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  • 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.

  • BOSSIER CITY, La. – Patrick Little, a 2007 Tell City High School graduate, is currently serving in the United State Air Force. The son of John and Joane Little of Tell City, Little is as-signed to the 2nd Bomb Wing, located on Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City. He is a cyber transport systems technician for the second communications squadron.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has autographed copies of “Perry County: Then and Now” by the late Michael Rutherford. The book is available at the chamber office, the Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch, Gatherings and Celebrations.
    The Perry County history book is a standard, library-size, 288-page hardbound book with a full color cover. The book price is $50 including sales tax throughout the holiday season. For more information, contact the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 547-2385.

  • CANNELTON – Cannelton 175th-anniversary souvenirs are still available and would make great gifts this holiday, according to members of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.
    Souvenirs are available at Cannelton Utilities and the Perry County Chamber offices. Items for sale include a plate for $15; etched wine and beer glasses for $8 each or two for $15 (can mix and match); buttons for $1; “Cannelton Stories” DVD for $20 and a commemorative program book for $2.
    For more information, contact the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 547-2385.

  • TELL CITY – Roy and Chris Pickler, who were contestants on the NBC hit TV show, “The Biggest Loser,” will be available to talk one-on-one at EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center Nov. 28.
    Consultations will be $25 for 30-minute time slots. Get the chance to ask questions about what they learned firsthand on the ranch with their coaches and other diet and fitness professionals.
    Since the show, the couple have made a life of traveling and speaking to others who are wanting to start this weight-loss journey themselves.

  • TELL CITY – A birthday celebration for former Indiana Gov. Ed Whitcomb will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

  • The students and families of William Tell Elementary grew a community garden this summer.

  • TELL CITY – The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. will present its 10th theater production Friday through Sunday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. The production “Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree” is one in a series of “Nunsense” musicals written by Dan Goggin.  Tri Kappa previously presented “Nunsense,” “Nun-crackers,” and “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.”

  • TELL CITY – A benefit for Debbie Cronin will be held Nov. 24 at the Tell City American Legion Post. The event will include a dinner, silent and live auctions, a dance and karaoke.
    Admission price is $10 per person and will include dinner, a door prize and entertainment. Doors will open at 4 p.m. The silent auction will run from 4 to 7 p.m. and those entering must be present to win.

  • DERBY – The 2011 report for St. Mary’s Cemetery in Derby has been re-leased.
    People donating to the cemetery fund during 2011 were:

  • Ribbon cutting for Greenhouse & Bouquets Thursday
    TELL CITY – A ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of The Greenhouse & Bouquets will be held at noon Thursday at the business’ location, 2145 N. Main Street in Tell City.
    There will also be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include refreshments and tours.

    Bookmobile auction ends Saturday

  • TELL CITY – Kelly George and Melody Hedinger of Skinsations Esthetician Salon and Boutique were recently awarded a trip to Great Barrington, Mass., to meet Jane Iredale of Jane Iredale Cosmetics. The mineral makeup promotes healthy skin and is the No. 1 recommended cosmetic by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, according to George and Hedinger.