Community Notes

Monday, April 16, 2018

Wednesday, April 18

Solsberry’s BJ Yoho will celebrate his 16th birthday with a drive to raise funds and collect toys to benefit both Riley Hospital for Children and Holy Pursuit Outfitters. The drive will end May 5 with an open house party. Donations may be brought or mailed to 8422 E. State Road 54 Bloomfield IN 47424.

Thursday, April 19

Linton Public Library to host teen gaming on the big screen from 4-5 p.m. Bring your favorite E game (or not) and come hang with us.

Little Movers for Preschoolers at Linton Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy happy music and joyful movement and dance.

Saturday, April 21

Lyons First Christian Church will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, located at 245 East Broad Street. The meal is free of charge as a gift to area residents and everyone is invited. For more information call 812-659-4765.

Union Church will host Gospel Sing at 6 p.m. for an evening of great gospel music. Judith Montgomery and family will be the featured guest. The church is located on St. Rd. 43 between Solsberry and Hendricksville. For more information call Pastor Danny Hillenburg 812-699-1575. Everyone is Welcome!

A program will be held with dinner to follow for 2018 Newberry Alumni honoring the classes of 1948,1958, 1968, 1988 and 2008. Registration and fellowship will take place at 3 p.m., with the program at 4 p.m. and a dinner held afterward for $7. Dues are $3. RSVP to Amos Musselman; P.O. Box 20, Newberry, IN 47449 or phone 812-659-2727.

Worthington Jefferson Township Public Library will host Barn Quilt Painting Class with Jodi Miller from Faithful Pony from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $25 for 12x12 and $45 for 24x24. Everything provided for you to make your beautiful barn quilt.

Lyons American Legion Auxiliary Unit 479 will hold their 2018 steak dinner from 5-8 p.m. at the Post Home. Menu includes choice of steak, pork chops or chicken, baked potato or french fries, broccoli, salad, roll and iced tea or lemonade. The public is welcome and invited to attend.

Tuesday, April 24

A meeting concerning the upkeep of the Burris Chapel Cemetery will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Saron Church in Linton. Anyone with an interest is urged to attend.

K-5 Lego Time every Tuesday at Linton Public Library from 4-4:45 p.m.

Worthington Jefferson Township Public Library will host Backyard Beekeeping with Gregg Roudebush at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25

A meeting has been called at the Dugger Lodge No. 721 F&AM. Work in “mm degree” at 7 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Visiting brethren are welcome. For more information, call Mike at 812-665-3334.

Thursday, April 26

Teen coffee and coloring from 4-5 p.m. Cold coffee, hot chocolate and cool teens.

Storytime for preschoolers from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Linton Public Library. Stories, rhymes, songs, activities, crafts and snacks.

Linton Public Library hosts Movie Madness at 6 p.m. Come to the library and enjoy a good movie, with free popcorn and soda. For adults.

Friday, April 27

Come support the WRV’s Champions Together fundraiser for Special Olympics. On April 27, Cinco De Mayo Restaurant, in Lyons, will donate 10 percent of all profits the entire day to benefit Champions Together.

Lively Ladies will meet at Linton Public Library from 1-3 p.m. It is primarily for ladies of retirement age. Event features wide variety of guest speakers, some light refreshments and a fun time to relax.

The Greene County Master Gardeners will be hosting its annual Flower and Patio Show at the Greene County Community Event Center Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a wide selection of vendors with plants, flowers, garden art, garden tools and more. New vendors have been added this year. Friday and Saturday there will be a presentation on “Fun with Gourds” at 11am, and “Healing Herbs You Can Use Every Day” at 1 p.m. Master Gardeners will be having a plant sale, gently used garden items for sale and free tree seedlings. Admission and parking are free.

Saturday, April 28

All are welcome for Music Night at the Pleasantville Gym, which is located six miles South of Dugger on Highway 159. Doors open at 5 p.m. Acts include Evan Twitty, US 231 and Pickin’ & Grinnin’ playing country, bluegrass and some oldies. Admission is $10 each and kids under 12 get free admission. Tickets come with a meal of pulled pork sandwich with chips, potato salad and a drink while supplies last. Homemade pies are $2 per slice. Free admission for law enforcement.

Linton Public Library to host family movie matinee at 12:30 p.m. See the family-friendly release of “The Greatest Showman.” Rated PG. Free soda, popcorn and candy.

Sunday April 29

Mother’s Day Grief Workshop from 2-4 p.m. at St. Mary of the Woods labyrinth in West Terre Haute. For information or to pre-register call 812-478-4350.

Monday, May 7

Mom Moments, hosted by Pregnancy Choices, will meet the first Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton. New mom and pregnancy support group will include open question and answers, discussion, devotion and snacks. Meet other moms who “get it.”

Tuesday, May 8

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Bloomfield Chapter 0847 will meet at the Casa Sevilla Restaurant in Bloomfield. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with the business meeting following at 12:30 p.m. All Federal employees, retirees and spouses are welcome to attend.

Saturday, May 12

American Legion Post 479 in Lyons will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. at the Post Home on 580 Broadstreet. Come enjoy fun, food and entertainment with Jim Dan Dee. Karaoke from 6-10 p.m. Food includes hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, smoked turkey and more, free with a donation. Car opens at 3 p.m. Bring a friend, have a good time and help out the local legion.

Free hot lunch for anyone from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Clothing will also be available in the clothing trailer. Look for signs and 2nd Saturday Soup trailer. Lunch menu varies but is always hot and delicious.

2nd Saturday Soup is a ministry of Linton First Christian Church.

Sunday, May 27

Walnut Grove Cemetery/Church will host Bloomfield American Legion Post 196 at 11:30 a.m. for a Veteran’s Salute followed at noon by a pitch-in dinner at the community building. Drinks and table service provided. At 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. they will present a Memorial Day program, honoring anyone interred there between May 1, 2017 and May 1 2018. Flowers will be presented to loved ones of those honored to place on the graves. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, June 9

Free hot lunch for anyone from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Clothing will also be available in the clothing trailer. Look for signs and 2nd Saturday Soup trailer. Lunch menu varies but is always hot and delicious.

2nd Saturday Soup is a ministry of Linton First Christian Church.

Sunday, June 10

Gospel singing will take place at 3 p.m. at Lyons Church of Christ; 210 W. Franklin Street in Lyons.

Sunday, June 17

Scotland Cemetery Board of Directors ask that all Memorial Day decorations be removed by today. All donations to the cemetery are greatly appreciated.

Saturday, July 14

Free hot lunch for anyone from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Shelter House at Humphreys Park in Linton. Clothing will also be available in the clothing trailer. Look for signs and 2nd Saturday Soup trailer. Lunch menu varies but is always hot and delicious.

2nd Saturday Soup is a ministry of Linton First Christian Church.

Sunday, July 15

In 1840, Peter Hasler Jr. traveled from Gsteigwiler, Switzerland to settle in Scotland, Ind. A celebration is planned for the descendants of Peter Hasler Sr. and Elisabeth (Kolb) Hasler on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Firehouse in West Gate, Scotland, Ind.

Registration begins at 11:30 with a pitch in lunch at 12:30. Drinks and table service are provided. All family members and friends are invited to our tenth gathering. For information, please text John Hasler at 812-863-7324

Ongoing & Future Events

Full Life Development, a nonprofit organization that provides Christian programs in Thailand, is currently taking orders for beautiful mixed arrangement potted flowers. The cost is $18 each, and the pots work well as Mother’s Day gifts or for deck and patio decor. Prepaid orders may be sent to Presbyterian Church Flower Sale, P. O. Box 431 Bloomfield, IN 47424. The pots will be ready for pick-up at Bradfield Landscaping, S. St. Rd. 231 Bloomfield on Fri, May 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or Sat, May 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information or to order, call the church office at 812-384-8424. For more info on Full Life Development and their programs in Thailand, call Director Bethany Scott at 812-381-3363.

Mom Moments, hosted by Pregnancy Choices, will meet the first Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Linton. New mom and pregnancy support group will include open question and answers, discussion, devotion and snacks. Meet other moms who “get it.”

Jasonville Senior Citizen Center will serve breakfast on the first Friday of every month from 7-9:30 a.m. The Center is located one block off main street in downtown Jasonville and has a sign. Menu includes a full order of biscuits and gravy for $3.50 (half order $2); orange juice, biscuit, sausage patty, scrambled eggs and hash browns each for 75 cents; and free coffee. Eat in or carry out. This meal is open to the public and hosted by a non-profit organization.

American Legion Auxiliary of Worthington Post 106 will hold its monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come and join.

The Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the annual Linton Freedom Festival Scholarship Competition. The Queen scholarship competition is open to any young woman, who will be at least 17 years of age on June 2, 2018, and not exceeding 20 years of age on June 2, 2018, and is currently a student at Linton-Stockton High School (or residing within the Linton-Stockton School Corporation boundaries), or a graduate of Linton-Stockton High School.

Princess Pageant open to young ladies who are between the ages of 13 and 16 on or before June 2, 2018, and is currently a student in the Linton-Stockton School Corporation or resides within the Linton-Stockton School Corporation boundaries.

The winners and runner-ups will be crowned on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Linton Freedom Festival Scholarship Pageant. TO ENTER: Complete the application and submit it along with your picture and a copy of your birth certificate and return it to the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce by Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Copies of the application are available at the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce or at www.lintonfreedomfestival.org. If a graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, please include a copy of your diploma.

Help show support for Linton-Stockton student Maddi Moore and her family by purchasing a yard sign for $10. Contact Jennifer Hudson at 812-798-4667. She can send a photo of the sign.

Bloomfield American Legion Post No. 196 hosts Bingo Thursdays. Winner takes all 5:30 p.m. Indiana Blackout at 6:15 p.m. Early bird 6:30 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. The post hosts treasure hunt Fridays at 7 p.m. Open to the public.

Linton Public Library’s Coloring for Grownups is for adults on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Linton Public Library’s Adult Book Club on the second Monday of every month at 5 p.m. The current month’s book can be picked up at the circulation desk. All are welcome.

Linton Public Library’s yoga classes with Leah Gray are held every Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. Please bring your own mat or towel. No charge, but donations are welcome.

Good Samaritan Society-Shakamak will host a senior resource day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.

The Knights of Columbus will be having its monthly breakfast on the third Saturday of each month from 7-10 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Pricing for the breakfast will be $5 for adults and $7 for adults and children.

The Lyons Health and Living Center will host monthly Bingo on the third Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The community is invited.

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 www.owencountyymca.org 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 dghousman@gmail.com.

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

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.


DIET (Do I Eat That?), formerly T.O.P.S, 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.

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: www.owencountyymca.org 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. 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. 


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. Nov. through March, the meeting will begin at 7 a.m. April to Oct. the meeting will begin at 6 a.m.

Worthington-Jefferson School Directories are available for sale for $15. 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.

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.

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 fourth Saturday of the month from 10 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.”

The Eastern branch of the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library will have Princes and Princesses Story time for ages 6-9 Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Kings and Queens Story time for ages 9-12 Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

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 $8 and plain are $7.50. Please contact Beth Gillan at 812-847-2010 or Lisa Steward at 812-847-7319.

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, a 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.

An Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group will meet on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at Switz City Christian Church.

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