Clark County, Ill.
• Parke County Covered Bridge festival activities, including communitywide yard sale, antique tractor and engine show, parade, canal tours and cornbread and bean dinner, Montezuma.
• Hay Ride & Haunted Woods presented by Phoenix Theatre and Westfield Improvement League, includes weiner roast and refreshments, adults, $5, ages 12 and under, $4, 6 to 9 p.m., Mill Creek Park, Marshall, Ill.; www.clarkcountyparkdistrict.com or 217-889-3601.
• Flea and Farmers Markets, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 115 W. National Ave., Brazil, 812-240-3572.
• Downtown Farmers Market, fresh fruits and vegetables, organic meats and eggs, live plants and herbs, alpaca fleece, 8 a.m. to noon, Clabber Girl parking lot, Ninth and Cherry streets; interested participants call 812-299-5404.
• Terre Haute Children’s Museum, will partner with ISU Center for Mathematics Education to kick off “Go Figure” program, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 727 Wabash Ave. 812-235-5548.
• Free computer lab for job search purposes, daily, also access to phone for local calls; resumé building software and self-taught tutorials, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries, 600 S. Third St., 812-235-1827, ext. 236.
• Pets Alive Spay/Neuter League, registration for low cost spay/neuter of dogs and cats, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pet Food Center, 175 W. Honeycreek Parkway. For more information call 812-235-6465.
• Strike Out the Burn bowling tournament presented by the Terre Haute Firefighters Bowling Association, $25 per person or $125 per teams of five, 1 p.m., Vigo Bowl, 812-208-3350.
• Vigo County Green Party meets, 2 p.m., Coffee Grounds, 423 Wabash Ave., 812-239-2760.
• Memorial and benefit auction to help the family of Terre Haute resident Gregory Lewis Sanders Sr. with his funeral and burial expenses, 3:30 to 6 p.m., TK’s Sports Grille, 724 N. Fruitridge Ave.; donations also may be made online at donations.hismessageforyou.com or by contacting Megan Sanders at 812-391-5317 to donate via a bank account provided by JP Morgan Chase; or by mail to JP Morgan Chase, in care of His Message for You Ministry, #424383755, 550 K Street, Los Banos, CA 93635; all donations received by His Message for You Ministry through Oct. 31 will benefit the Sanders family donation drive.
• Unhaunted Halloween Happenings, featuring train and hay rides, $2 each, Halloween story in Fort Harrison room, movie, and pumpkin contest, 6 to 9 p.m., Deming Park, 812-232-0147.
• Shadow Asylum haunted house event to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of the Wabash Valley, $10 admission, 7 p.m. to midnight, 949 N. 10th St., for more information visit www.shadowasylum.net or call 812-234-5620.
Clark County, Ill.
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Republican House of Representatives Speaker Brian Bosma sent a bill that proposes a constitutional ban on gay marriage to a more conservative-leaning legislature committee Tuesday, because it lacked support on the first committee to which it was assigned.
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Levy redirects school funds
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School officials and state legislators from around the state are searching for ways to keep the school buses running — and children safe on the streets — pending the loss of millions of dollars for school transportation.
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After being denied last year, Vigo County Coroner Dr. Susan Amos is again seeking to have her county salary increased to match that of several other county office holders.
Homeless, renters, leasers
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The night it rained tears
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POVERTY IN AMERICA: Success depends on birth location
Deb Kesler grew up poor in a single-parent family, but she knew that education was the ticket to a better life.
She and three siblings put themselves through college with grants, loans and work.
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Students raise more than $1,100 for children’s hospital, watch school staff get heads shaved
Off with the hair!
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Small World Learning Center hopes to save Woods preschool
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Hot projects on display at home show
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VIDEO: Seuss is Loose
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Utility seeks land for new power lines
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Lugar Center to offer CPR training sessions today
Staff members from Union Hospital are partnering with Clark County (Ill.) residents to offer free CPR training to interested community members.
Free cab rides offered for St. Pat’s Day
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More couples challenge same-sex marriage ban
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INDOT to discuss U.S. 40 upgrades in Brazil
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Chamber still taking nominations
The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2013 Business Recognition Awards.
Vigo County Jail Log: March 14, 2014
The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Thursday and Friday, based on jail records.
2 new suits target Indiana’s gay marriage ban
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