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CULVER â€”Â Culver-Union Township Public Library (CUTPL) will start a new session of free computer classes in April. Classes will be held Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10 a.m., and will last two hours.
Sessions for the month of April will cover Computers for Beginners (two weeks), Internet and E-mail. These are hands-on classes and the library will provide computers. Those with their own laptop computer can bring it to the classes.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Community School Corporation is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and younger for free. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disabilities and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following sites and times:
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College has announced plans to host its third annual Tri Ancilla sprint triathlon on Saturday, May 21.
Located on the grounds of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center, the Tri Ancilla sprint triathlon will consist of a 500 yard swim, an 11 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run.
PLYMOUTH â€” Area eighth graders got a hard dose of truth at Plymouthâ€™s Lincoln Jr. High.
The program known as â€śThe Reality Storeâ€ť sent Plymouth and Argos eighth grade students through a brief exercise designed to give them a taste of the economic realities of adulthood. In addition it seems to have given most a new perspective on certain people in their lives.
â€śIt definitely gives me a new appreciation of my parents,â€ť said Tabby Masterson, a Lincoln student, as she made her way through the maze of adult budgetary responsibilities.
PLYMOUTH â€” When Britni Mills graduated from Plymouth High School in 2008 and headed for the Purdue University campus, she knew she wanted to find a career where she could help people. That desire has stayed strong.
Now as a junior at Purdue, she is majoring in sociology and minoring in communications to help fulfill that dream.
In May, she hopes to be able to put her training and education to the test by making a seven-week trip to China.
Mills joined the campus Outreach Ministries at Purdue that has helped to give her a direction for her future.
Heated discussion has raged in recent weeks and months over education-related legislation at the state level in Indiana, including from local teachers who visited the state house to oppose proposed changes across the Hoosier state (as reported recently in the Citizen).
Editorâ€™s Note: Inserted in todayâ€™s newspaper, readers will find the first section of the Pilot News annual progress editions â€śThe Journey Beginsâ€ť which continues Wednesday with section two, and Thursday with section three. Inside section three, readers will get an in-depth look at what is going on inside the Plymouth Community School Corporation. Here is more on Project Lead the Way and Camp Invention.
PLYMOUTH â€“ The city of Plymouth will become more energy conscious with the creation of a new â€śCommon Cents Fundâ€ť and the cityâ€™s taxpayers will likely be happy.
The Plymouth Common Council suspended the rules to create the fund passing it on all three readings in one meeting. The fund will make available $200,000 in funds for capital equipment purchases that are part of energy conservation measures.
The committee behind Culver's B.I.R.D. (Building, Inspiring, Recreating, and Discovering) is planning a one-day return of the successful service event it sponsored locally last summer. Scheduled for Saturday, April 23, the student-led service day combines the efforts of students from Culver Academies and Culver Community High School, as well as adults from both areas and beyond, to assist anyone in the community with work projects with which they need assistance (last year's efforts ranged from cleanup jobs to painting or repairing houses).
LAPAZ â€”Â Women's Connection will be hosting a "How Sweet It Is!" banquet Wednesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Occasion's Banquet Hall, LaPaz. The cost is $8.50 and includes the meal and program. Darlene Dixon will speak about "Being Thankful No Matter What!" Betty Lou Horvath from La Candy Shoppe will talk about candy making and classes available locally. Joy Ritenour, Plymouth, will share her musical talents. RSVP by Friday, April 1 by contacting Edna at 574-936-9341, Marge at 574-784-3569, Marilyn at 574-546-3271, or Mary at 574-842-3224.