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Women plan for rally in Richmond

RICHMOND — Wayne County will have its own event on the day of the National Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

Speak Out Sisters will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Jack Elstro Plaza, 47 N. Sixth St. in Richmond, featuring local speakers and performers representing groups including Genesis, Girls Inc. and more. The event has been planned by women living, working or studying in Wayne County.

The non-partisan event is organized by Wayne County Indivisible.

During the gathering, there will be a warming station with information about community organizations that serve women and girls across the street at Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 N. Sixth St.

In case of bad weather, the event will move into the library.

So far, more than 850 people have expressed interest in attending on our event page, Richmond Indiana Women’s March Gathering.

Speak Out Sisters is free and open to all. Men are welcome.

For information, contact Louise Ronald, 765-969-2548 or louronald@comcast.net.

Lick Creek Cemetery meeting

The annual meeting of the Lick Creek Cemetery board will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Fayette Central School in Harrisburg. The meeting is open to the public.

Cope Center will recycle Christmas trees

CENTERVILLE -- People looking to get rid of their live Christmas tree can take them to the Cope Environmental Center for free recycling. 

CEC will accept Christmas trees for recycling until the end of February. Trees can be dropped off at CEC, where they will be turned into mulch for the hiking trails.

Drop off trees at CEC’s south entrance, 4910 Shoemaker Road, Centerville. All decorations (lights, ornaments, tinsel, and so on) must be removed before drop-off.