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October 31, 2010

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Okemos will name new superintendent By DAWN PARKER

OKEMOS – Interim superintendent Catherine Ash is expected to be named the next superintendent of the Okemos School District. The Okemos school board appears ready to make the appointment at its next meeting on Monday, Nov. 8,. Ash was named the interim superintendent after Cheryl Kreger announced in Catherine Ash May that she would retire from the superintent’s post effective July 1. Ash came to work in the Okemos School District in August of 1996 from the DeWitt School District where she worked as assistant principal at DeWitt High School. Her annual salary of $147,755 will not be increased, officials say. Ash had served as deputy superintendent for Kreger, and during her tenure with Okemos has handled human resources and finance duties. A board committee recommended Ash

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Meridian Bowl victory

Absentee ballots popular area polling places. Requests for absentee ballots in both East Lansing It’s that time again – and Meridian Township subElection Day is on the hori- stantially higher than exzon. pected, but the total turnout With a new governor to Nov. 2 will probably be simelect and many other offices ilar to past gubernatorial to fill, local election officials elections, say local election expect plenty of company at officials.


The Okemos football team celebrates a hard-fought victory over Haslett to win the Meridian Bowl, which had been in the hands of the Vikings since 2007. Okemos’ defense and powerful running game helped as the Chiefs came out on top Friday, Oct. 22, ending their football season with a 5-4 record — the best since 2007. The win did not earn Okemos a berth in the state high school football playoffs. See story and pictures, Page 29

for the post during the board’s meeting Monday, Oct. 25 . Board member Peter Trezise pointed out the expense that would likely be wasted on a national search for a new superintendent. “I don’t believe we can afford it,” Trezise said. “The $8,000 to $10,000 we would spend would lead us back to where we are now.” Others spoke to Ash’s suitability for her proposed new position. “I have observed board meetings, and I have always been impressed by the masterful and professional way Dr. Ash conducts herself,” new board member Melanie Lynn said. “She continually responded to questions, and was able to respond to comments which may or may not have been favorable.” “I feel like Dr. Ash is a problem-solver,” board member Deborah Baughman added. Lynn was named to the board earlier in the meeting. The mother of three daughters in Okemos schools was one of six finalists for the post and one of 15 who applied. Lynn, who succeeds Mary Graham, will serve until Dec. 31, 2011. If she decides to seek re-election, she will have to do so in November 2011.

Two campus precincts have changed in East Lansing. Students who previously voted in Brody now go to Butterfield; students voted in Owen Graduate Center are now voting in Shaw Hall. See Ballots/page 5

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News in brief in the fellowship hall. The event is open to the public at no charge, however a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Guild’s scholarship fund.

‘Music of the Americas’ will be peformed Nov. 3 Lansing Matinee Musicale presents: “Music of the Americas” Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 Grand River Ave., Lansing. The program will feature “The Liberty Bell” by John Phillip Sousa, “Legends from Greenwood” by Catherine McMichael, “Autumn in Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzola and more. The event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Penny Draper at (517) 351-4632.

Meditation class wll be held Wednesdays in Haslett How to Meditate will be offered from 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Haslett Community Education Center, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. This three-week series started Oct. 27 and will cover meditation techniques and how to develop a practice. Call to register at (517) 339-2665. Cost: $65 for the three classes.

Sparrow Hospital Guild will host Charity Ball Nov. 20 The Sparrow Hospital Guild hosts the 85th Charity Ball on Nov. 20. The black tie optional affair will be held at The Country Club of Lansing. Festivities begin at 7 p.m., diner at 8 p.m. with dancing to follow. Reservations may be made by calling Bev Suhrheinrich at (517) 655-5761. Benefactors are $250 each and patrons are $125 each. Donations are also welcomed.

Haslett Library Friends will hold book sale fund-raiser The Friends of the Haslett Library are holding a fundraising book sale on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Haslett Middle School cafeteria, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Current Friends of the Haslett Library may shop at a pre-sale from 8:30-9 a.m. New memberships and renewals will be available at the door. Prices will be 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardcovers (with the exception of specialty books). There will be a wide selection of books for readers of all ages. All proceeds will benefit the Has-

Knights to hold craft show, bake sale Nov. 6, 7 The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a holiday craft show on Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7, at St. Mary Activity Center, corner of Cedar and High streets in Williamston. A craft show and bake sale will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and a luncheon served from noon-2 p.m. The craft show will also be featured on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A Swiss steak dinner will be served from noon-3 p.m. Profits from the luncheon and bake sale will be donated to St. Mary Parish and the profits from the Swiss steak dinner will help fund charitable works of the K of C. Call Mike at (517) 349-3178 or Vicki at (517) 214-7570 for more information.

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East Lansing pumpkin faces (Above) Pumpkin carving, cider, and donuts were some of the activities at the Orchard Street Pump House in East Lansing Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24. This neighborhood event was sponsored by the Community Relations Coalition. (Right) Sisters Tara, 10, and Kiran Webster, 16, of East Lansing, do a little creative carving to produce unique pumpkin faces.

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lett Library on the move renovation/ relocation fund. For more information, contact the library at (517) 339-2324.

and return address (giving the child an opportunity to write back). Shoe boxes may be gift wrapped but it is not required. Shoe box drop-off dates are Nov. 15-22 at New Hope New Hope Church will be Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. more information, call (517) site for Operation Christmas For 339-9000, (517) 339-8689 or go to New Hope Church of Haslett will serve as a relay center for this year’s Operation Christmas Child project Organists will perform fifth during the week of Nov. 15-22. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Autumn Pops Concert Nov. 7 The Greater Lansing Chapter of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief that collects gift shoe boxes for the American Guild of Organists’ hurting children in Haiti and around will present its fifth annual Autumn Pops Concert on Sunday, Nov. 7, the world. Groups may pack their shoe box- 3 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church es with school supplies, small toys, of Okemos, Okemos and Bennett hygiene items and hard candy. The roads. This program will feature sevbox tops should be labeled with the eral very talented Lansing area muchild’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, 10-14, sicians, on a variety of instruments, and whether it is intended for a boy performing a blend of pop, jazz and or girl. A personal note and photo classical selections. Refreshments may be included along with a name will be served following the concert

Adoption Connections, a consortium of adoption professionals, is sponsoring a workshop on Sensory Processing Disorders in Adopted and Post Institutionalized Children Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Clinton Eaton Ingham Community Mental Health Office, 812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. The presenter is Cindy Grider, a senior occupational therapist for Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Community Mental Health. For more information, call Nancy Cannon at (517) 327-1388.

Van Atta’s will conduct wreath-making classes Van Atta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop will hold two holiday wreath making classes taught by experts on staff on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. and on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. There is a class fee of $25 and attendees are encouraged to bring pruners and their preferred add-ons such as ribbon, décor, etc. Each class will be limited in size to 20 people. To register or for more information, visit or call (517) 339-1142. Van Atta’s is located on Old M-78 in Haslett, 1 1/2 mile east of Marsh Road.

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News briefs The Kiwanis Club of Okemos will raise funds by selling live, mixed evergreen (balsams, pines, etc.), pine cones, and berries in a 24 inch diameter wreaths to hang on your door, fireplace, mirrors, or lamp posts. Delivered fresh from refrigerated truck on Nov. 26 and directly to you upon receipt which will be in time for holiday decorating. Price is $29, payable at time of ordering, with all proceeds to benefit local Kiwanis projects for children and the community. Make checks payable to the Kiwanis Club of Okemos. See any Okemos Kiwanis member or call Terry at (517) 349-2028.

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Gentle Yoga class will commence Nov. 2, 4 The Gentle Yoga sixweek series is offered from 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, beginning Nov. 2 and 4 and ending Dec. 14 and 16 at the Haslett Community Education Center, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. Includes slow stretches from the floor and standing,breathing techniques and meditations. Call to register at (517) 339-2665. Cost: $95 for the classes.

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signed to introduce and reinforce science curriculum for home-schooled children. The programs are open to children 5-15 years old. The next Weekday Science Program, “Bears of North America,” is Friday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. The winter season of programs is Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4. The fee is $4/child/class or $10/child/season. Call (517) 349-3866 for more information.

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East Lansing City Clerk Nicole Evans said requests for absentee ballots have been “surprisingly” high, with 1,868 requested, well above the 1,500 on the city’s permanent list. There were 3,500 absentee ballots issued for the presidential election in 2008. But in a sign people may be taking their time to decide, only 47 percent of ballots have been returned, compared to the normal tally of 90 percent returned. The traditional turnout for a gubernatorial election in East Lansing has been around 45 percent – or 12,000 of the city’s registered voters – and Evans said she’s “not expecting much more”. Her office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 to issue and accept absentee ballots. Absentee ballots must be obtained by 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, but Evans said if they are obtained on Monday they must be voted in person. All absentee ballots obtained on Saturday must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Forgot where to vote? Go to the Nov. 2, 2010 General Election link on the

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ART GALLERIES “Capturing the Essence of Nature Through Realism”, East Lansing Public Library, North Foyer Gallery, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 1-28. Featuring landscapes, wildlife and horses in particular. Info: 351-2420 , " “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,

ART GALLERIESEXHIBITS ResVU 1 & 2 Exhibit, Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31. See website for more details. Info: 319-6832, "

ART OPENINGS Art Happens opening ceremony, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Around 85 local artists will exhibit their works at the 39th Friends of the Okemos Library annual art show and sale. Show runs through Nov. 28. Info: 347-2021, "

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standing, breathing techniques and Together, Let’s Jam!, MSU 9:30-11:20 a.m. Thursdays. Figure Road #200, Okemos, noon Nov. 3. meditations. Call to register. Info: Community Music School, 841 skating lessons and practice for RSVP to or 339-2665. Cost: $95 for six classes. Timberlane St. #B, East Lansing, adult women of all skill levels. Info: call 881-8061. Info: 881-8061. first Wednesday of the month. CMS Good Form Walking Clinic, 655-4164, Okemos/Haslett Rotary, City of East Lansing Seeks teamed up with the Capital Area Cost: $5 per session. Applicants for Boards Playmakers Athletic Footwear, Walnut Hills Country Club, 2874 E. Down Syndrome Association to and Commissions, East 2299 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, Lansing Rotary Club Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, bring a free program that provides Lansing, East Lansing, ongoing. The 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays. Participants Meeting, Eagle Eye Golf Club, 12:10-1:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Info: monthly music experiences for City of East Lansing is seeking will gain the necessary tools to 15500 Chandler Road, Bath, 853-4144. teenagers and adults of all ability citizen volunteers to several of its be able to walk easier, faster 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5. This is our The HELO Club: New levels. RSVP to Cindy Edgerton advisory boards and commissions. and injury-free. Open to all. Space yearly meeting with the Downtown members welcome, East at, 353-6426 One application can be used to is limited. Call or go online for Coaches Club at Eagle Eye. The Lansing, East Lansing, ongoing. The or 543-1981. Feel free to contact apply to more than one board more information and to register. meeting will start earlier than HELO Club is a social/philanthropic her with any questions. Info: or commission. Applications Info: 349-3803, normal. Call with questions. Info: organization for women new to the 355-7661, received in 2009 and 2010 will " 374-8989. area or newly retired. We offer together_lets_jam.php?el_special_jam. be kept on file through the end How to Meditate, Haslett Mom to Mom, River Terrace a way to meet new friends, " of 2010 for consideration when Community Education Center, 1590 Church, 1509 River Terrace, East monthly luncheons with speakers vacancies occur. Applications and Franklin St., Haslett, 7-8:15 p.m. Lansing, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and many activities (book clubs, CHILDREN’S descriptions of commission duties Wednesdays, Oct. 27-Nov. 10. This . Biblically based class to educate, walking group, bridge, etc) in are available online. Call or e-mail ACTIVITIES three-week series will cover encourage and equip moms of all which to participate. Info: Laurie at for Odyssey of the Mind, meditation techniques and how to ages and stages as they parent 339-0482. more information. Info: 319-6920, Chippewa Middle School, Food develop a practice. Call to register. their children. We offer food, lab classroom, 4000 Okemos Rd, EXHIBITS Info: 339-2665. Cost: $65 for all fellowship, teaching, speakers, vacancies. Okemos, 7 p.m. Mondays. A three classes. workshops and small group “Canstruction” creative team experience for discussions. Child care is provided competition, Meridian Mall, Life Skills, Abundance & CHILDREN’S middle school and high school. up to age 3, as well as Bible stories, 1982 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, Energy Class series, Self Create a complicated mechanical crafts, music and gym activities for ACTIVITIES Oct. 30-Nov. 7. International charity Realization Meditation Healing device and produce a play using the 3 to 5-year-olds. Register on site competition where architects, Interactive Story Time, Centre, 7187 Drumheller Road, device. Have fun while becoming a or at Info: interior designers and students Schuler Books & Music, Meridian Bath, 7-8:15 p.m. Nov. 1, 4, 5. visionary. Info: 803-8047. 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Info: 394-4614, CLUBS AND Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Cost: $5. Atta Road, Okemos, 10- noon MEETINGS Birthing From Within Nov. 6. Webelos, Girl Scouts, Capital Area Astronomy childbirth classes, ASK ME Brownie Scouts and Cub Scouts Association, Abrams Made from scratch every day House, 1027 Seymour Ave., Lansing, can earn their outdoor badges from Planetarium, Michigan State 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 21-Dec. with the best ingredients. the staff at Harris Nature Center. University, East Lansing, 2. Childbirth preparation. Info: All workshops are available at 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3. John French 676-1671, either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. and of the Abrams staff showing last two hours. Groups of scouts pictures and talking about his visit Cost: enroll online. can arrange separate dates by to the National Radio Astronomy contacting the nature center. For Empowered Childbirth Observatory Green Bank Telescope information about which badges Classes, Greenhouse Birth in West Virginia. Info: 930-2933, are offered on a particular date, call Center, 1831 Newman Road, " the center or visit the website. Info: Okemos, classes are offered from 349-3866,; 7-9:15 p.m Tuesdays. This six-week East Lansing Woman’s Club, Peoples Church, Robertson series addresses natural childbirth Room, 200 W. Grand River Ave., and additional topics such as The Nutcracker Pottery East Lansing, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1. postpartum care, breastfeeding Contest, Art Unlimited, 4692 “Woman’s Club History Comes and newborn care. A partner or Okemos Road, Okemos , 10 a.m.Alive” by a panel of past founders birth support person that will be noon Nov. 6. Paint a nutcrackerand presidents. Info: 339-9487. with the birthing mother during themed plate, and meet dancers labor and birth are strongly Eloquents Toastmasters who will be performing in the encouraged to participate. Call Weekly Meeting, Okemos Nutcracker Thanksgiving weekend to register. Info: 349-2620, Presbyterian Church, meets in at the Wharton Center. Plates will small chapel off education wing, be judged by age category, and Cost: $150 for six weeks. 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, 6-7:15 winning plates will be displayed p.m. Thursdays. Info: (248) at the Wharton Center during Gentle Yoga, Haslett 974-6127, the Nutcracker performance. Art Community Education Center, 1590 Cost: Unlimited is donating 50 percent Franklin St., Haslett, 6-7:15 p.m. guests welcome. of all proceeds to the Children’s Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, Nov. 4901 Okemos Rd. Ballet Theatre of Michigan. Info: 2-Dec. 16. Six-week series includes Ladies Silver Blades figure 349-8278. Cost: $20. slow stretches from the floor or skating, Suburban Ice, 2810 LJ-0100040910 Hannah Boulevard, East Lansing,

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Calendar display through Nov. 7. Cans will then be donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Mid-Michigan Chapter. Info: (248) 855-6777.

“Designing Women of Postwar Britain: Their Art and the Modern Interior”, Kresge Art Museum, MSU campus , East Lansing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 16-Dec. 17. Explosions of color and playfulness abound in this collaboration with the MSU Apparel and Textile Design program. Info: 353-9834, “The Past Ten Years” exhibit, East Lansing Public Art Gallery, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1. Photographic exhibit by Louis Villafranca. Info: 333-2580, " “The Power of Design”, Kresge Art Museum, Perspectives Gallery, MSU campus , East Lansing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MondaysFridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 9-Dec. 17. Exhibition of Chinese textiles, costumes and costume accessories from MSU’s Apparel & Textile Design collection. Info: 353-9834. Art Happens, Capital Area District Library Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, runs Nov. 6-28. Show features works from about 85 local artists. Runs during library hours; sales are 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 347-2021, " Day of the Dead Exhibit, MSU Museum, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, through Nov. 7. Info: 355-2370,


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facilities will be open with lots of cool stuff; check out the real bones and skulls at the museum and also the Bug House’s resident tarantula, Teresa. Wear a bug costume at the Bug House and get a special treat. Trick or treat at Stanley’s General Store at the MSU Museum. Info: 355-4662. "

YMCA Active Older Adults Parkwood YMCA, FOOD AND DRINK Program, 2306 Haslett Road, East Lansing, Annual Election Day 9-10:30 a.m. Turkey Dinner, Craft Mondays-Wednesdays, starting U-Pick pumpkins and Show & Bake Sale, First Nov. 1. Exercise program for the apples, Clearview Orchards, Congregational Church, 401 E. active older adult (ages 55 and 1051 Barry Road, Haslett, 9:30 Grand River Road, Laingsburg, older). Participants will be accepted a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Info: 651-6207. on an ongoing basis throughout 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Cost: $8, $4 for children 4-10, free the remainder of the year. AOA is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. U-pick for kids 3 and younger. comprised of both cardiovascular apples, pumpkins, as well as preand strength training activities. picked apples, peaches and squash. GAMING Participants will get the chance Weekend wagon rides available. Bananagrams Night, to exercise at their own pace Info: 655-1454. Chapbook Cafe at Schuler Books under the supervision of qualified & Music, 1982 W. Grand River LECTURES fitness professionals. The program Ave., Okemos, 7 p.m. first and will target the following four areas: Gerald McCarthy, Residential third Thursdays. For fans and strength, cardiovascular College in the Arts and Humanities novices. Meets 7 p.m. first and endurance, balance and flexibility. Theater, Snyder-Phillips Hall, MSU third Thursdays. Info: 349-7326, For more information and to campus, East Lansing, 7 p.m. register, contact Molly Smith, Nov. 3. McCarthy has worked Health and Wellness Director at as a stone-cutter, shoe-factory HEALTH 827-9687 or at worker and anti-war activist. He’s Dr. Aajay Shah Friends currently working on a memoir and Family CPR classes, Registration is required. Info: about his desertion form the Mid-Michigan Heart Group, 2134 827-9687, military after a tour in Vietnam. Hampton Place, Okemos, call for . Cost: $20 for seven weeks (new Info: " times and classes, ongoing. Classes participants), $70 to re-enroll. Gerald McCarthy Clone, held Mondays through Thursdays 11 Residential College in the Arts and a.m. and 5:30 pm. Call to register. HOLIDAY Humanities Theater, Snyder-Phillips Info: 347-3000. Cost: $25. Haunted Aud, MSU Auditorium, Hall, MSU campus, East Lansing, enter through the Auditorium side Mind-full Motivator’s 7 p.m. Nov. 3. McCarthy has worked of the building facing Farm Lane, Health & Nutrition as a stone-cutter, shoe-factory 149 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, Group, Presbyterian Church of worker and anti-war activist. He’s 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, Friday Okemos , 2258 Bennett Road, currently working on a memoir and Saturday, 8-11 p.m. Sunday Okemos, 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. about his desertion form the Oct. 28-31. Presented by the Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Find military after a tour in Vietnam. Theater Department. Proceeds will help cutting through the clutter Info: " benefit student organizations and of all the conflicting health and initiatives. Anyone who has walked Gerald McCarthy Clone, nutrition advice. Get motivated to Residential College in the Arts and the darkened hallways of the succeed in reaching your health Humanities Theater, Snyder-Phillips Auditorium knows that the building and nutrition goals. This is not Hall, MSU campus, East Lansing, is haunted. The entire maze-like a weight-loss program. Led by 7 p.m. Nov. 3. McCarthy has worked building promises screaming, Barb Geske, M.S. Info: 349-9536, as a stone-cutter, shoe-factory bloodsucking, and flesh-eating. Not worker and anti-war activist. He’s for the faint of heart. Info: Cost: donations only. currently working on a memoir 432-2000, Cost: Telka’s Fall Stress about his desertion form the $10. Management Series, military after a tour in Vietnam. Campus Village Center Conference Hello Halloween, Michigan Info: " State University Museum, the Room, Campus Village Conference museum and the bug house, East Room, 1151 Michigan Ave., East LIBRARIES Lansing, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. Lansing, This program is offered Fall BabyTime, East Lansing 31. Natural science activities and during lunch hour, afternoon and Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, Halloween traditions highlight the evening time slots on Tuesdays. East Lansing, 10:30-11 a.m. afternoon. Meet the resident giant Join Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist Mondays and Wednesdays. tarantula at the bug house, Teresa. Telka Arend-Ritter A.C.S.W., Beginning story time for babies Trick-or-treat at Stanley’s L.M.S.W, for this unique 11-week younger than 2. Each baby must Crossroads General Store, create life changing, life healing program. be accompanied by an adult. Info: your own Day of the Dead mask Each week is designed to address 351-2420 , " and paper flowers, and check out topics such as relationship healing, Fall StoryTime, East Lansing the “Please Touch Table” with real conflict resolution, anger Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, bones and skulls. Info: 432-2370, management, healing depression, East Lansing, 10:30-11:15 a.m. and " anxiety and low self-esteem, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, 1:30-2:15 parenting stress, weight issues, MSU Boo Bash, MSU Bug p.m. Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. and procrastination. Prior House, 147 Natural Science Fridays, will not meet on Nov. evaluation and registration is Building, East Lansing, 1-4 p.m. 11 or during Thanksgiving week. required. E-mail Oct. 31. Dual Halloween event. Both

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 , "

MUSEUMS Day of the Dead Celebrations, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Theater, moving to the museum after teh inital portion of the program, Snyder-Phillips Hall, MSU campus, East Lansing, 6 p.m. Nov. 2. A performance dance by professor Estrella Torrez and her Aztec dance group. Followed by a Day of the Dead procession to the MSU Museum where the program will continue with presentations. Info:

MUSIC Bring a Friend Month, MSU Community Music School, 841 Timberlane St., East Lansing, throughout November. The MSU Community Music School has always offered classes, lessons and ensembles you enjoy. Now you can share your favorite CMS experiences with a friend. For the entire month of November, CMS is encouraging students to bring a friend when they attend a program. The entire school is open to Bring a Friend month but please check with your instructor first. All participants in Bring a Friend Month will receive a special gift from CMS. Info: 355-7661. Mark Stuart, Orchard Street Pump House, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5. Mark played in the Nashville Honky Tonks when he was 15, had his own band by 17, and has played lead guitar and recorded for Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, and Steve Forbert. Info: 927-2100, Cost: $10, all money to the musicians; free for children. Faculty Artist: Yuri Gandelsman, viola, with Janna Gandelsman, piano, MSU Music Building Auditorium, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Info: 355-3345, Cost: $10 general admission, $8 senior citizens, free for students. 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 enjoy performing locally (optional). Flutists may join at any time. Piccolos welcome. Info: 898-6958, Grand_River_Flutes.html. Cost: Free, donations accepted.

Lansing Matinee Musicale presents “Music of the Americas”, Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Presented by Capital Area Flutes with Gerardo Ascheri, pianist and teacher. Public is welcome. Info: 484-9495. " Jazz Octet III and IV, MSU Music Building auditorium, West Circle Drive, East Lansing, 8 p.m. Nov. 5. Info: 355-3345, Cost: $10, $8 for seniors, free for students. Shape note singing, Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, 7-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month. Traditional singing from the 1991 edition of “The Sacred Harp.” Beginners welcome. Loaner books available. Info: 381-1321, "

NATURE “How to Build a Planet”, Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, East Lansing, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 24 through Nov. 21. John de Lancie narrates this show exploring the forces that shaped the Earth and allowed for the creation of life. Info: 355-4672, Cost: $3, $2.50 for seniors and students, $2 for kids 12 and younger. Weekday Science Program: “Bears of North America”, Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Nov. 5. Designed to introduce and reinforce science curriculum for home-schooled children ages 5-15. Programs are held monthly at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Call or e-mail for a brochure and registration form. Info: 349-3866, Cost: $4 per child/class; $10 per child/season.

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Harvest Party, House of Prayer, 9940 Old M 78, Haslett, 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Celebrate the Lord of the harvest with food, hayrides, dramas, candy, bonfires and more. All ages are welcome to dress up in non-ghoulish costumes only. Info: 339-6530,

Road, East Lansing, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 4. This is the latest film on the life of the famous folk hero before he was forced to move to Sherwood Forest. Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchette star. Info: 337-1113. Cost: fee.

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‘Mary Poppins’ show not just for children Musical opens Nov. 4 at Wharton Center By DAWN PARKER

Info and tickets For more details or to purchase tickets, go online to or call (517) 432-2000, 1-800WHARTON.

EAST LANSING – If you’re a certain age, you know all about what “A Spoonful of Sugar” can do. And if you are a certain age, you’re also one of two things – Eager to see “Mary Poppins” again, or excited to share the magic with the next generation. Mid-Michigan theatergoers will have plenty of chances to do so over the next three weeks, as a touring cast of the show based on the beloved 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews as the imperious nanny touches down in East Lansing. The production will inhabit the Cobb Great Hall of the Wharton Center for Performing Arts beginning Thursday, Nov. 4 and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 21. And although actress Blythe Wilson isn’t a mother in real life, the Vancouver, B.C. native believes she understands her charac-

ter, Winifred Banks, fairly well. In the musical, the mother of Jane and Michael is a former actress who tries to keep pace with her banker husband’s social circle. “I think there is a lot of me in Winifred, and that might be tuned to why I’m playing the role and how I got the role. She is a consummate optimist; she is an optimist about her situation. She’s constantly trying to support her husband and her family, and see the good side of things,” Wilson said. “There will be a light at the end of the tunnel, and it will all work out. She always understands, and she believes her family is most important. (She) has a good head on her shoulders and knows what it’s all about. She gently supports her husband, and doesn’t meddle or get in the way of things.” Wilson is a veteran actress in Canada, having most recently

starred as the Baroness in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Toronto production of “The Sound of Music”. Wilson and her husband, Mark Harapiak, live in Toronto, where both are working actors.

Not the movie Wilson says she was a fan of the movie as a youngster, with a special appreciation for the character of Mary. “I love the idea that (Mary) is a catalyst who’s come into the family,” Wilson said. The chance to audition for the show made her dust off the movie, which was an unexpected pleasure. “It’s really fun to rewatch it as an adult and rediscover all the magical details in it,” Wilson said. Once she got the part in the musical, though, the production team didn’t let them see the stage show right away. When they did get to see the show, it wasn’t quite

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EAST LANSING — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre will bring “The Time Machine” to the stage on Nov. 5-6 and Nov. 12-13 at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center’s Albert A. White Performing Arts Theater, 819 Abbot Road. Friday performances will take place at 7 p.m. and Saturday performances will take place at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. More than 48 area children are involved in bringing this H.G. Wells classic story to life, making this an exciting event for family, friends and community members interested in supporting young Greater Lansing thespians. Tickets can be purchased by stopping by or calling the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, (517) 333-2580 ext. 0, or by visiting allofus. Tickets are $5 for children (17 and under) and $7 for adults (18 and above). All-of-us Express’ production of “The Time Machine” is made possible with the support of the Ingham County Arts & Tourism Fund, Lansing Exchange Youth Foundation and the Capital Regional Community Foundation.

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cent planning sessions for major events in the city,” East Lansing Mayor Victor Loomis said. “She is a dedicated police officer and works tirelessly in performing her responsibilities, and I will be most comfortable and supportive of her leadership during this


interim period of time.” Throughout the month of November, city manager Ted Staton will hold a series of meetings with university and community groups, as well as with groups of police and city employees. The forums’ intent is to develop the profile of the

desired qualities and characteristics of future East Lansing police leadership. The planned timeline is: Chief Thomas Wibert, who served the ELPD for 25 years, five as its chief, will complete his last day on Sunday, Oct. 31 before leaving for a new job in Texas.

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Two seek partial term on Okemos school board By DAWN PARKER

Two candidates are seeking a partial term ending Dec. 31, 2012 that was vacated July 10 with the resignation of Robert McDonough. Candidates Deborah Baughman and Damian Fisher each answered three questions.


What is the single biggest issue facing your school district? How would you resolve it? BAUGHMAN — The biggest issue facing Okemos Public Schools is to maintain quality educational facilities, to continue to offer challenging curriculum, and to retain a dedicated and talented staff and faculty in the face of further and further cuts. I do not have an answer as to how to resolve this issue. All citizens (not just board members and/or those who have a personal investment) Baughman need to make our legislators aware of how the “crisis” in educational funding is impacting our children, our schools and our community. FISHER — The status quo is the biggest issue facing this school district, and my very candidacy demonstrates the kind of change that will move this district securely into the future as a leader and innovator.

Diversity is the engine of change. We need to start that engine and get it running because we need to get moving quickly to stay ahead of the pack and give our children the quality education they deserve. Diversity is about expanding perspective to “see” solutions that aren’t apparent otherwise. Diversity is about embracing change, divesting fear and accepting the differences that only seem to separate us. Diversity is about faith; it’s about believing that every parent in Okemos wants every child in Okemos to succeed. Diversity smiles when facing change because it recognizes the opportunity inherent in its challenges and the hope that change is progress to greater understanding to the benefit of all stakeholders. My candidacy is about choosing choice over status quo, and recognizing the value of our community’s diversity.

What is one program you Q : would cut, if it meant the difference in keeping a school open? BAUGHMAN — I don’t believe there is any program that would be equivalent to a school closing. With approximately 85 percent of our budget being staffing, and only grades K-4 separated into different buildings, our staffing in our schools is about as efficient as it can get. FISHER — One cut, one school is false logic. If one cut would fix this district it seems

that we would have stumbled onto that one cut and been saved long ago given everything that’s been cut over the last 5 years! Cuts won’t save schools; innovation in the way we deliver educational services will save us all. We must change. We must move away from what isn’t working and build on our successes. We must Fisher encourage creativity from our teachers, support purposedriven professional development and swing the doors wide open to institutionalize parental participation. We must craft policy that incentivizes efficiencies in learning among students, increases productivity among administrators, and rewards innovation among teachers. The solution for success isn’t about cutting anything, it’s about spending well and adding value from the diversity of resources that are available all around us and are waiting to be engaged.

How would you resolve the Q : district’s financial issues? BAUGHMAN — I, as one board member, cannot resolve the district’s financial issues. As a school board of seven members we cannot resolve the financial issues. Based on the recommendations of our administration, with community input as to their priorities, I commit to always keeping

what is in the best interest of our students in mind as we work through our budget. FISHER — First it must be said that our financial issues are not the result of something someone did or didn’t do. Shrinking revenues, higher costs and resistance to change faces every district in the state. We expect a lot from our district personnel and we have high standards for our schools because we want our children to succeed. But the problems cannot be laid at the feet of district personnel, and the burden of these high standards and even higher expectations cannot be met by cutting services to cut costs. Leadership is knowing what is within our control and having the will to act decisively. Change is the best first step we can take as a district. We must recognize that real change is not a top-down proposition: an innovative superintendent, the best administrators and teachers can’t effect change alone. Parents must elect a school board that is responsive to its constituency and embraces all of its resources without reservation. We must give our parents every chance to contribute by whatever means available; to volunteer, to coach, to assist in classrooms, to participate in governance, to champion issues and causes, to express themselves and be heard by policy makers. The Board is in the best position to change policy, institutionalize volunteerism, and fully support parental participation.

Unopposed Okemos candidates speak on issues our legislators to put their money where their mouths are. They all say that education is a top priority, Incumbent Okemos School but it seems to be the first thing to Board member Amy Crites and get cut. Steve Vagnozzi are seeking two What is one program open seats, meaning both will win you would cut, if it election. Following are her answers to three questions: meant the difference in


are set by the state. We have already cut nearly $10 million from our budget over the past eight years, increased revenues through collaboration with neighboring districts, selling property and grant writing. We’ve closed two elementary schools. We’ve eliminated jobs from the top of the pay scale to the botkeeping a school open? tom. We have asked our employCRITES — My priority would ees for concessions. But it’s never be to keep cuts out of classrooms, enough. away from kids. Each member of the Okemos Education Communi- Steve Vagnozzi ty contributes to the success of our “I have been indistrict. volved with the With that said, it would be dif- Okemos Public ficult to eliminate any services or Schools since my programs. Non-essential programs oldest daughter beand/or services would be on the list gan kindergarten in of considerations. 1993. My two daughters graduatHow would you ed from Okemos resolve the district’s Vagnozzi High School in 2006 financial issues? and 2009, and my CRITES — Because school dis- son is currently a sophomore. I tricts have very little direct control have served the school district as over their budgets, I’m not sure the Citizens’ Millage Committee what the answer is. Retirement treasurer, a Technology Commitfunding and per pupil allocations tee member, a Junior Achievement


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would you resolve it? CRITES — The biggest issue, obviously, is school finance and budget. We are not in control of our destiny, nor are we even part of discussions. It’s very difficult to plan ahead without knowing our finanCrites cial situation. How to resolve it is the $100 million question. We need to continue to pressure


Elementary School Economics & Business Education instructor and an elementary school computer lab volunteer. “My primary goal is to provide all students with an adaptive education that best fits their varying capabilities and interests. I would like to promote efforts to restore access to high school elective classes that were reduced by the current graduation standards mandated by the State of Michigan. I’m concerned about the future impact on society when students graduate with limited exposure to subjects other than the core academic subjects of math, science, English and social studies. I would like to explore the option of intramural sports at the high school level, especially sports with limited team slots, as a means of providing additional physical education opportunities for students. My 30-plus years of information technology and analytical experience will allow me to pragmatically study district operations with the goal of refining district operations

to increase efficiency. I would like to utilize the recent technology upgrades to improve communication with district stakeholders. The district faces a dire budget picture because our financial reserves have been drained over the years to continue programs despite reduced monetary support from the state. The district will no longer have this option in the upcoming 2011-12 school year because the reserves balance is so low. I believe that clerical, operational and other functions that support classroom teaching cannot be cut further without directly affecting educational quality. As a result, the district needs to find creative options to increase the efficiency of classroom teaching. I am a creative problem solver who believes in gathering input from multiple sources before making a decision. I have set up the email account vagnozziforops@ for the public to send me their ideas to help me function effectively as a school board member.”

MERIDIAN TWP — The township’s Parks and Recreation Department and Park Commission is in the process of updating its FiveYear Parks and Recreation Master Plan — and needs community input. The planning process will include an inventory and evaluation of existing programs and facilities, two public input meetings and community survey to gather information from residents, a public hearing and plan adoption. The plan was last updated in 2006 for the period 2006-10. The township must have

an updated version to the DNRE by March 1 for grant eligibility beginning in 2011. The process, noted parks director LuAnn Maisner, involves a “total evaluation of what we have and what our needs are in the community based on the usage of our programs.”

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853-4600 and a hard copy version will be mailed to you. The survey is open until Nov. 28, 2010. • Attend one of the scheduled Community Input Meetings on either Monday, Nov. 8 at the Meridian Activity Center, 4675 Okemos Road or on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Meridian Township Hall, 5151 Marsh Road. Both meetings will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will provide an opportunity for residents to express their opinions and suggestions with the Park Commission and department staff. Responses will be kept confidential, and at no time

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EAST LANSING — Congregation Shaarey Zedek brings the band The Afro-Semitic Experience for a Jazz Sabbath service on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The group will join Cantor Pamela Schiffer and Rabbi Amy Bigman in worship and will present a special Sermon-in-Song. The synagogue is located at 1924 Coolidge Road in East Lansing. The service is open to the public and free of charge. The Afro-Semitic Experience is a band of African-American and JewishAmerican musicians who are dedicated to preserving, promoting and expanding the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Jewish and African Diasporas. They present interpretations of music from the rich traditions of our two cultures: Gospel, Klezmer, Nigunim, Spirituals, Bebop and Swing. In performance they also frame the music, telling stories about what the pieces mean, how they relate to us as individual members of the community, and how they reflect upon the relations between Blacks and Jews. For the past 12 years, Af-

rican-American jazz pianist Warren Byrd, and JewishAmerican jazz bassist David Chevan have been playing anywhere they can: Community centers, college, churches, synagogues and village greens: giving concerts, workshops, and participating in worship services across the United States. Their music is an intricate tapestry of their distinct cultures and heritages and delivers a positive and meaningful message about BlackJewish relations. They weave stories and music together as they interpret and explain pieces from the Jewish and AfricanAmerican sacred traditions. In 1998, Chevan and Byrd founded The Afro-Semitic Experience, a band that would expand their creative and spiritual mission. The Afro-Semitic Experience expresses a religious and political message. Their music is a politically charged and spiritually centered cry for peace, world wide spiritual unity and communication. For information, contact Congregation Shaarey Zedek at (517) 351-3570. — From Congregation Shaarey Zedek




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fast-paced is an understatement. “Noises Off” does not rely on big musical numbers or elaborate set changes. Instead it uses witty dialogue and intricate blocking that only the most dedicated of casts can pull off. “This show is for anyone who has had anything to do with a theater production, from cast to crew to audience member. It is sure to be a highlight of the Okemos Drama program.” Performances are at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, 5 and 6 in the Okemos High School auditorium. Tickets are $5. Order forms can be downloaded from the school’s Web site at

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and follow the high school link. Tickets will be on sale at the high school Monday through Friday during all lunches (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Nov. 1-5. Tickets are also available at the door before performances. The plot tells of an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. The cast and crew are putting together a silly comedy titled, “Nothing On,” a dual-set farce in which couples frolic, doors slam, sardines are tossed,

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and experience make her an excelThe Potter Park Zoologi- lent choice cal Society has selected Sher- to lead the society as it rie Graham to be its new defines its executive director. Graham, Sherrie strategic diwho has experience with rection and Graham higher education and fundraising, most recently served fundraising plans for the as Vice President for Instifuture,” said Kevin Feuka, tutional Advancement with chair of the Potter Park ZoBlackburn College in Carlological Society Executive inville, Ill. “Sherrie’s skills Board.

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Husband-Wife team of Dr Stephen Thompson, optometrist, and Jessica Thompson, medical assistant and office manager, celebrated the opening of their new business in the Coolidge Court Shopping Center, 2200 Coolidge Road, The grand opening, held in conjunction with the Lansing Region Chamber of Commerce recently, was attended by 40 patrons. Grand prize raffled off was a Callaway Golf Bag, won by Gordy Hunsaker. Dr. Thompson has been practicing in the East Lansing/Lansing area for for 15-years.



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ELPD checks tips on kidnap try tempted abduction. Police said the girl was walking by herself to her school bus stop about 7:45 a.m. near the intersection of Sunset and Northlawn when she noticed she was being followed. When she turned the corner at the intersection, the man stopped his car, got out and “demanded” she get into the car, police said. “She said ‘no’ and ran away,” police said. The investigation is continuing, although Mitchell said the volume of tips has decreased. Anyone with information about the attempted kidnapping should call (517) 351-4220 or 877-ELPD-TIP.

Assault Other recent incidents included the following: An assault victim was transported to the hospital after an incident near downtown East Lansing. Just after midnight October 24, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of M.A.C. on a report of a fight. Mitchell said it was initially reported the victim had been pushed off a balcony, but that turned out not to be the

case. The victim told investigasting officers he had been robbed and attacked by a group of black males. The man had just left his house when he was attacked, he told officers, and the men took his cell phone. The victim was bleeding from his nose and mouth and complained of extreme pain, and was transported to a local hospital. Meanwhile, Mitchell said several suspects were taken into custody after – at about the same time – their vehicle stalled in the same block as the assault. Officers already at the scene were able to detain three men based on physical evidence and clothing, and the victim’s phone was found in the vehicle. Three suspects were questioned and released, but not before officers were able to obtain the identification of the assailant. A warrant will be sought for that person’s arrest, Mitchell said.

Armed robbery Another victim recently escaped injury after being robbed at knifepoint. At 12:32 a.m. Oct. 20,

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EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Police Department has received numerous tips about the attempted kidnapping on Oct. 13 a 12-year-old East Lansing girl walking to school. East Lansing Lt. Bill Mitchell said the investigation, being overseen by Det. James Phelps, had received 48 Police tips as of sketch of Oct. 22. suspect Mitchell said officers formed an in-house task force to investigate all tips and leads. Police received a couple of tips that were “good physical matches” to the composite drawing released by the department, but Mitchell said all tips received were cleared by officers. The suspect is identified as a white, heavy set male in his 40s with brown shaggy hair and a beer belly. The suspect was wearing black sweatpants and a black tshirt at the time of the at-


police were called to the scene of an armed robbery in the 100 block of Stoddard. The victim reported having walked from the MSU Library to a friend’s home on Stoddard, and while walking on Grand River he passed a black male on a bike. The man confronted him once he turned on Stoddard, and took his wallet and cell phone while brandishing a silver knife with a four-inch blade. The man is described as in his 20s or 30s, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds, wearing a Michigan State sweatshirt and a black puffy jacket. The victim told police he noticed a parked car with its engine running near Blimpie. The vehicle was dark green in colo, possibly a Chevrolet Camaro, reports. The suspect became agitated, telling the victim not to look at the parked car , and threatened to shoot him. The suspect escaped in the car, heading westbound on Grand River, police say. Anyone with information about this incident should call (517) 351-4220


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Business briefs Three members of Okemos firm honored Three members of the Okemos-based law firm of Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of the national publication, The Best Law-

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Forty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of three or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are: Julia Adams, Osman Alam, Kriya Betzig, Andrew Campbell, Wooram Choi, Heather Comstock, Lindsey Corbett, Patrick Cruitt, Laura Donahue, Brian Elliott, Albert Feeny, Patrick Fewins, Laura Grannemann, Casey Hall, Zachary Hopping, Chen Hua, Umakanthan Kavin, Maria Kim, Ryan Landay, Franklin Liu, Wenxin Liu, Emily Moore, Ian Nilsen, National award Evan Pan, Humphrey Six OHS students qualPetersen-Jones, Katelyn ified for the National AP Rhodes, Brandt RosenScholar Award by earning treter, Lydia Roth, Maya an average grade of four or Saxena, Valerie Schroder, higher on a five-point scale Kristen Shirey, Rajshree on all AP Exams taken, and Singh, Gaurav Thakur, Jengrades of four or higher on nifer Tsai, Daniel VanOvereight or more of these exbeke, Elizabeth ams. These students are: Chen VanWieren, Lee Wang, Hua, Franklin Liu, Ian Nilsen, Maxfield Wilson, Steve Xiao, Mendy Yang, and Jennifer Tsai, Maxfield WilAisling Zhao. son, and Mendy Yang.

Honor award Twenty-nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of three or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are: David Anderson, David Brusstar, Lauryn Chamberlain, Kelly Conlon, Peter Fielek, Bartosz Gawarecki, Samuel Glogovsky, Amanda Grimm, Jay Hwang, Jordan Komyathy, Brianna Kovan, Stephanie Lazar, Ju Hee Lee, Daniel Mantica, Caitlin McCarthy,

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OKEMOS — Several students at Okemos High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the AP Exams administered in May of 2010. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent students worldwide who took AP Exams performed sufficiently to earn an AP Scholar Award.

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Haslett-Okemos library events Haslett Library • Nov. 1: Evening Storytime (Ages 3 and up), 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and crafts. This month: Our Favorite Foods. The group will review colors, vowel sounds, and days of the week, plus create a recipe book. • Nov. 3: Thanksgiving Wreath Make & Take Craft (Ages 7 & up), 3:30-5 p.m. Make a seasonal paper leaf wreath of fall colors with a ribbon accent, for your door or holiday table. • Nov. 3: Adult Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. • Nov. 10: Gift-giving Book Talk, 7 p.m. Sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a treat when Sarah Redman, Capital Area District Library adult selection specialist, recommends great gift-giving titles for everyone on your list. Sponsored by the Friends of Haslett Library. • Nov. 22: Meridian Seniors Booklovers Group, 11 a.m. Meets at the Meridian Senior Center. Nov. 22: Book and a Movie Potluck: “A Doll’s House,” a

play by Henrik Ibsen, followed by potluck lunch and showing of the 1973 movie. • Nov. 29: Gingerbread House Decorating (All ages), 6:30 p.m. The library supplies houses, icing and decorations. Children under six must have adult helper. Space is limited. Registration required, call (517) 339-2324.

Okemos Library • Nov. 6: Friends Art Show Opening Reception, 7:30 p.m. Join in for the opening reception of the 39th annual art show featuring art in several different media. The show runs during open library hours from Nov. 7-30. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Okemos Library. • Nov. 12: Okemos Arcade, 4-7 p.m. Show off your gaming skills on the big screen. Challenge others in Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, Mario Smash Brothers and Mario Kart. Computers will also be available. All skill levels welcome. • Nov. 12: Drop-in Computer Help, 1-2 p.m. Stop by during the hour to receive computing help and get your questions answered

about downloading eAudiobooks. • Nov. 18: Downloading eBooks Workshop, 1-2:30 p.m. Learn how to download ebooks to your PC and portable device. Participants are encouraged to bring their eReaders. Registration required, call (517) 347-2023. • Nov. 18: Film Movement Series (Adults & mature teens), 6:30 p.m. View a recently released, award-winning, foreign or independent film. Nov. 18: Alamar (Mexico). • Nov. 19: Semi Annual Business Breakfast and Seminar, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. Jeffrey Smith of the Technology and Innovation Center will discuss the T.I.C.’s role in helping local businesses and in turn creating a stronger local economy. Breakfast is provided by the co-sponsor, the Meridian Area Business Association. The program is free but registration is required; call (517) 347-2023.

Healing art to be on exhibit EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Arts Commission will present an exhibit entitled, “People and Places” by local artist Carolyn Ojala, Ph.D. at a special opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 1-2 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Art Gallery. The exhibit will be displayed Nov. 7 – Dec. 1 on the second floor of the Hannah Center. Ojala will feature her paintings and creative artwork that make the viewers look, think and feel. “Art is a very healing medium! My art is healing both for myself as the creator, and for my viewers. Many of my art pieces speak to the unconscious,” says Ojala. “ “Thanks to a background in clinical psychology, my paintings have what I call an emotional hook that brings out my viewers’ emotions in my artwork. I go for very evocaOjala tive paintings, and I try to find some way to relate to my viewers.”

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Sports briefs Patterson helps Vikings to volleyball victory with aces Morgan Patterson recorded a matchhigh two aces and 23 digs as Haslett cruised to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-17) victory overall Fowlerville in a CAAC volleyball match on Tuesday.,Oct. 26. Molly Duda had 12 kills and Taylor Pringle added 26 assists as the Vikings improved to 26-6-2 overall and 7-2 in league play.

Okemos girls record top swimming times in the area The Okemos girl’s swim team continues to dominate the top times in the area this fall. Of the eight total individual events in girls high school swimming, Okemos individuals top the list in all of them. In addition to that, Okemos also has the top four relay teams as well. Freshman Katie Dudley tops the list in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle, while senior teammate Kylie Holden holds the areas best times in the 50 freestyle, 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly. Both Dudley and Holden are on the area leading 200 medley, 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. Carly Schaefer also has the top score of any diver in the area, with a score of 225.40.

Treadwell’s running fuels E.L. victory over Owosso, 34-14 Spencer Treadwell rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns to lead East Lansing to a 34-14 nonleague victory over Owosso on Oct. 22 at East Lansing. Senior quarterback Tyler Tucker passed for 127 yards and returned a fumble for a touchdown. He also threw a touchdown pass to senior Devlin Bell, who caught nine passes for 109 yards in the victory. The Trojans finished the regular season with a record of 7-2 overall.

Haslett soccer team loses on penalty kicks to St. Johns

Haslett quarterback Zach Porritt (with football) looks for an Okemos junior Evan Leski breaks through the line against open receiver late in the fourth quarter. This pass was Haslett. Leski scored a key TD for the Chieftains. incomplete.

Okemos grabs Meridian Bowl 7-0 lead on a double-reverse trick play, which ended with a 31-yard touchdown catch by Dan Emmerich from Spencer Bonofiglio. After exchanging punts for the majority of the second quarBy SEAN MERRIMAN ter, Okemos was able to close out the half with an eight-play OKEMOS - Senior Tom Kee- 63-yard drive, capped by a 5-yard noy hoisted the Meridian Bowl touchdown run by Evan Leski, trophy above his head as the giving the Chieftains a 14-0 lead. Okemos student cheering section rushed the field and joined in the celebration. Keenoy was one of the Chieftains’ starting offensive linemen that paved the way for a dominant rushing attack, leading Okemos to a 14-7 victory over Haslett in a CAAC crossover game on Oct. 22 at Okemos. The Chieftains ran for 172 yards to just 27 for the Vikings yards as they dominated the line of scrimmage and regained control of the Meridian Bowl for the first time since 2007. “That was exciting, our kids were cranked up for this one,” Okemos coach Paul Palmer said. “They set out goals at the beginning of the season and one of the goals was to win the Meridian Bowl. “But give Haslett a lot of credit as well. They are a good football team, so it’s always nice to Okemos Chieftan Jonny Bolas get a win over a team like that.” Okemos looked dominant in (21) gets past Haslett’s the first half as it took an early Johnny LaRosa at Okemos.

Chiefs 5-4 record best since 2007

Leski finished with 95 yards rushing on 15 carries, while junior quarterback Jonny Bolas added 70 yards on the ground. “We said it in pregame, that we had to go out there and win this game at the line of scrimmage,” Bolas said. “We’ve always been a run- first team ... that’s just what we do.”

Haslett strikes However, Haslett quickly got back into the game with a quick start in the second half. Vikings senior quarterback Zach Porritt took over under center in the second half after starter Adam Foren was forced out with an injury. Porritt responded by hitting senior Jake Schaibly for a 70-yard touchdown pass on third quarter. “When you have an opportunity to put a senior back in when you lose a kid like that, we felt pretty good about that,” Haslett coach Charlie Otlewski said. “He has a strong arm, and we know that he can do some things for us offensively.” The Okemos defense, however, stiffened from there, holding Porritt to just one more completion and stopping the Vikings on a critical fourth down late in the fourth quarter to preserve the win. Okemos finished its season 5-4 for its first winning record

Haslett’s Toka Mwondela (9) intercepts this third-quarter pass intended for Okemos’ Jarad Motley. since 2007. The Chieftains did have an outside chance at a playoff bid, but were not selected during last weeks MHSAA playoff show.

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After playing to a 1-1 draw through regulation and overtime, Haslett lost 4-2 on penalty kicks and fell to St. Johns 2-1 in a Division 2 district semifinal. AJ Quinitel scored the lone goal for the Vikings and goalie Josh Klienow made seven saves. The Vikings finished the season with a final record of 7-9-5. Sam Hanover scored the regulation goal for St. Johns (14-6-1).

Photographs by Matthew Dae Smith

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Okemos volleyball team rides victory crest By SEAN MERRIMAN

OKEMOS- Okemos’ league opponents have realized that this years Chieftains team is filled with youth and inexperience, and this could be the season that their CAAC Blue title streak comes to an end.

Halle Thom, Lindsay Greenberg and the rest of the Okemos varsity volleyball team showed on Tuesday, Oct. 26 just why that might not be the case. Thom recorded four aces and 11 kills, while Greenberg added 11 digs as Okemos defeated CAAC Blue foe Holt 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 12-25, 25-14) at

Okemos High. “We blocked well, hit “We’ve been concentrating on not giving up any type of well, and really communimomentum shifts, because when we do that we begin to cated very well as a team tonight,” Greenberg said. panic at times because we’re such a young team.” “We are a very young team, but it is amazing to see how — Okemos coach Jamie Ianni huge our improvement has been from August to where leigh Brogan chipped in With the victory, the any type of momentum we are at right now.” Chieftains improved to 9-2 shifts, because when we do Senior Hannah Hoffman 29 assists for Okemos in the CAAC Blue, and that we begin to panic at had seven blocks and Berk- (20-11-2). put themselves within one times because we’re such a game of league-leading young team.” Grand Ledge, who was There was no panic in scheduled to play Holt on the Chieftains Tuesday Thursday last week. night as they closed out the Due to press deadlines, first two sets, and then after losing the third, domi“I knew I was running good, but to that score was not availprocess. nated the final set. “I was really nervous going into the be honest, when I saw my final time I able on time. The Chieftains lost two However, according to meet because it was such a big, impor- wasn’t expecting that either.” While Glew took first place on the league games earlier in the Greenberg, there is still tant meet for everyone,” Glew said. “I room to grow as the Chiefknew that if I just focused on running girl’s side, her brother, Robbie, who is year against Grand Ledge the best that I possibly could, then ev- a senior at East Lansing, also took first and Holt, but are currently tains approach the start of riding a seven-game league the district playoffs. place on the boy’s side. erything would work out o.k.” “We have to continue He helped lead the Trojan boy’s team winning streak. While Glew had posted some very “I’m really excited about to communicate even betgood times throughout her first year to a second place finish overall. “That was really exciting for both of the way we’ve been playing ter… that always helps,” running for the Trojans, she was still a Greenberg said. “It will be little taken back when she was the first us, the fact that we got to share some- lately,” Okemos coach Jathe key thing for sure as we thing like that,” Mado Glew said. “It was mie Ianni said. runner to cross the finish line. “We’ve been concenget ready to make a run in “I was shocked. I didn’t expect that fun for everyone in my family to be a trating on not giving up the playoffs.” at all,” Glew said of finishing first place. part of that.”

Glews lead E.L. teams at meet By SEAN MERRIMAN

EAST LANSING — Mado Glew has had numerous top finishes throughout this year’s girl’s cross-country season, but non bigger then Thursday’s CAAC Blue league meet. East Lansing’s freshman standout finished with a career-best time of 19:19, which was the top individual time overall at the meet. She also helped lead the way to a first place finish for her team in the

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Wanted to Buy A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, jew lery, f urniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700 ANTIQUE BUYER paying cash for jew elry, musical instruments, sterling silver, vintage stereo equipment, f urniture & old stuff. Call John 517-886-9795. CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiques, Jewelry, musical instruments, Valuables. Call 517-204-2004/517-663-3931

Warehouse Schools and Training 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

CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, old ARE HIRING est buyer. Friendly & f air. AIRLINES Train o f r high paying Avia517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 tion Car eer. FAA approved program. Financial aid if GENERAL MOTORS VOUCH qualified - Job placement ER WANTED. If you would assistance.. Call Aviation like to sell your GM vouchInstitute of Maintenance er, call John 616-889-2056 (877) 891-2281. MC

Building Materials -Supplies SAVE $2,000 IN tax incentives and rebates. HUSKY METAL ROOFS, S tanding S eam, Metal shingles/Tile, 18 colors, C ompany installers, f ree estimates. S ince 1975. 800-380-2379 MC

HO TRAINS & build ings. Incl. rolling stock & pasC LT 1860 ARMY civil war PIONEER senger cars. Also some O POLE BUILDINGS issue; d bl. barrel 40 cal cars & engines purchased Free E stimates-Licensed pinfir e; Winchester Model 2nd hand in ’59. Prices and Insured-2 x 6 Trusses12 d lux e 16 guage vary. 517-337-0949 45 Year Warranted w/special order wood; Galvalume S teel-19 C olorsRueger #1, 25-o6 w/scope; S ince 1976#1 in Remington Model 700, 270 Michigan- a C ll Winchester w/Leopold Toda y 1-800-292-0679. MC scope; Ithica Model 37 delux, 16 guage w/solid rib LITEWAY NEW power barrel; (6) single shot scooter f rom S parrow, shotguns and others. used less than 3 mo. $995. 517-543-3684. 517-627-7714 BASKETBALL SEAFRANCHI HIGHLANDER 20 (1) MSU SON TICKET in S ec. 133, PRIDE ELECTRIC ga-SS 26’’ choke tubes, sil2nd row of lower-bowl. PO W E R C H A I R Like new. ver engraved recvr NIB + $695. 248-207-5377 $825/cash. 989-386-6927 bonus. $1300. 989-288-5619

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Concert-Sports Tickets

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE f rom Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Cr iminal Justice. Job placement assistance. C omputer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 www.C MC


NIGHT WAREHOUSE MANAGER AmerisourceBergen C orporation , a leader in the distri bution of healthcare and pharmaceutical produ cts, currently has an opening for a Night Warehouse Manager . The idea l candia d te will have previous experience in a wholesale distri bution center warehouse. Primary responsibilities include supervising exempt and non-exempt associates. Planning, coordina ting, controlling and managing warehouse operations on the night shift , while ensuring compliance with company, feder al and state regulations regarding controlled substances.

Medical MAINTENANCE MANAGER AmerisourceBergen C orporation , a leader in the distri bution of healthcare and pharmaceutical produ cts, currently has an opening for a Maintenance Manager . The idea l candida te will have experience in repairing conveyor systems and air compressors and is licensed in HV/AC, grounds maintenance, and managing outside contractors. Must also have experience in dev eloping and utilizing a Preventative Maintenance program. Candida tes should have at least 4 years prior maintenance experience. Q ualified candia d tes please email resumes to cburgess@ ABC is an E /O/E /M/F/D/V

Business Opport. Self Employment

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ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS f rom Home! YearRound Work! E xcellent Pay! No E xperience! Top US C ompany! Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry, More! Toll Free 1-866-844-5091 MM NOW HIRING: C ompanies Desperately Need E mployees to Assemble Produ cts at Home. E lectronics, CD S tands , Hair Barrettes, Many More. No S elling, Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MI-1530 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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Route Driver: SOHN Linen S ervice, a leader in the linen/unifor m rental business has an immedia te opening for a det ail oriented indiv idu al with excellent customer service PATIENT COORDINATOR & DENTAL ASSISTANT skills. Responsibilities inFull time positions for genclude: deliv ering eral e d nt ist ofif c e in Livlinens/unifor ms and servingston county. E xcellent icing the needs of our cuscompensation & benefits tomers. A good d riving reoffer ed. E xperience prefer cord and the ability to lift red. Fax resume to 517a minimum of 100lbs. are 338-5003. required. The C ompany offers an attractive wage and benefit package which includes health, dent al, profit sharing, and much more. If you are interested in a solid career with a well established growing 15 Medical Billing C ompany, please apply in Trainees Needed! person at SOHN Linen S ervice, 2401 Wood S treet Hospitals & Insurance Lansing, MI. C ompanies Now Hiring!



Measurably better employees.

Production / Assembly Now hiring for light industrial positions in production and assembly for Owosso, Webberville, and Williamston locations. Requirements: ■ 6 mos. experience in a manufacturing environment ■ Able to push/pull up to 50 lbs. for some positions ■ Pass a drug screen & background check; no felony convictions ■ HS Diploma/GED

Join the EG Team! 630 of our temporary employees have been hired by our customers in 2010. There are NO application or screening fees with EG. Apply on-line at 1125 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing, 517.664.2990 3075 E. Grand River, Ste. 118, Howell, 517.552.0475


TRAINCO TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL Day-E ve-wkend C lasses Job Placement Assistance C lass B Training (1 d ay) (517) 887-1600 Train Local Sav e Hassle

General Help Wanted Holida y Help $14.25 Base-appt FT/PT avail. flex work schedu les around classes and exams. customer sales& service. All ages17+ Call 517-333-1700

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

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Vacant Property

635 JENE S T . 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 750 sf, 1 car garage, close to all schools. Move in condit ion. Great starter DELTA TWP. 5 acres. R E or rental home. Priced to DUCED. Heavy industri al, sell $39,900. 517-819-2931. great location. Sale or lease. Land C ontract available. $139,000. 2600 S now Rd. 586-772-2759 or 810772-6561.


ST. JOHN-S 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

Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley

St. Johns

Cemetery LotsMonuments (2) SPACES in the Garden of 10 C ommandments incl. 1 vault at Eastl awn Memory PRICE REDUCED S t. Gardens in Okemos, MI. Johns!! MOVE IN O C NDIS ell for $2,150. Toda ys TION. $109,000. 3 BRs, 1 price is $3,920. Call: 5171/2 baths. 1st flr laundry. 886-3991 btwn. 7 & 9p.m. Newly remodeled bathroom. Gas/Wood if r eplace. H C APE L HILL MEMORIAL Appliances incld. Fenced in Gardens . (4) side-b y-side backyard. Large storage lots in the Good S hepherd shed. 989-640-1136. Garden. Transfer fee incl. 517-321-0002/517-282-3673.

Investment Property

Homes For Sale FREE FOREL C OSR U E LIST IN GS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low dow n payment. Call now. 800880-2517 MM

GREAT PRIC!E Buy this 3bed/ 2 bath with over 1,100 sf for only $599/mo.!* Includes all appliances and washer/ d ryer. Offer ed by Kensington Meadows in Lansing (888)262-1683 Financed amt. $18,972 at 10.5% APR, 15 yr term. Pmt. includes dis c. site rent in 1 st year. Financing arranged through S un Homes S ervices. NMLS # 333675 E xpires 10-30-10. WAC EHO Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

Apartments For Rent

ACCORD PROPERTIES BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT 2 S tudios , 1 & 2 Bd rms. 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefr ont Lansing /E . Lansing Area. property. W. of S t. Ignace. 517-337-7900 With buildings , good well & septic. Will sell for 50% or less than appraised value. 906-430-1074 or 1-800448-6285.

Time Shares FLORIDA Daytona Beach Timeshares on the ocean. 2 units, week 4 & 5, 2 bd rm., 2 bath, kitch., laund ry on site, pool, balcony & game room. Internet hookup. 5 mi. to airport & racetrack. $15,000 ea or $25,000/both. 517-627-1747

Mobile Homes For Sale + HOLT , 2 bd rm., $2,500. Little work needed. Financing available. . 866-694-0821


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

121 ISLAND AVE. 1 bd rm., 1st floor apartment, heat, water, trash removal and basement included. All new floor ing. Must see! Q uiet neighborhood. $550/mo. 517-881-3386

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

Apartments Lansing

LANSING 3322 W. Michigan. 1 bd rm., 1st floor , $525 + electric. Laundry. Call 517-482-8771

$99 DEPOSIT S outh Lansing. Very clean 2 bedr ooms, new upgrades , $550/$580. 517-393-9307. ASPEN HOLLOW APTS Now Leasing 2 bd rm apts starting at $560/mo. Call or stop by toda y! 1402 Georgetown Blvd. 517-393-5444 AUTO OWNERS/ WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bd rms, f rom $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153

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BEECHFIELD E f f iciency thru 2 bedr oom, $325-$540. U tilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL

DELUXE APT. RENT starts $550 util incl. Also person to help care for apts. at red uced rent 482-8196

O N RET N T NU IL DE.C Call Toda y

P WESTFIELD CLUB Luxury Homes at Affor d able Prices

• S tylish 2 & 3 bd rm apts starting f rom $770 • Full size washer & d ryer in home • In Grand Ledge Schools • Feline Friendly

When you need repairs around the home - and you need them fast - check the service directory in LCN Classifieds

C ertain condit ions


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

See or Call LCN Monday-Friday, 8-5 1.877.475.SELL

Old Orchard Apts. Holts Best Value

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

Builders-ContractorsRemodelers $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 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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

For Free E stimate Call 517-669-8066

DINNING BUILDERS Interior & E xterior

204-7697 www.dinningb uilders. com

Cleaning Service CLEANING SERVICES by Martha. Refer ences avail. 20 yrs. exp. Call 989-224-3413

Floor Services

• Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

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

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

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

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





House Cleaning

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Experienced Interior-Exterior Painting

Insured • Free Estimates • References

Lawn and Tree Service

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

B&B LANDSCAPING SERV IC E now doing Fall C lean U ps and also Wedding Flowers. 483-3435. FALL LAWN & garden cleanups. Gutter cleaning, leaf raking, snow blowing & shoveling. 517-652-9802

FALL CLEANUP SPECIALISTS • Flower Clipping & Clearing • Garden Cleaning & Tiling • Landscape Beds Cleaned • Eavestrough Cleaning Call • Fall Bush Trimming (517) 993-2052 • Mulch Mowing (517) 694-7502 • Firewood • Residential Snow Removal & Salting

REPAIRS REPLACEMENT Since 1975 Licensed - Insured

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


Call 517-694-7502

or 517-993-2052 Reliable Free Estimates Since 1986

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

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

517-897-3317 517-646-9108 51

Tree Service 517-321-8222 800-843-6561 FREE ESTIMATES LJ-0000870776-01

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

Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

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


Snow Removal


R. Knott Services

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

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Painting-Papering -Plastering


517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. S enior dis c. Eav estrough C leaning.

Appliances Brush Carpet Furniture Metal Wood Concrete Shingles


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/ priGRAND LEDGE vate entries 2 bd rm. if r eplace, * Washer/Dryer hook ups garage, central air, in utility room washer & d ryer, $750* Vaulted ceiling in living $775. 517-282-9669 or room 517-349-8000 * S torage access * Lovely wooded setting * C lose to everything Call toda y for info and tour! GRAND LEDGE quiet 1 bd rm. 517-349-2250 $455+ deo. 2 bd rm. $550+ C ondit ions apply. e d p. Both incl. heat. You pay electric. For nonsmokG.L. in town, ground floor , 2 ing responsible indiv idu al bd rm., heat & water incld. or couple. No pets. $425. 517-627-6751. 517-627-9085

HI I’M SALLY a stay at home mom. I’m honest & LJ-0000867545reliable. Housecleaning services and/ or assisting w/errands . 517-709-3452 PAINTING PERFECTIONS. Int & ext. Q uality work. HOUSECLEANING BY CINDY Refer ences, f ree est. now schedu ling Holida y (517)332-3281 or 290-4187. cleaning! Free estimates. 18 years exp. 517-643-2709


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

For more information or to reserve space call

FALL Painting, Gutter C lean- HOME RENOVATIONS ing, C himney S ealing. Home remodeling & Hand d yman services. Free est. Josh 272-2840. Licensed. Call 517-862-6374



Oak Hill Apartments An elder ly community (elder ly is defined as 62 years of age or dis abled of any age) located in Ionia, MI is currently accepting applications for 1 bedr oom apartments. U nits of barrier f ree des ign may also be available. Rent is based on income. For affor d able housing call (616) 5278900. This institution is an E qual Opportunity Provid er. E qual Housing Opportunity. TDD #(800) 649-3777


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Apartments Suburbs






Get The Job Done Right Barn Work

Apartments Suburbs

WAVERLY AREA Large 1 bd rms. starting at $475. Garage rent $80/mo. 517-214-6798

Service Directory

4 RENTAL HOUSE FOR sale Must S ell! E xcellent income opportunity! Call 517-719-4204/989-233-7063

Land For Sale


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

Apartments Lansing


Grand Ledge

PRICE REDUCED $1000 ST. JOHNS- Mobile Home Park, exc. cond. 2 bd., d bl. wide liv. rm. Newly-built 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! NOW $5,995! 989-224-8564

Apartments Lansing


**WHAT A FIND IN BAILEY NE IGHBORHOOD!** U nique 4 BR., 2 ba upda ted home, 2136 overall sq. f t. in prime historic area. Walk to town & university, best schools. A Must see! 225-281-0516. MLS# 15848

Apartments For Rent

Mobile Homes For Sale


East Lansing

(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

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

Antique-Classic Cars T-BIRD LANDAU ’64 $14,000/REASON 26,000 all original, beautifu l shape

ABLE OFFER 269-763-9223

Audi AUDI 2004 A4 1.8T $12,500 4 d r., S ilver, leather, sunroof, 73,000 mi. 517-331-6900

O C BALT LT 2007 O C P U E $7999 52500mi, 4cyl, Red, Auto start, nonsmoker, CLEAN 517-719-8765

E -430 4-MATIC, 2001 $6,000/BEST 152K highway mi., Black on black, sharp. E xcellent cond. cell 517-803-9169, 517-569-2275

H C V E Y S -10 LS 2002 4.3L, V6, 96,000 mi., new tires Good cond.

C EVY SUBURBAN H LT 1500 2002 $5400 5.3L, all pwr, new tires, wheel barings & f uel pump E xcellent cond. 517-525-0445

MERCEDES S 320 1994 $5500/OBO Great shape, 120,000 mi., black on black 517-862-3569 517-374-2854, 517-708-7664

H C V E Y R C W E A C B LS 2006 $16,000/OBO Liner, topper, 2WD, 52K mi. E xcellent cond. 989-284-4127, 989-284-5198

BOX VAN, 1990 $1500/BEST High mi., many new parts, new tires. Fair condit ion. 517-331-0542

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

RAM 1500 CONV. VAN, 2003 78K mi., 7 passenger, Good condit ion.

$5000/BEST 517-896-6875


RIVIERA, 1998 $3,900/OBO 146K mi. Tan, leather int. S upercharged motor. E xcellent condit ion. 517-669-1397

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

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

’95 FORD E -150 HANDICAP VAN $4500/BEST W/side ramp. N o rust. N ew tires & shocks. 517-649-2337 517-290-6033

RENDEZVOUS CX 2006 $11,900 6 cyl, 18 to 24 MPG, Pwr S eats, 72000 mi., Red 517-646-6062

RANGR E , 2001 Low miles, loaded, Good condit ion.

$700/BEST 517-566-8923

Honda CIVIC EX 2004 128K mi., 4 d r. auto, new tires E xcellent cond

H C V E Y MALIBU 2003 $5900 83,000 mi., new brakes & newer tires 517-290-7387 S -10 LS 4WD 1999 $4900 E xt Cab w/trailer pkg, 3rd d r, bedliner Great cond. 517-323-0007

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

Oldsmobile OLDS T UC LASS ’94 $1850/BEST 4 d r., auto., real nice car, runs/d rives good. 517-285-9236

Pontiac GRAND AM 2000 $4600 Well kept, clean, all pwr, CD, 102K mi., no rust 248-640-6448


3/4 TON PU, 1989 4WD, d rive-train excellent. Fair condit ion.

Chevrolet H C V E Y X E PRES, 1999 $6500 60K mi. Full sz., ad vantage conv., loade,d leather. Very Good C ondit ion. 517-709-3520

Mini Vans


Cadillac $12,900 N v , moonroof, lthr. a 517-787-1477

$8995/BEST cab. 517-230-7117

4wd, extended

$5600/OBO Tim 517-290-6798

Mazda MPV LX 2005 $7,250 6 cyl, 3rd Row S eats, 80,500mi., Gray 517-347-7802


L300 2003 Black, V6, Loaded,

$4900 517-763-9314

FORD F150 XLT 1997 $2750 6 cyl,P/S ,P/B,A/T,A/C Aad vanced cap w/side doors. 517-896-9630

Mini COOPER 2005 $11,300 Manual, loaded. Prem., sport & cold weather pkg. E xcellent condit ion 517-599-4677



A C DILLAC R S X 2004 Gray, 110K, V8, AWD, loaded,


Mercedes Benz

$4,995 1-owner, Runs/Looks Great, 112K 517-256-5631

Sport Utility Vehicles FORD EXPLORER XLS 2001 $3,600 4WD, towing package--very clean. a C ll or text. 517-706-9779

Toyota CAMRY SOLARA 2004 ASKING $7400 S unroof, silver color, 102K hwy. mi., well maintained E xcellent cond. 517-331-4170

Vans H C V E Y X E PRES, 1999 $6500 60K mi. Full sz., ad vantage conv., loade,d leather. Very Good C ondit ion. 517-709-3520 HANDICAP VANS D ESU , BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & f ull size 5751 S . C eda r - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Automobiles Wanted A C R DON’ T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cas h Toda y & tow away f ree! Call 517-505-2098 VEHICLSE WANTD E DEAD/ ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same d ay pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704

Junk Cars Wanted CAR DON’ T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Toda y & tow away f ree! Call 517-505-2098 BUYING JUK N A C RS 7-da ys per week!!!

$50-$500 269-420-2676

BEJN AMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 PAYING TOP $ For j unk cars, trucks or vans. C lean yard = happy wife. 517-543-0825, 517-588-1518 BUYING JUNK CARS & TRUCKS. Also misc. metal. $200-$800. 7 d ays a week.

Running or not. 269-788-2034

With more than 8 million car shoppers each month, we have the right buyer for you. Find the right car for you.


Apartments Suburbs 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 GREAT VALUE 2 Bd rm w/ Balcony $510 "0" Deposit! 517-337-1133

MASON 2 & 3 bd rm. fir eplace, central air, washer/ d ryer. $750-$900. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

Apartments Suburbs WORRY-FREE INES OR 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!


Condominiums For Rent

MASO-N -FREE HEAT! 2 Bd rms Avail. Now! $99 HASLETT Lakefr ont on S ecurity Deposit. $645/mo. Lake Lansing w/doc k, Vouchers accepted. S pagazebo, beautifu l view. cious 1,000 sq. f t. patio. Luxury 2 bd rm w/ Water/S ewer/Trash incl. offic e, condo/ apt. New Pet-fr iendly . 517-244-0672 maple kitchen, black/ stainless appliances, carpet, central air, granite. MASON LARGE 3 bd rm., W/D. No big dogs , incl o d w nstairs apt. Fireplace, lawn, trash, snow. $950. dec k, basement. $775 + 517-853-6307. utilities. 694-1755 d ays, 676-9178 wkends . C ell 5055875 wkends & nights.

Duplexes Townhomes

OKEMOS Near MSU & shopping. 2 bd rm., 2 f ull bath apt. w/new carpet, paint, GRAND LEDGE: U pda ted lg. appliances incl. washer/ 1200 sf., 2 BR., + bsmnt., d ryer. Walkout patio & laundry hookup. 1.5 bath, 2 covered parking. $875+ story w/garage, lg. kitchen util. Avail. now! Dep. req. & bd rms,. w/balcony. 517-706-0644. Fresh paint, newer carpet. No big dogs . Includes trash, lawn & snow. $740 + util. 517-853-6307 PORTLAND APTS Apply toda y... Move Tomorrow! Fast Approval! H O L T : 2 bd rm, 1.5 bath 2 a C ll 517-647-4910 for a tour story townhome, partially of your new home. Locatfin. bsmt w/laundry hooked j ust minutes west of up, dec k, air, newer paint Lansing. & carpet, incl sewer, water, trash, lawn, snow removal. Cat or very small WAVERLY & WILLOW dog ok. $715 + sec. dep. S pacious 2 bd rms. 517-853-6307. Free heat & water. Q uiet building. Email the Lansing Community 517-303-6680 Newspapers 24/7 at: ~ Great Apartment ~

Duplexes Townhomes MASON: MOVE IN S P E C I A L . 2 BR, 1 bath shared bsmt. with locked storage/laundry, air, fenced backyard. $610 mo. 517-230-3885,517-202-1781

Duplexes For Rent

Duplexes For Rent WEBBERVILLE2 bd rm. d uplex, 2 car garage, $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or 810-923-0910.

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Homes For Rent 733 N . JENISO,N Lansing, MI 48915: Beautifu l 2 bd rm., 1 bath. Hrd. wd. flrs. Incl. f ridge & oven. Well insulated w/new windows. New washer & d ryer! C lose to S t. Lawrence & near LC/C C ooley. $15/app. fee. $600/mo. 517-331-1182.

Homes For Rent HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing C enter at: 1-877-979-FAIR. ~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! S ection 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

Homes For Rent OKEMOS SCHOOLSKEY S T O N E S ub. N. of Grand River on Okemos Rd. 4 bd rm., 3.5 bath in nice, quite neighborhood. Loft , dec k, f ully fin. basement. $1,500/mo. + util. Avail. immedia tely. 517-402-3368

ST JOHNS – Only $340/Mo! Lease to 1037 LENORE 2 bd rms., AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 Own! Your Own Home! newly carpeted & painted, bd rms, S ection 8 OK. Over 1,500 sq.ft . New LANSING 1803 DONORA, $575 mo. Call 517-420-7594. Pets OK. Move in speO C LEMAN AVE. 1 BE DCar pet & Paint ~ Many lease to own, 2 bd rm/ 1 cial! Flexible terms ROOM DUPLEX NEAR more to choose f rom!! bath, hard wood lf oors, ap1509 MARY AVE available. $395-$1095. INGHAM MEDICAL HOSPI THE MEADOWS pliances included. WD 3 bd rm.,1.5 bath, lg. yard, 517-651-1374 TAL $400 PER MONTH (989) 224-7707 hookup 2 car det atched dis hwasher, AC, fir eplace, PLUS UTILITIES AND DEgarage, $650/mo + $650 very clean. $775. POSIT, LOTS OF CLOSET WAVERLY (3) HOMES3 e d p. No pets/d rugs. 517Call 517-388-2661 SPAC,E DECK. NO PET.S BE A HOME OWNER Rent to bd rm. $745+; 2 Bd rm., 749-2482. (517)281-1236 48910 own. Owner will fina nce. $595+; 2 bd rm., $495+. Ga1547 ROOSEVELT ST. Land C ontract available. rages, appliances, new 2 bd rm., 1.5 car garage, lg. Call 517-202-3121. EXECUTIVE DUPLEX S E paint & windows. E njoy LANSING backyard, $650+ utilities. side. 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 2 car country living in Lansing 230 Francis, Call 517-372-8129. garage, vaulted ceiling, CUTE 1 BDRM. C ountry Twp. Safe, quiet, lg. priS mall 1 bedr oom, 1 bath air, fir eplace, 1st floor home in DeWitt area. vate park. No pets or home. S torage shed. laundry, breezeway & $550/mo. + dep. & util. No smoking. 517-484-8220. 517-622-6059 2124 PLEASANT VIEW dec k. All on 3.5 quiet pripets or smoking. 669-9455. or 2 bd rm., f ull bsmt., vate acres. $975++. 517www.sunda ncefa milyhomecenter. garage, fenc ed yard, WE BBERVILLE3 BDRM. AD256-5607 com $750+ util. (517) 482-8771 DAKIN 1022 3 bd rm., lg. liv. JACENT to Golf C ourse. 2 & din. rm. w/oakwood lf rs. car garage, f ull bsmnt. U pAppliances, new vinyl winHOLT- 2 LG bd rms, 1 bath, per dec k overlooks pond & dows, garage, bsmt. with 2 story, large kitchen, cenwaterf all. $1,200/mo.+ deBDRM HOME 625 LANIS G N 2 BDRM/1 WD/hookup, enclosed tral air, washer/d ryer, ex- 2 posit. Pets welcome with a C v anaugh, Lansing. C ute BATH Home o f r f ront porch, large fenc ed tra clean, f ull bsmt, gas terms. 517-521-2213. & cozy. $600 mo. a C ll 517$18,900. Payments as yard, $750 + utils. & e d p. heat, small pets ok. 349-9436. low as $120/mo. Call 517-372-4504. 517-468-3963 Now 800-240-0578 3616 DONALD ST. Lansing. HOLT CLEA!N 3BR, 1.5BA, S mall 2-3 BR., f ull bsmt., A E TON RAPIDS W/D hookup, Dishwasher, nice yard, good neighbor11727 Bunker Hwy, Air, Private Drive, Yard, LAN S IN G - 2 bd rm houses hood. $600 + utils. WITH OKEMOS OFFICE/ RETAIL 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 1408 sq. S hed. No smoking or pets. & 2 bd rm d uplexes and GOOD CREDIT. No S ec. 8. • 2 offic es w/ 550 sq.ft . f t., 2 story f armhouse. $750/mth includes water & apts. $600-$675. Local (Dogs extra). No cats, no total $550 + util. per mo. Full michigan bsmnt. sewer. 517-507-3887 owner cell 989-550-1181. smoking. Af ter 5pm 517• 1000 sq.ft . $1000 per mo. $650/mo. + utilities. 285-3336 all inclusive 517-622-6059 • 2000 sq.ft . $1500 per mo. or HOLT 4229 CHICKORY Lansing all inclusive. www.sunda ncefa milyhome Large 2 bd rm. d uplex. . E S Newer 3 bd rm. ranch, 517-256-1389 LANSING Nice yard. W/D hookup. f ull basement, new carpet HOME $650 water & sewer inclu& vinyl, very nice. 2 story 3 bd rm., o f r mal ded. No pets. 517-694-1899. PROFESIONAL AFFORD $800/mo. Call Ron 323dining ,new kitchen, ABLE OFFICE SUITES in 4106. Call 517-641-7271 or 517East Lansing. From 200 to A E TON RAPIDS 214-7648. OKEMOS SCHOOLS/ MA4,000 sq. f t. Includ e s utilit6288 Nye Hwy., 3 bd rm., S ON Minutes f rom MSU. 2 6529 COOPER RD., Lansing ies & j anitorial services; C ute, remodeled, 2 bd rm., 1.5 bath, 1531 sq. f t. bd rm., 1.5 bath, completeFree use of confer ence 1 bath in quiet neighborranch style home. MASON ly remodeled, on 2 acres. rooms and business center hood, lg. yard. $620/mo + Propane heat. 600 E C olumbia. 2 bd rm., Att’d 1 car garage. 1685 equipped with copier and utilities & depos it. No pets 517-622-6059 1.5 baths, lg. yard, $750+ S tillman. $775+ util. S ecf ax. 517-351-3335. or smoking. C red i t check. www.sunda ncefa milyhomecenter. util. a C ll 517-482-8771. tion 8 welcome. For more www.executiveof f iceprk.c 517-256-6121. com info. 517-930-1575 om 919 S . HOLMES ST. 2 bd rm., S .E . LANSING3 bd rm., 1.5 $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 POTTERVILLE IMMACU bath, kitchen appliances, N. LARCH ST. 2 BR, $550 GRAND LEDGE LATE 3 bd rm., 2 bath, central air, garage, if nis hmo. + utils. Near busline. 2 714 E . Maple. 3 bd rm., 1.5 washer/d ryer hookup, ed bsmnt., storage room, BR apt., $550 mo., all utils bath, 2 car garage, lg. central air, spacious lg. laundry room w/WD incld. Rooms w/private yard. $975+ util. 482-8771 LEDGE DOWN yard. $600/mo. + util. & GRAND hookup. $850+ utilities. No bath, $350 all utils. incld. TOWN 1500 sf., perfec t for dep. Call: 517-881-8776 pets. 517-394-6774 Call 484-5619. store, offic e or studio, $495 per mo. + utilities. Call 517-886-5579.

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DEWITT- POLEBARN 40’x60’, concrete floor , electric. 11’x14’ sliding door . $600/mo. Broker owned. a C ll Patti: 517-881-7376

Boats and Motors ’04 BAYLINER 4 cyl Merc C ruiser 18’ 140hp, Generation C ruiser Alpha 1 motor, only 4 hrs., new battery, exc. cond. A steal at $11,500/best. Includes trailer & fitted boat cover 517-507-1713, 517-699-2947

CampersTravel Trailers CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp C oast to C oast USA/ Can ad a $10/night (fu ll hook-up). (Paid $1,595) Must S ell $595, 1-800-236-0327.

Legals NOTICE OF LIEN SALE In accord ance with the provisions of S tate law, there being d ue and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisf y an owner’s lien of the goods hereinaf ter des cribed and stored at the U ncle Bob’s S elf S torage location(s) listed below. And, d ue notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise dis posed of on Fri. 11/19/10 2:30 PM. 7551 C oleman Rd., E . Lansing, MI 48823 517-3390397 James K S mythe-

yt Household Goods , Furniture, Boxes, Tools, TV’s or S tereo E quipment S usan Passalacqua-Boxed Household Items, Toys John Madden-H ousehold Goods , Furniture, Boxes, S porting Goods , Tools, TV’s or stereo equipment, account record s. Julia C ullen-Household Goods , Furniture, Boxes, Tools, Appliances, TV’s or stereo equip, offic e equip. TC-8734 37 10/31/10-11/7/10 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Trust NOTICE TO ALL CRED ITORS: The dec edent , E lizabeth R Hinkle, who lived at 655 S unset, East Lansing, MI 48823, Ingham C ounty, Michigan died S eptember 15, 2010. There is no Personal Representative of the Decedents estate whom letters of administra tion have been issued. C redit ors of the dec edent are notified that all claims against the trust des cribed below will be for ever barred unless presented to Nancy Gillespie, Trustee of the Revocable Living Trust Agreement of E lizabeth R Hinkle d ated S eptember 29, 1993, od 17 Bailey S treet, East Lansing, MI 48823, within 4 months af ter the d ate of publication of this notice. Notice is f urther given that the trust will thereaf ter be assigned and distri buted to persons entitled to it. This notice is given pursuant to MCL 700.7608. Date: October 13, 2010 Attorney for Trustee GRUA, JAMO & YOUNG PLC By Remo Mark Grua 2401 East Grand River Lansing, Michigan 48912 (517) 487-8300 Nancy Gillespie 517 Bailey S treet East Lansing, MI 48823 TC-873681 10/31/10




TOWNSHIP OF MERIDIAN LEGAL NOTICE Mixed U se Planned U nit Development #10014 (DTN Management) Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Township Board of the C harter Township of Meridia n will hold a public hearing on Tuesd ay November 16, 2010, at 6:00 p.m., in the Meridia n Township Municipal Building, Town Hall Room, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos (phone 517-853-4560), to hear all persons interested in a mixed use planned unit dev elopment request. DTN Management has requested to dev elop Mt. Hope C rossings, a mixed use planned unit dev elopment consisting of 41 multiple-fa mily d welling units and a separate approximate 9,512 square foot offic e building on 4.47 net acres addr essed as 2946 Mt. Hope Rd, 2950 Mt. Hope Rd. and 4528 Hagador n Rd. The site is zoned PO (Professiona l and Offic e). Infor mation may be examined at the Department of C ommunity Planning and Development, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864-1198, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monda y through Frida y. Mary Helmbrecht, CMC Township C lerk TC-873641


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