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Stories from Wednesday, July 20, 2011

County budget requests must be cut $1.8M (07/20/11)
Hearings for the 2012 Putnam County budget are less than a month away and the county finds itself in need of making some serious cuts. The budget amounts requested from the county general fund by department heads for next year total just over $5 million. The total for all funds currently estimated for next year's budget is just short of $6.4 million...
Spinning a yarn about local 'Night Stocking' efforts (07/20/11)
Quietly contributing to the fiber of the community while enhancing its subtle beauty is a small group that calls itself the Night Stockers. Perhaps you have seen their handiwork ... Check out the tree in front of Dick's Barber Shop on South Indiana Street and you will find a red-and-white striped cozy meant to mimic the time-honored barber pole...
Residents warned of signs of heat-related illnesses (07/20/11)
Residents of Putnam County may want to crank up their air conditioners because it may be hot now, but it's only going to get worse. With the National Weather Service calling for an excessive heat watch and the Department of Homeland Security issuing a heat emergency, residents are advised to keep indoors in the cool and avoid as much physical activity out of doors as possible. ...
Familiar faces and new tech at South Putnam school board (07/20/11)
South Putnam School Board opened its meeting on Monday by swearing in members Wesley Hacker and David Bombei. After first one, then the other man stood and took the oath of office, the board went about nominating and electing officers for the next year...
4-H shooting sports champions crowned (07/20/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Taking aim at another successful year for the 4-H Shooting Sports firearms group, the 2011 program consisted of three nights a week for five weeks at the Cloverdale Conservation Club. Each youth was afforded the opportunity to participate in shotgun clay bird games, 22-caliber rimfire bench rest rifle competition and pistol speed shooting...
Performers take to stage for fair talent show (07/20/11)
Putnam County was entertained Sunday evening as many of its local performers hit the stage at the Putnam County Talent Show. With performances such as Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home," the James Bond Theme Song and "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music, it was definitely an evening the audience will remember...
4-H dog show winners announced (07/20/11)
The three overall winners of the 2011 Putnam County Fair Dog Show competition were: Rookie Award winner Alexi Sweet and Lola, Buddy Award winner Lindsey Hood and Toby, and Ardith Huge Memorial Award winner Micayla Jones and Kandihar. Obedience champions are Eliza Massing, Rosemary Hurst, Clare Plamondon, Mariah Huge, Micayla Jones, Mikayla Roach, Sarah Woodworth and Lyndsie Beasley (also high point obedience)...
Commissioners examine tech solutions (07/20/11)
The subject of centralized supplies and ordering has been a hot one for Putnam County government offices in 2011, as officials have examined ways to cut cost and minimize waste. One major area of potential savings is in technology. In May, the Putnam County Commissioners approved a request by Tom Jones of Indiana Business Equipment to look into how the county is spending money on its printers, copiers, fax machines and multi-purpose devices...
Michael Jordan's still got ups (07/20/11)
Growing up I had two huge closets in my room. One was for my clothes and the other was a kind of 'catch-all', mostly filled with basketball shoes, basketballs and other miscellaneous sports equipment. In the 'catch-all' I had one of my favorite posters hanging inside that took up from one corner to the other...
Putnam Scanner for July 20, 2011 (07/20/11)
County Jail Justin Phillip Delp, 22, Cloverdale: Parole violation, July 17, 2:30 a.m. Alicia Rene Goggins, 35, Danville: Operating while intoxicated, July 17, 4:21 a.m. Keith M. Rogers, 33, Greencastle: Invasion of privacy, harassment, probation violation, July 18, 12:32 a.m...
So, is it hot enough for you? (07/20/11)
Early last February, as I sat hunkered down beneath a blanket, in a hoodie, huddled with a hound dog, I made a promise to myself and weather weenies everywhere. I would never again complain about it being too darned hot. Well, guess what? It's too darned hot...
Heritage Lake roads a history of potholes (07/20/11)
To the Editor: The ongoing wants of the residents of Heritage Lake to have quality paved roads is commendable. The county was snookered at some time to have accepted the obligation of the roads within Heritage Lake. The original developer only built them good enough to sell lots...
Thanks to 'nightstockers' for their work (07/20/11)
To the Editor: I just wanted to thank the "nightstockers" who are decorating the trees in our community. It makes me smile when I see one of the trees and I appreciate how it brightens my day! Thanks for all your efforts and keep up the whimsical handiwork!...
Guardian angel's efforts appreciated (07/20/11)
To the Editor: To the gentleman who was our guardian angel in a time of need at CVS Pharmacy on July 10: It is good to know there are still caring people like you in our society. Thank you so much. Martha Monroe Cloverdale

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