THESE “KUTE KIDS”… are Harrison Ronan Coffin (2yrs old) son of Peter and Ashleigh Coffin and Ivalou Ann Coffin (1yr old) daughter of Patrick and Chrissy Coffin. They played with kindness in their hearts as they passed the crayons back and forth, each time saying “thank you” to each other. Eventually only one be-came, “Queen of the Crayons!” Grandparents of both cuties are Joe and Carol Coffin of Watervliet. Ivalou’s maternal grandpa-rents are Donald and MJ Milham, also of Watervliet, and Harrison’s maternal grandmother is Susan Phillip Burt of Scot-land, UK. These babies are also happy to have three great grandparents, Adelaide Coffin, Sally Dombroski and Donald Milham Sr.! Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, October 20
JV Volleyball Quad Home & Varsity Volleyball Quad at Delton Kellogg, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football Home vs. Benton Harbor 9th Grade, 6:00 p.m.; MS Choir Invitational at St. Joseph HS, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21
South School Literacy Day; Varsity Football at Bangor, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22
HS Cross Country at Kalamazoo Christian Invitational TBA; Marching Band at MCBA Jenison Competition
Monday, October 24
MS Honor Club trip to WMU; MS Volleyball, Home vs. Parchment, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25
JV Volleyball at Bangor, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Bangor, 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26
MS Volleyball at Decatur, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 27
HS Picture re-takes
Friday, October 28
South School Halloween Parties and parade (no masks); Varsity Football Playoffs at Panther Stadium TBA, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29
SAC Conference Volleyball Championships TBA
Volleyball Districts at Watervliet – Oct. 31, Nov. 1 & Nov. 2
HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for October 10-14, are pictured (from the left): Yovana Naranjo (9th), daughter of Braulio Naranjo & Hortencia Victoria; Bradon Trey Acker-man (10th), son of Gary & Tammy Ackerman; Angela Sal-dana (11th), daughter of Bert & Marylou Saldana; and Jake Griffth (12th), son of Tony & Telisa Griffith. To become a Student of the Week, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just being a kind to another person. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the HS front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record newspaper. 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 Students of the Week and keep up the great work!
2017 Miss Watervliet Pageant seeks contestants
Calling all young ladies who are proud of their community of Watervliet! The Watervliet Pageant Organization is pleased to announce that they are now accepting contestant applications for the 2017 Miss Watervliet Pageant: “Backyard Barbeque.” Pageant applications can be picked up at the Watervliet High School. In order to be eligible to compete in the 2017 Miss Watervliet Pageant, contestants must be residents of the City of Watervliet or Watervliet Charter Township, and be between the ages of 17 and 19 years old by March 12, 2017, and must carry and maintain a minimum 1.9 GPA according to Angela Widdis, chairman of the Watervliet Pageant Organization. This year, the pageant will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 on the stage at the Watervliet High School auditorium. For more information on becoming a pageant participant, please attend, with your parent/s, the Orientation Tea being held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Watervliet Charter Township Hall located at 4959 M-140 in Watervliet. The Miss Watervliet Pageant has been selecting young women to represent the community of Watervliet since 1926.
Watervliet Snow Prince & Princess Contest
The Watervliet community will be holding the 2nd annual Winter Festival, December 4, 2016. Events will include a Snow Prince & Princess contest. To be eligible the contestants must be male and female students in grades 6th–8th, attending school in Watervliet during the 2016-17 school year. Application forms must be completed and returned to the Watervliet Middle School or the State Farm Insurance office, 7618 Red Arrow Hwy in Watervliet by November 2 at 3:00 p.m. Voting begins November 7 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2016. The voting locations are Watervliet Laundry, B&B Outlet, Arclight Brewing and Saylors Pizza. Crowning will take place on December 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Support the Troops Christmas Open House
Blue Star Mothers of America Inc. #177 is sponsoring the 14th annual Support the Troops Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 12 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Michigan Lutheran High School, 615 Marquette Woods Road in St. Joseph. There will be a patriotic program with a special guest speaker. They encourage everyone to join them. Help make Christmas special and the holidays a little less lonely by packing boxes to send to our troops. Suggested items are Christmas stockings, white cotton socks, small cans of fruit, tuna pouches, beef jerky, instant drink mixes, foot and body powders, gum, mints, nuts of all kinds, granola and cereal bars, Slim Jims, crackers and cookies. Donations may be sent to Blue Star Mothers, P.O. Box 76, Stevensville, MI 49127. For more information, please call 269-519-0561 or 269-925-4123; or email CharlesBaldwinBSM@yahoo.com.
WHS Class of 1945 look up classmates
It was 71 years ago when the big class of 30 friends graduated from Watervliet High School in 1945. At the time of their graduation World War II was still active and some of the men enlisted. The classmates always stayed close and remained friends. Life changed and they missed two reunions. Some of them got together recently, made calls and looked up their friends. They came up with this list of names and where they currently reside: Audrey Elsner, Benton Harbor; Jack Paul, California; Frances Webb (Bridgman), Benton Harbor; Cecile Weckworth (Paul), Illinois; Willis Bouma, Watervliet; Barbara Smith (Zvonar), Coloma; Bette Costa (Anderson), Florida; Bernice Matrau (Rudell), Watervliet; and Joyce Larsen (Kolenko), Coloma.
Friday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m. “COPS VS. TEACHERS TAILGATE PARTY” at Coloma High School prior to the varsity football game. Fundraiser for United Way of Southwest Michigan with games, food and a raffle. Saturday, Oct. 22, 6:59 p.m. “MICHIANA METRO LIGHT-HOUSE CHORUS” at Coloma High School Auditorium presented by HOPE Resources. General admission, $15; Senior citizens & students, $12; under age 12, free. Support HOPE Resources food drive by bringing a canned good. For information, call Salena at 269-363-9585 or 269-463-8280. Saturday, Oct. 22, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. “SWISS STEAK DINNER” at the North Berrien Senior Center. Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary fundraiser; tickets are $10, must be purchased in advance from a Hospital Volunteer or at the hospital gift shop. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2:00 p.m. “MISS WATERVLIET 2017 ORIENTATION TEA” at the Watervliet Twp. Hall, 4959 M-140. Parent(s) must attend with pageant participant. For more info, call Watervliet Pageant Organization Chairman Angela Widdis at 269-449-0790. Sunday, Oct. 23, 3:00 p.m. “NATURE’S HALLOWEEN ANIMAL TRIO” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor. Fee is $3 per person plus admission. Call 269-927-4832 for more information. Monday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. “WATERVLIET REC COUNCIL NEW MEMBER MEETING” at VFW Post 6803, 8777 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Thursday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Friday, Oct. 28, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. “BOOKS ARE FUN SALE” at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. Fall fundraiser for the hospital auxiliary held in the Interim Room at 400 Medical Park Dr. Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30–8:00 p.m. “CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT SARETT” A lighted trail and spookier, dark trail will be available as well as snacks and a craft. Cost is $5 per person (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Please call Sarett Nature Center at 269-927-4832 for more information. Saturday, Oct. 29 “GREAT PUMPKIN DERBY RACE” sponsored by Coloma Lions Club. Weigh-in begins at 11 a.m., racing to start at noon in front of Coloma City Hall in downtown Coloma. For more information, go online to colomalions.com or on their Facebook page. Saturday, Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m. “WOODLAND TERRACE SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT NIGHT” at 6786 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma. For all area families with children. Call 269-468-5800 for more information. Saturday, Nov. 12, 1-4 p.m. “SUPPORT THE TROOPS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE” at Michigan Lutheran High School, 615 Marquette Woods Rd, St. Joseph. Sponsored by Blue Star Mothers of America. Call 269-519-0561 or 269-925-4123 for more information. Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club. Tuesdays through November, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at the Watervliet District Library. 30-minute class for toddlers, 18 to 36 months old. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library for preschool aged children accompanied by an adult. No sign-up or fee required. For questions, call 468-3431. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library for 3-5 year olds. Sign-up required, call 463-6382 for information. Wednesdays through December 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “GRIEF SHARE” at Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Cost is $20/book. Child care available. Meets every week until December 14. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. “TINY TOTS LEGO STORYTIME” at Hartford Public Library for children four and younger. Every week during the school year. Thursdays 6 p.m.–10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club. Third Monday of every month, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 468-8422.