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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Community Notes

Community Notes

Wednesday, December 17

The Greene County Coin Club will hold its December meeting at the Bloomfield Community Building. This is the Christmas party and they will have a meal beginning at 6 p.m. All members are to bring a side dish/snack for the meal. Meeting will start after the meal.

The Linton Post Office would like all postal customers to know that thru Christmas, mail carriers could be at your house as early as 6 a.m. or as late at 8 p.m. delivering parcels. Deliveries will also be made on Sundays in the afternoon.

Thursday, December 18

The Linton Public Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be on Thursday, December 18 at 5:30 p.m.

The Bloomfield Public Library will host their monthly Family Movie Night with the showing of The Polar Express. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy the movie with their families. The movie will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library and will include hot chocolate and cookies. Be ready to Jingle the bells.

Representatives from MDWise will be in Greene County General Hospital's computer lab (located on the ground level) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about the Healthcare Exchange. Representatives will also be able to sign folks up for benefits. If interested in signing up for coverage, please bring a photo ID, social security number, income information, current insurance information and e-mail address.

Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will have Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for ages 4 - 6 yrs. The theme will be "Tree-mendous Reads". Note: If Bloomfield schools are closed are delayed due to weather, Storytime will be canceled.

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

Greene County General Hospital will host a blood drive through the Indiana Blood Center from noon to 4 p.m. The IBC's bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot, just west of the Emergency Department entrance. Appointments can be made by visiting www.DonorPoint.org; however, walk-ins are welcome. A photo ID is required to donate.

The Owen County Family YMCA will host a Fitness Instructor Training Workshop from the NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association). Please contact NETA at 1-800-237-6242 or www.NETAFIT.org to register. Early registration ends soon. Register today. Classes will be held on January 3 and 4. Please call for more information.

Friday, December 19

Representatives from United Healthcare will be in Greene County General Hospital's computer lab (located on the ground level ) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to answer questions about the Healthcare Exchange. Representatives will also be able to sign folks up for benefits. If interested in signing up for coverage, please bring a photo ID, social security number, income information, current insurance information and e-mail address.

Saturday, December 20

The American Legion Members are welcomed to bring their children and grandchildren to see Santa at noon for the Christmas Party. The Adult party will start at 8 p.m. with the band The Valley Brothers performing from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Santa will be in Bloomfield from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Sunday, December 21

The First Baptist Church congregation of Worthington invites all to "The First Noel," a Christmas Cantata to be performed at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 21 by a small but enthusiastic choir excited to share this holiday tradition. Following the service, there will be treat bags for all good men, ladies, boys and girls. The church is located at the corner of Dayton and Park streets on the southwest side of town. For more information, call the church office at 875-2333.

Folsom Memorial United Methodist Church will hold a Longest Night Service for those who have suffered any kind of loss; loss of a loved one, loss of job, loss of security, etc. It will be at 5:30 p.m. at Folsom Memorial United Methodist Church, located at the Corner of Main St. and Lafayette St. in Worthington.

Santa will be in Bloomfield from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 24

Folsom Memorial United Methodist Church invited the community to there Christmas Eve Service at 9 p.m.

The First Baptist Church of Worthington will host a Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 with special music and a reminder from Pastor Bill Beckelheimer about why we celebrate this special holiday. The church is located at the corner of Dayton and Park streets on the southwest side of town. For more information, call the church office at 875-2333.

Monday, December 29

The Switz City Town Council will conduct a year end meeting at 7 p.m. at the Switz City Town Hall, located at 220 Charlotte Ave.

Wednesday, December 31

Legion Members are invited to come ring in the New Year at the American Legion.

Thursday, January 1

Get bundled up and bring the family to "A First Day Walk" at 1 p.m. at the Log Cabin at Shakamak State Park. Start your new year with a nice stroll on paved roads. Stop in and warm up afterwards with hot chocolate and popcorn by the fire provided by the Friends of Shakamak.

Thursday, January 15

Representatives from MDWise will be in Greene County General Hospital's computer lab (located on the ground level) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about the Healthcare Exchange. Representatives will also be able to sign folks up for benefits. If interested in signing up for coverage, please bring a photo ID, social security number, income information, current insurance information and e-mail address.

Ongoing Events

The 2014 Edition of Faith Community Cookbooks are now available for $10 and can be purchased at Richard Brown Insurance, located at 58 West Vincennes Street in Linton. Contact Joyce Axsom at (812) 847-4798 or (812) 325-6296 for more information.

Early Bird Registration Prices for the 2015 Cast Iron Sculpture Workshops will be available until the end of December at the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum. To register, visit www.sculpturetrails.com.

The Owen County Family YMCA is hosting a Y Fit Life Challenge. Cash Prizes totaling $400 will be awarded. Competition based on improved scores on fitness assessments and participation.,Challengers receive: fitness assessments, discounts on personal training and group exercise classes, t-shirt, and the opportunity to participate in athletics, group exercise, strength and conditioning activities, nutrition classes and more! Registrations are now being accepted. Enrollment is limited. Program runs January 2 through March 21. For more information call (812) 828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org.

The Owen County Family YMCA is hosting a Get Fit Team Weight-Loss Challenge. Cash prizes totaling $600 will be awarded along with additional incentives. The Challenge will include Trainers, Nutrition Information, Fitness Center, Motivational Meetings, Group Activities, Weekly Weigh-ins, Discounts on Classes, T-shirt, and all you need to lose those unwanted holiday pounds! Registrations are now being accepted. Enrollment is limited. Program runs January 2 through March 19. For more information call (812) 828-9622 or visit www.owencountyymca.org

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. From this point forward, 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.

Friends of Goosepond 2015 Calendars are now available at the Goosepond Barn located on State Road 59 South and at Main Street Gifts in Linton. They may also be purchased online at www.friendsofgoosepond.org or call (812) 847-2145.

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, games, music, and lots of 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.

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 EnhanceFitness 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 Greene County Tourism Meeting will not have regular meetings in November and December. We will be resume our monthly meeting schedule in January 2015. Our 2015 meeting schedule will be released in late December or early January. 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.

The Solsberry American Legion Auxiliary Post 450 is looking for new members.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.