The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

March 12, 2013

Extension celebrates 100 years

WASHINGTON — Statewide, the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association is celebrating 100 years in 2013 and Washington will host the local celebration of the state anniversary next week.

The Eastside Park Community Building will be themed with birthday decorations as three state officers and more than100 extension members from

10 counties will come Wednesday take part for the Evansville District meeting.

Purdue Extension Consumer and Family Sciences Agent Jennifer Stefancik said many current and past local presidents are expected to attend.

It was just a matter of luck that Daviess County was selected to host the meeting, Stefancik said.

"Those homemakers meet twice a year, once in the spring and in the fall," Stefancik said. "Those counties take turn hosting the meeting. This time, it was Daviess County's turn and it just happened to be the 100th anniversary celebration.

"We're trying to reach out to past members and past presidents so we have a good turnout for the meeting." Debbie Hamden, secretary for the county-wide organization, said about 145 members are planning to attend from the region.

"We've done quite a bit to put it together," Hamden said.

Locally, the Daviess County Extension Homemakers started in March 1924 by Mrs. Hugh Lett in the old Daviess County Courthouse. When it began,16 clubs had 216 members. Throughout the years, the numbers have ebbed and flowed.

Currently, according to Stefancik, there are six clubs ‹ Sugarland, April Debs, Encore, Hoosier Gals, March Beginnings, Think Young - and 70 members locally. Every other month, the presidents from the clubs meet for a county-wide homemakers meeting. There are also district and state opportunities as well. Former homemakers and those interested in homemaking clubs are invited, Stefancik said. The program will consist of regular business, including a message from IEHA's state president. Also, a master gardener from Pike County will be the keynote speaker.

"There will also be a silent auction that is popular every year," Stefancik said. The centennial celebration will continue all year.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Colts' 'monster' now preparing to 'hunt' ANDERSON — There’s a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.Expectations have been high inside the locker room since Chuck Pagano arrived in January 2012 and

    July 23, 2014

  • Police Reports CITY REPORTS Tuesday 12:30 a.m. - Police were called to investigate the theft of a cell phone at 703 SW Fifth St. 4:14 a.m. - A resident reported someone got into a vehicle at 501 Lincoln St. ransacked it and left the front passenger door open. The o

    July 22, 2014

  • Music camp pic 1 Band season starts with music camp While a lot of high school students are finishing up the summer break, the members of the Washington High School Golden Pride Band are back in class and getting ready for the fall, by taking part in music camp. "We're excited," said Washington High S

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • B-R teachers union sue Madison, Board Members of the Barr-Reeve Classroom Teachers Association have filed charges of unfair labor practice (ULP) against Superintendent Travis Madison and the three elected members of the school board; Joe Cummings, Galen Graber and Scott Lottes. The docum

    July 22, 2014

  • Field day to educate livestock producers WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue University-sponsored Indiana Beef Integrated Resource Management program will hold a field day to showcase the benefits of bringing water to livestock grazing paddocks.The field day will run 2-6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the M

    July 22, 2014

  • North Daviess School Board approves handbook revisions North Daviess Superintendent Robert Bell updated members of the school board Monday night about progress on the corporation buildings. Several projects have been taking place at the elementary and junior high/high school buildings over the summer. Be

    July 21, 2014

  • NWS - WT072214 - CampIlliana - NBS Accident claims life of Camp Illiana director A late Monday morning accident killed the director of Camp Illiana. The Daviess County Sheriff's Department reports that around 10:44 a.m. emergency crews were summoned the Camp Illiana, 727 E. 450 S. in southern Daviess County where David Ira-Mitch

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Tuesday's police report CITY REPORT Monday 6:51 a.m. – Chad Burrus, 10 W. Van Trees St., reported the theft of an iPod from his vehicle the night before. A report was made. 1:58 a.m. – A female caller reported an accident on Southeast Seventh Street. A car hit another park

    July 21, 2014

  • James Mulkey OTWELL — James Keith Mulkey, 76, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday at his residence. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Otwell, with Pastor Catherine Gallager officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Vis

    July 21, 2014

  • Calling all community leaders Purdue Extension and Daviess County Extension are joining forces to bring Leadership Daviess County to the area beginning in September. The Community Leadership Program will consist of 44 hours of interactive educational opportunities to help individ

    July 21, 2014