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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer L VE A GOOD DEAL? Sign up before February 29, 2016 and pay no joining fee! racbh.com | 269.927.1129 Paper. News Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on February 20, 2016 February 20, 2016 Moody on The Market Volume 17, Ver. 08 M oody Pat T he countdown to the 2016 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid marches on. Less than 15-weeks and counting until the Champions Tour will tee it up at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor . There is still time to earn your way inside the ropes for this amazing, world-class event. The PGA of America is recruiting the final line up of volunteers for the championship event, meaning you could be among those working inside the ropes with a first-hand experience alongside some of the leg-endary names of the game. By signing on to the Volunteer Program, you could very well end being the standard-bearer carrying the on-course score card of the 2016 Champion! You could assist the PGA staff with the distribution of their fleet of sparkling new Mercedes-Benz vehicles or even drive one or more of the golfers to sever-al destinations during Championship Week. Rachel Wright is Manager of Volunteer Operations for the championship and she’s down to a handful of positions remaining to be filled in several roles and would love to talk with you about the amazing opportunities at hand. While a number of the various committees involved in the championship have already been filled, there are still openings in key groups including the follow-ing: Contestant Transportation : Your job will be to assist the PGA staff with the distribution of the Mercedes fleet prior to the Championship, transportation services during the event, and col-lection of the vehicles when the event has con-cluded. You must have a valid driver’s license for this role. Standard-Bearers: Adult volunteers on this committee are responsible for the organiza-tion and assembly of the standards, as well as management of the junior volunteers that will carry the standards. Many adults will also be asked to walk with a group carrying the standard and updating the scores as needed. Scoring Control: This committee is responsible for over-seeing the entire electronic scoring system for the Senior PGA Championship. Members of the committee will receive the contestant’s scores from the Walking Scorer Committee, and elec-tronically dispense the information to the Leader Boards, Thru Boards, Monster Board, Media Center and television compound. Knowledge of golf is required. Leader Boards & Thru Boards: Volunteers will operate manual leader boards & thru boards, updating contestants scores. Leader Boards and Thru Boards will be located through-out the golf course. You must be capable of climbing up and down ladders. Monster Board: You will post the names and scores of the Championship leaders using large magnetic num-bers and letters to the main Championship leader board. Marshals: Volunteers here will have inside the ropes access on their designated hole to assist with gallery control, enforcement of the FINANCIAL HELP FREE WITH AI D! TOP 5 REASONS TO CHOOSE LMC – in-state rates! 4 2 1 Lowest tuition in the region. Indiana students get Bachelor’s degrees through on-campus partnerships. 3 Hassle-free university transfer. Inspiring professors from top universities, leading organizations & global companies. 5 The real college experience including intercollegiate athletics & on-campus housing. CAMPUS TOURS: 11:15 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM BECKWITH HALL PRESENTATION: 12:00 PM UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PRESENTATION: 12:30 PM Attend the Open House on February 27 11 am -1 pm • FINANCIAL AID HELP: Learn about hundreds of scholarships; free FAFSA help for ANY student. • AMAZING PROGRAMS: Meet with instructors from in-demand career programs like Computers, Healthcare, Education, and more! • TRANSFER PLANNING: Talk with reps from on-campus partners Siena Heights University and Western Michigan University -Southwest. Learn about transfer agreements with other four-year schools. Find out more and RSVP at lakemichigancollege.edu/openhouse Questions? Call (269) 927-8626 or email admissions@lakemichigancollege.edu. Inserts & Promotions MailMax is a publication of Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Phone: 269.934.7522 FAX: 269.934.3297 email: publisher@farahead.com www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax • Martins Super Markets • Hardings Friendly Market • Harbor Freight & Tool Inserts may vary by Zip Code Continued on page 12

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The countdown to the 2016 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid marches on. Less than 15-weeks and counting until the Champions Tour will tee it up at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor. There is still time to earn your way inside the ropes for this amazing, world-class event. The PGA of America is recruiting the final line up of volunteers for the championship event, meaning you could be among those working inside the ropes with a first-hand experience alongside some of the legendary names of the game. By signing on to the Volunteer Program, you could very well end being the standard-bearer carrying the on-course score card of the 2016 Champion! You could assist the PGA staff with the distribution of their fleet of sparkling new Mercedes-Benz vehicles or even drive one or more of the golfers to several destinations during Championship Week.

Rachel Wright is Manager of Volunteer Operations for the championship and she’s down to a handful of positions remaining to be filled in several roles and would love to talk with you about the amazing opportunities at hand. While a number of the various committees involved in the championship have already been filled, there are still openings in key groups including the following: Contestant Transportation: Your job will be to assist the PGA staff with the distribution of the Mercedes fleet prior to the Championship, transportation services during the event, and collection of the vehicles when the event has concluded. You must have a valid driver’s license for this role. Standard-Bearers: Adult volunteers on this committee are responsible for the organization and assembly of the standards, as well as management of the junior volunteers that will carry the standards. Many adults will also be asked to walk with a group carrying the standard and updating the scores as needed. Scoring Control: This committee is responsible for overseeing the entire electronic scoring system for the Senior PGA Championship. Members of the committee will receive the contestant’s scores from the Walking Scorer Committee, and electronically dispense the information to the Leader Boards, Thru Boards, Monster Board, Media Center and television compound. Knowledge of golf is required. Leader Boards & Thru Boards: Volunteers will operate manual leader boards & thru boards, updating contestants scores. Leader Boards and Thru Boards will be located throughout the golf course. You must be capable of climbing up and down ladders. Monster Board: You will post the names and scores of the Championship leaders using large magnetic numbers and letters to the main Championship leader board. Marshals: Volunteers here will have inside the ropes access on their designated hole to assist with gallery control, enforcement of the PGA’s cell-phone policy, and potentially aid in contestant evacuations. General knowledge of golf is recommended for this committee. Contestant Evacuation: This committee is responsible for ensuring the safe evacuation of all event participants from the golf course during the week of the Championship if necessary. In the event of a weather delay, or emergency, members of this committee will transport contestants in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans to designated evacuation areas until play has resumed. Information & Services: Volunteers will staff the prohibited items booth and various information stations for the benefit of all Senior PGA Championship spectators. If you, or anyone you know, find an interest in volunteering for these roles, you can sign up online at the link below, or you can contact Rachel Wright with the PGA of America at 269-487-3200 to sign-up over the phone. Either way works. In exchange for the $130 volunteer/ uniform fee, each volunteer receives: An official Ralph Lauren Volunteer Uniform, consisting of one golf shirt, outerwear and headwear all branded with the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid logo, Complimentary parking, Meal & Water Vouchers, Official Championship Program, One-Time Discount at the Championship Shop, Personalized Volunteer Credential which allows access to the grounds all 6-days of the Championship, Four (4) Any Day Flex Tickets to the Championship for family or friends, One (1) round of golf (cart rental not included), at Harbor Shores if all assigned shifts are completed (On redemption, a $25 cart fee will be collected by the club. The round is transferable as a gift (not for sale) and expires November 1, 2016. Some date restrictions apply.) Access throughout Championship week to the Volunteer Hospitality Center and its refreshments, entertainment and prize opportunities. Here’s the link to sign up as a volunteer: http:// www.srpga.com

You can get your “discount double-check” fix along Lakeshore Drive in St. Joe now thanks to a member of the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group. Jonah McDonough and his wife Sara hosted a standing- room only crowd recently as they celebrated the ribbon cutting on their new State Farm Insurance Agency office at 2606 Lakeshore Drive in St. Joseph approximately in the “wafting zone” of a slice of hamburger heaven at Roxy’s Drive In Diner. State Representative Al Pscholka told the McDonoughs they are “exactly what our area needs...young people returning home to establish viable businesses of their own to help grow the community of Michigan’s Great Southwest.” St. Joseph Mayor Pro Tem Fran Chickering officially welcomed the new business into the city of St. Joseph and applauded Jonah & Sara for making the decision to establish their business here. The ribbon cutting ceremonies were hosted by Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. McDonough is 30 years old, and while he is a Hoosier by birth, having grown up in Seymour, Indiana...his wife Sara is a Berrien County native who graduated from Lakeshore High School before going on to Anderson University where the two met as fellow students. Sara serves as Office Manager for the new agency. McDonough worked for the past two and a half years or so with State Farm Agent Dave Miller in Niles before deciding to set up his own shop in St. Joe. The McDonoughs now live in the Fairplain neighborhood and share the office building with the building’s owner, Bret Dodds of Dodds Wealth Management whose office is in the south end of the building.

McDonough calls his new enterprise a dream come true, saying, “David Miller convinced me to give insurance a chance, and I’m so glad that I did. Because of our incredible success helping people protect and invest, doors began to open for me to open my own agency. I feel incredibly fortunate and blessed to be a part of the State Farm family.” That family offers a variety of products and services including insurance for your auto, home, property and healthcare as well as banking products in the form of auto and home loans, CD’s, mutual funds and even annuities. You can reach the new State Farm agent by phone at 269-408-8015. The office maintains hours of 9am to 5pm weekdays and on Saturdays from 10am til 2pm.

Whether you have plans to build a new house, remodel the house you’re already in, or simply want some great ideas for everything for in, on, or around your house, you’ll want to check out this weekend’s Home, Garden and Leisure Show at LMC. The 36th Annual Southwestern Michigan Home, Garden and Leisure Show, hosted by the Southwestern Michigan Home Builders Association, is slated for Friday, February 19th through Sunday the 21st and will be staged at the Grand Upton Hall of the Mendel Center for Arts & Technologies on the Napier Avenue Campus of Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor.

More than 80 individual vendors and exhibitors are on hand again this year showcasing the latest in home technology, landscaping enhancements, construction tips and a whole lot more. Exhibitors will showcase a broad array of offering and a wide range of topics will be taken up by veteran and new exhibitors alike. Topics such as Doors, Windows, Roofing, Siding, Floor Covering, Appliances, Heating, Cooling, Energy Savings, Home Design, Home Decor, Landscaping, Lawn & Garden and more will all be on the table this year. Set aside some time to browse the myriad show booths to see the latest for the home. It’s also a great chance to get to know people from the region who provide the services and products you may be looking for in your own home. You can see a complete list of exhibitors by clicking this link at any time: www.SWMHomeShow.com.

The Southwestern Michigan Home Builders Association is accepting entries for the “Future Builders Lego Contest,” according to Carol Weller who serves as Executive Officer for that association. She tells us that the theme for this year’s contest is “Mid-Century Modern.” The Western Michigan Lego U Club will be displaying a 10-foot-by-10-foot Lego City complete with running trains and multiple buildings from St. Joseph, Benton Harbor and Grand Rapids represented in the display. That display is being underwritten by Distinguished Stone Works of Stevensville. The Lego competition will be held in conjunction with the Home, Garden and Leisure Show which this year represents multiple aspects of home improvement, finance, landscaping, interior furnishing, leisure activities and more. Many exhibitors will conduct special offers and discounts directly at their booths, some of them exclusive to the show and not available anywhere else. The Home, Garden and Leisure Show will run Friday the 19th from 5pm until 8pm...Saturday the 20th from 9am until 7pm... and Sunday the 21st from 10am until 5pm. General admission fee is just $5.00 and children 16 and under are admitted free of charge. You can also save a $1 per admission by capturing a coupon from the association’s website linked above. You will also find a complete schedule of planned workshops at that website. Corporate Sponsors for this year’s show include MailMax, Chemical Bank, Kemner-Iott Benz Agency of Cass County and Frankenmuth Insurance.

A week of Blossomtime and our community’s epic involvement in the 100+ year old festival presents a timing challenge within the national guidelines of celebrating Mother’s Day with Listen to Your Mother. But doing just that proved so worthwhile last year, that producer/ directors Kim Jorgensen Gane and Beth Haire- Lewis are thrilled to announce that Southwest Michigan will, for a second season, join 40 other cities across the U.S. And Canada, in giving a global voice to local storytellers via a local stage, a podium, and a microphone with Listen to Your Mother! Last year on the stage at St. Joseph High School, thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, thirteen cast members read their true, hilarious, heartwarming, and harrowing stories about motherhood for over 400 patrons, raising just under $1,000 for Readiness Center, Inc. This year, on Friday, April 29th, at 7:00pm, once again on the St. Joseph High School John & Dede Howard Auditorium stage, this community event is proud to partner with and support Emergency Shelter Services. Kim says, “We hope to touch even more souls through our fundraising, and both in person and online through our stories.” You do not have to be a mom or even a woman to be considered for the Listen to Your Mother stage. Kim and Beth welcome new storytellers this year via auditions/tryouts which begin today, Saturday, February 20th, at the #Write2TheEnd offices at 420 Main Street in St. Joseph. There are three available dates during which to read your story and have it considered for the show. You must sign-up for a time slot online in advance by visiting this website: www. Signupgenius.com/go/20f0944a4a628a- 3fa7-ltym1. If you have difficulty signing up online, you may call Kim at 269.487.6024, and she will assist you. Or you may email the team at ltymswmichigan@gmail.com. Please read the guidelines carefully before you prepare your story, which should be 3-5 minutes long, read aloud. Good luck, Southwest Michigan storytellers, and break-a-leg!

That’s it for this week, folks. Have a great weekend, enjoy the Home Show, and we’ll see you again next Saturday right here in MailMax…as well as online 24/7 at www.MoodyontheMarket.com. As always, please shop Locally…There’s More Here Than You Know!

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