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Today's Features

  • SANTA CLAUS – Buying a new home can be a “roller-coaster experience” and during Thursday’s episode of House Hunters, the buyers take that phrase literally, with a ride on Holiday World’s Thunderbird.



    “When the producers of House Hunters asked us for a tour of the park, we couldn’t wait to offer them a ride on Thunderbird,” said Holiday World’s president, Matt Eckert. “The home buyers - Tom and Terri - didn’t hesitate; they rode over and over. In fact, they spent two days with us.”



  • FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a program, “On Staying at Table: Being Faithful Amidst Life’s Difficulties,” on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9:30 a.m. Eastern time until 11:30 a.m. at the Benedictine Hospitality Center at Kordes Hall on the grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – From Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, a dozen St. Paul youth and four chaperones attended a three-day National Catholic Youth Conference at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

    NCYC was a powerful three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers of high school age and their adults. Approximately 25,000 young people and their chaperones attended. Many bishops, priests, nuns and seminarians attended as well.

  • Christmas schedule at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

     

    ST. MEINRAD – The public is welcome to join the Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad as they celebrate Christmas in the Archabbey Church.

    On Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, vigils will begin at 7 p.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m.

    The Mass of Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25.

  • ST. MEINRAD –The Eykamp String Quartet will present a free concert Monday, Dec. 7, in the St. Bede Theater at 7:30 p.m. central time, on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad.

    Members of the Eykamp String Quartet serve as principal string players of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and as artists in residence at the University of Evansville.

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement. Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter.

    When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer, the primer tank had split right open. A little bit of moisture was left in the tank and it froze. The tank is made of cast iron so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terra-cotta pot.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The popular smartphone app developed by the Office of Monastery Vocations of Saint Meinrad Archabbey has launched an updated version with new features.

    Honor Your Inner Monk is a free prayer app that has been downloaded about 20,000 times. The app allows users to pray a different short prayer each morning and afternoon.

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Thanksgiving brought together a number of friends and neighbors, and a part of the get-together is turkey. The same happens for Christmas and turkey is a part.

    These are the plump domestic variety, not the lean dark meat wild variety taken during spring or fall hunting seasons.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Indiana’s 200th birthday will be celebrated throughout 2016. To commemorate the bicentennial, a book of two plays about President Abraham Lincoln, written by the Rev. Gavin Barnes OSB has been published.

    The book, “The Indiana Years & Between Friends: Plays about Abraham Lincoln,” has been endorsed as a Bicentennial Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

  • Mr. and Mrs. John O. Wittman of Evanston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12, at St. John’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Evanston, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m.

    John and the former Roberta (Bertie) Zimmerman were married Dec. 11, 1965, in a candlelight service at St. Peter’s E&R Church, in Lamar. They are the parents of two children, Cheryl (Steven) Southwood and Tina (Michael) DeVillez, both of Evanston. They have three grandchildren, Hayleigh and Allyson Southwood and John-David DeVillez.