Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

January 17, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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Saturday, Jan. 18

The Southeast Indiana Economic Opportunity Corp.will present Embracing Diversity: Celebrating Differences in the Classroom & Beyond Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. RSVP: 800-755-8558.

Digger the Hedgehog will visit children ages toddler through grade 6 Jan. 18, 1 p.m., Tyson Library, Versailles. Info and RSVP: 812-689-5894 or

The first annual Batesville Intermediate School Winter Carnival is Jan. 18, 1-4 p.m. Games, prizes, food. Info: 212-1527.

Sunday, Jan. 19

There will be a breakfast Jan. 19, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunman American Legion Post 337. Freewill offering. Bulk sausage preorders: Milton Howard, 812-623-3835.

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will sponsor a stillboard shoot Jan. 19, 11 a.m. Proceeds go to its Legion baseball team.

Monday, Jan. 20

The Ripley County Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood. One monthly visit per family.

The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive, Versailles.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary will meet Jan. 20, 7 p.m.

A Family Support Group for family members of those with mental illness, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 812-667-5429 or

Tuesday, Jan. 21

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 0813 will meet Jan. 21, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.

A Microsoft Excel I computer class will be held Jan. 21, 6 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Batesville Toastmasters will meet Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.

A mandatory meeting for all students participating in Batesville High School’s spring driver education program and their parents is Jan. 22, 7 p.m., BHS cafeteria.

Thursday, Jan. 23

The St. Louis Catholic Preschool Open House is Jan. 23. Parents interested in the two day a week program for 3- to 4-year-olds can visit 5-6 p.m. Those interested in the three day a week program for pre-K can visit 6-7 p.m. Info: 932-1731.

The Batesville Lions Club will meet Jan. 23, Sherman House. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Tim Putnam, Margaret Mary Health president. RSVP: Ted Hartshorn, 934-2636.

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet is Jan. 30, Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; Dinner, 6:30 p.m. followed by award presentations. Cost: $35. RSVP by Jan. 23: 934-3101 or

Thu.-Sun., Jan. 23-26

Holy Family Catholic Church will have a turtle soup sale Jan. 23-25, Village Store, Oldenburg; and in church Jan. 25 after 5:30 p.m. Mass and Jan. 26 after 8 a.m. Mass (if still available). All proceeds go to Religious education programs.

Saturday, Jan. 25

A blood drive, sponsored by Hoxworth Blood Center, will be held Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion hall. Info or to schedule appointment: Roger Lang, 812-623-3685 or Walk-ins welcome.

Psychology: Fear & Moving Forward will be presented Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65, includes lunch. RSVP: 933-6437 or

The Knights of Columbus Council 1461 Free Throw Contest is Jan. 25, 11 a.m., St. Louis Activity Center. Entry forms are available at area schools.

Sunday, Jan. 26

The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Jan. 26, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit the Tri-County Council for Special People.

The Batesville Knights of Columbus will host a 1st Degree Initiation Jan. 26, 10 a.m. Candidates should arrive by 9:30 a.m. for registration. Info: Scot Harmeyer, 933-9046.

Coffee Talk: Anger, Guilt & Images of God will be presented Jan. 26, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

The Evangelical Union Cemetery Association annual meeting is Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbles Corner.

Monday, Jan. 27

An American Red Cross blood drive is Jan. 27, 1-6 p.m., bus in Southeastern Indiana YMCA parking lot. Donors will receive a free YMCA day pass.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

On Jan. 28, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a library board meeting(open to the public), 4 p.m.; and a Microsoft Excel II computer class, 6 p.m. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.

Friday, Jan. 31

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a Teen Girls’ Spa Night for grades 6-12, 6-9:30 p.m. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.

Sunman Elementary School full-day kindergarten registrations for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted during January. Children must be 5 by Aug. 1 to enroll. A certified, county-issued birth certificate and current immunization records (even if not yet complete) are required. Registration forms: under the “Info” tab. Info: Chris Richter, 812-623-2235, Ext. 15903.

Jan. 31-Feb. 1

The East Central High School Senior Drama Club will present “1984” by George Orwell Jan. 31, 7 p.m., and Feb. 1, 2 and 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, Feb. 1

All Saints Parish and School will present Night in Italy lasagna dinner Feb. 1, St. Paul Gym, New Alsace. Doors open 5 p.m. Cost: adults, $15; ages 6-12, $8; ages 5 and under, free. Advance tickets: 812-623-2631 or Tickets also available at the door.

Sunday, Feb. 2

A breakfast sponsored by Oldenburg Academy Students in Sports will be held Feb. 2, 7:30-11 a.m., St. Louis School cafeteria. Freewill offering.

Monday, Feb. 3

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

St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, is sponsoring a community blood drive Feb. 3, 1-6:30 p.m., parish activity center. Info and appointments: Arlene Gehl, 812-852-4394 or

The Tyson Library’s, Versailles, grades K-6 independent reading program starts Feb. 3. Pick up reading logs to record progress for prizes. Logs due April 14. Info: 812-689-5894 or

Tuesday, Feb. 4

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

Wednesday, Feb. 5

The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Bring a show and tell to share.

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