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Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, April 11

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Updated: June 10, 2013 1:15AM



Happy Birthday

April 11: Dennis Conley

April 13: John Bushemi

April 15: Adam Graper

April 17: Andrew Steele

Happy Anniversary

April 11: Gerry and Mary Scheub (54 years)

April 14: Photographer Scott Brandush joined the Star five years ago

I was in error. There was Civil Defense traffic control for the East Egg Hunt at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Holy Saturday. It just did not go all the way up to where some drivers were getting rude because they couldn’t get there fast enough.

At least one mom was having too much fun at the Easter Egg Hunt. She called police to help get her car door unlocked. She had locked her 4-year-old daughter and keys inside the car. Crown Point Police Officer Steve Meece was happy to help her get back into to car in the 600 block of South Court Street, where the car was parked. As soon as he was able to get the door unlocked, Tairah N. Moss, 24 of Girard, Ohio, opened the door and Meece smelled the pot inside the car. Moss gave him permission to look inside the car. Moss found a bag of suspected marijuana, and Moss’s purse held a glass pipe with burned marijuana reside inside of it. The police contacted a friend of hers inside the fairgrounds and that friend took temporary custody of the little girl. Moss was taken to the police station. No one asked her if smoking the pot made it easier for her to help find the different colored Easter eggs.

We need to work to keep voting rights available to all. Look in the Almanac from 100 years ago when women were fighting to get the right to vote. It was happening not only in a march against the U.S. Capitol building, but violently in England. Women got the vote years after the Civil War ended. Some states charged taxes to be able to vote, to keep the poor from voting. At one time only land owning men could vote. Indiana even tried to disenfranchise college students, but that didn’t work. Now there is at least one state that will not allow parents to continue to have their children as dependents on their state income taxes, if the children register to vote at the campus where they are attending college, even if it is in the same state. Cutting back on early polling places doesn’t eliminate election fraud, but it does disenfranchise a lot of people, mostly working people that cannot keep a job and get the day off to go vote. As long as I have lived in Indiana (since 1985), this state has never had “absentee in person” voting on Sunday. Many people in other states go to church and then together to their polling place to vote. What a great civic lesson that is to all children.

Crown Point Jr. Bulldog Football Cheerleader sign-ups at Lake Street School. Girls must live in CP or Hanover school districts.

Returning girls April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.

New girls April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more cheer information go to www.crownpointjrbcheer.org.

April 21: The Indiana Dunes State Park is hosting three beach glass jewelry workshops at the park’s nature center. For more information and to register call 926-1390.

April 22: Crown Point Parks is hosting the local qualifying event for Scott’s Pitch Hit & Run. It is at 5:30 with registration at 5:15 at the CP Sportsplex at the Jr. Bulldog Football Field. Open to boys and girls 7-14. They will compete separately and in four age groups. It is free, but parents must provide a copy of the participant’s birth certificate prior to registration. Advance registration is encouraged. Call Jeff Jensen at 661-2271.

May 5: Lowell Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual spring Bunco. Tickets are $10 before May 1 or $15 at the door and include food and an afternoon of crazy Bunco at the fire station on Commercial Avenue. The fun starts at 1 p.m. For ticket information call Teresa Parker at 613-7284.

The Crown Point Fire-Rescue Canine Unit is continuing to get ready for K-9 Jake’s arrival and they still need some help. They need to build some agility equipment. They need lumber, hardware, barrels and other items. If you think you can help, give them a call at 662-3248, Ext. 0. They also have a big list of equipment to purchase. Just remember you or someone you love may need to be rescued some day. It will be nice to know that our own Fire-Rescue men will be able to get to you faster, because Jake found you.



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