FRIDAY (9/15)

n RCHS Homecoming game time vs. New Palestine is 7:30 p.m. today. Former athletes who wear letter jackets or sweaters will be allowed into the game for free. Please come to the south gate.


n The Rush County Democrat Party will host its annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner Saturday. There will be a social beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased from any precinct person or county Democrat officer. The featured speaker for this event is Robin Winston, former Indiana Democrat State Party chair. Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 227 E. Third Street, Rushville. Reservations may be made by calling 932-3488 on or before Tuesday.

n The Raleigh Community Club will host a fundraising benefit beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with a dinner. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings will be available for $5. The Carter Lanning Combo will be the featured act and will play until 11 p.m. Cost for the dance is $6. Come out to Raleigh for good, clean entertainment and to support the Raleigh Community Club.

n The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend a series of public forums regarding community changes in Greensburg and Decatur County. The first one will be “Initial Impact and Community Changes Resulting from Honda.” This discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Greensburg Community High School auditorium. Free admission. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter through the front doors of Greensburg High School off Central Avenue.

n Lewisville Lodge No. 72 and Eastern Star No. 463 are having a chicken noodle dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lewisville Masonic Temple. Donation of $5 gladly accepted.

SUNDAY (9/17)

n Rush County Arc Ride-a-Bike will meet at 12:30 p.m. (1 p.m. start time) Sunday in the South Veterans Memorial Park gazebo. (Note change from shelterhouse). Proceeds this year will go toward buying handicapped accessible playground equipment for city parks. The 15-mile bike ride includes two rest stops and sag wagons. For information on getting pledge forms contact Greg and Julie Innis at 932-5190 or Julie Innis at 663-2416 or 629-2265.

n The public is invited to a free concert featuring Kristine Stout’s Joybells at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church, 226 North Morgan Street, Rushville. She is a handbell soloist playing three octaves of English handbells—37 bells in all. Her program includes a variety of music: folk, gospel, patriotic, classical. There will be a free-will offering.

MONDAY (9/18)

n The quarterly board meeting of the Rush County Solid Waste Management District will be at 5 p.m. Monday in Room 102 of the Rush County Courthouse. This is a public meeting and anyone interested in how this community manages its trash, household toxic waste, and recycling is welcome to attend.

n The Rush County Master Gardeners and Friends will meet at 6:30 Monday at the home of Carol Jones, 241 W. 12th Street, Rushville. This will be the annual Garden Celebration pitch-in dinner. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Members are to bring a covered dish and a folding or lawn chair. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to join us and enjoy the evening in Jones’ garden. In case of foul weather, we will meet at the Assembly Room at the Rush County Courthouse.


n Rushville Optimist Club is sponsoring a golf outing Wednesday at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course. Registration is at 8 a.m. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Dinner and awards will follow. Cost is $50 per person/$200 per team. Entry deadline is Sept. 15. For more information call Mike Alsman, (765) 561-1136; Phil Brashaber, (765) 932-2830; Melissa Ooley, (765) 561-4250; Steve Price, (765) 561-3199; or Jim Wilkinson, (765) 932-5651.

n Rushville American Legion Auxiliary #150 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 113 South Morgan Street, Rushville. This is the first meeting of the new year for the local auxiliary. President Virginia Willkie invites all members to attend. Various committees and events for the upcoming year will be announced.

n The Rushville Business and Professional Women (BPW) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Flat Rock Grill. Michelle Walls, extension educator, will present the program titled “Ten Simple Truths That Lead to an Amazing Life. All members are urged to attend.


n Rush County Health Department will hold a senior screening from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the New Salem Methodist Church. There will be screening for weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, hemoglobin, blood sugar and hemocult testing. Also, health education will be included during the screening program. Referrals to private physicians will be made when needed. This is available to all Rush County senior citizens at no cost. For those not in the New Salem area, screening will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the same Thursday in Room 105 of the courthouse.

FRIDAY (9/22)

n First Southern Baptist Church, 1159 S. Airport Road, Rushville, will host the 10th annual Gospel Fest starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Open to the public. A free will offering will be accepted. For more information call the church at (765) 932-2471; Pastor Jeff at (765) 938-1833; or event sponsor Living Proof at (765) 932-4135 or 969-7175.

n An Amish benefit smorgasbord and auction will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Daniel Miller residence, 1.5 miles south of Milroy at 9183 SR 3. Auction to begin at 6:30 p.m. Auction donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated. For information call (812) 663-4863 or (765) 629-2152. All proceeds will go to hospital bills. Menu: baked chicken and meatloaf with all the trimmings.


n The 7th annual horseshoe tourney sponsored by the Rushville Parks and Recreation Department is Saturday at the courts in North Veterans Memorial Park. Rain date Sept. 30. Sign-in at noon; play at 1 p.m. Double elimination, blind draw. Concessions, restrooms available. Entry fee $10; entry funds used as cash prizes.

n The Rushville Consolidated High School Class of 1976 will celebrate its 30th reunion Sept. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Rushville. We are currently looking for Ella Allen Young, Glen Kuntz, Michelle Barnes Frazen, Carl Lanning, Fred Borders, Bryan Linville, Cathy Long, Judy Case, Mark Dillon, Brent May, Patty Messer Ray, Brian Eaton, Ronnie Montgomery, Robert Floyd, Darrel Goodpaster, Beatriz Serrano, Joy Smiley, Scott Harcourt, Kevin Springman, Mary Harcourt Webb, Greg Stoner, Jeri Taylor, Amonica Hollar, Lester Wagoner, Melinda Hood Hokey, Richard Jacobs, Dale Witsman, Denzil Ketchum, Scott Mohr, Jim Smith. If you know where any of the above can be reached, please contact Debbie O'Neal Turner at (765) 679-5959.

n IUE-CWE Local No. 919 will have a 50th anniversary celebration picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Miller Building in Roberts Park. All active and laid-off union members, retirees and their families are invited to attend.

n Hoosier Fall Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 in Knightstown. There will be activities for all ages, tours of the Hoosier Gym, booths and entertainment.

SUNDAY (9/24)

n The annual Orange School reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Willows On The Green (Connersville Country Club), 1928 West Country Club Road. Buffet dinner served from 1 to 3 p.m. Reservations are needed by Sept. 10. For more information or reservations contact any of the following—Duane Beaver (317) 898-1034; Nilah Cox (765) 825-4976; Fern Gallimore (765) 932-2554; Grace Turner (765) 825-8418; Carol Short (765) 825-2739.

n The annual McQueen Family Reunion will be Sept. 24 at the Brookville Senior Citizens Building at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Pitch-in dinner will start at 1 p.m. All family and friends are invited. Please plan to attend.

n The 11th annual Songfest is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Orange United Methodist Church. The Outreach Praise Band will sing. Mick Miller, pastor of College Corner U.M. Church, will be guitarist. Others participating will be Just Grace, Jennifer Hacker, Troy Lunsford and Hanna’s Creek Women’s Trio. The public is cordially invited to attend. Refreshments and fellowship following songfest.

n Trinity Presbyterian Church in Rushville will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its building at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24.


n Nu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its fourth annual kitchen tour Sept. 30. Tickets are available at the Shampoo Bowl for a $12 donation; after Sept. 15 – $15.

n Big Brothers Big Sisters will host a volunteer appreciation breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at First Presbyterian Church, 226 N. Morgan Street, Rushville to honor past and present volunteers as well as loyal supporters of the program. RSVPs can be made to 932-5449 or


TUESDAY (10/10)

n The Amish school community will have a blood drive from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Milroy Amish School on SR 3. Please bring a valid ID and drink plenty of fluids before donating. For information call (765) 629-2152.

THURSDAY (10/12)

n The Rush County Democrat Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Rushville Common Council Chambers, 270 W. 15th Street. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month and are open to the public.


n The American Legion Auxiliary No. 150 will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at 113 S. Morgan, Rushville. President Virginia Willkie invites and encourages all members to attend.


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 parent support group has been formed in Rushville and 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. Hope to see you there.

u Local artisans, bakers and growers are welcome to set up tables or sell from the back of their trucks along the south side of the Rush County Courthouse as the Market on the Square starts at 8 a.m. each Saturday. There’s no charge for vendors, just the opportunity to make a profit. Market on the Square is supported by the Rush County Arts Council and the Heart of Rushville and is scheduled for every Saturday morning through Sept. 30. Questions may be directed to Gilda Caviness at (765) 932-2363.

n AA and Al-Anon has meetings at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rushville.

n A dance at the Raleigh Community Club is held from 8 to 11 p.m. every Saturday. Everyone is welcome.

n St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 924 N. Main Street, Rushville, offers free coffee, pastries and nondenominational listening at 7:30 (if we get up in time) to 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Look for the big red doors (they need painted).

n Rushville Kiwanis meets at 6 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month at the Chicken Shoppe, 626 N. Spencer Street, Rushville. Everyone is welcome. Call 932-4630 for reservations.

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 The Alzheimer’s Association offers support groups for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Participants in support groups receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues they face and the latest information about research. All meetings are confidential and free of charge. Caregiver support group meetings are held in Rushville at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Rush Memorial Hospital, 1300 N. Main Street, first floor community room. For more information call Julie Haley at (317) 431-5357 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

n Anyone interested in attending an Optimist meeting is welcome to attend at 6:15 a.m. the first, third and fifth Tuesday mornings at the Country Cooker Restaurant and at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at the Flatrock Grill.

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