The Washington Times-Herald

May 16, 2013

Area Briefs

From Staff Reports
Washington Times Herald

WASHINGTON — Washington Community School board will meet in executive session at 6:15 p.m. today to discuss collective bargaining. The regular session will be at 7 p.m. Items included on the agenda: student recognition; handbooks; leadership academy.

Legion bake auction Friday

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bake Auction will be held Friday. Donations of cookies, cakes, breads, jelly, unique craft items, etc., accepted. Have donations at the club by 4:30 p.m. Friday. Proceeds from the auction go to the scholarship fund and yearly projects.

Swartzentruber benefit Saturday

There will be a benefit lunch for Dave Swartzentruber starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Mennonite Church hall, CR 900E. Proceeds go to help cover medical expenses for cancer treatments. On the menu: pulled barbecue pork, potato salad, green beans, homemade bread and cookie. For delivery or pick up. Orders may be placed by calling 698-2768, 486-5572, 486-3223 or 636-4242.

Hope House on Saturday

Hope House, 704 W. Van Trees St., will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to give free food and clothing to anyone in need. Hope House is a ministry of Church on the Way.

ISP checkpoint this Friday

Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will be conducting a sobriety check point at an undisclosed location in Daviess County on Friday. Those drivers passing through the check point area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.

The purpose of the sobriety check point is to remove those motorists from the highways who are alcohol and/or drug impaired and poses a danger to all who use the roadways. Impaired drivers are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage, personal injury, and death annually.

Reminders so motorists do not find themselves “Over the Limit and Under Arrest”:

* Plan ahead and always designate a sober driver before consuming alcohol.

* Don’t drive your vehicle if you’ve been drinking alcohol. Call a taxi or sober friend.

* Take care of your friends. Never let a friend drive while impaired. Take their keys.

* If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages. Make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver.

* Never provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age of 21.

Motorists encountering another vehicle being operated erratically are encouraged to dial 911 or call the Jasper Indiana State Police Post at 482-1441 or 800-742-7475 and be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location, and direction of travel.