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March 16th thru 31st

The annual Dogwood Festival Queen Contest and Junior Miss competition entry deadline is fast approaching on Friday, March 27. Jr. Miss Contestants must be in grades 7-8 and Queen Candidates must be in grades 9-12. Candidates must have a sponsor, as well as a $45 sponsor fee. For a complete listing of rules and entry information, information may be picked up at Orleans Town Hall or Orleans High School principal’s office. The festival website, www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com, will also have entry forms and rule sheets.  For more information, please contact the event’s chairperson(s), Ashley Cowan, at 812-653-0255 or Kimberly Fletcher, at (812) 620-4131  @ Community Lenten Schedule 2015

The Lenten Breakfast this Saturday, March 28th is at our church the Springs Valley United Methodist Church at 8:00 a.m. All the worship services are at 7:00 p.m.  
March 30th at the Springs Valley United Methodist Church, Rev. Jim Tritle preaching and the West Baden UMC choir singing
March 31st at the West Baden Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Rogers preaching and Ames Chapel choir singing.
April 1st at Our Lady of The Springs Catholic Church for The Stations of The Cross with All Ministers helping.
April 2nd at the Beechwood Christian Church with Rev. Linda Watson preaching and Joan Daniels and Sheila Tritle singing.
April 3rd meet at the Mt. Lebanon UMC to carry the cross at 5:00 p.m. down to the lot across from Miguel’s for the worship service at 7:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain the worship service will be held at the Mt. Lebanon Church.
April 4th at 8:00 a.m. is the Lenten Breakfast at Our Lady of The Springs Catholic Church at 8:00 a.m.

International TV and radio star, Gospel singer Lowell Mason will be at Anderson Valley Christian Church, 4 miles south of Birdseye on SR 1454 on Sunday March 29th at 9am. A love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome.

The 2015 edition of the Easter Bunny Express will depart the Indiana Railway Museum French Lick station on Sunday March 29th. It is a benefit for the Springs Valley children at Christmas time each year. The Easter Bunny is one of the major fund raising activities that help the Optimist reach the annual goal. Last Christmas Optimist Club spent over $7,000 on clothes for children in the Springs Valley area. The Easter Bunny Express will travel to just outside of Cuzco where the Easter Bunny will greet passengers. Tickets at the Indiana Railway Museum at 1-800-748-7246.

“The Love Connection” coming to Kay’s Chapel Church on March 29th at 5plm. Singing with Brother Loval Logsdon and local artist including Promise Land featuring Chris Hanger and Tony Ater. Food will be served.

The annual Orange County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner is set for March 30 at the Paoli High School Cafetorium at 6:15pm. Carryout meals will be available, with dinner at 7 p.m. The main program will start immediately after the dinner, which will be served by Sanders Catering, with desserts by the Orange County Republican Women’s Club.   Tickets for the event are available from any Republican precinct committeemen, vice committeemen, candidates and elected officials. The ticket cost is $12.   The keynote speaker will be the Auditor of Indiana Suzanne Crouch

April 1st thru 15th

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.
Lawrence - Bedford
4/1/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Stone City Products, 1206 7th St.
4/13/2015: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bedford North Lawrence High School, 258 BNL Drive
Martin:  Shoals
4/14/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Shoals Beta Club, JR.-SR. High School Gymnasium, Highway 50

A program to help individuals, farmers, landowners and family business understand various legal and tax issues as an update on estate and business transfer is scheduled at Purdue Extension Orange County on April 2d. Gerry Harrison, Purdue Professor, will present the information. Pre-registration is required by calling 723-7107

Jasper – Are you an expectant mother who needs a refresher course on childbirth preparation? Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a “Childbirth Refresher” class on Thursday, April 9 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Memorial Hospital’s Medical Arts Building Conference Center located at 721 W. 13th Street in Jasper. The one-session class is offered for those who have previously taken the “Preparation for Childbirth” classes.   Attendance in the seventh month of pregnancy is recommended. The “Childbirth Refresher” class reviews labor and delivery techniques to make labor more comfortable. This class is free for those delivering at Memorial Hospital, otherwise $15.   The “Childbirth Refresher” class is conducted by qualified obstetrical nursing personnel. To enroll, please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click on “Classes & Events” or call the Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399.  For additional information, please contact Memorial Hospital’s Lactation Services at 996-0383

The Orange County Cattlemen have planned their Spring Workshop. This year, the Orange County Cattlemen will be visiting the Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center, and the workshop will be taking place on April 9th, 2015 at 6:00pm. The main focus, of this year’s workshop, will be “Bull Selection” and will be taught by Brad Shelton. To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Terry Kinser at 812-972-8907 or Levi Berg at the Purdue Extension-Orange County office at 812-723-7107Plans have been finalized for the annual White River RC&D Wildflower Hike on April 11 which combines wildflowers with a chance to visit Bluesprings Caverns. Near Bedford. The wildflower hike will be led by Kay Yatskievych, author of `Field Guide to Indiana Wildflowers' and Carroll Ritter of Outdoor Connections.  Yatskievych and Ritter will again lead two hike sessions. A maximum of 25 people are accepted for each session and the hikes fill up fast. The morning hike will end with the barbeque lunch, and the afternoon hike will begin with the lunch. A modest $12 fee is charged which includes lunch. Bluespring Caverns will have group tour rates in the morning and afternoon for those who wish to combine a tour of the caverns with their wildflower hike.  Make reservations as early as possible by contacting Michael Wilhite at the Orange County SWCD, 573 SE Main St, Paoli, IN 47454 or call (812) 723-3311 ext. 3,

Lloyd Wood and special guest will appear at Hillcrest Christian Church at 11:30 Hillcrest Road in Bedford on Saturday, April 11th, at 7pm. The show is free (A free will offering will be taken. ) For more info call 583-8027

April 16th thru 30th

Spring Mill State Park Celebrates National Arbor Day
Mitchell, IN Spring Mill State Park is Celebrating National Arbor Day on Saturday, April 25th. As part of that celebration the park is seeking help in replanting trees in the campground. Join with area businesses and families by donating toward the purchase of replacement trees for the Spring Mill State Park Campground. Over 100 Ash trees have had to be removed from within the campground due to the infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer. The park has plans to purchase 100 to 150 trees through donations, with the price ranging from $30 to $40 for each tree. Please make checks payable to Spring Mill State Park; donations can be brought to the Park Office or mailed to PO Box 376 Mitchell, IN 47446. (Be sure to specify this is an Arbor Day Donation)   If you are unable to donate but still would like to participate in this activity please contact us at springmillstatepark@dnr.in.gov or call 812-849-3534. On April 25th at 10:00 am volunteers will be gathering at the campground to plant the replacement trees.
Spring Mill State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2968.htm) is at 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, 47446.

This is a reminder that the next meeting for the Orange County county-wide Bicentennial Meeting will be Wednesday, April 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Paoli Town Hall conference room.

VU Jasper Continuing Education in cooperation with Aquatech Scuba Center, Evansville, will offer certified SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) lessons,
4 Wednesdays, April 29, May 6, 13, and 20 from 5:30 -9:30 PM at Jasper High
School. Lessons will include classroom, pool instruction and open water training
dives. After completion and passing of the course the student will be a certified diver for life. Cost: $449 per person includes all scuba equipment to be used
Foe registration and complete course requirements call 812-481-5937.

May 1st thru 15th

Bring your four-legged friends out to Deer Run Park in Nashville Indiana on May 16 for the 13th annual Dawg Gone Walk & Fiesta! There will be a number of games, contests, and prizes, and the dog that raises the most money will be crowned King or Queen! The cost is $12/dog before May 10 or $15/dog after May 10. All dogs must be current on vaccinations, leashed at all times, and get along well with other dogs and people. For more information and to register, please visit bchumane.org.

Other Items of Interest:  

 

The Word of Life Fellowship at 864 Adams St. in French Lick.  Service time, Sundays at 10:30am.. Pastor Jerry Nail.  Call 723-9463 of 498-8659 

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!

Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday evening community dinner each Wednesday at 6pm at Paoli Christian Church.  Everyone is welcome, no cost and no reservations needed.  Call the church at 723-2664

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


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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.