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MCQUEEN EARNS SCHOLARSHIPS

May 25, 2014

Ali McQueen (right) accepts the Dan Mullet “For the Love of a Child” Scholarship with Susan Mullett-Riecke. The other awards McQueen received were the Retired Teachers’ Scholarship, the Whitley County Teachers’ Association Scholarship, the Natalie Mason Mullins Scholarship, and the Lawrence/Freida Bunnell Memorial Scholarship.

Hodges educates Rotary members

May 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Thor Hodges, a law enforcement officer in Columbia City for the last 20 years, was the speaker at a recent Columbia City Rotary Club meeting.

Hodges is a life-long resident of Whitley County, and for many years, a resident of Columbia City. For 18 of those 20 years on the police force, he has been involved with the Community Corrections Program.

The Corrections Program was set up to provide a sentencing option that “places offenders in unpaid positions with nonprofit, tax supported agencies to work a court-ordered number of hours.”

PARTNERING FOR KIDS

May 25, 2014

CANI, a local nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for children, recently partnered with Whole Health Wellness Center, a nonprofit garden and community health initiative,to teach students about growing food and healthy living. CANI offers a free and interactive preschool program. For more information, contact CANI at 244-2737.

SELFIE SATURDAY: Trent Boston

May 25, 2014

Trent Boston, a Columbia City resident, is a self-employed musician, and in his spare time, enjoys taking pictures.

P&M: What do you love most about living in Whitley County?
Boston: “The people of course, and our beautiful Courthouse.”

P&M: If you could go back to high school, what would you do differently?
Boston: “Probably go more.”

P&M: What’s one word that you would use to describe yourself?
Boston: “Outgoing.”

P&M: If you had to choose, what would your DJ name be?
Boston: “DJ TreBo”

P&M: What country would you like to travel to?
Boston: “Philippines”

June events to be held at Parkview

May 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital has announced its events for the month of June.
Monday, June 2

Mobile Mammography

Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach helps make getting a mammogram quick, easy and convenient for women throughout northeast Indiana.
Appointments are preferable and should be scheduled prior to June 2.
For an appointment, call 483-1847 or 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540. Walk-in openings are available depending on schedule and is located at Curves 8475 East U.S. 33, Suite L, in Churubusco.

Breastfeeding group — 10:30 a.m.

Passages awarded accreditation

May 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — CARF International recently announced that Passages, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for the following:
•Community Employment Services and Employment Supports
•Community Integration
•Organizational Employment Services,
•Respite Services, and
•Supported Independent Living programs.

The latest accreditation is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Passages.

Elm bark to be used for basket making

May 25, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Museum in Columbia City is hosting their Elm Bark Basket Making Workshop Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m.
Erik Vosteen, assistant director of the Great Lakes Lifeway Institute, and a lifetime member of the Environmental Education Association of Ind., will be presenting how to make an Elm bark basket.

At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a completed Elm bark basket. The cost for the event is $50 per person.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For questions and reservations call, 244-6372.

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