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PLYMOUTH â Two local organizations for kids will be getting a lot of âenergyâ from others this Blueberry Festival weekend.
The Adams Street Kids â a local youth ministry of several area churches â will once again make all their operating funds from the annual Blueberry Stomp. A good idea to help runners with their âenergyâ will help the Plymouth Sharks Swim Club make some funds for their season.
The Swim Club will host a spaghetti dinner for all runners in the Stomp to âcarb upâ on Sunday night before the traditional Monday run that ends at the parade.
PLYMOUTH â Francis Ellert, plant manager for Coca-Cola Bottling in Plymouth, recently presented a check to Julie Stauffer, executive director of Adams Street Ministries. The donation will assist the youth groups from several churches in hosting the 37th annual Blueberry Stomp.
The Stomp will take place Monday morning prior to the Labor Day Parade.
Hayden Wolfe, Tim Gomez, Cody Langdon and Cody Benjamin work hard at securing rope to guide parking cars at Plymouth High School for this weekendâs Blueberry Festival. Money made from parking is a major fundraiser for school extra curricular clubs and sports.
Carnival rides begin Thursday, while the festival kicks off Friday night and ends Monday evening.
Argos Community Schools recently welcomed the following teachers to its staff:
Front row, from left: Jennifer Alford, kindergarten; Ashley Beldon, elementary art and gifted/talented; and Shari Bloom, jr.-sr. high school business; and back row, from left: Daniel Kallenberg, jr.-sr. high school science; Ashley Thomas, Title 1 and Sherry Strahla â resource room aide.
HAMLET â They must have something in the soil to the west.
Hensler Nurseryâs of Hamlet took two of their Christmas trees to the Indiana State Fair this month and came home batting 1.000. An eight foot White Pine entered in the contest took home a Grand Champion prize and a seven foot Frazer Fir was named reserve champion. Each brought home blue ribbons.
PLYMOUTH â Area 12 and 13 Toastmasters were entertained for nearly three hours Saturday morning in Plymouth during the annual Humorous Speech Contest.
Rules for the contest were strictly adhered to including a time limit of speech length from five to seven minutes with a disqualification clause for any speech fewer than four minutes and 30 seconds or longer than seven minutes and 30 seconds. Official timekeeper was Eric Anderson of the Wythogan Club of Plymouth.
ETNA GREEN â A 13-year-old Etna Green boy lost his life Saturday morning as a result of a tragic accident that took place on his familyâs farm.
Wyman Lynn Miller, an eighth grade student at Triton Jr.-Sr. High School, went out at about 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 to gather 14 horses, most of them Belgian Draft horses, from a wooded area behind the family farm at 8409 West, CR 750 North to send them back to the barn to be fed.
He brought back four of them but when he didnât return with more, his brothers went to look for him and found him unconcious.
She has filled huge stadiums and played in smoky rooms but for country superstar Pam Tillis it has always been about the music.
âI try to conduct myself with as much integrity as I can,â she said by phone from her home in Nashville. âI put my heart into it.â
Tillis will put her heart into it in Plymouth this Labor Day weekend as the headliner for the Blueberry Festivalâs Main Stage. While she says there is a real energy and excitement about the big crowds, the smaller shows have their own special appeal.
ARGOS â A new policy to make Argos schools more secure for students went into effect this week and so far itâs been smooth sailing.
Last week Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Lucht announced to parents that beginning on Aug. 23 the doors to the elementary and secondary school would be locked during the school day â from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. â to provide a more secure environment for students.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth School Corporation could be paying approximately $500,000 less for utilities for 2010 than in previous years.
Superintendent Dan Tyree said they needed to find ways to cut the schoolâs budget when the state made major cuts to the schoolsâ general fund this year and last.
Tyree gives much of the credit for the decrease in utility costs to Maintenance Director Dave Schoof. Schoof has been in the directorâs position for the last 18 months and has been in the maintenance department for five years.