August 31, 2014

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“STEM” Camp sparks students interests
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:09 PM

In July, the Education Center of Rising Sun offered two STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) camps.  These camps were based on the NASA IGNITE curriculum which was developed through NASA for afterschool and summer camps. The camp was designed to create a memorable and enjoyable learning experience and teach students how STEM is part of everyday life. 

Students participating in the camps were: Ashley Bowne, Ella Eldrige, Max Bowne, Brady Russell, Jazmin Brittain, Caydence Morris, Caterina Russell and Chris Bowne. 

Astrobiology was the first day of camp, where Instructor Matthew Adams lead the students in various activities and adventures answering questions about: What is a Scientist or an Astrobiologist?; What is the Drake equation?; Do Aliens exist?, What is living or not?; What does life need and where does life live? Students looked at our solar system and tried to determine whether life could exist in other places? It was a great day full of exploring, activities, questions and most of all fun!

Our second day was led by Instructor Sandra Bowlus. Mrs. Bowlus led the students in Survival – Food for Thought.

Students looked at food preparation, selection and planning and serving food in space. They also learned how NASA has improved food we eat and helped through technology to preserve foods.

Students also did activities with ripening foods, mold growth and a demonstration on germs.  They were able to create menus and select balanced meals for astronauts.  Again, lots of activities, eating, interaction and fun!

We could not have had these camps without some very great sponsors. We would like to thank the following for helping us begin the first of many STEM camps: Denver Siekman Education Program, OMI/Freshwave, City of Rising Sun and the Ohio County Community Foundation.   

The Education Center of Rising Sun will be hosting more one-day STEM camps throughout the year for K-8th graders. Our next camps will be scheduled during the week of  Oct. 13-17.  

For more information call 812-438-2437, for updates check out our website: or like us on Facebook for updates!

Willhite named first recipient of the Lois C. Mora & Gertrude Schockley Keller Scholarship
Written by Denise Burdette   
Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:52 PM

The Ohio County Community Foundation has named Sydney Willhite as the first recipient of the Lois C. Mora & Gertrude Schockley Keller Scholarship. The scholarship was recently awarded to Sydney by Holt Hoffman, President of the Ohio County Community Foundation Board of Directors.

The scholarship award is $1,000 and can be used for tuition or books at any two or four year college or technical school. The recipient must be a current year, graduating senior from Rising Sun High School desiring to pursue a career in the field of healthcare, medicine or nursing. The scholarship was established within the Ohio County Community Foundation as bequeathed by Lois C. Mora to honor the memory of Gertrude Shockley Keller.

Sydney Willhite is the daughter of Greg and Kelly Willhite. Sydney will attend Indiana University to purse a degree in Biology.

Contributions can be made to the Lois C. Mora & Gertrude Schockley Keller Scholarship in the Ohio County Community Foundation office located at 330 Industrial Access Drive, PO Box 170; Rising Sun. Donations can be made in memory or honor of a loved one.

For information concerning scholarships administered by the Ohio County Community Foundation, please contact the Foundation office at 812-438-9401 or visit the Foundation website at

Women on Missions
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:51 PM

Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, Women on Missions enjoyed their meal at the Crossroads in Versailles.

President Juanita Radcliff had a short lesson on prayer.

Also enjoying the evening were Sheilia McAlister with her cousin Sue as a guest Darla Williams, Connie Baldwin and daughter Kelly, Betty Burgess, Carolyn Leming, Beth Markland, Patty Helton, Betty Ashcraft, Sharon Level, Marilyn Watkins, Katherine Turner and Alanna Smith.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:50 PM

On August 12, 2014 Windstormers Extension Homemakers met at Rising Sun Church of Christ at 6:30 p.m. to carpool to The Waters Nursing Home to visit with and pass outboxes of tissues to residents, returned to RSCC for meeting at 7 p.m.

Carolyn Titkemeyer gave the Pledge to the Flag and the Homemakers Creed. Treasurer report given by Rosie Hewitt, $6.05 collected for Coins for Friends, and a $5 donation from Mary Dolan with a balance of $172.72 Secretary report given by Pat Morris, no meeting in July.

Kay Rager made motion to increase dues to $8.00. Rosie Hewitt seconded. Motion passed.

In Attendance: Carolyn Titkemeyer, Karen Sprague, Jeanne Sabo, Kay Rager, Jill Elliott, Betty Pavy, Rosie Hewitt, Jan Turner, Carolyn Brown, Rose Marie Curry, Mary Younger and Pat Morris Roll Call was “Name your most used appliance.”

Calendar passed around to sign up to help bag groceries for RS school food program in September and October.
Cards passed around to be signed for Betty Gossman, Mary Dolan, Margaret Nixon. Extension Homemakers Board passed motion to donate $50.00, in memory of Ginger Stowell, to the Purdue Cancer Research.

Madison Fall District Meeting-Jefferson County, Aug. 27, 2014. Money needs to be in by Friday, Aug 15, for those attending. Meet at Rising Sun Church of Christ at 7:45 a.m. to carpool.

Members will meet at RCCS Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. to make muffins for Navy Bean Festival. Fall outing Tuesday, Oct. 14, for Schenck Mansion Bed and Breakfast Inn, Vevay, Ind. Tour and Lunch $15.95. Need 15 to attend.

Monthly Volunteer Hours paper passed around to record amount of hours members worked for month of July.
Lesson given by Jeannie Sabo “Food Products Dating”. Handouts given to members with information on this subject.

Refreshments were served by Carolyn Titkemeyer and Jeannie Sabo. Lemon dessert and chocolate cake.

A motion to adjourn was made and seconded with all in agreement.

Respectfully submitted by,
Pat Morris, Secretary

Dearborn County Hospital June 2014
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Friday, August 15, 2014 12:28 PM