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The Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living is looking for volunteers who would help install ramps and do other home modifications for Orange County residents who have disabilities.  According to Orange County Outreach Coordinator Ralph Purkhiser, SICIL has been purchasing materials for ramps and other projects using funds from a grant from the Smithville Foundation and other donated funds.  However, some of the projects are on hold because of the need for volunteers to provide labor for the projects.  Anyone interested in helping Orange Countians with disabilities should call SICIL at 812-277-9626 or contact Ralph Purkhiser at 812-936-9323.  We have pending projects in several areas of Orange County.

Firewood Cutting Permits Available to Help with Hazard Tree Clean-up at Patoka Lake.  Local residents are invited to assist Patoka Lake in cutting up hazard trees dropped by staff in high use areas throughout the property through the purchase of firewood permits . Firewood permit will be available depending on weather and staff time.    Property employees are removing trees that threaten to fall or lose limbs, primarily in high traffic areas such as the modern campground, fisherman’s campground, and beach area.  Most trees have suffered damage from the emerald ash borer. Others are simply finishing their natural life cycle and must be removed because of their locations adjacent to buildings or areas that people frequent. 
 Local residents may cut up and haul away as firewood for $10.00 per pick-up truck load.   A permit will be required and can be obtained at the property office between 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on weekdays beginning Thursday, November 3rd.  Days, hours and access to specific areas for cutting will be determined by weather conditions and availability of downed hazard trees. Call the park office at 812-685-2464 for updates.

December 1st thru 15th

Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is hosting a sleep therapy open house on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Respiratory therapists will be on hand to discuss what’s new in sleep therapy and to answer questions. Also offered during the open house will be free pressure checks of CPAP/BiPAP devices, free mask, hose and filter inspections, and assistance with insurance questions and end-of-the-year PAP supplies, if eligible.  The sleep therapy open house will be held at Memorial Sleep Center, which is located in suite 202 of the Medical Arts Building at 721 West 13th Street in Jasper.  For more information, please call Memorial Hospital’s Respiratory Home Care staff at 812-996-0620.

The Southwestern Indiana Gospel Music Association presents our SWIN & GMA Christmas Convention Concerts, Saturday evening, Decembeer 3d at 7pm.  At the springs Valley Wesleyan Church,  The church is located at 821 Indiana Ave in French Lick.  .

Tri-County Antique Farm Machinery Association is having a Farm Toy Show on Dec 3rd at the Lawrence County 4H Fair Grounds from 9am-4pm . Vendors from around here will be setting up tables of various farm toys to sell .  Even have a few vendors for the ladies . Adults $1.00 and children 6 and under get in free.  For more info call Sonja Mills at 797-6251

Orleans Town Marshal Richard Dixon has announced that the Orleans Police Department is once again promoting Project Blue Light this holiday season. Project Blue Light was began in 1989 by Dolly Craig of Philadelphia, PA who put blue light in her window to remember her son-in-law, Danny Gleason, a Philadelphia police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1986. Dolly Craig shared her idea with Concerns of Police Survivors who, in turn, shared the idea with others. Now thousands of blue lights shine nationwide during the holiday season to honor and remember law enforcement officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice and to show support and thanks for those officers that continue to work in American law enforcement. This year alarmingly number of police officers have been killed in the line of duty across the country.  Blue lights have been placed in the windows of the Orleans Police Department and will remain throughout the holiday season. From a single candle in a window or a blue porch light to an entire building outlined in blue the message is the same and clear. Orleans Town officials have officially  proclaimed the month of December as “Project Blue Light Month” and is encouraging everyone to participate in Project Blue Light this holiday season.

The Paoli Veteran's of Foreign Wars is having a silent auction on December 3rd, from 11 am to 3 pm, in the Bingo Hall, in hopes of raising funds for our local Veterans, their family members, and future community events. Donations from multiple businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Orange County have been given for this event, with donations being accepted until December 1st. Bidding will begin at 11 am and end at 230 pm. All Orange County residents are welcome.  For more information, or to donate for this event, contact the Paoli VFW @ 812-723-5184

The French Lick West Baden Museum presents “Home for the Holidays.”     Tour four historic homes in French Lick and a rare opportunity to tour the amazing Presidential Suite at the West Baden Springs Hotel. The tour is Sunday December 4th from 1-5 PM.  Buy your tickets that day at French Lick West Baden Museum.  Author James Vaughn will be there signing his book “The Dome in the Valley.”  Tickets are discounted for museum members so it’s a great time to join and see what’s new inside. Homes for the Holidays… a historic home tour benefitting the French Lick West Baden Museum, Sunday December 4th.     Contact the museum at 812-936-3592 for more information.

A community Christmas Dinner, on Sunday, December 4th at 5pm.. The event will take place at the French Lick Senior Center, at 8560 W. Main.   All are invited>  Hosted by the New Life Community Church of the Valley

Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can get support and learn more about breastfeeding at the La Leche League of Orange County meeting on  December 8 at 6:30 p.m.  Meetings are held at the Paoli Friends Church basement, 301 N. Gospel St. (Hwy. 37 N.) in Paoli.  This month’s topic is “Weaning."  This will be the group's final meeting.  For more information, call Anne at (812) 723-2305

There will be a workshop held on December 10th from 12:30 to 4:30 pm at the Paoli Senior Citizens center for Enlightened Relationships. It will help couples take their relationship to the next level. Learn how to create more happiness and the secret to true and lasting love. There will be talks, discussions, exercises, and take home materials to continue to help you. The cost is $10 per person and $20 per couple. Call (812)896-3356 for more information. This will be one workshop you will not want to miss. 

There is a sea of red coming to Orleans on Saturday, December 10th to kick off the Annual Christmas on the Square” event this year.  Put your Santa hats on and come walk or run through town along the sidewalks for the 2016 “Santa Hat Run”The family fun Run/Walk begin from historic Congress Square near the town’s picturesque bandstand at 4:00 p.m. that Saturday afternoon.   This event is being sponsored by the Orleans Chamber of Commerce as part of the planned events for this year’s special holiday happenings.

Here’s a chance for those in need to have a Merry Christmas.  New or gently used toys or children’s clothing can be taken to the French Lick American Legion after 12 noon on December 10th and 11th.  Monetary contributions for the Springs Valley Community Christmas Fund may be mailed to:  Debra Nicholson, 1492 SCR 650 West, French Lick, 47432 


Orleans Chamber Lighting Contest Back For Holidays
The Orleans Chamber of Commerce invites all Orleans residents and business owners to take part in its annual Christmas Lighting Contest. This year's contest is open to all residential and business properties in Orleans located within a five mile radius.  The theme for this year’s contest is “Christmas in My Hometown."  Deadline for enteries will be Dec. 9th and the contest will be judged Dec. 12th. Prizes will be awarded for best overall decorating.   Nominations for the Christmas Lighting Contest may be mailed to the Orleans Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 9 or dropped off at Orleans Town Hall. Those wishing to fax their enteries may do so to 812-865-3413 or by email Special entry forms will also appear in The Orleans Progress Examiner.  All enteries must include the owner's name, address, telephone number, and detailed driving directions. For more information contact the Orleans Chamber office at 812-865-9930.

December 16th thru 31st

January 1st thru 15th

Feel the wind of an eagle’s wings while experiencing the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor & outdoor programs at Patoka Lake Nature Center on Saturday, January 7th from 10:30am –3pm E.S.T. during the 29th annual Eagle Watch. Featured will be a resident bald eagle & other live raptors. Dana Reckelhoff, DNR Patoka Lake Interpretive Naturalist, will share the life and story of these amazing birds of prey. Join Brian Finch, Patoka Lake Wildlife Specialist and his team on driving tours to hot spots for eagle viewing.  We will share the history of the 1980s Eagle Reintroduction Program. Discover interesting information about eagles found in your part of the state.  Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Participants can also bring a sack lunch.  Kid’s activities and crafts will be available from 11-2:30p.m.    Pre-registration is required with a $5/ person program fee. Participants 5 years of age and younger attend at no charge. Dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras!  Have vehicles fueled for the driving tour. To pre-register or for more information, call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at 812.685.2447.

















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.