Retired teachers meet, Ollis guest speaker
Jackson County Retired Teachers plan to begin the 2012-13 year with a meeting at noon Sept. 20 at First Methodist Church, 201 E. Third St., Seymour.
Randy Ollis, a meteorologist with WISH-Channel 8 in Indianapolis, will be the guest speaker after the meal.
Teachers retiring at the end of the 2011-12 school year will be honored.
For information or place a luncheon reservation, call 522-9637.
Comedy on tap at Park Theatre Civic Center
Jennings County Players will open the 2012-13 season with the presentation of the comedy “Playing Doctor” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon.
Additional performances of the play by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Millmore will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 2 p.m. Sept. 23. The play is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Tickets are available at Park Theatre Office, 22 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon. The cost is $8 in advance for adults. Tickets are the box office are $10. Student ticket prices are $3, and the cost for preschoolers is $1.
The office is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Information: (812) 346-0330
Murphy family has 39th reunion, awards given
The 39th annual family reunion of Alvin and Maudie Davis Murphy was Aug. 26 at Shields Park in Seymour with 48 in attendance.
Michael Payne gave the dinner invocation, and president Earl Peacock called the reunion to order. Eunice Lacey read Joshua 1:9 in memory of Davis Junior Banks, son of Eva Sage, and Kendra Asburn, daughter of Sundra Leahigh and granddaughter of Eva Sage.
The 2013 officers are Leroy Davis II, president; Earl Peacock, vice president; Sundra Leahigh, scrapbook chairman; Eunice Lacey, secretary and treasurer; Betsy Ackret, Robert Peacock and Michael Payne, refreshment committee; Karen Davis, Edie Thompson and Loretta Reihl, entertainment committee; and Sue Payne, Sundra Leahigh and Loretta Riel, telephone committee.
The program committee gave prizes to June Dart, oldest woman present; Earl Peacock, oldest man present; Sara Fisher, traveling the farthest; and Ellie Peacock, youngest person present.
Jessica and Julia Shunney sang “This Old House and “Kaw Licoa-The Wooden Indian,” accompanied by Jessica playing her pink guitar.
The rest of the day was spent reminiscing about the days going to Grandpa and Grandma Murphy’s in the country and looking at pictures of past and present.
Saddle club planning poker ride, pitch-in meal
Spurs and Wheels Saddle Club gathered for the August meeting, which included a chicken barbecue, at Fort Vallonia Coon Hunters Club.
Club members decided to sponsor a “poker ride” for the September meeting. The ride will take place on Sept. 15, starting at the Skyline Drive Trail Head next to Fort Vallonia Coon Hunters Club.
The ride is open to anyone wishing to participate. Riders should be saddled and ready to ride by noon. Ride will last about two hours.
At 6 p.m., there will be a pitch-in meal at the coon hunters club with ham sandwiches furnished. Those attending should bring a food dish to share, drinks and chairs.
A business meeting will follow the meal.
Cost is $5 per person with prizes being awarded at the end of the ride.
Each horse is required to have a state bridle tag to ride on the trails.
For information, call Marvin Hash at 216-0331.
Rick Brown conducted the business meeting, and minutes and treasures report were read and approved.
Janice Goss read thank-you notes from several 4-H members in appreciation for the saddle clubs donation to the 4-H winners circle.
Brown thanked all club members who helped with the fun show and the open show at the fair as well as the club for supporting the mule and donkey show.
Potential members are invited to attend meetings. For information or to join, call Janice Goss at 358-2586. Anyone wishing to order RADA should call Joyce Spencer at 358-4050.
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