Free Gardening Workshop Offered This Weekend

The public is invited to a free workshop on small container and raised bed gardening 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Christ Lutheran Church in Noblesville is playing host to the workshop, and taught by the Hamilton County Master Gardeners Association's Seeds of Knowledge Committee.

In addition to the presentation and demonstrations, a supply of free plants and seeds will be distributed to attendees.

The workshop is at the church, 10055 E. 186th St., Noblesville. RSVP's are not required for this free event.

For questions or more information, contact Christ Lutheran Church at (317) 773-3669.

Hope Family Care Center plans spaghetti dinner

CICERO - Help Hope Family Care Center provide dental care by enjoying a spaghetti dinner.

Hope, which delivers free medical and dental care to those who are uninsured, underinsured and underserved, will play host to the dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 7 at Red Bridge Park. A free-will offering and silent auction will support its dental services.

"The costs of providing professional, trusted care to adults and children in a fully equipped clinic are great and the need continues to grow," said Mike Jenkins, CEO of the 13-year-old clinic at 270 W. Jackson St. "Our volunteer medical and dental staff cared for 650 patients from Hamilton and surrounding counties last year."

The Hope team sees medical patients without appointments from 9 a.m.-noon the first and third Saturday of the month and from 6:00-9:00 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday. Dental patients are seen by appointment only, A $5 donation is requested, although no one is turned away if they are unable to pay.

For more information about the dinner or the care, call Hope Family Care Center, (317) 984-3444.

Edward Jones to have open house

CICERO - Corey Sylvester, a local financial advisor for the financial services firm Edward Jones, invites the public to attend an open house from 3 p.m. to 6p.m. April 26 at his office located at 120 W. Jackson Street in Cicero.

"We are happy to be part of the Cicero community and would like to express our appreciation for the confidence and support we receive year-round," Sylvester said.

Sylvester may be reached at 317-984-4845.

Carmel student

awarded broadcast


CARMEL - Jackson Kizer, Carmel, a Ball State University broadcast journalism student, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Indiana Broadcasters Association. is awarding scholarships to six college students to help them pursue degrees in the field of broadcasting.

Kizer is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Digital Sports Production and plans to become a play-by-play sports broadcaster on a national level.

Dinner, auction

to raise funds

for missions

Noblesville First United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual Chicken n' Noodle Dinner and Auction 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 28, at the church, 2051 Monument St.

Proceeds benefit United Methodist Women mission projects including local food pantries, preschool scholarships and Hope for Women International.

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger, and free for children 2 and younger. There is a family maximum of $35.00, and carry-out available

For more information call the church at (317) 773-2500 or visit

Safety kits available

at consignment sale

Just Between Friends Indy North, and Shane's Foundation, based in Chicago, are partnering to promote furniture safety at the JBF consignment sale, Wednesday through Saturday at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.

Shane's Foundation & JBF will provide free furniture tip-over kits to anyone who purchases furniture at the event and provide educational resources to other shoppers. Shane's Foundation will also work to provide kits to anyone who needs them for existing furniture in their homes.

Every 24 minutes a child is injured when a piece of furniture tips over on them and every two weeks a child is killed. This tragedy is easily preventable with some simple safety kits.

Shane's Foundation advocates for better furniture safety and help provide free tip over kits as well as educational information to parents.

HH Building


set to meet

ARCADIA - The Board of Directors of the Hamilton Heights Building Corporation is scheduled to meet 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Administration Building, 410 W. Main St., Arcadia, to consider the proposed form of Lease Agreement to be entered into between the Building Corporation and Hamilton Heights School Corporation and other businesses.

Local author

to discuss

Noblesville history

In an event sponsored by the Noblesville branch of the American Association of University Women, local author Kurt Meyer is scheduled to speak at Ivy Tech Community College, 300 North 17 St., room 229, 7 p.m. May 3.

His topic will be the tales of the settling and growth of the village of Noblesville.

Meyer will speak on the history of the town and its citizens, including photos and long lost stories of the "movers and shakers" of the 1890's and early 1900's.

Meyer has two published novels about the history of the town, "Noblesville" and "Salvage Man."

The event is free and open to the public.

WFD merit board

scheduled to meet

WESTFIELD - The Westfield Fire Department Merit Commission is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. April 24, in the Westfield Public Safety Building, 17535 Dartown Road.

Sheridan kindergarten registration set

SHERIDAN - Kindergarten registration for Sheridan Community Schools will be Tuesday April 25. It will take place at Sheridan Elementary from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Children must be five years old on or by August 1 in order to register. Parents are required to bring the child's birth certificate, immunization records, and social security card. Appointments will be made for Kindergarten assessment, which will take place at the Sheridan Public Library on May 11 and 12.

Parents and children will meet the Kindergarten teachers, as well as the school principal, assistant principle, and other faculty.

For information on the registration, call the Sheridan Elementary office at 317-758-4491.

Photo contest returns

The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring its annual photo contest for youth and adults who reside in Hamilton County.

Each division has three categories, Conservation at Work, Weird Trees of Hamilton County, and Native Plants (Urban or Agriculture).

Digital files must be submitted by June 28, 2017.

"This contest is a great way to showcase various aspects of conservation in our county," said Ginger Davis, HCSWCD administrator, "We hope to see a lot of great photos!"

Photo entries will be displayed at the 4-H Fair July 20-24.

Winners in each of the categories will receive $50.

Additional information and entry forms are located at

Questions? Email: or call 317-773-2181.

Bank offers free paper shredding

The Farmers Bank, 16940 Clover Road, Noblesville, has scheduled a community shred day, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Old tax documents, bank statements, credit card solicitations, medical records, and other personal documents needing to be destroyed will be shredded on-site. There is no need to remove papers from file folders, take out staples or remove paperclips as they can run through the shredder. Participants will be able to watch their documents be destroyed. Once the documents are shredded, they are then recycled.

Open house

at Mama's Cupboard

SHERIDAN - Mama's Cupboard, a local Food Pantry in Sheridan is having a Community Open House 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Mama's Cupboard is a faith based 501(c)3 organization that serves residents in the Sheridan Community Schools area, suppling food, supplies, and various services to those in need.

Mama's Cupboard typically helps approximately 40 families per month, while at the same time helping them to become self-sufficient when possible.

Mama's Cupboard relies on an operating Grant from St Vincent Community Health Partners, along with donations from a wide variety of businesses, organizations and individuals for the programs and food that they distribute. With the help in the form of a grant from the Braveheart Foundation, Mama's Cupboard was able to purchase a building about and year and a half ago, that would allow them to better serve their clients.

The support from the Community has been tremendous, and the Open House is intended to recognize and thank the Businesses, Organizations and the community that has made this possible.

Sheridan to flush hydrants May 1

SHERIDAN - Sheridan Water Works will begin its biannual fire hydrant flushing May 1, and end May 5.

Sheridan Water Works is asking all residents to be aware of the flushing in their areas of Town and that some temporary water discoloration could be a possible result.

Hydrant flushing is required periodically to clean the system and water mains. Sheridan Water Works will be flushing between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 P.M. during that week.

If customers see a discoloration in their water, we would ask them to let the water run at maximum volume for two or three minutes or until the discoloration disappears. Water Superintendent Mark Evoy is asking residents for their patients. It is important that this process be done so our residents can receive the best quality water.

Sheridan Water Works is asking customers to minimize water usage as much as possible during the week.

Tractor Supply

seeks vendors

for farmer's market

Tractor Supply Company is looking for farmers, crafters and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods at its spring Farmers Market scheduled for May 13.

Collectors, crafters and growers with interests in everything from homemade crafts and candles to baked goods, carvings, flowers and produce are encouraged to sign up. To register, vendors can visit or visit their Tractor Supply store. Nonprofit organizations are also encouraged to register.

During the Farmers Market on May 13, vendors will be able showcase their goods, free of charge, in areas near the storefront.