AUGUST

Aug. 9-10

• The Manilla Fish Fry will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10. At 7 p.m. on Aug. 10, the drawing for a whole hog and a 1/2 Angus beef with processing will be held. Contact a Manilla Fire Department member to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available at the fish fry. You do not have to be present to win.

Aug. 10

• Members of the Rush County Genealogical Society are carpooling for a research trip to the second best genealogy library in the U.S. in Fort Wayne. The group will be meeting Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Public Parking Lot across from the downtown Pizza Hut at 10 a.m. It takes about 2 hours to reach the library. The group will probably eat together when they leave Fort Wayne. Take information you would like to research, a notebook, pens or pencils, cash to use to make copies and/or a memory stick. There are many histories of other counties and states, newspapers on microfilm and genealogical sites, family information, etc. For more information or to let the group know you plan on going, contact Katrina Cooper at 317-797-3338.

Aug. 12

• The town of Carthage will hold the regularly scheduled monthly board meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Carthage Town Hall, 6 west 1st street, Carthage.

Aug. 16-17

• The Milroy United Methodist Church Annual Rummage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 and from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 17.

Aug. 17

• The RCHS Class of 1994 will hold its 25 year reunion at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at South 113 in Rushville. For more information, contact Dusty Flannery at 765-932-5924.

Aug. 19

• Milroy Food Pantry opened between 5 and 7 p.m.

Aug. 21

• The Rush County Farm Bureau Inc. Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Mahoning Valley Camp, 3823 E 225 N, Rushville. Meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of meal cost, please bring a canned food item or more to donate to the local food pantry. There will be a presentation by Cormo USA. RSVP to 765-932-5961 by Aug. 12.

Aug. 25

• The New Salem United Methodist Church annual fried chicken dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, in the New Salem Lions Club Building. Dinner includes chicken, potatoes, slaw, green beans, desserts and drinks. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $5 for kids 12-and-under.

Aug. 26

• Rush County Community Assistance/Food Pantry opened 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for distribution of USDA Commodities. Please remember to bring your own boxes or bags – a pull cart or wagon is helpful.

Aug. 28

• The Noble Niters will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the New Salem United Methodist Church. The title of the meeting’s lesson is “Something I can do for the ones I love”.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Rehearsal for the Rush County Chorale Dec. 7 and 8 Christmas concert will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 in the high school choir room. All are welcome.

• Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry will have year round service in Rushville this year. Gleaners requires no identification or application to participate in their program. Bring your own boxes or bags to the site, as none are provided. The dates are once a month, the first Monday at the Rush County Fairgrounds from 4 to 6 p.m. When the first Monday is a holiday, the delivery will be the second Monday of the month. Please do not arrive at the fair grounds until after 2 p.m.

• Rush County Community Assistance Food Pantry located on 109 East Third Street, Rushville is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. On the fourth Monday of the month, the pantry is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring proof of address. Donations are welcomed.

• Main Street Christian Church Clothing Closet will be opened every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Clothes, household , personal items, etc. Please use north back door.

• Our community’s health coalition Rush2Health meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Rush County. All meetings are open to the public. Questions can be directed to the Rush County Health Department at 765-932-3103.

• Every Wednesday “A Better Life - Brianna’s Hope” meets at the Filling Station, 219 N Perkins, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Struggling with addiction? Want a better life? Here is your opportunity. Give us a chance and we will prove we care about you more than we care about your addiction. We are shining a light into the darkness, God’s light. A home cooked meal is served. We BELIEVE.

• Martha Poe Chapter #143 order of the Eastern Star will have their regular stated meeting on the first Wednesday of each month. The meeting will be held at 841 S SR3. There are no meetings January and February.

• The St. Mary Food Pantry is open from 5 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday. Please call ahead for pick-up.

• National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Indiana Chapter 0813, has a monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge at 223 E. 3rd St., Rushville. Optional lunch afterward. We have guest speakers on a variety of topics, interesting programs, and items discussed. Come meet your current and retired Federal Employee comrades. For more information call (765) 629 2720.

• 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 proof of address. Donations welcomed.

• AA group Hoosier Friends meets each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at The Harbor in Knightstown (9002 U.S. 40). The Harbor is the old Jehovah Witness building. Information: 765-571-1662.

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

• Veterans if you have an appointment at the Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis call 765-561-6497. Seven to 10 days notice is requested. Veterans with less notice may also call and will be transported as best as possible. Volunteer drivers are always needed, you do not need to be a veteran to apply. Help those who have served our country.

• Rush County Victims Assistance, Inc., is meeting quarterly (January, April, July and October) on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. For location contact the office at 938-1555. The public always is invited. Info: Barbara Kuhn at 938-1555.

• The Rush County Board of Health will meet the third Tuesday of each month in the Rush Co. Health Dept., Room 105 of the courthouse. For more information call 765-932-3103.

• The Carthage Literary Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the library in Carthage.

• The Rush County Health Department offers an immunization clinic each month. For those who are on Medicaid, uninsured or underinsured are eligible for the vaccines. Immunization Clinics for children are on the first Thursday of the month between the hours of 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. in Room #105 in the courthouse. Immunizations available are Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Hib, Hepatitis B, Varicella (Chickenpox), Prevnar, Rotavirus, HPV (Gardasil) and Meningococcal (Menactra). These are provided free of charge from the Indiana State Department of Health to children through the age of eighteen. Children under eighteen are required to have a parent or guardian fill out and sign permission forms each time the child receives an immunization. Records of previous immunizations should be brought in with the child. Federal guidelines states if a child has insurance coverage, other than Medicaid, you will need to contact the insurance carrier to see if the insurance covers vaccines. If it does, you will need to contact your doctor and have the child receive his/her vaccine from the doctor. Even if you have a deductible or co-pay, you must get the vaccine from the doctor. To be eligible to receive the immunizations at the Rush County Health Department, you must be on Medicaid, OR be uninsured, OR be underinsured which means that the insurance does not cover vaccines or a particular vaccine.