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Letters

  • LETTER: Community gave its support to 2014 Ladies Day Out

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Ladies Day Out, held during October each year. We appreciate that you shop locally.

    Thanks to Burris, LeClere, Labhart Eye Center, Celebrations, Domestic Goddess Salon & Boutique, EverBody’s Fun & Fitness, Gatherings, Now & Then, Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Skinsations and the Tell City Depot

  • LETTER: Find ways to be of service to others this season

    Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks. We express gratitude and love for our families and for blessings. Or, do we just take for granted what we have? You know, a warm house to come home to, food to eat, family and good friends. Are we grateful to live in this country and to have a job, a means to support our family?

    Our country is experiencing a very poor economy. Unemployment is up, even though data and statistics may show it is dropping.

  • LETTER: Annexation support evident at Nov. 20 hearing

    We would like to thank everyone who showed up in Jasper at the annexation hearing Nov. 20. The turnout was great. It let us know where we stand and how the process works. In my opinion, we are looking good but we can’t sit idly by and forget about the work we have put into this.

    It is a long process, but we have to keep motivated. I think the turnout let the city and their attorneys know how organized we are.

  • LETTER: Don’t be afraid to speak up for what you feel is right

    Now that the elections are over and the community has chosen our leadership, I would like to share thoughts from an article I read some time ago concerning public involvement and community issues.

    The article was titled “5 reasons you should speak up” in which best-selling author Kevin Daum listed reasons citizens should be frank and contribute to public issues. He provided permission to use his article in the News.

    I believe our community will benefit by embracing the “bring it up” core value Daum mentions.

  • LETTER: EPA directive will hit Hoosier pocketbooks

    Indiana’s environment is cleaner than it’s been in our lifetimes. But such substantial progress here and in other parts of the country is not enough for the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Smart, necessary regulations make sense. However, that’s the opposite of what we have with the new directive to strictly limit carbon emissions from the nation’s existing coal-fired power plants.

  • LETTER: School strives for a healthier community

    If you attend Tell City Junior-Senior High School sporting events this winter, you’ll notice some changes. The school was awarded a three-year, $75,000 grant through the Welborn Foundation Heroes Program.

    According to the foundation, their purpose is to “... provide financial and guiding support to elementary, middle and high schools so they can commit, implement, and evaluate their own schools’ health…”

  • LETTER: Consider helping United Way’s mission

    United Way of Perry Coun-ty provides services, programs, and resources to fund agencies, nonprofit organizations and community programs.

    They do this with the help of people and businesses that invest in the mission of helping the people of Perry County to live their best possible lives.

    During this holiday season, consider the benefit in giving back to a local organization.

  • LETTER: Community bell ringers, donations needed

    I am once again in need of your help. I am the kettle coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Perry County and I am in need of volunteer bell ringers.

    Perhaps you, your family, business, church, club, or civic organization would be willing to ring bells for us this season.

    We will have kettles in front of each Wal-Mart entrance from Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. We are allowed to ring bells from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.

  • LETTER: Thank you for making Perry County’s bicentennial celebration a great one

    I would like to thank the following sponsors of the Perry County Bicentennial celebration:

  • LETTER: Shubael Little events drawing new visitors

    Shubael Little Pioneer Village once again had a wonderful open house the third weekend of October. A survey at the gate showed that 50 percent of the cars entering had not been here before. Thanks to so many, including the Perry County News, for helping us reach so many new people. We estimate 1,000 guests visited the two days. The following week we hosted 300 school children, teachers and chaperones.