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  • PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corporation through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.  
    The program will provide $3,000 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.  The program encourages low-income senior citizens to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which helps support our community’s farmers.  

  • TELL CITY – Following is the summer schedule for the Perry County Bookmobile. Materials may be returned to any stop on the schedule or to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library or the Cannelton Public Library.
    School stops are scheduled with classes all day; for smaller crowds and easier selection, avoid those stops.  If school is cancelled or is released early, the bookmobile schedule may change. When in doubt, contact the library.
    Anyone wishing to check out materials on the bookmobile will have to have a library card to check out.

  • CORYDON – The Jonathan Jennings Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812 June meeting was held in Corydon. President Carol Scales opened the meeting in ritualistic form. Edith Key led the pledge to the Flag of the United States of America and Lynn Keasling led the group in the American’s Creed and acted as chaplain pro tern. Priscilla Fikes served as secretary pro tern.
    After officers and committee chairs reported, Marilyn Rhodes led a national flag discussion. She quoted George Washington’s explanation of how the flag was to be constructed.

  • TELL CITY – Applicants are sought for the 2013 Schweizer Fest pageant. Applications are ready and available at Cinderella’s, 922 Main St. Tell City.
    Age groups this year are as follows: Mini Princess, girls 2 to 3 years of age; Little Princess, 4 to 5 years of age Miss Princess, girls 6 to 8 years of age; Mini Prince, boys 2 to 3 years of age; Little Mister, boys 4 to 5 years of age; Mister Prince, 6 to 8 years of age; Junior Miss, girls 9 to 12 years of age; Teen Miss, girls 13 to 16 years of age; Miss Queen, girls 17 to 22 years of age.

  • Tell City’s Main Street filled with more than 260 people May 25 for New Directions Health & Fitness Club’s first Colors of Hope 5K color run and walk.

    Participants along the 3.1 mile route encountered volunteers with bottles filled with colored cornstarch, which was tossed onto the runners and walkers. The morning started a little chilly, but eventually cleared to sunshine as runners and walkers made it across the finish line. The race was put together to help raise funds for Perry County’s Relay for Life campaign.

  • Members of the Heeke family gathered recently for a five-generation picture. Seated in the front with baby Sophia Goffinet is great-great-grandmother Anna Heeke. To the left is grandmother Bridget Goffinet. Behind them on the left is Sophia’s father, Grant Goffinet. To the right is Sophia’s great-grandfather, Frank Heeke.

  • TELL CITY – St. Paul Catholic Church will host an annual summer picnic Sunday in City Hall Park, 700 Main St.
    The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with grilled-chick-en and roast-beef dinners served in the parish hall, 824 Jefferson St. Takeouts will be available. Price is $8 for adults and $5 for children 8 years and younger.

    Games and food will be offered in the park across from the church beginning at 11 a.m.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair with area businesses Tuesday. The job fair will be held at the Schergens Center from 1 to 6 p.m.

    All interested businesses are invited to set up booths promoting employment in their companies.

    Booth rental for chamber members is $100 for large employers and $50 for small employers; for non-members it is $200 for large employers and $100 for small employers.

    The job fair is free to educational institutions, workforce development agencies and local government.

  • TELL CITY – Tell City First Baptist Church invites children to attend vacation Bible school from June 24 through June 28. The theme this year is “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.”

  • In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the residents of Oakwood Health Campus enjoyed a week’s worth of festivities and an evening full of patriotism May 17. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is currently taking applications for the 2013-14 program year. We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the upcoming school year. 

    The program includes a variety of activities, including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings.

    The meetings are usually conducted from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 Ladies Auxiliary Unit elected officers for the 2013-14 year recently. From the left are Nelda Gray, trustee; Darlene Schneider, treasurer; Betty Sweeney, chaplin; Sharon Shreve, secretary; Doris Turner, senior vice president, and Kimberly Patrick, president. Absent from the picture is Terry Winkler, guard.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 elected officers for the 2013-14 year recently. From the left are, George Stowe, service officer; Emory Yaggi, house committees; Wayne Simon, senior vice commander; Kerry James, commander; Ross Riley, trustee; Ron Carlson, chaplin; Dennis Shreve, adjutant, and Mike Schneider, quarter master.

  • Perry County Girl Scout troops gathered for a sleepover recently. The theme of the sleepover was “Brave.” Troops 503, 126, 23, 254 and 653 participated in the event.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.
    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

  • The families of Henrietta Lasher gathered for generations pictures over the holidays last year.

  • A TSW wrestling event fundraiser was held May 18 at Perry Central High School to raise funds for Erin Owen. Owen, a 31-year-old Tell City resident has been battling with breast cancer since February.

  • The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Leadership Class held its 12th annual Academic Pep Rally May 3. The theme this year was “Las Vegas: Don’t Gamble with your grades.” Approximately 250 students were recognized for their academic achievements, good citizenship and attendance.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is presenting a Mackinac Island trip in Michigan through Toby Tours.
    During the four-day, three-night trip, guests will take a horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island, have a grand buffet lunch tat Grand Hotel and have free time to enjoy the Grand’s porch view or meander through town for some shopping and sight seeing.