Pearl Harbor program Dec. 7
ANDERSON — VFW Post 266, 3210 Columbus Ave., will host a community Pearl Harbor program at 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is open to the public.
Speakers will be J.R. Rosencrans and former Madison County judge Fredrick Spencer. Ham and beans will be served afterward.
Blood drive Dec. 16 at AU Hartung Hall
ANDERSON — The American Red Cross blood drive will be held on Monday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anderson University at Hartung Hall, 1100 E. Fifth St.
‘Christmas Journey’ concert at Ball State
MUNCIE — Muncie Symphony Orchestra, along with Broadway singer Emily Drennan and special guest artist Patti Drennan, Ball State University Singers and Department of Theatre and Dance will be in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at Emens Auditorium.
The “A Christmas Journey,” a classic Broadway show, will feature singing, dancing and holiday songs.
Tickets available: 285-1539 or www.Ticketmaster.com.
Cookie Walk setat Orestes Church
ORESTES — Orestes First Christian Church, 17 E. Oak St., will host a Cookie Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Cookies will be $5 per dozen and varieties include chocolate chip, sugar, praline, oatmeal, chunky chocolate, stained glass, cowboy, peanut butter, cinnamon roll, elephant, snickerdoodle, monster Reeses Pieces and many more.
The event is being sponsored by the Christian Women’s Fellowship.
BB gun led to campus lockdown
NEW ALBANY — Indiana University Southeast officials say a student bringing a BB gun to use as a prop for a theater class is what led to campus being placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes after a student reported seeing someone on campus with a gun.
University spokeswoman Erica Walsh said the New Albany campus was placed on lockdown at 2:48 p.m. Thursday after a student called campus police saying he saw an armed man on campus.
Delegation urges aid for victims
KOKOMO — The state congressional delegation is asking President Barack Obama to approve Indiana’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for Howard County because of damage caused by last month’s tornadoes and severe storms.
Indiana’s two senators and nine representatives all signed the letter sent Thursday, saying it is clear the recovery is beyond the capabilities and resources of the state of Indiana.
Pence ‘disappointed’ by Ritz accusation
INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence says he is “disappointed” Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz is accusing him of a power grab.
Ritz released an internal Pence agency document Wednesday that talked about ways to curtail her control of the State Board of Education. A Pence spokeswoman said the governor immediately dismissed the idea when it was presented to him.