Monday, December 31, 2012

Notes from Nubi: I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

Guess what!?!?!?! People outside of North Judson, Indiana have heard of me!

Mom told me that the North Judson-Wayne Township Library has statistics counters on both their blog and website. It’s something that they need to have to fill in some of the questions that the State of Indiana asks for the end of the year report. Don’t ask me why, I’m just a simple dog.

Anyway, mom was checking some of the statistics the other day and found out that “Notes From Nubi” is one of the sites people visit most. You’re also big on genealogy searches and mom said some people like to get access to our email address just to send us spam! I like my Spam sliced really thin and then fried up like bacon! Boy, is that GOOD! But mom hasn’t brought home any of the Spam you send. Guess she’s sending it someplace else.

Internationally people from Prince Rupert, British Columbia & Toronto, Ontario in Canada have visited and someone from Australia. Also people from Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Minnesota, New York (one of the places was Albany – think it might have been the governor?), South Dakota, Texas (mom has relatives in Texas, wonder if it could be them?) and Virginia. And, of course, lots of people from Indiana.

Hey, maybe I could be the next international library animal star one day, just like Dewey the cat from Spencer, Iowa!

So Love to all my fans,


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Guides Have Arrived!

And which guides are we talking about?  The 2013 Indiana Festival Guide, of course.

Page by page, January through December, here is a listing of festivals, lodgings, and travel information that will take you from Lake County to Switzerland County; from Posey County to Steuben County and all the great towns and cities in-between.  So whether you are looking for new places to take the family for fun, good food and great memories or just want to check the date for your favorite event, come into the North Judson-Wayne Township Library and pick up your copy today.

2013 SCYC Youth Basketball Registration

K-4 students may enroll.  Schedules will be announced in February.  Updates are available on the website ( and Facebook.

Registration is $25 for current Club members; $35 for non-members.  Multi-student discounts are available.

Anyone interested in coaching should contact Program Director Melissa Smith at 574-772-1600, extension 1851.


Saturday - January 5, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Henry F. Schricker Library, 152 West Culver Road, Knox, Indiana  46534

Tuesday - January 8, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Knox Elementary Cafeteria, 210 West Culver Road, Knox, Indiana  46534

Wednesday - January 9, 2013
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Oregon-Davis Elementary Cafeteria, 5998 N. 750 E., Hamlet, Indiana  46532

Thursday - January 10, 2013
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Liberty Elementary Cafeteria, 809 Talmer Avenue, North Judson, Indiana  46366

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Prayer Vigil at Norwayne Field, December 17th

The following has been posted on several Facebook pages by Doug & Cindy Vessely.

"Prayer Vigil - God, please comfort these families. Please re-post if you like- Spread the word! For the victims and the families of the shooting in Connecticut, we will gathering as a body to pray, remember,and reflect on the poor children and adults who were so senselessly taken from this earth and have a moment of silence on Monday, December 17th at 6:00 PM at the Norwayne Park in North Judson. Several pastors have been asked to attend and ALL ARE WELCOME, as well as all people and all faiths. Monday - December 17, 2012, 6:00 PM Norwayne Park, North Judson. Please pass the word. May God Bless!"

Here's A Great Reindeer Game!

Well, I found out what one version of a "reindeer game" is today, and I took some pictures.

It seems you need a ruler, 9 clothespins, googlie eyes (I just LOVE them - but mom wouldn't let me eat them), some pom poms, some of Santa's unused pipe cleaners, a picture of Santa, and some dice.

Then you make some reindeer, attach Santa to the ruler and you're ready to play.

To Play the GAME:
Roll the dice.
If you get a 5, clip reindeer #5 to your “sleigh”!
Take turns between players.
Each turn gets 1 roll.
The first one to get all of Santa's Reindeer hooked up WINS!

Sounds like lots of fun, but I would have preferred something to do with flying.

Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, great Kwanzaa, or whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year.

Love, Anubis

Monday, December 10, 2012

Notes From Nubi: What Are Reindeer Games?

We're getting ready for our last READ Jr. Tail Time of this year.  It will take place Saturday, December 15th at 11 a.m.

Mom saw Rudolph on TV the other night and she's been muttering something about "reindeer games" and tying them in to the stories for Saturday.  But she won't tell me what kind of games it is that reindeer play!  I guess I'll have to wait until Saturday, why don't you join us so you can learn more about reindeer games too.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Do You Like To Read?

From February through October the NJ-WTPL Book Club gets together once a month to enjoy a good discussion about a book.  We alternate between fiction and non-fiction, classics and those books destined to become classics with the occasional, but not intentional, clunker.

Oh, you're wondering what we do in November and December?  Well, since our meetings occur on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. we decided that was just too close to Thanksgiving and Christmas for comfort.  Each year we read at least two books have been made into movies; so on one Saturday early in November we bring in snacks (have to get rid of that leftover Halloween candy), try to get comfy on our plastic chairs, and watch a movie.  December is just a bit fancier because we do a carry-in luncheon, try to get comfy on those darn plastic chairs, and watch a movie.  Then because January is "Fill In Those Statistical Reports That Have To Go To The State Library" Month, and the weather is so unpredictable, we just don't meet.

We will be sending out the request for copies of our first selection for 2013, "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis, on January 23rd.  So if you are interested in becoming a part of our cozy little group contact the library at 574-896-2841 and we'll make sure to have a copy on hand for you.

Annual Meeting Community Services of Starke County

The annual meeting of the Community Services of Starke County, Inc.’s general membership will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at 311 E. Culver Road, Knox, Indiana.

The public is invited to attend but only regular members will be entitled to vote on the program plans and the executive board appointees for the year 2013.   Regular members are those who have paid the annual membership fee of $5.00

Community Services of Starke County, Inc. provides services to low-income and elderly households such as transportation, nutrition, information and assistance, energy assistance, home bound meals, call-a-day, food pantry, health equipment loan program and homemaker services.

The executive board presently serving include Judy Ahlenius, president, Joan Chesak, vice-president; Pat Zobrist, secretary; Frank Skronski, treasurer; and members, Mary Ann Vische, Perry Thompson,  Judy Meissner, Sandra Santacaterina,  Arlene Sellers,  Ben Warren, Ursula Smrt,  Ellen Stevenson, Harold Weitgenant, Joe Guardiola  and John Schwenk.   Program director is Joan Haugh.

For more information, call (574) 772-7070.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Feed The Gator - Feed Your Community At Gilsinger Implement

Gilsinger Implement Company is launching a “Feed the Gator - Feed Your Community” Food Drive now through Dec. 20th. 

Non-perishable food and cash donations will be accepted at all six Gilsinger locations.  Our local Gilsinger branch is located at U.S. 35 and 200 N. in Knox and is open from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  All foods collected will go directly to the Starke County Food Pantry.  For more information about this event, go to or call (574)772-3533.

Date Change K-9 Kadets Informational Meeting

There was a date change for the K-9 Kadets informational meeting.  It will be at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library on December 20th at 6:30 p.m. for children, and their parents, who are interested in joining the K-9 Kadets.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

What An Easy Craft!

 See, I told you Mom said we would make a READ Jr. Tail Time craft that was red but not an apple! And they were easy to make, why I could have made one - if I had fingers and opposable thumbs. - Anubis