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April 14, 1989 View Point The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 9 By FATHER JOSEPH L. ZILIAK Associate Publisher Th ; storm reminded us to ask God fear protection Where were you when the storm hit our area last Monday evening? There were two tragic deaths resulting from the storm and its aftermath of high waters and downed power lines. But were we not blessed in not having more loss of life? Fort Branch bore the brunt of the tornado's whimsical fury. But out of that mass of twisted metal and missing pieces of furniture and clothing, no lives were lost. For that we are grateful. Storms of such a dimension always remind me that someone else is in charge of our world. How many of us had our personal plans changed that night because of the storm? I would find it nearly impossible to figure that one out. I dare say that virtually everyone in our area found themselves rescheduling. It is interesting that various responses surface after such natural disasters hit an area. Questions always come forth as to why there wasn't enough Warning given ahead of time, or why horns were not blown marking _the emergency. It so happened that I was watching the NBC Evening News. The local affiliate broke into the newscast on several occasions showing the move- ment and direction of the storm. They have a Dop- pler radar which also indicates the height of storm activity. It is like watching a slice of the storm. At first I felt that there was a needless inter- ruption of the news, but then it became evident that the storm was quite serious and moving quite rapidly towards our area from the West. I was not home at the time. I was able, though, to head for home and arrive before the rains and the hail came. I don't always have the local news station on. I don't always have a radio stuck in my ear. Had the storm not come through at the exact time that did, had I not been watching a local news af- filitate, I might never have been aware of its inten- sity, its path or its speed. It is good that 1 have communications and warning systems, but to maintain that all people will have access to that in- formation is an unreal expectation. Our backyard was covered with hail. Overflow water from the neighborhood left a debris strewn parking lot here. Water unable to be soaked up by the earth flowed under the doors of our gym and school building. Thank God, people were in the building and a crew was quickly assembled to sweep the water outdoors again. Each of us has our stories to tell. Some found themselves in very difficult situations. Some didn't even make it home that night. We probably found out how secure and dry our basements were, or were not. Roofing was tested to its limits. Drainage systems were pushed to their capacity and beyond. The final conclusion is that we were forced once again to recognize that we are not in total control of our lives or environment. We ask God to keep us safe and protect us from sudden and un- foreseen dangers. We ask that the many who came forward and reached out helping hands to people in emergency trouble be blessed for their kindness. Bulletin Board Continued ham page 6 Carol Niehaus, 853-9731. .  In Vincennes -- Christian Life Prayer Group, Thursdays, '0 p.m. Contact Betty Weiler, 82-33b5. Fal .___)ily life "Parish Plan for Family Catechesis" is the title of a . ii Your Full Service Funeral Home Miller& Miller 424-9274 IIIllllllll III ii presentation to be held on Tues- day, April 18, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Catholic Center, Evansville. Speaker will be Sister Antoinette Purcell, O.S.B., of the Arch- diocese of Indianapolis. For more information, call 424-5536. Support groups Catholic Charities Bureau is now providing counseling ser- HAUB STEAK HOUSE i i i, PRIME STEAKS - SEAFOOD - CHICKEN (1) 768-6462 LARGE PARTY ROOMS Haubstadt, Ind. Medical Arts Pharmacy 3700 Bell0mead0 Avenue Phone 477-1532 Donald Gutzweiler City-Wide Delivery Duncan's Riverside Phafinacy Prescription Service Drugs-Sundries-Cosmetics Magazines - "We Deliver" Corner Riverside and Governor Evansville 422-9981 Newburgh Pharmacy BILL REINE, Pharmacist Complete Prescription Service and Health Supplies Phone 853-6166 00il00ii;iJiJiiiiiiiJ00Ji iiii!iJiii00iJY!!? PAUL'S Pharmacy Paul Mayer, Owner 2170 W. Franklin St. 425-4364 Plaza Pharmacy Newburgh Plaza Shopping Center Fast Prescription Service Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853-7141 Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy. 62 and N. Welnbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 Stratman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 vices for the Washington area. Counseling available for various types of family difficulties. Office in the convent at St. Mary's, Washington, however, appoint- ments should be made through St. Simon's, 254-2883. Call bet- ween 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. New Horizons, a support group for the divorced, legally separated, widowed and singles LinCo CoffeeServices Total Beverage Distributor Indiana - Illinois - Kentucky 46 Varieties of Coffees and Teas WHATEVER YOUR TASTE, WE CAN MATCH IT Washington 254-4409 Evansville 422-1833 American National Bank Bicknell - Sandborn Vincennes Drive-in Facilities - Member F.D.I.C. A Full Service Bank Buehlers I.G.A. "The Thrifty Housewife's Source of Savings" QUALITY FOODS, MEATS HUNTINGBURG Compliments Nass & Son Inc. FUNERAL HOME Huntingburg, Ind. i in the Dubois County area, will meet Sunday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. EST in the Holy Family School teachers' lounge, Jasper. Sister Betty Drewes will speak on Anger: How to deal with it. For information, call Father Fred Englert, 482-3076, Mary Bless- inger, 367-1163, or Carol Herzog, 482-4098. Caregivers Support Group, sponsored by St. Mary's Center for Healthy Aging, will meet on Thursday, April 27, beginning at Golden jubilarians 7 p.m. in St. Mary's Meeting Room 4. Free. For more informa- tion, call 479-4706. Adult Children of Alcoholics support group meets every Tues- ; day and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Regina Continuing Care Center, 3900 Washington Avenue, Evansville. :' An Alzheimer's support group meets the first Thursday of each month at St. Mary's Medical.::  See BULLETIN BOA RD page 10 ' ' WED & THURS NITE SPECIALS 10 oz. New York Strip Wed. - Prince Rib Choice of Potato & Salad: Choice of Potato ,q Salad $8.25 $8.95 CALL FOR Thurs. - Catfish Fiddlers & Filets RESERVATIONS Choice of Potato 103 Gibson Haubstadt and Salad  768 - 6131 $5.35 J [ HOLY .... 1 FATHER f': COUNCIL Meets at University of Evansville Newman Center 2nd 4th Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Msgr. M.E. Bilskie, chaplain New members invited. Call Doug Matheis Grand Knight, 473-3107 Mrl and Mrs. Robert F. Schnaus recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary cruising around New Zealand and Australia. Leona Kordes and Robert Schnaus were marrie{t Feb. 16, 1939, in St. Mary Church, Huntingburg. They are the parents of six children, Dorothy Hart and Mike, both of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Ruth Smith of Louisville, Ky.; Roberta McCarthy of Berwyn, Pa., and Helen Cottingham of Jackson, Wyo. Their son, Tom, died in 1966. The couple also has 17 grandchildren. They were resi'dents of Jasper, but currently live in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mr. Schnaus retired as president and general manager of Jasper Novelty Furniture Co. in 1973 and served as a director of the German American Bank for 26 ears.