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“Kute Kids”… THIS KUTE KID is... Enzo Raine Gasca, he was born June 26, 2015. His parents are Cort-ney Edmonds and Jose Gasca Jr. Enzo’s grandparents are Tm Edmonds, Christine Conklin, Jose Gasca Sr. and Helen Gas-ca. Great grandparents are Jeanne Stanley and Danny Day. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neigh-bors, 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’d 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. Pick up the photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we’ll mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?

“Kute Kids”… THIS KUTE KID is… Enzo Raine Gasca, he was born June 26, 2015. His parents are Cort-ney Edmonds and Jose Gasca Jr. Enzo’s grandparents are Tm Edmonds, Christine Conklin, Jose Gasca Sr. and Helen Gas-ca. Great grandparents are Jeanne Stanley and Danny Day. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neigh-bors, 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’d 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. Pick up the photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we’ll mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?


GRADUATED WITH HONORS… Sarah Catherine Hoadley, daughter of Laurie and Jim Hoadley Jr., life long summer residence of Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet, graduated with honors on Sunday, June 5, in the class of 2016, from Wil-liam Fremd High School in Pa-latine, IL. Sarah played basketball and was a member of the William Fremd H.S. pep band, marching band, wind ensemble and sym-phonic band where she played the bassoon. She is also a member of the Shaunburg Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ill., playing the contrabassoon. Sarah is in the Korean Martial Art of “Gumbo” and is the pres-ident of the teen advisory board for the Palatine, Ill., public li-brary. She is a recipient of scholarship to the University of Iowa School of Engineering where she will enter in the fall.

GRADUATED WITH HONORS… Sarah Catherine Hoadley, daughter of Laurie and Jim Hoadley Jr., life long summer residence of Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet, graduated with honors on Sunday, June 5, in the class of 2016, from Wil-liam Fremd High School in Pa-latine, IL. Sarah played basketball and was a member of the William Fremd H.S. pep band, marching band, wind ensemble and sym-phonic band where she played the bassoon. She is also a member of the Shaunburg Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ill., playing the contrabassoon. Sarah is in the Korean Martial Art of “Gumbo” and is the pres-ident of the teen advisory board for the Palatine, Ill., public li-brary. She is a recipient of scholarship to the University of Iowa School of Engineering where she will enter in the fall.



Coloma Intermediate School’s Comet Crusade

By Peggy Clore and  Paula Hazzard-Reed,

Coloma Intermediate Educators

 Most people must be 21 years old to participate in The Amazing Race, but our Coloma 5th graders took part in a similar event, Comet Crusade, on June 6, 2016.  Students raced from “Pit Stop” to “Pit Stop”, striving to earn the most points at each stop. Task Masters scored students on correct content but also on students’ ability to respect each other and work as a team.  Events included creating stories from story cubes, maneuvering through a grid-maze, matching science vocabulary words with definitions, identifying coins among oiled noodles, making their own salsa, competing in relay races, finding their own shoes within a pile of nearly 200 shoes and more.  Teams of 6-7 students raced to each event using their own maps and completing each task within 15 minutes. All groups worked through a total of 14 varied events.  At the end of the day students gathered for an assembly where winning teams were recognized and rewarded. The top 5 teams were recognized for their academic prowess and respectful team effort.  Each student on the winning team was presented with his/her own camping chair, kites, water bottles and more. The Comet Crusade, was made possible by the efforts of programs and volunteers from Learning for Life, Project L.E.A.N and Chartwell’s Food Service programs.  A huge shout out to our community volunteers. Family support is the lifeline for hosting creative events such as these. The Crusade could not have taken place without the assistance of many parents, teachers and community volunteers. When asked if the teachers should make this an annual event, students gave a resounding, “Yes!”

Van Buren County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel monthly meeting

June 21

The Van Buren County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (VBC-MARSP) will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 21, at the VBISD Conference center in Lawrence.  During the meeting we will present our annual scholarship winners with their awards.  Please join us for a potluck to congratulate the winners. Main dish and beverages will be provided. Bring a friend.

First Congregational United Church of Christ rummage sale

 First Congregational United Church of Christ of Coloma will have their annual rummage sale Thursday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday the  24th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   The sale will be under tents in the Church yard at 182 S Church Street, corner of Church and Leedy Streets, in Coloma. The sale will feature a wide variety of items.

Community Calendar

On Saturday, June 18, 2015, 5-7 p.m., “GAZEBO LAWN CONCERT.” At Coloma United Methodist Church. Bring your blankets and chairs and your sing-a-long voices. Donations accepted.

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 noon, “FATHER’S DAY BUFFET.” At the Coloma American Legion Post #362, 6505 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma.

The cost is $7 for adults, kids age 3-8 $3.50 and kids under 2 eat free.

On Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m., “Interurban in Southwest Michigan”. At The North Berrien Historical Museum. No RSVP required. For questions, call the museum at (269) 468-3330 or email at chelsea@northberrienhistory.org.

On Thursday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday the 24th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., “RUMMAGE SALE.” At First Congregational United Church of Christ of Coloma, 182 S Church Street, corner of Church and Leedy Streets. The sale will be under tents in the Church yard at, in Coloma. The sale will feature a wide variety of items.

On Saturday June 25, 2016, at 1–4 p.m., “ANNUAL FISHING RODEO.” Van Buren Sportsmen’s, 54630 CR 687, Hartford, Mi, for children ages 2-16. Bring Fishing Pole, hooks and bobbers. Bait supplied. There will be water, pop, food for kids at event. More info call (269) 621-3994.

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, 11 a.m., “WHS ALL ALUMNI REUNION.” At the FOP Lodge #147, 3470 Angling Rd. Coloma. For all former students, graduates, faculty of WHS & sponsors. Paid reservation only, deadline is July 30, 2016. Have any questions or more info contact Marsha Cole, 269-463-3712 or Donna Curtis, 269-463-6680.

On Sunday’s 8 a.m. – noon “BREAKFAST.” At the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

On Wednesday nights, 5-6 p.m., GRIEF “SHARE SUPPORT GROUP MEETS.” At Watervliet Free Methodist Church, 7734 Paw Paw Ave, Watervliet.

Learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way. It is a place where hurting people find healing and hope.

Call the church at 463-8280 for more information. Thank you.

On Thursday’s 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. “Trap shooting.” At the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

On Thursdays nights, 7-9 p.m., “INTRODUCTION TO PICKLEBALL.” At St. Joseph Catholic School, Watervliet. Instruction and equipment provided. There is no charge. Open play for all skill levels

Once a month on the third Monday of the month, 3-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK.” At Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma. 468-8422.

Once a month on the third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., “SOUTHWESTERN STAMP CLUB MEETING.” At the Lincoln Township Library located on John Beers Rd. in Stevensville.