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Vol. 47 - No. 43

Haslett brings Wizard of Oz to stage Haslett High School’s drama department will perform, “The Wizard of Oz,” a wellknown story. But it takes creativity to pull it off. Will there be flying monkeys? Three performances will take place Nov. 19-20, the drama department will try to put their audiences in the Land of Oz. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Performing Arts Center at the high school, 5450 Marsh Road. The performers are: Back Row: Lyndsay Manson (Witch) Matt Sauer (Tinman) Michelle Daniels (Glinda) Front Row: Marcus McGuire (Scarecrow) Elizabeth Ahlbrand (Dorothy) Nick Angel (Lion). See story page 14 Courtesy photogaph

Land bought for $1.5 million sought

Twp. nixes pricey dog park


MERIDIAN TWP. – The Meridian Township Parks Commission will continue its pursuit of a dog park at South Legg Park. The township board Nov. 4 rejected the idea of giving a parcel on Central Park Drive to the commission for use as a dog park. The parcel was purchased by the township for $1.5 million in 2000. The idea had been brought forward by township trustee Lynn Ochberg at a parks commission meeting in July.

Survey results

Ochberg has steadfastly maintained constituents have asked for a

more central location than South Legg Park, which is located on Van Atta Road across from the Harris Nature Center. Parks Commission chair Teri Banas said Ochberg one-third of residents responding to a 2005 survey put the development of a dog park at the top of their “desires and unmet needs” list. “I’m not trying to build a dog park – I’m trying to build a park for people who have dogs,” Banas continued. “This will create a nice opportunity for those people to be outside with their dogs.”

Parks and Recreation Director LuAnn Maisner gave a presentation to trustees that included a timeline of the process to select a site for the proposed dog park. She also calculated the distance in minutes to existing dog parks in East Lansing and Lansing, and showed there was less than 10 minutes’ difference between the proposed sites. A location is more than just the time it takes to get there, Ochberg countered. “There are many reasons to look at a central location,” she said. “The e-mails I’ve received – people don’t feel safe that far from the center See Park/page 6

November 14, 2010

Army veteran Brad Eifert is really a hero I

thank all who have sent their encouraging thoughts and prayers to my husband SSG Brad Eifert; a special thank you to my parents, family, Ms. Barbara Jackson of DeWitt and to VFW Post 7309. Many have read or seen TV reports about the events Guest in connection with my huscolumn band’s arrest and incarceration. Michelle Eifert Please do not judge, publicly berate, and convict my husband. Many media reports have left a incredibly unfair impression of who he is and what he has done for his country. He is a great father, husband and soldier. I am writing not just for my family but for all who have been exposed to public condemnation through incomplete reporting. Community support for my husband is greatly appreciated and reSSG Brad veals just how much people care. Eifert VFW Post 7309 in Mason will be hosting a fund-raiser Dec. 11 beginning at 1 p.m. to raise money for The Brad Eifert Veteran’s Relief Fund. My husband has served for eight years in the United States Army. Like many others after 9/11, he volunteered to serve and protect our country.

See Eifert/page 6 Editor’s note: Retired SSG Brad Eifert, 35, was taken into custody Aug. 9 in a wooded area after firing several shots near his Okemos home. He was charged in 55th District Court with five counts of assault with intent to commit murder and is incarcerated in the Ingham County Jail on a $125,000 cash bond. He has been ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine whether court action should proceed. His family and his attorney say he has been diagnosed as suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome as a result of his military service in Iraq.

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St. Luke Church will provide Van Atta’s hosts Holiday Coat Bank, aided by grant Open House Nov. 20-21

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Ingham County Chapter, is sponsoring a Coat Bank at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Haslett on Thursday, Nov. 18. A grant has expanded St. Luke’s inventory of coats, boots, hats, and gloves. Anyone in need of winter outerwear is invited to come by the church on the corner of Haslett and Van Atta roads, at 5589 Van Atta Road in Haslett, between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Nov. 18. For more information, contact the church office at (517) 339-9119.

Van Atta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 21 from noon-5 p.m. Santa Claus will greet children and reindeer will be on display from 1-4 p.m. on both days. There will be artist’s and vendor’s booths, children’s activities, and the Animal Resource Center will have pets for adoption. Van Atta’s is located on Old M-78 in Haslett, 1 1/2 mile east of Marsh Road. For more information, visit or call (517) 339-1142.

MSU’s Annual Global Festival to be held Nov. 21

’Holiday Heaven’ will be held at St. Marth’s Church

Make plans to travel the world at the MSU’s 26th Annual Global Festival on Sunday, Nov. 21, from noon-5 p.m. at MSU Union Building. The festival’s live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 30 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The Global Festival’s official Web site is http:// Festival admission and parking in the campus are free.

“Holiday Heaven,” an arts and crafts collection, is set for Saturday, Nov. 20 at St. Martha Catholic Church, 1100 W. Grand River. Show hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The event includes a live raffle and 40 vendors. Refreshments include a luncheon featuring homemade soup, and homemade doughnuts and coffee will also be available. The Catholic Church Women will also offer their pie sale fundraiser, with homemade pumpkin, apple and cherry pies for $10 apiece. Zonta Meridian East hosts Pies are frozen and ready to bake. A limited number of pies will session, ‘Women, Money’ be available at the sale on a firstZonta Meridian East will host their come, first-served basis. monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 18, 5:30-7 p.m. at Burcham Hills Retire- CASE Credit Union hosts ment Center, 2700 Burcham Hills Dr., estate planning class East Lansing. A light dinner will be served. WomCASE Credit Union is offering a en in business and the professions are free financial education seminar on invited to attend. This month’s pro- Nov. 17, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,entitled, gram will be “Women and Money Mat- Basics of Estate Planning and Elder ters” conducted by Delores May. For Law. information, contact Delores May at The basic tools of estate planning (517) 337-5014. for people of all ages — a will, a living trust, power of attorney for Kiwanis Club of Okemos finances and medical care will be presented by Certified Elder Law Atwill hear ‘Islam 101’ torney Douglas G. Chalgian, Chalgian The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC, East Lanhold its weekly dinner meeting Tues- sing and Jackson. Long term care/ day, Nov. 16, at Okemos Community Medicaid planning will also be disChurch 4734 N. Okemos Road, in cussed. Seminar to be held at CASE Okemos, at 6 p.m. Credit Union, 4316 S. Pennsylvania, The program will be “Islam 101” Lansing. To register, interested perpresented by East Lansing Police De- sons can call (517) 393-7710 ext. 1030 tective Sherief Fadly. Call Terry at or e-mail (517) 349-2028 for more information.



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Students create Land of Oz East Lansing High School thespians gave the recent Great Pumpkin Walk a theatrical touch, delighting the children by turning the Wild Goose Inn in East Lansing into the Land of Oz. Top: Dorothy and the gang (from left, Emily Reeves, Anton Volovsek, Noah Last and Jordan Tripp) posing on the Yellow Brick Road. Middle: From left, Lollipop Guild members Clara Lepard, Brian Kardell and Ian Whipp show off their irresistible wares. Bottom: Munchkins Sierra McCoy (left) and Emaline Lapinski happily danced in the flowers.


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versity Club of MSU. For New Hope is drop-off more information, contact Kara Schmitt, (517) 349-6306, site for relief project New Hope Church of HasThe Interfaith Thanksgiv- or ing Service will be held at Janet Emery, (517) 349-0154, lett will serve as a relay center for this year’s Operation 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 at All Christmas Child project durSaints Episcopal Church, 800 Kiwanis Club to sell ing the week of Nov. 15-22. Abbot Road, East Lansing. The sermon will be given by wreaths to raise funds Operation Christmas Child a guest from the Islamic CenThe Kiwanis Club of is a project of Samaritan’s ter of Greater Lansing, and Okemos will raise funds by Purse International Relief that prayers and readings will be selling live, mixed evergreen collects gift shoe boxes for drawn from Christian, Jewish, (balsams, pines, etc.), pine hurting children in Haiti and Muslim, Baha’i and other tra- cones, and berries in a 24 inch around the world. Groups may pack their ditions. The All Saints Choir diameter wreaths to hang on will support a come-as-you- your door, fireplace, mirrors, shoe boxes with school supplies, small toys, hygiene are choir for singers from all or lamp posts. participating congregations. Delivered fresh from re- items and hard candy. The Attendees should plan to frigerated truck on Nov. 26 box tops should be labeled bring a small dessert. . For and directly to you upon re- with the child’s age category: more information, call the ceipt which will be in time 2-4, 5-9, 10-14, and whether it church at (517) 351-7160. for holiday decorating. Price is intended for a boy or girl. is $29, payable at time of or- A personal note and photo Wharton to host ‘Mary dering, with all proceeds to may be included along with name and return address Poppins’ fall luncheon benefit local Kiwanis projects a(giving the child an opporThe Wharton Center In- for children and the commu- tunity to write back). Shoe nity. ner Circle is hosting its annuMake checks payable to box drop-off dates are Nov. al fall luncheon to the magic 15-22 at New Hope Church, of “Mary Poppins.” Members the Kiwanis Club of Okemos. 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. See any Okemos Kiwanis and guests will be treated For more information, call to a tea/luncheon at 11:30 member or call Terry at (517) (517) 339-9000, (517) 339-8689 a.m. on Nov. 16 at the Uni- 349-2028. ,

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For preschool- and elementary-age children. Info: 349-3866, Cost: $3 per child per session.

to register. Info: 349-2620, Cost: $150 for six weeks.

Good Form Walking Clinic, Scout Badge Programs at Playmakers Athletic Footwear, Fax: (517) 543-3677 Harris Nature Center, 2299 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, Mail: 239 S. Cochran Ave. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays. Participants Charlotte, MI 48813 Atta Road, Okemos, 10 a.m.- noon will gain the necessary tools to Nov. 20. Webelos, Girl Scouts, be able to walk easier, faster ART GALLERIES Brownie Scouts and Cub Scouts and injury-free. Open to all. Space “Capturing the Essence of can earn their outdoor badges from is limited. Call or go online for Nature Through the staff at Harris Nature Center. more information and to register. Realism”, East Lansing Public All workshops are available at Info: 349-3803, www.goodformrun Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. and " Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-9 last two hours. Groups of scouts Intermediate/Advanced p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, can arrange separate dates by Tumbling Adult Class, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 contacting the nature center. For Spartan Dance Center, 217 Ann p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. information about which badges St., East Lansing, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 1-28. Featuring are offered on a particular date, call Wednesdays. A gymnastics class landscapes, wildlife and horses the center or visit the website. Info: learning skills such as somersaults, in particular. Info: 351-2420 , 349-3866,; rolls, and handsprings, performed " without the use of specialized ResVU 1 & 2 Exhibit, Scene NatureCenter. apparatus with an experienced Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Stories for Sprouts & instructor and spotter. Minimal Lansing, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 14. See Seedlings, Michigan 4-H experience necessary, ages 16 and website for more details. 319-6832, Children’s Garden, Outdoor Garden older. Info: 999-5415, " (indoors if raining), off Bogue Street, south of Wilson Road, East Cost: $10-$14, depending on class CALL FOR Lansing, 10-11 a.m. Nov. 16. This package purchase. Call for foster parents, program is designed especially Kayaking: Paddle Safe, Lutheran Social Services of for young children, ages 2-4, to Paddle Right, Kinawa Middle Michigan, 801 S. Waverly Road, experience the wonders of School, pool, 1900 Kinawa Drive, Lansing, ongoing. Be a hero, foster gardening through stories and Okemos, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 15, hope. Lutheran Social Services of hands-on projects. Featuring: “The 22. Develop basic skills and safety Michigan is always looking for Ugly Pumpkin” by Dave Horowitz. awareness. Learn about boats and loving people to become foster Register online or by phone. Info: gear, how to efficiently maneuver parents for children in the greater 355-5191 ext. 1327, www.4hgarden. a kayak with basic strokes, and Lansing area. Info: 321-7663. " safety on the water. All equipment Call for mentors, Lansing, Odyssey of the Mind, provided. Info: 333-9176, ongoing. Mentor former prisoners. Chippewa Middle School, Food Cost: Looking for volunteers to help lab classroom, 4000 Okemos Rd, $45. one to two hours per week with Okemos, 7 p.m. Mondays. A National Safety Council the New Life Mentorship Program. creative team experience for Defensive Driving Call for more information. Info: middle school and high school. Course, Lansing Area Safety 882-6870 ext. 230. Create a complicated mechanical Council, 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave., device and produce a play using the Call for preschoolers, MSU Lansing, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 18. Course device. Have fun while becoming a Child Development Labs, 325 W. is appropriate for business and visionary. Info: 803-8047. Cost: $60 Grand River, East Lansing, ongoing. industry, courts, general public, donation. Classes are held during the government and municipalities, university’s academic year. schools and insurance discount. CLASSES Enrollment is open until classes are Call or go online to register. Info: full. Classes for ages 3-5 at two Birthing From Within 394-4614, locations, one in Haslett and one in childbirth classes, ASK ME Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the East Lansing. Call or see website for House, 1027 Seymour Ave., Lansing, door . more information. Info: 339-6045, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 21-Dec. Zumba Class, Parkwood YMCA, 2. Childbirth preparation. Info: 2306 Haslett Road, East Lansing. 676-1671, www.motheringour Meridian Township photo Zumba is an aerobics class fused Cost: enroll online. contest, Meridian Township with Latin American and hip-hop Parks and Recreation Office, 2100 Empowered Childbirth rhythms. Class involves a variety of Gaylord C. Smith Court, Okemos, Classes, Greenhouse Birth non-complicated movements that deadline is 4:30 p.m. March 25. Center, 1831 Newman Road, are easy to follow. Call 827-9680 to Photographs must be of nature Okemos, classes are offered from register. Info: 827-9687, www.ymca or recreational activities and taken 7-9:15 p.m Tuesdays. This six-week Cost: $25 for YMCA in Meridian Township parks. Info: series addresses natural childbirth members, $65 for non-members. 853-4616, and additional topics such as postpartum care, breastfeeding CLUBS AND CHILDREN’S and newborn care. A partner or MEETINGS birth support person that will be ACTIVITIES with the birthing mother during Eloquents Toastmasters Chipmunk Story Time, labor and birth are strongly Weekly Meeting, Okemos Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta encouraged to participate. Call Presbyterian Church, meets in Road, Okemos, 10 a.m. Nov. 18.


small chapel off education wing, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays. Info: (248) 974-6127, Cost: guests welcome.

Kiwanis Club of East Lansing meeting, MSU Union, Gold Room, corner of Abbot and Grand River, East Lansing, 11:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Mondays. Info: 655-6767, Ladies Silver Blades figure skating, Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Boulevard, East Lansing, 9:30-11:20 a.m. Thursdays. Figure skating lessons and practice for adult women of all skill levels. Info: 655-4164, Cost: $5 per session. Lansing Oar and Paddle Club Trip Planning Meeting and Pizza Party, Jimmy’s Pub, 16804 Chandler Road, East Lansing, 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Info: 230-0343. Mom to Mom, River Terrace Church, 1509 River Terrace, East Lansing, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Biblically based class to educate, encourage and equip moms of all ages and stages as they parent their children. We offer food, fellowship, teaching, speakers, workshops and small group discussions. Child care is provided up to age 3, as well as Bible stories, crafts, music and gym activities for 3 to 5-year-olds. Register on site or at Info: 351-9059. MSU Community Club meeting, MSU Radiology, 138 Service Road, East Lansing, 12:30-2 p.m. Nov. 19. Topic: “The Wild Spotted Hyenas in Kenya” Dr. Kay Holekamp, MSU Professor of zoology and Director of the MSU Interdisciplinary Program in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior, will speak. Membership is open to all MSU faculty, staff, alumni and their spouses. Newcomers are welcome as guests. Call Debbie Gift for more information. Info: 337-7498. Okemos/Haslett Rotary, Walnut Hills Country Club, 2874 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, 12:10-1:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Info: 853-4144. PMI-PMP Michigan Capital Area Chapter, Lexington Lansing Hotel, 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 16. The speaker is Amy Diane Sherman. For reservations and info, call or go online. Info: 331-8020,

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The HELO Club: New members welcome, East Lansing, East Lansing, ongoing. The HELO Club is a social/philanthropic organization for women new to the area or newly retired. We offer a way to meet new friends, monthly luncheons with speakers and many activities (book clubs, walking group, bridge, etc) in which to participate. Info: Laurie at 339-0482. Upper Grand Valley Michigan Archaeological Society meeting, Baker Hall, Room 454, MSU campus, East Lansing, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Topic is “The Potential of Carbon Isotopes from Encrusted Burned Cooking Resides to Provide Independent Evidence for the Regional Use of Maize.” Wharton Center Inner Circle Fall Luncheon, University Club of Michigan State University, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16. Members and guests will be treated to a tea/luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Mark Gary, doctoral student in the School of Music, will be directing other music majors in a medley of songs from the Broadway show, “Mary Poppins.”

Inquiries about the luncheon and membership in this welcoming group may be directed to: Kara Schmitt 349-6306, or Janet Emery 349-0154, Info: 349-8362.

Zonta Club of Lansing Program Meeting, Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Drive, Lansing, noon Nov. 16. Info: 482-3221. Zonta Meridian East monthly meeting, Burcham Hills Retirement Center, Executive Dinning Room, 2700 Burcham Drive, East Lansing, 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 18. A light dinner will be served. Delores May, “Women and Money Matters.” Info: 337-5014.


Operation Warmth - Free Coat Bank, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5589 Van Atta Road, Haslett, 9 a.m.-noon second Saturdays, 5:30-8 p.m. third Thursdays, through February. Free coat bank offered to those in need in local community. Info: 339-9119. Continued on next page

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“Designing Women of Postwar Britain: Their Art and the Modern Interior”, Kresge Art Museum, MSU campus , East Lansing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 16-Dec. 17. Explosions of color and playfulness abound in this collaboration with the MSU Apparel and Textile Design program. Info: 353-9834, “The Power of Design”, Kresge Art Museum, Perspectives Gallery, MSU campus , East Lansing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 9-Dec. 17. Exhibition of Chinese textiles, costumes and costume accessories from MSU’s Apparel & Textile Design collection. Info: 353-9834. Art Happens, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, runs Nov. 6-28. Show features works from about 85 local artists. Runs during library hours; sales are 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 347-2021, "


Mobile Food Pantry, Friendship Baptist Church, 2912 Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 20. Distribution of free, fresh, non-perishable food items. Those who can participate include those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and families/individuals with limited or low-income jobs. Bring a box or bag to carry food. All participants must bring a valid state identification card or driver’s license. Info: 483-4477. "

money to cover competition fees as well as to help local non-profit, Case Cares. Case Cares is building a baseball field for Lansing Area disabled youth. Tickets cover all you can eat spaghetti, salad, and breadsticks from Fazoli’s, as well as drinks and deserts. For more info or tickets contact Sam at Info: 927-4789. Cost: $7 in advance, $8 at the door.

“Pro-Teen Plan” at no cost to youths aged 10-17 as part of its continuing efforts to help fight childhood obesity. During the next eight weeks, the first 25 youths who qualify at each of its 34 locations throughout Michigan and Northern Ohio, can benefit from this offer. Info:


Talk and Signing with David Sedaris, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Author of “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.” Info: 316-7495,

endurance, balance and flexibility. For more information and to register, contact Molly Smith, Health and Wellness Director at 827-9687 or at Registration is required. Info: Cost: $20 for seven weeks (new participants), $70 to re-enroll.


17th Annual Christmas in the Country Craft Show, 2995 E. State Road, between Wood Street and Chandler Road, Lansing, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 18, noon-5 p.m. Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20. Angels, purses, ceramics, florals, aprons, jewelry, towels, holiday items, and more for sale by local crafters. Info: 482-4113. Silver Bells in the City, Downtown, Lansing, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 19. Kick off the holiday season with this 26th annual event featuring an electric light parade, followed by the lighting of the holiday tree, fireworks in front of the Capitol and much more. Info: 372-4636,


Downloading e-books workshop, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Learn how to download e-books to your PC and portable device. Participants are encouraged to bring their e-readers. Registration required. Info: 347-2023, "


Book Launch Tailgate Party: “Tailgating on the Banks of the Red Cedar Vol. 2”, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, 6 p.m. Nov. 17. In-store tailgate party featuring cookbook recipe samples, MSU Marching Band, members of the MSU Football Association and other special guests. Proceeds from the sale of cookbooks will benefit Haven House. Info: 316-7495, Cafe Scientifique, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, 7 p.m. Nov. 16. The topic is “Are Male and Female Brains Wired Differently?” “Are Anatomical Sex Differences in the Human Brain Significant?” Christel Marschall, LCC biology professor, will present and discuss the results of recent research in this area. Info: 316-7495.


Bring a Friend Month, MSU Community Music School, 841 Timberlane St., East Lansing, throughout November. The MSU Community Music School has always offered classes, lessons and ensembles you enjoy. Now you can share your favorite CMS experiences with a friend. For the entire month of November, CMS is encouraging students to bring a friend when they attend a program. The entire school is open to Bring a Friend month but please check with your instructor first. All participants in Bring a Friend Month will receive a special gift from CMS. Info: 355-7661. Jeff and Vida at the Pump House, Orchard Street Pump House, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14. Info: 927-2100, JeffVida/Welcome.html. Cost: $10, all money to the musicians. Faculty Artist: Mark Votapek, cello and Ralph Votapek, piano , MSU Music Building Auditorium, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Info: 355-3345, Cost: $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens, free for students. Grand River Flute Ensembles, Okemos High School, Band/Choir Room, 2800 Jolly Road, Okemos, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Two all-volunteer flute ensembles, open to the public. First and third Tuesdays for advanced adults and high schoolers, second and fourth for intermediate flutists. Welcoming flutists of all ages from the mid-Michigan area to join us to rehearse, brush up your skills, and enjoy performing locally (optional). Flutists may join at any time. Piccolos welcome. Info: 898-6958, Grand_River_Flutes.html. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Musique 21, MSU Music Building auditorium, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Guest artist Joseph Lulloff on saxophone. Music by Bates and Ruggiero. Info: 353-5340,


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Bring your patrons, $250 each for benefactors. family for a hot egg, sausage Cost: donations only. and pastry and OJ meal with GAMING your friends. All are welcome. Info: MSU-PSU Blood Bananagrams Night , 432-9738, Challenge, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chapbook Cafe at Schuler Books 360 Albert Ave., East Lansing, & Music, 1982 W. Grand River FUNDRAISERS 2-7:45 p.m. Nov. 15. Appointments Ave., Okemos, 7 p.m. first and $5 Jewelry and Accessory preferred, but walk-ins are also third Thursdays. For fans and Sale, Clark Conference Center welcome. Info: 333-2999, novices. Meets 7 p.m. first and St. Lawrence Campus of Sparrow third Thursdays. Info: 349-7326, Health System, 1210 W. Saginaw Telka’s Fall Stress St., Lansing, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Management Series, Nov. 15. Sparrow Professional Campus Village Center Conference GOVERNMENT Building, Third Floor Atrium, 1200 Room, 1151 Michigan Ave., East E. 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Info: topics such as relationship healing, " follows the rise of internationally 364-7179. conflict resolution, anger acclaimed Ladino singer, Yasmin Christmas wreath management, healing depression, HEALTH Levy. In Hebrew, Spanish and fundraiser sale, Okemos, anxiety and low self-esteem, Bariatrics & Weight Loss Ladino with English subtitles. Part delivered Nov. 26. Fundraiser for parenting stress, weight issues, Seminar, Ingham Regional of the MSU Jewish Studies Kiwanis Club of Okemos. Call to and procrastination. Prior Medical Center Dawe Auditorium, Program’s Israeli film series. Info: order. Info: 349-2028. evaluation and registration is 2720 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, 432-3493, required. E-mail TelkaAR@com 6 p.m. Nov. 17. Doctors Mindy Purse Sale Fundraiser, Film Movement Series, Info: 332-9310, Lane and Melissa Richardson will Ingham County Medical Care, Capital Area District Library Cost: present an informative program on facility multipurpose room, 3860 Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos cost covered by insurance and advanced and less invasive weight Dobie Road, Okemos, Road, Okemos, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. private rates available. loss procedures. Call to register. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Hosted View a recently released, Info: 913-4010, " YMCA Active Older Adults by Treasures Gift Shop. Featuring award-winning, foreign or Michigan based “Boutique to You”, Program, Parkwood YMCA, Dr. Aajay Shah Friends independent film. This month: offering designer inspired 2306 Haslett Road, East Lansing, and Family CPR classes, “Alamar” (from Mexico). For adults handbags and women’s 9-10:30 a.m. Mon-Wed. Exercise Mid-Michigan Heart Group, 2134 and mature teens. Info: 347-2021, accessories. 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to work through and cope with these psychological symptoms and volunTours in Iraq tarily utilized the Veterans AdminisHis Military Occupation Specialties tration, receiving counseling. If he were living and working on a (MOS) for the first five years of sermilitary base these services would be vice was Cavalry Scout with the 1st immediately accessible. Battalion 8th Infantry Regiment. He In July of 2010 Brad was officially served two tours of duty in Iraq and received four hash marks for his com- diagnosed with PTSD by military staff doctors at Fort Knox, preceding his bat service. He received the Global War on Ter- medical discharge from military service. Since his incarceration his medirorism Expeditionary medal for sercal board status has been placed on vice from 2003 to 2004, a Campaign hold and he currently remains active medal with two stars for service in military. 2006 and 2007, as well as a Combat The U.S Department of the Army Action badge. There were only 30 decided to revoke his payroll as of Task Force Scouts in his entire batAug. 16, 2010. While I realize he is talion. currently being held at the Ingham After returning from his second County Jail, facing charges, he has tour in Iraq in 2007, my husband not been convicted of any crime. began a three-year recruitment asWhile I have great faith in our jussignment. During this assignment he received the highest honors awarded tice system I feel that he has not been considered innocent until provto recruiters. en guilty. Furthermore, my fears grow PTSD’s effects daily that he is not receiving any of the assistance an honored combat Since returning from Iraq he veteran should receive. sought his own personal psychological help to deal with various Post Help often sought Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms My husband was calling out for (PTSD). help from his fellow soldiers and Since 2007 he has diligently tried

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commanding officers for a long time. While the events of that day are still under investigation and his lawyer is working diligently to seek justice, I am most thankful that my husband is safe and alive. My heart goes out to all the men and women who have fought for their country, for those that have been wounded physically and carry with them both outward and inward scars. I have great respect for all the men and women that serve and have served our great country. All should be respected and honored for their service, not forgotten or left behind. I did find some interesting information concerning another “soldier” being held in a County Jail in Texas; an article from ABC NEWS.COM reported another soldier still receiving his pay . If this is true, why would the Department of the Army so quickly condemn and financially revoke my husband’s pay? Clearly the case referenced in the article neither resembles nor compares to Brad’s. My heart, thoughts, and prayers remain with SSG Brad Eifert, my husband, best friend and team mate. Michelle Eifert and her husband are Okemos residents.

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of town.” There are also stores with dog supplies – food, etc. – within walking distance of the Central Park Drive location, Ochberg indicated. However, Treasurer Julie Brixie pointed out the land was purchased for public use and may still be needed.

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A new fire station, replacing the half-century old Central Station, was one possibility mentioned. “I’m not interested in giving the land to the park commission. That’s not why we bought it,” Brixie said. Citizens Advisory Committee member Sabrina Jenkins told trustees she believes most people don’t care where the dog park is – they simply want one. “I stand by their (the park commission’s) recommendations,” Jenkins said. “They see the whole picture, not just a piece of it.” Trustee John Veenstra also acknowledged public demand for a dog park. “The park commission is to be strongly commended for meeting that demand,” he said. “We may well find so much demand at the first dog park that we will need to establish several dog parks in the township.”





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here was 56,000 pounds in set, 14 trucks, 2.5 days of set up, and over 250 costumes. By themselves the numbers really don’t mean all that much, but couple them with the cast, music and dancing and suddenly you’ve got the magic of Mary Poppins on your hands. The element of the movie that really made children watch it over and over was the magic. The three-hour production is at the Wharton Center for the Peforming arts for 21 shows from Nov. 4 through Nov. 21. Before the show, no audience member would have believed the show capable

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This is not just a replica of the Disney movie, Rising though; a new cast of characters is brought in. Ms. Anstar drews (Ellen Harvey) is the evil nanny who raised Mr. Melissa Banks (Laird Mackintosh). Delekta She is called in to Nanny production so entertaining. Michael and Jane Banks Surprises (Cade Canon Ball and CaThe big dance numbers mille Mancuso) once Mary Mary Poppins (Caroline really make this show Sheen) pulls objects from shine. Everything from bal- Poppins leaves. She belts a new song her carpet bag that in let in “Jolly Holiday”, to tap any normal circumstances in “Step in Time” is incorpo- “Brimstone and Treacle” and makes a character that should not fit, she slides UP rated. the banister, Bert (Nicholas One of the musicals big- the audience will love to hate. Mrs. Corry (Q. Smith) Dromand) tap dances UPgest numbers is “Supercalis the owner of a magical SIDE down, and in the cool- ifragilisticexpialidocious” est bit of magic Mary FLIES which couples quick chore- shop in the park where “Supercalifragilisticexpialiover the audience and up to ography and lightning fast docious” takes place. This the balcony where she disspelling for a tune that is colorful shop is the image appears. guaranteed to be stuck in of every child’s fantasy canMagic is just one of the your head during intermisdy store. elements that makes this sion.

Even Mary Poppins is not quite the same nanny we fell in love with during the movie. She has a bit harsher domineer while still keeping the fun loving side everyone knows. She comes into the Banks’ lives not only to watch the children but to teach Mr. and Mrs. Banks (Blythe Wilson) a few lessons on parenting and the importance of family. Mary Poppins was first brought to life by P.L. Travers, author of the Mary Poppins book series. Disney then brought her books to the big screen. Travers was never happy with the movie though saying that it “prettied” the

character of Poppins up too much. The stage show’s producer Cameron Mackintosh made it a priority to merge both the books and movie for the theater production which is the reason for the differences. The songs will have you itching to get up and dance, the dance’s will keep your eyes fixed on the stage in awe, and the cast will make you want to join in the fun. This is the magic of Mary Poppins. Melissa Delekta isa student at Okemo s High School and is part of Lansing Communit Newspapers’ and the Wharton Center’s Rising Star Program.

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Angry parents criticize Taser incident at ELHS By DAWN PARKER

EAST LANSING – Angry parents packed the East Lansing school board meeting Nov. 8 to protest what they view as excessive force by authorities in the recent arrest of two students. Students Marcus Reid and Hodan Sharif, both 17, were taken into custody following the Nov. 4 incident, which took place just before noon outside the school. Reid faces two counts of hindering, obstructing and assaulting a police officer and one count of disorderly conduct, while Sharif has been charged with one count each of disorderly conduct and disorderly obstruction. The third male student, a juvenile, will face disorderly conduct charges in probate court. During his regular report, Superintendent Dr. David Chapin spoke of “this unfortunate and significant incident” that “required police intervention.” Chapin also read from a letter posted on the district web site ( signed jointly with high school Principal Paula Steele. “We acknowledge its significance,” Chapin added, “and it will be analyzed from many angles in the days and weeks to come.” Reid’s mother, Dionnedra – who alleges that her son was forcibly restrained by four officers while a fifth used a Taser – spoke in a special comment time at the end of the meeting. “You are responsible for our children,” Dionnedra Reid told board members. Several parents and community members addressed the board, taking a total of approximately 30 minutes.

“I reviewed the videotape with Ms. Steele, with you, Dr. Chapin, with my husband … and we all saw the excess of force that officer was using on that young lady. We all saw my son being held down while he got Tased twice in his chest. Not one time in that video we saw did we see my son touch that officer – not one time.” The video in question was taken by a school security camera. The video is still being reviewed and has not been released to the public, although the Lansing State Journal has filed a Freedom of Information Request for a copy.

called for backup. A total of seven officers responded to the scene, Johnson said, three of whom dealt directly with Reid. Johnson said Reid was combative, and after efforts to control him were unsuccessful, Reid was Tasered by police. Reid continued to resist arrest and refused to be handcuffed, Johnson said, and was eventually restrained and transported to ELPD, where he was lodged in jail. While in jail, Johnson said Reid did not complain

Emotions ran high

Reports written by school resource officer Scot Sexton, ELPD Sgt. Scott Wrigglesworth, Officer Kristine Khoury and acting chief Juli Liebler – made available through the Freedom of Information Act – describe the Marcus Reid and Hodan Sharif as being verbally and physically assaultive. Khoury’s report, in particular, notes numerous uses of profanity by Sharif. The obscenities used were directed, according to the report, at both school officials and police officers. Khoury also noted in her report that Sharif’s voice carried across the high school parking lot, and that she was resistant to being handcuffed and placed in the patrol car. Sexton also documented numerous uses

Emotions ran high in the packed meeting room. “It is no secret students and parents are livid,” said Darryl Pettway, president of the Black Parents Union at the high school. “We want to know it is being handled appropriately.” East Lansing Police Capt. Kim Johnson said an ELPD school resource officer was attempting to escort Sharif off school grounds when Reid intervened. Reid, a junior, was listed on East Lansing’s varsity football roster at the beginning of the 2010 season. His name appears on another roster at, listing him as a 6-foot-3, 237-pound lineman, and he remained on the football team for the entire season. Sharif had been suspended from school but would not leave school grounds. Johnson said he was unfamiliar with the reason for the suspension. Johnson said Reid began wrestling with the officer outside the school, who then

of any injuries. Sharif and a male student were also arrested and escorted from the school, stemming from the same incident. While in the ELPD jail, Sharif complained of an injury to her wrist. Johnson said she was transported to Sparrow Hospital, where she was x-rayed and medically cleared. A total of four students were suspended following the incident, Chapin said.

Police reports: Students verbally, physically assaultive of profanity by Reid in his report, along with a request. “They kept telling me to, ‘Bring it. Just bring it. Just tase me’,” Sexton wrote in his report. The 6-3, 237-pound Reid was also described as physically aggressive. In his report, Wrigglesworth details the struggle to handcuff Reid. “I was trying to get his left hand behind his back and he was trying to get his left hand in front of him” Wrigglesworth wrote. “I was finally able to get the left handcuff on and as I did, myself and Acting Chief Liebler were unable to get the subject’s right hand behind his back. He was resisting arrest. He was trying to pull away from Acting Chief Liebler and I, and he was forcibly trying to get his hands in front of his body.”

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OKEMOS — The Kiwanis Club of Okemos has named Alec H. Findlay, a senior at Okemos High School, its “Citizen of the Month” for November 2010. Alec was introduced by Okemos High mathematics teacher . Margie McJames, who is the “Teacher of the Month” for November 2010. Alec introduced his father, John Findlay, and sister older Allison at the Nov. 9 Kiwanis Club meeting. Alec has another older sister, Denise. Both of his sisters were previously recognized by the Kiwanis Club of Okemos as Citizens of the Month. Students are selected based on their citizenship, volunteer activities, and community involvement and service. The teachers at OHS nominated about 38 students for this award and the Kiwanis Club of Okemos, under the leadership of member Tom Burchman, selected 8 to honor during the 2010/2011 school year. Alec participated in service-related projects at OHS through the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Student Council. He helped for four years with the Second Saturday Supper for the Senior Citizen homemade meal. Alec has been the Lay Reader and weekly Acolyte at Christ the King Anglican Church. He has participated in many and various Boy Scout, school, National Honor Society, and church food drives, coat, and back pack program service projects. He obtained new government tombstones for unrecognized Civil War veterans. Participation in extra-curricular activities include U S Army Cadet Corps


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The Kiwanis Club of Okemos named Alec H. Findlay, a senior at Okemos High School, its “Citizen of the Month” for November 2010. Pictured are (l. to r.): Kiwanian Tom Burchman, John Findlay, Alec, Margie McJames and Allison Findlay. weekly drills at Selfridge Air Force Base, Okemos High cross-country team for three years, track team for two years, marching band and concert band. He is a trumpeter and was bugler for the Boy Scouts, cemetery ceremonies, and Governor’s Honor Guard. Alec has been a member of the Boy Scouts for 12 years. He has been a member of the Okemos Student Council for four years and is now serving as treasurer. Alec was awarded the Eagle rank in the Boy Scouts at the age of 13. He has received the Eagle Palm award and was also elected to the Order of the Arrow. Alec was chosen for the Michigan Governor’s Honor Guard for four years with an award for Top Honor Guard Scout in 2009, and Top Honor Guard

Patrol Leader in 2010. He received the American Legion Scholarship award for Boy’s State and attended in the summer of 2010. Alec believes his Boy Scout experiences have lit his fire to further volunteer to serve the community in ways that will make a positive difference. He expects to volunteer wherever he is needed for the rest of his life. His vocational goal is to be a military officer and he has made applications for appointment to the Military Academy at West Point. Other schools of choice for him are Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. — From the Kiwanis Club of Okemos

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HASLETT – Whether in book or movie form, “The Wizard of Oz” is one of those iconic stories everyone knows — or thinks they know. For three performances Nov. 19-20, the Haslett High School drama department will try to put their audiences “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with their own telling of a transcendent – and tricky – tale. “This is a very technically difficult show,” director Erich Wangeman said. “How do you simulate a tornado on stage? How do you show the Good Witch Glinda in a bubble? How do you turn a 6-foot-4 boy into a Munchkin? That is the magic of theater. We don’t have the luxury of a special effects studio, but we’re doing a great job of solving those issues.” Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Performing Arts Center at the high school, 5450 Marsh Road. Wangeman put on a production of “Wizard” once before, in the early 1990s, but his history with the show goes back much further. Back in his high school days, Wangeman was the Scarecrow. And as is his practice, Wangeman chooses the show to fit his actors, not the other way around. “It takes a very special and loving group of students to portray these characters,” he said.

While this “Wizard” is a lot like the movie, it’s also very different. “This version is so much more about Dorothy’s discovery of herself,” Wangeman said. “It’s about her knowing her own heart, her own mind and her own courage. When she knows that, she can go home.”

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In Haslett’s production, Aunt Em (Lyndsay Manson) and Uncle Henry (Aaron Petrovich) are something more than they seem, especially to Dorothy (senior Liz Ahlbrand). Wangeman said Ahlbrand has “a voice like Lena Horne” and lots of dance experience. “She embodies the character of Dorothy,” he added. Dorothy’s friends who travel with her to see the Wizard are the Cowardly Lion (junior Nick Angel), the Tin Woodman (Matt Sauer) and the Scarecrow (Marcus McGuire). Angel was recognized as one of Michigan’s top 10 high school soloists as a sophomore, Wangeman noted, while McGuire is the drum major for the Haslett Marching Band and plans to study music education. Then there’s Sauer, who serves as the student council president among many other volunteer opportunities around school. “This is a kid who really does have the biggest heart. He is the kindest student,” Wangeman said. The show will have many special treats, including an actual chorus of fly-

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“There are some things we can’t make like the movie, so we have to use our creative wits.” — Director Erich Wangeman ing monkeys with costumes made by a parent of a cast member. “(The flying monkeys) were the No. 1 request from the last time I did the show,” Wangeman said. There are hazards, however, in trying to recreate a much-beloved film. “There are some things we can’t make like the movie, so we have to use our creative wits,” Wangeman said. One thing that doesn’t have to be manufactured is the audience’s reaction to the show. “They understand the message at the core – Nurture your home, nurture your community, know yourself and nurture yourself in the community,” Wangeman said. “This is the right group of kids (to do this) – they are so wonderful and kind, and so good to one another.” Tickets are $6 for all ages, and are available in advance at or at the door. New this year is the ability to select specific seats (for an extra 75 cents per tickets) and print purchased tickets at home. For more information, call the high school at (517) 339-8249.

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EAST LANSING – City officials are poised to extend the city’s medical marijuana moratorium for an additional 90 days. Pending a formal vote at the council’s next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, a new ordinance will continue the moratorium through

February 15, 2011. Community development analyst Tim Schmitt told council members at their Nov. 9 work session that his office continues to hear from residents about potential dispensaries in the city. “We get calls multiple times a day,” Schmitt said. “There is still a lot of public input to be had. A lot of what we get right now is, ‘Is the moratorium still on?’ Council member Kevin Beard

noted that the more vocal residents are those interested in the dispensary aspects of the legislation, while neighborhood residents have yet to be as vocal. Mayor Victor Loomis said he’s expecting representatives of the Associated Students of Michigan State University and the Council of Graduate Students to weigh in, while the university’s Residence Hall Association has yet to voice its stance.

University officials have told the city the campus is a drug-free zone, Loomis continued, and will comply with all federal laws. A student who qualifies for the use of medical marijuana will be permitted, however, to cancel their on-campus housing contract without penalty and be free to move off-campus. The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, passed by voters in November 2008, allows

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EAST LANSING – A Lansing man is facing domestic assault charges afer he allegedly hit his wife several times while she was driving their car. East Lansing Lt. Bill Mitchell said dispatchers fielded a call at 9:35 p.m. Nov. 6 from a female caller who said she was in the parking lot outside City Hall. An East Lansing detective heard the call and went outside to investigate. The woman, a 28-yearold East Lansing resident, told the officer she had been having problems with her husband and had driven to the police station because of her husband’s violence while she was driving. The man, identified by police as Harvey Lee Hester, 28, of Lansing, had reportedly been drinking. The couple had gotten into an argument about his drinking, and the woman said he began hitting her while the car was at the intersection of Grand River and Hagadorn.

Hester was arraigned Nov. 7 on one count of domestic assault and jailed on $10,000 bond, police said. He was subsequently transferred to the Ingham County Jail in Mason when he could not post bond. Hester’s blood-alcohol content was measured at .13, above the .08 threshold for legal intoxication in Michigan, according to police.

qualifying patients to possess 2-1/2 ounces of marijuana and 12 plants for personal use. A caregiver is allowed 2-1/2 ounces of marijuana and up to 12 plants per qualifying patient for a maximum of five patients. While the law is in force at the state level, the way in which it was written has made for confusion in many local communities, leading to moratoriums across the state.

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LANSING — The Lansing Regional Chamber has named East Lansing resident Nell Kuhnmuench this year’s ATHENA award winner. Kuhnmuench will receive her award at the First Annual Athena Award Presentation which will take place on Dec. 1, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center. “It is both humbling Nell and exhilarating to be Kuhnmuench recognized as deserving a place among the outstanding women who have received this award from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce since its inception,” said Kuhnmuench. “It is a path many others have charted, through hard work, ethical and fair treatment of all and integrity that has allowed me to arrive at this point. It is with great hope that I can mentor and share that which I have learned from them to help those embarking on their own professional undertakings. “Our community is richer for the con-

tributions of all who have ‘It is both gone before, and I can only humbling and hope to contribute in the exhilarating ....’ same man– Nell ner.” KuhnmKuhnmuench uench is an owner/ director of Governmental Consultants Services, Inc., a government relations consulting firm in Lansing. During Nell’s career she has been a leader in advancing opportunities for and mentoring women. She was the first female chief of staff in the Michigan House of Representatives, as well as the first woman principle in a major Michigan multi-client lobbying firm. Kuhnmuench has also been deeply involved in community organizations during here career. She currently serves on the East Lansing School Board, and has also served on the host committee for Sparrow’s

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Humane Society to open spay/neuter clinic LANSING — The Capital Area Humane Society will more than double its lowcost spay and neuter program to help control the area’s growing population of

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EAST LANSING — New officers were recently elected during Haven House’s annual and outgoing members were recognized for their six years of dedicated service to homeless families. Elected were:

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don’t just create hardships for individual and families they have a dramatic impact on pets as well.” Lansing was identified as a region in high-need of lowcost spay/neuter services based on the area’s economy, and homeless-pet problem. The number of unwanted pets and incidents of pet neglect have been mounting in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties over the years, overloading local shelters. The new facility will allow CAHS to provide 11,500 spay and neuter surgeries annually, up from the current 5,000.

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EAST LANSING — Fifty-seven students at East Lansing High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

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Business briefs IRMC names Brown its new director of planning, marketing

Ingham Regional Medical Center has named Brian Brown as the hospital’s new director, planning and marketing. Brown has more than 10 years of experience working with clients in both public and private sectors, Brian specializing in issues manBrown agement, advocacy, crisis communications and media relations. Brown resides in East Lansing. “We are pleased to have Brian join our team,” said Robert N. Wright, Ingham president and CEO. “His high level of integrity, strong communication skills, and strategic planning experience, are an asset to Ingham Regional.” Brian’s responsibilities will focus on developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies for Ingham Regional. He will also maintain community relations and manage internal employee communication planning. Brown most recently served as senior account executive at a local advocacy communications firm where he managed public relations activities for a diverse set of clients, including several in the health care sector. Prior to that position, he served as senior account executive for an issues management public relations firm in Lansing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University and completed a mass media study abroad program in the United Kingdom.

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Okemos businessman receives MSU Alumni Service Award

The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University recognized two of its own at the recent MSU Alumni Association’s annual Grand Awards Banquet. For The School, it was an especially gratifying evening, with one of its “adopted” alumni, Dr. William Lazer, being named an MSU Honorary Alumnus, and one of its alumni, Dave Havrilla (BA ‘70), receiving an MSU Alumni Service Award. Havrilla is a retired insurance agent in Okemos. Dave received one of the MSU Alumni Association’s Alumni Service Awards, and it is not hard to see why. During his career, he was active in raising funds for organizations such as the Red Cross, Haven House, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Lansing Ballet Association, Easter Seals, Camp Highfields, United Way, Ingham CounGorsline Runciman Funeral Homes ty Fine Arts Committee, St. Martha School Okemos, and other community organizahonored by national association of tions. He is known throughout the area for his On Oct. 11, Gorsline Runciman Funeral tireless fundraising efforts. Homes was honored with the 2010 Pursuit His efforts extended to MSU, as well, of Excellence Award by the National Fuwhere Dave is a member of the Snyder Soneral Directors Association (NFDA) during ciety, Landon Society, and Wharton Legacy its International Convention & Expo in Circle.He has served as past president and New Orleans, La. board member of the Mid-Michigan Alumni Only 166 firms from around the world club, and as a member of the Wharton Center received this prestigious recognition, plac- Advisory Council. ing Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes He regularly drives MSU dignitaries in his among an elite group of funeral service 1972 green Cutlass convertible during MSU’s professionals. Pursuit of Excellence Award homecoming parade. In 2009, he created a tailrecipients raise the bar on funeral service gate cookbook that raised more than $20,000 excellence by adhering to the highest ethfor Haven House. ical and professional standards and proDr. Lazer is a renowned marketing scholviding unsurpassed service to families and ar, and was a faculty member at MSU from communities. 1955–1983. He then became the Eugene & To achieve the Pursuit of Excellence Christine Lynn Eminent Scholar in Business Award, NFDA-member funeral homes must and Distinguished Research Scholar at Florievaluate components of their business da Atlantic University. During his retirement, against standards set forth by the Pursuit he has made his “home” in The School, returnof Excellence program and demonstrate ing each summer to conduct research and proficiency in key areas of the funeral ser- mentor young faculty members. And in 2005, vice profession. a generous endowment was established in Dr. Participants are required to fulfill crite- and Mrs. Lazer’s names by the Ito Foundation ria in six categories of achievement that through their long friendship with businessdemonstrate commitment to: Complying man Mr. Masatoshi Ito and his wife.


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EAST LANSING — As long as there have been football games at Michigan State University, there have been tailgaters. Figuring people had recipes they wanted to share, a group of Haven House representatives set out to see what they could collect. That first edition of “Tailgating on the Banks of the Red Cedar” was so successful, the East Lansing family homeless shelter set out to produce a second volume. Volume 2 is ready, and will debut at a combination book launch and tailgate party at Schuler Books’ Eastwood Towne Center location set for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Recipes were collected by a group of volunteers who went around campus on game days this fall and asked tailgaters if they had anything to contribute. “Lots of people were aware of the first cookbook,” noted Haven House executive director Angela Mayeaux. “They said, ‘I know about that, and I want in!” Mayeaux said she believes the new volume is a more diverse collection of recipes, including such temptations as Greek burgers, vegetarian ribs and Reuben casserole. In between the recipes are photos of tailgating families and stories of tailgating adventures or how the featured recipe came into being. “There are lots more stories and more pictures this time, so you get more Spartan love!” Mayeaux said. Schuler’s will have both volumes available for sale at $15 per copy, with all profits going directly to Haven House for its continued operation. The MSU Marching Band will attend, and sportswriter/radio host Jack Ebling will make an appearance following his radio show. Ebling will also be promoting the event

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ack in the days when I thought the key to the good life was an immaculate house, Heloise meant a lot to me. She appeared regularly in women’s magazines and newspaper columns, offering her special hints on domestic perfection. I thought she was long gone, but recently found her on the net. It’s her daughter these days, and her name is Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans – perhaps a clue to the way one approaches life. She’s as chirpy and confident as her mother, Heloise (1919 – 1977). I should have realized that the Heloises of the world are never gone. They haunt us every time we come across some cranny in the house that has been neglected for maybe fifteen years. But the worst sin of Heloise and her sort is that they nourish the notion that a perfect house means

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For the uninitiated, I will point out that in her day you filled the washing machine once, using mayClarice be ten gallons of hot waThompson ter. There were two warm perfect happiness. water rinse tubs, with a This is SO not true! Anyone who has chased swivel wringer between that dream sooner or later the three. You washed the cleancomes to the realization that the person who hasn’t est objects first, like actually done the work re- sheets and towels, moved to shirts, undies, and on ally does not give a rip, or even notice, their hero- down the line to rags, ic attempts to fight air and overalls and dust mops. Overalls were the origwater borne diseases. My mom was a good re- inal denim garments, the ones with bibs, which the source when it came to cowboys reinvented as household tips, but she was born in 1898, so some jeans, probably because of her ideas were a bit out- those bibs got in the way and didn’t quite fit the imdated. age. Like, “Don’t throw The one-tub, one washaway old waxed bread day per week was the wrappers, they make for norm when the word excellent speed on sticky “green” meant something playground slides.” of that color. Or, “You can wash the Now it equates to condust mop with the last load in the washer, the one scientious care for the enwith the rags and the over- vironment, through such things as green checking alls.”

accounts. How, exactly, does a checking account get to be green? Mine tends toward red. If you ironed stuff straight from the clothesline, according to Heloise, the whole process was speeded up considerably because it wouldn’t get all wrinkly from sitting around in piles, for, say, two weeks. Or maybe my mother said that. Clotheslines were strung all over back yards on washday (Monday) in order to dry the many loads of laundry. They were harder to use than dryers, but, boy, were they green! Heloise knew how to keep pies from boiling over in the oven, carmelizing everything in sight. She knew which weeds from the back yard could be plucked, dried, bagged and stacked between sheets in the linen closet for that fresh smell all winter long. That wasn’t my mother, I’m sure of it. Could have

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Anyway, Heloise. She touted various miracle solutions to those nagging housekeeping dilemmas such as scum in the kitchen sink, crud on stove burners and dust bunnies everywhere. She could come up with ten uses for a halved lemon. One that I recall was rubbing lemon on those ugly fruit-stained hands that resulted from peeling and canning all day long. Or was that my mother? One tends to forget. On the net today, Heloise is as rhapsodic as ever about the perfect house. Here’s one straight from the computer: “Before you do a load of wash, wipe off the front and sides of the washer and dryer with a damp cloth (then launder the cloth). Clear the lint filter with a comb.” Every time, Heloise?

When will I find time to iron the boxer shorts and alphabetize the spices? One of the blessings of age is that eyesight begins to go, meaning that dusting is progressively less necessary. (As a side issue, I will mention that people look better and better.) Another blessing is that one understands that, short of preventing bio hazard, housekeeping simply is not terribly fulfilling. I bet Thoreau only changed the sheets about once a month. He probably didn’t want to contaminate Walden Pond with homemade lye soaps. As I understand it, he was pretty green. But if Heloise had somehow magically wandered into Thoreau’s cabin, she most likely would have required medical attention. Clarice Thompson is an East Lansing resident and a regular contributor to this newspaper.

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A special thanks as well to Sherri Nordmann who started a Facebook group for the people to show support for us. This was very helpful in getting us through the long process of moving and getting reopened. Most importantly a huge thanks goes to the East Lansing, Haslett, Okemos and surrounding area communities whose patronage, kindness, support and loyalty has been

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Many of the themes in “Algernon” will resonate with current events, Shaheen noted, especially medically. “Experimentation, new drug therapies and the controversy surrounding aspects of stem-cell research keep the plot of ‘Algernon’ fresh and relevant,” he said. “The loss of innocence by gaining valuable experience certainly is a universal human condition, along with the cynicism that can accompany such loss.”






Director Mark Shaheen said “Algernon” was chosen in part because students read the novel in middle school. “Anytime we can bring to life what students read on a page benefits the reader (and) the actor, who can then understand in much greater depth the text and subtext of the literature,” Shaheen said. The theater program tries to put on a play every other year that relates in some way to works taught in East Lansing schools, Shaheen added.


EAST LANSING – Do we judge people by their intelligence, or by their lack of it? That question is one of many messages in “Flowers for Algernon,” the fall play on tap for the East Lansing High School theater program. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 18-20, with a 2 p.m. show on Sunday, Nov. 21. The play is based on a 1966 novel by Daniel Keyes, which developed out of a

short story of the same name that won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1960. Algernon is a laboratory mouse that had its intelligence increased through a radical experiment. Readers and viewers learn about Algernon through Charlie, a young man of subnormal intelligence chosen as the first human subject to undergo the same surgery. The story deals with many topics that remain relevant, especially the treatment of the mentally challenged.



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Senior Brian Kardell has the role of Charlie. It’s his third production, and his first major role. Kardell said he responds to a lot in Charlie, especially the sense of frustration his character feels as his newly-acquired intelligence begins to fade.

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He also knows more about the inside of hospitals than a teen-ager should, having survived a battle at age 12 with a rare disease that inhibits motor functions. “I felt, in some ways, that I understood what it was like to go through therapy and relearn basic skills,” Kardell said. While the illness helped

him inhibit the character physically, Kardell said it also helped him understand Charlie in a different way. “He knows he experienced things, and he’s grateful for that,” Kardell said. “Just because you might not have something forever doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience it. Charlie understands it’s worth it to try.” “He has been a joy to work with,” Shaheen said of Kardell. The cast also includes senior Emaline Lapinski as Charlie’s teacher Alice, juniors Jordan Tripp and Anne Moyerbrailean as Charlie’s mother and father and senior Catie Bargerstock as Charlie’s sister Norma. Bargerstock said she found it difficult to get into

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character as Norma, the youngest child of a troubled family who believes she is to blame for Charlie getting kicked out of the house. “I hope the audience takes away (from the show) that an illness like this is no one’s fault,” she said.

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Okemos had all 36 of its entries make it back to the second day of the twoEAST LANSING day event. That is the first Okemos began the CAAC time that has happened in Blue meet Nov. 6 with a Saucedo’s three years of chance to add another encoaching the Chieftain girls. try to its record book. “We thought that could The Chieftains had won be a possibility heading into nine straight conference ti- the meet and they all just tles and were looking to went for it,” Saucedo said. remain undefeated against “It was certainly exciting to league opponents since the see as a coach.” CAAC was first formed in The Chieftains finished 2003. with a team score of 558. Okemos placed first in Grand Ledge took second seven of the 12 events on its with 411 points and way to a first-place finish at Jackson was third with 316. the CAAC Blue champion“We don’t have any suships at East Lansing. perstars, just a lot of really “This one was fun bestrong swimmers with a lot cause we lost some superof depth, which showed tostars from last year’s team, day,” Grand Ledge coach but this group stepped up Ian Townsend said. and had a great showing,” “Our seniors left a really Okemos coach Pat Saucedo nice legacy and hopefully said. they are as proud as what “I purposely put everythey did as I am.” one in their best events Okemos senior captain where they all had a chance Madison Batchelor placed to succeed, and they all did first in the 200-yard today.” individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, while Impressive win freshman Katie Dudley won Perhaps the most the 100 and 200 freestyle impressive stat was that events.

Batchelor’s victory in the 200 IM marked the fourth straight time that she had won that event at the CAAC league meet. “It’s exciting, but it wasn’t just our seniors, is was everybody that contributed today,” Batchelor said. “As a captain, its amazing to see everyone contribute like this.” Senior Kylie Holden took first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.53. She was also a member of the Chieftains’ winning 200 and 400 Holden freestyle relay teams, along with Batchelor, Dudley and freshman Grace Kao. Holt senior Katrina Schlicker won the 1-meter diving competition with a final score of 327.40. The Chieftains will now prepare for the Division 2 state meet, which will begin with the preliminary

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Okemos senior captain Madison Batchelor placed first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, round on Nov. 19 at Eastern Michigan University. “These girls already know they can swim fast

so all we have to do now is keep going hard, have a good couple of weeks, and everything should take care

of itself now,” Saucedo said. “I’m pretty excited for what this team could do at states this year.”

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The team is ( in order of picture) Jacqui Lane, junior Patty Fahey, senior, Mado Glew, freshman, Natalie Rose Brogan , junior, Alex Trecha, junior, Carly Hagan, freshma, and Carla Jones, sophomore.

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East Lansing senior Robbie Glew took home a sixth place finish with a final time of 15:30 at the Division 2 Cross Country state championships Saturday, Nov. 6 in Brooklyn. Glew, who won both the regional and Greater Lansing meet championship, had the fastest time of all area runners, improving 23 seconds. His performance helped lead the Trojan’s boys team to a ninth place finish overall with a final team score of 264. “The top pack was where I wanted to be,” Glew said. “I heard the two-mile time, which was faster than I have ever run on a track (in the spring). It went in one ear and out the other. I was too tired to laugh. I just kept going.”

sports ahead of No.3 ranked Ionia, a team that had beaten them by 20 points in the Greater Lansing meet and by five at regionals a week ago. East Lansing was led by all-state freshman Mado Glew, who took 30th with a time of 18:57. The Trojans have now finished among the top seven teams each of the past six years. Also turning in a strong performance in Division 2 was Haslett’s boy’s team, which finished with a team score of 266, good for 10th place. Leading the way for the Vikings was Alex VanCamp, who took 14th place with a finals time of 15:55. Trailing him was Ryan Beyea and Travis Stirewalt, who placed 29th and 31st respectively. In the Division 1 meet, Okemos finished 21st overall with a final team score of 456. Leading the way for the Chieftains was senior Carson Schaefer, who placed 105th overall with a finals time of 16:27.

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Okemos girls fall to powerful Kentwood, 3-0 By SEAN MERRIMAN

KENTWOOD- The Okemos Chieftains saw their state playoff run come to an end Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the opening round of a Class A volleyball regional at East Kentwood. Sophomore Berkleigh Brogan recorded nine assists and Sophie and Emma Floyd each added three kills as Okemos lost to East Kentwood 3-0 (13-25, 12-25, 13-25) in the opening match of a regional semifinal double header. “I thought we served pretty

well, but they are just a very good team with a lot of weapons,” Okemos coach Jaime Ianni said. “They made it difficult for us to get into our offense and therefore, we just weren’t able to attack quite like we would have wanted to.”

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The Chieftains showed signs of greatness throughout the match and drew even with East Kentwood midway through both the first and second games. But in both games, whenever

digs and Hannah Hoffman added four blocks in the loss. Okemos finished its season with a final record of 24-12-2. This is the second consecutive year that the Chieftains have won their district and then lost in the regional “We set out goals to get two or semifinals. three point leads so we could be “We had a very young group allowed to make a few of those of players this year that grew as mistakes, but this team wouldn’t the season went along and really let us get ahead. finished strong,” Ianni said. “They mad us pay for our “I told them that only one mistakes, and that’s what good team can feel happy at the end teams do.” of the year. They should all be Lindsay Greenberg had six proud of themselves.”

“I thought we served pretty well, but they are just a very good team with a lot of weapons.” — Okemos coach Jaime Ianni the score got close, Kentwood went on a run and pulled away. “Early on I thought we were going to be o.k. But then we had a couple breakdowns and just like with any young players in any sport, if you make a mistake, it generally follows with another mistake,” Ianni said.

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP Boys cross country MHSAA STATE FINALS DIVISION 1 Team scores–1. Novi Detroit Catholic Central 103, 2. Dexter 114, 3. Pinckney 146, 4. Highland Milford 155, 5. Saline 180, 6. Rockford 258, 7. Temperance Bedford 282, 8. Saginaw Heritage 295, 9. Brighton 298, 10. Grand Haven 303, 11. Grand Blanc 326, 12. Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 327, 13. Waterford Mott 329, 14. Macomb Dakota 377, 15. White Lake Lakeland 388, 16. Auburn Bay City Western 400, 17. Lake Orion 408, 18. Traverse City West 426, 19. Walled Lake Northern 439, 20. Plymouth 449, 21. Okemos 456, 22. Portage Central 523, 23. Ann Arnor Pioneer 541, 24. Caledonia 587, 25.Ann Arnor Huron 601, 26. Macomb L’Anse Creuse North 627, 27. Grosse Pointe South 733 Okemos team–105. Carson Schaefer 16:27, 109. Tyler Fisk 16:27, 113. Jordan Johnson 16:32, 153. Seph Dabrowski 16:50, 170. David McKinley 17:00, 213. Daniel Kroth 17:20, 227. Beruk Scarlett 17:36

Winner–Scott Albaugh (Waterford Mott) 15:13 DIVISION 2 Area all-staters–Robbie Glew (sr.) East Lansing, Don Blight (sr.) Ionia, Alex VanCamp (jr.) Haslett, Alex Whitmer (so.) Mason, Tanner Hinkle (so.) Mason, Ryan Beyea (jr.) Haslett Team scores–1. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 108, 2. Mason 163, 3. Grand Rapids Christian 202, 4. Fremont 213, 5. Ionia 216, 6. Sparta 238, 7. St. Joseph 239, 8. Otsego 264, 9. East Lansing 264, 10. Haslett 266, 11. Mattawan 280, 12. St. Clair 288, 13. Richland Gull Lake 290, 14. Gaylord 331, 15. Byron Center 349, 16. Dearborn Divine Child 353, 17. Chelsea 388, 18. Croswell-Lexington 411, 19. Linden 412, 20. Alma 434, 21. Adrian 450, 22. Trenton 588, 23. Corunna 632, 24. Marine City 666, 25. Mount Pleasant 682, 26. Detroit Country Day 713, 27. South Lyon East 731 East Lansing team–6. Robbie Glew 15:39, 56. Daniel Richardson 16:31, 104. Alex Townsend 16:53,122.Dietrich Hittner 17:01,124.Joseph Norwood 17:02, 193. Kevin Allswede 17:38, 210. Zach Wolfe 17:54

Haslett team–14. Alex VanCamp 15:55, 29. Ryan Beyea 16:10, 31.Travis Stirewalt 16:11, 131. Andrew Taylor 17:06, 183. Drew Martin 17:32 , 196. Ian McCabe 17:39, 225. Luke Corder 18:11 Winner–Alex Standiford (Mattawan) 15:19 DIVISION 3 Area all-staters–Brayden Border (sr.) St. Louis, Justin Krauss (sr.) Perry, John Bell (jr.) Perry, Lennart Grube (sr.) Ovid-Elsie, Jimmy Hicks (jr.) Lansing Catholic Team scores–1. Grandville Calvin Christian 107, 2. Lansing Catholic 192, 3. Shepherd 212, 4. Frankenmuth 212, 5. Jackson Lumen Christi 242, 6. Hillsdale 250, 7. Perry 263, 8. Scottville Mason County Central 288, 9. Flint Powers Catholic 289, 10. Benzonia Benzie Central 299, 11. Schoolcraft 304, 12. Napoleon 320, 13. Freeland 336, 14. Hemlock 340, 15. Evart 350, 16. Allendale 353, 17. Whitmore Lake 374, 18. Delton Kellogg 379, 19. Almont 429, 20. Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian 434, 21. Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic 454, 22. Monroe St. Mary Catholic 455, 23. Roscommon 469, 24. Reese 569, 25. Ida 599, 26. Allen Park Cabrini 606, 276.

Kingsley 660 Lansing Catholic–27. Jimmy Hicks 16:26, 33. Zachary Zingsheim 16:34, 38. Austin Winter 16:42, 39. Joe Marrah 16:43, 152. Nick Sampson 17:44, 173. Spencer Lebel 18:00, 198. Nate Warriner 18:15 Winner–Caleb Rhynard (Shepherd) 15:26

Girls cross country MHSAA STATE FINALS DIVISION 1 Team scores–1. Grand Haven 135, 2. Travers City Central 154, 3. Rockford 167, 4. Northville 169, 5. Pinckney 174, 6. Grosse Pointe South 200, 7. Saline 224, 8. Midland Dow 274, 9. Grand Blanc 305, 10. Canton Salem 318, 11. Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 340, 12. Midland 344, 13. Troy 355, 14. Highland Milford 381, 15. Dexter 382, 16. Brighton 448, 17. Caledonia 448, 18. Monroe 471, 19. Livonia Franklin 474, 20. Lake Orion 481, 21. Hudsonville 481, 22. Ann Arbor Pioneer 488, 23. Waterford Mott 506, 24. Walled Lake Northern 508, 25. Grand Ledge 624, 26. Grosse Pointe North 651, 27. Sterling Heights

Stevenson 675 Okemos–149. Connor LaPres 19:54 Winner–Brook Handler (Rochester) 17:00 DIVISION 3 Area all-staters–Megan Heeder (sr.) Lansing Catholic, Audrey Tremaine (jr.) Leslie, Callyanne Wyma (sr.) St. Louis, Emma Frost so.) Lansing Catholic, Jenny Frantz (jr.) Ovid-Elsie, Jenna Klynstra (so.) Saranac Team scores–1. Hanover-Horton 88, 2. Benzonia Benzie Central 129, 3. Kent City 188, 4. Stockbridge 267, 5. Jackson Lumen Christi 278, 6. St. Louis 281, 7. Flint Powers Catholic 292, 8. Leslie 307, 9. Shepherd 323, 10. Grandville Calvin Christian 327, 11. Lansing

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Arlene Twichell

Williamston Formerly of East Lansing Age 87, died October 9, 2010. Born August 27, 1923, in Clinton, Michigan. A graduate of Eaton Rapids High School. Married her high school sweetheart, Harley Twichell, in 1941. Employed by East Lansing Public Schools, in food services. She had strong ties to MSU, where her husband was a career employee, and where many family members are affiliated as employees and graduates. Since 1982, Arlene spent her winters in Florida and summers in Michigan, staying with her children after the passing of her beloved husband in 2003. She enjoyed the family’s cottage near Gladwin, where 50 years of ownership was recently celebrated. She will be fondly remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother, a wonderful hostess and an outstanding cook. Her legacy is to treasure loved ones and show fortitude when facing challenges. She is preceded in death by her father, Bena Daniels; mother, Ferne (Woodring) Daniels; sister, Millie Clark; brotherin-law Hugh Clark; nephew Victor Clark; son-in-law, Rob Phillips; and her adored husband, Harley Twichell. She is survived by her remarkable brother, Robert Daniels, age 95;

y , , ge ; her five children, Patricia Phillips, Gail (Bruce) McConnell, Ben (Connie), Mark (Nancy) and Brad; 11 grandchildren, Cheryl Fox and Scott (Rhonda) Phillips; Jeff (Kelly) McConnell and Todd (Theresa) McConnell; Dannielle (John) DeGroot, Bena "B.J." (Rachelle), Jared (Jenna) and Savannah Twichell; Kurt, Jay and Shannon Twichell; 14 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on October 12, 2010, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment followed at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing. Those desiring may make a donation to the American Lung Association ( in memory of Mrs. Twichell.

Ruth Miriam Beegle

East Lansing Born April 29, 1925 to Amos and Mathilda Marin, Ruth Miriam Beegle died November 9, 2010 at the age of 85. She was the daughter of a Lutheran Minister who emigrated from Finland; the first language spoken in her home was Finnish. She was an extraordinarily bright and accomplished woman whom in the 1940’s won a Congressional Scholarship to Michigan State where she earned her Master’s degree and also graduated from the Sparrow Nursing program. In her

g p ing p og later years in life, Ruth was active in her church bible study circle, her book club, and also her church. She lived and practiced her faith daily. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband and partner for nearly 50 years, J. Allan in 2000, and her brother, Martin Marin. She is survived by her children, Margaret (Steven) Loubert, Katherine (Michael) Cerreta, Allan (Suzanne Yunker) Beegle, and Grace (Vern) Pierce; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, C. Rudolph Marin; sister Marianne Bubolz, sister-in-law, Luella Marin and many loving nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the University Lutheran Church, 1020 S. Harrision Rd, East Lansing. The family will receive friends Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave, East Lansing. An additional service will be held Monday, November 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with graveside services to follow at St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery in Bedford, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the University Lutheran Church, or the charity of one’s choice in memory of Ruth. Please visit for online condolences for Ruth’s family.

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of a police department. Students are exposed to a multitude of careers, including local law enforcement operations, corrections, crime scene investigation and more. Explorers are also able to take advantage of ELPD’s ride-along program and can serve as a community volunteer during special functions. Additionally, ELPD Explorers participate in the Law Enforcement Explorer State Competition, held annually in Alpena, and members also have the opportunity to attend the annual Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Academy.

Host families sought to provide Chinese students with a holiday meal Host families in the greater Lansing area are being sought to include Chinese students at their Thanksgiving dinner tables. As of Wednesday, Nov. 10, homes are still being sought for 180 students. These students are already living in the area, with most being Michigan State University students, but have nowhere to go for the holidays. The program is being organized by the Gillespie Group. For more informaMSU Theater Friends tion, look for the LansingChina Thanksgiving Host to see Daniels’new play Family Program on FaceThe Friends of Theatre at book or send an e-mail to MSU will travel to Chelsea d r e d f o r d @ g i l l e s p i e - (MI) to see the world miere of The Best of Friends, newest play by Jeff DanELPD seeks students the iels. for its Explorers group Travel by bus on SaturThe East Lansing Police day, Dec.11, to Chelsea for Department (ELPD) is cur- lunch at the Common Grill rently seeking high school followed by the matinee perstudents, ages 14-18 years formance. Departure: 11:30 old, for its Explorers Pro- a.m. sharp from Lot 89 (corner of Mt. Hope and Farm gram. The program is designed Lane), returning about 6:30 to provide students interest- p.m. Reservation deadline ed in a career in law enforce- is Nov. 17—contact Stacey ment with an inside look Spees in the Dept. of Theatre 517-355-6690 at the day-to-day operations at ( Cost is

$90/person; or for members and other deadly diseases. National sponsors for of the Friends, $80/person. the Give thanks. Walk. are Walk for St. Jude’s set New York & Company, for Nov. 20 in Okemos Brooks Brothers, Window

Local residents can join walkers across the country in taking steps in the fight against childhood cancer by participating in the national Give thanks. Walk.™ to be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Meridian Mall in Okemos starting at 8:15 a.m. The Lansing event is one of more than 60 Give thanks. Walk. events held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Michigan State University baseball coach Jake Boss is the honorary chair for the walk, and members of the MSU baseball team will be on hand to sign autographs. While registration is free, participants are encouraged to ask friends and families to sponsor them with a donation to St. Jude. All registrants who raise a minimum of $35 will receive an official Give thanks. Walk. T-shirt. The inaugural Give thanks. Walk. in the Lansing area is a great opportunity for residents to start off the Thanksgiving holiday healthy by participating in our event that benefits St. Jude and thousands of children who are battling cancer


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Garage Sales Suburb BARN SALE at Rooster Hill 2937 Kemler Rd Eaton Rapids Off M-50 west of Eaton Rapids towards Charlotte. Follow signs at Kemler Rd. Antiques, primitives, country crafts,furniture, dishes, vintage linens and early period vintage clothing. So many wonderful and fun items. We also have great MI made candles and Holiday season items. The sale is in the barn, rain, snow or shine! Fri. Nov. 19th, 1-6p.m., Sat. Nov., 20. 10-6p.m.. The Putnams, 517-663-1834 ~HUGE BOOK SALE ~ Friends of Okemos library. Nov. 20, 9-4p.m., Nov. 21, 91p.m. Meridian Senior Center, Kinawa Dr. at 4000 Okemos Rd., 48864. 517-347-2021

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OPEN HOUSE MOVING sale BOSTON TERRIER GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS INDOOR CAT SPAYED & front declawed. 6 yrs. old. 3 yr old, black & white, at Windsor Estates at 547 AKC. Gorgeous specimens, Lap cat & litter trained. 15lbs. $250. 616-899-2664 Sheffield Dr., Dimondale. top bloodline. $550. 734$20. 517-327-1366 Everything must go! Come 646-4007/810-599-4317 and find a treasure. Nov. BOXER PUPPIES 13-14, 1-4 p.m. 10 WKS. AKC reg. Ready Nov. 3rd. GERMAN SHEPHERD Pure- KITTENS$10/each. To good homes. Shots, etc. $600. Call 517bred, black & tan, male Call for interview, Lansing: 565-3630. puppy. 10 wks old. $275. 517-706-1685, after 1p.m. 989-291-3989

Animals Lost LOST tan brown tabby, male, front declawed, Paul Ave/Airport area. Ph 517230-3768 or 517-321-2699 $50 reward. LOST Very small adult gray cat, Fireside Dr., near Forest-Aurelius-Collins Rd. Lansing. 517-242-4001.

Dogs-Cats-Pets ADORABLE PUPPIES Maltese, pom shons, poochies, shih tzus, etc. 1st shots, wormed, $200500. 517-404-1028 AKC BOXER PUPPIES 2 fawn females $600; 2 huge males solid black $900. For pix youtube @ "shenandoah boxers 5" Both parents on site. 517-676-7708 AKC YORKIE TERRIERS 11 wks old. Call 517-726-0451.

AKITA-4 YR OLD spayed female with a sweet tempermant, needs a patient, sensitive home. Call 517-669-6452. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES AKC Parents on site, $300. 616-891-1058.

BEAGLE PUPS 16 left, great choices, 6-9 wks. Shots & wormed. $125-$200. A1 Kennels. Delivery avail., or come see the parents on site. Call 989-560-6143. BICHON FRISE PUPPIES! Perfect family pet! No shedding or odor. CKC, Health guaranteed. 517-663-2256 BICHON FRISE PUPS - AKC Family raised, health guar., hypoallergenic, Vet checked & already trained. $400. 989-640-2766 BICHON PUPS AKC Hypoallergenic, nonshedding. Family oriented. Shots. Vet chkd. $500. 989-463-4686.

BICHON, TEDDY BEAR & POODLE PUPS. Adorable! Vet checked. $300-$500. Coming soon . . . CUTEST TOY BREED EVER! see at: 517-404-3045/517-861-7086

GOLDENDOODLE F1 & F1B pups. Select & reserve now! 517-420-0863

Dogs-Cats-Pets PUGGLE PUPPIES 7 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, small & loveable. $250. 989-427-3205.

YORKIE POO PUPPIES 9 wks., 1st shots, wormed. Little dolls! $400. 989-427-3205

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KITTIES; RESCUED ALL ages, www.trinityacresrescue.; inCOCK-A-POOS, cludes neuter/basic med. PUPPIES! CHIHUAHUA, Jack-A-Poo, $45- $135. (517)410-0074 Lab & Pug mix. $195+. 810599-4317/734-646-4007 LAB PUP AKC/CH bloodlines, dam & stud hip & el- PUPPIES- FRENCH BULL bow OFA & eyes CERF. DOG UKC, white male, Dews, 1&2 shots, wormed, $800. BLUE BOSTON AKC, 1 chipped. 1 dk. yellow male, female, 2 males, $700$300. 517-231-1812 $1,000. ½ WHITE FRENCHIE & ½ BLUE BOSTON, Males LAB PUP AKC Yellow, 9 wk. or females, $400-$500. old male. Good with chil517-852-9979 dren, loveable, dews, shots, vet checked, wormed, Mother on site ROTTWEILER AKC PUPS Champion bloodlines. Call $300.00. (517)231-1744 517-552-1912 or 517-2021128. LAB PUPS AKC Y e l l o w , chocolate, black, $250- SHELTIE PUPS AKC, Cham$300. Call 989-875-3270 or pion lines, excellent quali989-763-8077 ty. Beautiful pets! $500 Call 989-725-6885. LHASA APSO PUPS AKC Hypo-allergenic,Non, shedSHIH-TZU PUPPIES ADORA ding, Parti colored & BLE Males. Shots & blonde w/ blk markings, 8 wormed. Paper trained. weeks, Beautiful coat and $250. 616-510-9357 markings. Good with children, health guaranteed, lovable, parents on site, SHIH TZU PUPPY 10 wks old, all black, very loving, shots, vet checked, $300. 517-281-5313. wormed, will be small, males starting at $350 obo, 1 female $400. EXPERIENCED BREEDER. (517)425-2702

GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES BOXER PUPPIES BRINDLE 11 wks. old, 2 males. shots and fawns, AKC Regis& wormed, $200. Call 517tered, Beautiful coat and 857-2187. markings, Dew claws, Good with children, loveable, parents on site, GOLDEN DOODLE Puppies, 8 wks, vet checked, shots & pure bred, records, shots, wormed, creams & blacks, vet checked, wormed, $550. 989-763-7202 Ready to go to loving homes. 1 White female, 2 brindle males, and 2 fawn GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES males. $600. (517)536-4147 are here! Ready by Christ( 5 1 7 ) 7 9 5 - 6 3 4 2 mas. 15 yrs. exp., written guarantee. I am a home breeder, not a puppy mill or kennel. Golden and BOXER PUPPIES PUREBRED blacks available. B orn 9/3, ready to go. 1 www.goldendoodlesinmic male, 1 female. Training started. Vet checked, tails 269-503-0636/269-489-5318 & dews. Asking $400. 517-321-6562 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES BOXER PUPS, AKC Chamenglish cream & red, OFA pion lines. 2 males, 11 ,vet checked, shots, health wks., tails, dews. $250. guaranteed, champion pa517-812-2392. rents, very well socialized. 989-865-6408 BOXERS AKC REGISTERED puppies, 4 fawn females. $350. Call 517-702-9573. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES Mini’s & Standards, English cream & red, OFA, Vet CANE CORSO PUPPIES checked, shots, health Blue & Black Brindles, 9 guaranteed, champion paweeks, Champion lines, rents, very well socialized. MALTESE PUPPIES Shots, Experienced breeder, 989-865-6408 wormed, very small. $400. Health guaranteed, 517-627-6418, 517-614-9564 rents on site, shots, wormed, $1200 to $1500. (989)714-7549 GOLDENDOODLE PUPS MALTESE PUPS AKC Tiny, vet checked, shots & wormed, $500-$550. 517-974-0431 CHIHUAHUA PUPS - Long517-223-9239 haired males. Shots & MALTESE PUPS (c a n be wormed. Cute & cuddly. AKC) 4 mos. old, shots. GOLDEN RET., DOODLE & $200. 517-490-2655 $300 and up. 989-291-3422. Poodle to guardian homes. $10. For details and appliCOCKAPOO/POM 3 BUFF/1 cation 517-802-8540, leave MINIATURE PINSCHER Black, 11 weeks, Good with email for response. PUPS different ages, children, loveable, small, $150-$250 cash. Ph. wormed, $175. (989)235517-857-3036 6120 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES AKC-OFA, champion sired, shots, Vet checked, MINIATURE RAT TERRIERS COCKAPOO PUPS 4 feguaranteed. Ready for UKCI: 14 weeks, Good with males, $550 & 2 males, Christmas. 989-865-6408 children, Health guaran$500. 8 wks. Can be seen teed, loveable, parents on at: site, shots, wormed, These 734-649-3729/734-649-4072 beautiful, registered pupGOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPpies are ready to go! PIES AKC, Vet checked,1st COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! Three males left, all differshots & wormed, parents Good colors. 989-426-3866 ent colors. $225.00. on site. 989-236-5320. or 989-246-0658 Karen. ( 9 8 9 ) 8 0 7 - 0 3 5 9 COCKER SPANIEL PUPS GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS 1st shots, wormed. Can be AKC, Vet checked, 1st MINIATURE SCHNAUZER registered. $250. No Sunshots, well socialized, PUPS AKC, Ready to go. day calls. 989-584-6192 great with kids. $400. $350/each. 517-812-2455 517-388-0056/517-627-1288 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS PITBULL PUPS 8 wks old, 2 AKC,3 females, 1 male, 3 GREAT DANE PUPS 9 wks. boys $50. 4 girls $75. Call mos. Shots. $1,500/obo. 1st shots, wormed. Black & 517-402-8873 / 202-2164. 517-569-3744/517-879-6773. white. Purebred. $400 989-980-9771 POODLE PUPS AKC toys, GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPmales & females, S H I H PI ES Black & tan, no pa- GREY TZU puppies, males & feTIGER CAT- t h i n , pers. Have mother. $175. males, YORKIE POO pups, shorthaired neutered male 517-712-0832. males & females, all very lost N. Washington btwn. nice. Vet checked, shots & Saginaw & Oakland. RePIT BULL PUPS 1st shots. wormed, $175-$500. 231ward upon return. 517-507-7650 825-2733 517-927-3726


YORKIE PUPPIES CKC 3 males, 1 females, tails, dews & 1st shots. $450$550. 517-655-7077. YORKIE PUPPY AKC adorable and loveable FEMALE. Parents on site, vet checked. $600. 517-652-9287.

YORKIE PUPS, MALTESE & Yorkie-Poos $300/up Shots NoShed Raised w/kids ToySize Pups 989.225.1367

Horses-Stables RIDING LESSONS 5 yrs adults.Gift Cards avail. Fox Brush Farm 517-626-6161

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SHI-WEENIES, SHI-TZU DACHSHUND mix 3 months, Beautiful coat and markings, loveable, pa- 1845 CASE SKID STEER with rents on site, shots, tree spade & bucket, wormed, teady bear $10,800. Craftsman air puppies,non-sheding compressor 220, 2 hp, $75. hypo-allergenic $275.00. Call 517-669-9798. ( 5 1 7 ) 3 7 5 - 2 4 0 5 STANDARD POODLE STUD $500. Retired golden retriever $200. Breeding golden retriever female. $700. All AKC. 517-802-8540


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WE ARE 7 mo. old kittens who were abandoned by GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY No rain. $3.50/bale. Mason our mother & are homearea. 517-285-9338. less. All of our other siblings have been adopted. I am a female, grey ti- HAY FOR SALE Mason area. ger & my sister is a Torte. Mixed grass. Clean. We have been spayed and $3.75/bale. Local delivery are current on all shots, avail. 517-763-6273 etc. We are looking for 1 loving person to adopt us both and bring us into his or her home. Come visit us at the E. Side Animal Hospital, E. Lansing or call 100% SEASONED Laura at: 517-337-2036 HARDWOOD 4’x8’x16’’ $65 face cord. W E I M A D O R S / Free delivery. 4 face cord LABMARINERS Chocolate $225; 10 face cord $500. & Black, 6 Weeks Old, 517-663-1006 Available 11/12/10, Dew claws, Excellent hunter, Good guard dog, lovable, A1 ALL ASH, OAK & Maple parents on site, shots, vet Delivered. $60/per face checked, wormed, $200. cord. Premium seasoned (517)663-1699. wood. 517-525-5510.


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A+ FIREWOOD OAK, maple &cherry seasoned hardwood, $55/face cord. $100 MODEL for 2 facecord. (You pick BEN FRANKLIN, 1869, Antique cast iron gas up). 517-627-8056 anytime. fireplace w/gas log & 8" venting unit. Exc. cond. C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K $375/obo. 517-323-7389 Seasoned firewood. Delivered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" CERAMICS FOR SALE 2 $65. 517-651-5214 kilns, 3,000+ molds, glassware. $2,000 or best offer. CHERRY, MAPLE, OAK Call 989-640-5141. SEASONED FIREWOOD $65 4’x8’x16’’, split, delivered & stacked. 517-651-5214. PIONEER POLE BUILD INGS Free Estimates. Licensed and Insured. 2x6 FIREWOOD $50/cord. Call Trusses. 45 Year Warrant517-420-7401 ed Galvalume Steel. 19 colors. Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Today 1-800-292FIREWOOD $50 FACE CORD, 0679 MM you pick up or 65/delivered. $50 each for 3 or more with POLE BARNS Michigan’s free delivery. 517-887-9355 Largest Pole Barn Company (Best Built Barns) Best FIREWOOD SEASONED Quality, Best Service, Best H A R D W O O D - Ready to Price. This Week’s Specials burn in the Charlotte area. Erected 24’x24’x8’-$5495.00 $55/face cord, 4’x8’x16". 24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 You pick up. PLEASE, cash 30’x40’x10’-$8995.00 only. 517-930-2153. 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 Licensed/Insured 1-877-802-9591 SPECIAL DEAL on seasoned MM hardwood firewood $65 f a c e cord. Guarantee COMPLETE MATERIAL price all winter! Offer POLE BUILDING PACKAGE ends Nov. 30. Jeff 517-71924’x32’x8’-$3499.00, 1281; Carol 517-507-7093. 30’x40’x10’-$5299.00 32’X48’X10’-$6449.00 Steel 20th year selling firewood! roof, doors included, other sizes available. Call Standale Post Frame Buildings Toll Free 1-800968-8201 MM MERCURY DIMES Complete set, $675. Other sets availATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE able. Call 517-543-6203 befrom Home. *Medical, fore 10 p.m. *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 BASKET AND HUB AssemMM bly - GE Washer Brand New! $400 or best offer, Paid $500. (517)647-2537 WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditionHAIER REFRIGERATOR 20.7 ers, cars, trucks, vans, cu. ft., white, new, $250/farm machinery, lawn obo. GE Spectra Eterna mowers, campers, hot Series, flat top, elec. stove, water tanks, aluminum or white, nice, $250/obo. steel boats, aluminum winMaytag Quiet Series dishdows or doors, aluminum washer, black, very nice toppers, any types of alu$175. 517-230-8128. minum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. WASHER & DRYER SET ExAll picked up for Free. cellent cond. $225. Call Call 517-628-2818 517-505-0045.





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ETHAN ALLEN CAMEL BACK VIOLIN- "LOUIS FEJSZES " made in ’61 in Lansing, MI. SOFA Asking $300/obo. $800/best. 517-372-0919, Originally $1200 in 1991. btwn. 9a.m. & 8p.m. Call after 5, 517-575-0476. THOMASVILLE OAK, 3 YAMAHA CONSOLE PIANO drawer, armoire - ExcelT118 PE. 1 yr old, exc. lent condition. $800/best cond, $3950. 517-546-0573 offer. 517-886-5567 or

GunsAccessories WHOLE HOUSE FURNITURE REMINGTON-20 GUAGE, 3" Sale- Formal L.R.& D.R. Magnum, model 870. 3x9 Hm.Office, F.R.& B.R. scope. Excellent condition. Leather, Dk.Wood, Glass. $300. 517-541-9433 Accessories,Patio/Garage items. Nov. 13 and 14- 10 til 6. 4255 Mar Moor DR. WANTED: Gun reloading Off Waverly. $2 to $850 equipment, old guns, lets, gun parts, more. (517)323-3122 Call 517-623-0416

NATIONAL MANUFACTURING Has a locally owned factory outlet. No experience needed. People skills a plus! Training provided. If you are a hard worker, Dependable, can start work immediately, and can follow direction, CALL Monday 10AM-8PM for office location 517-694-8246

CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiques, Jewelry, musical instruments, Valuables. Call 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, oldest buyer. Friendly & fair. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 CASH PAID for diabetic test strips. Up to $15 per 100 strips. Ph. 517-292-0991 GENERAL MOTORS VOUCH ER WANTED. If you would like to sell your GM voucher, call John 616-889-2056

USED 3 PT. hitch post hole digger. 517-645-7435 WANTED - 1971 H O N D A SL350 Motorsport. Call 989-640-0953.

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BUYING Old jewelry, sterling silver, violins, guitars, quilts, artwork. Cash paid. Call John 517-886-9795.

WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or MSU BASKETBALL TICKETS steel boats, aluminum winGreat seats. Sec. 101. Best dows or doors, aluminum offer. Call 248-891-5620. toppers, any types of aluminum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818

WOOD PALLETS Variety of sizes, $3 each. Ongoing A TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE bases, call Lorie 989-640MEMORY FOAM MAT4283. TRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-832-2401. MM

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FLORIDA Daytona Beach Timeshares on the ocean. ACCORD PROPERTIES 2 units, week 4 & 5, 2 Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. bdrm., 2 bath, kitch., launLansing /E. Lansing Area. dry on site, pool, balcony 517-337-7900 & game room. Internet hookup. 5 mi. to airport & racetrack. $15,000 ea or FRANDOR/CHESTER RD. $25,000/both. 517-627-1747 Spacious 2 bdrm. Quiet, clean, lg. closets, laundry, carport, storage area. Desirable neighborhood on bus route. FREE HEAT! From $595. 517-641-7645 or 517-641-7788

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CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL Gardens. (4) side-by-side lots in the Good Shepherd Garden. Transfer fee incl. 517-321-0002/517-282-3673.

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Apartments Suburbs

1st Month Rent FREE when GRAND LEDGE quiet 1 bdrm. you sign a 12 mo. lease! $455+ deo. 2 bdrm. $550+ Forest View Apts, Haslett dep. Both incl. heat. You * Immediate Occupancy pay electric. For nonsmok* Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 ing responsible individual * PET WELCOME or couple. No pets. * Single level bldg w/ pri517-627-9085 vate entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups HASLETT - 5705 Potter, in utility room near lake. Large 2 bdrm. * Vaulted ceiling in living 1.5 bath, fireplace, central room air. Utility room with * Storage access washer/dryer hookup. No * Lovely wooded setting pets, $595/mo. incl. water. * Close to everything Call 517-372-8000 or 517Call today for info and tour! 349-8345 517-349-2250 Conditions apply.

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Duplexes Townhomes

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Old Orchard Apts. Holts Best Value

GRAND LEDGE LG. Newly remodeled, 2 bdrm Townhouse, 1.5 bath, full bsmt, garage, $695+ util. No dogs please. 517-339-2486

WEBBERVILLE- 2 bdrm. duplex, 2 car garage, $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or 810-923-0910.

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Homes For Rent 6529 COOPER RD., Lansing Cute, remodeled, 2 bdrm., 1 bath in quiet neighborhood, lg. yard. $600/mo + utilities & deposit. No pets or smoking. Reference check. 517-256-6121.

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AUTO OWNERS/WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bdrms, from $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153 AUTO OWNERS/WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bdrms, from $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153 BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512. CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964.

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S. SIDE very nice, clean, quiet 2 bdrm., $475, washer/dryer hookup. 517-388-0584.

Quiet community with spectacular lake views. Move in specials. Located btwn E. Lansing & Jackson. Off US127 in Mason!

517-676-8877 BRADBERRY PARK APTS PER R Y . 2 bdrms & 2 full baths. Excellent location. Call 517-675-2059 for move-in specials!

DEER CREEK MANOR IN WILLIAMSTON Studio starting at $405 1 bdrm starting at $520 2 bdrm Standard starting at $620 2 bdrm Deluxe starting at $720 2 bdrm Luxury starting at $790 Hurry, they are going fast! Call Cyndi 517-285-8343

DELUXE APT. RENT starts $550 util incl. Also person WAVERLY AREA Large 1 bdrms. starting at to help care for apts. at re$475. Garage rent $80/mo. duced rent 482-8196 517-214-6798 GRAND LEDGE: 2 b d r m . $295/mo. Includes cable, DOWNTOWN water & A/C. Partly fur2 bdrm., 1100 sf, hardnished. Ideal for 1 person P WESTFIELD CLUB P wood floors, laundry. or couple. Call Steve at Luxury Homes at $600+ util. 719-5600 or 627-6694 before noon or Affordable Prices 482-8771. after 8 p.m. • Stylish 2 & 3 bdrm apts starting from $770 • Full size washer & GRAND LEDGE FRANDOR AREA 1400 sf., 3 dryer in home 2 bdrm. fireplace, bdrms., 2 baths, formal liv. • In Grand Ledge Schools garage, central air, & din. rms, spacious kitch• Feline Friendly washer & dryer, $750en, rent includes heat, wa$775. 517-282-9669 or ter, carport, trash pickup. 517-349-8000 Safe secure bldg., on-site 517-886-4100 owner. No pets. $975 per mo. 517-881-2049.

MASON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

MASON--FREE HEAT! 2 Bdrms Avail. Now! $99 Security Deposit. $645/mo. Vouchers accepted. Spacious 1,000 sq. ft. Water/Sewer/Trash incl. Pet-friendly. 517-244-0672

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OKEMOS Near MSU & shopping. 2 bdrm., 2 full bath apt. w/new carpet, paint, appliances incl. washer/ dryer. Walkout patio & covered parking. $850 + util. Avail. now! Deposit. Call 517-706-0644. HASLETT Lakefront on Lake Lansing w/dock, gazebo, beautiful view. patio. Luxury 2 bdrm w/ office, condo/ apt. New WORRY-FREE maple kitchen, black/ SENIOR LIVING stainless appliances, carpet, central air, granite. At Abbott Parkside W/D. No big dogs, incl Senior Community lawn, trash, snow. $950. û Large 1 & 2 bdrm 517-853-6307. apts for $695-800 û FREE HEAT! û Fun resident activities ûPrivate building with elevator system û Very Close to all major shopping & entertainment BLUE WATER VILLAGE û Covered parking Dimondale, near GM Delta available plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 û Professional Staff baths, starting at $700 Call today-- Apartments & trash incl. all applianare going FAST! ces, bsmt., pets welcome. Call 517-749-1714 or 517-337-1760 517-372-6250

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Duplexes Townhomes

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DEWITT 3 BDRM, 1 car garage, No basement. $800/mo + util & dep. NO PETS! 517-669-9798 DEWITT TWP. - 4 bdrm., 2 full baths, central air, 2 car attached garage w/ enclosed breezway btwn. house & garage on quiet dead-end street. $875+ util. & dep. Avail. December 1st. 517-339-1962.


6288 Nye Hwy., 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, 1531 sq. ft. ranch style home. Propane heat. 517-622-6059 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com


Brand New Homes Payments as low as $729/mo. 3 Bed/2 Bath, All Appliances, W/D, CA, Holt Schools, Pet Friendly. No Application fees! REDUCED Security Deposits. Available in November! LIMITED AMOUNT OF NEW HOMES! Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows Today! 1-888-258-2412 Exp. 11-30-10 EHO

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733 N. JENISON, Lansing, MI GRAND LEDGE: Updated lg. 48915: 2 bdrm., 1 bath. 1200 sf., 2 BR., + bsmnt., Incl. fridge & oven. Well inlaundry hookup. 1.5 bath, 2 1017 S GRAND Lansing. 4 sulated w/new windows. story w/garage, lg. kitchen New washer/dryer. Close bdrm., recently updated, & bdrms,. w/balcony. to St. Lawrence & near sec. 8 ok, $950/mo. Call Fresh paint, newer carpet. LCC/Cooley, $575. 517-214-8282 No big dogs. Includes 923 EDISON: 3 bdrm. , trash, lawn & snow. $740 + $650/mo. $15/app. fee. for util. 517-853-6307 1210 CLIMAX Lansing. 2 both. 517-331-1182. bdrm., hardwood floors, stove, fridge, washer/ dryMASON MANOR er hookups, easy access to 919 S. HOLMES ST. 2 bdrm., $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 Townhouses 496, Sparrow & MSU. Yard, N. LARCH ST. 2 BR, $550 2 bdrm. townhouse, A/C, garage. $625+ dep & util. mo. + utils. Near busline. 2 2 baths, washer/dryer, 517-655-3665/517-285-4457 BR apt., $550 mo., all utils 1,300 sq.ft. Fall Special! incld. Rooms w/private 517-676-3103 bath, $350 all utils. incld. 1509 MARY AVE Call 484-5619. 3 bdrm.,1.5 bath, lg. yard, dishwasher, AC, fireplace, very clean. $775. Call 517-388-2661 AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in speCOLEMAN AVE. 1 B E D - 1547 ROOSEVELT ST. cial! Flexible terms ROOM DUPLEX NEAR 2 bdrm., 1.5 car garage, lg. available. $395-$1095. INGHAM MEDICAL HOSPIbackyard, $650+ utilities. 517-651-1374 TAL $400 PER MONTH Call 517-372-8129. PLUS UTILITIES AND DEPOSIT, LOTS OF CLOSET SPACE,DECK. NO PETS. 2 BDRM HOME 625 CENTER, 1310 (517)281-1236 48910 Cavanaugh, Lansing. Cute 3 bdrm., 2 bath, laundry, & cozy. $600 mo. Call 517bsmt., $750+ util. Call 349-9436. HOLT- 2 LG bdrms, 1 bath, 719-5600 or 482-8771 2 story, large kitchen, central air, washer/dryer, extra clean, full bsmt, gas 3616 DONALD ST. Lansing. Small 2-3 BR., full bsmt., CUTE 1 BDRM. Country heat, small pets ok. nice yard, good neighbor517-468-3963 home in DeWitt area. hood. $600 + utils. WITH $550/mo. + dep. & util. No GOOD CREDIT. No Sec. 8. pets or smoking. 669-9455. HOLT CLEAN! 3BR,1.5BA, (Dogs extra). No cats, no Air, Dishwasher, W/D smoking. After 5pm 517hookup, Private Drive, 285-3336 DANSVILLE SCHOOLS - 3 Yard & Shed. No smoking bdrm., 1 bath home on 2 or pets. $750/mth incl. waacres. Across from 6,000 Lansing ter & sewer. (517) 507-3887 4229 CHICKORY acres of State land. UpSE. Newer 3 bdrm. ranch, stairs laundry w/washer & full basement, new carpet dryer, wood stove in LR, OKEMOS SCHOOLS/ MA& vinyl, very nice. Incl. all appliances, full SON Minutes from MSU. 2 $800/mo. Call Ron 323bsmnt. $875/mo. + util. & bdrm., 1.5 bath, complete4106. dep. 517-927-6561. ly remodeled, on 2 acres. Att’d 1 car garage. 1685 Stillman. $775+ util. Section 8 welcome. For more info. 517-930-1575

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November 14, 2010

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MERCEDES BENZ E320, 2004 $18,200 sunroof, leather, sound system, silver. Almost 39K. Excellent condition 517-484-8851

Buick LESABRE, 1999 $4,800 Only 88K mi. 1 owner, well kept, clean, leather. Good condition. 517-898-9217

Cadillac CADILLAC DTS 2007 16,000 mi., Gold Mist, full pwr Excellent cond. DTS LUXURY II SEDAN, 2006 78K mi. Power train warrarnty. Excellent condition.

$20,500 989-366-9191 $16,000

PONTIAC MONTANA SV6 2006 $10,800 Clean, great shape, rem start, 70737mi., Silver 517-974-7407 MERCURY VILLAGER SPORT 2002 $3,900 6cyl, 114000mi., Blue, Good Transportation. 517-614-0045 HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299


Chevrolet SILVERADO, 2006 67K mi. 2WD Excellent condition.

Mini Vans

$9,000 269-763-9716

Chrysler-Plymouth GRAND VOYAGER, 1996 $950/BEST 155, 315 mi., Runs well, needs muffler. Fair condition. 517-614-8250

Oldsmobile ’99 OLDS INTRIGUE No rust, low mi., runs perfect. Excellent condition




GRAND AM 2000 $4600 Well kept, clean, all pwr, CD, 102K mi., no rust 248-640-6448

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LT 2008 $16,950 Black, Lthr, one owner, hwy miles, 65100mi. 517-896-8338

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

Volkswagen JETTA GLS 2.0L 2004 $7,750 4 cyl, Driver Airbag, 81800mi., Gray, XM ready. 517-974-3172

Junk Cars Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS 7-days per week!!!

Toyota COROLLA LE 2001 $5,595 4 cyl, auto., runs like new, 74903mi., Silver. 517-202-3336

$50-$500 269-420-2676

DEAD OR ALIVE Salvage cars, trucks, vans. Free towing. We beat all offers. 517-482-2260 VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704

Trucks GMC JIMMY SLE 1999 $3250 New tires, V6, Tow pkg., 157K mi., runs good. Good cond. 989-763-2663

BONNEVILLE, 1996 $2,650 148K, Supercharged. Well maintained. Excellent condition. 517-410-1855

CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 2007 $29,900 1500 LTZ, auto, 4wd, 49Kmi., lthr, Silver w/blk int. 517-256-5560

MONTANA MINI-VAN 2002 $4950 Lthr, dbl pwr seat, rear a/c, DVD, CD/Cass., 2 sliding drs. 130K mi. 517-202-3687

FORD F-150 FX2 2007 $18,900 2WD, Ext. Cab, red, black lthr, 54K mi. Excellent cond. For more info 517-290-6761

GRAND PRIX GT, 1999 $4,500/BEST 153K mi., leather, htd. seats, moonroof. Like new. Excellent condition. 517-574-2016

CHEVY SILVERADO 2004 $11,000 Ext. Cab LT, loaded, black/black, htd seats, topper, MSTA, 517-391-2512

SOLD. November 14, 2010



BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 PAYING TOP $ For junk cars, trucks or vans. Clean yard = happy wife. 517-543-0825, 517-588-1518

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Homes For Rent

OKEMOS B eautiful ope n WILLIAMSTON - 5 bdrm., 3 bath, split level country foyer & floor plan, 5 BRs + home on 5 acres. 2 car gaden, 4 full baths, 2 rage. Gorgeous deck, pet whirlpools, 3 car garage, 3 okay. Horse run-in - horse season room, deck, fin. okay. 20 minutes from bsmt., lg yard & woods. No MSU. $1,500/mo. pets. $2495 mo. + utils., 231-258-3413 dep. & ref. 517-337-1007.

OKEMOS OFFICE/RETAIL • 2 offices w/ 550 sq.ft. total $550 + util. per mo. • 1000 sq.ft. $1000 per mo. all inclusive • 2000 sq.ft. $1500 per mo. all inclusive. 517-256-1389

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12 FT aluminum Sea Nymph w/trailer, 4 HP Johnson, $850 for all. Call 517-6516286


OKEMOS SCHOOLS- KEYS T O N E Sub. N. of Grand River on Okemos Rd. 4 bdrm., 3.5 bath in nice, quite neighborhood. Loft, LANSING - 2 bdrm houses GRAND LEDGE DOWN deck, fully fin. basement. NASCAR SPEED WEEK & 2 bdrm duplexes and TOWN 1500 sf., perfect for $1,500/mo. + util. 517-4022 bdrm. condo for rent, apts. $600-$700. Local store, office or studio, $495 3368 February 12-19, 2011, owner cell 989-550-1181. per mo. + utilities. Call WANTED - 1971 H O N D A at Daytona Beach, on the 517-886-5579. SL350 Motorsport. Call beach. $1500. 989-640-0953. Please call 517-676-4453 REGENT, 139 if interested. 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, lg. fenced yard, air, laundry Lansing-4 Bd/2 Ba th in bsmt., garage. $750+ home for $80,000. util. 719-5600 or 482-8771 Payments as low as $120/mo. Call Now DEWITT-POLEBARN 800-240-0578 40’x60’, concrete floor, CAMPING MEMBERSHIP ST JOHNS – electric. LIFETIME. Camp Coast to LEASE TO OWN O f f i c e Only $340/Mo! Lease to 11’x14’ sliding door. Coast USA/Canada /Warehouse. 5000 sf total. Own! Your Own Home! $600/mo. $10/night (full hook-up). LANSING 2000 sf office. All heated & Over 1,500 sq.ft. New Broker owned. Call Patti: (Paid $1,595) Must Sell HOME air conditioned. Located in Carpet & Paint ~ Many 517-881-7376 $595, 1-800-236-0327. 2 story 3 bdrm., formal Rensen Center. Jollymore to choose from!! dining ,new kitchen, Pennsylvania area. Rate as THE MEADOWS Call 517-641-7271 or 517low as $1250/mo. 331-1734 (989) 224-7707 214-7648. M-F 8-5 for more details.

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On October 6, 2010, the 30th Circuit Court of Ingham County, Michigan, entered judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Mark Goodman, and against the defendant, Matthew Fisher, for judicial foreclosure which said judgment awards to Mark Goodman a judgment in the amount of $37,591.43 at 7% interest which is to be satisfied through the proceeds of the subject sale. Notice is now given that on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., at the Veteran’s Memorial Courthouse, located at 313 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48933, that being the place for holding the Circuit Court for the County of Ingham, there will be offered for sale and sold to the highest bidder, at public sale, for the purpose of satisfying the amounts due and unpaid on the mortgage, together with the legal costs and charges of sale, including an attorney fee of $75.00 provided by law and in the mortgage. The land and premises men-


p tioned and described in the STATE OF MICHIGAN mortgage is as follows: PROBATE COURT LOTS 16 & 17 ASSESSORS COUNTY OF INGHAM PLAT NO 36 OF BLOCK 243 ORIG PLAT NOTICE TO CREDITORS Permanent Parcel #:33-01Decedent’s Estate 01-16-277-142 and which has the common FILE NO. address of 124 N. Larch St., 10-1633-DE Lansing, MI 48912. The length of the redemption period will be six (6) months Estate of Beulah M Monafrom the date of sale. This ghan Date of Birth: January notice shall be posted in a 10, 1918 TO ALL CREDITORS:* conspicuous place upon the NOTICE TO CREDITORS: property. The decedent, Beulah M Monaghan who lived at 5250 October 11, 2010 Marsh Road, Meridian Township, Michigan died Anthony J. Szilagyi (P56473) Attorney for Mark Goodman October 16, 2010 Creditors of the decedent The Law Offices of Anthony are notified that all claims J. Szilagyi, PLLC against the estate will be 110 S. Clemens Ave. forever barred unless preLansing, MI 48912 sented to Sheila M Carlson (517) 487-7000 named personal representative or proposed personal TC-874193 representative, or to both 11/7, 14, 21, 28/10-12/5/10 the probate court at 313 W.

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BATH CHARTER TOWNSHIP SYNOPSIS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING OF NOVEMBER 1, 2010 Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Supervisor Schneider. Members present were Supervisor Schneider, Clerk McQueen, Treasurer Garrity, Trustees Clark, Curtis, Pett and Puttler. Also present were Superintendent Feltman, County Commissioner Heideman, Fire Chief Hosford, Police Chief Rose, Mr. Orton from the David Chapman Agency and a few township residents. ACTION: 1. Approved the agenda with the addition of insurance update to New Business/Items for Introduction/Discussion. 2. Approved the consent agenda to receive and file the Police & Fire Board minutes of September 15, 2010, Senior Services Advisory Committee minutes of September 15, 2010 and the Farmers Market Board minutes of September 27, 2010. Approved the General Fund vouchers #38434-#38482 void in the amount of $70,986.07, Sewer Fund vouchers #2715-#2718 in the amount of $388,706.16 and Payroll vouchers #20007-#20050, Direct Deposits #709-#728 in the amount of $75,166.79. 3. Approved the special Board meeting minutes of October 14, 2010 as printed and the regular Board meeting minutes of October 18, 2010 with minor correction. 4. Approved forwarding the Medical Marihuana Ordinance to the Planning Commission. 5. Approved the Park Lake Management Program for weed control. County Commissioner Report given. Superintendent’s Report - Written and Verbal report given. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Kathleen B. McQueen, Clerk DBR/TC-876963


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* $2500 due, plus tax, title, license & doc fee. $0 sec deposit. All lease payments calculated with 27 months with 10,5000 miles a year with approved Tier 0-1 FMCR. All figures are based on A/Z plan financing thru Ford & FMCC off lease renewal or Conquest Lease or Expedition RCL lease. All 0% APR offers up to 60 mos. on approved credit through Ford Financing. $16.60 per month per $1000 financed with $0 down. All applicable factory rebates to dealer. Edge Lease payment is based on Edge to Edge Lease. Picture may not represent actual vehicle. See dealer for complete details. Expires 11.30.10.

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