Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

February 25, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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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 Memorial Public Library trustees will meet Feb. 26, 5 p.m.

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

Thursday, Feb. 27

The Batesville Singers “Back to the ‘80s” Dinner Shows are March 1, 6 p.m.; and March 2, 2 p.m., Batesville Middle School old gym. The $20 tickets must be purchased by Feb. 27 from any Singer or Nicole Drew, 812-209-8730.

The Secular Franciscans, a fraternity for those who want to follow the rule of life of St. Francis of Assisi, will meet Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, Father Rudolf Room.

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.

The movie “Safe Haven” will be shown Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St.. Sponsored by the Safe Passage Youth Council.

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Family Fun Night Penguin Plunge Pool Party is Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents must swim with any children under 8-years-old. Cost: members, free; potential members, $22 family day pass. RSVP: 934-6006.

“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.

Feb. 28-March 1

The Oldenburg Academy Drama Club presents “The Canterville Ghost,” a comedic ghost story, Feb. 28 and March 1, 7 p.m., auditorium. Tickets at $7 for adults and $5 for students will be available at the door.

Saturday, March 1

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District will hold a Household Hazardous Waste collection day for residents of Franklin and Ripley counties March 1. Items can be dropped off at the Franklin County Recycle Center, west of Brookville on Highway 52, 8-10 a.m., or Ripley County Recycle Center, south of Osgood on U.S. 421, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info:

The Westport Christian Church Women’s Conference is March 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 102 W. Mulberry St. The $20 registration fee includes 8 a.m. continental breakfast and lunch. Registration forms are available at Info: 812-591-3807.

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.

Batesville Knights of St. John will have a stillboard and trap shoot March 2, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money prizes.

Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot March 2, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Info: 934-2228.

Monday, March 3

The Hillenbrand Doll Plant gathering for retirees and spouses is March 3, 11:30 a.m., Osgood Grub Co.

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.

The Daughters of Isabella will meet March 3, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall.

Tuesday, March 4

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

Wednesday, March 5

The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet March 5, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Bring items for auction and show and tell. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.

The St. Louis School seventh-grade class Ash Wednesday fish fry is March 5, 4-7:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts available. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2015 eighth-grade trip.

The La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet March 5, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, 122 Nieman St., Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.

Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet March 5, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

“When God Seems Absent – St. John of the Cross” will be presented March 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

A Franklin County Humane Society orientation meeting for volunteers is March 6, 7 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-647-1444, or

Friday, March 7

The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships March 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.

The Batesville Beautification League will meet March 7, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.

The movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” will be shown March 7, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet March 7, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: or 513-218-9707.

Fri.-Sun., March 7-9

The Batesville Regional Fine Art Fair is March 7, 7-9 p.m.; March 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and March 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., RomWeber Marketplace, 7 S. Eastern Ave. Friday’s preview party costs $10 per person, and includes a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations: 513-519-9936. Free admission Saturday and Sunday. Applications and info:

The Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society’s Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Fossil Show and Sale is March 7-8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and March 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Kuhlman Center, Wayne County 4-H Fairgrounds, 861 N. Salisbury Road, Richmond.

Saturday, March 8

A youth turkey hunting seminar will be held March 8, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Laughery Valley Fish and Game Club, Versailles. Registration begins at 8 a.m. This is a free program. Lunch provided. Door prizes. Info: Bob Hughes, 812-654-3724.

A Women’s Day: Women of Creativity will be presented March 8, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 per person or two for $80. Info: 933-6437 or

On March 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Feral Children, Youth Without Culture, 11 a.m.; and Maggie Delaney, Indentured Servant, a living history presentation, 2 p.m. Info and RSVP: 812-663-2826 or

The Oldenburg Academy Students in Sports Chicken Dinner is March 8, 4-7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. All-you-can eat for dine in only. Cost: adults, $10; ages 3-12, $6; whole chicken carryout, $10; carryout dinner (one time through line), $10.

The Hamburg Knights of St. John will have a pork chop supper March 8, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Hamburg hall. Cost: $10.

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