Rushville Republican

June 21, 2013

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Not-for-profits may submit upcoming events to rushvillerepublican@rushvillerepublican.com or 126 S. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.

JUNE

SATURDAY (6/22)

l Rush County Fair, June 22-29.

l Briar Patch Players summer theater program present their annual show about life in Rush County at the Laughlin Center for the Performing Art, RCHS Campus. Showtimes at 5 and 7 p.m. June 22; 3, 5 and 7 p.m. June 23; 5 and 7 p.m. June 24. Enjoy air conditioning during the Rush County Fair.

l 92nd Leisure Family Reunion; A catered meal is being served at noon at the home of Phil Leisure, 8600 W 1100 S Fairmount, IN. Contact him at (765) 552-6005 or Anne Reddick at (765) 565-6170. We invite all Leisure family descendants from Rush County to join us. Genealogy lovers, bring family records.

l The 15th annual Jason D. Kuhn Memorial Golf Scramble at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course. Tee time 12:30 p.m. Registration at 11 a.m. Hog roast following the announcement of the tournament winners. Public is invited to the hog roast and make a donation. Golf scramble reservations: call Horseshoe Bend at (765) 345-5242 or download a reservation form from www.kuhngolf.blogspot.

l Class of ‘63 reunion is scheduled for June 22, the same day as the RHS/RCHS Annual Reunion. The schedule, however, has been arranged so that members of the Class of 1963 can attend both events. The ’63 Reunion will be held in the 201 Building in Rushville. Info: 932-4118.

l The second ever all Manilla School get together will be held at the Manilla Fire Station. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch being served at 1 p.m. Please bring a desert to share. The all Manilla Get Together is open to any and all former students, teachers, employees and anyone who may have lived in or around Manilla or Homer. For more information contact Greg Gardner at (928) 210-4679 or Sharon Fansler at (317) 401-0616.

l Knights of Columbus Chicken Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Adults $10 and children $6. Carryouts available. Open to the public. Information: 932-2277.

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

MONDAY (6/24)

l RCHS Lions and Lady Lions Summer Tennis Camp June 24-28. Boys 10:30 to noon. Girls 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the RCHS tennis courts. Grades three and up. $25. Sign up at the Rushville Republican and the Boys and Girls Club of Rush County. Tennis rackets if you do not have your own. Wear appropriate clothing and bring your drinking water.

TUESDAY (6/25)

l The Manna Mission will be holding their free monthly meal from 5 to 7 p.m. in the dining area of Main Street Christian Church, 615 Main Street, Rushville. If you know of someone that needs a hot and healthy meal, please send them our way.

THURSDAY (6/27)

l Rush County Retired Teachers Association meeting, noon, conference room at Rush Memorial Hospital. Carol Greiser, incoming state president, will be the speaker.

FRIDAY (6/28)

l Free will offering Lasagna dinner, 5-8 p.m., Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church. Lasagna, garlic bread, salad, drink and dessert will be served.

l Connersville celebrates its 200th birthday June 28 - July 7 with historical performances, demonstrations, a parade and 10 days of family-friendly events. From John Conner’s first trading post to the “Little Detroit” automotive history to the manufacturing and technology of today, Connersville’s Bicentennial is “To honor the past, celebrate the present and welcome the future.” Find out more at www.connersville200years.com.

SATURDAY (6/29)

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

SUNDAY (6/30)

l The Rush County Chorale will be performing its Spring/Summer concert at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts on the RCHS campus. The Chorale will be performing spirituals and Americana music in a few different genres. Ticket prices are $6 from any chorale member or at the door.

l The 24th annual Tree City Classics Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rebekah Park, Greensburg, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit Ayden Billingsley, a local boy diagnosed with DNA Depletion Syndrome. The event will include dash plaques, a disc jokey, door prizes, pedal car drags and concessions. In addition to the top 50 trophies, there will also be awards for Best Bike, Best Truck, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best of Show and others. For more information, call Vernon Imel at 663-8579 or Mike Burger at 614-2644.



JULY

MONDAY (7/1)

l 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.

TUESDAY (7/2)

l 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.

THURSDAY (7/4)

l Rushville July 4 parade on Main Street, fireworks and 27th Annual 4th of July Optimist car show. Car show registration opens at 8 a.m. in North Memorial Park.

l The Rush County Fourth of July fireworks celebration will be presented at 10 p.m. in the field north of Rushville Elementary Schools on North Sexton Street. There will be a DJ Dance from 8 to 10 p.m. with DJ Tyler Coons in the north parking lot of the Rushville Elementary schools. Everyone is invited to come early and enjoy good music prior to the show. Fireworks will be choreographed to all patriotic music aired on WKPW (90.7 FM) and WIFE (94.3 FM). For more information about making donations, call 932-4989.

FRIDAY (7/5)

l Community Bingo at Miller’s Merry Manor on the first Friday of each month at 2:00 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.

SATURDAY (7/6)

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Tox-away Days are the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at Smiley Avenue.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

SUNDAY (7/7)

l Ashley Spurlin Day at Stagg’s Restaurant and Dairy Treats will be July 7. A portion of the sale from that day will go to the Ashley Spurlin Memorial Scholarship at the Rush County Community Foundation. Donations will also be accept. This fund provides scholarships to RCHS students attending Indiana State University. Please come and join Ashley’s family and friends and enjoy a great meal and wonderful ice cream treats.

MONDAY (7/8)

l Parents and family are invited to join in the Band Boosters which meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the RCHS Band room. Families with middle school and high school band students are encouraged to come to meetings and be a part of the Band Booster program.

l Carthage Literary Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Carthage Community Center and everyone is welcome to attend.

THURSDAY (7/11)

l The public is invited to the Mel Barton Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Emerson Climate Technologies, Emerson East in Rushville. Every donor will receive a gift. Special guest is Phil the Blood Drop. Raise a sleeve in honor of a friend.

FRIDAY (7/12)

l Comedians Scott Gregory and Gregory Tornquist perform in a Family Comedy show to help RMH Pediatrics. Show is at the RushShelby Energy Building located at the Rush County Fairgrounds. Tickets $25 adults, $10 kids age 17 and under, and $60 for a family package (includes 2 adults and 2 children). Tickets can be purchased at the RMH Foundation Office (located on the first floor of the hospital) or at MainSource, Wells Fargo, and Citizens State banks in Rushville. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation of the first annual Rush County Youth Volunteer of the Year Award presented by RMH Foundation. The two comedians will follow.

SATURDAY (7/13)

l July 13 will be Raymond Gibson Day at Waggener Community Pool and everyone will swim free.

l Heart of Rushville presents the Rushville Celebrity Roast with Coach Cinda Brown, 7 p.m., Elks. Business attire. Tickets prices $25 individuals, $40 couples, $150 table for eight. For ticket information please contact the Rushville Chamber of Commerce or Rushville City Hall.

l The RCHS Class of 1983 is planning their 30 year class reunion for this summer. The event will take place starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Knights of Columbus.

Organizers are still searching for contact information for several classmates. Information: Karen Kinder Cox at karencox64@frontier.com or Brenda Sharpe at brenda_819@yahoo.com.

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

MONDAY (7/15)

l Partners for Progress is wanting citizens to join them on a Dream Walk July 15. A rain date is scheduled for July 22. Everyone should meet at 6 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 315 N. Main St., Rushville, to begin this project by taking a “Dream Walk.” Empty buildings in the area bounded by Perkins and Water streets will be marked. Citizens are asked to help dream of how these spaces could be used by placing a sticky note with your idea on the storefront which will be collected. If you cannot attend, please share your ideas by filling out a form that can be picked up and dropped off at the Mayor’s Office, 133 W. First St., Rushville,” say organizers. Information: Jason Clemmons at 561-2777.



l Waggener Community Pool Swim Lessons will be July 15 to 18 with July 19 as the make-up day and again July 22 to 25 with July 26 as the make-up day.

FRIDAY (7/19)

l Mayor’s Grand Prix Mayor’s Grand Prix – July 19, 20 and 21. Friday, July 19 - Opening night kickoff with Concert at the Riverside Park Amphitheater – KIST: a Tribute to KISS Saturday. July 20 – Kart Grand Prix Race & Midget Races at Rush County Fairgrounds. Sunday, July 21 – Kart  Grand Prix Race Event Finals. Information: Mayor’s office at 765-932-3735

l The RCHS Class of 1993 is planning its 20 year reunion for July 19 and 20. We are looking for classmates.  

Please contact Anne (McCarty) Wood at (719)559-1988 or steveannewood@yahoo.com with any contact information for yourself or for any members of this class. Also contact her to be invited to the Facebook group that has been created for more details.

SATURDAY (7/20)

l Carthage Community Days is the third Saturday in July on the library lawn.

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

MONDAY (7/22)

l RCHS Roarin’ Regiment Band Camp July 22-26, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Performance July 26 at 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY (7/27)

l Concert - WFMS 95.5 welcomes The Echo’s free concert at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater.

l The Raleigh School Reunion will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Raleigh Community building. RSVP to sabiehl27@aol.com or 765-645-5410. Anyone who attended Raleigh is invited to come and share memories and meet some great people!

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

TUESDAY (7/30)

l The Manna Mission will be holding their free monthly meal from 5 to 7 p.m. in the dining area of Main Street Christian Church, 615 Main Street, Rushville. Eat-in and carry-out meals available. If you know of someone that needs a hot and healthy meal, please send them our way.



AUGUST

FRIDAY (8/2)

l Community Bingo at Miller’s Merry Manor on the first Friday of each month at 2:00 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.

SATURDAY (8/3)

l Third Annual 5K Run/Walk in Carthage supports the Blue River Community Harvest and includes a 5K bicycle ride.

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

SUNDAY (8/4)

l Waggener Community Pool last day to swim this season, hours noon to 5 p.m.

TUESDAY (8/6)

l 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.

WEDNESDAY (8/7)

l Rush County Schools first day for student in the 2013-2014 school year.

SATURDAY (8/10)

l Concert - Levi Riggs free concert at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater.

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

TUESDAY (8/13)

l Parents and family are invited to join in the Band Boosters which normally meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the RCHS Band room. The August meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13, instead due to scheduling. Please make note of the change in meeting date for August. Families with middle school and high school band students are encouraged to come to meetings and be a part of the Band Booster program.

SATURDAY (8/17)

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

SATURDAY (8/24)

l Concert - Who’s Bad (The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band) free concert at Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater.

l Brian’s Cause

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

FRIDAY (8/30)

l First home RCHS football game and RCHS Band fish fry begins at 6:15 p.m., RCHS cafeteria. Tickets available at the door of from any band member.

SATURDAY (8/31)

l Rush County Farmers Market continues each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Third and Main Streets, Rushville.

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.





MISCELLANEOUS

l Raleigh Community Club Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., weekly on Saturdays. Live band. Open to all ages.

l 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.

l The Boys & Girls Club of Rush County will now be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

l 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.

l 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.

l 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.

l 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 dena.bills@rushmemorial.com

l 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.

l AA and Al-Anon meet at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

l 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.

l 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.

l 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.

l 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. Info: Julie Shelton at 932-5190 or Barb Wilson at 938-1952.