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  • Friday, April 20, 2018 4:00 AM
    Join us for “An Afternoon at the Beach” Prom on Saturday, June 2nd, to be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crawfordsville American Legion Post, 101 Remley Drive, sponsored by the Montgomery County Civitan Club with assistance from local merchants and members of the community. It will be an afternoon to remember with pizza, snacks and finger food, dancing and fun for individuals with special needs (age 16 and up) and their families or support staff. There is no charge for this event but reservations are required before May 26th due to space availability. Please call (765)918-8663 or email MontgomeryCountyCivitan@gmail.com for reservations or more information. To volunteer to assist with this event or donate goods or services please use the same contact information. 
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  • CLUB NEWS: Kassie Frazier Speaks to Kiwanis
    Friday, April 20, 2018 4:00 AM
    Kassie Frazier, the Executive Director of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center in Lebanon, Indiana, spoke to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club this week during Child Abuse Prevention Month. The mission of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center (SCAC) is to minimize the trauma to any child who is involved in allegations of sexual and/or serious physical abuse or neglect and the subsequent investigation of those allegations.
    Frazier told us that SCAC uses a “multi-disciplinary team” including law enforcement, Department of Child Services, prosecutors, mental health professionals, and SANE nurses to meet the needs of these children and investigating any allegations that have been made after being referred to SCAC.
    With over 200 incidents that were investigated last year SCAC certainly fulfills a needed service in our community. 
    The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club supports the work of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center and the help that it provides the children. Kiwanis needs Kids and Kids need Kiwanis. If you would like to hear more interesting presentations like this one come and visit us at the Crawfordsville District Public Library and Thursday at Noon.
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  • CLUB NEWS: Kiwanis Comfort Dolls
    Friday, April 20, 2018 4:00 AM
    Comfort dolls, made by members and family of the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club presented these handmade dolls to service providers in the area in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
    These dolls will be used to aid and comfort children by various service organizations in the county in times of need.
    Pictured are Kassie Frazier, Executive Director of Sylvia's Place Child Advocacy Center; Anita Byers, Executive Director of the Family Crisis Shelter; and Tim Haltom, Supervisor - Department of Child Services, Montgomery County along with Sharon Kenny, Kiwanis Treasurer; Gary Behling, Kiwanis Board member and Terri Behling, Kiwanis Family Member.
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  • CLUB NEWS: Rotary hears about wind farms
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:38 PM
    Bill Milam, Matt Jewell and Miriah Mershon spoke about to the Crawfordsville Rotary Club Wednesday about No Wind Farms in Montgomery County.
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  • Kiwanis welcomes two new members
    Monday, April 16, 2018 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club welcomed two new members to our club on Thursday. Char Lingen-DiMizio, our membership chair, inducted Johnathan Holley and Jacob Moore as new Kiwanis members. 
    Kiwanis International brings the world together — one community at a time. Crawfordsville Kiwanis has been doing that since 1921. Come on out and see what we’re about. We meet every Thursday at noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
    Pictured are Membership Chair, Char Lingen-DeMizio, new member Jake Moore, Sponsor Bryan Donaldson, and new member Johnathan Holley.
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  • Sarah Houston-Dicks speaks at Kiwanis
    Monday, April 16, 2018 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville Kiwanis club was pleased to welcome our guest speaker this week, Sarah Houston-Dicks. Dicks’ passion to change her community and the futures of female drug addicts led her to establish Half Way Home, a rehabilitation facility for female addicts. Although the facility is just over two years old the program has “graduated” over thirty women who have gone through the 180-day program. 
    The effect that this program has had on the women going through it is life changing, Dicks’ said. But it’s not just the effect on the women themselves but their families and in many cases the children involved.
    Pictured is Sarah Houston-Dicks – Half Way Home
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  • CLUB NEWS: Key Club Members take over Kiwanis meeting
    Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:00 AM
    Crawfordsville High School Key Club members Madison Wendelin and Jenna Foster showed their leadership skills that they developed through their years in Key Club by taking over Thursday’s Kiwanis meeting this week. Both Wendelin and Foster are 4-year members of Key Club at CHS and were excited about taking over the rostrum from Kiwanis President Don Thompson. They presided during the entire meeting and assisted in the installation of two new members to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club and the introduction of the guest speaker, Sarah Houston-Dicks.
    Crawfordsville Key Club is sponsored by the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club and performs many hours of service during the school year serving in our community and at Crawfordsville High School. 
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  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:00 AM
    The Flower Lovers Club held its April meeting at St, John’s Episcopal Church. President Jan Hook called the meeting to order. She lead the group in prayer. The April hostesses were Jan Stout, Dorothy Fogel, Sona Hartman and Jan Carpenter, They provided delicious refreshments of lemon bars, caramel brownies, cheese and crackers and fresh fruit cups.
    Roll call was share your plans for a new project or a new plant you would like to grow. Twenty five members were present. Two guests were welcomed, Mary Barnett and Marge Staten’s mother, Dee. Members were encouraged to select seed packets on the tables.
    Jan said the garage sale and garden show sales did well considering the snowy weather. Dorothy Fogel said planting the baskets for Main Street will now be April 12. Paula Furr announced pansies will not be planted due to the very cool weather. Hopefully, planters will be planted by Mother’s Day. She reminded members to clean old growth from their containers, The scheduled program on dividing perennials is postponed until fall. Teresa McIntyre presented a program on air plants. She gave history, how to take care of them. Members had the opportunity to purchase plants. Jan reminded members of the bus trip to Nineveh, IN. on May 2. and payment is due. If room allows, guests are welcome.
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  • It’s Time for Tea
    Saturday, April 7, 2018 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Extension Homemakers Spring Tea Committee pictured above are back row Marge Benge, Susan Vaught, Beth Carroll, Judy Chastain, Paula Boots, and Peggy Dixon. Judy Tulley, Moina Buckles, and Marilyn Nunan are on the front row. Those also helping this year are Amy Endicott, Jennifer Shadle, Patsy Stephens, and County President Martha Swick. 
    Books, Buttons, and Bows will be the theme for this year’s annual Spring Tea. The tea is sponsored by the Montgomery County Extension Homemakers. 
    It will be held on April 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Montgomery County 4-H Building.
    Please join us for an enjoyable evening! It’s free and open to the public! Bring your friends and join in! Deck yourself out with books, buttons, and bows in your own special way and fashion! We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with! You may even have a special story about books, buttons, and bows that you would like to share with everyone!
    Vendors will be present to share their business info with you.
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  • CLUB NEWS: Judi and Greg Kleine speak at Kiwanis
    Friday, April 6, 2018 4:00 AM
    After participating on numerous mission trips to the West Indies and other locations in the Eastern Caribbean Judi and Greg Kleine wanted to take a vacation cruise to Barbados and St. Vincent. Just imagine, sun and fun while those of us who couldn’t go suffered through snow and cold weather last November and December. It was scheduled as a restful trip, and they would visit some of the friends they had met during some of their other mission trips. 
    Unfortunately, September 18, 2017 happened. A hurricane had formed just two days before in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and was headed straight toward the Windward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Maria was its name. 
    Judi and Greg took their cruise to Barbados and other Islands that had not been devastated and while in Barbados they met with some friends at the Windward Island School of Evangelism. It just so happened that the school had been working with others to help with all the devastation and there were three young men attending school there that were planning a trip to go to the tiny island of Dominica, about half the size of Montgomery County, to help repair or rebuild the homes of their families on the island. Judi and Greg said they would help.
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  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:00 AM
    Writers Wanted: Word by Word is a prose group that critiques bi-weekly on Wednesday from 1 – 3 p.m. An atmosphere of nurturing and encouragement for those who wish to sharpen their writing skills. Contact Myrna at (317)600-0774. 
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  • Bitcoin or Bit Coin?
    Saturday, March 31, 2018 4:00 AM
    Fellow Kiwanian Gary Behling made a presentation on Thursday about Bitcoin and other “Cryptocurrencies” at the weekly Kiwanis luncheon. We learned that there are nearly 1600 types of cryptocurrencies available today and that number is growing daily. Bitcoin is only one of the types of cryptocurrencies available, but it is the largest and most valuable currency in the marketplace. In some places you can use Bitcoin to buy a Big Mac, order something from Overstock.com, pay for travel on Expedia.com or even to buy a new McLaren. Cryptocurrency might be the key to the future, but we always need new ways to invest in our Children and Kiwanis can help! Come on out and visit our Kiwanis meeting any Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. By the way, during his presentation Gary's Bitcoin dropped $94.00! Pictured is Gary Behling and his Bit Coin.

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  • Friday, March 30, 2018 4:00 AM
    On Monday, March 5, 2018, a PIX business meeting was held in a meeting room at the Crawfordsville District Public Library with President, Maggie Bryant, residing. The business meeting was called to order by Bryant and members were led in the opening verse. After announcements of birthdays and anniversaries, Bryant called for happy buck respondents. Jennifer Hunter then took roll call. Jenny Slavens gave the Treasurer’s report and asked for questions regarding the proposed budget from the February meeting. Discussion was held and motioned passed regarding the proposed budget. Julie Swick presented the February minutes and were approved as read. 
    Jennifer Hunter shared correspondence. Correspondence requiring action was received. A letter from the state regarding state project proposals was read. Jenny Slavens motioned that delegates use their own discretion to vote at the state meeting. Vicky Reynolds seconded. Motion passed. A letter regarding national convention delegate request was received. Hear Indiana sent a letter requesting donations for camp sponsorship which had already been submitted. A letter from Beta Tau regarding raffle basket request was also received. Donations were gathered for basket items. 
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  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:00 AM
    The 2018 Kickoff Chili Dinner will be April 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Whitesville Christian Church.
    Join us for the Annual Kickoff of another great year for the Pioneers! Help get your organization off to a great start. You are needed to make it another successful year!
    The kickoff is a great time to sign up for activities that interest you the most. Bring a friend or two and help the club grow.
    Chili, tableware, and drinks will be provided by Pioneers. **If your last name begins with A through M, please bring a salad/side. If your last name begins with N through Z, please bring a dessert. 
    Come enjoy the fellowship, good food and first meeting of 2018! Included with this invitation is a schedule of slated meetings and events. Please note the dates since there will not be monthly reminders. If you have any questions feel free to call any of the officers. 
    See you Thursday, April 19. Bring a friend, your side or dessert, and your $15.00 dues.
    You may send certificate of insurance and dues to Peggy Hedrick, 110 Durham Drive, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or bring to the kickoff meeting. The dues are to be paid by the kickoff meeting April 19th.
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  • Karen Branch speaks to Kiwanis
    Friday, March 23, 2018 4:00 AM
    Karen Branch, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau (YSB) spoke to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday. Branch provided some frightening statistics regarding the children of Montgomery County including the facts that over 16 percent of kids in Montgomery County live in homes that are at or below the poverty line and almost 20 percent of children are “food insecure” meaning that they don’t know where their next meal is coming from! 
    YSB is providing 11 different programs to Montgomery County children to help overcome some of the problems affecting them. From mentoring programs to Court Appointed Special Advocates for children to the NOURISH program which provides backpacks of food to needy children every Friday YSB is working hard to help children in our community. Contact the YSB at www.mcysb.org to see how you can help.
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