n The RCHS Concert Band under the direction of TR Campbell and assistant
director, Eric Burgeson, will perform their Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Laughlin Center. The event will also include the RCHS Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble. There is no cost to attend; however, non-perishable food items will be accepted that evening for the local food pantry.
n Santa's House hours. Santa will be in his shop in Willkie Park in keeping with the following schedule. Wednesday 5 to 6 p.m.; Thursday 5 to 6 p.m.; Friday 5 to 7 p.m.; Saturday 4 to 6 p.m.; Sunday 4 to 5 p.m.; Dec. 17 - 4 to 6 p.m.; and Dec. 18 - 4 to 6 p.m.
n Conversations continue at the next meeting of Partners for a Healthy Rush County at 6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County. Anyone with an interest is invited to join the action teams being formed for the areas of: Wellness, smoking, distracted driving and parenting. Come, join the conversations and help make a difference in Rush County. The Rush County Parenting Council meets on the third Thursday of each month. The other Action Teams will meet next Tuesday. If you have questions, call the Rush County Health Department at 932-3103.
n Fathers and students of the Mays Elementary School chapter of All Pro Dad will gather at 7:25 a.m. at their All Pro Dad Day monthly breakfast meeting. For more information on the Mays chapter contact Matt Vance at email@example.com.
n Rush County Senior Citizens Center Christimas Bazaar, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Booth space available. Bazaar is open to the public at no charge. Call 932-2935.
n Columbus Star Quilters will meet for our annual Christmas celebration at 9:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge at the corner of Rocky Ford and Taylor Road. We will have a gift block exchange followed by a potluck lunch. The UFO (unfinished object) challenge winning teamÊwill receive a "fat quarter" of fabric for winning the challenge.
n Holiday Extravaganza sponsored by Rush Memorial Hospital 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., KLE Family Conference Center, RMH Medical Office Building, 110 E. 13th St., Rushville. Shop at the Holiday Extravaganza with American Wildwood Gift Shoppe & Gallery, Keith's Kountry Kreations, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Phraseology Custom Gifts, Scentsy, Gold Canyon, Glassy Glass and more. All proceeds benefit the RMH Foundation, Wade Weston Scholarship Fund.
n Rush County Chorale and David Doyle, choir director, would like to announce their holiday concert, "He Comes at Christmastide" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Laughlin Center. Watch for more information.
n St. Mary's Youth Group Live Nativity, 6 to 8 p.m., in front of St. Mary's Catholic Church, 5th and Perkins streets.
n Breakfast of donuts and milk with Santa, hosted by the Knightstown United Methodist Church from 9 to 11 a.m. The children are invited to come talk to Santa and have their picture taken with him.
n Big Flatrock Christian Church invites everyone to their special Sunday morning service at 10:20 a.m. with the award winning Kentucky Sisters as special guests. Share in their inspirational music. There will be a pitch-in dinner immediately following the serivce. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 4782 W. 650S, Rushville, and one mile east of Gowdy. Information 765-932-5229.
n RCHS Choirs will perform their holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Laughlin Center. All RCHS choirs will perform under the direction of Mr. Paul Grizzard. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
n The Milroy Research Literary Club will meet at the home of Valerie Wilson
at 7 p.m. Members are reminded to bring a favorite cherished Christmas ornament for roll call "Show and Tell', and to bring a gift for the Christmas grab bag gift exchange. The club will not meet in January.
n The Rushville Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution will meet for
lunch at noon at the Grover museum, 52 W Broadway. Please RSVP to Kathy Wright. Please note the change of location.
n Phoenix Lodge # 62 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. This will be the annual election of officers and all members are encouraged to attend.
n The Manilla Town & Country Homemakers Club will have a Christmas dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at the home of Norene Wright. The meal will be catered. Kellie Kuhn will provide devotions. Members will reveal their secret pals by exchanging gifts. New secret pal names will be issued for the coming year. There will be no meeting in January.
n Hint Hunters Homemakers Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Wal-Mart parking lot to car pool to the Knightstown Cafe, 12 E. Main St., Knightstown. Roll call will be your favorite Christmas gift.
n The Boys and Girls Club of Rush County annual Christmas parties for the youth ages 5 through 19. The boys' party will begin at 9 a.m. and the girls' party will start at noon. Kids do not have to be a member of the Boys and Girls Club to come and enjoy themselves at these parties.
n Wesley United Methodist Church, corner of 8th Street and Ft. Wayne Road, invites the community to a Christmas meal beginning at 4 p.m. Come one come all to this complimentary meal while the food lasts. Delivery available for shut-ins by calling 938-9378. Non-perishable food donations are being collected for donation to the Rush County Food Pantry so that everyone might have a happy meal this Christmas.
n Phoenix Lodge # 62 and Martha Poe #143 OES will have a Christmas Party at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 in the dining room of the Lodge Hall. All members and their families are welcome to attend. We are expecting a very special guest to appear before the night is over.
n The Libertarian Party of Rush County is hosting a concert for the public from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge, 223 E. Third St. Recording artist Jordan Page will be playing at the Rushville Elk's Lodge, holiday music, covers and originals songs.
n Diabetes education classes are held on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rush Memorial Hospital Skills Lab, second floor. Cost is $10 per class with a $25 refund if all three classes are
attended. For more info call 765-932-7416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
n Every Saturday until further notice the Rushville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Euchre tourney in the upstairs dining room. The entry fee is $5 per person and playing will begin promptly at 4 p.m. There will be six games timed for 20 minutes each. These tourneys each Saturday will be a fundraiser and are open to the public (16 years of age and older). Fifty percent of the entry fee will be paid out in prizes. The kitchen will be available for food purchases and the downstairs bar will be open. For more information call Eileen Proffitt at 561-4922.
n Partners for a Healthy Rush County meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Boys & Girls Club. Partners for a Healthy Rush County is open to all interested businesses, organizations or individuals in Rush County.
n The Town of Glenwood meetings will be at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month during 2011 except in July and September when the Monday falls on a holiday. The Town Hall is located at 217 N. Main St. Meetings will be: Nov. 7, Dec. 5, 2011 and Jan. 2, 2012.
n St. Paul's United Methodist Church has published a cook book with enough recipes for every day of the year plus 99 more from church members, family and friends. Cookbooks are $10 at the Rushville Pharmacy or St. Paul's church office. Proceeds support equipment needed for worship services. For more info call St. Paul's UMC at 932-3777.
n The community food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at 109 East Third Street. Bring your photo ID. Donations are welcome.
n AA and Al-Anon meet at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Paul United Methodist Church.
n Al-Anon meets at 6 p.m. every Monday at 333 N. Main Street in Rushville. For information call 765-593-0141.
n Here's Hope, a Christ-centered, Bible-based support group for anyone that is alcohol or drug dependent meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday. Call (765) 698-2855 and ask for Rob.
n A dance at the Raleigh Community Club is held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Saturday. Everyone is welcome.
n The DAV veterans van is now in Rush County. If you have an appointment at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis call (765) 932-3075, seven to 10 days in advance. Veterans who need a ride sooner call (765) 561-5445 or (765) 932-2703.
n Rush County Victim's Assistance, Inc. has its monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. For location contact the office at 938-1555. The public always is invited to attend. For more information contact Barbara Kuhn at 938-1555.
n The Board of Health for Rush County will hold its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday except for December, when there is not a scheduled meeting.
n A parent support group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Rushville Public Library meeting room. This group is for parents, guardians, caregivers or any family member of someone with mental or physical challenges. Those attending the group decide the topics. For the more information contact Julie Shelton at 932-5190 or Barb Wilson at 938-1952.
n The Rush County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets on the third Monday of every even month. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Rushville Police Department meeting room, 270 W. 15th Street, Rushville. The public is welcome.
n Rush County Democrats meets at 6:45 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (excluding December) in City Hall, corner of First and Morgan Streets, Rushville. All meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome.
80th birthday: Bernard Spaeth
Bernard Spaeth will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Aug. 13. He was born in Franklin County to John and Hilda (Geis) Spaeth.
4-H news: Jivin Jacksons
The Jivin Jackson 4-H Club met Nov. 30 and visited Flatrock River Lodge and Millers Merry Manor, singing Christmas carols to the residents.
Five generations celebrate birthday
Bonnie Crain (center) celebrated her 80th birthday along with five generations of family members: Bonita Abrams, Teri Lynn Copple, Stephanie Copple and Anna Michelle Copple.
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l The Milroy Research Literary Club will meet at the home of Valerie Wilson
at 7 p.m. Members are reminded to bring a favorite cherished Christmas ornament.and Tell', and to bring a gift for the Christmas grab bag gift exchange.
Several Rushville Police officers recently received awards for their service to the community and the department during the past year.
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Arlington Elementary School
Breakfast: Cheese omelet, toast, juice, milk.
Lunch: Cheese breadsticks, marinara sauce, peas, peaches, fruit snack, milk.
Main Street Christian Church
Main Street Christian Church announces their Advent and Christmas events and worship services. The overall Christmas theme of services and events, "The Gifts We Bring Honor the King," lifts up the gifts in heart and spirit that we have to offer Christ this Christmas. Series are held at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- SLIDESHOW: 10 most dangerous toys As you shop for the kids and grandkids this holiday season, keep an eye out for potentially dangerous toys. The nonprofit consumer watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, has released its annual list of the 10 worst toys.
Homemakers On the Go Extension Club
Homemakers On the Go Extension Club met Nov. 15 at the Carthage Library.
Grieving a loved one during the holidays
The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for anyone who has recently lost a close friend or family member.
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