Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, Jan. 17
By Kitty Conley January 15, 2013 12:28PM
Updated: January 15, 2013 12:28PM
Jan. 7: Mark Schweitzer. I had a lazy birdie that forgot to tell me.
Jan. 9: Randy Palmateer. Bad birdie.
Jan. 18: Brian Minogue
Jan. 23: Bruce Spindler shares this day with Angela Keaveney.
DAV JobSource Program by Opportunity Enterprises. This is free for veterans of all ages with disabilities. Dates: Jan. 29 and 31 and Feb. 5, 7, 12, and 14. Place and time: Porter County JobSource office, 56 S. Valparaiso St., 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Lake County JobSource office, 1465 E. 84th, Merrillville from 1 to 3 p.m. Call Jennifer Hunter at 510-5330, Ext. 204 to reserve a spot. Space is limited and reservations are required.
On Jan. 20 there will be a meeting of all the Knights of Columbus district deputies of Northwest Indiana at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield. The deputies will be joined by offices of all of the Knights of Columbus Councils within their districts. Having the state officers drive to this meeting from around the state to attend is honoring the Northwest Indiana Knights. Hosts for this meeting will be Dennis Conley, the 4th district deputy, and John McNamara, grand knight of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Council 7473, which includes Holy Spirit Church, and the council’s chaplain the Rev. Tom Mischler, Pastor of Holy Spirit.
Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Lake County Agricultural Society. They were elected in November and forgot to tell me. The new officers are: Roland “Bub” Wise, Crown Point, president; Ken Craft, Lowell, past president; Arlene Marcinek, St. John, returning after a one year absence as secretary; Chuck Bishop, Crown Point, south county director and first time on the board. Returning officers are: Zern Hayden, Crown Point, first vice president; Tom Lump, Lowell, second vice president; John Laszlo, Munster, treasurer. North county directors are: Bob Crist and Mike Steffan of Griffith; Mike Fraley, Highland. South county directors: Pat Leininger, Crown Point; Randy Niemeyer, Cedar Lake. The 161st Lake County Fair dates are Aug. 2-11. Visit www.lake-county-fair.com for information.
They are back. The play’s the thing at the old Lake County Courthouse on the square in Crown Point. “Frozen Stiff,” the einner theater murder-mystery, sold out all performances in November. By popular demand it is back on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. for a social hour, and performance at 7 p.m. For the Sunday matinee, doors open at noon and performance starts at 1 p.m. The play is based on an actual murder that happened in Cedar Lake in 1912, some of which you read about in the almanac in the Star last year. The play takes place while you are eating in the Maki Ballroom and goes on around you while you are eating. Dessert is exciting. Cost is $40. Tickets can be purchased online at Brownpapertickets.com or from the Lake Court House Foundation by calling 663-0660.
It would be fun watching confirmation hearings if President Obama appointed Warren Buffett to be the next secretary of the Treasury. It would be interesting to see if the Senate would object. Buffett has ideas about balancing the budget, but I don’t think Congress would agree. Many ideas that appear in a forwarded e-mail were not his comments, but that does not mean that he doesn’t hold all top 1 percent ideas. The man called the Oracle of Omaha has complained that his secretary should not pay a higher tax than he does.