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.
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- County to enforce 'frost law' road restrictions Vehicles weighing more than 12 tons are banned from county roads through May 1, but exemptions will be granted to school buses and propane delivery trucks. Farmers can expect to be granted waivers if they need to haul grain or move feed to livestock, and other exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
- Paperwork challenge removes candidate from surveyor's race Jonathan E. Hause,105 N. Meridian St., Lebanon, a Republican party candidate for Boone County Surveyor, has been removed from the May 6 primary ballot because of three letters following his signature on his candidacy declaration.
- Applegate seeks re-election Union Township resident, Marc Applegate, has announced his intention seek re-election for Boone County Commissioner, District One, in the May 2014 Republican primary.
- Americana Bar & Grill open in Lebanon LEBANON -- A new locally owned restaurant, Americana Bar & Grill, opened Thursday, Feb. 20, at 1206 W. South St. in Lebanon. Warehouse Bar & Grille, previously in that location, closed last year and the staff disbursed. Co-owners Jennifer Bowman and
- Pickup driver injured in collision with train JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man survived a Wednesday morning collision between his Ford Ranger pickup and a CSX freight train at the same crossing where two women died in an August 2011 accident.
- Humane Society gains land for county shelter The Humane Society for Boone County got just what it was hoping for at its first-ever Fur Ball fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 22. The fundraiser was held to raise money so the shelter-less society could eventually build a home. Not only did it surpass its $20,000 fundraising goal at the event, the society also accepted a very special donation — 6.2 acres of land on which to build.
- Duke preparing to expand Anson business district Initial plans for a mass drainage and grading project that will open another section of Anson to development were approved by the Boone County Drainage Board Tuesday, Feb. 18.
- Lights, barriers to be installed at rural Jamestown rail crossing JAMESTOWN — Warning lights and barrier gates at a Jamestown railroad crossing where a pickup was hit by a train Wednesday, Feb. 19, are due to be installed this summer.
- Mayor, state rep spar over business equipment tax Disagreement between Lebanon Mayor Huck Lewis and State Rep. Tim Brown over the impact Gov. Mike Pence’s proposal to eliminate Indiana’s personal property tax for businesses sharpened Saturday’s legislative breakfast sponsored by the Boone County Chamber of Commerce.
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