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Updated: August 20, 2013 12:40PM



Happy Birthday

Aug. 22: Scott Abraham

Aug. 23: Della VanderPol and Mike Aloia share this date

Aug. 25: Mark Baumgardner, Sr.

Aug. 26: Megan McNamara and Wayne Borowski share this date

Aug. 27: Linda Abraham

Aug. 28: Tracy Kleven and Kelly Miller share this date

Happy Anniversary

Aug. 24: Dennis & Kitty Conley, 45 years (that’s us)

Aug. 25: Joe and Sandy Szczerbowski

Aug. 26: Ratification of the 19th Amendment is still under a 100

Aug. 28: Michelle & Mike Fajman 20 years

Congratulations to Katie McNamara the new Boone Grove JV Cheer Captain — We love you Katie

A message to anyone that is supporting the call to shut down the federal government: Think about the side effects 1) No soldiers will be paid; 2) Social Security will not be paid; 3) Medicare will not be paid 4) because of # 3 hospitals will have to close; 5) because of #4 hospital workers will lose their jobs. It spirals on and on. But right here and now and very personal: If both my husband and I do not get our Social Security checks are you going to reach in your own pocket to pay our mortgage and feed us? Remember that Social Security is an entitlement program. It definitely is something we are entitled to get. We paid for it up front. Most of the people getting Social Security payments are like my husband and me. We already paid into that savings account with over more than 50 years of deposits taken from our pay checks. This truly is a white collar crime, against you and me.

I hope that One Region can explain how they do background checks on employees before the city is kind and donates money to this semi-political-non-profit social-action organization. They had employed Dawn O. Williams, from the Crown Point area, as a bookkeeper. Under the name of Dawn Verdegan she pleaded guilty in 2005 to embezzling over $200,000 from the Hawk Enterprises that installs highway lighting. She also had admitted that she used money from Lake County Childcare Development Fund Program. She may have paid back what was used from One Region but they should have checked references before hiring. Oops!

Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield is having a three evening event geared to renew your love and commitment to God. It is for the whole family, kids too, and the dynamic and exciting speaker is from out of state. It is for people that are there every Sunday. It is also for people that have wandered off from the parish — you are invited to come-on-back and open your heart to God. It is free, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights starting at 7 p.m., Aug. 25, 26 and 27.

Here we go again. I love plays on words:

What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds.

I wondered why the ball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.

Winfield’s Farmer’s Market is on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 pm. at 10645 Randolph, town hall.

Crown Point D.A.R.E. 2013 Golf Outing is coming and golfers are needed. Sign up now. It is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the recently remodeled White Hawk Country Club. Call with any questions: Sgt. Dave Benson, D.A.R.E. officer, at 663-2131, Ext. 250 or dbenson@crownpoint.in.gov or Diane Kozlowski, D.A.R.E. Assistant at 712-5136 or dkozlowski@crownpoint.in.gov. CPPD D.A.R.E serves all fifth-grade classes at public and parochial schools in the CP school district. If you aren’t golfing they are also asking the public to join in and support this program for the kids by becoming a sponsor, and/or making door prize donations.

The local churches and township food pantries are running low. Your help is needed to fill the pantries in our churches and township offices. They need canned goods, paper products and diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Andrew Kyres is inviting everyone to come to First Financial Bank’s September Morning Business Hour from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept.13th from 8-9 located at 11890 Broadway. That is where Broadway ends at U.S. 231. Congressman Pete Visclosky will be the guest speaker. While there is no charge to attend please RSVP to Judith Mariola Judith.mariola@bankatfrist.com

Be on the watch out for a Murder Mystery Dinner/auction coming in October at the Halls of St. George. For those of you that can afford $50/pp. for tickets, a great Western Murder Mystery will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana. It is called Bullets in the Bathtub. More to come, keep watching.

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is coming to Ft. Ouiatenon, West Lafayette Oct. 5th & 6th be ready. Check it out at www.tippecanoehistory.org or www.tcha.mus.in.us/feast.htm

This is the 46th year as the Midwest’s Largest and Best Historical Festival. All that is missing is you. This is held along the banks of the Wabash River. The “Feast” gets its name from the moon cycles of the Miami Indian calendar. Recreated military units, period artisans, craftspeople musicians, voyager canoeists, civilian encampments, and Native American cultural presentations about the time period portrayed. Great for all ages and people that love to eat. They even have free parking and shuttle buses from Ross-Ade Football Stadium at PU.



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