WFLQ Community Calendar

August 16th thru 30th

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.   The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many regular donors delay giving while they take vacation and participate in summer activities. The need for blood doesn’t take a summer break though. A blood drive will be held at: 
American Legion Post 250, 404 Sheeks Drive, Mitchell, IN 47446
8/25/2016: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
8/27/2016: 8 a.m. - noon8/31/2016: noon - 6 p.m.

Lake Shore Cleanup Event at Patoka Lake Saturday, August 27th  Fun in the sun at Patoka leaves a lot more behind than just summer memories. It results in trash and debris buildup along the lakeshore.  We need your help to restore the lake to its pristine condition for wildlife safety and people to enjoy. Help remove trash and debris from the shores of Patoka Lake on Saturday, August 27th from 8am – 1p.m.  Sign-in begins at 8a.m. at Hoosier Hills Marina with trash pickup to follow.  All participating volunteers will be rewarded with a FREE fish fry at Hoosier Hills Marina starting at Noon.  Special prize drawings will take place from 11:30 – 1p.m. Last year volunteers went home with tickets to Shotz laser tag and putt putt golf, Patoka Lake Marina lake cruises, t-shirts, Frisbees, rain collection barrels and prize packets!  Volunteers should wear sturdy walking shoes.  All supplies will be provided, just bring your family, friends, students and club members!  Patoka is YOUR lake, so come join us in keeping it clean!   For more information, please call Dana at the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 685-2447

Mitchell High School class of 86 , 30 year reunion, Saturday, August 27th at 2:00.. Oak Ridge Shelter at Spring Mill State Park, Bring a covered dish and a dessert, For more information contact Lisa Apple Beasley 653-1334 

A  car show and fish fry this Saturday the 27th from 9-4 at Jenkins farm market. Located at the corner of highway 37s, and 50 west. South of Bedford,  All proceeds are benefiting toys for tots. Just bring your cars, no entry fee. Any questions just contact Corey at 343-8107.

Bicentennial Edition
Orange County Historical Society’s Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social, Sunday, August 28th from 2 to 5 p.m.  @ Historic Lindley House in Paoli . (Corner of Hwy 150 & Paoli Peaks Road)  Ice Cream & homemade desserts, Guided House Tours  Live Entertainment, Heritage related activities , Craftsmen, Artists, Skills Demonstrations, The event is FREE; however donations accepted to help preserve and maintain the Lindley Historic Home Site Attendees should bring their lawn chairs


Beechwood Christian Church in French Lick Presents:  Best Friends, for children preschool thru 6th grades. A picnic lunch and activities, celebrating Jesus ad children’s best friend… The event will be held on Sunday, August 28th from noon to 3pm. This back to school event is open to the community.  Worship at 10:30am. 

Highfill Chapel General Baptist church located at 1939 North Highfill Chapel Road in Taswell will be having their homecoming on August 28th  . Services will begin at 10:am with morning message by Rev Mark Crabtree and special music by Judith Montgomery and family. Services will continue through 1:00 with a pitch in dinner to follow. Everyone is welcome

Plans for the Bicentennial edition of the Orange County Historical Society’s Annual Old Fashion Ice Cream Social were finalized during the group’s July 26 meeting at the Paoli Library meeting room.   This year’s event is set for Sunday, August 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the historic Lindley House, located on Willow Creek Road in Paoli. Planned events include guided historic home tours, ice cream & homemade desserts, live entertainment, heritage activities and more.  The event is free; however donations will be accepted that afternoon to help maintain and preserve the historic Lindley House site.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs as seating on site will be limited.

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.  Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers Lifeline, a medical alert assistance service for those who wish to live independently in their homes, while maintaining an immediate emergency link to Lifeline Systems Call 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 can be worn around the neck, on the wrist, or attached to a pocket or piece of clothing.  If assistance is needed, the portable button is pushed, which sends an electronic message through the telephone .     Lifeline has a one-time installation fee of $50 and costs starting at $39 per month after installation. For more information about these services or to subscribe, please call Memorial Hospital’s Lifeline Coordinator, at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at (800) 852-7279, ext. 2399.     

Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.  Are you prepared with CPR if a loved one suffers a cardiac emergency? The American Heart Association is making CPR training more accessible by offering online training!  To get started, go to the website, and select “Course Catalog” to find the appropriate course.  Once the online portion is complete, print the certificate and call Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Health and Wellness staff at (812) 996-2399 to schedule a skills evaluation and complete your certification.  The skill evaluations are scheduled for 30 to 60 minutes and are offered for BLS for Health Care Providers, Heartsaver® CPR with AED, and Heartsaver® First Aid CPR with AED.  Cost for the skills evaluations portion is $30 and will be located in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue is Jasper.  For more information, call Memorial Hospital’s Health and Wellness department at (812) 996-2399 or toll free at (800) 852-7273, ext. 2399

September 1st thru 30th

Patoka Lake Dam & Tower Tour offered on Saturday, September 3
Enjoy a special presentation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Saturday, September 3 at  10a.m.  Meet at the Dam off Highway 545 on Cuzco Road.  Discover the detailed operations of reservoir management for flood control as the guide takes you inside the actual Dam Tower structure! How is the lake level and spring flooding controlled?  Who built the Patoka Reservoir& Dam in the 1970s?  Bring family and friends, and join in this fun informative program.  This will be the final dam tour of the season. 

Jasper – Did you know that twenty-four million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic Obs tructive  Pulmonary Disease (COPD.) This disease may restrict air flow, cause trouble breathing and includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.  If you or if someone you care for is living with COPD, join us for an educational meeting on Tuesday, September 6 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Health Ministry Conference Room located at 709 W. 9th Street in Jasper. For more information about “Living with COPD”, please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at and click on “Classes & Events,” or call Scotty Munning, BSN, RN, OCN, Care Transitions Navigator, at 812-996-5232.  Pre-registration is not necessary and there is no cost

Did you know that twenty-four million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive  Pulmonary Disease (COPD.) This disease may restrict air flow, cause trouble breathing and includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.  If you or if someone you care for is living with COPD, join us for an educational meeting on Tuesday, September 6 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Health Ministry Conference Room located at 709 W. 9th Street in Jasper.  For more information about “Living with COPD”, please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at and click on “Classes & Events,” or call Scotty Munning, at 812-996-5232.  Pre-registration is not necessary and there is no cost.  


This fall Crossroads Church will be hosting an outdoor walk thru drama “The Blood Trail” - the life of Jesus Christ.  “The Blood Trail” is an outdoor musical dramatization portraying significant events in the life of Jesus such as his ministry, death, burial, resurrection and ascension. This moving presentation features over 100 talented actors in 11 different scenes. Guests will be guided throughout the walk by a designated tour guide, the guide will be able to explain and point out special features of the trail.    Each tour group will encounter a replica of the city of Jerusalem including a marketplace with tradesman, vendors, and animals.  Once you leave the city you will view a variety of scenes utilizing special music and lighting to depict monumental events including; Jesus in the Temple, Judas Iscariot and the Priest, Last Supper, Arrest of Jesus in the Garden, Pilates Hall, Whipping Post, Calvary, Resurrection, Ascension. You will even encounter Roman Soldiers.   The Blood Trail is an event you will want your family friends and church to experience as we bring the bible to life. Tour groups will leave every 10 minutes, first group will leave at 7 pm , the last one will leave at 8:45 pm to get registered in your time spot, make arrangements early. We are only doing this  weekend and it will be gone……For tour reservations contact Crossroads Church at 812.279.0131 extension 21. The dates for the drama are Sept. 9 - 11.   7:00 – 8:45pm tours every 10 minutes.   Crossroads Church is located on the corner of State Road 37 and Trogden Lane between Bedford and Bloomington.

Orange County Center for Women's Ministries will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser at the 4-H fair grounds in Paoli on Saturday Oct 15. They will have food, a silent auction and vendor booths. They are seeking Orange County vendors for 8am -2:00. $35 per space. Contact Pam Howe for contract & details at 812-797-3796 or Deadline to reserve a booth is Sept 15















General Community Calendar Items

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.