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E.L.P.D chief to leave for post in Texas By DAWN PARKER

“I’ve been here 25 years, and I love the people I work with. It’s a tough thing it’s like leaving your family.” — Tom Wibert

EAST LANSING - Police Chief Tom Wibert will be the next chief in New Braunfels, Texas. Wibert accepted the position Oct. 5. He is a thirdgeneration East Lansing Police Department officer who has served with the department since 1985 and as its chief since Wibert May 2005. “I am excited, but the hard part is leaving the people here. There are great people at the East Lansing Police Department,” Wibert said. Wibert’s last day with East Lansing will be Sunday, Oct. 31. His first day in his new position will be Monday, Nov. 8. East Lansing City Manager Ted Staton said there is no process in place yet to determine Wibert’s successor. There will be a need

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Happy moment for Coach Jeff Smith Jeff Smith (center), long-time football and track coach for East Lansing, is surrounded by friends and former players Friday, Oct. 1. A special ceremony took place to honor Smith, who coached varsity football and taught math at East Lansing from 1971 until his retirement in 2003. The football field was officially named Jeff Smith Field. Smith compiled a 293-93-2 career record, ranking him ninth in Michigan history in total victories. His teams won one state title, in 1991, and finished as the runner-up three other times. He was inducted into the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame, is an original member of the Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame and a recipient of the prestigious Jim Crowley Award, and was honored in 2006 with the Duffy Daugherty Award.

for an interim command structure, Staton added, and he expects to make that announcement by month’s end. “I can’t think of a chief that was more highly regarded by his officers that Tom has been,” Staton said. “He is admired by his peers and his subordinates, he has earned respect from those who worked with him outside the city, and he will be missed.” By DAWN PARKER Wibert was selected out of 96 applicants, and was chosen over Long Beach, MERIDIAN TWP. - It’s no secret loCalif. deputy chief Jeffrey cal governments are hurting for monCraig. ey. The culprit in many cases has been See Wibert/page 8 Proposal A, which passed in 1994. Pro-

Override of Headlee crucial

Major cuts will occur in Meridian

posal A restricts the amount of local property taxes collected for local government to the rate of inflation or 5 percent, whichever is lower. Its author, Richard Headlee, helped put that restriction in place in an era when property values rose sharply each year. Did Headlee, who died in 2004, envision a time when property values would decline? There’s no way of knowing, but what is known is the money which

used to be there no longer is. Meridian Township’s Board is hoping voters value the services they receive from the township enough to approve a request for a Headlee override millage on Tuesday, Nov. 2. If approved, the millage would provide $550,000 in 2011 and $1.3 million in 2012. The amount asked for represents 79 cents per $1,000 of state equalized See Headlee/page 12


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News in brief East Lansing Library will hold fall used book sale

LCC, Clean Cities to host alternative fuels program

The Friends of the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbott Road, will hold a fall used book sale at the library from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. The sale offers fiction and nonfiction books for readers of all ages. Records are also available. Hardcover books are $1, paperbacks are 50 cents and all childrens’ books are 25 cents. There will be a table of collectible, higher priced, rare books for sale. With a $2 admission fee, shoppers will be allowed to get a head start on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. for best selection. On Sunday between 1 and 3 p.m., there will be a $3 bag day. Proceeds from the sale go toward buying library materials that are above and beyond the library’s budget. Donated books may be dropped off at the library during open hours. For volunteer opportunities or for more information about the sale, call (517) 351-2420.

Lansing Community College will partner with the Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities to host a one-day program on alternative fuels and vehicles on Friday, Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at LCC’s West Campus in Delta Township. Registration includes a continental breakfast, a selection of programs, and a luncheon for all attendees, presenters and sponsors. The event is free but registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact

Kiwanis Club of Okemos to hold meeting Oct. 12

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Haslett Soccer Club teams with Graff Chevrolet Graff Chevrolet of Okemos presents a check of $500 to Haslett Soccer Club at the Haslett Vikings home soccer game on Sept. 22. (L to R) Kelly Jacobs, Matt Sloan of GraffChevrolet, Marci Harp and Haslett Soccer Club Coach Mike Ngonyani. Graff Chevrolet is teaming up with Haslett Soccer Club to provide the club’s players and coaches with soccer kits filled with equipment bags, soccer balls, sport cones, practice jerseys and t-shirts. Haslett Soccer Club will have the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fund-raising opportunity where one recipient will win his or her choice of a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu. Another winner will receive a Home Entertainment Package. Graff Chevrolet and other Lansing-area Chevrolet dealerships are donating these prizes to participating leagues in the area. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the leagues, and they can use the funds in any way they choose.

The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will hold its weekly dinner meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Okemos Community Church 4734 N. Okemos Road, in Okemos, at 6 p.m. The program will be Growing the Membership for More Service to the Community by Fred Model, membership growth chair for the Michigan District of Kiwanis International. Call Terry at (517) 349-2028 for more information. Contact Jay Hanks at (517) 625-6341 or to volunteer. Volunteers needed for

Red Cedar River clearing Meridian Township Parks and the Lansing Oar and Paddle Club have teamed up to clear some of the fallen trees and log jams out of the Red Cedar River. As a wooded river, the Red Cedar has an ongoing problem with fallen trees and branches which make navigation for canoeists and kayakers difficult. The low water level this fall has provided a great opportunity for reaching some of the more troublesome log jams. The clearing project will include the stretch of river from Meridian Road to Okemos Road and will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23. Volunteers should meet in the Harris Nature Center parking lot at 9 a.m.

Velocity to host ‘Zumba Feel the Music’ Oct. 10 Velocity Fit Club, 1925 W. Grand River, Okemos, will host “Zumba Feel the Music” to benefit the American Cancer Society from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct 10. The event is planned as a 90-minute “dance-off,” and welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Zumba is a popular form of dance fitness which incorporates Latin and international music with dance moves. For more information or to register, call (517) 347-9970, go online to or send an e-mail to


convention forum to be held Oct. 13 Thomas M. Cooley Law School and the League of Women Voters of the Lansing Area are co-sponsoring a Michigan Constitutional Convention Forum Wednesday, Oct. 13, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Cooley Center, 300 S. Capitol, Lansing. For questions, contact Professor Dorean Koenig at (517) 290-5909, or Kathy Esselman, president of the League of Women Voters-Lansing Area, at (517) 351-0417; e-mail: This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 911 of the Cooley Center.

Local Funeral home will offer grief support group

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nesses in downtown East Lansing — creating jobs and diversifying an already viable downtown. The open house will provide participants with information on the financial and technical assistance available through the program. Through a new partnership, the Downtown East Lansing Cultural Entrepreneurship Program will now be co-administered by the Arts Council of Greater Assistance Lansing and the City of East Lansing. The Arts Council The Downtown East will provide promotion of Lansing Cultural Entreprethe program on behalf of neurship Program is designed to assist local artists, the City, as well as support creative entrepreneurs, and to program participants. “We are pleased to partarts-based businesses with starting and sustaining cre- ner with the City of East Lansing in supporting arts ative and profitable busi-

EAST LANSING — The City of East Lansing and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 13 to share exciting information about the Downtown East Lansing Cultural Entrepreneurship Program. The open house will take place from 4-6 p.m. at the Spartan Dance Center, 217 Albert St.

and culture as a basis for economic development,” said Leslie Donaldson, Arts Council executive director. “By encouraging the growth of new retail and art-based businesses, this program will benefit our local economy, area artists and downtown East Lansing.” “Our new partnership with the Arts Council represents another step in leveraging additional regional resources,” said East Lansing Department of Planning & Community Development Director Tim Dempsey. “This will allow the city to further the culture of creativity and innovation in the downtown.”

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“Chasing Rabbits” exhibit, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, during library hours. Williamston artist, Jeannie West, “Chasing Rabbits.” Info: 347-2021 , " “Sharing Water Media Impressions, the Pond and Beyond”, East Lansing Public Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, on display during library hours in October. A collection of paintings by Jeanne Curtis. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library. No reception. Info: 351-2420,


“E.L. Think You Can Dance”, Spartan Dance Center, 217 Ann St., East Lansing, auditions 8-10 p.m. Sept. 22, Sept. 29; finals competition showcase 8-10 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Post. SDC invites dancers and the public to participate in its dance competition. Contestants will compete for tickets to attend the Detroit appearance of FOX network’s “So You Think You Can Dance” tour on Oct. 20. Other prizes will be awarded to the top contestants and attendees. Live DJ and performances by local dance groups. Ages 18 and older. Sign up online or call. Info: 999-5415, "


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


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Odyssey of the Mind, Chippewa Middle School, Food lab classroom, 4000 Okemos Rd, Okemos, 7 p.m. Mondays. A creative team experience for middle school and high school. Create a complicated mechanical device and produce a play using the

device. Have fun while becoming a visionary. Info: 803-8047. Cost: $60 donation.


Empowered Childbirth Classes, Greenhouse Birth Center, 1831 Newman Road, Okemos, classes are offered from 7-9:15 p.m Tuesdays. This six-week series addresses natural childbirth and additional topics such as postpartum care, breastfeeding and newborn care. A partner or birth support person that will be with the birthing mother during labor and birth are strongly encouraged to participate. Call to register. Info: 349-2620, Cost: $150 for six weeks. Glass Jewelry & Fusing Classes with Jan Schrader, Delphi Glass Creativity Center, 3380 E. Jolly Road, Lansing, 9 a.m. Oct. 15. Take a class, or three, with glass jewelry and fusing artist Janet Schrader. An accomplished artist and instructor, she will be teaching three different hands-one, one-day workshops covering a variety of subjects. Register by calling Delphi Glass at (800) 248-2048 or by e-mail at classes@delphiglass. com. Info: 394-4631, www.Delphi Cost: see website for pricing details. Good Form Walking Clinic, Playmakers Athletic Footwear, 2299 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays. Participants will gain the necessary tools to be able to walk easier, faster and injury-free. Open to all. Space is limited. Call or go online for more information and to register. Info: 349-3803, "

CLUBS AND MEETINGS East Lansing Meridian Lions, Nancy Moore Park, 1960 Gaylord C. Smith Court, Okemos, 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Guests are welcome. Info: 487-0027. Eloquents Toastmasters Weekly Meeting, Okemos Presbyterian Church, meets in small chapel off education wing, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays. Info: (248) 974-6127, eloquents.freetoast Cost: guests welcome. Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, registration and networking are at

11:30 a.m., lunch and networking at noon, Oct. 12. The speaker is Samantha Kopacz, attorney with Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, PC. The topic is health care reform. Info: 332-3800. Cost: $20 for nonmembers.

crafts, music and gym activities for 3 to 5-year-olds. Register on site or at Info: 351-9059.

NACW October Luncheon, Walnut Hills Country Club, 2874 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, Haven House Annual 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Oct. 13. Join Meeting and Board the National Association of Career Meeting, Haven House, 121 Women-Lansing Founding Chapter Whitehills Drive, East Lansing, for the monthly luncheon. Network 5 p.m. Oct. 11. All interested with local businesswomen and community members are invited to enjoy a meal. This month, be attend. Info: 337-2731. inspired by local broadcast journalist and life coach Jane Ingham County Aldrich as she shares with us Genealogical Society tips for getting more joy out of Meeting, Vevay Township Hall, life. Come expand your professional 780 Eden Road, Mason, 7 p.m. network and meet new friends. Oct. 14. The October meeting Guests and visitors welcome. will feature an instructional Please RSVP to presentation “Researching at the Cost: Ingham County Genealogical $20 for members, $25 for guests. Society Library” by Diane Bishop, librarian. Info: 349-0269, (517) Okemos/Haslett Rotary, 337-8925. Walnut Hills Country Club, 2874 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, Ladies Silver Blades figure 12:10-1:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Info: skating, Suburban Ice, 2810 853-4144. Hannah Boulevard, East Lansing, 9:30-11:20 a.m. Thursdays. Figure The HELO Club: New skating lessons and practice for members welcome, East adult women of all skill levels. Info: Lansing, East Lansing, ongoing. The 655-4164, HELO Club is a social/philanthropic Cost: $5 per session. organization for women new to the area or newly retired. We offer Ladies Silver Blades Figure a way to meet new friends, Skating Club, Suburban Ice, monthly luncheons with speakers 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing, and many activities (book clubs, 9:30-11:20 a.m. Thursdays. Ladies walking group, bridge, etc) in Silver Blades figure skate weekly which to participate. Info: Laurie at for fun and exercise. Adult women 339-0482. of any skill level are welcome. Info: 655-4164. COMMUNITY Lansing Area AfricanOperation Warmth - Free American Genealogy Coat Bank, St. Luke Lutheran Society “Actively Church, 5589 Van Atta Road, Searching” Fall Seminar, Haslett, 9 a.m.-noon second Capital Area District Library Saturdays, 5:30-8 p.m. third Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Thursdays, October through Capitol Ave., Lansing, 9 a.m. Oct. 16. February. Free coat bank offered to Registration and welcome at 9 a.m., those in need in local community. sessions begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 Info: 339-9119. a.m., lunch and luncheon speaker Veta Tucker, associate professor, EXHIBITS Department of English Language “The Past Ten Years” and Literature, Grand Valley State exhibit, East Lansing Public University. Sessions at 1:15 p.m. Art Gallery, 819 Abbot Road, East and 2:30 p.m. Seminars on maps, Lansing, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays vital records and more. E-mail through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 8 or call to p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 register. Info: 393-2871, p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1. " Photographic exhibit by Louis Villafranca. Info: 333-2580, Mom to Mom, River Terrace " Church, 1509 River Terrace, East Lansing, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays American Craft Week : . Biblically based class to educate, Exhibit of Felted Hats encourage and equip moms of all , Mackerel Sky Gallery of ages and stages as they parent Contemporary Craft , 211 M.A.C. their children. We offer food, Ave. , East Lansing, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. fellowship, teaching, speakers, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; workshops and small group 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and discussions. Child care is provided Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, up to age 3, as well as Bible stories,

noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 10. Artists include Deb Karppinen of Lansing, Wayne Wichern of California and Anne Flora of Tecumseh. Info: 351-2211, trunkshows.html. "


East Lansing Farmers Market Autumn Fest, Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court Park, East Lansing, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10. Celebrate the splendor of fall with wagon rides, live music, face painting, children’s activities, free cider and doughnuts and fall specialty items for sale by market vendors. Info: 319-6927, farmersmarket.


Library Film Series, Michigan State University Libraries, North Conference Room (W449), 100 Main Library, East Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 13. The Kestler Film Event presents “The Forgotten Refugees”. The film explores the rich culture of the historic Jewish communities in Arabic and North African countries and their forced exodus after the state of Israel was established

in 1948. A panel discussion will follow the film. Info: 353-8700,

Monday Movie Matinees, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 1 p.m. Oct. 11, 25. Free popcorn will be served while supplies last. Intended for adult audiences only. Registration not required. Call or stop by to find out what’s playing. Info: 351-2420 . "


Second Sunday Breakfast, All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Oct. 10. Bring your family for a hot egg, sausage and pastry and OJ meal with your friends. All are welcome. Info: ,


Race for Ralya 5K run/walk and Kid’s Fun Run, Vera Ralya Elementary School, 5645 School St., Haslett, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10. All proceeds go directly back to the students for field trips, virtual learning, technology, and other special Continued on next page

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Calendar programs. Info: (989) 573-2696, school/school.php?sectionid=18. Cost: 5K - $18 prior to race $25 day of; Kid’s Fun Run Mile - $10.

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.


Bariatrics & Weight Loss Seminar, Ingham Regional Medical Center Dawe Auditorium, 2720 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Doctors Mindy Lane and Melissa Richardson will present an informative program on advanced and less invasive weight loss procedures. Call to register. Info: 913-4010, "


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 prepicked apples, peaches and squash. Weekend wagon rides available. Info: 655-1454.


Department of Art & Art History Guest Lecture: Jonathan Lasker, MSU South Kedzie Hall, Room109, Farm Lane, East Lansing, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 14. The works of internationally known painter Jonathan Lasker explore and dissect the language of abstraction. He is represented in the collections of major museums including the Hirshhorn, Whitney, and MOMA in NYC. Lasker is a twotime recipient of an NEA Fellowship. Info: 432-3961,


“The Time Machine” Ticket Giveaway, Capital Area District Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, through Oct. 24. At all branch locations. Win a family four-pack of tickets to the All-of-Us-Express Children’s Theater production and a copy of the book. Info: 367-6363, Autumn in France, Cooking with Chef Denene Vincent, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Registration required. Join the founder of Le Chat Gourmet Culinary Arts for a culinary adventure celebrating the autumnal cuisine of France. Info: 347-2023, " East Lansing Public Library Second Sunday fundraiser, Dublin Square Irish Pub, 327 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 4-9 p.m. Oct. 10. Ten percent of food and drink sales will be donated to the library. Info: 351-2222. Fall Art Project, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, open hours through Oct. 12. Young people ages 1-18 are invited to help transform the library by creating an original work of art to be displayed. Get details and entry forms at the library. Info: 347-2021, Fall BabyTime, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Beginning story time for babies younger than 2. Each baby must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 351-2420 , " Fall StoryTime, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fridays, will not meet on Nov. 11 or during Thanksgiving week. Stories, rhymes and crafts for ages 2-5. Two-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. No siblings, please. Info: 351-2420, " Homework Help, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 5-7 p.m. Mondays. Free drop-in tutoring for grades K-8. Info: 351-2420 , " Korean Culture Celebration, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 2 p.m.

Oct. 10. Hosted by MSU’s Center for Asian Studies. Info: 347-2021, "

Mystery Book Discussion Group, Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 7 p.m. Oct. 11. “Starvation Lake” by Bryan Gruley. Info: 339-2324 ,

" Popcorn and Pages Book Discussion Group (Grades 4-6), Capital Area District Library Haslett Branch, 5670 School St., Haslett, 4 p.m. Oct. 15. Snack on popcorn while discussing great books. Stop by or call the library for upcoming titles or more information. Theme: Scary Stories. Info: 339-2324, "


Jazz Orchestra I, II , and III, Demonstration Hall, MSU Campus, Building #57, East Lansing, 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Info: Cost: $10, $8 for seniors, free for students and those under 18. The Coffeehouse at All Saints, All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 15. This is a free opportunity to kick back one Friday a month to sing, listen to music and poetry (or other readings), or offer a performance of your own for others to enjoy. Food and beverages are available; bring something to share, if you can. Info: , " The Atlantic Ensemble Chamber Group (Guest Artist Recital), MSU Music Building auditorium, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, midnight Oct. 10. The Atlantic Ensemble champions new music as well as standard repertoire, and during their visit to MSU they will perform the Michigan premiere of Intimate Recollections, a piano quartet by Professor of Composition Charles Ruggiero. Led by College of Music violin alumnus Wei Tsun Chang, the group’s members include violist Seanad Dunigan Chang, cellist Kirsten Cassel Greer, pianist Jennifer McGuire, and clarinetist Cassandra Lee. Info: 353-5340, Cost: $10, $8 for seniors, free for students and those under 18.

Fall Singer Songwriter Music Series, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 2 p.m. Oct. 16. Nervous but Excited. Family-friendly. Info: 347-2021. " Grand River Flute Ensembles, Okemos High School, Band/Choir Room, 2800 Jolly Road, Okemos, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Two all-volunteer flute ensembles, open to the public. First and third Tuesdays for advanced adults and high schoolers, second and fourth for intermediate flutists. Welcoming flutists of all ages from the mid-Michigan area to join us to rehearse, brush up your skills, and NATURE enjoy performing locally (optional). “How to Build a Planet”, Flutists may join at any time. Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, Piccolos welcome. Info: 898-6958, East Lansing, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, Grand_River_Flutes.html. Cost: Sept. 24 through Nov. 21. John de Free, donations accepted. Lancie narrates this show exploring Musique 21, MSU Music Building the forces that shaped the Earth auditorium, West Circle Drive, East and allowed for the creation of life. Lansing, 8 p.m. Oct. 11. New music Info: 355-4672, ensemble. Music by Schwantner Cost: $3, $2.50 for seniors and and Schoenberg. Info: 353-5340, students, $2 for kids 12 or younger. Cost: $10, $8 Bird Watching, Harris Nature for seniors, free for students and Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, those younger than 18. Okemos, 3 p.m. Oct. 10. Learn Yuri Gandelsman, viola, to use binoculars, find out simple and Ad Libitum chamber techniques for identifying common group, MSU Music Building birds and take a watching walk auditorium, West Circle Drive, East with a naturalist. Info: 349-3866, Lansing, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Faculty Cost: $3 per recital and chamber music. Info: person. 353-5340, Public Observing Nights, Cost: $10, $8 for seniors, free for Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, students and those 18 and younger. East Lansing, 9:30-11 p.m. May Jazz Orchestra I, II, and III, 21-22, June 18-19, July 16-17; 9-11 Demonstration Hall, MSU Campus, p.m. Sept. 17-18, Oct. 15-16. See Building #57, East Lansing, 8 p.m. the moon and other sky objects Oct. 15. Info: Cost: through the Observatory telescope, $10, $8 for senior citizens, free for sky conditions permitting. Info: students. 355-4676. "


Cirque de la Symphonie, Wharton Center For Performing Arts, Bogue Street and Wilson Road, East Lansing, 8 p.m. Oct. 15. The magic of cirque combines with the power of the Lansing Symphony. Performers on and above the stage present amazing acrobatic feats and thrilling aerial tricks accompanied by “greatest hits” of the orchestral repertoire. Call the Lansing Symphony or go online to purchase tickets. Info: 487-5001, www.lansingsym Cost: $12-$40. E.L. Think You Can Dance, The Post, 213 Ann St., East Lansing, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 13. Presented by the Spartan Dance Center. Attendees can enjoy dance competition performances, performances by local groups, live DJ, giveaways and more. Mention this listing and get a free class at Spartan Dance Center. Info: 999-5415, HOME_PAGE.php. "


Abbott Nursery School Open Enrollment, Abbott Nursery School, 800 Abbott Road, East Lansing, ongoing. Abbott is an independent, non-cooperative, play-based preschool program for ages 3, 4 and 5. Days are filled with play time, story time, music and crafts, outdoor play, field trips and more. Info: 664-1001, Cooley Law School Open House, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 300 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 14. The open houses are free and include tours, opportunities to meet staff, faculty and students, mock classes, and special sessions for accepted students and honors scholars. Register online. Info: "


Medical Marijuana: Implications for the Workplace, Marriott East Lansing University Place, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12. Call or go online to register. Info: 355-5071, laborED/registration.php. Cost: $125 Solar Home Workshop, Michigan Energy Options, 405 Grove St., East Lansing, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 13. Ever consider a photovoltaic or, solar electric system for your home or business in Michigan? And then decide that such a thing was too complicated, too expensive and that you live in the wrong state to ever be dependent on endless sunny days for power? Let John Sarver, of the State Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, change your mind at the Solar Home workshop. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Info: 337-0422 ext.1303,

" Telka’s Evening Life Solutions Stress Management Series, Campus Village Center Conference Room, 1151 Michigan Ave., East Lansing, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 12-Jan. 4. 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 healing stressful relationships, coping with depression and anxiety, anger management, improving low self-esteem, eliminating self defeating behaviors such as procrastination, over eating and excessive spending. Prior evaluation and registration is required. Info: 332-9310, Cost: cost covered by health insurance and private pay rates also available.


AARP Meeting, AARP, Ingham Lansing Regional Chamber County Health and Services of Commerce Business Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing, Education Series, Kellogg 11 a.m. Oct. 12. The speaker is Hotel & Conference Center, 55 Abbie Hinton and the topic is “Life’s S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Journey.” Lunch is available through 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12. The Meals on Wheels. Info: 321-0567. speaker is June Applegate author Cost: $5 for lunch, $3 for members and syndicated columnist for the older than 65. LA Times, co-producer and anchor Billiards, Meridian Senior Center, of “Bloomberg Small Business” on Chippewa Middle School (east USA Network and “Entrepreneurs wing), Okemos, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Only” on CNN. Sponsored by Oct. 13. All skill levels welcome. Comcast. Call or e-mail Come and play on the center pool to table. Info: 706-5045. register. Info: 853-6457. Cost: $35 for LRCC members, $55 for ACCESS or prospective members.

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MERIDIAN TWP. – At least four members of the township board have found a budget they can accept for the 2011 fiscal year. Following approximately an hour’s discussion time at their Oct. 5 meeting, according to township manager Gerald Richards, township supervisor Susan McGillicuddy, treasurer Julie Brixie, clerk Mary Helmbrecht and trustee Elizabeth LeGoff agreed on a “consensus”. Trustee Lynn Ochberg reiterated her objection to any placing of or funding for a dog park in a portion of Legg Park without the consideration of a more centrally located site. Legg Park is located on Van Atta Road opposite the Harris Nature Center. “When I was a trustee back (in the 1980s), there was a master plan for the parks that had concepts –

the concept of passive recreation versus active recreation,” said Ochberg, asserting that Legg Park was designated as a passive recreation area. Any change to the park – an old farm that was never developed – is “like a betrayal of a promise” made to township residents, Ochberg said. Helmbrecht said she was a park commission member at the time of South Legg Park’s purchase. “It was not a gift. It wasn’t even close to a gift,” she countered. “We paid top dollar and top interest. It was designed to be either a lighted tennis courts, baseball or soccer field. If you go back and you look in the minutes, there was never any question that portion of Legg Park – when it was purchased – was to be active recreation. “I just think that to say we’re breaking this promise – I know that the Leggs gave a gift. I know the Leggs, and

they were very well aware of why we were purchasing the other portion. To say that we are breaking a promise is just plain not true, not on Legg South.” The budget will be on the agenda for final approval at the board’s next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Board members also discussed a lease agreement for the former Meridian High School building, planned for use as the relocated Haslett branch of the Capital Area District Library. Richards said the agreement would be a 20-year lease with an option to renew for an additional 20 years. Haslett Public Schools would continue to own the building, and the district would be reimbursed $18,000 in the first year for maintenance of the exterior and the heating and cooling systems. The library system would pay utility costs, Richards said.

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she continued, of hurting the overall economy and bringing down property values. “What is the natural answer of government? More taxes!” she said. “I believe just the opposite – I believe (taxes) are why many businesses have left.”

End business taxes? One solution for Michigan, she believes, would be to cancel out many of the business taxes levied by state government – especially the MBT and personal property taxes paid by small business persons. When those are gone, businesses would return. “I think you have to weigh carefully what we have done in our state. We can’t afford not to be the best state to do business in,” McGillicuddy said. Government and community leaders should be encouraging entrepreneurs to start small businesses, and should also be prepared to help existing businesses expand while being fiscally responsible. “I’ve balanced a budget the last 10 years. I expect to do that in the


Legislature without taking out a loan,” McGillicuddy said. “Government should be operated like a business, and it isn’t.” However, McGillicuddy also says that if elected, she won’t be a strict partisan. Under her leadership, Meridian Township has done much to preserve its green space – a very unstereotypical Republican thing to do. “I don’t believe it’s good to just follow party lines – You have to stand up for what is right,” she noted. “If you just follow party lines, you’re a lemming.” For more information, go online to

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Hire police With those funds, the township could afford to hire three police officers and three firefighter/paramedics. Both departments are down four officers apiece, principally through attrition. If it fails, the four open positions would not be filled and further positions could be cut in 2012. Fire chief Fred Cowper said department heads at the township were asked to provide budgets representing a 10 percent cut for both 2011 and 2012.

Emergency calls While also operating with four fewer personnel, the fire department’s work has not slowed down. Since June, Cowper said his department has responded to an average of 100 more calls per month - 389 in July against 288 in January. “It has not leveled off,” Cowper said. Minus the Headlee funds, the fire department would have to lay off five people in 2012. That action would trigger the closing of the Central station, Cowper said. “There is no way to keep three stations open,” he continued. “Our overtime has increased and our response time has in-

creased. If we lose five more positions, that will escalate.” With the Headlee funds, the department could hire three firefighters. “We will not see a deficit in the strength of our personnel,” Cowper said. He’s also hoping a federal grant will come through that will enable the hiring of two additional firefighters. Whatever happens, Cowper is proud of the personnel he has. “They are busy, and they are doing the job,” he said. “There is a tremendous amount of integrity in this department. I appreciate that, and I hope this community appreciates that.” Police Chief David Hall said calls for service are indeed down, from 14,093 in 2008 to 13,577 in 2009. He attributes that, at least in part, to fewer officers on the road. Approximately four officers are needed on staff to have one person on the road at all times, he noted.

Personnel Meridian Township has 39 sworn officers, down from 43. The department will not replace an assistant chief’s position or that of a training sergeant - if the funds come through, those three officers would go immediately to the road. “Three officers would go a long way toward putting one officer on the clock,” Hall said. The effects of fewer officers have already been seen, notably longer response time to calls. If further cuts are needed, the public could see reductions in arrests made, citations written and less traffic enforcement. Hall also said his department has explored the possibility of online reporting, where the victim would self-file a report and the officer would decide whether the situation called for a follow-up. That’s not a step he’s in favor of, however. “We are a service-oriented department. I believe when you call a police officer, you should get a police officer,” he said.



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E. Lansing least costly in region to live EAST LANSING —The City of East Lansing’s cost of residential living continues to compare favorably with neighboring communities in the region, according to the 2010 Mid-Michigan Residential Cost Comparison, city officials say. The cost comparison, an analysis updated annually by the East Lansing Department of Planning & Community Development, provides a comparison of annual costs associated with residing in various municipalities in the region. “The purpose of the comparison is to illustrate that a variety of factors should be considered when evaluating the true cost of residential living in the region. “East Lansing distinguishes itself from many other communities by rolling a number of key residential services into its tax rate, which creates this misleading perception that residents have above average annual expenses,” said East Lansing City Manager Theodore Staton.

many of the major employers, educational institutions and regional hubs much shorter,” said Director of Planning & Community Development Tim Dempsey. “East Lansing residents enjoy lower annual gas expenses because of the City’s central location, along with its pedestrian-friendly infrastructure.”

Net cost of residency $6,527 in East Lansing $6,739 in Lansing; $6,791 in Haslett $6,457 in Meridian Township $7,947 in Williamston $7,138 in Holt $7,006 in DeWitt $7,150 in Grand Ledge

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this year, and East Lansing stacks up quite favorably with its neighbors in the region.” Using data compiled and calculated by The Center for Neighborhood Technology and applying a price of $2.50 per gallon, the average annual household gasoline expense for East Lansing residents is approximately $1,679. This number compares to $1,868 in Lansing; $2,484 in Haslett; $2,288 in Okemos; $2,788 in Williamston; $2,325 in Holt; $3,045 in DeWitt; and $2,507 in Gas prices Grand Ledge. “East Lansing is centrally located “Throw in lower gas expenses, a new line item added to the analysis in the region, making commutes to ELINOR M. HOLBROOK Associate Broker, GRI Community REALTOR®

In addition to gas expenses, other factors of the 2010 cost comparison include a resident’s total tax bill (based on property with a $200,000 cash value), the net tax after federal deductions, income tax, rubbish collection costs, curbside recycling costs, curbside yard waste costs, electric service differential and water and sewer rates. When combining all of these factors, the net annual cost for residing in the City of East Lansing comes in lower than the majority of other municipalities in the region at $6,527. This number compares to $6,739 in Lansing; $6,791 in Haslett; $6,457 in Meridian Township; $7,947 in Williamston; $7,138 in Holt; $7,006 in DeWitt; and $7,150 in Grand Ledge.

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Tech Center hosts photo exhibit ‘Red’ ue to be featured on a quarterly basis, with the next exhibit slated for opening in January 2011. Artist and individuals interested in learning more about the exhibits can contact Kelly Boyle at (517) 351-0125. The TIC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located at 325 E. Grand River Ave. in downtown East Local photographers Lansing above Barnes & Noble Booksellers. The exhibit includes Visitors can find their photographs by John Diepway to the TIC by entering house, Juanita Baldwin off of Grand River Avenue, and Bobbie Margolis; coltwo doors to the left of lages by Jane Reiter, JesBarnes & Noble, and ridsica Kovan and Emily ing the elevator to the Fenneuff; paintings by third floor. Carol Steinberg Berk, Visitors can also access John Kroneman and Peggy the TIC by parking in the Lovejoy; prints by Gretel Geist Rutledge; and more. City Center I parking ramp and entering through the The “Red” exhibit is second level entrance into the sixth art installment the space. featured at the East Lansing Technology Innova— From the City of tion Center. Art exhibits will contin- East Lansing


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EAST LANSING — The City of East Lansing is seeking citizen volunteers to serve on several of its advisory boards and commissions. The city currently has openings on a number of its 20 sanctioned boards and commissions.

The majority of the boards and commissions meet monthly and do not require prior experience. Community members interested in serving their community through civic engagement are encouraged to apply. • An application and de-

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board or commission they are applying for at the top of the application in the appropriate space. • Applications received in 2010 will be kept on file through the end of 2010 for consideration when vacancies occur. Name of

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East Lansing library calendar EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, offers a wide variety of educational opportunities, programs and events to community members of all ages. The library programs and events offered this October are as follows:

October spotlight Community members can show their support of the East Lansing Public Library at the Second Sunday at Dublin Square on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 4-9 p.m. Times are tough, but now community members can enjoy food and drink at Dublin Square, 327 Abbot Road, and help their local library all at the same time. As part of an ongoing partnership with the library, Dublin Square has graciously agreed to donate 10 percent of its sales to the library during the

ongoing Second Sunday at Dublin Square events. Can’t make it in October? Stop by for the Second Sunday at Dublin Square event on Sunday, Nov. 14. The East Lansing Public Library will host the 2010 Michigan Notable Books Author Visit on Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. Tom Weschler and Gary Graff will discuss their Michigan Notable Book, “Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger.” This fascinating, behindthe-scenes photographic look at one of Michigan’s music icons includes a foreword by John Mellencamp and an afterword by Kid Rock. Michigan Notable Books is an annual program that features outstanding titles either set in Michigan or written by a Michigan author. There is no need to register


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Teen reading Teen Read Week will take place Oct. 17-23. In celebration, the East Lansing Public Library will host Books with Beat at the library, featuring performances throughout the week by East Lansing High School musicians. Visit for more information. The Teen Advisory Board and East Lansing High School’s Cultural Awareness Club will present an International Fair at the East Lansing Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 2-3 p.m. The event, for all ages, will feature stories in different languages, treats and activities. Register by calling (517) 351-2420, beginning Oct. 9. The East Lansing Public

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Continued from page 24 Library will host Spooky Treats on Sunday, Oct. 24 from 2-3 p.m. Children, ages 4 and up, can come create and eat tasty, spooky treats! Register by calling (517) 351-2420, beginning Oct. 10. A Family Gaming Day will take place at the East Lansing Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 1-5 p.m. This program, for all ages, will feature gaming fun for the whole family. There is no need to register for this event.

Regular programs Monday Movie Matinees will be hosted at the East Lansing Public Library on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. Free popcorn will be served while supplies last. Movies are free and intended for an adult audience only. Call (517) 351-2420 or stop by the library to find out what’s playing. Registration is not required The popular Fall StoryTime program will be offered at the East Lansing Public Library on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Thursdays,

1:30-2:15 p.m.; and Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fall StoryTime features stories, rhymes and a craft for kids, ages 2-5. Parents/ caregivers of 2-year-olds must remain in the story time room. All other adults must remain in the library. Fall StoryTime will not meet Nov. 11 or during Thanksgiving week. Registration is not required. The popular Fall BabyTime program will be offered at the East Lansing Public Library on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Fall BabyTime is a beginning story time for babies

under the age of two. Each baby must be accompanied by an adult. Fall BabyTime will not meet during Thanksgiving week. Registration not required. Homework Help will be offered throughout the fall on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library. This free drop-in tutoring program, for grades K-8, is provided by MSU’s Student Michigan Education Association.

Book groups Books on Tap will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Jimmy’s Pub, 16804 Chan-

dler Road, to discuss “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison” by Piper Kerman. Books on Tap is a book discussion group that offers community members a chance to discuss the latest titles while enjoying food and drinks in a fun, restaurant/pub atmosphere. Registration is not required. Call (517) 351-2420 for more information. The International Book Club will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at the East Lansing Public Library to discuss “The Price of Stones: Building a School

for my Village” by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri. The author will join the discussion, offering first-hand insight into how he built two schools for AIDS orphans in his village in Uganda. The International Book Club meets regularly to discuss international books. New members are always welcome. Registration is not required. Call (517) 351-2420 for more information. Visit to learn more about the programs listed above.

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Sports Pringle leads Vikings’ in win over Okemos Taylor Pringle had a team-high seven aces, 12 assists and 14 digs as Haslett defeated Okemos in volleyball, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-13) Tuesday, Oct. 5 in a CAAC crossover match. Molly Duda led the Vikings with 11 kills and Morgan Patterson added 14 digs as Haslett improved to 17-3-1 overall this year. “Our teamwork was amazing and every player was playing at the top of their game,” Haslett cocoach Colleen Pringle said. “It was an exceptional win for our team.” Lindsay Greenberg led Okemos with three aces and 12 digs, while Hannah Hoffman recorded four blocks for the Chieftains (12-9-2).

Okemos swimmers victorious over Vikes Madison Batchelor placed first in the 100-meter breaststroke and was also a member on the Chieftains winning 200 medley, 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams as Okemos defeated Haslett 199-115 in a CAAC crossover swim meet on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Kylie Holden, Katie Dudley and Grace Kao were all members of those three winning relay teams. In addition to that, Holden took first in the 200 medley, Kao in the 50 freestyle and Dudley in the 100 freestyle. The Chieftains won all 12 events.

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Trojans take tennis title

Bolas’ running led to Okemos victory

East Lansing’s Rollin Baker works the net against Okemos senior Rishi Shah in this No. 2 singles matchup at the Sept. 30 CAAC league meet at Holt High School.

Tuesday, Oct. 12 Cross Country E.L. @ Okemos 4:30 p.m. Girls Volleyball Okemos @ G.L. 5 p.m. LCC @ Corunna 6:15 p.m. E.L. vs Holt 6 p.m. Boys Water Polo Okemos @ Saline 7 p.m.

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Okemos senior Rishi Shah vents after his return volley against East Lansing’s Rollin Baker hits the net. ing Sam Cawood down to No. 3 dou- noff defeated East Lansing senior Jadun in the championship match, bles. 6-2, 6-2.

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The move paid big dividends as Brogan and James defeated Okemos’ Kyle Haak and Herschel Ambeker in a thrilling three-set semifinal match, and then went on to defeat Jackson’s No. 1 doubles team in the final, 6-2, 6-4. “They got down early in that Okemos match, but they gained their confiden ce back, put it together and played very well,” Jelassi said of Brogan and James. “I thought that those two could make a nice team together, and they have worked great together so far.” East Lansing’s No. 2 doubles team of Chad Dalton and Harry Shah, and No. 4 doubles duo of Justin Baker and Josh Clingenpeel each won their flights as well. The Trojans also won a league championship at No. 3 singles, where Cutler Martin defeated Karun Nair of Okemos, 6-2, 7-5. While East Lansing cruised to three doubles championships, perhaps the most surprising story of the day came at No. 1 singles, where Grand Ledge junior Trevor Stoime-

Jadun’s first loss The victory marked the first time that Stoimenoff has defeated Jadun in a high school match. It also was the first time that Jadun has lost this season. “It felt really good that I was able to play so well and get this huge win heading into regionals now,” Stoimenoff said. “It’s nice to finally be able to beat him in the last high school match that we will play against each other.” Okemos won two finals flights at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles. Okemos senior Rishi Shah defeated East Lansing’s Rollin Baker 6-2, 6-4 in the final match at No. 2 singles. Shah remains undefeated on the year and will likely receive a No. 1 seed at next weekend’s regional tournament. “I was able to stay consistent today and keep my composure when things got a little tense there,” Shah said of his finals match against Baker. “My serve was working for me at the end of the match, which is always big when your trying to close out a close second set like we had there.” See Title/page 30

Boys Water Polo Okemos @ Pioneer 7 p.m., vs Grand Ledge 7:30 p.m. Boys Soccer LCC, E.L. vs CAAC Cup TBA

Thursday, Oct. 14 Girls Swimming E.L. @ Haslett 6 p.m. Girls Volleyball Haslett @ Ionia 6:30 p.m. LCC vs Perry 6:15 p.m. E.L. @ Everett 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15 Football 7 p.m. Haslett vs Williamston Okemos @ Everett LCC @ Ionia E.L. @ Eastern Girls Golf LCC, E.L. @ MHSAA State Finals TBA (Oct 15, 16) Boys Tennis E.L. @ MHSAA Finals TBA (Oct 15, 16)

Saturday, Oct. 16 Cross Country E.L., LCC @ Greater Lansing Invite Girls Volleyball LCC @ Redwing Invite 9 a.m.

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Jonny Bolas ran for 159 yards and a touchdown and threw for 104 yards and a score as Okemos defeated Jackson 28-13 in a CAAC Blue game on Oct. 1 at Okemos. Junior Spencer Bonofiglio ran for 33 yards and a touchdown and T.J. Barker recorded 12 tackles for the Chieftains (3-3).

Monday, Oct. 11 Boys Soccer E.L., LCC vs CAAC Tourn. TBA

By SEAN MERRIMAN HOLT - East Lansing coach Karim Jelassi challenged his doubles teams midway through the season and told them that they would have to improve their play if the Trojans were going to compete for a league title this season. At the CAAC Blue league meet Sept. 30, with No. 1 singles player Harry Jadun losing his first match of the season, the Trojans’ doubles teams came to the rescue. East Lansing won four total flights, three of which were doubles flights, and went on to capture the league tournament championship with 43 total points. Okemos finished in second place with 39 points, and Holt took third with 27. The rivalry between East Lansing and Okemos will resume next weekend when the two teams meet again at the Division 2 regional meet, which will be held at East Lansing. The Trojans own a 2-0 lead in the season series. “At the start of the season, we felt like our doubles (were) a little weak, and we knew we had to improve there,” Jelassi said. “They made the difference here today.” Midway through the season, Jelassi made the decision to switch up his No. 1 doubles pairing by teaming T.J. Brogan with Russell James, and mov-

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E. Lansing star hones skills in tennis, hockey By SEAN MERRIMAN

If East Lansing junior Cutler Martin had to choose his favorite sport to play, it would be- without hesitation — hockey. But luckily for Martin and the Trojans, he doesn’t have to choose. Martin, who plays No. 3 singles for East Lansing’s varsity tennis team, is currently in the midst of the high school tennis season. But when Martin is not out on the tennis court, he is honing his skills on the hockey rink, playing for the Victory Honda U18 team, which is a Midwest travel team based out of Plymouth. Victory Honda competes in the Midget Majors, which is an elitelevel travel hockey league that consistently attracts some of the top junior hockey players in the country. Playing for the team is a yearlong commitment, but Martin has found the time to play both travel hockey and high school tennis. “It’s definitely hard at times, but when I look at it, I just really enjoy playing both sports,” Martin said. “It’s pretty much a choice between sports or social life, but if you want to be the best, you have to work and train like the best.” This is Martin’s third year competing on the Trojan’s varsity tennis team, as well as playing in the Midget Majors.

Hockey practice He makes the drive to Plymouth, which is approximately a three hour round trip, to practice with his hockey team 2-3 times a

in early August and wraps up in the next three weeks. Throughout his challenges of dedicating himself to both sports, Martin has full support from his coaches and teammates. “Hockey is a physical sport and it makes him very aggressive and tough, which you need to be at times in tennis,” East Lansing varsity tennis coach Karim Jelassi said. “Cutler is a strong kid and he uses his strength on the court and in the way he plays.” Jelassi emphasized that while hockey does occasionally interfere with tennis activities, he is perfectly content with Martin playing both. “So far, it hasn’t conflicted that much to the point where it is an isweek. sue,” Jelassi said. “It’s a big comThe Victory Honda team also mitment for anyone, but he deals competes in weekend tournaments with it well.” across the country, as well as in Draft hopes Canada sometimes. In spite of the challenges assoWhile it might indeed be a big ciated with the time commitment, commitment, Martin welcomes the Martin believes that playing both challenge with open arms. After sports has helped aide his devel- this season, he hopes to get draftopment as an overall athlete. ed into the United States Hockey “Playing tennis helps a lot with League or USHL, which is the top my lateral movements and both junior ice hockey league in the sports really keep me in good United States, consisting of playshape,” Martin said. “I think that ers who are 20 years of age or it’s good for me, and most impor- younger. tantly, I have fun doing it.” From there, he would like to Not only do the two sports com- play collegiate hockey and then pliment each other in training, but has dreams of one day playing prothey also match up well with the fessional hockey, perhaps in the separate seasons. Ontario Hockey League (OHL). “I just try to take it step by step Balancing seasons and eventually, hopefully work my While hockey is a year-round way to the top,” Martin said. commitment for Martin, the heart “Playing professional is a dream of the hockey season is in the win- for everybody, but everybody ter, while high school tennis starts needs to have full dedication and

“Hockey is a physical sport and it makes him very aggressive and tough, which you need to be at times in tennis. Cutler is a strong kid and he uses his strength on the court and in the way he plays.” — E. Lansing varsity tennis coach Karim Jelassi

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Cutler Martin of East Lansing shows his passion after hitting a winner during his #3 singles match with Karun Nair of Okemos Tuesday recently in Okemos. maybe a little bit of luck to get to that point.” For now, Martin’s focus is on tennis and doing what he can to lead the Trojan’s to a Division 2 state championship this year.

Good record He currently sports a 16-2 record this season and won the CAAC Blue league championship at No. 3 singles last week. Because the state finals will take place on a weekend, Martin

will likely have hockey as well, but when asked whether he would attend hockey or a big tennis match, he said it was a “no brainer.” “Practice is practice, but when we have a huge tennis meet, that is a big deal, my team is counting on me,” he said. “I want to continue to play both sports so I have to make some difficult choices at times, but when it comes down to it, I’m choosing between two sports that I love to play- so that’s not so bad at all.”

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP Water polo ANN ARBOR PIONEER 5, OKEMOS 3 Okemos: Goals–Geva, Marsh, Kuhlmann. In goal–Baker 9 saves. Records–Okemos 17-15 (2-2, south district).

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Girls golf CAAC GOLD FINAL JAMBOREE (at Centennial Acres) Team scores–DeWitt 346, Haslett 369, Charlotte 417, Eaton Rapids 439, Ionia 464. Haslett–2. Erin Lawrence 82, 4. Chelsea Root 89, 9. Paige Grettenberger 96, Daisy Yonkus 102. Final standings–1. DeWitt, 2. Haslett, 3. Charlotte, 4. Eaton Rapids, 5. Ionia. *Did not count toward team score but finished among individual top 10. HASLETT 190, CHARLOTTE 201 (at Charlotte Country Club) Haslett–Lawrence 44, Root 44, Cheng 50, Brown 52 Charlotte–Paul 46, Shewchuck 54, Florian

54, Stults 47 OKEMOS 181, MASON 191 (at Eldorado) Okemos–Nichols 38, Wesley 45, Hollis 45, Gordon 53. Mason–Winkler 43, Heckaman 46, McDermott 50, McNamara 52. HASLETT 223, OWOSSO 231 (at Owosso Country Club) Haslett–Lawrence 47, Root 51, Holland 58, Rapson 67 Owosso–Jones 50, Grubb 58, Crawford 61, Carson 62 Record–Haslett 6-3

Boys soccer EAST LANSING 6, EASTERN 0 Goals–Downes 2, Averil, Pearsall, Monroe, Richardson. Assists–Lindsey, Midlam. In goal–Saint Jean (E) 8 saves, Jennings 1 saves. Records–Eastern 8-6-1 (2-3-1), East Lansing 7-4-4 (3-2-1). CHARLOTTE 3, HASLETT 2

Goals– Rice (C) 2, Bratchi (C), Mutato (H) 2. Assists– Brown (C). In Goal– Falsetta (C) 11 saves, Klienow (H) 3 saves. Records– Charlotte 6-6 (3-2), Haslett 4-8-3 (2-3). LANSING CATHOLIC 1, CHARLOTTE 0 Goal–Dunn. Assist–Stumpos. In goal–Davis (LC) 1 save, Falsetta (C) 13 saves. Records– Lansing Catholic 12-0-1; Charlotte 6-7. DEWITT 7, EAST LANSING 0 Goals–Russell 3, Sherman 2,Waterson, Lang. Assists–Sherman 3, Russell, McNalley, Schimizzi, Le. In goal–Iacobellis (D) 4 saves, Jennings (E) 4 saves Petrowitz (E) 6 saves. Records–DeWitt 13-0-1, 5-0-0. East Lansing 7-5-4, 3-2-1.

Girls swimming HASLETT 124, WAVERLY/LANSING CATHOLIC 53 200 medley relay- Haslett (C. Beckett, Z. Beckett, Bishop, Abbott) 2:07.21 200 freestyle- Donahue (H) 2:16.54 200 ind. medley- Bishop (H) 2:24.19 50 freestyle- Withers (W/LC) 28.89 Diving- Barros (H) 1:27.90

100 butterfly- Maxwell (H) 1:11.41 100 freestyle- C. Beckett (H) 1:01.07 500 freestyle- Bishop (H) 5:46.87 200 freestyle relay- Haslett (C. Beckett, Vance, Abbott, Donahue) 1:54.06 100 backstroke- Alexander (H) 1:23.61 100 breaststroke- Z. Beckett (H) 1:14.50 400 freestyle relay- Haslett (Harder, Maxwell, Donahue, Bishop) 4:10.59 RecordsHaslett 5-0; Waverly/Lansing Catholic 1-4. OKEMOS 128, GRAND LEDGE 57 200 medley relay- Okemos (Dudley, Batchelor, Holden, Kao) 1:55.71 200 freestyle- Weisend (O) 2:12.28 200 ind. medley- Kao (O) 2:23.74 50 freestyle- Holden (O) 26.36 Diving- Schaefer (O) 199.65 100 butterfly- Batchelor (O) 1:03.64 100 freestyle- Haggerty (GL) 59.42 500 freestyle- Kao (O) 5:45.82 200 freestyle relay- Grand Ledge (Haggerty, Lopez, Brown, Briggs) 1:52.49 100 backstroke- Dudley (O) 1:03.99 100 breaststroke- T. Stensen (GL) 1:19.32 400 freestyle relay- Okemos(Holden, Kao, Batchelor, Dudley) 3:49.08

Records- Okemos 4-0, Grand Ledge 3-3. EAST GRAND RAPIDS INVITATIONAL Team scores–East Grand Rapids 487, Ann Arbor Pioneer 384, Jenison 347, Okemos 272, Battle Creek Lakeview 230, Portage Northern 178, East Kentwood 153, Kalamazoo Central 144 200 medley relay–1. Okemos (Kao, Batchelor, Holden, Dudley) 1:53.38 200 freestyle–1. Powers (K) 1:57.79, 2. Holden (O) 2:00.34 200 ind. medley–1. Bremer (EGR) 2:14.43, 2. Batchelor (O) 2:14.98 50 freestyle–1. Cowley (A) 24.33, 4. Dudley (O) 25.8 Diving–1. Williams (EGR) 389.05, 5. Schaefer (O) 281.9 100 butterfly–1. Ray (J) 1:02.2, 6. Kao (O) 1:06.25 100 freestyle–1. Cowley (A) 53.49, 6. Pentecost (O) 1:00.99 500 freestyle–1. Powers (K) 5:08.03, 3. Dudley (O) 5:17.68 200 freestyle relay–1. Kalamazoo Central 1:43.29, 6. Okemos (Wozena, Yan, Weisend, Pentecost) 1:54.18

100 backstroke–1. Bremer (EGR) 1:01.36, 2. Batchelor (O) 1:03.98 100 breaststroke–1. Stephens (EGR) 1:10.55, 2. Holden (O) 1:12.6 400 freestyle relay–1. Ann Arbor Pioneer 3:43.67, 2. Okemos (Dudley, Kao, Batchelor, Holden) 3:45.54 ST. JOHNS 107, EAST LANSING 76 200 medley relay–East Lansing (Bierwirth, Pe. Oehmke, Webster, Kletke) 2:03.16. 200 freestyle–Wright (SJ) 2:10.25 200 ind. medley–Foote (SJ) 2:23.9 50 freestyle–Kletke (EL) :27.30 Diving–C. Bellant (SJ) 187.35 100 butterfly–Wright (SJ) 1:04.36 100 freestyle–LaBar (SJ) :58.16 500 freestyle–Foote (SJ) 5:47.80 200 freestyle relay–St. Johns (LaBar, Voisin, Wright, Foote) 1:52.7 100 backstroke–LaBar (SJ) 1:05.5 100 breastroke–T. Oehmke (EL) 1:14.68 400 freestyle relay–St. Johns (Wright, Voisin, Foote, LaBar) 4:00.41. Records–East Lansing 3-2, St. Johns 7-0.

Two more victories puts E.L. in playoffs By SEAN MERRIMAN

EAST LANSING — With two of the area’s most explosive offenses on the field, many expected to see points in bunches. However, this CAAC Blue showdown Friday, Oct. 1 between East Lansing and Grand Ledge was anything but a shootout. Unfortunately for the Trojans, their offense couldn’t produce any points. Spencer Treadwell rushed for a gamehigh 125 yards on 25 carries, but East Lansing lost to Grand Ledge 9-0 at East Lansing. “Essentially, consistency on offense was our problem, and a lot of that had to do with Grand Ledge. They played awfully well defensively,” East Lansing coach Bill Feraco said. “It was a very physical game where both teams played extremely well on defense. But in the end, they simply played better then we did.” With the game remaining scoreless heading into the final quarter, Grand Ledge coach Matt Bird called on reserve

tailback Tyler Mulder to carry the running load for the Comets. Mulder responded with 81 rushing yards and the winning score with 10:08 remaining as Grand Ledge clinched a spot in the Division 1 state playoffs. “This was a typical old school Grand Ledge- East Lansing war,” Bird said. “I’m so proud of the way this team listened, they made adjustments, and kids stepped up that we haven’t had step up before.” Senior Tyler Tucker completed 11 of 23 passes for 99 yards and two interceptions for the Trojans. Chris Hagan led East Lansing’s defense attack with 21 total tackles. “We made some mistakes that had been somewhat characteristic, but our defense was on the field much too long and wore down there at the end,” Feraco said. “But, still we responded and we played hard and you can’t ask for much more then that.” The Trojans must win two of their next three games to be eligible for the state footbll playoffs. Their biggest challenge was this Friday, Oct. 8 against the 5-1 St. Johns Redwings, a member of the the CAAC Red Division. The Trojans finish their season against 2-4 Lansing Eastern and 2-4 Owosso.

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The Division 2 eighth-ranked Haslett boys cross country team became the first Vikings squad in the 39-year history of the Haslett Invitational to claim a team title. The Vikings, who are coached by former University of Michigan star and defending Detroit Free Press Marathon champion Nick Stanko, edged Walled Lake Northern 65-68 to take the Division 1-2 title last Saturday. Haslett’s Alex VanCamp (16:39) finished second only to Robbie Glew of East Lansing (16:25) individually. The Division 2 10-th ranked East Lansing girl’s team took third at their event.


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N O T E : All ad vertisers in this category are working with a licensed adopt ion agency. MM PREGNANT? C onsid er Adopt ion—A loving alternative. Wonder f ul couples to choose f rom. Call for pics/infor mation and choose your baby’s f amily and f uture. E xpenses paid. 1-866- 236-7638 MM

ANTIQ U E -C O LLE C TIB LE S HOW at the Jackson C o. Fairgrounds , 200 W. Ganson, Jackson, MI on October 29 & 30 (10am–5pm). Free Parking *Unique Antiques to Flea Market Finds *Food C oncession on S ite. Adm: $3 (valid both d ays). Call 517784-775 0. MM 43RD ANNUAL GEM JEW ELRY MINERAL SHOWS ALE Oct. 16-17 10am-5pm Carte r Middle School, Vienna Rd., C lio. Displays & Demonstrations of the Lapida ry Arts, C hildr en’s A c t i v i t i e s . www.flintro ckandgem.or g MARIJUANA FOR MEDI CAL USE! Michigan law allows people with certain condit ions to qualify . We help Michigan residents, Live in Michigan? We can help, www.TheMed icalMarij uan aClinic .com 517-78 7-1206, 616-947-1206, 734-667-5960 MM

PREGNANT? CONSIDER ING ADOPTION? Open or closed Adopt ions. You choose f rom f amilies nationwide. Living E xpenses Paid. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adopt ions. HOME LOANS! ** Land www.abbysonetruegif BEST C ontract and Mortgage m 8 66-716-3052 Payoffs , HomeImprovements, DebtC onsolida tion, Property Taxes. Foreclosures. PURCHASES TOO! Includes Houses/Mobiles/Mod ulars Good/ Bad /U gly C redit ! 1-800- 246-8100 Anytime! LOST GOLD W/BLUE S TONE U nited Mortgage S ervices. MS-U 69 ALUMNUS RING, Reward. a C ll 517-993-86 41. MC


Lost Items

LOST/ REWARD OFFERED Bowcase & Bow f rom back of truck. Lost Sat . Oct. 2, 8 PM on Dell or Pine Tree Road in Holt. Very sentimental. Please call. (517)230-3215

IT’S YOUR MONEY! Lump sums paid for structured settlement or fix ed annuity payments. Rapid, high payouts. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866- 2948 772. A+ Better Business Bureau rating MC

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Garage Sales Lansing BLOOMQUIST ESTATE SERVICES S ALE . 435 SHE PARD, LANSING. Fri. 9 to 2 & Sat . 9 to 1. Oct. 15 & 16. Nice sale w/ Penn. House cherry long side d ropleaf table, 6 braceback chairs & bubble glass china cab., nice Broyhill & Thomasville side tables, Flexsteel sof as, wingback, 20s one door curio cab., 2 open f ront oak corner shelves, queen oak bed f rame, fine oak long d resser w/ triple mirror, 20s maple d resser w/ mirror, single bed, wicker cab., lamps inc. old gwtw, small antique items, rugs, wall art, lots of kitchen, micro, sm. appl., butcher block top cart, glass, china, Roseville vase, Haviland & Block china sets, dolls , lots of linens, mink & lamb coats, many cookbooks, record s, Pioneer tuner, speakers, cd player, tv, great vintage Hammond BCV organ w/ model 31H ‘Tallboy’ Leslie speaker, j ust tuned by Marshall’s, Pentax camera, sewing mach., painted d ropfr ont des k, clothes racks, garage w/ nice oak corner des k, chairs, cabinet, snowblower, mower, ladder , f reezers, f rig. & more. Numbers at 8 Fri. Garage at 8:30. Home opens at 9. Please note: garage will not be open all d ay. Multiple sales the next two weeks. MORE sale det ails & pictures at :

MOVING SALE C olonial Village, 2931 Boston Blvd., Lansing. Fri.-Sat . Oct. 1516, 9am-5pm. Furniture, misc. household items, tools, clothing.

Garage Sales Lansing

Garage Sales Suburb

GARAGE SALE Fri. Oct. 15 & 71ST COMMUNITY GARAGE Sat . Oct. 16, 9-4. Womens SALE/ FLEA MARKET AT & young womens clothes, THE MEGA MALL, SUNDAY f urniture, household items, OCTOBER 17TH 10-3. MUbooks, & puzzles. If our SI,C FOOD, AND TONS OF signs are up, we are open. GREAT DEALS. NO ADMIS 7710 BE LL HW Y ., E ATON SION CHARGE. VENDOR RAPIDS 482 8 7. SPACE AVAILABLE, ANYBODY CAN BE A VENDOR. GARAGE SALE Oct. 15, 9-5; 15487 OLD 27, NORTH Oct. 16, 9-3. Fishing equipLANSING 517-487 -3275 ment, tools, toys, girls & WWW.THEMEGAMALL. NET boys clothing, Little Tikes 8 &1 adjustable playPLYMOUTH CONGREGA ground , & much more. TIONAL CHURCH 13602 S . Grange Rd., Eagle. 2001 E . Grand River Ave. (1 mile west of Frandor ) GRAND LEDGE - 128 20 IroLansing, MI. 517/484-9495. quois Dr., Wed. & Thurs., Housewares, f urniture, OCTOBER 13 & 14, 8-5p.m. sporting goods , childr en’s Linens, collectibles, arclothing, toys, cribs, moire, Pepsi vending mabooks, DVDs, CDs & more! chine, collectible toys and Lunch/Bake Sale more!! Frida y, Oct 15, 9 am-6 pm Sat ., Oct 16, 9 am - noon LESLIE GARAGE SALE 2431 W. Olds Rd. Oct. 15-16, 9-5. C lothing, Halloween costumes, C hristmas dec or, toys, household items, PartyLite. 330 BRONCO WAY Lansing. PRESBYTERIAN Oct. 14, 15, 16, 9-4. Nic MASON CHURCH ANNUAL SALE nacs, household, craf ts & 131 E . Maple S t., Oct. 14, 9supplies, some possible 5p.m. & Oct. 15, 9-1p.m. A antique glassware, & misc. little bit of everything! E verything 25¢ to $5. $1/bag sale on Frida y. 3760 BASELINE RD. in LE Sat . S LIE . Thurs.-Sat . Oct. 14- MOM TO MOM SALE Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Liber16, 9-5. Metal des k, baby ty C hurch, 12734 Georgia stroller, d raf ting table, lots Ave., Grand Led g e. $1 ad m. of childr ens clothing, weed Bounce House for kids & wackers, hunting coat, concessions. Prize d rawcomputer des ks. $1 a bag ings. C ontact info. 517-974everyd ay. 6249. BARN SALE at Rooster Hill SALE Oct. 2937 Kemler Rd Eat on Rap- YARD/GARAGE 14, 15 & 16, 9-7pm. C lothes, ids Off M-50 west of Eat on f urniture, electronics, air Rapids toward C harlotte. condit ioner, much misc. Follow sign at Kemler Rd. Parrot breeder cages, nest Antiques, primitives, counboxes, bowls & more. 2678 try craf ts,furniture, dis hes, N. Gunnell Rd., Eat on Rapvintage linens and early ids . period vintage clothing. S o many wonder f ul and f un items. We also have great MI made candles and seasonal items. This is the first of many S easonal Sales to come. Thurs Oct ESTATE SALE 4415 S tillwell 14, Fri Oct 15 9:00- 5:30, Fri. Oct. 8 & 15, 9-5; Sat . Sat Oct 16 9:00-1:00. Hope Oct. 9 & 16, 9-3. C hurchill to see you rain or shine – Downs subd. near WainThe Putnam’s. wright E lementary. C ouches, d ressers, chairs, stove, DELTA TWP. 1506 S . CANAL dinette set, TVs, much RD. Oct. 14-15, 8 a.m.-6p.m. more! E verything must go! Lots of craf ty material, picture f rames, lots of good stuff. C leaning house, getting rid of a lot of nice stuff.

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DEWITT- 216 BROOKSTONE C R . S pringbrook Lakes S ub. E lementary teaching supplies-all subjec ts, trade books Levels 2-8t h grade, containers, all clothing 50¢ M E ANUEL FIRST EVANGELI to $5, shoes, misc. Oct. 13C L Lutheran C hurch, 1001 A 14, 1:30 pm-6 p.m. N. Capit ol Ave., Thurs., Oct. 14 9am-6pm & Fri., October 15 9am-Noon. $1 DEWITT Sat . Oct. 16, 9-4. a bag Frida y ONLY. 3403 S ilver S pring Dr., S pringbrook Hills S ubd., Howe & Sch avey Rd. S everal comforte rs, household items, beautifu l solid oak computer des k, flor al wreaths, clothes, bike rack & a lot more. HUGE POLEBARN SALE Oct. 14, 15 & 16. Mans sale, tools, tools, tools! Household goods , antiques. 9am5pm. a C s h only 322 W. S t. Joe Hwy., Grand Ledge.

By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm Toll Free 877-475-SELL or 877-391-SELL By Email: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week By Fax: 24 hours a day 7 days a week 517-482-5476




Animals Wanted GOLDEN RETREIVER FEMALE 1-5 yrs., spayed. For loving home. Call: 517-622-0635

Animals Lost LARGE BREED Dog lost in Mulliken area. Female, 9 years old. Tan with purple collar. Family dog missing since 9/24. Please phone with any infor mation (517)242-9812

Dogs-Cats-Pets AKC BRITTANYS 12 weeks, champion bloodline, $500. www.putnisf 3 remaining. 989-83 9-5744 AKC ENGLISH BULLDOGS White / Fawn, $1200. ( 5 1 7 ) 8 9 6 - 0 4 0 3 ronbrayj AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, 3 fema les, 1 black, 2 sables, 7 wks, shots & wormed, parents on site. $450 limited. 989855-3662 AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS born 9/3/10, Vet chkd., parents on site, $450. 517-908-0 171. AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PU PS Hip, health guar. C hampion show lines. $600. 989-205-9204. AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS S hots, wormed, vet checked, parents on site. $500. Call 989-236-513 5 AKC MALAMUTES BLACK or Red, 8 weeks, males, $550-750, limited registration. (269)275-8766 AKC REG. BEAGLES Field champion bloodlines , 2 females, 2 males, 1st shots, born 8 /5. $200. Beagles born 8 /10, 1st shots, $125. 6 yr old running fema le, $200. 517-391-82 8. AKC YORKIE TERRIER PU PPIES some small, shots, worming & nails clipped. Call 517-726-0451. AKITA-4 YR OLD spayed female with a sweet tempermant, needs a patient, sensitive home. Call 517-669-6452. AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Reg. Parents on site, $400 & up. 616-8911058. BASSET HOUND - Male, 14 wks, AKC, S hots UTD, $300. PH (989)6 40-3671 or 2247299 BEAGLE PUPS 4 litters, 4 wks. old & up. 1st shots & wormed. Great hunters/ pets. $1250-$200 Call 989560-6143.

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

BEAGLE PUPS - 5 wks. Great DAC HS HU ND C ute Girl Puphunters. $75. 517-518-1201, py $300. Ad ult $250. Cas h Fowlerville area. only. Call 517-543-7024 or 517-541-6004. BEAGLE PUP-S 8 weeks oldgood hunting line. West- DACHSHUND MALE $300. phalia $100 ea. (989)6 40Pomeranian males $250, 4436 fema les $350. Maltese female $800. All AKC pupBICHON FRISE PUPPIES! pies. 231-924-5090. Perfec t f amily pet! No shedding or odor . DAUSCHUND PUPPIES CKC, Health guaranteed. S hort haired. 1st shots/ 517-663-2256 wormed. $300 each. 989584-6 192 no S un. calls BICHON- POM PUPS , 1 male, 1 fema le. White. Read y to DOBERMAN PUPPIES 3 red go! Pure Pom, male, $300 fema les $350; 2 red males to $450. 269-763-2102 $300. Read y for good home 616-225-2241. BICHON PUPS AKC Hypoallergenic, nonshedding. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS C ottonballs. S hots/wormAKC, 3 fema les, 1 male, 3 ed. Vet chkd. 989-463-46 8 6. mos. S hots. $1,500/obo. 517-569-3744/517-87 9-6773. BORDER COLLIE PUPS Reg., 7 wks old, black & white, FEMALE PURE BRED S hih$200. 517-852 -2030. tzu Brown & White, 7 Weeks Old, Parents on BOSTON TERRIER PUP AKC site, $300. (956)648-52 11 beautifu l social girl, Vet chkd., health guar., extra FRENCH BULLDOG PUG MIX nice. $350. 517-676-4091. $100 & F rench Bulldog Boston mix, $500. Call 517588-93 97. BOSTON TERRIER PUPS EXCELLENT Q ualit y , FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES S hots, wormed. $300. UKC reg., 1 yr health con517-580 -9420 tract, 1 white male, 1 brindle fema le, $1000 ea. 517852 -9979. BOSTON TERRIER PUPSpurebred. (2) beautifu l 6 PUP wk. old fema les. S hots, GERMAN SHEPHERD PIES AKC reg., all shots. wormed. Very social. For more info. 517-575$400. 517-487 -8704 2032. BOUVIER 8 WEEKS, AKC PUPS Registered, Dew claws, GERMAN SHEPHERD 2males, 1 fema le. 7wks shots, $1000. (989)917 -0580 old. $200 (517)652-4455 BOXER PUPPIES AKC, born PUPS 9/7. Read y 10/23. 5 fe- GERMAN SHEPHERD some imported, $650+. males, 4 males, f awn & www.blackf brindle, $500, now taking Call 810 -631-6185 depos its. or GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES 7 517-623-6859. wks. old, 3 males, 2 females, shots & wormed, BOXER PUP,S AKC C ham$400. a C ll 517-8 5 7 -218 7 . pion lines. Vet, checked, tails, dews. Read y to go. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUP $500. 517-812 -2392 PIES, $250. Read y to go. Male & fema le. Also, BOXERS AKC REGISTERED C hihuahuas. 989-235-6 566. puppies, 6 fema les. $400. Call 517-702-9573. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUP PIES Light to d ark, 6 BRITTANY SPANIEL LIVER weeks +, Good with chil& white, AKC, 7 mos., d ren, loveable, parents on male, Field Line, all shots site, pure bred, shots, current, $200. 989-224-7 921 wormed, 5 males and 3 females. $300. (517)468-3 425 CHIHUAHUA PUPS 8 blue & candb miller@td tri colored. Read y to go to there new homes wormed KITS/ CATS; NICE RE;SCUE can be CK.C Call sarah www.trinityacresrescue.p $350-400 (517)455-6852 etfinder .com; many declawed; incl.neuter/med. CHIHUAHUA PUP-S VET $45- $135. (517)410-0074 checked, 1st shots, wormed. Purebred, 8 wks. KITTENS (5) 12 wks old. $300. 989-3 8 7-2211 S ome calico & other colors. $10/each. Call 517CHINESE CRESTED POW349-3136. D E R puff, fema le. POMERANIAN male. S hots & KITTENS - Litter trained, 10 wormed.$300/e ach. wks, black & white, 6 989-620-4278. males & 1 fema le, $10. 517-626-6071. COCKAPOO PUPPIES Read y now. S hots & S H I - W E E N I E S wormed. $275-$325 cash. RE D/BLAC K&WHITE 989-3 8 6-6927. MARKINGS, 8 weeks, loveable, parents on site, COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! shots, wormed, less Good colors. 989-426- 38 66 sheding hypo-allegenic or 989-2 46-0658 Karen. then normal d achshunds ,cute look like COCKER SPANIEL PUPS tedy d bears. $350.00. males, wormed, shots, ( 5 1 7 ) 3 7 5 - 2 4 0 5 parnets on site $200-250. (517)745-5689


LASHA- SHI- TZU POOS MULTI browns, 15 weeks, loveable, parents on site, shots, vet checked, wormed, 2 males also have 2 Lasha/Maltipoo males $200.00. (517)223-9370 MAINE COON kittens, purebred, pedigr eed, vet checked, lg. parents. Call 269-28 2-1091 MALTE S E CKC - S hots, wormed, vet checked. $300-$450. Call 517-5078 628 or 517-267-9665. MALTESE PUPS AKC Tiny, 517-974-0431

MINIATURE PINSCHER 1 f emale left , black & rust, wormed-s hots, $250/obo 989-584-6 192 no S un. calls. MINIATURE PINSCHER PUPS Differ ent ages. $100$250. 517-857 -3036. Cas h only. MINIATURE SCHNAUZER PUP AKC, 18 wks., black, fema le, $550. 231-856 -4511.

PAPILLONS tri’s 1 fema le 2yrs old spayed & 1 male 1yr old neutered. $400 ea. or both for $700. (517)4906981 (517)490-6980 PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI PUPPIES, AKC Reg. 8 wks. old, UTD on shots & worming. Call 517-507-2094. POMERANIAN PUPPIES Ador able! Vet checked. 517-86 1-708 6 POMERANIAN PUPPIES TWO white male,first shots,wormed,w ill be about 6 or 7 lbs grown. $400.00 (517)87 8 -0517 POMERANIAN PUPPIES Will be small, asking $250-$350. Call 517-230-7894.

POMERANIAN PUPS AKC, 1 blue merle male, $400; 1 black w/white markings, fema le, $300. Cas h only please. 989-2 48-412 4. PUGGLE PUPPIES 7 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, small & loveable. $250. 989-427- 3205. PUG PUP AKC reg., quality girl,Vet @ , f awn. Loves people, sweet, health guar. $300. 517-676-4091. PUG PUPPIES A K C , 1st shots, wormed. 18 wks. $250. Call 517-740-6725.

PUG PUP-S SMALL $300. PUGGLE PUPS FAWN$250. 517-719-1199




C ERRY, MAPLE, OAK BACKYARD RAT TERRIER PUPPIES 9 H STORAGE S SONED EA FIREWOOD $70 wks old, 1st shots & S HE DS Q uality material & f ace cord, split, deliv ered wormed. $150. Call 989workmanship 989-834-2028 & stacked. 517-651-5214. 584-6344. CERAMICS FOR SALE 2 FIREWOOD! CUT, UNSPLIT, kilns, approx. 3000 molds , Delivered, $60-80, 3-4 f ace glassware. $2,000 or best cord. 517-930-1102 leave offer . Call 989-640-5141. message. LARGE HEAVYDUTY BLACK F I R E W O O D ROPER GAS DRYER, queen DE LIVE RE D/PIC KU Psize sofa bed, walnut 2 Lansing & surrounding d rawer chest w/storage. areas. $70/$60 (517)627$99 ea./obo. 517-886-1357 4256 SHELTIE PUPPIES AKC, or 517-410-4020. $350-$450. 989-681-2054 FIRE W OOD A E S O S NE D PIONEER POLE BUILD H A R D W O O D - Read y to INGS Free E stimates. Liburn in the C harlotte area. SHIH TZU PUPPY One male censed and Insured. 2x6 $55/f ace cord , 4’x8’x16". born 8/12/10, tri-color, Trusses. 45 Year WarrantYou pick up. PLEASE, cash first shots, mother on site. ed Galvalume S teel. 19 colonly. 517-930-2153. $400.00 Call 517-819-7479. ors. S ince 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Toda y 1-800-292RUBY’ S FIREWOOD 4X8X16, STANDARD POODLE PUPS 0679 $65 f ace cord, hard wood. AKC, CK,C shots, Vet MM Call 517-391-0914. chkd., all papers. $425. 231-859-4154, 517-996-2114 ERECTED POLE BUILDING A ES O S NED HARDWOOD S tanda le Lumber $65 per f ace cord. TEDDY BEARS & MaltiPoo 24’x32’x8’-$5999.00 16"X4’X8’. Free Delivery. pups. Ador able, vet 30’x40’x10’-$8999.00 S teel Volume i d s counts. checked. $500. 517-404roof, doors included, 50 gsl 517-663-1006 3045 other sizes available C omplete material packages SEASONED HARDWOODS WESTHIGHLAND TERRIERS a v a i l a b l e 4X8X16, $65 f ace cord. 3 males, $500, mother & www.stand C hunks & logs. Call 517f ather on site. 1st shot & Call S tanda le Post Frame 505-1983. dew ormed, f amily raised. Buildings Toll Free 1-800Read y Oct 15. 989-224-8138 968-8201 SEASONED SPLIT MIXED MM HARDWOOD - Maple, Oak , YORKIE AKC ADORABLE! Apple. $45/f ace cord + deshots, vet checked, POLE BARNS Michigan’s livery. 517-819-8987. wormed, litter trained Largest Pole Barn C ompa$500. (517)256-5208 ny (Best Built Barns) Best SPECIAL DEAL on seasoned Q uality, Best S ervice, Best hard wood if r ewood $65 YORKIE MALE AKC 12 wks. Price. This Week’s S pecials f a c e cord. Guarantee S hih Tzu Pups. Taking deE rected 24’x24’x8’-$5495.00 price all winter! Offer posits. 517-589-8025. 24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 ends Oct. 31. Jeff 517-71930’x40’x10’-$8995.00 1281; Car ol 517-507-7093. YORKIE POO PUPPIES 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 chantlands 7 wks., 1st shots, wormed. Licensed / Insured 1-87720th year selling fir ewood! Little dolls ! $400. 802-9591 989-427-3205 MM WOOD PELLETS FOR pellet stove. $189/ton (+ tax). STEL BUILDINGS: 5 Only 40lb bags available. S tored 16x20, 25x28, 30x36, 45x74, inside. Cas h. 517-623-6622 50x120. Must Move Now! S elling for Balance Owed! S till C rated/ Free Delivery! 1-800-211-9593 x105 MM YORKIE PUPS $400 STAINLES YORKI-Poos & Malte-Poos WHIRLPOOL ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE T S L E ref r igerator, 3 years $300 & U p NonS hed f rom Home. *Medical, old, excellent condit ion. ToyS ize S hots 989.225.1367 *Business, *Paralegal, $400. 517-930-4594 *Accounting, *Cr iminal YORKIE PUPS AKC & UKC Justice. Job placement asMales & fema les, $350sistance. C omputer availa$600. Also, Teri-Poos, ble. Financial Aid if qualimales & fema les, $250fied. Call 877-895-1828 $300. Call 231-825-2733. www.C MM MOM 2 MOM SALE at Scr ibYORKIES TINY, SWET, vet bles & Giggles 609 N. checked. $500-$700. 517Verlinden Ave Oct. 16th, WANTED: UNWANTED 404-1028, 517-404-3045. 9-12. 50+ tables. appliances, air condit ers, cars, trucks, vans, (517)482-1551 f arm machinery, lawn YORKSHIRE TERRIER PU PS mowers, campers, hot AKC some tiny, shots, water tanks, aluminum or worming & nails clipped. steel boats, aluminum winCall 517-726-0451. dows or doors, aluminum toppers, any types of aluminum or steel siding, 66" CHINA CABINET, pine. 4 wheelers, go carts, trailBeautifu l condit ion, glass ers, batteries. doors on top. $450. 989All picked up for Free. 292-4036 HORSES FOR SALE, Lease. Call 517-628-2818 Training, boarding & les- 72"X36" DESK, $250 w/f ree sons also available. 517matching wall unit. 517507-2094. 321-6556


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Musical Instruments

Wanted to Buy A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, jew lery, f urniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700

LEARN TO OPERATE C ranes-Dozers-Load ersNational C ertificat ion- Tuition Assistance, Approved for VA E d ucational BeneDIABETIC TEST STRIPS fits. Red Rock C ollege, 280 WANTED Most Brands $5Q uandrum, OKC, 15 per box (517)712-6357 1-888798-0693 MC WANTED TO BUY E states, antiques, books, HIGH SCHOOL epheria, toys, and more. BETWEEN AND C ollege? Over 18? 517-623-0416. Drop that entry level position. Ear n what you’re WANTED TO BUY older moworth!!! Travel torcycles & snowmobiles, w/S uccessf ul young busirunning & non-running ness Group. Paid Training. condit ion. 810-394-2577. Transportation, Lodging provided. 1-877-646-5050 YAMAHA SAXOPHONE INMC TERMEDIATE or professio nal model, great shape, mellow tone, 517-646-0477.

Building Materials -Supplies PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Free E stimates-Licensed and Insured-2 x 6 Trusses45 Year Warranted Galvalume S teel-19 C olorsS ince 1976#1 in Michigan- a C ll Toda y 1800-292-0679. MC HUSKY METAL ROOFS, S tanding S eam, Metal shingles/Tile, 18 colors, C ompany installers, Michigan made. All energy star approved, f ree estimates. S ince 1975. 800-3802379MC

Concert-Sports Tickets 4 MSU FOOTBALL tickets and parking pass. Illinois Oct. 16th; Minnesota, Nov. 6th; Purd ue, Nov.20th. $250 per game or best offer . E xcellent seats & parking pass. 517-202-2453.


DRIVER- GREAT MILE!S NO TOUCH FREIGHT! No for ced NE/ NYC! 6 months OTR experience. No felony/DUI last 5yrs. S olos wanted. New team pay packages! 877-740-6262. MC

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S BOLD EY UPRIGHT GRAND A BED QUEN PILLOWTOP PIANO 1917. $150 or best mattress set, new in plasoffer . Call 517-676-7107. tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Can deliv er.

WHEAT 85 bushels, STYLE year f rom certified. Hope- A TEMPERPADIC/ MEMORY FOAM MATwell. E levator cleaned. $9 TRES SET Q ueen, newbushel. 269-967-6967. never used, as seen on TV, with warranty. C ost M1 GARAND Winchester acWYRICK’ S ORCHARD tion re barreled to 308 win. $1,800, S ell $695. Can DeOpen Mon. - Sat . 10 to 6 & $800/best. AR15 Rifle H liver 989-832-2401. MM S un. noon to 6. Located at BAR match competition, 2 5600 E . Parks Rd. S t Johns. stage trigger, $850/best. We now have E mpires, Red 94 Winchester 30-30, made & Golden Delicious & around 1956, $375/best. pumpkins. Ruger #1 in 30-06 w/Leupold 2-7 power, $700/best. Winchester model 70 fea therweight 270 Winchester cal. w/2-7 Leupold scope, $650/best. ALFALFA GRAS-S 517-648-6020 LE ATHE R/S E C TIONAL EXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. S LE E PE R/RE C LINE R/C AS Can deliv er. 517-641-6034 RUGER M77 MARK II S tainH $795 (517)541-8271 less, 308, w/scope, Leopold Varix II 3x9x40, MOVING SALE 2 twin beds $750/obo. Remington 870 $40, d resser $40, hideabed E xpress Magnum w/deer $40, sound system $40, 13 & bird barrel, 12 ga., cf f reezer $95, coffee table $350/obo. JC Higgins Mod$45, 3 des ks $80. Total ACKERSON FIREWOOD el 60 12 ga auto., $250. 517$380. Please no Saturd ays. S easoned hard wood, $60 202-1157. 517-323-9707. per f ace cord, deliv ered. 517-281-9383. Gun reloading SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL WOOD - WANTED: equipment, old guns, bulARD iron & glass dining FIREWOOD 20 FACE CORDS lets, gun parts, more. set w/6 padded chairs. Take all at: $30/per cord. Call 517-623-0416 $400. 517-332-3161. 517-526-0724 SED

AIRLINES ARE HIRING— Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Car eer. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified—H ousing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-891-2281. MM

ANTIQUE BUYER paying cash for vintage artwork, f urniture, lamps, clocks, sterling silver items, musical instruments, pottery, AIRLINES ARE HIRING vintage radio & stereo Train o f r high paying Aviaequipment. Call John 517tion Car eer. FAA approved 886-9795. program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement CASH PAID DAILY assistance.. Call Aviation for diabe tic test strips. Institute of Maintenance $15 per 100 strips. (877) 891-2281. MC Ph. 517-292-0991 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE CASH PAID DAILY f rom Home. *Medical, for diabe tic test strips. *Business, *Paralegal, $15 per 100 strips. *Accounting, *Cr iminal Ph. 517-292-0991 Justice. Job placement assistance. C omputer availaCASH PAID FOR d iabetic ble. Financial Aid if qualitest strips. Most types up fied. Call 877-895-1828 to $15 per box. Call 517www.C 505-2726 or 888-639-6179. MC

A AMISH LOG HEAD BOARD AND Q ueen Pillow LOWREY WALNUT CON Top Mattress S et. Brand SOLE Piano, & bench, 1965. new-never used, sell all for Recently tuned. E xcellent $275. 989-923-1278. cond. $425. 517-627-7554. MM

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ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & **WHAT A FIND IN BAILEY NE IGHBORHOOD!** CRAFTS f rom Home! YearU nique 4 BR., 2 ba upda ted Round Work! E xcellent home, 2136 overall sq. f t. Pay! No E xperience! Top in prime historic area. US C ompany! Glue Gun, Walk to town & university, Painting, Jewelry, More! best schools. A Must see! Toll Free 1-866-844-5091 225-281-0516. MLS# 15848 MM NOW HIRING: C ompanies Desperately Need E mployees to Assemble Produ cts at Home. E lectronics, CD S tands , Hair Barrettes, - possible land Many More. No S elling, FOR SALE contract. 3 bd rm., 2 bath, 3 Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 car garage, 2 acres. Dept. MI-1530 $98,500. 989-277-0616


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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.

Elderly Care Assistance FULL TIME LIVE IN CARE GIVER For elder ly fema le with dement ia. C harlotte area. Free rent, Weekly wages will be compensated. Call 517-983-8149 af ter 4 p.m.

CORNELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL subdiv ision. 2300 sq. f t., 4 bd rm., 2.5 bath. 2001 construction; upda ted in 2010. Priced for immedia te sale at: $189K. Realtors welcome. For appt. call: 517-202-6886,

Medical 15 Medical Billing Trainees Needed!

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Homes For Sale FREE FORECLOSURE LIST INGS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low dow n payment. Call now. 800880-2517 MM

Produ ct E ngineer Melling Tool C ompany Melling Tool C ompany, a div ersified automotive OE and af ter-market manuf acturer is seeking a d ynamic and motivated Produ ct E ngineer to join our E ngineering Department.



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RELOCATE YOUR HOME AND A S VE! U p to $8,500 in relocation E xpenses, PLUS Discounted S ite Rent. $199*/mo. o f r 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

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 10/30/10 EHO

MUST SELL MANUFAC TURED HOME 3 bedr ooms, 2 f ull baths, all appliances, outside shed included. Will hold Land C ontract. $18,000 cash, $25,000 Land C ontract. 517-468-1664.

Mobile Homes For Sale DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME in Bradent on, FL. Heated pool, all maintenance included. $12,500. Call 517-641-6317 for more infor mation. HOLT 2 bd rm., $3,500. Little work needed. Financing available. 866-694-0821.



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40 ACR-ES IN GRATIOT C ounty/C entral MI- E xcellent hunting & fis hing; border ed by 300 acres of ST. JOHNS- M obile Home S tate Land, 16 tillable Park, exc. cond. 2 bd., d bl. acres. Call for det ails: 989wide liv. rm. Newly-built 875-2365 wrap-around porch, great to sit outdoors! Fenced area for pet. Lg. 12’x20’ wood shed w/shelving, cheery kitchen, new plumbing. A real gem for $6,995! 989-224-8564 8 ACRE WOODED LOT on private d rive in upscale subd. Located between Email the Lansing Community Lansing & Grand Led ge . Newspapers 24/7 at: $80,000 TERMS. C all 627-7972.

Needed for busy specialty offic e. Full time position in hospital and offic e setting. S ome weekend coverage. C ompetitive wage and benefits. Fax resume ATTN: Manager to 517-853-0444

Needed for busy specialty offic e. Full time position in hospital and offic e setting. S ome weekend coverage. C ompetitive wage and benefits. Fax resume ATTN: Manager to 517-853-0444

Manufactured Homes


Q ualified candia d tes will have a Bachelor’s degr ee in Mechanical E ngineering and 2 to 5 years of experience in mechanical des ign. E xperience working with 2D and 3D modeling using UG, Pro/E or CATIA Prior program management experience is required. Must have strong analytical abilities, oral and written communication skills along with experience working with APQP.


East Lansing

E xperience with automotive engines flu id systems is preferred. Melling offers its employees competitive wages and excellent benefits, including a 401-k, profit sharing plan, medical /dent al, life insurance, plus many others. Q ualified candia d tes please submit resume along with cover letter and salary history to: Melling Tool C ompany 2620 Sar ad an Drive P.O. Box 1188 Jackson, MI 49204 Attn: HR/ENG E mail : Fax:(517)787-5304

SENIOR BUYER/ PURCHASING Melling Tool C ompany Melling Tool C ompany, a div ersified automotive OE and af ter-market manuf acturer is seeking a d ynamic, motivated indiv idu al to join our Purchasing Department. Minimum Requirements: µBachelor’s degr ee preferred & minimum 5 yrs. experience in component purchasing µE xperience with ERP S ystem, JDE preferred. µE xperience with MS Offic e Applications (E xcel, Word, etc) µS hop floor schedu ling experience µS upplier schedu ling experience, including expedit ing , order placement, dev elopment. µE xperience implementing and maintaining Kanban system µS trong analytical / problem solving skills µE xceptional communication skills, verball and written µMust be a self starter and f unction in a team oriented environment µDemonstrated cost savings as well as supplier strategy and management experience Position Responsibilities: µPreparing/entering work orders based on manuf acturing schedu les µOrder ing materials to support manuf acturing schedu les µTracking orders to ensure on time deliv ery µE xpedit ing orders when necessary to meet manuf acturing schedu le µPerfor ming cycle counts Melling offers its employees competitive wages and excellent benefits, including a 401-k, profit sharing plan, medical /dent al, life insurance, plus many others. Q ualified candida tes please submit resume along with cover letter and salary history to: Melling Tool C ompany 2620 Sar ad an Drive P.O. Box 1188 Jackson, MI 49204 Attn: HR/SB E mail: Fax:(517)787-5304

LOT FOR sale at Deepda le Memorial Gardens . $500. Call 517-694-2049

Apartments For Rent 1 OF THE AREAS NEWEST 3 & 4 bd rm. o f r immedi ate move in. Private entry, personal WD. CALL TODAY! 517-887-1000 ACCORD PROPERTIES S tudios , 1 & 2 Bd rms. Lansing /E . Lansing Area. 517-337-7900

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


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

Apartments East Lansing WORRY-FREE N ES IOR 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!


Apartments Lansing $99 DEPOSIT S outh Lansing. Very clean 2 bedr ooms, new upgrades , $550/$580. 517-393-9307.


517-321-1765 EHO


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

Apartments Suburbs 1st Month Rent FREE when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immedia te Occupancy * C ozy 1 bd rm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * S ingle level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * S torage access * Lovely wooded setting * C lose to everything Call toda y for info and tour! 517-349-2250 C ondit ions apply.

IVAN WOODS 1 bd rm., FREE HEAT Active living for 55+. S tarting at $499 per mo. 517-323-2800 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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 2 bd rm., $510. "0" Deposit! 517-337-1133

3016 W. Willow St. Lansing, MI.

FOR SALE BY OWNER $199,900.00 3 BR/3 bath house, 14’x 22’ screened back porch, finished basement w/laundry area, open design floor plan, double-sided gas log fireplace, loft space for office. 1 acre partially wooded lot, 24’ x 32’ 2-story storage barn w/9’ door. Electricity. Fenced backyard. Lawn irrigation system. St. Gerard/Waverly School District. Ph. 517-321-2670 for showing appt. LJ-0000867106-01

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 **

OKEMOS- CUT,E VERY PRIVATE, 1 bd rm., enclosed garage & dec k. U pgraded kitchen, bath & new wood flrs are brightened by skylight & open flr plan. Fireplace & automatic garage door opener a plus. Incl. lower level storage and WD hookup. Lg. wooded lot. $785. 517-899-0417.

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walk to Meridia n MASON LARGE upda ted 2 GREAT LOCATION IN KIWANIS VILLAGE MASON LARGE 3 bd rm., HASLETT HOLT bd rm., 2 story + bsmnt. Mall. Remodeled 2 bd rm. 1 Groesbeck. 4 bd rm., 2 A senior community 62 o d w nstairs apt. Fireplace, Large 2 bd rm. d uplex. laundry hookup, carport, bath, walk-in closet in bath. Open flr . plan, bonus years of age or dis abled of dec k, basement. $800 + Nice yard. W/D hookup. fir eplace. Patio w/ courtmaster, ground level. C ovf amily room, hard wood any age. Located in Mautilities. 694-1755 d ays, $650 water & sewer incluyard. Newer carpet, appliered parking, pool. $595 lf rs., id s hwasher, washer/ ded. No pets. 517-694-1899. son, MI is currently ac676-9178 wkends . C ell 505ances, laminante & paint. incl. heat, elect., water & d ryer, fenc ed yd. Pets cepting application for 1 5875 wkends & nights. Trash, lawn, major snow sewer. No pets/smoking. okay. $1,100/mo. bedr oom apartments. incl. No big dogs . Nice 517-420-7049. 517-420-7554 U nits of barrier f ree des ign LANSING - 112 W. Thomas, area. $715 +. PORTLAND APTS may also be available. For comletely remodeled, 2 517-853-6307. affor able housing starting Apply toda y... Move Tobd rm., 1 bath, central air, HOLT at $417 Call 517morrow! Fast Approval! WD hookup. Fenced in 2 bd rm. d uplexes. 676-6290 a C ll 517-647-4910 for a tour yard. Near school & park. Nice yard. $650 & $560 TDD # (800) 649MASON: MOVE IN of your new home. Locat$595 + util. & dep. water & sewer included. 3777 S P E C I A L . 2 BR, 1 bath ed j ust minutes west of 517-627-3552 BLUE WATER VILLAGE 517-694-1899. shared bsmt. with locked Lansing. Dimonda le, near GM Delta storage/laund r y, air, e f nplant. New 2 & 3 bd rms, 2 ced backyard. $610 mo. ON Okemos Schools . baths, starting at $700 HOLT- 2 LG bd rms, 1 bath, MAS WILLIAMSTON 2 BDRM., 517-230-3885,517-202-1781 1685 S tillman. 2 bd rm., 1.5 & trash incl. all applian2 story, large kitchen, cen1 bath, recently remod bath, completely remod ces, bsmt., pets welcome. tral air, washer/d ryer, exeled, 1 car garage, $675 eled, on 2 acres. Att’d 1 car Call 517-749-1714 or tra clean, f ull bsmt, gas mo. + utils. Call 517-285O S T U HEAT S LANSING 3 MASON garage. $800+ utilities. No 517-372-6250 heat, small pets ok. 0575. bd rm., 2 baths, loft , air, 2 & 3 bd rm. fir eplace, pets/ smoking. For more 517-468-3963 bsmt., e d c k, great neighcentral air, washer/ info., 517-930-1575 borhood. No pets. $755 + d ryer. $750-$900. GRAND LEDGE LG 2 depos it. 517-393-8970. 517-282-9669 bd rm Townhouse, 1.5 HOLT- 4473 NORWOOD, S .E . LANSING- 3 bd rm., 1.5 517-349-8000 bath, f ull bsmt, garage, 3 bd rm., f ull bsmnt., bath, kitchen appliances, $695+ utilities. Newly washer/d ryer hookup. central air, garage, if nis hremodeled. Nice, shad e d yard . ed bsmnt., storage room, E T Lakefr ont on 517-339-2486 MASON--FREE HEAT! 1 & HASLT $750+ utilities. lg. laundry room w/WD Lake Lansing w/doc k, 2 bd rms, $99 S ecurity e d 517-882-0219 hookup. $850+ utilities. No gazebo, beautifu l view. posit, Vouchers accepted, pets. 517-394-6774 AVE. 1 BE Dpatio or dec k. Luxury 2 GRAND LEDGE: S pacious 1,000 sq. f t. U pda ted lg. COLEMAN ROOM DU P LE X NE A R bd rm w/ offic e, condo/ Water/S ewer/Trash incl. 1200 sq. f t., 2 bd rm., + INGHAM MEDICAL HOSPI - HOLT CLEAN! 3BR, 1.5BA, apt. New maple kitchen, Pet-fr iendly . 517-244-0672 bsmnt., laundry. 1.5 bath, 2 TAL $400 PER MONTH W/D hookup, Dishwasher, WEBBERVILLE2 bd rm. black/ stainless applianstory. Garage, lg. kitchen PLUS UTILITIES AND DEAir, Private Drive, Yard, d uplex, 2 car garage, ces, carpet, air. W/D. some & bd rms,. w/balcony. Email the Lansing Community POS I T, LOTS OF L C OS T E S hed. No smoking or pets. $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or fir eplace & granite, No big Fresh paint, newer carpet. Newspapers 24/7 at: SPACE, DECK. NO PET.S $750/mth includes water & 810-923-0910. dogs , incl lawn, trash,snow No big dogs . $750 + util. (517)281-1236 48910 sewer. 517-507-3887 $895 to $975. 517-853-6307 517-853-6307

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Service Directory


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




Interior & E xterior




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

10 to 15 to choose f rom, Various S izes, Call to Reserve S ource #1GN 866-609-4321

Floor Services

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

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



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.


Gutters A E VET S ROUGH L C A E NING & minor repair. Also Power Washing. Free estimates. Call (517) 322-4131 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

HOME RENOVATIONS Home remodeling & Hand yman services. Free est. Licensed. Call 517-862-6374

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


Licensed • Insured Free Estimates 517-649-2344


Painting-Papering -Plastering

Wayne Shook Experienced Interior-Exterior Painting

Insured • Free Estimates • References



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



R. Knott S ervices S ince 1986 Free E stimates 517-993-2052 (517) 694-7502


SIDING Since 1975

House Cleaning


HI I’M SALLY a stay at home mom. I’m honest & 517.322.4131 Trash removal reliable. Housecleaning Appliances, brush, carpet, services and/ or assisting wood, etc. S enior dis c. w/errands . 517-709-3452 Eav estrough C leaning.

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

Home ImprovementRepairs



• Refinishing • Repairs • Installation



Total Remodeling GRAND LEDGE 2 bd rm. if r eplace, garage, central air, washer & d ryer, $750$775. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

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Lawn and Tree Service NOW BOOKING for Fall cleanups. Free E stimates • Insured Call 989-884-3025

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





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

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

WINDS OF CHANGE Tree S ervice. Mark Beutler Lic. & Ins. Free E stimates 517-214-0364, 517-672-0785

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

Reliable C onstruction

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

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

Painting-Papering -Plastering

PERFECTIONS. TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. haul- PAINTING Int & ext. Q uality work. ed Yard & build. clean up, Refer ences, f ree est. trees & bushes trimmed. (517)332-3281 or 290-4187. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664

Stump Removel


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

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

Condominiums For Rent


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

C ertain condit ions

AUTO OWNER/S WAVERLY BEACON LAKE Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bd rms, f rom $525, no Q uiet community with specpets. Free heat. 517-712- tacular lake views. Move in 4915, 202-3234, 323-1153 specials. Located btwn E . Lansing & Jackson. Off US127 in Mason! BEECHFIELD E f f iciency thru 517-676-8877 2 bedr oom, $325-$540. U tilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512. C LONIAL VILLAGE O AREA: 1 bedr oom Q uiet Area. No S moking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300

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


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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

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Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area. Ford

Antique-Classic Cars MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 1968 $8000 Auto., ps, very nice car, priced well below book value 517-393-7784

Buick BUIK C ’94 $1050 5.1 Wagonmaster E state. Travel Trailer sleeps 6 $900 Good cond. C ell 517-256-6830 517-669-9680 BUICK LUCERNE CXL 2009 $26,900 Total vehicle price $35,670. White. 13,000 mi. Warnty Mint cond. 810-841-1396 RIVIERA, 1998 $4,800/OBO 146K mi. Tan, leather int. S upercharged motor. E xcellent condit ion. 517-669-1397

RANGER, 2001 Low miles, loaded, Good condit ion.

BOX VAN, 1990 $1500/BEST High mi., many new parts, new tires. Fair condit ion. 517-331-0542 EQUINOX LTZ, 2010 $26,000 16K mi. 6 cyl., 19" wheels, leather. Tow pkg E xcellent condit ion. 517-420-7707

2006 MAGNUM R S T8 (HEMI) $20,000. Red, 55K, 1 owner, all record s, loaded. E xcellent C ondit ion 517-647-6211


2000 E -150 VAN $12,000 Wheelchair acc. w/side lift . Black, grey int., 72K mi. 269-968-4423 F-350 DRW, 2000 $22,000 50K mi. C rew cab, 7.3L id es el. Loade.d Banks brake. E xcellent condit ion. 517-420-4959

Honda IC VIC X E 2004 $6200/OBO 128K mi., recent maintenance, new tires E xcellent cond. Tim 517-290-6798

Jeep-Eagle ’97 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO $3000 new Michelins, air, all power, 4WD, 210K mi. Good condit ion 517-381-8803


2009 TOWNCAR SIGNATURE LIMITED $26,800 17K, cream white w/beige lthr heated seats. Perfec t. E xcellent condit ion 517-238-5001


D E GE L ES 2007 $20,000 6 cyl, CD changer, Lthr, 9200mi., Off White 517-323-2920

Chevrolet CAMARO 2000 $10,500 White C onvt, stored winters, 44,048mi, ex. interior 517-651-2727

$8995/BEST cab. 517-230-7117

4wd, extended

TAURUS SE 1999 6 cyl, 67,900 mi., Red

Mercedes Benz E -430 4-MATIC, 2001 $6,000/BEST 152K highway mi., Black on black, sharp. E xcellent condit ion. 517-803-9169

LINCOLN TOWN A C R 2004 $10,500 S ignature, 4 d r., C hampagne, S imulated conv. top, tan lthr, keyless, 69K mi. 517-505-5998

FORD F250 PICKUP 1976 1ST $2000 GETS IT ALL! 70000 miles, many extra parts. 517-882-3621

Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & f ull size 5751 S . C eda r - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Mini Vans CHRYSLER 2008 $17,995 Town & C ountry Touring, 6 cyl, Lthr, d ual DVD, 35100mi., Black 517-569-3492 HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & f ull size 5751 S . C eda r - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Oldsmobile ACHIEVA, 1997 $3500 60K mi. E xtra clean, non-smoker, everything works E xcellent condit ion. 517-323-1642 TORONADO FE3 1989 C old air, everything works N ice car

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AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bd rms, S ection 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374 BE A HOME OWNER Rent to own. Owner will fina nce. Land C ontract available. Call 517-202-3121.

Homes For Rent 2124 PLEASANT VIEW 2 bd rm., f ull bsmt., garage, fenc ed yard, $750+ util. (517) 482-8771 733 N . JENISO,N Lansing, MI 48915: Beautifu l 2 bd rm., 1 bath. Hard wood lf rs. Incl. f ridge & oven. Well insulated w/new windows. C lose to S t. Lawrence & near L C C / C o o l e y . $15/application fee. $600/mo. 517-331-1182. 919 S . HOLMES ST. 2 bd rm., $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 N. LARCH ST. 2 BR, $550 mo. + utils. Near busline. 2 BR apt., $550 mo., all utils incld. Rooms w/private bath, $350 all utils. incld. Call 484-5619.


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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.

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On October 6, 2010 the follow ing minutes of the proceedings 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 21, 2010 Regular Meeting SUAN McGILLICUDDY SUPERVISOR TC-86775 7





Decedent/S ettlor: Roger Albert S tone Date of birth: March 10, 1919 Decedent’s Trust Declaration of Trust of Roger Albert S tone TO ALL CREDITORS: The Decedent , Roger Albert S tone, who lived at 3215 W Mount Hope, Apt 321, Lansing, MI 48911, ingham C ounty, Michigan, id ed August 28, 2010. C redit ors of the Decedent/S ettlor are notified that all claims against the Decedent and the Declaration of Trust of Roger Albert S tone, will be for ever barred unless presented to j anice Ruth Forrester, 24 C umloden Drive, Falmooth, MA 02540, or Nancy Jean Barry, 272 Dupont C ourt, Auburnda le, FL 33823, C oTrustees at the addr esses set forth below, within four months af ter the d ate of publication.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s E state

TC-867323 10/10/10

FILE NO. 10-001161-TV-P33

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Trust E state E state of KENNETH JAMES KUESTER Date of birth: 8/11/1924 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , KENNETH JAMES KUESTER, who lived at 2816 Memory Lane, Delhi Township, MI 48911 Michigan died 7/26/2010. C redit ors of the dec edent and trust are notified that all claims against the estate will be for ever barred unless presented to Kristen R Kuester, named trustee at 1622 Paseo De la C onquistador a, San ta Fe, NM 87501 within 4 months af ter the d ate of publication of this notice. S eptember 23, 2010 Willingham and C ote P.C . Lee B Reimann P51895 333 Albert S treet, S te 500 East Lansing, MI 48823 517-351-6200 Kristen R Kuester 1622 Paseo De C onquistador a San ta Fe, NM 87501 TC-867335 10/10/10

E state of AUGUST D. DIEDRICH, JR Date of birth: February 9, 1913 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , AUGUST D DIEDRICH JR, who lived at 1733 Gay Lane, Lansing, Michigan died March 8, 1998 C redit ors of the dec edent are notified that all claims against the estate will be for ever barred unless presented to Paul H Dykema, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 313 West 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. S eptember 21, 2010 Willingham and C ote P.C . Lee B Reimann P51895 333 Albert S treet, S te 500 East Lansing, MI 48823 517-351-6200

la Paul H Dykema 3720 David Lane Lansing, MI 48911 TC-867333 10/10/10



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 25, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., in the Meridia n Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan, 48864 (phone 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a special use permit request. C onsumers E nergy is requesting a special use permit to allow an upgrade of the existing electric substation and work in the 100-year flood plain. The subjec t site is located at 5521 Okemos Road, which is on the west side of Okemos Road, south of Raby Road in S ection 9 of the Township. Please note, the Planning C ommission may make a dec ision on S pecial U se Permit #10111 the same night as the public hearing. Infor mation regarding this request may be examined at the Department of C ommunity Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, (517-853-4560) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monda y through Frida y. C omments may be made in writing ad d ressed to the Planning C ommission at the above addr ess or may be made at the hearing.

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by S upervisor Schneider . Members present were S upervisor Schneider , C lerk McQu een, Trustees C lark, C urtis, Pett and Puttler. Member absent was Treasurer Garrity-excused. Also present were S uperintendent Feltman, C ounty C ommissioner Heidema n and several township residents. ACTION: 1. Approved the agenda as printed with the addit ion of Workers C ompensation dis cussion to Items for Introdu ction. 2. Approved the consent agenda to receive and file the Farmers Market Board minutes of August 23, 2010 and the S enior S ervices Ad visory C ommittee minutes of August 18, 2010. Approved the payment of the General Fund vouchers #38322-#38377 in the amount of $35,868.00, Payroll vouchers #19944-#19984 and Direct Deposits #669-#698 in the amount of $77,454.80, S ewer Fund vouchers #2708 in the amount of $804.58 and ACH/ MERS payment in the amount of $17,252.79. 3. Approved the regular Board meeting minutes of S eptember 20, 2010. 4. Approved the Outdoor Assembly for Hillel and S igma Nu Fund Raiser to be held north of 16800 C handler Road on October 15th with the township to be named an addit ional insured. 5. Approved bringing the road s in The Landings S ubdi vision into the public street inventory when they meet county specificat ions. 6. Appointed Fran Thurlby to the S enior S ervices Ad visory C ommittee to fill the vacancy created with the resignation of Dana C onley. 7. S et the 2011 Budget Public Hearing for October 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. 8. Adopt ed the Fund Balance Policy. C ounty C ommissioner Report given. S uperintendent’s Report - Verbal report given. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Mary M.G. Helmbrecht, CMC Township C lerk

Respectf ully submitted, Kathleen B. McQu een, C lerk

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PETS WELCOME! 103 Car low S t., Eat on Rapids Very clean 1860 sqf t ranch built in 2000. 3 bedr oom, 3 bath. Master bedr oom has ’8 7 FORD MOTOR home 27’, 28K miles. Nice condi walkin closet and master tion. 517-393-6802 bath with j acuzzi tub. Ca thedr al ceilings, gas fir eplace, floors are hard - ’91 MOTOR HOME 28’, wood, carpet, ceramic tile. Gulfstre am, 65,000 mi. Asklarge fenc ed yard for pets. ing $5,500, excellent condi Partially finis hed basetion. Call: 517-626-6989. ment. Main floor laundry. within walking dista nce to TRAVE L TRAILER sleeps 6, ER schools and Cat holic self cond., air, f urn. $900. C hurch. Nice f amily neighBuick estate wagon, 350, borhood. House is idea l $1050. Both good cond. S eptember 15, 210 for a f amily or for seniors. S ell sep. or together. 517Appliances included. You 256-6830 or 517-669-9680 C rrie S Ihrig P69830 a pay utilities. $1250/mo 2401 E Grand River Avenue plus one month security Lansing, MI 48912 depos it. Occupancy Nov.1. 517-487-8300 Rent to own option available. For pictures or more Janice Ruth Forrester, Trustinfor mation please call or ee email. (517)712-2679 24 C umloden Drive 48827

LANSING 1803 DONORA, lease to own, 2 bd rm/ 1 bath, hard wood lf oors, appliances included. WD hookup 2 car det atched NICE 3 BDRM. house in quigarage, $650/mo + $650 et neighorhood on corner dep. No pets/d rugs. 517lot. Near busline, parks & 749-2482. schools. Hard wood lf oors, AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 many upda tes, newer apbd rms, S ection 8 OK. pliances. No pets. $750 Pets OK. Move in speLANSING HOME /mo. + 1st mo dep. Ref. cial! Flexible terms For rent. Neat & clean, T S JOHNS 211 Wight S t. 3 517-204-2334 available. $395-$1095. 3 bd rm., 1st l f . laund r y. bd rm. home. No smoking S . T JOHNS/ FOWLER 517-651-1374 Call 517-641-7271 or or pets. $750 mo + dep. & S C HOOLS -4 bd rm. f arm517-214-7648. OKEMOS SCHOOLSKEY util. 989-224-7851 house + liv. & din. rm., of S T O N E S ub. N. of Grand fic e & playroom. 1 car atRive on Okemos Rd. 4 tached garage, large yard. bd rm., 3.5 bath in nice, $800+ util. 517-449-5392. quite neighborhood. Loft , kitchen, dec k, f ully fin. - 5 bd rm., 3 basement. $1,500/mo. + WILLIAMSTON bath, split level country util. 517-402-3368 home on 5 acres. 2 car garage. Gorgeous dec k, pet ST JOHNS – Please take notice that a Public Hearing has been schedu led okay. Horse run-in - horse Only $340/Mo! Lease to okay. 20 minutes f rom Own! Your Own Home! for Monda y, October 18, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at 14480 Webster MS.U $1,500/mo. 231-258Over 1,500 sq.ft . New Car 3413 pet & Paint ~ Many more Road, Bath, Michigan 48808, to hear comments relative to the to choose f rom!! THE MEADOWS Bath C harter Township 2011 Budget . C opies of the budget (989) 224-7707

are available at the township ofif c es for review. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subjec t of this hearing. Bath C harter Township will provide to indiv idu als with dis abilities, reasonable auxiliary aids and services that are need ed to f ully participate in any Township meeting providing a 72 hour notice is received by phone or in writing. C ontact the C lerk’s Offic e at the number listed below to request the necessary assistance. Kathleen B. McQu een, C lerk Bath C harter Township (517)-641-6728

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