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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

March 13, 2012

03/14/12 The end of any legislative session causes conflicting feelings for those of us who take part in the process. You go into any session hoping that you can pass a few bills that can help improve the lives of the people of Indiana. You want to see things done that get Hoosiers back...
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Friend Report: Helping our neighbors to strengthen Indiana

March 8, 2012
Friend Report: Helping our neighbors to strengthen Indiana

  The month of March always makes me wary.  For many years I have described March as God’s dirty trick to get us from February to April.  Please forgive me if you disagree, but just watch out for the weather! On Friday, March 2, I had the unique opportunity to give a graduation speech...
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Friend Report: Making the most of one extra day

March 5, 2012

03/06/12  2012 is a leap year, and I have always had some questions about its origin.  Why does February have one more day every four years?  Couldn’t the calendar makers get it right many years ago?  The truth seems to be that a year is really 365.25 days.  It takes that long for our...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

February 24, 2012

02/27/12 Even though there are only two weeks left in the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly… And even though the majority leaders of both the Indiana House and Senate show no interest in passing anything of substance this session to help Hoosier families… I still believe there is time to address serious...
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Icy Road

February 23, 2012

02/24/12 This morning (Thursday, February 23) on the new Pioneer Drive going from Jefferson south to 17 there was almost a horrendous accident. The county needs to salt not only the road past the ”Correctional Center” but also going south to 17. The road was icy with freezing fog this morning. How anyone kept...
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MAKING WAVES

February 8, 2012
MAKING WAVES

We just recognized World Cancer Day on February 4th, but for most cancer patients and families, every single day is a remembrance of their cancer: rituals of doctor’s appointments, chemotherapy treatments and unbearable side effects are repeated just as they were the day before.   The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is working to give...
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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES FOR MAYOR MARK & LEANNE

February 2, 2012

1/24/2012  Well, last week was an interesting one for me.  After weighing in for Best Loser I worked out on the machines with the Smart Key.  Pretty nifty little device!  Has all of my training routine on it and I can add to it if I choose to do so.  I begin on the...
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Mayor Mark and LeAnne’s Wellness Journey at Fitness Forum

January 31, 2012
Mayor Mark and LeAnne’s Wellness Journey at Fitness Forum

ROUTINE IS NOT EASY rou·tine: noun 1.   customary or regular course of procedure. 2.   commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals; typical or everyday activity: the routine of an office. 3.   regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure. (Dictionary.com)   A routine work-out is probably what both...
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Intro by Leann Senter on Her Wellness Journey at Fitness Forum

January 30, 2012
Intro by Leann Senter on Her Wellness Journey at Fitness Forum

  I’m 51 years old, overweight and out of shape!  While I consider myself to be very active it is not active for me.  It really is just very busy!  With Riley in college and Megan a junior in high school I’ve been “evaluating” my life and what the next phase will be like. ...
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The Senter’s Wellness Journey

January 26, 2012
The Senter’s Wellness Journey

01/27/12  Mayor Mark Senter and his wife, Leanne accepted the challenge to take a wellness journey through the Fitness Forum at LifePlex.  Their progress is being detailed weekly in the newspaper and we will have their story on our Speak-Out Site….   WELL, why not?! 32 Years ago this month I graduated from the...
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