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  • TELL CITY – Golden Living Center – Lincoln Hills’ Resident Council will host its annual Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the main hallway of the building.

    Candy, baked items, craft items, new items, gently used items and more will be for sale. All proceeds will go to the Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills Resident Council.

    The public is invited to attend this event.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Coon Club will hold its Christmas party Saturday at the coon club.
    This party is for members and club volunteers only. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. and karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. Anyone who plans to attend is asked to take a covered dish.

  • JASPER – 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Jasper Engines & Transmissions.  As part of the year-long celebration, the company took a group of associates, based on years of service, on a weekend trip to Nashville, Tenn.

    These associates attending recently marked 30 and 31 years of service with Jasper Engines, along with associates who have achieved 35 or more years of service.

  • PERRY COUNTY – There is still time for students in primary and secondary schools, both public and private in grades kindergarten through 12, to design a poster for the 24th annual River Sweep 2013.
    Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is $500, and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. A prize of $500 will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.

  • During the month of October the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start Classroom 3 enjoyed activities that helped them learn about fire safety.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa has added nine new prints to its collection of historic landmarks in Perry County, which the group are selling to the public.

    Most of the prints were drawn by the residents in the Purposeful Living United Service program at the Branchville Correctional Facility. The Cotton Mill, Cannelton High School, the old Cannelton courthouse, the old Rome courthouse and the Celtic Cross are depicted in the new prints.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 2 through Jan. 18.
    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new variety, Mango Cremes.
    The Mango Cremes are a crunchy vanilla and coconut cookie with a mango-flavored filling.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch will host a Christmas story time and caroling experience for all the young at heart from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
    Tell City native and professional singer and performer Lisa Lawalin McTighe will lead caroling with traditional classic Christmas carols. There will also be a special Christmas story and craft session.
    The public is welcome to join the library staff for this Christmas sing-a-ling-a-ling story time and caroling. The program is free to all.

  • The Women’s Guild of the Evangelical United Church of Christ recently donated $250 to the Perry County Council on Aging. Council President Jean Etienne, right, accepts the donation check from guild member Melba Ayer.

    The Guild also donated $250 equally to the Perry County Food Coalition, Crisis Connections and the Perry County Council of Agencies. The church donates proceeds from its fall bazaar each year to local charities.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Daisy Girl Scout Troop 503 is collecting donations of personal-care items to aid families of the area.
    Items being accepted include shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, combs, soap and baby items.  Trial sized or full sized donations are welcome.  Items may be dropped off now through Dec. 7 at The Perry County News office located at 537 Main Street or at Gladish Chiropractic Clinic located at 1430 Main Street.  

  • TELL CITY – The Hoosier Heights Ladies will host an auction at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. The auction will feature a live auction as well as a silent auction.

    Traci Coyle will conduct the live auction. As part of the evening’s activities there will be a half-pot drawing and a cash raffle. A bake sale is part of the event.
    A buffet dinner of fried chicken and roast beef will start at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • TELL CITY – Laurie Dinkel, an associate of the Tell City Regional Arts Association, conducted a poetry reading Nov. 9 at the Tell City Star Café on Main Street in Tell City. A few of the poems read at the meeting were written by Doris Yvonne Burst in honor of veterans and were well received, according to those attending. The next meeting will be in March; look for details in the Perry County News. Below are a few of Burst’s poems read Nov. 9.

    Tried and True

    They came from all walks of life

  • Anna Lou Howe of Evanston stopped by the News office recently to share some strange-shaped sweet potatoes that had grown in her garden. Some had different sized knobs on them, some were very large in size and others, like the duck-shaped one in the first picture, made interesting shapes.

    Howe said the potatoes grew in her personal garden which she tended along with tomatoes and zuccinis. She said this was the first year she had grown sweet potatoes and got the start for this batch from her newphew.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Effective Nov. 19, Indiana Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. 2, offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday.

  • The sixth grade students at Perry Central Elementary School got the privilege to see a K9 demonstration by Officer Michael Jackson and his dog, Eric, officer Derek Lawalin and his dog, Jago, and Officer Jason Shadwick. 

  • JASPER – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s medical staff will award a $500 scholarship to an area high-school senior entering a two- to four-year educational program in a health-related field.  
    To qualify, the applicant must maintain at least a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) grade point average. Other criteria for consideration include SAT scores, financial need and community involvement. A brief essay is required along with letters of reference.  

  • SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort has launched Rudolph’s Family Christmas Weekends Friday and Saturday nights from Nov. 23 through Dec. 15. These new Christmas packages, which include a two-night stay in Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins, are a $400 value for only $250.

  • Cannelton Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day flag ceremony at the Myers and William Bennett Early Learning Center buildings Nov. 9. Members of the Cannelton American Legion Post 142 held a presentation and presented both school buildings with a new American Flag and an Indiana Flag.

  • The Oil Township Class of 1962 met for its 50th class reunion recently at the Patio. Pictured in the front from the left are Carolyn (Judge) DeMonbreun, Carolyn (Jarboe) Harbaville, Marilyn (Picou) Breitweiser and Catherine (Kelly) Frakes. In the middle row are Freda (Rogier) Kessens, Mary Lois Ransom, Phyllis (Taylor) Dupont, Carolyn (Wittmer) Luecke, Carol Ann James and David Eigel. In the back row are Norman Hubert, Ernie Smitley, Albert (Buddy) Peter, Donnie Hubert, Robert Rennie and Sam Hubert.

  • TOBINSPORT – The 36th annual Weatherholt reunion was held Sept. 22 in Tobinsport at the Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church. Approximately 65 people attended, descendants of Jacob Weatherholt Sr. Those attending for the first time included Heath and Poe Burst, Billie Brown, Linda Coleman and John Weatherholt.