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Sale Price Effective Monday, July 19 through Sunday, July 25 of St. Joseph Sale Dates: July 18 Thru July 24, 2010 CLASSIFIEDS Pages 9-14 ..Pg 7 Moody on The Market Pat Moody If there is any one on this planet that knows how to unload excess inventory, sell almost anything imaginable, or match up “Gotta-Have-It” buyers with “No-Longer-Need-It” sellers that would accurately describe the Turk family of Benton Harbor. Specifically, in this case, Mike Turk is about to launch Excess Recovery Solutions of St. Joseph. Mike and his parents, Les & Becky Turk, have owned and operated Surplus Trading Company of Benton Harbor for many, many years. They fully intend to continue that business for many years to come. Mike’s new, additional, enter-prise is just a couple of weeks away from firing on all engines to help you sell things you no longer want or need at your home or place of business. Excess Recovery Solutions will be an online auction service designed to sell things for you that you don’t have the time or contacts to effectively get the word out. For a single $5-dollar insertion fee, ERS will photo-graph your goods, post your items, and conduct a fresh, new, online auction every Tuesday. Unlike services such as e-Bay, Mike’s venture is designed to move all merchandise in a single day’s auction each week, so you don’t have to wait an inordinate amount of time to complete the transaction, and buyer’s don’t have to wait and watch for days or weeks on end for an auc-tion to conclude. Excess Recovery Solutions will open the doors with ready-made exposure to a network of more than 80-thousand regis-tered buyers. You will find ERS physically at 211 Kerth Street next to Shepherd Caster Corporation in the St. Joseph Industrial Park off of Hawthorne Avenue. On line you will find them at www.ersmi.com. Turk and his crew have more than 74,000 square feet avail-Continued on page 6 Your Good News Paper. www.MailMaxOnline.com Vote for Your Favorite Photo Caption Online! visit www.MailMaxOnline.com Pooch Smooch Gloria gets up close and personal with 'Sherlock Hound.' Could it be puppy love? Photo by Holly Harbin St. Joseph 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. Southwest Michigan’s only local LASER VISION CORRECTION facility. What does that mean? The ophthalmologist that you will see preoperatively will be the same one who performs the LASER correction and gives you your post operative care. If you have been declined for LASIK, you may be eligible for the Vision ICLTM . If you only need glasses for reading call to learn about mono-vision options for you. Call today to schedule your complimentary LASER vision eligibility screening appointment at our St. Joseph Offi ce soon. 2848 Niles Road • St. Joseph • 269-428-3300 x 298 or 299 www.greateyecare.com F 0% Available For 12 Months! inancing FREE Wi Fi in St. Joseph “Clinical Research Site” July 17, 2010 Postal Customer POSTMASTER: Please deliver on July 17, 2010

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If there is any one on this planet that knows how to unload excess inventory, sell almost anything imaginable, or match up “Gotta- Have-It” buyers with “No-Longer-Need-It” sellers that would accurately describe the Turk family of Benton Harbor. Specifically, in this case, Mike Turk is about to launch Excess Recovery Solutions of St. Joseph. Mike and his parents, Les & Becky Turk, have owned and operated Surplus Trading Company of Benton Harbor for many, many years. They fully intend to continue that business for many years to come. Mike’s new, additional, enterprise is just a couple of weeks away from firing on all engines to help you sell things you no longer want or need at your home or place of business. Excess Recovery Solutions will be an online auction service designed to sell things for you that you don’t have the time or contacts to effectively get the word out. For a single $5-dollar insertion fee, ERS will photograph your goods, post your items, and conduct a fresh, new, online auction every Tuesday.<br /> <br /> Unlike services such as e-Bay, Mike’s venture is designed to move all merchandise in a single day’s auction each week, so you don’t have to wait an inordinate amount of time to complete the transaction, and buyer’s don’t have to wait and watch for days or weeks on end for an auction to conclude. Excess Recovery Solutions will open the doors with ready-made exposure to a network of more than 80-thousand registered buyers. You will find ERS physically at 211 Kerth Street next to Shepherd Caster Corporation in the St. Joseph Industrial Park off of Hawthorne Avenue. On line you will find them at www.ersmi.com. Turk and his crew have more than 74,000 square feet avail Able in their new facility which will be parceled into place as the auction service grows. They will start with a 20,000 square foot bay at the outset. As a seller, you can deliver your goods to the center on Kerth street, and you’ll have access to ground level loading docks. As a buyer, you can look at items for sale each week on line, or you can visit the center on Kerth street to see them first hand. You must register in order to bid, but there is no charge to register.<br /> <br /> Mike is working hard to fill up empty space that was sitting idle, and will be hiring new employees to handle the work as the business grows. He tells me that he has worked closely with the crew at Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services to launch his new business plan. Bidders can bid any time a new auction has begun until the close of bidding every Tuesday. On Auction Tuesdays, bids are taken from 8am until 6pm. If items are still receiving active bids at 6pm, bids will be taken in fiveminute increments until active bidding has ended. Buyers have up to three-days to pick up their items at the center. Eventually, shipping opportunities will be offered, but in the beginning, all winning bidders must retrieve their purchases or make their own arrangements for doing so. To jump start the opening, Surplus Trading will provided the first round of items for sale from their in-house stock. From wheelbarrows to bull-dozers, virtually anything is fair game for the auctions. However, they cannot sell houses, and firearms may require a broker to assist. Due to the $5-dollar per item insertion fee, Mike notes that this is not designed to supplant garage sales. No reserves are allowed, either…you must let the market decide. To learn more, call 982-3000.<br /> <br /> Following a half-year shut down and a massive makeover, the new Baroda Tap & Grille is officially open for business. Formerly Bill’s Tap, the dramatic new rendition at 8906 First Street in downtown Baroda is the brainchild of new owner Jim Demski of Coloma.<br /> <br /> Demski purchased the business just after the first of the year and announced a full-scale remodeling, including an entirely new bar and kitchen at the popular eatery. Strong supporters of the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail, the Baroda Tap & Grille will feature many local Wines, along with a menu ranging from burgers and pizza to lake perch, walleye, and salmon.<br /> <br /> <br /> You’ll find the crew in the house every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am until 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 to 11, and Sundays from noon until nine. A formal ribbon cutting is set for the evening of Tuesday, July 20th with the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.<br /> <br /> If ever your summer weekend has been one filled with envy over all those lucky boat owners venturing out onto the St. Joseph River or Lake Michigan, while you look on jealously in the hot sand…say hello to the American Boat Club…newly located at Harbor Isle Marina in St. Joseph. Armed with the promise of everything “From Paddle to Power,” the new club offers convenient rental options by the hour, day or week. Soon, they will offer even longer term boat club membership options, as well. This is your chance to get out on the water in anything from a kayak to a pontoon river boat. Available immediately are personal watercraft (ala JetSki) river-cruising pontoons.<br /> <br /> Soon to be added are sport boats, motorized inflatables, pedal boats and kayaks. Prices vary by the size of your watercraft rental, and some discounts are available, too, by logging onto www.americanboatclub.us. Don’t get down… get on the water with the American Boat Club.<br /> <br /> They also share space with Scooter Joe’s at 213 State Street.<br /> <br /> The premise of HarborTown Interiors is no longer just a premise…it’s now a promise!<br /> <br /> Stephanie Grill, Kerry Cressler and Mary Kay Hylton have officially opened the new furniture store that I told you about several weeks ago…and they are ecstatic. You might share that feeling if you are looking for furniture in the relaxed living coastal style so prevalent in area cottages and cabins. HarborTown Interiors specializes in furniture made by “green” manufacturers and from recycled or re-claimed woods. Featuring more than 22-hundred square feet of showroom, HarborTown sits across from old city hall at 613 Broad Street in St. Joe. You can shop with them Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am until 5:30pm…from 10 until 8 on Thursday and Fridays, and noon until 4 on Sundays. For questions, dial 983-7774.<br /> <br /> Joseph three years ago, the dream was anything but over. She kept very busy pursuing other areas of interest, but also kept her fingers on the pulse of the culinary arts she so capably exhibited at her shop. One of the ways she has done so is by offering cooking lesions occasionally in the beautiful kitchen facilities at Perennial Accents downtown. Now, she has emerged back onto the public scene at the Saturday Farmer’s Market from St. Joseph Today.<br /> <br /> She is once again happily selling many of the fine food products she served in her café, all ready for you to take home and serve. She offers her special recipe hummus, including variations that include black bean, sweet red pepper, red bean with jalapenos, and a sweet curry version. She also tees up a variety of bruschetta toppings, fresh pestos, and fresh fruit salsas utilizing locally-grown produce and organic products when available. Finally, you’ll find hand-crafted herb and spice blends, fruit vinegars, and flavored oils, all made locally. Welcome back, Gretchen!<br /> <br /> Newly engaged couples are being invited to the 2nd Annual Engagement Party at The Veranda at The Whitcomb in St. Joseph on Friday, July 30th at 6pm. The event, as was the case last year, is hosted by Alexa Claire Boutique and the Tux Shop along with The Veranda, CK Catering, Sunset Coast DJ and Stella Event Designs. The event is designed for recently engaged couples planning weddings for 2011. You can register online today at www.yourengagementparty.com or by calling Janet at 983-7388<br /> <br /> Domaine Berrien Cellars tells me that their gearing up for their 6th Annual Art, Wine and Music Festival on Saturday, July 31st from 11am until 7pm rain or shine. Nestled into the vineyards along Lemon Creek Road between Berrien Springs and Baroda, Domaine Berrien produces hand-crafted, highquality, award-winning wines right on the premises. About 20 artists and craftsmen will sell their handcrafted work under individual tents, and live music will punctuate the day featuring seven local musical groups. Prize raffles will take place throughout the day, and great grilled sandwiches prepared by The Outdoor Kitchen will be available for sale.<br /> <br /> Naturally, Domaine Berrien Cellars’ wines will be available, too. To learn more, go onlin to www.domaineberrien.com. Congratulations are in order for Banner Books Parable Christian Store at 2913 Niles Avenue in Southtown St. Joe. Owner Lorraine Valk is proudly reporting the news that her store has won the National Spirit of Excellence Award for 2010 for Christian Retailing. That award is the highest honor awarded to any store at the International Christian Retailer Show sponsored by the Christian Booksellers Association. Valk and her crew were cited for using good business practices to run a store that exemplifies product selection, merchandising and quality. After the association narrowed the decision down to five finalists, Valk’s peers in the industry voted online to determine the overall winner…making it even sweeter for the whole team. Nice job, Lorraine! Well deserved!<br /> <br /> The League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties and the YWCA of Berrien County have teamed up to sponsor a Candidate Forum on Thursday, July 22nd at the St. Joseph Public Library, free to the general public. At 6:45 that evening, Republican Candidates for the 79th State House seat will take questions. Democratic Candidates will Do the same beginning at 8:15pm. Republicans running include Bruce Gorenflo, Paul Peterson and Al Pscholka. Democrats on the ticket include Mary Brown and Julee Laurent. You can learn more at www.ywcabc.org. Lakeshore Rotarians recently installed new officers for the coming year. Reigning over club activities is new President Dave Ratajik, who takes over from outgoing president Stacey Stephens. Club Treasurer Bill Vegter was named Rotarian of the Year.<br /> <br /> Congratulations, Rotarians!<br /> <br /> The Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor politely asks your consideration in joining them for their 7th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner, wherein the kids eat steak and the adults eat hamburger. The event is slated for Wednesday, August 11th at the Club at 1200 E. Main Street in Benton Harbor. Tickets are $25 each and available by calling 926-8766, ext 16. The kids will showcase their talents, give you a tour of their facility and report on the impact of the group’s youth development programs. Don’t miss it!<br /> <br /> It’s a major milestone year for the Gateway Softball Marathon next weekend, as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with teams from Whirlpool, St. Joe Benton Harbor Rotary, the St. Joe Lions Club, Michigan Works, Berrien County GOP, Bridges to Digital Excellence, UPS, Signature Automotive, Young Life, Sherwin Williams, AEP, ServePro, Knights of Columbus, Lakeland, Signature Lawn Care, MidWest Family Broadcasting and The Herald Palladium. All the action is at Plangger’s Field in Benton Township starting Friday afternoon at 4:30 and ending Saturday at 8pm.<br /> <br /> Check it out!<br /> <br /> That’s all the time and space for this week, kids. See you at the Venetian Festival, and all around the town this summer, as well as right here Saturday in MailMax!.<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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