Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free Backyard Poultry 200 program from 6 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 in VFW Post 501 at 608 National Ave. in West Terre Haute.

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When animals are lost or abandoned, they become vulnerable to extreme risks. Helping animals out of dangerous circumstances can literally save their lives.

Each year the American Contract Bridge League recognizes players who earned the greatest number of masterpoints during the previous year. One of these ACBL masterpoint races, the Mini-McKenney race, counts points earned at all ACBL sanctioned games. The race is flighted according to the number of MPs players held at the beginning of the year.

A Jumpstart Challenge, offered in February by The Maple Center for Integrative Health, is a mostly online opportunity which makes it ideal for people with very busy schedules who cannot attend weekly classes.In just 10 days, participants in the healt

The introduction of the 1956 edition of the “Green Book” explained the publication’s necessity with subtle wording.It aimed to give the African-American traveler “information that will keep him from running into difficulties, embarrassments and to ma

The Riverton Parke High School’s Agriculture Power, Structure, and Technology class recently was challenged by the Mecca-Wabash Township Volunteer Fire Department to design and build mobile lockers for its firehouse. The fire department, limited on s

Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension will host their annual Bi-State Gardening Conference and dinner on Jan. 22 in The Beef House Restaurant at 16501 Indiana 63 in Covington.

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Community events offered this week throughout the Wabash Valley.

Each year the American Contract Bridge League totals the number of masterpoints earned by each member during the year and recognizes those players earning the greatest number of points. One of these ACBL masterpoint races, the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs race, counts only points earned at the player’s local club.

Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in 1946, in the aptly named “Hell’s Kitchen” section of New York City, where as a teenager he was in constant trouble, having been kicked out of several schools. But he managed to graduate from high schoo

This year citizens from a variety of backgrounds and points of view have been complaining that Americans are shouting at each other too frequently instead of discussing matters. Perhaps worse, some critics say, we’re often not even talking to people who look or think differently than ourselves.

A Purdue Master Gardener Basic Training will be offered to Vigo County residents from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 5, and again on May 7 in Room W104 at Ivy Tech Community College at 8000 S. Education Drive.

With the new year comes a fresh chance to improve your landscape. Getting it right from the start will save a lot of time and effort over the growing season, perhaps over the years. Preventing a problem, disease, insect infestation, etc. is much easier than treating it.

Shelters are always filled to the brim with misplaced dogs and cats. If you are searching for your lost pet, go to the shelter and see if he is there. A wandering pet is sometimes picked up by an animal control officer and brought to the shelter. While you’re there, fill out a “Lost Pet Report” (bring a photo of your pet, if possible) and check back often (every five days).

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Pairs playing at the Terre Haute Bridge Club on Dec. 26, 28 and 29 participated in a Sectional Tournament at Clubs (STaC). Players’ results were compared, not only to others at the THBC, but also to players across ACBL District 11 who played identical hands during the same time period. District 11 includes clubs in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Community events offered this week throughout the Wabash Valley.

The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will host their latest installment of Sundays at the Woods: A Low Carbon Diet, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 20 in the Foley Conference Room at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center.

Editor’s note: This the Scotts’ final travel story for CNHI newspapers. Greetings from San Francisco, a city that has long been one of our favorites. It is compact, enjoys good public transportation, offers unmatched vistas and is home to excellent r

We have long known that inactivity contributes to premature death. Yet, why is it that so many people don’t exercise regularly? Lack of motivation usually tops the list. What will it take to get the masses moving?What motivates people to move? Surviv

A two-day Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 2 and April 23 in the Vigo County, Wabash Valley Community Foundation, 200 S. Eighth St. The program is a skill builder for the beginner or intermediate g

During the winter, pet owners need to implement some common sense precautions for keeping their pets safe from the cold temperatures. Even though animals have fur to help keep them warm, it cannot protect them from freezing to death. When the tempera

Do you enjoy “party bridge”? Have you resolved to try something new in 2019? The Monday evening Fun-Bridge session is a perfect venue to see what duplicate bridge is like. Come to Suite 21 Kenbell Plaza at 6 pm for a brief orientation, then join in t

Parke County cartoonist Herman Davis was a quiet man who lived a quiet life in a quiet town. Those who have any memories of him emphasize his shy and gentlemanly ways, yet that’s about all they can remember about him.

There are many compelling wine stories happening in Indiana including improving wine quality and the explosion of new wineries.There’s never been a better time for Indiana’s signature Traminette and Chambourcin. The Indiana Wine and Grape Council is

We have a big Fourth of July celebration at West Union, Ill. A lot of families come home for reunions and it's a great time — like Christmas in July.

We grew to love the work of Frank Lloyd Wright during our years at Florida Southern College.With 13 structures designed by the famed architect, we essentially lived and worked in the presence of Wright’s designs.In early December, we returned to Fran

Community events offered this week throughout the Wabash Valley.

The holiday week ahead will bring several changes to the regularly scheduled games at the Terre Haute Bridge Club. There will be some special games, some cancelled games, and an added Saturday game.

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Horses occupy a special place in Larry Sample’s family history.His great-grandfather organized the first horse rides at Turkey Run State Park a century ago. His dad operated the park’s stable for many years, starting in 1961.

For years, I made tomato soup cake. No one ever knew my mystery ingredient. And then I found this recipe for Tomato Soup Brownies that calls for a small can of soup. They are so moist.

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Terre Haute native answers that question with nonprofit that helps launch Ugandan women's businesses.