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Venison donation program connects hunters and the public

A program that allows hunters to give deer meat to the public will continue again this fall.   GiveIN Game, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s venison donation program, will be available for its fifth year. Hunters who are willing to donate venison and people who would like to receive venison can begin registering on Sept. 1 at
GiveIN Game makes it easy for people to connect and set up a free exchange on their own schedule. Selling, bartering or trading for venison is illegal. The program is intended to function like a telephone directory, with a list of people who either are seeking or offering venison. Participants can use the directory to “look up” others to meet with. The DNR does not facilitate exchanges. 
The program had 715 participants last year, with the number of people requesting venison more than six times greater than those offering to donate venison.
Both hunters and recipients have an option of donating or requesting any amount of venison in all conditions, from field-dressed animals to packaged venison. 
“GiveIN Game is a unique program that allows hunters to donate wild game in a non-traditional way,” said Mark Reiter, DNR Fish & Wildlife director. “While many other programs focus on food banks and charitable organizations distributing venison to needy families, GiveIN Game provides a new avenue for those that enjoy venison but do not have the opportunity to harvest the deer themselves.”    Previous participants must re-register every year, if they want to continue participating.

November 1st thru 15th 

Firewood Cutting Permits Available to Help with Hazard Tree Clean-up at Patoka Lake.  Local residents are invited to assist Patoka Lake in cutting up hazard trees dropped by staff in high use areas throughout the property through the purchase of firewood permits beginning November 4. Firewood permit will be available depending on weather and staff time.  Property employees are removing trees that threaten to fall or lose limbs, primarily in high traffic areas such as the modern campground, fisherman’s campground, and beach area.  Most trees have suffered damage from the emerald ash borer. Others are simply finishing their natural life cycle and must be removed because of their locations adjacent to buildings or areas that people frequent.     Local residents may cut up and haul away as firewood for $10.00 per pick-up truck load.  A permit will be required and can be obtained at the property office between 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on weekdays beginning Wednesday, November 4th.  Days, hours and access to specific areas for cutting will be determined by weather conditions and availability of downed hazard trees. Call the park office at 812-685-2464 for updates.

The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its upcoming Annual  "Christmas on the Square" event set for Sat. December 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.    The Chamber is presently looking for any school and community performing   groups and individuals to perform holiday music during the community  event.  The Chamber also welcomes the participation of any civic clubs  or local groups in hosting or sponsoring an activity on the square > that evening. Groups may schedule times by contacting the Orleans Chamber  at  or by calling  812-865-9930.

Medic First Aid® Refresher with AED is a basic training course in emergency care, designed for use in the business/industrial setting.  This refresher course reviews the primary and secondary essential skills of patient care the students learned in the initial training. These skills allow the graduates to function with one consistent set of priorities in a medical emergency. The Medic First Aid® Refresher with AED class will be offered on Wednesday, December 9 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. Cost for the class is $45; class size is limited and pre-registration is required by visiting Memorial Hospital’s website at and click on “Classes & Events,” or call the Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399

“As a gift to the community, First Baptist Church of Bedford, Indiana will present the Christmas cantata And on Earth, Peace on Sunday and Monday, December 13th and 14th, at 7:00 P.M. in the church sanctuary at 1515 20th St.   Frank Battaglia will conduct the choir and orchestra, both of which include musicians from many area churches

The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring “Santa’s Mailbox” this year that is located just outside the Chamber Office/Welcome Center on the north side of the Orleans Town Square. Special “Postcards for Santa are now available free of charge for local youngsters to write their Christmas Wishes. The postcards may be picked up at various businesses around town including Orleans Town Hall, Fifth Third Bank, J & S Sportswear,  Orleans Antiques and Mid-Southern Bank.  The special postcards require no postage and must be dropped directly back into the “Santa” Box at the Chamber office (Not in the regular Post Office boxes). All cards will be forwarded on to Santa at the North Pole and selected ones may also appear in upcoming editions of The Orleans Progress Examiner. Hurry! Christmas is fast approaching and all cards need to be collected for Santa in time for his Christmas Eve ride. 

Orleans Town Marshall Richard Dixon has announced that the Orleans Police Department is once again promoting Project Blue Light this holiday season.  Project Blue Light was began in 1989 by Dolly Craig of Philadelphia, PA who put blue light in her window to remember her son-in-law, Danny Gleason, a Philadelphia police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1986.  Dolly Craig shared her idea with Concerns of Police Survivors who, in turn, shared the idea with others.   Now thousands of blue lights shine nationwide during the holiday season to honor and remember law enforcement officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice and to show support and thanks for those officers that continue to work in American law enforcement.  This year alarmingly number of police officers have been killed in the line of duty across the country.  Blue lights have been placed in the windows of the Orleans Police Department and will remain throughout the holiday season.  From a single candle in a window or a blue porch light to an entire building outlined in blue the message is the same and clear.  The Orleans Police Department is encouraging everyone to participate in Project Blue Light this holiday season.

Jasper – According to the National Stroke Association, approximately 795,000 Americans will experience a stroke this year. Strokes are the third-leading cause of death among Americans and the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. Almost 87 percent of strokes (or brain attacks) result when arteries are blocked by blood clots or by the gradual build-up of plaque and other fatty deposits. Frequently, the origin is plaque build-up in the carotid arteries of the neck.          

         Jasper Memorial Hospital reminds you that  If you have risk factors for stroke, a stroke screening is recommended. Major risk factors include high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, smoking, peripheral arterial disease, a family history of stroke,   Call the hospital at -996-8550 to schedule a stroke screening.  Cost of the screening is $40; cash or check is acceptable.


The Orleans Chamber of Commerce invites all Orleans residents to take part in its annual Christmas Lighting Contest. This year's contest is open to all residential properties in Orleans located within a five mile radius.  This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays."   Deadline for enteries will be Dec. 11 and the contest will be judged Dec. 14. Prizes will be awarded for best overall decorating.  Nominations for the Christmas Lighting Contest may be mailed to the Orleans Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 9 or dropped off at Orleans Town Hall. Those wishing to fax their enteries may do so to 812-865-3413 or by email Special entry forms will also appear in The Orleans Progress Examiner.   All enteries must include the owner's name, address, telephone number, and detailed driing directions. For more information contact the Orleans Chamber office at 865-9930.








Other Items of Interest:   


The Word of Life Fellowship at 864 Adams St. in French Lick.  Service time, Sundays at 10:30am.. Pastor Jerry Nail.  Call 723-9463 of 498-8659  Living Waters Assembly of God is having "The Caring Place" beginning this THURSDAY night at 7pm. We will be located on main level of Goody B's on College street across from Winnegers Floral shop. Come join us for fellowship, prayer, and Bible Study every Thursday night!


Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday evening community dinner each Wednesday at 6pm at Paoli Christian Church.  Everyone is welcome, no cost and no reservations needed.  Call the church at 723-2664


La Leche League of Orange County offers the latest breastfeeding information an support. Meetings are the 2d Thursday of the month. Pregnant women, mothers and babies are welcome. Meetings are held at the Paoli Friends Church basement at 301 North Gospel St, (Hwy 37, Paoli). Call 723-2305


Tom Frohman, a lawyer at the Bloomington branch of Indiana Legal Services, comes to Paoli the first Wednesday morning of every month to talk to low-income individuals who have legal questions or court cases involving family law issues including paternity, custody, child support, visitation, and divorce. You may call the office of Hoosier Hills PACT at (812) 723-2621 to make a free and confidential appointment to speak to Mr. Frohman. Alternatively, if you want to apply for help from ILS without meeting directly with Mr. Frohman, you can call the ILS office at 800-822-4774 on Mondays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on family law issues and, for all other issues, on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM or Thursdays from 10:00 AM to noon. The other legal issues handled by ILS are problems related to foreclosures, taxes, landlord-tenant, unemployment, debt collection, and public benefits., ,


, The Diabetic Support Group meets in the IU Health Paoli hospital cafeteria the third Thursday of every month at 6pm until April and then it meets at 7p through the summer. If you are interested in more info about the group, call 723-7474. If you are interested in more info about Williams Bros. services, call 723-3907.
Hanna 812-723-7474 
 Gateway Ministries has a new ministry called the Freedom Cafe' Church, celebrating Jesus in a new way, cafe' style.  Enjoy your coffee or Ice tea with a pastry, then worship and hear the good news of God's love, while sitting at your table cafe' style.  The Freedom Cafe' Church is located  at 308 S Oak Street in Paoli, across from the Pizza Hut (where the old Hoosier Uplands office was).  Sunday services are 10:31am and 6:31pm on Thursdays.  Come and experience the difference and Freedom in Jesus!!

Mercy Center in Paoli has moved to a new location at 308 S. Oak Street in Paoli across from the Pizza Hut (where the old Hoosier Uplands was).  The Center is now open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12p - 5p and Tuesdays from 10:30a - 3p for anyone who is in need of a meal.  Mercy Center is now serving over 1500 meals a month in Oranga County.  If you are able to come and get a meal, please do so. Volunteers are also needed to cook, clean, serve, deliver meals.  If interested in volunteering, call 812-936-8227.  Financial support can be sent to 308 S. Oak Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Paoli Wesleyan Church reminds you that “One Harvest” can save you 35 to 50% on your weekly food cost.. With seven menu selections.  All food is top quality, not distressed or outdated. Call Herman Kile for more information at 276-3261

IU Health Bedford Home Care would like to celebrate those that dedicate their lives to helping others. Home care offers staff for : NURSING, PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH THERAPY, SOCIAL WORK SERVICES, AND HOME HEALTH BATHING AIDE SERVICES   Area home care staff can assist, educate, and facilitate clients and their caregivers to maintain or regain the independence to remain at home. Thank a home care worker this month for the exceptional services they provide! If you or your loved one would like more information about IU home care, call 812-275-1275, or toll free 1866-607-1275

The Orleans Wesleyan Church is sponsoring a food outreach program called: “The Family Table”. The church invites anyone who would like to join them on Thursday evenings for dinner and fellowship at their fellowship hall. Meals will be served from 5:30 to 6:30pm or as needed. The church and fellowship hall are located on the south side of Orleans at 1463 South Maple (Hwy 37). Call 865-4041 for more information. 

Orange Count Human Society is in need of many items:  towels, wash rags , bleach Lysol, Laundry degergent, rubber gloves, antibacterial hand shap, hand sanitizer, collars, leashes, dog houses, dog shampoo, flea treatment, cat litter, hard cat food, puppy food, dog food, cat litter pan liners, pet toys,  flat shovels, envelopes, push mower, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, markers, thank you cards, stamps,  gift cards from Walmart, Lowes, Bender Lumber, etc for paint and other supplies... Thanks ..  Monetary donations can be sent to the Orange County Humane Society at P0 Box 61, Paoli, IN 47454

The VFW Post in Paoli is having Bingo every Thursday at 7pm with early bird Bingo at 6:30pm. Smoke filters have been installed and the and the building is handicap-accessable.

IU Health Paoli Hospital is a permanent child seat inspection station.  Is someone you love buckled in properly?  Let IU Health Paoli Hospital help you.  They offer FREE care seat checks.  The purpose of these checks is to ensure your loved ones are properly buckled in by offering education by a cerified Child Passenger Safety Technician.  Please call Deana Davis, RN, BSN, Health & Safety Educator @ 723-7571 or 936-2811 ext. 7571 to schedule an individual appointment.

Stronger Seniors-New Fitness Program!  Co-Sponsored by:  French Lick Senior Citizens, IU Health Paoli Hospital, and French Lick Springs Resort.  Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM at the French Lick Senior Citizen Building.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.  For more information, call Marilyn Fenton at 936-2533 or Erma Dillard at 936-4094.

Senior Adult Chair Exercise Program:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 AM to Noon.  Call Mary Mapes at 812-849-9999 or the church office at 812-865-3713.  Free!!!  Heart rate & blood pressure will be monitored.  Daily weigh-in.  Nutrition guidlines discussed.

Need help applying for public assistance or health insurance?  IU Health Paoli now offers one on one assistance for individuals needing to apply for public assistance health care programs.  A simple on-line process is available.  You can call the Financial Caseworker at 812-723-7982 or 812-936-2811 ext. 7982.  This office is located in the Paoli Medical Arts Building, 488 W. Hospital Road, Paoli.  The following programs are available:  *HIP:  The HIP program covers individuals who are carefivers for dependant children, unisured for at least 6 months, do not have access to employee sponsored health coverage, and are income eligible.  *Hoosier Healthwise:  Indiana's health program for children, pregnant women, and low-income families.  *Indiana Children's Special Health Care Services:  This program provides supplemental medical coverage to help families of children who have serious, chronic medical conditions.  *Medicaid Coverage for the Blind and Disabled.  *Medicaid Assistance with Medicare Costs.

Winter clothing giveaway every Saturday from 10am to 12 noon at Freedom Bible Church.  Call 936-2010

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According to Medicare,  Orange County has the highest percentage of senior citizens who quality for help to pay for prescriptions from Social Security, but are not signed up.  They need to call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 and sign up, expecially if they have trouble paying for their prescriptions.  If they don’t quality, they may still be eligible for other programs.  Call Hanna Swayer at 723-7474 for more  information.

A Senior Adult Exercise program will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 10am to noon at Orleans First Baptist Church.  Heart rate and blood pressure will be monitored,  Call Mary at 849-9999 for more information.

The Southern Indiana Center for Indeplendent Living (SICIL) is sponsoring bingo on Monday mornings from 10am to 11:30am at the Older American building in Orleans.¡¡ Location is 1901 South Orleans Way.¡¡ Anyone in Orange County that has a disabilityor is a Senior citizen is more then welcome to attend.¡¡ There is no cost and prizes are awarded.¡¡ For more information call 800-845-6914

The American Legion Post 76 in French Lick wishes to invite everyone to Charity Game Night, “Texas Hold’em” poker night every Friday Night starting at 7pm. There is a semi-menu and drinks for your enjoyment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Legion at 936-9394.
If you are a Veteran and wish to give back to the community, the American Legion has many events scheduled for this year, we can use your aid. If you are a Veteran and not a member, please stop by the Legion or contact one of the Elected Officers.

The American Legion Post 76 French Lick wishes to invite everyone to attend Bingo on Monday Nights. The Assembly Hall doors open at 5pm and Bingo starts at 7pm. There is a non-smoking and smoking area. There is also a semi-menu along with drinks. Come out for a night of Bingo and enjoy the fun. If you have any questions, please contact the American Legion at 936-9394. Any Veteran that is not a member, we wish to invite you to talk with one of our Elected Officers.

What: FREE Community Dinner
When: Every Tuesday Evening serving from 5:30-7:00 pm Where: Senior Citizens Community Building in French Lick
Who: Anyone and Everyone is invited, we would love for you to come and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with us!

Are you an honorably discharged veteran?¡¡ Are you in need of long term hospital help, but don’t think there are any options for you?¡¡ If you answered yes to both questions, you are probably entitled to more benefits than you realize.¡¡ Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico currently have state run and funded facilities that provide various types of care at virtually no cost to you.¡¡ If you or someone you know is in search of assistance, but not sure on the qualifications, call toll free at 1-866-331-1944.¡¡ This message from the Disabled Veteran’s Associations.

Orange County Recycling Cooperative, Recycling at the Old Mill,
105 E Water St, Paoli Indiana, Saturdays 8:00am - noon , Mondays 2:00pm - 6:00pm,¡¡Please stop by at your convenience and make use of our drop off bins in the rear of the building. We take : All paper products (newspaper, cardboard, junk mail, magazines, office paper, shredded paper, brown bags, feed sacks) , Tin cans and other scrap metal , Aluminum cans , Plastic milk jugs, detergent bottles (#2), water and soda pop bottles (#1) , Plastic grocery bags, Stretch wrap , Foam peanuts (please bag separately) , Wearable Shoes , Used clothing (wearable) , Please call 812-635-0526 if the area is a mess - one stinker can ruin it for everbody. For special times and additional information contact John Maier by email or phone (812-635-0526)

American Legion Post 250 of Mitchell Bingo Every Tuesday. Earlybird games at 6:30pm and regular at 7PM Call 849-3727 for info.

New Church In Springs Valley
Pastor Claude Lagenour invites everyone to come and join¡¡them for worship in theirnew Church located in the old Pentecostal Church of Zion in French Lick. Sunday school at 9:30am, worship at 10:30 and in home bible study ast 7pm on Fridays. Call 936-3703 For more information

FYI Orleans Town officials, in conjunction with Wolfe Contracting, has established a Newspaper Recycling Center at the Orleans Town Garage area. The site is for newspapers ONLY. Other recyclables may be accepted later on, but the center is limited to newspapers only for the present. Papers may be dropped off in the bin being housed at the garage by entering the north gate just off Monroe Street and exiting the front gate on Franklin Street anytime from 7 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. daily M-F. For more info contact Orleans Town Offices at 865-2539.

Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living is sponsoring Bingo on Mondays from 10am to 11:30am at the Older American facility in Orleans. Anyone with a disability or senior from Orange Co is welcome. Call 800-845-6914 for more info.