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UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 11 A.M.

Time for the Pumpkin Show Baking Contest! Get your best recipe ready!

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Read the stories below and more in The Versailles Republican dated Sept. 21, 2017.


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Versailles Pumpkin Show tickets available

Get your reduced ride tickets now for the upcoming Versailles Pumpkin Show set for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. The ride tickets are $20 for 22 tickets if bought in advance. They can be purchased at South Ripley, Jac-Cen-Del and Milan schools, Versailles IGA, Ripley Publishing Company, Friendship State Bank, MainSource Bank, and United Community Bank in Versailles.

Read the details on the front page of The Versailles Republican dated Sept. 14, 2017 or click the image for details.
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Local people help in times of disaster

A local man with a big heart returned from the Harvey Hurricane ravaged parts of Texas, tired, with a upper respiratory infection – but ready to go again to help those in need. Bill McDonald, Osgood, didn’t just jump in his vehicle and go without a plan, he is the State Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Knights of Columbus.

To read the entire story by Wanda English Burnett see the front page of The Versailles Republican. This story will also be available on this website after 2 p.m. Click the image or click here to read.
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Punkin Chunkin is Saturday!

Get ready to watch pumpkins fly! Again this year, the Versailles Lions Club will be kicking off the Versailles Pumpkin Show with the Third Annual Punkin Chunkin. It will be held this Saturday, September 23 at the Versailles Sports Complex. There is no charge for spectators!

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Over $700,000 granted from Tyson Fund

Versailles community members gathered on September 14 to celebrate “Uncle” Jim Tyson’s 161st birthday by awarding grants totaling $703,450.67 from the Tyson Fund to 10 organizations.

For the entire story by Jared Rogers and to see a list of recipients read the front page of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.

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Students invited to meet at the pole for prayer

“See you at the flagpole on Wednesday, September 27 in front of South Ripley High School at 7 a.m. and Jac-Cen-Del at 7:15 a.m.”. That’s the invitation to students to celebrate the global day of student prayer that takes place each fourth Wednesday every year in September.

To read the details see page 3 of The Versailles Republican.
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Right-To-Try Drug Proposal is a solution for a non-existent problem

This fall the House of Representatives is likely to take up legislation passed by the Senate that gives terminally ill patients the right to try unproven, experimental drugs that are not yet on the market. Thirty-seven states have already passed similar legislation.

Read the entire article by Trudy Lieberman of the Rural Health News Service on page 4 of The Versailles Republican. This story will also be available on this website after 2 p.m. Click the image or click here to read.
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Brown County’s Leaf Cam now online to view fall foliage

It’s back! With the first official day of fall later this week, the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce that its ever-popular Leaf Cam is officially up and running!

To read the details see page 6 of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.
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On the Record from the Ripley County Courthouse

SMALL CLAIMS
Anthony L. Montgomery, Versailles vs. Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indianapolis, filed Aug. 30.

Read the courthouse news as submitted by the Ripley County Courthouse on page 2, section B of The Versailles Republican.
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Rising Sun Regional Foundation grant provides equipment for DCH Athletic Trainer programs in three area schools

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to Dearborn County Hospital for its athletic trainer programs in three school corporations.

Read entire story on page 3, section B of The Versailles Republican. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand.

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What to know if you have chronic pain

(StatePoint) For a dose of reality on the impact of opioid abuse, consider this: In the U.S., illicit and prescription drug overdoses now kill more people than cars or guns, more than HIV/AIDS did at its peak, and from 1998 to 2015 overdoses rose by more than 500 percent.

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