08-30-2018 Schools news & calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Noah Johnson and he is 5 years old. His proud parents are Herold and Kirsten Johnson from Benton Harbor. Noah’s loving grandparents are Richard & Kathy Kiser of Benton Harbor and Herold & Retha Johnson of Cullman, Alabama. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 30 Freshman Volleyball at New Buffalo, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football at Saugatuck, 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 31 Varsity Football Home vs. Saugatuck, 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 3 LABOR DAY Tuesday, September 4 School Year Begins – 1/2 day for students Thursday, September 6 All Volleyball home vs. Hackett & Lawrence, 5:00 p.m.; Cross Country at Hartford Fairgrounds for Teske Invitational, TBA; JV Football at Parchment, 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 7 Varsity Football Home vs. Parchment, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 8 Cross Country at Centreville Invitational, 8:30 a.m.; 7th & 8th Maroon Volleyball at Comstock, 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 10 Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.

Weight loss options  discussed by surgeons

The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar titled, “Lose Weight…Find Health.” The seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, located at 1234 Napier Avenue. Surgeons Jill Gorsuch, DO, and Michael Schuhknecht, DO, will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come. The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center specializes in working with each person to create a customized lifestyle plan, including medical weight loss management through diet or bariatric surgery, nutrition counseling, individualized exercise programs, and monthly support groups. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 190 million adults in the United States are overweight and obese. Individuals more than 40% overweight are twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of average weight. However, the good news is that losing as little as 5-15% of a person’s initial body weight can reduce their risk of diabetes and other illnesses, and can even eliminate the need for some medications. For more information or to register for the seminar, visit www.lakelandweightlosscenter.com/events or call (269) 927-5361.

Thursday, Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. “RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE” for Sharon Yoder at State Farm Insurance Office, 7618 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Public invited. Aug. 31, Sep 1 & 2, noon – 11 p.m. “GREEK FESTIVAL” at the Hellenic Center, 17760 Behner Rd., New Buffalo. Free parking & admission. Authentic Greek food, music & dancing; Greek pastries, gifts and souvenirs; church & museum tours, craft vendors Saturday, Sep. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE” fund-raiser hosted by the Watervliet Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary at the Fire Station, 217 W. Pleasant St., Watervliet. Saturday, Sep. 1, 3 p.m. “VULTURES OF THE WORLD” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor. Regular admission fees apply. Sunday, Sep. 2, 8 a.m. – noon “PANCAKE BREAKFAST” hosted by Sister Lakes Lions Club at Lions Park, 66991 95th Ave. $7/adults, $3/children 4-12, under 4/free. Tickets can be purchased from a member or at the event. Tuesday, Sep. 4, 8 a.m. “PRAYER FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 W. Church St. Open to the public. Sep. 6-9 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum located on 68th Street in South Haven. Cost is $7; children 12 and under are free. For more info visit www.michiganflywheelers.org Friday, Sep. 7, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Cost: $5/adults, $3/children up to 12 & free under age 3. Proceeds go to H.O.P.E. Resources Food Pantry. Hosted by First Congregational UCC – Coloma Sep. 7-9 “GREAT LAKES STAR SAILBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP” on Paw Paw Lake Saturday, Sep. 8, 9 a.m. “RUN FOR HOPE 5K” sponsored by SWMI RACERS and Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition at Lake Michigan College Napier Campus. Visit runsignup.com/runforhope for more details, and to sign up to run, walk, volunteer or make a donation. Tuesday, Sep. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. “101 THINGS HAPPENED ON THE MACKINAC BRIDGE” Author Mike Fornes presentation at Coloma Public Library. Free event. Call 468-3431 for more information. Wednesday, Sep. 12, 3-7 p.m. “HEALTHY HOME FAIR” sponsored by Van Buren Conservation District at Ely Park, Hartford. Visit www.vanburencd.org for more information on this free event.

Student with local ties accepted into law school Matthew Alexander Tomlin, a recent graduate of the UAFS at Ft Smith, Arkansas, has been accepted into the Mississippi College School of Law, in Jackson, Mississippi. Alex is the son of Jeff and Marcia (Adams) Tomlin, of Muldrow, Oklahoma and grandson of Richard and Emma (Vaughn) Adams, also of Muldrow, Oklahoma. Marcia and her parents are former Coloma residents. Alex’s great uncle, Bill Adams and family still live in the Hartford area.