.April 15th thru 30th
Holy Week Schedule for Springs Valley area.
(Holy Week Services @ 7:00 p.m.)
Monday, April 14th @ Beechwood Christian, David Moss preaching, Baptist Quartet music
Tuesday April 15th-- @ West Baden First Baptist, Darrel Wineger preaching, Ames Chappel Choir music
Wednesday April 16th @ Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church-Stations of the Cross--All Ministers, Homily by Linda Watson
Thursday April 17th @ Red Quarry Christian Church-Jack Tolbert preaching a Revival
Friday April 18th @ Springs Valley United Methodist Church, Jim Tritle preaching, Sheila & Megan Duet, West Baden United Methodist Choir
April 19th @ 8 a.m.- Lenten Breakfast at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church
The breakfasts and services are all free, but there will be a donation basket for the Local Food Pantry.
For more information, contact Rev. Linda Watson at 812-936-9783 or on the Springs Valley United Methodist Church Facebook page, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 16th thru 30th“Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s flames, an indoor free drama is coming to Crossroads Church Good Friday, April 18th at 7plm, Saturday, April 19th at 7pm and Easter Sunday, April 20th at 10am. Cast of over 40 volunteers. Crossroads Church is located at the corner of Hwy 37 and Trogden Lane between Bedford and Bloomington. Call 279-0131
Orleans Minsterial Association’s Community Good Friday Service will be held April 18th at 7pm. Location is Orleans Christian Church Unity Hall. The public is welcome...
Good Friday Event: "Sharing Jesus Across the Valley" Cross Walk. Beginning at 5pm at Sprudel Park in West Baden. Sponsored by Mt. Lebanon church. All are welcome to experience in this community event. Contact Keyly Watts for further information. 936-2235.
Paoli Senior Citizens will host a dance Saturday, April 19th, with music by Merle Cox and the Goodtime Band. Doors open at 5pm, food from the kitchen and music at 6:30pm. Door charge is $5, everyone is welcome.
Sulphur Creek Bible Church presents: “The Mercy Spirit”, April 19th, Saturday at 7pm and Easter Sunday at 10:30am. Come here of a desperate woman who encounters Jesus. Sulphur Creek is located at 5353 W CR 2005, near the Gorge. Springs Valley Wesleyan Church will have Easter Services, April 20th. Our Sunrise Service will be held at Osborn Ramp at Patoka Lake. Breakfast to follow at the church. Sunday School at 9:30am, worship at 10:30am with our traditional Baloon lift off after service. All are welcome.
Elon Christian Church will have a “FREE” Breakfast Easter Sunday at 9am. Bacon & eggs with deli bake donuts. Everyone is welcome. Children’s egg hunt at 11:45am.
Orleans Community Easter Sunrise Service will be on April 20th at 7:15am at the Town Park Square, Bring Lawn Chairs. Speaker is Jerry Richardson, Orleans Church of the Nazarene.
Huron Volunteer Fire Department is having an Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt, on Saturday, April 19th. Breakfast served from 7-9:30am. Adulsts: $5, children 10 and under $3, under 3, free. Biscuits & Gravy, hash browns, scrambled eggs, cereal, toast, milk, juice coffee. Egg hunt registration from 9:30 to 10am. Egg hunt at 10:30 and is free. Age groups are 1-4, 5-8, 9-12.
Spring Mill State Park is hosting its last Easter Egg Scramble on Sunday, April 20.Spring Clean Up.. The town of French Lick will have a Spring Clean-Up April 21st thru 25th. Will not be accepting: tires, batteries, grill tanks and hazardous waste. Disposed Paint must be dried.
The scramble starts promptly at 2 p.m. at Sycamore Field. Participants should arrive at least 10 minutes early. The scramble lasts only a few minutes, so participants should not be late. “It is a lot of fun to watch the kids scramble for the eggs, but it’s over really quick,” said assistant property manager Jon Winne. Four areas will be roped off for different age groups. The age groups are 4 and under, 5 to 7, 8 and 9, and 11-12 year olds. Before the scramble, visitors can stop by the Spring Mill Inn lobby from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. with their cameras to take a picture of their little ones with the Easter Bunny. . For information call (812) 849-3534 or email springmillstatepark@dnr.IN.gov
Denim Day: April 23d
Hoosier Hills PACT is asking you to join them on April 23 for Denim Day. Denim Day is a call to action for all people to come together by wearing denim as a visible sign of protest against sexual violence. Make a social statement with your fashion statement. Wear jeans with a purpose! For more information regarding Denim Day or Hoosier Hills PACT, you can contact your local office at: 812-723-2621.
Kayaking for Beginners at Patoka Lake on Saturday, April 26th
Have you ever wished you knew how to kayak or wanted to try it out before buying your own equipment? Join the Patoka Lake Interpretive Naturalist at the beach for a beginners kayaking lesson on Saturday, April 26th at 1p.m. Eastern Time. During this short lesson, participants will get to try their hands at a few different kayaks and paddles. Participants will learn what gear is needed and the best places to paddle on Patoka! All equipment including life jackets will be provided, just bring your friends and family!
The entrance fee of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($7 out of state) is required for the Newton Stewart State Recreation Area, Patoka Reservoir, located north of Wickliffe Indiana, Highway 164. For more information regarding this program other interpretive events please call the Visitor Center at 812.685.2447
SICIL to Host Craft SaleThe Tri-County Antique Farm Machinery Association will host its 14th annual Antique Tractor & Gas Engine show on Saturday, April 26th at Spring Mill State Park. 9am to 5plm and will include a tractor parade at 3plm for a drive near the Pioneer Village.
People with disabilities have many abilities. Some of the most gifted artists and craftspeople are people with disabilities. The Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. SICIL and the town of Orleans are cooperating to present an opportunity for craftspeople with disabilities to market their wares. SICIL will be hosting a craft sale on Saturday, April 26 on town property in Orleans. This will be during the town-wide yard sales. Any crafts person who has a disability may set up free of charge. Crafters must furnish their own tables and chairs. The space is available on a first-come first-served basis. Anyone wishing to participate should contact SICIL Orange County Outreach Coordinator Ralph Purkhiser at email@example.com or by calling the SICIL office at 277-9626.
Nicholson Valley Christian Church 50 year Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 27th. Sunday School at 9am, Worship at 10am. Special music by Judith Montgomery. A fellowship meal at 11:30a,/ Special program at 1plm remembering the history of the church. Souvenirs of the church will be passed out.
April is : Prevent Child Abuse Month. Come join us at the Child Abuse Vigil on Friday, April 25th, on the Orleans Square. Bring Lawn Chairs and blankets. Food and Fun at 5pm, Essay winners at 5:30, Special Speaker at 5:45, and entertainment at 6pm.
May 1st thru 15th, 2014
Attention all pet lovers!
The Dogwood Festival Pet Parade has been moved to Saturday, May 3 at 10:30 AM at the Town Square Fountain. Registration will begin at 10:00 AM. Cost is $1 per pet with proceeds benefiting the Orleans Chamber of Commerce. Pets of all varieties are welcomed including but not limited to dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, hedgehogs, turtles, snakes, frogs, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, birds, ponies, calves, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, and ducks! Dogs and cats are required to be current on their rabies vaccinations. Numerous prizes will be awarded and all participants will receive a goody bag, courtesy of Kirk Veterinary Service.
The American Red Cross will sponsor a Blood Drive, on Monday, May 5th.. You can donate blood from 1-5pm at the IU Health Hospital, lower parking lot. Schedule your appointment at DonorPoint.org.
English Reunion Festival Car Show will take place on Saturday, May 10th. Registration at 10am-1pm, Awards at 3pm. $15 registration day of show. Plenty of awards and fun for everyone. The event is held in downtown English,, follow signs. Call Dale at 613-0255 for more information.
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.
The public is invited to services at the Sulphur Creek Church near French Lick., Services are Sunday School at 9:30am, worship at 10:30am and currently no Sunday evening services. Sulphur Creek Church now has a new pastor. Pastor Jack Brock retired due to health reasons and we are honored to have Pastor Bill Ireland to lead our congregation. He is from Seymour,IN with a Doctor of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia. Sunday service is at 10:30 am. Join us !
Thank You.....Debbie Jackson 936-7944