August 27, 2014

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INDOT closes Ind. 56/156 for Wine Fest parade at Vevay Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:13 PM

The Indiana Department of Transportation has issued a permit to close the intersection of Ind. 56 and 156 Saturday morning, Aug. 23, for the Swiss Wine Festival Parade at Vevay that proceeds from Main Street to the fairgrounds.

As many as 90 floats, antique cars and marching units will participate in this year’s parade which marks the 42nd year of wine fest events staged along the riverfront focusing on the rich cultural heritage of Switzerland County. Local police will direct traffic around the 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. closure. 

Vevay’s four-day festival features wine pavilion and beer garden, an array of food vendors, arts and crafts, polka dancers and children in Swiss costumes, games and concerts. 

For other highway information, monitor social media sites: and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Verify travel plans at TrafficWise:

Life squad barbeque Sept. 6 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:51 PM

The Oho County Rescue's annual chicken barbeque is coming up Saturday, Sept. 6.

Starting at 11 a.m., chicken dinners will be available for $8. Dinners feature a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and bread. Desserts are available for $1, and half chickens for $5.

Local delivery is available, with dinners available until sold out. Life squad members say this is a great way to support your local life squad.

For information or to order a delivery, call 812-438-3100.

Salute-A-Soldier 5K Run/Walk at Sunman Sept. 6 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:47 PM

SUNMAN – Salute-A-Soldier 5K Run/Walk is set for a 9 a.m. start Saturday morning, Sept. 6, during the Sunman Wine & Fireworks Festival.

The 5K (3.1-mile) road race will kick off the festival, with check-in set for 7:45 a.m. at Sunman American Legion Post 337, 412 Eastern Avenue.

The race will start and finish at the Legion post. Chip timing will be provided by Stuart Road Racing LLC.

On-line registration, by credit card, is available at

Pre-registered entry prior to Sept. 2, is $15 per person, including an official race t-shirt. Families of three or more members can pre-register for $50, including t-shirts.

Pre-registered runners and walkers can pick up race day packets between 7:45-8:45 a.m. at the Legion post.
Race day entry, also from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Sept. 6, is $25, including t-shirt, while supplies last, or $20 without a t-shirt.

Awards will be present to the top men's and women's overall finishers in both the 5K run and walk, plus the top three in each age group, male and female.

Road race 5K run age groups include: under 8, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-59 and over 70.

5K walk age groups include: 19 & under, 20-39, 40-49 and 60 & above.

No pets will be allowed in the 5K races. There will be drawings for door prizes at the post-race awards ceremony. Runners and walkers must be present to win.

Runners, walkers and their friends and family are invited to enjoy a day of food, drinks and entertainment and pay tribute to veterans at the festival, beginning at 11:30 a.m., and running to 12:30 p.m., at the Sunman Community Park.

Completed pre-registration forms, with checks payable to Sunman American Legion 5K, should be mailed to: Wanda Retzner, Salute A Soldier 5K, P.O. 182, Sunman, IN, 47041.

For more information contact race director Rita Seig at (812) 209-9945 or e-mail:
For more information on Sunman's Wine & Fireworks Festival go to:

P.A.W.S. 5K Bark-N-Run September 13 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:47 PM

Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc., of Dearborn County, hosts the P.A.W.S. 5K Bark-N-Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 13.

The event consists of a 5K (3.1-mile) competitive running/walking race, plus a one-mile non-competitive dog walk, which is free to enter.

P.A.W.S. organization also will feature pet/owner and family portraits and mobile pet adoption during and after the race.

Start time is set for 9 a.m. at the Greendale Cabin. Race day registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

Pre-registered entry fee for the 5K run or walk, which includes an official Bark-N-Run t-shirt, is $20 prior to Friday, Aug. 29. Race day entry is $25, with no guarantee that t-shirt supplies will remain.

Awards will be presented the the overall male and female 5K run winners, along with first, second and third-place finishers in each 5K run age group, male and female. 5K walk awards go to the overall male and female winners, plus the top finisher in each age group.

Age groups for both the 5K run and walk are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.

On-line entry is available at: or

Entry fee checks should be made payable to P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County. Early entries should be mailed to: 5K

Race, c/o P.A.W.S. Humane Center, 200 Charles A. Liddle Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN, 47025.

For more information contact Rob Hartman at (812) 221-0075 or Bobbie Hartman at (512) 260-0691.

Group forming to offer support PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:36 PM

Nar-Anon Family Support Group & Narcotics Anonymous The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a twelve-step program, they offer help by sharing their experiences of strength and hope.

A new group is forming in Southeastern Indiana. Join them on Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Community Center, Walnut Street. Contact: Angela Arndt at 812-926-4610. Website:

Narcotics Anonymous is another new group. Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 7 p.m. at St. Teresa Benedicta Church in Bright. Contact: Fred Fox @ 812-637-2177.


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