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Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Community Notes

Community Notes

Wednesday, July 29

Save the date: the 2015 Mom Prom will be held on September 19. More information will be posted as it become available.

Linton F&AM Lodge No. 560 will have a called meeting on July 29, 2015 for the propose of conferring a Master Mason Degree. We will eat at 6 p.m. and work at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 30

The Bloomfield Public Library will hold a Teen Read-A-Thon from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Memory Makers Quilt Club of Greene County will meet on July 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Busy Bee Fabric & Quilt Shop. The address is 14131 W 230 N, Linton, IN. For directions call 812-847-2417 or 812-876-2827.

The Annual Sale at Cincinnati Christian Church, located at 11432 East St Rd 54 in Bloomfield, will be held from 8 to 5 p.m.

The next Greene County Tourism Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 30th from 6 -- 7:30pm at the Subway in Bloomfield located on SR 54. The remaining 2015 Meeting Schedule is as follows: August 27th, September 24th, October 29th, and the Annual Meeting & Dinner Social on January 28, 2016. No meetings are held in June, November, or December. Locations for future meetings will be announced prior to each meeting date. If you would like to receive future emails regarding upcoming projects, activities, and meetings; please contact GCTAB president, David Benefiel at solutions.dab@gmail.com or call (765) 749-0321. For more information regarding tourism opportunities throughout Greene County, visit the official Greene County Tourism website at: www.visitgc.com.

Dugger Union Community Schools Corp., 6:30 p.m. will meet in Executive sessions. The meeting will be held at 7356 E. C R 50 S. Dugger.

July 27-30

Whoseover Will in Dugger will hold a Vacation Bible School Kids Prayer Boot Camp from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. each night.

July 27 - 31

Folsom United Methodist Church, First Christian Church and First Baptist Church of Worthington will host a community VBS. The VBS will start July 27 from 6-8 p.m. and end July 31 with a family cookout. Ages preK-6 grade are welcomed to attend.

The Lebanon Baptist Church will hold a VBS from July 27 through July 31 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. each night. The theme is "Africa" and they will have a special screening of "What Would You Do?". They will be collecting an offering every night for Forgotten Voices International, which helps children with AIDS in Africa. Children can also bring non-perishable food items, toiletries, and other necessities for the food pantry. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. each night. The church is located at North State Road 59 in Midland. For more information, call (812) 665-2018.

Friday, July 31

The Annual Sale at Cincinnati Christian Church, located at 11432 East St Rd 54 in Bloomfield, will be held from 8 to noon.

Animal Avengers, Heroes of the Wild. Meet animals from all over the world that possess very unique abilities at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Main Library, Friday, July 31 at 1 p.m. Greene County General Hospital will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, July 31 from 12 until 4 p.m. near the main entrance of the hospital in a blood mobile. All donors will receive a t-shirt for donating. To sign up, you can register online at https://www.givebloodnow.com or contact Amy Lore at the hospital at 812-847-5223. You may also email the recruiter, Erin Williams, at ewilliams@sbmf.org to set up an appointment.

Saturday, August 1

The musical group, The Kramers, will be at Owensburg Baptist Church on Saturday August 1 at 6 p.m. The Kramer Family Music group is based out of central Illinois. D. Scott Kramer, Rachael Scott Kramer and daughter Maria Kramer are multi- instrumentalists as well as accomplished vocalists. People are uplifted by this family's genuine passion for the Lord, for the Word of God and for others to know true freedom in Christ. Following the concert, there will be light refreshments in the church's fellowship hall. Please come join us for a wonderful evening of music and fellowship. If you have questions or need directions to Owensburg Baptist Church, please contact Pastor Jay Collins at 812 863 2975.

The Town of Elnora is having their Town wide yard sales. Maps will be available throughout the yard sales and on the door of the Town Hall, located on 426 S. Odon Street.

Dugger Union Community Schools will be holding open registration from 4 until 10 p.m. The first day of classes will be August 11. They will offer small class sizes. Students from all districts are welcome and there is no tuition fee.

White River Baptist Church will hold their Family Movie Night on Saturday, August 1st at 6:30 PM. The film will be 23 Blast.

Harp reunion will be at Walnut Grove Fellowship Hall, food will be served at noon.

Sunday, August 2

There will be a Prehistoric Native American Artifact Show Sunday, August 2nd from 8 - 2:30 p.m. at the 4-H building in Sullivan, located at the Washington Street exit off Highway 41 (first exist south of Wal-Mart), 2 miles east to 4-H grounds.

Bob and Marsha Grider will perform in concert at Lincoln Christian Church on Sunday, August 2 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 8015 W. Terre Haute Road, 7 miles from Worthington and 2-1/2 miles from Lone Tree Road. An Ice Cream Social will follow the concert.

There will be a cowboy church service at 6 p.m. at the Ky. Ridge Baptist Church, located on State Road 58 approximately 3 miles west of Bloomington Crane Gate. High Sierra and Bret Raper will provide western gospel music. Western wear is welcome, but not mandatory. Food will be provided.

Koleen Union Church will hold their annual homecoming Sunday, Aug. 2 at the church beginning at 2 P.M.There will be special music and guest speakers. Everyone welcome to attend.

Monday, August 3

The Owen Valley YMCA Lunch & Learn Bus Trip to Fish Creek Preserve will take place at noon. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and an informative presentation by Sycamore Land Trust. Sycamore Land Trust is dedicated to getting people of all ages into nature both to gain an appreciation for the natural world and to promote healthy living. Cost is $8/person (includes lunch). Advance registration required. For more information: www.owencountyymca.org or 812-828-9622.

The Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary will meet on Monday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Violet Newton Conference Room.

The Eastern Greene School Board will meet in a Special Meeting at 7 p.m. to discuss personnel.

Brown Bag Movie Day at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library main branch. Children and their parents are invited to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a movie at the library. The library will provide chips and drinks. Note: Children under 10 should be accompanied to the library by an adult.

August 3 - 7

The Fellowship Baptist Church invites children age 3 through sixth grade to attend SonSpark Labs Vacation Bible School August 3 through 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents are encouraged to register their child online at http://www.fellowshiplinton.org/ or call 847-2548 for more information. The church is located at 15th Street and Price Road.

Tuesday, August 4

There will be a meeting at the Jasonville Lodge #530 F&AM. Work in FC degree will be held at 7 p.m. Food will be served at 6 p.m. Visiting brethren welcome.

The Greene County Democrats Club's August meeting will be held on August 4 at the Linton Humphreys Park in conjunction with the annual National Night Out. Stop by their table for some conversation and free popcorn.

The Switz City Town Council will be held on Tuesday, August 4 at 7 p.m. in the Switz City Town Hall. Contact the Town Hall at (812) 659-4466 with any questions.

Thursday, August 6

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have the "Country Classic Band" from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. this time will be the normal time till in the fall. There will be a meal served for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

The Greene County Master Gardeners will hold their August 6 meeting in the conference room at the newly renovated Greene Co. Extension building at 7:00. Election of officers will be held. For more information call 812-847-9892.

The Eastern Greene High School Marching Band will hold an Ice Cream Social at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Greene high School Football Stadium. Admission is free and they will have ice cream and drinks for sale.

Friday, August 7

The Jasonville Senior Citizen Center will host their monthly breakfast with biscuits and sausage gravy. Other items will be available from 7 until 9:30 a.m. Carry out will be available.

Saturday, August 8

Greene County Alternative Sports League will hold an informative meeting to discuss sports availability, eligibility, and recruit for an upcoming basketball team. The meeting will be held at the Stage in the Linton Humphreys Park at 6 p.m. This is an organized sports/club league that caters to home schooled or online school students.

Edward and Sarah Reed from Jasonville area descendants to meet at the West side shelter house in the Linton Humphreys Park. There will be a pitch-in dinner at noon. For more information, call Marcy at (812) 847-7579.

Sunday, August 9

The Old Clifty Church will hold their annual meeting and pitch-in dinner at noon. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, August 10

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have the Good Samaritan Nurse in from 12:30 - 2 p.m. she will be doing Free pulse oximetry And tobacco education. Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for monitoring the level of oxygen in a patient"s blood.

The White River Valley Wolverine Academy will hold student registration for the upcoming school year on Monday, August 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. Classes will begin on Monday, August 17. The Wolverine Academy has been structured to meet the needs of White River Valley students, as well any home school student looking to earn dual credit via college course work. The schedule will run from Monday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m. This will open up the opportunity to non traditional students and adults. Contact Principal Kevin Smith at 812-659-2274 with any questions.

Thursday, August 13

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will hold their monthly Pitch in Lunch with Bingo at 1 pm. Bring your covered dish in and have a lot of fun with us. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

Saturday, August 15

The Linton 1st Baptist Church is having an ice cream social on August 15th, from 6 - 8 p.m. Join them for this free outdoor, carnival-like event and enjoy a bounce house, carnival games, live music and homemade ice creamand dessert. Everyone is welcome! www.firstbaptistlinton.org

Thursday, August 20

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have the "Country Classic Band" from 5 - 8 p.m. there will be a meal for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

Saturday, September 5

The Linton-Stockton Class of 1975 will hold a 40th Reunion. They will have live music, food, and good times with old friends. The event will take place on Saturday, September 5 at the Roy Clark Building, located beside the pool in the Linton Humphreys Park. The reunion will begin at noon and will run through the rest of the night. Cost is $20 per person or $25 per couple. Money can be sent to Ken Fordyce at 467 13th N.W. Street, Linton, IN, 47441 or drop off at Diane's Paint and Wallpaper across from Casey's Gas Station in Linton.

Saturday, September 19

2015 Mom Prom sponsored by Greene County Sexual Assault Response Team. Save the date!!! More details will be coming.

Saturday, September 12

Crossroads Church will host "Audacious," a global woman's event with a local church location. The event will feature music by Travis Cottrell. Cost to attend is $25 per person and will include lunch. It will take place from 9 a.m until 4:30 p.m. To register, contact Crossroads Church Secretary Tammy Bay at (812) 279-0131 extension 21.

Wednesday, September 16

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have a Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner with texas toast, salad and dessert, tea, coffee, lemon aid and water from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

Monday, September 21

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will host basket bingo at the Lyons Community Building. Doors open at 5 p.m. with food being served and Bingo starting at 6 p.m. Early bird tickets will be sold for $10 each, that price will increase to $12 the day of the event. You may come to the Lyons Senior Citizen Center to get your Early Bird Tickets. Call Kathy England at 812-384-7934 about tickets.

Saturday, September 26

The 2015 JHS/SHS Homecoming will be held at 1 p.m. The theme this year is "Defining the Decades." For information on how to become involved with the parade, contact Brad Duncan at (812) 699-7050 or by email at jhsshs_alumni@yahoo.com. For vendor information, contact Joy Thomasson at (812) 798-5995.

Ongoing Events

Beginning on September 1, the Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group in Sullivan County will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Sullivan County Community Hospital at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room. Contact Dayna at (812) 798-0325 with any questions.

Zumbooty will be held at the Owen County YMCA Saturdays from 9:15 until 10:15 a.m. Zumbooty is easy-to-follow Zumba combined with the power of a basic boot camp workout. Cost is $4/per class for Y members, $6 for non-members For more information: www.owencountyymca.org or 812-828-9622

The Worthington Senior Citizens Center holds a breakfast on the second Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. On the Last Wednesday of every month there is a pitch-in lunch.

Eastern Heights Utilities, Inc. would like to inform their customers of the availability of the 2015 CCR brochure. This brochure is designed to keep customers informed about their water utility and the quality of their drinking water over the past year. This report is available in the Eastern Heights Office, located at 316 North Washington Street in Bloomfield.

Newark Lighthouse Church holds a movie night on the last Tuesday of every month.

The Lyons Senior Citizen center would like to invite everyone to come and check out the center. They have lunch at Noon, Bingo on Mondays at 1 p.m. after lunch. There is also Bingo on the 1st and 2nd Thursdays and on the 2nd Thursday there is a Pitch in. They have Euchre games before lunch and sometimes after lunch. There are a lot of other things we do so you don't want to miss out. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England, Director at 812-384-7934

The Newberry Festival is looking for vendors, Little Mister & Little Miss contestants, Cruise - in Car Show entries and parade entries. The dates for the Festival are Aug 21 - 22. Friday hours are 12 to 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call (812) 381-0193, email jkbm2385@yahoo.com or visit facebook.com/newberryfestival online.

Bloomfield's Enhance Fitness class is welcoming new participants. Classes are held at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and taught by Darlene Jolley. The class is open to men and women and consists of low impact exercise to oldies music and takes place from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. No additional equipment is needed but a donation of $1.50 is required. Yoga classes are also available at 9:30 a.m. A mat is required along with a $5 donation.

The Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors has altered their meeting times. They will meet in the conference room at the USDA Building in Bloomfield on the first Tuesday of each month. November through March, the meeting will begin at 7 a.m. April to October the meeting will begin at 6 a.m.

Worthington-Jefferson School Directories are available for sale for $15.00. Call Jan at (812) 821-1217 to request one.

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center has BINGO every Monday at 1 p.m. and on the 1st Thursday and the 2nd Thursday of each month. There will be a pitch in lunch before each 2nd Thursday. Please bring a covered dish.

Generations is offering Enhance Fitness classes three times a week at the Glenburn's William T. Murphy Center in Linton: Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. These classes help older adults increase their strength and improve their balance and flexibility. Call Sandy Carpenter at (812) 381-0441 or Alma Kramer at 1-800-742-9002 for more details.

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 Worthington Lions Club 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.