Summer Indoor Picnic Meal

Bethlehem's Summer Indoor Picnic Meal will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church parish hall, 6351 N. 200th St., two miles south of Altamont.

Menu includes fried chicken, homemade potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, deviled eggs, apple sauce, corn and hot dogs, homemade ice cream and desserts.

Carry-outs are available, freewill donation. Proceeds to go toward SHANTZ Pipe Organ Project.

Food Pantry, soup kitchen

Enduring Freedom Ministries (EFM) has announced Grocery Distribution and Soup Kitchen dates for July and August.


Tuesdays, July 2 and 9, 4-6 p.m.

Wednesdays, July 10 and 17, noon-2 p.m.

Saturday, July 2, 8:30-11:30 a.m.


Tuesdays, Aug. 6 and 13

Wednesdays, Aug. 14 and 21

Saturday, Aug. 31

EFM is a Food and Clothing Pantry, along with a Soup Kitchen. It is a free service and for all counties. Everyone is welcome.

On Tuesdays/Wednesdays, families get groceries based on the number of family members. On Saturdays, due to the volume, more types of groceries are brought out but all families get the same amount.

Bring your own sturdy laundry basket and hot/cold bags or your frozen items. Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Those who do not have transportation can call the transit bus system, 1-855-755-2478, on the third Wednesday and the last Saturday of the month for a ride.

Call Vickie at 217-240-0059 to make a free appointment or for any questions.

Ramblin' Rose Bus Schedule

Catholic Charities Ramblin’ Rose offers free basic school supplies, as well as clothing for children grades K-12.

The Ramblin' Rose Bus will be at the following locations.

July 8 — Mason Christian Academy, Mason, 5-7 p.m.

July 23 — Altamont Grade School, Altamont, 4-6 p.m.

Aug. 1 — St. Elmo Grade School, St. Elmo, 4-6 p.m.

Aug. 12 — Beecher City Foodliner, Beecher City, 4-6 p.m.

For more info, call 217-857-1482 or go online:

Rep. Bailey Traveling Office

State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) announced the next dates, times and locations for his ‘Traveling Office Hours’ program to bring state government to his constituents who may not be able to travel to the district office in Louisville. The date is:

Wednesday, July 24

Dieterich — 9-10:30 a.m. Village Hall, 109 N. Main St.

Newton — 11 a.m.-noon City Hall, 108 N. Van Buren