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3rd Annual Winter Wonderfest Indoor Carnival, Silent Auction, and Book Fair

January 19, 2016
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3rd Annual Winter Wonderfest Indoor Carnival, Silent Auction, and Book Fair

Batesville Intermediate School will hold its 3rd Annual Winter Wonderfest Indoor carnival on Sunday, January 24, 2016, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM, at Batesville Intermediate School. This is the main fundraiser for Batesville Intermediate School’s PTO. All the money raised goes directly for student’s educational needs. These proceeds are used to fund field...

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DEVELOPING SITUATION – State of Indiana Response to Avian Flu in Dubois County

January 19, 2016
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DEVELOPING SITUATION – State of Indiana Response to Avian Flu in Dubois County

Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) and U.S. Department of Agriculture teams have visited 900-plus residences in a 10-kilometer radius “control area” around the original site to identify small, “backyard” flocks of birds for precautionary monitoring and testing. To date, 27 such flocks have been identified. These efforts will continue. Indiana State Veterinarian Bret...

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Did a Storm Damage Your Tree?

January 19, 2016
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Did a Storm Damage Your Tree?

Winter storms cause tremendous stress and severe damage to trees in the urban forest. Snapped or downed trees should be removed, but what about a tree that only suffers minor damage? How can a homeowner tell if a tree is safe enough to keep? Assessing the damage Minor damage – with only the smallest...

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AARP Urging Lawmakers to Approve Retirement Savings Bill For Hoosiers

January 19, 2016
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AARP Urging Lawmakers to Approve Retirement Savings Bill For Hoosiers

People just aren’t saving enough money. As a matter of fact, a new survey released by Forbes says more than half of Americans have less than one thousand dollars in their checking and savings accounts combined. Nearly a quarter have less than a hundred dollars. The idea of saving for retirement sounds good, but...

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100 Year Old Female Dies in Jackson County Crash

January 18, 2016
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100 Year Old Female Dies in Jackson County Crash

Sunday, at approximately 5:30 PM, the Indiana State Police responded to a personal injury crash on I-65 southbound near the 36 mile marker, just south of Crothersville.  The single vehicle crash killed a 100 year old Michigan woman and sent two people to a Louisville hospital. The initial investigation by Master Trooper Rick Hewitt...

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Indiana Clarifies Avian Flu Findings in Nine Flocks

January 18, 2016
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Indiana Clarifies Avian Flu Findings in Nine Flocks

INDIANAPOLIS (17 Jan. 2016)–Laboratory testing of samples from eight of nine Southern Indiana turkey flocks was completed overnight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. While all nine were announced as H7 influenza-positive yesterday, the specific strain was yet to be determined. The Indiana State Board of...

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Avian Influenza Identified in Dubois County

January 18, 2016
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Avian Influenza Identified in Dubois County

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2016 — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. This is a different strain of HPAI than the strains that caused the 2015 outbreak. ...

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Legal Volunteers of Southeast Indiana Inc. and the Indiana State Bar Association, Sponsors its 2016 “Talk to a Lawyer Today” Program.

January 18, 2016
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Legal Volunteers of Southeast Indiana Inc. and the Indiana State Bar Association, Sponsors its 2016 “Talk to a Lawyer Today” Program.

Legal Volunteers of Southeast Indiana, Inc., will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” providing legal assistance to the underserved on January 18, as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This program is for Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union, and Wayne counties in Southeast Indiana. The program is an...

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Tarp on Roadway Contributes to I-65 Crash near Seymour

January 18, 2016
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Tarp on Roadway Contributes to I-65 Crash near Seymour

Friday morning, at approximately 10:15 AM, the Indiana State Police responded to a rollover crash on I-65 near the 49 mile marker just south of exit 50 near Seymour.  The crash, which involved one vehicle, caused two of the five occupants to be hospitalized.The initial investigation by Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, indicated a blue 2002 Ford...

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    The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
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    South Ripley’s Polar Plunge Team is raising money and taking the plunge for Special Olympics Indiana. Gold Star Chili in Versailles is going to support our team by giving the team 10% of their sales from 4 – 9 pm on Thursday, February 11. **Individual donations may also be given to Dylan McFarland, Alex Garcia, or Brenda Strimple.** Join us for the Polar Plunge on  Saturday, February 20 at Versailles Lake at the Versailles State Park. Plunge time is 2:00 pm.
    5:00 pm TDP Vaccination Clinic @ SEIHC
    TDP Vaccination Clinic @ SEIHC
    Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    The SEIHC & Ripley County Health Department will be offering a vaccination clinic on February 11 from 5 – 7 pm for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Free to those without insurance or vaccine coverage. New location at 1033 State Road 229 in Batesville (Dr. McGovern old office). Call 812-932-4515 for more info.

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