Lions/Kiwanis to meet Thursday
ANDERSON — The Lions/Kiwanis clubs will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. At 12:20 p.m., the program begins with Holly Renz, program director of the Madison County Sexual Assault Treatment Center of Community Hospital. The clubs meet in the lower level of Anderson First United Methodist Church, 1215 Jackson St., Anderson.
Everyone is invited. Free parking will be available behind the church. Cost for lunch is $7.
For more information call George Smith at 642-0243.
Parks ambassador to talk at Summit Lake
NEW CASTLE — State parks ambassador Lance Gideon will share his experiences blogging about Indiana’s state parks on Friday.
The free program will take place around a campfire at 8 p.m.
Gideon is the local ambassador for America’s State Parks, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and supporting state and national parks. He will talk about the program and volunteering in the parks.
The park’s standard admission fee is $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out- of-state vehicle.
For more information, call 766-5873.
Retired teachers plan fall meeting
ANDERSON — The Madison County Retired Teachers Association will host its fall meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, at South Meridian Church of God, 2402 Meridian St. Enter through the south doors, downstairs to the Fellowship Hall, or elevator service can be accessed by using the east doors under the awning.
The program will be an informational meeting with Nancy Tolson, executive director of IRTA. Spouses and friends are welcome to attend.
Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon with a cost of $10. The luncheon will be catered by Judy Baker, with the program and meeting following. RSVP by Sept. 3 to Ross Buckman at 643-5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small business caucus to meet in Anderson
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana General Assembly's Small Business Caucus will hold town hall meetings across central Indiana to discuss the issues facing small businesses.
The bipartisan group of state lawmakers will meet Sept. 5 from 8 to 9 a.m. in Muncie at Mursix Corp., 4620 W. Bethel Ave., and at the Anderson Public Library from noon to 1 p.m.
Couple plan to sue over wheelchair accident
JEFFERSONVILLE — The parents of a 7-year-old southern Indiana girl injured when her wheelchair fell from a school bus' motorized lift plan to sue two school districts for negligence.
A tort claim filed Monday in Clark County indicates Julianna Stone's parents intend to sue the Clarksville and Greater Clark County school districts.
The claim says the girl suffered a broken nose and a dislodged feeding tube in the Aug. 5 fall.
Crews begin treating weed-filled Hobart lake
HOBART — Crews in northwestern Indiana have begun treating a weed-clogged lake with herbicides intended to clear up its swamp-like waters.
Illinois-based Clarke Environmental got the go-ahead Friday from the state Department of Natural Resources to begin treating Lake George's noxious vegetation.
There will be no restrictions on swimming, fishing and domestic use during the treatments.
Indy pastor allegedly defrauded Latinos
INDIANAPOLIS — Prosecutors say an Indianapolis pastor defrauded Latinos by posing as an attorney and taking payments in immigration cases.
Jorge Lopez Chinchilla was charged Tuesday with five counts of theft, four counts of forgery and one count of corrupt business influence.
He's accused in court documents of accepting money intended to pay bonds for people being held by immigration officials in Chicago. In one case, a woman paid him to intervene in her husband's deportation, but the man was deported and Lopez refused to refund the money.