DARE program graduation ceremonies under way

Graduation ceremonies for fifth-graders who have completed the 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education program began Tuesday morning at Medora Elementary School.

Crothersville fifth-graders will receive their certificates at 1:15 p.m. today while Brownstown Central fifth-graders will be recognized during a program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school.

The program focuses on four areas: providing accurate information about alcohol and drugs, teaching decision making skills, showing students how to resist peer pressure and giving them ideas for alternatives to drug use and violence.

County Detective Bob Lucas and Officer Tom Barker teach the program as well as Brownstown Officer Tom Wright.

Craft class to make

felt turkey pillows

Families can make felt turkey pillows during a craft program at the Crothersville Library.

The free program will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Registration is required and is limited to eight families.

To register or for information, call the library at 793-2927.

3-D turkey craft

planned at library

Youngsters can make 3-D turkeys at the Jackson County Public Library Thursday.

The free craft program for children 5 to 11 will be at 4 p.m. in the Medora Library meeting room.

Registration is required.

To register or for information, call the library at 966-2278.

Open house today for extension educator

An open house honoring Pamela Hess upon her retirement from Purdue Extension Service will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Extension Office in the Courthouse in Brownstown.

The public is invited.

Hess is retiring after serving as extension educator for 4-H youth development for 26 years in Jackson County.

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