August 16th thru August 31st
Medic First Aid® Refresher with AED Jasper – Medic First Aid® Refresher with AED is a basic training course in emergency care, designed for use in the business/industrial setting. This refresher course reviews the primary and secondary essential skills of patient care the students learned in the initial training. These skills allow the graduates o function with one consistent set of priorities in a medical emergency. The Medic First Aid® Refresher with AED class will be offered on Thursday August 17th, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. Cost for the class is $50; class size is limited and pre-registration is required by visiting Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click on “Classes & Events,” or call the Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399, option 1,or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399. Please bring current certification card to this course. A Medic First Aid Bloodborne Pathogens class can be added to this course to provide participants with the knowledge to reduce or eliminate the occupational risk of bloodborne pathogens. Cost for this additional class is $20 per person. To register for this addition, please call 812-996-2399, option 1
Hoosier Hills Food Bank of Bloomington (HHFB) will be delivering food commodities this week in Orange County. On Thursday, August 17, commodities will be delivered to Paoli and French Lick Sites with delivery at Paoli Christian Church from 10 a.m.- noon and in French Lick at Springs Stadium Theater Parking Lot off of 145 from 10:30 to noon. For questions, contact CASEY STEURY with HHFB toll free at .
Dear Friends of Orange County Habitat,
We can never say thank you enough for your joyful support, your enthusiastic volunteerism, your generous giving, and your prayers! Thank you! Thank you! We are excited to announce the launch of the next Student Build Habitat house to begin construction in August on Thornton Street in Paoli! The foundation is being readied and will serve as a learning laboratory throughout the coming school year for the high school students of the Lost River Career Cooperative. We acknowledge the assistance of the Smithville Foundation in helping make this build possible. As we announced at our Annual Dinner, our hope was to have the necessary funding to proceed with our 12th Apostles Build house this fall, as well. But through careful planning on the part of the Habitat Board, it was decided to postpone the Apostle's Build until the fall of 2018.
We will miss working with each Apostle Partner this fall and pray that it will not dampen your faithful support! Please keep you work teams at the ready as we use the year ahead to prepare a partner family and grow our funding sources. Any contributions you can make this year will have a significant impact on our ministry and can be designated for either the Student Build or the 2018 Apostle's Build.
We ask that you continue to pray for our ministry to help us serve more low-income Orange County residents. In addition, we are always looking for qualified Orange County applicants who are able to make low monthly mortgage payments and care for a Habitat home. Applications are available at our office in the Orange County Community Center in Paoli, at the Melton Public Library in French Lick, and the Orleans Public Library in Orleans. If you know of someone who might make a great new Habitat homeowner, feel free to suggest that they complete an application! We look forward to introducing to you our newest partner family in the coming months!
The Orange County Habitat Board, Office: 812-723-3596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayak the Eclipse August 21 at Patoka Lake On Monday, August 21st bring your kayak and join the Naturalist for a water view of the total solar eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun. Our area will experience nearly 98% darkness for approximately 2.5 minutes with partial eclipse beginning around 12:56p.m. This unique opportunity will not happen again in our lifetime! The tour will start at 12:30p.m. and end around 3p.m. Bring life jackets and preferred snacks or refreshments. Be sure to bring binoculars to observe the reactions of area wildlife to this occurrence. Special solar glasses will be provided to the first 20 participants. Meet at South Lick Fork Boat Ramp off Highway 164 no later than 12:15p.m. to register. Night boating laws will be followed so be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight that can be attached to the front of your boat. Non-motorized launch permits are required and will be sold at the ramp for $5. For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, please call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447. Patoka Lake (stateparks.IN.gov/2953.htm) is at 3084 N. Dillard Road, Birdseye, IN 47513.
Patoka Lake Shore Cleanup on Saturday, August 26th
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 26th 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 lunch 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, life jackets, 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 812.685.2447
Patoka Lake Shore Cleanup on Saturday, August 26th 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 26th 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 lunch 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, life jackets, 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 812.685.2447.
Orange County Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday, August 26th, . Antique Pull at 1pm,, regular pull at 7pm.. Gates open at 11am. Admission $10 Adults, Kids 12 and under $5, Kids 2 and under , free. Engry Fee is $20 a Hook. Drivers Meeting 30 minutes before each pull start time. Antique Classes and Farm Stock.. More infor call Micah Dunahee at 653-7646 or Josh Tincher at 583-0954
The Orleans Summer Concert in the Park series closes out its 2017 Season this coming Saturday, August 19th with a special musical performance by “Ladies For Liberty.” The FREE Concert starts at 7 p.m. and will be on Bicentennial Stage located on the southwest corner of historic Congress Square. The Ladies for Liberty group is based in the Louisville area and performs in the vein of the Andrew Sisters, a popular World War II singing group. Those attending will hear many of the songs made popular during the war years. The ladies are dressed in replicas of WW II-era costumes. The group interacts with the audience and is very entertaining. The have appeared at countless venues through the years. Attendees are encourage to bring their lawn chairs as seating in the park is limited. The concert is scheduled to take place outside, but in case of inclement weather, a decision may be made to move the concert to the Orleans Christian Church unity hall, which is one block south of the square.
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days. As a special thank you, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard™.* Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767
Students in southwest Indiana are back in school and Indiana State Police would like to remind everyone the importance of watching for students and for stopping for school buses while they are loading and/or unloading children. Indiana State Police receive complaints almost daily from school bus drivers, parents and concerned citizens about motorists not stopping for school buses when required. Distracted driving is no doubt a contributing factor, so troopers want to remind all motorists the importance of avoiding distractions while driving, especially near schools. School bus drivers will activate the buses flashing amber/yellow lights when preparing to stop to load and/or unload children. When motorists observe the flashing amber/yellow lights they should slow down and prepare to stop. Once the school bus stops and the RED flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, motorists are required to stop and not pass the school bus. Many motorists are confused when they are required to stop
Below is our updated concert schedule. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. We'll send you details as the dates get closer. We are still booking gigs. :-)
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.