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  • Oakwood recognizes National Activity Professionals Week

    TELL CITY - Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City will celebrate National Activity Professionals Week, Jan. 17 through Jan. 22.

    This annual January event, declared by the National Association of Activity Professionals, honors and recognizes the activity professionals for the important role they play in enhancing the quality of life of the residents in their care.

  • Oxley expects to return to Statehouse soon

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of State Rep. Dennie Oxley (D-Taswell) issued the following statement last week on the legislator, who has been under medical care since going into cardiac arrest while being held for observation at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper in mid-November:

    "We have asked that the speaker of the house excuse Dennie from attending Indiana House sessions in Indianapolis this week. Although Dennie will not be able to be there, we fully expect him to be back at his job serving the people of the 73rd House District very soon."

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  • Small steps to health and wealth online challenge

    CANNELTON - Just in time to keep those New Year's resolutions to improve health and personal finances, Purdue Extension invites all Hoosiers to participate in the Small Steps to Health and Wealth Worldwide Challenge 2010.

    A land-grant partner, Rutgers Cooperative Extension is launching a new online Small Steps to Health and Wealth Challenge Web site. This free six-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, will be held from Jan. 17 through Feb. 27. Prizes will be awarded for participants who report the highest point totals.

  • TCHS hosts financial aid workshop

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will host a financial aid workshop Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

    A financial aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer questions any students or parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.

  • Optimist Club host chili dinner Saturday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Optimist Club members will host their annual chili dinner Saturday at Tell City High School before that night's varsity basketball game.

    A bowl of chili, sandwich, drink and dessert can be purchased for $7. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m.

    This year's event is being named in memory of Nemo Ress, who was very active with past chili dinners.

  • VNA to offer blood-pressure screenings

    TELL CITY - Visiting Nurse Association will offer free blood screenings at Wal-Mart and Twilight Towers in Tell City.  

    Screenings are scheduled for 8:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at Wal-Mart and from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at Twilight Towers.

    For more information call VNA at 547-7967.

     

  • Catholic Charities still offering coats

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities has a wide assortment of new and used coats available for those needing them. Sizes range from infant (boys and girls) through adult (men and women). There is no charge for these coats.

    Call Catholic Charities at 547-0903 to make arrangements or stop in at 802 Ninth Street in Tell City.

  • County braces for winter's first blast

    PERRY COUNTY - A developing winter storm moving into the Ohio River Valley was expected to bring the first significant snowfall of the season Wednesday night and Thursday, with accumulations of up to 5 inches before tapering off Thursday night.

    In the wake of the storm is an arctic air mass that will send nighttime lows into the low single digits through the weekend.

  • Voting sites may change again

    PERRY COUNTY - Their plan will save money, but the driving force behind a county election board proposal to further reduce the number of polling locations is their difficulty finding precinct workers.

    "Workers are getting very, very hard to find," member Pat Crawford said. "It's always a battle right up to the election. Some don't want to do it, but they do because we can't find anyone."

    Younger people don't want to sit at an election site for 12 hours for the $95 most of them earn, board member Mary Kay Elder added.