Community News

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bloomfield Spring Carnival Friday

'The Bloomfield P.T.O. will be hosting a Spring Carnival on Friday, March 13, in the old gym and concession area. The carnival will include game booths, a silent auction, face painting, candy bar walk, food booth, prizes and other fun activities. Tickets sold in advance are 5 for $1. P.T.O. will sell advance tickets at the school on March 12 and 13 in the elementary classrooms. Children should bring their ticket money in an envelope marked with their name and how many tickets they want. Tickets for the games will be 25 cents each the night of the carnival. The carnival games will be open 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., with the prize table open til 8:30 p.m.

Book sale

The Friends of the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday in the library's community room at 125 S. Franklin Street in Bloomfield. In addition to a very large selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, there are several VCR tapes in this sale. Most paperbacks are 25, hardbacks 50, and VCR tapes $1.

Lyons Town Council

The Lyons Town Council's regular monthly meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. March 17 at the community building.

Greene County Election Board

The Greene County Election Board will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the voter registration office at the courthouse.

Paxton Church Revival

Paxton Church of God will hold revival March 22-24 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 4286 S. County Round 100 E. in Paxton. Rev. Jerry Adams is special guest speaker.

Biscuit and gravy breakfast

The Jasonville Senior Center, located at 145 1/2 S. Lawton St., is hosting a "Nutrition Awareness Day" at 10:30 a.m. today. The program is sponsored by Generations. Jean R Borders will speak.

4-H Dog Club to meet Monday

The Greene County 4-H Magic Mutts Dog Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16 at the fairgrounds. Anyone in grades 3 through 12 is eligible to join. Members will teach their dogs basic obedience which includes sit, down, stay and healing. Practices will be held on Monday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. and will last about an hour. 4-Hers will need to bring their dog to each of these practices and the meeting on the 16th. A 6-foot leash, buckle collar and a water bowl the dog will need to be provided. Anyone interested in showing their dog at this year's fair must attend these practices. All dogs must be at least six months old, be owned by a member of the immediate family and be current on all vaccinations. For more information contact Susan Isenogle at 384-4593 or Debbie Cullison at 384-3337.

Food Drive

FLAMES youth group is collecting non-perishable items for the Central Greene County Food Pantry. Youth will be outside the Bloomfield Dairy Queen and IGA accepting food donations from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The Food Pantry needs canned soups, vegetables, fruit, beans, and tuna; boxed food like Mac & cheese, hamburger helper, instant mashed potatoes, pancake mix, crackers and cereal; and jars of peanut butter, jelly, and syrup. Anyone attending the Emmaus Gathering Friday night or the Lenten Breakfast Saturday morning at the Bloomfield First Baptist Church is encouraged to bring Food Pantry donations.

Condensed Seder

Jews for Jesus will present a Condensed Seder at the Bloomfield First Baptist Church on Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. This Passover experience weaves the story of the Exodus together with the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus. Jesus' words from the Last Supper come alive as each Hebraic item from the Passover meal is carefully explained. Communion even becomes more meaningful as you see the link between the ancient Festival of Redemption and Christ as the Lamb of God. This is event is free and an offering will be taken for Jews for Jesus. FBC is located at 500 Lincoln Dr., Bloomfield, 812-384-3087

Youth Gobbler scouting event

A youth gobbler scouting event will be held from 6:30 a.m. - noon on April 11 at Minnehaha FWA, Hillenbrand FWA, Chinook FWA and Fairbanks Landing FWA. Youth will be able to scout for turkeys on all four properties and can return to Minnehaha office for special activities that will include hunting safety, strategies, and wild turkey biology. Sign-up at Minnehaha office during reserved turkey hunt registration. Space is limited

Reserved youth turkey hunt

A reserved youth turkey hunt will be held April 18 and 19. Sign up March 16 - 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minnehaha office to hunt at Minnehaha FWA, Hillenbrand FWA, Chinook FWA, or Fairbanks Landing FWA. A limited number of youth hunters will be allowed to hunt on each property per day.

Bloomfield NARFE

Bloomfield NARFE will have a 11:30 a.m. lunch meeting Tuesday at Stoll's in Linton. All retirees and guests are welcome to attend.

Moriah's Ride

American Legion #196 in Bloomfield will hold a ride on March 21. Sign-in at 11:30 a.m., depart at 12:15 p.m. Cost is $15 rider or $20 a couple. Free cookout for all riders after the event. Non-riders $5 per person. Public is welcome.

Bicknell Kiwanis Club

The Bicknell Kiwanis Club will host a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon (EDT). The event will be held at the Bicknell Fire Station. Meals include all you can eat pancakes, sausage and coffee or juice. The charge for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. All proceeds go to the Bicknell Kiwanis Club to award two scholarships to area students. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Lori Hadlock at (812)735-2811 or any Bicknell Kiwanis member.

Girl Scout Open House

A Girl Scout open house will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Cincinnati Christian Church. The event will inform future and past Girl Scouts on scouting today. Exhibits from past and present troops will be displayed. Information on how to join or became a Girl Scout leader will be available. For information call Tonya Hudson 825-2303

Intro to Microsoft Word 2003 class

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word at the Greene County Learning Center. The class includes starting Word, parts of the window, creating, formatting, editing and saving documents, using spell check, inserting graphics and photos, print options and how to use the Help function. Instructor Dena Irwin will give you a solid foundation is MS Word basics in a fun atmosphere.

Class meets from 6-9 p.m. March 10, 12, and 17. Cost is $115 and includes the textbook. Call Cam Trampke at 659-3862 to register.

Greene-Sullivan Special Ed Cooperative

The Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in executive session to discuss confidential student records, information about prospective employees at 8:30 a.m. today with the regular meeting to follow at 10 a.m. in the conference room at 77 "A" St., N.E., Linton, Indiana.

Shakamak School Board

The MSD of Shakamak Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school media center and at 6 p.m. in executive session in the central office conference room.

Scotland Cemetery

Scotland Cemetery clean-up is scheduled for March. The cemetery board requests that all flowers, wreaths, hooks, hangers, lights, etc. be removed from the graves. Only those attached to the stone and above the headstone will be kept.

Basket bingo

Saron Church in Linton will hold basket bingo Thursday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for 20 games and extra cards are available at the door. Concessions available. Prizes are Longaberger items. Early Bird drawing for those with advance tickets (by 5 p.m. on March 11). Call Erica Roth for tickets: 798-0327. Baby-sitting available by the church youth.

for $5 per family during event (in the basement of the church). Fundraiser for our Youth Mission Trip to Jamaica. The church is located at 440 1st St. NE.

Bloomfield Rotary chili supper/auction

Bloomfield Rotary will conduct a chili supper/auction March 19 at the Bloomfield High School cafeteria. Meal at 6 p.m. auction at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit rotary scholarships. Tickets are available at REMC or from any rotary member. Cost is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Contact any rotary member if you would like to donate to the auction. Drawing for $100 in groceries will also take place during the event.

Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary

Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary will have a scrubs sale from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday in the hospital lobby. Public is welcome. Scrubs, uniforms, shoes, small equipment for sale. Cash, checks and major credits will be accepted.

Hunter Education

Hunter education will be conducted from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Triple H Gun Club in Linton.

Edwardsport Chili Supper

A chili supper fundraiser will be conducted at 5 p.m. April 4 at the First Baptist Church in Edwardsport. Tickets are $5 for adult and $3 for children 12 and under.

Breakfast at Glenburn

Glenburn Community Center will have a biscuits and gravy, waffle, pancake and bacon breakfast from 8 - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Cost is $5. All proceeds benefit the Glenburn Community and Wellness Center. For additional information contact the center at 847-3509.

Northeast kindergarten round-up

Children who are five years of age on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to register for kindergarten at the Northeast School Corporation. Dates of registration are as follows; Farmersburg Elementary March 31, Shelburn Elementary April 1, Dugger Elementary April, 2 and Hymera Elementary April 3. Time of registration is from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. For more information contact one of the schools.

Recycling trailer

Greene County Solid Waste District's mobile recycling trailer will be at the Center Township Volunteer Fire Department today through noon next Wednesday.

Baby-sitter Training at Bloomfield Library

American Red Cross Baby-sitter Training will be offered at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library main branch on March 23 and 24 from 1-5 p.m.. for students age 10 - 13. Learn child care tips, first aid and CPR. Cost is $30 per person. Please register by March 9. At least six participants are needed.

Tri-Kappa selling cheeseballs

Bloomfield Alpha Theta Chapter of Tri-Kappa is selling cheeseballs with nuts. Cost is $5.50 each. To order contact Kim Hughes at 384-9211, Susan Heaton at 384-8249 or Melissa Toon at 384-3506.

CGCMA Lenten schedule

The pastors of the churches which comprise the Central Greene County Ministerial Association have mapped out the course for the upcoming Lenten season. Several special events are planned. They include -- March 14, Lenten Breakfast at First Baptist, 8 a.m.; March 21, Lenten Breakfast at Mineral UMC, 8 a.m.; March 28, Lenten Breakfast at Faith Christian, 8 a.m.; April 4, Lenten Breakfast at Bloomfield UMC, 8 a.m. The Lenten Breakfasts all begin at 8 a.m. and end by 9 a.m. They will feature original dramas centered around the NOW campaign themes: Love, Worship, Forgive, Pray, Serve and Believe. Free-will offerings will be received at each of the breakfasts to support the various ministries and missions of the CGCMA. For more information, call 384-8459.

Longaberger basket bingo

The White River Valley Volleyball Boosters will conduct a Longaberger basket bingo March 18 at the Lyons Community Building. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for 20 games. For more information or tickets contact Sandy Miller at 875-3060 or Kristi Graves at 659-1952. Proceeds go to team camp.

Load limit on Greene County roads

There is a 10-ton load limit on all Greene County roads effectively immediately.

Fairview Cemetery clean-up

Fairview Cemetery clean-up is now underway. The city of Linton asks that all flowers, wreaths, hangers, hooks, etc. be removed from the graves. Only those attached to the stone will be kept. To retrieve any decorations contact Cemetery Superintendent Larry Fulford. Items will be taken to the caretaker office area for your convenience.

Switz City Central Alumni

Switz City Central Alumni needs addresses for the June 13, 2009 event. Please send addresses to Sonja Hayes R 1 Box 32, Switz City, IN 47465. For more information call 659-3527.

Greene County afghans for sale

The Greene County Afghans, sponsored by the Scotland Historical Society, can be purchased at Main Street Gifts, Linton; Greene County Historical Society and Mar' Lyn's, Bloomfield or by calling Brenda Massette 863-2874.

Midwest Gas survey

Midwest Natural Gas Corp. will conduct its annual leak survey patrol during the months of March and April. You may notice service personnel on your property checking for any potential gas leaks. For more information call 1-800-491-4150.

Sonshine Shop

The Greene County Soil Waste Management District and Recycling Center is partnering with the Sonshine Shop on 14 N. Washington St. in Worthington. There is a collection site for paper, books, magazines, plastic, aluminum cans, steel food cans and cardboard located in the back of the Sonshine Shop by the blue building. Residents are asked to drop off recyclable materials only and do not leave trash at this site.

Tri Kappa cheeseballs

Worthington Tri Kappa is selling cheddar or chipped beef cheeseballs for $5. They are available at the Worthington Public Library. For more information call 875-3815.

LSHS class reunion

The Linton-Stockton High School class of 1984 is planning its 25th class reunion. The class is asking for updated addresses. Please send addresses to Richard Brown Insurance, 58 W Vincennes Street, Linton, Ind., 47441. For more information phone (812) 847-4798 or e-mail Debbie Lynch Alsman at Reunion date is July 3 at the VFW, S Vincennes Street, Linton.

Book at library

Ruby Moon-Houldson's latest novel, "The Mark of Cain", is now available for check out at the Linton Public Library. Interested readers should call to check on availability -- you may need to be placed on a waiting list.

Road closed

County Road 100 South between 250 West and 100 West in Fairplay Township will be closed until further notice for bridge replacement.

House of Grace

House of Grace Coffee House will offer fellowship, food, worship and youth classes. The church is located at 792 S. Section St. in Dugger.

Pleasantville food pantry

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.

Worthington Senior Citizens

The Worthington Senior Center is selling persimmon pulp. Cost is $4 for a two-cup package. Call 875-2525 or 875-2012 to order.

GED preparation classes

Turning Point Education Center in Switz City is offering GED preparation classes. Class times are available Monday through Friday from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 - 8 p.m. Interested students may contact Misty Hunt at 659-2533 for program information and enrollment requirements.

Greene County Soil and Water Conservation

Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District has its monthly meeting the first Thursday of each month at 6 a.m. in the conference room at the office located at 104 CR 70 E, Suite B. (1st bldg on the right, 1st office on the right) The Public is welcome to attend. Contact: Deborah Lynn at (812) 384-4781 Ext. 3 or for more information.

Grant funds available

Greene County Soil & Water Conservation district is redirecting Clean Water Indiana Grant Funds to provide assistance for sediment and nutrient flood damage projects not covered under Farm Service Agency or Natural Resource Conservation programs. For additional information contact the SWCD office at (812) 384-4781 ext. 3 or

Linton Community Share

Sign up for Linton Community Share at Linton City Hall on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Lyons Senior Center Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Worthington Senior Center Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Federal Black Lung assistance

Black Lung Benefits assistance counselors are available by appointment now at the Glenburn Community Center in Linton. For more information call Shelly Rigsby at 1-866-282-9553.

Lyons Senior Citizens center

The Lyons Senior Citizens Center, 150 N. Jefferson St., now has wooden toy crafts for sale. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lyons First Christian Church youth group

The Lyons First Christian Church youth group meets at 6 p.m. on Mondays at the church's East Broad Street location.

Dugger Legion to meet

The Rexford Ballard American Legion Post 224 will meet the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

E-mail complaints

Linton residents can report problems with pot holes, street complaints and drainage issues by e-mailing them to

Jasonville Senior center update

The Jasonville Senior Citizen Center, located at 145 S. Lawton, has opened a country store and gift shop. It will be open from 9 a.m.-noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All proceeds will benefit the senior center. For more information, call the center at 665-9882.

Wig bank

The American Cancer Society announced its wig program is now being offered to cancer patients at Pam's Style Shop in Bloomfield. The program is a service of the American Cancer Society and is free to cancer patients. For more information, call Dona Stewart at 384-4160 or visit Pam's Style Shop, at 3 County Road 70 E.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous will meet Saturdays at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church on State Road 54 East. There will be open discussion and all are welcome.

Food pantry

Lebanon Baptist Food Pantry will only be open on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m.

Bloomfield Food pantry

The Refuge Assembly of God food pantry will be open every Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. to assist those living in Bloomfield. To donate, please contact Trina at 384-8093 during the pantry's open hours.