Some odds 'n' ends as we prepare for the weekend:
Bloomfield Chamber to share news
The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has developed a mission and vision statement, and you can read about it on Page 3 of today's (Friday's) paper.
It's part of the Chamber's column that will now appear in the Greene County Daily World from time to time.
Chamber President Cynthia Ferguson believes it's important for her organization to share as much information with its members as possible.
There will be times that Chamber members can't attend the monthly meetings, so now they can keep up with Chamber happenings in this newspaper's print edition and on our Web site.
A huge pat on the back to Ferguson and her board for keeping the Chamber members informed and involved.
Workshop at Goose Pond
A free, two-day professional development workshop for educators teaching fourth to sixth grades will be offered April 17-18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Triple H Gun Club, south of Linton on State Road 59.
The workshop is hands-on and includes inquiry-based cross-curricular activities that can be brought back to the classroom. Activities have been correlated to national and Indiana standards.
This is a Project Webfoot and Flying WILD workshop and will include an overview of the history and creation of Goose Pond, trips to various sites on the property and discussions on how to plan a field trip to the property for students.
Background information on wetlands, beginning birding techniques and migration related activities will also be provided.
Educators will receive all curriculum materials and lunch both days at no cost.
According to Angie Tilton, Indiana Project WET Coordinator, participants will receive curriculum and materials valued at more than $300, courtesy of Ducks Unlimited.
The workshop is made available through Indiana Projects WET and WILD, programs of the DNR's Division of Fish and Wildlife.
To register by the April 9 deadline, contact the Natural Resources Education Center at (317) 562-1338 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It's Pride time
Since 1987, this newspaper has been producing a Progress Edition. The name was changed to Pride in the late 1990s.
It's a collection of stories about the good things that making living in our area so enjoyable.
This year's edition, which is 36 pages, will appear in Saturday's (March 29) newspaper. The three sections include stories about education, neighbors, and businesses.
The edition also offers a lot of advertising. Our many business owners are proud of their business and want to share that information with their customers.
This project takes about two months to put together. I think you'll enjoy the publication.
If you would like additional copies, some will be available at the Linton office.