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Stories from Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Getting into the Christmas spirit (11/23/11)
Residents of Hickory Creek at Sunset donated a Christmas tree and decorations to the Putnam County Hospital. Kayla Chiles and Lisa Dodson of Hickory Creek helped residents Garnet McCullough and Thelma Sloan decorate the tree on Tuesday afternoon. Several of the ornaments were handmade.
Closing Reelsville School might be only option (11/23/11)
As costs continue to rise and income continues to fall, the South Putnam School Board discussed a plan that could potentially eliminate the corporation's financial issues -- closing Reelsville Elementary School. In what seemed would be a relatively short meeting on Monday, turned into almost two hours with an hour of parents voicing their concerns on the matter...
I-70 lane restrictions lifted until spring (11/23/11)
No, your eyes haven't deceived you. And those men at work along Interstate 70 haven't suddenly added capes and magic wands to their toolboxes. But as of Wednesday morning, I-70 travelers should find clear sailing from Terre Haute to Indianapolis. That was the official word Tuesday afternoon from Debbie Calder, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) media relations director...
One old soldier says thank you, students (11/23/11)
To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank the students of North Putnam High School for their thoughtfulness and loyalty to the veterans this Veterans Day. The veterans appreciate what you did. I am the recipient of Sharon's Class of 2012 card...
Scout project a real picnic (11/23/11)
Chauncey Baker (right) of Boy Scout Troop 93, Cloverdale, presents Putnam County Fair Board President Al Harwood with one of the picnic tables that were constructed as part of Baker's recently completed Eagle Scout project. Baker led an effort to build 15 picnic tables for use at the fairgrounds. His project included gathering funds from local groups and businesses as well a two-day build that involved more than 20 people working 190 manhours. Harwood said the tables would provide needed seating for the fairgrounds for years to come. Baker offered thanks to the following businesses, organizations and individuals for making the project a success: Putnam County Foundation, Lions clubs of Greencastle and Cloverdale, Rockwell Foundation, First National Bank of Cloverdale, Cataract Grocery Store, Mid State Automation, Area Key Realty Associates of Spencer, Cloverdale Building Supply, Taylor Graphics, Todd and Katrina Lewis, Rob and Malinda Mann Family and Norv Gottula.
Thanksgiving safety important to note this holiday season (11/23/11)
The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially at Thanksgiving. Kids love to be involved in holiday preparations. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at home. Have activities that keep kids out of the kitchen during this busy time. Games, puzzles or books can keep them busy. Kids can get involved in Thanksgiving preparations with recipes that can be done outside the kitchen...
Violet Ruth (Smith) McMahan (11/23/11)
Violet Ruth (Smith) McMahan, 90, Bloomington, wife of the Rev. Donald F. McMahan, retired Elder of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, died at home Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. She was an integral part of her husband's pastorates in Greene and Monroe counties and the communities of Raub, Remington, Crawfordsville and Plainfield. ...
Still thankful after all these years... (11/23/11)
It's a thankless job, to be sure, but here's a little something for you all to stuff yourselves with before Thursday's big event ... Back, after a six-year hiatus, we have another Thanksgiving edition of the things we are thankful for. Above and beyond, I mean, the requisite turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pecan pie and generous helping of football...
Clinton lecture 'great event' for DPU, Greencastle (11/23/11)
To the Editor: I attended the Bill Clinton speech at DePauw Nov. 18. I want to thank all who planned such a great event. It was so organized that we didn't have to wait in line, went right into our seats. The place was packed but all went very well, everyone very mannerly. Weather even cooperated...
Thankful for Occupy Wall Street effort (11/23/11)
To the Editor: In this season of thanksgiving I am writing in order to give thanks to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. They have courageously called attention in a peaceful manner to the fraudulent and outright illegal activity that Wall Street and other corporate elites have perpetrated on the American people. They protest the failure of our government to punish the criminal corporations and the people that run them...
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