Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings

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Smokey Bear turns 68; join in the party Aug. 4

Smokey Bear's 68th birthday will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 4 at the Patoka Lake Visitor's Center.

The public is invited to enjoy a variety of activities planned for all ages and can bring a camera to take pictures with Smokey Bear.

The Orange County Southeast Township Volunteer Fire Department will give a special demonstration and presentation designed to inform and entertain all ages.

Youngsters will receive a free personal identification card with fingerprints to take home for child safety. They also will be able to participate in games and make a special craft to take home.

The program is free, but a fee of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $7 for nonresidents is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Reservoir, north of Wickliffe, Ind., Highway 164.

For more information, call the Visitor Center at 812-685-2447.


Drop off school supplies at Edward Jones offices

The 14 Evansville area Edward Jones financial advisers are supporting Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supplies drive.

Local residents and businesses can leave items at the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours until Aug. 27.

The items needed for the school supply drive include: composition books, 1 -inch Avery binders, No. 2 pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, glue, glue sticks, spiral notebooks, backpacks, folders and new gym shoes for boys and girls (any and all sizes).

Proceeds from the drive will benefit the students of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.


Deaconess to perform bone density screenings

The Resource Center at Deaconess Hospital will host a noninvasive ultrasound bone density screening from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Testing is performed to determine the bone mineral density in your heel and risk for osteoporosis.

If your bone density is lower than normal, you can take steps to increase your bone strength and reduce your chances of having a fracture. …

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