August 9, 2014
We take for granted how neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps our letter carriers from making their rounds, but have you considered what a hassle it would be to drive a wagon to town to pick up your mail? We will learn how rural families in Bartholomew County enjoyed the nation’s first rural free delivery postal service. You will even get to design your own stamp! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.
August 11, 2014
Nominations for Inaugural Induction are Being Accepted Through September 1, 2014
The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its first group of honorees.
Its board of directors is compiled of representatives from the business, government and retired military sectors. The Chairman of the board, Russell H. Dowden, Jr., COL, USA (Retired) was inducted into the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame in 2011 as that is his home state. Now a Hoosier, Mr. Dowden formed the idea of creating a similar organization here.
Up to fifteen veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions. To be eligible, a nominee must meet any one of these criteria:
> Been born in Indiana
> Entered military service in Indiana
> Lived in Indiana for a minimum of eight years
All branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, all ages, living or deceased, and males and females will be considered equally. The complete nomination packet and criteria can be found at imvhof.com. Nominations will be accepted through end of day September 1, 2014.
The first induction ceremony will take place on November 7, 2014 at the Garrison at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence, IN. Event details will be available on the website as it nears.
Tax deductible donations can be made via check or money orders made out to IMVHOF and sent to: IMVHOF
P.O. Box 269098 Indianapolis, IN 46226
IMVHOF FACT SHEET
CONTACT: Annette Roy Board Member, Public Relations 317-916-6268 firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame
Reach: The State of Indiana
Mission: The objective of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is to honor and provide support to Indiana military veterans and to educate others on their outstanding accomplishments.
• Nominations will be accepted annually for inductees into the Hall of Fame
• 2014 nominations are being accepted now through September 1, 2014
• There is no cost to nominate someone
• Fifteen inductees will be honored at the organization’s inaugural event on November 7, 2014
• Inductees will receive a medallion and presence on the website
Status: • The IMVHOF is a not-for-profit with 501(c)3 status from the IRS
General Nominee Criteria:
• The nominee must have been born in Indiana; entered military service from Indiana; or lived in Indiana for a minimum of eight years
• All criteria and the nomination form can be found on imvhof.com
Connect With Us: Website: www.imvhof.com
As part of her senior project at Columbus East Maggie Frazier will present facts and information on the state of the homeless in Columbus and cover what people can do to help with situation.
August 12, 2014
Have you heard about reverse mortgages, but aren’t quite sure if they’re legitimate or a scam? Were you wondering if one is right for you or someone you know? Reverse Mortgages can be a useful financial tool for older homeowners, but they’re not for everyone. Lisa Piercefield a certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor from Apprisen will provide a basic overview of Reverse Mortgage and alternatives.
August 13, 2014
This session is designed to explore the nature of behavioral changes in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It will include strategies to address difficult behaviors and explore how communication with a person with Alzheimer’s changes with disease progression. Strategies for more effective communication throughout the course of the disease will be given. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.
August 14, 2014
Columbus native Nicole Pence will chat about her job as anchor of Fox59 NewsPoint at 11. The show premiered on June 30. Learn about some of the ins and outs of a newsroom from Nicole. Note – if a story breaks that morning Nicole will not make it down to Columbus for this program. Pence was nominated for an Emmy award for her work as a broadcast anchor in April of 2014. Before coming to FOX59, Pence solo anchored Indianapolis’ number-one rated weekend morning program, Weekend Sunrise on WTHR. In her spare time, Pence loves to travel. She lived with a family in Segovia, Spain, studied cooking in Italy, climbed the Great Wall in Beijing, China, crawled through the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, and tangoed in Argentina. She is involved with several Central Indiana organizations, including Make-A-Wish, Pacers Cares, and the DePauw University Alumni Association.
Meet with other writers in the county, share ideas and learn.
Home food preservation class series will cover a broad range of topics within a hands-on learning environment. Participants are encouraged to register early since space is limited. Additional registration information can be found at https://extension.purdue.edu/Bartholomew/Pages/article.aspx?intItemID=5295#.U6wujxBtxps. One may attend the full series of 5 classes or select particular classes of interest. For more information call Purdue Extension – Bartholomew County, (812) 379-1665.
Join us on the Plaza as 240sweet Artisan Foodworks’ Chef Alexa demonstrates how to use your garden produce to create tomato, pesto, and fried goat cheese salad; pickled veggies; Thai spring rolls and fruit shrubs. Samples all around! Bring your own chair. Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates. Rain location, Red Room.
August 17, 2014
Vendors will be present with information for dogs and their owners inside the pool deck.
Indy Dog & Disc Club will entertain in the field east of pool at 6 pm and 7 pm.
Doggie Swim will be held from 6:30 pm to 8 pm – $5 per dog.
All dogs must be sociable, accompanied by an owner/handler, and on leash (except while swimming).