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Vol. 47 - No. 44

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Woman, 84, relives her horse-riding days




hen Jean Barber was a young girl, she had a beau named Tony. The Lansing native saw her friend once a week, when her family traveled to Saranac for Sunday dinners at her aunt Hattie’s farm. Tony – tall, dark and handsome – knew the sound of her family’s car, and when it pulled into the driveway he would kick at his stall door. The romance, you see, was the age-old story of a girl and a horse. “Tony was the horse that I bonded with,” Barber said. “It was just love.” Tony and Jean had many adventures, including going into the hills to help bring in her aunt’s cattle. “That wasn’t work for me – it was fun,” Barber said. Now 84 and a resident of Burcham Hills Retirement Center, Barber got to rekindle that love affair with horses Nov. 16 when Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center manager Janet Gross brought her horse, Ano, to East Lansing. Ano, a 12-year-old Haflinger Therapeutic Riding Horse, and Gross made the trip to give Barber her “Experience of a Lifetime”. The Burcham program, which began informally last winter, aims to grant one resident’s wish per month. “They are so pleased to just have a day,” said Alexis Schneider, Bur-

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Burcham Hills Retirement Center resident Jean Barber received the “Experience of a Lifetime” with a visit from Ano, a Haflinger therapeutic riding horse. cham’s life enrichment coordinator. Barber was enchanted by the chestnut horse with the long blond mane, petting Ano and hand-feeding him treats. When the treats were gone, Ano stubbornly looked for more. “You leave my fingers alone!” Barber said with a laugh after the horse nuzzled at her hand in search of more nibbles. The experience was everything she could have imagined. “I’m just so thrilled. It’s just marvelous, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better,” Barber said. “I never realized I could see a horse again.”

Gross – who said she hopes Barber will be able to achieve her ultimate dream of riding – was also pleased. “She made me very happy,” Gross said of Barber. That’s the effect the Experience of a Lifetime program hopes to gives Burcham residents. And it gets even better – next month’s recipient is being flown to Texas for a holiday visit with their 97-year-old sister, who is in a nursing home. “(We’ve told residents) that it’s so important to never stop dreaming and to never stop living their dreams,” Schneider said.

EAST LANSING – East Lansing schools will soon recoup operating funds back from the state. Thanks to recent action taken by the Michigan Legislature, East Lansing is one of six districts in Michigan to see the return of so-called “20j” money. The other districts involved are all in Wayne and Oakland counties – Avondale, Clarenceville, Livonia, Harper Woods and Northville. Under the terms of House Bill 6212, East Lansing is slated to receive a bump of $182 per student, giving them a per-pupil student aid allowance of $8,489. The legislation would give the district an additional $660,000 in funding for the 2011-12 school year. “Michigan schools have endured some tough cuts, and all of our schools should get the resources they need to educate our kids and better prepare them for the workforce,” Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, said in a statement. “East Lansing schools have had their funding cut earlier this year, and this bill

will help provide more money for our classrooms and our kids.” East Lansing was one of numerous 20j districts statewide to receive additional state funds following the passage of Proposal A in 1994. While it would not restore the district’s full 20j funding, which was $8,621 per student in 2008-09, an analysis of the bill prepared by the House Appropriations Committee notes the additional money would “address the inequity wherein voters in these six districts are paying more mills than voters in comparably-funded nonhold harmless districts.” The veto in 2009-10 of 20j funding meant the district’s residents were paying more in millages than residents of comparably-funded districts, according to the analysis. East Lansing director of finance Richard Pugh said he expects the district will net just $420,000 of that money. As the district’s foundation allowance rises, Pugh explained, it loses a portion of state aid funds allocated to non-resident (School of Choice) students. “The additional revenue will certainly help the district as it addresses its 2011-12 budget,” Pugh said.

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News in brief Clarifications

The information submitted to us for our front page photograph about Haslett High School’s play, Wizard of Oz, was incorrect. The person identified as Matt Sauer, playing the part of the Tin man, was actually Aaron Petrovich. Information submitted by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program for honorees from Haslett omitted Nathan Riley who qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. Riley is a member of the Class of 2011.

Courier has early deadlines next week

Due to the Thanksigving Day holiday, the Towne Courier has early deadlines for the issue of Nov. 28. Editorial submissions must be made by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22. The classified ad deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m.

Meridian’s Christmas Walk set for Dec. 5

The second annual “Christmas in the Village Community Walk” will take place 2:30 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 5. This free event is walk 10 of the Walking in our Community Series sponsored by Community Partners in Health and Mid Michigan Environmental Action Council. All walk participants will be entered into a raffle to be held at the conclusion of the walk. Walkers can register Sunday afternoon at the Central Park Pavilion, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos MI beginning at 2:15 pm. The walk will begin at 2:30 p.m. Following the walk is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Historical Village at 4 p.m. The Friends of Historic Meridian will depict life in Meridian Township in the late 1800’s with tours, children’s activities and a visit from Santa. For more information contact Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department at 517-853-4600.

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Classrooms at Whitehills Elementary in East Lansing recently competed in a food drive for the Mid-Michigan Food Bank, ultimately collecting 2,244 pounds. From left are student teacher Elizabeth Wilcox, students Jordyn Branson, Dawson Tenches, Maya Parrotta and Maddie Herrera and teacher Greg Dufner.

News in brief MSU’s Annual Global Festival to be held

Coleridge’s Poem, Kubla Khan.” From 3-5 p.m., Pat Hill will present a program on “The Poetry of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners.” The public is invited. For more information, call Larry Ackerman at (517) 614-7820. or call (517) 339-1142.

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Super Senior Specials, BIBLE STUDY Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 Evening Bible Study, W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, Christian Science Reading Room, noon-7 p.m. weekdays and noon-5 709 E. Grand River Ave., East p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 30. Lansing, 5:30 p.m. second and Reduced fees on all dogs and cats fourth Mondays. Small, nonover 6 years old. Cats are adopt denominational group discusses a one, get one free. Complete health portion of the Bible. Info: 327-7724. care package is included. If you are over 60 years old, the adoption CHILDREN’S fees on these senior pets is waived. Info: 626-6060, www.cahs-lansing- ACTIVITIES org. Cost: $50 adoption fee on cats LEGO Creation Day, East 6 years or older. Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 2-3:30 p.m. ART GALLERIES Nov. 21. Children age 4 and older “Capturing the Essence of are invited to drop in and use Nature Through the library’s LEGO collection. Info: Realism”, East Lansing Public 351-2420. Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-9 Odyssey of the Mind, Chippewa Middle School, Food p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, lab classroom, 4000 Okemos Rd, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 Okemos, 7 p.m. Mondays. A p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. creative team experience for Sundays, Nov. 1-28. Featuring

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Calendar Kayaking: Paddle Safe, Paddle Right, Kinawa Middle School, pool, 1900 Kinawa Drive, Okemos, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 22. Develop basic skills and safety awareness. Learn about boats and gear, how to efficiently maneuver a kayak with basic strokes, and safety on the water. All equipment provided. Info: 333-9176, www.oke Cost: $45.

Okemos/Haslett Rotary, Walnut Hills Country Club, 2874 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, 12:10-1:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Info: 853-4144.


East Lansing Meridian Lions, Nancy Moore Park, 1960 Gaylord C. Smith Court, Okemos, 6 p.m. Nov. 23. Guests are welcome. Info: 487-0027. Eloquents Toastmasters Weekly Meeting, Okemos Presbyterian Church, meets in small chapel off education wing, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays. Info: (248) 9746127, eloquents.freetoasthost. org. Kiwanis Club of East Lansing, MSU Union, Abbott Road & Grand River Ave, East Lansing, 11:50 a.m. Nov. 22. Steve Scott, CPA, Maner Costerisan, “2010 Income Tax Update.” Info: 655-6767. Mom to Mom, River Terrace Church, 1509 River Terrace, East Lansing, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Biblically based class to educate,


Contra Dance, Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove St., East Lansing, 8 p.m. Nov. 27. The Ten Pound Fiddle dance. Featuring: The Top Drawer Band, and caller Bob Stein. All are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to twirl. Info: 337-7744, Cost: $9, $8 for members, $4 for students.


“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, www.artmuseum.msu. edu.

“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, "


Michigan State University’s 26th Annual Global Festival, MSU Union, corner of Abbot and Grand River, East Lansing, noon-5 p.m. Nov. 21. The live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 30 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Cultural displays and demonstrations, international cuisine and hands-on art projects, games and activities with international focus for children. Also gift shop with proceeds supporting a scholarship fund for spouses of international students

to attend MSU classes. Info: Cost: free admission and parking.


East Lansing High School Dance Crew Mary Kay Fundraiser, Spatran Dance Center, 217 Ann St., East Lansing, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 21. Join us for an open house and fundraising sale to support East Lansing High School’s first ever ELHS Dance Crew. Vendors will include Mary Kay Cosmetics, Silpanda Designs, Scentsy Wickless Candles, Pampered Chef and more. Fifty percent of proceeds will be donated to the ELHS Dance Crew for uniforms and like expenses. This is a come as you are event and there will be no formal presentations. Info: (616) 217-7538, "


Mind-full Motivator’s Health & Nutrition Group, Presbyterian Church of Okemos , 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Find help cutting through the clutter of all the conflicting health and nutrition advice. Get motivated to succeed in reaching your health and nutrition goals. This is not a weight-loss program. Led by Barb Geske, M.S. Info: 349-9536, Cost: donations only.

Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, 1-4 p.m. Telka’s Fall Stress Nov. 21. The Michigan Society Management Series, of Herpetologists will host an Campus Village Center Conference open house where members will Room, Campus Village Conference showcase their privately-owned Room, 1151 Michigan Ave., East reptiles and amphibians. Info: Lansing, This program is offered 483-4224, www.mynaturecenter. during lunch hour, afternoon and org. Cost: donations accepted. evening time slots on Tuesdays. Join Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist Season of Light, Abrams Telka Arend-Ritter A.C.S.W., Planetarium, MSU campus, East L.M.S.W, for this unique 11-week Lansing, 8 p.m. Fridays and life changing, life healing program. Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, Nov. Prior evaluation and registration is 26-Dec. 19. Explore the customs we required. E-mail TelkaAR@comcast. associate with this special time of net or call 332-9310. Info: 332-9310, year. Info: 355-4672, Cost: Cost: cost covered by insurance and $3, $2.50 for students and seniors, private rates available. $2 for children 12 and younger.


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OKEMOS – Reports of the death of the Travelers’ Club – and of White Bros. Music – have been, to borrow from Mark Twain, greatly exaggerated. While the two properties are indeed in foreclosure and have been since mid-August, a buyer has yet to come forward. White Brothers Music opened in 1976 and Travelers Club debuted in 1982. Sheriff’s sales are held each week for the properties at the Ingham County Courthouse. Every week that goes by without a sale means the six-month repayment clock for $834,634 to Comerica Bank has not begun ticking. What that means for Will White’s busi-

nesses is staying in their present locations until at least late May of 2011. White said he’s appreciative of any time he has to sell more restaurant meals and musical instruments, not to mention right his financial White ship. “We’ll be around at least for the next Art Walk,” he said. The event, which will mark its third year in 2011, has been held on the third Saturday in June. The last two to three weeks have been “terrible” at the restaurant, White said. Many people thought the Travelers Club – its formal name is the Travelers Club Restaurant and Tuba Muse-

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OKEMOS — Jackson National Life employs 1,300 people at its headquarters and is one of Ingham County’s single largest property owners, by value. Its taxes go into a variety of public coffers, including the city of Lansing’s under a so-called Act 425 agreement. And, as of Jan. 1, it will no longer have local police protection.

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Along with optimism that bills will be paid in a timely matter, White said there are plans to work on the web sites for the businesses and to rebrand White Bros. as a custom guitar shop. With the holidays coming up, after all, “musical gifts are the ones that keep on giving,” White said. White said he is also trying to drum up enough business to “pay the mortgage” and be economically viable for new property owners, whoever they might be. The to-do list includes getting $1,500 together to pay for new carpet at the restaurant. White said it hasn’t been replaced in five years and is looking “ratty”. Coupons have brought in some new

customers, along with some hope for the future. “We’re always trying to move forward,” White said. “If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving back.” “We’re certainly glad and relieved they are still part of the community,” assistant township manager Paul Brake said. “We know Mr. White is resourceful and that he will come up with a longer-term solution that will keep his businesses part of the downtown Okemos community.” White has a long had a plan for using the properties for a mixed-use planned-unit development, but it has attracted little interest.

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EAST LANSING — The political winds for austerity have claimed another political victim. Mark Grebner, a Democrat who first served his East Lansing district on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners when bell bottoms were cool, says his newly won 16th term will be his last. “I feel like I’ve donated enough of my time,” quipped Grebner, who started on the board in 1977 and has served uninterrupted on the county panel since 1985. Grebner He specifically mentioned political fights over commissioner compensation and the lack of continuity on the board as motivations for his decision. When his last term ends in 2012, Grebner will have served 32 years on the county board, easily the longest service of any commissioner from Ingham County, county of-

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ficials confirm. Grebner’s service also ranks him second statewide in unofficial records kept by the Michigan Association of Counties. The irascible Grebner’s style and humor are renowned in county political circles. The uber-casual commissioner once centered a fundraiser over his pledge to wear a suit to the event. And he’s distributed bumper stickers that say “Grebner: No worse than the rest” and “He may be a fool, but he’s our fool.”

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“Mark is an old friend and was a colleague of mine when I was elected to the board of commissioners,” said U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing. “He has always remained true to himself and you always know where you stand with Mark. “He is one of the smartest people I know and reminds all of us to keep our sense of humor. He has served our county and state with distinction and leaves big shoes to fill.” Grebner, 57, is the owner of Practical See

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Political Consulting and has degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. During a break from board service in the early 1980s, he attended law school at U-M. “I have work and worrying about county issues. Two-thirds of my time are in my business and one-third is spent on the county,” Grebner said. Grebner won another two-year term on Nov. 2, with 73 percent of the vote. Grebner’s last term ends Dec. 31, 2012. “Ingham County is going to be losing a valuable resource,” said County Clerk Mike Bryanton. “While people may not

What others are saying

• Michigan Association of Counties President Thomas Mullaney of Alpena County: “Commissioner Grebner has more than earned his retirement after (more than 30 years) of public service. MAC wishes him a very long and fun-filled retirement. We will miss his knowledge and involvement with MAC.” • City of Lansing Finance Director (and former Ingham County controller) Jerry Ambrose: “He has been an institution in Ingham County government and he will be missed. I think he has been a stable force for the county for many years. Not everybody agrees with what he wanted to do, but they respect his positions.” • Ingham County Controller Mary Lannoye: “He’s going to be missed. He’s the longest serving member with a wealth of knowledge and historical perspective no one else can bring.”

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Business briefs Local firm develops state-wide recycling for fluorescent lights

Michigan Energy Options of East Lansing is helping Michigan residents keep mercury out of their environment by developing a statewide recycling program. The compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) program has created more than 200 recycling sites across the state for the disposal of these bulbs, which contain trace amounts of mercury. Funded by the Michigan Public Service Commission, the CFL program has a Web site, that provides disposal location information for Michigan residents. For the past four years, MEO has helped to distribute more than one million CFLs to Michigan residents through the Change a Light, Change Michigan program. CFLs are essential to reducing Michigan’s energy needs while also cutting greenhouse gases since they use one-fourth the electricity of incandescent light bulbs. One million new CFLs in use translates into nearly 720 million pounds of CO2 avoided, which is the equivalent of taking 60,000 cars off of the road for a year. But, CFLs have a drawback. Because CFLs contain small amounts of mercury, they must be disposed of properly when they stop working, says John Kinch, Executive Director of Michigan Energy Options. “Our CFL recycling centers will take used bulbs and will make sure that 100 percent of each bulb is recycled and the mercury is captured and won’t get out into the environment.” — From Michigan Energy Options


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or the demands of your spouse, imagine a silent house, and give thanks. When you’re griping about a stressful day at work, consider the friend who has been pounding the pavement for months or years with no success, and

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give thanks. When you pick up the phone to order a pizza because nothing in your jam-packed pantry looks good, think about the person visiting a food pantry for the first time who is wondering, ‘How did it come to this?’, and give thanks. If you’re dreading spending the holidays with your family, think of those who lost loved ones this year, and give thanks. See, that wasn’t so hard, was it? There’s plenty to be thankful for all around us, even in the midst of so many uncertainties – financial, social, you name it. There is peace in a subtle sunrise or a glowing sunset, contentment in a brilliant field of stars against a deep blue-black sky. There’s even something to be said for the diamond

glitter of new-fallen snow, but I think most people – except the diehard winter sports enthusiasts – would agree that feeling only lasts a little while. Personally, I’m thankful for little things. There’s the roof over my head, provided largely by my loving, smart and hardworking husband. There’s heat, lights and food in the fridge, TV and music. There are friends to call for a movie night, an MSU hockey game, to bring over dinner, to check out an estate sale or just plain hang out. I am thankful to live in a country where all manner of diverse opinions – no matter how hateful – are tolerated and can be expressed without fear of imprisonment or worse. Most of all, I am thankful for family – the one I was born into, and the one I married into. It is a blessing to know

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dime in tuition. And they won’t necessarily be students who would have thought of themselves as college bound. “What we’re looking for is maybe the first-generation kids, the kids that didn’t think they’d be able to go to college or be able to afford it,” said Stanley Kogut Jr., superintendant of Ing-ham Intermediate School District, at a Tuesday morning news conference held to announce the project. “They’re going to have those opportunities.“

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Lansing schools Superintendant T.C. Wallace Jr. called the project “long overdue.” While the district has long offered students the opportunity for dual enrollment in high school and college, “the difference in this program is that it’s not designed necessarily for the youngsters that are ahead of the curve,” he said. “It’s for any student that wishes to take that next step toward higher education. It’s a shift in thinking.” Middle colleges have been around for decades, but the idea has gained greater currency in recent years as educators and policy makers wrestle with the dual challenges of increasing educational attainment across the board and of addressing educational inequality. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Early College High School Initiative has supported more than 200 schools. Early colleges are similar to middle colleges, but generally have higher expectations of the amount of college work students will complete. The state of Michigan began funding middle colleges in 2006.

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In reverse order this is our list of the best performers for East Lansing, Okemos and Haslett prep sports this past fall:


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The Vikings finished the season with a final record of 28-6-2, which will go down as one of the best season in team history. Haslett made a strong run in the district tournament, defeating both Eaton Rapids and Portland in straight sets, before losing to CAAC Gold foe DeWitt 3-1 in the district final. The Vikings were led by a strong group of seven seniors, six of which were every-day starters.


East Lansing Football

This group faced an emotional rollercoaster throughout the year but still managed to put together a memorable 7-2 regular season, which included a number of signature wins. The Trojans were led by a strong senior class that head coach Bill Feraco said “left their legacy” at East Lansing. The team’s season came to an end with a hard-fought loss to DeWitt in a district opener.


-tie Okemos Boys Cross Country

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The Chieftains had an outstanding season, which included a CAAC Blue league title as well as a first-place finish at its Division 1 regional final at Portage. Okemos was led by senior Carson Schaefer, who was in his first year running cross country, and senior Jordan Johnson, who transferred the previous year from Eastern. The Chieftains took home a 21st-place finish at the Division 1 state meet.


The Chieftains had one of the most memorable starts in team history on their way to a second place finish in the CAAC Blue.

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Paul Palmer’s club had a strong finish to the season, capping the year with a 14-7 victory over Haslett and securing their first winning season since 2007.

-tie East Lansing Boys Cross Country

While the Trojans were edged by Okemos in the league meet, they did have an outstanding performance at this year’s Division 2 state meet. Senior Robbie Glew, who won both the regional and Greater Lansing meet, ran the sixth fastest time at states and helped lead the Trojans boys team to a ninth place finish overall.


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East Lansing’s football team experienced a tragedy, the death of number 65, Josh Eady, in a car crash. The Trojans qualified for the state playoffs with a 7-3 record. CAAC Blue. What was expected to be a rebuilding year for the Chieftains, turned into a memorable season that included a dominant performance at the Class A districts, where the group did not loose a single game on their way to a district title. The Chieftains made another trip to the regional round, as their season came to an end with a loss to Class A powerhouse East Kentwood.


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The Trojans had an outstanding season, which was capped with a sixth-place finish at the Division 2 state championships. They concluded the tournament with a strong second day, improving two spots from their first day finish at Forest Akers West.

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This year marked the 10th consecutive year that the Trojans have qualified for the state championships. Leading the way for East Lansing was senior Emily Koryto who shot a team-best 179 at the finals.


East Lansing Girls Cross Country

The Trojan girl’s team cruised to a CAAC Blue league title and concluded the season with a fourth-place finish at the Division 2 State Championship meet. This group tied for the highest state finals finish of any area team, and also four

sports ahead of Ionia, who edged them for the regional championship. Freshman Mado Glew had an outstanding finish to her first year running for the Trojans, taking first at the league meet and 30th overall at the state finals. The Trojans have now placed in the top-7 at states the past six years.


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Worship Services Sunday 9:25am Church School 9:25 am Sundays Nursery Provided Godly Play for Preschoolers Kingdom Makers Workshop K-5th

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Middle School Youth Group: Wed. 5:30-7pm High School Youth Group : Sun. 7-9pm

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It would be difficult to find any area team that has been so dominant in their respected sport over the past decade. Expectations run high every year for this team, and this season was no different. The Chieftains cruised to an undefeated record against area teams, including one of the most

dominant CAAC Blue league meet performances in recent history on its way to a 10th straight league title. For the first time in head coach Patrick Saucedo’s head coaching career, the Chieftains had all 36 of their entries make it back to the second day of the league finals. Okemos swimmers top the list of every event on the annual LSJ end of the season honor role list.



Okemos Tennis


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league and regional meets, Okemos tennis team providedan exceptional showing at the Division 2 state finals, when it mattered most. The Chieftains had four of their eight flights advance to the semifinal round, and two teams, No. 1 doubles and No. 3 doubles, finish runner-up at the meet. Okemos took home a thirdplace finish overall, matching its finish from the previous season.


ceptional season this year. They did not loose a single match throughout the CAAC Blue season and went on to place first at the Division 2 regional meet.

The Trojans were loaded from top to bottom with senior talent, starting with No.1 singles standout Harry Jadun, who finished the year with a 25-2 record. East Lansing took home a fifth-place finish at the Division 2 State Finals.


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



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****BEST HOME LOANS****Refinance for any reason: Mortgage and Land Contract payoffs, debt-consolidation, home BOXER PUPPIES 2 improvements, property AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS fawn females $600; 2 huge COCKAPOOS WHITE & tan. taxes, foreclosures. PurAKC, Vet checked, 1st 7 wks. old. Well puppy males solid black $900. For chases too! Includes shots, well socialized, chkd., tails & dews, $200. pix youtube @ "shenanHouses/ Mobiles/ great with kids. $400. Call 517-749-6992. doah boxers 5" Both paModulars. Cash Available 517-388-0056/517-627-1288 rents on site. 517-676-7708 for good/bad/ugly credit! 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 4 6 - 8 1 0 0 COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! GREAT DANE PUPS 9 wks. Good colors. 989-426-3866 1st shots, wormed. Black & MM or 989-246-0658 Karen. white. Purebred. $400 989-980-9771 DRDANIELSANDSON.COM COCKER SPANIEL PUPS CASH REAL ESTATE 1st shots, wormed. Can be GREAT DANE PUPS A K C LOANS We Buy Land Conregistered. $250. No Sun$700.00. (517)663-6169 tracts. $10,000-$500,000 day calls. 989-584-6192 Private Money, Fast! Deal with Decision Maker. CUTEST EVER! LAB Michigan Licensed Peke-A-Poo, Shi-Poo, PUPS NMLS#138110 800-837- AKC HAVANESE ADORABLE Poodle & Shi-Nese Pups. AKC 6166 or 248-335-6166 Toy breeds. healthy family raised pups Beautiful Allan@DrDanielsAndSon.c Adorable! Vet checked. $1100 puppies! om $450-$550. Shots, MM 517-230-1631 vet 517-404-3045/517-861-7086 checked, ready to AKC YELLOW LAB PUPS 6 go to Weeks, $400. (989)289their 6481 forever homes, 11/20. $350-$400. AKITA-4 YR OLD spayed fe810-210-2572 male with a sweet tempermant, needs a patient, sensitive home. Call 517-669-6452. LAB PUPS AKC Black, $250. Call 989-875-3270 or 989763-8077 SHEPHERD PORTLAND APTS. FIRST AUSTRALIAN PUPPIES AKC Parents on ANNUAL CRAFT AND site, $300. 616-891-1058. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPLAB PUPS AKC Black, vet @ BAKE SALE. Sat. Nov. 27, PIES AKC. Males & fe1st shots, parents on site. 2010, 8 AM-4 PM. Sale males, 8 wks. 616-902-6855 Ready now! Great family will be located in the BEAGLE PUPPIES 4 litters, pets. $325. 517-663-2162. $125-$200. 7 wks.-3 mos. Community Room, 1800 old, shots & wormed. Call Lillian Blvd., Portland. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS anytime 989-560-6143. LAB PUPS AKC Chocolate, AKC,3 females, 1 male, 3 shots & wormed, $400 femos. Shots. $1,500/obo. males, $300 males. 517BICHON FRISE PUPS - AKC 517-569-3744/517-879-6773. 896-8429. Family raised, health guar., hypoallergenic, Vet checked & already trained. GERMAN SHEPHERD & bull LABRADOODLE PUPS F1 mastiff mix pups. 1 boy, 4 $400. 989-640-2766 Chocolate or Black, $400. girls. $200. Shots. ESTATE SALE Fri. & Sat. (989)289-6481 989-637-4387 11/26 & 11/27, 9 a.m.-5 HEELER/BORDER p.m. Variety of treasures. BLUE COLLIE MIX PUPPIES. $50 LABRADOR RETRIEVER 650 Joan Dr., Mason. each. Call 517-726-1418. PUPS AKC. Black & Chocolate Females, 9 wks, Dews claws , Exc. hunter, Exp. BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES breeder. Good with chilMales, shots, wormed. , dren, loveable, parents on vet checked. $200. 989-268site, pure bred, shots, 5830. vet @ , wormed, $450. (269)209-2315 COCKAPOO/POM 3 BUFF/1 GERMAN SHEPHERD Black, 11 weeks, Good with SEE SOURCEADS.COM PUPS 7WKS OLD, parents MALTESE PUPPIES Shots, children, loveable, OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE on site, shots, wormed, NO wormed, $175. (989)235wormed, very small. $400. 877-475-SELL PAPERS $300. 517-812-2559 6120 517-627-6418, 517-614-9564



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ProfessionalTechnical INSTRUCTOR, LAW ENFORCEMENT at the Capital Area Career Center for Ingham Intermediate School District. The individual in this position will provide a comprehensive and high quality program of study which prepares students for a career, future learning, and leadership in the field of Law Enforcement. Qualifications include possession or eligibility for Vocational Certification as a Law Enforcement Instructor and two years recent, relevant work experience in law enforcement using the skills and knowledge taught in the Law Enforcement program. Terms of Employment: 37 wks/yr, 5 days/wk, 7 hours/day. Compensation: between $32,418 and $65,671 per year. Application Deadline: Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 4:00p.m. A completed online application, resume and cover letter of interest are required. For a complete job description and application instructions please visit our website at . Computers with Internet access are available at the Capital Area Michigan Works! 2110 South Cedar St., Lansing, Michigan or any public library. AA/EOE

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

Instructor, Collision Repair Technology at the Capital Area Career Center for Ingham Intermediate School District. The indiTEACHER vidual in this position will INSTRUCTOR, ACADEMY at the Capital provide a comprehensive Area Career Center for and high quality program Ingham Intermediate of study which prepares School District. The indistudents for a career, fuvidual in this position will ture learning, and leaderprovide a comprehensive ship in the automotive coland high quality program lision repair industry. of study which prepares Qualifications include posstudents for a career, fusession or eligibility for ture learning, and leaderVocational Certification as ship in elementary or seca Collision Repair Technolondary education. Qualifiogy Instructor and two cations include possession years recent, relevant of an elementary or seconwork experience working dary teaching certificate in a shop in the automoand five years recent reletive collision repair indusvant work experience as a try. Terms of Employregular education classment: 37 wks/yr, 5 room instructor. Terms of days/wk, 7 hours/day. Employment: 37 wks/yr, 5 Compensation: between days/wk, 7 hours/day. $32,418 and $65,671 per Compensation: between year. Application Deadline: $35,433 and $69,899 per Thursday, December 16, year. Application Deadline: 2010 @ 4:00p.m. A comThursday, December 16, pleted online application, 2010 @ 4:00p.m. A comresume and cover letter of pleted online application, interest are required. For a resume and cover letter of complete job description interest are required. For a and application instruccomplete job description tions please visit our weband application instrucsite at tions please visit our web. Computers with Internet site at access are available at the . Computers with Internet Capital Area Michigan access are available at the Works! 2110 South Cedar Capital Area Michigan St., Lansing, Michigan or Works! 2110 South Cedar any public library. AA/EOE St., Lansing, Michigan or any public library. AA/EOE


Schools and Training AIRLINES ARE HIRING— Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified—Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-891-2281. MM

When you need repairs around the home - and you need them fast - check the service directory in LCN Classifieds See or Call LCN Monday-Friday, 8-5 1.877.475.SELL

HAMPTON INN & SUITES PT Night Audit/Front Desk/Part Time Evening Banquet Workers needed. Must be dependable and hard working. Apply within at: 2200 Hampton Place Okemos, MI. or fax resume to (517) 349-0885 LOOKING FOR A JOB? HAVE BILLS TO PAY? Waiting 6 months to start your new career isn’t an option? New Horizons has your solution. Earn your Microsoft, Cisco, CompTia, or Virtualization certification from New Horizons right here in Central Michigan in as little as 10 days of training! Private funding and career placement is available! Call 1-888-413-7876

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Dental DENTAL ASSISTANT(S) needed to cover maternity leave for 2 staff members. December through June. Experience necessary. Call (517) 669-8864.

DENTAL ASSISTANT(S) needed to cover maternity leave for 2 staff members. December through June. Experience necessary. Call (517) 669-8864.

No experience? Need training?

Accelerated Career Training Program & Job Placement


Part TimeTemporary EARN $1,000 BEFORE CHRISTMAS Flexible schedule. Looking for outgoing "people persons." Please call Jeff at 517-484-0386, ext. 17 for details.

Business Opport. Self Employment ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS from Home! YearRound Work! Excellent Pay! No Experience! Top US Company! Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry, More! Toll Free 1-866-844-5091 MM $600 WEEKLY! Process HUD/FHA Refunds from home part-time. No experience needed. Start today! 8 0 0 - 7 6 2 - 2 2 0 1 MM SEMI TRUCK Owner—Operators needed to deliver loads of RV trailers and tent campers across the U.S. and Canada. CDL A and passport required either with your own trailer or leasing one of ours. Call 1-866-764-1601 m MM WHAT IS YOUR EARLY RETIREMENT PLAN? Northern Michigan Hotel? Call for Details 866-233-7562


RELOCATE YOUR HOME AND SAVE! Up to $8,500 in relocation Expenses, PLUS Discounted Site Rent. $199*/mo. for 3 yrs. Call Kensington Meadows (888)-605-2237 *Annual market

incr. apply. Site rent returns to full market rate in 4th year. Home must satis fy community move-in requirements. Expires

Apartments Lansing 121 ISLAND AVE. 1 bdrm., 1st floor apartment, heat, water, trash removal and basement included. All new flooring. Must see! Quiet neighborhood. $550/mo. 517-881-3386 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

Apartments Suburbs

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 in utility room LARGE 1 BDRM APT. in * Vaulted ceiling in living Grand Ledge, overlooking room the park & river, includes * Storage access heat & water, $540 mo. + * Lovely wooded setting dep. No pets, no smoking. * Close to everything Call 517-242-4867. Call today for info and tour! 517-349-2250 Conditions apply. MASON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ BEACON LAKE dryer. From $750. Quiet community with 517-282-9669 spectacular lake views. 517-349-8000 Move in specials. Located btwn E. Lansing & Jackson. Off US-127 in Mason!

Apartments Suburbs

Apartments Suburbs

Old Orchard Apts. Holts Best Value


At Abbott Parkside Senior Community û Large 1 & 2 bdrm apts for $695-800 û FREE HEAT! û Fun resident activities ûPrivate building with elevator system û Very Close to all major shopping & entertainment û Covered parking available û Professional Staff Call today-- Apartments are going FAST!

$100 moves you in! "0" application fee &

Duplexes For Rent

Duplexes Townhomes BLUE WATER VILLAGE Dimondale, near GM Delta plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 baths, starting at $700 & trash incl. all appliances, bsmt., pets welcome. Call 517-749-1714 or 517-372-6250

5849 O R C H A R D CT. Co m pletely remodeled 2 bdrm, 1 bath, full basement with washer/dryer. New carpet, paint, appliances. Fenced backyard, private deck. $650 + utils. 517-332-9255.

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


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AREA 1400 sf., 3 EASTLAWN CEMETERY/ FRANDOR bdrms., 2 baths, formal liv. OKEMOS (2) spaces in 10 & din. rms, spacious kitchCommandments, lot 5A. en, rent includes heat, waAsking $1,495; priced at ter, carport, trash pickup. $2,600. 517-625-7800 Safe secure bldg., on-site owner. No pets. $875 per EASTLAWN MEMORY GARmo. 517-881-2049. DENS, Okemos. (4) lots in Prayer Garden. 517-663LANSING 1597 3322 W. Michigan. 1 bdrm., 1st floor, $525 + electric. Laundry. EASTLAWN MEMORY GARCall 517-482-8771 or DENS Okemos. Dbl. vault 517-719-5600 incl. dbl. granite marker (not yet ordered). Asking $3,300 valued at $5,700. 517-449-0912 MICHIGAN WINTER IS on the way! Move into Lansing EVERGREEN CEMETERY Towers Today! Great views, Near entrance. Lot 508 - Free Garage Parking, DoorSection B - Grave 1. $550. man, Public Transportation, Close to Downtown Lansing, Call 630-960-0512. Capitol Buildings, Cooley Law, LCC & Washington Square.

Apartments For Rent

Northern MI Property for Sale A

LANSING AREA- 1 & 2 bdrm, Starting from $400 + dep. Includes utilities. 517-372-6250

NO RENT UNTIL DEC. Call Today Certain conditions


517-321-1765 EHO

Time Shares

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buyer for your camping gear. See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL


Get The Job Done Right Barn Work BARN ROOF We put steel roofs on high barns. Ask for John 616-527-3635.

BoardingKennels BRENDA’S DOG GROOMING & Training. Quiet Home Setting. 10751 Iosco Road, Webberville (517) 294-0209

Builders-ContractorsRemodelers RENOVATIONS


Interior & Exterior

Cleaning Service WILL CLEAN YOUR Home. Honest, hardworking, dependable, reasonable. Call Mary 517-648-7133

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

Drywall Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853

Fencing DONE RIGHT FENCE & SKID LOADER SERVICE Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988


GUILFORD’S Seamless Gutters 5” & 6” Gutters

Selling an Item?

HOLT CLEAN! 3BR,1.5BA, Air, Dishwasher, W/D hookup, Private Drive, Yard & Shed. No smoking or pets. $750/mth incl. water & sewer. (517) 507-3887

See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL

For more information or to reserve space call

1-877-475-SELL Lawn and Tree Service

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

R. Knott Services

FALL CLEANUP SPECIALISTS • Flower Clipping & Clearing FALL Painting, Gutter Clean- • Garden Cleaning & Tiling • Landscape Beds Cleaned ing, Chimney Sealing. • Eavestrough Cleaning Call • Fall Bush Trimming Josh 272-2840. (517) 993-2052 • Mulch Mowing (517) 694-7502 • Firewood • Residential Snow Removal & Salting

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

e Best Pric Around


• Appliances • Brush • Carpet Furniture • Metal • Wood • Concrete • Shingles •

Senior Discount

• Master Shields Gutter Protecion • Windows & Siding


Licensed • Insured Free Estimates 517-649-2344 or

HOLT- 2 LG bdrms, 1 bath, 2 story, large kitchen, central air, washer/dryer, extra clean, full bsmt, gas heat, small pets ok. 517-468-3963

Stump Removel




Since 1975 Licensed - Insured


TOTAL LAWN CARE Free Estimates (517) 887-4985

Fall Cleanup, Aeration & Dethatching, Overseeding Mowing, Tree/Shrub Removal, Winter Pruning, Removal of Bagged Leaves, Snow Removal & Salting. Mention this ad for $10 off any Total Lawn Care Service

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

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

Lawn and Tree Service FALL LAWN & garden cleanups. Gutter cleaning, leaf raking, snow blowing & shoveling. 517-652-9802

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

Wayne Shook Experienced Interior-Exterior Painting

Insured • Free Estimates • References



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

Tree Service COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE Hip high, planted in your yard, $20 per tree. Call 517-944-2727.


Floor Services

• Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

MASON MANOR Townhouses 2 bdrm. townhouse, A/C, 2 baths, washer/dryer, 1,300 sq.ft. Fall Special! 517-676-3103




LAKE CHARLEVOIX , 1000+ sq. ft., wanterfront OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing condo (S. arm). Top floor, Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 WAVERLY AREA Large 1 bdrms. starting at 3 bdrm., 2 bath, fully furbdrms., hardwood floors, $475. Garage rent $80/mo. nished, Fireplace, elevator $525-$675, heat included. 517-214-6798 in bldg. Beach, docks, 517-896-8732 close to everything. $359K. 248-376-5800 SPACIOUS TOWNHOMES P WESTFIELD CLUB P • 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, $599 • 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, $699 Luxury Homes at • Washer/dryer hookups. Affordable Prices • Walk-in closets. • Garages available. • Stylish 2 & 3 bdrm apts FLORIDA Daytona Beach starting from $770 > Pet friendly ? Timeshares on the ocean. • Full size washer & 517-394-3111 2 units, week 4 & 5, 2 dryer in home bdrm., 2 bath, kitch., laun• In Grand Ledge Schools dry on site, pool, balcony ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED • Feline Friendly & game room. Internet 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. hookup. 5 mi. to airport & Beautiful Park setting. racetrack. $15,000 ea or 517-886-4100 Close to schools & shop$25,000/both. 517-627-1747 ping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. Planning an Auction? It’s not too late to find a 989-224-8919 EHO


Service Directory


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

Selling an item

HASLETT Lakefront on Lake Lansing w/dock, gazebo, beautiful view. patio. Luxury 2 bdrm w/ office, condo/ apt. New maple kitchen, black/ stainless appliances, carpet, central air, granite. W/D. No big dogs, incl lawn, trash, snow. $935. 517-853-6307.

DELTA TWP 521½ Chanticleer. Beautiful 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 1 car garage. Shared fenced yard. Available now. $680+ util. 517-256-3726.

Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

517-321-8222 800-843-6561 FREE ESTIMATES

(517) 857-2333 Expert Trimming & Removals Thinning, Elevating, *Fully Insured* Dead Limbing & Shaping *Free Advice* 60 ft. AERIAL WORK TRUCK


Kyran VanSickle Owner/Certified Arborist

Reliable Construction


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

TREE TRIMMING & removal. Licensed, insured. Credit cards accepted. Call Mike 866-557-5848

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


Call 517-694-7502

or 517-993-2052 Reliable Free Estimates Since 1986

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EXQUISITE NEW 3,453 sq.ft. ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. home in highly desirable Lansing /E. Lansing Area. Central Park. 4 bdrm., 2.5 517-337-7900 bath, 3 car garage, granite, FP, wood flrs, upstairs laun., master suite, energy FREE HEAT-WATER! star, 10 yr warranty & Frandor/Chester Rd. Spamuch more. Must see durcious 2 bdrm. Quiet, clean, ing open hours 1-4 Sat. & lg. closets, laundry, carSun. 4818 Nassau St., port, storage area. DesiraOkemos. $306,390. Call for ble neighborhood on bus private showing. Allen Edroute. $625. 517-641-7645 win Homes, 800-497-2713. or 517-641-7788

Lansing Towers Apts 517-482-8838 or

Condominiums For Rent

laundry hookup. 1.5 bath, 2 story w/garage, lg. kitchen & bdrms,. w/balcony. Fresh paint, newer carpet. No big dogs. Includes trash, lawn & snow. $730 + util. 517-853-6307

(2) SPACES in the Garden of 10 Commandments incl. 1 vault at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Okemos, MI. Sell for $1,995. Todays price is $3,920. Call: 517706-7833 evenings.


Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply


Cemetery LotsMonuments

517-676-8877 MASON--FREE HEAT! CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 Bdrms Avail. Now! $99 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., Security Deposit. $645/mo. heat, water, sewer & trash BRADBERRY PARK APTS Vouchers accepted. SpaPER R Y . 2 bdrms & 2 full included. 517-202-3964. cious 1,000 sq. ft. baths. Excellent location. Water/Sewer/Trash incl. Call 517-675-2059 for Pet-friendly. 517-244-0672 move-in specials! COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: 1 bedroom Quiet Area. No Smoking, No OKEMOS-1445 E. Pond Dr., Pets. Call 517-485-4300 #11. 2 bdrm., 2 full bath GRAND LEDGE apt. w/new carpet, paint, 2 bdrm. fireplace, appliances incl. washer/ garage, central air, dryer. Walkout patio & washer & dryer, $750DOWNTOWN covered parking. $800 + $775. 517-282-9669 or 2 bdrm., 1100 sf, hardutil. Avail. now! Deposit. 517-349-8000 wood floors, laundry. Call 517-706-0644. $600+ util. 719-5600 or 482-8771.

1 or 2 bdrms Apts.


+ HOLT , 2 bdrm., $2,500. Little work needed. Financing available. . 866-694-0821

BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.


Mobile Homes For Sale

November 21, 2010

Manufactured Homes

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A4 2002 QUATTRO AWD $5,500 Sunroof, Leather,155000 mi., Gray 517-592-8843

Buick LACROSSE CXL 2008 $15K V6,Lthr,5yr/100k WRNTY,39k mi.,htd sts,Blk,sharp. 517-749-7016

Chevrolet HHR LT 2006 $10,875/OBO 4 cyl, Nav System, Lthr, 57500mi., Gold 517-204-4290 CAVALIER, 1991 148K mi. Runs good Good condition.

$500/BEST 517-927-9290

EXCURSION LIMITED 4WD 2003 $11,000 Triton V10, Tow Package, 135K mi., Black 517-230-3611

AURORA 4.0 2003 $8470/OBO 125k mi, Blk, Chrome, Tint, BOSE, Snow Tires&Rims. 773-704-3444

CHEVY EXPRESS, 1999 $5500 60K mi. Full sz., advantage conv., loaded, leather. Very Good Condition. 517-709-3520

ESCAPE XLS, 2001 $3900 169K mi. Auto. V6, 4WD. Black. Dependable. Good condition. 517-819-5344

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

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

Honda CRV-EX, 1999 $4900 158,500 mi. Very clean & reliable. Auto, all pwr. Excellent condition. 517-420-6808

Jeep-Eagle LIBERTY LIMITED 2004 $6,750 FIRM 4X4. 4 Door. Ice cold air. 117000mi. Tan. 517-927-5004


SEBRING JX i 2000 $3200 Conv, Lthr, Prem Sound, black, Pwr locks/wind 517-655-3676

Ford MUSTANG GT 1996 $4900/OBO 4.6L V8, 130K, Cobra hood, billits grill Sharp car 989-620-5707

Lexus LS 430, 2004 $16,800 126K mi. Loaded, white, enhancements, 30 mpg. Excellent condition. 517-349-2440 LEXUS ES300 2002 $8750 Executive owned 1 owner, Silver, chrome whls, completely loaded, exc. cond. 517-290-1077

Mini Vans

$4495/BEST 517-230-7117

Automobiles Wanted

Pontiac GRAND AM 2000 $4300/OBO Clean, great running car, 4 cyl, 117K mi. on body, 64K on motor 517-896-7348 GRAND AM 2000 $4600 Well kept, clean, all pwr, CD, 102K mi., no rust 248-640-6448

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LT 2005 $11,500/OBO White, 6 cyl, 4WD, sun & sound pac, 95200 mi. 517-204-5522

Subaru LEGACY OUTBACK AWD, 1998 $3900 175K mi., New eng., brand new tires, 2 sunroofs. Good condition. 517-487-5326


PONTIAC MONTANA SV6 2006 $9,500 Clean, great shape, rem start, 70737mi., Silver 517-974-7407

DODGE DURANGO SLT 2006 $12,500 V8 Hemi, DVD, 85000mi., Tan, 4wd, Tow Package 517-230-3611

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

CHEVY 2008 SILVERADO 31,000 mi., loaded. Excellent cond.

SOLD. November 21, 2010



VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

Junk Cars Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 BUYING JUNK CARS 7-days per week!!!

$50-$500 269-420-2676

DEAD OR ALIVE Salvage cars, trucks, vans. Free towing. We beat all offers. 517-482-2260 BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737


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Homes For Rent

OKEMOS SCHOOLS/ MA- 733 N. JENISON, Lansing, MI 48915: 2 bdrm., 1 bath. SON Minutes from MSU. 2 Incl. fridge & oven. Well inbdrm., 1.5 bath, completesulated w/new windows. ly remodeled, on 2 acres. New washer/dryer. Close Att’d 1 car garage. 1685 to St. Lawrence & near Stillman. $775+ util. SecLCC/Cooley, $575. tion 8 welcome. For more 923 EDISON: 3 bdrm. , info. 517-930-1575 $650/mo. $15/app. fee. for both. 517-331-1182. WEBBERVILLE- 2 bdrm. duplex, 2 car garage, 919 S. HOLMES ST. 2 bdrm., $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 810-923-0910. N. LARCH ST. 2 BR, $550 mo. + utils. Near busline. 2 BR apt., $550 mo., all utils WILLIAMSTON: 1ST MO. incld. Rooms w/private RENT DISC. AVAIL. - 216 bath, $350 all utils. incld. Jackson St. 1 bedroom. Call 484-5619. Appliances, incl. dishwasher. Basement, laundry hook up. Nice deck. Very AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 nice yard. $500 per month. bdrms, Section 8 OK. 517-861-7314. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

Homes For Rent FREE RENT TILL Jan. 2011

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

Homes For Rent

Florida Property For Rent

OKEMOS SCHOOLS- KEY- OCEAN FRONT CONDO JENS T O N E Sub. N. of Grand SON BEACH, FLORIDA. 2br River on Okemos Rd. 4 2ba fully equipped kitchen. bdrm., 3.5 bath in nice, Rent multi-weeks or weekquite neighborhood. Loft, ly. deck, fully fin. basement. 772-229-1772. MC $1,500/mo. + util. 517-4023368

Office Space For Rent

OKEMOS: WALK TO Bennett Woods & Okemos High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, granite counter tops, LEASE TO OWN O f f i c e /Warehouse. 5000 sf total. vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. 2000 sf office. All heated & $1600. 517-694-1825. air conditioned. Located in Rensen Center. JollyPennsylvania area. Rate as POTTERVILLE IMMACU low as $1250/mo. 331-1734 LATE 3 bdrm., 2 bath, M-F 8-5 for more details. washer/dryer hookup, central air, spacious yard. $600/mo. + util. & OFFICE FOR RENT dep. Call: 517-881-8776 934 N. Washington, Lansing. former law/insurance office, $450 incl. util., excellent parking. Call Bill REGENT, 139 517-485-5577. 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, lg. fenced yard, air, laundry in bsmt., garage. $750+ OKEMOS OFFICE/RETAIL util. 719-5600 or 482-8771 • 2 offices w/ 550 sq.ft. total $550 + util. per mo. • 1000 sq.ft. $1000 per mo. all inclusive ST JOHNS – • 2000 sq.ft. $1500 per mo. Only $340/Mo! Lease to all inclusive. Own! Your Own Home! 517-256-1389 Over 1,500 sq.ft. New Carpet & Paint ~ Many more to choose from!! THE MEADOWS (989) 224-7707





Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Ave. and the Township Web Site October 19, 2010 Regular Meeting November 4, 2010 Regular Meeting SUSAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR TC-879280

Information regarding this request may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, (517-853-4560) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Comments may be made in writing addressed to the Township Board at the above address or may be made at the hearing.




Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township Clerk TC-879282


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1. ZBA CASE NO. 10-12-08-1 RAVEN ENTERPRISES OF LANSING, 310 S. HOWARD STREET, LANSING, MI 48912 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| DESCRIPTION: 1807 Hamilton Road TAX PARCEL: 22-377-001 ZONING DISTRICT:RAA (Single Family, Low Density) HOUSING Homes The applicant intends to add onto a non-conforming residenDISCRIMINATION? For Rent Call The Fair Housing tial structure at 1807 Hamilton Road; therefore the applicant Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. 1017 S GRAND Lansing. 4 is requesting a variance. bdrm., recently updated, AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 sec. 8 ok, $950/mo. Call bdrms, Section 8 OK. 2. ZBA CASE NO. 10-12-08-2 DEBBIE KEYWORTH & LANSING 517-214-8282 Pets OK. Move in spe230 Francis, cial! Flexible terms FRANK LOFORESE, 2684 MANSFIELD DRIVE, EAST LANSING, Small 1 bedroom, 1 available. $395-$1095. 1210 CLIMAX Lansing. 2 bath home. MI 48823 517-651-1374 bdrm., hardwood floors, Storage shed. stove, fridge, washer/ dry517-622-6059 DESCRIPTION: 2684 Mansfield Drive er hookups, easy access to or 496, Sparrow & MSU. Yard, TAX PARCEL: 17-455-003 www.sundancefamilyhome CENTER, 1310 garage. $625+ dep & util. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, laundry, 517-290-1403/517-285-4457 ZONING DISTRICT:RA (Single Family, Medium Density) bsmt., $750+ util. Call 719-5600 or 482-8771 The applicant has installed an accessory structure (carport) 1509 MARY AVE 3 bdrm.,1.5 bath, lg. yard, ST JOHNS – which does not meet the required setbacks at 2684 Mansfield dishwasher, AC, fireplace, Only $340/Mo! Lease to LANSING - 2 bdrm houses CUTE 1 BDRM. Country very clean. $775. Own! Your Own Home! & 2 bdrm duplexes and Drive; therefore the applicant is requesting a variance. home in DeWitt area. Call 517-388-2661 Over 1,500 sq.ft. New apts. $600-$700. Local Campers$550/mo. + dep. & util. No Carpet & Paint ~ Many 3. ZBA CASE NO. 10-12-08-3 CONSUMERS ENERGY COMowner cell 989-550-1181. pets or smoking. 669-9455. more to choose from!! 1547 ROOSEVELT ST. Travel Trailers THE MEADOWS 2 bdrm., 1.5 car garage, lg. PANY, ONE ENERGY PLAZA, JACKSON, MI 49201 (989) 224-7707 backyard, $650+ utilities. DANSVILLE SCHOOLS - 3 bdrm., 1 bath home on 2 DESCRIPTION: 5521 Okemos Road Call 517-372-8129. acres. Across from 6,000 WILLIAMSTON - 5 bdrm., 3 TAX PARCEL: 09-451-011 acres of State land. UpLansing-4 Bd/2 Ba th bath, split level country 2 BDRM HOME 625 stairs laundry w/washer & home for $80,000. home on 5 acres. 2 car gaCavanaugh, Lansing. Cute ZONING DISTRICT:RR (Rural Residential) dryer, wood stove in LR, Payments as low as rage. Gorgeous deck, pet & cozy. $600 mo. Call 517Incl. all appliances, full $120/mo. Call Now okay. Horse run-in - horse 349-9436. The applicant is proposing site improvements to the existing bsmnt. $875/mo. + util. & 800-240-0578 okay. 20 minutes from dep. 517-927-6561. MSU. $1,500/mo. Consumers Energy sub-station located at 5521 Okemos Road, repairs around the 3616 DONALD ST. Lansing. 231-258-3413 Small 2-3 BR., full bsmt., home - and you need October 11, 2010 which include grading in the wetland setback, installing a nice yard, good neighborDEWITT 3 BDRM, 1 car LANSING hood. $600 + utils. WITH them fast - check the Anthony J. Szilagyi (P56473) gravel driveway, and not installing required street trees; garage, No basement. HOME GOOD CREDIT. No Sec. 8. Florida Property Attorney for Mark Goodman $800/mo + util & dep. 2 story 3 bdrm., formal (Dogs extra). No cats, no service directory The Law Offices of Anthony therefore the applicant is requesting a variance. NO PETS! 517-669-9798 dining ,new kitchen, For Rent smoking. After 5pm 517J. Szilagyi, PLLC Call 517-641-7271 or 517in LCN Classifieds 285-3336 110 S. Clemens Ave. 4. ZBA CASE NO. 10-12-08-4 PETRICK GROUP, LLC , 627 214-7648. NASCAR SPEED WEEK See Lansing, MI 48912 DEWITT TWP. - 4 bdrm., 2 2 bdrm. condo for rent, (517) 487-7000 CHARLESINA DRIVE, ROCHESTER, MI 48306 4229 CHICKORY Lansing full baths, central air, 2 car February 12-19, 2011, or Call LCN SE. Newer 3 bdrm. ranch, attached garage w/ enat Daytona Beach, on the DESCRIPTION: 4750 S. Hagadorn Road TC-874193 full basement, new carpet Monday-Friday, 8-5 11/7, closed breezway btwn. LANSING HOME 3 bdrm., beach. $1500. 14, 21, 28/10-12/5/10 full bsmt., formal dining & vinyl, very nice. house & garage on quiet Please call 517-676-4453 TAX PARCEL: 20-152-008 1.877.475.SELL room. New kitchen, paint, $800/mo. Call Ron 323dead-end street. $875+ if interested. 4106. util. & dep. Avail. Decem- carpet. Some hdwd floors. ZONING DISTRICT:C-2 (Commercial) Just remodeled. $750 per ber 1st. 517-339-1962. mo. Call Terry 517-6416529 COOPER RD., Lansing The applicant is proposing a bar at 4750 Hagadorn Road 7271 or Tom 517-214-7648. Cute, remodeled, 2 bdrm., CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN 1 bath in quiet neighborwhich does not meet the required setback from a residential EATON RAPIDS hood, lg. yard. $600/mo + LEGAL NOTICE OKEMOS B eautiful ope n property line; therefore the applicant is requesting a varutilities & deposit. No pets 6288 Nye Hwy., 3 bdrm., foyer & floor plan, 5 BRs + or smoking. Reference 1.5 bath, 1531 sq. ft. Appeal of Special Use Permit #10111 iance. den, 4 full baths, 2 check. 517-256-6121. ranch style home. whirlpools, 3 car garage, 3 Propane heat. 5. ZBA CASE NO. 10-12-08-5 ARIKE & DELE DAVIES, season room, deck, fin. (Consumers Energy) 517-622-6059 BE A HOME OWNER Rent to bsmt., lg yard & woods. No www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. own. Owner will finance. 4383 HEARTWOOD DRIVE, OKEMOS, MI 48864 pets. $2495 mo. + utils., Public Hearing com Land Contract available. dep. & ref. 517-337-1007. Call 517-202-3121. DESCRIPTION: 4383 Heartwood Drive 29-278-044 Notice is hereby given that the Township Board of the Char- TAX PARCEL: CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN ZONING DISTRICT:RA (Single Family, Medium Density) ter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on TuesNOTICE OF POSTING OF TOWNSHIP BOARD MI day, December 7, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., in the Meridian Municipal The applicant intends to add onto a non-conforming residenNUTES Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michi- tial structure at 4383 Heartwood Drive; therefore the appligan, 48864 (phone 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interest- cant is requesting a variance. Information regarding the request may be examined at the On November 5, 2010 and November 17, 2010, respectively, ed in the appeal of a special use permit. the following minutes of the proceedings of the Meridian Consumers Energy is appealing a condition placed on Special Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Township Board were sent for posting in the following loca- Use Permit #10111 which requires it to construct a seven- Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the tions: foot wide, concrete pedestrian-bicycle pathway across the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. ComMeridian Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road front of its electric substation site located at 5521 Okemos ments may be made in writing addressed to the Zoning Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Road. The subject site is on the west side of Okemos Road, Board of Appeals at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864 or may be made at the hearing. Court south of Raby Road in Section 9 of the Township.

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 mentioned and described in the mortgage is as follows: LOTS 16 & 17 ASSESSORS PLAT NO 36 OF BLOCK 243 ORIG PLAT Permanent Parcel #:33-0101-16-277-142 TRAVEL TRAILER COVER and which has the common Contour fit for 30-33’ trail- address of 124 N. Larch St., er, used 1 season, $175. Lansing, MI 48912. The length of the redemption peCall 517-819-2081. riod will be six (6) months from the date of sale. This notice shall be posted in a When you need conspicuous place upon the property.


November 21, 2010

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‘09 FORD FUSION SE......................................$13,850 ‘08 FORD TAURUS SEL...................................$13,850 ‘08 MERCURY SABLE PREMIER....................$13,950 ‘09 CHEVY IMPALA SS ..................................$13,950 ‘09 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER................... $14,950 ‘10 DODGE AVENGER R/T ............................ $14,950 ‘10 FORD FUSION SEL................................... $15,950 ‘08 LINCOLN MKZ 5 spd ............................... $17,950 ‘10 GRAND MARQUIS LS ..............................$16,450 ‘10 CHRYSLER T &C Touring ........................ $19,950 ‘09 LINCOLN MKZ AWD ................................ $20,950 ‘07 MAZDA CX-9Touring, leather, DVD, nav. $21,650 ‘08 TAURUS X LIMITED AWD ...................... $21,850 ‘02 FORD SPORT TRAC ....................................$5,450 ‘03 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER AWD ................$7,450 ‘05 FORD ESCAPE XLT ...................................$7,950






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‘02 FORD TAURUS SES..................................... $3,850‘ 04 DODGE NEONAuto., air................................$4,950‘ 07 FORD FOCUS SES........................................$5,950‘ 02 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4x4 ...............................$6,450‘ 06 FORD FREESTYLELoaded, 7 passenge..... $7,450 ‘07 FORD FUSION SEL .................................... $8,850 ‘05 FORD FREESTYLE AWD............................. $8,950 ‘06 FORD FIVE HUNDRED ................................ $8,950 ‘09 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER ............................ $9,950 ‘09 CHRYSLER SEBRING................................$10,950 ‘07 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER ...................$10,950 ‘09 FORD FOCUS SES.....................................$11,950 ‘08 MERCURY SABLELeather, loaded ..........$11,950 ‘09 CHEVY IMPALA LT....................................$12,950 ‘09 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERT...............$12,950 ‘03 MERCEDES ML3 AWDLike new..............$12,950



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‘07 MERCURY MONTEGO LUXURY .............. $11,950 ‘08 FORD ESCAPE XLT .................................. $14,850 ‘07 FORD EDGE SE ........................................ $16,950 ‘07 FORD SPORT TRAC 4x4 Clean............... $17,950 ‘09 FORD ESCAPE XLT .................................. $18,450 ‘08 FORD EDGE SE......................................... $18,850 ‘10 ESCAPE XLT 4x49k ................................. $18,950 ‘07 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4x4$... $19,850 ‘08 MOUNTAINEER LUXURY 4x4DVD........... $19,950 ‘07 CHRYSLER ASPEN LIMITED 4x4............ $19,950 ‘09 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED .......................... $19,950 ‘07 CHRYSLER ASPEN LTD.Hemi, nav., AWD.........$20,650 ‘08 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 4x4 .............. $20,850 ‘10 ESCAPE LIMITED 4x4 Black, leather ....$21,950 ‘08 EXPEDITION 4x4Loaded .......................$25,950 ‘08 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4x4 ................... $26,450 ‘09 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWD ..................... $27,850


‘08 CHEVY TAHOE LT 4x4 ............................. $27,850 ‘08 GMC YUKON SLT 4x4.............................. $26,950 ‘06 FORD F-150 XLT Black..............................$8,950 ‘04 FORD F-150 S/CAB XLT ......................... $11,850 ‘05 FORD F-150 S/CAB XLT 4x4................... $15,850 ‘09 FORD F-150 XL Long bed....................... $16,850 ‘08 CHEVY UPLANDER LT ............................. $16,850 ‘08 FORD F-150 S/CAB XLT 4x4 .................. $18,950 ‘10 FORD E-250 XLT 12 pass........................ $17,950 ‘10 FORD F-150 SXT Short bed.................... $21,950 ‘08 FORD F-250 S/CAB FX4 Long bed ....... $22,950 ‘10 DODGE RAM SLT .................................... $22,950 ‘08 CHEVROLET K1500 LT Long bed ...........$23,850 ‘04 FORD F-250 CREW 4x4 HARLEY ........... $23,850 ‘10 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB 4x4.................. $23,950 ‘10 FORD F-150 CREW CAB 4x4.................. $26,850 ‘05 FORD F-250 CREW CAB 4x4 ................. $31,950


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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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