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Tree Plantation Management Field Day

There will be a Tree Plantation Management Field Day on Saturday, October 9 at Purdue University’s Harrold Property, in northern Whitley County.
Managing Hardwood Tree Plantations
The location of this presentation is the Purdue Research Foundations Harrold Property near Etna, IN.
8:30-9 a.m. Registra-tion.
From 9-9:45 a.m. – Why and When to Manage Your Plantation (Lenny Farley- Purdue University Extension Forester).
9:45-10:30 a.m. – Pruning Demo and Discussion (Lenny Farley and Brian Beheler- Purdue University).
From 10:30-10:45 a.m. – Break.
10:45-11:45 a.m. – Thinning and Crop Tree Release (Bruce Wakeland, Consulting Forester & Don Carlson, Purdue FNR Dept. Forester).
11:45-12 noon – Classified Forest Program and available funding opportunities for management (IDNR District Forester)
Noon-1 p.m. – Lunch provided (Subway sandwiches and drink).
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Hands-on training with a forester (Breaking into smaller groups, take an hour of your time and walk with a forester discussing various aspects of plantation and forest management).
Registration required along with a $10 registration fee.
To register, contact Nadean Lamle at the Whitley County Soil & Water Conservation District at ( 260) 244-6266 Ext. 3.
Send your $10 registration fee to: Whitley SWCD, 1919 E. Business 30, Columbia City, IN  46725.
Make your check payable to:  Whitley SWCD. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.
Directions are as follows: Purdue Harrold Property:
From Ligonier take SR 5 to 750 N in Whitley County.  Turn east onto 750 N for three miles to property.
From Columbia City, easy route from south:  Take US 30 to CR 550 W.  Go north six miles to 750 N. Turn right for 1/2 mile to property.
From Wolf Lake take SR 109 south to CR 600. South (CR 700 North in Whitley County). Turn west onto CR 700 N. Turn north on CR 350 W. Turn west on 750 N for 1.5 miles to property.

There will be a Tree Plantation Management Field Day on Saturday, October 9 at Purdue University’s Harrold Property, in northern Whitley County.

Korean War vets to meet

The October meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association Indiana Chapter One will be held on October 9. Please note…

Faith Christian Academy receives art and music grant

The staff, students and board of directors for Faith Christian Academy are elated to share they have been awarded a generous grant from the DEKKO Foundation to assist in the school’s art and music program.
“This grant will make it possible for us to enhance our Arts program,” said school administrator Larry Schmoekel.
The school received a similar grant last year and used a portion of the funds for an interesting learning project for students.
“Last year, after our students finished reading a particular book, we went to a movie and also a musical play – both adaptations of the book.”
“This way we were able to try to figure out why the makers of the movie and play did things the way they did, and compare that with our imaginative view of what the words said to us,”  Schmoekel said. He said this inspired imaginative dialog between the students when comparing three versions of what was, essentially, the same story.
Faith Christian Academy is Whitley County’s only private, interdenominational Christian School.

The staff, students and board of directors for Faith Christian Academy are elated to share they have been awarded a generous grant from the DEKKO Foundation to assist in the school’s art and music program.

AARP news

Whitley County AARP met September 7, at the Woodlands.  In the absence of other officers, the meeting was opened by Virginia Wright.  She led in the pledge to the flag and a prayer was given by Bonnie Hazen.
Old business discussed with Terri Almon inquiring if we had a 25 year plaque to display.  She was told to ask Amy Linville.
Terri also asked for volunteers for the Senior Expo on Saturday September 11 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon at DeMoney Grimes.  Volunteers were Virginia Wright, Jenny Childs and Amelia Winebrenner.
Minutes were read and approved as was the treasurer’s report.
A health report was given by Phyllis Swick. She told about how long it is safe to leave food out before pitching it. Moldy food should be pitched, the mold goes more than skin deep.
Bonnie Hazen gave a report on how good and healthy foods attract you by color.
Barb Hawn volunteered to send a card to ailing members.  Martha Meier made a motion to give her $10 to begin. The motion was carried.
The guest speaker was Pat Mossburg from the Salvation Army.  She told us it was started in 1937 and the church where it began closed in 1963. They now have an office at the Eagle Quest Church. They provide services of disaster relief, food, house rental, school assistance, coats for kids, Christmas assistance and Bell Ringing at stores during the Christmas season.  They have added cooking classes and are now selling nuts for a fundraiser.  All the money raised in Whitley County stays in the county.  Anyone needing assistance can reach Pat Mossburg at 248-1711.
The next AARP meeting will be at 1 p.m., on October 5 at the Woodlands. There will be  a representative from the local AARP district.

Whitley County AARP met September 7, at the Woodlands.  In the absence of other officers, the meeting was opened by Virginia Wright.  She led in the pledge to the flag and a prayer was given by Bonnie Hazen.

Whitley County 4-H Awards program

The awards program for Whitley County 4-H will be held Monday, October 18 at the 4-H Center on Squawbuck Road.
The night will begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments followed by the program at 7 p.m. This program is for all Whitley County 4-H’ers, leaders, council members, parents and supporters.
Honorees include Achievement winners in all 4-H projects, attendees of all State 4-H activities, Key Club award winners and all 4-H Leaders. An “Adult Leadership Award” and “Friend of 4-H Award” will be presented.
Selection for the County Achievement Awards is made by a 4-H Council Award Committee and is based on 4-H work in each project by:
1. Tenure in the project.
2. Achievement in the project.
3. Attitude, cooperation and helpfulness to the Leader and other members.
Awards which are given in projects where there is a Project Leader (for example, all livestock, bowling, etc.) are selected by that club’s advisory board.

The awards program for Whitley County 4-H will be held Monday, October 18 at the 4-H Center on Squawbuck Road. The night will begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments followed by the program at 7 p.m. This program is for all Whitley County 4-H’ers, leaders, council members, parents and supporters.

Amateur radio club to meet October 14

WCARC Club meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the board meeting room of the  Parkview Whitley Hospital, 353 North Oak Street, Columbia City.
The October 14, 2010 program will be about Home Preparedness by Melanie Dahms / W9NNH.
For further information on upcoming Whitley County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. activities check out their website at www.wcarc.org or contact Roger McEntarfer / N9QCL via email at n9qcl@arrl.netRoger McEntarfer/N9QCL, Whitley County W5YI CVE,WCARC PIO, WCARC Technical Specialist.

WCARC Club meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the board meeting room of the  Parkview Whitley Hospital, 353 North Oak Street, Columbia City.

Black Pine animal sanctuary to hold volunteer call-out

Albion, IN-  Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion will hold a volunteer call-out Saturday, October 9 from 1-3 p.m. at the refuge.
Black Pine is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides permanent refuge to displaced, captive-raised exotic animals such as reptiles, birds, monkeys, big and small cats, and bears.  This volunteer call-out is open to people at least 16 years of age who are interested in exploring the opportunities available to assist with animal care, education, housekeeping, grounds keeping, fundraising, maintenance and construction, and more.
Attendees are asked to pre-register for the call-out by calling (260) 636-7383 or by e-mail to blackpineanimalpark@yahoo.com.  Those interested in volunteering but unable to attend may still contact the sanctuary to request an alternative time to meet and learn more.  Black Pine is located at 1426 W. 300 N. in Albion, about 1.5 miles west of the intersection of State Roads 8 and 9.  For more information, including driving directions, visit www.blackpine.org or call (260) 636-7383.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion will hold a volunteer call-out Saturday, October 9 from 1-3 p.m. at the refuge.

Matt Boyd

Matt Boyd files candidacy in Whitley County Council Seat caucus

Matt Boyd has submitted his formal declaration to be a candidate in the upcoming caucus to fill the Whitley County Council At-Large seat being vacated by Councilman Jim Banks on November 2, 2010.
“I have been interested in government since my freshman year in college and believe the Council At-Large seat is the perfect opportunity for me to serve my county,” said Boyd.  “My experience in dealing with complex tax and regulatory laws for Indiana businesses has prepared me well for this position.  At this point in our Nation’s history we need local leaders who are fiscally and socially responsible and who can render unbiased decisions on spending the tax dollars of Whitley County’s citizens.  I am motivated to support ideas and policies that will allow small businesses to thrive and provide jobs for our residents.”
Boyd is the Corporate Counsel at Boyd Machine & Repair Co., Inc. and Light Beam Technology, Inc., a 36 year old family business headquartered near Wolf Lake. Before joining the family business, Boyd worked at CPA firms in Fort Wayne and in Virginia. In 2001 Boyd joined his father and older brother in the family’s industrial services business that operates two plants in Indiana and one in West Virginia. Boyd’s responsibilities go beyond law and into accounting and day-to-day operations of the business.  His primary focus is on the legal and tax issues that small businesses deal with on a daily basis.
Boyd is a member of the Columbia City Rotary Club, a Whitley County Republican Party Precinct Committeeman and a former member of the board of directors of Faith Christian Academy of Whitley County.
Boyd and his wife Dawn live near Columbia City with their four children.  They are members of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Columbia City.

Matt Boyd has submitted his formal declaration to be a candidate in the upcoming caucus to fill the Whitley County Council At-Large seat being vacated by Councilman Jim Banks on November 2, 2010.

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