Saturday, November 16, 2019

Daniel Frank Eldridge
    Daniel  Frank Eldridge, age 80, a long-time resident of Fowlerville, died November 10, 2019.  He was born October 26, 1939 in Bear Lake, Michigan.  Surviving him are his loving wife of 57 years, Janet.  Three children, Sherry (Walt) Stringer of Warren, Marcia Goodnough of Webbervile and Dwight (Raylene) Eldridge of Howell.  Two grandchildren, Mindy (Matt) Legg and Chase Eldridge.  One great granddaughter, Sophia Legg.  
    Dan graduated for Fowlerville High School in 1959.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964, then served an additional four years in the National Guard and Army Reserves.  He was a business owner of D.E. Towing in Fowlerville from 1964-2007. Dan was a member of Antrim Baptist Church in Byron.  
    Visitation was held at Herrmann Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.  Funeral services took place at Antrim Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 15, at 11:00 a.m. with burial following at Greenwood Cemetery with full Military Honors.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Antrim Baptist Youth Group. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

St. John’s Episcopal Church offering free breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 23
    St. John’s Episcopal Church in Howell is offering a free breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. The church is located at 504 Prospect St.

Livingston County Concert Band to present holiday show on Dec. 8 
    The Livingston County Concert Band, under the direction of Dale Marzewski, will present its concert, ‘Twas the Concert Before Christmas,’ at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center, Howell High School, 1200 West Grand River Ave.
     This concert features favorite Christmas music, a Christmas sing-a-long, guest vocalists and music from the movie Home Alone. Santa will be at the concert, too! Bring the kids for pictures and a treat from Santa! 
    Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 62 and older), while children and students are free.  Refreshments served following the concert. 
     Please visit the band’s website (www.lccbmusic.org) or check out the Livingston County Concert Band Facebook page for more information.

Howell Chamber announces 2020 Livingston County Home Show dates
    The dates for the 57th Annual Livingston County Home Show — a collection of 200 landscape and home improvement inspirations — are set for Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, at the Howell High School Fieldhouse, 1200 W. Grand River Avenue in Howell. The event is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce. 
   As the show will run in tandem with Spring break for area schools and families, this year’s theme will be “Take A Stay Cation!” Many families choose to stay home and this is the perfect opportunity to check out home spruce up and remodeling ideas.
    The Livingston County Home Show is proud to announce this year’s major sponsor as PuroClean of Howell. PuroClean offers restoration services in the event of an unexpected disaster such as a fire, flood, sewage backup, and more. 
    Contracts have been sent to last year’s exhibitors. It’s anticipated that there will be some exhibit spaces available. Area businesses who offer home improvement, landscaping and decorating services are invited to apply. Exhibitor applications are now available on the Livingston County Home Show website, visit www.livingstoncountyhomeshow.com.
   For more information on the Livingston County Home Show, contact Jeanne Clum at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, at 517-546-3920 or email lchomeshow@howell.org.

Friends of Webberville Library holding Gloves, Mittens, Hats & Scarves Drive
    The Friends of the Webberville Library is sponsoring their annual Children's Gloves, Mittens, Hats and Scarves Drive from Nov. 20 through Dec. 9. All donations will be given to the Webberville Area Food and Clothing Bank. You may bring your new items to the library during the following times: Monday 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday or Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 2 to 6 p.m.or Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Your donations will help some Webberville area children stay warm through this winter.

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
    All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Register in-person to attend; starting the first of each month, unless otherwise stated. Adult programs include a $5 refundable cash deposit. Teen Program attendance requires a signed 2019-2020 Program Permission Form.
   Call (517) 223-9089 for more information.
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The library closes early at 3pm Wednesday November 27th, 2019 and will be closed Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28th, 2019 thru Friday November 29th, 2019. Regular hours will resume Saturday November 30th, 2019.
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WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS
Reading to Bosco: Most Mondays at 4pm
All Ages. Bosco is a Therapy Dog-in-Training. Reading to Bosco improves literacy skills, builds fluency, and reading confidence regardless of ability. Bosco’s “Mom” Shelly has been a part of our library community for over 15 years volunteering her time and her other reading therapy dogs. 
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Cardio Drumming: Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Get your sweat on with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfy clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a cash fee of $6 for this class if you bring your own equipment. Kit rental is additional $2 fee. 
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D&D and Magic the Gathering Club: Thursdays 2:30-4pm
6th-12th Graders. Drop in at the Library for a fun after-school group where you can learn more about Dungeon & Dragons role-playing game and play Magic the Gathering card game on your own. We provide the Dungeon Master (Ms. Tally), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun! 
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Cozy Crafting Around the Fireplace: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm
Adult Drop-in. Join us at the library for an opportunity to work on current craft projects and to socialize with other crafters.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, or other current craft project to work on in the library around the cozy fireplace. 
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Honest Yoga at the Library: Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin Wade RYT, owner of Honest Yoga, for Gentle Yoga at the Library. Gentle Yoga is for adults of all ages through modifications and the use of props. Please bring a mat to practice on. *There is a cash fee of $5 fee for this class. 
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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Comforting Casseroles Tasting & Recipe Swap: Thursday, November 14th at 7pm
Got a favorite casserole that you want to share with friends? Looking for some new casserole recipes to warm you up this November? Join us for a casserole tasting and recipe swap at the library. Make a casserole, then bring it and the recipe to the library to share! The library staff will copy all the recipes & you will leave with some new recipes to try at home. Please provide enough for 22 samples. Registration is open.
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Family Movie Night: The Lego Movie 2: Wednesday, November 20th 5:30-7pm
“Everything is Awesome” at the library family movie night! We’ll be serving pizza, popcorn & drinks during the show! *Movie length: 1 hour 47 minutes. Registration is open.
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Beyond the Book: Classics—A Christmas Carol: November 21st 6:30pm
A “book and movie” group. Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library, then let the group discussion begin! Movie style refreshments will be served.
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    Follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.

Crossroads United Methodist Church hosting Children’s Christmas Party 
   Area children are invited to a Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Crossroads United Methodist Church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads east of Haslett and north of Williamston.  
    Starting at 9 a.m., the kids will be treated to a pancake breakfast, followed by a Christmas story.  They then may make a variety of Christmas crafts, gift wrapping those they choose to give as presents.
    The fun is free of charge.  For details, contact the church at 517/655-1466, email at office.umccrossroads@gmail.com, and find the church on Facebook.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Anna Rose Dietrich
   Anna Rose Dietrich, age 88, of Fowlerville, died November 4, 2019. She was born February 18, 1931 in Farmington, Michigan to Michael and Elisa Ferrante.
   She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Chet, her son Keith, and siblings Adeline, Alice, Michael, Grace, Mary Jo and Dorothy.  Surviving are her daughter Carol (Warren) and son Ken (Mary Jo); grandchildren Kito, Casey, Phil, and Matt, and great-grandson Jaiden.  She is also survived by her brother Tony and many nieces and nephews.
     Anna lived her entire adult life in Fowlerville and was active in the First United Methodist Church of Fowlerville.  Over the years, she generously donated countless hours of her time to many organizations throughout the community.
     A celebration of Anna’s life will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Fowlerville, 201 S. Second St. on Thursday, November 14th.  The family will welcome your memories beginning at 10 a.m., with service at 11 a.m., and a luncheon in the church hall afterwards. Pastor Scott Herald will officiate the funeral service. Her interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Anna’s memory to your favorite charity.

Father James Lothamer
   Father James Lothamer, PSS, PhD, passed into the warm embrace of eternal love on November 1, 2019 on All Saints Day, at the age of 76.  Born James William Lothamer in Coldwater, MI on November 9, 1942 to John and Helen (Cox) Lothamer, he was the second child of a family of 14 siblings. 
   As a young man, he attended Coldwater St. Charles School before entering St. Charles Seminary in Columbus, Ohio where he received his undergraduate degree. He completed his seminary training at St. John’s Seminary in Plymouth, MI. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he joined the Society of St. Sulpice, a French order of priest teachers that conducted higher education for priests and lay ministers throughout the world.
    Fr. Jim was assigned to St. Mary’s College in Baltimore, MD, where he remained for 20 years of his ministry. While in his teaching and administrative duties at St. Mary’s he took a sabbatical to the University of Toronto where he earned doctorate degrees in Theology and Philosophy.
    Returning to Michigan in the early 1990’s, Fr. Lothamer served as Pastor and Intermediate Pastor at the following Churches: St. Joseph, Adrian; St. Agnes, Fowlerville; St. John Student Chapel, East Lansing; St. Mary, Pinckney; St. Mary, Charlotte; St. Ann, Bellevue; St. Mary, Bronson; and St. Mary, Morrice. Each parish brought new friends and relationships that he cherished and maintained. A three-year interim was spent in Menlow Park, CA, as director of a Sulpician Retreat Center for Catholic Priest. 
    A long life of servitude and involvement as a priest, teacher, friend, and family member, Fr. Lothamer led a life focusing on the importance of community, social action, and the mystical love of God. He was always generous with his intellect and resources, and his homilies are noted for the deep and powerful teaching truths that pervaded his texts.
   Among Fr. Lothamer’s loves were company, study, travel and family ancestry. Connecting his American family with their European counterparts through his language skills, he cemented family ties. He delighted in sitting in the French/German countryside sharing conversations and a glass of wine with his European cousins.
    Fr. Jim was well loved by his large family. He knew each person from the oldest to the youngest and, as one nephew shared, “He was always nearby.” Fr. Lothamer’s life journey involved prayer, knowledge and heart. He will be missed by all who benefited from his ministry and presence. 
     Fr. Jim is survived by his sisters: Susanne Colligan, Sharon Harrington, Rose Bonvillain, and Helen Malinowski; his brothers: Peter, Jesse, Timothy, Simon, Joseph, Patrick, Jerry, and Christopher. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack; and his parents.

   Friends were encouraged to pay tribute to Fr. Jim during the following services. A Rosary was held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville, MI. Visitation followed  from 5-7:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service  was held at 7:00 p.m.   A second visitation was held on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., followed by the Funeral Mass at 6:30 p.m. A third visitation was being held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bellevue (Fr. Jim’s birthday) with a Prayer Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment followed the Prayer Service at Riverside Cemetery in Bellevue, MI.  
    If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Lothamer Family Burse of Zambia, checks payable to The Society of St. Sulpice. Cards may be sent to the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville. Friends and family are asked to share memories of Fr. James Lothamer on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com.  The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

Silent Auction fundraiser being held at the Webberville Library
    The Friends of the Webberville Library Silent Auction fund-raiser is being held November 12 through November 26—just in time for the coming gift giving season. Original artwork, homemade craft items, themed gift baskets, gift cards, event tickets and services from local businesses will be awarded to the highest bidders. 
    For questions call 517-521-3643 or check the CADL website for Library hours.

Blue Notes to offer captivating sounds at Howell Eagles Club next Sunday
    The stirring and captivating sounds of The Blue Notes Dance Band will be drifting over the Howell Eagles Club, located at141 Schroeder Park Drive, on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 3:00 to 7:00pm when the band plays their special blends of various instrumental and vocal selections from their vast and varied repertoire, something for everyone. 
     Requests are always welcome and encouraged. Membership is not a requirement to enjoy all of this fun and fellowship for a mere $5 admission fee. Good food and beverages are also available for purchase.
    This dance will be a special time where family, friends, dancers, other bands and members will join us in remembering and bidding our final farewell to one of our own band members, John Simpson, who passed away earlier this year. We shall forever miss you! Thanks to all of you for your love and support.
    Please join us for our last dance of this season on December 15. See you then. Call 517-548-1630 or 517-548-4313 for additional information.

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
    All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Register in-person to attend; starting the first of each month, unless otherwise stated. Adult programs include a $5 refundable cash deposit. Teen Program attendance requires a signed 2019-2020 Program Permission Form.
Call (517) 223-9089 for more information.
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    The library closes early at 3pm Wednesday, November 27th, and will be closed Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28th, thru Friday, November 29th. Regular hours will resume Saturday November 30th.
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WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS
Reading to Bosco: Most Mondays at 4pm
All Ages. Bosco is a Therapy Dog-in-Training. Reading to Bosco improves literacy skills, builds fluency, and reading confidence regardless of ability. Bosco’s “Mom” Shelly has been a part of our library community for over 15 years volunteering her time and her other reading therapy dogs. 
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Cardio Drumming: Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Get your sweat on with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfy clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a cash fee of $6 for this class if you bring your own equipment. Kit rental is additional $2 fee. 
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D&D and Magic the Gathering Club: Thursdays 2:30-4pm
6th-12th Graders. Drop in at the Library for a fun afterschool group where you can learn more about Dungeon & Dragons role-playing game and play Magic the Gathering card game on your own. We provide the Dungeon Master (Ms. Tally), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun!
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Cozy Crafting Around the Fireplace: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm
Adult Drop-in.   Join us at the library for an opportunity to work on current craft projects and to socialize with other crafters.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, or other current craft project to work on in the library around the cozy fireplace. 
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Honest Yoga at the Library: Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin Wade RYT, owner of Honest Yoga, for Gentle Yoga at the Library. Gentle Yoga is for adults of all ages through modifications and the use of props. Please bring a mat to practice on. *There is a cash fee of $5 fee for this class. 
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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Adult Pop-Up Library:  Monday November 11th 10 am at Livingston Greene and 11am at Glenwood Apartments 
We are coming to visit residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood apartments! Starting on Monday November 11th we will be visiting the residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood every second Monday of the month through the winter. Residents will be able to get a library card; check in & out FDL books, books on CD, and DVDS. We will also help residents access the Axis 360 app and ebooks! Visit us in your common room!
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Comforting Casseroles Tasting & Recipe Swap: Thursday, November 14th at 7pm
Got a favorite casserole that you want to share with friends? Looking for some new casseroles recipes to warm you up this November? Join us for a casserole tasting and recipe swap at the library. Make a casserole, then bring it and the recipe to the library to share! The library staff will copy all the recipes & you will leave with some new recipes to try at home. Please provide enough for 22 samples. *Registration is open.
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Family Movie Night: The Lego Movie 2:Wednesday, November 20th 5:30-7pm
“Everything is Awesome” at the library family movie night! We’ll be serving pizza, popcorn & drinks during the show! *Movie length: 1 hour 47 minutes.* Registration is open.
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Beyond the Book: Classics—A Christmas Carol: November 21st 6:30pm
A “book and movie” group. Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library, then let the group discussion begin! Movie style refreshments will be served. Books will be given while supplies last.
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    Follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Debra Jean Leathem
April 3, 1976 - October 4, 2019
     Debra Jean Leathem, age 43 of Acworth, Georgia (formerly of Webberville, Michigan) peacefully passed away on October, 4, 2019,  at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.  She was born in Lansing, Michigan on April 3, 1976, the daughter of Richard and Erma (Wood) Leathem. She spent most of her adult life as store manager of Bird Watcher Supply Co. in Marietta, Georgia. 
     She is survived by her parents Richard and Erma Leathem of Webberville, her sister, Patricia Leathem of Webberville, brother Steven and wife Karyl Leathem of Lansing and brother Jim Leathem of Webberville.  She is also survived by her grandmother, Hazel (Johnson) Wood of Webberville as well as her aunts, Doris and husband David Reed of Missouri; Nancy and husband Richard Kubiak, Bonnie Wood, Janet Wood, uncles Robert Wood and Tom Budden all of Webberville, aunts Nancy and husband Terry Hueffed and Gracie Taylor of California, and several cousins.   Preceding her in death is her aunt, Mary Budden of Webberville, grandfather, Robert (known as Junior) Wood of Webberville, grandmother, Jean Kroeckel of California, uncle Brian Taylor of California and grandfather, Paul Leathem of Ohio. 
     A “Celebration of Debbie’s Life” will be held on November 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at  the Webberville United Methodist Church, 4215 E. Holt Rd., Webberville, MI (corner of South M-52 and Holt Rds.).

William H. Sweet
    William H. Sweet of Webberville, age 71, died on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Sparrow Hospital of Lansing surrounded by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at 1pm Friday, November 1, 2019 at the O’Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio, with Pastor Nate Kingsley officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Morris City Cemetery. The family received visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 11am until the time of service at 1pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation.      William was born July 19, 1948 in Flint, Michigan to the late William and Catherine (Holloway) Sweet. He was raised in the Mt. Morris area where he also attended school. William married Ellie Williams in Belleville and together they enjoyed 49 years. Mr. Sweet served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked for the Detroit Carpenters Union, Local #687 for 25 years before retiring. 
    William was a member of Vantown Community Church in Webberville. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, his orchard, and was known for always having a cup of coffee. William loved to fish and earned his captain’s license to take out his own charter boat. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. William was always there to offer a helping hand to anyone. 
    Surviving are: Wife, Ellie Sweet; Daughter, Jennifer (Eric) Soderberg; Son, Ryan (Krystal) Sweet; 6 grandchildren: Tyler Harrison, Shane Harrison, Alexis Soderberg, Kody Sweet, Logan Sweet, and Lillian Sweet; 1 great grandson, Landon Whaley; Sister, Sharon (Michael) Bois; Many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and dear friends. William was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Sweet. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com

Margaret Grace (Mercure) Earls
    Margaret Grace (Mercure) Earls died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2019, (aged 70) with her husband  Gerald by her side.  She is finally at rest with Jesus in Heaven! Meg battled bone cancer for the past two years. Meg was married to Jerry for 50 years and was the mother of three children: Rob (Darla) Earls of Fowlerville, Russ Earls of Lewiston, and Lacie (Josh) Latson of Fowlerville;  She is survived by her sister: Nancy Baker Kilbride, brothers: Paul and Glenn Mercure, and brother-in-law: Robert Sietman.  She has joined her parents: Art & Bernice Mercure and sister Anne Sietman and her brother Davey Mercure in Heaven. 
     She will be greatly missed by her entire family and was the beloved Grandma (G Ma) of Zachary and Breonna Earls and Averie, Weslee and Luke Latson.
     She attended Centerpointe Church in Howell, and Meg really enjoyed her Bible study group at United Brethren (UB) in Fowlerville.
    A celebration of Margaret's life was held at Centerpointe Church in Howell, Mich. on Oct. 30, 2019. Family and friends were invited to attend from 2pm until 5pm for visitation and the Funeral Service at 5pm. 
   If so desired, in lieu of flowers and as your expression of sympathy in Margaret's memory, donations to the "Risberg Hospice Foundation" a Non Profit End Care on 135 Free Street, Fowlerville Michigan 48836 would be appreciated. This Hospice home, The Guest House is a loving, caring place for any family to experience in this difficult time. 
     A burial Ceremony was being conducted on Nov. 2, 2019 in Lewiston, Michigan at  St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

Webberville United Methodist Church to serve Chicken Dinner on Nov. 16
    The Webberville United Methodist Church is having its monthly chicken dinner on Saturday, Nov.16, with oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables and biscuits. The meal will include coffee, lemonade, and dessert. The dinner will be served 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 per adult, $4 for children 12 and under; pre-schoolers eat free. The church is located on the corner of Holt Road and M-52.

Williamston Area Senior Center holding 4th Annual Charity Chili Challenge
    The 4th Annual Charity Chili Challenge will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 7pm at the Old Nation Brewing 1500 W. Grand River, Williamston.  Again this year, Old Nation Brewing Company cooks will compete among themselves to win the Chili Challenge.  The cost will be $9.00 for one large bowl of chili or $12.00 for a flight of 5 small bowls and this year, each will include a side salad.  $4.00 per bowl or $6.00 per flight will be directly donated to the Williamston Area Senior Center by Old Nation Brewing Company.  
    “The Williamston Seniors and the Williamston Area Senior Center are very appreciative of the support we receive from the Williamston non-profit and business community especially from the Old Nation Brewing Company and look forward to another “spirited” competition among their employees,” said John Roy Castillo, Director of the Senior Center.

Webberville FFA kicks off Annual Fruit & Nut Sale
     Webberville FFA is holding its  annual Fruit, Nut, and Candy sale. Members and boosters participate in the sale to raise money to fund the National FFA Convention along with other FFA sponsored events.  Citrus is shipped direct from Florida and California.
    In addition, during the fundraiser, every member has the chance to earn credit toward a new FFA jacket. The Fruit and Nut sale is through November 13.  If community members would like to order, it’s not too late!
  Online orders are available at: freshfruitorder.org/WebbervilleFFA/Organizations/landingpage.aspx
    Contact an FFA member for additional information or call 517-521-3447 at extension 7961. You can also email the chapter ffa@webbervilleschools.org or contact via Facebook.

Livingston County Coin Club hosting fall show in Howell on Saturday, Nov. 9
   The Livingston County Coin Club will be hosting the fall coin show at the Howell Community Center 925 W. Grand River, on Saturday, Nov. 9. Free Admission, free appraisals, door prizes, buy, sell, trade, coins, paper money, gold, silver, books and supplies also available. Show time will be 9:30am to 3:30pm. Contact bushman2@att.net or 223-8070 for further information.

Livingston Centre Historic Village Committee to meet Nov. 7 at fair office
    The Livingston Centre Historic Village Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Fowlerville Fair Office at 7:00 p.m.  Agenda items will include reports of off-season repairs at the Coughran School, continuing plans for heat installation at the Green Church, and final 2019 fundraising results.  New volunteers are always welcome; now is a good time to learn more about the committee and all the work being done to preserve, restore, and maintain the Historic Village that stands inside the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.
     While we are only now entering into the winter months, area residents are again asked to remember the Historic Village when cleaning and organizing. The spring Gramma's Attic Sale is the committee’s largest annual fundraiser.  Boxing items and tucking them away until May is greatly appreciated by committee members.  Watch this space for more details beginning early Spring.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day to be observed in Howell on Nov. 23
   International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day will host a program on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 to 11am at the Livingston County Community Mental Health Miller Building, located at 622 East Grand River Howell.
    International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 
     In 2018 there were 370 total events, including 32 international sites in 19 countries. 
    This event is free and open to the public. Youth over the age of 12 are welcome to attend. A therapy dog will be in attendance. 
The Program Schedule: 
    9:00—9:15 : Registration and light breakfast 
    9:15-11:00: Video, panel discussion, and resources will be shared.
    For more information please call: Leslie Hall, LMSW, Livingston County Community Mental Health at: 517.546.4126

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
    All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Register in-person to attend; starting the first of each month, unless otherwise stated. Adult programs include a $5 refundable cash deposit. Teen Program attendance requires a signed 2019-2020 Program Permission Form.
   Call (517) 223-9089 for more information.
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    The library closes early at 3pm Wednesday November 27th, 2019 and will be closed Thanksgiving Thursday November 28th,2019 thru Friday November 29th, 2019. Regular hours will resume Saturday November 30th, 2019.
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WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS
Reading to Bosco: Most Mondays at 4pm
All Ages. Bosco is a Therapy Dog-in-Training. Reading to Bosco improves literacy skills, builds fluency, and reading confidence regardless of ability. Bosco’s “Mom” Shelly has been a part of our library community for over 15 years volunteering her time and her other reading therapy dogs. 
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Cardio Drumming: Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Get your sweat on with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfy clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a cash fee of $6 for this class if you bring your own equipment. Kit rental is additional $2 fee. 
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D&D and Magic the Gathering Club: Thursdays 2:30-4pm starting October 3rd
6th-12th Graders. Drop in at the Library for a fun afterschool group where you can learn more about Dungeon & Dragons role-playing game and play Magic the Gathering card game on your own. We provide the Dungeon Master (Ms. Tally), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun!
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Cozy Crafting Around the Fireplace: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm Starting Nov. 5th
Adult Drop-in.   Join us at the library for an opportunity to work on current craft projects and to socialize with other crafters.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, or other current craft project to work on in the library around the cozy fireplace. 
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Honest Yoga at the Library: Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin Wade RYT, owner of Honest Yoga, for Gentle Yoga at the Library. Gentle Yoga is for adults of all ages through modifications and the use of props. Please bring a mat to practice on. *There is a cash fee of $5 for this class. 
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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Pop-Up Library: Teen Edition: Tuesday November 5th @ FHS and Wednesday November 6th @ FJHS
Fowlerville District Library is coming to school during lunches again! Students can get a library card; check in & out FDL books; get help with the Axis 360 app &ebooks; and register to attend FDL teen programs! Students can chat with us about their interests; in books, movies ,videos games and pop culture.
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Keep Calm & Relax: Friday, November 8th  5-7pm
6th-12 Graders. Stressed and worn out from tests and studying? Come take a break with us at the library. Join us at the library for a time to unwind with friends, library staff and Raija, of You4Euh Yoga LLC after hours! Learn fun and relaxing techniques to help you relax throughout the school year. R-E-L-AX and enjoy some time with friends and make a cool craft. *Registration opens November 1st
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Adult Pop-Up Library:  Monday November 11th 10 am at Livingston Greene and 11am at Glenwood Apartments 
We are coming to visit residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood apartments! Starting on Monday November 11th we will be visiting the residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood every second Monday of the month through the winter. Residents will be able to get a library card; check in & out FDL books, books on CD, and DVDS. We will also help residents access the Axis 360 app and ebooks! Visit us in your common room!
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Comforting Casseroles Tasting & Recipe Swap: Thursday, November 14th at 7pm
Got a favorite casserole that you want to share with friends? Looking for some new casseroles recipes to warm you up this November? Join us for a casserole tasting and recipe swap at the library. Make a casserole, then bring it and the recipe to the library to share! The library staff will copy all the recipes & you will leave with some new recipes to try at home. *Please provide enough for 22 samples 
* Registration opens November 1st. 
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Family Movie Night: The Lego Movie 2: Wednesday, November 20th 5:30-7pm
“Everything is Awesome” at the library family movie night! We’ll be serving pizza, popcorn & drinks during the show! *Movie length: 1 hour 47 minutes. *Registration opens November 1st
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Beyond the Book: Classics—A Christmas Carol: November 21st 6:30pm
A “book and movie” group. Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library, then let the group discussion begin! Movie style refreshments will be served. 
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Follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.

Calvary Church says “Leaf It to Us!” on Saturday, Nov. 9
    We’re here to help!  Calvary Church of Webberville is launching a community-wide service project on Saturday, Nov. 9.    We would like to share God’s love by helping you!  All labor is free and we will do our best to provide basic supplies free of charge.  You may apply for assistance by calling the church office at 521-4700 or emailing info@webbervillechurch.org.  
   Due to limited resources only residents with a 48892 zip code are eligible and priority will be given to the elderly and disabled.
   The following services will be provided:
    --Yard Work–Fall yard cleaning, raking, shrub trimming, edging, etc…
    --Gutter Cleanout–Single story homes only.
    --????????–Have something else that needs to be done?  Let us know, we may be able to help.
    If you don’t need assistance but would like to join the work effort, we would love to have your help.  Give us a call at 521-4700 or visit Calvary Church at 500 N. Howard Street in Webberville.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Jennifer A. (Schems) Van Sickle
   Jennifer A. Van Sickle, born May 25, 1973, died peacefully on October 22, 2019 at Duke, Hock Family Hospice in Durham, NC with her family by her side.
   She is survived by her husband, Michael; three children, Justin, Allison and AJ; her parents, Randy and Mary DeFaut and Randy and Bambi (Schems) Wolf; her siblings, Rhiannon (Schems) Wilson (Chris), Tina (DeFaut) Buckley (Kevin), and Terry DeFaut (Christine).
   She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Betty Kern, Glenn and Mariion Schems, and Bill and Pearl DeFaut.
   Jennifer graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1991 and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1995.
   A memorial celebration and luncheon will be held at Conway Township Hall, 8015 N. Fowlerville Road in Fowlerville on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:00pm. The family will host any friends and family who want to come by later at their home after the luncheon at 8308 N. Fowlerville Road, Fowlerville, MI.

Jerry Allen Staudenmaier
    Jerry Allen Staudenmaier, age 80, a United States Air Force veteran, passed away on October 17, 2019 at the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor surrounded by his loved ones.
   Jerry was born August 31, 1939 in Ann Arbor, MI to Louis E. and Olga Staudenmaier who have preceded him in death. He was married to Ruby Lee Reffitt on April 6, 1985 and she preceded him in death in February 2011.
  Jerry is survived by his two sons: Jerry Lee Staudenmaier of Lansing MI and Charles Jacob Staudenmaier of Webberville MI, as well as his stepdaughter, Barbara Lynn Reffitt and his grandson, Jacob Allen Lee Decator of Lansing MI.
  A memorial service will be held on November 9 at the VFW Hall in Fowlerville.

Kelly Janet Oliver
   Kelly Janet Oliver, age 51, of Fowlerville, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 on a farm she knew well. She was surrounded by her son, Jeff Oliver (who took continuous care of her through her journey with cancer) and close-knit friends.
  Kelly enjoyed watching TV. Baking was her specialty, and no one could made a chocolate chip cookie like she did.
    Kelly left behind her beloved son, Jeff Oliver; brothers, Todd (Charlotte) Van Sickle and David (Susan) Van Sickle; sister, Sally (Mark) Everett; and nieces and nephews.
   Preceding Kelly in death were her parents, Robert and Joanne Van Sickle.
   A celebration of Kelly’s life was taking place on the McLearon Farm on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 1-3 p.m.

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
    All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Register in-person to attend; starting the first of each month, unless otherwise stated. Adult programs include a $5 refundable cash deposit. Teen Program attendance requires a signed 2019-2020 Program Permission Form.
   Call (517) 223-9089 for more information.
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The library and parking lot will be closing at 5pm on Thursday, October 31st for Fowlerville Area Helpers Halloween Trunk-or-Treating. Happy trick-or-treating and be safe. 
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WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS
Reading to Bosco: Most Mondays at 4pm
All Ages. Bosco is a Therapy Dog-in-Training. Reading to Bosco improves literacy skills, builds fluency, and reading confidence regardless of ability. Bosco’s “Mom” Shelly has been a part of our library community for over 15 years volunteering her time and her other reading therapy dogs. 
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Cardio Drumming: Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Get your sweat on with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfy clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a cash fee of $6 for this class if you bring your own equipment. Kit rental is additional $2 fee. 
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D&D and Magic the Gathering Club: Thursdays 2:30-4pm starting October 3rd
6th-12th Graders. Drop in at the Library for a fun afterschool group where you can learn more about Dungeon & Dragons role-playing game and play Magic the Gathering card game on your own. We provide the Dungeon Master (Ms. Tally), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun!
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Cozy Crafting Around the Fireplace: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm Starting Nov. 5th
Adult Drop-in.   Join us at the library for an opportunity to work on current craft projects and to socialize with other crafters.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, or other current craft project to work on in the library around the cozy fireplace. 
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Honest Yoga at the Library: Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin Wade RYT, owner of Honest Yoga, for Gentle Yoga at the Library. Gentle Yoga is for adults of all ages through modifications and the use of props. Please bring a mat to practice on. *There is a cash fee of $5 fee for this class.
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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Fowlerville Area Helpers Trunk-or-Treat: Thursday, October 31st 6-8pm 
Join the Fowlerville Police Department, the Fowlerville Area Fire Department, Fowlerville Community Schools, the First Baptist Church, us, and more at the second annual Fowlerville Area Helpers Trunk-or-Treat event. Touch a cool truck, visit community helpers, and get treats all in a secure parking lot. The library closes at 5pm and then the fun begins at 6pm! Restrooms accessible at the First Baptist Church. Drop-in event!
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Pop-Up Library: Teen Edition: Tuesday November 5th @ FHS and Wednesday November 6th @ FJHS
Fowlerville District Library is coming to school during lunches again! Students can get a library card; check in & out FDL books; get help with the Axis 360 app & ebooks; and register to attend FDL teen programs! Students can chat with us about their interests; in books, movies, videos games and pop culture.
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Keep Calm & Relax: Friday, November 8th  5-7pm
6th-12 Graders. Stressed and worn out from tests and studying? Come take a break with us at the library. Join us at the library for a time to unwind with friends, library staff and Raija, of You4Euh Yoga LLC after hours! Learn fun and relaxing techniques to help you relax throughout the school year. R-E-L-AX and enjoy some time with friends and make a cool craft. *Registration opens November 1st
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Adult Pop-Up Library:  Monday November 11th 10 am at Livingston Greene and 11am at Glenwood Apartments 
We coming to visit residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood apartments! Starting on Monday November 11th we will be visiting the residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood every second Monday of the month through the winter. Residents will be able to get a library card; check in & out FDL books, books on CD, and DVDS. We will also help residents access the Axis 360 app and ebooks! Visit us in your common room!
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Comforting Casseroles Tasting & Recipe Swap: Thursday, November 14th at 7pm
Got a favorite casserole that you want to share with friends? Looking for some new casseroles recipes to warm you up this November? Join us for a casserole tasting and recipe swap at the library. Make a casserole, then bring it and the recipe to the library to share! The library staff will copy all the recipes & you will leave with some new recipes to try at home. *Please provide enough for 22 samples *Registration opens November 1st
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Family Movie Night: The Lego Movie 2: Wednesday, November 20th 5:30-7pm
“Everything is Awesome” at the library family movie night! We’ll be serving pizza, popcorn & drinks during the show! *Movie length: 1 hour 47 minutes *Registration opens November 1st
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    Follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.

Fowlerville Auxiliary holding Fish  & Chips or Burger & Fries on Nov. 6
    The Fowlerville VFW Auxiliary will holding a dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4-7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 215 Veterans Drive. Fish & Chips or Burger & Fries will be offered. The meal also includes coleslaw, dessert, and drink. Cost is $8 per person.

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner being offered to Single Seniors on Nov. 26
   The Annual Single Seniors Thanksgiving Dinner is being offered Nov. 26, at the VFW Hall, located at 215 Veterans Dr., Fowlerville. Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
   The dinner is put on by the VFW Post and the VFW Auxiliary. Deadline to sign-up is Nov. 15. Call Tonya at 517-861-9347 or leave a message at the VFW Hall at 517-223-9842.

Webberville United Methodist Church holding Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction 
   Webberville United Methodist Church, located at Holt Road and South M-52, will hold a Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5-7 p.m. to raise money for summer youth camp scholarships. Tickets for chili samples, salad, and cornbread will cost only $5. You will be able to vote for your favorite chili. 



Halloween Treat Night being held at Webberville United Methodist Church
   Webberville United Methodist Church, located at Holt Road and South M-52, will be having its annual Halloween Treat Night on Thursday, Oct, 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. inside the church. In addition to candy treats for the kids, cider and doughnut holes will be served. Everyone is invited to bring their children to this safe environment.

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 Thursday, Oct. 31, in both the Village of Fowlerville and the Village of Webberville. 
   The Fowlerville District Library will host its second annual Fowlerville Area Helpers Trunk-or-Treat event, starting at 6 p.m.  Also taking part will be the police department, fire department, local schools, and the First Baptist Church. Touch a cool truck, visit community helpers, and get treats at the library’s secure parking lot on South Grand Avenue.
    The Fowlerville Fire Department will also be open that evening for visitors, with the VFW supplying refreshments.
   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 on South Second Street 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, located at the corner of South M-52 and Holt Road, 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 doughnuts will be served to everyone.

“Surviving the Holidays” Seminar being offered at Family Impact Wellness Center on Sunday, Nov. 17
    No matter how long it has been since your loved one has passed away, grief can make the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays a painful time.  But there is hope.
     Family Impact Centers is offering this informative and encouraging video seminar that will help you get through your difficult times and discover new ways to enjoy the holidays again.  At this event, you will receive a booklet for notetaking that also contains valuable material for you to keep and put to use.   The seminar is free of charge and is being held on Sunday, November 17th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Family Impact Wellness Center, located at 9430 W. Grand River Avenue just west of Fowlerville.  
     For more information or to register, please call Family Impact Center at 517-223-4428.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, November 15th.  Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Gregg Arthur Ayotte
     Gregg Arthur Ayotte, 62 of Fowlerville Michigan passed away Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.
    Gregg was born on January 17, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan to Clifford and Joan Ayotte. He attended Fowlerville High School and raised four children in the community of Fowlerville. He worked many years as a Detroit teamster, Local 299. He enjoyed his career and it gave him the opportunity to work with celebrities, singers, athletes, and legendary wrestlers. 
    He was a devoted single father that was always there and brought a little magic to every moment. He spent years as the proud ring man and biggest supporter of his oldest son, Chris, in Golden Gloves boxing. He was an avid collector of art and odd treasures from around the globe. He was a talented artist, carpenter, landscaper, cook, and storyteller. He was a joker. He was a papa. He was a beloved father. 
    Gregg was preceded in death by his father Clifford Ayotte, his mother Joan Ayotte, and his oldest son Christian Ayotte. He is survived by his three children, Jennifer Ayotte, Daniel Ayotte, and Lianne Ridenour, as well as his brother Alan Ayotte, sister Lori Miller, and seventeen cherished grandchildren. 
    Gregg was truly one of a kind and will be dearly missed. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 11th with a burial following at Greenwood Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

George T. Knaggs
   George T. Knaggs, age 75, of Johannesburg, MI passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was a former resident of Fowlerville and worked at the Pepsi Cola plant in Howell and then Pinckney Molded Plastics. He moved to Johannesburg in 1998.
    He enjoyed playing bingo and working in his garden.
    George was born to Daniel and Opal Knaggs on December 14, 1943. He is survived by his children: George W. (Sue) Knaggs, Brian K. (Denise) Knaggs, and Geoffrey (Kim) Knaggs; grandchildren: Nakesha D. (Joshua) Gallimore, Danielle M. (Gabriel) Current, Cassandra S. (Robert) Root, Geoffrey S. Knaggs, Hunter T. Knaggs, Eric W.  (Heather) McClain, and Joshua D. McClain; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings: Daniel A. Knaggs, Shirley Cooley, Mary Lou Hale, and Heraldine Ann Leary. George was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Janice E. Grill

Mary Dee VanDellen Sist, DVM
    Mary Dee Sist  was born on March 30, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Clare Dee VanDellen. She passed away on August 19, 2019, after a brief illness. She was a Williamston area resident. 
    Dr. Sist was a veterinarian in the area for more than 45 years.  Since 1992, she owned the Animal Care Clinic. She was a member of the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory  and was a specialist in Endocrinology.
    Mary Dee was a 1965 graduate of Royal Oak Kimball High School. She graduated in 1969 from Michigan State University with Honors, earning a Bachelors of Arts in Interior Design, and acquired her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Michigan State University in 1973.
    In 1974, Mary Dee acquired her first Saluki and she encompassed her life. She was a healthy active dog that loved to course on her farm. She died prematurely, and in 1999, Mary Dee founded Saluki Health Research Foundation to initiate, support, and carry out veterinary research into diseases and health problems of dogs, with an emphasis on the Saluki breed.
    Dr. Sist was prominent in the veterinarian profession for her extensive canine research, especially in cardiac parameters and pathology as well as cancer of the blood vessels, thyroid hormone, autoimmune disorders, and neurological disorders. She was published in many journals including those of the American Veterinary Association and American Kennel Club.  She was a featured presenter at the Saluki World Congress in Helsinki, Finland in June 2008.In new window
    Her farm,  Tazi Farm Salukis on Meech Road, is world renowned. Her dogs are with owners and have been shown all over the United States and around the world including: Switzerland, Prague, Germany, Finland, and Egypt.  She has been nationally recognized by the Saluki Club of America and her contributions will be missed. 
    She also raised sheep, horses, donkeys, and poultry. Always a researcher and teacher, she included interns and friends in her research in synchronized lambing practices.   She was an avid gardener and a member of the Lansing Orchid Society.  Her orchids, zinnias, and daisies were the beauty in her day, and she was invigorated by her world travels, photography, helping her patients, and especially her dogs.  
    She will be sincerely missed by her dogs, family, friends, clients, patients, and colleagues. 
    Mary Dee is survived by her beloved Saluki boys:  Dehr, Bikr, Tiyee, Mehmet, and Morocco.  
    A Memorial Celebration of Life will take place October 27  from 1:00p.m.-4:00 p.m.  at the Williamston Roadhouse, 3700 East Grand River, Williamston, MI 48895.

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Register in-person to attend; starting the first of each month, unless otherwise stated. Adult programs include a $5 refundable cash deposit. Teen Program attendance requires a signed 2019-2020 Program Permission Form.
Call (517) 223-9089 for more information.
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The library and parking lot will be closing at 5pm on Thursday, October 31st for Fowlerville Area Helpers Halloween Trunk-or-Treating. Happy trick-or-treating and be safe. 
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WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS
Reading to Bosco: Most Mondays at 4pm
All Ages. Bosco is a Therapy Dog-in-Training. Reading to Bosco improves literacy skills, builds fluency, and reading confidence regardless of ability. Bosco’s “Mom” Shelly has been a part of our library community for over 15 years volunteering her time and her other reading therapy dogs. 
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Cardio Drumming: Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Get your sweat on with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfy clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a cash fee of $6 for this class if you bring your own equipment. Kit rental is additional $2 fee. 
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D&D and Magic the Gathering Club: Thursdays 2:30-4pm starting October 3rd
6th-12th Graders. Drop in at the Library for a fun afterschool group where you can learn more about Dungeon & Dragons role-playing game and play Magic the Gathering card game on your own. We provide the Dungeon Master (Ms. Tally), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun!
* * *
Cozy Crafting Around the Fireplace: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm Starting Nov. 5th
Adult Drop-in.   Join us at the library for an opportunity to work on current craft projects and to socialize with other crafters.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, or other current craft project to work on in the library around the cozy fireplace. 
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Honest Yoga at the Library: Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin Wade RYT, owner of Honest Yoga, for Gentle Yoga at the Library. Gentle Yoga is for adults of all ages through modifications and the use of props. Please bring a mat to practice on. *There is a cash fee of $5 fee for this class.
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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
PJ & Costume Party: Wednesday, October 23rd 5:30-6:30pm
Kids K-5th Grades. Come to the Library in your pjs or costume for a fun Halloween-themed party! Play some ‘spooky’ games, hear a ‘chilling’ story, and make an ‘eerie’ craft! There are limited spots for this event. *Registration opens October 1st.
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Spooky Cement Skulls: Thursday, October 24th  7pm
Adults.  Join the Library’s crafty team, Cindy and Jen, to paint spook-tacular cement skulls. They provide the materials; you provide the creativity and fun! There are a limited number of cement skulls available. *Registration opens October 1st.
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Fowlerville Area Helpers Trunk-or-Treat: Thursday, October 31st 6-8pm 
Join the Fowlerville Police Department, the Fowlerville Area Fire Department, Fowlerville Community Schools, the First Baptist Church, us, and more at the second annual Fowlerville Area Helpers Trunk-or-Treat event. Touch a cool truck, visit community helpers, and get treats all in a secure parking lot. The library closes at 5pm and then the fun begins at 6pm! Restrooms accessible at the First Baptist Church. Drop-in event!
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Pop-Up Library: Teen Edition: Tuesday November 5th @ FHS and Wednesday November 6th @ FJHS
Fowlerville District Library is coming to school during lunches again! Students can get a library card; check in & out FDL books; get help with the Axis 360 app &ebooks; and register to attend FDL teen programs! Students can chat with us about their interests; in books, movies, video games and pop culture.
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Keep Calm & Relax: Friday, November 8th  5-7pm
6th-12 Graders. Stressed and worn out from tests and studying?Come take a break with us at the library. Join us at the library for a time to unwind with friends, library staff and Raija, of You4Euh Yoga LLC after hours! Learn fun and relaxing techniques to help you relax throughout the school year. R-E-L-A-X and enjoy some time with friends and make a cool craft. *Registration opens November 1st
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Adult Pop-Up Library:  Monday November 11th 10 am at Livingston Greene and 11am at Glenwood Apartments 
We are coming to visit residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood apartments! Starting on Monday November 11th we will be visiting the residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood every second Monday of the month through the winter. Residents will be able to get a library card; check in & out FDL books, books on CD, and DVDS. We will also help residents access the Axis 360 app and ebooks! Visit us in your common room!
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Comforting Casseroles Tasting & Recipe Swap: Thursday, November 14th at 7pm
Got a favorite casserole that you want to share with friends? Looking for some new casserole recipes to warm you up this November? Join us for a casserole tasting and recipe swap at the library. Make a casserole, then bring it and the recipe to the library to share! The library staff will copy all the recipes & you will leave with some new recipes to try at home. *Please provide enough for 22 samples *Registration opens November 1st
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Family Movie Night: The Lego Movie 2: Wednesday, November 20th 5:30-7pm
“Everything is Awesome” at the library family movie night! We’ll be serving pizza, popcorn & drinks during the show! *Movie length: 1 hour 47 minutes. *Registration opens November 1st
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Follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.

The Arc Livingston’s Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show being held Nov. 21 
    The Arc Livingston’s Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show is the county’s premiere fundraising event held annually the Thursday before Thanksgiving at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Howell. 
    The event benefits the important work of The Arc Livingston, an agency serving children and adults with disabilities and their families. The Arc was able to assist over 600 individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members with support, information, training and advocacy. 
    The evening includes dinner, entertainment, open bar, jewelry raffle, and silent and live auctions. 
     Join us Thursday, Nov. 21. Doors open at 5:30 pm., dinner is served at 7:00 pm with a Celebrity Fashion Show, Live Auction and Jewelry Raffle to follow. Register online, $80 for early registration (prior to Nov 1st), after Nov 1st, registration is $85. For more information contact The Arc Livingston at 517-546-1228. 
    Visit event website for more details www.arclivingston.org

Tai Chi/Qigong classes starting Oct. 31 at Crossroads United Methodist Church
     Reduce stress, improve balance, gain strength and flexibility through a Fall Tai Chi/Qigong class starting Thursday, October 31, at Crossroads United Methodist Church.
     All ages and genders are welcome to join the class, which will run from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Thursdays for seven weeks at the church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads east of Haslett and north of Williamston.
    Attire is comfortable clothing and shoes, with no special equipment.  People will be welcome to sit for any period of time as the class is adaptable and modifiable.  Those who register for the first time are strongly urged to attend at least the first two sessions to obtain a good overview of the instruction and goals.  
     Instructor will be Jann Nestell of Williamston, a physical therapist for 40 years and an Applied Medical Qigong Healing Practitioner also certified in Tai Chi for arthritis and diabetes.  Ms. Nestell taught at the Parkwood YMCA in Haslett and currently teaches privately and with the Playmakers Women’s 5k training group.
    Cost of the class is $10 per session, for only those you attend.  To register, contact the church at 517/655-1466, email at office.umccrossroads@gmail.com or see the website, www.umccrossroads.com.

Silent Auction being held next month at Webberville Library, donations sought
    The Friends of the Webberville Library Silent Auction fund-raiser is coming Nov. 12 through Nov. 26. From Nov. 4 through Nov. 8 we will be accepting donations of original artwork, homemade craft items, themed gift baskets, gift cards, event tickets and services from local businesses. For questions call 517-521-3643 or check the CADL website for Library hours.

Plainfield United Methodist to serve Chicken & Biscuit Supper on Nov. 9
   A Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be served at the Plainfield United Methodist Church, 17845 M-36, north of Gregory on Saturday, Nov. 9, starting at 5 pm. Free will donation. Take outs available. All are welcome.

Livingston County Genealogical Society to meet on Nov. 7 at Howell UM Church
   The  Livingston County Genealogical Society is meeting on November 7, at the Howell First United Methodist Church, 1230 Bower St. The topic is  Book Night, with  speakers for the Society giving short talks on genealogical books and resources.  Genealogical books and LCGS publications will also be on sale.
 At 6pm the Continuing Research Class will take place, followed by the meeting and speakers at 7pm meeting.
  For questions call:  810-227-7745. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  FREE OF CHARGE.

Fowlerville High School Bowling Team announces informational meeting
 Are you a bowler?
Want to bowl on a team?
Fowlerville has its first High School bowling team this year.
We will be hosting a meet and greet informational meeting on November 4, 2019 Mrs. Conner’s at 2:15.
Anyone who wants to be on the team needs to attend.
We will go over dates, costs, tournament schedule, practice schedule, and try out rules.
Season is Nov-March (first week of).
Want information early? Reach out to Mrs. Wood at woodd@fowlervilleschools.org 


Meeting Information: 
11/4/19   2:15pm Room B101
First Practice: 
11/18/19   TBA

The Community Theatre of Howell to present Radio Hour on Sunday, Oct. 27
   The Community Theatre of Howell will be presenting this month’s Radio Hour performance on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Howell High School Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River Ave.
     WCTH Radio Hour is a live stage re-creation of radio shows from the 1930s to 1950s. All WCTH Radio Hours are FREE! The October Radio Hour will include two radio shows - Ozzie and Harriet: The Haunted House and Inner Sanctum: The Horla.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Lillian Coll-Yarroll
    Lillian Coll-Yarroll, age 90, of Gallatin, Tennessee, and a former area resident, passed away on Wednesday October 2, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
    She was born on Sunday, March 17, 1929 in Locke Township, MI,  the daughter of the late Bernice and Minnie Selfridge West.  She was a manager in the retail industry.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and her sons, Gordon Saunders and Michael Saunders.
    Survived by Sandra Nelson, Marlia Dielman, Philip (Yvomne) Saunders, Janie (Steve) Makowskia and Brad (Marsha) Saunders.  Many nieces and nephews, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren also survive. 
     Services and inurnment was being held on Saturday, October 12, at 1pm  at Rowley Cemetery in Locke Township, MI.
     Sumner County Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Daniel James Garrison
    Daniel James Garrison, age 46 of East Lansing and formerly of Howell, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019. He was born October 11, 1972 in Southfield, the son of William and Sharon (Eckler) Garrison. Daniel was a Master Carpenter for many years who took pride in his work. He was a very generous person along with his strong Christian faith. 
     Beloved son of William and Sharon Garrison, father of Dustin Kaski of Vancouver, Washington. Dear brother of Shane (Amy) Garrison of Fowlerville and uncle to Shayna (Jared) Varcoe and Austen Garrison. Proud grandson of Vera Eckler of Louisville, KY and also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 
     A memorial service will be held at Marr Community Bible Church, 4494 Burkhart Road, Howell, MI at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.  Please sign the family’s online guestbook at macdonaldsfuneralhome.com

Williamston Eagles hosting Masquerade Party on Saturday, Oct. 26, at clubhouse
    Join us on Saturday,   Oct 26, for “A Night in Disguise” as we celebrate Halloween early with a Masquerade Party. A 'mystery band' will surprise you with great live music from 8 pm until 12 midnight. The party starts when you get there! Open to the public—adults 18 and over. Dinner includes made-to-order sub sandwich with seasoned curly fries for $7.00 served from 6-8 pm or until gone. Williamston Eagles Club, located at 835 High St. Doors open at 3 pm. Call 517-655-6510 for info.

Millville United Methodist Women hosting Turkey Supper & Sale 
    The Millville United Methodist Women will be hosting a Turkey Supper, Bake and Craft Sale on Saturday, Oct. 26, 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. Millville UMC is located at 1932 N. M-52, which is 5 miles north of Stockbridge or 9 miles south of I-96 On M-52.  For more information contact the church at 517-851-7853.

Euchre Fun Night being held at  the Webberville Library on Oct. 26
    The Friends of the Webberville Library is sponsoring a Euchre Fun Night fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 26. Registration at 6:00 p.m. and playing begins 6:30p.m. at the Webberville Cultural Center. The entry fee is $10 person to play. Prizes will be awarded and there will be a 50/50 drawing. Snacks and beverages will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and non-alcholic beverages.

‘Doc’ May’s Harvest Dance being held at Howell Eagles Club on Oct. 20
   The Howell Eagles #3607 and the Blue Notes Dance Band invite you to the annual ‘Doc’ May Harvest Dance on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 141 Schroeder Park Drive in Howell. The late ‘Doc’ May was a longtime area physician and was active in the community.
   A quiet afternoon of music, dancing and fellowship is offered for a mere $5 admission fee. Food and drinks are also available for purchase. Membership is not required to attend this event.
   We will also be remembering John Simpson, a longtime member of the band, who played sax and clarinet and was a vocalist. He passed away earlier this year. We miss you, John! Members of other bands will also be present for a final “good by.”
   Come join us. Additional information available at 517-548-1630 or 517-548-4313.

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
     All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Register in-person to attend; starting the first of each month, unless otherwise stated. Adult programs include a $5 refundable cash deposit. Teen Program attendance requires a signed 2019-2020 Program Permission Form.
   Call (517) 223-9089 for more information.
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The library and parking lot will be closing at 5pm on Thursday, October 31st for Fowlerville Area Helpers Halloween Trunk-or-Treating. Happy trick-or-treating and be safe. 
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WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS
Reading to Bosco: Most Mondays at 4pm
All Ages. Bosco is a Therapy Dog-in-Training. Reading to Bosco improves literacy skills, builds fluency, and reading confidence regardless of ability. Bosco’s “Mom” Shelly has been a part of our library community for over 15 years volunteering her time and her other reading therapy dogs. 
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Cardio Drumming: Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Get your sweat on with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfy clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a cash fee of $6 for this class if you bring your own equipment. Kit rental is additional $2 fee. 
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D&D and Magic the Gathering Club: Thursdays 2:30-4pm starting October 3rd
6th-12th Graders. Drop in at the Library for a fun afterschool group where you can learn more about Dungeon & Dragons role-playing gameand play Magic the Gathering card game on your own. We provide the Dungeon Master (Ms. Tally), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun!
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Honest Yoga at the Library: Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin Wade RYT, owner of Honest Yoga, for Gentle Yoga at the Library. Gentle Yoga is for adults of all ages through modifications and the use of props. Please bring a mat to practice on. *There is a cash fee of $5 fee for this class. 
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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Half-Day Hang Out: Friday, October 11th 11am-2pm
6th-12th Graders.  Walk over to the Fowlerville District Library after school gets out for some half-day fun! We will be playing games, watching movies, and crafting. Lunch and snacks will be provided. *Registration starts October 1st. Registration includes an updated Program Permission Form. 
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Book Buzz with Beth: Tuesday, October 15th at 2:30pm
Adults.  Join Beth Lowe, Library Director, in a seasonal book discussion group. The Fall 2019 selection is Washington Black, by EsiEdugyan. This novel is about one man’s journey from slavery to becoming a scientific illustrator. This book is available to check out and on all the adult eReader devices. One Book per household will be given at registration while supplies last. *Registration opens October 1st.
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Beyond the Books—Jane Eyre: Thursday, October 17th at 6:30pm
Adults.“A book and movie group.” Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library, and then let the group discussion begin! Movie-style refreshments will be served. This book is available to check out and on all the adult eReader devices. One Book per household will be given at registration while supplies last. *Registration opens October 1st.
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CSI: Fowlerville: Friday, October 18th 5-7pm
6th-12th Graders. A Halloween-themed ‘investigation’ at the Fowlerville District Librarywith special guest, Chief Tyler. Modern crime scene investigation techniques will be used to solve the mystery! *Registration starts October 1st. Registration includes an updated Program Permission Form. 
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PJ & Costume Party: Wednesday, October 23rd 5:30-6:30pm
Kids K-5th Grades. Come to the Library in your pjs or costume for a fun Halloween-themed party! Play some ‘spooky’ games, hear a ‘chilling’ story, and make an ‘eerie’ craft! There are limited spots for this event. *Registration opens October 1st.
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Spooky Cement Skulls: Thursday, October 24th  7pm
Adults.  Join the Library’s crafty team, Cindy and Jen, to paint spook-tacular cement skulls. They provide the materials; you provide the creativity and fun! There are a limited number of cement skulls available. *Registration opens October 1st.
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Fowlerville Area Helpers Trunk-or-Treat: Thursday, October 31st 6-8pm 
Join the Fowlerville Police Department, the Fowlerville Area Fire Department, Fowlerville Community Schools, the First Baptist Church, us, and more at the second annual Fowlerville Area Helpers Trunk-or-Treat event. Touch a cool truck, visit community helpers, and get treats all in a secure parking lot. The library closes at 5pm and the then the fun begins at 6pm! Restrooms accessible at the First Baptist Church. *Drop-in event!
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Keep Calm & Relax: Friday, November 8th  5-7pm
6th-12 Graders. Stressed and worn out from tests and studying? Come take a break with us at the library. Join us at the library for a time to unwind with friends, library staff and Raija, of You4Euh Yoga LLC after hours! Learn fun and relaxing techniques to help you relax throughout the school year. R-E-L-AX and enjoy some time with friends and make a cool craft.
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Pop-Up Library: Teen Edition: Tuesday November 5th @ FHS and Wednesday November 6th @ FJHS
Fowlerville District Library is coming to school during lunches again! Students can get a library card; check in & out FDL books; get help with the Axis 360 app &ebooks; and register to attend FDL teen programs! Students can chat with us about their interests; in books, movies ,videos games and pop culture.
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Adult Pop-Up Library:  Monday November 11th 10 am at Livingston Greene and 11am at Glenwood Apartments 
We coming to visit residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood apartments! Starting on Monday November 11th we will be visiting the residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood every second Monday of the month through the winter. Residents will be able to get a library card; check in & out FDL books, books on CD, and DVDS. We will also help residents access the Axis 360 app and ebooks! Visit us in your common room!
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Comforting Casseroles Tasting & Recipe Swap: Thursday, November 14th at 7pm
Got a favorite casserole that you want to share with friends? Looking for some new casseroles recipes to warm you up this November? Join us for a casserole tasting and recipe swap at the library. Make a casserole, then bring it and the recipe to the library to share! The library staff will copy all the recipes & you will leave with some new recipes to try at home. *Please provide enough for 22 samples. 
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