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By: Anita Goodan
Published: December 3rd, 2013
Students in the eighth grade all the way through college are invited to take part in a community event every Tuesday in North Judson.
If you enjoy art, this will be the ticket for you. Starting today, a free after-school program will feature art, literature, music, poetry and some other skill building event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT every Tuesday at The Studio, 424 Lane Street in North Judson.
Hannah Minix told WKVI that this is an opportunity for students to develop a skill in some aspect of art, whether it be drawing, writing musical lyrics or discussing literature. She noted that it’s a safe place to go after school and get away from the stresses of school.
A nutritional snack will also be offered. If you need more information, contact Hannah Minix at (219) 205-2608.
A 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar will take place Saturday, December 7th, at St. Peter Lutheran School Gym. There will be 28 crafters/vendors from offering a variety of goods from 9 am-2 pm CST.
Mini Christmas Photo Sessions w/Elle Z Photography call for an appt. or walk-ins welcome (574)806-2254
American Oak-holiday decor Creative Memories by Ahni & Zoe
Grand Pause Farm Kersting's Harley Davidson
Knife River Flies Origami Owl Jewelry
Pampered Chef Stampin' Up
Tastefully Simple Thirty-One (cash & carry)
Scentsy (cash & carry)
Handmade jewelry, Longaberger baskets, 4 types of woodcrafters, antiques, Christmas decor, Breast Cancer Awareness items, crocheted hats, scarfs, & more, live Christmas wreaths, homemade cheeseballs, etched & carved glass, decorative burlap & mesh wreaths, handmade cards and soaps, hairbows, tutus, artwork, handmade parachute jewelry, & much more...
From the North Judson Park and Recreation Board Facebook page:
Decorating at Norwayne Field is underway. The Tree Lighting will be on Friday evening, December 6, at 6 PM. At 5:45 PM, the Christmas Parade will begin at Lane and Sycamore streets, proceed down Lane to Main, and to Norwayne Field, where Santa will help light the trees. The North Judson-San Pierre High School Band will be in the parade, and the NJ-SP Choir will sing at the lighting. Parade participants should line up on Luken Street near Sycamore at 5:30. Following the tree lighting, join Santa at the Community Building (old firehouse) for cookies and hot chocolate, where Back Stage Studio of Dance will also perform. The Christmas spirit arrives in North Judson in a big way December 6.
Labels for Education
Campbell's Labels for Education is a program that helps schools obtain free educational merchandise in exchange for proofs of purchase collected from eligible Campbell brands. You can help by saving and forwarding proofs of purchase to your local school. School's will redeem them for FREE merchandise such as computers, software, physical education equipment, musical instruments, library books or even a minivan, from Campbell's Labels for Education.
Box Tops for Education
With your help, over $300 million has been raised for our schools through the Box Tops for Education program since 1996. All that clipping has resulted in much-needed supplies for over 90,000 schools across the country. Learn how you can raise money for school, and get those earnings even higher. One can truly make a different. So, turn those shopping trip into easy cash for your school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and send them to your school’s Box Tops coordinator — each one is worth 10¢ for your school.
Tyson A+ Program
Tyson Project A+™ label redemption incentive award program is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. The program is designed to help schools earn extra money quickly and easily. The money may be used in any way the school chooses. Parents, school faculty members, and others in the community clip and save labels from Tyson® products that feature the Tyson Project A+™ label. The labels are collected at a participating school, and the school can then redeem them for cash. In your grocer’s freezer section, look for Tyson® products that display the Tyson Project A+™ logo on the package.
There will be a blood drive Thursday, December 12th from 1 to 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Hall, 210 West Central Avenue, North Judson. You can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by going to redcrossblood.org and entering the sponsor code "umcnj".
By: Anita Goodan
Published: November 11th, 2013
It’s time to submit your nominations for the prestigious Henry F. Schricker Community Service Award.
Henry F. Schricker was a Starke County native who lived by the attitude of “service before self”. This is the foundation for the Schricker Award and nominees should share that attitude.
You may nominate a candidate for consideration for this award by submitting a resume, along with a cover letter, outlining the qualities and deeds of the candidate. Resumes should be delivered to and received by the Starke County Chamber of Commerce by Dec. 13. The entries will be reviewed by the selection committee which is comprised of former award winners.
The name of the winner will be released by Dec. 26. The recipient will be honored during the Chamber’s Annual Henry F. Schricker Award Dinner to be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. The location of the dinner has not yet been decided.
For more information, call Debbie Mix at (574) 772-5548.
Tickets are on sale for the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum Santa Trains this December. These trains always sell out, so make sure you get your tickets early! The dates for this year are December 7th & 14th; trains will run at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Why should a child go to preschool? To be more likely to read at the proper grade level. To be more likely to graduate from high school and to go on to further education after that. And, simply to be ready when they do start school.
The Starke County Community Foundation may make it possible for your child to attend preschool through its Preschool Scholarship Program. Call Sarah Origer at 574-772-3665 for more information.
There’s still time to apply for a preschool scholarship. Scholarships are for 4-year-olds. Applications are available at participating preschools (found in the brochure) and at the Starke County Community Foundation.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski encourages all military veterans to contact their county Veterans Service Officer to help fill out their claims, answer their questions and serve as their advocate with the VA.
In Starke County contact:
Gordon Richie — firstname.lastname@example.org
53 East Mound Street
Knox, IN 46534
Monday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
The Veterans Service Office is in the annex building, which is just north of the courthouse. Easy to find, you just walk straight in, the Veterans Service Office is to the right, just past the canteen.
Assist veterans and their dependents will all benefits available to them, such as compensation, pension, death pensions, burials, home loans, eligibility, hospitalization, education, tax abatement, admission to veterans home and many others.
If you're having issues with the VA, you can also call Sharon Christophel in Jackie Walorski's field office. Her telephone number is 574-204-2645.
Bass Lake Festival
Festival meetings will be on the fourth Saturday of each month and are held at various locations of Bass Lake Festival supporters. Check Bass Lake Festival for information about their next meeting.
12 step, open meeting Mondays at 500 Lane Street, North Judson, Indiana (Brick building on the corner of Lane and Sycamore Street) for more information call Dan @ 219-808-3694
Second Monday of each month November through July, 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library.
North Judson Mint Festival
Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., in the lower level of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library.
Retired Ford Employees Breakfast
First Monday of every month at 9:00 a.m. CT at Richard's Restaurant in Toto
Starke County Commissioners
The Starke County Commissioners meet on the first and third Mondays of every month. On the first Monday of the month, the meeting convenes at 9:00 a.m. and on the third Monday of the month, the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Starke County Annex Building in Knox.
Starke County Humane Society
Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., in the lower level of the North Judson-Wayne Township Library.
Yellowstone Trail Festival, Hamlet
Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the Catholic Church in Hamlet.