Van Buren Elementary is having a Veterans Day Program on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9-10:30 a.m., in the gymnasium. The staff is putting together this program to honor those from the community that have served their country. They want to recognize veterans, those who are currently serving, and the deceased who have served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
These veterans and their families are welcome to come and enjoy the program and to stay for refreshments. Please let the school know that you are coming so they know how much to prepare. RSVP to 448-1362.
The public is also welcome to share in this recognition of our service people. Van Buren Elementary would like to put together a list of all those VB graduates that have served in the military. If you, or a loved one, were in the military, the school wants to put your name on the list. It is good for the kids to know about all the people from Van Buren who have served or are currently serving their country.
The Pie Auction at Harmony United Methodist went well. Chris Pell was the auctioneer. Brad Pell did the Vanna White job. The cashiers were Judy Maurer and Brenda Shorter. I don't have the totals yet.
Harmony United Methodist Women will meet on Monday, Oct. 25, at the church. Meetings start at 7 p.m. Opal Schopmeyer and Barbara Pell will be the hostesses. With God's help, I will be attempting to do the lesson. The ladies need to finalize plans for a couple of upcoming events: the Christmas Party and the Raffle for the Fish Fry. Those who have collected raffle prizes, should bring them to the meeting to get an idea of what we still need. The raffle will be held in the Senior Sunday School room. Anyone wishing to donate an item can put it in that room.
HUMC will be holding a Jonah Fish Fry on Sunday, Nov. 7. It will start at 11:30 a.m., so that people can stop for fishies' on their way home from church. Eat-in or carry-out. A drive-through has been discussed but plans are not finalized. We're not sure if we will have enough volunteers to get that organized.
Judy Maurer and Brenda Shorter are co-chairs for the Fish Fry. They reminded everyone at church on Sunday that they would need pies and cakes for the dessert tables. A sign-up sheet was circulated. Desserts are still needed.
All retired teachers should have received a call about the upcoming CCRTA Fall Social at Kennedy Crossing. It will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, starting at 6 p.m. If you did not get a call, please contact one of the officers/past officers: Jesse Pitts, Carolyn Ledgerwood, Pat Wilkinson, Mary Ann Froderman, Hazel Miller, Denzil Adams, Odena Harper or me. Someone could have been left off the lists or we have the wrong phone number.
There were two people on my new call list that I could not contact: Carol Stelle and Tony Pittman. The call lists are the main method of communication until we have a complete listing of emails.
Chili soup, all the fixin's and desserts will be served at the CCRTA Fall Social. The Executive Committee is preparing the chili. Desserts and snack foods would be appreciated, but not required, by those attending the event.
Lance Stallcop has been working with Odena Harper, Pat Wilkinson, and Carolyn Ledgerwood to set up the CCRTA website. The pictures from the Executive Session should be on there now. Other information about the organization is also available.
Northview Choir had to cancel their performance for the Fall Social. The entertainment for the evening will be the Vigo County Extension Homemakers Chorus. The director is Jackie Reems.
IRTA President Nancy Tolson will bring us up to date on various issues concerning retired teachers.
Carolyn Tausig reminds everyone to keep track of your volunteer hours. We will have a coffee in December to turn those in to her.
The totals on volunteer hours are used to persuade legislators when it is time for a pension COLA. It is good to see how many hours retired teachers are giving back to the community in so many different ways.
Raffle and door prizes will be presented after the CCRTA meeting. Restaurant gift certificates, screwdriver set, picture frame, and flashlights are some of the items that will be given away. If someone has a new product they would like to promote, contact one of the officers. It is good advertising to give it as a door prize.
Happy Birthdays to Betty Julbert (21st), Ryan London, Alisha McCoy, & Sheila Termeer (23rd), Kelly Pell (24th), and Trent Pell (28th). Happy Anniversary to Gail & Carole Weaver (22nd).
Oct. 23 -- Food Share Distribution at First Christian 9-10:30 a.m.
Oct. 30 -- West District Missions Gathering at Brazil First UMC
Oct. 31 -- West District Conference at Seelyville UMC
Nov. 2 -- Harmony Town Council at the Community Center 7:30 p.m.
Harmony United Methodist Calendar
Oct. 24 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 25 -- UMW Meeting 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 -- Bowling at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 -- Bible Study 9 a.m., Quilting 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 7 -- Fish Fry 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.