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Lagro and Lincolnville Fire Departments set to merge services by Brent Swan In a prepared statement released recently, the Lagro Township Trustee, Andy DeLong, announced upcoming changes in fire protection and Emergency Medical Services protection within the township. According to the release, the Lagro Township Advisory Board, comprised of members, Terry Bassett, Ralph Ranck, and Max Chamberlain, and the township trustee announced the reorganization of the Lincolnville and Lagro Volunteer Fire Departments. The reorganization is based upon their continuing efforts to improve the emergency services, provided to the residents of Lagro Township. Lagro Township is one of the largest townships by geographic area in the entire State of Indiana. The membership of the Lincolnville Fire Department has decreased recently, and some of the more active volunteers live outside of the Lincolnville area. As a result of these and other factors, a consolidation of the

departments is recommended. Lagro Fire Department and Lincolnville Fire Departments will be consolidated under the current leadership of the Lagro Department. All of the existing members of both departments will have the option to continue as volunteers. All reporting requirements, run statistics, fundraisers and department funding will remain separate, but may be reviewed at a later time. The unified department will operate in a similar manner as Noble North and Noble South Volunteer Fire Departments currently operate. The goal is to provide more efficient and more professional emergency service coverage for Lagro Township. Scott Siders will continue to serve as the chief of the combined departments. Training, equipment maintenance, and response to emergency calls will continue, without any interruption. The procedure for Lagro Township residents to request emergency services remains

THE LAGRO AND LINCOLNVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS recently announced they are merging services in an effort to better serve residents of the southern portion of Lagro Township. Services will remain largely the same, but emergency calls in Lincolnville’s primary response area will result in the dispatch of both departments until further notice. (photos by Brent Swan)

unchanged. “We made these changes in an effort to offer taxpayers the best and most affordable protective services we can offer,” advisory board member Ralph Ranck said. “We want people to know when they call 911, that they are going to get a quick and professional response, just as they always have.” One of the contributing factors to the decision was the number of volunteers on Lincolnville’s department. “After talking about it for several months,

we decided we need ed to make this change until we got the situation taken care of,” Ranck explained. “The number of active firefighters on the department kept going down, so we had to do something.” After much deliberation, the board and the trustee agreed a merger was in the best interest of southern Lagro Township residents. “This decision reaches a much larger area than only the town of Lincolnville,” Ranck said. “There are a lot of farms and other areas that need-

ed an improved response, so we felt this option was the best available at this time.” Although the change has been officially enacted at this time, Ranck said the merger is not necessarily a permanent solution. “We told the guys that stayed on at Lincolnville, if they can come to us with a viable long-term plan and they are able to get their numbers back up, then we will revisit the situation then,” Ranck said. Although the

departments will merge, Ranck said the departments will continue to be funded separately. “At this time, we are in negotiations to i m p r o v e Lincolnville’s tanker situation,” Ranck explained. “With the newer fire station and some equipment improvements, we’d like to start seeing those numbers get back to where they should be.” The consolidation was announced at a recent meeting of the volunteer departments, by the board and the trustee. The

consolidation is effective immediately. Residents in the northern portion of the township will not notice any changes to their services. In the near future, Ranck said he hopes to hold a public meeting to allow those affected by the change. The Paper will publish the details as they become available. Phone calls to the Lagro Township Trustee’s office requesting comment went unreturned as of press time.

Mental Health America of Wabash County under new leadership by Brent Swan On January 1st of this year, Mental Health America of Wabash County (MHA) welcomed Jill Stout as the new executive director. Stout replaced Mary Ann Mast, who had been associated with MHA for nearly 50 years, including the past 25 years as executive director. “Mary Ann is great,” Stout said. “She has been instrumental in forming where MHA of Wabash County is today. I have been for-

tunate enough that she has helped in the transition. After spending the first part of this year in the job, you start to realize what all she was responsible for and how much she helped MHA of Wabash County get to where it is today.” After spending time in the office as executive director, Stout said she has been surprised by how many groups Mast had been involved with. “I never realized how many meetings Mary Ann attended,”

Stout said. “That’s been a real eye opener, in a good way, as it shows how involved our organization is in the community.” As part of its involvement, MHA of Wabash County attends various local health fairs and events, including recent activities at Manchester College and Southwood High School, as well as larger events such as the Wabash County 4H Fair. “Attending those events are good ways for us to disseminate

information about the issues, and connect with people one on one so they feel comfortable about any issues they might have,” Stout said. “We don’t just deal with mental illness, we also deal with mental wellness, to not only those directly impacted but the families and caregivers of those that are.” Funded entirely by donations and grants, the non-profit organization leans heavily on the Wabash County United Fund. (continued on page 7)

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JILL STOUT (left) officially became the executive director of Mental Health America of Wabash County effective Jan. 1. Stout received the position from outgoing director, Mary Ann Mast, (right), who had served MHA in some capacity for nearly 50 years. (photo by Brent Swan)

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Wabash Cannonball to hold Public Youth Open Ride to promote youth safety May 19 by Karlee Marshall If you’re driving down Dora Road you may be lucky enough to see the sight of youth and adults riding dirt bikes and quads at Wabash C a n n o n b a l l Motorcycle Club. According to club historian Phil Penn this racetrack has been in operation since 1937 when it started out as a flat track and professional TT racing track. Among its founders was Wabash’s own Waldo Brandt. Wabash Cannonball is the Nation’s oldest track in the American

M o t o r c y c l e Association (AMA). They now host races and open rides for community members during the summer and fall months. Starting brand new this year, Cannonball is hosting a Free Public Youth Open Ride on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a ride open to any individual between the ages of four and 16. The purpose of this ride is to promote safety and proper safety gear usage while operating off-road motorized vehicles. “Its really about the kids,” says Brad Lee,

a member of Wabash Cannonball. The whole premise of the club is to promote the sport of motorcycle riding, and along with that comes safety.” Youth and adults who are interested in this ride are encouraged to bring their dirt bike or 4-wheeler and any safety gear they may have. There will be experienced adults there to assist youth in learning how to operate the vehicle safely, all while wearing the necessary safety equipment. Lee states “If we can influence one kid, even just one, to never

and used safety equipment. On the day of the ride, there will be different stations set up for kids to split into groups. Club Members will guide the youth through various drills emphasizing correct riding techniques. A lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs as well as a drink will be provided free of charge. To find out about more events at Wabash Cannonball, visit their website at www.wabashcannonballmc.com or find them on Facebook.

get on a motorized vehicle without wearing a helmet and the proper safety equipment, and it keeps them from getting hurt then we’ve accomplished our mission.” Jay Wagner, an instructor at the School of Braaap, will be on-site to talk with the kids about proper operation and how important it is to always wear proper safety equipment while on their offroad vehicle. At the ride, there will be door prizes, donated by many local shops, including safety gear

awareness to the great culinary experiences available throughout the county.” Editorials about Wabash County dining are featured on the IFA website which is www.indianafoodways.com. Currently, Mr. Dave’s Restaurant, the Main View Inn, KenapocoMocha, Hawkins Family Farm, Twenty, Market Street Grill and Eugenia’s Restaurant are among the first to gain attention via the Indiana Foodways Alliance. Qualifying restaurants must meet certain criteria and pass an onsite assessment, which includes a food tasting with an Indiana Foodways Alliance representative. “By realizing that nearly 100 percent of tourists dine out when traveling, and that dining is consistently one of the top three favorite tourist activities, we have the opportunity to tap into the culinary tourism market by partnering with Indiana Foodways Alliance,” stated Flohr. “There is a high correlation between tourists who are interested in wine/cuisine and those interested in museums, shows, shopping, music, film festivals and outdoor recreation. Unlike other travel activities and attractions, cuisine is available year-

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P a t h f i n d e r Services, Inc. presented service awards to their Wabash employees during a breakfast on April 12 at the Pathfinder Services North Campus in H u n t i n g t o n . Pathfinder Services President John Niederman recognized employees for their years of service to the organization. Tracy Estep, community support team leader, and Connie Noirot, residential night assistant, both were recognized for 20 years of service to the organization. Pam Jones, community

support specialist, was recognized for 10 years of service. P a t h f i n d e r Services, Inc. would like to personally thank all of their employees for their years of service. Without the help of the people listed above, the organization would not be what it is today. For more information about Pathfinder Services, Inc. please visit www.pathfinderservices.org.

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responded with some magical memories from their lives. Serena Thrush and Vickie Thrush gave Mother/daughter readings. A magician James Snapp entertained with a fun program, some youthful assistants were: Brenna Weissert, Sydney Day and Addison Unger. Deanna Unger led more singing followed

by food and fellowship. Ruth Dyson registered those attending. The next meeting will be June 6 at 7p.m. Members are to read Proverbs to discuss at this meeting. Patty Cooper will present the lesson and roll call response will be a verse from John. Attending the meeting were 11 members and 47 guests.

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Patricia and Jimmie Vanlandingham of Wabash announce the marriage of their son, Dereck Vanlandingham, to Kimberly Soulides, daughter of Judi and James Soulides of Westchester, Ill. The couple married on Jan. 21 at Spiaggia Restaurant, Chicago, Ill., with Hon. Edward R. Jordan officiating. The couple took their wedding trip to Mammoth Lakes, Calif., following the wedding. Kimberly works in the office at Petterino’s Restaurant. Dereck is a manager for Accenture. The couple current resides in Chicago, Ill.

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Mental Health America of Wabash County... continued from front page “Without the United Fund, we literally could not exist,” Stout said. “We apply for and get grants for different programs, but we cannot thank the United Fund enough. We also have a great group of individual donors that help us out and we need to thank them as well.”

The MHA of Wabash County offers a variety of programs and services to those suffering from, or people who are around those that are experiencing any form of mental health issue. Programs they offer include, support groups such as Living In Balance, as

well as offering referrals to mental health professionals. In an effort to increase the reach of the organization, Stout said MHA of Wabash County is currently redeveloping its website with the hopes of it becoming fully functional by mid to late June.

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for the benefit of the youth and those involved. “My goal is to continue the advocacy and education of our program, and I hope to be able to look back and say that I was a good advocate,” Stout said. “Mary Ann was phenomenal in getting myself started in

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Ending a nationwide search, Manchester College is turning to Executive Vice President Dave McFadden as its new dean for the School of Pharmacy. McFadden, who was influential in establishment of the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program in Fort Wayne, has served as interim dean for five months. Founding Dean Phil Medon resigned in November for health reasons. “Dave was at the forefront in our thinking and planning for the Pharmacy School and has immersed

himself in learning about pharmacy for the past five years,” said President Jo Young Switzer in announcing the appointment, effective May 4. “He worked with the core team that developed the successful $35 million grant proposal for the School of Pharmacy to Lilly Endowment Inc.” Pharmacy classes begin Aug. 13 on the new Manchester campus in north Fort Wayne. Working from a national pool of 470 a p p l i c a n t s , Manchester is within a week of filling its first class of 70 stu-

dents for the four-year program. McFadden has more than 20 years of higher education leadership experience. At Manchester, he has led enrollment, strategic planning and marketing initiatives, as well as the name change to University scheduled for July 1. He has served as interim dean of academic affairs and assistant professor of political science. The 1982 graduate of Manchester College holds a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School. A search committee

reviewed a strong pool of applicants and brought two finalists to the campuses. Afterward, both the committee and Manchester’s national pharmacy consultant recommended McFadden assume the position. McFadden will continue as executive vice president, retaining an office on the North Manchester campus but spending the majority of his time in Fort Wayne. For more about the Manchester School of Pharmacy, visit www.manchester.edu /pharmacy.

Foster Teen Horizons Christian parenting Outreach announces its meeting Friday Night Lights program to be held May 22 A Foster Parenting Orientation Meeting will be held May 22 at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for individuals in Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami and Wabash counties who are interested in becoming foster parents. Please call Amy Rowbury at 765-4736611 for more information and/or to register for this event.

Teen Horizons Christian Outreach, (THCO) a local nonprofit program, is gearing up to make a change in the youth of our community by hosting Friday Night Lights at the firehouse. Every Friday night beginning May 25, THCO will invade “The Firehouse” and provide free entertainment and food to area teens. Teen Horizons is pulling in mentors from the area to help

at the events and to be present to listen and talk with the area teens. Teen Horizons also has live shows scheduled each month from Christian artists such as Follower, Made Alive, 77 Times, A Life Set Apart, and many more. Teen Horizons needs your help to impact our teen’s lives. They cannot do it on their own and are in need of partners to help offset the cost of the live enter-

tainment, food and paper expenses associated with running this program. It is estimated to cost roughly $1500 a month to run the program which includes 1 live event. Each live event is estimated to cost around $500. Teen Horizons would love to have more than just the four live events already scheduled and and with the right partnerships we can make this is a reality.

Contestants sought for Wabash County Festivals Scholarship Pageant Contestants are being sought for the 22nd Wabash County Festivals Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will be held on July 6 in the Ford Theater. Any Wabash County young woman, age 17 to 21, who plans to further her education is eligible. Any young lady, 17 years old to those already attending college and not yet 22, are encouraged to enter. All college age girls need to be enrolled in college for the 2012-2013 school year. The complete list of rules is attached to the application. We hope to

award approximately $4,000 in scholarships. Contestants will participate in a get acquainted fun night, a fundraising project, rehearsal and the pageant. The queen and her court will represent Wabash County at various festivals and events. They will also appear in several parades. In November, the queen will compete in the Indiana State Festival Scholarship Pageant. This year, the state pageant will be held in Indianapolis. There, the queen will have opportunity to win additional scholar-

ship money. Applications for the pageant are available from pageant codirectors, Beth Winer at 260-563-0711 or Bev Vanderpool at 260-5634964. They are also available at the local Wabash County High Schools. Anyone wishing to donate toward scholarships may do so by sending a check to Wabash County Scholarship Pageant, 1120 S Riverwood Dr., Wabash, IN 46992. Please mark your check “Scholarship Pageant”. Pageant entry deadline is June 2.


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A NEW BUSINESS LETTERHEAD? Coyne thanks anonymous donor NEED THE PAPER Dear editor, I’d like to take this time and space to express my sincere thanks to the anonymous donor who generously gave $10,000 to be used for our Holiday Food Basket Projects and other benevolence through Lighthouse Mission. That gift came as such an encouragement to us! Used with other generous donations, we were able to provide 650 families in Wabash County with

an Easter Food Basket. This project has grown to great proportions over the years using hundreds of volunteers of all ages to pack and carry out groceries for those who are unable to provide for themselves. We believe this has impacted our community both for the giver and the recipient. It’s amazing the blessing and encouragement a sack of groceries can be.

Thanks again to all who participated in this labor intensive project. May God richly bless those who generously gave of their dollars and all those who came and worked. For more information, call 260-563-6979. I would love to tell you all that goes on at Lighthouse Mission and other ways you could be involved. Thanks again. Claire Coyne

Access Youth Center to host Life Recovery Project

The Access Youth Center welcomes the Life Recovery Project for May’s weekly CHOICES program. CHOICES is held the second, third and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. providing information and programming to middle/high school age youth on making

healthy decisions. Previous months have included presentations from VOICE and Hands of Hope; this month’s program will be lead by AYC staff. Life Recovery is an evidence based step program aimed at helping those with a desire to change destructive behaviors. The program is

offered at no charge and includes a Life Recovery Bible and workbook for each participant. Questions may be directed to Liz Hicks, executive director of AYC, at 260-568-2530 or aycwabash@gmail.co m. The Access Youth Center is a United Fund Agency.

Eviston thanks Ford Meter Box for food drive Dear editor, I am a recent retiree of Ford Meter Box, and am currently living in Florida. I recently received word that the Ford Meter Box Company and its employees held a canned food drive for the F.I.S.H. organization of Wabash. There are numerous members of the community, many with children, that constantly struggle to make ends meet, they desperately need help coming up with money for food, toiletries, etc. that so many of us take for granted. This is why the F.I.S.H. organization is such a blessing for so many. People know they can come to F.I.S.H. without judgment, only receiving help. The volunteers who so generously make time to help out every week often do not have a lot of food or toiletry items to work with. Because of that, the Ford Meter Box Company and all of its employees deserve a huge thank you for so generously giving to this vital organization of the Wabash community. Thank you. Tim Eviston Palmetto, Florida

Sidney High School Alumni to meet June 23 Sidney High School Alumni will meet June 23. Visitation and registration will begin at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. at Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester. Honor classes will be 1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957 and 1962. Paid reservations must be made to attend. You will receive a card to send back later.

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DAVE AND CONNIE ROGERS will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 26, 1-5 p.m., with an open house at their home, 13499 E. SR 114, Akron. The couple asks that attendees omit gifts. Those who need directions to the house may contact the family. The couple was married on March 25, 1962, at The Little Chapel of the Flowers, Berkeley, Calif. The couple has four children, Tina (Kevin) Mellott, Pamela Rogers, Michelle (John) Demarco and Jason (Laura) Rogers; and 10 grandchildren. (photo provided)

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Laketon Legion Auxiliary holds April meeting

The Laketon American Legion Auxiliary carried out the April Children and Youth program through one of their members, Sharon Meredith, teacher of Area Five Head Start program in Wabash. This is a ‘free program’ to qualifying families for children reaching age three by Aug. 1. Head Start with certified staff offers individual teaching; nutritional meals; hearing, visual and speech screenings;

health and social services; and services for children with special needs. Mrs. Meredith stated she currently has 17 children ages three, four, and five for five hours a day, four days a week. She shared some of the projects, one of which included the making and baking of a gingerbread boy that ran away. The children’s “work” was put together in a “book form” and thanks to Heckman bindery in North Manchester, it is

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Sarah Lare and Gail Phipps wed Sept. 10, 2011

The wedding ceremony that united Sarah Ann Lare and Gail Joseph Phipps was held Sept. 10, 2011, at Jalapa Chapel with Pastor Jeff Schafer officiating. The bride was given in marriage by her b r o t h e r - i n - l a w, Lonnie Brewer. Traci Scott, friend of the bride, was the maid of honor. Brian Finney, friend of the couple, was the best man. Makayla Phipps, daughter of the groom, was the flower girl. Ushers were Mark Stuber, cousin of the groom, and John Colvin, friend of the couple. Luke Colvin, friend of the couple, played

piano. Matthew Stuber, cousin of the groom, laid the aisle runner. Anna Mae Brewer, niece of the bride, passed out bubbles. Emily Gill, cousin of the groom, attended the guestbook register. Amanda Stuber, cousin of the groom, passed out programs. A reception was held immediately following the ceremony at the LaFontaine Community Center with 125 guests in attendance. A meal was catered by the family. The couple took their wedding trip to The Sybaris at Indianapolis the week after the wedding. Sarah is a 2004

graduate of Jay County High School. She is employed as an expanded dental assistant with Dr. Charles C. McGee, DDS. She is the daughter of George Lare of Portland and the late Naomi Lare. Gail is a 1997 graduate of Oak Hill University, and he received a degree as an application specialist in 1999 from V i n c e n n e s University. He is employed as an applicator for North Central Co-op, and he is also self-employed as a farmer. He is the son of Duane and Sherry Phipps of LaFontaine. They new reside south of LaFontaine.

encouraging them to attend meetings and learn the auxiliary programs and our purpose. $14.00 was colleted by Auxiliary Emergency Fund chairman, Mary Day. Poppy chairman, Tina Evans, announced the “poppy can” entry in district had won first. Also, Poppy Days will be May 18 and 19 and volunteers are needed for several locations. A schedule will be presented at the May 1 meeting. Four boxes containing 336 cookies mailed to the troops, was reported received in good condition and enjoyed by many. Auxiliary members are asked to assist with a cookie baking day on June 6 to prepare for next cookie troop shipment. VA&R chairman, Thelma Butler, thanked the members and many others who donated items for the Homeless Vets. Items are still coming and will have a total value for the May meeting. President Chris Haecker thanked the volunteers for their contribution to the every Monday breakfast and lunch offered from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. to the public. Haecker stated that he appreciates the community support to the success of the fund raising event to enable the auxiliary to carry out it programs to the veterans, our youth and the community. She appointed nominating committee of Thelma Butler, Linda Torpy, and Shirley Price to prepare for the election of officers at the May meeting.

THE REALTORS ASSOCIATION of Central Indiana (RACI) Past President, Jean Ferenc, Kokomo, handed the gavel over to incoming RACI Board of Directors President, Christy Kisner of Wabash. The REALTORS Association of Central Indiana consists of six counties, Howard, Tipton, Grant, Wabash, Miami, and Cass with over 420 REALTORS members plus 92 Affiliate Members. (photo provided)

Melinda Wise graduates from Concordia University Melinda Wise, North Manchester, graduated from Concordia University in Portland, Ore., at its commencement ceremony on May 5. Wise received a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction. More than 600 undergraduate and graduate students made up the spring graduating class of 2012. Concordia’s student body consists of students enrolled across Oregon locations and online from around the world. C o n c o r d i a University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university located in Northeast Portland, Ore., with a mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Founded in 1905, Concordia University serves students through its College of Education, College of Health & Human Services, College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences and School

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Wabash Police Department seeks help

Wabash County Sheriff’s Department releases April statistics

The Wabash Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred during the evening hours of May 4. Two male suspects, wearing ski masks entered the home located at 430 Washington St. in Wabash. During the confrontation, the suspects shot the resident victim in the lower leg. The suspects then fled the scene in a dark colored SUV, If you have knowledge about this crime, Crime Stoppers wants

For the month of April the Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department released the following statistics; There were 118 traffic citations, as well as 201 traffic warnings issued. nine driving under the influence arrests were made, as well as one other alcohol related arrest. The total number of individuals arrested is 88, with 28 of them being felony counts and the remaining 60 being misdemeanors. Drug related

to hear from you. You could receive up to a $1000 reward if you have any information that would lead to an arrest. Crime stoppers also pays cash rewards for information on other felony crimes not featured as Crime of the Week and on the capture of fugitives. Call Wabash County Crime Stoppers at 260-5635821, or toll free at 1866-665-0556, and give us your information, not your name.

arrests being made came to a total of 42, with 16 being felony counts and 26 misdemeanors. Criminal cases that were worked during the month of April came to 57. Automobile crashes that were handled are 27. There were 44 transports from the county. 476 Civil Process Papers were served, as well as 37 Warrants. There were 23 Public Appearances, and a total of 861 calls for service.

Pair of ATV accidents land two in local hospitals Indiana conservation officers are investigating two personal injury ATV accidents, which landed the operators in local hospitals. I n d i a n a Conservation Officer John Salb reports that Mark Brubaker, 51, North Manchester, was the victim who was operating his 2006 Honda TRX 350 in a wooded area on private property. He rode off of the established trail and in his attempt to turn around found a log in his way. Brubaker nudged his front ATV tires up against the log accelerating enough to clear the machine over it. Brubaker stated that he did not see the tree stump located directly in front of his machine after clearing the log, striking the ATV’s right front tire, bringing the machine to an abrupt stop. The victim states that his upper body was

Wabash City Police Department Accidents May 8 At 1:14 p.m., a vehicle driven by Mary Smith, 82, Fairmount, struck a parked car at 909 N. Cass St., Wabash. May 7 At 6:01 p.m., vehicles driven by Lisa Marshal, 45, Wabash, and Blue Jennie, 46, Roann, collided at 1309 N. Cass St., Wabash. May 6 At 6:45 p.m., a vehicle driven by Kellie Hayslett, 35, Wabash, struck a window and another vehicle at McDonald’s. At 12:23 p.m., vehicles driven by Jacob Oneill, 35, Indianapolis, and James Wagner, 38, Logansport, collided on Cass Street near U.S. 24. May 4 At 9:39 a.m., vehicles driven by Naomi Porter, 89, Wabash, and Debra Allard, 50, Lagro, collided on Miami Street near

thrown over the handlebars with the right side of his face possibly making contact with a winch hook that was attached to the front carrying rack. The victim was not thrown from the machine. He was transported by a personal vehicle to Pleasant Township Fire Department a short dstance away and then by LifeMed Ambulance to Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Victim was not wearing a helmet. In a separate accident in Miami County, Officer Guido Tims reports that Donald Ray Jr., 21, Bunker Hill, was performing a “wheelie” in front of friends. As the front wheels of the ATV reconnected with the ground, the victim lost control of the ATV causing him to fall off of the ATV. The ATV rolled over the victim and land-

ed upright. The ATV continued on without a driver approximately 145 feet stopping after it made contact with the property owner’s house. No protective gear was worn. The victim was transported to Dukes Hospital in Peru. Other agencies that responded include the Miami Co. Sheriff ’s Dept, ISP, Dukes Memorial Hospital and Denver Fire and Rescue. Indiana conservation officers want to remind ATV operators that wearing proper protective gear especially a helmet should be worn at all times. Both victims in these accidents were not wearing protective gear which if worn may have lessened their injuries. Indiana conservation officers offer ATV safety classes around the state and encourage ATV operators to “Ride Responsibly”.

Water Street. Citations May 10 Matthew Castro, 23, Wabash, no registration plate, no financial responsibility May 7 James Ozenbaugh, 27, Wabash, no motorcycle license May 6 Derek Burton, 40, Parker City, no registration plate on trailer May 5 James Dutton, 28, Wabash, driving while suspended prior May 4 Bryan Carr, 26, Wabash, false or fictitious registration, no financial responsibility

Arrests May 7 Austin Hopkins, 23, North Manchester, domestic battery

North Manchester Police Department Citations May 8 Eric Byers, 20, North Manchester, operating while suspended Rick England, 49, North Manchester, cited for speeding and driving while suspended

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Accidents May 10 At 9:45 p.m., a vehicle driven by Emily Poston, 29, North Manchester, struck a deer on SR 114 near North Manchester. At 8:39 p.m., a vehicle driven by Matthew Morgan, 28, Wabash, was involved in an accident on CR 200 W north of Heartland Career Center. May 9 At 2:43 p.m., vehicles driven by Bryan Click, 31, Denver, and Judy Lauer, 62, North Manchester, collided on CR 650 E near CR 900 N. At 9:41 a.m., vehicles driven by Idris Krhin, 68, LaFontaine, and Charles Myers, 63, Grand Rapids, Ohio, collided on SR 13 near U.S. 24. (continued on page 13)


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Dean L. Jines, 72, Columbia City, passed away at 9:37 a.m. on Feb. 19 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. He was born on March 7, 1939, in Wabash, to Leslie T. Jines and Anna (Ridenour) Brooks. On May 10, 1958, he married Vonnie L. Boardman in Wabash; she survives Mr. Jines was raised in Wabash County where he graduated from Wabash City Schools. From 1956 until 1962, he served in the United States Marine Corps. In 1973, he and his family moved to Whitley County, moving to Auburn in 1990 and Fort Wayne in 1993. He returned to Columbia City in 1997. He worked for T&T Plumbing & Heating, Inc, LaOtto. He also worked at Scott Food Stores, Fort Wayne; Ford Meter Box, Wabash; and Flow Tech, Columbia City. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Columbia City. Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Dennis D. (Marcia) Jines of Columbia City; daughter, Denise D. (Todd) Porter of Columbia City; six grandchildren, Drew (fiancee, Amanda) Jines, Seth (Kirsten) Jines, Brent Jines, Austin Porter, Carley Porter and Madison Porter; brothers, Jack L. Jines of Tampa, Fla., and DeWayne Brooks of Peru. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Richard Lee and Douglas Brooks. Funeral services were held on Feb. 23 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Reverend Ross O’Dell and Pastor Judy Follis officiated. McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, handled local arrangements. Preferred memorial contributions are to Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.

John Dale, 79 U.S. Army M.P. Sept. 3, 1932 – May 6, 2012 John Marvin Dale, 79, rural Wabash, died at 5:57 a.m. on May 6 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 3, 1932, in Wabash County, to Willie Marvin and Edith Matilda (King) Dale. He married Lela Eppley, in Wabash, on Sept. 21, 1952; she survives. Mr. Dale was a 1950 graduate of Linlawn High School and attended the Purdue University Agriculture Short Class. He was a retired farmer and a M.P. in the U.S. Army. He was a life member of the Wabash Friends Church, where he taught Sunday school and served on several committees. He served on the North Central Co-op Board of Directors from 1982 until 1997, was its chairman from 1991 until 1997, and was a member of the Wabash County 4-H Fair Swine Committee 17 years. He enjoyed softball, and played and pitched for 30 years. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and golfing. Along with his wife, he is survived by four children, Larry (Lisa) Dale, Dan (Deb) Dale and LuAnn (Leo) Sparks, all of Wabash, and Lisa (John) Williams of Tavernier, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Alan (Brittany) Dale of Fortville, Amanda (Scott) Johnson of Avon, Andrew (Erin) Dale of Wabash, Todd (Mandy) Dale of Butler, Jason Dale of North Manchester, Carie Metzger of Marion, Cory Metzger of Wabash, Donovan Sparks of Indianapolis, Dylan Sparks, Jessica Sparks and Emily Sparks, all of Wabash; three great-grandchildren, Kayden and Jaxson Dale of Butler and Lainey Johnson of Avon; brother, Roger (Bonnie) Dale of Wabash; and sister, Rachel “Sally” Stanley of Somerset. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard K. Dale. Funeral services will be held at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. SR 13, Wabash, on May 9 at 2 p.m. with David Phillips and Alex Falder officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call one hour prior to services May 9 at the church. Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice. The memorial guestbook for Mr. Dale may be signed at www.grandstaffhentgen.com.

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sion, possession of paraphernalia, operating while intoxicated, operating with a controlled substance in body Steven Morgan, 24, North Manchester, revocation of probation – forgery Richard Smith, 22, Huntington, no local charges May 6 Joseph Hoeksema, 45, LaFontaine, leaving crash scene, intimidation, criminal recklessness Clinton McQuithy, 32, LaFontaine, operating while intoxicated Jonathon Dyson, 22, Wabash, operating while intoxicated May 5

Christene Cornell, 68 Akron Resident Aug. 5, 1943 – May 2, 2012 Christene J. Conley Cornell, 68, Akron, passed away unexpectedly on May 2 at Woodlawn Hospital Emergency Room, Rochester. She was born on Aug. 5, 1943, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Fred and Myrtle (Manns) Conley. She married William Cornell Sr. on April 18, 1964, in Fulton County; he survives. Mrs. Cornell had worked at United Technologies in North Manchester for 14 years until it closed. Following that, she was a housewife. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed crocheting and going fishing with her husband. Along with her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mary (Jeramy) Reese of Roann; three sons, William (Mary) Cornell Jr. of New Baltimore, Mich., Ron (Victoria) Cornell of Pierceton and Norman (Heidi) Cornell of North Manchester; nine grandchildren, William Cornell, Eric Cornell, Sean Cornell, Joshua Cornell, Braxton Hanft, Lacey Cornell, Keaton Cornell, Devon Reese and Aidan Reese; three great-grandchildren, Faylinn, Makayla and Aiyanna; five sisters, Zefie Jackson, Gracie Jackson, Martha Hancock, Lorene Tesh and Izanie Thornington; and three brothers, Amos Conley, Norman Conley and Alfred Conley. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Pennington and Opal Conley; and one brother, Jerry Conley. Funeral services were held May 6 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Burial was in Gaerte Cemetery, Macy. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

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Storm Spencer, 24, Marion, domestic battery resulting in bodily injury Marriage Applications

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Rebecca Dannacher, 66 Attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church March 13, 1946 – April 16, 2012

Rebecca Dannacher, 66, passed away on April 16 at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. She was born on March 13, 1946, in Warsaw, to Ira Bragg, Jr. and Mary Alice (Long) Bragg. Rebecca graduated from Manchester High School in 1964 and had worked in real estate, was a self-employed esthetician and taught beauty culture in Florida. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. She is survived by three brothers, Tripp Bragg of Lakeville, Gary Bragg of Lakeville and Shawn Bragg of Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Randa Cox of Lakeville and Rita (Jim) Goff of Wakarusa; sister-in-law, Judy Bragg of Lakeville; and three close friends that were like family, Linda Lambert of Mary Esther, Fla., Nancy Eads of Warsaw and Judy Coxwell of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. She is preceded in death by a brother, Galen Bragg, and a great-nephew, Aiden Bragg. Graveside services and burial were held on April 21 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Sweetser. Memorial contributions may be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, Texas 75034. Condolences for the family of Rebecca may be sent at www.ravenchoate.com.

On April 27, 2012 the Moose Lodge 1518 of N. Manchester held a benefit for the Ron Arnett family. Random Play and Subterfuge donated the bands. BBQ dinner was prepared by Moose 1518 members. A bake auction and 50/50 drawing was held. Ron’s family would like to thank the bands and Moose members, friends and families for their love, support and donations for expenses, it was greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Jerry Johnson, Jeri Lehman and Karen Black for arrangements. Jerry Flynn, Kenny Hensly, Dale Cooper, Thomas Moore, Jim Black, Pool team members, and friends for their extra help. Ron Jackson & Steve Carter, food prep. Shepherds Chevrolet for their generosity. Pastor J.P. Freeman for sharing his love and prayers. Ron was a kind, caring and loving person, he will be missed by all.


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Randall Reed, 59 Attended Asbury Country Church

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May 17, 1952 – May 6, 2012

Randall Lee Reed, 59, Fort Wayne, died at 12:08 a.m. on May 6 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born on May 17, 1952, in Wabash, to Jesse L. and Bessie (Frank) Reed. Mr. Reed was a graduate of Southwood High School in Wabash and received a Bachelor of Science in political science from Manchester College. He worked at Exelis Corporation, formerly I.T.T., Fort Wayne. He attended Asbury Country Church. He enjoyed playing cards and was a huge I.U. basketball fan. He is survived by his father, Jesse Reed of Wabash; two daughters, Amanda L. Graf of Fort Wayne and Jenny L. Reed of Leo; and granddaughter, Alexandra Graf of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Reed, who died Sept. 2, 2010. Funeral services will be held at GrandstaffHentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, on May 10 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Mike Bullick officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call on May 9, 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home. The memorial guestbook for Mr. Reed may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

Bryan Liebo, 31 Member of Wabash Church of the Nazarene April 25, 1981 – May 11, 2012 Bryan Andrew Liebo, 31, rural Wabash, died May 11, at 3:35 p.m., at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born April 25, 1981, in Wabash, to John William Liebo and Carol (Huston) Eakright. He was a member of Wabash Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed cooking and had been a cook for All Occasions Catering and Market Street Grill. Mr. Liebo loved and wrote music, wrote poetry, played drums and harmonica. He was very artistic and enjoyed carving, fishing, and disc golf. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Carol and Jerry Eakright; sister, Shelley (Brad) Shepler; brother, Aaron Liebo; five nephews, Randy (Sheila) Liebo, Derek Todd Liebo, Josh Reed, Dustin Shepler, and Sebastian Liebo, all of Wabash; and his niece, Keyona Moore, Treaty. He was preceded in death by his father, John, who died Christmas Day, 2004. Funeral services will be held May 16, at 2 p.m., at Wabash Church of the Nazarene, 902 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Matt Tygart officiating. Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call May 16, from 12:30-2 p.m., at the church. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Preferred memorial is the family of Bryan Liebo for funeral expenses. The memorial guest book for Mr. Liebo may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

Class of 1955 Wabash High School “Subject” Jim Horner Jim went totally blind in Sept. of 2011. On 24th of May 2012, Jim will have his left eye removed due to severe pain. Jim would love to hear from his classmates of 1955. Phone # is: 1-702-564-1018 New Address: 1103 San Lenardo Henderson NV, 89002

Barbara Stoner, 82 Member Mexico Church of the Brethren Feb. 7, 1930 – May 3, 2012 Barbara Ellen Stoner, 82, Peru, passed away at 7:05 p.m. on May 3 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru. Born Feb. 7, 1930, in Peru, she was the oldest daughter of Tracy Earl and Keturah Elizabeth Cutshall McClain. On Dec. 7, 1947, in Convington, Ky., she was married to Hugh Edward Stoner; he preceded in death on Dec. 25, 1996. Mrs. Stoner was a member of the Mexico Church of the Brethren, the Peru Gardening Club and a 50-year member of the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of Peru High School in 1948. She later earned her bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and obtained a master’s in education from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne. She retired from the Miami County Department of Family and Social Services. She is survived by her four children, Susan Elaine Stoner, Lakewood, Colo., Jane Ellen (Keith) Conrad of Peru, Linda Elizabeth (Steven) Miller of Logansport and Bryan Edward (Teresa) Stoner of Kansas City; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; one brother, Hal Wayne McClain of Denver; two sisters-in-law, Betty Anne McClain of Lancaster, Penn., and Retha McClain of Lake County. She was preceded in death by one sister, Donna May Welty; two brothers, Eugene Earl and Oden Lee McClain; and her twin brother, Bernard Ellis McClain, who died as an infant. Funeral services were held on May 8 at the Mexico Church of the Brethren with Pastor Dave Beebe officiating. Burial followed in Chili Cemetery, Chili. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peru Garden Club.

Kathy Flory, 54 Akron Resident Sept. 11, 1957 – May 4, 2012 Kathy Louise Flory, 54, Akron, passed away on May 4, 11:50 p.m., in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 11, 1957, in Fort Wayne, to Harry and Barbara Westafer Mort. She married her best friend, John Flory, in a Victorian style wedding held at the Basilica at the University of Notre Dame on Jan. 29, 1994; he survives. Mrs. Flory grew up as one of three children, sharing her childhood with a sister, Penny, and a brother, Greg. She attended Manchester Schools and graduated with her class in 1975 from Manchester High School. She attended floral design school and later she attended Indiana – Purdue at Fort Wayne and graduate with an Associate of Arts degree in interior design. She and her husband shared many common interests and adventures during their 18 years of marriage. For the last decade, Mrs. Flory had worked at Biomet until she was recently placed on medical leave. Mrs. Flory and her husband made the quaint Millark Mill their home. If offered the perfect setting to showcase the primitive antiques she collected all fitting within the era of the active mill. She was also a proud owner of a vast button collection. An artist, Mrs. Flory designed and created custom jewelry for the mot discriminating eye, featured at art shows around northern Indiana. She also shared her coveted treasures with family and special friends. As proud owners of a pair of beautiful Tennessee walking horses, Mrs. Flory and her husband enjoyed embracing nature on the trails of northern Indiana. With great pride, Mrs. Flory established the Millark kennel, home of her show quality Australian cattle dogs. She and her husband enjoyed many years of venturing around the United States and exhibiting their finest. Each Christmas brought the challenge of a jigsaw puzzle, together they persevered to complete the project. Mrs. Flory enjoyed spirited games of euchre with her family. Springtime brought on the planting season and introducing new species of plants to her English garden that embraced their home. Along with her husband, she is survived by a sister, Penny (Mitchell) Schutz of North Manchester; a brother, Greg (Sandy) Mort of Raleigh, N.C.; her mother, Barbara Mort of Chesterton; her father, Harry (Phyllis) Mort of Fort Wayne: two brothers-in-law, Aaron (Lori) Flory of Mishawaka and Ryan (Julie) Flory of South Bend; her mother-in-law, Dolores Flory of South Bend; her father-in-law, Ray 9Dorothea) Flory of South Bend; six nieces and nephews, Brogan Schutz, Nick Flory, Leah Flory, Oliver Flory, Dashiell Flory and Meredith Flory; and pets, Ralphie and Smokey. A celebration of life was held on May 8 at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Karen Eberly officiating. Preferred memorial contributions are to American Cancer Society, Fulton County Humane Society or Hope Hospice of Fulton County. Condolences for the family of Mrs. Florey may be sent at www.goodfamilyfh.com.

Cook, 27 and Jessica Rachelle Dempsey, 22 Patrick Sullivan, 30 and Amy Van Voorhis, 28 Fredriqus Eugene Jordan, 29 Elizabeth Marie Ziner, 27 Bradley S. Delong, 23 and Devin Jade Patrick, 22 Riley B. Powell, 23 and Caitlyn Marie Schaeffer, 22 Rigoberto Saucedo Robles, 33 and Jessica Ojeda, 20

Land Transfers Keith A. Gidley to R. Dean Shepherd, Quitclaim Deed, Malotts Addition, Wabash, Lot: 11 Cynthia L. Follin NKA Cynthia L. Hughes to Cynthia L. Hughes and Thomas D. Hughes, Quitclaim Deed, Kendalls Addition, LaFontaine, Lot: Pt. 2 Block: 9 Matthew J. Loiacano to Rachel L. Loiacano, Quitclaim Deed, 27-29-6 Thomas F. Gorman and Constance M. Gorman to Nicholas R. Gorman, Abigail M. Gorman, Scott T. Gorman, Thomas F. Gorman Life Estate, Constance M. Gorman Life Estate and Courtney Gorman Wagoner, Quitclaim Deed, Valley Brook

Addition, Wabash, Lot: 9 Fannie Mae AKA Federal National Mortgage Association to William R. Wiles and Karen S. Wiles, Corporate Deed, 29-288 MSD Holdings LLC to Blue Blam LLC, Warranty Deed, Kriegs Samuel Addition, North Manchester, Lot: 5 William Collins to Eric L. Armentrout and Phyllis I. A r m e n t r o u t , Warranty Deed, Candlelite Village Addition, Sec. 2, Wabash, Lot: 12 Fannie Mae AKA Federal National Mortgage Association to Ryan Dyson, Warranty Deed, Gries John B. Addition, Wabash, Lot: Pt. 9 Phyllis J. Eby Estate, Floyd L. Eby Revocable Living Trust and Phyllis J. Eby Revocable Living Trust to Rita L. Wendt and Trustee Rita L. Wendt, Trust Deed, 18-27-6 Phyllis J. Eby Estate, Floyd L. Eby Revocable Living Trust, Phyllis J. Eby Revocable Living Trust and Trustee Rita L. Wendt to Rita L. Wendt, Trust Deed, 18-27-6 Shane A. Greer and Andrea M. Greer to (continued on page 15)

Helen Sevigny, 57 Member of St. Bernard Catholic Church March 20, 1955 – May 8, 2012

Helen Marie Sevigny, 57, of Vernon Manor Home for Children, Wabash, died May 8 at 6:37 a.m. at Wabash County Hospital. She was born March 20, 1955 in Manchester, N.H., to Leon and Anna (Marconis) Sevigny. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash. She is survived by her parents, Leon and Anna Sevigny, Palm Harbor, Fla.; three sisters, Jeanne Hutchinson, and Cecile (Kim) Ardrey, both of Rushville, Ohio, and Toni (Mark) Sater, Lancaster, Ohio; three aunts, Katherine Curtis, Watson, Ill., Jeanne (Roger) Rouleau, Windham, N.H., and Claire LaFond, Summerville, S.C. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and all her friends and family at Vernon Manor. Services were held May 12 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1343 Wheeling Rd., Lancaster, Ohio. Father Thomas Kessler officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Preferred memorial is Vernon Manor Home for Children, 1955 S. Vernon Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. The memorial guest book for Ms. Sevigny may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.


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Douglas A. Reichenbach and Paulette J. Reichenbaugh, Warranty Deed, Haldermans Edmund Addition, North Manchester, Lot: 7 Larry Fawcett and Karen S. Fawcett to Larry L. Fawcett Revocable Living Trust and Karen S. Fawcett Revocable Living Trust, Warranty Deed, Clear Creek Estates Sec. 1, North Manchester, Lot: 11 Nicholas R. Spangle to Julia Spangle, Quitclaim Deed, Haldermans Edmund Addition, North Manchester, Lot: Pt. 13 Julia Spangle to John H. Reinoehl and Georgia Kay Reinoehl, Warranty Deed, Haldermans Edmund Addition, North Manchester, Lot: Pt. 13 Sue K. Kingston, Betty J. Montgomery, William E. Montgomery and Pamela A. Smalley to Marcia L. Cruz, Warranty Deed, Park View Addition, Wabash, Lot: 121 Jason R. Parrett to Jesse E. Parrett and Kathryn L. Parrett, Warranty Deed, Park View Addition, Wabash, Multiple Lots / Blocks Town of LaFontaine to Beacon Credit Union, Warranty Deed, 27-267 Matthew McCarty to Richard D. Montel and Emily R. Montel, Quitclaim Deed, South Haven Addition, Cont. of Wabash, Lot: 138 Jennifer Hobbs FKA Jennifer Middleton and Deceased Larry Middleton to Dawn Wiist, Quitclaim Deed, Bradys Addition, Lagro, Lot: 23 Faith A. Miller FKA Faith A. Gilmore to Gregory L. Miller and Faith A. Miller, Quitclaim Deed, Multiple Legals: See Record Midfirst Bank to Housing & Urban D e v e l o p m e n t Secretary, Corporate Deed, Butterbaughs Addition, Roann, Lot: 37 Betty J. Faust Estate and Guardian Michael R. Faust to Michael R. Faust, Guardian Deed, Parkers 2nd Addition,

LaFontaine, Lot: 10 Johanna Petry to Donald L. Reavis and Sharla B. REavis, Warranty Deed, 3629-5 Herbert J. Anderson to Elizabeth Ann

Anderson and Herbert J. Anderson, Quitclaim Deed, Multiple Section Legals Mishler Family Trust, Trustee James W. Mishler and Trustee Shirley

J. Mishler to Julia R. Spangle and Kyle Wieland, Trust Deed, Rolling Acres Addition Revised, North Manchester, Lot: 10 Federal National M o r t g a g e

Association to Home America, Warranty Deed, Meadows The LaFontaine Lot: 58 Michael L. White and Cynthia Ann White to Daryl Dean White, Quitclaim Deed, 23-28-5

Fred Wymer Jr., 74 U.S. Army Veteran June 8, 1937 – April 22, 2012 Fred Andrew Wymer Jr., 74, Wabash, died at 7:59 a.m. on April 22 at Wabash County Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1937, in York, Penn., to Fred A. Sr. and Rose Ann (Dingus) Wymer. He married Lois “Sandy” McGlen, in Rochester, on Feb. 15, 1991; she preceded him in death. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a life member of the Wabash VFW Post #286 and loved to fish. He was the lead guitar player for Johnny Paycheck for five years. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa J. Wymer of York; four brothers, Gene (Mary) Wymer and Richard (Diane) Wymer, both of Norfolk, Va., Billy (Alice) Wymer of Gretna, Va., and Jimmy (Carol) Wymer of Columbia City; two sisters, Joann Smith of Hanover, Penn., Sharon (Harold) Robertson of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews; and his guardian, Paul Edwards of Wabash. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Hayes and Barry Wymer; and two sisters, Bonnie Tidd and Darlene Brown. Graveside services and burial were held at the Marion National Cemetery, 1700 E. 38th St., Marion, on April 27 with Pastor Chad McAtee officiating. The memorial guestbook for Mr. Wymer may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

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Hawkins Family Farm announces fourth season of Fridays on the Farm

HOPE CSA, in conjunction with Hawkins Family Farm, is pleased to announce the return of Fridays on the Farm, the weekly dining event featuring artisan pizzas made with all natural, locally sourced ingredients baked in an out-

door, wood-fired brick oven. Pizza will be served most Fridays during the summer from 5 to 8 p.m. starting May 18. “We serve 10 inch pizzas,” said Jeff Hawkins, owner of Hawkins Family Farm and executive director of HOPE

CSA, Inc. “The dough is hand-stretched rather than rolled in order to maintain its structure for a perfect crust. Add to this basil and tomatoes freshly picked from our gardens in season, pepperoni or sausage from our pigs, flour milled by Greenfield Mills in Howe, Indiana, and cheese made by Swissland Cheese in Berne, Indiana, and

you have an eating experience that is hard to beat.” Friday night pizza has become a tradition for many in Wabash County. My kids look forward to it all week!” says North Manchester Resident Ashleigh Maxcey. “Getting to wander around the farm while the food cooks is a great break for me and a fascinating

adventure for the kids.” Many travel hours for this unique dining experience. “[I love] being able to sit and talk with my friends and family. The atmosphere is amazing!” says Indianapolis Resident Britta Eberly Glass. Pizzas can be taken out or enjoyed picnicstyle on the farm. Diners are encouraged to bring blankets

or lawn chairs, table service and beverages, as there will be no napkins, utensils, tables, trash cans or beverages available on the farm. Diners are also responsible for removing all trash from the property once they are finished. Pizzas may be paid for with cash, check or credit card. Reservations and preorders are not accept-

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CONGRATULATI ONS TO THE UPCOMING GRADUATES of the Shenefield family. Felicia Shenefield will graduate from Southwood High School. Beau Shenefield and Nathan Liddick will graduate from Manchester College. Pacia Perry completed her Masters in nursing in December 2011. Don and Janice Shenefield are the proud Grandparents. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to Don Dillon, Liam Carpenter on May 3, Hannah Lengel on May 4, Brad Crump, Brenda Wolf on May 5, Jane McCray on May 6, Reba Jacobs on May 8, Brayden Smith, Melissa Perlich, Anne Ridgeway on May 9, and Angie Guisewhite May 12. H A P P Y BIRTHDAY Miranda Nose May 16, Joyce Summers, Noel Huston May 17, Karson Baldwin, Meredith Crump, Makenna Dawes May18, Karson Baldwin, Zachary Brane May 19, Dan Guenin, Izaak Wright May 20, Tim Guisewhite, Michael Snyder May 21, Mya Denney, Angelas Loschiavo May 22, and Austin Saril May 23. HAPPY BELATED A N N I V E R S A RY Ryan and Gena Smith May 1, Chad and Margaret Miller May 2, Mike and Shellie Saril May 7, Don and Donna Dillon May12, and Kurt and Kathy Hullinger May 13 H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A RY Rick and Amanda Eviston May 18, Dale and Jan Hullinger May 20, Rob and Kim Kumler May 22. L A F O N TA I N E HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI banquet was held May 5 at 6:30 p.m., Welcome and

Pledge to the flag was led by Bob Stewart, Tom Rigney gave Invocation. Dinner was prepared and served by Peace and Plenty. Dinner music was by Trula Cramer. The class of 1962 were the honor guests Barbara Brown Ayres, Carolyn Keene Brumley, Bonnie Dunfee Corn, Larry Dailey, Becky Weaver Elliott, Dean Oren Enyeart, Guenin John hacker, Tom Rigney, Judith Gilbert Silvers, Peggy Shaver Simpson, Morris Smedley, Mary Ann Sutton Swihart, and Fred Wright in attendance. There were 23 who graduated in 1962, and two members Jerry Dean Benbow and James David Gribben are deceased. This was the last class to graduate from LaFontaine, with students going to Southwood High the following year. After the dinner Bob Stewart called the meeting to order, with everyone singing the School Song lead by the LaFontaine High School Cheerleaders. Secretary’s reports for 1962 and 2011 were read, then the Treasure’s report 2011 was read and approved. The memoriam was given for passed Alumnus by Robert Benbow. There were 25 who had passed: Class 1932 Annabelle Clupper Pressler, 1933 Ruth Hummel Hoggatt, 1934 Robert R. Weimer, 1936 John Guenin, 1938 Dee Shaffer, Mabel Miller Unger, 1941 Rosalie Enyeart Whitten, 1942 Betty Marks Patterson, 1943, Lorene Wilson Breedlove, Velma

Frank Jones, Betty Shideler Kay, Ruth Sterling Summers, 1944 Donald Howard, 1945 Joan Lobdell Grant, Lowell Harrell 1946 Carol Sutton Barnett, Miriam Thompson Cox, Bill Hill, 1949 Morris Milliner, 1951 Phyllis McCollister Bowman, Phillip Coffin, 1957 Mary Dee Haggerty Way Burgess, Sandra Harrell Peck Trisler, 1960 A. Bradley Clouser. The class members in attendance told of many interested stories about their life. Roll call of classes in attendance with the class of 1960 having the most in attendance with the class of 1961 coming in second. Recognition of the following: Oldest Alumnus attending, Marguerite Troyer Guenin class of 1939, Alumnus traveler the farthest, Jim Sailors from Florida; Alumnus from Class of 1962 traveler the farthest, was Dean Enyeart from Arizona. A special recognition was given to Ruth Martin who is the oldest living Alumnus from Lafontaine High School class of 1926. She is 104 years young and lives at Sterling House in Marion. The Special Recognition of the “Outstanding Lafontaine High School Alumnus” was given to Morris Smedley class of 1962. Officers for 20132014 are President Bob Stewart, Vice President - Robert Benbow, CoTreasurers- Carolyn Brumley & Becky Elliott and Secretary Belle Brosamer. 2013 LaFontaine High

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ing the Roann Community Garage Sale, on June 23, and afterward at various locations in Roann. For more information, call the library at 765-833-5231. THE LIONS CLUB MAY MEETING was opened by President, Keith Ford by welcoming everyone. The members then stood and gave the pledge of allegiance to the American flag. Don Everest gave the treasurer’s report, and the minutes of the last meeting. Donna Harman reported that all the community calendar bir thday/anniversary information has been submitted, and the calendars are in the process of being made. She also reported that this is the 50th year the Lions club has sold the calen-

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ness, Keith reported that he attended the Lions Club zone charter meeting. Vonell Krom and Don Everest also attended the meeting. All of the area Lions Clubs will have a booth at the Wabash County Fair again this year in the merchants building. Three nights they will be checking people’s hearing and two nights they will be checking younger children’s eyes. There will be a training session a week or two before the fair for any Lions Club member who may be interested in helping at the booth. The first tractor pull of the season will be held June 30 at the Roann pulling field. The Antique Tuggers will have a tractor pull on August 25. The meeting was attended by Keith Ford, Don Everest, Vonell

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Krom, Dan Shoemaker, Matt Powell, Aaron Turner and Roger and Donna Harman. (From the minutes of the Roann Lions Club) COMMUNITY CONCERT: A bluegrass gospel group from Miami and Wabash Counties called New Jerusalem will be in concert on May 20 at 4 P.M. in the C o m m u n i t y Presbyterian Church, 530 Jefferson St., Rochester. This acoustic group features the sounds of guitar, banjo, mandolin, stand- up bass and voices in harmony. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Donations are accepted. THE THIRD FRIDAY JAM takes place at 7 P.M. in the Akron Community Center on May 18. The center is located east of Akron and north on State Road 14. Bring your acoustic instrument and join in with the players or just come to listen to the sounds of bluegrass, folk, country and gospel music. Coffee and juice will be provided. Please bring a snack to share. For more information call Karen at 574-5982875. THE COMMODITY FOOD PROGRAM continues to accept registrations from income eligible older adults (60 +) in Wabash County for a once a month supplemental food distribution. Proof of income and residency will be required for this program. Registrations will be accepted at the Roann Food Pantry on Chippewa Street from 2- 4 P.M. on Friday, May 18. Ongoing registrations are accepted at two locations: in Wabash, the Food Pantry at the Winchester Senior Center will accept ap p l i c at i o n s Mondays and

Tuesdays from 3- 5:30 P.M. and Wednesdays through Fridays from 9- 11:30 A.M. For more information, call 260-5634475.This program is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, Indiana State Department of Health, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, and Living Well in Wabash County COA, Inc. THE ROANN MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on May 20 at 2 P.M. at the Log Cabin Park. Wayne Balmer, Pastor of the Roann United Methodist Church, will be the speaker. There will be special music, and the color guard will be the VFW #286, of Wabash, honoring both veterans and current military. After the service, flowers will be taken to the covered bridge and placed on the water in honor of those in maritime service. The public is invited to this event. HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to: Russell Krom, Samantha Summers, Carson Myers, Becky Williams, Hunter Early, Nick Lynn, Scott Bickford, Bill Haecker, Stephanie Trump, Rob Cussen, Brian Witmer, Eric Wilson, Louella Krom, Floyd McWhirt, Ursula Abell, Aaron Mills, and Jordon Powell. (From the Roann C o m m u n i t y Calendar). H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A RY this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McWhirt. (From the Roann C o m m u n i t y Calendar). ROANN NEWS ITEMS may be sent to my e-mail address at roannhappenings@yahoo.com, or you may call me at the phone number listed. The deadline for news to appear in the next week’s issue of the paper is Tuesday at noon. It would be best to submit timely news items two weeks in advance.


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Bentley breaks home run record during Knights split with Oak Hill

by Gary Andrews The Southwood softball team split a double header with Oak Hill May 12. Oak Hill won game one 7-1, while the Lady Knights came back to win game two 6-4. Jenny Bentley broke the single season home run record in game two with her ninth homer of the year. The previous record was held by Olivia Winget. In game one starting pitcher Jordyn Chain allowed just five hits, but the

Knight offense struggled and the defense had some holes, committing six errors in the 7-1 loss. Oak Hill scored four runs in the first after Sarah White made a great running catch for the first out. A couple hits and errors gave the Golden Eagles their runs as Oak Hill led 4-0. The Knights did not strike until the third when Haley Parish drew a walk and Jenny Bentley doubled her in to make it 5-1 after three.

Oak Hill would go on to score two more times for the 7-1 final. Game two was much different for the Lady Knights as they pounded out 15 hits and committed just two errors. Southwood wasted no time getting on the board. In the top of the first, Jessica Foley singled and was followed by Bentley’s record breaking home run. The Knights would tack on another run with singles from Courtney Simpson and Logan Hensley to

lead 3-0. Neither team would score until the fourth when the Knights went to work again. Foley singled and was driven in with a Bentley single to make it 4-0. Simpson would then lace a double to bring Bentley home and the Knights were up 5-0. In the fifth Oak Hill would make it a game. The Lady Eagles scored three runs on four hits in the inning to cut the Knight lead to 5-3. In the top of the 7th

Local teams compete at TRC golf meet All four county golf squads participated in the TRC golf meet at Rozella Ford Golf Course in Warsaw on May 12. Tippecanoe Valley won the meet. Wabash finished third, Manchester fourth, Northfield sixth, and

Southwood finished seventh. Trae Cole of Northfield and Levi Winget of Southwood made the All Conference Team. For Wabash, Jordan Blair shot an 86, Jack Leland shot an 83, Parker Harner 91,

Justin Middleton 95, and Andrew Adamson finished with a 95. For Manchester, Tyler Watson scored an 86, Aaron Johnson 87, Austin Whitaker 90, Conner Eichenauer 103, and Xzavier Whitaker 97.

For Northfield, Trae Cole fielded a 78, Zac Zumbaugh 86, Andrew Eckerly 97, Austin Burns 108. For Southwood Levi Winget scored an 81, Drew Roser 107, Taylor Arwood 97, John Shaw 95, and Casey Huston 97.

SOUTHWOOD’S JENNY BENTLEY connects on a first inning home run, breaking the Southwood High School single season homerun mark set by Olivia Winget. The Lady Knights split the doubleheader with Oak Hill, losing the first game 7-1 while winning the second, 6-4. (photo by Gary Andrews) the Knights would tack on an insurance run. Logan Hensley singled and was followed by Sarah White being hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Jordyn Chain then popped up a sacrifice bunt that was caught by the

pitcher, who spun around to try and double Hensley off at second, throwing it into center field and allowing Hensley to score and make it 6-3. Bentley struggled in the bottom of the inning, walking the first two before allow-

ing an rbi single to make it 6-4. Bentley settled down to strike out the next hitter and force a shallow pop up to get the second out. Bentley walked the next batter to load the bases, then struck out the final hitter for the 6-4 win.

Lady Squires roll past Taylor The Manchester Lady Squires softball team rolled past Taylor May 12, 9-2. The Squires scored early and often, giving pitcher Kayla Flack

plenty of cushion early. Manchester would score three in the first, two in the second and two in the third to lead 7-0 after three.

Taylor would pick up their only two runs on the fourth, then relief pitchers Sydney Jordan and Karissa Jimenez shut them down the rest of

the way. Manchester would score two more times in the sixth for the 9-2 final.

Squires swept by Fort Wayne North

by Gary Andrews The Manchester baseball team had a rough day May 12, losing a doubleheader to Fort Wayne North 12-2 and 6-3. In game one the Squires were down 7-0 after four innings before they got on the board. In the top of the fifth Cody Harlan drew a walk and Jim Sainsbury singled. After a ground out, Grant Schuler drew a walk to load the bases. Phoenix Goad singled

to score a run and the Squires scored a second run on a fielder’s choice. North would score five runs on the bottom of the fifth to end the game. The Squires committed six errors and gave up eight unearned runs. Phoenix Goad, Jurgin Cripe and Jim Sainsbury each had a hit. In game two, the Squires got off to a good start, scoring

two runs in the top of the first. Payton Sorg led off with a single and was driven in by a Connor McLaughlin double. McLaughlin would later score on a Fort Wayne North error. North answered with one run in the bottom of the inning. Ft Wayne North would score a run in the second, two in the 4th and two in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead. In the sixth Cody Harlan led off with a double and was

moved to third on a fly ball. Caleb Thomas hit a fly to center to bring Harlan home, making it 6-3, which would be the final score. Payton Sorg, Branden Scott, Connor McLaughlin, Jurgin Cripe, Coady Harlan, Thad Miller, Jake Semler and Justin Lewis had one hit each. Caleb Thomas had an rbi sac fly.

COUNTY CHAMPS: The Southwood girls and boys track teams both captured county titles May 10 at Wabash High School. In the girls meet Southwood had 160 points, Manchester 109, Northfield 103, and Wabash finished with 98 points. In the boys meet, Southwood finished with 142.5 points while Northfield finished with 131, Manchester 119, while Wabash finished with 87.5 points. The county title marked the seventh in a row for the boys. (photos provided)


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The Honeywell Center, Wabash, has announced tickets for April Wine with special guest Shooting Star and The Charlie Daniels Band will go on sale on May 17 at 8 a.m. April Wine, along with founding member and frontman Myles Goodwin, will arrive in Wabash with early 80s rock band Shooting Star on Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. April Wine first hit the stage in 1969. Through the 70s and 80s, the band earned more than 10 gold records in Canada and the U.S. Their hits include “Just Between You and Me,” “Roller,” “I Like to Rock,” and “Enough is Enough.” Founded in the late 70s, Shooting Star

Devil Went Down to Georgia”, topped both country and pop charts bringing him international recognition. The single was certified platinum, earned three CMA awards, became a cornerstone of the soundtrack for the movie “Urban Cowboy” and propelled Daniels’ “Million Mile Reflections” album to triple platinum. Tickets may be purchased at the Honeywell Center box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. through Fri., by calling 260563-1102 or by visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is sponsoring a Nelson’s Chicken Bar-B-Que on May 11, 3-7 p.m., at True Value Hardware in the Wabash Village Shopping Center. Profit received from this event will be used to train new volunteers and to pay for criminal background checks to comply with national and state CASA requirements. Wabash CASA is currently serving 78 children and have 10 children waiting for a CASA volunteer. Wabash County CASA is a program of Youth Service Bureau and a United Fund agency.

Nan Gemmer receives People’s Choice Award in Huntington

Nan Gemmer, Liberty Mills, received the People’s Choice Award at the Huntington County Historic Forks of the Wabash and the Piece Makers Quilt Club’s annual quilt show. The winning wall hanging, “Unusual Lonestar”, was six months in the making and pieced with over 1300 small colorful cotton pieces. A basket of “goodies” was also given to the winner from the Quilt Club. The hanging with quilted by Kathy Slater, South Whitley.

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released their selftitled first album in 1980. Their albums spawned hits like “You Got What I Need,” “Hollywood,” “Breakout,” and “Bring It On.” They later went on to tour extensively with bands like ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, and Todd Rundgren. WWKI will welcome The Charlie Daniels Band to the Honeywell Center on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Over the course of Daniels’ 50-year career, he scored hits on the rock, country, pop and Christian charts and received numerous awards from the Country Music Awards, Academy of Country Music, and Gospel Music Association. His signature song, “The

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The Wabash Carnegie Public Library is a great place to read, learn, and dream this summer, thanks to the 2012 summer reading programs. For children ages 2-11 Dream Big—Read! for teens and tweens Own The Night, and Between The Covers for adult readers. Free registration for the children, teen and adult summer reading programs will begin on May 29, and the summer reading program will continue through Aug. 4. Kids can join in the fun by registering for the summer reading program at the library. As they read, children can record the books they finish and earn points to exchange for fun prizes. Prizes are offered to encourage children to read all summer. Library staff can help kids choose books they will enjoy. Elementary-aged children can register for craft programs, which will be held on Tuesday mornings, at 10a.m. June 5 through July 24. Parents can also sign their children up for

Toddler Time on Thursdays at 10a.m. for children aged 18 months to three years. Toddler Time will be held June 7 through July 12. Older children can be signed up for Preschool Story Hour, on Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. for children three to six years old, held June 7 through July 26. Registration for these special programs will begin on May 14. Additional free programs will be held at the Honeywell center in the gymnasium. Families do not need to register to attend these programs. Yurtfolk will perform on Wednesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Yurtfolk’s LuAnne Harley and Brian Kruschwitz will share folk songs and stories from different cultures, along with introducing children to musical instruments from around the world. D a v e Rozmarynowski, the one man show known as The Roz Puppets, will perform on June 20 at 10 a.m. Rozmarynowski designs all his puppets and presents witty and creative

interpretations of familiar stories. Silly Safaris will bring creatures of the night to the Honeywell Center on June 27 at 10 a.m. Children will learn all about nocturnal animals and will even get to meet animals that thrive at night. Comedian, juggler and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn will perform on July 25 at 10a.m. Teen readers are encouraged to participate in the young adult summer reading program, Teens and tweens can read books and earn points to exchange for prizes or to enter to win raffles. Teens can also contribute to the WCPL Teen Blog or volunteer with the library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Teens and tweens can sign up for game night on June 13, July 11, and Aug. 15 from 6-7p.m. The library will also hold YA Night at the movies on Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, and August 29 at 6 p.m. Sign up at the circulation desk to attend movie night. Admission is free, but seating is limit-

ed. Teens and tweens can also register to make book cover bracelets using shrinky-dinks on Thursday June 21 at 6 p.m. using a few simple jewelry techniques; teens can assemble their own pieces of literary artwork. Local artist and author Candie Cooper will teach teens to make necklaces on Thursday, July 6 at 6:30p.m. These programs are free but is registration required. Sign up for these programs beginning May 14. Adults can join the fun beginning May 29; the theme for the adult program is Between the Covers. For every two books read this summer, library cardholders will be able to enter their name into a drawing. The second week of Aug., names will be drawn for various exciting prizes. The first 75 people to put their name in the drawing will receive a free book tote. To sign up for the summer programs offered, or for more information, please stop by the library or call, 260-563-2972.


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Angelina Ballerina The Musical coming to Wabash

The Honeywell Center announced Angelina Ballerina The Musical will arrive for two shows on Oct., 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets for the show went on sale May 15. Based on the animated series on PBS KIDS, Angelina

Ballerina The Musical will feature Angelina and her friends Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki, and even her teacher Ms. Mimi, as they prepare for a special guest visiting C a m e m b e r t Academy. Angelina and her friends are

Colbie Caillat and Gavin Degraw bring their summer tour to Wabash

The Honeywell Center in Wabash will be a tour stop for Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw when their co-headlining summer tour arrives on Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. This concert is sponsored by Wabash County Hospital. Tickets go on sale May 15 at 8 a.m. Multi-platinum, two-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat and platinum artist Gavin DeGraw launch their summer tour on May 25 in South Carolina. Both artists will showcase their 2011 album releases while on tour. Colbie Caillat’s set will include new songs plus material from all three of her albums: Coco, Beakthrough, and All of You, which features the hit tracks “I Do,” “Brighter Than the Sun,” and “Favorite Song.” Billboard named Caillat its “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” when the hit “Bubbly,” from her 2007 debut album, became one of the best-selling digital tracks of all time. Her 2009 album Breakthrough earned

her four Grammy nominations, of which she won two for her collaborations with Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift. “Brighter Than the Sun,” the second hit from All of You, has been featured in more than 21 films, TV shows and commercials, making it the most licensed new song this decade. DeGraw’s set will include music from his third studio album, Sweeter, including his platinum selling hit single “Not Over You,” and his just-released new single “Sweeter.” DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts, he first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Tickets may be purchased at the box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling 260563-1102 or by visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.

excited to show off their skills to their famous visitor and practice all types of dance for their meeting, including hiphop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring

moment she hopes for? Tickets may be purchased at the Honeywell Center box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. through Fri., by calling 260563-1102 or by visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.

Eagles Theatre to bring back free movie days Eagles Theatre has announced the return of Free Movie Mondays taking place June 4 through Aug. 6. The program is made possible in part by sponsors Landmark Management, Inc. and Veolia Environmental Services. Show times for all movies are 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Movies scheduled are: - Rio, Rated G - June 4 - Ghost Busters, Rated PG - June 11 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,

Rated PG - June 18 - Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Rated PG - June 25 - Puss in Boots, Rated PG - July 2 - Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Rated G - July 9 - Happy Feet Two, Rated PG - July 16 - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Rated PG-13 July 23 - The Muppet Movie (1979), Rated G - July 30 - Kung Fu Panda 2, Rated PG - August 6

The Inspired 4 Quartet will be appearing at the Wabash First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash, on May 20 at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited. Inspired 4 is a new name in the Gospel Quartet world. Four Christian men with a heart for Christ, Greg Brown, Ron Smith, Brian Eager and Jonathan Sly, have joined to form Inspired 4 with the desire to bring God’s

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Word to the community through music. These four men bring a wide range of musical backgrounds to Inspired 4. Church music programs, barbershop choruses and quartets, community choirs, Gospel quartets, community theatre productions and solo events for more than 25 years greatly enhance the concert experience. Join us for toe-tapping music such as “Raise the Roof ” and

“Ride That Glory Train” to old favorites “Mansion Over the Hilltop” and group favorite “Gospel Medley”. A love offering will be taken for the Inspired 4’s ministry during the concert. Following the concert there will be a carry-in dinner at the R.E.M.C. building. For more information, contact the church office at 260563-5346.

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The Sew Pieceful Quilt Guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show in Grand Rapids, Mich. The date is Aug. 25. There will be three pick-up locations: 5:30 a.m. in Fort Wayne, 6:15 a.m. in Huntington and 7 a.m. in Wabash. Reservations are due by June 30. Feel free to call Carolyn Kellam at 260-4666603 if you have questions.

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The Dorothy-Ilene Gallery to feature artwork by Terry Pulley Wabash’s own award-winning artist Terry Pulley will be the featured artist June first at 10a.m. to 8p.m., and June second from 10a.m. to 5p.m. The artwork will be on display at the Dorothy-Ilene Galley located at 78 W. Canal St. Wabash. Pulleys paintings have been sold internationally, and

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BALLGAMES AT URBANA: May 16 at 6 p.m. - Tee Ball Dodgers vs. Astros. May 23 at 6 p.m. - Tee Ball - Dodgers vs. Astros. May 24 at 6 p.m. - Little League Astros vs. Yankees. KARING FOR KARSEN YARD SALE is May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Paradise Springs. You can help be a part of this campaign to help

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two local children, Matthew Hipskind and Emma Castle, who have life threatening/altering illnesses and their families with medical expenses by attending the Yard Sale, by donating items, or by renting a table for $20. There will also be a Walk-A-Thon at Paradise Springs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information about donating items or renting a table call Diane Guenin at 260-5717295. The following donated items are needed for the Karing for Karsen Tenderloin dinner on June 9: trash containers and liners, water and soft drink cans, and small potato chip bags (the kind you put in a

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THIS IS A PICTURE OF the ECHO Racing (Electric Car H O scale racing) group that participated in racing on F-1 tracks from Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and Mexico, along with the Urbana ECHO Winter National Drag Races. This group raced twice a month on Saturdays in January, February and March at the Urbana Community Building. Pictured are: front row, (from left) Victoria Plath, Selena Plath, Kaitlyn Snell, T. J. Layne, Dillin Layne; back row, Track Officials Bonita Snell, Matthew Snell and Michael Snell. On behalf of the ECHO officials, congratulations go out to the entire Champions of ECHO racing. The ECHO youth drivers and ECHO track officials would like to thank the Urbana Lions Club for giving them the opportunity to have this activity in the Urbana Community Building. (photo provided) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., June 4 to June 8, at the Wabash YMCA. This camp is for boys in grades 9 to 12 in 2 0 1 2 / 2 0 1 3 . Applications can be picked up at Northfield High School and are due by May 22. DRIVER’S EDUCATION OFFERED FOR NORTHFIELD/SOUTHWOOD STUDENTS this year for students age 15 or older from June 4 to June 15 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Southwood High School. There is an informational meeting at Northfield on May 11 during the lunch hour for enrollments or to answer questions. The students must have their birth certificates to enroll. The sign-up deadline is June 4 although late enrollments are accepted. The cost of the program is $370, which includes all books, manuals, and supplies. For more information you can call Indiana’s Finest at 765-622-4378 or visit their website at www.finestdrivered.c om. They also offer an Online Course. NORTHFIELD KEY CLUB HONORED AT DISTRICT: At the Indiana District Key Club Convention in Bloomington the Northfield Key Club received two awards. One award was the Single Service Award

for the Madeline Dazey Fundraiser, and Madison Kroh was named O u t s t a n d i n g Secretary. The Key Club has several events planned for this summer - Karing for Karsyn Fundraiser on June 9, the Kiwanis Concession stand at the 4-H Fair July 6 to 14, and work with the Youth Service Bureau, Lighthouse Mission, and Angel Food Ministries. If your child would like more information about the Northfield Key Club, they can stop by Miss Giordano’s or Mrs. Sapusek’s classroom or visit their Facebook page “Northfield Key Club.” SHARP CREEK WILDCAT PRIDE WINNERS drawn on May 3 were Indi Shear who was nominated by Mrs. Shafer for being honest about a grade, Masyn Zapata who was also nominated by Mrs. Shafer for offering to help in the classroom, and Katy Pefley who was nominated by Mr. Baer for cleaning the popcorn popper. SHARP CREEK MAY DATES: May 16, 17, and 18 - Sixth Grade Camp. May 21 Field Day. May 22 Fourth grade trip to Wabash Museum, City Hall, and the Courthouse. May 23 Grade cards will be sent home with students, last day of

school, and fifth and sixth grade track meet on the Northfield High School track. ST. PETER’S WOMENS’ GUILD met at the home of Beverly Schnepp with Nancy Anderson as co-hostess. President Kitty Baer opened with a reading by Erma Bombeck. Roll call was the year you graduated from high school and your class motto. Kitty gave a lesson entitled “Lessons from a Cupcake” a devotional thought comparing yourself to a cupcake by Julia Bettencourt of Creative Ladies Ministry. Tracy Trump gave a demonstration on small cooking appliances and decorating a cake with her Cricket cutter. The following people were elected to office for the year beginning in September: Alma DeVore, President; Linda Newcomb, Vice President; Helen Dawes, Secretary; Kitty Baer, Assistant Secretary; and Eileen Weck, Treasurer. The group’s next meeting will be a trip to Churubusco on June 7. Details will be announced later. Those present were: Nancy Anderson, Kitty Baer, Martha Chamberlain, Helen Dawes, Alma DeVore, Lois Haupert, Doris Mattern, Lillian Maurer, Beverly Schnepp, Esther

Wagner, Janet Warnock, Hilda Wilcox, Linda Newcomb, and Donna Harman. URBANA YOKE PARISH: Those serving during the 9:30 a.m. worship service in St. Peter’s church on May 20 are: Worship Leader Brian Chamberlain; Liturgist Janet Sparks; Head Usher Claud Newcomb; Acolytes - Aliya Krom and Kaci Coonrod;. Nursery attendants Jenny Price and Tonya Brunett; Greeters - Dallas and Kitty Baer; Organist Janene Dawes; Pianist - Nancy Miller. May 20 at 4 p.m. is the Mother/Daughter banquet in St. Peter’s Parish Hall. The Francis Shoppe will be doing a Style Show. The Outreach Committee is asking for donations of pop (cans or bottles) to sell at the Relay for Life event on June 8. All proceeds are given to the Relay for Life. Donations can be put under the coat rack in the narthex of the St. Peter sanctuary. Va c a t i o n Bible School will be held on May 31 and June 1 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program will be held during the worship service on June 3. The theme this year is “ O p e r a t i o n Overboard - Dare to (continued on page 23)


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LAGRO FAIR BOARD announces the following new events for this year’s festival: Minute to Win It, Lagro Factor, Wii contest, corn hole contest. The inflatables will be back again this year, as well as the tractor pulls. There will be some great food every night. The entertainment this year will be: Smalltown Band, Top Shelf Band, Smitty’s Karaoke,

Charley Creek Band, Gods Country Band, Miami Indians Dancing, Country Couples Dancing (ILPD Dancers). Also, The Oldies for the Lord, Janet Harlley (Southern Gospel). The festival will be held June 28 30. ARTS AND CRAFT VENDORS are needed for the festival this year. Please contact Bob Cash at 260-571-3321 if you would like to set-up a booth. F I R E HYDRANTS WILL BE FLUSHED in Lagro on May 15 - 16. Residents may notice a decrease in water pressure or water discoloration during this time. LAGRO UNITED M E T H O D I S T CHURCH: Rev. Rick Borgman will give the sermon, “Grinding It Out In

Gethsemane”, during the 9:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, May 20. Brian Howenstine will give the scripture reading from Mark 14:26-42. Jason Kissel will be the musician, and Peggy Ballschmidt will be the greeter. Chelsea Wilkinson will be the nursery attendant, and Amy Kissel will lead Jr. Church. Sunday School for all ages will follow the service at 10:00 a.m. DEADLINE FOR NEWS is each Wednesday by noon. You can e-mail news and pictures to lagronewscolumn@g mail.com, mail news to me at 425 S State Road 524 Lagro, IN 46941, or contact me by phone at (260) 7820471 between 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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go Deep with God.” There will be singing, Bible story time, fun and games, and some awesome crafts. There will be classes for kids ages 3 up to seventh grade. PRAYER CONCERNS: Please continue to remember Bea (Bower) Reed, Mae (Mann) Keller (Charlotte Monce’s sister), Deloris Wilcox, Philip Goebel, Larry Harrington, Jay Biehl, Carl Sundheimer, Mark Vigar, and Bob Frieden, Judy Stein, Mike Meyers, Carol Porcenaluk, and Herb and Ardis Witkoske. Steve McClure came home from the hospital on May 9. Please continue to remember Steve and his family. MARTHA WECK would like to thank everyone who remembered her on her 101st birthday. She would also like to thank the Urbana Fire Department for their quick response when she fell which enabled her to do everything she had

planned on her birthday weekend! BIRTHDAYS: May 17 - Kitty Baer, Max Biehl, Jennifer Price, Rodney Titus, Elaina Terrell, Caley Eads. May 18 - Reece Fitch, Judy Eltzroth, Keith Snyder, Kristian Gaerte. May 19 - Ryan Haupert. May 20 Mark Peas. May 21 Angie Bechtold, Ruth Summers. May 22 Nicole Lambert, Kimberly O’Dell, Rhonda Dale. May 23 Jessica (Neale) Breadberg, Andy Hill, S t e p h a n i e Stambaugh, Justin Harper. A N N I V E R SARIES: May 22 -

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A citizen provides review First Farmers Bank of Wabash County & Trust acquires Citizens National Bank Comprehensive Plan draft First Farmers Financial Corp., Converse, and First Citizens of Paris, Inc., Paris, Ill., completed their previously announced merger on May 1, by which Citizens National Bank merged into First Farmers Bank & Trust, the wholly owned subsidiary bank of FFFC. Gene Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Farmers Bank & Trust stated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are extremely excited at the blending of these two organizations. Both banks share the common philosophy of commitment to community banking and rural agriculture. We feel that our combined staffs will be in an excellent position to provide comprehensive financial services to clients in

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(in writing, for the record) to the County Zoning and Planning Commissioners and County Council. We may have missed it, but we see no revealing of the planned rezoning of the county into multitiered agriculture zones without this being made public, we are totally ignorant of the impact on our lives. You are about to determine the rest of your life here in Wabash County. We have briefly shown below some of the Comprehensive Planâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s information to show why this is our opinion. - Median Household Income: (p. 47) Although it shows it has increased, when you factor in inflation, it shows it has d r a m at i c a l ly decreased from 1979 to 2009. Wabash Employment Percent: (p. 50) From 2000 until 2010, almost 50 percent of manufacturing jobs were lost. (40 percent in 2000 to 23 percent in 2010); agriculture, forest, fishing and hunting increased from 1.5 percent to 3.2 percent; health care and social assets remained at about the same percent; and retail trade declined from 14 percent to 10 percent. Land Use Introduction: (p. 73) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Objective â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Enact a strong farmland preservationâ&#x20AC;?. This leads us to believe the intent is to move towards larger farms with a smaller number of farm workers, deforest the land, push population into

towns, incorporate multi-tier agricultural zoning and take away freedoms from rural landowners. Also, see Appendix H where they want you to sign off from any complains against an agriculture enterprise (including a new or existing large animal farm). We need protection added in here that protects our health. - Environment: (p. 75) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goal is to protect aquifers; incentives for agriculture to incorporate best practices in all agriculture and agriculture related operations; good preservation of natural wooded areas and wetlands; good environmental impact on recreational areas in county.â&#x20AC;? This goal is very good, but must have strong enforcement and the Appendix H â&#x20AC;&#x153;A g r i c u l t u r e Compatibility Clauseâ&#x20AC;? nullifies most of these goals. Without concrete guidelines for restricting pollution of air and groundwater from large CAFĂ&#x2030; and CFO animal farms, our air and water can be polluted much faster and heavier than by cities. - Appendix H (p. 136) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sample, A g r i c u l t u r e Compatibility Clauseâ&#x20AC;?: This is what they are recommending that new rural homeowners or prospective businesses agree to before they will let them build or expand in the county. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, acknowledges and agrees that the real estate is in or adjacent to an area zoned forâ&#x20AC;Śanimal

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Valerie Vance and James Moore Jr. wed March 31 The wedding ceremony that united Valerie DeLane Vance and James Lee Moore Jr. in marriage was held March 31 at Christian Heritage Church. Charles Duane Easterday officiated. A rehearsal dinner was held at Christian Heritage Church on March 30. Given in marriage by Rick and Lynn Vance and Elna Lantz, the bride wore a white Alfred Angelo gown trimmed with red and with a red train. Some beading and sequins were sewn onto the front and trim of the gown. She carried a red bouquet of calla lilies. Melissa Marie Vance was the maid of honor. Kaila Adams was an honor bridesmaid. Shea Greene was a bridesmaid. Kyiah Elmore was a junior bridesmaid. They were red dresses

that had black overlay with silver sequin sandles and carried white bouquets of calla lilies. Terry L. Thomas was the best man. Groomsmen were Mark Moore and Justin Moore. The groom wore a black suit with a red dress shirt and black tie. Groomsmen wore black dress shirts and black dress pants with red ties. Mackalyn and Lisa Greene were flower girls. Landon and Tyler Adams were ring bearers, they wore bow ties. Dakota and Adam Harts were ushers. They wore white dress shirts with red ties. Wonda Elmore was the photographer and she also coordinated many details of the wedding. Video was taken by Kristenn McBride and Christian Heritage

Church. Taffy Lantz helped with floral decorations, Sherry Harts helped with decorating the church and taking extra pictures. Lora and Ron Nordman helped clean up the church along with Marsha Hicks and Amy Moore. The bride and groom exchanged necklaces from a special family tree that was placed at the altar area to the song, “God Gave Me You.” The bride walked down the aisle to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the couple took their first steps as man and wife to “From this Moment” by Shania Twain. Deputy Ben Mota transported the bride and groom from the church to the reception. A reception was held at Elks Lodge,

Wabash. Food was catered from Subway, Huntington, and Rick Vance and Elna Lantz. Rather than traditional wedding cake, cupcakes dipped in chocolate were served. Cake was made by Create-aCake, Kokomo. The reception was decorated with red and white calla lilies and other lilies as well as tea lights and an Eiffel Tower centerpiece. Phillip Urschel helped to decorate the reception hall and served food at the reception. Jeff Rocky was the DJ. The bride and groom shared their first dance to “Had You From Hello”. Valerie is the daughter of Rick and Lynn Vance. James is the son of James L. Moore Sr. and Barbara Moore. Elna Lantz was grandmother of the bride.

Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Suspect arrested on drug charges Camp to be held again Sheriff Bob Land announced this week that the 33rd annual Indiana Sheriffs Youth Leadership Camp will be held in June and July. There will be two camp sessions, the first being held June 13 thru the 15 at Pine Creek Camp in Pine Village (Warren County) for the northern part of the state. The second session will be held July 10 thru the 12 at Waycross Episcopal Camp in

Morgantown (Brown County) for the southern part of the state. The Sheriffs Youth Leadership Camp is a program provided by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association for boys and girls who are currently in grades seven and eight, and are interested in learning more abut a possible career in law enforcement. The camp provides a very meaningful experi-

ence and a relationship with other campers from throughout the state, and with sheriff officers who serve as camp counselors and instructors. Any boy or girl in grades seven or eight and are interested in attending the camp should contact the sheriff ’s office or your school counselor for an application and additional information..

On May 3, at approximately 3 a.m, Deputy Dustin Hurst of Wabash County Sheriff ’s Department conducted a traffic stop on CR 1300 N. just west of Meridian

Road. The driver of the vehicle, Jesse Farmer, 22, of North Manchester, had went left of center, and was driving with a false or fictitious license plate, and was also driv-

search warrant on Weir’s residence at 7854 E 300 S, Marion. During their search, officers allegedly found 35 marijuana plants, approximately one pound of processed marijuana, and approximately $2,500 worth of hydroponic growing equipment. Weir was arrested and incarcerated in the Grant County Jail on two class D felony charges for cultivating marijuana and maintaining

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Chamber announces ribbon cutting for Premier Home Healthcare The Wabash County Chamber of C o m m e r c e M e m b e r s h i p C o m m i t t e e announces that member business Premier Home Health Care will have an official Ribbon Cutting on May 17, beginning at 11:30 a.m Premier Home Health Care is a family owned business

that is based out of Marion. Amy Ancil is the clinical director for the Wabash branch. Premier is dedicated to delivering the highest quality health care services for their clients’ that is responsive and proactive for their ever-changing needs. Their services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Premier Home Health Care strives to provide all levels of home health care, working with your physicians to allow patients to stay in their homes. Premier believes that “family” is important in the home and in their business. They treat all of their clients with the respect, dignity, and

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PIANIST JASON GORNTO (at piano) and vocalist Ellen Mock perform a selection of Broadway hits to Honeywell House audience members. Gornto, a choral director at Peru High School, is also a member of Swamp Water Stompers, Tuxedo Junction and City Circus Band. Mock, corporate relations manager at the Honeywell Center, also performs with various bands in the Peru-Wabash area. Precious Gems and Metals, and Hank and Karen Decker provided sponsorship for the event. (photo provided)

BOTH MILLER’S MERRY MANOR FACILITIES in Wabash join together quarterly to sponsor a luncheon and bingo at the Dallas Winchester Senior Center. A meal is provided and bingo is enjoyed by all. There are always great prizes for the winner of each game, as well as a cover-all prize. In addition, attendees are encouraged to sign up for a chance to win the grand prize, which is a large storage tote filled with a variety of household items such as cleaning supplies, paper goods, etc. This quarter’s grand prize winner was Helen Wenger. Wenger is pictured with Pat Ward, administrator of Wabash East; Kim Gilbert, admissions coordinator for both facilities; and Summer Becker, Miller’s West. (photo provided)

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Larissa Shoemaker and Sara Gable ‘12 named to Ryan Ross to wed July 9 Dean’s List at Marietta College Marietta College student Sara Gable, North Manchester, has been named to the Spring 2012 Dean’s List. Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.749 in a given semes-

ter is recognized as a Dean’s List student for that semester. Gable, a graduate of Manchester High School, is majoring in Theatre at Marietta. Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta

College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,400 full-time students. The College offers more than 40

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State champion dairy team shares FFA’s impact with Kiwanis Club Members of the North Miami Dairy Team expressed how the FFA has affected their lives at the Wabash Kiwanis Club’s meeting on May 8. Team members Michael Fouts, Kyleigh See, Alisha Larissa Shoemaker of Wabash and Ryan Ross of Westport announce their engagement. Larissa is the daughter of Janet Shoemaker of Wabash and the late Larry Shoemaker. She became a specialist in school psychology at Eastern Kentucky University. She is employed at Wabash-Miami Area Program for Exceptional Children. Ryan is the son of Ronnie and Kathy Ross of Westport. He earned associate’s degrees at Lincoln Tech and Indiana Business College. He is employed at Columbus Regional Hospital. The couple plans to wed on July 9 in Charleston, S.C.

Two Public/NonProfit awards were given. The Wabash C o u n t y Commissioners received an award for their work on the County Courthouse, specifically the new entry doors. The H o n e y w e l l Foundation accepted an award for the exterior renovation of the Eagles Theatre. Four Commercial awards were presented: Jo Wood for the work on her building

at 70-74 W. Market Street; Lemak LLC for 41 W. Canal Street; Tom Spiece for 58 W. Canal Street, and; Stan Walter for 3 E. Canal Street. The awards are given each year to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month. “People in our community deserve to be recognized for the hard work they put into preserving and restoring their historic sites and structures,” said

ership and public speaking skills. Because the team placed in the top three at the National FFA Career Development Event, it has been invited to compete in the Royal Highland Livestock Show in Edinburgh, Scotland,

this summer. Donations are currently being accepted to offset the expenses of the trip, and those willing to contribute may contact Renelle Pfaffenbach at 765833-6533.

Do you have a story worth sharing? The Paper is always looking for story ideas from our readers. Do you know someone who has a unique hobby or an interesting story that should be shared with the entire county? If so, call Brent Swan, Shaun Tilghman, or Danielle Smith at 260-563-8326, or email news@thepaperofwabash.com.

Building Owners honored with Preservation Awards

The Mayor and the City of Wabash’s Historic Preservation Commission, honored building owners with Historic Preservation Awards at the City Council meeting on May 14th. Carrying on a tradition that began in 2006. Awards are given in three categories, including, residential, commercial and public/non-profit. In the past only one award in each category was granted; however, there have been so many exciting preservation projects in the past couple of years that seven were awarded for 2012. The following building owners were awarded for their outstanding efforts in restoring and preserving Wabash’s historic and architectural character. One residential award went to Parker and Katie Beauchamp for the work on their home at 180 N. Miami St.

Towner and Bryant See were named this year’s State Champion Dairy Team. The team is coached by Glen Jones. Each member described to the Kiwanis Club how the FFA taught them lead-

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North Manchester Rotary says thank you for the Pancake Breakfast memories ear editor, The North Manchester Rotary is grateful for the tremendous community support for its Election Day Pancake Breakfast on May 8, said President Kay Batdorf. The club served more than 320 meals, filling the Scout Hall in Warvel

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Laketon Legion Auxiliary holds April meeting The Laketon American Legion Auxiliary carried out the April Children and Youth program through one of their members, Sharon Meredith, teacher of Area Five Head Start program in Wabash. This is a ‘free program’ to qualifying families for children reaching age three by Aug. 1. Head Start with certified staff offers individual teaching; nutritional meals; hearing, visual and speech screenings; health and social services; and services for children with special needs. Mrs. Meredith stated she currently has 17 children ages

three, four, and five for five hours a day, four days a week. She shared some of the projects, one of which included the making and baking of a gingerbread boy that ran away. The children’s “work” was put together in a “book form” and thanks to Heckman bindery in North Manchester, it is being bound into a book and copies will be made for each child. It is a very rewarding job and one she enjoys carrying out the duties and responsibilities and working with the children and parents. School types of supplies are always

CARRIE MCLAIN OF NORTH MANCHESTER graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing on April 28 from Indiana Wesleyan University. She graduated Cum Laude, which means she had a grade-point average for honors of 3.5 to 3.69. She graduated in 2008 from Manchester High School. Her parents are Greg and Betty McLain of North Manchester. (photo provided)

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ie baking day on June 6 to prepare for next cookie troop shipment. VA&R chairman, Thelma Butler, thanked the members and many others who donated items for the Homeless Vets. Items are still coming and will have a total value for the May meeting. President Chris Haecker thanked the volunteers for their contribution to the every Monday breakfast and lunch offered from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. to the public. Haecker stated that he appreciates the community support to the success of the fund raising event to enable the auxiliary to carry out it programs to the veterans, our youth and the community. She appointed nominating committee of Thelma Butler, Linda Torpy, and Shirley Price to prepare for the election of officers at the May meeting.

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Commodity Supplemental Food Program still accepting applications

The Commodity Food Program continues to accept registrations from income eligible older adults (60+) in Wabash County for a once a month supplemental food distribution. Food items will vary, but will include items in these categories: cereal, juice, protein, milk, peanut butter/legumes, potatoes/grains, cheese, fruits and vegetables. The case of items will weigh approximately 40 pounds.

Proof of income and residency will be required for this program. Registrations will be accepted at the Roann Food Pantry on Chippewa Street from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 18. Ongoing registrations are accepted at two locations: in Wabash, the Food Pantry at the Winchester Senior Center will accept applications Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays through Fridays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more

information, call 260563-4475. In North Manchester, the Garber Simmons Senior Center at the Thomas Marshall School will accept applications from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call NeVonna Allen at 260-982-0535. This program is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, Indiana State Department of Health, Second

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Manchester to honor science benefactor Herbert Chinworth at May 20 commencement

Manchester College will laud Dow Chemical Co. scientist and Manchester sciences benefactor Herbert E. Chinworth with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at commencement on May 20. Chinworth, who attended Manchester in the early ‘40s, also is the speaker for the 2:30 p.m. ceremony, before the college confers more than 250 bachelor’s degrees in majors ranging from chemistry to education and accounting

to exercise science and English. The college also will award two master’s in athletic training degrees. For much of his career, Chinworth supervised a Dow catalyst plant in Ludington, Mich. After two years at Manchester, he completed his engineering studies at Purdue University in 1943. During World War II, he served on a landing craft for the U.S. Navy, then earned a master’s degree from the University of

Michigan. Chinworth and his wife, Arlene, are longtime benefactors and dear friends of Manchester College and have retired to North Manchester. They honored one of his mentors, Chemistry Professor Harry R. Weimer, by funding a wing of the Science Center in his name. They also have funded a laboratory and learning equipment in the Science Center. Baccalaureate services begin at 11 a.m.

on May 20 in Cordier Auditorium. The public is invited. Commencement exercises begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Physical Education and Recreation Center (PERC). Guests without tickets for reserved seating will want to arrive early for the open seating; doors open at 1:30 p.m. For more information about the 2012 Manchester College graduation, visit http://www.manchester.edu/graduation/i ndex.htm.

Wabash Retired Teachers Association holds meeting The Wabash County Retired T e a c h e r s Association met at Heartland Career Center, April 19. Mary Jane Toepfer, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, opened the meeting. The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved. Catherine Daywalt was in attendance and recognized as one of the original founders of WCRTA. Bettie Miller reported that 98 books have been donated to the Youth Bureau. Juanita Rapp reminded members to keep track of their volunteer hours to be reported to the state at a later date. Nancy Kolb has been selected as one of the top volunteers in the state of Indiana. She

was recognized at the State Teachers’ Representative Meeting in Indianapolis, May 16. After enjoying lunch prepared by Heartland’s culinary class, Art Conner presented the travel

program, My “Irish Roots” Discovery Tour. He showed slides and related stories regarding many interesting places in Ireland, including Dublin, Kinsale, Dingle, Galway, and Belfast.

After the presentation members were reminded the next meeting would be at the Peabody Retirement Center, June 21. President Toepfer adjourned the meeting.

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LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine; Phone 765-981-2101; Pastor Rick Smalling; Youth Pastor Jared Kidwell. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship 10:00 am. Nursery Available. Wabash Christian Church, 110 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-4179; Rev. Melinda Kammerer, Pastor; Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Nursery provided. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE CHURCH Christian Heritage Church, 2776 River Rd.; Tim Prater, pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Radio Ministry 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Sunday WKUZ 95.9 FM. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass St., 563-8503; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. (Kidz Worship, ages 4 through Grade 3); Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Family Night: activities include AWANA (6:30 p.m.); Alliance Allies (Teens) 7:00 p.m.; Adult Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 p.m. Nursery provided. Handicap Accessible. CHURCH OF CHRIST

Erie Street Free Will Baptist Church, 1056 Erie Street, Wabash; phone 563-8616; Hobert Meek, pastor, 563-8616. Sunday School, 10:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.; Youth Service, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Transportation and nursery available. Sunday morning radio broadcast from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. Sundays mornings on Oldies 106. Grand Street Baptist Church, 1655 Grand Street, Wabash; John Denniston, pastor, phone 765-981-2868; church phone: 563-8409. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning Service 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening 6:00 p.m. BRETHREN CHURCH Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 103 North Third St., Liberty Mills, IN; Church Phone: (260) 982-6169. Pastor: Kelly Beutler; Associate Pastor: Erin Huiras. Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship: 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School All Ages: 9:45 a.m.; Fellowship Time: 10:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship: 11:00 a.m. Wabash Church of the Brethren, Wabash Church of the Brethren. 645 Bond Street ( off Falls Avenue) 260-5635291. Kay Gaier, Pastor. Wherever you are on life’s journey, come join us as we continue the work of Jesus, Peacefully, Simply, Together. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Children’s church available during worship. Handicap accessible. CATHOLIC St. Bernard Catholic, Corner of Cass & Sinclair Sts.; Fr. Sextus Don, Pastor. Parish Office and Rectory: 207 N. Cass St., phone 563-4750. Saturday Evening Mass 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. (Sept. thru May); 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (June thru August); CCD 9:30 a.m. each Sunday during school year. Weekday Masses: Mon., Wed., Fri., 5:30 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4:15 -5:15 p.m. Saturday or anytime by appointment. St. Patrick Catholic, Lagro, Mass at 12:30 p.m. first Sunday of each month. CHARISMATIC Victory Christian Fellowship, -Not religion...relationship! 112 W. Main Street, North Manchester, IN; (260) 9828357; www.victorynm.org; Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Prayer Service 9:15 a.m.; Wednesday Worship Service 7:00 p.m.; Bookstore Hours: Tues. - Fri. 9:30 to 5:30/before and after each service. CHRISTIAN Dora Christian Church, located 1 1/2 miles South of Salamonie Dam, Lagro; phone 260-782-2006. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Early Service 8:15 a.m.; Church Service 10:30 a.m. Minister: Mark Wisniewski.

Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 4 miles north of Wabash on St. Rd. 15; phone 563-4109; website: http://www.bachelorcreek.com; Solomon David, Senior Minister; Michael Eaton, Worship Minister; Cheryl Eaton, Director Of Music & Arts; David Lloyd, Children’s Minister; Linda Mirante, Associate Ministries; Aaron McClary, Minister of Connections; Kathy Henderson, Director of “Happy Days” Preschool. Dual Bible School & Worship, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Church of Christ at Treaty, 5 Miles South of Wabash on St. Rd. 15 to 50 E, (N about 1000 feet); Doug Oakes, minister; Artie Weisenbarger, youth minister. Church phone (765) 981-4345. Bible School 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Services 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Wednesday evening meal at 5:45 p.m. Adult study & youth activity for all ages begins at 6:30 p.m. Church of Christ at Wabash, 1904 N. Wabash St., Wabash (corner of N. Wabash St. & State Route 24); Evangelist Guy G. Provance Jr.; office phone 563-8234. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Worship Hour 10:00 a.m.; Evening Worship Hour 6:30 p.m.; Mid-Week Bible Study & Youth J.A.M. Program on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Classes & activities for all ages. DVS June 6-8 from 6 to 8 nightly. It is kids from age 13 and below. Can call the church for enrollment or any questions CHURCH OF GOD (ANDERSON) First Church of God, 525 N. Miami St., Wabash; church 563-5346; Robert Rensberger, pastor. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. for all ages; Continental Breakfast at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship service. Stair lift available. COMMUNITY CHURCH Grace Fellowship Church - Where Christ is our Passion and People are our Purpose, 4652 S. 100 W., Wabash; phone 260-563-8263; Pastor Rick Harrison. Sunday Morning: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: Faith In Action 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening: Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m . FRIENDS CHURCH Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash; phone 563-8452; www.wabashfriends.org; email: becky@wabashfriends.org; Alex Falder, lead pastor; Scott Makin, Director of Counseling; Rich Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach Co-Pastor; Sandy Davis, Adult Fellowship and Outreach CoPastor; Patrick Byers, Worship Pastor; Brandon Eton, Youth Pastor; Kathy Jaderholm, Children’s Pastor. David Phillips, Pastoral Care. First Service 8:00 a.m.; Second Service 10:30 a.m.; Third Service 10:35 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Handicap Accessible.

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LUTHERAN Living Faith Church, worship service this Sunday at Falls Chapel, 725 Falls Avenue begins at 10:00 am. Please join us for an uplifting worship service filled with contemporary and traditional music, prayer, and a Bible-based message. Bible study classes for all ages begin at 9:00 am with fellowship time after worship. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship, inspiration and fellowship. Our facility is handicap accessible. www.livingfaithwabash.org Zion Lutheran Church, (Missouri Synod), 173 Hale Drive, Wabash – (260) 563-1886; Sunday School 9:15a.m.; Morning worship 10:30a.m.; Sunday Service - May 20th Rev. Jeremy Yeadon will conduct the Worship Service, Holy Communion will be observed, Organist is Susan Garrett, Elder is Jim Nicely, Communion Assistant is Kevin Teulker, Usher is Max Torpy, and Acolyte is Hallie Zolman. Trinity Lutheran Church, (ELCA)1500 S. Wabash St., Wabash, IN 46992, 260.563.6626, trinitylutheran@kconline.com. We worship our Lord each Sunday at 9 a.m. with a Gospel-based message and Holy Communion. There is a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following the service. We are handicap accessible and everyone is welcome at Trinity! CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester; Phone: 260-982-2882; www.brightlightccc.org; Sunday Praise & Worship Services - 8:30 & 11:00 AM. Sunday School for all ages: 10:00 AM. Celebrate Recovery to help overcome life’s hurts, habits & hangups Thursday Worship at 7-7:40 PM; Gender-based small groups at 7:45-8:30 PM. Celebration Station for children 12 and under during the same time. Pastors JP Freeman and Sebrena Cline. WESLEYAN CHURCH Washington Street Wesleyan Church, 480 Washington Street, Wabash. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m.. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Praise. Pastor Rev. Steve Hudson. Home phone 260569-1121. Cell 260-571-3219 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Christian Fellowship Church, 1002 State Road 114 East N. Manchester, IN 46962; Service times: Sundays -- Sunday School, 9 AM; Worship and Kids Church, 10 AM; Evening Service, 7 PM; Birthday Dinner the first Sunday night of the month: 6 PM. Wednesday night: Adult Bible Study: 7 PM; Missionettes and Royal Rangers: 7 PM. Youth Group: Sunday Nights at 6 PM. Children's Choir: Wednesdays at 6 PM. Second Sunday of each month, 7 PM, Possibilities Support Group for parents of children with special needs. We specialize in ministering to people with special needs and welcome families of children with autism and developmental delays. Come as you are. We don't follow rules, we follow Jesus. Everyone is welcome no matter what walk of life you are from. Pastors Eddie and Karla Akins 260-578-0190. On the web: http://cfcpeople.org. Email:eddieakins@gmail.com Dinner Table Ministries, 31 E. Market St. Wabash, IN. Phone: 260-571-7686 or 260-274-2145. Pastor Roxane Mann; www.dinnertableministries.com; Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Kids Church 12 p.m., wednesday 6 p.m.; Our focus is on a Verse by Verse style, to better know Christ and His word is to be transformed in His light of lasting truth. Feast from His Table of spiritual food.; Celebrating Life in Restoration; Friday 7:15 p.m. Support group of Restoration from addictions, and hang ups and habits. Men/Women. Wednesday noon women only. Encouraging Truth Ministries, Nixon Room in the Honeywell Center; Pastor Jackie Weaver; phone 765833-4793. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Faith Harvest Fellowship Church, meets in the Bowen Center gymnasium at 255 N Miami St. Wabash, IN. Pastor Bruce Hostetler can be reached at 260-571-0548 or 260-563-4282. The church office is located at 2609 S. 100 W. Wabash, IN. We focus on knowing Christ and making Christ known through personal and community transformation. Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for food and fellowship followed by our worship celebration and Children’s worship at 10:15 a.m. YOU are also invited to our Wednesday evening Going Deeper class from 6:30-8 p.m.

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New Foundations Ministries Freedom Center, 111 Falls Ave., Wabash; phone 260-569-0630; Pastor Rick Tolley. Sunday Adult Bible Study & Fellowship 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7pm Bible Study. Center for biblical council by appointment. Roann Church, corner of Chippewa & Beamer Sts. in Roann; phone (765) 833-9931; fax (765) 833-6561 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.; Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Children’s Worship: 10:00 a.m.; Pastor - Brad Eckerley; Youth Pastor Jody Tyner; Pastoral Care Minister - Donna Stiver; Sunday, May 20, 2012 Our Worship Leader for this Sunday is Austin Carrothers. Our greeter’s for this Sunday will be Don and Vickie Keim and Steve and Pat Betten. Pastor Brad Eckerley will be sharing the message with us. we invite all to come and worship.; May 20 - Mission Dinner immediately after the service.; May 22- Deacon’s meeting 7 p.m.; Men’s Bible Study meets Wednesday mornings at 6:30 a.m.; “The Source” Youth Ministry meets every Sunday at 6 p.m.; Small groups meet at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings. St. Paul’s County Line Church, 3995N 1000W, Phone 786-3365. Non-Denominational. Pastor Conrad Thompson. Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Worship at 10:00 a.m. Youth program 6-8 p.m. on Sunday. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN Presbyterian Church, 123 W. Hill St., Wabash; phone 260-563-8881; fax 260-563-8882; Minister Rev. Jonathan Cornell; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.. Worship 10:30 a.m.; Junior Church available for children kindergarden - 4 th grade. Coffee hour & fellowship 11:30 a.m.; Nursery Available Prayer Partners every Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at Mary Henderson’s. e-mail: office@wabashpresbyterian.com; website: WabashPresbyterian.com, handicap accessible sanctuary. UNITED METHODIST Christ United Methodist Church, intersections of Wabash, Stitt & Manchester Ave.; phone 563-3308. Phil Lake, pastor. Facilities & provisions for the physically handicapped, hearing & sight impaired. Air conditioned. Chapel Worship 8:00 a.m.; Sanctuary Worship 10:00 a.m. with pre-school childcare, Multi-Media Worship W/Praise Team & Band; Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Services 02 / 27 / 11 Scripture: Book of John, Sermon: “Did you hear the snow?” By Rev. Philip Lake, Pastor. 8:00am service Greeter: Laura Thomas, Usher: Frank Nordman. 10:00am service Liturgist: Mary Ellen Clark, Greeters: Judy Decker, Tom & Janet Ross, Ushers: Lalon Allen, Ike Binkerd, J.P. Mattern, Rollin McCoart First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass St. Wabash, IN; (260)563-3108.; Senior Pastor Kurt Freeman, Minister of Family Life and Outreach Heather Olson-Bunnell, Youth Director Mandi Liley.; Sunday School for Adults & Teens 9:00 a.m.; Children’s Breakfast Club & Activities 9:00 a.m.; Traditional Service 9:30 a.m.; Worship & Children’s Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.; Discipleship Classes 9:30 a.m. & 11:01 a.m.; Nursery available for morning activities, UMYF at 6:00 p.m.; Kids First Day Care open M-F from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. children age 4 weeks thru Pre-School, Director Missie Edwards. LaFontaine United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57 (Kendall & Main St.), LaFontaine; Phone: 765.981.4021; Email: lafontaineumc@embarqmail.com Pastor Brad Garrett. Sunday School Adult & Teens: 9:00 a.m.; Children’s Breakfast Club & Activities: 9:00 a.m.; Worship & Children’s Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.; Nursery is provided; Men’s Fellowship is the 1st Sunday of each month 8:00 a.m.; Prayer and Share every Wednesday 5:45 p.m.; Bible Study every Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East Second St., North Manchester; (260) 982-7537; Pastor Kevin G. Dekoninck. (260) 578-2160; Worship 8:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship Time 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.


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Auctions SUNDAY MAY 20, 2012 11:00 A.M. Location: Wabash Co. 4-H Fairgrounds. Articles: Articles, collectibles, Griswold collection, furniture & household. Owner: Brunk Conley. Auctioneer: Snyder & Lange. THURSDAY MAY 24, 2012 4:00 P.M. Location: 259 Forrest Ave., Wabash. Auctioneer: Snyder & Lange Auctioneering. SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2010 9:00 A.M. REAL ESTATE SELLS AT 10:00 A.M. OPEN HOUSE: MAY 13, 2-4 & MAY 17, 5-7P.M. Location: 1028 W 50 N, Wabash, watch for Snyder & Lange signs. Articles: 4 bdrm house w/large garage on 2+ acres; 150+ Longaberger collection, appliances, household, antiques, collectibles, tools & more. Owner: Claudia S. Draper. Auctioneer: Snyder & Lange Auctioneering.

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$22,995 Low Miles, V6, All Power Stock # C221D

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 Wabash County GARAGE SALE: 2 miles eat of Diehl Machines on Baumbauer. Girl’s 4T-6X, young men’s, s. ladies, vintage Barbie clothes, desk, oak entertainment , slide, HP scanner, changing pad, household, paintball gun w/accessories. Thurs. & Fri., May 17 & 18, 8-5. Watch for signs, rain or shine! GARAGE SALE: 4101S 150W, Fri., May 18, 9-5 & Sat., May 19, 9-noon. Misc. items, mostly adult size clothing, desk & chair, some kitchen items. UNIQUE GARDEN Decor, antiques, dried florals, grapevine wreathes, vintage fabric crafts. An eclectic sale!! Sat., 10a.m.2p.m., take 100S, north of 24 to 475W, Moore, 722S 475W.

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Furniture, End Tables, Sofas, Bunkbeds, Table & Chairs, Washer, Linen Bedding, 12’ Fiberglass, Fishing Boat, Pool Ladder, Filing Cabinet, Marble Top Dresser & Bed, Antiques & Colectibles, Old Tools, Pre 1950 Coca Cola Cooler, Adult Size Clothing, Harley Davidson Parts. GARAGE SALE: 704 Courtland Ave. (by Old 15 & Dora Rd.), May 19, Sat. Only 8-1. Bookshelves, TV’s, pots & pans, dishes, glasses, chairs, tables, pictures, teacher supplies, children books, amp. & sub., name brand clothes & misc. items. MULTI-FAMILY BARN Sale: 1211 E. SR 124, Sat. ONLY, May 19, 8a.m.3p.m., NO EARLY SALES! LARGE GARAGE Sale (Shoemakers), north of Wabash on SR15, near 15/16 intersection. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. (open anytime), Razz moped, golf clubs: small boys, girls, teen, mens XL clothing, microwaves & more.

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Helping Hands of Wabash County, INC. 20 E. Canal St. Donations Accepted during business hours only Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 9:00 - 5:00 Wed., & Sat. 9:00 - 12:00 We don’t Accept Left-Over Garage or Rummage Sale Items.

PICTURES, DISHES, Vera Bradley, pillows, curtains, books, sewing box, bread machine, Christmas, many other things. Thurs., May 17 & Fri., May 18, 9-4. 1110 Indian Hills Dr.

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APPLIANCES - HOUSEHOLD - TOOLS

Kenmore Side-by-side refrigerator; GE Washer; Kenmore Dryer; Gibson upright freezer; oak table w/4 pedestal chairs; Blond dining room suite; roll top desk; ent. center; brass bed; dresser & Chest of drawers; jewelry cabinet; sewing cabinet; cabinet base; end tables; plant stands; wicker bassinet; sofas; recliner; floor lamp; lawn chairs; utility cabinets; microwave cart; dishes; pots & pans; microwave; Kenmore dehumidifier; wardrobe; sweeper; Tasco telescope; TV; stereo; Photo Master camera; Uniden scanner; sm. appliances; TOOLS: Ace 16.HP 42” riding mower; Lawn Boy push mower; Johnson boat motor; leaf blower; reel mower; lawn spreader; wheel barrow; garden tools; boat oars; ladders; hand & power tools; Craftsman work bench; gas grill; lawn swing; fire pit; fish poles; ice fish box; fish baits; Muskee Fish mount; Leather working tools & Supplies; stag handled hunting knife; skeet thrower; trolling motor;

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High boy chest of drawer; dresser; Library table; Carnival pcs; Fenton pcs.; Bavaria & Austria pcs; McCoy pcs; hobnail opalescent vase; Imperial glass; milk glass; Depression glass; Ruby glass; art glass pcs.; pressed glass; lead glass; Cranberry vase; deep bowls; collector plates; paperweights; bell collection; angel figurines; vases; figurines; Pyrex bowls; alum. Roaster; set of Homer Laughlin dishes; set of china; Fiesta plates; stemware; silver plate pcs; retro lamp; architectural ginger bread pieces; hammered alum. pieces; globe made from stones of the World; baskets; records; Elvis record; wood rocking horse; cookbooks; punch set; sled; costume jewelry; set of flatware; old cameras; 1955 Esquire pin-up calendar; Poosh-M-Up Jr. marble game; Boy Scout flashlight; Boy Scout books; table linens; Norman Rockwell prints; old Life Mags.; 1965 & 66 Indy 500 programs; Tyco toy train track; marbles; Little Lady toy stove; Vintage toys inc.: Buddy L, Structo, Tonka; Vintage Sports Illustrated Mags.; Coleman Lantern; Coleman camp stove; COINS: Morgan Silver Dollars; Peace Dollars; Barber Halves; Mercury dimes; War pennies;

MOVING SALE: Sat., May 19, 9-4. 308 N. Mill. Furniture, household items, infant/children’s clothes/toys, adult clothes, queen bed & mattress, bookcases, cabinets, lamps, filing cabinet, Dell desktop computer, window A/C, vintage wheelchair, lawn mowers, planting pots & more.

$13,900

819 N. Main St. - Andrews, IN 2 Bedroom Home - 788 Sq. Ft. - Partial Basement 12 x 30 Garage ge - Same Owner for 50 YYears ears Seller has moved into a retirement home and is motivated to sell! Inspect - Arrange Inez Hysong - Seller Steve Ness, Auction Managerr, Cell 260-417-6556 Fiancing- Bid your price Statements made the day of auction take precedence over previous printedd materials or any oral statements. Terms: Call for more info or For Fo orr F Free re ee eR Re Recorded ecor eco ec or d de ed Ms ed M Msg, sg, sg g, Ca C Call alll 1 1-877-297-7407 -87 -8 77-297-7407 7 72 7-2 297-7407 97 7--7407 7 740 74 07 7 ID ID 6150 61 150 50 visit our website.

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Take SR 15 north from Silver Lake to 8484 S. SR 15, Claypool, IN. Watch for auction signs!

8484 S. SR 15, Claypool, IN. A 3 Bedroom, one story home with a living room, large family Chad Metzger room, 2 baths, a 2 car garage (260) 982-9050 and several outbuildings! $1,000 down auction Halderman Terms: day with the balance at closReal Estate Services ing. Possession at closing. Phone # 1 (800) Real Estate taxes will be 424-2324 prorated. The home is being Lic.#AC69200019 sold “AS IS.” No survey. The owner reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.

CAR - TRUCK - APPLIANCES - HOUSEHOLD

1993 Cadillac w/108,000 miles; 1989 Chevy Silverado w/132,000 miles; Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator; Frigidaire gas stove; Norge washer & dryer; small chest freezer; TV’s; glass front hutch; oak pedestal table & chairs; (2) 3 pc. bedroom suites; wood desk; curio cabinet; entertainment center; pair of oak drop leaf end tables; newer Basset sofa; (2) Lazy Boy recliners; rocker recliner; swivel rocker; wood rocker; (2) newer lift chairs; microwave stand; filing cabinet; pots & pans; dishes; utensils; Christmas décor; bedding; elec. fireplace; concrete urns; fountain; porch swing; bird bath; pet carrier;

COIN COLLECTION - COLLECTIBLES

1905 $2.50 gold piece; 1879-O Morgan dollar; Large $1 silver certificate; 1886 Seated dime; 1857 Seated half; 2 cent pcs.; large cents; Walking halves; Booker T halves; Kennedy halves; Columbian Exposition half; Franklin halves; Franklin half book w/36 coins; Standing quarters; Barber quarters; $5 silver certificate; $1 silver certificate; $2 bills; Presidential coin collection; coin books; early foreign coins; Jefferson nickels; Mercury dimes; Indian Head cents; Eisenhower dollars; Wheat cents; COLLECTIBLES: colored glass; ruby glass; oil lamp; figurines; owl cookie jar; stemware; porcelain thimble collection; Rogers silver flatware set; Franklin Mint mini bell collection; owls; lamps; binoculars; costume jewelry; set of Junior Classics books; record albums;

TRACTOR - EQUIPMENT - TOOLS

Ford 8N tractor; Yamaha Enticer 250 snowmobile; 2 bttm. plow; 3 pt. disk; Wheel Horse 211-4 garden tractor; hay bunk feeder; feeder; horse tank; youth saddle; Kerosene heater; gas stove; elec. motors; table saw; 11 drawer 2 pc. Toolbox; automotive tools; power tools; hand tools; garden tools; bench grinder; pipe wrenches; chain binder; pipe threaders; pipe fittings; storm door; step ladder; new Triple radius window;

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YARD SALE: Thurs., May 17, Fri., May 18 & Sat., May 19, 9-5, 106 S. First St., lots of baby girls clothes, jeans all sizes & more.

LARGE YARD Sale: May 18 & 19, Fri. 8-5 & Sat. 8-1, rain date June 7 & 8 (same times), 9641 W. River Rd., highway 14 to Collamer, turn south, cross bridge, turn right & follow signs or highway 13 to Liberty Mills. Go through town to 4th St., turn left & then right at old school building. Go approx. 3 miles, follow signs. Antiques, collectibles, clothing, fishing equipment, old tools & Christmas decorations.

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Chad Metzger, AU10200057

HUGE GARAGE Sale: Computer center, namebrand girl’s clothes premie2T (Halo sleepsacks, Corky coats, Children’s Place), books, numerous baby items, pack-n-play, strollers, maternity clothes, home decor. 703 Bond St., 8-4 Fri., 8-12, Sat.

RUMMAGE SALE: Thurs. 6-8, Fri. 9-5 & Sat. 9-3. Nice clean name brand clothes: boy’s nb-9mo., 610 (some toddler boys), girl’s 2T & 3T 8-12; women’s clothes, maternity clothes, baby items, snapn-go stroller, Wii & games, bouncy seat, Bumbo, household items & misc. 14673 N. SR 13, Kerr.

MOTORCYCLE - 3-WHEELER JD MOWER - LAWN & GARDEN - TOOLS

1983 Honda GL motorcycle w/luggage box, 63,581 mi.; 1982 Honda ATC 110 3-wheeler; JD 332 riding lawn mower; Swisher 60” trail mower; 3.5 HP tiller; JD snow blower; JD lawn sweeper; JD lawn sprayer; JD snow blade; JD lawn cart; Yard Man push mower; push mowers; (2) Cub Cadet decks; garden tractor disc; snowmobile trailer; livestock gates; Airco welder on cart; Makita sawzall; air compressor; battery charger; Cub Cadet foot weight; Cub Cadet foot axle; Stihl 025 chainsaw; work benches; saw horses; drill press; bench grinder; tap & die set; Craftsman cordless drill; soldering iron; angle grinder; air saw; crescent wrenches; wrenches; come-a-longs; pipe clamp; bench grinder; gear pullers; C-clamps; vises; machinist vise; chains; hand tools; garden tools; hedge trimmer; hand sprayer; hanging shop heater; hardware; air hose & reel; trouble light; floor jack; Craftsman toolbox; Mac toolbox; IH reflector box; walnut native lumber; lumber; creeper seat; lawn mower seat; shop light; flood lights; 3 wheeler frame; dirt bike frame; lawn mower parts; lawn mower tires; truck tires; aluminum screen doors; OSB sheets; scrap steel; gas cans; ladder; B&S 12 hp. Engine; gas engines; RACING ITEMS: (4) Hoosier racing slick tires 8.0/26.5-15; (2) large BMX riding suits, boots & gloves; Dayton tire sign; helmets; ANTIQUE & HOUSEHOLD: Gulflube oil dispenser; automotive supplies; console TV; stereo system; radio; vanity dresser; dresser; canopies; dehumidifier; air hockey table; exercise bike; weight bench; port-a-grill; bicycle; files;

3 FAMILY Garage Sale, Fri. 9-4 & Sat. 9-?, 402 Country Ln.

$15,995 Leather, LOADED! Spoiler, 1 Owner! Stock # C25U

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GARAGE SALE, Multiple family, May 18 & 19, 8a.m.4p.m., Deloris Clark Estate. Avon jewelry collectibles (large collection) clothes, shoes, books, plastic chairs & misc., 107 Snyder St. (Yellow Timbercrest Apartments).

LaFontaine 9199 S. America Rd., rain or shine, Fri.-Sat., 9-5, Sun. 10-3. Tons of girl’s clothes 0-5T, books, manual treadmill, glassware, 05 Suzuki 6500cc m/c, lots of misc.

Other Rummage

2 HUGE Barn Sales, lots of car, hand & yard tools; hardware, cleaners, country primitives, lots of new & used items. May 18-20, 95. New 24 west into Miami Co., turn left on Paw Paw Pike, to 1234 & 1359 N. Paw Paw Pike, follow orange signs. DENVER BAPTIST Church Fellowship Hall is the site for a rummage breakfast, lunch & bake sale. May 18 & 19, Fri. 8-5 & Sat. 8-2. Part of the Annual Denver community Garage Sales.

Lost & Found FOUND: PRESCRIPTION Chesterfield Sunglasses. Please call 260-563-8326.

$17,995 Golden Eagle Ed, Low Miles, Local Trade Stock # D214D

Articles For Sale $125 QUEEN PILLOWTOP Mattress Set. NEW in Plastic, Can Deliver (260)493-0805

1972 S Wabash St. Wabash, IN 260-563-3156 BARN SALE: Mt. Etna Sawmill, Tues. & Wed., 117, Sat. 10-2. Off 9, 1/2 mile down 124, Mt. Etna. CASH ONLY. Tools, rear tine tiller, freezer, riding mowers, compressors, pet cages, baby gates, chainsaws, dining tables & cedar chests.

A BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, $225, Still in Factory Plastic (260)493-0805. $350 CHERRY Sleigh Bed, NEW, Solid Wood w/NEW PILLOWTOP Mattress Set, un-opened, (260)493-0805.

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(765) 473-6478 LIKE NEW wall furnace, $100; electric heater, $50; 5 piece luggage w/wheels, $100; humidifier, $50; nice 16 place setting & service pieces, $150; quilt rack, $20, 260-563-0100. FOR SALE: 13 ft. trampoline w/safety net enclosure, $125/obo., 260-786-3286. PLANTS, CONCRETE Blocks, carpet tile, 3x5 metal, small woodburning stove, blackboard slate, alum. windows, blue canning jars, Wabash 703565-8018. GOOD APPLIANCES: used washers, dryers, ranges & refrigerators. 30 day warranty! 35 E. Canal St., Wabash, 260-5630147. SMALL CHEST freezer, $100; washer, $50; Stickley rocker, $100; big bird cage & stand, $75, 260-225-5334. MITSUBISHI 64” widescreen TV, like new condition, $500; Washburn electric guitar w/rosewood body & neck w/hard case, new $755, will take $350; solid mahogany billiard table w/leather pockets w/burgundy felt, like new, very nice table, $2000/obo w/accessories, 260-7820004.

PLAYSET W/FORT, swings, monkey bars & sandbox, $200, 260-3304798.

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Babysitting DO YOU need Childcare this summer? Mother of a 4 year old boy has 3 openings for summer care in my home. Large yard w/playground in the shade. Hot lunch & snacks. Falls Ave. extended, references available. Call 260-563-1452.

Services FISH FOR Stocking: Most Varieties Pond Lakes. Laggis’ Fish Farm, 269628-2056 (days) or 269624-6215 (evenings)

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DSM-5 and Bipolar Disorder in children There is a lot of discussion about the proposed new designation for childhood bipolar disorder as Temper Dysregulation Disorder (TDD) in the fifth edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), which will be completed in May 2013. The current designations for bipolar disorder include the following: Bipolar I (one or more mania or mixed episodes with one or more episodes of depression), Bipolar II (one or more depressive episodes with at least one hypomaniac episode), and Bipolar Not Otherwise Specified (NOS), which diagnosis may be made in addition to schizophrenia or various psychotic or delusional disorders. Persons with bipolar disorder know that it sometimes itself has psychotic features such as delusions and hallucinations; anxiety problems; and even some symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as often severe problems with irritability and anger. Bipolar disorder has in the past been diagnosed predominantly in adults 18-25 years of age, but in the past several years, bipolar has been diagnosed in many young children and adolescents, even in toddlers. The DSM-5 proposes to add temper dysregulation disorder as an aid in diagnosing children and adolescents who do not meet the specific criteria of the adult bipolar categories, and there is much argument pro and con for this label. Many doctors believe that the TDD diagnosis will prevent the stigma of a “hard” mental illness diagnosis for children, and will better describe the common childhood bipolar episodes of extreme irritability, tantrums, grandiose thinking, and reckless behaviors. In addition, they believe that with this diagnosis, they will not be labeling children with a lifelong diagnosis of a mental illness. They also think that this diagnosis will preclude the prescription of adult antidepressants and antipsychotics for children. But other practitioners believe that TDD is simply a way of avoiding reality: bipolar disorder is what it is, regardless of labeling. It is possible for the disease to occur in children, and while the limitations of safe treatment options exist, they do not justify ignorance of the disease. While it is becoming apparent that some children are misdiagnosed (for instance, the 2006 court case involving Rebecca Riley and her siblings, diagnosed as toddlers and taking large doses of antipsychotics prescribed by an unscrupulous psychiatrist and deliberately overdosed by greedy, neglectful parents, resulting in Rebecca’s death), others are helped with very mild doses of these medications and personal and family therapy. It will be many years before the actual effects of these powerful drugs on developing minds are fully understood, but any parent who has had a very young child attack a sibling with a knife or threaten or commit suicide will tell you that there is indeed a childhood version of bipolar disorder. A serious problem in the definition of bipolar disorder is presented by pharmaceutical manufacturers, also. While antipsychotic drugs are a Godsend for many people, drug companies are spending more of their budgets on advertising to the general public than ever before. As more and more celebrities are “coming out” as bipolar, more and more patients are going to their doctors, saying, “I have bipolar disorder,” though many of them seem to have little understanding of what the illness entails. The affect of the media “hype” around bipolar disease and its treatments presents a problem for those truly suffering from the illness. Is this a factor to be considered in the formation of a new bipolar diagnosis such as TDD? The physicians who are developing the DSM-5 must take into consideration all these factors before deciding to add TDD to the bipolar spectrum. TDD could help many youngsters with early bipolar disorder, but it could also prolong their exposure to powerful drugs and incompetent or exploitative physicians. Perhaps it would be wiser to leave the diagnoses as they are and reformulate the prescribed treatments with a greater focus on metal health therapy and on life-skills training. In either case, bipolar disorder is a difficult diagnosis to make, and a difficult disorder to treat. Hopefully, physicians will keep that in mind in formulating the DSM-5 criteria for diagnostic procedures for juvenile bipolar disorder. To learn more about the proposed changes to the DSM-5, check the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM website at http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/RecentUpdates.aspx.

Eight gifts that don’t cost a cent The Gift of Listening - But you must really listen. No interrupting, no planning your response, just listening. The Gift of Affection - Be generous with hugs, kisses and pats on the back. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends. The Gift of Laughter - Share articles and funny stories, clip cartoons. Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.” The Gift of a Written Note - It can be a simple “Thanks for the help” note or a complete sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime and may even change a life. The Gift of a Compliment - A simple and sincere, “You look great in that suit,” “You did a super job” or “That was a wonderful meal” can make someone’s day. The Gift of a Favor - Every day, go out of your way to do something kind. The Gift of Solitude - There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

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Living in Balance support group The new name of our mental illness support group is Living in Balance. The Balance Sheet, the MHA of Wabash County’s quarterly newsletter, has inherited its name from the bipolar support group newsletter. These names emphasize that “balance” is the most important term to me as a bipolar person, and I believe it is the key to mental wellness. I have often said at support group meetings that I hate the term “normal” in reference to mental health. In my opinion, normal is used to describe some kind of ideal, a perfect state of mental health, a condition without stress or depression, pain or suffering, anxiety or anger, euphoria or rapture, a state that doesn’t really exist. Such a condition doesn’t sound appealing to me and is a pipe dream anyway. Balance, on the other hand, indicates a happy median between extremes, a range that can be achieved. People with bipolar

Working Together We live in stress-filled times-the stagnant economy and job market, terrorism throughout the world, environmental concerns-we are assaulted daily by the pressures the world and our own lives place upon us. Yet we also have moments of joy and happiness, confident that we can move through and past our problems. Many people who deal with mental health issues, theirs or those of a loved one or friend, do not have that happiness or confidence. Mental illness can take away your pleasure in life, your trust in your own judgment, and your ability to move forward toward your goals. Mental Health America of Wabash County is here to help. Our mission is to work for the mental health of everyone through public education, advocacy and public health reform. In the United States, one out of five adults suffers from a mental illness, about 45.9 million people. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that about 5 percent of U.S. adults suffered a serious mental illness in the past year, but the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that only 58.7 percent of those people received treatment. An estimated 15 million young people in the United

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States have a diagnosable mental or emotional health disorder, but studies report that up to 80 percent will never receive treatment. You may have a family member or friend who deals with mental disease on a daily basis. Mental diseases, like diabetes, heart disease or asthma, are diagnosable and treatable, and with your help, we can spread the message that there is hope for people with mental illnesses, that everyone needs to learn how to maintain good mental health and to recognize the signs of a mental disease. Mental Health America of Wabash County provides brochures on many mental diseases; we offer the Living in Balance support group to help people deal with their own or others’ mental disorders; we partner with Wabash County Hospital Foundation on bullying programs for our schools; we offer information and education to other local organizations such as the Life Center, the Autism Support Group, Possibilities support group for families with specialneeds children, and Manchester College’s Department of Counseling Services. We work at the local, state and national level to reduce the stigma of mental illness and advocate for mental wellness for all people. We work to bring wellness home to Wabash County!

Mental Health America of Wabash County will offer a presentation on “Parenting 2.0: Raising Healthy Children in the Digital Age” on May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bowen Center Community Room, 255 N. Miami Street, in Wabash. The program will address Screentime and healthy development, social media and cyberbullying, and privacy and sex on the Internet. To reserve a seat, please contact Jill Stout at 260-569-1182 or toll free at 855-889-6429.

Ten tips to tame your temper This list of anger management tips from the Mayo Clinic will help you control your temper. - Give yourself a “timeout.” Counting to ten can really help you control your anger. - Give yourself some space. Distance yourself from the person you’re angry with until you have better control of your frustrations. - Once you are calm, express your anger. It’s healthy to express anger in a nonconfrontational manner; stewing about it can worsen the situation. - Get some exercise. Physical activity provides an outlet for your emotions, especially if you feel yourself losing control; walk, run or swim your frustrations to manageable levels. - Think carefully before you say anything. Don’t say something you will regret; write down your thoughts so you don’t get sidetracked when you feel calm enough to talk. - Identify solutions to the situation. Don’t focus on what made you mad; instead, work with the person you’re angry with to resolve the situation. - Use “I” statements to describe the problem. Avoid criticizing or casting blame. - Don’t hold a grudge. If you can forgive the other person, it will help you both. - Use humor to release tensions. Lighten up and diffuse the tension; but don’t use sarcasm-it can hurt feelings. - Practice relaxation skills. Learn to relax and de-stress to control your temper; deep breathing, visualization, listening to music, writing in a journal, doing yoga can all help to ease your anger. Practice these tips and learn to tame your temper.

Mental illness doesn’t predict violent behavior When people hear of violent acts in our society, many of them say of the perpetrators, “They must be crazy!” But the public perception of mental illness and violence going together is not an accurate one, according to recent studies. “Mental illness alone does not increase the risk of violence,” says Eric Elbogen, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, referencing his findings published in the February 2009 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. In 2011 Dr. Seena Fazel, an Oxford University psychiatrist, led extensive scientific studies to discover if there are links between violence and two of the most serious psychiatric diagnoses-schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, either of which can include delusions, hallucinations, or some other loss of contact with reality. Her team analyzed multiple scientific findings and determined that psychiatric diagnoses do not correlate to a person’s propensity or motive for violence. A 2009 analysis of nearly 20,000 individuals concluded that increased risk of violence was associated with

drug and alcohol problems, regardless of whether the person had schizophrenia. Two similar analyses on bipolar patients showed, along similar lines, that the risk of violent crime is only fractionally increased by the illness, while it goes up substantially among those who are abuse drugs and alcohol. In other words, it’s likely that some of the people in your local bar are at greater risk of committing murder than your average person with mental illness. While mental illness alone is not a predictor of violence, mental illness combined with substance abuse or dependence does increase the risk. However, the combination of mental illness and substance abuse-called co-morbidityonly ranked ninth on the 2009 study’s list of the top ten predictors of future violence. The ten predictors were, in order from most likely to least likely were: age (young people were more likely to commit violent acts); history of violence; gender (males commit violence more than females); history of juvenile detention; divorce or separation in the past year; history of physical abuse; parental criminal history; unemployment in the past year; mental illness with substance abuse;

and victimization in the past year. Dr. Sally C. Johnson, coauthor of the study, said, “The findings challenge the perception that some people have, and which you often see reflected in media coverage, that mental illness alone makes someone more dangerous. Our study shows that this perception is just not correct.” Researchers have evaluated data on nearly 35,000 people, who were part of the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Philip Muskin, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University in New York, says that these test results confirm some other studies with similar results. He states, “Having a severe mental illness alone doesn’t predict [violent behaviors].” Paul Appelbaum, MD, former president of the American Psychiatric Association and a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, says, “There is no question that the overall contribution of people with serious mental illness to violence in our society as a whole is quite small.”

disorder hate the extremes of our illness, but we don’t want to become emotionless. Persons with major depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and other disorders also hate the lack of control over their illnesses. Many individuals with mental disorders complain that their medications make them feel dull, or “thick” (this is why so many people stop taking their medications). In Roget’s Thesaurus, some synonyms given for balance are: equilibrium, symmetry, proportion, and evenness. Webster’s 7th New Collegiate Dictionary offers these definitions for the noun balance: “an aesthetically pleasing integration of elements: harmony; physical equilibrium; mental and emotional steadiness;” and for the transitive verb balance: “fluctuate, waver.” I particularly like the irony of those definitions.

The goal of balance seems to me more desirable than normalcy. Balance allows me to “fluctuate” and “waver” from day to day, without the feeling that I have totally lost “equilibrium,” that I am not normal. People who live and deal with persons with mental health issues also feel that they are “out of whack,” unable to cope from day to day with their loved one or friend. This is the reason that the new name for our support group is Living in Balance (LIB). Even the abbreviation implies the freedom we can all gain by finding balance between our illness, or our loved one’s illness, and our daily lives. By the way, my dictionary defines normal as “not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle: regular; average.” I’d rather work toward “equilibrium” and “harmony” than “average.”

How to help children after a disaster The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training program offers the following tips on how to talk to children in the wake of disaster. Provide children with opportunities to talk about what they are seeing on television and to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to admit that you can’t answer all their questions. Answer questions at a level the child can understand. Provide ongoing opportunities for children to talk. They will probably have more questions as time goes on. Use this as an opportunity to establish a family emergency plan. Feeling that there is something you can do may be very comforting to both children and adults. Allow children to discuss other fears and concerns about unrelated issues. This is a good opportunity to explore these issues also. Monitor children’s TV viewing. Some parents may wish to limit their child’s exposure to graphic or troubling scenes. To the extent possible, watch reports of the disaster with children. It is at these times that questions might arise. Help children understand that there are no bad emotions and that a wide range of reactions is normal.

Encourage children to express their feelings to adults (including parents and teachers) who can help them understand their sometimes strong and troubling emotions. In addition to the tragic things they see, parents and caregivers should help children identify good things, such as heroic actions, families who are grateful for being reunited, and the assistance offered by people throughout the country and the world. For children closer to the disaster scene, more active interventions may be required. Some children will be frustrated that they cannot help directly in the rescue work. Often they will hold themselves responsible. To help children recover emotionally from disasters, the family as a unit might consider counseling. Disasters often reawaken a child’s fear of loss of parents (frequently their greatest fear) at a time when parents may be preoccupied with their own practical and emotional difficulties. Families may choose to permit temporary regressive behavior, such as thumb-sucking and wanting to sleep with parents. Several arrangements may help children separate gradually after the agreed-upon time limit: spending extra time with parents immediately before bedtime, leaving the child’s bedroom door slightly ajar, and using a nightlight.


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Going down the rabbit hole Joyce Burland, director of the Education, Training and Peer Support Center at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), says that when people have a heart attack, the family knows what to do-call 911, call the doctor-but that when someone starts showing signs of a mental illness, like erratic or self-injurious behavior, family members can feel at a loss and scared. Burland, who is also a clinical psychologist and mother of an adult daughter with schizophrenia, says that psychological professionals call this “going down the rabbit hole.” Families faced with bizarre behavior or emotions, or resistance to diagnosis and treatment, feel stigmatized by the reality of mental disease, but Burland says that this is a common problem in “a society that doesn’t understand mental illnesses are biologically based disorders, just like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases.” Burland says that families are often not familiar with symptoms of mental illnesses; they may not be aware that anything is abnormal or inappropriate. The person with mental health issues may not under-

stand that this is a sickness which can be treated with medications and therapies, just like diabetes or heart disease. Burland adds that it is difficult or impossible under most states’ laws to have an adult hospitalized, so families have to wait for a crisis, which in most states means “they have become so gravely disabled that their life is in danger.” Burland adds, “Then you have to call the police or you have to call the crisis team at the hospital to come into your house and take your family member to the hospital. And ... it’s one of the most traumatic events that will ever happen to you.” “Families say this is the only illness in the world where you don’t get a covered dish,” Burland states. “People don’t call or inquire. The cultural understanding ... is either that it’s their fault for getting ill, or it’s the fault of their family.” It is vitally important to have compassion for the person with a mental illness, as well as for his or her family members. It is crucial that society conquer the stigma attached to mental illness. Each one of us can and should help.

The Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition is an agency that works towards improvement of the health of Hoosiers in Wabash County by decreasing the disease and economic burden that tobacco use can place on Wabash County residents. This is done through preventing and reducing the use of all tobacco products through cessation and youth prevention programs. The coalition also works at limiting the exposure of tobacco smoke through education about the dangers of secondhand smoke and by diminishing its exposure to the public. The coalition also tries to change the cultural perception and social acceptability of tobacco use in Wabash County. According to the County data, 26% of Wabash County’s population use tobacco. Tobacco spending per household in Wabash County is $359.00 - higher than the state average by $6 per household. The Coalition office is housed with Mental Health America of Wabash County, 41 W. Canal Street, Wabash. You can receive more information about the work of the Coalition and how it can help you by coming to the office or calling 260-2742920. A 5-week cessation class starts June 5 at 6 p.m. at the YMCA. This class provides exercise, diet, and stress release ideas along with the cessation instruction. Go to the Y to register. If you have any questions about the class, call Dan at 260-274-2920.

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The Pet Connection I am a dyed-in-the-wool cat lover. I have had as many as sixteen cats and as few as one, and they have all been “my babies.” Many people are loving pet-owners with cats, dogs, birds, fish, and other animals. People have a deep and complex relationship with animals, which elicit a wide range of emotional responses by their very presence and interactions with human beings. Since the early 1980s, there has been research done to determine the therapeutic effect of interacting with animals. According to Sandra B. Barker, Ph.D., writing in the journal Psychiatric Times in February 1999, “animalassisted therapy (AAT) can be traced back to the 18th century when hippotherapy, or therapeutic horseback riding, was used as a medical intervention” to improve “postural control, joint disturbance, coordination and basic balance.” Today hippotherapy can increase feelings of power and self-worth, as well as promoting self-confidence and social competence, in patients who are wheelchairdependent. Horses are helping troubled teenagers better control their behavior, according to the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. The kids gain selfesteem from working with such a large animal, but they also learn to regulate their emotions so they don’t “spook” the horse. Animals are involved in human therapy in innovative and nontraditional ways. “Most people think of nursing homes, and people going in to cheer up the elderly,” said Bill Kueser, vice president of marketing for the Delta Society, a nonprofit group that promotes animal-assisted therapy (AAT). “It’s really become much more than that.” Animals have become part of many types of psychotherapy, physical therapy and crisis response, according to Kueser. And it’s not simply using a therapy dog to calm or soothe a person, either, he said. Larger animals also are being used in therapy. People undergoing physical therapy to regain motor skills essential to living also are receiving help from animals. “Instead of moving pegs around on a peg board, the patient might be asked to buckle or unbuckle a leash, or brush an animal,” Kueser said. AAT has been tested for people with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, autism, dissociative disorders, attentiondeficit/hyperactive disorders and conduct disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and even post-traumatic stress disorder. Among children and the elderly results have been particularly promising in increasing empathy, self-esteem and self-concept. Pet owners have consistently fewer stress-related illnesses.

And the term “animal” is particularly broad in AAT: cats and dogs, of course, but these results include horses, birds, fish, and rehabilitated dolphins and sea turtle. Researchers studied verbal and nonverbal responses of children with mental disabilities and found “significant improvements in . . .cognitive responses” as well as greater and higher levels of responses. Cats and parrots, for instance, are being incorporated into therapy for people who tend to act out because of aggression or impulse control issues. “The animal will stay near that person until the person starts upsetting the animal, and then they’ll move away,” he said. “The doctor then can point out the effect the patient’s behavior had on the animal. They seem to be able to work through aggression issues more effectively that way.” One recent study found therapy dogs effective in easing the anxiety of people waiting to have an MRI — and their help didn’t involve the side effects that often accompany the use of anti-anxiety medication. “We found that people who had spent time with a therapy dog were calmer during the test than those who hadn’t,” said Dr. Richard Ruchman, chairman of radiology at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. Studies have been made on people with a wide range of conditions, not just mental illness. Pet owners show marked decreases in cholesterol and triglycerides as well as systolic blood pressure. Interaction with dogs also steadies rapid breathing, reduces levels of stress hormones and increases levels of calming hormones. The survival rates of pet owners after myocardial infarction is greater than for non-pet owners; with controls for exercise, researchers in 1993 found a significantly higher survival rate at one year post-MI for pet owners. Even minor health problems are less common in those with pets. Therapy dogs also are being incorporated into crisis relief efforts, said Amy Rideout, director and president of HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, a group that makes therapy dogs available at crisis scenes. HOPE was formed shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when social workers found that therapy dogs were helpful in getting tough Ground Zero crisis responders to open up about the toll their grisly work had been

taking on their psyches, Rideout said. “They don’t want to show stress. They want to find their buddies,” Rideout said of the 9/11 responders. “Many knew something was wrong, but they didn’t want to talk to a mental health professional about it.” But when a therapy dog accompanied the therapist, the crisis responders tended to open up more frequently. “The dogs made a bridge between the mental health professional and the person,” she explained. Rideout thinks part of this has to do with the adaptability and portability of dogs. Dogs are easy to introduce into a wide variety of settings. Other non-traditional settings also have been utilizing animals to help keep people calm. Courtrooms are one example. “There are more and more animals allowed in court,” Kueser said. “Somebody might be very upset about having to get up and testify, particularly if the person who victimized them is there. Animals have been shown to help calm people down in that setting.” Though a wide variety of animals are utilized in therapy work, dogs are still the “go to” animal. Dogs make up 95 percent of the pet partner teams registered with the Delta Society, Kueser said. Animals provide unconditional love and acceptance, and this is important for people with mental diseases as well as other health problems. As someone with a mental illness, I can say that sometimes in the past the only thing I have accomplished in a day is to feed and water my cats. But having them depend on me forced me to function and thus assisted in my efforts to attain balance. Psychologists are finding out what pet owners have known for a long time: our pets are good for us!

Labeling people with mental illness According to experts and people with mental illnesses stigma is still strong in our culture. People who are mentally ill are considered “nutty,” are the butt of jokes; and behind the laughter, there is still a note of fear: we don’t want to meet a “crazy person” or have him or her as a member of our family. Stanton Peele, PhD, JD, wrote an article for Psychology Today magazine which presented an interesting addition to the discussion regarding stigma in today’s society. He notes that in some cases, one is encouraged to use labels, and in other situations it is considered bad form - not PC. For instance, it is unkind for people refer to “retarded” people or “cripples;” they are more appropriately called people with special needs. We want to appreciate everyone as a whole person. But in 12-step programs and many support groups people are asked to identify themselves by their disease. Peele says that in these situations “there is no room for people to say, ‘I consider myself a full-fledged, normal human being who has difficulties with alcohol (shopping, social interactions, etc.).’” Peele points out that in the case of a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or ADHD, a person can be labeled for the rest of his or her life. While this may help a person obtain medical care and support, it is often socially and personally stigmatizing. Peele suggests that society tacitly approves this stigma. He says that in films showing persons with “OCD, bipolar disorder, depression, alcoholism, you can predict the scenes where people’s infirmities will become impossible to ignore - life threatening - and if they violate the treatment precepts (e.g., if an alcoholic ever drinks again, a person with some disorder refuses their medication) they must go down!” Peele asks how long our society can maintain this double standard. Will we continue to define some people by their illnesses while we disregard the frailties of others as we aid them in becoming accepted? It is important that we learn to accept all people for who they are and not see them as their particular illness. The word stigma (plural stigmata) comes from the Greek and means “a mark of disgrace or infamy, a stain or reproach, as on one’s reputation,” according to Dictionary.com. During the Middle Ages and later, mental illness was commonly believed to be due to moral weakness, and people with mental illness were treated as criminals or even killed. A study in the Spring 2008 issue of the Journal of Counseling and Development reported that even in the early 1970s, some people still believed that “medical illnesses were being discovered, whereas psychiatric illnesses were being invented.” Even today, many people believe that mental illness is somehow a

choice, rather than a disease, which reflects abnormali- and setting goals for themselves as part of their treatty in systems of the brain. ments. Teach clients self-efficacy: the belief in their Stigma can prevent people who suspect they have a capacity to achieve specific levels of performance in mental disease from seeking treatment or from continu- their lives. ing treatment. The Journal of Counseling and Members of the public must be responsible for helpDevelopment study states that because of the stigma of ing to reduce mental illness stereotypes and fostering mental illness, people can be less likely to gain employ- change in public attitudes toward mental disease. People ment, are likely to earn less that others, may be discrim- must “suppress stigmatizing attitudes” directly, either inated against for housing, and may even face “barri- in public efforts like Mental Health Month and other ers...in obtaining treatment services.” The study fur- promotions by Mental Health America, or in individual ther pointed out that even some mental health profes- conversation. Education efforts by Mental Health sionals “subscribe to the same stereotypes about mental America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness illness as the general public,” fear being the number one (NAMI), the National Institute of Mental Health emotion reported by mental health professionals. (NIMH), and others are helping to destroy stigma across The Journal of Counseling and Development also America. reported that the media is the public’s primary source of Person with mental diseases must become responsible information regarding mental disease, and the media for our own self-esteem, and must understand that they contributes to the stigma by depicting “characters with not morally or physically responsible for their mental mental illness as being two-dimensional,” that is, they illness - they didn’t wish it upon themselves and they are “portrayed as physically violent ...as unpredictable, can’t wish it away. Everyone must acknowledge that failures, asocial, incompetent, untrustworthy, and often mental illnesses are diseases which, though not always as being social outcasts.” Unfortunately, many people curable in the classic sense, are treatable and manage“find characterizations of individuals with mental ill- able. There is now more direct discussion about mental nesses ...to be more compelling than information from illness from college campuses to community schools, factual sources.” from YouTube to online blogs. It is important to educate And mental health workers - psychiatrists, therapists, the public that persons with mental diseases are people nurses, and counselors - are not given much respect on like themselves with feelings, cares and dreams. TV either. A report at bp Magazine’s website stated that Working together for good mental wellness will eventuthere is “no shortage of television portrayals of counsel- ally erase the stigma of mental illness. ing,” but many of these portrayals often show therapists as unethical: “sleeping with clients, implanting false memories, Online information about healthcare law and talking about their patients outside of sessions.” The Supreme Court will shortly rule on the legality of There is some good news: according to President Obama’s healthcare initiative, but are you having another bp Magazine article, the Canadian trouble understanding what benefits and rights you have under Centre for Addiction and Mental Health the new health care law? (CAMH) reported that “among young peoThere is help for you from the Kaiser Foundation at ple ... 21 percent of students in grades 7 to http://bit.ly/aGP3Lb. At this site, you will find a PDF file, which 12 who were surveyed in 2007 reported visexplains the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in plain iting a mental health professional at least language and answers your questions about coverage and once during the past year.” In 2006, “only health care options for you and your family. 12 percent of students reported visits.” Included is information on the requirement for having qualiThe researchers don’t think that mental fying health coverage, expansion of public health programs illness is more prevalent but that there has such as Medicaid, and requirements and resources for individubeen a reduction in stigma, “as teens als and small businesses to obtain qualified coverage. watch celebrities such as Brtiney Spears, While some states, including Indiana, are involved in the lawOwen Wilson, and Amy Winehouse strugsuit to challenge the constitutionality of some of the provisions gle” with their mental health issues. of the new law, this PDF provides answers to many questions in What can we do about mental health stigmas? Professionals can stop referring an easy-to-read format. to clients as “cases” instead of people with If you do not have Internet access and wish to obtain a copy of names. Enlist clients in making choices this summary, contact MHA of Wabash County at 260-569-1182 or 855-889-6429 (toll free).

Summertime and medications

Summer is nearly here, and we’re all planning picnics, swimming, camping and grilling out. However, those of us who take psychotropic medications need to be careful in the sunny summer months to guard against sunburn and heatstroke. Sunburn is on our minds these days, and some psychotropic meds can cause a photosensitivity reaction that increases your sunburn risk. In addition to always wearing sunscreen when you are out in the sun - SPF 30 is strongly recommended - wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing. If you take medications such as Xanax, Elavil, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Remeron, Effexor, Lamictal, or Depakote you should be careful with sun exposure. Heatstroke, often called heat exhaustion, occurs when the body’s temperature-regulating ability is compromised. The victim can’t sweat and is therefore unable to cool himself. Internal body temperatures can rise to dangerous levels and can even cause brain damage and death. It usually occurs when the outside temperature is unusually high. If you take medications such as Risperdal, Seroquel, Geodon, Zyprexa, Elavil, Sinequan, or Tofranil, you could be at greater risk for heatstroke. Also, beware of antihistamines such as Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, and Sinutab Sinus Allergy, which are usually taken by allergy sufferers. Warning signs of heatstroke include headache, nausea and weakness, as well as dizziness and rapid breathing. To help prevent heatstroke, drink plenty of extra fluids such as water, juice, and Gatorade, or caffeine-free soda. Avoid strenuous exercise, and don’t drink alcoholic beverages or drinks such as cola and coffee that contain caffeine. For a more complete list of medications which may affect your tolerance to sunburn and heatstroke, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Living in Balance support group will host a presentation by Theresa Lawyer, RN and Mary Kay Consultant, about safe summer skin care, on June 19, at 7 p.m., at the Bowen Center Community Room, 255 N. Miami St., Wabash. She will discuss ways to minimize sunburn risk and maintain healthy skin.

Confidentiality vital in group meetings Confidentiality is our watchword in the Living in Balance support group. We all want to feel comfortable when we talk at meetings. Confidentiality means that you should not repeat anything, which is said during our meetings. You can’t tell your spouse that John was at the meeting and talked about his depression, or tell your sister that Carol said she had an anxiety attack at work. You can’t even say that “a person talked about depression of anxiety.” You can say, “People in the group were understanding about my mental illness issues,” or “We had a presentation about dealing with relationship problems.” You can even say, “I’m not as crazy as I thought,” but you can’t say, “I’m not as crazy as John!” Living in Balance is all about dealing with mental illness, as it affects us or our loved ones, with humor, empathy, and sincerity. It is very important that each of us feels safe in speaking our minds. By coming to group, you are sharing with others some pretty intimate thoughts and feelings, and they must remain in the setting of the meetings. Confidentiality means trusting each of us to protect each other’s privacy.

May 16, 2012  

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