11-16-2017 School news & calendars

WHS 2017 yearbooks available

 Watervliet High School 2017 yearbooks are now available for purchase in the high school office. Price is $40. Pre-orders can also be picked up in the high school office as well.

“Kute Kids”… HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY… to this kutie, William Harold Loshbough V, November 19. Proud parents are Brook Rose and Willy Loshbough. William’s proud grandparents are Billy & Amy Loshbough, Leanne Rose, and Brad & Karen Rose. Great-grandparents are Karl & Anne Bayer, Sonny & Barb Loshbough, Paris & Fran Rose, Dian & Ed Mahar and Karen & Brig Johnson. Baby William is celebrated by his Aunt Karlianne and uncles Benjamin, Brad, Levi and Cole!

Senior Services

Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main Street

Monday, November 20 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Computer Help, 1:00 p.m.; Bingo/ Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot/ Knitting, Crocheting & Needlework, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Computer Help, 1:00 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand and Foot/ Crocheting, Knitting & Quilting, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 24 CLOSED!

All seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Van Buren County are eligible to participate in these programs and activities.

Any questions or comments, please contact Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available from Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24-hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

Special announcement from Michigan Department of Attorney General

Identity Theft Presentation will take place at the Paw Paw Senior Center located at Freshwater Church, 600 E. Michigan Ave., Paw Paw on Wednesday, November 29 at 1 p.m.: Learn the signs of identity theft and fraud; Learn how to protect your personal information online and off; Learn what to do if you become an identity theft victim.

Online Safety Presentation will take place at the Paw Paw Senior Center on Wednesday, December 6 at 1 p.m.: Learn how to protect your devices and yourself while online; Learn how to keep your computer secure; Learn how to recognize and avoid online scams.

Both presentations are open to all!

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… for the weeks of Oct. 23 & 30, 2017 are pictured (from the left): Luke Isbrecht is in Mrs. Pline’s 5th grade class. Luke worked independently on a project during math. He is re-sponsible, kind and a hard worker. Kisstenna Smith is in Mrs. Bongiorno’s 5th grade class. Kisstenna is always will-ing to help others, especially in math class. She is patient, kind, and extremely responsible. Samantha Rowe is in Mrs. Hol-loway’s 4th grade class. Saman-tha is a very respectful and re-sponsible student. She always participates in classroom discussions and is willing to help out her classmates. Sam puts her full effort into her work and she always turns in her homework. Aubrey Hayes is in Mrs. Tilly’s 4th grade class. Aubrey is a wonderful student and friend to her classmates. She is responsible, hardworking, and takes initiative when it comes to her schoolwork. Aubrey enjoys helping in the classroom and it is greatly appreciative. Great job to all the Rock Stars! Thank you to Burger King for donating gift certificates.

Thursday, Nov. 16, noon “LIGHTING OF TREE OF LOVE” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary in the hospital lobby at 400 Medical Park Dr., Watervliet

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19 “WATERVLIET DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES” at participating businesses. Features extended hours, special sales, refreshments, drawings and giveaways

Saturday, Nov. 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. “TURKEY DINNER BENEFIT” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St, Hartford. Fundraiser to support education of children in Haiti. Donations accepted for dinner to include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll, dessert & drink. Take-out and delivery available without the drink.

Sunday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. “GEOCACHING SCAVENGER HUNT” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor. $7 fee, call 927-4832 to register.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. “A MICHIGAN POLAR BEAR CONFRONTS THE BOLSHEVIKS” presentation by Gordon Olson at the North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. No RSVP.

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 1-3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. “HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE” at the North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. Celebrate the Christmas Holiday season with live music, a delicious cookie walk, gingerbread house decorating, live reindeer, kid’s carnival, and more! Free admission

Saturday, Dec. 2 “HOME TOWN CO-ED SNOWBALL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT” For sign-up and more information contact Erica Kinzler (ericadkinzler@gmail.com) or Julie Querfurth (jmouse269@gmail.com)

Sunday, Dec. 3, 4-8 p.m. “HOME TOWN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION” in Watervliet to include Snow Royalty contest, downtown parade, chili cook-off, live reindeer plus more. Pictures with Santa at Arclight Brewery after the parade.

Sunday, Dec. 3, “MISS & MR. HARTFORD 2018 PAGEANT”

Saturday, Jan. 6, “MISS & MR. COLOMA 2018 PAGEANT”

Saturday, Jan. 13, “MISS WATERVLIET 2018 PAGEANT”

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, 7-8 p.m., “STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES” presented by Milton D. Harden VDM, member of the Pastoral Bible Institute, at the Coloma Public Library. No donations or collections taken. Contact Minister Milton D. Hardin at 586-431-7366.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. “PICKLEBALL” (excluding holidays) at Watervliet Catholic School (Head Start) gym, Lucinda Lane and M-140. Must wear clean gym shoes.

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.

HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE WEEK… for Nov. 6-10, 2017 are (from the left): 9th Grade – Keysi Paniagua Vega, student of Jose & Maria Paniagua; 10th Grade – Lena Baumgartner, student of Chad & Deborah Bedwell; 11th Grade – Hannah Truelove, student of Lonnie & Amy Truelove; 12th Grade – Sylvia Perry, student of Stacey Perry and Glen Perry. 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!


P.O. BOX 7


CALL: 269-463-6397
FAX: 269-463-8329

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