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Monday, November 19, 2018
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  • Friday, November 16, 2018 11:19 PM
    Thirty-one Montgomery County Master Gardeners and spouses met in the Exhibit Hall of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday at 6:30 p.m. for their annual harvest pitch-in. This number included 11 new interns who recently graduated from the Master Gardener class. Interns now have two years to log 35 volunteer hours to become Certified Master Gardeners. President Byron Thada went through a list of projects carried out by the Master Gardeners that provide volunteer and educational opportunities: Bi-State Gardening Conference, the Lawn and Garden Show, spring and fall plant exchanges, the Nicholson Elementary garden project, teaching at Montgomery County Ag Days for county 4th graders, the Indiana State Fair Master Gardener booth, educational speakers at monthly meetings, and two possible new projects for 2019 – landscaping at Lane House and Arbor Day tree plantings as part of Crawfordsville Main Street’s urban forestry effort.
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  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:28 PM
    November 12, 2018
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met at noon on November 12 in the basement of the Crawfordsville Public Library. Forty-nine members were in attendance. The November birthdays were recognized by President Stan Covey and the invocation given by Gary Meek. President Covey welcomed a new member, Therese Callhan. Covey invited all the veterans in the group to stand and be recognized.
    A delicious meal was served by Allen’s Country Kitchen. The program portion of the meeting was a presentation by Dr. Kathy Steele on Homeschool and Virtual School. Kathy shared information garnered from a committee through the League of Women Voters, who have been studying this topic. Kathy noted that a big problem with these nontraditional schools is that the state does not hold them accountable. For parents who are involved and have involved students it seems to be successful, but that group is in the minority.
    Larry Manlove gave the treasurer’s report. ML Dawald read the secretary’s report.
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  • Dede Groves visits Rotary
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:50 PM
    Dede Groves of Finish Strong Studio, spoke to the Rotary Club about the benefits of doing Yoga. She said she has taught 3 different types chair, stretch and balance and power (hot) yoga. She received her training in Indianapolis. Since She has no set studio she does yoga on sight. She can be reached at 765 376 6552
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  • Jean Peterson, Ph.D. Presents to Crawfordsville Kiwanis
    Monday, November 5, 2018 8:38 PM
    Jean Peterson, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, and counselor educator made a presentation to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday. Dr. Peterson has focused most of her clinical work and research on children and adolescents with exceptional ability. Her presentation was about the troubling trend of children hurting themselves due to mental illnesses, depression, home and school stresses and other emotional and psychological factors.
    Dr. Peterson encouraged all of us, as parents, educators or people working with kids, to be available to them, to listen to them, and to learn the signs of depression and how to talk to kids about depression.
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  • Gingerbread winner!
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:18 PM
    Crawfordsville Kiwanis held their 44th annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. For the first time ever, Kiwanis invited all the 5th grade elementary classes in Montgomery County to participate in a Gingerbread House Building and Decorating competition. 
    Schools were encouraged to utilize STEM processes in building these houses. The turnout exceeded expectations for this first effort. Many of the teachers and parents reported that the students really enjoyed making the gingerbread houses and had put many hours of work into building them.
    The winner of this year’s Gingerbread House Building and Decorating competition was Mr. McVay’s class from New Market Elementary School. They will receive a class pizza party and the additional proceeds will go to the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau.
    Pictured are Mr. McVay’s students and the Gingerbread House that they entered.
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  • Claremohr visits Kiwanis
    Friday, October 26, 2018 10:53 PM
    Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the quiet, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows. This old Native American proverb is something that Crawfordsville Kiwanis speaker, Ginger Claremohr, lives by today. 
    Claremohr spoke to the club Thursday at their weekly meeting at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Claremohr spoke of her life from growing up in a fundamental religious home in Tennessee that subsequently led into a life of fear in her marriage filled with domestic violence. 
    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Claremohr, a syndicated columnist, author and motivational speaker, told about her experiences to a room that included Crawfordsville High School Key Clubbers and Kiwanis members. Emotions ran high as her compelling story made everyone in the room think about their life and their fears.
    To hear speakers like this come on out and visit us any Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
    Kiwanis International is an international service club found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas throughout the world. With a membership of more than 600,000 members Kiwanis clubs raise more than $100 million and report more than 18.5 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children.
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  • Brandi Allen visits Rotary
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:26 PM
    Brandi Allen from the Crawfordsville Community Development and Planning Commission visited the Crawfordsville Rotary Club this week. She spoke about what their department does and current upcoming events, that will be going on in the community.
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  • HHSB joins Kiwanis
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:25 PM
    Hoosier Heartland State Bank recently joined Crawfordsville Kiwanis as its first Corporate Member and Partner. Caryn Dawne Heisel, Account Executive at the HHSB South branch, will represent the bank at Kiwanis meetings and events. Thanks, HHSB for your support.
    Kiwanis International is an international service club found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas throughout the world. With a membership of more than 600,000 members Kiwanis clubs raise more than $100 million and report more than 18.5 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children.
    Pictured are Caryn Dawne Heisel – HHSB and Crawfordsville Kiwanis President Jim McCampbell.
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  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:10 PM
    On Monday, October 1st, 2018, a PIX business meeting was held at the First Christian Church of Crawfordsville with President, Maggie Bryant, residing. The business meeting was called to order by Bryant and members were led in the opening verse. 
    Vice President, Michelle Dice took roll call. Pam Karle gave the Treasurer’s report, which was approved as presented. Julie Swick presented the September meeting minutes, which were approved as read. 
    Pam Karle shared correspondence. Correspondence not requiring action was received from Deedra Runyan, Indiana State President, letting us know they are very supportive of our Everyone Reads event and would be interested in attending. The chapter received the Camp Riley flyer. Hear Indiana sent a notification for the Listening and Spoken Language Conference being held Feb 22, 2019. The chapter was sent a thank you note from Barb Foster for thinking of her. A letter was sent from Athens of Indiana Art Center thanking us for our support. A letter from Purdue thanking us for our donation to the Health and Human Services department was also received. 
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  • “We are in the bothering business!”
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:07 PM
    Chief Deputy Ryan Needham of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department visited with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday. He said that many people are leery of calling the Sheriff when they see or hear something suspicious because they don’t want to “bother” the department. But Needham said, “we are in the bothering business!”
    Needham, who will most likely, be the Montgomery County Sheriff on January 1, 2019, talked about his role as Chief Deputy over the two divisions, Enforcement and Jail Security.
    As part of the Enforcement Division two School Resource Officers (SRO) have been assigned to the North Montgomery and Southmont school districts working with the faculty and students throughout the districts. Needham said these officers have cleared out the “red tape” between the schools and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the relationships between the schools and the department have strengthened dramatically through these SROs.
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  • Needham visits Crawfordsville Rotary Club
    Friday, October 19, 2018 11:30 PM
    Chief Deputy Ryan Needham of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently visited the Crawfordsville Rotary Club to discuss what the MCSO does, including calls and services provided.
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  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:08 PM
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met at noon on October 8 in the basement of the Crawfordsville Public Library. Fifty-two members were in attendance. The October birthdays were recognized by President Stan Covey and the invocation given by Barb Foster. President Covey recognized the following new members: Ward and Sharon Fritzen, Jeannie Garrett, Nancy Kirtley and Lillian Alderfer.
    A delicious meal was served by Allen’s Country Kitchen. The program portion of the meeting was a presentation by Katie Hunter, science teacher at Northridge Middle School. Hunter was the recipient of a MCRTA grant and used the funds to purchase a: 3D design program, a catapult program and a coding program. Sixth grade students demonstrated how each device worked. The students in attendance were: Ashley Mosely, James Brooks, Jack Rogers and Cade Cole. Hunter explained that the new standards for science include a STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) component. Also, the ISTEP now includes a portion of questions regarding computer science. Hunter was pleased to be able to integrate these STEM and STEAM activities into her curriculum and thanked the MCRTA for the grant.
    Larry Manlove gave the treasurer’s report. ML Dawald read the secretary’s report 
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  • Sunday, October 14, 2018 9:57 PM
    The Master Gardeners met at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 6:30 PM on Monday, October 8. Members were pleased with the fall plant exchange, held on September 29. About 65 people traded plants and other gardening items and swapped stories and advice about the 2018 gardening season. Another exchange will be held in the spring with the date TBA. The Nicholson School garden project is through for the year, and a garden clean-up will be held on Tuesday, October 16. 
    Plans are proceeding for the 2019 Lawn and Garden Show, to be held April 13. Vendors with gardening-related items are being sought for the show and can contact the Purdue Extension Office for more information.
    The club’s annual Thanksgiving pitch-in dinner will be held at 6:30 PM on November 12. Members of the 2018 Master Gardeners class, which is currently meeting, will be invited. Spouses are welcome as well. Election of 2019 officers will also be held at this meeting.
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  • Mike Tricker visits Kiwanis
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:02 PM
    Mike Tricker, Southmont High School Principal, spoke to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club members Thursday about some of the exciting changes at Southmont and the re-establishment of the Key Club at the school. 
    As a graduate of Purdue University Mr. Tricker, and his wife Kim began working at Mooseheart, a school and residence in Aurora Illinois. The founder of Mooseheart, James J Davis believed that every child is entitled to a High School Education and training in a trade. Tricker later brought that philosophy to Crawfordsville when he became principal at Southmont 16 years ago. Working with students to build a career pathway through internships and partnerships with local businesses is a way to shape their future.
    Through the core values of Key Club, including Leadership, Character Building, Caring and Inclusiveness, Tricker believes that Key Club will also work to shape the future of Southmont Students. The Southmont High School Key Club, under Faulty Advisor Marci Huckstep, has recently held two events in which they raised over $600.00 for a Strides for Cancer event and collected over 780 games for Riley Hospital!
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  • Michael Cox visits Kiwanis
    Monday, October 8, 2018 9:13 PM
    Did you know that the brain is the only organ in the body that is not developed at birth? Michael Cox, Principal of North Montgomery High School, visited with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday and explained the importance of training the brains of our children. 

    Educators today are looking at new ideas to help educate our children including educational neuroscience and studying sleep patterns of children. Studies show that 60% of our children do not get enough sleep and that includes 57% of children ages 2-4 when 90% of their brain develops! 65% of 8-11-year-old children also do not get enough sleep.
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