Ewald Rodewald is turning 100; celebration planned at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Ewald Rodewald is turning 100 on October 10! Born in 1917 at home in Bainbridge Center, he has lived there all his life, except for his time in the service.
Ewald served our country during WWII in the Army from 1942 to 1946. He attended Officer Candidate training and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant; he served in the European theater of the war.
In October of 1940 Ewald married the girl he met in high school, Ester MacGowan and they shared 67 years together before she passed away in 2007. Ewald has a daughter Sherry and son-in-law Larry; three grandchildren Brad, Scott and Kimberlea and four great-grandchildren, Connor, Anya, Joehl and Josiah.
Ewald worked at J.C. Penney, was a farmer and mail carrier, and one of his first jobs as a teenage boy was in St. Paul’s sanctuary. He was paid 25 cents to pump the bellows of the organ for Sunday service. He sat behind a screen where he was out of sight and pumped for all he was worth. He said of the organist that she was a ‘good sized lady’ and her vigorous playing required lots of air from the bellows.
Ewald continues to be a faithful member of St. Paul’s and they wish him Happy Birthday!
They are celebrating Ewald’s milestone on Sunday, October 8 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Morning worship at 10:30; lunch to follow at 11:30, the community is invited to join in the celebration at 1650 Bainbridge Center Road, Watervliet. Call Pastor Dani at (616) 232-7307 with any questions.
SIDEWALK REPAIRS… workmen of C and H Concrete of Coloma re-placed sections of sidewalk at 14 locations in downtown Watervliet earlier this week. The locations, most notably near the trees lining Main Street, were where the sidewalk was uneven and caused pedestrians to trip. Most of the work was to remove the uneven concrete and pour new. Tree roots that raised the sidewalk were cut back. Other work was grinding down edges of sidewalk that were higher than adjacent sidewalk. (TCR photo by Karl Bayer)
Community Soup & Salad Supper
Friday, October 6
A Community Soup & Salad Supper will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, October 6, at the North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Road in Coloma.
The menu includes soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.
The public is invited. Cost for adults is $5; $3 for children up to 12 years of age; and free for children under three.
Proceeds go to the Hope Resources Food Pantry, formerly North Berrien Food Pantry, located at Coloma United Methodist Church. This month’s supper is hosted by the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Watervliet.
Chapel Hill 38th Arts & Crafts Show Saturday, Oct. 7
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Sodus announces the 38th Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show to be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Over 280 juried exhibitors will be on display from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs.
There is a $2 admission charge. Proceeds go to local, national and international missions.
No pets allowed; service dogs only.
Visit www.chapelhillcraftshow.org for more information.
Community yard sale at Sister Lakes Lions Park
Sister Lakes Lions Club is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sister Lakes Lions Park on 95th Avenue. A 20’ X 20’ seller’s space is $20.00. Rent your space today.
For more information or to rent call 269-277-8621 or 269-783-9007.
Bariatric surgeons to discuss weight loss options
The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar titled, “Lose Weight…Find Health.” It will be held on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Frederick S. Upton Education Center at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, located at 1234 Napier Avenue.
Bariatric 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 your initial body weight can reduce your risk of diabetes and other illnesses, and can even eliminate your need for some medications.
For more information or to register for the seminar, visit www.lakelandweightlosscenter.com/events or call (269) 927-5361.