The Greentown Grapevine – 2005-08, 12:08 - Page 1
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Celebrating Our 12th Year! Volume 12, Issue 8 August 2005 Strains of Mozart, Bach, and 1 Sousa Heard at the Fountain New School Board Members of Kokomo Chamber Brass, Sarah Brichford, John Hart, Steve Inman, David Britton, and Dick Weber Photo by Rachel Jenkins The “ Music at the Fountain” and was very pleasant. During Celebration” - barbershop series kicked off Thursday t h e p i e c e , “ G eo r g e August 18 - “ New London evening, July 28, with Kokomo Washington’s BirthdayParty” a Sound” - folk music - blues Chamber Brass. The 19 cake walk was held with the August 25 - “ Old Time selections included “ Ascendit prize being a cake from Pastry Charlie” - Charlie Chaplin Deus”, “ Rondeau”, “ Sheep May Diva, a new Greentown impersonator with music, Safely Graze”, “ Back Home business. One person mused dancing, and more Again in Indiana” and “ On the that the evening seemed like September 1 - “ The Lord’s Banks of the Wabash, Far “ Mayberry”. Servants” - Southern gospel Away”. Over 70 people came The remaining schedule, all bluegrass downtown Greentown to enjoy beginning at 7: 30 p. m. is: the- concert, eat ice cream and August 4 - Steve Vermillion visit. After a week of on keyboard - “ Music for sweltering heat and humidity, everyone” the weather had turned cooler August 11 - “ Sound Tornado Warning Sirens Prove Effective The outdoor warning sirens, put into service in June of this year, were activated the evening of July 26 about 8: 15 when a tornado warning was issued for several counties, including Howard. Even though not guaranteed to be ’ heard from inside buildings, many residents did hear them from inside, and with windows closed. The distance they can be heard is also impressive. Dwight and Ganiece Schaaf, 7 128 E 300 N, heard the sirens. In this instance the value of sirens was noted because there were none of the usual warning conditions in the sky. The air was calm and no “ wall cloud” was visible. If a person did not have a radio or television on, he wouldn’t have had reason to be concerned. But upon listening to news broadcasts, the potential danger was confirmed. In this instance Greentown did not suffer damage, but a tornado touchdown was reported on north 3 1 near road 218. The sirens will continue to be tested each - Friday at 1 : 00 p. m. from March through September. During the months of October through February, they will be tested on the first Friday at 1 : 00 p. m. In the event of pending severe weather, the test will be suspended until the next Friday. Lawn chairs are recommended. In case of inclement weather, the program will be at Meridian Street Christian Church, one block north of the stoolkht. School Board Officers Elected An election of officers was held on July 7, 2005 at the Eastern Howard School Corporation board meeting. The new officers are: Bill Heck, President; Paul Hubbard, Vice- president; and Larry Hinesley, Secretary. Other members are Mark Lantz and Marietta McWhorter. Further postions are: Teresa Vester, Corporation Treasurer; Jennifer Smith, Deputy Treasurer; Dana Brovont, Elementary Extra- Curricular Treasurer; Debbie Lavengood. Jr./ Sr. High School Extra- Curricular Treasurer; and Mark McCann, Corporation Attorney. Member Chosen by Susan Dove- Tobin Marietta McWhorter of Greentown was picked as a replacement for Rex White at a special meqting July 27, 2005. White resigned because of moving out of the area. McWhorter applied and interviewed alongside 7 other candidates including Ms. Janet S. Middlesworth, Mr. Vincent L. Jaenicke, Sr., Mr. Timothy Porter, Mr. Brian Dobbert, Mr. Jefrey L. Buckely, Mr. Terry Steiner and Mr. Randy Blankenship, Sr. The School Board members commented that the high level of expertise and excellent credentials of all the applicants had made it a very difficult selection process and that they were grateful for all the applicants’ willingness to participate. McWhorter, employed at Delphi Finance as a supervisor responsible for worldwide balance sheet and cash flow reporting, achieved her Masters in Business Administration from Ball State University where she also attained a Bachelor of Arts and Corporate Finance. Having grown up in Beach Grove, Indiana, she moved to the Greentown area three years ago. McWhorter’s daughter enters grade 3 this fall at Eastern. McWhorter has recently decided to learn the violin along with her daughter and she also enjoys hobbies such as reading, crafts and scrapbooking. They attend First United Methodist Church in town and like it very much. Marietta McWhorter In a time when the single most pressing issue for our school board is the decling in school funding and exorbitant budget cuts, McWhorter faces the daunting task of helping to find new and creative ways to do more with less. When asked of her reasons to apply for the job she said “ Education is very important and an area that I feel I could make a positive contribution to the community. I had thought about running for the school board in the next election and this is a way to see if I like it.” When asked what it is she would bring to the board she replied “ My background in corporate finance and my analytical mind can help me make good o b j e c t i v e decisions.” Pump Festival to be Sept. 17 9 a. m. - 5 p. m. Downtown Greentown Street Chalk Art Contest, Crafts, Food, Flea Market, Moon Walk, Pet Parade, Bicycle Parade, Duck for a Buck, Canoe Trips, Art Show. Contact Dave Turner, 628- 2612 for booth space. There is no charge for non- profit organiza-tions. Contact Lisa Stout, 1- 888- 649- 0400 for information on the art show.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2005-08, 12:08|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
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|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Strains of Mozart, Bach, and Sousa Heard at the Fountain; New School Board Member Chosen; Tornado Warning Sirens Prove Effective; School Board Officers Elected; Pump Festival to be Sep.17
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, August 2005, Volume 12, Issue 08|
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