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Vol. 48 - No. 10

March 27, 2011

Steele to resign from principal position By DAWN PARKER

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Music to their ears Okemos High School orchestra director Jean Lee (second from left), director of bands Mark Stice and choir director Deb Borton are all smiles after receiving a $2,000 check from Best Buy Mobile general manager Ruth Adkins, at left. The grant money came through Best Buy Mobile - which had its grand opening March 23 - from the Grammy Foundation. Stice said the funds will be shared equally among the three groups, but how it will be used is yet to be decided. Student musicians entertained for the grand opening a string quartet of Natalie Lee, Jody Chou, Isabel Kwon and Caitlin Urban; vocal soloists Lindsay Snyder and Elizabeth Swaynie; and a clarinet quarter of Tabea Schatz, Haley Williams, Oliver Tessmer and Alisha Ching.

Okemos woman recalled for her faith, friendship By LAURA MISJAK

OKEMOS — Friends of Petra Sambaer, an Okemos mother of six, said she was so loved by others that people wanted to do whatever they could to help her. That showed March 22 when more than 600 people joined the bone marrow registry to help Sambaer.

Sambaer, 39, died Tuesday evening at the Cleveland Clinic. She was diagnosed in late January with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a rare disorder of the immune system that typically is diagnosed in young children and infants. The disorder’s prevalence is about one in 1 million. “Our dear friend was an

incredible testimony to all of her friends and family in growing stronger in her faith in Christ throughout her life and even more so during her illness,” said her friend Joanie Brogan of East Lansing. “She would never say ‘Why me?’ but ‘How could God use me?’ and she said See Sambaer/page 10

EAST LANSING – East Lansing High School principal Paula Steele has announced her resignation. Steele, at ELHS for 11 years, informed staff, parents, administrators and school board members by letter that her last day will be June 30. She will stay on with the district as a consultant for special projects through Dec. 31. “Change is healthy, as it will provide a new context and perhaps revitalized energy as you continue to implement courses, programs and instruction that will reach new heights,” Steele wrote. By telephone Tuesday, Steele described the decision Paula to step down as “very diffiSteele cult” and one with which she wrestled. Steele also noted the decision took place following conversations with Superintendent Dr. David Chapin. “Sometimes in the life of an organization change needs to take place. I thought this was an appropriate time,” she said. “I do believe change is good for an organization, and I want this to be a positive time for the district.”

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Steele is an East Lansing native and a 1968 ELHS graduate. While a student at Michigan State University, she briefly worked as a paraprofessional in an Okemos special education classroom and as a reader for the State Board of Education. Readers like Steele combed newspapers from across the country looking for education stories, which were then given to board members so they could keep up on national education news. While she graduated from MSU in hu-

“Change is healthy, as it will provide a new context and perhaps revitalized energy as you continue to implement courses, programs and instruction that will reach new heights.” – Paula Steele man ecology with an emphasis in clothing and textiles, Steele eventually followed the lead of her mother – a former East Lansing teacher – and first entered a classroom in Fort Myers, Fla. Her first principal there remained a lifelong friend and inspiration for her new career. Steele taught at the middle and high school levels in Fort Myers, and went on to administrative positions in north Florida before returning to Michigan. “Wherever I have gone I have always been really proud to have gone to East Lansing High School,” she said. “I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I’ve been honored to be a part of East Lansing schools, and I will always feel East Lansing will be my home.” Steele said she hopes to continue contributing to education. “I love to work with students, I love to work with families, I love to work with teachers,” she said. “I couldn’t have picked a better career for myself. It’s been a gift.” Chapin said the position will likely be posted this coming week. A search committee will interview candidates in May, he added, with a decision coming in late May or early June.

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News in brief Adult softball league registration now open

Kiwanis Club of E.L. to hold meeting March 28

The Kiwanis Club of East Lansing will meet Monday, March 28 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 Andrea Davis, “Granger Corporation.” For more information, visit

Blue Light Players offer theater classes

The Blue Light Players are offering theater classes on Tuesdays from April 12-May 17 at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Dr. The following classes are available: • Theater Games (grades K-4), 6-6:45 p.m., $30 • Intro to Stage Acting (grades 4-8), 6:45-7:45 p.m., $35 • Intro to Stage Singing (grades 4-8), 7:45-8:30 p.m., $30 Visit to download a flyer for these classes. Contact Helen Hart at or call (517) 282-4699 for more information.

Master Gardeners to hold meeting April 5

The Master Gardener Association Capital Area Chapter invites the public to its Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. meeting with Michigan Audubon Society’s Wendy Tatar speaking on “Birds and the Backyard Garden” on the campus of MSU at the Plant and Soil Sciences Building at the corner of Bogue and Wilson in room A 149. Parking is free at the 4H Children’s Garden. Cost is $3. Active Master Gardeners receive one hour of educational credit. For more information, visit

Solar Circle to host pottery sale April 1, 2

Solar Circle is hosting a pottery sale to raise funds for solar ovens and lanterns for families in Tanzania Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, noon-6 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Registration open for adult softball leagues

Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 2011 adult softball leagues. Leagues are Monday Coed, Tuesday Men, Wednesday Coed and Thursday Coed. Teams will play a 12-game schedule beginning May 2 through July 28.

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Showing what they learned Murphy Elementary students, representing each of its fifthgrade classes, gave a Power Point presentation to the Haslett Foundation for Schools. The presentation detailed what they learned at the Big Zoo Lesson, a five-day educational program at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. The Foundation for Schools made this experience possible with a $1,500 mini-grant, which allowed 110 students to participate. Murphy fifth-graders, their families and teachers appreciated the grant and the opportunity to participate in the Big Zoo Lesson. Pictured are Murphy students and Haslett Superintendent Michael Duda. Entry fee is $295/team plus umpire and player fees. For more information, call Greg Grothous, recreation specialist, (517) 853-4616,

Legion to host pancake breakfasts on Sundays

The American Legion Post No. 269, 1485 Haslett Road, Haslett, will hold pancake breakfasts on Sunday, March 27, April 3, 10 and 17 from 8-11 a.m., featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes, with choice of two bacon or sausage, or two eggs, toast, potatoes, and choice of sausage or bacon for $5; seniors (65 and older or children under seven), $3.50. For more information, call (517) 339-9018. No reservations needed.

third program for the spring season is “Michigan Wildflowers” on May 6. The fee is $4/child/class. To receive a brochure and registration form, contact (517) 349-3866 or

Fish fry to be held Fridays at American Legion

A weekly fish fry (cod) will be held Fridays, April 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. at American Legion Post 269, 1485 Haslett Road, Haslett. Dinner will include fish (two pieces), baked potato or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, roll and water. Extra fish is $1.50, beverages and desserts are $1 extra. Cost: Adults, $8; Seniors 65 and over or children under seven, $6. The public is invited.

Weekday science programs Retrouvaille marriage program returns April 1-3 at Harris Nature Center Enhance your child’s science education at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township, once a month through programs specifically designed to introduce and reinforce science curriculum for home-schooled children. The programs are open to children 5-15 years old. The next program, “Mollusks: Aquatic and Terrestrial,” is Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. The

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.

The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts is currently accepting team registrations for its 2011 spring/summer adult softball leagues. ELPRA offers a wide assortment of adult softball opportunities, ranging from competitive to recreational. Mens, womens and coed adult leagues will play games at the East Lansing Softball Complex, 6400 Abbot Road, on various nights throughout the 2011 spring/summer season. The spring/ summer season runs from late April to the end of July. Visit sports or e-mail Jim Jennings at to learn more.

Weekly fish fries to be held through April 22

Weekly fish fries will be held weekly on Fridays until and including Good Friday, April 22 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Mary Activity Center, corner of High and Cedar streets, in Williamston. Proceeds help Knights of Columbus Council No. 7545 fund charitable works. Dinners include baked or fried cod, baked potato or French Fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, beverage and desserts. Take outs available. Contact Mike at (517) 349-3178 for more information. Cost is $8.50 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), children 5-10, $4 and under four free.

Family campfire to be held at HNC April 16

The whole family will have fun in the woods on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township. Participants will experience camp skills such as shelter building and then prepare a treat to cook in the campfire. The fee is $3/person or $7/family, due at the time of the program. For more information, contact (517) 349-3866 or

Howl at the Moon at the HNC April 15

Bring your best friend (two-footed or four-footed) to the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township, for a guided walk through the moonlit woods on Friday, April 15 at 8:30 p.m. Dogs must be on non-retractable leashes. Flashlights are permitted but not a necessity. The fee is $3/person due at the walk. For more information, contact (517) 349-3866 or

EAST LANSING — Several middle school and high school students from Michigan, including the Haslett Middle School team, will be heading to Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort in April - but not for spring break. They will be competing in the VEX Robotics World Championship. On Feb. 26, 20 high school teams and five middle school teams competed in the VEX Spartan Robotics Challenge held on the Michigan State University campus. Now, the winning teams will be heading to Florida for the VEX Robotics World Championship, April 14-16, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, a 220-acre sports facility at Walt Disney World Resort. The VEX Robotics Design System offers students a platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Using the VEX Robotics Design System, students build innovative robots and compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot playing field. These

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April. The 2011 VEX Robotics World Championship will include top teams from more than 200 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments that took place in cities around the world from May 2010 to March 2011. An MSU team of 10 students has also qualified to compete in April at the VEX Robotics World Championship, in the college division. For more about the VEX Robotics World Championship, visit — From Michigan State University

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Gallery. Kathryn Hensley is an aspiring photographer who enjoys taking pictures. The exhibit will be displayed April 3-May 4 at the East Lansing Public Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the East Lansing Hannah Community

Center, 819 Abbot Road. The gallery can be visited anytime during regular hours: Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 8 p.m. Admission is free. — From the City of East Lansing

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idents and together, with our regional partners, we continue to look at ways to sustain quality residential services in future years,” said Staton. “The 2010 Census results are a testament of these continued efforts.” The 2010 Census results also demonstrate an increase in resident participation. Based upon the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Web site, East Lansing’s final participation rate in the 2010 Census was 79 percent, up from 73 percent in the 2000 Census. This participation rate compares favorably with the state participation rate of 78 percent and the U.S. participation rate of 74 percent. The East Lansing Complete Count Committee worked to increase participation and ensure an accurate count in the community by initiating the local Census office’s early enumeration of MSU students and launching an ex-

tensive educational campaign for residents in late 2009. The early enumeration process, the first of its kind in East Lansing, allowed Census officials to get out early and enumerate hard-to-count student areas prior to the end of the spring semester. The Complete Count Committee was made up of officials from the city, Michigan State University, East Lansing Public Schools and CATA, as well as various other community partners. “We would like to thank all of our community partners for their collaboration throughout the 2010 Census enumeration process,” said Staton. “We would also like to thank our residents for taking the time to fill out their forms. It is through this community effort that we have received an accurate head count in this most recent Census.” — From the City of East Lansing

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Rogers – whose own brother, noted Canadian folk singer/songwriter Stan, was killed in a 1982 accident – and Fisher are musical siblings in their own way. “Someone once described the impromptu or

unprecedented pairing of artists as an event that generates the ‘one plus one equals three’ factor ,” Fisher said. “Initially when we got together over 25 years ago, that definitely came into effect. Surprisingly it still works,

as we have both been following different musical routes but essentially have a common denominator that makes us splice in together.” Fisher said he and Rogers blend well together, each piping up with their own unique wit and each introducing a song in their own way. A reviewer once ob-

served, Fisher noted, that Rogers’ sense of humor has an edge while Fisher tends to be more whimsical. “We both love and hopefully write strong songs, but have a sense for the need to generate release as well as tension,” Fisher added. For more information or to purchase tickets, go online to www.tenpound

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Legendary Scots singer/songwriter Archie Fisher (pictured) will be joined by Canadian vocalist/guitarist Garnet Rogers at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1 at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Tickets are $15 to the public, $12 for Lansing Area Folksong Society members and $5 for all students.

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Walkers will be able to build strong bones, tone muscles and develop a healthy heart by taking part in the Walking Club. The club meets once a month for a guided walk. The fee for one year in this club is $30 for adults and $10 for children. Drop-in walkers are welcome for $3/person/walk. The next two scheduled walks are Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at Ted Black Woods (formerly Van Atta Woods), 540 Grand River Ave., Okemos and Saturday, April 30, at 9 a.m. at Hartrick Park, 3685 Hulett Road in Okemos. Contact (517) 349-3866 or to receive a registration form and a list of walk dates. For general information about this and other programs offered at the Harris Nature Center, contact Kit Rich at (517) 349-3866 or harris — From the Harris Nature Center

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OKEMOS — The Harris Nature Cen- Nature for toddlers ter, located at 3998 Van Atta Road in Parents will have the opportunity Meridian Township, announces the folto have their toddler or preschooler to lowing programs and events. experience nature at the Harris Nature Center. Photography class Sessions of My Cub and I, which A class has been set up to help phois designed for children under 3 years tographers capture the beauty. Photographer Ron St. Germain will old and Timber Tots, which is debe at the Harris Nature Center for a signed for 3 and 4 year olds, meet for three-week, information-packed class six weeks, beginning Monday, April running on Wednesdays, April 13- 27 11. All children must be accompanied from 6:30-9 p.m. Also included is an optional out- by a parent or other adult. Timber Tots will run from 9 to 10 door shoot on Saturday, April 16 from a.m., while My Cub and I will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Germain will share lots of tips 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening session has been addand techniques on taking professional looking family, pet and vacation pho- ed to accommodate families working tos as well as outdoor and wildlife pho- during the day. In these programs, the naturalist tos with very basic equipment. Also learn digital cameras and printing your will facilitate activities while the child photos. Bring your camera and own- and adult companion participate as a team. er’s manual. There is a $35 fee for this six-week There is a $55 dollar fee for this program. three-week class.


EAST LANSING – Two of the leading lights of folk music will pay a rare joint visit to the Ten Pound Fiddle next weekend. Legendary Scots singer/songwriter Archie Fisher will be joined by Canadian vocalist/guitarist Garnet Rogers at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1 at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Tickets are $15 to the public, $12 for Lansing Area Folksong Society members and $5 for all students. The duo is touring partly to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1985 live album “Off the Map.” Fisher and Rogers have collaborated several times since then, notably when Rogers served as the producer for Fisher’s 1995 disc “Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into.” Fisher’s 2008 album “Windward Away” is his most recent disc and his first in 20 years. He had kept busy during his hiatus from recording in projects for BBC Radio Scotland, notably as the host for more than 25 years of the “Travelling Folk” show.

“Windward Away” had “a hard gestation period,” he said, complicated by the shuttering of the recording studio and the resulting unavailability of the master tapes for several years. The rediscovery of the master tapes also brought with it a pleasant surprise – a set of mixes of eight songs for a 1980s-era album that had been thought to be lost. “They sent a burn after ‘cooking’ the tapes (a process which helps prevent the old acetate reel-to-reel tapes from shredding) with a note asking, ‘Is this your Missing Master?’” Fisher wrote in an e-mail. The record company’s note inspired the album’s subtitle. Fisher recalls his first impression on hearing the “Missing Master” songs as “listening to the younger brother I never had.” The tongue-in-cheek observation comes as the only boy among seven siblings. “Windward Away,” Fisher said, is an accumulation of live performance material over two decades. The newer songs can be separated from the older ones by a more strippeddown approach to the instrumentation.

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Walgreens new building could be up by May By DAWN PARKER

OKEMOS – A longpromised new drugstore will soon be under construction here. Demolition on a former BP gas station and the former Okemos Gift & Bible took place this week, clearing the way for a new Walgreens drugstore to be built at the intersection of Okemos Road and Grand River. The 14,000-square-foot building, complete with a brick façade and a pharmacy drive-through, will have frontage between Okemos Road and Ardmore Street on Grand River. It will have competition nearby from the Meijer Pharmacy, a Rite-Aid at the corner of Grand River and Dobie and the Kroger Pharmacy at Marsh and Newman roads. Meridian Township Director of Planning and

Community Development Mark Kieselbach said he met this week with developer Sam Eyde of Okemos Grand River LLC to discuss signage for the building. Kieselbach said Eyde told him the remainder of the Gift & Bible building would be down by the end of this past week. While a building permit has yet to be issued, Eyde reportedly told Kieselbach they would like to have the building completed by May.

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Demolition on a former BP gas station and the former Okemos Gift & Bible took place this week, clearing “We hope it improves the way for a new Walgreens drugstore to be built at the whole area,” Kiesel- the intersection of Okemos Road and Grand River.

The 14,000 square foot building, complete with a brick façade and a pharmacy drive-through, will have frontage between Okemos Road and Ardmore Street on Grand River.

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bach said. Kieselbach said Walgreens officials were required to obtain permits from the township and the state of Michigan to work in what is considered a floodplain area. The Okemos-Grand Riv-

er intersection, along with other sections of Okemos Road, is often impassable after a heavy downpour. The company also secured several variances from the township Zoning Board of Appeals, which

Kieselbach said largely dealt with the fact that the property abuts a residential area. Any concerns the neighbors might have had were addressed early by Eyde, who Kieselbach said met

with residents and asked them what they would like to see. As a result, residents at the rear of the property will benefit from a masonry wall and some screening, while one neighbor

immediately behind the property on the Okemos Road side will get a new fence. Most issues had been worked out by the time the variances were requested, Kieselbach said.

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Emergent BioSolutions donates $25,000 to Red Cross LANSING — Emergent BioSolutions announced it has donated $25,000 to the local Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross in celebration of “March is Red Cross Month.” Emergent is recognized as a Community Preparedness Partner of the Mid-Michigan Chapter and provides consistent support to the Chapter throughout the year. The company hosts blood drives, CPR training sessions and other safety classes for the Red Cross. Local Emergent employees also regularly volunteer their time at the Mid-Michigan Food Bank, a program operated by the Red Cross.

“The Red Cross plays a valuable role in the community. Its mission to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies goes hand-inhand with our company mission to protect life,” said Adam Havey, executive vice president BioDefense Division and head of Emergent’s Lansing operations. “We hope that our financial support combined with the Mid-Michigan Chapter’s expertise in disaster response will contribute to advancing preparedness efforts for our local communities.” The services provided by the American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter include conducting blood drives, teaching CPR and first aid classes, providing


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Improvised Shakespeare Co. to perform at Pasant EAST LANSING — Hailing from Chicago, The Improvised Shakespeare Company fills every original performance with on-the-spot wit, hilarity and impeccable Elizabethan dialect. Each fully improvised skit is based on one audience suggestion — a title for a play that has yet to be written. The group will perform in Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre on Saturday,

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that to all four of us all the time.” Brogan and three other friends drove to Cleveland on Tuesday to be with Sambaer. The group met with Sambaer for Bible study for more than 15 years, Brogan said. “Her total focus was her faith, her family and her friends,” Brogan said. Sambaer’s six children range in age from 6 to 16. She home-schooled her three younger children. She also was an active member of Trinity Church in Lansing. Sambaer was born in Chicago and graduated from Okemos High School

in 1989. She had been married to her high school sweetheart, Jerry, for 17 years. Jenny Gallo, who helped organize Tuesday’s bone marrow drive, said Sambaer was not able to be there. Sambaer had gone to Sparrow Hospital on March 18 and was airlifted to the Cleveland Clinic the next Monday night. The bone marrow drive Tuesday brought out 676 people who added their information to the National Marrow Donor Program. Gallo said about 200 people showed up in the first two hours of the bone marrow drive, which a National Marrow Donor Program official told her

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EAST LANSING – Anat Hoffman will be the guest lecturer at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd. in East Lansing at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31. The title of Hoffman’s lecture is “A Vision for Religious Pluralism in the State of Israel and the Struggle to Achieve It.” Hoffman is the Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) and the leader of Women of the Wall. The IRAC is the legal and advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel. Anat guides the IRAC to promote Jewish pluralism, tolerance, and equality, as well as combat racism, corruption, and


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Volunteering for City Year definitely enriched my life I became interested in community service and social justice issues — especially the disparities that exist in education and health — while I attended the University of Michigan I had several internships , including working on an urban farm in inner city Detroit, supporting a speech pathologist in a classroom of severely impaired children, grant writing and administrative work with the Chief of Staff at the University of Michigan Depression Center. I also helped administer a survey of patients at Flint’s Hurley Hospital for a study on substance abuse and violent injuries. In the fall of my senior year at the U of M, I chose to pursue a career within the growing movement to design healthier food systems that are more sustainable socially, nutritionally and environmentally. I was also curious about nutrition and healthy eating initiatives in public schools. In order to learn more about key issues such as in-

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equalities in food accessibility and childhood obesity, I decided to move to an urban center, where these problems are often most exaggerated. As I explored my post-graduation options, I remembered City Year, an AmeriCorps program that my friend had joined. City Year unites diverse 17-24 year olds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to help change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these young leaders work to keep students in school and on track to high school graduation. City Year is active in 20 cities across the United States/ The program seemed to be the perfect way to get first-hand experience in an urban environment.

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EAST LANSING — As area school districts begin their budgeting process for the 2011-12 school year, the cutting continues. School board and administrators who already prepared for the necessity of some budgetary reductions found out further slicing would be likely as a result of Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget. The proposed $470 per pupil cut in the state’s student aid allowance would only be the beginning, however, as losses in various other sources of funding and a 3.8 percent increase in the retirement rate may push the figure close to $700 per student. “We can’t keep cutting our children’s education – the stakes are just too high,” House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (D-Mt. Morris Township) said in a recent statement. “Education is vital to creating jobs and growing our economy. Michigan needs businesses that create jobs, and those businesses need a highly educated workforce. This budget jeopardizes our schools’ ability to deliver the top-notch workforce we need to put people back on the job.”

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Proposed cuts have East Lansing administrators projecting a deficit in the $3 million range. Finance director Richard Pugh said recommendations have yet to be made to the full board. Recommendations are due to the board’s finance committee by Friday, April 15, with plans to present to the full board at its regular meeting on Monday, April 25. By state law, districts must pass a budget prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year on July 1. While Snyder has told lawmakers he wants a state budget finalized by May 31, by law they have until Sept. 30 to avoid a government

shutdown. Pugh said it’s likely a recommendation will be made to dip into the fund balance to close the gap. The fund balance stands around $3 million, or 9 percent of expenditures. There’s risk in doing that, however. Pugh said using any portion of the fund balance will likely make it necessary for the district to have to borrow to meet cash-flow needs – something they have been able to avoid in the past. The fund balance was as high as 24.7 percent in 1998-99 and dipped to 7.8 percent in 2001-02. It rebounded to 12.8 percent in 2005-06, but has declined nearly every year since then.

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plan for 2011-12 the week of April 11. If layoffs are needed, Cook said those notices will begin going out in early May, and layoffs would be finalized by the time the budget is passed in late June. Negotiations are also open with all employee groups, which Cook said gives the district an “open door” to address financial issues. “We’ve explained to them that we’re going to need your help to navigate through this,” he added. “We’ve always had good relations with our employee groups. We’ve always been able to come to the table and work things out, and I hope we can do it again this year.”

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A taco dinner with all the trimmings plus homemade cookies will be held Saturday, April 9, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road, Okemos. All proceeds will benefit the Okemos, Williamston and Haslett food banks. Cost: Adults, $7; children 5-12, $4. For more information, contact Karen Cook at (517) 468-3316.

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CD release event scheduled for April 1 EAST LANSING — On Friday, April 1 the Americana roots duo Red Tail Ring, featuring Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, will release two new CD’s during a special all-ages concert at (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St. The CD’s released will include one compilation of original songs and another compilation featuring the duo’s take on traditional tunes. Along with vocal harmonies, the twosome play fiddle

and guitar; take turns on the banjo; every now and again pick up the mandolin, jaw harp or harmonica; and sometimes even turn to plain-old stomping to bring audiences their brand of newly minted old-time ballads and instrumentals. Visit for more information. Music will begin at 8 p.m. with Lansing’s own Rachael Davis and Gifts or Creatures. Tickets will be $5 at the door.

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LANSING — Stormfield Theatre, a non-profit professional theater group, which works out of a theater in Frandor, has formed its 2011 Educational Outreach Program to serve children, teens, and adults in the capital area. “Our education director, Kellie Stonebrook has been working miracles, gathering the finest teaching artists in our community, and putting together a series of theatre classes that will benefit one and all,” said to artistic director Kristine Thatcher, “Arts are always the first to go when school budgets get tight. The simple fact is the arts provide critical thinking skills, and an outside-the-box approach to learnThatcher ing, that for those of us who are kinetically inclined is critical.” “I was terrible at math until I studied the fractions of music and dance. It was only then that the math light dawned,” she added. “A wise friend of mine put it this way: American Education is based on the belief that we can start five million horses in a race and have them finish in a dead heat 12 years later.”

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Speeder stopped, narcotics discovered locally By DAWN PARKER

EAST LANSING – An alert East Lansing police officer nabbed a speeder, and in the process got a bit more than they expected recently. At 1:35 a.m. March 19, according to a report, the officer was monitoring ra-

dio traffic from a spot on southbound US-127 near Jolly Road when word came of an attempted carjacking in Lansing Township. The radio traffic included the vehicle description, prompting the officer to stop a similar-appearing vehicle a short time later that was traveling 82 mph in a 70-mph zone. The speed was mea-

sured by radar. When the officer made contact with the driver, described as a 23-year-old Lansing man, there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car. The officer eventually called for backup, after the man kept changing elements of his story. The driver gave permission to the officers to search

both his vehicle and himself. Officers found what East Lansing Lt. Bill Mitchell described as a “large sum” of cash in the man’s pocket, while in the car they recovered what turned out to be 85 to 100 ounces of codeine syrup.

Information on the prescription bottles had been defaced, Mitchell said. The liquid codeine, classified by state law as a Schedule 2 narcotic, was determined to be worth $12,000. ELPD is seeking warrants from the Ingham County

Prosecutor’s Office on prescription fraud, possession with intent to deliver and a probation violation from Eaton County. The man was taken into custody, processed and released on his own recognizance.

State Rep. honors local students LANSING — State Rep. Mark Meadows (D-East Lansing) has announced the winners of the 69th District Citizenship Award for February. The monthly award is given to local high school students who exhibit strong leadership within their schools and communities; demonstrate a mutual respect for others in the school community; and exemplify hard work and responsibility in the classroom. “I want to congratulate this month’s winners on their success in the classroom and their dedication to strengthening our community,” Meadows said. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders and I look

forward to seeing how they will contribute to changing our state for the better. I wish them the best on what will certainly be bright futures.” In addition to being recognized for their achievements, the honorees will have $100 donated in their name to the educational fund in their school districts. The winners are: • Katie Bollman of Williamston High School (WHS), daughter of John and Karen Bollman. She is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), coach of the WHS math team, vice president of the Peer Assistant Leaders, Youth Coordinator for the

East Ingham CROP Hunger Walk, and a two-time Model United Nations “Best Delegate” winner. She is also a varsity athlete on the WHS cross country and track and field teams, and has been named to the All-League cross country team three times. • Molly Duda of Haslett High School, daughter of Mike and Carolyn Duda. Molly is a member of NHS, a mentor at Murphy Elementary School and a neighborhood mentor. She was also named to the Academic All-League team for volleyball, basketball and track. — From the House of Representatives

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any trip. “Very Valentine” by Adriana Trigiani is a charming modern fiction novel about a close and often hilarious Italian family that runs an exclusive shoe making business in Greenwich Village. If you want to spend more time with these characters, “Brava Valentine” is the sequel. Trigiani is best known for her Big Stone Gap series but I hope Valentine leads you to all of this author’s exquisite titles. If you are staying at home this spring, travel vicariously with the cast of Enchanted April. This film takes place in the 1920’s and follows a group of Londoners on vacation in a seaside Italian castle. It was nominated for three Oscars and won two Golden Globes. The great performances and incredible scenery will make you think spring. You can also take a trip to the library for Spring Break Table Top Art. It’s for all ages, everyday from April 4-8, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Create cool make and take art projects from the materials we provide. The Haslett Library, a Capital Area District Library, is located at 5670 School St. For information about our hours, programs or services, call (517) 339-2324 or visit Find a complete list of library events at

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East Lansing gas station sells alcohol to minor By DAWN PARKER

EAST LANSING – An employee at Citgo, 1301 E. Grand River, was cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor as the result of a recent police sting operation.

The operation took place at 8:20 p.m. March 18. East Lansing Police Lt. Bill Mitchell said the underage person was able to purchase alcohol. The employee was cited for furnishing alcohol, Mitchell said, while the store will be cited for

state liquor law violations. • A 21-year-old Troy resident was cited for unlawful entry by an intoxicated person and prowling following a recent incident. The man, described by Mitchell as a college-aged subject with a Mohawk haircut and wearing

striped pants and a striped shirt, was found sleeping on a porch in the 800 block of Stuart at 6:45 a.m. The man took off toward Centerlawn, and was stopped a short time later. • A homeless man was cited

for trespassing after officers were called to the 200 block of Cedar. At 11:20 p.m. March 18, officers went to the second floor of the building. They found a homeless subject sleeping there, removed him and issued a citation.

Okemos veteran to get treatment after ‘10 standoff with police By KEVIN GRASHA

EAST LANSING - An Army sergeant who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and faces felony charges after a standoff with police last year was released from jail recently and will undergo treatment at a Battle Creek veterans hospital. It was an unusual twist in a case that began in August, when police responded to Sgt. Brad Eifert’s Okemos home and, police said, he fired a shotgun at officers while they surrounded him in a wooded area near the

home. Family members say Eifert, who served two combat tours in Iraq, likely was firing into the air. His wife, Michelle, believes he wanted police to kill him. Eifert, 36, still faces five counts of assault with intent to murder. But through the work of his attorney, Frank Reynolds, the case last month was transferred to 54B District Court’s veterans’ court program. The program, which began last year, focuses on treatment in lieu of incarceration. At a hearing March 10, Judge David Jordon amend-

ed Eifert’s bond, so he could be released from the Ingham County Jail, where he had been held since August. Soldiers from Eifert’s unit were expected to drive him to the Battle Creek hospital, Reynolds said. There, Reynolds said, he will be treated for post traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse. No time frame has been set. Reynolds was able to get Eifert into the veterans’ court program and the veterans’ hospital, even though he still is an active duty soldier. It was a long and difficult process, he said.

“I think we finally find ourselves in a position where we’re doing the right thing,” he said. This is the first time anything like this has been attempted, said Ingham County Assistant Prosecutor Guy Sweet, who is the prosecutor’s office’s liaison to the veterans’ court program. Sweet said no decision has been made regarding the charges, but “we decided he needed to be (in veterans’ court) because of his situation.” In 2006, Eifert served in the 3rd Brigade Combat

Team, 4th Infantry Division, officials said. Eifert also served in Iraq in 2003 with another infantry division. In 2007, Michelle Eifert said, he was assigned to work with a recruiting battalion in Lansing. Ever since then, he tried to get an assignment at an Army base because “he knew he was having trouble (mentally),” she said. That never happened. As a result of his service in Iraq, Brad Eifert received several medals, including a Combat Action Badge, officials said. The badge is for soldiers who actively engage

the enemy or are engaged by the enemy, according to the Army.

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• Brad Eifert was released March 11 from the Ingham County Jail on a personal recognizance bond, which means he does not have to post up-front money. Conditions include: electronic monitoring, no consumption of alcohol, random alcohol and drug tests, no possession of firearms or ammunition, and he has to cooperate with his court-assigned veteran mentor.

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EAST LANSING — The All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre will bring “NigHt of tHe pterodActyls” to Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre stage April 1-3. The Friday performances will take place at 7 p.m., the Saturday performances will take place at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the Sunday performances will take place at 2 p.m. “NigHt of tHe pterodActyls” is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill., and directed by Rick Dethlefsen. The classic play, by Julian Wiles, tells the story of a town turned upside down by a 12-year-old girl’s discovery of pterodactyl eggs in a neighborhood rose garden. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 16. Advanced reservations are recommended. Call the

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Riverwalk Theatre Box Office at (517) 482-5700 to make ticket reservations. The Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and two hours prior to productions on the weekends. Reservations can also be made at www.Riverwalk Riverwalk Theatre is located in downtown Lansing at 228 Museum Dr., south of Michigan Ave. (next to the Impression 5 Science Center). The All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre is pleased to announce it has been awarded $7,100 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) to support the upcoming performances of “NigHt of tHe pterodActyls” and “Scheherazade: From the EAST LANSING — The Mackerel Arabian Nights Stories.” Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft, 211 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing, presents, “The — From the City of East Shared Palette,” a new collection of oil Lansing paintings depicting Michigan locales, by Ray Ellison and Deb Karppinen of Lansing. Ray and Deb are remarkably creative individuals who work and play 337-4440 and ask for the spe- together. Living in Lansing, they collabocial room rate for the Charity rate on a landscaping business in midBall. For more information, Michigan during gardening season. contact Vicki or David at New In the winter, they spent months in Style Salon (517) 351-4338.

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their home in the U.P. where they spend time painting. “We began working outdoors years ago,” Deb said. “As time passed these outings left good memories of different places-the paintings themselves became the souvenirs.” The two of them continue this tradition in Upper Michigan’s Copper Country, Deb said. “Daylong excursions on Lake Superior include canvas, brushes and paint. While I would enjoy time spent outdoors painting, Ray would

mainly sketch on his canvas to finish indoors. One day he asked to finish off my palette leftovers-which turned out to be a regular routine for us.” A reception for the artists and the opening of “The Shared Palette” will be held on Sunday, April 3, from noon until 4 p.m. as part of the First Sunday Gallery Walk. “The Shared Palette” will run through May 31. — From the Mackerel Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft

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EAST LANSING — New Style Salon and the Beemer family are sponsoring the 12th Annual Charity Ball Saturday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Marriott East Lansing, 300 MAC Ave. to honor and remember those affected by blood cancers. The gala evening includes dinner, music by Time to Play, dancing, cash bar, silent auction, photo booth, and more. Advanced reservations of $60 per person ($45 per student) are required with checks made payable to New Style Salon. Reserved seating is available for parties of eight. Reservations are due by Saturday, April 2, and can be mailed or dropped off at the salon at 940 Trowbridge Road, in East Lansing above Goodrich’s. Donations are also accepted and may be made payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and mailed directly to New Style Salon. Make it an evening to remember and reserve a room at Marriott East Lansing at University Place. Call (517)

In 2010, MSUFCU employees recently raised $40,951.66 for the Capital Area United Way, an organization that addresses a wide range of community needs. The committee organized and participated in an array of fund-raising events for staff including various ticket raffles, including an Uncle John’s Cider Mill pie sale, holiday gift basket raffle, a furniture auction, Lia Sophia and Mary Kay sales, an MSUFCU Marketing department garage sale, a Bingo night.. Many MSUFCU employees also pledged a portion of their 2010 payroll for CAUW totaling $17,859.30. With the help of MSUFCU staff donations, one in four tri-county residents in need will receive assistance through the Capital Area United Way. MSUFCU’s United Way Committee presenting the donation check to Nichole Waters, Vice President of the Capital Area United Way, who is holding the check.

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Free colorectal cancer screening kits offered LANSING — Free at-home colorectal cancer screening kits are available to area residents 50 and over with a phone call or a visit to a Web site. In the largest screening program of its kind in Michigan, the Ingham Regional Medical Center and the American Cancer Society and Great Lakes Cancer Institute are offering the test as a way to draw attention to National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The cancer institute’s program distributed more than 3,000 screening kits statewide last year. “By offering this free screening opportunity, we hope people will take advantage of the life-saving benefits of testing early and often for colorectal cancer,” said Dr. Raymond Demers, president and medical director of the GLCI. “Colorectal cancer is one of the most curable cancers when it is caught in an early stage and treated; unfortunately, only about half of Americans age 50 and older have been screened recently.” The free screening kits are also being offered to those

with a family history of the disease. Deaths from colorectal cancer have decreased over the The painless test takes just a few minutes and can be past two decades, due in part to increased screening and performed in the privacy and convenience of home. awareness.

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People can request a kit by calling 1-866-696-GLCI (4524) or by visiting Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and is expected to kill more than 50,000 Americans this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Beginning at age 50, both men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should be regularly screened. People at higher risk, including those with a family history of the disease, may need to start screening before age 50. “Early detection saves lives by finding cancer at a stage when treatment is more effective and the chance for a full recovery is very high,” said Demers.

Rates too low

However, screening rates for colorectal cancer still fall well below screening for other types of cancers, particularly breast cancer. Last year, an expert panel convened by the National Institutes of Health suggested that offering patients different testing options and reducing out-of-pocket costs could increase screening rates. Age is the greatest risk factor for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent of cases diagnosed in people age 50 and older. Additional risk factors include a family history of the disease and lifestyle-related factors such as obesity, smoking and a diet high in red meat. — From Ingham Regional Medical Center

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Auctions WINDY& CONNIE MAY ESTATE AUCTION Sat. April 2, 10 AM 11474 Pryor Rd, Portland, MI 48875. (I96 to the Eagle exit #84, south on Grange Rd ½ mile to Grand River, W. on Grand River 2 miles to Grand River Trail, continue W. ½ mile to Clintonia, south on Clintonia to Pryor.) 1998 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 extended cab 1/2T pickup w/75K miles; 2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 4 door sedan, 31k miles. Savage Model 93R17 .17HMR cal rifle w/scope, Remington Model 700 .22-250cal rifle w/scope, Marlin Model MR-7 .270 Win rifle w/scope, Beretta Model U22 NEOS .22cal semi-auto pistol, Hi-Power Model JCP 40 S&W semi-auto pistol, Husqvarna Nagant Model 450 7.5mm revolver, Bunker Hill gun safe. 12’ Aluminum fishing boat w/trailer, Johnson 9.9hp outboard motor. Ass’t furniture & household items. Panasonic 32" flat screen TV, Magic Chef electric range & refrigerator, Hot Point electric dryer, Estate auto washer, Sandborn 5hp vertical air compressor. Many hand & power tools. Hi-Quality 60,000lb hyd arbor press, Chicago Electric gas generator, Oxygen/propane welding outfit w/tanks & cart, Campbell Hausefeld 2,000psi pressure wash machine. 3’x6’ & (2)-4’X6’ Utility trailers, 10 Pc’s older farm equipment, Minneapolis Moline 4 Star wide front tractor, JD 110 & 160 hydro riding lawn tractors. 2003 Kawasaki 3010 4X4 Mule w/enclosure. TroyBilt Horse 8hp rear tine rototiller. All items are sold as is. The seller nor the auctioneer will be responsible for personal injury while attending the sale or items after sold. Jim Fox & Tara Pulling Administrators. Mel White Auctioneer, 800-229-6092.

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TERRIER PUP AKC OLD BOOKS, POSTCARDS, BOSTON male, 7 wks. 1 blue eye. prints, photos, magazines, Black & white brindle. Vet ads, etc. 53rd Antiquarian checked, wormed, 1st Book & Paper Show! Sun., shots, dews. $700. April 3, 9:30-5. Lansing 517-663-1312 Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 200 tables! BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES $4.50. 517-332-0112. 6 weeks, vet checked, wormed, 3 males,1 female. Ready to go on 3/27 to loving home. $300.00. (517)749-6129

Animals Lost LOST FEMALE WHITE SHIH TZU wearing red harness & collar, Waverly-Verndale area. Reward 517-282-7647 LOST - REWARD! B l a c k male Great Dane, blue collar, "Matrix’’, missing Miller/Waverly area. Call 394-5252, 202-8848

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Birds-Fish FISH FOR SPRING STOCKING ALGAE and weed control, aeration systems, windmill aerators, pond consultation, equipment installation. Free Catalog. Harrietta Hills Trout Farm 1-877-389-2514 or MC

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LAB PUPPIES AKC, CH lines, Dews, Exc. Temperment, Superior Gundog pedigree from Hunt Test Titled parents. Health guaranteed, shots/ vet/ dewormed, OFA hips/elbows CERT. $800 517-420-3597 517-655-1538

CAT - 6 yr. old adult, neutered male. All shots & medical up to date. Front declawed. Very friendly, loves men. Moved & can’t LAB PUPPIES AKC Chocokeep. $10, to good home. late, 1 Black male, shots & 517-316-1181. wormed, $350. 517-6253428. CHIHUAHUA TERRIER CROSS PUPPIES 2 girls, 1 LAB PUPS AKC Black and boy, 1st shots, born on Jan. Chocolate, shots, vet 22, $200. 517-375-3369. checked, wormed, $250. ( 5 1 7 ) 2 4 2 - 0 6 7 7 COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! Good colors. $300 & up. Shots, wormed LAB PUPS AKC - Black & blonde.1st shots, wormed. 989-426-3866 Karen. Born 1/29. Ready now. $300-$350. 517-641-4690 or COCKER SPANIEL PUPS, 1 517-256-8843 Chocolate male, a little shy but very loveable. Also taking deposits on pups LAB PUPS AKC Chocolate. Ready 4/1. Shots & ready to go early April. All wormed. $400. Taking depups wormed & shots, posits. ALSO 2 black 4 mo. $200-350. (517)745-5689 old males, $150 each. 989277-6494. DESIGNER DASHING/FOX BOY PUPPY, paper trained, shots, $100 cash. 989-682- LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Vet checked, shots & 4564. wormed. $250. 989-763-7202 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC- 2 solid Black. 1 long Coat. 1 sable female. $450. limited or $550. 989-855-3662

FISH FOR STOCKING: Most varieties. Ponds & Lakes. Laggis’ Fish Farm.269-628- GOLDEN RETRIEVER AKC 2056Days269-624-6215Eves puppy, born 12/15/10, shots UTD, Vet cert., female, $500. 517-676-0415.


LABS PUPPIES AKC-6 wks. GOLDEN RETRIEVER LIGHT, old, exp. breeded. Dark and Golden, 7 weeks, 1st shots, worming, vet AKC Registered, Dew checked, $300. claws, Experienced breed989-833-2081. er, Good with children, rents on site, shots, vet checked, wormed, Home PINSCHER grown with tender lovin’ MINIATURE AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS different ages & colcare. Soooo calm and lovaPUPPIES Ready to go, 2 yr ors, $200 cash only. ble. Mom and Dad are here guaranteed, parents OFA 517-857-3036 too, and would love to excellent, females, $500. show off the kids! $300. 989-725-9793. ( 9 8 9 ) 2 7 7 - 0 9 1 1 MIN PIN MIX w/ Terrier $75. 517-896-0976. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPS males, black/blue. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUP MIN PINS Dew claws, tails Shots, wormed. $400/best. AKC, 1st shots & wormed, done, first shots, 2 males 734-476-6892 parents on site, handled left. $250.00 ea. 517-980by children daily, $400. 6057. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 517-749-0682. (TOY) Black Tri -Male, 10 OLDE BULLDOG PUPS weeks, shots, wormed, GOLDEN Retriever puppies Males & females, 10 wks. $300.00. (269)274-8790 AKC - Males. ALSO retired adult spayed female, $300 to approved BICHON FRISE PUPPIES! mesgoldenretrievers. home. Vet checked, shots Perfect family pet! 517-394-3861 UTD. $500. Reg. additional No shedding or odor. cost. 517-763-7324 CKC, Health guaranteed. JACK RUSSELL PUPS 12 517-663-2256. wks., males. Parents on POODLE BICHON MIX pupsite. Shots, wormed.269pies. Shots & wormed, flufBICHON/SHIH-TZU FE998-0925. fy & cute. $250. 989-427MALE, 8 wks. blk. & white. 3205 Shots, wormed. $250. Call KITS/CATS RESCUED: Many 989-944-2917 declawed; www.trinityacresres- SHELTIE PUP AKC, (1) 4 mo. old female. ALSO COLLIE cue.; includes GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS PUPS AKC, 2 females, 3 neuter/basic medical $451st shots, wormed. Ready males. 517-398-1766. $135. 517-410-0074 to go! $275. 989-261-3144 ADORABLE PUPPIES AKC Yorkies, Pom’s, Porkie’s & Teddy Bears. $350- $550. 517-404-1028.


SHEPHERD/ HUSKY MIX Very gentle female. Medical up to date. $25 to good home. 517-485-2703. SHIH-TZU-POODLE PUPS! shots & wormed. Too cute for words! $250. 616-9020859 SHIH-TZU PUPS- PARENTS on site. Wormed. Ready March 27th. Taking deposits. 517-490-6341



YORKIES $500 YORKI-POOS & Malte-Poos $375/up Toy Size Shots Nonshed Kid Socialized 989.225.1367

TOY POODLE PUPS AKC, Black, 8 wks. old. Wormed. $350-$450. 517-647-6573



GOVT JOBS PART-TIME Dozens of fields. Paid training w/potential signon bonus. Great benefits. Annual travel opportunities. Call 1-800-922-1703, M-F 9-3. MC

CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiques, Jewelry, musical instruments, Valuables. Call 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, oldest buyer. Friendly & fair. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179

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. MC

CASH PAID Up to $15 per 100. Call 517-292-0991

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shots, tails & dewclaws done, Vet chkd, blk & tan, absolutely adorable, 1 male & 1 fem. $250-$350. 517-321-7098, 517-977-6338 1994 KUBOTA L2900 1100 hrs., front bucket, $10,000 YORKIE PUPPIES or best offer. 517-256-0421. 8 weeks old, 1st shots & wormed, will be small. $500. 989-427-3205 ALICE CHALMERS 200, excellent shape, field ready, $9000. 517-281-1838 YORKIE PUPS AKC 2 males. 1st shots & wormed. Parents 3-5 lbs. $475. 517- FORESTRY EQUIPMENT: 628-3456 3PT. PTO FARMI Logging winches. VALBY 3pt. PTO Woodchippers 3pt. GrapIt’s not too late to find a ples, Woodsplitters, Loadbuyer for your camping gear. er attachments. Three Rivers, Inc. 866-638-7885. See www.threeriversforestry.c or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL om. MC

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

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

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

BRUSH, APPL. haulGOT MUD? Call TomCo As- TRASH, ed Yard & build. clean up, phalt for crushed asphalt trees & bushes trimmed. or concrete placed & comLow Prices! Mike 393-4664 pacted. 517-676-5600.

PAINTING PERFECTIONS. Int & ext. Quality work. References, free est. (517)332-3281 or 290-4187.

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WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or steel boats, aluminum windows or doors, aluminum toppers, any types of aluminum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818

Musical Instruments BEAUTIFUL CONSOLE piano & bench. Needs inside work. $300. 517-243-0997


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MICHIGAN ANTIQUE ARMS COLLECTORS, 500 table show. April 2 & 3, Antique & modern firearms & knives. Buy, sell, trade. Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI. Admission $6, open to the public 9a.m. More info: 248-556-6590.

Wanted to Buy A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, jewlery, furniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700 ALWAYS BUYING old costume jewelry, estate jewelry, and other nice old things. Linda 517331-1181 BUYING STERLING SILVER, clocks, pocket watches, quilts, Early oil paintings, other nice things. 517-202-2570

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

ProfessionalTechnical ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST THE Eligibility Specialist works collaboratively with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) to screen prisoners for benefit eligibility, to ensure that a prisoner’s benefits are maintained during the period of incarceration and to ensure that applications for new benefits or the reinstatement of existing benefits are completed prior to release. This is a two year, grant-funded position. The eligibility specialist may be required to travel to any of the 34 correctional facilities in Michigan. Two years of college study in social work, criminal justice, or related field. Experience related to criminal justice, social work or administration of government benefit programs. Send Resume and Cover Letter to Eligibility Specialist Search Committee, Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1000 W St Joseph, Suite 400, Lansing, Michigan 48915 or


FIREARM ARMALITE AR10A4 .308 semi-auto, 3 x 9 scope, green furniture, muzzle brake, 5 magazines. Less than 100 rounds fired. $1300 ( 5 1 7 ) 2 4 2 - 1 3 5 2

BENJAMIN REMINGTON MODEL 4 caliSTUMP REMOVAL ber 6 mil, Leopold X2, (Formerly Bill’s Stump Rescope, extra clips, 5 boxes moval). Prompt service, shells, case. $795. 349-3136 free estimates. Insured. 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652 SINGLE SHOT 22 Remington Rife-model 514 $150 (517)323-7380

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BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE? Over 18? Drop that entry level position. Earn what you’re worth !!! Travel w/Successful Young Business Group. Paid Training. Transportation. Lodging Provided. 1-877-646-5050. MC



Boats and Motors 1979 EVENRUDE longshaft, 15HP. $650. 810-841-1396.

Motorcycles-Minibikes-GoKarts HONDA VTX R 1300, 2006, Black, Memphis shades batwing, mechanically stock, saddle bags, Honda light bar, newer metzlers front and rear. 19,000 miles. Adult owned, very clean. $5595.00 (989)413-1065 NEW 2010 MALIBU moped. Never used. $800. Call 517726-0463.

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Cost: $5500 Location: Lansing Contact Steve Higgins at 517-321-8000 or

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DriversTransportation TEAM DRIVERS OR SOLO Willing to Team New Sign on bonus 140-145k Annually CDL-A/X Endorsement Required New Truck-Home Time, Benefits 800-2329243. MC


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CampersTravel Trailers CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp Coast to Coast USA/Canada $10/night (full hook-up). (Paid $1,595) Must Sell $595, 1-800-236-0327.

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26 YEARS EXPERIENCE Hang, Finish, Texture Big & Small Jobs. Insured. Call Cheryl 517-204-3110


COMMERCIAL DISHWASH ER Jackson Model 24, 240 volt, 60 amp, single rack style, not a slide through. High temp 2 min. wash & rinse, purchased new 2000, orig. $3200. Heating booster element replaced in 2009. Gauge not working but spare incl. Item incl. 4+ racks & already disconnected & ready for pickup. Asking $800/best. Cash & carry. Located in Owosso, IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE contact 989-723-1670 for U S E D the prescription info. drug Darvon or Darvocet and suffered heart attack, stroke or death you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727 MM



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and insured-2x6 Trusses45 Year Warranty Galvalume Steel-19 ColorsSince 1976-#1 in MichiganCall Today 1-800-292-0679. MC

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ALFALFA GRASS-EXCELLENT HP NC6400 LAPTOPS Intel 44 XXX DVDS Core Duo 2Ghz 2GB 80GB $220/best offer. Hay $3 & up. Can deliver. DVDRW Wi-Fi WIN XP Pro 517-580-7013 517-641-6034 Widescreen FREE Antivirus Office $239 517.614.8880 POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S GRASS ALFALFA MIX Largest Pole Barn CompaSquare bales, $3.00. ny (Built Best Barns) Best 517-625-3230. Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This Week’s Specials HAY 1st & 2nd cutting, sq. or Erected 24’x32’x10’round. Also wheat or oat $6995.00 30’x40’x10’straw, sq. or round. Eagle $8995.00 30’x48’x12’A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD area. 517-202-2371 $12,495.00 60’x120’x14’AND Queen Pillow Top $ 5 5 , 9 6 5 . 0 0 Mattress Set. Brand newHAY 1st and 2nd cutting alLicensed/Insured 1-877never used, sell all for falfa. 4 x 5 round bales $20 & 802-9591 MM $275. 989-923-1278. $30. STRAW $1 a bale. delivery avail. 989-834-6267 PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Free Estimates. Licensed BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP HAY FOR SALE 1st cutting A mattress and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. set, new in plas$3; 2nd cutting, $4; Round 45 Year Warranty, tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. bales available. 517-543Galvalume Steel—19 ColCan deliver. 1047 ors. Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Today 1-800-292A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE 0679 MM MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, new- HUSKY METAL ROOFS never used, as seen on TV, Standing Seam. Metal with warranty. Cost Shingles/Slate. All in 100% SEASONED HARD$1,800, Sell $695. Can DeStock. Energy Star QualiWOOD $65 face. Ash, Cherliver 989-832-2401. MM fied. $1000 Tax Rebate. ry & Oak - cut, split & deLargest Inventory in Michilivered. 517-490-0955 gan. Company Installers. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Free Estimates. Since C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K SOLID cherry by Knob 1975! 800-380-2379. MM Seasoned firewood. DelivCreek 57"H x 59"W x 22"D ered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" Holds TV and stereo. SacriATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE $65. 517-651-5214. fice for $800 or make offer. from Home. *Medical, Paid $3000. Call after 5PM *Business, *Paralegal, (517)332-6545 *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer availaLIVING RM. FURN: Couch, ble. Financial Aid if qualichair, 2 end tables, 2 ASSORTED FENTON GLASS fied. Call 877-895-1828 lamps, TV hutch. Excellent 517-726-0822 or cond $450/all 517-339-8829 517-444-0205 MM

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CAPRICE, 1995 $2800 200K hwy. mi. No rust, must see!!! Excellent cond. 517-505-0045

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

Chevrolet MALIBU LTZ, 2010 $23,500 4,800 mi. Like new, heated seats, remote start. Excellent condition. 517-3934601 IMPALA 2004 Auto, cruise, 133000mi., Black


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

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Mini Vans


MALIBU LTZ 2010 $18,900 Gold/2tone leather, 4cyl auto, 21K miles. Loaded! 517-668-0294

CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS 2007 $10,500 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 63000mi., Silver. Must see 989-292-1633

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


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


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

CHRYSLER 2007 $14,200 Town & Country Touring, 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats 39000mi., Very clean 517-655-3290 DODGE CARAVAN 1998 $9,000 Dodge handicap van with side-powered ramp 517-339-7551

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

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


GRAND AM GT 2004 $5,500 Auto, Ram Air, Sunroof, 123000mi., Black 517-525-3311

Sport Utility Vehicles HONDA PILOT EX 2005 $13,500/OBO Great shape, Black, 6 cyl, smoke free, 90,000mi 248-872-9418

Subaru LEGACY 2.5 I-PREM, 2011 $18,900 19,500 mi. Blue, AWD. 30MPG highway. Excellent cond. 517-242-6978

Toyota CAMRY LE 2007 75,000 miles Please call Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm

$11,500 989-723-8166

Trucks CHEVY SILVERADO 2010 $21,000 Work Truck, 8’ box w/bedliner, 1400 mi. 517-321-0055



SOLD. March 27, 2011


$2300 517-676-4709

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

BUICK TERRAZO 2007 $37,000 Wheelchair Van, fully loaded, w/Brougham Entravan Conversion Sys. Exc. Cond. 517-285-9828

Automobiles Wanted 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 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.


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

Find the right car for you.


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

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HASLETT LAKEFRONT ON A 3 bdrm., newly remodeled homes. Nice, quiet neighLake Lansing with dock, borhood. 2 car garage, gazebo, beautiful view, fenced yard. New high effiluxury condo apt., lg upciency furnace & water dated upper 2 BR., W/D, heater. Pets okay. $550 & fireplace, deck, new maple $799mo. + utilities. kitchen, black stainless 517-712-5238 appli., carpet, granite, $940. Also, smaller lower 2 BR., w/patio, $660. Includes snow, trash, lawn. AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 No big dogs. 517-853-6307. bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

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DISCRIMINATION? ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| CHARLOTTE Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. 1280 N. Clinton Trail, 3

Lansing 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 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.

CottagesResorts For Sale 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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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.

Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply

LANSING W Michigan. 1 bdrm., living rm., kitch., bath. $525 + electric. Call 517-482-8771 or 517-719-5600 EAST LANSING: 2.5 bdrm, 1.5 bath, fireplace, air, bsmt, carport, $725. OLD TOWN-(3)-1 bedroom 351-9321 or 333-1250 Apts. $485-590. Small to extra large. (1)-2 Bedroom with sunroom, $675 All apEmail the Lansing Community pliances and U T I L I T I E S Newspapers 24/7 at: PAID. Quiet nice hood. 517-202-6035.

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Duplexes For Rent 5849 O R C H A R D CT. Co m pletely remodeled 2 bdrm, 1 bath, full basement with washer/dryer. New carpet, paint, appliances. Fenced backyard, private deck. $650 + utils. 517-332-9255. LANSING 3 BDRM, 1 bath finished bsmt duplex, $850 monthly, excellent location to MSU, city bus stop, fenced in backyard, available Apr. 1. Call for appt. 517-388-1962.

Homes For Rent 129 ASTOR LANSING. 4 bdrm., 2 bath. Rent to own. Near Ingham Medical. $850/mo. 517-388-1826. 1325 GLENROSE AVE. Very nice 2 bdrm., all appliances, lg yard, den, garage. 1st, last deposit. $900 + utilities + dep. 517-7087528.

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

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL L L L L L 811 East St. 3 bdrm., L L L L 1 bath, 1595 sq. ft. home L L on the river, michigan L L basement. $775/mo. + L L deposit. City septic & L L L well, consumer L L L L electric/gas heat L L 517-575-2668 L L L L LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL



12067 Rupp Rd., 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1,092 sq ft, ranch home. Full bsmnt., 1.5 car attached garage. $725+ 517-575-2668 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

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

$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

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Special Use Permit #11-07031 (Okemos-Grand River Group LLC) Public Hearing


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

FILE NO. 11-288-DE

Estate of THEODORE EUGENE ZASZCZURYNSKI, Deceased Date of birth: 10-131952 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, THEODORE EUGENE ZASZCZURYNSKI, Deceased who lived at 6883 Londal Circle, Lansing, MI died November 14, 2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Lori Houdek Zaszczurynski 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 CANADIAN FISHING CAB- within 4 months after the INS for RENT. Walleyes, date of publication of this jumbo perch, big notice. northerns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-2550 Date:3/17/2011 for free brochure. Or look at our website: Carrie S Ihrig P69830 MM 2401 East Grand River Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48912 (517) 487-8300

COLONIAL VILLAGE 2 bdrm. C ape C od, fireplace, fenced, rec room, appliances, $595 mo. LANSING HOME FOR rent 517-323-4700 with full bsmt & garage. Neat and clean, new paint ÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓ & carpet. $725-$825 mo. Ó Ó 517-641-7271 or 517Ó EATON RAPIDS ÓÓ Call 214-7648. Ó 2304 Kemler Rd., Ó Ó 3 bdrm., 1 bath, Ó Ó JOHNS COUNTRY Ó 1300+/- sq. ft., 2 story Ó ST. LIVING- 3 bdrm., 2 bath, Ó home. $750+ dep. Ó newer home on 5 acres. Ó Ó (avail. after March 15) Ó Ó Full fin. bsmnt. 2.5 car gaÓ Ó 517-575-2668 rage. Call: 989-205-4919 or Ó Ó 989-875-2444. Possible Ó Ó Land Contract. ÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓÓ

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


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

Lori Houdek Zaszczurynski 6883 Londal Circle Lansing, MI 48910 517-993-2419 TC-908932 3/27/11

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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 April 11, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Meridian Township Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos (phone 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a special use permit. Okemos-Grand River Group LLC has requested a special use permit to install a changing message sign on the proposed Walgreen’s site addressed as 2131 Grand River Avenue. The site is zoned C-2 (Commercial). Information may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 488641198, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

1. ZBA CASE NO. 11-04-13-1 CHRISTOPHER ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS, PO BOX 7285, BLOOMFIELD, MI 48302 DESCRIPTION: 2045 Grand River Avenue (Belle Tire) TAX PARCEL: 21-276-009 ZONING DISTRICT: C-2 (Commercial) The applicant is proposing to install a flag pole approximately 60 feet in height and install a United States flag measuring approximately 600 square feet in area, which exceed the permitted flag pole height and flag area; therefore the applicant is requesting a variance. Information regarding the request may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Zoning Board of Appeals at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864 or may be made at the hearing.


MUST SELL – Lender OREO PORTLAND- 1990 SCHULTZ. OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing DEWITT TOWNHOUSE Liquidation Sale- ALL OFCountry living, 2 bdrm, full 14’x72’ 3 bdrm., 2 bath, in Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 FERS CONSIDERED: bsmt., fireplace, large small secluded park near bdrms., hardwood floors, Commercial/Res 80 ac/ screened in porch + sunschool & close to down$525-$625, heat included. Lotz/Lotzford Rd. Canton, ning porch, 2 car gar., C/A, town. Central air. Newer 517-896-8732 MI. 3 ac. Commercial Ann minutes from 96-69 hwy., steel skirting, roof, Arbor, MI. Condo sites; 50 partial utilities paid, $845 evestroughs & decks. OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing ac. raw land Ionia, MI. mo. 248-756-3224. $16K. 517-647-2464 Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 bdrms., hardwood floors, $525-$675, heat included. FIRST MONTH FREE and 517-896-8732 $200 security dep. when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. DELTA TWP. VACANT 5 * PET WELCOME Beautiful Park setting. acres. REDUCED. Heavy inMUST SELL – Lender OREO * Single level bldg w/ priClose to schools & shopdustrial, great location. Liquidation Sale- ALL OFvate entries ping. Laundry hookup. Sale or lease. Land ConFERS CONSIDERED: 32 lot * Washer/Dryer hook ups SUNTREE APARTMENTS tract available. $134,900. sub. w/all utilities in utility room 1100 Sunview Dr. 2600 Snow Rd. 586-772Belleville, MI. 37 res. lots * Vaulted ceiling in living 989-224-8919 EHO 2759 or 810-772-6561. w/utilities Uptown Village room Milan, MI. 53 lot incom* Storage access plete sub. Fenton, MI. 41 * Lovely wooded setting res. lots w/utilities Cross * Close to everything Creek Sub. Burton, MI. Expires April 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 4 ADJOINING PLOTS in Gar517-803-2648 den of Miracles, East Lawn APT 1-3 BED NEWLY REConditions apply. MODELED 50 FEET FROM Memory Gardens, Okemos. LCC, from $545 Value $7100, sell for $3500. 517-204-5550 HOLT: 1 BEDROOM , $470 Please call 517-663-5364. + deposit. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. Coin LAKEFRONT MOBILE HOME laundry. New carpet. on beautiful Lake Haines, 1960 Aurelius Road. ApFL. 55 & over. Furnished plications, up front. w/ Florida rm & carport, ** 586-292-3681 ** park like setting. $12,000. BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 863-956-5200. 2 bedroom, $325-$560. Utilities included. Taylor MASON Realty 517-272-1512. 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ CAPITOL VIEW- 420 W. Otdryer. From $750. tawa. Lg 1 BR, clean, safe. 517-282-9669 GRAND LEDGE - 14’ x70’ Air, choice oak flrng or 517-349-8000 ACCORD PROPERTIES w/expando. 2 bdrm., lg. fully carptd. Lndry, 1 blk Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. full bath. 12’x22’ covered Capitol. Heat-wtr pd. $525 Lansing /E. Lansing deck. Wood burning fire517 896-2455/517 322-2456 Area. 517-337-7900 MERIDIAN MALL, MARSH place w/3 cords of wood. RD. $550 mo. 1 bdrm., liv. New kitchen appl. Washer DOWNTOWN 408 W. IONIA. rm., kitchen w/dshwshr, /dryer. New drapes. NOW AVAILABLE AT Studio ($460) & room din. rm., walkout balcony, $8,500. 517-455-6541 RIVERWIND APTS. ($335). Utilities included. covered parking, secure 1 & 2 bdrm., includes waClose to LCC & Cooley. storage, pool. Call 517-303ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ter, sewer, trash & heat. 517-749-3890. 4372. Z Z Rent based on income for 0 HOLT 1 qualified applicants. Sec. Z Z DOWNTOWN LOFT 2 bdrm., $1,800. dep req’d. Call 517-9741 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., Little work needed. Z Z 3756 or you may pickup wood floors, stainless apFinancing available. Z Old Orchard Apts. Z app at 300 Riverwind Dr., pliances, laundry, secured 866-694-0821 Z Z DeWitt. TDD# 800-649-3777 garage parking. $900/mo. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ This instutition is an Equal 517-482-8771 or 517-719Opportunity Provider & 5600. Employer. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION 1988 Schultz 14x70 2 bdrm. $100 moves you in! FREE HEAT & W A T E R . ∫ 1 bath, semi furn., applianEdgemont Waverly. Quiet "0" application fee & ces, washer, dryer, new desirable neighborhood. "0" sec. deposit shed, located lot 73, ParkLg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No Email the Lansing Community view Estates, Portland, MI. pets. From $525. 712-4915, Newspapers 24/7 at: $9200/best. 989-831-4952 202-3234, 323-1153 1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

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March 27, 2011

By David Morgan STAFF WRITER Been following the gold and silver market lately? Well if you have a jewelry box, a lock box full of gold or a coffee can full of old coins, you should be, according to Ohio Valley Refinery spokesperson John Miller. “The gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years” said Miller. Typically when the U.S. dollar is weak and the economy is flat, gold and silver markets soar. “That’s good news if you are sitting on a few gold necklaces or an old class ring” says Miller. Starting Tuesday at 9am and every day this week through Saturday, the Ohio Valley Refinery is setting up a satellite refinery right here in Lansing at the Courtyard Lansing. During their 5 day stay, anyone can bring gold, silver or platinum items and turn them in for immediate payment, explains John Miller. “Just about everybody has some amount of gold or silver just lying around collecting dust and this week anybody can sell theirs direct to our refinery. Typically selling direct to a refinery is reserved for larger wholesale customers like jewelry stores, pawn shops and laboratories” says Miller. “We are changing how business is done,” he explains “we want to do business with everybody so we took our business to the streets”. “Our teams visit various cities around the country hosting 5 day events and allowing the general public to take advantage of our services. “The turnout has been overwhelming” says Miller. “Usually each day is busier than the previous day. It seems once people come to us and sell something, they are so amazed what an old ring or gold coin is worth, they go home and start digging around for more and telling relatives, friends and neighbors. It’s like a feeding frenzy by the third day. People line up with everything from gold jewelry to sterling silver flatware sets to old coins. I think during this bad economy everybody can use

extra money, but most people say they are taking advantage of selling direct to our refinery because of the higher prices we pay”. During this special event, anyone is welcome to bring all types of gold, silver and platinum to the refinery and turn it in for instant payment. The types of items they will accept include all gold jewelry, gold coins, gold ounces, dental gold, old coins made before 1965 including silver dollars, halves, quarters and dimes, anything marked “sterling” including flatware sets, tea pots, silver bars, silver ounces and all industrial precious metals. What should you expect if you go to the event to sell your gold and/or silver? Just gather up all gold, silver and platinum in any form. If you are not sure if it’s gold or silver, bring it in and they will test it for free. When you arrive at the event you will be asked to fill out a simple registration card and will be issued a number. Seating will be available. When your number is called you will be escorted to a table where your items will be examined, tested and sorted. This only takes a few minutes, using their expertise and specialized equipment. Items will be



Above: Refinery representatives will be on hand starting Tuesday through Saturday to purchase all gold, silver and platinum items, as well as coins. Public welcome! counted and/or weighed. The value of the items will be determined based on up to the minute market prices. Live feeds will be available at the event displaying current market prices of all precious metals. If you choose to sell your items, they will be bagged and tagged and you will be escorted to the cashier to collect your payment. Waiting time to sell your items may range from just a few minutes to 1 hour, so bring something to read. If you are the owner of a jewelry store, pawn shop, dentist office or

2 (&'.$ !- 1+-" 2 WHO:

Ohio Valley Refinery Reclamation Drive


Open to the public to sell their gold and silver


March 29th - April 2nd

WHERE: Courtyard Lansing 2710 Lake Lansing Road Lansing, MI 48912 Directions: 517.482.0500 TIMES:

TUESDAY–FRIDAY 9:00am–6:00pm SATURDAY 9:00am–4:00pm



a dealer you are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment with the smelt master to discuss their special dealer programs. They can be reached during Refinery hours at (217) 787-7767. Ohio Valley Refinery will open for business Tuesday from 9am– 6pm. The event continues every day through Saturday. No appointment is needed for the general public.

ITEMS OF INTEREST COINS: All coins made before 1965. *## .34,%-%34/ )04-'," VINTAGE GUITARS: Martin, Gibson, Fender, National, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos & others WRIST & POCKET WATCHES: Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Ebel, Illinois, Hamilton & all others JEWELRY: Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including broken and early costume jewelry) ANTIQUE TOYS: All makers and types of toys made before 1965 WAR MEMORABILIA: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc.

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