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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:24 pm: Edit Post

Area 9 Agency and Reid Hospital Offer Dementia Seminar

On November 6, 2014, the Area 9 In-Home & Community Services Agency is sponsoring our 3rd annual Caregiver Retreat with a seminar on Best Practices in Dementia Care at Indiana University East, Vivian Auditorium, 2325 Chester Blvd. in Richmond from 3:00pm – 5:30pm for health care professionals, caregivers and senior advocates. Attendees can earn two (2) CEUs for participating in the session.

Our presenter is nationally renowned dementia expert, Teepa Snow. Teepa is a Master’s prepared occupational therapist with over thirty years of clinical practice and teaching experience in a wide variety of educational and settings. She has clinical appointments at Duke University’s School of Nursing and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine.

An additional earlier session designed for family members who care for loved ones with dementia patients will be held from 8:30am – 2:30pm. The topics for this session will be Managing Behaviors; Start with Yourself and What Do I Do – I’m Alone and I’m It. This session will also include lunch, an opportunity for shopping, and nice gifts for all caregivers.

“This is a unique opportunity to the Richmond area,” said Rhonda Scott, Caregiver Coordinator. “I encourage people to attend because Teepa provides a new and refreshing perspective on dementia care.”

There is no charge for either session, but registration is required by November 1st. For more information or to register, contact the Area 9 Agency at 966-1795 or 1-800-458-9345.

Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency is a service of Indiana University East.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:19 pm: Edit Post

Lutheran Bishop Coming to Richmond

On Sunday, Dec. 7th the Presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church in America, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of Chicago will be guest preacher at the 10:30 am worship service at St. John Lutheran Church, 501 South 7th St., Richmond, IN. This is her first visit to Richmond. Everyone is invited to attend.

St. John Church is 170 years old.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 04:00 pm: Edit Post

Free Organ Concert at St. John's Lutheran on November 2nd
Flyer: Dr. David Crean
Dr. David Crean, Organist and Director of Music at Wittenberg University, will present a Free organ concert at St. John Lutheran Church, 501 South 7th St., Richmond, IN on Sunday, Nov. 2nd beginning at 4:00 pm. The public is invited and a reception will follow in the church parlors.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 01:17 pm: Edit Post

Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works to speak at Communities In Schools Annual Dinner

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm
Centerville Senior High School, 507 Willow Grove Road, Centerville, IN 47330


Reducing Chronic Absence: A Hidden Key to Raising Student Achievement

Did you know that missing just 10 percent of the school year in the early grades can leave many students struggling throughout elementary school? Or that by sixth grade, missing only that much school is strongly linked to course failure and eventually dropping out of high school? That’s just 18 days of the school year – or two to three days per month.

School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents and schools don’t realize how quickly absences, excused or unexcused, can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence—missing just 18 days per school year—can lead to third graders unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses and ninth graders dropping out of high school.

Our guest speaker, Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works, is a nationally recognized expert on attendance policy and practice. Ms. Chang will share the latest research on chronic absence and examples of best practices from communities across the country. There will also be an opportunity for participants to assess their own practices and draw upon resources to improve attendance in their own schools and communities.

Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance.

To make your reservation for the Communities in Schools annual dinner, call Vivian Ashmawi at 765.983.2263.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:33 pm: Edit Post

Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County selected for Wayne County Foundation Challenge Match

Funds raised during match period will support teen center renovation and programming

Richmond, IN, October 21, 2014 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County have been selected to participate in the Wayne County Foundation’s 2014 Challenge Match and have been given the opportunity to earn $10,000 in matched funds from the Foundation. Contributions from donors may be matched on a 1:1 basis up to $1,000 and there is no requirement to be a first time gift or new gift. All gifts are eligible for the match.

In addition to the Foundation’s contribution, both First Bank Richmond and Richmond Baking Company have offered to match an additional $10,000 each. This means that up to $30,000 of donations will be matched to provide $60,000 in contributions to fund the renovations of the teen center and programming.

The focus on teens and the effort to provide desirable programming for them comes directly from a Teen Task Force composed of Boys & Girls Club board members, volunteers, staff and Club members. The Task Force spent 18 months researching and analyzing teen services in the Richmond community. They surveyed all students in Richmond Community Schools’ intermediate and high schools and determined that in order to better serve teens, the Club’s teen centers needed a dramatic makeover and rejuvenated programming. Plans have been underway to upgrade the physical teen center space and enhance our academic programs for teens including college preparedness and mentoring programs.

Teens are the most vulnerable demographic in our society, facing obstacles such as pressures to use drugs, have sex, participate in delinquent activity, skip school or even drop out. In order to combat these pressures, teens need someplace to go with caring adults to help set them on the right path. Our
statistics show that teens attending the Club two or more times a week can lead to a higher rate of civic engagement. The Club’s teen centers aim to be the place kids can go to feel safe, have a sense of belonging and hone the skills necessary to succeed in school and in life.

The Wayne County Challenge Match period will take place from November 10-21, 2014. Gifts received by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County during this time will be considered for the match. While the Foundation’s match includes gifts of up to $1,000, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County can
accept gifts above that amount during this timeframe. Gifts above $1,000 would be matched by First Bank Richmond or Richmond Baking Company.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Members of the Club, ages 6-18, have access to dedicated, trained professionals who provide guidance in adopting healthy lifestyles and pursuing educational objectives. Currently, we serve over 2,500 youth at four locations: the Jeffers, Central, Fairview and Hagerstown units and during the summer at our 168-acre Camp Guy located on the Whitewater River. Since 1957, the Club has been striving to equip young people with the skills they need to succeed in life.

For more information, call Maria Fisher at the Club 765-962-6922, e-mail mfisher@bgcrichmond.org or visit www.bgcrichmond.org.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 03:28 pm: Edit Post

Great Clips Honors Veterans With Free Hair Cuts

This Veterans Day, for the second consecutive year, Great Clips in Dayton, Centerville, Huber Heights, Vandalia, Tipp City, Eaton, Bellefontaine, Miamisburg, Springfield, Kettering, Beavercreek, Xenia, Greenville, Piqua, and Urbana, OH and Richmond, IN are showing appreciation to those who serve by offering free haircuts for veterans. It’s all part of the “Thank a Veteran” promotion from Great Clips, the world’s largest hair salon brand. In 2013, Great Clips salons provided 130,525 free haircuts to veterans through the promotion. You can show your appreciation to veterans by awarding active or retired U.S. military members a free haircut.

March into Great Clips
On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before Dec. 31, 2014.

“Most of us know at least one veteran we would like to thank on that day,” says Great Clips CEO, Rhoda Olsen, who is married to a Vietnam veteran. “We invite everyone to come into a U.S. Great Clips salon on Veterans Day (Nov. 11) to purchase a service and pick up a free haircut card. Give the card to a veteran in your family, a neighbor or just someone you notice is a veteran to thank them for serving our country. It’s a simple, yet meaningful, way for more people to show appreciation to veterans with the help of Great Clips.”

“We are happy to honor the men and women in the Cleveland area who served in the military with the ‘Thank a Veteran’ promotion,” said Clara Osterhage, Great Clips franchisee owner. “We look forward to serving them with a small token of gratitude for their service to our country.”

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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:10 pm: Edit Post

Indiana health care reform, HIP 2.0 topic of public forum Tuesday at Reid

A public information session on Medicaid and Indiana health care reform is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Lingle Auditorium at Reid.

The session will focus on issues such as the pending Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, Gov. Mike Pence’s proposal to increase coverage for thousands of Indiana residents, and the future of this and other programs in the state.

Representatives on hand will include staff from ClaimAid, a Reid partner that specializes in helping find programs to cover the uninsured, and Reid Patient Financial Services.

"With so many changes to health care coverage options in Indiana, it is important that members of the public seek out the educational resources that are available,” said J Hopkins, Vice President of ClaimAid. “Reid Hospital and ClaimAid are dedicated to working with patients to ensure that they make the beset health care coverage choices for both the individual and their family.”

Chris Knight, Reid Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, said the program is specifically about Indiana programs. “Reid’s focus is on the approximately 8,000 uninsured population in our region and the estimated 350,000 in the state who will have access to affordable coverage the new HIP 2.0,” Knight said.

For more information about the session, contact Sharrie Harlin at (765) 983-3000, extension 4676.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 04:10 pm: Edit Post

Veteran Resource Fair
Flyer: Veteran Resource Fair
Veteran's can explore a variety of resources from government, mental health, employment, free health screenings, education and other community resources at the Veteran Resource Fair on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kuhlman Center, 861 Salisbury Road, Richmond. Doors will close at 2:30 p.m. Contact Brian Rea at 962-8591 ext. 2711 or brea@work-one.org for more info.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 01:19 pm: Edit Post

Wayne County Historical Museum Is Haunted...on October 17, 18, & 24, 25
Flyer: Haunted Museum
The whole family will enjoy Wayne County Historical Museum's spooky guests, story-tellers, treats, & MORE as they tour the decorated museum. Enjoy a not-too-frightening experience with your family and friends! Visitors are encouraged to come in not-too-frightening costumes.

Haunted Museum Admission: $5.00/adults, $3.00/children 3-17, ages 2 & under are free. 1150 North A Street, Richmond, Indiana. For more information, call 765.962.5756.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:51 pm: Edit Post

Ivy Tech Community College Richmond plans Express Enrollment Event at the Connersville Instructional Center

Richmond, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Richmond plans “Make it Happen Mondays” at the Connersville Instructional Center, 717 West 21st St. Prospective and returning students may complete the enrollment process in one day and does not require an appointment.

The Express Enrollment “Make it Happen Mondays” is Monday, November 10.

During the event, new and returning students will be able to work alongside staff who will assist them with the enrollment process including: applying for admission, new student orientation, taking the ACCUPLACER assessment (if they do not have SAT/ACT/SAT scores, high school transcript or college transcript for an assessment waiver), financial aid verification and completion assistance, and connecting with an academic advisor to complete an academic completion plan and to register for classes.

Please arrive at least two hours to prior to 6 p.m., if you need to complete the Accuplacer assessment.

Registration for spring semester is open with classes starting Monday, January 12.

For more information, contact Mary Richey at mrichey@ivytech.edu or 765-825-9394 ext. 6010 or go to IVYTECH.EDU or call 888-IVY-LINE (1-888-489-5463), 7am-1am daily.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:28 am: Edit Post

The Author's Storytime
Supplied Graphic: Story Time
Families with pre-schoolers to 3rd graders - join us at Morrisson-Reeves Library as we host two very special Storytimes in November – with local authors reading stories to children!

The Author's Storytime will reflect the joy of reading and provide the chance to rediscover children's books from the author's perspective. Each author will read a favorite selection by an author of their choosing as well as one of their own books.

Saturday, November 01, 2014
in the Children’s Programming Room

Saturday, November 08, 2014
in the Children’s Programming RoomFor more information, contact Morrisson-Reeves Library at 765-966-8291.

(Message edited by Admin on October 14, 2014)


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:53 pm: Edit Post

Ivy Tech Community College Richmond plans Express Enrollment Events on Richmond campus

Richmond, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Richmond plans “Make it Happen Mondays” in Express Enrollment Center in Johnson Hall on the Richmond campus. Prospective and returning students may complete the enrollment process in one day and does not require an appointment.

The Express Enrollment “Make it Happen Mondays” are Monday, October 27 and Monday, November 3.

During the event, new and returning students will be able to work alongside staff who will assist them with the enrollment process including: applying for admission, new student orientation, taking the ACCUPLACER assessment (if they do not have SAT/ACT/SAT scores, high school transcript or college transcript for an assessment waiver), financial aid verification and completion assistance, and connecting with an academic advisor to complete an academic completion plan and to register for classes.

Please arrive at least two hours prior to 6 p.m., if you need to complete the Accuplacer assessment.

Registration for spring semester is open with classes starting Monday, January 12.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:48 am: Edit Post

Ivy Tech alumni receive professional excellence honors
Supplied Photo: Matt and Vanessa
Richmond, Ind. - Ivy Tech Community College Richmond graduates and Richmond residents, Matt Spurgeon and Vanessa Mason, have received recognition and awards for excellence in their professions.

Spurgeon, adjunct faculty in Automotive Technology at Ivy Tech Community College Richmond, will be recognized as the national TECH-NET Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. He has taught at Ivy Tech since 2004 and is an ASE master automobile technician at Beach Automotive Services in Richmond. The award will be presented November 19 at the national ASE Technician Awards in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Mason, nurse manager for GE Oil & Gas Health Services in Connersville, has been named president of the Indiana Association of Occupational Health Nurses for 2014-2016. A registered nurse and certified occupational hearing conservationist, she won the 2014 Indiana Moore Medical Occupational Nursing Excellence Award and the 2013 Medique Leadership Award as the Outstanding Occupational Health Nurse Member. Mason is enrolled at the University of Arizona in the Master of Science in Nursing Clinical System Leadership program.

Campus President Chad Bolser said, “We are extremely proud of Matt and Vanessa. They are outstanding professionals and excellent representatives of the high quality and value of an Ivy Tech Community College education”.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 04:53 pm: Edit Post

Fright Night in the Depot District: InConcert Host’s Annual Fright Night in the Depot District October 24
Poster: Fright Night in the Depot District
Richmond, Indiana4: Come if you dare to InConcert’s Fright Night in the Depot District on October 24. This be will be one frighteningly fun Halloween party! Come enjoy an all you can eat buffet with monster toes, witch’s brew and a lot more, ghoulish drink’s like Vampire’s Kiss, freakishly great music and frightfully fun scavenger hunt in the Depot District. Bring a team of four to sign up for the Depot District Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win cash prizes, bring a carved pumpkin for a chance to win cash prizes and of course, a costume contest, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more! We’ve added new games and activities for this year’s party.

Good Time for a Good Cause InConcert hosts events throughout the year to support more than 13 non-profits, 100% of the ticket sales for Fright Night in the Depot District will be donated to non-profits. Complete details and advance tickets are available online at www.inconcertrichmond.com. Join us for a frightening good time at Fright Night in the Depot District.

Details:

More Information: Visit www.inconcertrichmond.com

Fright Night in the Depot District Activities:For more information, call 765.914.2847 or email lauraleehites@gmail.com.

(Message edited by Admin on September 30, 2014)


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 01:59 pm: Edit Post

Issuance of Marriage Licences to Same Sex Applicants

Debra Berry, Wayne County Clerk, announces the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny the state’s request to hear an appeal.

NOTICE OF ISSUANCE

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 the Wayne County Clerk’s office will uphold the rulings of our federal courts concerning marriage in the policies and practices of our state and will begin to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

The Indiana State Department of Health is in the process of making appropriate updates to the electronic marriage license processing system utilized by the Wayne County Clerk’s office. Until that process is finalized, we will enter information for same sex applicants consistent with the orders of the court.

Strong opinions exist on all sides of this issue, but we will continue to show respect for the Court and follow the rule of law.

For additional information: Call 765-973-9220 or visit our website at http://www.co.wayne.in.us/clerk/

Office Hours
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 11:57 am: Edit Post

2014 General Election: Absentee Voting Begins

Debra Berry, Wayne County Clerk, announces Absentee Voting begins for the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

First day that a voter may vote an absentee general election ballot before an Absentee Voting Board in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk or a satellite office of the Circuit Court Clerk. (IC 3-11-10-26)

Absentee voting ends by noon on Monday, November 3, 2014.

For additional information: Call 765-973-9304 or visit our website at www.co.wayne.in.us/voter/ or follow us on Twitter @WayneCoVoters.

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 06:20 pm: Edit Post

Reid names new director of Health Information Management
Supplied Photo: Julie Morrison
Julie Morrison of Richmond is the new Director of Health Information Management at Reid Hospital.

Morrison, on the Reid team since 1988, served as risk/privacy officer for the past 12 years. In that role, she was responsible for the oversight, implementation and coordination of all activities related to compliance with federal and state privacy regulations. Her experience also includes Information Services as a systems analyst working with medical records information and she also managed areas of the Health Information Management department from 1988 to 2000.

As director, Morrison will oversee all areas involved with creating and maintaining health information, including coding, abstracting, transcription, release of information, privacy, and record processing for Reid system patients.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:31 am: Edit Post

NSY Book Discussion 2014 Summer /Fall Schedule

The Not So Young Book Discussions are designed for adults who love to read teen and young adult novels. Discussions are held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Two Sisters book store, 193 Ft. Wayne
Avenue, Richmond, IN. Here’s a list of upcoming dates and books:

For more information call Peggy Booker at 765-966-4161 or email us at anydot@hotmail.com.


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