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Editorial: Hearts and Darts (3/31/14)

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Hearts to all the supporters who came out for the seventh annual Nineveh Chili Cook-Off & Dessert Auction. Special thanks go to contestants Brandon Smithey, Mike Bonham and Dill Wilmoth; our judges, Prince’s Lakes Town Marshal Greg Southers, Pastor Tom Knight and CW5-RET Myles Clayburn; and all the wonderful bakers who donated for the dessert auction.

Thank you to the Nineveh Fire Department for hosting the event and to cadets Adam Ford and Steven Brooks for their help with tables and chairs. Proceedsbenefit the Nineveh festival, local projects and a new

$500 scholarship.

Mike Duncan,


Nineveh Heritage Committee

A great big heart goes out to Kyla S. Woodall, a kindergartner at Clark Elementary School. You’re doing a great job with litter cleanup, taking this project on yourself at the Whiteland Junior Baseball Diamonds. You worked hard gathering up all the trash accumulated over this terrible, terrible winter. You make us proud by helping take care of our community and school property.

Nana and Papaw (Joy and Bill) Woodall


Lots of hearts to my great friends and neighbors for helping me through my recent illness and keeping the snow off my drive so I could keep my doctor visits; also to Glenda Krueger for being there through my surgery and taking me to all my appointments — she has been my rock. I am so blessed. Again thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Trish Jackson


Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with Greenwood Middle School’s Reality Store! Many thanks to the school PTO for providing the wonderful lunch, and to the many parents and businesses who helped make this event possible. Also, thank you to the Indiana Women’s Education Foundation for coming up with the curriculum to guide us through this project. The students really enjoyed the activity and learned a very valuable lesson! Thanks again to everyone for making the “Reality Store” a success!

Lhea Hesler

Greenwood Middle School Counselor

Hearts to all the people in the Center Grove community who once again generously donated to the Center Grove Scholarship Foundation. Our student callers raised over $27,000 in pledges during our recent phonathon. Thanks to the student callers themselves as well! A huge heart to Texas Roadhouse and McDonald’s at Stones Crossing Road for providing dinner for our callers, too. What a great community!

Flora Valentine,


Center Grove Scholarship Foundation

Big beautiful hearts to Jane Blessing and Johnson Memorial Hospital for the free cholesterol screening and glucose screenings recently. Without adequate health insurance, I haven’t been going to the doctor; and it turns out that I have some issues that needed to be addressed. Jane, thank you for directing me to the navigator at

Windrose who is helping me get affordable health insurance. From going to a smoke-free workplace, to health screenings, to finding insurance, your caring has had a huge impact on my life. I am more grateful than you

can imagine.

Terry Pierce


The Franklin Police Department would like to thank Bill Miller Heating and Cooling for providing gunshot trauma kits to every officer. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated!

Tim O’Sullivan,

Franklin chief of police

Hearts to Dale Hughes and the entire Cash Bash committee for the most successful event in Chamber history! We sincerely appreciate all your efforts in making this annual event a success.

Lisa Buening,

board president

Franklin Chamber of Commerce,

and the chamber board of directors

Hearts to Tricia Bechman for 11 years of service to the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin community! Sincere best wishes as you begin your new position as president of Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce.

Lisa Buening,

board president

Franklin Chamber of Commerce,

and the chamber board of directors

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