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10-15-2020 Honor Credit Union announces 11th Annual Teacher Awards

Honor Credit Union announces 11th Annual Teacher Awards

Honor Credit Union is excited to announce the 11th Annual Teacher Awards. Staying true to its roots in education, Honor is committed to recognizing our local teachers for the time and effort put forth throughout the school year. Teachers are invited to apply for the Annual Teacher Awards by explaining in 200 words or less how they would use an additional $200 to benefit their classroom and students. 2020 has been and will continue to be, an especially challenging year for our educators. Honor Credit Union understands that giving back to our teachers and schools is of the utmost importance, now more than ever. Therefore, we have increased not only the number of teachers awarded, but the prize amount as well. This year, 70 teachers will be awarded a $200 Amazon gift card, with a limit of one award per classroom. Applications are being accepted now through Nov. 20, 2020, and winners will be notified by Dec. 18, 2020. Please note, it is not a requirement for applicants to be a member of Honor Credit Union to be eligible to win. For complete details, and to submit your entry for Honor’s Annual Teacher Awards, please visit Honor Credit Union is proud to serve more than 85,000 members across the State of Michigan. Providing solutions for your financial success and giving back to the communities we serve remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union. For more information, call 800-442-2800, or visit

Rule’s celebrating 50 years George “Eddie” Rule and Vickie (Williamson) Rule married in Athens, Alabama on Oct. 21, 1970. They have lived most of their 50 married years in the Hartford, Watervliet and Coloma area. Currently they reside in St. Joseph. Eddie and Vickie have three daughters, Dawn (Tim) Sexton, Cindy (Ryan) Engle, and Kelly (Jeremy) Sutherland; nine grand children; five step-grandchildren; and six great-step-grandchildren. Eddie was a minister of New Apostolic Church in Watervliet for 40 years and also worked at the Benton Harbor Post Office for 21 years. Vickie worked at Hair Innovations and Day Spa for 27 years, retiring in 2019 but continuing there one day a week doing facials. For enjoyment, Eddie likes to golf and Vickie sings in the church choir and reads.

N.B. Historical Museum shares cemetery tour virtual program, Oct. 20

The North Berrien Historical Museum is thrilled to announce that on October 20 they will share through their Facebook page a pre-recorded video program shot on location in cemeteries found in Coloma, Watervliet, Bainbridge, and Hagar. Utilizing research and images from the Museum archives, NBHM Programs Director Peter Cook will discuss several local historical figures and family stories associated with individuals buried at each of these sites. The videos will become available on Facebook on Tuesday, Oct. 20 starting at 7:00 p.m. with a tour of Coloma Cemetery. The other township videos will be made available every fifteen minutes throughout the hour with Watervliet Cemetery at 7:15 p.m., New Hope and St. Paul Cemeteries in Bainbridge at 7:30 p.m., and all three cemeteries in Hagar Township at 7:45 p.m. Each video is approximately ten minutes in length. The Museum’s Facebook page can be found at Please contact with any questions.

HHS HOMECOMING ROYALTY… The 2020 Hartford Indian Homecoming Court was crowned during halftime of Thursday’s game versus the Decatur Raiders on Oct 8. Relaxed COVID-19 attendance limits allowed just over 500 spectators including parents of players, band and the court to view the event in person, while the balance of the Indian faithful followed the live-stream to watch the Green and White come out on the short side of a 13-36 contest. Pictured (from the left): Prince Kevin Rios-Hernandez, son of Yexenia Hernandez-Cortez & Rigoberto Rios-Ramirez; Princess Gillian Kuehnle, daughter of Auna & Kurt Kuehnle; Queen Nautica Covington, daughter of Nancy & Thomas Covington; King Osvaldo Hernandez, son of Valeria & Cesar Hernandez.

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop offered via Zoom

Region IV Area Agency on Aging will offer the Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop series virtually by Zoom, beginning Oct. 19, 2020. PATH is a program developed and tested by Stanford University that teaches practical skills for living a healthy life with an ongoing health condition. Participants will learn are how to deal with the challenges of not feeling well, how to talk to healthcare workers and family members, how to overcome stress and relax, how to increase energy, how to handle everyday activities more easily, as well as how to stay independent. Classes are scheduled to meet every Monday online starting Oct. 19, 2020 until Nov. 23, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Cost for the class is FREE. Donations are gratefully accepted. Family members, friends and caregivers are also encouraged to attend. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for the class, contact Julie Schwarz at (269) 982-7759 or

Lakeland named among the nation’s most wired health organizations

Given highest marks in state for acute care, ambulatory care (Press Release) Spectrum Health Lakeland has earned level eight certifications in acute and ambulatory care in the 2020 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. According to CHIME, organizations in level eight have deployed technologies and strategies to help them analyze their data and achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes. Level eight organizations are experimenting with more advanced technologies, like telehealth, that expand access to care. “Spectrum Health Lakeland is honored to be recognized on the Most Wired list which reflects our continued commitment to thinking and acting digitally,” said Robin Sarkar, vice president information services, Spectrum Health Lakeland. “The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to rethink our approach to digital technologies and how we can better use them to connect with our patients in new and innovative ways through platforms such as virtual visits and Lakeland MyChart.” A total of 29,135 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program, which this year included four separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory, long-term care and international. They assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading. Spectrum Health West Michigan was also recognized, earning level nine certifications in acute, ambulatory, and continuing care areas. “Digital technology has been a driver of innovation in healthcare for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.” This is the third year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. In each successive year, CHIME has expanded the survey to capture more types of organizations that serve patients across the continuum of care. CHIME also continues to promote the program internationally to provide a global overview of digital health advancements. For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, visit

Watervliet Public Schools Events Thursday, October 15 North School Vision & Hearing Screening; Varsity Cross Country SAC Finals at Gilmore Car Museum, 4:30 p.m.; JV & Varsity Volleyball at Hackett Catholic Central, 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 16 Varsity Football at Coloma, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 17 8th grade Volleyball at Coloma Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Volleyball at St. Joseph Tournament, 10:00 a.m.; JV Football, Home vs. Lakeshore Freshmen, 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 19 MS Volleyball, Home vs. Coloma, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20 TBA: Possible District Soccer at Home; JV & Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Lawton, 5:30 p.m. (SENIOR NIGHT for volleyball and Cross Country) Wednesday, October 21 MS Football Home vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 22 1/2 Day – Elementary Only; MS/HS Parent Teacher Conferences – virtual, by invitation only; Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences – virtual, pre-scheduled; JV & Varsity Volleyball at Coloma, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football, Home vs. Parchment, 6:00 p.m.

‘Friday, October 23 1/2 Day – All Buildings; Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences – virtual, pre-scheduled; Varsity Football at Parchment, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24 Pre-Regional Cross Country Meet at Home, 10:00 a.m.


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