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November 7, 2010

Loss at ballot box will force cutbacks

Drastic changes in store for Meridian

By DAWN PARKER dlparker@lsj.com

Photograph by Dawn Parker

Kiwanis Club’s $20,000 gift to Haslett library Members of the Kiwanis Club of Haslett have presented a check in the amount of $20,000 to be used for the Haslett Library Move. It is the fulfillment of a pledge made to an ongoing community fund-raising effort. The club’s gift will mean the library’s Community Room will be named in the Kiwanis Club’s honor. From left, are Kiwanis Club president Phil Deschaine and club member Andrew Such, who is co-chairing the campaign to move the Haslett library into the former Meridian High School.

MERIDIAN TWP. — Belts are poised to be cinched tighter in Meridian Township government, now that voters have rejected a Headlee override millage request. Unofficial results from Ingham County Clerk show the proposal failed Nov. 2 by 395 votes, with 7,726 voting no to 7,331 voting yes. Had the request for up to an additional .7998 mills passed, the township would have taken in $550,000 in 2011 and $1.3 Supervisor million in 2012. In the short term, the McGillcuddy proposal’s failure means vacancies in four police and four fire department positions will not be filled. Declining revenues from lower property values will likely mean budget cuts in future years. The only thing to do now is move forward, township manager Gerald Richards said. “We do have a budget for next year,” he said. “From my vantage point … I feel like there was a lot of information out there on the ramifications of whether Headlee passed or failed.”

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Richards said information on the proposal was made available through many

“My read on it is people looked at the difficult economic times (we are in) and had to make a decision – do I choose to pay more taxes, or do I risk lower service to pay less taxes? I’m not sure we will ever know.” — Township manager Gerald Richards avenues, notably the Meridian Monitor publication sent out to all residents. “The voters decided that they did not want to tax themselves additionally,” he said. “As a staff, our job doesn’t change. We will continue to provide the best service we can with the resources we have available.” Those resources have been steadily dwindling, leading to an average of 10 positions eliminated in both the 2010 and the 2011 budgets. Further cuts will not be optional, township supervisor Susan McGillicuddy said. “We will have to make some drastic changes township-wide,” she said. See Changes/page 3

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News in brief Meridian’s Fall/Winter Photo Contest announced

purpose Room. The event features Michigan-based “Boutique to You,” offering designer-inspired handbags and women’s accessories. Items range in price from $5 to $65. All proceeds will benefit resident programming. For more information, call (517) 381-6132.

Meridian Township, Okemos Photography Studio and Framers Edge are sponsoring a Fall/Winter Photo Contest for amateur photographers. There will be a Junior Division and an Adult Division. Photographs must be of nature or recreation and taken in Meridian Township Parks on digital or film. Photos may not be modified in any way. Prizes will be awarded to the first place in each division and to a Grand Prize Winner. Entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday March 25, in the Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Office, 2121 Gaylord Smith Court, East Lansing. Contact (517) 853-4616 or grothous@meridian.mi.us for contest rules and an entry form.

Genealogical Societ will gather for meeting Nov. 11

The Ingham County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Vevay Township Hall, 780 Eden Road, one mile south of Mason. The program will feature Shirley Hodges, certified genealogist, speaking on “Tracing Your Female Ancestors.” All area genealogists and the general public are welcome. For more information, call Grove Sandrock, president, (517) 337-8925 or Robyn Sheely, vice president, (517) 244-0369.

St. Martha church will host ‘Holiday Heaven’ Nov. 20

OKEMOS – “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. to 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. Pies are frozen and ready to bake. Advance orders for pies are being taken through Friday, Nov. 12 by calling the parish office at (517) 349-1763 or sending an e-mail to smpccw@yahoo.com.

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Meridian area’s pastors meeting to be held Nov. 16

Meridian Township pastors convene twice a year to consider issues and needs in the local community and the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 8:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Okemos on Marsh Road. The guest speaker will be Meridian Township Supervisor Susan McGillicuddy, who will lead a discussion about issues facing the residents of Meridian Township. For more information, contact Rev. Dave Davis at pastorddavis@stlukehas.com.

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Little trick-or-treaters fill sidewalks

Kiwanis Club of Okemos to honor student, teacher

The sidewalks along Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing were chock-full of trick-or-treaters, Thursday Oct. 28, Penny Clark, (r.), of Laingsburg, took her grandchildren, siblings Lucas Woodruff, 8, (blue), his brother Zander, 4, (red), and Eli, 6, (not pictured), for a family evening of fun. Japhy Korzecke, 4, of East Lansing, gets a lift from his father Jeremy, while trickor-treating. Thursday evening in downtown East Lansing. Japhy was dressed as a hot dog. From left. Isaiah Smith, 5, of East Lansing, his dad Jeff, brother Nolan, 2, and his mom, Angie, braved the cold and intermittent drizzle Thursday evening, to trick-or-treat in downtown East Lansing.

The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will hold its weekly dinner meeting Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Okemos Community Church, 4734 N. Okemos Road, in Okemos, at 6 p.m. The program will be to honor the Okemos High School senior as Citizen of the Month and the High School Teacher of the Month. Call Terry at (517) 349-2028 for more information.

CANR to hold 35th Annual AutumnFest Nov. 20

Treasures Gift Shop to hold fund-raiser Nov. 19

Okemos, invites the community to join in on Friday, Nov. 19, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Treasures Gift Shop is hosting The Medical Care Facility of In- a purse sale fundraiser. The sale gham County, 3860 Dobie Road, will take place in the Facility Multi-

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The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ (CANR’s) 35th Annual AutumnFest, where students, friends and family can gather in the heated Michigan State University Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education for the largest and warmest tailgate on campus, will take place three and a half hours prior to the MSU vs. Purdue football game, Saturday, Nov. 20, at the pavilion on Farm Lane, south of Mt. Hope Road. AutumnFest is open to the public. Tickets are available for $25 per person for adults in advance or $30 at the door, $10 for students six to 21 years of age and free for children five and under. Tickets do not include football game admission. A shuttle bus for the MSU vs. Purdue game is available for $5.

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“People shouldn’t be surprised.” Additional job cuts are possible in the 2012 fiscal year, Richards said, barring unforeseen revenue increases. The township’s fiscal year follows the calendar year, and the $30 million 2011 budget passed at the board’s Oct. 19 meeting. “We will do our best to provide quality service with the funds in the 2011 budget,” Richards said. Township administrators will pursue efficiencies, he added, including additional collaborative efforts with neighboring communities. The township already shares an assessor with East Lansing, as well as inspection services. Among the options is an experiment with a four-day work week for some township employees beginning next year. However, Richards said additional cuts – no matter how necessary – will make maintaining the same level of service difficult. “My read on it is people looked at the difficult economic times (we are in) and had to make a decision – do I choose to pay more taxes, or do I risk lower service to pay less taxes? I’m not sure we will ever know,” he noted. The proposal could be brought forward again as

“We will have to make some drastic changes township-wide. People shouldn’t be surprised.” — Meridian Supervisor Susan McGillicuddy soon as next November, but that would take a special election. It would also require a vote of the township board. For now, Richards has his

marching orders. “The voters have spoken, and we are going to move forward knowing our revenues and the budget we have to work with,” he said.

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Wharton Center Inner Circle will Lansing Clippers to focus on how host ‘Mary Poppins’ fall luncheon to create holiday jackets Nov. 8

The Wharton Center Inner Circle will be hosting its annual fall luncheon to the magic of the musical, “Mary Poppins.” Members and guests will be treated to a tea/luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 16 at the University Club of MSU. Mark Gary will perform with some of his students numbers from the current Broadway Series play, “Mary Poppins.” For more information, those who are interested are asked to contact Kara Schmitt, (517) 349-6306, karaschmitt@hotmail.com or Janet Emery, (517) 349-0154.

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ART GALLERIES

“Capturing the Essence of Nature Through Realism”, East Lansing Public Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 1-28. Featuring landscapes, wildlife and horses in particular. Info: 351-2420 , www.elpl.org. " ResVU 1 & 2 Exhibit, Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7. See website for more details. Info: 319-6832, www.scenemetrospace.com. "

ART OPENINGS

“People and Places” opening reception, East Lansing Public Art Gallery, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 1-2 p.m. Nov. 7. Exhibit of paintings and other artworks by Carolyn Ojala. Info: 333-2580, www.cityofeastlansing.com. " First Sunday Gallery Walk opening reception, East Lansing Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 7. Featuring “Capturing the Essence of Nature Through Realism” by Karen Bartlett. Info: 351-2420, www.elpl.org. Gallery Walk, Coffee and Friends Cafe, 5100 Marsh Road, Suite C, Okemos, Nov. 7. Featuring artists Les Smith’s note cards and Maureen Ryans’ pottery, sculpture, photos and paintings. Info: 347-0962, www.coffeeandfriendscafe.com.

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BIBLE STUDY

Evening Bible Study, Christian Science Reading Room, 709 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Mondays beginning Sept. 13. Small, non-denominational group discusses a portion of the Bible. Info: 327-7724.

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Call for preschoolers, MSU Child Development Labs, 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, ongoing. Classes are held during the university’s academic year.

C-D Advanced Speakers, Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 9-11 a.m. second Saturdays. C-D Advanced Speakers is an advanced Toastmasters club for individuals seeking more speaking time than CHILDREN’S a Toastmasters meeting usually afford; for individuals working in ACTIVITIES advanced manuals; for individuals Odyssey of the Mind, who want to practice work-related Chippewa Middle School, Food presentations; for those preparing lab classroom, 4000 Okemos Rd, for seminars, workshops or Okemos, 7 p.m. Mondays. A keynotes. Info: 321-4955, creative team experience for cdas@freetoasthost.org. Cost: no middle school and high school. cost to attend as visitor. Create a complicated mechanical East Lansing Meridian device and produce a play using the Lions, Nancy Moore Park, 1960 device. Have fun while becoming a Gaylord C. Smith Court, Okemos, 6 visionary. Info: 803-8047. Cost: $60 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays donation. of the month. Guests are welcome. Info: 487-0027. CLASSES Good Form Walking Clinic, Eloquents Toastmasters Playmakers Athletic Footwear, Weekly Meeting, Okemos 2299 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, Presbyterian Church, meets in 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays. Participants small chapel off education wing, will gain the necessary tools to 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 6-7:15 be able to walk easier, faster p.m. Thursdays. Info: (248) and injury-free. Open to all. Space 974-6127, eloquents.freetoast is limited. Call or go online for host.org. Cost: guests welcome. more information and to register. Greater Lansing Estate Info: 349-3803, Planning Council, Kellogg www.goodformrunning.com. " Hotel & Conference Center, 55 How to Meditate, Haslett S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Community Education Center, 1590 registration and networking are at Franklin St., Haslett, 7-8:15 p.m. 11:30 a.m., lunch and speaker are at Wednesdays, Oct. 27-Nov. 10. This noon, Nov. 9. The speaker is Mandy three-week series will cover Charoul, CFP, Plante & Moran, PLLC. meditation techniques and how to The topic is, “Federal Estate Tax develop a practice. Call to register. Update.” Info: 332-3800. Cost: $20 Info: 339-2665. Cost: $65 for all for non-members. three classes. Kiwanis Club of East Zumba Class, Parkwood YMCA, Lansing meeting, MSU 2306 Haslett Road, East Lansing, Union, Gold Room, corner of Abbot ongoing. Zumba is an aerobics and Grand River, East Lansing, class fused with Latin American 11:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Mondays. Info: and hip-hop rhythms. Class 655-6767, www.kiwanisofel.org. involves a variety of nonLadies Silver Blades figure complicated movements that are skating, Suburban Ice, 2810 easy to follow. Call 827-9680 Hannah Boulevard, East Lansing, to register. Info: 827-9687, 9:30-11:20 a.m. Thursdays. Figure www.ymcaoflansing.org. Cost: $25 skating lessons and practice for for YMCA members, $65 for nonadult women of all skill levels. Info: members. 655-4164, LadiesSilverBlades.com. Cost: $5 per session. CLUB MEETINGS Mom to Mom, River Terrace American Sewing Guild Church, 1509 River Terrace, East Lansing Clippers Lansing, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. November Meeting, UAW Biblically based class to educate, Local 652 Hall, 426 Clare St., encourage and equip moms of all Lansing, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 8. Turn a ages and stages as they parent sweatshirt into a holiday jacket. their children. We offer food, Pam Henrys of Everlasting Stitches fellowship, teaching, speakers, will show you how. Bring your workshops and small group sewing machine, a sweatshirt and discussions. Child care is provided supplies (a list of what to bring will up to age 3, as well as Bible stories, be on the Lansing Clippers website) crafts, music and gym activities for and get sewing. Doors open at 6 3 to 5-year-olds. Register on site p.m., and activities end at 9 p.m. or at www.riverterrace.org. Info: Visitors are always welcome. Info: 351-9059. 699-8062. Enrollment is open until classes are full. Classes for ages 3-5 at two locations, one in Haslett and one in East Lansing. Call or see website for more information. Info: 339-6045, www.hdfs.msu.edu/cdl.

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

Browse calendars online at lsj.com/events Add your own event with the online form and Textile Design program. Info: 353-9834, www.artmuseum.msu.edu.

Restaurant in Traverse City will be on hand for the final event in the series. Winemaker Spencer Stegenga of Bowers Harbor Vineyards, also in Traverse City, will pair wines with Chef Nittolo’s meal. The first night features a lecture and demonstration of a multi-course meal. Samples of each course will be served along with two wine or beer pairings to accompany the food. The following night, guests will enjoy a different four-course meal prepared by the chef and served with additional wine or beer pairings. Call or go online for more information and to RSVP. Info: 432-5049, www.stateroomrestaurant.com. Cost: $60 per person cooking demonstration, $75 for dinner with the chef.

“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 COMMUNITY Nov. 6-28. Show features works Open House for Input on from about 85 local artists. Runs Michigan/Grand River during library hours; sales are Transportation Study, East 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 347-2021, Lansing Hannah Community www.cadl.org. " Center, Executive Conference HEALTH Day of the Dead Exhibit, Room, 819 Abbot Road, East Alzheimer’s Association MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, Lansing, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 11, Research Night, Michigan East Lansing, through Nov. 7. Info: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Study Stage University, Room N021, 355-2370, museum.msu.edu. committees will reveal the results Business College Complex, East of their recent research, answer FOOD AND DRINK Lansing, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 8. 5:30 p.m. questions and listen to comments refreshments/registration, 6-8 p.m. Fall 2010 Visiting Chef on potential transit modes within scheduled program. This program Series, Kellogg Hotel & the Michigan Avenue/Grand River brings you the latest news from Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Avenue corridor between the Road, East Lansing, 7 p.m. Nov. Capitol and Meridian Mall.Michigan 10-11. Chef Eric Nittolo of Boathouse Avenue/Grand River Avenue Continued on next page corridor. Info: 394-1100, www.migrtrans.org. 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 Made from scratch every day in local community. Info: 339-9119. with the best ingredients.

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EXHIBITS

“Canstruction” competition, Meridian Mall, 1982 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, Oct. 30-Nov. 7. International charity competition where architects, interior designers and students design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. All projects will remain on display through Nov. 7. Cans will then be donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Mid-Michigan Chapter. Info: (248) 855-6777. “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

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MSU-PSU Blood Challenge, Buffalo Wild Wings, 360 Albert Ave., East Lansing, 2-7:45 p.m. Nov. 8. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. Info: 333-2999, www.redcrossblood.org. MSU-PSU Blood Challenge Kick-off, Marriott East Lansing University Place, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. Nov. 12. Info: 337-4440, www.redcrossblood.org.

LECTURES

Lansing Town Hall Celebrity Lecture & Lunch featuring Nick Clooney, Causeway Bay Hotel, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 11 a.m. Nov. 8. Nick Clooney, journalist, author, TV personality, activist, and father of George, will speak on “Moments and Movies that Changed Us.” Info: 339-2246, www.lansingsymphony.org. Cost: $25 for lecture; $15 for lunch. Rebecca Dunham, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Theater, Snyder-Phillips Hall, MSU campus, East Lansing, 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Dunham is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and won the 2006 T.S. Eliot Prize. Info: www.rcah.msu.edu. "

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7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. A 200th anniversary tribute to Schumann including some of his most beloved works. Preview lecture at 6:45 p.m. Info: 353-5340, www.music.msu.edu. Cost: $10, $8 for seniors, free for students and those younger than 18.

side residents. During these weeks residents can rake all loose yard waste, excluding brush/limbs, to the curb for free collection. Loose yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, plant material and more. Call the City or go online for more information. Info: 337-9459, www.cityofeastlansing.com. "

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Cribbage, Meridian Senior Center, Chippewa Middle School (east wing), Okemos, 1 p.m. Mondays. Info: 706-5045. Current Events All-School Recital, MSU Discussion, Meridian Senior Community Music School, 841 Center, Chippewa Middle School SEMINARS Timberlane St., East Lansing, 3 p.m. (east wing), Okemos, 11 a.m.-noon Lansing Regional Chamber Nov. 7. Students of the MSU Fridays. Dr. Jeff Sharp will facilitate of Commerce 2010 Port Community Music School. Info: the group. Bring a copy of the item Lansing Global Logistics 355-7661. you wish to discuss, with its source Conference, Kellogg Hotel & CMS Children and Youth and date. Info: 706-5045. Cost: free Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Choir Concert, University for members, $2 for non-members. Road, East Lansing, United Methodist Church, 1120 S. 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Nov. 10. Hear Duplicate or Party Bridge, Harrison Road, East Lansing, 7 p.m. insights and get first-hand Meridian Senior Center, Chippewa Nov. 12. Info: 355-7661. examples from business leaders Middle School (east wing), who have successfully expanded Evening to Rejoice, South Okemos, 1 p.m. Tuesdays and in foreign markets, network with Church, 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Thursdays. Info: 706-5045. peers who know the challenges Lansing, 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Featuring Euchre, Meridian Senior Center, you are facing and meet experts. musical groups from Penway Chippewa Middle School (east Several speakers will be on-hand. Church of God in Lansing and wing), Okemos, 2 p.m. Tuesdays Info: 853-6464, www.portlansing. University United Methodist Church and Thursdays. Info: 706-5045. com. Cost: $85, $110 after Oct. 31. in East Lansing. Please bring a Euchre Tournament, Bath non-perishable food item for the SENIORS Senior Center, 14480 Webster Salvation Army food bank. Info: Road, Bath, 6 p.m. Nov. 13. Info: Billiards, Meridian Senior Center, 482-9715. Cost: free, donations of 641-6728 ext. 126. Cost: $5 per Chippewa Middle School (east nonperishable food encouraged. person. wing), Okemos, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Faculty Artist: Molly Nov. 10. All skill levels welcome. Foot Care with Dr. Rajeev Fillmore, soprano; Come and play on the center pool Sehgal, Meridian Senior Center, Richard Sherman, flute; table. Info: 706-5045. Chippewa Middle School (east Alan Nathan, piano, MSU wing), Okemos, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Bingo, Meridian Senior Center, Music Building Auditorium, West Nov. 12. Call for an appointment. Chippewa Middle School (east Circle Drive, East Lansing, 7 p.m. Info: 706-5045. Cost: $30. wing), Okemos, 1 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 7. “An Evening of French and Thursdays. Info: 706-5045. Music”. Info: 355-3345, Help and Tell Time www.music.msu.edu. Cost: $10 Computer Club, Meridian Blood Pressure Checks, general admission, $8 senior Senior Center, Chippewa Middle Meridian Senior Center, Chippewa citizens, free for students. School (east wing), Okemos, 10 Middle School (east wing), a.m. Tuesdays . Everyone, Okemos, 11:15 a.m.-noon second NATURE regardless of skill level, is invited Tuesdays. Info: 706-5045. " “How to Build a Planet”, to attend. Bring your own laptop or Chess Group, Meridian Senior Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, use one from the center. Call for Center, Chippewa Middle School East Lansing, 8 p.m. Fridays and more info. Info: 706-5045. (east wing), Okemos, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, Jazzercize, Meridian Senior Mondays. E-mail Sept. 24 through Nov. 21. John de Center, Chippewa Middle School jrudvadia1@sbcglobal.net or call for Lancie narrates this show exploring (east wing), Okemos, 10-11 a.m. more information. Info: 706-5045 the forces that shaped the Earth Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. or 393-1021. Cost: $2 drop-in fee; and allowed for the creation of life. Light exercise to music for the free for members. Info: 355-4672, www.pa.msu.edu. mature adult. Info: 706-5046. Cost: Cost: $3, $2.50 for seniors and Computer Club, Meridian $24 for six weeks, $2 drop-in fee students, $2 for kids 12 and Senior Center, Chippewa Middle Fridays. younger. School (east wing), Okemos, 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 10. All skill levels Joy in Music, Meridian Senior Live at Fenner Series: Center, Chippewa Middle School welcome. Bring your own laptop “Meet Your Neighbors”, (east wing), Okemos, or use one from the center. Info: Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10. Rhythm 706-5045. Hope Ave., Lansing, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and song for older adults is a Nov. 7. Potter Park Zoo will show Craft Club, Meridian Senior program developed by music visitors wildlife commonly seen Center, Chippewa Middle School instructor Jan Nygren/ Info: in Michigan. Info: 483-4224, (east wing), Okemos, 11 a.m. 706-5045. " www.mynaturecenter.org. Cost: $5 Fridays. Knitting, crocheting, per person; $15 per family; New Yoga Class, Meridian needlework, etc. Share ideas. Info: members $4 per person or $12 per Senior Center, Chippewa Middle 706-5045. family. School (east wing), Okemos, Cribbage, Meridian Senior Center, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays, until Nov. Middle School (east NEIGHBORHOODS Chippewa 19. The instructor is Susan wing), Okemos, ongoing. Looking Bracamonte, experienced exercise Bulk Leaf Collection, week for seniors interested in playing instructor. Info: 706-5045. Nov. 15 for east side residents, cribbage and have cribbage boards. week of Nov. 8 and 22 for west

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Drop-in computer help, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 1-2 p.m. Nov. 12. Get computer help and get your questions about downloading audiobooks answered. Info: 347-2021, www.cadl.org. " Fall BabyTime, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Beginning story time for babies younger than 2. Each baby must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 351-2420 , www.elpl.org. " Fall StoryTime, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, 1:30-2:15

p.m. Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fridays, will not meet on Nov. 11 or during Thanksgiving week. Stories, rhymes and crafts for ages 2-5. Two-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. No siblings, please. Info: 351-2420, www.elpl.org. "

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the issuance of any more rental licenses. Community development analyst Tim Schmitt said a group of residents along the east and south sides of the current district proposed creating a new restriction area, called an overlay district. The homes are located on the south side of Marshall, on Dorothy Lane and on portions of the 600 and 700 blocks of Sunset Lane and Forest Street. However, the requesters did not meet the 50-property minimum threshold for the number of parcels needed to establish a new district.

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New E.L. board to study school configuration By DAWN PARKER dlparker@lsj.com

EAST LANSING – One incumbent will rejoin the East Lansing School Board, accompanied by one newcomer. Incumbent Donna Rich Kaplowitz earned a new 4-year term on the board in Nov. 2 general election. Kaplowitz was the top votegetter with 5,667 votes cast. The newcomer is Jay Todd, who eked out second place with 3,755 votes, 211 more than challenger James A. Smith. Todd said Wednesday he is excited about the “new

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challenge” before him. “I think I will be working with some good people,” he said. “Being on the school board will give me chance to use some skills I have honed over the years for the (benefit of the) community, and I’m looking forward to doing that.” Kaplowitz, Todd and

their colleagues will be actively involved in the ongoing discussions regarding the possible reconfiguration of the district. “The process is in place – let’s see how it plays out,” Todd said. “We have to listen to the community and get a sense of what they’re really hoping for and looking for, and see what’s feasible.” For now, Todd is just looking forward to getting to work. “I’m happy and gratified, and I thank the people who voted for me,” he said. “I hope I live up to their expectations.”

Okemos election

OKEMOS – Voters in the Okemos school district returned two sitting members to the school board and elected one new member. Incumbent Amy Crites was unopposed for a new four-year term on the board. “I’m happy to serve the Okemos community in my position as school board member,” Crites said Wednesday. Newcomer Steve Vagnozzi was also unopposed and will join the seven-member board. Board member Deb Baughman, who was appointed in July to replace Robert

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McDonough, defeated Damian Fisher and will serve the two remaining years of McDonough’s term. The board has numerous challenges ahead, including theloomingpossibilityofneed-

ing to make further cuts in the 2011-12 school year while preserving its dwindling fund balance. It’s all Baughman about the money and where it comes from, Crites says. “It’s really a matter of getting our funding source better solidified. The state really has to look and see what its priorities are,” she said.

Open space tax wins by wide margin

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MERIDIAN TWP. – One millage request in Meridian Township did pass. A request for a reduced Land Preservation millage got the approval of voters, with 9,813 voting yes to 5,392 voting no, or 65-35. The proposal reduces the amount of the millage from .75 to .33. The millage is extended for an additional 10 years, and is expected to

bring in $3 million to the Land Preservation Fund during the life of the millage. At the beginning of 2010, the millage fund had a balance of $2 million, with $3 million set aside in reserve. Of the reserve balance, $2.4 million is set aside as an endowment. Seventy-five percent of the fund is used to purchase land, with the remaining 25 percent diverted for maintenance. The township has 17 different land preserves amounting to 738.28 acres.

A total of 109.78 acres were donated, and 628.5 acres were purchased for more than $8.4 million using the special tax money. The vote “reflects a commitment on the part of the residents of the township to invest in the township’s future,” noted Land Preservation Board chairman Tom Woiwode. “It also illustrates a commitment to and support of a program they have found very valuable over the last 10 years.”

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Ticket prices are $25 for Friday and Saturday nights, which includes a free day pass for Saturday’s events. Tickets for Saturday night are $15, and entry into the Saturday artist’s market is $3 per person. more than 30 booths of woman-created and inspired art, photography, jewelry, clothing, pottery, sculpture, cards, edible treats, books and music.

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Two workshops are planned for Saturday. At 1 p.m., Rosanna Barberio of Old Town Pilates will teach a Beginners’ Mat Class to introduce the therapeutic movements of Pilates. At 3 p.m., a workshop hosted by Heather Spotts will address the question, “Are you waiting for your life to start?” The evening concerts will take place in the kiva-like sanctuary in the church. SISTRUM (the Lansing Women’s Chorus) will have food for sale for dinner on Friday night and all day Saturday as a fundraiser for their or-

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Sometimes Y: Cindy Lehmkuhle, Stephanie Hasley and Lisa Sarno make up Lansing’s own women’s folk-rock band.

Tia Imani Hanna, vocalist, violinist, composer, will touring singer-songwriter Ferrick, Violent Femmes, perform as part of the and jazz musician who has Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Holly been called “one of the fierc- Near and many others. C.A.T. group. est guitar players and politAllie Merrick, described as a ically-rooted songwriters in speaker, poet, designer, ex- the music industry today” by plorer and photographer. Curve Magazine. Pamela has shared the Singer, song-writer stage with Ani DiFranco, Featured on Saturday are Joan Baez, Neil Young, Pamela Means, a Brooklyn, Shawn Colvin, Richie HaN.Y.-based, internationally vens, Patty Larkin, Melissa

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EAST LANSING — Folks will be dreaming of riding the rails on Sunday, Nov. 21 as one of Michigan’s largest model train shows steams into East Lansing. The Lansing Model Railroad Club is hosting its annual “Train Show and Sale,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at

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All Saints Church will host Potters’ Guild sale EAST LANSING — The Greater Lansing Potters’ Guild will feature the work of more than 30 local potters at their semi-annual sale Nov. 11, 12, and 13. The fall sale, which will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road in East Lansing, will showcase a wide variety of wheel-thrown and handbuilt pieces. The show will include pottery created with several different firing techniques including raku, soda, low fire salt, oxidation and reduction. A large selection including mugs, bowls, casseroles, teapots, platters and planters as well as jewelry, sculpture and wall hangings will be on

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EAST LANSING – A Michigan State University student is facing charges following a recent assault. East Lansing Police Lt. Bill Mitchell said Jonathan Thomas, 22, of Troy began threatening his roommates with a knife around 9 p.m. Oct.30. When Thomas’s roommates tried to calm him down, Mitchell said Thomas instead became more agitated and grabbed additional knives, Thomas reportedly also locked the only exit door leaving the apartment. However, one of his roommates was able to call police, and when officers arrived Thomas dropped the knives and surrendered without incident. Mitchell said a felonious assault charge was issued against Thomas. At the time of the assault, Thomas’s blood-alcohol level registered a .21, nearly three times the Michigan legal limit for intoxication of .08.

said the unwanted person had been asked to leave several times but would not comply. The man was inside the house when officers arrived, Mitchell said. The man was arrested for unlawful entry and taken to the East Lansing jail. He became resistant and assaultive on arrival, Mitchell said, spitting in an officer’s face before he could be restrained. In addition to the initial charge, Mitchell said the man will likely be charged with disorderly conducthinder/resist/assault. The man’s blood-alcohol content was measured at .17, just over twice the legal limit for drunkenness in Michigan.

Okemos woman hurt

A 52-year-old Okemos woman was hospitalized following a recent pursuit by Meridian Township police. Meridian Township Lt. Greg Frenger said the pursuit of the woman’s car, a 1991 Olds Cutlass 2-door, began just after 11 p.m. Other arrests Oct. 30. The woman was • East Lansing police re- being sought on an outsponded to a medical assist standing traffic violation. The pursuit began at in the 300 block of Charles Grand River and E. BrookStreet at 4:06 a.m. October field, headed north into 31. Mitchell said the 21-year- the Wardcliff neighborhood, around Roseland to old woman, an MSU stuBrentwood and then back dent, was said to be to E. Brookfield before unconscious and possibly not breathing. East Lansing coming out again on Grand River, where the officers began CPR until woman’s car – now eastparamedics arrived. The bound – was observed by woman was transported to another patrol car. Sparrow Hospital, and is Frenger said the womexpected to recover fully. • A 23-year-old Holt man an then turned off her headlights before heading faces several charges after south on Okemos Road. refusing to leave an East She was observed turning Lansing home. At 4 a.m. Oct. 31, officers into the parking lot of were called to the 400 block the Cedar Creek apartment complex. She then of Stoddard on a report of headed back to Grand Rivan unwanted person who er, now traveling westwould not leave. bound, at which point Officers arrived and Frenger said officers endspoke to the resident, who

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Haslett resident Angelo Oricchio, CEO of Paramount Coffee, has been selected by the Michigan State University Alumni Association for the 2010 MSU Honorary Alumni Award. “Oricchio was awarded for his high standard of integrity that continues to positively reflect and enhance the

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Pastor at University UMC in • Risk Taking Mission East Lansing. and Service The church is located • Passionate Worship, at the corner of Cedar and and Developing World Class Mount Hope in Lansing. Leadership Teams. Participants then can Super Sunday offers choose one of 16 90-minute learning for Youth and workshops in areas inAdults. spired by Bishop Robert Schnase’s book, “Five Prac- Workshop leaders tices of Fruitful Congrega• Molly Turner, former tions.” assistant to the bishop and Church officials say the pastor of First UMC in workshops will be offered Grand Ledge who will team by gifted, credentialed and with Ellen Zienert, pastor experienced leaders to of East Lansing Chapel Hill equip congregations in each UMC and formerly human of the following areas: resource director for a ma• Radical Hospitality jor Mid-Michigan Utility to • Extravagant Giving lead an important training gan’s best young dancers • Intentional Faith Deexperience for Staff Parish and the awe-inspiring diRelations Committees. rection of award-winning velopment choreographer Gregory M. George. Ticket costs start at $10, CBT welcomes guest dancers from the Children’s Miracle Network to perform in this production of “The Nutcracker.” Show times are FREE ESTIMATES 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26-27, and 2 p.m. 10% SENIOR DISCOUNT Sunday, Nov. 28. Tickets are “BIG OR SMALL WE DO IT ALL!” on sale now at 1-800-WHARALL TYPES OF FLATWORK, BRICKS & BLOCKS TOO! TON. — From the Children’s Ballet Theater of Michigan

The event features a 20-minute keynote address by Bishop Sharon Rader, Ecumenical Officer for the United Methodist Council on Bishops. Sharon’s theme will be, “To be or not to be, that is the question!” Bishop Rader served from 1986-1989 as

Children’s Ballet to perform ‘Nutcracker’ EAST LANSING — Children’s Ballet Theater of Michigan will presents its 30th annual production of “The Nutcracker” over Thanksgiving weekend at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts. The family favorite will be performed Nov. 26-28, just in time for the start of the holiday season. CBT’s production of “The Nutcracker” has become a magical tradition for many local families, combining the artistry of mid-Michi-

• Lansing District Superintendent, who has also served as pastor at Mason First UMC, Chaplain at Ingham Regional Medical Center, and Associate at East Lansing University, the Rev. Dr. Robert Hundley will lead training for Church leadership teams. • Holt Architect Michael Belt will lead a workshop with his daughter, interior designer, Michelle Belt on creating hospitable space. Rev. Tom and Sara Arthur from Sycamore Creek UMC will conduct a workshop on establishing a program for intentional faith development. • Okemos attorney Steve

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incense was lit on stage, giving a hint of ambience of what it may have been like to see Dylan in the ‘60s. Known for changing up the rhythm and sound of their songs, the band performed in a bluesy, country tone, playing resonator guitars, upright basses, and banjos. Dylan started out playing the organ, then switched to guitar or his renowned harmonica. Whenever he played the harmonica, members of the audience stood up and applauded as loudly as they could. As he started to sing “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again,” it was evident

that Dylan’s once nasally voice had changed, and was mixed with raspy undertones. Despite these small changes, it was still the Bob Dylan who was on stage, the same man who played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963 and was one of the most prominent American counterculture figures of all time.

Just like a woman

Dylan and His Band played “Just Like A Woman” and “Workingman Blues #2,” which based on the shouts and whistles were some of the fans’ favorites. As the band played, the backdrop on stage had projections of cityscapes and at one point, it was a live video of the band being shown on the screen. The background’s picture often reflected the

‘People of all ages, ranging from preschool all the way up to retirement-home age came out to see The Voice of a Generation.’ mood of the song, making the music even more powerful. In response to the audience’s shouts and ovations, there was an encore in which Dylan played “Like A Rolling Stone,” a song that even the most naïve of Dylan fans know the words to. Nearly the entire audience stood up and were dancing or tapping their toes to the song that changed the rock ‘n roll scene forever. “Like A Rolling Stone” was No. 2 on the US charts for two weeks in 1965, and reached No. 1 on the list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2004.

Dylan is currently touring across America with his band, sometimes performing twice in one day, until the end of November. Dylan is has been touring and playing shows since the early 1960s, making him very accustomed to the daunting tasks of being an American music icon. “A lot of people can’t stand touring, but to me it’s like breathing,” Dylan has said. “I do it because I’m driven to do it.” Ariel Rogers is a Grand Ledge High School student and is editor of the Comets’ Tail student newspaper.

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ans donning band T-shirts anywhere from Bad Religion to The Beatles, Bob Dylan and His Band attracted all kinds at the MSU Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 26. People of all ages, ranging from preschool all the way up to retirementhome age came out to see The Voice of a Generation. Dylan was dressed in a gray Cordobés hat and black pants with a red stripe down the leg, while his band wore the same style of hat, only in black, with all black suits.

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There are many examples of sportsmanship we witness on any given day. Handshakes after a game, players taking a knee when a player is injured and so on. On a recent Thursday night I witnessed one of the best examples I have seen in many years. Williamston hosted Haslett for freshman football game. This was Haslett’s last away game at that level, and the team was winning by several touchdowns. There was less than five minutes to play, and Haslett had the goal line in sight. The players were lined up , and the call from the sidelines is for a special player named Matthew Kindervater to run the ball. The hand off went to Matthew, he rolled toward the goal line and is hit by several Williamston players. Second down and 10. There was another hand off to Matthew. There was a wall of Vikings in front of him trying to make a hole for him, and he gains a couple yards. Third and 8. Now clearly at this point the players and spectators realized that there is something very special about Matthew, and that the Vikings were trying desperately to open up a hole so he could score. Again the hand off to Matthew. Again there was wall of Vikings in front of him, and there were several behind him

helping to plow through the Hornets defense. The Haslett players and fans know how very special it would be for Matthew to score this touchdown, and you could feel the energy as everyone stood to watch and cheer him on knowing that this was it. Time out Williamston Hornets. Both teams go to the sidelines and talk strategy. The Hornets were unsure what is going on, but they realized that clearly Haslett was working hard to get Matthew into the end zone with the football. The teams took the field. The ref walked over to the Haslett huddle and said something to the Haslett quarterback. A brief moment of confusion then back to the huddle. Both teams lined up. The hand off was once again to Mathew. The wall in front of himmade a hole. The players behind him pushed him forward. He made it through. Touchdown Haslett. Haslett’s players surrounded Matthew and celebrated. Haslett’s sideline and spectators went wild. It was a truly special moment in time for the Haslett community. Thank you Williamston freshman and coaches for being the good sports that you are and giving us this moment in time. A moment that will not be forgotten and will always be treasured.

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Kids find fun at Halloween Adventures About 300 children and 750 people in total took part in Halloween Adventures at Meridian Township’s Harris Nature Center, Oct. 30, compared to 300 people in total last year. In addition, a record total of 50 volunteers helped things run smoothly. Left: Calvin Bosanic, 5, of East Lansing tried his hand at “ring around the witch’s hat” in the games area. Right: Dot’s nice! “Spotted dog” Quincy Vicaire, 3, of Lansing had trouble deciding which pumpkin she preferred.

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The power of words and information Members of the Kiwanis Club of East Lansing were at Donley Elementary Nov. 1 to pass out dictionaries to third-graders there. This is the seventh year Kiwanians have given dictionaries and thesauri (to seventh-graders) in East Lansing, with 600 books presented annually throughout the district.

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E.L. Art Festival will put focus on first-time artists EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Art Festival has modified it’s nationally recognized Emerging Artist Program to include a more diverse population of artists who have never before exhibited their artwork in a juried art festival or show. Prior to this change, the Emerging Artist Program was designed solely for current college students or recent art program graduates. The eligibility has been modified by the festival board in order to expand the program to a wider base of up-and-coming artists who have yet to receive exposure in a juried show.

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E. L. grid era ends After a tremendous year filled with both emotional highs and lows, East Lansing’s football team had its season come to an end on Oct. 29 with a 27-23 loss to DeWitt in a Division 3 district opener. Senior quarterback Tyler Tucker passed for 157 yards and three touchdowns, while Spencer Treadwell added 121 yards on the ground. The loss marks the end of an era for a very talented senior class.

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your senior players step up Right: Spencer Treadwell right when we needed them (left) of East Lansing tipto.” toes along the sideline However, in the end, the past DeWitt defenders for Panthers’ high-powered ofa gain during their District fense proved to be too game on Oct. 29 in East much for the Trojans deLansing. fense, taking the late lead of Caleb Higbie’s 50-yard touchdown run with just Legacy created under five minutes remain- made the plays when they “They’ve come a long had to and deserved to ing. way as freshman and have win,” Feraco said. “Our East Lansing got the left a legacy that is very guys went out playing ball back with 4:45 left fundamentally sound,” East on the clock, but Tucker’s hard, and that’s all a coach Lansing coach Bill Feraco forth-down pass was inter- can ask for.” said of his senior class. The Trojans finished the cepted by DeWitt’s Collin “The younger kids have season with a final record Rennaker to seal the vicwatched this group, and of 7-3. tory for the Panthers. seen it happen, and now the “These players have all “That was a heck of question is who is going to come a long way and grew, a football game. I can’t carry on that legacy?” fault the effort, DeWitt just and had an outstanding Tucker was phenomenal for the Trojans all night long, completing his first 15 passes and leading his team to a 14-14-halftime tie. With East Lansing’s talented junior receiver Efe Scott-Emuakpor knocked out of the game with a re-aggravated shoulder injury, Tucker turned to senior wide outs Devlin Bell and Cody Crawford for offense. Bell had a game-high eight receptions for 92 yards, while Crawford added six catches, including an 11-yard touchdown reception with 12:32 remaining in the game. DeWitt was able to block the Trojans extrapoint, and remained ahead 21-20. After East Lansing stopped the Panthers on a crucial fourth down attempt, Tucker went back to work, leading a 14-play drive, which he caped with a 24-yard field goal with 5:50 left in the game, giving the Trojans a 23-21 lead. “That was a credit to Alula Mesfin (left) of East Lansing wraps up DeWitt how much our seniors want- quarterback Caleb Higbie for a loss late in the 2nd ed this, it’s been happening quarter of their District game. The East Lansing all year,” East Lansing coach defense routinely stopped the DeWitt offense but Bill Feraco said. “It is very allowed DeWitt to score on big plays. rewarding as a coach to see


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OKEMOS — Heading into this year’s cross country season, Okemos coach John Quiring had no idea what kind of team the Chieftains would field this fall. However, slowly but surely, the team began to form and Quiring’s expectations began to rise. Senior Carson Schaefer joined the team after spending last fall on the Chieftains’ football team. Then, senior Jordan Johnson jumped on board after transferring from Lansing Eastern High. “I began to tell people that with the addition of those two guys, we could very well be a top-10 team in the state,” Quiring said. “We had the talent to do some big things this year.” That talent was on display this past weekend as

22nd at last year’s state championships and hope to improve in this year’s Division 1 state finals, which was scheduled to take placed on Saturday. “We know from last year, that there are a lot of good teams around the state…but we have a lot better team then we did last year,” Quiring said. “Our goals are set pretty high, but I know that this group is really going to as all six of the Chieftains’ go for it.” runners placed in the top-20. Schafer led the way, placing seventh overall with a time of 16:57. Seph Dabrowski, Tyler Fisk and Jordan Johnson followed, placing 14-16th place respectively. “Seph (Dabrowski) really stood out, he ran a great regional,” Quiring said. “At the half mile point, he was in second place and really went out very strong.” The Chieftains placed

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Pulaski, NY Ted Baldwin died November 1, 2010 at 71. He was a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Journalism and served as managing editor of the East Lansing Towne Courier from 1968 to 1970. After the Towne Courier Ted worked in public relations for Corning Glass in Corning, NY and at Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore until his retirement. In retirement he lived in Pulaski, NY at the eastern tip of Lake Ontario. He is survived by a brother Tom (Jan) of East Lansing, a sister Kay Frenz (Dick) of Rochester, NY, and stepbrothers Allan Brison of New Haven, CT and William Brison of Manchester, UK. He is predeceased by a stepbrother David Brison. A memorial service will be scheduled later in Rochester, NY.


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hanksgiving may be my favorite holiday. I think it’s the pie. I discovered the power of pie at an early age, when I saw it bring and keep people around our kitchen table, serving great family stories right along with it. I see pie bring our library staff together to mark any occasion, from birthdays to successful millage campaigns to a simple celebration of teamwork. And I consider it a privilege to work for an institution as American as apple pie. So check out these titles and immerse yourself in the power of pie!

Pie’ books

“The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce Series No. 1)” by Alan Bradley The time is 1950, the setting is Buckshaw, the decaying but beloved de Luce family mansion. The star of the show is 11-year-old Flavia, the youngest de Luce daughter who has an obsession for chemistry and all things poison. When the brilliantly wicked but lovable

Flavia discovers a body in the Library kitchen garden she will stop at nothing to solve the mystery. Lines The young sleuth’s relentless investigation causes much Ann Chapman discomfort to her secret keeping father, Colonel de Luce, the unfortunate and often outwitted Inspector Hewitt and all the inhabitants of the hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey in this quirky, original and engaging first novel. “American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America’s Back Roads” by Pascale Le Draoulec When food writer Le Draoulec was living in San Francisco she accepted the job as restaurant critic for the New York Daily News. Instead of flying into her new life, she decided to turn the move to New York into a slow culinary quest by driving America’s “pieways.” She and a friend made a leisurely trip across the country seeking the answer to their burning question: does pie still have a place in our fast-food nation? This book and all of its wonderful pie stories, charac-

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ters and recipes is the result. If you love pie, you’ll love everything this title has to offer! “Pie in the Sky DVD Mystery Series” published by Acorn Media This is a gentle, funny British mystery series produced back in the 1990’s but thoroughly enjoyable today. Richard Griffiths, who you may recognize as the unappealing Uncle Vernon Dursley of Harry Potter fame, is the star. Here he plays a reluctant but capable detective on the cusp of retirement who would like to devote all of his time to his passion in life — his restaurant Pie in the Sky, named for their infamous steak and kidney pies. The charm lies in the cast of quirky characters ranging from Henry’s incompetent assistant chief constable to the repentant ex-cons who staff the restaurant kitchen. An added bonus — Henry’s impromptu cooking lessons and recipes that are shared along the way. Happy Thanksgiving! Eat pie! Ann Chapman is the head librarian at the Haslett Library.

East Lansing Library calendar

‘The Learning Cafe’ launched for seniors EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, offers a wide variety of educational opportunities, programs and events to community members of all ages. The library programs and events offered this November are as follows:

November spotlight

Community members can show their support of the East Lansing Public Library at the Second Sunday @ Dublin Square on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 4-9 p.m. Times are tough, but now community members can enjoy food and drink at Dublin Square, 327 Abbot Road, and help their local library all at the same time. As part of an ongoing partnership with the library, Dublin Square has graciously agreed to donate 10 percent of its sales to the library during the Second Sunday @ Dublin Square events. The East Lansing Public Library, in conjunction with the Prime Time Seniors’ Program, has launched a new series called The Learning Café, featuring interesting topics, great speakers, coffee and homemade pastries.

own book or choose one at the library. Register at (517) 351-2420 starting Oct. 23. The Children’s Gardening Club will explore “Harvest Time.” Children, ages 4-9, can enjoy autumn stories and hands-on activities. Register by calling (517) 351-2420, beginning Nov. 6.

Regular programs

Book groups

Books & Bagels will meet from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the East Lansing Public Library to discuss “Savvy” by Ingrid Law. Books & Bagels is a book discussion group for grades 4-6, featuring discussion, bagels and a craft or activity. New members are always welcome. Free copies of the book will be distributed while supplies last. Call (517) 351-2420 for more information.

Books on Tap

Books on Tap will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Jimmy’s Pub, 16804 Chandler Road, to discuss “The Madonnas of Echo Park” by Brando Skyhorse. Books on Tap is a book discussion group that offers community members a chance to discuss the latest titles while enjoying food and drinks in a fun, restaurant/ pub atmosphere. Registration is not required. Call (517) 351-2420 for more information. The Non-Fiction Book Group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 at the East Lansing Public Library to read and discuss a current work of non-fiction entitled, “Blind Descent” by James Tabor. Described as fascinating and heart-stopping, “Blind Descent” examines the amazing world of cave exploration. Call (517) 351-2420 for more information. The International Book Club will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the East Lansing Public Library to discuss “Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan” by Jamie Zeppa. The International Book Club meets regularly to discuss international books. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required. Call (517) 351-2420 for more information. Visit www.elpl.org to learn more about the programs listed above. — From the City of East Lansing

November 7, 2010

Monday Movie Matinees will be hosted at the East Lansing Public Library on Nov. 8 and Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. Free popcorn will be served while supplies last. Movies are free and intended for an adult audience only. Call (517) 351-2420 or stop by the library to find out what’s playing. Registration is not required. The popular Fall StoryTime program is offered at the East Lansing Public Library on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Thursdays, 1:30-2:15 p.m.; and Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fall StoryTime features stories, rhymes and a craft for kids, ages 2-5. Parents/caregivers of two-year-olds must remain in the story time room. All other adults must remain in the library. Fall StoryTime will not meet Nov. 11 or during Thanksgiving week. RegistraArtist story time tion is not required. The East Lansing Public Library will host Be the Artist #Babytime Story Time on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. -noon. ChilThe popular Fall BabyTime program is offered at dren ages 4-8 can come and listen to stories featuring the East Lansing Public Library on Mondays and popular author/illustrator Lauren Child. They can learn Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Fall BabyTime is a beginabout her art and then create their own. Register at (517) ning story time for babies under the age of two. Each 351-2420 starting Oct. 30. baby must be accompanied by an adult. Fall BabyTime A National Gaming Day for teens will take place on will not meet during Thanksgiving week. Registration Saturday, Nov. 13 from 3-5 p.m. Teens and try their hand not required. at some new games, plus old favorites. Andy Morrow from Homework Help will be offered throughout the fall 21st Century Games will show the latest video and board on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. at the East Lansing Public games. Snacks will be included. Visit www.elpl.org for Library. more information. This free drop-in tutoring program, for grades K-8, The East Lansing Public Library will host Read to the is provided by MSU’s Student Michigan Education Dogs on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 2-3 p.m. This event is for Association. ages 5 and up. Sign up to read to a therapy dog. Each The next Lego Creation Day will take place Sunday, session will last 10 minutes. Participants can bring their Nov. 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Public

Library. Children, ages 4 and up, are invited to drop in and get creative building with the library’s Legos. There is no need to register.


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Garage Sales Rural OLIVET- 3147 BAKER Hwy., Nov. 11, 12 & 13, 9-5p.m. Boat & boat motor. Salon equipment, business shelving & equipment, herbs and lots of miscellaneous.

BEAGLE PUPS 16 left, great choices, 6-9 wks. Shots & wormed. $125-$200. A1 Kennels. Delivery avail., or come see the parents ESTATE SALE Nov. 5-6-7, 13on site. Call 989-560-6143. 14, 9am-5pm. 529 Chilson, Lansing. Everything must BEAGLE PUPS - 6 wks. just go! Antiques, snowmobile weaned. $100. trailer, general household 517-726-1393 and garage items. BEAUTIFUL BOSTON TERRI ER PUP purebred, female, 9 1/2 wks., shots, paper trained, $350. Needs loving inside home. 517-487-8704

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Animals Lost CAT LOST IN South Lansing Our beautiful cat disappeared the end of Sept. She’s a dilute calico; mostly white with a couple spots on her back/side, grayish tail and dilute calico colors on face/head. $REWARD!! (517)887-7111 shehawk56@hotmail.com LOST DOG White Miniature Schnauzer. With harness & tags. Please call 517-627-4968.

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BICHON FRISE PUPS - AKC Family raised, health guar., hypoallergenic, Vet checked & already trained. $550. 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. www.puppy-parlor.com 517-404-3045/517-861-7086

LOST GRAY ORANGE TABBY BLUE HEELER-AUS SHEP/ Border Collie Pups name "Lily" w/orange brn/wht & blk/wht, Born patch on forehead, has Oct 6th, loveable, parents claws, green eyes, last on site, $80.00. (989)763seen wearing gray & pink 0808 (989)763-1258 collar w/little hearts on danbuerge@rocketmail.com High St. in Charlotte. Call 517-213-1515. BLUE HEELER CROSS 6 wks., wormed. $25. LOST Very small adult gray 517-726-0550 cat, Fireside Dr., near Forest-Aurelius-Collins Rd. BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES Lansing. 517-242-4001. Adorable, black & white. Must see! $250. Credit ORANGE & WHITE female cards ok. 616-308-1515. cat, front dewclawed, has micro-chip. Lost near BOSTON TERRIER Haslett HS. 517-381-9771. 3 yr old, black & white, 15lbs. $250. 616-899-2664

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BICHON FRISE PUPPIES! Perfect family pet! No shedding or odor. CKC, Health guaranteed. 517-663-2256

BOSTON TERRIERS Gorgeous! $300. PUGGLES Adorable! $250. 517-202-4163.

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BOXER PUPPIES LAB PUPS AKC/CH AKC reg. Ready Nov. 3rd. bloodlines, Dam & stud hip Shots, etc. $600. Call 517& elbow OFA & eyes CERF. 565-3630. Dews, 1st shots, wormed, chipped. 1 dk. yellow male, BOXER PUPPIES PUREBRED $550 & 1 dk. yellow female Born 9/3, ready to go. Vet $650. 517-231-1812. checked, tails & dews. asking $450. 517-321-6562 LAB PUPS AKC Y e l l o w , chocolate, black, $250CHIHUAHUA PUPPY $300. Call 989-875-3270. akc, 1st shots & wormed, beautiful girl, $250. Call LAB PUPS Yellow. AKC reg517-740-6533 istered, shots & wormed. 20 yrs. exp. 269-998-0925 CHIHUAHUA PUPPY UTD on shots, 1 female, $100. St. LAB PUPS YELLOW and red, Johns area. 989-307-2444. 7 wks, AKC Registered, Good with children, CHIHUAHUA PUPS 9 wks loveable, pure bred, shots, old. Ready to go. $200. Call wormed, $375.00. (517)231(517)455-6852. 1744 CHIHUAHUA PUPS CKC 1st shots, wormed. $250- LHASA APSO PUPS AKC Hypo-allergenic,Non, shed$350. See pics at ding, Parti colored & Gadzoo.com. 517-231-4333 blonde w/ blk markings, 8 weeks, Beautiful coat and CHIHUAHUA PUPS - Longmarkings. Good with chilhaired males. Shots & dren, health guaranteed, wormed. Cute & cuddly. lovable, parents on site, $200. 517-490-2655 shots, vet checked, COCKAPOO PUPS REGIS wormed, will be small, TERED 6 wks. old. Taking males starting at $350 obo, dep. 734-649-3729/734-4981 female $400. 9718 EXPERIENCED BREEDER. (517)425-2702 COCKER SPANIEL PUPS szevebell@hotmail.com Males, wormed, shots, 2 chocolate & 1 dark buff, MALTESE PUPS AKC Tiny, $150. 517-745-5689. www.portraitmaltese.com 517-974-0431 DOBERMAN PUPPY 1 red male left, $300. Call 616- MALTESE PUPS (c a n be 225-2241. AKC) 4 mos. old, shots. $300 and up. 989-291-3422. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC,3 females, 1 male, 3 MINIATURE SCHNAUZER mos. Shots. $1,500/obo. PUPS AKC, Ready to go. 517-569-3744/517-879-6773. $350/each. 517-812-2455 FOX TERRIER PUPPIES 1st shots & wormed, $100. No MINI DACHSHUND PUPPY AKC, 1 male, brindle Sunday calls please. Call w/unique mrkgs, 12 wks. 989-584-6192. Shots. $400. 517-371-5769 GERMAN SHEPHERD AKC, black female, 2 yrs. old, PERSIAN KITTENS 3 White, 1 shaded silver, 6 wks old, Very smart & sweet! little balls of fluff. $250. $350/best. 517-899-7066. 517-455-1894 or 455-1378. GOLDENDOODLE F1 & F1B pups. Select & reserve PITBULL CHOCOLATE LAB MIX 7 wks old, 1 female, 7 now! 517-420-0863 males, mostly blk w/some goldendoodles4you.com white. 517-391-4938. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES 11 wks. old, 2 males. shots PITBULL PUPS 8 wks old, 2 & wormed, $200. Call 517boys $50. 4 girls $75. Call 857-2187. 517-402-8873 / 202-2164. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES PUGGLE PUPPIES english cream & red, OFA 7 wks old, 1st shots & ,vet checked, shots, health wormed, small & loveable. guaranteed, champion pa$250. 989-427-3205. rents, very well socialized. 989-865-6408 PUPPIES Shih-Tzus, 1 fewww.windmerekennels.com male, $300 & 2 males, $200. Pom-a-Poo female, GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUP$300. 989-261-4581. PIES AKC/OFA, 1st shots, wormed, vet checked, SHIH TZU PUPPIES ready 11/22. Males $500, $325-$350. females $550. 989-725-9793 www.weaverspets.com 517-589-5844 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES AKC, Vet checked,1st shots & wormed, parents STANDARD POODLE STUD $500. Retired golden reon site. 989-236-5320. triever $200. Breeding golden retriever female. KITTENS10 WKS. $700. All AKC. 517-802-8540 $10/each. To good homes. Call for interview, Lansing: YORKIE POO PUPPIES 517-706-1685, after 1p.m. 9 wks., 1st shots, wormed. Little dolls! $400. KITTIES; RESCUED ALL 989-427-3205 ages, www.trinityacresrescue. petfinder.com; includes neuter/basic med. Planning an Auction? $45- $135. (517)410-0074

ADORABLE COCKAPOOS MINIATURE PINSCHER Unique colors, all males, PUPS different ages, well puppy chkd., tails & BOXERS AKC REGISTERED small, $150-$250 cash. Ph. dewclaws, 6 wks. & ready. puppies, 4 fawn females. 517-857-3036 $200. Call 517-749-6992. $350. Call 517-702-9573.

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FIREWOOD SEASONED LAZY BOY RECLINER Like H A R D W O O D - Ready to new, $150. Call 517-482burn in the Charlotte area. 8894. $55/face cord, 4’x8’x16". You pick up. PLEASE, cash only. 517-930-2153.

YORKIE PUPS, MORKIES & Malte-Poos $300/UP Shots NonShed/ Hypo-Allergenic ToySize (989)225-1367

SEASONED HARDWOOD $45/FACE cord. U-pick up. 3 mi. NW of Charlotte. Delivery avail. 517-543-5749 SEASONED OAK 5-10 minimum. Call 989-268-5431 or 1-877-863-9439

SEASONED SPLIT MIXED HARDWOOD - Maple, Oak , Apple. $45/face cord + delivery. 517-819-8987.

Hobbies-Toys

HO TRAINS & buildings. Incl. rolling stock & passenger cars. Also some cars & engines purchased 2nd hand in ’59. Prices vary. 517-3370949

Merchandise

SPECIAL DEAL on seasoned hardwood firewood $65 f a c e cord. Guarantee GENERATOR/COLEMAN price all winter! Offer 2000 rated-watts; 5hp ends Nov. 30. Jeff 517-719Briggs/Stratton. Excellent 1281; Carol 517-507-7093. cond. $200. 517-694-7023 LOG SPLITTER- "YARD MAchantlandscape@gmail.com CHINE" 25 ton, 6.0 hp. 20th year selling firewood! $900/best offer. 517-2422154

Farm Equipment -Supplies

Hay-Grain-Seed ALFALFA GRASSEXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. Can deliver. 517-641-6034

Appliances

GE DBL. OVEN 2 7 " x 5 2 " , white. Bottom oven rarely used. $275. 517-930-5181

Miscellaneous

CERAMICS FOR SALE 2 kilns, 3,000+ molds, glassware. $2,000 or best offer. Call 989-640-5141.

WANTED: UNWANTED HAIER REFRIGERATOR 20.7 appliances, air conditioncu. ft., white, new, $250/ers, cars, trucks, vans, obo. GE Spectra Eterna farm machinery, lawn Series, flat top, elec. stove, mowers, campers, hot white, nice, $250/obo. water tanks, aluminum or Maytag Quiet Series dishsteel boats, aluminum winHAY FOR SALE Mason area. washer, black, very nice dows or doors, aluminum Mixed grass. Clean. $175. 517-230-8128. toppers, any types of alu$3.75/bale. Local delivery minum or steel siding, avail. 517-763-6273 MAYTAG STACKABLE/HIGH 4 wheelers, go carts, trailEFFICIENCY WASHER & ers, batteries. HAY MIX 1st & 2nd. Square elec. dryer, $400/both. All picked up for Free. bales. No rain. 40-60# avg. MAYTAG over-the stove Call 517-628-2818 $3.50/bale. Fowlerville micro. $75. 517-381-2668 area 517-223-8473. WASHER & DRYER SET Ex- WOODMASTER PLUS AFS 1100 CORN BURNER 5 yrs cellent cond. $225. Call old. Call 989-834-5901. 517-505-0045. GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY No rain. $3.50/bale. Mason area. 517-285-9338.

Lawn and Garden

LAWN ROLLER - 76"x36". Great cond. $75/best offer. 517-381-0000.

SNOWBLOWER - YARD Machine, 10hp, elec. start. 24" clearing. Good condition. $250. 517-694-7023

Firewood 100% SEASONED HARDWOOD 4’x8’x16’’ $65 face cord. Free delivery. 4 face cord $225; 10 face cord $500. 517-663-1006 A1 ALL ASH, OAK & Maple Delivered. $60/per face cord. Premium seasoned wood. 517-525-5510. A1 ALL DRY Se a s on e d Hardwood. Same day delivery. $70 per face cord delivered. 517-819-2832. ACKERSON FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwood, $60 per face cord, delivered. 517-281-9383.

Computers

GunsAccessories

TOSHIBA LAPTOP SATEL - REMINGTON 30-06 MODEL LITE with CD/DVD, Win742 Woodsmaster 30-06 dows XP, Centrio Duo, SPRG-Semi-auto, s/n loaded with software, antiA7076214. $150.00 virus subscription, (989)572-8252 webcam; WiFi $195 (517)393-8164 SHOTGUN 16-GAUGE WINCHESTER (model 12) 23/4 Cham, w/28in bar. S/N 1712383. $150. 989-572-8252

Electronics

Gun reloading MAGNAVOX 1967, SOLID WANTED: equipment, old guns, bulstate stereo console lets, gun parts, more. w/turntable. Seldom used. Call 517-623-0416 8’x3’1"x3’. Best offer. 517-381-0000 WINCHESTER 410 SINGLE, 3’’ $275.Stevens 12 pump $175. Glen. 22 $100. Stevens 12 sxs, $375. Stevens 20 sxs, $400. Ph. 517-2042004 A AMISH LOG HEAD BOARD AND Queen Pillow WINCHESTER MODEL 94 Top Mattress Set. Brand 1 of a kind. Factory Wilnew-never used, sell all for liams peep sights. Yr. un$275. 989-923-1278. known. Serial number not MM traceable. Will sacrifice. $1,200. 517-367-0612 A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plastic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Can deliver.

Furniture

APPLE, MAPLE, OAK seasoned, split $60.00 per face cord delivered. 517-321- A TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE MEMORY FOAM MAT4994. TRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, CHERRY, MAPLE, OAK with warranty. Cost SEASONED FIREWOOD $65 $1,800, Sell $695. Can De4’x8’x16’’, split, delivered liver 989-832-2401. MM & stacked. 517-651-5214.

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OKEMOS SCHOOLS/ MASON Minutes from MSU. 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, completely remodeled, on 2 acres. Att’d 1 car garage. 1685 Stillman. $775+ util. Section 8 welcome. For more info. 517-930-1575 WEBBERVILLE- 2 bdrm. duplex, 2 car garage, $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or 810-923-0910.

Homes For Rent 1022 DAKIN 3 bdrm., lg. liv. & din. rm. w/oakwood flrs. Refrigerator & stove, new vinyl windows, garage, bsmt. with WD/hookup, enclosed front porch, large fenced yard, $750 + utils. & dep. 517-372-4504.

MASON--FREE HEAT! 2 Bdrms Avail. Now! $99 Security Deposit. $645/mo. Vouchers accepted. Spacious 1,000 sq. ft. Water/Sewer/Trash incl. 1037 LENORE 2 b d r m s . , Pet-friendly. 517-244-0672 newly carpeted & painted, $575 mo. Call 517-420-7594. OKEMOS Near MSU & shopping. 2 bdrm., 2 full bath 1509 MARY AVE apt. w/new carpet, paint, 3 bdrm.,1.5 bath, lg. yard, appliances incl. washer/ dishwasher, AC, fireplace, dryer. Walkout patio & very clean. $775. covered parking. $875+ Call 517-388-2661 util. Avail. now! Dep. req. 517-706-0644. 1547 ROOSEVELT ST. 2 bdrm., 1.5 car garage, lg. backyard, $650+ utilities. PORTLAND APTS Call 517-372-8129. Apply today... Move Tomorrow! Fast Approval! 2124 PLEASANT VIEW Call 517-647-4910 for a tour 2 bdrm., full bsmt., of your new home. Locatgarage, fenced yard, ed just minutes west of $750+ util. (517) 482-8771 Lansing. www.wencoproperties.com

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3616 DONALD ST. Lansing. Small 2-3 BR., full bsmt., nice yard, good neighborhood. $600 + utils. WITH GOOD CREDIT. No Sec. 8. (Dogs extra). No cats, no smoking. After 5pm 517285-3336 4229 CHICKORY Lansing SE. Newer 3 bdrm. ranch, full basement, new carpet & vinyl, very nice. $800/mo. Call Ron 3234106. 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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Homes For Rent AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374 CUTE 1 BDRM. Country home in DeWitt area. $550/mo. + dep. & util. No pets or smoking. 669-9455.

DANSVILLE SCHOOLS - 3 bdrm., 1 bath home on 2 acres. Across from 6,000 acres of State land. Upstairs laundry w/washer & dryer, wood stove in LR, Incl. all appliancesm, full bsmnt. $875/mo. + util. & dep. 517-927-6561.

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LANSING 1803 DONORA, lease to own, 2 bdrm/ 1 bath, hardwood floors, appliances included. WD hookup 2 car detatched garage, $650/mo + $650 dep. No pets/drugs. 517749-2482.

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OKEMOS B eautiful ope n foyer & floor plan, 5 BRs + den, 4 full baths, 2 whirlpools, 3 car garage, 3 season room, deck, fin. bsmt., lg yard & woods. No pets. $2495 mo. + utils., dep. & ref. 517-337-1007.

POTTERVILLE IMMACU LATE 3 bdrm., 2 bath, washer/dryer hookup, central air, spacious yard. $600/mo. + util. & dep. Call: 517-881-8776

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MASON 600 E Columbia. 2 bdrm., 1.5 baths, lg. yard, $750+ util. Call 517-482-8771. www.wencoproperties.com

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, deck, fully fin. basement. $1,500/mo. + util. 517-4023368 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at: lcnclassifieds@gannett.com

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ST JOHNS – Only $340/Mo! Lease to Own! Your Own Home! Over 1,500 sq.ft. New Carpet & Paint ~ Many more to choose from!! THE MEADOWS (989) 224-7707

WAVERLY (3) HOMES- 3 bdrm. $745+; 2 Bdrm., $595+; 2 bdrm., $495+. Garages, appliances, new paint & windows. Enjoy country living in Lansing Twp. Safe, quiet, lg. private park. No pets or smoking. 517-484-8220. WILLIAMSTON - 5 bdrm., 3 bath, split level country home on 5 acres. 2 car garage. Gorgeous deck, pet okay. Horse run-in - horse okay. 20 minutes from MSU. $1,500/mo. 231-258-3413

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BMW BMW 328I CONVERTIBLE ’97 Only $4,500 Pampered luxury car, high mi., stored winters. Very good condition 517-626-6204

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

CADILLAC DEVILLE SLS 1997 $3200/OBO Dark Green, lite tint on windows, lthr seats, 22’’ chrome rims 517-526-5633 $16,000 517-488-2886

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OLDS 1992 NINETY EIGHT $1800 3800 V6, 210K, looks & drives excellent 517-505-0045

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

’95 FORD E-150 HANDICAP VAN $4500/BEST W/side ramp. No rust. New tires & shocks. 517-649-2337 517-290-6033

OLDS CUTLASS ’94 $1400/BEST 4 dr., auto., real nice car, runs/drives good. 517-285-9236

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

Jeep-Eagle $7,995 517-896-6326

Lexus LS 430 2004 $16,800 126K mi., white/beige, enhancements, 30 mpg. 517-349-2440

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

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FORD 2000 E-150 VAN $12,000 Wheelchair acc. w/side lift. Black, grey int., 72K mi. 269-968-4423

GRAND CHEROKEE LTD, 2004 127,500 mi. Black. Excellent condition.

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DTS LUXURY II SEDAN, 2006 78K mi. Power train warrarnty. Excellent condition.

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Pontiac GRAND PRIX GT, 1999 $4,500/BEST 153K mi., leather, htd. seats, moonroof. Like new. Excellent condition. 517-574-2016 GRAND AM 2000 $4600 Well kept, clean, all pwr, CD, 102K mi., no rust 248-640-6448

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

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

COOPER 2005 $11,300 Manual, loaded. Prem., sport & cold weather pkg. Excellent condition 517-599-4677

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FORD EXPLORER XLS 2001 $3,600 4WD, towing package--very clean. Call or text. 517-706-9779

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

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CHEVY S-10 LS 2002 4.3L, V6, 96,000 mi., new tires Good cond.

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

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

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

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NOTICE OF LIEN SALE In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice having been given, to the owner of 12 FT aluminum Sea Nymph said property and all parties w/trailer, 4 HP Johnson, known to claim an interest $850 for all. Call 517-651- therein, and the time speci6286 fied in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Fri. 11/19/10 2:30 PM. CAMPING MEMBERSHIP 7551 Coleman Rd., E. LIFETIME. Camp Coast to Lansing, MI 48823 517-339Coast USA/Canada 0397 $10/night (full hook-up). James K Smythe(Paid $1,595) Must Sell Household Goods, Furniture, $595, 1-800-236-0327. Boxes, Tools, TV’s or Stereo

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, , Equipment Susan Passalacqua-Boxed Household Items, Toys John Madden-Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Sporting Goods, Tools, TV’s or stereo equipment, account records. Julia Cullen-Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Tools, Appliances, TV’s or stereo equip, office equip.

e, 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 and which has the common address of 124 N. Larch St., Lansing, MI 48912. The length of the redemption period will be six (6) months from the date of sale. This notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place upon the property.

y gy ( ) Attorney for Mark Goodman The Law Offices of Anthony J. Szilagyi, PLLC 110 S. Clemens Ave. Lansing, MI 48912 (517) 487-7000

ep p posed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 313 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48933 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice.

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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 October 11, 2010 Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., at the Veter- Anthony J. Szilagyi (P56473) an’s Memorial Courthouse,

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STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF INGHAM NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. 10-749-DE Estate of Lawrence Wayne Von Tersch Date of birth: 03/17/1923 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Lawrence Wayne Von Tersch who lived at Burcham Hills Retirement Community, 2700 Burcham Dr., East Lansing, Michigan died 04/19/2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Richard Von Tersch, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 313 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48933 and the named/proposed personal

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Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., in the Meridian Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan, 48864 (phone 517853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a special use permit request. Grand Petromart is requesting to amend Special Use Permit #09081 to add a drive-through window to the proposed gasoline convenience store at 743 Grand River Avenue. 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 Planning Commission at the above address or may be made at the hearing.

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Commission Review #10133 (Meridian Township) Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Meridian will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meridian Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos 48864 (phone 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a Section 61 review for location, character and extent of a water main extension project along the south side of Grand River Avenue in Section 24 and 25. The project includes constructing approximately 1,000 linear feet of twelve inch diameter water main within the right-of-way of Grand River Avenue. The proposed extension will connect to the existing water main located east of Wellington Drive and extend eastward to the property located at 743 Grand River Avenue. Information may be examined at the Department of Community Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 488641198, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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