Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

December 31, 2013


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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Wednesday, Jan. 1

A still board and trap shoot is Jan. 1, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.

The Batesville food pantry will be closed Jan. 1.

Thursday, Jan. 2

A Franklin County Humane Society orientation meeting for volunteers is Jan. 2, 7 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-647-1444, or

Friday, Jan. 3

The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Jan. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.

The movie “The Impossible” will be presented Jan. 3, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet Jan. 3, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: or 513-218-9707.

Fri.-Sat., Jan. 3-4

Auditions for “Marry me a Little,” the Tree County Players, Greensburg, next production, are Jan. 3, 6-8 p.m., and Jan. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Decatur County Courthouse Room 106. Enter through north door facing Washington Street. Audition appointments recommended: Jim Powell, 812-593-7235. Show dates are Feb. 14-15.

Saturday, Jan. 4

Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Jan. 4 starting at 5 a.m. Acceptable items: clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only. Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers must have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed. Info: 933-6100.

Francis Series – Francis: Wounded Warrior will be presented Jan. 4, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info: 933-6437 or

Sunday, Jan. 5

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will serve a breakfast Jan. 5, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Vine Street hall. Freewill donation. Partial proceeds go to St. Louis School.

A stillboard shoot, sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, will be Jan. 5, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road. Info: 934-2228.

Area singers will present a concert of well-known composer Pepper Choplin’s music, led by Choplin, Jan. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church. The event is sponsored by Batesville United Methodist Church and Rural Alliance for the Arts. A freewill offering will be taken for the Batesville food pantry.

Monday, Jan. 6

The Batesville Casket Co. Retirees Party Jan. 6 has been cancelled due to restaurant remodeling. The group will meet Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. lunch, Osgood Grub Co. Info: Mary Demaree, 812-614-0901.

The Daughters of Isabella All Saints Circle 1384 will meet Jan. 6, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Dues may be paid.

Mon.-Fri., Jan. 6-17

Registration forms for Batesville High School’s spring driver education program will be available in the main office beginning Jan. 6. They are due by Jan. 17, and are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A mandatory meeting for all students and parents is Jan. 22, 7 p.m., BHS cafeteria.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

A Microsoft Word I computer class will be held Jan. 7, 6 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Interested persons are welcome to attend the Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild meeting Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Member Jamie Schantz, Batesville, will hold a trunk show to display many of her quilts, including the 2012 Viewers’ Quilt Award. Please bring a show-and-tell to share. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality Card Party is Jan. 8, 1 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Batesville Toastmasters will meet Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.

Thursday, Jan. 9

A community blood drive is Jan. 9, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., donor buses at the Margaret Mary Health parking lot. Info or to make an appointment: Mary Jo Nobbe, 933-5274.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Jan. 9, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 11

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Geocaching in Decatur County Cemeteries Jan. 11, 11 a.m. Info: 812-663-2826.

The Southeast Indiana Health Center Draw Down Fundraiser with chances to win $3,000 is Jan. 11, 3 p.m. drawing starts, 5-7 p.m. dinner (no carryouts), Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. The draw down, including a meal and draft beer, costs $20 per ticket and is presented by the Ripley County Community Foundation. Info: Marcy Wurtz, 934-5242.

Monday, Jan. 13

Keep Your Brain Healthy will be presented by Julie Ackley of St. Andrews Health Campus Jan. 13, 10:45 a.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA Martial Arts Room. Buffet lunch follows. Cost: free to members; guests welcome with day pass. RSVP by Jan. 7: 934-6006.

A Relay for Life of Ripley County volunteer committee meeting is Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Sherman House. The meeting will begin the planning process for the fun 24-hour event June 21-June 22, 8 a.m.-8 a.m., Batesville High School track that brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those who lost their battle and fight back against the disease. Info: Jeni Schnebelt, 812-571-0297 or

A workshop on “Beef Forage Quality: Assessing a Dollar Value” is Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., Room 203, government center, 1010 Franklin Ave, Brookville. To RSVP by Jan. 13: Anna Morrow, 765-647-3511 or

Tuesday, Jan. 14

On Jan. 14, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make and take in the Children’s Room; and a Microsoft Word II computer class, 6 p.m. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.

A solo card party will be held Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Contemplative Prayer will be presented Jan. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

Thursday, Jan. 16

The Immaculata Club, the Oldenburg Academy alumni local chapter, will celebrate Christmas Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Sherman House. RSVP: Pam Scheele, 934-2433.