Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Woof Boom Morning Briefs

A second Muncie positive Muncie businesses announcement in as many days:  Ontario Systems has acquired Illinois-based electronic payment processor SwervePay. Financial terms were not disclosed; however the software company says the deal will boost its efforts to evolve into a Software-as-a-Service platform.

Farmers who have lost income due to COVID-19 will be able to apply for aid under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Signup begins soon, but you can start preparing now. Learn more at the link posted on our News Page now   (http://farmers.gov/CFAP)

Tomorrow during our weekly interview with Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns, we will inquire about the Fall semester – on campus, or not…any budget updates he can provide…as well as his comments on the MCS Innovation Plan as required by the State’s arrangement for BSU to oversee the District.  That conversation will be available before 12 noon on Facebook.com.WLBCnewscenter.

The Spring version of the MuncieJournal.com Virtual Home Show is underway, and Alaska Heating and Cooling has Tips on Keeping Your AC Unit Running Smoothly – perfectly timed, as we see our temps rising this weekend!  And, were you ever curious how they named their business?  That answer and much more, free, always on MuncieJournal.com.

More than 70 percent of Ball State’s varsity athletic teams exceeded the national average in the latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores released Tuesday by the NCAA. Three teams – men’s tennis, women’s cross country and women’s tennis – posted perfect multi-year APR scores of 1,000.

Second Harvest Food Bank announces the following Tailgate Food Distribution events:  JAY County: today, 10am at the Jay County Fairgrounds.  BLACKFORD County: – Hartford City, Thursday, 10am at the Fairgrounds.  MADISON County: Friday, 12pm in the Old Kmart Parking Lot in Anderson.

This Monday is Memorial Day, and despite the Holiday, Woof Boom Radio will be on duty – with full morning shows on all of our local Radio stations, and complete Local News coverage as usual.  No subscription – and always trusted, factual information.

Three Indiana higher education institutions have announced reopening plans. The University of Notre Dame, Grace College, and Ivy Tech Community College say they will resume on-campus classes and activities for the fall semester.  Ivy Tech is offering its summer semester courses, which begin June 8, virtually and online with the exception of some small labs that may be offered later this summer.

With as much trouble as restaurants have had lately – a bright spot with an expansion – Greek’s Pizzeria, is adding a location in Fort Wayne.  Greek’s will take over a space that had been occupied by another pizza store.  Greek’s plans to open in early June, and the owner told WANE TV that the previous employees may be retained.

A major annual convention in Indianapolis was canceled amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Gen Con organizers made the announcement, citing safety and health of attendees, exhibitors, and staff.  People who bought badges for the convention will be able to have them converted for the 2021 event. However, people can request a refund.  To give people something to do, Gen Con organizers are hosting a virtual convention during the original dates of the convention. From July 30 through August 2, people can attend virtual programming.

Contrary to the conjecture of one website that Anderson University’s president might rise to become director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, John S. Pistole says he hasn’t been asked, and even if he were, he’d be unlikely to accept.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has announced that they are canceling all Girl Scout day and resident camps across central Indiana. However, they plan to offer in-person outdoor opportunities, called Lead Your Own Adventure Days, at all their camp properties.

Farmers who have lost income due to COVID-19 will be able to apply for aid under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Signup begins soon, but you can start preparing now. Learn more at the link posted on our News Page now

More than 70 percent of Ball State’s varsity athletic teams exceeded the national average in the latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores released Tuesday by the NCAA. Three teams – men’s tennis, women’s cross country and women’s tennis – posted perfect multi-year APR scores of 1,000.

Girl Scouts of Central has announced that they are canceling all Girl Scout day and resident camps across central Indiana. However, they plan to offer in-person outdoor opportunities, called Lead Your Own Adventure Days, at all their camp properties.