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  • Beginnings Care for Life Center gets $1,800 boost from Coldwater Kiwanis Club

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    COLDWATER – Beginnings Care for Life director Jane Ford recently presented to the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater about the benefits of the center to the community.

    Kiwanis supports Beginnings Care for Life with monetary donations, car seats in which clients earn through the Learning and Earning education program and other parenting materials used at the facility. This year Kiwanis donated $1,800 to the organization.

    Beginnings is a non-profit agency which offers free, confidential services pertaining to parenting education, material assistance and spiritual counseling for mothers, fathers and their pre-born children.

    Beginnings Care for Life is located at 213 Marshall St. in Coldwater. For more information regarding programs, ways to volunteer or donate phone the center at 517-278-3355.

    Individuals wishing for more information on the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater and the programs they support should call Denny Brieske at 517-462-8194 or visit www.coldwaterkiwanis.com.

     

    Kiwanis Treasurer Kent Neitzert presents the $1,800 check to Beginnings Care for Life Center Executive Director Jane Ford.

  • Is it the flu, or just the crud?

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Check out this interesting site that answers a lot of the flu questions. It also shows that the west Michigan area has a higher rate of flu than the national average.

    Take it with a little grain of salt.  It's sponsored by Tamiflu.

     

  • Star of the West Milling is our first Pizza Lunch Break winner of 2013

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Our first Pizza Lunch Break winner of 2013....Star of the West Milling in Quincy. The entry from Yvonne Klinger came in before Christmas, so it has a holiday theme, but it was still amusing:

    Good afternoon we are putting in our PLEA for Mancino’s Pizza….

    At Star of the West we make flour and it is one of the most critical ingredients in making Pizza – No flour…no crust…no pizza!  We work very hard at making our flour and our mill runs 7 days a week 24 hours a day! 

     So we are hoping that you think we deserve the “free Pizza”  Besides WE LOVE Mancino’s and WTVB and what a great way to celebrate Christmas enjoying 2 things together that we LOVE!

    If you want to win pizza from Mancino's Pizza and Grinders, just fax (279-4695) or email us (wtvbstudio@wtvbam.com) a note listing everyone around the office with your plea for pizza. WE draw every Thursday morning and deliver during the lunch hour on Fridays. 

     

  • Could Calvin break receiving record tonight? I hope so. I'll be there to watch!

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    It seems like during the holiday season we're running everywhere, but tonight will be a fun road trip, as I get a chance to see history made as the Lions host Atlanta. It might  be a stretch, but Calvin Johnson coud break Jerry Rice's single season receiving record in this game.

    If you're watching the game, look for me and my son Sean in section 500. It's one of the overhang suites, provided by the Lions Radio Network.

    Here are some Calvin highlights from Madden 13

     

  • A Christmas poem is our final Pizza Lunch Break winner of the year

    Posted by Ken Delaney
    Hillside Motor Sales is this week's Pizza Lunch Break winner, getting three large pizzas from Mancino's Pizza. Here's their winning entry:
     
     
    Twas days before Christmas and all though the car lot not a tire was turning not going a spot. 
    The keys were all hung in the lock box with care hoping that WTVB and pizza soon would be there.
    The employees were all restless, hungry and bored
    while vision of extra cheese hit just the right cord
    Brock in his truck and Debbie in her car
    were waiting for Ken delaney, DJ from afar
    When up on the radio our names did we hear 
    pizza is coming Hillside do not fear
    With a DJ so Funny Lively and quick
    we new in a moment this was not a trick
    Talking quickly not wanting any fame
    He called the winners each by name
    On BrocK, on debbe, On Danny Too
    Pizza will be delivered in just a few.
     
    It was our finally drawing for the year.  Our next drawing is Thursday, January 3, 2013.
  • Our final list of Match the Bulb winners

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Here are the 27 winners in our Match the Bulbs contest:

    Darla Hart-Oil Change up to $24.99 from The Oil Place

    Cindy Smith-$25 Auto Detailing from Oasis Car Wash

    Laura Russell-one month fitness membership at Sauk River Athletic Club

    Lynn Olszwecki-$50 gift certificate from Clubhouse Bar and Grill

    Beth Reinhart-free catering for 10 people from Bob Evans Restaurant

    Mike McCurley-$25 in merchandise from Golf Club of Coldwater

    Eric Dules-pair of 2013 Tibbits Summer Theatre tickets

    Janeil Trall-White Band Jelly Watch from Culy's Jewelry

    Steve Kasperski-$25 in merchandise from Foundation Golf Center

    Janet Zabonick-$25 gift card from Northwoods Coffee Co

    Lois Williams-60 minute massage from Upper Hand Bodywork

    Beth McCullough-$50 gift certificate from Gotta Golf Shop

    Melissa King-Oil Change up to $24.99 from The Oil Place

    Alicia Cole-$50 gift certificate from Wilbur's Furniture

    Jean Fenton-$50 gift certificate from Clubhouse Bar and Grill

    Richard Hantz-L-G Blu Ray DVD player from Swick TV and Appliance

    Jill Dirschell-Oil Change up to $24.99 from The Oil Place

    Tonya Tribble-One Month Membership from Sauk River Athletic Club

    Debbie Haynes-$50 gas card from West Side Shell

    Kathy Dunn-Purple and Green Paperweight from Culy's Jewelry

    Steve Fox-pair of Concept Diamond Earrings from Culy's Jewelry

    Barb Hantz-Pool Party at Hampton Inn, Coldwater

    Judy McCurley-$50 gift certificate toward car starter from Tuckey Motorsports

    Betty Bean-$25 gift certificate from Kiess Jewelry

    Jessica O'Neil-$25 gift certificate for cleaning services at 4 Star Cleaning Co

    Jill Numbers-One Month Membership from Sauk River Athletic Club

    Carol Hodson-$25 gift certificate from Lamp Post Christian Bookstore

    Congratulations...and thanks to everyone who played along.

    Merry Christmas!

     

     

  • Match the Bulb winners...so far!

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    With just a few prizes left on the tree to be won, let's tell you who's won so far:

    Darla Hart-Oil Change up to $24.99 from The Oil Place

    Cindy Smith-$25 Auto Detailing from Oasis Car Wash

    Laura Russell-one month fitness membership at Sauk River Athletic Club

    Lynn Olszwecki-$50 gift certificate from Clubhouse Bar and Grill

    Beth Reinhart-free catering for 10 people from Bob Evans Restaurant

    Mike McCurley-$25 in merchandise from Golf Club of Coldwater

    Eric Dules-pair of 2013 Tibbits Summer Theatre tickets

    Janeil Trall-White Band Jelly Watch from Culy's Jewelry

    Steve Kasperski-$25 in merchandise from Foundation Golf Center

    Janet Zabonick-$25 gift card from Northwoods Coffee Co

    Lois Williams-60 minute massage from Upper Hand Bodywork

    Beth McCullough-$50 gift certificate from Gotta Golf Shop

    Melissa King-Oil Change up to $24.99 from The Oil Place

    Alicia Cole-$50 gift certificate from Wilbur's Furniture

    Jean Fenton-$50 gift certificate from Clubhouse Bar and Grill

    Richard Hantz-L-G Blu Ray DVD player from Swick TV and Appliance

    Jill Dirschell-Oil Change up to $24.99 from The Oil Place

    Tonya Tribble-One Month Membership from Sauk River Athletic Club

    Debbie Haynes-$50 gas card from West Side Shell

    Kathy Dunn-Purple and Green Paperweight from Culy's Jewelry

    Steve Fox-pair of Concept Diamond Earrings from Culy's Jewelry

    Barb Hantz-Pool Party at Hampton Inn, Coldwater

    Judy McCurley-$50 gift certificate toward car starter from Tuckey Motorsports

    Betty Bean-$25 gift certificate from Kiess Jewelry

    Jessica O'Neil-$25 gift certificate for cleaning services at 4 Star Cleaning Co

     

  • Your Match the Bulbs update...and another clue!

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    As of noon Wednesday, here are the bulbs still on our Christmas tree in the Match the Bulbs contest:

    9, 11, 15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 33, 34, 38, 41, 43, 46, and 53

    Want another clue to making a match? Bulb #46 is a Pool Party at the Hampton Inn, Coldwater

    Good luck and getting ready to call in an win with Match the Bulbs!

  • Helping kids understand the school tragedy in Connecticut

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Suzanne Pish from Michigan State University Extension in Coldwater passed along this information

     

    After a tragedy, our job as adults is to help children understand the events and manage their responses to it.

    The recent tragedy in Connecticut at an elementary school resulting in the death of 27 people, 20 of them children between the ages of 5 and 10, has left many reeling with grief, sadness and a sense of bewilderment. From Michigan State University Extension, our hearts go out to those families who have lost their children to such a senseless act.

    Although we want to protect our children from the all harsh realities of life, unfortunately this tragedy may have an effect on our children or the children in our care. Our job as adults is to help children understand the events and manage their responses to it.

    One thing we can all do is to avoid talking about this with other adults in front of children. You may think children are not paying attention or are unable to understand the words we are saying. In fact, children are very good at sensing emotions in adults. While they may not understand what you are saying, if you are voicing concern, worry and sadness, they will get the message that something is wrong or unsafe in their little world.

    Try to minimize their exposure to media coverage, especially with graphic or upsetting coverage. Provide them opportunities to talk about what they may see on TV and give them a chance to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t have answers to all of their questions. With a tragedy like this, it is difficult for anyone to come up with answers to explain why some things happen.

    Be sensitive to clues your child knows something about the situation. If they bring up the topic with you, ask what your child knows about and ask what they are wondering about. That way, you can modify your answers and give your child only the information they want to know without having to talk about the entire very difficult issue. Provide ongoing opportunities for children to talk and express emotions about the event. They may have more questions as time goes on, and that is okay.

    Remind them that there are no bad emotions and encourage them to express their feelings to you and other adults who are there to help them understand and deal with strong feelings. Sometimes, an event like this can trigger other fears or troubling emotions children might be having. Be prepared to help them through other issues that may arise.

    Be sure to help children and yourself by focusing on some of good things, such as rescue workers other first responders who come to the aid immediately, families, and communities coming together to offer support and comfort. Give your children an opportunity to offer support if they are old enough and feel compelled to do so. Help them to draw pictures or write cards or letters to the families.

    It is important to remember in times like these to remember that each and every day is precious. Take the time to express your love to your children, family members and friends. Extra hugs, snugs and kisses do help at times like these. Even better, continuous, reliable and pervasive demonstrations of love and caring can help provide a good base of support when bad things happen.