1 See INSIDE BEECH GROVE CENTER GROVE GREENWOOD SOUTHPORT FRANKLIN & PERRY TOWNSHIPS FREE Week of June 5-11, 2014 Serving the Southside Since 1928 Class of 2014 Learn about the Southside's graduating class of Pages ss-times.com License for Lodging What is Beech Grove doing to address of crime at its motels? Page 3 FACE TO FACE Do you have any special plans for vacation this summer? Page 4 Going to the Goal Greenwood 4th grader wins trip to FIFA World Cup through Indy Eleven and McDonalds. Page 5 Is that my teacher? Southside teachers get ready for their summer activities. Pages 7-9 Catholic Festivals 2014 Southside Catholic churches make plans for family fun! Pages Submitted Photo Government Watchdog Beech Grove appoints new Redevelopment Commission member; Greenwood discusses noise complaint. Page 26
2 2 Week of June 5-11, 2014 ss-times.com COMMUNITY The Southside Times Betty and Kitt Collins share of their life-long history with Beech Grove FEATURE By Nicole Davis Kitt Collins is retiring from Beech Grove City Schools after 46 years of service. His mother, Betty Collins, has reached 22 years of volunteering in the school system and spent 15 years of her career teaching there. Spending their whole lives in or near the city, Beech Grove certainly is home to them both. Betty Collins with her son Kitt Collins Photo by Nicole Davis Betty, now 91, grew up in Beech Grove, graduating from the high school in When she attended the school, all grades were located where Central Elementary is now. She had to walk a mile through the woods to get to 13th Street to get to school. She said her older sister would run ahead and she would cry the entire way to keep up with her. After the first year, her mother decided they would have to move to town to fix the problem. Betty graduated in 1940 with a class of 40. During WWII, Betty served as a Navy Wave for two years, going to the University of Wisconsin to be trained as a radio operator. She was stationed in Miami, Fla., on watch while U-boats went up and down the coast. Betty graduated from Indiana University and received her Master s degree from Butler University, teaching at the same time. She taught for six years in Indianapolis, 15 years in Beech Grove teaching 5th, 4th and 3rd grades and 20 years at the University of Indianapolis as director of teacher education. Beech Grove is a wonderful place to work, Betty said. All you have to do is go to a retired teachers meeting and everyone has been there 20 years, 30 years, 40 years. A lot of them volunteer the same as I do. Betty and her husband, who was on the school board, worked to get the current high school built. It was a huge controversy because residents didn t like that the school would be in the country. I always say our blood is in this building because we had to fight so hard to get this built, Betty said. Betty volunteers for her church, Methodist in Beech Grove teaching a Sunday School class, and at the Beech Grove Public Library telling the history of Sarah T. Bolton. Betty began volunteering for Beech Grove schools in 1992, while her son, Kitt, was working as principal at Central Elementary. He wanted to start a phonics program using their Atari lab, called Writing to Read. She currently works at Hornet Park Elementary with the accelerated reading group. I believe so much in reading and that every child should learn to read and we should do all we can to help them learn... I would say I do this because I can. As long as I have good health, then I m blessed. Kitt moved into the Beech Grove School system in 5th grade, when his parents bought their first house. He graduated in 1963 and went to Hanover College for phycology. He went for a semester at University of Akron in Ohio. His mother, Betty was taking a job at University of Indianapolis and said they wanted a male teacher at an elementary school level. This was during the Vietnam War so there was a shortage of teachers. He taught half of the fifth grade at South Grove, with an agreement that he d get his Master s in education. He attended Butler University while teaching. He accepted a position as assistant principal at Central, also teaching full-time. He became principal and was there 20 years before taking the position as director of curriculum. Through his time, he was instrumental in many programs, including TAP which is still used. This program trains teachers for an hour a week and evaluates them in the classrooms. Kitt will spend the next year transitioning, helping train replacements. He will return one day a week to help with the TAP program. What I m looking forward to, is not shopping on weekends, Kitt said. That s when the crowds are. I have to figure out when people don t shop. We can go to a show. Instead of eating dinners, we go out at lunch time. People who retire, it s your own time. You decide when you want to go someplace and do something.
3 The Southside Times COMMUNITY ss-times.com Week of June 5-11, 2014, Contact the Editor Have any news tips? Want to submit a calendar event? Have a photograph to share? Call Nicole Davis at or her at com. Remember, our news deadlines are several days prior to print. Want to Advertise? The Southside Times reaches a vast segment of our community. For information about reaching our readers, call Brian Ruckle at or him at A product of Members of Gerald Sargent Publisher Emeritus Rick Myers Publisher Brian Kelly Chief Executive Officer Nicole Davis Editor Carey Germana Production & Design Serving the Southside Since 1928 For more information, contact us at: Tel Fax US 31 S Indianapolis, IN Times-Leader Publications, LLC All Rights Reserved The views of the columnists in The Southside Times are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of this newspaper. Obituaries are printed free of charge. Funeral directors are encouraged to send obituaries and print size photographs to com. Information received by noon Tuesday will be published Thursday. The Beech Grove Police Department has made numerous runs to the Motel 6 on Elmwood Avenue. FOCUS By Nicole Davis In 2012, the Beech Grove Police Department went on 318 runs to the three motels in Beech Grove. Last year they had 451 runs. This year they have been on 88 runs in the first three months. The 451 runs that s more than one run a day, said Police Chief Mark Swartz. If we went to a house that much or a school, people would want to know why we don t resolve the problem. People don t see it sometimes or they hear about the call and think it s just the motel, that s what happened yesterday. It s every day. While this covers all three motels, the large majority has been to the Motel 6, at 5151 Elmwood Ave. Swartz said at $39 a night and located right off the interstate, it makes it affordable and accessible for this type of activity. At the May 5 meeting, Mayor Dennis Buckley proposed an ordinance to the Beech Grove City Council, which would require places of lodging within the city to obtain a license. This ordinance was passed on its second reading at the June 2 council meeting. It will be up for the third and final reading on July 7, 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 806 Main St. The ordinance will go into effect 90 days after it s passed. They re not licensed by anybody right now, Buckley said. They re out there on their License for lodging The City of Beech Grove looks to alleviate the crime problem within its motels with proposed ordinance own without monitoring. We need to be a better steward of monitoring those motels. It will give us leverage to close the motels if they can t be a good neighbor. Not only has this amount of crime increased, but so have ambulance runs in response to medical issues that arise with that. There s been significant increase of overdose runs at these motels, said Fire Chief Robert Cheshire at the May council meeting. These are very labor-intensive runs because you are dealing with overdose. When we have to transport the overdose patient to the hospital, it takes extra manpower so basically we are sending an ambulance and engine out of service... It is a burden on us, also. Swartz said most of their calls are related to drugs or prostitution. Three weeks ago the police responded to an anonymous tip, taking a police dog to check it out. They ended up finding approximately 20 lbs. of marijuana, two handguns and a shotgun, which is one of the bigger busts they ve had at the Motel 6. Though the number of runs is down slightly this year, Assistant Police Chief Michael Maurice said that is mostly because of the harsh winter weather in January and February. The ordinance would maybe cause the motels to realize they would have to pay some heavy fines if they don t watch who they rent out rooms to. (If this passes,) we would be able to respond to other calls in the city quicker and respond to areas that need it faster. When it takes an entire shift to aid a drug arrest, it s definitely affected (response time). ~ Police Chief Mark Swartz, Beech Grove Police Department Photo by Nicole Davis Maurice said the motels do a good job of assisting the police whenever there is a problem, and they do kick the tenants out. The ordinance would maybe cause the motels to realize they would have to pay some heavy fines if they don t watch who they rent out rooms to, Swartz said. (If this passes,) we would be able to respond to other calls in the city quicker and respond to areas that need it faster. When it takes an entire shift to aid a drug arrest, it s definitely affected (response time).
4 COMMUNITY 4 Week of June 5-11, 2014 ss-times.com The Southside Times Healthcare workers graduate from nursing program With the help of American Senior Communities and the Opportunities to Nursing Excellence Program, 15 senior healthcare workers are wearing RN and LPN caps. They all completed nursing programs at accredited schools, with costs paid by American Senior Communities, a network of 65 Senior Rehabilitation and Memory Care facilities throughout Indiana. They were congratulated during a luncheon at the Bridgewater Country Club in Carmel. Of the 15 staffers, nine have completed training to become registered nurses and six have completed work to be licensed practical nurses. Most of them have already passed their accreditation exam. Included in the Indianapolis metro area graduates was Tiffanie Scott-Cook, LPN pending passing boards, of Rosegate Village.For more information, visit ASCSeniorCare.com. face to face Let your voice be heard! Q: Do you have any special plans for vacation this summer? Garfield Park United Church of Christ 743 E. Pleasant Run Pkwy. S. Drive (one block north of Raymond Street) FISH FRY FESTIVAL JUNE 27th & 28th, 2014 Fri: 11am-8pm; Sat: 11am-6pm All proceeds go to local charities! WHITE ELEPHANT TABLES MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY NIGHT! Vacation Bible School Edgewood United Methodist Church 1820 East Epler Ave JUNE :00 PM 8:30 PM COME AND JOIN THE FUN! "We will be going to a family reunion in Virginia for my parents during which we will celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The ages will range from threeyears-old to seventy and there will be 26 of us. While we are there we plan to take a trip to DC for the day." "No, not right now. I don't know if we will go (on a family vacation). I will mostly come here (to the Baxter YMCA)." - Adam Moore, of Greenwood - Randi Raffa, Franklin Township "We will both be going to Oahu to Waikiki Beech to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. We are going back to the same hotel where we stayed at on our honeymoon. We said then that we were going to try to do it for our tenth anniversary." "I'm going to Michigan to visit my grandparents and I'm going to go to summer camp this summer at Timber Ridge Camp. I will probably do a lot of swimming this summer." - Corey Shaffer, works in Beech Grove - Haley Lacey, attends school in Perry Township Visit us online and post your community news! facebook.com/thesouthsidetimes
5 The Southside Times COMMUNITY ss-times.com Week of June 5-11, 2014, GREATER GREENWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEW MEMBERS FOR JUNE Greenwood fourth grader Nathan Ensley high fives Ronald McDonald after they announced that he had won the opportunity to go to the World Cup in Brazil and escort a soccer player onto the field during the Cup. Nathan will attend the game with his mother Patti. Going to the goal Greenwood 4th grader awarded with a trip to FIFA World Cup FEATURE By Aimee Shatto The atmosphere was charged with excitement as Greenwood fourth grader Nathan Ensley and midfielder, Jose Kle berson Pereira walked onto the field with the rest of the Indy11 team Saturday night, May 31. Nathan is involved in a program that allowed him the opportunity escort Kleberson onto the field along with other students. Before the start of the game Nathan was surprised with the honor of winning the opportunity to travel with his mother, Patti, to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next month. McDonald s of Central Indiana and Indy 11 presented Nathan with the news in center field before the match began. Nathan is one of 25 children across America that will be able to escort one of the US National Men s Soccer team players onto the field before the match begins. He and his mother I knew a few weeks ago that he had won. It was really hard to keep it a secret; he s so excited. We re not sure yet who he will be escorting onto the field, but it s really exciting. Only 25 kids in America get to do this. ~ Patti, Nathan Ensley's mother Photo by Aimee Shatto Patti will spend a week in Brazil in preparation for the match. I knew a few weeks ago that he had won, Patti said. It was really hard to keep it a secret; he s so excited. We re not sure yet who he will be escorting onto the field, but it s really exciting. Only 25 kids in America get to do this. Nathan and his mom will spend the week leading up to the match with the other 25 children and their guardians. They will get to meet some of the world s best soccer players and explore Brazil at the same time. Ronald McDonald was also in attendance as they announced that Nathan was the winner, the two high fived and jumped up and down together in center field in celebration. McDonald s of Central Indiana is celebrating Nathan with a send-off party for him, and his friends and family on June 4 at 6 p.m. at the McDonald s restaurant, 121 Marlin Dr., Greenwood. Newly Incorporated businesses Classical Conversations of Greenwood Ashleigh Stegall 8629 Bishops Lane Indianapolis, IN A Cleaner Route Jessica Huey 4427 Driftwood Lane Greenwood, IN Countryscapes Construction & Landscape Archie Hardwick 1926 Crescent St. Franklin, IN Easley Flooring Arron Easley 703 Trafalgar Point, Apt. 21 Trafalgar, IN Empire Roofing Jason Lucas 471 Spring Dr. Greenwood, IN Gable Design Scott Parker 897 E. Jefferson St. Franklin, IN Greyt Glass & Graphics Rebecca J. Maier 4625 Walker St. Greenwood, IN Heather s Home Baked Heather Shaw-Burton 1456 Hamilton Dr. Greenwood, IN Hill and Dale Park David Monday Sr. P.O. Box Indianapolis, IN Indian Springs Golf Kelsey Overby 6709 S. 200 W. Trafalgar, IN Indiana Leak Detection Johnson Heating and Cooling Inc. 225 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 181 Greenwood, IN J&D Lawn Care Jamie Chambers 2088 Meyer St. Greenwood, IN Kingdom Enterprises LLC DBA Jill A. Hall 7216 Madison Village Dr., Suite S-2 Indianapolis, IN GREENWOOD CHAMBER MEETINGS 10 - Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (June Business Matters Luncheon Healthcare Reform Update); Just 10; 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m., Dye s Walk Country Club, 2080 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood. For more information, call (317) Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (Fresh Thyme Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting); June 12, 6:45 7:45 a.m.; Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 8750 US Hwy. 31, Indianapolis. For more information, call (317) Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (ZZone 31 Commercial Office Suites Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting); June 12, 4:30-5 p.m., 5251 S. East St., Indianapolis. For more information, call (317) Little Lamb Preschool and Childcare Laura Heldman 1531 Michigan Rd. Franklin, IN Luxury Nails Linh Dinh Tran 1251 U.S. 31 N. Greenwood, IN Mom & Pops Web Design Paul Rupe 799 Duane St. Franklin, IN Rusty D. Wheeler DBA Rusty D. Wheeler 6681 W. 425 S. Morgantown, IN Sacher Solutions Joseph Sacher 1867 Skyline Dr. Greenwood, IN Tastefully Simple Martha Beaver 1041 W. Jefferson St. Apt. 12 Franklin, IN Win Win Auto Sales Lucas Hendricks 6435 E. St. Rd. 44 Franklin, IN Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (Moody s Butcher Shop Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting); June 17, 11 a.m. 12 p.m.; 862 S. State Rd. 135, Suite A, Greenwood. For more information, call (317) Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (June Business After Hours Indiana Members Credit Union); June 19, 5-7 p.m.; 1115 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood. For more information, call (317) Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (June Membership 101); June 25, 9 10:30 a.m., Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, 65 Airport Pkwy.; Suite 140. For more information, call (317) Call: greenwood-chamber.com
6 VIEWS 6 Week of June 5-11, 2014 ss-times.com The Southside Times OUR VIEW In need of emergency service people Mayor Greg Ballard helped swear in 58 new law enforcement recruits earlier this week as a part of Indy s new plan to add 80 new IMPD officers by the end of The influx of recruits comes after a decision to increase the allotted budget for law enforcement personnel by the Indianapolis City-County Council in late We see these new recruits as a welcome addition to our current law enforcement agencies and emergency service personnel here on the Southside. Indianapolis and surrounding neighborhoods have seen a terrible and tragic increase in violent crimes this year the death toll for Marion County is now over 60 and it seems there is no end in sight. The City of Greenwood is also hiring; the Fire Department is taking applications for a part-time firefighter or EMP/EMP-T. Applications may be picked up at Greenwood Fire Headquarters Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Applications are due no later than June 30. Beech Grove, on the other hand, stated at its city council meeting on June 2 that it would love to have more Fire Department personnel as they are currently shorthanded with three firefighters pulling double duty and serving on the ambulance, but do not yet have available funds. This is something we are sure we will hear more about in the future. These servicemen and women are the backbones of grounded, safe communities. Let us thank them for the sacrifices they make each and every day let us also thank and celebrate the bravery these new recruits and applicants show by stepping up to serve their communities. All together, we can build a safer Southside. "These servicemen and women are the backbones of grounded, safe communities." The Southside Times welcomes letters to the editor in good taste. All submissions are subject to editing. Please send to All letters must be signed. Please include a daytime phone number for verification purposes only. BACKSHOP Finally, finally, finally Aquatics Center a reality City of Greenwood officials finally broke ground at Freedom Park on June 3 for the Greenwood Aquatics Center. After many years, this has become a reality. Molly Laut, with the City of Greenwood, summed it up pretty well: Finally, finally, finally, it s happened! Indeed. The opening date for the Aquatics Center is scheduled for Memorial Day, May 25, A huge pat on the back goes to all of those city officials who kept the course and believed in the project. (See the article, page 17). This will be a tremendous asset to the community. Congratulations. One of us is a former editorial guy, having spent the vast majority of his newspaper career on the news side of the business. He was a photographer, reporter, then an editor. So, when The Associated Press tweeted last week that its new stylebook would allow the use of QUOTE over when meaning more than or during, we both shuddered. This is simply the continuing degradation of grammar in America. In general, our countrymen comprise a lazy lot with respect to English usage, so Americans typically say, It s over $100, when they mean, It s more than $100. How about over the weekend? It should be during the weekend. Over is a spatial term, plain and simple. This, however, is a war we will not win except with respect to its use in your newspaper. Otherwise, and succinctly stated, we re over it. Brian Kelly Rick Myers Brian Kelly and Rick Myers are co-owners of Times-Leader Publications, LLC (parent company of The Southside Times). Write them at "Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cutgrass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out. ~ Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart By Torry Stiles HUMOR Top ten signs your memory may be slipping 10. You make a list of groceries you need and then wander aimlessly through the aisles of the hardware store. 9. Either your neighbor or his dog is named Charlie so when you holler "C'mere Charlie!" you do so with a beer in one hand and a Milkbone in the other. 8. You often have issues with Déjà vu. 7. A whole lot of your acquaintances are named, "Pal," "Buddy" or "Sweetie." 6. You find yourself repeating yourself. 6. You often have issues with Déjà vu. 4. Mismatched socks are the least of your concerns. 3. Breakfast is a disaster and the cat really hates his Cocoa Krispies. B. The whole numbering thing is a lot more difficult. 1. The only reason you remember you locked the door is because your keys are on the other side of it. BELIEVE IT! Our nation has all sorts of arcane, nonsensical laws on the books. Each week, we ll share one with you. In Rhode Island, no one may bite off another s leg. -dumblaws.com
7 The Southside Times COVER STORY ss-times.com Week of June 5-11, 2014, Is that my teacher? FEATURE By Nicole Davis Remember when you were younger? You might have spotted your teacher at the grocery store or a restaurant and felt completely taken aback. You mean teachers do things outside of the school? Well, they certainly do. The balanced calendar may have shortened the summer break, but as school lets out, many teachers will continue go to work at their summer jobs, their second jobs or become more active in their volunteer work. Ever wondered what local teachers do during the summer? Find out here, as a few Southside school teachers share of their interesting activities they do outside of school hours. Sugar Grove s Jodi Barth discovers the positive impact miming can have for adults and children alike Whether she s at a child s birthday party or a corporate event, Jodi Barth intends to make people think through her work as a mime. Without saying a word, Barth can portray anything from finding a soul mate and getting your heart broken to what it s like to transition from childhood to adulthood. I knew the impact it could have because I experienced it as a high school student, Barth said. I experienced a youth conference for leaders, when I first saw Christian mime. I got some training in mime/clown school at a conference in Nashville, Tenn... I knew what I wanted it to look like and I couldn t get enough information on how to really do it. Barth, a fifth grade teacher at Sugar Grove Elementary in Center Grove, became interested in mime as a junior in high school. After the training in Tennessee, she took another course in Ohio. While attending Indiana University, she searched for some sort of class on mime. There was none, but she did meet a man named Reed Steel who gave her lessons and they started performing together. What started as a hobby turned into people requesting her to attend birthday parties and church gatherings. The Children s Museum of Indianapolis contracted her to do some shows. She paid most of her way through college with her Jodi Barth Photo by Nicole Davis Jodi Barth performing as a mime. Submitted Photo performances. What I love about mime is we all can relate, Barth said. It s a certain amount of (my experiences) but it s very generalized so people can take away from it their own experiences... I always enjoy working with people and seeing their reactions. While in school, she said she spent two summers in Virginia, performing at the amusement park, Kings Dominion. It was her first time doing improvisation instead of just stage performances that she had written in advance. She said her second year there, she was voted atmosphere act by her peers. That s probably the hardest, the improvisation, because you re putting yourself out there and not everybody may be into it, Barth said. It s how to work with people so they are encouraged and have fun. There s a whole park there, why would they want to watch me? It was a real process figuring out what works and what doesn t. I have a real appreciation for people who perform and do stand up, working the crowds...the improvisation is always very uncomfortable for me because I never know but it s also very exhilarating because it usually works. Usually, people are afraid to feel foolish and after they see me work then they ll warm up. One of the coolest things is when you see a person that s very standoffish start to feel okay. Over the years, Barth has been invited to perform as a large variety of events, including birthday parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, the Indy 500 Porche international event, corporate events, church events, school carnivals and libraries. She worked at Culvers for a while and every fall she incorporates balloons at Apple Works in Trafalgar. Many of the performances have a Christian focus. Her church, Stones Crossing Church, has invited her to perform later in the year. She said she will perform a message of youth through adulthood and how to navigate through today s world. She said miming has been a great way to also break the language barrier. She has visited Africa through a ministry and brought Natalie Hendrix-Evans Submitted Photo balloons along, allowing her to communicate with the students without the need to talk. In class, when they do a good job being quiet and focusing, when they reach a certain goal I will take some time and teach them some mime, Barth said. It s neat to go to a football game and see kids going hey, Mrs. Barth and do the lean, that sort of thing. It s interesting to see what they remember. To help children feel more comfortable, she said she will come without her make-up on and start the show with a puppet. She ll then put the make-up on. From children to adults, Barth said she enjoys helping people work past themselves, growing and feeling comfortable. Barth said something she never expected to have the opportunities she s had to perform, getting invited to places she never would have otherwise. She said one of her favorite opportunities was auditioning and getting to do an instructional video and handbook on mime. I m always just looking for new ideas, new show ideas, new costumes, new audiences, thinking of ways to sharpen (my skills), Barth said. I d love if there d be a mime that s more experienced that I could talk to but there really aren t a lot of mimes around. Southport s Natalie Hendrix-Evans teaches American Sign Language in and out of the school Natalie Hendrix-Evans, an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher at Southport High School, doesn t stop teaching when she goes home the teaching is simply directed at a different age group. Outside of school and during the summer, Hendrix-Evans has a deaf mentoring job, visiting with hearing families who have deaf babies and teaching them sign language so they can all communicate. I thought this was something I could enjoy doing. I like working with both hearing and deaf people. I enjoy seeing the deaf child growing and start to sign, start to communicate back with me. I really enjoy that part. Hendrix-Evans, who grew up deaf, worked at the Indiana School for the Deaf for eight years before transferring to Southport High School, where she just completed her first year. She said working with high school students has been different they are very curious and want to learn. I have always wanted to become a teacher, Hendrix-Evans said. I went to college and studied elementary school education. I was frustrated because I couldn t find a job. For the last two years, while working at the school for the deaf, she has been a deaf mentor. I ve learned a lot, she said I ve learned that every baby is different. They don t always follow what our expectations are. Some may Southside teachers get ready for their summer activities. pick things up very quickly. Others require more time. It doesn t matter if they re a fast learner or slow learner, they will still be able to pick it up. As she continues in both jobs, she said she is looking forward to trying to start an ASL club for people interested in learning sign language. The focus would be for high school students, but anyone in the community would be welcome to come. (Signing is) a really cool way to communicate, Hendrix-Evans said. If you re in a room and it s really loud and you can t talk to each other but you can sign to each other easily. You can communicate across a large room and it s really great. Jackie Ferguson at Golden Post Kennels. Photo by Nicole Davis Greenwood Middle School s Jackie Ferguson finds relaxation in playing with puppies Now that Greenwood Middle School is on summer break, physical education teacher Jackie Ferguson will spend most of her summer days at Golden Post Kennels, a boarding facility for animals which will also take in rescues. She works full-time during the break, arriving at 6 a.m. to clean the kennels, feed and give water to the animals, walk the dogs and spend some time playing with them. You get paid for hanging out with puppies, Ferguson said. It s awesome. Ferguson has taught at the middle school for 29 years, holding a variety of part-time jobs throughout that time. She began working for Golden Post Kennels off State Rd. 135 in Bargersville more than six years ago. She runs Four Paws Club, an after school club that will go to the humane society and the kennel. I can use the job to help teach the kids the Is that my teacher? Continued on pages 8-9
8 8 Week of June 5-11, 2014 ss-times.com COVER STORY The Southside Times proper way to care for animals and educate them on spay and neutering, Ferguson said. Whatever I learn, I can teach that to the kids. I was able to take members down there and socialize the dogs they have for adoption. It s just been a great relationship all around. Ferguson said that she believes her passion for her work outside of school has had an impact on her students at the middle school level. One former student is now attending veterinarian school and interning at an animal hospital. Ferguson said working at the kennels is also great exercise and many people don t realize the hard work involved like when you have a large Mastiff pulling you out to play and you have to hunker down to get it slow down. She said teaching is a stressful job, and it s nice to be able to go to the kennels where she finds the work relaxing. Going down there and having a dog or cat come up to you and wag their tail with unconditional love that s a great day, Ferguson said. Kraig Kitts at Center Grove High School. Photo by Nicole Davis Center Grove High School s Kraig Kitts travels to Tanzania to teach science for the summer This summer, Kraig Kitts passion for science will travel further than Center Grove High School where he teaches. He s been fundraising since January to take a trip to Tanzania, Africa to teach science to children in a public school there. Kitts transitioned into teaching from his background as a chemical engineer. He said it seemed like the perfect timing to volunteer out of the country and after doing some research he decided on Tanzania. He will travel through Tanzanian Youth Cultural Exchange Network (TYCEN), an organization that brings in volunteers to teach. The school averages students with about teachers per school. I m really passionate about science, Kitts said. That s the biggest reason I went into teaching is I want kids to be excited about science. I want to go in (the school in Tanzania) and teach these kids because it s the only way they can get secondary education. Needing to raise $4,000 for the trip, Kitts began selling Teach for Tanzania t-shirts. He said the students and teachers at CGHS bought more than he expected. He said he is also going to have a yard sale and his wife, Nikki, will have a bake sale to help them reach their goal. Anything raised in excess will go to TYCEN. Kitts said he s excited to go, but he s never traveled internationally and knows that there will be a lot of culture shock. Fortunately, the students speak English which he said will make the transition go smoother. He hasn t been told yet which area of science he will instruct. Regardless, he said he s looking forward to seeing a part of the world that s so different from what he s experienced. Everything I ve read said the kids are excited about learning, Kitts said. There, up to third grade is all that s required. I couldn t imagine for them, they choose to be there. They hang onto every word. That speaks to the power of education. Kitts will leave June 27 and return July 27 two days before Center Grove students return to school. He said he intends to blog about his experience throughout the summer, but how much he can write will depend on internet accessibility. To read about his experience and fundraising efforts, visit teachfortanzania. weebly.com/. Katie McAtee Photo by Nicole Davis Center Grove Elementary s Katie McAtee advocates for victims of human trafficking in Southeast Asia It was monsoon season in Southeast Asia with rain, rain and more rain. Through the gray and brown colors, happiness was found when Katie McAtee spotted some young girls playing in the rain. Having seen so much innocence taken away from children in the country she was visiting, it was a moment McAtee said when she saw some of that restored. Center Grove Elementary art teacher McAtee has spent her last four summers in Southeast Asia, a trip structured through an organization called Rapha House, a not-for-profit that provides after care for survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Though she won t travel this summer, she will paint images representing her experiences there. I m really sad not to go this year, McAtee said. There are a few girls I really connected with. It s had an impact in my life, the way I behave and what I do by reaching out to these girls. Trafficking is not just in developing countries. It s bad, it s everywhere. There are girls and boys... It was time to be an advocate from this side of the world. McAtee began teaching art for Center Grove Elementary in She took her first trip to Southeast Asia the summer before that, spending two weeks there. She said families in the area often times can t afford to pay for their children and will send them off to work, where they end up being placed in a brothel and the family can t find them. Rapha House offers training and education programs. McAtee said there are two cities that have kids clubs so children can attend school. They have preschool four days a week. They make sure the family is healthy, fed and the kids are in school. If the family sells their child, they no longer receive aid. Last year when I was there I saw a lot of trafficking situations, McAtee said. Driving down the road and you look and you see girls outside, scantily dressed. I think I was more aware of it. When you walk in the safe house the youngest girl is four years old. That s very startling. They re there for a reason. I m stunned by their age. It s not just teens or older. The median age is 10 really young girls. The previous three summers, McAtee has taught art at one of the safe houses. Last year she also taught English courses. In the art classes, she meets the students on a boat, sitting on mats on the floor. When they need water, they get it out of the pond. When I m with the girls... they don t have the resources we have here, McAtee said. There they just want to make art and they never get to do that so it s exciting for them when they get the opportunity. They would wait and peek in the window and wait for me. It was always something simple like coloring with crayons or painting. This year, McAtee said she felt it was time to pause. Since the summer is shorter now because of the balanced calendar, she said last year was hard for her, emotionally, returning from her seven-week trip two days before school started. This summer, she has even had a member of her church, Indian Creek Church, ask if she could paint about her experiences. If I could meet the me of five years ago, I would never have thought I d have this experience, McAtee said. I think I would have missed out on a lot of really good blessings. McAtee said she encourages people to help by being aware; it s not just a third world issue. People can also donate money, which helps because the number of girls rescued continues to increase while funding doesn t. For more information, visit Raphahouse.org. Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary teacher Melissa Pawley takes flight in her out-ofschool hobby Melissa Pawley, a Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary media specialist, marked an item off of her bucket list on her spring break in 2009 when she began taking flying lessons, earning her pilot license in the first year. There s a certain freedom when you re flying, Pawley said. You have a whole new perspective on what s beneath you it s the feeling of oh my gosh, I m actually flying an airplane. There s a tremendous freedom in having that bird s eye view. Pawley rents a plane and is a student pilot with Jeff Air in Greenwood. She received a Lilly Endowment Creativity Fellowship grant last year which is helping her work toward getting her instrument rating. The bad weather this year has slowed that achievement down a little bit and she said she should earn that in the first couple weeks of June. There will be a sense of relief that I m finished and it gives me more freedom that I can fly in situations I couldn t before when it s foggy, when it s cloudy, Pawley said. Pawley said being a pilot has been a topic of interest at the elementary school, as students want to hear about the experience. She said she will teach them things about flying. For example, this year she taught second graders how to make radio calls and said they loved the activity. The transition from school to the airport is a very different change in atmosphere, Pawley said. There are very few women in aviation, she said. It s been interesting coming from the elementary school where it s almost all women to the airport where it s almost all men. It s a very interesting change of pace. I enjoy it... Aviation is sort of scripted. There are rules and you have to follow those rules. I do what I have to do there. There s not a lot of room for (Above) Melissa Pawley, July 16, 2009, on the day she performed her first solo flight. (On the Cover) Pawley, October 2013, taking her first flight in a seaplane. Pawley hopes to add the seaplane rating to her pilot certificate someday. Submitted Photos
9 The Southside Times COVER STORY ss-times.com Week of June 5-11, 2014, creativity. I find it relaxing. Plus, she said not a lot of librarians fly. At the airport when I was doing my training, they thought it was pretty cool that I am a librarian, Pawley said. It goes both ways, the student think I m cool but when I go to the airport pilots think it s pretty cool that I fly. So long as she s able, Pawley said it s not a hobby she plans to quit. Kitley Elementary s Christina Zier is a role model for all children, in and out of school Christina Zier, first grade teacher at Kitley Elementary in Franklin Township, is reminded through her summer volunteer work that she doesn t know where her students are coming from. It has taught her that children need people there that care about them, and she tries to ensure that all of her students know that she does. As a volunteer for Royal Family Kids of Indianapolis, a nonprofit organization Quick look at other Southside teachers Marcia Casey, a 1st grade teacher at Southport Elementary, spends her summer as a sales associate at Mallow Run Winery. After attending some events at Mallow Run, she said she thought that she would enjoy meeting people and serving wine at the tasting bar and offsite events. She began working there five years ago, on weekends and in the summer. I love the job, Casey said. It is something I look forward to doing. John, Bill, and Laura Richardson are the owners and the best people to work for! It is the best job to have as a second job! Casey said she loves meeting new people and talking to them while they taste the wines. Doing offsite events at festivals, street fairs, or private events is especially fun, she said. I get to introduce new customers to our wines if they have never been to the winery or chat with the regulars who visit us often. We have themed weekends and one of my favorites is St. Patrick s Day weekend. We serve Irish Stew that day as one of our Winter Warm Ups in the winter. Casey said many people would be surprised to learn that most of the winery employees are teachers, too. Marcia Casey at Mallow Run Winery. Submitted Photo Christina Zier Submitted Photo for youth in foster care, Zier volunteers for the week-long summer camp where the children get a chance to make positive memories. I kind of fell in love with it, Zier said. This has become my passion. Just being able to be a role model in a kid s life, and give them a chance to be a kid and let them be a kid. Zier said typically the children have been abused or molested and the idea of the camp is create positive memories by treating them royally. This will be her eighth year volunteering. This summer, she will serve as the camp director for the 24 children enrolled. Zier said she s seen the camp having an impact in a variety of ways. Her first year there, participating after learning of the program at her church, she said there was one boy she couldn t tell if he liked her or not. At the end of the week, he introduced her to his foster parents, telling them about how she was his favorite person. Beech Grove City School teachers Mary S. Johnson, and Caralee N. Evans, 5th grade teachers at South Grove Intermediate School, are the recipients of a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity grant of $10,000. Their winning project, entitled "Ring of Fire and Amazing Grace" will allow them to travel to Hawaii to study volcanoes and marine life; and to visit aquariums in Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Ms. Johnson and Ms. Evans plan to bicycle to the top of a volcano and along the way will gather experiences in the science world that they intend to bring back to share with their students at South Grove! The purpose of the grant is to not only bring back information and make science exciting, but it also provides the opportunity for these South Grove teachers to When The Southside Times began its search for teachers with interesting jobs, the name David Thorton was mentioned. However, Mr. Thornton, a Perry Meridian High School math teacher, passed away on May 15, He began his career at PMHS in He and his wife, Allison, have two daughters, 6-year-old Ansley and 4-year-old Ellery. David was involved with students in the classroom, on the field, on the mat, on the track as well as on the stage. He coached football for 16 years, wrestling for 17 years, and track & field for 20 years. For the past 11 years, he It gives you a perspective, Zier said. As much as we help the kids it also has changed my life completely. I know a lot of people question it, but I think it makes a huge difference. Small world that it is, one of the campers ended up being in my classroom. I got to watch him grow throughout the year, and see that it made a difference. For more information, visit indianapolisroyalfamilykids.org. one of the campers ended up being in my classroom. I got to watch him grow throughout the year, and see that it made a difference. ~ Christina Zier From left, Caralee Evans and Mary Johnson. Submitted Photo experience renewal and refreshment. Ms. Evans and Johnson also intend to dive and swim with manta rays and sea turtles on Oahu, the Big Island (Hawaii), and Maui. They have already visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and swam with whale sharks. The pair will be in the Hawaiian Islands for 11 days. Their students have already begun to benefit from their adventures, as their classes this year tracked manta ray sightings and studied volcanic activity and sea life. David Thorton passed away May 15, Submitted Photo assisted with musical productions and appeared on stage six times. David also tutored students at the Outreach Center. Notably during the summers, he served as the head rigger at Klipsch Music Center. It was a very cool summer gig! as he described in an , before he passed. He has scaled Mount Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia, and several of the tallest mountains in Colorado. Learn a little more about the life lived by Mr. Thorton at youtube.com/watch?v=og0hndndhaa&fe ature=share.
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11 The Southside Times NUTRITION White hats, black hats, good guys, bad guys. The dichotomy influences TV, classic literature, movies, and your temple. In life, balance is essential. When bad guys gain control of your inner universe, more good guys are required to restore peace. But its success requires your involvement. You re eating good guy bugs when you consume yogurt, kombucha, kefir, tempeh, miso and fermented Kim chi. Kombucha tea is my personal favorite. Your GI tract is a complex ecosystem where a delicate intestinal balance must exist, otherwise, a constellation of gut wrenching conditions can set roots. The GI tract, the width and length of a tennis court, is a universe inhabited by trillions of friendly and not-so-friendly microbes that must co-exist in balanced symbiosis. When bad bacteria get the upper hand things like candida s takes over, as well as a weakened immune system, constipation, urinary tract infections, IBS, Crohn s, gas, diarrhea, fatigue, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, and much more. For more than Probiotics: No guts, no glory Chef Wendell NUTRITIONIST 100 years, probiotic remedies have been used to fight infection. Lifestyle stresses, a processed junk food diet lacking in fresh produce, pollution, antibiotics and a lack of exercise can reduce the quantity of good bacteria in your intestine where 70% of your temple s immune response resides. Alas, much of the good bacteria you d normally consume through fresh fruits, vegetables, and milk products are destroyed in harsh, modern food preparation processes. Antibiotics (Anti-life) commit genocide on both good and bad bacteria, leaving you vulnerable to bacterial infections and GI disorders as the bad bacteria rule. Probiotic (Pro-life) refers to foods containing good bacteria with beneficial effects. Yes, antibiotics fight bacterial infections, although Psychology Today asserts they also exterminate both bad and good. Bummer. Friendly bacteria significantly boost your temple s reaction to toxins, pathogens, and poisons. Wondering why their belly extends, many America s colons are encrusted with accumulated poo. In some cases, as much as 40 pounds swelling your bowels to several times its diameter. Outof-balance Elvis had 60 pounds in him when HEALTH he checked out. Research reveals that friendly probiotic critters can be useful in treating irritable bowel disorder, gastric ulcers, diarrhea, terminal flatulence, yeast infections, allergies, colitis, constipation, and bowel cancer. Eating good bacteria keeps harmful microorganisms in check, aids digestion, nutrient absorption, and contributes to a kick-butt immune system. Good bacteria play a big role in cancer prevention and management by slowing down the bacteria growth that converts pro-carcinogens into cancer causing chemicals. Hence, every living soul could benefit by routinely consuming a few billion friendly microbial warriors. Researchers in Sweden discovered a group of employees who were given probiotics missed less work due to illness than did employees who were not given probiotics. Sometimes it s not what you eat as much as it s what you don t eat. "Your GI tract is a complex ecosystem " Chef Wendell is a nutritionist and motivational presenter. Contact him at ss-times.com Week of June 5-11, 2014, DO YOUR CARPETS MAKE YOU SICK? Experts claim they can! DUST MITES HOUSEHOLD MOLD FUNGUS Our deep cleaning process provides a hotter, more powerful cleaning than dry cleaning or portable devices - at 200 degrees, bugs and germs don t stand a chance Call today! Wilson Carpet Care Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back Proud members of SUMMER CLEANING SPECIAL clean the carpets in your $ living room, dining room & hall PLUS deodorizer for 99We ll one low price! (317) Offer good through 6/30/14 Wilson Carpet Care ASPEN TRACE OPEN HOUSE Sunday, June 8-1:00 to 4:00 Stop by! You ll find all this and more: Private suites for rehabilitation, long-term care, and memory care Spacious one and two-bedroom apartment homes for assisted living Unique neighborhoods with many amenities and conveniences Family is See what our family can do for yours. Aspen Trace is now open. Friendly faces, inviting spaces, and a great deal of love - this is what family s about. Call us at (317) to schedule a visit or explore our senior living and healthcare options for someone you love at South SR 135, Greenwood, Indiana Our Healthcare Center Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay, and Most Insurances
12 12 Week of June 5-11, 2014 ss-times.com CATHOLIC FESTIVALS 2014 The Southside Times Pictured: Oktoberfest at Holy Name in Submitted Photos Event and fundraising venue hosted by Holy Name FOCUS By Eric Ellis Oktoberfest 2014 is the main festival event and fundraising venue for Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church parish. A lively and entertaining street festival in the heart of Beech Grove, Oktoberfest draws revelers and families from across the Indianapolis area, thanks to its promise of a weekend devoted to food, fun and fabulous prizes. The well-known Indianapolis bands, the Flying Toasters and Polkaboy, will be performing once again this year. The weekend event culminates with the Winner take all $25,000 raffle on Saturday evening. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and can be purchased through the parish office. Don t miss your chance to be part of a tradition of neighborhood spirit and community celebration. History Jeff Woehler, Co-Chair of the event planning, said, We used to have our festivals in the summer months but then we had our gymnasium built and that took up some of the required space. This will be the third annual Oktoberfest since we ve had to compete with other parishes in the Indy area. We also have a lot of German heritage in the parish, Woehler said. We ve got Polkaboy as our authentic German music, authentic German food and the student body is going to put on a show or skit related to Germany prior to the main bands performances. Woehler went on to describe the process of planning since the parish started from scratch three years ago. We ve had various committees meeting weekly or monthly in order to work out all the details, Woehler said. We ve got to take care of the food, the licensing, the $25,000 raffle, the beer and wine, and all the other legal stuff. All said and done, it s going to take about 400 volunteers to make this big undertaking into a successful weekend. Woehler said the festival has brought in thousands of people from the Southside and greater Indianapolis area for the past few years. We re hoping to provide great food, great entertainment, have something for the kids as well as adults with fun activities really, something for everyone. Holy Name Catholic Festival Oktoberfest 2014 What: Oktoberfest is a community event that brings together generations of Holy Name parishioners, alumni, parents, students, donors, friends and supporters. More than 1,000 people attend this two-day event. When: Friday, October 3 from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, October 4 from 5 p.m. to midnight Where: Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church 89 N. 17th Ave. Beech Grove, IN
14 14 Week of June 5-11, 2014 ss-times.com CATHOLIC FESTIVALS 2014 The Southside Times St. Susanna Festival CARNIVAL RIDES Presented by Wabash Valley Shows Presale ride tickets are available by calling the parish office at Price: 12 Tickets for $15 Wristbands will be available Thursday night only for $25! FEATURED FOOD Friday- Pulled Pork Dinner Saturday- Steak Dinner ENTERTAINMENT Thurs: Infinity Dance Academy will perform (7:30 pm) Fri: Jimmy Ryser (7:30-8:30 pm) Sat: Chris and the Social Studs (7:30-10:00 pm) 1210 East Main Street Plainfield, IN Lic.# Th: 6-10 pm, Friday: 6-11 pm Sat: 4:30-Mid JUNE 12, 13 & 14 RAFFLE TICKETS can be purchased after all Masses or during the festival. Drawing will be held at 10 pm on Saturday night 1st - $1000 2nd- $600 3rd- $300 FEATURES Concessions International Food Tents: Booths for Polish, Italian German and Filipino foods! Kiddie Games Family Bingo Used Book Sale Beer and Gambling Tent Featuring a variety of games including Black Jack, Texas Poker and Roulette. Texas Hold em Tournament Saturday Night: $25 buy in at 7:30 pm NEW THIS YEAR WINE GARDEN! Bring this Coupon for a FREE Snow Cone for a Family of 4 Limit 4. No Reproduced copies or copies from the Internet. Community Funfest celebrates its 32nd year FEATURE By Eric Ellis The St. Mark Community Funfest is an annual tradition celebrating its 32nd year this June. According to Ann Berkemeier, this is the very first Southside parish to hold an annual festival. This year s celebration will showcase Instant Bingo, local music groups, food trucks, and even raffles and prizes. This year s main raffle grand prize is $2,500 cash or &3,400 credit toward one year of tuition at St. Mark grade school or Roncalli High School. Musical groups include Ray & Friends from 7 10 p.m. on June 13, Train Wreck from 8 11 p.m. on Friday and Tastes Like Chicken from 8 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. This year s Funfest will also feature a double zipline available only on Friday and Saturday. It will stretch the length of U.S. 31 in front of the former church and should provide zipliners with quite a view and quite a thrill. Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival June 13-14, 5 to 11 p.m. 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis holyrosaryindy.org Nativity Augustravaganza Aug. 18, 19 & 20, 4 p.m. to midnight 7225 Southeastern Ave. Indianapolis, IN Saints Francis & Clare Festival TBA, Late September 5901 Olive Branch Rd. Greenwood, IN Saint Jude Summer Festival June 19, 20 & 21, 5 to 11 p.m McFarland Rd., Indianapolis (317) History Thirty-two years ago, the festival began as a way for St. Mark to raise funds for the church and school. Now, though, Berkemeier said, it s more about bringing in the community. We want people to invite their friends and family, she said. This is how we build community. Even the theme of this year s celebration is Inviting. The festival has traditionally gone on for three nights, Thursday through Saturday. The Parish will hold an early mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday in order to accommodate the festivities. Food trucks that have come in the past will be back by popular demand this year in addition to grilled corn and elephant ears that are hand-prepared on-sight by parishioners. Also for the teens, we ll have something called smashcar, Berkemeier said. They ll be wearing protective gear and invited to beat up on an old car. Other activities include ring toss, mug slide (think shuffleboard but with mugs), dunk tanks, children s games, and raffles. St. Mark Catholic Festival Community Funfest What: St. Mark s 32nd Annual Community Funfest When: Thursday, June 12, from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 13, from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 14, from 5 to 11 p.m. Where: 535 E. Edgewood Ave. Indianapolis, IN Catholic Festival Directory Saint Mark Community Funfest June 12, 13 & 14, 5 to 11 p.m. 535 E. Edgewood Ave. Indianapolis, (317) Holy Name of Jesus Oktoberfest October 3 & 4, 5 p.m. to midnight 89 N. 17th Ave.. Beech Grove (317) Saint Roch Mayfest May 15, 16 & 17, 5 to 11 p.m S. Meridian St., Indianapolis mayfest.net Our Lady of Greenwood Parish Festival June 5-8, 5 p.m. to midnight 335 S. Meridian St. Greenwood (317)
15 2014 SUMMER FUN SAINT MARK June 12, 13 & 14 CHILDREN S GAMES TEEN AREA FESTIVAL FOOD LIVE MUSIC SIT-DOWN DINNERS in our air conditioned gymnasium BINGO RAFFLES MONTE CARLO Thursday, June 12th City BBQ Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Bingo: 7:00pm - 10:00pm Monte Carlo: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Live Music: Ray Cumberland & Friends 7:00pm - 10:00pm FUNFEST ZIP LINE! Photo courtesy of Anthony7051 Wikimedia FIRST ON THE SOUTHSIDE! GRAND PRIZE MAIN RAFFLE $2,500 CASH or one year s tuition at St. Mark Grade School or Roncalli High School (valued at up to $4,300). You need not be present to win. Friday, June 13th Youth Live Music Night: 7:30pm - 10:00pm in the Teen Tent Moe s Southwest Grill Sit Down Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Bingo: 7:00pm - 11:00pm Monte Carlo: 6:00pm - 11:00pm Live Music: Train Wreck 8:00pm - 11:00pm INFLATABLES FOOD TRUCKS CAR SMASH FAMILY FUN FOR ALL! MOBILE FOOD TRUCKS Brozinni Pizzeria s (Thurs-Fri) Italian Pizza and Knuckles Heine s Roast Beef (Thurs-Sat) World Famous Roast Beef Chef Dan s Indy (Thurs-Sat) Southern Comfort Cajun Food Der Pretzel Wagon (Thurs-Sat) Deli Pretzel Sandwiches Mrs Curl s Ice Cream (Thurs-Sat) A Southside Tradition! Saturday, June 14th Krispy Krunchy Fried Chicken Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Bingo: 7:00pm - 11:00pm Monte Carlo: 6:00 - Midnight Live Music: Tastes Like Chicken 8:00pm - 11:30pm We are conveniently located on the corner of US-31 and Edgewood Ave, just south of E Edgewood Ave Indianapolis, IN,
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17 The Southside Times BUSINESS Fresh Thyme Farmers Market announced Indiana s first store grand opening at 8750 US Highway 31 in the Indianapolis/Greenwood community. Doors open June 12 at 7 a.m. Fresh NIGHT & DAY Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opening first Indiana Store ss-times.com Week of June 5-11, 2014, Thyme CEO Chris Sherrell will join the Greenwood and Indianapolis Chambers of Commerce in the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:45 a.m. During the ceremony, Fresh Thyme will present matching donations of $2,500 to local nonprofit organizations Second Helpings and Johnson County Community Foundation. The first 250 guests on grand opening day will receive a limited edition, custom-designed Fresh Thyme reusable bag created specifically for Greenwood which will be filled with over $50 worth of healthy, delicious groceries. Guests should arrive early to reserve their spot in line; limit one bag per household. Samplings and giveaways will continue throughout the weekend in celebration of Father s Day. Basilmomma, Indy s own cooking personality, will host a Q&A and cooking demonstration Sunday, 12-3 p.m. For more information, visit freshthyme.com. AN OPTION Egg Rolls at Egg Roll King Chinese Restaurant. Egg Roll King Chinese Restaurant The scoop: If you are hungry and in a hurry, stop by the Egg Roll King at the intersection of Madison and East Stop 11 Road. It is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Indianapolis with a drive-through window. You can dine in or carry out. Buy three egg rolls and Lynn and her team will give you one egg roll for free. In addition, choose from their menu of popular Chinese dishes including Kung Pao Chicken (or Kung Pao Beef, Kung Pao Shrimp), Dragon and Phoenix, and Twice Cooked Pork. Their Asian cuisine comes at a great price: $4.50 luncheon specials and $5.99 combination meals. If you like seafood, jumbo shrimp is $8.95. Type of food: Chinese Price of entrees: $4.50 to $8.95. Specialties: Egg rolls and Egg Foo Young Recommendation: Pineapple Beef Hours: Sun. to Thurs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. to Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: 8021 S. Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN Phone: (317) Photos by Brian Ruckle BEHIND BARS Cheeseburger In Paradise Cocktail Bartender: Yoshi Baxter Ingredients and directions: Combine four layers of in-house products including sangria, frozen margarita, strawberry daiquiri, our world famous piña colada, floated on blue curaçao liquor. Create a sailboat out of an orange slice, a toothpick and a pineapple leaf. Place it in the glass heading toward a gummy cheeseburger. WHERE WE DINE Jennifer Newby, director of business development at Indiana Members Credit Union, lives in Greenwood Where do you like to dine? Fireside Brewhouse What do you like to eat there? I love their shrimp. It has the best sauce. It is great. What do you like about this place? I love that it is local and it has a local feel. It has a great outdoor patio and it is a good place for everyone to go after work and connect. Fireside Brewhouse is located at 997 E. County Line Rd. in Greenwood. The phone number is (317) From left, Mike Tapp, president of the Redevelopment Commission; Thom Hord, Greenwood Common Council representative; Rob Taggart, director of Greenwood Parks; Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers and Mike Sawa, president of the Greenwood Park Board. Coming together swimmingly City of Greenwood breaks ground for Aquatic Center in Freedom Park FEATURE By Eric Ellis Several representatives of the City of Greenwood gathered at Freedom Park, 850 Stop 18 Rd., on June 3 to break ground at the future site of the Greenwood Aquatics Center. The City of Greenwood has been in the works to construct an aquatic center since the early 2000s. After the Common Council unanimously approved of plans in 2012, official planning processes and budgeting began. The opening date for the Aquatics Center is scheduled for Memorial Day, May 25, Finally, finally, finally, it s happened! said Molly Laut, Marketing Coordinator for the City of Greenwood. At the ceremony, everyone had a chance to express their excitement, thanks and appreciation for all that has gone into making this project come together. Photo by Eric Ellis Quality of life is the cornerstone of community, said Mike Sawa, President of the Greenwood Park Board. We will now serve as a model for other communities to follow. Success for this project will be measured in smiles we will be very wealthy this time next year! Mayor Mark Myers said he was glad to beautify the area and to provide Greenwood residents with the new recreational center. I also want to thank all of the residents who stood behind us to make this happen, Mayor Myers said. Others present were representatives from the Skillman Corporation who will oversee the project as construction managers, Banning Engineering and Ratio, who are the architects and engineers. For more information, visit greenwood. in.gov or call (317)
18 18 Week of June 5-11, 2014 ss-times.com NIGHT & DAY The Southside Times CALENDAR FUNDRAISER Garfield Christian Church Sale With over 1,000 items old and new, there are treasures to be found at the annual rummage sale held in the air-conditioned church gym. The sale includes quality kids and baby clothes 50 cents and up, Baby equipment, adult clothes, sports items, furniture and collectibles. All good stuff is at bargain prices. Proceeds go for missionaries and baptistery repairs. When: June 5-6, 9 a.m. 7 p.m. Where: Garfield Christian Church, 1751 E. Walker Ave., Indianapolis. Info: Visit garfieldcc.org. Give Back Gals The Johnson County Community Foundation, Leadership Johnson County and Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County will host the 5th Annual Give Back Gals Ladies Golf Outing. When: June 11. Where: Hickory Stick Golf Club, 4422 Hickory Stick Blvd., Greenwood. Cost: Early Bird special until May 23 is $199. Info: Visit jccf.org or call (317) th Annual Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce s Golf Outing Sponsored by Marsh, this outing will have a shotgun start with lunch, beverages, putting contest and dinner. When: June 12, 10:30 a.m. check-in, noon start. Where: Valle Vista Golf Club, 755 E. Main St., Greenwood. Cost: $70 per person. Info: visit beechgrovechamber.org/june valle-vista.html. Beech Grove Alumni Association Celebration Dinner The Beech Grove High School Alumni Association s annual fundraising event to support the operating fund will take place. A silent auction will be held. When: June 14. Where: Primo Banquet Center. Info: Send a donation to P.O. Box 731, Beech Grove, IN or contact Crissy Spurgeon Grider, Golf Tournament The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864 in Greenwood will hold its 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Proceeds benefit the Military Assistance Program and many local chartable programs. When: June 14, 12:30 p.m. check-in. Where: Smock Golf Course, 3910 E. County Line Rd., Indianapolis. Cost: $240 per foursome. Info: Call (317) SOCIAL 22nd Annual Strawberry Festival The White River Township Fire Department (WRTFD) will host its 22nd Annual Strawberry Festival. This year s highlights include live music from local bands, free hot air balloon rides, vehicle extrication demonstration with the Indiana University Health LifeLine helicopter and much more. In addition to strawberry shortcakes, the WRTFD firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and staff will grill hamburgers, hotdogs, corn, ribeye sandwiches and more. When: June 6 and 7. Where: Sugar Grove Elementary, 4135 W. Smith Valley Rd., Greenwood. Info: Call Fire Chief Jeremy A. Pell, (317) First Fridays Decades Parties Garfield Park Conservatory will host monthly events that highlight a different decade and include trivia, prizes, music, dancing and more. When: June 6, 60 s Flower Power; Aug. 1, 70 s Disco; Sept. 5, 80 s Dance Party. Where: Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive. Info: contact Fritz Nerding, Conservatory Manager at (317) or Beech Grove Regionals Beech Grove s sectional championship baseball team with its 12 seniors will be able to enjoy graduation ceremonies Saturday at 10 a.m. and still compete in the Crawfordsville Regional that afternoon. The Hornets, champions of the Danville Sectional, play Edgewood in the second game of the regional. Originally Beech Grove was scheduled to play at 1 p.m. which would have made it difficult for graduating seniors. When: June 7, 6 p.m. Contact Matt English, athletic director, Beech Grove Bowl Special Roller s League The league dedicated to kids of all ages and skill levels, especially those with special needs, will kick off. When: Starts June 7 for 8 weeks, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Where: Beech Grove Bowl, 95 N. 2nd Ave., Beech Grove. Info: Visit bgbowl.com. Authors Fair This event will feature books by Franklin Township authors and including an opportunity to meet the authors in person there will also be prizes, refreshments and more. When: June 7, 1 4 p.m. Where: Franklin Road Library s community room. Info: visit FTHS.org. 28th Annual Wanamaker s Old Settlers Day Street Fair and Classic Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Show There will be more than 100 booths with art, antiques, crafts, food, entertainment, games, community organizations and flea market items. When: June 8, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Where: 8800 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. Info: Sponsored by the Franklin Township Lions Club. them at Wolf Adventures Saints Francis and Clare Catholic School will hold its newest camp, Extreme Wolf Adventures where older campers can play laser tag, canoe, zip line and more. Choose 1 day, 1 week or all summer. This is for 3 years old to 8th grade. When: June 9 - July 25, flexible drop-off and pick-up time. Where: 5901 Olive Branch Rd., Greenwood. Info: Visit ssfcschool.org or call (317) Ave Maria Guild The guild will have a Guest Day Luncheon with the theme Sailing into Summer. Bring a covered dish and nonperishable item to be donated to St. Vincent de Paul or Servant s Heart. When: June 10, 12 p.m. Where: Info: Visit stpaulhermitage.org. Beech Grove Historical Society Susan Sutton from Indiana Historical Society will present a side show and talk on Beech Grove history, the railroad and Indianapolis. When: June 11, 6:30 p.m. Where: Beech Grove Public Library, lower level. Info: Visit beechgrove.com. Camp Can Do This summer kids ages with autism can stay physically active and mentally engaged by signing up for the Johnson County Autism Support Group s day camp. When: Session 1; June & Session 2; July Where: Whiteland Community High School s 9th Grade Center. Cost: Varies for age. Info: visit jcasg.com/camp-can-do or contact Amanda Cooper at (317) or WORKSHOP Marion County Well & Septic Workshop Speakers include Mark Basch of Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Gretchen Quirk of Marion County Public Health Department, Jason Ravenscroft of Marion County Public Health Department and Bill Grout of Citizens Energy Group. When: June 9, 6-8 p.m. Where: Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis. Info: Call (317) LIBRARY Capture Greenwood Capture what Greenwood means to you with this Community Art Project. Participants are encouraged to take photographs capturing their favorite parts of the Greenwood community. Photographs will then be included in the 150th Greenwood Anniversary exhibit this summer. Printed photographs can be dropped off at the 2nd floor reference desk. When: Now-June 30. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian St. Info: Spark a Reaction T-Shirts Spark a reaction by creating unique tie-dyed or bleached t- shirts. Bring a new white (for tie-dye) or black/ dark colored cotton t-shirt (for bleached) and dress for mess. Attendees must be between grades of 5 and 12. When: June 5, 3-4 p.m. Where: White River library branch, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. Info: Visit pageafterpage.org or call (317) Summer Scrapbooking Create one summer-themed scrapbook page along with a miscellaneous card. Presenter Gina Eriksson will provide all the scrapbooking materials, but please bring a pair of scissors with you. Attendees must be between grades of 7 and adult. When: June 5, 7-8 p.m. Where: White River library branch, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. Info: Visit pageafterpage.org or call (317) Furry Friends For grades K-5, the dogs are back and ready to read. Sign up today. When: Every Thursday in June and July, 5 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. Block Party Fridays Join every Friday afternoon in June and July for LEGO and Duplo fun. No registration is required. When: Every Friday in June and July, 2-4 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. Lego Technic Grades 3-5 can join LEGO master Johnnie Appel and learn to build working LEGO machines complete with motors and moveable parts. When: Every Friday in June and July, 2-4 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. Harry Potter Club Enjoy lively book discussions, trivia contests, crafts, games, and snacks. The Sorting Hat will place you in a house, and there will be opportunities for you to earn house points for your team! When: June 6, 4:30 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. Family Game Day at Southport Families and children can drop in any time to make new friends while playing board games and solving puzzles. When: June 7, 12-4 p.m. Where: Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Rd. Info: Call (317) Many Cultures, Many Instruments Children of all ages and families are invited to enjoy a musical walk around the globe. Yurtfolk will play a collection of uncommon and unusual instruments that tell a story about different cultures. When: June 7, 2 p.m. Where: Fountain Square Branch, 1066 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis. Info: Call (317) Mad Science Mad Science is back with more interactive (and explosive) science fun. When June 7, 1:30 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call Backyard Scientist Grades 5-K can have science fun around the house. When: June 9, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. English for Life and Work Adults can learn the English skills needed for everyday living and to communicate in the workplace. Topics include daily greetings, emergency situations and more. This series is designed for beginning English as a Second Language learners. When: June 9, 16, 23 & 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Where: Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Rd., Indianapolis. Info: Call (317) BG Chatterbooks Adult book discussion group monthly meeting will discuss The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnow. When: June 9, 6:30 p.m. Where: Beech Grove Public Library, 1102 Main St. Info: Visit bgpl.lib.in.us/. Critter Chats Children of all ages can meet animals face-to-face with this presentation by Animalia. When: June 10 and 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Rd. Info: Call (317) Critter Chats Children of all ages can meet animals face-to-face during this presentation by Animalia. When: June 10, 17 and 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Where: Fountain Square Branch, 1066 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis. Info: Call (317) Teen Room Open House Learn about all of the opportunities GPL s Teen Room has to offer. There will be games, crafts, maker kits and more. When June 10, 1 4 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian.
19 The Southside Times Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary. us. How to Train Your Dragon Day Celebrate the upcoming release of How To Train Your Dragon 2 and the book series by Cressida Cowell with a day filled with dragon related activities. When: June 11, all day. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. Summer Family Concerts Children of all ages can jam in any language this summer. Three different bands will play throughout the Library system, and kids will have a chance to help out with the music during these 45-minute performances. This concert will be presented by the Jump Starters Trio, featuring New Orleans & Cajun music. When: June 11, 2 p.m. Where: Franklin Road Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Rd., Indianapolis. Info: Call (317) Used Book Sale Stop by the Friends Used Book Sale. When: June Friends preview night is June 12, 4-8 p.m. Regular sale is June 13, 9 a.m. 6 p.m.; June 14, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. and June 15, 1-4 p.m. Where: White River Branch, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood. Info: Call (317) Paper Bead Jewelry Workshop Children ages 7 and up can learn the worldwide art of using paper to make jewelry during this workshop presented by Art With a Heart. When: June 12, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Where: Franklin Road Branch, 5550 S. Franklin Rd., Indianapolis. Info: Call (317) Duct Tape Tote Bag Workshop Children ages 8 and up can create a tote bag for all their travels out of duct tape during this workshop presented by Art With A Heart. When: June 12, 2 p.m. Where: Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Rd. Info: Call (317) Teen Nerd Out Over Star Wars Join us every Thursday this summer as we Nerd Out over Star Wars. We ll have crafts, games, and trivia, Star Wars style. When: June 12, 19, 26 from 1 4 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. Calligraphy with Patty Coulter Join local artist, Patty Coulter for an introduction to calligraphy. When: June 12, 6 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. Critter Shows Children of all ages can engage in the show presented by Animalia that introduces them to up to five different animals. When: June 13, 3 p.m. Where: Garfield Park Branch, 2502 Shelby St., Indianapolis. Info: Call (317) Nerdy Murder Mystery Party There s murder afoot and the cast of suspects is quite spectacular. Join us as we get into character, eat some pizza, and try to solve a mystery! There are only 15 spots and registration is first-comefirst-serve. When: June 13, 5 p.m. Where: Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian. Info: call or visit greenwoodlibrary.us. MUSIC Music in the Gardens Garfield Park Sunken Gardens presents The Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra. When: June 5, 7 p.m. Where: 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis. Info: Call (317) or visit indy.gov/concerts. The Woomblies Rock Orchestra Indy Parks Concerts & Movies presents the 2014 Garfield Park MacAllister Amphitheater Signature Series, a pair of ticketed events featuring regional entertainment. When: June 7, 7 p.m. Where: 2405 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis. Cost: $5. Children 2 and under are free. Info: Call (317) FAITH Godspell Jr. Center Grove Church will present Godspell Jr. When: June 6 and 7, 7 p.m. and June 8, 3:30 p.m. Where: 2340 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood. Info: Visit and buy tickets at centergrovechurch.org. Come Hear the Cavaliers Quartet Since 1993, the Cavaliers have traveled the county singing the praises of Christ. Come hear the uplifting music and ballads. When: June 8, 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Where: Edgewood United Methodist Church, 1820 E. Epler Ave., Indianapolis. Info: Visit edgewoodumc.com. MEETING Quilt Connection Guild This regular meeting will host Bonnie from Tree City Stitchers in Greensburg, who will share new techniques and her ideas on quilting. When: June 5, 7 p.m. Where: Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood. Info: Visit quiltconnectionguild.webs.com. HEALTH Smoking Cessation Classes learn to overcome your tobacco addiction through the interactive class created by the American Lung Association. When: Tuesdays in June and July, 6-7 p.m. Where: White River Branch, 1664 Library Blvd., Greenwood.. Info: Call Bob Smith at (317) BUSINESS Indiana Members Credit Union hosts mortgage events Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU), Central Indiana s largest credit union, hosts a special mortgage event and answers real estate questions. IMCU Loan Officer, Kelly Mitchell, will be onsite at the IMCU Southside location, 5047 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, available to answer mortgage questions on June 7, 14 and 28, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact IMCU Loan Officer, Kelly Mitchell, (317) , NIGHT & DAY ss-times.com Week of June 5-11, 2014, Maleficent a far, far cry from being magnificent MOVIE REVIEW On television and in theaters, fairytales seem to be experiencing a rebirth by becoming one of the hottest trends in entertainment as of late. Whether it be last year s awful Jack the Giant Slayer, Alice in Wonderland a few years back, the ABC TV series, Once Upon A Time, or next year s live-action Cinderella film, fairytales are the new thing. Hoping to profit off of the recent live action fairy tale movement, Disney released this past weekend the new film, Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. The newest film from the house of mouse, Maleficent, has Angelina Jolie in the title role as the evil fairy. The film begins by giving the origins of the tale of Maleficent as a sweet, young, naïve fairy soaring aimlessly about the forest. Like most fairytales, a romance develops. A young, human boy, Stefan, catches the eye of Maleficent and soon the two are inseparable. Stefan s ambition and yearning for a brighter future lead him to ultimately commit an act that changes his life and the life of Maleficent forever. Through her bitterness and rage at Stefan, Maleficent casts a spell on his first-born daughter, Aurora. It is at this point the fairy tale becomes more familiar to everyone in the audience. Adam Staten MOVIE REVIEW Father s Day 2014 Even though this film is technically live-action because actors are on screen, there is still a fair amount of special effects and computer generated imaging. And that s fine, but too often the film focuses on the lush environment someone with a computer created. It gets to the point that whenever the director can t figure out what to do, the film cuts to Maleficent lurking around a tree. The surroundings are visually stunning, but you would think since you have real actors on screen they should be the focus of the film and unfortunately that s not the case. For a film with very poor and often wandering direction, Jolie manages to keep the film together. Her performance is the sole ingredient that keeps this film from being a pain to watch. Even with a slow, draggy story, her dead-on look and performance, as the deliciously sinister villain is something to see. Because of the familiar story and Jolie s star power, Maleficent will probably go on to gross several hundred million easy. However, because of poor direction and a slowly developing plot, the film is hampered quite a bit. A 2.5 of out 5. Adam Staten lives in Perry Township and is a movie buff. Staten graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Communication Studies. Why I like spending time with dad! Father s Day is a time-honored tradition that allows us a day of celebration with our father! Though we try our best to appreciate Dad the whole year round, we sometimes lose track of all he s done for us. Take this Father s Day as an opportunity to show Dad how much you care with a genuine letter from you, personally! We know it s difficult sharing all the great things about your father in just one page, but we ask that entries do not exceed a single page or 300 words. Elementary or middle school students from Beech Grove, Center Grove, Fountain Square, Franklin Township, Greenwood and Perry Township are eligible to submit one entry per child. Please include your name, age, grade, and school or home address on the letter as well. The best entries will be selected and published on our June 12 issue and one lucky winner will receive a fabulous prize. Deadline for submissions is June 7. Mail or drop off your entry to: ATTN: Father s Day, The Southside Times, 7670 S. US 3, Indianapolis, IN Or entries to: CONTEST!
20 20 Week of June 5-11, 2014 ss-times.com The Southside Times n Beech Grove High School Joe Pich, Valedictorian Future education: Wabash College If you could start high school over again, what would you do differently? I would play more sports and be involved in more extracurricular activities. Joe Pich If you could be the best at one thing, what would it be? I would be the best at problem solving because if you can solve a problem well, you can do almost anything in life successfully. What famous person would you like to meet and why? I would like to meet Will Ferrell because he would be a funny person to have a conversation with and I feel like he would have some very interesting stories to tell. In 50 years, suppose you are asked to write a book about your life. What would the title be? The Keys to a Happy Life because I would hope that looking back over my life, it would be full of happiness. Michael Jennings school experience. Michael Jennings, Salutatorian Future education: Wabash College If you could start high school over again, what would you do differently? I would get more involved with different activities. I wish I would have player more sports and been a part of more clubs also. Other than that I would not change anything. I have loved my high If you could be the best at one thing, what would it be? Socializing with people. I am a pretty sociable person, but understanding people and having good relationships with them is key to leading a good life. Also being nice is an underappreciated value in today's world in my opinion which is an important part of being sociable with people. What famous person would you like to meet and why? Michael Jordan. I would choose to meet him because he never stopped trying to prove he was the best even when he was already considered the best. He never stopped working at his trade and felt like he could always improve something to be better. This is a very admirable trait and I think it s something everyone can learn from. In 50 years, suppose you are asked to write a book about your life. What would the title be? The Keys to Living a Happy Life This would mean that I am satisfied with what I have done and have lived a happy life which is really all I could want in life. GRADUATION 2014 Class of 2014 Get a glimpse into the personalities of top-ranked Southside graduates n Center Grove High School Ian Allan Kenney, Valedictorian Future education: Purdue University If you could start high school over again, what would you do differently? I wouldn't try to be valedictorian as hard as I have been trying. Instead, I would take classes purely because they interest Ian Allan Kenney me and that aren't necessarily weighted, but would best prepare me for college. For example, I think that Central 9 is very underrated. I wish I could have stayed in the orchestra. I wish I could have taken nonweighted computer programming and etymology. If the school would let me stay another year, I would fill my schedule with seven more fascinating classes. If you could be the best at one thing, what would it be? I would want the purest heart that is right with God or I would want the most wisdom. What famous person would you like to meet and why? I have many famous people that inspire me. Gordon Lightfoot, the Moody Blues, Pope Francis, and President Jimmy Carter are the most influential to me right now, so I would probably choose President Carter if I could just meet one. Don't even get me started on all of the deceased famous people that I would love to meet. Just listen to Dion's 1968 hit, "Abraham, Martin, and John. In 50 years, suppose you are asked to write a book about your life. What would the title be? I can't help but answer that question with hymn titles. Here are some ideas: It is Well with My Soul; God will Take Care of You (just be patient and remember in his word how he feeds the little bird); Sweeter as the Years Go By (perhaps this is my favorite); Wisdom is More Precious than Silver or Gold; Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus; Take Every Day for What it's Worth (a God-given privilege to help others and enjoy yourself while you're at it); Live Every Day as if it Were Your Last (because you never know when your last day will be). Erica McGraw, Salutatorian Future education: Indiana University If you could start high school over again, what would you do differently? I wouldn't sweat the small stuff. Instead of constantly stressing over schoolwork, I would keep the bigger picture in mind. Erica McGraw Getting a B on a test has absolutely no effect on your life in the long-run, and I wish I had realized that. If you could be the best at one thing, what would it be? I would be the best person I can be. I want to do everything in my life to the best of my ability and use every ounce of potential God's blessed me with. I want to be genuinely kind to everyone I encounter, reserve judgment, and demonstrate As Southside schools wrap up their school year, many graduates have already stepped to receive that diploma and move onto their next stages in life. As they make that transition from high school life and move on to other areas, now is a time when many graduates are reflecting back on their experiences and looking forward to creating new ones. Here, learn more about those who ranked at the tops of their classes Compiled by Nicole Davis patience. What famous person would you like to meet and why? I would love to meet Ruby Bridges. Ever since I saw the Ruby Bridges movie in elementary school, I've considered her a hero of mine. Her story is incredible and I credit her for my passion for school. She had to face so much adversity just to attend her elementary school, and a story like hers makes you realize how lucky you are to have a safe school to go to. In 50 years, suppose you are asked to write a book about your life. What would the title be? You Only Live Once but if Done Right, Once is Enough (Based off of the quote by Mae West). n Franklin Central High School Priya Singh Claire Lee Priya Singh, Valedictorian Future education: Indiana University, studying physics Claire Lee, Co-Salutatorian Future education: Purdue University, studying political science/economics pre law Eman Mozaffar, Salutatorian Future Education: Indiana University (Bloomington) for Journalism (Pre-law) If you could start high school over again, what would you do differently? I was a completely different person my freshman year. I was quite meek and afraid of putting myself out there. If I had the chance, I would go into the past and tell myself that I have no reason to be shy, and that I should work to be proactive and involved as soon as possible. If you could be the best at one thing, what would it be? I would love to be the best at convincing people. Being Eman Mozaffar right is pretty useless when everyone thinks you're crazy. This is a very relevant ability for what I'm going into, which is journalism and hopefully law, and it would be a helpful skill for the everyday world. When it would come to verbal arguments, there would be no getting past me. What famous person would you like to meet and why? Meeting Mindy Kaling would be an honor. She's inspired me a lot, mostly because not only is she hilarious, but she is also extremely successful in many facets. She proves that it's possible, so maybe I will be able to follow in her footsteps. In 50 years, suppose you are asked to write a book about your life. What would the title be? E-Man, Master of the Universe.