Red Cross supports the 9/11 National Day of Service
The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and help ensure blood is available for patients in need. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Each year tens of millions of Americans and people around the world observe the anniversary of 9/11 by performing good deeds that help people and communities in need. 9/11 Day was launched in 2002 as an annual day of service to honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11. Since then, the observance has evolved into the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the U.S. and was designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the U.S. Congress in 2009. Jay S. Winuk, co-founder of 9/11 Day, lost his brother Glenn in the Sept. 11 attacks. Glenn J. Winuk, an attorney with the law firm Holland & Knight in downtown Manhattan, served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for almost 20 years. After helping evacuate the Holland & Knight offices where he was a partner, he raced to the nearby World Trade Center’s south tower to participate in the rescue efforts. He died in the line of duty when that tower collapsed – a first response medical kit was found by his side. “The growth of this observance from a grassroots initiative into the nation’s largest day of charitable engagement speaks directly to the true compassionate nature of millions of Americans and our shared desire to focus on our common humanity,” said Jay S. Winuk. “With its engagement in 9/11 Day, the Red Cross will make a significant impact, and we’re confident that blood donors, volunteers and organizations from coast-to-coast will answer this call for help while honoring the heroes of 9/11.” Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, so regular donations are needed. Blood and platelet donors of all types are urged to give. “The Red Cross is proud to support 9/11 Day and empower members of our communities to give blood and volunteer to commemorate this anniversary while making a profound contribution to community preparedness,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Giving the gift of life to someone else is a way to continue the healing process in the face of tragic circumstances most Americans couldn’t imagine before that day.”
THIS “KUTE KID” is… Clark Current, 17 months old. He is not the real Superman but he is a charmer that has stolen the heart of his great grandma Jo Brown of Watervliet. Clark’s daddy is Jon Current and his mommy is Kelley (Becker) Current. His grandparents are John and Wendy Current of Kalamazoo.
Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events
Thursday, September 8
HS Cross Country at Teske Invitational (Hartford), 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball Quad at Coloma & JV Volleyball Quad at Hackett, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football vs. Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
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.
Monday, September 12
Board of Education meeting at South School, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13
JV Football vs. Hartford, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball vs. Hartford, 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14
MS & HS Cross Country at Decatur, 4:30 p.m.; MS Football at Coloma, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 15
High School Picture Day
JV Football vs. Kalamazoo Christian United, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, September 16
Varsity Football at Kalamazoo Christian United, 7:00 p.m.
WMU Dean’s List
Western Michigan University has released their Dean’s List for the 2016 Spring and Summer I semesters. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average (on a scale of 4.0 being all A’s) in at least 12 hours of graded class work. The following students are on the list for the 2016 Spring semester: from Coloma – Megan Adams, Cameron Brutsche, Troy Burtchett, Jenna Faultersack, Nicholas Frank, Meghan Guntz, Stefanie Sparrow, and Melina Wilcox; from Hartford – Anelis Susana Chiluisa Calvache, Rigoberto Cardoso, McKenna Duffy, Roberto Ramon-Flores, Adrian Gutierrez, Maria Hurtado, Anthony Kucharski, Miguel Melgoza, Kathryn Miller, Marisol Quiroz, Levi Soto, and Stefany Tule; and from Watervliet – Taylor Dale, Samantha Hack, Joseph Huizar, Anthony Kuhn, and Maria Thomas. Making the dean’s list for the 2016 Summer I semester are Meghan Guntz, Amber Spoke, and Joel Waickus all from Coloma; and Karianne Lane from Watervliet.
Orchard Hill Landfill Community Calendar
Friday, Sep. 9, 10:00 a.m. “WATERVLIET PATRIOT DAY SERVICE” at Veterans Park on Main Street, Watervliet. 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. “PAW PAW LAKE ASSOCIATION MEETING” at the Watervliet Township Hall. 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. Sunday, Sep. 11, 4:00 p.m. “SARETT’S BARN PARTY” catered dinner, homemade appetizers and desserts, as well as a silent auction are included in the $50 price. Call (269) 927-4832 to reserve a spot. Wednesday, Sep. 14, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library for preschool aged children accompanied by an adult, begins. No sign-up or fee required. For questions, call 468-3431. 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. Tuesdays through November, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at the Watervliet District Library. 30-minute class for toddlers. 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.