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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.

Cat sale at Humane Shelter

Thanks to the generosity of two of our wonderful volunteers, who are underwriting the difference, the Humane Shelter and Adoption Center of Whitley County is holding a half-price Cat Sale from now through November 30.

HANDS Foundation receives DEKKO grant

HANDS Foundation Receives DEKKO Grant
During the 2008-2009 school year the HANDS Foundation funded equipment for a handicap accessible preschool playground, purchased ten Senior Packs through the Council on Aging, funded digital cameras for Coesse and Little Turtle Elementary Schools and Churubusco High School. These are five examples of the twenty-three grants made available last year in Whitley County by the HANDS Foundation.
The HANDS Foundation, made up of fifteen students from the three Whitley County school corporations, received a grant of $10,500.00 from The Dekko Foundation for use during the 2009-2010 school year.  This is fifteenth consecutive year The Dekko Foundation has funded HANDS.  Over the last fourteen years, HANDS with funding from The Dekko Foundation has granted over $200,000.00 in Whitley County.
HANDS will use the grant to fund unique educational initiatives in all three school corporations, provide scholarships for three graduating seniors who are non-HANDS members, host Christmas parties for Head Start children, conduct its annual Littlest Philanthropist Day, and perform service projects throughout the county as well as at Children’s Hope Hospitality House in Fort Wayne.
As a provider of funds, HANDS encourages community members to submit grant requests for ideas that will improve education and the quality of life in Whitley County.
The students at their monthly meetings review the requests.   The grant applications are available by calling the Whitley County Community Foundation at (260) 244-5224.
The HANDS Foundation would like to publicly thank The Dekko Foundation for allowing them to continue its work in Whitley County.
The HANDS Foundation is brought to the community through the cooperation of The Dekko Foundation, the Whitley County Community Foundation, and the three Whitley County school corporations.

During the 2008-2009 school year the HANDS Foundation funded equipment for a handicap accessible preschool playground, purchased ten Senior Packs through the Council on Aging, funded digital cameras for Coesse and Little Turtle Elementary Schools and Churubusco High School.

Flu shots available soon

On Monday, September 28 from 3-6 p.m. the Whitley County Government Center will be offering flu shots to adults only…