The Herald Bulletin

August 29, 2013

Local Briefs: Aug. 30


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Labor Day closing

ANDERSON — Anderson Public Library will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The Main Library will reopen Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., and the Lapel Branch will reopen at 10 a.m.

The library is open every day on the web at www.andersonlibrary.net.

Training classes for hospice volunteers

MUNCIE — Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospice is looking for volunteers interested in sitting with patients, running errands for caregivers and providing emotional support to hospice patients and their families.

A hospice volunteer training class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on consecutive Fridays, Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. Lunch will be provided at both sessions.

Call 747-4273 or (800) 458-2255 to register by Friday, Sept. 6.

Educators invited to explore Minnetrista’s programs

MUNCIE — Preschool, elementary, and middle school teachers, principals, school faculty and staff members are invited to kick-off the school year with a night of socializing at Minnetrista’s Educator Appreciation Night from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Mingle with other educators and Minnetrista staff over light food and refreshments; explore Minnetrista’s grounds; and view previews of this year’s upcoming school tours and theater shows. Discover all that Minnetrista has to offer students through informal education, tools, and activities.

RSVP to 282-4848.

Legion to close Monday

ANDERSON — The American Legion Post 127, 4118 Columbus Ave., will be closed on Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 12 meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. that day has been canceled.

Portland girl tried to poison parents

PORTLAND — A 16-year-old eastern Indiana girl has been arrested after allegedly putting ground-up rat poison in her parents' coffee grounds.

The Commercial Review reports the parents of the Portland girl found the poison in the coffee grounds and reported the incident to the Jay County Sheriff's Department.

Officers picked the girl up at Jay County High School on Monday, and she admitted to the poisoning attempt during an interview. She's being held at the Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center in Muncie.

Woman, 83, arrested after pointing gun at officer

YORKTOWN — Central Indiana police say an 83-year-old woman who pointed a handgun at a police officer during a confrontation is lucky the officer showed restraint and didn't shoot her.

Yorktown police Chief Todd St. John says officer Blake Barnard would have been "fully justified" if he had opened fire on Loraine Greer when she pointed a gun at him Wednesday outside a business.

He tells The Star Press the officer showed "tremendous restraint" in not shooting Greer, who was arrested faces preliminary charges of pointing a firearm, intimidation with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief.

Court documents say officers were called to a tool and die business after Greer allegedly threatened to shoot its owner.

Indiana leaders establish 'A-F' review panel

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's top elected leaders are launching a panel to oversee the rewriting of Indiana's school grading system one month after it was revealed former School Superintendent Tony Bennett changed the formula for a top Republican donor's school.

Gov. Mike Pence, School Superintendent Glenda Ritz, House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long signed off on the new panel Wednesday. The 17-member group will consist of teachers, principals and superintendents and be co-chaired by Ritz.