Monica Coburn has resigned her 10-year position as the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.’s manager of transportation.
Her last day is Nov. 19, after which she will take an equivalent position with Franklin Township Schools in Marion County.
“BCSC gave me the latitude to build a department that I’m proud of,” Coburn said. “I’ll have a lot of good memories.”
She said part of the reason she resigned is to be closer to family.
John Quick, superintendent of the Bartholomew Consolidated school system, said he has advertised the opening and hopes to have a replacement by the time Coburn leaves.
Hope planning Halloween festival for tonight
Pick up some decorations, put the finishing touches on your costume and get into the Halloween spirit with a spooky story when the Community Center of Hope hosts Goodies, Goblins and Ghost Stories from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. today in Hope Town Square.
Participants are invited to decorate their cars and fill the trunks with treats for a Trunk-or-Treat event and costume parade starting at 6:15 p.m.
A chili cook-off will begin at 6:30. Entry fee is $5, and a bowl of chili is $2. Diners may also purchase a sampler of six different chilis for $3. Also at 6:30, Bud Herron, Hope librarian David Miller, Chick Baker and professional storyteller Stephanie Holman will share age-appropriate ghost stories for children, teens and adults at various locations around the square.
Pumpkins painted by the Art Guild of Hope will be for sale for $3 to $5 each starting at 7 p.m. Other activities beginning at 7 p.m. include hayrides for $2 per person, marshmallow roasting by the campfire and a costume exchange.
McDowell Adult Education Center is accepting enrollments for its free GED classes and free English as a second language classes.
Required orientations will be in Unit B Room 6 of the center, 2700 McKinley Ave.
Orientations for the GED preparatory classes will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 26 and from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 and 27.
Orientations for the English as a second language classes will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Nov. 14. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 15.
Registration: mcdowelledu.org or 376-4451.
Gregg to visit Columbus
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and his running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Vi Simpson, will stop in Columbus to campaign at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
The location has not been finalized, a campaign spokesperson said. More details are expected next week.
The stop is one of 40 he is making in cities next week as part of his “Workhorse Tour.”
Register for Nov. 10
breast cancer retreat
Breast cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers are invited to participate in a craft retreat from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane, Nashville.
Organizer Ruby Pruitt, a two-time breast cancer survivor, said the retreat is intended to give survivors and their caretakers a chance to talk about their experiences while doing something fun. Cost is $40 and includes materials to make baskets, greeting cards, scrapbook pages and more.
Participants must register in advance by calling Pruitt at 812-988-8367 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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