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April 16th thru 30th

A Septic-smart workshop will be held the Orange County Community Center in Paoli, April 16th from 6-8pm. Questions concerning septic systems will be answered including how often to pump it, should additives be used, what type of soil will support a septic system.. The workshop is free and all are invited to attend.

Paoli Senior Citizens will host a Dance Saturday April 18th from 6:30pm until 9:30pm featuring Merle Cox and The Good Time Band Everyone Welcome @

The year 2015 is a very special year for little Orleans. Our hometown marks its 200th birthday with a number of special commemorative events and activities planned through year’s end.  The town’s “200 Days of Celebration” is now underway and includes the upcoming Dogwood Festival which will carry out the “Birthday” theme of Orleans 200: “Honoring the past-Anticipating the Future.” The Bicentennial Edition of the Dogwood runs April 29-May 2nd.  Members of the Bicentennial Planning Committee continue to meet monthly to finalize plans for the year-long celebration. The Bicentennial Class of Orleans High School will be spotlighted during the month of May and a special tribute to Orleans Schools and Education will be included as part of the annual Orleans Alumni Banquet set for June 6th.  Recipes are still being accepted for the “Orleans 200 Cookbook” and should be submitted either by emailing them to project chair Janie Baker at orleans200@netsurfusa.net or dropped off to the Orleans Town offices. Deadline for submissions is April 25th

5K10K Walk & Run Family Classic
Saturday, April 18
French Lick Resort Event Center
Registration Fee (includes event t-shirt):
Single Race $25 • Both Races $35 Registration and Packet Pickup • 8:30am - 10:30am
A portion of the proceeds from The Family Classic are donated to charity. In 2014, $3,140.00 was donated to the Paoli Hospital Foundation. The IU Health Paoli Hospital Foundation is the beneficiary of the event again this year. Working together, the Family Classic and its partners aim to improve health and wellness in our communities through awareness raising, outreach and event development.   Questions? Contact Cara Stevens at (812) 936-9300 ext. 7228

Paoli Senior Center is having a yard sale Sat , April 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tables can be rented for $10.00 only a couple left. Also Paoli senior Center will host a dance with music provided by Merle Cox Sat April 18th. Doors open at 5:00 with food available from the kitchen. Small charge at the door. Everyone welcome.

Sunday April 19 at 5:00 pm
REVIVAL ROAD QUARTET
will present a concert at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 100 E. Walnut St. , Washington, IN.. All are welcome to attend

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This is the final version of the Orleans Dogwood Festival schedule of events. Would like to include that this is the Bicentennial Edition of the Dogwood Festival celebrating our 200th Birthday with the theme Orleans 200: “Honoring the Past-Anticipating.” The Dogwood is part of our “200 Days of Celebration,” which continues through year’s end.
This year marks the 47th annual celebration of the blooming of the dogwood and is sponsored by the Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
Visit www.orleansdogwood.com
Like Us on Facebook Pre-Festival Events
Friday, April 24
All-Day-Town-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, April 25
All-Day Town-Wide Yard Sale
7-10 am Orleans Firemen's Flapjack Breakfast - Fire Department
10 am Dogwood Baby Contest-Orleans Elementary Cafeteria
6 pm Dogwood Queen Contest-Orleans Elementary
Sunday, April 26
1 pm Dogwood Horseshoe Tournament-Orleans Airport
2 pm Little Miss Dogwood-Orleans Elementary
5 pm Little Miss Petal &  Little Miss Dogwood-Orleans Elementary
*Sponsored by Coca-Cola
Monday, April 27
5 pm Carnival opens-Congress Square
*Brady Amusements sponsored by Orleans American Legion Post #69
*O.B.R. Band Parents Food Stand Opens Downtown
Tuesday, April 28
5-10 pm Carnival-Congress Square
6 pm-Phi Beta Psi Style Show & Salad Supper-Orleans Elementary
7 pm WUME 95 Talent Show-Main Stage
Weather Note: Some events subject to change or cancellation due to weather. The Main Stage entertainment may be moved to Orleans Elementary, SR 337 E in the event of bad weather.
*Both the Orleans Christian Church and Orleans United Methodist are designated emergency type shelter areas during festival week in the event of severe weather or other type of emergency.
First Aid-Orleans 1st Responders (South side square).
Dogwood Headquarters, festival, area visitor info etc. (Orleans Chamber, north side of square)
Wednesday, April 29  (Official Opening Day)
Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber Office
Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
4-7 pm Student Art Show-Orleans Library
4:30 pm OES/OHS Choir Performs-Main Stage
5 pm OHS Pep Band Concert-Main Stage
5-10 pm Carnival-Congress Square
6 pm *Gospel in the Park (Kirby Staley)-Main Stage
*Sponsored by Orleans Area Ministerial Association
Thursday, April 30
Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber Office
Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
10 am - 7 pm Student Art Show Orleans Library
11 am- 8 pm Silent Auction-OCC Unity Hall
11 am-8 pm Photo Contest Display-OCC Unity Hall
11 am- 8 pm Dogwood Art Walk-OCC Unity Hall lobby
5-10 pm Carnival-Congress Square
5 pm Registration/6 pm Start *Cub Scout Rain Gutter Regatta-Congress Square
6:30 pm Sign-In/ 7 p.m. Start -Euchre Tourney-Fire Department
8 pm 50 Caliber - Main Stage
Friday, May 1
Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber office
Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
10 am - 7 pm Student Art Show Orleans Library
11 am - 8 pm Silent Auction-OCC Unity Hall
11 am - 8 pm Photo Contest-OCC Unity Hall
11 am - 8 pm Dogwood Art Walk-OCC Unity Hall lobby
5 -7 pm UMC Ham & Bean Supper-Orleans Elementary
5-10 pm Carnival-Congress Square
7 pm Pet Monkey Band performs-Main Stage
Saturday, May 2
Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber office
Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
7-9 am Register Dogwood Pedal - Orleans Elementary
6:30-9 am Kiwanis Breakfast-Orleans Elementary
9 am-4 pm Silent Auction-OCC Unity Hall
9 am-4 pm Photo Contest Display-OCC Unity Hall
2 pm-5 pm Student Art Show - Orleans Library
10 am Dogwood Pet Parade-Bandstand area
11 am Kiwanis Bubblegum Contest-Bandstand
12 NOON-47th Annual Dogwood Parade
Theme: "Honoring the Past-Anticipating the Future "-Historic Maple Street (SR 37)
2 pm Sweet Water (band)-Main Stage
5 pm Carnival closes

Sunday, May 3 (Official Closing Out)
4 pm Community Vesper Service - Congress Square
In case of rain, Orleans United Methodist Church

 

Spring Fling: Seed & Plant Exchange at Patoka Lake Saturday, April 25th
Join us at the Patoka Lake Nature Center on Saturday, April 25th from 10a.m. -2p.m. for the annual Spring Fling: Seed & Plant Exchange. Bring your unwanted or excess garden and plant seeds, tree seedlings, flowering plants & bulbs to exchange for something new! Have too many irises taking up your flower beds or spreading into undesired locations around your home? Dig ‘em up and bring 'em in to exchange for a new variety. Have watermelon seeds but interested in growing pumpkins? Swap them out during this annual gardening event! Our volunteers will supply a hardy amount of beauties for you to plant in your gardens! 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

Mitchell Nazarene Ladies Ministry fundraiser Breakfast Date: April 25 8 am –10 am
Location: 3rd & Grissom Mitchell Nazarene Christian Life Center
Menu: Biscuit & gravy, pancakes, eggs, milk, juice, coffee
Cost: $5.00
For question call Sue 812-849-0704

The Tri-County Antique Farm Machinery Association will host its 15th annual Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Spring Mill State Park. Visitors are welcome from 9:00 a.m. thru 5:00 p.m. and will include a tractor parade at 3 p.m. for a drive near the Pioneer Village. Antique farm tractors, trucks and gas engines dating back as early as the 1930's will be on display near the Sycamore Shelter House, headquarters for the event, with registration beginning shortly after 8:00 a.m. Members from the Tri-County Antique Farm Machinery Association will also be on hand to talk about their hobby and the history of their machines. Those stories can be as colorful as the tractors and engines themselves.
There is no fee for the show, but the usual $5 gate fee per vehicle for in-state residents, and a $7 per vehicle gate fee for out-of-state motorists apply. Those interested in camping at Spring Mill State Park should call 1-866-6CAMPIN. For those interested more about lodging at Spring Mill Inn, call 1-877-LODGES1.  For more information about the Spring Mill Tractor Show, please contact Brian Ferguson at 812-276-1588.

@Painting Opportunity at Patoka on Sunday, April 26th
Take a short walk on a paved trail to a beautiful, high altitude view of Patoka Lake on Sunday, April 26th at 1:30p.m. With the direction of a Naturalist, paint a beautiful scenic picture of sky, water, and trees. This program is perfect for anyone from beginners to those experienced in the arts. An 8x10” canvas, paints, and brushes will be provided for a $20 fee. Just bring along your own comfy chair. Pre-registration is required before April 19th and the event is limited to the first 15 to register

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.

Spring Mill SP hosts traditional artisans, April 25  Visitors to Spring Mill State Park on April 25 can learn about traditions from willow furniture making to music to limestone carving from Hoosier artisans.  Traditional Arts Indiana will feature nine southern Indiana craftspeople and musicians at the park. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and kicks off the demonstration season at the park. The demonstration season showcases crafts associated with early life in Indiana.  The event will feature Matt Bruce, limestone carver; Sarah Noggle, spinner and weaver; Keith Ruble, bowl hewer and log cabin builder; Danny Cain, hoopnet maker; Jan Boettcher, Norwegian-American rosemaling; Joseph Frey, harness maker and leather worker; and John Bennett, blacksmith. Stephen and Nancy Dickey will perform music native to southern Indiana. This program was made possible through funds from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is one of several programs hosted by Traditional Arts Indiana, a statewide program based at Indiana University’s Mathers Museum in Bloomington.  Spring Mill State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2968.htm) is at 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, 47446.

A “Stand Up for Jesus Rally” wil take place April 26th at 2pm at the Orange County Courthouse Square in Paoli. This is a non-denominational, peaceful rally , we will worship, praise and show our allegiance to Jesus Christ and make a stand for our rights as Christiahns We would like to joins hands and circle the courthouse. Call 755-4067 for more information.

The Orange County Soil and Water District is currently accepting orders for their annual fish sale. Orders will be ready for pick up on April 29th at 9:00 am at the SWCD office. They have order forms and a price list available. All orders have to be turned back in April 28th by the close of business. Please call 812-723-3311 Ext. 3 for more information!

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.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood.  Donated blood is perishable and must be constantly replenished to keep up with the demand. Red blood cells, with a shelf life of only 42 days, are the most frequently transfused blood component, and are always needed by hospitals.  Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, and double red cells may be donated every 112 days, up to three times per yearPaoli

4/18/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Walmart Supercenter, 735 Gospel Road

4/29/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Paoli High School, 501 Elm Street

Loogootee

4/20/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Loogootee High School, 201 Brooks Ave.

Mitchell

4/17/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Mitchell High School, 1000 Bishop Blvd.

4/21/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mitchell Presbyterian Church, 6th Street & State Road 60 East

Bedford

4/25/2015: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Walmart, 3200 John Williams Blvd.

4/27/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hillcrest Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest RoadMitchell

4/17/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Mitchell High School, 1000 Bishop Blvd.

4/21/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mitchell Presbyterian Church, 6th Street & State Road 60 East

May 1st thru 15th

Orleans Lions Club Fund Raiser, Saturday, May 2d. On the Orleans square during the Dogwood Festival. 10am to 2pm. Serving Cod fish, tenderlion, hot dogs, ribbon potatoes and drinks. @

Traditional music at Spring Mill SP, May 2
Spring Mill State Park will host a folk instrument concert in the Pioneer Village on May 2. Musicians Donna and Wes Griffin will play from 1 to 3 p.m. The Griffins play traditional Americana and contemporary music on dulcimers, guitar and concertina.
The Griffins have been playing music for 25 years. They have performed in DNR state parks and campgrounds for 15 years. For more information, call (812) 849-3534 and ask for Coletta Prewitt or email springmillstatepark@dnr.IN.gov.
The standard gate fee of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle applies. Spring Mill State Park (
stateparks.IN.gov/2968.htm) is at 3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, 47446

Evangelist Rita Worden is coming Sunday, May 3d to Living Waters Assembly of God for a Healing and Worship service..at 10:30am. We are located in the French Lick Senior Citizens Center. Everyone is welcome.

 

On May 5th, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Orange County Fairgrounds, there will be a beginning beekeeping workshop presented by Joe and Nancy Kimmel in conjunction with Purdue Extension Educator, Levi Berg—Orange County. This workshop is designed for people who would like to get started in beekeeping, those who have had previous beekeeping experience and want to get back into beekeeping, or those who just want to know more before taking the plunge. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Topics to be covered include; necessary beekeeping equipment, where to get bees, how to start a hive, keeping bees in a residential setting, feeding, inspections, and producing honey. If interested in beekeeping, please plan on attending this workshop, and if you have questions, contact Levi Berg at the Purdue Extension-Orange County Office at 812-723-7107.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this May in honor of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8 – the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder, Henry Dunant.

Living Waters Asembly of God is having a free clothing giveaway away May 9th, Saturday, 8 to 11am. The giveaway will be held at French Lick Senior Citizens

Last year, about 3.1 million volunteer blood donors rolled up a sleeve to help the Red Cross meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood is available for patients this spring.

Mitchell

5/8/2015: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lehigh Cement Company, 180 N. Meridian Road
French Lick

5/8/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Springs Valley High School, 356 S. Larry Bird Blvd.

Bedford

5/14/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 2202 M St.

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Heartsaver CPR with AED

Jasper – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a Heartsaver CPR class from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 in the Community Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper.  This American Heart Association course is designed for lay personnel who serve as rescuers as part of their job responsibilities  Skills taught include CPR, AED use, and relief of choking in adults, children and infants.  Pre-registration is required. The fee for the course is $50 and the class does require prepayment. For more information or to register, please visit the hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click “Classes & Events,” or call the Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399.

DNR seeking lifeguards; testing online:  Lifeguarding tests are online for applicants seeking positions at Indiana State Parks facilities during the 2015 recreation season. The test is for first-year applicants only. First-year applicants must pass the test as part of the job application. Candidates who have already worked at a state park facility are exempt from this requirement.
The test is 50 questions, with approximately half of the test covering CPR and first aid, and half covering lifeguarding knowledge and training. The successful applicant must score at least 70 percent.
A link to the test and application information for both first-year and returning candidates are at stateparks.IN.gov/lifeguardtest. Applicants must be certified in lifeguarding and CPR for the professional rescuer before taking the test. If an applicant is enrolled in a certification class but has yet to finish, he or she may take the test but must complete certification before being eligible for employment.
The swim season generally runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hiring will begin immediately. Positions are available at Brown County, Clifty Falls, Versailles, Spring Mill, Harmonie, O’Bannon Woods, McCormick’s Creek, Ouabache, Mounds, Indiana Dunes, Shakamak, Turkey Run and Prophetstown state parks, and Lieber State Recreation Area.

Entries are still being accepted for the upcoming 47th annual Orleans Dogwood Festival Parade set for Saturday, May 2nd beginning at 12 Noon. Categories include floats, political, walking, equestrian, classic and/or antique vehicle, bands etc. The hometown parade will start from the Orleans High School, located on the north end of town. The school traditionally serves as the staging area for the event. Line up begins at 9 a.m. and continues up until 11 a.m. Judging of units begins at approximately 11 a.m. The Parade travels down Maple St (SR 37 S.) and through the historic downtown area. Entry forms may be obtained by visiting the dogwood festival website www.orleansdogwoodfestvial.com Entry forms also appear inside The Orleans Progress Examiner can also be obtained from The Orleans Public Library and Orleans Town offices

May 15th thru 31st

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.

June 1st thru 15th

Orange County REMC Annual Meeting and Health Fair, Friday, June 5th, from 4-7pm at the Orange County Fairgrounds.. Providing health related information, demos and screenings for up to 1000 people. Call 723-7474 to register for exhibit space.

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.