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E.L. OKs rules for medical marijuana Dispensaries limited to medical office zones By DAWN PARKER

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Friends and family are rallying around Jerry and Petra Sambauer and their six children. Petra suffers from a rare blood disease and needs a bone marrow transplant.

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OKEMOS – By all accounts, Petra Sambaer would rather fuss over others than be fussed over. Even through the fight of her life, the 39-year-old Okemos mother of six still puts others first. “She is just an incredibly Godly, giving, selfless woman,” said her sister-inlaw, Lansing resident Deb Robinson. Robinson and others have organized a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 in an attempt See Match/page 5

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• The bone marrow drive will take place Tuesday, March 22 at Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Road in Lansing. • Anyone who cannot attend but who wants to be tested may go online to to request a self-testing kit. • A $25 tax-deductible donation, with checks payable to the Be the Match Foundation, defrays the cost of free kits.

EAST LANSING – After many months of wrangling and discussions, East Lansing has its medical marijuana ordinance. On a 4-1 vote last Tuesday, with Mayor Victor Loomis dissenting, council members approved Ordinance 1245C. The ordinance – a substitute version of the original – permits medical marijuana dispensaries in areas zoned for medical offices. A moratorium on dispensaries was initially enacted in August 2010, in response to the confusion about how to implement the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act approved by the state’s voters in the 2008 general election. The medical office zoning is clustered in existing professional office areas including the Abbot/Lake Lansing Road intersection, planning and zoning administrator Darcy Schmitt said. The decision to limit dispensaries to medical offices was taken avoid dispensaries in with storefronts locations. The city’s medical marijuana law says that licensed caregivers may grow plants and store marijuana for up to five patients.

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The ordinance does not regulate a homebased operation, meaning licensed caregivers may keep grow operations in their home but may not have patients come to their home. Several residents addresssed the council last Tuesday, urging the council to restrict dispensaries to the office industrial park zoning. Assistant city attorney Tom Yeadon indicated office industrial zoning is only in

“The MMMA (state marijuana act) has saddled communities like East Lansing with a difficult balancing act.”. “I think we’ve arrived at a solution that is imperfect, but workable.” – Councilman Nathan Triplett two small areas – one off Coolidge Road and another off Chandler Road. Limiting dispensaries to those areas, Yeadon continued, could expose the city to a lawsuit charging exclusionary zoning. The proprietor of a disTriplett pensary must apply and be approved for a special use permit, and dispensaries must be separated by a minimum of 500 feet. “There will be a natural limitation in that regard,” Yeadon said. There will also be restrictions on the size of exterior signs – for example, a sign could be no larger than other “pillar-type” signs in a medical office complex. The ordinance does nothing to regulate the exterior appearance of buildings, leaving open the possibility of a neon orange paint job. “I still think we have a gap in our code,” council member Kevin Beard said. Council member Nathan Triplett called the ordinance a “workable solution”. A Crohn’s disease patient since his teens, Triplett said he knows of other patients for whom medical marijuana has provided relief. See

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News in brief East Lansing Knights of Columbus hosts fish fries

$1 extra. Cost: Adults, $8; Seniors 65 and over or children under seven, $6. The public is invited.

The East Lansing Knights of Columbus sponsors a fish fry each Friday during Lent, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas School gym. Drive-through service available. The cost is $8 for adults children 6-10, $4; kids 5 and under eat free. Early bird specials 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. cost $7. Families eat for $28. Call (517) 896-2657 for more information.

Retrouvaille marriage program returns April 1-3

Meridian Garden Club will hear real estate expert

On March 21, the Meridian Garden Club will meet at the Meridian Township Building, 5151 Marsh Road in Okemos. A business meeting begins at 9 a.m., followed by a speaker at 10 a.m. Jim Weese, a local realtor with Tomie Raines, Inc., will give a slide presentation and discussion focused on “Improving Curb Appeal.”Guests are welcome to attend. For information, contact Char Sulin, (517) 339-2368 or visit

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Retrouvaille (French for rediscovery), the popular international marriage program, returns April 1-3 at St. Francis retreat center in DeWitt. The program is for healthy and unhealthy marriages. For confidential information or to register, visit or or call Retrouvaille of Lansing at 1-800470-2230.

Auditions for Grimm play to be held March 21, 22

Auditions will be held at the Mid Michigan Family Theatre, 440 Frandor Ave., Lansing, for “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” by the Brothers Grimm, adapted by Adele Thane on March 21 and 22 at 6:30 p.m. Actors need only attend one night and should arrive at the starting time and be prepared to stay until Sparrow’s Got Talent charity being dismissed. event will aid co-workers Production dates for the play are May 13-May 22. Further informaThe Care for the Caregivers Comtion about cast size and other things mittee at Sparrow Hospital will prescan be found at For ent “Sparrow’s Got Talent” at 7 p.m. e-mail Saturday, March 26 at the Hannah Meadows at (517) 373-1786 or e-mail more information, call (517) 339-9018. information, No reservations needed. Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. or call (517) 339-2145. Tickets, available at the door, are $7 Okemos Kiwanis Club hosts for adults and $3 for children. Similar (SCENE) Metrospace wlll to the TV show, “Sparrow’s Got TalHaslett Library Friends will art gallery representative ent” will have judges and prizes. The host an all-age concert The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will have book sale March 26 (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles public is encouraged to attend and St., East Lansing, will host an all-ages hold its weekly meeting Tuesday, The Friends of the Haslett Licheer on their favorite acts. Sparrow’s Care for the Caregivers concert on Thursday, March 24, fea- March 22, at Okemos Community brary are having a used book sale Committee was established in 1987. turing Steven Leaf with special guests Church, 4734 N. Okemos Road, at 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Haslett Middle School CafThe fund supports co-workers who Liz McDaniel, Nathan Alan and K. p.m. The guest speaker will be Cathe- eteria, 1535 Franklin St. have experienced a castastrophic Nelson. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and music will begin by 9 p.m. Admission rine Babcock from Lansing Art GalThere will be a pre-sale for curevent. lery. Call Terry at (517) 349-2028 for rent Haslett Friends members from at the door is $5. more information. Rep. Meadows will conduct 8:30-9 a.m. New memberships and renewals Legion will serve pancake coffee hour at restaurant Fish fries will be served on door. will be available at the State Representative Mark Mead- breakfasts on Sundays Paperback books are 50 cents Fridays at American Legion ows (D-East Lansing) is inviting resThe American Legion Post No. each and hardcovers are $1 each, A weekly fish fry (cod) will be idents to his next coffee hour on 269, 1485 Haslett Road, Haslett, will with the exception of specialty Friday, March 25, from 7:30-9 a.m. at hold pancake breakfasts on Sundays, held Fridays, March 25 and April books. No scanning devices are per1, 8, 15 and 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. Ellie’s Country Kitchen, 130 E. Grand March 20 and 27, April 3, 10 and 17 at American Legion Post 269, 1485 mitted. River Ave., Williamston. from 8-11 a.m., featuring all you can Haslett Road, Haslett. Dinner will The group is tentatively planMeadows holds regular coffee eat pancakes, with choice of two baning its second annual Community hours in the community to meet con or sausage, or two eggs, toast, include fish (two pieces), baked po- Yard Sale for Saturday, July 30. tato or macaroni and cheese, colewith constituents and discuss their potatoes, and choice of sausage or slaw, roll and water. Extra fish is For more information, e-mail thoughts, ideas and concerns. bacon for $5; Seniors (65 and older $1.50, beverages and desserts are For more information, contact or children under seven), $3.50. For



Ann’s School of Dance Team has been selected to perform on Carnival Cruise Lines. The team is comprised of 23 dance members ranging from 8-years-old to adult. The cruise departs Miami on April 3 and will be at sea over seven nights. The group will perform a Latin-inspired conga jazz dance, 50’s style “At the Hop,” a fun hip-hop number to “Boogie Shoes,” and a Michael Jackson production dance. The group is directed by Ann Buffa, who has taught dance in the East Lansing area for more than 16 years. Ms Buffa’s dance team staff includes Nick Sanchez, Amanda Bacon and Andrea Hodge

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EAST LANSING – The site plan and special use permit for the long-delayed City Center II project has received approval from the city’s planning commission. East Lansing City Council member Kevin Beard, the council liaison to the commission, said commission members

unanimously approved the request March 9 with little or no discussion. The city council does not have to put its stamp of approval on the planners’ decision. The project, whose site plan and special use permit was also extended last year, has been now carry an expiration date of April 6, 2012. The project encompasses a 5.5-acre


area in the eastern portion of the city’s downtown area and was to include a hotel, office and retail space and residential units. Beard said Strathmore Development Co. president Scott Chappelle testified briefly before the commission to request the extension. Chappelle has said ground-breaking on the project may be possible this summer. City staff also recapped the site plan for

commission members. Chappelle must still present the council with a financing plan and a legal description of the properties in what is now reportedly a $97 million project before any construction work can take place. In addition, the council will likely require that delinquent property taxes totaling more than $128,000 from 2010 be paid before any consideration of the project takes place.

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“She is always thinking of others and would be the first person to help anyone in need, even through this whole thing.” – Deb Robinson, sister-in-law

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Sambaer’s husband, Jerry, is the CFO of the mortgage division at Summit Community Bank and Rare disorder for adults the junior varsity girls’ basketball The rare disorder of the immune coach at Okemos High School. system primarily affects young inThe couple, high school sweetfants and children. hearts who will celebrate their Prevalence of the disease is 1.2 Those on the registry have the 18th wedding anniversary this June, per one million children 15 years chance to help the more than 6,000 have six children – three who old and younger. people who search the registry dai- are home-schooled, a seventh-gradTo join the National Marrow Do- ly in hopes of a match. er, an eighth-grader and a Okemos nor Program, prospective donors High School sophomore. Fever symptoms must be between 18 and 60 years Family and friends have rallied old and in good health. Sambaer first came down with a around Sambaer, with many joining Registration involves a swab fever in late December, and when it a 24-hour prayer vigil that it was from the inside of the cheek, a brief had not abated in early January she extended to 48 hours. health questionnaire and a written “She is always thinking of others visited the doctor for some antibicommitment to join the bone marand would be the first person to otics. row registry. help anyone in need, even through Her health failed to improve, A $25 tax-deductible donation, and her illness was eventually diag- this whole thing,” Robinson said. with checks payable to the Be the “Wouldn’t it be fantastic if somenosed through blood testing. Match Foundation, is being asked “We were all shocked,” Robinson one else found a match through this to help defray the cost of the kits. drive?” said of her sister-in-law, an avid

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Okemos veterinarian part of a force to asssist Afrian nation By DAWN PARKER

OKEMOS – Jill Lynn became a veterinarian because she wanted to help pets and their owners. Lynn, an Army Reserve officer who works at Banfield Pet Hospital inside the Okemos PetSmart, will soon be helping lots of farmers and their livestock a long way from home. She was deployed March 17 on a humanitarian mission with her colleagues in the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion to the Republic of Djibout in Africa. Djibouti is a tiny nation nestled between Eritrea and Somalia on what is called the “Horn of Africa”. It is home to thousands of French and American troops because of its strategic importance in controlling the Red Sea. Lynn, a 1st. Lieutenant in the Veterinary Corps, will be stationed at Camp Lemon1st. Lt. nier, a U.S. Navy camp, for the next six Jill Lynn months. Lynn and her colleagues will support of Operation Enduring Freedom, providing services ranging from vaccination to deworming programs to assistance in infrastructure rebuilding. Their core mission is one of stability. Lynn said she might find herself working with small farmers who own

“Whether for companionship, service, livelihood or food, animals play a very important role in our lives.” – Jill Lynn, veternarian mostly sheep, goats and chicken – animals who provide families with many different food sources. Battalion members are also likely to branch out to several neighboring African nations, helping local officials and non-profit organizations do things like set up small diagnostic labs. The vets will also teach medical techniques and procedures while keeping local culture and economic conditions in mind. Lynn, a Lansing resident, plans to return to her job at Banfield Pet Hospital this November. The Manistee native came to Lansing in 2004 to attend veterinary school, developed a love for the area. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan. History led her to her husband, Bruce – they met Courtesy photo while working at Fort Mackinac during summers away from college. The couple married on Mackinac Island in Jill Lynn, DVM, and Cpl. David Creech examine a 1999.

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Her family includes four dogs and three cats, which she said she will miss immensely. By all accounts, they’ve already begun pining for her too. “Lately I’ve been gone a lot for various army classes. My dogs sit in the kitchen staring at the door every night when I am gone, waiting for my return,” Lynn said. “I’m not sure how they’ll react to waiting six months for my return!” Lynn graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, and has been with Banfield Pet Hospital for two years. She said she entered the veterinary field in search of a career where she could make a difference for animals and the people who love and rely on them. “Whether for companionship, service, livelihood or food, animals play a very important role in our lives,” Lynn continued. “What other medical profession allows you to treat so many species and have such a diversity of career opportunities?” Professionally, she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and serves on two committees: Animal Welfare Committee and the Leadership Development Committee. She also volunteers to help veterinary students at MSU CVM spay/neuter clinics.

“Lately I’ve been gone a lot for various army classes. My dogs sit in the kitchen staring at the door every night when I am gone, waiting for my return.” – Jill Lynn Thailand trip

A trip to Thailand with a group of fellow veterinary students spurred her to seek out chances to practice abroad, which led to her joining the Reserves in April 2009. “I had always considered joining the military, and thought this was a great way I could use my skills to serve my country and help people in developing countries,” Lynn said. Lynn does anticipate her share of challenges during this deployment, notably working on larger animals – not a part of her present practice. She’s also still getting up to speed on Army policies and procedures. But she expects those challenges to be balanced out with opportunities to help keep valuable animals healthy, directly affecting the stability of the local and national economies. “Working together will allow us to do many great things,” Lynn said.


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David Lee, the chief assessor for East Lansing and Meridian Township had a hunch that he would see a noticeable drop in residential property values in the city and the township as he prepared for another tax year. But it didn’t happen. “I had been anticipating a 5-8 percent drop in residential property values, but in East Lansing there was only a .14 percent drop and in Meridian Township the fall was just 2.7 percent.” The expiration of the federal first-time home-buyer credit did not impact local home sale prices as sharply as Lee expected. “The sales of the homes in the two areas (East Lansing and Meridian Township) were not as soft as I had anticipated,” said Lee who took over the assessing departments for both the city and the township last year — a first for both municipalities. However, a substantial drop did occur for residential properties — 7.7 percent — in the Clinton County portion of East Lansing. Last week, the board of review convened in both East Lansing and Meridian Township, and the crowds were a little larger than normal, said Lee, a former employee for the State Tax Commission and for state board that monitors local assessors. The boards listen to appeals and complaints from property owners and have the power to adjust property values.

The assessing department kept track of hundreds of home sales that occurred over the course of a year, from Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010. The home sales are grouped into small geographi areas. For example, there are 23 groupings alone in the Ingam County of East Lansing. “We don’t use foreclosures or short sales. We only use those sales between a typical buyer and a typical seller,” he said. In previous years, assessors could study sales over a two-year period to arrive at values, but the rules were changed to allow just one year studies, in part because of the devastating fall in residential values in Michigan. The sales are studied to determine the assessed value, or market value. There is also the taxable value, the number used to determine how much tax property owners pay to local governments. Overall, there was a 3 percent loss in taxable value in East Lansing and a 2 percent loss in Meridian Township. Most of that loss is caused by the plummet in commercial property values. Lee said there was a 5.6 percent loss in commercial values in Meridian Township, a 5 percent loss of the Ingham County portion of East Lansing, and 7 percent lost in commercial values in the Clinton County portion of East Lansing. This means lower revenues for both the city and the township. The exact reduction will not be known for a few weeks.

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“The MMMA has saddled communities like East Lansing with a difficult balancing act,” Triplett said. “I think we’ve arrived at a solution that is imperfect, but workable.” “I want to treat this as a professional use,” said Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, a nurse. “I believe this ordinance will do that.” In his dissent, Loomis voiced concern for “significant issues”, like the manner of enforcement, that he feels have yet to be addressed. “I think we have a lot more work to do,” he said. “It’s easy to give something up, but it’s a lot more work to take something away.”

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Schmitt said the ordinance will not take effect until seven calendar days after it’s posted. The latest it would come into effect would be Wednesday, May 4. The council still has an existing moratorium on the issuance of business licenses; however, the approval of a special use permit is required before an application for

a business license could be submitted. The special use permit fee begins at $1,000, depending on the square footage of the building. A business license application costs $200, Schmitt said. The moratorium must either be lifted by act of the council or it will expire naturally on Sunday, May 15. Mayor Victor Loomis said he will suggest it be lifted at the council’s next regular meeting on Tuesday, April 5. Violations would typically be treated as a zoning offense, Schmitt said, with varying degrees of warnings or fines. Fines can be levied on a daily basis, she added, with the worst offenders subject to having their special use permits pulled. Schmitt said she is working with interested groups and having them meet with various city staff to work out details before an application is submitted. “Most of the people who are serious, they want to talk to staff and make sure what is expected of them. They are willing to go above and beyond what the recommendations are,” she said. “Hopefully the first one (dispensary) in will set a good example for any future interested parties.

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Local student earns high academic honor Marcus Hunter Shannon, the son of Drs. Nancy and Gregory Shannon of Haslett, has earned a Silver “A” Award at the Culver Academies. He attained a cumulative GPA of 3.74. Marcus also participates in track, soccer, fencing, trap horsemanship, guitar, piano and life drawing. His GPA Marcus Shannon makes him the third highest ranking student at the school. He has been nominated to the Air Force academy by Rep. Mike Rogers and awaits acceptance. Northern Michigan University The following students were named to the Northern Michigan University Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. Olivia Ernst of East Lansing qualified with a grade point average of 4.0. Chloe Apelgren and Eva Brandenburg, both of East Lansing, and Kristina Nalett of Okemos qualified with a grade point average of 3.25-3.99.

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Two Haslett High School students are named Bright Idea finalists

utilize the developing technology of Netbooks and laptops in place of backpacks full of books. The finalists will present their ideas before a panel of judges at The HanFive local high school students are nah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, among the 10 finalists that were selected by a group of startup assistance profession- on Thursday, March 24. The finalists in each category will do a two-minute pitch als in the Next Bright Idea competition. to the judges. The winner of each of the The finalists were announced by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, located in competitions will receive an iPad as well as many other resources. East Lansing The five high school finalists are: Gov. Snyder to address budget From Haslett, Bryn Williams’ S.P.O.K.E.S. – a plan to develop bike paths at Regional Chamber’s luncheon from within the core of the city outward to Gov. Rick Snyder will be the featured other regions, resembling spokes on a bike. speaker at a special program for the LanFrom Haslett, Jill Wamhoff’s Self-Sussing Regional Chamber of Commerce Ecotaining Gym – an idea to use the energy nomic Club luncheon, Thursday, March 31 generated from a public gym and channel it at the Lansing Center in downtown Laninto powering the building the gym is in. sing. The event will begin at 11:45 a.m. and From Haslett, Zach Hebel’s Social is expected to conclude at 1:30 p.m., with School Network – an idea to utilize social networking expected to start at 11:30 a.m. media in schools by allowing teachers and “We are truly excited at the opportunity students to create personalized profile pag- to have Gov. Snyder address the regional es that allow for streamlined communicabusiness community especially during this tion. historic period when his sweeping tax and From DeWitt, Taylar Miller’s Lansing budget reform proposals are being disUrban Farm – an idea to create an urban cussed, said Chamber President and CEO farm within the City of Lansing to encourTim Daman. age the growth of organic crops and to supTickets cost $45 for individual seats port local cafeterias. and $350 for tables of eight. Call Sarah From DeWitt, Ashley Sonefeld’s Elim- Lackey at (517) 853-6457. Registration will inating backpacks and introducing Netbe on a first-come-first-served basis. books – an idea to encourage schools to

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built by Brian’s father, Larry, of Grand Rapids. At 6:15 The Wanda Degen Trio begins the second set, playing Celtic, folk, Great Lakes and pop songs and instrumentals. At 7:30 p.m. The Hot Club of Lansing takes the stage. They are a five-piece band that specializes in gypsy jazz and acoustic swing. At 9 p.m. Heartland Klezmorim begins the last set This event is free to the public. A percentage of sales will help underwrite the 2011 festival. Donations are welcome.

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City hosts park forum By DAWN PARKER

EAST LANSING – City residents interested in the community’s parks are encouraged to attend a Community Forum workshop this coming week. The workshop is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 in the banquet hall of the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The purpose of the meeting is to share feedback on the 2012 update of the City of East Lansing’s five-year Park, Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Plan. This is the second of two public meetings – the first, held March 7, was sparsely attended. The update is necessary every five years for the city to remain eligible for various grant programs, especially those administered through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the

Environment. Funds for those grants – including recent outlays for White Park and Hawk Nest Park – come out of revenue from oil and gas leases around the state. Assistant Parks, Recreation & the Arts director Wendy Wilmers Longpre said the city actually freshens its plan annually, correcting as they go along to include the previous year’s accomplishments. For the five-year review, the city is seeking additional community input. And too, times have changed. “The landscape in 2011 is different than 2006,” Wilmers Longpre said. “What we said we were going to do and how we will accomplish it – I’m not sure it’s going to hold water anymore.” The idea now is to work with the community and seek collaborative ideas, with the intent of prioritizing the community’s needs

and wants.” One answer city officials would like now is what’s more important to residents – expansion of programs, or park upkeep. “They may say the priority is to maintain what you have,” Wilmers Longpre said. “People may also say, ‘The parks are great – focus on programs’.” Feedback received from citizens at the first meeting including extending the Northern Tier Trail north into Clinton County or south to the Red Cedar River, where it could pick up the River Trail into Lansing. The city has 490 acres of parkland on 31 different sites, with the largest being the 130-acre Abbot Road Park. In a survey conducted in July 2006, 87 percent of residents either strongly agreed or somewhat agreed that parks and recreation facilities were important.

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tion, from which the top ten essays in Michigan will be selected. The top 10 statewide winners, who will be announced in April, will each receive a plaque, a medallion and a cash award of $1,000. In addition, the top 10 essayists will be honored at a banquet in Lansing, meet with Michigan’s top governmental leaders, and be the featured guests at a Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball game dedicated in their honor. A team of finalist judges that includes a top Michigan Government official and the sponsoring teachers of last year’s top two statewide winners will determine the ranking of the top 10 statewide winners this year. Several thousand eighth grade students from over 500 Michigan schools participated in the 2010-2011 America & Me Essay Contest, which was conducted


OKEMOS — Three Chippewa Middle School students have been named local winners in the 42nd annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The three students, who earned the first, second, and third place awards for their school, are Catherine Wingrove, first, Carly Seeterlin, second, and Callum Goetz, third. All three received award certificates for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Catherine’s name will also be engraved on a plaque for permanent display in the school. Chippewa Middle School’s participation in the America & Me Essay Contest was sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance agent Mary Stucko of Okemos. Catherine Wingrove’s first place essay now advances to the state level competi-

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Summit Academy will host popular Christian band for charity concert middle and high school students. The chance to play for audiences EAST LANSING – Popular Chris- beyond their classmates has band members genuinely excited. tian band ApologetiX plays to enSophomore Missy Zenker said thusiastic audiences all over the she attended an ApologetiX conUnited States. cert last summer with her father, a In just about a week, mid-Michlongtime fan of the band, and came igan fans old and new can catch away impressed. their act in person. The band – noted for Biblical Christian message parodies of rock songs from many “They have a really good stage eras – will play a benefit show for presentation and a really good Summit Christian Academy, 7868 Christian message,” she said. Old M-78, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, The concert had its genesis in March 26. Tickets are $10 in ada brainstorming session between vance and $15 at the door, with a math teacher Susan Witkus and her group rate of $90 for 10 tickets. students. One student half-jokingly Funds raised will pay the band suggested sending e-mails to sevfor their appearance, along with eral popular Christian bands to see giving the school the ability to upgrade its facilities and curriculum. whether any of them would agree to come perform a benefit concert. Opening for ApologetiX will be “I went to each of their websites the school’s praise band, “Sounds and wrote e-mails saying how of Summit”, which features SCA


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East Lansing coach Rob Smith said it best: For roughly 360 days, it was “Hip Hip Hooray” celebrating his program’s 2010 Class A state championship - until it all ended in less than two hours last Tuesday at Eastern’s Don Johnson Fieldhouse. But not before the No. 9 Trojans gave the current No. 1 team in Class A as much of a run as any opponent Grand Haven has faced this season. Deborah Hoekstra scored a game-high 18 points and added nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals, but the Trojans fell 59-50 to Grand Havnen, putting an end to the team’s State Title hopes. It was their fifth straight quarterfinal appearance, this time with a team that lost all five starters from last year’s title team. After a 4-3 start, East Lansing had won 18 straight games over a stretch of two months until Tuesday and finished 22-4.

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East Lansing senior Deborah Hoekstra (left) fights back tears as she checks out in the last minutes of Photograph by Kevin W. Fowler the Trojans’ Class A Girls State Quarterfinal loss to Grand Haven last Tuesday. East Lansing players pose with the Class A Girls Regional Championship trophy March 10 in Mason.

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Grand Haven with 17 points apiece East Lansing added an eighth straight conference title this winter by winning the CAAC Blue and extended an area winning streak to 79 games. And next season’s team should return four starters and lots of lessons they had to learn quickly this winter. “I know that every single one of our kids, based on what they showed me this

year through all the adversity, are going to be extremely successful young ladies in everything they do in their future endeavors,” Smith said. “We just build on everything. And so this year’s squad was kind of a tribute to last year’s squad. “And what this year’s squad has done is going to help propel next year’s squad to where they want to be.”



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Pool records fall as skills mature for McLauchlan


Chris McLauchlan was in the seventh grade when Haslett coach Bruce Foster first heard about the talented middle school diver. “He started competing with one of the area club teams, and through conversations, there was a lot of talk about the kid,” Foster recalls. “Other area coaches were coming up to me and talking about how this kid, Chris, was going to be pretty good in a few years.” Five years later, and now in the midst of his senior season, McLauchlan has transitioned from a young kid that people thought was going to “pretty good,” to one of the best divers not only in the state of Michigan, but throughout the entire nation. McLauchlan has had an outstanding four-year career at Haslett, and one of the McLauchlan best senior seasons of any diver to come from the Lansing area. He recently set a league record with a season-best score of 480.70 on his way to a first-place finish at the CAAC Gold/White meet. McLauchlan then followed that up with a pool record and his regional regional diving meet and then a second place finish at the Division 3 State Finals last weekend

“Other area coaches were coming up to me and talking about how this kid, Chris, was going to be pretty good in a few years.” – Haslett coach Bruce Foster in Holland. The Vikings’ senior standout finished his final season placing either first or second in every diving event he has competed in this high-school season. “He has a serious level of determination to be successful every time he competes,” Foster said of McLauchlan. “You see athletes who work real hard to become good, and then you see athletes who don’t work so hard, but they just have natural talent. Chris is a unique breed because he works real hard, and he has that natural talent, so in return, he isn’t just good at what he does. He is great.” McLauchlan began competing in the sport of diving

when he was 12 years old and saw an add in the newspaper about joining a local diving club. He participated in gymnastics for a few years when he was younger, and he swam in the summers for fun, so therefore, he figured diving might be a good fit. “I never really had a sport that I loved growing up, so I just wanted to try something new,” McLauchlan recalls. “I gave it a shot, and after that first day, I fell in love with it and began working really hard to become the best that I could be.” That hard work has paid off in a big way as McLauchlan recently committed to dive at Oberlin College, a Division 3 school located in Ohio. As McLauchlan prepares for the next step in his diving career, he will always remember what got him to this point. “Mental preparation and motivation,” McLauchlan says. “In this sport, one little mistake can go wrong and then you’ve lost it. In order to be the best, you have to mentally run through that perfect dive and then go out there and do it.”

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game-high 28 points, including 19 in the first half. Okemos senior guard Mack McKearney added 11 points in the final game of a standout four-year varsity career. “Just like any team, we have seniors that this is their last game and it makes for an emotional time,” Stolz said. “I thought our kids did a tremendous job and really came together great this season. We won a league title and were a buzzer shot away from a district title.”

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GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY No rain. $2.50/bale. Mason area. 517-285-9338.

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C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE BIKE - HARO 20’’, back trail POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S Largest Pole Barn CompaSeasoned firewood. DelivMEMORY FOAM MATDLX. $99. 517-645-0244 ny (Built Best Barns) Best ered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" TRESS SET Queen, newQuality, Best Service, Best $65. 517-651-5214. never used, as seen on TV, Price. This Week’s Specials with warranty. Cost Erected 24’x32’x10’$1,800, Sell $695. Can De$6995.00 30’x40’x10’liver 989-832-2401. MM $8995.00 30’x48’x12’$12,495.00 60’x120’x14’A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD REMINGTON MODEL 4 caliber 6 mil, Leopold X2, $ 5 5 , 9 6 5 . 0 0 AND Queen Pillow Top ANTIQUE SHOW: March scope, extra clips, 5 boxes Licensed/Insured 1-877Mattress Set. Brand new26 & 27. Barry County Fairshells, case. $795. 349-3136 802-9591 MM never used, sell all for grounds. A large variety of $275. 989-923-1278. MM antiques. Just North of PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Hastings on M-37. Sat., 9- GLIDER ROCKER good conFree Estimates. Licensed 5p.m. & Sun., 10-3p.m. $3 and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. dition, glider loveseat, admission. 45 Year Warranty, good condition. 517-574Galvalume Steel—19 Col5077 12’ LONG, STRAIGHT STAIR ASSORTED FENTON GLASS ors. Since 1976 #1 in Michlift wanted. Please call: 517-726-0822 or igan. Call Today 1-800-292517-372-1818 517-444-0205 0679 MM

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Barter & Trade ROCKING LOVESEAT & gliding rocker, great condition. 517-574-5077.

Cameras-Sports -Hobbies CANON EOS REBEL digital camera w/2 lenses 18-35 & 75-300 zoom lense. $850. 517-351-6627

Computers NICE HP NC6230 Laptops Pentium M 2GHz 1GB 60GB DVDRW WiFi Windows XP Antivirus Office! Docking Station $199 517.614.8880


A AARDVARK ANTIQUER HUSKY METAL ROOFS paying cash for guns, Standing Seam. Metal WANTED: UNWANTED jewlery, furniture, art & Shingles/Slate. All in appliances, air conditionunusual & bizarre items. Stock. Energy Star Qualiers, cars, trucks, vans, 517-819-8700 fied. $1000 Tax Rebate. farm machinery, lawn Largest Inventory in Michimowers, campers, hot gan. Company Installers. water tanks, aluminum or BUYING STERLING SILVER, Free Estimates. Since clocks, pocket watches, steel boats, aluminum win1975! 800-380-2379. MM quilts, Early oil paintings, dows or doors, aluminum other nice things. John toppers, any types of aluCOMPLETE MATERIAL 517-886-9795. minum or steel siding, POLE Building Package 4 wheelers, go carts, trail24’x32’x8’-$3799.00 CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiers, batteries. 30’x40’x10’-$5599.00 ques, Jewelry, musical inAll picked up for Free. 32’x48’x10’-$6799.00 Steel struments, Valuables. Call Call 517-628-2818 roof, doors included, other 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 sizes available WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air condition- CASH PAID D iabet ic test Call Standale Post Frame strips. Area’s original, olders, cars, trucks, vans, Buildings Toll Free 1-800est buyer. Friendly & fair. farm machinery, lawn 968-8201 MM 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or CASH PAID steel boats, aluminum winUp to $15 per 100. dows or doors, aluminum Call 517-292-0991 toppers, any types of minum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818

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PIONEER POLE BUILDINGSFREE ESTIMATES-Licensed and insured-2x6 Trusses45 Year Warranty A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP Galvalume Steel-19 Colorsmattress set, new in plas- KAWI PIANO GOLDEN OAK Since 1976-#1 in Michigan41½"h x 57¾"w. Excellent tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Call Today 1-800-292-0679. cond. Incl. bench. $1,400. Can deliver. MC You move. 517-851-7235.



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GOVT JOBS - SERVE PARTTIME. Elite training. Great 88% of our Students pay & benefits. Sign-on boWork! New Horizons Comnus up to $20k. $ for eduputer Learning Centers of cation. Call 1-800-922-1703, East Lansing has already M-F 9-3. MC helped several students this year find new I.T. or AIRLINES ARE HIRING non-patient healthcare poTrain for high paying Aviasitions. Give us a call totion Career. FAA approved day and set up your free program. Financial aid if 20 minute career assessqualified - Job placement ment to determine if we assistance. Call Aviation would be a solution toInstitute of Maintenance ward helping you find a (877) 891-2281. MC career in Michigan. Ph. 1888-413-7876. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 MC


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Cleaning Service CLEANING SERVICES Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. 517-648-0664

Computer Sales -Service COMPUTER REVIVER: Upgrades, internet repair, virus, spyware removal, data rec. 30 day wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. Housecalls.

Concrete Work GOT MUD? Call TomCo Asphalt for crushed asphalt or concrete placed & compacted. 517-676-5600.

Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

Call Dan, 517-927-8873 House Calls

Hauling-Trucking Drywall 26 YEARS EXPERIENCE Hang, Finish, Texture Big & Small Jobs. Insured. Call Cheryl 517-204-3110 Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853

Floor Services

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors • Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.

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TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. haul- MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Reed Yard & build. clean up, pair brick, block & stone. trees & bushes trimmed. Fndn/chimney repair/new. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664 Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380

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ACTION CONSTRUCTION & PERFECTIONS. REMODELING. Home Im- PAINTING Int & ext. Quality work. provements, Painting, References, free est. Bsmts, Decks, Handyman. (517)332-3281 or 290-4187. Lic. & Ins. 517-339-2564


Wayne Shook

• Repairs • Remodeling • Installations • Tile • Built-ins • Painting • Master Carpenter/Builder • High Quality Workmanship • 25 Years Experience • Reasonable Rates • References • Licensed & Insured

Experienced Interior-Exterior Painting

Jeff 323-7235

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Stump Removel

Planning an Auction?

See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL


5 weeks of training on the following equipment: • Bulldozer •Backhoe • Excavator • Loader Cost: $5500 Location: Lansing Contact Steve Higgins at 517-321-8000 or

DriversTransportation CDL TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL

Earn up to $80,000 per year. Ask about our free tuition. New location in Hastings.

CALL 989-692-0560 DRIVERS WANTED: SOLO Drivers, $2,000 Sign-On Bonus. Teams, $4,000 SignOn Bonus. CDL-A HazMat, 2 Years OTR. Call Now! 18 7 7 - 6 2 8 - 3 7 4 8 . MC

TEAM STRAIGHT TRUCK DRIVERS: Team Drivers BENJAMIN Needed For Our Fleet OwnSTUMP REMOVAL ers. Class B-CDL Required, (Formerly Bill’s Stump ReGreat Miles, Great Pay, No moval). Prompt service, Touch Freight. Call 1-800free estimates. Insured. 831-8737. MC 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652



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Egress windows, sumps & crocks. For all your basement waterproofing needs call the pros.


It’s not too late to find a buyer for your camping gear. See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL


Day-Eve-wkend Classes Job Placement Assistance Class B Training (1 day) (517) 887-1600 Train Local Save Hassle


Financial Relationship Representative This part-time position in our Lansing area branches is responsible for delivering professional service to our members by processing transactions; opening new accounts; providing account information; and sharing recommendations with members. Qualifications include: • High School Diploma or GED • Six months of cash handling and/or customer service experience • Previous teller experience is a plus We offer competitive wages (min $11.09 per hour) and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, paid vacation and 401(k). Apply online at: under the Careers tab or email

Business Opport. Self Employment DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A 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


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. The weekly profit for this route is approximately 160.00 per week. If you are interested in more information please contact Jamie Hillman at 517-3771177 or you can email at NOW HIRING: COMPANIES Desperately Need Employees to Assemble Products at Home. Electronics, CD Stands, Hair Barrettes, Many More. No Selling, Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MI-1530. MM


Homes For Sale ONLY $29,900

Ç 3 Bed/ 2 Bath Ç Over 1700 Sq. ft. Ç Newly Remodeled Ç All Appliances Ç Washer & Dryer Ç Central Air NO APP FEES! All Credit Considered & Financing Available Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows (888)-262-1683 Must close by 3-31-11! EHO

DeWitt OPEN HOUSE EACH Sun noon to 4. 13047 Appletree, $144,900 3 bdrm, 2.5 BA, Condominium, 2 Car Gar, Bsmt, formal DR, DW, FR, FP. (231)730-8781 or(231)739-3501

Holt-Dimondale LAND CONTRACT 10% down 1247 WILDFLOWER Mason schools. 1523 Sq. ft. new build. 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2 car gar., hardwood & ceramic flrs, AC, realtors welcome. $144,900. 517-290-4829 Aurelius S. of Holt left on Gateway



PS Foodmart is opening a new gasoline convenience store in Williamston. We are looking for store managers and trainees for the Williamston and Perry area. If you have strong commitment to customer service we would love to talk to you. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, 401(k) and insurance.

4 BDRM., 3 bath, 3,000 sq. ft., 2 story home on corner lot. 1719 Vassar Dr. New: roof, furnace, hardwood floors & completely remodeled bathrooms. Formal dining, gas FP, central air. 2 car garage. $195K. 517-668-6484/517-243-0423

Please apply at our Perry PS Food Mart 720 N Main in Perry MI, or email your resume to

FOR SALE OR LEASE Small 2 bdrm house, 1 blk from busline, completely remodeled, all new appliances incldg W/D, garage. $40,000. Call 517-394-3105.


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Medical Billing Trainees Needed!

FAR ENOUGH TO get away but close enough to go often... Trailer & lot in Cedarshores Condo campground in Harrison. Beautiful park grounds, chain of 5 lakes, summer activities, older park model excellently maintained, 2 boats, boat trailer, shed, & full deck. MSTA. $15,000. 989725-5144.

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Check us out! Memorial Healthcare of Owosso

We are hiring Experienced RN’s for our Emergency, Surgery, CCU, Medical Surgical and Homecare units. If you are a star performer and team player with a patient-centered attitude, please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@ or FAX to 989-729-4965. EOE. No phone calls please. Absolutely NO recruiters. Memorial Healthcare is a 150-bed hospital with satellite ambulatory centers serving residents in Central Michigan. We are dedicated to providing Expert Care with the personalized Hometown Caring that our patients and their families expect and deserve. Memorial is a progressive hospital with a family-oriented, friendly work environment. Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

MUST SELL – Lender OREO Liquidation Sale- ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED: Commercial/Res 80 ac/ Lotz/Lotzford Rd. Canton, MI. 3 ac. Commercial Ann Arbor, MI. Condo sites; 50 ac. raw land Ionia, MI.

Homes For Sale FREE FORECLOSURE LIST INGS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now. 800880-2517 MM

RECENTLY FORECLOSED, SPECIAL Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income Vacant land located at: 5904 Plains Rd., Eaton Rapids. $22,500 Visit: Drive by then call: 866-957-4918.




MUST SELL – Lender OREO Liquidation Sale- ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED: 32 lot sub. w/all utilities Belleville, MI. 37 res. lots w/utilities Uptown Village Milan, MI. 53 lot incomplete sub. Fenton, MI. 41 res. lots w/utilities Cross Creek Sub. Burton, MI.


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Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area. Dodge

Automobiles for Sale CHEVROLET CORVETTE, 1977 $2,500 Project car. 4 speed, needs motor. 517-323-9494

Mini Vans

DODGE 2000 ¾ TON $10,000 4x4 w/Fisher snowplow, 2nd owner, V8 auto, looks, drives, runs excellent 517-712-6178




’04 BUICK LESABRE $7275 P. seats/mirrors, split front seat, 29 hwy., tan, 104K Excellent condition 349-0118

FORD F-250, 1997 $6,000 Low miles. Well maint., comes w/plow. Excellent condition. 517-712-6178

PARK AVENUE 1999 $5800 1 owner, only 59K mi., lthr, well kept, very clean, no rust/dents 517-898-9217

EDGE SE 2007 $16,500 6 cyl, Side Airbag 39000 mi., Silver 517-886-6612

Chevrolet MALIBU LTZ, 2010 $23,500 4,800 mi. Like new, heated seats, remote start. Excellent condition. 517-3934601

GMC GMC ENVOY DENALI 2007 $18,750 81K mi., 4WD, Nav, DVD, SunR, htd Lthr, Ext War Silver 517-214-6623

MALIBU MAXX 2005 $4,995 LOADED, sunroof, CD, remote start, warranty. Mint City 989-640-1899 CAVALIER, 2005 $3995 2 dr., CD, 5 speed manual, super gas saver! warranty Mint City 989-640-1899

Jeep-Eagle WRANGLER SPORT, 1999 4x4, lifted, has extras. Excellent condition.

$6,700 517-676-4709

Mini Vans

Dodge CHARGER RT, 2009 $21,500/BEST 25K mi. Hemi. "Brilliant black", grey leather int. Excellent condition. 517-694-7676

HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

DODGE CARAVAN 1998 $9,000 Dodge handicap van with side-powered ramp 517-339-7551


LANCER GTS 2008 $12,000 4 cyl, Premium Sun Pack, 63333mi., Blue 517-944-0140

Nissan 280 ZX, 1983 60K mi., Good condition.

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 AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED We will pay top dollar for any unwanted vehicle. Free fast pickup. 517-487-8600.

Junk Cars Wanted $2300 517-676-4709

Pontiac GRAND PRIX GT 2005 loaded, sunroof, 75K mi., sharp! Mint City

Automobiles Wanted

$7995 989-640-1899

Toyota PRIUS 2002 $7000/OBO 1/2 elec., 1/2 gas, Pearl White, runs, drives & looks 100%, 1 owner 517-420-1925

Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.


BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for used cars, trucks & vans. Will beat any offer. Free towing. 517-482-2260 AARON’S UP TO $1000 Wanted junk and unwanted cars 810-347-2078 WE BUY JUNK CARS Pickup 7 days a week

Call 517-749-4926

With more than 8 million car shoppers each month, we have the right buyer for you.

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Apartments Lansing

Time Shares WYNDHAM RESORT Travel in US any week of the year. Home resort location LasVegas. Seller paying closing costs/attorney to handle transaction. $2,500. 989-640-3257

BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$560. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

COME EXPERIENCE Living at Lansing Manor "A Quiet and Caring Senior Community" Located directly behind the Lansing Mall, Lansing Manor offers 1 Bedroom residences for Persons 62 years of age or disabled. Rents are income based Pets are welcome. Call today for your personal tour of this lovely community. 517.321.5058 TTY (800) 662-1220 Lansing Manor does not Discriminate on the basis of

Mobile Homes For Sale GRAND LEDGE - 14’ x70’ w/expando. 2 bdrm., lg. full bath. 12’x22’ covered deck. Wood burning fireplace w/3 cords of wood. New kitchen appl. Washer /dryer. New drapes. $8,500. 517-455-6541 ) HOLT * 2 bdrm., $1,800. Little work needed. Financing available. / 866-694-0821

IMMEDIATE POSSESSION 1988 Schultz 14x70 2 bdrm. ∫ Disability 1 bath, semi furn., appliances, washer, dryer, new shed, located lot 73, Park- DOWNTOWN 408 W. IONIA. view Estates, Portland, MI. Studio ($460) & room $9200/best. 989-831-4952 ($335). Utilities included. Close to LCC & Cooley. 517-749-3890.

Vacant Property

DOWNTOWN LOFT 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., wood floors, stainless apDELTA TWP. 5 acres. R Epliances, laundry, secured DUCED. Heavy industrial, garage parking. $900/mo. great location. Sale or 517-482-8771 or 517-719lease. Land Contract avail5600. able. $139,000. 2600 Snow Rd. 586-772-2759 or 810FREE HEAT & W A T E R . 772-6561. Edgemont Waverly. Quiet desirable neighborhood. Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No pets. From $525. 712-4915, 202-3234, 323-1153

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4 ADJOINING PLOTS in Garden of Miracles, East Lawn Memory Gardens, Okemos. Value $7100, sell for $3500. Please call 517-663-5364.

Apartments For Rent ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900

NOW AVAILABLE AT RIVERWIND APTS. 1 & 2 bdrm., includes water, sewer, trash & heat. Rent based on income for qualified applicants. Sec. dep req’d. Call 517-9743756 or you may pickup app at 300 Riverwind Dr., DeWitt. TDD# 800-649-3777 This instutition is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer. ∫ OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 bdrms., hardwood floors, $525-$625, heat included. 517-896-8732 OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 bdrms., hardwood floors, $525-$675, heat included. 517-896-8732 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


HIGH RISE LIVING With Great Views RENTS YOU CAN AFFORD include: Heat, Water, AC, Garage Parking Lansing Towers Apartments Corner of Ottawa & Pine 517-482-8838 or LansingTowers@comcast. FREE HEAT & UTILITIES ON 2 & 3 BEDROOMS! * * * * *

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 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 OLD TOWN-(3)-1 bedroom Apts. $485-590. Small to extra large. (1)-2 Bedroom with sunroom, $675 All appliances and U T I L I T I E S PAID. Quiet nice neighborhood. 517-202-6035.

Apartments Suburbs CHARLOTTE LUXURY APARTMENTS Saddleback Ranch. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths. Move in specials. Pet friendly. For more information call: 517-272-1000 or visit:

Duplexes & Home Starting at $725. Move in specials, pet friendly. For details 517-272-1000 or visit: DEWITT TOWNHOUSE Country living, 2 bdrm, full bsmt., fireplace, large screened in porch + sunning porch, 2 car gar., C/A, minutes from 96-69 hwy., partial utilities paid, $845 mo. 248-756-3224. APT 1-3 BED NEWLY REMODELED 50 FEET FROM Email the Lansing Community LCC, from $545 Newspapers 24/7 at: 517-204-5550

Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley

Apartments Suburbs

Condominiums For Rent

Homes For Rent

$225 PER MONTH HASLETT EAST LANSING: 2.5 bdrm, Lease to Own!!! 3 Bed/1 5705 Potter, near lake. 1.5 bath, fireplace, air, Bath - over 800 sq.ft. Brand Large 2 bdrm. 1.5 bath, bsmt, carport, $725. New Carpet, Vinyl, & Applifireplace, central air. Utili351-9321 or 333-1250 ances. We Specialize in ty room with washer / dryHard to Finance Individuer hookup. No pets, HASLETT LAKEFRONT ON als!!! $595/mo. incl. water. Lake Lansing with dock, The Meadows of St. Johns Call 517-372-8000 or 517gazebo, beautiful view, (989)224-7707 349-8345 luxury condo apt., lg updated upper 2 BR., W/D, fireplace, deck, new maple 2 BDRM, DOLL House! Neat, HOLT: 1 BEDROOM , $470 clean, appliances, $550 kitchen, black stainless + deposit. Air. Free heat, NO deposit. 2011 Osband. appli., carpet, granite, water, trash pickup. Coin Call 517-645-7044. $940. Also, smaller lower 2 laundry. New carpet. BR., w/patio, $660. In1960 Aurelius Road. Apcludes snow, trash, lawn. 3-4 BDRM HOUSE Neat and plications, up front. clean, new paint & carpet. No big dogs. 517-853-6307. ** 586-292-3681 ** Call 517-641-7271 or 517214-7648. MASON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

Duplex East Lansing

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR.

Duplexes For Rent

MERIDIAN MALL, MARSH RD. $550 mo. 1 bdrm., liv. rm., kitchen w/dshwshr, din. rm., walkout balcony, 5849 O R C H A R D CT. Co m covered parking, secure pletely remodeled 2 bdrm, storage, pool. Call 517-3031 bath, full basement with 4372. washer/dryer. New carpet, paint, appliances. Fenced backyard, private MOVE IN FOR $299 when deck. $650 + utils. you sign a 12 mo. lease! 517-332-9255. Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immediate Occupancy LANSING 3 BDRM, 1 bath * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 finished bsmt duplex, $850 * PET WELCOME monthly, excellent location * Single level bldg w/ prito MSU, city bus stop, vate entries fenced in backyard, availa* Washer/Dryer hook ups ble Apr. 1. Call for appt. in utility room 517-388-1962. * Vaulted ceiling in living room * Storage access * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires March 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 129 ASTOR LANSING. 4 517-803-2648 bdrm., 2 bath. Rent to own. Conditions apply. Near Ingham Medical. $850/mo. 517-388-1826.

Homes For Rent

Old Orchard Apts.

Holts Best Value

$100 moves you in! "0" application fee & "0" sec. deposit 1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

1325 GLENROSE AVE. Very nice 2 bdrm., all appliances, lg yard, den, garage. 1st, last deposit. $900 + utilities + dep. 517-7087528.

2011 HOMES! We are currently pre-leasing brand new homes that will be arriving Mid-May! • 3 Bed/2 Bath, • All Appliances, • Washer/Dryer, • Central Air • Pet Friendly • Holt School District Payments starting as low as $799! No Application Fees! Contact us today to reserve your new home! 1-888-235-6948 EHO

A 3 bdrm., newly remodeled homes. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 2 car garage, fenced yard. New high efficiency furnace & water heater. Pets okay. $550 & $799mo. + utilities. 517-712-5238 AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374 BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM with garage. Gas, electric & deposit required. No pets. $750/mo. 517-641-6364


1280 N. Clinton Trail, 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1344 sq. ft. ranch home. Full unfinished bsmnt., 2 car attached garage. $750+ deposit. 517-575-2668

Homes For Rent

Miscellaneous For Rent


AVIATION HANGARS FOR RENT - Mason/Jewett Airport. Starting at $130 & up per month. Month to month contract. Call Lloyd at: 517-589-8619

3 bed/ 2 bath homes. Over 1000 Sq. Ft. *Payments as low as $699. • All Appliances • Washer/Dryer • Storage Shed • Pet Friendly • Holt Schools All Credit Considered! No Application Fees Move in for as little as $299!* Contact us today! Inventory Limited! 1-888-258-2412 Offer Expires 3-31-11 EHO, *WAC ~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! Section 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600 L A N S I N G - 2 bdrm duplexes. $600-$675. Local owner cell 989-550-1181.


5608 NIXON Small, but cozy 630 sq. ft., 2 bdrm., 1 bath, ½ bsmnt. 1 car garage. $550/mo. 517-575-2668

ST. JOHNS COUNTRY LIVING- 3 bdrm., 2 bath, newer home on 5 acres. Full fin. bsmnt. 2.5 car garage. Call: 989-205-4919 or COLONIAL VILLAGE 989-875-2444. Possible 2 bdrm. C ape C od, fireLand Contract. place, fenced, rec room, appliances, $595 mo. 517-323-4700 ------------------ 811 East St. 3 bdrm., - 1 bath, 1595 sq. ft. home - on the river, michigan - basement. $775/mo. + - deposit. City septic & well, consumer electric/gas heat 517-575-2668 - ------------------


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MARY M. G. HELMBRECHT, CMC Election Official/Election Clerk for Haslett Schools TC-907615

Boats and Motors 1979 EVENRUDE longshaft, $650. 810-841-1396.

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HUGH A ALLEN LIVING TRUST Date of birth: 12/27/1934 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, HUGH A ALLEN, who lived at 1940 Maple Shade Drive, Williamston, MI 48895 died 2/18/2011. Creditors of the decedent and trust are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Deborah K Bell of 3911 Bursley Hwy., Charlotte, MI 48813 OR Rebecca L Hehl of PO Box 9588, Aspen, CO 81612 named Successor Co-Trustee, within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. 3/11/2011 Willingham and Cote P.C. Lee B Reimann P51895 333 Albert Street, Ste 500 East Lansing, MI 48823 517-351-6200 Deborah K Bell 3911 Bursley Hwy Charlotte, MI 48813 AND Rebecca L Hehl PO Box 9588 Aspen, CO 81612



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STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF INGHAM NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. 11-265-DE Estate of Jerry Lee Morton Date of birth: 05/07/1943 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Jerry Lee Morton, who lived at 6120 Gossard Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan died 1/24/2011 Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Sonya Delinski, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 313 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48933 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Dated: 3-11-11 Thomas Jewell P31617 & Philip Hodgman P247080 2295 Sower Boulevard Okemos, MI 48864 517-349-1310 Sonya Delinski 70671 Edison Street Niles, MI 49120 269-683-3534 TC-907634 3/20/11

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN NOTICE OF POSTING OF TOWNSHIP BOARD MINUTES On March 16, 2011 the following minutes of the proceedings of the Meridian Township Board were sent for posting in the following locations: Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Ave. and the Township Web Site March 1, 2011 Regular Meeting MARY M. G. HELMBRECHT, CMC TOWNSHIP CLERK


Please take notice that Meridian Township will hold an election on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 for the Haslett Public School District. For the purpose of electing: One (1) Member of the Board of Education for one (1) regular four-year term ending 2015. MONDAY APRIL 4, 2011 IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER OR CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS for the May 3, 2011 election. Any qualified elector who is not already registered to vote may register for the May 3, 2011 election. Persons registering after 5p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011 are not eligible to vote at this election. To register to vote, visit any Secretary of State branch office or your county or township clerk’s office. Persons planning to register with their respective county or township clerk must ascertain the days and hours on which the clerks’ offices are open for registration. Clerks’ offices in the Haslett School District are at the following locations: Meridian Township Clerk, 5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 Woodhull Clerk, 6845 W. Beard Rd., Shaftsburg, MI 48882 Bath Township Clerk, 14480 Webster Rd., Bath, MI 48808 Williamstown Township Clerk, 4990 N. Zimmer Rd., Williamston 48895

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3/20/11 CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Wetland Protection Ordinance Amendment Ordinance No. 2011-04

Date passed: March 15, 2011 Nature of the ordinance: A request to amend Chapter 22, Article IV of the Code of Ordinances to update the wetland protection ordinance for compliance with state law Full text available at: Meridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Ct. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Street Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Avenue Meridian Senior Center, 4000 N. Okemos Road The Township Website SUSAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR TC-907617


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Maple Street Mall March 25, 26, 27

Antique, Collectible, Hand-Crafted Items & Unique Gift Shop Downtown Mason on the Courthouse Square Percentage Off Entire Booth Sale Cookie Extravaganza Dozens of Vendors participating, see store for details

Please visit these participating vendors

305 – Muscott Custom Designs - 50% off all MSU Spartan, Mason Bulldog & Dansville Aggie apparel, silk-screen and embroidery items

5SC – Sally Cremeans – 15% off great Fine jewelry & costume, quality furniture & glass 307 – Clair & Jackie Howe – 40% off antique glassware, refurbished jewelry boxes & memorabilia 304 – Something Old to Something New – 20% off snappy & vintage clothing, jewelry & collectibles

March 20, 2011

Z5 – Bargain Hunters Round-up – 50% off potbelly cast iron stove, Pfaltzgraff dishes, casino slot machine, candy machine, knick-knacks & specialty odds & ends

M9 – Annie’s Booth – 20% off books, glass, and most everything else

321 – Material Girl – 20% off hand-sewn quilted purses, dish carriers & placemats

246 – Kaser Collectibles Etc. - 20% off hand-sewn pillowcases & purses, handcrafted bracelets, watches, etc.

137 – The Antique Maze – 15% off readyto-use beautiful refinished oak furniture

303 – Fanciful Finds – 15% off Shirley Temple and vintage dolls and collectibles, violin bottles, and many other wonderful vintage items 166 – Generations – 15% off cash/ck purchases on kitchen collectibles, pitchers, cookie jars, linens, utensils, etc. 340 – The Cottage Drawer – 30% off Victorian accents, vintage hankies & sachets, hand-made purses, bookmarks & unique greeting cards

316 - It’s All In A Bird’s Eye 15% off Photography Focusing on Feathered Friends

A – “A” is for Antiques – 20% off eclectic collection of primitives & shabby pieces

329 – Happy Goat, Lucky Ewe Fabric Farms (MI grown) 15% off hand-spun & painted wool by the skein

313 – Donna’s Designs – 20% off quilts, homemade jam & jellies, beeswax candles & other fun collectibles.

15 – Lil’s Booth – 20% off lots of miscellaneous collectibles, costume jewelry & good crystal M10 – The Mixer Men – 25% off vintage mixers, juicers, vintage Hall pitchers & dishes, glassware and collectibles 325 – Crafty Threads – 10% off toys, tools & patterns for needlework, embroidery, crocheting & knitting amongst other fun collectibles (also offering free craft classes on Thursday evenings – call for more info.) 013 - Je L’Aime – 20% off Shabby Chic and cool collectibles

And many more…

505 – Chartier Interiors – 15% off quality framed art & unique antiques

108 W. Maple Street • Mason • 517-244-9444 Hours M, T, W, F, 10-6pm Th 10-8pm Sat 10-5pm Sun12-5pm

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