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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.

  • Coming Events

    Annual March of Dimes Walk Oct. 5

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Perry-Spencer Counties March For Babies will be held Oct. 5 at City Hall Park in Tell City. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. with the walk beginning at 2.

    After the walk, food and refreshments will be available. Organizers encourage the public to take part to support stronger, healthier babies. Teams and individuals are equally welcome to join the event as every dollar helps.

  • 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.

  • Sturgeon earns physical therapist assistant degree

    TELL CITY – Tina Sturgeon graduated magna cum laude in May from Vincennes University with an associate’s degree from VU’s physical therapist assistant program.

    She passed the National Physical Therapist Assistant exam in July and is a licensed PTA in the state of Indiana.

    Tina is employed by Advanced Rehabilitation Inc. in Tell City.

  • Terry – Howell

    Courtney May Terry and Brandon Lee Howell, both of Tell City, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rusty Terry and Jennifer Snyder of Tell City. Mr. Howell is the son of Greg and Karen Howell of Tell City.

    The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Blue Heron Farm near Rocky Point.

    A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus home in Tell City.

    Family and friends are invited.

  • COLUMN: Propane preparedness tips

    District 47 State Senator

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency declaration for our region regarding a shortage of liquefied petroleum gases, better known as LPG or propane.