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PERRY COUNTY – Catholic Charities is currently conducting its annual winter coat and blanket give-away.
If you or someone you know needs a winter coat, organizers ask they come to Catholic Charities for assistance.
Due to the generosity of local residents, the group has a very good supply of coats for all ages - small children through adults. There are also several blankets to choose from.
There is no charge for these items for anyone who needs a winter coat or blanket. Contact Catholic Charities at 547-0903 for more information.
American Legion Post 213 Tell City S.A.L. member Waylon Hagedorn and Junior Auxiliary members Kendra Gehlhausen, Jolene Hagedorn and Lacey Hellums made gingerbread homes at the Dec. 3 meeting at the post in Tell City.
JASPER – A morning devoted to women’s health is planned for Jan. 14 at the Huntingburg Event Center. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s “Women of the Heartland” will feature cardiologist Dr. Mary Walsh of Indianapolis, who is a nationally recognized expert on women and heart disease.
Her keynote speech will be “Heart Disease in Women: Am I at Risk?”
Second-grader Tomo Tsuge recently read the story “The Breman Town Musicians” in Japanese to his classmates. The story is one the class is currently studying. Mary Jane Beckort, the class’ teacher, said the students enjoyed hearing the story in Japanese.
TELL CITY—No one scored more than seven points for Tell City as it had a lackluster game in a 47-40 PAC girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.
“We weren’t prepared and that’s my fault,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We just didn’t seem ready to play.
“We came off a good game against Dubois and we didn’t have a very good week of practice.”
Tell City had trouble penetrating Tecumseh’s zone defense and was also hurt by center McKenzie Hayes’ getting into early foul trouble.
LEOPOLD—Perry Central had problems on defense in a 44-41 PLAC girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.
The Commodores had decent statistics in nearly every category: 39.2 percent field-goal shooting, 31 rebounds and only 14 turnovers.
But “we didn’t defend well at times,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We just gave up too many layups—we were letting them blow right by us.
“We’re putting people at the foul line too much.
SELLERSBURG—Cannelton overcame 26.6 percent field-goal shooting to beat Rock Creek Academy 53-43 in girls basketball Friday.
Rock Creek played a 2-1-2 zone defense most of the time. “We had a lot of open shoots—we just couldn’t knock any of them down,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
The Bulldogs made up for their cold shooting on defense as they forced 40 Rock Creek turnovers—26 on steals.
Some of those turnovers came against the Bulldogs’ full-court press and some against their 1-2-2 half-court trap.