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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Community Notes

Community Notes

Tuesday, October 21

The Greene County Home Healthcare and the Greene County General Hospital Foundation will be holding an open house for the public to see their new offices and learn more about the two entities. The open house will take place at 409 NE A Street in Linton from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22

The Greene County Coin Club will meet at the Bloomfield Community Building (the old Jay-Cee Building). Dealers will set up at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, call (812) 384-8516.

Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library main branch will have Tots Time at 10:30 a.m. for 2-3 yrs. The theme will be "Noisy Animals".

Thursday, October 23

There will be Pottery Bingo at the Worthington Park Community Building. Doors will open at 5 p.m., Bing will start at 6 p.m. Food will be available. All proceeds will go to playground equipment at the park.

There will be a South Central Indiana VA Stand Down Event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 18, located at 1800 W 3rd Street in Bloomington to provide a wide variety of services and resources for homeless, unemployed, and disadvantaged veterans. Proof of veteran status is required for entry to the event.

Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library main branch will have Preschool Story time at 10:30 a.m. for 4-6 yrs.

Friday, October 24

The Greene County Shrine Club will be having a fish fry dinner starting at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Union Church will be having a three day revival beginning on Oct. 24. The services will start at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night and 6 p.m. on Sunday night. The church is located on SR43 between Hendricksville and Solsberry. There will be a different speaker each night. Friday, Bro. Danny Hillenburg, Saturday, Bro. Bruce Kelley, and Sunday Bro. Fred Stanger. For more into please call (812) 699-8917 or (812) 876-5680. Everyone is welcome.

There will be a Youth Worker Café event at Casa Sevilla from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The topic is Youth Suicide Prevention.

Saturday, October 25

The Greene County Alliance is hosting their annual Kids Health and Safety Fair at the Linton National Guard Armory from 1p.m. until 4 p.m.

The Switz City Fire Department is hosting their annual chili supper from 4 pm until 8 pm. for donations only. They will be serving chili, hot dogs, desserts, tea, lemonade, and coffee. The fundraiser helps support the EMS program with supplies and training aids.

There will be a Porkloin Sandwich Dinner with the Linton Miner Football Team at the Linton Fire Department from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. This is a chance for the citizens of Linton and Stockton Township to come and meet with the players, coaches, and cheerleaders. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit the Linton Miner Football team.

The White River Baptist Church, located at 174 North State Road 57 in Bloomfield, will be holding a Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. The featured film is Home Run. Come out and enjoy a free movie and snacks.

The Linton-Stockton Junior Class will be holding a Cook-Out to raise money for grand march and post prom. They will be serving grilled brats with chips and a drink at the Baesler's Market in Linton from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Widow's Mite Experience will host a "Run the Distance" run this year on October 25th. It will be held at Shakamak State Park and registration will start at 11:30 a.m. There will be a one mile and 5K run at 12:30, cost is $20 a ticket or $35 a family. A 10K run will start at 1:30, cost is $35 a ticket or $50 a family. All proceeds will go toward water wells in third world countries and ten percent will go to the Family Life Center in Bloomfield. You can register Online at: www.RunningInTheUSA.com

The Dugger Casey's will be hosting a family fun night costume party at the Dugger Community Building from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Cost is $5 each or $20 per family. There will be games, food, treats, a costume contest, and more. All proceeds will benefit St. Judes.

There will be a Fundraiser for the Four Rivers Consumers at the Lyons American Legion. Proceeds will go toward the Four Rivers Consumers Christmas Festivities. This event will include: Hot Dog Chili Dinner, desserts and beverages (4:00 - 6:00pm), Auction (7:00pm) - Many items donated from Greene County area businesses, Raffle, Elvis Impersonator (5:00 - 6:00 pm), Notorious Betty Band (9:00 - ?? pm). For more information on Four Rivers visit: https://www.frrs.org/.

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have a second Monthly Breakfast from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. The meal is Sausage, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Eggs, Coffee, Milk or Orange Juice for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

The Sculpture Trails and Outdoor Museum is teaming up with the Greene County Humane Society to host the first annual Tails and Trails 3k Dog Walk. The event will be held at the Sculpture Trails located at 6764 N Tree Farm Road in Solsberry. Owners and their dogs are all welcome to come out and walk the trails. Admission is free but those who donate will receive a cast iron puppy paw print. All proceeds will benefit the Greene County Humane Society and the Sculpture Trails Artist in Residence Program. For more information visit www.sculpturetrails.com or call 859-619-8891.

The Eastern Greene Class of 1979 will be getting together at the Casa Sevilla in Bloomfield at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 26

The Greene County Shrine Club will be hosting a spot shoot. Sign-ups at 8 a.m. and shoots starts at 10 a.m. Cost is $3 per round.

The Sandborn Fire and Rescue will hold their 16th Annual Chili Dinner at the Sandborn Fire Station from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for donations only.

The Crystal Valley Quartet will be at the Lyons Christian Church at 10:30am. There will be no sermon, just uplifting and inspiring music and harmony. Everyone welcome.

The Mineral United Methodist Church will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary with a Pitch-In Luncheon at the Community Building at noon. Drinks and Tableware will be provided. At 1p.m. there will be an Anniversary Program in the Church. Entertainment will be provided by BC Bluegrass Band. We look forward to seeing you, and hearing about your historical ties to Mineral! Bring your family, a side dish, and enjoy a walk down memory lane!

Monday, October 27

Linton NARFE Chapter 1688 will meet at 4:30 PM in the conference room of Greene County General Hospital. All active and retired federal employees and their guests are invited.

There will be a Longaberger, Tool, Thirty-One Benefit Bingo for John "NEWT" Myers. Doors Open at 5 pm. Bingo begins at 6 pm at the Lyons Community Bldg. Ribeye Sandwiches, Nachos, Desserts and Drinks will be available to purchase. Early bird drawing for Advance Tickets. Tickets are $10 and are available from Janna 381-2576, Gina 381-3459, or Cinco de Mayo. There will also be Door Prizes, Raffles and Silent Auction Items. Must be 18 years old to attend. Newt was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in June 2012 and has had Chemo / Radiation treatments, several surgeries and procedures performed since then. Family and friends are planning this event to help them during this time.

Tuesday, October 28

There will be a free bean dinner at the Roy Clark Building in Linton at 6 p.m. hosted by Mayer John Wilkes and friends.

The Hospital Association, which usually meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., has cancelled its meeting.

The Greene County Republican Women's Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Community Building. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday, October 30

Rediscover Downtown Linton will hold Linton's Annual Spookfest in Downtown Linton on North Main Street between A and B. Lineup for the Costume Parade will be at the Fire Station beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. proceeding via B Street NW to the stage in front of Cine' Senior Apartments.

The Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a BBQ Chicken Sandwich Dinner at the Fire Station. Sandwich, chips, and a drink will be served for $5.

Friday, October 31

The Worthington VFW Post 7117 will have a Halloween Open House with a Chili Cook Off at 6 p.m. and an Adult Costume Contest at 8 p.m. The Rooster Band will perform from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. The public is welcome to attend and there is no cover charge.

Glenburn Home will be hosting a trick or treat for children 0 to 12 years old from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a safe and happy Halloween.

The Worthington Christian Church Women's Service Council is taking orders for Poinsettia's. All orders need to be made by noon Oct. 31. Orders can be placed by calling Lynda Moses, (812) 875-2471; Becky Strosnider, (812) 875-3012; or Vicki Messick, (812) 875-3622. Purchases can be made for a 4" pot in Red for $7, a 6.5" pot in either red or white for $12, a 8" pot in either red, pink, or marble for $20, and a 10" pot in red for $35. They will be available for pick up Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the church basement, located at 105 East Main Street in Worthington.

The Owen County Family YMCA will have a Bus Trip to Gasthof Amish Buffet & Holiday Craft Bazaar. Delectable made-from-scratch Amish cuisine, handmade gifts, collectibles, Amish crafts and baked goods. Bus departs at 9:30AM and returns at 2;15PM. Cost is $35/person (includes lunch, beverage, and gratuity). Advance registration required by calling 812-828-9622 or visiting www.owencountyymca.org.

Saturday, November 1

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 479 Lyons will have a breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. They will be serving bacon or sausage, eggs your way, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and tea, coffee, or juice for $7. The public is welcome.

There will be a Juried Benefit Auction for the Family Life Center of Greene County at 9 a.m. The auction will be held at 1595 West State Road 54 across from UDWI REMC.

Beta Sigma Phi will hold their 32nd Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Linton Junior High Gym from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free. There will be lots of holiday decor and gifts.

Sunday, November 2

The Shakamak Junior Class Parents invite you to their 5K Polar Run/Walk at the Shakamak State Park. The race will start at 1:30 p.m. Admission at the gate will be free after noon. To pre-register online, visit 5Kpolarrun.com or like the 5K Polar Walk/Run on Facebook. The registration fee will be $25 is done before the event or $30 the day of the race.

Monday, November 3

The Greene County Literacy Coalition will be hosting a trivia bowl to raise funds for the organization on Nov. 8. It will be held at the Saron Church, located at 4401st Street NE in Linton. Cost is $20 per person or $80 per team. Teams consist of four individuals. If you would like to join this fundraiser event, contact Beth Burcham at (812) 384-4125 or email literacy@bloomfield.lib.in.us by Nov. 3

Saturday, November 8

The 5th Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner will be held from 4-7pm in the Russell Powers Community Center in Lyons on Highway 67. Meal includes Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans, Slaw, Roll, Dessert and Drink. No cost for Veterans; Donation only for non-Veterans. Serving will begin at 4pm. 6pm program consists of special presentation for the Veterans, speakers, music, quilt raffle and door prizes. Veterans are encouraged to bring their service time memorabilia to be placed on display for the evening. All donations will be placed in Veterans Memorial Fund for future upkeep of the memorial. Call 812-798-4421 if additional information is needed.

Monday, November 10

Amy Wonplow, Outreach Service Spokesperson for the Indiana Auditors Office, will be at the Jasonville Senior Citizens Center at 10:30 a.m. to give a presentation updating us on identity theft and scams.

Tuesday, November 11 - Sunday November 16

There will be a revival at the Sylvanis Wesleyan Church. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each night, except for on Sunday there will be a service at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with a pitch-in meal at noon. There will be no evening services at the church. Ron Freeland will be preaching. For more information, call (812) 381-5045.

Friday, November 31

The Owen County Family YMCA will have a Murder Mystery Lunch at the Propylaeum. Tour the grand Victorian mansion built in 1890. Enjoy a five course lunch and a murder mystery YOU can solve! Bus departs at 8:00AM and returns at 2:15PM. Cost is $40/person (includes lunch, gratuity, and tour) Advance registration required by calling 812-828-9622 or visiting www.owencountyymca.org.

Monday, November 22

Artist Wyatt LeGrand will hold a two day workshop at the Sculpture Trails Museum in Solsberry on Nov. 22 and 23. For more information contact Wyatt at (812) 384-6506 or via email at WayattLeGrand@gmail.com. You can also visit his webpage at LeGrandArtStudio.com

Sunday, November 23

The Saron Church will host a "Surviving the Holidays" session from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. A video will be viewed then participants will discuss and learn ways to find strength and healing from separation or divorce during the holiday season. Call (812) 847-4911 to pre-register or come to the church at 1 p.m.

Ongoing Events

Linton Tri Kappa Cheese Balls are available by calling Beth Gillan 847-2010 or Lisa Steward 847-7319. Plain Cheese Balls are $7.00 or rolled in nuts are $7.50.

Greene County needs volunteers for the coming year . Help do taxes for the elderly and low income individuals by joining the AARP Tax-Aide program. Sign up to train for the 2015 tax year season at aarp.org/taxvolunteer. For more information call Barbara Workman, Greene County Coordinator, at (812) 384-4353.

The Bloomfield Public Library will read stories, sing songs, and do crafts for children 2 to 3 years every Wednesday 10:30 a.m. from September 15 through October 22. If the Bloomfield School District is closed, story time will be canceled.

The Bloomfield Public Library is looking for a new logo and wants you to be a part of the design process. You can help by deciding how the name should be presented, what colors should be used, and what graphics you think represent the library. Turn in suggestions at the adult desk or email them to bloomfield@bloomfield.lib.in.us

The Bloomfield Public Library will be having a Preschool Story Time every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Every week we will read stories, sing songs, do crafts, and have a scavenger hunt. The event is for children ages 4 to 6. If the Bloomfield School District closes for Winter Weather, storyteller will be canceled.

Any child ages 0 to 5 may sign up to receive a "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" notebook. Prizes are received as the child records how many books they've read. Check at the children's desk of the library for more details.

The Bloomfield First Baptist Church is inviting all children ages 3 through 6th grade to travel with them on the Jesus Tour held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and registration at 6:10 p.m. The evening will begin with dinner, followed by Jesus Bible stories, carnival games, a bounce house, music, and fun. All children will receive a T-shirt at their first registration. Children age 3 must have a parent stay with them. Please call the church at (812) 384-8459 with any questions.

During the renovation of the Community Building at the 4H Fairgrounds, the Greene County Foundation Office will be temporarily moved into the portable units at the east end of the parking lot at the White River Valley High School located on Hwy 54 in Switz City. They will be in building 3 and can be reached via phone at (812) 659-3142.

The Bloomfield High School Class of 2016 Parent Group is seeking sponsors for pocket and wall calendars that will be sold to raise money for the Spring Post Prom. Space is limited to 54 business cards, so place your order early. Sponsors will receive a free pocket or wall calendar. Businesses can also be listed in the pocket and wall directories only without a "business card" advertisement. Checks should be made payable to the Bloomfield Class of 2016 and can be mailed to 5008 East Sylvania Road, Bloomfield, IN 47424. If you have questions, please call Marie Hasler at (812) 384-0132 or (812) 384-6053.

The Millstone Weber, LLC plans to close Black Ankle Road (Greene CR 600E) 0.7 miles south of Mineral-Koleen Road beginning on September 2 in conjunction with the I-69 project. The closure will last approximately two to three months. Through traffic will not be able to travel between Mineral-Koleen Road and Smith Road (Greene CR 450S) during this closure.

There will be a practical guide to running or walking and a 12-week training plan aimed at completing a 5k or 1 mile run while maintaining a Christian focus. Meetings will be on Thursdays starting on August 14 at 6 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Linton. For more information, call Pastor Doris Sparks at 812-699-9372 or like the "Run for God Linton" Facebook Page.

Applications for college scholarships for graduates of Union High School are now available at the Dugger Post Office, Dugger City Hall, and Dugger Bank. Up to $5,000 will be awarded to students at the UHS alumni homecoming dinner on September 27th at the Dugger school gym for the Bill D. Aydelotte, Edna Coyner, and C.W. Stegemoller scholarships. Students applying for a 2015 scholarship must be a resident of Cass or Jefferson Township of Sullivan County and a graduate of any high school in Indiana. These funds are invested with the Lilly Foundation and only the interest is awarded each year. Donations are always welcome.

The Saron Church, 440 1st St. N.E., will be having a weekly DivorceCare support group for people who are separated or divorced. The sessions will be on Sundays from 1 - 3 p.m. The cost is $20 for the entire 13 week series. Call 812-847-4911 for more information.

The Worthington Lions Club meeting times have changed. It currently states that they meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, but that has changed. The meetings will now be held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building (Town Hall) in Worthington. New and old members are welcome.

The recycle bin in place in Worthington next to the town garage to accept the following recyclable items: Shrink wrap and plastic film, all paper, magazines, phone books, soft-cover books, office paper, cardboard, brown paper bags, aluminum cans and foil, tin and steel cans and all plastic bottles (1-7). The following items are not acceptable: Glass, Styrofoam, light bulbs, flower pots, take-out food containers, wax paper, waxed cardboard, wax milk cartons.

Bingo at the American Legion in Worthington is on Fridays. Doors open at 4 p.m. with games at 6:15 p.m. This is open to the public. Cost is $20 for 15 regular games. Additional games played at additional cost. All proceeds go to the Worthington American Legion Auxiliary. This event is non-smoking with breaks made for smokers to go to designated areas.

The Bloomfield Public Library is establishing a bulletin board to be a central spot to look for local job listings and they hope to include any job openings that are within walking distance of Bloomfield town. If area businesses will notify the library when they have an opening, a flyer will be created for them and posted on the bulletin board. For more information, call Tasha Hudson at the library at 384-4125.

Residents of the Lyons Health & Living Center are in need of volunteers to visit with them one-on-one, to sing, read or share a hobby. Whatever time you have to give, we need you. Please call Doris Moss or Leah Stremming at 812-659-1440.

Kids Count Preschool of Greene County, Inc. is a non-profit preschool serving 3 to 5 year olds and their families in Greene County. It offers half-day and full-day preschool in the eastern Greene County area and has been serving the community for over 10 years. Open spots are currently available. For more information, call 825-5100, e-mail kidscount@bluemarble.net or check out their page on Facebook.

Monthly Lyons Veterans Memorial Committee meetings are on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Lyons United Methodist Church.

Catholic Charities is happy be sponsoring GED exam fees. If you are ready to take your GED exam, call 812-423-5456 or send an e-mail to ccordovilla@evdio.org.

The AARP Foundation Senior Employment Service is looking for workers 55 or older who need help finding full- or part-time employment. You may qualify for immediate paid job training assignments. We help you get job ready and then help you with job leads and referrals. This is a free service. You must be currently unemployed and certain income limitations apply. Call 847-4479, ext. 230 for an appointment or see Pam at WorkOne Linton.

The Worthington Senior Citizens Center located downtown on N. Commercial St. in Worthington hosts an evening of euchre every Tuesday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the center at 875-2525.

The National Guard Grandmother's Club meets the first Monday of each month at 2 p.m. at the VFW Lodge in Linton.

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library provides free delivery of materials to any homebound patron living within the service district which includes residents of Richland, Beech Creek, Highland, Center, Taylor and Jackson Townships. Permanent or temporary homebound patrons are encouraged to contact the library at 384-4125 to begin delivery service.

Alanon Family Group meetings are on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Linton Church of Christ, 4th St. in Linton.

Child Passenger Safety Technicians at the Greene County Sheriff's Department's Permanent Fitting Station, certified through the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital for Children at the IU School of Medicine, are available to inspect safety seats and offer hands-on instruction on how to properly install your seat in your vehicle. They can make sure you have the car seat that fits your child best and that is properly secured in your vehicle. They may also be able to provide a car seat to families in need who meet income guidelines, and in emergency circumstances when a child needs a seat immediately as a result of a fire or vehicle crash. For more information or to schedule an appointment for a safety inspection of your child's car seat, call the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 384-4422.

Bloomfield American Legion Memorial Post No. 196 hosts Bingo every Thursday night at 5 p.m., with winner take all.

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7118 of Linton meets the first Monday of each month.

The Alzheimer's Support Group meets the first Monday of each month at the Switz City Christian Church at 6 p.m. If you have any questions please call Linda at 798-1589.

Meals on Wheels is now available at the Lyons Senior Citizens Center starting at 11:30 a.m. Please call 847-3509 the day before you plan to attend. For those who are homebound and need meals delivered, call 2-1-1 or 1-800-742-9002.

A 12-Step Overcomers Recovery Support meeting is every Wednesday at the Family Life Center on the east side of the square in Bloomfield from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Come and join us to overcome life-controlling problems of all sorts with Bible principles, prayer, memory verses and weekly support. Call Instructor Tom Jacob for more information at 384-6321.

The Lyons Community Food Pantry at 150 East Broad Street (the old fire station) will be open from 4-5:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month, and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The pantry serves zip codes 47443 and 47465.

Lebanon Baptist Food Pantry will only be open on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m.

The Pleasantville United Methodist Church food pantry is now open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:30 a.m. - noon.

A Celtic Jam Session takes place from 7-10 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at the "Big Yellow House" located at 276 W. Main St. in Bloomfield, featuring traditional Irish, Scottish and old-time music. All skill levels are welcome, from novice to virtuoso, on acoustic instruments. There are hardwood floors so dancers are welcome. For more information, e-mail jason@theburnfieldcastle.com or call 405-615-3924.

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Support Group: Those with ALS and their loved ones are invited to attend the ALS Association's monthly support group meeting on the second Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. Location: Comfort Keepers, 4101 E. 3rd St., Bloomington. For more information, contact Leah Iversen at 812-361-9047.

Breath and Stretch Bible-based exercise class will be conducted on Fridays at noon at the First Presbyterian Church at 401 Shyla Lane in Bloomfield, instructed by Dr. James B. Gerni, chiropractor, acupuncturist. The free class combines breathing with gentle stretching. Participants can bring an exercise mat, rug or a towel. For more information call 765-541-9450.