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Greyhounds will soon adorn the roundabout at Main Street and Keystone Parkway. (Submitted photo)

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The City of Camel is installing new landscaping at the roundabout interchange at Main Street and TRANSPORTATION Keystone Parkway. Images of greyhounds — the mascot for Camel High School — will be affixed to the cascading serpentine walls built inside the roundabout. Bomar Industries designed and constructed the 10, 6-foot-long stainless steel greyhounds that will be curved and at-

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tached to each wall. The cost of the roundabout artwork, including blue backlighting to accentuate the metal structure at night, is approximately $100,000. “This interchange is the primary entry point to Carmel High School for thousands of visitors who come to Carmel for academic conferences, shows at the auditorium and sporting events at the school, so it made sense to use our beloved greyhound mascot to adorn this roundabout interchange,” Mayor Jim Brainard stated in a press release.

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Sign ordinance prompts candidate lawsuit By Desiree Williams

Pauley said the county’s sign ordinance is within state law and she doesn’t expect it to impact her campaign strategy. “For many election cycles, candidates have Rick Sharp, a Carmel resident running for an open seat on the Hamilton County Council, relied on elevating their name recognition by placing signs in public filed a lawrights-of-way thus neglectPOLITICS suit Feb. 20 ing the need for personal alleging the connection with the voters,” county’s new sign ordinance she said. “Since I am a hard limits political free speech. worker who connects with County commissioners voters by going door-to-door voted to enact the new orand attending various funcdinance Feb. 12. It prohibits Sharp Pauley tions to get my message the placement of commercial out to the voters, plus getting a sign and non-commercial signs in the pubplaced in yards, the sign ordinance lic rights-of-way because of safety will not affect my campaign. The concerns for drivers. Violators are candidates just need to work a little subject to a $500 fine per sign. harder to earn the position of a pubSharp said the ordinance limits the lic office.” chances of lesser-financed candiAlexander said he supports safer dates and the ability to develop name Alexander ways to build name recognition withrecognition. out causing a “public hazard.” “I was motivated by a sense of fairness,” “No one is taking away a person’s right he said. “I believe that the ordinance is unto voice their support for a candidate on constitutional as written. More importantly, I private property or utilizing the limitless think it’s an overt attempt on the part of the commissioners to limit the political speech of opportunities available on social media,” Alexander said. “This is about the use of public candidates that they are not supporting.” property, specifically designated for public Sharp is running for the open seat against transportation, to be a billboard for special Carmel Clerk-Treasurer Christine Pauley and interest. While I’m a strong believer in First Westfield resident Ken Alexander, who previAmendment rights, I’d point out that the Naously was the director of Grand Park.

tional Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that even the smallest unplanned signage in rights-of-way pose a real threat to the public, due to driver inattention.” The ordinance has been in committee since 2013, Sharp said, so he was concerned why there was a big push for it now. Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt said the board received so many complaints from business owners and residents about sign clutter during the 2016 primary election that the issue became a priority. Commissioner Steve Dillinger, who historically discouraged such ordinances, switched positions because he said it is something that needs to be done in the public interest. “I changed my mind basically because of abuse,” Dillinger said. “People just went way, way overboard.” Both commissioners said Sharp’s lawsuit is frivolous and a publicity stunt. They cited Sharp’s approval of a similar ordinance in Carmel during his time as city council president in 2006, which Sharp said was a battle he didn’t think he should fight then. Sharp’s attorney, Tim Stoesz, said the ordinance doesn’t comply with existing Indiana statutes or U.S. Supreme Court case law. Sharp said he wants the judge to remove the ordinance or at least issue a temporary injunction against its implementation.

Residents enjoy first Sunday of legal alcohol sales By Maria Cook Legal Sunday alcohol sales began at noon March 4 in Indiana, and several Carmel residents lined up outside of PaySTATE less Liquors on Range Line Road, among other stores, to be among the first to take advantage of the new law. First in line was 65-year-old William Yates, who has lived in Carmel since the 1970s. Although he mainly considered his wait in line “something to do,” Yates said he was excited for legal Sunday sales to begin. “I’m going to take my receipt and frame it

William Yates, the first customer to shop at Carmel’s Payless Liquors on a Sunday, takes a photo of the store hours, which did not yet include the Sunday hours. (Photo by Maria Cook)

and hang it on my wall,” he said. Before Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the new

law, carryout alcohol sales had been illegal on Sundays in Indiana since Prohibition. Citing a mix of business and religious reasons, Indiana lawmakers had long shied away from legalizing Sunday sales, leading some to believe it would never happen. Yates said he thought the idea of banning alcohol sales on certain days “started off innocently,” with people wanting to “change society for the better.” Indiana’s new law might have ruffled some feathers, but Yates isn’t worried that lawmakers will try to restore Indiana’s ban on Sunday carryout sales. “The cat’s out of the bag,” he said.


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City aims to connect volunteers

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council,” Brainard said. “We could get a little funding for it, actually, since you do have to staff it.” City councilor Jeff Worrell said he’s often Brainard said the proposed initiative approached by residents — especially new would have a website and Faceones — who GIVING BACK want to get book page. He said an employee would administer it but it wouldn’t involved in volbe a full-time position. The organiunteer activities. zations would be responsible for Soon, there could be a new way background checks. to connect prospective volunteers “What better way is there to with nonprofit organizations. Volmeet your neighbors than to volununteer Carmel would help people Worrell teer with an organization?” Braindiscover ways to give back through ard said. “We find a lot of people organizations such as CarmelFest, the Carwho just moved here are looking for volunmel Farmers Market, PorchFest and more. teer opportunities, not just to give back to “It would be a clearing house, of sorts,” the community but also to meet people.” Worrell said. Brainard said events such as the Carmel Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said the city Christkindlmarkt would not have worked attempted something similar with the without volunteers. Carmel Action Network, which also tried to “We couldn’t do most of the events match people and organizations. throughout the city without volunteers,” he “This formalizes it up a little bit since said. “It would be at a much greater cost.” it’ll be an actual ordinance sent to the city Indiana All-Stars – Carmel High School seniors Amy Dilk and Tomi Taiwo have been named to the 2018 Indiana Girls All-Stars basketball team. They will compete against the Indiana Junior All-Stars and Kentucky All-Stars in June.

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City honored for finance reporting By Adam Aasen • The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the City of Carmel a Certificate of AchieveACHIEVEMENT ment for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The honor recognizes the city’s comprehensive annual financial report, known as a CAFR. The GFOA says it is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. “We work hard as a city Brainard to responsibly manage finances and carefully account for multiple budgets and many complicated funding and revenue streams, all with a goal to diligently care for taxpayers’ money, to invest wisely and to be transparent about what we do with our tax revenues,” Mayor Jim Brainard stated in a press release. “While we constantly focus on long-range planning to build the best city in America (in which) to live, work and play, this report shows that we are also doing an excellent

job in keeping track of the daily financial condition of the city.” Carmel was judged by an impartial panel to “meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive ‘spirit of full disclosure’ to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR,” according to the GFOA release. On Nov. 14, Standard & Poors downgraded the City of Carmel’s long-term property tax credit rating from AA+ to AA, citing debt as a reason. The Pauley GFOA honor is for financial reporting, and Carmel Clerk-Treasurer Christine Pauley said the honor should assure residents the city has a strong system in place to monitor finances and manage debt on a daily basis. “This is a good housekeeping stamp that the city all along has had its financial books together,” Pauley said. “I believe the rating agencies will look at this when they do our credit ratings. This is great news. Our house is in order.”

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Some students at Carmel High School are preparing to participate in the Enough! National School Walkout EDUCATION scheduled for 10 a.m. March 14. The 17-minute walkout is meant to protest gun violence in schools and honor the 17 people killed in a Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. CHS junior Caitlin Sinclair said it makes sense to protest on a school day. “It’s perfectly appropriate that the walkout is during school,” she said. “All the shootings have happened during school, so why not walk out during that time? Why not protest at school? It just connects a lot more.” But not everyone is happy with the idea of students walking out of school during classes. In an email sent to Carmel Clay Schools administrators, longtime Carmel resident Mark Mallare expressed concerns. “School is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally. Participation in a walkout is disruptive and against school regulations,” the email

Sidewalk chalk messages notify Carmel High School students about the March 14 walkout. (Photo by Maria Cook)

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Coalition promotes water safety By Desiree Williams

ponds, especially as the weather goes through the freeze/thaw cycle, he said. Tim Griffin, Carmel Fire Dept. public inforAccording to the Centers for Disease Con- mation officer, said CFD sees differences in the frequency of water incidents as the trol and Prevention, drowning is the fifthweather changes because the ice is leading cause of so thin. He said the majority of the DROWNING unintentional indepartment’s responses relate to a jury death in the person going into the water after U.S. Every day, 10 people die from their pet, which he discourages. unintentional drowning. “First and foremost is, don’t go “Prevention is always the best onto the ponds,” Griffin said. “We prescription, but barring that, want to keep people off those obviously learning to swim has Joseph ponds. We want to keep them safe. shown to be a huge reduction in The other is, if you see somebody, don’t go the risk of drowning. That goes for adults in. Call 911. Call us and let us come out.” and children,” said Andrew Joseph, general manager of the Fishers and Carmel Goldfish Swim School. WATER SAFETY Goldfish Swim School is part of the IndiThe Indiana Drowning Prevention Coaliana Drowning Prevention Coalition, a safety tion offers six tips for water safety: alliance launched last summer. 1. Put your cellphone away To prevent residential drowning, Joseph 2. Never leave your child unattended said families should cover pools or lock 3. Designate a water watcher gates and have a serious conversation 4. Be aware of water everywhere about water safety with children. Else5. Learn CPR where, the best rule of thumb is to stay 6. Start swim lessons early off the ice on lakes, streams and retention

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The Ice at Center Green held the inaugural Carmel Ice Carving Competition in February, with ice carvers from throughout the Midwest participating. The Ice at Center Green was to close for the season after March 11. (Above) Stephan Koch of Daleville created a bird for the competition. (Left) A sculpture by Koch welcomes guests to the ice. (Photos by Dawn Pearson)

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OBITUARIES Dr. Robert Bruce Pauszek Sr. of Indianapolis died March 3 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 4, 1936 in South Bend to the late Dr. Thomas B. and Edna Pauszek. He graduated in 1954 from South Bend Central High School and attended the University of MichiPauszek gan, where he played football. He attended Notre Dame in 1957, where he and his high school sweetheart married. The couple went on to Marquette University, where Bob attended dental school, but after a year felt the calling to medicine and graduated from IU Medical School in 1963. His pediatric residency was at Methodist Hospital, and he practiced medicine on the east side for 50 years, most recently for Community Hospitals. He is survived by his wife of more than 60, years Kay Pauszek; children Thomas B. Pauszek (Kathy), Dr. Robert B. Pauszek Jr., (Cindi), Brett J. Pauszek (Carrie), Christine Connors, Mary C. Dougherty (Bruce), and Amy Pauszek; 28 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Marie Ruth Ferree Johnson, 85, died Feb. 28 in Brownsburg from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Terre Haute to Hazel Tatlock Ferree and Warren Webb Ferree. She is survived by her children Christie Brown and her husband, Mike, Abbie Hilton, David Johnson and his wife, Maribel; grandchildren Jason Brown and his wife, Beth, Jennifer Hilton, Tyler Hilton and his wife, Elspeth, Brandy Silva and Amelia Johnson; and great-grandchildren Shawn and Dominic Brown. Marie was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Mary Ferree and Warren Ferree. Marie was a 1949 graduate of Garfield High School in Terre Haute and a graduate of Butler University with degrees in education and library science. She earned a master’s degree in library science from Ball State University. Marie was an English teacher and librarian at Carmel High School; a librarian at Avon Public Library; assistant to the mayor of Noblesville; and in retirement worked at Jacobson’s Department Store.



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Retired Zionsville doctor faced multiple sexual-abuse allegations, volunteer concerns before being detained in Panama By Ann Marie Shambaugh Mission Coffee has been a staple at the Carmel Farmers Market, practicing “entrepreneurial philanthroINVESTIGATION py” by donating its proceeds to a medical mission in Panama, according to Mission Coffee founder Peter Beering. But others who have spent time at Panama Christian Evangelism in Boquete, Panama, said Beering the mission isn’t what it seems to be. They said it serves as a shelter for its founder, Dr. Alan Handt, to sexually abuse teenage girls who are dependent on him for jobs and security for their families. Beering adamantly denies the allegations against his longtime friend and colleague. “This has been a nightmare to deal with, because if there were anything to it, I wouldn’t have anything to do with any of these people,” he said. “When it began, it mushroomed. Well-intended souls got in the middle of it. They were convinced they had better ideas and they needed to take it over.” Alan Handt, 79, was detained in Panama in late February and will voluntarily return to the U.S. in the coming days, Beering said. A spokeswoman at the U.S. Embassy in Alan Handt Panama said authorities detained Handt through migration law articles 50 and 63, which outline requirements for emigrating or leaving a country temporarily and give the ministry of the interior authority to expel a foreigner whose presence is contrary to national interests. She did not have additional information on the specifics of why he was detained. When reached by phone before the de-

tainment to discuss previous allegations of sexual abuse, Alan Handt, former director of public safety for the City of Indianapolis and former senior vice president of medical and academic affairs at St. Vincent Hospital, said questions should be directed to Beering and referenced an email sent from his wife Deborah’s account to Current. “The people that have reached out to you (about this matter) are mistaken and misguided,” the email states. “I have publicly pointed out that they’re not acting on my behalf and have misrepresented the facts and my statements to further their malicious agenda.” Current made several additional attempts to contact Alan and Deborah Handt, none of which was successful. Messages for them went unreturned. Several people who have spent time living and serving at the mission tell a different story. ‘MUCH MORE SERIOUS’ Lynn Pike of Anderson spent a week at the mission in May 2014. A campus minister’s wife and veteran of short-term mission trips, Pike said she spent the week delousing children’s hair, picking up trash and assisting students with homework. Throughout the week she said she witnessed several events that raised red flags in her mind, from Alan Handt yelling at her to remove a fussy child in the exam room from his presence to “sensing a heaviness, a sadness and feeling of Deborah Handt fear” while conversing with female employees at the mission. Pike said she befriended Deborah Handt in the early days of the trip, and the two women kept in touch after Pike returned home. Pike said Deborah Handt told her about her husband’s issues with control, anger, manipulation and inappropriate behavior with girls at the mission. “I suspected that (Alan Handt’s) inappro-

priate behavior with the young girls was not simply inappropriate but much more serious,” Pike said. So one night Pike reached out to a young female employee at the mission to see if her suspicions were correct. When she awoke the next morning, she said she found a string of messages detailing the sexual abuse the girl said she suffered at the mission between ages 12 and 15. After much “distress and prayer,” Pike said she contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement to report what she had learned. An official with ICE referred Current to the United States District Court for more information. USDC spokesman Tim Horty stated in an email that he could neither confirm nor deny a criminal investigation before formal charges are filed. Pike said she contacted Debbie Handt to let her know that she had contacted ICE. Court documents show on Aug. 28, 2014, Deborah Handt spoke with Panamanian authorities, asking them to investigate allegations that her husband had sexually abused young girls. Court documents show Deborah Handt stated that a 19-year-old female said Alan Handt inappropriately touched her when she was 13 or 14 years old, and by age 15 the two had sexual relations. In the document, Deborah Handt outlines other allegations of sexual abuse she heard about from the young employee, including an alleged incident from earlier in the summer of 2014 involving a 15-year-old student/ employee and allegations that Alan Handt had sexual relations with a student in 2007 and required her to get an abortion. “I had heard rumors that Alan had sexual relations with minors, but I didn’t believe it considering that one time he started to touch a girl in public and I called him out on it and he told me he wouldn’t do it again and he didn’t do it again,” Deborah Handt states in the complaint, translated from Spanish. Deborah Handt declined to discuss the matter in detail with Current, but Beering said she retracted the statement she gave to authorities. When asked to provide Deborah Handt’s retraction, Beering provided a screenshot of a reply to a post by former mission volunteers Gary and Deborah Pearcy in an online forum about Boquete, Panama, describing concerns they had during their time at the mission beginning in 2013. Posted by “Wife” on March 3, 2016, Beering said it was a response from Deborah Handt. “Without going into detail, I would like to say that I regret the way I handled this very delicate personal situation in 2014, as well as some of the people I confided in,”

the reply states. “Also, what I said at that time was often said out of anger, misunderstanding and/or frustration.” At least two girls gave testimony to Panamanian authorities in November 2014, after Deborah Handt made her statement, outlining how Alan Handt had allegedly sexually abused them. One girl stated that Alan Handt repeatedly had sex with her, despite her objec-

Lynn Pike, right, delouses a child’s hair during a trip to Panama in 2014. (Submitted photo)

tions, beginning when she was 15 years old. Another girl stated that Alan Handt touched her private areas when she was 12 years old. Beering said there was evidence the girls were “badgered” into making the statements by misinformed people who had a “vendetta” against Alan Handt in large part because of his management style. “None of the people who have been particularly sanctimonious about this speak very good Spanish, and that’s a problem,” he said. “They overheard things and misunderstood them and misinterpreted them, and they assumed that people would come and tell them the truth when that is absolutely not what happened.” On May 18, 2015, the Panamanian court dismissed the complaints, as authorities were unable to prove that a punishable act could be tied to Alan Handt. But this wasn’t the first time Alan Handt had faced allegations of sexual abuse. ‘NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE’ In October 2007, three sisters who were 9, 12 and 14 years old at the time gave statements to Panamanian authorities accusing Alan Handt of sexual abuse. The statements outline details of the alleged abuse and state that Alan Handt threatened to fire the girls’ father. The oldest girl is one of the alleged victims Deborah Handt referenced in her 2014 statement given to the Panamanian authorities. Continued on Page 11

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Alan Handt teaches a class at his mission in Boquete, Panama. (Submitted photo)

Continued from Page 10 On Feb. 28, 2008, authorities dismissed the charges, stating that medical examinations showed that all three sisters were virgins and that Alan Handt suffered from a condition that made some of the allegations impossible. Beering said that the girls’ allegations occurred because their father, an employee at the mission, was trying to “get double his vacation money.” He also said the girls later told investigators that Alan Handt had never touched them. But others had been raising questions about Alan Handt’s interactions with young girls in previous years. Tammy Huey and her family sold almost everything they owned to move to the mission in May 2005. A nurse now living in San Antonio, she said her family enjoyed working with the local population so much that they’d like to still be serving there. But they left in August 2006 after finding it nearly impossible to work with Alan Handt, whom they had been warned about by another missionary family before heading to Panama. “They told us, ‘It’s not what it looks like,’” Huey said. “They told us they suspected Alan was abusing girls. They didn’t have any proof, but they suspected it.” At first, Huey said she didn’t suspect anything malicious, although it didn’t take long for her to notice that Alan Handt “disliked the boys” and “spent a lot of time with the girls.” She said she never saw Alan Handt touch any of the girls inappropriately. The Hueys worked at the mission alongside Donna Emberson, who moved to Panama in 2006 straight out of high school, eager to serve people in need. She spent several months living in the Handt’s home before being tasked with becoming a live-in mentor to local girls, ages 12 to 17, who were going to live in a new dorm on the property. Emberson, who was 18 at the time, said she never saw Alan Handt do anything inappropriate with the girls, but she “knew something was wrong” as “there was rare-

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ly a time there weren’t little girls following him around.” “Two of them were his favorites,” Emberson said. “As they got older they stopped being his favorites.” Emberson, now 30 and living in Frederick, Md., had intended to serve in Panama for a year. But she found Alan Handt to be harsh, controlling and deceptive and left after seven months. “I wish that I had stood up to him more,” she said. THE BOARD BACKS OUT The missionaries weren’t the only ones questioning Alan Handt’s actions. The mission, Panama Christian Evangelism, originally operated as a nonprofit, governed by a board of directors. As early as 2006, board members were troubled by Alan Handt’s interactions with young girls. Board chair Joanie Grimm, a resident of Conyers, Ga., wrote a letter to Alan Handt on behalf of the PCE board in 2006 outlining steps they’d like to see him take to improve the mission and its image. “It should be agreed that girls, regardless of the number, not be in Alan’s home, truck or anywhere alone with him,” it states. “I am not suggesting any inappropriate behavior is happening, but there have been enough questions from people working in the field, from people visiting during mission trips and from Board Members that it is essential to guard against any misunderstanding.” Grimm said Alan Handt didn’t seem to make the recommended changes and continued to see the girls, so the board agreed to dissolve. In 2012, the IRS automatically revoked PCE’s nonprofit status because it hadn’t received a filing in three years. Beering said the dissolution of the nonprofit had to do with paperwork issues. He said the board was primarily a “marketing exercise” that mostly existed to “make some of the contributing churches feel happy.” Most of the operations at the mission were — and still are — funded out of Alan Handt’s pocket, he said. Beering said the mission is now associated with another nonprofit, Panama Vision. His business, Mission Coffee, has never operated as a nonprofit and has not claimed to be one. Beering, who worked with Alan Handt in the City of Indianapolis public safety department in the 1990s, maintains that his longtime friend has not done anything inappropriate with young girls. “This has been investigated three different times by three different levels of government and everybody concluded that there wasn’t anything to it,” Beering said. Read the full story at


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James E. “Andy” Anderson never liked to talk about his military service during World War II. IN MEMORIAM He suffered mustard gas burns on his face during a secret mission he volunteered for as an Army medic in 1944. He also tended to the care and treatment of liberated Holocaust survivors in Europe. But whenever any of his military friends in Carmel brought up his service or called him a hero, he always shrugged it off and said, “I didn’t do anything.” “He was very modest,” said Dave Allen, a Korean War veteran. “He would almost drive you nuts because he would say he didn’t do anything, but he was a real war hero.” Judy Ford, who served on the board for the Waryears Group with Anderson, said he exemplified what it means to be part of the Greatest Generation. “He was just very humble,” she said. “But we’ll always remember him as a hero.” Anderson died March 1 at age 94. He was born in Indianapolis on June 15, 1923, to the late William J. and Wanetta (Henri) Anderson. He attended Cathedral High

World War II veteran James E. “Andy” Anderson greets other veterans during a ceremony held in his honor Jan. 24. (File photo)

School, graduated from Broad Ripple High School and attended Butler University. After serving in the military, he worked for most of his life as a repairman for Indiana Bell. Anderson served with the 94th Medical Gas Treatment Battalion in Europe. He was honored by the City of Carmel for his military service. The City declared Jan. 24, 2017, to be James E. Anderson Day. Vietnam Col. Bob Clifford, an active member of the American Legion in Carmel, organized a tribute to Anderson last year because he wanted him to know how much he was appreciated.

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Carmel family welcomes 3 adopted siblings from Bulgaria By Desiree Williams For a decade, Mark, Mary K and Cooper Purvis had been a family of three, but that changed last August COVER STORY when they opened their home to three Bulgarian siblings through adoption. It wasn’t always easy adjusting to cultural differences and double the number of people in the family, but Maraya, Kevin and Vesselin are finally starting to settle into life in Carmel and build lasting bonds.

From left, Kevin, Cooper, Marya and Vesselin Purvis. (Submitted photo)

First steps

Mark and Mary K were introduced by friends after college and celebrated their 12-year wedding anniversary last October. They said they both wanted children since the beginning, but adoption wasn’t always part of the plan. “We were older when we got married and had Cooper,” Mary K said. “Anything that could go wrong, did. So by the time we were ready to try for more kids, it just didn’t happen.” Mark said they discussed adoption for years before truly jumping in and exploring options. They decided not to limit their search to the U.S. Mark attended a counseling service’s seminar that offered fertility, fostering and adoption resources where he discovered MLJ Adoptions, an Indianapolis-based agency. MLJ has worked in Bulgaria since 2010. Bulgaria is part of the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, a treaty that outlines rules and safeguards for international adoption to ensure the best interests of the child. “It just kind of fit,” Mary K said.

The match

The Purvises began adoption paperwork in January of 2015, originally indicating they were searching for two young siblings. When 10-year-old Cooper found out he might become an older brother, he was excited. “That was surprising, mixed emotions,”

The Purvises first photo in Bulgaria as a family of six. From left, Kevin, Mary K, Vesselin, Cooper, Maraya and Mark. (Submitted photos)

Cooper said. “Mostly, excited, but also just curious.” After one year without a match, areas of the paperwork needed updating, so at that time, Mark and Mary K also increased the ages and number of siblings they were searching for. They said faith played a large role in that decision and helped them believe everything would work out. “Faith was a huge part of deciding three kids,” Mary K said. “In the beginning, we talked about one or two, but we decided (three) if we could keep siblings together.” The Purvises filed the updated paperwork in the winter of 2016 and were approved to adopt three children the follow-

ing February. They were matched with a group of siblings in April 2017. “It’s real then,” Mark said. In May, Mark and Mary K flew to Bulgaria to meet Maraya, Kevin and Vesselin. They Skyped every Sunday from then until the Purvises returned to Bulgaria in August to finalize the paperwork and bring the children home to Carmel.

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Mark said the family has been adjusting to a “new normal” the past few months. They had parented only a single child before, so he said they had a lot to learn about siblings.

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“It kind of went in phases,” Mary K said. “We knew language going in would be tough, but I think there were some behavioral aspects that I wasn’t prepared for.” Mark said Vesselin, 7, was afraid, and that fear manifested into defiance toward them and violence toward his siblings. The language barrier created tension and caused tantrums. The children also needed time to get reacquainted, because Maraya and Kevin lived in a separate foster home from Vesselin for the last two years. “We’d wake up and (think) the day can’t end quick enough,” Mark said. “It was that hard. But now, we look forward to doing certain things and it’s not that fear.” Mary K stayed home from work for 12 weeks and received help from neighbors, family and church members every day for the first six weeks. When she returned to work, daily life at the house calmed down and the children’s English improved. Vesselin is a first-grader at West Clay Elementary while Maraya, 4, and Kevin, 5, are in preschool. “The best part is knowing that they accept you and that we’re mom and dad now,” Mary K said.

ADOPTION TIPS Mark and Mary K Purvis offer the following tips for those interested in adoption: 1. Research your adoption agency. 2. Be comfortable with your collaborators. 3. Identify members of your support group who you can lean on.


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Ominous start to new year


True grit

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Commentary by Danielle Wilson

Grit is an old word that has come into new fashion. The 1969 Henry Hathaway film “True Grit,” starring John Wayne and a very young Glen Campbell, recounts the story of a teenage girl wanting to avenge the murder of her father by hiring Wayne’s character, a codgy lawman aptly named Rooster Cogburn, because he was alleged to possess the grit to get the job done. Throughout the film, she comes to realize that the strength of character required resides in all of us – if our will or circumstance can only release it. Wayne’s portrayal illuminated the big screen, ultimately winning his only Oscar after three nominations. Grit, at least as Wayne portrayed it, isn’t pure – it may not even be polite – but it is about doing what is right, what needs to be done and doing it when it is needed. Today, a quick perusal of any bookstore will show scores of tomes dedicated to the subject. Grit, it seems, is making a comeback. Are we tough enough to survive in a difficult world? Can we overcome the inevitable roadblocks along our journey? Can we get back up after something has knocked us down yet again? Today’s authors cite study after study of folks doing extraordinary things against seemingly overwhelming circumstances. A friend was recently sharing that her young son had decided, against her advice, to adopt a dog. The boy had not shown much aptitude for responsibility. But, this loving beast inspired him. Early each morning, they walk. Daily is a ritual of care. His commitment is constant and unbounded. Among all priorities, this is the singular one to which he is dedicated. There is something about doing this thing that drives him. Do we have the same in ourselves?

How’s 2018 shaping up for you? Here’s a rundown of mine: • My teenage daughters are giving me a run for my money. One has decided that Snapchat and the KarHUMOR dashians are way more important than silly things like U.S. history grades and a non-toxic bedroom environment. The other speaks to me only when she is feverish with the flu, needs a ride to Starbucks or has a Geometry question. • On a brighter note, I’ve only received one hate mail thus far. Apparently, I’ve ticked off some moms by insinuating that staying at home is a terribly hard job that requires alcohol to cope. I wasn’t insinuating anything. Motherhood is the hardest thing you can do, and most days with little ones are challenging. Who cares if you need some wine after a botched visit to the Children’s Museum? It doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate your circumstances. It just means you had a rough day and would like a drink. Cheers! • I’m starting to feel my age, at least physically. The knees are constantly cracking, sometimes refusing to work altogether. My hair stylist had to cut out my “grays” at my last visit, which disturbed me to no end. And my hormones are off the charts, causing periodic bouts of insomnia, night sweats and extreme witchiness. This year looks like it might be a tough one. But I have my middle-age health, two male children that love me and this column. Peace out.

Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may email him at

BELIEVE IT! Our nation has all sorts of arcane, nonsensical laws on the books. Each week, we’ll share one with you. In Wisconsin it is illegal to throw rocks at a railroad car. Source:

An alien encounter Commentary by Bill Shaffer As an official non-mayor of Carmel, I was astonished the other afternoon to watch a flying NON-MAYOR NOTES saucer land smack-dab in the middle of a roundabout. Fortunately, the Ministry of Silly Sculptures hadn’t impeded the landing zone with one of its 21st-century monstrosities. From the saucer stepped a green man about 9 inches tall and wearing a snappy yellow blazer. “Do you come in peace?” I asked. “No,” he said in a slightly Canadian accent. “I came in a flying saucer.” “From where?” “The Planet Lemrac in the far-off galaxy of Somewhere.” “Beyond our universe?” “Somewhere. Lemrac is in a parallel universe,” he said. “Everything there is the opposite of what it is on Planet Earth, except these wonderful spaceship landing ports you build. Roundabouts, you call them.” “What’s it like in Lemrac?” I pressed. “On Lemrac, people are not governed, they are served. Leaders renounce the

first-person pronouns when they assume office. Oh, and they aren’t offices. They work out of their homes. “Homes are where citizens entertain themselves rather than being entertained. We used to have free concerts, bazaars and parades. They were such shallow things. And, everyone gets dressed up every day. Our motto is: When you want to be taken seriously, dress seriously. And, best of all, whenever a citizen has a question, he or she merely phones city hall and promptly receives an answer.” He then urged me to give his best regards to all Carmelistas, hopped back into the space machine and took off, leaving me hoping he’d return. If you have a question for the alien from Lemrac, write me at Thought for the Week: If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere. – Groucho Marx Bill Shaffer is a Carmel resident and self-proclaimed official non-mayor of the city. He may be reached at

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Catching this late, late show Commentary by Dick Wolfsie The Academy Awards were coming up, and on Friday my wife wanted to see “Lady Bird,” one of the Best Picture HUMOR nominees, but it was only showing at 11:15 p.m., way past my bedtime. Not only that, but if we were to go out for a movie at that hour, we needed something to occupy ourselves between 6 and 10:30 p.m. We ended up watching a movie on Netflix, which is kind of like grabbing a bite to eat at home before heading out for dinner. I asked our friends Bob and Cathy if they wanted to come along.  “Bob, Mary Ellen and I are going to an 11 o’clock movie. Want to join us?” “Cathy usually doesn’t get up until noon.” “No, I mean 11 tonight.” “Wait, you guys are going to a movie at 11 p.m.? That means the film won’t let out until tomorrow. Are you writing an article for AARP on the lives of super-seniors?” Bob declined the invitation, so it was just Mary Ellen and me. My concern about the evening proved correct. Mary Ellen kept poking me in my side. “Dick, you’re dozing off.”

“I told you this would happen if we went to a late movie.” “I know, but we’re still in the car on the way to the theater.” This particular cinema had state-of-theart seating: Recliners with comfortable armrests and a place for snacks and drinks.  “Do not fall asleep this time,” cautioned my wife. “I want to talk about the movie on the way home.” As we headed back later that night, Mary Ellen asked me what I thought of the flick. I told her that I really related to the part where the guy went to class and forgot to study for the exam and that he forgot to wear pants to school. “That wasn’t in the movie, Dick. That’s one of your recurring nightmares.” Yes, I had nodded off, but I was thrilled my dreams were Oscar material. On Sunday night, we watched the Academy Awards. I have no idea which film got best picture. I fell asleep by 10:30.

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The Mohawk Trails Elementary School PTO would like to thank our parents and staff for making our First Annual MOHAWK MIXER a HUGE success! On Friday, February 23th, we were greeted by the inviting high-quality venue of the Ritz Charles and dined on delicious food from their renowned culinary staff. We danced the night away to the island sounds of Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All-Stars. Watched heart warming videos of our MTE students sharing their love of Mohawk Trails on equipment provided by Markey AV. We enjoyed delicious desserts donated by local bakeries and raised lots of educational funds through a silent auction with amazing goods and services donated by Carmel and surrounding area businesses! We look forward to our second annual MOHAWK MIXER in 2019. Contact Jen Witherbee for donation details or 219-608-7148

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In 2016, Kite Realty Group proposed an entertainment complex featuring a movie theater and bowling DEVELOPMENT center east of U.S. 31 between W. Carmel Drive and Old Meridian Street in Carmel. Called CineBowl & Grill, the 50,400-squarefoot building was proposed in the former Office Depot space. Those plans have now been nixed by the realty group. The plan was to tear down the Hamilton Crossing Center and replace it with a new shopping center. CineBowl would include 16 bowling lanes, 10 movie theater screens, a video game arcade and a restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Frank Theaters would have operated the business. Frank Entertainment announced it is no longer pursuing the project. Kite Realty did not return calls for comment. For more

than two years, Current has sought an update on the development but Kite officials have been unwilling to talk. Kite still owns Hamilton Crossing, and many of its tenants are still in the space, including Chase Bank, Max & Erma’s and Moe’s Southwest Grill, among others. Meanwhile, Kite has seen substantial progress on its proposed mixed-use development on the southwest corner of 116th Street and Range Line Road. Kite has worked to transform the strip mall since 2012. Designs were revealed in 2016 with a new name, specifics on units and a strategy to “de-lease” the shopping center. At the end of 2017, demolition began on the shopping center. Henry Mestetsky, director of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, expressed enthusiam for the project. “We expect this to be the front door of our urban core, and it’s going to be great,” he said.

Quontic Bank growth continues By Heather Collins

Tom Holsworth, vice president and reverse lending director, said the company is putting its roots down in Carmel. He attributed the bank’s accelerated growth Quontic Bank is experiencing hyperto the team environment imbedded in the growth. The bank recently hired 25 adcompany’s business model. ditional full-time “Our business model is built EXPANSION employees and around developing from within the plans to hire an organization,” he said. “Three of additional 25 by the end of the year. our most recent promotions were The company, which offers home employees within their first year of mortgages nationwide, was listed employment at Quontic Bank. They as one of the top 5,000 fastestdisplayed a ‘can-do’ attitude and growing private companies by Inc. Holsworth always help their neighbor. That’s Magazine. what you look for when growing a sales Quontic Bank opened its new space at organization.” 11595 North Meridian St. on March 1. The For information, visit New York City-based company has six other satellite branches throughout the U.S.

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Heartland plans to move HQ By Heather Collins

its new location over the next two years. The additional job openings will include positions in sales, finance, accounting, IT, packaging design and human resources. Heartland Food Products Group, makDoppelfeld said the iconic Splenda brand is ers of Splenda brand sweeteners and experiencing significant success Java House along with a newly launched Java RELOCATION Cold Brew CofHouse Cold Brew Coffee, water enfee, announced hancers and creamers. plans to seek a new location for its The company wants to relocate worldwide corporate headquarters. within the next 18 months and is The company has been headquartargeting Carmel, Westfield or Fishtered at Clay Terrace for the past ers for a new corporate headquar14 years. Doppelfield ters location. Rich Doppelfeld, vice president Because of the company’s continued of human resources, said Heartland Food growth, Heartland is working with an adviProducts Group was the first office tenant sor to find the ideal at Clay Terrace and the location to construct company has grown “We have enjoyed our or lease a 50,000- to significantly during its stay at Clay Terrace for 75,000-square-foot time there. In addition space for the new to the Carmel corpo14 years and the many headquarters that is rate office, the comparestaurants and shops suitable for expansion. ny also has manufac“We have enjoyed turing and distribution our employees, families our stay at Clay Terrace centers in Indianapolis, and clients visit daily.� for 14 years and the Amsterdam and Mexico City and additional of- Rich Doppelfeld many restaurants and shops our employees, fices in Pennsylvania. families and clients visit daily,� Doppelfeld Doppelfeld said growth led the company said. to consider relocating. The company inFor information, visit tends to employ 200 additional workers at





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From left, Cole, Jeff, Tara and Evan Homan. (Submitted photo)

Over time, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, paralyzes muscles. One year later, the progressive neurodegenerative disorder has caused Homan to have trouble standing up from a seated position, typing and walking long distances. Homan and his wife, Tara, attend a support group provided by the ALS Association Indiana Chapter, which has provided him with a wheelchair until the family can find a vehicle to transport his motorized wheelchair. The fundraiser will include a silent auction and a raffle. To purchase tickets visit IN_6_events.html.

Riverview to open 4 ER centers By Sadie Hunter Riverview Health is expanding its services again in central Indiana in the form of four new facilities that will focus solely on emergency and urgent URGENT CARE care. The hospital, headquartered in Noblesville, announced plans to build four new freestanding emergency departments with urgent care services — one in north Carmel, west Carmel, Fishers and the Nora area of Indianapolis. All are expected to open in 2019. “As the area continues to grow, the demand for urgent and emergency services has, too,” Riverview Health president and CEO Seth Warren stated in a press release. “Often, when unplanned medical needs arise, there’s the question of whether or not to go to the emergency room. With the emergency and urgent care combination, patients will have a single convenient access point close to home and be treated accordingly with the same high-quality health care of our full-service hospital in Noblesville.”

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According to Riverview officials, the retail model will focus on customer service and treating patients quickly, with limited paperwork. ER services will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while the urgent care hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. An ER physician, regardless of the level of service needed, will see all patients, who will be billed only for the level of care provided. “Many visits to the emergency department could be treated in an urgent care setting at a lower cost,” Warren said. “This model eliminates that discrepancy by billing only for the level of care needed, which has the potential to save money for patients, employers and communities.”

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Nickel Plate Players presents cabaret-style production on mental health Front, from left, John McLean, Natalie Shea, Vicki Elaine and Joseph Cook. Back, from left, Afton Shepard, Jeremy Ogden, Elysia Rohn, Adam Allen and Chase Andreae. (Submitted photo)

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the project viable; a great cause, a beautiful message, hope for those who suffer from mental disorders, relevant information and entertaining music. I felt it was of great sociological imporAdam Allen found an extremely personal motivation for his setance to our communities.” nior capstone project as a Ball State University theater student. Wolf said the production is fully endorsed by Mental Health “Late in my junior year, I found out that I had an anxiety disorAmerica of Indiana. der,” Allen said. “As I tried to understand my own MUSICAL issues, I started noticing how many of my friends “This production also serves our vision statement well in that it continues our mission of creating educational opportunities and family were talking about anxiety on Facein the theatre along with our commitment to developing new, book. At the same time, I started noticing how much they were visionary works that give local artists opportunities that they talking about depression. I did a little digging and found out the would not otherwise have,” Wolf said. two often go hand-in-hand.” CAST MEMBERS “Most importantly, it is an opportunity Allen presented his work, “The Masks for us to be a part of this extremely imWe Wear,” at Ball State as a cabaret Afton Shepard: Indianapolis portant conversation and to let others production. He has tweaked his producVicki Kortz: Greenfield know that they are not alone, that there tion over the last two years and will Elysia Rohn: Indianapolis is help and that there is hope.” join Nickel Plate Players to perform the Natalie Shea: From Fargo, N,D., lives in Muncie. Allen describes it as a theatrical show at 7:30 p.m. March 16 and 17 at The Chase Andreae: from Mishawaka, lives in Muncie. exposé. Jeremy Ogden: Indianapolis Cat, 254 1st Ave. SW, Carmel. Allen will Joseph Cook: From Fort Wayne, lives in Muncie. “We want to get the dialogue going direct as well as act in the show. The Adam Allen: New Palestine about the realities concerning mental Indiana Theatre Company is the parent health,” Allen said. “We are trying to company of Nickel Plate Players, banish negative stigmas.” ITC co-founder and Artistic Director Ashton Wolf said Allen had The production is a cabaret-style format with eight performbeen in two prior shows with Nickel Plate Players and knew of ers, including Allen. its reputation as a theater company that specializes in creating, “There are songs throughout the show, but between the writing and producing new plays and new musicals. Wolf said he songs there is dialogue with a mixture of personal experiences, immediately recognized the importance of the production when personal observations, other people’s stories and actual data Allen presented it to him. concerning mental health,” Allen said. “It seems, now more than ever, we need a more informed and For tickets, visit Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 open dialogue about mental health in America,” said Wolf, a Fishthe day of the show. ers resident. “Adam’s work has all the components that made

Dr. Sudha Ragunathan, one of the top vocalists in the Carnatic musical tradition from the south of India, will perform in Carmel at 3 p.m. March 17 at the Creekside Middle School Auditorium. The event will be hosted by the Carnatic Music Association of Indianapolis, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Carnatic music in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Tickets are $50 for a family of four and $25 for individuals. CMAI members are admitted free. Ragunathan has won numerous awards, including the highest honor bestowed by the Indian government to an artist. Visit to buy tickets online.

Carmel – Knox College will hold a choir concert at 7 p.m. March 18 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 3106 E. Carmel Drive. The free event is part of the choir’s spring tour. Zionsville – All-female acoustic trio Curve Appeal will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. March 17 at Hopwood Cellars, 12 E. Cedar St.  Carmel — Pink Martini, a small orchestra featuring a unique mix of jazz, classical and old-school pop music, will visit The Palladium for an 8 p.m concert March 17. For more. visit Westfield – Urban Vines, 303 E. 161st St., will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. March 15. The trivia theme will be St. Patrick’s Day. For more, visit Urban Vines’ Facebook page.  Fishers – Four Day Ray Brewing, 11671 Lantern Rd., will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration weekend from March 16 to 17. Events and ticket prices vary. For more, visit the Four Day Ray Facebook page.  Westfield – Urban Vines also will host a St. Patrick’s Day party from noon to 11 p.m. March 17. Live music will be from 3 to 10 p.m.


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CHS graduate starts new job By Mark Ambrogi •

rooted passion of mine, the Great American Songbook.” La Schiazza said the Songbook FoundaRenee La Schiazza seems perfectly tion changed her path as an artist and a suited for her new role as manager of person. programs and commuMUSIC nications for the Great As part of La Schiazza’s duties, she oversees Perfect Harmony, a American Songbook music therapy program for those Foundation. with dementia and Alzheimer’s The 2012 Carmel High School disease. graduate first became involved La Schiazza said the most chalwith the Songbook Academy in lenging aspect of her position is to 2009 when its inaugural competiLa Schiazza further the foundation’s nationally tion was held at Butler University. focused mission despite being a small nonAlthough she was not chosen as one of the profit with limited staff. 10 finalists, she attended every weekend “It is easy to dream big and see where intensive by observing the Master Classes our public programs are desperately as an audience member. needed, how they could make a difference As a senior, she was chosen for the and who we could impact,” she said. “The Songbook Academy regional final and comchallenge is making those dreams a realpeted at that level in Ann Arbor, Mich. After ity for an organization that may be small her freshman year at Elon (N.C.) University, in size but mighty in scope. I look forward she served as a Songbook Academy intern. to meeting this challenge and creatively “This new position is an incredibly growing our public programming on a nameaningful opportunity for me professiontional level.” ally,” La Schiazza said. “I am humbled to be La Schiazza graduated from Elon in 2016 trusted with a managerial level of responwith a bachelor of fine arts degree in musibility at this point in my career, and even sic theater and a bachelor of arts in arts more so, to have the opportunity to focus administration. on preserving and promoting a deeply

Show choirs to present concert By Mark Ambrogi •

to see and understand what we’ve been working on since last August. It’s great to have such a solid support system in our Camel High School senior Reese Norcommunity.” deen’s favorite portion of the show The CHS competition show this choir seaPERFORMANCE son is fast year is “Superstition.” ‘I really love it this year, mostly approaching. because of how different it is from “Evening with the Ambassadors our show last year,’’ said senior and Accents is my favorite perforAmelia Harrison, in her second year mance because it’s a good chance with Accents. “It is based more for relatives and community memNordeen around a theme rather than a story, bers who couldn’t go to a competiwhich gives great opportunities for drastic tion to see our program,” said Nordeen, shifts in both our singing and dancing style. who is in his third year with the AmbassaMulry enjoys seeing what other schools dors, the school’s mixed show choir. “Comdo during the competition season. peting is fun, but it is nice to perform for “There are so many creative ideas for an entire auditorium of supporters.” competition shows,” Mulry said. “I’ve even An Evening with the Ambassadors and seen a tiki-themed set, complete with a Accents is set for 7 p.m., March 24 at the giant lobster dancing onstage. It’s an amazCHS auditorium. ing way to showcase the talent of so many Olivia Mulry, a senior in her first year kids from across the country. with the all-female choir Accents, agreed Nordeen said his favorite part of this the night is special. year’s program is the storyline. “I have a lot of friends and family who “While the dialogue between songs helps don’t have the time or ability to travel like direct the story, the lyrics of the songs rewe do every weekend, so putting on the ally drive the story along, creating a unique show in a local setting is really nice,” Mulry narrative,” he said. said. “It provides a way for our loved ones

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“Celtic Nights; Oceans of Hope: The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors,” The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel

Paul Galbraith helped design this eight-string “Brahms Guitar.”

This crew of singers, dancers and musicians champions the proud tradition of Celtic music and culture. The new production captures the essence of the immigrant experience, telling the epic story through Irish eyes.

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“The Masks We Wear,” The Cat Theatre, Carmel

7:30 p.m. March 16-17

Cost: $15-$65.

Hoosier writer and director Adam Allen worked with Nickel Plate Players to deliver his poignant cabaret about the realities of anxiety and depression to central Indiana, bringing together popular musical theater songs, mental health statistics and raw emotion. Cost: $15-$35

“Mama Mia!,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis


“Cinderella,” Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis

10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. March 17

8 p.m. March 17

For more than two decades, this “little orchestra” of a dozen musicians and vocalists has delighted audiences around the world with its multilingual mix of jazz, classical and old-school pop music. Cost: $15-$85


Indianapolis Opera presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's Tony Award-Winning Musical

Paul Galbraith, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel.

March 23, 24, 25

For tickets visit or call 317.283.3135

7:30 p.m. March 15

The Scotland native has shaken the world of classical guitar with his innovative style on the “Brahms Guitar,” an eight-string instrument, positioned like a cello and offering an additional octave beyond the standard guitar range. Cost: $15 - $40

h t u So c i f i c Pa The Schrott Center for the Arts

8 p.m. March 13, 1 p.m. March 14, 8 p.m., March 15-17, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 18, and 8 p.m. March 20
(continues through April 8)

Cost: $44-$69 (includes buffet dinner)


Pink Martini, The Palladium, the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel


Nominated for five Tony Awards, the musical weaves an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship as ABBA’s greatest hits tell the hilarious story of a bride’s search for her birth father in a Greek island paradise.

This Prince Street Players production is a magical retelling of the beloved story that takes one girl from pauper to princess, all presented in a tuneful, fast-paced, English pantomime-style. Cost: $16.50 (including snack)

8 p.m. March 16


“Appoggiatura,” Main Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis

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7:30 p.m. March 13, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. March 17, 2 p.m. March 18 (continues through March 31)

A trip to Venice brings love, loss, pain and joy to three weary travelers in search of healing and happiness. Cost: $20-$75


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Commentary by Mark Johson Where to go: Verde Where it Is: 1111 W. Main St., Carmel 11680 Commercial Dr., Fishers When it’s open: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mark’s take: How about enjoying a little authentic Mexican cuisine? Better still, how about a lot of authentic Mexican cuisine? Then add Verde to your list of restaurants. Appetizers, soups, salads and entrees are all part of the menu. You’ll find a wide variety of burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and so much more. What to get: I like Tex-Mex a lot. So, I went for the combination entree. I chose the burrito, enchilada and taco, all filled with seasoned ground beef. The portions were very large and very filling. I was a

Verde offers Mexican cuisine. (Submitted photo)

very satisfied customer. What’s the cost: Entrees run $11 to $20. Dress: Casual Carry-out: Available Want to know more? Call 317-578-7511 for Fishers, 317-853-8208 for Carmel, or visit

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Blueprint for Improvement: Crooked Stick backyard transformation Commentary by Larry Greene



Background Info: This home is in the Crooked Stick neighborhood in Carmel. Built in the 1980s, this home was in need of a larger kitchen with higher ceilings and updated outdoor living space.

The goal for the exterior remodel was to create a more functional backyard by adding spaces for the homeowner to entertain and enjoy the pool with family. 1. The existing sunroom was removed, and the kitchen was expanded. The new space was used to add a covered porch, which created shade in the backyard. 2. Two ceiling fans were added to the porch. New lighting also was added. 3. A new Trex composite deck was added to the left of the covered porch. The deck gives the homeowner extra space for outdoor seating and the grill, which was previously on the pool deck. 4. Design elements were added to the exterior of the home: Contrasting Trex railing and steps on the covered porch.


BEFORE PROBLEMS The home had plenty of exterior space to work with, but the design was not functional for the homeowner. The sunroom in the rear of the house was not being utilized. There was no shaded area in the backyard. Aside from the pool deck, there was no good space to entertain guests.

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Current in Carmel OFFICIAL NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL BONDS $8,195,000 (Preliminary, Subject to Change) CARMEL CLAY SCHOOLS, INDIANA GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that upon not less than twenty-four (24) hours’ notice given by telephone, facsimile, electronically or otherwise on behalf of the Carmel Clay Schools, Indiana, (the “School Corporation”), prior to ninety (90) days from the date of the second publication of this notice, separate electronic and sealed bids will be received on behalf of the School Corporation in care of the School Corporation’s municipal advisor, H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, LLP (the “Municipal Advisor”), 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, (317) 465-1500 (telephone), (317) 465-1550 (facsimile), and (e-mail), in the manner as set forth herein for the purchase of the General Obligation Bonds of the School Corporation designated as “Carmel Clay Schools, Indiana, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018” (the “Bonds”) in the aggregate principal amount of Eight Million One Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Dollars ($8,195,000) (preliminary, subject to change), bearing interest at a coupon rate not exceeding four percent (4.00%) per annum. TYPES OF BIDS ALLOWED. Bidders may submit a bid for the Bonds as set forth in this Notice. Bids may be submitted via the PARITY® web site (“PARITY®”). Bidders may access the sale at the PARITY® website via the sale link at Internet Address www. between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on the date identified in the notice given by, or on behalf of the School Corporation, not less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the sale of the Bonds. To bid via PARITY®, bidders must have both (1) completed the registration form on PARITY®, if not previously registered, and (2) requested and received admission to the School Corporation’s sale, as described in the Registration and Admission to Bid and details set forth below. As an alternative to PARITY®, bidders may submit individual, sealed bids by mail, electronic mail or facsimile transmission to the Municipal Advisor at the applicable address or facsimile number described above until 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on the date identified in the notice given by, or on behalf of the School Corporation, not less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the sale of the Bonds. It is currently anticipated that sealed bids will be requested to be submitted on March 27, 2018. POTENTIAL BIDDER QUESTIONS. If a potential bidder has questions related to the School Corporation, the financing or the submission of bids, questions should be submitted by electronic mail to the Municipal Advisor at the addresses set forth in this notice no later than 11:00 a.m. (applicable Eastern Time) on March 26, 2018. Any question submitted after such date and time or not submitted via electronic mail to the Municipal Advisor at the addresses set forth in this notice will not receive any response. To the best of the School Corporation’s ability, all questions submitted on or before such date and time and submitted via electronic mail to the Municipal Advisor at the addresses set forth in this notice will be addressed by the School Corporation and sent to all potential bidders, including all bidders requesting the 24 hours’ notice of sale, no later than 5:00 p.m. (applicable Eastern Time) on March 26, 2018. Additionally, upon request, the written responses of the School Corporation will be sent via electronic mail to any other interested person or entity requesting such written responses. Potential bidders should review the information in this notice as well as the Preliminary Official Statement for information regarding the School Corporation, the financing and the submission of bids prior to submitting any questions. FORM, MATURITY AND PAYMENT OF BONDS. Interest on the Bonds shall be calculated on the basis of twelve (12) thirty (30)-day months for a three hundred sixty (360)-day year and shall be payable semiannually on January 15 and July 15 in each year, commencing no earlier than July 15, 2019. The Bonds will be issued as fully registered bonds in either certificated form or in book-entry-only form (as selected by the successful bidder) in either denominations of $5,000 each or any integral multiple thereof or minimum denominations of $100,000 each and any multiple of $1,000 above such minimum denomination, as selected by the successful bidder, not exceeding the aggregate principal amount of such Bonds maturing on the applicable principal payment date, and when issued, will be registered in the name of the successful bidder or if the successful bidder determines to have such Bonds issued in book-entry-only form, then in the name of CEDE & Co., as nominee for The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), New York, New York. If book-entry-only form is selected by the successful bidder, the purchasers of beneficial interests in the Bonds (the “Beneficial Owners”) will not receive physical delivery of bond certificates and ownership by the Beneficial Owners will be evidenced by book-entry only. As long as Cede & Co. is the registered owner of the Bonds as nominee of DTC, payments of principal and interest

will be made directly to such registered owner, which will in turn, remit such payments to the DTC Participants for subsequent disbursement to the Beneficial Owners. Neither the School Corporation nor the financial institution selected by the School Corporation as the registrar and paying agent (the “Registrar” and the “Paying Agent”), shall have any liability for the failure of DTC or any DTC Participant to remit the payment or provide any notice to any Beneficial Owner. The Bonds shall be numbered consecutively from 2018R-1 upward, shall bear an original issue date which shall be the date the Bonds are issued and shall mature on the dates and in the amounts as follows: Maturity Date Principal Amount* July 15, 2019 $1,205,000 January 15, 2020 1,355,000 July 15, 2020 2,805,000 January 15, 2021 2,830,000 *estimated, subject to change The School Corporation reserves the right to adjust principal amounts within maturities of the Bonds to achieve approximate level annual debt service levies of the School Corporation based upon the rates bid by the successful bidder, the School Corporation’s current debt service levy and the School Corporation’s anticipated debt service levy during the term of the Bonds. The School Corporation also reserves the right to reduce the principal amount of the Bonds to be issued in order to receive no more than $8,195,000 in proceeds from the sale of the Bonds, and in the event of such principal amount reduction to adjust principal amounts within maturities of the Bonds. Except as may be agreed to by the School Corporation and the successful bidder, all payments of interest on the Bonds will be paid by check or draft mailed one business day prior to each interest payment date, to the registered owners of the Bonds at the address as it appears on the registration books kept by the Registrar and Paying Agent as of the first (1st) day of the month of the interest payment date or at such other address as is provided to the Registrar and Paying Agent in writing by such registered owner. Except as may be agreed to by the School Corporation and the successful bidder, principal on the Bonds will be payable at the principal corporate trust office of the Paying Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (a) so long as DTC or its nominee is the registered owner of the Bonds, principal of and interest on the Bonds will be paid directly by the Paying Agent to DTC by wire transfer on the interest payment dates and principal payment dates in accordance with the procedures required by DTC, and (b) so long as all of the outstanding Bonds are held by one accredited investor, principal of and interest on the Bonds may be paid directly by the Paying Agent to DTC by wire transfer on the interest payment dates and principal payment dates without presentment of the Bonds. The Bonds may be transferred or exchanged at the office of the Registrar, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Bonds. The School Corporation has designated the Bonds as “qualified tax-exempt obligations” pursuant to Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. REDEMPTION PROVISIONS. Unless otherwise noted in the twenty-four (24) hour notice of sale received by all interested bidders prior to the sale date of the Bonds, none of the Bonds shall be subject to optional redemption prior to maturity. Upon the election of the successful bidder with respect to the Bonds, any of the Bonds may be issued as term bonds subject to mandatory sinking fund redemption on January 15 and July 15 of the year set forth above at 100% of the face value in accordance with the schedule set forth above. If any of the Bonds are subject to mandatory sinking fund redemption, the Paying Agent shall credit against the mandatory sinking fund requirement for any term bonds and corresponding mandatory sinking fund redemption obligation, in the order determined by the School Corporation, any term bonds maturing on the same date which have previously been redeemed (otherwise than as a result of a previous mandatory redemption requirement) or delivered to the Paying Agent for cancellation or purchased for cancellation by the Paying Agent and not theretofore applied as a credit against any redemption obligation. Each term bond so delivered or canceled shall be credited by the Paying Agent at 100% of the principal amount thereof against the mandatory sinking fund obligation on such mandatory obligations and the principal amount of that term bond to be redeemed by operation of the mandatory sinking fund requirement shall be accordingly reduced; provided, however, the Paying Agent shall credit such term bonds only to the extent received on or before fortyfive days preceding the applicable mandatory redemption date. Notice of any mandatory sinking fund redemption will be mailed by first class mail by the Paying Agent not less than 30 days prior to the date selected for redemption to the registered owners of all of the Bonds to be redeemed at the address shown on the registration books of the Registrar; provided, however, that failure to give such


notice by mailing or a defect in the notice or the mailing as to such Bonds will not affect the validity of any proceedings for redemption as to any other Bonds for which notice is adequately given. Notice having been mailed, such Bonds designated for redemption will, on the date specified in such notice, become due and payable at the then applicable redemption price. On presentation and surrender of such Bonds in accordance with such notice at the place at which the same are expressed in such notice to be redeemable or as otherwise agreed to by the School Corporation and set forth in the Bonds, such Bonds will be redeemed by the Paying Agent for that purpose. From and after the date of redemption so designated, unless default is made in the redemption of such Bonds, interest on such Bonds designated for redemption will cease. INTEREST RATES. Each bid submitted must be for all of the Bonds and must state the rate or rates of interest therefor, not exceeding the maximum per annum interest rate hereinbefore specified. Such interest rate or rates must be in multiples of one-eighth (1/8) or one-one hundredth (1/100) of one percent (1.00%). Bids specifying more than one interest rate must also specify the amount and maturities of the Bonds bearing each rate. All Bonds maturing on the same date shall bear the same rate of interest. Although not a term of sale, it is requested that each bid show the total dollar cost to final maturity and the true net interest cost on the entire issue to which such bid relates. BIDDING DETAILS. Any person interested in submitting a bid for the Bonds must furnish written notice of such intent along with such person’s name, address and telephone number, on or before 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), March 26, 2018, to the Municipal Advisor at the address set forth above. The person may also furnish a telex, facsimile number or e-mail address. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any person or entity registered in PARITY® will be automatically deemed to have complied with the foregoing requirements for so long as such person or entity is registered in PARITY®. In addition to sending the notice on PARITY®, the School Corporation will cause each person so registered to be notified of the date and time bids will be received for the Bonds not less than twenty-four (24) hours before the date and time of sale. The notification shall be made by telephone at the number furnished by such person and also by telex or facsimile and electronically if a telex or facsimile number or e-mail address has been furnished. No conditional bid or bids for less than ninety-nine and onehalf percent (99.50%) of the par value of the Bonds will be considered. The School Corporation reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in any bid. If no acceptable bid is received on the date fixed for sale of the Bonds, the sale may be continued from day to day thereafter without further advertisement for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days, but if so continued, no bid will be accepted which offers a net interest cost which is equal to or higher than the best bid received at the time fixed for the sale. A bidder for the Bonds may purchase bond insurance to guarantee the repayment of the debt service of the Bonds from a bond insurance company; provided, however, the payment of any premium for any such bond insurance will be paid by the successful bidder from its discount bid, and will not be paid by the School Corporation. Each of the bids for the Bonds not submitted via PARITY® shall (i) be sealed in an envelope if mailed, or with a cover page if sent electronically or via facsimile, marked “Carmel Clay Schools, Indiana, General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018”; (ii) be on the form approved by the School Corporation, without additions, alterations or erasures, which form may be obtained from the Municipal Advisor at the address set forth herein; and (iii) be delivered to the Municipal Advisor on behalf of the School Corporation at the applicable address or facsimile number set forth above. While it is not a requirement for the successful bidder, the School Corporation encourages the successful bidder to make a good faith effort to offer the Bonds to be purchased by residents of the School Corporation. INTERNET BIDS. If using PARITY®, bidders must first visit the PARITY® web site where, if they have never registered with PARITY®, they can register and then request admission to bid on the Bonds. Only NASD registered broker dealers and dealer banks with DTC clearing arrangements will be eligible to bid via PARITY®. Any questions pertaining to the PARITY® web site may be directed to PARITY® at (212) 849-5021. RULES OF ELECTRONIC BIDDING. The “Rules” of PARITY® can be viewed on its website and are incorporated herein by reference. Bidders must comply with the requirements of PARITY® in addition to requirements of this Official Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds if the bidder is using PARITY®. To the extent there is a conflict between the Rules of PARITY® and this Official Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds, this Official Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds shall control. CLOSED AUCTION. Bidders may change and submit bids as


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many times as they wish during the sale period for the Bonds, but they may not withdraw a submitted bid. The last bid submitted by a bidder prior to the deadline for the receipt of bids will be compared to all other final bids to determine the winning bid. During the sale, no bidder will see any other bidder’s bid, nor will they see the status of their bid relative to other bids (e.g. whether their bid is the leading bid). AMENDMENTS. The School Corporation reserves the right to amend any information contained in this Official Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds. The School Corporation also reserves the right to postpone, from time to time, the date established for the receipt of bids on the Bonds. Any such amendment or postponement will be announced in the same manner as the notice of the sale from the Municipal Advisor as described in “BIDDING DETAILS.” If any date fixed for the sale is postponed, any alternative sale date will be announced at least 24 hours prior to such alternative sale date. BASIS FOR AWARD. The sale of the Bonds will be awarded to the bidder making a bid that conforms to the specifications herein and which produces the lowest Net Interest Cost to the School Corporation. The Net Interest Cost is determined by computing the total interest on all of the Bonds from the date of delivery to the date of maturity or mandatory sinking fund redemption, if applicable, and deducting therefrom the premium bid, if any, or adding thereto the amount of any discount. In the event of a bidder’s error in net interest cost rate calculations, the interest rates and premium, if any, set forth or incorporated by reference in the Official Bid Form will be considered as the intended bid. In the event that the School Corporation fails to receive a bid on the Bonds from at least three Underwriters (as hereinafter defined), the School Corporation shall so advise the successful bidder for the Bonds (such successful bidder, the “Purchaser”). If the Purchaser is an Underwriter intending to resell all or any portion of the Bonds to the Public (as hereinafter defined), the Purchaser must, prior to acceptance of its bid by the School Corporation, either (i) agree in writing to neither offer nor sell any of the Bonds to any person at a price that is higher than the initial offering price for each maturity of Bonds during the Holding Period (as hereinafter defined) for any maturity of the Bonds or (ii) request in writing that the School Corporation treat the first price at which 10% of a maturity of the Bonds (the 10% test) is sold to the public as the issue price of that maturity, applied on a maturity-bymaturity basis. For purposes of this Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds, (a) the term “Public” shall mean any person (including an individual, trust, estate, partnership, association, company, or corporation) other than an Underwriter or a related party to an Underwriter, (b) the term “related party” means any two or more persons who have greater than 50 percent common ownership, directly or indirectly, (c) the term “Underwriter” means (i) any person that agrees pursuant to a written contract with the School Corporation (or with the lead underwriter to form an underwriting syndicate) to participate in the initial sale of the Bonds to the Public, and (ii) any person that agrees pursuant to a written contract directly or indirectly with a person described in clause (i) of this paragraph to participate in the initial sale of the Bonds to the Public (including a member of a selling group or a party to a retail distribution agreement participating in the initial sale of the Bonds to the Public), (d) the term “Underwriters” means more than one Underwriter, and (e) the term “Holding Period” means the period starting on the date the School Corporation awards the Bonds to the Purchaser (the “Sale Date”) and ending on the earlier of (i) the close of the fifth business day after the Sale Date, or (ii) the date on which the Underwriter has sold at least 10% of each maturity of the Bonds to the Public at prices that are no higher than the initial offering price for such maturity of the Bonds. Any underwriter executing and delivering an Official Bid Form with respect to the Bonds agrees thereby that if its bid is accepted by the School Corporation (i) it shall accept such designation and (ii) it shall enter into a contractual relationship with all participating underwriters of the Bonds for purposes of assuring the receipt of each such participating underwriter of the Final Official Statement. The Purchaser shall be responsible for providing (i) in writing the initial reoffering prices and other terms, if any, to the Municipal Advisor as and at the time requested and (ii) a certification verifying information as to the bona fide initial offering prices of the Bonds to the Public and sales of the Bonds appropriate for determination of the issue price of, and the yield on, the Bonds under Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, as and at the time requested by the School Corporation’s bond counsel. GOOD FAITH DEPOSIT. The Purchaser will be required to provide to the School Corporation a good faith deposit (the “Deposit”) in the form of cash, a certified check or a cashier’s check or a wire transfer in the amount of one percent (1.00%) of the principal amount of the Bonds to be issued. The Deposit must be provided to the School Corporation no later than 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on the business day immediately following the award of the Bonds. All checks shall be made payable to “Carmel Clay Schools”, against default by

the Purchaser in complying with the terms of this Notice and of its bid. No interest on the Deposit will accrue to the Purchaser. The Deposit will be applied to the purchase price of the Bonds awarded to the Purchaser. In the event the Purchaser fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of the bid and this Notice, the Deposit shall become the property of the School Corporation and shall be taken and considered as liquidated damages of the School Corporation on account of such failure or refusal. The Purchaser will be required to make payment for the Bonds in Federal Reserve or other immediately available funds and accept delivery of the Bonds within five (5) days after being notified that the Bonds are ready for delivery, at a bank designated by the School Corporation. Any premium bid must be paid in cash at the time of delivery as a part of the purchase price of the Bonds. The Bonds will be ready for delivery within sixty (60) days after the date on which the award is made, and if not deliverable within that period, the Purchaser will be entitled to rescind the sale and the Deposit will be returned. Any notice of rescission must be in writing. At the request of the School Corporation, the Purchaser shall furnish to the School Corporation, simultaneously with or before delivery of the Bonds, a certificate in form satisfactory to the School Corporation regarding the price at which a substantial amount of the Bonds of each maturity was reoffered to the public. It is anticipated that CUSIP identification numbers will be printed on the Bonds, but neither the failure to print such numbers on any Bonds nor any error with respect thereto shall constitute cause for a failure or refusal by the Purchaser to accept delivery of and pay for the Bonds in accordance with the terms of its bid. No CUSIP identification number shall be deemed to be a part of any Bond or the contract evidenced thereby and no liability shall hereafter attach to the School Corporation or any of its officers or agents because of or on account of such numbers. All expenses in relation to the printing or typing of CUSIP numbers on the Bonds shall be paid by the School Corporation. The Purchaser will also be responsible for any other fees or expenses it incurs in connection with the resale of the Bonds. AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE. The Bonds are issued under the provisions of the Indiana Code to provide the School Corporation with funds to pay for the costs of the 2018 General Obligation Bond Project as described and defined in the resolution adopted by the Board of School Trustees of the School Corporation on January 8, 2018, as more fully described in the Preliminary Official Statement, together with the expenses necessarily incurred in connection therewith, including the expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the Bonds. The principal of and interest on the Bonds are a general obligation of the School Corporation payable from ad valorem property taxes on all taxable property within the School Corporation as described in more detail in the Preliminary Official Statement. BOND DELIVERY. At the time of delivery of the Bonds, the approving opinion of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana, Bond Counsel, as to the validity of the Bonds, together with a transcript of the proceedings for the Bonds, the printed Bonds and closing certificates in the customary form showing no litigation, will be furnished to the Purchaser at the expense of the School Corporation. In addition, unless bond counsel is able, on the date of delivery, to render an opinion to the effect that (1) under existing laws, regulations, judicial decisions and rulings, interest on the Bonds is excludable from gross income under Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for federal income tax purposes, and (2) the interest on the Bonds is exempt from income taxation in the state of Indiana for all purposes except the state financial institutions tax, the Purchaser shall have the right to rescind the sale, and in such event the Deposit will be returned. PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT. A copy of the Preliminary Official Statement prepared at the direction of the School Corporation may be obtained in limited quantities prior to submission of a bid by request from the Municipal Advisor at the address set forth above. Said Preliminary Official Statement will be in a form deemed final by the School Corporation, pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Rule”), subject to completion as permitted by the Rule. The Preliminary Official Statement when further supplemented by an addendum or addenda specifying the interest rates of the Bonds, and any other information referred to in paragraph (b)(1) of the Rule, shall constitute a “Final Official Statement” of the School Corporation with respect to the Bonds, as that term is defined in the Rule. By awarding the Bonds to the Purchaser, the School Corporation agrees that, no more than seven (7) business days after the date of such award, it shall provide to the senior managing underwriter of the syndicate to which the Bonds are awarded, if applicable, up to ten (10) copies of the Official Statement at the School Corporation’s

expense, any additional copies to be at the expense of the underwriting syndicate. The School Corporation designates the senior managing underwriter of the syndicate to which the Bonds are awarded, if applicable, as its agent for purposes of distributing copies of the Final Official Statement to each participating underwriter. Any underwriter executing and delivering an Official Bid Form with respect to the Bonds agrees thereby that if its bid is accepted by the School Corporation (i) it shall accept such designation and (ii) it shall enter into a contractual relationship with all participating underwriters of the Bonds for purposes of assuring the receipt by each such participating underwriter of the Final Official Statement. The Purchaser shall be responsible for providing (i) in writing the initial reoffering prices and other terms, if any, to the Municipal Advisor as and at the time requested and (ii) a certification verifying information as to the bona fide initial offering prices of the Bonds to the public and sales of the Bonds appropriate for determination of the issue prices of, and the yields on, the Bonds under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, as and at the time requested by the School Corporation’s bond counsel. In order to assist bidders in complying with paragraph (b)(5) of the Rule, the School Corporation will undertake, pursuant to the Continuing Disclosure Contract which shall be delivered to the Purchaser at the closing on the Bonds, to provide annual reports, certain financial information, and notices of certain events as required by Section (b) (5) of the Rule. A description of this undertaking is set forth in the Preliminary Official Statement and will also be set forth in the Final Official Statement. If bids for the Bonds are submitted by mail, they should be addressed to School Corporation in care of the Municipal Advisor at the address listed above. The School Corporation reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason and for no reason at all and to waive any and all informalities, defects or requirements set forth in this notice or any bid submitted in response to this notice. Dated this 6th day of March, 2018. CARMEL CLAY SCHOOLS, HAMILTON COUNTY, INDIANA By: Secretary, Board of School Trustees [TO BE PUBLISHED TWO TIMES, ONCE ON MARCH 6, 2018, AND ONCE ON MARCH 13, 2018, IN THE CURRENT IN CARMEL AND ONCE ON MARCH 7, 2018 AND ONCE ON MARCH 14, 2018, IN THE COURT AND COMMERCIAL RECORD] DMS 11629453v2 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE is hereby given the Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Carmel, Indiana will publicly open and read aloud proposals on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, hour of ten o’clock [10:00] a.m. [EST] in the Common Council Chambers, Second Floor, Carmel City Hall, Carmel, Indiana, as per the Request for Proposal (RFP) available on file Friday, March 2, in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer, Third Floor, Carmel City Hall for the following project: CITY OF CARMEL FLEET LEASING AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Said proposals do not require a Certified Check or Bid Bond for submission. Proposals must be sealed and filed in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer no later than 10:00 a.m. [EST] on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Second Floor, Carmel City Hall, Carmel, Indiana. The proposal envelope must be sealed and have the words “City of Carmel Fleet Leasing and Management System” in the lower left-hand corner of the envelope. Responsible Vendors may obtain a copy of the RFP for this Project at no cost, from the office of the Clerk-Treasurer, located on the second floor of Carmel City Hall. The Carmel Board of Public Works and Safety reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or to accept the one which, in its judgment will be to the best interest of the City of Carmel, Indiana. The Carmel Board of Public Works and Safety also reserves the right to hold Proposals up to 60 calendar days from the receipt of the Proposals. Christine S. Pauley, Clerk-Treasurer

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Interpreting the British Museum’s Rosetta Stone

Commentary by Don Knebel

London’s British Museum, founded in 1753 to accept Sir Hans Sloane’s TRAVEL extraordinary collection of rarities from around the world, is the world’s oldest public museum, displaying treasures from every continent. Although many of its 8 million items provide insights into other cultures and eras, only the Rosetta Stone provided the key to understanding an entire civilization. As visitors to Egypt know, the walls of its ancient temples and monuments are covered with hieroglyphs. After Christians closed the temples in the fifth Rosetta Stone in London’s British Museum. (Photo by Don Knebel) century, knowledge of the section to be a proclamation issued on hieroglyphs’ meanings was lost. Despite behalf of Pharaoh Ptolemy V in 196 B.C. Alextensive efforts, scholars were unable to though scholars assumed the top section make any sense of the 1,000 symbols, most contained the same decree, it was another assuming that each symbol represented a 20 years before Jean-François Champollion different word or person. In 1799, a soldier was able to translate the hieroglyphs, recin Napoleon’s army found a broken stele, ognizing that the symbols could represent weighing about 1,700 pounds and made of both words and sounds. This discovery pink granodiorite, near the town of Rosetta eventually led to the translation of all hiin the Nile Delta. After the British defeated eroglyphs and a much clearer understandthe French in Egypt in 1801, British soldiers ing of Egyptian history and beliefs. Today, obtained the Rosetta Stone, which they the Rosetta Stone, behind glass near the carried aboard a captured French frigate to entrance, is the British Museum’s most visLondon. They presented the stone to King ited object. George III, who donated it to the British Museum. Don Knebel is a local resident The Rosetta Stone includes three secwho works for Barnes & Thorntions of inscribed text, the top section in burg LLP. For the full column hieroglyphs, the middle in ancient Egyptian visit You may contact him at news@curDemotic script and the bottom in Greek. Scholars quickly understood the Greek Remove scuff marks – Scuff marks on hardwood floors may look bad but they are usually not hard to remove. Start by rubbing a little Vaseline or baby oil into the spot and working it in. Then, use dry paper towels to remove all the oily residue and any remaining scuff marks. Source:

Public Notice The City of Carmel (One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032) is submitting a Notice of Intent to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of our intent to comply with the requirements of 327 IAC 15-5 to discharge storm water from construction activities associated with the Jordan Woods Stormwater Improvements (Project 15-16) consisting of construction of a system of hybrid ditches throughout the residential neighborhood of Jordan Woods to enhance drainage capacity and reduce flooding within Township 17 North, Range 4 East, Section 6 in Clay Township, Hamilton County. The project latitude and longitude is (39.944424, -86.116747). Runoff from the project site discharges to Carmel Creek. Questions or comments regarding this project should be directed to Mr. Jarrod Huff of the City of Carmel, Indiana.


Thank you to all of our vendors, auction donors, sponsors, volunteers and community members who came together to make Taste of Carmel 2018 a success. Your support of Orchard Park Elementary is invaluable! 12.05 Distillery A Cut Above Catering Another Broken Egg Café Beam Suntory Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Bier Brewery Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard City Barbeque Convivio Italian Artisan Cuisine Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Danny Boy Beer Works Eddie Merlot’s Granite City Food & Brewery Greeks Pizzeria Hoosier Momma Cocktail Mixes Jonathan Byrd’s Catering at 502 JRazzos Restaurant Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya Kroger Carmel Main Street Poke MashCraft Brewing Max & Erma’s Miracle Sushi & Modern Asian Cuisine

MOD Pizza Keystone My Pretty Little Pretzel Ocean Prime Payless Liquors Piada Italian Street Food Prodigy Burger and Bar Quality Ingredients Cooking Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel Stompin Barley Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Sun King Brewery Table by Market District The Brockway Public House The Melting Pot The Pint Room - Carmel Tina’s Traditional Tearoom & Tavern Upland Carmel Tap House Verde - Flavors of Mexico Vino Mobile Bar Vitality Bowls Wild Eggs YATS Yolk Zoup! The Fresh Soup Company

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23. Crafty website 24. Following behind 28. Guitar or drum material at Meridian Music 30. In the Victory Field batting cage 32. “I got this covered” speaker 36. Reunion group

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phrase: “He’s ___!” 27. Chicago-based superstation 29. Zionsville Farmers Market corn unit 30. Powerful auto engine 31. Persia, today 33. Back talk 34. “Do ___ others...” 35. Nutritional fig. 37. Sight in a Noblesville driveway, often 38. Ex-Governor Bayh 39. Type of seaweed 40. Indiana Poet Laureate’s “before” 41. Unpaid WRTV ad 44. Chocolate company with a plant on I-69 45. Brickyard 400 winner

Earnhardt 47. Online persona 48. Tranquil 49. Flanner and Buchanan car 51. Li’l one 52. Victoria’s Secret lingerie item 53. Holcomb Observatory sphere 56. Holcomb Observatory bear 57. Timbuktu’s country 58. Dot on an IndyGo map 59. Panhandle 60. Adam’s madam 61. Atomic #50 in a Fishers HS chem class 62. Ambulance letters Answers on Page 23

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With over 30 years of experience in the special event industry, Ritz Charles specializes in innovative, upscale and superior event services. Ritz Charles has a strong presence in the event market. Our multiple culinary teams, service staff and event planners host a variety of on and off premise events year- round. Our company has the resources to manage large events yet the personal touch of a small caterer. With our fast paced energetic work environment, we have a need for motivated individuals who can give excellent customer service. If you are looking to join a company with a dedication to excellent customer service and a friendly atmosphere, Ritz Charles has bartending, banquet server, doorman and set-up positions available. If you are interested in learning more about our company, please contact Kate McGowan at

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Scott Pools in Carmel is currently hiring full time seasonal helpers for our service department for March 1st start date. A valid drivers license, background check and some weekend work is required. $12.00 per hour. Experience preferred but not necessary. If you like working outdoors, this job is for you! Give us a call, email or stop by the store to fill out an application. Scott Pools - 904 W. Main Street - Carmel, IN  46032 - 317846-5576 -

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