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CELEBRATIONS June 22, 2017

Walmart, King honored by ARC
Walmart, King honored by ARC
ARC of Jennings County took a day to offer a special thank you for assisting their organization. Walmart was honored for allowing the tootsie roll sales drive to be held at their North Vernon location. Money raised from the fundraiser is used to pay for a special Christmas meal for the membership. North Vernon Plain Dealer and Sun publisher Barbara King was made a lifetime member of ARC for her continued support through the years. ARC president Denny Hatton said that King "puts whatever we need to have in the paper and is just a great supporter of our organization." Pictured are, left to right, Walmart associate Shelby Cole, ARC board member Rick McLeod, Barbara King, ARC president Denny Hatton and Walmart associate Stacey King.-Staff Photo by Sharon Hamilton



Help Senior Center collect pop cans for Mercy Rescue's critters
The Jennings County Senior Resource Center has been collecting all its empty pop cans at every event it hosts.
The Center is not only practicing good recycling, it is also using proceeds it collects from the aluminum cans to help the community.
"At the Sunday dances, euchre card games on Mondays and Fridays, lunch time on weekdays, craft groups, Third Thursday meals, bingo games, the bluegrass music jams, we have asked folks to leave their empty cans," said Ruth Bosch, Senior Center director. "Jim Bird, one of our board members, has been collecting the cans all year and recycling them. With the money collected, the board decided to buy cat and dog food for Mercy Rescue and Adoption.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Book helps kids deal with temptation
Terri Ketterling of the Hayden area is a first-time author with a newly released book, "Say NO! to Satan."
Ketterling, who says she observes that many children are exposed to temptations daily, emphasizes the importance of staying on the right path to Jesus and reminds young readers of this book to stand strong against Satan's temptations.
"One night I had a very vivid dream. When I awoke, I immediately wrote it down into words. I felt God wanted me to share this story with children," noted the author on how she came up with the idea for this book. "This book is very dear to my heart, because the main characters are my son (Eric), daughter (Calli McNicholas) and mother (Margaret Hull Keene). An added blessing is the publication date (March 7); it is my grandmother's birthday (Juanita Vickrey)."
"Say NO! to Satan" shares the experiences of two siblings who find a wonderful treasure. They soon realize it is not a treasure after all, but a temptation from Satan. Remembering the Bible stories their Sunday School teacher Miss Margaret had taught them, they pray to God and are able to resist temptation.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

'Welcoming' grant to help C'bus
The Division of Liberal Arts at IUPUC has received a $4,000 Welcoming Community Arts and Culture Grant from the Heritage Fund, the Community Founda-tion of Bartholomew County, for a project titled, "Discovering Columbus: The Experience of Women Immigrants."
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Gilhams to meet 11th
The annual Gilham family reunion will be Sunday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at Muscatatuck Park, building 1, 325 N. State Highway 3.
Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish or two to share.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Webster graduates from College of Veterinary Medicine
Jonathan W. Webster II received his degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medi­cine, With Distinction, from the Purdue Univer­sity College of Veterinary Medicine during Purdue's 231st commencement ceremony May 14.
Dr. Webster was the salutatorian for the class of 2009 from Jennings County High School and a 2013 graduate of Butler University with a Bach­elor of Science degree in Biology, Cum Laude.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cross gains medical field scholarship
Kelsey Cross, a 2017 graduate of Jennings County High School, was chosen to be the second recipient of the $500 scholarship from the Forrest A. Rice Memorial Founda­tion. The scholarship is awarded to the JCHS graduate with the highest grade point average going into the medical field and will be attending college in the fall. Mark Rice presented the scholarship in a ceremony on May 10.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017


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