Purse snatchers prompt police to issue warning

Police issue warning after purse thefts

Reports of two separate purse snatchings from shopping carts Monday have led police to issue a reminder to female shoppers to carry their purses at all times if possible.

If it is not possible to do so, police are urging them to use the child security straps on shopping carts to secure their purses or to not bring their purses into stores while shopping.

At 7:55 p.m. Monday, a woman reported someone had taken her purse while she was at Walmart at 1600 E. Tipton St. in Seymour. At 10:03 p.m. Monday, a second woman reported her purse had been taken while she was shopping at the same store.

Anyone with information that leads to the apprehension of the person or people responsible for the thefts may contact Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234.

Lions Club sponsoring soup supper, tourney

Pershing Township Lions Club will sponsor a soup supper and euchre tournament Friday at the old fire station.

The menu features chili, bean soup, broccoli cheese soup, hot dogs and homemade desserts. The cost is $5 for dinner and $5 for the euchre tournament. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m., and the tournament is at 6 p.m.

The event, open to the public, raises funds for club charity projects and is normally on Saturday but is being conducted on Friday this month.

Information: 812-528-1507

Family tree class planned at library

Registration is now open for Jackson County Public Library’s free Family Tree for Beginners class from 6 to 7 p.m. April 18 in the computer room at the Seymour Library, 303 W. Second St.

Led by Janet Hensen, information services assistant, attendees will learn how to construct their own family trees.

Each person must have basic computer skills or bring someone with them who does. This program is suitable for those beginning to research their family trees and for 4-H, Scout and school projects.

There is a limit of 12 for the program. Registration is required by April 15 by visiting myjclibrary.org/events or calling the library at 812-523-4636.