10-05-2017 School News & Calendars

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE WEEK… for September 25 – 29, 2017 are (from the left): 9th Grade – Jamie Smith, student of James Smith; 10th Grade – Nicholas Pultz, student of David & Dorothy Pultz; 11th Grade – Fernando Alvarez-Rivera, student of Gilberto & Olivia Alvarez; 12th Grade – Adriana Davila. To become a “Student of the Week,” students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For exam-ple: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation, or just doing a good deed. Selected students will receive a certifi-cate, their picture taken & post-ed in the high school front lob-by showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record newspa-per. At the end of the school year, all Students of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Stu-dents of the Week” and keep up the great work!

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 5

MS White Volleyball Home vs. Hartford, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football Home vs. Constantine, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 6

South School Spirit Day

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

Saturday, October 7

Marching Band at Novi MCBA Competition; 7th Grade Volleyball White & Maroon at Coloma, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Comstock Tourney, 9:00 a.m.; Cross Country at Portage Invitational, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, October 9

MS White Volleyball Home vs. New Buffalo, 5:00 p.m.; MS Maroon Volleyball at Lawrence, 5:00 p.m.; JV Volleyball Quad at Brandywine, 5:30 p.m.; Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10

Cross Country SAC Championship at Delton Kellogg, 4:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball Quad, Home with Kal. Christian/ Brandywine/ Bridgman, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11

District Marching Band Festival; MS Football Home vs. Lawton, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12

Varsity Volleyball “Pink Out” Benefit Game, Home vs. Hartford, 1:00 p.m.; MS White Volleyball at Comstock, 5:00 p.m.; JV/Varsity Volleyball at Berrien Springs, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football Home vs. Schoolcraft, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 13

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

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Gabriel Chaput, future Blackhawk pilot. Gabriel is sitting in the helicop-ter his daddy flies for the U.S. Army. He is the son of Todd and Amy Chaput of El Paso, TX. His grandparents are Don & April Englehardt of Water-vliet and Jim & Sherry Watson and Bob & Jane Chaput of Co-loma. 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”?

Lakeland offers community flu shot clinics

 The Centers for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone age six months and older as the best protection from this serious illness. Lakeland Health recommends that community members receive a flu shot through their physicians’ offices or at upcoming community flu shot clinics. The 2017-2018 flu vaccine provides protection against H1N1 influenza as well as types A and B influenza. Lakeland’s flu clinics are open to adults age 18 and over.

The cost of the flu shot is $30. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Lakeland Health will bill Medicare for the flu vaccine with proper documentation. Please call (269) 556-2808 or (866) 260-7544 for more information.

This year’s clinics are taking place at the Lakeland’s Center for Outpatient Services at 3900 Hollywood Road in St. Joseph on October 4, November 1 and December 6 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Van Buren youth celebrate National 4-H Week

 For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week during this first full week of October. Van Buren County 4-H is leveraging National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and is highlighting the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

4-H alumni around the country are always the first to acknowledge the significant positive impact 4-H had on them as young people; the opportunities and experiences that 4-H provides youth empowers them to become true leaders. In fact, research has shown that young people in 4-H are almost four times as likely to contribute to their communities, and are twice as likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in their free time.

In Van Buren County more than 430 4-H youth and 125 volunteers from the community are involved in 4‑H clubs and groups. More than 2,000 additional youth were reached through 4-H programs.

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/4H. For more information on 4-H in Van Buren County contact Janice Zerbe, Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension, 219 Paw Paw Street Suite 201, Paw Paw MI 49079, 269-657-8213 or rajzerj@anr.msu.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m. “OPEN HOUSE” invitation by Coloma Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce for Marsha’s Corner at D.W. Hammond, 126 N. Church St., Coloma.

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.

Friday, Oct. 6, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. $5/adults; $3/children 3-12 years old/ under 3 free. Proceeds go the Hope Resources Food Pantry.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHAPEL HILL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW” sponsored by Chapel Hill United Methodist Church at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds. $2 admission charge; NO pets, service dogs only. Visit www.chapelhillcraftshow.org

Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “COMMUNITY YARD SALE” hosted by Sister Lakes Lions Club on 95th Avenue.

Sunday, Oct. 8, “BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION” for Ewald Rodewald’s 100th birthday. Public is invited to worship service with luncheon beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1650 Bainbridge Center Rd., Watervliet.

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2:30 p.m. “2018 MISS TEEN COLOMA” information meeting at Coloma Twp. Hall, 4919 Paw Paw Lake Rd., Coloma for females 13-15 years old that reside in Coloma. Must be accompanied by parent or guardian. For more info contact Rayleen Hart-Wilson via Facebook Messenger or email at msraysblazer2@gmail.com

Friday, Oct. 13 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “PROJECT CONNECT” coordinated by VB Continuum of Care. Help for homeless at His Place Community Center, 15 S. Maple St., Hartford. Free services: flu shots, haircuts, health screening, clothing, meal. For more info contact Maria Zavala-Paredes at 269-459-2300 ext. 2.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. “COUNTRY FAIR” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor. Rummage sale, food, wagon rides, and kids’ activities

Sunday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHILI HOP FLY-IN & 5K RUN/WALK” at Watervliet Airport. 5K at 10 a.m.; chili & chili-dog lunch 11-4 p.m. NO pets allowed

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m. “ANNUAL DINNER & MEETING” for members of the North Berrien Historical Museum. Cost is $14/person; RSVP by Oct. 9. by calling 468-3330.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. “ART, CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW” fundraiser by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School. For more information call 468-8301

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.