INDOT begins repairs on Indiana 38
MARKLEVILLE — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will repair a drainage pipe today that runs under Indiana 38 on the east side of Markleville. Motorists will be directed around workers by a flagging machine between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The worksite is located on Indiana 38/East Main Street between Cottage Avenue and Dennis Drive.
Tea party group to meet on Thursday
ALEXANDRIA — The Madison County Tea Party meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Alexandria’s Beulah Park, in the Emery Lee Auditorium, will feature Elwood Police Chief Sam Hanna, a candidate for sheriff in 2014; and Madison County Councilman Rick Gardner. Gardner will update the group on recent council happenings.
An open discussion will take place as well as a “happening now” video.
CWF to host luncheon today
MARKLEVILLE — The Christian Women’s Fellowship (C.W.F.) “Comfort Keepers” of the East Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 124 E. Main St., will have its monthly “God Abundance Meal” today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lower fellowship hall of the church.
The menu includes chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dessert and drink with a freewill offering accepted. Carryouts will be available.
Information/delivery: 533-4996 or 533-2330.
Victoria Guild having jewelry sale
ANDERSON — The Victoria Guild will host a sale of jewelry and accessories by Masquerade. All items will be priced at $5. The sale will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Cafeteria dining room.
Profits from Victoria Guild projects support the hospital’s healing ministry.
Tractor Supply launches campaign
ANDERSON — Starting today, the local Tractor Supply Co. will be launching its fall 2013 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with the National 4-H Council.
Through Oct. 20, shoppers will have the opportunity to support 4-H by choosing to purchase paper clovers for $1 at the checkout.
All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in communities where stores are located.
Pray for the Nation rally on Saturday
ANDERSON — Join the 2013 Public Square Rosary Crusade as they pray for the nation on Saturday at noon at the Anderson Town Center.
Information: Bernie Bruns, 643-9281; Mike Wulle, 621-1145.
Police say man tried to abduct 2 girls
GREENFIELD — Authorities in central Indiana are looking for a man they say tried to abduct two 11-year-old girls.
Greenfield police say a man approached the girls around 3 p.m. Monday at an apartment complex playground on the west side of the city.
Deputy Chief Derek Towle says the man tried to entice the girls to go with him by showing them a large amount of money. The man then put the money in a car, returned to the playground and exposed himself.
The girls ran to an apartment and reported the incident. The man, either bald or with very short hair, left in a silver PT Cruiser and traveled west on U.S. 40. The car has a white license plate with one non-working taillight.