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Dr. Naveen Lal

New cardiologist at Churubusco Family Medicine

Residents of Churubusco and surrounding communities now have access to a cardiologist close to home. Churubusco Family Medicine and St. Joseph Medical Group welcome Naveen Lal, MD, to Churubusco Family Medicine located at 202 W. Whitley Street, Churubusco.
Dr. Lal is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. He will see patients at the clinic every other Monday from 1:30-5 p.m. beginning right away.
“I am excited to begin seeing patients from Churubusco and the surrounding area,” said Dr. Lal. “Hopefully, we will be able to help patients avoid having to travel outside of the community to get the care they need. I look forward to building these new relationships.”
Dr. Lal earned a medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, in 1988. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, where he also served as a faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine. He later completed an internship in internal medicine at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., in 1993, and a residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1994.
Dr. Lal completed a fellowship in cardiology research at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute of Health in Bethseda, Md., in 1996. He also completed a cardiology fellowship and an interventional cardiology fellowship at the world-renowned Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1998, and 1999, respectively.
Dr. Lal, who is a member of Allen County Cardiology, has been practicing in Fort Wayne since 1999, specializing in cardiovascular disease. To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Lal’s Fort Wayne office at 423-1331, and ask to be scheduled at the Churubusco clinic. Physician referrals are not required.

Residents of Churubusco and surrounding communities now have access to a cardiologist close to home. Churubusco Family Medicine and St. Joseph Medical Group welcome Naveen Lal, MD, to Churubusco Family Medicine located at 202 W. Whitley Street, Churubusco.

Whitley County AARP holds meeting

Whitley County AARP holds meeting
The Whitley County Chapter AARP met November 3 at the Woodlands. President Pat Loe presided over the meeting. Virginia Wright led in the pledge to the American flag, followed by a prayer given by Mike Hazen.
The minutes  were read by Virginia Wright and approved as corrected.
Birthdays for November are as follows:  Corrine Maggard, Bonnie Hazen, Dorthea Sheets and Laverne Larue.
Cindy Barnett, the guest speaker, spoke to the group on technology.  She stated that any new technology is out- dated as soon as it is released.  She spoke on Cell phones, I-pods, and computers. Cell phones are for communication: oral and texting. I-pods are for downloading music.  Computers are for instant messaging and Internet. With computers we have Face Book, My Space, Skype, Twittering, You Tube and Blogging. There are many computer classes available at the extension office and computers are available for the public to use.
Betty Mink reported on the December 17th trip to Bear Creek Farms.  The cost is $37.00 and the deadline for your reservation is December 8th.  You can contact her at 723-6044.
Judith Hicks reported the Senate hasn’t signed the Health Care Bill.  November 15 through December 31 is the time you can change your Medicare part D enrollment.
Henrietta Lefkowicz reminded everyone to get their flu shots. There is an over-the- counter ointment you can get called Albolene to use for dry skin patches. Also you are not loosing it if you can’t remember “What am I doing here?”  You just have too many things on your mind. Just keep telling yourself what you are going after over and over, so you won’t forget.
The next meeting will be December 1. It will be a catered luncheon by Jill Daniels. If you have not reserved your lunch, you can do so by contacting Jeanette Zumbrun at 244-3435.  The price is $8.50.
The program for December is still undecided.
Ruth Warman won $18.00 in the 50/50 drawing and Mary Lou Zuber won the door prize.
A REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS: BRING YOUR DONATIONS FOR THE LOCAL FOOD BANK TO THE NEXT MEETING ON DECEMBER 1.
There being no further business, the meeting was closed.

The Whitley County Chapter AARP met November 3 at the Woodlands. President Pat Loe presided over the meeting. Virginia Wright led in the pledge to the American flag, followed by a prayer given by Mike Hazen. The minutes  were read by Virginia Wright and approved as corrected. Birthdays for November are as follows:  Corrine Maggard, Bonnie Hazen, Dorthea Sheets and Laverne Larue.

Schrader recognized for auction excellence

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SCHRADER RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUCTION MARKETING
COLUMBIA CITY, – Auctioneers from throughout the state of Indiana converged at the Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana November 5-8 for the 2009 Indiana Auctioneers Association Yearly Convention. The goal of the convention was to strengthen knowledge and promote higher standards in the auction profession.
As part of the convention, an awards luncheon was held to honor winners of the 2009 Auction Marketing Competition. Auctioneers throughout the state were recognized for their innovation and expertise in marketing their properties. All entries were judged by a panel of experienced graphic design, printing and publication specialists. Judging criteria included creativity, innovation and marketing impact.
Winners were named in over 25 categories including brochure design, website design, photography, and best of show. Out of all the entries submitted, Schrader won the most awards of any auction company.
R.D. Schrader, CAI, Auctioneer – Columbia City,  won best of show with the Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company promotional video. Overall, Schrader took home eight marketing awards including: Full Color Real Estate, Full Color Personal Property, Photography, Audio and Visual Media, Black and White Real Estate, and Best of Show.
Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company is committed to producing award-winning advertising and marketing for their clients. With an in-house graphic design department, special care is taken to ensure each client receives an industry leading marketing campaign to help auction their property. For further information about how Schrader Auction Company can help you sell your land or equipment, call our home office at 800-451-2709 or visit: www.schraderauction.com.

COLUMBIA CITY, – Auctioneers from throughout the state of Indiana converged at the Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana November 5-8 for the 2009 Indiana Auctioneers Association Yearly Convention. The goal of the convention was to strengthen knowledge and promote higher standards in the auction profession.

Whitley County Junior Miss Community Day

WC Junior Miss holding Community Day
In its only fundraiser of the year, the WCJM Board of Directors offers the community the opportunity to participate in COMMUNITY DAY 2009 at the Elder-Beerman store in Warsaw. COMMUNITY DAY begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14
An individual can purchase a coupon book for $5 from any one of the board members of WCJM. The $5 paid for the coupon goes directly into the scholarship account of WCJM at WCCF and the purchaser receives the coupon book with the designated discounts. Coupons can be used on regular and sale price merchandise throughout the store all day on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The coupon book contains one $10 off coupon on a single regular or sale price merchandise item. There are six coupons which offer 20 percent off on a single regular or sale price item and a 30 percent off “early bird” coupon for the sale day.
“This coupon book has some really good deals,” said Cindy Hart, chairman of the fundraiser. “The coupon book has a much greater value than $5. It really is a win-win situation. The purchaser of the coupon book can get a lot of Christmas shopping done at reasonable prices and the Junior Miss scholarship funds benefits.”
To purchase coupon books contact can be made with one of the following members of the WCJM Board of Directors. They are: Sherri Bowyer, Dr. Jeffrey Brookes, Cindy Hart, Michelle Shiriaev Love, Susan McClish, Anne Rentschler, Denice Spencer, Pam and Jim Thompson, Laurel Steill and Debra Wilkinson, or by calling 244-7467.

In its only fundraiser of the year, the WCJM Board of Directors offers the community the opportunity to participate in COMMUNITY DAY 2009 at the Elder-Beerman store in Warsaw. COMMUNITY DAY begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14

WCARC W5YI holds quarterly test session

The Whitley County Amateur Radio Club W5YI Team held their quarterly test session on Saturday, October 31, 2009.
The W5YI Team members present were Cathy Evilsizor / WB8ORR Don Evilsizor / KA9QWC, Dave Keiser / WB9UNL, Henry Mackey / N9HM, Betty Hopson / KC9HYW, Gary Stebbins / KC9GGV, Greg Watson / KA9DTZ, John Barchak / W9PI and Roger McEntarfer / N9QCL.
Nine people showed up for the October test session and all left smiling with a new license or an upgrade to an existing license.
Only those signing the waiver allowing us to print their results will be listed.
New hams are as follows:
Daniel L. Cummins – Technician Class – Woodburn.
Dennis J. Gering – Technician Class – Churubusco.
Linda Ann Nardin – Technician Class – Fort Wayne.
Paul R. Queitsch – Extra Class – Churubusco.
Randall J. Simpson – Technician Class – Sharpsville.
Upgrading hams are as follows:
Joseph D. Doyle / N9RYM – General Class – Columbia City.
Michael S. Lyons / KC9QHL – General Class – Fort Wayne.
Diane J. Sparling / K9DJS – General Class – Fort Wayne.
Daniel L. Zimmerman / KC9QGE – General Class – Huntington.
The next W5YI test session will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 9-11 a.m. in Community Room A of the Peabody Library located at 1160 East State Road 205, Columbia City.
For further information on upcoming test sessions or other Whitley County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. activities check out our web- site at www.wcarc.org. or contact Roger McEntarfer / N9QCL via email at n9qcl@arrl.net.

The Whitley County Amateur Radio Club W5YI Team held their quarterly test session on Saturday, October 31. The W5YI Team members present were Cathy Evilsizor / WB8ORR Don Evilsizor / KA9QWC, Dave Keiser / WB9UNL, Henry Mackey / N9HM, Betty Hopson / KC9HYW, Gary Stebbins / KC9GGV, Greg Watson / KA9DTZ, John Barchak / W9PI and Roger McEntarfer / N9QCL.

Congressman Souder to address Whitley GOP Breakfast

Columbia City – Congressman Mark Souder is the guest speaker at the Whitley GOP breakfast on Saturday, November 7 at CC Deli at 8:30 a.m.  Congressman Souder will address local Republicans and take questions at the monthly Republican breakfast.  Cost is $5 for breakfast and coffee.
Other candidates for local offices will also be present to meet with Whitley County residents who are interested in attending the breakfast and getting involved with the Whitley County Republican Party.
For more information, please contact Whitley County Republican Chairman Jim Banks at 579-5828.

COLUMBIA CITY – Congressman Mark Souder is the guest speaker at the Whitley GOP breakfast on Saturday, November 7 at CC Deli at 8:30 a.m. Congressman Souder will address local Republicans and take questions at the monthly Republican breakfast.  Cost is $5 for breakfast and coffee.

Whitley County AARP news

Whitley County AARP news
Whitley County Chapter AARP met October 6, at the Woodlands Center.  President Pat Loe presided.  Virginia Wright led the group in the pledge to the American Flag followed by a prayer given by Mike Hazen.
Scott Tuttle, from the Lutheran Hospital, was the guest speaker.  He showed pictures and discussed the services of the Lutheran helicopter and ambulance services.
There was one visitor, Genny Childs.  Vesta and Charles Bennett will celebrate their 47th anniversary and Choleene Leinker, Wilma Bender, and Henrietta Lefkowicz will celebrate a birthday this month.
Judith Hicks legislative report was about the President’s proposals: fuel/electric,green-house effect, and health care reform.  He hopes the bills will be passed before the November session.
Henrietta Lefkowicz’s health report was on over-active bladder.  A new gel is available to rub on your thigh, upper arm or hips.  It may cause dry mouth, but has less side effects than the oral pill.
Bonnie Hazen read “The First Day of School” to the jingle of “The Night Before Christmas.”
Virginia Wright made a motion to donate $100 to Jill Daniels to help with expenses for the meals served on Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church. The motion was seconded and passed.  They will present her with the donation at the Christmas dinner on December 1.  The cost of that meal will be $8.50.
The next Bear Creek Farms trip will be Thursday, December 17.  The production will be “Homestead Holidays” and the price is $37.
The Driver’s Education Class given by Chuck Jones will be on October 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. It is $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non-members.
Reminder:  Bring your donations of non-perisable food items to the November and December meeting for the local food bank.
The guest speaker for November will be Cindy Barnhart of the Whitley County Extension Office.

Whitley County Chapter AARP met October 6, at the Woodlands Center.  President Pat Loe presided.  Virginia Wright led the group in the pledge to the American Flag followed by a prayer given by Mike Hazen.

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Commissioners go on the road

by Dave Crabill
cheditor@app-printing.com

The Whitley County Commissioners, an elected three member board that oversees the day-to-day running of the county, brought their meeting to Churubusco on Monday. The three members are Tom Rethlake, Mike Schrader and Don Amber.