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  • CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter in Cannelton is in need of help from the community. The shelter is designed to safely house 24 dogs and 21 cats and is again at full capacity. There are several ways to help.

    • Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting one of the homeless dogs or cats waiting at the shelter. Adoption fees include spay or neuter, all vaccines, heartworm tests for dogs, leukemia tests for cats and flea, tick and heartworm preventative.

  • TELL CITY – Diana Knight always felt fortunate that she grew up in the Army, where her family was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and Germany. When her father, Bob Jones, retired from service in 1970, the summer prior to Knight’s first year of high school, the family moved back to their place of origin – Tell City.

  • Editor’s Note: A mission journey in June led members of First Baptist Church in Tell City and others to the Central American nation of Nicaragua. Making the mission odyssey were Pastor Dan and Brandy Hopkins, Dennis and Lisa Bolin, Lacey Leibering, Travis Scifres, Barbara Mills, Janie Barnett, Katelyn Gutwein, Mark Sorrels, Harris Long and Carlane Palmer.

    Janie Barnett kept a travelog. Excerpts of her journal share the group’s activities.

     

  • THE LAGRANGE FAMILY reunion will be held at St. Isidore’s church hall near Bristow Saturday, Aug. 29. Family members are asked to arrive in time to begin serving at 12:30 p.m. Central with a carry-in dinner.

    Family members should take a dish, serving utensils and drinks for their family. Plates and cups will be provided. Each family attending is asked to take an item of memorabilia to display.

    There will be a family music jam, so take an instrument and play along. This year, more activities and games will be provided for all ages.

  • CHESAPEAKE, Va.  – Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. have joined forces again this year to gather school supplies for military children across the country. The supplies were purchased by customers nationwide and placed in collection boxes in each store.

    The Back-to-School Brigade program is a nationwide campaign by Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree. This is the seventh year that Dollar Tree has partnered with Operation Homefront for the program. Last year, Dollar Tree patrons donated more than $5 million of supplies.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City Kiwanians are taking orders for their Labor Day Coca-Cola Fundraiser. Any of 43 Coke products may be ordered from any Kiwanian or by calling one of the following project chairpersons listed below.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting to celebrate the dedication of the Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. (SIRS) Building to be renamed “The Reed Building” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.

    A dedication ceremony and open house will immediately follow until 4 p.m. The Reed Building is located at 1012 31st Street in Tell City.

  • DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH AND MARY ROGIER of Leopold will gather for a family reunion at noon Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Perry County Coon Club. Meal will be at noon, but arrive earlier if you would like. Table service will be provided. Take your own drinks and enough covered dishes for your family for a pitch-in dinner.

     

  • EVANSVILLE – The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will join a nationwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts Gold Award.

    This highest award in Girl Scouting began as the Golden Eaglet of Merit (1916 – 1918) and evolved over the decades as the Gold Eaglet Award (1918-1938), the First Class Award (1838 – 1940), the Curved Bar Award (1940 – 1963), again the First Class Award (1963 – 1980), and finally the Girl Scout Gold Award (1980 – present).

  • CORYDON – Peacock Children’s Theatre in Corydon is seeking young actors for the production of “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White.

    Artistic Director Rita Harden stated most of the cast has been selected, however, several more actors are still needed to complete the cast.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Girls in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to join Girl Scouts. There will be an informational registration meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Twilight Towers-Tell City Housing Authority High Rise, located at 1648 10th St. in Tell City. This year, the membership fee is being reduced from $15 to $7.50, thanks to community donations.

    Girl Scouts offers learning experiences and fun for girls and adult volunteers. Adults can become leaders, co-leaders or just offer helping hands. For more information, call (812) 547-6832.

  • OIL TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL classes of 1948 and 1949 will have a joint annual class reunion at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the patio Steak House in Tell City. All other graduates of OTHS are also welcome.

     

    THE ALLEN FAMILY REUNION will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Birdseye Conservation Club. Arrive early and enjoy the day. Meal will be at noon. Remember the date has been changed to the third Saturday. Any questions can be phoned to Kenny Wright (812) 836-2036.

     

  • OIL TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL classes of 1948 and 1949 will have a joint annual class reunion at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the patio Steak House in Tell City. All other graduates of OTHS are also welcome.

     

    THE ALLEN FAMILY REUNION will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Birdseye Conservation Club. Arrive early and enjoy the day. Meal will be at noon. Remember the day has been changed to the third Saturday. Any questions can be phoned to Kenny Wright (812) 836-2036.

     

  • PERRY COUNTY – Purdue Master Gardeners announce the August educational program for the public and master gardeners. “What You Need To Know About Beekeeping” will be presented by Debbie Seib of Mooresville.

    It will begin at 6 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Spencer County 4-H Center in Chrisney, on Highway 70, about half of a mile west of U.S. 231 in Spencer County.