“The Geek’s Diary” Week Two

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danielleSubstitute Driver “Bob”

Hey what’s up you guys?! It’s Dannielle.

This entire past week I had a substitute bus driver, “Bob,” and…it’s not really that big of a deal unless you are me.

My actual bus driver says I’m the most responsible one on the bus, so I have to tell “Bob” where each student lives. That means I’m responsible for each and every person getting home on time and not missing their house. That’s a lot of pressure for a middle schooler!

There was this boy… I missed his house twice two days in a row. I felt so bad. He’s a kindergartner, so I couldn’t see him from the front of the bus. :/

I can’t imagine what “Bob” feels like having to drive a route that he has never driven before. Then there are the kids, yelling and constantly getting into trouble. It keeps him from hearing what I’m saying, so he does miss a few people’s houses. It’s so annoying!

Anyway thanks for reading! Sorry I didn’t talk about potatoes like I mentioned in my last article, but I’m going to say it now… I’m most likely never going to talk about potatoes. Ha ha.

Well that’s about it…bye! *awkward wave*

Fun Fall & Halloween Opportunities This Weekend

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The leaves are telling us the season is in full swing, and there are things to do all over Wayne County to celebrate Fall!  Check it out:

fall leavesMorrison Reeves Library: Glow In The Dark

Tonight (October 17) from 6 -7 p.m.  Food, glow in the dark fun and games.  Free, no registration required.

 

 

haunted houseWayne County Historical Museum: Haunted Museum

Starting tonight (October 17) from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  A not- too- frightening fun time for the whole family!  Papa Murphy’s pizza, story telling by Ghouliana, spooky book readers and more.  Come in costume if you wish…Cost 5.00 adults, 3.00 children 3-17.  2 and under Free.  You can also enjoy this event on 10/18, 10/24 & 10/25.

Dougherty Orchard: Animals & Fall Fun

The orchard is open weekdays from 10 – 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6:00.  Enjoy all your Fall favorites including apple dumplings, mini cinnamon donuts, fresh apples, pumpkins, gourds and feed the animals in the large petting area.  Always a great family tradition.  This year little ones can enjoy an apple ride.  No entry fee.  Individual costs for food, and feeding animals apply.

Get out this weekend this weekend and enjoy the Fall colors!

“The Geek’s Diary” A New Column on GoWayneCounty.com

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danielle *A self-proclaimed “band geek” and youtuber, Dannielle Savage begins her new column this week with GoWayneCounty.com. Dannielle began writing at a very young age and is also a talented artist. She will be shedding some light on life as a young woman in Wayne County. But let’s let her introduce herself:

The Geek’s Diary

Now I’m sure that most of you have no idea who I am…so why not introduce myself. I’m now one of the writers on this very website. I’m not like the other writers though, I am an eighth grader in Wayne County. Now, what school? more on that later…  But seriously, I’m also a YouTuber on the channel Band Geek, where I post videos every other week. So when this goes up, I think it’s an off week so there should be one up the week after. Maybe. I don’t know, we’ll see.
Hmm…what else? Oh, I don’t know exactly what I’m going to be writing all the time. All I know is that I might intertwine my YouTube and this website, so you might be able to watch something I’m talking about on my channel. So that pretty much means I write about anything I want. One week I might talk about potatoes, and the next I might talk about what parents don’t understand about teenagers. So just stay tuned and see what crazy thing I’m writing about next week.

Well that’s about it…bye! *awkward wave

 

Trick or Treat Schedule 2014

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trick or treatTrick or Treat Times for the Wayne County Area

This year ALL times are on
Friday, October 31st

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Centerville
Connersville
Fountain City

5:00-8:00 p.m.
Winchester

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Richmond

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cambridge City
Dublin
Greens Fork
Liberty
Lynn
Milton
Pershing

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Hagerstown

Fountain City US 27 Closing Update From INDOT

News Release

FOUNTAIN CITY – Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plan to begin full-depth pavement repairs and resurfacing on U.S. 27 next week.

The project will require closing U.S. 27 to through traffic between the town’s incorporated limits for up to five days at a time beginning Monday, Sept. 22. Weather permitting, the highway closure is expected to repeat Monday through Friday for four consecutive weeks. The highway is expected to be closed for a maximum total of twenty days. Access to all local businesses and residents will remain available.

The official signed detour will direct through traffic on U.S. 27:
• Northbound – west on I-70, north on U.S. 35/Williamsburg Pk. (Exit 149B), and east on U.S. 36
• Southbound – west on U.S. 36, south on U.S. 35, and east on I-70 to U.S. 27 (Exit 151)

Representatives from INDOT and Milestone Contractors plan to be at the Fountain City municipal building (312 W. Main St.) on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss project plans and answer questions. The $640,000 contract calls for full-depth pavement repairs, a complete asphalt resurface, and the installation of curb ramps.

To receive INDOT news and information for Wayne County by email, subscribe here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INSTATE/subscriber/new. Updates are also available by liking Indiana Department of Transportation: East Central on Facebook and by following @INDOT_ECentral on Twitter.

To contact the INDOT East Central District Customer Service Center please call toll-free 1-855-463-6848 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or email eastcentralin@indot.in.gov.

For full details, view this message on the web.

Fireworks In Wayne County….What a Blast!

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fireworks 2Richmond Annual Fireworks Display & Freedom Jam

G101.3 will start broadcasting for Freedom Jam, sponsored by First Bank Richmond, on the hill July 4th, at 4:00 p.m. with live music starting at 5:30.

Fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Roosevelt Hill.

Cambridge City Fireworks Display

Date:         July 4, 2014 at Dusk

Where:    Creitz Park, Cambridge City, Indiana

Fountain City Fireworks Display

Date:         July 4, 2014 at Dusk

Where:   East Ball Diamond, Fountain City Road

Centerville Bicentennial Fireworks Display      

This year Centerville will kick off their Bicentennial celebration with the July 4th fireworks at dusk.  Also, earlier in the day in the soccer fields there will be family fun starting in the early afternoon.

 

Today at the Fair…Corey Cox, Fireworks and more!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Today at the 4H Fair is an exciting day for all the 4H kids who have worked so hard taking care of their animals.  It’s the big Auction Day, where kids will sell all types of animals.  Get out to the 4H Fair and cheer them on- these are such hard-working and determined kids and deserve our support.

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Corey Cox performs live tonight at the 4H Fair, Wayne County

Later today, 7:30 p.m., Corey Cox will provide live entertainment on the Tom Raper RV Free Stage.  Corey has quite a following and according to his fan website “Continuing his rapid climb in the country music world in 2012, Corey performed for tens of thousands of fans in the Super Bowl XLVI Village, sang the National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 Nationwide Race and secured a major sponsorship with Coors Banquet beer. Corey has built his name through his relatable lyrics, contagious songs, and energetic live shows – a combination that has attracted a strong and loyal following.”  And his fans follow him everywhere!   According to Corey- this is what he was meant to do.  And he loves it.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see him perform live–and Free!

fireworks 2And tonight at dusk….Fireworks!!  Bring a chair, grab some great Fair food and enjoy! 

We’ll see you at the 4H Fair!

First Bank Richmond is the business sponsor for the day.

Be a Blood Donor at the 4H Fair and Save a Life!

BLOOD DRIVE

Back again this year, an opportunity to donate blood and save a life at the Wayne County 4H Fair, 2014.  See below for details on how to sign up.  Please share this post with your friends and family so we can get as many donors out as possible!

BLOOD DRIVE

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Continues This Week

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shakespeare festival pic from civic theatre in USA today

Picture contributed by Richmond Civic Theatre and used by USA Today

If you haven’t made it to the Shakespeare productions of Much Ado About Nothing or Romeo and Juliet, you still have several chances.

According to the Shakespeare Festival site:

Indiana’s Richmond Shakespeare Festival is producing Much Ado About Nothing and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in Richmond’s historic Starr-Gennett piano factory (with generous support from the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department),  in repertory, from June 6 through 15, 2014.

Professionally directed, designed, and managed, these performances are intended to be fresh, accessible, and relevant.

The Starr-Gennett building becomes a 250-seat theatre and the surrounding park is converted into a festival area with performers, art displays, vendors and other events and activities.

Are you ready for a Hoosier Shakespearience? Please join us. (Ticket & dates information can be found on the Shakespeare Festival site).

If you are visiting from out of town, you can get directions, tickets and other important information by visiting the information page at Richmond Shakespeare Festival site., for those visiting our area.

A Taste of What’s Coming to the Wayne County 4H Fair

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Wayne County 4-H FAIR

June 21-28, 2014

Richmond, Indiana

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Phillip Fox Band playing live at Wayne County 4H Fair on the Tom Raper RV Free Stage

Saturday, June 21

Wayne County Idol,  5 PM at the Tom Raper RV Free Stage, Mud Race – 7 PM, Karaoke Time Following Idol Finals at the Tom Raper Free Stage.

Sunday, June 22

Church services – 11 AM at the Tom Raper RVs Free Stage,  Little Miss & Mister Contest, 2 PM at the Tom Raper Free Stage, Special Music 4 PM – 10 PM at the Tom Raper Free Stage,  CK Cycles Moto Cross Racing – 5 PM, Horse Pull – 7 PM – FREE Admission

Pork McElhinny 4h Fairgrounds

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Monday, June 21Car Show at 5 PM in the Kuhlman Center Parking Lot, ATV/Truck Drags – 7 PM, Pork McElhinny – 7:30 PM @ Tom Raper RV Free Stage.

Tuesday, June 24

Hoosier StateTractor Pull at 7 PM, Phillip Fox Band at 7:30 PM on theTom Raper RV Free Stage, Silly Safaris, 5:30 & 7:30 PM at the Family FitnessWorks Tent

 Wednesday, June 25

Pottery by Jeremy South,  3 PM – 8 PM at the Family FitnessWorksTent,  Tom Butters Painting – 5 PM @ Family FitnessWorks Tent, Wayne County Idol – 6 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, and a Truck / Tractor Pull – 7 PM.

Thursday, June 26

Kids Day, 12 Noon to 4:30,  Armband Special – $12,  Rodeo – 7 PM,  Dancers – 6:00 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage,  Silly Safaris at 5:30 & 7:30 PM in the Family FitnessWorksTent.

Friday, June 27

4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction – 11 AM,  Corey Cox – 7:30 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage,  Mud Bog – 7 PM,  Fireworks @ Dark

Saturday, June 28

Off Road Swap Meet – 10 AM Free Health Screenings – Family FitnessWorks Tent – 12 PM,  Wayne County Idol Finals – 5 PM, Karaoke Time Following Idol Finals @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Demolition Derby – 7 PM.

For the full schedule visit the Wayne County 4H Fair website.   And keep checking back here for cool pictures and any updates.

 

Wayne County 4H Fair Queen Competiton: Deadline Soon

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If you are interested in registering for the Wayne County 4H Queen competition, you must have your registration in by May 31, 2014.  Also, there are some changes in the rules.  Please read below for updates.

* IMPORTANT CHANGES **

The Wayne County 4-H Fair Queen Committee has made a recent change concerning the 2014 Queen Contest.

The NEW ages for the queen division will be 16 and older.  You must be 16 as of June 1, 2015 to compete in this division.

The new ages will allow more ladies to participate and have the opportunity to obtain the skills for interviewing, stage presence, and public appearances.

KEEP IN MIND….in order to participate at state fair, the Wayne County Queen must be 18 years old by June 1, 2015.  The “underage” ladies will have the option to keep the queen status or relinquish the queen status, if chosen prior to the contest.  State Fair rules states you can only win your county fair once.

SO…..for example…..you are 16 years old and have the highest points to win the 2014 Queen title.  You will have chosen prior to the contest, that if you were chosen, that you would:

  1.  Keep the title, however know you are not old enough to compete at State Fair.  You would also know that you cannot compete for the  Wayne County Fair Queen in the future, or
  2. Relinquish the queen title and obtain an alternate title.  You would then be able to compete in future contest and attend State Fair, if age appropriate.

This can be confusing. So please call or text 914.6771 or email at kafouche1@frontier.com with questions, comments or concerns.

Deadline to register is May 31st.  Sponsorship fee will be $50.  Orientation is this Sunday, May 18th at 2pm at the First Friends Church on Chester Blvd (next to Friends Fellowship).  First queen workshop is Tuesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8pm at Lingle Hall at Reid Hospital.

Other age divisions:

  •  Juniors – ages 7, 8, 9
  •  PreTeens – ages 10, 11, 12
  •  Teens – ages 13, 14, 15
  •  Queens – ages 16 to 21

“Spark A Dream” Workshop for Lemonade Day & Upcoming Events

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This Saturday, May 3, 2014, is the Spark a Dream workshop hosted by VanVleet Insurance and Square Donuts.  Running from 10 a.m. to noon at VanVleet on East Main Street, the workshop will teach kids about advertising, customer service and how to choose a great spot for their stand.

IMG_0883Of course, the Lemonhead will be there for autographs and pictures! (bring your cameras).   And it looks like the weather will cooperate to make it a great day!

Coming next weekend

Best Tasting & Best Stand contests will be coming to the Depot District, May 10, 2014.  This year the contests will be combined into one day AND will be during the Taste of Italy in the Depot.  So kids…you will have customers!!  Trophies will be awarded in both categories for first and second place.  Everyone who registers for Lemonade Day and participates in the Best Tasting & Best Stand event, will get their name in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD and a Veach’s gift card.  Set up begins at 10:00 a.m. with judging of stands and lemonade at 11:15.  Celebrity judges will be present including Rick Duncan from 101.3, and Mayor Sally Hutton will announce the proclamation for Lemonade Day.

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Is Sunday, May 18th, 2014.  Set up your lemonade stands and get ready to manage your own business!  And grown-ups, don’t forget to visit stands that day and DRINK LEMONADE.  Support the youth in Wayne County in their quest to become entrepreneurs.

 

 

Lilly Scholarships 2014 Announced

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WC Foundation logo

Foundation announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

The Wayne County Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of two area high school seniors who will receive the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeah Basford and Kaitlin Kramer were chosen from a pool of 44 applicants from throughout Wayne County.  Each recipient will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship and $900 annual stipend for required books and equipment.

Leah, a senior at Centerville High School, maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in cheerleading, model legislature, and national honor society throughout her high school career.  She has served in several leadership positions along with volunteering at her church and Greens Fork Animal Hospital.  Leah plans to major in business marketing at Butler University.  She is the daughter of Sally Osborn and Tim Basford.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKaitlin, a senior at Richmond High School, maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in soccer, tennis, and social studies academic team throughout her high school career.  She has also held several leadership roles including captain of the soccer and tennis teams along with volunteering at Reid Hospital and Kick-Off to Mentoring Program.   Kaitlin plans to major in mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame.  She is the daughter of Teresa and Anthony Kramer.

This year a total of 142 scholarships were awarded statewide by the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc., in conjunction with community foundations and Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI). ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.

Since 1998, 37 students have been awarded Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships through the Wayne County Foundation.  This year’s awardees will be recognized, at the Wayne County Foundation’s Annual Report to the Community dinner on June 25.

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.

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Centerville Library Hosts Several Events In March 2014

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Looking for things to do to overcome that stir-crazy feeling?   Centerville Library has lots of ideas for fun while we wait for Spring to appear.  See below: (2 pages)

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Comfort Keepers Food Drive For Seniors

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food image for seniorsInformation from Western Wayne News:

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.