In the tiny classroom were nine underprivileged children, four tutors, and one apathetic volunteer. I was that volunteer. “Hello, I’m Louis,” I said. Then, Terrell, a 12-year-old in this after-school program, told me, “Shut ya mouth.” His companion, Chico, laughed, and I checked the time on my imaginary wristwatch. It told me I had the longest hour in the world ahead of me.
March / April 2009
“Don John” is up to his old tricks. It could also be said, and it would be true, he’s never stopped doing what he does. We — editors of this magazine and most people in Evansville — just didn’t know.
Liz Mumford never set out to be a concert promoter, but back in 2001, when her friend Teresa Cheung asked her to help find an interesting venue for a Japanese pianist who was a guest artist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Harmony native was happy to oblige.
When Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger celebrates a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Benedict Cathedral on April 4, it will mark a special occasion: The 11 a.m. mass, open to all, is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of his ordination and installation as the fourth bishop to serve the 12 Southwestern Indiana counties in the Catholic Diocese of Evansville. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on the past and contemplate the future. With the Grace of God