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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 01:36 pm: Edit Post

Richmond Baking Company Makes Greenway Connection with Memorial and Service in Mind

The Wayne County Cardinal Greenway encompasses 22.5 miles of paved trail. With another 40 miles spanning the rest of the Greenway, we take pride in our hidden gem and use all resources available across Wayne County to continue to keep it safe and beautiful for the hundreds that use it daily. The Greenway cares about our users, families, and neighbors along the trail. Richmond Baking Company is an excellent neighbor to the Greenway and has been planning a connection for their users in conjunction with an event to assist an employee with medical needs. This event is taking place on June 6, which coincides with National Trails Day.

“In the United States, National Trails Day® (NTD) is the American Hiking Society's trail awareness program. Each year events are held to help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, to encourage people to discover their local trails, to raise awareness of trail issues, and to instill excitement for the outdoors. National Trails Day ® is held every year on the first Saturday in June, although some local events could be held on other dates.” (


Carl Jones Memorial Walk/Run“We are thankful for the several years of support from the Richmond Baking Company for not only the Greenway, but for our entire community. Their overall pride in families within their company is to be commended. This event is not only a way for the company to show support of an employee with ongoing health issues, but also a dedication in memorial to a dedicated user of the trail, Carl Jones. Carl loved the trail and used it often. I am glad that we were able to work together to complete this process and we look forward to the connection.” Denise Retz, Wayne County Cardinal Greenway Director.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 07:12 pm: Edit Post

Community Canvas Mosaic Project
Postcard: Community Canvas Project
Come into Morrisson-Reeves Library on Saturday, May 30th starting at 10:00am and work with artist, Ron Deane to create The Community Mosaic. Be one of the 50 people who get to be a part of this project. Once the 50 tiles are painted - there will be no more to paint - so come early and get creative! The tiles will be combines to make a huge mosaic that measures 5 feet tall by 10 feet long. All art supplies will be provided at no cost and all ages are welcome!

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 01:21 pm: Edit Post

Centerville Lions Club to Host 36th Annual Fish Fry
Supplied Logo: Lions Club Logo
Members of the Centerville Lions Club are preparing for their annual community fish fry. This is their 36th year in a row for the project. The event will be held on Fri. and Sat. June 5th and 6th at the Fellowship Hall, 106 E. Main St., Centerville. Serving times are 11 am to 8 pm daily.
Supplied Photo: Phil Stevenson & Jo Elstro at 2014 event
The Menu includes: Fish, Hamburger or Hotdogs, Baked Beans, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Drink and Dessert.

Advance Tickets at $9.00 and tickets at the door are $10.00 each. Tickets are available from any Centerville Lions Club member or you may call 935-1052 or 935-2481.

Proceeds are used for the many local and state projects of the Lions Club, including scholarships, eyeglasses, cancer control, Indiana eye bank, Vision Van, and local Halloween party for the children.
Supplied Photo:  Gayle Gardner, Maurine Shook, and Carolyn Gardner
Ready to enjoy their fish dinners at last year's fish fry are from left: Gayle Gardner, Maurine Shook, and Carolyn Gardner. This year's event will be held in the Christian Fellowship Hall, 106 E. Main St., Centerville.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 03:52 pm: Edit Post

1st Bloom and Glow to Take Place on June 3rd

Richmond Rose Garden has again planned a unique fun summer event June 3 called the 1st Bloom and Glow.

The 1st Bloom refers to the beginning of the rose blooming season and visitors will be invited to stroll the Richmond Rose Garden as the sun prepares to set. Live easy-listening music by Wayne County musician Pat O'Neal will add to the ambiance.

Tickets are on sale for soft drinks and gourmet hors d'oeuvres provided by five well-known local caterers. Food tickets are $20 per person and sold in advance. Those with food tickets can sample the refreshment stations around the rose garden. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Tickets are available at the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau's Welcome Center, 5701 National Road E., Richmond. They are also available from event committee members.

The glow refers to a hot air balloon glow that will also take place that evening adjacent to the garden on the former golf course at Glen Miller Park. Several hot air balloons will be glowing at dusk. Admission is free to the balloon glow.

Local businesses, organizations and individuals are sponsoring the balloons and contributing toward the event's other costs.

Donations are accepted throughout the year for the rose garden's maintenance, such as buying roses for planting, improving lighting and upgrading irrigation. Contributions may be sent in care of Wayne County Foundation marked for the Rose Garden Fund, 33 S. Seventh St., Richmond, IN 47374. For more information about the fund, call (765) 962-1638.

About the garden: The Richmond Rose A.A.R.S. Garden is open 365 days a year, and no admission is charged for visiting the garden. The garden is wheelchair accessible. Visitors experience the beauty of our flourishing garden that highlights more than 100 varieties of All American Selections Roses. In addition, blooming annuals, perennials and ornamental trees add an interesting texture to the garden. It was founded in 1987 and continues to be maintained by volunteers. More volunteers are always welcome.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 07:23 pm: Edit Post

Public Invited to Artist and Mural Design Reception

The Festival of Murals invites the public to a free reception and meet the 2015 artists selected to paint murals this summer throughout Wayne County, Indiana and view their proposed mural designs. The reception will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8 at the Firehouse BBQ and Blues restaurant located at 400 N. 8th St. in Richmond, Indiana. The artists will paint murals from June 15 to August 15 to compete for three prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000. Brochure maps of the mural locations and artists will be available.

The selected mural artists for this year's competition are:

Other murals will be painted, but not in the competition for prize monies, by organizers Carly Mattingly Dee in Richmond and Hagerstown, and Pamela Bliss in Cambridge City and Richmond.

The Festival of Murals is currently accepting donations and sponsorships for current murals and past mural restorations. Some sponsors may be listed on the mural walls and in the full color "Tour of Murals" map brochure of completed competition murals and other public art in Wayne County.

For more information, email or call 317.696.7349. Competition information and updates will be available on Facebook at or

The Festival of Murals is hosted by the Wayne County Chamber Center for Excellence. It is co-sponsored by Wayne County Tourism Bureau, Richmond Furniture Gallery, Preserve Richmond Depot, Sherwin Williams, Parker Company Hardware, First Bank Richmond and West End Bank, Wayne Bank, Friends Fellowship, Arden Hearth.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 02:54 pm: Edit Post

Go on a Story Safari at MRL this Summer!
Supplied Graphic: Story Safari 2015
As summertime draws near, you may hear the roar of a lion or the sound a monkeys running around at Morrisson-Reeves Library. We are
teaming up with Cope Environmental Center to offer a Super Spectacular Summer Reading and Activities Program. The STORY SAFARI is sure to spark
adventure and excitement in kids of all ages. Read books, take hikes at Cope and earn prizes while having fun!

The Story Safari runs June and July with plenty of chances to immerse minds and imaginations in a laid back learning experience. Families can get registered at the Library or online at

”We’re teaming up with Cope Environmental Center with events and activities for kids. We’re focusing on laughter, art, music and reading! Special activities will be held Wednesdays throughout the month of June and July,” said Children’s Librarian Lou Spicer. “We will be hosting arts and crafts sessions as well as entertaining the whole family with appearances by musician and puppeteer Chris Rowlands, Silly Safari’s and a Drum Safari with Keith Cozart. All ages of children are invited to attend the free programs.”

“This program gives families a fun and free activity to enjoy in the summer,” adds Spicer. “Each child gets a prize for reading!”

We have a Summer Reading program for Adults and Teens too. Contact the library for more details. More information contact Morrisson-Reeves Library at 765-966-8291 or on the web at

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 07:59 pm: Edit Post

Reid’s “green roof” maturing, adding to healing environment
Supplied Photo: Green Roof 1
A “green roof” that was installed at Reid in 2013 is offering a great, healing view to patients as it is maturing in full view from five of the hospital’s six floors.

Funded by the efforts of Reid Auxiliary, the roof was installed above the administrative suites on the first floor of the Reid patient tower. As the plants have grown and matured, it is offering a colorful view from the second through the sixth floors.

“This is such a great addition to the healing environment on our campus,” said Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO. “So much thought and planning was put into the importance of a healing atmosphere before our campus was built,” he said, “and this addition clearly adds to our other gardens, artwork and décor that makes our campus a special, healing place.”

A green roof is created when vegetation is used over a waterproofing membrane to cover a building roof. They create natural insulation and absorb rainwater, reducing runoff, and contribute to energy efficiency in the process. For Reid’s project, the plants produce a design formation with plants that flower at different seasons.

Before the garden was added, the previous gravel roof was in stark contrast to the other gardens outside the first floor and in view from above.

Besides being complimentary to the healing environment, the roof also is environmentally friendly and reduces costs over the long term. The added layers of plants over the roof membrane contribute to the life of the roof surface and also contribute to energy efficiency.

The idea of a green roof was discussed as the replacement hospital was being completed. The Reid Auxiliary then dedicated fundraising efforts to make it happen. The Auxiliary, which raises thousands of dollars to support patient care, allocated more than $200,000 to help fund it.

“We are so appreciative of the efforts of our Auxiliary and their impact on patient care,” said Randy Kirk, vice president and Reid Foundation President. He noted that community philanthropy supported the addition of healing gardens and art displays on the Reid campus. The Auxiliary raises funds through various sales at the hospital and through the proceeds of the Ginkgo Boutique gift shop on Reid’s main concourse.

Jon Ford, chair of Reid’s governing board, said that “healing environment” was one of the major priorities targeted as the replacement hospital was conceived and planned. “A personal health crisis can be eased by the right surroundings and environment,” he said. “Combined with the best technology and people delivering the care, this is a major factor in Reid’s success as a leader in excellence.”

The Reid Governing Board announced the decision to build a replacement hospital campus in 2000 after careful study of options for the future. The decision to move and start over in a new space was determined to be the most cost effective decision for the long-term. And from early in the project, guidelines were established to ensure the planning resulted in a state-of-the-art campus with the latest technology and a design that would contribute to the healing process, body, mind and spirit per the hospital’s mission.
Supplied Photo - Green Roof 2
The green roof is just one of many projects at Reid that are environmentally friendly. Reid also recycles paper, aluminum, plastics and cardboard. Another project is under way to upgrade to LED lighting throughout the campus.

The campus healing environment includes:

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 02:24 pm: Edit Post

Celebrate Independence Day on the Lawn at the Gaar House & Farm Museum
Gaar Mansion
July 4th (Rain Date: July 5)
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. House Open for Viewing
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Music by Richmond Community Orchestra, Ryan Wotherspoon and Donna Geddes
9:00 p.m. to end of Richmond's Fireworks Display

Wellings Steak House cash bar will be available. Bring a snack, chairs or blankets.

June 27, 2015 is the deadline for purchasing tickets. Limited ticket sales at the gate on July 4th. Tickets Locations: Daggy Flowers, Tourism Bureau, Phillips Drugs or Sarah Bradley. Call 765.966.1262 for tickets and information. If you can not attend, please consider sending a donation to: Gaar Foundation, c/o US Bank, 808 East Main, Richmond, IN 47374

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 04:26 pm: Edit Post

Boys & Girls Club Summer 2015 Program Registration Now Available

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County summer programs will run for eight weeks – from June 1 until July 24. Cost is only $35 per week for the first child and $30 per week for each additional child. Choose from any of the following options or mix and match to suit your summer schedule.

Camp Guy
Our privately owned camp located on 168 acres on the Whitewater River near Connersville offers day camping experiences that will include hiking, fishing, archery, swimming, arts & crafts and a weekly Thursday overnight. Cost is $35 per week for the first child and $30 per week for each additional child.

Play 12
Children enrolled in the Play 12 program can arrive as early as 6 a.m. and stay as late as 6 p.m. and each day the Club provides breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Activities have been revamped to include a variety of activities and kids can choose a different program area every two weeks. Program areas are: Club Fit, Creative Artists, Club Tech, Summer Brain Gain and Fun & Games. Cost is $35 per week for the first child and $30 per week for each additional child. Or if you do not need the full week, cost is $10 per day.

Club Fun
Previously known as our Drop-In Program, Club Fun includes traditional Club activities every afternoon including the gamesroom, gym, computer lab, arts & crafts and is free to current members Monday-Friday from Noon-4 p.m. Memberships can be purchased or renewed at anytime and are only $15 per year.

Discounts are available for full summer payments (before May 29). To register, call Angela at 765-962-6922 or stop by the Jeffers Unit Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:51 pm: Edit Post

Wayne County Foundation Announces Award Recipients

The Wayne County Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Charles A. Rodefeld and Ruth J. Wickemeyer awards.

The Charles A. Rodefeld Award for Leadership in Philanthropy and the Community seeks to recognize Wayne County citizens who have served faithfully, though without fanfare; and those who have provided leadership and significant financial support over the years. The Rodefeld award has been presented every year since 1994.

The 2015 recipients of the Rodefeld Award are Jack and Debra Edelman. Nominated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, it was noted that both Jack and Debra have been active philanthropists in the community supporting not only the children at Boys and Girls Club but also the Reid Hospital Foundation and Richmond Art Museum The Ruth J. Wickemeyer Award for Community Service was established in 2006 to recognize a not-for-profit leader who personifies exceptional service to others in the name of community progress.

Karole Passmore, the 2015 recipient of the Wickemeyer Award, started and continues to be the driving force behind Second Helpings, a program dedicated to providing children and their families with food during the summer months and school holidays. Nominated by Susan Isaacs, Karole was hailed as providing “events at which all are welcome and no shame is attached to poverty.”

The award recipients will be honored at the Foundation’s annual dinner to be held June 11 at J & J Winery. The community, and friends and relatives of the award recipients are invited.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Foundation office at 765-962-1638 no later than June 1. Cost for the event is $35.00 per person.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 04:20 pm: Edit Post

RCT Announces 2015-2016 Season
Logo: RCT 75 Years
Richmond, IN, May 1, 2015– Richmond Civic Theatre celebrates the 75th season of productions. The board voted unanimously to approve the slate of events that will occur at RCT along with the slate of directors. Along with the six featured main stage shows, RCT also announced the season for our youth outreach, Stage One, Studio 10, and Richmond Radio Works.

RCT Board President Ghlee Jewison complimented this year’s line-up along with the efforts of the show selection team. “The celebration of the 75th season of Richmond Civic Theatre demands a quality of shows that highlights the both the tradition of this great theatre while looking to the bright future of the organization. We are thrilled with the line-up and thank the outstanding committee that selected these shows. It is a great representation of the future as well as celebrating the past. It also reflects our commitment to the creative process with our Studio 10 productions and our commitment to the future with Stage One. I look forward to the shows but also for the experience for our great volunteers.”

Main Stage Shows for 2015-2016
Starting off the 75th season will be The Music Man and will conclude in the spring with Legally Blonde: The Musical. In between will be a wide range of shows, from traditional favorites to shows presented by RCT for the first time ever. As a celebration of the 75th season, RCT will perform Our Town which was the first show produced at RCT 75 years ago.

Stage One
This season for Stage One includes four shows, each with a story that will capture the attention of kids and adults of all ages.Studio 10
This season, Studio 10 will continue its tradition of exploring unique topics and scripts. One difference, however, is the fall show will be seen at Earlham College instead of 10th and Main. Richmond Radio Works
As the newest member of the Richmond Civic Theater Family, Richmond Radio Works is covering old ground – storytelling via radio – in a new way, with talented local casts and exciting scripts.

Season tickets for the 75th season will be on sale in May while the final show of the 2014-15 season, The Three Musketeers is on stage May 15-17, 22 &23. For more information about this topic, please contact Richmond Civic Theatre at (765) 962-1816 or email at or visit the website

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 02:53 pm: Edit Post

2015 Senior Games Set for June 15th-18th

June 15th-18th will be an exciting week of athletic and recreational activities designed to promote a healthy lifestyle at any age! At Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency, a service of Indiana University East, we strive to help our older population stay healthy and active. That is why we offer friendly, competitive interaction through the Area 9 Senior Senior Games are designed to promote physical, emotional and social well-being for people age 55+ by getting involved, no matter what their abilities. Senior Games enhances the community’s awareness of the physical capabilities of mature adults and focus attention on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living at any age.

Senior Games offers a wide variety of activities that can help our older citizens reach...even exceed...their fitness goals. They include bowling, golf, miniature golf, walk race, ping pong, pool, darts, pickleball, basketball free throw, softball throw, corn hole, croquet, football toss, pancake race, shuffle board, paper airplane toss, horseshoes, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and even Zumba Gold. Whether it’s a casual walk, a spirited game of pool or a battle for victory on the basketball court, seniors from around the area will come to show the world that it’s never too late to start living healthy.

The Opening Ceremony on Monday will be held at and hosted by the The Leland Legacy in Richmond with guest speaker Julia Roberts and her therapy dog, Alvin, along with Amanda Marquis and Sampson. We will close the week with a Victory Celebration Dinner/Dance on Thursday evening at the The Leland Legacy featuring music by “The Impossibles.”

Registration forms are available at your local senior center, meal sites, sporting venues, and the Richmond and Connersville offices of the Area 9 In-Home & Community Services Agency.

For more information about the 2015 Senior Games call 765-966-1795 or 1-800-458-9345 or email

Live healthy...participate in the Area 9 Senior Games!

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:53 pm: Edit Post

Maplewood Park/Centerville Playground Renovation
Flyer: Centerville Playground
Centerville, Indiana: A community project has been started to build a NEW playground in Maplewood Park of Centerville. The current playground equipment has been there for many years and is in pretty poor condition. Thankfully, the town of Centerville, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and the Grassroots Action Resource Center have all agreed that the time to do something is now and have given us their full support for the project! Now that it’s official, we want to hear what you think! To find out more about the project and show your support, like us on Facebook: We want to get as much feedback as possible, so please help spread the word! Maplewood Park has a lot of potential and with your help we can definitely make it a lot safer and more fun for everybody!

Please also consider a donation of any amount by going to: The goal is to raise at least $50,000 by early summer and have a major part of the project finished by Archway Days. We’re already well on our way to meeting that goal, and with your help, we can make the park the best it’s ever been!

About the Centerville Playground Committee:
The mission of the Centerville Playground Committee is to provide a welcoming, safe, and fun environment for children, families, and other members of the community!

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 02:58 pm: Edit Post

Running for a cause: Reid team member honors his father in marathons
Supplied Image: Justin Daniels
Justin Daniels has always been athletic, but he’d never run a marathon—until his father, Leonard, was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2010. Now, Justin has set his sights on running a marathon in each of the 50 states to honor his dad and others who suffer from this progressive disease.

COPD is a lung disease that blocks airflow, making it difficult to breathe. The main cause of COPD is smoking, although pollution can play a role. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Justin’s journey began in 2011, when he entered the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon to honor his dad. After a strong finish (69th in his age group), he began to think about how he could do more to raise awareness about COPD. He began to follow a rigorous training schedule, with the goal of running a marathon in each of the 50 states.

So far, he has run marathons in Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, California and Oregon. Justin is ramping up his race schedule in 2015, and hopes to complete his quest by the end of 2016. His mom, Kathy, accompanies him to races; they set up a booth at each race site, distributing educational materials provided by the COPD Foundation. “I’ve talked to a lot of people at races, and listened to their stories about dealing with COPD or watching someone they love cope with it,” says Justin, 33. “I encourage people to see their doctor if they have symptoms, and if they are smokers I urge them to get the support they need to quit.”

Justin, who works at Reid Hospital as a nursing care technician, will use all of his vacation days this year to run marathons. A number of organizations — including the Indiana Pacers and the COPD Foundation — have donated money and products to help him reach his goal. Justin keeps supporters informed through his Facebook page, where he also sells T-shirts to support the cause.

Meanwhile, Justin’s dad continues to battle the disease and stays as active as he can. He is hoping to see Justin run a marathon sometime soon.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 02:22 pm: Edit Post

Ivy Tech Community College Richmond business honorary inducts new members

Richmond, Ind. - The Kappa Beta Delta (KBD), the international business honor society, recently inducted new members at Ivy Tech Community College Richmond.

Kappa Beta Delta recognizes high academic achievement in scholarship and accomplishment of students in business programs at Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited two-year college business programs. The purposes of the Society are to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishments among students of accounting, business, management and administration programs who are pursuing associate degrees, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to mankind.

New Beta Theta chapter members are: Mason Johnson, Brownsville; Eric Burkhart and Rachel Sams, Centerville; Robin Baker and Erin Miller, Connersville; Melissa Schroeder, Fountain City; Amanda Weaver, New Castle; and, Rebecca Schutt and Megan Wolf-Wyatt, Rushville. Ron Oler and Jenna Hampton, School of Business faculty members, are chapter advisors.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 01:19 pm: Edit Post

2015 Richmond Columbian Properties Quality of Place Conference: "Making Things Happen"

Thursday June 25, 2015
William G. Scott House
204 North 10th Street
Richmond, Indiana

All sessions being held at the William G. Scott House. Registration begins at 10:00 A.M.

Schedule of Events

Richmond Columbian Properties "This Place Matters" Redevelopment Project

Registration: 35.00 per person through Eventbrite or mail in registration to P.O. Box 294 Richmond, Indiana 47375. Registration also available at the door.
Partners: Indiana Landmarks, Place Economics, Richmond Urban Enterprise Association

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 04:44 pm: Edit Post

State Line Family Medicine to reunite two Reid physicians, expand services to region
Supplied Image: Dr. Meckley Supplied Image: Dr. Reichley
Dr. Meckley (left) and Dr. Reichley (right)
Reid Physician Associates is opening a new practice this summer on Richmond’s east side that will expand access to primary care in our region. State Line Family Medicine will reunite two long-time Reid physicians, Janet Meckley, M.D., and Tina Reichley, M.D.

The practice is at 534 West Eaton Pike, just off the National Road exit at I-70 near Lowe’s. The building is a former Ruby Tuesday restaurant, and renovations to the space should be complete sometime in June.
Supplied Image: Construction at 534 W. Eaton Pike
Drs. Meckley and Reichley both began their careers at Richmond Family Care Center, 795 Sim Hodgin Pkwy. Dr. Meckley joined the staff in 1993 after completing her family medicine residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, and Dr. Reichley joined the practice three years later after completing her residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital-Ohio Health in Columbus. Dr. Meckley left the practice six years ago to become a hospitalist at Reid.

“As a hospitalist, I was able to work one week on and one week off, and that gave me more time to spend with my husband and my sons, who were both in high school at the time,” said Dr. Meckley. Last fall, while taking a review course to prepare for her board certification renewal exam, Dr. Meckley said she began to consider a possible return to primary care.

“I missed getting to know patients and really helping them manage their health,” she said. “Two weeks later, Tina called and proposed the idea of setting up an office with the two of us. I gave it a lot of thought, and decided that the time was right—my oldest son is already out on his own, and my youngest is heading to college in the fall.”

Dr. Reichley said she is looking forward to working with Dr. Meckley again, especially since both of them have a passion for providing continuity of care. “We will share a call schedule to provide coverage for inpatients—that’s how I’ve always done it, and it works well for me,” she said. “We expect to be busy right away, in part because I will be bringing my patients with me from Richmond Family Care Center.”

The imminent retirement of another Reid family physician could boost patient volume at the new practice as well. Jeung Ahn, M.D., will retire from his New Paris, Ohio, practice this summer. He is referring his patients to State Line Family Medicine, which is located just three miles away. “As I prepare to retire after 36 years, it is gratifying to know my patients will have options for their care with State Line Family Medicine,” he said. “Drs. Meckley and Reichley are great doctors, and I know if my patients go to them, they will be in good hands.”

Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO, said Dr. Ahn “has steadfastly served his patients with clinical expertise, kindness and compassion for many years. While we are acknowledging his many contributions during his exemplary career, we will welcome Dr. Meckley back to her Family Practice role as she reunites with Dr. Reichley. We are very happy for them both as they maintain their legacy of service and compassion to their patients and prepare a new home to continue service to Dr. Ahn’s patients in their new location.”

Meanwhile, Lloyd Javier, M.D., and Phil Scott, D.O., will continue their busy practices at Richmond Family Care Center. State Line Family Medicine and Richmond Family Care Center are both part of Reid Physician Associates.

To reach State Line Family Medicine, call (765) 935-8862.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 04:27 pm: Edit Post

Reid Announces Nurse Excellence Award Winners
Supplied Photo: Nurses
Back, from left – Cherie Frame, ACNP; Dianne Bailey, RN; Megan Woods, RN; Kathy Price, RN; Kelsey Bailey, LPN; Keri Lackey, RN.

Front, from left – Christy Sherwood, RN; Stephanie L. Nicholson, RN; Tamika Turner, NP-C; Susan Garber, RN.

Reid Hospital recognized 10 nurses during the 2015 Nursing Excellence Awards reception as part of National Nurse’s Week, May 6 – 12.

“This celebration and awards highlight the wonderful things our nurses do all year,” said Kay Cartwright, Reid vice president and chief nursing officer. “They are at the center of our mission, providing the hands-on care with a special touch that sets Reid apart,” she said.

The winning nurses represent communities from all across the Ohio-Indiana region that Reid Hospital serves and includes: Dianne Bailey, RN, Oncology (Richmond); Kelsey Bailey, LPN, 4 East (Richmond); Cherie Frame, ACNP (Richmond); Susan Garber, RN, Critical Care Unit (Greenville, Ohio); Keri Lackey, RN, Emergency Services (Fountain City); Stephanie L. Nicholson, RN, Mother-Baby Care Center (Modoc); Kathy Price, RN, Critical Care Unit (Williamsburg); Christy Sherwood, RN, Emergency Services (Cambridge City); Tamika Turner, NP-C, Oncology (Indianapolis); Megan Woods, RN, Emergency Services (Lewisburg, Ohio)

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 08:00 pm: Edit Post

Take a Walk with the Mayor!
Supplied Flyer: Walk with the Mayor
Want to learn more about your city? Want to personally ask the mayor questions? Come take a walk with Mayor Hutton in Glen Miller Park! This informal meet and greet allows citizens to get to know the mayor and issues happening right here in our hometown as well as promote wellness in the community. Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., beginning May 12, 2015.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 02:49 pm: Edit Post

Camp Clements Car Show Scheduled for July 25
Poster: Camp Clements Car Show
Spectators are free and car entry fee is only $5 at the Camp Clements Car Show on July 25, 2015. Mark your calendars and plan on attending from 2-6pm. Follow them on Facebook for additional updates.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 04:06 pm: Edit Post

Reid volunteers recognized for 97,500 hours of service

Reid Hospital Volunteer Services thanked hospital volunteers during its annual Volunteer Appreciation program Wednesday evening in Lingle Auditorium. During a movie -themed event, volunteers and guests were treated to a special showing of the movie “What’s up Doc?” starring Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neal.

Fifty-five of over 300 Reid volunteers were awarded service pins to commemorate completion of milestone years of service in 2014. “The volunteers honored tonight donated 97,500 hours of service in 2014,” said Becky Jewison, director of Volunteer Services. “We cannot begin to express our appreciation for the work all of our volunteers do.”

Volunteers are awarded service pins for each unit of 500 hours up to 3000 hours, and then for each 1000-hour unit up to 5000 hours.

Betty Dudley and Kay Karn received 5000-hour pins and will have their names added to the 5000-hour plaque. Active volunteers with 5000 or more hours include Phyllis Alexander, Roger Bass, Sarah Beck, Nancy DeLucio, Romaine DeLucio, Susan Elzemeyer, Betty Gilbert, Cornelia Merrill, Roma Meyer, Dick Resh, Ida Shields, Doris Wagner and Carol Wolke.

The honorees for 2015 include:

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 07:40 pm: Edit Post

Announcing For the Love of Richmond T-Shirt Design Contest
Poster: Re-brand Richmond
Richmond, IN - The public is invited to submit their own creative t-shirt designs that will help re-brand Richmond as a lovable city! This contest was inspired by Author Peter Kageyama, who wrote "For the Love of Cities" and "Love Where You Live". We are honored that Peter, has agreed to be on the judges panel.

This re-branding of Richmond T-Shirt Contest is made possible by a grant from Susan Isaacs, Grassroots Community Center, For the Love of Richmond: The $500 Project Initiative. And also the design, computer skills and assistance of Angel Gray, communications expert.

This contest is open to all ages. Design a positive image of your vision with a slogan for our city.

Design area is 8.5”x11”, 2 color on white t-Shirt.

The winning entry will become a limited edition t-shirt for sale at RAM, our Tourism Bureau and Deer Ridge Camping Resort.

Prize consists of $300 plus in cash, gift baskets and gift certificates from Richmond businesses!

All contributors will be listed on our Facebook page.

Pat Orzechowski, contest originator is looking for more contributions to increase the prize for the winner. Contact Pat at Deer Ridge Camping Resort 765-939-0888.

RAM, courtesy of Shaun Dingwerth, will be the base for pick-up of rules/entry forms and a drop off point for all entries! RAM is located at 350 Hub Etchinson Parkway, Richmond. Open Tuesday- Saturday 10-5. Deadline for entries is June 5th, 2015.

Entry forms and rules also available on the contests groups Facebook Page:

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 02:47 pm: Edit Post

Inaugural National Juried Art Exhibition: GENDER
Supplied Poster: 2015 Exhibition: Gender
The Indiana University East Fine Arts program is hosting an inaugural national themed juried art exhibition, and the theme for this year is “Gender.” The exhibit will be open from April 9-June 19 in the Whitewater Hall Art Gallery, 2325 Chester Blvd, Richmond, Indiana.

The show was juried by a panel of four judges: Ann Kim, assistant professor of fine arts; Carrie Longley, assistant professor of fine arts; Ed Thornburg, lecturer of fine arts; and Kate Cunningham, adjunct lecturer of fine arts at IU East and Purdue University College of Technology.

Kim said the exhibition is set to become an annual juried exhibition each spring with a rotating theme. She added there were nearly 160 works of art submitted from which 40 were chosen for inclusion, representing 30 artists from 15 states.

The opening reception for the exhibition is from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Art Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall. Award winners will be announced at 6 p.m.

By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 05:44 pm: Edit Post

Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center
“Coaches for Kids” Charity Golf Classic

Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center will be holding its annual “Coaches For Kids” Charity Golf Classic on Thursday, May 28th beginning at 9:30 am.

This event will be co-hosted by Tim Brown and Allen Pinkett. Tim Brown is a 2015 NFL Hall of Fame recipient, Heisman Trophy winner & former Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver. Tim also was the recipient of Wernle’s 2014 National Catalyst 4 Change award. Allen Pinkett is a former Houston Oilers running back and returning host for the golf classic.

The event will be held at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond, Indiana. There are still limited openings for sponsorships and teams and a silent auction will be held before and during the event for all.

This event is one of two annual major fund-raising events for Wernle. Wernle’s Catalyst 4 Change Awards dinner with National Honoree Joe Montana will be held on September 24th. All proceeds will go to benefit the children of Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center.

Come out and support us in our efforts “To Rebuild Relationships, and to Restore Hope.”

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