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Vol. 48 - No. 4

February 13, 2011

Okemos to look at plan Monday

Wardcliff school may be community center By DAWN PARKER

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Nyaka AIDS Orphans School founder/director Twesigye Jackson Kaguri with the Nyaka Anti-AIDS Club Choir in 2005.

OKEMOS – When the Okemos Public Schools closed two elementary schools at the end of the 2009-10 school year, no one knew what the future of those buildings would be. Nearly two years later, a committee of residents, educators and other concerned citizens is working on returning Wardcliff to a place where laughter resounds and learning is commonplace. The closures affected three Okemos buildings – Wardcliff, Edgewood and Central elementaries. Central is now home to the Montessori program formerly at Edgewood, while

Edgewood acquired the Community Education program most recently housed at Chippewa Middle School. That leaves Wardcliff without purpose, but that doesn’t mean there are no ideas. At their next meeting Monday, Feb. 14, school board members will consider the committee’s recommendation that Wardcliff be converted into a community center. The vision of committee members, including Okemos Community Education director John Zappala, is for a myriad of activities, including athletics, meetings, a dog park, gardens, tutoring, classes for See Wardcliff/page 4

Impact at the U.N. Twp. ‘tax lady’ cometh Okemos man to share ideas from Ugandan village school



uring his studies at Columbia University in New York City, Jackson Kaguri did some work with the United Nations. But the Okemos resident, author of “The Price of Stones: Building A School for My Village”, couldn’t have imagined he

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would one day speak before the international body. Kaguri will do so on Monday, Feb. 28 as part of a panel on “Partnering With the Philanthropic Community to Provide Education for All”. The conference is sponsored by the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council.. “I’m very honored, given what I know about the U.N. and what they have done,” Kaguri said. “It’s a stamp of approval

“Education (is the) only way to break the cycle of poverty and deprivation,” – Jackson Kaguri

on the work you are doing. My respect for what the U.N. stands for is huge.” The native of Nyakagyezi, Uganda opened a school for HIV/AIDS orphans following the deaths of his brother, his sister See

U.N./page 7


To-do list for Monday: Flowers, chocolate — tax bill? People who pay their taxes on time twice a year have nothing to fear from Tax Day, which Julie comes at 5 Brixie p.m. Monday, Feb. 14 for the tax bills that went out Dec. 1, 2010. Meridian Township Treasurer Julie Brixie said as of

Feb. 8, more than 97 percent of summer taxes and 65 percent of winter taxes had been paid. Getting money from those who haven’t is a matter of calling, writing and – if necessary – an in-person visit. “We can send 20 letters and leave 100 messages on their phone, and they won’t pay,” Brixie said of some tough cases. “I’m willing to talk to people, if they are proactive, and if they return calls.” What does get their attention is tagging. That’s an orange sign stuck to the front door. It signifies that personal property inside building is

being seized and may not be removed, Brixie said. The proprietor usually pays immediately when that sign becomes a possibility , provided the business is still operating. “Showing up with the tags gets results,” she added. If payment is not received, anything needed to run that business – tables and chairs, pizza ovens, napkin dispensers – may, under Michigan law, be seized and sold to settle a delinquent personal property tax obligation. Brixie’s position gives her the authority to seize items See Taxes/page 3

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News in brief MSU’s Cousins will speak at St. Luke Lutheran church

Friends of Okemos Library thold book sale Feb. 26, 27

MSU quarterback Kirk Cousins will be speaking at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5589 Van Atta Road, Haslett, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. This approximately one hour event will be an opportunity to hear Kirk talk about his personal relationship with God and the impact his faith has had on his life. There is no admission fee, no reservations required and the public is invited. A free-will offering will benefit Lansing’s Christ Lutheran Church Soup Kitchen. For more information, visit or contact the church office at (517) 339-9119.

Nature center hosts skiing, snowshoeing in moon light

Skiers and snowshoers will be able to glide along the moonlit trails of the Harris Nature Center through the sparkling snow on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 6-9 p.m. In addition to the moon light and star light, the trails will be illuminated on this evening. There is a $3 per person fee for those who bring their own equipment and $9 per person fee for renting equipment. Call ahead at (517) 349-3866 to register and reserve your skis and snowshoes.

Kiwanis Club of E. Lansing to host Girl Scout leader

The Friends of the Okemos Library will hold a book sale Saturday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Meridian Senior Center, Kinawa Drive at 4000 Okemos Road. A members preview sale will be held Saturday from 8:30-9 a.m. On Sunday, fill a bag for $4. Donations of books are needed. Bring them to the Okemos Library at 4321 Okemos Road or call the library at (517) 347-2021.

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East Lansing Students of the Month December 2010 Eightth Grade Students of the Month for MacDonald Middle School (back row): Sanhaja Blunt, Daniel Sneathen, Alicia Williams, Alex Marinez, Loren Todd, Antonio Vargas; Front row: Jamila Marzette, Nadeen Abdalla-Ali, Kamyra Rodgers and Maddie Briggs . (Below) Seventh grade December 2010 Students of the Month for MacDonald Middle School: Malik Busch, Ellie Green, AJ Wilk, Alyssa Klump, Zoe Morse, Augustus Evered, Razia Muhammadi and Jacob Stanton.

The Kiwanis Club of East Lansing will hold a meeting Monday, Feb. 14 at 11:50 a.m. on the second floor of the Student Union Building, Michigan State University, corner of Abbot and Grand River. The scheduled program is: Tiffany Woodson, Girl Scouts of America, “State of Girl Scouts.” For more information, visit

State Rep. Meadows will hold coffee hour Feb. 18

State Representative Mark Meadows (D-East Lansing) is inviting residents to his next coffee hour on Friday, Feb. 18, from 7:30-9 a.m. at Blondie’s Barn, 5640 Marsh Road in Haslett. Meadows holds regular coffee hours in the community to meet with constituents and discuss their concerns. For more information, contact Meadows at (517) 373-1786 or by email at Meadows also encourages residents to sign up for his e-newsletter, “The Meadows Report,” which he uses to provide brief updates of his work at the Capitol and in the community. To sign up, e-mail him or visit his Web site at

Crossroads UMC to hold Swiss steak supper

Swiss steak, potatoes, salad, vegetables and brownies are on the menu when Crossroads United Methodist Church invites the public to dinner Saturday, Feb. 26 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads north of Williamston and east of Haslett. The cost of the meal will be $8 for adults, with children aged 10 and under admitted free of any charge The money raised from the event will be used to help the church purchase and install new flooring in the fellowship hall. The women of the church will sell pies in an addi-

Annual Interfaith Day to be at Plymouth Congregational

The 41st Annual Interfaith Day program will be held Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. A vegetarian selection will be available. Reservations must be made by Feb. 15. Attendees are asked to bring a can of beans, tuna or salmon, to be donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. For more information, contact Royalyn Vert at (517) 323-4355 or

Knit-a-Thon Feb. 12 to make items for area’s young adults

Knitters from Mid-Michigan will gather from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, to knit together and make items to benefit young adults at Child and Family Services of Lansing. The Knit-a-Thon will be held at Perspective2, 319 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing’s Old Town. A donation of $2 is suggested to help cover costs. For more information, contact Jane Reiter of the Mid-Michigan Knitting Guild at (517) 327-0938 or Information is also available through the Peace Education Center tional fund-raiser. For details, call the at (517) 515-5634 or church at (517) 655-1466 or e-mail

Pancake supper will aid Okemos High School clubs

The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will host a pancake supper Friday, Feb. 18, at the Okemos High School Cafeteria from 4:30-7 p.m. The supper will benefit the Okemos High School Action Club and the Okemos High School Key club. Tickets are $6 per person. The supper precedes the Okemos vs. Holt basketball game. Call Terry at (517) 349-2028 for more information.

OKemos Masonic Temple has taco dinner fund-raiser

An all-you-can-eat taco dinner with homemade cookies will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road, Okemos. The cost is adults, $7; children 5-12, $4. All proceeds will benefit the Okemos, Williamston and Haslett food banks. The dinner is sponsored by Okemos Chapter No 267 OES. For more information, contact Karen Cook at (517) 468-3316.

Taxes: Due now or take someone to small claims court. Her office is also able to get a “jeopardy assessment” against businesses like recently-sold L&L, which helps put the township in position to collect taxes. Chasing after people isn’t fun, but Brixie said she knew it was part of the job. “I’d be shirking my duties if I didn’t do it. It’s one of the duties of the treasurer, and one that I take very seriously,” she said. Many a struggling businessperson has been put on a payment plan, and Brixie said many have expressed appreciation for something they found helpful. But businesses that leave town – the dry cleaner that pulls up stakes and leaves people without their clothes, for example – make her job much more difficult. How are tax absconders found out? Brixie said business own-

ers sometimes unwittingly tip their hand, calling to ask for a final water meter reading. Jill Feldpausch, assistant finance director/treasurer for East Lansing, noted the city accepts mailed payments postmarked the 14th. A 3 percent penalty on the winter amount is added after the due date, and anything outstanding on real property at month’s end is turned over to the county for collection. The largest current outstanding tax bill is $451,361 for the Chandler Crossings apartment complex, but Feldpausch said that account is always paid on time. The city retains jurisdiction over personal property, and collection efforts – calls, letters and visits – begin immediately after the due date on those accounts. In-person collections are rare, Feldpausch said, with

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annually. Wardcliff did undergo energy retrofitting in recent years, including new windows, which might moderate costs somewhat. Zappala is also certain the community would back Wardcliff the way Edgewood has been supported, with donations of books, supplies and time. The challenge, he noted, would be finding the necessary funds to pay the bills, compensate a custodian and keep an eye on the building.

youth and adults and programs for seniors. Soccer fields on the property are already filled in warm weather, while the neighborhood got an inaugural community garden started last year. “We want this to be a vibrant, active, dynamic place that is of service to people,” Zappala said. Keeping the school occupied with educational, sports and activity programming, Perfect situation according to Okemos Superintendent Dr. “This is a perfect location, a beautiful Catherine Ash, would ease the transition school and a wonderful neighborhood,” he back to a working school should enroll- continued. ment ever rebound. “The next step is to follow the board’s request, explore programs and think about How to pay for it? revenue generation.” It’s not yet clear how the center would Ash said she feels it’s important to bring be funded, given that Okemos is facing activities and programs into Wardcliff. a minimum of $2.5 million in cuts to its “It’s good for the neighborhood and for 2011-12 budget. Zappala said committee the school district,” she added. members – who met six times between While the proposal will likely be apOctober and January – discussed seeking proved by the board for further research grants and other third-party funding. and exploration, for the center to exist it The goal, he added, is for the center to must operate in the black. offer the kinds of opportunities that would “What is the reality financially and inin turn generate revenue for the center to terest-wise of the outside community of be self-supporting. bringing programs into our school? Zappala has experience on that front, Will it be able to financially sustain ithaving brought all of the district’s pre- self or have a positive impact on the budschool programs together at Edgewood, get?” Ash said are among the questions while this year alone writing $1.5 million that demand answers. in grants to support OCE programming. Those interested in reading the report He believes the heating and light bill at submitted to the board may find it at Wardcliff would be similar to Edgewood, under “Longwhich runs between $35,000 and $45,000 Range Planning”.


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Right culture, climate

“Our goal is to really create a culture and a climate within our building where all kids feel safe, they feel secure and they feel valued,” he said. “We know at the end of the day (that) when they are safe, secure and valued kids feel personally, the greater their academic achievement.” Haslett Middle School

students now have their own challenge: Design a logo around the concept of pride. A winner will be determined soon. The high schoolers who spoke displayed diverse interests, from a pageant winner to a painter to an athlete. All talked about some aspect of the word pride, from preparing for activities to showing integrity through sportsmanship or academics to thinking about the consequences of their choices. Some of the ways the high schoolers did that included succeeding in athletics, tutoring other students or simply cleaning up after themselves. Pride, they told the middle schoolers, has many different faces. Keynote speaker for the assembly was 2010 Haslett graduate Cody Little, now a Michigan State University freshman majoring in engineering.

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Haslett High School senior Andrew Beauman spoke about his art during a recent assembly for Haslett Middle School students celebrating P.R.I.D.E. (Prepared, Responsible, Integrity, Decide, Engage).

Little related experiences to the students which showed both the negative and positive aspects of pride. “I think about working hard toward a goal and trying to achieve that goal,” Little said about pride. There was the volleyball class out of which he nearly transferred, believing he would fail. Instead, Little said he decided to work hard to get better, and he transformed himself from one of the worst players in the

‘It’s time for you now to put in the hard work so that you’re in a place to be successful down the road.” – Haslett graduate Cody Little, class into one of the best. “It helped me to proud of myself that I stuck with it and got better,” he said. “If you have it in your head to get better at something, the biggest obstacle you have to overcome is yourself.”

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Pride, Little noted, can also give a person the false impression they are better than they actually are – but there’s a way to avoid that. “It’s time for you now to put in the hard work so you’re in a place to be successful down the road,” Little told the stu-

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Devotion to reading inspires E.L.’s librarian By DAWN PARKER


rowing up, Kristin Shelley could always count on a book being close at hand. Shelley, a South Bend, Ind. native who sat in the director’s chair at the East Lansing Public Library for the first time on Jan. 18, had the good fortune of having a mother who was an English teacher. “She was very good about every birthday, every holiday – she would give us books,” Shelley remembered. “We would always have the Caldecott, the Newbery (honors annually given to the best children’s books) – she was very good on making sure we were up on our literature.” That love of reading laid the foundation for passing that devotion on to others. Shelley came to East Lansing after just over three years as the deputy director of the Worthington, Ohio Libraries. Her accomplishments in Worthington included setting up a homework help center at one branch and job help centers at all three branches. Although she retains an allegiance to her hometown Irish, Shelley attended Indiana University for college, which

turned her into a Big Ten basketball fan. “If you went to Indiana, you weren’t rooting for their football team,” she quipped. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from IU, and then returned to her alma mater after an 18-month break for a master’s degree in library science. While the path through political science may seem unusual for a librarian, Shelley said talk at family dinners always included politics and current events. “I have always really enjoyed different cultures, people from different places and learning about different countries,” she said. Shelley spent a summer in the Netherlands as a high school exchange student, and returned for nearly a year during college.

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A relative who was a rare-books librarian for the Minneapolis Public Library made that career path look fun. “They would travel all over and look at rare books all over the world,” Shelley recalled. “I thought, ‘That’s a really … cool job.” It was an “absolutely wonderful” decision, she says today. “Nowhere (else) do you get to do just about every career all

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day. You don’t practice law, but you do … help people find the right forms, there are a lot of history questions. It’s been the perfect career,” she said. Upon graduation, Shelley was recruited by the Columbus (Ohio) Library System for a librarian’s position – but there was a twist. “What they needed was a children’s librarian, and I had no children’s background,” she recalled. Shelley figures she sold herself well, as she spent the next eight years doing just that. East Lansing’s size and the proximity of a large university were the main factors in attracting Shelley to the position created with the retirement in June 2010 of longtime director Sylvia Marabate. “I knew there were cultural opportunities, there were probably lots of interaction with the community. By all things I have read and looked at, it was a very literate community that definitely supported the library,” Shelley said. Shelley hopes one of the first things to be addressed in her tenure is how the lirary does business and whether things can be done more efficiently. “I’m very committed to being a really diligent and good steward of the taxpayers’ money,” she said. Consolidation with the 13-branch Cap-


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and an infant nephew. Nyaka School – which also ensures students are fed and seen by a nurse when needed – graduated its first sixth-grade class in 2008. A second school has been established in nearby Kutamba. The conference’s attendees will hear an opening address from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and a keynote address from American-born Queen Rania of Jordan. Kaguri’s panel, to include “Three Cups of Tea” author Greg Mortenson, will speak on “Staying the course: Enabling access for girls and boys to complete primary education”. During the promotional tour for “The Price of Stones”, Kaguri said the book’s publisher continued to emphasize one of the book’s main themes: Education as a basic human right. It can be an alien concept in Uganda, where many children cannot afford tuition. The invitation to speak at the conference came in September. “Someone from ECOSOC sent an e-mail asking if I would be willing (to speak),” Kaguri said. The answer, of course, was yes. He anticipates the panel will address the issue of education in a village setting

like Nyakagyezi, and what it means to get an education. “Education (is the) only way to break the cycle of poverty and deprivation,” Kaguri said, while acknowledging families still have to provide children with uniforms, books and lunch. “Without money, kids are just as likely to stay home,” he added. Education is the solution to greater peace and security in the world, Kaguri said – especially for girls.

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“They have to have good role models in their communities,” he added. Some of those good examples might come from the 15 teachers with jobs thanks to Nyaka, along with a school nurse and cooks. In addition to the three R’s, Nyaka students are taught how to grow their own food and how to cook – both girls and boys, which required a little re-education. In Uganda, Kaguri explained, cooking is considered to be women’s work. “I got on the floor and peeled bananas, which is considered to be the ultimate woman’s job. I told them, ‘It’s not going to change who you are’,” he recalled. After finishing the bananas, he washed his hands, straightened his tie and taught a class.

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OKEMOS — The Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club has presented senior Aisling Zhao, Okemos High School with the Student of the Month award. She also received a gift certificate to Akagi Japanese Restaurant on Central Park Dr. in Okemos. The student was nominated for her outstanding academics and leadership skills, involvement in school-related activities and community service.

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Aisling is a national merit semi-finalist, an advanced placement scholar with distinction, and a multiple recipient of I ratings at MSBOA Solo and Ensemble State Festival for violin. Miss Zhao is also a captain of ACTION, Key Club treasurer and a member of National Honor Society.



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For example, ordinary vinyl windows are a no-no. An initial notification letter elicited 10 to 12 comments, only one or two of which were positive. “We did not get a groundswell of support,” Schmitt said. However, he added that after residents got an explanation of a historic district most people’s views became more favorable.

EAST LANSING — a variety of fitness, youth sports, aquatics, and preschool classes are being offered at Parkwood YMCA The Winter 2 session will run from Feb. 21-April 10. Check out the detailed schedule online at or call the YMCA at (517) 827-9680 to register. . Parents and toddlers explore movement activities on an obstacle course of mats.

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than $320,000 from the MSU Spirit check sales to the scholarship fund. A second donation check for $5,000, from the sales of the Spartan Sports checks, will go to the Clara Bell Smith Center’s StudentAthlete Support Services program. This program is in place to help MSU student athletes reach their full potential. SASS offers a wide range of services including academic counseling, computer labs, tutoring, career planning, community service opportunities, personal development workshops, and more. — From MSU Federal Credit Union

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Second Lt. Graham N. Burgess is assigned as an infantry platoon leader with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne) 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Graham is a 2006 graduate of Graham Okemos Burgess High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the University of Michigan. 2LT Burgess is the son of Louis and Kathy Burgess of Okemos. Lt. Burgess was commissioned in 2010 as an Infantry officer in the United States Army through the Reserve Office Training Corps at the University of Michigan He completed the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course, U.S. Army Ranger School, and Airborne School while assigned to Fort Benning, Ga.


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Children’s concert next Saturday at East Lansing’s Hannah Community Center The Children’s Concert Series concludes with the Wanda Degen Trio at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Admission and parking are free. Degen, Pete Wittig and Dan Giacobassi’s will bring out the child in everyone. Degen, a dulcimer and autoharp player, specializes in music for preschoolers. Pete Wittig’s zest for guitar and harmonica is contagious, Dan flute adds a lively and lovely sound. Together, they create a musical romp where dancing and singing is all part of the fun. For more information, call (517) 319-6929 or visit


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uch was written, and deservedly so, as we marked the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth last week. I hope we recapture the vision of America’s 40th president and use it as a roadmap for the 21st century and beyond. Throughout his eight years in the Oval Office, Reagan brought a renewed sense of optimism to a beleaguered nation disillusioned by war and scandal. He repeatedly described America as the “shining city upon a hill.” In his poignant 1989 farewell address, Reagan said: “ my mind, it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” Reagan’s imagery came from “A Model of Christian Charity,” a 1630 sermon by Puritan pioneer John Winthrop. When he wrote these memorable words, Winthrop was poised to arrive on the American shore. The man who eventually became governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony accurately predicted that the new community would be a “city upon a hill” watched by the world. Winthrop’s inspiration came from Matthew 5:14. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells his listeners: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your


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Chieftain swimmers regain their footing

Okemos y sits at 6-1 this season and is in first place in the CAAC Blue division. The victory kept the Chieftains perfect in With any loss, comes a learning experience that you can use to improve as a team. league meets this season. “Everyone did a nice job in that meet, That is the message that Okemos swim an all around great effort,” Saucedo said coach Patrick Saucedo gave to his team afreferring to the Chieftains 96-90 victory over ter they lost to Holt in the season-opening Holt. Waverly Relay meet. “At the Waverly Relays, we made some The Chieftains boy’s swimming team took their coaches advice and have ran with big mistakes, and Holt swam perfect, therefore they won. This time around, the guys it ever since.


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MASON - Okemos had a solid Plan B for Mason in the absence of leading scorer Chris Harrison-Docks: play good defense, spread the ball around and look for layups on the offensive end. The plan worked to perfection. Mack McKearney had a game-high 21 points and added six assists and five rebounds to lead Okemos to a 80-50 victory over Mason in a CAAC crossover game last Tuesday. It was a good primer for what lay ahead. The Chieftains took on cross-town rival East Lan-

sing last Friday, after press time. Last Tuesday, HarrisonDocks out with an ankle injury, the Chieftains were without their top outside shooting presence, but in the end, it didn’t matter. Senior forward Pat Garnett scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, while junior forward Jackson Miller provided a spark off the bench with 14 points and five rebounds. “Without Chris, we knew that our bigs had to step up as a group and find another scoring option,” Garnett said. “We just kept working the ball around and looking for open shots. We got a lot of faith that all our guys can hit

open shots.” From start to finish, Okemos (12-2) worked the ball inside, wearing down Mason in the paint. The Chieftains had eight of their nine dressed players score in the victory. “As a coach, you worry about a Tuesday night game, playing on the road against a team you already beat, but I think we responded well and didn’t allow any type of letdown,” Okemos coach Dan Stolz said. “We shared the ball extremely well tonight.” Thomas McNamara scored 15 points, Kyle Brunner added 11 points, and Saylor Lavallii added 10 points on 2-of-3 shooting from 3-point range for Mason (6-8).

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Different type of team

“This team is a little different from teams I’ve had in the past just because I don’t have a ton of really big individual standouts,” Saucedo said. “But what we do have is a big team, and overall as a group, were pretty deep, which

is certainly a good thing.” The Chieftains are led by senior Landon Leffler, who already posted a state qualifying time in the 100 breastroke, as well as sophomore Adam Marsh, who has state cuts in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. Other then those two, Saucedo said that any one of his swimmers could step up and surprise him on any given night, and as a coach, that is just what he likes to see. “That just means that everyone is eager to work hard for the team and earn their spots,” Saucedo said. “Our goal is just to keep improving every day so that we get ready for the Championship meets coming up here soon.”

Sports briefs Rogers scores 15 but Vikings fall to Davison

Miranda Rogers scored a team-high 15 points, but Haslett fell 55-51 to Davison in a nonleague matchup Tuesday night. Molly Duda added 10 points for the Vikings, who fell to 8-7 overall with the loss. Kolbie Brow led Davis

with 16 points including six of six free throws in the fourth quarter to put Haslett away.

Trojan boys cruise to victory over Everett

Sophomore Javon Haines scored a game-high 16 points to lead East Lansing to a 93-40 victory over Everett in a CAAC Blue

matchup Tuesday night. Junior forward John McAdoo scored 15 points and senior Derion Threatt added 12 points in the victory. With the win, East Lansing improved to 12-2 overall and 8-1 in the CAAC Blue. Deshawn Qawwee led Everett (2-12, 1-6) with 12 points.



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ond half and pressured us, forced some turnovers, and really started playing with some confidence, so credit Mason,” Hursey said. “But in the end, I thought we kept our composure and whenever they made some runs, we made some big shots down the stretch.,” Hursey said.


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But whenever Mason got close, Hoffman seemed to be there with the answer. She scored nine of her 17 points in the second half. Kali Barry led Mason with eight points and Rebekah Bentz added seven points for Mason. “They came out in the sec-


seven points as the Chieftains improved to 10-5 overall on the season. After Okemos took a commanding 21-12 lead into halftime, Mason slowly chipped away at the lead and was able to cut the deficit to just two points midway through the forth quarter.


boards like that and is assertive on offense, there aren’t many that can stop her,” Okemos coach Tyler Hursey said of his 6’3” center. “She really was the difference maker in this game for us tonight.” Julia Grisdela and Kristelle Yewah each added


MASON- Okemos senior Hannah Hoffman has heard the talk of how there are so many talented girls basketball players in the Lansing area this season. Hoffman made a statement with her play last Tues-

day that better translate to her name being included in that talk. Hoffman scored a gamehigh 17 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and added six blocks as Okemos sneaked out a 41-35 victory over Mason in a CAAC crossover matchup. “When she goes to the

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E. Lansing girls not a typical hoop team By SEAN MERRIMAN

EAST LANSING- It’s beginning to look more and more as if East Lansing isn’t a typical high school basketball team and point guard Meechi Thompson isn’t a typical freshman. Thompson scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half and added four assists as East Lansing defeated Holt 69-52 in a CAAC Blue matchup Friday, Feb 4. “She’s a phenomenal athlete who is going to have some great games and some not so great games as any freshman would, but tonight was certainly a great one,” East Lansing coach Rob Smith said of Thompson. “To come out in a game of this significance and to play as well as she did tonight, really says a lot for a freshman.” Thompson and the Trojans jumped out to an early 12-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Senior guard Deborah Hoekstra had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while junior forward Natalie Rose Brogan added 12 points and six rebounds for East Lansing. “We’ve all been playing

good as of late and are confident that anyone of us can step up on any given night,” Brogan said. “Holt always seems to give us a good game every time we play them, so this was definitely a game that we were all looking forward to.” “Holt has a lot of great players and I always know that they are going to play us hard, so hats off to their kids,” Smith said. “But our kids were ready for this and we did a great job of executing against their zone and getting out and running our fast break. “Our intensity tonight was as good as it gets.” The Trojans had nine different players score in the game, including junior guard Aimee Konkel who provided a spark off the bench with 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting. “Having that many players score in a game just means that we are starting to learn that this is a team game,” Smith said. “You don’t win championships unless you have everyone playing team basketball.” #Win over Everett The Trojans returned to

action on Tuesday last week with another CAAC Blue matchup, this time against Lansing Everett. Both Thompson and Hoekstra continued their solid play in this one as well. Hoekstra had 13 points

and four steals while Thompson added seven points as East Lansing cruised to a 58-24 victory. The Trojans held Everett scoreless in the second quarter on their way to improving their league record to a perfect 8-0 this season.

Konkell scored six points and reserve guard Shayna Allen added five points and four steals for East Lansing (12-3). The Trojans have a twogame league in the CAAC Blue standings and look to be the favorite to win the


league outright once again. “This year’s senior class has said ‘we want to put our year, 2011 on the banner for eight straight,’ ” Smith said. “They really want it bad, and they are showing that by how hard they have been working at it.”


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Lansing State Journal Home Delivery East Lansing Area Independent Contractor positions available. The Lansing State Journal now has an immediate opening for established home delivery route; Delivery times are 1.5 to 3.5 hours per route between 3:00 am and 6:00 am 7 days a week. This is an excellent opportunity to earn additional income. You must live in the East Lansing, Okemos or Haslett area. The weekly profit for this route is approximately $200.00 per week. If you are interested in more information please contact Jamie Hillman at 517-377-1177 or you can email at

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Mason OPEN SUN, 2-4 - 1247 WILDFLOWER Holt address, Mason schools. 1523 Sq. ft. new build. 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, 2 car garage, hardwood floors, ac, realtors welcome. $129,900. 517-290-4829

COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: small efficiency or 1 bdrm. Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300 COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: small efficiency or 1 bdrm. Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300 DOWNTOWN 408 W. IONIA. Studio ($460) & room ($335). Utilities included. Close to LCC & Cooley. 517-749-3890.

DOWNTOWN LOFT 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., wood floors, stainless appliances, laundry, secured PORTLAND- 1990 SCHULTZ. garage parking. $900/mo. 14’x72’ 3 bdrm., 2 bath, in 517-482-8771 or 517-719small secluded park near 5600. school & close to downtown. Central air. Newer steel skirting, roof, FRANDOR NEAR spacious, secure 2 bdrm. Rent incl. evestroughs & decks. heat, water, trash pickup, $16K. 517-647-2464 carport, sep. storage unit, laundry fac. in bsmt. On site owner/mgr. No pets. $585/mo. Immediate occupancy. 517-881-2049.

Apartments For Rent ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900 DOWNTOWN remodeled 2 bdrm., laminate wood floors, large kitchen, available midJanuary. $595+ heat & water. 517-719-5600

DUCK LAKE-LAKEFRONT LUXURY APT. 1300 sq. ft., 1 master bdrm., on golf course with indoor pool & use of boats. 8 mi. N. of I-94 at exit 121. Prefer 3 yr. lease. $1200/mo. + deposit. 517-937-2344. FRANDOR/CHESTER RD., MSU FREE HEAT-WATER! Spacious 1,010 sq. ft., 2 bdrm. Quiet, clean, lg. closets, laundry, carport. Desirable neighborhood on bus route. $695. 517-641-7645 HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. LANSING AREA- 1 , 2 & 3 bdrms. starting from $400 + dep. Includes utilities. 517-372-6250

BENJAMIN STUMP REMOVAL (Formerly Bill’s Stump Re- OPEN SUN., 2-4, 1 2 4 7 Wildflower Mason schools. moval). Prompt service, 1523 Sq. ft. new build. 3 free estimates. Insured. bdrm., 2.5 bath, 2 car ga- OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652 Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 rage, hardwood & ceramic bdrms., hardwood floors, floors, AC, realtors welWhen you need $525-$675, heat included. come. $129,900. 517-290517-896-8732 4829 repairs around the

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BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

FREE HEAT & W A T E R . Edgemont Waverly. Quiet desirable neighborhood. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No pets. From $525. 712-4915, 202-3234, 323-1153

$199 M ove In Special Plus Enter to Win a 32’’ F lat Screen TV! Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. 1 beds from $499. 2 beds from $599. * Free Utilities * Fitness Center * Arizona Dry Sauna * Indoor/Outdoor Pool * Resident Business Center * Walk-in Closets 10 minutes west of downtown Lansing, Thomas Cooley Law School, I-496 and I-96 and directly north of the Lansing Mall. Village Green of Lansing 5200 Mall Drive West Lansing, MI 48917

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Duplexes Townhomes BLUE WATER VILLAGE Dimondale, near GM Delta plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 baths, starting at $700 & trash incl. all appliances, bsmt., pets welcome. Call 517-749-1714 or 517-372-6250

Homes For Rent 1325 GLENROSE AVE. Very nice 3 bdrm., all appliances, lg yard, garage. 1st, last deposit. $750 + utilities. 517-708-7528.

$225 PER MONTH Lease to Own!!! 3 Bed/1 Bath - over 800 sq.ft. Brand New Carpet, Vinyl, & Appliances. We Specialize in Hard to Finance Individuals!!! The Meadows of St. Johns (989)224-7707

Call (866)399-2924 for more details LANSING W Michigan. 1 bdrm., living rm., kitch., bath. $525 + electric. Call 517-482-8771 or 517-719-5600

Apartments Suburbs 1st Month Rent FREE when 424 WARREN CHARLOTTE you sign a 12 mo. lease! MI 48858 New plumbing, Forest View Apts, Haslett electrical, drywall, and * Immediate Occupancy paint. Has a 26x32 pole * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 barn attached via breeze* PET WELCOME way, Pole barn has its own * Single level bldg w/ prielectrical panel. Beautiful vate entries sunroom. New Windows * Washer/Dryer hook ups Siding and Roof in 08. Loin utility room cated in a Quiet Neighbor* Vaulted ceiling in living hood 1 mile from the I-69 room on ramp Deposit Required * Storage access all utilities responsibility * Lovely wooded setting of the tenant. 2 bedrooms, * Close to everything 1 BA, Yard, Washer/Dryer Expires January 15, 2011 in unit, Small dogs (under Call today for info and tour! 25lbs), Large Dogs, Hard517-349-2250 wood Floors, Dishwasher, Conditions apply. Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch, Air Conditioning, ( 5 1 7 ) 5 8 8 - 0 5 4 1 G.L. in town, ground floor, 2 bdrm., heat & water incld. 48813 $435. 517-627-6751.

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WILL CLEAN YOUR Home. Honest, hardworking, dependable, reasonable. Call Mary 517-648-7133

Hospitals & Insurance Companies Now Hiring!


TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. haul- MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Re- PAINTING Interior/Exterior, ed Yard & build. clean up, Top Quality Work, Fair pair brick, block & stone. trees & bushes trimmed. Rates, Free Estimates, Fndn/chimney repair/new. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664 References. Call Mike WarLic. & Ins. 517-647-5380 ren at 627-7732 or 256-2600

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HHA’S/CNA’S Needed immediately in St. Johns and Williamston. Experience necessary. Reliable transporation. Please email resume to lisa@

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LIVE IN CAREGIVER For elderly female with dementia. Charlotte city limits. 517-983-8149.

Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

COSMETOLOGIST Senior independent living community seeks experienced cosmetologist for Thursdays & Fridays. Apply in person at Great Lakes Christian Homes, Inc., 2050 S. Washington Rd., Holt, MI


HOLT: 1 BEDROOM , $470 + deposit. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. Coin laundry. New carpet. 1960 Aurelius Road. Applications, up front. ** 586-292-3681 **

AIRLINES ARE HIRING— Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified—Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-891-2281. MM

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DAY? Your own local candy route 25 machines and candy all for $9995.00. All major credit cards accepted 877-915-8222 Vend 3.MC

HASLETT & OKEMOS $0 deposit Large 2 bdrms. from $495. Ph. 337-1133

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Buy, Sell, Research and get Shopping Advice 24/7 at:

Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area. Buick RAINIER SUV AWD, 2004 $10,900 80K+ mi., CXL, NAV, moon, leather. $45K new. Excellent cond. Dealer maintained. 517-204-4343

Cadillac CADILLAC DTS 2003 $5,900 150K+ hwy. mi., Diamond white, moon, well maint. Excellent cond. Spotless/garaged. 517-204-4343

Mercury MARQUIS LS, 2006 $11,900/BEST 40K mi. Leather, champagne. Mom passed away. Excellent condition. 517-281-2080 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 1998 4.6L V8, 183,000 mi.


MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 1998 4.6L V8, 183,000 mi.


Chevrolet IMPALA 2001 $4,700 3.8L V6,Auto, Power, CD,151000mi., Great Car 517-525-3311

Mitsubishi ECLIPSE SPYDER GTS 2003 $6,000/OBO 6 cyl, Lthr, conv, 5 speed 102000mi., Blue 517-455-2444

Oldsmobile ACHIEVA 1992 $2,700 3.3L V6, Auto, 77000mi., White, SC 517-525-3311

SOLD. February 13, 2011


DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT 2006 $12,000 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 53193mi., Blue, must sell 517-490-2104

Honda ACCORD 2009 $19,500 Loaded - Burgandy with beige heated leather. 517-525-3363


Mini Vans

GMC GMC SIERRA SLE, 2000 $8995 70K mi. 4x4, long bed. 1 owner, like new. Excellent condition. 517-896-3686

Sport Utility Vehicles FORD EXPLORER LIMITED 2006 $14,,395/OBO LOADED, Lthr, DVD, 3rd Row, 82Kmi, 4X4, White Excellent Cond. 517-655-5919

Subaru LEGACY OUTBACK AWD 1999 4 cyl, DVD, 159000mi., Blue


Automobiles Wanted VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098


Junk Cars Wanted

Trucks DODGE 2000 3/4 TON $10,000 4x4 w/Fisher snowplow, 2nd owner, V8 auto, looks, drives, runs excellent 517-712-6178 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 2003 $14,000/OBO Ext Cab LS, 8 cyl, Pwr Seats, 79Kmi, Pewter,Trucklid 517-648-3715

CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.


FORD RANGER 1995 $5000 Ext. Cab, 4x4, 103K mi., pw/pl, new tires 517-204-9162

WE BUY JUNK CARS Pickup 7 days a week

DODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB 1992 $2000 V-6, Auto, RWD, 125k, Tonneau Cover, Tow pkg. 248-842-3328

BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737

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AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

Homes For Rent ~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! Section 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

CottagesResorts For Rent CLEAN, COZY WATER FRONT CABINS - With fireplace, sleeps 4. Near to snowmobile/cross county trails & ski resorts. Weekly & weekend rates available. Cadillac area. 231-829-5075.


MERIDIAN CHARTER TOWNSHIP, INGHAM COUNTY MARCH BOARD OF REVIEW The Meridian Charter Township Board of Review will conduct its organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864.

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Supervisor Schneider. Members present were Supervisor Schneider, BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM L A N S I N G - 2 & 3 bdrm UPPER MICHIGAN, IN Hiawith garage. Gas, elechouses and 2 bdrm apts. & watha Forest, secluded Clerk McQueen, Treasurer Garrity, Trustees Clark, Curtis, tric & deposit required. duplexes. $600-$700. Local 4,000 sq. ft. modern lodge, Pett and Puttler. Also present was Superintendent Feltman. 2011 Tentative Factors: No pets. $750/mo. owner cell 989-550-1181. sleeps 15. Private, lake 517-641-6364 stocked with Trophy Bass The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss Goals & Agricultural Real Property & Muskie. Starts @ $450/week. 906-428-3247 Objectives, Board Rules, Downtown Development Authority, Commercial Real Property BE A HOME O W N E R . No banks. Move in now. Lease OKEMOS: WALK TO BenUpton Road Industrial Park Concept and Community Signage Industrial Real Property nett Woods & Okemos and land contract. Owner High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, Financing. 517-202-3121. Residential Real Property Strategy. There was no action taken. Mobile Homes ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. Personal Property Meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m. For Rent $1600. 517-694-1825. CHARLOTTE

1280 N. Clinton Trail, 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1344 sq. ft. ranch home. Full unfinished bsmnt., 2 car attached garage. $750+ deposit. 517-622-6059



12067 Rupp Rd., 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1,092 sq ft, ranch home. Full bsmnt., 1.5 car attached garage. $725+ 517-622-6059 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

REGENT, 139 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, lg. fenced yard, air, laundry in bsmt., garage. $775+ util. 719-5600 or 482-8771

S. LANSING- 5142 Bogart St., 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath, 2 car garage, 1400 sq. ft., $850+ util.; HOLT-2115 Dean Ave., 3 bdrm., 2 car garage, $850+ util.; 1021 Thorburn, 2 bdrm., $600+ util.; GRAND LEDGE- 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 1 car garage, $650+ util. All have fenced backyards & full bsmnt. All properties in nice, quiet subdivisions. Sec. 8 & MSHDA okay. Near busline. Call: 5 1 7 - 4 1 0 - 7 2 5 7 . WILLIAMSTON - 5 bdrm., 3 bath, split level country home on 5 acres. 2 car garage. Gorgeous deck, pet okay. Run-in/indoor arena. 20 mins. to MSU. $1,400/mo. 231-258-3413

GRAND LEDGE: 1 bdrm. $420 + sec. dep. & includes all utils. 2 bdrm., $420 + utils. & sec. dep. Pets on approval. 517256-4817, 517-896-3285

Room For Rent BUSLINE, ROOMS WITH private bath, $350mo., all utilities included. Old Town near. Rooms with shared bath, $300-$350 mo., all utils. incld. 1059 N. Larch St. 2 BR, bsmt., $550/mo. + utils. Call 517-484-5619.

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Respectfully submitted, Kathleen B. McQueen, Clerk Bath Charter Township DBR/TC-898860


CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Zoning Amendment #11020 (Township Board) Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Room of the Meridian Municipal Building (phone 517-8534560), to hear all persons interested in a request for a zoning amendment. The Township Board initiated the amendment to revise Section 86-440 Mixed Use Planned Unit Development. The specific amendment may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Board of Review will meet for assessment appeals at the Township Municipal Building on the following days: Monday, March 14, 2011: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For an appointment to appear before the Board of Review, call 517-853-4400 by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011. For those who are unable to attend, written appeals will be accepted if received by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Mary M. G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk TC-897335

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Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Meridian Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI, 48864 (phone: 517-853-4000), to hear all persons interested in a zoning amendment. The Meridian Township Board is proposing to amend Section 86-368(b) of the Code of Ordinances to allow the raising and keeping of chickens as a non-agricultural use accessory to a single family dwelling in the RRA, RAAA, RAA, RA and RB zoning districts. Information may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (phone 517-853-4560). Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Planning Commission at the above address or at the meeting.

Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk

Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk

Respectfully submitted, Kathleen B. McQueen, Clerk

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HASLETT/2 HOMES 2 BR., pond view. 3 BR., close to schools. Appliances included, both $840. Immediate FISHING CABoccupancy. Pet ok. 517- CANADIAN INS for RENT. Walleyes, 281-0765. jumbo perch, big northerns. Call Hugh or LANSING-3 BDRM. , 1.5 bath, Doris toll free 800-426-2550 Laundry hookup, ceramic for free brochure. Or look tile, new carpet, nice yard. at our website No dogs. $625+ utilities & $625 deposit. $20 applicaMM tion fee. Call 517-819-5219.

877-475-SELL Monday - Friday, 8am – 5pm




Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk



CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Zoning Amendment #11030 (Township Board) Public Hearing





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Notice is hereby given that the Meridian Township Parks Department has applied for a wetland use permit for the construction of a fishing dock on Lake Cathryn, which is located in Central Park near the Historic Village in Section 15 of the Township. The primary address for the overall park site is 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864 and for the Historic Village is 5107 Marsh Road, Okemos Michigan 48864. Written public comments may be submitted to the Charter Township of Meridian, Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864, phone (517)-853-4560. Comments must be postmarked and/or dated no later than Monday, March 7, 2011. Information regarding these requests may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, phone (517) 853-4560, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Schneider. Members present were Supervisor Schneider, Clerk McQueen, Treasurer Garrity, Trustees Clark, Curtis, Pett and Puttler. Also present were Superintendent Feltman, Police Chief Rose, Senator Emmons, Representative Glardon and several township residents. ACTION: 1. Approved the agenda with the addition of discussion of Board Rules to New Business/Items for Introduction. 2. Approved the consent agenda to receive and file the Senior Services Advisory Committee minutes of December 15, 2010, Police & Fire Board minutes of November 10, 2010, Elections Commission minutes of January 18, 2011 and correspondence from the Clinton County Drain Commissioner in reference to the Remy-Chandler Drain. Approved the payment of the General Fund vouchers #38748-#38834 in the amount of $50,571.73, Sewer Fund vouchers #2756-#2759 in the amount of $57,425.00 and Payroll vouchers #20328#20366, Direct Deposits #817-#835 in the amount of $56,823.57, ACH/MERS in the amount of $26,027.56. 3. Approved the regular Board meeting minutes of January 18, 2011. 4. Approved proceeding on the drafting of an Ordinance for the Downtown Development Authority. 5. Approved amending Section 6.4 of the Board Rules that deal with Public Statement Two-Three Minutes. 6. Approved a 1% wage increase for the Supervisor, Clerk and Treasurer. 7. Approved May 7, 2011 as the Tom King Memorial Junk Day. County Commissioner Report - None. Superintendent’s Report - Verbal report given. Meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

Move in for as low as $348 NO APP FEE! 3 Bdrm/2 Bath Over 1300 Sq. Ft. All Appliances, W/D, CA. Holt School District Pet Friendly ALL CREDIT CONSIDERED! Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows Today! 1-888-258-2412 *Must close by 2-28-11* EHO

OKEMOS: WALK TO Bennett Woods & Okemos High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. $1600. 517-694-1825.

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