Obituaries - See Page A2 and A3
Marie M. (Rosfeld) Anderson, 87
Thomas O. Cartmel, 80
Kathy L. Goddard, 65
Larry Joe LeClerc, 78
Floyd Franklin Lowe, 95
Betty A. Morris, 81
Henrietta Richardson, 91
Vera Nancy Howell Shaw, 75
Martha Lou Stephen, 83
Lisa A. Webster, 49
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Hours for Santa’s house
The hours for area children to visit Santa’s house will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, 4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15, 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 21.
Not-for-profits may submit upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org or 126 S. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.
• The first Tuesday of every month a free health check is available at Miller’s Merry Manor, 2 to 3 p.m. Blood Pressure, blood sugar and weight checks. Refreshments will be available.
• Sign-ups for the Boys & Girls Club of Rush County boys third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade basketball run now through Jan. 4, 2014. Practice will begin on Jan. 8, 2014 with one practice per week and one game per week on Saturday. For more information on the league, contact William Walker at 932-2765 or 561-1718.
Columbus Star Quilters Guild regular meeting is Dec. 4 at the Masonic Lodge at 4131 Rocky Ford Road, the corner of Taylor and Rocky Ford Roads. All interested persons are welcome to attend. There is no charge for the regular Wednesday meeting.
The doors open at 8:45 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. December is our annual Christmas Potluck and Quilt Block Exchange. To participate in the block exchange, please wrap and bring one quilt block. The block does not have to be a Christmas theme. Please bring items for Show and Tell. The potluck will begin at the conclusion of the meeting.
• The Rushville Consolidated High School Choral Department will present their Madrigals Performances and Dinners Dec. 5-8.
• RCP’s annual ‘kids only’ show Christmas in the Land of Oz at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8., at the Root Building at the 4-H Rush County Fairgrounds. Admission: $10 per adult, $5 per student. Discounted tickets are available through membership levels and the membership drive is currently underway.
• Elementary School age student dance from 6-8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County. $3 per person. D.J. Kevin Green. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club.
• Community Bingo at Miller’s Merry Manor on the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public! Join us for an hour of fun and a chance to win prizes! Please call 765-932-4127 with any questions.
• St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 426 N. Morgan St., Rushville, will host Women of Faith Christmas on Dec. 6. Refreshments will be at 7 p.m. with the program at 8 p.m. The evening will feather Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Lisa Harper and musical guest Francesca Battistelli. Tickets are $5 (advance ticket sales only - limited seating). Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry (RCCA). Proceeds from the event will benefit RCCA. For information on tickets, contact St. Paul’s UMC at 765-932-3777.
• The Boys & Girls Club of Rush County will host a dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The dance is for elementary school students only and the cost is $3. DJ Kevin Green will provide the entertainment with proceeds going to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Rush County.
• Knights of Columbus Chicken Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Adults $10 and children $6. Carryouts available. Menu includes: Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, applesauce and cake. All white meat $1 extra. Open to the public. Information: 932-2277.
• A holiday fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 7 in the RCHS cafeteria. Admission is $1 per child (adults free). There will be 13 craft and game booths including the Snack Track (cake walk), bean bag toss, face painting and North Pole fishing. Santa will be there too. The RCHS Jazz Band will provide holiday music. The holiday fair is sponsored by the FCA.
• Walnut Ridge Friends, Carthage, is pleased to host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ercell Beaver Community Center, Carthage. “Sweet Shop” with homemade cookies and candy by the pound; homemade arts and crafts, jams and jellies, and assorted gifts and Christmas decor. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. features BOJO’s pulled pork BBQ and sides. Santa arrives by horse-drawn wagon at 11 a.m. Kids are invited to talk with Santa and adults to take your own photos.
• The Rushville Consolidated High School Choral Department will present their Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts on the RCHS campus featuring all choirs.
• Rushville Church of Christ, 627 W 11th Street, Rushville, invites all to attend a special journey to first century Bethlehem from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 13 and14. Come experience a live and interactive outdoor nativity, where we turn our parking lot into the town of Bethlehem as it may have been the night Jesus was born, giving our guests a true experience of that night.
• Rush County Chorale performances Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at Center Christian Church and the Rushville Presbyterian Church. No ticket sales. Details to be announced.
• The Rushville Eagle’s will host a Breakfast with Santa from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Santa will be in attendance from 8 to 10 a.m. Public is invited with a free will donation being collected. In town deliveries available by calling 765-309-5984.
• Rush County Schools Christmas Break begins. Students return to school on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
• Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.
• Tox-away Days are the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at Smiley Avenue. Join in making this a Clean, Green Rush County.
• The community food pantry, 109 East Third Street, Rushville is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Bring photo ID. Donations welcomed.
• In cooperation with the Rush County Food Pantry (RCCA), the Gleaners Mobile Food Bank will be bringing a truck load of food to the Main Street Christian Church parking lot, 615 N. Main St., Rushville, on the first Monday of each month for distribution to local residents. The distribution will be made between 4 and 6 p.m. Residents will need to bring their own containers (sacks or boxes) to put their food into.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown. Use the east entrance at the corner of Adams and Locust streets. Information: 765-313-1637.
• Diabetes education classes are held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month at Rush Memorial Hospital Skills Lab, second floor. Cost, $10 per class with a $25 refund if all three classes are attended. Info: 765-932-7416 or email@example.com
• Partners for a Healthy Rush County meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boys & Girls Club. Open to all interested businesses, organizations or individuals in Rush County.
• AA and Al-Anon meet at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
• Crossroads Serenity Group, an Al-Anon group, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every Monday at 333 N. Main Street, Rushville. Information: Gail at 317-642-9112 or Larry at 765-277-9477.
• Veterans, 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, to arrange a ride in the DAV van. Veterans who need a ride sooner call (765) 561-5445 or (765) 932-2703.
• Rush County Victims Assistance, Inc., 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. Info: Barbara Kuhn at 938-1555.