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  • Junior Auxiliary members from Tell City American Legion Post 213 Lacey Hellums, Linzie Hellums and Kendra Gehlhausen pose after receiving their patches for completing activities in the Junior Activity Patch Program.

  • Cannelton seniors Dylan Schneider and Sammie James were crowned homecoming king and queen at ceremonies held Jan. 14 at the Cannelton Community Center before the Bulldogs basketball game against Medora.

  • LEOPOLD – The 2011-12 Perry Central basketball homecoming ceremony will be held Friday between games of the boys’ varsity and junior varsity basketball game vs. Orleans. The junior varsity game begins at 5:30 p.m.
    Their fellow senior classmates selected the queen and king candidates. The entire high school student body will choose the queen and king.

  • The Cannelton High School Class of 1966 recently held their 45th class reunion at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City. Those attending were, sitting from left, Nancy (Carr) Clark, Linda (Rearden) Terry, Bonnie (Etienne) Reed, Linda (Goodson) Jones, Donna (Claycomb) Peter, Carol Jane (Taylor) Schipp, Nancy (Huber) May, Susie (Stephens) York and Janet (King) Ball. Standing are Nancy (Mogan) Bland, Randall Carter, Denny Ramsey, Phillip Braunecker, Richard Ball, Terry Raley, Tom May, Parvin Smith, Robert Hafele, Jerry Paris, James Seals and Jane (Bennett) Snyder.

  • Rebecca Lauster, left, secretary and Sharon Watson, right, president of the South-Southwest Indiana District Employee Association, present Darlene Fischer with the Employee of the Year Award at the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annual conference and awards banquet held Jan. 10. The South-Southwest District is composed of 11 counties, from which Fischer was nominated. She was selected for the award by an IDEA committee.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Hoosiers may apply for assistance with their heating bills through a program called the Energy Assistance Program, said Larry K. Kleeman, executive director of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Appointments must be made and are now being accepted.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will again be offered for four evenings in January, February and March. The sessions will be held Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Feb. 20 and March 8. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    All of the programs except the Feb. 20 session will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Feb. 20 program is in conjunction with the Perry County Cattle Association annual meeting, which will be held at Perry Central School Cafeteria.

  • TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.
    The program, entitled Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing is gear-ed toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.
    The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis, and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.

  • DALE – The Farm Financial Recordkeeping for Farm Women Program is a two evening program that will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Lincoln Heritage Library in Dale.
    The program is being offered by the Purdue Women in Ag Team and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
    Financial recordkeeping is important task to the farm business for several reasons.
    It provides the information needed to complete tax forms accurately and the records are used many times when requesting funds from banks for operating loans or to purchase more farm ground.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Vanderburgh Community Foundation became the Region 10 Arts Partner for the Indiana Arts Commission Jan. 1. 
    In this role, the foundation will facilitate grant and funding opportunities for area artists and arts-related nonprofit groups. Region 10 consists of all of the counties in the Community Foundation Alliance: Spencer, Perry, Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Warrick, as well as Dubois County.

  • CANNELTON – Cannelton’s basketball homecoming ceremonies will be Saturday at the Cannelton Community Center during the team’s game against Medora. The junior-varisity game starts at 5 p.m. and the homecoming activities will start at approximately 6:15 p.m.

  • Lincoln Trails Quilt Guild recently drew the winner of its annual quilt raffle. Pictured with her quilt is winner Wanda Payne of Owensboro, Ky. The quilt was made and pieced together by guild members throughout the year.

  • The first baby of 2012 born in Perry County has arrived. Brooklyn Sue Carlquist was born Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at 3:40 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Bryanna Howell and Alex Carlquist, pictured here along with delivering doctor Juan Cornejo. “Some interesting information is that we had two babies born on the same day last year, Jan. 14. The first baby of 2010 was also born Jan. 4,” Director of marketing and customer relations Jennifer Scherzinger said. “Jan. 4 is a popular day at PCMH.”

  • TELL CITY – A benefit for Perry Central student Tyler Cundiff at 1 p.m. Saturday at Indiana Realty and Auction Co. will feature many items, including Indianapolis football, hat and mini helmet memorabilia complete with signatures of some popular team members.

  • TELL CITY – Beginning Jan. 9, Perry County Memorial Hospital will host its first COPD Support Group Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room C. The topic will be “What is COPD?”
    COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic means long-term; obstructive refers to blockage in the airways of the lung and pulmonary refers to the lungs.
    The most common obstructive lung diseases are chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District invites livestock producers in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference. It will be held from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Simon J. Graber Building in Odon.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce, along with participating businesses, announces winners of this past year’s Christmas Cash Giveaway contest for the week of Dec. 16.
    To win, shoppers had to register at one of the participating merchants during December to win chamber gift certificates. The promotion is intended to encourage local shopping over the holiday season and give local residents some extra shopping money compliments of local businesses. There was a winner from each participating location each week.

  • Kathy Alvey, second from left, an assistant superintendent at Branchville Correctional Facility, joined Sandy Savage, far left, a case manager at BCF, and Laura Ayer, second from right, and Amy Tempel from the Perry County Office of Child Services to present items for a local family.

  • Clyde and Rosemary LaGrange ran a store and gas station in St. Croix from 1940 to 1970. The store was built and owned by Levi LaGrange, who sold it Clyde.

  • Students of Community Christian Church’s preschool program put on a Christmas program Dec. 19-Dec. 20 filled with Bible verses, Christmas songs and rhymes children had learned.

    On Monday night, the sanctuary of the church was filled to the brim with at least 300 people, preschool director Karen Lawalin said. Tuesday night wasn’t as packed, but students regaled family and friends.

    PHOTOS: Trista Lutgring