August 16, 2013

Happenings: Congress on Your Corner, CCCF Town Hall, free dance lesson


---- — Purple Heart group planning buffet

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE — The Military Order of the Purple Heart is planning a free fried chicken buffet at noon Saturday at Grissom Air Museum. The county service officer will outline burial benefits.

For more information, call Ken at 765-459-5416.

Congressman coming Monday to Heritage Park

Rep. Todd Rokita will be hosting a Congress on Your Corner from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, at Heritage Park, 401 Market St.

This is Cass County Hoosiers’ chance to interact personally with Rep. Rokita and share their thoughts on the issues of the day – Obamacare, the economy, jobs, the debt, immigration and so forth.

CCCF to have Town Hall in Galveston

GALVESTON — In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Cass County Community Foundation is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Galveston Community Building, 101 S. Park Road, Galveston.

The meeting will provide time for local citizens to hear from the Foundation about its work in the Galveston area and offer an opportunity for the Galveston community to share ideas of projects and future needs. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For each person that attends the Town Hall meeting, $20 will be granted by CCCF to go towards a project to benefit the Galveston Community up to a total of $2,000.

All citizens in the area are encouraged to attend and discuss ideas on ways to improve the community. For more information about the meeting or the Cass County Community Foundation, call 574-722-2200.

Dance lesson hosted at senior center

KOKOMO — The Ballroom Dance Club of Kokomo will host a free dance lesson at 7 p.m.Aug. 23 in the Kokomo Senior Center, 721 W. Superior St., Kokomo. An eight-weeksession of group lessons will begin Sept. 5. Open to all ages.

For more information, call 765-453-7490 or 765-455-0999.

Grissom to celebrate Ivy Tech anniversary

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE — Grissom Air Museum is hosing Ivy Tech Community College's 50th Anniversary from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug 24.

With an Ivy Tech Student ID, students will be given admission to the museum for 50 cents. Each student will be given a ticket that could win them our "Back to School" prize package.

Students can buy more tickets for 50 cents. Lunch items will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 50 cents each. Lunch will be served at the pavilion. Sponsors for this year's event are Coca-Cola, Kroger's and Mike Sells Potato Chips.

Pulled pork on the menu

ADAMSBORO — Miami Baptist Church will be having a pulled pork dinner 4:30 to 7 pm. Saturday, Aug. 24. Menu includes pulled pork, baked beans, chips, dessert and drink. Tickets are $6 for adults, $6.50 at the door; $3 for children 6 to 12; and 5 and under are free. Carry-outs are available. All proceeds are for Nagalim (India) Mission work. The church is located at 1368 N. 600 East, Logansport.

Operation Pull Over starts today

Starting today and running through Sept. 2, officers from the Indiana State Police will participate in the Operation Pull Over, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign.

Operation Pull Over is funded by a federal grant through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and allows additional police officers to work overtime with an emphasis on locating and arresting impaired drivers.

During the two-week enforcement period, troopers will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols targeting impaired and dangerous drivers. The purpose of the enforcement campaign is to remove impaired drivers from Indiana roadways before they cause needless pain, suffering, or death to innocent victims.

Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver.

The Indiana State Police is committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the year to apprehend impaired drivers and deter others from drinking and driving.