Food auction set at 4-H Fair
ALEXANDRIA — Homemade cookies, candies, cakes and canned goods will be sold at auction on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the 4-H/Farm Bureau Building at the 4-H Fair in Alexandria.
Gary Simmons will auction off food products made by local Extension Homemaker members for exhibit competition. 4-H Food Champion projects will also be auctioned off in this year’s sale. Profits will go to the 4-H Association. Proceeds are used for a Lula Boone Scholarship presented to a graduating high school senior each spring.
Restaurants raise funds for kids
ANDERSON -- On Aug. 14, from 5 to 10 p.m., Alternatives and East Central Indiana CASA will join four area restaurants in raising funds for abused children in Madison County. Greek’s Pizzeria, Orange Leaf, Texas Roadhouse and Hoosier Park’s Homestretch Steakhouse and Clubhouse will donate a portion of patrons’ bills to the two organizations.
Both Alternatives and CASA provided much needed services for children in the community. For more information, visit www.alternativesdv.org or www.eastcentralcasa.org
Homemakers holding plant sale
ALEXANDRIA — Potted houseplants, perennials and bulbs will be sold in the Extension Homemaker booth in the Madison County 4-H Fair Commercial Building. Exhibit hours are July 21-26 from 1 to 9 p.m. Proceeds are used to fund community service projects conducted throughout the year by the Extension Homemakers. Plants are donated by local Extension Homemaker members and community vendors.
Man sentenced in ‘straw-man’ purchase
INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, U.S Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced the conviction and sentencing of Donald T. Bryant, 43, of Avon, for one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of use of false identification in the acquisition of a firearm, and one count of aggravated identity theft. Bryant was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison.
On August 30, 2012, Bryant purchased a Smith and Wesson, 9-mm pistol from Fort Liberty Firearms, a firearms dealer in Avon. Bryant identified himself as “R.B.,” a man who died in Lake County in 1989. It is illegal to purchase a firearm using a “straw-man” purchase. Usually, this illegal transaction happens when a felon asks a non-felon to purchase a firearm for him or her. Bryant used the identity of a deceased man, to make the illegal purchase.