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  • Benefit for Randall Tanner April 19

    TELL CITY - Southern Indiana Horseman's Club will hold a benefit euchre tourney for Randall "Randy" Tanner April 19.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. with games at 7. Cost is $5 at the door with games costing 25 cents. Chili, hot dogs, desserts and drinks will be available.

    For more information call Becky Howell at 836-2727.

    Tanner was diagnosed with two types of lung cancer and has no insurance to help with medical bills. All money donated will go to medical bills and expenses.

  • Red Cross to hold two blood drives

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will have two blood drives this month in Tell City.

    The public can donate blood from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Wal-Mart and from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. Identification must be presented.

  • CPR, first aid class set for March 31

    TELL CITY - The American Red Cross will have a CPR and first aid class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. For more information or questions call Gerald Davis at (270) 295-3641.

  • Newton part of project for Homeland Security

    MUNCIE - The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is putting its trust in Ball State University public relations student Megan Newton of Tell City, who is part of a team developing the agency's crisis communications.

    Under the leadership of Robert Pritchard, an associate professor of journalism who directs the university's public-relations program, a seven-member student team from Cardinal Communications is currently researching and assembling a crisis communications protocol for IDHS.

  • Renaissance sponsoring lip-sync contest

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Renaissance class is sponsoring its first lip-sync contest at 7 p.m. April 11 in the high-school auditorium. Students and staff members will lip-sync songs of their choice and be judged by school staff and community members.

    The winning group will receive an award for the best skit. Group members are encouraged to wear costumes and perform dance routines while lip-syncing.

    Admission $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • Junior-high chorus earns gold rating

    Students shine despite preparation-time cuts

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School chorus members came within four-and-a-half points of forcing music teacher Randy Roccia to shave his head when they scored a gold rating at an Indiana State School Music Association contest Saturday.

    "If they got perfect scores from all three judges on all three songs," he explained Monday, he'd agreed to undergo a shearing of his locks.

  • Register to vote by April 7

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Clerk Doris R. Davis reminds voters that April 7 is the last day to register to vote for Indiana's May 6 primary election. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person by the close of business that day.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk's office or on the Secretary of State's Web site at www.sos.IN.gov. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

  • Tell City still trying to settle claim for destroyed police cars

    City Hall cornerstone eyed for restoration

    TELL CITY - An insurance company has denied Tell City's claim over two damaged police cars totaled last month by an alleged drunk driver, sending the issue to the city's carrier.

    Alfa Vision Insurance Co. has declined to cover the two city cars struck by a sport-utility vehicle driven by William O. Thomas of Tell City.

    Thomas wasn't the owner of the vehicle, had no license and wasn't on the insured owner's policy.

  • Local man joins mission team to India

    Scifres to help set up two dialysis centers

    TELL CITY - Every week, Travis Scifres helps kidney patients get rid of harmful toxins through dialysis. This job, he said, is very rewarding and soon he'll have the opportunity to help others on a much grander scale.

    In April he will travel to the Indian cities of Jodhpur and Phalodi to set up dialysis clinics as part of A Bridge of Life - DaVita Medical Mission.

  • Fundraiser will help soldiers in Iraq

    TELL CITY - The family-support group serving Tell City-based National Guard soldiers will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. April 26 at the armory in Tell City, during which vendors and crafters will be able to offer crafts.