Saturday, September 24, 2022

 Albert “Mike” Stock

Mike Stock held many titles. He was a brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, mentor, and to all a friend. He was so loved by his family and friends, and he did not die alone because that is not the way he lived his life. He spent his final hours the night of September 16, 2022 celebrating his granddaughter’s wedding at the Henry Ford Museum amongst his family and friends. In the early hours of September 17, 2022, Mike passed away at the hospital due to heart failure at the age of 89 years old.

Mike was born March 15,1933 in Cambridge, Ohio to Albert E. and Sarah Catherine Stock. After his father’s death in 1938, he was moved to the St. Vincent DePaul home of the Heinrich family in Webberville, Michigan. He remained with the Heinrich family for the remainder of his childhood until his graduation in 1951 from Fowlerville High School. He stayed with the Heinrichs during this time, helping with their farm and making lifelong relationships and memories. Following graduation, he moved to Detroit where he attended the Ford Motor Company Trade School and learned the trade of Tool and Die Engineering.

On February 8, 1958 he married the love of his life, Barbara Pipoly, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville, Michigan.

He was a tool and die maker for 10 years, and a plant/ manufacturing engineer for 35 years. During the course of his career he worked for Utilex and Stanley Tools in Fowlerville and, after the plant closed, he went to work for Magnetek until he retired in 1998.

In addition to his work career, he was also very active in his community and church. He served in the Military 5th Army Engineers in 1957. He was a CCD teacher for 15 years for high school Students at St. Agnes Church in addition to being a Lector for 45 years and Eucharistic Minister. He also served his community as a Fowlerville Board of Education member for 8 years, Village of Fowlerville Council trustee for 15 years, and was currently serving on the Planning Commission and had been doing so for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Pipoly) Stock of 64 years, daughter Barbara (Mike) Hart, son, Michael J. (Cris) Stock, grandchildren: Adam Stock, Emily (Nathan) Dumminger, Mia Stock, Dr. Katherine (Glen) Hartman, and Michelle Hart, and great grandson, Lucas Michael Hartman. He is also survived by one brother, David “Tom” (Edna) Stock of McColl, South Carolina and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman, He loved hunting, fishing, and boating. His favorite times were spent outdoors, no matter the season. He loved spending time with his family at his cottage in Indian River.

He was a selfless man that asked for nothing but gave everything. No person was a stranger and he could talk with anyone.

Visitation was held on Wednesday September 21, 2022 from 4 - 8pm with the rosary at 7pm at Herrmann Funeral Home. A funeral mass took place at 11am on Thursday September 22, 2022 with visitation from 10-11am prior to the mass at St. Agnes Parish in Fowlerville, MI

Donations in his memory may be made to :

Livingston County Catholic Charities

2020 E. Grand River Ave Ste 104

Howell, MI. 48843

Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

 Weberville FFA hosting Chicken BBQ this Sunday, Sept. 25th at school

The Webberville FFA is hosting their 64th Annual Chicken BBQ this Sunday, Sept. 25th. Serving will begin at noon as a drive-through at the Football/Track Complex. Guests are asked to enter from the front of the high school off Grand River and drive behind the school and exit on Pardee Road.

Meals are $10 each and include half a chicken breast, chips, water, cookie, and side of applesauce. All proceeds go to support scholarships and opportunities for members of the Webberville FFA.

 St. John’s Lutheran Church welcomes community to events

Community Bible Study: 40 Days in the Word

Two sessions to choose from: Monday evenings beginning October 3 at 6:45 p.m. and Thursday mornings beginning October 6 at 10:00 a.m. Video and workbook materials will encourage. Registration required; please call 517.223.9108 and leave a message. $10 workbook fee.

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Euchre Night: Friday October 7

6:00 p.m. Sloppy Joe dinner. 6:45 p.m. the game begins! Save a spot for yourself by calling 517-223-9108.

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Kid’s Book Event: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.

With a mission to grow strong readers by grade three, the READ Team welcomes children and parents to read together, to ask questions and to engage conversation. Each household will take home a copy of the book from this FREE event. Save a space by calling 517-223-9108

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Swiss Steak Dinner: Saturday, October 22

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy a wonderful meal and fellowship. The menu includes Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, cole slaw, dinner rolls and homemade desserts. $12.00 per person. Call for tickets, 517-223-9108.

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Randy & Marli Brown Worship Concert: Sunday October 30

9:30 a.m. Join us for worship with wonderful music, God’s Word and Holy Communion. A free-will offering for the Randy and Marli will be received.

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Trunk or Treat: Monday October 31

Stop by our parking lot during Fowlerville’s Trick or Treating hours.

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Women’s Retreat: Saturday November 19

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With a theme of “Fill Your Cup,” women will be encouraged through Bible study, worship & music, a service project and lunch. Plenty of laughter and friendship building will round out the day. $20 per person. Please call to register, 517-223-9108

You may also register for any of these events by e-mail, stjohnsfowlerville@yahoo.com or on our website, www.stjohnsfowlerville.org.

 Plainfield United Methodist Church having ‘Take Out’ Chicken Dinner 

Plainfield United Methodist Church is having a ‘Take Out’ Chicken Dinner on October 8th, from 5 pm until it's gone. It is free will donation. The address is 17845 M-36 in Plainfield Mi. Please come out for the supper.

 Fowlerville Fall Fest taking place on Saturday, Oct. 1, at fairgrounds

The annual Fowlerville Fall Fest will be taking place at the Livingston Centre Historic Village, inside the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct.1, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Entrance fees: $5.00 per person, with $3.00 for children 10 and under; price includes parking.

There will be activities for the entire family: a Petting Zoo, a Bounce House, food vendors, arts and craft center, Barrel Train ride for children.

The Historic Village will be open all day, with committee members giving guided tours in some of Livingston County's oldest structures. The model train display inside the Pere Marquette Depot will delight people of all ages and a choir will be performing in the Green Church.

Also, there will be demonstrations of traditional arts around the Village including broom-making and blacksmithing. The open barn near the Village will hold many vendors and flea-marketers. Musicians, and Barbershop Quartets will be providing entertainment on the gazebo stage throughout the day.

This annual festival highlights the beginning of autumn in Livingston County while offering the opportunity to visit the Historic Village once again before winter. Its purpose is twofold: family fun for all ages and fund- and awareness- raising to continue restoration, preservation and maintenance of these enduring buildings, which date back to the earliest days of Livingston County.

Please contact Matt D. (517-294-6710) for more information.

 Fowlerville District Library

Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

For programs that require registration, please register online at https://www.fowlervillelibrary.net/attend/#/events/ or call the library at (517) 223-9089. All programs are free!

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KIDS & FAMILY

STORYTIMES:

Toddler Storytime (Ages 1-3)

Get ready to move and groove to some cool tunes and stories while developing early literacy skills!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 10:00am

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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing!

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 21 ● 11:00am

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Facebook Storytime (Ages 2-8)

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded Storytime on Facebook! Visit our Facebook page to tune in!

Thursdays, Sept. 8 - Dec. 22 ● 12:00pm

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Homeschooling Cooperative (drop-in)

Engage with other homeschooling families for fun educational and social opportunities.

Every Monday, starting Sept 12 ● 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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My First Escape Room: Disney! (Ages 5-9) (registration required)

Disney villains have taken over the world! Can you stop them? Perfect for younger kids with curious minds who love puzzles!

Friday, Sept. 30 ● 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 1 ● 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm

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ADULTS

Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic (drop-in)

Lean into Yin Yoga at the library with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost.

Mondays, 10:00am

Mondays, 6:00pm

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Author Program: Marion Cornett (drop-in)

Join local historian and author, Marion Cornett, to discuss her newest published novel She Wore a Hat in Prison.

Thursday, Sept. 29 ● 6:30pm

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CRAFTING CORNER

Cozy Crafting by the Fireplace (drop-in) Bring your own project or learn to knit and work on a beginner project

Oct. 3 ● 3:00pm-5:00pm

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LITERARY CORNER:

Adult Writers’ Group (drop-in)

For patrons interested in creative writing and getting feedback on their latest poem or chapter.

Tuesdays ● 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Monthly Book and Coffee (Traditional book club with coffee and dessert) (registration required)

4th Mondays (except Dec.) @ 2:00pm

Sept. 26 The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

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TEENS

Tabletop Wednesday (drop-in)

Every Wednesday, the library is open and available to come and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have teen librarian Connor run a one-shot. All are welcome.

Program room, East (left) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Craft Wednesday (drop-in) Ages 10+

Every Wednesday, Mary will lead you through making fun crafts, such as jewelry. All are welcome.

Program room, West (right) door.

Wednesdays ● 2:30pm-5:00pm

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Teen Creative Writing Wednesday (drop-in)

Drop by the library for free writing outside while the weather is nice (inside if not). All are welcome.

Lawn outside program room, (south door).

Every Wednesday, September & October ● 2:30pm-3:30pm

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Game Play: Switch, Board Games, Cards (drop-in)

Fridays ● 2:30pm – 5:00pm

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Twitch Streaming (Online)

Mondays ● 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday, September 17, 2022

 Audrey Mae Hibbard

Audrey Mae Hibbard, 87, of Brighton, died Thursday, September 8, 2022 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 3, 1935 in Howell, Michigan, to Clyde and Gladys Allis. She married Roger Hibbard on August 22, 1958 and he preceded her in death.

Also surviving are her children: Cheryl (Ken) Franklin, Suzanne Hibbard, Thomas (Jennifer) Hibbard, Mark (Lisa) Hibbard, and Michael (Darla) Hibbard. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and two siblings.

Audrey was a long-time resident of Fowlerville, Michigan and a graduate of Hartland High School. She was a devoted mother, homemaker and worked at various retail and manufacturing positions. Audrey’s true passion was her family. One of her favorite activities was spending the holidays with her family, from decorating for the parties, right down to her holiday outfits. She loved traveling to Mackinac with Roger. She was an animal and plant lover. She also enjoyed puzzles, games with her grandkids, and winning at bingo.

For the last several years Audrey was a member of Huron Valley PACE Program, where she benefited greatly from their services. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Huron Valley PACE Programs.

Visitation took place on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Herrmann’s Funeral Home in Fowlerville. The Funeral Service followed at noon.