School News and Calendar

“Kute Kids”… ALOHA… These kuties are Isaiah, Isabella, Isla, and Irelynn are on a summer visit from Wahiawa, Hawaii! Their proud parents are Josh and Jessica (Teed) Reinhardt. Josh is a Satellite Communications System Operator /Maintainer for the United States Army, stationed in Hawaii. Excited to have them in Michigan for the summer are their grandparents Tom and Lorraine Teed of Watervliet and Debbie and Ron Lofthouse of Eau Claire, along with a host of many other relatives and friends 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’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”?

NEW ADDITIONS…Through a $6,000 grant from The Pokagon Fund, the Hartford Public Library was able to create a “CHILDREN’S TECH CENTER”. These are 8 computers dedicated for use by students and children for projects, learning and games such as Minecraft. We are very grateful to the Pokagon Fund for their support of this much needed project.

Local student named to Dean’s List

The following Virginia Military Institute cadets are among those named to the dean’s list for the second semester of the academic year 2015-16. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C. Theo N. Haubold – A senior from Hartford, Mich., is majoring in International Studies. Cadet Haubold’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Eric Haubold. Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute is the nation’s oldest state-supported military college. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation by both U.S. News and World Report and Money magazine, VMI offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 14 majors. It is the mission of VMI to prepare honorable and dedicated leaders ready for the challenges of 21st-century citizenship.

Emergency and Urgent Care wait times now available online at Lakeland

Emergency Department and Walk-in Clinic wait times are now available on the Lakeland Health website. Wait times are updated frequently allowing visitors to view the average amount of time they may have to wait between entering the facility and when they will see a provider at each location. Patients with life-threatening emergencies will always receive immediate care. “The focus of this initiative was on convenience and access for all patients,” said Ray Cruse, Vice President, Business Strategy and Hospitality Services. “By being transparent about how long the expected wait time is to see a medical provider, it allows patients to make a more educated decision about where they choose to receive care – even if that means driving to a Lakeland facility farther from their home to be seen in a more timely manner.” Walk-in Clinics are for illnesses that cannot wait until the next business day, but may not require the full resource s of a hospital Emergency Department such as: asthma,  allergies, body aches, colds or sinus infections, fevers, headaches, minor burns and cuts, nausea or vomiting, pink eye, and urinary tract  infections, among others. For serious injuries and medical emergencies such as chest pain, head injury or broken bones, major burns, poisoning, seizures, severe allergic reactions, or uncontrollable bleeding, among others, call 9-1-1 or go directly to an Emergency Department. Lakeland Emergency Departments are located in the St. Joseph, Niles, and Watervliet hospitals and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Walk-in Clinics are located at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Niles and Stevensville and inside Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. Walk-in Clinic hours vary by location and are listed online.

Lawrence Elementary School helps Van Buren County Road Commission with “Paint the Plow” Contest

Lawrence Elementary School student, Hailey Camp, was recently announced the winner of the Van Buren County Road Commission’s “Paint the Plow Contest”. Road Commission staff selected the third grade winner from 93 entries spanning from Kindergarten through 6 Grade. The plow has been installed on a Road Commission Plow Truck which is being displayed throughout the County in parades, festivals and the County Fair. Come out and see the artwork and introduce yourself to someone from the Road Commission! Congratulations, Hailey!

Community Calendar

July 18 – 22 “VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL”. VBS will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in at 66325 M-152, Sister Lakes from 9:30-11:50 a.m. July 26 at 6 p.m. “BERRIEN COUNTY SHRINE CLUB ANNUAL SAUSAGE AND CORN ROAST”. Tuesday, July 26 at the Berrien County Shrine Club at 2985 E. Linco Road in Berrien Springs. On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, beginning at 9:00 a.m., “ 27 TH ANNUAL VITICULTURE FIELD DAY.” at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC), 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor MI 49022. To register, call Renee Tinkey at 269-944-1477 x 201 for a registration form. On, Friday, August 5, 2016, “2016 PEACH BAKE-OFF.” Applications can be picked up July 7 through August 3, 2016 at the Coloma City Hall, Honor Credit Union, 133 Badt Dr., Hammond Chocolate and Cup Cakes, 126 N. Paw Paw St. and West Street Station, 210 N. Paw Paw St. The deadline is August 3 and must be turned into Coloma City Hall by 4 p.m. For more information contact Don Burleson, Chairman at 408-6010. 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 Saturday, August 20, 6 p.m. “WHS class of 1970 GATHERING.” At Hawgsville Saloon in Watervliet. This is also the same day as the Watervliet 40 Year Club all class reunion, which will be held earlier in the day. August 22-27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “HUNTER ARCHERY SAFETY COURSE”. August 22 at the Coloma Rod and Gun Club. 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


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