ATTENTION ORANGE COUNTY FRIENDS--Mercy Center in Paoli, a minstry that feeds the hungry of our area, is in DIRE NEED of items to serve the public. Below is a list of needed items: Jiffy Cornbread Scalloped Potatoes Macaroni Spaghetti and spaghetti sauce Sugar Cooking oil baked beans pork-n-beans tomato sauce, , instant mashed potatoes chili beans stovetop stuffing mixed vegetables.
If you can help with an of the above items, especially in quantity, you can bring them to the Orleans Christian Church or you can take them directly to the Mercy Center at 308 S. Oak St. (across from Pizza Hut) in Paoli.
March 16th thru 31st
In observance of the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Orleans Dogwood Festival Orleans Chamber of Commerce representatives are calling on Orleans citizens past and present to assist them in planting 50 new Dogwoods early this spring throughout the town to commemorate the occasion. Trees will be made available for purchase in advance through a special agreement with Gary Moore of Lawnmoore, LLC who has agreed to provide the trees at his cost. 6-7 foot trees in white, pink and red may be purchased for $145 each while supplies last. Orleans Chamber Executive Director Robert Henderson said that sadly a very large number of the town’s original trademark trees dating back to the mid 1960s and planted by “Operation Dogwood.” have died out and/or been removed over the years and presently in real need of replacement community wide. Special order forms will appear inside The Orleans Progress Examiner to be mailed along with payment to Orleans Dogwood 50 c/o P.O. Box 9, Orleans, IN 47452-0009. Checks should be made payable to “Orleans Dogwood 50.” Entry forms may also be obtained from the Orleans Town offices during regular business hours.
Fly A Kite Workshop at the Patoka Lake Nature Center The event originally scheduled for March 17, has been moved to Saturday March 24th. Kid’s bring your parents to the Patoka Lake Nature Center on Saturday, March 24 at 1:00p.m. to build your very own kite! Participants will create a one of a kind kite using materials provided. Once all kites have been constructed, join a car caravan to the beach for some high flying fun! The cost for this program is $5 per kite. Pre-registration is required for this event. Please call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447 to register or inquire for more details. The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Lake located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164.For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, please call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447.\
April 1st thru 15th
ORLEANS) - The Harlem Wizards are coming to Orleans Jr./Sr. High School, Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. The evening promises to be a fun filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face. This event is hosted by The Orleans Band Boosters. They have brought The Wizards into town to help benefit the band and guard programs at Orleans Jr./Sr. High School. The Harlem Wizards have a unique mission: create awe-inspiring events throughout the country. At a Wizards game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. It's two hours of family time where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. When you' re in the stands, you' re more than a spectator; you' re part of the show with loads of audience participation. Throughout the game, fans will experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction. The experience can only be summed up in two words: Awe-Inspiring! Tickets purchased before the event are $10 for adults $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Orleans Jr./Sr. High School, Orleans Elementary School, and Northside Gas Station in Orleans, from March 1st until the day of the game, April 5th. Tickets will also be available on the day of the game at Orleans High School starting at 6 p.m. for $12 for adults and $10 children or you may purchase your discounted tickets online now at www.Harlemwizards.com. For further information please contact Tara Jenkins at (812) 653-8062.
Alzheimer's Support Group sponsored by the National Alzheimer's Association. 2nd Thursday of the month, 1:30 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center (lower level of former Carnegie Library), Paoli square. For all caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Come to be supported in your important work. Questions call 812-277-6881. The Orleans Street Department is reminding local residents of the importance of NOT blowing grass clippings out into the town streets, roadways as prohibited by local ordinance. This practice only tends to clog the storm drains, further adding to the town’s flooding problem during periods of heavy rainfall. Town crews regularly check storm sewer grates, but property and business owners are also encouraged to assist in this endeavor when possible by keeping grates clear of trash items, sticks, limbs in order to allow storm water to run off properly. Staying safe and independent as you age are goals many of us share. Older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions risk losing the ability to live safely in their homes due to the increased need of assistance. Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers Lifeline, a medical alert assistance serviced for those who wish to live independently in their homes, while maintaining an immediate emergency link to 24/7 Response Center, where trained personnel can talk to the resident immediately and activate the subscriber’s emergency response plan if needed.
With Lifeline, the resident has a communicator unit attached to the telephone and a portable button that is worn around the neck or on the wrist . When assistance is needed, the portable button is pushed, which sends an electronic message through the telephone to the 24/7 Response Center. Lifeline has a one-time installation fee of $50.00 and costs starting at $39.00 per month after installation. For more information about these services or to subscribe, please call Jasper Memorial Hospital’s Lifeline Program Facilitator, at (812) 996-2399 option 1 or toll-free at (800) 852-7279, ext. 2399 option 1.
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!
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., ,
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.
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.
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.
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 disability 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
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)
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.
Alzheimer's Support Group sponsored by the National Alzheimer's Association. 2nd Thursday of the month, 1:30 p.m. at the Healing Arts Center (lower level of former Carnegie Library), Paoli square. For all caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Come to be supported in your important work. Questions call 812-277-6881.
The Orleans Street Department is reminding local residents of the importance of NOT blowing grass clippings out into the town streets, roadways as prohibited by local ordinance. This practice only tends to clog the storm drains, further adding to the town’s flooding problem during periods of heavy rainfall. Town crews regularly check storm sewer grates, but property and business owners are also encouraged to assist in this endeavor when possible by keeping grates clear of trash items, sticks, limbs in order to allow storm water to run off properly.
Staying safe and independent as you age are goals many of us share. Older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions risk losing the ability to live safely in their homes due to the increased need of assistance. Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers Lifeline, a medical alert assistance serviced for those who wish to live independently in their homes, while maintaining an immediate emergency link to 24/7 Response Center, where trained personnel can talk to the resident immediately and activate the subscriber’s emergency response plan if needed.