Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

The public is invited to the Celestine Community Club’s last annual First Friday Night sheephead tourney for 2019. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and play will begin at 7 p.m. at the club. Food and refreshments will be served. 

Competing in state contest

Celestine Elementary fourth-grader Carson Beck will compete in the state championship of the nationwide Knights of Columbus free-throw contest on Sunday, March 3, in Noblesville at St. Theodore Guerin High School. Carson’s local round was sponsored by Good Shepherd of the Hills which serves St. Isidore Parish, where Carson is a member. 

Ash Wednesday schedule

It is not too early to think about Lent. Mass Times will 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at St. Raphael Church, noon at St. Celestine Church and 6 p.m. at St. Celestine Church. There will be Wednesday evening Religion Education classes from 7 to 8 p.m. on that day.

Streetfest 2019 meeting

Join the Community of Celestine at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the basement of The Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill for the next public planning meeting for Streetfest 2019. The fest is set for Saturday, June 29.

The meeting will include reports from all chairpersons and areas of the fest. They welcome anyone to attend to contribute ideas.

They ask that each of the main organizations that play major roles (and will receive future distributions from the profits) have one or two members on hand to take notes and report back to their organizations. These organizations are the Celestine Community Club, Celestine Park, Knights of Columbus, Celestine PTO, Celestine Volunteer Fire Department and St. Isidore Parish.

The agenda for the March meeting is:

Schedule: Review what they believe to be the final schedule so they can begin promoting it to the public.

Menu: Reports from the Celestine Park and Knights of Columbus on their proposed menu items.

Gaming: Updates on the gaming activities they are planning. They need people to help on this committee.

Scavenger hunt: Updates on the latest plans for this event. They need people to help on this committee.

On stage games: Updates on the latest plans for this event. People are needed to help on this committee.

Logistics, set-up and tear down: Updates on the plans in these areas, along with a call for help in these areas.

If you are interested in joining these committees or have other ideas, please contact Tony Buechler at 812-827-8430 or Dawn Schaefer at 812-639-1048.

Friday Mass change

During Lent, Father will say Mass at 6 a.m. Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 12. The First Friday Mass on April 5 will be held at 8 a.m. due to other First Friday activities.

After Lent, the Friday Mass will return to 8 a.m.

Fish fries

A fish fry will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the St. Celestine Campus. The fish fry will be held until all 600 plates are gone. Dine-in, drive-thru or carryout will be available. The meal will feature fish, German fries, bread, slaw and dessert at $10 a plate.

Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus will sponsor a fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 12. Drive-thru begins at 6 p.m.

Spring shoots

The Celestine Community Club has several spring shoots:

Friday, March 22: Community club.

Friday, March 29: Celestine Park.

Friday, April 5: Community club.

Friday, April 12: Knights of Columbus.

Friday, April 26: Celestine Fire Dept.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. for the shoots, and the kitchen will open at 6 p.m. Closed matches begin at 8 p.m. All are invited to come out and support these wonderful organizations that do so much for the parish and community.

Community yard sales

The Celestine community spring yard sales will be held April 26 and 27. Call Kristy Buechler at 812-481-2251 no later than Monday, April 22, to get location on the map.

Softball signups

Girls ages 4 to 13 interested in playing in the Northeast Dubois Youth Softball League may still sign up. Call 812-639-7304 or 812-630-2221 by Sunday, March 3.

Little League baseball

Registration forms for Little League baseball are available at the elementary and middle schools. Those born between September 2006 and August 2015 are eligible to play.

Winning robotics team

Congratulations to the Dubois Middle School’s seventh- and eighth-grade Vex Robotics team for winning their competition in Tell City. The team finished in first place out of 30 teams. By doing so they earned the right to compete in the state finals being held at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, March 9.

Team members are Paige Troxal, Alyssa Sander, Landon Reuber, Parker Schroeder, Anna Butler, Daphne Lindenschmidt, Austin Wood, Alex Dooley, Aiden Elliott, Sydney Roach, Madison Cox and Savannah Mcintosh.

Northeast Dubois Corp.

March 12: End of third quarter.

March 25-29: No school, spring break.

Dubois Elementary events

Dubois Elementary will host its annual Spring Fling on Thursday, March 14, at the school.

Dubois Elementary Book Fair Family Night will held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.


Post-prom meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, March 4 and 18 and April 1.

Meeting times for the week of April 8 through 12 will be announced.

Dubois Branch Library

Free Seed Month: Choose up to 10 packets of free garden and/or flower seeds.

Spring Reading Challenge: Until March 31. Sign up for our new online reading app.

Look for Lucky (children up to fourth grade): March 16.

Saturday book sale: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 2.

Reptiles and Amphibians: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Presented by Indiana DNR’s Whitney Buechler.

Dubois County Genealogical Society: 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. Discussion on cemetery stories,

Elementary and Family Creativity Time: Bird Houses, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, and 2:45-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. Preregistration required.

My Big Person and Me: Every Tuesday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Preregistration required.

Keurig’s Korner: Every Tuesday after school until 5:30 p.m. Middle and high schoolers. Not meeting March 26.

Technology help: Every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. No help on March 1.

Gardening 1, 2, 3: Rescheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, March 29. Presented by the Purdue Extension office.

Friends and Family CPR (age 16 and older): 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Preregistration required.

Free blood pressure checks: 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 15.

Operation Ozobot Evo: Evo Story Generator, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Preregistration required.

Tea Tasting with Erin Doyle: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Preregistration required.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 25. Stop by the front desk to pick up a copy.

Harry Potter Escape Room: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, March 28. High school age and adults; preregistration required.

To register for programs online, go to www.jdcpl.us and click on the Event Keeper Calendar. Find the program and click on register. Keep up to date by “liking” the library on Facebook at Dubois Branch Library.

Submitted items

Items for this column may be mailed to Kathy Bachman at 808 Eisenhower Ave., Jasper IN 47546; called to 812-482-2074; or emailed to kabachman@twc.com. Items need to be received by Wednesday night to be included in Friday’s column.

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