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Hometown news serving the Town of Winfield, LOFS and Winfield Township August 26, 2011
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 http://yourcpc.net/jobs.
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-
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 thtiming.com.
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
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 in.gov/ 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 in.gov/dnr/ 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
We Uslor! of $15 per person includes a (219)629-6389 or John Kiest
ISO C o 10 oz. New York strip steak, at (219)988-2808. All pro-
Senior Cut WARMTH
ADD A LITTLE$12.95 baked potato, corn on the
cob, salad and dessert. The
ceeds will be used to com-
plete lakes-related projects
Cut, Shampoo, Blowdry $17.95
TO YOUR HAIR
Shampoo ~ Set (Seniors) $12.95 September 30,
LOFS POA will provide a within LOFS.
Cuts A FEW HILITES
WITH10 and under $9.95
October 1, 7 and 8
No Purchase Necessary
Senior Perms $39.95
at 8 p.m.
October 2 and 9 Send uS yOur neWS, pHOTOS
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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 chicagostreet.org. 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, email@example.com 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 chicagostreet.org. 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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4 August 26, 2011
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
teSt Drive the all new
2011 ForD explorer
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
6866-11 Phone Directory_Layout 1 4/14/11 12:43 PM Page 2
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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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.”
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Presbyterian Church, contact
Changing the way
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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
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 casonline.org.
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
$1,500 Windows & Doors
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(Motok), his brother, Emil Catholic Church Building church. For more information, TAX CREDI
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8 August 26, 2011
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 email@example.com
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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