11-03-2016 School News and Calendars

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THIS “KUTE KID” is… Myles Christian Faulkner. Myles is a sophomore and has received his varsity letter for soccer from Utah Military Academy in Riverdale, Utah. He is the grandson of Mary Anne Melvin, Watervliet and nephew of Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Melvin, Middleville, Michigan. Also, Myles is the great-nephew of Donna DeMay and Rosemary Johnson both of Michigan.

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 paper, 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 appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you.

Where are your “Kute Kids”?


HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL'S "STUDENTS OF THE WEEK"… for October 24 - 28 , are pictured (from the left): 9th Grade - Miguel Cardo-so Calderon, son of Napoleon Cardoso & Alicia Calderon; 10th Grade - Lennart Hellmer, host son of Greg & Yvonne Al-burtus; 11th Grade - Kaylynn Owens, daughter of Robert & Lisa Owens; and 12th Grade - Monica Torres, daughter of Alejandro Torres & Marina Calderon. 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 be-ing 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!

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for October 24 – 28 , are pictured (from the left): 9th Grade – Miguel Cardoso Calderon, son of Napoleon Cardoso & Alicia Calderon; 10th Grade – Lennart Hellmer, host son of Greg & Yvonne Alburtus; 11th Grade – Kaylynn Owens, daughter of Robert & Lisa Owens; and 12th Grade – Monica Torres, daughter of Alejandro Torres & Marina Calderon. 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 Teen and Miss Heart of Blossomtime  Pageant  applications

 Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Miss Teen Blossomtime and Miss Heart of Blossomtime Pageant.  Deadline is November 14, 2016.

The Miss Teen Blossomtime Pageant is open to young women who reside in Southwest Michigan.  Teen applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 15 by December 17, 2016.

The Miss Heart of Blossomtime title is open to residents of communities that do not host a preliminary pageant to Blossomtime.   Contestants must be between 17-19 years of age by March 13, 2017.

The Miss Teen/Heart theme is “The Bangles.” The pageant will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph High School Auditorium on December 17, 2016.  Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with tickets available in advance at the Blossomtime office for $15 or at the door the day of the pageant for $20.

The Blossomtime Festival Miss Teen takes an active role in the Festival and participates in many of the Blossomtime events, including onstage introduction at the Miss Blossomtime Pageant on March 13, 2017, the Blossomtime Youth Parade and the Grand Floral Parade in May.

The Miss Heart of Blossomtime winner will compete for the title of Miss Blossomtime on March 13 at the Mendel Center.

Applications and additional information can be found at the Blossomtime Festival website www.blossomtivefestival.org, or by calling the Blossomtime Festival office at 269-982-8016.

Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary Christmas Tree of Love ornament sale

 The hospital auxiliary’s annual Christmas Tree of Love ornament sale begins November 7.  To honor or remember a loved one, $10 will purchase an angel, while $5 will purchase a Christmas ball to be placed on the Tree of Love in the hospital lobby.

Your honored person’s name will be inscribed on a scroll next to the tree.

Order forms may be picked up at the hospital Information Desk.

The public is invited for the tree-lighting, carols and refreshments in the hospital lobby on November 17 at noon.

After December 31 the purchased ornament are available for pick up at the Information Desk.

Community Calendar

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Friday, Nov. 4, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd, Coloma. Adults are $5, children up to 12 years are $3 and under three are free.

Saturday, Nov. 12 “COLOMA LIONESS FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON” at West Street Station Event Hall in Coloma. Tickets still available, $15, to purchase call (269) 468-6037 or see any Lioness member.

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.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m. “BOWLING FOR TIMMY” benefit event at Coloma Lanes, 6025 Mountain Rd., Coloma. Bowling, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, bake sale & Sloppy Joe meal to help the Timmy Dibble family. Call 269-207-8501 or join the Facebook page “Bowling to Stay Strong for Timmy” for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 4:00 p.m. “CHILI & SOUP BENEFIT DINNER FOR ZOE PHILLIPS” at the Outreach Center in Hartford. Includes dinner, bake sale, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Call Kelly Snodgrass at 269-539-1035 or Angie Owens at 269-208-6160 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m. “12 CORNERS COMMUNITY CHURCH SWISS STEAK DINNER” at Coloma F.O.P. #147, 3470 Angling Rd.  Last day to purchase tickets is Nov. 13. Call Karen Schaus at 269-208-6638 or 269-849-2866 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.