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Community Notes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


* The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce will meet on at noon at the Pepperoni Grill in Bloomfield. Sawyer Sparks will be speaking about the Bloomfield Pool.

* In celebration of the month of love, all paperback romances will be on sale throughout February at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library. At only $.25 each or 5 for $1, you'll want to stock up. Other books will be at the regular low prices of $.50 for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks. There is a large selection of all genres. The book sale is upstairs at the main library, 125 S. Franklin Street, Bloomfield.

* The City of Linton Common Council will conduct a special meeting at 5 p.m. in council chambers.

* The Shockers Softball Team will have a "Thirty-One Bingo" at 6 p.m. at the Linton Elks, and doors open at 5:30. There will be 20 straight games, a raffle, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Cost is $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Contact Greg Landry for information at (812) 201-6788.

* The Country Travelers Band will perform at the Lyons Senior Center from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be ham salad by donation only.

* Master Gardeners will meet at 7 p.m. at the Greene County Extension Office.

* The Watershed Coordinator for the Plummer/Richland Creek Watershed Project and the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District welcomes the public to an advisory committee meeting at 6 p.m. at the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Saturday, Feb. 9

* The Linton Moose will have karaoke at 8 p.m. The public is invited.

* The Linton Civitan Club will hold a business meeting at JP's Fish and More starting at 7 a.m. Any community member wishing to become involved with the local Civitan club is welcome to attend.

* "Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Farming" is a day-long seminar offered Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT) by White Violet Farm Alpacas at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., for those just beginning or still contemplating raising alpacas.

* The Lyons Senior Center will have its monthly breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. by donation only. Breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, pancakes, milk, and coffee. There will be a door prize given.

Sunday, Feb. 10

* There will be a movie night at the Jasonville Assembly of God at 6:30 p.m. in the church gymnasium. The new release of "Undaunted" will be shown, which is the story of the early life of Josh McDowell, noted public speaker and author of more than 100 books.

* Eastern Greene High School will be holding a fundraiser Prom Dress Sale from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in Room 201. Drop off for the dresses is Friday from 3 to 5:30 in room 201, with a $5 entry fee and a $5 sale fee.

* Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center will be hosting a Storytelling at 2 p.m. Please bring your family photographs from days gone by to celebrate life in Linton. If youhave antiques you might wish to show, please bring these. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Feb. 11

* The Eastern Greene School Board will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. in the Eastern Greene Central Office Board Room.

* Linton City Council will meet in special executive council at 5 p.m. The regular meeting will follow.

* A nurse will be at the Lyons Senior Center from 12:30 to 2:30 to do a free cholesterol screening.

* Greene Education Services will be hosting a meeting entitled "Make your college dreams come true" for middle school students and their families. The event will be held at the Greene County 4-H Fairgrounds at 7 p.m., with Ron McFall as the guest speaker.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

* Bloomfield Chapter 847 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at Stoll's Country Inn at Linton. A luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 12:30. NARFE meetings are open to both retired and current federal employees and their spouses.

* The meeting of the Executive Board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in Executive Session at 9 a.m. with the regular meeting to follow at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative, 77 A St., N.E., Linton, Indiana.

* The Greene County Veterans Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post No. 7117 in Worthington.

* Dr. Steven Brinson, of WellnessFirst Chiropractic in Linton, is hosting a "Talk with the Doc" dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Goosepond Pizza. The third annual dinner gives people the chance to learn about getting healthy and ask questions they may have about their health.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

* The Linton Public Library will be hosting an Adult Valentine's Day Program from 5 to 6 p.m. Learn how to weave a Danish Heart Felt Basket & Create a Vintage Valentine's Day Card. This is a free Program, but space is limited. Please Call or stop in at the Library to reserve a spot.

* Dugger Lodge No. 721 F&AM will have a called meeting with work in the FC degree at 7 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Visiting brethren are welcome.

Thursday, Feb. 14

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

* Parkview Village, 800 S. West St. in Odon, will host a spaghetti dinner with spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m., and cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 7. Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. with Phil Spaulding.

Saturday, Feb. 16

* The Linton Civitan Club will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at Stoll's Country Inn starting at 7 a.m. Trent Wilkes will be present to speak about his recent trip to Canada with Junior Civitan International. Public is welcome to attend.

* There will be a 90th birthday Open House for Ray Correll at the Linton First Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

* The Linton Public Library will have a Half-Price & Bag Book Sale on Thursday, February 14 from 10-7, Friday, February 15 from 10-5, and Saturday, February 16 from 10-3. Paperback books will be $.25 and hardback books will be $.50. Fill a typical grocery bag for $4. Donations for book sales are greatly appreciated and are welcome any time.

* Prom Dress Sale at North Daviess High School Cafeteria located in Elnorafrom 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to shop is free. Sellers: Drop off dresses at the Cafeteria on Friday, February 15, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Contact Liana Reed for early drop if necessary. There is a $5 consignment fee per dress due when it is dropped off. When your dress sells an additional $5 fee is due. Sellers set the price of their dress. The profits from this sale will benefit the Girls Volleyball Parents Booster Club. For more information contact Liana Reed, 812-295-6468 evening or 812-854-2705 or Liana.Reed@navy.mil or Cami Jeffers, 812-698-2166 or Heather Ruhe, 812-201-5877

* The Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center of Greene County, located on Vincennes St. in Linton, will host a "Best Little Cupcake Competition" at 11 a.m. There will be four categories, including best tasting cupcake, best decorated cupcake, most creative cupcake and cupcakes made by those under the age of 12.

* The Linton-Stockton junior class is hosting Promapalooza, a prom dress sale and fashion show, at Saron United Church of Christ. Doors open at noon, fashion show starts at 1 p.m. and the sale will run until 3 p.m. For a small fee, they will display your dress and any prom accessories. For more information contact Amber Cates at (812) 699-0973 or joshuanamber@yahoomail.com .

Monday, Feb. 18

* Linton City Hall will be closed today. Utility bills will be due on Tuesday.

Saturday, Feb. 23

* The Linton Civitan Club will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at Stoll's Country Inn starting at 7 a.m. State Representative Matt Ubelhor will be present to speak about legislative goals for the 2013-2014 session, as well as answer questions and give a legislative update. Public is welcome to attend.

* There will be a lasagna dinner at the Roy Clark Community Building from 4 to 8 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Linton Swimming Pool. Dine in or carry out is $8 for adults and kids 4 and under will be $4. At the door, tickets are $9.

Sunday, Feb. 24

* Friendly Grove Baptist Church is excited to host Children's Evangelist Steve Harney from Newport, Kentucky. He will be our guest the weekend of Friday, February 22 to today. Steve is a Christian magician and illusionist and uses his talents to reach out to children of all ages. On Friday morning Steve will be at Shakamak Elementary School with some unbelievable tricks and teach them about the importance of good character, good conduct, and staying alcohol and drug-free. Then Saturday at 6:30pm all children and parents of the community are invited to Friendly Grove Baptist Church for a Children's Rally as Steve continues with more amazing illusions and stories from the Bible. Steve will be back at the church on Sunday morning at 10:30am in the adult service to speak about the importance of children's ministry in today's world. To find out more about Steve Harney's ministry go to www.coolkidsministries.com or visit the church website at www.friendlygrove.org. To find out information about the church or driving directions call Pastor Jason Hill at 812-239-6843.

* Victory Baptist Church, Bloomfield, would like to invite you to attend their 4th Annual "Chili Cook-off", immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. This event is free to attend. Victory Baptist Church is located 1.5 miles east of Bloomfield on Highway 54. For more information, or to arrange for free transportation to this event, please call Pastor Jerel Clanney at 812-798-3007.

Monday, Feb. 25

* The Linton Public Library will be holding a Pinterest Party for teens from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. We will be painting a Snowman Candle Holder, using a wineglass. There is no cost, but space is limited, so teens do need to sign up at the library or by phone: 847-7802.

Saturday, March 2

* "Know the 10 Signs," a free workshop on detecting the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, will be held at Saron United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Saron United Church of Christ is located at 440 First St. N.E. in Linton. The session, which is free to the public, requires registration by contacting the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900.

Sunday, March 3

* Bloomington Area Birth Services is excited to bring you The Baby Fair: Everything from Pregnancy through Preschool on March 3 from 1-4 p.m. at the Bloomington Convention Center. The 2013 Baby Fair will include more than 50 exhibitors, live music, toddler and preschool activities, a baby wearing fashion show, educational seminars, car seat safety checks, a bouncy house, belly painting, and fabulous door prizes. There will also be a lactation station where mamas can relax and nurse or rock their babies during the event. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. The first 300 families will receive a free reusable shopping bag full of products and coupons related to life with a baby. For more information please visit bloomingtonbirth.org/babyfair .

Saturday, March 23

* The Greene County Humane Society Will be hosting a Low Cost pet Shots Clinic from 11 am. to 2 p.m. at the society with Dr. S. Royer, DMV.

Ongoing Events

* The Luke House, located at 128 S. Crowder St. in Sullivan, has meetings open to the public and the schedule is as follows: Mondays Christian 12-step program 6 to 7 p.m. and as a Narcotics Anonymous from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. there will be a motivation class. Thursdays there will be a recovery-related speaker. Fridays 7 to 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous. Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. daily devotions and bible study. There will be new meetings coming soon, which will include Celebrate Recovery, Hunger for Healing, Bible Studies and Goal Setting. For more information, call the Luke House at 812-268-3728.

* Free tax help is available through a program sponsored by IRS and AARP for low income, handicapped or elderly in filing federal and state income tax returns. Weather permitting dates are: Bloomfield Highrise 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 29 and April 12; Bloomfield Library10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 and March 23; Bloomfield Meadowlark Appartments March 26 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Glenburn Community Room 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 11; Jasonville Senior Center 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 27, March 6, 13; Linton Meadowbrook Appartments 1 to 3 p.m. March 5; Lyons Senior Center 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 and March 20; Regions Bank Linton 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12; Worthington Senior Center 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 and March 19.

* In celebration of the month of love, all paperback romances will be on sale throughout February at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library. At only $.25 each or 5 for $1, you'll want to stock up. Other books will be at the regular low prices of $.50 for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks. There is a large selection of all genres. The book sale is upstairs at the main library, 125 S. Franklin Street, Bloomfield.

* Habitat for Humanity of Greene County is accepting applications for a partner family to reside in a home located at 350 Shyla Lane in Bloomfield. Applications can be picked up at Bloomfield State Bank, WIC office, Trustee's office, FSSA office or the Family Life Center.

* Are you using your child's car seat correctly? 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.

* The Linton Library is offering A Photography Club and a Creative Writing Club for teens. They meet on the second Monday of each month. The Photography Club meets 4:30-5:15 p.m. The Creative Writing Club meets 5:15-6:00 p.m. A person can join at anytime.

* The Greene County Humane Society will be hosting a Reduced Spay/Neuter Coupon for the entire month of February. Call the Human Society or stop by for details Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* The Linton Public Library will be hosting Pinterest Parties for teens on the fourth Mondays of February, March and April from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. We will be making a craft (which was found on Pinterest) at each get-together. There is no charge. Space is limited so teens need to sign up at the library or by phone: 847-7802.

* Divorced? Separated? Find support through DivorceCare, a weekly seminar being offered at Saron Church (440 1st St. NE) on Saturdays January 26, February 9, 16, 23, March 9, 16, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4th from 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Sessions range from "What's Happening to Me?" to "Forgiveness". Cost is $15 for materials and snacks, but scholarships are available. Please call Saron Church with questions or to sign-up: 812-847-4911.

* In order to raise funds for the prospective splash pad at Linton's Humphreys Park there will be calendars representing Old Time Linton for sale for $10. The calendars will be available at Shield's Hardware, Markle Music and Linton Saron Church. For more information call 847-7345.

* Is Our Future in Heaven all that Really Matters? That's not what the Bible teaches. Premier Bible scholar N. T. Wright takes you inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breathtaking hope Jesus offers the world, and its implications for how we live our lives today. Whether you wonder what Christianity is all about or you think you know, join us for this video course and discussion each Tuesday from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11759 E St. Hwy 54, Linton. Check it out at www.lintonlutheran.org or on Facebook "lintonlutheran".

* Have you wanted to read the entire Bible but get discouraged or don't understand it? Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church will begin a 31-week series on the first Sunday in January (6th) that will help us to read through the Bible chronologically and then study what we've read during weekly worship and Sunday school times. Please contact Pastor Nikki Marker at 875-3301 to pick up your copy of the accompanying book titled "The Story."

* There will be a series of free health and wellness classes using do Terra Essential Oils. Feb. 11 will be Women's Health; March 18 will be detox and cleanse. The classes will be held in the Jaycee Building in Bloomfield on Lincoln Street. For more information contact Claire at 812-227-1059.

* The 2013 Friends of Goose Pond calendar is now available. Calendars may be purchased at the GPFWA office from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. M-F. Cost is $10. Calendars may also be ordered (+S&H) via email sent to mail@friendsofgoosepond.org

* The Linton Public Library now has Kill A Watt Meters available for patron checkout. Use these meters to track the energy use of household appliances in your home and to determine the actual cost of power consumed. Meters donated by REMC.

* The Worthington American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 106 will host Bingo every Friday night. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and Bingo will start at 6:15 p.m. We have everything you need to play, including game sheets and daubers. Food is available for sale during each session.

* The Bloomfield Eastern Greene Public Library will be hosting a banned book club the first Friday of every month at 5 p.m. in the Community Room.

* The Worthington Senior Center will be hosting a Euchre Tournament Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

* Greene County Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) Ministry is still taking donations of beef and cattle. All processing fees are paid for by FHFH. All you need to do is take your donation to Bloomfield Processing Inc., located on State Road 54 West of Bloomfield and tell them you want to donate it to FHFH. All donations are processed into one pound packages of ground burger, then distributed to local food pantries and feeding missions. For more information please contact Brady Miller at 812-876-9699, call Bloomfield Processing 812-384-4512 for business hours during season.

* The Linton Public Library is now operating at its winter hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday closed.

* The Worthington First Baptist Church, located at the corner of Park and Dayton streets., will host youth groups every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Kid's Club (4-years-old to fifth grade) will meet in the church and Four12 (sixth to 12th grade) will meet in the fellowship hall. For more information call 798-2870 or 798-2871.

* The Worthington Senior Center will start a Euchre Club on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. The club will play 10 to 12 games each night.

* Mercy's Road Full Gospel Church services will be each Thursday at 7 p.m. at Coalmont Church. Call 699-1095 for more information.

* Bloomfield American Legion Memorial Post No. 196 is hosting Bingo every Thursday night at 5 p.m., with winner take all.

* The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7118 of Linton will meet the first Monday of each month.

* Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will be selling audio books on cassette for 50 cents each. You will find the books upstairs in the main library, located at 125 S. Franklin St. in Bloomfield. Books may be opened any time the library is open. Operating hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Pastor Samuel Hill invites you to a gospel singing at Hobbieville Christian Church the second Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. Different groups will sing each week. There will be food served and a good time of fellowship.

* The Alzheimer's Support Group will meet 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.

* The Hobbieville Christian Fellowship Church will host a gospel sing the second Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. There will be food served.

* 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.

* Books for Babies is a national literacy program that acquaints parents and newborns with the important role they play in the development of their children. Parents are presented with a Books for Babies kit containing a book, baby's first library card and brochures with reading tips for parents and caregivers. If you are a new mother and a resident of Greene County in one of the following townships -- Richland, Highland, Taylor, Beech Creek, Center or Jackson -- you are eligible for a free gift for you and your baby. Please bring your baby in "to show him/her off" to the circulation desk in the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library, 125 Franklin St. in Bloomfield to receive your free gift.

* Bingo at the American Legion in Worthington is on Fridays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with games at 6:15 p.m. This is open to the public. Cost is $30 for 15 games All proceeds go to the Worthington American Legion. This event is non-smoking with breaks made for smokers to go outdoors.

* 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 4-6 p.m. the third Monday of every month, and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The pantry serves zip codes 47443, 47449, and 47465.

* The Worthington Park Board will host meetings at 6 p.m. on each first Wednesday of the month at the Worthington Municipal Building in downtown Worthington. The public is welcome to attend.

* Mineral United Methodist Church will have Bible study from 7 - 8 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

* Faith Community Church cookbooks are available for $10 and can be purchased at Richard Brown Insurance or call 847-4798.

* Hobbieville Christian Fellowship Church will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The public is invited.

* The Back Door Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month.

* 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.

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

* 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.

* The Mineral Christian Men's Group meets at 8 a.m. every third Saturday of the month at the Mineral Community Building.

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

* 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.

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

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