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NEWS February 19, 2017

Eastern Star selling goodies
Eastern Star selling goodies
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 officially celebrated its 200th birthday on Feb. 1, at - where else? - but Vernon, the county seat.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New match program at Foundation will help donors build up their own funds
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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Protections for rusty patched bee on hold
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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Special programs at JCPL
The Jennings County Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President's Day. The library will reopen Tuesday, February 21 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Library to have special exhibits all year in honor of the Jennings County Bicentennial
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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New full-time woman firefighter makes history for 'progressive' North Vernon Department
It had to happen sooner or later and Monday night proved the right time as Gloria Bannister was sworn in as the city's first full-time female firefighter.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New 4-H club starting up with refuge's help
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

Psi Otes plan popular Bunny B'fast
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

Donate on Feb. 22nd
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dollars for Scholars applications are now available at JCHS, UW
Jennings County United Way Dollars for Scholars Scholarship applications are now available.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SICA news
Southern Indiana Center for the Arts offers a new four-month art and music series for children ages 4 and 5.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Government meetings
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Holiday closings
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

Blood donors needed 22nd
The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.
Monday, February 13, 2017

New materials available at library
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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