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  • Meet Louisa and Elizabeth
    Monday, October 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau has many programs that are designed to help children to grow up healthy, confident and to become productive members of our community. The JUMP program is one such program that helps a child to navigate through the challenges of youth. Every child needs more the one positive role model in their life because it truly does take a village to raise a child. The JUMP program matches an adult volunteer with a child who is on the waiting list so they can spend time together and do fun things! A mentor, just by showing up, listening and caring has the opportunity to change the course of a child’s life for the better. 
    One of those positive role models is Louisa Blaich. Louisa has lived in Crawfordsville for 25 years, is married and the mother of three grown children. Louisa has been mentoring Elizabeth for almost six years. When Louisa was asked what it takes to be a good mentor, she replied “I think basically you just need to like children and enjoy spending time with them.” When asked what surprised her most about becoming a mentor, Louisa said, “I expected to do fun things with Elizabeth and help her in any way I could but I was surprised to find out how much I enjoy it. Spending time with Elizabeth has really helped me too!”
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  • Monday, October 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    Skin Care As We Age: How To Avoid Wounds' is the November topic sponsored by Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, Franciscan Physician Network, Montgomery County Wellness Coalition and The Paper of Montgomery County.
    Franciscan Health Crawfordville, Franciscan Physician Network, Montgomery County Wellness Coalition and The Paper of Montgomery County are co-hosting "Skin Care As We Age: How To Avoid Wounds." The program will start at noon on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville's Bonzel Hall. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m.
    The program will be presented by Cheryl Sabens, N.P., nurse practitioner with the Advanced Wound Healing Center at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. Sabens will discuss the importance of caring for skin and the process of healing chronic non-healing wounds, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other services provided by the Advanced Wound Healing Center at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.
    This session will be held at Bonzel Hall, located inside the visitor entrance to Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. Lunch will be provided.
    This program is free, but registration is required and can be made by calling Franciscan Health Crawfordsville's Administration at (765) 364-3105.
    Upcoming dates and topics include: 
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  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    Through the generosity of its donors, the Montgomery County Community Foundation is pleased to offer more than 25 different college scholarships to both current high school seniors and non-traditional Montgomery County students this year.
    Applications are completed online and can be found by visiting Once on the website, just click "Apply for MCCF Scholarship." Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria; some are based on high school attended, area of study, two-year or four-year institution, etc. It is important to read each criteria section carefully to determine eligibility. There are seven applications on the website, all of which have a submission deadline of January 15, 2018:
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  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    On Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) will recognize Greg Hunt, Principal at Crawfordsville High School as the 2017 High School Principal from IASP District 4. District 4 is located in west central Indiana and is made up of Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White Counties. 
    The recognition ceremony is a part of the 2017 Principals of the Year Recognition Celebration, a part of IASP’s annual Fall Professional Conference. 
    The award will be presented at a dinner at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel at 6 p.m. with the IASP State President, David Stouse, presiding along with Todd Bess, Executive Director.
    District High School Principals of the Year are elected by their peers. One principal is honored from each of the 12 districts. From these 12 District High School Principal winners, one is chosen as the 2017 State High School Principal of the Year. The state winner will be announced at the award celebration.
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  • Bits 'N' Pieces 10-21-17
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    Play the sad organ music and let out a heavy sigh. Since we are writing this and you are reading it, we figure neither of us won the $25 million drawing from the Hoosier Lottery. And if you did win, the what the heck are you doing here? Why aren’t you at a beach or on an island or something? Oh well, we’re kind of like the Cubs now, there’s always next year!
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    WELCOME TO our new airport manager Lori Curless. And congrats to the city as Lori’s new home got a new name. Our little airport, which isn’t so little anymore, is now Crawfordsville Regional Airport! A lot of old-timers (and even a few not-so-old-timers) remember when it was a grass field with a farmhouse. There’s been a lot of reminiscing about a drive-in restaurant out there as well. Who knows, it might not be too long before we end up with a restaurant out there again!
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    LAST WEEK, we dipped into the long-ago to bring you our Mystery Guest. Yes, you’ll have to read further to see who it was – but he had a very distinct connection to the Indianapolis 500. Well, one of the people we heard from was Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles. Doug wrote to us and, in part, said: “Thanks for the Mystery Guest piece on our 1919 Indy 500 winner and Crawfordsville native . . . Appreciate the history between IMS and the Crawfordsville area and really appreciate you all mentioning some of that history!”
    Well, you’re very welcome Mr. Boles. We appreciate that history as well and wish you much continued success at the greatest racetrack in the world!
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    IT’S THAT TIME of year that the MUFFY drive really starts ramping up. Here at the World-Wide HQ of the media empire that is us (wink-wink), we wish all the best for new bossman Terry Armstrong, his trusty assistant director Kara Edie and this year’s drive chair Lisa Cooper! May you raise all the money every agency needs and more!
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  • Presbyterian Bazaar Noodle Making
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    The 2017 Presbyterian Bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m to 3p.m. and 5-7 p.m. will again feature homemade noodles. Under direction of Linda Richmond, church members—men and women—have been gathering weekly to make and freeze hundreds of bags of noodles. With fall break for public schools this week, three generations of Livingstons—Jane Livingston, Lori Guard and Allison Guard—were on hand to help make noodles Wednesday and are pictured standing next to Chair Richmond. Others assisting that day were Marty Pool, Becky Howerton, Joyce Ledgerwood, Arlene Painter and Jim Servies. On Nov. 2 the delightful Coffee Shop can be a great start before exploring the many Bazaar Rooms—Noodle, Holiday boutique (handcrafted holiday decorations, toys and gifts), bakery, amazing treasures and collectables, carry-out room with oven-ready casseroles, and more. Delicious luncheon will be served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Bazaar will reopen 5-7 p.m. with an all you can eat Spaghetti Supper. By popular request the “ Bazaar Encore” will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon for those unable to come on Thursday. All Bazaar proceeds provide preschool scholarships for local children to attend the Wabash Early Childhood Academy.
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  • Fun at the expo
    Friday, October 20, 2017 4:00 AM
    Reagan Kate Hernandez, 6, was having fun with her mom, Heather, and dad, Executive Director, Rick at the Chamber Business expo. 
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  • Friday, October 20, 2017 4:00 AM
    With great weather being planned for the end of the month, the Crawfordsville Kiwanis club is proudly planning its 43rd annual Holiday Bazaar for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Building at 400 Parke Avenue in Crawfordsville. 
    Shoppers can stock up on early holiday gifts from the terrific variety of vendors, including crafts, jewelry, honey, cosmetics and collectibles. All proceeds are used to help children in need here in Montgomery County and at Riley Children’s Hospital. 
    Back by popular demand! The Antique Car Show will be returning again this year to the bazaar at the Hose Elementary School parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The nice weather planned there will be a good showing of the vintage vehicles and there will be something for the men to enjoy while the women shop.
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  • Friday, October 20, 2017 4:00 AM
    Thursday Oct. 19 Joel Weir @ Backstep Brewery, Crawfordsville 7-9 p.m. 125 N. Green St. Non-Smoking Venue. Songwriter night. Along with One Wintered Life.
    Thursday Oct. 19 Joe Marcinek Band @ Carnahan Hall, Lafayette 7:30 p.m. 2200 Elmwood, Suite A6 (765) 337-0056 Featuring Kofi Baker.
    Every Friday Danny Weiss Duo @ Red Seven Bar & Grill, Lafayette 6-8:30 p.m. 200 Main St. (765) 742-7337 Indoors. Danny/clarinet, Jeff Wimble/guitar. .
    Every Friday Jeff Anderson @ Ichiban Sichuan Restaurant, Lafayette 7 p.m. 2 S. 4th St. (765) 742-6600
    Friday-Sunday Oct. 20-22 “It Runs In The Family” @ Civic Theater, Lafayette 7:30 p.m. 313 N. 5th St. (765) 423-7529 Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. adults $19. Senior $16. youth $11.
    Friday Oct. 20 Alex Schofield @ B Squared, Brownsburg 7:30-9:30 p.m. 1430 N. Green St. (317) 858-1569 Smoking Venue. .
    Friday Oct. 20 Desperate Measures @ Eagles Club, Crawfordsville 8 p.m. 920 E. South Blvd. (765) 362-5210 Non-Smoking Venue. Open to the public.
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  • The future looks bright . . .
    Friday, October 20, 2017 4:00 AM
    Lori Curless was recently celebrated as the new manager of the Crawfordsville Regional Airport. The Board of Aviation Commissioners gave Curless a welcoming party Wednesday.
    "We feel very fortunate to have someone as qualified as, Lori. She has a good vision for the future of this airport,” said Myra Dunn, BOAC member.
    Pilot and frequent volunteer of the airport, Paul Abbott told, The Paper, "Lori is a class act and so is our airport. It's going to be a great combination."
    Mayor Todd Barton, gave his thoughts on, Curless, saying, "We're excited to have someone of her capability, background, and expertise."
    Curless was born to Tim and Janet Curless in 1985. She grew up in DeMotte, graduating from Kankakee Valley high School. After graduation, Curless, attended Indiana State University where she received a bachelor's degree in Aviation Administration and an associate's degree in flight. Curless was enthused by aviation since childhood and was inspired by her father, Tim. 
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  • Friday, October 20, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Wabash College Glee Club will present a joint concert with the Taylor University Chorale at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in Salter Concert Hall in Fine Arts Center.
    This joint concert will feature a variety of music from both ensembles, including African American spirituals, like “Elijah Rock,” songs by contemporary composers like Stephen Paulus and Ola Gjelo, a few jazz inspired numbers, and several spirited pieces performed by the combined choirs.
    The Taylor Chorale is directed by Dr. JoAnn Rediger, who has led the ensemble on many regional and international tours, including Greece, Ecuador, the Bahamas, and South Korea. They sing a variety of music, from major works with orchestra to hymns, spirituals, and vocal jazz. Taylor University is a private, faith-based liberal arts college located in Upland, IN. 
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  • Friday, October 20, 2017 4:00 AM
    In 2015, the Indiana 4-H program launched an initiative to reach new audiences of youth in the community called SPARK Clubs! SPARK Clubs are designed to create hands-on learning experiences and new opportunities, led by 4-H Volunteers. The goal of SPARK Clubs are to capture the attention of youth with “out of the box” interests they may not find elsewhere. 
    SPARK Clubs are a great avenue for adults to help educate and share their passion or hobby with youth in the community. A short example list of SPARK Club offerings include: Scuba Diving Club, Chef University, Garden to Grill, Robotics, Science Club, Makerspace, Yoga Club, Running Club, Nature Club, and so much more! These clubs are intended to reach NEW youth audiences who may not already be involved in the 4-H program. However, youth will become 4-H members once they join a SPARK Club. SPARK Clubs are for youth currently in grades 3-12, and must meet a minimum of 6 hours (i.e. a 6-week program, meeting twice a week for 3 weeks, etc.).
    Montgomery County 4-H is always looking for new volunteers to help grow the 4-H program. SPARK Clubs are a great way to get involved and teach a topic that you are passionate about. We are currently seeking volunteers to lead SPARK Club opportunities for the year. As stated previously, these clubs can vary in topics and they are intended to reach new youth audiences.
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  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:34 PM
    On Oct. 19, as this is their annual tour month, the Dubble Duzzen Home Extension Club visited the sights of Delphi, Indiana.
    Their first stop was the Delphi Opera House where tour guide showed the group the beautifully restored building which was in the 1864 "City Hall". The house hosted many shows, dramas, concerts and more. James Whitcomb Riley was one of their most famous programs and he even wrote poetry about the town and the people there. He made several trips back to Delphi to relax because he enjoyed the atmosphere and the people.
    Next the club ate a delicious lunch at the Stonehouse Restaurant where all were treated to the most amazing pie desserts.
    Finally the group headed for a boat ride down the Wabash and Erie Canal where they learned about when and where the canal ran, and what was transported.
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  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Flower Lover Club met on Oct. 4 for a short trip. We met and carpooled to Fall Creek Farm in Yountsville for a lovely tea and flower arranging party. Jamie Smith and her helpers served us five kinds of homemade teas to taste and a contest was held to see who guessed all five varieties correctly. We enjoyed a delicious meal that was prepared using farm products and served on beautiful china. Jamie had picked lots of flowers, greenery and plants so we could create our own floral arrangements. She also provided the containers and we had a great time making something beautiful for our homes. A big thank you to Jamie and Fall Creek staff for a nice afternoon. There were five reservations for this event that have not been paid at this time. Please give your payment to Anita at the November meeting. 
    Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. in St. John’s Church. This is a very important meeting to attend as we will be electing officers for 2018. 
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  •   Athena Sport & Fitness Celebrates  National Silver Sneakers Week
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    Athena Sport & Fitness’s partner, SilverSneakers, is celebrating its 25th anniversary! That’s 25 years of improving the physical, social and mental health of millions of older Americans through fitness. Athena Sport & fitness is proud to offer this program to help members achieve their health and fitness goals. To recognize this milestone, they will be hosting an anniversary celebration during National SilverSneakers Week, Oct. 23-27, 2017. Fitness locations across the country are hosting a commemorative SilverSneakers class. Members are encouraged to join the celebration by attending our National SilverSneakers Week class on Thursday, Oct 26 at 10 a.m. With a cake and coffee reception, complete with entertainment! 
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