Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings [Corrected 05/08/14]

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Local Happenings [Corrected 05/08/14]

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Homemakers Association dinner, awards Thursday

The Warrick County Homemakers Association will celebrate its annual Achievement Night on Thursday at the 4-H Center Homemakers Building in Boonville. Registration will start at 5 p.m., with dinner to follow.

Guest speaker for the evening will be Nancy Vanada Hastings from Hastings Plants, Mount Vernon, Ind. Two scholarships will also be awarded.

The theme is blooms and butterflies with all clubs decorating their tables for judging.

For more information, contact Linda Shaw, Warrick County president, at 812-897-5248.


Free stroke screenings offered Friday at mall

Deaconess nurses and other clinical staff will provide stroke screenings and health education at the fourth annual Stroke Fair, which will take place Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Eastland Mall in Evansville.

Coordinated by nurses from the Deaconess Primary Stroke Center and Deaconess Image of Nursing Council, the fair will offer free screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, BMI, a-fib, sleep apnea and stroke risk assessment.

The fair is free, and screenings will be offered on a first- come, first-served basis as supplies last.


State police launching seat belt campaign

Indiana State Police are launching another "Click it or Ticket" campaign aimed at getting people to wear seat belts.

State police say the seat belt enforcement campaign will begin Friday and continue until June 1. It is part of a national mobilization will also take place over the Memorial Day holiday period. It is supported by thousands of law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates across the country.

State police say more than 250 law enforcement agencies in Indiana will be conducting special patrols, day and night, to identify and ticket unrestrained drivers and passengers. …

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