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10-03-2019 CHS Homecoming; Annual Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show Saturday;

CHS HOMECOMING 2019… Coloma High School held their Homecoming crowning during their Homecoming dance last Friday night due to stormy weather that changed the game schedule. The 2019 Homecoming Queen and King are Rozlyn Emrich (left) and Cole Alsup (right), both are seniors at Coloma High School. Emrich is the daughter of Olivia and Michael Emrich. Cole Alsup is the son of Carrie and Preston Alsup. Weeklong activities were planned by the Student Council, involving students of all grades. Student Council Officers challenged each class to get more students involved in this year’s festivities, and they certainly met that goal. They had almost 60% of the student body participate in homecoming voting, they had increased participation in spirit days as the week went on to include between 80-90% of the student body participating in Green and Gold Day. The sophomores won the dress up days and powder puff, the juniors won the float building and volleyball, and the seniors won the lip sync, powder puff, and were the overall winners of Homecoming 2019.

THIS KUTE KID IS… Anthony Arreola, born in August. He is the son of Julian and Kaitelyn Arreola of Cassopolis. That sweet smiling face is loved dearly by his grandparents Jesse and Kerri Smith of Decatur and Lilia Arreola of Hartford.

Annual Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show Saturday

The 40th annual Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show is being held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs. The show is sponsored by Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Sodus. Admission charge to the show of over 280 juried exhibitors is $3 per person. Proceeds go to local, national and international missions. Live music is scheduled to perform in addition to the exhibits. No pets are allowed except for service dogs.

Paw Paw Lake Association to hold final meeting of the summer season, Saturday

The Paw Paw Lake Association will have its final 2019 meeting Saturday, Oct. 5, at 9:00 a.m. at Watervliet Township Hall, 4959 M-140. Members and guests are invited.

Keeler Twp. board meeting delayed By Annette Christie The Keeler Township Board meeting that would normally be held on the first Tuesday of the month has been delayed. A notice on the door states that at last month’s meeting, the board discussed that one of their members would not be available on October 1. With a pretty large agenda, it was decided then that they would delay the meeting by one week, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Meetings take place at Keeler Township Hall.

Rep. Wendzel announces fall photo contest

State Rep. Pauline Wendzel is asking the talented people of Michigan’s Great Southwest to help make her Lansing office feel more like home. Rep. Wendzel announced her fall photo contest asking residents of her district to send her their photographs illustrating the best parts of Southwest Michigan. Photos must be taken in the 79th District including Coloma, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Bridgman and Watervliet, as well as the townships of Bainbridge, Benton, Coloma, Hagar, Lake Charter, Lincoln, Royalton, St. Joseph and Watervliet. The top three winning entries will be framed and displayed in her Lansing office. “I’m excited to see what people consider captures the spirit of Pure Michigan in the 79th House District,” Wendzel said. “I look forward to sharing the beauty of Northern Berrien County with everyone who visits my office.” The photographer must be a resident of the 79th House District and the winner and two runners-up will be invited to join Rep. Wendzel in Lansing for the unveiling of their photos. Winners will be announced the first week of November via Facebook and on Wendzel’s website. Photographs should be sent by Thursday, October 31. They may be sent digitally to PaulineWendzel@, or via Facebook at RepWendzel.

HITTING THE BRICKS… Tom Johnson (center) and his expert hardscape crew at Pro Horticulture Services set the last few bricks to complete the 2019 installation of the commemorative brick walkway at Hartford High School. The Hartford Foundation project enhances the main entrance to the high school with a permanent marker of alumni and businesses throughout the community with net sale proceeds in support of the Foundation scholarships and grants. Further installations will be done annually. Visit to place an order, or pick up an order form at Hartford Public Central Office. (TCR photo by Jon Bisnett)

Bariatric surgeons to discuss weight loss options

The Lakeland Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar titled, “Lose Weight…Find Health.” The seminar will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Caring Circle, located at 4025 Health Park Lane in St. Joseph. Bariatric surgeons Michael Schuhknecht, DO, and Seth Miller, MD, will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come. The Lakeland Weight Loss Center specializes in working with each person to create a customized lifestyle plan through bariatric surgery, diet and nutrition counseling, 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 percent overweight are twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of average weight.



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