Lindsay Elizabeth Woodward of Nashville, Tenn., and Ryan Richard Vrabic of Nashville, and formerly of Terre Haute, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. May 27, 2012, in Springhaven Mansion at Hendersonville, Tenn.
The bride is the daughter of Marvin and Amy Woodward of John’s Creek, Ga. She is a 2011 graduate of Belmont University, where she is employed.
Vrabic is the son of Rick and Barb Vrabic of Terre Haute. He is pursuing a degree in music at Belmont University, and is employed by the Farm at Natchez Trace in Nashville.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Minister Glenn Robb officiated.
Valarie Woodward of Johns Creek, Ga., sister of the bride, was honor attendant. Nick Vrabic of Terre Haute, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Peter Vrabic, was best dog.
Victoria and Jacqueline Gaston and Samantha Greasor were guest book attendants.
Aidyn Duncan was flower girl. Spencer and Preston Duncan were ringbearers.
Joseph and Lucas Vrabic, cousins of the bridegroom, and Chad Sheppard and Rob Williams, cousins of the bride, were ushers.
A couple’s shower was hosted by family in April in Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, north campus, and another was hosted by church family in Roswell, Ga.
A reception followed in the Springhaven Mansion.
The couple took a wedding trip to the Gatlinburg, Tenn., area.
Laura Elizabeth Draper and Jacob Scott Gibson were married Oct. 13, 2012, at Fowler Park in southern Terre Haute.
Pastor Keith McIntyre performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Rick and Sue Draper of Clinton. The bridegroom is the son of Scott and Felicia Gibson of Clinton.
Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Natalie Draper, as maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Jaclin Huxford and Michelle Natalie of Clinton, and Brooke Spitler of Evansville.
Wesley Mills of Terre Haute was the best man. Groomsmen were Chris Vorek, Chris Hedges, and Dusty Gibson of Clinton.
Ushers were Tommy Nicholas and Lucas Mackey of Terre Haute, and Amos Folck and Joe Ingram of Clinton.
Sienna Berry was the flower girl and Blaze Berry was the ring bearer, both of Clinton.
A dinner and dance reception took place in the Fraternal Order of the Eagles at Clinton.
The bride and bridegroom are both 2009 graduates of South Vermillion High School.
Laura attends the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, and is finishing a bachelor’s degree in biology/pre-veterinary medicine this spring. She plans to pursue a veterinary medicine degree from Purdue University.
The bridegroom is serving as a Petty Officer, 3rd Class in the United States Navy, stationed in Virginia Beach, Va., and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fire science from Kaplan University.
The couple took an autumn wedding trip to Brown County, Ind.
Karen Phillips of Terre Haute and Larry Martin of Robinson, Ill., were united in marriage Oct. 11, 2012, in Abbey Inn Wedding Chapel at Nashville, Ind.
Ms. Phillips is retired from the Vigo County School Corp. Martin is retired from the Marathon Refinery in Robinson.
They took a trip to Nashville, Tenn., and now reside in Terre Haute.
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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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