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Today's Opinions

  • We should follow Gates’ example in funding Alzheimer’s research

    We applaud Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ decision to pledge $100 million of his own money to Alzheimer’s research and hope it will inspire millions of people to make donations to this worthy cause.

    We realize that most people can’t match the amount of Gates’ donation. For an American with an average salary, $50 or $100 might be comparable to $100 million for Gates.

    And to those who say they can’t afford to given even $25 to this cause, we would say, “How can you afford not to?”

  • Where’s the Hoosier beef? Grass-fed vs. grain-fed

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    Guest Columnist

     

    Editor’s Note: Perry County is home to a number of producers who produce grass-fed beef as well as consumers who enjoy it.

     

    Indiana’s agriculture industry helps fuel the state’s economy and touches the life of every Hoosier. A major component of that industry includes the production of beef. Our state has around 870,000 head of cattle, more than 190,000 of which are beef cows.

  • A proud American veteran

    As a former teacher and handicapped military veteran, I was surprised by four of my former fine Perry Central students, namely Ellen (Jones) Haire, Susan (Bryant) Ubelhor, Donna (Hedinger) Schipp and Dorothy (Schaefer) Gelarden at Denny’s Restaurant in Jasper on Veterans Day.

    They provided a fine meal and a Denny’s gift certificate. I consider it an early Christmas gift.

    What a wonderful relationship between former students and their former teacher.

    God bless them. Yes, I taught many wonderful students at Perry Central. Thank you again.

  • Taste and Share event a hit

    The Catholic Charities Tell City Advisory Board along with Agency Director Joan Hess would like to thank the community for supporting our recent Taste and Share event.

    This second annual fundraiser was successful and money raised will enable us to offer support to many needy neighbors.

    Special thanks are given to Mayor Jim Adams and the city of Tell City for the use of the Schergens Center, Betty Cash, Teresa Dauby and Cinderella’s, James Rash, Danny Bolin, Leo Gronquist, and everyone who attended, bought a ticket, or donated to our programs.

  • Holiday brightened for families

    More than 240 local residents received a Thanksgiving meal this year thanks to many who supported Evangelical United Church of Christ’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.

    The project would not be successful without the generous donations of cash, pies, time in the kitchen and delivery of meals.

    Special thanks to Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit for smoking four turkeys for us. We appreciate the many volunteers who helped and plan to continue this annual project.

     

  • Community made 4-H event a success

    The Perry County 4-H Council would like to take this opportunity to thank the Junior Leaders, fairgrounds committee, livestock committee, local 4-H clubs, Chris Kessens, Chris Tempel and all who helped cook the food, and everyone else who helped with the dinner and auction that was held on Nov 4.

    Your support is greatly appreciated and a great help to the program. Special thanks to all the donors:

  • The trees we love

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • The world is gaining on the American model

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    Data offers a perspective that some American fundamentals are being better applied in other countries. Don’t shoot the messenger. Because some will say, figures lie and liars figure, as the old adage goes, and that’s a concept not lost here.