CLARK COUNTY — CLARK COUNTY
Drop off used oil Tuesday
Clark County Farm Bureau Inc. and the Purdue Extension Service of Clark County are sponsoring a used oil collection day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark County 4-H Center, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.
There is no cost to homeowners or farmers for this collection service. Large container quantities — those in 55 gallon drums or larger containers — should be brought to the collection site after 9:30 a.m. Kentucky Petroleum Recycling will have a collection truck at the site and will accept oils in any size containers.
If farmers or homeowners have nonmobile containers that individually contain at least 55 gallons of used oil each, arrangements can be made for an on-farm/home pickup during the day — also at no charge. The farm or home must be in Clark County and must be within a 25-mile radius of the Clark County 4-H Center to schedule an on-farm/home pickup.
Used oils that will be accepted include the following: motor oils, transmission oils, gear oils, cooking oils and hydraulic oils. Fluids such as solvents, paints, lacquer thinners, varnishes, household/farm chemicals and oils contaminated with any of these substances will not be accepted at this event.
However, people with these materials are encouraged to take them to the Clark County Solid Waste Management District office, along Ind. 62, just southwest of the 4-H Center.
Antifreeze and used oil filters will be accepted at this event. Please bring these in separate containers from used oils. As a special service, Chris Gibson with Simplex Grinnell will be on site from 9 to 10 a.m. to provide fire extinguisher inspections and servicing.
Farmers and homeowners are reminded that their fire extinguishers need to be checked annually by a professional even if they have not been discharged. So bring those fire extinguishers from trucks, tractors, combines, shops and homes and have them inspected and serviced/recharged if needed. A fee will be charged based on the service provided.
Call the Purdue Extension Service at 812-256-4591 by 4 p.m. Monday for an on-farm/home pickup of used oil, or call for more information.
Church hosts yard, flea market sale
Harvest Chapel Church of the Nazarene will host a yard and flea market sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1544 Plank Road, Jeffersonville.
Interested vendors are still needed. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase and there will be a corn hole tournament, beginning at about noon, for $10 for two players.
Contact Donna King at 812-282-0811 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space or for more information.
Exhibit hopes to boost adoptions
An inspiring photo exhibit featuring candid images of Indiana children waiting to be adopted will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at Eastside Christian Church, 2319 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville.
Hosted by the Indiana Department of Child Services and Hederick Partnerships, the Heart Gallery will provide an opportunity for families to consider giving a child a home.
Photographers volunteer their time and talents to capture each child’s unique spirit in portraits that have helped many of them find homes. To learn more about how to assist the Indiana Heart Gallery e-mail email@example.com or visit facebook.com/pages/Indianapolis-IN/Indiana-Heart-Gallery/200643338953.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. To find out more about adopting a child, call 888-25-ADOPT or visit adoptachild.in.gov
JHS class of 1943 to meet
Jeffersonville High School’s class of 1943 will sponsor a reunion luncheon at noon Friday at the Holiday Inn Lakeview, Clarksville.
All 1943 graduates are invited to attend.
Church hosting 150th events
Blue Lick Christian Church in Henryville is planning a three-day 150th anniversary celebration. The theme will be “Remembering the past; serving the present; inspiring the future.
The three day celebration will begin 7 p.m. Oct. 14, with Shawn Tully speaking, followed by a reception. Mike McCoskey will speak at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15, followed by a reception. The schedule on Oct. 17 is 10:30 a.m., Jerry Shaw speaking followed by a pitch-in dinner. At 1:30 p.m. an old fashioned hymn sing will be enjoyed, followed by Larry Keene speaking at 2 p.m.