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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana St. Agnes building to be razed convent garage. Father Raymond Kuper, pas- tor, said the decision caps a two- year study by two parish com- mittees. In 1995, the first committee concluded that the building should be removed. After six months of open meetings, the By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer The Parish Council at St. Agnes Church, Evansville, has decided to raze the old school building, built at the turn of the century, and add on to the old People we care about... Following is a feature in the Message, designed to help draw together the People of God in southwestern lndiana. Readers are invited to submit information about people who may ben- efit by some extra prayers and attention. Services were held March 17 for Lorena Graehler, 91, who died March 12. She is the mother of Father Kenneth Graehler, pastor at St. Mary Church, Sullivan, and St. Joan of Arc Church, Jasonville. Survivors also include a son, Albert Graehler of Louisville, and a daughter, Carol Hufnagel of Grant, Okla. Services were held at St. Joseph Church, Jasper. Services were held March 17 for Jean Collins, who died March 13. She is the sister of Jim Collins, director of Catholic Charities. Services were held March 18 for Providence Sister Theophane Faulstieh, 81, who died March 14. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence in 1934, and made her final vows in 1941. She taught music in schools staffed by the Sisters of Provi- dence, including St. John School, Vincennes. Services were held March 20 at St. Philip Church, St. Philip, for Joseph Wannemuehler, 67, who died March 17. He is the brother of Father Robert Wannemuehler. Please send information for PEOPLE WE CARE ABOUT to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. OF EVANSVILLE ON OLD STATE ROAD Built in 1825 for Noon Day Stage Coach Stop & Trading Post OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AS THE OLDEST RESTAURANT IN INDIANA 12 MILES NORTH 1 MILE EAST OF US 41 ii i EARLY STAGE OLDEST ORIGINAL LOG INN ' COACH , STOP Dine in the Original Log Room that Abraham Lincoln was in -in November 1844 DINNERS SERVED by Ala Carte Menu or FAMILY STYLE for 4 or More Draught Beer - Wine - Cocktails DINING ROOM SEATING 500 Serving Dinner from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday Closed Sunday and Monday Evansville Telephone 867-3216 GENE and RITA ELPERS, proprietors I I III I second committee recommended that the building being razed. When it was built, the red- brick building contained both the parish church and school. Over the years, it provided gym- nasium space for students at Westside Catholic Consolidated Intermediate School, as well as a meeting place for the parish Men's Club and the Boy Scouts. The kitchen in the basement was used fbr the "famous St. Agnes kuchens," said Martha Render, WCCS principal. In the parish newsletter, Father Kuper told parishioners that the old school building "has developed a number of prob- lems, the most recent are: the inability to have more than 50 percent of the boiler working; Debbie Dockery undergoes bone marrow procedure By MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer After waiting over a year, Deb- bie Dockery has finally undergone bone marrow treatment, paid in part by donations from individu- als and parishes throughout the Diocese of Evansville. Carol Griesbacher, Dockery's aunt, said Dockery started treatment two weeks ago and "she's doing well." A Message story, dated Jan. 29, 1996, provided details about her health problems, which began in March of 1994 when she discovered a lump in her breast. She immediately underwent chemotherapy and a mastecto- my. She was fine for a year, but during an annual check-up, a mass was discovered on her chest wall. "O She began chemotherapy again, and became a candidate for a bone marrow transplant at Duke University. The procedure carried a price tag of $75,0.00. Her family began organizing fund raising events, including a card party at St. Theresa Church, Evansville. Her moth- er, Gayla Dockery, also contact- ed every parish in the diocese, asking for help. "The response was remark- able," said Griesbacher. "What we all did work for is coming true," said her aunt. "Now, we are praying for a miracle." SCHNELLVILLE FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 the roof in thi lapsed before part of the pipe is "The building is serves in any' except Father iI $900 and building develop lems, fromthe The road," to S( ty pose building space for social itemS;: stored vent garage::: 1314' Have you had difficulty qualifying for standard life Catholic Knights of i introduces BENEVOLENT Graded Death Benefit 100% 60% 30% * Unlike some issue" policieS, begins at issue annually for coverage up to Annual for each Age 50 Age 60 Age 70 44.59 71.46 119.42 Available Ist yr 2nd yr 3rd yr Annual Premiums beginning as low as $50 For more information call our National Office at or our area represenative: Francis Schutte P.O. Box 20 * Englefield, Indiana 4 (812) 867-6342