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Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Community Notes

Community Notes

September 10 - September 19

* The Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center is hosting a Fall Open Art Show for the Linton Fall Arts Festival weekend. You may submit up to three pieces of art of any medium (even LEGO art) to the Carnegie Center anytime starting Wednesday, September 10 through Friday, September 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Carnegie is open Wednesday through Friday only. Please create an information card to go with your work with your name, title of art, and if it is for sale. Be sure that all artwork is ready to hang or able to be set up on tables. Artwork by all ages is welcome. The show will run from September 20 until October 19. A People's Choice Award will be given to one artist chosen by the public.

Tuesday, September 16

* 8th District Congressional Candidate Forum Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute. Moderated by Tom McClanahan of WTWO. For information call 765-541-9450.

* This week, stop by the Bloomfield Public Library to see many programs we offer and enjoy cookies as a snack.

* The Bloomfield Pubic Library will be having a Teen Movie Night from 5 until 7 p.m. For more information on this showing, call the library at (812) 384-4125.

* The Jasonville Assembly of God, in cooperation with the Reality Outreach Ministries, has scheduled a presentation of the classic drama, "Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames" for Tuesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. The film is suitable for children ages 10 and up. The church will provide childcare for children under 10. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received. The church is located at 339 West Main Street in Jasonville. More information can be obtained by calling the church at (812) 665-2279.

Wednesday, September 17

* This month, The FBC Bloomfield Concert Series is coming back for the 2014-15 season with violinist Jessica Tong and pianist Christopher Miranda. The concert will be held at the First Baptist Church Bloomfield on 500 Lincoln Dr in Bloomfield at 7 p.m.There will be a chance to meet and talk with the artists with some refreshments after the concert. Admission is based on your donations. This concert series is an effort to bring high quality Classical music to the community, supported by First Baptist Church Bloomfield.

* The Bloomfield Public Library will read stories, sing songs, and do crafts for children 2 to 3 years at 10:30 a.m.. If the Bloomfield School District is closed, storytime will be cancelled.

* This week, stop by the Bloomfield Public Library to see many programs we offer and enjoy animal crackers as a snack.

Thursday, September 18

* The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have "The Country Classic Band" from 5 - 8 pm. There will be a meal served: Taco Salad, with Deserts, Soda, Coffee, Tea for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

* The 8th District Congressional Candidate Forum will be held at 7:00 pm in the Magna Carta room at ISU in Terre Haute. Hosted by the American Democracy Project. Moderated by ISU Political Professors, Dr. Matt Bergbower, and assisted by Dr. Carly Schmitt. For information call 765-541-9450.

* This week, stop by the Bloomfield Public Library to see many programs we offer and enjoy coffee and hot chocolate as a treat.

* The Bloomfield Public Library will be having a Poetry Night and Contest at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate our states 200th Birthday. You may submit a poem that captures the essence of our country to be considered for the inclusion in a book of poetry that will contain at least one poem from each of the 92 counties in Indiana. Poems can be any style but must be written by a Greene County past or present resident. All those who submitted a poem are asked to share their poem with the group at this event.

Friday, September 19

* This week, stop by the Bloomfield Public Library to see many programs we offer and enjoy trail mix as a snack.

* The Bloomfield Public Library will be having a Story Walk from 4:30 until 8 p.m. The walk combines physical activity with literacy as an innovative way to get people of all ages out walking while reading chidren's picture books. Pages of a book are transformed into signs that are then laid out on a trail for families, children, and caregivers to follow the path of pages. Join us at the Library and follow the trail up to the Farmer's Market while reading a story about a most unusual pet.

* The Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Community Fund Raising Event (Jonah Fish Fry) at the K of C Hall, 450 E Street Northeast in Linton, from 4 - 7 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of tickets for this year's event go to several community groups including Linton Pregnancy Choices, Greene County Crime Stoppers, Linton Community Food Pantry, Linton Junior Class Prom, Greene County Special Olympics, Greene County Soccer Assoc., Greene County Swim Team (Stingrays), and others. The ticket holder can designate with of these groups benefit $4/$2 for each adult/child ticket sold. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Come and support your favorite group.

* The Owen County Family YMCA will be hosting a Discover Owen County Bus Tour in partnership with the Sweet Owen Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The trip is for life-long residents and new comers both. You will learn about our county and its rich history. Registration can be done in advance at the Owen County Family YMCA. There will be a $20 fee per person and will include lunch. For more information, call (812) 828-9622 ext. 21 or visit www.OwenCountyYMCA.org

Saturday, September 20

* Breakfast with PSI IOTA XI Sorority will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Linton Fire Department. Cost is $6.50 per adult and $3.50 for children under the age of ten. Carry out is available.

* There will be a Geneology Party at the Scout Cabin in the Linton Humphreys Park for the decendants of Bruner, Mowery, Carpenter, and Stark. For more information, call Melvin Bruner at (812) 384-4608.

* There will be a gospel sing at the Union Church, located on SR43 between Solsberry and Hendricksville, at 6 p.m. featuring The Charley Kerr Family along with some local singers. For more information call Pastor Danny Hillenburg at (812) 699-8917 or (812) 876-5680.

* Teams of two are invited to participate in the Amazing Tour Event being held by the Bloomfield Public Library. The event is structured similar to the Amazing Race TV Series and you will be asked to travel to several local historical places in the Eastern half of Greene County to compete in local festivities. Awards will be given at 5 p.m. at the library following the event. Sign up at the Bloomfield Public Library and you will be given instructions.

* The Lynch Reunion will be held at the West Shelter House at the Linton Park. Food will be served between 1 and 1:30 p.m.

* The Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum will be holding their first Tails and Trails Day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.. The community and their dogs are welcome to come out and enjoy the Trails with us and the Greene County Humane Society. Come out and hike the trails, enter a contest and raffle, let your pup participate in a collaborative art piece. With a donation, you can get a cast metal puppy foot to help keep the museum free and open to the public.

* The Scotland Festival Committee is looking for quilts to display at the festival. Entries will be accepted on the day of the event, Saturday, September 20, at the Brick Star Studio next to the Hotel from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. then the quilts will be open to view and vote on. The quilt with the most votes will receive a People's Choice Award. Quilts must be picked up immediately following the parade at 3 p.m. Contact Patty Hartzburg at (812) 863-7746 for more information.

* The United Mine Workers of America Retiree Dinner will be held at the Roy Clark Building in the Linton Humphreys Park at 6 p.m. Please RSVP by September 10 by calling Curt Todd, (812) 847-4712, or John Hubbell, (812) 665-2066.

The Taylor Township Fire Department will be having a breakfast fundraising event at the new Taylor Township Fire Station starting at 7 a.m. to kick off the 50th Anniversary of the Scotland Festival.

* The 50th Scotland Festival will be on September 20. The day will be filled with music, food, kids games, hotel tours, a quilt show, pie auction, and a special memory lane hour to celebrate the 50 years of the festival. The Parade Committee is looking for entrants to help celebrate. Contact Allen Toon at altoons@bluemarble.net, 863-2364 or Charlis Crays at charliscrays@yahoo.com, 863-7705.

* The decendents of John Hiram and Sarah Melissa Daugherty Weddle will hold a family reunion at the Linton Humphreys Park East Shelter House at noon. Please bring a dish to pass and memories to share. The Linton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a BBQ Chicken Fundraiser in conjunction with the Linton Fall Arts Festival. The event will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Downtown Linton. Volunteers are needed for set up, serving, and tear down.

* The Linton Fall Arts Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held in Downtown Linton. For more information or to sign up call (812) 847-4846 or (812) 847-9950. Information is also available online at www.LintonChamber.org or Facebook.com/LintonFallArtsFestival

* The Greene County Master Gardeners will be having a Tomato Tasting Booth at the Linton Fall Festival. Members will have a variety of small tomatoes to for you to sample and you can vote for your favorite. Gardening information will be available and members will be present to answer any gardening questions. A Quiz Board will also be available for children.

Sunday, September 21

* The annual Feiree Reunion will be at the Linton Humphreys Park. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. We will be honoring the Veterans. There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, and an auction. You may bring items to be auctioned off. Come early to visit before lunch.

* The Pleasantville United Methodist Church invites you to the Homecoming Service celebrating the 195th Anniversary of the Church. Sunday School will be at 9:15 a.m.and Worship will follow at 10:15 a.m. with Pastor Dwight Gould preaching and special music by the choir and the Marsh Family from Kentucky. A pitch-in dinner will follow the service.

* The Southern Illinois' Homecoming Gospel Choir will be appearing in concert at the Highland Church of Christ in Robinson, Illinois. The evening will feature the southern Illinois' 80-voice Homecoming Gospel Choir singing your favorite gospel songs and traditional hymns presented in the Gaither style. The public is welcome to attend this free event as there will be plenty of seating and parking.

* The Highland Township School Reunion will start at 1 p.m. at the Calvertsville Fire Station with a pitch-in lunch.

Monday, September 22

* The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. in executive session I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b); followed by the Budget Adoption Meeting at 7 p.m. and the Regular Board Meeting will follow. The board will then meet again in executive session I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b) at 7:45. All meetings will be held in the administrative center located at 801 1st Street NE in Linton.

Tuesday, September 23

* Applications for the Bloomfield Apple Festival Little Miss, Little Mister and their Court contest are due along with a $15 registration fee. Applications are available at www.BloomfieldAppleFest.com and need to be printed and sent to Rhea Gadbery at 728 Sunset Dr., Bloomfield, Ind. 47424. All checks should be made payable to the Bloomfield Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. If you have any questions, call 384-8516.

* The Greene County Literacy Coalition's annual meeting will be at the Pepperoni Grill in Bloomfield at 6:30 p.m. Community members, donors, tutors, learners, and board members will be represented. Speakers for the evening will be GED recipients, essay winners, and board members. Please join us for free pizza and desserts. Please RSVP by September 18.

Wednesday, September 24

* The Bloomfield Public Library will read stories, sing songs, and do crafts for children 2 to 3 years at 10:30 a.m.. If the Bloomfield School District is closed, storytime will be cancelled.

Thursday, September 25

* The Bloomfield Public Library will be protesting banned books with a book discussion on Feed, by M.T. Anderson. Stop by the Teen Room at the Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Friday, September 26

* Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, will be distributing Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers on a first come, first served basis from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, September 26th, at Glenburn Adult Community Center, 509 Glenburn Road, Linton.

* The Family Life Center, located at 19 South Washington Street in Bloomfield, is excited to announce an expansion of the ministry. There will be an Open House at the Good Times building from 3 to 7 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served by Robin's Nest. An RSVP is required by September 19.

Saturday, September 27

* Due to unforeseen circumstances that has happened recently, Marco United Methodist Church has to cancel their fish fry.

* The Second Annual Dinner at the Covered Bridge will be from 4:40 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Richland-Plummer Creek Covered Bridge. The cost is $20 per person and proceeds will benefit the Full Life Development Ministry in Thailand. There will be music by Dean Watson and Friends and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advanced and are available at the First Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield or by calling (812) 381-3363 or (812) 384-8424.

* The Greene County Tourism Advisory Board (GCTAB) is proud to announce the 3rd Annual "Made in Greene County" Showcase. It will be held at the White River Valley High School and Gymnasium, located at 5644 SR 54 E in Switz City. The doors will open to shoppers from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event showcases a variety of talent and handi-work of residents from across Greene County. Hot food and cold drinks will be provided by the WRV Class of 2016.

* The Bloomfield Apple Festival Little Miss, Little Mister and their Court Contest will be judged on September 27. at the Bloomfield Town Park South Shelterhouse at 4 p.m.

The Owensburg Founder's Day Fall Festival will be Saturday, September 27. The parade will start at 2 p.m. and the annual pie contest will follow at 3 p.m. Vendor space is still available. Spaces are $15 or $20 with electricity. Call Gina Henderson, (812) 381-5335, for more information.

Sunday, September 28

* The Helms Family Reunion will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Tulip Church of God in Bloomfield. All local Helmses and those related are invited to attend. Bring a dish to share and stories to tell.

* The Bethany Christian Church invites you to join them for the 66th Homecoming. Services will begin at 9:30 a.m. and worship services will follow at 10:30 a.m. There will be a carry-in lunch at 12:30 and afternoon services will be at 2 p.m. The church is located two miles West of Bloomfield on Hwy 54. Turn south on 250 W and follow signs. Or on Hwy 57 turn East on 275 S by Prairie Chapel Church and follow signs. Marvin Orvin of Loogootee will be the guest speaker and their will be special music from Connie Smith. For more information, visit the church website at bethany-christianchurch.org or contact Minister Richard Anderson, (812) 825-7770, or S.S. Superintendent Lee Baker, (812) 384-4993.

* The Owen County Family YMCA and the Friends of McCormick's Creek will be hosting a 4 Mile Trail Run/Walk at 2 p.m. Packet Pickup will be at 1 p.m. and the proceeds will benefit the YMCA Scholarships and MCSP Family Programing. Register online at www.Mag7RaceSeries.com or at the Owen County Family YMCA.

Tuesday, September 30

* The Bloomfield Public Library will be having a Paper Craft Night at 6:30 p.m. They will be making Curly Birds.

September 29 - October 5

* There will be an Old Fashioned Tent Revival at the Hymera School Grove each evening at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. The event will feature Evangelist Dr. Stuart Snow. Turn North at the Marathon gas station in Hymera.

Saturday, October 4

* The Linton-Stockton High School Class of 1999 will hold their fifteen year reunion at the home of Derek and Jessica McKee. For reservations or more information, call (812) 890-8796. Cost is $15 per person.

Friday, October 10

* The Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a rummage sale at 1759 SR 54 in Linton from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. One-third of the proceeds will be donated to utilities assistance through Son Ministries. Contact (812) 847-7449 or (812) 665-2175 for information.

Saturday, October 11

* The Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum will be holding a Photography Workshop. The class will begin at 10 a.m. and students will learn to shoot photos through the changing light conditions throughout the day. Students will dump images and learn how to edit them with the instructor. Any digital camera will work for the class. Registration is $37.50 and can be done online at www.SculptureTrails.com. If you need to pay by check, call (859) 619-8891 to make a reservations. Space is limited to 20 people.

* The Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a rummage sale at 1759 SR 54 in Linton from 9 a.m. until noon. One-third of the proceeds will be donated to utilities assistance through Son Ministries. Contact (812) 847-7449 or (812) 665-2175 for information.

Sunday, October 12

* The Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum will be holding a Photography Workshop. The class will begin at 10 a.m. and students will learn to shoot photos through the changing light conditions throughout the day. Students will dump images and learn how to edit them with the instructor. Any digital camera will work for the class. Registration is $37.50 and can be done online at www.SculptureTrails.com. If you need to pay by check, call (859) 619-8891 to make a reservations. Space is limited to 20 people.

Saturday, October 18

* There will be a Cycling for Parkinson at the Worthington City Park. Registration can be done in advance by visiting http://www.truesport.com/index.php/event.... Those who register by October 12 will receive a free t-shirt. There will be a 50 mile ride at 10 a.m., a 20 mile ride at 10:30 a.m. and a 10 mile ride at 11 a.m. A 3k Walk will also kick off at 11 a.m. and food and entertainment will follow. The event is being held in memory of Bill and Darrell Dunigan. For more information, email duniganbike@gmail.com.

Ongoing Events

* 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, storytime will be cancelled.

* 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, storytime will be cancelled.

* Any child ages 0 to 5 may sign up to receive a "100 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.

* Parkview Diner, located on Hwy 54 in Linton, will be having an all-you-can eat fish, chips, and pups including a drink for $11.50 every Friday beginning on September 5.

* From now until September 30, if you have Energizing Indiana complete an energy assessment of your home $25 will be donated to the Linton Community Development Corporation for their local programming. This offer applies to all Indiana Residents who are customers of the Linton Municipal Utilities or Duke Energy. Sign up must be done online at http://lintoncdc.org/home-energy/ to receive funding.

* 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. This new location will be in business as of August 25.

* 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.

* Rediscover Downtown Linton is sponsoring a Festival of Scarecrows for the 2014 Linton Fall Arts Festival. Scarecrow displays will be available for voting from September 1 until September 20 at various businesses throughout Downtown Linton. The winners will be announce on the 20 and the winners "votes" will be donated to the business' selected charity. Awards will also be available for Mayor's Choice, Chamber President's Choice, and Carnegie Board Choice. For more information or to sign up call (812) 847-4846 or (812) 847-9950 or visit online at www.LintonChamber.org or Facebook.com/LintonFallArtsFestival.com

* 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. starting on August 17. The cost is $20 for the entire 13 week series. Call 812-847-4911 for more information.

* 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. Anyone who registers before October 18th will receive a free T-shirt and gift bag. You can register online at: www.RunningInTheUSA.com

* 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.