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Ham & beans dinner benefits Free Fair

A ham and beans dinner is planned from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Expo Hall, 2690 Park Road, for the benefit of the Fayette County Free Fair Association.

The meal includes ham and beans, cornbread, cole slaw, dessert and drink, all for $5 per person.

Public may submit questions for debate

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Debate Commission is accepting questions from Hoosier voters for its April 30 statewide televised debate in the Republican U.S. Senate primary race. Hoosier voters may submit questions on the commission’s website, www.indiana debatecommission.com.

Questions are vetted by members of the commission. Those who submit may be invited to ask their questions of the candidates in person during the hour-long debate.

The upcoming Republican primary debate will be the 19th debate hosted by the Indiana Debate Commission since its founding in 2007.

The April 30 debate will be broadcast 7 p.m. at WFYI-TV in Indianapolis. Two candidates in the three-way race, U.S. Rep. Luke Messer and business owner Mike Braun, have agreed to participate. The third candidate, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, initially declined the invitation, which remains open. 

Show seeks artists using recycled items

COLUMBUS, Indiana — Held in celebration of America Recycles Day, the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show will be Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Commons in downtown Columbus. Organizers are looking for professional artists or craftspeople who reuse or recycle materials to show.

An artist or someone who works in fine crafts is being sought as the featured artist. That person will receive a free booth space, a complementary hotel stay on Nov. 9 and publicity. A photo of his or her work will be featured on posters and post cards.

For details and an application, visit the show’s Website at www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/dejavuentry2018.html.