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                                                        While volunteers sliced birthday cake to mark                             Winfield, IN 46307                           U.S. POSTAGE
                                                        Winfield’s 18th birthday last week, prize raffles                                                                           PAID
                                                                                                                                                                              Crown Point, IN
                                                        and a radio broadcast were part of the farmers
                                                                                                                                                                              PERMIT No. 811
                                                        market (see more on page 8). To learn more
                                                        about the town’s history, go to winfieldamerican.
                                                        com and download the special anniversary issue
                                                        published Aug. 29, 2003.                                                                  POSTAL CUSTOMER

  Vol. 10, Issue 483
                                                Hometown news serving the Town of Winfield, LOFS and Winfield Township                                                       August 26, 2011

                                                                                                                                  Winfield Township
                                                                                                                                  resume workshop set
                                                                                                                                  By Robert Shaw, Pastor            starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
                                                                                                                                  Christ Presbyterian Church        September 15, also at Holy
                                                                                                                                     Jobs, jobs, jobs.              Spirit Church, will sharpen
                                                                                                                                     Everywhere you turn some-      job seeker’s interview skills.
                                                                                                                                  one is complaining about the         Job seekers who complete
                                                                                                                                  lack of jobs or promising to      both workshops will be well
                                                                                                                                  create more jobs.                 prepared to connect with
                                                                                                                                     The Winfield Township          employers on September
                                                                                                                                  Job Fair will help our neigh-     22 at the job fair at Christ
                                                                                                                                  bors connect with employers       Presbyterian Church.
                                                                                                                                  this fall. Last fall this event      Businesses, this job fair
                                                                                                                                  connected 10 employers with       will help potential employers
                                                                                                                                  over 80 potential employees.      quickly connect with dozens
                                                                                                                                  This year more employers          of potential employees. The
                                                                                                                                  are signing up and job seek-      event will be limited to about
                                                                                                                                  ers will be better prepared.      20 businesses. Businesses that
                                                                                                                                     Job seekers, do you want       might have an opening this
                                                                                                                                  your resume rise to the top of    fall, are encouraged to con-
                                                                                                                                  the stack? Experienced hir-       tact the Winfield Township
                                                                                                                                  ing managers will review re-      Trustee’s office as soon as
                                                                                                                                  sumes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.       practical at 663-7027.
                                                                                                  Photo by Mike Gooldy
                                                                                                                                  on Thursday, September 8 at          Employer booths will be
LOFS Porter County automated entry-exit gate to open soon                                                                         Holy Spirit Roman Catholic        arranged by full- and part-
Four Seasons residents living on the community’s southeast side will soon have a more efficient route to                          Church.                           time, and seasonal and year-
get to and from their homes. Starting next week, motorists with activated bar code decals can enter the                              Instead of a rejection let-    round. The business regis-
automated gate 24 hours a day off of CR 275 South adjacent to the fire station. Like the 117th Avenue gate                        ter, job seekers attending this   tration form is available at
on the west side, all vehicles will be able to exit the community through this gate. Once this gate opens, the                    workshop will learn how to
former entrance at Forest Lane, which was open weekdays for a few hours in the morning and afternoon, will                        clarify a resume. A well writ-       This year’s job fair stems
permanently be closed. School busses serving the LOFS Porter County side also will use the new gate; the                          ten resume will clearly dem-      from the leadership of
former bus gate at the Porter Lakes Elementary parking lot also will be permanently closed. Sports leagues                        onstrate what job seekers         Winfield Township Trustee
will offer bar code decals to non-residents at a nominal cost to enable easy access to the LOFS soccer and                        could offer employers. Job        Rollie Bauer and Town of
baseball fields. The new gate for residents and sports league non-residents is expected to reduce overall                         seekers without a current re-     Winfield        Councilwoman
traffic through the community by offering a shorter, more efficient entry-exit.                                                   sume should bring their work      Paulette Skinner, and from

Lions donate dictionaries to third graders
                                                                                                                                  history.                          contributions from Christ
                                                                                                                                     Generous donations of          Presbyterian Church, Holy
                                                                                                                                  time and meeting space are        Spirit Roman Catholic
By Mike Gooldy                graders. With the goal of           The Dictionary Project be-      The local project at Jerry      making this workshop freely       Church,         Winfield-LOFS
American Editor               helping the students improve     gan a few years ago by Lions    Ross was funded through a          available to our neighbors.       Chamber of Commerce, and
  Members of the local        their reading test scores, the   in North Carolina. Since        donation by LOFS Lions Tom         No reservations are needed.       the Winfield American week-
LOFS Lions Club came bear-    youngsters received an age-      then, over a million have       and Mary Johannsen. Mary              A follow up workshop           ly newspaper.
ing gifts last week for all   appropriate dictionary, book     been handed out to elemen-      helped give out the books and
Jerry Ross Elementary third   mark and pencil.                 tary students.                  Tom was dressed in an im-
                                                                                               pressive lion suit. Each book
                                                                                                                                  ‘Run’ to the Winfield
                                                                                               contained a sticker inside the
                                                                                               cover written in memory of         Oktoberfest, biz expo
                                                                                               their mother Sohie Horvat.            The Town of Winfield, the         In conjunction with the
                                                                                                  The club first donated 12       fastest growing community         event, the Winfield-LOFS
                                                                                               different dictionaries to the      in the state, noted for low       Chamber of Commerce is
                                                                                               Jerry Ross library in May,         taxes and excellent schools,      hosting a business expo with
                                                                                               said Lion Chuck DeLasCasas.        invites the public to enjoy a     approximately 21 member
                                                                                               “We asked them to choose one       taste of its upscale lifestyle    booths showcasing their
                                                                                               for the Dictionary Project,”       at the third annual Winfield      goods and services.
                                                                                               he said. “They chose this          Oktoberfest, on Saturday,            The neighboring com-
                                                                                               one, The Best Dictionary for       September 17 from 11 a.m.         munity of Lakes of the Four
                                                                                               Students.”                         to 6 p.m.                         Seasons is one of the largest
                                                                                                  While the bright, yellow           The event is sponsored         private communities in the
                                                                                               covered book’s target group is     by the Winfield Community         nation with more than 7,000
                                                                                               third graders, it should be an     Foundation (WCF), and             residents. Winfield-LOFS
                                                                                               applicable reference resource      will be held at the Winfield      Chamber members also serve
                                                                                               for the students through the       Government Center, 10645          surrounding unincorporated
                                                                                               fifth grade, said DeLasCasas.      Randolph Street.                  areas, providing a potential
                                                                                                  The LOFS Lions Club is             A highlight of the             market of more than 20,000
                                                                                               expected to roll out the project   Oktoberfest is the second         residents.
                                                                                               at Porter Lakes Elementary         annual Oktober-fast 5K Run           Wiseway Foods, Strack
                                                               Photo by Mike Gooldy            sometime in September, also        and 2K Walk. It offers par-       & Van Til and the LOFS
 Jennifer Stolarz, Jerry Ross principal, left, calls out the names of incoming third           targeting the third grade.         ticipants a quick or leisurely    Clubhouse have generously
 graders, who came forward one by one to receive a new dictionary, book mark                   DeLasCasas said the club           view of the beautiful Winfield    donated 24 valuable gift cer-
 and pencil courtesy of the LOFS Lions Club. Through the Dictionary Project, the               plans to make the Dictionary       environment with a course         tificates, which will be given
 club hopes to help students improve their scores and skill in reading. The age-               Project an annual event at the     through the DoubleTree Lake       away every hour. Attendees
 appropriate reference books are expected to be useful through the fifth grade.                Winfield-area schools.             Estates subdivision.                    (See Oktoberfest Pg. 2)
2                                                                                                                                                                                          August 26, 2011

Lake County Parks hunter’s                                            LOFS WGA fall garage sale LRCA Ramps correction
education safety course set                                              The Lakes of the Four
                                                                      Seasons Women’s Golf
                                                                                                       es or general merchandise.
                                                                                                          Rent a 10’x20’ booth space
                                                                                                                                         The Camp LRCA Ramps
                                                                                                                                       BMX and skateboarding
                                                                                                                                                                                   sion and adult supervision is
                                                                                                                                                                                   provided. For more informa-
   The Lake County Parks            Participants will learn about     Association will host a          for only $20. Vendors need      park is open from 5 p.m.                    tion, call 219-663-2530. The
hunter’s education safety           firearms safety, survival,        “Harvest Time Garage, Craft      to provide their own tables,    until dark every Friday, and                times published last week
course is set for September 16      first-aid, wildlife identifica-   & Vendor Sale” at the club-      chairs and display racks; the   Saturdays from noon to 5                    were incorrect.
and 17 at Gander Mountain,          tion and management, hunt-        house lower parking lot on       WGA provides the space. All     p.m. The cost is $5 per ses-
1630 Southlake Mall in              er responsibility and ethics.     Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8        applications need to be re-
                                                                                                                                     (Oktoberfest from Pg. 1)
Merrillville, 219-793-1700.            It is required that partici-   a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date     ceived by Sept. 10. For more
   Session hours are Friday         pants take all 10 hours of        is Saturday, Sept. 24. Local     information or an applica-        who visit a predetermined                 the Winfield community.
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and           the class and pass a written      residents can take advantage     tion, call Debby Gulley at    number of business expo                       The WCF is currently part-
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5           exam. Those who pass the          of the convenient location for   (219)988-5451 or (219)742-    booths will qualify for the                   nering with the Crown Point
p.m. Prospective hunters            exam will receive a certi-        displaying and purchasing        8644.                         drawings.                                     Community Foundation to
must attend both sessions and       fied hunter’s education card      garage sale items, craft piec-                                     Other Oktoberfest activi-                 create an endowment and is
pass a written test. Pre-regis-     that is good for life. Children                                                                  ties include food, live music,                in the process of receiving its
tration is required. Classes        12 and younger are required       Kids fun fair benefit set                                      kids games, and craft and ar-
                                                                                                                                     tisan booths.
                                                                                                                                                                                   501(c)3 status.
                                                                                                                                                                                      There is an entry fee to
fill quickly; register early by     to have an adult present             As children and parents         On Saturday, August 27
calling 219-947-PARK.               throughout the class.                                                                                The goal of the Winfield                  participate in the Oktober-
                                                                      alike are anticipating the be-   Kauffman Chiropractic will
   The Indiana Department of           This class is an Indiana                                                                      Community Foundation is to                    fast. To register, visit register.
                                                                      ginning of the new school        a host a kids fun fair from 9
Natural Resources requires          Department of Natural                                                                            offer assistance to improve         
                                                                      year, what better way to cel-    a.m. to noon. There will be
all hunters born after 1986
to take this class. All hunters,
                                    Resources program. For in-
                                    formation on other hunter’s
                                                                      ebrate the end of summer and
                                                                      relieve some tension than
                                                                                                       food, games, raffles, prizes
                                                                                                       and more.
                                                                                                                                       Come for the steaks,
regardless of age, need this
class if they wish to hunt out
                                    education dates or other
                                    DNR educational programs,
                                                                      with a Kids Fun Fair?
                                                                         Kauffman Chiropractic is
                                                                                                         Come celebrate the be-
                                                                                                       ginning of the 2011-2012
                                                                                                                                       stay for water show
of state or participate in state-   contact the DNR at 219-879-                                                                           Are you ready for a great                cash bar. The Watersports
                                                                      planning a special day for       school year with Kauffman
sponsored hunts.                    5710, or visit them at                                                                     meal and a good time?                       Association will conduct a
                                                                      the whole family to come out     Chiropractic at 7620 E 109th
   Adults are encouraged            dnr. For a list of other cours-                                                                       The LOFS Lions Club, Lake                water ski-wakeboard show
                                                                      and have some fun, and help      Ave. in Winfield on August
to take the class with their        es in the state see                                                                    Enhancement Association,                    from 5 to 6 p.m. just off the
                                                                      their local fire department at   27. All proceeds will benefit
young hunters to be able            lawenfor/4812.                                                                                     Watersports Association and                 shoreline.
                                                                      the same time.                   the LOFS Fire Department.
to reinforce what is taught.                                                                                                           Fishing Club are sponsor-                      Live music will be provid-
                                                                                                                                       ing “Steaks on the Lake” on                 ed by the Simply Strangers
                                                                                                                                       the LOFS Clubhouse patio                    band from 6 to 9 p.m. The
                                                                                                                                       overlooking beautiful Lake                  event will conclude with a
                                                                                                                                       Holiday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.               Venetian lighted boat cruise.
                  A+                                                                                                                   on Saturday, August 27.                        Tickets may be obtained

                          Hair Studio                                                                                                     The reasonable ticket price              contacting Roy Green at
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            ADD A LITTLE$12.95                                                                                                         baked potato, corn on the
                                                                                                                                       cob, salad and dessert. The
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                                                                                                                                                                                   plete lakes-related projects
       Cut, Shampoo, Blowdry $17.95
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 auto loan sale this week
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PORTAGE_ Low interest               to schedule a quick 15            interest rates, less money In today’s economy
auto loans are back for a           minute personal and con-                               everybody should have
                                                                      out of pocket are all impor-                                                A publication of Region Communications Inc.
short time.                         fidential interview.              tant considerations. the ability to purchase a                                           7590 East 109th Avenue
1.) Do you have a poor or             Immediately upon loan                                vehicle regardless of their
                                                                         This pilot program is to                                                               Winfield, IN 46307
marginal credit score?              acceptance you will be                                 past credit altercations.
                                                                      be held at the reputable                                                          (219) 662-8888 * Fax (219) 662-8925
 2.) Do you have proof of           able to start shopping like                            We know everyone may
                                                                      state registered, Harbor                                                
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                                                                      Superstore at Rt.6 (Ridge                                          Published every Friday, serving hometown information
                                                                                           es are very very good that                      needs of the Town of Winfield, Winfield Township,
    You may now qualify
                                                                                                                                                     and Lakes of the Four Seasons.
for an auto loan that is                      A pilot program to introduce                 many who were turned
                                                                                                                                                    Editorial and advertising deadlines are
well below the state maxi-               200 auto loans to people with low or              down in the past may be
                                                                                                                                                Fridays at noon for the following Friday’s paper.
mum interest rate.                     marginal credit scores will be available. driving once again.                                            
                                                                                                                                        Michael L. Gooldy ....................................... Managing Editor
  A pilot program to intro-                                                                    For more information,
duce 200 auto loans to              vehicles will be available Road) and Willowcreek or to see if you qualify for                       Mike Kucic .................................................. Managing Editor
                                                                                                                                        Michael L. Gooldy .......................................Business Manager
people with low to mar-             for immediate delivery Road in Portage IN for a this program, call Tony                             Patricia Zsetenyi ...................................................... Production
                                                                                                                                        Mike Kucic ................................................ Business Manager
ginal credit scores will be         during this loan sale.     short time.                 Melia at 219-552-4286                        Cari Doutre ........................................................ Correspondent
                                                                                                                                        Kimberly Piazza .................................................... Production
available to residents of           Up to 20 lending institu- Even people not in the today.                                             Bob Burns .......................................................... Correspondent
                                                                                                                                        Carla Suson ..................................................... Correspondent
Northwest Indiana once              tions may participate in auto market for a couple        Harbor Superstore                          Michelle Hurst ............................. Contributing Photographer
                                                                                                                                        Stephen Martin................................................... Correspondent
again. Interested appli-            this event to assure the of months should take 15 6100 US. Highway 6,                               Stephen Martin ............................... Contributing Photographer
                                                                                                                                        Joseph S. Irak ............................................ Corporate Counsel
cants should call the               consumer has competitive minutes to register for loan         Portage IN.                           Joseph S. Irak .............................................. Corporate Counsel
                                                                                                                                        Paula Martin ........................................................ Bookkeeper
Portage office of Tony              choices.                   while this sale is in prog-       219-552-4286                           Mary Mountain Printing ........................................... Printing
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Melia at 219-552-4286                   Flexible terms, lower ress.                             See Tony Melia                          Home Mountain Printing .............................................. Printing
August 26, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                           3

See the family musical ‘The Fabulous Fable Factory’ at CST
   Kids are running the show       to go back out in the world and      and even choreograph.            is generously sponsored by
– literally – at Chicago Street    fulfill his obligations,” says di-      “I like working with this     Urschel Laboratories, UFS
Theatre in Valparaiso. And         rector Marcia Burbage. “They         age of kids (middle school),”    Corporation, Vogelsang Asset
the moral to the story is …        make him understand that life        says Burbage. “They are ea-      Management, Target, South
   How many times did you          isn’t always about having fun        ger to learn and please, and     Shore Arts, and the Indiana
hear that as a child? Now,         … it’s about taking the good         they take responsibility.”       Arts Commission.
when the 13 young actors cast      with the bad.”                          SomeofAesop’sbest-known          Come to the opening night
in Chicago Street Theatre’s           Burbage was excited to            fables, including The Tortoise   gala on Friday, Aug. 26.
production of The Fabulous         direct this show because “I          and the Hare, are showcased.     Hosted at Cornucopia Coffee
Fable Factory hear that ques-      wanted kids to not only be in        The show is performed with       Company in Valparaiso, ev-
tion, they’ll know exactly         the show, but also work back-        clever and charming songs,       eryone in the audience is in-
what it means.                     stage. It’s a training vehicle       imaginative costumes, and it     vited to join the cast and crew
   Take Monroe, for instance.      for children.”                       has a great message.             for complimentary appetizers
   He’s bored, looking for            Opportunities for youth to           Tickets are available now     and a cash bar.
something new. He doesn’t          mentor with adults in back-          at the CST Box Office, locat-       The      Fabulous      Fable
want to do the same old things     stage jobs have been copi-           ed at 154 W. Chicago St. in      Factory performance sched-        The Fabulous Fable Factory cast members include,
anymore. He wanders into an        ous. They are learning every         Valparaiso. Hours are 10 a.m.    ule is Friday, Aug. 26 - 7        from left, Connor Boren, Trey Erny, Julia Michaels,
old fable factory and all of a     aspect of the theatre – hands        to 2 p.m. Monday through         p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 27 – 7       and Chloe Comerford.
sudden he’s having fun. He
doesn’t want to leave.
                                   on. They’ve helped build and
                                   decorate the set, run sound
                                                                        Friday and two hours before
                                                                        each production. The box of-
                                                                                                         p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 28 – 2:30
                                                                                                         p.m.; Thurs., Sept. 1 – 7 p.m.;   Warriors baseball tryouts set
   But if he stays, he’ll be       and lights, and worked with          fice phone is (219)464-1636.     Friday, Sept. 2 – 7 p.m.;            Tryouts for next year’s         Warriors 10u tryouts
there forever, unable to leave     costumes, props, and make-           Tickets also are available for   Saturday, Sept. 3 – 2:30 p.m.     Warriors 12U team will be             Tryouts for next year’s
and return to his family.          up. Kids also will learn how         purchase online by visiting      and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 4 –     Saturday, August 27 from 3         Indiana Warriors 10U team
   “The grasshopper and ant        to be a stage manager, an                 2:30 p.m.; Thurs., Sept. 8 – 7    to 5 p.m. at the LOFS Little       also will be Saturday, August
make him realize that he needs     usher, work in the box office,          The 57th season at CST        p.m.; Friday, Sept. 9 – 7 p.m.    League field. The team will        27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the
                                                                                                            Prices are $12 for adults      participate in travel tourna-      LOFS Little League field. This
Boone Grove church hosts pantry walk                                                                     and $10 for seniors 62+, stu-     ments next season.                 team will participate in travel
  Boone Grove Christian            at the church and all monies         more families are using the      dents 21 and under, and mili-        Players must be eligible        tournaments next season.
Church is sponsoring a             collected will go to the Porter      pantry then ever before, so      tary veterans. Reservations       and play in the LOFS Little           This is an open tryout for
2.1-mile walk on Sunday,           Township Food Pantry and             organizers request that the      can be made by calling the        League in order to try out and     NWI players who will be 10
September 11 to support            are tax-deductible. Receipts         community come join in the       Chicago Street Theatre box        play on the team. This is for      on or before May 1, 2012.
the Porter Township Food           will be given upon request.          event.                           office at (219)464-1636           players who will be 12 on or       10U team members do not
Pantry. The walk will begin           Because of the economy,              Registration will be at       Monday - Friday, between 10       before May 1.                      have to play in LOFS Little
                                                                        12:30 p.m. at the church, with   a.m. - 2 p.m. or leave a mes-        Players trying out should       League to be on the team.
Porter Lakes craft fair set                                             the walk beginning at 1 p.m.     sage and someone will return      bring all gear necessary and       Players trying out should
  The Porter Lakes Elem-           first served basis in order to       A rain date of September 18      the call. Also e-mail at boxof-   wear a numbered jersey. For        bring all gear necessary. For
entary PTO is hosting a craft      prevent duplication of prod-         has been designated. Also, or vis-    more information contact Bob       more information contact Van
and vendor fair at the school      ucts. The price of an 8-ft by        please bring a non-perishable    it online at   at 219-765-9932.                   219-613-7675.
on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9        4-ft booth is $40 with a early       food item to registration.

                                                                                                           BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL
a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments        discount of $5 if payment is            Those unable to walk
will be sold during the event.     received before Oct 14.              can sponsor someone who
  The PTO is looking for ven-         For more information and          can. To pick up a registra-
dors and crafters who want to      to receive a registration form,      tion form, call the church at                     Now Taking Fall Sign-Ups!
sell their wares. Vendors will     email porterlakespto@gmail.          (219)462-2295 or Jim Norris
be selected on a first come,       com.                                 at (219)921-3697.
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American spotlight on local volunteers
Photos by Stephen Martin
  Kim Ziants uses her        to enhance two programs Church in Winfield. The          October, Ziants decided to
gift of art, and her time,   at Holy Spirit Catholic self-taught artist has for the   paint assorted rocks and
                                                     last three years created and     use them as a fundraiser to
                                                     designed the sets and props      help defray the VBS cost.
                                                     for Vacation Bible School        The project raised nearly
                                                     and other assorted decora-       $2,000.
                                                     tions.                             The rocks were donated
                                                        She also is responsible       by church members; Ziants
                                                     for the decorations associ-      asked merely for reim-
                                                     ated with the Generations        bursement for her supplies.    Kim Ziants and her son Timmy, 6, enjoy a snack and
                                                     of Faith program. VBS di-          Ziants said Timmy, 6, is     beverage during this summer’s Holy Spirit VBS.
                                                     rector LB Angel calls her        doing good as the first year
                                                     an “energetic helper and         is “always difficult.” The
                                                     volunteer.”                      Winfield family is rounded
                                                        This year to help her         out by her husband Tim
                                                     de-stress from the anxiety       and a son and daughter,
The “Panda Mania” VBS theme was just one of the many of son Timmy’s juvenile          Eric and Emily.
donated rocks that Ziants turned into works of art.  diabetes diagnosis last

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                                                                                                                     Local woman on road
                                                                                                                     to becoming an MD
                                                                                                                         Alexandra M. Arges, 23, of University Northwest school
                                                                                                                      Winfield, pictured above, was of medicine in Gary.
                                                                                                                      one of 328 Indiana University                 She is a 2006 graduate of
                                                                                                                      School of Medicine students Crown Point High School
                                                                                                                      who took part in an Aug. where she served as class

                                    then Meet Bill Moore
                                                                                                                      13 White Coat Ceremony president and was ranked
                                                                                                                      held at the Murat Theatre in in the top 10 academically.
                                                                                                                      downtown Indianapolis.                     In 2010 she received her
                                      in SaleS & leaSing                                                                 The event, in which bachelor’s of science degree in
                                                                                                                      students don their white the Department of Consumer
                       Bill Moore is a 20 Year Resident of Winfield LOFS                                              lab coats and repeat the and Family Sciences from
                                                                                                                      physician’s oath, marks the Purdue University in West

                   Art Hill Ford                                                Route 30                              beginning of their journey Lafayette.
                                                                                                                      toward becoming physicians.                   Her parents, Deborah
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                                                                                Merrillville, IN                         Arges started her classes, Laverty Arges and Jim Arges,
                                                                                                                      as part of the Class of 2015, both of Winfield, were in
                                                                                                                      on Aug. 15 at the Indiana attendance at the ceremony.

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  Winfield HealtH Week                                                                      • Presented                     by     st. antHony HealtH—CroWn Point
  Anti-coagulation clinic offers one-stop care; faster results
    An anti-coagulation cli-         ing coumadin use.                     provide counseling for dieting
 nic recently established at            “One of the biggest mis-           and lifestyle,” Damjanoski-
 Franciscan St. Anthony              conceptions is that people            Farias said.
 Health-Crown Point seeks to         have to change their lives to            “Patients can bruise easily
 make life less tricky for cou-      use coumadin,” Damjanoski-            and bleed a little longer, but
 madin patients, the numbers of      Farias said. “We will adjust          it usually is not life-threat-
 whom are on the rise as the ag-     their coumadin intake to              ening. One of our purposes
 ing population increases.           meet their lifestyle. Doctors         is to eliminate the bad press
    The clinic treats more           prescribe the medication and          coumadin gets,” Damjanoski-
 than 250 patients who use           we decide how much patients           Farias said.
 the blood-thinning medica-          get and generally see them               The clinic, which is located
 tion, also known as warfarin,       monthly to make sure all is           on the first floor of the hospi-
 which is prescribed to prevent      well.”                                tal, 1201 S. Main St. in Crown
 blood clots from forming or            The clinic also offers faster      Point, is open from 8 a.m. to 4
 growing larger, to assist with      test results than conventional        p.m. Monday through Friday.         Sonja Damjanoski-Farias, left, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point clinical
 irregular heartbeats, to help       testing labs, less bleeding,          For more information, call          pharmacy manager, is shown outside the anti-coagulation clinic with clinical staff
 heart attack victims and those      little or no waiting, and im-         (219)681-6801.                      pharmacist Maria Pickell.
 with prosthetic heart valves.       mediate         pharmaceutical
    Sonja Damjanoski-Farias,         analysis.
                                                                           Franciscan St. Anthony Health nurse nets noteworthy national certification
 Franciscan St. Anthony clini-          “We are much more ac-                Andrea Parker sums up               “Receiving this certification                                     improving patient safety and
 cal pharmacy manager, heads         commodating here,” said              her recent accomplishment           takes my knowledge one                                               outcomes.”
 the three-member staff,             Damjanoski-Farias, who has           succinctly: “I just want to be      step further for the good of                                            Parker, of Lowell, said the
 which also includes clini-          been clinical pharmacy man-          the best I can be. I love this      the patients I see daily. It                                         nine-part exam “refreshed
 cal staff pharmacists Maria         ager for three years. “Patients      field of nursing.”                  increases their confidence by                                        my zest for learning for the
 Pickell and Heather Burns.          know test results in 20 sec-            Parker, a registered nurse       assuring highest-quality care                                        job I love.”
    Patients, most of whom are       onds, instead of waiting one         who has been with Franciscan        since it takes my knowledge                                             Mary Kustron, a registered
 aged 65-plus, are seen after        or two days, which usually           St. Anthony Health-Crown            one step further,” Parker said,                                      nurse who is patient care
 doctor referrals. Pickell noted     is the case when they are re-        Point for 21 years, recently        adding she was told by the                                           manager        of    outpatient
 the number of people living         ferred to a lab for testing.”        completed a rigorous six-           certification agency that she                                        services, was among those
 longer these days presents             She added that a motivation       month program of study              is one of 78 nurses in Indiana                                       who recommended that
 the possibility more might          behind the clinic’s formation        on her way to achieving a           to receive the designation.                                          Parker seek the certification.
 develop heart problems.             was to reduce the number             Certified Registered Nurse             The program is offered          Registered nurse Andrea              “This is a big deal and very
    “We have seen an increase        of admissions of patients            Infusion ranking.                   by the Massachusetts-based         Parker recently achieved          difficult to achieve,” Kustron
 in coumadin need over the           who came to the Emergency               She has served as an             national Infusion Nurses           the Certified Registered          said. “I felt Andrea would be
 years, with the population age      Department with abnormal             outpatient infusion nurse the       Certification Corp., which         Nurse Infusion ranking.           the best candidate to get her
 increase. We are seeing more        blood levels that could have         last eight years, providing         states, “Nurses earning            deserve. The knowledge            CRNI, but I never discourage
 cardiac arrhythmia (irregular       been prevented.                      antibiotic therapy, transfusion     the CRNI credential have           and skill they have achieved      anyone. Andrea is assisting
 heart beat),” she added.               “We do blood tests to assess      and chemo therapy, Crohn’s          achieved a standard of             by meeting the rigorous           with formulating our policies
    Damjanoski-Farias said           the International Normalized         disease       therapy,      and     excellence that enables            standards of an accredited,       on evidence-based practice
 the clinic also strives to set      (blood) Ratio, decide whether        maintenance of central lines        them to provide the optimal        nationally recognized cre-        and has brought attention to
 the record straight concern-        patients are doing well, and         (intravenous catheters).            infusion care their patients       dential plays a crucial role in   issues we need to study.”

                                                                                                                                                  Franciscan Physician Network

                                                                                                        Winfield health center
inspiring health

                                                                                                                         Backed by the solid reputation of Franciscan St. Anthony Health,
                                                                                                                         Winfield Health Center offers convenient, high-tech diagnostic
                                                                                                                         imaging services in a comfortable environment coupled with
                                                                                                                         physicians who truly make a difference when it comes to treating
                                                                                                                         their patients. Our physicians are specially trained to care for your
                                   Mark R. McMurtrey, M.D.              Stephanos Rizos, M.D.
                                                                                                                         entire family’s health care needs. They provide comprehensive care,
                                                                                                                         whether the need is a well-baby exam, school physical, screening for
                                                                                                                         cancer, a flu shot or managing an illness.
                                                                                                                         n Preventative health                       n Chronic disease management
                                                                                                                         n Women’s health                            n Pregnancy, including high risk
                                                                                                                         n Newborn, pediatric,                       n Menopausal management
                                                                                                                           adolescent and adult care                 n Asthma treatment and
                                                                                                                         n Obstetrical care                            management
                                                                                                                         n Minor outpatient surgery                  n Diabetic care
                                     Jorge Medina, M.D.           Rodolfo San Juan, Jr., M.D.                            n School and sports physicals               n Treatment of back pain
                                                                                                                         n Heart and lung diseases                   n Flu shots and immunizations

                                                                                                                         n Computed Tomography (CT) scanning
                                                                                                                         n General Radiology (X-ray)
                                                                                                                         n Ultrasound (obstetrics, vascular, general)
                                                                                                                         n Laboratory

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                                                                                                                                             Now accepting new patients.
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6                                                                                                                                                                                                             August 26, 2011

                                                                               for moms, kids
Learn how to can tomatoes at class Family Trike Night set activi- own trikes and bikes! Mothers
                                    MOPS, Mothers of cles and tricycles. Other
   A boiling water canning                      This hands-on course will                 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                Preschoolers,      is      host-   ties will include face painting,   of Preschoolers is an interna-
class on canning tomatoes is                 focus on the general prin-                   The cost is $35 per person.
                                                                                                                                ing a family Trike Night on        playground play, and games         tional, Christian-based group
being offered by the Purdue                  ciples of safe food handling                 E-mail cpowell@purdue.
                                                                                                                                Saturday, August 27 from 4 to      for both kids and adults.          focusing on providing moms
Cooperative       Extension                  and the procedures of wa-                    edu or call 219-755-3240
                                                                                                                                7 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian         Hotdogs,      drinks,    and    with the resources they need
Service to individuals in-                   ter bath canning tomatoes.                   for registration materials
                                                                                                                                Church, 7416 East 109th Ave.       snack items will be pro-           to raise children from birth to
terested in learning food                    Classes will be held at the                  due no later than August 22.
                                                                                                                                in Winfield. Families with at      vided. Everyone in the fam-        kindergarten.
preservation techniques and                  Extension Service at 880 E                   Class size is limited.
                                                                                                                                least one child under the age      ily is welcome. The event             The 2011-2012 MOPS ses-
to help them preserve toma-                  99th Court in Crown Point
                                                                                                                                of 5 years old are invited join    is free but participants must      sion begins soon, with meet-
toes safely.                                 on Tuesday, August 30
                                                                                                                                the group for food, fun and fel-   RSVP by contacting Wendy           ings held Tuesday mornings.
                                                                                                                                lowship.                           at 219.256.4536, Katie at          If are interested in attending
                                                                                                                                   A section of the church         312.833.5866, or emailing to       a MOPS meeting at Christ
                                                                                                                                parking lot will be blocked off                 Presbyterian Church, contact
    Changing the way
                                                               FREE TEETH
                                                                                                                                so children can ride their bicy-      Make sure to bring your         Wendy or Katie.

     you feel about                                                                                                              Offender custody tracking system restored
       Dentistry...                                            WHITENING                                                           According to the Lake
                                                                                                                                County Sheriff’s Department,
                                                                                                                                                                     Appriss had the contract
                                                                                                                                                                   with counties and the state
                                                                                                                                                                                                      may register multiple phone
                                                                                                                                                                                                      numbers or email addresses

    Changing the way                                                for all new patients                                        residents once again have ac-      until June 2010 when the           to be notified automatically
                                                                                                                                cess to fast notification when     Department of Correction           when the offender’s custody
                                                                    with exam, x-rays,
     you feel about                                                    and cleaning
                                                                                                                                an offender they wish to track
                                                                                                                                is released or transferred into
                                                                                                                                                                   moved to another vendor
                                                                                                                                                                   for its services. The website
                                                                                                                                                                                                      status changes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         One benefit of the VINE

        yourself.                                                    (no cash value).
                                                                                                                                the custody of another agency.
                                                                                                                                   Sheriff John Buncich re-
                                                                                                                                                                   to register for the Appriss
                                                                                                                                                                   service is, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                      service is access to a live
                                                                                                                                                                                                      operator 24 hours a day,
                                                                                                                                cently entered into an agree-      users also may call toll free      seven days a week for callers
                                                                                                                                ment with Louisville-based         (866)959-8463.                     requiring additional help.
                                                                                                                                Appriss to restore the VINE          People registering for the       A quick link to the VINE
                      • Gentle Family                                                   • Massage Chairs                        local victim alert system,         service are asked to provide       system is available at the
                                                                                                                                Victim Information and             the offender’s name or inmate      department’s home page,
                        Dentistry                                                         / Plasma TVs in                       Notification Everyday.             identification number, and
                      • Teeth Whitening                                                   Treatment Rooms
                        Smile Makeovers                                                 • Internet Work                          Methodist Hospitals Auxiliary fashion, fun
                      • Emergencies                                                       Stations                                 On Sunday, Sept. 25,            cal and pediatric patients, as       Generous donations by
                        Welcome                                                         • Complimentary                         the Methodist Hospitals            well as for adult and youth        area businesses and friends
                                                                                                                                Auxiliary will host the Vogue      scholarships.                      augment the fun evening.
                        Seen Same Day                                                     Coffee, Tea, Cocoa,                   Esquire Models of Chicago             The national Reach Out          For reservations at $45 each,
      Dr. David Reed, • Extended Hours                                                    and Bottled Water                     for their annual fundraising       and Read program, in which         or to make a donation, call
            DDS         Evenings & Sat.                                                  WE LOVE KIDS!                          event. This year’s theme is        the Auxiliary partners with        Margaret Detert at 988-
                                                                                                                                “A Fashion Rhapsody” and           the Gary Literacy Coalition        4940, or the volunteer office
                                                                                                                                it is set for Avalon Manor in      to provide books and literary      at Methodist Hospital: SL
                                                                                                                                Hobart with dinner at 6 p.m.       information for new mothers        Campus: 738-5536 or NL
                                                                                                                                   Proceeds will be used for       and pediatric patients, will       Campus: 886-4534.
                                                                                                                                comfort items for post-surgi-      also benefit.

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INDOT reminds drivers to be cautious as school resumes
   Drivers throughout north-      alert drivers that they’re en-    the bus stop.                     while driving.                     in front of the bus where the     supervise children waiting for
ern Indiana will soon see the     tering a school zone. Some           Here are some simple re-          Reminder for your kids          driver can see them.              the bus.
familiar yellow school buses      school zones are also marked      minders for drivers:              when walking to school:               Safety for kids when riding    • Make sure children under-
on the roads as children re-      by flashing yellow lights         • Slow down and be especially     • They should cross the street     the bus:                          stand to always stay seated
turn to school. The Indiana       when the reduced speed limits     alert in the residential neigh-   with an adult until they are at    • Get to the bus stop at least    while the bus is in motion,
Department of Transportation      are in effect.                    borhoods and school zones.        least 10 years old.                five minutes early.               and to follow any directions
(INDOT) is reminding driv-           About 756,000 children         • Take extra time to look for     • Cross the street at corners,     • When the bus approaches,        from the bus driver.
ers to take extra precautions     are expected to ride Hoosier      kids at intersections, on medi-   using traffic signals and          have children stand at least      • If a child drops something
to avoid accidents involving      school buses this year. Many      ans and on curbs.                 crosswalks.                        three giant steps away from       near the bus, instruct them to
school children.                  children board school buses in    • Enter and exit driveways and    • Never run out into the           the curb.                         tell the bus driver, rather than
   Speed limits are signifi-      the pre-dawn hours and it can     alleys slowly and carefully.      streets or cross in between        • If a bus stop is located on     trying to pick it up them-
cantly lower in school zones      be difficult for drivers to see   • Watch for children on and       parked cars.                       a busy road or intersection,      selves.
as children are walking to        them in the dark. On average,     near the road in the morning      • Make sure they always walk       an adult should be present to
and from school, and school
buses are exiting and enter-
                                  26 children are killed every
                                  year while getting on or off a
                                                                    and after school hours.
                                                                    • Reduce any distractions in-
                                                                                                      Explore universe with Calumet Astronomical Society
ing the roadway. Signs will       school bus or while waiting at    side your car so you can con-        The volunteers of the           conducted in a “lights-out”       can easily make a red light
                                                                    centrate on the road and your     Calumet Astronomical Society       environment, parents are re-      by cutting the end off a red
Obituary                                                                                              invite you to explore the won-     quested to keep their children    balloon and putting it over a
                                                                    surroundings. Put down your
Eli Lazar                                                           phone and don’t talk or text      ders of the universe when they
                                                                                                      present their popular free pub-
                                                                                                                                         under close supervision.
                                                                                                                                            For the safety of visitors
                                                                                                                                                                           standard flashlight.
                                                                                                                                                                              Remember, after sunset
  Eli Lazar, age 81, of            Nicksich, Mary Davis, Helen
Crown Point, passed away           Paskash and Jane Zambory.        Salem Methodist                   lic program on Friday, Sept. 9     and members, and to prevent       temperatures may drop rap-
on Monday, August 15.                 He is survived by his wife,   rummage sale                      from 7:30 to 10 p.m.               damage to equipment, run-         idly, so dress appropriately for
Eli was a graduate of Lew          Judith and children, Laura                                            Volunteers will guide visi-     ning or other reckless activi-    changeable weather. Programs
                                                                       Salem United Methodist
Wallace High School and re-        (William) Bodnar of Hobart,                                        tors in the use of telescopes      ties will not be permitted. Do    are naturally dependent on
                                                                    Church will hold a rummage
ceived an Associate Degree         Mark (Cherie) Lazar of                                             and astronomical binoculars        not use standard flashlights in   cloud cover and weather con-
                                                                    sale on Saturday, August 27
in Supervision from Purdue         Montgomery, OH, Charles                                            as they observe the majesty of     the observing area. Exposure      ditions. Inclement weather
                                                                    in the Fellowship Hall from 8
University.                        Lazar of Portage, Edward                                           the skies. Star charts, club in-   to white light, even briefly,     will cause these programs to
                                                                    a.m. to 2 p.m. The Fellowship
  He was a member of Holy          (Paula) Lazar of Gig Harbor,                                       formation, and astronomy-re-       will seriously impair night       be cancelled. Call the CAS
                                                                    Hall is located at 756 West
Spirit Catholic Church in          WA, Joan (Thomas) Calligan                                         lated activities are presented.    vision, making observing dif-     hotline at 773-639-5491 for
                                                                    350 South in Porter Town-
Winfield. Eli was a former         of St. John, IN, Eliza (Peter)                                        The events are open to ev-      ficult.                           updated weather cancella-
                                                                    ship, across from the church
printer and supervisor for the     McNulty of Oak Park, IL;                                           eryone. Families and school           Red filtered flashlights can   tions on short notice. More
                                                                    and south of Lakes of the Four
Anderson Company in Gary           18 grandchildren and 5 great-                                      groups are especially wel-         provide illumination without      information about CAS is at
and retired in 1985. He was        grandchildren and sisters-in-                                      come. Because observing is         affecting night vision. You
                                                                       The sale will operate under
an avid sports fan who en-         law, brothers-in-law and nu-

                                                                                                          Window & Siding Sale!
                                                                    the philosophy of “Take what
joyed coaching his sons and        merous nieces and nephews.       you need….give what you
watching his children and             A Mass of Christian Burial    can.” Lots of old, and some
grandchildren play sports and      was held August 18 at Holy       new, treasures and keepsakes
perform on stage.                  Spirit    Catholic    Church.    will be available. Delicious
  He was preceded in death         Interment was at Calumet         baked goods also will be for
by his wife Jeanne M. Lazar        Park Cemetery in Merrillville.   sale.                                         UP TO                          Featuring
(nee Yaros), son Eli, par-            In lieu of flowers, please       All proceeds will go toward
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ents Eli and Elizabeth Lazar       make donation to Holy Spirit     supporting the missions of the                        T!
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                                                                                  Local LOFS 4-H club seeks members
                                                                                     The 4 Seasons for Tomor-                         ten through grade 2 can join                         4-H projects include: ju-
                                                                                  row 4-H Club is seeking new                         Mini 4-H.) 4-H members live                       nior leaders, awards-scholar-
                                                                                  members. There is an open                           in cities, in towns, and in rural                 ships, camp, Purdue science
                                                                                  invitation for the first meet-                      areas. Lake County has more                       workshops, fashion revue,
                                                                                  ing of the 2011-2012 year on                        than thirty 4-H clubs.                            community service, demon-
                                                                                  Saturday, September 24 at the                          4-H is free. Funding comes                     strations and public speaking,
                                                                                  LOFS Clubhouse from 10 to                           from federal, state and county                    trips, exhibits at the county
                                                                                  11:30 a.m.                                          governments and private do-                       fair, aerospace, animal proj-
                                                                                     What is 4-H?                                     nations, so 4-H costs nothing                     ects, arts & crafts, cake deco-
                                                                                     4-H is the largest youth                         to join. The costs of projects                    rating, collections, electric,
                                                                                  organization in the United                          and activities will vary wide-                    entomology, fitness & sports,
                                                                                  States. In Indiana, 4-H is                          ly, depending on what you                         forestry, garden, genealogy,
                                                                                  part of the Purdue University                       choose to do.                                     music, sport fishing, pho-
                                                                                  Cooperative           Extension                        4-H members “learn by do-                      tography, veterinary science,
                                                                                  Service. 4-H began over 100                         ing”—by taking photographs,                       woodworking.
                                                                                  years ago as a way to share                         cooking food, using comput-                          For information contact:
                                                                                  information about university                        ers, caring for animals, build-                   4-H Youth Development
                                                                                  research and new technology.                        ing model rockets, growing                        Purdue University Coop-
                                                                                  There are 4-H programs in all                       flowers or vegetables, playing                    erative Extension Service
                                                        Photos by Mike Gooldy     50 states, U.S. territories, and                    music, drawing or painting,                       at 219-755-3240 or email
During the birthday celebration Aug. 17, Tavis Buchan, above, of Lakeshore        military installations world-                       going fishing, making crafts,                     to
Public Radio 89.1 FM and a Winfield resident, conducted periodic broadcast        wide.                                               reading books, and much                           or online at ag.purdue.
interviews, including Councilwoman Paulette Skinner, Farmers Market and              4-H is for youth in grades                       more. Exhibit your work at                        edu/counties/lake/Pages/4-
birthday organizer. Below, the LOFS Lions Club offered hot dogs and pop for $1.   3-12. (Children in kindergar-                       the Lake County Fair.                             HYouthDevelopment.
Lion Roy Green serves Ron Eisenhauer and grandchildren George and Hattie
Eisenhauer of Beverly Shores.                                                     Grant application deadline is Sept. 1
                                                                                     Grant application pack-                          considered for funding in-                        application packet by calling
                                                                                  ets are available from the                          clude: education, health and                      219-662-7252. Applications
                                                                                  Crown Point Community                               human services, civic affairs,                    can also be found online at
                                                                                  Foundation Inc. It contains an                      preservation, conservation,                       the Foundation’s web site or
                                                                                  application form and guide-                         arts and culture.                                 stop by the office at 115 S.
                                                                                  lines for proposal evaluation.                         “The Foundation is inter-                      Court St. in Crown Point.
                                                                                  The deadline is September 1.                        ested in funding projects that                       Written requests for in-
                                                                                  Grants from the Foundation’s                        will improve the quality of                       formation should be sent to:
                                                                                  Endowment Fund will be                              life for citizens in the Crown                    Crown Point Community
                                                                                  made to organizations and                           Point area,” said Patricia                        Foundation Inc., Post Office
                                                                                  community projects that im-                         Huber, Foundation president.                      Box 522, Crown Point, IN
                                                                                  pact the area served by the                            Organizations eligible for                     46308-0522.
                                                                                  Foundation. Fields of interest                      funding may request a grant
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