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It is our position we need to keep a close eye on our pets after a string of dog-nappings has occurred. The story is thieves have turned to kidnapping our pets and turning around and selling them for a profit, or in some cases keeping the pets themselves. Dogs are most commonly the pet of choice for these burglars. We understand it can be difficult to constantly make sure your pets stay out of trouble. For this reason, we highly recommend getting a microchip put on your pet. The chips are normally placed just below the skin between the animals shoulder blades. It’s also relatively cheap. If you get a pet at the Hamilton County Humane Society, all pets will get a chip implanted. If you purchased a pet from somewhere else, the Hamilton County Humane Society sells the chips for $30. The fee includes registration and implementation. We believe this is better than putting tags or other markers on your pet as the chips cannot be removed. It is unfortunate we have to go to such precautions to ensure the safety of our pets, but we believe the price is well worth it.

Civic virtue

It is our position civility is lacking within our communities. Town hall meetings are getting downright brutal. Sidelines at sporting events are filled with ultra-demanding parents and coaches. Fan violence is on the rise at professional football games. Smart phones have become the uninvited dinner guest. All in all, it seems more people are just downright rude. The current state of the economy, sustained unemployment and rising cost of living - along with a divisive government at the helm - seems to be getting the best of us. History reveals without civic virtue, barbarians would have ruled the world. Maybe it’s just nostalgia making us yearn for a less opinionated, more polite society. Listening is the backbone of communication. The use of self-control, moderation, persuasion and compromise in conversation is a more effective way to engage the listener rather than the use of coercion, manipulation and name calling to make a statement. Civility as it is applied to Freedom of Speech is being tested beyond its limits with the wide use of social media platforms such as blogs, Twitter and Facebook, begging the question, “Does one’s passion grant a license to be rude?” We think not.

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Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the Indiana Constitution. ARTICLE 11. Corporations Section 14. Liability Dues from corporations shall be secured by such individual liability of the stockholders, or other means, as may be prescribed by law. (History: As Amended Nov. 5, 1940). ARTICLE 12. Militia Section 1. Composition A militia shall be provided and shall consist of

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all persons over the age of seventeen (17) years, except those persons who may be exempted by the laws of the United States or of this state. The militia may be divided into active and inactive classes and consist of such military organizations as may be provided by law. (History: As Amended Nov. 3, 1936; Nov. 5, 1974). Section 2. Commander-in-chief The Governor is Commander-in-Chief of the militia and other military forces of this state. (History: As Amended Nov. 5, 1974). Section 3. Adjutant general There shall be an Adjutant General, who shall be appointed by the Governor. (History: As Amended Nov. 5, 1974).

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FROM THE BACKSHOP Where educational progress means something Is there something in the water at Westfield High School? Congratulations to all the Shamrock students who contributed mightily to an overpowering average 30-point increase in the last round of SAT testing. While yearover-year improvements are expected (The bar is always set higher “next time,” isn’t it?), a 30-point jump is something to crow about. Whether it was teachers’ urgings, parental involvement, extra prep work by the students or some other force – or all of the above - we say, “Bravo!” Now, the key is to attain at least that much of a leap in the next round of testing. It can be done. We urge the next batch of test-takers to OWN IT! ••• Also on the schools front: The Shamrocks’ homecoming planners have joined forces with the Grand Junction Derby, which is scheduled for Saturday. The idea to include WHS students in the derby as part of the annual homecoming festivities is a great one. homecoming has been a community staple for decades, and adding the derby to it is a solid move. We anticipate incredibly creative entries from the high-schoolers. ••• With Halloween just a little more than a month away, we’re asking for you to help

Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg us scare the you-know-what out of your fellow readers (or at least make them have deep thoughts) in an upcoming edition. Our managing editor, Lindsay Eckert, is gathering information on ghost sightings (if any) in the city and/or any unsolved mysteries. If you have anything else “freaky” relative to the holiday (and we DO treat it as a holiday; dark chocolate, please), she needs to hear from you. It’s all in good fun, in the name of entertainment, so if you know of anything or have even taken in the slightest whiff of a rumor, please write lindsay@youarecurrent. com. Oh, one more comment on one of our favorite days of the year: We don’t subscribe to devil worship, but we will have a party ... unlike some politically correct schools.

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COMMENTARY By Terry Anker Perhaps John Banner said it best in his famous character, Sargent Schultz, from the popular 1960s television program “Hogan’s Heros,” “I know nothing.” As the beleaguered guard overseeing a crew of rebellious American and British prisoners of war in a German camp during World II, Banner has come to exemplify the often undervalued approach that discretion is the better part of valor. Although the comedy would put Schultz in ridiculous circumstances sometimes aimed directly at making fun of Germans (especially soldiers), in these years of recovery when most WWII veterans were at home watching TV with their families, he always managed to show the humanity in electing to keeps one’s mouth shut. This millennium has been touted as the information age. Some believe we will trade in information and thought more than any generation who has come before us. Money will flow from ideas and not goods. To reference another televi-

sion program of the same era, Gene Rodenberry’s “Star Trek” provides a shining example. We may become people of high-mindedness and pure interest in science. I hope so. But can we trade only in thinking without also running the risk of making thought into a precious metal meant to be guarded under lockdown? If I know how to stop bleeding or prevent war, should I charge a fee to do so? In the financial world, some can look at numbers on a page and see opportunity where others only see figures. How much is it worth for them to provide the key? If we know something could cause harm (like Schultz discovering yet another tunnel) should we offer to sell the information – or be paid to withhold it? For me, whatever I hear, I never heard. It just seems simpler.

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DISPATCHES » Westfield High School homecoming football game – Root for the Shamrocks at this year’s homecoming game against McCutcheon High School Friday at 7 p.m. » Westfield High School homecoming parade – Join Westfield High School for its annual homecoming parade Thursday. Students will drive their home-built Grand Junction Derby cars and floats on Union Street for all to see beginning at 5:30 p.m. » Westfield in Bloom- Get involved in Westfield Parks and Recreation Dept.’s Westfield in Bloom committees. The organization will be holding their 2012 kick-off meeting Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Westfield City Service Center, 2728 E. 171st St. The 2012 committees include environmental awareness, floral, heritage and plant-a-row for the hungry. » Books and More Sale- The Friends of the Westfield Library is having a book sale. The sale is open to everyone during regular library hours from Oct. 8 through Oct.15. Come and find some great reading at great prices, plus hundreds of VHS titles will be available. All proceeds go to support library events and materials. Westfield Washington Public Library is located at 333 W. Hoover St., across from Westfield High School. » Fall Festival- Ameriana Bank is inviting families to celebrate fall and raise money for Westfield’s Youth Assistance Program Oct. 8. Enjoy free hot dogs, games and get free passes to Stuckey Farm Corn Maze from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 3333 Ind. 32 and Carey Road. Ameriana Bank will donate $5 to YAP for each person who attends. » Community Halloween Party – The Hamilton County 4-H Junior Leaders will host its annual Community Halloween Party from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Exhibition Center at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds Exhibition Center, 2003 Pleasant St. in Noblesville. The free event will include games, treats, hayrides, a haunted barn and more. For more information, visit www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/hamilton or call 776-0854. » Correction – In the Sept. 20 edition of Current in Westfield, it was reported in the article, “banned book week” that Westfield Middle School banned the books, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Catcher in the Rye,” from the school’s library. Westfield Washington Schools do not have any books banned.

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COMMENTARY By Danielle WIlson I’m a mess right now, but luckily for your reading pleasure, I don’t mind sharing my rather embarrassing state of self. My demise began a couple of days ago with a hemorrhoid the size of a toaster. Yeah, I said it, the real “H” word. If you’re uncomfortable now, you’d better quit reading. It’s only going to get worse. I ignored it as best I could, but by nightfall I was poppin’ ibuprofen like jelly beans and cursing myself for throwing away all the good netherworld ointments from my pregnancy days. I arose early the next morning so I could hit Meijer before the pain got too bad. Honestly I wanted to buy my Preparation H and Tucks before the busy hours, so I wouldn’t be purchasing those products in front of beautifully coiffed supermoms and disgustingly fit bachelors. Unfortunately, these products are not easily found, and I ended up combing the pharmacy aisles for several minutes. After four round-trips, misdirecting any observers by grabbing calcium and Band-Aids, I finally located the goods in the lower shelf of an unmarked section down from deodorant. Despite my new meds, working from home and soaking in several requisite baths yesterday, my situation did not improve. So this morning, I repeated the treatment process. At noon, having cleverly smuggled my meds into the student-shared bathroom through my lunchbox, I

received another very unpleasant surprise. Aunt Flo had decided to visit early, and she was not in a good mood at all. Somehow I muddled through the afternoon without a scene, and as I drove home. I focused on the last hurdle of the day before blissful full supination: Retrieve youngest from a play-date with a family I’d never met. I arrived at the correct house and chatted briefly with the mom while my daughter collected her things. Then, just as we were leaving, I caught the heel of my boot on the top step of their expansive porch and tumbled all the way down to the sidewalk. I landed hard on all fours, but immediately jumped up, laughed and assured this woman I was perfectly fine- even though I was suffering mortal embarrassment and ungodly pain in equal measure. I limped to the van as quickly as I could. And now, here I lie with skinned knees and hands, a shin with a massive goose egg, stomach and lower back cramps and a damned appliance hanging out of my backside. Yes, I am a big mess right now, but hopefully you can have a laugh at my expense. Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@ currentincarmel.com.

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INDOT provides updates about U.S. 31 By Lindsay Eckert and Kevin Kane Current in Westfield The Major Moves construction project to revamp U.S. 31 is under way in Hamilton County. The project, estimated to cost about $600 million in total, will upgrade U.S. 31 to freeway standards from I-465 to Ind. 38, eliminating traffic lights and cutting travel time on U.S. 31 from 96th Street to South Bend by 30 minutes. Indiana Dept. of Transportation said the project will be finished in 2017, and Lead Civil Engineer Kelli McNamara said the project will have a positive impact in Hamilton County. “The project will go as far north as 96th Street and end on the south side of 216th Street,” McNamara said. “The last interchange will be on Ind. 38.” Hamilton County residents have mixed views on the project. Westfield resident Sharon Williams said she’s pleased with the developments around her, but she’s concerned future developments could affect or home. “I live in a flood plain and I don’t want this project to cause me problems and increase my chances for flooding,” Williams said. “I want to make sure they know what they’re doing.” Although Carmel resident Bill Millholland said the change in cutting traffic may not affect him as much since he’s retired, he said he wants to know the project’s impact on how his tenants get to work.

“There’s some hard planning ahead, but I think it’s necessary,” Millholland said. “My tenants will be traveling through the project areas, and I want to know how that will impact their drive into work.” Westfield resident Harry Cooler said the project is long overdue. “I think it’s fantastic; we’ve had a population explosion and a lot more traffic,” Cooler said. “I’m glad to see something being done.” At an open house last week, INDOT officials said most of the construction schedule remains the same, but a few changes have been made. INDOT last week announced beginning spring 2012 sections of Keystone Parkway near U.S. 31 in Carmel will be closed during the construction of four new bridges. Construction began earlier this year with the U.S. 31 and Ind. 38 interchange along with the widening of the 146th Street bridge over U.S. 31. Starting next year, U.S. 31 construction will span the area from the Monon Trail to just south of Greyhound Pass. Keystone is expected to be closed near U.S. 31 for a few months in either direction as traffic is shifted during construction. In addition to these closures, INDOT officials said work on the 146th Street bridge has been significantly delayed, though this should not impede traffic flow. INDOT’s schedule for acquiring land along U.S. 31, however, has been sped up. For more information about the project, visit www.us31hamiltoncounty.in.gov.

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Westfield in Bloom wants to expand membership for new season if you’re into flowers, but we are so By Lindsay Eckert much more than just one thing.” Lindsay@youarecurrent.com Westfield in Bloom is in the proWestfield in Bloom, created by cess of creating a potential committee Westfield Parks and Recreation to increase environmental awareness Dept. is encouraging residents to in the community. Projects for the join their volunteer committees to committee could include mainteinspire their city and strive to reach nance at Freedom Trail Park and a national level of success in years developing management practices for to come. Jones steam, creek and detention ponds. The organization’s four different Jones and Westfield Parks and Recreation committees offer something unique for all interDept. are inviting the community to get inests. Heritage committee hosted the first annual volved in helping the committees reach national “Voices from the Past” event guiding residents levels. through Westfield’s historical landmarks. The “We are looking for people to help our projfloral and community committees add beauty to the city and help feed the hungry with the com- ects grow,” Melody said. “We want to model our organization after munity committee’s Plant a America in Bloom so we Row for the Hungry project. would compete at a naWestfield Parks and Recretional level.” ation Director Melody Jones The organization’s said the program encomfirst meeting is Oct. 6 at passes a variety of projects for 7 p.m. at the Westfield residents. City Service Center, “If you’re someone want2728 E. 171st St. ing to help your fellow For more information people, we have Plant a Row. Westfield has a rich history and if that’s an inter- please contact Stephanie Fix at sfix@westfield. in.gov or 317-804-3184. est people get the opportunity to share history,” Jones said. “We also have our floral committee

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Enter Current’s ‘Halloween Writing Contest’ Current in Westfield Have a ghostly good time by showing off your creative writing talents during the Current in Westfield’s Halloween Writing Contest. The contest is open to anyone who has a Westfield mailing address and winners will be selected in the following categories: youth ages 13 and younger through Oct. 17; and anyone ages 13 and older on Oct. 17. The rules of the contest are simple: have fun, don’t write longer than 450 words and make sure the writing is your own. Email your story in a Word or compatible document to lindsay@ youarecurrent.com no later than noon on Oct. 17. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and birthday/age. Please include Halloween Writing Contest in the email subject heading. Stories can also be mailed to Current Publishing, 30 S. Range Line Road, Carmel 46032. First-place winners in each category will have their stories and author photo published in Current in Westfield and stories written about them and their efforts. Select stories will be published on Current’s website, www.youarecurrent.com, for your enjoyment.

Homecoming parade highlights history By Lindsay Eckert Lindsay@youarecurrent.com Westfield High School students are celebrating homecoming this week. Although their week is filled with events such as school spirit days and powder puff football, the homecoming parade is the highly-anticipated event the entire community can take part in. Homecoming Director Jennifer Lents said the homecomWestfield High Schoool Students ing parade celebrates Westfield high school students building derby cars to as a whole. participate in the event” Lents said. “We both “The parade is a great way for the students agreed it would be a great way to cross proand staff to showcase their enthusiasm, pride mote both events and build excitement within and excitement and share it with the commuthe community.” nity,” Lents said. “We also hope to create some Downtown Westfield Association started the wonderful memories for the student body.” Grand Junction Derby a few years ago. DWA Elementary schools and local organizations Director Anne Poynter said the high school will be decorating floats to fit the “Wanna be students add a new level of excitement for a ROCKstar?” theme. However, Lents said the everyone. high school students are applying their creativ“The high school students can help draw a bigity in a new direction this year as the school ger crowd, which is a great bonus for businesses is including the Grand Junction Derby in this competing,” Poynter said. “But more than anyyear’s homecoming festivities. thing they lead the way for embracing this silly “The Grand Junction Derby Committee and fun event, they can bring an element that approached the Homecoming Parade Commitrepresents the whole spirit of the event.” tee last spring about a partnership, including

The Homecoming Parade Committee is composed of six Westfield High School parents, the committee works closely with the School Administration and the City of Westfield. “We’ve had tremendous support from the community for the parade and would like to see the tradition continue for many years,” Lents said. This year’s parade sponsors include Central Indiana Insulation, Delta Faucet, Wittler Orthodontics, The Village on Spring Mill, MaxIT Healthcare and Westfield Athletic Booster Club.

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Westfield High School’s homecoming ignites memories for generations of graduates from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s dren, Amber Willis Westfield Farmers Market Director and Chad By Lindsay Eckert Huff owner of CSI-Signs, located in Westfield. Lindsay@youarecurrent.com “It was fun seeing them grow up and be part of the high school A green sea of people with a glisten of gold proudly donning their school colors as they cheer on their Shamrocks, parade floats I went to,” Huff, who was a majorette for WHS, said. “Some of the teachers I had in high school were still there when my kids spiritedly coast on Union Street and alumni return to their home went there and we knew a lot of the same people, I’m glad I got turf in their letterman jackets. It’s homecoming in Westfield. to see my kids be a part of that.” The annual tradition is part of American culture, but Westfield Willis, a 1999 graduate and former Westfield cheerleader, may High School Homecoming planner Jennifer Lents said Westfield have graduated more than 20 years after her mother, but Huff’s makes the fall festivities such as powder-puff football and the favorite homecoming activity of powder puff football is a tradihomecoming parade unique for its community and students. tion that doesn’t fade with time or generations. “The school works with the community and the students work “My favorite homecoming memory was playing in powder puff with organizations, it’s truly a homecoming for the city,” Lents said. football,” Willis said. “Our class was Dr. David Riese, Class of 1983 and really close and it was so much for the associate dean for pharmacology at AuWestfield high school football team to teach us how to run burn University, said the feeling of fall plays every year.” cooling the air recently has made him homecoming activities Although the highlights of homethink about his education at Westfield coming week are often powder puff and how it was the core of his success Tuesday: Powder-puff football at Westfield and the homecoming parade, Riese, a today. The Westfield Hall of Fame High School soccer field at 7 p.m. former student council president, said alumnus currently directs research to Wednesday: Club banner judging day, winning his favorite homecoming moment was study the mechanisms associated with club receives $100 prize. the magic that happened at half time breast and prostate cancers. Thursday: Homecoming parade at 5:30 p.m. at the football game. “It’s funny, I was just thinking this the Friday: Homecoming football game at 7 p.m. “I always thought the halftime cerother day how my high school education Saturday: Grand Junction Derby car race emony was touching,” Riese, who ran in chemistry and math was outstanding downtown, beginning at Union Street at 9 a.m. in track and cross country, said. “To preparation for college and it enabled me Homecoming dance at Westfield High School see the homecoming court recognized to do the research I do today,” Riese said. gymnasium from 7-10 p.m. as students who make contributions to “I use the same analytical strategies now their school and the overall life of the as I did my sophomore year at Westfield high school was special. They weren’t High School.” elected based on popularity, which isn’t always the case. Our court Westfield Class of 1979 alumnus and the current voice of was more of a reflection of good people.” Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever for Fox Sports Network Chris Although D. Parker Hinshaw, class of 1967, moved to WestDenari said Westfield proves how the annual homecoming game field in high school, he said it was his experiences at homecomcan unite a high school and a city. ing he shared with new friends that motivated him to open the “It’s the fabric of our community, it’s something everyone can Westfield-based business, MaxIT, with his sister, a Westfield rally around. Homecoming is the celebration of all of that,” Dealumna. nari said. “Kids are coming home from college for the first time “What I remember about the first homecoming was building and families are coming home, it’s what the community is all the float, coming up with a theme, being in the barn and the about.” Denari, a 30-year radio and television veteran who was the first camaraderie of my new classmates, along with a the fundamental ‘can do’ attitude of getting that float put together,” Hinshaw said. sports director for Fox 59 in Indianapolis, has a career history “It was a strong work ethic displayed at a young age.” ranging from announcing for Turn Four of the Indianapolis 500 “My sister and I agreed we should have our business based in Westto announcing for Butler University basketball and the Indiana field and hopefully be in a position to give back to the community that Pacers. Although Denari has found success in announcing for had accepted us, educated us and welcomed us,” Hinshaw said. professional sports, football season still reminds him of his favorHinshaw has since moved to Del Mar, Calif., and he said his ite homecoming memories. “I remember me and nearly ten of my friends all rode our fam- fondness for Westfield’s homecoming parade has followed him across the country. ilies’ lawn mowers in the homecoming parade, we were weaving “The parade is important so all of us from out of town can rein between each other trying to perform like Shriners,” the Wabash College grad said. “I also started ‘hanging out’ with my high member how Westfield is such a wholesome place to raise a family and what Westfield represents. It is not just about the states on school sweetheart who is now my wife right around homecomboth coasts or in the south,” Hinshaw said. “Westfield represents ing. I remember my friends and I dropped her off after the game the goodness of small communities across the country and many and the guys were saying the ‘I think she likes you man’ stuff.’” people don’t always appreciate how special that is, and we all need For Pam Huff, Westfield homecoming is a family affair. The to be reminded.” 1977 graduate and Westfield resident said she was able to relive her favorite homecoming memories with her now-grown chil-

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Meet your teacher: Amanda Reed Grade/Subject at what school: Kindergarten, Carey Ridge Elementary School Number of years teaching: 1 Background/Schooling (college & high school): Noblesville High School, Indiana University-Bloomington Reed Why did you become a teacher? I have always enjoyed working with kids in many different capacities. I live to make a difference in any child’s life who walks through my doors. What goals do you have for your students? My goal for my students is to have fun while learning so they can continue learning and teaching others to be lifelong learners. What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? I encourage parents to read to/ with their child every day, and to have conversations about what he/she learns in order to apply that directly to life outside of school. Name your favorite movie. The Notebook Name your favorite band. Lifehouse What’s something your students might not know about you? I have a dog that is 50 pounds, but I was told he would only be 20 pounds.

Mercedes advertises bad grammar voiceover. Perhaps it’ll issue a public statement GRAMMAR LESSON urging people to use fewer and less correctly. By Brandie Bohney Perhaps not. When I was teaching, I had two exchange On the flip side of this ugly error on students from Germany grace my classrooms. Mercedes’ part, anyone who has been to the Both kids were a treat, and both agreed Engimproved Wal-Mart in Westfield on U.S. 31 lish grammar, while complex, is much easier may note that the cost-cutting giant has finally than German grammar. I don’t speak Gerheeded the less-versusman, so I can’t attest fewer advice of gramI find the new signs to that, but if Germarians: the express man car manufacturer encouraging because I no lane signs now read, Mercedes-Benz is any longer need to feel like a “12 Items or Fewer.” If indication, English only I had pom-pons, grammar must not be grammatical traitor for I would be cheering. as easy as my exchange shopping at Wal-Mart Wal-Mart, among many, students indicated. (The many other retailers, has German students I had anymore. been chided in the past were both brilliant, so for its grammatically incorrect “12 Items or maybe they’re an unfair reference). Less” signage. In a recent commercial for a new coupe, I find the new signs encouraging because I the Mercedes touts, “More power, more style, no longer need to feel like a grammatical traimore technology, less doors.” tor for shopping at Wal-Mart anymore. Less doors? Really? Last time I checked, But I’ll not be purchasing a Mercedes. And doors were countable. it will no longer be just because I can’t afford Things that are counted (doors, shoes, one. Now I can not afford one while standing nudists) are not compared with less; they are on the grammatical moral high ground. compared with fewer. Things that must be measured (sugar, milk, craziness) are compared Brandie Bohney is a grammar with less. So you can have less power, less style enthusiast and former English and less technology, but you have fewer doors. teacher. If you have a grammarMercedes has been scolded for this error, related question, please email her and I’ve seen the commercial only twice. at bbthegrammarguru@gmail. Perhaps it has pulled it. Perhaps it’ll redo the com.

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DISPATCHES » Education Reform Idol – Indiana defeated Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida and Illinois recently in Fordham’s “Education Reform Idol” Competition to determine the nation’s leader in education reform. Bruno Manno of the Walton Family Foundation, Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform, and Richard Lee Colvin of Education Sector served on the panel which unanimously selected Indiana as this year’s victor.

» 6th Grade Immunizations – Parents of 5th grade students, and those transferring from out of state, should be aware of Indiana’s new immunization requirements for 6th grade students. Students now must show proof of the following immunizations: 3 Hepatitis B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella (Chickenpox), 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis), & 1 MCV (Meningococcal). For more information, visit www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/ services/health, or www.doe.in.gov.

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Teens leading in the library By Lindsay Eckert Lindsay@youarecurrent.com The Westfield Washington Public Library is opening its doors to teenagers and letting them lead the way for some young adult programs featured in the young-adult services department. Will Smither, Young Adult Section Librarian, works with the Teen Advisory Group to plan library events, programs and the students ranging from middle school to high school help select new material for the library’s young adult section. Smither works once a month with TAG members to discuss potential books they’d like to see in their section or plan. “Teen Movie Time,” a monthly event featuring the

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Pumpkin Patch Festival SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, noon – 3 pm Presented by IU Health North Hospital and RE/MAX Legends Group FREE & Open to the Public IU Health North Hospital, 116th and North Meridian St., Carmel Enjoy fun activities for the entire family including FREE food, drinks, pumpkins, prizes and more! Activities include: Bounce House Colts in Motion Traveling Museum Police and Fire Emergency Vehicles Petting Zoo Family Photos, Costumes encouraged Face Painting & Caricatures LifeLine Helicopter and Ambulance Health Screenings Train Rides, Ronald McDonald & Live Music Join us before the Festival for the IU Health North Hospital Pumpkin Patch 5K Run/Walk Presented by the Carmel Lions SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 9 am Start Registration opens at 8 am. Fee required. Open to adults and children. For more information and to register, visit the Events section at iuhealth.org/north.

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DISPATCHES » October gardening tips – 1. Apples keep well for about six months at temperatures between 32 and 45 degrees. 2. A Styrofoam chest or a double cardboard box in a cool mudroom or cellar can approximate root cellar conditions. Remember to give your apples an occasional change of air. Apple cider may be frozen after first pouring off a small amount to allow for expansion. 3. Store beans in a moisture-proof, airtight container. Beans will stale and toughen over time even when stored properly. -www.almanac.com » Civic’s capital campaign – Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s capital campaign, The Incredible Journey, has been raising funds since Jan. 1 and will continue until 2014. Support generated through the campaign will aid in fulfilling the terms of Civic’s 100-year lease at the Tarkington, augmenting and replenishing Civic’s endowment, and providing capacity growth and program support. Major donors who support Civic Theatre with gifts of $100,000 or more will be honored with naming rights to specific areas of the Tarkington Theatre in Carmel. Call 924-6770, ext. 20206 for details.

» Audition notice – Auditions for the comedy “The Perfume Shop,” a new adaptation of “Parfumerie” by E. P. Dowdall, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, and next Tuesday, at the Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., east of Noblesville off of Ind. 37. For details, visit www.thebelfrytheatre.com. » Perfect pizza pairings – Looking for the right beer to pair with your garden pizza? Look for a brew without overpowering flavors, such as a lager or a less yeasty witbier, so the pizza’s fresh, subtle flavors can shine. Spicier pizzas, on the other hand, call for spicier beers. Go for an India Pale Ale. If you’re not a hop-head, the malty sweetness of brown ales works well with the sweeter elements on the pizza. -www.eatingwell.com » Wine dinner – Donatello’s Italian Restaurant, 9 W. Main St. in the Carmel Arts & Design District, will host its third wine dinner on Oct. 18. Carroll Wine and Spirits, a local purveyor of international wines, has paired a different wine with each course. The event starts at 7 p.m. with dinner starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $80 per person, which includes tax and tip. Call Donatello’s at 564-4790 to buy tickets.

Get ready for Sandi Patty COMMENTARY By Michael Feinstein Thanks to the magnanimous nature of PBS, several years ago I was part of a television special that also featured Sandi Patty. Having heard her on recordings I was well aware of her presence and power as a vocalist. What I wasn’t prepared for was the easygoing nature, kindness and humor she exuded. Because her voice is so full and strong I had imagined that, as a person, she might be equally overwhelming in personality as sometimes befits a larger-than-life voice. But she was as easygoing and personable as an old school chum. Perhaps, it is the very fact that Sandi lives a life rooted in the real world focused on family and not as a singing diva that gives her the ability to connect with us all. It is the truthfulness of her musical expression that draws so many to her gifts. By the time I became acquainted with Sandi’s work she already was a gospel legend, though I came to know her through her pop stylings. If she had initially chosen the songs of Broadway and standards as her metier, it would have resulted in equal acclaim, though via a different life journey. For me, hearing Sandi sing puts me completely in the story and character as if it’s a miniplay in 32 bars. She tells the story and makes it real. One of the wonderful things about music is the way that it brings people together, and

Sandi Patty is in concert with Michael Feinstein at the Palladium Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Sandi is backed by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in a special CD launch of “Sandi Patty: Broadway Stories.” Tickets are available at www.TheCenterForThePerformingArts.org.

even if it’s not gospel, it is no less spiritual when it touches the heart. Sandi’s two concerts at the Palladium are about the celebration of those things that bring us together, and the blessed voice of Sandi Patty has truly brought all of us closer together!  Michael Feinstein is a Grammy  nominated recording artist and the artistic director of The Center for the Performing Arts. Send your comments to editorial@ youarecurrent.com.

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Now – Oct. 9 Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain 9301 N. Michigan Road, Carmel Details and ticket information available online at www.beefandboards.com. Sept. 22 – Oct. 23 Phoenix Theatre: Spring Awakening 749 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis In “Spring Awakening” adolescents discover the inner and outer tumult of their sensuality. Details: For tickets visit www.phoenixtheatre.org or call 635-7529 Oct. 28 – Nov. 2 Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre: Amadeus 3 Center Green, Suite 200, Carmel Peter Shaffer’s award-winning “Amadeus” combines fiction and history to explore the dramatic

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Barley Island Brewing Co. The scoop: Jeff Eaton started Barley Island Brewing Co. in Noblesville in December 1999 and the restaurant and brewery expanded into bottling beer in 2003. Open for lunch or dinner, the Noblesville location can be found on downtown square and offers outdoor seating, live entertainment and video games. Type of food: American/casual pub fare Price of entrees: $8-$14 Specialties: Award winning hand crafted ales brewed onsite including Dirty Helen, Bar Fly, Flat Top, Sheet Metal and Blind Tiger. Smoking: Smoking and non-smoking sections

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Mix the orange juice, garlic, peppers, chili powder, allspice and kosher salt together. Transfer the mixture to a gallon zip-lock bag and add the pork. Let pork marinate overnight or longer.

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gloves before you move sausages on the grill. The water in the gloves drip, and the water helps cool the fire. I suggest simple white work gloves you can toss into the washing machine to clean and sterilize after the tailgate party. The juiciest bratwurst is Johnsonville Original bratwursts.

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Pull pork from the grill and slice thinly. Serve with warm tortillas and your favorite taco toppings such as fresh Indiana tomatoes, avocado, Queso Blanco or Co-jack cheese, and shredded lettuce.

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Demystifying the ‘cloud’ COMMENTARY By Ken Colburn I recently bought a song from Amazon and it asked me if I wanted to add it to the Cloud. I didn’t know what they were talking about, so I said no. Is this something I should use? - BJ The Cloud has become the marketing catchphrase of 2011. It is typically portrayed as a revolutionary technology recently hitting the scene. The reality is whenever you hear anyone referring to the Cloud, they are usually referring to an Internet resource of some sort. Facebook, Twitter and lots of other commonly-used services are essentially cloud services because everything is stored and accessed via the Internet. iTunes will soon include an iCloud feature for iTunes music libraries. Services such as Spotify store their entire music catalog in a cloud for their users, and offer a premium service allowing users to create offline playlists. One of the great benefits to cloud-based services is the provider is responsible for the security and backup. You must trust the service provider to be responsible for the security and

backup of your data, but in all likelihood, they will do a better job than most users ever could. In my opinion, the best scenario is a hybrid of traditional storage and cloud storage. A hybrid could copy your important files in the Cloud and on your computer’s hard drive or your office’s server. What would happen if you lost your Internet connection or the service has a temporary outage? Would not having access to your files be a minor inconvenience or will your life come to a screeching halt? Many businesses use powerful cloud services to lower startup costs, eliminate issues with updates, and make it easy to get to corporate information from anywhere. The trade-offs include what I’ve already covered and the likelihood of switching to another solution could be difficult; therefore, business owners should choose cloud solutions wisely.

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Dispensing with the pleasantries Spirituality By Bob Walters “It’s unusual to meet a pleasant Christian.” Ouchhhh … that one hurt, and it’s a statement I personally find very convicting. Our Wednesday Bible study teacher, George, said it. He is walking us through “Citizenship in Heaven: Philippians and Colossians.” George was introducing the early Christian church at Philippi, and noted how easy it was in the multicultural 1st century town of Jews, pagans and other religions to figure out who the Christians were. Christians were the ones who were happy and non-judgmental. Christians lived a loving life with the light of the Holy Spirit shining from every corner of their being. Christians cheerfully shared the Lord’s servant-attitude to all. Christians didn’t try to trick or threaten others into accepting the Lord because they had so much knowledge about Jesus. These early Christians simply loved others, cared for them and nurtured them. They knew every person had been created in the image of God the Father.

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DISPATCHES » Bone drug lowers cancer risk – A new study adds to evidence that bone drugs may play a role in suppressing cancer development, although there is still no proof that taking the medications would stave off malignancies. The drugs, called bisphosphonates, have been linked both to fewer cases of cancer and an increased risk of certain thigh fractures and serious jaw problems. -www.foxnews.com » Eat more cabbage – One cup of chopped cabbage has just 22 calories, and it’s loaded with valuable nutrients. At the top of the list is sulforaphane, a chemical that increases your body’s production of enzymes that disarm cell-damaging free radicals and reduce your risk of cancer. In fact, Stanford University scientists determined that sulforaphane boosts your levels of these cancer-fighting enzymes higher than any other plant chemical. How to eat it: Put cabbage on your burgers to add a satisfying crunch. Or, for an even better sandwich topping or side salad, try an Asian-style slaw. -Men’s Health » Lower cholesterol with fiber – Research suggests that increasing soluble fiber intake by 5 to 10 grams each day may result in a 5 percent drop in LDL cholesterol. Start the day with a cup of oatmeal, put a half cup of beans on your salad at lunch, eat broccoli with dinner and snack on an orange or a pear and you’ll easily meet the target range. -www.eatingwell.com » Inflamed gums could mean… – Inflamed gums could mean that you’re knocked up. “Your dentist is often the first to know,” says Sassan Rastegar, D. D. S., a dentist in New York City. “Swollen gums are one of the early side effects of the hormonal changes that come with pregnancy.” If your gums are puffy or bleed when you floss—and your period is late—it may be time to take a pregnancy test. -www.today.msnbc.com » Free sleep seminar – Are you having trouble sleeping or have you been told that you snore too much?  Join Dr. John Finley Oct. 11 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville for a free seminar discussing sleep disorders.  The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the Krieg DeVault Conference Room, lower level of the Women’s Pavilion (entrance 11). A light dinner will be provided.  To register, visit riverview.org or call 770-5835.

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Tired-eye treatments COMMENTARY By Barry Eppley Aging is inevitable and it begins to appear around the eyes first. Although eyelid and brow lifts provide immediate and significant improvements, many would prefer to lessen these eye flaws without the costs and recovery of an operation. There are a variety of non-surgical eye treatments combining neurotoxins, fillers, lasers devices and topical products; the patient’s age often determines which treatment is used. Those in their 30s and 40s usually just need Botox to control their frowning and squinting wrinkles. Fillers and light and laser treatments are added for those in their 40s and 50s. At age 50 and beyond, surgery is needed to remove extra upper eyelid skin and lower eyelid bags. But these nonsurgical treatments are still needed to preserve one’s surgical investment. Botox is the most known name when it comes to facial wrinkle reduction by injection; two other injection drugs, Dysport and Xeomin, are also available. Although some believe one is better than the other, they all are comparable. They all take a few days to a week to start working and their effects will last three to four months. One is not more powerful than the other nor does one cost less. These injections are given by the unit and the cost per unit varies

for each one but so does how they are prepared. As such their treatment costs are all about the same. Although Botox is the most common nonsurgical eye treatment, injectable fillers can also play a role. Many people will develop shadowing and tear troughs under the lower eyelid, sometimes as early as their late 30s. This can be treated with fillers to plump the area out. Although they are over a dozen types of injectable fillers, the hyaluronic acid-based fillers (e.g., Restylane and Juvederm) are preferred. They can be delivered under the thin tissues of the lower eyelids with a low risk of lumps and irregularities. Although eye wrinkles can be held in check with Botox and fillers, they can’t reverse certain skin problems. Blood vessels and brown spots can be removed with pulsed light treatments. These are often confused with lasers which they are not. When it comes to improving skin texture and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, laser resurfacing can provide improvements beyond what an eyelid lift can do. Dr. Eppley is an Indianapolis board-certified plastic surgeon. Comments can be sent to info@ eppleyplasticsurgery.com

Bring your gently used housewares to the Carmel United Methodist Church Mission House, 621 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We’ll take them to previously homeless people who are getting a second start at independent living. You’ll get a tax deduction and the warm glow that comes from helping others. For more information, e-mail Secondstarts@secondstarts.org or call 317.908.2666 Please, no furniture.

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By Jordan Fischer jordan@youarecurrent.com The first Honor Flights took off in 2005, carrying 12 World War II veterans to the memorial in their honor in Washington, D.C. Six years later, the Honor Flight Network has transported more than 63,000 veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam to see their respective memorials in the nation’s capitol – all at no cost to the veterans themselves. For John Gagnon, who traveled with his father Jack as a “guardian” on an Honor Flight Sept. 14, the program represented an opportunity to pay respect to a generation that gave its all to America. “These guys, for the most part, all grew up during the Great Depression,” Gagnon said. “Then when they came of age, we had the war, and we shipped them off halfway around the world to fight. When they came back, we had our industrial revolution, and these guys were the ones who were rebuilding the country.” “So (Honor Flight) said, ‘The least we can do is give these guys a free trip to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial they were responsible for,’” Gagnon added. Saluting our heroes Honor Flight’s motto comes from cowboy-actor Will Rogers, who said, “We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.” To that end, the Honor Flight Network aggressively seeks donations, and corporate partnerships with organizations such as Southwest Airlines, to fly as many veterans as possible to their memorial. In 2005, the first year of the program, 137 veterans were transported to Washington, D.C. Last year, more than 22,000 veterans were given the opportunity to visit the memorials honoring their service and sacrifice to this country. Priority is given to terminally ill veterans and veterans of WWII. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates say approximately 1,000 of the latter pass away every day. As the program continues, priority will continue to Korean War, Vietnam War, and other veterans on a chronological basis. The goal is to help every American veteran who is willing and able to visit their memorial.

A group of WWII veterans posing before their memorial in Washington, D.C. According to Gagnon, Honor Flights goes above and beyond simply providing transportation to veterans in its mission to pay tribute to them. “The utmost respect was paid to them,” Gagnon said. “They didn’t have to go through the TSA at the airport. They let them go without being screened, and without the hassle of taking their shoes off. The TSA even lined up outside the airplane and gave them a full color-guard salute as the plane pulled away from the airport.” When they arrived, Gagnon said uniformed GIs were

there to greet them, and to shake each veteran’s hand. Gagnon’s father served in the infantry during WWII. While deployed in Manila, he was injured, and later awarded a Purple Heart for his service. Gagnon said his father was “absolutely overwhelmed” by the trip. The Honor Flight Network offers transportation to Washington, D.C., from “regional hubs,” of which two are located in Indiana – the Greater Lafayette Honor Flight and Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, in Huntertown. There is also a hub in Cincinnati. For more information about Honor Flight Network, or to find an application, visit www.honorflight.org, or call 937-521-2400. To email for an application directly, write veteran-application@ honorflight.org.


It’s Golden | Current Publishing Special Section | It’s Golden Music and war – Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Linda Pohly, professor of music history at Ball State University, will speak at PrimeLife Enrichment, 1078 Third Ave. SW, Carmel, about the many connections between music and war, two human endeavors that seem constant over time and geography. Listening examples will reflect several musical styles and uses. Audience members are invited to bring a written paragraph about their own recollections of music tied to war which may be shared at the event.  Open to members and non-members. Free Lunch provided by Second Helpings. Registration requested; call 815-7000.  Diabetes doubles Alzheimer’s risk - People with diabetes are at increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But that’s not the only worry: Diabetes appears to dramatically increase a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia later in life, according to a new study conducted in Japan. In the study, which included more than 1,000 men and women over age 60, researchers found that people with diabetes were twice as likely as the other study participants to develop Alzheimer’s disease within 15 years. They were also 1.75 times more likely to develop dementia of any kind. -www.health.com

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Dispelling flu myths COMMENTARY By Dr. Jugnoo Husain According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza (flu) season usually begins around October and can last up to May. Despite it being a common illness, misconceptions about influenza are widespread. So, here are some myths – and realities – about the flu: Myth 1: You can catch the flu from going out in cold weather without a coat or with wet hair. Wrong. The flu is by caused by the influenza virus, NOT by exposure to cold. Because flu season coincides with cold weather, the two are often mistakenly linked. People get sick more often in the winter because they tend to stay indoors and are more likely to spread germs to one another. Myth 2: Antibiotics can fight the flu. Antibiotics work against bacteria, but they’re absolutely useless against viruses like influenza. Moreover, taking unnecessary antibiotics increases development of resistant bacteria. Antibiotics are useful only if a secondary bacterial infection develops as a complication of the flu. Myth 3: The flu vaccine can give you the flu. No, the injectable flu vaccines only contain dead virus, so it is impossible for them to cause infection. The nasal spray vaccine does contain one type of live, but weakened, virus and it

causes few, if any, symptoms in healthy people. Some people do get sick after their flu shot, but they are either already incubating the virus, are exposed to a strain different from the viruses included in the vaccine, or have an illness due to an unrelated cold virus. The vaccine ends up getting blamed, erroneously. Myth 4: There’s no treatment for the flu. Antiviral medications can help reduce symptom severity and shorten the duration of disease communicability. However, antivirals are mostly helpful when taken within the first 48 hours of illness. Myth 5: Immunity may decline before the flu season ends if you get vaccinated in September; or by January it’s too late to get the vaccine. No and no. According to the CDC, immunity from vaccination lasts throughout the season. September through November are optimal flu-shot months, but late vaccination can still be beneficial as long as influenza is circulating. Because seasonal influenza often peaks in January and February, a late vaccination can still provide protection and prevent much misery.

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Dr. Jugnoo Husain is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist. She currently resides in Hamilton County. Dr. Husain can be reached at jugnoohusain@gmail.com.

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Fitness expert to share strategies for combating aging process editorial@youarecurrent.com National fitness expert Kathy Smith will come to Carmel this week to share some of her secrets. On Wednesday Smith will host an on-site training session at The Stratford, an active retirement community in Carmel. She has been a leading force in the wellness industry since 1980, and her diverse capabilities cover all aspects of fitness. As she turned 60 this year, Smith launched a new agefighting workout Smith line called Ageless with Kathy Smith specifically targeted for the unique needs of the Baby Boomer generation and beyond. Nearly 30 years in the making, the Ageless series is a total-body workout designed to shape lean muscle while increasing bone density and stamina. The end result, Smith says, is a youthful, healthy body crafted from just 15-minute videos that work within the framework of Boomers’ busy lives. As adults age, their muscle mass has a tendency to wither away, making those individuals more susceptible to life-altering events such as fractures resulting from falls. Through a holistic approach to the aging process, Smith shows older adults how to maintain their physical health as they age. A mother of two daughters, Smith has sold more than $50 million in infomercial products featuring her motivational skills and more than 16 million workout videos worldwide (inducting her into the Video Hall of Fame). She also recently became spokesperson for ICAA (International Council on Active Aging), leading their mission to promote healthy, active living for adults ages 50-plus.  The training session will go from 1 to 4 p.m. The Stratford is at 2460 Glebe St., Carmel. For more information, call 733-9560.

Less is more in fitness Commentary By Marcia Wilson Last weekend my sister fell off her bike. Apparently it was pretty spectacular and she was scraped up from her shoulder to her toes. Did I mention she is sixty-something and was at the 59-mile mark of her ride? She wanted to finish the ride, but since her helmet sustained a pretty good dent her husband suggested she go to the emergency room and have her head examined! First the nurse brought her a couple of pills, but after she asked what they were, why she needed them and what the side effects might be she opted not to take them. Next they wanted to treat her abrasions, but she told them she’d prefer to just use soap and water at home. Then the doc wrote out a prescription for pain medication, which she did not fill. All she wanted was to make sure her brain was intact! The CT scan showed there was nothing there. We’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of that, but the reality is she is a great example of taking responsibility for her health. Think about it, she was exercising, building strong bones. Good thing! Okay, so she fell – it’s an occupational hazard of living. She was wearing a helmet but also knew the impact could cause damage, so she went to the ER. Then she practiced “less is more” in the ER, knowing that if she didn’t need the medications she didn’t want to risk the side effects.

Lately the research is leaning towards less is more. We’re finding that the bandwagon approach to healthcare isn’t a good thing since even some common tests and medications come with certain risks, particularly for older adults. Even the experts haven’t figured out the balance between a test that saves some lives but is useless or detrimental when recommended for the general population. So you’re hoping to hear less is more when it comes to exercise, right? Well, yes and no. “No pain, no gain” is a myth – there is much to be gained using slow, natural movement. However, sometimes more is more, because the more you move the more you gain strength, flexibility and stability. Try this: make a tight fist, then spread your fingers as far apart as possible. Continue opening and closing your hands as you raise your arms up in front of you, parallel to the floor, now spread your arms out to the side. Pretty simple and painless, but feel all the muscles that are working in your hands, arms, shoulders and back. Less strain, more gain. Marcia Wilson holds an M.A. in gerontology and teaches exercise courses for aging adults in Fishers. Wilson can be reached at wanderw@iquest.net.

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Fall fashion show – The Stratford, a premier retirement community in Carmel, is hosting a women’s fall fashion show and luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. Jeanne Rush, owner of Secret Ingredient, a collection of upscale boutiques in Indiana, Ohio and Florida, will showcase some of fall’s most wearable fashions. Stratford members will kick off the event by walking the runway in a variety of chic, casual fashion choices. RSVP by calling 733-9560.

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DISPATCHES » Job fair – As a result of the success of last November’s Hamilton County Job Fair, Mayor John Ditslear will host a second job fair next Tuesday at the Hamilton County 4-H Exhibition Center (2003 E. Pleasant St. in Noblesville). More than 1,300 people attended last year’s job fair from 21 different Indiana counties. Employers who are looking to hire who would like to exhibit at the job fair are invited to call the Noblesville Economic Development Department at 776-6345 for additional information.  » Home sales increased – According to a report released last week by the Indiana Association of Realtors, statewide, when comparing August 2011 to August 2010: The number of closed sales increased 27 percent to 5,967, which is 398 more sales than in July 2011; the median sale price of homes increased 1.7 percent to $117,000; and the number of pending sales increased 12 percent to 5,515, which is 332 more anticipated sales than in July 2011. » Tax cheats come clean – About 12,000 tax cheats have come clean under a program that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disclosed assets they were hiding overseas, the Internal Revenue

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Service announced last week. Those people have so far paid $500 million in back taxes and interest. The voluntary disclosure program, which ran from February to last week, is part of a larger effort by the IRS to crack down on tax dodgers who hide assets in overseas accounts. -Associated Press » Poker site Ponzi scheme? – Federal prosecutors last week accused executives at the online site Full Tilt Poker of operating a Ponzi scheme. According to the complaint from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Full Tilt Poker and its board “defrauded players by misrepresenting that their funds on deposit in online gambling accounts were safe” and available for withdrawal at any time.” “In reality, Full Tilt Poker did not maintain funds sufficient to repay all players,” the complaint read. -www.money.cnn.com » Entrepreneurship myth? – You may have heard that anywhere from half to 90 percent of small businesses fail in the first year, but that isn’t supported by research. When a small business employs at least one person besides the owner, 70 percent survive at least two years, half are still around five years later and a quarter stay in business 15 years or more, according to the Small Business Administration. -www.msn.com

The affordability and necessity of renter’s insurance INSURANCE By Ryan Samuelson Question from Matt P. from Fishers: After a long summer, I found a job. I will be moving out of my parents’ house, and they are bugging me about getting a renter’s insurance policy. Is this something I really need? Response from Ryan Samuelson: Congratulations on the new job! Now it’s time to protect your paycheck with a renter’s insurance policy. People like to make a lot of excuses for neglecting to purchase a policy. Excuses range from the policies’ affordability to lack of items to insure, and the assumption nothing bad will happen. The liability protection is a big enough reason to buy, but let’s break it down. The first thing you need to know is renter’s insurance is affordable. A typical policy can cost less than $200 per year, which is less than $4 per week. You are also in for a nice bonus if you already have car insurance. Many insurance carriers will give you a multi-policy discount if you package your auto and renter policies together with the same company.  The second thing you need to know is your stuff is more valuable than you realize. How much would it cost you to start over if you had a total loss? Apartments burn down and get robbed just like houses. Starting over is easier

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when your independent insurance agent drops off a check to replace all of your stuff. The last thing you need to know is probably the most important. A renter’s policy protects your financial assets by providing liability coverage. Liability insurance covers injury caused to others and damage to your property. There are many ways to trigger a liability claim. Here are some examples. Claim Scenario A: You decide to play in a recreational softball league. You hit a pitch back, and put him in the hospital. The pitcher sues you, but your renter’s policy steps in to defend you and settle the suit. Claim Scenario B: You have some friends over for dinner.Your floor is wet and a friend slips and falls, requiring medical treatment. Your renter’s policy steps in to pay for the treatment. The risk of going without this simple insurance coverage is not worth the couple of dollars a week you save by not having it. Call your independent insurance agent today, and make sure you’re covered! Ryan Samuelson is with Shepherd Insurance & Finanacial Services. Have an insurance question you need answered? Send it to asktheadvisor@ shepherdins.com.

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How to be the best business in the biz COMMENTARY By David Cain Think of a business you frequent as a customer. What draws you to it? What makes them special? Is it a person there? Is it the service, the follow-up, or their process of working with you? Do they have a clever theme? Chances are some things stand out. Two qualities I like in a business pop in my head, and it’s not the names of the companies. It’s what the businesses do. One sends me a thank you note every time I buy from them, they ship fast and free, and they follow up to make sure I’m satisfied. The second business is a service business. I work with a guy there who is super smart, and I know he appreciates my business because he tells me. He calls me when he has ideas that could help me and sometimes they aren’t even things I could buy from him. He treats me like a friend and I feel like he’s looking out for me. It is the most compelling reasons for keeping my business. Whatever your business, there are other people in the same business. Every business has competitors, and the marketplace has alternatives. It might not be exactly the same, but comparable alternatives exist for every product and service. If you don’t have a part of your business,

or a value proposition standing out from the alternatives, you will be forever compared on price. You will fade into the background, and have to lower your prices to make sales. Differentiation can seem like a daunting task, but it is a fundamental part of building a sustainable business. I don’t shop around on my two favorite businesses because I know they will treat me fairly. I feel like they are valuable to me. Whether you sell candles, clothing or consulting you must stand out. Technology has changed businesses, but it has opened new opportunities too. It offers opportunities to provide a special service, and add value to your customers’ lives. Business owners must be relevant to their customers, and authentically help them. If you don’t add value and you aren’t authentic, you’ll lose relevance. You will find you are trying to win over your audience with gifts and giveaways. The fact is when your business adds value, people start caring less about the price. David Cain works at MediaSauce, a digital media and online marketing company in Carmel. David welcomes your questions or comments at David.Cain@MediaSauce. com.

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decrease from August 2010. LOCAL REAL ESTATE As home sellers seek to market their homes By Jim Litten Central Indiana real estate sales numbers for as quickly as possible, here are some tips to keep in mind: August show continued, albeit slow, market • First, make a good impression. Make sure correction, as cautiously optimistic Hoosiers your lawn, driveways, are buying homes in walkways, etc. are well greater numbers. In the nine-county central maintained. In Westfield, • Make the closets pended home sales for Indiana region tracked look as large as posthe month of August by Tucker, nearly 1,900 sible. For some buyers, a were up 2.2 percent from the same time homes pended in August, small closet can be a deal – remove or pack last year and invenan overall increase in pended breaker items that can be stored tory was down 21.7 elsewhere. percent, according sales of 7.4 percent over • Eliminate clutter to F.C. Tucker ComAugust 2010. throughout the house. pany’s most recent A licensed real estate housing report. agent can walk you through the entire process In the nine-county central Indiana region tracked by Tucker, nearly 1,900 homes pended from looking for homes to closing on the home of your dreams. in August, an overall increase in pended sales of 7.4 percent over August 2010. The largest increases in pended home sales in August were Jim Litten is the president of F.C. seen in Hancock and Shelby counties with Tucker. Comment on this article 33.3 and 32.3 percent increases over August by sending an email to editorial@ 2010, respectively. Only Morgan County saw youarecurrent.com. a decrease in pended home sales, a 4.2 percent

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General Motors (GM) – Investors may not yet trust GM’s reinvention, but the sales and profits are already there. For the full year, analysts currently project sales growth in excess of 10 percent for total sales of nearly $150 billion. They expect earnings of $4.40 per share, which would represent growth of 52 percent from last year’s $2.89 per share. At the current share price, the stock trades at a rock-bottom P/E of about 5. With a stable economy, earnings could reach $6 per share or higher within three years. Petrobras (PBR) – Petrobras boasts 12.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent in reserves but it will require at least $224 billion in spending to build the rigs and drilling wells to extract. This as-

tounding level of capital expenditure is nothing new to Petrobras. In the past decade, sales have risen from $24.5 billion to $120 billion, an average annual growth rate of 17 percent. Earnings growth has been even more impressive, rising 23 percent annually, from $0.80 to $3.88 per share. For the coming year, analysts expect earnings of about $4.60 per share. At the current share price, the forward P/E is a ridiculously low 6.7. MetLife (MET) – Overseas exposure, especially in Asia, greatly boosts MetLife’s growth prospects. Analysts project full year total sales growth of 24 percent, to $66 billion. They expect earnings of $5.20 per share, or 73 percent above the $3 it reported in 2010. Management also has a goal to boost return on equity to 15 percent within five years. This works out to about $6.63, based off current book value (or equity) of $44 per share. Once again, the stock has the potential to double as earnings grow and the P/E expands back closer to 10, which is MetLife’s average multiple during the past decade.   -www.RationalAnalyst.com

Employers sought for Hamilton County Job Fair Current in Westfield The second Hamilton County Job Fair hosted by Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear is still accepting applications from employers who would like to participate. Approximately two-thirds of the available exhibit space is already booked, but additional employers will be added until Friday or until the space is sold out, whichever comes first. The Job Fair will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Hamilton County 4-H Exhibition Center, 2003 E. Pleasant St. in Noblesville. In order to participate in the Job Fair, employers must be ready to hire permanent and/or seasonal positions. Also, an employer does not need to be located within Hamilton County in order to participate. “Although the unemployment rate in Hamilton County has declined during the past year, there are still many hardworking Hoosiers who are looking

for employment,” said Ditslear. “One comment we heard from employers who participated last year was they were impressed by the quality and experience of the job seekers who attended last year’s job fair. We encourage employers who have available jobs to sign up for booth space this year.” Partners for the 2011 Hamilton County Job Fair include the Noblesville Economic Development Department; the Hamilton County Commissioners; Indiana Region 5 Workforce Board; WorkOne; Riverview Hospital; the Hamilton County Alliance; all of the Chambers of Commerce in Hamilton County, the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Gordon Flesch Company. For questions about the Job Fair or to register to participate, contact the Noblesville Economic Development Department at 776-6345 or visit www.ChooseNoblesville.com.

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Mums the word in a garden COMMENTARY By Mark Skipper I love fall! The colors arriving at our Garden Center have created a dramatic effect after the summer’s drought. When fall arrives, it’s hard not to regret the passing of all the summer blooms we love so much: pompon dahlias, Shasta daisies, African daisies, little zinnias, asters, coreopsis, and calendulas. But take heart, for the fall garden offers all these flower shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum. Hundreds of hardy cultivars provide an array of colors and bloom shapes, making mums the divas of the autumn garden. The blooms last for weeks, not days, and the sheer number of flowers per plant will convince anyone this flower really likes to show off. Because of their tight, mounded habit and stunning bloom cover, garden mums are perfect for mass plantings. To get the maximum effect from far away, stick to only one or two colors. Another possibility is to arrange a gradual transition of related colors. Look around your yard to see what colors would best complement the existing landscape. If you decorate for fall with

pumpkins and gourds, choose orange, bronze, yellow and creamy white mums. If you have a lot of evergreen plants that provide a backdrop of varying shades of green foliage, try bright pinks, lavenders, pure whites, or reds. With such bold colors, a large grouping of mums can excite even the most drab of fall landscapes. Garden mums also make great container plants. They’re just right for popping into a clay pot, lining up in a row in a window box, or placing in the center of a mixed container with trailing foliage plants all around. Many landscape plants can provide a backdrop for groupings of mums. For texture, choose ornamental grasses or the neon purple berries of the beautyberry shrub (Callicarpa). You also can pair mums with smoke tree (Cotinus), variegated sedum, the deciduous dwarf Fothergilla gardenii, or almost any conifer. Mark Skipper is the president of Mustard Seed Landscapes & Garden Center and Weddings at the Metsker Plantation in Noblesville. Contact him at mark@ mustardseedlandscapes.com.

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Overcoming kitchen shortcomings COMMENTARY By David Decker Last year, our client Brenda vowed it would be her last holiday season spent fighting the shortcomings of a 20-year-old kitchen. Since her family is raised and has moved away, holidays have become a special event for the kids, family and friends when they arrive for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She wanted the meal preparation to be equally happy. “We all learn to work in and around the inconveniences often built into our older kitchens, but it doesn’t mean we necessarily learn to like them,” said Joe Evans, a staff member who planned Brenda’s custom kitchen improvement. Many Hamilton County homes were built in 1980s and 1990s eras. Brenda and her family moved into the house six years ago, and dealt with existing inconveniences… An oven built into the island, exactly opposite the dishwasher so the doors banged into each other, the microwave sat on a counter, and the appliances (some original) all pre-dated Brenda’s family’s arrival. Nearly half the pantry’s storage space was wasted because the shelves were in the back, and

items stored on the pantry floor were in the way. A built-in desk by the kitchen telephone was a handy idea in 1980, but any chair would block the walk-thru corridor. The desktop was too small, and a junk collector. Recessed ceiling lights left the island dark and casted shadows on the counters. Removing the desktop, and installing modern pantry shelving led to more storage and more cabinets. The desktop’s removal allowed the oven and microwave to be moved into a wall unit. Undercabinet lighting and pendant lights over the island brightened the room to solve the shadow problem. The kitchen improved even more after installing all-new cabinets and fixtures, exceptional quality appliances, and granite counters. Brenda has a whole new kitchen and a happy attitude toward cooking for the holidays.

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It’s all in how you frame it COMMENTARY By Vicky Earley I just got off the phone with our art broker, and the frame we had selected for a number of our oil paintings arrived damaged. He would like my authorization to substitute. Not on your life, buddy. Bottom line, a great frame can turn a grocery store receipt into a fabulous piece of art. The wrong frame can turn a Picasso into something ready for a ride to Goodwill. The starting point for framing is the type of art. Water colors, prints, posters and diplomas are typically framed with mat board and glass. Sentimentally-valuable pieces or monetarily-valuable pieces should be framed with materials providing acid and protection against ultraviolet rays. An ornate, somewhat formal feeling frame works best with traditional art depicting the 17 and 18th century styles, as well as Victorian and English country. A frame with cleaner lines would work well with most other forms of art, including modern and abstract. Be careful not to allow the frame overwhelm the art. This can happen when a heavy frame is placed around a delicate piece of art. In all cases, consider the size of the frame,

and how it works relative to the art. I wish for a hard-and-fast rule I could share, but usually it is best to rely on the eye of the professional framer who has touched thousands of pieces of art. Professionals know what works and what does not. Use the same or similar frames and mats to unite a grouping. Photographs or black and white drawings blend nicely when they are edged with the same frame. In general, frames of a similar style and feel provide a harmonious look to a space. If you are a courageous decorator, mix it up with your framing. A good result can be one of those looks you see photographed for a design magazine. A design provoking you to stop, ponder and think about why it looks so great. One of my favorite methods of framing is no frame at all. It is a canvas stretching over a deep canvas so no wood or staples are showing. Typically the sides are part of the art. This method of canvas mounting is perfect for contemporary and modern abstract art.

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‘Meating’ new project demands HUMOR BY Dick Wolfsie I’m okay with artificial flowers. I don’t mind artificial turf. Who can argue with artificial intelligence? Honestly, some of my friends are kind of artificial so it would be wrong for me to object to anything with such a label. However, this headline did catch my attention: ARTIFICIAL MEAT IS SIX MONTHS AWAY. I almost choked on my reduced-fat Hebrew National hot dog. This announcement comes from research at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. By the way, Holland is an odd place for this kind of research. The Dutch make their shoes out of wood when they could have chosen leather. Is this who we want developing a tasty substitute for meat? The article reports scientists are growing synthetic sausages from “pig cells fed by horse serum,” and what a catchy phrase that will make on the package. It has a better ring to it than Johnsonville Fakes. This is obviously not an option for vegans or vegetarians. It’s for people who enjoy meat, but prefer their meals to spend its entire life in a test tube, not chewing its cud and emitting greenhouse gasses. I have been informed these gasses come mostly from the cows burping. Somehow, I thought you’d be relieved to hear this. Savvy marketers are gearing up for a media blitz to embarrass real carnivores into trying

what they plan to call a Vitro Burger. The ad agency has already started spreading rumors the most popular McDonald’s menu choice has dead cow in it. This approach was persuasive in focus groups, especially with people who still question the President’s birth certificate and the moon landing. Creating this first artificial burger will cost about $350,000, but that does include a soft drink and a small order of fries. Apparently, the color of the “meat” is kind of a pasty white due to the lack of blood. The result is the product doesn’t look very appetizing. I could see where that might hinder sales. I totally lose my appetite when my food doesn’t look bloody. The corporate chefs promoting this new creation are suggesting the faux burger be served on a gluten-free, low-carb, no-sodium bun. Is there any actual food in this sandwich? I’ll eat anything, but it does have to be something. If my friends want to go to a restaurant offering bogus beef, I’ll simply refuse to eat that artificial stuff.  I’ll just have a Diet Coke, thank you.

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Serving up an insult to the great American hamburger HUMOR By Mike Redmond Let us pause to consider the latest attack on the American diet, the new Mac ‘N Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt at Denny’s. Excuse me. I got a little nauseous just typing the name. The Mac ‘N Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt is not exactly sitting light in my stomach, and I haven’t even eaten one. What we have here is a full-blown, threepronged assault on the waistline, the cardiovascular system and common sense. It’s a hamburger patty topped with macaroni and cheese, melted cheddar, “Frisco” sauce (whatever that is, and I don’t think I want to know), served on grilled potato bread. It weighs in at a mere 1,690 calories. I refuse to accept this, as some have suggested, as a metaphor for American culture – bloated, greasy and really, really bad for you. It’s an exceedingly bad idea for a sandwich and another insult to the hamburger, which can be glorious when prepared properly, excluding most restaurants. I am a true fan of the good hamburger, and was pleased to see a recent poll of Americans agreed with my assessment of Five Guys burger as about the best you can get from a chain restaurant. I like Five Guys because it’s a straightforward burger – not fancy, just really tasty.

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Perhaps this is why they don’t feel the need to shovel a load of macaroni and cheese in between the meat and the bun. Most of the time the best hamburger, in my opinion, is the one you cook at home on a grill. Of course, you have to go about it properly – no mystery meat, for one thing. I’ve had some homemade hamburgers I am fairly certain were not 100 percent beef. In fact, I’m not convinced they were ANY percent beef. My best guess would be walrus. I have also had an extremely expensive hamburger made from Kobe beef, the high-end stuff. But, it was just a ridiculously high- priced burger. If you have a good fire, quality meat, fresh buns and condiments the backyard cookout hamburger can be one of the best meals ever. Anyway, the point is, a macaroni and cheese melt is not only dumb. Even if it is only a gimmick, it is also an affront to the whole notion of simple, plain, wholesome and delicious food such as really good hamburgers, and to the people who care about them. Even those of long sleeves and evil temperament.

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33. Restaurant at 231 S. College Ave. (2 wds.) 34. Tilts to one side 37. Runs an IndyCar in neutral 38. Pekoe unit (2 wds.) 42. In a vertical position 45. Sur La Table gadgets 46. List abbr. 48. Removes from power 49. Zapped in the microwave

L6493

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6 NFL Teams

5 Indiana Trees

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2011 Cadillac DTS

2008 VOLVO S80

Like New................................39,988

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2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA

2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

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LIMITED......................................$21,988

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Current in Westfield

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A less stressful and economical alternative to boarding with loving care for your pets in the comfort of your home. Experience in Exotics. Insured/Bonded Member of Pet Sitters Associates LLC happypetsitter@gmail.com 317-645-6043 References available

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PLUMBING BY GRANT

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Aerate this fall!

Call today for a free estimate at 317-523-4309 Visit www.yaerate.com for further information

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Answers to HOOSIER HODGEPODGE: Teams: BEARS, BROWNS, COLTS, JETS, LIONS, RAMS; Trees: ELM, MAPLE, OAK, SYCAMORE, TULIP; States: ARIZONA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, UTAH; Stores: BASSETT, JOHN KIRK, KITTLE’S; Words: DEUX, DOS; Dealer: TOM WOOD

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Full-Time Infant and Toddler Openings; 844-7207 Woodgate Area, Carmel CPR certified; 1st Aid; 32 Years Experienced; Warm and Balanced Meals; Planned activities, TLC

REAL ESTATE

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Fully Equipped Grooming Van For information of to make an appointment call: 317-202-1005

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DISTRESS SALE

Bank Foreclosures Hamilton Co. Free list of Foreclosure Properties. Receive a FREE daily list by e-mail; www.hamiltoncoforeclosures.com

Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds Hosted by Noblesville Mayor John Distlear

Call 317-776-6345 or visit ChooseNoblesville.com

SALES REPRESENTATIVE OBERWEIS DAIRY

Hiring door to door sales reps Guaranteed minimum of $800.00 Biweekly while in training Great Opportunity Excellent income Health ins., 401k, dental, vision, Life & disability offered Call  317-702-4001 Or  Send resume to: lyle. kirtz@oberweis.com

Saturday, Oct 1st from 8 - 2 in West Clay of Carmel.  Features 8 garages of furniture from model apartments; paintings, pillows, linens, china.  Proceeds to preschool reading program of Carmel Clay Library. Go West on Glebe Street from Towne Rd.

Carmeltown Neighborhood Garage Sale

Saturday, October 1st 8am-4pm 509 1st Avenue Southeast Carmel IN 46032

Current in Westfield

Residential cleaning company needs an experienced housecleaner for the Carmel - Westfield area. Must have at least 2 yrs experience, reliable transportation, solid references, and clean criminal history check. We offer hourly pay, pay for drives and flexible hours. Please email resume or experience. Sheryl@thepersonalconcierge.net

BARTHULY IRRIGATION, INC.

Now hiring AP/AR/Customer Service Rep. Quick Books and AP/AR experience required. Contact Cynthia at 873-3700 ext. 2667 or send resume to cynthia@ barthulyirrigation.com

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Housekeeping Servers/Bartenders Apply in Person! 11925 N. Meridian Street Carmel, 46032

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energetic part-time associates to work in fun and exciting new frozen yogurt store in Carmel. Please contact randy@yogurtz.net to apply!

MAKE MONEY WORKING AT HOME

Contract sewing work, Sewing letters on uniforms and constructing garments. Make money at home with your sewing machine: call Beth Simpson at Logo USA 867-8518

FOR rent HOME FOR RENT

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FOR SALE For Sale

sofa/loveseat, coffee table, queen mattress/ boxspring Ask $650, 70, 400 OBO 1 year old, Must sell asap 146th & 37 N For pics & info:davews83@yahoo.com 574-329-1396

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You’ve created a miracle. A miracle that deserves unmatched maternity care. Our partnership with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health means greater comfort and world-class neonatal care. Enjoy the journey to motherhood with the superior care of IU Health North Hospital and Indiana’s top children’s hospital. Our local partnership with Riley at IU Health means you’ll have immediate access to the very best pediatric specialists in the state. And our spacious, state-of-the-art maternity suites make for the most private and comfortable delivery possible. To arrange your on-site tour, call our childbirth educator at 317.688.2465.

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