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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

OpEd: Will Supreme Court Outlaw mandatory car insurance?

In areas of public interest, where the theory of large numbers requires a large number of participants, states have routinely held that citizens must obtain car insurance in order to validly drive an automobile. If one would conclude from the Supreme Courts arguments today that a nation cannot insist in the matter of public health and safety of insisting on health insurance being obtained either through a pool, or individually, then one wonders whether mandatory auto insurance will be next... or taxes themselves... Why should I be required to pay taxes...or eat brocolli....or wear a helmet....Maybe the Supreme Court can set a standard so broad that it will make collecting taxes impossible and thus reduce the size of government and create anarchy to the complete delight of the fundamentalist brethern....Alleluia.

Audio: Bernanke: (April 2008)

Nostalgia: Fed: Audio: Senator asks: Do you know more than they about CDO etc. The answer is telling.


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Public Works: Jan 2012: Wind Turbine production below plan

(Ednote: Minutes: Public Works: January 2012) Wind turbine: Committee received an updated summary of the energy production of the turbine. Our average wind speed from September 2010 and December 2011 (11 mph) is 2.1 mph less than the energy site assessment (12.1 mph) so we are a bit short of our contracted kw hours to WPPI. 2011 was approximately $1,100. Basically we are simply not getting the volume of wind we have in the past. Braunschweig asked how the numbers related between assessed wind and actual wind in communities like Fort Atkinson and Wausau. Wausau is behind more than us and there is no information from Fort Atkinson. Bottom line is that weather is cyclical and we should recoup that lost wind. Additionally the levels of work that are coming from the wind turbine are reaching our warranty levels. As far as the overall contract goes this is just one factor and we still have many good factors in our overall favor such as ownership of the green energy credits and the fact that the price we get for each kw hour is, at this time, more than double what we pay. Additionally Sauer looked into ways to get this energy production information out to the public. One option is that Northern Power Systems provides an online kiosk called the ‘public view’ (or page) that would show energy production to public for $4500 for a 5 year license. Another option would be to simply take the spreadsheets of energy production provided by the city engineer and put it on the city’s website. That option would only cost the city the nominal work hours it would take an employee to do that. There were 2 other options that wouldn’t have as nice a site as Northern’s, just the raw data, but would cost the city $3500 to $4500 with potential overhead costs. Benefit to those would be potential one-time cost and ownership of site with the Sulzer consulting proposal.

Public Works Meets Today, Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NOTICE The regular meeting of the Public Works Committee for the City of Evansville will be held on the date, time, and place stated below. Notice is further given that members of the City Council might be in attendance. Public Works Committee Regular Meeting Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. DPW Shop, 535 South Madison Street, Evansville, WI AGENDA 1. Call meeting to order. 2. Roll call 3. Motion to approve the agenda as presented. 4. Motion to approve the minutes from the January 24th, 2011 regular meeting. [Note: February’s regular meeting was cancelled.] 5. Citizen Appearances- a. Grove Society – (Will be here to discuss the Civil War Event May 18-20th, 2012.) 6. Construction Updates- 7. Site plan reviews- 8. Communications from the City Engineer- a. Discussion regarding rail crossing at Main St. near the Main/Union intersection. 9. Communications from the Public Works Director- a. Discussion and possible motion regarding the parking situation at the Eager Economy building. b. Discussion and possible motion to approve the advertising and hiring of part-time employee(s) for summer cemetery and park work. c. Discussion and possible motion for request for proposals for Walker St. sewer lining project. d. Discussion and possible motion for potential storm sewer issue on Kinsey Ct. e. Monthly Department Report – 10. New Business- 11. Old Business- 12. Parks and Recreation Report- 13. Motion to adjourn meeting. Mason Braunschweig, Chair Public Works Committee Please turn off all cell phones during the meeting. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Baseball News---Home Talent Baseball Evansville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Info: Jon Frey, 608-882-4626 “STRIKE OUT FOR BASEBALL” EVANSVILLE HOME TALENT TEAM HOSTS FUNDRAISER The Evansville Home Talent Baseball Team’s 7th annual 9 pin tap bowling tournament fundraiser “STRIKE OUT FOR BASEBALL” was held on Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 17 at the Evansville Bowl. The fundraiser only had 50 bowlers, compared to 108 bowlers in 2011, compete for the coveted top prize and bragging rights. The top ten bowlers were: 1) John Paugel, 2) Jeremy Rasmussen, 3) Bridget Rauch, 4) Terry Jorgenson, 5) BJ Cook, 6) Dave Paugel, 7) Mike Rauch, 8) John Rasmussen, 9) Ryan Wiedel, 10) Andy Wells. For the rest of the bowling results, raffle prize winners and event pictures, please visit the Jays website at www.evansville.hometalent.org. The Jays would like to recognize and thank the following businesses who donated raffle prizes: Milwaukee Bucks, Beloit Snappers, Madison Mallards, Radio Shack of Evansville, Rock N’ Rollz Sandwiches, Paul Revere’s Pizza, Evansville Oil Pros and Mid Town Pub. Also, The Night Owl provided two for one drink tickets for participating bowlers. The Evansville Home Talent Baseball team is busy preparing for the upcoming 2012 season. New for 2012, the Jays will be playing all of their games at the upper diamond at Lake Leota Park. The Jays would like to see you at the ball park this summer. The team is currently looking for sponsors/advertisers for the upcoming season. Be part of the Jays marketing and promotional plans. Your business will be promoted on the team’s printed schedules, listed on the team’s website, mentioned during games and in weekly game stories in The Review. If you are interested in sponsorship, contact one of the players or Jon Frey at 608-575-4359 for more info. The Jays will open up the 2012 season at Jefferson on Sunday, May 6. For a complete season schedule and results, please visit www.evansville.hometalent.org.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Peoples Legislature Coming Sunday, March 25, 2012

http://www.fightingbob.com/article.cfm?articleID=1450 Check out the complete article in Fighting Bob that goes over the details of the FREE event at the Alliant Center on Sunday, March 25, 2012.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Barrons Magazine says housing prices Ready to Rebound

Barrons magazine, right on the cover, last Saturday heralded the news that "Home Prices Ready to Rebound" as they have done for the past six years at this time of the year.....and it appears that hedge funds and speculators are very ready for that prediction to come true....and also those who have homes to sell I might add...which is most of America. And then on Thursday, interest rates rose on thirty year mortgages and bond yields rose as their face value declined.....all because they had not read Barrons and followed the plan....please folks, lets get on the same page. Remember what Ben has said...that rates will remain low until 2013.....lets not get frisky and upset the plan.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NOTICE The regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission for the City of Evansville will be held on the 21st day of March, 2012, at 6:30 p.m, at City Hall, 31 South Madison Street, Evansville, Wisconsin, or alternate location. Notice is further given that any members of the City Council or the Mayor might be in attendance. Evansville Historic Preservation Commission Regular Meeting Agenda Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2nd Floor, Conference Room, City Hall 6:30pm ***First Draft*** 1. Call to Order, Char. Rich Modaff 2. Roll Call 3. Motion to waive reading of the February 15, 2012 minutes and approve them as read. 4. Applications – Appearances a. 119 E. Main Street C.U.P. — Storefront Restoration (Downtown) b. 103 S. Third Street Modaff— Roof (Plaque) c. 227 Garfield Ave Arneson — Consultation 5. Old Business a. Motion to allocate $500 for the Rally Round The Flag-2nd Annual Civil War Living History Event, May 18 -20, 2012 b. Motion to allocate $50 for scholarship to attend WAPHPC in Madison, April 2012. c. Antes Cabin Relocation 6. Administrative a. Grove Society, John Decker i. Baker Building Museum ii. Meeting b. Management of HPC Documents and Records c. Landmark & Historic District Discussions i. Discussion of Additional Historic Districts ii. Discussion of Historic Landmarks, John Decker iii. Plaque Program Applications 7. Other Business a. Correspondences b. Comments and Concerns. c. Others 8. Adjournment Next Meeting Dates: 04/18/2012 RDM Monday, March 19, 2012

Concerned about Red Meat Health Affects? Fox News TONIGHT

Concerns Rise About Red Meat – (Segment Bumped to Tonight) For many of us born and raised in Wisconsin, red meat is as much a part of our diets as milk. But did you know more studies show that red meat, even in small quantities isn’t good for us? In fact, new research is pointing to the health benefits of taking it out of our diets altogether. Tonight on Fox 47 News at 9p, Dean & St. Mary’s Cardiac Dietitian Mandee Vimont talks about what makes red meat so unhealthy and offers some tips on how to cut back.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Nostalgia :Art Asks: Is it just the money?

(Ed.note: Over 1700 downloads of this video indicate high interest) Art Phillips asks Rep. Brett Davis to explain the results of various school districts with wide differences of per pupil aid. Is it just the money?

Nostalgia: School Board--6-25-2007--4 Period Day

Four Period Day Reviewed---After comprehensive community involvement with independent consultant----Surprised to find how happy everyone is with the 4 Period Day

Friday, March 16, 2012

2007 : School Beat: Construction Home

2007: Supr. Heidi Carvin explains that the school district cannot get a contractor loan and therefore the construction costs for the home must come out of the fund balance

School Layoffs Coming

EVANSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education Special Meeting Agenda Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:00 p.m. District Office Conference Room 340 Fair Street Note, public notice of this meeting given by posting at the District Office, Levi Leonard Elementary School Office, Theodore Robinson Intermediate School Office, J.C. McKenna Middle School Office, High School Office, Evansville School District Web Site: Evansville.k12.wi.us, and by forwarding the agenda to the Evansville Review, M&I Bank, Union Bank & Trust and Eager Free Public Library I. Roll Call: Dennis Hatfield Kathi Swanson Eric Busse John Rasmussen Tina Rossmiller Sharon Skinner Nancy Hurley II. Executive Session – Under Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c) to Discuss Lay Offs and Personnel.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nostalgia: Jamie Fellows Speaks: "What's the Point?"

Current Daycare providers serve 142 childrens of possible 150 in Evansville. 4K proposal is duplication of services.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2007 Evansville High Junior Prom Court Pt II

(Ed.note; With over 700 downloads, this is a very popular video of Observer readers) 2nd part of 2 of Evansville High School Junior Prom Court, May 12, 2007, plus presentation of Queen and King.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Baseball Fans: "Strike Out for Baseball" News

“STRIKE OUT FOR BASEBALL” EVANSVILLE HOME TALENT 7TH ANNUAL BOWLING FUNDRAISER On Saturday, March 10, the Evansville Home Talent Baseball Team hosted the first weekend of their 7th annual 9 pin tap bowling tournament fundraiser “STRIKE OUT FOR BASEBALL”. This Saturday, March 17 is the last chance to participate. Bowling takes place at the Evansville Bowl with shifts at 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Included with the $20 entry fee is a drink ticket provided by The Night Owl of Evansville. Reserve you lane by contacting tournament manager, Jeremy Rasmussen at 608-290-2664 or emailing him at jeremyr2@gmail.com. For more information and raffle prize list visit the team’s website at www.evansville.hometalent.org or find the event on Facebook.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Broader Marketing needed: Tourism Subcomittee

If you listen to the audio of the Tourism subcommittee, you can hear in the presentation of the consultant that with respect to the current residents of Evansville, they have their essential needs met with current businesses in Evansville, and in addition they purchase from Madison or Janesville where they work....IF one could market a broader brush to neighboring residents, then some business addition could survive......that is an IF that depends on REACHING OUT to the citizens that live in the ramblers in neighboring areas to include them in the market---which they are NOT at this time. Listen to the audio. Enjoy.

Oped: The New Tourism---Snowmobile Tourism

Recently at the Tourism Subcomittee in Evansville, when the surveys were tabulated, you can hear in the audio of the meeting, a person asserting that "of course most of the focus of the tourism must be for the downtown". However---- I had the pleasure to taking a weekend up at Manitowish Waters and visited "Little Bohemia" on a Saturday night for dinner----it was wonderful, as as we were exiting I took a visit to the brand new bar with big screen tv--it was playoff weekend, and as the game ended, the visitors--fully garbed in snowmobile gear came out--i had seen the trucks outside with the trailers, and also snowmobiles parked, but had not put everything together---it was a great weekend to combine snowmobile fun with football, with great dining....In summary, there was plenty of money spent that night. In Evansville, on a winter night how many snowmobiles come to town....to visit local pubs? I think you would be amazed to know this number. My point is why not have a weekend in the midst of the snow season, a "Celebrate Snowmobile Weekend". Maybe there could be some seminars on maintanance, apparel, trails, travel etc that folks could attend in the day and linedancing in the evening...and they could drive their snowmobiles in to town in designated routes. Snowmobile tourism....they are coming here anyway...why not make a bigger event out of it and celebrate with them, and develop this tourism component?

Nostalgia: 2007: Prof. Georgia Duerst-Lahti Speaks

(Ednote: Over 1200 downloads over the past 4 years speak to the popularity of this short analysis.) On the Theory of 35 Acres per household---On the necessity of reviewing this model as the Town of Union looks to future--


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I and E Meets March 14th: Inventor to speak

Making Money out of Rain As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. When it literally rains too much, it’s a shame to lose all that free garden rainwater as runoff into drains. One do-it-yourselfer figured out a way to capture rainwater and store it. Even better, the storage doesn’t turn your backyard into a rain barrel warehouse. Instead, decorative benches hold 65-plus gallons of water while serving as patio furniture and party seats. The innovator of these benches is landscape designer Scott Gear, who is the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club. Set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, the meeting will be hosted at Creekside Place, 102 Maple St., Evansville. Middleton-based Gear has two businesses, Gear Landscape Design Studio and SecondRain. Gear will talk about the invention-to-market process, how he found distributors, and what he’s hearing from buyers. Guests will have time to ask questions, and participate in the famous networking round robin. It’s a one-minute opportunity to promote a business, invention or quest for information or connections. To encourage lingering and small group discussions, refreshments will be served. This month, refreshments are sponsored by Cindy Hammer and Hammer Builders. With a focus on detail, Hammer Builders designs and builds smarter, more functional homes using energy efficient, sustainable methods and materials. Hammer says, “We strive to create homes that nurture the character and spirit of the people living in them, rather than just impressing friends and neighbors with scale.” Call 608-774-6382 for more information about Hammer Builders, or follow them on their Facebook page. The I&E Club is free and meetings are open to the public. The club has a presence on LinkedIn, and after “joining” the group, anyone can post information. Just look for “Evansville Area Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club” under the Groups category at www.linkedin.com. To be added to the email notification list or to get more information, contact club officers Sue Berg at 608-333-1664 or suebergsolutions@gmail.com, or John Gishnock III at 608-314-6656 or john.g@formecology.com. END

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Retail Market Research Status Meeting TOMORROW 3/8/2012

City of Evansville Special Meeting Retail Market Research Status Meeting Thursday, March 8, 2012, 5:30 p.m. Creekside Place, 102 Maple Street, Evansville There will be a status meeting of work groups formed to implement the recommendations of the Ady-Voltedge Retail Market Analysis for the City of Evansville. A general meeting agenda is: 1. Report of visioning committee, with consensus reached by all meeting attendees to proceed with new vision (15 minutes). 2. Break-out session of five work groups (30 minutes). 3. Report out from work groups, including next action step(s) of each group (15 minutes). 4. Summarize next actions of work groups and set next date for check-in status meeting for all (10 minutes). A majority of the Evansville Common Council and the Economic Development Committee may be present and actively participating in the meeting. A majority of any City Committee—including but not limited to Redevelopment Authority, Plan Commission, and Finance Committee—may be present and actively participating in the meeting. No formal action will be taken by the Common Council or any City Committee during the meeting. Requests for persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting should be made to the Clerk’s office by calling 882-2266 with as much advance notice as possible. Please turn off all cell phones while the meeting is in session. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

OpEd; The New "Political Tourism" Bonanza for Wisconsin: "Come to Wisconsin, Bring it On!!"

Today in RockNetRoots blog, there is a post regarding the plan of Tea Party folks to come to Wisconsin and participate heavily in the Recall Election of Gov. Scott Walker: Here is the post: http://rocknetroots.blogspot.com/2012/03/video-invaders-told-to-get-out-of.html There seems to be a notion that folks coming here is somehow a threat----I think we need to stand back here---Recently when I was in Florida for a short, short getaway, I went to a Friday night fish fry at a local restaurant---It Was "Wisconsin Night"----There were so many folks from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Canada that they had to separate them out....Badgers, Gophers and those "darn Canadians". When I walked into the restaurant it was like old home week---everybody was dressed in red...festive laughter all over the place, and did I say it was warm---yup it was 70 degrees. Folks from Florida loved it bein in the recession and all, they were just wonderful in the services provided..I loved it. We need to learn from this---We have an opportunity to have the entire nation come to Wisconsin in the near future---and just as Evansville, Wisconsin was put on the map during the Iraq war debates, we have an opportunity to do it bigger this time. It was very difficult to get all those folks into the basement of the Eager Free library for the war debates, but now...we have a bigger venue in Creekside. We could have a wonderul forum welcoming the Tea Party folks, and then afterwards take them out to learn line dancing at a local spot. Just think of the revenue this could generate. So---Here is the tagline: "Come to Wisconsin---Bring it On"

Classic Reverse "My Fair Lady" Rant: School Scoop: Jan 2012

(Ed.note: This is a reprint from School Scoop Blog from January 20, 2012 without any editing) Friday, January 20, 2012 So now they're going to test kindergartners... Click on the link below to see what our fearless leader is proposing now. So, Walker wants to reinvent the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, this time figuring out how to test kindergarteners in reading? That's my take on this. OK... Some of the ideas are good, looking for achievable measurable parameters to monitor. However, when one really thinks about what is objective and what is subjective, much cannot be evaluated using purely objective criteria. Therein lies the rub. If a teacher is missing the "soft skills" how much energy should a school district invest in that person before deciding to give them the boot instead of letting them get tenure? Frankly, some people never develop the personality necessary to become an outstanding teacher: Humility, joy at seeing the student pass you in speed and content, persistence in covering the material until each child has grasped the basics and can build the next learning blocks on them and satisfaction in the knowledge that you had some small part to play in that child's education. Then there's the whole business of holding teachers and principals accountable for poor test scores. Learning starts in the womb. It continues the moment you hold your precious bundle for the first time. Every interaction you have with that baby is a learning experience for both of you, more so for the babe. If a parent plops that babe in front of the boob tube for 5 years and then blames the public schools because they have produced an illiterate child who can't figure out how to read by grade 2, where's the parental accountability in all this? How can the schools be held accountable for that kind of parent who presents the schools with a child whose potential to learn has been squelched at the hands of the morons who "raised" it? Then there's the nature of bulk learning in this day in age. If the poor kid hasn't had it's love of learning extinguished by it's parents, elementary school will often finish the job. Especially of that child is a boy. Have you ever noticed the difference in the learning process of a boy compared to a girl? Granted, I'm not going to try to extract how much of this is innate and how much has been imposed by our sexist societal norms. But if those norms produce boys who, by and large, learn best my exercising their large muscle groups and with hands on activity and girls learn best through collaborative and cooperative models and our schools teach by rote and lecture, emphasizing collaboration and team effort, which gender do you think is going to excel in public school? Why do you think girls outnumber boys on college campuses these days? It's not because boys have suddenly become stupid. Their learning style does not mesh well with what is expected of them in public school. Their learning style DOES mesh well with behavior that usually lands them in trouble, setting them up for a lot of time in the principal's office. How can they learn when they are spending all their energy suppressing their natural impulse to jump around so they don't get sent to the principal's office? Well, that's my rant. I certainly never want to see the days again when girls were told that they were not worthy of a college education because they were only going to become wives and mothers and it was a waste of a spot in college, like my mother and mother-in-law had to endure. But there really has to be some kind of happy medium it would seem. The answer lies in differentiated instruction, wherein each child is taught to his or her own strength. If a kid needs motion to learn, give him or her motion. If a kid needs as many math problems as you can throw at her, bring it on. Just stop providing the mediocre pablum and challenge each kid so they reach their potential whether they had parents who parked them in front of the boob tube from day 1 or read to them in the womb. http://host.madison.com/highlights-of-gov-walker-s-school-reform-package/article_c4cf0c8c-42f3-11e1-8679-001871e3ce6c.html

Evansville Police Report Decline in Calls for Service

8. Evansville Police Report – January 2011. January’s license plate transactions totaled 61. The following officers were appointed at the January 5, 2012 police commission meeting: New part-time hires Zach Anacker, There were 1052 calls for service in the month of January, 2012, compared to 1357 for Michael Mawhinney, Ian Reilly and Matthew McElroy. Matt will be limited to Court Office duty and special events. Officer McElroy will also be attending the policy academy February through May. Chief McElroy will be on vacation March 8 and 9. The Chief and Lieutenant are continuing to perform police officer evaluations. The part-time clerical staffing has tentatively been scheduled for a total of 1,044 hours to use. The second part of range training was completed on January 17th in Janesville. We continue to work on accreditation, continuing to review and await our three last policies. Our first accreditation visit may have to be tentatively moved back to 2013. Files are continually being scanned on a daily basis. The police website continues to be updated with significant information. The Chief attended the High School Senior graduation Service Learning Project meeting on January 25, 2012. Officer Reese spoke to students at the Middle School on January 31, 2012. Our group, represented by each Rock County agency, has narrowed down five possible vendors for updating the Rock County Records Management System. In February, we are expecting demonstrations from those five vendors. These meetings are attended by Officer Koehler and Police Secretary Jill Puckett. 9. Evansville Medical Service Report – There were 28 runs for the month of January 2012. Mary attended training for the nurses at Evansville Manor on the use of an AED, CCR training and the procedure to use when removing an object for a choking victim. EMT training is complete for the 2012-2014 refresher license renewal. All EMTs completing the refresher class and will be applying for the new license. Chief Wendt is attempting to facilitate training/evacuation for the Grange Apartments and apartments at the State Farm Building. The EMS has CCR training set up with the Fire Department in February. The goal is to have as many individuals trained to respond for CPR runs. The training includes proper use of the equipment and where to find where the equipment is located. Mary states the paperwork for the OJA grant in the amount of $50,000.00 was received. The funds will be distributed between the EMS, Police and Fire Departments. The Police will receive funds to upgrade their already purchased radios, the EMS and Fire Departments will get funds to buy new equipment. Mary has been working on SOPs (standard operating procedures) manual. The manual is being updated to reflect true operating procedures the service is utilizing today. A copy will be presented to this committee upon completion for your input along with a copy to the City Administrator. Mary is also gathering information on the Knox Boxes for residents and businesses within the City of Evansville. 10. Motion by Jacobson, second by Hayes, to adjourn the meeting at 7:29 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Barbara Jacobson, Chairperson These minutes are not official until approved by Public Safety at their next regular meeting

Monday, March 05, 2012

OpEd; What's the GOOD news?

Two big stories in the past thirty days in Evansville, Wisconsin----- the appointment of a new professional engineering firm for Evansville, and the selection of a new, but well known and experienced high caliber Superintendent of Schools are big positives for our community. Quality Leadership and Quality Development matter. Families buy homes, but more importantly they buy dreams of communities that are getting it together...and the developments of the past thirty days are positive.

Audio: Evansville Schools: Enrollment:

(Ed.note: Over 550 downloads in a month and a half indicates high interest in this subject) Audio: Evansville School Dist: January 9, 2012: Discussion of enrollment for upcoming school year, several options on Sage funding for k-3. Discussion of enrollment trends.


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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Special March Events at Creekside

Special Offerings: Monday, March 5: Card Making Group at 10:00 a.m., $5 per person Wednesday, March 7: Benefit Specialist (Social Security, etc.) at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 9: Family Respite Care, 6-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13: Woodchucks meeting at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15: Diabetes class and support group at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15: Movie “Thrive,” at 6:30 p.m., $3 donation per person suggested Friday, March 16: Parents Night Out, 6-10:00 p.m., $20 member child, $25 non-member child, $15 second child Saturday, March 17: Caregiver’s Support Group at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17: Dinner Party at Creekside Place starting at 5:30 p.m., $17 per member, $24 per non-member. Featuring St. Patrick’s Day theme with corned beef and cabbage. Fundraising event for Creekside Place programs. Wednesday, March 21: Foot Clinic, by appointment, $15 per person Thursday, March 22: Reflexology, by appointment, $15 or $30 per person Thursday, March 22: Federal VA Benefits program at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22: Card Making Workshop at 6:30 p.m., $15 member, $18 non-member Friday, March 23: Kids Matinee, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” at 1:30 p.m., $1 single member, $23 single non-member, $5 family member, $7 family non-member Friday, March 30: Easter Egg Coloring, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $2.50 member child, $3 non-member child Friday, March 30: Family Bingo Night, 6:30-8:00 p.m., $5 donation per family suggested Plus, Creekside Place is the site for “The Heat Is On Chili Cook-Off!” set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Sponsored by the Evansville Community Partnership, event tickets are $17.

Carlson Students Launch "Rally Company"

Molly Woulfe and fellow students of Carlson School of Business in Minnesota have launched "Rally Company" and have their first two products---the site is just coming up. Click on the link to follow the progress. http://rallybag.co/

Friday, March 02, 2012

Observer Calls for Closing Audit

Check out the latest from the Janesville Gazette---- a manager who worked for Beloit, but was fired in an incident where an employee was found to have taken some money in a purchasing scam----and then hired by Janesville..no problem.??....and think back to the recent incident at Evansville Schools where a data manager was found to have taken money, and sentenced---and to similiar events that have happened all to often. Thus, I think as is common in business, where there is a change from one administration to the next in the corporate world, there is usually an independent audit to allow the new administrator a clean slate. I believe this should happen for Evansville Schools at this time.

Finish Line Approaches at Body Transformation Challenge: Evansville Health Club

There is real drama happening in Evansville----and it is at the Evansville Health Club. Check out how close a finish it will be as the Blue and Black teams battle to the finish line. In the world we sometimes get distracted by the bright lights, the fire trucks, ambulances and high visibiity of intervention---but the very dramatic we sometimes miss----do not miss the drama at the Evansville Health Club. In fact, I would love to see a corporate challenge event---imagine the excitement if bankers, insurance pros, realtors, firemen, police, politicians.... and well...bloggers and such went toe to toe in a high stakes challenge. In a very brief check locally...there are still many pounds that could be lost in such an event....stay tuned.