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September 26, 2010

Meridian’s Heritage Festival is time travel By DAWN PARKER

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MERIDIAN TWP. — When fall arrives, some people begin looking ahead to the holidays. For those in charge of the annual Meridian Heritage Festival, it’s time to look back. The 11th annual festival, which celebrates Meridian Township’s 150-plus year history, will take place on the grounds of the Meridian Township Complex and Central Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Putting on the show is a labor love for the Friends of Historic Meridian, Nokomis Learning Center and the Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department. There will be free admission to all the historic buildings and plenty of activities for children and adults. “We will have a day filled with the sights, sounds and smells of history,” said Jane Rose, Executive Director of the Meridian Historical Village located in Central Park. Participants demonstrating 19th century crafts and skills will include beeswax candles and woodcarving.

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There will also be musical entertainment and displays of 1800s history. Michigan State University professor Chris Oberg will return to teach children how to use the atlatl As far back as the ice age, the atlatl was an ancient weapon used to increase the distance and accuracy in throwing spears or darts. “It preceded the bowand-arrow and was one of the earliest mechanical inventions,” Rose said. “What made the atlatl unique was the accuracy of throwing the spear was then based more on skill rather than muscle. That meant both women and children could help the men track down and kill game.”

Music Entertainment will include Irish-Scottish folk singer, Lee Mulder, the Okemos Flute Choir and more. “Lee is a popular draw,” said Rose, “because she

also explains the meaning and significance of the songs she sings. It’s great fun for families.” The Okemos Flute Choir is a small group of students who have performed at the Farmer’s Market and other local events. There will be plenty of activities for children. “We are definitely a familyfriendly event,” Rose said. Most activities will be free, but for a small fee young visitors can purchase a gourd and participate in the painting activity in the schoolhouse. Children may play oldfashioned games like hopscotch or kick-the-can. Farm animals will be there for the petting, including fuzzy sheep, alpaca, goats and rabbits. In return for a small donation, children may ride in a pony cart. The Meridian Garden Club will be on hand with hand-pressed cards for sale.

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One event, the CedarFest riot in 2008, contributed to all categories of crime that year.

Local crime — up, down, sideways By DAWN PARKER

Statistics, as might be expected, are not always what they appear. A report released by the FBI two weeks ago showed a national decline in crime levels. But locally, it’s mixed bag of results. For example, in East Lansing, violent crime declined nearly 15 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 , but property crimes went up five percent. Meridian Township showed similar year-over-year swings in their numbers for

those categories in 2009. Violent crime is measured by he number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults. Property crimes are burglaries, larcenies, vehicle thefts and arsons. Both departments keep their own statistics, which they send to the Michigan State Police. The state police filters out certain information, Meridian Township Chief David Hall said, and sends it on to the Uniform Crime Reporting Division of the FBI. See Crime/page 5

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Harris Nature Center will host bird watching walk Have you ever wondered about the birds around your home or in the local park? Learn to use binoculars, find out simple techniques for identifying common birds and take a bird watching walk with a naturalist at the Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road in Meridian Township, on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. The fee for the program is $3/person. For more information, contact (517) 349-3866 or

Haven House to hold annual meeting Oct. 11

Peace Education Center to march in Washington The Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing will participate in the call to march on Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2 for jobs, justice, and peace. In a Labor Day kick off, the PEC announced it is organizing a bus to go from mid-Michigan to Washington for the “One Nation Working Together” national march. The PEC is inviting local citizens from all backgrounds and beliefs to take the bus to a national rally at the Lincoln Memorial. Mid-Michigan citizens who are interested in going can contact the PEC at (517) 515-5634 or by e-mail to The PEC is asking $50 per rider to defray the transportation costs. Limited scholarship seats will be available for students, unemployed residents, and low or minimum wage workers. The bus will leave from East Lansing at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Bus registration information can also be found at the organization’s Web site,

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Haven House will hold its annual meeting and board meeting at 5 p.m., Oct. 11, at Haven House, 121 Whitehills Dr., East Lansing. All interested community members are invited to attend. For more information, call Angela Mayeaux, executive director, at (517) 337-2731.

Montessori 101 workshop to be held Sept. 28 The Montessori 101 workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Montessori Radmoor School, 2745 Mt. Hope Road, Okemos. This workshop examines the educational philosophies and the roles of education in our society. In addition, the class will discuss Dr. Montessori’s research, the role of the adult, and the partnership between the school and parents. This workshop is open to any parent interested in a Montessori education. Call the school to RSVP or for any additional questions at (517) 351-3655.

Donation to aid recruitment of pediatric surgeons The Sparrow Foundation has received a $15,000 donation from the Lansing Chapter of Credit Unions to benefit the Sparrow Children’s Center. The gift will be used to recruit and retain pediatric surgeons to the mid-Michigan region. The donation came from proceeds from the chapter’s annual summer golf outing. It will be matched one-for-one by the Sparrow Foundation. The gift will be placed in the Pediatric Surgery Endowment. Front row, from left) Keith Lamb, Lake Trust Credit Union; Caroline Van Houten, MSU Federal Credit Union; Diana Romsek, Option 1 Credit Union; Joy Wiseman, Sparrow Foundation; Dr. Stephen Guertin, Medical Director, Sparrow Children’s Center; and Kendra Osborn, Auto Body Credit Union. (Back row, from left) Joyce Banish, MSU FCU; Todd Thelen,LAFCU; Jason Smith, Lansing Postal Community Credit Union; Mike Wall, president, Sparrow Foundation.

sectional competition at Holt High School on Oct. 10 with a chance to advance to the Detroit Lions team championship at Ford Field as part of the Lions game on Dec. 5. Register now for Punt, For more information, contact Greg Grothous, recreation specialist, MePass & Kick competition ridian Township Parks and RecreMeridian Township Parks and ation, at (517) 853-4616 or by e-mail Recreation Department is accept- at ing registrations for the 24th Annual Michigan Punt, Pass & Kick com- Models will help raise funds petition, to be held Sunday, Sept. 26 at Nancy Moore Park from 2-4 for homeless pets Local models will be hitting the p.m. The competition is open to all youngsters between the ages of 6-15 catwalk to help four-legged felines, by Dec. 31, 2010. Divisions for boys canines and other homeless pets. and girls are: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, when Maurices hosts a fashion show 14-15. The winner in each age and on Saturday, Oct. 2 in the Meridian gender division advances to the Mall.

The show starts at 1 p.m., featuring models wearing Maurices’ fall fashions. The goal is to raise support for animal shelters and help increase pet adoptions. People are invited to stop by Maurices to donate pet supplies or monetary gifts, with all support going directly to Animal Resource Network of Lansing. As a thank you, maurices will give supporters a coupon for 20 percent off one regularpriced item.

Okemos Kiwanis will install new officers, directors

The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will hold its weekly dinner meeting at the Brookshire Inn Restaurant and Golf Club in Williamston on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Past Lt. Governor of Kiwanis District 18 Vic Samuelson will install the new club officers and directors for 2010-2011. Officers elected to the new administrative year beginning Oct. 1 are: President - Edward Soergel, President Elect - James E. Decker, Vice Military officers group to President - Larry Bacon, Secretary M. Carroll, Treasurer - Linhold dinner meeting Oct. 14 Terence da Decker, Immediate Past PresiThe Capitol Area Chapter of dent - Minnie Martinez; Directors: the Military Officers Association of Al Wood, Irma L. Moss, Robert MunAmerica (MOAA) monthly dinner son, Richard Witter and Bob Green.

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MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP — Rachelle Anthony’s hope of expanding her busy dog grooming business to include day-care for dogs was in limbo for three months based on what she believed were groundless concerns. But as of Tuesday, Sept. 21, the final roadblock was lifted. The Meridian Township Board voted unanimously to reverse a decision made by the township’s planning commission and grant approval for special use permit to All Shapes and Sizes , Anthony’s business. The township board’s approval sets aside a 3-2 thumbs-down from the Planning Commission at its Aug. 9 meeting. Anthony will now be able to open a 2,106-square-foot combination grooming salon/canine day care at 1640 Haslett Road. “I feel a little shocked, but I am relieved. The process took such a long time,” Anthony said. The township planning commission heard complaints about the potential for noise, bad smells, dog waste and disease — all of which

Anthony believed were dealt with until the commission voted 3-2 to deny her special use permit. Okemos attorney Joni Fixel chalked the decision up to misunderstandings and a quirky situation. “It was an unusual situation; the planning commission only had five members that night (nine-member body).” Anthony, believing the commission had made a mistake, appealed to the township board. “They (planning commission members) were just doing what they thought was right, but I believed I was right,” she said. The business will be relocating from 2830 E. Grand River, East Lansing, a building that the popular dog grooming business — which has two full-time employees and grooms five to seven dogs each day — has outgrown. At the new site, the grooming and the day-care service will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and there would be no overnight boarding. “We are hoping to open in early December, but if everything goes our way, we could open in late November,” said Anthony.


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What’s counted? The national report has Meridian Township with six instances of forcible rape, while the department’s own statistics list 24. Sound bad? It might, until compared with the stats from 2008, when there were 44 reports. The 2009 numbers are a 45 percent decline. “UCR does not report as many crimes as we do,” Hall said. Looking solely at Meridian Township’s numbers for 2009, each of the Part 1 categories show a decline, notably 26 vehicle thefts against 39 in 2008 - a 33 percent drop. That category had taken a significant jump in 2008, but Hall believes a car theft ring was working in the area at the time. “You don’t look at one particular year and lose

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sleep if it’s up,” he added. “One ring can come in and affect crimes that we don’t have a lot of.” Violent crimes showed a 23 percent overall decline, from 126 to 97. They’re not just numbers to Hall, however.

The victims “These are all victims here. There is a story behind each case,” he said. “That is what impacts me more.” The only increase came in larcenies, which rose three percent to 1,058 from 1,024. Larcenies include crimes like shoplifting or stealing someone’s personal property - a bicycle, or even a yard

Incidents of violent crime, including murder, robbery, forcible rape, and aggravated assault, has fallen from 175 in 2005 to 160 in 2009. The high point was 201 reports of violent crime in 2007. There was a 20 percent drop in violent crime from 2007 through 2009. There were no murders in that five year period. • Reports of property crimes, which include burglary, motor vehicle thefts, larceny and arson fell slightly from 1, 129 in 2005 to 1,099 last year. • The high point was 1,193 in 2006, but there has been an increase in property crimes over the past three years, from 978 to 1,099 property crimes.

ornament. The jump might be due to the economy, Hall said, calling larceny an “easy crime”. “In 30 seconds or less,” he continued, “someone can come onto a victim’s property and take something from that property while the victim is still in the backyard.” One decline not nearly as positive is a 19 percent drop in 2009 of OWI (oper-

ating while intoxicated) arrests from 152 to 123. That could have come about for a variety of reasons, Hall said, including the presence of fewer officers on the road. Meridian Township is already down two officers, and may not fill those positions at all because of budget cuts. On the other hand, mo-

torists might simply be acting more carefully. “I think the community is more aware of those types of crimes, they recognize the penalties and they’re being more cautious,” Hall said. Another sign of caution is fewer traffic crashes - 892 in 2009 versus 992 in 2008.

East Lansing The same patterns are being seen in East Lansing, with violent crime down slightly and property crime up slightly - with larcenies again leading the way at 800, up from 719. East Lansing Police Chief Tom Wibert said prevention is the key to keeping larceny numbers in control. “We get 7,000 new residents every year who always counted on their mom and dad for security,” he said “If we don’t stay on it, training people to lock their doors and roll up their windows, we will end up seeing an increase in larcenies.”

East Lansing saw 1,290 Part 1 crimes in 2009, up 22 from 2008 but well below the high of 1,790 in 2001. Those numbers can easily be skewed, too. “Our crime rate is low enough that a couple of people over a couple of nights can blow the thing sky-high,” Wibert said. When an extra 80 larcenies average out to 1.5 a week, he pointed out, those numbers won’t become apparent until year’s end.

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Assaults drop off Aggravated assaults saw the greatest decline, from 145 to 99. Wibert said enforcement of “personal injury” crimes like assaults is important for his department. “The fact that assaults have come down is a trend we want to encourage,” he added. That’s been helped by making sure extra officers are on duty in the downtown on the busiest nights.

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Calendar Herbs: The Useful Plant, Capital Area District Library Call For Fine Artists and Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Crafters for Meridian Road, Okemos, 7-8:30 p.m. Township Heritage Sept. 28. See how you can E-mail: Festival, Meridian Historical use herbs to prepare herb teas, Fax: (517) 543-3677 Village, 5151 Marsh Road, sugars and oils. There will also be Mail: 239 S. Cochran Ave. Okemos, ongoing. Applications discussion on how to use herbs Charlotte, MI 48813 are being accepted for artisans for hair conditioning rinses, hand and crafters to participate in the ART GALLERIES scrubs and facial steams. Recipes festival’s Fine Art Market and “Chasing Rabbits” and instructions included. Call Crafters Marketplace 11 a.m.-4 exhibit, Capital Area District to register. Info: 347-2021, p.m. Oct. 2. Applications are Library Okemos Branch, 4321 " available online or by contacting Okemos Road, Okemos, during Meditation for Stress the Parks and Recreation office library hours. Williamston artist, Management, Better at 853-4600 or Jeannie West, “Chasing Rabbits.” Health & Higher Info: 347-2021 , Awareness with Lorne " Dekun, Creative Wellness, CHILDREN’S Suite 200, 2025 Abbot Road, East ARTS ACTIVITIES Lansing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 2. Create Birth Art, Greenhouse 24th Annual NFL Punt, Meditation is the science of Birth Center, Education Room, reaching our highest potential. Pass & Kick 1831 Newman Road, Okemos, Whether your life goals are for competition, Nancy Moore 2-4 p.m. Sept. 26. Not just for physical, mental, emotional, or Park, 1960 Gaylord C. Smith pregnant mamas. Whether you spiritual success, meditation is Court, Okemos, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 26. are giving birth, done giving a great first step to start on Open to all youth who will be birth, supporting a birth or simply your way. This step-by-step ages 6-15 by Dec. 31. Divisions born yourself, you’re welcome to course is perfect for beginners for boys and girls in five different come and create birth art. We’ll or as a powerful boost for age groups. Call Greg Grothous be doing a couple of different ongoing meditators. Learn simple, at Meridian Township Parks and mediums, and the art-intimidated effective ways to calm and clear Recreation for more information are especially welcome. Come your mind and recharge yourself and to register. Info: 853-4616, create in a friendly environment. with energy. This will be a Contact Shantana Goerge with session meditation class. Info: LEGO Creation Day, East questions: 351-9240. Cost: $40. Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Sensual Dance for Road, East Lansing, 2-3:30 p.m. or 676-1671. Info: 676-1671, Women Only, Ruhala Sept. 26. Children age 4 and Performing Arts Center, 1846 older can use the library’s LEGO " Haslett Road, East Lansing, collection to create a masterpiece 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Enjoy the for display in the library. Info: AUDITIONS sensual side of fitness with this 351-2420. “E.L. Think You Can integrated workout that Dance”, Spartan Dance Center, CLASSES combines dance, yoga, Pilates, 217 Ann St., East Lansing, and slow, sensual movement into auditions 8-10 p.m. Sept. 22, Sept. Empowered Childbirth one complete, empowering and Classes, Greenhouse Birth 29; finals competition showcase super-sexy workout. Call to Center, 1831 Newman Road, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Post. register. Info: 337-0464, Okemos, classes are offered from SDC invites dancers and the Cost: 7-9:15 p.m Tuesdays. This sixpublic to participate in its dance $25 or $20 when you pay before week series addresses natural competition. Contestants will Sept. 21. childbirth and additional topics compete for tickets to attend such as postpartum care, the Detroit appearance of FOX Social Media 101 for breastfeeding and newborn care. network’s “So You Think You Can Activists, Unitarian A partner or birth support person Dance” tour on Oct. 20. Other Universalist Church, First Floor that will be with the birthing prizes will be awarded to the Fireplace Room, 855 Grove St., mother during labor and birth top contestants and attendees. East Lansing, 6:30-8:30 p.m. are strongly encouraged to Live DJ and performances by Sept. 29. This introduction to participate. Call to register. Info: local dance groups. Ages 18 and online social media outlets is 349-2620, older. Sign up online or call. for people who are mystified Info: 999-5415, and/or intimidated by Facebook, Cost: $150 for six weeks. " Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, Tumblr, and others. If you have Good Form Walking BIBLE STUDY an interest in learning in a casual, Clinic, Playmakers Athletic Evening Bible Study, nonacademic setting, the Peace Footwear, 2299 W. Grand River Christian Science Reading Room, Education Center will hold this Ave., Okemos, 6-7:15 p.m. 709 E. Grand River Ave., East free class. The first 90 minutes Mondays. Participants will gain Lansing, 5:30 p.m. second and will be an overview of the web the necessary tools to be able to fourth Mondays. Small, nonsites and rest of the time will walk easier, faster and injury-free. denominational group discusses be hands-on with your laptop or Open to all. Space is limited. Call a portion of the Bible. Info: one-on-one, personal Q-and-A for or go online for more information 327-7724. the attendees. Register by e-mail, and to register. Info: 349-3803, "

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CLUBS AND MEETINGS East Lansing Meridian Lions, Nancy Moore Park, 1960 Gaylord C. Smith Court, Okemos, 6 p.m. Sept. 28. Guests are welcome. Info: 487-0027. EloQuents Toastmasters, Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays. EloQuents Toastmasters celebrates 15 years of helping individuals learn public speaking and leadership skills. Visitors are welcome. Info: 321-4955. Kiwanis Club of Okemos Installation Meeting, Brookshire Inn and Golf Club, 205 W. Church St., Williamston, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Weekly dinner meeting and installation of new club officers. Info: 337-1439. Ladies Silver Blades figure skating, Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Boulevard, East Lansing, 9:30-11:20 a.m. Thursdays. Figure skating lessons and practice for adult women of all skill levels. Info: 655-4164, Cost: $5 per session. Mom to Mom Fall Kickoff Session, River Terrace Church, 1509 River Terrace, East Lansing, 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 28. Keynote speaker: Linda Anderson, founder of Mom to Mom. Group meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings to educate, encourage and equip moms of all ages and stages. Child care is provided for infants and toddlers. Kid to Kid program for children ages 3-5 that offers crafts, music, Bible stories, snacks and gym time. Register at the church or online. Info: 351-9059, Okemos/Haslett Rotary, Walnut Hills Country Club, 2874 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, 12:10-1:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Info: 853-4144. The HELO Club: New members welcome, East Lansing, East Lansing, ongoing. The HELO Club is a social/ philanthropic organization for women new to the area or newly retired. We offer a way to meet new friends, monthly luncheons with speakers and many activities (book clubs, walking group, bridge, etc) in which to participate. Info: Laurie at 339-0482.


Strictly for Fun Ballroom/ Swing Dance , Central United Methodist Church, third floor, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 7 p.m. Oct. 2. 7 p.m. intermediate cha cha lesson, 8-10:30 p.m. general dancing. Snacks and refreshments provided. Info: 712-6674. Cost: $10 dance only, $8 students with ID dance only, $5 for lesson.


2010 Mid-Michigan Walk from Obesity, East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, Parking Lot Pavilion, 6400 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26. Sponsored locally by Drs. Mindy Lane and Melissa Richardson to raise awareness of obesity, morbid obesity and childhood obesity. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Register online. Funds raised will support the American EDUCATION Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Foundation Montessori 101, Montessori and the Obesity Action Coalition. Radmoor School, 2745 Mount Register online at: Hope Rd, Okemos, 7-8:30 p.m. Info: Sept. 28. This workshop examines 913-4010, the educational philosophies and Cost: the roles of education in our $25 advance registration, $30 society. This workshop is for any on-site registration, free for kids parent interested in a Montessori 12 and younger. education for their child. Please call to RSVP. Info: 351-3655. Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, Marvelanes & FESTIVALS Lounge, 2120 E. M-78, East Meridian Township Lansing, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 2. Heritage Festival, Meridian Contact Sherry Haueter at Historical Village, 5151 Marsh 719-4486. Info: 719-4486. Cost: Road, Okemos, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20. Oct. 2. Info: 853-4600, Continued on next page

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Calendar Hannah’s House International Dessert & Silent Auction Evening, Mt.Hope Church, Garden Prayer Chapel, 202 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2. Fundraiser for homeless mothers and babies. This year’s desserts will feature goodies from Austria, Poland, Germany, Italy and more. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling Hannah’s House at 482-5856. Info: 321-2780, Cost: $12. LAAN Aids Walk, Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court Park, East Lansing, 1 p.m. Sept. 26. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Program, emceed by Tim Barron of WQTX-FM, begins at noon. Event features a new 5K route through East Lansing neighborhoods, plus entertainment, clowns, trophies and prizes. Call or go online to register as an individual or to organize a walk team. Info: 394-3719, ext. 13, 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.



U-Pick pumpkins and apples, Clearview Orchards, 1051 Barry Road, Haslett, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. U-pick apples, pumpkins, as well as pre-picked apples, peaches and squash. Weekend wagon rides available. Info: 655-1454.


Department of Art & Art History Guest Lecture: Michelle Grabner, MSU South Kedzie Hall, South Kedzie Hall, 109, Farm Lane, East Lansing, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 30. Employing a straightforward and systematic process, Grabner’s paintings reference a minimalist vocabulary. She is director of The Suburban and regularly contributes to Art in America, Artforum, and Frieze. Grabner chairs the Painting and Drawing department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Info: 432-3961, "


Baby Storytime, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Stories, songs and activities for babies up to age 2 and their parents or caregivers. Info: 347-2021,

" Drop-In After School Tutoring, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. For any subject in grades K-12. Info: 347-2021, Identity Theft, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28. This informational seminar will teach participants how to prevent identity theft from happening. Info: 351-2420, " Preschool & Up Storytime, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Stories, songs and crafts for ages 3 and older. Info: 347-2021, " Preschool Storytime, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 2 p.m. Mondays,

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Preschool Storytime, Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Stories, songs and crafts for ages 3-5. Info: 339-2324, " Toddler Storytime, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For ages 2-3. Info: 347-2021, Toddler Storytime, Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Stories, songs, and a craft for ages 2-3 years old with caregiver. Info: 339-2324 , "


David Sedaris tickets available, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Center Blvd., Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Get tickets for author and humorist Sedaris’ Nov. 15 stop to promote his book “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.” First 100 tickets are free with purchase of book and guarantee a seat; after 100, tickets are free with no purchase necessary. Signing will be held after talk. Info: 316-7495, " New Orleans Wine Dinner, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, State Room, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Featuring New Orleans cuisine and wine prepared by State Room Executive Chef Mike Clyne. Part of the One Book, One Community program featuring Dave Eggers’ “Zeitoun.” Reservations required. Call or go online to RSVP. Info: 432-4000, Cost: $65 includes tax and gratuity. One Book, One Community: Community & Campus Events, East Lansing, Aug. 29-Sept. 30. A series of community and campus events centered on the themes of this year’s book will take place from late August through September. Visit the website for details. Info: Spartan Enology Society presents “The History of Michigan Wines”, Schuler Books & Music, 2820

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Book Lovers Group, Meridian Senior Center, Chippewa Middle School (east wing), Okemos, 11 a.m. Sept. 27. “the Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Info: 706-5045. Chess Group, Meridian Senior MUSIC SCHOOLS Center, Chippewa Middle School Grand River Flute Abbott Nursery School (east wing), Okemos, 1-3 p.m. Ensembles, Okemos High Open Enrollment, Abbott Mondays. Info: 706-5045. Cost: School, Band/Choir Room, 2800 Nursery School, 800 Abbott Road, $2 drop-in fee; free for members. Jolly Road, Okemos, 6-7 p.m. East Lansing, ongoing. Abbott is Tuesdays. Two all-volunteer flute an independent, non-cooperative, Cribbage, Meridian Senior ensembles, open to the public. play-based preschool program for Center, Chippewa Middle School First and third Tuesdays for ages 3, 4 and 5. Days are filled (east wing), Okemos, ongoing. advanced adults and high with play time, story time, music Looking for seniors interested schoolers, second and fourth for and crafts, outdoor play, field in playing cribbage and have intermediate flutists. Welcoming trips and more. Info: 664-1001, cribbage boards. Please call if you flutists of all ages from the would be interested in starting mid-Michigan area to join us to a cribbage playing group. Info: SEMINARS AND rehearse, brush up your skills, 706-5045. and enjoy performing locally WORKSHOPS Duplicate or Party (optional). Flutists may join at Bridge, Meridian Senior MEDA 2009 Economic any time. Piccolos welcome. Info: Center, Chippewa Middle School Development Course, 898-6958, (east wing), Okemos, 1 p.m. Eagle Eye Golf Club, 15500 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info: Chandler Road, Bath, Sept. 27. The Grand_River_Flutes.html. Cost: 706-5045. deadline for registration is Sept. Free, donations accepted. 27. Info: 241-0011, Euchre, Meridian Senior Center, Cost: $625 NATURE Chippewa Middle School (east for MEDA members; $850 for wing), Okemos, 2 p.m. Tuesdays “How to Build a Planet”, non-MEDA members. and Thursdays. Info: 706-5045. Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, East Lansing, 8 p.m. Friday Flick - “Letters SENIORS Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. to Julia”, Prime Time Senior All About Facebook, Prime Sundays, Sept. 24 through Nov. Program, Room 142, 819 Abbot Time Senior Program, conference 21. John de Lancie narrates this Road, East Lansing, 1-3 p.m. room, 819 Abbot Road, East show exploring the forces that Oct. 1. Movie starring Vanessa Lansing, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 1. Find out shaped the Earth and allowed Redgrave with gorgeous views what everyone is talking about. for the creation of life. Info: of Italy. Info: 337-1113. Cost: $1 This four-week class will teach 355-4672, for members and $6 for non you all about Facebook and how Cost: $3, $2.50 for seniors and members. to use it. Info: 337-1113. Cost: students, $2 for kids 12 and $25 for members and $30 nonHearing Test, Meridian Senior younger. members. Center, Chippewa Middle School Weekday Science (east wing), Okemos, 10:30 a.m.Beginning Computer Program: “Discover noon Sept. 28. Call the center Class, Prime Time Senior Bats”, Harris Nature Center, to make an appointment for a Program, computer room, 819 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos, 10 15-minute time slot. Provided Abbot Road, East Lansing, a.m. or 1 p.m. Oct. 1. Designed by Hearing Care Specialist of 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Info: to introduce and reinforce science Okemos. Info: 706-5045. 337-1113. Cost: $50 members and curriculum for home-schooled $55 for non-members. Help and Tell Time children ages 5-15. Programs are Computer Club, Meridian held monthly at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Bingo, Meridian Senior Center, Senior Center, Chippewa Middle Call or e-mail Chippewa Middle School (east School (east wing), Okemos, 10 for a wing), Okemos, 1 p.m. Tuesdays a.m. Tuesdays . Everyone, brochure and registration form. and Thursdays. Info: 706-5045. regardless of skill level, is invited Info: 349-3866, Blood Pressure Checks, to attend. Bring your own laptop Cost: $4 Meridian Senior Center, Chippewa or use one from the center. Call per child/class; $10 per child/ Middle School (east wing), for more info. Info: 706-5045. season. Okemos, 11:15 a.m.-noon, fourth Jazzercize, Meridian Senior Tuesday of the month. Info: RECYCLING Center, Chippewa Middle School 706-5045. " Ingham County (east wing), Okemos, 10-11 a.m. Book discussion Group Household Hazardous Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. “Elmer Gantry”, Prime Waste Collection, Ingham Light exercise to music for the Time Senior Program, Conference County Household Hazardous mature adult. Info: 706-5046. room, 819 Abbot Road, East Waste Collection, 5303 S. Cedar Cost: $24 for six weeks, $2 dropLansing, 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 29. St., Lansing, 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, in fee Fridays. Facilitator is Len Peterson. Eightuntil the end of September. Free week class ending with a movie collection for all Ingham County of “Elmer Gantry.” Info: 337-11113. residents. Items accepted include

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Telka’s Fall Stress Management Series, Campus Village Center Conference Room, Campus Village Conference Room, 1151 Michigan Ave., East Lansing, This program is offered during lunch hour, afternoon and evening time slots on Tuesdays. Join CognitiveBehavioral Therapist Telka ArendRitter A.C.S.W., L.M.S.W, for this unique 11-week life changing, life healing program. Each week is designed to address topics such as relationship healing, conflict resolution, anger management, healing depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, parenting stress, weight issues, and procrastination. Prior evaluation and registration is required. E-mail or call 332-9310. Info: 332-9310, Cost: cost covered by insurance and private rates available.

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The Haslett Beautification Association will have beautiful hand-made baskets for sale, while the Haslett Women’s Club will have plenty of yummy bake sale items for sale. “As a small non-profit organization,” Rose noted, “we’re happy to support other non-profit organizations and clubs.”

Nokomis Center Across the parking lot, the Nokomis Learning Center has many new activities planned for the Heritage Festival. The center will feature a wigwam on display with re-enactor Dave Mitchell. Mitchell has been a reenactor for 25 years; he has worked with the Lakewell Project in that capacity for 10 years, and had a part in “The Patriot” with Mel Gibson. “We are honored that Dave Mitchell is going to be a part of our activities,” said Anne Hodge, Nokomis education director. The wigwam is made in the old way, with saplings, cattail mats and tree bark. Hodge hopes the display will give visitors a glimpse into both Nokomis’ past and future, noting Nokomis plans to build its own wigwam next spring. Volunteers are already harvesting the materials for the cattail mats, which will

The Meridian Historical Village will offer opportunities for fun and learning for all ages.Vern Cobb of Williamston and his pony ferried children around the Heritage Festival grounds in their classic cart at last year’s festival. then be put together this winter. “We couldn’t have done this project without Dave’s help,” Hodge said. “Chi Miigwetch (many thanks) to him for his help.” Also featured will be a Bake Sale with different Great Lakes Native American treats, along with soft drinks, coffee and cider. Anishnabe vendors and artists will also be set up in booths outside the center. Nokomis will also offer pony rides by donation only and only for children, and other children’s activities

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Indian culture New this year is a visit by Brita Brooks of Four Colours Productions and Anishinaabemowin Kids Books, who will be giving a short lesson on the Ojibwe language to the children. She will read a story in Anishinaabemowin and English. The center will be open for tours, and Hodge encourages visitors to see the Powwow Regalia/Medicine Tools on display in the gallery.

Period costumes are a major part of the annual Heritage Festival. From left, Nokomis Learning Center educational director Anne Hodge and village executive director Jane Rose at the 2009 festival. The hands-on classroom has many interesting displays, and the gift shop has numerous hand-crafted items for sale, many of which are made by local Native American artisans. A mini pow wow is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. The center will have Native style drumming and singing, and many dancers will be demonstrating their style



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OKEMOS - Art, architecture and interior design have always been part of Ric Anselmo’s life. These days, he has more room to show them off. Anselmo Gallery will welcome old friends and new ones with an open house from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. The new space is located just outside Macy’s in the Meridian Mall, 1982 W. Grand River. After 14 years in 3,000 feet of strip mall space on Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing, Anselmo has spread out into 12,200 square feet. “We established our identity, and then we established our reputation,” Anselmo said of the move. A longtime online presence has brought the gallery clients from as far away as Australia.

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Moving from its old location and setting up shop in a new site was trickey — and it took a month to complete. “To move everything here is not like moving a house,” Anselmo said. While the new gallery is located in a former Gap store, the only evidence of the previous tenant is spotless wood floors. The space has been transformed with large display area, high ceilings, wide aisles, walls sized to showcase big paintings and good lighting. There’s plenty of room for a dazzling array of paintings, sculptures, works in glass and many other media. The added space also means

that items formerly kept under wraps in warehouses can see the light of day. If a customer is looking for something that isn’t readily available, Anselmo and his staff can research the item and locate it. Walk-in traffic— and admiring shoppers — has been what Anselmo hoped for with the move, and he hopes it continues. In addition to the gallery space, Anselmo maintains his architecture and interior design practice in an open office area full of books, items ready for framing and other inspirations. The native of the Philippines came to Michigan to pursue his education, wound up falling in love with the area and staying. Anselmo also found love on campus - he and his wife, Fe, a retired psychology professor from MSU, have been married 52 years. The couple continues to travel widely in search of unique items for the gallery, reflected in works diverse as embroidered “paintings” from China and Inuit stone carvings from far northern Canada.

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GreenStone Farm Credit announces open house GreenStone Farm Credit Services, the leading agricultural lender throughout Michigan and northeast Wisconsin, has moved into its new corporate headquarters in East Lansing. Located along the U.S. 127 corridor just north of Lake Lansing Road at 3515 West Road, the new 78,000 square foot building has replaced GreenStone’s former corporate office located on Abbey Road just south of the new facility. A Grand Opening Celebration to present the new office will be held for agricultural industry stakeholders, key legislators and other dignitaries on Thursday, Oct. 21, starting at 2 p.m. The new West Road facility has allowed the association to consolidate its corporate staff into one location, rather than operating out of two separate buildings as it was previously. With more than double the square footage than the association had been utilizing, the new corporate office also provides the opportunity for the organization to increase staff in accordance with its long-term plan.

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Mr. and Mrs Blake Ashdown of East Lansing are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Michelle Ashdown to Martin Lozier. He is the son of Martin and Karen Lozier of Clarklake. The wedding ceremony was held at Hawk Hollow Chris Buscetta and Chapel in Bath, on May 30, Ashley Rodenbach 2010 with a reception that followed at the Eagle Eye Lakepoint Room in East and 2004 Michigan State Lansing. University School of EnMarty and Michelle are gineering 2010 Hillsdale College gradHe is a commercial uates with degrees in ackitchen designer with counting and marketing Hopkins Food Service, management. Cabin John, Md. Marty is employed by A fall 2010 wedding is PricewaterhouseCoopers in planned. downtown Detroit, and

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Dog Owners Invited to Celebrate with their Best Friends at October 3 Dog Day Festival Area dog lovers are invited to celebrate their special bond with their pets at a Dog Day Festival on Sunday, October 3 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Best Friends Pet Care, 2929 Port Lansing Road in Lansing.

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Dog owners can check their best friends’ skills and earn a certificate by taking the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test. Guests can learn about canine first aid from members of the Red Cross and consult with pet care professionals on training and behavior topics. Best Friends groomers will be providing free nail trims for doggy guests, and there will also be face painting, refreshments and giveaways.


Don’t have a dog? The Eaton County Humane Society will be on site throughout the event with adoptable dogs looking for homes.


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EAST LANSING -- A utility pole, a can of sign paint and a pew from a Mennonite church may not seem to have much in common, but, when blended by a crew of industrious wood carvers, they can add up to something special. Members of the Greater Lansing Wood Carvers made that discovery when they gathered weekly in John Barany’s backyard from early August until early September. More than 100 work hours later, they had turned a 10-foot, 2-inch log of red cedar -- 13 inches across -- into a totem pole. “It was a chip here, a chip there,” Larry Cummins said, “and some roughing out.


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Totem: Project complete “The poles were a matter of

Pretty soon things began taking shape,” tribal pride. We wanted to Major carving projects are hardly new to Cummins who, earlier this year, completed follow the history of the poles a full-mast clipper ship which served as a centerpiece for the club’s annual show. as closely as we could.” his time, Cummins returned to the Lansing Board of Water and Light, from which — John Barany he is retired, to purchase a red cedar utility pole. After that, he joined Barany, Bob Hanna, Barany said. “We wanted to follow the hisWarren Vietzke, Bill Lixie and Bill Peterson tory of the poles as closely as we could.” in studying and carving out a monumental The effort, once underway, faced tests pole from an otherwise ordinary, and challarge and small. lenging, piece of wood. “We started with a chain saw and belt sander,” Cummins said. “That was the Native American tradition roughing out part. Then came fish gouges In keeping with the traditions of many and chisels to handle the details.” indigenous communities of the northwest The thunderbird, long a spiritual symbol United States, British Columbia and Alaska, of power and strength, occupies the top the pole was crafted into four symbolic lay- level. The wings, carved by Hanna, were ers: A thunderbird, a raven, a beaver and treated with deck stain and sign paint -- disa bear. See Totem/page 18 “The poles were a matter of tribal pride,”

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Totem: Symbol Continued from page 17

tributed primarily in colors of yellow, brown, green and white -- by Barany.

Church pew Separate from the rest of the pole, those wings -- made of ash and 6 feet, 2 inches long -- were once part of a pew from a Mennonite church north of Lansing. And, to recognize the importance of fishing to the Northwest cultures, the carvers attached a blue wooden salmon to a bear claw. This wasn’t like anything I’ve tried before,” Peterson said. “It’s not like you could hold the pole in your hand. You had to work around and around. Then the carvings started to appear.” When the time came to move the pole to its permanent setting, the Grand Ledge residence of Patrick and Joanne Stefanick, the team made the transfer with the same precision employed in cutting the pole.

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bon Road to Alton Road. East Lansing and Michigan Department of Transportation officials, along with Cameron and Brady, gathered to celebrate the Pathways Project that starts near Glencairn Elementary School. Ground was broken in April and construction concluded several weeks ago in August. Brady’s mom also was in the crowd. “It’s safer,” Michelle Carlson said. “They don’t have to worry about hitting cracks.” Mainly federal funds paid for the project, amounting to $1.15 million, according to officials. The state Department of Transportation pitched in $344,000, and the city contributed approximately $224,000.



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LANSING — More than 50 Lansing-area women have already been photographed for the “Be Bold, Feel Beautiful” campaign, but 50 more are needed to be part of the photography project designed to help raise cancer awareness. “I’ve loved photographing and getting to know these amazingly beautiful, courageous women,” said Lansingarea photographer Terri Shaver, who is spearheading the project to photograph women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.


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Prep schedule

Crippen leads E.L in golf invitational

Monday, Sept. 27 Boys Soccer E. Lansing vs. St Johns 6:30 p.m. Okemos @ Holt 6:30 p.m. Boys Tennis LCC vs. DeWitt 4 p.m.

Kristyn Crippen shot a team-best 85 as East Lansing placed ninth at theEast Lansing Golf Invitational at Walnut Hills Country Club, Sept. 20 Emily Koryto fired a 90 for the Trojans, who finished with a final team score of 365. Okemos took 11th place at the tournament with a final team score of 373. Lansing Catholic finished first with 322 points.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Chieftains sweep to easy win over Holt Okemos swept all eight flights on its way to an 8-0 victory over Holt in a CAAC Blue tennis match on Tuesday. Junior Andy Struble defeated Holt’s Zach Smith 6-1, 6-4 at No.1 singles while Rishi Shah cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No.2 singles. The closest match of the day came at No. 2 doubles, where Lucas Joncas and Brennan Andrews of Okemos defeated Holt’s Zach Ray and Michael Hua in three sets, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Haslett volleyball team wins tourney Haslett’s volleyball team finished a perfect 6-0 and took first place at last weekend’s Mason Volleyball Invitational. The Vikings defeated local powerhouse Alma in the semifinal round and then went on to beat Adrian in the final.Taylor Pringle recorded 101 assists and Molly Duda added 53 kills..

East Lansing’s Harry Jadun defeated Grand Ledge’s Trevor Stoimenoff 6-1, 6-4 in one of the most anticipated No.1 singles matchup’s of the year. As a team, the Trojans won all eight matches and are 7-0 on the season.

Photograph by Kevin W. Fowler

Harry Jadun (right) of East Lansing and Andy Struble of Okemos shake hands after their match a couple of week ago in Okemos. Jadun won 2 sets to 1.

CAAC tennis elite, 51-10 Talented No.1 singles players create a stir By SEAN MERRIMAN

The ball skidded up the line at a sharp angle and high velocity, a clean winner had it been hit against almost any other high school tennis player in the state. But East Lansing No. 1 singles standout Harry Jadun was in thundering pursuit. It was the final point in the third set of Jadun’s match against Okemos junior Andy Struble. Each player had held serve through the first 11 games, but this was break point and Jadun was determined to put the match

away. After ripping his own forehand return up the line, Jadun relied on his dominant net game to close out the three-set thriller and secure East Lansing a victory over league-rival Okemos. While this match might be looked at as one of the area’s best this fall, Jadun and Struble are not alone in the discussion of CAAC Blue No. 1 singles giants. Juniors Trevor Stoimenoff of Grand Ledge and Lioyikane Mavoungou of Eastern are also two of the top singles players not only in the area, but also throughout the state. The four players have a combined record of 51-10. According to Eastern coach Brian Grew, this is the most talented group of No. 1 singles players in the CAAC Blue during his eight years of coaching. “To have four players

that are this talented and playing at such a high level, really is surprising,” Grew said. “It’s not often that you have four players, potentially four of the best players in the state, all playing against each other in the same league.” To understand how good these players are, one must take a close look at their high school tennis resumes.

Harry Jadun • School/Class: East Lansing/senior • 2010 record: 13-0 • 2009 highlights: 2009 Lansing State Journal Player of the Year; Division 2 state champion at No. 1 singles; Division 2 All-State; 32-1 record. • Jadun very well could be the best player in the state in any Division. He had one of the most dominant performances in state

finals history last fall, not loosing a single set in his run to a state championship at No. 1 singles. He went undefeated in the CAAC Blue last season, but did not play in the league championships due to illness. This year, Jadun has set a goal to repeat as Division 2 state champion, but also hopes to help the Trojans improve on their sixthplace finish at last season’s state finals. “It’s tough to say that I could improve on last year, but as long as I’m playing better and I believe that I am improving and doing all I can to accomplish my goals, that’s all I can ask,” Jadun said. “We have all the pieces in place to make a run at a state title this year and I want to do all I can to be a part of that.” See Tennis/page 28

Cross Country E. Lansing vs. G.L./ Jackson 4:30 p.m. Okemos vs. Holt 4:30 p.m. Girls Golf E. Lansing @ CAAC Blue Meet TBA Haslett @ Charlotte 3:30 p.m. LCC vs. Perry 3:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Haslett vs. Charlotte 4 p.m. Okemos vs. Lakeview 4:30 p.m. Girls Volleyball Haslett @ Charlotte 5 p.m. Okemos @ Holt 7 p.m. LCC vs. Williamston 6:15 p.m. Boys Soccer Haslett vs. Eaton Rapids 5:30 p.m. LCC @ Portland 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 Girls Volleyball Haslett vs. Williamston 4:30 p.m. Boys Soccer E. Lansing @ Eastern 5:30 p.m. Okemos @ Lansing Everett 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 30 Girls Swimming E. Lansing @ Jackson 6 p.m. Haslett @ Waverly 6 p.m. Okemos @ G.L.6 p.m. See Schedule/page 28

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Prep schedule Continued from page 27

Girls Volleyball E. Lansing @ Eastern 6 p.m. Haslett vs. Fowlerville 6 p.m. Okemos @ Lansing Everett 5 p.m. LCC vs. Lakewood 6:15 p.m. Boys Tennis CAAC Blue @ Holt TBA CAAC White Tournament 10 a.m. Boys Soccer Haslett @ Charlotte 6:30 p.m. LCC vs. Perry 5:30 p.m. Girls Golf Okemos @ Mason 3:30 p.m. CAAC White Tournament 10 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 1 Football Haslett @ Eaton Rapids 7 p.m. LCC @ Portland 7 p.m. Okemos vs Jackson 7 p.m. Homecoming: E.L. vs G.L. 7 p.m

Tennis: Ranks of singles players talent rich Continued from page 27

Lioyikane Mavoungou • School/class: Eastern/ junior • 2010 record: 10-1 • 2009 highlights: All State honorable mention; All-area selection. Mavoungou is the least experienced of the four players as he did not start playing tennis until he moved to the United States in 2008 from Gabon, which is on the west coast of Africa. Mavoungou has developed into one of the top singles players in the state. In the past 10 days, he has earned three league victories, including a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over Struble on Wednesday. His only loss this season came against Stoimenoff. “He is the best defender and overall best athlete of the three, but also the most raw,” Grew said of Mavoungou, who also stars on the Quakers varsity soccer team. “He is very coachable and continues to improve every day, but still has a lot to learn. He is only going to get better with time.”

Trevor Stoimenoff

• School/class: Grand Ledge/junior • 2010 Record: 14-2 Cross Country • 2009 Highlights: CAAC Haslett vs. East Lansing, Blue tournament champion; Waldron, Morenci, Division 1 state finals inEastern 9 a.m. dividual qualifier at No. 1 LCC @ Carson City Invite singles; regional runner-up; 9 a.m. 25-3 record. Stoimenoff has been the Boys Soccer Comets’ top player since his LCC @ Charlotte first high school match. He 11:30 a.m. is the only player of the four Boys Tennis that competes in Division 1, LCC @ Holly Invite TBA and should be one of the top No. 1 singles players

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Monday, Oct. 4

Girls Golf Haslett @ Owosso 3:30 p.m. E.L., LCC @ Lumen Christi Invite 10 a.m. Boys Tennis Haslett vs. Williamston 4 p.m. Okemos @ North Farmington 4 p.m. Boys Soccer E.L. @ Dewitt 6:30 p.m.

at this year’s state tournament. His only loss of the year has come against Troy’s Brett Forman, who knocked Stoimenoff out of last year’s state finals. According to Grand Ledge coach Mark Barrett, it is Stoimenoff’s work ethic and commitment to the game that has made him such a gifted player. “He has been playing USTA matches since he was 10-years-old and has improved every year he has been playing,” Barrett said. “His maturity from his freshman year to now has been amazing to see. I knew that he was going to be a special player from the first time I ever saw him play the game.”

thing that I look forward to because it really does help me improve as a player.” While all four players will continue to battle each other this fall, they all share a friendship with one another off the court. Each of their coaches marveled at what an incredible group of individuals they are. “This is one of the nicest groups of kids who are all respectful, tough competitors,” Grew said. “Their maturity and amount of class that they show on and off the court, speaks

more then anything.” So far this season, Jadun is the only player that remains undefeated in league play. All four players will see each other at the CAAC Blue league championship meet on Sept. 30 at Holt. “There is quality tennis all the way around at No. 1 singles and it should make for a great league meet,” Okemos coach Chris Silker said. “The fact that we are able to produce this much talent really speaks to the growth of the tennis community here in this area.”

Andy Struble • School/class: Okemos/ junior • 2010 record: 14-7 • 2009 highlights: All-area at No. 2 singles; CAAC Blue tournament champion at No. 2 singles; regional runner-up; Division 2 state quarterfinalist. Struble is playing in his first year at No. 1 singles for the Chieftains and has gotten off to a strong start this fall. He features a dominant first serve and a powerful forehand that often overpowers opponents. Struble played in a variety of USTA tournaments across the country this offseason in preparation for taking over the No. 1 singles spot this season. “It’s enjoyable knowing that every time we have a league match, I am going to play against high competition at No. 1 singles,” Struble said. “It’s some-

Notable matches • Sept. 9: Stoimenoff (Grand Ledge) def. Mavoungou (Eastern), 7-6, 6-4 • Sept. 14: Jadun (East Lansing) def. Struble (Okemos), 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 • Sept. 15: Mavoungou (Eastern) def. Struble (Okemos), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 • Sept. 20: Jadun (East Lansing) def. Stoimenoff, 6-1, 604 • Sept. 23: Jadun (East Lansing) vs. Mavoungou (Eastern), Inc. Note: Grand Ledge and Okemos played on Sept. 7, but Stoimenoff and Struble did not play each other.

Haslett scores a 21-7 victory Alek Wroblak (7) heads upfield with the opening kickoff in Haslett’s 21-7 CAAC Gold Division win over Ionia on Friday. Josh Delaney (2) trails the play and Wroblak tries to elude Ionia’s Kyler Johnson (70). The Vikings raised their record to 2-2 in all games in 1-1 in league play with the win.

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Okemos soccer team nips East Lansing OKEMOS — Senior Sam Larsen scored a goal with just over 27 minutes remaining in the game to secure a 1-0 victory for Okemos over East Lansing in a CAAC Blue matchup on Sept.20 at Okemos High. After battling to a scoreless tie in the first half, Billyle Alman found Larsen, who put in what would be the game’s lone goal for the Chieftains. Sophomore goalie Landon Collier recorded five saves in the victory.

“They gave us everything we could handle today,” Okemos coach Brian Guggemos said. “But in the end, we got the win, which is the number one objective in rival games, especially league rival games.”

Trojans had chances East Lansing had a number of close opportunities, but Collier was outstanding in net, holding the Trojans scoreless throughout.

“They played hard and I respect the heck out of their program,” Guggemos said of East Lansing. Nick (Archer) really knows how to get them ready for big games like this one. “It wasn’t the prettiest game for us but we will take the win.” With the victory, Okemos improved to 10-0-2 on the season. They are schedule to play Holt on Monday in a matchup of two undefeated teams in league play.

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Floyd has 10 kills in Okemos’ win

Okemos’ Nichole Schiro was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference offensive player of the week on Monday, Sept. 20 after notching her second multiple-goal game this season for the Loyla (Md.) soccer team. Schiro scored twice in a 3-2 double-overtime loss to the two-time defending Big 12 Conference champion Missouri Tigers Sept. 17. She also scored two goals in Loyola’s 3-2 win over Towson on Aug. 21.

Sophie Floyd had a team-high 10 kills and Halle Thom added four aces to lead Okemos to a 3-1 (26-24, 25-16, 17-25, 25-21) victory over East Lansing in a CAAC Blue volleyball match on Tuesday, Sept. 21 Berkleigh Brogan recorded 24 assists as Okemos improved to 8-6-1 with the victory. Kennedy Marker led East Lansing with five aces, two blocks and 11 digs. The Trojans are now 10-9-1 overall.


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BILL & ROSE VINCENT AUCTION Thurs., S ept. 30, 10:00 AM 2102 Sandhill Rd, Mason, MI 48854 (I96 to the Okemos Rd exit #110, south on Okemos Rd ½ mile to Sandhill Rd) #2 Dinner bell , 1920’s Garland gas range, 45-33-78RPM record s, 2 Oak commodes . Oak Mission arm chair, Fuller Buggy C o of Jackson, Mi cutter (nice), Oak 60 d rawer card file (nice), Oak kitchen cupboard w/stained glass doors. S et of 70 Zane Gray hard bound books, La-ZBoy leather dou ble reclining sofa , 2 love seats. Plate glass kidney shaped coffee table & shelf unit w/stainless steel bases. Jannssen spinet piano, 5 Pc oak offic e system, Professiona l sewing machine cabinet, Danish Moder n walnut dining table w/4 chairs, leaves. La-Z-Boy couch, loveseat. Panasonic 42" color TV, Bose surround sound system w/6 speakers. Lane leather chair w/ottoman, Teak dining table w/ceramic tile top, 4 chairs. Pearl E xport S eries 10pc professiona l d rum set (reserve), 2 Ashton speakers, stands , Audio Amplifier turntable, Yamaha PSR70 electric keyboard, Sav age Mod. C 22 blot rifle, Winchester Mod 121 bolt 22 rifle w/scope, New E ngland Arms Pardner SB1 .410 single shot, 1893 12ga S ingle shotgun, Amberg 1917 military rifle. C oleman Powermate 10hp 5,000 watt gas generator. 6’ & 8’ Fiberglass stepladders, Gorilla Ladders combination ladder , Milwaukee AVS ½" hammer d rill, 7 ½" circle saw, David White transit w/tri-pod & story pole, C raf tsman 10" bench d rill press, Ass’t hand & air tools, GMC 10" contractors table saw, C raf tsman 10" table saw on stand, C raf tsman router table w/router. C raf tsman rolling toolbox. JD 430 dies el tractor w/563 hrs, hyd raulics, 3 pt, 54" dec k, 48" f ront blade, 48" rototiller. Toro LX460 20hp garden tractor, Troy-Bilt 13hp 32" snowblower, 3Pt 48" rear blade, 48 land scape rake. Yard M a c h i n e s 1 0 h p chipper/shredder , JD 15 d ump lawn trailer. 2007 S un Trac 5’X8’ 2 wheel tilt bed utility trailer w/4’ sides (like new), C raf tsman 3/4hp garage door opener motor only (new in box). C harmglow S gas BBQ grill. C ut fir ewood. Grundig Sat ellit 800 Millennium short wave radio. Many other items. Terms: cash, check, credit card s. All items sold as is. The seller nor the auctioneer will be responsible for personal injury while attend ing the sale or items af ter sold.

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AUCTION ay, October 2, 10:00am 461 W. C liffor d Lake Rd., STANTON, MI Montcalm C ounty W. of STANTON, MI 5.5 miles on S tanton Rd. to C liffor d Lake Dr. Articles f rom This 1909 Arts & C raf ts Landma rk Beautifu l Lakefr ont S tone House 1800’s C onastonga S tyle Range Wagon; Horse Drawn S leigh; FurnitureMission, Victorian, Wicker, Turn of the C entury, Arts & C raf ts; RARE 1850’s Grand f ather C lock; Car l Forslund Furniture; Oriental S tyle Rugs; Primitives; Wood Duck Decoys; C rocks & Jugs; Old Fishing Items; C hina & Porcelain Pieces; Art Glass; Pottery; Old Cast Iron & C opper Pieces; Granite & E namelware’s; C hippewa India n Basket; New E ngland Gizzard Basket; Q uezell Lamp shade; C hrome Plated Bell f rom Turn of C entury Fire Truck; Telescope-Brass; Old Postcard s; Lg. Q ty. Folk Art/Hand C raf ted Furniture; Q ty. Hand C raf ted Lodge Items; And S o Much More!

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Garage Sales Lansing 701 E . WILLARD, Oct. 1 & 2, 9-4p.m. Gas d ryer, wicker f urniture, exercise equip. & much more!

BLOOMQUIST ESTATE SERVICES S ALE . 1214 BROOKSIDE, LANSING. Fri. & Sat ., Oct. 1 & 2. 9 to 2 d aily. West of C reyts Rd. on W. Sagina w at the Outback restaurant go N. on Brookside to sale. Nice sale antiques inc. curved door oak china cab. & tall side cab., both painted, 50s 3 door sideb oard by Merz, 40s-60s upholstered pcs., pressed back rocker, wild 50s-60s lamps, nice 10 d rawer oak small print storage cab., old scale & more. Newer w/ brass & smoked glass dining set, curved sofa , 60s mahogany L-des k by Alma Furn., single bed, brass & glass cof fee table, console S inger sewing mach. sm. entertainment cab., credenz a, sliding door bookcase & other f urniture. Oil painting & other wall art, rugs, other nice lamps, gold f r. mirror, ornate gold pedes tal, some jew elry, books, record s, Lp record clock, plastic models , lg. cut wood slab wall clock, anniv. clock, ‘thinker’ statue, dec orative bulls horn, linens, aprons, nice glass & china w/ Noritake set, American elegant glass, paperwts., large emerald green heavy gold trim vase, Cap rice stems, sterling on glass, silverplate, some sterling, kitchen wares, sm. appl., 2 & 3 d rawer lateral files , typewriters, off. supp., comp. des k, a few tools, vise, Profor m treadmill, rug steamer vac & more. Numbers at 8 Fri. No early garage, home opens at 9. MORE DETAILS + SALE PICTURES AT:

PILGRIM CHURCH UC INSIDE GARAGE S ALE . Sat . Oct. 2, 8:00am-4pm. 125 S . ****BEST HOME Pennsylvania Ave. LOANS ****Refina nce for NO PRESALE.S any reason: Mortgage and Land C ontract payofs f , deb t-consolida tion, home improvements, property taxes, for eclosures. Purchases too! Includes Houses/ Mobiles/ SALE Modu lars. Cas h Available GARAGE Sat . Oct. 2, 7am-2pm. for good/ bad /ugly credit ! Brand name teen clothing 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 4 6 - 8 1 0 0 and mens & womens clothing, childr es books, MM household items, much more! 7565 Barr Rd., PortDRDANIE LS ANDS ON.C OM land. CASH REAL ESTATE LOANS We Buy Land C ontracts. $10,000-$500,000 DrDanielsAndS Private Money, Fast! Deal with Decision Maker. Michigan Licensed Selling an item NMLS#13 8110 800-8376166 or 248-335-6166 SEE SOURCEADS.COM Allan@DrDanielsAnd S on.c OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE om 877-475-SELL MM

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5975 AUSTIN WAY Grand Ledge, off of W. S t. Joe. Sat . Oct. 2, 9-3. Pelican canoe, bed, bunkbeds & bedding, TVs, couch, lamps, pool table, microwave, household misc. & dec or.

DEWITT- LIVING ESTATE SALE, 13670 PEARWOOD Dr., Bus. 127 (Old 27) W. on C lark Rd., N. on Sch avey Rd. to the Village at Hawthorne Woods , follow signs. Fri., Oct. 1, 9-5p.m. & Sat ., Oct. 2, 9-3p.m. Antiques include: 2 hanging lamps, ward robe, spinning wheel, round oak table, oak chairs, C urrier & Ives prints (Little Beau), bd rm. set, unusual cof fee table, music cabinet, singer fea therweight sewing machine, bottles, train, door stops, insulators, Oak hatrack mirror, C ranberry Kerosene lamp, violin, sm. art dec o purse, S extant (navigating instrument) and more! Dining table & 6 chairs, hutch, server, Herman Miller wall clock, lg. des k, couch, love seat, pictures, books, sectional book shelf. Bing & Gronda hl collector plates, record s, plus lots of misc. Sale by Dave & Jud y Kramer. 989-593-3316

6276 WILLOW HWY., Fri. & Sat ., Oct. 1 & 2 antiques, books, collectibles, f urniture, load s of miscellaneous in this 2-da y sale! W Sagina w to R on Nixon; L on Willow

CHARLOTTE- TOOL SALE Oct. 2nd, 9-5p.m. C raf tsman 10" table saw w/accessories. Amish 62 pc. rachet socket set, SK Tools, 21 pc. ¼" d rive set & 12 pc. ½" d rive set, Power C raf t hand sander & saber saw. C raf tsman: elec. soder ing gun, d ado mold ing head insert, circular saw. S killo 7¼" circular saw; S ihl 021 chainsaw. Handheld stapler w/staples. Turner handheld propane torch. Tool boxes, saw horses, wood squares. (2) heavy d uty j umper cable sets, (2) j ack posts (in boxes). Antiques posthole digger . Misc. DEWITT TWP.- HUGE SALE wrenches, screwd rivers, 13925 Turner Rd., Oct. 1 & pliers, scrapers, hand & 2, 9-? Large assortment of hack saws, extension hunting, fis hing & camping cord s, nails. NEVER OUT gear. Hunting clothing. OF BOXE:S 2 CD players; Tools, toys, bikes, snow (4) Robin OG-30 23 channel skis, winter "gear" and CBs . 50’s army unifor ms, much, much more!!! shirts & misc. Men’s new workclothes, lg. snowmoSALE SANSTONE bile suit w/accessories. GARAGE ESTATES. 1072 N. S tonehill S ome old mens’s magaDr., C harlotte. Fri.-Sat . Oct. zines: Model railroad, Field 1-2, 9am-6pm. Misc. items. & S tream, True and much more!!! GRAND LEDGE 12244 Oneida Rd. (between DELTA TWP.-1631 M-43 & old Sagina w) S ept. AMBERINA Dr., Oct. 2nd 30, 10-5; Oct. 1, 10-2. ONLY, 8-4p.m. S ome small S omething for everyone. f urniture, books, older LARGE SALE. computer monitor, home & No PRE- SALE.S holida y dec or, household items and much more!! GRAND LEDGE GARAGE S ALE 224 W. Front S t. Fri. DELTA TWP.-300 BLOCK OF Oct. 1, 9-3. Tools, books, Winifr ed, Oct. 2nd & 3rd, 9dis hes, housewares, & 5p.m. C ollectible jew elry, much more. glass, books, La-Z-Boys, sewing machines, kid’s HUGE GARAGE SALE Oct. 1clothing, light fixture s, 2, beginning at 9 a.m. Lots stereo components and of garment & quilting f abmore!!! rics, patterns, trims, craf ts, books, C hristmas DELTA TWP. MOVING S ALE tree & dec orations, vari233 Vicksburg, Thurs. S ept. ous misc. 3789 Wachtel 30, 5-8; Fri. Oct. 1, 9-5. Lots Dr., Holt. of f urniture, bedding, household items, outdoor PORTLAND GARAGE SALE items, & kids toys. 9-4, Fri.-Sat . Oct. 1-2. 330 Kearney S t. Tapes, toys, clothes, sweeper, gas grill, DELTA TWP. RE TIRE D E ARnurse’s unifor ms size 20, LY E LE ME NTARY TE AC HE R household items. G A R A G E S A L E . 2505 Bollman Dr. 1 d ay, S un. Oct. 3, 12-5p.m. Lots of ST. JOHNS 205 FLORAL AVE. early elementary material, 10a.m.-6 p.m. Sat . Oct. 2 & books, workbooks, games, S un. Oct. 3. Ad ult clothes, & more. narrow & med. womens shoes, color tv’s, sewing machine, antique copy maOKEMOS BRIARWOOD chines, artific ial C hristmas SUBD. 2101 Ashland, 48864. trees, & nic nacs. Garage f ull. Priced to sell. Over 300 books like new, ad ult teen clothes, shoes, coats, games, dis hes, housewares, movies, sports, tv, guitar, audio, collectibles & skis. Thurs.- ESTATE SALE AT 608 C herry Sat . 9-4. S t., S tockbridge. Oct. 2 & 3, 10-5; About 100 paintings Email the Lansing Community signed by the artist; too Newspapers 24/7 at: many other items too merous to mention.

Household Estate Sales

Household Estate Sales

In Person: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm 239 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813 120E. Lenawee, Lansing, MI48919 Classified Liner Ad Deadline – Thursday, 5pm Classified Display Ad Deadline – Tuesday, 5pm Dogs-Cats-Pets


2 MINI DOGS ESTATE SALE- PORTLAND COLLIE/ LAB MIX PUPPIES $50 each. 827 E . Bridge S t. Fri. Oct. 1, $10. Call: 517-647-2276 Call 614-4220. 9-5; Sat . Oct. 2, 9-5; S un. Oct. 3, 9-3. Antique tables CUDDLY TOY BREEDS & rocking chair, lamps, ABANDONED CATS DES Bichon’s, Yorkie’s & Maltijew elry & jew elry boxes, PERATELY S E E KING Poo’s, Pomeranian’s. $400glassware & china, figur homes. Neutered black $750. 517-404-3045 ines & des igner eggs, males. Meds done. many collector plates in$25/each. 517-487-8381 DAC HS HU ND ADORABLE cluding Gone with the PU PS , available now. $300 Wind, Princess Diana, Red ABYSSINIAN KITTENS C FA, cash each. Vet care UTD. S kelton & S hirley Temple, rare, beautifu l, very loving. 517-543-7024/517-541-6004. glass clowns, kitchen & 1/2 price sale d ue to econhousehold items, C hristomy. $150. 734-587-3033 DACHSHUND MINI PUPPIES mas dec orations, books, AKC, 1 male, 1 fema le, red doilies , throws, luggage, AKC MALAMUTES BLACK & black brindle, read y on much much more. or red, one 6 mo. old at 9/20, $400. 517-371-5769. $300, new pups read y midseptember 6-800$. DACHSHUND PUPPIES, AKC (269)275-8766, see pics at Registered, shots, wormed, $350.00. (269)7639715 (269)420-5428 ALL KINDS OF kittens, all colors. 517-763-1803 DARLING DACHSHUNDS M ini’s AKC, 2 ma, 2 fem, AUSI/E JACK MIX 10 mo. cream, red, blk & tan, brinold Red Merle, shots, 12 l d e, health guar. S tarting FINAL MOVING SALE! S ept. lbs. Loves everyone! $50. at $275. 517-812-3179. 30th, and Oct 1st. 9am517-663-3386 5pm. 11698 Barretta Way, ENGLISH BULLDOG PUP Fox Ridge S ub, off of U pSHEPHERD PIES AKC, champion ton. Treadmill, computer AUSTRAILIAN PUPPIES Reg. Parents on bloodlines , stunning & fedes k, bookshelves, toys, site, $500 & up. 616-891male. 810-732-7069 ceiling f ans, closet door , 1058. medic ine cabinet, girls clothes size 0-4, brand new ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS 5 MO. old male, above ground swimming BEAGLE AKC, born 6/25/10. $1,800. Field champ bloodlines , pool still in the box and FEMALE, 4 yrs., $500. shots, wormed, dews much more 517-569-3744/517-879-6773. done. $200. 517-294-1050. ENGLISH BULLDOGS WHITE BEAGLE PUPS purebred . with f awn markings, 2 Mother & f ather onsite, weeks, AKC Registered, shots, wormed, $200 Fem., Beautifu l coat and mark$175 male. 989-763-1084 ings, C hampion lines, Health guaranteed, paBICHON FRISE PUPPIE!S rents on site, shots, show Perfec t f amily pet! quality, vet checked, No shedding or odor . wormed, 6 males @ $1500 CK,C Health guaranteed. 2 fema les @ $1800. $500 517-663-2256 non refu ndable depos ite $1500. (517)896-0403 BLACK LAB - S mall fema le PUPS , 2 ( 5 1 7 ) 2 3 0 - 5 8 1 8 missing since 9/12/10 f rom BICHON- POM males, 2 e f ma les. White. ronbrayj Bath area. Was wearing a Read y to go! $300 to $350, pink collar with tags. If 269-763-2102 FEMALE CAT TORTIE C olor, fou nd please call 517-242Lost. long hair. spayed. 3297. Can des cribe BLUE HEELERS Top quality, shy. may or may not have indent ify ing fea tures. shots, wormed, dew claws on a hot pink collar. removed, working pa(517)749-1654 REWARD GERMAN SHORTHAIR FE rents, $150. 517-206-7610 MALE Dark Red with white GERMAN SHEPHERD FE spot on chest and on back PUP AKC MALE Pups AKC, lg. boned, feet . Lost in S mith Ave/ Mt BOSTON TERRIER beautifu l social girl, Vet even temperment, good Hope area. Answers to chkd., health guar., extra w/kids . $450. 734-587-3033 SAM. Please call Rick: nice. $400. 517-676-4091. (517)894-4996 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP PUPPIES PIES AKC reg., 2 males, all LOST CAT Near Mt. Hope & BOSTON TERRIER AKC reg., fema les $450, shots. $500. For more info. C omanche, Okemos. Male males $300. 989-268-5830. 517-575-2032. (neutered) gray & brown striped short-haired tabby, PUPS, AKC Ve t , GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP no white. VERY FRIENDLY. BOXER checked, tails, dews. 4 fePIES Black & tan. 1st REWARD. 517-333-8940. males, 3 males. Taking deshots, wormed. Read y to posits. $550. 517-812-2392 go! $275. 989-261-3144 LOST CAT Williamston area. Rowley & Dietz. Long BOXERS AKC REG., 7 pup- GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUP haired S iberian. Reward. pies, 1 male, 6 fema les. PIE S AKC. 517-394-3861 517-206-0930. $550 fema les, $500 male. www.simplesite.com5/vanHorn Call 517-702-9573. Mcj amesgoldenr etrievers SANDY ORANGE STRIPED , young cat, "Tiger" lost in P U P S LO NG GREAT DANE PUP-S 7 wks., Glencarin S ub. E . Lansing. CHIHUAHUA HAIR 9 wks., vet checked, blk., brindle. AKC- UKC, White chest & paws. RE Read y for good homes. $1,000. S hots & ears. WARD. 517-337-3294. Males only. Parents on 810-449-2729/517-993-7639. site. $300. (517)490-2655 KITTEN, HANDICAPPED, CHIWEENIES 7 weeks old, NEEDS home; 7 months, , 1st shots & wormed, very male, paralyzed f ront leg, small. $250. 989-427-3205. not in pain, does n’t slow VARIOUS BREEDS OF BIRDS him dow n, loves outdoors. C ockatiels, pr. $75. 1 C ock- COCKER $10. (517)281-1936 SPANIEL PUPPIE!S atiel $40. 2 Parakeets, $15 ( 5 1 7 ) 3 4 9 - 5 9 1 9 Good colors. 989-426-3866 pc. Doves $20 ea. Cages lbgardner64 or 989-246-0658 Karen. extra. 372-3319 or 614-4220 KITTEN-S 4 CALICO f eCOCKER SPANIEL PUPS Email the Lansing Community males, 2 grey males. Litter wormed, shot, variety of Newspapers 24/7 at: /crate trained. 11 weeks colors, variety of colors, old. 517-543-3439 250 & up (517)745-5689

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PUG 11 mo old spayed female, 13#, up to d ate on vaccinations. $300/best of fer . 517-763-3309

ALFALFA GRAS-S EXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. Can deliv er. 517-641-6034

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ALFALFA HAY - R o u n d bales, S tored indoors. 231- NEW Pronto M41 power 869-5231 chair, 3 hrs, $1500. 4 wheel power scooter $800. Call 517-625-3616. PUG PUPPIES A K C , 1st shots, wormed. 16 wks. $350. Call 517-740-6725.

PUGGLE PUPS, SMALL f awn. S hots, wormed. $250. 517-719-1199


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ACKERSON FIREWOOD S easoned hard wood, $60 HOME GYM SYSTEM per f ace cord, deliv ered. Wieder Pro 4100 home 517-281-9383. gym system. Includes butterf l y upper arm, leg lift , PUPPIES FOR SALE S hih FULL CORD & a HALF $100. and leg stretch systems. Tzus & Pom-a-Poos, feCall 517-647-5453. $99.00 (517)339-2798 males $300 ea., males $225 PORTLAND ea. 1 Teacup Pom-a-Poo (tan) $400. 989-261-4581. SEASONED HARDWOOD $65 per f ace cord. PUPPIES FOR SALE Walker 16"X4’X8’. Free Delivery. & Beagle mix. 10 wks old. Volume dis counts. $20 each. Call 517-394-1600 CRAFTSMAN 10’’ TABLE 517-663-1006 anytime. SAW 1hp motor, has legs & casters, $75. 517-627-5777. DEAL on seasoned ROTTWEILER C ross. S hots, SPECIAL hard wood fir ewood $65 wormed, $125 & up. 734f a c e cord. Guarantee 846-5903, 12 p.m.- 9 p.m. price all winter! Offer Tues., Thurs., Sat . & S un. ends S ept. 30. Jeff 517-7191281; Car ol 517-507-7093. SHIH TZU/ DACHSHUND WANTED: UNWANTED chantlands MIX 12 wks. Vet care UTD. appliances, air condit ion20th year selling fir ewood! 1 male, 1 fema le. Family ers, cars, trucks, vans, raised. $200 & $250. 517f arm machinery, lawn 543-3565, 517-213-1212. mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or steel boats, aluminum winWESTIES dows or doors, aluminum How to Recognize a CASH 4 OLD steel toppers, any types of aluRESPONSIBLE beer/soda cans, trays, minum or steel siding, BREEDER signs, bottles, tins, action 4 wheelers, go carts, trailwww.WestieE d figure s/dolls (in box), steel ers, batteries. or 734-455-9239 toys, C ivil War WW1 WW2 All picked up for Free. for our Westies 101 items, 10 & 12 cent comic Call 517-628-2818 handout. books/magazines $Varies www.puppybuyerinfo.c om on item. (248)561-5013 WOODSTOVE, LIKE NEW f ree-standing Avalon Black MONARCH VINTAGE w/glass d r., brass trim. YELLOW LAB/HUSKY MIX WOOD/ELECTRIC S TOVE . Incls corner stove board, puppies 7 weeks, shots, Great for cottage/cabin. wroughtiron log basket, wormed, socialized & playHas warming shelf. $375. brass fir eplace tool set, f at f ul $150. (517)490-6260 517-669-9798 wood. U sed 1 season. $1,250; orig cost $3,300. YORKIE AKC ADORABLE! 517-641-8176 leave msg. shots, vet checked, wormed, litter trained $500. (517)256-5208 PUG PUPS, SMALL- S hots, wormed. S weet, loveable. $300. 517-719-1199.

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Books YORKIE PUPS $400 37 hard YORKI-Poos & Malte-Poos BOOKS FOR SALE back (like new) & 23 pa$300 & U p NonS hed perback titles by Danielle ToyS ize S hots 989.225.1367 S teel. Downsizing my library. $150. 517-323-2445. YORKIE PUPS AKC & UKC Males & fema les, $350Email the Lansing Community $600. Also, Teri-Poos, Newspapers 24/7 at: males & fema les, $ $300. Call 231-825-2733.


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S ORAGE SHED 10X12 has AMISH LOG BED,S DRES - T loft , about 1 yr old, in PortE R S , Rustic Table and land. $900/obo. Call 517C hairs, Mattresses for 515-8299 Cabin or Home. Lowest price in Michigan! d and m 989-923-1278 MM

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DriversTransportation Drivers: Local Good Money & Great Benefits Day/Night S hifts w/Regular Schedu le. S ign-on Bonus for Drivers w/exp. CDL- A w/X end. & 18 wheel exp. Apply at gulfma EOE

PIONEER POLE BUILD INGS Free E stimates. Li- H C EVY V8 ENGINE censed and Insured. 2x6 E delb rock intake w/650 TRAINCO TRUCK Trusses. 45 Year Warrantcarb, 350 trans. $650. C heed Galvalume S teel. 19 colvy 283 engine, $300. MunDRIVING SCHOOL ors. S ince 1976 #1 in Michcie 4 spd trans. w/Bell Day-E ve-wkend C lasses igan. Call Toda y 1-800-292Housing, Hurst S hift er, Job Placement Assistance 0679 clutch & flywheel all incld. C lass B Training MM $700. 517-323-9494. Train in Lansing (517) 887-1600 ERECTED POLE BUILDING Train Local Sav e Hassle S tanda le Lumber 24’x32’x8’-$5999.00 30’x40’x10’-$8999.00 S teel roof, doors included, 50 gsl other sizes available C omplete material packages a v a i l a b l e www.stand MEALS ON WHEELS: Of f ice Call S tanda le Post Frame Assistant in Mason & Buildings Toll Free 1-800C harlotte locations. Kitch968-8201 en C oordina tor position in MM C harlotte. Benefits, paid time off & pension. High POLE BARNS Michigan’s school diploma required. Largest Pole Barn C ompaFood service experience ny (Best Built Barns) Best preferred. S ee "TCOA.or g" Q uality, Best S ervice, Best for more infor mation. Price. This Week’s S pecials E rected 24’x24’x8’-$5495.00 24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 PART TIME WORK 30’x40’x10’-$8995.00 $14.25 base-appt 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 Flex. sched. idea l for Licensed/ Insured 1-877students, customer sales & 802-9591 service, condit ions apply, MM all ages 17+ 517-333-1700 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE Call TODAY! f rom Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Cr iminal Justice. Job placement assistance. C omputer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 www.C BORICS MM HAIR CARE A BRAND NAME KING We are looking for SIZE PILLOW TOP MATMOTIVATED LICENSED TRES SET in Original HAIR STYLIST!S Plastic. Includes Deluxe Frame. C ost $1,499, S ell for $475. 989-631-2280. We offer : MM ∂ PAID Orientation ∂ Full, Part-Time Positions ∂ S ervice-Produ ct AIRLINES ARE HIRING— C ommission Train for high paying Avia∂ Paid Vacation tion Maintenance Car eer. ∂ Health Benefits UTILITY TRAILERS FAA approved program. Fi∂ S tock Options W/GATE, new 77x12 1095, nancial aid if ∂ 401(k) 77x10 995. plus others, qualified—H ousing availa∂ E quipment new open carhauler ble. Call Aviation Institute Provided $1850 (517)490-3176 of Maintenance 877-891-2281. COME JOIN OUR MM


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ORAL SURGERY OFFICE Needs f ront offic e person. C omputer literacy and dent al experience an ABSOLUTE MUST. S end resume to Oral S urgery PO Box 80093 Lansing MI 48908-0093


Medical E d ucational Planner

Aging S ervices of Michigan, the Association for not-for -profit long term care providers across the entire array of senior services, seeks candia d tes for the position of E d ucational Planner. Responsibilities include curriculum dev elopment, planning, and coordina tion of edu cational and other events for the association membership. Long Term Car e experience is required. The idea l candia d te will have strong communication, planning, prioritizing, and coordina tion skills. Prefer ence will be given to persons with In-S ervice or S taff Development experience. Please send letter of interest and resume to

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Skilled Trades


FOR SALE 12 gauge Ithaca auto model 51, $275/best offer . Mossberg 12 gauge auto, w/simmons scope, $450/best offer . 517-3325993 pr 517-712-0782 WINCHESTER MODEL 70, 338 cal., 3x9 scope; Remington Model 700, 280 cal. 3x9 scope. Never fir ed. $750/each. 517-543-8721

Wanted to Buy A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, jew lery, f urniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700 CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiques, Jewelry, musical instruments, Valuables. Call 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 CASH PAID DAILY for diabe tic test strips. $15 per 100 strips. Ph. 517-292-0991 CASH PAID FOR d iabetic test strips. Most types up to $12 per box. Call 517669-1197.



CPA and/ or attorney with tax background wanted for growing tax resolution fir m with offic es in Lansing, Grand Rapids , Kalamazoo, Flint and S outhfield to represent clients befor e IRS and S tate of Michigan. C urrent position is in our Lansing offic e. E xcellent opportunity and competitive compensation package. S end resume with cover letter to: Mr. Lothamer Lothamer Tax Resolution PO Box 18129 Lansing, MI 48901-8129 or email to: Visit us on the web at:

GENERAL MOTORS VOUCH ER WANTED. If you would like to sell your GM voucher, call John 616-889-2056

Building Materials -Supplies COMPLETE KITCHEN INCL. C upboard s, appliances, 2 yr. old slide-in stove, dis hwasher, f ridge & newer deep sink. Bisque in color. $1,200/best. 517-449-5647.

Selling an Item? See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL

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o f r busy general dent istry practice that foc uses on young childr en. Must be experienced, x-ray certified, good with childr en. Must be energetic, have great people skills and positive attitude. Fun, busy E . Lansing offic e working with dent ists new to the practice. Please send resume, via f ax to Pat Miller 517-908-0288.

Hospitals & Insurance C ompanies Now Hiring!

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Business Opport. Self Employment ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS f rom Home! YearRound Work! E xcellent Pay! No E xperience! Top US C ompany! Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry, More! Toll Free 1-866-844-5091 MM 1000 ENVELOPES = $5000 Receive $5 for every E nvelope S tuffed. Guaranteed! 800-985-2977

FOR SALE - possible land contract. 3 bd rm., 2 bath, 3 car garage, 2 acres. $98,500. 989-277-0616

ROUND LAKE - LAKE ACCES. 4 BR, 4 baths, 2,000 sf, has separate apt., perfec t for d aycare or rental. New well. +/- 3/4 acre. $69,900, all offers consid ered. 828-226-9998 or 517290-2250, Mike.


Homes For Sale

FOR SALE or rent by owner. Beautifu l f armhouse, 2100 sq.ft . 3 bd rm., 1 1/2 bath, 3 car garage, 4 acres. $158,900 if purchasing; $1100/mo rental. Call 517625-7244.

FREE FORECLOSURE LIST INGS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low dow n payment. Call now. 800- O C RNELL ELEMENTARY 880-2517 S OOL CH subdiv ision. 2300 MM sq. f t., 4 bd rm., 2.5 bath. 2001 construction; upda ted in 2010. Priced for immedia te sale at: $189K. ReNEWLY REMODELED 3 bd rm altors welcome. For appt. ranch home in a beautifu l call: 517-202-6886, country setting, must see to appreciate. $105,900. OPEN SUN. SEPT. 26, f rom 2-4PM. 7968 BI S M A R K , VE RMONTVILLE . For more info. call 517-388-2236.

Waterfront Homes

RAINBOW LAKE 3 BR, 2 bath, kit., liv., din., 10x14 sunroom, upper level, f acing lake, f ull walkout bsmt. to lake, 2 car att. gar., add’tl 20x24 gar. 104’ lake f rontage. $249,900. 989682-4266.



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Measurably better employees.

Production / Assembly Now hiring for light industrial positions in production and assembly for Owosso, Webberville, and Williamston locations.



for busy general dent istry practice that foc uses on young childr en. Must be experienced, x-ray certified, good with childr en. Must be energetic, have great people skills and positive attitude. Fun, busy E . Lansing offic e working with dent ists new to the practice. Please send resume, via f ax to Pat Miller 517-908-0288.

ORAL SURGERY OFFICE Needs f ront offic e person. C omputer literacy and dent al experience an ABSOLUTE MUST. S end resume to Oral S urgery PO Box 80093 Lansing MI 48908-0093



Medical Billing Trainees needed!

Schools and Training



3 bd rm, 2 bath Over 1100 S q. Ft. All Appliances, W/D, C /A Newly remodeled, New Car pet and Paint throughout home! Holt Schools , Pet Friendly All C redit C onsider ed! NO APPLICATION FEES Call S un Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! (888)262-1683 www.kensingtonmeadows. com *cond. apply; fin. amt. 18,972/10.5% int. rate, 12 yr. term inc. dis c. site rent of $302 for 3 yrs. Offer exp. 9-30-10 EHO


■ 6 mos. experience in a manufacturing environment ■ Able to push/pull up to 50 lbs. for some positions ■ Pass a drug screen & background check; no felony convictions ■ HS Diploma/GED ■ Pay over $8.00/hr.

Trial Hire Positions

Over 460 of our temporary employees have been hired by our customers in 2010. There are NO application or screening fees with EG. Apply on-line at 1125 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing, 517.664.2990 3075 E. Grand River, Ste. 118, Howell, 517.552.0475

September 26, 2010

STAINLES STEL S tove & refr igerator, 3 yrs old, $750. 517-930-4594

Building Materials -Supplies

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COWS - d ue TOSHIBA LAPTOP L505D8 wks BRED ANGUS to calve starting late April. LS5 006, Dual Proc, Win7, Bred by MCA- MSU per3GB Mem, 320GB Drive, for mance tested Angus Web Cam, 15.6 Dsply.Like bull. Cal ving ease and new.BestOf f er.Will KITTENS - Litter trained, 8 carcass-on-the-rail genetsetup.(517)775-7793 wks, blacks, & gray, males ics. $750. Also young & fema les, $10. 517-626gus heif e rs available. 6071. S herida n, MI (989)291-0807 TOSHIBA SATELLITE T115 New in box. 2GB ram, LAB MIX PUPPIES C ute & 250gb/HDD, Itel C eleron, C uddly ! Black & brown, 8 11.6" LED dis play. Win5 YR old Gelded wks, males & fema les. $60. HORSE dows 7. $300. 517-626-2133 Paint, $500. Also, 2 Call 989-708-2915. Mason whethered Pygmie Goats, $20. 449-3819 af ter 5pm MALTE S E CKC - S hots, wormed, vet checked. $350-$450. Call 517-5078628 or 517-267-9665. A AMISH LOG HEAD BOARD AND Q ueen Pillow MALTESE PUPPIES AKC Top Mattress S et. Brand shots, wormed. $500. Call new-never used, sell all for 517-627-6418, 517-614-9564 $275. 989-772-1517. MM MINIATURE PINSCHER A BED QUEN PILLOWTOP PUPS Purebred, cash only, mattress set, new in plas$200. Call 989-584-3059. tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. 1845 CA-SE SKID STER incl. a C n e d liv er. Tree spade & bucket. MINI AUSIES NSDR born 8$10,800. 517-669-9798, 51711 shots wormed. Parents 599-2852 A TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE on site. $400 (517)605-5837 MEMORY FOAM MATOwosso TRES SET Q ueen, newGLEANER M2 W/JD 643 CH, never used, as seen on TV, 18’ platfor m with SCH bar, MINI AUSTRALIAN with warranty. C ost always housed, $7,500. SHEPERD Pups Red Merles $1,800, S ell $695. Can De517-639-4607 and Red Tri’s, Beautifu l liver 989-832-2401. MM coat and markings, E xperienced breeder , Health BDRM. SET, QUEN size 4 guaranteed, $600. post bed/ head board, ( 9 8 9 ) 7 6 3 - 8 8 5 4 d resser w/mirror & sealed marble top. Ivory in color. WYRICK ORCHARD Must see! $1500/best. PIT BULL PUPS blue M-Sat .-10am.-6pm. S un., 517-703-1977 nose/brindle. 2 litters, Noon-6p.m. 5600 E . Parks shots, wormed & dews Rd., S t. Johns. We have: BEDROOM ARMOIRE C ream done. $200. 989-666-5818. E mpire, Delicious, C orw/pale flow ers, $200, & vatland’s, Pumpkin & S quash riety of original art. Call POMERANIAN PUPS ALL 517-332-3161. white. 2 males & 2 fema les $400-$450. S hots, wormed. 517-894-3361 KITTENS ADORABLE old. $10 each. Call 517-709-3059.




Land For Sale

COMMERCIAL AUCTION 100,240 SF Industri al Warehouse S tarting Bid: $750,000Mason Online Auction S tarts: 10/18 Dozens More / View Full Details RED,C LLC RE Brkr 6505355610

30 ACRE PARCEL with new polebarn, 10 acres wooded, great hunting & build ing site, 6 mi. W. of Alma/Gratiot C o. $95,000. EM C ETERY SPACES E astCall 989-763-9756. lawn Memorial Gardens , Okemos. Garden of Faith, 2 spaces side by side. InDIMONDALE 2 & 3.5 AC RE S cludes 2 vaults. Toda ys 9 mins. f rom Lansing & 7 price approx. $6000. S ell mins. f rom GM Delta Plant. for $3900. 989-235-6506. Private, trees, wild life. Land C ontract, starting at $39,900. 517-645-7476 or DEEPDALE CEMETERY 4 517-712-1372. spaces, choice location, redu ced to $1200 ea. or $4000 all 4. 517-882-3294.

Cemetery LotsMonuments

Lots 8 ACRE WOODED LOT in Delta Township on Pine Ridge Drive. $80K, terms. 517-627-7972

Apartments For Rent

Manufactured Homes 2001 SHULTZ mfg. home. 27x54 w/att’d garage 24x28, also covered rear porch, $59,900, psbl. short term contract. 499 S hade Tree Trail, S ycamore Village in Mason. 517-7492054, 517-628-2327



RELOCATE YOUR HOME AND SAVE! U p to $8,500 in relocation E xpenses, PLUS Discounted S ite Rent. $199*/mo. for 3 yrs. Amenities Include: µ C lubhouse µ Play Area µ Well MaintainedGrounds µ C onvenient Location µ E xcellent School S ystem µ On-S ite Management Call TODAY! S un Homes at Kensington Meadows (888)-605-2237 *Annual market

ACCORD PROPERTIES S tudios , 1 & 2 Bd rms. Lansing /E . Lansing Area. 517-337-7900 AIRPORT NEAR 2 bd rm, clean, $525. heat & water incl. $300 sec. dep. 517323-4164 or 517- 482-6079.

Old Orchard Apts. Holts Best Value $100 moves you in! "0" application fee & "0" sec. depos it 1 or 2 bd rms Apts. Call us toda y! 517-694-8975 condit ions apply

Mobile Homes For Sale

WINDOR ESTATE-S 1989 COMMODORE, 14’X74’ 2 bd rm., 2 bath, lg. liv. & din. rm. Kitchen w/nook. All appliances incl. WD, central air, f reshly painted. 8’x10’ porch. $5,500/best. 517-348-9334. Dimonda le.

September 26, 2010

Apartments East Lansing WORRY-FREE SENIOR LIVING

At Abbott Parkside S enior C ommunity û Large 1 & 2 bd rm apts for $695-800 û FREE HEAT! û Fun resident activities ûPrivate building with elevator system û Very C lose to all major shopping & entertainment û C overed parking available û Professiona l S taff Call toda y-- Apartments are going FAST!

OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Twp. Beautifu l clean 1 & 2 bd rms., hard wood floors, $525-$675, heat included. 517-896-0718. ST. JOHNS- INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOME.S Beautifu l Park setting. C lose to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 S unview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

WAVERLY/ WILLOW Large 2 bd rm, air, appliances, carpeting. Heat pd. $560 mo. Call 517-3519321 or 517-694-8988.

NO RENT UNTIL NOV. a C ll Toda y

DEER CREK MANOR IN WILLIAMSTON S tudio starting at $405 1 bd rm starting at $520 2 bd rm S tanda rd starting at $620 2 bd rm Deluxe starting at $720 2 bd rm Luxury starting at $790 Hurry, they are going f ast! Call C yndi 517-285-8343

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517-321-1765 EHO

S . SIDE very nice, clean, quiet 2 bd rm., $475, washer/d ryer hookup. 517-388-0584.

Apartments Suburbs BEACON


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


Apartments Lansing

GRAND LEDGE 2-3 bd rm. fir eplace, garage, central air, washer & d ryer, $750$850. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000 GRAND LEDGE quiet 1 bd rm. $455. 2 bd rm. $550. Inc. heat. For nonsmoking responsible indiv idu al or couple. No pets. 627-9085

HASLETT - 5705 Potter, near lake. Large 2 bd rm. 1.5 bath, fir eplace, central air. U tility room with washer/d ryer hookup. No pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-372-8000 or 517349-8345

HASLETT- NEAR LAKE 1 & 2 bd rm., From $395. "0" Deposit! 517-337-1133

HASLETT SCHOOL District S mall, 3 bd rm, no pets or smoking. Q uiet area. No WD hookup. $575. 517-339-8674

HOLT: 1 BE DROOM, $450 + depos it. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. C oin laundry. 1960 Aurelius Road. Busline. Applications, up f ront. ** 586-292-3681 **

Apartments Suburbs

KIWANIS VILLAGE MASON LARGE 3 bd rm., PORTLAND APTS A senior community 62 dow nstairs apt. Fireplace, has spacious airyears of age or dis abled of dec k, basement. $825 + condit ioned 2 bd rm apt any age. Located in Mautilities. 694-1755 d ays, homes read y for immedi son, MI is currently ac676-9178 wkends . C ell 505ate occupancy. Move in tocepting application for 1 5875. d ay for $299. Call 517-647bedr oom apartments. 4910 to tour your new U nits of barrier f ree des ign Move in o f r $199 when you home! may also be available. For sign a 12 mo. lease! affor able housing starting Forest View Apts, Haslett at $417 Call 517* Immedia te Occupancy 676-6290 * C ozy 1 bd rm apts $560 TDD # (800) 649WILLIAMSTON 2 BDRM., * PET WELCOME 3777 * S ingle level bldg w/ pri- 1 bath, recently remod eled, 1 car garage, $675 vate entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups mo. + utils. Call 517-2850575. in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * S torage access * Lovely wooded setting * C lose to everything MASON Call toda y for info and tour! 2 & 3 bd rm. fir eplace, 517-349-2250 central air, washer/ C ondit ions apply. d ryer. $750-$900. HASLETT Lakefr ont on 517-282-9669 Lake Lansing w/doc k, 517-349-8000 OKEMOS- CUT,E VERY PRIgazebo, beautifu l view. VATE, Lg. wooded lot. 1 patio or e d c k. Luxury 2 bd rm., enclosed garage & bd rm w/ offic e, condo/ dec k. U pgraded kitchen, apt. New maple kitchen, MASON LARGE 3 bd rm., bath & new wood flrs are black/ stainless appliandow nstairs apt. Fireplace, brightened by skylight & ces, carpet, air. W/D. some dec k, basement. $800 + open flr plan. Fireplace & fir eplace & granite, No big utilities. 694-1755 d ays, automatic garage door dogs , incl lawn, trash,snow 676-9178 wkends . C ell 505opener a plus. Incl. lower $895 to $975. 517-853-6307 5875 wkends & nights. level storage and WD hookup. $785. 517-899-0417

Condominiums For Rent

1st Mo. FREE Call Toda y

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Barn Work







ASPEN HOLLOW APTS Now Leasing 2 bd rm apts starting at $560/mo. Call or stop by toda y! 1402 Georgetown Blvd. 517-393-5444 AUTO OWNER/S WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bd rms, f rom $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153 BEECHFIELD E f f iciency thru 2 bedr oom, $325-$540. U tilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

DELUXE APT. RENT starts $550 util incl. Beautifu l 40x60 flow ered patio w/ built in charcoal grill. 517- 482-8196

DOWNTOWN 2 bd rm., 1100 sf, hard wood floors, laundry. $600+ util. 482-8771.

BARN ROOF We put steel roofs on high barns. Ask for John 616-527-3635.



Total Remodeling Interior & E xterior



Cleaning Service QUALITY HOUSECLEANING at an affor d able rate. Full service. Thurs.- Fri. 517-588-5896.

Computer Sales -Service ONE MONTH FRE!E NO APP FE!E

Great Location near I-96 Huge Walk-In C losets Laundry Rooms, Pool (517) 394-0550 C ondit ions Apply. www.woodb ridgelea

C MPUTER O REVIVER: U pgrades , internet repair, virus, spyware removal, d ata rec. 30 d ay wrnty. E rik 517-484-6364. Housecalls.

Concrete Work

2ND GENERATION DRYWALL 24 yrs. exp. repair, remodel & addit ions. Insured. Jeff (517)622-4360

ommunity Newspapers

Gary’s Drywall Finishing "U -Hang, We-Finish" 517-927-3853 garysd rywallfinis

Fencing FENCING sales, Installation & Repairs. S ince 1971 Free E stimates Gary S pidel 517-852-1724



GUILFORD’S Seamless Gutters 5” & 6” Gutters • Master Shields Gutter Protecion • Windows & Siding

For Free E stimate Call 517-669-8066

1-800-992-9917 EAVESTROUGH CLEANING & minor repair. Also Power Washing. Free estimates. Call (517) 322-4131

Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors • Refinish ing • Repairs • Installation

FR EE Estimates 39 3-0660 o r 49 0-869 6 Since 19 88

Furniture Repair SEAT


S pecializing in woven seat and back replacement. General wooden chair repairs, including stripping, refinis hing and regluing. Fair prices and timely work. Q uality service in the Lansing area since 1987. Call for infor mation and appointment. Holt.





Mowing, Vacation Mowing, S eeding, Tree Removal, Eav estrough C leaning, Garden Tilling, Bushes Trimmed, Bush Pulling


SIDING Since 1975

R. Knott S ervices

Licensed • Insured Free Estimates 517-649-2344 or

Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet for k work. We clean up scrap metal for f ree.

e Best Pric Around

Floor Services



EATON RAPIDS 1 bd rm. apt., a/c & appliances, $390/mo. + heat & elect. Water, sewer & trash service provided. Very clean & f resh paint. No pets, no smoking. Q uiet dow ntown bldg. 517-663-1834

Apartments Suburbs

Apartments Suburbs


CONCRET:E Only if you really want it done right. Ask your f riends and neighbors. 30+ yrs. experience. Call Don Sch roeder , 517-676-6809


Apartments Suburbs

Hauling-Trucking 517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. S enior dis c. Eav estrough C leaning. TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. hauled Yard & build. clean up, trees & bushes trimmed. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664

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

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

Senior Discount






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

Painting-Papering -Plastering

Home ImprovementRepairs

PAINTING PERFECTIONS. Int & ext. Q uality work. Refer ences, f ree est. (517)332-3281 or 290-4187. HOME RENOVATIONS Home remodeling & Hand yman services. Free est. Licensed. Call 517-862-6374

Wayne Shook

Landscaping ERICKSON

S ince 1986 Free E stimates 517-993-2052 (517) 694-7502


Pruning & trimming lawn repair, new lawns installed, seeding, sod, mulching, lands caping. Low Prices Free E stimates Licensed & Insured Call Toda y


Experienced Interior-Exterior Painting

Insured • Free Estimates • References

349-1814 LJ-0000859346-

Roofing-Siding Reliable C onstruction

42 years exp. S pecializing in shingled roof replacements, . Free E st. Lic. & Insur.

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



Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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

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

STUMP SERVICE • Fast Expert Service • Low Rates, FREE Quotes • Tree & Brush Removal • Gates & Backyards No Problem


It’s not too late to find a buyer for your camping gear. See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL

NEAR - 1 bd rm available. Rent $525, $525 sec. + application fee. U tilities included. No pets. Call 517-675-5143, leave message.

COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: 1 bedr oom Q uiet Area. No S moking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300

9/30/10 EHO

HOLT 2 bd rm., $3,500. Little work needed. Financing available. 866-694-0821.


Apartments Suburbs


increases apply. S ite rent returns to f ull market rate in 4th year. Home must satis f y community move-in requirements. E xpires

1 OF THE AREAS NEWEST 3 & 4 bd rm. for immedi ate move in. Private entry, personal WD. CALL TODAY! 517-887-1000

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION ? Call The Fair Housing C enter at: 1-877-979-FAIR.

Apartments Lansing


MORRISON LAKE - 3 bd rm. cottage with lake access. Incl. all appliances. Asking $79,900. Call Dar Benja min at: 517-881-3558

Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley

Commercial Warehouse


CottagesResorts For Sale


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517-897-3317 517-646-9108 51

Tree Service Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

(517) 857-2333 Expert Trimming & Removals Thinning, Elevating, *Fully Insured* Dead Limbing & Shaping *Free Advice* 60 ft. AERIAL WORK TRUCK Kyran VanSickle Owner/Certified Arborist QUALITY WORK EXCELLENT REFERENCES

Condominiums For Rent

Duplexes Townhomes

Duplexes For Rent

Homes For Rent

Duplexes Townhomes

Duplexes For Rent

Homes For Rent

GRAND LEDGE 714 E . Maple. 3 bd rm., 1.5 bath, 2 car garage, lg. yard. $975+ util. 482-8771


3 Bed/2 Bath, All Appliances, W/D, CA, 2-Car attached garage, No Application Fees Redu ced S ecurity Deposits. $799/mo. inc. site rent and trash removal. Call S un Homes at 1-888-894-3451 E xp. 9-30-10 EHO


Payments starting as low as $599/mo. 3 Bed/2 Bath, Over 1000 S q. Ft. All Appliances, W/D, CA, Holt Schools , Pet Friendly . No Application fees ! REDUCED S ecurity Deposits. Call S un Homes at Kensington Meadows Toda y! 1-888-258-2412 www.kensingtonmeadows. com E xp. 9-30-10 EHO

~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! S ection 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

LANSING HOME 2 story 3 bd rm., for mal dining ,new kitchen, Call 517-641-7271 or 517214-7648. LANSING HOME For rent. Neat & clean, 3 bd rm., 1st fl. laundry. Call 517-641-7271 or 517-214-7648.

MASON 600 E C olumbia. 2 bd rm., 1.5 baths, lg. yard, $750+ util. Call 517-482-8771. NICE

3 BDRM. house in quiet neighorhood on corner lot. Near busline, parks & schools. Hard wood floors, many upda tes, newer appliances. No pets. $750 /mo. + 1st mo dep. Ref. 517-204-2334

OKEMOS 2144 Kent S t. 2 bd rm., 2 bath, fin. bsmt., 1 car det . garage, great wraparound dec k. Newly remodeled, appliances, close to shopping/ busline. $1000+ util. S ec. dep. & application fee. 517-980-1014 OKEMOS SCHOOLSKEY S T O N E S ub. N. of Grand Rive on Okemos Rd. 4 bd rm., 3.5 bath in nice, quite neighborhood. Loft , kitchen, dec k, f ully fin. basement. $1,500/mo. + util. 517-402-3368

MOBILE HOME FOR rent Deposit required, no pets. S ec. 8 welcome. 517-482-4322

Out Of State For Rent ENGLEWOOD, FL. condo in 55+ comm. 5 min. f rom gulf. 2 BR-2BA. Fully f urn., newly remodeled w/new appliances. One car gar. 3, 6, 9, or 12 month terms. No smoking-No pets. $1,600 mo. w/util. incl. Pictures avail. 517-623-6190.

Room For Rent BUS

LINE Rooms w/private bath $350 all incl.; E fi ciency w/cooking $400; 2 bd rm. apt. $600 all incl. 1059 N. Larch S t. 2 bd rm. $550+ util. 919 S Holmes S t. 2 bd rm. $550+ util. Call 484-5619

Commercial For Rent

2002 POLAR KRAFT 14’ with 8hp Yamaha 4 stroke out PORTLAND- 3 bd rm., 1 bath board. 1 owner, incl. cusranch. 2 1/2 car garage, tom canopy, gas tank, two f ull bsmt., appliances, C /A, paddles . Less than 10 smoke f ree. No pets. Q uiet hours of use. $3000 or best subdiv ision. Near I96. $800 517-626-0400/517-930-4938 per mo., $700 sec. dep. Immedia te occupancy. 517647-2242. PONTOON 24’ 1991 S weetwater New floor & carpet, S . LANSING , 5142 BOGART Bimini top, 40 hp Johnson ST., 4 Bd rm., 1.5 bath motor $3500. 517-230-4745. home, 2 car garage, AC, $1,000; Near S . KMART, 708 Armstrong Rd., 2 bd rm., 1 bath d uplex, avail. 10/1, $550; Near I-96/Miller Rd., 6118 Grovenburg Rd., 2 S OFT bd rm., 1 bath, $600. ALL in 2 HARLEY HERITAGE TAILS, 2002’s, low mi., lots nice areas, have clean d ry of extras, like new, $10,000 bsmnts., fenc ed yard s, are ea. Call 517-543-5546. near bus, WD hookups. S ec. 8, pets & MSHDA OK. 517-410-7257. HONDA GOLDWING 1200 1985 Only 26,000 mi. New ST JOHNS 211 Wight S t. 3 tires, blue, extras, excelbd rm. home. No smoking lent, $3500. 517-230-4745. or pets. $750 mo + dep. & util. 989-224-7851


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ST. JOHN/S FOWLER S C HOOLS -4 bd rm. f armhouse + liv. & din. rm., of fic e & playroom. 1 car at- 1997 HOLIDAY RAMBLER VACATIONER 32’ C lass A, tached garage, large yard. comp. f urn., low mi. 27,786. $800+ util. 517-449-5392. $11,000/obo. 517-675-5262. ST JOHNS – Only $340/Mo! Lease to COACHMAN, SLEPS 6, self Own! Your Own Home! cont., air. 3000#. $1900 Over 1,500 sq.ft . New Car w/station wagon $3900. pet & Paint ~ Many more 517-669-9680, 517-256-6830 to choose f rom!! THE MEADOWS (989) 224-7707

ST JOHNS: Two bd rm immaculate ranch with 1 1/2 baths, partial finis hed bsmt., det ached two car garage, W/D hookup, private yard, yard maintenance incld. No pets. 306 N. Morton S t., $850.00 (989)640-1412 WAVERLY 2 BDRM home, appliances, W/D hookup, garage, large yard, $650 +. Also, spacious upper d uplex, 2 bd rms., appliances, garage, $625 +. No smoking or pets. Safe, quiet, private park. 517-484-8220.

WILLIAMSTON - 5 bd rm., 3 bath, split level country home on 5 acres. 2 car garage. Gorgeous dec k, pet okay. Horse run-in - horse okay. 20 minutes f rom MS.U $1,500/mo. 231-258LAN S IN G - 2 bd rm houses 3413 & 2 bd rm d uplexes and apts. $600-$675. Local Email the Lansing Community owner cell 989-550-1181. Newspapers 24/7 at:

p STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF INGHAM NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s E state FILE NO. E state of Betsy Lou Robson Date of birth: 4-14-42 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , Betsy Lou Robson, Deceased, who lived at 611 N Fairview, Lansing, Michigan died 6/26/2010. C redit ors of the dec edent are notified that all claims against the estate will be for ever barred unless presented to George B Robson, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 313 W. Kalamazoo S treet, Lansing, MI 48933 and the named/ proposed personal representative within 4 months af ter the d ate of publication of this notice.

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Dated: 8/25/2010 George B Robson 606 Grove S t Petoskey, MI 49770 231-758-2150 TC-8635 61 9/26/10 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF INGHAM NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s E state FILE NO. 10-1325-DE E state of Marian H Brainerd Date of birth: 11-5-25 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , Marian H Brainerd, who lived at 3895 Raleigh, Okemos, MI died 812-10 C redit ors of the dec edent are notified that all claims against the estate will be for ever barred unless presented to Polly M Brainerd,

Legals y d, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 313 W. Kalamazoo S treet, Lansing, MI 48933 and the named/ proposed personal representative within 4 months af ter the d ate of publication of this notice. Dated: 9-7-2010 Polly M Brainerd 200 Frost Rd Williamston, MI 48895 517-230-2731 TC-8635 60 9/26/10



Notice is hereby given that the Township Board of the C harter Township of Meridia n will hold a Public Hearing on the 2011 Township Budget for the fis cal year ending December 31, 2011 on Tuesd ay, October 5, 2010, not earlier than 6:00 p.m. in the Township Hall Room of the Meridia n Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864-1198 (517-8534000). This public hearing will be televised on C hannel 21, HOM-TV. C opies of the proposed budget are on file and available to the public d uring offic e hours [8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Monda y through Frida y] at the Offic e of the Township C lerk. C opies are also available at the Haslett and Okemos public libraries and posted on the Township’s website at www.meridia C itizens are welcome to attend. C itizens attending the hearing have the right to provide written or oral comment and ask questions concerning the entire budget . Written comments/communications should be submitted to the C lerk’s Offic e on or befor e noon, Frida y, October 1, 2010, by any of the follow ing means: 1) Hand Delivery 2) Mail to: Township Board C harter Township of Meridia n 5151 Marsh Road Okemos, MI 48864-1198 3) Faxed to 517-853-4096 c/o C lerk Helmbrecht 4) S ubmitted on the web at: ex.asp?Type= DYNAFORM&S E C = %7b9879DB340DFD-40F2-8BE8-413 A7D0A3756%7d The div isions of the proposed 2011 Budget are General Fund, Public Works Funds , S pecial Revenue Funds , Debt S ervice Funds and Internal S ervice Funds .



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- 112 W. Thomas, 3 BDRM., ENCLOSED MASON2 BDRM., 2 bath, O back S UTHEAST LANSING 3 LANSING comletely remodeled, 2 1st floor unit, central air, porch, f ree Granger servbd rm., 2 baths, loft , air, bd rm., 1 bath, central air, wooded view. ice, very clean house, no bsmt., dec k, great neighWD hookup. Fenced in Washer/d ryer in unit, 1 car pets. $750 mo. 517-388borhood. No pets. $755 + yard. Near school & park. garage. No pets, no smok2661. depos it. 517-393-8970. $595 + util. & dep. ing. $700+ utilities. 517517-627-3552 256-4444 AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bd rms, S ection 8 OK. MASON- LESLIE AREA 3010 Pets OK. Move in speAnnis Rd. Beautifu l councial! Flexible terms try setting, 2 story + f ull available. $395-$1095. 5826 ORC HARD CT. C lean 3 bsmt. 3 bd rms., 1 1/2 517-651-1374 bd rm, 1½ bath, f ull basebaths, kitchen, dec k off BLUE WATER VILLAGE ment with W/D hookup. dining area, liv. rm., att. Dimonda le, near GM Delta New carpet, appliances. garage, W/D hookup, plant. New 2 & 3 bd rms, 2 Fenced backyard, private appli. f urn., $825 sec. dep. CHARLOTTE baths, starting at $700 dec k. C entral air. $800 + $825 mo. + utils. C redit & trash incl. all applian4968 Wheaton Rd., utils. 517-332-9255. check. No pets, no smokces, bsmt., pets welcome. 4 bd rm., 1.5 bath 2 story ing. 517-589-8362. Call 517-749-1714 or 2000+ sq. f t. f armhouse. BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SET 517-372-6250 Full bsmnt., f uel oil heat. Okemos Schools . TING, 3 bd rm dow nstairs MASON 517-622-6059 1685 S tillman. 2 bd rm., 1.5 unit, plenty of storage, gaor bath, completely remod rage & barn on 5 acres, www.sund a ncefa milyhomecenter. eled, on 2 acres. Att’d 1 car GRAND LEDGE LG 2 most pets welcome. com garage. $800+ utilities. No bd rm Townhouse, 1.5 Laingsburg. 10 mins. to Ipets/ smoking. For more bath, f ull bsmt, garage, 69 or 127. $650 mo. + half info., 517-930-1575 $695+ utilities. Newly utils. 989-627-3855. remodeled. DEWITT 3 BDRM, 1 car 517-339-2486 garage, No basement. WEBBERVILLE2 bd rm. GREAT LOCATION IN $800/mo + util & dep. d uplex, 2 car garage, Groesbeck. 4 bd rm., 2 NO PET!S 517-669-9798 $740/mo. 517-521-3242 or bath. Open flr . plan, bonus GRAND LEDGE: U pda ted lg. 810-923-0910. f amily room, hard wood 1200 sq. f t., 2 bd rm., + flrs., dis hwasher, washer/ bsmnt., laundry. 1.5 bath, 2 d ryer, fenc ed yd. Pets EATON RAPIDS story. Garage, lg. kitchen WILLIAMSTON2 BDRM, okay. $1,100/mo. 10929 Bunker Hwy, & bd rms,. w/balcony. NEW APPLIANCES & car517-420-7554 3 bd rm., 2 bath, 1344 sq. Fresh paint, newer carpet. peting. kitchen, dining f t., ranch home. Full No big dogs . $750 + util. room, liv. room & dec k. bsmnt., 2 car garage. 517-853-6307 C lose to dow ntown & $850/mo. +. HOLT schools. $550/mo. 517517-622-6059 2 bd rm. d uplexes. 655-1743 or Nice yard. $650 & $560 MASON LARGE upda ted 2 www.sunda ncefa milyhome water & sewer included. bd rm., 2 story + bsmnt. 517-694-1899. laundry hookup, carport, WILLIAMSTON DUPLEX fir eplace. Patio w/ courtNEW construction, 4 yard. Newer carpet, applibd rm., 1 1/2 baths, launances, laminante & paint. HOLT- 2 LG bd rms, 1 bath, d ry, all appliances includ EATON RAPIDS Trash, lawn, major snow 2 story, large kitchen, cened. $950 mo. 517-202-6886. 11727 Bunker Hwy, incl. No big dogs . Nice tral air, washer/d ryer, ex2 bd rm., 1 bath, 1408 sq. area. $715 +. tra clean, f ull bsmt, gas f t., 2 story f armhouse. 517-853-6307. heat, small pets ok. Full michigan bsmnt. 517-468-3963 $650/mo. +. Avail. 9/1 517-622-6059 MASON: MOVE IN CLEAN! 3BR, 1.5BA, or S P E C I A L . 2 BR, 1 bath HOLT 2124 PLEASANT VIEW W/D hookup, Dishwasher, www.sunda ncefa milyhome shared bsmt. with locked 2 bd rm., f ull bsmt., Air, Private Drive, Yard, storage/laundry, air, fengarage, fenc ed yard, S hed. No smoking or pets. ced backyard. $610 mo. $750+ util. (517) 482-8771 $750/mth includes water & 517-230-3885,517-202-1781 sewer. 517-507-3887 GRAND LEDGE 1 bd rm., on the river, patio dec k, f urnished, washer & d ryer, 10 mo. lease. Call 602-3009672.

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BMW 750IL 2007 $36,500/OBO Blk on blk, 37K mi., Wrnty til 01/12, 21’’ BMW whls 517-303-5060

CROWN VICTORIA, 1997 $1200/BEST 100K+ mi., Runs good, many new parts. Good condit ion. 517-507-8432 TAURUS SE 2000 $3,400 6 cyl, auto, pwr S eats, 103000mi., Blue, nice car 517-525-3311

Buick BUICK ’94 $2900 5.1 Wagonmaster E state. High mi. Trailer pkg. Good cond. C ell 517-256-6830 517-669-9680 REGAL LS 2003 4 d r. S eda n, V6, loaded, E xcellent cond.

$5000 sunroof, leather 517-349-3416

Honda IC VIC EX, 2004 $9,400 38K hwy. mi. S ilver, grey int., sunroof, newer tires. Good condit ion 989-682-4339

Cadillac CADILLAC ALLANTE 1989 C onvertible, low mi.


$8000 517-626-6662

JAGUAR VANDENPLAS 1986 Black, doe skin int., 68,000 mi. Good cond.

CORVETTE 2008 $42,900 V8, Nav igation, Leather, 9500mi., Orange 517-646-5952 VENTURE, 1999 111K mi., one owner. Good condit ion.



TOWN CAR 2001 $4990 Premium S ound, Navy blue, tan lthr 135Kmi, loaded 517-410-7966

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Dodge 2500 PICK UP, 2001 $7500 57K mi., 2wd, clean, AC, AM/FM cassette. Good condit ion. 269-763-2921

MERCEDES BENZ 560 SL 1989 $15,000 White, Parchment int., 56,000 mi. E xcellent cond. 517-896-6875

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CHEROKEE SPORT 4WD 2001 $6,900 Airbags, AC, Power doors/windows, 86500mi., Blue 517-575-7452


COBALT LT 2007 COUPE $8900 52500mi, 4cyl, Red, Auto start, nonsmoker, CLEAN 517-719-8765





Mini Vans PONTIAC MONTANA SV6 2006 6 cyl, Lthr, DVD, 61250mi., Gray

$11,400 517-321-7873

Pontiac BONNEVILLE SLE 1999 $2,500 150k, 3800V6, N ice paint & leather, runs good. 517-214-3222 GRAND PRIX 2002 $4300 White, S poiler, A/C , All Power, CD, High Mileage 517-712-7884

HUMMER H2 SUT 2006 $32,900 C hrome PKG, Ad venture S eries Pkg. 37,548 miles 517-388-0197 CHEVY S -10 ’82 82k mi., V6, 4 speed. Must see.

$2300 517-267-9276

CHEVY SUBURBAN LT 1500 2002 $5900 5.3L, all pwr, new tires, wheel barings & f uel pump E xcellent cond. 517-525-0445


GRAND AM SE 2002 $4800 3.4, 4DR, Auto, S ilver, 113K, new tires, sunroof, sharp 517-625-6601

CHEVY VENTURE LT 2001 $5950 Loaded, 98K mi., burgundy over lt gray, pwr sliders 517-230-4745

AZTEK 2003 $6499/OBO Red, 92k, pwr w/l, 6 d sk cd, non smoker, CLEAN 517-303-5100

CHEVY UPLANDER LS 2008 $11,800/OBO 7 pass., 3.9 V6, 43,000 mi., S teel blue over light gray 517-230-4745

Sport Utility Vehicles FORD EXPLORER LIMITED 2005 $12,250 All Whl Drive, V8, Lthr, DVD, 99750mi., Black 517-974-5331 GMC ENVOY SLT 2004 $12,750 6 cyl, S unroof, Lthr, 81000mi., Black 248-321-3854 NISAN PATHFINDER LE 2003 BLUE $8,999 6 cyl, lthr, 105000mi. 4wd, moonroof, new tires 517-449-4834


Automobiles Wanted VEHICLES WANTED Cas h money, Free towing. Call Anytime.

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Junk Cars Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS 7-da ys per week!!!

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PAYING TOP $ For j unk cars, trucks or vans. C lean yard = happy wife. 517-543-0825, 517-588-1518

COROLLA LE 2010 $12,950 ASKING PRICE White w/gray cloth, pw, pl, cruise, CD, 32K mi. f actory warranty 517-202-3687

BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737

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TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Zoning Amendment #10060 Ordina nce N o. 2010-13

Date passed: S eptember 21, 2010 Nature of the ordina nce: A request to amend section 86591 of the C ode of Ordina nces to limit the height of parapet walls Full text available at: Meridia n Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridia n Township S ervice C enter, 2100 Gaylord C . S mith C t. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School S treet Harris Nature C enter, 3998 Van Atta Road S nell Towar Recreation C enter, 6146 Porter Avenue Meridia n S enior C enter, 4000 N. Okemos Road The Township Website www.twp.meridia USAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR


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Respectf ully submitted, Kathleen B. McQu een, C lerk DBR/TC-863002


On S eptember 22, 2010 the follow ing minutes of the proceed ings of the Meridia n Township Board were sent for posting in the follow ing locations: Meridia n Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridia n Township S ervice C enter, 2100 Gaylord C . S mith C ourt Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School Harris Nature C enter, 3998 Van Atta Road S nell Towar Recreation C enter, 6146 Porter Ave. and the Township Web S ite www.meridia S eptember 7, 2010 Regular Meeting S eptember 14, 2010 Budget Deliberations Meeting SUAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR


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TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE S pecial U se Permit #10131 (Meridia n Township) Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Planning C ommission of the C harter Township of Meridia n will hold a public hearing on Monda y October 11, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., in the Meridia n Township Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos (phone 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a special use permit. Meridia n Township has requested a special use permit to relocate the Haslett branch of the Capi tal Area District Library into a building owned by Haslett Pubic Schools’ addr essed as 1590 Franklin S treet. The site is zoned RB (S ingle Family-High Density) resident ial. Infor mation may be examined at the Department of C ommunity Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monda y through Frida y. Mary Helmbrecht, CMC Township C lerk TC-863417



TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE False Alarm Fees Ordina nce N o. 2010-14

Date passed: S eptember 21, 2010 Nature of the ordina nce: A request to amend S ections 181 and 18-15 of the C ode of Ordina nces by addr essing the assessment process of fees for f alse alarms and emergency response costs Full text available at: Meridia n Township Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road Meridia n Township S ervice C enter, 2100 Gaylord C . S mith C t. Hope Borbas Okemos Branch Library, 4321 Okemos Road Haslett Branch Library, 5670 School S treet Harris Nature C enter, 3998 Van Atta Road S nell Towar Recreation C enter, 6146 Porter Avenue Meridia n S enior C enter, 4000 N. Okemos Road The Township Website www.twp.meridia SUAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR






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September 26, 2010

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by S upervisor Schneider . Members present were S upervisor Schneider , C lerk McQu een, Treasurer Garrity, Trustees C lark, C urtis, Pett and Puttler. Also present were S uperintendent Feltman, C ode E nfor cement Offic er C ypher, Police C hief Rose, C linton C ounty Drain C ommissioner Hanses, C ounty C ommissioners Heidema n and S tacey and numerous township residents. ACTION: 1. Approved the agenda as printed. 2. Approved the consent agenda to receive and file the Farmers Market Board minutes of June 28, 2010 and July 26, 2010, Building Authority minutes of S eptember 15, 2010 and Police & Fire Board minutes of July 14, 2010. Approved the payment of the General Fund vouchers #38250-#38321, void #38293 in the amount of $85,088.71, Payroll vouchers #19921-#19943 and Direct Deposits #669-#677 in the amount of $60,966.13, S ewer Fund vouchers #2702-#2707 in the amount of $320,958.80. 3. Approved the regular Board meeting minutes of S eptember 7, 2010 with corrections. Approved the S pecial Board meeting minutes of S eptember 14, 2010 as printed. 4. Recessed the regular meeting at 7:07 p.m. and called to order the Public Hearing on the Remy-C handler Drain S pecial Assessments. The Public Hearing was closed at 8:00 p.m. and the regular meeting was called back to order . 5. Approved the Resolution C onfir ming 2010 RemyC handler Inter-C ounty Drain S pecial Assessment Roll and Authorizing Installment Payments. 6. Authorized the purchase of the OSSI Police S oft ware. 7. Approved the E mployment C ontract for S uperintendent Feltman. C ounty C ommissioner Report given. S uperintendent’s Report - Written and verbal report given. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

1. ZBA CASE NO. 10-10-13-1 JIM BELLEFEUIL 155 W. SHERWOOD ROAD, OKEMOS, MI 48864 DESCRIPTION: 155 W. S herwood Road TAX PARCEL: 24-401-008 ZONING DISTRICT: RR (Rural Resident ial) The applicant is requesting to construct an accessory structure (garage) which encroaches into the f ront yard ; therefor e the applicant is requesting a variance. 2.ZBA CASE NO. 10-10-13-2 MICHELLE CULLIVER, 2465 SMALL ACRES LANE, OKEMOS, MI 48864 DESCRIPTION: 2465 S mall Acres Lane TAX PARCEL: 21-105-011 ZONING DISTRICT: RAA (S ingle Family, Low Density) The applicant is requesting to construct a wall which exceeds the allowed height; therefor e the applicant is requesting a variance. 3. ZBA CASE NO. 10-10-13-3 STEVEN MARQUIE, 4565 HAWTHORN LANE, OKEMOS, MI 48864 DESCRIPTION: 4565 Hawthorn Lane TAX PARCEL: 20-378-008 ZONING DISTRICT: RR (Rural Resident ial) The applicant is requesting to construct an accessory structure (garage) which encroaches into the f ront yard ; therefor e the applicant is requesting a variance. 4. ZBA CASE NO. 10-10-13-4 JIM COMPARONI, 2569 KOALA DRIVE, EAST LANSING, MI 48823 DESCRIPTION: 2569 Koala Drive TAX PARCEL: 17-280-015 ZONING DISTRICT: RA (S ingle Family, Mediu m Density) The applicant is requesting to construct a dec k and pergola which do not meet required setbacks, therefor e the applicant is requesting a variance. 5. ZBA CASE NO. 10-10-13-5 VLAHAKIS COMPANIES, 4900 MONTROSE AVENUE SUITE 100, OKEMOS, MI 48864 DESCRIPTION: 2650 Grand River Avenue TAX PARCEL: 17-460-018 ZONING DISTRICT: C -2 (C ommercial) The applicant is requesting to install a f ree-standing sign which exceeds the maximum allowed surf ace dis play area and does not meet the required setback, and a request to install an addit ional wall sign; therefor e the applicant is requesting variances. Infor mation regarding the request may be examined at the Department of C ommunity Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monda y through Frida y. C omments may be made in writing addr essed to the Zoning Board of Appeals at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864 or may be made at the hearing.


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Roadshow Comes to Brighton & Okemos! Got Gold? This week, visitors can cash in on antiques, collectibles, gold, silver, coins or just about anything that is old.

By Jason Delong Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER Clean out your attics, closets and lock boxes, because the Roadshow is coming to Brighton and Okemos. Roadshow experts are in town examining antiques, collectibles, gold

“U.S. coins made before 1964 are most sought after by collectors. Coins made before 1964 are 90% silver and valuable because of the silver content or could be worth even more if one happens to be a rare date.” and silver. While the Roadshow will accept anything that’s old, they will

be focusing on gold and silver coins made before 1964, military items, toys and trains, musical instruments, pocket and wrist watches. Scrap gold is expected to be a popular category this week due to soaring gold prices. Expert buyers for the Roadshow have noticed a tremendous increase in the amount of gold coming to the Roadshow and for good reason. Record gold prices have Roadshow guests cashing in on broken jewelry or jewelry they don’t wear anymore with our “fair and honest” purchase offers. The Roadshow encourages anyone planning a visit to take a minute and examine their jewelry box or their lock box at the bank and gather anything that’s gold. If a guest is not sure if something is gold, bring it anyway and the Roadshow staff

will test it for free. Other gold items of interest include gold coins, gold ounces, gold proof sets and dental gold. Other types of items Roadshow experts hope to see include old toys and train sets. Archie Davis, road-

show toy expert spoke about some of the top toys getting great offers. “Old tin windup toys from the late 1800’s through the 1960’s are in great demand now.” said Davis, “Especially those that are character related. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, the Flintstones or any character toys are sought. Old Buddy L toys from the 1920’s to 1960’s are in demand.” Basically any toys made before 1965 are wanted. Train sets made by Above • A Gentleman sits with Mike Delong with anticipa- Lionel, American Flyer, tion as the Roadshow Expert examines his collectibles.

Marklin and others have the potential to fetch high prices. Davis also stressed, “Toys with boxes and in mint condition bring sensational prices. Most of the toys that come to the Roadshow are not in perfect shape but can still bring good prices from collectors.” When expert Tom Fuller was asked what he enjoyed most about working at the Roadshow, he was quick to answer “Old coins and paper currency. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with collecting coins. I would go through the change in my parents grocery store looking for rare dates and errors. Once, I found a silver quarter that I sold for $300.00. Not bad for an 8 year old.” Fuller went on to explain that any U.S. coins made before 1964 are most sought after by collectors.

Sept. 28th - Oct. 2nd and

“If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for top dollar. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Courtyard by Marriott in Brighton and the Hampton Inn & Suites in Okemos, Tuesday through Saturday.” els, which are valuable from one coin to an entire truckload. See you at the Roadshow.” said Fuller.

Gold and Coin Prices High, Cash In Now

Tuesday - Friday: 9AM - 6PM

Coins made before 1964 are 90% silver and valuable because of the silver content or could be worth even more if one happens to be a rare date. “We help people sort through their coins for unique dates. We buy all types of coins at the Roadshow from wheat pennies to buffalo nick-

Saturday: 9AM - 4PM



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Directions: (810) 225-9200

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The Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow event runs Tuesday through Saturday in Brighton and Okemos.

Is Your Family Attic Flled With Old And Forgotten Memories?

Most pre-1964 bisque, china, paper mâché, wood, and wax dolls are considered desirable by collectors. If your doll has original clothing, wigs, shoes and undergarments, that increases its value. Many toy cars, robots, Tonka and trains made before 1964 are wanted by International Collectors Association members as well.


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Cash in with the power of the International Collectors Association. Members are looking for the following types of items!

• Gather items of interest (as explained below) from your attic, garage, basement, etc. There is no limit to the amount of items you can bring • No appointment necessary • If interested in selling, we will consult our collector’s database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers in our database

• The offer is made on the spot on behalf of our collectors making the offer • If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay you on the spot and ship the item to the collector. The collector pays all shipping and handling charges. • You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees

• COINS Any and all coins made before 1964. This includes all silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! • GOLD & SILVER PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH! for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Kruggerands, Gold bars Canadian Maple Leafs, etc. • JEWELRY Gold, Silver, Platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and all types of stones, metals, etc. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, all others including broken jewelry. Early costume jewelry wanted. • WATCHES & POCKET WATCHES Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Chopard, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others. • TOYS, TRAINS & DOLLS All types of toys made before 1965 including: Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery toys, Mickey Mouse, train sets, all gauges, accessories, individual cars, Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains, Barbie Dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple, Characters, German, all makers accepted. • MILITARY ITEMS, SWORDS Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, etc. Items of interest include swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear, letters, The older the swords, the better. All types wanted. • ADVERTISING ITEMS Metal and Porcelain signs, gas companies, beer and liquor makers, automobile, implements, etc.

“It’s a modern day gold rush,” said Roadshow President, Jeff Parsons. Gold is now trading near 40 year highs, and you can cash in at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. All types of gold are wanted, including gold coins, Krugerrands, Maple Leafs, and other gold bars, etc. All gold jewelry, including broken jewelry is accepted. Anything gold and silver is wanted. We represent many of the world’s top numismatic coin collectors. We have been directly involved in millions of dollars worth of rare cash and coin sales over the past 15 years. Our private collectors are seeking all types of rare coins and currency. We have the resources available to pay you top prices for all types of rare coins or entire collections. We can arrange a private discreet meeting with you at your bank or in one of our private suites. Whether you are ready to sell your life long collection or you are settling an estate we are at your service. We are professional, honest and discreet.