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A tradition continued in Geneva on Thanksgiving day.
And, judging by the enthusiasm in the voices of many of the two dozen or so volunteers on hand, the event’s future is in good hands.
The 31st annual free Thanksgiving meal was prepared and served or delivered to some 250 area residents Thursday, courtesy of the giving spirit of area merchants and individuals and selfless volunteers. The community event has taken place since 1983.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state health commissioner is urging Indiana residents to get flu shots, saying it helps prevent many from getting sick. Dr. Jerome Adams says influenza is unpredictable, but it claims several thousand American lives every year.
Influenza is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that is spread by respiratory droplets from close contact with infected people or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects.
Tracie Fuhrman and Kayden Hunter, students at Southeast Elementary, show how to plant a fish with corn seed. Students read poems and books about Thanksgiving and earlier this week followed a recipe for creating pudding cups. The students crumbled Oreos on top for dirt and planted their (candy) corn seed and added a (Swedish) fish for the fertilizer, just as the Indians taught the Pilgrims.
Despite reportedly lower unemployment rates and rebounding economy, the number of people in need this holiday season is great, and compassion has moved many to help.
Compassionate Ministries, 164 N Jefferson St. in Berne, is a poverty relief organization serving southern Adams County. Started in 1986, the organization has been led by Rev. Don Sauls for several years.
In 1983, Geneva Pizza King owners Ruth Brown and Connie Lunn came up with the idea of offering a free Thanksgiving meal to residents of Limberlost Apartments who didn’t have a place to go for the holiday to enjoy a good, hearty feast.
The Daily Democrat once again this year will publish a Thanksgiving Day edition and subscribers will receive their papers early Thursday morning.
The newspaper’s business office will be closed Thursday to allow employees to spend the holiday with their families.
Thanks also go out to subscribers for their patience and understanding during our current carrier shortage.
At last week’s Adams County Commission meeting, a number of local residents appeared before the board to asked them to consider moving the proposed new superior court building away from the children of St. Joseph School and Sonrise Daycare Center to the 162-acre tract of land recently acquired off Winchester Road south of Decatur for the construction of a new county jail.
VATICAN CITY — Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese of the Roman Catholic Church was a concelebrant of the 7 a.m. morning Mass Monday with Pope Francis at the chapel in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where the pope lives. Rhoades read part of the Eucharistic Prayer in Italian.
The bishop is in Rome with a contingency from Saint Mary’s College, who were expected to arrive in Rome for a presentation of a report titled “Voices of Young Catholic Women” to the pope.
Unemployment rates in Adams and surrounding counties inched higher during October, according to the latest report issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Adams County’s October jobless rate stood at 4.6 percent, up from 4.3 percent one month earlier. One year ago the county’s unemployment rate was at 6 percent. Jobless rates in the county peaked at 15.2 percent in July of 2010.