Early voting to begin
Early voting in person for the Nov. 6 general election will begin in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Voting will continue Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until noon Monday, Nov. 5. Voters will need to show an Indiana Driver’s License, an Indiana I.D. Card, a U.S. Passport, or other photo I.D. issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government.
The clerk’s office, located on the top floor of the courthouse, will also be open Saturday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those voters who cannot make it to the office during regular hours. Persons requiring a ballot be mailed to them, or needing assistance to vote should contact the voter registration office at 254-8679.
NRA Youth Day upcoming
Pike County Birdhunter’s Club and the National Rifle Association present the 7th Annual NRA Youth Day Oct. 13. Kick off will be at 8 a.m. at the Pike County Birdhunters’ Club. All youth ages 7 through 18 are welcome. Bring your own shotgun or one will be furnished — 12, 20, 410 and .22 rifle shells provided.
For more questions, contact Chris Kinman at 789-3125; Steve Peters at 423-5623; Ray Bryant at 753-4861; or Charles Shoultz at 782-3574.
Bird walk, program set
Join DVD author Joe LaFleur for a guided bird walk from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at Spring Mill State Park. The walk features hands-on identification of birds in habitats like woodland and wetland. Beginners are welcome.
Meet at the Nature Center, and bring binoculars if you have them. From 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. LaFleur will provide an audiovisual program about common migrant birds. The program will help you identify birds by sight and sound and will also review preferred habitats and how to attract each species to your yard. Meet at the Nature Center. The program is appropriate for people age 5 and up. For more information call (812) 849-4129 or (888) 414-2837. A $5 per vehicle entrance fee is required.
Early bingo at Eagles
Eagles bingo, Thursday, with early, early birds at 6 p.m.; early bingo at 6:30 p.m.; and regular bingo at 7 p.m.
Early voting to begin
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DCH announces safety upgrade
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SAFS activities for next week
Monday — Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday — Golden Living Center bingo, 10 a.m.
Loogootee graduation scheduled for Friday
Loogootee Junior/Senior High School will hold its 2013 graduation exercises at 7 p.m. today.
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Pike Central to hold graduation
Pike Central High School will hold its 38th commencement exercises at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the high school gymnasium.
Closings for Memorial Day
The following are area closings for the Memorial Day holiday Monday:
North Daviess still facing budget cuts
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