09-14-2017 School news & calendars

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Sarah Katherine Tomlin born April 24, 2017, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She weighed 5 lb. 14 oz., and was 19″long. Former Coloma residents, Ri-chard and Emma (Vaughn) Adams now of Muldrow, Okla-homa and Miss Louise Tomlin, also of Muldrow, became first time great-grandparents by way of oldest grandson, Stephen and wife, Sarah Beth Tomlin of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. They are first time parents. Grandparents are Don and Sally Moore of Long Beach, Califor-nia and Jeff and Marcia (Adams) Tomlin of Muldrow, Oklahoma. A first time uncle to “Sara Kate” is Alex Tomlin, also of Muldrow. Marcia is also a former resident of Coloma. The Adams still has family in Coloma, Hartford, Bangor and Covert. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neigh-bors, 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 pa-per, 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 ap-pears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

Watervliet High School students celebrate homecoming with travel destinations

 The theme for Homecoming 2017 in Watervliet is “Traveling with the Panthers.” Game time is 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 against the Titans of Kalamazoo United.

Each class is assigned a destination to plan window painting and a float around. For the seniors it is Las Vegas, juniors – Hollywood, sophomores – New York and for the freshmen, Hawaii.

Be sure to check out the windows in town during the week of homecoming. The freshmen will be decorating the window at B&B Outlet on the right side with the sophomore class painting the left side at B&B. Juniors will be next door at Bob’s Hobby Shop with their paint and brushes. The seniors will be further uptown at the building next to Sidetrack Café II.

In line with the theme for this year, each school day has a dress-up theme. Monday is ‘Merica Monday (red, white and blue), Tourist Tuesday (dress as a tourist or from another country), Wide World of Sports Wednesday (wear favorite team gear), Thursday is dress according to float theme and wrapping the week up with maroon and white on There’s No Place Like Homecoming Friday.

There is a Pep-Rally on Friday, September 22 at approximately 2:00 p.m. Activities include introducing the royalty for homecoming and crowning the prince & princess along with some friendly competition between grades. King and queen will be crowned during half-time of the game.

Also on Friday, at 5:30 p.m. is the parade downtown ending at Panther Stadium.

The Homecoming Dance held in the Middle School gym will begin after the game (estimate 9 p.m.) and ending 11:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $5 per student. Guests’ passes must be filled out and returned by the end of the school day on Thursday, September 21. Passes are available in the office.

Watervliet Public Schools

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 14

High School Picture Day

JV Football at White Pigeon, 6:00 p.m. (schedule change!)

Friday, September 15

Varsity Football at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16

7th Grade Volleyball Tournament at River Valley, 9:00 a.m.; Rocket Football at Panther Stadium, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 18

MS White Volleyball at Bridgman, 5:00 p.m.; MS Maroon Volleyball at New Buffalo, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19

JV Volleyball Home vs. Lawrence, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball Home vs. Lawrence, 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20

MS Football Home vs. Benton Harbor, 5:00 p.m.; MS White Volleyball Home vs. Benton Harbor, 5:00 p.m.; MS Maroon Volleyball at Lawrence, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 21

JV Football at Kalamazoo United (played at Kalamazoo Christian), 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 22

HOMECOMING: Parade from Downtown to High School, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Football Home vs. Kalamazoo United, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 23

HS & MS Cross Country at Bangor Invitational Meet, 9:00 a.m.; 8th Grade Volleyball at River Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; Rocket Football at Panther Stadium, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Miss and Mr. Coloma informational tea

  Young women and men interested in entering Blossomtime’s Miss and Mr. Coloma pageant can attend an informational meeting at 1:00 p.m. for Miss and 2:30 p.m. for Mr. on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Coloma Township Hall, 4919 Paw Paw Lake Road.

Contestants must be 17-19 years old and be accompanied to the meeting by a parent or guardian. The Miss and Mr. Coloma pageant will be January 6, 2018. For more information, please call Doreen Hess 269-468-4020.

Senior Services

Hartford United Methodist Church

425 E. Main Street

Monday, September 18 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:00 p.m.; Fall Bingo, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:00 p.m.; Computers/ Crocheting, Knitting & Quilting, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, September 22 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:00 p.m.

All seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Van Buren County are eligible to participate in these programs and activities.

Any questions or comments, please contact Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available through Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24-hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

Friday, Sep. 15, 7 p.m. “MIPRO PARANORMAL EVENT” at Van Buren County Historical Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford. $20/person: Call Tad Moody at 621-2546 for reservations.

Saturday, Sep. 16, 4-8 p.m. “ROCKING FOR OUR KIDS” fundraiser presents Black Ice hosted by Hartford League of Miracles at Hartford Speedway. Admission $5/person; $12/family of 3 or more. Contact Sandy Burtchett at 269-207-8501 or sandyburtchett@yahoo.com for more information

Saturday, Sep. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m. “BBQ CHICKEN DINNER” benefit at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. By donation. Take-out and delivery available, call 621-4103.

Sunday, Sep. 17, “COLOMA PAGEANT TEA” at 1:00 p.m. for Miss and 2:30 p.m. for Mr. contestants at Coloma Twp. Hall. Must be 17-19 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call Doreen Hess at 269-468-4020 for more info.

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2-4 p.m. “FREE CARNIVAL” sponsored by Van Buren County 4-H clubs at Van Buren Youth Fairgrounds. Open to all local youth and their parents. For more info contact Janice Zerbe at rajzerj@anr.msu.edu or 269-657-8213.

Sunday, Sep. 17, 3 p.m. “WETLAND WILDFLOWER WALK” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. $3/adult admission. Visit www.sarett.com.

Sunday, Sep. 17, 6 p.m. “2018 OFFICER SELECTION MEETING” for the Watervliet Recreation Council at VFW Post 6803, 8777 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet.

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Wednesday, Sep. 20, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. “COLLECTIVE GOODS SALE” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary held at Watervliet Hospital.

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 7 p.m. “DOWAGIAC’S ORPHAN TRAIN STORY” presentation at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. Free program. For more info call 269-468-3330.

Friday, Sep. 22, 7 p.m. “HOMECOMING” at Watervliet High School. Panthers vs. Kalamazoo United Titans

Saturday, Sep. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, Sep. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. “COLOR OUR WORLD WITH QUILTS” presented by The Niles Piecemakers Quilt Guild at Brandywine Elementary School, 2428 South 13th St., Niles. Quilts on display, door prizes, vendors, quilt raffle, silent auction and food. Admission/ $5.

Saturday, Sep. 30, 10 a.m. “TIMMY LOUDER MEMORIAL 5K” at New Life Christian Center, 6674 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma followed by FREE carnival open to the community. Registration fee for 5K is $20 thru Sep. 23 and $25 day of the fun run. Call Tiffany Hughes at 269-277-4155 for more info.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 6-7 p.m. “CUB SCOUT SIGN-UP” for boys, kindergarten through 5th grade at Watervliet North & South schools, Coloma Elementary School and Redwood Elementary in Hartford.

Saturday, Oct. 21 “ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW” fund-raiser by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon “WINTER COAT DISTRIBUTION” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St., Coloma. Winter outerwear at no charge. Call 468-6062 for more info.

Mondays, 7 p.m. “PUB THEOLOGY” at Arclight Brewery. Public is invited to join in discussions. Hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at Watervliet District Library. Half hour class Sept. thru Nov.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library. A free weekly program for toddlers and preschool-aged children, it does not require sign-up. Call 269-468-3431 for information.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. & Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library. Program for preschool-aged children Oct. thru Apr.

Thursdays, 6 – 10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Second Thursday of each month, 3 – 5 p.m. “BERRIEN COUNTY PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP” at Lakeland Healthcare Frederick S. Upton Education Center rooms 5 & 6, 1234 Napier Ave. For info, contact Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 800-852-9781 or bcpdsupport@aol.com.

Third Monday of each month, 3 – 6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma.