Putnam Patter for Nov. 9, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Reunion moved to Claddagh Irish Pub

The Cloverdale High School class of 1985 reunion has been moved to the Claddagh Irish Pub in Plainfield. The event will still take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 13.

Class members should contact Pam (Conner) Williams at 721-1300 to RSVP.

Monthly breakfast planned for Nov. 13

The Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 13. Biscuits, gravy, pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage will be served.

Registration open for grief workshop

No matter how long it's been since a loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time -- but there's hope. Join the Surviving the Holidays group 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Greencastle Christian Church, 620 Primrose Lane.

There is a $5 registration fee, and scholarships are available.

Surviving the Holidays is sponsored by Greencastle Christian Church and Horizon Hospice Care. For more information, call 721-2695.

Beekeeper is speaker of Council meeting

Tracy Hunter of Hunter's Honey Farm will be the speaker at the upcoming annual meeting of the Putnam County Extension Advisory Council.

The event is slated to occur at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on starting at 6:30 p.m. with dinner Nov. 30. Tickets to the event are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.

Besides a brief update of Purdue Extension-Putnam County programs and activities, the agenda includes the highlight of the evening -- guest speaker Hunter, who is owner of the 100-year-old family business, Hunter's Honey Farm. Hunter produces honey and is involved with breeding and producing honeybees.

He will discuss the significant challenges beekeepers have faced during recent years. Some producers have lost two-thirds or more of hives during recent winters due to these additional stresses.

Hunter will also discuss the threats of losing honeybees in the pollination of plants that are significant for crop production and food supply.

Tickets are available from any Extension Board member or by contacting the Purdue Extension-Putnam County office at 653-8411 or at 209 W. Liberty St. Room 5 in Greencastle in the Courthouse Annex.

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