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Out and About: Sheriff’s forum, Water Festival, and important things

Next Monday, June 17, the Riviera Theatre, in historic downtown Three Rivers, will host a forum featuring the five candidates for St. Joseph County Sheriff. This FREE event begins at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by the St. Joseph County Democratic Party. If you have questions and concerns for these candidates, this is the perfect opportunity to come and be heard and become more informed on this very special election coming up. Mike Stiles will act as moderator.
The Sixty-Seventh Annual Water Festival happens this week in Three Rivers. As I’ve mentioned before, there will be a variety of events happening during the festival. There will be something for every member of the family. I’d like to mention two events that happen this Friday and Saturday.
The Three Rivers Woman’s Club will host “Pies for Scholarships” on Friday. The Woman’s Club is known for their tasty pies. In past years, they were located next to the Lions Club Ox Roast at the site of the old Three Rivers Hospital. This year’s auction and sale will be held at HG Real Estate, 52 N. Main St., in the business district. There will also be a Corn Hole Tourney and Silent Disco at the same time.
Registration opens at 5 p.m., with the auction starting at 6 p.m. You can also purchase your favorite slice of pie during the Classic Car Show on Saturday morning at the same location.
The St. Joe County Animal Control will host a community fundraiser at their booth in Scidmore Park on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Animal Control is in need of pet items and they’d love to have you stop by with any of the following items: Unscented bleach; white vinegar; wet dog food; adult dry dog food; treats for dogs and cats; toys for dogs and cats; leashes; collars; and animal hygiene items.
If you can’t make it to the park, here are three locations that have drop boxes available: Fibre Converters, 1 Industrial Dr., Constantine; Glen Oaks Community College, 62249 Shimmel Rd, Centreville; and Pivotal, 677 E. Main St. in Centreville.
Since turning eighty, I’ve come to realize several important things.

  • Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then, neither does milk.
  • Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
  • I consider “On Trend” to be the clothes that still fit.
  • These days, “on time” is when I get there.
    I consider myself to be a team player. Being part of a team can be very rewarding, especially when it comes to volunteering. One of my favorite quotes is, “Volunteer….the world is run by those that show up.” There have been times when I was designated as the “Team Leader.” This requires a bit of extra work, but if you have a good team, your job can be quite easy. I’ve been very fortunate during my terms as a leader. Here are some things I have learned over the years:
  • True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.
  • “A true leader is a person whose influence inspires people to do what is expected of them to do. You cease to be a leader when you manipulate with your egos instead of convincing by your inspirations.” -Israelmore Ayivan
  • “A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.” -David Gergen
    S H A L O M!!
    Norm Stutesman lives in Three Rivers. He receives mail at P.O. Box 103 in Three Rivers.

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