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Dogwood Festival Info - Full Schedule at http://orleansdogwoodfestival.com/?page_id=23

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The Dogwood festival carnival rides run from Monday, April 22 through Saturday, April 27.  Armband bracelet tickets will be sold from Saturday, April 13 through Monday, April 22 until 2:00 p.m. - OR UNTIL ARMBANDS SELL OUT! The armbands are $20.00 each for three nights, Tuesday April 23rd, Wednesday April 24th, and Thursday April 25 th. Armband bracelet tickets can be purchased in Orleans at, Orleans High School, Orleans Elementary School, Orleans Marathon, J & S Sportswear, Mid-Southern Savings Bank, Huck's, Dollar General Store or from the Town of Orleans. 

* The Orleans American Legion will once again provide the midway, Brady’s Amusement, which will set up and operate the entire week as in the past.  Advance Sales of the 3 night Bracelet Tickets begin on April 13th  and will continue through Noon April 20 while supplies last.  Cost will be $20.  No bracelet tickets will be sold or available after the cutoff date.

* Organizers for the upcoming 2019 51st Annual Orleans Dogwood Queen Contest have announced that entries for this year’s pageant are now being accepted. Entry forms for Tiny Miss, Little Miss and Dogwood Queen are now available from both the Orleans Elementary and Orleans High School offices. Entries may also be submitted on line via the official Orleans Dogwood Website.  Hurry deadline for entering is fast approaching, entry deadline is March 29th. The Dogwood Queen committee is working hard to finalize plans for the Opening ceremonies which is set this year to take place on Saturday, April 20th at the Orleans Elementary School gym.   Ladies 5 years of age to 18 years old that attend and reside in Orleans will be competing for the title of 2019 Dogwood Queen.  The 51st Dogwood Festival Pageant will begin at 5:00 pm. For more details on Dogwood Pageants please contact Event Chair Ashley Knight (812.653.0255).  To keep up with all the latest Dogwood 51 happenings visit www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com

* Calling all photographers!. The last day for entries will be Friday, April 19th. Photos may be dropped off at The Orleans Public Library. They can be picked up at the Orleans Public Library either on parade day from 10-1pm only OR the following week. Any remaining photos will be taken off display to be claimed. Photos MUST be picked up within the following week!. Photos will be on display starting Monday, April 22nd at the Orleans Public Library during business hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs: 10am - 6pm, Friday: 10am - 5pm. There will be a special reception at the Orleans Public Library for the Student Art Show on Wednesday, April 25th from 4pm - 7pm. The Photo Contest display will be available for viewing that evening as well and photographers are welcome to attend if they do so wish. There are 3 skill levels for you to choose from for your entries: Amateur/beginner, and Advanced. Photographers are welcomed and encouraged to print out a small bio/photo for a “About the Photographer” display that can sit next to their entries, but this is not mandatory. The subjects of your photos can be of your choice – But please be sure to include at least ONE Orleans related photo with your entries. This contest is for Orleans/surrounding townships residents only. There will be a $1 entry fee for EACH photo that you submit. Entries should be limited to no more than 5 photographs per person. All photos must be no smaller than a 5x7 and must be framed or matted. Entries should include the name and telephone number of the photographer, as well as the level of choice for judging. All questions should be submitted to contest chair Katlin Phillips. Call 653-8877 or by e-mail at kcpercifield@hotmail.com

* Organizers for the upcoming 2019 51st Annual Orleans Dogwood Queen Contest have announced that entries for this year’s pageant are now being accepted. Entry forms for Tiny Miss, Little Miss and Dogwood Queen are now available from both the Orleans Elementary and Orleans High School offices. Entries may also be submitted on line via the official Orleans Dogwood Website www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com.  Hurry deadline for entering is fast approaching. The 51st Dogwood Festival Pageant will begin at 5:00 pm. For more details on Dogwood Pageants please Call Event Chair Ashley Knight call 653-0255 visit

* Back by popular demand, returning for a second year, the Orleans Dogwood Festival and Orange County Players are glad to present you a Murder Mystery / Dinner Theater event. On April 27th and 28th, with a possible third performance on May 3rd, we will be performing ”And Then There Was One: A Spoof” by Michael Druce, produced by special arrangements with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Denver, Colorado. We have a wonderful and funny cast of characters with murder, mystery, and tons of laughter. Under the direction of Richard Vandagrifft, the cast is comprised of actors from all around Orange and Lawrence counties. Bringing you all the fun will be Jodi McGowen, Rob Bridgewater, Michael Magruder, Kat Healey, Ray Robison, Joyce Pearson, Jay Clark, Ronnie, Amanda, and LindsayRoach, Samantha Vandagrifft, Alexx Elliott, and Isabell Shipman. Tickets can be purchased from any cast member; at the Orleans Town Hall, Fifth Third Bank; or by calling or texting 812-223-0803.Ticket price is $12 for Dinner and the Show. We hope to see you there and see if you can figure out Who Done It!

* Back for the 3rd consecutive year on April 20, 2019 is our very popular Dogwood Century Bicycle Tour which begins and ends at the Orleans Jr./Sr. High School. Also offered are distances of 25, 55, and 75 mile routes for those wanting a shorter ride. Online early registration is recommended but  day of registration and check in is from 7-9 a.m. at the Orleans High School. Register at www.dogwoodpedal.com or for more info email dogwoodpedal@gmail.com

* The Dogwood Baby Contest is back this year and set for April 20th with Hannah Carter serving as Chairperson.  The longtime festival event will be held at the OHS Practice gym that Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m.   Also returning is the Orleans Chamber’s Silent Auction scheduled for April 25-27 at Unity Hall.

* The Chamber’s Annual Town Wide Yard Sale is set for April 19-21.  The Chamber will pay for advertising for anyone wishing to have a yard or garage sale on that weekend. Everyone is welcome to participate and there is no fee to participate in the event. Please contact Neva at The Progress Examiner to be included in the advertising.  Deadline to submit sale information is April 12th.

* Randy Clark is returning as Parade Chairman. Dr. Leah Morgan has been chosen as this year’s Grand Marshall and will lead the Parade through the streets of the Dogwood Capital on Saturday, April 27 beginning at 2 p.m.  The Chamber is now accepting entries for the event and everyone is being encouraged to participate in this year’s Dogwood Parade. Entry forms may be inside The Orleans Progress Examiner and also on line from the dogwood website.

* Headlining the upcoming 2019 Orleans Dogwood Gospel Night in the Park will be The Christian Cavaliers.  The free concert  will be held on Wednesday, April 24 6 p.m. on the Main Stage. 

* The Orleans Methodist Church will be participating in the upcoming Town-Wide Yard Sale this weekend in conjunction with the Dogwood Festival by providing FREE hot dogs while they last.  Church members will be handing out hot dogs, chips and water to the bargain hunters as they drive up to the curb in front of the Church on South 2 nd Street.  Walk Ups will also be served.  Come join the fun beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19 th.

April 01-15, 2019

* Entries are now being accepted for the upcoming 51st Annual Orleans Dogwood Parade, set for Saturday, April 27th beginning at 2 p.m. Categories include floats, political, walking, equestrian, classic and/or antique vehicles, bands etc. This year’s theme is “Blooming our Community with a Renewal of History,” celebrating recent revitalization of the historic downtown area. The parade will start from the Orleans Jr-Sr. High School, located on the north edge of town. The school traditionally serves as the staging area for the event.  Line-up begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. Judging of units begin at approximately 1 p.m. The parade travels down Maple St. (S.R. 37 S.) and through the historic downtown area. Entry forms may now be obtained by visiting the Dogwood Festival website www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com  Entry forms may also be found inside The Orleans Progress Examiner and can also be obtained from the Orleans Town offices. For more information on the Parade contact Chair man Randy Clark, 812- 865-0340.

* The Art of the Monon Railroad at the French Lick West Baden Museum. The French Lick West Baden Museum presents “The Art of the Monon – The Paintings of Howard Fogg.” The Monon had a major impact on every town in Orange County and the state of Indiana. Eleven signed and titled Monon prints by famed railroad artist Howard Fogg will be display, along with excerpts from the Monon’s 1947 centennial documentary. The exhibit will be on display at the French Lick West Baden Museum from March 1 through September 1. For more info contact: Patty Drabing at the French Lick West Baden Museum flwbmuseum@gmail.com or call 936-3592 www.flwbmuseum.com

* The Friends of the Melton Public Library are having their annual spring plant sale. Stop in at the library before April 26th  to fill out your plant order and prepay for your plants. Plants will be delivered Saturday, May 4th at the library and you may pick them up between 10AMand 1PM.

* Commander James Cook of Paoli VFW Post 8302 is asking local businesses and the surrounding Communities for donations for Memorial Day flags  by April 30th . You can drop off or send donations to the Paoli VFW Post 8302, 1105 West County Road Paoli In 47454 or Call 812-723-5184.

* English Wesleyan Church food pantry will be open Friday, April 12th, from 4p.m to 6p.m. or until there is no more food. The food pantry is on a first-come,  first-served  basis. 

* Sulphur Creek Bible Church to present the Easter Play "The Power Of The Cross" with 3 performances April 12th, 13th and 14th. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A play about the life and miracles of Jesus told through the eyes of his closest folowers.. The play to presented at Sulphur Creek Bible Church located on 5353 W CR 200S. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lovingonGodsterms/ or call 936-9302 for more information.

* The Christian Cavaliers will be in Concert this coming Sunday morning April 14 th at the Orleans Wesleyan Church. The morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Every welcome to attend.

* Peoples Tabernacle Church Pre Easter, Palm Sunday, Praise Fest on Sunday April 14th. It will take place at Peoples Tabernacle Church on 530 S Jackson Street in French Lick. It gets underway at 4PM and runs until 6PM. Performances by Tony Rothrock, Shar’in Grace Bluegrass Gospel, Stutzman Family and others.

* The Valley Corvette Club will be meeting Monday April 15, 6:30pm.  All Corvette owners enthusiast are invited.  For more information call Chuck Geiger at 812-936-6204, or Doug Finney at 812-267-4453.

* The Art of the Monon Railroad at the French Lick West Baden Museum. The French Lick West Baden Museum presents “The Art of the Monon – The Paintings of Howard Fogg.” The Monon had a major impact on every town in Orange County and the state of Indiana. Eleven signed and titled Monon prints by famed railroad artist Howard Fogg will be display, along with excerpts from the Monon’s 1947 centennial documentary. The exhibit will be on display at the French Lick West Baden Museum from March 1 through September 1. For more info contact: Patty Drabing at the French Lick West Baden Museum flwbmuseum@gmail.com or call 936-3592 www.flwbmuseum.com

April 16-30, 2019

* On Tuesday April 16 th, Beechwood Christian Church will begin hosting the Tues night dinner after a winter Hiatus . The Dinners will be every 3rd Tuesday until Christmas. On the menu for this month is Pork loin, cheesy potatoes, green beans & deserts along with drinks. Everyone is welcome & as usual there is NO charge. God bless & hope we see you there!. More information call 788-1185

* It is known that the more you know about your pregnancy and childbirth, the better you will be able to cope with and adjust to changes during this time. Expectant parents are invited to attend Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s “Preparation for Childbirth” classes held on Thursday, April 18 th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Preparation for Childbirth” is class to help prepare expectant mothers and support persons for childbirth, including a tour of the Women and Infant Services Unit.  It is recommended that both mother and the support person who will assist the mother during delivery of the baby attend the class. This class is being held at 721 West 13 th Street, Jasper, in Memorial Hospital’s Medical Arts Building Conference Center. It is free to those who are delivering at Memorial Hospital or $65. The “Preparation for Childbirth” classes are conducted by qualified obstetrical nursing personnel. To enroll, please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click on “Classes & Events.”   If you are unable to access online, please 812-996-0383.

* Medic First Aid® Refresher with AED (Automated External Defibrillators) is a basic training course in emergency care, designed for use in the business/industrial setting.  This refresher course reviews the primary and secondary essential skills of patient care that students learned in the initial training. These skills allow the graduates to function with one consistent set of priorities in a medical emergency. The Medic First Aid® Refresher with AED class will be offered on Thursday, April 18th, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. The cost for the class is $50 and class size is limited.  Pre-registration is required by visiting Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and clicking on “Classes & Events,” or by calling the Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399, option 1, or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399. Please bring your current certification card to this course. A Medic First Aid Bloodborne Pathogens class can be added to this course to provide participants with the knowledge to reduce or eliminate the occupational risk of bloodborne pathogens. Cost for this additional class is $20 per person. To register for this addition, please call 812-996-2399, option 1.

* Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is sponsoring a “Friday Community Health Screening” on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. in the Health and Wellness Classroom at Memorial Southside Office, 1100 West 12th Avenue in Jasper. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and will have cholesterol (including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) and blood glucose checked via finger stick.  A 12-hour fast is required; however, you may drink water and take prescribed medications. The cost is $25 and may be paid at the screening.  The screening lasts approximately 15 minutes, and pre-registration is required. To register for the screening, or for more information, please visit Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click on “Health Screenings.”(Found on the right hand side of the webpage.)   Enter the company name as “Friday” and enter “2019” as the password.  You may also register by calling the Health and Wellness department at 812-996-2399 or toll-free at 800-852-7279, ext. 2399. 

* The Paoli VFW is having a Easter Egg hunt Saturday April 20th at 2PM and a Bake Sale at 6PM that evening. More information call 812-723-5184

* The “Revived Worship Event” will be held at The Orange County Community Building in Paoli on Saturday, April 20th at 6pm. Hear the Easter Story through Song and word at this Free Event. Concessions will be provided and a Free will offering will be collected, with 100% of all proceeds going to Safe Haven addiction facility. Speakers include Rodney Shelton, Lyndel Manship, and Paul Walerczak. Music provided by Kirby Stailey and The Dash.

* Join us at Bedford First Assembly of God Church, 2601 27th St. Bedford, Sunday, April 21st at 10:30am for a celebration of the resurrection of Christ! We will have uplifting music, drama,  a special message and exciting Children’s Ministry with an Easter Egg Hunt! Everyone is welcome!. For more information call 279-4280

* Hoosier Hillsides Master Gardeners presents a Garden Seed & Plant Giveaway. Springtime is here and the Hoosier Hillside Master Gardeners invite all to learn more about gardening. Receive your choice of free garden seeds, flower seeds, a variety of potted plants and horticulture information. The event open to the public and is FREE. The evnt to take place Thursday April 25th 530PM-630PM at the Orange County Community Center on Sandyhook Road next to the 4-H fairgrounds in Paoli. More information call the Orange County Extension Office at 723-7107

* Women’s Wilderness Weekend at Patoka Lake is set for April 26-28. Join in a women’s only event to learn outdoor skills in a relaxed environment on Friday, April 26 through Sunday April 28. This event will start at the Patoka Lake Nature Center and include overnight camping for the duration of the weekend. Women ages 16 and older can participate in activities including in depth archery lessons, kayaking, Dutch oven cooking, survival, wild edibles and medicine, wilderness 1st aid, basic fishing, firearms safety, trap shooting, rifle, boat operations, self-defense, wildlife tracking, beginner birding and more. Meals will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Camping will take place in the modern electric campgrounds. Pre-registration is required by April 10th. There is a registration fee of $65/participant. For more information or to register, call the Patoka Lake Nature Center at (812)685-2447. This event is being sponsored by the Dubois County Shooting Sports Instructor Council. Media contact: Dana Reckelhoff, Patoka Lake Nature Center, (812)685-2447.

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Positive Link a non-profit organization through IU Health Paoli offers every Monday a FREE HIV/Hep C walk-in testing for ANYONE in the community. No insurance requirements and no costs. Totally free and confidential, but you can remain anonymous if you prefer. The office located in the Professional Building, the old visiting specialist clinic next to IU Health Paoli. The clinic every Monday from 1-4p.m. There is also a free walk-in testing clinic at Valley Health every other Monday from 9-11 a.m.. Totally free and confidential as well at Valley Health Clinic. More information call 723-7573


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