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A taste of Hollywood

E. Lansing boy, 10, gets a small part in Hugh Jackman film By DAWN PARKER

Building boom coming?

East Lansing to hold hearings on five projects By DAWN PARKER


age Whitman has always been something of a ham. Now 10, the fourthgrader remembers serenading patrons of an Okemos Subway restaurant with a rendition of “O Brother Where Art Thou?” at the tender age of 3 complete with a request for applause at the end. “He was not shy at all about that,” recalled his mother, Melanie. Whitman’s next audience might just be a little larger, as the youngster recently spent four days on the set of “Real Steel” in Livingston County’s Hartland. He made fast friends with star Hugh Jackman, made a good impression on others in the cast and just might have begun building the foundation for a career. “Real Steel,” currently filming in many locations around Michigan, is scheduled to be released in October 2011. Australian native Jackman, best known for playing Wolverine in the “XMen” trilogy, is Charlie, a struggling dad in a future world who comes up with the idea of animatronic robots as prize fighters.

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Gage Whitman of East Lansing showed he looked pretty good on and around horses during a recent filming session for “Real Steel” in Hartland. The sci-fi movie starring Hugh Jackman (X-Men) is scheduled to be released in October 2011.

Elementary play Meanwhile, Gage was building on his initial performance with things like a rendition of “Walk the Line” at a Wardcliff Elementary talent show. “I had to drive all over town to find him a black suit,” Melanie recalled. His career aspirations got going early. When he was 2, his mom said he talked about

being an actor in daytime and a doctor at night - and sometimes it was the other way around - and a baseball player on the weekends. “(But) it always revolved around something to do with the movies,” she said. Gage still plays baseball through an Okemos league, rotating between several infield positions, and says his favorite Detroit Tiger

is All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

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He has appeared in several film productions, including “Grandfather’s Clock,” done last fall by a group of Michigan State University graduate students. Gage also recently went on an audition for a made See

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EAST LANSING — Evidence of an economic turnaround will be reflected on what’s on the City Council’s agenda next Tuesday — five public hearings on new office, commercial and apartment projects. East Lansing Mayor Victor Loomis will start the regular council meeting early — at 6:15 p.m. — to deal with what he foresees as a very busy evening. Mayor “(This) is Loomis a positive in these challenged economic times. I am excited about it and very pleased about it,” Loomis said. “It shows people have confidence in the city and have an interest in making an investment in the city.” Scheduled hearings include proposed development at a former Blue Cross Blue Shield facility at Lake Lansing and Coolidge, a proposed Culver’s restaurant at the Lake Lansing Meijer, mixed-use complexes at Albert and Grove streets and on Ann Street Plaza and a

lot split at the Spine Center, 250 E. Saginaw.

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Planning and zoning administrator Darcy Schmitt said the BCBS building has been vacant for about two years, and BCBS has struggled to either sell or lease the building. The developer is seeking a conditional rezoning which would allow office or hotel use with a special use permit, but no retail or commercial use. Such a rezoning, Schmitt said, would permit a pharmacy, a drive-through bank or fast-food restaurant or a hotel. However, she added that neighbors have expressed concerns about 24-hour services like a pharmacy or a fast-food place, and that the hotel would cater to transients. “They feel development would make traffic worse than it is,” Schmitt said. Culver’s, which has a location on Marsh Road, is seeking a special use permit for a drive-through and are willing to construct with “very substantial” 50-foot setbacks. The restaurant would be in the parking lot of the Lake Lansing Meijer, and the company would imSee Projects/page 10

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Guy Lombardo Orchestra to play at Okemos High School

Capital Detachment of 148 Marin Corps League will host its fifth annual big band concert, featuring the famous Guy Lombardo Orchestra, under the direction of Al Pierson, will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at Okemos High School’s auditorium. Tickets are $22 per person, and are available at all L&L Food Centers at the door . Proceeds will be used to support endorsed veteran programs. Call 699-2624 for more information.

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The Friends of Turner-Dodge House present their annual summer party on Wednesday, July 21. “Champagne & Hors d’oeuvres on the Veranda” is the theme for this year’s event. A toast will begin the evening at 5:30 p.m. Following the reception, the City of Lansing will host the Concert in the Park featuring the cool blues sound of Root Doctor. During the concert, the Friends of Turner-Dodge will have a 50/50 raffle drawing to benefit the restoration of the Turner and Dodge family furniture now being restored to come back to the house. For more information, contact the Friends of Turner-Dodge at (517) 483-4220 or at The Turner-Dodge House is located one block north of Old Town at 100 E. North St., Lansing. Reception by reservation only, $5 per friends member, $10 per non-member.

East Lansing author plans book signing at College Store

A book signing by local author/photographer Jerry Morton is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the College Store, 4790 S. Hagadorn. East Lansing-based Morton has six books in print, the most recent of which is 2008’s “Wandering in Mexico,” Other titles include “Romania” and “The Sound of Words,” a first-person account of the last letterpress in Michigan. Morton is also a published photographer who has had numerous public shows of his work, most recently earlier this year by the Mexican consulate in Detroit. Copies of Morton’s books will be available at the signing.

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Village of Okemos Art Walk Visitors to the recent Okemos Art Walk got to enjoy a thorough exploration of the community’s historic downtown, complete with warm welcomes from merchants. An art fair, music, food and children’s activities kept all ages busy and entertained. (Above) Outside the Travelers Club Restaurant and Tuba Museum, proprietor Will White serenades passers-by on tuba, accompanied by Leo Balcer on piano accordion. (Below) 2-year-old Elena Bowles of Ann Arbor (left) and Dora Lukovich, 6, of Okemos enjoyed coloring tiles and making visors at the kids’ tent.

CALC accepting tape player donations

The Capital Area Literacy Coalition is accepting donations of cassette tape players for use with materials in its adult library. It also needs small appointment books for students to use. These materials will help students further their learning and organize their lives. For questions, call (517) 485-4949, or stop by the office, 1028 E. Saginaw in Lansing.

Crossroads UMC to hold VBS July 19-23

A “High Seas Expedition” awaits children who sign aboard the 2010 Crossroads United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School (VBS), scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. every evening the week of July 19-23 at the church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads north of Williamston and east of Haslett. The VBS is open to all children ages three through fifth grade. There is no charge. For registration details, call the church at (517) 655-1466, e-mail or visit

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A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be held Friday, July 30 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Peoples Church, 200 W. Grand River, East Lansing. Potential donors must be at least 17 years old. Donors should plan to be wellrested and have drunk an extra 16 ounces of water or other fluids prior to their donation. In addition, donors should bring their donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification. Walk-ins are welcome, or appointments may be made by calling (800) GIVELIFE or going online to http:// and enter Sponsor Code: MSU.

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in Michigan movie called “Home Run Showdown”. The sports film, which the Whitmans described as being similar to the 1976 classic “Bad News Bears”, came about following Gage’s “Real Steel” experience.

“I’ve always said if he doesn’t like it we won’t do it. If it’s his passion, I will support him in it.” – Melanie Whitman Gage’s mother

9-year-old boys. Gage got lucky on the A friend of the family set, getting to chat with told them about the “Real Jackman and even obtainSteel” audition in Troy. Afing his autograph. He’s hopter waiting two hours in ing his one line - “Cool leg!” line, word went out that the - will survive the editing audition was only for those process. 18 and older. Gage had high praise Undeterred, Melanie for Jackman, complimentWhitman filled out her own ing his kind nature, his form, slipping Gage’s form accent and his sense of huunderneath it. mor. A few days later, the Jackman was also free call came asking if the film with his high-fives. crew could use Gage, sayThe conditions weren’t ing they were looking for the best - 90-degree days

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for eight to nine hours straight - but Melanie Whitman said Gage didn’t mind. “He was in heaven,” she said. For her part, Melanie Whitman said she has no intention of being a stage mother. “I’ve always said if he doesn’t like it we won’t do it. If it’s his passion, I will support him in it,” she said. “As long as he has this type of attitude, having fun and keeping it real as a child, I’m all for it.”

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“Color Studies”, East Lansing Public Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, in July. Pastel drawings created on gritted paper by Maggie Hofmann. No reception. Info: 337-1731 . Cost: Free . “Oil Paintings by Carolyn Texera”, East Lansing Public Art Gallery, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, open during gallery hours, July 10-Aug. 3. Info: 333-2580. " “The Detroit/East Lansing Conglomerate: An Exhibition Devoted to Assemblage and Other 3D Art” Exhibit, Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, July 9-Aug. 22. Featuring small and large artwork by Detroit and East Lansing area artists. Info: 319-6832, “Tin Aviary: Art from the Dumps” Exhibit, Mackerel Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft, 211 M.A.C. Ave. , East Lansing, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays through July 19, closed July 4. An exhibit of birds constructed from recycled tin by Williamston artist Elizabeth Cox. Info:


Call For Meridian Crafters and Artists, Meridian Farmers Market, Pavilion, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, ongoing. Meridian Township Parks and Recreation is seeking crafters and fine artists to participate in the Meridian Crafters Marketplace that meets 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month, June through October. First Market Day is June 27. Call or go online for an application and for more information. Info: 853-4608, Scene Metrospace is accepting submissions, Scene Metrospace, through July 19. Artists may submit work for a show that will be comprised of three exhibits “Ideas” summary or an outline of an unrealized idea and a proposal for what form of documentation you would like to include in the exhibit. “Studio Space”, photo images, paintings, drawings etc. of your studio space. And “Profile Pics”, profile pictures like Facebook. Deadlines for submissions is July 19. “Ideas” submissions can be e-mailed to, all others must be mailed to: Scene Metrospace, 410 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Info: 319-6832 ,


Cooking with Michigan produce, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 2-3:30 p.m. July 22. Kids in grades 3 and up can learn how to use local produce in tasty, healthy, kidfriendly recipes. Call to register. Registration required. Info: 347-2023, " AUDITIONS Everybody Dance Now, Great Dairy Adventure and Happendance, 3448 Hagadorn Consumer Education Road, Suite D, Okemos, dance Day, MSU Pavilion for Agriculture to be presented Aug. 4, 5, 7. and Livestock Education, 4301 Farm Happendance is recruiting 40 Lane, East Lansing, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. people, ages 10-80, to rehearse and July 21. The free one-day event is perform a dance. Basic experience geared to the young (and young at in social dance, ballroom, street heart), families, day-care providers dance, or just dancing for fun. Info: and summer campers, and anyone 333-3528, who is interested in gaining a better understanding of the importance BIBLE STUDY of Michigan’s dairy industry to the state’s economy, the multi-step Bible Study, Christian Science journey milk takes to reach our Reading Room, 709 E. Grand River refrigerators and the nutritious Ave., East Lansing, 2 p.m. benefits dairy products provide. It’s Thursdays. Small, also an opportunity to talk to and non-denominational group learn from local farmers and ask discusses a portion of the Bible. questions about how food gets Info: 327-7724. from the farm to your table. Info: 432-5402. Cost: free admission and parking.

Play in the Park - Africaninspired Folk Tales with LaRon Williams, Valley Court Park , 280 Valley Court Park, East Lansing, 7 p.m. July 20. An interactive children’s entertainment series. 319-6823, " Stories for Sprouts & Seedlings, Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden, Outdoor Children’s Garden, off Bogue Street, south of Wilson Road, East Lansing, 10-11 a.m. July 20. This program is designed especially for young children, ages 2-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects. Featuring: “All Aboard the Dinotrain” by Deb Lund and Howard Fine. Call to register. Info: 355-5191, ext. 1327, www.4hgarden.msu. edu/calendar. " Train Day, Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden, Outdoor Children’s Garden, off Bogue Street, south of Wilson Road, East Lansing, 10 a.m.- noon July 22. Join us in celebrating our love for locomotives with the Lansing Model Railroad Club and the Capital Area Railway Society. Watch trains of all shapes and sizes, help us construct a train village in the garden, discover what happens on the tracks and much more. Register online or by phone. Info: 355-5191 ext. 1327, www.4hgarden. $5 per child.


Basic Computer Skills class, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 1-2:30 p.m. July 23. For those who have never used a computer. Space is limited. Call to register. Info: 351-2420, " Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks class, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 7-8:30 p.m. July 19. Call to register. Info: 351-2420, "


Okemos/Haslett Rotary Club, Delta Dental Plan of Michigan, 4100 Okemos Road, Okemos, noon-1:30 p.m. July 20. Info: Julie Brixie at 853-4144. The HELO Club: New members welcome, East Lansing, East Lansing, ongoing. The HELO Club is a social/philanthropic organization for women new to the area or newly retired. We offer a way to meet new friends, monthly luncheons with speakers

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“A Bit of Whimsy...People, Places and Purple”, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. MondaysThursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. Sundays. By Susan Newcom of Corunna. Reception 1-4 p.m. July 11. Info: 347-2021.


Film Movement Series, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 6:30 p.m. July 22. For adults and mature teens. This series features recently released, award-winning foreign or independent films. This month: “Welcome” (France). Info: 347-2021, " Moonlight Film Festival: “The Blind Side”, Valley Court Park , 280 Valley Court Park, East Lansing, 9:30 p.m. July 22. Rated PG-13. Live music one hour prior to the show. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Info: "


Zonta Club of Lansing Spring Sale, Van Atta’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop, 9008 Old M-78, Haslett, through October. Spring sale of flower and plant certificates to benefit foundation service projects and scholarships. Contact any Zonta Club member to purchase. Info: 881-6737, Cost: sold in $20 denominations, carries no expiration date.

Browse calendars online at Add your own event with the online form GLAGA golf scholarship. Youth who will be 17 years or younger by July 29 or are 18 years of age but have not graduated from high school qualify. Non-members may participate for an additional fee. Several flights based on age and gender will be available. Entry fees include green fees, awards and lunch. Call or go online for more information. Info: 316-2406, Cost: $6 ages 9 and younger, $9 ages 10-11, $12 ages 12 and older, $5 additional fee for non-members.

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Getting a good night’s sleep presented by Sparrow LifeTime, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 21. Lunch with a Doctor is presented by Sparrow Lifetime, a healthy-living program for adults 55-plus GOVERNMENT featuring discounts, healthy-living and much more. Register by phone. “Talk Budget” with Info: (800) 772-7769, Meridian Township Cost: Lunch with a Doctor is Manager Jerry Richards, presented for $8 to LifeTime • Sip ‘n Snack Sandwich Shop, members or $15 for non-members, 4690 Okemos Road, Okemos, payable at the door. Registration 7:30-8:30 a.m. July 19. begins one month prior to event • Biggby Coffee, 2546 E. Jolly Rd. and closes one week prior to event. # 2, Lansing, 7:30-8:30 a.m. July 20. Cancellations are appreciated.. • Blondie’s Barn, 5640 Marsh Road, Haslett, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Heart Failure Education, July 21. Ingham Regional Orthopedic, 2727 • Coral Gables, 2838 E. Grand S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, 1-2:30 River Ave., East Lansing, p.m. every other Monday. Info: 7:30-8:30 a.m. July 23. )517) 975-2220. " An opportunity for Meridian Township residents to provide input regarding the 2011-2012 budget Continued on next page

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Dick Letts Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing, Forest Akers Michigan State University, Harrison Road, East Lansing, 8 a.m. shotgun start July 24. Proceeds go to college scholarships for needy students in the tri-county area. Info: 372-4075, Cost: $75 per person, $300 per foursome. Greater Lansing Amateur Golf Association (GLAGA) Junior Golf Tournament, Groesbeck Golf Course, 1600 Ormond St., Lansing, 8 a.m. July 29. Open to children of GLAGA members, junior members and youth who receive a 2010


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Red Cross Blood Drive , MSU International Center, corner of North Shaw Lane and Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. July 19. Donors must be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds and in good health. Info: (800) GIVE LIFE, Red Cross Blood Drive, Fee Hall, Patenge Room, MSU campus, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. July 21. Donors must be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds and in good health. Info: (800) GIVE LIFE,

children of all ages. Program will feature live aquatic animals, including a snapping turtle, giant python, alligator, sloth and more with some “animal magic” thrown in. Info: 351-2420.

The program is provided to graded K-6 by high school and college volunteers. No need to register, just drop in for a session. Info: 351-2420,

Kids Reading to Dogs, Capital Area District Library Anime Festival, East Lansing Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, Road, Okemos, July 19. Sign up East Lansing, 2-5 p.m. July 21. Teens for a 15-minute session reading in grades 7-12 can watch anime with a registered therapy dog. with other otaku and bring their Registration required; call own manga artwork for display. 347-2023. Info: 347-2021, Refreshments will be offered by the " Graphic Novel Committee and Teen Advisory Board. Info: 351-2420. Preschool Storytime, Capital Area District Library Haslett Baby Storytime, Capital Area Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, District Library Okemos Branch, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. For ages 3-5. 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 3 p.m. Info: 339-2324, " Wednesdays. Stories, finger plays LIBRARIES and movement for babies up to age Preschool Storytime, Capital “Out in the Ocean” 2 and their parents or caregivers. Area District Library Okemos Summer Storytime, East Info: 347-2021, " Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Okemos, 2 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 Road, East Lansing, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Beach Party, East Lansing Public a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 1/2-6. Info: Library, 950 Abbot Road, East July 20. Features stories, rhymes 347-2021, " Lansing, 2-3:30 p.m. July 28. and a craft for ages 2-5. Parents Children ages 3 and older can join of 2-year-olds must remain in the fun, including games, crafts and the room. All other parents must tasty food. Call to register. Info: remain in the library. Info: 351-2420, Free do it 351-2420. " Free Summer Tutoring, East yourself Animal Magic: Make a Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Splash, East Lansing Public seminars Road, East Lansing, 10:30 a.m.Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Every noon Tuesdays, June 15-Aug. 10. Lansing, 2-3 p.m. July 22. For

Summer Reading for the Whole Family, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, ongoing starting June 14. Children, preschool-grade 7, can complete a weekly reading activity sheet to earn free rewards. Activity sheets can be picked up at the library or downloaded online in print. Adults can fill out an online review form or pick one up at the library. Every review submitted will be entered into a weekly drawing for prizes. Info: 351-2420 , Table Top Art, Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 12-24 (except July 18).. Drop in to make a puffy fish. Info: 339-2324, The Bubbleman, Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 1 p.m. July 21. Featuring Ron Loyd and his

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Yoga and Games for Parents & Kids, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 2-3 p.m. July 23. Featuring Yoga instructor Maryann Anandi Concannon. Call or visit website for more information. Info: 347-2021, "

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The Rambling Naturalist, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 6:30 p.m. July 20. Yas Ennya Oyaka shares his knowledge about the ecosystem of the Midwest. Info: 347-2021, " Toddler Storytime, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Stories for ages 2-3. Info: 347-2021, " Toddler Storytime , Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. For ages 2-3 with caregiver. Info: 339-2324 , "


Summer Season Hours, East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, 6400 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 4-13; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends June 14-July 31. From Aug. 1-Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. all week. Interactive outdoor water facility. Info: 333-2580, ext. 22, Cost: daily, 10-visit and season passes available for purchase.

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HASLETT - There’s strength in numbers. Members of the Friends of the Haslett Library are hoping the numbers will be strong indeed for the Community Yard Sale the group is planning for Saturday, July 31. The proceeds are earmarked toward the cost of moving the Haslett branch of the Capital Area District Library into the former Meridian High School building at 1590 Franklin Street. Friends President Carol Christenson estimated about 10 to 15 sellers have committed so far, with plenty of spaces still available. Christenson said Friends members are hoping the event will resemble what

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in England are called “boot sales” (boot being British English for trunk). “We want you to open your trunk and sell your stuff,” she said. Sellers may use anything that fits in their allotted space, including tables. In addition to garage sale items, Christenson said those operating home-based businesses - Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia, Avon, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple and the like - are also welcome to participate. Once the entry fee is paid sellers keep what they earn, although Friends members would likely welcome any donations. The Meridian Township board has asked supporters of the move to raise at least $50,000 toward the estimated $350,000 to $400,000 cost of the move. Refreshments will be available, including possibly the L&L hot dog wagon. The Haslett High School Band Boosters are also planning a

added, with many new members of the Friends group. “It’s just amazing how people are coming. It’s amazing, and it’s heartwarming.” Other fundraisers are planned for this fall, Chris-

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car wash, Christenson said. “There will be a lot going on,” she added. Friends of the Library members will be at the Meridian Township Farmers Market each Saturday with information about the move and registration forms for the sale. Weekly donations from market visitors average $75 to $80, Christenson said. “It’s going really well. The community is responding tremendously,” she

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city, it also risks a very late ending for the meeting. For that reason, Loomis said the meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. so council members can take care of other business in time for public hearings to start at 7:30 p.m. “We want to make sure and we will do everything we possibly can to make

sure that everyone has an opportunity to speak at all of the matters before us that night, at all of the public hearings, without the meeting running into the wee hours of the morning,” Loomis said.

planning to attend and speak at the meetings to “do everything they can” to keep their comments to no more than three minutes. “Are we going to have a timer? No. Will we shut them off? No,” he said. Attendees should also rePublic comments frain from applauding or To keep things manage- commenting, and all reable, Loomis asked those marks or comments should

One downtown apartment project planned by David Krause and Douglas Cron at the corner of Albert and Grove streets, would feature first-floor retail and seven floors of apartments. Schmitt said an adjacent development planned by property owner Kris Elliott is proposed to be a maximum of four stories, with the first phase adding a second floor of retail space and a second phase featuring two floors of “loft-style” apartments. The last scheduled hearing is for a conditional rezoning for the second phase of the Beaumont residence on Coleman Road, in which the property owner plans to turn over five acres for use as an organic garden. The zoning can revert to its original purpose, Schmitt said, at a more appropriate File photograph time for further development A house on Grove Street will be moved and a building bordering Grove and

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be directed toward council. Those wishing to comment on a hearing or a particular issue may also do so in writing, and those are acknowledged during meetings. Loomis is aware of residents of one neighborhood who plan to speak during one public hearing, several of whom will touch on areas of concern to them. The potential the hearings offer for business and residents alike is encourag-

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ELECTION 2010: Circuit Court, 30th Circuit Judge - Non-Incumbent Race Voters will cast a ballot for only one of the four candidates on Aug. 3. The winner will hold the office, which serves all of Ingham County, for six years through 2016.

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Gregory Crockett

w Party: No party

w Age: 54

w City of residence: Okemos

University J.D. Cum Laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School w Political experience: 2008 Candidate for Ingham County Probate Court/ Family Division Circuit Court w Family: Married 29 years, two children w Campaign website: What makes you qualified for this position? I have many years of experience with criminal, civil, and administrative cases. Unlike any of the other candidates, I have actual experience working within the 30th Circuit Court. I served three years as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Peter D. Houk, performing research, drafting documents, and helping to keep the court organized and running efficiently. The unique work of the 30th Circuit includes a high volume of special cases which the average attorney does not encounter in private practice. I had an excellent example and mentor in the Honorable Peter D. Houk, who was well known for his excellent intellect and calm respectful presence on the bench, and I plan on continuing his legacy by exemplifying those characteristics while providing justice for the community. All areas of government are under pressure to improve efficiency. What are your suggestions for improving the efficiency of this court? There are some improvements, such as phasing in the option of electronic filing for efficiency and transparency. Specialty courts are also a good idea. However, cost is not always the issue. Economic development, general civil and criminal law all require a high-quality judicial system. This is an essential function and cannot be provided cheaply. Do you believe that the court is providing timely and quality service? If so, elaborate on details. If not, what do you propose to improve? In some ways Ingham County Courts are doing extremely well. An example is the new Ingham County Veterans Court, which focuses expertise and federal resources for veterans in the legal system. As the budget shrinks, timeliness may become a greater issue. If funding is available, Ingham County Courts may wish to seek Federal grants to improve services. Do you accept political contributions from attorneys or law firms that appear before you? Is this a conflict of interest? Please explain. Good or bad, campaign contributions are part of American politics. But there are special rules for judicial candidates. The Michigan Rules of Judicial Conduct do not bar attorneys from contributing to judicial campaigns as long as the funds are not provided directly to the candidate. All contributions must be made to the candidate’s campaign committee. I am sure The Committee to Elect Gregory Crockett has received contributions from attorneys as well as many other citizens. There is nothing unethical about this, as long as the candidate is not approached directly by the attorney or firm.

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Billie Jo O’Berry w Party: No party w Age: 54

w City of residence: Mason

w Party: No party

w Age: 52

w City of residence: Lansing

w Occupation: Attorney/Partner

Grua, Jamo & Young,P.L.C. 2401 East Grand River Ave. Lansing, Michigan 48912 w Education: J.D., Cooley Law School B.A.,Political Science,University of Michigan w Political experience: None. w Family: Married, two children. w Campaign website: What makes you qualified for this position? Twenty-five years of broad litigation experience in the Ingham County Circuit Court, and many circuit courts across the state, and in the federal courts, as well as representing clients in the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Additionally, I am a trained mediator certified to facilitate settlement of Circuit Court lawsuits. I am a “neutral” case evaluator for the Ingham County Circuit Court, and also sit as a case evaluator in Eaton and Clinton counties. I serve as a hearing panel member for the Attorney Discipline Board. All areas of government are under pressure to improve efficiency. What are your suggestions for improving the efficiency of this court? The efficiency of the court is dependent upon the efforts of several people interacting in any given case. The judge, the court staff, the attorneys and the parties all need to work toward a common goal of efficient processing of the litigation. The court’s judges are responsible for setting appropriate control over the progress of cases. Unnecessary delay in that progress can result in inefficiencies and increased costs to the parties and the court system. Implementation of a Federal Court style electronic filing system is one method of improving efficiency of the court’s processing of matters. Do you believe that the court is providing timely and quality service? If so, elaborate on details. If not, what do you propose to improve? In most of my cases before this court, the court is providing timely, efficient and quality service. Do you accept political contributions from attorneys or law firms that appear before you? Is this a conflict of interest? Please explain. Yes, the Committee to Elect Jim Jamo is accepting campaign contributions from attorneys. It is not a conflict of interest as long as the candidate abides by Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Conduct, and if elected adheres to his or her ethical obligation to judge without bias toward any party appearing before the court.

Occupation: Lansing Assistant City Attorney Adjunct Law Professor - T. M. Cooley Law School w Education: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. With Honor Michigan State University, B.A. Cum Laude Lansing Community College, Associate Dansville High School,


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w Political experience: I have run for judicial office in

the past. I am a previous member Vevay Zoning Board of Appeals. I am a past President of the Women’s Law Association of Mid-Michigan, Past Representative Assembly Member of the State Bar of Michigan; Past Member of the Ingham County Bar Bench & Bar Committee; Union Steward for Teamsters Local #214; past member of the Tri-County Emergency Medical Control Authority; member of the VFW #7309 Ladies’ Auxiliary; Kiwanis International; Catholic Lawyers’ Guild and International League for the Rescue of Horses. w Family: Married 37 years to Rick O’Berry, Commander of Post No. 7309 VFW and local real estate agent. Daughter, Jolina O’Berry is an attorney. Grand daughter, Grace Joelle. Parents: Walter and Clara Hicks In-Laws: Jack and Peggy O’Berry w Campaign website:

What makes you qualified for this position? I have worked in the legal field for 34 years, starting in an entry level position. My experience is diverse and covers a variety of issues that would come before a Circuit Court Judge. This experience includes a range of private practice topics, including family, real estate, contracts, employment and criminal defense cases. In addition, I have served as an Assistant City Attorney for over 23 years with criminal prosecution and municipal experience. I have also handled numerous issues before various administrative agencies. I have experience both at the trial level and appellate level. My experience in both the District Court and Circuit Courts along with appellate experience makes me uniquely qualified as a Circuit Judge with a broad perspective to draw from in weighing the evidence in any type of case. I have been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit and U.S. District Court - Western District. I also supervise legal externs in acquiring legal experience and honing their skills. I have also been an adjunct law professor teaching trial skills to law students. Continued on next page

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Party: Democrat Age: 61 w City of residence: Lansing w Occupation: Attorney w Education: BBA - Business, University of Michigan JD - Law, University of Michigan w Political experience: I was admitted to Michigan and District of Columbia Bar. I have been a trial attorney for 37 years. Former elected member of State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly; Young Lawyers Council of State Bar; Ingham County Bar Association Director; Founder of Lansing Black Lawyers Association and first president; Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce director; Lansing Symphony; Chief Okemos Boy Scouts; Legal Aid of Central Michigan; National Bar Association director. w Family: Married with two adult children and one grandchild. w Campaign website: What makes you qualified for this position? I have been a trial attorney for over 30 years representing people and their issues. I am an attorney for Family Dependency Treatment Court through Family Division of Ingham Circuit Court. I am a case evaluator through Ingham, Clinton and Eaton Counties. I am a former special referee of Ingham County Probate Court Family Division. I currently practice in state and federal courts. I also work in both divisions of Ingham Circuit Trial and Family Division, family law, criminal law and personal injury. All areas of government are under pressure to improve efficiency. What are your suggestions for improving the efficiency of this court? I would look at the current structure. Courts are a difficult area to cut as caseloads remain high. I would review all operational areas. Do you believe that the court is providing timely and quality service? If so, elaborate on details. If not, what do you propose to improve? Yes. When Circuit Court was divided into the Trial and Family Divisions, it helped increase timely dispositions, especially in the family court which handles delinquency, child protection, personal protection orders (PPO), custody and divorce. Do you accept political contributions from attorneys or law firms that appear before you? Is this a conflict of interest? Please explain. I am not an incumbent but am seeking a position which is an open seat. I do accept contributions from attorneys. w


w Occupation: Attorney & Counselor at Law

w Education: B.A., Communications, Michigan State

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30th Circuit Court election parties to set shorter dates and adhere to the schedule. Adjournments should be All areas of government are under discouraged unless good cause is shown pressure to improve efficiency. What by the parties. Again, facilitative mediaare your suggestions for improving the tion should be used, but where there is efficiency of this court? no resolution, fast track to trial. Resources are limited and must be In criminal cases, too much time is used the most effectively. The use of spe- used on the day of trial still negotiating. cialty courts is a way to divert cases that A second pretrial meeting with the parcould otherwise be handled more effecties and the court can often resolve the tively and reduce recidivism. For example, case with a plea rather than a trial. Fisubstance abuse is the underlying cause nally, the use of specialty courts for subof many criminal cases. Not every one stance abuse cases could divert those should be incarcerated and with limited criminal cases, get the offender into an jail and prison space, warehousing individ- intensive probation program with treatuals to be released just to repeat crimes is ment and monitoring and alleviate the not an appropriate resolution. A sobriety necessity of trial. Another area needed court uses other resources to intervene in for improvement is reporting for jury the pattern and has proven to be very suc- duty. Those called for jury duty sit and cessful in reducing repeat violations. wait while last minute negotiations are The courts have been using facilitaongoing. Instead prospective jurors could tive mediation to encourage parties to re- call-in after a specific time and be prosolve civil cases. This practice should be vided with a time to report. continued, however, an incentive must be Do you accept political contribuput into place to encourage the parties to tions from attorneys or law firms that settle and not just use mediation to proappear before you? Is this a conflict long a case. I have training as a facilitaof interest? Please explain. tive mediator. Those cases that cannot be The election laws prohibit accepting settled very quickly should proceed to trial any checks from businesses or corporaimmediately. tions. In addition, I have always believed Do you believe that the court is that law firms should not host fundraisproviding timely and quality service? ers for judicial candidates. One of the If so, elaborate on details. If not, canons of ethics provides that the apwhat do you propose to improve? pearance of any impropriety be avoided. The longer a case is pending in Although a judicial candidate can only court, the more it costs the parties to solicit $100 from an attorney, the total secure a resolution. The common comamount given per election cycle can be plaint voiced both in criminal and civil much higher. If the law firm has several cases, is that it takes too long. A docket- members and each contributes to the juing statement is used in civil cases to dicial candidate’s campaign this can be a set a timeline for the progression of a significant amount. case. The court should encourage the

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EAST LANSING - Whether you’re young or old, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes. The occasion is the fifth annual TRIAD Senior Prom, set for 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 23 at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Avenue. All ages are welcome to attend. The event, primarily a social event for seniors, is put on by Ingham County TRIAD and Elder Law of Michigan. TRIAD is a partnership of law enforcement personnel, those 60 and older and community members whose purpose is guarding against abuse of seniors. Attendees will enjoy a formal dinner and refreshments, and can dance to the sounds of the popular “Life Support” band. Tim Barron, morning show host at 92X FM, will again serve as emcee. Gleason Portrait Gallery will be on hand for those wishing to commemorate the evening with a professional photo. Singles - and those who have lost a partner - are encouraged to attend as well, as many uniformed Ingham County officers and firefighters will be present and ready to trip the light fantastic. Coming to the dance has even been known to help the grieving process. Lansing Police Sgt. Traci Ruiz, who serves as TRIAD’s president, recalled one story about a gentleman in his 80s who had lost his wife 18 months before and had little interest in any outside activities. He went reluctantly at the urging of family, and wound up dancing for two songs with Wendy Buckhalter of the Michigan State University Police Parking Division.



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College news Alma College Alma College has named over 425 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during the 2010 Winter Term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are evaluative grades, are named to the Dean’s List. The following area students were named to the Dean’s List: Sophomore Delia Castaneda of East Lansing, a 2008 graduate of East Lansing High School, daughter of Oscar and Delia Castaneda of East Lansing; Junior Bridget Larson of East Lansing, a 2007 graduate of East Lansing High School, daughter of Gra-

hame Larson and Marjorie Lauer of East Lansing; Sophomore Robin Morrison of East Lansing, a 2008 graduate of East Lansing High School, daughter of Kenneth Morrison and Susan Burke of East Lansing; Sophomore Chad Stripling of East Lansing, a 2008 graduate of Haslett High School, son of R. Steve and Gayle Stripling of East Lansing; Freshman Cassie Kopke of Haslett, a 2008 graduate of Haslett High School, daughter of Peter and Shannon Kopke of Haslett.

daughter of Kathleen McGlinchey and Mark Graham, graduated with a BS in biology; Anne Meier of Okemos, daughter of Marcia and Anthony Meier, graduated with a BS in biology and Emily Schneider of East Lansing, daughter of Larry and Karen Sch-

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East Lansing firm will be sold By MELISSA DOMSIC

EAST LANSING — A California-based medical liability insurance company plans to buy American Physicians Capital Inc. for $386 million. APCapital, a 145 employee East Lansing company whose subsidiaries offer professional medical liability insurance and financial services, announced on Thursday it has entered into

a definitive agreement to be purchased by the Doctors Co. APCapital would be a wholly owned subsidiary of Doctors Co., according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ann Storberg, APCapital’s vice president for investor relations, said she’s unsure how the sale would affect employees and offices. APCapital is headquar-

tered at 1301 N. Hagadorn Road and has an office in Albuquerque, N.M. Officials at Doctors Co. did not return calls seeking comment. The sale is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter once it receives regulatory and shareholder approvals. “We’re a publicly traded company and we have to think of our shareholder constituents, and this was a very good deal for them,” Storberg said.

The sale price amounts to $41.50 per share, a premium of nearly 31 percent from the $31.76 a share closing price on Wednesday. Doctors Co. is the nation’s largest physician and surgeon medical liability insurer with $3 billion in assets. It insures 46,000 physicians, and the proposed sale would bring that number to nearly 55,000. Storberg would not provide further details on the sale.






Business brief Junior Achievement board elects new members Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan board of directors recently elected 11 new members consisting of the area business professionals. Recent appointees include Lea Ammerman from MSUFCU, retired state senator Phil Arthurhulz, Kristin Beltzer from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Bugeja of Best Buy, Investment Accountant Michael Costello of Jackson National Life, Loic Courad from Clark Construction, Tom Donaldson and Gordon Ferguson from the MI SBTDC, Pam Jodway from Leap, Inc.; Justin Mal-

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old on to your wallet as our kids head back to school in East Lansing. Look for a new charge if your teenager is in theatre and get ready to pay more for athletics-pay-to-play is headed up. But for teachers, it’ll likely be business as usual. Last year they received raises of 4 to 6 percent as they passed through the “steps” of the salary schedule and enjoyed free health insurance to boot. It’s a sad reality, but if the teachers union would agree to health insurance benefits similar to those enjoyed by most East Lansing residents the district’s financial problems would disappear. In fact, small changes to the health insurance plan would result in hundreds

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of thousands of dollars in savings. For instance, let’s say that the unthinkable occurred: Teachers had similar prescription co-pays as administrators. According to information on the districts web site, this would take their drug copays to $10/$20/$30 from the present $5/$10/$25. This is the key difference between the teacher’s plan and the administrator’s. And it makes their per family cost about 7 percent more expense; roughly a thousand dollars. Assuming about 150 teachers that minor changes nets our kids and families nearly $150,000.

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Instead, the board has eliminated an elementary principal, decimated custodian’s pay and sent much of the library staff packing. The district is budgeting about $2,470,000 this year for the teachers’ health insurance. That’s 7.5 percent of the entire district budget. The board expects its teacher’s health insurance costs to climb 7.5% or $173,00 more than it spent last year. These costs are out of control. The Mackinaw Center reports that the average family health insurance plan in Michigan runs around $11,300 per year. The East Lansing School district plans to spend $16,387 this year, an eyepopping 45 percent more.

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continue to provide teachers with free health insurance? Is it fair to the taxpayers? Is this reasonable for East Lansing residents, givDramatic savings en that MSU faculty contribute 14 percent of the If some of these features cost of their health coverwere to be modified slightly age? and if the union would be This year’s contract newilling to allow teachers gotiations provide a wonto contribute to the costNo-brainer solution derful opportunity for the like the rest of us-the total savings would be dramatic. So, what would typically union to embrace the concept of community stanPlus, Uncle Sam is willing cost an employee $1.30 dards for health insurance to help pay. would cost only $1.00. If costs. The Mackinac Center such plans were used A wise union that had reports that custodians and statewide to cover all concern for the community maintenance workers in the school district employees, and the kids would quickly Adrian school district are the Mackinac center estiswitching to a high-deduct- mates $451 million could be embrace such reforms. One can only hope that ible health plan coupled saved annually. the board has the gumption with a health savings acOne can only wonder count. why the unions stand in the to make our district a leadIt says that the Blissfield, way of such a “no brainer.” er in reforming its benefit programs. Madison, Onsted, and Given the current ecoBill Weckesser is an Northwest districts already nomic environment, can the enjoy savings from these East Lansing School district East Lansing resident.

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E.L. Legion team loses 5-hour game in Classic DEWITT - East Lansing Post 205 coach Bob Gast felt his team would face a number of close games in the 33rd Annual Spartan Baseball Classic. He could never have envisioned a finale quite like this one. After two lengthy rain delays, a coaching ejection,

three lead changes and a game that took more than five hours to complete, East Lansing’s title hopes came up just short in a 13-11 loss to St. Joseph Post 163 on July 11 at DeWitt High. “It was an exciting game, but it’s just never fun to end up on the short end of the stick,” Gast said. “We had some good pitching left that just wasn’t

Haslett grad makes baseball all-star game By SEAN MERRIMAN

Michigan State sophomore Ryan Jones of Haslett was selected to the 2010 Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star Game, which was scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 14 at Western Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH. Jones is one of seven players from the Southern Ohio Copperheads to be selected to participate in the game. “At the beginning of the year I wasn’t really thinking about that, but now


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people who were more nervous than I was! (But) to know that many people supported what I was about and who I was … was amazing, and a little overwhelming.”

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Lengthy membership

Petrisin believes her lengthy experience as a Kiwanian may have helped her stand out from the other candidates. She is a 22-year member of the East Lansing club, and began her involvement as a student member of the Alpena High School Key Club. She recalled receiving a letter one day in homeroom that told her she’d been invited to join Key Club. “My friends were like ‘What do they do? Collect keys?” she recalled with a chuckle. “My friends and I all joined, because we knew it was something we could do together.” She went to the first meeting and worked on her first service project, a wheelchair race with the residents of a

nearby nursing home. “That’s what … hooked me on working with people and doing things for other people,” Petrisin said. “To see the residents of the home having a blast - it’s not like we were going 100 miles an hour. Once I got into it, and knowing I was out doing things for other people, I (realized) I could make a difference.”

Circle K as a kid

Before joining the East Lansing club, Petrisin belonged to Michigan State University’s Circle K chapter. “I have the history of being a Kiwanis family member,” she said. “I am a product of what Kiwanis teaches, what our goals and our values are.” Her leadership experience includes serving as a district governor in 2001-02, as well as chairman of the strategic planning committee, Circle K and Key Club administrator. She was Circle K Inter-

national Vice President in 1985-86 and distinguished governor in 1984-85, Key Club governor in 1979-80 and Key Club district secretary/ treasurer in 1978-79. Kiwanis Club of East Lansing secretary Ken Dimoff, a 28-year club member, originally sponsored Petrisin for membership. Her background did make a difference, Dimoff recalled. “She had interacted with Kiwanians at the club level, she knew people outside the club and being younger, she had interacted with Circle K and the Key Club,” he said. “She saw the bigger picture about everything, and her leadership in the district really shone.” Dimoff is sure Petrisin will make it to the top spot. “I really believe she will be Kiwanis International President,” he said. “I think she can take the organization to the level where it needs to be.” For more information about Kiwanis, go online to

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Children’s theater based at Hannah Community Center

EAST LANSING — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre has announced the lineup for its 22nd season, which runs Sept. 2010-Aug. 2011. The following shows will be brought to the stage: • “Time Machine” - This H.G. Wells classic story was adapted for the stage by Tim Kelly. “Time Machine” tells the story of Filby, an eccentric inventor who creates a machine that travels through time. In an attempt to share his invention with some of science’s greatest minds, Filby and his cook, Mrs. Watchett, are transported to the future. But getting back to their own time proves to be a challenge. The two races of people in the future are much different than the folks back home. The Eloi, who live above ground, are not versed on such things as time travel and the Morlock, who live below ground, are more intent on having the technology for themselves than helping Filby use it to get back home. Show Times: Nov. 5 and 12, 2010 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 6 and 13, 2010 at 2 and 4:30 p.m. • “Pixies, Kings and Magical Things: Four Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen” - Four of Andersen’s classic tales; “The Swineherd,” “The Pixie and the Grocer,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Ugly Duckling;” are charmingly adapted by Ric Averill into four short plays, creating a magical evening of theater for the young, as well as the young at heart. Show Times: Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 2 and 4:30 p.m. • “NigHt of tHe pterodactyls” - This classic play by Julian Wells tells the story of a town turned upside down by the discovery of pterodactyl eggs in a neighborhood rose garden. Twelve-year-old Carly is the smartest person Whit has ever met, but she is obsessed with dinosaurs. When she finds a nest of pterodactyl eggs in Mrs. Webster’s rose garden, the National Guard has to be called out to keep away the curious. Show Times: March 25 and April 1, 2011 at 7 p.m.; March 26 and April 2, 2011 at 2 and 4:40 p.m.; March 27 and April 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. • “Scheherazade” - This play, adapted by Susan Pargman from The Arabian Nights stories, tells the sto-

ry of Scheherazade, the greatest storyteller of the ancient Arabian world. Scheherazade must use her talents to save her people from the hot-tempered King Raynah, who has decided to punish the women in his kingdom for his broken heart. Can Scheherazade’s enchanted tale transform the hard-hearted king? Will the king become a victim of his own revengeful plot? Show Times: July 22 and 29 at 7 p.m. and July 23 and 30 at 2 and 4:30 p.m. All of the above productions, with the exception of “NigHt of tHe pterodactyls,” will take place at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Tickets can be purchased by calling (517) 333-2580 ext. 0 or visiting www.cityof allofus. Tickets for “NigHt of tHe pterodactyls,” taking place at the Riverwalk Theatre in Lansing, can be purchased by calling (517) 482-5700.

EAST LANSING — Dr. Eleanore Kue, the founder of His Healing Hands Health Center, will host a fund-raiser at the Greater Lansing First Assembly of God, 2717 West Road, East Lansing, on Friday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All proceeds from this

Assembly of God in Grand Ledge. An ordained minister, O’Dea is a visiting professor of practical theology at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. As a pastor, speaker and author, she is committed to the transformational power

$50 per person or $80 per couple. The cost includes dinner, refreshments and door prizes. For more informa-

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(269)275-8766 White, AKC Registered, pa- LAB wks old, males $300, ferents on site, shots, vet males $350. 517-764-0090, checked, $500. (517)625745-8478. 5614 (517)974-3514 LAB PUPPIES AKC Chocolates, 1st shots & wormed, DACHSHUND PUPS AKC $250. 517-625-3428. Shots, wormed. Extra small mini’s. Red, black & LAB PUPS AKC F a m i l y tan. $500. 517-663-3386 raised. Vet @ , shots & AKC MINI SCHNAUZERS DOBERMAN wormed. $275. PINSCHER Blk&Slv, 6wks old. Shots & 517-749-6314. PUPPY AKC, red & rust, Vet checked. Experienced male, 6 wks old, 616-902breeder, still available LAB PUPS AKC, yellow & 1838. are(2)Females $550 & black, 8 wks., 1st shots, (1)Male $500. (517)688- DOBERMAN wormed, dews. $350. Call PINSCHER 5474 (517)812-9498 517-543-5280. PUPPY, black/rust male, $500. AKC limited registraLAB PUPS AKC, tion. (989)828-4948 AKC MINI SCHNAUZERS YELLOW/SILVER FACTOR. Blk&Slv, Ready 7/6, 3 Fe- ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPWhelped on 5/11. 1st males $550 & 2 males shots, wormed. $500 w/ltd. PIES A BEAUTIFUL litter $500.(517)688-5474 registration. 989-620-4098. born 5/17/2010.CHAMPION bloodlines and amazing colorings! $1800. (616)318- LABRADOODLE PUPS F1B 7 AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPwks., light brown & dark 3530 PIES 8 wks., shots & brown colors, shots & wormed, purebred but no ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANwormed $325 989-261-4602 papers. $195. 989-261-4602 IEL PUPPIES AKC DOB 4/28/2010. 2 females, 2 LABS SILVER & chocolate, 8 AMERICAN ESKIMO PUPS weeks, AKC Registered, males, 3 - Liver/white, 1 Mini’s, toy’s. UKC. Shots, Dew claws, shots, White/liver (F) Vet wormed. $200-$350. 517wormed, 2-Silver males checked, 2 sets shots, 543-2119 $600.00, 2-Chocolate(silver wormed, beautiful markfactored)1-male 1-female ings $350. 989-433BEAGLE PUPS 3 litters, 5, 6 $400.00. (989)560-6382 5376/989-621-9937 & 7 wks old, pure, 1st shots & wormed, $175 m, ENGLISH SPRINGER SPAN$200 f. Call 989-560-6143. 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ULTIMATE MASTIFF PUPPIES Brindle/Reverse Brindle, 10 Weeks, parents on site, shots, vet checked, wormed, $400. (517)6636257 (517)983-8250

WESTIES Why Puppies Need To Stay With Mom Until They’re At Least 8 Weeks Old. 1489 or call: or 734-455-9239 for our Westie 101 handout.


4X5 round hay bales, 1st & 2nd cutting. $30 & $38 ea. Ph. 517-819-7565 or 517- 1967 VINTAGE Drexel fruit676-8027 wood dining set, 4 cushioned chairs + 2 arm ALFALFA GRASSchairs, 2 leaves w/table EXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. pads & matching 2 pc. chiCan deliver. 517-641-6034 na cabinet. $400. White daybed, $25 w/mattress. 663-3248.

Flowers-Plants Nursery Stock

2 TWIN BEDS w/ bedding; 5 drawer dresser & night stand. $230 cash only. THINNING GARDEN free Phone 269-382-4578 Shasta Daisies, numerous other perennials & shrubs, A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD $1-5. 517-622-2866. AND Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand newnever used, sell all for $275. 989-923-1278. MM

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YORKSHIRE TERRIERS BLACK n Tan, 12 weeks , parents on site, shots, 2 Males Awesome little boys! $475.00. (517)6947 1 2 9

Farm AnimalsLivestock 10 YEAR PIED bull, Call 989-634-9773


JOHN DEERE TRACTOR A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP LX188, 17 hp, liquid cooled, mattress set, new in plas48’’ mower. $2,000. Call tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. 517-589-5431. Can deliver.



TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-832-2401. MM

ALLEGAN ANTIQUE MARKET: Sunday July 25th, 400 Exhibitors. Rain or Shine. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, located at The Fair- BEDROOM SET New matgrounds, right in Allegan, tress, best offer takes. MI. $4.00 Admission. Please call 517-614-4779.

HUSKY METAL ROOFS Standing Seam, Metal Shingles/Tile, 15 Colors. All Type Roofs. Company Installers. Michigan Made Energy Star Tax Rebate. Free Estimates. Since 1975! 800-380-2379 MM FREE HD FOR LIFE! Only on DISH Network! Lowest Price in America! $24.99/mo for over 120 Channels! 500 Bonus! 1866-587-0740 MM ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 MM 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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E-Z GO GOLF cart, elect., like new, retail value $2800, sell for $2350. Can deliver. 517-332-0284

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STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS. Huge Savings on some of our Summer Clearance Buildings selling for balance owed, plus Repos 16 x 20, 20 x 24, 25 x 30, etc. UTILITY TRAILER Supplies won’t last!!! 1W/GATE,10’ w/treated 866-339-7449. MC floor, lites,also other sizes and prices all new $950 (517)490-3176 (517)339- PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS 2191 30x40x10 Basic building $9,190.00. 14 Colors Galvalume Steel, 2x6 Trusses, ACQ Treated lum- AIRLINES ARE HIRING— ber, licensed and insured. Train for high paying AviaOptions available, call for tion Maintenance Career. quotes. 1-800-292-0679. FAA approved program. FiGLOCK MODEL 26 9mm PisMC nancial aid if tol, 2 clips, w/extended qualified—Housing availagrips, loading device, case, HUSKY METAL ROOFS, ble. Call Aviation Institute cleaning rod, trigger lock, Standing Seam, Metal of Maintenance 100 rounds of ammo, never shingles/Tile, 18 colors, 877-891-2281. been fired, $550/obo. 517Company installers, MichiMM 371-1252. gan made. All energy star approved, free estimates. Since 1975. 800-380-2379 MC


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TRUCK DRIVER GRAVEL TRAIN MacKenzie Companies seeks an experienced gravel train driver. Candidates must have valid CDL, an excellent driving record & prior gravel train experience. Please complete application in person, or send resume to: ATTN HR Department MacKenzie Companies 4248 W. Saginaw, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Garage Sales Lansing 3355 WILLIAMSTON RD., LESLIE (S of Cath Church Rd), SAT - 7/24 - 9-4 Family Sale! Cannondale tourbike; some antique furniture; glassware; poultry rangefeeder; snowblowers; gocart; & more! 529 LINCOLN AVE. July 2325, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Furniture, baby articles, dolls, music box, & lots of other stuff. Also, sale at 1879 LAXTON on July 29-31.

FRI. 7/23, Sat. 7/24, 9-4. 7552 Delta Commerce Dr., Westbury Lake Apts. N. of Saginaw off Canal. Glass top tables, black computer table, dishes, glassware, Fondue Lazy Susan, more. All like new! 977-0712.

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PORTLAND - HUGE MULTI FAMILY SALE, 12041 Charlotte Hwy., July 23 & 24, 85p.m. Compound bow, guns, 25 cf chest freezer, golf clubs. Dinnerware for 12. Furniture and lots more!


Great Business Opportunity. Make $$$$ Selling Newspapers. Call 517-377-1203 please leave your name and phone number. Ideal for retired individuals and others. Must be 18+.

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$14.25 base-appt., flex. sched, conditions apply, all ages 17+ 517-333-1700 HEAT & AIR JOBS - Ready to work? 3wk accelerated TRAINING program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications, Job placement assist. 1-877-994-9904

NOW HIRING. A few select local people for part time work. Stay at home Moms, Dads, Retirees, Business Owners & others. Earn month after month commission income on same customers. Supplement your income in the fast growing Natural Gas Industry. Make money for years to come. Michigan Utility Services. Call 269.275. 1902 for details and call back.

Newspaper Motor Route Delivery Earn Extra $$$ Dewitt $1,300/month The Lansing State Journal is now accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the Bath/ area. Delivery times are approximately 1 to 3 hours per morning between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. seven days a week. This is an excellent opportunity for a supplementary income. You must live in the Dewitt/Bath area, have a valid driver’s license, and a dependable/ insured vehicle with a back-up vehicle. If you are interested, please contact Dustin Spenski by phone at 517-377-1033 or by e-mail at

The Lansing State Journal is now accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the St Johns area. Delivery times are approximately 1 to 3 hours per morning between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. seven days a week. This is an excellent opportunity for a supplementary income. You must live in the St. Johns/ Fowler area, have a valid driver’s license, and a dependable/ insured vehicle with a back-up vehicle. If you are interested, please contact Dustin Spenski by phone at 517-377-1033 or by e-mail at dspenski

Skilled Trades ROTO-ROOTER IS LOOKING for a LICENSED in MICHIGAN Master Plumber. Contact Kathy Collins at 419476-8648. MC

Elderly Care Assistance MARKETING/SOCIAL SERVICES MANAGER Senior independent living community seeks Marketing/Social Services Manager with the skill to serve residents after the sale. Apply at Great Lakes Christian Homes, Inc., 2050 S. Washington Rd., Holt, MI 48842


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W I L L I A M S T O N / P E R R Y CHARLOTTE 1088 N. Stine. Yard Sale July 23-24, 9-5. AREA- 4470 HASLETT Rd., Lots of fishing equip. & (1.5 mi. E. of M52) July 22, household items. 23 & 24, 9-5p.m. Furn., kids Lots of bargains! items, John Deere riding mower and much more. Something for everyone. COLLECTORS DREAM Dishes, vases, serving dishes & figurines plus much more. Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. No Pre-Sales. 13013 Turner Rd., DeWitt, SE corner of Turner & 1074 LONE OAK DR., MAHerbison. SON. Fri July 23rd 8am 6pm. DJ Sound System, furniture, toys, desk DELTA TWP.- 437 S. Stoll hutch, great Women’s Rd., July 22, 23 & 24, 9shoes and plus sz clothing, 4p.m. Car trailer, clothlarge storage racks on ing, books, toys, VW wheels. 127 to Kipp Rd. W snow tires + lots more. on Kipp, S on Jewett, W on Tomlinson S on Lone Oak. DELTA TWP. Fri-Sat, July 632 IRVING STREET, 23-24, 8-5pm. Lamps, 2 WILLIAMSTON. Fr/Sa July large (4’x5’) wall mirrors, 23/24 8AM-NOON. AntiBoyd Bear collectibles in ques, books, kitchen, toys, original box’s, waterclothes, drum kit, treadmill globes, lawn furn., garden and more! Grand River-N items, kitchen & houseon Putnam to East Church. hold items, books, TV’s, Rgt on East Church to Irvmovies & much more! 139 ing. Richard Ave. (between Michigan & Saginaw) 930-E MONTEVIDEO, SAT. Rain dates are July 30-31. July 24, 10-4. 16 years worth of boy’s clothes, DELTA TWP.-MULTI FAMILY shoes, toys, games, books, SALE, 401 S. Dibble, July videos - all like new. 21st to July 25th, 9-6p.m. Household items & 1000’s Teen to adult name brand of scrapbook papers & clothing and more!! stickers. Verndale subdivision at St. Joe & Creyts. HOLT-MULTI FAMILY SALE 3789 Wachtel Dr., July 23 & Email the Lansing Community 24, 9-? Furniture, LOTS of Newspapers 24/7 at: sewing items. Kid’s stuff, clothing and more!

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Garage Sales Suburb GARAGE/MOVING SALE H ousehold items. Furniture, computer w/stand. Shop equip., milling machine, lathe, saws & tooling. Dog kennel & much much more. July 22, 23, 94; July 24, 9-noon. 4554 S. Williams, St. Johns. GRAND LEDGE- 12855 Chippewa Dr., July 23 & 24, 95p.m. Women’s 1x clothing, fashion jewelry, some furniture & old glassware/dishes, household items and more!!!

GRAND LEDGE- HUGE 4 Family Sale. 431 E. Jefferson. Thurs., 7/22-Sat. 7/24, 9-5pm. Antiques, furniture, tools, CDs, movies, books. Kid/adult clothes, toys, video games, household, bikes, jewelry and more!

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HUGE GARAGE SALE PORTLAND WILLIAMSTON-MULTI FAM325 Charlotte, Fri. July 23, Don’t miss LOTS and LOTS ILY SALE, Me adowdale 9-5. Sat., July 24, 9-2. Tools, of toys many new still in Drive, off of Mitchell, just household, toys, antiques, boxes and adult and kids N. of High School. July 23 & collectibles, and much clothes. Other various 24, 9-5p.m. Bunk beds, more. No early sales. household items. Men’s hockey skates, desks, and kids golf clubs. Fri July aquarium, toys, children’s 23, Sat 24 9am-4pm, Sun PORTLAND GARAGE SALE picnic table & more. July 25 10am-2pm. 1720 Something for everyone! 7929 Friend Rd. Thurs. -Fri. Ives Rd Mason, south off July 22-23, 9-5; Sat. July 24, Dexter Trail and north of 9-1. Household items, Barns Rd. dishes, glassware, cloth- WOODLAND, MI. 161 W. BROADWAY. July 23-24, ing, & much more. 8-5:30. Women & mens LARGE YARD SALE Name clothing, games, books, brand childrens clothing, RETIRED KINDERGARTEN & hot tub. toys, bikes, hundreds of TEACHER with many books, furniture & more. 9 school items. Children & a.m.-4 p.m. July 22-24. 234 womens clothing & much Smith, Portland. more. July 23-24, 9-5. 13875 Lapham Dr., Bath. MASON- RETIRED TEACHERS SALE, 712 S. ST. JOHNS - 102 W. Park St., McRoberts, July 22 & 23, 9July 23, 9-3p.m. All pro5p.m. School supplies, ceeds to benefit RAVE. LESLIE 525 SOUTH books, dog crate, houseToys, clothing, books, Main St. SAT 24th & hold items and other great household items and much SUN 25th, 9-5pm. stuff!!! more!

MULTI FAMILY SALE 329 ST JOHNS MULTI-FAMILY HUGE 3 GENERATION SALE. Church St., Portland. July SALE, Win-Mil Farms, USClothes, jeans, furn., 22, 23 & 24, 8-3. Books, 27. July 23, 9-6 & 24, 9-noon household, tarps, straps, household, clothes. (or later) CLOTHING: bedding, lots of great (name brands, clean) boy finds! 9300 Bath Rd., NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE & girl sizes 3-14; women’s Laingsburg. (E. of WoodSALE July 22-24, 9 a.m.-4 work & casual jrs, misses, bury Rd.) July 23-24-25, 8p.m. Hidden Lakes Estates, S-L; special occasion 5. Shaftsburg. Bus. 69 to Old dresses (new Waters & Lansing Rd. to Beard Rd., Waters mother-of-thecorner of Beard & Sandbar PORTLAND 3 FAMILY 7/23, bride dress, size 8) FURNILn. Some open Fri. only. 9-5, 7/24, 9-3. 15085 Cutler TURE: entertainment cen989-277-5421 for questions. Rd., 1 mi. W. of Grange Rd. ter, loveseat ANTIQUES: Clothes, costume jewelry, Coke, etc. OTHERS: crew old books, Anchor clothes ST. JOHNS JULY 22, 23 & 24, cab nerf bar & bed extendwringer patented 1896, er; refurbished washer/ 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Household, crock, old glassware, antidryer; Little Tikes toys; TVs, entertainment center, ques, dog kennel, old dolls, teacher bulletin-board clothes, shoes, & lots Black Panther TV lamp. décor. more. 4177 Paxton Rd.

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Rummage Sales Flea Markets FINAL CALL for vendors. Collectibles, crafts, grandmas garage. Open Market comes to the Lansing Center Oct. 23. Vendor deadline Aug. 31. For information, Contact 517-214-8824 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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MULTI-FAMILY SALE, Fri. July 23, 10-7; Sat. July 24, 9-4. South Lansing Christian Church, 6300 Aurelius Rd.

HUGE YARD SALE 2002 1048 EATON GREEN, July 22, 23, 24 & 25 Marstoga Dr. just E. of (E of Charlotte, off M50) Creyts on Willow Hwy. Sat. MATERNITY CLOTHES, July 24, 7:30-2 p.m. Furnikids’ clothes (esp. girls’ ture, refrigerator, TV, NB-size 6), toys, toddler household & decorating bed, bow, dresser, matchitems, 100s of books, ing tables, much more... womens clothes size 10-12, Priced to Sell! mens clothes like new, accessories, toys, luggage, 28’ extension ladder, & BELLEVUE-LARGE SALE yard tools. 4127 Young Rd. July 23 & 24, 9-5p.m. Window ACs, dishwasher, bikes, yard & MASON-261 COVENTRY garden supplies, games, L A N E , July 22 & 23 8:30toys, books. Table saw, 4:00pm baby items, books, Wagner paint sprayer, clothing and accessories, Makita 7" grinder. Housefurniture, kitchen items, hold items and much more toys, electronics Cedar to Columbia to Coventry Lane MASON - PARKWIDE YARD SALES, 15+ FAMILIES, 1470 Harper Rd. July 23 & 24, 96p.m. & July 25, 9-4p.m. Too much to list! Something for everyone. U STOR IT 3RD ANNUAL YARD SALE Sat. July 24th PERRY-HUGE MULTI FAMI9-5 3625 W. St. Joseph, 1 LY SALE! 5919 Braden Rd., blk E of Waverly. Our ten(btwn. Beardslee & ants are having a yard Shaftsburg Rd.) July 23 & sale. Lots of treasures for 24, 9-5p.m. Horse tack, all! For more info 517-372western saddles, furniture, 7092. home decor, dishes, tools, kids toys. Polaris Scrambler 50-4 wheeler. More!

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3 bdmr/ 2 baths Over 1400 sq. ft. All appliances, W/D, C/A, Holt School District, Pet Friendly. Quiet Location! NO APPLICATION FEES. Financing Available. Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows (888) 262-1683

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FT SALES CONSULTANT Expanding Verizon Wireless/DISH Network retailer is searching for a dynamic FT SALES CONSULTANT in GRAND LEDGE. Generous pay and excellent benefit package.

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DRIVER-AVERAGE 2,400 MILES/WEEK! Local orientation. Up to $.03 performance pay in 1st year. Daily or weekly pay. CDL-A, 6 months recent experience. 8 0 0 - 8 3 2 - 8 3 5 6 . MC JOJADA,LLC, A "DESIGN your own handbag" directsell company is seeking advisors. Flexible hours & Great pay! Contact Dana @ (260) 336-6151 or Find us on Facebook. MC INFORMATION TECHNOLO GY LEARN all areas of IT. Great pay and benefits, $ for school, HS grads ages 17-34. No experience needed. Call 1-800-922-1703, MF 9-3. MC Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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DIMONDALE 2 & 3.5 ACRES 9 mins. from Lansing & 7 mins. from GM Delta Plant. Private, trees, wild life. Land Contract, starting at $39,900. 517-645-7476 or 517-712-1372.


ATTRACTIVE MOBILE HOME Spacious 3 bdrms., 2 baths, lg liv. room & kitchen, 2 porches with lovely view, all updated, excellent cond. In senior Windsor Estate Park, Dimondale, MI. Reduced to $15,950. Call mornings or after 4 p.m. 517-646-8232

1000 ENVELOPES = $5000 Receive $5 for every Envelope Stuffed. Guaranteed! 800-805-4880 MM

NOTICE EDGEWOOD VIL LAGE APTS. East Lansing. Section 8 Wait List. for 1 bed, will reopen effective 7/1/2010. Now accepting applications for 1, 3 & 4 bdrm. waiting lists.

LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER. 4.31 acres located at 15401 W. Herbison Rd., Eagle, MI. Clinton County. Asking $52,000. Call 517-526-0094.


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

ROUND LAKE - LAKE ACCESS. 4 BR, 4 baths, 2,000 sf, zoned business/residential, has separate apt., perfect for daycare or rental. $65,900, all offers considered. 828-226-9998 or 517-290-2250, Mike.

Lansing BY OWNER - Clean 3 bdrm., central air, 1.5 car garage, fenced yard, enclosed porch. $45,900. No Land Contract. Call Elise at: 517927-4467 or go to:, 901 Lenore Ave., for more details.

Mason HANDYMAN SPECIAL- 2 story home, on 1.5 lots, in downtown Mason, 1 blk. from courthourse. 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath. New roof & windows. $25,000. 517-694-4448

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BELLEVIEW-2 BDRM., 2 bath on .69 acre agriculture. Dbl. carport, dbl. garage, enclosed front/back porches, vinyl fencing. 16x32 workshop, water purifier system, well, fireplace, dinette, formal din. rm., walk-in pantry, new AC ductwork, 7 ceiling fans, verticals, central vacuum, appliances, close to schools, fire station. $195K. Call: 352-347-3568.

Manufactured Homes 1996 DOUBLE WIDE 4 bdrms., 2 baths, lg family room, double car garage, many extras. Must see. Sycamore Village, Mason. $40,000/obo. 517-676-6279. CHARLOTTE AREA- (2) DBL. WIDES. Each 3 bdrm., 2 bath on seperate lots. Possible room for horses. Land contract available. 616-754-3044

Mobile Homes For Sale DOUBLE WIDE Excellent cond. 3 or 4 bdrm, 2 baths, cathedral ceiling, living room, dining room, kitchen, appliances included, deck & storage shed. Located in Holt, 1 owner, now $25,000. 517-647-4690 HOLT 2 bdrm., $1,500. Little work needed. Financing available. 866-694-0821.

REDUCED PRICE. M U S T SELL, MUST SELL. Skyline ’79, 14’x70’. 3 bdrm. Must be park approved. Well kept up. 855 W. Jefferson, Lot 59, Grand Ledge. $4,000/obo. Come see & make offer. 517-627-7736.

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EASTLAWN MEMORIAL EAST LANSING CONDO Garden, 2 spaces in the all new dining rm, LR, Garden of Prayer. Both for bdrm., kitch. $43,200 or $1,500. Todays cost, make offer. SEV $62,200. $4,000. 727-784-2790. If interested please call 1517-337-0683.

Waterfront Homes LAKE ODESSA LAKEFRONT OPEN HOUSE, Sat. 1 – 3 pm. 1520 Virginia St. PRICE REDUCED. 3 BR, 2 bath. Completely renovated. $229,900. 517-204-2081. LAKE ODESSA LAKEFRONT OPEN HOUSE, Sat. 1 – 3 pm. 1520 Virginia St. PRICE REDUCED. 3 BR, 2 bath. Completely renovated. $229,900. 517-204-2081.

Investment Property LANSING-16 UNIT All individual utilities. $350,000. Call 517-388-0584 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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ATTENTION FARMERS 75+ acres of excellent farmland. Friegel Rd., Owosso. Priced at $3,100 per acre. ALSO Buildig parcels available. 517-449-0461

* cond. apply; financed amt. $20,937\ 12.5% int. 15 yr. term includes disc. site rent of $329. Expires 7-31-10 EHO

OPEN HOUSE 7/25, 1-4 PM 876 NORWAY DR., Fowler. Built in 1995 3 bdrms., move-in condition. Price reduced. 989-593-3474

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Apartments For Rent ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900 ** AFFORDABLE ** Rent from $470 Great Location near I-96 Huge Walk-In Closets Laundry Rooms, Pool (517)394-0550 HOLT: 1 BEDROOM , $450 + deposit. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. Coin laundry. 1960 Aurelius Road. Busline. Applications. up front. ** 586-292-3681 **

$100 moves you in! 1 or 2 bdrms Apts. Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply

ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. St Johns, 989-224-8919. EHO

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

Apartments Suburbs $444 OFF A 12-MO. LEASE! Forest View Apts in Haslett *Immediate Occupancy *Cozy 1 bdrm Apts. $560 *PET WELCOME *Single level bldg w/private entries *Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room *Vaulted ceiling in living room *Storage access * Lovely wooded setting *Close to everything Call today for info and tour! 517-349-2250 Conditions apply. EATON RAPIDS 1 bdrm apt., $550, utilities, cable & trash included. Idea for single occupant. 517-9300627. GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $750$800. 517-349-8000 or 517-282-9669

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MASON 2000 SF 3 bdrm., DEWITT duplex. $700+ util- 1090 MEADOWLAWN, Dewities. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, cent. downstairs apt. Fireplace, itt Twp, 2 bdrm. $550/ mo+ air, washer dryer hookups, deck, basement. $850 + dep, sewer incl. No pets. deck, fin. bsmt., wet bar, utilities. 694-1755 days, Sec 8 ok. 517-487-0825 garage, fresh paint & new 676-9178 wkends. Cell 505carpet. Call Mark or Cheryl 600 N. MLK - 3 bdrm., 5875. 517-669-1738 w/balcony off master bdrm., 2 bath. Full bsmnt. MASON new carpet & vinyl EAST LANSING 1713 2 bdrm. fireplace, centhroughout, gas fireplace, Greencrest, 3 bdrm., 1.5 tral air, washer/ dryer. w/W/D hookup. Includes bath, Appliances Included. $750-$840. appliances. Fenced yard. full bsmt, no smoking, no 517-349-8000/ $750+_ utils. 517-332-9255 pets. Very clean. $875+ 517-282-9669 utilities, Section 8 wel710 N. MLK across from come. 517-930-1575. Hosp., 3 bdrm., 2 bath, $650/mo. + util. 1104 OKEMOS, 2056 HAMILTON EAST LANSING DUPLEX CAMP ST., 2 bdrm., wood Rd., nice quiet. Near Meri1647 Greencrest, 3 flrs., $550/mo. ALSO 2 dian Mall behind Meijers, bdrm., 1.5 bath. 1200 bdrm. apt. on busline, $500 near bus, new carpet. 1 sq. ft. $895+ util. Sec. 8 incl util. ROOMS w/pvt. bdrm., $300+ util., 1 mo. ok. Available now! 517bath, $350. 517-484-5619 sec. dep. includes trash. 402-1499 No pets. ALSO S. Lansing, near Meijer & K-Mart. 708 AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 Armstrong, $575, sec. 8 ok, bdrms, Section 8 OK. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, fenced EAST LANSING- QUIET Pets OK. Move in speyard. 517-410-7257 area. 871 Beechlawn, 2 cial! Flexible terms bdrm. AC, attached available. $395-$1095. garage, private fenced PORTLAND APTS 517-651-1374 backyard. 248-651-4791. has spacious airconditioned 2 bdrm apt homes ready for immedi- MASON-LESLIE AREA 3010 ate occupancy. Move in toCHARLOTTE Annis Rd. Beautiful counday for $299. Call 517-6474968 Wheaton Rd., try setting, 2 story + full 4910 to tour your new 4 bdrm., 1.5 bath 2 story bsmt. 3 bdrms., 1 1/2 home! 2000+ sq. ft. farmhouse. baths, kitchen, deck off Full bsmnt., fuel oil heat. dining area, liv. rm., att. WILLIAMSTON 760 E Church 517-622-6059 garage, W/D hookup, St. apt. $575/mo. + elecor appli. furn., $825 sec. dep. tric. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, rewww.sundancefamilyhomecenter. $825 mo. + utils. Credit cently refurbished. Call com check. No pets, no smok517-285-0575 ing. 517-589-8362.

WILLIAMSTON - UPPER apt. for rent. House in country. Waverly Area GREAT 1 BDRMS available! 3 bdrm./2 bath upper, normally rents for Duplexes Incl. all util. & satellite. $550/mo. Special pricing 2-3 bdrm. Starting at Call: 810-923-1062 at $475/mo. plus electric $650. Close to shopping. (around $30/mo.) A/C in Pet Friendly. Call for LCC/COOLEY LAW NEARapts. Open floor plan. details (517)272.1000 or 2 bdrm apt. All util. incl. Laundry facilities on site!! visit W/D Incl. Sec. 8 ok. Pet friendly, dog run on $550/mo. Jim 517-719-8163 site. Country setting. Call Cyndi at 517-285-8343 for HOUSING WEBBERVILLE-2 BDRM., details! DISCRIMINATION? LCC NEAR - 1 bdrm availaAC, appliances, carpet, Call The Fair Housing ble. Rent $550, $550 sec. blinds, laundry, garage. Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. GREAT APT, GREAT PRICE. + application fee. UtilitNo dogs. Summer special: 2 bdrm., near Willow & ies included. No pets. $599/mo. ALSO 2 bdrm. MASON- 2 BDRM., 2 bath, Waverly. Free heat, free Call 517-675-5143, leave duplex, 2 car garage, central air, gas log firewater. 517-303-6680 message. $740/mo. 517-521-3242 or place, vaulted ceilings, 810-923-0910. countryside view. HASLETT - 5705 Potter, Washer/dryer in unit. near lake. Large 2 bdrm. Small dog or cats permit1.5 bath, fireplace, central ted, no smoking. $675+ air. Utility room with utilities. Available Aug 1. washer/dryer hookup. No 616-550-7786 pets, $595/mo. incl. water. 1424 JEROME Call 517-372-8000 or 517- WATER VIEW PLACE – exec 1021 MAYCROFT 1 bedroom, hardwood Greatl 349-8345 floors, back porch/deck, deal! Cozy warm home, condos for rent. 2 & 3 great neighborhood, $500 quiet neighborhood, $980 bdrm, 1500-2200 sf, 3 levper month + dep, includes mo. 3 bdrms, 2BA, finishels w/lots of storage, utilities. No Dogs, Call 517ed basement, huge yard, HASLETT-GREAT VALUE attchd. garage. On river in 482-3000 M-F 8a - 4p. washer/dryer in unit, air Lg. 2 bdrm., From $480. dwntn DeWitt next to park cond. (517)214-1369. "0" Deposit! and walking trails. Incl. 517-337-1133 free wireless internet, canoe use, dry-cleaning up and much more. Please call Tim at: 517-282-0500

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4823 SOUTH PENNSYLVA NIA NEAR JOLLY, s p a cious 2 bdrm. $495 + dep. includes heat & water. References. 517-3395330, 517-420-1514 AIRPORT NEAR, CLEAN 1 bdrm, includes utilities. $500. 517-488-1645 AUTO OWNERS/WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bdrms, from $495, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153 BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512. CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964. COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: 1 bedroom Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300 DELUXE APT. RENT starts $550 util incl. Also person to care for apartments at reduced rent 482-8196 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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HOLT IMMEDIATE AVAIL ABILITY. spacious 2 bdrm apt. New carpet just installed, zero application to approved renter, free heat, free water. No pets. $610 mo. + sec. 517-927-5776.

HOLT - Pristine, comfortable, quiet. Secure 1bed apt. in pleasant neighborhood. ALL UTIL. PD., except elec. $525.

Sorry, no pets. 517-420-7910 or 517-663-7590

CHARLOTTE Lg 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, large kitchen, .den, garage, quiet neighborhood, good schools, $925/mo. Call 517202-5754 E. LANSING: TOWAR GARDENS, 3 bdrm ranch, deck, W/D, air, pets, $800/mo. + dep. 285-3867 or 887-9192 GRAND LEDGE 1 bdrm., on the river, patio deck, furnished, washer & dryer, 10 mo. lease. Call 602-3009672.

HOMES FOR RENT Lansing - 2 or 3 BR; 1.5 Bath, basement, garage, 1000-1200 sq ft. $750-800/mo (517) 482-8771 LANSING SOUTH-5824 Haag Rd. Rent to own, 3 bdrm., hardwood floors, remodeled bathroom. freshly painted. $700+ dep. 517-749-2482.

Duplex Suburbs LUXURY DUPLEX OKEMOS 3 bdrm. 3 bath, 8 rooms, large kitchen, fireplace & more! $1,300. 517-230-2929

Duplexes Townhomes BLUE WATER VILLAGE Dimondale, near GM Delta plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 baths, starting at $800. Water & trash incl. all appliances, bsmt., pets welcome. Call 517-749-1714 or 517-372-6250

H O L T : 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath KINGSTON PLACE Townhome, partially finSENIOR APARTMENTS ished bsmt, laundry hookCarefree living for adults up, deck, air, Incl. snow, 55 and up in “charming" sewer, water, trash, lawn. downtown Eaton Rapids. 1 Newer paint, carpet & apand 2 bdrm. apts. available pliances. Cat or Toy dog starting at $377/mo. Inok. $730. 517-853-6307. unit washers & dryers, carports, community and entertainment rooms and much more. Call Christina at 517-663-1900. Pets welcome. 2 BDRM W/BASEMENT, W/D hookup, near Ingham KIWANIS VILLAGE, AN Medical, $480 + utilities. elderly community (elderly Call 517-281-1236. is defined as 62 years of age or disabled of any age) located in Mason, MI 5826 ORCHARD CT. Clean 3 bdrm, 1½ bath, full baseis currently accepting apment with W/D hookup. plications for 1 Bedroom, 2 New carpet, appliances. Bedrooms Apartments. Fenced backyard, private Units of barrier free design deck. Central air. $800 + may also be available. utils. 517-332-9255. Rent is based on income. For affordable housing call (517) 676-6890. This insti- DELTA TWP. 2832 SKYWAY tution is an Equal OpportuLN. Country setting large 2 nity Provider. Equal Housbdrm duplex apt. $700 mo. ing Opportunity. TDD # includes heat, water & (800) 649-3777. sewage. Call 517-332-5510.

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PORTLAND- 3 bdrm., 1 bath ranch. 2 1/2 car garage, full bsmt., appliances, C/A, smoke free. No pets. Quiet subdivision. Near I96. $800 per mo., $700 sec. dep. Immediate occupancy. 517647-2242 or 517-505-2667. WILLIAMSTON 301 Lisa Lane. $750/mo. + utilities. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 1100 sq.ft., 2 car garage, no bsmt. Call 517-285-0575

CANADIAN FISHING CABDOWNTOWN AREA INS for RENT. Walleyes, furnished room, all utiljumbo perch, big ities paid, no deposit, northerns. Call Hugh or $75 per wk. 517-372Doris toll free 800-426-2550 LAKE HOME FOR RENT Effi6250 or 517-894-1281. for free brochure. Or look ciency cabin on lake (600 at our website sq feet), perfect for 1-2 12’ MIRROCRAFT ALUM. 9.9 people. Lakefront, safe MM Evinrude, trailer, extras, community, beautiful excellent cond. $1250. Call sunsets, dock for boat, 517-803-9558. WALK TO WORK or School! swimming, fishing. 1 bed816 W. Genesee, near room. 30 minutes south of d o w n t o w n . Lansing. $750/mo. plus DIMONDALE: FEMALE TO 1988 25’ CREST PONTOON rent room in beautiful Remodeled/registered, 3 lease. Call 517-231-5475. BOAT with Force 35 hp mohome. $400 mo., all utilitbdrm., 2 full baths, lg. 3rd tor, on trailer, dual tanks, GRAND LEDGE: 2 bdrms., ies paid. Free cable & infloor, all appliances incl. radio & 4 new life vests. $510+ util. + $510 sec. ternet. Please call Jill at WD. Parking. $950/mo. Call $5000/obo. 517-371-1252. dep. No pets. 517-646-5926. Kathy: 517-410-6974. Call 517-627-8983, or 517-896-3285. OUTBOARD MOTORSDOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, U S E D 2 through 25HP, WILLIAMSTON COMfurnished, close to LCC some longshaft, some P L E T E L Y remodeled, 3 and Cooley. $335 per elec. start, 2 line presbdrm., 2 bath ranch. Half month utilities incl. sure tanks, 517-663-0576 of bsmt completely fin., 517-749-3890 nice yard, rear deck. Incl. Selling an item appliances. Carport. Close HOUGHTON LAKE Clean 2 SEE SOURCEADS.COM Email the Lansing Community Email the Lansing Community to I-96. No pets. $995 + bdrm cottages, excellent OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE Newspapers 24/7 at: Newspapers 24/7 at: util. & dep. 517-655-3680 swimming, boat. A u g 877-475-SELL Sept. $375wk. 989-422-4896 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

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RED 2004 Honda CRF 70 Dirtbike, good starter bike for a 9-11 year old. Excellent condition. $750.00 or best (517)930-1181

2003 JAYCO KIWI 23’ travel trailer, front & rear pull down tent bunks, loaded, air. $9500. 517-420-4962.


’93 SUNLITE Truck camper A/C, heat, stove, bath, 3 way fridge, loaded, exc. cond. $3500. 517-803-9558.

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CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp Coast to Coast USA/Canada $10/night (full hook-up). (Paid $1,595) Must Sell $595, 614-761-9257.

WINDS OF CHANGE Tree Service. Mark Beutler Lic. & Ins. Free Estimates 517-214-0364, 517-672-0785

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TO ALL DEFENDANTS TAKE NOTICE: A Judgment to Quiet Title was entered on June 23, 2010 against Defendants in the matter titled Trustee of the Shirley A Wilbur Revocable Living Trust v. The Estate of Grace I. Taylor, Deceased; THe Estate of Henry Taylor, Deceased; The Estate of Ellen Taylor, Deceased; the Estate of Audie M. Taylor Hoffmeyer, Deceased; The Estate of James A Taylor, Deceased; The Estate of Nedra Bristol, Deceased; The Estate of Irwin I Bristol, Deceased; Anyone Claiming Under the Estate of Grace I Taylor, Deceased, The Estate of Henry Taylor, Deceased, the Estate of Ellen Taylor, Deceased, The Estate of Audie M Taylor Hoffmeyer, Deceased, The Estate of James A Taylor, Deceased, The Estate of Nedra Bristol, Deceased and the Estate of Irwin I. Bristol, Deceased; Gene Hoffmeyer, an individual; and Anyone claiming an ownership in the property commonly known as 405 Paris Avenue, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan 48910, filed in Ingham County Circuit Court, bearing File No. 1040-CH The real property that is the subject of the above action is commonly known as 405 Paris Avenue, Lansing, M I48910, and legally described as: Lot(s) 62 MAPLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 5 of Plats, Page 10. Judgment to Quiet Title has been entered and will be final unless a motion is filed within 21 days after entry of the Judgment to Quiet Title. You must contact the Ingham County Ingham County Circuit Court located at 313 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 489332046, Phone 517-483-6500 immediately.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the August 3, 2010 Primary Election has been scheduled for Wednesday July 28, 2010 at 2:00pm at the Meridian Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864-1198. The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer program used to record and count the votes cast at the election meets the requirements of law.



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3:00 P.M. July 20, 2010 Assessing Office, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI (517) 853-4400

The July Board of Review will meet for the purpose of correcting clerical errors and mutual mistakes of fact. MARY M. G. HELMBRECHT, CMC TOWNSHIP CLERK TC-838112

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Antique-Classic Cars CHEVY, DELUXE COUPE ’40 Street rod, excellent driver. Excellent condition.

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Buick LESABRE LIMITED 2002 $7,200 6 cyl, Lthr, 97678mi., Beige, remote start 517-676-7784 2006 RENDEVOUS CX 13,700 Only 48K mi., 3rd seat, 6 way power drivers seat. Excellent condition 927-9901 622-1020


FOCUS SE 2009 $12,999/OBO Only 15K mi, Gray, great mpg, clean, 1 owner 517-709-2044 PROBE GT 1993 $2,100 6 cyl, Premium Sound, Lthr, 107k mi., Red 517-303-9804 FORD ECONOLINE CONV VAN ’95 $3200 80k mi., Braun lift, inside immaculate. Good condition 517-372-1754 FOCUS SE 2009 $12,499 4 cyl, ps, pb, cruise, 12,560mi., Silver. 517-202-3336 FORD 2005 FREESTYLE SE $8800/OBO Blue, 89K mi., 3rd row, clean in & out, cold air 517-712-2903 (Haslett)


1500 1987 $1750 8cyl, 4WD, ps, Tow Pkg, AM/FM Cass. 158Kmi,Brown 517-663-1445 CORVETTE 1981 $7500 Dark blue, glass t-tops, 350 4 spd, runs good Nice looking car 517-323-9494 CORVETTE COUPE 1977 $7995 Blue Pearl, Gray Lthr Int., auto 350 V-8 517-784-2769 517-784-2769 CORVETTE 1993 $9800 white, black int., remov. glasstop, auto, new tires Excellent condition 517-881-1533


SONOMA 2002 $4,400 4 cyl, 5 speed, Driver Airbag, 95705mi., Yellow 517-290-0780

Jeep-Eagle CHEROKEE CLASSIC 4WD 2000 6 cyl, 120,000mi. Very Good condition.

$3,795 517-775-3043

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MONTEGO 2007 $12,900 6 cyl, Lthr, 40600mi., FWD, Burgundy, Clean 517-655-1229

CONCORDE LX 2003 $4200 Black, exc. body, carfax report, 94600 miles 517-541-2447 ’97 LHS $900 New brakes/tires, frt light/side damage, runs good Good condition 517-525-1057

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

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SILHOUETTE MINI VAN, 1997 $1500/BEST Rebuilt transmission, new tires. Runs excellent Good condition. 517-668-6293 EIGHTY EIGHT LS 1996 $4650/OBO 42K orig. mi., 3800 motor, 24-30 mpg, loaded w/lthr Excellent transportation 517-505-1833

Pontiac GRAND PRIX GTP 2003 $8500/OBO Supercharged, heads up display, many aftermarket items. 517-627-8634 or 517-648-7658 BONNEVILLE 2000 $5200 Only 84K mi., well kept, very clean, all pwr, nonsmoker 517-898-9217

Saturn ION 3 2006 $7,800 Storm Grey, 4 cyl, 62524mi., New hardware added 517-316-6911 SL2, 2001 $4,800 Only 71K mi., Well maintained, clean, auto. Good condition. 517-898-9217

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET BLAZER LT 2001 $5,495 4.3 Liter V6, New transmission, 142K mi., Blue 517-347-7054

Subaru FORESTER 2.5 X 2007 $15,750 CD,70k hwy, Silver, tint wdws, sunroof, nice 517-242-6978

Toyota xB 2008 $14,250 4 cyl, full Airbags, 27700mi., Blue, CD/IPOD pl 517-381-0859

Trucks FORD RANGER XLT SUPERCAB 2004 $9,250 One owner, 47K mi, 5 spd trans, 2WD, lots of extras! 517-588-8502 GMC ’02 SIERRA 2500 $11,000 6.0, cruise, tilt, pwr, air, Tow pkg. Excellent cond. 517-803-9558

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

Automobiles Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED We will pay top dollar for any unwanted vehicle. Free fast pickup. 517-487-8600.

Junk Cars Wanted TOP $$ FOR JUNK VEHICLES. 7 days.

$50-$500 269-420-2676

AUTOS WANTED Running or not! Same day, free pick up. 517-819-1817 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 PAYING TOP $ For junk cars, trucks or vans. Clean yard = happy wife. 517-543-0825, 269-832-9780 BUYING JUNK CARS & TRUCKS. Also misc. metal. $200-$800. 7 days a week.

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Please take notice that Meridian Charter Township will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. For the purpose of nominating candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties for partisan offices: GOVERNOR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS STATE SENATOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS And for the purpose of electing: DELEGATES TO THE COUNTY CONVENTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES Also to vote on the following nonpartisan offices: JUDGE OF 30TH CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE OF 55TH DISTRICT COURT Also to vote on the following proposals: COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED MILLAGE QUESTION CAPITAL AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (CATA) MILLAGE PROPOSITION OTHER CAPITAL AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY RENEWAL To view the ballot, contact the Meridian Township Clerk, 5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos, MI 48864, 517-853-4300 or log onto the township website at or Write-in candidates must file a Declaration of Intent on or before 4 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2010. THE POLLS OF ELECTION WILL OPEN AT 7:00A.M. AND CLOSE AT 8:00P.M. THE VOTING PLACES ARE AS FOLLOWS: PCT 1 St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5589 Van Atta Rd., Haslett, MI 48840 PCT 2 Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett, MI 48840 PCT 3 Haslett High School, 5450 Marsh Rd., Haslett, MI 48840 PCT 4 Murphy Elementary School, 1875 Lake Lansing Rd., Haslett, MI 48840 PCT 5 Haslett Community Church, 1427 Haslett Rd., Haslett, MI 48840 PCT 6 Meridian Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 7 Kinawa Middle School, 1900 Kinawa Dr., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 8 Cornell School, 4371 Cornell Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 9 Edgewood School, 1826 Osage Dr., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 10 Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Ct., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 11 University Baptist Church, 4608 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 PCT 12 Wardcliff School, 5150 Wardcliff Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823 PCT 13 Central School, 4406 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 14 Hiawatha School, 1900 Jolly Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 15 Meridian Senior Ctr., 4000 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 16 Meridian Senior Ctr., 4000 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 17 Bennett Woods School, 2650 Bennett Rd., Okemos, MI 48864 PCT 18 Snell Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823 PCT 19 United Church of Christ MI Conference, 5945 Park Lake Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 PCT 20 Lansing Korean United Methodist Church, 2400 Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 All polling place locations are accessible and voting instructions are available in alternative formats of audio and Braille. All electors who are registered with the city or township clerk of the city or township in which they reside are eligible to vote at this election. Registered electors may apply for an absentee ballot with the city or township clerk where they are registered.


The City of East Lansing in the Counties of Clinton and Ingham NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE REVISED BROWNFIELD PLAN AMENDMENT #4 OF THE BROWNFIELD PLAN FOR THE CITY OF EAST LANSING PURSUANT TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACT 381, 1996, AS AMENDED, OF THE PUBLIC ACTS OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN. Please take notice that a Public Hearing shall be held before the Council of the City of East Lansing on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm in City Hall, 54-B District Court, Courtroom 2, East Lansing, MI 48823 on the adoption of the Revised Brownfield Plan Amendment #4 for the City of East Lansing, within which the Authority shall exercise its powers, all pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, being Act 381 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1996, as amended. The description of the proposed brownfield is: Land situated in the City of East Lansing, County of Ingham, State of Michigan, described as follows: PARCEL A: Beginning at a point 11 feet more or less Northerly of the Northeast corner of that part of Lot 1 of Oakwood Subdivision as recorded in Liber 2 of Plats, Page 33, Ingham County Records, lying East of a line commencing 116 feet Southeasterly from the Southwest corner on said South line of Lot 1 and running Due North To the Northerly line of said Lot 1, except the Easterly 28.69 feet in width thereof; thence South parallel with said East line to the South line of said Lot 1 and the Northerly right of way of Grand River Avenue; thence Northwesterly 167.42 feet along said Northerly right of way line; thence Northeasterly perpendicular to said Northerly line 140 feet more or less; thence Southeasterly 41 feet more or less; thence 90 feet more or less along a curve to the left having a radius of 700 feet more or less; thence Southeasterly 36 feet more or less to the point of beginning; said parcel being part of Lots 1 and 83, and part of Valley Court and Oak Hill Avenue of said Oakwood Subdivision. PARCEL B: Commencing at a point 11 feet Northerly of the Northeast corner of that part of Lot 1 of Oakwood Subdivision as recorded in Liber 2 of Plats, Page 33, Ingham County Records, lying East of a line commencing 116 feet Southeasterly from the Southwest corner on said South line of Lot 1 and running Due North To the Northerly line of said Lot 1, except the Easterly 28.69 feet in width thereof; thence South parallel with said East line to the South line of said Lot 1 and the Northerly right of way of Grand River Avenue; thence Northwesterly 167.42 feet along said Northerly right of way line to the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing along said Northerly line to the Southwest corner of Lot 1 of College Heights Subdivision as recorded in Liber 3 of Plats, Page 13, Ingham County Records; thence Northerly along the West line of said Lot 1 a distance of 90 feet; thence Easterly 128 feet to a point on the East line of said Lot 1 that is 125 feet Northerly of the Southeast corner of said Lot 1; thence Northerly along said East line 29 feet more or less; thence Easterly 80 feet more or less to a point perpendicular to the Northerly right of way line of Grand River Avenue at the point of beginning; thence Southwesterly 140 feet more or less to the point of beginning; except the West 3.5 feet thereof; said parcel being a part of Lot 1 of said College Heights Subdivision and a part of Lot 83 and a part of Valley Court and Oak Hill Avenue of said Oakwood Subdivision. ALSO, beginning at a point in the West line of Lot 1 of College Heights, East Lansing, Michigan, ninety feet from the Southwest corner of said Lot, thence running Northerly along said West line one hundred and sixty feet, thence Easterly to the East line of said Lot 1 at a point two hundred and eighty five feet from the Southeast corner, thence South along East line one hundred and sixty feet to a point one hundred and twenty five feet from the Southeast corner, thence Westerly to the beginning, except a strip of land three and one half feet wide along the line of Oakhill Avenue conveyed to the City of East Lansing for Street purposes. The property consists of land and there is no personal property included. The description of the property along with any maps and a copy of the Revised Brownfield Plan Amendment #4 and associated Work Plan are available for public inspection in the Department of Planning and Community Development, City of East Lansing, 517-319-6930. Please note that all aspects of the Brownfield Plan are open for discussion at the public hearing, at which all interested persons will be provided an opportunity to be heard and written communication will be received and considered. The City of East Lansing will provide reasonable accommodations, such as interpreters for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at this meeting, upon notice to the City of East Lansing prior to the meeting. Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations or services should write or call the City Managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, 410 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823, 517-319-6920, TDD 1-800-649-3777.


Nicole Evans City Clerk TC-841317


July 18, 2010

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