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Girls Inc. Flower Sale

For 39 years, the annual Girls Inc. Flower Sale has supported our programming which inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold! How can you help? Lavish ones you love with beautiful flowers! We have 10" hanging baskets and 4" pots of geraniums, wave petunias, and more. The purchase of 3 flower baskets will provide a local girl with a membership for the entire year! Order now for pickup on Mother's Day weekend. Order online through our website at or call us at 812-336-7313.


American Patriot Lodge #570

The American Patriot Lodge #750 in Oolitic is hosting a breakfast OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on Saturday, April 15th from 7am-1am.
Menu includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, OJ, and milk.
A donation of $6 per person is requested for all you can eat!
Children 12 and under (accompanied by an adult) eat free and
carry-out is available.



37th Annual Gene Flander Golf Outing

Join us for the 37th Annual Gene Flander Golf Outing in support of the Miles Kanne Harmony School Scholarship Fund. The outing takes place on Sunday May 7th, 2017 at Eagle Pointe Golf Resort located at 2250 E Pointe Rd, Bloomington, UN 47401. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM, followed by the shotgun start at 8:30 AM. In the event of bad weather, an alternative rain date is scheduled for May 21st. 


All proceeds from the event support the Miles Kanne Scholarship Fund for Harmony students which distributes over $11,000 in scholarships to students each year and since 1980 has provided over $600,000 in scholarships. The event will feature a raffle with over $3,000+ worth of prizes, refreshments throughout the events, and a luncheon. 


Team fees are $600 per foursome, which covers green fees, carts, breakfast, refreshments, lunch and one raffle entry for each player. Event sponsorships are also available at $250, $500, $1,000 and $5,000. For more information please contact or call 812-334-8349 or visit 


Monroe County Fair

Monroe County Fair is a 9 day event being held from 21st July to 29th July 2017 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, United States Of America. This event showcases product from Agriculture & Forestry, Consumer & Carnivals industries. This event showcases products like Agriculture products, horticulture, 4h, livestock, poultry show, meat, bucket claf show, foods, baked food, canned food, crafts, needle work & much more etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry, Consumer & Carnivals industries.



Salt Creek Brewery 5K Run/Walk

04:00 pm to 11:59pm
Salt Creek Brewery, 466 Old State Road 37 N, Bedford, IN 47421

4th annual Salt Creek Brewery 5K run/walk, April 15

Salt Creek Brewery hosts its 4th annual 5K run and walk on Saturday, April 15 at 4 p.m.

Race proceeds benefit the Batcole Foundation, a Lawrence County based charity which supports families of child cancer patients.

All registrants get to enjoy a glass of either craft beer (must be 21+) or homemade soda after the race. Early registrants also receive a souvenir pint glass; extra glasses will be available first-come first-served to same day registrants.

Early registration for $20 is online through April 13 at 11:30 p.m. at; a special early rate of $16 is available for kids under 15. Same day registration for $22 will be offered on April 15 from 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall runners and walkers (both male and female), plus age group prizes for runners only. The Salt Creek Brewery 5K is also part of the 2017 Mag 7 Racing Series.

Salt Creek Brewery is located in Needmore on the north side of Lawrence County. The street address is 466 Old State Road 37 N, Bedford, IN 47421.

Questions should be directed to the race director, Jill Vance, at



13th Annual AIDS Walk of South Central Indiana

Mark your calendar! The Community AIDS Action Group will be hosting the 2017 South Central Indiana AIDS Walk, presented by the IU School of Public Health, on Friday, April 7 2017. The festival will be held at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center parking lot on the east side of 3rd and College Ave beginning at 5:30p.m. Walk registrants are encouraged to raise donations for the walk and all funds will go to IU Health Positive Link, the region’s HIV Prevention and Client Services organization serving South Central Indiana.


Because this year's theme is, "Light the Night," the festival and walk will incorporate glow-in-the-dark activities including a bounce house and face painting. Admittance to the festival is free. Registration for the walk is $25.00 per person and includes a t-shirt and two glow items. The festival will begin at 5:30p.m. and the walk will step off around 8:00p.m.


For more information and for individual and team registration visit Online registration will close on Thursday, April 6th but individuals and teams will be able to register on-site beginning at 5:30p.m. at the event. 


Residential Fire at Monroe County Sheriff Deputy's Home

Even first responders are not immune to the horrors of tragic life events. Reserve Deputy Jason Miller returned home to his residence on South Swartz Ridge Road yesterday evening from dinner with his family and discovered that his residence was fully engulfed in a fire. After the devastating fire was put out, the family of four left their home to stay with family. Unfortunately, the fire re-ignited and caused tremendous damage once again; leaving the residence structurally compromised and the contents of the residence being deemed a total loss; leaving Deputy Miller, his wife, and their two teenage children with nothing but the clothes on their backs. 


Reserve Deputy Jason Miller has been a member of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office since May 2nd, 2016. After taking his oath as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Miller completed the required training for his certification and has been a very active member of the Reserve Unit. His dedication working the roadways and IU Athletic traffic details is a testament to his character and willingness to serve the public. 


Although the Miller family was insured, they are facing a long road ahead to begin replacing essential items such as clothing, bedding and other everyday items. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office will be accepting donations in the form of gift cards or cash if you are able to help the Miller family. Donations can be mailed to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 301 North College Avenue Bloomington, IN 47404 or can be dropped off in person between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. 


Monroe County Energy Challenge

The Monroe County Energy Challenge is a two-year effort to save energy, save money, and win $5 million for the community.  We are one of 50 communities across the nation competing to win the Georgetown University Energy Prize by reducing our residential, municipal, and K-12 electricity and natural gas use.  There are many of ways for you to get involved, including volunteering, sharing information with friends and neighbors, and signing up for a free home energy assessment.
Free home assessments are available to all Monroe County residents. Our trained volunteers will visit your home and walk you through a step by step process to identify areas where you can save money. We even provide free starter materials (such as pipe and outlet insulation) so you’ll see immediate savings. We’ll also provide information about local rebates and other offers to help finance your energy efficiency upgrades. To schedule your free home energy assessment, email, or call Nolan Hendon, at 812-349-3652. You can also learn more by visiting our website at, or by visiting our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. Remember, everyone can do something to save!



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