The Herald Bulletin

September 10, 2013

Local Briefs: Sept. 10

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Free dentistry day Sept. 21

ANDERSON — The dentists at Anderson Family Dental — Drs. Mary Feekart, Raymond Lee, Devanshu Chowdhary, Priti Rana and team — will provide free dental services (cleanings, fillings and extractions) for those who may not otherwise receive basic dental care. This event will be Saturday, Sept. 21, at the dental office, 777 Broadway, Suite B in Anderson.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.

United Way kickoff event Sept. 17

ANDERSON — The community is invited to help launch this year’s United Way campaign by lending your talent and enthusiasm to United Way of Madison County’s 2013 “Be the ONE” campaign kickoff and video shoot event. The kickoff, hosted by Anderson Rotary, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Center Park, across from The Paramount Theatre.

RSVP for this free event by phone at 643-7497 or online at

Park supporters to meet Thursday

ANDERSON — The Friends of Mounds State Park will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Multipurpose Room in the Nature Center.

They will discuss various projects and programs scheduled this fall. The public is invited.

Railroad cross repairs continue

ANDERSON — Reconstruction of railroad crossings throughout town will continue this week.

West Third Street, which just reopened on Friday after completion of a major Water Pollution Control Department project, will be closed today and Wednesday while Norfolk Southern workers repair the railroad crossing at John Street.

Also today, CSX Corp. will close the grade crossing at Columbus and Ohio avenues from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for repairs, city officials said.

Produce giveaways in Madison County

ANDERSON — Produce giveaways sponsored by the Madison County Community Health Center will take place this week.

The first is planned today, from 11 1 p.m., at 1547 Ohio Ave., Anderson, and from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1518 Main St., Elwood.

A giveaway is also planned for Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at 315 S. Harrison St., Alexandria.

White River Watchers' cleanup Sept. 14

DALEVILLE — This year's annual fall cleanup of White River will start at Canoe Country in Daleville and terminate at Mounds State Park at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. This is also the section of river that would be flooded by the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir. A group of volunteers from Delaware County is cleaning their section of the river on the same day.

Registration begins at 8:30 at Canoe Country. The group will float to Mounds State Park, a trip that normally takes about two hours but will take longer when debris is being removed and the water level is low. There will be no cost to participants. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants are urged not to wear flip-flops because they provide no protection from broken glass and sharp rocks. All participants will receive a hot lunch and a souvenir T-shirt after being transported back to Canoe Country. Additional volunteers are needed to help offload debris at the canoe launch at Mounds.