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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:25 PM
    The NRA Foundation has awarded the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need program a grant in the amount of $1,000. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for donated large game and livestock. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry encourages the donation of large game and livestock to their “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers may donate, at no cost to them, by taking large game or livestock to a participating meat processor in their area. The donation will be processed, packaged, and frozen. Local hunger relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated.
    Approximately 1 out of every 4 households within Indiana (that have children) report an inability to be able to afford enough food to feed their family and over 30 percent of Hoosiers regularly have to choose between paying bills or buying food. Those affected by food insecurity are often at high-risk for obesity and diet-related diseases due to the lack of quality in the foods that they can afford. Protein, one of the most important nutrients for brain and body development in children and young adults, is also the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain. 
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:24 PM
    The Darlington Summer Reading program for children ages 4 to 13 will start on June 5 and run through July 14. Children can earn prizes, books, toys, candy, and gift cards by reading books from the library. They will keep track of the books with a reading log, which they can obtain when they sign up at the circulation desk. Parents may also read books to their little ones. The top readers in each age group will also receive a trophy. 
    At the end of the program, on July 21 at 1 p.m., Professor Steve will present his brand new science show “Professor Steve’s Marvelous Machine Show.” Learn about the wonders of science and have fun at the same time. Parents are also welcome to attend. Seating is limited so sign up soon, or call Assistant Librarian Noelle Suiter for more information at (765) 794-4813.
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    The renewed efforts of the Montgomery County Clocktower Committee are paying off. The committee has created a fundraising page in order to make giving a breeze. Visit www.generosity.com and search Montgomery County Clocktower Committee or go directly to http://bit.ly/2r1lpyT. 
    The committee has secured a bid and has until May 30 to collect the remaining funds. Still shy of the goal, they need your help to make it down the final stretch.
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Registrations are being accepted for the Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp to be held July 7-9 at Purdue University in West Lafayette. About 40 stroke survivors and caregivers will be spending this weekend together participating in activities offered by Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp. The weekend's main goal is for participants to enjoy activities that include the areas of socialization, support, education and relaxation.
    A stroke can change one's life instantaneously. For the 680,000 people who become stroke survivors every year, it is a life-changing experience resulting in a range of disability, from slight to debilitating.
    For stroke survivors, and their caregivers and families, their lives, their friendships and how they perceive themselves are transformed when they attend a Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp. Here they begin to build bonds with other stroke survivors, enjoy activities they feared were lost to them and participate in an experience both heart-warming and life affirming. The survivors, their caregivers and family stay in hotel accommodations, but still enjoy outdoor experiences and many aspects of camping out of their normal range of activities. The families and caregivers have respite from the constant pressure of caring for another person. They are pampered and are able to share stories and experience the insight of other caregivers - who truly understand what their lives are like.
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Alice Phillips received high recognition and praise at the 2017 recent Annual Meeting of the LWV of Montgomery County as she completed her term as President. 
    Nancy Bennett was elected President for 2017-2019 along with David Long First Vice President, Karen Gunther-Secretary, and Lynette Ziuchkovski-Director. Board members whose terms continue 2017-2018 include Katy Myers-Second Vice President, Joyce Burnette-Treasurer who will be assisted by Ed Fain, and Gail Pebworth-Director.
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, in conjunction with the Crawfordsville Fire Department will be providing free car seat safety inspections at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds during the “Back to Summer Health and Safety Fair”. This car seat event will be held June 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fairgrounds with many other local agencies in attendance. 
    This is not a free car seat program, but a free program to educate parents about Indiana laws, appropriate car seat choices, use and installation,” Jill Hampton said. “The technicians do not just install car seats for parents, but teach them how to install them themselves. This is very important because car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13 years old. Many deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper installation of car seats, booster seats and seat belts.” 
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    With the last couple of days winding down for most students before summer break, parents are looking at places that would make a great family vacation. However for those who don’t go on vacations and stay in Montgomery County, there are still many activities and things to do to stay busy over the summer and have fun at the same time.
    Executive Director of the Crawfordsville / Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Tom Utley spoke about a couple of events that people may enjoy.
    “The chamber hosts a golf outing out at the country club. You also have events such as the very popular Strawberry Festival that draw hundreds of people yearly and have a vast array of entertainment, food and many other things for people to see”.
    Director of the Parks and Recreation in Crawfordsville, Fawn Johnson who is in her sixth year as director, also spoke of many events that they are hosting this summer.
    “We have many events that are all open to the public. Just a few include the 4th of July Freedom Festival at Milligan Park, Doggie Pool Party on August 26. We also offer many ways to stay active with swim lessons beginning here soon and gymnastics lessons as well. There is a day camp for kids in grades 1-6.”
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  • Having a field day
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Pleasant Hill students celebrated the final days of school with an exciting day of outdoor fun. Kids played games and activities like chalk art, kick-ball and tug-of-war.
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Ladoga Elementary is offering free breakfast and lunch over the summer for kids. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with lunch being from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be located at the Ladoga Park Shelter House starting June 5 and going through July 28. There will be a kickoff for this event on June 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that includes free food, a bounce house and other fun activities. 
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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 AM
    The Ladoga-Clark Twp. Public Library is presenting an afternoon with David Scimonelli, percussionist, , June 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room, Ladoga-Clark Twp. Public Library. It is free and all ages are welcome.
    Mr. Scimonelli is a freelance percussionist and music educator. He currently is a Section Percussionist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. Outside of the classical realm, he has recorded and performed on drumset in stylistically different groups ranging from rock, funk and Latin to Jazz and sacred music. He has performed on drumset and percussion in numerous musical theatre productions. 
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  • Opposite ends of the track
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:57 PM
    Two sets of train tracks offered differing situations to local folks Tuesday. Travelers down Market Street were greeted with clear travel after construction finished up on the railroad crossing there (pictured ). A little further south, a train came off of the tracks that split Franklin Street and had Water Street blocked for the afternoon. Amy Spencer lives next to the rail line and chronicled the happenings for The Paper. “I could see it was off the track and tried to wave the conductor down to let him know. It sounded like thunder crashing,” said Spencer. Spencer and other neighbors agreed that the tracks are in awful condition and should have been replaced a long time ago. Saying, “We are not surprised by this, just surprised it hasn’t happened before now.” CSX Transportation refused to comment on the incident. 
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  • JUMP takes to the ranch
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    The JUMP program went to the Achaius Ranch in Ladoga this past Saturday and had a fantastic time! The Achaius Ranch is a non-profit organization that takes in horses with a history of abuse and neglect and rehabilitates them. Their scars and physical challenges as well as their triumph in overcoming such a past can help youth develop empathy, tenderness and a desire to serve and nurture others. The Ranch has a program that allows children ages 8- 18 to interact with horses through scheduled sessions. They use creativity to make things fun while teaching natural horsemanship and challenging children to grow and learn. 
    Elisha McCulloh and her staff were wonderful to the mentors and mentees that attended this fun activity at the Achaius Ranch. 
    “Despite the downpour that day, the kids had a fantastic time at the Achaius Ranch” stated Jill Hampton. “Elisha and the rest of the staff showed the group how to care for horses, allowed them to pet the mini horses and the goat and also helped them to ride horses in the corral. For most of the kids, it was their first time ever on a horse. They had a wonderful time.”
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  • Local prof selected to council
    Monday, May 22, 2017 11:20 PM
    Wabash College Assistant Professor of History Sabrina Thomas is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on “The 20th Century Presidency.”
    The 30 faculty members in history, political science, and related fields were selected from a pool of highly competitive nominations. The seminar will explore characteristics of 20th century presidential leadership, including several individual presidents and their presidencies, and will be held July 23-27 at Stanford University’s Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center in Washington, DC.
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  • Monday, May 22, 2017 11:17 PM
    The MCTP Constitutional Conservatives will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. At the meeting Paul Morinville speak. The title of his presentation is "How patented property rights create jobs and why the system is broken." The MCTP Constitutional Conservatives is a grassroots organization that encourages citizen activism for the mission of defending individual and economic liberty through limited government, fiscal responsibility, accountable representation, and upholding the Constitution. The Tea Party is not affiliated with any political party. Visitors are welcome.
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  • Monday, May 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    Southmont’s junior high was recently tabbed as having one of the strongest counseling systems in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Education recently named Southmont Jr. High School as a recipient of the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award in 2017. Gold Star schools undergo a rigorous process to raise student achievement by creating local community advisory groups that review student data, set specific goals and commit to maximizing the time and skills of the school counselor. The official award presentation will be at the Indiana School Counselor Association fall conference in Indianapolis in November. 
    Members of the Advisory Council and Steering Team include: Alan Clifton, Mike Coudret, Chris Cox, Nancy Cox, Sheridan Hadley, Adana Hedge, Julie Hess, Greg Guey, Amy Fugg, Rachel Leach, Katie Powell, Nicki Reimondo, Anna Roth, Kelly Taylor and Kevin Wilkinson. 
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