August 28, 2014
Columbus native Sid Showalter returns to town to chat about his book The Single Man’s Housecleaning Playbook. The book is a quick and simple guide to correctly cleaning your home like a pro and is for gals too, not just the guys. Drawn from Showalter’s life experiences, research and trial and error the first part of the book tells the story of what the author went through while cleaning his house after his house cleaner broke her arm. “The Playbook” puts together strategies, executions and lists of the equipment necessary into a handy and useful game plan.
Dining with Diabetes is a series of classes targeted to persons with or at risk for type 2 diabetes and their families. Harriet Armstrong, Health and Human Science Extension Educator, will be offering two different series of classes. You can visit the Purdue/Bartholomew County Extension website to download a flier and registration form.
August 27, 2014
Are biotech foods safe to eat? Most of us have eaten genetically modified foods without knowing it, but are they safe? Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S. grocery shelves have genetically modified ingredients. Carolyn Behrman, Natural Choices for Healthful Living, will chat about these foods and if they are good for you or work against you.
Dining with Diabetes is a series of class to help those at risk for type 2 diabetes and their families. Please visit the Purdue/Bartholomew County Extension website at extension.purdue.edu/bartholomew for a flier and registration form. Harriet Armstrong, Health and Human Science Extension Educator, is offering an evening and afternoon option. Please call the Bartholomew County Extension Office with any questions.
August 25, 2014
Music production can be a very complicated process especially if you don’t know where to start. GarageBand is a free app for tablets and smart phones and is a great way to get started! Curtis Hartwell, the library’s Social Media Coordinator, will cover the basics on how to start creating awesome music and discuss all the in- app instruments, their functions and how to compose your first song. Bring a tablet with the GarageBand app installed to participate.
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
August 23, 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 21, 2014
Norbert Krapf, Indiana Poet Laureate 2008 to 2010, kept a secret for half a century: as a boy in Jasper, he was molested by his parish priest. Seven years ago Krapf began writing poems about his abuse and the result is Catholic Boy Blues. Tonight’s event will include a reading from poems in the book in four voices (the boy, the man, the priest, and Mr. Blues, an advisor and healer), question and answer, and a book signing. Lynn Pittman, LCSW and Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Raina Jones from Family Service, Inc. will be present as local resources. Viewpoint Books will have copies of Catholic Boy Blues for sale. Krapf recently received the Indiana Authors Award as the best Regional Author. Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.
August 20, 2014
Allergies are seemingly everywhere now. Living in this area, we are subjected to some of the worst seasonal allergies in the entire country. Food allergies are on a meteoric rise in children. Nearly 1 in 3 Americans now suffer from some type of allergy. Dr. Stephen Pollard is one of the nation’s leading allergists and will walk the audience through the symptoms of various types of allergies, as well as the cause of these symptoms and how best to treat them. He will take questions from the audience and hopes to educate those in attendance on how to best overcome the frustrating symptoms of allergies. Dr. Pollard is based in Louisville and also practices in Columbus with Family Allergy & Asthma. He has been an allergist for more than 35 years and leads one of the most advanced allergy research centers in the country.
August 19, 2014
Mike Nehring, College Planning Solutions, hosts this workshop specifically targeted to help parents of college-bound students resolve their most pressing financial concerns. He will cover scholarships, funding, loans, how to maximize tax deductions and credits, FASA and the complicated admissions process.