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  • DERBY – A benefit will be at noon Saturday at the Derby Tavern for Jennifer Reed.
    Reed is currently battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a malignant round-cell tumor. It is a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue.
    Activities during the event will include a cornhole tourney at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per person and all those participating are asked to register by 12:30 p.m. Half-pot drawings will be held every hour and a silent auction will be held with bids closing at 8 p.m.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Ava Nicole Hilgenhold recently competed in the National American Miss Pageant in Indianapolis, where she earned the following awards: a portfolio award for being photogenic; a Spirit of America award for participating in special categories; third runner up in the acting category, where she performed a commercial; a trophy for being a state finalist and ribbons for community service and resumé writing.

  • James “Jim” A. VanHoosier of Alexandria, Va., visited the area recently. He camped at the home of his late aunt and uncle, Lois and Glenn Norman of rural Eckerty.
    A group of cousins met at Schwartz Family Restaurant June 24 to visit with Jim. They were L. Allen Snyder, James and Mary Snyder and Kenneth and Betty Wright, all of Perry County, and Andy and Glenda Laswell of near Doolittle Mills.

  • Members of the Barker family gathered recently for a four-generations picture. From the left are Darla Sixx, Marcella Ward, Addison Barker (seated on Marcella’s lap) and Laura Barker.

  • The Blazing Saddles Horse and Pony 4-H Club raised $1,650.32 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in honor of Zach Taylor.

  • Chris Cail, left, president of the Tell City Historical Museum and local photographer Danny Bolin, right, presented noted county artist John Butler with a photo canvas of his painting easel which was on display during his art exhibit at the museum in April.

  • Tell City Moose Lodge 1424’s Picnic was a hit despite a few showers and hot conditions. Friday night guests enjoyed a twilight ride on the Swinger. Fireworks capped the event Sunday night.

  • Fireworks explode over Magnet Monday as a huge display supported by the community drew hundreds of people. The show outside Betty Ray’s Landing is a community event, with donations from local businesses and residents. Food and music rounded out the celebration. Fireworks shows were held Sunday night in Derby and Tell City.

  • The Oil Township High School Class of 1961 held their 50-year class reunion June 10 at the Patio Steakhouse in Cannelton.

  • In June several Oakwood Health Campus residents enjoyed a fishing trip at Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins and campground in Derby.

    Nearly every resident got at least a nibble and several small bluegill and crappie were hooked and thrown back. The residents were assisted by staff baiting hooks and casting lines. Fish stories were told and cold waters were had. After a picnic lunch, the residents headed back to Oakwood. Pictured here, resident Patty Tindall reels in a catch.
     

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Ava Nicole Hilgenhold has been selected as a state finalist for the National American Miss Pageant to be held this weekend in Indianapolis.

    She will compete in the junior pre-teen division on stage as well as act and portfolio optional categories with the opportunity to advance to the national competition to be held in California in November.

  • Great-grandmother Betty (Dill) Goble holds her great-grandson Hunter Lee Kleeman. Also posing with them for the generations photo is Hunter’s grandmother, Kaye (Goble) Kleeman and his father, Wesley Lee Kleeman.
     

  • PERRY COUNTY – Two high-school valedictorian and salutatorians, eight high-school National Honor Society members, 15 future college freshman, 12 student athletes, 12 high-school club participants, seven 4-H trip award winners, seven local 4-H club officers, past grand champion project winners and four Perry County 4-H Junior Leaders make up the 2011 class of 10-year 4-H members.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to help stuff a bus to help families in need? United Way of Perry County will sponsor the fifth Stuff the Bus school-supply drive July 29-30 for area students in need.
    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteers will once again join together to solicit donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry County and North Spencer County school corporations.

  • Laura (Bolin) Burden recently celebrated being a great-great-grandmother of three baby girls. The first, Audra Lynn Bolin, was born April 29 to Tim and Laira Bolin. Audra’s grandparents are Dennis and Lisa Bolin. The second, Ryleigh Katherine Scott, was May 11 to Uriah Scott and Megan Whitworth. Ryleigh’s grandmother is Denisa Whitworth. The last baby girl, Makenzie Lynn Bolin, was born May 29 to Cody and Mandy Bolin. Makenzie’s grandparents are Charles and Cheryl Cravens. Great-grandparents of all three babies are Dennis and Peggy Bolin.

  • Cannelton elementary students gathered in the community center Thursday with teachers, parents and grandparents as they celebrated the ending of the school year. Awards were given for perfect attendance and various academic achievements. Fifth grade teacher Joan Goble was also honored again for being named teacher of the year for the Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association. Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves also declared May 27 to be Joan Goble Day in honor of the Cannelton teacher’s achievements.

  • MuGamma Beta Sigma Phi member Mary Snyder presents a donation of $200 to Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson. The donation is to be used for the Kenny Kellems Camp with a Cop program. MuGamma as donated to this camp since its beginning.
     

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