Boy Scout Golf Classic next week
The 22nd Annual Boy Scout Golf Classic presented by Benchmark Fabricated & Steel is slated for July 27 at the Country Club of Terre Haute.
The morning shotgun start will begin at 7:30 a.m., with lunch on the terrace from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the afternoon shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for gross and net scores, skill competitions and holes-in-one. Door prizes and sponsorships are still being accepted.
For more information, call Judy Earl at (812) 232-9496 ext. 400.
Mustang Club plans car show
Wabash Valley Mustang Club’s 17th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be Sunday in Collett Park at Seventh Street and Maple Avenue
All makes and models are welcome. Awards will be given to the top 25 and dash plaques to the first 100 participants. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon and judging will last until 2 p.m.
Registration fee is $12 the day of show. Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes, the Council on Domestic Abuse, and Happiness Bag Inc.
For more information, call (812) 240-6393 or email email@example.com.
Marshall City Band to perform
The Marshall City Band, under the direction of Ralph Stewart, will perform a concert Friday at 8 p.m. on the Clark County Courthouse lawn.
Included in the concert are “Them Basses,” “The Universal Judgment,” “Festivo,” “Lassus Trombone,” Theme from “The A Team,” “The Star Wars Saga” featuring “Star Wars (Main Title),” “Cantina Band,” “The Emperor Arrives,” “Augie’s Great Municipal Band,” “Across The Stars” and “Battle of The Heroes.” The concert will continue with “The Lord of the Dance,” “Irish Tune from County Derry,” “Flower Drum Song,” “Hello My Baby,” “Bill Bailey” and close with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The First United Methodist Church will be hosting refreshments during the concert. All concerts are free; lawn chairs are encouraged.
Clark Optimists plan fish fry
The Clark County Optimist Club is having its annual fish fry from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Marshall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5975.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4.50 for children. Meals will include catfish, slaw, baked beans, dessert and a drink.
Celebrate Dance Day at free clinic
World of Dance will be celebrating National Dance Day on July 29 with a dance clinic for anyone ages 5 and older.
The fee is $20 and includes the clinic, bottled water, snack, T-shirt, and admission to a Terre Haute Rex ballgame where the dancers will perform on Aug. 4.
For more information or to request a registration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 251-4909.
Gears & Grapes Fun Ride planned
Clark County Trails Coalition Gears & Grapes Fun Ride is scheduled for Oct. 7.
The ride will begin at Castle Finn Winery at 1288 N. 1200th St., Marshall, Ill. Proceeds from the event will help fund future Clark County Trails Coalition activities. Several routes will be available to choose from — approximately 10, 20 and 45 miles.
Registration will be from 1-1:30 p.m. CDT, with rides starting at 1:30 p.m. No SAG support will be available for this fun bike ride.
Helmets are required, and route maps will be available. Light snacks will be provided after the ride. Door prizes and optional wine tastings also will be available.
For more information call (217) 889-3901 or visit www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com.
Town to remember Hutson Massacre
The Hutsonville (Ill.) Historical Society will commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Hutson Massacre at 8 p.m. Aug. 4.
This is the only outdoor pageant in the area and will honor the first family to live in what is now Hutsonville Township in Crawford County. The family was massacred by hostile Indians while the father Isaac Hutson was at Fort LaMotte in 1812.
In 1967 the Hutsonville Historical Society was formed and started a reconstruction of what is now the Hutson Village located 1.5 mile south of Hutsonville on Outer South Rose Street. It consists of a Hutson cabin, museum, country store, barn, weaver’s cottage, a chapel and an inn.
A Hutson family reunion is planned beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 with tours of the village, followed by a catered meal at 5 p.m. Reservations are $13 per person and must be received by July 30, to Cindi Frank, treasurer, 13595 E. 1425th Ave., Robinson, IL 62454.
At 8 p.m. the re-enactment of the Hutson Massacre and the forming of the town will be presented. This has no admission fee but a free will offering will be collected. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Sodas, funnel cakes and popcorn will be available for purchase. A “sampler” quilt will be given away with tickets being sold until 8 p.m.
For more information, call (618) 563-4531 and leave a message; or (618) 563-4169.
Clark County 4-H fair kicks off
Clark County 4-H’ers are busy finishing up project exhibits for the 2012 4-H Show. The fair kicks off Saturday at the Martinsville Fairgrounds and continues through July 27.
4-H’ers have been working throughout the year on their projects, which will be judged and exhibited for public viewing.
Projects will be on display on from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Livestock Auction is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Saturday events include project registration, judging and the Cat and Dog shows. Monday’s events include the Horse Show, Garden Tractor Driving Contest, Rabbit Show and 4-H Family Fun Night. Tuesday’s events include the Swine Show, Foods Show, Sheep Show, Goat Show and Dress Revue, along with the Food Auction. Wednesday’s events include the Poultry Show and the Dairy & Beef Show.
No gate admission is charged.
Edgar County 4-H fair coming up
4-H’ers from across Edgar County will be involved in exhibiting their general and livestock projects at the annual Edgar County 4-H Fair, Friday through Wednesday at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds in Paris.
The livestock will be housed on-grounds and the Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the week. Food will be served all day and into the evening in the multi-purpose building by the 4-H Association and Edgar County HCE.
Highlights of the fair include Sewing and Textiles judging and the Small Pets Show on Friday. The Horse and Pony Show, judging of Aerospace, Photography, Personal Development and Community Involvement projects and the popular Dog Show will fill Saturday’s schedule.
Sunday afternoon will see the arrival of the livestock and judging of the Visual Arts projects. Monday’s activities include Foods judging, the Sheep Show and the Goat Show and Llama Show. The day will conclude with the Foods Auction at 6 p.m. The public will have a chance to purchase the tasty creations of the 4-H’ers.
Swine, beef and poultry will be judged on Tuesday followed by the Master Showmanship Contest in the evening. Wednesday will begin with the Rabbit Show at 8 a.m.
The traditional Livestock Auction will conclude the fair that evening beginning at 6.
For more information and specific times of events call the Edgar County Extension Office at (217) 465-8585 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/cce.
Community Theatre to bring Tony Award-winning play to stage
Some call it a comedy, while others call it a drama. “God of Carnage” was the 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Play, and Community Theatre of Terre Haute will present it this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as March 21-23.
New Leo Baxter Orchestra to entertain at Big Read Party
A Terre Haute tradition will be reborn when the New Leo Baxter Society Orchestra performs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Indiana Theatre as part of the Big Party for the Wabash Valley Big Read.
With new Americana album, Chicago artist to play Verve
For years, Kevin Presbrey toured the country as the front man of Painkiller Hotel, a modern rock group inspired by guitar-fueled bands like Pearl Jam and Live. Now, he’s dialing back the clock with his solo debut, an Americana album that takes its cues from Jim Croce’s folk music, the Eagles’ country-tinged rock and Fleetwood Mac’s 1970s pop.
Guiding Star: Inspired by family, Terre Haute native rallies famous names to fund cancer research
Famous people filled the Riviera Country Club, a scenic golf resort in affluent Pacific Palisades, Calif.
A city block away, Sunset Boulevard runs toward the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Monica Mountains overlook it all. Inside the Riviera, during a 2009 fundraising dinner, Terre Haute attorney Tony Tanoos found himself surrounded by a who’s who of celebrities — actors such as Ray Romano, Mark Wahlberg, Don Cheadle and others, and golfing greats like Gary Player, Johnny Miller and Rocco Mediate. Soon, the crowd of notables heard the words of main speaker Lisa Paulsen, the president of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
MIKE LUNSFORD: The long goodbye to winter
I have no idea what the weather is to bring to us on the morning this story runs, but on the day I write most of it, the sun is shining, and we have just come off a weekend of pleasant warmth and cloudless skies.
Making Waves: Woman devotes part of rural Vigo County home to museum on hairstyling
Some studies show that women spend more than $50,000 in a lifetime and more than one month of their entire life at a beauty salon, trying to get and keep their hair just the right style. How they have accomplished this through the ages has been a fascination for local hairstylist Brenda Ellis for more than 50 years.
Heaven on Earth: Writer gets lost — both figuratively and literally — at Acadia National Park
Editor’s Note: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of a day hiking the Atlantic shoreline and the trails of Maine’s Acadia National Park.
Rock of Ages: Hulman Center stage has been entertaining crowds since 1974
As the stage lights came on, Sam Wellington and his cohorts gazed out at an audience of 8,060 Midwesterners.
The scene was familiar for him. Wellington and his country music quartet, The Four Guys, opened shows night after night for fellow RCA Records artists Ronnie Millsap and headliner Charley Pride on tours across North America.
Wearing a Legacy: Inspired by Debs, a variety of places and things beyond Terre Haute — from a town to beers — bear his name
A town and a school. Two styles of beer. A radio station, a street, a township, and a house for college students. Even a parade.
Any of those places or things named in honor of legendary labor and social activist Eugene V. Debs could theoretically exist in Terre Haute. Alas, none do.
Flowing forward: As Riverscape leader retires, he sees great things ahead for the Wabash River
An iconic photo of Harry Truman hangs in John Mutchner’s office.
The walls of that room and others inside Mutchner’s scenic eastside home offer glimpses of his interests, from auto racing to basketball to political history. The famous picture of a triumphant Truman, hoisting an erroneous “Dewey Defeats Truman” Chicago Tribune headline, rests neatly framed alongside a 1952 campaign button and an autographed notecard from the former president.
Hope Awakened: On a floating hospital, Terre Haute nurse sees lives of needy transformed
The woman was 24 years old. She weighed 70 pounds.
She had young children and, for a long time, a heavy burden. A tumor, large as her head, engulfed her jaw. Eating and breathing became all but impossible for her. Undoubtedly, she’d been ostracized because of it, too. Such cases are rare in the Western world, but they occur frequently in the Republic of Congo. The coastal African nation has just one doctor for every 20,000 people.
Rock Collector: Indiana Coal Council president loves rocks, fossils and 4-H
You might say Bruce Stevens grew up with lots of pet rocks.
Scavenging for rocks and fossils as a boy near his home at Coalmont launched Stevens’ fascination with geology. His love of all things sedimentary led him to a successful career in hydrology, reclamation and the coal industry.
‘Afternoon on a Hill’: The formal poet who led an informal life — Edna St. Vincent Millay
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of an afternoon exploring the rural gardens and home of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay near Austerlitz, N.Y. Join Lunsford in February for the sixth installment of this series as he wanders along the wooded shorelines of Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park.
No Intermission: Character meets demise on ‘Walking Dead,’ but lively acting career continues for Terre Haute’s Jose Pablo Cantillo
Characters often make dramatic exits from television shows.
Few could top Terre Haute-raised actor Jose Pablo Cantillo’s departure last month from AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
The scene occurred in the fourth season of cable TV’s most popular drama series ever.
Telling stories in song
Pieces of Terre Haute’s infamous past gather dust in the town’s metaphorical attic. Closed-up, old baggage — forever linked, like it or not, to the historical record.
Real people lived through those times, but as generations pass, memories of those characters fade and disappear.
Effort under way to restore Civil War monument to original grandeur; ‘Soldier of the West’ unique in state of Indiana
“How sleep the brave, who sink to rest with all their country’s wishes blest.”
A lone soldier sits atop Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. He is seated with his foot on a cannon of long ago, looking westward, perhaps toward the future he fought for. “He” is a stone memorial, rising nearly 30 feet in the historic cemetery. He represents all the men, young and old, from Putnam County who fought and died in the Civil War, and he is aptly titled “Soldier of the West.”
Walk of a Lifetime: Writer discovers views fit for a painting while walking the cliffs of Prout’s Neck, home to famous artist Winslow Homer’s seaside studio
Editor’s Note: Today, we continue the New England Journal as Mike Lunsford writes of a day walking the Maine seacoast in search of the great artist, Winslow Homer. Join Mike in January for the fifth installment of this series as he visits Edna St. Vincent Millay’s rural New York farm, Steepletop.
Heightened Sense of Place: Educators’ efforts helped put geography back on map in schools
Geography transcends dots on a map.
Teachers traveling abroad alongside Terre Haute geographer Dorothy Drummond have experienced the real-life cultures, atmosphere and people existing within those dots. An educator herself, Drummond has organized affordable geography tours of foreign lands for Wabash Valley schoolteachers for many years. The journeys involved more than sight-seeing.
Fade to Black: A few local theaters among last to part with century-old 35-mm film
The projectionist behind the first movie shown in the Indiana Theatre nearly 92 years ago would likely feel right at home in that same booth today.
HEALING WATERS: Team River Runner offers inspiration, opens doors for wounded veterans
Some people say the fun of boating on the Wabash is dealing with unexpected challenges such a big body of water can present on certain days; others delight in the wild beauty at Terre Haute’s doorstep, from bald eagles soaring above trees lining the banks of the Wabash to the panorama of the river itself as it curls through woodland in many places reminiscent of primeval splendor seen hundreds of years ago.
Country singer/songwriter from Illinois to perform at The Verve
Up-and-coming country singer/songwriter Troy Stone of Paris, Ill., will perform from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 14 in The Verve at 677 Wabash Ave.
Gallery presents ‘Halcyon Days’ exhibit
Halcyon Art Gallery is presenting the regional juried exhibition, “Halcyon Days 2014,” on view from Friday until March 28. The opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. This is the ninth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best of contemporary art in all media.
See dinosaurs, Dr. Seuss characters at Children's Museum
On Sunday, March 9, Terre Haute Children’s Museum guests will be in for a special treat. Prehistoric creatures from Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo” will be roving the museum, and Dr. Seuss characters will come to life when the Children’s Theatre of Terre Haute presents “Seussical Jr.”
GRAPE SENSE: News from the world’s wine regions can affect future prices
News from the world’s wine regions can affect even the average wine drinker. There is a lot going on, particularly in California, which can affect future wine prices.
TRIED ’N’ TRUE: The easiest ham loaf I’ve ever made
I have been asked for a good ham loaf recipe. This is really good. It comes from a friend of mine in Morton, Ill. Eileen Knapp makes this for her kids and grandkids — we all enjoyed it.
Party New Orleans-style at Swope Mardi Gras celebration
The Swope Art Museum’s fifth annual Mardi Gras celebration is this weekend. Enjoy a visit to the Big Easy on the museum’s third floor from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
‘A complete meal of classical music’ at Central Presbyterian
Beethoven composed his masterpieces nearly two centuries ago. George Gershwin wrote “Rhapsody in Blue” a few years after World War I.
Final Fridays: Lunes Domingo at Verve
Lunes Domingo returns to the Verve this Friday with special guests The Brown James.
The show starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $3.
TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: No need to knead dough much for these rolls
I know we all like homemade bread. These rolls are great.
When we used to have Christmas with Gene’s family, his uncle Bob Beard’s daughter made these Oatmeal Rolls.
YOUR GREEN VALLEY: We can help save the manatees, right here in the heartland
The year 2013 was the deadliest on record for manatees with about 829 reported deaths. This was a major jump from the 392 in 2012 and the record of 766 in 2010. While the cold weather played a role, one major attributing factor has been toxic red tide events caused by algal blooms.
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