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Events Scheduled To Show Support After Tippecanoe Valley Tragedy

Re-Posted from Ink-Free-News: http://www.inkfreenews.com/2018/11/02/events-scheduled-to-show-support-after-tippecanoe-valley-tragedy/

MENTONE — Several events have been scheduled and donation options set up following the Oct. 30 tragedy in Fulton County where three children lost their lives and another one was seriously injured while crossing a road to board their school bus.

Indiana State Police say a school bus was stopped on SR 25 with the stop arm and exterior lighting activated in front of a mobile home park at 4684 North SR 25. As children crossed the road to get on the bus, four of the kids were struck by a Toyota Tacoma reportedly driven by Alyssa Shepherd, 24, Rochester.

Alivia Stahl, 9, and her twin brothers, Mason Ingle, 6, and Xzavier Ingle, 6, died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Maverick Lowe, 11, was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne and remains hospitalized. The three siblings attended Mentone Elementary School. Lowe attends Tippecanoe Valley Middle School.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Mentone Youth League, 107 W. Jefferson St., Mentone. Community members are urged to gather together to honor the three siblings who lost their lives and to offer continued support for Lowe.

GoFundMe account has been set up for the family of the three siblings. A separate GoFundMe account has been set up for Lowe.

Lake City Bank and Mentone Fire Department have set up an account to accept donations for the families. Anyone who would like to donate may go to any Lake City Bank branch and mention the account name, “Mentone Fire Department Valley Strong.” Checks may also be mailed to the Mentone Fire Department, C/O Valley Strong, P.O. Box 147, Mentone, IN. 46539. Please make checks out to MFD Valley Strong.

Milwaukee Iron Clubhouse, Kokomo, has partnered up with the Mentone Fire Department to organize a motorcycle ride from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.  Large groups of motorcycles are expected to ride by the Mentone Fire Station to drop off donations.

“We’re here to serve the community. We’re trying to heal our people and the community,” said Mentone Fire Chief Mike Yazel. “We have a good crisis team in the county and they were waiting on us when we returned (from the scene).”

“It’s been a very rough time for everyone,” Yazel said. “We take care of each other pretty well.”

A BBQ dinner benefit will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Tippecanoe Valley High School auxiliary gym. All monies raised at this event will go toward funeral and medical expenses and other needs of the families.

For more information about the BBQ dinner benefit, please contact Mentone Fire Chief Mike Yazel at (574) 551-7687 or Mentone Town Marshal Jim Eads at (574) 371-5947.

Pumpkin Pie Wars — November 12, 1:00

Our monthly Monday movie this month is “Pumpkin Pie Wars” featuring Julie Gonzalo and Eric Aragon.  We’ll have the movie in our Large Conference Room and we’ll provide the popcorn.

Ten years ago, Faye and Lydia each opened their own bakeries in Emeryville, Ohio, after a personal and professional fall-out during a local Pumpkin Pie contest. Now their children – and co-workers – Casey and Sam, are set to carry on the rivalry as they go head-to-head in the same contest. There’s only one problem for these two people who are supposed to hate each other: they start to fall in love.

WHAT FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CUB SCOUT PACK #3782

What families need to know about pack #3782

What a great time to join the adventures of scouting!!  We are excited to be one of the FIRST Packs in the Lincoln Way District to include girls!

Scouting has remained one of the top five ways for family fun and connection.

We here at Pack #3782 have worked hard to change and update our scouting program to stay current.  We are eager to share this with our scouts and their families, so grab your gear and let’s hike off to new adventures…TOGETHER!!

Cub Master — Brad Bibler (574)371-5974  bradb@sdscom.com
Asst. Cub Master — Suzie Bibler (574) 377-0347
cubscoutmom3782@gmail.com

NEED HOMEWORK HELP?

About AskRose Homework Help

Homework isn’t always easy. That’s why AskRose is here to help. It’s a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana and other students in grades 6-12.

Tutors are Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students who major in math, science or engineering—which means they’re more than equipped to help with virtually any math or science homework problem.

Student privacy is always protected, and students are never asked for their last name or phone number. AskRose is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The program is certified by the National Tutoring Association.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private, fully accredited engineering and science college located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Since 1999, U.S. News & World Report’s survey of higher education lists Rose-Hulman as the #1 engineering institution whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.

Now available from the Bell Memorial Library…the online version of the Merck Veterinary Manual…free

This online resource is organized into sections that focus on discussions of each body system and its specific disorders, or that focus on a special topic of significance in veterinary medicine, such as behavior, exotic and laboratory animals, management and nutrition, or toxicology.

Coverage is straightforward and practical, with explicit recommendations given for treatment whenever possible. The succinct discussions also serve to give users enough information so that they have a good foundation for seeking out and understanding more detailed information available elsewhere.

Health Questions? Merck Manuals online resource now available at your Bell Memorial Library…free.

 

 

Results of a recent survey by Merck Manuals, Inc, indicate that some of the most important barriers to increasing medical knowledge are an overabundance of online medical information, coupled with the inability to judge the accuracy and reliability of online sources.

YOUR Library now has online access to both the consumer and professional version of this resource.

To remedy this issue, Merck Manuals Inc, a trusted source of medical knowledge since 1899, has launched Global Medical Knowledge 2020 – a global plan to provide the most current and reliable medical information for nearly 3 billion consumers and medical providers by 2020.

MONDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES, OCTOBER 8, AT 1:00

Four lifelong friends’ (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous “Fifty Shades of Grey.” From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Also starring Andy Garcia, Don Johnson and Craig T. Nelson, “this dream cast delivers the perfect, fun, feel-good film!” (FOX-TV, Rachel Smith).
Join us on Monday, October 8, for “Book Club” 1:00 p.m. in our Conference Room…FREE POPCORN!!

 

Another new and exciting online service coming soon for Bell Memorial Library Patrons

We are excited to announce that we will soon be offering the Hoopla online service for our patrons.

With Hoopla you can download content such as music albumns, e-books, audiobooks, and movies.

 

You can select from any of 600,000 titles, so there’s surely something here that you will enjoy!

The Basics

  • Hoopla provides digital movies, television programs, music, audiobooks & ebooks.
  • You can only stream Hoopla’s content on a PC or Mac, not download it to the PC or Mac.
  • You can stream or download Hoopla’s content on iOS or Android devices through the Hoopla Digital App.
  • There are no holds lists for content. All content is available to everyone at any time.
  • There are no fines or fees. All content stops working at the end of its checkout period.

Checkout limits are:

  • Audiobooks: checkout for 21 days
  • Movies: checkout for 3 days
  • Music: checkout for 7 days
  • TV shows: checkout for 3 days
  • Ebooks & graphic novels checkout for 21 days
  • When you borrow music you get the entire album shown
  • If a television program has more than one episode, you borrow each episode separately, not the entire season

Memorial paving bricks for the Library’s Reading Garden

As a part of the continued development of the Library’s new Reading Garden, the Library Board is offering patrons an opportunity to purchase an inscribed paver brick to serve as a memorial for an individual, family, or business. Many bricks have been purchased so far and yours would certainly add to the area. These bricks may be inscribed with up to four lines. Each line will contain up to 12 spaces (including blanks). A paver brick may be purchased for $100 each, and these bricks will be incorporated in the walkway throughout the outdoor area. These paver bricks will certainly serve as a wonderful and lasting memorial. Please contact Library Director Stephen Boggs if you are interested in purchasing a memorial paver brick he can be reached at 574-353-7234 or sboggs@bellmpl.info Forms for the pavers are available by clicking here or at the Library.

By 2020 you will need a “REAL ID”

If you want to fly after October 1, 2020 you must have a “Real ID.”

Click here for additional information.

A Real ID is required for everyone applying for a new Indiana credential (driver’s license, learner’s permit, or identification card). Applicants must bring documents to the license branch to prove their identity (name and date of birth), Social Security number, lawful status in the United States, and Indiana residency. A Real ID meets federal government requirements for driver’s licenses, identification cards, and learner’s permits.

Persons who are not United States citizens (legal temporary or permanent residents) are required to have a Real ID and must present full documentation to apply for a renewal or replacement of their existing credential. This includes providing documents which prove identity (name and date of birth), Social Security number, lawful status in the United States, and Indiana residency.