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Organizations, families and businesses can "adopt" parts of Spring Mill State Park through a new volunteer program.  The Centennial Adoption Program encourages groups to adopt a building in the park's Pioneer Village, adopt a trail or adopt a landscape.  The group must commit to one season of service and complete a minimum amount of volunteer hours to complete the adoption. Once the adoption is complete, the park will recognize the group on its Facebook page and on an announcement flier at a bulletin board near the adopted area.  To learn about adoptable areas, and for more information, contact volunteer coordinator Coletta Prewitt at (812) 849-3534 or

May 16th thru 31st

  Hike to Totem Rock on May 29th at Patoka Lake   Join the Patoka Lake Naturalist on Sunday, May 29th at 12:30p.m. for an extended hike to Totem Rock.  Hike along beautiful creeks, rock outcroppings, and lush hilly forest landscape.   Hear  stories of life along the Patoka River for Native Americans and the early European settlers.  Participants should bring refreshments & wear sturdy hiking shoes for this 3.5 mile trek back in time.  Discover the history behind Totem Rock and the people who once called this area home. Participants should meet at the Nature Center no later than 12:30p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to begin this journey.
The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 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 or other interpretive events, please call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447

LOUISVILLE, Ky— During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies.   Dennis Weidner knows how critical blood products are in trauma situations. In 1996, part of his left leg was amputated following a farming accident. “Through the surgeries, I received 13 units of blood,” he said. Weidner now gives blood as often as he can. Donors of all blood types are needed this May. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. .
A blood drive will be held  at the Orleans Christian, 319 South Maple Street         Orleans, IN 5/30/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m

2016 Orleans Bicentennial Alumni Banquet Honoring all classes ending in ‘6 Golden Anniversary of Orleans High School of 1966, Sat., June 4 at Orleans Elementary School multi-purpose room   Doors open 5 p.m., Dinner served 6:30 p.m.   Tickets are now on sale at both Mid-Southern and Fifth Third Banks in Orleans. Cost $20 each. Deadline for purchasing tickets May 31st. No tickets will be sold or available at the door.  For more info contact Orleans Alumni Association, Robert F Henderson, 812 865-2539 or Janet Fields, 812 865-2547

June 1st thru 15th


Orange County REMC’s 79th Annual Membership meeting is Friday June 3, 2016 at the Paoli Jr./Sr. High School. All Orange County REMC members are encouraged to join us for an evening filled with music by Moonshine at Sunrise, dinner, health fair and entertainment for all ages. Registration and dinner start at 5:00 p.m. activities begin at 5:30 p.m. The business meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Orange County REMC at 812-865-2229 locally or 888-337-5900 toll free, during normal business hours of 7-5 Monday - Friday. Like us on Facebook for more Annual Meeting details as well as up-to-date information on all the other happenings of your cooperative and energy saving ideas


Kids’ Fishing Derby at Patoka Lake  Grab your friends, family, fishing pole, tackle and bait, and head over to Patoka Lake on Saturday, June 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30a.m. for the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby.  Park at the Modern Campground Center Shelterhouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and then take a short stroll down to the Fishing Pond for a friendly competition.  This event is for children 12 years of age and under and they must be accompanied by an adult.  Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish, most fish caught, and more!  The award ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.  Bring your lawn chairs, sun screen and refreshments, and join in the fun!   The entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for Indiana residents ($9 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 or other interpretive events, call the Visitor Center at 812.685.2447..

The date for the 2016 Orleans Alumni Banquet is fast approaching.  This year’s banquet set for Saturday, June 4th at Orleans Elementary School. Honor classes will be all those ending in ‘6; however anyone may attend.   Tickets for the banquet are now on sale from both Fifth Third and Mid-Southern Savings for $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will sold or available at the door.  Deadline to purchase tickets is May 31st.   Those needing more information on the alumni banquet are asked to contact either Henderson at 812 865-2539, or Janet Fields, 812 865-2547, 

The Lost River Volunteer Fire Department located at 4755 Butler Bridge Road in Martin County, IN is having an open house on June 4th from 5 PM . to 8 PM.  The community is invited to come visit the facility and see all the equipment used to protect them and their homes. The firemen will be there to greet everyone and will be serving hot dogs & baked beans to all. come for an enjoyable evening and bring the kids !!!

The Talbott Cemetery Association of Lawrence County is having their annual meeting and decoration day on Sunday,  June 5,  The pitch in lunch will be at 12:30 and the memorial program will be at 2.  We invite everyone to come and join us.  Anyone wishing to help support the cemetery and not able to attend can send their donation to Charles J. Hildum, 619 SPORTSMAN CLUB RD, Mitchell, IN 47446 or Michelle Porter, 1296 Noe Road, Orleans, IN  47452.

  Jasper – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is offering a program for those who are ready to make a positive change and improve their overall health.  “Personal Wellness Coaching” is a series of conversations with a wellness coach to discover why and how to improve health over a twelve or six week period by setting realistic wellness goals that focus on nutrition, fitness, stress, and general health concerns.   During coaching sessions, participants review progress toward goals, learn new approaches to achieve those goals, and set new weekly goals.  The wellness coach helps the participant to become and stay motivated to achieve wellness goals.   All sessions are confidential and scheduled at a time convenient to the participant.  The cost of “Personal Wellness Coaching” is $18.75 per session for the six-week or twelve-week program.  For more information or to enroll, please call Memorial Hospital’s Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399  

Paoli Church of Christ VBS "The Voyage Vacation Bible School" Come and Help Us Find Ancient Treasures: The Riches of Jesus.VBS will be Monday June 6th through Friday June 10th. 6:30PM-8:30PM each evening at the church. Classes for all ages, and Singing, Crafts and Snacks every evening. Paoli Church of Christ located on Stucker Street, just off of SW 1st Street (SR 37 south), behind the former laundromat.

Safe Night Lawrence County, June 11  6 PM -10PM.  Safwe Night is a Free family event .  Lots of food and fun and door prizes .  The event will be held at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds south of Bedford.

Kayaking at Patoka Lake on Sunday, June 11th 
Bring your kayak and join the naturalist for a tour on the lake Sunday, June 11 at 9:30a.m. at Little Patoka Boat Ramp.  Meet the naturalist at the Patoka Lake Office to car caravan to the ramp.  The caravan will leave promptly at 8:30a.m.  Enjoy a morning on the waters of Patoka as we check out a beautiful rock quarry and waterfall while looking for beaver, bald eagles, and other wildlife along the way.  Bring PFD’s, preferred snacks, refreshments and sunscreen for this two- hour long journey.  Non-motorized boat launch permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5.  These annual non-motorized launch permits can also be purchased at the Patoka Lake Office between the hours of 8a.m. – 4p.m.   For more information regarding this program, kayak rentals, or other interpretive events, please call the Nature Center at 812.685.2447 


Be prepared to respond to an emergency by taking the Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED course. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is now offering this class in two evening sessions.  The next class will be held on Tuesdays, June 7 and 14 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper.   This American Heart Association course provides information on how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. The class consists of four core modules: general principles of first aid, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies.  Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited. Cost is $65 and the class requires pre-payment. For more information or to register, please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at and click on “Classes & Events” or call the Health and Wellness department at (800) 852-7279, ext. 2399

June 16th thru 30th

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Patoka Lake Sailing Club, will be offering Free Basic Sailing Lessons to the public on Saturday, June 18th.There will bethree consecutive sessions offered. Each session will include thirty minutes of dryland instruction and will conclude with an hour and a half of water based instruction. All participants MUST pre-register with the Patoka Lake Nature Center, before the date of the event. All lessons will be on a first call–first registered basis and slots will fill quickly, so don’t hesitate and miss out on this wonderful

Do you want the opportunity to explore the health care world for insight into your future career? Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is hosting the 2016 Health Careers Camp Wednesday, June 29 - Friday, July 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   If you a high school student that is going to be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the fall 2016 school year, come join Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for three days of action-packed fun including activities, critical information, and practical advice to explore health care careers.   Registration is limited. Deadline for the application is May 30.  Students must be able to participate in all three days of the camp. Camp fee is $25 and will be collected the first day of camp. Financial assistance is available.    For more information, please contact April Gogel at 812-996-0523











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.