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BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 —Congratulations to April Ransom and James Morris on the birth of their new baby. They became the proud parents of a daughter March 19. She was given the name Aaryn Rene. Aaryn’s grandparents are Jim and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix and great-grandmother is Mary Lois Ransom of Branchville.

Visitors to the home of Edna Dupont of St. Croix Sunday were her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Herb Huff of Kyana, her daughter Sharon Scheckells of Carefree, her neighbor Teresa Royer and granddaughter, and Pastor Tom and Mary Ann Nixon of Mifflin.    

Several members of the Gibson family, along with friends, spent the weekend at Rough River. They attended the Breckenridge County Music Fest at Rough River Park. Attending to enjoy the weekend were Bob and Rosanna Gibson of Bandon, Bill and Glenda Gibson of Deer Creek, Becky Sprinkle of Bedford, Jim and Ingrid Gibson of Guntersville Ala., John and Ruthie Etienne and daughter Mackenzie of Leopold, Pat and Karin Gibson of St. Croix and Karin’s mother and Gordon and Jeannie Mitchell of Crawford County.

The musicians played throughout the weekend and also played in a band scramble. Several bands were present to provide music for the weekend. Everyone enjoyed the music and lots of good food and fellowship.

Aubrey, Natalie and Arianna Toothman, daughters of John and Michelle Toothman spent a few days over spring break visiting with their grandparents near Slade, Ky. They enjoyed their visit.
For those of you who like yard sales, I was informed that the Ferdinand town-wide yard sale will be this Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to John and Bonnie Weber. Bonnie and John will be celebrating their wedding anniversary on Friday, April 4. Best wishes to the couple. Also, happy wedding anniversary wishes to Denny and Rusty Durr. Rusty and Denny will celebrate their anniversary Sunday, April 6. Congratulations to Denny and Rusty.

Some of those celebrating birthdays are Katie Janes, April 4; Alisha Newkirk, April 7; Jasmine Pekinpaugh, April 8; Jevin Madden and Brianna Wright, April 9 and Jessie Smith, Nancy Wright and Teresa Bullington, April 10. Happy birthday to all.


By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —David and Susie Myers of Boonville were in the vicinity this past Thursday afternoon visiting with family members and friends. Several family members joined them for supper at the Schwartz Family Restaurant near Eckerty that evening.

The couple also paid a visit to the Doolittle Mills Cemetery to pay their respects at the grave of Susie’s mother, Norma (Lynch) Walker. Susie is also the granddaughter of the late Russell Lynch of Doolittle Mills.

Anna Mae Riddle of English, Joyce Jacob of St. Henry, Brenda Madden of Kitterman Corner and I enjoyed lunch together a day last week at the Old English Golf Course in English. After lunch, we spent time at Anna Mae’s home in English visiting and reminiscing.

Anderson Valley Christian Church near Birdseye will have a pre-Easter revival Wednesday, April 16 through Friday, April 18 beginning at 6 p.m. each evening. Brother Webby Olglesby of Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon will be the evangelist.  Brother Chuck Crews of French Lick is the church pastor.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Best wishes are extended to Denny and Rusty Durr on their upcoming wedding anniversary. The couple attends the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. They will celebrate their anniversary Sunday, April 6. Anniversary blessings to Rusty and Denny. Some of those in the area celebrating recent birthdays are Eddie Huff, April 5; Jasmine Pekinpaugh, April 8; Jevin Madden, Tina Sturgeon and Brianna Wright, April 9; Teresa Bullington, Emily Colucci, Vickie Mitchell and Nancy Wright, April 10 and Sharon Johnson and Isaac Schwartz, April 11. Birthday blessings to all.


BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Sympathy to the family of Dwaine Bashor, who passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. Dwaine and his family moved to Perry County in 2005.

He was so involved in projects at St. Augustine’s and school activities that many in the area knew him. He had a great personality, outgoing nature and was well liked. May he rest in peace.

This week has been a bad one for our son, Urban, and a roller coaster event for the family as well.

He had some setbacks after his first chemotherapy treatment Tuesday. He is still fighting hard, though, and the prayers pulled him through. Thanks to everyone. Like they say, prayers can move mountains.

On the way back from Cincinnati Friday, we stop-ped at the New Albany VA Clinic for Carl, my husband, for his yearly physical. It was already several months overdue.

Tuesday I gave in and went to the doctor, since this congestion got so bad I could hardly get my breath. I get congested every spring from the pollen and I waited too long, I suppose.

While in Cincinnati at the Christ Hospital, we were surprised, as Urban was, to see our niece, Jean Staubach and her mother. Jean lives in the city and her mother drove down from Dayton to visit with all of us. It was good to see them again.

Happy anniversary to Arch and Jean Kellems April 7. May they be blessed with many more.

The benefit for Urban is just around the corner. It will be held Saturday, April 12. Items can be dropped off for the auction now at Indiana Realty and Auction on Main Street in Tell City.

There is an article elsewhere in this paper with auction times and details of the auction, dinner and cornhole tourney.

Happy birthday to Calvin Purtzer April 13, which is also our wedding anniversary. Enjoy the day.