Eleven Jennings County Foster Grandparents were recognized for 10-plus years of volunteer service with the Foster Grandparent Program mentoring children in Jennings County, announces Donna Vincent, program director for the popular program that places "grandparents" in local schools. From left to right: Mary Evelyn Smith, 10 years at OVO Head Start; Virginia Richardson, 14 years at Graham Creek; Ellen Moore, 12 years at ELC and North Vernon Elementary; Velma Marling, 11 years at ELC and North Vernon Elementary; Jean Marling, 15 years at Graham Creek; JoAnn Glasson, 14 years at ELC and North Vernon Elementary; Betty Boardman, 15 years at ELC and North Vernon Elementary; Mary Minnich, 11 years at St. Mary's and Jennings County Middle School; Kay Smith, 15 years at North Vernon Elementary; and Linda Wright, 11 years at Graham Creek Elementary. Sitting in front is Margaret Beesley, who has worked 10 years at Sand Creek Elementary. For more information on the Foster Grandparent Program of South Central Indiana, call toll free 866-644-6407 ext. 2769.-Submitted Photo
As she prepares to retire as the JC Library's Adult Services person, Bette Eggleston is just as enthusiastic about the local institution as when she walked into the old downtown Carnegie Library as a six-year-old looking for something to read.
Before you go out and spend thousands of dollars replacing your roof, give Brent Howard, owner of Southern Indiana Roof Cleaning, a call. Roofs that are dark and have stain on them may not need to be replaced. They simply may need a good cleaning and Brent can help. "I use a bleach-based soap to clean the roofs," Brent explained. "Those streaks on roofs start as algae and have mold and mildew associated with them." Wednesday, November 30, 2016
It's another 'First' for Jennings County, with Purdue Exten-sion Educator Atina Rozhon breaking the mold. The Indiana Extension Educators Association presents annual awards to county educators during Purdue Extension's Professional Development Conference every fall. Until this year, an educator working here in Jennings County had never been recognized. Now, Atina can claim that title after being honored earlier this month at the annual conference for her work in the local Extension Homemakers' Reading Made Fun program. She was singled out in the Community Development category and proclaims the award as "something that's not really an award for me. I represent the Jennings County Extension." Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Columbus Regional Health has announced that Dr. Samuel Locoh-Donou, M.D., M.P.H. has joined its active medical staff. Locoh-Donou graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, in Charlottes-ville, Va. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Locoh-Donou also has a master's degree in public health and is fluent in French, his native language, as well as English, Spanish and French Creole. He has joined Emergency Physicians Inc. of Columbus and will practice at the Columbus Regional Hospital Emergency Department. Wednesday, November 16, 2016
An Open House was held at the Clarity Pregnancy Care Center in North Vernon earlier this month celebrating the completion of the Ultrasound Initiative Campaign raising over $14,300 to purchase a machine for the Greensburg Clarity Center. Matching funds where provided by the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus to purchase the machine. The celebration included a prayer and blessing by the Rev. Jerry Byrd of the machine that was similarly purchased by the Seymour Knights and Supreme Council which was installed at the North Vernon Clarity Center in August. A plaque was presented to the Clarity Center commemorating the gift. Wednesday, November 16, 2016
It was not unusual for brothers, fathers and cousins to go off to the Civil War side by side. It may have been unique, however, for two Indiana cousins with the same name to fight in the same war, return to the same town, share the fate of being crippled by an automobile and jointly cause confusion on the floor of the U.S. Senate, without knowing each other existed. Wednesday, November 9, 2016