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  • Trista’s Team, consisting of March of Dimes ambassador family Timothy and Tabitha Jones and their daughters, Trista, Tinley and Tila, was the first place March of Dimes Team this year.

    The group raised $3,347 for the March for Babies Walk held Oct. 2. Pictured in front from the left are Emma Underhill, Ava Board, Tinley Jones, Tila Jones and Kirstin Linne. In the second row are Whitney Richard, Tim and Tabitha Jones, March of Dimes Ambassador Trista Jones, Monica Richard and Monica Deom. In the back are Diana Jones, Daniel Richard, Charlie Richard and Sam Deom.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor its 66th annual Cannelton Fall Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Queen Candidates for this year’s festival are kindergartner Autumn DuPont, first-grader Michelle Davis, second-grader Kyra Hemmings, third-grader Cassidy Miller, fourth-grader Samantha Clair and fifth-grader Mackenzie Reed.

  • TELL CITY – The Hoosier Heights Country Club will host a wine tasting event from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the dining room of the club.
    Admission to the tasting only is $10 while cost of dinner and the tasting is $25 per person. A wine glass is included in the tasting event.
    Three local wineries, Blue Heron, Monkey Hallow and Winzerwald, will be present. Leo Gronquist will play during the event. For more information, contact Lynette Young at 547-8921. The public is invited to attend.

  • GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Steven Midgett has recently completed Navy basic training from Great Lakes.

    He is the son of Tonia Kling and Tim Kling, both of Tell City, and the grandson of Connie and Phil Kling of Tell City and Robert and Mary Walker of Radcliff, Ky.
    Midgett is a 2011 graduate of Tell City High School. He is currently stationed in Meridian Miss., attending A School and will train to become a Navy Seal.

  • TELL CITY – The United Methodist Church women will sell homemade noodles from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the 10th Street lobby of the church.
    Bags are $3 a piece.
    The noodles are made by the women of the church every year.

  • ROCKY POINT – The Perry County Museum will host “Night for the Museum” Friday at the Blue Heron Farm. The event will feature music by Monte Skelton.
    Along with music, the event will include a silent auction, food and wine by Blue Heron Winery.
    Gates will open at 5 p.m., with music beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple.
    The Blue Heron Farm is located at 7757 Indiana 66 E. in Rocky Point. For more information, call Brandi at (812) 549-5954. All proceeds will benefit the Perry County Museum.

  • TELL CITY – Following is the winter 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 canceled 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.

  • Agape Community Church hosted a block party for the city of Cannelton Sept. 10. Nearly 400 free meals were served thanks to a grant from the United Way of Perry County. The day was spent with many games and activities for all ages with door prizes given away every 30 minutes.

    Due to generosity of the following businesses, the event was a success, according to organizers: Subway, McDonald’s, Butler Family Dentistry, Dr. Dianne Rudolph, Tell City Twin Cinema, Agape Thrift Store, Arby’s and Sara Shivley - Mary Kay beauty consultant.

  • Parris Island, S.C. – Marine Pvt. Ethan William Wheatley graduated from Marine military training Sept. 9 at Parris Island.

    While there, he completed an intensive 13-week training program which included military discipline and studies, Marine core values, physical fitness, basic warfare principles and skills and martial arts.
    He is a 2011 graduate of Perry Central High School. Wheatley is the son of Allen and Lisa. L. Wheatley and brother of Alleisha L. Wheatley.

  • Oil Township-Perry Central
    BRANCHVILLE – An Oil Township – Perry Central all-class reunion will be held Oct. 30 at the Branchville Conservation Club.
    Doors will open at 10:30 p.m. and a pitch–in meal will be served at noon.
    Organizers ask classmates to contact friends, family and each other to spread the word. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and a drink. Coffee, tea and tableware will be supplied.
    Classmates are also asked to take new and old photos and school-day stories.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and the Ladies Auxiliary announce this year’s Patriots Pen essay writing contest. Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-school students are encouraged to enter as well.
    This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. The top national prize is a $10,000 US savings bond.
    This year’s topic is “Are you proud of your country?”

  • PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is there pride in serving in our military?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
    Foreign exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Okeechobee County Health Department announces the appointment of Erin Hess as administrator of the Okeechobee County Health Department, effective Sept. 30.

    Hess is the daughter of Joan and Tom Hess of Tell City and a 1998 graduate of Tell City High School.

  • Grandview Civic Association congratulated Jenny Anderson of Grandview who was the winner of the quilt raffle at the Fall Festival held in September.

  • BIRDSEYE – Take your Dutch oven cookware, supplies, ingredients and set up with a friendly competition at Patoka’s Autumn Getaway ninth annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
    Registration begins at noon. Cooking will begin at 12:30 p.m. and your dish will be judged upon completion. All culinary skill levels from beginner to advanced are welcome to try their hand as Dutch oven chef.

  • BRISTOW – A benefit to raise funds for Lois Aders will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Bristow Community Center.
    Aders has myeloma, a type of bone cancer that is not curable. The benefit is to help raise funds for her medical costs and other bills. The day will be filled with activities for children and adults.
    A yard and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by Fruits of the Spirit performing at 1 p.m.

  • TROY – The Perry and Spencer Republican annual picnic will be held Oct. 16 at Mulzer’s camp near Troy. Gates open at noon with a meal served at 1 p.m.
    Admission is $15 for adults, $7.50 students and children 6 and under will be admitted for free. Tickets are available by calling your precinct committeeman or Jeff Lindsey at 649-4571. The featured guest is State Auditor Tim Berry. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • With money still coming in, Sunday’s March of Dimes March for Babies raised more than $12,000 toward this year’s goal of nearly $15,000.

  • Seniors Chelsea Boyer and Brad Leibring were crowned homecoming queen and king Sept. 30 during ceremonies held before the Tell City High School football game against North Posey.

  • TELL CITY – Due to staffing conflicts, the Perry County Health Department immunization clinics will be cancelled Oct. 10 at the clinic on French Ridge Road and Indiana 37 and Oct. 11 at the Perry County Health Department in Cannelton.