The Mooresville Kiwanis Club is now accepting applications to be included in our annual Taste of Mooresville giving program.  Each year 1/3 of the net proceeds is given to Riley Hospital for Children, 1/3 remains in the community through small donations and 1/3 is given to a deserving charity in Mooresville or Morgan County.  In the past this has been chosen based on current need, however because of the extensive needs in our community this year, an application process has been developed.

In order to be considered as our 1/3 charity, you must submit a letter of request to the Mooresville Kiwanis Club.
The letter should include the name of the organization, your contact information, the number of kids who will be served with this donation, the reason the funds are necessary to your group and how they will be utilized and any individuals from your organization who would be willing to serve on the Taste of Mooresville committee.

Previous donations have been made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Morgan County and the Morgan County League of Miracles in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $5,000.  In order to receive the donation, you must serve the Mooresville population and agree to assist on the committee for the event.

Please send all requests via email to by Friday July 17th.  Entries received after the
17th will not be considered.  Entries will be reviewed by a panel and final decisions will be made by July 24th.
The winner will be contacted and posted in the Mooresville Times.


A Message from Jones Crossing Banquet Center ~

Heather Dawson on stage

Please attend our first ever entertainment event on Saturday, May 23, 2009. 

The Headliner is Sonny Geraci, “The Voice” of “The Outsiders/Climax” with hits, “Time Won’t Let Me” and “Precious and Few”, with special guests Jackson Stone Blues Band and Heather Dawson. The tickets are $50 for Prime Rib and Carved Steampship Pork Roast with greenbeans, baby carrots and buttered new potatoes with cheesecake selections and chocolate covered strawberries. Of course, the bar will be open to satisfy  the needs of all. Call 727-7165 to reserve your seat or table today!!

Click here for tickets and to hear Sonny Geraci!

Victorian Christmas Image



20th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Live holiday music, history displays, tinsmithing, quilting, a petting zoo and gingerbread house display are just a few of the things you will see when you visit Mooresville, Indiana on Saturday, December 6th for the 20th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration.  Meet magician extraordinaire, Professor Rodney and visit with Ebeneezer Scrooge at the Government Center where you can also attend the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. and see a performance of “Rat-punzel” presented by Klingel-Engel Puppets.  Take a free carriage ride in downtown Mooresville or hop on the free trolley to visit other Victorian Christmas activities throughout town.  Delight in the sounds of fiddlers and carolers and perhaps catch a glimpse of Father Christmas.  This event is brought to life by the Mooresville Revitalization Group.  Free Admission.  For more information contact Lori Cole at 317-831-7817 or Rosemary Rogers at 317-437-0102 or visit

P O BOX 668     MOORESVILLE  IN  46158

Benefit concert for flood victims of Morgan County, Indiana. Concert starring Tracy Lawrence, Jimmy Wayne, Bryan White, BIGG COUNTRY, and Darby Ledbetter. Saturday, November 1, 2008, at 6:00 P.M. in the John R. Wooden Gymnasium in Martinsville, Indiana. 

For more info: 

To order tickets:


Toy Drive

October 5, 2008

Posted by Jesse Swartout on

Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Believe it or not Christmas is quickly approaching once again. During the holiday season The Heartland Crossing Community Watch thinks of a way to contribute to those in need. This year a friend gave me a wonderful idea to have a toy drive for Riley Hospital for Children. We will be collecting toys for Riley starting now and ending the first week of December. There are so many children there, with cancer, heart and lung disease, and with things we have never even heard of. At anytime your child could be there. Many of the parents end up quitting their jobs so they can be at the hospital with their children, meanwhile, the bills are piling up higher and higher. So, I am asking you to find it in your heart to donate to these children that will be spending their Christmas in a hospital bed.

Here is a list gathered from Riley of the toys the children would like to have. I am also collecting monetary donations to put together bags of art supplies.
~Also for those who would like to volunteer time on their own~

Please call 317-274-SERV (7378)

  • Playmobile Racers
  • Lego Racers
  • Lego Creator 3-1
  • Lego City Bionicle Small & Large
  • Indiana Jones Legos
  • Treasure Chests Dig Kits (Dinosaurs, Shark Teeth Etc.)
  • Crayola Color Wonder Kits
  • Mini Bead Tins Totally Me
  • Bugle Bead Bracelets
  • Scrapbook Kits
  • Fuzzy Posters
  • Puzzles (under 200 pieces)
  • Uno Card Games
  • Dora Music to Go Books
  • Sesame Street Best Friends Sing-Along Book
  • Elmo’s Rockin Road Trip Music Books
  • Little Tikes Baby Tap-a-Tune
  • Fisher Price See’n Say
  • Fisher Price Rock-a-Stacks
  • Fun Years Light & Sound Farm Trucks
  • Fun Years Little Fix It Tool Trucks
  • PlaySkool Tonka Cruisin Police Cars
  • PlaySkool Wheel Pals
  • Fisher Price My First Pals
  • Crawl-Along Musical Balls
  • Peek-a-Blocks Shape Sorters
  • Baby Einstein Baby’s Photo Books
  • PlaySkool Busy Basics Form Fitters

Your Donations may be dropped off at any of the Community Watch meetings held at the Commons Clubhouse on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm-8pm. Thank you very much!

Questions? Need another drop off option?
Contact HCCW Co-director Jesse Swartout:

Who: Presented by Mooresville Kiwanis Club, benefiting local organizations
What: 4th Annual Taste of Mooresville-One location, several great local restaurants
Where: Jones Family Banquet Center, State Road 67 and Allison Road
When: Thursday October 9th, 5:30-8:30pm
How: Purchase tickets in advance at all Citizens Bank, HomeBank locations, and Lincoln Bank in Mooresville

Mooresville Revitalization Group, Inc. will host the 2nd annual Roots & Rhythm Fest on Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in downtown Mooresville on Main Street. This event will feature a classic car show, a motorcycle show, scenic fun-ride, and bands performing on two Main Street stages throughout the day. Food will be available from several local restaurants and vendors.  Local artists will participate,  most downtown retail merchants and antique stores will be open for shopping. Vendor space is available for the event. The Indiana Blood Center’s Bloodmobile will be at the event from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. General admission to the event is free.

Participant Registration begins at 10:00 AM. for cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the corner of Main and Indiana. Cars are first asked to enter for parking from the intersection of Clay Street and East Main. Motorcycles will meet on West Main for a fun ride organized by Morgan County ABATE members and then return to the event for those entered in judging.  The first 50 motorcycles and first 75 cars will receive dash plaques.  Awards will be announced at 5:00 PM.  Trophies will be awarded to cars including Best of Show, Best Custom, Best Original, Best Truck, Best Paint, Best Street Rod, and for motorcycles including Best of Show, Best Antique, Best American, Best Foreign, Best Custom, and Best Paint

The Rhythm: Alternating Music stages begin at Noon.

Stage One (near Zydecos):  Kicking things off, Chris Wolf, local acoustic, folk guitarist and songwriter brings his classic humor at Noon.  Dan Holmes Band from Indianapolis,  a rocking blues, jazz, & jam band and regular performer at Zydecos will bring a little ‘Nawlins music at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Stage Two ( next to Buffalo Gal Antiques):  Eric Radoux, a young Bloomington native returns to Roots & Rhythm Fest with his one man band show at 1:00 PM.  Rounding out a great afternoon of music, are the fellows of Busman’s Holiday. These original street buskers, turned award winning songwriters are about to embark on their next national tour, but first they’ll play Main Street at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM

The Roots: Discover a variety of  local history. Among some of the vendors and displays, walking tour and downtown history items will be presented.  Or if you’re curious about John Dillinger and the upcoming feature film “Public Enemies” visit the life size cut-out and take your own photo. Reproduction and licensed items will be available for purchase.

Admission is free for the public.  Door prizes will be awarded hourly.  Enjoy games, great food, and music.  Proceeds from the event will help fund the 20th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration to be held December 6th, 2008. For more information, to pre-register a car or motorcycle for a discounted $10 fee, or to reserve vendor booth space, please call Julie Lakes at 317-584-5814 or Lori Cole at 317-831-7817.

The Morgan County Autism Foundation is hosting our first annual “Walking with Autism” event. The walk will be Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 12:00-3:00 with registration beginning at 11:00 at Poston Road Elementary School in Martinsville. Individuals may register for the walk by contacting Kim Disney 765-318-0738 or Angie Long 765-346-3000

To qualify for an event T-Shirt, registration must be received by September 10, 2008 and participant must raise a minimum of $15.00 in donations. There is no set distance or number of laps required for the walker, 1 lap or 20 laps, please just come join the fun. During the walk there will be various booths set up, a silent auction, entertainment, and food. Please come see what all of the fun is about and help us raise awareness for Autism in Morgan County. All proceeds from the walk will go to benefit individuals in Morgan County with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

We are still seeking corporate sponsors and silent auction donations as well, please contact me if you would like more information. Our corporate sponsors include:

Diamond Sponsors: Ray’s Trash and Citizens Bank

Gold Sponsors: Tom Land Heating and Cooling, Clow Restoration, and Indy Southern Sting

Silver Sponsors: Creo Quality LLC and Indy’s Family Restaurant

Bronze Sponsors: Morgan County EMSA; Ritter Reality; Coffin, Coffin, and Mayfield; Home Bank; and Michael Ksenak, Attorney at Law

Thank you to our corporate sponsors and to SCI REMC, Operation Round Up; for awarding Morgan County Autism Foundation a grant to help make the walk possible.

Here is my reason to walk!!

Forwarded from the Mooresville and Martinsville Chambers of Commerce:

Indiana State Bar Association prepared to help disaster victims

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) has established a toll-free number for flood victims living in the eight counties approved for federal assistance by President George W. Bush. The ISBA will refer flood victims to Indiana attorney volunteers for free legal information regarding matters such as insurance claims, replacing legal documents, home repair contracts and problems with landlords.

Residents who sustained losses in any county declared a federal disaster area can call the ISBA at 800-266-2581 for FREE legal information. Please note that the toll-free number will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Victorian Rose Inn Up & Running – Discount Offered to Relief Workers

The Victorian Rose Inn, located at 80 W. Washington St. in Morgantown, was fortunate and did not suffer any flood damage. They currently have rooms available and will be happy to offer a discount to any relief workers. You may call the Victorian Rose at 812-597- 4606.

Senator Bray’s Office Provides Another Great List of Resources

Damage assessments for other Indiana counties and dates are continuing and are being submitted to the federal government as completed.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help residents, farmers and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in those counties can begin applying for assistance now by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time) seven days a week.

Indiana has received several other federal approvals that will help Hoosiers impacted by severe storms in Indiana.


U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Edward Schafer told the governor on June 15 that any county declared a disaster area by President Bush would also receive agricultural disaster designation. The disaster designation allows farmers in the counties that have so far been approved for individual assistance to apply for low-interest emergency loans from the USDA Farm Service Agency.

Gov. Mitch Daniels also requested Secretary Schafer activate and fund three conservation programs to assist Hoosier farmers with sediment build-up, topsoil erosion, debris removal and wash-outs which will keep many farmers out of their fields and prevent replanting, haying or any other activity. Daniels also encouraged USDA to make full use of its authority and programs to find meaningful ways to help livestock farmers in need.

State Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has approved the state’s application for emergency relief funds. That means Indiana will have up to $100 million more available for state highway repairs and full reimbursement for temporary repairs to state highways as well as expedited review, approval, contract letting and permitting processes to speed up work.

Public Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency that will waive some rules for health care providers and the services they provide. For example, Medicare Part D recipients who have damaged or destroyed residences will be able to obtain prescription refills. The Department of Health and Family and Social Services Administration will follow up with more information on this week.

Food Stamps

The USDA has given approval to issue emergency food stamps in the first eight counties that received approval for individual assistance – Bartholomew, Hancock, Johnson, Morgan, Marion, Monroe, Vermillion and Vigo – and other counties are expected to be added at the beginning of the week. The Disaster Food Stamp program may help county residents who were affected by the disaster, including those not currently receiving state assistance. More information is available from the Family and Social Services Administration.

Here is a summary of assistance programs and phone numbers that may help residents in their recovery efforts from these storms.


  • o Application for Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance: It is not necessary to visit a FEMA office to file an application. Applications may be accessed on-line at , or People may also call 1-800-621-FEMA or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. You need your Social Security number, your current and pre-disaster address, a phone number where you can be contacted, insurance information, total household income, a routing and account number from your bank, and a description of your losses. FEMA recommends you take pictures of any damage for your records.
  • o Qualifying for assistance: To receive money or help for housing needs that are result of a disaster, you must have losses in an area that has been declared a disaster by the president (see above for county listing); damage to your property is either not covered by your insurance or your insurance settlement is insufficient to meet your losses; you or someone who lives with you is a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national or qualified alien; damage is to a home where you usually live and were living at the time of the disaster; and you have accepted assistance from all other sources for which you are eligible.
  • o Housing needs: Money to rent a different place to live or government provided housing.
  • o Other than housing needs: Money is available for disaster-related medical and dental costs; disaster-related funeral and burial costs; clothing, household items (room furnishings, appliances) tools and other equipment required for your job; educational materials (computers, school books and supplies); fuels for primary heat source (heating oil, gas); clean-up items (wet/dry vacuum, dehumidifier); disaster damaged vehicle; moving and storage expenses related to the disaster, including moving and storing property to avoid additional disaster damage while disaster-related repairs are being made to the home.
  • o Repair: Money to repair damage from disaster to a primary residence that is not covered by insurance that will make it safe, sanitary and functional.
  • o Replacement: Money is available to homeowners for replacing a home in a disaster not covered by insurance.
  • o Permanent Housing Construction: Direct assistance or money for construction of a home; help available only in insular areas or remote locations specified by FEMA where no other type of housing assistance is possible.


One-stop disaster assistance centers now open: Three of these centers are now open in Batholomew, Morgan and Vigo counties from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Locations are:

  • o Northside Middle School, 1400 27th St. in Columbus;
  • o Poston Road Elementary School, 139 East Poston Road in Martinsville;
  • o Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1101 S. 13th St. in Terre Haute.
  • o Community Alliance/Far E/Side *(CAFE)*, 8902 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46236
  • o Franklin College Johnson Fine Arts Center, 211 Branigan Blvd, Franklin, IN 46131.

These centers will have a variety of state services available including:

  • + Housing support: Listing of emergency shelters; listing of temporary housing; rental assistance; applications for Small Business Administration home disaster loans.
  • + Social Services: Replacement and emergency food stamps; application for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Medicaid and child care; listing of available child care providers; mental health service referrals; mobile feeding; Red Cross and Salvation Army case work; crisis counseling.
  • + Unemployment Insurance: The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is urging workers laid off due to recent flooding and tornado events to apply for unemployment benefits during the first week they do not receive a paycheck from their company. Applications for state unemployment benefits or Disaster Unemployment Insurance are available at disaster centers or by calling 1-800-891-6499.
  • + Insurance Information: Interpretation of insurance policies by staff of the Indiana Department of Insurance; information on lost or damaged policies; information on obtaining copies of insurance policies; general insurance navigation advice and complaint resolution; car insurance assistance; representatives from private insurers on site to answer questions.
  • + Public Health Information: Clean-up advice and education including mold removal and prevention; vaccination information, including tetanus shots; information regarding free well water testing; access and information to vital records such as birth and death certificates; listing of open medical treatment facilities.
  • + Transportation Assistance: Rental car information; vehicle title and registration replacement or apply for a salvage vehicle title via the BMV; car insurance assistance from agents of major private insurance providers; replacement of driver licenses and identification cards.
  • + Business and Financial Services: Application assistance for SBA Disaster Loans from small business counselors from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation; business continuation and planning consulting from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
  • + Agriculture: Representatives from the Department of Agriculture will be available to answer questions.


The U.S. Small Business Administration offers long-term, low-interest loans to repair or replace damaged property for businesses – regardless of size – in a declared disaster area. For more information, call 1-800-659-2955.

Here are some of the things offered by the SBA:

  • o Physical disaster loans: Businesses of all sizes may apply for a loan of up to $1.5 million to repair or replace damaged real estate, equipment, inventory and fixtures. These loans cover both insured and uninsured losses. Interest rate on this loan will not exceed 4 percent.
  • o Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives suffering substantial economic injury may be eligible for these loans up to $1.5 million to meet necessary financial obligations – expenses the business would have paid if the disaster had not occurred. Interest rate on this loan will not exceed 4 percent.
  • o Downloadable applications: Businesses may apply directly to the SBA at


  • o Toll Free Information Line: 1-888-880-3749 (available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • o Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 1-800-621-3362
  • o Red Cross: 1-800-438-4636
  • o Indiana State Police: 317-477-1125
  • o Emergency Food Stamp Assistance: 1-800-403-0864
  • o Indiana Department of Insurance: 1-800-622-4461
  • o Indiana Department of Agriculture: 317-290-3030; Livestock Loss 317-227-0300
  • o Indiana Department of Environmental Management Oil/Chemical Spill Hotline: 1-888-233-7745
  • o Unemployment: 1-800-891-6499
  • o U.S. Small Business Administration: 1-800-659-2955


  • o Computers available at FSSA, Work One Centers: Those wishing to apply for FEMA assistance in counties qualifying for disaster assistance may use computers at these centers. Call the toll-free information line to find the office closest to you.
  • o Volunteers and donations: To help Hoosiers affected by severe weather, the Indiana Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) is coordinating private volunteer and donation efforts with the American Red Cross. A toll free number has been established to create a central repository of statewide volunteers. The telephone number is: 1-888-335-9490. OFBCI also will coordinate donations of needed supplies and goods. A storage and distribution center has been established at Pen Products, 6075 Lakeside Boulevard, near I-465 and 71st Street, in Indianapolis. Donations will be organized at that location and sent to areas with the greatest needs. Among needed items are cleaning supplies, water, and personal hygiene products. For directions to the distribution center, call 1-800-736-2550.
  • o Constant updates: The latest information from state agencies about coordinated relief and recovery efforts is available at
  • FSSA Announces Services For Flood Victims

    The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is offering several means of assistance for victims of flooding in Indiana. FSSA is providing replacement food stamps, new food stamp applications, crisis counseling and services for the aging and disabled.

Despite the continuous rain on Friday, June 13th until the end of the drive at 2:00 p.m. we were able to collect an entire trailer FULL of items to donate to the flood victims. We had at least 20 donors that brought bags and bags of clothes, microwaves, tv’s, diapers, food, toys, furniture, cleaning supplies, water, and many other necessities for everyday living including monetary donations from passer-bys of approximately $400-over half of that came from Alexander Insurance.

Kari Mann, President of Mooresville Kiwanis, organized the drive. Mooresville Kiwanians; Kelly Overton, Zack Overton, Alicia Overton, Jeff Pipkin, Pat Cuccharia, Mrs. Todd Henning, and myself, Nicki Laycoax, showed up to accept the donations.

Thank you to the very supportive Mooresville area residents for showing your dedication to the lives our neighbors. Your generosity is appreciated.

For those that were unable to make it to this drive, there are several drop-off locations;

Mooresville Public Library

Revelations Book Store

In addition: The Rotary Club is accepting donations for flood victims. They are assembling clean-up kits. Items needed: Bleach, mop buckets, work gloves, cheap rags/towels, mops, and brooms (pus preferred). Also accepting drinking water, baby food, diapers, wet wipes, new/gently used toys, bug repellent, sunscreen, towels, washcloths, clothing and shoes of all sizes, pillows, blankets, and sheets. For additional info, contact Mindy Taylor at the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce-317-831-6509.