November 26, 2013

Community happenings: Holiday events, gardening classes


---- — Landfill accepting trees after tornadoes

In order to assist area residents and businesses following the tornadoes that recently impacted the region, the Cass County Solid Waste Management District Board has approved a resolution allowing the Oakridge Landfill to accept trees and vegetative material for a 90-day period.

All normal landfill fees will still apply for the disposal of this material.

Flu vaccines available for children Dec. 17

The Cass County Health Department will be offering free seasonal flu vaccines to children 6 months to 18 years by appointment only on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 512 High St.

This clinic is only for children who have Medicaid, no health insurance or have health insurance that does not cover flu vaccine. Call 574-753-7760 for an appointment.

City sets schedule for Thanksgiving

Logansport city offices and municipal utilities offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.

There will be no trash service on Thanksgiving Day. Trash pickup schedule will be one day behind for the remainder of the week, with a Saturday pickup.

Choral club show in the works in Rochester

ROCHESTER — The 40-member Fulton County Choral Club will present a Christmas program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the First Baptist Church’s sanctuary, 1000 Main St., Rochester.

As part of the program, a food drive will be held to benefit a local food pantry.

Group will offer classes on gardening

The Acts Project is giving a series of seven lessons covering how to determine the purposes for your garden plot (whether as a community gardener or individual) (culinary, stretch my food dollars, nutrition, children, philanthropy to name just a few) and how to plan, design, how to maximize production on as small an area as possible and how to put little effort in maintenance.

These lessons will be taught in 3 different locations at different times, so that it will fit the schedules of all interested . Plus if you miss one you can make that lesson up the same week somewhere else. These locations, dates, and times are as follows:

• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings, at Logansport Memorial Hospital (from Jan. 7 to Feb.18)

• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings, at Revolution Community Church (from Jan. 8 to Feb. 9)

• 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, at CLEDO Conference Room, Pearl St. (from Jan. 10 to Feb. 21)

Lesson notebooks will be provided by The ACTS Project.

They do ask those interested in taking the classes to choose the primary location to attend so that organizers can better be prepared in the space determination and printing of lessons. Email

Winterfest coming Dec. 12 to McHale

Logansport Music Boosters will host Winterfest 2013 on Thursday, Dec. 12. There will be a themed basket silent auction and a ham dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m in the Logansport High School cafeteria.

The menu will include signature ham, cheese potatoes, green beans, roll, drink and Texas chocolate cake. The Winter Concert will begin at 7 p.m. in McHale Auditorium. Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adult-sized portions and $8 for a child-sized portion. For tickets, email