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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Officials unite to fight virus
Stating affirmatively "We don't want any more deaths!" the JC Health Department has joined with local leaders, elected officials, and concerned citizens to convince residents to Mask Up.

The department reactivated its COVID-19 Task Force last week to address the issue of raising COVID infections here as well as an additional death from the virus. (See their statement at right.)

"We need to educate the public and get our message across that masks save lives," said Pam Petry, public health nurse.

"Our biggest concern is getting people to wear masks."

"We are all unified in working through this awful situation," remarked County Commissioner President Matt Sporleder.

As a first step, the Task Force has asked governmental bodies here to endorse a resolution supporting the wearing of these protective devices. Study after study have shown that wearing a mask does
protect people from contracting the novel coronavirus.

The North Vernon City Council endorsed the wearing of masks unanimously at their Zoom meeting Monday night.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Coordinating Council...



Inspiring leaders honored

JCHS 'Hall of Famers' named for 2020


Returning starters fuel...



A season for pies



For the Jennings County Coordinating Council, the Season of Giving is all about food.In previous years, board member Bee Murphy worked hard to provide every Jennings County child-in-need a toy for Christmas. In 2019, Bee received enough donations from the community to give three toys each and stocking stuffers to 300 children.


NEWS
Heroin recovered from traffic stop

Attempted traffic stop on Monday, Nov. 23 leads to high speed pursuit and the recovery of over a pound of methamphetamine and approximately an ounce of heroin.

• Local women shipping care packages to 400
• Blame the virus for hike in cost of Thanksgiving meal
• Lucky turkey winners listed
• 'Wonderland' Christmas tree contest to help non-profits
• Ag economy at an all time high thanks to improving economy
• Tips to keep safe while driving over the holiday weekend
• JCYF to fundraise, offer affordable gifts, hand out a free meal
• Bell ringers needed to spread cheer

OBITUARIES
John D. Miles, 57, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home

John D. Miles, 57, of North Vernon, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020, at the home of his sister.

• Jeremy Michael Jones Jr., 25, Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home
• William Lee McRoberts, 60, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Mary Margreat Kirk Hunter, 61, Yarber Mortuary
• Anna Biehle, 93, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Sheila J. Kellar, 95, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
• Larry Leahigh, 81, Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home
• Wilma Jean Nichter, 95, Burkholder Funeral Chapel
• Jerri Ann Willhite, 41, Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home

SPORTS
Watch boys b-ball game on TV

JCHS TV production class and teacher, Jeff Green will be broadcasting the games live. Look for the link on JCHS Facebook and Twitter page for access.

• JCHS Boys Basketball Schedule
• Fitness Challenge to help area non-profits
• Sports Calendar
• Boys b-ball demonstrate skills in scrimmage
• Girls b-ball teams dazzle with 2 wins
• Youth hunting days set
• Don't forget to register for the SEPAC Field Day
• Alex Sedam takes #1 spot in disc league

CELEBRATIONS
Potter's House new 'life coach' has all the qualifications and experience to help others

Imagine being sentenced to serve seven years in prison because of your addiction to drugs and three years later you are three years sober and a Life Coach, helping others just like you rehabilitate by making the community a better place.

• Online IU Kelly School ranked #1
• Governor's Art Awards honor 2 area standouts
• Steve, Bonita Chastain mark 60th anniversary
• Mercy Rescue receives a boost from a local banking business
• Registration open for 'virtual' SEPAC Field Day set Nov 30
• Happy Birthday
• Historical Society volunteers preparing for their big pie sale
• JC Middle School Honor Roll Announced

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