Saturday, October 27, 2018

Joseph C. Evans
    Joseph C. Evans - Leesburg, Florida passed away at the age of 92 on October 21, 2018. He was born May 28, 1926 in Fowlerville, MI, the son of Benjamin and Florence Evans. He married Leila (Teri) Kolean who was the mother of his three children, then later married Annie Austin whom he was able to share 32 years together until she passed in 2005.
    Joe is survived by his sister Viola Barns, his son David (Sandi) Evans of Howell, daughter Debra (Walter) Evans-Crosby of Laingsburg, and son Dennis (Sharon) Evans of Haslett. Also step-children Carolyn (Dick) DelAcqua of Cedar, Spencer (Susan) Austin of Mackinaw City and Margaret (Ed) Barlan of Kelava, Michigan.
   Joe has 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren along with several step- grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Benjamin, sisters Martha (Ed) Haller and Nina Hauser both of Fowlerville and step-daughter Francis (John) Makela.
    Joe was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and enlisted during World War II (at 16) as radar gunner aboard the USS Boise (CL47). Everyone enjoyed his accounts of battles he took part in and stories where he was MIA for six weeks during the Battle of the Coral Sea. He became a rural mail carrier for the Fowlerville Post Office and thought it was the best job he ever had.
   Joe enjoyed piloting his airplanes (he rebuilt a Bellanca Viking airplane), golfing, traveling, building large model airplanes, and giving flying lessons. He will be deeply missed by family and friends who admired and adored him.
   A special thank you to Jean Carl who was both a friend and a caregiver.
The family will receive family and friends at a later date to be determined.


Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
   All Programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents only unless otherwise stated.
   Registration usually opens 2 weeks prior to the event.
Follow us on Facebook & www.fowlervillelibrary.org.
Phone: 517-223-9089
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The Fowlerville District Library will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday, October 31st. We will be closing 2 hours earlier than normal at 5pm. Have a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience! The Little Free Library is available for your reading needs during this time and any materials to be returned can be placed in the blue drop box. Thank you!
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Cardio Drumming Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Increase your physical literacy with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfortable clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a small cash-only fee for this class of $6 if you bring your own equipment or $8 to rent a ball, bucket, and drumsticks. Drop-in class.
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Halloween Event - Wednesday, October 31st at 6-8pm
All Ages. Decorate a police car with Chief Tyler; touch a truck, including a Fire Truck and DPW Truck; participate in a costume contest at 7:45pm; and enjoy hot chocolate, treat bags, and more! The library closes at 5pm that day. *Drop-ins are welcome!
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Donate to Decorate Sign-up begins November 1st
This fundraiser will help support library services for children and teens.
Two sizes of holiday trees will be available to be decorated with your own favorite book-themed decorations! The trees will be trimmed in time for Christmas in the Ville and remain outside the library for the community to enjoy until New Year's Day. *For a list of guidelines, donation requests, and how to participate, contact the library starting November 1st. Number of trees are limited, so hurry in to sign up! Decorating will take place November 16th-30th during regular library hours.
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Food for Fines - November 1st-December 14th
This food drive benefits the Family Impact Center. Each item donated equals $1 in fines removed from your account, up to $5. Donations are always welcome, even if you do not owe fines!
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Beyond the Book: Shutter Island - Thursday, November 1st at 7pm
Adults. Featuring a book and its film adaptation. Movie begins at 7pm followed by discussion. Movie-style refreshments will be served. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 11th. Books will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
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Yoga with Erin - Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin, co-owner of SoulShine Yoga, and your host, Ms. Beth, for weekly sessions at the Library. Yoga is accessible for adults of all ages through modifications. Please remember to bring water to drink and your own mat to practice on. *Spaces are limited to a first come-first served basis. There is a small $5 cash-only fee for this class. Drop-ins are welcome.
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Edmund Fitzgerald Presentation - Thursday, November 8th at 7pm
Adults. The Edmund Fitzgerald is the largest and undoubtedly most famous shipwreck in the Great Lakes. Vanishing with 29 lives in 1975, it epitomizes the destructive power of the gales of November, and has become legend in a top 40 song. Ric Mixter is one of only a handful of divers to visit the wrecksite, some 550 feet below Lake Superior. His spellbinding lecture encompasses the ship's construction near Detroit and the ship's final voyage from Wisconsin. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 18th and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit.
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String Art – Friday, November 9th at 5-8pm
Teens 6th-12th grades. Transform string and pins into works of art. Start with string, pins, paper, and a board. You end with adorable art! Pizza and a beverage will be served. *Registration is required and includes a 2018-2019 signed Program Permission Form. Registration begins October 26th. Register by November 7th to attend. 
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Family Movie Night: The Incredibles 2 Wednesday, November 14th at 5:30-8pm
Families. Come to the library to watch The Incredibles 2 and munch on some tasty popcorn! Pizza and beverages will also be served. All children attending will be entered to win an Incredibles 2 book that will be given away at the end of the evening. Movie is rated PG and is 2 hours and 5 minutes in length. *Space is limited. Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 31st. 
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Marbled Ornaments Thursday, November 15th at 7pm
Adults. Come make beautiful, easy-to-make, swirled ornaments for everyday or the holidays!*Register in person to attend. Registration begins November 1st and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit

Williamston Eagles celebrating 80’s Night music on Nov. 3
   Join the Williamston Eagles on Saturday, November 3rd, for their fifth annual 80's Night with GlamHammer 80's Hair Metal Tribute Band. This is GlamHammers Final Tour and last time at the Williamston Eagles Club.
    Large dance floor, plenty of parking, open to the public and no cover charge! Band plays 8:30pm to 12:30am. You won't want to miss this night of 80's rock, featuring hit songs of Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Ozzy, Quiet Riot, Motorhead, Kiss and AC/DC—just to name a few. A complete music list is available at www.glamhammer.com
    Light food will be available to purchase.The club is located at 835 High St in Williamston. Doors open at 3pm. Call the club at 517-655-6510 for more info.

St. Joseph Catholic School Holiday Bazaar being held Nov. 17-18 
    The Annual St. Joseph Catholic School Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 9am-4pm each day in the St. Joseph School Activity Center, in Howell. Admission is a free will donation. Shop up to 50 vendors featuring crafts, quilters, specialty wares, home direct sales businesses, jewelry, holiday gifts and d├ęcor and more. Bake sale and concessions will also be available for purchase. Exhibitor registration is $25 per table/per day. Please contact Holiday Bazaar Event Chair Annette Staley at 517-861-1736 or akstaley@sbcglobal.net for more information.


Plainfield United Methodist Church serving chicken supper on Nov. 10
    A chicken and biscuit supper will be served at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, 17845 M-36, north of Gregory, on Saturday, Nov. 10, starting at 5 p.m. Free will donation.  Take outs available.  Public invited. For more information: Call Kate Humrich at 517-851-8932.


Livingston Centre Historic Village to discuss Christmas in the Ville at meeting
     The monthly meeting of the Livingston Centre Historic Village will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:00 p.m. inside the Fair Office.  The agenda will include plans for participation in Christmas in the 'Ville on Sat., Dec 1; watch for our float in the parade.  Also, discussions will begin for the 2019 Fall Fest on Saturday, Sept. 1 and for the largest fundraiser of the year---the annual Gramma's Attic Sale, tentatively planned for May 16 - 18.  Please watch this space after the new year for donation dates.
     The Village is quiet in winter, but consider renting the Green Historic Church or the Coughran School for your spring, summer, or fall event.  Information can be obtained year around from the Fair Office, 517-223-8186.
    As always, new members and/or volunteers are welcome!  Work will continue to improve the Village throughout the winter months.  New ideas, additional help and continued support in the care and restoration of these historic buildings is always appreciated.

Karaoke & homemade pizza being offered at Williamston Eagles Club
    Karaoke and homemade pizza are back at the Williamston Eagles Club on Saturday, Nov. 17. Take the mic and sing your favorites, or sit and enjoy a pizza and listen to others. Patrick Moore of 'Moore Good Times' will be our host DJ. It's always a good time with Pat in the house! You don't have to be a pro to sing your heart out. 
    Hand tossed, large 3 item pizza is only $12. Doors open at 3pm. Pizza available after 5pm. Karaoke starts at 7pm until 12:00 am. Open to the public and no cover charge. Large dance floor and plenty of parking. Club is located at 835 High St. Call 517-655-6510 for more info.

Fowlerville & Webberville announce trick or treat hours; special events also taking place during the evening  
    Halloween Trick or Treat hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in both the Village of Fowlerville and the Village of Webberville. 
    A new event will be taking place in Fowlerville. The library is hosting a Halloween Party from 6 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of its new location on South Grand Avenue. Refreshments and treat bags will be offered, kids games are planned, and at 7:45 p.m. a costume judging contest “for all ages” takes place. In that contest, the top 25 costumes will be selected. In addition, Chief John Tyler will bring a decorated police car and the fire department will have one of its trucks there. 
   Elsewhere, the Fowlerville United Brethren Church will be holding a ‘Trunk & Treat’  from 6 to 8 p.m. with candy, food, games and prizes. The First United Methodist Church will also be handing out candy at its parking lot during the trick or treat hours.
    In Webberville, the Leroy Township Fire Station will once again be hosting a party, starting at 8 p.m. Treats and refreshments will be offered and a costume judging contest will take place. Also that evening, the Webberville United Methodist Church will hold its annual Halloween Treat Night from 6 to 8 p.m. inside the church. Candy treats will be handed out to the kids, cider, and hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served to everyone.

Free Breakfast being served at St. John’s Episcopal Church Nov. 10 & 24
    A Free Breakfast is being served on two Saturdays, Nov. 10 and Nov. 24, from 8 to 10 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The church is located at 504 Prospect St., Howell.

Family Impact Centers bringing evening of music & art on Saturday, Nov. 3
Tickets Still Available for Fundraiser at Alverson Center 
    Family Impact Centers is excited to be bringing an amazing evening of music and art to the Alverson Center for Performing Arts at Fowlerville High School on Saturday, November 3rd, and it’s not too late to purchase your ticket.
    First of all, the highly inspirational Christian group Sanctus Real will be presenting a live concert along with their special guest Mallary Hope.  Following them will be the super talented Jared Emerson, who will “hand” paint one of his most famous works entitled Face of God. (By the way, Jared performed at Family Impact Centers’ 2014 Benefit, and all who attended were in awe as they watched him produce, in less than ten minutes, such a powerful piece of art.)  
    The evening will end with the opportunity for someone to purchase this painting during a live auction led by our own Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy.
    Prior to the event, several tables of donated gift baskets, themed packages and other items will be available to view and bid on.  At the close of the program, a name will be drawn from those in attendance, and that person will receive a very special door prize.
     Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with the event beginning at 7:00 sharp!  General admission tickets are $35, and they can be purchased either at www.familyimpactcenters.com, by stopping by the FIC administrative office at 735 N. Grand Avenue (across from Fowlerville High School) or by calling 517-223-4428.  Tickets will also be available that night. 
    Family Impact Centers is providing this unforgettable evening to, first of all, bless and encourage everyone who is able to attend and, second, to raise funds that will assist in their purchase of the Family Impact Wellness Center building. This location just west of town is where the “long-term restoration” part of their mission statement has been in action for the past few years by providing such programs as support groups, Bible studies, health-related seminars, counseling, tutoring for elementary students and parenting classes.
    Please mark your calendar, reserve your seats and invite your family and friends to join you for an unforgettable evening.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Eleanor Gertrude (Ellie) Richards
    RICHARDS, ELEANOR GERTRUDE (Ellie) of Fowlerville, MI, 87, passed away September 30, 2018.  Ellie was born April 8, 1931 in Mason, MI to Charles and Gertrude Showerman. She attended Fowlerville High School and returned to work there in later years where she was known as ‘mom’ to hundreds of school kids.  She led a fun, full and loving life.  
    Beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she lived her life to the fullest each and every day.  A remarkable woman who married her best friend and the love of her life Weston (Wes) on December 6, 1958 and shared over 55 wonderful years together.  Together they raised four children who were fortunate and blessed to call them mom and dad.  
    Ellie loved the Detroit Tigers, and she and Wes spent countless hours together watching and listening to baseball.  She also loved to travel and was always up for an adventure.  She was determined to ‘not let any grass grow under her feet’.  Age seemed to have no limit, her passion for life was unmatched.  Whether camping, boating, riding jet skis, riding roller coasters, golfing, playing games, going for ice cream, dancing in parades, going to movies, telling jokes, singing funny songs, baking, shopping or dining out, it was always fun with Ellie.  Her infectious laugh and energizing presence made all those who knew her love her deeply.  
     Most of all, though, Ellie loved spending precious time with her family and friends.  She spent her winter months in Texas with close friends, and returned home to Michigan to spend spring, summer and fall with her family.  She especially loved her grandchildren.
    Ellie is survived by her children: Brian (Teresa) Richards, Linda (Tim) Clark, Jill (Steve) Redinger, and Kelly (Timothy) Brown; her grandchildren: Derek (Colleen) Richards, Kelsey Richards, Kevin (Beth) Clark, Kristen (Eugene) Ritter, Kayla Brown, and Carla Redinger; her brother: Dick (Angie) Showerman; and many extended family members and close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Wes, parents Charles and Gertrude Showerman, and in-laws Fennick and Marguerite Richards.   
     A Celebration of Life Memorial Party for Ellie will be held starting at 4:00 p.m. November 17, 2018 at St. Mary’s Church at 509 N. Main St, Morrice, MI that will include sharing stories of love and laughter, dinner, music and dancing, just what Ellie would love.  All are encouraged to attend that knew and loved Ellie and share fond memories and laughter in celebration of this great woman and her incredible, full life.  
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 154, Fowlerville, MI. Donations will be presented to the Fowlerville Athletic Boosters and Fowlerville Band Boosters in honor of her work with Fowlerville Schools. Ellie will forever be in our hearts, and her laughter will always ring in our ears.  Heaven received a special angel, indeed.  Fly high and give dad/grandpa a hug and kiss from all of us.  Love you lots and lots.

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
   All Programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents only unless otherwise stated.
   Registration usually opens 2 weeks prior to the event.
Follow us on Facebook & www.fowlervillelibrary.org.
Phone: 517-223-9089
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Cardio Drumming - Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Increase your physical literacy with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfortable clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a small cash-only fee for this class of $6 if you bring your own equipment or $8 to rent a ball, bucket, and drumsticks. Drop-in class.
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Rush Clement Concert - Wednesday, October 24th at 7pm
Adults. Join us in welcoming Rush Clement, guitar extraordinaire, to the Fowlerville Library! Get ready for fun and to enjoy some classic rock music! Rush takes requests, so don’t hesitate to ask for your favorite song! *Register in person to attend. Registration is open and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit.
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Computer Basics B.Y.O.D. - Thursday, October 25th at 1:30-3pm
Adults. Bring Your Own Device. This class will cover a general overview of the computer, starting with how to turn it on, using the mouse and keyboard, working with Windows, and basic computer terminology. The Instructor is Dan Urbane of Central Michigan Consulting. You will need to bring your own laptop with you to this class. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 11th and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit. This class will be held in the library's program room and is limited to 20 participants.
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Yoga with Erin - Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin, co-owner of SoulShine Yoga, and your host, Ms. Beth, for weekly sessions at the Library. Yoga is accessible for adults of all ages through modifications. Please remember to bring water to drink and your own mat to practice on. *Spaces are limited to a first come-first served basis. There is a small $5 cash-only fee for this class. Drop-ins are welcome.
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Halloween Event - Wednesday, October 31st at 6-8pm
All Ages. Decorate a police car with Chief Tyler; touch a truck, including a Fire Truck and DPW Truck; participate in a costume contest at 7:45pm; and enjoy hot chocolate, treat
bags, and more! The library closes at 5pm that day. *Drop-ins are welcome!
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Beyond the Book: Shutter Island - Thursday, November 1st at 7pm
Adults. Featuring a book and its film adaptation. Movie begins at 7pm followed by discussion. Movie-style refreshments will be served. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 11th. Books will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
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Edmund Fitzgerald Presentation - Thursday, November 8th at 7pm
Adults. The Edmund Fitzgerald is the largest and undoubtedly most famous shipwreck in the Great Lakes. Vanishing with 29 lives in 1975, it epitomizes the destructive power of the gales of November, and has become legend in a top 40 song. Ric Mixter is one of only a handful of divers to visit the wreck site, some 550 feet below Lake Superior. His spellbinding lecture encompasses the ship's construction near Detroit and the ship's final voyage from Wisconsin. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 18th and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit.
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String Art – Friday, November 9th at 5-8pm
Teens 6th-12th grades. Transform string and pins into works of art. Start with string, pins, paper, and a board. You end with adorable art! Pizza and a beverage will be served. *Registration is required and includes a 2018-2019 signed Program Permission Form. Registration begins October 26th. Register by November 7th to attend.

‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ to be shown twice at Howell Opera House
    “The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ will be shown twice on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Howell Opera House. Once again, this cult favorite film returns just in time for Halloween! The 1975 musical/comedy/horror film, based on the 1973 musical stage production, is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1930’s through early 1970’s. Dressing up as a favorite character is strongly encouraged – there will be a costume contest at both showings!
    Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for cash bar and socializing. Admission for the 8:00 p.m. show is $20 per person - this includes 1 drink ticket and a participation bag. The admission for the 11:30 p.m. show is $12 for the movie and a participation bag. Please call our office at 517-540-0065 to reserve your ticket today!


Webberville Lions Club holding  annual Wreath Sale now thru Nov. 12
    The Webberville Lions Club is holding its annual Wreath Sale during the remainder of October through November 12th. In addition to wreaths the Lions Club will be selling 15-foot lengths of garland, 3-foot grave blankets and 5-foot grave blankets. Order deadline is November 12th. Payment is due with order. Wreaths - $20; Garland - $15; 3-foot Grave Blanket - $30; 5-foot Grave Blanket - $45. Contact Faye Hargrove at (517) 203-8391 or fayehargrove58@yahoo.com, or any Webberville Lions Club member. Thank you for your support!

Livingston County Parkinson’s Support Group to meet Oct. 30 at hospital
    The Livingston County Parkinson's Support Group will meet on Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. in Community Room 2 of St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, 620 Byron Road, in Howell.  Park in the rear west parking lot and enter through the west entrance canopy.  The speaker is Steve Styes from the Recovery Project.  This is a rehab program for PD patients.  After the formal presentation, an open discussion will take place.  For more information, contact Dr. Stuart Blatt at sblatt63@gmail.com or 810-923-8970.

Howell Opera House to host scaring storytellers on Oct. 27
    Just in time for Halloween, the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild returns to the Howell Opera House for an evening of spooky stories.
    At 7 PM, the first floor will be open to children 14 and younger for age appropriate scary stories. Then at 9 PM, those ages 14 and older can venture upstairs to the second floor of the Opera House and join our resident ghost Meredith for tales to send a chill down your spine!
    The children’s storytelling event will be free of charge.  For the adult storytelling, admission is $20 and will include dessert & coffee.  There is limited seating available for the adult event so please reserve your spot on our website, www.howelloperahouse.com, or call our office at 517-540-0065.

American Legion Auxiliary Craft Show & Bake Sale being held Nov. 17
      The American Legion Auxiliary Craft Show and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday,  November 17th from 10 am – 4 pm at the American Legion Post 141, corner of M-59 and Grand River  in Howell Township. The show offers two floors filled with vendors & auxiliary bake goods. Booth applications available at www.americanlegionpost141.org/coming-events    For more information on booth space availability contact: Melissa Beck 517-546-0690

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Audrey Aurelia Copeland
    Audrey Aurelia Copeland, formerly of Fowlerville, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018 at Independence Village in Grand Ledge, MI, at the age of 90. She was born on May 12, 1928 in Detroit to the late Earnest and Aurelia Haas. She graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1946. On September 20, 1946 she married Elwood Copeland, who preceded her in death on February 20, 2005.
    She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fowlerville.  She worked at Frank’s IGA and Community State Bank. She spent many years as a volunteer in the library at Smith Elementary School and as a greeter at Kreeger Elementary School.  She loved watching her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s sporting activities.
    Audrey is survived by her sister, Jenny Westmoreland of Prescott, AZ; foster brothers, Ernie (Connie) Marenich of Dimondale, MI, and Gerry Marenich of Sacramento, CA; brother-in-law Wayne (Sue) Copeland of Fowlerville, sister-in-law Doris Hallock of Perry, MI; son David Copeland and wife Sue of Kalamazoo, MI, son Ken Copeland and wife Laurie of Fowlerville, MI, daughter Sue and husband Rick Schuemann of Battle Creek, MI,  daughter Wendy and husband Ritch Lewis of Midland, MI; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
     Services will be held at Herrmann Funeral Home, 1005 East Grand River Ave, Fowlerville, MI. Visitation will take place on Monday, October 15, from 3:00 – 8:00 PM. The Funeral will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 16, at 10:00 AM with Pastor Tom Tarpley officiating,  immediately followed by a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery  and a luncheon at First United Methodist Church of Fowlerville.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fowlerville Community Schools. Please leave the family a condolence at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

Gerald William Klaus
    Gerald William Klaus, 79, of Fowlerville, Michigan passed away Tuesday October 9, 2018 in Howell, Michigan. Gerald was born on May 10, 1939 to August Henry and Helen Edna Klaus in Brighton, Michigan.
    Gerald started his business, Klaus Gardening, in 1961 and continued cutting grass even after his retirement in 2012. In recent years he was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Perry. Gerald loved hunting, fishing, motorcycles, restoring cars, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Gerald, who was known by many as Jerry, married  the love of his life, Margaret Klaus of Fowlerville on September 5, 1959. Together they raised two sons: August (Wendy) Klaus, age 58 of Fowlerville, and Walter (Vivianne) Klaus, age 55 of Howell .
     Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Margaret, his sister Marlene Floury, and brother Tom Klaus.
     Gerald is survived lovingly by his two sons, his grandchildren: Dennis Cummings, Kimberly Wilson, Jessica Bozung, Kyle Klaus, Courtney Klaus, Andrew Klaus, Zachary Klaus. and his great-grandchildren: Callie Cummings, Kirbie Wilson, Braden Bozung, Charlie Bozung, Scarlett Klaus, Kaidence Bennett, Trent Bozung and Elijah Klaus.
  Visitation took place Friday, October 12, 2018 at Herrmann Funeral Home, from 2-8 p.m.  The Funeral was this Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nazarene Church of Perry.         
     In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you donate to St Jude Children's Hospital.  Please leave the family a condolence at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com


Bernice (Bernie) Vealey
   Bernice (Bernie) Vealey, age 81, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her home in Williamston on September 25, 2018. She was born on November 29, 1936 to Joseph and Louise McArdle in Chandler Township, MI. Bernie and husband Frank Vealey previously owned the Bif’s Grocery in Webberville. 
    She was active with the Blue Star Mothers, American Legion Post 296, charter member and Past Worthy President of the Williamston Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 4091 and a member of St Mary’s Parish all in Williamston. She loved flower and vegetable gardening. She also enjoyed cooking for others, canning, quilting, and making her own wine.
     She was predeceased by her parents, brothers: Jim, Bob, Joe, Dale, and Leo McArdle, sisters: Helen Hyzer and Doris Dean, son-in-law: Gene Cebula, “Daughter”: Julie McManaman Martell, beloved husband: Frank Vealey and her first born: Glenn P. Davis. 
    Survivors include children: Beth Davis, April Cebula both of Dansville, Diane (Kevin) Webster, Bob (Carolyn Grabarczyk) Davis, Tom Davis all of Williamston, Tracy (Dennis) Putman of Charlotte, Barry (Jennifer) Davis and Joyce (Ryan) Goetz both of Webberville. Her sisters: Joan Blome of Bad Axe, MI and Audrey Galbraith of Jacksonville, NC and former husband, father of her children, Carl W. Davis. Bernie also had many beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many awesome friends. She will be sorely missed. 
    Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 28, from 4-8 p.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home, Fowlerville.  Funeral Mass took place on Saturday, Sept. 29, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Williamston.  Burial followed at Alchin Farms Cemetery in Webberville. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Williamston Eagles Auxillary #4091.

Russell Gardner
    Russell Gardner was born March 26, 1955 in Howell, MI. Russell passed away at age 63 on Tuesday October 9, 2018 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan surrounded by his loved ones.
    Russell is survived by his wife, Pam (of 43 years); his children, Chris, Scott (Katrina), Kelly (Trevor), and Kathy (Jon); and his grandchildren, Cole, Jake, Abby, Halie, Mya, and Sammy.
     Preceding Russell’s death were his mother, Helen, his father, Dean, and his brother, Dean.
    Russell was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather (Pa/Grampy) with a passion for woodworking, building things, and teaching others—especially his grandchildren. 
  He especially enjoyed building projects with his grandchildren at Christmas and other holidays by assisting and encouraging them to use their imaginations and create special gifts for family members.
    Russell’s other passion he enjoyed greatly was his love for antiques and tractors—especially if it involved traveling to shows, swap meets or auctions where he could find his next “treasure” for his collection.
    He will be remembered most by his famous one-liners of 
“Hey, check this out!” or  “Hey, look what I picked up!”
     Please leave the family a condolence at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

Sandra L. Alchin
    Sandra L. Alchin, age 82, of Webberville, died October 5, 2018.
    She was born October 13, 1935 in Lansing to Horace and Opal (Rosebury) Burgess. On July 19, 1952 she married Raymond O Alchin who preceded her in death.
    Sandy, as she was known to all, was employed for over 30 years by Bent Tube, Inc., V.Z.'s for several years and Walmart for the most recent several years.
    She loved family, friends, church, gardening, cooking, birdwatching, (especially Hummingbirds) and her cats Mickey and Felix.  She was also an avid sports fan.
    She is survived by her four children, Cheryl Crofoot of Howell, Michael Alchin of Webbervile, Scott (Terri) Alchin of Webberville and Judi Lennox of Lawrenceville, Georgia, eight grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren, a sister Sue Klont, a brother Brian Burgess, and many nieces and nephews.
    Memorial services were held on October 11, 2018 at Fowlerville UB Church with Lead Pastor, Mark Wilson officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Fowlerville UB Church. Arrangements by: Herrmann Funeral Home.  Please leave the family a condolence at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
    All Programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents only unless otherwise stated.
    Registration usually opens 2 weeks prior to the event.
Follow us on Facebook & www.fowlervillelibrary.org.
Phone: 517-223-9089
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Cardio Drumming - Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Increase your physical literacy with a fun workout with instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfortable clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a small cash-only fee for this class of $6 if you bring your own equipment or $8 to rent a ball, bucket, and drumsticks. Drop-in class.
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Halloween Bingo - Wednesday, October 17th at 5:30-6:30pm
Families. Dress up in your favorite costume and play bingo at the library! Win prizes and have fun with your friends and family! *Space is limited. Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 3rd.
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Yoga with Erin - Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin, co-owner of SoulShine Yoga, and your host, Ms. Beth, for weekly sessions at the Library. Yoga is accessible for adults of all ages through modifications. Please remember to bring water to drink and your own mat to practice on. *Spaces are limited to a first come-first served basis. There is a small $5 cash-only fee for this class. Drop-ins are welcome.
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Rush Clement Concert - Wednesday, October 24th at 7pm
Adults. Join us in welcoming Rush Clement, guitar extraordinaire, to the Fowlerville Library! Get ready for fun and to enjoy some classic rock music! Rush takes requests, so don’t hesitate to ask for your favorite song! *Register in person to attend. Registration is open and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit.
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Computer Basics B.Y.O.D. - Thursday, October 25th at 1:30-3pm
Adults. Bring Your Own Device. This class will cover a general overview of the computer, starting with how to turn it on, using the mouse and keyboard, working with Windows, and basic computer terminology. The Instructor is Dan Urbane of Central Michigan Consulting. You will need to bring your own laptop with you to this class. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 11th and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit. This class will be held in the library's program room and is limited to 20 participants.
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Halloween Event - Wednesday, October 31st at 6-8pm
All Ages. Decorate a police car with Chief Tyler; touch a truck, including a Fire Truck and DPW Truck; participate in a costume contest at 7:45pm; and enjoy hot chocolate, treat bags, and more! The library closes at 5pm that day. *Drop-ins are welcome!
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Beyond the Book: Shutter Island - Thursday, November 1st at 7pm
Adults. Featuring a book and its film adaptation. Movie begins at 7pm followed by discussion. Movie-style refreshments will be served. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 11th. Books will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
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Edmund Fitzgerald Presentation - Thursday, November 8th at 7pm
Adults. The Edmund Fitzgerald is the largest and undoubtedly most famous shipwreck in the Great Lakes. Vanishing with 29 lives in 1975, it epitomizes the destructive power of the gales of November, and has become legend in a top 40 song. Ric Mixter is one of only a handful of divers to visit the wreck site, some 550 feet below Lake Superior. His spellbinding lecture encompasses the ship's construction near Detroit and the ship's final voyage from Wisconsin. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 18th and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit.

Webberville United Methodist Church Harvest Dinner being served on Oct. 20
    The annual Harvest Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 20,  from 4-7 pm at the Webberville United Methodist Church, located at 4215 E Holt Road, Webberville. The menu includes turkey/ham and all the trimmings.  Free will donation.  Take out available.

Millville UMC Women hosting turkey supper, bake & craft sale Oct. 27
    The Millville United Methodist Women will be hosting a Turkey Supper, Bake and Craft Sale on Saturday, October 27 from 5 to 7pm.  The meal will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade dressing, Key West vegetable medley, coleslaw, and rolls.  Dessert will be either pie or cake.   All profits from this meal will go towards various mission projects.   
    The bake sale will offer you a variety of baked goods to choose from.  The meal is for a free will offering and take outs will be available. We look forward to seeing you!  Millville UMC is located at 1932 N. M-52, which is 9 miles south of I-96 on M-52.  For more information contact the church at 517-851-7853.


Free breakfast being served on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Howell church
    A Free Breakfast is being served on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 -10 a.m. at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 504 Prospect St., Howell. 

Fowlerville United Methodist Church hosting annual Turkey Supper on Nov. 1
   Mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 1, when the  Fowlerville United Methodist Women host their 75th Annual Turkey Supper. The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, located at 201 S. Second Street. A free will offering will be accepted and carry-outs are available. There will also be a bake sale and craft bazaar.
    All proceeds will be used on area mission projects.

Fowlerville Junior High Volleyball Teams hosting ‘PINK OUT-2018
    Fowlerville Junior High Volleyball Teams will host their annual PINK OUT this Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the high school competition gym. Everyone is invited to attend the games and participate in the planned activities during the afternoon. Fans and students need to bring extra cash to participate in these activities and help raise funds. Regular admission prices are charged for the volleyball matches.
   There will be the perennial favorite “Water Bottle Flip,’ a bake sale, raffle, hula-hoop serve, plus the sale of CANCER AWARENESS items. Several activities will also take place during the Tuesday lunch periods at the junior high.   
    All monies from PINK OUT will go to a local family dealing with cancer. If you’re unable to attend, donations may be dropped off at either the Fowlerville High School athletic office or the Fowlerville Junior High office. Thank you for you support.

Euchre Fun Night being held at the Webberville Library on Oct. 27
    The Friends of the Webberville Library is sponsoring a Euchre Fun Night fundraiser on Saturday, October 27. Registration at 6:00 p.m. and playing begins 6:30 p.m. at the Webberville Cultural Center. The entry fee is $10 per person to play. Prizes will be awarded and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Snacks and beverages will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Please join us for our Webberville Library fundraiser.

Crossroads United Methodist Church holding Swiss steak dinner on Oct. 27
    Crossroads United Methodist Church will offer the second in its 2018 fall series of Swiss steak dinners for the public on Saturday, October 27.  Doors open at 4 p.m. and remain open as long as supplies last.  The church is at the corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads east of Haslett and north of Williamston.  
    Menu for the dinner will be Swiss steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and beverages.  Cost is $9 for adults, with children under 10 free.  Take outs are available.
    At the dinner two names will be drawn for free dinners at the next event January 26, 2019.  For more details, please find the church on Facebook, call 517/655-1466, email at office.umccrossroads@gmail.com, see the church website, www.umccrossroads.com.

Community-Wide Women’s Bible Studies to start in early November
   Uninvited:  Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, a 6-week video-based study by Lysa TerKeurst, is being offered this fall by Family Impact Centers. Lysa digs deep into God’s Word to help you identify the roots of rejection, overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved. With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability and refreshing wit, Lysa will take you on a visual journey in the Holy Land to experience Scripture like you never have before.
    Two different class options are available:  Monday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 starting on November 5th and ending December 10th and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 beginning on November 7th and ending December 12th. Location for both classes is the Family Impact Wellness Center at 9430 W. Grand River, just 1 ½ miles west of downtown Fowlerville.
     Cost for this class $16. This fee covers both the participant’s guide (for notetaking during the DVD’s and discussion times as well as for each week’s personal studies) and her 240-page book, also entitled Uninvited, which will be referred to between sessions.  Scholarships are available if needed.
    To reserve your seat in this very relevant and life-changing Bible study, please call Barb at Family Impact Center (517-223-4428) as soon as possible.

Saturday, October 6, 2018


Jay C. Bohnett
    Jay C. Bohnett was born November 1, 1954 to the late George and Sandra (Tuttle) Bohnett in Webberville, MI and passed away on September 28, 2018 in Lansing, MI at age 63. 
    Jay was a lifetime resident of Webberville graduating in 1972. He was part of the Operating Engineers Local #324 (local organization) since 1976, and was employed by Eisenhower Construction and Midwest Bridge, where he took pride building many of the highways we drive on today. 
    Jay really enjoyed spending time with his Chesapeake Bay retrievers: Bella and Beau. He loved to be outdoors fishing, hunting, and gardening. His greatest pleasures undoubtedly were spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 
    Jay is preceded in death by his parents: George and Sandra Bohnett. He will be treasured in memory by his loving wife Laura Bohnett, son Eric (Megan) Bohnett, daughters Nicole and Jayme Bohnett, grandchildren Connor, Jay, Braxton and Avery, and sisters Michelle Giddings, Terry Chase (Jeff), and Lori Young (Butch). 
    Services have already been held. 
    Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Miami, FL 33134.

Oak Grove UMC holding swiss steak dinner, plus bazaar & bake sale Oct.20
   A Swiss Steak Dinner, Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale is being held Saturday, October 20, 4:30-7 p.m. at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Road, Howell (5 miles north of M-59).  Join us for a delicious meal: Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls & pies.  No reservations necessary.  A free-will donation will be taken at the door. Plan to visit our craft bazaar and bake sale – open from 4-7 p.m. for Christmas gifts and delicious food items. For information, please call the church office 517-546-3942.

Livingston County Baby Fair being  held at LESA on Saturday, Oct. 13
     Expectant and new parents and families in Livingston County are invited to the free Livingston County Baby Fair on Saturday, October 13th. The fair will take place from 9am-noon at the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA), located at 1425 W Grand River Avenue in Howell. Children are welcome.  The Baby Fair will feature tables from groups including local government agencies, libraries, parent support groups, breastfeeding support, as well as free flu shots provided by Michigan Medicine. Four educational workshops will be held. For more information about the Livingston County Baby Fair please contact Holly Naylor at 517-548-1350 or hnaylor@lacasacenter.org

Howell Presbyterian Church holding ‘Treasures & Treats’ Craft Show 
    Treasures & Treats Craft Show will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, 10am-3pm.  at 323 W. Grand River, First Presbyterian Church of Howell For more information www.fpchowell.org

Howell Elks Lodge accepting  donations for Oct. 12 indoor garage sale
     Howell Elks Lodge is accepting donations for their indoor garage sale. Proceeds to help support disabled veterns and special needs children. Donations can be dropped off anytime after 3pm at the Lodge: 2830 E Grand River Ave - right next to Bob Maxy Ford. The sale is Friday, October 12th through the 14th, from 3pm-8pm

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
    All Programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents only unless otherwise stated.
    Registration usually opens 2 weeks prior to the event.
Follow us on Facebook & www.fowlervillelibrary.org.
Phone: 517-223-9089
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Cardio Drumming - Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Increase your physical literacy with a fun workout with licensed fitness instructor, Chesney Stock, of Exertion Nutrition. Please remember to bring water and wear comfortable clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a small cash-only fee for this class of $5 if you bring your own equipment or $7 to rent a ball, bucket, and drumsticks. Drop-in class.
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Yoga with Erin - Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin, co-owner of Soul Shine Yoga, and your host, Ms. Beth, for weekly sessions at the Library. Yoga is accessible for adults of all ages through modifications. Please remember to bring water to drink and your own mat to practice on. *Spaces are limited to a first come-first served basis. There is a small $5 cash-only fee for this class. Drop-ins are welcome.
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Halloween Bingo - Wednesday, October 17th at 5:30-6:30pm
Families. Dress up in your favorite costume and play bingo at the library! Win prizes and have fun with your friends and family! *Space is limited. Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 3rd.
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Hungrytown Concert CANCELLED
Due to circumstances out of their control, Hungrytown is unable to travel to Michigan this year, and so our Hungrytown Concert has been cancelled. We will announce a new October program soon. Check our website www.fowlervillelibrary.org and the Fowlerville News & Views for updates.
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Computer Basics B.Y.O.D. - Thursday, October 25th at 1:30-3pm
Adults. Bring Your Own Device. This class will cover a general overview of the computer, starting with how to turn it on, using the mouse and keyboard, working with Windows, and basic computer terminology. The Instructor is Dan Urbane of Central Michigan Consulting. You will need to bring your own laptop with you to this class. *Register in person to attend. Registration begins October 11th and includes a refundable $5 cash deposit. This class will be held in the library's program room and is limited to 20 participants.
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Halloween Event - Wednesday, October 31st at 6-8pm
All Ages. Decorate a police car with Chief Tyler; touch a truck, including a Fire Truck and DPW Truck; participate in a costume contest at 7:45pm; and enjoy hot chocolate, treat bags, and more! The library closes at 5pm that day. *Drop-ins are welcome!