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  • SANTA CLAUS – Buffalo Run will hold a holiday open house from 10 to 2 p.m., Saturday at Buffalo Run Farm.
    The open house will include a feeding of the buffalo herd at 11 a.m. Visitors may also visit a Native American tepee with various animal hides on display.
    The legendary Lincoln Cabin will be open with a fire and candle-lit interior. Children are invited to play with pioneer toys and try their hands at tomahawk throwing.
    Menu items for the day will include low fat and low calorie buffalo burgers, elk burgers and grass-fed beef hamburgers.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Members of Southern Indiana Power make possible, by rounding up their bill each month, a program that assists organizations and individuals with funds for a wide range of needs and projects in the Southern Indiana Power service territory.

    Local recipients of awards that were recently distributed to the community organizations pictured below.
    Operation RoundUp is a voluntary program, allowing cooperative members to pool resources to better help those in need by rounding up their electric bills to the nearest dollar.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Housing Authority will host an open house Sunday celebrating a new addition to the dining room at Twilight Towers.
    The open house will be from 1 to 3 p.m. in the new dining room.
    At 3 p.m., there will be musical entertainment by Crosswinds. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • TELL CITY – Shasta Faye Simpson of Tell City recently graduated from Regency Beauty Institute, a private school of cosmetology in Evansville, after passing a state test.

    She was offered a position as a cosmetologist at a Paul Mitchell Salon in Wisconsin and at Impulse Studio and Day Spa in Newburgh.
    However, Simpson has hopes of being offered a position in her hometown, Tell City.
    She is a 2004 graduate of Tell City High School and is the daughter of Linda S. and Charles R. Simpson of Tell City.

  • CANNELTON – Pvt. Shy’Leah A. May entered the United States Army May 30 and recently completed her basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., where she was the only female promoted in her platoon.

  • TELL CITY – The Tell City Lions Club nut and candy sale now under way. The club is selling five different types of nuts: pecan halves are $9.75; cashews, $9.50; almonds, $8; walnuts, $9.75 and mix nuts, $9.
    Also, the club is selling chocolate cashews for $9.25, chocolate raisins for $7, chocolate almonds for $8.50, chocolate pecans for $9.50, chocolate bridge mix for $7.25, malted milk balls for $6.50, trail mix for $6.50 and praline pecans for $9.50. To place an order, call Barb Haller at 547-2509.

  • TELL CITY – The home of Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey is located at 72 Park Ave. in a condominium development known as The Springs.

    It is quite evident that the Ramseys put much thought and effort into planning a home that requires low maintenance while providing a space that allows for comfortable entertaining of family and friends.
    The Springs was built in 2009 after a more than two-year planning stage. Thirteen total units comprise The Springs.

  • TELL CITY – Susan Austin has returned as the on-site manager of the Tell City Sears Hometown Store. She left that position after suffering a stroke in June 2009.

    She had managed the store for four years.
    “It feels like coming home again,” she said of her return after two years of recovery. “I’m looking forward to reuniting with old customers and meeting new customers who are moving to the area. There are plenty of sales with great prices planned for your holiday shopping needs,” she said.

  • Five generations of the Lemaire family gathered recently for a picture. Baby Carson X. Kirk is held by his great-great-grandmother, Rose Lamaire. Sitting next to them is Carson’s great-grandmother, Elaine Kirk. Standing are Caron’s mother, Katie Kirk and grandfather, Frank Kirk.

  • PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Arts Commission presented state funding for organizations in a public ceremony Oct. 20 at the Jasper Arts Center to honor 10 regional organizations that were granted funding through the Indiana Art Commission’s Regional Initiative Grant program for the FY2012 funding year. Funding for this program is directed to the six-county region that includes Perry, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin and Orange counties.

  • Modern Reflections and Tell City Therapeutic Massage in Tell City ran a special through October to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Participating staff collected their goal of $300 to donate to the cause. Pictured in front from the left are Becky Cronin, Elsa Underhill and Morgan Hale. Back row: Claire Ransom, Melissa Spath and Tamara Gilliland.

  • TELL CITY – One of Tell City’s oldest and most familiar landmarks has been converted into one of the city’s newest concepts in apartment living.

  • J.D. Underhill bagged this 13-pointer on the opening day of the state’s whitetail-deer gun season.

    The buck weighed in at 228 pounds after being field dressed. Underhill said it was with several does. Hunters took to the field in large numbers over the weekend.

  • Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing swore in Josh Shively, left, and Jim Alexander as new reserve officers for the Tell City Police Department. Shively has already completed a 40-hour prebasic program and will begin field orientation soon with Patrolman Bryce Hammack. Alexander should complete his prebasic program in January.

  • Troy volunteer firefighters made and sold four kettles of their “famous” soup Sunday, drawing a steady stream of customers carrying bags, tubs and various totes to carry home one or more gallons.

    Fire Chief Pudder Linne said the department has been lucky in recent years, with nice weather boosting attendance. “We’ve been rained on at night (when cooking begins before dawn) but we usually luck out.” Proceeds help support the department.

  • Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing congratulates Lee Brown Friday during a reception honoring his retirement from Lincoln Hills Development Corp.

  • SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Candy Castle is gearing up for its second annual Jelly Belly Day, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The free event will feature a wide range of Jelly Belly-themed events and activities for the entire family.
    The day’s events will be highlighted by an appearance from Mr. Jelly Belly, the confectionery company’s official mascot, who will pose for pictures with families and hand out free Jelly Belly samples.

  • TELL CITY – J.B. and Jayne Land have owned only two homes in their 40 years of married life, both located in Burglen Hills. They moved into their newly constructed home at 83 Gutenberg Lane in the most recently developed section of Burglen Hills in December 2008. Visitors are welcomed by an eye-catching textured driveway, well-manicured lawn and colorful landscaping.

  • The Cannelton Community Center was packed to the brim last Thursday as students, staff, parents and families gathered for the 66th annual Cannelton Fall Fest. The night kicked off with the Fall Fest pageant. Above left, Queen Autumn DuPont is surrounded by her court after accepting her crown.