Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

February 28, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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Saturday, March 1

The Dearborn County Hospital Health-A-Fair is March 1, 7 a.m.-noon, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg. Free pulmonary function, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure and height/weight screenings and colorectal cancer screening kits. An optional blood chemistry analysis, including an HDL/LDL cholesterol ratio, will be offered for a reduced $30 fee. For the most accurate results, a 12-hour fast immediately before the blood chemistry analysis is recommended.

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, Brookville, 8-10 a.m., or Ripley County Recycle Center, Osgood, 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

The Batesville Eagles Aerie membership drive is March 1 beginning at 2 p.m.

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

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 Batesville Casket Co. Retirees Party is March 3, 11:30 a.m. lunch, Osgood Grub Co. Info: Mary Demaree, 812-614-0901.

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.

The Indianapolis Opera Ensemble will present “Inn of the Seven Dwarves” March 3, 7 p.m. Free. Info: 934-4706.

Tuesday, March 4

An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage dinner will be held March 4, 5-7 p.m., Milan United Methodist Church, 306 S. Main St. Freewill offering. Info: 812-654-3401.

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

March 4 and March 11

Two sessions of “Where Does Your Money Go?” money management hands-on activities presented by Holly Murray, Franklin County health and human science extension educator, are March 4 and March 11, 2 p.m., Room 206, Franklin County Government Center, Brookville. Info: or at 765-647-3511.

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.

A community forum on the southeastern Indiana Rebuilding Your Local Food System Program Pilot is March 5, 4-6 p.m., Memorial Building council chambers. The event is hosted by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Rebuilding Your Local Food System Team. Reservations are preferred: Kathy Cooley, 933-5267 or

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.

The St. Louis Ladies Auxiliary No. 11 will meet March 5, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall. $11 dues will be collected. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 812-934-5267.

Adams Lutheran Church will hold Lenten services Wednesdays from March 5-April 9, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

Batesville Primary School kindergarten registration is March 6, half-hour sessions between 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. and 5-7:15 p.m., cafeteria and gym. A parent or guardian and entering kindergartner should attend and bring the child’s original birth certificate (no photocopies), current immunization records and completed registration papers. To schedule a session time: 934-4509.

“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 Eagle Fire Co. will have its annual fish fry March 7, 4-7 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. cost: two-piece dinner, $10; one-piece dinner, $6.

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.


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

The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will meet March 12, noon, Wagner’s Village Inn, Oldenburg, for a luncheon and meeting. RSVP by March 7: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.

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.

Sunday, March 9

The Morris Volunteer Firemen’s breakfast is March 9, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Schad Hall, Morris. Freewill offering. Proceeds go toward equipment.

Coffee Talk: Unleashing Our Creative Spirit will be presented March 9, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

An all-you-can-eat chicken dinner will be held March 9, noon-5 p.m., New Alsace American Legion. Cost: adults, $10; ages 3-10, $5. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, personnel will be on hand to answer veterans’ questions and concerns. Info: Paul Kraus, 812-576-4186.

A reading from “Bertha’s Battle – A Lesson in Faith and Survival,” written by Batesville residents Bertha Kreinhop and Mel Calvert, is March 9, 2 p.m., Batesville public library.

The TriForce Mission Team members are taking orders for sub sandwiches through March 9. The subs will be available for pick up after the March 16 Masses. Info and order forms: Proceeds go toward the group’s summer mission trip to Milford Center, Ohio.

Monday, March 10

A “Milan Miracle” 60th anniversary dinner is March 10, 6:30 p.m., Hinkle Fieldhouse, Butler University, Indianapolis. Tickets are $100 per person: Tim Molinari, or 812-530-6789. Info:

Tuesday, March 11

On March 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Make and Take Tuesday. Info: 812-663-2826 or

Bill Jamerson will perform songs and stories about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula March 11, 3 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Free. Info: 934-4706.

The Ripley County Democrats will meet March 11, The Reservation, Milan. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

A solo card party will be held March 11, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet March 11, 7 p.m.