Daily Journal staff reports
Franklin schools wants to give parents the chance to discuss school safety with school and law enforcement officials.
The school district’s first forum on school safety will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Creekside Elementary School, 700 E. State Road 44, Franklin.
The second forum will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Webb Elementary School, 1400 Webb Court, Franklin.
Director of operations Bill Doty will make a five- to 10-minute presentation about school safety, and an open discussion will follow.
Homemakers association offers 8 scholarships
Local homemakers might be eligible for a scholarship to upgrade vocational skills or to earn a college degree.
Indiana Extension Homemakers Association is offering eight $500 scholarships to Hoosier homemakers 25 and older.
Applicants must be admitted or be cleared for admission to a state licensed academic or vocational school.
Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants. Scholarships will be awarded with regard to financial need, and past winners may apply again.
Applications must be postmarked by March 15 and are available by calling 736-3724 or at the Johnson County Extension Office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin.
Local REMC offers 2 college scholarships
Johnson County REMC is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend an Indiana college or university.
To be eligible, a recipient’s parent or guardian must be a member of REMC.
Applications are available from a high school guidance counselor; at the REMC office, 750 International Drive, Franklin; and on the agency’s website, jcremc.com.
Application deadline is Jan. 31.
Evening meal to aid local Humane Society
Later this month, diners at a Franklin restaurant can help raise money for the Humane Society of Johnson County.
From 4 to 9 p.m. Jan. 31, 15 percent of the cost of diners’ meals at Applebee’s, 700 N. Morton St., can go to the local Humane Society.
Diners need to bring a Dining to Donate coupon, which is available by calling the office at 535-6626 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or can be printed from www.hsjc.org.
Diners must have a coupon to donate, and coupons will not be available at the restaurant.
Free tax assistance available at library
Free tax assistance for senior citizens and low-income individuals is available from the Johnson County Public Library and AARP.
Check jcplin.org/register for days and times at local branches.
People must sign up for an appointment.