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.
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
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, www.onlineAHA.org 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 www.mhhcc.org 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 www.mhhcc.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to reserve a booth is Sept 15