Exchange honors Volks with award
ANDERSON — The Anderson Noon Exchange Club will present the 45th Annual Book of Golden Deeds Award to Don and Sandy Volk at an awards banquet in their honor today at 6 p.m. at The Edge Golf and Dining. The award recognizes dedicated volunteers who given endless hours of their time and talent toward making their community a better place to live.
National Exchange Club President Don Wright of Murfreesboro, Tenn., will speak about the National Exchange Award and Mark Volk, son of Don and Sandy Volk, will emcee the award dinner. Reservations may be made by calling Bonny Clark at 617-5912.
Server training set in Elwood
ELWOOD — Indiana Safe Server training will take place at the American Legion, 220 Main St., Elwood on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Indiana law requires any person possessing an Indiana Alcohol Server Permit must take this class once every three years.
Space is limited. Reservations: (317) 509-3900.
AHS Veterans Day convocation Nov. 11
ANDERSON — Anderson High School, 4610 S. Madison Ave., Anderson, will hold its annual Veterans Day convocation on Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. to honor veterans and active service military members.
Guest speaker will be Eric Creviston.
RSVP: Laura Crenshaw, 641-2037, by Nov. 7.
Second Harvest Tailgate at Old Plant 18
ANDERSON — Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at a tailgate distribution from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday at the old Plant 18, 2900 S. Scatterfield Road. The event will take place in the parking area on the north side of the building.
The distribution is while supplies last, and there is a limit of three families per vehicle. For traffic control purposes, participants are asked not to line up before 11 a.m. the day of the tailgate.
Prosecutor warns Gibson jury about graphic case
NEW ALBANY — The prosecutor in the first capital murder trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing three women over a decade says he lured his late mother's best friend to his home and sexually assaulted, strangled and mutilated her.
William Clyde Gibson III went on trial Monday in New Albany for the slaying of 75-year-old Christine Whitis of Clarksville.
Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson in his opening statement warned the jurors brought in from another county that the evidence will "be difficult for you to listen, see and hear" because of its graphic nature. Henderson is seeking the death penalty.
Pistol-packing pastor turns tables on robber
EVANSVILLE — Police say a pistol-packing pastor turned the tables on an Evansville robber.
Pastor Carl Sanders of Covenant Life Ministry in Evansville stopped in a discount store Friday to buy a drink and was confronted by 25-year-old Jermaine Marshall of Evansville holding what appeared to be a gun wrapped in plastic.
Sanders tells WFIE-TV that Marshall told him to get on the ground, but the pastor says he pulled his gun on Marshall and told him, "No, you get on the ground." Marshall's weapon was just a spoon.
Sanders held Marshall until officers arrived. He told Marshall he was doing so "out of love."