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. ****
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is offering Hoosiers who use tobacco, free medication, to help them quit smoking. The free nicotine replacement therapy promotion will end when supplies run out. To take advantage of the free offer, must enroll in the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, which also provides a coach. To enroll call Megan Wade-Taxter at 317-233-7104.
Anyone who is 60 years and older, who qualify income wise, are eligible for Farmers Market Vouchers. Please contact Hoosier Uplands at 812-849-4457 to see if you qualify. Vouchers available for Lawrence, Orange and Washington.
The Lawrence County Democratic Party Hoosier will have Hospitality dinner Thursday, September 30th. The event will take place at the Spring Mill INN. Tickets are $40. Liz Watson, 9th district canonicate, along with Terry Goodin, Democratic minority leader of the House of Representatives will be there. There will be a silent auction, the Blue Wave Singers, and comedian Adam Bunnell will also be in attendance. For ticket information contact 812-360-8765. Tickets are going fast, but some will be available at the door.
The Red Quarry Christian Church is hosting a fall revival Wednesday thru Friday 22-24. John and Shanna Parker Leading Singing each night at 6:30 PM. There will be a revival speaker Wade Allen of the Restoration Christian Church also the Homecoming Pitch’n Dinner will be at 12:30 PM, August 26th. The service will be held at 2PM and the speaker will be Darrel Land of the Redemption Christian Church of Jasper.
Highfill Chapel General Baptist Homecoming will be August 26. Judith Montgomery and family will be the featured singers with Harvey McAdams delivering the morning message. Starts at 10:00 am with pitch in meal to follow at the fellowship hall. Highfill Chapel is located at 1939 N Highfill Chapel Rd, Taswell. Worship Gatherings will be held Aug 24th and 25th, 7pm each evneing.. Call 812-338-2030.
There will be a ‘3 on 3’ Basketball Tourney on Saturday, August 25th at the Birdseye Park along with the Birdseye Fire & Park Annual Picnic. There are Five Divisions: Ages 10- 11 will be the only boys, girls, or coed. Ages 12- 13, 14-15, and 16- 17 there’s also an open division. The cost per team is $40, 4 players per team. First Place will receive a T-Shirt and a medal.. Second Place will receive a medal. The deadline to enter is AUGUST 22. Contact Roy Partenheimer at 389-2567 to enter your team.
Hardinsburg Christian Church will present “An Evening with Cash & Kirby” Saturday, August 25th from 6p to 9pm. Enjoy a free night of food and music, bring your lawn chair or blanket. Evangelist, Cash Hunsley and Kirby Stailey and the Dash will be featured. The church is located at 196 S. Maple Street in Hardinsburg.
The 12th Annnual Patoka Lake Clean Up will be Saturday, August 25 at their new location at the Patoka Lake Corps of Engineers office at the Patoka Lake Dam, 4512 N. Cuzco Road, in Dubois. Participants of all ages and abilities can sign up on location at 8am EDT and will be assigned an area to pick up trash and recycling along the shore. At 11am, all volunteers return to the dam to be treated to a fish fry, music, door prizes, goody bags and of course, a free event t-shirt. For more information about the Event, call Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812-685-2447 or like the Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee Facebook page for updates.
The Orleans girls basketball team will be hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, August 25th at Orleans for any boys or girls in grades 1-8. For more information contact Jared Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (812)583-0651
Patoka lake is hosting a Shore Cleanup on Saturday, August 25th at the Patoka Lake Nature Center. Help remove trash and debris from the shores from 8 AM- 1PM. Sign-in begins at 8AM at US Army Corps of Engineers office, 4512 N. Cuzco Road South next to the Dam/ Spillway. All volunteers will be rewarded with FREE lunch at the Army Corps office starting at 11AM
Fishing Creek Christian Church in Mitchell, Indiana will be hosting Bryan and Yvonne Hutson with Rescue Ministries. They will be leading and sharing in the morning service at 10:30 AM on August 26th.
You are invited to the Serving Seven Gospel Concert on Sunday, August 26th at Morgan Elem. School. They will be featuring some of Southern Indiana's Finest Gospel Artists like White River, The Andersons, and Shar'in Grace.
The regular meeting of the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission's Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:30pm. At the Commission's office located at 221 E. First Street in Ferdinand. The Executive Board will meet at the same location at 6:30pm.
Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center's Ambulance Services is offering "Stop The Bleed". This program focuses on the immediate response to beeding, recognizing life-threatening bleeding, and appropriate ways to stop the bleeding. The next program will be on Tuesday, August 28th from 8-9:15Am in the 1st level conference room. This class is free, but pre-registration is required by emailing Chris Sites.
Loogootee is hosting Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. The will have a "Healthy Eating on a Budget for You and Your Family," on Thursday, August 30th from 6-7:15 PM. Pre-registration is required for the program, please call the Memorial Hospital's Marketing Department at (812)996-2352
The 2018 Paoli Fall Festival Schedule goes as follows:
Sunday, August 26th6 pm - Little Miss Contest Sponsored by Psi Beta Psi (PHS Auditorium)
The paoli VFW will have a Fish Fry and an Indoor Turkey Shoot, with .22 and Bird Shoot, Saturday, September 1st at 1PM.
Wednesday, September 6th
6 pm - Queen Contest Sponsored by Psi Iota Xi (PHS Auditorium)
Friday, September 7
9 am - Town Wide Yard Sales Begin
9 am - PHS Student Art Show Begins (Art Displayed in Store Fronts around the Paoli Square)
11 am - Window Decorating Contest Judging
5 pm - Registration for Euchre Tournament (Paoli Senior Citizens Building)
6 pm - Opening Ceremonies on the Courthouse Stage
6 pm - Vendors Stands Open
6 pm - Winner of Window Decorating Contest Announced
6 pm - Registration for Corn hole Tournament (New Paoli Park)
6 pm - Inflatable Laser Tag Arena Opens
6 pm - Angie’s Inflatables Opens
6:15 pm - Paoli Chamber of Commerce Presents: Mojave Band (Courthouse Stage)
6:15 pm - Chili Cook Off (Paoli Town Square)
7 pm - Euchre Tournament Begins (Senior Citizens Building)
7 pm - Corn hole Tournament Begins (New Paoli Park)
8 pm - Paoli Chamber of Commerce Presents: Copperhead Creek (Courthouse Stage)
Saturday, September 8
9 am - Town Wide Yard Sales Begin
9:30 am - Car Show Begins (Paoli Square)
9:30 am - Baby Contest Sponsored by Psi Iota Xi Sorority (New Hope Church)
10 am - Vendors Stands Open
10 am - Angie’s Inflatables Opens
1 pm - Horseshoe Tournament Begins (Jaycee Park - Norma Free 812-653-7698 for details)
1 pm - Cookies & Canvas Sponsored by Psi Iota Xi Sorority (New Hope Church)
1 pm - Elvis Performance (Courthouse Stage)
1 pm - Registration for Cornhole Tournament (New Paoli Park)
2 pm - Cornhole Tournament Begins (New Paoli Park)
4 pm - Bingo Sponsored by Psi Iota Xi Sorority (SE Corner of Paoli Square until 9 pm)
5 pm - Paoli Chamber of Commerce Presents: Left Field String Band (Courthouse Stage)
5 pm - Monster Truck Rides (4-H Fairgrounds)
6 pm - Monster Mash (4-H Fairgrounds)
6 pm - Inflatable Laser Tag Arena Opens
7:30 pm - Kirby Stailey and the Dash (Courthouse Stage)
Sunday, September 9
12 pm - Vendors Open
12 pm - Live Remote (Paoli Square)
12 pm - Inflatable Laser Tag Arena Opens (Closes at 2 pm)
2 pm - Parade - Awards Immediately Following
4 pm - Festival Closing
BMV announces Labor Day Holiday Hours. ALL Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September, 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Branches will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, September 4th
Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a Heart saver CPR class from 5:30-9:30PM on Thursday, September 6th in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office. Pre-registion is required and the fee for the course is $65, and the class does not require prepayment.
Come wheelin’ the Fish at Patoka Lake Saturday, September 15th. The 17th annual Wheelin’ IN the Fish will be at Osborn boat ramp from 10am-2pm. The event is free and promotes participants with special needs and their families to come out. The event even has FREE boat rides and FREE lunch. Fishing poles and other items will be provided as well. All you need to bring is lawn chairs and sunscreen to enjoy the day at the lake!
September 16-30, 2018
Hoosier hysteria presented by Smithville Fiber, will tip off the 2018-2019 season on Sunday 29th. The event will be in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The official starting time will be released later. Both the men’s and women’s basketball programs will be recognized and is free of charge.
October 1-15, 2018
The Nazarene Church Annex will host its free gospel concerts Saturday, October 6th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Performances by James Criss and Mark Vice will take place.
October 16-31, 2018
The Nazarene Church Annex will host its free gospel concerts Saturday, October 20th 7:00-9:00pm. Appearances by “The Sinclairs” and 4 His Praise.
November 1-15, 2018
The Nazarene Church Annex will hold its Free Gospel Concerts on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The acts performing will be White River Quartet and then The Isbell Family. The Concerts will be from 7:00- 9:00pm.
November 16-30, 2018
The Nazarene Church Annex will host its Free Gospel Concert Saturday, November 17, 2018. The lone performing act will be Cumberland Thunder. The concert will start at 7:00 and end at 9:00pm.