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BYPAULR. LEINGANG to Father Dietsch. He noted the present reality shortly 'i_,9! TheMesSage- for Catholics Of!Sohthvesteth|hfllahh '" , Peter and Paul parish hall nearly finished Message Editor )arish hall at Sts. Church, Pe- is nearing comple- 3.300 square-foot ag is located west of parking lot. One story facility is )ed accessible and with a mod- and an unob- meeting area large to serve as a social place for the 155- that the economy of the county has been heavily de- pendent on coal mining -- which has an uncertain fu- ture. The new building in the community bears witness to the presence of the Catholic Church in the county, and to the stability of the commu- nity in economically uncer- tain times, Father Dietsch said. The parish has already re- ceived several inquiries about using the hall for various civic and social purposes, the pastor said. Parishioners began talking about and planning for a parish hall at least six or seven years ago, said Father Dietsch. The hopes and the plans started moving toward after the June 1990 tornado which devastated a portion of Petersburg. The parish hall is built on the site of a house which was damaged by that tornado. Father Dietsch said the people determined that the number one need of the parish was to have a gather- ing space large enough for ev- eryone to attend. Classroom space for religious education is also needed -- and the new hall is built with the possibil- ity of future expansion. Room dividers are also being con- sidered for the hall, as a way to help provide usable space for religious education. The rectory basement was renovated in 1990 to provide five meeting rooms for reli- gious education. sw building is an im- symbol to Petersburg Surrounding area of according to Fa- Dietsch, pastor. :s account for only percent of the according 's First Communicants at St. Joseph Church, Dale, who received First Communion April 26 include: , (;lint RoDs, Julie Cooper, Stephanie Toth, Nicole Tempel, Brooke Pund, Nick Gogel, Chris Schaefer, Brad Griepenstroh, Trae Dauby, Bradley Barnes, Jason Seifert, Jeff Meunier, third row, Marilyn Payne, teacher, Brodie Pund, Lucille Lubbe- aide, Vince Meunier, Father Joseph Kirsch, pastor, Chad Seifert, Annie Wann, aide, D. El. Marsili, parish DRE. .R COMPLETE L SERVICE ELECTRIC INC. 1 T. ANTHONY Bank - Sandborn F.D.I.C. FUll Service Bank Buehlers I.G.A. "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S SOURCE OF SAVINGS" QUALITY FOODS AND MEATS Also Huntingburg and Oakland City BECHER & KLUESNER FUNERAL HOME Downtown Chapel, 214 E. 7th North Chapel, 33rd Newton KREMPP LUMBER CO. WHOLESALE BUILDING MATERIAL DIS- TRIBUTION & GENERAL CONTRACTING YARD CONSTRUCTION 482-1961 482-6939 JASPER LUMBER CO. COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE Ph: 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPEFI rAURANT "IOu8 GERMAN F001) 'S,qJel ! "[' 'JiUAnnWhi"tel i HAUBSTADT [ " * I Adminlstratr / J ELECTRIC |L.-= "'LII Hwy. 57 So, Washington, IN / |:=,Brat i 812.254.4516 | |  Licensed, Bonded Insured I I[..ttl Industrial, Commercial m I ilPra.irieVlllage and Residential ,, i .....  ,, Ming,Cen:r i I To, NZR,O P.O. Box 40 ''" ' " -- *i 812-768-5207 Haubstadt, IN 47639 The new parish hall was constructed at a cost of ap- proximately $150,000 -- not including the cost of acquir- ing the property. The Ladies Club raised additional funds for kitchen appliances and cabinets. Brad'en Construction Com- pany, Inc. of Rockport is the general contractor. Weyer Electric of Ferdinand is the electrical contractor. Hunt- ingburg Machine Works is the mechanical contractor for heating and air conditioning. The hall has already been used for a First Communion reception after Mass on Mother's Day, and as the lo- cation of a rummage sale for the Ladies Club. Dedication of the new building is scheduled June 28. Red Brush Confirmation Class Members of the 1992 Confirmation Class at St. Rupert Church, Red Brush, include, first row, Shawnette Davis, Sabrinia Wilhite, John Kipter, Melanie Roth, Amy Kaiser, Tammy Stevens, Katie Heubner, Jonelle Meyers, second row, Josh Utterback, Justin Brown, Mike Barclay, Jacob Heubner, Robert Wilson, Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger, Devin Brown, Mark Roth and Julie Wargel. Gambling law changes delayed By PAUL R. LEINGANG uled June 9. Message Editor Copies of a '"Handbook on Indiana Charity Gambling Parishes and schools in the Law for Catholic Parishes and Dio(:ese of Evansville are Schools" were sent May 22 to preparing to deal with a new pastors, pastoral administra- charity gambling law, but a tors, and selected principals judge's order has delayed en- in the Diocese of Evansville. forcement of some of the new Msgr. Kenneth R. Knapp, law's provisions, vicar general and moderator Larry McKee, spokesman of the curia, noted in a mem- for the Indiana Department of orandum accompanying the Revenue, said the new law handbook that "it is ex- would go into effect June 1. tremely important to main- McKee said that applicants tain exact and thorough for a gambling license will records at the local level." not be denied a license, if The handbook was pre- they do not conform to cer- pared by William Wood, gen- rain provisions of the law  eral counsel, Indiana Catholic which were the object of a Conference, Indianapolis. temporary restraining order The handbook includes issued in Clark County. samples of application forms Another hearing is sched- which may be required. George Day Continued from page 1 the Pope Plus XII award, which is the highest Catholic scouting award. He became the first handicapped scout in the United States to receive it. After receiving the Pope Plus award, George began working on his Eagle Scout badge. He needed a project and decided to landscape the Our Lady of God Grotto, which is on the Providence Home grounds. Sandra Arnoff, a woman with a "green thumb," according to George, offered to help. To- gether, they planted and tended the roses that line the grotto. During his project, George has accumulated 114 hours of service. Last Sunday, with Char- lotte Duppes serving as proxy for his mother, and Robert Verkamp proxy for his father, George received his Eagle Scout badge. Over 80 people, including the mayor of Jasper, attended the award ceremony. "George was very dignified," Woolsey said. "He stood up there re- ally straight, really dignified. He took it like a gentleman -- with great pride." Woolsey added, "A few of us had tears in our eyes. Only half of one percent of all handicapped scouts ever re- ceive the Eagle Scout badge. It's something to be really proud of."