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  • 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.

  • TELL CITY – Performance Cycle, 1621 Main St. in Tell City, will host a hog roast Oct. 8 to benefit two programs that provide Christmas gifts to local children.
    The event is open to the public and will include a full hog roast and side dishes.
    Serving will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until dusk.
    Guests can eat on site or purchase carry-out meals.
    Proceeds will help the Fraternal Order of Police’s Shop with a Cop and the Tell City Fire Department’s Christmas for Kids programs.
    The public is invited.

  • CANNELTON – The Shubael Little Pioneer Village will hold its first old-time church service at 11 a.m. Oct. 16.
    The Missionary Baptist Church of Patesville, Ky., will conduct the service at the village during its open house. The service will feature old-time hymns sung a cappella and with string-instrument accompaniment. The service will be led by Brother Steve Jackson.
    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village’s annual open house will be from 10 a.m. until dark Oct. 15 and Oct. 16.  The village will dedicate a carpenter shop at 2 p.m. Oct. 15. 

  • PERRY COUNTY – Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will host a baby shower for St. Elizabeth-Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption services.
    Any new or gently used items for pregnant girls will be accepted. Members ask that gifts not be wrapped, but that a price is marked on the item. Collection boxes are located in the St. Paul Catholic Church Narthex and at the entrances to St. Pius and St. Michael Catholic churches until Oct. 16. After Oct. 16, items will be taken to St. Elizabeth’s.

  • TELL CITY – The Senior High Student Council has announced its plans for the 2011 homecoming ceremony Friday before the Marksmen football team plays North Posey at Legion Field. The ceremony will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.

    The high school provided this information on homecoming candidates and representatives for freshmen, sophomore and junior classes.

  • The Leopold Gang 4-H club donated their time to help mulch the courtyard at Perry Central Community Schools. A big thank you to Bear Hollow Mulch for donating the mulch for the project.

  • TELL CITY – The Marching Marksmen coupon-book sale is under way and will continue through Oct. 14. It has buy-one, get-one-free offers from many local businesses and is one of the band’s major fundraisers each year.
    Each book costs $10 and can be purchased from any high-school band member, at the Tell City Bowling Center or by calling the band office at 547-4456. Buyers can also call Kelli Braunecker evenings at 719-6052.

  • CHS 1966
    CANNELTON – The Cannelton High School Class of 1966 will hold its 45th class reunion at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City.
    Those planning to attend are asked to call Jane (Bennett) Snyder at 547-7832 or send e-mail to janelou66@hotmail.com

  • Tell City High School Class of 1951 held their 60th reunion Aug. 12 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit.