Southside artist sculpts unity, wildlife and love

October 30, 2008 in Front Page News by Sara Gentry


As early as 6 or 7, sculptor Peter Rujuwa was carving soapstone into animals in his village in Zimbabwe. He never thought it would lead to a career; because his father thought his art was disturbing to his schoolwork, he pursued accounting. He worked in administration and management for an insurance company before returning to art. But now, he sells his stone and wood sculptures at exhibitions and museums in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Read the rest of this entry →

Greenwood council tests the waters for new government center

October 30, 2008 in Front Page News by Mike Alexander


The ever-growing city of Greenwood is out-growing its city seat of government.

City council, by a recent 7-0 vote, again is putting a toe in the water to test public reaction. Read the rest of this entry →

Southsider got close-up view of Louisiana hurricane damage

October 30, 2008 in Front Page News by Mike Alexander

Bruce Peterson, 56, got the call the weekend before Labor Day.

Working as an inspector for a private contractor, he was needed in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana.
He was pre-deployed to Dallas for three days, and then sent to Louisiana. As he approached Baton Rouge, he saw people in vehicles waiting in long lines for gasoline. Read the rest of this entry →

Stover and Jaber wed

October 30, 2008 in For the Record by Submission For The Southside Times

Jennifer Marie Stover and Eron Ernest Jaber were united in marriage on Aug. 23, 2008, in Christ United Methodist Church in Greenwood. The Reverend Ted Cutrell officiated the ceremony. This ceremony site was chosen to honor the bride’s parents, who married in this same church on this same date 39 years ago. Read the rest of this entry →

Obituaries for the week of 10.30.08

October 30, 2008 in Obituaries by Submission For The Southside Times

Virginia K. Kashner, 79, of Indianapolis, died Oct. 25, 2008. She was born June 29, 1929, in Indianapolis to George and Nettie Stinson. Virginia was a member of Thompson Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Kashner. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Anderson; a great granddaughter, a sister and a brother. Survivors include her daughter, Gail Spivey; sister, Juanita “Pug” Ford; two grandsons; and a great granddaughter. Calling was Monday and services were Tuesday at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Avenue. Burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Online condolences to the family at www.ghherrmann.com.

Airmen graduate from basic training

October 30, 2008 in For the Record by Submission For The Southside Times

Air Force Airman Erin N. Markham has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations. Read the rest of this entry →

Church hosts free dinner for military families

October 30, 2008 in For the Record by Submission For The Southside Times

With 53 military awards, Don Myers is considered Indiana’s Most Decorated Marine, and he will be the speaker for Christ Our Shepherd Church of the Brethren’s free dinner for military families, which will be held Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

First-ever Indy Marathon to take place this Saturday

October 30, 2008 in For the Record by Submission For The Southside Times

More than 3,100 runners will hit the city streets for the first-ever Indianapolis Monumental Marathon this Saturday, Nov. 1.

Participants from 39 states and four countries are registered for the event, whose title sponsor is St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers. The race features a full marathon (26.2 miles) and a half marathon (13.1 miles). Both courses will begin near Washington and West streets and will end their trek on Robert D. Orr Drive to the finish line, 200 yards east of West Street. Read the rest of this entry →

Webcasts now available from mortuary for out-of-town family

October 30, 2008 in For the Record by Submission For The Southside Times

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers is now offering video recording and webcasting of funeral services to families.

Currently, the system is in place at the company’s Zionsville and Washington Park East locations. Not long after setup, it was used this month to offer a live broadcast of a funeral in Zionsville to a relative of the deceased, a soldier stationed in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry →

At Play Calendar for the week of 10.30.08

October 30, 2008 in At Play by Submission For The Southside Times

Haunted Conservatory at Garfield Park • This Halloween, the Garfield Park Conservatory has transformed into a spook-tacular haunted island adventure. The haunted portion of the Conservatory is designed for ages 10 and up, however all who dare are welcome. Explore the tropical shadows and encounter lost natives, pirates, and plants and animals gone wild. During this time, there will be kid-friendly activities in the front portion of the Conservatory, so the whole family can enjoy this event. | Where: Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, off the 2400 block of South Shelby St. | When: Today and Friday, daytime hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a lights-on, less-scary experience. Full scare hours, 7 to 9 p.m. | Cost: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and youth or $5 per family. | Info: Call 327-7580 or visit www.indyparks.org. Read the rest of this entry →