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The Versailles Republican

August 28, 2014 • Coming Events

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August 30

Milan Legion bluegrass show
The Milan American Legion will host a Bluegrass show on Saturday, Aug. 30. Music starts at noon at Milan Legion Park on State Road 350. Tickets are available at The Milan Legion, Milan Reservation and Benny’s in Batesville. For more information, call 812-584-7384.

Friendship Vol. Fire Dept. celebration
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Friendship firehouse beginning at 2 p.m. Special speakers include Indiana State Rep. Randy Frye. There will be exhibits and activities for children. A dinner will be served at 4 p.m. (freewill offering) followed by a dance from 7-11 p.m. with the music of Centerline. Come and celebrate this milestone. Everyone is welcome.

September 1

St. Anthony’s Labor Day festival
The 97th annual St. Anthony’s Labor Day festival will take place on Monday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the church located at 4773 Church Rd. in Morris. There is no admission charge. For more information call 812-934-6218.

September 2

Napoleon Senior Community Club
The Napoleon Senior Community Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish and table service. Bring food for the pantry and bingo.

September 4

St. John’s coffee social

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Napoleon will have a coffee social with a full menu on Thursday, Sept. 4. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Carry-outs are available. There is a per-person charge.

September 6

Versailles ‘Cruising the Square’
Main Street Versailles presents a “Cruise In” Saturday, Sept. 6 from 3-7 p.m. in downtown Versailles. Prizes will be given away at least every 30 minutes. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and visit while enjoying the music provided by DJs Fast Eddie and Jay Gay heart.. Food will be available.

September 6-7

24 Hours of DINO
There will be 24 Hours of DINO, mountain bikes relay and solo racing at the Versailles State Park located at 1387 E. US Highway 50 in Versailles on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7 for six, 12 or 24 hour divisions. Race starts at noon, and there is a registration charge. For more information, contact Brian Holzhausen at 317-336-7553 or visit

September 7

Milan Basketball Golf Scramble

The 31st annual Milan Basketball Golf Scramble will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 at Hoosier Links Golf Club located at 488 N. Country Club Dr. in Milan. Shot-gun starts at 8 a.m. There is an entry fee per player and/or for team. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Josh Blankinship at 765-730-5296 or Mailing address: Milan High School, 609 N. Warpath Dr., Milan, IN 47031; phone 812-654-3096, fax 812-654-2368.

St. John’s (Napoleon) ice cream social
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon will be sponsoring a homemade ice cream social along with a full menu on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 4-7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Alan Crum.

September 8

NAMI education program
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will offer a NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program starting Monday, Sept. 8 from 6:30-9 p.m. A series of 12 weekly classes will be held at Milan Christian Church. Registration is required. For more information, call 812-667-5429 or 513-432-8555 or visit

September 9

Ripley County Democrats to meet
The Ripley County Democrats will meet Tuesday, September 9 at the Osgood Grub Company. Dinner at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. Final plans will be made for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Thursday, September 19. For more information, contact Phyllis Armbrecht at or 812-667-5690.

September 14-16

St. Maurice three-day mission
A three-day parish mission entitled “Responding to the Holy Spirit in the Soul, in the Church, and in the World” will be hosted by St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon from Sunday, Sept. 14 through Tuesday, Sept. 16. The event will be conducted by Paulist Priest Fr. Bruce Nieli of Austin, Texas. Fr. Nieli’s talks are scheduled at 7 p.m. each evening. Refreshments will follow. All are invited to attend.

September 14

Delaware UMC homecoming
The Delaware United Methodist Church will hold its 76th homecoming at the church on Sunday, Sept. 14. A pitch-in dinner will be served at noon and the program will begin at 1:30 p.m. Worship will be conducted by Pastor Tommy Beatley with special music by Safe in the Harbor. For more information or if unable to attend, contact Mrs. James Roberts at 812-689-3002.

October 5

Ripley County Crop Walk for Hunger
The Ripley County Annual 10K (6 mile) Crop Walk Ending Hunger one step at a time will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Milan. Registration time is 12:30 p.m. at Milan First Baptist Church. The walk will start at Milan First Baptist Church and finish at Milan United Methodist Church. For more information, call Pastor Chuck Britt at 812-654-3401 or Pastor Harris Long at 812-654-3642.

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 at 812-933-3741 for a location.

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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