TERRE HAUTE —
Senior Citizens Picnic scheduled at Forest Park
On May 25 Forest Park in Brazil will be alive with the sounds of the Area Day Senior Citizens Picnic sponsored by Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled. The picnic will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2:15 p.m. Bruce Borders will bring his “Tribute to Elvis” to the stage. Melony Brown will share her singing talents. Karaoke will be included.
Lunch is being donated by Sunset Harbor (which includes: Meadows Home Health Care, Meadows Manor North, Meadows Manor East, and Canon Inn). The menu will be: ham and cheese sub with lettuce, tomato, mustard, and mayonnaise on the side, kidney bean salad, chips and brownie. Ice cream with toppings and popcorn as snacks will be provided by other contributors.
Tickets are $8 per person to be purchased by those 50 and older. The ticket price includes: goodie bag, lunch, snacks, an opportunity to play small games, door prizes, entertainment and an opportunity to visit service/product information booths. Tickets also can be purchased at 1718 Wabash Ave., in Terre Haute from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No ticket costs will be refunded after Monday.
Reservations are required and must be made on or before Friday. Send check or money order payable to WCIEDD, Inc. to: Area Day Reservation, 1718 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807. Van transportation is available in Parke, Vermillion and Vigo counties on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $8 for the round trip; this is in addition to the $8 for the picnic. Reservations can be made at (812) 232-2675 or 1-800-489-1561 ext. 248. The fee for transportation must be paid on or before Friday. For a registration form call 812) 238-1561 ext. 242 or 1-800-489-1561 ext. 242, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New group offers support to moms
Young women who face the ever-changing demands of motherhood now have a new outlet that provides encouragement and support.
MOM 2 MOM meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month; the next meeting is this Thursday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, North Campus (formerly Northside United Methodist Church).
The non-denominational group hopes to provide encouragement to moms who understand the joys and struggles of parenting.
Organizers hope to provide a safe place for mothers to participate in group discussions on parenting issues, exchange tips, and a place where moms can find constructive feedback.
Mothers can build new friendships through the planning of play dates and special times out just for moms.
For more information contact Roberta Dunbar at (812) 878-1369 or Casey Dunbar (812) 201-5847.
Edgar Extension to host edible centerpiece workshop
The University of Illinois Extension, Edgar County Home, Community and Education Group will conduct a training entitled “Make Your Own Edible Centerpiece” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the multi-purpose building at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds. The program is free and open to the public.
An instructional DVD will be shown, followed by a demonstration. Learn to make a beautiful centerpiece using fruit and accessories.
Those wishing to attend should call the Edgar County Extension Office at (217) 465-8585.
Style show features Wabash Valley celebrities
Local well known personalities will highlight this year’s fashion show sponsored by the St. George Ladies Society on Wednesday at the St. George Social Center, 1900 S. Fourth St.
Heading the list of models is Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett and his wife, Pam.
Also part of the lineup are WTHI News director/ anchor Susan Dinkle, WTWO anchor Dana Winklepleck, Ms. Indiana State University Ayanna Sykes and Ms. Crossroads of America Lauren Mnayarji.
Additional models will show off latest gowns, dresses, cruise and casual wear, along with accessories.
In the forefront of styles will be fashionable trends from Carson’s Department Store, Honey Creek Mall and Rogers Boutique, 530 Wabash Ave.
A table for eight can be reserved for $126 or individual tickets are $16. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a silent auction and raffle. Food and soft drinks are included in the price.
Tickets may be purchased from members of the St. George Ladies Society or by calling (812) 232-5244.
TERRE HAUTE —
Senior Citizens Picnic scheduled at Forest Park
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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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