Boy Scout Golf Classic next week
The 22nd Annual Boy Scout Golf Classic presented by Benchmark Fabricated & Steel is slated for July 27 at the Country Club of Terre Haute.
The morning shotgun start will begin at 7:30 a.m., with lunch on the terrace from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the afternoon shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for gross and net scores, skill competitions and holes-in-one. Door prizes and sponsorships are still being accepted.
For more information, call Judy Earl at (812) 232-9496 ext. 400.
Mustang Club plans car show
Wabash Valley Mustang Club’s 17th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be Sunday in Collett Park at Seventh Street and Maple Avenue
All makes and models are welcome. Awards will be given to the top 25 and dash plaques to the first 100 participants. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon and judging will last until 2 p.m.
Registration fee is $12 the day of show. Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes, the Council on Domestic Abuse, and Happiness Bag Inc.
For more information, call (812) 240-6393 or email email@example.com.
Marshall City Band to perform
The Marshall City Band, under the direction of Ralph Stewart, will perform a concert Friday at 8 p.m. on the Clark County Courthouse lawn.
Included in the concert are “Them Basses,” “The Universal Judgment,” “Festivo,” “Lassus Trombone,” Theme from “The A Team,” “The Star Wars Saga” featuring “Star Wars (Main Title),” “Cantina Band,” “The Emperor Arrives,” “Augie’s Great Municipal Band,” “Across The Stars” and “Battle of The Heroes.” The concert will continue with “The Lord of the Dance,” “Irish Tune from County Derry,” “Flower Drum Song,” “Hello My Baby,” “Bill Bailey” and close with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The First United Methodist Church will be hosting refreshments during the concert. All concerts are free; lawn chairs are encouraged.
Clark Optimists plan fish fry
The Clark County Optimist Club is having its annual fish fry from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Marshall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5975.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4.50 for children. Meals will include catfish, slaw, baked beans, dessert and a drink.
Celebrate Dance Day at free clinic
World of Dance will be celebrating National Dance Day on July 29 with a dance clinic for anyone ages 5 and older.
The fee is $20 and includes the clinic, bottled water, snack, T-shirt, and admission to a Terre Haute Rex ballgame where the dancers will perform on Aug. 4.
For more information or to request a registration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 251-4909.
Gears & Grapes Fun Ride planned
Clark County Trails Coalition Gears & Grapes Fun Ride is scheduled for Oct. 7.
The ride will begin at Castle Finn Winery at 1288 N. 1200th St., Marshall, Ill. Proceeds from the event will help fund future Clark County Trails Coalition activities. Several routes will be available to choose from — approximately 10, 20 and 45 miles.
Registration will be from 1-1:30 p.m. CDT, with rides starting at 1:30 p.m. No SAG support will be available for this fun bike ride.
Helmets are required, and route maps will be available. Light snacks will be provided after the ride. Door prizes and optional wine tastings also will be available.
For more information call (217) 889-3901 or visit www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com.
Town to remember Hutson Massacre
The Hutsonville (Ill.) Historical Society will commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Hutson Massacre at 8 p.m. Aug. 4.
This is the only outdoor pageant in the area and will honor the first family to live in what is now Hutsonville Township in Crawford County. The family was massacred by hostile Indians while the father Isaac Hutson was at Fort LaMotte in 1812.
In 1967 the Hutsonville Historical Society was formed and started a reconstruction of what is now the Hutson Village located 1.5 mile south of Hutsonville on Outer South Rose Street. It consists of a Hutson cabin, museum, country store, barn, weaver’s cottage, a chapel and an inn.
A Hutson family reunion is planned beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 with tours of the village, followed by a catered meal at 5 p.m. Reservations are $13 per person and must be received by July 30, to Cindi Frank, treasurer, 13595 E. 1425th Ave., Robinson, IL 62454.
At 8 p.m. the re-enactment of the Hutson Massacre and the forming of the town will be presented. This has no admission fee but a free will offering will be collected. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Sodas, funnel cakes and popcorn will be available for purchase. A “sampler” quilt will be given away with tickets being sold until 8 p.m.
For more information, call (618) 563-4531 and leave a message; or (618) 563-4169.
Clark County 4-H fair kicks off
Clark County 4-H’ers are busy finishing up project exhibits for the 2012 4-H Show. The fair kicks off Saturday at the Martinsville Fairgrounds and continues through July 27.
4-H’ers have been working throughout the year on their projects, which will be judged and exhibited for public viewing.
Projects will be on display on from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Livestock Auction is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Saturday events include project registration, judging and the Cat and Dog shows. Monday’s events include the Horse Show, Garden Tractor Driving Contest, Rabbit Show and 4-H Family Fun Night. Tuesday’s events include the Swine Show, Foods Show, Sheep Show, Goat Show and Dress Revue, along with the Food Auction. Wednesday’s events include the Poultry Show and the Dairy & Beef Show.
No gate admission is charged.
Edgar County 4-H fair coming up
4-H’ers from across Edgar County will be involved in exhibiting their general and livestock projects at the annual Edgar County 4-H Fair, Friday through Wednesday at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds in Paris.
The livestock will be housed on-grounds and the Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the week. Food will be served all day and into the evening in the multi-purpose building by the 4-H Association and Edgar County HCE.
Highlights of the fair include Sewing and Textiles judging and the Small Pets Show on Friday. The Horse and Pony Show, judging of Aerospace, Photography, Personal Development and Community Involvement projects and the popular Dog Show will fill Saturday’s schedule.
Sunday afternoon will see the arrival of the livestock and judging of the Visual Arts projects. Monday’s activities include Foods judging, the Sheep Show and the Goat Show and Llama Show. The day will conclude with the Foods Auction at 6 p.m. The public will have a chance to purchase the tasty creations of the 4-H’ers.
Swine, beef and poultry will be judged on Tuesday followed by the Master Showmanship Contest in the evening. Wednesday will begin with the Rabbit Show at 8 a.m.
The traditional Livestock Auction will conclude the fair that evening beginning at 6.
For more information and specific times of events call the Edgar County Extension Office at (217) 465-8585 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/cce.
Longtime weatherman Jesse Walker relates well to people of Wabash Valley
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TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Need something for the kids? Try these Ritzy Cookies
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CULINARY COURSES: Clabber Girl Classroom Kitchen provides variety of cooking courses for the Valley
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RIVER OF SOUND: Composer sees symphony bring his musical imagination to life
David Watkins smiled as he stood on the Tilson Auditorium stage. The audience stood, too, applauding.
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The Beauties of Spring: Stunning array of wildflowers bloom each spring in Collett Park
Groundskeepers put off the first mowing of Collett Park each spring.
Admirers of the place, Terre Haute’s oldest park, like it that way.
A stunning array of wildflowers covers the 21-acre lawn for a few short weeks. Those plants, known as “spring beauties,” emerge in March, bloom in April and go dormant by May, when the brilliant waves of white and pink flowers disappear.
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From kilts to haggis, Wabash Valley Scottish Society marks a decade of preserving heritage
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Witness to history: April movie chronicles Jackie Robinson’s trials as be breaks Major League Baseball’s color barrier — something Vigo County native Harry Taylor witnessed first hand
The upcoming movie “42” aims to show America what Jackie Robinson endured.
Harry Taylor witnessed it firsthand.
Robinson wore jersey No. 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Taylor wore 41. Both were 28-year-old rookies, considerably older than most. Taylor got delayed by military service in World War II. Professional baseball’s unwritten but ironclad code of racial discrimination had kept Robinson and other African-Americans out of the majors since the 1880s.
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Geocaching Indiana: Clay County man develops idea to use geo-art to create outline of state in caches
Indiana, long-known as the Crossroads of America, has for years been a destination for people coming from around the world to witness such activities as the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, Indianapolis Colts football games and Indiana University Hoosiers basketball games.
Since October 2012, Indiana’s attractions have come to include the surprising geo-art creation of a group of Wabash Valley geocachers — people who use Global Positioning Systems and similar location-sensitive devices to find hidden objects for fun.
Voice of a Storyteller: Chance meeting of Twain, Paris youngster inspired narrative voice of Huck Finn
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Pearls of the Wabash: Efforts to reintroduce mussels
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Natural Habitat: Meet 17-year-old Ben Cvengros, who has a knack for capturing wildlife — in particular, birds — on his camera
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WORD PLAY: Scrabble Club broadens Greene County youngsters’ vocabularies and experiences in a fun way
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Doing a lot with a little: Family’s resourcefulness leads it to reuse vegetable oil as fuel
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Coming full circle: Vigo County 4-H’er hopes donation of livestock auction money helps youth
The phrase “giving back” is often quoted but sometimes lacks personal follow through.
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Fountain honoring sacrifice by life-saving Santa may return to site of his heroism
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A Devotion to Art: The Halcyon featuring artistic legacy of Evalyn James during month of December
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‘A Song for Indiana’ to raise money for Dresser sculpture
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Sign up for Community School of the Arts classes
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Diamond Hill Station goes bold in ‘Katy Bar the Door’ album
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Opening reception Friday for ‘Mud Musings’
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