Still thankful after all these years
Far too often ours is a quite thankless job, to be sure, but this time of year we get to turn the tables and give thanks in an annual tradition started back when I was kid-less, redheaded and had two good knees. To us, it's like turkey, stuffing, spiral ham, sweet potatoes, corn casserole, pecan pie and a generous helping of football all rolled into one...
Letters to the Editor
Girl Scouts give back especially during the holidays
To the Editor: During the holiday season Girl Scouts give back to the community by coming up with creative ways to support charitable causes. Many troops perform service activities that benefit animals like volunteering at animal shelters. Some have made blankets for children undergoing chemotherapy, read to them in the hospital, and spent time to help them enjoy the holidays despite their circumstances...
No inherent conflict between human rights, evolution
To the Editor: I was taken aback by a recent letter to the editor that suggested that if evolution were true then there are no human rights. The idea appears to be that evolution is all about individuals competing for survival in a battle of all against all with only the fittest surviving...
Cloverdale Lions quite thankful
To the Editor: The Cloverdale Lions Club has much to be thankful about this holiday season. In the past few months they have been busy raising funds. In October they held their annual silent auction. Donations were sent from all over the state but the biggest supporters were the local businesses...
2013 Kids Xmas Party a success
To the Editor: On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Greencastle Sons of the American Legion Squadron 58, along with the Women's Auxiliary, held our annual breakfast (sausage, pancakes, milk and orange juice) and Christmas party with Santa. We had 42 kids registered with nearly 10 adults. Our Legion Hall was packed...
FOP thankful for donations to Santa Drop program
To the Editor: The Putnam County Fraternal Order of Police would like to thank everyone that made a donation to this year's Santa Drop program. This year over 50 kids received toys from Santa, which would not have been possible without the donations from the following people: VFW Post 1550 Women's Auxiliary Post 1550, ASCENA (Teena Bryant), Furniture Warehouse, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1592, FOE Covered Bridge (Eagles), Hendershot Service Center, Michael and Judy Crawley, Linda Merkel, Coats for Kids, Frank and Marie LaRoche, The Gentry Family, 3-D Auto Supply, VFW Post 1550, Beech Grove Ladies Aid, Stone's Auto Body, Jenny Porter, HMSB Insurance Services, Don and Marilynn Lewis, Taylor Golden, Gobin United Methodist Church, Follow The Hook Rise, George and Ruth Stultz, Jimmie Tomas, Richard and Nancy McCammack, Murray and Associates, Mary Lewis, Jennifer Steele (in memory of Bill Steele), Tri County Bank and Trust, Charles Keller, Jinsie Bingham, Joe and Loretta Ash, Linda York, Ena Hoskins, Mildred See, Melissa Johnson, Darla and Donnie Hopkins, Dennis and Virginia Gentry, John Sigworth, Club 16 Home Ec, Kelly and Gary McBride, Beth McCclin (Crambo's Bikes), Jenny Porter, John Wood, VFW Men's Auxiliary Post 1550, Frank Simpson, Jim Smith, American Legion Post 58, Darcy Hendershot and Sgt Charles Inman along Area 30 Law Enforcement for helping wrap gifts last minute.. ...
Amo angels honor 2012 Newtown victims, heroes
To the Editor: The Town of Amo is doing something special this holiday season to remember the precious lives that were lost last year in Newtown, Conn. On Dec. 14, 2012, just days before Christmas, many lives were torn apart when a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary and opened fire...
No human rights? Think about it ...
To the Editor: I see by my calendar that yesterday (Dec. 10) was Human Rights Day. The theory of evolution is being taught and promoted everywhere in our country. But if evolution is true, then there are no human rights. It's just survival of the fittest for us, just like it is for all other forms of life. Think about it!...
Fillmore Veterans Memorial progressing
To the Editor: The Fillmore Veterans Memorial Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have donated toward this project and we would like to announce that the project is proceeding and the memorial will be ordered next month...
Tips for avoiding the flu virus
As the holiday season is upon us, we must also acknowledge the dreaded flu season. Although flu activity is unpredictable, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports flu activity usually peaks between January and February. Flu activity has been known to last until May in some instances...
Why can't Congress aim higher?
Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a Dec. 13 deadline to produce, well, something. For weeks, we've been told to keep expectations low. There'll be no "grand bargain," negotiators say. Commentators believe that even the narrowest agreement will be a signal achievement. So here's my question: Doesn't that seem like an awfully low bar to you?
The whole tooth
It looked like a car battery charger to me, which seemed like an odd thing for my dental hygienist to be toting around the office. She told me it was the newest thing in dentistry, which is code for: Here's another high-tech addition to our office, but now we desperately need to find a way to pay for it...
Discover agriculture at Ivy Tech College
Recently there was an opportunity to visit with Jim Luzar, Purdue Extension Vigo County Educator and Ivy Tech Partnership Coordinator, to learn about classes and subject matter offerings with the Wabash Valley Ivy Tech Campus. One of the thrusts of 4-H both locally and on an area basis is to enable more youth to have a post-secondary (high school) education experience. There are many options that can benefit one other than what many consider the standard four-year college degree...
Double PARP programs in Putnam County
Harvest has just gotten done, so now a good time to think about your Private Applicators Recertification. Two PARP programs are being offered in Putnam County. The first PARP is devoted to soil health and cover crops and is on Dec. 4, starting at 8:30 a.m. The second PARP is the Last Chance PARP of the season. This program will be on Dec, 11 and wills start at 12:30 p.m...