It's that time of the year again! The ladies of the local chapter of Eastern Star are conducting their annual fundraiser just in time for the holidays. For sale are mixed nuts, cashews, chocolate covered malted milk balls, chocolate and yogurt-covered raisins, trail mix, etc. Gail Sharp, Anna Burgess and Judi Brown were at the Extension Homemakers' Christmas Open House selling the items Saturday. The items are available from members of the O.E.S. or at North Vernon's Hoosier Home Furnishings.-Staff Photto by Barbara King
Jennings County Community Foundation is again announcing a "Funding the Future" Challenge Match Program. One of the best ways to grow a fund in the Foundation is to donate to it regularly. This year's challenge match is designed to grow existing endowed funds in the Foundation and provide an opportunity for donors to create new funds.
The rusty-patched bumblebee, whose numbers have declined 87 percent since the mid-1990s, is still waiting to be listed as an endangered species, Juliet Eilperin reports for The Washington Post. On Jan. 11 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service named the bee endangered.
One of the most important things to us in the Local Histo-ry & Gene-alogy Room is being accessible to the public and having research materials available involving either our local history or on local families.
Emily Hodapp, Park Ranger at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, is partnering with the Jackson County and Jennings County 4-H programs to host a new 4-H Spark Club from 1-3 pm on Sundays, February 26 and May 7 at the wildlife refuge. Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Alpha Omega chapter of Psi Iota Xi met Monday, Feb. 6 at the Jennings Community Foundation office. Providing refreshments were: Marilyn Cornell, Sheldia Austerman, Angie Kelley, and Elaine Leahigh. Prior to the start of the business meeting, Kelly Zohrlaut, Speech-Language Pathologist, presented a short follow-up on the success of the Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) app for iPads, Proloquo 2Go that the club purchased for her students. Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Because of the Presidents Day holiday, there will be no garbage pick up in the City of North Vernon on Monday, Feb. 20. The garbage collection route normally followed those days will instead be on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Tuesday's regular route will also be collected then. For more information, contact the North Vernon Street Department at 812-346-1616 Wednesday, February 15, 2017