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11-15-18 School News & Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” IS… Olivia Grace Schuck from Coloma. She attends Kindergarten at Coloma Elementary and is the daughter of Tim & Stephanie Schuck. Olivia is a very loving and determined 5-year-old. She loves to be outside riding her bicycle, dirt bike and playing softball. She also loves to compete in pageants, which she has done since she was the age of one. In May she won the title of Mini Miss Lake Michigan. Recently she competed in a national pageant in Kentucky and received the title of Classic American Miss National Little Miss. 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 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”?

W-A-Y Watervliet High School October Students of the Month

Olivia Dowmer A WAY October Student of the Month is Olivia Dowmer! Olivia joined the program this fall and has made great progress so far, earning over three credits. Her work ethic, attention to detail, and great communication skills have helped her to succeed as she has. They look forward to having Olivia be a part of their December graduating class! Olivia’s guardians are Elizabeth and Liam Smith. Olivia works at Celebration Cinema in Benton Harbor. After she graduates high school, she plans to attend college in the south and major in some form of medicine, possibly nursing. In her spare time, Olivia loves spending time with family. She is close with her family and they enjoy shopping together, laughing and having movie nights. Her advice to other students is that you need to manage your time wisely. Also, in this program, you need to find ways to motivate yourself to stay on track. In Olivia’s case, it seems that she devotes some time to school every day, even though she also holds a job! Congratulations on your success, Olivia! Kaylie Deming Another WAY October student of the month is Kaylie Deming. Kaylie has just recently submitted what should hopefully be her very last project and will qualify her for December graduation! Kaylie has poured it on in the past couple months, earning 4 credits. Kaylie’s parent/guardians are Betty and Jan Mills. In her spare time she enjoys singing and painting pictures. After earning her high school diploma, Kaylie hopes to go to cosmetology school. Kaylie’s advice to other students is “do not procrastinate”. It will only push you behind and then you will have to scramble to catch up. She took her own advice and motivated herself to work hard and submit work daily. These actions are what propelled her to be in the position to graduate this December. Congratulations on your hard work and success, Kaylie!

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Friday, November 16 Intermediate (4th & 5th Grade) Picture Retakes Sunday, November 18 3rd-6th Grade Boys Basketball Sign-ups, High School Gym, 1-2 p.m. Monday, November 19 K-5 Kindness & Compassion Drive, Nov. 19-30; Middle School Boys Basketball vs. Lawton, 5:00 p.m.; Winter Sports Meet the Team Night, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 K-12 Half Day; Varsity Boys Basketball Scrimmage at Lakeshore, 6:00 p.m.; 9th Grade & JV Boys Basketball Scrimmage at Battle Creek Lakeview, 6:00 p.m. November 22-23 K-12 NO SCHOOL

International Survivors of Suicide Day event at Lory’s Place in St. Joe Lory’s Place, a grief healing and education center of Caring Circle, will host an International Survivors of Suicide Day event on Saturday, November 17, at 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at Lory’s Place, located at 445 Upton Drive in St. Joseph. Each year, one million people die by suicide, leaving behind countless family members and friends to make sense of it. This conference is designed for survivors of suicide loss to come together for support and guidance. Attendees will hear from other survivors about how they cope. Experts will share information about suicide and grief. This event is free and open to the public; preregistration is requested. To register, or learn more about the services offered at Lory’s Place, call (269) 983-2707.

Food Drive on Saturday at Coloma Harding’s to benefit HOPE Resources On Saturday, Nov. 17 New Hope Community Church of Watervliet and New Life Christian Center of Coloma are conducting a Food Drive at Harding’s Market in Coloma. The drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items collected will go to HOPE Resources Food Pantry operated from the Coloma United Methodist Church.

Berrien Community Foundation looking for volunteers for Giving Tuesday Project to benefit senior citizens

The Berrien Community Foundation is looking for volunteers for Giving Tuesday, November 27, to give one hour of their time to help pack care kits for seniors in need. On Giving Tuesday, 60 volunteers at the Berrien Community Foundation will pack 750 gift boxes containing personal care items such as shampoo, lotion and soap for low-income, home bound senior citizens in Berrien County. The boxes are packed, wrapped and contain a hand-written note from a volunteer letting the recipient know that others in the community are thinking of them. “There are seniors who are using baking soda instead of toothpaste to save money,” said Berrien Community Foundation President Lisa Cripps-Downey. “We want to provide help for our seniors and also educate people on the needs of many seniors in our community. According to census data, 1 in 10 Berrien County senior citizens is living below the poverty level. When out-of-pocket medical costs are factored in, it is 1 in 7 seniors living below the poverty level. That is one of the reasons we are working to build our Senior Empowerment Endowment so we can respond to the needs of seniors in our community.” The care packages will be delivered to seniors throughout Berrien County in December by the Area Agency on Aging and Meals on Wheels. The packages will provide not only a special gift but also some welcome budget relief.

Friday, Nov. 16, 12 noon “TREE OF LOVE LIGHTING” at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Lobby; refreshment and entertainment; angels and ornaments available for purchase in the gift shop. Friday, Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m. “COOK’S NITE OUT THANKSGIVING DINNER” at American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph St., Coloma. Tickets: $10/in advance, $12/at the door. Call 468-5501 for more information. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. “PANCAKE BREAKFAST & BAKE SALE” at Twelve Corners Community Church, 3902 Hicks Ave., Benton Harbor. Proceeds go to the Building Fund. Menu: pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, fruit, jellies, coffee, O.J. & water. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “FOOD DRIVE” at Coloma Harding’s hosted by New Hope Community Church of Watervliet and New Life Christian Center of Coloma to benefit HOPE Resources. Saturday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. “MISS TEEN COLOMA 2019 CONTEST” at Coloma High School Auditorium. Tickets are $20 at the door; purchase before Saturday for $15 by emailing Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “COMET’S HOLIDAY BAZAAR” held by the Coloma Athletic Boosters at Coloma Intermediate Gym, 274 S. West St. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. “REINDEER RANCH” presentation at North Berrien Historical Museum. Free program; contact 468-3330 or for more information. Friday, Nov. 23, noon-5:45 p.m. “BLOOD DRIVE” at Hartford Federated Church, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Saturday, Nov. 24 “SMALL TOWN SATURDAY” in Downtown Watervliet: Holiday specials at select businesses, Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 131 N. Main St. (old B&B Outlet location), food vendors and live music. Nov. 30-Dec. 2 “HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. Visit and click on “Holiday Open House” tab for the schedule of events. Dec. 1-2 “HOME TOWN CHRISTMAS” in Watervliet Sunday, Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m. “BREAKFAST WITH SANTA” at Coloma Rod and Gun Club, 6145 Angling Rd. Children 12 and under eat free; free gifts and candy for children. Sunday, Dec. 9 “MISS HARTFORD 2019 CONTEST” at Hartford High School Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, 6 p.m. “MISS & MR. COLOMA 2019 CONTESTS” at Coloma High School 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. 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


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