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Parents tell their stories of success

Okay, enough about the numbers. There are certainly enough to toss around. We can talk about the construction project worth $4.2 million. We've told you our census has risen 77 percent. And we are proud of the 95 percent success rate among students enrolled in the three education programs....

Parish Nurses advocate for increase in tobacco tax

Five parish nurses representing the Indiana Parish Nurse Resource Center, a chapter of the Health Ministries Association and Community Health Network in Indianapolis, recently met with three Indiana State Senators at the State House to encourage the Legislature to increase the tobacco tax ...

Pastoral Appointments

Bishop Michael J. Coyner has announced the following changes within the Indiana Area. All dates effective 2007 unless otherwise noted. These appointments are based on Cabinet reports received by Indiana Area Communication during the month of March 2007. North Indiana Conference Brown, ...

Senate leaders propose crackdown on illegal gambling

INDIANAPOLIS - The Senate Rules Committee heard testimony April 2 and approved a bill that supporters say would crackdown on illegal gambling by stepping up enforcement and enacting stricter penalties into the enforcement of illegal gambling devices across the state. At press time, the ...

Souper Bowl of Caring brings in $8 million for hunger, poverty

This year's Souper Bowl of Caring has raised more than $8 million to fight hunger and poverty. That's $3 million more than last year. The annual event ties in with football's Super Bowl to encourage churches, schools, and other groups to raise money for local charities. More than 14,500 ...

South Conference to hold evangelism training event

"Running the Race" is the theme for the South Indiana United Methodist Conference evangelism training event scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration at 9:30 a.m., at four locations across South Indiana at Greenfield Bradley, Seymour First, Avon and ...

Speaking out for the well-being of society

Spring gives birth to new life, resurrected life. As Christians we take that good news from worship centers into the vitality of our communities this season of Easter. To assist us in our public witness, the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church give us a guide for our response ...

State Senate approved slot machines at horse race tracks

INDIANAPOLIS - A plan to allow slots at the state's two horse tracks passed the Senate March 29, by a vote of 27-21. House Bill 1835 would allow 1,500 slot machines at Hoosier Park in Madison County and Indiana Downs in Shelby County. In exchange, the tracks would have to pay a $400 ...

Sticky ideas

By Todd Outcalt A genre of publishing that has exploded in the past five years. Among the more recent bestsellers are two titles by Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point and Blink. Both of these books deal with the little things that can make a big difference in a business, a product or a ...

Sudan divestment bill resurrected by Senate to help Darfur

INDIANAPOLIS - The Sudan divestment bill gained a surprising resurrection April 2 on the floor of the State Senate. During the session, Sen. Greg Walker of Columbus introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 74, a compromise on the divestment of state pension funds from investing in Sudan. He...

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