09-05-2019 Upton, Wendzel, Paquette participate in Berrien Co. Farm Bureau forum;

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE… State Rep. Pauline Wendzel joins Congressman Fred Upton and Rep. Brad Paquette for a Farm Bureau Legislative Forum.

Upton, Wendzel, Paquette participate in Berrien Co. Farm Bureau forum

State Rep. Pauline Wendzel joined Congressman Fred Upton and Rep. Brad Paquette for a Berrien County Farm Bureau breakfast forum. Rep. Wendzel gave a legislative update on issues currently before the Agriculture Committee including a resolution to support the U.S. cherry industry’s petition before the U.S. International Trade Commission. The resolution also urges the U.S. Department of Commerce to take action to protect U.S. cherry farmers. In addition to Agriculture issues, Rep. Wendzel answered questions on the Governor’s 45-cent gas tax increase. “In addition to facing some of the most severe weather conditions in decades, competing against low wages in foreign countries, and international trade issues, the last thing our farmers need to worry about is increased operating costs in the form of a 45-cent gas tax increase,” Wendzel said. “That tax would be detrimental to our farming community.”

THIS KUTE KID IS… Hadley Ann Eisbrenner (2), enjoying the Berrien County Youth Fair. Hadley is the daughter of Ted and Chelsey Eisbrenner of Benton Harbor. Her proud grandparents are Jim and Beth Eisbrenner of Watervliet, Debbie Johnson and DeWayne Craig of Chrisman, IL, and Steve and Marj Johnson of Minier, IL.

Paw Paw Lake Association meeting Saturday

The Paw Paw Lake Association will meet on Saturday, September 7 at 9:00 a.m. at Watervliet Township Hall, 4959 M-140. Members and guests are invited.

End of Summer Dinner planned for Sept. 14 Twelve Corners Community Church is holding an End of Summer Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 14 starting at 5 p.m. This fundraiser includes a complete dinner plate at a suggested price of $8 per plate plus a raffle. Proceeds from the event go to the building fund for the church. Twelve Corners Community Church is located at 3902 Hicks Ave. in Benton Harbor at the intersection of Hicks and Benton Center Road just off Red Arrow Hwy.

Coloma Rod & Gun BBQ fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 21

The Coloma Rod & Gun Club is holding a BBQ to raise funds for a new playground at the club. The BBQ is being held on Saturday, September 21 from 5 – 8 p.m. There will be kids games, marshmallows and a bonfire beginning at 8 p.m. The meal includes a choice of pulled pork or chicken along with two sides, rolls, dessert and drink. Tickets are $15 per person purchased at Coloma Rod & Gun Club, 6145 Angling Road or by calling 269-944-6464.

Arts, crafts and vendors needed for Hospital craft show

Artists, crafters and vendors wanted for Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary craft show on October 19, 2019, at Watervliet Middle School. Interested persons can contact Nancy at 269-468-8301 or Jan at 269-944-5280 for an application form.