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PAGE 6 The Alexandria Times-Tribune; Wednesday, September 11, 2013 US1" ' vr "THE WAY I SEE IT" by P. Eric Schmidt Homecoming Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school. It most commonly refers to a tradition of many universities, colleges and high schools. It usually includes activities for students and alumni, such as sports and culture events and a parade through the streets of the city or town. Our fair city is gearing up for its annual homecoming festivities, to be held Sept. 20, complete with all the above events. Although I am not sure if going to the local watering hole and kicking back a few cold ones with your old buddies, classifies as a "cultural event", it must because the sign as you come into town says we have a "cultural center". Wish I had a nickel every time I was asked about that sign. More on that in another column. But true to the custom, Alexandria will have a parade, complete with a marching band again. Sure did make it feel like a real parade with the band back on the street. I enjoyed watching all the class floats go by with the different class years; the oldest group I ! 1 '' wr I 1 jrUf)"W;. I WWII I II ;3 I I McCord win Youth Talent Contest Made McCord of Frankton won the 2013 Indiana State Fair Youth Talent Contest She competed in the Tumbling Solo category winning first place. She also took the top award winning first place in overall competition, receiving two plaques, ribbons, and a $100 cash prize. Macie is a two time Indiana State Fair Talent contest winner, and a four time Madison County 4-H Fair Talent Contest winner for the Tumbling Solo category. Junior The students of Ms. covering events they attend i By CAMDEN PEAVLER The second day of the second annual Alexandria Grand Prix was Aug. 25. There were six drivers from Alexandria competing, Bransten Peavler, Lew Diruzza, Gorge Diruzza, Clayton Gaines, Kurt Tatman, and the city mayor Jack Woods. The order was set for day two. The day started with an Kevin E Knauer, 28, Frankton; Kristin D Wasson, 26, Frankton Kip Rajesh Lacy, 34, Tipton; Summer A McClure, 29, Anderson Craig Michael Scarberry,' 31, Anderson; Courtney Michelle Hill, 31 , Alexandria Travis M Sayles, 23, Elwood; Catherine Elizabeth Johnson. 22. Elwood . Nathaniel Boyce Weriing, (26, Indianapolis; Emily Celeste Dishman, 23, Elwood Anthony B Gregg -30, Alexandria; Brook Renae, Sayre, 23, Alexandria . Tracer N Towner, 22, saw last year was the class of 1962 which was being carried on a "wrecker flat, bed. How fitting was that for a float load of old people? As I talked to people It Is surprising how much of our memories are built around things that went unnoticed at the time. Homecoming ateo unites the past and the present which-f think is a good thing for Apth to see each other angl am sure this is more disturbing for the youth than the elders. . I cannot help but think "Karma" is a great thing as I walk among my old classmates. Nothing gives you that little smile ' inside like seeing the guy that was a "jock" in school has been spending a , little too much time on the couch eating or the girl you, always wanted to date making you glad she turned you down. As I talk to the ones that were Jerks in school I found that age hasn't helped them any. But. then come the ones that you go "wow" that skinny little girl turned into a real looker. One of the best things is finding your best friend from school you haven't seen for years and after five minutes ifs like you were never separated. With all this being said; homecoming is a wonderful tradition and I am glad I will be a part of it. "Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to." ThafsTheWay I See It Email me; thewayiseeitelwoodpuf lishing.com Facebook me; Theway Iseeit" of P Eric Schmidt "The way I see if is written for the entertainment of our readers and does not reflect the editorial views or opinions of The Alexandria Times-Tribune or Elwood "Publishing Company. sir ( V i mm " w J high school journalism class Cummins' seventh and eighth grade journalism class will be submitting news articles over the next few months as a practice news writing exercise. Below is the first submission. Grand Prix returns autograph session from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. The racers started with five laps of practice prior to the feature races. Sunday would be a lucky day for fifteen different drivers. The day was great; there were not any bad wrecks,'but for . one Alexandria driver, Bransten Peavler, engine failure, eliminated him ft orp ie Jr. II class and the catch all Marriage licenses issued Elwood; Ashley B Long, 27, Elwood . Jeffrey Glenn Burke, 40, Elwood; . Kerstin , Nicole Smith, 25, Elwood , Christian Chase Merrell. (24, Alexandria; Beth Anne McDermit 27, Alexandria William B Bugby, 42, SummitviDe; Michelle Dawn Lewis, 32, Summitville Kenneth L Wislet, ' 53, Orestes; Nena L Wisler, 56, Michael Raymond Dye, 24, ' Elwood; ' Whitney Nicole Sprague, 25, Frankton Travis; R Harris, 31, , Elwood; : Molly , Lorene 1 s ,r f'f '! f , ' I I UrtfflrMiiM 35 th wedding anniversary James and Linda Anderson will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Sept 13. James Anderson and Linda Moore were married on Sept 13, 1978. James is employed as a Union plasterer; Linda is employed as a cashier at Cox Supermarket They are the parents of two daughters, Linda Anderson of Elwood and Una Ortiz of Alexandria. They have five grandchildren, Gabe, Emerson, and Amelia Howard, Skylar Anderson, and Julissa Ortiz. f Brenner - Goodman engagement Steven Brenner and Robert and Kimberly Goodman, all of Alexandria, announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Brenner and Jonathan Goodman. Jessica is a 2009 graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School, and is currently enrolled in the Purdue University veterinarian program. Jonathan is a 2008 graduate of Alexandria- Parker new member of Angus Association Dustin Wade Parker of Alexandria is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. Junior members of the association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, partici Jackson, 32, Chesterfiled Scott A Gull, 45, Anderson; Rebecca A Allen, 43, Atexflndris David Kent Wittkamper, 27, Elwood; Autumn Anne Silvey, 18, Frankton , Anthony J Hartman, 26, Alexandria; Amanda R Davis, 24, Anderson Kyle Kenneth Draper, 26, Alexandria; Courtney Noel Shewmaker, 24, Daleville Adam R Barth, 25, Alexandria; Courtney Ann Erfurth, 24, Alexandria Jeffrey Ronald Goltz, 41, Summitville; Trad Marie Freeze-Baker, 41, Green 'i p- tV M, V'' ' f0, i , "' MIA Monroe High School, and a 2013 graduate of. Indiana University in Bloomington. He is employed by Tipton Community School Corporation as an elementary physical education teacher and high school cross country coach. The couple will marry on May 31, 2014 at St Mary's Church in Alexandria. pate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events. The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with nearly 25,000 active adult and junior members. class. Kurt Tatman received a first place trophy in the 4 cycle masters class. The roads will be newly paved for next year's race according to George Diruzza at the driver's meeting. It looks like it is going to be a good race next year. wood Bobby Allen Bair, 30, . Anderson; Alyssa R Sullivan, 26, Alexandria Jesse E Beal, 23, Summitville; . Katherine C Kitchens, 21. Marion ' Matthew W Shivley, 29, Frankton; Roberta , fcJean . Burkhead, 25, Frankton ', Anthony Sherman Smith, 29, Elwood; Krista Marie Alice Smith,' 24. Elwood , v Justin N! Runyan, '23,' Elwood; Marissa Brianne ' Aurt 22, Elwood Bradley M LaShure, 41,. Elwood; Heather A Hampton, 35, Elwood . . ; GlubsOrganizations Alexandria Eagles 1771 Auxiliary The Alexandria Eagles , 1771 Auxiliary met oh Sept : S. Madam President opened the meeting. Roll call was taken with 13 sisters present The minutes from the previous meeting were ready by Secretary Mary Sue Swift : Applications for membership were read . Four new sisters were inioV ated including, Connie Atwood, Angie Ice, Artene , Spencer, and Debbie Starkey. . Communications inauaea information about the District 8 meeting to oe nera on &epi. 16 in Muncie with dinner at 6:30 p.m. A letter from State Madam President Debra Staley was read. Bills were paid; get wellsympathy cards were signed. Letters to Thanks I would like to thank everyone that made the 12th annual Alexandria-Monroe Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament a big success. After 11 seasons at Yule Golf Club, we went to Grandview Golf Course in Anderson. Golf Pro, Brett Etchison and his staff were very helpful, thank you. I would like to congratulate the winners: First place, Clark Insurance; second place, DeVoe Cheverolet; third place, Huntington Bank. Thank you to the many volunteers the helped: Gina Brisco, Tamara Humphries, Wendy Montgomery, Lindsey Cuneo, Brittany Swegman, Pamela Hayes, Steve Perry, John Petty, John Jacobs, Mike Clark, Don Swegman, and Scott DeVoe. I would also like to thank our major sponsors: POET, Kleenco, E&B Paving, and Kluth Family Dentistry. Our lunches were provided gracesiosly by Cox Supermarket, David Steele DDS, and Adams and Mehling Accounting, thank you I would like to thank our many hole sponsors: Community Bank, Armstrong's Pro Hardware, "Klexandria Historical Society Museum, Mainsource Bank, Broadway Press, Humphries Automotive, Lampco Federal r I I - i Wally enjoyed a 'going away' party at Elkhart General Hospital. (Photo provided) VanErman enjoys send off from hospital After working for 50 years without a vacation, Alexandria resident Wally VanErman took time to do whatever he wanted, except work, and visited friends in Elkhart. While there, he was hospitalized twice, and has since been transported to Manor Ball State University announces dean's list i Bali State University recognizes the following local undergraduate students who earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average for 12 or more credits of graded course work during a semester or for 6 or more credits of graded course work during a summer term: Alexandria: Mary Baker-Evans, Katherine Bennett, Chelsea Carroll, Taylor Donahue, Allison Gouker, Angie Humphrey, David Ricks, and Michael Schultz; Frankton: Jessica Haney. Ball State announces 2013 summer graduates The following local students graduated from Ball State University in the summer of 2013: Alexandria: Bachelor of General Studies - Emily Patz; Bachelor of Science - Chelsea Baledge, Mark Hart, Taylor Hoffman and Beth Mathavich (Magna Cum Laude); Bachelor Of Social Work r Mary Baker-Evans and Angie Humphrey; Master of Arts - Brian Adams and Leigh Bivens; Frankton: Bachelor of Science - Jessica Hane; Orestes:Bachekr of Science, - Dustin Owen; Summitville: Bachelor of Science -; Derek Tukwitzky and Carey Welter; PH. D. - Nichole Stitt New business Included the audit for July by Jan Schuck. The. Madam Trustee's report was given by Becky Inglis, the Secretary's report was given by Mary Sue Swift, the Treasurer's report was given by Linda Lawson. Becky Inglis won the door prize. The weekly names drawn were Sharon Dillard, July Hamons, and Joyce Craft they were not present . A Draped Charter was held for Beverly A. Pierce. Sisters present were: Cheryl Blackwell, Betty Cooper, Anna Goffinet, Joyce Hiatt, Becky Inglis, Linda Lawson, Beverly McDaniel, Janice -Schuck, Mary Sue Swift, Carol Watson, and Imogene Winningham. The next meeting will be Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Membership candidates will be voted on. , the editor Credit Union, Alexandria Subway, Alexandria Pizza King, DeVoe Chevrolet, John Petty American Family Insurance, Ken Clark Insurance, Gaither Music Company, The Family of Chester Long, Donahue Gas, Alex Animal Hospital, Owens Memorial, Services, Rick Davidson State Farm Insurance, Jan and Don Lynch, Pizza Hut of Alexandria, Community Hospital of Anderson, Rachel's Hi Way Cafe, Curve Inn, Casual Lifestyles Reality, Johnson Insurance, Lindsey Cuneo State Farm Insurance, AndersonMadison County Visitors Bureau, Monroe Township Democrats, Wholesale Connection, Dyer Reality, Sheriff Ron and Pam Richardson, and Madison County Sheriff Department Major Brian Bell. We would also like to thank the many people and businesses that donated door prizes and items for the golfers gift bags. And finally to the teams. The weather was great and the course was in good shape. I hope you all had a good time. See you next year. Thanks, Jeff Bryan Executive Director Alexandria-Monroe Chamber of Commerce Care in Anderson for rehabili tation. Anyone interested in sending notes of encouragement or cards can do so at: Manor CareWallace VanErman, 1345 N. Madison Avenue, Anderson, IN 46011

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