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  • ­THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center.  3 For All Band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Southern Indiana Power’s Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.      
    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Sept. 17.  Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • FRENCH LICK – The 2013 Block Bash, a chainsaw carving competition, will be held Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 in the French Lick Town Green.
    The event will feature 10 of the top carvers in the country, according to organizers. The carvers will compete for three days on eight-hour masterpiece sculptures. Activities  will be from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22. All carvings will be auctioned Sept. 21 and 22 at 5 p.m.

  • Funds from the annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive were recently distributed to local programs helping those with special needs.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library officials announced registration is now open for the autumn story-time session.
    Autumn story times will run through Oct. 17 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at 547-2661. Story times are as follows:

  • Bob Snyder and Bill Blinzinger have been friends for more than 80 years. Their friendship began when they were little and enjoyed driving toy cars in the dirt in preschool.

  • The Perry County Community Foundation recently welcomed three new board of trustee members,  Lee Chestnut, Debbie Elder and Cheri Taylor.

  • ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sunday at the Rome Community Center.
    Church services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and a hog roast meal will start at 11:30. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.
    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more. Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.

  • ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department will host a hog roast Sunday at the Rome Community Center.

    Church services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and a hog-roast meal will start at 11:30. Dinner will include pork, creek fries, green beans, slaw, bread and choice of tea, lemonade or coffee.

    A country store will also be open to visitors. Items being sold include baked goods, crafts, canned goods and more.

    Entertainment will be provided from noon to 4 p.m. by the Country Sunshine Band with Darrell Toomey and group of Owensboro, Ky.

  • CANNELTON – The Cannelton High School Class of 1961 will have lunch at the Patio Steakhouse at noon Thursday. All class members are invited to attend.

    For more information, call Bobbi Polster at 547-8581 or 547-4646 or Brenda Mosby at 547-7512.

  • TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a fun horse show Saturday at 5 p.m. All profits will be donated to the Perry County 4-H Horse and Pony Club. There will be 22 classes for all ages. Cost is $2 a class or $20 for all.

    Bleacher seating is available, but lawn chairs are recommended. The concession stand will be open with pulled-pork sandwiches, hot dogs, desserts and soft drinks available. A later start time is possible if heat is excessive.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Janet Mulder of Tell City was recognized Aug. 10 for 45 years as a 4-H volunteer in Perry County.

    Each year, the Indiana 4-H Foundation and state 4-H program at Purdue recognize the outstanding contributions of adult 4-H volunteers who help make the 4-H youth development program a success.

  • PERRY COUNTY – In May the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution earned several awards at the group’s state meeting. Lafayette Spring earned a level one Chapter Achievement Award for the 2012-13 year. They also accepted first in the public relations-social media division. Lena Joyal earned an award for outstanding chapter junior member and Deb Owens accepted an award for work in indexing for the state.

    The chapter’s first meeting for the 2013-14 year will be at 6 p.m. today at the Patio in Cannelton.

  • Archie Smallwood, Ray Windell and Rob Ellnor presented Lewis Jewels to fathers, sons and grandfathers with three generations in attendance Saturday at the Branchville Lodge 496.

  • The Hoesli family held a reunion Aug. 4 with more than 150 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren of Clarence and Marie Hoesli attending.

  • The Tell City High School Class of 1943 held its 70th class reunion Aug. 10. Classmates attending and pictured in the front from the left are Phyllis Fenn Grant, Lucille Wettmorshousen Hollander, Alice Arnold Wittmer, Verna Kieser Freeman, Franklin Simpson, Maytha Jarboe Walker and Robert Schaerer. In the second row are Lucille Walter Bosler, Margaret Vaughn Lunder, Mary Alice Kraus Thelander, Mildred Marchal Graves, James Hollander and Charles Connor.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Indiana is the final resting place for more than 2,240 patriots who fought in the American Revolution, according to members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Perry County is home of 26 of these soldiers.

    The members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter will honor one of these soldiers April 5 at the Old Rome Courthouse.

  • ­THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their monthly carry in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. The weekly dance will follow at 7 p.m. Crosswinds band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • Members of the Dale High School Class of 1947 gathered for a reunion Aug. 21 at the Chateau Restaurant in Mariah Hill. Pictured in the front from the left are Leoma Welsh, Helena Medcalf, Eugene Minor, Doris Hess and Winnie Emmons. Back row: Joan Trinkel, Byford Reed, Ralph Spayd, Wilda Snyder, Hilda Bertke, Mary Jane Brittingham, Roberta Jochim and Joe Wagner.