Community Notes

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


* The Dugger Town Council will meet in special session at noon to discuss potential water contracts with Linton Mayor John Wilkes. The meeting will be open to the public.

* The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. at WestGate Academy. Guest speaker will be former Lt. Governor and CEO of Radius Indiana Becky Skillman.

* The Linton Assembly of God will host Ron and Sandy Horton at 7 p.m. They will be singing and signing. Hearing impaired will be especially blessed. Everyone is welcome.

* The Linton Public Library will host an author night, featuring Ruby Moon-Houldson, from 5 to 7 p.m. She will be talking about her "More than Angels" series. She will be focusing on bullying and abuse. Moon-Houldson encourages youth and parents to attend.

* Worthington Garden Club will host Longaberger Pottery Bingo at the community Building in the Worthington Park Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call for availability: 875-8811 or 875-3287 or see a garden club member There will be food, desserts, and drinks to purchase. Proceeds will go towards the Worthington Garden Park.

* The Lyons Senior Center County Travelers Band will have a chili dinner with desserts from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Friday, Nov. 8

* There will be a Veterans Day celebration sponsored by Southern Care Hospice at Linton Nursing and Rehab at 10 a.m. and at Shakamak Good Samaritan at 2 p.m.

* Breckenridge Commons will be honoring all veterans with a special service and free ham and bean dinner. The American Legion will be on hand for a flag folding ceremony and gun salute. The service begins at 11:30 a.m. All veterans and the community are invited to this special event. Breckenridge Commons is located at 2009 N. Hopital Lane in Sullivan. For more information call Angie at 812-268-2000.

* Bloomfield School District honor our veterans with a special program at 1:30 p.m. in the Glover Gym. All veterans are cordially invited to attend this event.

* Providence Baptist Church will host a weekend revival today through Sunday. Friday and Saturday services will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Pastor Darren McDonald at 847-8519.

Saturday, Nov. 9

* The Richland Township Fire and Rescue will host a soup supper from 4 to 8 p.m. at the station located at 416 E. Furnace Road in Bloomfield. Chili and vegetable soup, desserts, and drinks. Cost is by donation. Quilt raffle with drawing for winner that evening.

* Shakamak High School Junior Class will host a Turkey Trot 5K Race/Walk and one mile fun run at Shakamak State Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the fun run starts at 9 a.m. The 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $20 and this includes a shirt. We are raising money for Grand March and Post Prom.

* Linton Moose will have a steak, pork chop and shrimp dinner at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and karaoke at 8 p.m. Members and guests welcome.

* The Owen Valley Band and Guard Boosters are hosting an Arts and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Owen Valley Middle School Cafeteria. Programs supported by the Boosters include marching band, winter guard, percussion theatre, jazz band and concert band as well as the repair of musical instruments.Any type of art or craft items are welcome at the event. Booth spaces will be 10x10, and will cost $25.00 for non-electric and $35.00 for supplied electric. Please contact Sandy Wood at, 812/829-2475 or 317/797-1492, if you would like to reserve a booth to be a part of this event. You may send checks to Owen Valley Band and Guard Boosters, PO Box 4, Spencer, IN 47460.

* The ninth annual Greene County Literacy Coalition Trivia Bowl will be at noon at the Saron United Church of Christ in Linton. The cost to participate is $20 per person or $80 for a four person team. For more information, contact Beth Burcham at 812-384-4125.

* The Linton American Legion Auxiliary will have a free breakfast for all area veterans to show our appreciation for their service to this great country from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. For information contact Ren'ee Marquart at 847-2041.

Sunday, Nov. 10

* The American Legion Auxiliary No. 106 in Worthington Veteran's Dinner will be at 1 p.m. with the essay presentation at 2 p.m. Menu will include pork loin, fried chicken, sides, desserts, tea and coffee. Donations accepted.

Monday, Nov. 11

* The Wabash Valley Catholic Charity will host a food drive at the main shelter house at the Dugger Park at 10 a.m.

* The Wood Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Shakamak Elementary cafeteria.

* The Creative Writing/Photography Club at Linton Public Library will meet at 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. and Gaming Time will be from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on the Big Screen (We now have MarioKart!).

* The Lyons Senior Center will have a nurse on hand to do free blood pressure screanings.

* Eastern Greene High School will be hosting a Veterans' Day program at 9 a.m. This is an opportunity to recognize veterans for their service and dedication. We continue to believe it is important for our students to be reminded of the influence of those who have served our country. Guest speaker is Navy veteran Lonnie Bedwell. Following the ceremony, the journalism class will be hosting a reception in the high school cafeteria. If you plan to attend contact Mrs. Bartlett at 812-825-5621 extension 2214 between the hours of 1:10 and 4 p.m.

* White River Valley High School is hosting a Veterans Day program in the high school gym at 9 a.m. Tim Kerzan, an Army veteran, will be the featured speaker. Presentations by the speech students will follow along with performances by the junior high and high school band.We value our veterans and all they have given, so we would like to invite all of them, as well as the community.

* The Greene County Veterans Council will host its Veterans Day Service at 11 a.m. on the Courthouse Lawn. CDR Jeff Giles, Supply Management Department Director Midwest for Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, USN, will be the guest speaker. In case of inclement weather, it will be at American Legion Post 196 in Bloomfield.

* Linton-Stockton High School will be hosting the Veteran's Day Program at 8:15 a.m. in the High School gym with Dr. Bob Smiley as our guest speaker. In addition, a reception for Veterans will be held at 8 a.m.

* The 2013 Veteran's Memorial Service will be hosted at 1 p.m. on the lawn of Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home on North Main Street. Guest speaker will be Mike Dean, Chief Warrant Officer Three USA (Ret.). In the event of incliment weather, the service will be moved inside the chapel. Refreshments will be served after the service.

* The Metropolitan School District of Shakamak would like to invite you to attend the 26th annual "Salute to Veterans" Program. It will be at 9:30 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. We will be honoring all veterans, firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel. Refreshments will be provided for our honored guests. Everyone is invited to attend.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

* The meeting of the executive board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in executive session at 8:30 a.m. with the regular meeting to follow at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room of the cooperative, located at 77 A St. NE in Linton.

* The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 847 will meet at Stoll's Country Inn at Linton. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 12:30. A Blue Cross Insurance representative is scheduled to attend to discuss 2014 changes. All federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome.

* The Greene County General Hospital Associatin will host the regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the Greene County General Hospital LLC office, located at 2127 E. SR 54 in Linton.

* "Harvest Blessing Wall Decoration" at Linton Public Library from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This program costs $5 to attend. Come Make a Beautiful Thanksgiving Wall Decoration! Would be really pretty to display for Thanksgiving! You have to be signed up for this program to attend. Please call the library (847-7802) or stop at the front desk in the library to sign up.

Thursday, Nov. 14

* The regular meeting of the Greene County Sheriff's Merit Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Greene County Jail.

* The Linton Chapter of Gamma Tau Tri Kappa will host Kappa Kanvas Kreations a the Old Bank & Co. All supplies will be provided and finished projects can be taken home. All ages are welcome. Cost is $35 per person. A full menu will also be available for purchase. For tickets or information contact Kathy Matthews at (812) 847-9950.

* A Greene County Tourism Meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds Building. The Greene County Tourism Advisory Board (GCTAB) encourages anyone interested in promoting Greene County Tourism to attend. Please join us if you are interested in being a part of the conversation or have ideas about how to promote tourism opportunities throughout Greene County. If you cannot attend and want to receive emails regarding upcoming projects, activities, and meetings, please contact GCTAB president, David Benefiel at or call (765) 749-0321.

Saturday, Nov. 16

* The Solsberry American Legion, Post No. 450, The Sons of the Legion and th Legion Auxiliary Unit 450 will have their annual Thanksgiving dinner at the post. There will be a carry in dinner at 6 p.m. Bring your own table service. There will be a silent auction and door prizes.

*The Lyons Senior Center will host a sausage, eggs and biscuits and gravy breakfast and a bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17

* Join Blessed Hope Baptist Church as we host Brother Brooks Suttle. Brother Suttle is a church planter to Maine and will be telling of his work and burden. Times of service are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Sunday preaching at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 665-3282 with any questions.

Thursday, Nov. 21

* The Memory Makers Quilt Guild will be meeting at 6:30pm at the Bloomfield Public Library Community Room. Grace Sipes will be presenting the program.

Saturday, Nov. 23

* A special program, "Oils of the Bible" will be presented from 10 am. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1759 E St Hwy 54, Linton. Everyone is welcome to attend this inspiring look at Biblical times. For more information call, 812-847-7372.

* Delta Nu Chapter, Worthington Tri Kappa is having a Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Worthington Municipal Building, downtown Worthington. Homemade goodies, cheese balls, nuts, and Holiday crafts and decorations.

Monday, Nov. 25

* The Teen Book Club at Linton Public Library will meet from 4:30-5:00 p.m. and a Teen Craft 5:15-6:15 p.m. (We are making Christmas ornaments this month) at the Linton Public Library.

* The Greene County Soccer Association would like to invite you to their public board meeting on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park. For information contact Doug Wasnidge at (812) 798-0820.

Wednesday Nov. 27

* Give thanks and praise to the Lord with your family this holiday by attending Blessed Hope Baptist Church's mid-week Thanksgiving Even service with Pastor Ricky Brown officiating. Times of service are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Sunday preaching at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 665-3282 with any questions.

Thursday, Nov. 28

* Join us for our annual, 100 percent free for everyone, Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Linton First Christian Church on Hwy 54 East, just east of Walmart on the North side of the Highway. Turkey, ham & all of the trimmings. Transportation in Linton, carry out available, delivery available, eat in available. We will deliver to the city limits of Linton, Bloomfield, Switz City, Lyons, Jasonville, Dugger, Worthington and Sandborn. Call 847-9535 beginning on November 1st, to make a delivery or transportation request.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

* The "Joy of Jesus" signers will present a program of gospel music and signing in the Family Room of Glenburn Home at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

* A concert of gospel and worship music will be presented at the Jasonville Assembly of God on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature "The Young Africans," a choir of 14 students from Kenya and Uganda, Africa.

Saturday, Dec. 7

* The Shakamak Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival will be Saturday, Dec. 7 featuring crafts, a flea market and entertainment in the Shakamak Elementary School gymnasium. For information call Andrea Duncan at (812) 699-1577 or (812) 665-3111.

Ongoing Events

* Walnut Grove Church will be hosting a revival Nov. 10 with homecoming services at 9 a.m. for Sunday School, 10 a.m. for church service, lunch at noon, Homecoming service at 2 p.m. and revival with Paul Myers speaking. There will be revivals at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, and 14 with Paul Myers speaking.

* The Friends of the Library in Bloomfield is having a November book sale special right in time for holiday shopping. The Friends of the Library will sell their book sale items for $2 per bag. New items are always being added. Stop in today.

* The Greene County Humane Society is hosting a "Don't Litter Special" the whole month of November. A coupon is available to spay or neuter dogs 50 pounds and under for $50 and cats six months and older for $30. There are additional charges for dogs over 50 pounds, in heat, nursing or pregnant. Coupons can be picked up at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the following vets to schedule an appointment: Bloomfield Vet Clinic at 812-384-4483 or Royer Vet Services in Worthington at 812-875-8866.

* Santa is scheduled to arrive in Downtown Linton on Friday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m until 7 p.m. He'll be making stops at his Workshop located in the Rotary Park throughout the month of December. He will also be at his shop on Mon. Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* The Lyons Health and Living Center is in need of volunteers. Residents are in need of volunteers to visit one-on-one, sing, read or share a hobby. Whatever time you have to give, we need you. Please call Doris Moss or Leah Stremming at 812-659-1440.

* The solo show of Donna Kluesner entitled "Eye of the Beholder" will be on exhibit in the southeast gallery at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center of Greene County beginning Oct 3 through November 9, 2013. Kluesner works in acrylic, oil and watercolor. Her poetry will also be showcased along with her paintings. The Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center is located at 110 East Vincennes St. in Linton. Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. (call first on Saturday-volunteers) For more information call 847-0165 or

* Linton Tri Kappa Cheese Balls are available. Cheese Balls that are made by chapter members are $6.50 for nuts and $6.00 plain. Please contact Lisa Steward at 847-7319 or Beth Gillan at 847-2010.

* The Lions Club of Worthington meets every first and third Tuesday at the Municipal Building in Worthington at 7p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend.

* Applications for low-income families to obtain clothing and toys for their children at Christmas through the Greene County Clothe-a-Child Project are available beginning October 1, 2013 and continuing until October 31, 2013 at the following locations: Greene County Division of Family Resources (104 CR 70E, Bloomfield); Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce (159 1st St. NW); Bloomfield Town Hall (12 E. Main); Jasonville Utility Office (304 W. Main); and Worthington Town Hall (SR 67). Families living in Greene County school districts who meet income guidelines are eligible to receive benefits for children 12-years-old and under. Families who are approved will get vouchers to shop for new clothing for each eligible child, and a selection of toys will be provided. Applications must be returned to any of the above locations or postmarked by November 1, 2013 to PO Box 516, Linton, IN 47441. Families will be notified by mail early in December whether their applications are approved.

* The Linton-Stockton High School class of 2014 is now selling the Miner Discount Cards for $5. See any senior to purchase or you may pick some up at Linton Sporting Goods, Baesler's, JP,'s Fish N Chips, La Fiesta, Advance Auto, Main Street, or Southern Indiana Workwear.

* The Bloomfield Eastern Greene Public Library will host a banned book club the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

* Catholic Charities is happy to announce that it will be sponsoring GED exam fees. If you are ready to take your GED exam, call (812) 423-5456 or email us at .

* Kids Count Preschool of Greene County, Inc. is a non-profit preschool serving 3 to 5 year olds and their families in Greene County. It offers half-day and full-day preschool in the eastern Greene County area. It has been serving the community for over 10 years and currently have spots available. Call 825-5100, email or check out its page on Facebook.

* 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.

* ALS Support Group (Lou Gehrig's Disease): Those with ALS and their loved ones are invited to attend the ALS Association's monthly support group meeting. It meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Location: Comfort Keepers, 4101 East 3rd Street Bloomington. Please contact Leah Iversen if you have any questions: (812)361-9047.

* Catholic Charities is happy to announce that it will be sponsoring GED exam fees. If you are ready to take your GED exam, call (812) 423-5456 or email us at .

* There will be a Celtic Jam Session the first Sunday of the month at the "Big Yellow House", located at 276 W. Main St in Bloomfield, from 7 to 10 p.m. It will feature traditional Irish, Scottish and Old-Time Music. All skill levels are welcome, from novice to virtuoso (acoustic instruments only please). There is hardwood floors so dancers are welcomel. For more information, email or call (405) 615-3924.

* Teens: There are four events for you each month, starting in September at the Linton Public Library: On the second Monday of each month a Combined Creative Writing/Photography Club 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and Teen Gaming Time 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Also, on the fourth Monday of each month there will be a Teen Book Club from 4:30-5 p.m. and Teen Crafts 5:15-6:15 p.m.

* The local Christian Men's Prayer Breakfast meets Tuesday at 7 a.m. for a time of fellowship, breakfast, singing and short message from one of the group. Various people from local churches participate. You are welcome to come early and visit before breakfast, which is held at the First United Methodist Church located at 150 N. 2nd St. in Linton. Contact Nick Moore at 847-2682, Jim Cooper at 699-2638 or Dennis Babcock at 699-0248 for more information.

* The Linton Church of Christ is starting a van ministry for youth along with the people without a way to church. If you need to be picked up, please call Youth Minister JD Johnson at 798-5662 before 8 p.m. on Saturday or in case of emergency, Sunday at 9 a.m. This service will pick you up before Sunday school, which starts at 9:30 a.m., along with Sunday services beginning at 6 p.m.

* The AARP Foundation Senior Employment Service is looking for workers 55 or older who need help finding full or part-time employment. This is a free service. You may qualify for immediate paid job training assignments. We help you get job ready and then help you with job leads and referrals. You must be currently unemployed and certain income limitations apply. Call AARP for an appointment or see Pam at WorkOne Linton. Or you may call 847-4479, ext. 230.

* The Worthington Senior Citizens Center, located downtown on North Commercial St., 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.

* Union Church will be starting gospel sings the third Saturday of each month. The Evening Light Gospel Singers (Lowell and Brenda Flynn) will be the featured singers along with the locals. Starting time is 6 p.m. The church is located on State Road 43 between Solsberry and Hendricksville. For more information, call Pastor Danny Hillenburg 847-0253 or the Schweers at (812) 876-5680.

* The National Guard Grandmother's Club will meet 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. Residents of Richland, Beech Creek, Highland, Center, Taylor, and Jackson Townships are all eligible for the service. Permanent or temporary homebound patrons are encouraged to contact the library at 384-4125 to begin delivery service.

* Alanon Family Group meetings will be Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Linton Church of Christ, 4th St. in Linton.

* 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 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. For more information, call the Luke House at (812) 268-3728.

* 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 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. Food is available for sale during each session.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

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

* 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.

* The Mt. Calvary Church on East Tulip Road in Bloomfield is now open with the following service times: Sunday School at 10 a.m., Sunday service at 11 a.m., Sunday night service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday night service at 7 p.m. For information contact Rev. Chester Baugh at (918) 894-0807.

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