Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

March 4, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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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.

The St. Anthony’s Preschool, Morris, Open House is March 6, 3-7 p.m.

“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 or

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

Area residents may chat with Batesville Intermediate School art teacher and muralist Rebecca Davies during an artist’s reception March 8, 1-5 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. An exhibit of her acrylic paintings runs March 1-31.

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

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, will host a freewill offering spud, soup and salad luncheon March 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., church dining room. Silent auction.

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 potluck sponsored by the Food & Growers Association of the Laughery Valley Environs will be held March 11, 6:30 p.m., Deanna and Scott Hookway’s home, 1031 Three Mile Road, Batesville. Bring a dish to share. RSVP by March 10: or 934-3910.

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.

Wednesday, March 12

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality Card Party is March 12, 1 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Batesville Toastmasters will meet March 12, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.

Thursday, March 13

Milan Elementary School kindergarten registration is March 13. Sessions will be scheduled in half-hour increments from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A parent and the kindergarten child should be in attendance. Info or to schedule an appointment: 812-654-2922.

A blood drive will be held March 13, 1-6:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion hall, 412 Eastern Ave. Info or to schedule appointments: or Roger Lang, 812-623-3685.

“Living with joy and Gratitude – Saints Francis and Clare” will be presented March 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet March 13, 7 p.m.

The Erickson Irish Dancers and Dancing Grandmas (and Bob) will perform March 13, 7 p.m., Franklin County High School auditorium. Tickets at $5 for the Franklin County Arts Council show are available at the door.

Friday, March 14

A fish fry, baked potato bar and salad bar will be held March 14, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Parish hall, Sunman. Freewill offering. Proceeds benefit the St. Nicholas High School Religion Program.

The Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Tournament featuring teams from Batesville, Oldenburg, St. Louis, Milan and Lawrenceburg is March 14, 5:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School. The event is sponsored by Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and Y’s annual campaign. Admission is $5 per person (kids 5 and under free).

The Sport Coat Jazz Explosion and Batesville Steel will perform March 14, 7 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. Free. This is part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series. Info: 934-4706 or

Cincinnati rock band The Rusty Griswolds perform in a Rural Alliance for the Arts-sponsored show March 14, 7:30-11 p.m., Walhill Farm, Batesville. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets at $15 for RAA members and $18 for nonmembers can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 933-0355.