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Medical marijuana sales School busing consortium under review Herbal Center has 350 members, six licensed care-givers

The Herbal Center co-owner Rick Brown is one of six licensed caregivers at the Meridian Township dispensary. The facility, open since late 2010, serves patients, members and non-members with medical marihuana and marihuana-based “edibles”.

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pricing advantages and perks offered to members, like birthday freebies and monthly drawing entries. In whatever form it’s taken, the drug functions as a pain reliever, making it ideal for conditions not easily addressed through conventional medication. Particular strains of the drug have been identified as the best for particular ailments, Brown said. For example, one called “sour diesel” is rated as highly effective in Documentation combating migraine headaches. The path leading Brown and his Non-members who also have proper documentation may make See CENTER, Page 8 purchases, but without the favorable

through the Michigan Department of Community Health –may purchase prescribed amounts of the drug. The center has close to 350 members, Brown said. There’s also “edibles” – anything from sweets to pasta dishes with the marijuana baked in. Patients skittish about smoking have other options for administration of the drug – liquids, tinctures and even capsules.

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HASLETT – Proposed state cuts to school aid is causing local school district officials to consider things they never imagined they’d have to. But the combination of decreasing enrollments and falling revenues has caused interest to build at Okemos, East Lansing and Haslett in joining an Ingham Countywide transportation consortium. The plan, which is still in the formative stages, is attractive because it may help local districts to shave expenses for getting kids to school and back home and for making trips to sporting events and for other extracurricular activities. IISD finance director Helen McNamara said a number of Ingham County districts have had both district level and board level discussions on the proposal, and some have approved resolutions. Besides Haslett, those approving resolutions are Dansville, Leslie, Stockbridge, Webberville and Williamston. McNamara said it’s her understanding East Lansing and Okemos have the resolution as an agenda item for their May 23 meetings. The Intermediate School District was to make a request last Friday for proposals from vendors to pro-

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ous name like The Herbal Center, it’s little wonder people wander in and ask they can buy fresh basil or oregano. The herb in question isn’t meant for flavoring, although it is used in an array of “edibles” provided for certified clients. Welcome to the world of medical marijuana, where a drug to some is a lifesaver to others. Rick Brown opened the Lake Lansing Road dispensary in late 2010 on the site of a former laundromat. He is one of six licensed caregivers at the facility – three couples are co-owners – each of whom has the maximum of five patients and 12 plants per patient. The dispensary includes 3,300 square feet, not all of which is in use. An additional 600 square feet in a separate part of the strip mall contains staff offices. They hope a doctor working with them, but so far there have been no takers. For a one-time $20 membership fee, anyone with a medical marijuana card – which must be obtained

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St. Martha School, 1100 W. Grand River, will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22. Families with prospective preschoolers and kindergartners are encouraged to come meet St. Martha teachers, take a tour, ask questions and enjoy refreshments. Children are also welcome to attend. For more information, call (517) 349-3322.

The Capitol City Chordsmen, Lansing’s championship barbershop harmony chorus, will host a guest night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Great Lakes Christian Homes, 2050 S. Washington at the corner of Holt Road. The chorus invites males singers of all ages to visit and find out about this hobby. Refreshments will be served. For information call 517-372-SING.

ELHS Class of ‘81 to hold 30th reunion The East Lansing High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Troppo’s Restaurant, 111 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. An invitation to class members will go out in the mail later this month. Reunion organizers are also looking for lost class members. Classmates who would like to report an updated address should send an e-mail to or check in at www.elhsclass

Donors, volunteers needed for Max’s Race The organizers of the annual Max’s Race 5K are seeking donors and volunteers for the race, which takes place this year on Saturday, June 25 on the MSU campus. Proceeds from the race, which has raised a total of more than $100,000, are dedicated to the Sparrow Pediatric Program Fund which supports various needs at the center. To help, e-mail

E.L. Kiwanis Club will focus on Broad Museum Kiwanis Club of East Lansing, will meet on the second floor, Student Union Building, Michigan State University, corner of Abbot and Grand River, 11:50 a.m., Monday, May 23. The scheduled presenter will be Michael Rush, whose talk is entitled, “The New Broad Art Museum.” For more information about Kiwanis, visit

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Register now for Show Your True Colors In an effort to establish a scholarship fund for future recreation programs, Bath Township Parks & Recreation will offer an event titled Show Your True Colors. Registrations will be accepted from June 1-July 4. Decorate your residence in red, white and blue, then register your property for $5 at the Bath Township Hall. Once registered, a picture will be taken of your property and placed on the Bath Twp. Web site. A drawing of all properties registered will be held on July 11 at the Parks & Recreation meeting, to determine the winner of a $50 gas card offered by Speedway of Bath Township.

Community Music School to hold youth choir auditions

Children and youth, ages 7-18 years old, are invited to audition for MSU Children and Youth Choirs at the MSU Community Music School. Six choirs are offered: Preparatory Choir for ages 7-8, Cantabile for ages 8-10, CMS Singers for ages 9-14, the MSU Children’s Choir for ages 10-16, Young Women’s Chorus for ages 15-18, and the Young Men’s Chorus for young men with changing or changed voices. Auditions will be held on May 26 from 5-7 p.m., June 2 from 5-7 p.m., June 11 from 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m., Aug. 4 from 5-7 p.m., Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.noon, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-noon and Aug. 30 from 5-7 p.m. Call the Community Music School at (517) 355-7661, ext. 10 to set up an appointment. Audition material does not need to be prepared. The MSU Community Music School is located at 841-B Timberlane St., East Lansing.

Students at Montessori Radmoor School in Okemos got to play in the dirt on Earth Day recently for a purpose, as they planted and harvested all over school grounds. (Above) From left, Olivia FilmoreNathan, Ben Brann, Jesse Munson, Erik Schultz and Brady Russell helped plant several arborvitae at the school’s entrance off Mount Hope Road. Below: Morris Booth (left) and Joseph Eiland take their their turn at planting. Kavya Tumbalum (left) and Rosie Bills harvest some lettuce from the school’s greenhouse. DAWN PARKER|LCN

vide transportation to local schools, and then obtain commitments, with an addendum being allowed for East Lansing and Okemos, if the two school boards express interest. “There is no commitment. This is just among the group that will consider proposals,”McNamara said. Early plans for the transportation consortium call for the operations to start in September of 2011, or January of 2012. Dean Transportation has provided special education transportation for Ingham County schools for decades. It also has contracts with Eaton and Clinton intermediate school districts. McNamara said, “We have a 30-year history of providing bus transportation, and this could allow local districts to focus more on their resources on their core missions of

comes back,” Does this mean the Intermediate will come up with a proposal on providing bus service for districts. Yes.” Cook said the idea for the consortium got going earlier in the spring, when a couple of Ingham County districts voiced their interest in contracting transportation services. Cost savings to Haslett or any other district are unclear as yet, Cook said, other than they would vary depending on the district. Firm notions of savings should be available by late June. Haslett is still looking to make $2.6 million in cuts to their 2011-12 district budget, which Cook said is predicated on the original $300 cut in the per-pupil student foundation allowance. There is hope, however, that news of a $429 million revenue surplus will mean more moderate cuts in K-12 school funding. It’s likely more will be known by the time of the board’s next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13.

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EAST LANSING – ‘Tis better to give than to receive, some wise author once wrote. A group of Michigan State University students in the Residential College of Arts and Humanities learned that lesson many times over this semester while participating in Dr. Donna Kaplowitz’s Civic Engagement and Public Education class. Kaplowitz, a member of the East Lansing school board, had her students volunteered in classrooms throughout the East Lansing Public Schools. Once there, they developed projects geared to both their own talents and community needs. The class culminated

May 4 with a reception at Snyder-Phillips Hall, during which the students awarded $4,500 in “Pay it Forward” grants. Grants went to the Whitehills Parent Council, the Edgewood Village Community and the East Lansing High School Parent Council. The Whitehills Parent Council will oversee four different projects – a fifthgrade technology project at Whitehills; “Red Cedar Sings”, which will provide a CD of student-song songs from around the world to each family; library books on diversity and cultural competence at Donley Elementary, as well as funds toward an anti-bullying component in the curriculum. A group of Red Cedar students took part in the

“They bring their own passions and skill sets, and develop extra-curricular programs that our local school systems can’t provide for after a decade of budget cuts. It never ceases to amaze me as my students develop leadership and civic engagement skills that this experience provides.” — DONNA KAPLOWITZ ceremony, presenting several songs from different nations. Edgewood Village received $900 toward establishing a community garden and for literacy material, while the high school got $150 for a diversity conference held

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the audience. “It was very rewarding and very difficult for students to choose award recipients,” she added. The students developed the criteria to evaluate the grants, devising a system of assigning points to each one. Some of the criteria included student participation in writing the grants; meeting the needs of a large population and addressing specific areas of interest including, but not limited to: diversity, achievement gap, college access, bullying and special education. Junior arts and humanities/art education major Augusta Morrison of Huntington Woods learned from her time at Glencairn Elementary. Morrison worked with the

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EAST LANSING – The city has a budget for fiscal year 2012, one which quietly acknowledges the continuing financial difficulties of the community and the state as a whole. City council members passed the budget at their May 17 meeting. The city’s fiscal year begins July 1. The total general fund budget is $34.4 million, approximately $2.1 million higher than in 2011. Some of the increase comes from $400,000 in facility repairs and the reinstatement of the city’s hazardous sidewalk repair program. Much of the rest comes

from additional capital investment – replacement of or repairs to cars, computers and roofs. City manager Ted Staton said he expects the city to receive around $1.2 million from the state in statutory revenue sharing. A first installment of $400,000 is anticipated around July 3, with an additional $500,000 sometime after Oct. 1, when the first quarter of the state’s fiscal year begins. The total amount of revenue sharing is around a one-third cut from prior allocations, Staton noted, but it’s less of a decrease than originally budgeted. Among the highlights is a more than $36 million decrease in overall property values, from $981.5 million to $945.3 million. As a consequence, the total millage rate for 2012 will be 20.5626 mills, up from 19.8 mills this year. Staton noted in a memo

that the increase is the most the city could institute under the Headlee rollback limit without going to city voters. Despite the increase, the lowering of property values means about half of homeowners will not see an increase in their bills, according to an estimate by assessor David Lee. Any increase would be nominal, Staton said, because of declining property values. Overall property values were flat from 2010 to 2011, while a decrease is expected from 2011 to the 2012 fiscal year. The budget also includes cuts in seven positions, including two each in police and fire departments. The cuts will come through attrition – retiring personnel will not be replaced – and no layoffs are involved. Six of the city’s eight employee unions will be

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children,” Ash wrote in a letter to Bennett Woods parents. “She strives to ensure that every child experiences social, emotional and academic success.” Palasty served as Wardcliff principal for two years until the school closed in June 2010. She has spent the 2010-11 school year as a program specialist in the district’s special education department, as the closing of Central School and Wardcliff meant there were no opportunities for displaced principals in Okemos. “The role of Program Specialist provided me district responsibilities that I believe afforded me valuable insight and experience that will assist me as I move back into the role of a principal. I have enjoyed my work as a program specialist,” Palasty said. Before coming to Wardcliff, Palasty taught special education for 11 years, including one year at Cornell Elementary School. She holds a master’s degree

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OKEMOS – There is an open seat on the Okemos school board, and a familiar name is among the applicants. Longtime board member and former board president Ron Styka is one of three candidates who submitted letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the board. The spot opened up with the departure of board secretary Andrew Saultz, who moved out of the district.

The other two applicants are Angela Wilson and Vincent LyonCallo. Superintendent Dr. Catherine Ash said a board subcommittee met last week to review the applicants, and a special board meeting took place May 16 to review and discuss the applicants. The full board will take action at its next regular meeting on Monday, May 23. “They are all outstanding candi-

dates, every one of them,” Ash said. Ash anticipates the budget for the 2011-12 school year to be a significant topic of conversation during that same meeting. The district continues to look for a total of $5 million in cuts, she added, and is counting on a $470 cut in perpupil state funding until directed otherwise. The board meets at 7 p.m. in the board room of the administration offices at 4406 N. Okemos Road.



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EAST LANSING – The tax bill for the properties in the proposed City Center II project has been paid. East Lansing City Treasurer Jill Feldpausch confirmed that delinquent 2010 taxes were paid in full on May 9. The total amount paid was $136,735.88, including

administrative fees and interest. The 5.5 acre mixed-use project spanning the block west of the Abbot-Grand River intersection has been in the works since 2008. While a site plan and special use permit are in effect, city council members have repeatedly stressed they will take no action until a financing plan and a legal description of the properties involved in the

project are received from developer Scott Chappelle. “I understand he paid his property taxes that were due Feb. 14, but he still owes us a detailed financing plan,” East Lansing Mayor Victor Loomis said. “Until such time as we receive that detailed financing plan, we have nothing before us to decision or comment on.”

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Haslett teen lands Eagle Award HASLETT — Jacob Ray William Kastens, son of John and Carmen Kastens of Haslett, Michigan has achieved the rank of Eagle S c o u t , according to Craig B. Campbell, scoutmaster. He will be recognized Kastans at a Court of Honor Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at St Luke’s Lutheran Church, 5589 Van Atta Road, Haslett. Kastens began his scouting career as a Cub Scout, where he earned the Arrow of Light. He joined Troop No. 63

of Williamston in 2009 and has earned a total of 23 merit badges. Jacob, 16, is a sophomore at Haslett High School. He is active in his community and church and enjoys participating in cross country and track and playing guitar in the St. Luke’s Youth band. His Eagle Project entailed fundraising, planning and managing a project called “Keep Them Warm Inside and Out.” The project included providing food, blankets and heaters for the homeless served by Christ Community Soup Kitchen and involved 10 people working a total of 94 hours.

If you are unable to attend, send a message or tribute honoring Jacob’s achievement in care of Craig Campbell to 1150 Wild Cherry, Williamston, MI 48895. — From Boy Scout Troop No. 63

COLLEGE NEWS Davenport University Davenport University has announced that several local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the winter 2011 semester. To achieve the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average while enrolled in at least nine credits of regular coursework. The following local students that have been named to the Dean’s List at Davenport University: Jeff Doorn, Laura Lara and Lynn Margulies, all of East Lansing; Brett Davidson and Richard Foster, both of Haslett; Lisa Grffith, Lloyd Griffith, Huda Kourani, Courtney Roth and Gwena Taylor, all of Okemos.

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Kids art project part of Patriarch Park revival plan EAST LANSING — If you are a parent or grandparent and a fan of Patriarche Park, the East Lansing Rotary wants to talk to you. The members of the club are coordinating a major community project to revive the wooden play structure in the park. The play structure was built in 1995. The original project was also spearheaded by East Lansing Rotary. The play structure is now reaching the end of its useful life, and the Rotarians have taken on the revival of the play structure as its signature project to commemorate the Club’s 50th anniversary. Families with kids are being encouraged to participate in an Art Contest to Remember the Park. It is easy to participate; in fact it might just be a

perfect rainy-day project. Kids are being asked to remember with art what they like best about the park; depict a game or role play that they like to play in the park; or draw a favorite feature of the park structure (castle, bridge, big chair, tire bridge, etc). Kids are encouraged to make their art project bold and colorful (crayons, markers, paint, collage, colored pencils). The finished size should be 8 ½ x 11.

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The deadline for submission is Friday, June 3, voting for the best project will happen at the Annual Pancakes in the Park, scheduled for Sunday, June 12 at the pavilion at Patriarche Park, 1100 Alton Road. The winning entry will receive a $300 prize. More details and an entry form are available at: www.rem . Many parents and grandparents have watched their children enjoy many hours of constructive play on the Patriarche Park play structure. The structure was

designed by East Lansing children and is packed full of features that provide rich opportunities for imaginative role play and interaction, along with physical challenges. The community is encouraged to attend Pancakes-in-the Park on June 12 for a preview of the Remember the Park-Revive the Park project. Tickets for the pancake breakfast are available to purchase from any East Lansing Rotarian or can be purchased at the park. Those purchasing a ticket to Pancakes-in-the-Park are eligible to vote in the Art Contest to Remember the Park. There are still sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available for the Remember the Park project which is scheduled for Sept. 15-18. Families can also participate by purchasing a picket for the fence or a family picnic sign. The website includes sign-up forms and contact information, www.remem

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Members of the East Lansing Rotary Club have launched Remember the Park, a drive to renovate and renew the play structure at Patriarche Park. A children’s art contest is seeking submissions through Friday, June 3. Susan Schmidt, John Saltzgaber and Katie Donovan are among Rotarians heading up the “Remember the Park” project, set for Sept. 15-18. DAWN PARKER|LCN

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Okemos lacrosse team poised for great year Sean Merriman

EAST LANSING- Coming off a memorable state championship season in 2010, it is beginning to look more and more as if Okemos’ girl’s lacrosse team is poised for another deep post-season run this spring. The Chieftains cruised to a 17-7 victory over East Lansing last Monday, improving their record to 15-1, while remaining unbeaten in the state of Michigan. Sophomore Bobbie Hall led the Chieftains’ scoring attack with six goals and three assists, while senior Jordan Luberto added four goals and four assists in the victory.

“We’re hanging onto the ball and keeping possession of it- that’s the key to be successful in lacrosse,” Okemos coach Bill Prahler said. “We were able to get a big lead early on and then just kind of cruised in from there.” Okemos took an early 13-3 lead in the first half, highlighted by outstanding play on both the offensive and defensive end. Alex King scored three goals and Nicki Tague had a game-high six assists for the Chieftains. Okemos goalies Alison Crites and Katie Johnson split time at the goalie position. Johnson recorded 10 saves, while Crites added six stops in goal. East Lansing responded with a solid showing in

the second half, matching the Chieftains four-second half goals. Lelia Syal led the Trojans with two goals, while Katrina Lothamer added a goal and a teamhigh four assists for East Lansing. Goalie Kathryn Cleary recorded 11 saves for the Trojans. Okemos was scheduled to play Waverly/Lansing Catholic/Grand Ledge this past weekend, and then will prepare to defend their title as the state playoffs kick off this week. “We’re healthy right now, which is always a good thing,” Prahler said. “We have some real tough games coming up, but we’ll be ready for that.”

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Lansing won the No. 1 and 3 doubles flights, while Okemos took the Nos. 2 and 4 doubles championships. The Chieftains’ No. 2 doubles team of Tanmayee Yenumula and Revena Moore defeated Allie Buehler and Teresa Vasievich 3-2 (2-6, 6-4, 6-3) in another three-set thriller, which was one of the top matches of the day. East Lansing seniors Christy Marx and Emily Bruening defeated Marie Lazar and Samantha Fairmont of Okemos at No. 1 doubles, to remain undefeated in league play this season. “We did well in our match, but really, everyone on our team played outstanding today,” Marx said. “We just beat a lot of good teams here, and that is going to give us a huge confidence boost heading into Carynne Lloyd of East Lansing defeated Okemos junior regionals and states.” Irene Ng at the No. 1 singles flight. DAVID OLDS


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Trojans win two games over St. Johns

After jumping out to an impressive start to this year’s baseball season, the East Lansing Trojans were selected as one of 10 teams selected to take place in this year’s Dean Shippey Diamond Classic. East Lansing (15-9) will take on Portland St. Patrick in the opening round of tournament play. That game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on May 25 at Kircher/Municipal Park. Grand Ledge (23-1) and Owosso (17-3) top this season’s field, announced Tuesday, and received firstround byes. They will make their Classic debuts Friday at Cooley Law School Stadium.The semifinals are June 6 and the final June 8, all at Cooley.

East Lansing junior Nate Averill picked up the win on the mound as East Lansing cruised to a 13-3 win over St. Johns in game one of a double header on last Monday. Averill also added three hits and two runs at the plate

Chieftains sweep double-header

Okemos senior T.J. George allowed just two runs as Okemos defeated Jackson 10-2 in the first game of a double header last Tuesday. Senior Zach Hayward had a huge game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI’s. Bailey Magsig and Blake Ellsworth each added two hits, and Dan Emmerich hit a home run in the victory. In game two, Magsig went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and 5 RBI, leading Okemos to a 13-3 win. Emmerich and Brad Dotterer each added two hits and two RBI’s for the Chieftains (10-10, 4-6).


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DELTA TWP. - MULTI FAMILY SALE, May 27 & 28, 84p.m. Corner of Broadbent & Juniper, off St. Joseph. Exercise equip., Christmas decor, comforters/quilts, light fixtures, clothing & accessores & much more!

PORTLAND- HUGE GARAGE SALE 326 CANAL ST. Giftware samples, furniture, antiques, lawn & garden. Thurs. May 26, Fri. May 27, 9am-5pm.

DEWITT- 1317 W. DILL RD. Thurs.-Sat. May 26-28, 9am-5pm. Clothes, toys, furniture, books, movies, & more.

DEWITT- MULTI-FAMILY INDOOR Garage Sale to benefit Treasures To Grow On Preschool, Thurs. May 26 & Friday May 27, 9am5pm. Saturday May 28, 9am-Noon. 13060 US 27. Behind Little Caesars. Toys, bikes, baby stuff, baby & children’s clothing, household items, furniture, books, antiques & more.

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ADORABLE BICHON & TEDDY BEAR PUPPIES 8 wks old, Vet chkd., 1st shots, $300. 517-468-3986.

ADORABLE PUPPIES Cavachons, Pompoo, Pom-Chi, Poodles, teddy bears, PORTLAND- MULTI FAMILY $300-$650. SALE Lots of big items. 2 517-404-1028. tractors, 2 freezers, refrigADORABLE TEACUP TO erator, boat motor, brand TOY breed pups-Yorkienew Christmas items, Poo’s, Morkies, Shorkies. crafts, home & garden, & All vet checked, shots & much much more. Rain or wormed. $400-$650. shine. May 27-30, 9-4. 1108 JAMES ST. 517-861-7086/517-404-3045 ST. JOHNS-1440 E. JASON Rd. May 27-28 9:00 to 5:00 BASSETT HOUND PUPPIES 7 wks. old, 1st shots & books, boots and shoes, dewormed, variety of colgames, kitchen items, ors. $275. 989-291-5028. men’s clothing, sporting goods, toys, women’s BEAGLE PUPS 3 litters, clothing, Children’s purebred, shots & clothes in excellent condiwormed. Have parents 5 tion sizes 6,8,10,12,14,&16. wks old-8 mos old, $1503 Motorcycles - 1-50CC & $200. Alma. 989-463-4286. 2-80CC’s. Garden Rototiller. Boys 20inch BEAGLE PUPS AKC 2 white Bike. Lots of Miscellane& tan males, born on 2/14. ous. 1/4 mile East on Ja$150. Call 517-574-8890 son Rd. off of old US 27. leave message.

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES, AKC, Vet Checked, 2 Males, 3 Females, $1500. (231)821-2312 HAVANESE: BLACK-BLACK AND White -Chocolate and white, AKC Registered, FEMALE SHIH TZU Puppies Beautiful coat and mark2 blk&wht & 2brn&wht, ings, Champion lines, Ex6wks will be ready in perienced breeder, Health 2wks, Beautiful coat and guaranteed, parents on markings, loveable, pasite, vet checked, Chamrents on site, pure bred, pion Sired. Well socialized shots, vet checked, $1,200. (517)327-8202 $350.00. (517)339-0730 ( 5 1 7 ) 2 3 0 - 1 6 3 1 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES AKC, both parents on JACK RUSSELL SHIH TZU PUPPIES $50. Call 517-589site. Call 269-967-3055. 9403. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Born 3/26. 1st shots KITS/CATS, RESCUED; ALL ages; some declawed; & wormed, vet checked. www.trinityacresrescue. Parents on site. Dad, 110; includes lbs. $350. 517 482-0036 neuter/basic medical $45GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. $135. (517)410-0074 AKC. Ready now. Vet chkd., parents on site, KITTENS - Litter trained, 6-8 wks., black, yellow & torte. $450. 517-908-0171. $10. 517-626-6071. GERMAN SHORTHAIR Puppies AKC. Born 3/28/11. LAB PUPPIES YELLOW, first Parents are close working shots, wormed. $250. 517and natural retrievers. 404-1028. $350.00. (989)981-6695 LAB PUPS AKC, fox red, GOLDEN DOODLE 9 months, hips, elbows OFA, eyes are shots, spayed, Very nice CERF, champion blooddog, Crate trained. Great lines, 2 females $850; 2 family dog. 5/8 golden, males $750. Ready in June. 3/8 poodle. $150. (517)303Taking deposits now. 3023 Wormed, dews removed, 1st shots, microchipped. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES 4 Call Joan 517-231-1812. males. Shots & wormed, $300. Call 517-857-2187.

ESTATE SALE, 6362 Ionia Rd., Portland, Dont miss this one. Some tools, furniture, lots of misc. larger size womens clothing, something for everyone 94 May 27 & 28 BICHON FRISE PUPPIES! ST JOHNS 4674 & 4704 S. Perfect family pet! Krepps Rd. (between Taft FOWLER MULTI FAMILY No shedding or odor. & Centerline) FRI. May SALE, 3293 N. Wright Rd., CKC, Health guaranteed. 27th & SAT. May 28th, 9May 26, 27 & 28, 9-6p.m. 517-663-2256. 5pm. & SUN. May 29th, 12Bar stools, dishes, books, 5p.m. Garage & Perennial antique glassware. Clothsale. Men’s scrub size 2X & ing. Easter/Christmas deX-tra lg., tools, cor. Stampin’ Up stamps & collectibles, music, CDs & supplies and more!!! DVDs. Remington 30/6 & GARAGE SALE /ESTATE Marlan Lever action 22. SALE, June 2 & 3 9-3 rain PINE date June 16-17. 344 S Lin- WILLIAMSTON MEADOW Condos. Fri. May coln, Portland. household 27, 9-3 p.m. & Sat. May 28, items, antiques, no 9-3pm. S. Putnam to WalBIEWERS - YORKIES clothes. lace, 3 blks to Pine MeadMALTESE Show-Pet pups & GARAGE SALE MAY 27-28, ow. Good stuff, household adults, raised TLC, Vet re8am-4pm. 2850 W. Taft Rd., goods, furniture, antiques, ferral $495 up 269-671-5390 St. Johns. Kids clothes, clothes & collectibles. BOXER PUPPIES, 3 females, toys, household items. fawn, 8 wks old, tails, GARAGE SALE SAT.-SUN. dewclawed, 1st shots, MAY 28-29, 8-5. 920 TYLER wormed, $350/bo 517-667- GOLDENDOODLE PUPS OFA. CKC. Box, bell trained, 5 DR., EATON RAPIDS. Varie8028 colors, health guar., shots, ty of household stuff. CAVALIER KING CHARLES ready for good homes 616MIDDLETON BARN SALE Puppies 12 wks & 9 wks, 459-8544. 9024 S. Bliss Rd., May 26 & AKC Registered, Champion 27, 9-5p.m. Antique lamp lines, Health guaranteed, GREAT DANE PUPPIES AKC parts, glass shades, wormed & shots 7 boys, 7 shots/wormed, show qualApothecary, furniture, piagirls, $650 each. 989-666- LHASA APSO BLONDE Apriity, vet checked, breed & cot, 10 weeks, AKC Regisno rolls, floor grates, trac7527 working titled parents. tered, Beautiful coat and tor sprinkler. Old Crafts- LOST Welsh Terrier, blk & $1000-$1500. (517)628-2885 markings, Experienced GREAT DANE PUPPIES man drillpress with Miltan, 20#, Sun. May 15 eve., breeder, Good with chilBlacks, Merles, and waukee drill & much more! Wacousta/ Eaton Hwy dren, Health guaranteed, Merlequin. Born April area. Very friendly, dearly CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES paloveable, parents on site, MULTI FAMILY SALE Anti27th,ready June 10th. rents on site, 1 Female and missed. Ph. 517-285-1057 pure bred, shots, vet ques, mirrors, quality Beautiful coat and mark2 males $200.00. (517)214checked, wormed, Littered clothing, shoes, light fixings, Dew claws, Experi2408 trained 90% $400-$350. tures, dining table, carenced breeder, Good ( 5 1 7 ) 4 2 5 - 2 7 0 2 pets, & more. Sat. May 28, guard dog, Good with chilCOCKAPOO PUPS Shots & 8-4. 1117 N. Waverly Rd. dren, Health guaranteed, wormed. $400 cash, each. parents on site, pure bred, 989-236-7634/989-289-3849 OKEMOS 2958 DOBIE Rd. FISH FOR SPRING STOCKrecords, shots, vet MALTESE PUPPIES (Okemos Rd to Sandhill, E ING ALGAE and weed con- COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! AKC registered, shots, checked, wormed, View to Dobie) FRI 27th, ONLY, trol, aeration systems, males $500 & females, Good colors. puppy & parent pics on 9am-3pm. GYMBOREE Nut windmill aerators, pond $750. 517-749-0255. $300 & up. Shots, wormed Facebook ’Boone Doo’or having her annual sale! consultation, equipment 989-426-3866 Karen. contact (517-262-1180) MORKIE PUPPIES Tons of like new girls installation. Free Catalog. $400 & $800 MALTESE/YORKIE cross. 2 clothes. Kid’s toys, games Harrietta Hills Trout Farm DACHSHUND PUG MIX & males, non shedding. 1st D ACHSHUND PUPPIES & books. Lawn Furniture, 1-877-389-2514 or shots, dewormed, ready Shots & wormed, ready to coffee tables, and other now. $375. 989 291-3989 go. $125 ea. 989-235-3020. misc. MC

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OKEMOS- SHOALS NEIGH - FISH FOR STOCKING: Most DASCHUND long haired MULTIPOO PUPPIES - 8 BORHOOD GARAGE SALE miniatures. 2 females. wks. Hypoallergenic, 4lbs varieties. Ponds & Lakes. Thurs.-Sat. May 26-28, 9-4. $275. Call 517-643-5974 grown. $350.00 (517)589Laggis’ Fish Farm.269-6284080 Cornell, 48864. Many 5768 or (517)488-2248 2056Days269-624-6215Eves LAB CHOCOLATE, 9 weeks, houses. Maps available. AKC Beautiful coat and PEKINESE/SHIH-TZU markings, Excellent hunt- MALTESE, MALTEPOOS & PORTLAND, 10716 BARNES CROSS PUPS Adorable, Morkies $350/up ToySize er, Good guard dog, Good Rd, Friday, May 27th 9amloving sweeties. $300-$350. Shots NoShed 989.225.1367 with children, lovable, pa1pm rents on site, pure bred, Saturday, May 28th 9am517-861-7086/517-404-3045 records, shots, vet 1pm baby items, children’s 5 MONTH OLD Australian Email the Lansing Community checked, wormed, $400.00. clothing, high chair, crib, Shepherd, female, up to PITBULL, 1 YEAR old male, Newspapers 24/7 at: 989-682-4063/989-640-4202 changing table, car seats, date with shots, $75. 419 housebroke, friendly. $100. toys, misc. items. 434-0328. Blua color. 517 614-0740.



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POMERANIAN PUPPIES 1 YORKSHIRE, small, AKC female AKC, $500. 1 male, registered, available 6/13, $350. 1st shots, wormed. house raised, shots $625269-763-2102. $725 517-669-2033 PUGGLE PUPPIES 7 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, $250. 989-4273205. RAT TERRIER PUPS U K C $200. Also, 4 yr old male, outdoor dog $50. All good with kids. (989)640-5038


HEAVY DUTY PALLET Racks & Forklift for sale. Large qty. of pallet racks. 36" uprights in various heights. 8’ beams 4" & 5". Forklift 3000# capacity. Available locally. Call Tom at 517-694-4200 or Ted at 269-925-0629 for more information. Email

ROTTWEILER AKC MALE PUPPY, big, bold beauty. ALFALFA GRASS-EXCELLENT Call 517-663-1657. Hay $3 & up. Can deliver. 517-641-6034 ROTTWEILER PUPS CHAM PION LINES Health guar., HAY FOR SALE 1st cutting NC6400 LAPTOPS Intel shots, wormed. 5 mos. $2.50; 2nd cutting, $3.50; HP Dual Core 2GHz 2GB 80GB $475-$575. 517-596-3215. Round bales $15. 517-543DVDRW Wi-fI WIN XP Pro 1047. Widescreen FREE Antivirus SHELTIE PUPS AKC Copper Office $225 517.614.8880 HAY FOR SALE Bar lines, shots, wormed, $2/bale. wonderful personality & N. of St Johns. confirmation, pets $500Call 989-847-2331 $650. 989-725-6885.


Miscellaneous POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S Largest Pole Barn Company (Built Best Barns) Best Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This Week’s Specials Erected 24’x32’x10’$6995.00 30’x40’x10’$8995.00 30’x48’x12’$12,495.00 60’x120’x14’$ 5 5 , 9 6 5 . 0 0 Licensed/Insured 1-877802-9591 MM


Miscellaneous 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


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

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COMPLETE MATERIAL POLE BUILDING Package 24’x32’x8’-$3899.00 30’x40’x10’-$5799.00 32’x48’x10’-$6999.00 Steel roof, doors included, other sizes available ALTO SAX-YAMAHA YAS23 Excellent condition, lots of Call Standale Post Frame extras. Great for student! Buildings Toll Free 1-800$450/best. 269-569-5383. 968-8201 MM


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BUILDING MATERIALS FOR SALE: Metal Roofing and Siding. Buy Factory Direct and Save. NO Middle Man. Lifetime Warranty $2.27, 45 yr. $2.12, 30 yr. $1.92. Site Delivery. Call 260-585-4794 MM

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-Eaton Rapids: Matt Meehleder 377-1159 -Dewitt: Wayne Schuette 377-1288 -East Lansing: Karen Warner 377-1177


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RV DELIVERY NEEDED. Deliver RVs, boats and other trailers to the 48 states and Canada. For details log on to MC

LANSING STATE JOURNAL $$ EARN EXTRA $$ DEWITT $1000.00 to $1375.00 PER MONTH The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the Dewitt area. The delivery times average only 1 1/2 hours daily and 2 1/2 hours Sunday between the hours of 2:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the Dewitt area. If you would like more information, please contact Wayne Schuette at (517)377-1288 or LANSING STATE JOURNAL $$ EARN EXTRA $$ DeWitt Approximately $800-$1000 PER MONTH The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established Motor route in the D e Witt area. The delivery times average only 2 hours daily and 3 hours Sunday between the hours of 3:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the D e W i t t area. If you would like more information, please contact. Wayne Schuette at 517377-1288 or wschuette

Homes For Sale 1427 EASTBURY - Grand Ledge schools, Delta Twp. tax rate. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 1492 sq. ft. ranch. Brick/vinyl ext. FP, deck & all appliances. 2000 build. $146K. 517-648-4189 FREE FORECLOSURE LIST INGS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now. 800880-2517 MM LAKEFRONT - 3 bdrm. home on Jordan Lake. 1.5 baths, 2.5 car attached garage. 4 seasons enclosed deck. Large lot, sandy beach. $249K. 616-374-1667

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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LANSING - 2306 Belaire. Beautiful 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath brick ranch. Walkout fin. bsmnt. 2 car garage. 2 fireplaces, central air, appliances, new roof coming! $104,900/best. Call 517321-8658

St. Johns ST. JOHNS NICE R A N C H HOUSE on quiet dead end street, new carpet, new windows, 1/2 acre lot, 3 bed, 2 bath, partial finished basement, For sale by owner 517-282-9823

Waterfront Homes OPEN HOUSE LAKEFRONT Lake Odessa, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1520 Virginia Street, Sat May 21, 1-3 and Sun May 22 1-3. 517-204-2081.

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Deliver the Lansing State Journal • Profits range from $500-$1000 per month depending on route. • Average 1 1/2 hours daily 3 hours Sunday • Delivery time 2:00 am to 6:00 am daily (7 am Sunday)

Delivering Newspapers is a great way to bring in additional income without disrupting your daily schedule.

The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established City route in theEast Lansing City area. The delivery times average only 1 1/2 hours daily and 2 hours Sunday between the hours of 3:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the East Lansing area. If you would like more information, please contact. Shawn Withers at 517377-1045 or Swithers2

GERMAN LUGER WWII FOREMEN TO LEAD UTILITY Dad’s gun. Complete set, FIELD CREWS. Outdoor A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD never separated. Holster, physical work, many posiAND Queen Pillow Top 2 clips, key, history, sertions, paid training, Mattress Set. Brand newvice manual, german $17/hr. plus weekly pernever used, sell all for THINNING GARDEN Numerflag. All perfect shape. formance bonuses after $275. 989-923-1278. SHIH-TZU PUPS ous perrenial flowers & Certificate of customs depromotion, living allowPIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Toy size, non shed, shots, shrubbery. Save 90% some A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP claration, Sept. 21st, ance when traveling, comFree Estimates. Licensed wormed, home raised. are free! 517-622-2866. 1945. # on barrel 1940 pany truck and benefits. mattress set, new in plasand Insured. 2x6 Trusses. $250-$300. 517-669-9418 #Toggle-joint 42, $5000 Must have strong leadertic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. 45 Year Warranty, firm. 517-281-5234 ship skills, good driving Can deliver. Galvalume Steel—19 ColSIAMESE/HIMALAYAN KIThistory, and able to travel ors. Since 1976 #1 in MichTENS, Blue point, 8 wks. ARMOIRE WALNUT 6 drawin Michigan and nearby igan. Call Today 1-800-292SMITH & WESSON AIRLINES ARE HIRING— $150. 989-773-1757. er, triple dresser, mirror. States. Email resume to 0679 MM Young American Safety Train for high paying Avia$375 (517)372-6355 44’’ ZERO TURN Simplicity Hammer. 32 S&W CTGE, tion Career. FAA approved ST. BERNARD PUPS AKC, or apply online at mower. 187 hours of use. HUSKY METAL ROOFS 1920’s woman’s purse gun, program. Financial aid if A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE dewclaws, shots, wormed, Immaculate cond. $2000. Standing Seam. Metal 1 1/2’’ long barrel, chrome qualified—Job placement MEMORY FOAM MATmicrochipped, $500. Call EOE M/F/D/V MC 517-623-6631 Shingles/Slate. All in w/black handles, $500. assistance. Call Aviation TRESS SET Queen, new989-252-6970. Stock. Energy Star QualiPermit required. 517-281Institute of Maintenance never used, as seen on TV, fied. $1000 Tax Rebate. 5234. 877-891-2281. MM with warranty. Cost TERRIER PUPS - 1st shots, Largest Inventory in Michi$1,800, Sell $695. Can Dewormed. Great personaligan. Company Installers. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA liver 989-832-2401. ties! No Sunday calls. 989Free Estimates. Since FROM HOME. 6-8 weeks. 584-6192. POSITION AVAILABLE for 1975! 800-380-2379. MM Accredited. Get a Diploma. SPLIT HARDWOOD LG. TRUSSEL TABLE w/2 mobile home property leaves & 6 arm chairs; 1 Get a job! FREE Brochure. $ 5 0 / Face cord, 95 for 2 TOY POODLE PUP CKC manager in Michigan. roll top desk; lg. computer ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE 1 8 0 0 2 6 4 8 3 3 0 . face cord. You pick up. De1 Apricot male. Shots, Must have a minimum of cabinet; davenport; 2 armfrom Home. *Medical, A AARDVARK ANTIQUER MM livery extra. 517-589-0257 wormed. Have parents. 2+ years property manchairs. All in good cond. *Business, *Paralegal, paying cash for guns, $200. 517-223-3819. agement experience, must For details: 517-627-7155 *Accounting, *Criminal jewlery, furniture, art & MEDICAL MANAGEMENT be able to relocate, reJustice. Job placement asunusual & bizarre items. CAREERS start here-Get WESTHIGHLAND TERRI "THIS END UP", CLASSIC quired to live on site in sistance. Computer availa517-819-8700 connected online. Attend ERS 2 males, $500 mother white pine, twin bunk bed company provided housble. Financial Aid if qualicollege on your own time. & father on site. 1st shot & suite. Incl. 5 drawer dressing; base salary + bonus fied. Call 877-895-1828 Job placement assistance. dewormed family raised. FOR ANTIQUE furn., er & 2 cubbie shelves, matpackage, benefits after CASH Computer available. Finan989-224-8138 toys, slot machines, tresses & bunkie boards. days. Email resume to MM cial Aid if qualified. Call clocks, jewelry, sterling $1,500. 517-676-9789. 8 0 0 4 8 1 9 4 0 9 silver, old coins, artwork, REFERENCE BOX LA or fax etc. 517-202-2570. to 574-389-7205. MC CASH FOR GUNS , Art, AntiATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE ques, Jewelry, musical inMICHIGAN ANTIQUE FESfrom Home. *Medical struments, Valuables. Call TIVAL Midland, Michigan. BACKYARD SHEDS & MORE *Paralegal, June 4-5 Midland County Selling an item 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 *Business 989-834-2028 *Accounting, *Criminal Fairgrounds. Over 1,000 ASSISTANTS SEE SOURCEADS.COM CASH PAID D iabet ic test Justice. Job placement as- DENTAL Dealers. 80 Acres of treasMICHIGAN Com m uni t y strips. Area’s original, oldOR CALL LCN TOLL FREE sistance. Computer availaYORKIE PUPS $500 Toysize ures and memories. 989- WINDOW AIR CONDITIONDental Clinics has a partest buyer. Friendly & fair. ble. Financial Aid if qualiYorkie-Poos & Shorkies 877-475-SELL 687-9001, 6905 Eastman, ER 12,600 BTU w/remote, time with benefits Dental 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 fied. Call 877-895-1828 $350/up NoShed Shots Midland, MI 48642, reg 110, $150. Small Flat Assistant position in Raised w/kids 989.225.1367 screen tv $45. 517-543-2105 CASH PAID lotte. If you are a positive MC Up to $20 per 100. self-starter with great Call 517-292-0991 people skills who would AIRLINES ARE HIRING like to be part of a team Train for high paying Aviathat delivers excellent tion Career. FAA approved care, we would like to talk program. Financial aid if Looking to you. Please visit us at qualified - Job placement for an assistance. Call Aviation for extra application and return it to Institute of Maintenance or fax (877) 891-2281. MC WANTED ATV’S BUYING money to 231-437-4772 or mail to used abused ATV’S Golf One Water Street, Suite Carts Motorcycles and 200, Boyne City, MI 49712. More call:517-605-7621 $0Please specify the location 1000 as Charlotte on your application. MCDC is an EOE. WANTED: PRO-FORM 730 or larger treadmill ALSO SpeDENTAL ASSISTANTS cialized Expedition 20" biCERTIFIED MICHIGAN Com m uni t y cycle. 517-647-6860 Dental Clinics has a partPUBLIC time with benefits Dental Assistant position in CharACCOUNTANT/ lotte. If you are a positive self-starter with great ATTORNEY people skills who would CPA and/or attorney NEW & USED windows & like to be part of a team with tax background doors. All sizes, vinal sidthat delivers excellent wanted for growing tax ing, Make offer, low prices. care, we would like to talk resolution firm with 517-204-4949. to you. Please visit us at offices in Lansing, for an Grand Rapids, PIONEER POLE BUILDINGSapplication and return it to Kalamazoo, Flint, FREE ESTIMATES-Licensed or fax Southfield and Ann and insured-2x6 Trussesto 231-437-4772 or mail to Arbor to represent 45 Year Warranty One Water Street, Suite clients before IRS and Galvalume Steel-19 Colors200, Boyne City, MI 49712. State of Michigan. Since 1976-#1 in MichiganPlease specify the location Current position is in Call Today 1-800-292-0679. as Charlotte on your appliour Lansing office. MC cation. MCDC is an EOE. Excellent opportunity and competitive compensation package. Email resume with cover letter to: Mr. Jesse Lothamer CHEVELLE /LAGUNA 1973EARN UP TO $2.00/ MI LE Lothamer Tax 1977 front clip, doors, exSAVE UP TO 32 Resolution tras, take all $1000 obo -Lansing: Shawn Withers 377-1045 CENTS/GALLON with our 517-589-5666 Fuel Discount Network! Visit us on the web at: -Nashville: Linda Simon 377-1272 Small Fleet Owners or Owner Operators needed -Bellevue: Linda Simon 377-1272 for OTR Flatbed. 866-9702778. MC -St. Johns: Dustin Spenski 377-1033 SHIH TZU PUPPY female, 12 wks. Purebred. Shots, wormed. $300 Ready for new homes. (517)896-5158

LANSING STATE JOURNAL $$EARN EXTRA $$ City of East Lansing Approximately $700.00 PER MONTH

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Cadillac CADILLAC STS, 2007 $16,900 66K mi., V6, charcoal ext. AWD, auto. New tires Excellent condition 517-332-0507 CADILLAC DEVILLE 1997 172,750 MI, 4 Door, good condition, D’Elegance

Chevrolet EQUINOX LT, 2005 $6450/TRADE 156K mi. most hwy. AWD, cloth interior. Good condition. 989-620-5707 CAMARO SS 2002 $16,900 8 cyl, Leather, 79600mi., Black, 6 speed, CONVERT 517-599-5386 2005 IMPALA LS $7995 Sharp, clean, CD, loaded! Warranty available. Mint City 989-640-1899

AVEO, LT 2010 $11,900 2,500 mi., Manual trans, red w/charcoal int., cruise. Excellent condition 517-676-9340

Chrysler-Plymouth CONCORD, 1993 68K mi. Excellent condition.

FALCON 1963 $6,500 6cyl, 63k mi., White, 3 in-the-tree, runs grt, restrd 517-706-7311 F-350 DRW, 2000 $18,500 50K mi. Crew cab, 7.3L diesel. Loaded. Banks brake. Excellent condition. 517-420-4959

GMC JIMMY 4X4, 1996 $2,500 140K orig. mi., newer tires, well maint. & clean int. Good condition. 517-898-4241

Honda HONDA ELEMENT EX 2003 $8,990/OBO 4WD, Auto, CD, Sunroof, 110500mi, Pampered 517-896-9897

Hyundai SONATA LIMITED 2009 $16,460 4cyl, 32mpg hwy, Blue Lthr, AM/FM/XM/CD, 49k mi. 517-347-1003

Mazda TRIBUTE, 2005 68K mi. AWD, all power, new tires. Excellent condition.


May 22, 2011

$10,000 517-894-1837

SL-CLASS 380SL 1983 $7,500/OBO!! PW, AC, PS, Convertible, 110630mi, Silver 517-214-6848


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

Oldsmobile ALERO GL 2000 $5,000/OBO 6 cyl, cd changer, 86000mi., White 517-394-4424

Pontiac 2004 GRAND PRIX GT $7495 Loaded, leather, sunroof, 92K mi. Warranty avail. Mint City 989-640-1899

ION 2 2006 4 cyl, Sunroof, 103500mi., Gray

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

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 VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704

Junk Cars Wanted CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.

Saturn $10,000/OBO 517-819-4556

ION 1 2004 $4555/OBO 115k, one family owned, drives great, no rust 517-883-3240

Sport Utility Vehicles

Mercedes Benz


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Mini Vans

GMC ENVOY SLT 2007 $18,300 Loaded, 4-Wheel, Lthr, 42000mi., Black 517-282-7323

Trucks SIERRA XFE 2009 $23,000/OBO Ext. cab, 66K mi., 6 sp auto, Blue metallic 517-231-4590


CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 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 TENNESSEE BUYER WANTS Junk Cars, Vans, runs or not WE BUY JUNK CARS Pickup 7 days a week

Call 517-881-1601

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.


Apartments Suburbs

Cemetery LotsMonuments

BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT 2 DEEPDALE CEMETERY- 3 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefront lots in Garden of Love. Valproperty. W. of St. Ignace. ue: $1295-$3495. Make ofWith buildings, good well fer. 517-889-5637 & septic. Will sell for 50% MEMORY or less than appraised val- EASTLAWN GARDENS-OKEMOS 2 lots ue. 906-430-1074 or 1-800in Garden of Miracles. 448-6285. $1,500/both. 269-381-0039 DIMONDALE 2.1 A C R E S PRICE REDUCED. 9 mins. from Lansing & 7 mins. from GM Delta Plant. Private, trees, wild life. Conventional perk. Land Contract. 517-645-7476 or 517712-1372.

Apartments For Rent

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

Duplexes For Rent DEWITT - 2 bdrm., 1 bath, garage, washer/dryer. $650/mo. includes water, trash & sewer. 517-206-0430. DEWITT- NICE 3 bdrm., 2 bath, air, finished bsmt., garage, appliances. Located at 1104½ Chimney Hill. Available June 15. $775 +. Call 517-669-9820.



12064 Maywood 3 bedroom (upstairs loft), 1 bathroom, full basement, 1300 sq. ft. log home. $775+. 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

DIMONDALE 2 BDRM., air, garage, bsmt., appliances, HASLETT- 3 BDRM., 2 bath ranch home. Attached 2 deck. $800 + utilities. 517car garage, partially fin. 646-0789. No pets. bsmnt. Fenced backyard EATON RAPIDS Immediate with storage shed. $1050 occupancy 3 bdrm duplex, plus util. & deposit. 5172 bdrms up, 1 down, newer 332-7709. carpeting, freshly painted, includes stove, refrigerator & garage. $650 mo., ref. LANSING-1629 N. GENESEE & deposit req’d., 6 mo. 3 bdrm. home in nice West lease. 517-930-7104 lv msg. Side neighborhood, 2 car garage, new paint & carGRAND LEDGE - 4/plex. EXpet. Full bsmnt., fenced CELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD, yard. Close to St. Lawwalk to downtown shops & rence & downtown. $850+ parks. Lg. fenced yard, no util. Call Soji: 517-230-0728 pets. 1 bdrm. $425 incldg all utilities, except elect. Dennis: 517-348-6124.


Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent


LANSING-3104 MILDRED ST., Newly remodeled in & out, 2 BR, 1 ba in nice N. Lansing neighborhood, fenced in backyard. $600 mo. + utils. 517-930-0627

Homes For Rent

3 bed/ 2 bath homes. Over 1200 Sq. Ft. *Payments start as low as $599. • All Appliances • Washer/Dryer • Central Air • Outside storage shed • Pet Friendly • Holt Schools All Credit Considered! NO APPLICATION FEES Reduced sec. deposit Contact us today! Inventory Limited! 1-888-258-2412 Offer Expires 4-30-11 EHO, *WAC

PLEASANT LAKE- LG 3 bdrm 1 full, 2 ½ ba., central air, 2 car att. garage. Lake access w/ dock. $950/mo.+ 517-676-3185

CottagesResorts For Rent

Boats and Motors

SPORTSTER, ’96 2008- 20’ SUN CHASER PON- HARLEY 883/1200 XL, Low mi., new TOON BOAT & trailer. 50hp tires incl. accessories. motor. $8900. 517-882-2571 $5,000/best. 517-712-3274 OUTBOARD MOTORSU S E D 2 through 25HP, some longshaft, some elec. start, 2 line pressure tanks, 517-663-0576

Lots Motorcycles-MiniCABINS FOR RENT IN ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| CANADA-Walleyes, Perch,


Beautiful Pre-owned Home! At an incredible price! 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath! Over 1,600 Sq. Ft.! All Appliances Incl! New Furnace Upgraded Galvenized Steel Skirting Holt School District Pet Friendly No application fees Contact us today to view this home! 1-888-262-1683 *Fin.amt. $25,850 at 11.25% APR, 15 yr. term. inc. disc. site rent w/fixed increases in years 2&3. Financing arranged through Sun Home Services. NMLS #333675 Exp. 5-31-11. EHO.WAC.


We will pay to relocate your home to our community! *$8,500 for double wide *$5,500 for single wide *$199 Starting Site Rent! *Holt School District! *Pet Friendly NO APPLICATION FEES! Contact: Kensington Meadows today as sites are limited! 1-888-605-2237 Expires 6/30/2011 EHO

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Z Z 0 HOLT 1 Z Z 2 bdrm., $1,000 Little work needed. Z Z Financing available. Z Z 866-694-0821 Z Z ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Cemetery LotsMonuments CHAPEL HILL PLOTS available. Garden of the Good Shepherd. Valued at $1300. Make offer. 517-485-3370.

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. LUXURY APARTMENT CENTER of Lansing. Save Your Gas. Lg flower patio & grill. Utilities Paid. 517-482-8196

Apartments Suburbs

HASLETT & OKEMOS $0 deposit Large 2 bdrms. from $495. Ph. 337-1133 -----------------MASON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000 ------------------

Old Orchard Apts.

Holts Best Value

$100 moves you in!

HOLT Nice 2 bdrm. duplex Nice yard. Central air, $595 & 575 water & sewer included. 517-694-1899.

OKEMOS SCHOOLS/ MASON Minutes from MSU. 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, completely remodeled, on 2 acres. Att’d 1 car garage. 1685 Stillman. $775+ util. Section 8 welcome. For more info. 517-930-1575

Homes For Rent 1, 2, 3 & 4 bdrms., Lansing, newly remodeled homes. Nice, quiet neighborhoods. New high efficiency furnaces & water heaters. Pets okay. $550-850/mo. + utilities. 517-712-5238 1712½ NEW York St. Lansing Nice 2 bdrm. Washer Dryer hookup in bsmt. New flooring in bathroom & kitchen. $550 + util. 517-372-8129

"0" application fee & "0" sec. deposit

2011 HOMES!

1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

CHARLOTTE LUXURY APARTMENTS Saddleback Ranch. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths. Pet friendly. For more information call: 517-2721000 or visit:

We are currently pre-leasing brand new homes that will be available by the end of July! • 3 Bed/2 Bath, • Over 1000 sq. ft. • All Appliances, WD • Central Air • Pet Friendly • Holt School District Payments starting as low as $729! NO APPLICATION FEES! Contact us today to reserve your new home! 1-888-235-6948 EHO517-646-8331

Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply

Move in for $199 when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * Single level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups SOUTHEAST LANSING 3 in utility room bdrm., 2 baths, loft, bsmt., * Vaulted ceiling in living air, deck, quiet neighborroom hood. No pets. $765 + de* Storage access posit. 517-393-8970 Tim. * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires June 15, 2011 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at: Call today for info and tour! 517-803-2648 Conditions apply.

Duplexes Townhomes

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


May 5, 2011 Regular Meeting



MASON A GREAT PLACE TO L I V E . 223 W. Cherry. 2 bdrm ranch, quiet, C/A, bsmt., deck, yard care. No pets. $675mo. 517-676-5666



Get The Job Done Right Floor Services

Cleaning Service WIFE & HUSBAND cleaning team, honest & reliable. For free estimate, call 517699-1713 & ask for Deb.

Computer Sales -Service

• Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

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

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

DONE RIGHT FENCE & SKID LOADER SERVICE 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



Gutters EAVESTROUGH CLEANING & minor repair. Also Power Washing. Free estimates. Call (517) 322-4131

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

e Best Pric Around

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Appliances Brush Carpet Furniture Metal Wood Concrete Shingles

Senior Discount


’96 COLEMAN Pop up 2008 YAMAHA TTR125. camper. Sleeps 7, fridge, Electric Start. Excellent stove. Heated. Well maint. condition. Less than 10 $2500/best. 517-763-7013 hours. Garage stored. Son no longer rides. $1350 COLEMAN ROANOKE ’91 (517)675-5108 (517)214pop-up. Excellent cond. 5686 $1,500. 517-402-3200

For more information or to reserve space call



Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors

CampersTravel Trailers

Northerns, Birds, Wildlife, Pristine Nature. Boats, Mo1998 COLEMAN 12’ POP-UP. tors, Gas Included. Call 2008 YAMAHA 250XT DUAL King beds, slide-out diSPORT, UNDER 10,000 MI., Hugh at 800-426-2550 for nette. Excellent cond. $2800/OBO. 517-582-1065 free brochure. $3200/best. 517-323-7527 AFTER 5 P.M. MM 2002 JAYCO EAGLE 2 7 ’ Slideout, excellent condition, access. incld. $10,000. 517-699-8006

Service Directory


On May 18, 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


Planning an Auction?

See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL

GOLDWING GL1800 Like New,Illusion Owner,Only 5,500 $12,500.00 (517)881-

TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. hauled Yard & build. clean up, trees & bushes trimmed. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664

Home ImprovementRepairs

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

Jeff 323-7235 LJ-0000921292-01

Landscaping BRICK PAVER INSTALLA TION, landscaping, power washing. Free Estimates. Jeff’s Outfit, 517-672-1250


•New lawn installed •Lawn repairs of all types •Seeding & sod Guaranteed work Low prices Senior discount Free Estimate

517-974-3732 Licensed & Insured


Lawn and Tree Service ALL SEASONS PROPERTY CARE Residential mowing & trimming. Spring cleanups, landscaping, bush trimming, gutter cleaning. Call for our Spring Mulch specials! Free estimate. We offer no contracts, our services are our contract. Lic. & Ins. 517-303-4259


Residential & Commercial A professional job done at a reasonable price. Cleanups, mowing, mulching, rolling, bushes. 17 yrs experience. Licensed & Insured

Call 517-351-2848

Lawn-Garden Rototilling GARDEN ROTOTILLING $65.00. Call 517-980-2713

Masonry MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Repair brick, block & stone. Fndn/chimney repair/new. Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380

Painting-Papering -Plastering

Wayne Shook Experienced Interior-Exterior Painting

Insured • Free Estimates • References



Painting-Papering -Plastering Painting/Power Washing ref, written contracts, free est. Power wash decks, houses, etc 517- 599-6166 THINK SPRING... Think www.dutchtouchenterprises.weebly. com Josh 272-2840

Roofing-Siding TAYLOR’S ROOFING Roofs, decks & siding, no job too small. Contact 482-9988.

Reliable Construction

42 years experience • Vinyl siding • Vinyl windows • Shingled roofs Free Estimates Licensed & Insured

517-646-9945 1-800-887-1795

Stump Removel BENJAMIN STUMP REMOVAL (Formerly Bill’s Stump Removal). Prompt service, free estimates. Insured. 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652

Tree Service Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

(517) 857-2333 Expert Trimming & Removals Thinning, Elevating, *Fully Insured* Dead Limbing & Shaping *Free Advice* 60 ft. AERIAL WORK TRUCK Kyran VanSickle / IBEW Certified Arborist QUALITY WORK EXCELLENT REFERENCES

WINDS OF CHANGE Tree Service. Mark Beutler Lic. & Ins. Free Estimates 517-214-0364

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Mobile Homes For Sale

CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964.

223 N. Bridge St., 1 bdrm., 1 bath, apt. $450, util. included. 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

LANSING - 2&3 bdrm houses, 2 bdrm duplexes. $600$850. Local owner cell 989550-1181.


Manufactured Homes

Apartments Lansing



Northern MI Property for Sale

∫ Disability


HONDA 2003 Blue,1 Miles! 5413

8 ACRE WOODED LOT at ACCORD PROPERTIES end of private street, W. of Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing. Near St. Joseph Lansing /E. Lansing Hwy. & Broadbent Rd. UnArea. 517-337-7900 derground utils. $70,000. Buyer must extend Pine OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Ridge Dr. & join neighborTwp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 hood assoc. 517-627-7972. bdrms., hardwood floors, $525-$625, heat included. MASON/DANSVILLE COUN 517-896-8732 TRY LOTS 3.3 acres in scenic area. Potential walk-outs. Great country ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. living, yet close to towns & Beautiful Park setting. expressway. Columbia & Close to schools & shopHanna Rds. 517-525-1131. ping. Laundry hookup. WOODED LOTS FOR SALE SUNTREE APARTMENTS High, dry, natural gas, 1100 Sunview Dr. perked, paved road. Red 989-224-8919 EHO Bud Dr. Haslett area. $29,900. 517-339-0524. WAVERLY AREA Duplexes Starting at $750. Pet friendly. For details 517-272-1000 or visit: 50 ACRES HUNTING ERTY for sale. Westbranch, MI area. NW of Hwy 33 & 55. 989-345-1508.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1200 SPORTSTER 2009 less than 4k miles, windshield, crashbar, lots of chrome, wt & silver $8000 (517)3713991

May 22, 2011

Land For Sale

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May 22, 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 Brighton at the Holiday Inn Expres. 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 LJ-0100093599

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



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! specialized equipment. Items will be 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

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Ohio Valley Refinery Reclamation Drive


Open to the public to sell their gold and silver


May 24th - 28th

WHERE: Holiday Inn Express 8285 Movie Drive Brighton, MI 48116 Directions: 810.225.4300 TIMES:

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

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store, pawn shop, dentist office or 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. :RR ?=O>#8#=O9 2BO8*>( VINTAGE GUITARS: Martin, Gibson, Fender, National, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos & others WRIST & POCKET WATCHES: Rolex, .#))BONE M6AR=8E GQ*&BE 7$=<B;>E 7B;8#*;E F$#R#<<*E ,BR8$BQE /2B8?$E 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 ,B;E 7#4#R ,B;E ,,LE ,,LLE *8?C

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