Community Notes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17

Linton First United Methodist Church will be hosting Life Line Screening. Pre-registration is required. To register for an appointment, call 1-888-653-6450 or visit

The Linton Public Library will have a School’s Out Movie Celebration at 1 p.m. with free drinks, popcorn and candy. All are welcome to attend.

The Friends of Goose Pond are sponsoring a “Roadside Cleanup” on the Goose Pond FWA property from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested in participating, registration is required by visiting the Indiana DNR “CERVIS” website, then going to “volunteer opportunities” and clicking on the event. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear, hats and sunglasses and bring a water bottle. Meet at the Goose Pond Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Safety jackets, gloves and a sack lunch will be provided. Contact with any questions.

Thursday, May 18

There will be a Voter Registration Study Committee meeting at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners Room, located on the third floor of the Greene County Courthouse. Public is welcome to attend.

Autumn Trace will host a seminar titled: Dementia, an Alternate Reality from 3-4 p.m. at Autumn Trace. Participants will learn how to have an overall better understanding of dementia, including types and symptoms of dementia, as well as strategies for dealing with dementia. Registration is open to the public, please RSVP to Tammy at Autumn Trace at 812-699-4464.

May is national stroke month. An educational program will be held at the Worthington Jefferson Township Public Library at 6 p.m. The program is presented by Lisa Rupska, RN BS from the Greene County General Hospital.

The Linton Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the library.

Saturday, May 20

There will be a gospel sing at Union Church of Hendricksville. Starting at 6 p.m. featuring The Judith Montgomery Family. The church is located on SR 43 between Hendricksville and Solsberry. For more Info please call Pastor Danny Hillenburg 812-699-1575 or 812-876-5680. Everyone is welcome.

Lyons American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 will host a steak/pork chop/ chicken dinner from 6-8 p.m., at the Post Home. Also included are baked potato or french fries, broccoli, salad, roll and drink. The public is welcome.

The Lyons Senior Center Reunion will be at the Linton park in the west side community building at noon for a pitch-in dinner.

American Legion Post 22 will be hosting the band Country Knights starting at 9 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

The Dugger Lions Club will have a fish fry from 4-8 p.m. Adult all you can eat is $10, adult two piece meal is $8 and kids under 10 are $4.

The American Legion Auxiliary in Jasonville will hold a breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the family room at 231 West Main St. All ages welcome. The menu will consist of sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage patties. Coffee and orange juice will be served as well. Full meals are $4, half meals are $2. Dine in or carry out available.

Sunday, May 21

The Hendricksville Area Association is holding its monthly Fundraiser Breakfast at the Hendricksville Community Center located on Hwy. 43. Serving from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit various community projects.

Tuesday, May 23

The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 5:30 p.m., at the conference room, located at 801 NE 1st Street in Linton.

American Legion Post 22 will be hosting a euchre tournament at 7 p.m. This even is open to the public.

Wednesday, May 24

The Linton Public Library will have Movie Madness at 6 p.m. with free popcorn and soda.

Blessed Hope Baptist Church will host guest preacher J. R. Wright and his family, who are missionaries to Greenland, at 7 p.m. Blessed Hope Baptist Church is located 1/4 mile south of Jasonville, IN on SR 59.

Thursday, May 25

Memory Makers Quilt Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bloomfield-Greene County Public Library. The Library is located at 125 South Franklin Street in Bloomfield. Attendees will continue work on quilts for the needy. There is a donation box for fabric or other quilt items people wish to donate for the project. The donation box is located in the lobby of the Library off of the street side entrance. For the program, Fred and Juanita will give a presentation of their visit to the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah.

Autumn Trace will host a Veteran’s Administration Aid and Attendance Benefits Seminar at 6 p.m., where they will share information about benefits available to veterans, their spouses or the surviving spouse of a veteran which can help with assisted living expenses. Please RSVP at 812-699-4464

Friday, May 26

The Linton Public Library will have Lively Ladies, starting at 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

Lyons Legion Post 479 will host karaoke night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with services provided by Jim Dandee. Open to the public on Saturdays. Smoking allowed on patio only.

The Dugger Union Community School Board will meet in executive session at 11 a.m.

Monday, May 29

The Hendricksville Area Association is holding a Special Memorial Day fund raiser Breakfast at the Community Center, Hwy. 43, Hendricksville from 7 to 10 a.m. Funds will be raised for the generator fund.

The Linton Public Library will be closed.

Tuesday, May 30

The Linton Public Library’s summer hours will take effect. The Linton Public Library will close at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday until after Labor Day in September.

Sign-ups for the Linton Public Library’s summer reading program will begin. The theme this year is “Build a Better World.”

Friday, June 2

Lyons Community Yard Sales will happen until June 3 this year. To be placed on the map, please contact the Town Hall at 659-2521. Maps will be made available at local businesses.

Saturday, June 3

Lyons American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 will host its monthly breakfast 7-11 a.m., the public is welcome.

Open Arms Christian Ministries will hold its 2017 Spirit Sprint/Fun Run/Walk at Worthington City Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m., Fun Run begins at 8 a.m., Runners/Walkers begin at 8:30 a.m.. For more information, including how to register and/or sponsor the event, visit or call 812-659-2533.

Sunday, June 4

Lyons American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 will have a steak sandwich/ pulled pork/ hot dog/ cloe slaw and drinks booth at the Strawberry Festival at Lyons City Park.

The Annual Lyons Strawberry Parade will be at noon. All entries welcome, contact the Town Hall at 659-2521 to participate.

The Lyons Strawberry Festival will be taking place all day. Booth spaces are still available. For more information, contact Jo Halt at 812-659-2908.

Tuesday, June 6

The first annual Findlea and Friends Primitive and Home Decor bingo fundraiser will be at the Lyons Community Building. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital NICU Bereavement Program. Tickets are $10. Food and refreshments available. Call Chelsea at 812-512-2479 or Marla at 812-798-7023 for early bird tickets.

Tuesday, June 13

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 847 will meet at the Casa Sevilla Restaurant in Bloomfield. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. including a guest speaker. All federal employees, retirees, and spouses are welcome.

Wednesday, June 14

The White River Baptist Church will be having a Galactic Starveyors event for those attending vocational bible school from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will run until Friday, June 16. Closing ceremonies will be Saturday, June 17 at 4:30 p.m. with a movie and BBQ.

Friday, June 16

Greene County Economic Development will host at golf scramble at the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton. This is a four-person scramble with an 8:30 shotgun start. Cost is $50 per person, $35 for Phil Harris members. Entry fee includes green fees, cart rental and lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are: $200-team sponsor/$250 (min.)-event sponsor/$100-hole sponsor. For questions, contact Halea Franklin at 812-659-2109 (, Derek Rollison at 812-384-3515 ( or Kevin Sparks at 812-863-7131 (

Wabash Valley Herb Society, Inc. will have the Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, located at 3901 S U.S. Highway 41 in Terre Haute. The event is an annual fundraiser that raises money for special events, field trips, eight college scholarships and donations to local non-profit groups.

Friday, June 30

The Linton-Stockton Class of 1977 will be holding its 40th Class Reunion at the Linton Elks Club. All members and friends of the Class of ‘77 are invited to attend. Social Hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.. The cost is $30 per person and is due by May 28. Please send your check to Sara Moore Correll, 1855 Chris Schenkel Drive, Linton, IN 47441

Saturday, July 15

The Newberry Festival will hold a fundraiser in the Town Park from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Menu includes sloppy joe’s, coney’s , hot dogs, chips, deserts, tea and lemonade. Meal is by donation only.

Ongoing & Future Events

The Bloomfield First Christian will discontinue its Wednesday night bible study for the summer.

The Family life Center’s Exclamation Point Club is collecting feminine hygiene products. Donation boxes are located “all over Greene County”. They are seeking tampons, pads, panty liners, feminine wash and more. For more information contact Jessica Davis at 812-699-5025

Bohley Cemetery in Greene County is seeking donations for the mowing season. Anyone wishing to make a donation please make payable to Bohley Cemetery and send to Teresa Bartlett, 1657 North St Rd. 57, Bloomfield, IN 47424

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority of Linton will give $500 scholarships to two Linton High School Seniors. Scholarships are available to any Linton High School Student planning to attend a 4 year college or a 2 year community college such as Ivy Tech or Vincennes. Applications can be picked up at the high school guidance counselor’s office.

Newberry Festival is looking for vendors, parade entries, Little Mister & Little Miss entries and Car Show entries for the 2017 event. You may go to to get the forms you need to send in. Donations are currently being sought.

Parents & Pollywogs (swim and water safety instruction for toddlers) at the Owen County Family YMCA, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15-6:45 p.m. Ages 6 months to 3 years. A fun and energetic way for your toddler to learn water safety and basic swim techniques. $30 per child per month for Y members, $50 per child for non-members.

Call 812-828-9622 or go to for more information.

The Village Woodturners, a club that focuses on projects made with the wood lathe, now serves the south-central Indiana area. The club meets on the second Wednesday of every other month. Those interested and needing directions can contact Don at (812) 720-1174 or at

Linton Moose Lodge 1434 is open 11 a.m. to close daily (members only). Meetings are held one the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

The Carnegie Heritage and Arts center senior music nights (first two Fridays of each month) have been moved to Autumn Trace on Lone Tree Road. Both nights start at 6:30 p.m. First Friday is more gospel music, the second Friday is more traditional. All are welcome. Patrons can come and go as they like and enjoy the music, or bring your instrument. P.A. is furnished. Any questions call Fred Markle at 812- 798-6191

The Linton Housing Authority 2017 Board of Commissioners will meet at the Linton Housing Authority located at 1148 N 1300 W, on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

The Linton Public Library will be hosting Creative Crafternoon the first Saturday of the month from 1-2 p.m.

White River Valley Junior class is currently selling RTIC tumblers 20 and 30 oz., and 18 oz. bottles with the WRV logo and name. Please contact the school offices or a junior class parent to order your cup.

WRV Junior class is also currently selling WRV discount cards for $5. Please contact the school offices or a junior class parent for a card.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at Saron Church each Monday at 10:30 a.m.

American Legion Post 22 in Linton will hold Bingo Night, every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Linton Moose Lodge invites all to its “Cheeseburger Wednesdays,” with all drinks 50 cents off.

“Griefshare”, grief recovery seminar and support, will meet at Glenburn Home in Linton each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Griefshare features nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Is This Normal?’, “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?,” and “Guilt and Anger.” For more information, call Cindy Buskirk or Le Ann Petit at 812-847-2221.

Linton Moose Lodge 1434 has new hours, which are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday open at 2 p.m. until close and Friday, Saturday and Sunday open from noon until close.

Newberry will continue to meet the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. If Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday.

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

The Center Township Board has 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.

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: 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 yarn 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. 

Bloomfield’s Enhanced 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 a.m. until 11 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 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 Worthington Lions Club meetings will 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.

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.

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

The VFW 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. Those with questions may call Linda at 798-1589.

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.

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 flier will be created for them and posted on the bulletin board. For more information, call Tasha Hudson at the library at 384-4125.

The Eastern branch of the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will have Tot’s Time on Mondays at 10:15 a.m., Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m., Fun Times on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., Book Club for grades eight and up at 7 p.m. discussing “Paper Towns” and book clubs for grades four to seven on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. discussing “Shiloh.”

Yoga classes with Leah Gray will be held at the Linton Public Library every Friday at 9:30 a.m. Attendants are asked to bring their own mat. There will be no charge but donations are welcome.

The American Legion Post 22 in Linton will be having its regular meeting at 7 p.m. rather than 8 p.m. on the second and last Thursday of every month..

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 Linton-Stockton High School Class of 1977 will be holding their 40th class reunion on Friday, June 30. It will be held at the Elk’s Club. Please reserve this date. More details will be announced closer to the date.

The Scotland Historical Society has Greene County themed afghans to sell. The afghan features popular Greene County landmarks and consist of a list of all Greene County cities and towns lining the afghan. The multi-colored afghans sell for $45 each and may be purchased at Main Street Gifts in Linton or by calling Brenda Massette at 384-5118.

Making A Difference small group of Linton First Christian Church will sponsor Second Saturday Soup each month, which will include free lunch for anyone from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Look for signs. Homemade lunch menu will vary.

The town of Switz City will conduct its monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Switz City Town Hall. If the Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be conducted the following Tuesday. The town hall is located at 220 Charlotte Avenue in Switz City.

The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will host Preschool Story time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for ages 4-6 yrs. Come and listen to a children’s story read by Mrs. Linda and enjoy a craft.

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