The Herald Bulletin

December 2, 2012

Local Briefs: Dec. 3

The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — A compilation of local news briefs, as published in the Monday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

Genealogy class offered Monday

ANDERSON — The Genealogy Department of the Madison County Historical Society Inc. is holding a free class at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Bowman Room at the History Center, 11 W. 11th St.

Genealogist Bill Upperman and Lu Lawler will explain attributes of the computer and how it significantly aids in the search and structure of family history data.

Dr. Mares to speak at Exchange Club

ANDERSON — Dr. David Mares of Saint John’s Health System will be the guest speaker at the Anderson Noon Exchange Club luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at The Edge.

Mares will speak about bronchial thermoplasty and lung lavage and how treatments can assist those with severe asthma.

Guests are welcome to attend the luncheon meeting; first-time visitors who are interested in learning more about the Exchange Club may attend at no charge. Regular luncheon guests are charged $10 for the buffet luncheon event. Reservations are accepted by calling 617-5912 or email:

Arts center Women’s League to meet

ANDERSON — The December meeting of the Women’s League of The Anderson Center for the Arts, 32 W. 10th St., will be Friday, Dec. 7, to coincide with the citywide Winterfest celebration. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. with a short business meeting followed by a gift exchange, which is voluntary. Those who participate should bring a gift with a value of $10.

Winterfest activities at the Arts Center include shopping at various vendors whose booths will be set up in the Grande Room. The group does not meet in January.

For more information, call 649-1248 or visit

AMVETS post will serve steak dinner

ANDERSON — The Pendleton AMVETS Post 26, 939 S. Broadway, will host a steak dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Entertainment will be provided by Gordon Brooks.

The event is open to the public. Must be 18 or older to enter the Post.

For more information call 778-7224.

Have ‘Fun With Science’ in Frankton

FRANKTON — Join the Frankton Public Library for “Fun With Science” from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Those ages 5 and up are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by Indiana University students.

Crop clinic planned for Dec. 11 in Alex

ALEXANDRIA — The Crop Production Clinic, educational program sponsored by Purdue Extension in Madison County for agricultural producers and agribusinesses, is scheduled for Dec. 11 at the Madison County 4-H Fairgrounds.

The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m. A catered lunch will be served at noon and sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Anderson and Madison County Farm Bureau Inc.

The program will include presentations on disease control, mini-bulk rules update, managing fertilizer nutrients, an agricultural financial outlook and maximizing corn yields in 2013.

There is no cost for the program or lunch. However, the program has been approved for private applicators, and participants desiring private applicator credit will be charged the regular $10 program fee. Credits for commercial pesticide applicators and certified crop advisors have also been requested.

Register for the program by calling 641-9514 or emailing

High school annuals sought

ANDERSON — One of the much-sought-after items in the Madison County History Center’s Nicholson Memorial Library are high school annuals from county schools. Currently, the center exhibits one annual in the library with a backup, when available, maintained in storage.

There are a few gaps in the collection that could be filled by generous donors. Right now the center needs Highland High School annuals from the following years: 1959 through 1961, 1964, 1966 through 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1984, 1997 and 2007 through 2009.

Drop them off at the center any Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 15 W. 11th St.