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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:37 PM
    A business meeting was held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Crawfordsville District Public Library with President Jennifer Hunter presiding. The meeting began with the opening verse followed by announcements of birthdays and anniversaries. Maggie Bryant took roll call. Jennifer Slavens recorded geranium orders. The treasurer’s report was given by Lisa Kidd which was approved as presented. Angie Griggs presented the minutes which were approved as printed.
    Correspondence not requiring action was shared. This included a thank you letter from Tonya Michael, the Riley Messenger, an invite to the Talk / Walk / Run for Hear Indiana on April 29, an invite to the Athens Art Gallery Fundraiser on April 8, a letter from the State Chapter listing the slate of officers, a letter from the Alpha Omicron Chapter in Vincennes letting us know that they agreed to sponsor a camper for the Hear Indiana camp, and a reminder to turn in our Chapter’s Helicon Article.
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  • Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:31 PM
    Flower Lovers Club held their April 6 meeting at St John's Church with 29 in attendance. Hostesses Roberta Bowman, Donna Tanner, Donna Strand and Ruth Hallett presented a beautiful buffet of refreshments and decorations for our enjoyment. Ruth's beautiful jeweled eggs adorned the tables along with flowers and bunnies! President Paula Furr gave a devotion and called the meeting to order and new business was discussed. We welcomed a new member, Nona Yancy.
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  • Monday, April 03, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met March 13, 2017 at the Crawfordsville Public Library at noon. The lunch was served by Allen’s Catering.
    Vice President Sheila Hodges introduced Bill Combs who shared interesting facts of being a Civil War Reenactor. The reasons that Bill became active in Civil War reenactment was he wanted to honor the soldiers who fought. It is fun. He gets to continue being a soldier and it is a family event. Some of the vocabulary used during a reenactment is quick quarter, hard tack box, ammunition box, stack, bacon, eggs, bread, potatoes, cheese, stew, rice, and salt pork. The Medical Staff at a reenactment are real life medical personnel. Embalming came into being during the Civil War. After the Civil War, Indiana retired the 14th Regimental colors in Logootee, Indiana. Now the flags are stored at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis. Bill Shared pictures from numerous reenactments that he and his son have participated in. 
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  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:00 AM
    Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana has plans to install officers and hear from State Rep. Sharon Negele at its 51st Annual Meeting April 7. The group will meet at the Beef House in Covington. Negele will be the guest speaker. 
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  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:43 PM
    Saturday, May 6, 2017 is a very important date if you have a connection, past or present, with Crawfordsville High School. This will be the 140th Crawfordsville High School Alumni Banquet.
    The annual banquet is open to all CHS alumni, teachers and staff. While open to all classes, each year different classes are highlighted and this year it will be classes graduating in years ending in 7 and 2. Special recognition will be given to the members of the class of 1967 who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. 
    S. David Long, President of the CHS Alumni Board said “This is a great opportunity for graduates to get together, reminisce and celebrate their days at CHS. Our biggest challenge is getting the word out and for this we rely heavily on class representatives. If you haven’t been contacted, please call Jamie Bayless at (765) 866-0387 for more information.”
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  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:39 PM
    Opening - President Phil Wray opened the March 16, 2017, meeting of FISH at 7 p.m. in the library of the First United Methodist Church. Johnny Booth gave the prayer.
    Committee Reports: Clothing - Betty Pollitt, chairman, reported that in January and February there were 54 clients representing 192 individuals at the clothing closet. Eight hundred eight items were given.
    Linen - Barb VanArsdel reported that 21 people representing 45 families visited the linen closet in January and February and 29 sheet sets, 28 blankets / comforters, 11 bed / sofa pillows, four mattress covers, 10 Afghan / throws, six baby items, 28 bath / kitchen towels, eight window / shower curtains, three rugs / mats and six pairs of shower curtains were distributed. The closet needs window coverings and queen sheets. 
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  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 4:00 AM
    Plans are being completed for the annual 3/139FA Gunners Reunion for former members and friends of the 3d Battalion, 139th Field Artillery, Indiana Army National Guard, that was headquartered in the Crawfordsville armory prior to being phased out several years ago. Other units of the battalion were located in Darlington, Kempton, Danville, Spencer, Attica, Lafayette and Rockville.
    This year’s reunion will be held on April 29 at the Ropkey Armor Museum beginning at 11 a.m. A catered lunch from Allen’s Country Kitchen and tours of the museum will be followed by a golf outing for those interested. Cost for lunch will be $12. Anyone wishing to play golf afterward should contact Steve Taylor at (765) 491-6677 or 
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  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 7:15 PM
    Crawfordsville Flower Lovers Club met on March 1 at St John's Church. President Paula Furr welcomed the 30 members in attendance. Following the prayer, refreshments were enjoyed by all. Hostesses for March were Kim Ruggles, Diane Fairfield, Donna Stewart and Becky Hankins. March birthdays were recognized. President Furr thanked the executive committee for creating the 2017 schedule. Special thanks was given to Jo Anderson for creating the beautiful yearbook. Roll call was taken and the treasurers' report was approved. The by-laws have been updated requiring that members and guests must be 18 years old. It was also stressed that we are a working club and involvement in events and meetings is also a requirement. Everyone must participate in this years' Arts and Garden walk on July 25th for it to be a success. Sign up sheets were circulated for the Master Gardners' Show and the Garden Walk which includes seven local gardens. Workers for the Garden Walk will be scheduled in 3-hour shifts. Flower Lovers Club will also have a booth at the Master Gardeners show on March 25 at the 4-H building.
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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    A business meeting was held Monday, Feb. 6 in a meeting room at the Crawfordsville Public Library with President, Jennifer Hunter, residing. Jennifer Slavens took roll call. The meeting began with the opening verse followed by announcements of birthdays and anniversaries. The minutes were given by Angie Griggs, approved as corrected. Psi Otes looked over the printed treasurer’s report and the proposed budget for 2017-2018. 
    For correspondence not requiring action, we received a thank-you letter for a care package that we sent as well as the Helicon letter. For correspondence requiring action, we received an invitation to the state meeting on April 22. Naomi Horton and Jennifer Hunter agreed to attend.
    In old chapter business, Jennifer Slavens stated our profit for the “I Love Art” event that was held at the Carnegie Museum on Saturday, Feb. 4. She also discussed some potential places that we could hold a charity ball, if we decided to do so.
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  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:18 PM
    Hosted by Mary Melvin Jan. 24, 2017
    Members Present: Lori Chadd, Melody Davis, Denise Dossett, Lorie Servies, Carla Bridwell, Mary Melvin, Sharon Southern, and Patty Linn
    We met at Arnis, in Crawfordsville, ordered off the menu, ate, and then held our business meeting.
    * Mary welcomed everyone and read our mission statement.
    * Secretary’s Report: November & December minutes where read and approved.
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  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:00 AM
    President Phil Wray opened the Jan. 19, 2017, meeting of FISH with prayer.
    The final reports from the various ministries in 2016 were presented. 
    Daryl Fry presented the 2016 financial report. A total of $43,386 was distributed to 397 individuals representing 1095 people in the families. An average of $128 was given for rent, $107 for utilities, and $62 for miscellaneous. FISH appreciates the businesses, organizations, churches, individuals and all who contributed financially to help this ministry. The financial committee meets in the First Christian Church.
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  • Monday, January 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    A business meeting was held Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in a meeting room at the Crawfordsville Public Library with Maggie Bryant residing. The meeting began with the opening verse followed by announcements of birthdays and anniversaries. Pam Karle gave the treasurer’s report which was approved as read. The minutes from December were approved as printed. The only correspondence requiring action was to form a nominating committee. Maggie Bryant, Naomi Horton, and Wendy Schmitzer-Torbert agreed to help with that committee. There was no correspondence not requiring action. 
    In old chapter business, it was stated that we will have the “I Love Art” event on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at the Carnegie Museum from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The tickets will be $30 and Ann Stanley will be the attending artist. Jennifer Slavens briefly discussed the “Not Your Mother’s” charity ball. Naomi Horton agreed to keep the freezer that was bought in October to store extra cheeseballs. It was also stated that applications for new members need to be turned in to Michelle Dice before the February meeting.
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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    Brown Lucky Leaf 4H Club met at the Waveland Fire Department Monday at 7 p.m. for their monthly meeting. Brooklyn led the Pledge of Allegiance and Aaron led the 4H pledge. Aaron read the health and safety report on ice safety and Nicole read the environment report on Leave No Trace. Abby Sweet from the extension office brought a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) project.
    The members made bouncy balls.
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  • Friday, January 06, 2017 4:00 AM
    Flower Lovers club met on Nov. 2 at St John's Church with 27 in attendance. Hostesses were Jan Stout, Sonia Hartman, Jan Carpenter and Dorothy Fogle. President Paula Furr recognized the November birthdays. The 2017 Slate of Officers was presented by the Nomination Committee, Carolyn Fisher, Kathy Houghton and Sharon Barton. All 2016 officers are remaining for 2017. President- Paula Furr, Vice President- Jo Anderson, Secretary- Terri Trinkle, Treasurer- Anita Arnold, Historian- Michelle Balmer, Myrna Slinker- Cheer with Kim Ruggles and Diane Fairfield- members at large. Dues must be paid by the December meeting and 10 stamped self-addressed envelopes turned in for the newsletter. The 2017 Garden Walk was discussed. Information for planter caregivers was shared and volunteers were requested to decorate pots for winter and wrap poles downtown. 
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  • Thursday, January 05, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met Dec. 12, 2016, at the Crawfordsville Public Library at noon. The lunch was served by Allen’s Catering. 
    President Karen Patton recognized the December birthdays. She opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Letty Calder gave the Invocation.
    Recording Secretary Nancy Bowes read the minutes from the November meeting. Lynn Robison read the Treasurer’s report. 
    Committee reports were given as follows: 
    Community Service- Marge Hughes reminded each member to turn in their volunteer hours to her or mail them to her within the next week. Marge read a letter from Cyndi Cooper requesting volunteers to help in her Life skills classroom at Hose Elementary. Kathy Tobias has requested volunteers to help with the Adult Reading Program. 
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