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Feb. 5

St. Jacob’s UCC (Blue Creek) fish dinner
Dinner is Friday, Feb. 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Everyone is welcome. Carry-outs are available.

Feb. 6-27

Milan Girl Scout Troop rummage sale
DROP OFF LOCATIONS: Milan American Legion Post 0235 hall side Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. and First Baptist Church of Milan, Feb. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8 to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Milan located at 112 South Main St. Sale proceeds go toward the Milan Food Pantry Building Fund.

Feb. 7

Nondenominational Bible Service
Bible service will be held at the Osgood Town Hall Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m., located at 147 Ripley St. in Osgood. Everyone is welcome. Call 812-449-4359.

Feb. 8

Blood drive at St. Maurice

There will be a community blood drive in Napoleon at St. Maurice Catholic Church Hall on Monday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment call Arlene at 812-852-4394.


Feb. 9

Ripley Co. Democrats meeting

Meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Crossroads Family Restaurant in Versailles. Dinner (order from menu) will begin at 6 p.m. with the meeting following at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.

Feb. 10

St. Peters UCC Ash Wednesday service

There will be an Ash Wednesday service at the church in Osgood (700 N and Finks Rd.) on February 10 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Harlem Wizards and Milan All-Stars game

The Moving MES Forward Foundation will be hosting a basketball game featuring the Harlem Wizards and Milan All-Stars on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at Milan High School. Milan All-Stars will be coached by Glen Butte, who is a member of the 1954 State Champion Milan Indians Basketball Team. Purchase tickets in advance at www.harlemwizards.com or at the door.

Tyson United Methodist Church Ash Wednesday service

The Tyson United Methodist Church will host an Ash Wednesday service February 10 at noon. The church is located at 322 West Tyson St. in Versailles. Rev. Mike Dixon will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome.

Feb. 11


Vaccination clinic
The SEIHC and Ripley County Health Department is offering a vaccination clinic February 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. free to those without insurance or vaccine coverage. NEW LOCATION: 1033 SR 229 in Batesville (opposite Kroger, Dr. McGovern’s old office). Call 812-932-4515.

Feb. 13

Osgood American Legion dance

The Legion will host a Valentine’s Dance February 13 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Osgood Legion. DJ is Tony Reatherford. The dance is open to the public. For tickets see a Legion or auxiliary member.

Feb. 15

SE Right to Life meeting
There will be a meeting on Monday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ located on Jarvis Drive in Versailles. Everyone is welcome.

Ongoing Events


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

Golden Gate Community Choir
Practice for Palm Sunday Contata is at 2 p.m. every Sunday starting January 17 at the Osgood United Methodist Church located at 213 South Walnut St., Osgood. Performance is scheduled for Palm Sunday March 20 at 7 p.m. Call Ellie at 812-621-5337 for information.

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. NEW CLINIC LOCATION: 1033 SR 229 in Batesville (opposite Kroger, Dr. McGovern’s old office). Call 812-932-4515.

Milan Food Pantry
The Milan Food Pantry on West Carr St. will be open every Tuesday morning from 7 – 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. For more information, 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 Jac-Cen-Del 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., also at the fairgrounds in Osgood. For more information and how you can help, 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 for info.

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. Please 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. Please call Kari Ann Rennekamp for a location. 812-933-3741.

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 grief recovery meetings
Held the second Tuesday monthly, 7-8 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 2319N CR 850W, Holton. For info 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, 15593 US Hwy 50, Dillsboro. For more info or for a free ride call 812-655-3387.

Open Arms grief support meetings
Meets every Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Milan, at 6 p.m. For info 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.

Need help with a drinking problem?

Call 812-363-5201.

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

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.

Indiana federal employees meeting
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Indiana Chapter 0813, has a monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge located at 223 E. 3rd Street in Rushville. For more information call 765-629-2720.

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