Mold temporarily closes Napoleon post office

U.S. Postal Service employees discovered mold at the Napoleon post office, 8949 N. U.S. 421. Operations were immediately suspended, employee Naddia Dhalai, Cleveland, said Sept. 5.

In accordance with OSHA and USPS regulations and to safeguard the health and safety of customers and employees, operations are temporarily relocating to the Osgood post office, 201 N. Walnut St.

Hours of operations are weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Dhalai said, “The postal service apologizes for any inconvenience this might cause; however, the safety of our employees and customers is our top priority.”

Farmers can provide input

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Indiana Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources will convene at the Statehouse to discuss key issues impacting agriculture and natural resources in Indiana, said state Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).

The interim study committee will meet to discuss farmland preservation in the Indiana Senate Chamber at 10 a.m. “I encourage local stakeholders and interested parties to join us,” she said. “As a farm owner, I understand many of the issues that are negatively impacting our farmland and our state’s agriculture industry. It is my hope that our discussions will lead to a positive outcome, further protecting Indiana farmers and our state’s agriculture industry.”

Used book and media sale Sept. 12-14

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library used book and media sale is Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 12-14, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the annex building, 10 W. Boehringer St.

Over 10,000 books, videos, CDs, DVDs and books on tape will be sold. Prices are $1 for hardbacks, CDs, and DVDs and 50 cents for paperbacks.

Proceeds will be used to help pay for library materials and programs. A $2 a bag special sale starts Saturday at 3 p.m.

Donations of gently used books, CDs and DVDs are still being accepted. They can be put on the Friends’ shelves in the library lobby.

Thanks, MMH!

Two Margaret Mary Health programs this month can help area residents improve their health.

In today’s fast-paced world, more Americans than ever report feeling stressed and overwhelmed. “Stop Stress This Minute,” a program designed to teach participants how to lower their stress levels and manage stress in a healthy way, starts Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6-7 p.m. at MMH’s Main Campus. This three-part series costs $15. Registration is required: 812-933-5583.

Free Sept. 25 screenings at the Occupational Health & Wellness Center, Batesville, include blood pressure and a cholesterol profile. Patients who have not been diagnosed with diabetes will have their fasting blood sugar levels tested. Appointments are required: 812-933-5583.

Magic show open to all

“The Amazing Magic Show” Friday, Sept. 13, from 6-6:45 p.m. at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA is free to the community, not just members.

“The whole family will enjoy this high-energy performance,” reports marketing coordinator Kathleen Bohman. The Y is located at 30 State Road 129 S., Batesville. To RSVP: 812-934-6006.

So many military vehicles

The 28th annual Military Vehicle Show, planned by the Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association and Museum of the Soldier, is Sept. 13-14 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., Portland. Military trucks, jeeps and unusual vehicles as well as re-enactors and living history exhibits will be on display. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per carload (children 6 and under free). Active military get in free with ID cards.

Info and to order Friday barbecue chicken supper $10 tickets: Matt Simmons, 260-251-7770.

Four Brown County outings this month

Outhouses will be speeding through the middle of Nashville for the Nashcar Outhouse Race, one event at the Abe Martin County Picnic Saturday, Sept. 14, which benefits the We Care Gang, a Brown County nonprofit that helps locals with food and shelter-related needs. The street fest also features live music, games, and a hog roast, according to a Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau news release. Info:

Celebrate Brown County’s artistic heritage and its modern-day art scene during Art Colony Weekend Sept. 13-15. Art workshops, a cocktail party, auction and, of course, some live painting during the Great Outdoor Art Contest are in the mix. Info:

Uncle Pen Days, a legendary bluegrass bash with more than 30 bands, is back for a 45th year Sept. 18-21 at Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, 5163 N. State Road 135, Morgantown. The fest will also include vocal, music and instrument workshops, around-the-clock jam sessions, camping, food and the induction of renowned songwriters into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Tickets are $39 and camping fees are extra. Info:

Let your inner-hippie shine during the Good People Good Times Music Fest Sept. 27-28 at Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville. A ticket costs $60 and the parking fee is $10. Info:

Franklin County home styles eyed

The towns and countryside of Franklin County are dotted with a variety of home styles representing three centuries. “Houses of the Future: The Fabulous Lustrons and Mail-Order Kit Houses” will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Brookville Library by Julie Schlesselman, Franklin County Public Library District Local History and Genealogy Department manager.

As a result of the only Lustron house in the county having been lost, this program will also address the upcoming book “Lost Franklin County” and how attendees can contribute to it.

Hoosiers fought Alaskan wildfires

A total of 20 wildland firefighters comprising employees from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service and Hoosier National Forest recently traveled to Alaska for a 14-day assignment to assist with wildland fire operations in the Upper Yukon Zone, according to an Aug. 15 news release.

The firefighters worked to remove hoses and water pumps from fire lines as the fires reached containment levels. Due to a lack of road infrastructure, crews, equipment and supplies were all transported via helicopters or boats.