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Monday, May 02, 2016

  • People seem to like rankings so here are a couple that might interest residents. Montgomery County is currently ranked 5th in the state for deaths related to opioid pain relievers abuse and 6th for non-fatal emergency room visits due to opioid overdoses. Keeping that in mind, 70% of abused prescriptions drugs come from friends’ or families’ unused medication.

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  • “No time” is the number one reason people do not exercise.  So let me rephrase that for you by adding the reason we exercise.
    I don’t have the time to be healthy.    Now, it sounds like an excuse doesn’t it?
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  • Many good things have been happening in our community and citizens reach out to me on a daily basis to express their appreciation for the progress that is being made and for the levels of cooperation that are making it possible.
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  • Tire Amnesty Day will be held Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montgomery County Health Department, 110 West South Blvd.  All Montgomery County citizens are welcome to dispose of automobile tires at no charge; semi or tractor tires are not accepted.
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  • One of the youth waiting for a mentor is six-year-old Aaron.  
    Aaron is the only child in his home and lives with his single mom. His mom would love for him to have a male in his life who he can look up to. She says he is a good kid, caring, respectful, and very smart: he makes straight A’s in school.
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  • The Paper of Montgomery County will bring its readers stories of children in the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Juvenile Mentoring Program who are waiting for a mentor.  All names and some situational details have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the child.  Every child mentioned in this article is part of a growing waiting list of children who wish and need a mentor in our community. If you feel like mentoring is for you, please call Jill Hampton or e-mail her at 362-0694 ext. 12 or

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  • Truck repair south of the border

    A couple of weeks ago I was on a trip to Mexico to repair a firetruck and to survey a medical clinic to ascertain the needs of the small town of Calnali.

    The trip was different from my other trips in that we needed to repair a firetruck we gave them through our Rotary Club’s Mexico Initiative and also set up clinics to see patients in some small towns without medical care.
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  • I am a Montgomery County resident. I am not employed in the recycling industry but have researched recycling for the past few months.

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  • Why should you mentor? Becoming a mentor to a child in need could be one of the most rewarding things you have ever done.  Being a mentor at the Youth Service Bureau means being a caring adult who devotes time to a young person, with the goal in mind of helping that young person discover their strengths and achieve their potential.
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  • Several months have passed since the City of Crawfordsville was awarded Stellar Designation and I would like to provide the community with an update on our progress.

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  • This is the first in a 12-part series about recycling: why recycling is important, where and when to recycle, stories from local recycling leaders, the history and future of recycling in Montgomery County, costs and benefits, and the anatomy of a landfill.

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  • I recently read an obituary about a man who had spent a lifetime in the service of the Lord’s ministry.  He had no extraordinary accomplishments other than the usual schooling, family and career, but he was a man whose life was full of blessing and success. 


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  • The Paper of Montgomery County, in cooperation with the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, will weekly be bringing its readers stories of young Montgomery County youth who are currently in need of mentors through the Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP). All names and some situational details have been changed to protect the confidentiality of our clients. This is the first story installment.

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  • Each year, all jails within the State of Indiana are inspected by the Indiana Department of Correction. The Montgomery County Jail’s annual inspection took place the first week of February.

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  • Inspire program holds breakfast for JUMP

    Several teen girls from the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Inspire program got up early Saturday morning to cook breakfast and host a Valentine’s Party for the YSB’s Juvenile Mentoring (JUMP) Program.

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