Community Notes

February 23, 2013 by  
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* The Dugger American Legion will have a fundraising breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. A patriot quilt will be given away.

* Linton Moose will have a fish and shrimp dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and karaoke at 8 p.m. Members and guests are welcome.

* There will be a lasagna fundraising dinner for the AM Risher Memorial Pool in Linton from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Roy Clark Community Building. Presale tickets are available at Regions Bank and City Hall for $8. The cost is $9 at the door and $4 for children 4 and under. The menu will include lasagna, salad, breadsticks, homemade dessert and drinks.

* Middle Way House of Greene County will be having our annual fundraiser on from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pepperoni Grill. Celebrate Mardi Gra style. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a silent auction, game, and lot of fun to be had. Tickets are $10 person or $15 a couple. Call Christa or Jeanette at 812-384-8769, or e-mail for tickets or more information.

* 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

* The Sandborn Park Board is having a Beef and Noodle Dinner at the Sandborn Community Building from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meal includes beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, desserts and drinks. Donations accepted.

* Friendly Grove Baptist Church is hosting 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 or visit the church website at 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 Greene County Republican Women’s club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Community Building (Jaycee) on Lincoln Dr.

Please bring a dish to share. Everyone is welcome.

* The Board of Directors of the Linton-Stockton High School Building Corporation will meet for a special session at 6 p.m. in the administration office to approve the issue of the corporation’s first mortgage bonds.

* The Linton-Stockton Board of Trustees willmeet in special session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the administration center.

* Linton NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1688 will meet in the conference room of the Greene County General Hospital at 6:30 PM. All active and retired federal employees and their guests are invited.

* 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

* The Linton Public Library Board of Trustees has rescheduled its regular meeting for 6 p.m. in the library. An executive session to discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees will be held at 5:30 the same day.

* The Linton Public Library will have a Movie Night on from 5 to 7 p.m. The Movie is Sky Fall 007. It is PG-13 (Children 13 and under MUST have an adult with them) and 143 Minutes long. This is a free program. No sign up needed. First come, first serve for seating. Refreshments (popcorn a drink) will be served.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

* Greene County Coin Club will meet at the 4-H Building. Dealers will set up at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Any questions, call 384-8516

Thursday, Feb. 28

* The Greene County Memory Makers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Library. Linda Long will the hostess of the month. If you have any question contact Loretta Crody at 812-798-2132.

Friday, March 1

* A World Day of Prayer service will be held at 1 p.m., at the Bloomfield United Methodist Church. The church is located at 60 W. Main St. in Bloomfield. The service this year is titled “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me.” World Day of Prayer is a worldwide Christian ecumenical movement, and the program this year is prepared by the women of France. People of all denominations are welcome to attend.

* Marsh Madness will kick off today with with Peabody Energy banquet at Shakamak State Park. The event will continue through Saturday. Tickets can be purchased online at or at

* Spring cleaning at Fairview Cemetery will begin in March. All flowers, pots and solar lights must be removed by today.

Saturday, March 2

* Rotary Pancake Sausage Breakfast is being held on Marsh Madness weekend. Come out and get your breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Linton Fire Department before enjoying the Marsh Madness activities! Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door for adults; children 10 and under are $3. Tickets can be purchased at Rich Brown Insurance or the Chamber office. Call 847-4846 for more information.

* The Lawrence County Rock, Mineral and Fossil Club, with members from all over south-central Indiana, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Company Concourse, 1402 H. St., in Bedford. This month’s program will be presented by Richard Powell, author of “Caves of Indiana”. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call Carl at (812) 275-7703 or visit our web site at

* Linton Public Library will be hosting a Tea Party, and patrons can design a teacup and saucer to take home. It will be from noon to 2 p.m., and the cost is $4 per person. Call the library at 847-7802 or stop by the library to sign up, as space is limited.

* “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

* THe Shakamak Junior Class Parents will be sponsoring an auction with proceeds going to the 2013 Shakamak Junior-Senior Post Prom. Items on the auction will include Longerberger baskets, primitive and antiques, baby quilts, Thirty-One items and more. Concessions will be on-site. For more information contact Jeri Morin at 812-665-3550 ext. 315.

* 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 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 .

Monday, March 4

* The Greene County General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room.

Tuesday, March 5

* Greene County General Hospital we will be partnering with the Indiana Blood Center for a blood drive. It will be held in the Violet Newton Conference Room from noon to 4 p.m.. This will be the first of four blood drives we will host this year.

Thursday, March 7

* The Lyons Senior Center will be hosting the Country Travellers Band from 5 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be beef stew with cornbread by donation only.

Saturday, March 9

* 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 drawing for photos in frames.

Sunday, March 10

* The Carnegie Heritage and Arts monthly storytelling session will feature Cheryl Helms as the special guest speaker. The event will take place at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

* There will be an acrylic daisies painting class at the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center. The cost is $10 per class for supplies. Call Richard Hall at 812-890-0472.

Wednesday, March 13

* The City of Linton will be sponsoring the “Taste of Linton” event, where local restaurants, caterers and food vendors will be offering coupons and samples. The meeting will be in “Town Hall Meeting” fashion, and will discuss revitalizing downtown Linton.

Thursday, March 14

Greene County Extension Homemakers are hosting the spring district meeting, a special celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Indiana Extension Homemakers. The district includes: Greene, Clay, Monroe, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties. The meeting will be at the Greene County Extension Service office community room at the fairgrounds. Registration will be be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. This will be an all-day meeting with state and district officers in attendance. County residents are invited to attend the event to learn more about the organization. Interested persons may make a reservation by contacting Sandra Crowe at 384-8786 before Feb 25 or calling Extension Educator Polly Gettinger at 659-2122.

Friday, March 15

* The Greene County Memory Makers Quilt Guild will be hosting their annual quilt show March 15 and 16 at the Bloomfield Library. Show hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19

* The Lyons Senior Center will be hosting the Country Travellers Band from 5 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be potato soup by donation only.

* The Linton Junior Class Parent Committee will be hosting a Bingo Bonanza at the American Legion, located at 139 S. Main St. in Linton. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. Pre-sale tickets are available for early bird raffles by calling Tammy Swihart at 812-699-7296 or Carol Johnson at 812-798-0425. Vendors will include Pampered Chef, Thirty-One and more.

* There will be an acrylic apples painting class at the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center. The cost is $10 per class for supplies. Call Richard Hall at 812-890-0472.

Thursday, March 21

* It is time to enroll students for the 2013/2014 Linton kindergarten classes. During the month of March we need to know the names of students who will be entering kindergarten next school year. Children who will be 5- years-old on or before August 1, 2013, are eligible to enroll. Enrollment forms may be picked up in the elementary office and need to be turned in by March 21, 2013. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.

Sunday, March 31

* Lebanon Cemetery spring clean-up has begun and it is asked that graves be cleared off by today. Items may remain on the stone but decorations not removed from the grave itself will be disposed of. If you are decorating using a shepherd’s hook we ask that you place it to the side of the stone for mowing purposes. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Any questions call 812-798-7023.

Saturday, April 20

* The Bykota Sample Fair will be held at the Dugger Community Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission for the public will be $1.25. Coordinators are now reserving space for vendors. Vendors will give out something at their booth to the public. All booth space is first come, first serve. To sign up, contact Betty Heaton 648-2652, Wanda Ranard 648-2129, Liz Thompson 847-9236, or Beth Thompson 659-2986.

Ongoing Events

* The Central Greene County Minsiterial Association invites the community to come together in observance of Lent. Each Saturday in Lent, one of the area churches will host breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Following breakfast, a short program will be presented. February 23 – First Christian Church, March 2 – Mineral United Methodist Church, March 9 – to be announced, March 16 – Tulip Church of God with Word of Life Fellowship, March 23 – First Baptist Church. For more information contact 384-8424.

* INDOT, Ride Solution Public Transit, Washington Public Transit and Van-Go Public Transit are conducting a regional coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan update meeting for Gibson, Daviess, Posey, Perry, Pike, Martin, Greene, Sullivan, Dubois, Knox, Warrick, and Spencer Counties. Public meeting will be held on February 25, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Gibson County Council on Aging 212 Richland Creek Dr. Princeton, IN 47670 and a second meeting will be held from 2 to 4:00 p.m. at the Arnold F. Habig Community Center, 1301Saint Charles St. Jasper. The agenda includes the current plan, unmet transportation needs, existing coordination efforts, and the process for developing an action plan for 2013-2017. Agencies who receive or intend to receive funding under MAP-21 Section 5310 and Section 5311 programs must participate in coordination planning and development. Please RSVP by February 21, 2013 to Megan Lawson, Indiana Rural Transit Assistance Program at 812-372-3794 or

* Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting Lenten Soup Luncheon and Study Wednesdays, February 20 to March 27. For more information call (812)847-7372. Soup will be served beginning at noon and the short meditation titled “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me” will start at 12:15 pm. We will conclude at 12:45. Please join us every week or as often as you are able. For more information call (812)847-7372. The church will also be hosting a Soup Supper and Lenton Services. Supper begins at 6 p.m. and the service at 7 p.m. “The Prayers of the Passion” will be the focus for the evening Lenten Services.

* 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. 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 Library 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 March 20; Regions Bank Linton 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26, March 5, 12; Worthington Senior Center 9 a.m. to noon and March 19.

* 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.

* 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 February 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.

* 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. 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 (+SH) via email sent to

* 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. 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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