The Arc of Greater Boone County is celebrating Disability Awareness Month in March with the Arc Artisans Art Show and Reception, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown. The event features an art show and sale, a silent auction, and jazz by musicians Tony Artis and Lester Stansberry. A meal will be available for purchase from Poe’s Country Garden Caterers. Call Marcia Clutter at The Arc of Greater Boone County at 765-482-6815 or visit www.thearcgbc.org or the Arc Artisans page on Facebook for more information.
The Arc is also encouraging elementary and middle schools in the county to participate by reading children a book or short story or showing a video that relates to the theme of Disability Awareness Month. The Arc also encourages the Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign, sponsored by Special Olympics and Best Buddies. At www.r-word.org, individuals can take a pledge to end the use of the “R” word, and download videos, information, resources, materials and ideas for conducting age-appropriate awareness activities. This campaign’s annual day of awareness is the first Wednesday of every March.
The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities offers an abundance of resources and activities helping to develop positive attitudes about and behaviors toward people with disabilities. The 2013 Disability Awareness Month campaign is entitled “Community Connections.” Visit www.IndianaDisabilityAwareness.org for more campaign events.
Arc has offices in Lebanon and at 240 S. First St. in Zionsville.
Boone County qualifies for flood relief
Flooding in mid-April has caused at least $227,000 damage to government property in Boone County.
Around 40 Indiana mayors attended the conference, which included presentations on city annexations, challenges facing city utilities, and a mayor’s role in K-12 education.
Lebanon Police Det.-Capt. Maurice Hobson searches the front yard at 2110 Crimson Lane, Lebanon, where Juventino Salinas Garcia received what were described as “severe” stab wounds to the neck just before 1 p.m. Monday, May 13. Police said Garcia was taken to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. A woman was being questioned by police, Hobson said. According to police reports, Clada Garcia called 911 saying that she was in a vehicle in front of the home in the Hickory Meadows subdivision. Her husband had hurt her, she said, and was threatening to injure himself. The injured man was identified as Juventino Salinas Garcia in a press release issued by LPD Monday afternoon.
Public invited to voting center hearing May 29
A hearing on whether Boone County should implement vote centers — locations where voters from many precincts may cast ballots — will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Lebanon Public Library, 104 E. Washington St., Lebanon.
Habitat kicks off build season with wall build
The sound of more than 60 hammers was heard for an hour Saturday morning, May 4, at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church parking lot in Zionsville.
Lawson outlines vote center options
Convenience, cost-cutting and quicker counting are demonstrated advantages of “vote centers,” a system that will allow Hoosier voters to cast ballots outside their precincts in 2014 and future elections.
11 bridges to be checked for flood damage
Flooding may have damaged 11 bridges especially susceptible to “scouring” — the erosion of stream banks by rapidly flowing water.
Toy drive begins early after flood ruins gifts
For many Boone County children, Christmas begins in May this year.
Feeding Our Future event exceeds goal
Though attendance was sparse, The Caring Center was able to raise more than $20,000 Tuesday, April 23, at the Feeding Our Future event held at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Colts’ Irsay and McAfee contribute to reward fund
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and player Pat McAfee didn’t know Anita Wernsing, any members of her family, or anyone connected with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
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