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October 27, 1989 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Around the Diocese 7 .lP 'Saint pumpkins' at Corpus Christi One-hundred-and-ninety orange pumpkins line the halls, the stairwells and the window sills at Corpus Christi School, Evansville -- and they've all been decorated by the students to look like saints. Included in this lineup are a St. Patrick pumpkin with a green paper miter and a real button nose, a. St. Calherine Laboure pumpkin with a white cardboard veil and wimple, and a St. Augustine pumpkin with a white and silver miter. A St. Michael the Archangel pumpkin sports yarn hair, cardboard legs -- and it's sitting on a paper devil. Scott Whitehouse, Corpus Christi principal, said this year's focus on saints instead of ghosts and goblins was a deliberate ef- fort to "bring the church calendar into what is going on in the school." "We tied the concept of All Saints' Day into the kids' holiday of Halloween." Pilot program at Memorial Nineteen eighth grade students from St. Benedict School, Holy Rosary and Christ the King schools, all in Evansville, and St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh, are enrolled in a special algebra course at Memorial High School, Evansville. This pilot program allows students in Memorial's feeder schools the opportunity to take Algebra I before reaching high school. The students are taught by Rebecca Nimnicht. The students and their schools: St. Benedict -- Eric Beane, Christopher Brown, Karen Gerteisen, Kathryn Nimnicht, Nathan Warner. Holy Rosary -- Julia Goad, Mary Large, Eileen Pastora, Chris Reffett, John Schenk. Christ the King -- Carlos Dom- II David Padgett MIA fund A check for $3,988.62 from the David Padgett Missing in Action Fund, recently was given to Washington Catholic High School for use in its academic programs during the 1989-90 school year. The money is the interest derived last year from a $50,000 endowment established by Margaret and Lester Padgett in honor of their son, Dtvid. He was declared missing in action in Vietnam in 1969; he graduated from Washington Catholic High School in 1962. The Padgett MIA Fund check was given to Sister Joseph Louise Engish, S.P., superintendent of Washington Catholic Schools. Fred Walker Jr. is chair- man of the fund committee. Other committee members are Marjorie Snow and Philip Wichman. I ingo, Karen Heymann. St. John the Baptist -- Tiffany Demarino, Michael Halter, Katie Hellmann, Michael Heuring, Melissa Northenor, Steven Wilsbacher, Angela Witmeier. St. Philip's class officers Greg Schuble is president of the eighth grade at St. Philip School, Mount Vernon. Other of- ficers are Amy Luigs, vice- president; Shannon Hoehn, secretary; Michael Bacon, treasurer. Drug free education committee Martha Dilger is chairperson of the Drug Free Education Commit- tee at Holy Rosary School, Evansville. Committee members include Anna Pastora, parent education; Madeline Reffett, Linda Stofleth, Patty Weinert, student education. MHA Board Jerome" Walker has been re- appointed chairperson of the board of directors of Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand. Harlan Altman is serving as vice- chairperson and Cecelia Ploetner is secretary. Committee chairpersons are Ralph Bartley, business; Dick Lampert, development; Cathy Graham, academic affairs; David Kissell, student affairs. St. Theresa's student volunteers Eighth graders Heather Day, Carl Mann and Mike Shepard will serve as junior fire wardens at St. Theresa School, Evansville, this year. Safety patrol members are Becky Knowles, captain; Julie Cotton and Beth Knowlas, lieutenants; Randy C, elarden, Robbie Mosby, John Sutton, Lamina Warner, senior members. Junior members are Brannon Cater, Andrea DeWeeso, Chris Goergen, Julia Gubler, JeffHelm- ing, Michelle Koressel, Dedra Sandefur, Jody Sutton, Sara Thompson, John Warner and Staci Zaller. Red Ribbon Week at CTK Sandy Titzer co-ordinated Red Ribbon Week efforts at Christ the King School, Evansville. During the week, the students were en- couraged to celebrate drug-free lifestyles. Committee members included Rose Monstrastelle, Susan Mortsnsen, Susan Winiger, Jane Belcher, Connie Kremer, Mickey Flynn, Kim Compton, Mary Kay Muehlbauer, Pat Dillbeck and Carolyn Heymann. Singing competition Falisha Ball, a senior at Marian Heights Academy, Ferdi- nand, will be participating in singing competition at Indiana University. Beta Club Members of the Beta Club at Marian Heights Academy, Ferdi- nand, will be participating in the national Beta Club State Conven- tion in Indianapolis. Rory Gillingham, MHA junior from Washington, is running for the office of state Beta Club vice- president. CTK's student Beth Muehlbauer, Carlos Dom- council ingo, Eloiza Domingo, Katy Muehlbauer, Steven Homing, Members of the student council Katie Kremer, Mark Flittner, at Christ the King School, Libby Melton and Stephanie Evansville, are Daniel Meng, Titzer. Pumpkin saints Corpus Christi students with their "pumpkin saints" are, from le/L eighth grader Clint Reine with his St. Michael the Archangel pumpkin, third grader Jessica Butler with her St. Patrick pumpkin, seventh grader Becky Schenk with her St. Catherine Laboure pumpkin and fifth grader Audrey Rip- plemeier with her St. Augustine pumpkin. -- Message Photo by Mary Ann Hughes People Presenting new parishioners at St. Theresa The church bulletin at St. Theresa Church, Evansville, had a new feature this October; there is a special full-page section call- ed "Presenting Parishioners" which features new members of the parish. The bulletin page has photos and small biographical sketches about four new families in the parish: Joseph and Margaret Ream, Ron and Cheryl Ash, Thomas and Suzaune Stofleth and their family, and Michael and Debbie Seib. "It's part of our welcoming, hospitality thing," said Sister Jennifer Miller, O.S.B., parish administrator. "After we do the new families, we hope to do all the parishioners," she said, adding she would like to see the feature done on a weekly basis. The feature enables new parishioners "to become more familiar to the whole parish community." Happy Birthday!. Father Kenneth Betz of St. Mary Church, Ireland, celebrates his birthday Oct. 31. Father Paul Roos of St. Martin Church, Chrisney, celebrates his birthday Oct. 29. October anniversaries Couples at Holy Family C, hurch, Jasper, celebrating Oc- tober wedding anniversaries include: Dick and Ruby Milligan, 41 years; Clarence and Marie Vonderheide, 56 years; Charles and Geraldine Sager, 40 years; Ralph and Clarissa Gehlhanson, 42 years; Arnond and Esther Giesler, 41 years; Cyril and Lilan Block, 42 years; Edgar and Anna Mac Schlachter, 42 years. Also celebrating are Leonard and Julia Eversman, 41 years; Richard and Helen Hochgesang, 42 years; Joseph and Mary Lou Ciuksza, 41 years; Alvin and Hilda Ruxer, 56 years; Vic and Delores Eckert, 43 years; Robert and Bernice Giesler, 50 years; Remus and Eileen Schuler, 43 years; Richard and Eugenia Jahn, 44 years; Alponse and Frances Fuhs, 45 years. Huso relief at St. Mary's Over $500 was collected for victims of Hurricane Hugo by volunteers at St. Mary Church, Washington. Volunteering their time were Lynn Watkins, Sandy Queen, Roberta Wichman, Margaret Waiters, Liz Browning, Jemmie Critchlow, Patty Mullen, Cathy Lynch, Steve Watkins and Ross Watkins. See PEOPLE page 15 Holy Family Quilt Crop Members of the Holy Family Church, Jasper, quilt committee have prepared 50 quilts for the annual Fall Festival, Nov. 12. Three special quilts have been selected to be given away at the end of the day's activities. Fourty.four full size quilts and four baby quilts will be available at a quilt wheel in the school basement. Preparing the quilts for display are Lucy Andes, Irene Mehringer and Lou Obermeier, who coordinated the work of the quilt committee. --Message Photo by Father Wlltred Engtert.