Cambridge City IN- “At least one in nine seniors is at risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household, or having to choose between food and medical care, according to Feeding America. During the month of February, Comfort Keepers of Connersville is asking the community to make food donations to the Feed Seniors Now food drive to help local seniors and raise awareness for this growing epidemic.” (excerpted from WWN)
You can donate food for this cause at Cutshaw’s Market in Cambridge City, Kroger in Connersville, and Woodruff Supermarket in Liberty. All donations made at Cutshaw’s will benefit the Cambridge City Senior Center.
For more information on this program and how you can help, you can contact your local Comfort Keepers office at 765-827-2001.
And also remember your local food banks where many seniors go to receive supplemental foods.
Advisory: NEWS FLASH: Unsafe Driving Causes Crashes During Winter Weather. Media is encouraged to promote advisory points.
Indiana’s next blast of winter weather is upon us. Warnings about hazardous driving conditions will be issued by city, county and state law enforcement as well as by local and national media. Many will heed the warnings. Many more will ignore the warnings. With another major storm approaching, the Indiana State Police, again, remind motorists to limit travel when possible. If travel is not necessary, then stay home. Most calls for service received by the Indiana State Police and other police agencies during winter storms are for crashes and motorists that slide off state roads and interstates. It is important to remember that snow and ice covered roads do not cause crashes. The crashes are caused by unsafe driving on the snow and ice covered roadway.
If you choose to drive during poor or hazardous driving conditions you must:
- Leave sooner and expect your travel time to be twice as long as normal
- Drive slower
- Increase the following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you by at least five times greater than normal
- Approach intersections with great care; other drivers not paying attention will slide through red lights
- Signal all lane changes and turning movements
The posted speed limit may be more than twice as fast as the reduced speed drivers should travel to reduce the possibility of a collision or loss of control that puts a vehicle into a retaining wall, ditch or another motorist. Indiana code 9-21-5-1 specifies “Speed shall be restricted as necessary to avoid colliding with a person, vehicle, or other conveyance on, near or entering a highway.” Motorists losing control of their vehicle or who are involved in a crash resulting in a police report should expect to be cited for this offense, which carries a maximum fine of $500.
If you are involved in a crash, are uninjured and all vehicles are drivable, involved drivers should move to a safe place completely off the road, be it the next exit or to the parking lot of a business to await law enforcement response for a police report. It is important to remember crashes involving injury or lane blockage receive priority attention ahead of property damage crashes. So, keep in mind, it may be an extended period of time before law enforcement arrives. The reason and purpose for moving drivable vehicles off the road is to avoid secondary crashes of other inattentive motorists crashing into your scene or sideswiping you if you’ve only moved to the side of the road.
Something else to keep in mind, crash scenes with vehicles disabled in the roadway and state police presence may have the state police vehicle facing the wrong way with emergency lights and headlights on. This is to warn approaching motorists of impending danger.
Remember, Indiana’s Move Over Law states motorists MUST change lanes away from the emergency or utility vehicle if they can do it SAFELY. If not possible to move away from the emergency vehicle, motorists must SLOW DOWN and proceed with caution. Please give us room to work. We are asking motorists to SLOW DOWN and/or MOVE OVER WHEN SAFE TO DO SO.
Vehicles included in the Move Over law are: • Police vehicles • Ambulances • Fire trucks and rescue equipment • Highway incident-response vehicles • Highway work vehicles-including snow plows • Vehicle recovery equipment (tow trucks)
The point of not calling police agencies for road information during snow emergencies cannot be overstressed. Calling police departments about road conditions may delay action on critical life emergency 911 calls. Road conditions are likely the same for the area you want to know about as it is looking out your front window.
Citizens calling state police facilities to ask for road conditions will be directed to either call the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Road and Weather automated system at 800-262-7623 or visit the INDOT traffic map at http://indot.carsprogram.org/
For Indiana County Travel Status Reports, visit this link: http://www.in.gov/dhs/
Barbara Cross to speak at Townsend Center
Monday, January 20, 2014, 7:00 a.m., Barbara Cross will be speaking at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Breakfast at at Townsend Center in Richmond. Barbara moved to Birmingham Alabama as a child in 1962 when her father was called to be a pastor at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. In 1963 their church was bombed, while she sat in her Sunday School class, and four little girls were killed that day.
Barbara has been a guest on Montel and Oprah along with many other speaking engagements. She also appeared along with her father in Spike Lee’s oscar-nominated documentary “4 Little Girls”. For breakfast reservations and more information contact: Sheila Armstead at 765-973-8534. Cost for the breakfast is 10.00/person.
Barbara Cross will also be speaking at the Townsend Community Center’s Martin Luther King Day Salad Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m ., sponsored by IU East and Ivy Tech. Townsend is located at 855 N. 12th Street, Richmond IN. Local talent will also perform during this event.
Earlham College Hosts:
Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons: “The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Leaders Chose to Forget”
January 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., according to the Earlham events office, their MLK Jr. Day speaker is “Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Assistant Professor of the African American Studies Program and the Department of Religion for the University of Florida. She has a long history in the area of civil rights, human rights and peace work. In her early years, Dr. Simmons was active with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and spent seven years working on voters registration and desegregation activities in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. Dr. Simmons is a recipient of the Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Award.” This event is open to the public. Admission is free. For more information contact the Earlham College Events office.
If you are hosting or know of any further MLK Day events, please post them in the comments below.
This just in…..
We recently found out that Veach’s is going to be on the TODAY show* and we’re the recipient of a store makeover project. The big reveal will be this Friday from 3-6pm and we want to invite the Richmond community to come out and see the transformation!
So let’s all get out and show our support for one of the oldest family owned businesses in Wayne County, bringing joy to kids and the community for decades. Many of us remember our children (and our ourselves) visiting the birthday castle over the years. And now our favorite toy store is being recognized nationally. Be there this Friday from 3-6 p.m!
*The TODAY show segment will air in February, more details to come.
MAYOR SALLY HUTTON
PROCLAIMS NOVEMBER 22, 2013
“HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY”
Richmond, IN — On Friday, November 22, 2013, mayors across the country will participate in local events, issue proclamations and designate that day as a solemn day of remembrance and reflection as they share what the life and tragic death of President John F. Kennedy meant to them.
Mayor Sally Hutton is pleased to join with the United States Conference of Mayors and participate in this commemoration. On this day, Mayor Hutton asks for each of us to think about what we have done to help someone else. Mayor Hutton urges area churches to participate and ring their church bells at 12:15 p.m. and then for the entire city to observe a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m.
In the words of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, “As the eyes of the world are turning to Dallas in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, I am asking my fellow American mayors to get together to salute the life and legacy of a great President – President Kennedy”.
Information submitted by John Passmore, 20 year Veteran, retired Army
If you are a veteran and would like to know which restaurants are honoring you this year, check out the list below. It is recommended that you call the restaurant or go to their website if you have any questions. At GoWayneCounty.com, we want to thank you for your service.
Applebees – Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
Champps — On Monday, Nov. 11, Champps will offer a free handcrafted burger with waffle fries to veterans and active duty military.
Chili’s – Veterans and active duty can get a free entrée all day from a special limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Veterans and military personnel receive a free All American Burger with fries on Monday, Nov. 11 with the beverage purchase of $1.99.
Denny’s — Active, inactive and retired military personnel can get free all you can eat pancakes on Veterans Day nationwide.
Friendly’s – Veterans and active military receive a free Big Two Do Breakfast and coffee on Monday, Nov. 11.
Golden Corral – Golden Corral is offering a free dinner on Monday Nov. 11, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.
Hooters –Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal on Monday, Nov. 11.
Krispy Kreme – Krispy Kreme stores are offering a free doughnut and small coffee on Monday, Nov. 11 when presenting a military ID or wearing a uniform.
Little Caesars – Veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread on Monday, Nov. 11.
Max and Erma’s – On Monday, Nov. 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are saluting veterans and active military personnel with a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – On Sunday, November 10, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to vets from a special menu.
O’Charley’s – Veterans and active duty servicemembers get a complimentary meal from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11.
Olive Garden – On Monday, Nov. 11, all veterans and current servicemembers get a free meal from a limited menu. Family dining with them will also receive 10% off their meal.
Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Monday, Nov. 11.
Shoney’s — Shoney’s will be offering a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty servicemembers on Monday, Nov. 11.
Sizzler – Sizzler is offering active duty and retired military members a free lunch from a limited menu on Monday, Nov. 11 until 4 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse – Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.
TGIFridays – Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on Monday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HYPE Richmond is thrilled to announce that MTV’s Duncan Penn and Ben Nemtin of The Buried Life will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11, at Civic Hall Performing Arts Center.
“The Buried Life (TBL) originated in 2006 when four new 20-something’s – Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn and Jonnie Penn – set out in an old RV to complete a list of ’100 Things We Want To Do Before We Die,’ and help out strangers along the way to accomplish something on their own lists. In mid-2008, MTV’s Revielle’s Howard T. Owens helped the team check off #53: Make a TV show, by capturing the four in a reality show, in real time with no manipulation and no assistance from MTV, except for cameras rolling.”
Two of the founding members of The Buried Life, Penn and Nemtin, will speak about their experiences traveling the globe, crossing off list items, and asking strangers the question “What do you want to do before you die?”. The discussion will be followed by a meet and great at 8:30 p.m. The cost for the event is $10 in advance and $15 the day of. All ticketing is general admission. Tickets are available online and at Roscoe’s Coffee Bar, Indiana University East Bookstore, Richmond Civic Hall and VanVleet Insurance. For more information, visit gethyperichmond.com/
If you love Halloween and your kids can’t wait to dress up, then you will love that there are two events coming up soon sponsored by the Richmond Parks Department.
The Homerun Haunt is tomorrow afternoon at McBride Stadium, and next Saturday your family can enjoy the annual Halloween Howl at the Tom Raper Center. (See below for more details). And don’t forget this weekend is also the Haunted Museum in Richmond!
Come support young entrepreneurs as they sell their “wares” for Daniel Reid Day at the Wayne County Historical Museum this Saturday.
Kids from different schools will be selling things like baked goods, crafts and other fun things while learning about business concepts. So stop in and enjoy this Saturday.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will hold their Annual Smart Futures Dinner & Auction on Thursday, October 10th and have an extraordinary program that will honor Mike Lopresti.
Indiana Head Basketball Coach Tom Crean
The guest speaker for the event will be Indiana University Head Basketball Coach Tom Crean and special Master of Ceremonies will be Del Harris, former Earlham College Basketball Coach.
The Smart Futures Dinner and Auction celebrates exceptional individuals who have made wise choices that have led to smart futures. They continue to inspire others by being positive role models and leaders in their communities. The 2013 Smart Futures Dinner and Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour at the Tom Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road in Richmond, IN followed by dinner, a brief live auction featuring Roger Richert as auctioneer, and the program will end with an awards presentation. A special VIP reception with Coach Crean will take place at 5:45 PM. ALL PROCEEDS from the evening will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County.
- When: Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 PM
- Where: Tom Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds
- Tickets:$75 each or $550 for table of 8 VIP reception tickets: $500 each includes dinner ticket, autographed IU basketball, photo with Coach Crean
For tickets call Jennifer at 765-962-6922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10am-7pm
Sunday, Sept. 29th from 11am-5pm
Come to the Historic Richmond Depot District for Great Food, Fun and Festivities during the Oktoberfest Celebration ! There will be loads of FREE fun for the entire family!
- Huge Street Fair featuring Local Handmade Arts, Crafts & Antiques
- Free Live Music at Little Sheba’s Restaurant and the 4th Floor Blues Club Parking Lot
- Beer Garden featuring New Boswell Brewing Company – Richmond’s first brewery in over 100 years!
- Model Trains by the Richmond Railroader Society at Richmond Furniture Gallery
- Free Kids Train Bouncer at Richmond Furniture Gallery
- Free Professional Kids Face Painting at Richmond Furniture Gallery
- Poker Run
- Mural Tours
- Amazing Bed Races
- Ice Cream
- And Much, Much More!
Be sure to be in the 4th Floor Blues Beer garden outdoors at 1:00 on Saturday for some extra “surprise” fun!!
Booth and Vendor space is still available. Email Natalie@RichmondFurnitureGallery.com for vendor application