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INDIANA STATE MUSEUM NOW SEEKING DOCENTS
The Indiana State Museum is now accepting applications for participants in the Indiana State Museum docent program. Docents enhance visitor experiences and increase awareness about the museum and the state of Indiana through conducting public tours, gallery presentations and special programs.
Successful docents should be enthusiastic, have strong public speaking skills, be open to working with visitors of all ages and enjoy learning and teaching about the Hoosier state. These volunteers will receive a museum membership upon completion of a minimum number of hours, free parking at the museum when volunteering, as well as continuing education opportunities and special discounts.
Before working with visitors, docents must attend a once-a-week training program for 20 weeks to learn about the Indiana State Museum, its mission, the museum’s collections as well as elements related to the state’s cultural and natural history and art. Trainings will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 26. Once training is complete, docents are required to perform 150 volunteer hours per year. (There are always plenty of opportunities and events to volunteer during the weekdays and weekends.)
If weekday training is not a viable option for interested candidates, a condensed 10- week training is being considered for the spring of 2013. To receive an application or to ask questions about either of these training options, contact Jane Runge Darlage, manager of Volunteer Services, at jdarlage@
indianamuseum.org or at (317) 650-9589. Applications for the fall class must be submitted by Aug. 17.
The Indiana State Museum is in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, culture and art — a place to celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world.
‘COVERED BRIDGE RETREAT’ RENTALS AVAILABLE THIS MONTH
Covered Bridge Retreat, a new group-retreat facility north of Annapolis in Parke County, will be available for rental reservation starting this month.
The 296-acre state forest property, formerly known as Country Haven and operated by the Gehlhausen family, was sold to The Nature Conservancy in 2008. The property was acquired by the DNR Division of Forestry in 2009.
Features ideal for a group retreat or weeklong getaway include 4.5 miles of well-marked woodland trails, a one-acre fishing pond just out the front door of the main lodge, equestrian facilities, wildlife viewing areas and a groomed campground.
The main lodge has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and sleeps up to six people. The campground provides 20 campsites, including 11 with electricity. The equestrian barn features a 75-foot by 100-foot indoor arena and 34 horse stalls.
The online DNR Campground Reservation System, Camp.IN.gov, will be the primary avenue with which to reserve the retreat facilities. The Covered Bridge Retreat listing should be up and running in mid-July.
While most bookings will be on a group or full-facility basis, for two weeks during the summer/fall of this year, Covered Bridge Retreat will host Family Camping Weekends. During those weekends, families will be able to reserve individual campsites or lodging. Specific dates have not been set.
Covered Bridge Retreat will available only by reservation. It will not be available for walk-in day use.
The 75th Fields and Smith Reunion will be today at Deming Park’s Lion’s Shelter II.
A carry-in dinner will be served at noon. Drinks will be provided. For more information, call (812) 241-8351.
• The Indiana Arts Commission has announced that more than 300 community-based arts providers throughout the state will receive grants for Fiscal Year 2013.
The Commission approved grant allocations totaling more than $2.48 million in state and federal funding for grants and programs provided by arts organizations and cultural providers throughout the state.
The majority of grants approved by the Commission, totaling more than $2.6 million, will be distributed through the IAC’s 11 regions to small and mid-sized organizations. Among these 275 grants are: Community Theater of Clay County ($5,833).
A complete list of all IAC grants to organizations can be found on the IAC website at: www.in.gov/arts/2758.htm.
• The Riley Township Lions have presented the Citizen of the Year award to Jeff Fox.
Fox, a life long Riley Township resident, is currently a Major with the Vigo County Sheriff’s department. Fox is also the chief of the Riley Volunteer Fire department of which he has been a member since he turned 18.
Outgoing President Ray Collins presented the award Fox. Fox in accepting the award commented on his father, Joe Fox receiving the award several years ago. Fox said he was glad to be able to follow in his father’s steps.
On hand for the award ceremony were Fox’s wife, Sherry and son Tory. The Lions Clubs’ year runs July 1 through June 30 each year.
Air Force Airman Jordan M. Vincent graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Vincent is the son of Shelly Lien of Terre Haute, and Michael Vincent of Rockville.
He is a 2009 graduate of Rockville Junior/Senior High School.
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INDIANA STATE MUSEUM NOW SEEKING DOCENTS
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Longtime weatherman Jesse Walker relates well to people of Wabash Valley
While in middle and high school, Jesse Walker developed a strong interest in the weather. He thought about a career at the National Weather Service or at a storm prediction center, but the idea of becoming a television meteorologist never entered his mind.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Keep your garden — and yourself — safe from lead
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead poisoning is the No. 1 preventable environmental cause of illness in children.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Need something for the kids? Try these Ritzy Cookies
When we have dinners at the church, one of the ladies brings these cookies. Nancy Kahl has been making these for some time now. They are so good. Need something for your kids? Make sure that there isn’t any one who can’t have peanuts. These are so easy and extra good.
DNR stocks ponds in Terre Haute with catfish
Fishing opportunities in eight Indiana cities got a boost on Monday as part of an ongoing effort by the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling in urban areas.
Katherine Trueblood to celebrate 90th birthday
A card shower is planned to honor Katherine Campbell Trueblood on her 90th birthday.
State Park Road Rally coming up June 9-11
Participants will pilot their own vehicles, as their navigator steers them to points of interest and natural wonders during the State Park Road Rally June 9-11, with overnight stays at Canyon Inn in McCormick’s Creek State Park.
CANDLES plans film night
CANDLES Holocaust Museum will host a film night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, featuring the documentary “Porraimos: Europe’s Gypsies in the Holocaust” and its director Alexandra Isles, at the museum.
“Porraimos” premiered at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002.
Author to lead interpretive writing workshop
An interpretive writing workshop led by Alan Leftridge, Ph.D., author of the textbook “Interpretive Writing,” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 12 at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis.
WEDDING: Published May 19, 2013
Ruth Brown and Josh Edwards were married at 2:30 p.m. on May 11, 2013, in West Terre Haute by the Rev. Paul Shelton.
Fraud and Scam Awareness Seminar is Tuesday
The Investor Protection Trust estimated that more than 7.3 million seniors (about 20 percent of all Americans 65 and older) have been victimized by a scam. Met Life Inc. estimated the annual loss by victims of elderly scams at $2.9 billion dollars.
FAMILY TIES: While searching for my grandfather, I found my mother
I remember the afternoon my mother received the chilling news from her nephew that her oldest sister and brother-in-law had been killed in a car/bus collision.
GRAPE SENSE: Same old whites getting you down? Try something different
If the same old Chardonnay, Riesling or Pinot Grigio is getting you down, try something different.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: A Rhubarb Nut Bread for the season
Last fall we went to the Covered Bridge Festival. Gene loves to go. Anyway, I got to talking to this lady, Treva Smith, at Bridgeton.
ENGAGEMENT: Published May 12, 2013
Friends of Library plans annual book sale
The Friends of the Vigo County Public Library is planning its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. May 19 in the Main Library Lower Level Meeting Rooms A, B, C and D.
Woman’s Press Club celebrates 100 years
On Feb. 18, 1913, a group of 13 female journalists and activists met for lunch at the Tea Room in L. S. Ayres Department Store in downtown Indianapolis to found the Woman’s Press Club of Indianapolis.
Children’s Museum to host orientation for summer volunteers
Those who are looking for a way to give back to the community and have fun at the same time are invited to attend a volunteer orientation session at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Walk for greyhound rescue
A family pet walk fundraiser open to all breeds is set for at 2 p.m. May 19 at Buggs Temple on the Canal Walk in Indianapolis.
‘Food Safety: From Garden Gates to Dinner Plates’ workshop coming up in June
There is a new law on the books in Illinois called the Cottage Food Operation Act of 2011. This new law allows for the preparation and sale of certain low-risk foods in the private home without the expense of a commercially certified kitchen and for the sale of said foods at a farmers market.
Scams are brown bag focus
The Vigo County Public Library’s next brown bag event, “Don’t Be a Victim!” featuring Amy Wardlow, is set for 12:10 p.m. Thursday at the main branch.
Countryside, Kalorama gardens celebrating opening weekend
Countryside Gardens, owned by Terry and Jennie O’Rourke, and Kalorama Gardens, owned by Steve and Linda Gard, opened for the season this weekend. Both gardens are in Marshall, Ill. Opening days continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Saturday seminar to bring nationally known genealogists to Ivy Tech
The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is offering the public a unique opportunity to learn more about the new techniques and methods now available for individuals interested in doing genealogical research on the Internet.
Evening Thyme Garden Club to host garden fair at Clark County Fairgrounds
The Evening Thyme Garden Club will present the 15th annual garden fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday at Clark County Fairgrounds in Marshall, Ill., with free parking and admission.
Student mentoring program offers one-on-one technology instruction
The Connecting Generations Mentoring Program can help those who would like one-on-one instruction on how to use the Internet or other technology.
CULINARY COURSES: Clabber Girl Classroom Kitchen provides variety of cooking courses for the Valley
There are a few taste-bud-tantalizing-perks for having America’s leading baking powder producer in your backyard. For nearly 120 years, Clabber Girl has been a staple in Terre Haute. In 1899, Hulman and Company began offering up what was to become one of the oldest brands in the country, Clabber baking powder. In 1923, the company changed the baking powder brand name to Clabber Girl.
CHRIS DAVIES: Keep sodium levels in mind when sweating buckets
Salt, or sodium, is vital to life. Too much or too little sodium can cause all kinds of problems in your body. How much sodium do we need if we are exercising consistently?
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Union Hospital creates community garden
Union Hospital will be opening a community garden on its campus in mid-May. Before they embarked on such a challenge, they looked to their neighbor Indiana State University for advice.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Try this when you’ve got to avoid salt
I have a good friend in an assisted living complex. She went to her doctor last winter and he told her she had to leave off the salt. My mother used this when dad couldn’t have any salt.
I like to keep this on hand. In summer when it’s real hot I keep in refrigerator. Keep in an air tight container.
NEWSMAKER: May 5, 2013
Carolyn Whitcomb Jeffries was installed as president of the State Huguenot Society of Indiana on April 21 at Meridian Hills Country Club of Indianapolis.
ANNIVERSARY: Published May 5, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Abel
Larry and Rose Abel will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
The couple will have a reception in June.
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