Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

February 18, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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Wednesday, Feb. 19

Contemplative Prayer will be presented Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District dinner and meeting is Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Franklin County High School cafeteria. A buffet meal costs $8 (children 8 and under free). The keynote presenter will be Kathy Hersey, co-founder of the Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Hope. The educational program will include several live birds and animals. To RSVP: 765-647-2651, Ext. 3.

The Moving MES Forward Foundation will host a Harlem Wizards and Milan All-Stars basketball game Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Milan High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Milan schools and The Reservation, Milan. Cost: students, $8; general admission, $10, in advance; and $10 and $12 at the door. Info: Brenda Schwering, 812-654-2922.

Feb. 19-24

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Spring 1 Program registration continues Feb. 19 for members and Feb. 20 for potential members. Classes begin Feb. 24. Info: or 934-6006.

Thursday, Feb. 20

National speaker Marc Wilson will present “Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer” Feb. 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Batesville public library. The seminar, sponsored by the city of Batesville, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, costs $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. To RSVP:

The Whitewater Canal Byway Association dinner is Feb. 20, 6 p.m., Whitewater Valley Gateway Park depot, U.S. 52, Metamora. Reservations are required for the $14.95 meal: Candy Yurcak, 765-647-2541 or

Friday, Feb. 21

Two public meetings about the Whitewater River Watershed nonpoint source pollution grant are Feb. 21: 1 p.m., Harrison Public Library, 10398 New Haven Road; or 6 p.m., Franklin County Government Center, Room 203, 1010 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Info: Heather Wirth, 812-926-2406, Ext. 3.

The Batesville High School Band spaghetti dinner is Feb. 21, 4:30-7 p.m., BHS cafeteria. Cost: adults, $8; children 12 and under, $5. Music by BHS Sportcoat Jazz and Batesville Steel bands.

Females 12 and up may attend the Sassy Scrappers winter crop, a get-together for fellowship and paper crafting, Feb. 21, 5 p.m.-midnight, Church on the Rock fellowship hall, 407 N. Township Line Road, Batesville. No charge. Snacks permitted. Dress warm and comfortably. Inclement weather will cancel. To reserve a table: Valarie Vohland, 934-3154.

Fri.-Sat., Feb. 21-22

Auditions for “Marry me a Little,” the Tree County Players’ production of a Stephen Sondheim musical review, are Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., and Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Room 106, Decatur County Courthouse, Greensburg (enter through the north door that faces Washington Street). Four to six male and female roles will be cast. Each auditioner should prepare a show tune. Show dates are April 25-26. Audition appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome: director Jim Powell, 812-593-7235.

Fri.-Sun., Feb. 21-23

Creativity: Painting our way Into God will be presented Feb. 21, 7 p.m.-Feb. 23, after lunch, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $130-$215. Info: 933-6437 or

Saturday, Feb. 22

Batesville Youth Baseball sign ups are Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Online registration is also open until March 1 without a late fee at

The Party in Purple, a Zumbathon fundraiser for Safe Passage and New Directions domestic violence shelters, is Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Decatur County Family YMCA, Greensburg. To register: Info: Laura Ault, 812-216-7335.

A free “Building Fun and Sustainable Trails” class sponsored by Friends of Versailles State Park and led by Guy Schwering is Feb. 22, 10 a.m., park’s group camp recreation hall. Classroom instruction, outside practice, hands-on trail maintenance. Attendees should bring their lunches. Info: Ripley County Tourism Bureau, 812-689-7431.

The Special Olympics Indiana Polar Plunge is Feb. 22, Versailles State Park lake. Registration, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; plunge, 2 p.m. Polar Climb 5K walk/run, costume contest, pee wee plunge for kids, food, raffles. Info: or

District 68 Rep. Jud McMillin will host a town hall event to gather citizens’ input on a potential convention to amend the U.S. Constitution Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m, East Central High School cafeteria.

The New Point Kiwanis chili supper and raffle is Feb. 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m., New Point Community Center. Raffle, 7 p.m. Cost: adults, $5; ages 12 and under, $2.50.

Sunday, Feb. 23

A Girl Scout Troop 81150 breakfast is Feb. 23, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offerings will support troop activities.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary will have a stillboard and trap shoot Feb. 23, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.

Monday, Feb. 24

A suicide prevention program by Colleen Carpenter will be presented Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Lawrenceburg Public Library Ewbank Room, 150 Mary St. Sponsored by the library and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southeast Indiana. Info: 513-478-0457 or

Tuesday, Feb. 25

A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is Feb. 25, 4-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Schilling Center, Brookville. Please bring bags or boxes. To volunteer: Ken Brown, 765-698-7714.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

The Batesville Quiltmakers will go on a field trip to the Freedom Center, Cincinnati, for a quilt exhibit Feb. 26. Info and RSVP: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.

Franklin County Community Foundation provides a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Feb. 26, 1-7 p.m., Franklin County High School. National Center for College Costs experts will help students and parents complete forms. Info: guidance counselors or FCCF, 765-647-6810.

Batesville Toastmasters will meet Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.

Friday, Feb. 28

Stayin’ Alive, the Franklin County Local Coordinating Council of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana, is accepting grant applications through noon Feb. 28 for projects and programs that aim to reduce substance abuse problems in the county. Info or to receive an application: or 765-647-7272.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” part of the Rural Alliance for the Arts Classic Film Series, will be screened Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Tickets at $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors can be purchased at the door.

Saturday, March 1

The Francis Series – Francis, Leader of Peace will be presented March 1, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

Children in grades 1-12 may enroll in 4-H. Forms are available through the Franklin County extension office, schools, libraries or club leaders or online at and are due by March 1. Info: 765-647-3511.

Sunday, March 2

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, will host a freewill offering spud, soup and salad luncheon March 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., church dining room. Silent auction.

Monday, March 3

The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will host Pesticide Core, Category 14 Manure/Fertilizer Application and Category 7d Fumigation exams March 3, 3-6 p.m., Schilling Community Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville. Test-takers must show government-issued photo IDs. Registration requested: 800-319-3090 or Info: or Anna Morrow, 765-647-3511.

The postmark deadline for applications for scholarships offered by Franklin County Community Foundation is March 3. Students may download applications from the foundation’s Website at Info: FCCF, 765-647-6810.

Tuesday, March 4

Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet March 4, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.