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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Community Notes

Community Notes

November 25

Shawnee Theatre will hold their annual Festival of Trees event at the theatre, located on Furnace Road in Bloomfield. The event will feature decorated trees, wreaths, gift baskets, table arrangements, homemade crafts and gifts. Donations will be accepted. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday; 2 until 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The Worthington Sonshine shop is having a $10 bag sale through the end of November. This includes all clothing, shoes, and most purses.

The Bloomfield Lions will be selling 20 pound boxes of oranges and ruby red grapefruit. The cost this year will remain at $20 per box for either oranges or grapefruit and the cases can be broken in half such that you have an 50-50 mix of grapefruit and oranges. Pre-orders are taken until November 27 with an expected delivery date during the second week in December (approximately December 9). Delivery within Greene County will be at no charge. For more information or to place an order, call Jeff Schafer at (812) 325-3130 or email jeff.schafer1@comcast.net.

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library invites children to take the Wimpy Kid Challenge! In Book 10 of the Wimpy Kid series, Greg's whole town goes technology free for a weekend, could you? For grades K-8. Here is their challenge to you: Go without electronic devices for 24 hours and they will enter you in a drawing to win a copy of: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Old School and The Boys' Book of Survival. To enter, pick up a form at the library in the Children's Department. Contest runs until Monday, Nov. 30. Drawing for prizes will be Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The Worthington Senior Citizen Center now has persimmon pulp available for sale at $5.50 for two cups. Call 812-875-2525 for more information.

Linton Tri Kappa Sorority is selling Cheese Balls. Cheese Balls with nuts are $7.50 and plain are $7. Please contact Beth Gillan at 812-847-2010 or Lisa Steward at 812-847-7319.

Members of the Worthington Christian Church announced they will be hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, November 25 between the hours of 5 until 8 p.m. at the church.

Starting today, Edward Jones of Bloomfield, located on 8 East Main Street, will be a drop off for Toys for Tots. Please drop off new unwrapped toys for any ages. Call 812-384-9286 for any questions.

The Linton First Christian Church will be offering a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church.

November 26

There will be no trash pick-up in Linton on Thanksgiving, and the route will resume on Friday and Saturday.

The Linton Moose Lodge will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 for a free turkey pot pie lunch and dinner, serving until the food runs out.

The Bloomfield Public Library will assemble "Putz Houses" for Christmas on Thursday, November 26. There is a fifty-cent charge for materials, payable upon sign-up.

November 27

Linton Moose Lodge will be hosting a finger food party Friday, November 27 at 12 p.m. and watching the Miner Football Game.

November 27 - 28

Black Friday and Saturday Book Sale will be held at the Bloomfield Public Library. $1 Bag sale: all you can fit in a paper bag for $1, this Friday and Saturday only. Check out the sale in the Community Room of the library.

November 28

The Linton Moose Lodge will have Jim Dandee Karaoke on Saturday, November 28.

Tuesday, December 1

The Greene County Democrat Club will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in the City Park in Linton at the East Shelter House. Please bring a covered dish. Meat, drinks and tableware will be provided. A Toys for Tots opportunity will take place. If interested, bring an item for a child ages zero to twelve. All gifts say in Greene County.

Wednesday, December 2

The Dugger Lodge #721 F&AM will work in FC degree at 7 p.m., eat at 6 p.m., and visiting brethren are welcome.

Thursday, December 3

Memory Makers next meeting will be December 3rd at 6 p.m. Call Juanita at 812-876-2827 for details.

Friday, December 4

The Greene County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will have an auction and open house at the courthouse's Magistrate Courtroom on the first floor. The event will kickoff at 9 a.m. with entertainment. Donations are being accepted from local businesses for the auction. This year will also feature the fourth annual gift basket contest, which is also in need of donations. For more information, call 384-2036. All Senior Citizens are invited to a Christmas party on Friday, December 4, at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the First Baptist Church in Linton. Seniors are welcome to join in the fun, food, and singing including Christmas songs and much loved carols. Seniors are encouraged to wear Christmas colors, but asked to please not wear perfume. Bring a Senior friend. For more information, contact Pam Robertson at 812-847-2667.

A Candlelight Vigil for Marina Boelter will be held at the Refuge Assembly of God in Bloomfield at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 4.

Join 'Laura Ingalls' as she reminisces with her family and Almanzo Wilder, on Christmas Day. Laura F. Keyes, an historical actress, will be delighting audiences with her presentation on Friday, December 4, 7 p.m. at the Linton Public Library. There is no charge but tickets are required and may be picked up at the library. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, December 5

Owensburg Baptist Church will be hosting the Mission Quartet on Saturday December 5 at 6 p.m. MISSION is one of Kentucky's premiere music groups. If you have any questions, please call the church at 863-2975 and speak to Pastor Jay Collins. Owensburg Baptist Church is located at 6626 S Hoover Avenue.

The Linton Moose Lodge serves dinner every Saturday night from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to the TTCR Observation Deck and watch the Santa Train cross over the Tulip Trestle at the Viaduct in Solsberry on Saturday, December 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Hot coffee, warm cider, muffins, and treats will be served. Find Santa and friends as they travel across Greene County on the Indiana Railroad and stop off in Solsberry before crossing the longest rail trestle in the United States into Bloomfield. Explore our area history, visit the Yoho General Store, take a walk through the Outdoor Sculpture Trails Museum, and travel the backroads of south-central Indiana for a unique Hoosier experience.

Sunday, December 6

Sunday, December 6, 1-6 p.m., downtown Bloomfield. Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Bloomfield Hometown Christmas Event, featuring carriage rides, vendors, the arrival of Santa, and music on the courthouse steps. Interested vendors can contact the committee at www.facebook.com/bloomfieldhometownchris... or by calling (812) 384-8126.

Tuesday, December 8

The Greene County Veterans' Council will meet on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #172 in Jasonville.

Friday, December 11

The Linton Park Board will be hosting a chili supper on December 11 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Roy Clark Community Building. There will be chili, desserts, kid crafts, a silent auction, movies, popcorn and a ugly sweater contest. Shield's Hardware and Supply will be sponsoring the contest, and will be giving a cash reward for the winner. Also, Santa will be visiting between the hours of 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is free for children three and under; ages four to 10 is $4; ages 11 and older is $7 if pre-ordered. The cost for tickets at the door is $8.

Thursday, December 17

The Bloomfield Public Library will be offering Adult Programs twice on the same date starting Thursday, December 17. The library will have the first program at 1 p.m. and the second at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided at both programs. There is a sign up sheet, because spaces will be limited. The first ten to sign up will receive a free bottle brush tree.

Saturday, December 19

The Linton Moose Lodge will host the Christmas Party for children of Moose members on Saturday, December 19 with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and lots of games and prizes plus Jim Dandee Kids Karaoke.

There will be Bus Trip to Nutcracker Ballet hosted by the Owen County Family YMCA. Cost is $55 per person and includes prime seats and a lunch buffet. Register in advance by November 8 by calling 812-828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org.

Thursday, December 31

The Linton Moose Lodge will host their New Years Eve Party with a live band and plenty of food and party favors plus champagne. Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 23 -- first come, first served.

Ongoing & Future Events

The descendants of Dora and Obediah Rose of Greene County, Indiana, will host the 50th Annual Rose Family Reunion on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Linton City Park in Linton.

Come into the Linton Public Library for a night of video games played tournament style! Events are held on the third Friday of every month from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The Linton Public Library will host tabletop games. Games can range from board games to card games to pen and paper games and more! Events are held on the second Friday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Need a place to do your homework? Need help with your work? Want to help others that are struggling? If you answered yes to any of these, then come down to the Linton Public Library. The teen space is available for all who want to come. Tutoring is available every Tuesday and Thursday.

Calling all teen artists! Want to feature your art at your Linton Public Library? Art can be displayed anonymously throughout the library. An artist will be named "Artist of the Month" at the end of each month. Prizes will be given to the winner. This event runs all month but winners are announced in the first week of each new month.

Kids K-5th grade! Make a secret Christmas gift for Mom, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma on Tuesdays in December (the 1st, 8th and 15th), 4-5 p.m. at the Linton Public Library.

Linton Moose Lodge serves dinner in the family quarters every Saturday Night from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

The Center Township Board had established a schedule of regular meetings for the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Center Township Fire Station, located at 11242 East State Road 54 in Bloomfield, commencing on December 8,2015 and continuing on the second Tuesday of each month for the 2016 calendar.

The Linton Public Library has Maker Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Monday. The event is open for all ages. Drop in to create something new each week. A librarian will be available to demonstrate the project, and each attendee will be able to make their own version!

The Linton Public Library will host Coloring for Grownups on the 1st Tuesday of the month between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

An Adult Book Club will meet at the Linton Public Library on the second Monday of every month at 5 p.m. The current month's book can be picked up at the circulation desk.

Lyons Senior Citizen Center will be closed on Tuesdays from now on until further notice.

Your local Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) Ministry is holding a DEER DRIVE this year to help fight hunger. Each deer you donate enters you for a chance to win a Grand Prize Drawing held at the end of season. Help feed those less fortunate in our area by donating your deer to FHFH. All processing fees are paid for by FHFH. All you need to do is take your harvested deer to Rice's Quality Farm Meats 1294 Freeman Road, Spencer, IN 47460 and tell them you want to donate it to FHFH. We pay the processing fees and you help feed those less fortunate in our communities. All donated deer are processed into 1 pound packages of ground burger then distributed to local food pantries and feeding missions. This is a great local ministry, hunters please help by donating a deer. We also accept livestock donations and pay for 100 percent of the processing cost for beef, hogs and lambs. For more information please contact Brady Miller @ 812-876-9699. Business hours for Rices's Quality Farm Meats are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.. Rices's Quality Farm Meats wants to thank all financial donors, hunters and farmers for helping to provide over 23,000 lbs of nutritious venison to those in need in our area through this ministry.

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. 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. 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. Let your little one shake, rattle, and roll with this fun hour of music and movement!

Every first and third Tuesday from 6 until 7 p.m. all people who crochet are invited to join us in the Reading Room at the Bloomfield Public Library. The library has a Legacy Project for the Bicentennial Year in which patrons may help, or people are invited to bring their own work and chat with those who come. Beginners are welcome, especially if they bring their own hooks and yarn/thread. The library is especially in need people to help with the stars -- 42 of them in three colors!

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

Every second and fourth Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. all people who knit are welcome to join the Bloomfield Public Library in the Reading Room. Part of the Legacy Project is knitting as well. Patrons may bring their own projects to work on or get started with needles and yard that the library can provide for their first work.

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. Bid Euchre is played Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. and Pinochle on Thursday and Friday at 1 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.

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 second 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 to 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 to 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. until 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.