THE HOLIDAY SEASON CAN BE JOYOUS, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE AN EXTREMELY STRESSFUL TIME. ESKENAZI HEALTH MIDTOWN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH REMINDS EVERYONE TO KEEP EXPECTATIONS MANAGEABLE AND FOCUS ON WHAT IS TRULY IMPORTANT TO YOU. SOME IMPORTANT TIPS INCLUDE SPENDING TIME WITH SUPPORTIVE AND CARING PEOPLE, REACHING OUT AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS OR CONTACTING SOMEONE YOU HAVE NOT HEARD FROM IN A WHILE. LASTLY, SAVE TIME FOR YOURSELF. A FEW MINUTES OF RELAXATION CAN OFTEN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. REMEMBER, THE HOLIDAYS SHOULD BE A TIME OF JOY. MAKE THIS SEASON A HAPPY AND HEALTHY ONE
November 1st thru 15th
The Springs Valley Education Foundation@will induct 3 new members into the Springs Valley Hall of Fame on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6pm in the Springs Valley High School auditorium. The 3 new inductees are former teacher, band director and the wife, mother and grandmother of 3 generations of Springs Valley Band Directors - Helen Aylsworth; former SV teacher and administrator Larry Pritchett; and former IN State Representative Jerry Denbo.@ This year’s inductees will join a list of 15 individuals and 1 team that have been inducted since 2010. The inductees are individuals who have either given much in the way of TIME, DEDICATION, IDEAS, COMMITMENT or EXPERTISE to the advancement of programs such as academics, arts and athletics at Springs Valley Schools or graduates have made significant contributions in their chosen professions and enhanced the image and prestige of Springs Valley Schools. The list of inductees since 2010 are teachers Chuck and Leslie Akers, NBA Hall of Famer Larry Bird, former teacher Jeff Brothers, Current Sacramento Kings announcer and former NBA coach Jerry Reynolds, Former Administrator John Butch Emmons, Dr. Doug Weikert, Former Administrator Roger Fisher, former teacher Orville Rolle, Gary Holland, Former Band Director John Aylsworth, Former Teacher and Coach Bill Harris, Former School SV Staff Patti Rominger, former Supt Dennis Weikert, Dr. Martin Dixon and the 1958 State Finalist basketball team. The entire Hall of Fame list can be viewed at http://svhs.svalley.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=133. The induction ceremony will start promptly at 6pm with master of ceremonies and former SV graduate Dave Dedrick. Todd Marshall, President of the SV Education Foundation, will provide a brief welcome. Each inductee will have a video presented in their honor followed by a presenter of their choosing and then the acceptance of their induction
Moore’s Ridge “Harvester”s Ladies Retreat, November 15th from 10am to 2pm at
Ames Chapel United Methodist Church. Guest speakers: Kris Tarr and Tammy Pirtle, music by Carol Singelstad and Daughters with Diane Fleetwood. Lunch provided, RSVP Retha 936-9636
The Paoli United Methodist Church Faith Class is hosting a fish fry at the Paoli High School cafeteria this Saturday, November 15 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. All proceeds will benefit Orange County Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $10 per meal or $30 for four and can be purchased at the fish fry.
Come on out and enjoy some great food and support the mission to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing in Orange County!
Jasper – It is estimated that 25.8 million people have diabetes, a disease in which your blood glucose or sugar level is too high. Diabetes can cause damage to your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. People with diabetes can work to take steps to control the disease and lower their risk of complications. Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering various diabetes classes to help those with the disease to take control of their lives. “Outsmarting Diabetes,” a program that teaches participants how to control their diabetes using medication, self-monitoring, nutrition, and physical activity, . For more information about the cost of these programs or to pre-register, please call the Diabetes Education staff at 812-996-0521 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 0521.
November 16th thru 30th
Paoli Christian Church’s “Follow the Star” program is fast approaching. It is scheduled this year on Friday, December 5th and Saturday the 6th. The FREE ticket giveaway will be on Sunday, November 16th from 1 to 4pm at the church. Everyone must have a ticket to enter but tickets are free. There are times assigned for your ticket for you to become a member of a family with which to begin your journey. This is an outdoor event so dress accordingly. Call 723-2664
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Chuch at 2100 Hwy 150 in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, will host award winning southern gospel group: Triumphant, on Thursday, November 20th at 7pm. A light meal will be served at 5:30pm. Tickets are $12, at the church, or at the door the evening of the concert. The Orleans Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its Annual
"Christmas on the Square" event set for December 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Chamber is still 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 Chamber office,
865-9930 or emailing email@example.com
Orleans Town crews are picking up bagged leaves. Trash and bagged leaves must be kept separate for pick up. The Town’s Leaf Machine pickup is also underway. Crews will be moving from pile to pile until all the leaves are down and collected and then will make the circuit again. Residents are being asked to rake leaves to the tree plat, located between the sidewalk and curb and NOT into the street. Burning of leaves is not permitted on any town street or roadway.
Residents are asked to remove any large sticks and similar debris from the leaf pile. The sticks clog up the vacuum pipes and slow the crew’s progress. Questions concerning leaf collection should be directed to Orleans Town Offices at 865-2539
A Taste of Christmas
A Taste of Christmas will be held in the former Bridal Elegance building next door to the Mineral Springs Restaurant on the Paoli Square during the Down Town Merchants Christmas Open House on Sunday, November 23rd from 1-5pm.
A Taste of Christmas will offer the following::
Tasty goodies of the Christmas season to be purchased such as: cupcakes (plain or filled), peanut butter balls, homemade fudge, Holiday Sugar Cookies, and coconut bonbons.
Free cupcake samples available!!
A Silent Auction will be held from 1-4 featuring many local and regional gift certificates, A crocheted Afghan hand-crafted by Dorothy Shepherd, a Spider Man afghan hand-crafted by Stephanie Osborne, a Colt’s signed football, and other items.
Come bid on some early Christmas presents!
The purse booth will be there!!
If you would like to donate homemade candy for this fundraiser contact Michelle at (812) 865-6469.
Christmas Ribbon Bows will be for sale.
December 1st thru 15th
A “Wright Christmas” with Woody and Yonnie Wright, Friday, December 5th at 7pm at Schaeffer Auditorium, 16th and N street in Bedford. Free admission,, a free-will offering will be received. Proceeds benefit Stone City Christian Academy. Also featured is the Convention Quarter. Call 583-0424 for ticket information.
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
, , , , , , , , , , 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.