April 21, 2014

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Recalls 4-18-14
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Friday, April 18, 2014 2:20 PM | Updated ( Friday, April 18, 2014 2:24 PM )
School building corp will consider escrow agreement
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:27 AM

The board of directors of the Lawrenceburg High School building corporation will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the corpoartion administration office, 300 Tiger Blvd., to consider an escrow agreement, definitive agreement and loan agreement to be entered into between the building corpoartion and the City of Lawrenceburg.

Day of prayer will feature characterizations
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:26 AM

National Day of Prayer, United in Prayer: Past and Present, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Soldier’s Circle, Aurora Riverview Cemetery.

There will be characterizations of past presenidents, preachers, businessmen, teachers and media and military leaders and the families who have sacrificed to keep one nation under God.

The event is sponsored by the Aurora Council of Churches. Bring lawn chairs.

Church can participate in National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:25 AM | Updated ( Friday, April 18, 2014 8:27 AM )

Fifteen years ago Blue Sunday was established in the faith community to bring awareness to the need for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  

Local faith organizations are encourage to join the millions already committed to participate in the National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer to pray for those abused or neglected and also for those who rescue them.

Register your church for Blue Sunday at www.bluesunday.org, distribute blue ribbons, honor church members who go beyond and above for children, and consider taking up a collection for Prevent Child Abuse of Dearborn/Ohio Counties, Inc., one of many organizations where funding has been cut.  

In our communities alone, there were 1,200 reports of abuse or neglect in Dearborn and Ohio Counties. In the U.S., there are an estimated 3,000,000 children abused or neglected, nearly 400,000 children in foster care, and 1640 children die each year due to abuse/neglect.  Two thirds of individuals in drug treatment admit to being abused as a child and 160,000 students miss school each and every day due to fear of a bully.  

For more information about child abuse prevention, go to www.pcain.org. Donations are greatly appreciated to keep local programs such as child abuse prevention workshops in the schools, pinwheels in the parks, and free activities for all families. Donations can be sent to:  Prevent Child Abuse, P.O. Box 3884, Lawrenceburg, IN  47025.  

If abuse or neglect is suspected, you can make an anonymous call to the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.

Sign-up began for USDA disaster assistance programs
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:04 PM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting today, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.  

“We implemented these programs in record time and kept our commitment to begin sign-up today,” said Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. “To ensure enrollment goes as smoothly as possible, dedicated staff in over 2,000 Farm Service Agency offices across the country are doing everything necessary to help producers that have suffered through two and a half difficult years with no assistance because these programs were awaiting Congressional action.”

Depending on the size and type of farm or ranch operation, eligible producers can enroll in one of four programs administered by the Farm Service Agency.  The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP), and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) will provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and including calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014. The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish that have suffered losses because of disease, severe weather, blizzards and wildfires.  

Enrollment also begins today for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP), which provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.

Producers signing up for these programs are encouraged to contact their local FSA office for information on the types of records needed and to schedule an appointment. Taking these steps in advance will help producers ensure their application moves through the process as quickly as possible.

Supporting documents may include livestock birth records, purchase and transportation receipts, photos and ownership records showing the number and type of livestock lost, documents listing the gallons of water transported to livestock during drought, and more. Crop records may include purchase receipts for eligible trees, bushes, or vines, seed and fertilizer purchases, planting and production records, and documentation of labor and equipment used to plant or remove eligible trees, bushes, or vines.

Producers have three to nine months to apply depending on the program and year of the loss. Details are available from any local FSA office.

For more information, producers may review the 2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet, and the LIP, LFP, ELAP and TAP fact sheets online, or visit any local FSA office or USDA Service Center.