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Twilight Towers to raffle quilt
TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Quilt Raffle drawing will be New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $1 apiece or six for $5. Tickets are available from Joyce Richardt in Apt. 415 at Twilight Towers, 1648 10th St., Tell City.

Tractor Club kick-off banquet Jan. 18
BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will hold its kick-off banquet beginning at 5 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Branchville Conservation Club. All new and old members are invited and should take drinks and a covered dish to share.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Door prizes will be given away. For more information, contact Mark Goffinet at 836-2069.

VFW breakfast scheduled for Saturday
TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will host a buffet breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the post home. Cost is $6.50 plus tax and the public is invited to attend.

Tell City wrapping up leaf pickup
TELL CITY – The Tell City Street Department is working to complete leaf pickup for the season. Anyone in the city with leaves that are gathered and ready for pickup should call the street department at 547-3266.

School to host financial-aid workshop Jan. 15
TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a financialaid work-shop Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. in the school library for all seniors and their parents.

A financial-aid representative will be on hand to explain step-by-step procedures for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer any questions students or parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is necessary to be considered for financial assistance.
Information will also be available regarding free sessions to assist families in filing the form.

All parents of students who plan to file the FAFSA are urged to attend. The Federal Processing Office must receive the form by March 10, 2014.

Students and parents must include a valid email address on their 2014-2015 FAFSA to receive important email updates.
For more information, contact Lisa Noble at lisa. noble@tellcity.k12.in.us or 547-9715, Ext. 223.

Knights of Columbus to host New Year’s Eve dance

 TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus annual New Year’s Eve dance will be held Dec. 31. Tickets are $15 for singles or $25 per couple and are available at the club. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and entertainment starts at 8 p.m. Party favors, food and music are included in the ticket price.
This event is open to the public and a cash bar will be available.

Eagle Watch program set for Jan. 4
WICKLIFFE – Experience the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor and outdoor programs at Patoka Lake Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST Jan. 4 during the annual Eagle Watch. Featured will be a resident bald eagle and other live raptors. Guest presenter Leslie Grow, Department of Natural Resources Hardy Lake interpretive naturalist, will share the life and story of these amazing raptors.

Join Todd Eubank, Patoka Lake wildlife specialist and his team and travel by car caravan to hot spots for eagle viewing. Rex Watters, DNR wildlife specialist of Monroe Lake, will share his experiences during the 1980s Eagle Reintroduction Program and interesting information about eagles found in that part of the state.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Participants may take a sack lunch also.

Cost is $5 and preregistration is required. Those 5 years of age and younger are free.

Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and to take binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras and have vehicles fueled for the car caravan.

For more information, call the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at (812) 685-2447.

Girl Scout cookie sales begin today
PERRY COUNTY – Local troops from the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana Council will kick off cookie sales today.

Cookies are $3.50 a box. To order by phone, call (812) 421-4970 or order online at www.girlscouts-gssi.org.

Cookie sales will continue through Jan. 17. Girls will deliver cookies Feb. 10 through March 9.

History book available for holiday gifts
PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has autographed copies of “Perry County: Then and Now” by the late Michael Rutherford.
The book is available at the chamber office and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

The Perry County history book is a standard library-size hardbound book bound with a full-color cover. The book price is $50 including sales tax.
Only 120 copies of the book are left, so residents interested in obtaining one should not wait long.

For more information, contact the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 547-2385.

Southern Indiana Grazing Conference
TELL CITY – Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor livestock producers who live in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference.

It will be held Feb. 5 at the Simon J. Graber Building in Odon. Registration is 6 to 7 a.m. CST and the conference time is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Speakers and topics: Jim Gerrish, Idaho – Grazing Basics, Without Iron and Oil, Dollars and Sense of Grazing, What Really Matters; Kathy Voth, Colorado – Training Animals to Eat Weeds, and Why Animals Eat What They Eat.

If you would like more information or would like to make your reservation for the conference, contact the SWCD at 547-4686 or send e-mail to darlene-fischer@iasw-cd.org. Reservations will be taken through, Jan. 22 and no late reservations will be accepted.

Genealogy workshop Jan 4
TELL CITY – The Perry County 200th Committee, Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Perry County Library will offer a free genealogy workshop at 10 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Perry County Library.

At this workshop, attendees can learn the basics of genealogy at the genealogy department in the Perry County library, including where to search in Perry County for records and what can be learned from them.

Attendees will also learn about census records and helpful websites.

Land of Lights nightly displays to continue to New Year’s
SANTA CLAUS – Nightly admission will begin Friday and continue through New Year’s Eve at the Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure in Santa Claus.

Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom outdoor light show tells the shining story of Rudolph in bright, energy-efficient LEDs.

The Santa Claus Land of Lights is the only light show in North America that tells a story in lights and storyboards.

At 1.2 miles long, it is also the largest campground holiday light show in North America.

A portion of proceeds from the Santa Claus Land of Lights benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley.
Discount coupons – $4 off per vehicle – are offered at McDonald’s locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

A complete list of coupon locations may be found at SantaClausLandofLights.com.
The light show will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For a complete operating schedule or to purchase prepaid passes, visit the website at SantaClausLandofLights. com.

Teen group to meet Sunday
PERRY COUNTY – All teenagers, parents and others interested in the lives of local young people are invited to attend “Hope’s Hall” at 1 p.m. every Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

The hour-long program includes a guest speaker and discussion time and offers teenagers a safe place to face their struggles in a nondenominational setting.
For more information, contact Holly Schaad at (812) 661-3024 or by email   at schaadholly@gmail.com.

Those attending should enter the church from the Mozart Street entrance.

Sign language services offered
PERRY COUNTY – Perry County resident Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood will offer her services as a sign language interpreter to anyone in need. She will also offer to teach basic sign language to anyone interested.

For more information, contact Greenwood at (812) 357-7181 or 548-4886.
Greenwood is also selling raffle tickets for the St. Rita 1720 Club, a year-long raffle that will draw cash prizes on the last business day of the month. St. Rita’s is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Greenwood’s husband, Larney, is an alumnus of the school.
For more information about the fundraisers, visit www.srs-deaf.org.