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Achievement gap starts early at ELPS Dawn Parker

EAST LANSING – It’s going to take time, but the Achievement Gap Task Force is making progress on its plan. The May 31 forum in the East Lansing High School Student Union, attracted only a small crowd, but productive discussion on an issue under research in the district for several years. The forum followed a presentation given to East Lansing school board members in late March. Tri-chairs Tama Hamilton-Wray and John Brandenburg (tri-chair Melinda Hernandez was ill and did not attend), along with Michigan State University education professor Dorinda

Carter Andrews, began the forum by asking everyone to introduce themselves and share one thing about themselves that not obvious by their appearance. The exercise’s point: Students affected by the achievement gap – especially African-American males – don’t look any different than the rest of the student population. Helping those who need the most help, task force organizers stressed, will eventually benefit all students. “There is more to our students than what they bring to the classroom,” Hamilton-Wray said. While the student population at ELHS is 20 percent African-American and 40 percent students of color,

EAST LANSING – The 2012 campaign for the 69th State House seat has begun, and locally it will have at least one familiar face. Former East Lansing Mayor Sam Singh announced Tuesday he will

run for the seat now held by State Rep. Mark Meadows. Meadows, also a former East Lansing mayor, may not run for re-election due to term Singh limits.

Remembering the fallen Members and friends of Capt. Stephen W. Frank American Legion Post 269 in Haslett gathered May 30 for the post’s annual Memorial Day service at the monument near Ralya Elementary. DAWN PARKER|LCN

the high school has no African-American teachers. Carter Andrews began working with the district in 2008. In that time, groups surveyed have included teachers and freshmen through juniors at the high schools, who were asked about issues like school climate and relationships with their teachers. MacDonald Middle School students will be surveyed beginning this fall. Carter Andrews and a team of graduate students have also conducted classroom observations, met with parent focus groups and student focus groups. One of their findings: Because East Lansing

U.S. Army Lt. Col Al Boyce, 75th Div., 3rd BCTG, Michigan Honor Guard held the microphone so his grandson, Ralya fourthgrader Tristan, could lead attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Singh seeks 69th House post Dawn Parker

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“Our commitment is to continuing progressive leadership in the community,” Singh said. “Environment and higher education is core to who I am and what I want to accomplish. I just want to take that to the next level.”

Kay Fellows laid a wreath at the memorial, which is dedicated to Haslett-area residents who served in World War II.

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NEWS BRIEFS (SCENE) Metrospace to host improv troupe (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, will host Just Clownin’ Improv featuring the Ruhala Performing Arts Center Improv Troupe on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. Admission is free. The troupe will perform skits, monologues, musical scenes and more. Audience participation and input is encouraged.

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E.L. Kiwanis Club to hear about library The Kiwanis Club of East Lansing will meet Monday, June 6 at 11:50 a.m. on the second floor of the Student Union Building, MSU, corner of Abbot and Grand River, East Lansing. The scheduled program is: Kristin Shelley, director, East Lansing Public Library, “Happenings at the Library.” For more information, visit eastlansing.

E.L. Rotary’s Pancakes in the Park is June 12

with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the show and musical entertainment by the Doo Wops. Tickets are $25 (limited number available). For more information, visit dapperdads or call the Sparrow Foundation at (517) 364-5680.

Officers of the Okemos High School chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 153 new members during a recent ceremony at the school. The society, restricted to juniors and seniors, takes on community service and other projects. Officers, from left: Keenan Noyes (president), Ashley Naghtin (1st vice president), Cari Marcotullio (2nd vice president), Kelsey Komyathy (secretary), Anna Sheufelt (treasurer), Rachel Schultz (historian), Matt Henry (representative A-L), Kelly Phillips (representative M-Z) COURTESY PHOTO

Meridian Fishing Derby set for June 11

The annual Pancakes in the Park, put on by the East Lansing Rotary Club, will be held Sunday, June 12, 7 a.m.-noon at Patriarche Park, 1100 Alton Road, just south of Saginaw St. A $5 bill, children five years old and younger are free, gets you pancakes, sausage, cinnamon apples, juice and coffee. Attendees will also have a chance to vote for the best poster for the Remember the Park campaign, which culminates Sept. 15-18 with a renovation of the park’s playscape. Tickets are available in advance from any Rotarian, at H&H Mobil, 1500 Haslett Road or at the door. For more information, visit

Meridian Township Parks and Recreation will host its annual “Meridian Fishing” Derby for kids ages 5-17 on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m.-noon in Central Park at the Meridian Historical Village. This event is held in conjunction with Michigan Department of Natural Resources “Free Fishing Weekend” allowing all residents and visitors to Michigan to fish without a license. Although a license is not required for this weekend, all individuals planning to go fishing this weekend are encouraged to purchase a state fishing license. For information, contact Greg Grothous with Meridian Township Parks and Recreation at (517) 853-4616.

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Haven House, 121 Whitehills Drive, is in urgent need of the following items: 10 Box fans, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, umbrellas, size four diapers, walnut-colored mulch and silverware. Items can be donated between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (517) 337-2731.

Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Hershey Track and Field local meet to be held Friday June 17, from 10 a.m.noon at the Haslett High School track. This free event is open to youth that will be between the ages of 9 and 14 as of Dec. 31, 2011. Winners of the local meet

qualify for the state meet on July 9 at Holt High School. Events offered are the 50, 100 and 200 meter dash; the 400, 800, 1600 meter run and 4x100 meter relay. Field events are Standing Long Jump and Softball Throw. For more information, call Greg Grothous, recreation specialist, Meridian Township Parks and Recreation, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Ct., East Lansing MI 48823; (517) 853-4616.

Voting open for Dapper Dads Challenge Prominent mid-Michigan business leaders and professionals are now competing in the Second Annual Dapper Dads Challenge, which concludes with a fashion show on June 9, where the top vote winners will finally be revealed. The public is invited to join in the fun by voting for their favorite “Dapper Dad.” Voting will conclude online at 5 p.m. on June 8, but more votes may be cast in person at the Dapper Dads Challenge fashion show emceed by MSU Women’s Basketball coach Suzy Merchant that features all the models on Thursday, June 9 at Kositchek’s in downtown Lansing. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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 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.

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

Reception for retiring teachers set for June 8 A reception is planned for Wednesday, June 8, 4-6 p.m., in celebration of the retirements of Okemos teachers Bob Cooley, Kathy Hoffman, Jeri Mifflin and Trudy Sturk at Bennett Woods Elementary School, 2650 Bennett Road. Cooley, Hoffman, Mifflin and Sturk would love to see former students and parents who want to celebrate their years in Okemos Schools and in education.

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doesn’t offer a pre-K program, an achievement gap exists from the time a student begins first grade, due to variations in pre-K program quality. “The gap starts when they enter our system,” Carter Andrews said. Her research also shows the academic performance of African-American and Latino students is lower than white students, and white female students have higher grade-point averages than their male counterparts.

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– would be appointed by July 1. Although it’s not clear, it’s likely this person would add this duty to an existing position in the school district. “The further we go into this year, the more we feel there has to be someone in charge,” Brandenburg said. Affected students would also get mentoring help, and a plan would be established to increase the number of fifth through 12th-grade African-American students in advanced-level courses.

“We want to push kids early on and tell them where they want to get to be successful,” Brandenburg said. A second student-led forum on these issues is planned for September at the high school, and task force members are working to identify two new student members from each grade. “They are the people we are serving, and we want to hear their voices,” Hamilton-Wray said.

East Lansing judge names new administrator EAST LANSING — Denise Butler has been promoted to serve as the 54-B District Court administrator effective May 23. Chief Judge Richard D. Ball made the announcement May 27.

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However, the average GPA of white female student is only a modest 3.22 on a 4.0 scale. “There is room to grow for all of our students,” Carter Andrews said, “which says something about how we can strengthen our curriculum across the board.” The task force outlined a five-goal plan at the March school board and recapped it for forum attendees, including a timetable of when items have been or are planned for completion.

Formerly the deputy court administrator since October 2005, Butler replaces former Court Administrator Nancy Moylan, who retired May 20, following 27 years with the court.Butler holds a master’s

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Singh’s decision to enter the race was prompted, at least in part, by what he wasn’t seeing at the Capitol. “I was disappointed that a lot of my values weren’t brought forth through the budget conversation. We need a strong voice to represent this district in the legislative process, someone who understands economic development, MSU and our community,” he said. “I think my breadth of experience in local government and the non-profit sector has prepared me for the next challenge. I want to meet as many people in the district as possible and share that vision with them.” The Livonia native gained election to the East Lansing City Council at age 24 in 1995, one year after graduating from Michigan

State University. Singh served 12 years on the council, including as Mayor Pro Tem and a single two-year term as mayor from 2005-07. At the time of his election, Singh was the youngest mayor in the city’s history. He was previously the president and CEO of the Lansing-based Michigan Non-Profit Association. Singh now divides his time between Lansing-based Public Policy Associates and as the senior consultant for the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan. If elected to the Legislature, Singh said one of his areas of emphasis will be investment in K-12 and higher education. “The work force of the future has to be ready and prepared for new jobs,” he continued. “We have to support entrepreneurs and small business, and we have to make the connection between education and economic development.”

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he popular trend of “going green” has recently made its way into the fashion world. Thanks to an East Lansing clothing store that buys and sells used designer and vintage apparel, area shoppers can follow the trend to go green and be trendy at the same time. ReThreads, located at 543 E. Grand River, buys men’s and women’s clothing, including shoes, belts, hats, scarves, jewelry, sunglasses, purses and ties from customers. “We recycle clothing,” said ReThreads Manager Paula Korrey. “One person’s used clothing can be someone else’s treasure.” ReThreads looks for modern clothing that has been fashionable within the past few years, as well as clothing from the 1920s to the 1970s. Prices range from just a few dollars for jewelry to around $150 for items like designer bags and dresses.

“We look for upscale, designer brands that target an older audience,” Korrey said. Carolyn Johnson, an East Lansing resident in her early 60s said that she has been to ReThreads multiple times and likes the variety, character and color-coordinated organization of the store. “The atmosphere is wonderful,” Johnson said. “I feel comfortable shopping here, even though I’m not the same age as most of the shoppers.” Customers wanting to sell their clothing that is in new or like-new condition can bring in their freshly laundered items, and the ReThreads staff will decide which pieces are a good fit for the store. The clothing shouldn’t have holes, stains or missing buttons and ReThreads doesn’t accept bathing suits or undergarments. “After we look at your items, we price what we’re going to put on the floor,” said East Lansing assistant manager Codee Snyder. “The customer can then get 30 percent cash back

right on the spot, or a 50 percent trade for the store.” ReThreads first opened in Milwaukee, Wis. in 2009 and has since opened two other stores in Madison, Wis. and East Lansing. Korrey said the business’s goal is to have stores on all Big Ten college campuses. “The store in Madison is located in a university setting and it does very well there,” Snyder said. “So hopefully there will be 11 stores in total in the future.” Although ReThreads is expected to do well in East Lansing, Plato’s Closet, another East Lansing resale clothing store, may be competition. Korrey, however, is not worried. “We’re two completely different animals,” said Korrey. “We’re more upscale than Plato’s. They take more of the Hollister and American Eagle brands. Also, we do vintage and they don’t. We’re going after different markets.” Plato’s Closet

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Everyday beauty the focus of city exhibit EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Arts Commission will present Michigan artist Peggy Lovejoy during the month of June with her exhibition entitled, “Close Observation of Everyday Beauty,” at a special opening reception on Sunday, June

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The Kiwanis Club of Okemos named Colin Donaldson, a senior at Okemos High School, its “Citizen of the Month” for June. Colin was presented to the club by Hedlun Walton, OHS counselor, who is the “Teacher of the Month” for June 2011. Colin introduced his father and mother, John and Terri Donaldson, at the May 10 Kiwanis Club meeting. Pictured are (l. to r.): Hedlun Walton, Colin, John Donaldson, Terri Donaldson, Tom Burchman, and Ed Soergel. COURTESY PHOTO of The Order of the Arrow, a prestigious Scouting award. Colin has been a member of the Boy Scout Troop 109 since 2005 where he now is assistant Scout Master. He rose quickly to these high ranks. Colin has participated in the OHS lacrosse athletics. He has been team manager for both the junior varsity and varsity squads. He also referees youth hockey at local rinks. Colin plans to enroll at Michigan State University to study to be an nurse anesthetist. — From the Kiwanis Club of Okemos


OKEMOS — The Kiwanis Club of Okemos named Colin Donaldson, a senior at Okemos High School, , its “Citizen of the Month” for June. He was presented to the club by Hedlun Walton, OHS counselor, who is the “Teacher of the Month” for June. Colin introduced his father and mother, John and Terri Donaldson, at the May 10 Kiwanis Club meeting. Colin has two older brothers: Rob, who has completed student teaching and Shawn, a LCC student. Students are selected based on their citizenship, volunteer activities, and community involvement and service. The teachers at OHS nominated 38 students for this award and the Kiwanis Club of Okemos, under the leadership of member Tom Burchman, selected eight to honor during the 2010/2011 school year. Donaldson has been a teen volunteer at Sparrow Hospital Pediatric Playroom at various times since he was a leukemia patient himself starting in 2000. Colin has also been a part of the Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. His service to the community includes youth fellowship aide at Okemos Presbyterian Church, American Cancer Society Relay for Life as a team leader in the years 2008-2010 and on the planning committee in 2009 and 2010. Colin is involved in Be the Match Foundation, where he has planned and organized the Bone Marrow Register Drive in June 2010. His Eagle Scout project was successful because he registered 62 volunteers for the bone marrow program and raised $3,300 in contributions for the American Cancer Society. In addition to being an Eagle Scout, he is a member

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could be collected on behalf of all taxing entities for which the township collects. The Supreme Court may choose not to take the case, however. The dispute stems from the 2004 transfer of ownership of three apartment complexes; Nemoke Trails, Lakewood and Northwind Farms. According to court records, the transfer took place from AAC Funding Partnership II and AAC Funding Partnership III to Michigan Properties LLC and Michigan Properties II LLC. But while the property

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LCC offers kids A-Plus programs over summer LANSING — Looking to find special fun for your kids this summer? The popular Lansing Community College A+ Summer Youth Programs are returning with even more offerings. Registration is going on now for the half-day, weeklong summer classes that give students hands-on learning experiences in such topics as art, science, technology, language, physical fitness and sports skill. Early registration is encouraged for best classes. This summer’s classes are being offered during the weeks beginning June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 for students entering second through eighth grades in the fall. Students in the sixth-

eighth grades can select from favorites like robotics and rocketry, while the younger grades might opt for “creepy crawlies.” Japanese and Chinese language and culture, digital cartooning, and reptiles are among the classes. Many classes are being offered at the LCC East campus in East Lansing.. New this summer are class offerings in the visual and performing arts at the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art in Lansing’s Old Town (June 27-30). The morning Old Town Players class explores the performing arts. The afternoon Art Soup class explores a variety of art media. A full-day option is available for students taking morning and afternoon

classes at LCC East and the MICA in Old Town. Students passionate about math, science and technology may be interested in the STEM Challenges Program for children entering grades 6-8 and the Science and Math Challenges Program for those entering fifth– sixth grades. The STEM Challenges meets June 20-24. Science and Math Challenges will be held Aug. 8-12. Students must meet eligibility requirements. There are plenty of offerings for the athletic-minded students as well. some camps. For information on registration forms as well as class dates, times and costs, call (517) 483-1860. — From Lansing Community College



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EAST LANSING – The musical “Cats” has had just about as many lives as any feline. The Andrew Lloyd Webber standard, which debuted on Broadway in 1982, will make a stop at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Perhaps best known for the song “Memory”, the story is based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot. Among the cast is Troy, Mich. native Laura Cable in the role of Jellylorum. The character is something of a mother cat; she protects the “kittens” and others in need of nurturing. Cable is a Troy Athens High School graduate who studied theater at New York University. The acting bug bit Cable very early on, with her first role coming at age 3. “My Dad was the band and orchestra director at Sterling Heights Stevenson,” she recalled. Dad needed Munchkins for a

Laura Cable production of “The Wizard of Oz,” and so Cable and her older sister were drafted. It was love at first line, and Cable continued with theater through high school before going off to New York City. “I’ve been fortunate enough ever since to be a working actor. It’s a rare and beautiful thing that I don’t take for granted,” she said. While some might have been apprehensive about moving to the Big Apple at age 18, Cable said it was the “perfect time” to pursue

her dream of becoming an actor. Cable had a good grounding in the musical before auditioning, having seen it twice in Detroit as a youngster. The family also had a copy of the soundtrack recording. “I was surprised to hear it was still on the road,” she recalled thinking upon seeing audition notices. #Rich memories Cable joined the tour in January 2010 as an emergency replacement. On her first night, she was given a ticket and told to watch the show from the audience. “I was so surprised at how many memories I had from when I was little,” she recalled. “This show is very visual – seeing light bulbs, costumes or cat faces. This show sticks with you – it’s very powerful, and I think it’s one of the reasons this show has lasted long as it has. It’s as much about reliving the memories as it is creating new ones.” Of Jellylorum, the “alpha cat”, Cable loves that she is a storyteller.

“Her specialty number (Gus the Theatre Cat) fits into the greater context of show. Things slow down, and I love that my character has a chance to tell that story at that particular moment,” Cable said. “It’s a love song, but the song is not about her – she sings about Gus. Some are singing about how great their friends are, and Jellylorum is one of those. If you are quiet enough you can listen to his story, and I think that’s what theater is all about. The power of a story, Cable continued, is the main reason she pursued acting as a career. “I was read to so much as a child, and I grew up with people who loved to tell stories. Dinnertime was story time, and it’s not that way in every household,” she said. “I definitely feel like I am able to bring that sense to the story, in how much I truly love to do that.” For more information or to purchase tickets, call (517) 432-2000 or 1-800WHARTON, or go online to


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Local lawyers named ‘Super Lawyers’ Three members of the Okemos-based law firm of Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers publication. The attorneys included are Stephen O. Schultz, Employment and Labor Law; William K. Fahey, Governmental and Municipal Law and Mark J. Burzych, Franchise Law. In addition, Ross K. Bower II, an associate attorney with the firm, has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 Michigan Rising Stars list. Selection of Michigan Super Lawyers is a thorough, multiphase process that involves peer nominations and evaluations, a blue ribbon panel review, and independent research of candidates. Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of the attorneys in the state are named to the list. Selection process for the Michigan Rising Stars designation is based on peer recognition and professional achievement, and the selection process includes a statewide nomination process and independent research. The Rising Star designation is a great honor; no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state earn this distinction.

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OKEMOS — Graham Goble will receive the Eagle Scout award, Scouting’s highest achievement, from the Boy Scouts of America on June 12. The Court of Honor will be held at Okemos Community Church at 2 p.m. Goble is a member of Boy Scout Troop 109.He is the son of Jim and Monica Goble of Okemos. To achieve the Eagle Rank, a scout must demonstrate leadership and citizenship while earning 21 Merit Badges before reaching the age of 18 years. Another requirement is

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The winners of the 2011 Matt Epling Creative Art Competition received their awards May 22 on the final day of the 48th East Lansing Art Festival. All are MacDonald Middle School Students. More than 450 votes were cast for the “People’s Choice Award”. From left, Kevin Epling; Judges Choice, Winnee Lau; Most Creative Runner-Up, Joy Mazhangara; Judges Choice, Runner Up, Jessica Wang; Most Creative, Lucy Whipp; People’s Choice, Runner-up/Best Craftsmanship, Jing Sojourn; Best Composition, Riley Marjamaa; Best Composition Runner-Up, Suzy Worthington; Tammy Epling. Not Pictured: People’s Choice, Desiree’ Flores; Best Craftsmanship Runner-Up, Stephanie Lingo. COURTESY PHOTOGRAPH

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East Lansing senior Lawrence Collins took first in the 400 dash, junior Alex Townsend won the 3,200 and the Trojans came out on top in both the 400 and 1,600 relays. Okemos had two winners in the field events as senior Owen Hughes placed first in the high jump (6 feet, 8 inches) and Cyril Bieri won the discus event with a throw of 148-11. “That was tough - these kids really laid it on the line,” East Lansing coach Pat Murray said. “We had

some great efforts from every team here, which made this close right up until the end.” On the girls side, Tory Schiller placed first in three individual events and anchored the Comets’ record-setting 800-meter relay team as Grand Ledge captured its fourth consecutive conference championship. After posting an undefeated record in dual meets this season, a league title was only fitting for the Comets.

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EAST LANSING- East Lansing’s boy’s track and field team continued its outstanding season with another impressive showing, capturing the CAAC Blue league title last Tuesday , and capping an undefeated league season. Senior Gavin Midlam placed first in the 110 and 300 hurdles, while Robbie Glew took first in both the 800 and 1,600 runs. “This has been an amazing season so far, and winning this meet was really important for us,” said Glew, whose East Lansing team is currently ranked No. 1 in the state in DiviEast Lansing sion 2. Sandy McGovern Carter, 64, died of an “It takes a lot of mental apparent heart attack, at her home in East focus to do well in these Lansing May 25, 2011, with her loving husmeets, and we all had that band of 25 years, Reginald and her faithful today.” Scottie "MacNicol", at her side. The Trojans finished Sandy was born April 21, 1947, in San Diego, CA, the daughter of John J. and Lois with a final team score of 174. Okemos took second (Blake) McGovern. Formerly of Escanaba, Sandy was a with 137 points and Jackson graduate of the Escanaba Senior High School. She received her bachelor degree in clinical psychology from Northern finished third with 73. Michigan University and her master degree course work at Western Michigan University. Sandy was employed as a policy analyst for the Michigan Department of Social Services. In addition, Sandy was proud to have served as a hospice volunteer for many years, and helped numerous families cope with terminal illness. As a selfless and giving person, Sandy’s friends and family were very precious to her. Sandy and her two sisters, Julie and Susan, enriched each other’s lives, as sisters often do, and she will be an irreplaceable loss for those who knew her and appreciated her generosity and her sincere interest in sharing her most valuable asset of focused care and attention. She enjoyed watching baseball, traveling and reading. Sandy loved gardening and was a long time member of the East Lansing Garden Club. Her seven Scotties were constant companions and provided great comfort over the years. Sandy is survived by her mother, Lois McGovern of Escanaba; her husband, Reginald "Reg" of East Lansing; sisters, Susan (Richard) Parlato of Estero, FL, and Julie McGovern of Escanaba. Also listed among the surviving family are many loving friends. Sandy was preceded in death by her father, John J. McGovern, a Naval veteran who served as a submarine engineer during World War II, and survived the historical Pearl Shane Habron of East Harbor attack of 1941. Lansing pushes to finish A memorial service will be held Monday, June 6, at in the 4X400 meter relay 2:00 pm, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. finals heat at the CAAC Grand River Ave., East Lansing with visitation 1 hour priBlue Championships. KEVIN W. or to the service. On line condolences may be made to FOWLER|LSJ MEDIA

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The TNT Dynamite U14 boys soccer team advanced to the State Cup Finals after defeating the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors 2-1 in the quarterfinals and the Michigan Wolves East 1-0 in overtime in the semifinals May 21-22. The boys were scheduled to face No. 1 ranked Vardar Academy June 4 at the East Lansing Soccer Complex. The team is 5-0 in State Cup play, only conceding one goal and having defeated three ranked teams along the way. (Back to front, l. to r.): Danny Price (coach), Kyle Chapman (DeWitt), Andy Millar (East Lansing), Tyler Bailey (Okemos), Cal Brogran (Okemos), Dan Raben (director of coaching and player development), Shea Russ (Mason), Zach Kovan (Okemos), Dean Bloembergen (Okemos), Monty Frankfort (Okemos), Johnny Rodger (Waverly), Leutrim Shefkui (Mason), Lirim Shefkui (Mason), DeJuan Jones (East Lansing), Brandon DeSmyter (DeWitt), Noah Southworth (Okemos), Adam Stowe (Owosso), Aidan Yetsko (DeWitt). COURTESY PHOTOGRAPH

Kate Buckland, a seventh grader for the Okemos Chippewa Middle School, had a great week in sports. Kate plays catcher and left field for the nationally-ranked Detroit Compuware Fastpitch Softball 12U Team under Coach Ed Ewald. The Detroit Compuware Team won all six games at the National Softball Association Holiday Memorial Tournament in Farmington Hill, Mich. The team, after giving up only three runs in the tournament, became tournament cochampions with the Michigan Finesse Team. She ended the weekend with a .692 batting average after hitting one triple, two doubles and six singles during the tournament. Kate also

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Haslett girls win district opener Madeline Sciarini scored a goal and added an assist as Haslett defeated St. Johns 3-2 in a girl’s soccer district opener last Tuesday. With the victory, the Vikings improved to 8-8-1.

Trojan baseballers lose to Eastern Nate Averill went 2 for 4 with an RBI, but East Lansing lost to Eastern, 5-3 in a nine inning district opener Tuesday.

The Trojans forced extra innings, scoring three runs in the seventh. David Hernandez went 3 for 4 and earned the victory.

Okemos finishes third in tourney Jordan Freund tied for the fourth-best score of the day, shooting a 77, while helping lead Okemos to a third-place finish at the CAAC Blue golf tournament. Jinho Kim added a 78 and Okemos’ team score of was 320. Jack Fossum shot an 80 and T.J. Brogan fired an 81 as East Lansing took fourth with a 339 team score.



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OKEMOS - In a tournament designed to determine the best girls’ soccer team in the area, Okemos left absolutely no doubt, winning the 2011 CAAC Gold Cup with a 6-0 rout of Williamston on May 26 at Okemos High. Ashton Miller scored two goals, Liz Mullin had a goal and two assists, and Caitlin Climes, Kourtney Scott and Emma Baker each scored a goal for the Chieftains, who capped a Cup run that may never be matched: Okemos won its three tournament games by an astounding combined score of 21-0.

“Obviously, today was our day,” Okemos coach Brian Guggemos said. “We got a couple of goals early in the game that gave us a little bit of breathing room. Scoring a few minutes into the game really helped.” The two teams played to a 0-0 tie in their regularseason meeting on April 14. But the Chieftains took control from the start in this one. Miller scored both of her goals in the first half, beginning with a rocket from a sharp angle to the left of Williamston goalie Caitlyn Clem that gave Okemos the lead 3:26 into the game. Williamston nearly tied it with about eight minutes

left in the first half, when a shot by Lisa Vogel had Okemos keeper Molly O’Connor beaten but was cleared off the line by Sarah Kovan. That would be the last time the Hornets were close, as Kovan’s clearance led to the Chieftains’ second goal. Kristelle Yewah fielded the pass and ran into the teeth of the Williamston defense. Two Hornet defenders knocked the ball loose at the 18-yard line, but the ball went to Miller on the left. The freshman fired a left-footed shot just inside the far post to make the score 2-0 with 7:54 left in the half. Miller said that she has


“It just seemed like we were out of sync,” Williamston coach Jim Flore said. “In the first half, we did OK until we got to the final third. The second half just went sour.” Okemos wasted no time after the break, scoring less than two minutes in when Mullin saved the ball from going out for a goal kick and sent a hard cross on the ground. The wet ball slipped underneath Clem and Scott had a tap-in that

made it 3-0 with 38:01 left. Scott returned the favor less than six minutes later, sending a long ball to Mullin over the top and into the Hornet box. Mullin took one touch to control and one more to beat Clem to the upper corner. Climes made the score 5-0 moments after subbing into the game, scoring with 26:54 left off an assist from Paige McKeon, and Baker completed the rout with 5:08 left, assisted by Mullin.

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gained confidence during the course of the year. “At the beginning of the year, it was hard to adapt to the high-school setting,” she said. “I feel a lot more comfortable with my teammates, we’re meshing better as a team.” Clem was called upon to make a clutch save in the final moments of the half, coming out well to snuff out a breakaway by Scott to keep the score 2-0 at the half.

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Sat., June 11th, weight bench, antique saws and misc hand tools, 8-4p.m. Furniture, childtrunk, TV, pictures, bedseveral older barbie dolls ren’s items, clothing, ding, encyclopedias & lots in boxes, lots of craft household items and much & lots of miscellaneous!!! items, several ceramic bismore! que items, and greenware, DEWITT - 12735 Rambler YARD SALE on Fri./Sat. wood items, craft paints, a Rd. June 10-11 9am-5pm. June 10th & 11th. Computvery unique musical 10 June 12, noon-3pm. er items, comics, piece band (kenwood Shootin’ Stars 11th Annual collectables, a trailer, othplays 25 songs) lots of Garage Sale. A large selecer items @ 303 Katheryn St misc. very large sale. tion of items for sale all Mason. Starting at 9:00 MULTI FAMILY SALE, clean and in good condiam. Excercise equip., antiques, tion. Something for everyfurniture, multiple adult one, You won’t want to and baby clothing, toys, miss this one!! baby items, household DEWITT 5466 W Cutler Rd. items and misc items 315 Fri. & Sat. June 10-11, 9-4. State St., Leslie, June 8-10 Cleaning house & barn, baCHARLOTTE ESTATE SALE: 9-5 by items, books, clothing, June 10 & 11, 8am-5pm. OKEMOS, 4202 baby-adult, collectibles, 695 Beech Hwy. NAUBINWAY: Dobie / furn., glasswares, kitch. Hatch/right on Macinac: 2 items, JD lawn mower, tafamily; luggage, grills, apble saw, much more pliances, kitchen/home DIMONDALE-WINDSOR ESitems, books /DVD, TATES COMMUNITY YARD games/puzzles, scrubs, 510 JASON COURT - Moving SALE - Canal Rd. off of crafts. June 10-11, 9-4 sale! Sat., 9-5. Large appliLansing Rd., Sat., June 11, ances, really reasonable, 8-3p.m. Furniture, clothing OKEMOS Pebblebrook Subd, baby items, clothing incl. 4564 Sandstone, E. Grand and more!!! scrubs, elect. appliances, River & Meridian Rd. N. to ESTATE SALE-601 W. $1 items, much more! Sherwood, E. to SandVermontville Hwy, tamara.mcafee@ stone. June 9, 10, 11. 19’’ Potterville June 10 & 11 color TV; sporting goods,; 9:30 am 3 bedrooms, baseslimrider; Weider weight ment, 2 car garage, large bench w/ butterfly attachshed filled. everything to ment, leg lift; Toro general household, tools, snowblower; household antiques and collectibles, items; oil paintings; free including 100 plus ladys stuff too! Decluttering powder jars, glass, china, home! 517-655-4717. RUMMAGE SALE: JUNE 9, 10 toys, furniture and more 9am-7pm & June 11, 9amlifting and pictures at PORTLAND 221 S Virginia 3pm. Handicap accessible. Ave. Fri. & Sat. June 10-11, First United Methodist 9-5. Lamps, Laz-y-boy, Deans estate service LLC., Church, 200 E. State St., St. chest of drawers, etc; sew810-658-0329 Johns. ing notions, antiques, GARAGE SALE JUNE 10-11, linens, dog cages, perenni9-5pm. 1215 W. Parks Rd., al plants, lots of household St. Johns. Lots of housemisc. hold, tools, & fishing stuff. PORTLAND- 400 DONNA DR. GARAGE SALE JUNE 11 & 12, Lots of girls clothes size 510-8pm. Rain or shine. Fur8, mens clothes size lg., niture, books, clothes, bamisc. womens clothes, Raby supplies, kitchen, zor scooter, CDs, & misc. sports, records, bikes, golf household items. Thurs. clubs, & more. June 9, 8-3 & Fri. June 10, 84185 DALLAS AVE., HOLT 12. FISH FOR STOCKING: Most Email the Lansing Community Email the Lansing Community varieties. Ponds & Lakes. Newspapers 24/7 at: Newspapers 24/7 at: Laggis’ Fish 2056Days269-624-6215Eves



Dogs-Cats-Pets KITTY - Walter is such a special boy! He arrived last Fall, scared & starving, now he is happy, loving & chubby & ready to find his forever home. He’s 1-2 yrs, black & white, neutered, shots. Call Annie at 3495580 to find out more! $20.

12 WEEK MALE Cavalier King Charles Spanial AKC, excellent marking & bloodline. $850 231-920-1373 3 APRICOT FEMALES CKC Toy Poodles, $600 born May 1st, mother on site, ready on June 12 taking deposits 517-391-8125

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Online-O Only Auction Thur, June 23rd

1,428±sf 3BR, 2BA on 1.72± Ac. 65+ LOTS

Axes (Different Types & Sizes) Household & Garage items & Tools! Real Estate bidding ends at 1pm Axe Collection bidding ends at 2pm Personal Property bidding ends at 3pm

2480 GILBERT LANS: June 10&11, 9-4. Bike, Fish eqpmt, New Webkinz, Tires, Cavlr hood, bike, Clothes, Wedgewood, CDs Weights, baskets, cabinet Misc kitchen, books Handmade cards, crafts

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June 16th & June 22nd (10am-12pm)


MULTI FAMILY SALE 3400 Benton Rd., Charlotte. June 10-11, 8-6. Baby/ maternity items, curio, jewelry armoire, TV, DVD/VCR, tools, dune buggy parts, tires, hunting/fishing & more.

11981 CUTLER RD., Portland, Fri June 10 8-6 Sat. June 11 8-3 clothes, freezer, tractor mower/snow blower, too many items to list

5217 Bull Run Rd, Gregory

(517) 676-9800

Garage Sales Rural

Garage Sales Suburb

60+ LOTS

June 05, 2011

Garage Sales Suburb

301 STATE ST., Leslie, June 9-11 9-5pm Furniture, baby items, garage, household items. treadmills, oak office set, too much to list

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Moving Sales

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AKC Black females. English. shots, wormed, kid friendly. Parents. $275. 989-386-9034.

COCKER SPANIEL PUPS LAB PUPS AKC, fox red, AKC Small type. Black & hips, elbows OFA, eyes are chocolate. Champion lines. CERF, champion blood989-551-4431. lines, 2 females $850; 2 males $750. Ready in June. DACHSHUND PUG MIX & Taking deposits now. D ACHSHUND PUPPIES Wormed, dews removed, Shots & wormed, ready to 1st shots, microchipped. go. $100 ea. 989-235-3020. Call Joan 517-231-1812. DASCHUND long haired PUPPIES, 4 miniatures. 2 females. LAB/RETRIEVER females, 3 males. Great $275. Call 517-643-5974 family pets. Vet checked, $100 each. 517-505-8662.

8 YEAR OLD Female Feline Seeks Forever Home. My name is Katie & I enjoy naps in laps, gentle strokes down my back & sending love vibes on a daily basis to my companion. I have a laid back, gentle, & sweet personality. I have been spayed. Do I sound like the feline you’ve been hoping to share your life with? If yes, please, drop me an email, or phone. Free. m y pe t ad @ gm a il . co m (517)993-5331 A BETTER DESIGNER TOY BREED PUP, CavaPoos, Morkies, Havnese, Havapoos & more. Vet checked. $250-$650 517-404-3045 AKC FEMALE YORKIE pups, parents on site. $550. 517857-3916 or 517-630-1062

AKC PUREBRED CHIHUA H U A pups Fathers Day specials. 2 males, long / short coat, shots, wormed, 517-782-4983

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUP- MALTESE $500 MALTEPIES, AKC, Vet Checked, 2 POOS & Morkies NoShed Males, 3 Females, $1500. Toys $375/up 989.225.1367 (231)821-2312 MALTESE PUPPIES AKC registered, shots, GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPmales $500 & females, PIES Born 3/26. 1st shots $750. 517-749-0255. & wormed, vet checked. Parents on site. Dad, 110 OLD ENGLISH BULLDOG lbs. $300. 517 482-0036 puppies, reg., shots & wormed, ready to go June GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 10th. $1200. 517-574-6055 AKC. 2 males left, going to be big boys, Dad weights POMERANIAN PUPPY MALE AKC, red sable, black face, 120 Vet chkd., parents on shots, $300. Call 269-763site, $400. 517-908-0171. 2102. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC, good POODLES AKC TOYS, pups, adults, breeding pairs, temperments, shots & very nice. $175-$500. 231wormed 517-764-1451 825-2733. GERMAN SHORTHAIR Puppies AKC. Born 3/28/11. Parents are close working and natural retrievers. $350.00. (989)981-6695

AKC SHIH TZU PUPPIES 2 males, price reduced $300 ea. Current shots & worming Ready to go. 517-589- GERMAN WIREHAIRED 5255. POINTER PUPPIES Roan & Liver, 4 males & 4 females, ARCTIC FOX DOMESTICAT 6 weeks, Beautiful coat ED beautiful friendly good and markings, Champion with dogs Michigan Legal lines, Excellent hunter, 9 weeks $500(517)449-6235 Good with children, Health guaranteed, loveable, dam BASSETT HOUND PUPPIES on site, pure bred, records, 7 wks. old, 1st shots & shots, show quality, dewormed, variety of colwormed, AKC & NAVHDA ors. $275. 989-291-5028. Registered, vet checkedBEAGLE PUPS PUREBRED- 8 includes first shots, wks. old, 1st shots, wormed, dew claws & wormed. Exc. hunting docked tails. Well socialstock. Have parents. $100ized, love to hunt in the $125. 989-640-2175 field and water, very versatile. $800.00, ready for BLOODHOUND PUPPIES 3 homes June 12th. Call weeks, AKC Registered, anyt ime ,(517)204-3600 Beautiful coat and mark( 5 1 7 ) 2 8 2 - 3 3 8 2 , ings, Champion lines, Good with children, loveable, parents on site, pure bred, GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES records, shots, wormed, 10 wks., 3 males. Shots & $600.00. (616)902-6632 wormed, $200. Call 517(517)812-2580 857-2187. GOLDENDOODLE PUPS OFA. BLUE HEELER MIX PUPPIES CKC. Box, bell trained, 5 $50 each. Call 517-726colors, health guar., shots, 1418. ready for good homes 616459-8544. BOSTON BULL BLUE Britts born 5/5. $200/negotiable. GOLDEN MIX 10 Months, 517-625-3617 house broken, lovable, shots, spayed, vet BULLDOG PUPS 8 wks., 4 checked, Great Family males, 2 females, parents Dog, Crate Trained $125. full blood. $600. Call 616(517)303-3023 794-3208.

PUG PUPS- FAWN & Silver Shots Dewormed CUTE! $350/up (810)496-3697 RAT TERRIER PUPS black & white females. 8 wks. Adorable, shots, wormed. $200. 517-490-6260. ROTTWEILER PUPS CHAM PION LINES Health guar., shots, wormed. 5 mos. $475-$575. 517-596-3215. SHIH TZU, FEMALE, multi colored, 1 year old, spade, cage trained, likes children. $250. 517 896-4103. SHIH TZU/MINIATURE PINSCHER mix female pup, 7 weeks. $300. 517-9444480, 517-937-4116. SHIH TZU PUPPIES Brown & White, 8 weeks, Beautiful coat and markings, loveable, parents on site, pure bred, 3 Females, 1 Male $400. (517)437-3696 SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS Blue eyed females. Black/white & brown/white. $350. 517303-5247 after 3 p.m.

WESTIES How to Recognize a RESPONSIBLE BREEDER or 734-455-9239 for our Westies 101 handout.

CHIHUAHUA PUPS LONG- GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS AKC Vet checked, shots & HAIR, 7 wks., 1st shots & wormed, $400-$450. Call wormed. Have parents. 517-223-9239 $300-$350. 517-484-0722. COCKAPOO PUPS Shots & GREAT DANE PUPPIES AKC wormed & shots 7 boys, 7 wormed. $400 cash, each. girls, $550 each. 989-666989-236-7634/989-289-3849 YORKIE AKC V e t c h k d , 7527 shots, tails, dewclaws COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! KITS/CATS RESCUED; done. Parents on site. 1 Good colors. MANY adults declawed; male, $400. 517-652-9287. $200 & up. Shots, wormed www.trinityacresrescue. 989-426-3866 Karen.; includes COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! neuter/basic medical $45Good colors. $135. (517)410-0074 $200 & up. Shots, wormed KITTENS 8 wk old males & 989-426-3866 Karen. females, weaned & box DALMATIAN PUPS black & trained, $10 to good white, 9 weeks, AKC & UKC homes. Please call btwn Registered, Champion 6am-11am 517-394-6547 lines, Dew claws,shots & wormed, $600. KITTENS - Litter trained, 10 YORKIES $500 YORKI-POOS & Shorkies NonShed Toys ( 2 6 9 ) 6 7 3 - 2 2 8 2 & 8 wks., black. $10. 517$375/up 989.225.1367 626-6071.

HOGS FOR SALE $1.40 per lb. Call 517-896-2032.

Computers HP DC7600 DESKTOP PC 3.4GHz 1GB RAM 80GB HDD DVD Burner Windows XP FREE Antivirus, Office FAST!! $120 517.614.8880

POULTRY, WATER FOWL, small animals & game birds for sale. Over 100 HP NC6400 LAPTOPS Intel sellers. Sat. June 11, 6 Dual Core 2GHz 2GB 80GB a.m.-noon. Eaton County DVDRW Wi-fI WIN XP Pro Fairgrounds in Charlotte. Widescreen FREE Antivirus Exit 60 off of I-69, S. of Office $220 517.614.8880 Lansing. MBGBA 989-4249185 or 231-275-2710.


Exercise-Fitness Equipment

MINIATURE HORSES VARI OUS colors & ages. ALSO Tobiano paint mare. 517- POOL ACCESSORIES IN726-0012/517-726-0350 GROUND corner pool steps $300. 10’diving board $250. NICE HORSES, SOME show 20’x40’ solar cover and qual. Ages 3 and up. Have 20’aluminum reel with been worked with & had stands $300. 20’x40’ pool training. $400 and up. 989leaf net $25. Cordless 772-7911 or 989-330-5298 rechargeable pool vacuum $50. 3 step stainless steel pool ladder $50. 1 hp pool pump $75. Sand filter with selection valving $50. 40’ vacuum hose with manual sweeper head and extension pole $20. $1000 for all (517)626-6856 (517)4200698


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INVESTORS-Outstanding LANSING - 2306 Belaire. Move in for $199 when AMISH LOG BEDS, DRESS - CASH PAID D iabet ic test Beautiful 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath and immediate returns in you sign a 12 mo. lease! E R S , Rustic Table and strips. Area’s original, oldNEED A CHANGE brick ranch. Walkout fin. equipment leasing for frac Forest View Apts, Haslett Chairs, Mattresses for est buyer. Friendly & fair. bsmnt. 2 car garage. 2 fireindustry. Immediate lease * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 Cabin or Home. Lowest 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 OF SCENERY ? places, central air, appliout. Tax benefits and high * PET WELCOME price in Michigan! We will pay to relocate CASH PAID ances, new roof coming! returns. We need more * Single level bldg w/ your home to our Up to $20 per 100. $104,900/best. Call 517equipment! 800-397-2672 vate entries m 989-923-1278 community! Call 517-292-0991 321-8658 MM * Washer/Dryer hook ups MM *$8,500 for double wide 1 & 2 bdrm. apts. starting in utility room *$5,500 for single wide at $425. * Vaulted ceiling in living POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S *$199 Starting Site LANSING STATE Utilities included. room Largest Pole Barn CompaRent! JOURNAL 645 E. Jolly Rd., Lansing. * Storage access ny (Built Best Barns) Best *Holt School District! $$ EARN EXTRA $$ 517-372-6250 * Lovely wooded setting Quality, Best Service, Best *Pet Friendly EAST LANSING * Close to everything Price. This Week’s Specials NO APPLICATION FEES! ST. JOHNS NICE R A N C H $700.00 to $900.00 Expires June 15, 2011 Erected 24’x32’x10’- WANTED ATV’S BUYING Contact: HOUSE on quiet dead end PER MONTH Call today for info and tour! $6995.00 30’x40’x10’used abused ATV’S Golf ACCORD PROPERTIES Kensington Meadows street, new carpet, new 517-803-2648 $8995.00 30’x48’x12’Carts Motorcycles and Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. today as sites are windows, 1/2 acre lot, 3 The Lansing State JourConditions apply. $12,495.00 60’x120’x14’More call:517-605-7621 $0Lansing /E. Lansing limited! bed, 2 bath, partial finishnal is accepting applica$ 5 5 , 9 6 5 . 0 0 1000 Area. 517-337-7900 1-888-605-2237 ed basement, For sale by tions for an established Licensed/Insured 1-877WAVERLY & WILLOW owner 517-282-9823 city route in the East Lan802-9591 MM $$$ WANTED ATVS & golf Spacious 1 & 2 bdrms. Expires 6/30/2011 EHO sing area. The delivery carts, 3 & 4 wheelers, runFree heat & water. ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED times average only 1 1/2 PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS ning, non running, any Quiet building. 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. hours daily and 2 1/2 Free Estimates. Licensed condition 517-857-2998 $$$ 517-303-6680 Beautiful Park setting. hours Sunday between and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. ~ Great Apartment ~ Close to schools & shopthe hours of 3:00 am and 45 Year Warranty, ping. Laundry hookup. 7:00 am. You must live in Galvalume Steel—19 ColOPEN HOUSE LAKEFRONT SUNTREE APARTMENTS the East Lansing area. If ors. Since 1976 #1 in MichLake Odessa, 3 bedroom, 2 1100 Sunview Dr. you would like more inforigan. Call Today 1-800-292bath, 1520 Virginia Street, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 989-224-8919 EHO mation, please contact 0679 MM Z Z Sat May 21, 1-3 and Sun PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS0 HOLT 1 Karen Warner at (517) May 22 1-3. 517-204-2081. FREE ESTIMATES-Licensed Z Z 2 bdrm., $1,000 377-1177 or kwarner WAVERLY AREA HUSKY METAL ROOFS and insured-2x6 TrussesLittle work needed. Z Z Duplexes Standing Seam. Metal 45 Year Warranty Financing available. Z Starting at $750. Z Shingles/Slate. All in Old Orchard Apts. Galvalume Steel-19 Colors866-694-0821 Pet friendly. Z Z Stock. Energy Star QualiSince 1976-#1 in Michigan- RV DELIVERY NEEDED. DeFor details 517-272-1000 or ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ fied. $1000 Tax Rebate. liver RVs, boats and other Call Today 1-800-292-0679. visit: Largest Inventory in Michitrailers to the 48 states MC ESTATES 1974 gan. Company Installers. and Canada. For details BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT 2 WINDSOR Windsor, 2 bdrm., 2 full 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefront Free Estimates. Since log on to baths, tip out living area, property. W. of St. Ignace. 1975! 800-380-2379. MM $100 moves you in! WAVERLY/WILLOW MC A/C, $3000. 337 Wellington Large With buildings, good well 2 bdrm, air, applian"0" application fee & Dr., Dimondale. 517-525- ces, carpeting. & septic. Will sell for 50% STEEL BUILDINGS: 5 only Heat pd. FREE DISTRIBUTORSHIP0514, 517-655-3274. or less than appraised val"0" sec. deposit 16x24, 25x30, 30x36, 40x56, $560 mo. Call 517-351Earn Thousands of $$$ Per ue. 906-430-1074 or 1-80050x104. Must Move Now! 9321 or 517-694-8988. Month Giving Away Free 448-6285. Will Sell For Balance Ow1 or 2 bdrms Apts. Hotel Room Vacation Cered. Still Crated/Free Delivtificates In Your Area. ery! 1-800-211-9593 x53 Www.FreeHotelCertificate MM CLINTON C&B Getaways, Inc. 7.5 acres on Island Rd. 2 SPACE GRAVES in the 813-814-1494. MC POLE BARNS, BUILT BEST Will perk. $20,000 firm. Power of Prayer at AIRLINES ARE HIRING— B A R N S , Building Pole 517-622-0801 leave Eastlawn Memorial Gar- BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru Train for high paying Avia- S A W M I L L S Barns Since 1963. Family message. dens, today valued at BAND/CHAINSAW-SPRING 2 bedroom, $325-$560. tion Career. FAA approved Owned, Licensed and In$4,000, will sell for $1,950. SALE-Cut lumber any diUtilities included. Taylor Call us today! program. Financial aid if sured. Spring Specials on 517-589-8776. mension, anytime. MAKE Realty 517-272-1512. 517-694-8975 qualified—Job placement ALL Buildings. 40 year MONEY and SAVE MONEY DIMONDALE 2.1 A C R E S conditions apply assistance. Call Aviation Warranty. 1-877-802-0967 2 SPACES, EAST LAWN PRICE REDUCED. 9 mins. FREE HEAT & WATER. Auto in stock ready to ship. Institute of Maintenance MM MEMORY GARDENS from Lansing & 7 mins. Owners/Waverly. Quiet Starting at $995.00 877-891-2281. MM OKEMOS w/60x16 granite from GM Delta Plant. Pridesirable neighborhood. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE DRIVERS-NO EXPERIENCEbase & 2 matching bronze vate, trees, wild life. ConLg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No m/300N 1-800-578-1363 from Home. *Medical, markers. Faith section lot ventional perk. Land Conpets. From $550. 517-712Ext. 300N. MC NO PROBLEM. 100% paid *Business, *Paralegal, 84B, spaces 1 & 2. Will sell tract. 517-645-7476 or 5174915, 202-3234, 323-1153 CDL training. Immediate *Accounting, *Criminal for $3,500; list price is 712-1372. benefits. 20/10 program. Justice. Job placement as$7,390. 517-663-3383. LUXURY APARTMENT CENTrainers earn up to 49 GRAND LEDGE sistance. Computer availaTER of Lansing. Save Your 1 bdrm., bsmt., garage, cents per mile! CRST VAN ble. Financial Aid if qualiDEEPDALE CEMETERY- 2 Gas. Lg flower patio & grill. laundry, gas forced air & EXPEDITED 800-326-2778 fied. Call 877-895-1828 lots in Garden of Love #2. Utilities Paid. 517-482-8196 central air. $575+ util. MC Asking $1,000 each or best. 719-5600 or 482-8771. MM Valued above $1,300 each. MEDICAL MANAGEMENT MASON/DANSVILLE COUN 517-889-5637 CAREERS start here-Get TRY LOTS 3.3 acres in A BRAND NAME KING connected online. Attend scenic area. Potential SIZE PILLOW TOP MATDEEPDALE MEMORIAL college on your own time. walk-outs. Great country TRESS SET in Original PARK Section 11, 3 lots, Job placement assistance. CHARLOTTE LUXURY living, yet close to towns & Plastic. Includes Deluxe current list at $1990 + 2 Computer available. Finan- FREE FORECLOSURE LIST APARTMENTS expressway. Columbia & Frame. Cost $1,499, Sell for open & closed at $1360, cial Aid if qualified. Call Saddleback Ranch. 2 INGS Over 400,000 properHanna Rds. 517-525-1131. $475. 989-631-2280. will sell all for only $6000. 8 0 0 - 4 8 1 - 9 4 0 9 3 BDRMS., FRESHLY paintbdrm., 2 full baths. ties nationwide. Low down Get your open & closed ed, newer carpeting, Pet friendly. For more inpayment. Call now. 800- WOODED LOTS FOR SALE FREE! Call 847-736-0218. COLEMAN POWERMATE MC range, refrigerator, gaformation call: 517-272880-2517 MM High, dry, natural gas, GENERATOR, 5K watt. Exrage. $650 mo. 6 month 1000 or visit: EASTLAWN MEMORY GARperked, paved road. Red cellent condition. $600. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE lease. 517-930-7104 leave DENS Okemos- Garden of Bud Dr. Haslett area. 517-281-8092 from Home. *Medical message. Commandments, 2 lots, $29,900. 517-339-0524. *Business *Paralegal, Lot 105B 1 & 2. Asking *Accounting, *Criminal FLOOR RUG NEW Beautiful $1,200 for both. Current 501 W BARNES, Lansing. Justice. Job placement asdesigner style, 8x10, HASLETT & OKEMOS price: $1295/each. Call: When you need 3 bdrm., full bsmt., 1.5 sistance. Computer availa$400/best. Was $1,200. $0 deposit 616-516-9758 car garage, fenced ble. Financial Aid if quali517-574-4820. Large 2 bdrms. repairs around the yard, $775/mo. fied. Call 877-895-1828 from $525. Call 517-749-3890. Ph. 337-1133 WANTED: UNWANTED home - and you need REAL ESTATE AUCTION MC appliances, air conditionSaturday, June 18, 2:00 PM them fast - check the ers, cars, trucks, vans, 1005 E. Sturgis St, St. Johns HOLT farm machinery, lawn AIRLINES ARE HIRING (2 blocks east of Bus. 127 Nice 2 bdrm. duplex service directory Train for high paying AviaHOUSING mowers, campers, hot on Sturgis) Nice yard. Central air, $595 tion Career. FAA approved DISCRIMINATION? water tanks, aluminum or in LCN Classifieds 1540 Sq Ft., 3 bdrm., Built & 575 water & sewer inprogram. Financial aid if Call The Fair Housing steel boats, aluminum winin 1972. Corner lot, full cluded. 517-694-1899. qualified - Job placement Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. See dows or doors, aluminum bsmnt., new furnace. Sold assistance. Call Aviation toppers, any types of aluor Call LCN to the highest bidder. InInstitute of Maintenance SEE SOURCEADS.COM minum or steel siding, spect on Sunday, June 5th (877) 891-2281. MC 4 wheelers, go carts, trailMonday-Friday, 8-5 OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE Financial Management Software & 12th @ 2:00-4:00 PM, ers, batteries. Tuesday June 7 @ 6:00 PM1.877.475.SELL All picked up for Free. Support and Training Position 8:00 PM. Terms: Cash, new Call 517-628-2818 mortgage. Sale to be BS &A Software, Michigan’s leading Municipal closed within 30 days. Software developer, is recruiting an individual to $10,000 non-refundable dehelp provide technical support, and eventually train Technical Support - Property Tax posit day of sale. Drivers new clients on our suite of Financial Management Mel White, Auctioneer Administration Software products (Utility Billing, General Ledger, Accounts Lansing,MI Payable, Cash Receipting, Payroll). The ideal 800-229-6092 UTILITY TRAILER W/GATE BS&A Software, Michigan’s leading Municipal candidate will be an extremely self-motivated, 5x10 995, 77x10 1095, new Software developer, is recruiting an individual to outgoing individual that has the ability to Falcon Transport best around also carhauler help support our Tax Administration/Property problem-solve and provide instruction over the Solo Drivers $2150. (517)490-3176 applications. The ideal candidate will be an phone. 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A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand newALFALFA GRASS-EXCELLENT never used, sell all for Hay $3 & up. Can deliver. $275. 989-772-1517. 517-641-6034 A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plasFRESH GREEN HAY F O R tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. YOUR HORSE Alfalfa, Grass Can deliver. or Mix. HOLT $3.50 (517)927-4503 A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can DeTHINNING GARDEN Numerliver 989-832-2401. ous perrenial flowers & shrubbery. Save 90% some BEAUTIFUL NEW LIVING are free! 517-622-2866. ROOM FURNITURE. Couch, loveseat, oversized chair w/ottoman, also, beds, TVs, washer, dryer, treadmill, kids bed, TV stand. Best offer. 517-230-5377. TROY BUILT RIDING mower GLASS DISPLAY CASE, dark - Briggs & Stratton, 17.5hp. wood trim. 76"x30"x12". Good condition. $300. 517$100. 517 627-9703. 575-0059

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HEAVY DUTY PALLET Racks & Forklift for sale. Large qty. of pallet racks. 36" CUSTOM MADE drapes & curtains for 108" window; uprights in various Custom made curtains for heights. 8’ beams 4" & 5". 69½" window. Custom Forklift 3000# capacity. made valance & fabric Available locally. Call Tom blinds for 75"sliding glass at 517-694-4200 or Ted at door. 517-627-9397 269-925-0629 for more information. Email

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

BLAZER, 2002 $5000 4 dr., 4x4. Black on black. Power sunroof. Excellent condition. 517-402-9151

Automobiles Wanted

FORD F250 XLT, 2002 $9,500 170,500 mi. Crew Cab Super Duty 10 cyl, Black, , cargo box,rear seat 517-349-0560

GRAND MARQUIS LS 2004 $9799 Loaded, no issues, non-smoker, 1-owner Excellent cond. 517-676-1040

330-XI, 2006 $20,995 53K mi. AWD, silver on black, auto. Warr./maint. Excellent condition. 517-347-0244



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

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

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E. LANSING- NICE, Quiet 2 bdrm., newly painted, fireplace. Newer kitchen appl. Energy eff. furnace, air, ceiling fans. Storage. No pets. 1622 Parkvale. $695+ util., ref. & dep. 517-3371007. 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 1027 HICKORY ST., Lansing 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 car garage, Basement. Lg. fenced yard. $850. Pets welcome for small fee. 810-577-1102 1218 PARKVIEW - 2+ bdrms., washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator. 1 car garage. $600 no deposit. 517-645-7044 1712½ NEW York St. Lansing Nice 2 bdrm. Washer Dryer hookup in bsmt. New flooring in bathroom & kitchen. $550 + util. 517-372-8129


3001 W. Jason Rd. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, ½ michigan basement, detached 2 car garage, 744 sq ft, propane fuel. $675+ dep. Consumers Energy avail. after 6/15/11 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

2011 HOMES! 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

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LANSING HOME FOR rent neat & clean, new paint. 3-4 bdrm. $750-$795mo. Call Terry at: 517-6417271 OR Tom at: 517-2147648.

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION 126 N. Hayford. Cute 2 BR, near MSU/downtown, hdwd flrs, 1.5 bath, W/D, great storage, $850 mo. No pets, no smoking. 517-372-4964.

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highest disposed of on Fri. June 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm. 7551 Coleman Rd., E. Lansing, MI 48823 517-3390397 Ayodele WebbFurniture Janelle MitchellHousehold goods, Furniture, Boxes, Appliances, TV/Stereo Equip. Any questions regarding the above information are to be addresses to the manager of this facility at the phone number shown above. Manager must secure an original copy of the ad by either obtaining a tear sheet directly from the newspaper or by purchasing a copy of the newspaper.

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s and/or managers lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for pay- Manager ment of such having expired, the goods will be sold TC-924186 at public auction at the be- 5/29/11-6/5/11 low stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise



6214 S. WASHINGTON AVE. 2 bdrm home attached garage, appliances, including WD. $750mo.+dep. 989-6401406/989-224-3532.

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

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GRAND LEDGE 6332 ½ Saginaw Hwy. 1 bdrm., 1 bath, around 1300 square feet. $425 a month 517-575-2668 517-622-6059


ST. JOHNS Handyman Homes Now Available!!! 2 FREE ones and a $500 3 bed/2 bath home!! Contact us for Details The Meadows of St. Johns (989)224-7707

CottagesResorts For Rent CABINS FOR RENT IN CANADA-Walleyes, Perch, Northerns, Birds, Wildlife, Pristine Nature. Boats, Motors, Gas Included. Call Hugh at 800-426-2550 for free brochure. MM

Lake Waterfront For Rent HOUGHTON LAKE- 2 bdrm cottages, clean & comfortable, use of rowboat. $375 wk. Call 517-468-3672 OR 517-648-9802

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Boats and Motors 1970 12’ AlumaCraft boat with deck steering, cover, trailer,and a 1999 15hp Mercury Motor. Approx.50hrs on motor. $1000 firm (517)626-6747 1989 20 FT. Cuddy Cabin, Full camper, 175 h.p, 4.3 V6 chevy motor, EZ load trailer $5300. 517-819-2431.

2004 YAMAHA HIGH OUTPUT WAVERUNNER, 3 seater, shorelander 2 place trailer, 87.9 hours w/ eagle fish mark 480, 2 pole holders, 2 wet suits, 2 life vests, parking ball and anchor $5500 517-282-7704

LESLIE-JACKSON-LANSING AREA R e n t $320, he a t , elect., gas, 2 big screen tv’s, DishNetwork pkg., W/D, all incld in rent, inHASLETT- 3 BDRM., 2 bath ternet avail. 517-230-2920. ranch home. Attached 2 car garage, partially fin. JOHNSON 10HP 1958 Boat bsmnt. Fenced backyard Email the Lansing Community Motor, needs some work.. with storage shed. $1050 Newspapers 24/7 at: $200 (517)626-6747 plus util. & deposit. 332-7709.

1. ZBA CASE NO. 11-06-22-1 JEFF & CINDY SUEHR, 2010 RABY ROAD, EAST LANSING, MI 48823 DESCRIPTION: 5130 Okemos Road TAX PARCEL: 16-400-013 ZONING DISTRICT:RAAA (Single Family, Low Density) The applicant has installed a fence which exceeds the maximum allowed height of six (6) feet; therefore the applicant is requesting a variance. 2. ZBA CASE NO. 11-06-22-2 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS., INC., 809 CENTER STREET, LANSING, MI 48906 DESCRIPTION: 4663 Ardmore Street TAX PARCEL: 21-408-009 ZONING DISTRICT:C-2 (Commercial) The applicant is proposing landscape improvements in the landscaped buffer between the parking area and the road right-of-way of Hamilton Road and Ardmore Street and the landscaped buffer is less than the required width of twenty (20) feet on both streets. The applicant is also proposing to install a free-standing sign which does not meet the required setback from the road right-of-way of Hamilton Road; therefore the applicant is requesting variances. 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. MARY M.G. HELMBRECHT, CMC TOWNSHIP CLERK TC-927597



The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.

This notice is given by order of the Board of Education.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on June 13, 2011 at 7:00 o’clock p.m. at 841 Timberlane, East Lansing, Michigan, the Board of Education of the School District of the City of East Lansing will hold public a hearing to consider the district’s proposed 2011-12 budget. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2011-12 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2011-12 budget including the proposed property tax millage rate is available for public inspection after June 9, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. during normal business hours at 841 Timberlane, East Lansing, Michigan.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budg et will be a subject of this hearing. This notice is given by order of the Board of Education.

Donna Rich Kaplowitz Secretary

Kristin Beltzer, Secretary 6/5/11





Pursuant to 23 CFR, Part 774.3-5(b)(2)(i), Section 4(f) Approvals, the Board of Ingham County Road Commissioners is hereby giving notice that on Thursday, June 23, 2011, a public hearing will be held to solicit comments relative to the use of lands within Burcham Park, City of East Lansing, for proposed improvements to the intersection of Park Lake Road and Burcham Drive. The hearing will commence at 5:00 P.M. in the Executive Meeting Room of the East Lansing Public School’s Timberlane Office Building located at 841 Timberlane Street, East Lansing, Michigan. The Burcham Park property is located southwest of the intersection of the Park Lake Road and Burcham Drive intersection. Improvements to the intersection are proposed during the 2012 construction season. To proceed to construction, acquisition of a triangle of Burcham Park property, framed to the north by Burcham Drive and on the east by Park Lake Road, 0.08 acres total, will be needed for the improvements. When public park lands are impacted by federally funded projects, a Section 4(f) approval is required. Part of that Section 4(f) approval process is to provide an opportunity for public review and comment. Information on the proposed project obtained by telephoning 517-676-9722, 1-800-968-9733, or by email. Any person wishing to present comments on the proposed improvement is invited to be present; however, if a person cannot be present, he/she may convey that statement or exhibit to the Board of Ingham County Road Commissioners by addressing those comments to the Director of Engineering and mailing it to 301 Bush Street, P.O. Box 38, Mason, Michigan 48854. Communications via e-mail will be accepted and can be sent to The Ingham County Road Commission will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as interpreters for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting for the visually impaired, for individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon five (5) working days notice to the Ingham County Road Commission. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Ingham County Road Commission in writing or by calling Brenda Moyer, Deputy Secretary to the Board, at the above address or telephone number. Ingham County Road Commission TDD 517-676-7798. BOARD OF INGHAM COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS Robert H. Peterson, P.E., Director of Engineering TC-927635

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Monday, June 13, 2011, at 7:00 o’clock p.m. at the offices of the Board of Education, 5593 Franklin Street, Haslett, Michigan, the Board of Education of Haslett Public Schools, Ingham, Clinton, and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan, will hold a public hearing to consider the district’s proposed 2011-12 budget. The Board may not adopt its proposed 2011-12 budget until after the public hearing. A copy of the proposed 2011-12 budget including the proposed property tax millage rate is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the school district Administration Offices, 5593 Franklin Street, Haslett, Michigan.




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By Bryan Durbin STAFF WRITER The International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any and all guitars. Those that do bring in their guitars will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their items looked at by a specialist. With the help of these IVGCA members, offers will be made to those that have vintage and modern guitars. Those made before 1970 are most valuable. All guitars will be examined and purchased including vintage guitars, acoustic guitars, banjos, any and all other types of musical instruments. Those that decide to sell their items will be paid on the spot.

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If you are like a lot of people, you might have an old Vintage Guitar lying around. If you have ever wondered what it’s worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell it, if you choose. Vintage guitars could be worth a lot according to the International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association also known as IVGCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for Vintage Guitars, Banjos, Acoustic Guitars and even Drum Sets for their collections. If they are rare enough, one could be worth over $100,000 according to David Mcintosh, Vintage Guitar Collector and IVGCA member. One 1960 Gibson Les Paul went for $100,000 to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable guitars are stashed away in attics, closets, basements, or in a garage around the country. The IVGCA and its collectors have organized a traveling event in search of all types of Vintage Guitars and Instruments. “Even common guitars can be worth a significant amount due to high collector demands,” says Mcintosh. These collectors are seeking the rarest guitars including Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Rickenbacker. These guitars always bring big premiums according to the IVGCA. While the IVGCA’s specialty is guitars, they are also examining other instruments, including drum sets, banjos, flutes, clarinets, etc. The IVGCA says, “You never really know what you have until your item is evaluated by a specialist.” Whatever kind of instrument you may have, bring it in to our specialist. Think about it. You could walk away $100,000 richer!” LJ-0100097306

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