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Sale Dates: Jan 31 Thru Feb 6, 2010 of St. Joseph Now Offering Home Care for Veterans St. Joseph Ice Festival. . .Pg 9-12 . . . . . . . . . Pg 15 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 16-18 Moody on The Market Pat Moody Local Dentist and avid historian Dr. Stuart Boekeloo may very well be on his way to revolutionizing the care and wellness of elder-America with the creation of his amaz- ing new concept of Aleydis Centers inside assisted living facilities all across the nation. His idea of placing state-of-the-art multi- care treatment rooms directly on the prem- ises of assisted living homes everywhere was grown out of his own concern for the manner in which care has been offered over recent years in such facilities. Far too often visiting dentists would be relegated to doing teeth cleaning in a facility’s hair salon, or having foot care provided inside a shower stall. Cleanliness, infection control, privacy, digni- ty, and even record-keeping are all called into question when visiting health care profession- als are forced to improvise with available space conditions that are not the best circum- stances to be dealing with. The St. Joseph dentist conducted more than a year-and-a-half of research and consultation with the best minds in the medical industry to find an acceptable solution for on-site care inside such facilities. Amazingly, these great resources often have hair salons, pharmacies, big screen televisions and fitness centers, but never have they provided in-house, state-of- the-art medical clinics where professional practitioners can come to the patient instead of continually transporting to appointments far from their own “front door.” Boekeloo’s idea has spawned his creation of the Aleydis Center…the only company in the world to supply multi-care treatment rooms through which health care professionals can rotate their services at assigned times. They are all Continued on page 14 Please send your favorite horizontal photo with a brief description to MailMax at 2202 Plaza Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 or email attached photo to Photos@FarAhead.com ATTN: MAIL SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your photo(s) returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your photo submission. Caring for Southwestern Michigan Families for Over 25 Years. Dr. Flood’s Vision Center 269-985-0700 St. Joseph Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Carve Out some Fun Time St. Josesph’s Ice Festival comes to town next weekend. See details inside. Photo by Gary Jesswein www.caringpeopleinc.com See Page 2 for more info February 6, 2010 Look for Our New Office to Open on Niles Ave. in St. Joseph this Spring 1380 E. Napier, Benton Harbor 269-926-7277 • www.govision.com *Some Restrictions Apply Single Vision Lenes with Purchase of a Frame.* FREE

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Local Dentist and avid historian Dr. Stuart Boekeloo may very well be on his way to revolutionizing the care and wellness of elder-America with the creation of his amazing new concept of Aleydis Centers inside assisted living facilities all across the nation.<br /> <br /> His idea of placing state-of-the-art multicare treatment rooms directly on the premises of assisted living homes everywhere was grown out of his own concern for the manner in which care has been offered over recent years in such facilities. Far too often visiting dentists would be relegated to doing teeth cleaning in a facility’s hair salon, or having foot care provided inside a shower stall.<br /> <br /> Cleanliness, infection control, privacy, dignity, and even record-keeping are all called into question when visiting health care professionals are forced to improvise with available space conditions that are not the best circumstances to be dealing with. The St. Joseph dentist conducted more than a year-and-a-half of research and consultation with the best minds in the medical industry to find an acceptable solution for on-site care inside such facilities. Amazingly, these great resources often have hair salons, pharmacies, big screen televisions and fitness centers, but never have they provided in-house, state-ofthe- art medical clinics where professional practitioners can come to the patient instead of continually transporting to appointments far from their own “front door.” Boekeloo’s idea has spawned his creation of the Aleydis Center…the only company in the world to supply multi-care treatment rooms through which health care professionals can rotate their services at assigned times. They are all Designed to be multi-functional, sterilized medical hubs for use by dentists, podiatrists, cardiologists, dermatologists, optometrists, psychiatrists, physical therapists and more.<br /> <br /> Each treatment room operated by the Aleydis Centers is identical, making certain that professionals who travel from facility to facility will always have conformity and familiarity on their side. Boekeloo is the President of the company, and he has aligned some 1,400 contract experts from coast to coast to assist with implementation and operation of these centers in assisted living facilities all across the nation. Administrators interested in incorporating the concept into their home facility can reach Aleydis Centers in St. Joseph at 269- 449-7017. It is a remarkable discovery that could very well take the nation by storm.<br /> <br /> LECO Corporation is on the verge of another major growth venture, and will go before the St. Joseph City Commission on February 22nd for tax abatements for a proposed $6-million dollar addition to their real estate holdings in the city. Commissioners will be asked to consider action for a major new building at the LECO campus on vacant land they currently own between Veronica and Cleveland on the southern perimeter of the city. It is great news for one of the community’s major employers. Stay tuned for more on this important project.<br /> <br /> Lakeshore Auto Clinic is expanding… having added four new service bays and two new technicians. The clinic was first opened back in 1972 in Stevensville, and is now owned and operated by Rick & Terry Runge who took over the business launched by their father when he retired from the business.<br /> <br /> New to the crew at Lakeshore Auto Clinic are ASE Master Technician Roger Herbstreit and ASE Certified Technician Andy Burger, who have a combined 37-years of experience with GM dealers. Along with the expanded shop floor, there will also be a remodeled customer lounge area and a service counter. Additionally, the original shop, a half mile south of Lakeshore High School, will also be made more energy-efficient and spruced up. The clinic is located at 6082 Cleveland Avenue in Stevensville, and can be reached at 429-7631 for appointments for full scale auto service. Congratulations on your new growth, guys…and best of luck going forward!<br /> <br /> Looks like the end of the line for Scripts Pharmacy in Royalton Township. Assuming everything went according to plan, the three year old pharmacy has closed up shop for good in the shopping center alongside Rogers Foodland. Employees there confirmed that the store would cease filling prescriptions on Thursday, February 4th and the store would be closed for all other business on Friday, the 5th.<br /> <br /> Patients and customers who utilized Scripts Pharmacy will find their prescription records have been transferred to Walgreens, according to the employee who confirmed the store’s closure. Andrew Reeves and his partners opened the store in late 2006, but apparently never gathered the following they had hoped for at the shop at 4059 Hollywood Road near the Lakeland HealthCare Outpatient Center.<br /> <br /> Steve Borre has teamed up with C.B. Richard Ellis Real Estate Group and will be opening a satellite office next to Pater’s True Value Hardware Store in Royalton Township. Borre, who owns and leases space to tenants in his Scottdale Crossings Center at Miners Road and M-139 in Scottdale will dramatically reduce his windshield time as a result of his new position, inasmuch as he was traveling routinely to office space in Chicago for several years. Borre will represent CBRE in Michigan’s Great Southwest, serving clients in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties in his new role.<br /> <br /> A project that is a collaborative effort between Cornerstone Alliance, the Harbor Shores Local Business Consortium, the Michigan Works! Youth Build Program and Greenspan Construction is now available for a future home owner. The home at 128 East Empire Avenue in the City of Benton Harbor has been completely renovated and is awaiting a new owner. The house features a new roof, new windows, siding, furnace, electrical, plumbing, kitchen, bathrooms, walls and flooring throughout. If you are interested, you are invited to contact Marshall Downs at 925-6100.<br /> <br /> If you have ever dreamed of writing for a magazine or newspaper, Sherry Miller has a deal for you! She is a journalist and awardwinning playwright who began her writing career more than 30-years ago crafting pieces for The Chicago Tribune, The Grand Rapids Press, Shore Magazine and more. She has also worked extensively in radio and television journalism and is now ready to help you find your way into that realm with a fun evening of “Writing to Pieces for Magazines and Newspaper.” It’s a two-part class, tailored specifically to those just starting out in the profession, and will take place in a workshop at Expressions Café in downtown Benton Harbor. The sessions will run from 5:30 until 7:00pm on Thursday, February 18th, but the class is strictly limited to 20 persons, and you must register by February 16th.<br /> <br /> Cost of the class is just $15-dollars. To register, call Pat Hurse at 983-2990 or e-mail her at hurse2704@comcast.net. A brief winter respite is over for Keith & Jennifer Granzow’s Beachside Bakery in downtown Bridgman. The popular bakery re-opened this past week after a post-Christmas break. During the break they purchased a state-of-the-art Espresso machine made in Italy, and are excited to offer customers freshly brewed lattes, espressos, hot chocolates and more. You’ll find the Granzows in the house at 4209 Lake Street in the heart of Bridgman.<br /> <br /> Coldwell Banker Anchor’s Don Kessler has been called on by Winn Wolf to put Benton Harbor’s multi-story Mercy Center on the block. One of the more significant historical buildings in the entire county is officially for sale now. Home of countless births, healings, and other historical moments, it is a building that has touched the lives of many people across Berrien County at some point in their lives. If you have an interest in acquiring this amazing property that is home to multiple non-profit organizations who lease space there, Kessler can be reached at 269- 208-6896 for inquiries.<br /> <br /> The Friends of Lincoln Township Library conducts an annual used-book sale in early June of every year, but last year noticed a drop in book donations throughout the year for the first time ever. Usually, they have more books than they can handle, but donations have continued to fall off. So…here’s the deal. When you’re doing your closet cleaning and basement sweeps, keep the Friends in mind. You are invited to drop off books at the front desk of the library at 2099<br /> <br /> W. John Beers Road in Stevensville. Please only consider those books that are in a saleable condition. The earlier they have the books donated, the easier it is to sort and organize them for the big summer sale. That sale, by the way, gets underway on June 10th with a “members only sale,” and will open to the public the next day on June 11th and 12th.<br /> <br /> Just thought you’d like to know, in case you’d like to help assure a successful sale this summer.<br /> <br /> Speaking of donations, tomorrow, Super Bowl Sunday, a concert to benefit Haitian Relief will take place at the St. Joseph First Congregational Church. Featuring the Andrews University Singers, the “pre-Super Bowl” concert will offer up inspiring and uplifting choral music. A free-will offering will be taken with all proceeds being donated to Doctors Without Borders who are actively providing medical relief in Haiti. Showtime is 4pm, tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, February 7th at 2001 Niles Avenue in St. Joseph.<br /> <br /> There’s more music and fun in your future at the new Shadowland Ballroom and Carousel in St. Joseph when the St. Joseph Band and Orchestra Students conduct a ballroom dancing instruction fundraiser on Friday, February 19th from 7 until 11pm.<br /> <br /> Instructor Joe Schuebert of the Citadel Dance Center will offer instruction alongside music from 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, as well as free carousel rides, delicious desserts, a cash bar, and a great selection of silent auction items to bid on. Tickets are $15 and available at Roger’s Foodland and at the door of the event. It’s appropriately named “Dance ‘N Desserts!” The very next night you can continue the family fun at the Sarrett Nature Center as they host a gigantic Trivia Night on Saturday, February 20th. Doors open at 6pm and the contest gets underway at 7pm. The event is open to adults as teams of up to 10-players or as individuals. You must pre-register by February 15th, and there’s a top cash prize of $200 for the winning table. You are encouraged to bring snacks along for the ride, and there will be a cash bar for pop, bottled water, beer and wine. For more information, contact Sarrett at 927-4832.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids…have a great Super Bowl weekend…and we’ll see you right here in MailMax next Saturday. In the meantime, please shop for your Valentine’s locally!

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