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Monday, November 20, 2017
Left to right: Michael R. Shadowen, Mayor Todd Barton, Gary Bell, David Taborski
Left to right: Michael R. Shadowen, Mayor Todd Barton, Gary Bell, David Taborski
Monday, November 20, 2017 4:00 AM
Saturday, Mayor Todd Barton declared Crawfordsville a Purple Heart City. Veterans gathered at the Crawfordsville Library for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) banquet ceremony. This ceremony has been a long time coming and the excitment filled the air as veterans celebrated the officially chartered DAV. DAV Benefits Protection Officer, Ron Compton said, “it's taken a lot of work to get here.” Compton credits Gary Bell in heading them in the right direction.
Mayor Barton addressed the veterans with a heartfelt speech of what their sacrifice means to him personally and to our community. Mayor Barton, along with the DAV is helping to make sure these sacrifices do not get forgotten and no veteran slips through the cracks. The Mayor took time to thank all those who serve and convey his appreciation saying, "I don't think we can say it enough, I thank each and every one of you for your service. I am always reminding people, especially our younger people, that we have such an abundance of freedom in this country and we take it for granted and there are those in this world who would take that freedom away very quickly if it were not for people like you stepping forward and defending that freedom . . . so, on behalf of myself and this community; Thank you for your service." 
Barton added, "We are very proud of what’s happening in this community, a lot of good things are happening. I feel very strongly that we do not lose sight of the fact that, that wouldn't be possible without our military and veterans. There are things we could do to make life in our community a little better for veterans, we are exploring that right now and will be working on that in the coming months." 
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The county commissioners created a stir when they brought up planning (and zoning) at their meeting last week. What's your take on planning and zoning?


 

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4-H Board at 12:44 PM on 9/1/2016
Start Time: 9/1/2016 12:44:00 PM
End Time: 12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
4-H Board meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the Exhibit Hall. They are open to the public.
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PAL GROUP at 7:40 AM on 10/21/2016
Start Time: 10/21/2016 7:40:00 AM
PALGROUP,--Parents of Addicted Loved Ones”—is a national organization for parents, family members, and significant others who have loved ones who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The primary goal of PAL is to provide hope through education and support for parents, family members, and others who dealing with addicted loved ones. Each week there is an educational component that informs participants about addiction and issues related to addiction. There is also a portion for discussion and sharing of experiences. In addition, Palgroup facilitators, although laypeople who must have an addicted child or significant other in order to serve as such, are trained to facilitate the meetings. Every four to six weeks, a professional addiction counselor or social worker will be invited to speak on a relevant topic or issue.
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