Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

April 4, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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Saturday, April 5

The Batesville High School Kiwanis Student Leadership Academy Kolor 4 Kiwanis is April 5, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race, Liberty Park. The cost is $15. Info and registration forms:

A free hunter education course with food is April 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, Hunters must attend all day to get certified. To register: International Hunter Education Association,

The Brookville Kiwanis will have a freewill offering breakfast (with proceeds benefiting Riley Hospital for Children) April 5, 8:30 a.m. followed by an Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., for ages 10 and under, Brookville Elementary School. Enter from back side of building. Bring Easter baskets.

On April 5, Oldenburg Franciscan Center will host two programs: Francis Series – Franciscan Prayer, 9-11:30 a.m., $20; and Psychology: Move From Your Mind to Your Soul, 1-3 p.m., $20-$30. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

Eagle Fire Co., Oldenburg, is having a gun raffle April 5. Cost: $50. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Info and tickets: Ben Nobbe, 812-212-2065

A benefit dinner/dance for Tom Waechter, who recently lost his battle with brain cancer, is April 5, 3-9 p.m., The Barn at Walhill Farm. Car show, silent auction, dinner, live music, split the pot. All proceeds go to medical expenses. Info: Connie Collins, 934-4025 or

The St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, annual chicken and beef supper is April 5, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts: adults, $10; ages 10 and under, $5.

Sat.-Sun., April 5-6

The Oldenburg Academy Students in Sports mattress sale fundraiser is April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and April 6, noon-5 p.m., OA gym.

Auditions for the Rural Alliance for the Arts spring musical “The Yankee Doodle” are April 5-6, 2-4:30 p.m., Batesville High School band room. Persons ages 8 and up should be prepared to sing a patriotic or traditional musical song. Info: Pam Cope, 812-212-8833.

Sunday, April 6

A sausage and pancake breakfast sponsored bythe New Alsace Conservation Club will be held April 6, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace American Legion post. Cost: adults, $8; kids under 10, $10; under 3, free. Info: 812-623-2431 or

Coffee Talk: Teaching as a Spiritual Practice will be presented April 6, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

The Rev. Thomas Frey will be installed as the pastor at St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner, April 6, 1:30 p.m.

The Project T3 coin paddle auction is April 6, 2:30 p.m., Sherman House. Doors open, 2 p.m. Must be 18 or older to attend. Cost: $15. Tickets and info: 934-2585.

Monday, April 7

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a Health Care Information Drop-In April 7, 1-5 p.m.

The application deadline for the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarships for graduating high school seniors is Monday, April 7, at 3 p.m. Downloadable applications are available on the Web site. Info: 800-997-4793.

The last day to register to vote or transfer a registration is April 7, by 4 p.m., in the Franklin and Ripley county clerks’ offices. Persons may also register to vote online by midnight that day at Info: Franklin County Clerk’s Office, 765-647-5111, Ext. 3, or Ripley County Clerk’s Office, 812-689-4783.

Entries for the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s Edible Book Feastival are due April 7 by 5 p.m. Entry forms and rules and available at the library. The winners will be revealed at 7 p.m. Info: 934-4706.

Prospective and regular Batesville Dog Park Committee members will meet April 7, 7 p.m., dog park’s future site, Liberty Park next to tennis courts.

April 7-14

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Spring II session registration begins April 7 for members and April 10 for potential members. Programs begin April 14.

Tuesday, April 8

April 8 is the first day voters may cast absentee ballots at the county courthouses. Franklin County Clerk’s Office, weekdays until May 2, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; Ripley County Clerk’s Office, weekdays until May 2, 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. Info: 812-689-4783. On two Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, both offices will be open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Offices closed April 18. May 5, noon, is the last day to vote absentee.

The Brookville/Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event is April 8, 5-7 p.m., The Hermitage, 650 E. 8th St., Brookville.

Ripley County Democrats will meet April 8, Friendship Tavern. Buffet dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet April 8, 7 p.m.

Representatives of hospitals, schools, restaurants and farmers’ markets may provide input for the Rebuilding Your Local Food System Program Pilot April 8, 7-9 p.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Child care will be provided: Deanna Hookway,

A solo card party will be held April 8, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall.

A National Child Abuse Prevention Month ceremony is April 8, 7:30 p.m., courthouse square, 115 N. Main St., Versailles.

Wednesday, April 9

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality Card Party is April 9, 1 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Batesville Toastmasters will meet April 9, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.

Thursday, April 10

DIRECTIONS! Support & Advocacy Services, a program of Community Mental Health Center Inc., will host Take Back the Night April 10, 5:30 p.m., Dearborn Adult Center, 311 Tate St., Lawrenceburg.

A public open house April 10, 6-8 p.m., Sherman House, will let residents hear a recap of Active Living Workshop presentations and local priorities and give input about increasing physically active lifestyles in Batesville.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet April 10, 7 p.m.

The application deadline for the ETC 4G Scholarship is April 10. High school seniors in Ripley and Decatur counties can pick up applications at Batesville, Sunman or Greensburg ETC offices or download forms at

April 10-12

The Friends of the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library book sale is April 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and April 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. An early bird book sale for Friends’ members is April 10, 6-8 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Stayin’ Alive, the Franklin County Local Coordinating Council of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana, is accepting scholarship applications from high school graduating seniors who are county residents. Applications can be downloaded at and are due by 5 p.m. April 11. Info: 765-647-7272.

A Franciscan Art and Fashion Show will be held April 11, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. All proceeds benefit the OFC ad Michaela Farm. Cost: $25. RSVP: 933-6437 or