Our Town: Celestine


Herald Correspondent

A blood drive is planned from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 11, at St. Raphael Catholic Church.

Pastor installed

Bishop Joseph Siegel will preside at the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Celestine Church to install Fr. Jeff Read as pastor of St. Isidore Parish. A welcome reception will follow Mass in the Celestine Dining Hall.

Youth Appeal collection

St. Isidore Parish announces there will be a second collection this weekend for the bi-annual youth appeal.

All money raised in the appeal is used to send the St. Isidore youth to various retreats offered by the Evansville Diocese. Examples of these are Teens Encounter Christ, Right to Life Pilgrimage, Source + Summit, Catholic Heart Work Camp and National Catholic Youth Conference. This past year, St. Isidore Parish sent students and adults to all of these wonderful events. This November they will be sending 15 students and adults to NCYC in Indianapolis.

Through your generous donations, these students and adults can attend the events for a third of the cost. Students will be speaking at all Masses. Those attending the Masses may donate Aug. 10 and 11 or send a donation to the parish office at any time.

Jeep Booster golf scramble

The Jeep Booster’s golf scramble will be held at Lucas Oil Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and open to four-person teams. Each player should turn in their handicap or average 18-hole score when entering your team. The cost is $60 per player, which includes entry fee, one mulligan and a raffle ticket. Contact Terry Friedman at tfriedman@nedubois.k12.in.us or 812-630-1699 for more information or to enter your team. Prizes will be awarded. Refreshments, burgers and brats are complimentary on the course. The deadline to enter is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Parish Council

St. Isidore Parish welcomes Leah Beckman, Kelly Friedman, Wade Friedman and Randy Stemle to the St. Isidore Parish Council. They thank Jeremy Mundy, Teresa Betz, Jennifer Bieker and Joe DeKemper for their time and service with the parish council. Current parish council members are Joyce Hulsman, Whitley Kluesner, Kurt Hassfurther, Clarence Reckelhoff, Kathy Hopf, Stacy Brosmer, Ian Denu and Jeff Betz.

Religious Ed Commission

St. Isidore Parish welcomes Kirby Knies, Brenda Ferguson and Jamie Betz to the Religious Education Commission. Current members are Kevin Knies, Audrey Denu, Cassie Beyke and Ben Gessner. Mallory Hall and Laine Busick were thanked for their time and service with the Religious Education Commission.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts versus Jaguars football game will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

The youth group has 40 tickets available for high school students, college students and adults to attend the game. Tickets are $60 each and will only be guaranteed when people pay. A school bus will transport everyone to the game. The experience includes tickets to the Colts vs Jaguars game, testimonials from Colts players and coaches, and on-field access for photos. Contact Connie Matheis to reserve a spot by calling 812-639-9552 or emailing csmatheis@evdio.org.

Youth information

Grades five and six will have a youth gathering from 3 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the St. Raphael Campus. The youth minister will meet them at the front of school to gather and walk to the St. Raphael Campus. Those students attending will need a note saying that they can be released after school. A light snack will be served.

Youth group meetings for junior high students will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at the St. Celestine Campus starting at 5:30 p.m. The first meeting will be held Sept. 4.

Youth group meetings for high school students will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at the St. Celestine Campus starting at 5:30 p.m. The first meeting will be held Sept. 11.

Wiffle ball teams needed

Youth group teams are needed for the wiffle ball tourney at the Dubois Septemberfest Labor Day weekend. Contact the parish office or 812-639-9552 if interested.

Class reunion

The Dubois High School Class of 1951 celebrated their 68th class reunion on Saturday, July 13, at the Hot Spot Restaurant in Dubois.

Those attending were Lucille (Sander) Doty, Doris Lee (Mathies) Hohler, Sylvia (Schnell) Cottle and her brother, Charles Schnell, Imogene (Voelkel) Wininger and Howard Anderson and his wife, Joanna.

The afternoon was spent enjoying a delicious meal, visiting, sharing old pictures and reminiscing over old times. Only 13 classmates are living from a class of 33. The Jasper Dubois County Public Library and their on-line yearbooks yielded more information about the class. Class members were Howard Anderson, Delbert Angerer, Mary (Bachman) Moeller, John William Baer, Elta (Breitwieser) Borman, Robert Braun, Helen (Heeke) Mehringer (class historian), Donald Fischer, Louise (Hemmerlein) Weisheit, Eugene Coble, Sister Christina Kempf, OSB, Viola (Himsel) Watson, Bill Loveall, Laverne Mathias, Alois Pieper, Lucille Doty, Frederick Patcheak (class sergeant-at-arms), Mildred (Humbert) Vaal, Edwin Goller, Betty Ann (Nonte) Peyton, Doris Hohler, James Seger, Sylvia Cottle, Robert Schroering, Denis Theising, Imogene Wininger, Harold Wininger, Lillian (Pieper) Metzger, Herschel Zehr (class president), Melvin Leistner (class vice-president), Marilyn (Hall) Debrosse (class secretary), Emil Fuhrman (class treasurer)  and Eugene Pieper.

Their class motto was “Honor Lies in Honest Toil.” The next reunion will be celebrated on the second Sunday in July, which is July 11, at the Hot Spot Restaurant in Dubois. The reunion will begin at 2 p.m.

Daughters of Isabella

Jasper Circle 140 Daughters of Isabella will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in Room 301 of the St. Joseph’s Parish Center in Jasper.

Streetfest officers needed

Celestine Streetfest/Community of Celestine Inc. needs several new leadership board members before fall to help the current board members lead the 2020 Streetfest. Anyone of any age is welcome to join the current leadership team of Nancy Schroering, Glen Schepers and Marc Lampert.

The Streetfest is blessed with an outstanding large pool of volunteers and grounds who make the fest happen, but all good events need a group to steer the event to success and keep the momentum going. The fest is very healthy with area chairpersons taking the lead on food/drink, finance, entertainment, advertising, sponsorships, promotions, and so forth. If interested in learning more, contact Tony Buechler at 812-827-8430 or Nancy Schroering at 812-8271917.

Paint like Bob Ross

The Dubois Branch Library is offering a painting class led by certified Bob Ross Instructor Brian Sutton from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The painting is “Campfire” and is a beautiful fall woodland setting.

Sutton will lead people through this painting in four hours. All materials are included. Beginners are welcome. No previous painting experience is required. Participants will paint on an 11-by-14-inch canvas. The cost of the class is $50, but if they put in the special code, “DUBOIS1019,” they will pay $40.

People must register and pay online to reserve their spot. Go to www.bendintheroadstudio.com<http://www.bendintheroadstudio.com> and scroll down to find the Oct. 19 Dubois announcement in order to sign up. The library cannot sign people up or take payments.

The class is located at Dubois Branch Library 5506 E Main St. Dubois IN 47527. This is an age-restricted class. Participants must be age 18 or older to attend. There is a limit of 20 participants.

Dubois Branch Library

Beginning line dancing for adults: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Preregistration required for each class.

Geri-Fit classes: 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preregistration required for each class.

Chair yoga: 9-10 a.m. Fridays. Preregistration required for each class.

Technology help: 10 a.m-noon Fridays.

Myths and Facts: The Reality of Immigration in Indiana and Beyond, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Preregistration required.

Free blood pressure checks: 10-10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

My Big Person and Me: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 20 and 27; preregistration required.

Keurig’s Korner: after school-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 20 and 27. 

Family Craft: Disney Pixar Abstract Canvas Painting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, and 2:45-3:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.  Preregistration required.

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29.

Common Scams Targeting Seniors: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Preregistration required.

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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