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February 23, 2017 • Coming Events
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February 23 and March 2

Tyson Library storytime

There will be a preschool storytime at the library featuring “Dr. Seuss is on the Loose” on February 23 and March 2 at 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. To register call 812-689-5894.

February 24

Jac-Cen-Del After Prom dinner
There will be a JCD After Program chili dinner February 24 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the JCD High School cafeteria. (This is the JCD and South Ripley boys basketball game.) Proceeds go to the after prom.

February 25

Wehr Memorial Scholarship dance
There will be a Greg and Candy Wehr Memorial Scholarship fundraiser dance Saturday, Feb. 25 from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Tyson Activity Center. Music will be provided by A to Z Music DJ. All proceeds support the annual $5,000 scholarship for a Ripley County senior majoring in agriculture or education. Email with questions.

March 1

Ash Wednesday service
Tyson United Methodist Church, Versailles, will have an Ash Wednesday service on March 1 at 12 noon.

March 2

HOPE Cancer Support Group

The group will meet at Batesville United Methodist Church March 2 at 5:30 p.m. “Finding HOPE in the midst of Chaos” will be presented by Deanna Young. The event is open to the public. For more information call 812-933-3741.

March 3

Fire dept. fish fry
The Marion Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. (Millhousen) will have a fish fry Friday, March 3 from 5 – 8 p.m. All you can eat. Carry-outs are available. LOCATION: At Millhousen Fire Station on 250 E. North edge of town.

March 4

New Marion Baptist soup supper
The church will have a soup supper and country store on March 4 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the church fellowship hall. Proceeds will benefit New Marion Baptist Church Relay for Life Team.

March 5

St. Maurice presentation

St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, will have a special presentation “Finding God Within Us” on Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m. featuring Fr. Daniel Bedel of Indianapolis. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

March 6

Immaculate Conception presentation
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Millhousen, will have a special presentation “Finding God Outside Us” on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. featuring Fr. Daniel Bedel of Indianapolis. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

March 9

Skin cancer class at Margaret Mary Health
Margaret Mary Health will present “Look Good – Feel Better” March 9 at 3 p.m. at the MMH Cancer Center. The program is a skin care class for women who are currently receiving cancer treatment or preparing for treatment. Call 812-933-3741 to RSVP or for more information.

Tyson Library storytime
The library will have a preschool storytime “Dr. Seuss is on the Loose” March 9 at 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Call 812-689-5894 to register or for more information.

Ongoing Events

Free blood pressure, sugar checks
Dearborn County Hospital Home Health & Hospice is continuing to provide free community blood pressure and blood sugar clinics once a month at the following locations: First Tuesday at 11 a.m. – Dillsboro Village Apartments, 10145 Alpha Dr., Dillsboro; Second Wednesday at 10 a.m. – Moores Hill Senior Center, 16610 North Broadway St., Moores Hill; and Fourth Tuesday at 10 a.m. – Switzerland Co. Senior Center, 305 Walnut St., Vevay. Call 812-537-8192 or 800-676-5428 or visit for more information.

Versailles Legion Post meeting
Legion post #173 will hold their weekly meeting every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (upstairs).

Basketball at Washington Baptist

There is an open gym basketball for men and women ages 13 and over every Monday evening from 7 – 9 p.m. at Washington Baptist Church Christian Life Center. The gym is next to the church located at 5496 E. U.S. Highway 50 in Elrod. For more information or questions contact Brian Dempsey at 812-654-3387 or

Golden Gate Community Choir practice
The choir is practicing for the Palm Sunday Contata “Amazing Love – How Can It Be?” Practice is at 2 p.m. every Sunday starting February 5 in the main sanctuary of Osgood United Methodist Church located at 213 South Walnut St., Osgood. The performance is scheduled for Palm Sunday, April 16, at 7 p.m. For more information contact Sharon at 812-852-4936 or Ellie at 812-621-5337.

Ripley Co. Food Pantry
Ripley County Food Pantry will be open the third Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Support group in Batesville
A family support group will be offered for individuals with addictions or substance abuse issues on the third Wednesday of the month at the Better Options office in Batesville (corner of SR 46 and Tekulve Rd.) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. There is no charge.

Historical Society archive hours
Ripley County Historical Society Archive Building located on the courthouse square will be open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bridge of Hope Milan food pantry
Feed My Sheep Food Pantry at the Bridge of Hope in Milan serves the community on the third Monday of every month. Doors are open from 6 – 8 p.m. A valid ID is required. For more information call 812-654-2350.

Senior meals in Dillsboro
LifeTime Resources has opened a Senior Nutrition Activity Center at Dillsboro Village Apartments in Dillsboro. Individuals who are 60 or over, and their spouse regardless of age, can enjoy activities and for a donation receive a hot meal Monday through Friday. Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. For information or to make a reservation call Pam Francis at 812-432-5282.

Christian support group meeting

“Celebrate Recovery” a new Christian-based support group for those with addictions or life issues is held every Tuesday evening at the Bridge of Hope on SR 129/US 50 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for fellowship.

Friendship Sewer District meeting
Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Friendship Fire Dept. in Friendship.

Free Hep C and HIV testing in Batesville
There will be free Hep C and HIV testing on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. at Southeast Indiana Health Center. CLINIC LOCATION: 920 County Line Rd., Batesville (old Ivy Tech building just off Huntersville Rd; Batesville Area Resource Center). Call 812-932-4515.

Milan Food Pantry

The Milan Food Pantry will be open every Tuesday morning from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday evening from 5 – 6 p.m.

Back Door Friends of Faith distribution
A monthly non-food distribution for those in need will be held on the third Saturday each month at Tyson United Methodist Annex located at 107 N. Adams St. in Versailles. From 9:30-10:30 a.m. Serves anyone in the South Ripley and JCD school districts. Please bring a picture I.D. for identification.

Ripley County Amateur Radio Club

Meets on the second Monday every other month at 7 p.m. at the American Red Cross office located at 629 South Buckeye Street in Osgood. Call Delbert Felix at 812-756-2470.

Knights of Columbus Council 8487 mtgs.

Held at St. John’s Church, Osgood, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (except holidays). Call 812-689-6699.

Narcotics Anonymous meetings
Held in Milan on Fridays at 7 p.m. Located at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7124 N. SR 101 in Milan.

Book Club at Osgood Public Library
Meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Osgood Public Library at 6 p.m. Call the library at 812-689-4011 for information on the book to be discussed at the next meeting and to reserve a copy.

Close Connections support program

Supporting those who have experienced the loss of a loved one will be held on the second Monday of each month. Call Kari Ann Rennekamp at 812-933-3741.

Alzheimer’s Support Group of S.E. Indiana

Meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Milan Library; and the third Tuesday of every month at Dearborn County Hospital, Ohio Room, second floor with Support Group Leader Karen Brandt. Call 1-888-422-2691.

Reformers Unanimous Addictions Program
Meets every Friday 7-9 p.m. at Hope Baptist Church located at 15593 US Hwy 50, Dillsboro. For info or free ride call 812-655-3387.

Open Arms grief support meetings

Meets every Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Milan, at 6 p.m. Call 812-654-3642.

Ripley Co. Prevent Child Abuse meetings
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Purdue Extension office in Osgood.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday night at Osgood First Baptist Church located at 124 North St., Osgood , at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday nights at New Marion Baptist Church in New Marion.

Need help with a drinking problem?

Call 812-363-5201.

Milan VFW Post #6234 meetings

Meets the third Thursday of each month of the post, 7 p.m.

Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry open

Open the second and fourth Monday every month from 10 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. at the Delaware Twp. Building. Call 812-584-3546.

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