?Commentary . . . How did we get to this point? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
??    As I have stated in previous commentaries several times, my dad and my wife are the two wisest people I ever met.  That being said, they have both helped me to learn that if you expect to get better in the future you must be honest about the past and understand how that history has brought you to this point in time. There are numerous anecdotal examples of their wisdom when it comes to the subject of learning from the past, but the Clift’s Notes version can be digested into two simple statements:
     •    Learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future.
     •    You do not learn from failure; you learn from success after failure.
    Some people will argue that rehashing past mistakes only focuses on negatives.  However, the counter to that argument is that confession is good for the soul.  In other words, the catharsis that comes from facing one’s past sins/mistakes and then moving on cannot be overemphasized. I need to make it clear that there is a distinction between acknowledging/learning from the past and holding a grudge.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 11:10
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?Breakfast with Santa planned at Pierce-Polk Fire Department PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:00
??    The Pierce-Polk Fire Department, located on Highway 60 in Pekin across from Jaam Video, will host a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 13, from 8 till 10 a.m.
    Parents are urged to bring their children to visit with Santa to give him their Christmas wish lists.
    The meal, which will be $6 for an all-you-can-eat breakfast, will include eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, hashbrowns, coffee, orange drink and milk.
    Proceeds from the event will go to the operating expenses of the fire department.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 11:11
 
?Purdue Ag outlook meeting: How will agriculture get through 2009? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    Agriculture prices have plunged along with income prospects for much of the agriculture sector ranging from crop farmers to agribusinesses. The focus of this program is to help explain factors that are driving farm prices this year both to the heights and now to the depths.
    As grain prices rose in 2006, 2007 and early this year, input costs were somewhat slower to rise. Now, input costs are too high for depressed 2009 grain prices and some adjustments will have to occur. What might those be, and when might they occur?
    Wildly fluctuating farm prices mean extreme uncertainty for grain and livestock producers. Margin risks are the greatest in modern-era American agriculture. Thus, management strategies for agricultural managers to cope with this unstable period will be outlined as well.
    Sponsored by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Clark County and by Farm Credit Services as Scottsburg, the free program will take place on Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the Clark County 4-H Center located at 9608 Highway 62 in Charlestown. Everyone is invited to attend. Chris Hurt of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics will present the Outlook.
    The program will also examine the impact of the volatile prices on Indiana land values, cash rents, and lease arrangements. There will also be an evaluation of expected price levels for corn, soybeans, cattle, milk, and hog prices. Also featured will be strategies for grain pricing, expected 2009 input costs and the best crops to plant in 2009.
    “These are highly uncertain economic times for both Agriculture and our rural communities. The impacts are being felt from Wall Street to RFD America,” said David Trotter, Extension Educator, Clark County. “These are scary times with big challenges and this meeting should help farmers, landowners, lenders and agribusiness managers make better decisions in the year ahead.”
    For more information about the outlook meeting contact David Trotter at 812-256-4591. If you require auxiliary aids and services due to disabilities, please contact them prior to the event. Farm Credit Services at Scottsburg will sponsor a free breakfast at this meeting. Please call 812-256-4591 prior to noon on December 12.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:25
 
?Borden Tri-County Regional Water District receives award PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    The excellent worker safety record complied by the Borden Tri-County Regional Water District employees has earned for this government entity the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan Safety Award for calender year 2007.
    The award not only rewards the prevention of accidents among employees, but also emphasizes the cost savings to governmental agencies by keeping workers on the job.
    Borden Tri-County Regional Water District is one of 723 governmental entities throughout the state of Indiana whose employees are covered by Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, Inc. (IPEP) This is the only self-funded workers compensation risk-sharing group in the state.
    When governmental official’s couple safety programs with cost control and claims management efforts, they recognize the many advantages of participating in an alternative insurance plan.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:32
 
?Day after Thanksgiving $5 Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser at Applebee’s on Grant Line PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    The Applebee’s on Grant Line Road in New Albany will be hosting a Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 28. The buffet will include bacon, eggs, pancakes, coffee, and juice - all for the low cost of $5 per person. Tickets will not be sold in advance. Customers will just pay at the door that morning.
    Applebee’s will be generously donating half of the proceeds from this event to the Floyd County Animal Rescue League so that they can continue their efforts to help needy and homeless pets of Floyd County.
    Take time out from shopping on this busy day to refuel with a great breakfast at a great price - all in the name of helping our needy animal friends!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:34
 
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