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Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Community Notes

Community Notes

Saturday, October 3

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 of Lyons will hold their monthly breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Past Home. Menu will include bacon or sausage, sausage and gravy, eggs fixed your way, fried potatoes, tea, coffee and juice. Cost is $7 per person. The public is welcome to attend.

Sunday, October 4

Mansions in Heaven Church of Bloomfield will have a food pantry float in the Apple Festival parade at 2 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item to the parade to be placed on the float. All donated food will refurbish the food supply at the Bloomfield food pantry.

Olive Branch Baptist Church is celebrating 169 years of service to the Lord and invites you to come help celebrate at their Homecoming Service, Sunday, October 4th, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and then again at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Gary Lovens of New Heights Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana will be the Guest Speaker and Special Music will be provided by the Marks Family from California, Missouri. There will be a Carry-In Pot Luck Dinner following the morning service. If you have been a member of or a part of Olive Branch's history, whether in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, the AWANA program or Master Club. You are invited to come be a part in helping celebrate this milestone event. For more information or if you need a ride you can call Olive Branch Baptist Church at (812) 847-9908.

Diggles Southern Gospel Group will be at Faith Christian Church in Bloomfield at 6 p.m.

October 4 - 7

Walnut Grove Church will hold a Revival with Paul Myers as a speaker at 7 p.m. each night.

Monday, October 5

The Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room. The speaker will be Tim Morris, who will talk about his missionary travels.

The Greene County Election Board will convene a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015, to determine which affidavit a voter casting an absentee ballot in person will be required to execute. This is in reference to the amendment to IC 3-11-10-26 which was enacted in the 2015 legislative session of the General Assembly. This meeting will take place in the Voter Registration office located on second floor of Courthouse.

DUCSC Executive Meeting. Monday October 5th at 5:00pm at DUCSC

Tuesday, October 6

The White River Valley School Board of Trustees will meet in executive session at the Administration Office on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss Prospective Employees, Job Performance Evaluation, School Safety and Security Plans and Implementation, Collective Bargaining, Employee, student, or contractor status, strategy related to pending Litigation, the purchase or lease of real property by the governing body, and School Consolidation.

Thursday, October 8

The White River Valley Healthy Hearts food program will conduct a Longaberger basket bingo fundraiser Oct. 8 at the Lyons Community Building. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. Food and silent auction items will be available. Tickets can be purchased at WRV Lyons and Worthington elementary schools. All proceeds will benefit the Healthy Hearts food program for WRV elementary students.

There will be a workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association at the Greene County General Hospital at 6 p.m. Register by calling (800) 272-3900.

The Lyons Senior Citizens Center will hold a Pitch In lunch with Bingo at 1 p.m. Bring your covered dish and join us for a fun time. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934.

The regular monthly meeting of the Greene County Sheriff's Merit Board will meet on Thursday, October 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Greene County Jail. The Jail is located at 204 County Road 70 East, at the east edge of Bloomfield.

The MSD of Shakamak Board of School Trustees will be holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, October 8th at 7 p.m. in the Shakamak Jr./Sr. High School Media Center.

Saturday, October 10

The Linton Fall Arts Festival will take place in Downtown Linton from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.LintonChamber.or or Facebook.com/rediscoverdowntownlinton.

Pastor Jason Hill and The Gospel Center Church in Petersburg, Indiana invite you to a FREE concert by Mountain Faith Band on Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m. If you've been watching the latest season of America's Got Talent you'll know that Mountain Faith made it into the semi-final round at Radio City Music Hall. The new-found fame has not changed their focus of sharing the Gospel through old-time and modern bluegrass music. Admission to this concert is free, but a free-will offering for the group will be accepted during the concert. Pre-show entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with the Pike Central High School Swing Choir. Gospel Center Church is located at 420 E. Illinois St., Petersburg, Indiana. To learn more about Gospel Center or to get directions to the church visit www.gospelcenterchurch.org or call (812) 354-9914.

The Liberty Church of Christ, located at 12884 E. McVille Road in Solsberry, will hold a Fall Clothing Giveaway from 8 - 11 a.m. Everything is free and the public is welcome to attend. Clothes, shoes, coats, toys, linens and household items will be available. A free breakfast will also be served.

The Fall Festival will be held at the Linton Moose Lodge and is open to the public. Kids activities will take place until 6 p.m., including pumpkin painting, hoola hooping, balloon chasing and kids karaoke. Taking place outside will be adult karaoke, a beer garden, corn hole, off road hillbilly decorating contest and more. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., then again that evening. A chili cook off and uglies down under will be served with cole slaw and baked beans. Chili cook off voting will take place at noon. Entry fee is $5 and it will cost $1 to taste and vote. Please bring a lawn chair.

The Lyons Senior Citizen Center will hold their Monthly Breakfast from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Sausage & Gravy, Biscuit's, Eggs, Pancakes, Coffee, Milk& Orange Juice for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934. They will also be offering free horse rides for children. Turkey fries with baked beans and cole slaw will be served at 5 p.m., chicken tenders and hot dogs will also be available. Two Colts Football Tickets will be raffled off, cost is $1 per raffle ticket, or 6 for $5. The game will be on October 24 and the Colts will verse the Saints. There will be a benefit for Mirisa LeAnn Jones at the National Guard Armory going on as well. A chilli cookoff will take place at noon and dinner will be served at the Moose Lodge from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Sign ups for the 2015 Grasshopper Basketball League, sponsored by the Dugger First Christian Church, will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Dugger First Christian Church. Cost is $20 per child or $30 for two children in the same family. All boys and girls in grades 1 through 4 are invited to participate. They play on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon at the Community Center Gym. Each child needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at sign up.

Sunday, October 11

The Bowerstock/Truett 2015 Family Reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in the Worthington Park.

The Hendricksville Area Association Monthly FundRaiser Breakfast will be from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located on Highway 43 in Hendricksville.

October 11 - 15

Owensburg Baptist Church will have Fall Revival Services October 11-15 (Sunday-Thursday). Brother Edsel West of Kingston, Tennessee will be the speaker and there will be special music each evening. Special music will start at 6:45 and the worship service will begin at 7:00. The special music will be: Lowell & Brenda Flynn (Sunday and Wednesday), The Basics (Monday), The Swango's (Tuesday), The Terry Family (Thursday). Everyone is welcome to attend these evenings of worship and praise. If you have any questions or need directions, call Rev. Jay Collins . The church's number is 863-2975.

Tuesday, October 13

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 847 will meet at the Open Arms Christian Home located on SR 54, across from the 4-H Fairgrounds near Switz City. It will start at 11:15 a.m. so we can meet and have lunch with some of the residents. This meeting will include a tour of the facility. There will be a short business meeting. (NOTE: location and time changes.) All Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome.

The Greene County Veterans' Council will meet at 7:30 pm at the American Legion Post #479 in Lyons.

Thursday, October 15

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will have the "Country Classic Band" from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. There will be food served along with drinks for donations only. If you have any questions you may call Kathy England at 812-384-7934

Saturday, October 17

Greene County Right to Life will hold their annual Pro-Life Dinner on October 17, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Knights of Columbus, 450 E St NE, Linton, Indiana. Brad Lindemann from the Indianapolis area will be the keynote speaker. Lindemann is the founder of InBusinessForLife.org, a website that chronicles stories of professionals who dedicate their time, talent and treasure to defending Life in the public square. Lindemann is the CEO of Ambassador Solutions, an IT consulting company, and he serves a member of the board of directors for the Indianapolis-based Life Centers, an organization that counsels and supports women to keep their babies. Please email greenecountyrtl@gmail.com. if you have any questions.

Sign ups for the 2015 Grasshopper Basketball League, sponsored by the Dugger First Christian Church, will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Dugger First Christian Church. Cost is $20 per child or $30 for two children in the same family. All boys and girls in grades 1 through 4 are invited to participate. They play on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon at the Community Center Gym. Each child needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at sign up.

First Baptist Church of Edwardsport will host a Chili Supper Fundraiser at 5 p.m. Menu includes your choice of chili or potato soup, with your choice of either a ham salad, chicken salad, cheese salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A drink and dessert will also be provided. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

The American Legion Auxiliary #172 in Jasonville will hold a sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast, served with your choice if hashbrowns or scrambled eggs and a beverage. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Cost is $2 for a half order and $4 for a full order.

October 18 - 24

This week is National Homemakers Week.

Monday, October 19

Greene County Extension Homemakers will have their annual Fall Gathering at the Greene County Community Building at the Fairgrounds at 1:00 p.m. Sew-Sigh-Et-Tea will be hosts and Linda Long will be speaking on quilting.

Wednesday, October 21

Due to some scheduling conflicts, the October and November Board meetings for the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will be held on different dates than the normal second Wednesday of the month. The October meeting will be Wednesday, October 21, at 5PM. This is also the budget adoption meeting that we advertised online through the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).

Thursday, October 22

The Greene County Career Fair will be held on Thursday, October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm. The job fair will be held at Heshy Hall in the Greene County Community Event Center located at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

An information session regarding becoming a foster parent. The event is being held at the Greene County DCS office (104 County Road 70 E. Suite A Bloomfield) on Thursday October 22nd at 6-8 p.m. If anyone has questions they can contact me at 812-829-2281 ext 10169.

Saturday, October 24

The Coin Show will be Oct. 24th at the 4-H Building. Raffle tickets are available from any Greene County Coin Club member.

There will be a fundraiser for the Sunset Campground to purchase new picnic tables for the park. Pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, chips and a drink will be available for $6. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, raffle tickets and prizes.

Friday, October 30

Bloomfield Band will be leading the Halloween Parade beginning at 6:00 pm from the Bloomfield Library to the school. Area children are encouraged to join the parade. In the event of bad weather, the parade will begin at the high school cafeteria and go through the school. The costume contest will be held following the parade at 6:30 pm in the high school cafeteria. Bloomfield Art Club will host the haunted house again this year. Come join the fun!

Tuesday, November 10

Due to some scheduling conflicts, the October and November Board meetings for the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will be held on different dates than the normal second Wednesday of the month. The November meeting will be Tuesday, November 10, at 5PM, since the normal meeting date fell on Veteran's Day when the library is closed.

Ongoing Events

The Linton Public Library will host Kid's Matinee every 4th Saturday of the month for a kid's movie! Free popcorn and drinks!

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.

The Linton Public Library will hold Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, Every other Thursday, 10:30 a.m. (Sept. 3, 17, Oct. 1, 29, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, 17, 31). Enjoy delightful books, rhymes, songs, games, a simple craft and snack. Evening Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers will take place at 6:30 p.m. (Sept. 3, 17, Oct. 1, 29, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, 17, 31). Help little ones wind down in the evening with wonderful books, rhymes and songs.

The Linton Public Library will host Maker Mondays -- For all ages, Drop in from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. An opportunity to create something unique each week using a variety of materials. A librarian will demonstrate and invite attendees to make their own (probably superior :)) version of the project.

Little Movers - For toddlers and preschoolers. Every other Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 8, 22, Nov. 5, 19, Dec. 10) Let your little one shake, rattle, and roll with this fun hour of music and movement!

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. Every Tuesday evening at 6:30 there is a Euchre Tournament at a cost of $3.00. Bid Euchre is played Monday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and Pinochle on Thursday and Friday at 1:00 p.m.

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

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.

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.