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Today's Features

  • DERBY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer a blood-pressure, glucose (sugar), and total cholesterol screening from 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Ramsey’s Tavern in Derby. Fasting for two hours before taking the test is recommended; eight hours is preferred.
    For more information, contact Caryn Weiss at 547-0125 or send e-mail to cwei-ss@pchospital.org.

  • TELL CITY – Bethel Baptist Church, 911 Fulton in Tell City, is inviting the public to a “Country Christmas in The City” celebration of Christmas music and entertainment Friday and Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. both nights.
    According to program coordinator Lesa Ammon, all types of Christmas music will be performed by members of the church, along with a few other entertaining skits.
    Also, Bethel’s children’s Christmas program will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. The program will be “The 12 Symbols of Christmas.” The public is invited.

  • EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville has announced that two local students will perform at the Department of Music’s 32nd annual Holiday Pops Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Evansville’s Victory Theatre.
    Taking part in the concert are Mary Burst of Tell City, majoring in music education, and Kaitlin Emmert of Ferdinand, majoring in music therapy.

  • NEW BOSTON – A chicken-dinner fundraiser for Tyler Zoglman will be held Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, one half mile west of New Boston.
    Grilled chicken plates with mashed potatoes and green beans will be for sale starting at 10:30 a.m. Carry-out plates will be available. Soft drinks and desserts will also be for sale.
    The proceeds from the dinner will go toward Zoglman’s medical expenses. He is a 13-year-old Perry County resident battling cancer.

  • EVANSVILLE – As part of its outreach programs, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    Under the direction of Evansville Philharmonic Chorus Director Dennis Malfatti, the baroque-size orchestra drawn from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will join forces with voices from the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus to present this 18th century masterpiece.

  • FULDA – St. Boniface Catholic Church’s parish family invites neighbors and friends to a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the church parish center in Fulda.
    The menu will include sausage, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon roll, fruit cup, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children (This is a correction from the story published in the Thursday edition of The News).
    Those attending will also be able to visit with Saint Nicholas during the morning.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Numerous Perry County 4-H members were given awards and a 55-year veteran volunteer of the 4-H program was honored during the Perry County 4-H Celebration held Nov. 13 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Members applied for awards and were selected based on their applications. Leaders were also honored according to their tenure, said Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Warner.

  • The family of Paul Pfeiffer of Cannelton gathered at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Father Meriate Hall Aug. 28 for a five-generation picture.

    Pictured are three-week-old RyLan Wayne Sandage held by his great-great-grandfather, Paul Pfeiffer, and next to them is RyLan’s great-grandmother, Mary Jo Schullenberg of Cannelton. Behind them are the baby’s grandfather, Tony Sandage of Cannelton and the baby’s father, Tyler Allen Sandage of Tell City.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus United Methodist Church, located on Indiana 245 in Santa Claus, has announced its schedule of Christmas-season services.
    The first event will be “The Mystery of the Manger,” a special Christmas children and youth choir program set for 3 p.m. Sunday. The church’s Cherub and Next Generation choirs will share the evidence surrounding Jesus’ birth as it is described in scripture.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Buffalo Run will hold a holiday open house from 10 to 2 p.m., Saturday at Buffalo Run Farm.
    The open house will include a feeding of the buffalo herd at 11 a.m. Visitors may also visit a Native American tepee with various animal hides on display.
    The legendary Lincoln Cabin will be open with a fire and candle-lit interior. Children are invited to play with pioneer toys and try their hands at tomahawk throwing.
    Menu items for the day will include low fat and low calorie buffalo burgers, elk burgers and grass-fed beef hamburgers.