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Tipton County Tribune (Newspaper) - April 21, 1990, Tipton, Indiana PAGE 4 Saturday, AprN 21. 1990Lifestyles What’s doing in Elwood SATURDAY APRIL 21 AWP — 6:30 p.m. game night, Senior Guild, Alexandria. Easter Egg Hunt — 11 a.m. Callaway Park. Sponsored by the Moose lodge. In case of rain, the event will be Sunday. VFWPost 5782- 11:30 a.m. lunch; 1 p.m. games. Fish Fry—4:30-8 p.m., Rigdon Lions Club Building. Adults, $5; children 5-12, $2.50. Carry-outs available. Open to public. SUNDAY APRIL 22 Eagles Open Sunday—1 p.m., pitch-in dinner. Members only, no children or guests. MONDAY APRIL 23 Card party — 7 p.m., St. Joseph Center, Sponsored by Womens Community Service Club. Lady Lions — 6:30 p.m., Mangas Cafeteria. UMW — 7:30 p.m., home of Gayle Garver. Fifty Plus Club — breakfast,^ Jim Dandy. Elwood Chapter of American Diabetes Association — 7 p.m., Elwood Public Library; speaker. Delta Theta Tau Pledge Tea— 7:30 p.m., Frankton Christian Church. Women of the Moose — 7 p.m. AA — 8 p.m., closed meeting; First United Methodist Church. Euchre — 7 p.m.. Eagles. Euchre — 7 p.m.. Senior Guild, Alexandria. Al-Anon — 8 p.m., closed meeting for family and spouses'of alcoholics. First United Methodist Church basement. Weight Watchers — 6 p.m.. Railroadmen's Federal. Boy Scout Troop 375 — 6-7 p.m.. First Church of God, 1929 S. J. Aaron Perkins, scoutmaster. International Weight Watchers — 7 p.m.. Railroadmen’s Federal. Elwood Community Food and Clothing Pantry — 6-9 p.m., 1340 S. B St. TUESDAY APRIL 24 Sigma Alpha Chi — 6:30 p.m., home of EvelynWelKfbf, 1900 N.. F St.; formal initiation. ' Philathea Coworkers of Grace United Methodist Church — 1:30 p.m., place to be announced. AWP — 9 a.m. breakfast. Aunt Ida’s, Alexandria. • TOPS 325 — 8:30 a.m. weigh-in; 9 a.m. meeting. East Main Street Christian Church. TOPS 148-<i^ 6 p.m. weigh-in; 7 p.m. meeting, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Moose Lodge — 7 p.m. officers; 8 p.m., regular meeting. Sigma Phi Gamma Guest Party Í — 7:30 p.m., home of Barbara McAdams, Frankton. WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 I Delta Hand Club—6:30 p.m., home of Bess Strong. OES — 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple. Al-Anon — 7 p.m., open meeting for family and spouses of alcoholics. New Outlook Office of Center for Mental Health. AA—8 p.m., open meeting, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Moose Lodge — 6:30 p.m. games. VFW Ladies Auxiliary - 7:30 p.m. Elwood Community Food and Clothing Pantry — 9 a.m. to noon, 1340 S. B St. Literati — 7:30 p.m., horned Doris Neese. THURSDAY APRIL 26 Movin On Home Extension Club — 6 p.m., home of Edith ^berson. Salad pitch-in. Merrie Missus Home Ec Club — 1:30 p.m., home of Joan Wittkamper. Euchre — 7 p.m.. Senior Citizens Center. Cooperative Homemakers — 11:30 a.m., M¿;ngas Cafeteria. FRIDAY APRIL 27 Moose Lodge — 5 p".m. steak supper for members. $5 per person. Former Leeson emptoyees — 11 a.m. lunch, Jim Dandy. Elwood 12 and 12 — 8 p.m., closed meeting; Mental Health Center. Narcotics Anonymous Elwood Tough Love Group — 6 p.m., Mercy Hospital. Open speaker meeting. Elwood Community Food and Clothing Pantry — 9 a.m. - noon; 1340 S. B St. AWP — 6:30 p.m. game night. Senior Guild, Alexandria Eagles Lodge — 7 p.m. games. VFW — 6 p.m. euchre. Frankton American Legion Post 469 S. A.L — 6 to 8 p.m., fish fry; $3.50 dinner, includes fries, slaw and roll. SATURDAY APRIL 28 AprilFest — uptown Elwood. VFW Post 5782 — 11:30 a.m. lunch; 1 p.m. games. What’s doing in Tipton SATURDAY APRIL 21 11 a.m. — Kempton Volunteer Fire Department Auction, to benefK Bonus twins, at Kempton National Guard Armory. 7 p.m. — Euchre party, Sharpsville Lions Club. 7 p.m. — Euchre party, Tipton Lions Club. 8 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, community room. Doctors Park. MONDAY APRIL 23 Noon — Human Resource Center, lunch for senior citizens. 7 p.m. — Rachel/Rebecca Circle, at home of Betty Stoops. 7:30 p.m. — Tipton County Historical Society, at Tipton County Public Library, Marlene Burns, speaker. TUESDAY APRIL 24 Noon — Human Resource Center, lunch for senior citizens. 2 p.m. — Blood pressure screening, health office, first floor of courthouse, until 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. — Free Bean Supper, - Meet Your Candidates, at Madison Township fire barn, sponsored by Tipton County Democrat Central Committee, until 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. — Waistline Therapy, weigh-in, business meeting at 7 p.m.. West Street Christian Church. 7 p.m. — Friends of the Library, at the Tipton County Public Library meeting room, Mrs. Farnham, guest speaker, public invited. 8 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, community room. Doctors Park.- 8 p.m.—American Legion Post 46. WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 6:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club, Jim Dandy Restaurant. Noon — Human Resource Center, lunch for senior citizens. 7 p.m. — All circles of Kemp United Methodist Church, in fellowship hall, Ann Meloche, guest speaker. 7:30 p.m. — Tipton Lions Club, members, clubhouse. 7:30 p.m. — Stanley Party at the Hobbs Christian Church, sponsored by the Ladies Aid. THURSDAY APRIL 26 Noon Human Resource Center, lunch for senior citizens. Noon — Rotary Club, The Wright Place. 6:30 p.m. — Al-Anon meeting, community room. Doctors Park. 6:30 p.m. — TOPS Chapter 617, weigh-in, business meeting at 7 p.m., commissioners’ room, courthouse. 7:30 p.m. — Kempton KEEP meeting, at townhall. 8 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, community room. Doctors Park. FRIDAY APRIL 27 Noon — Human Resource Center, lunch for senior citizens. 9 p.m. — Kokomo Chapter Parents Without Partners Dance, at Kokomo Shrine Club, until 1 a.m., orientation for prospective members at 8 p.m. What’s doing ih Frankton MONDAY, April 23 Christian Missionary Service— 7 p.m.. Frankton Christian Church. , Frankton Volunteer Firemen — 7.30 p.m., Frankton Fire Bam. TUESDAY. April 24 ’Frankton High School Mother-Daughter Reception — 7:30 p.iVi., Frankton Christian Church. . THURSDAY. April 26 Sonshine Supper — 5:30 p.m., Madison Christian Church. FRIDAY. April 27 Youth for Christ Breakfast — 6:30 a.m.. Frankton Christian Church. SATURDAY. April 28 Community Women’s Prayer Breakfast — 8. a.m., Frankton-Christian Church. t Engagement announced The engagement of Francita Meloch and Marc Peeper is being announced by her parents, John and Francita Meloch, Homewood, III. The bride-elect is a 1981 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor' High School and a 1985 graduate of Bradley University, Peoria, III. She is affiliated with Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and is employed as/an interior designer at International Hpnie Furnishings in Schaumburg, III. Her fiance, the son of Joseph Peeper, Rt. 4, Box 138, Elwood, and the late Rachel Peeper, is a 1981 graduate of Tipton High School. He is a KC130 Navigator, United States Marine Corps stationed at NAS Glenview, III. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 5 at the Base Chapel, NAS Glenview. MARC PEEPER and FRANCITA MELOCH The Weeder’s Guide Some plants need protection from sunburn and other weather elements; they are heat-sensitive if the sun is too strong. So Australia’s Gale family — Harold and Barbara, and son Gary— developed a process of knitting a strong plastic fabric intended to withstand Australian cyclones and heat, and to otherwise protect horticultural crops. Their company is now "the world’s largest manufacturer of garden and outdoor fabrics” and their products can be modified for hot and cold climates. The company, called Weathashade, has three divisions; fabrics; plastic planters (some resembling clay pots); and controlled-environment structures, such as the multicolored, easily erected gazebos I saw at the company’s Apopka, Fla., plant. "Weather can have a devastating effect on plants,” said Graeme Pope, an Australian who is vice president of marketing the fabrics, structures, fencing, weed-control materials and nets that protect against foraging birds and animals. "Today, we can make fabrics that will last for 20 years, where formerly, they held up for only three or four years," Pope said, "We can control the color and density, enhancing plant quality and productivity. "Our shade cloth helps condition plants to indoors and outo^ors. The knitted fabric has incredible stength. Apple growers are using it effectively to protect against hail. The nets also conserve moisture, heat or cold, developing more consistent growth.” According to Pope, Weathashade fabrics, which come in 10 colors, let in moisture and permit plants to breathe. "We are developing a whole new world of plastic fabrics that enhance outdoor living,” he said. Pope describes the Gales as "high-energy people,” a term he could also apply to himself. " The fabrics start with tiny crystals or pellets that are dyed various colors. They are developed into threads that are knitted into materials up to 20 feet wide. The knitting plant, which operates virtually around the clock, regrinds and melts scraps to make a garden edging — thus no waste, said Rick Hord, manufacturing manager. Pope said that the polyethylene beads made from natural gas which are used to fashion the fabric threads are non-toxic to the environment. (They will melt, but will not burn.) The company’s newest product is the plant pots, which come in pastel shades. The pots are high-gloss and lightweight, and have a ceramic look. They are strong, resistant to heat and cold, and available in sizes from 4 inches to over 20 inches. Every 40 seconds, each machine at the planterra (plant factory) turns out a pot and its matching, snugly fitting saucer that protects tabletops, shelves and floors. Computers are used to design and model planters. Color changes may be made in 15 minutes on computer-controlled machines that convert the plastic from solid to liquid and back to solid. Sixty thousand or more planters of each model are made during a machine run. Pope said that a U.S. Census Bureau Mobility Survey indicated that in one year, 46.5 million people had moved into a new house or apartment, an upswing in mobility that has created a need for inexpensive, maintenance-free plantware that travels well. Gary Gale said, "A* thoroughly watered plant in a plastic pot with lightweight, soilless mixture will weigh less than half as much as one planted in a traditional clay pot in garden soil. And, plastic retátas moisture well, reducing wal^r requirements.” He added that Terra Pots, Boxes, Bowls and Baskets are less costly than ceramics, that moisture does not form on their exteriors, and that they are ultraviolet-stabilized and won’t fade. House Plant Booklet For a copy of Earl Aronson’s "AP Guide to House Plants,” send $1.50 to: House Plants, AP Newsfeatures, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020. There will always be an umbrella An umbrella is part of the uniform of the well-dressed British businessman, but at one time the device was shunned in England as a "French parasol.” It was James Hanway, a traveler and fastidious dresser, who, JTaccording to an article in the current issue of Victoria, made the umbrella fashionable in England. In the 1750’s, he adopted the outlandish practice of carrying an umbrella in the streets of London, primarily, according to his valet, to protect his wig. For a while, umbrellas were referred to as "hanways." Umbrellas quickly became popular with the "walking gentry,” in spite of a feeling that carrying one was an admission by the owner that he could not afford a carriage. So popular did they become that in the thick of the Battle of Bayonne in 1813 during the Revolutionary War, this message came down the line Dear Abby from the Redcoat commander; "Lord Wellington does not approve the use of umbrellas during the enemy’s firing, and will not allow the gentlemen’s sons to make themselves ridiculous in the eyes of the army.” The umbrella takes its name from the'Latin word for shadow and for years was interchanged with sunshade. Umbrellas, popular as sunshades in Spain and Portugal in the 15th century, gradually moved to the wetter North. When Mary, Queen of Scots, came to Scotland from France in 1561, she brought a "little canopy of satin furnished with fringes and tassels made of gold silk, with many little painted buttons, all serving to make shadow for the queen.” Elizabeth I had "a crimson damask canopy with a mother-of-pearl handle.” By 1637, King Louis of France had DEAR ABBY: This is a very long story, but I’ll try to keep it short. I’ve been married for 20 years to a man I have been very happy with. We have a family we are proud of Last June, my husband went to Mexico to see his mother. (We live just over the border.) Well, he ran into hischildhood girlfriend. She was expecting a baby from a man who had left her, so she asked my husband if he would marry her. He thought nobody would find out that he was already married because she lived in Mexico, so he agreed to marry her, not knowing he was going to be in hot water later. This girl came to the United States to have her baby (a boy), and she gave the baby my husband’s last name. She is not a citizen of the U.S., but her son is. The baby is not my husband’s. I still love him — that’s why I don’t report him to the authonties. Please tell me what to do. DO NOT USE MY NAME DEIAR DO NOT: There is nothing you can do, hut your hua-hand should be aware that hy allowing this woman to name him as the father of her child, legally he is the child’s father, and as such, he is responsible for child support until the child is 18 years old. Your hufhand is also guilty of bigamy, having married this woman while being married to you. Your husband should see a lawyer. He needs to know exactly what his legal obligations are, and if possible, how he can extricate himself from this mess. DEAR ABBY: Twenty-five years ago, when my fiance and I announced our intentions to marry, all you-know-what broke loose. Because of background differences, certain family members refused to attend. Their forecast was, “It will never work.” With heavy hearts, we eloped. After 25 years of marriage, we have proven ourselves. Not only did our marriage “work," it worked beautifully. You guessed it — we plan to renew our marriage vows on our 25th anniversary. I will wear a lovely new white wedding gown — veil and all — and I’ll carry a beautiful bridal bouquet. Our three daughters will stand with their father at the front of the church, and our son will walk me down the aisle. We will have a lovely reception for family and friends, which we will pay for ourselves. Selfish, Abby? In lieu of gifts, we are asking that a contribution ly three umbrellas made ^il cloth to protect him from thej¡^. Wax and varnish also were used as waterproofing agents, but they had a tendency to crack. Leather seems to have been used to cover the earliest umbrellas. Early umbrellas were often supported on concentric hoops, rather than spokes. At first, the only Englishmen who could use an umbrella without raising eyebrows were doctors and clergymen, whose duty tookthem out in all weather. By 1810, the umbrella had become an everyday object. Universal Magazine noted that "among articles come into general use are the umbrella and the parasol.” The British acquired a reputation for cheap umbrellas, while the French retained their position as the master craftsmen. donated to the local children’s hospital. CONNIE IN CALGARY, ALBERTA. CANADA DEAR CONNIE: Beautiful! Congratulations, and continued good health and happiness to you and yours. DEAR ABBY: “Tim” is 35. “Sally” is 41. Sally was recently divorced. Tim has been married twice before. Tim and Sally want to marry after knowing each other only three months! Tim is also an alcoholic and drug abuser, in addition to being a womanizer. He has no respect for women — he only uses them. (Gardening questions must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.) In both places, the umbrella was the product of an enormous amount of hand labor. Frames made of wood, whalebone or brass parts were wired together and covered with hand-stitched silk, oiled cotton or leather. The results were cumbersome but, surprisingly, most of the refinements familiar today such as folding, telescopic and automatic umbrellas already existed. By the turn of the century, the new criterion for judging umbrellas had become their slimness when furled. A diameter of one-half to three-quarters of an inch was desirable — a standard few modern models meet. The design of the handle ran the gamut from animal heads, hook, crook and crutches to handles that .held pencils for racing fane, compasses, swords, flasks^ miniature powder compacts witb mirror and puff and even a peppdf shaker to break up dog fights. * \ I should know. I am Wife No. 2. Í stayed with him for as long as I coul(j( — a total of eight years, during whicl^ I was ignored, neglected and emojj tionally abused, j    > Tim has never been able to truly commit to any relationship. My., question: Should I, a former spouse,' inform the prospective bride aboutj; the dark side of the man she plans Co^ marry? Or should I just put blinders^ on, and let them hang themselves' with their own rope?    •    ' SAD IN KENTUCKY! DEAR SAD: In my view, the! best way to answer your ques- v tion is with another question: If! you were in Sally’s shoed,! wouldn’t you want to know? ^ WHEELER’S SEIVIKC MACMIKES M Taar* gi^irltrm Sewing Machine Sales A Repair Sewing Machina A Serger RENTAL t MPAM Mi MOt • ACCntORin A PARTS ATMANMMIMCIS • UtniM TMOMn • mo StRVICI A MtnwenoiMAmR SALI. f lARQI lucnofl OP RfCONDmONID MACHINIS Mki|nM,u(aai ■ I JACK IweafAONNM • uvonwm 1503 W. 8th St. Anderson. IN- 642-1883

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