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OE Express: Providing Transportation to Porter County Since 1993

On any given morning of the work week, Porter County residents are sure to catch a glimpse of an OE Express van. Comprised of a fleet of 18 vehicles, OE Express provides an average of 3,700 round-trip rides each month in Porter County and portions of Lake and LaPorte counties. These vans, bearing the OE logo, transport individuals to and from medical appointments, social outings, errands, and work engagements. Most importantly, OE Express transportation services are available to any member of the community.

Community members can make transportation reservations 24-hours in advance by calling the OE Express dispatch office at 219.464.9621 ext. 227. One-way fares are $7.50 within Porter County and $10 outside of Porter County. OE...

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Heartland Christian Center February 2010 Newsletter

Greetings Friend;

Not long ago one mother told me that she didn't want to force her son to say "Thank you" unless he really felt like saying it. She said, "If I teach him to say 'thank you' when he doesn't feel thankful, I'm teaching him that it's OK to be a hypocrite."

That's not even close to what gratitude is. Our feelings have nothing to do with why we express it. Gratitude is not an emotion, it's an action. The act of saying "thank you" is for the benefit of the other person. It's about their feelings, not yours.

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Porter County Academic Super Bowl Invitational

Playing the Mind Games: Porter County High Schools face off purdue-north-central

Purdue North Central - Porter County will host its fourth annual Academic Super Bowl Invitational on Wednesday, March 3 on the PNC Westville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The competition will be in the Library-Student-Faculty (LSF) Building Assembly Hall, Room 02 and telecast to LSF 144 for spectators. Students from eight of the nine Porter County High Schools will compete in the senior-division event. Participating schools are: Chesterton High School, Hebron High School, Kouts High School, Morgan Township High School, Portage High School,...

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Presentation on VA Improved Pension Benefit at Campbell Street Cafe

Porter County Aging & Community Services will host a presentation on “What You Don’t Know about the VA ‘Improved Pension’ Can Be Hazardous to Your Health!” by Jeff McBride, Professional Member of the American Association for Wartime Veterans, on Monday, March 1 at 12:00 p.m. at the Campbell Street Cafe (4245 Meridian Woods Drive, Valparaiso). Jeff McBride will explain the VA Improved Pension Benefit available to seniors who served in the military during the war and to their spouses. This is a FREE 60 minute presentation that is open to the public. A lunch catered by Pines Village Retirement Communities will be provided to all who RSVP to attend.

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Heavenly Kisses

"Faith & Family with Jacki & Julie" has a new podcast up! This week's podcast is titled "Heavenly Kisses" featuring a discussion on hearing the Voice of God. This podcast also features one of Julie's songs off her second CD. Listen to the podcast here:

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Bob Knight to Deliver Commencement Speech

bob_knightIndiana basketball legend Bob Knight will be the speaker for Trine University’s 125th commencement on Saturday, May 8 in Hershey Hall.

Winning defines Knight’s personal and professional life. He coached the Indiana University Hoosiers for 29 years, leading them to three Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships, claiming the title in 1975–76 after a perfect season. He has the most NCAA wins at 902 of a career-total 1,273 games. He holds the NCAA record in tournament appearances at 28 and in games won, claiming victories of 20 or more games in 29 seasons.

But Knight has emphasized...

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Porter County Career and Technical Education News Vol 16 Issue 9

The latest Porter County Career and Technical Education Newsletter is now available. Articles include:

  • Outstanding Students of the Second Grading Period
  • Marketing Students Excel at District DECA Contest
  • Career Center takes 75 to ND Hockey Game
  • Career Center Celebrating 20th Anniversary
  • Counselor's Corner
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College Fair

The Portage Township YMCA will be hosting a college fair on February 22 from 5-7 p.m.  The Fair is free and open to the public.  The fair will allow interested applicants to learn about Admission Requirements, Financial Aid, College Majors, College Entrance Exam Testing (ACT/SAT) and Life on Campus.  Meet the representatives from Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University Calumet, Purdue University North Central, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Valparaiso University and University of Phoenix.

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Parents' Prayer


I had the fortune to be able to serve mass this past week at the Catholic Schools week family mass at St. Paul with my two youngest children, Trevor and Peyton.  In addition to the nervousness that came with it because I have not been an alter boy in about 35 years, it brought with a perspective that does not take a lot of words to get across.  My nerves were settled by son Trevor who went through check down notes in the playbook the night before, gave me reminders and a pep talk right before mass, and then kept a watchful eye on me...

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