October 23, 2014

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Gov. Pence directs flags be flown at half-staff Sunday PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, October 10, 2014 1:49 PM

In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Gov. Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Sunday, Oct. 12, in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Flags should be lowered at sunrise and remain at half-staff until sunset.

Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

DCH Heart & Lung Health Walk celebrates fifth anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:40 PM

Dearborn County Hospital’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Departments are hosting their fifth annual Heart & Lung Health Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27. The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) walk is on Dearborn Trails, a course on the Lawrenceburg Levee that is flat, paved and in places shaded by trees. 

The walk is co-sponsored by Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg Fall Fest, the City of Lawrenceburg and the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District.  Ivy Tech Community College-Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut Street, is generously providing its facilities for pre- and post-walk activities.

Registration and pre-event activities begin at 9 a.m. on the third floor of the Ivy Tech building.  Light refreshments will be available at that time.  The walk begins at 10 a.m.

“The event was created to increase awareness of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation,” said Angie Johnson, R.N., DCH Lead Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator.  “It’s a family friendly event and individuals of all ages are welcome to participate.”

Walkers will receive a goody bag containing promotional items and educational materials.  Also, Dearborn County Hospital and local and regional businesses are providing gift certificates or items to be given as door prizes.

Each person walking will receive a ribbon. Walkers will be awarded a yellow ribbon for participation or a color coded ribbon for walking .5 miles, 1 mile, 1.5 miles, 2 miles or the entire course at 3.1 miles. 

Spotters are stationed along the course in the event a walker would need assistance.

At the conclusion of the walk, participants may wish to attend additional Fall Fest activities, including free rides, a car show, chili cook-off and an evening concert.

Lawrenceburg Parking Garage free of charge. Directions to the garage, which is adjacent to the Ivy Tech-Riverfront Campus, are as follows: Take Eads Parkway/U.S. 50 to Arch Street (BP is on the corner).

Stay on Arch Street and at the third intersection take a right onto Tate Street. Go two blocks on Tate Street and turn left onto Short Street. Short Street ends at the parking garage entrance. Please note that portions of High and Walnut Streets will be closed due to the Fall Fest.

For more information, please call the DCH Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Departments at 812-532-2614 or 800-676-5572, ext. 2614, or email questions to healthwalk@dch.org

Now’s the time to think 31 Miles in October PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:39 PM

Fall is just around the corner. Now is the time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful colors and weather this time of year has to offer.  The Rising Sun-Ohio County Parks and Recreation Department is offering 31 Miles in October walking program again. 

31 Miles in October is a free walking program designed to provide the citizens of Rising Sun and Ohio County an opportunity to exercise, meet people, reach goals and be rewarded for a healthy lifestyle. The goal of the program is for participants to walk at least 31 miles during the month of October. 

If you would like to participate in the program call Jamie Bell, Park Director, at 812-438-2700 or email at jamiebell@orvcomm.com. Proper paperwork must be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to be eligible for the program and prize. 31 Miles in October runs Oct.  1 to Oct. 31.

Dearborn-Ripley-Ohio Master Gardener course offered PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 4:31 PM

If you’ve wanted to sharpen your gardening skills, and you have an interest in sharing your knowledge with others, Purdue University has the ideal program for you. 
Beginning Monday, Sept. 15, a Master Gardener training series will be offered for residents of Dearborn,

Ripley, Ohio County and surrounding areas. The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what you have learned.

Training will be held from Sept. 15 through Dec. 1 on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m.  at the Purdue Extension Office, located in Aurora. Participants will be exposed to a wide range of subjects including soil and plant science, diagnosis of plant problems, pesticide safety, composting, and culture of vegetable, flower, landscape, and fruit plants.

A $125 per person supply fee will be charged to cover such items as reference materials, mailings, and name badges.  These materials all become part of the Master Gardener’s personal collection. 

While the class will be encouraged to create new educational outreach programs, there are already plenty of opportunities for which volunteers are needed.  Some of these projects include teaching public education classes at local schools & Libraries, speaking to local clubs and organizations, and developing gardens at local parks. 

The deadline to register for the class is Monday, Sept. 1. If you’d like an application to join our new team of volunteers or have questions about the program, please contact Mike Hornbach at the Dearborn County Extension Office at 812-926-1189, Dave Osborne at the Ripley County Extension Office at 812-689-6511 or Jill Andrew-Richards at the Ohio County Extension Office at 812-438-3656.

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Fine forgiveness events at your library PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 4:30 PM

At its August meeting, the Ohio County Public Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to forgive all fines for late fees AND lost or damaged fees from each student-patron account for students currently registered in Rising Sun-Ohio County School system during the month of August. This unusual document, “Resolution to Provide eBook Access for StudentPatrons”, is intended to allow eBook access for ANY student in the school district. Library Director, Cynthia Schmid-Perry, worked with Library Media Specialist Christina Rumsey, Keith Majewski, Brian Graham and Tony Van Winkle to determine student registration and eligibility.

What this means for the community is that over $3,100 in fines and fees have been forgiven, creating full access for every student-patron to OCPL’s extensive eBook collection, which currently offers approximately 635 titles. OCPL has about 560 registered student-patron accounts, with nearly 130 on inactive status. Since there are many more students registered countywide, many will miss opportunity for eBook access if they do not hold a current and active OCPL patron card.

OCPL’s extensive eBook collection has been made possible by the generous support of the Rising Sun Regional Foundation and the Ohio County Community Foundation, both organizations and Library working cooperatively to support local student use of tablet and other smart devices.

If you or someone you know is a student within Ohio CountyRising Sun Schools and is entering second grade or higher, they are eligible to hold an OCPL library card. If you had a card and have not used your card recently, it may need updating. Please, stop in or contact the Library immediately to take advantage of this fine~forgiveness event.

Your OCPL’s regular hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to l p.m. Library staff can be reached during business hours by calling 438-2257 or via website anytime at www.ocpl.lib.in.us. To further support student-patron accessibility, OCPL’s wireless internet service can be used from inside the library during regular hours or outside after hours, no password needed; just connect your device to “Public Wireless”.


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