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Chamber plans golf outing

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to remind the public that its annual golf outing is Aug. 22 at St. Joe Valley Golf Club. Check-in is at 10:30 a.m. and shotgun start is at 11. The $60 per-person event includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch, on-course contests and prizes. Event organizers said hole sponsorships are available …

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Camp Eberhart to reopen

Officials with the Tri-County Health Department have given the OK for Camp Eberhart to re-open following an outbreak of a suspected norovirus. Community Health Officer Rebecca Burns said the Fabius Township site was cleared to re-open Wednesday. Nearly 50 people, including a few staff members were stricken with a case of vomiting and diarrhea. Laboratory testing by the agency remains …

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United Way’s Donut Drive begins

The St. Joseph County United Way is beginning its annual Donut Drive this week. United Way volunteers will be in St. Joseph County’s eight communities over the next week, starting in Centreville today. The agency is not asking for donations, rather it is thanking St. Joseph County residents for their continued support. The Centreville-based agency helps more than 40 local …

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Meet Up and Eat Up offers meals to kids

The Michigan Department of Education is reminding the public that its “Meet Up and Eat Up” Summer Food Service Program is ongoing through the month of August. The free meal is offered to any child 18 years of age and younger. Locally, meal sites are at Barrows and Huss school sites, and Hoppin and Andrews elementary schools; Constantine High School …

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Constantine Farmers Market hosts local public safety departments

Constantine’s Farmers Market will have a special visitor today. One of the 50 Michigan State Police squad cars painted black and gold to commemorate the agency’s 100-year anniversary in 2017 will be at the market 3 to 5 p.m. Also during the same time span, the company Child Print will offer free ID kits. The kits allow parents to have …

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County adopts customer service standards

St. Joseph County employees are expected to adhere to a series of customer-service standards following action last week by county commissioners. Introduced by human resources director Teresa Doehring, the resolution to adopt customer-service standards provides four ideals to follow when dealing with the public: *Smile and greet people warmly. *Take ownership of any customer concern. *Assist without being asked. *Respect …

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