09-01-2016 School News & Calendars

THE NEWEST MEMBER… of the Paw Paw Lake Rotary Club is Matt Clauser. Pictured (from the left) are David Moss, Rotary President; Sandy Daignault, Rotary member and Matt’s sponsor; and Clauser. Matt grew up in Hartford and he and his wife, Shawna live in Portage. He is a Financial Representative for Modern Woodmen.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 1 Varsity Football, Home vs. Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 8 Varsity Volleyball Quad at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; JV Volleyball Quad at Hackett, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football Home vs. Coloma, 6:00 p.m.; HS Cross Country at Teske Invitational (Hartford)

Friday, September 9 Varsity Football at Coloma, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 10 Watervliet Varsity Volleyball Invitational, 8:00 a.m. (Note: location moved to Baseline MS in South Haven due to construction)

THESE “KUTE KIDS” ARE… grandchildren helping Dale Kaucher of Coloma celebrate his birthday. The children are (from the left) Lila (6), Jacob (1-1/2), Paige (4), and Allison (8). Lila and Allison are the children of Matt and Betsy Gilbert of Clarkston, MI; and the parents of Jacob and Paige are Rob and Stephanie Zdrodowski of Canton, MI.

Paw Paw Lake Rotary Club

has Superbooks for sale

 After coming off a successful Glad- Peach Rotary Silent Auction the Paw Paw Lake Rotary Club is raising funds again. The funds raised will help the Miracle League bring baseball to otherwise disadvantaged youth and to help Lakeland’s Watervliet Hospital Foundation raise funds for the renovation of the Par Course on the hospital campus.  Rotary has been a staunch supporter of our local Miracle League Baseball program watching it grow from 33 players when it began to over 75 this past year. Since 2002 Rotary has donated over $20,000 to the Miracle League and was instrumental helping to build dugouts for these amazing kids. One of the great things about these contributions is we get to watch the young boys and girls play a game they love.  Another place our funding and “sweat” equity has been donated over the years is our Rotary Club’s support for the Par Course on the hospital campus. From inception to now Rotary has helped fund maintenance, supported the infrastructure and has donated thousands of dollars and in kind work to keep the Par Course a valuable asset to our three communities. Paw Paw Lake Rotary serves Hartford, Watervliet and Coloma.  Please remember that the Paw Paw Lake Rotary Club is selling Super Books again this year. To reserve a Super Book, please call 269-998-9393 and reference Super Books. Help support Rotary support our local initiatives!  Rotary would like to thank Rotary member Randy Palgen, a local All-State Insurance Representative, for the use of his time, talent and space helping to make our Silent Auction successful and to Rocky Bertucca for the use of his building, utilizing it to store our items safely.  Finally a spin of the Rotary wheel goes to Kimberly Wendzel for all the work she has done over the years in her support of the Miracle League, along with all the parents and coaches who help make the Miracle League fun!

Bones in Balance classes helps individuals with Osteoporosis

 Lakeland Orthopedic Physical Therapy is now enrolling participants for Bones in Balance, a four-week program designed to teach those diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia how to successfully live with these conditions through self-management. Bones in Balance incorporates education and exercise and is led by specially trained physical therapists. The program includes valuable self-management tips from a pharmacist, registered dietitian, nurse educator, and counselor.  Classes meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a four-week period at the Center for Outpatient Services, located at 3900 Hollywood Road in St. Joseph. Registration is now open for the next set of classes which will run from Sep. 5 to 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease that affects over 44 million Americans, and although both men and women can develop the disease, over 80 percent of sufferers are women over the age of 45. Osteoporosis is commonly referred to as “the silent disease,” because bone loss occurs without any visible symptoms at first. Many people do not realize they have osteoporosis until their bones are so weak that the smallest strain or fall causes a bone to fracture.  A physician’s order is required for Bones in Balance, and the class is billable to insurance. There is a $25 registration fee. For more information or to register, call (269) 556-7150. Visit www.lakelandhealth.org or find Lakeland Health on Facebook or Twitter for more events at Lakeland facilities.

Community Calendar

Friday & Saturday, Sep. 2 & 3, 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. “BIG TWIN TAVERN PRESENTS: JIMMY PHILLIPS & MORTALS 2 BAND” vintage rock, blues and original music at 42 W. Main St., Hartford. Saturday, Sep. 3, 6:00 p.m. “COMMUNITY HYMN SING” at Plymouth Congregational Church, Watervliet. Sunday, Sep. 4, 8:00 a.m. – noon “SISTER LAKES LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST” at Lions Park clubhouse. All you can eat $7.00/adults, $3.00/children ages 4-12/ under 4 free. Tuesday, Sep. 6, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at the Watervliet District Library. 30-minute class for toddlers every Tuesday through November. Friday, Sep. 9, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Public invited: $5.00/adults; $3.00/up to 12 yrs old; under 3 free. Saturday, Sep. 10, 9:00 a.m. tee time “HARTFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING” at Lake Cora Hills Golf Club. Questions can be directed to the church at 269-621-4103 or to Dick Melvin at 269-621-3685. Wednesday, Sep. 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “GRIEF SHARE” at Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Cost is $20/book. Child care available. Meets every week until December 14. Saturday, Sep. 17, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. “ROAST PORK DINNER” at the Keeler United Methodist Church located on the corner of CR 687 and Territorial Rd. East. Free will offering accepted; take out available. Saturday, Sep. 24, “WIRX BIKE BASH” at LMC’s Mendel Center from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. More info at wirx.com Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club. Thursdays 6 p.m.–10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club. Third Monday of every month, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 468-8422.  Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m., “SOUTHWESTERN STAMP CLUB MEETING” at the Lincoln Township Library located on John Beers Rd. in Stevensville.


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CALL: 269-463-6397
FAX: 269-463-8329

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