Centerville Lions Club Honors Local Community Members For Their Service

lions club awards 2014 Sara group

lions club awards 2014 Sara group

From Left: Janis Buhl, Anna Richey, Wendy Komman, Sara Coulter

Monday night, the Centerville Lions Club presented awards to honored guests who are highly regarded in Wayne County.

Among those honored, Sara Coulter, Director of Marketing at First Bank Richmond, received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year award.  Among her many accomplishments, most notibly she was praised for her years of work as President of Dollars for Scholars, enabling kids to pursue a higher education.

Also honored was Janis Buhl, of Western Wayne News, for her service to the Western portion of Wayne County by creating a worthy news source.  In her many years as editor of WWN, she has been able to promote and convey what is happening in the surrounding communites and has succeeded in keeping information flowing.

Anna Richey accepted the award given in memory of her late husband, Lloyd Richey, for his important work in the community.  It was noted that he gave much of his effort and time to helping youth, making an impact on the lives of many.

And finally,  Wendy Komman was given the “Lion” award.  This honor is bestowed upon a Lions Club member who has made a major impact on the club as well as being a positive community member.

Congratulations to all those honored.

The Lions Club of Centerville has been bestowing awards since 1986.





“Spamalot” A Big Hit!

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This weekend is the final weekend to enjoy Spamalot, a Monty Python comedy that is downright funny, according to reviews.

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet for this weekend, be sure to call the Civic Theatre box office which opens at noon Friday and Saturday.  Show times are Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  After a long and dreary winter, a good laugh is just the medicine you need to welcome Spring with a smile! Below is a scene from the local production.

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InCONCERT brings Nashville’s top artist to the 4th Floor Blues Club

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buck mccoyBuck McCoy and the Indian Outlaws

Richmond, IN March 22, 2014:  March 29th, Buck McCoy brings his live show to Richmond, Indiana to The 4th Floor Blues Club as part of the Automated Controls and Electrical Supply’s InCONCERT Series.  Ticket sales benefit more than ten area non-profits.

The show is a time machine of Country Music and a tribute to the biggest stars in the music industry. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and the current top hits on radio. Buck pays tribute to the legends of country music like Hank Williams, John Denver thru the years of Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw. Buck even includes music icons like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and Taylor Swift. If you grew up listening to country music you will enjoy this evening of entertainment. This is also a great night to salute the American troops for all they do. For more information visit

When:  March 29th, 2014

Where:  4th Floor Blues Club in Richmond’s Depot District

What:   Buck McCoy and the Indian Outlaws with special guests Crossroads

Cost:    Tickets are $20.00 each

Tickets:  Can be purchased from any of our Non-Profits or online at

Details: Must be 21. Food and Cash Bar available and sold separate

Veach’s Host Annual Lego Competition In March, 2014

Veachs 2014 LEGO Day Contest Rules

Read below for more details including rules and age groups for the competition.  Share with all your Lego friends- young and old!

Veachs 2014 LEGO Day Contest Rules

Mark Your Calendars: Model T “Show & Tell Swap & Sell” Coming in May!

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For all the Model-T enthusiasts from Wayne County and beyond…spread the word that the Model T “Show and Tell Swap and Sell”, is coming again this year!  See below for more details and share this with your friends from far and near.  Even if you aren’t a collector, according to Barbara Klehfoth, there will fun for everyone with awesome collections to see!  Saturday, May 17, 2014.

model t show & tell picture

Zach Attack Blood Drive: Donate Blood Save A Life At First Bank

Zach Attack flyer

Zach Attack flyer

Morrisson Reeves Library to Host Local Author

steve martin

Read below for information on an author visit by Steve Martin, local historian and published author:

Author Visit Steve Martin- March 11 at MRL_Page_1

Automated Controls and Electrical Supply and InCONCERT present AD/HD – AC/DC Tribute Band!


adhd_logoRock like it’s 1983 with AD/HD, one of the best AC/DC Tribute Bands in the country!  AD/HD look, sound and rock like AC/DC.   It’s a long way to the top of the 4th Floor Blues club if you wanna rock ‘n roll.  Okay, maybe it’s not such a long way but, you can still rock ‘n roll.  Join InCONCERT for a night of fun, food, drinks and great songs that will remind you of the good ole’ days. 

Date:  February 22nd, 2014

Location: 4th Floor Blues Club

Time:  Doors open at 7pm

Tickets:  $20

Purchase tickets online at

Must be 21. Food and cash bar available

Important Weather-Related Information….Please Read

News Release:

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:

  1. Leave sooner and expect your travel time to be twice as long as normal
  2. Drive slower
  3. Increase the following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you by at least five times greater than normal
  4. Approach intersections with great care; other drivers not paying attention will slide through red lights
  5. 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  The 800 phone service is voice activated and updated with timely road conditions across Indiana.  The INDOT web link allows users to check on specific locations for current closures and other road information.
For Indiana County Travel Status Reports, visit this link:

Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. January 20, 2014

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Dr. Martin luther king picThere are several opportunities to be inspired by the life of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we observe Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 20, 2014.

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.

Luncheon Speaker

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”

mlk dr gwendolyn zoharah simmonsJanuary 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.

Comedy Hypnosis at 4th Floor Blues Club


inconcert logoInCONCERT is hosting a comedy hypnosis show with TG Rivers! TG’ Rivers Comedy Hypnosis Show is an interactive show providing you endless entertainment. Stage hypnosis is hilarious, high-energy, and interactive entertainment that has universal appeal, and will make any event successful and memorable!

In this laugh-out-loud show members of the audience will volunteer to participate in some fun activities! The volunteers will become the stars of the show as they steal the stage and keep everyone mesmerized! Whether on stage or in the audience, this show will create memories that will last a lifetime.

100% of the ticket proceeds benefit 13 local non-profits through InCONCERT.  Visit to learn more about how InCONCERT, sponsors and you can help support area non-profit organizations.

Event Details:

Comedy Hypnosis with TR Rivers at the 4th Floor Blues Club in the Depot District

January 18th

Doors open at 7:00pm

Must be 21

Cash bar and food available

Tickets $10.00

Purchase tickets at

Wayne County Joining Community Forces Meeting


The Joining Community Forces Meetings are  for any and all to attend to network and find out more about military, veterans and their families and their needs and how you may be involved in helping. It is a networking meeting. This month we will feature a special Speaker and Author, Andrea Carlile, wife who wrote a book about her and her husband’s experiences with PTSD. Andrea is from Anderson, IN   See details below.

Wayne County Joining Community Forces

Hosted By

Indiana University East



Andrea Carlile, Wife of an American Service Member

  And Author of:  “The War that Came Home”


A story of how PTSD affects not just the soldier but the family as well.

WhenFriday January 17, 2013

WhereIndiana University East, 2325 Chester Blvd , Richmond, IN,

We will be in the Community Room in Whitewater Hall.

Time: 12:00 Noon

Bring your lunch and enjoy Andrea’s story and the opportunity of networking with other businesses and organizations that serve your community and military families. Learn more about JCF meetings, and how you can help. Our meeting is across from the dining hall so you may pick up lunch there to bring into the meeting if you wish!

We will have a special presentation to some of our community supporters.

For more information and to RSVP please contact:

Rhonda Arnold, Family Assistance Specialist,INNG Family Programs, MPSC (contractor)


New Year’s Eve at 4th Floor Blues

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inconcert logoThanks to our sponsors and the community for attending our events InCONCERT was able to give back more than $35,000 to 13 area non-profits!  Join InCONCERT in celebrating our accomplishments in 2013 and to ring in the new year and new season!   This is one of biggest parties of the season and great time to celebrate!  We are hosting the New Year’s Eve Celebration at the 4th Floor Blues Club in the Depot District.  Your ticket includes an all you can eat buffet.  Enjoy party favors and of course we will have a champagne toast at midnight.  You’ll love the sounds of Fingertrip band!  FREE ride home within Richmond city limits, in the Blues Mobile.  Don’t miss great food, drinks and music this New Year’s Eve!

Visit for tickets!  Tickets $25.00.  Must be 21.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Meltdown Winter Ice Festival

Ice grinch

Ice grinchThe Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is an exciting weekend event in Richmond, Indiana focused on a thrilling tour of custom ice sculptures, impressive ice fights, lively winter activities for all ages, and so much more!  It will be held the weekend of  January 31 – February 2, 2014.

Family Fun

There are tons of interactive ways for people of all ages to get involved this winter, including kids activities, ice events, fun, food, games, and more!

Night Life

The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival night life is booming with fun and exciting events such as ice fights, family oriented fun, and opportunities for the 21 and over crowd.

Daytime Festivities

Throughout the day, Meltdown is home to some extremely unique and engaging activities for different age ranges.  From Ice Ping Pong, to the Ice Sculpture Tour; from The Frozen 5K to the Chili Crawl, this festival is bound to keep you entertained for the weekend!

For more info, check out the website:

“Like” them on Facebook:

Follow them on Twitter: @Meltdown47374

Veach’s Holiday Events & More!

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• Polar Express Night at Veach’s: Friday, December 6, 7-8pm. Kids are invited to come in their PJs and enjoy a book reading and hot chocolate & cookies. Sign-up in the store to attend. Cost: please bring a canned food item (or other non-perishable) which will be donated to an area food pantry.
• Santa will visit his favorite toy store (Veach’s!) on Saturday, December 14 and 21 from 12 noon-2:30pm.
• As always, we do free gift wrapping, free layaway, and on Friday nights from 5-9pm you can save 10%. See the store for details.
• Veach’s store hours in November & December are: Sunday 12-5; Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm; Friday 10am-9pm; Saturday 9am-6pm.
• We are working with G101.3 and are part of the Toys for Tots campaign; and we are a Toys for Tots collection site.
• We are working with Kicks 96 for “Kash for Kids 2013″. We will have a live remote on Friday, December 13 from 4-6pm. The Kash for Kids event will be at Fricker’s on Thursday, December 19.
• Annual wintertime Family Game Days: We will be doing Family Games this year in conjunction with the Ice Festival, on January 31 and February 1; and on First Friday on March 7.

Holiday Tea Time at the Wayne County Historical Museum

Doll Tea Flyer 2013

Looking for a fun local event for that special someone who loves dolls?  Here is your chance. 

And you can help support the museum at the same time. 

Doll Tea Flyer 2013