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The Versailles Republican

July 24, 2014 • Coming Events

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Events appearing in this column are run two times prior to the event free of charge for nonprofit organizations. If there is any charge for your event, an ad is also required.

June 1-August 24

Ripley Co. Historical Society Museum
The Ripley County Historical Society Museum will be open on Sunday afternoons 2-4 p.m. from June 1 through August 24 and on Pumpkin Show day.

July 20-26

Ripley County 4-H Fair
The Ripley County 4-H Fair will be held from Sunday, July 20 through Saturday, July 26, at the Ripley County Fairground located at 525 West Beech St. in Osgood. For more information, contact Shanna Joseph at 812-689-6535 or or visit

July 21-25

Archery at Tyson Activity Center

Tyson Activity Center has special programming this summer. CEF Archery will be held from Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25. Tyson Activity Center is located in Versailles.

Junior Master Naturalist course
There will be a Junior Master Naturalist Course at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge from Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, for youngsters 9-13 years of age. The weeklong program will be held at the refuge visitor center and times will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. For more information and details on the program, contact the refuge at 812-522-4352 or email

July 24-26

Book sale in Batesville

There will be a book sale on Thursday and Friday, July 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Church on the Rock. The church is located at 407 North Township Line Road in Batesville. Proceeds will benefit Safe Passage domestic abuse shelter for women. For more information call the church at 812-934-5192 or email

July 24

Travel slide show at Batesville library
Gary Wintz, native of Batesville, will offer a free Travel Slide Show at Batesville Memorial Public Library on Thurs., July 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. Gary will share photos and stories from North Korea, Burma, Laos, and beyond. Author/editor Father Jack Wintz, OFM, will be available for book signings. Franklin County resident Kristen Giesting will share about her research trip to Bhutan.

July 25-27

Rummage sale in Oldenburg
There will be a rummage sale sponsored by and at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. Dates, times and activities are as follows: Friday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., prices as marked; Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., half price day; and Sunday, July 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., fill a brown grocery bag. For more information, call 812-934-3013 or 812-934-5764.

July 26

Rescue 69 Alumni picnic
There will be a pitch-in picnic for Rescue 69 Alumni on Saturday, July 26, at 12:30 p.m., at Versailles State Park. Look for signs. For more information, contact Delbert Felix at 812-756-2470.

“Art from the Heart” in Batesville
The Ripley County Tourism Bureau is partnering with the Tri-State Artisans Art Gallery in Batesville for a very unique event, “Art from the Heart, Throw Paint Like Pollock,” on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on George Street in Batesville. The event is designed to bring creativity together with a fun way to raise money for nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

July 27

Annual Vinup reunion
The 85th annual Vinup reunion will be held on Sunday, July 27, at the home of Bill and Rachel Baker on Prosperity Ridge Road in Farmers Retreat. Dinner is at 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and drinks. For more information, call 812-654-3604.

July 28

Leora Weare Unit #173 ALA to meet
The Leora Weare Unit #173 ALA will meet Monday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the post home. This is a special meeting with our unit Girl Staters. Members, parents and friends are invited. Refreshments will be served. Hostesses are Carol Holzer and Susan Underwood.

August 2

One-Day VBS

The Delaware and Osgood United Methodist churches will have a one-day VBS Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Osgood United Methodist Church for ages 5-10. Pizza will be served for lunch. For more information, call 812-654-1801.

August 2-3

Bethany Baptist weekend revival

The Bethany Baptist Church will hold a weekend revival Saturday, August 2 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, August 3, at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Inspiration by Faith will perform on Saturday. The church is located at 328 S. Sycamore Street in Osgood.

August 3

30 mile tractor ride
There will be a 30 mile tractor ride on Sunday, August 3. The group will leave the Lutz Auction Center at 10 a.m. sharp, arriving around noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Hubbles Corner (12523 N. Dearborn Rd., Sunman). Meet at the church for dinner, then arriving back at the auction center around 3 p.m. All tractors must be equipped with a slow moving vehicle sign and operable brakes (both old and modern tractors). For more information, call Dale Lutz at 513-266-1859 or Pat Schmetzer at 513-290-6190.

August 4

National Night Out in Batesville

There will be a National Night Out at the Batesville Memorial Pool Monday, August 4, from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be a free cookout, swimming and door prizes.

Blood drive in Napoleon
There will be a community blood drive in Napoleon at St. Maurice’s Parish Hall on Monday, August 4, from 1-6:30 p.m. Donors must be in good health, at least 17 years old, weigh over 110 pounds, and bring a picture ID. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Arlene at 812-852-4394 or visit the donation website at

August 5

Napoleon senior club meeting
The Napoleon Senior Community Club will meet Tuesday, August 5, at 6 p.m. at the Napoleon Community Center. Please bring a covered dish and table service.

Ongoing Events

Ripley County Amateur Radio Club
The Ripley County Amateur Radio Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Red Cross office located at 629 South Buckeye Street in Osgood. For more information, call Delbert Felix at 812-756-2470.

Back Door Friends in Faith distribution
Back Door Friends in Faith is an outreach program of Tyson United Methodist Church. On the third Saturday of each month, residents from the South Ripley and Jac-Cen-Del school districts are invited to come and receive needed household items that cannot be obtained through the food stamp program. First time participants must bring a photo ID and proof of address. All items are free. Anyone wishing to donate items for distribution can drop off donations at the Annex, 107 N. Adams St. in Versailles, or on the parsonage front porch located at 322 Tyson St. in Versailles. For more information, call 812-689-6976.

Ripley County Food Pantry
The 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., also at the fairgrounds in Osgood. For more information and how you can help, call 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Dinner club for widows
A dinner club for widows of any age will be held on the third Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Crossroads Restaurant in Versailles. Everyone is welcome. For information call 689-6698.

Knights of Columbus Council 8487 meetings
The Knights of Columbus Council 8487 meetings are held at St. John’s Church, Osgood, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. (except holidays). Call 689-6699 for info.

Narcotics Anonymous meeting
Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be 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 the Osgood Public Library
The Book Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Osgood Public Library at 6 p.m. Please call the library at 689-4011 for information on the book to be discussed at the next meeting and to reserve a copy. Newcomers are always welcome, even if you have not read the book.

La Leche League (breast-feeding support)
Looking for support or information from other nursing moms? 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
The Close Connections bereavement support program, supporting those who have experienced the loss of a loved one will be held on the second Monday of each month. Please call Kari Ann Rennekamp for a location. 812-933-3741.

RCARC business meeting
Ripley County Amateur Radio Club (RCARC) will meet at the American Red Cross Building (629 South Buckeye Street, Osgood). Business meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Open to the public. Contact Delbert for more info at 689-3161.

Alzheimer’s support Group of Southeastern Indiana

Alzheimer’s Support Group of SE Indiana meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Milan Library; and the third Tuesday of every month at the Dearborn County Hospital, Ohio Room, second floor with Support Group Leader Karen Brandt. For information call 1-888-422-2691.

“Circle of Love” meetings
Grief recovery meetings “Circle of Love” will be the held the second Tuesday monthly, 7-8 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 2319N CR 850W, Holton. For info call Gail 689-6376, Lisa 689-4663, or Marlene 689-7359.

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

Open Arms support group meetings
Have you lost a friend or family member? The Open Arms Grief Support Group will be meeting every Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Milan, at 6 p.m. For info call 654-3642.

Ripley County Prevent Child Abuse meetings

The Ripley County Prevent Child Abuse Council meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Purdue Extension office in Osgood.

AA & Alanon meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon fellowships meet weekly at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Call 689-6758 or 689-4385 for more information.

Milan VFW Post #6234 meetings

The Milan VFW Post #6234 holds monthly meetings the third Thursday of each month of the post, 7 p.m.

Fishes and Loaves open
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry is open on Tuesday’s from 10-11:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. at the Delaware Twp. Building. 812-584-3546.

Bible study—“The Gathering”

There will be a bible study group every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Colonial Manor Community Room.


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