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Today's Features

  • ST. MEINRAD –The Eykamp String Quartet will present a free concert Monday, Dec. 7, in the St. Bede Theater at 7:30 p.m. central time, on the campus of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad.

    Members of the Eykamp String Quartet serve as principal string players of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and as artists in residence at the University of Evansville.

  • Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Several years ago I made the mistake of leaving the water pump in the barn instead of storing it in the basement. Well, I found out why Daddy always stored it in the basement during the cold days of winter.

    When I got the pump out to do some irrigation the following summer, the primer tank had split right open. A little bit of moisture was left in the tank and it froze. The tank is made of cast iron so imagine what a little moisture might do to your favorite terra-cotta pot.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The popular smartphone app developed by the Office of Monastery Vocations of Saint Meinrad Archabbey has launched an updated version with new features.

    Honor Your Inner Monk is a free prayer app that has been downloaded about 20,000 times. The app allows users to pray a different short prayer each morning and afternoon.

  • Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Thanksgiving brought together a number of friends and neighbors, and a part of the get-together is turkey. The same happens for Christmas and turkey is a part.

    These are the plump domestic variety, not the lean dark meat wild variety taken during spring or fall hunting seasons.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Indiana’s 200th birthday will be celebrated throughout 2016. To commemorate the bicentennial, a book of two plays about President Abraham Lincoln, written by the Rev. Gavin Barnes OSB has been published.

    The book, “The Indiana Years & Between Friends: Plays about Abraham Lincoln,” has been endorsed as a Bicentennial Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

  • Mr. and Mrs. John O. Wittman of Evanston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12, at St. John’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Evanston, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m.

    John and the former Roberta (Bertie) Zimmerman were married Dec. 11, 1965, in a candlelight service at St. Peter’s E&R Church, in Lamar. They are the parents of two children, Cheryl (Steven) Southwood and Tina (Michael) DeVillez, both of Evanston. They have three grandchildren, Hayleigh and Allyson Southwood and John-David DeVillez.

  • By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    A long a serene hillside where German Ridge empties into Deer Creek, Dee Marchand makes her home – and her locally famous holiday wreathes and center pieces. But more than simply a traditional Christmas wreathe, it’s a presentation piece for the whole season as every day decor.

    “If you take care of it like you do your annuals, and give it a little water every now and then, it’ll last all through winter,” Marchand said.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Holiday Helpers United program, is once again sponsoring a winter coat giveaway. Coats for adults and children are currently available at the Catholic Charities office.

    Call (812) 547-0903 for more information.

    Also, new and good used coats are currently being collected for this year’s supply at Wal-Mart in Tell City, Bower Construction in Tell City or drop off at Catholic Charities.

  • ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will offer an intensive five-day icon painting workshop, titled “A Window to Heaven,” Jan. 2-6, 2016, on the Archabbey grounds.

    During this workshop, participants will follow step-by-step instructions and complete an icon of The Mother of God of Peace. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City First United Methodist Church, located on 702 10th St., will be collecting items for the Perry County Animal Shelter through Dec. 6.

    Items needed are partial or full bags of scoopable cat litter, washcloths, towels, throws, baby blankets, laundry detergent, dawn dish soap, Pine sol, dog collars, cat collars, disinfect wipes and trash bags, which can be either heavy duty 30 gallon or heavy duty kitchen.