April 19, 2014

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Recalls 4-18-14
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Friday, April 18, 2014 2:20 PM | Updated ( Friday, April 18, 2014 2:24 PM )
School building corp will consider escrow agreement
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:27 AM

The board of directors of the Lawrenceburg High School building corporation will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the corpoartion administration office, 300 Tiger Blvd., to consider an escrow agreement, definitive agreement and loan agreement to be entered into between the building corpoartion and the City of Lawrenceburg.

Day of prayer will feature characterizations
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:26 AM

National Day of Prayer, United in Prayer: Past and Present, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Soldier’s Circle, Aurora Riverview Cemetery.

There will be characterizations of past presenidents, preachers, businessmen, teachers and media and military leaders and the families who have sacrificed to keep one nation under God.

The event is sponsored by the Aurora Council of Churches. Bring lawn chairs.

Church can participate in National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:25 AM | Updated ( Friday, April 18, 2014 8:27 AM )

Fifteen years ago Blue Sunday was established in the faith community to bring awareness to the need for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  

Local faith organizations are encourage to join the millions already committed to participate in the National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer to pray for those abused or neglected and also for those who rescue them.

Register your church for Blue Sunday at www.bluesunday.org, distribute blue ribbons, honor church members who go beyond and above for children, and consider taking up a collection for Prevent Child Abuse of Dearborn/Ohio Counties, Inc., one of many organizations where funding has been cut.  

In our communities alone, there were 1,200 reports of abuse or neglect in Dearborn and Ohio Counties. In the U.S., there are an estimated 3,000,000 children abused or neglected, nearly 400,000 children in foster care, and 1640 children die each year due to abuse/neglect.  Two thirds of individuals in drug treatment admit to being abused as a child and 160,000 students miss school each and every day due to fear of a bully.  

For more information about child abuse prevention, go to www.pcain.org. Donations are greatly appreciated to keep local programs such as child abuse prevention workshops in the schools, pinwheels in the parks, and free activities for all families. Donations can be sent to:  Prevent Child Abuse, P.O. Box 3884, Lawrenceburg, IN  47025.  

If abuse or neglect is suspected, you can make an anonymous call to the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.

Sign-up began for USDA disaster assistance programs
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:04 PM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting today, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.  

“We implemented these programs in record time and kept our commitment to begin sign-up today,” said Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. “To ensure enrollment goes as smoothly as possible, dedicated staff in over 2,000 Farm Service Agency offices across the country are doing everything necessary to help producers that have suffered through two and a half difficult years with no assistance because these programs were awaiting Congressional action.”

Depending on the size and type of farm or ranch operation, eligible producers can enroll in one of four programs administered by the Farm Service Agency.  The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP), and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) will provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and including calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014. The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish that have suffered losses because of disease, severe weather, blizzards and wildfires.  

Enrollment also begins today for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), which provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.

Producers signing up for these programs are encouraged to contact their local FSA office for information on the types of records needed and to schedule an appointment. Taking these steps in advance will help producers ensure their application moves through the process as quickly as possible.

Supporting documents may include livestock birth records, purchase and transportation receipts, photos and ownership records showing the number and type of livestock lost, documents listing the gallons of water transported to livestock during drought, and more. Crop records may include purchase receipts for eligible trees, bushes, or vines, seed and fertilizer purchases, planting and production records, and documentation of labor and equipment used to plant or remove eligible trees, bushes, or vines.

Producers have three to nine months to apply depending on the program and year of the loss. Details are available from any local FSA office.

For more information, producers may review the 2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet, and the LIP, LFP, ELAP and TAP fact sheets online, or visit any local FSA office or USDA Service Center.

Dillard’s mini-store returns to DCH for Mother’s Day/graduation shopping
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:03 PM

Breast Care Center to benefit from all sales

Dillard’s Department Store is returning this spring to Dearborn County Hospital with its fun and convenient mini-store for two days of community shopping. Located in the main lobby of Dearborn County Hospital, the Dillard’s mini-store will be open to the public on Tuesday, April 29, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 30, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  

Ten percent of all sales will go to the Auxiliary of Dearborn County Hospital which will donate the funds to the DCH Breast Care Center for the benefit of their patients.

Merchandise, including spring and summer apparel, gifts and items for the home will be available in numerous price ranges.

Some of the items available for purchase include handbags; jewelry; watches; sandals and shoes; cosmetics; fragrances; accessories, such as sunglasses, wallets, women’s scarves and men’s ties; luggage; active wear and Browning apparel; women’s sleepwear; individual serving coffee makers and cups; gourmet nuts and candy; bakeware; seasonal giftware and SensorPEDIC brand bedding. Gift cards will also be available.

Popular designer brand names will be available at the mini-store including items by Dansko, UGG, Born, Fossil, Jessica Simpson, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley, DKNY, Lauren, Columbia, Chanel, Est?e Lauder, Clinique, Lancôme, Elizabeth Arden, Clarisonic, Keurig and K-cups, NutriBullet, Fiestaware and New Tech Shop.

All major credit and debit cards, Dillard’s credit cards, cash and personal checks with proper identification will be accepted. DCH and DCH Physician Partners employees may use payroll deduction.

Items purchased at the Dillard’s mini-store may be exchanged or returned after the event to any Dillard’s Department Store within 30 days of purchase providing all Dillard’s and manufacturer tags and yellow proof of purchase stickers are intact.

Returns will not be accepted at the mini-store. Dillard’s gift cards do not expire and they maintain their face value until redeemed.

“We are very excited Dillard’s is returning for spring shopping. They always bring a wonderful selection of items, especially for mothers,” noted Sylvia Plashko, DCH Auxiliary President. “The Dillard’s mini-store provides a great opportunity for area residents to shop in a safe, convenient and fun environment while helping to support the Auxiliary and the hospital. Every purchase made at the mini-store is greatly appreciated.”

Free parking for the event is available in both the hospital’s outdoor lot and the parking garage.

Hospital lobby doors will be left open and wheelchairs will be available for use by shoppers, free of charge, during mini-store hours.   

Dearborn County Hospital is located at the intersection of Bielby Road, Ind. 48, and Wilson Creek Road on Ludlow Hill in Lawrenceburg.

For more information, please contact the Dearborn County Hospital Community Relations Department at 812/537-8190 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8190.

North Dearborn Road closed
Written by Denise Freitag Burdette   
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:47 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:28 PM )

A portion of North Dearborn Road was closed down for about two weeks starting Wednesday, April 16, to fix a road slip on Harrison Hill between Haas and Pinhook roads in West Harrison.

Dearborn County Transportation Department Supervisor Tim Greive said signs had been up for a couple days warning drivers of the closing. The road will be totally closed, even to local traffic.

St. Lawrence, NDES among top schools
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:46 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:08 PM )

A public and a parochial school in Dearborn County have just been recognized as 4 Star schools for the 2012-2013 school year, said Glenda Ritz, Indiana superintendent of public instruction.

For St. Lawrence Catholic School, Lawrenceburg, it's the second year in a row.

“We are very excited,” said Karen White, principal. She credited “our fantastic teachers who have very high expectations and hold the kids to those expectations, and our wonderfully supportive parents.” Parents not only volunteer at school but they ensure children's homework is completed and the students come to school prepared to learn each day, she said.

Durbin Plaza issues continue
Written by Erika Schmidt Russell   
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:45 PM

The ongoing closures of some businesses in Durbin Plaza on Lawrenceburg’s Front Street have more than one reason.
City of Lawrenceburg Building Inspector Carl Fryman said two weeks ago following heavy rain and a sewerage back up into the Dollar General part of the plaza he requested and worked with the Dearborn County Health Department to order a 24-hour closure. That order has expired, said Fryman.

Meanwhile, the antique mall portion of the plaza was closed by Fryman in December 2013 following a roof leak and issues related to the leak.

Return to the front Part 2
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:41 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:08 PM )
Over 5,000 American soldiers are buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in France. From left: Jarold Leiker and Mark Kirchgassner, Lawrenceburg High School teachers, cemetery superintendent Dwight Anderson, Lise Pommois, a historian who guided the local group to battle sites, and Rita Kirchgassner, LHS counselor.

Read all about it...

To read LHS teacher Jarod Leiker’s blog of the trip, go to http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/jcleiker3/1/tpod.html.

This is the second of a two-part series on local teachers following the World War II footsteps of the 45th Infantry Division i n World War II. The father/grandfather of two of the travelers served in the 45th. For part one, see the Thursday, April 10, Dearborn County Register.

Lawrenceburg High School counselor Rita Kirchgassner's journey to learn about her dad's World War II experiences led from battlefield to battlefield in Europe.

Finally, near the end of a 25-day trip funded by a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity grant, Rita and her companions came to the spot where her dad, Sgt. Robert L. Kirchgassner, was critically wounded.

“The emotions – actually seeing the place where this occurred. Can you get the image of a wounded John Schweisthal helping carry the litter so my dad can receive medical attention?” asked Rita. Schweisthal commandeered a Jeep to get Kirchgassner to a field hospital.