In a world where it seems like everyone’s just going in circles, it’s nice to know some people are doing it for a reason.
In 1985, one man decided he’d circle a track for 24 hours. I know, crazy – right? He must be a mental case, or the worst kind of out of touch person: a politician. But no, it turns out he did it in an attempt to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The Noble County Relay For Life has set a goal to raise $49,000 this year toward the fight against cancer, and they want to organize 40 teams to do it with.
So far 22 teams have registered for the American Cancer Society event, which begins at 10 a.m. May 19 at the West Noble High School, south of Ligonier. Anyone wishing to form or join a team, or help out in any other way, can register online at…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
A lot of great or famous people come from Indiana. (You can be famous without being great, of course – especially these days.) I recently read of the death of a man who isn’t well known, but probably should be – a man who hailed from Professor Harold Hill’s favorite place, Gary, Indiana.
Gary is, of course, the former stomping grounds of the Jackson family, who have some small amount…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
One of those weird things that gives new writers a surreal feeling: Storm Chaser is a library book, available at all three branches of the Noble County Public Library:
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 21, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
While the May 19-20 Noble County Relay For Life can be a fun activity for participants, they never lose site of the real reason for this American Cancer Society event: fighting cancer.
That’s why the Relay’s March 14 Team Captain meeting came with a reminder that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to remember that colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of the disease in males, and the fourth leading cause in…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 18, 2012 at 4:32am — No Comments
In all the fuss lately I forgot to mention that I hit 50,000 words on the first draft of the Storm Chaser sequel. Cue party!
Unfortunately, I may have to put it aside for a little while, because I need to finish up the fire history book in time for the Albion Fire Department's 125th anniversary in just over a year -- the perfect time for a book launch.
Remember, though, that the Storm Chaser short story collection, Storm Chaser Shorts,…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 17, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
I hear it’s been a bad year for ice fishing. I thought every year was a bad year for ice fishing.
I mean, it involves standing out on a frozen lake in the middle of winter, for crying out loud. That’s not a hobby – it’s something the Taliban would use to torture people into confessions.
A bad year means it’s been too warm to get good ice – “good” ice, by the way, is what you put in your…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments