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  • 10-26-2014, 1 to 5 p.m. Storytellers to compete in Tall Tale Tell Off

    The Tall Tale Tell Off, featuring five finalists making public presentations, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane.

    The contest is a collaboration between Brown County’s Writers, Readers and Poets Society and the Brown County Literacy Coalition.

    The theme is Remembering Hank Swain, who wrote "Hank Swain’s Tall Tales and Harmless Exaggerations" and taught tall-tale classes, inspiring others to take up the genre.

  • 10-28-2014, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 10-28-2014, 6 p.m. BC Area Plan Commission

    Brown County Area Plan Commission — 6 p.m., Salmon Room, County Office Building. Agenda includes request for rezoning of Freedom Park, 620 Gatesville Road, from secondary residential (R2) to general business (GB) by petitioner Deborah Farabaugh; allowance of two-lot minor subdivision known as Libby's Homestead, 3272 Greasy Creek Road, by petitioners Bernard & Genevieve Hatchett; allowance of two-lot minor subdivision, 7658 Hummingbird Drive, by petitioners Greg & Jayne Handrahan; and other business.

  • 10-28-2014, 7 to 8 p.m. Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area

    NEW BELLSVILLE — Working The Big Book, a 12-step program with open meetings, will be conducted from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement Fellowship Hall area at Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, on the corner of Mt. Liberty and Bellsville Pike roads.

    The recovery program is open for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and any others with addictions or addictive behaviors looking for anonymous group support in the community.

    All 12-Step members and sponsors are welcome.

  • 10-28-2014, 6 p.m. BC Area Plan Commission

    Brown County Area Plan Commission — 6 p.m., Salmon Room, County Office Building. Agenda includes request for rezoning of Freedom Park, 620 Gatesville Road, from secondary residential (R2) to general business (GB) and for a planned unit development by petitioner Deborah Farabaugh; allowance of two-lot minor subdivision known as Libby's Homestead, 3272 Greasy Creek Road, by petitioners Bernard & Genevieve Hatchett; allowance of two-lot minor subdivision, 7658 Hummingbird Drive, by petitioners Greg & Jayne Handrahan; Commissioners request to rezone fairgrounds property from secondary residential (R2) to business (B3); and other business.

  • 10-29-2014, 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant

    Live music — Jeff Foster, Hobnob restaurant, 17 W. Main St., 6 to 8 p.m., no cover. Information: 988-4114 or hobnobcornerrestaurant.com. Wednesdays.

  • 10-29-2014, 6 p.m. BC Board of Zoning Appeals

    Brown County Board of Zoning Appeals — 6 p.m., Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane.

  • 10-30-2014, 6:30 p.m. Gospel jam session

    Gospel music jam & sing — Sing, play, or listen. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 988-1288.

  • 10-30-2014, 7 to 9 p.m. WRAPS meetings

    The Writers, Readers And Poets Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and 20 in the lower level of the Brown County Library, 205 N. Locust Lane.

    The free group is open to the public.

    For more information, call the library at 988-2850.

  • 10-30-2014, 1:30 p.m. B.C. Election Board

    Brown County Election Board — 1:30  p.m., second-floor Salmon Room, County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane.

  • 10-30-2014, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 9th District candidate to meet public

    Bill Bailey, Democrat candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana 9th District, will meet with the public and answer questions at a town hall forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane.

    For more information, contact Bailey at 812-271-1398 or 812-216-0072, email bill@billbaileyforcongress.com, visit billbaileyforcongress.com or write to him at P.O. Box 991, Seymour, IN 47274.

  • 10-30-2014, 7:15 a.m., 3 p.m. Rotary Club

    Drawing for the winners in Brown County Rotary Club's annual raffle to help support both local and international charities will take place at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in Nashville's Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St. Top winner in the drawing will receive $2,000.

    At 3 p.m., club members will visit the Alion Mobile Technology and Repair Complex near the Monroe County Airport to learn about Alion's support for special operations teams of the U.S. Armed Forces. The visit is one of the club's occasional field trips to learn about area business activities. Teed Howard, the club's vocational services director, is coordinating the visit.

  • 10-31-2014, 6 p.m. Bingo

    Bingo — Fridays, Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m.

  • 10-31-2014, 6 to 9 p.m. Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville

    The Town of Nashville has slated official trick-or-treat hours for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

  • 10-31-2014, Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting

    From 6 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, the Brown County/Purdue Extension will host its annual meeting with dinner at the new exhibit building at the 4-H fairgrounds.

    The Elder Heart group (leaf sculpture in front of the visitor’s bureau) will be the guest speakers.

    Meal and beverage will be provided; attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share.

    If attending, for more information or with dietary/special needs, respond by Friday, Oct. 31 by email to jrigley@purdue.edu, or by phone to 988-5495.

  • 11-01-2014, 4 to 7 p.m. Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church

    CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road, will host its annual chicken and noodle dinner and craft bazaar, serving from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

    Dine in or carry out for a free will offering. Proceeds benefit local community missions such as St. Vincent de Paul and the backpack project for Van Buren Elementary School.

    The church is located at the intersection of Christianburg and Hamilton Creek roads in southeastern Brown County.

    For more information, call the church at 988-1870.

  • 11-01-2014, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 11-01-2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church

    HELMSBURG — Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St. will host its annual craft and bake sale in the church's new fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

  • 11-01-2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

  • 11-01-2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner

    BEAN BLOSSOM — From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, will conduct its eighth annual holiday bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale and bean dinner.

    Hand-crafted items include patchwork potholders, baby bibs, greeting cards, homemade jams and jellies.

    Bake sale items include cakes, pies, breads and cookies.

    The bean dinner menu includes ham and bean soup, corn muffins, salad, desert and choice of drink for a donation of $5. Carry-out is available.

    The hand-made, queen-size quilt to be raffled is called Midnight Stars, with white stars on a royal blue background. Tickets cost a donation of $1 each or six tickets for $5. Ticket-holders need not be present to win at the drawing, slated for 3 p.m.

    For more information or to purchase tickets, call 988-7892.

  • 11-04-2014, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 11-04-2014, Government offices CLOSED

    Nashville Town Hall and Brown County government offices will be closed in observance of General Election Day. Regular office hours will resume Wednesday, Nov. 5.

  • 11-05-2014, 7 p.m. Woodworkers club

    The Brown County Woodworkers Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road.

    Jerry C. Forshee will present "How to get the most out of your Bench Top Planer".

    Anyone interested in woodworking is welcome.

  • 11-05-2014, 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant

    Live music — Jeff Foster, Hobnob restaurant, 17 W. Main St., 6 to 8 p.m., no cover. Information: 988-4114 or hobnobcornerrestaurant.com. Wednesdays.

  • 11-06-2014, 6:30 p.m. Gospel jam session

    Gospel music jam & sing — Sing, play, or listen. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information: 988-1288.

  • 11-06-2014, 7 to 9 p.m. WRAPS meetings

    The Writers, Readers And Poets Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 6, 20 and Dec. 4  in the lower level of the Brown County Library, 205 N. Locust Lane.

    The free group is open to the public.

    For more information, call the library at 988-2850.

  • 11-06-2014, 10 a.m. Salt Creek Trail Committee

    Salt Creek Trail Committee — 10 a.m., Parks & Recreation Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane.

  • 11-06-2014, 6:30 p.m. Brown County Schools Board of Trustees

    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees — 6:30 p.m., Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road, Morgantown Agenda includes consideration of the following additional appropriation of the bonds which the Board has determined to issue.  The Board considers such additional appropriation necessary to meet the extraordinary emergency existing at this time:

    An appropriation in the amount of $2,350,000 on account of the general renovation of, improvements to and equipping of the Brown County High School, the Brown County Junior High School and the Brown County Intermediate School, including incidental expenses necessary to be incurred in connection with the building project and the issuance of bonds on account thereof.  The funds to meet such additional appropriation are to be provided by the issuance and sale of bonds by the School Corporation.

    The foregoing appropriation is in addition to all appropriations provided for in the existing budget and tax levy, and an extraordinary emergency for such appropriation exists by reason of the inadequacy of the present buildings to provide the necessary school facilities in the school corporation.

    Taxpayers of the School Corporation appearing at the meeting shall have the right to be heard in respect to the additional appropriation.

  • 11-06-2014, 7:15 a.m. Rotary Club

    Rotarian Floyd Lancia, Rotary International's Midwest zone coordinator for the Rotary Foundation, will speak at the Brown County Rotary Club's Thursday, Nov. 6, breakfast meeting at 7:15 a.m. in Nashville's Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.

    Lancia will be accompanied by past District Governor Tim Lee, who rallied the 36 Rotary Clubs in Southern Indiana to record support of the Rotary Foundation during the 2013-2014 Rotary year. The foundation supports Rotary International's educational, humanitarian and civic projects in nearly every country of the world.

  • 11-07-2014, 6 p.m. Bingo

    Bingo — Fridays, Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 State Road 135 North., Bean Blossom, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m.

  • 11-08-2014, 5 to 8 p.m. Second Saturday Village Art Walk

    Ten downtown Nashville art and craft galleries remain open from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, some with music, refreshments, demonstrations, and other activities.

    Participants in the Art Walk include: Jerseyana Gallery in Possum Trot Square, Broomcorn Johnny's and Weed Patch Music, both next to the Courthouse; John Elmore at Chateau Thomas; B3 Gallery; Hoosier Artist; Ferrer Gallery; Iris Garden; the Brown County Craft Gallery; and the Brown County Art Guild.

    The Art Walk takes place each second Saturday through November. The event is self-guided and free.

    Information: 812-340-8781 or villageartwalk.com.

  • 11-08-2014, 8 to 10 a.m. Free community breakfast at Sprunica church

    Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road, will serve a free community breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The menu includes biscuits and gravy, rolls, eggs and more.

    The church serves the free breakfast the second Saturday of each month.

  • 11-08-2014, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 11-08-2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

  • 11-11-2014, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 11-12-2014, 6:30 p.m. Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school

    All scholarship applicants must attend or send an adult representative to a mandatory scholarship meeting at Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. Juniors in high school are encouraged to attend as well.

    The meeting will provide information and instructions for completing scholarship applications offered through the Brown County Community Foundation, Inc.

    Scholarship applications will only be given to individuals who attend the mandatory meeting. Applications cannot be distributed at any other time.

    Scholarships are available for current high school graduates, students currently enrolled in college, past graduates planning to enroll and G.E.D. graduates.

    For more information, call the Brown County Community Foundation at 988-4882 or email scholarships@bccfin.org.

  • 11-12-2014, 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant

    Live music — Jeff Foster, Hobnob restaurant, 17 W. Main St., 6 to 8 p.m., no cover, Wednesdays. Information: 988-4114 or hobnobcornerrestaurant.com.

  • 11-13-2014, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Go Club at the library Thursdays

    Learn to play the ancient strategy game of Go.

    The Brown County Go Club meets weekly from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays in meeting room A of Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. The free program is for ages 12 and older. For more information, call the library at 988-2850.

  • 11-14-2014, 6 p.m. Bingo

    Bingo — Fridays, Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 State Road 135 North., Bean Blossom, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6 p.m.

  • 11-15-2014, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 11-15-2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge

    Dave Miller — Live music, Little Gem restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

  • 11-18-2014, 6 p.m. Euchre

    Euchre — Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

  • 11-19-2014, 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant

    Live music — Jeff Foster, Hobnob restaurant, 17 W. Main St., 6 to 8 p.m., no cover, Wednesdays. Information: 988-4114 or hobnobcornerrestaurant.com.

  • 11-20-2014, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Go Club at the library Thursdays

    Learn to play the ancient strategy game of Go.

    The Brown County Go Club meets weekly from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays in meeting room A of Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane. The free program is for ages 12 and older. For more information, call the library at 988-2850.

  • 11-23-2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off

    Nashville Police Department Reserve Officers will host a chili cook-off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at the police department, 200 Hawthorne Drive.

    While the meal, which includes chili and dessert, is free, donations to benefit the reserve division will be accepted.

    Some reserve officers will be available to meet at the cook-off. They all work on a volunteer basis and mostly pay for their own equipment.

  • 12-13-2014, 8 to 10 a.m. Free community breakfast at Sprunica church

    Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road, will serve a free community breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

    The menu includes biscuits and gravy, rolls, eggs and more.

    The church serves the free breakfast the second Saturday of each month.

Obituaries
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Jim Wint, 51, Scipio
  Brother of Karen Redding of Nashville

Marilyn L. (Gooch) Armstrong, 81, Nineveh
  Former owner/broker of Salt Creek Realty in Nineveh

Patricia Ann Powell Kearney; Ft. Worth, Texas
  1963 graduate of Brown County High School

  • October 26
    Storytellers to compete in Tall Tale Tell Off
    1 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 28
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 28
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • October 28
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • October 28
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • October 29
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 29
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • October 30
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • October 30
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 30
    B.C. Election Board
    1:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • October 30
    9th District candidate to meet public
    7 to 8:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 30
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m., 3 p.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • October 31
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 31
    Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville
    6 to 9 p.m. Nashville
  • October 31
    Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting
  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road