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    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Congratulations to James Mark Rhodes II and Jaime Lee Hess, who were married Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City.  

    The reception followed at the Tell City American Legion. May God bless them with many years of happiness.

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  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Festival Oct. 23

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 69th annual Cannelton Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen candidates are Jaci James, Summer DuPont, Brooklyn Hale, Kendall Hale, Kyra Hemmings and Natalee Harris.

    The candidates will be out in the community collecting money for the PTO.

    The student who raises the most money will be crowned the 69th Fall Festival queen.

    Admission price is 25 cents for guests not in costume.

  • Child-care group seeks interested providers

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Childcare Inc. has extended the deadline for completing its child-care survey to Friday, Oct. 3.

    An online survey has been created at www.surveymonkey.com/s/perrycountychildcare to identify the need for such services locally. Members of the public who have child-care needs are encouraged to complete the survey no later than that date.

    The initiative is seeking experienced individuals or established child care businesses that might be interested in partnering on a 24-7 child-care operation.

  • Rome plans day of food, fun and festivities Sunday for 2014 Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour

    ROME – The historic courthouse in Rome will be the site of the heritage tour activities for the town of Rome.

    Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, dinners of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread, slaw and homemade dessert with tea or lemonade will be available to guests.

    Live music by House Kat Trio with Rita, Ray and Teddy will entertain visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again starting at 1:45 p.m.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Oct. 11

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival is just a few weeks away.

    The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Currently in its eighth year, the art fest features a full day of food, music, microbrewery and wineries, kids activities and a wide variety of musicians and artisans. Musicians are welcome to join in “jam sessions” on the streets in the heart of the festival for acoustic style performances.

  • Bristow 25th Octoberfest set for Sunday, Oct. 12

    BRISTOW – Bristow will host its 25th Octoberfest and Street Rod, Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Bristow Community Center.

    Registration for the street rod, antique and classic car and truck show will begin at 8 a.m.

    There will be street rod, inspections, door prizes, dash plaques at 4 p.m., top 50 and special awards.

  • Young professionals group meeting Oct. 8

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Young Professionals will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Smackwater Cove restaurant in Derby.

    The group formed earlier this year and held a few organizational meetings.

    The gathering next month will be held to reorganize and prepare for regular meetings and activities in the future.

    An election of officers will be discussed.  For more information, contact Chris Cail at 619-6128, Andy Hollinden at (317) 372-2762 or Vince Luecke at 719-2301. Anyone interested in the group is invited.

  • Cannelton tailgate party

    A tailgate party in Cannelton Sept. 20 was a hit with more than 500 people attending, its sponsors reported.

    Chris and Tabitha Blake sponsored the event with community sponsorships and volunteers.

    Activities included a street car and bike show, mechanical bull riding, games, food booths and vendors.

    Proceeds will support bullying-prevention programs at Cannelton City Schools.

    Chris Blake said future events are planned and predicted they will draw even more people.

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