07-04-19 Paw Paw River Trail requires financial support for continual maintenance; Hartford Schools

WHS GRAD AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP… The Berrien County Republican Women’s Club awarded two scholarships at their June luncheon meeting. The recipients were Laurel Whitehead (left) and Alyssa Hobson (right). Laurel is a graduate of Lakeshore High School and will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University majoring in Homeland Security. Alyssa is a 2018 graduate of Watervliet High School and currently attends Michigan State University majoring in Political Science. The scholarship recognizes students for their educational and extracurricular achievement.

UFO researcher to speak at Watervliet District Library

The Watervliet District Library will host an informative presentation on UFOs specific to Michigan, Monday July 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. Bill Konkolesky, State Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), is a long time researcher in the field and regularly delivers lectures on UFO phenomena.

Konkolesky will talk about Michigan’s many sightings, which are some of the biggest cases on record. The 1966 sightings over Southeast Michigan and 1994 sightings over Grand Rapids each had literally hundreds of eye-witnesses to them, including law enforcement and radar returns. Find out more about these incredible events as well as several other unusual and well-documented UFO sightings from the Great Lakes State.

Bill Konkolesky has also appeared in, or consulted for, televised UFO documentaries for the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel, National Geographic Channel, SyFy, and ABC. Additionally, he has contributed to numerous UFO books, magazines, and websites. Please contact the library at 269-463-6382 or info@wdlib.org, or follow them on Facebook for more details.

Paw Paw Lake Association meets Saturday, July6 The Paw Paw Lake Association will meet on Saturday, July 6 at 9:00 a.m. at Watervliet Township Hall, 4959 M-140. Members and guests are invited.

Vacation Bible School: Partying with Praise and Prayer! PARTY with Calvary Pentecostal Church in a Vacation Bible School setting. All children are welcome! They want to help your child connect with God. The children will learn how to build a strong foundation in prayer and learn what praise really means. Your child will learn how to connect with God on a personal level. The church will have games, hands on activities and serve ice cream, cotton candy and so much more! On the last day there will be a Fun Fair. There will be hot dogs, a cake walk and corn hole as well as other games and many prizes! Vacation Bible School is Thursday and Friday, August 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Fun Fair is on Saturday, August 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Calvary Pentecostal Church is located at 13 South Haver St. in Hartford. For more information please contact Kerri Archie at (269) 254-5929.

Guest Organist at Salem Lutheran Church, July 14 Salem Lutheran Church is honored to have Nicholas Quardokus, son of Timothy and Christine Quardokus of Bridgman, as guest organist on July 14. He is a graduate of Christ Lutheran School and Bridgman High School. Nicholas began organ studies in the eighth grade with Mark Steffens and later studied with Dr. Philip Peter. He has bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in organ performance from Indiana University and Yale University. Nicholas has played in churches and has performed in concerts throughout the Eastern United States. He has won top prizes in competitions and has played at both regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. In August he will assume the full-time position of Assistant Organist at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York. Nicholas will be playing for the 9 a.m. Sunday Service with a reception in the Fellowship Hall after. All are welcome at 275 Marvin St., Coloma. In addition, Salem Lutheran Church is holding an Independence Day Picnic on Sunday, July 7 from noon to 3 p.m. in back of the Church.

ROYAL STORYTIME… On Wednesday, June 26 the Coloma Public Library hosted members of the 2019 Royalty of the Blossomtime Festival for a special family story time event. Blossomtime Royalty read stories and provided photo opportunities for over 40 children. There was a fun make and take craft