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Students preparing for machining competition

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Two students from the C4 precision machining class at Columbus North High School will participate today in the 10th annual Indiana High School Machining Competition in Indianapolis.

The Indiana chapter of the National Tool & Machining Association puts on the event, which will see students from a total of eight high schools and career centers statewide convene about 8 a.m. at Indianapolis’ Ivy Tech Community College Glick Family Technology Center, 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway.

Competitors will be tested in not only basic machining principles, but also creating devices on lathes, mills and other equipment, according to an Ivy Tech central office press release.

Dan Ross, the first-year precision machining teacher from North, said his team, consisting of juniors Cody Ross and Brandon Albert, is confident and ready to compete at a high level.

The winner, runner up and third-place finishers will receive cash prizes, scholarships and special tool sets donated by machining companies.

Kids Against Hunger

plans demonstration

Kids Against Hunger, a Greenwood-based nonprofit organization that packages meals to send to needy families around the world, will have a demonstration from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, 500 Franklin St.

The event will show how local business, civic and service leaders can learn how to organize meal-packing events in Columbus to help the hungry.

In 2012, volunteers with Kids Against Hunger-Greenwood packaged more than 2.1 million meals for children and their families.

Information:, 317-885-3300.

Local private preschool

enrollment scheduled

Private preschools that compose the Columbus Association of Private Schools are enrolling students for the 2013-14 school year.

Parents interested in enrolling their children should call the schools with questions or to arrange tours.

The schools are:

ABC-Stewart, 342-3029

Fairlawn, 372-1489

Faith Lutheran, 342-3587

First Christian, 418-0566

First Presbyterian, 376-6277

Learning Tree, 378-2825

North Star Montessori, 379-4180

Sandy Hook, 375-9538

Local government offices closed for MLK Day

Several local government offices have altered hours for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Among the changes:

The Bartholomew County Solid Waste District office will be closed, but the recycling center and landfill will be open regular hours.

Columbus city offices will be closed, however the ColumBUS transit system will operate its regular routes and the Sanitation Department will collect trash on schedule.

Columbus City Utilities will be closed. Anyone with water or sewer problems can call 372-8861.

Bartholomew County offices will be closed and the County Commissioners meeting has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bartholomew Commissioners Court room in the Governmental Office Building, 440 Third St.

Seymour city offices will be closed and Monday’s trash and recycling pickup will be collected Tuesday.

— Staff Reports

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