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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:05 AM
    The economy continues to struggle, the educational system underperforms, and tensions exist at just about every point on the international landscape. And, there is a national presidential selection process underway. It seems, in such an environment, that citizens would feel compelled to get themselves fully up to date on news that matters. It would also stand to reason that the nation’s news media would feel an obligation to focus on news of substance.
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  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:11 AM
    Do you find yourself ruining all that hard work of eating healthy, suddenly lost when you sit down to watch TV at night, and shortly you can’t stop thinking about ice cream, cookies, popcorn, chips or your favorite snack? For me it is always peanut butter. This late night hunger craving often causes us to eat calories that aren’t needed, especially when we are making choices based on our cravings. Are you ready for these cravings to end? Follow these easy steps to make that happen.
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  • Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:59 PM
    In my article two or three weeks describing our last trip to Mexico to deliver a firetruck, I mentioned the blind Aztec boy who really needs a service dog.
    He's 7-years-old and life could be made so much better and safer if he only had a good service animal.
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  • Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:53 PM

    Purdue Extension Montgomery County recently offered “Science Made Easy” to a total of 40 youth as part of Crawfordsville Middle School’s “After The Bell” program. This afterschool program offers youth the opportunity to engage in specific club’s that they may have an interest in. This club met once a week from March 3rd to March 31st. Participants to this club participated in weekly hands-on, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. These activities included exploring Non-Newtonian fluids by making Oobleck, robotics, aerospace, and more!

    So why the focus on STEM activities and programs? According to the Office of Science and Technology and Policy, “STEM occupations will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations over the period from 2008-2018.” Furthermore, “STEM workers drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. However, U.S. businesses frequently voice concerns over the supply and availability of STEM workers” (STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future, U.S. Department of Commerce). Therefore, it is important to provide youth opportunities to explore the different facets of STEM and assist in developing an interest in these areas. The 4-H program provides these opportunities for youth to get excited and explore STEM fields through 4-H projects, 4-H club meetings, workshops, and afterschool programs etc.

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  • Thursday, May 05, 2016 1:35 AM

    The fund raising efforts to complete the restoration of the clocktower to the Montgomery County courthouse are almost finished!  We want to provide this report and hope everyone will read it.  We will be making history right here in Montgomery County by replacing our tower to our magnificent courthouse.

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  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:53 PM

    People seem to like rankings so here are a couple that might interest residents. Montgomery County is currently ranked 5th in the state for deaths related to opioid pain relievers abuse and 6th for non-fatal emergency room visits due to opioid overdoses. Keeping that in mind, 70% of abused prescriptions drugs come from friends’ or families’ unused medication.

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  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:49 AM
    “No time” is the number one reason people do not exercise.  So let me rephrase that for you by adding the reason we exercise.
    I don’t have the time to be healthy.    Now, it sounds like an excuse doesn’t it?
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  • Monday, April 25, 2016 11:37 PM
    Many good things have been happening in our community and citizens reach out to me on a daily basis to express their appreciation for the progress that is being made and for the levels of cooperation that are making it possible.
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  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:55 PM
    Tire Amnesty Day will be held Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montgomery County Health Department, 110 West South Blvd.  All Montgomery County citizens are welcome to dispose of automobile tires at no charge; semi or tractor tires are not accepted.
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  • Saturday, April 09, 2016 12:07 AM
    One of the youth waiting for a mentor is six-year-old Aaron.  
    Aaron is the only child in his home and lives with his single mom. His mom would love for him to have a male in his life who he can look up to. She says he is a good kid, caring, respectful, and very smart: he makes straight A’s in school.
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  • Monday, April 04, 2016 2:19 AM

    The Paper of Montgomery County will bring its readers stories of children in the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Juvenile Mentoring Program who are waiting for a mentor.  All names and some situational details have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the child.  Every child mentioned in this article is part of a growing waiting list of children who wish and need a mentor in our community. If you feel like mentoring is for you, please call Jill Hampton or e-mail her at 362-0694 ext. 12 or jillhysb@sbcglobal.net

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  • Truck repair south of the border
    Friday, April 01, 2016 1:01 AM

    A couple of weeks ago I was on a trip to Mexico to repair a firetruck and to survey a medical clinic to ascertain the needs of the small town of Calnali.

    The trip was different from my other trips in that we needed to repair a firetruck we gave them through our Rotary Club’s Mexico Initiative and also set up clinics to see patients in some small towns without medical care.
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  • Monday, March 28, 2016 11:54 PM

    I am a Montgomery County resident. I am not employed in the recycling industry but have researched recycling for the past few months.

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  • Sunday, March 27, 2016 11:50 PM
    Why should you mentor? Becoming a mentor to a child in need could be one of the most rewarding things you have ever done.  Being a mentor at the Youth Service Bureau means being a caring adult who devotes time to a young person, with the goal in mind of helping that young person discover their strengths and achieve their potential.
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  • Friday, March 25, 2016 12:39 AM

    Several months have passed since the City of Crawfordsville was awarded Stellar Designation and I would like to provide the community with an update on our progress.

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