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UPDATED August 19, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
Osgood Legion to host festival Saturday
The Osgood American Legion Post helps the community in a number of ways, but sometimes it takes more than just good intentions to do so. That’s why they are hosting a first-ever Summer Fest this Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Osgood Legion Park. The money raised will go back into the community and it will also be used to upgrade and maintain their current building.
Ed Schmidt with the legion said, “It’s a very old building and was actually the first gym in the county to host a basketball game.” There was a basketball court upstairs at the building on Elm Street, but it needs a new roof among other things, he said. The legion has 100 members, and that doesn’t include the Ladies’ Auxiliary or the Sons of the American Legion.
“Our No. 1 thing is to perform military service for those veterans who pass away and their families request it,” Schmidt said. They have about 15 members who can be called to perform the 21-gun salute service but need at least 10 at one time. They also give two scholarships to a girl and boy with family military ties and try to send two to the Boys State leadership camp every year. They want to encourage more students to sign up for the scholarship, Schmidt said.
Schmidt said they would like to raise $6,000 with this festival Saturday. It will feature food and music, and there will be some activities for the kids too. Like they do at the county fair, they’ll sell chicken and fish, plus burgers and hot dogs beginning at 5 p.m. Music will also be played at the time from a guitarist/vocalist. There will be raffles, pull tabs and a beer garden. The featured music act will be HotWired, a band that plays classic rock and modern country. Schmidt said a festival like this takes a lot of coordination, but hopefully it will be attended by many and they in turn can continue to support the community.
UPDATED August 14, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
Pumpkin Show vendors sought
The 112th annual Versailles Pumpkin Show is approaching. It will be held the last Wednesday thru Sunday, September 24-28. Sponsored by the Versailles Lions Club, applications for quality arts and crafts are being accepted. If interested, call 812-621-0735 for an application and more information. Visit www.versaillespumpkinshow.com.
UPDATED July 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Filing for school board begins
School board petitions are being accepted in the Ripley County Clerk’s Office Election Room. All petitions must be received by noon on Fri., August 22. Forms are available in the clerk’s office. School boards are non-partisan.
The school boards with members to be elected in the November election are as follows:
Batesville – One each from District 1, District 2 and District 4 (All candidates file in Ripley County.)
Jac-Cen-Del – One each from District 1, District 2 and District 4
Milan – One each from Franklin Township, Washington Township and At-Large
South Ripley – One each from District 1, District 2, District 4 and District 5
Sunman-Dearborn – One each from District 1, District 4, District 5 and District 6 (All candidates file in Dearborn County.)