Our Town: Celestine

Herald Correspondent

There will be a public performance by the Dubois Marching Jeeps at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the high school track. The band will compete in Indianapolis on Saturday, Oct. 26, for a state title.

Church shoot

The annual St. Isidore at St. Celestine fall shoot will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, on the grounds of the Celestine Community Club on Ellsworth Road.

Fried chicken dinners featuring famous Celestine homemade dressing will be served from 10:30 to 4 p.m. Hamburgers, French fries and chicken noodle soup will also be available.

Twenty handmade quilts will be raffled, as well as, a special quilt that was chosen by a vote at the quilt show in August. 

Kids can have fun on inflatables and with all of the planned games and activities from noon to 4 p.m. 

The 12-gauge ham shoot will begin at 11 a.m. Sign up for the beef shoot will close at 2 p.m., with shooting beginning at 2 p.m. for the first choice of a whole beef; beef and pork selections will awarded thereafter. 

Cost per shoot is $1.50, with up to 12 shoots on a board. The grand raffle features a top prize of $1,000.

Bingo will be played from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 years old.

St. Isidore Parish at St. Celestine will hold a Mass at 8 a.m. Mass at St. Isidore at St. Raphael’s Church will be at 10 am.


The Rosary will continue to be prayed at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the St. Raphael Rosary Trail through October. All are welcome to join.

Prepare for Mass

St. Isidore Parish reminds you that a great way to prepare for Mass is to come early and pray the Rosary. The Rosary is being led before the 4:30 p.m. and 8 and 10 a.m. Masses. The Rosary begins 30 minutes before Mass. 

Dubois Branch Library

The library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day and Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving

End-of-the-Month Book Club: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Discussing “Tornado Weather” by Deborah Kennedy.  Stop by the front desk to pick up a copy.

Bats!!!: 6 p.m. Tues. Oct. 29. Whitney Buechler, Patoka Lake nature interpreter, will teach us all about Indiana bats and why they are important;

Trick-or-Treating at the Library; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. Come dressed up and get a treat!

Keurig’s Korner: After school until 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For middle and high school students.       

Tech Help: 10 a.m.–noon Fridays, but not Nov. 8 or 29.  

First Saturday Book Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.  

Adult Craft: Thanksgiving Centerpiece:  6 p.m. Monday, Nov 4. Preregistration required.

Genealogy Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4.

To register for programs online go to www.jdcpl.us and click on the Event Keeper Calendar.  Find your program and click on Register. Or you can call or stop by the library to register for programs. Keep up to date by “liking” us on Facebook at Dubois Branch Library.

Northeast Dubois Schools

Recommendations for the renaming of schools for next school year are as follows: Dubois Elementary could become Northeast Dubois Elementary School; Dubois Middle could become Northeast Dubois Intermediate School; and Northeast Dubois High School could become Northeast Dubois Junior/Senior High School. Public comments can be made to the corporation office or any school principal.

A blood drive will be held at Northeast Dubois High School on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Please sign up in the high school office if interested. You must be at least 16 years old to donate, all 16 year olds must have a signed permission form.

The Northeast Dubois Lady Jeep Basketball program is selling license plates for $10 each. Please contact Andy Chinn if interested.

The following schedule has been set:

Monday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.: Financial aid workshop for seniors and their parents, high school cafeteria

Tuesday, Oct. 29:  Boys tennis banquet.

Thursday, Oct. 31: Soccer banquet.

Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving break.

All Saints Masses

Thursday, Oct. 31: 6 p.m., St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Friday, Nov. 1: 6:45 a.m., St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.

Friday, Nov. 1: 7 p.m., St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.

First Friday

Due to the Holy Day, first Friday Fun and Fellowship will have different look on Nov. 1.

Masses will be held at 6:45 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church and 7 p.m. at St. Celestine Catholic Church. The First Friday fellowship break will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Happy hour. 

Fall back

Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3. Remember to turn your clock back one hour.

Streetfest planning meeting

Please join us on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm at Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill basement for a Streetfest 2020 planning meeting. Streetfest 2020 will be held Saturday, June 27th. We ask someone from all areas of the fest attend to give a brief report on what their plans and needs for the 2020 event. If you want to get involved with helping plan the fest for 2020 this would be a great meeting to attend and step up to help keep this amazing fest going! We plan for this to be the last meeting of 2019 with monthly meetings to resume in January leading up to the event. Items on the agenda include: event goal setting, schedule review, entertainment discussion, new event ideas, chairperson and committee reports, openings for new committees and an open call for new ideas and suggestions.

Basketball fundraiser

The Northeast Dubois Boys Basketball team is offering barbecue dinners. The meals will be served carry-out from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Dubois Middle School. There is a choice of barbecued pork chop, rib or chicken dinners. Meals include a baked potato and green beans for $12.  All dinners are pre-sold and can be purchased from any Jeep basketball player, coach or manager. All proceeds go to support the basketball program.

Financial Peace University

Are you tired of money stress? Then you’re ready to join more than 5 million people whose lives have been changed by Financial Peace University. The nine-lesson course taught on video by Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan and Rachel Cruze helps you work a plan to nail a budget, defeat debt and free yourself from money worries. You’ll join a small group for discussions and lessons — all rooted in biblical wisdom and common sense. FPU includes your member workbook and a free year of Financial Peace membership, with online tools created to support your journey.

Financial  Peace University will be held Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Jan. 6 through March 9 through St. Isidore Parish in St. Celestine Hall. Class will not be held on Jan. 27.  To reserve a spot in class, call the parish office 812-634-1875 or visit https://www.fpu.com/1099529 online. The cost of your kit will be $100 and allows everyone in your house-hold to attend.

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