Rushville Republican

July 31, 2012

What's Happening 073112

Rushville Republican

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


TUESDAY (7/31)

l Auditions for Rush County Player's "The Little Rushcals"continue from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 31 at the Rush County 4-H Horse Park, behind the Rush County Highway Department, 1352 E. State Road 44, Rushville. Those auditioning are asked to bring a list of possible conflicts to auditions. Also, parents are asked to stay on-site as their child auditions. Shows are: Sept. 14, 15, and 16. If necessary, rain dates are the following weekend, Sept. 21-23, with all performances at the Gazebo in South Veterans Memorial Park.

l Registration for Rushville Consolidated High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 and 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Aug. 1.



l All Rush County elementary schools registration, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2.

l RCHS Freshman orientation is 7 p.m. Aug. 1.


l Pioneer Engineers Club 64th Annual Reunion, Aug. 2-5, Caldwell Pioneer Acres, 3 miles south of Rushville just off Hwy. 3. Price $5 for all four days. Children under 12 enter free. Expecting 25 plus large steam engines, 300 plus tractors, large variety of gas engines, 100 plus flea markets vendors, entertainment and food. Church services 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Hosting the 2012 Rumely Products Collectors' Expo. Camping: Reunion info: or Brian Vaughn at 812-346-7640.

FRIDAY (8/3)

l Indiana State Fair runs Aug. 3-19.

l  Ivy Tech has rescheduled its information session at the Rushville Public Library to Friday, Aug. 3. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., information on programs, degrees, financial aid, support services and getting started for the fall term that begins Aug. 20 will be available. The public is encouraged to attend. information about Rushville classes, proctored testing and Ivy Tech call

Mary Roller at the Ivy Tech Community College Cooperative 765-932-7191 or

email Apply and enroll at

l Springhill Presbyterian Church will be hosting its annual Pork Chop Dinner from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Clarksburg Fire Station. The meal includes: Pork chop, baked beans, corn on the cob (if available), applesauce, homemade desserts. A child's meal includes the above except a hot dog instead of the pork chop. Prices 1 Meal $8. Extra chop $3. Child's meal ages 11 and up $4. Children 10 and under free.


l RCHS Class of 92 will hold their 20 year reunion at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 4 at the K of C. Tours of the high school will be held at noon with family time from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park south of the football field. For more information, contact Laura Jessup at 561-2064 or visit the Facebook page.

l  Fields Outdoor Adventures hosts Hunter Education class 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call the store for details: 765-932-3964 and

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 Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department Annual Pork Chop Dinner. 4 to 7 p.m. Smoked pork chop, green beans, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, bread and butter, tomatoes, chips, applesauce, drink and dessert. $8 per person and $3 for hot dog meal.

SUNDAY (8/5)

l Open house for Dr. Rev. Ralph and Eileen Mitchell from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, corner of Harrison and 7th streets. Ralph and Eileen are retiring to Kansas to be near family.

MONDAY (8/6)

l The Hoosier Environmental Council, an educational and advocacy organization in Indianapolis that focuses on environmental issues, will be giving a presentation at the Rushville Public Library about high speed passenger rail in Indiana, particularly the proposed Chicago to Indianapolis to Cincinnati route. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

l Benjamin Rush Middle School registration, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m., Aug. 6 and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 7, 1601 N. Sexton St. Information: 932-2968.


l All Rush County Schools Kindergartens Open House, 6 p.m.


l Former Bohn/KS employees Annual Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. and eat at noon, Greensburg Country Club.

FRIDAY (8/10)

l Waggener Community Pool closes for the season.

l Only kindergarten students attend school Aug. 10.

l Manilla Fire Station Fish Fry from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10. Come and enjoy a great meal.  Unstable Faultline Country Band plays 7 to 9 p.m., Giving away a whole hog and have of angus beef with processing included. Tickets sold at the Fish Fry or see a members of the department. Drawing held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Events continue Saturday. Information: Toma Weitzel at 317-401-0769.


l Manilla Fire Station Breakfast, Fish Fry and Garden Tractor Pulls. Breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Garden Tractor Pulls start at 1 p.m. Information: Toma Weitzel at 317-401-0769.

l 23rd Annual St. Mary Golf Open at Antler Pointe Golf Course. $55 per player or $220 per team. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lunch provided. Tee ad sponorships $40. Registration and information: Jim and Stacey Cowan 765-663-2696, Shawn and Stacy Adkins 932-3361, or Gregg and Missy Koors 938-5613. Ê ÊÊ Ê Ê Ê Ê

MONDAY (8/13)

l Rush County Schools first day of school. No Kindergarten Aug. 13. All attend Aug. 14.


l 2012 Area 9 Agency Senior Art Competition for ages 60 and over runs Aug. 15 to Sept. 21 at Indiana University East Meijer Artway with open judging Aug. 10.


l A Walk For Alex will be held starting with registration at 8 a.m. at the Rush County Fairgrounds. Monies raised to be used for autism awareness efforts. Info: Contact Aimee's Beauty Boutique or A. Workman, 1226 N. Perkins St., Rushville.

l l Indiana amateur radio/ham testing by volunteer examiners in the Rushville area. Test 9 a.m. to noon at Rushville Public Library. Test given the third Saturday of the months of August and November. Fee $15. Information: Michael Elder 932-3545, e-mail at Test information found with zip code search at

SUNDAY (8/19)

l Moster-Vannatta Reunion for descendants of Joseph Moster-Fame Vannatta, 1 p.m. lunch, Aug. 19 in the Liberty Building by the pool at Roberts Park in Connersville. Bring a covered dish, own service and drinks. Bring pictures, family information and games. Information: Karen Moster Clark 765-825-6738.


l The Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater presents An Innocent Band (Billy Joel Tribute)along with Indianapolis' highly regarded saxophonist Rob Dixon & Triology in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 25, 100 W. Water St., Rushville. This is a FREE Show and the final concert in the summer series. Please contact 765-932-3735 or e-mail for more info.

l Booker T. Washington Community Center Annual Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. to noon, Aug. 25, Horseshoe Bend Golf Course, Rushville. For questions or more information, contact either: John Byrne 765-932-2714 or Bill Goins 765-932-4970 or

l Annual Chicken Fry Fundraiser for the Rush County Community Foundation, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 227 E. 3rd St., Rushville. Advance tickets available from Board and Committee members and RCCF office. $9 adults, $6 children 6-12, under 6 are free. All carry-out dinners

will be $1 additional. Homemade desserts served. Call for carryouts: 932-2277.

TUESDAY (8/28)

l Main Street Christian Church, 615 N. Main St., will be offering a FREE Hot Meal and fellowship with our friends in need on the last Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hot meal will consist of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, salads, desserts and drinks. Carry-Out is available. Please contact the church at 932-2997 for more information.


l BRMS Open House from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Taco Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for students and parents. Book fair.

l RCHS Open House 6:30-8 p.m.



l RCHS Class of '87 Reunion is Labor Day Weekend, Sat. Sept 1, at the Rushville Elks Golf Course. Go to, Rush County Schools homepage for details!

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.

MONDAY (9/3)

l Labor Day


l The Rushville Parks Department will sponsor the Second Annual Gospel Sing beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater. Organizers are in the early stages of planning. Groups or individuals interested in performing should contact Nancy Mitchell at 765-629-2125. For more information, contact the Rushville Park Department at 932-4146.

l Every other month the Masonic Lodge hosts an all you can eat pancake breakfast. The breakfast is 6:30 to 10 a.m., Sept. 8. The cost is $5. Sausage, eggs and pancakes will be served.The event is sponsored by Phoenix Lodge #62 F&AM and Martha Poe OES.

SUNDAY (9/9)

l St. Mary's Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 9.

TUESDAY (9/11)

l Special Hours for Food Pantry, 6 to 7 p.m., Sept. 11, 109 E. Third St. Special hours for those working during normal food pantry days.


l Brian's Cause opening ceremoinies at 9:30 a.m. on the Rush Memorial Hospital campus, 1300 N. Man St. The ÒTogether We CanÓ 2-mile-walk will follow with participants walking a two-mile loop through Rushville before returning to the RMH campus. On-site health fair from 10 a.m. to noon. A silent auction is planned and lunch will be served. Information: Michele Gettinger 765-932-4111.

TUESDAY (9/25)

l Main Street Christian Church, 615 N. Main St., will be offering a FREE Hot Meal and fellowship with our friends in need on the last Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hot meal will consist of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, salads, desserts and drinks. Carry-Out is available. Please contact the church at 932-2997 for more information.


l Rush County Retired Teachers next meeting will be at noon Sept. 27 at the First Baptist Church.


l Rush County's fall festival, Rush Fest, will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 in Downtown Rushville. Watch for specific event and activity times during the day.

SUNDAY (9/30)

l Purdue Extension Rush Co. is planning to offer the Master Gardener classes again this fall. If you are interested in taking the classes, please contact the Extension office at 932-5974. Registration deadline is Sept. 30.


TUESDAY (10/9)

l Central Indiana Regional Blood Center Blood Drive, 3 to 8 p.m., Oct. 9, Milroy United Methodist Church, 114 N. Pleasant St., Milroy. Appointments preferred; walk-ins accepted. Contact: Jane Adams 765-629-2191 or Merrill

Carrigan 765-629-2354 for appointments.

THURSDAY (10/25)

l Rush County Schools Fall Break Oct. 25 and 26. No school.


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 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 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

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. Paulos 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 A dance at the Raleigh Community Club is held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Saturday. Everyone welcomed.

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 Victimos 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. 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.

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