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Ghost Hunters offer novice hunt Saturday
TELL CITY – Tell City Ghost Hunters will  sponsor a novice hunt from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Perry County Museum and the Old Cannelton Gym.

Novice hunts are designed for individuals who are interested in paranormal activity but are not a part of an organized team. The event is sponsored by Tell City Ghost Hunters, an experienced team. They will have equipment for participants to use.

Only 10 tickets are available for $15 per person and must be purchased in advance. For more details, email tcgh2012@aol.com.

Pancake breakfast Saturday
CANNELTON – Tell City Ghost Hunters will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cannelton American Legion.  Meal will include your choice of milk, juice or coffee.  

Prices are $6 per person, 3 and under free, 10 and under and senior citizens $4.  Tell City Ghost Hunters urges everyone to come out and support their group.  

Euchre tourney Feb. 22
SPENCER COUNTY – The Fulda Sportsman Club will  host a euchre tourney at the club, in Fulda Feb. 22.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. with play beginning at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at the end of play and refreshments will be available. The public is invited to attend.
Marching Marksmen to compete as beauty queens Feb. 15
TELL CITY – The first annual Marching Marksmen beauty pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Tell City High School auditorium.
Organizers say this fundraiser will give guests the opportunity to “see some of Tell City’s finest gentlemen turn into beauty queens” and encourage attendees to take money to vote for their favorite.

Twilight Towers welcomes all seniors to dance
TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will host a Valentine’s Day dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14, in the  dining room at 1648 10th St. in Tell City. Sweetwater will perform.

The dance will be open to everyone over the age of 55. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Patoka Lake events Saturday
BIRDSEYE – The Patoka Lake Visitor Center in Birdseye will present nature programs Feb. 8. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be red-tailed hawk and screech owl viewing in the backyard of the visitor center.

At 1 p.m., visitors can take a short stroll along the old Narrows Road, hear stories of days gone by and have a look inside the Moery cabin.

At 2 p.m., a science-of-snowflakes program will show how crystals are formed and guests can make a 3-D snowflake to take home. Call the visitor center at (812) 685-2447.

Open swim for adults offered Tuesdays and Thursdays

TELL CITY – The Tri-County Typhoons swim club offer adult open swim from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School pool. Cost is $3 per swimmer.

Legion Valentine dance Feb. 15
ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366 will host a Valentine dine and dance Feb. 15. at the Legion Hall.

Tickets need to be purchased in advance at the post home or by calling (812) 357-5583. The admission price of $15 per person includes the meal, drinks and dance. Music will be provided by Crosswind. The meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Zumba-thon benefit Saturday
TELL CITY – There will be a Zumba-thon benefiting the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Marching Marksmen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the auxiliary gym at the school. Door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes.

The school principals, Brad Ramsey and Chris Hollinden, Detective Alan Malone of the Tell City Police Department, and Sheriff Lee Chestnut will be on hand. For a donation of $5 each per song they will Zumba with the group.

Perry County Wellness will provide bottled water for all participants.
Tickets prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tell City student tickets are $10. Tickets are available at EverBody’s Fitness, from a band student, or by calling 719-1230.

DCBC Valentine dinner
TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church will hold a Valentine Dinner Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and children will eat free. All are welcome.

Health insurance help offered at libraries
 PERRY COUNTY – The Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging is offering a free service to those wanting help exploring health-care options.

SWIRCA staff will be available every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Perry County Public Library, Tell City branch and from 4 to 7 p.m. this Monday only at the Cannelton branch.

People interested are invited to meet with a certified Indiana navigator and learn more about their health-insurance options during the walk-in hours listed or by calling Sarah with SWIRCA and More at (812) 431-3579 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Those interested should take their Social Security numbers, or document numbers for legal immigrants, pay stubs, W-2 wage and tax statements, policy numbers for any current health insurance and information about any health insurance available from employer or the employer of a family member.

Certified interpreters and translators may be available by request for appointments.

Lincoln Day program Sunday
SPENCER COUNTY – Richard Campanella, author of the book “Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City.

The program will include presentation of the colors by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, music and ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family. There are several new exhibits in the visitor center as well.

Following the indoor program, the traditional pilgrimage to the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln for a wreath-laying ceremony will be held. All are invited to a reception in the Memorial Visitor Center at the conclusion of the program.

The park entrance fee will be waived for this special event.

The Lincoln Boyhood Memorial preserves the Indiana farm where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1816 to 1830 and the site where his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, is buried.

The memorial is eight miles south of Interstate 64 on Indiana Highway 162, adjacent to Lincoln State Park. For more information, contact the park office at (812) 937-4541.

Day on the Gulf Coast Feb. 20
VENICE, Fla. – Perry County Day on the Gulf Coast of Florida will take place Feb. 20 in Venice, Fla.

This annual gathering of Hoosiers living in Florida is organized by Perry County natives. Snowbirds, vacationers and those with ties to the area are welcome. Lunch will be held at 11 a.m. at the Hibachi Grill, formerly Marco Polos, at 549 U.S. Hwy 41 Bypass N. in Venice. For more information, call Ann at (941) 925-3250.

LHDC accepting energy assistance applications

PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is accepting applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

The Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist income­eligible households with the high costs of home energy through the partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

To date, LHDC has served 1,104 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of $414.

Anyone interested should call for an Energy Assistance Program packet by calling 547-3435, Ext. 231 or Ext. 229, or toll free at (800)-467-1435, Ext. 231 or Ext. 229.

Households may be eligible for assistance if the household’s gross income for the past 12 months does not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Income must be verified and determined for all household members age 18 and above.

The federal poverty guidelines are based on number of people in household and gross annual income. For a one-person household, gross annual income must be at or below $17,235; for two people, $23,265; for three people, $29,295; for four people, $35,325; for five people, $41,355; for six people, $47,385; for seven people, $53,415 and for eight people, $59,445

For more information, call the numbers listed above. The last day for applications is May 15 or when funds are exhausted. Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is at 302 Main Street in Tell City. The mailing address is LDHC, P.0. Box 336, Tell City, IN 47586.