1. Saturday ONLY, July 26, 2014, 8am - 3pm, Rotary Gazebo between NM Library and Thomas Marshall Birthplace Home. North Manchester Rotary, Nice quality, multi-family items including: estate items, furniture, kitchen ware, Christmas items, clothing, and many other numerous items. Find your bargain!
2. 105 River Cove Lane - Thursday and Friday 8am-6pm, clothes, Boys 5-6, Men S-L, Ladies M-L, shoes, lamps, jewelry, entertainment center, appliances, bed sheets - twin/toddler, rugs, home decor, holiday, bread machine, new juicer, brown recliner chair, Toys
3. Friday 8am-4pm; Saturday 8am-Noon, lots of clothing and household décor (primitive) 1801 N Heckathorn Drive
4. Large Multi Family Sale 7/25 and 7/26 9am-5pm, Boys, Girls, Mens, Womens Clothing sizes 6 to Plus Very Nice, Name Brands, Antiques, Households and Misc Items, Not One to Miss 411 West 4th Street
5. Garage Sale across from Clear Creek Apartments on SR 13. 1928 Ford Model A very nice, 2011 Spree Escape 19' by KZ, teeter totter, glider, swing, kids piano, kids desk, marbles, toys, decorations, clothes 3-XL, kids - boys and girls
And many more...
The Cole Family along with Northfield High School would like to invite all golfers to participate in the Jeremy Cole Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament is a scramble tournament that will be held on Aug. 10 at the Honeywell Golf Course. The proceeds from the tournament assist the Northfield golf programs.
The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. It is a four-player scramble. Participants can sign up as a team or as an individual.
Northfield Jr/Sr High School would like to welcome Carly Mast as the new head coach of their volleyball team.
Coach Mast had a very successful career as a player at Northfield, where she earned various honors as a four-year starter. Coach Mast, a 2010 Northfield graduate, was slated to be the head JV coach heading into this season, and has developed a great relationship with the student-athletes, which Northfield felt was very important due to the timing of the position opening.
Coach Mast has also been a part of the girls’ varsity coaching staff at Northfield. Northfield is excited to have Coach Mast running the volleyball program, as she will be an excellent role model for the kids with her commitment and work ethic.
“Carly has great pride and passion for the program and school and we look forward to her building on the foundation that has been set by Coach Dale,” said Athletic Director Geoff Salmon,
by Gary Andrews
The Southwood baseball team used a 5 run third inning to grab a 5-2 lead over Elwood Saturday in their first game of the regional, only to give up 5 runs the last two innings in a 7-5 loss at Wabash.
Southwood starter Clay Hinrichsen was dominate the first two innings, striking out 5 of the 6 hitters he faced, with the Knights putting three runners on base with Jackson Blair being hit by a pitch, Robbie Cole reaching on a fielders choice and Brandin Frazier drawing a walk. The Knights couldn’t plate a run and the game was scoreless heading to the third.
Elwood would get to Hinrichsen in the third. With a runner on first and two outs the Panthers hit three straight singles to grab a 2-0 lead. The Knights would respond in the bottom of the inning with 5 runs, which would end up being the only inning they scored in. With one out Jackson Blair drew a walk. After a pop out Robbie Cole roped a triple down the right field line to score Blair and make it 2-1. Christian Deeter followed with a single to tie the game, but the Knights were not done. Jacob Lloyd then singled to put runners on first and second when Brandin Frazier hit a 2rbi double to grab a 4-2 lead. John Collins then scored on an Elwood error and the Knights led 5-2.
The Knights looked like they were going to add to their lead in the fourth when Zach Ball dropped a bunt for a single and advanced to second on the bad throw. Jackson Blair then singled to put runners on the corners when Nathan Hollars was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs. The Knights would then hit a short fly out that couldn’t advance a runner, then had a strike out and a ground out to go score less in the inning.
The Community Foundation of Wabash County and Manchester Meals on Wheels are pleased to announce the creation of the Manchester Meals on Wheels Endowment to support operation of the program that provides low-cost, nutritious meals to homebound, ill, or disabled persons who are unable to prepare or obtain meals, regardless of age or income.
Meal fees, generous donations, and church pledges raised through annual campaigns are the main sources of income for Manchester Meals on Wheels. The endowment will provide an additional revenue source for the program. Contributions to the endowment held by the Foundation will be invested and will produce investment earnings. A portion of the earnings will be used to support Manchester Meals on Wheels programs, not the original contributions. The idea of endowments is that, carefully managed, invested contributions will keep producing and keep building annually, ensuring permanent income for an organization. Among other things, earnings from the endowment will support the Manchester Meals on Wheels scholarship program that assists clients who are unable to afford the cost of daily meals.
"We know the Community Foundation of Wabash County is committed to helping organizations in the county grow their charitable assets and we are grateful for the commitment of the Foundation in mobilizing support and relief for those who need help," says David Rogers, board member of Manchester Meals on Wheels. "This endowment will give contributors in the community an opportunity to leverage their gifts and ensure the health of the organization for a long time to come."
Unmet needs for food and meals are a problem not only in North Manchester but in Wabash County as well. According to the US Department of Agriculture, food insecurity occurs when there is "limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways." As of 2011, more than 4,500 people, or 13.8 percent of Wabash County's population, are food insecure. The average meal in Wabash County costs $2.46 per person. An additional $1,824,770 was needed in 2011 to meet the food needs of Wabash County.
The mission of Manchester Meals on Wheels is to close the gap on food insecurity. After parish nurses from two local churches became aware of the need for a meal delivery program in 2002, a board of directors was formed under the umbrella of Community Services of North Manchester, Inc. Ed Cochley, former director of Wabash Meals-on-Wheels, helped the new group organize, and Manchester Meals on Wheels began serving meals to clients in North Manchester in 2004. Initial funding was through donations from churches and private donors. The Community Foundation of Wabash County has provided assistance with office supplies through two grants.
Timbercrest Senior Living Community is the vendor for the meals, providing nutritious meals that are tailored to the client's health needs. The senior living community subsidizes meal costs to keep expenses down for Meals on Wheels clients. Apart from the Timbercrest food service employees, the organization has an all-volunteer staff. Forty-four drivers deliver meals and an all-volunteer office staff manages the program from the Town Life Center. In 2012, volunteers put in 615 hours delivering over 5,000 meals to clients.
While initially meals were only for home-bound clients in North Manchester, in recent years, the service has included clients who are unable to safely prepare their meals. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. A hot lunch and a cold dinner are included with each delivery.
"Meals on Wheels serves a critical role in providing affordable hot meals to those in need and home bound," says Community Foundation program director Julie Garber. "The Meals on Wheels Board has taken a very forward-looking measure by creating this endowment, which will provide a continual source of support for many years. Poverty and hunger will continue in Wabash County; we hope that others will contribute to the Meals on Wheels Endowment and help those in need."
Patty Grant, executive director of the Community Foundation of Wabash County, is pleased to serve a local organization through the creation of an endowment. "Through the Manchester Meals on Wheels Endowment, the organization and the Foundation hope to preserve and sustain Meals on Wheels resources for years to come. Thanks to David Rogers of the Meals on Wheels board for leading the way to ensure that the essential services they provide will hopefully always be available to the citizens who need them."
Contributions to the endowment can be received by the Community Foundation of Wabash County, located at 218 East Main Street, North Manchester, 46962.
For more information about Manchester Meals on Wheels, call the office between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., 260-982-6010, to talk to a volunteer staff person. To learn more about the Community Foundation of Wabash County, visit www.cfwabash.org or call 260-982-4824.