The Arc of Greater Boone County is celebrating Disability Awareness Month in March with the Arc Artisans Art Show and Reception, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown. The event features an art show and sale, a silent auction, and jazz by musicians Tony Artis and Lester Stansberry. A meal will be available for purchase from Poe’s Country Garden Caterers. Call Marcia Clutter at The Arc of Greater Boone County at 765-482-6815 or visit www.thearcgbc.org or the Arc Artisans page on Facebook for more information.
The Arc is also encouraging elementary and middle schools in the county to participate by reading children a book or short story or showing a video that relates to the theme of Disability Awareness Month. The Arc also encourages the Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign, sponsored by Special Olympics and Best Buddies. At www.r-word.org, individuals can take a pledge to end the use of the “R” word, and download videos, information, resources, materials and ideas for conducting age-appropriate awareness activities. This campaign’s annual day of awareness is the first Wednesday of every March.
The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities offers an abundance of resources and activities helping to develop positive attitudes about and behaviors toward people with disabilities. The 2013 Disability Awareness Month campaign is entitled “Community Connections.” Visit www.IndianaDisabilityAwareness.org for more campaign events.
Arc has offices in Lebanon and at 240 S. First St. in Zionsville.
- Commissioners interview 3 for veteran's service post Three candidates for Boone County’s Veterans Service Officer position made presentations to the Boone County Commissioners Monday. Don Campbell, the current VSO, is retiring at the end of the year.
- GNC gets tax abatement, and lecture Saying he was “really disappointed” by proposed salaries to be paid its workers, Boone County Commissioner Marc Applegate Monday, Nov. 18, “reluctantly” moved to approve tax deferral for a General Nutrition Center distribution center in Allpoints at Anson.
- Initial tornado damage estimate is $20 million A tornado estimated to have winds up to 135 mph that mauled Lebanon Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, caused an estimated $20 million in property damage.
- Lebanon approves funds for new wave pool The new pool project currently being constructed in Lebanon Memorial Park will be expanding after the Lebanon City Council approved a resolution Tuesday, Nov. 12, to issue bonds not to exceed $2 million for park improvements, including a new wave pool.
- Lebanon survives EF-2 tornado LEBANON — Homeowners, volunteers, utility linemen and street department crews spent Monday, Nov. 18, cleaning up after an EF-2 tornado blasted through the Lebanon Business Park and skimmed just above a southside neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Nov. 17, collapsing roofs, shredding trees and mangling homes.
- Boone County's Becks receive Friends of Extension award John and Carolyn Beck of Boone County and the program manager and staff of Shakamak State Park in Greene and Sullivan counties have been chosen as the 2013 Friends of Extension for their longstanding service to 4-H.
- New veterans service officer to be named A successor to Boone County Veterans Service Officer Donnie Campbell will be named in December.
- County due refund for sales tax on natural gas costs Boone County is due a refunds from billing errors for natural gas costs, a natural gas company representative told the Boone County Commissioners Nov. 4. Sara Anderson, representing ProLiance Energy, told the commissioners she would review bills and
- GNC considering distribution center in Anson General Nutrition Centers, an international retailer of nutrition and supplement products, is a prospective tenant for Duke Realty’s Allpoints at Anson, Whitestown. The company operates as GNC Holdings, Inc., with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Penn.
- Property tax bills due by Nov. 12 Property owners in Boone County have until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, to pay their fall installment of property taxes, County Treasurer Debbie Ottinger said.
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