2010-08-11

Blood donors get social through virtual community



With a presence on Facebook, You Tube, Twitter and Flickr, the American Red Cross provides an array of electronic opportunity for blood donors to build a virtual community. Donors can subscribe to blogs, view photostreams, participate in professional networking services, and listen to podcasts. “Our online presence is growing,” CEO for the Indiana- Ohio Blood Services Region of the American […]

Hot weather is increasing risk of West Nile virus activity



State health officials are urging Hoosiers to again take steps to protect themselves from mosquito borne diseases, including West Nile. The hot weather this summer has increased the risks of West Nile as evidenced by the rising rate of mosquito activity in the state. July was the first signs of West Nile virus in the state as four counties had […]

Scam tries to fool seniors over health-care rebate



No matter what anyone on the phone might say, seniors on Medicare don’t have to do anything to receive their $250 rebate check for hitting the “doughnut hole,” the gap in prescription drug coverage. The Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging (IAAAA) warns Indiana seniors not to fall victim to scams taking place in Michigan and other states. “Scammers […]

Community Thank You



Appreciates donations Girl Scout Troop 41156 thanks the businesses that supported us and everyone who donated school supplies to help fill our backpacks. These backpacks will be distributed to children in need.

Announcements



CARROLL COUNTY GARDEN CLUB will meet Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the home of Bob and Ruth Wilcox on, 421 W. Harrison St., Monticello. This is the last week to register to compete in the CAMDEN LITTLE MISS AND MISTER and MISS CAMDEN PAGEANT. Contact the town office for information. The LITTLE RISING STAR baby contest is […]

Central Indiana G.S. headquarters relocates



Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has moved to a new headquarters located at Suite 100, 2611 Waterfront Parkway E. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46214, as of Monday. The new location is just off I-465 West at the Crawfordsville Rd. exit. The organization’s telephone numbers and e-mail will all remain the same. The lease at the current location on Meridian St. will […]

Tipmont funds three area green projects



Tipmont REMC’s EnviroWatts “Green Power” Program has awarded $15,300 to three area nonprofits for green projects, reports chief executive officer Tim McCarthy. This distribution brings the total EnviroWatts awards since the program began in 2001 to $272,551. The current grants are: • Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, $10,000, to improve the main entrance on 10th Street with three new trees, […]

What’s Happening Elsewhere



FREE AT LAST GOSPEL CONCERT, featuring The Eternals, Majesty’s Daughter, Hillside Singers and Closer Walk, will be Aug. 14 from 5-9 p.m. at Columbian Park, Lafayette. A free-will offering will be taken with proceeds to benefit Keepin’ It Real in Flora. For information, contact John Wagner at (574) 686-2516. TERRIFIC THURSDAY EUCHRE PARTY FOR SENIORS, sponsored by Area IV, will […]

Burlington




Kiwanis Club will meet Saturday morning at 7:30 in the fire station for breakfast and meeting. Church of Christ Food Pantry is open Mondays from 12 noon to 3 p.m. for anyone in need. The monthly senior dinner at the Church of Christ will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 19. All area seniors are welcome. Youth in grades 6-8 are […]

Camden




Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 in the library’s Reading Room. Aim Hi E.H. Club will meet Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. for an evening out at Treece’s Restaurant in Rossville. Camden Lions Club’s 60th annual Tractor and Truck Pull will be Aug. 20-21. The schedule is: Friday – 6 p.m., tractors; 8:30 p.m., trucks. Saturday – […]