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PAGE UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING MAY 19, 2016 1 P.M.
May 18 – 19 – 20
Spring revival in Osgood
The New Testament Christian Church invites everyone to the Spring Revival May 18, 19 and 20 featuring evangelist Brother Dan McDonald. Services begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening with special music. LOCATION: 1384 W. County Rd. 300N, Osgood.
Nondenominational Bible service
The public is invited to a nondenominational Bible service at the Sunman Town Hall May 19 at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Sharon Rostad at 812-449-4359 or Loyce Hopkins at 812-621-1726. LOCATION: 604 N. Meridian, Sunman.
St. Peter’s coffee social
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Osgood, will have a coffee social Thursday, May 19, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. with a full menu. Everyone is welcome. Free will offering. LOCATION: Corner of W. County Rd. 700N and Finks Rd.
Leora Weare scholarship meeting
Leora Weare Unit 173 ALA members are urged to attend the scholarship meeting Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the post home.
Fish fry at Hopewell Baptist
Hopewell Baptist Church, Holton, will have a fish fry May 20 from 5 – 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
New Marion Sales fish fry
There will be a benefit fish fry at New Marion Sales Friday, May 20, from 4:30 – 8 p.m. Donations only! All you care to eat. Carry-outs are available. Everyone is welcome. All donations go to the Amish Parochial School LOCATION: 5123 W. Co. Rd. 550S, Holton. From Versailles take US 421 South, turn right on Co. Rd. 550S, 3 miles on the left. For more information call 812-689-6276.
Rummage and bake sale in New Marion
New Marion Baptist Church will have a rummage and bake sale Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Money will be used for the building fund. LOCATION: 4490 S. Old Michigan Rd., New Marion.
Fried chicken dinner at Adams Lutheran
Adams Lutheran Church will have a fried chicken dinner Sunday, May 22 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Free will offering. Carry-outs available. Proceeds benefit the cemetery association. LOCATION: SR 129 to Adams Church Rd., Batesville.
Akers cemetery meeting
Akers Friendship Cemetery will have the annual meeting Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.
Ripley Co. Drug Awareness presentation
The Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition invite the public to hear Dr. Mann Spitler present “Manda’s Story,” which is about his daughter’s death from heroin. The free presentation takes place Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Bridge of Hope located at 4050 E. County Rd. 50S, Milan (corner of 50 and 129). For more information call Amy at 513-310-3486.
‘Crimson Hill’ at Bethany Baptist
“Crimson Hill” will be singing at Bethany Baptist Church May 22 at 10:30 a.m. The church is located on Sycamore St. in Osgood. Everyone is welcome.
Relay for Life team meeting
Ripley County Relay for Life will have a team captain meeting Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m .at JCD High School cafeteria.
Leora Weare meeting
Leora Weare Unit 173 ALA will meet Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the post home for their regular meeting.
Book discussion at Batesville Library
There will be a book discussion (chapters 12-16) on “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana” at the Batesville Library May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Senior Day at the YMCA
Areas seniors are invited to the S.E. YMCA for “Senior Health and Fitness Day” Wednesday, May 25, anytime during hours of operating from 5:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., for free. LOCATION: 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville. For more information call 812-934-6006.
Versailles Lions Club fish fry
The 1st Annual Versailles Lions Club Fish Fry will be held Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (opening day of the Farmer’s Market) on the square in Versailles. Adult and kid’s prices. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
Versailles Farmer’s Market on the Square
The Farmer’s Market on the Square, sponsored by Main Street Versailles, will return to the courthouse square in Versailles on Saturday, May 28. The market will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature fresh, locally grown produce, plants, eggs, flowers, handcrafted and homemade baked items. SNAP cards and WIC checks are accepted. For more information or to reserve vendor space contact email@example.com
or call 512-937-4228.
Relay for Life Bank Night
Relay for Life Bank Night will be held Thursday, June 2, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Jac-Cen-Del High School cafeteria.
Tri Kappa golf outing
The Versailles-Osgood Chapter of Tri Kappa is sponsoring its annual charity golf outing on Saturday, June 11. Proceeds will go to local scholarships and camperships for children in Ripley County. This is a four-person scramble to be held at Hoosier Links Golf Club in Milan. Tee time is 8 a.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes green fees, cart and lunch. To register a team contact Roxanne Meyer at 812-216-9585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or send a check (payable to Tri Kappa) to Roxanne Meyer, 320 S. Ridge Lane, Versailles, IN 47042.
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.
Milan Beautification meeting
Milan Beautification Committee will meet the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Ripley Crossings in Milan. Everyone is welcome.
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.
Senior meals in Versailles
Tyson Senior Nutrition Activity Center located at the Tyson School Apartments, 100 South High Street in Versailles, will have meals, activities and fellowship for anyone 60 years of age and over Monday through Friday. Mealtime is 11:30 a.m. and reservations are required. Donations are expected for the cost of the meal. For more information and to make a reservation call 812-689-1516 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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.
Historical Society archive hours
The 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.
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 a.m. and Tuesday evening from 5 – 7 p.m.
Fibromyalgia/Lyme Disease support group
Sharing ideas in managing your life around chronic Lyme Disease. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Meadow Park Apartments Recreation Room in Napoleon. Call Connie Kelley at 812-209-8838.
Back Door Friends of Faith distribution
A monthly non-food distribution for those in need will be held on the third Saturday at Tyson United Methodist Annex located at 107 N. Adams Street 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.
Ripley County Food Pantry
Located at the Ripley Co. Fairground, Bldg. 16C, in Osgood, will be open on the third Monday of each month from 9-12 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. The mobile pantry will be open on the first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the fairgrounds in Osgood. Call 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.
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.
La Leche League (breast-feeding support)
La Leche League of Sunman meets the first Wednesday of each month from 5-6 p.m. at the office of Dr. Suzanne Martini in Sunman. Call 812-654-2593 for more information.
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.
Circle of Love grief recovery meetings
Held the second Tuesday monthly, 7-8 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 2319N CR 850W, Holton. Call Gail 812-689-6376, Lisa 812-689-4663, or Marlene 812-689-7359.
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 St. Johns Catholic Church, 331 S. Buckeye St., Osgood, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday nights at New Marion Baptist Church in New Marion.
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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 first, 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.