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“Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.” Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Donald Espenlaub, John Webb, ISP Detective Russ Werkmeister, Bruce Baker, Poseyville Town Marshall Doug Saltzman, and ISP Trooper Kylen Compton enjoy their time together at the ‘Coffee With A Cop’ meeting held Tuesday, November 12, at Harold’s Restaurant in Poseyville. The Indiana State Police invited the community to join them for a cup of coffee and talk about whatever is on their mind. Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative designed to build relationships between law enforcement and communities. Photo by Theresa Bratcher

Christmas in New Harmony set Celebrate the warmth and excitement of the Holiday Season by including New Harmony on the list of places you visit to shop for Christmas gifts and other holiday treats. And welcome the Holiday Season at our annual ‘Christmas in New Harmony’ Festival beginning Friday, December 6, and continuing Saturday December 7, and Sunday December 8. •Enjoy the start of the Season with our Christmas Tree Lighting. (5 p.m. Friday, December 6 at the New Harmony Inn, N. Brewery and North Streets) •Join us for our traditional hometown Christmas parade along Main Street. (10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 6) •Have breakfast with Santa. •Have your child’s picture taken with Santa. •See the colorful window displays and Live Nativity Scene •Listen to beautiful choral groups •Shopping Gala, Antique and Craft artists and vendors, sweet shop, and Santa’s cafe at the Ribeyre Gym. •Tenth annual Artisan Market at the Rapp Owen Gra-

Briefly Legion Post 278 to meet Poseyville American Legion Post 278 will hold their monthly meeting November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Community Choir Invites Singers All singers, including Youth Choir members, are invited to join the Ecumenical Community Choir for the Fourth Annual Mount Vernon Community Thanksgiving Celebration. Choir rehearsals for this year’s Celebration will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 20 and 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. St. Matthew is located near the corner of Walnut and Fifth streets. For more information contact Choir Director, Frank Liberti at 812-430-1462. This year’s Thanksgiving Celebration will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, at St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Bake Sale Scheduled Trinity United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon will hold a Sugar and Spice Bake Sale on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in the Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Homemade sweets featured are cinnamon rolls, kuchen, cakes, cookies, candy and pies. Freezer Dumplings will also be available. Trinity Fellowship Hall is located at the corner of Fifth and Mulberry Streets and is wheelchair accessible. Call Wilma Jacobs 8383917 for more information.

Free Movie to be shown Events of Harmony offers a free showing of a Christmas movie on Saturday morning after the parade. ‘Arthur Christmas’ will begin at 11 a.m. and is free to the public. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Thanks to all who continue to make this holiday time such a special event in New Harmony.

Sheriff’s Dept. now hiring The Posey County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff and Jail Correctional Officer. Interested applicants will be applying for 2014 job announcements. Applications can be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours. Applications will be taken during the period of November 19th through December 13th. Only applications received during this stated time period will be reviewed for consideration. The Posey County Sheriff’s Department is an equal opportunity employer. Information can be received by contacting the Sheriff’s Office at 812-838-3541.

nary. •Open houses, themed shopping and Holiday specials at New Harmony’s many art galleries, antique and specialty shops. •Free horse drawn carriage rides through town •Meet the strolling Old World Santas delivering Christmas cheer and candy to good little boys and girls. •Shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and decorations. •Free Admission (except where indicated) •Rain, Snow or Shine. Enjoy the spirit of the Holiday Season in the historic small town setting of New Harmony. ‘Christmas in New Harmony’ begins Friday, December 6 and continues the weekend of December 7 and 8, 2013. Artists and artisans can also participate in our Tenth annual Artisan Market. The Market is one of several events during Christmas in New Harmony and is held at the Rapp Owen Granary. Only artists or artisans selling their own works are eligible to participate - No kits, dealers or agents are permitted.

By Valerie Werkmeister North Posey School Board members approved a plan to change the number of voting districts from three to two. The change was necessitated by the annexation of the New Harmony School district, which closed last year. The board will still consist of five members, two from each district plus one atlarge member. Residence District 1 will consist of Smith, Robb, Bethel, Harmony and part of Center Township. Robinson Township and the remainder of Center Township will comprise Residence District 2. Currently, all five board members’ seats that include Joe Neidig, Jim Scarafia, Linda O’Risky, Geoff Gentil and Steve Bender are up for re-election in 2014. Voters must choose three candidates from one residence district and two candidates from the other district. For this election only, the following rules apply: the candidate with the top number of votes in Residence District 1 will have the opportunity to choose a two-year or a four-term. The candidate from Residence District 1 with the second most votes; and the candidate from Residence District 2 with the second most votes will be seated to the other term in their residence district. The remaining candidate with the most votes from either district will be seated to a two-year term as the at-large member. In this way, the board will be comprised of members with staggered terms so that the entire board is not always up for re-election at the end of every four years. The board accepted two grants totaling $23,750. North Elementary School Special Education teacher Liz Mumford procured $3,750 from the Posey County Community Foundation to be used for technology within the department. The remaining $20,000 in funds will be used to pay School Resource Officer, Frank Smith’s, salary. The grant funds were a part of the 2014 Secured Schools Safety Grant and are contingent upon a matching source. Board members approved a new health insurance plan for district employees. Camp explained they will be moving to a partially self-funded plan and chose Meritain to serve as the administrator. Employees have the choice between three plans with varying deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums. They also approved the renewal contract with Health Resources, Inc. (HRI) for dental health options. HRI offered a rate decrease if the board agreed to lock in a longer term for their rates. They accepted the agreement and the new rates will

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Cynthiana puts teeth into clean-up plan By Valerie Werkmeister Members of the Cynthiana Town Board are desperate to make headway with an abandoned property in their town. For months, they have tried working with Jackie and Jonathan Sinay, owners of the property located at 10965 Highway 65 North, to come to a resolution. The house on the property burned and the charred remains and debris still litters the property. Tall weeds and grass were unsightly in the summer and town board members have declared it unclean, unsanitary and a

health hazard. The Sinays have allegedly moved out of the area and do not respond to certified letters or phone call attempts to address the matter. During their November 12, meeting, board president Scott Cox read the nuisance ordinance violation ordering the Sinays to bring the property into compliance within 10 days. If they do not comply, the Sinays will be ordered to reimburse the town for any clean-up costs that are incurred. They will also be ordered to pay any attorney’s fees involved in trying to collect

and enforce the ordinance. Attorney Jeff Ahlers advised the board to send a letter to the Posey County Health Board requesting they condemn the property. Clerk-Treasurer Greta Mounts stated she had spoken to someone at the health department and was informed they would not condemn the property. No reason was given as to why the county department would not pursue the matter. Board members have taken a proactive approach in trying to clean up the town, but are somewhat limited in their resources. They are often frus-

trated when foreclosed homes sit vacant, become unkempt and neither the bank that owns the mortgage nor the previous homeowners claim responsibility for the property. The problem isn’t isolated to just Cynthiana. Similar problems are scattered throughout the county as well as the rest of the country. Unfortunately, there are no easy solutions. The board discussed a complaint about property conditions at 11702 Main Street owned by Ed Allen. The

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Mount Vernon’s ATI plans expansion

By Dave Pearce The Mount Vernon City Council heard a plan this week by ATI to add a few jobs and put Mount Vernon even more on the corporate map. Ken Juncker, Chairman Of The Board & Treasurer of ATI-Mount Vernon spoke to the Council in regards to the requested tax ‘phase-in’ and stated the project will last from October 2013 to December 2015 and it will allow ATI to remain in Mount Vernon and expand Mount Vernon employment and the tax base. According to ATI’s website, ATI Inc., is a privately owned and operated company whose owners have been involved in tracks for over 30 years. They began serious development of rubber track systems in the early 1990’s before establishing ATI

in 1997. After four years of design and development the first units were sold in 2001 for seismic exploration on Alaska’s North Slope. Juncker told the council that this is a long-term project and that trucks will be using Brown Street to get to the facility. ATI’s facility in Mount Vernon develops and distributes rubber track systems. When questioned about the project, Juncker replied the building part of the project accounts for $900,000 and with the equipment, it puts the total project around $2 million. Juncker also said there will be six technical/ professional positions added and six other position. Juncker stated they encourage their employees to live and work in Mount

Vernon. He added 70 percent of their current employees live in Mount Vernon. In the absence of the City’s attorney Beth McFadin-Higgins, Mount Vernon Mayor John Tucker told the council he wanted ATI to make their presentation so that Council would be able to fill out their worksheets and determine the phase-in on the building and the equipment. Before such an arrangement can be approved, there will need to be a public hearing, a proclamation, and a confirming resolution. The Council needs to decide by December 12 if this qualifies as an ERA area. Councilman Andy Hoehn stated based on the 2010 assessed value of Posey County, this project will be good for Posey County. He shared his

belief that this will be a valuable asset and it is good that they are hiring Posey County residents, and using local contractors. In other business: • The Council approved the final reading of the new controlled substance-alcohol policy for the city. • The Council refused to approve the amended salary for Parks and Recreation Director Michael Harshbarger, as was recommended by the Mount Vernon Parks Board. Councilman Andy Hoehn said he has a problem with the Parks Board setting the salary. The board voted unanimously against the proposed salary change and asked that members of the Parks Board and/or Parks Dept. Director Mi-

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Poseyville still seeks bids for old Town Hall By Valerie Werkmeister Poseyville Town Council members met for a monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 13, with a short agenda of items to discuss. Council members had hoped to open bids on the former town hall building that is for sale. However, no bids were received. A minimum bid price of $12,000 was set on the structure that does not include the adjacent parking lot. The property around the building is actually owned by JL Hirsch’s Department and Grocery Store. The council decided to not take any further action on trying to sell it at this time. They may revisit the idea after the holiday season has passed. The fire department requested approval of a new member to add to

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the depleted ranks. Council members eagerly approved Duane Szubinski’s application and hope to see more in the near future. Membership on the fire department has dwindled and it is now affecting their ability to respond to emergency calls. Current members work full-time jobs during the day and are not readily available. Ron Fallowfield stated a few weeks ago, the department was unable to respond to a daytime emergency call. Thankfully, mutual aid with other area departments enabled help to arrive for that particular emergency. Fallowfield noted that was the first time Poseyville did not respond to an emergency call. Anyone who is interested in serving on the volunteer fire department can call the fire station and leave a

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message. Leaf pick up has begun and residents are asked to only rake leaves to the curb and not into the streets. Also, limbs and sticks should not be included in the leaf piles. Picking up objects other than leaves can damage the leaf vacuum. Julie Mayo advised council members that Pat Callahan, CPA is currently working on rate studies for the town utilities. He will deliver a presentation on his findings during the council’s meeting in December. Poseyville Carnegie Public Librarian, Heather McNabb, informed the council that the library is still waiting on adjacent property to become available so the library may purchase it. The house behind the library is in foreclosure and the library would like

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to expand. Unfortunately, US Bank, the current mortgage holder, is uncooperative in the library’s attempts to move the process forward. McNabb stated the attorney for the bank has not been forthcoming with information about the process. She also stated the library has contracted with an Evansville marketing agency to create a new logo. The library will be excited to share this with their patrons in the near future. They will spend $10,000 on new technology for patron use. “There are lots of exciting things going on at the library right now,” McNabb stated. The next council meeting will be Wednesday, December 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the new town hall on Main Street.


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OPINION

Opinions have no place on news page, especially others The Hippocratic Oath is historically taken by physicians and other healthcare professionals swearing to practice medicine with integrity. While journalists are not expected to take such an oath, TRUTH... there is generally an under- STRANGER standing among journalists THAN that we took this course of FICTION study to be the watchdog for the community. God knows BY DAVE we didn’t take it for the money PEARCE or the hours or the fame. For that reason, I was surprised last week when I received a phone call that I should take a look at a front-page lead story in the Mount Vernon Democrat. The early-morning caller indicated the writer had used quotes from an editorial I had written the week before. Editorials are placed on the Opinion Page and are, as protected by law, simply the opinion of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the stance of the newspaper or even the writer of the original story. I rarely look at the Democrat. I have all I can do if I get the stories and pictures done and ready to proofread over the weekend for the Posey County News. But out of curiosity, I bit. I was more than surprised to see my ‘opinion’ being used as fodder for the lead news story of another newspaper. But the more I thought about it, I began to have a feeling of pride regarding the use of my ‘opinion’ as ‘news.’ It was good to know that our stories and my opinions and columns are being read, even by the competition. And besides, my college Professor Ron Roat would be proud that I was attempting to uphold what I believe was ‘the right thing.’ But more than that, it was good to see that someone took heed of my stance regarding a meeting that may or may not have occurred prior to the ousting and replacement of the entire Posey County Economic Development board without a bit a public discussion. Now folks, I have checked my birth certificate and it states clearly that I was born at night…but it wasn’t last night. The Democrat’s article, under the byline of Angela Geralds, contains the following, ‘We planned no meetings. We had no meetings,’ Schmitz said of he and Walden. He added that he had spoken to Republican Party Chair Greg Newman about the issue. ‘Commission attorney Bill Bender supports the actions of (Commissioner Carl) Schmitz

and (Commissioner Jerry) Walden and said the county is responding to the complaint and the Indiana Public Access Council will render a decision. He said he has no knowledge of any meetings between Schmitz and Walden about the issue, nor any e-mails sent between the two about the issue. He said it’s his opinion that Schmitz and Walden acted within the authority given them by the state and that they violated no laws.’ In her ‘news’ article, Geralds goes on to cite a confirmation she received from my 30-year friend, Hoosier State Press Attorney Steve Key. Despite the recitation quoted by Key, It is still my opinion that the men would have to have met, in one way or another, before doing what they did in the meeting. Otherwise such sudden drastic action could not have been taken. Geralds’ story reads, ‘However, according to Hoosier State Press Association Attorney Steve Key, anytime two or more commissioners are in the same room doesn’t necessarily constitute a meeting.’ The legislature anticipated situations in a community where two or all three commissioners could attend the same event (Rotary Luncheon, Friday night high school ballgame) and talk to each other. So the Open Door Law definition of meeting [See IC 5-141.5-2(c)(1)] excludes any social or chance gathering not intended to avoid this law,” Key explained.” However, does common sense not come into place at some point here? First of all, the men would have to have sent telepathic messages to come up with the attorney’s draft which contained the names of three replacements, drafted prior to the meeting. And why did the men feel the necessity to contact, of all people, the Posey GOP chairman? What did my friend Greg Newman have to do with the decision to replace the board? While I agree that situations occur where two of the three men could have been in the same place at the same time and that it does not ‘necessarily’ constitute a ‘meeting,’ the key word here is ‘necessarily.’ When three men enter a meeting room and have not, prior to the meeting, discussed an issue, please explain to me how the names of the same three men already appeared on

a legal draft prepared by one of the men, the county attorney. According to the Indiana Open Door Law, ‘Under the Indiana Open Door Law, a ‘meeting’ is a gathering of a majority of the members of a governing body of a public agency for the purpose of taking official action upon agency business. The word ‘official’ action means to receive information, deliberate, make recommendations, establish policy, make decisions, or take final action.’ Do you believe the three replacement names came up with total spontaneity, ‘without receiving information, deliberating, or making recommendations?’ This is not a matter of distrust nor is it a matter of like or dislike for any of the men who were ousted or the people who replaced them. I would like to think of all of them as my friends. I have known every one of them for many, many years and have respect for them. And my opinion piece was in no way politically motivated nor did I expect it to be cited in a complaint or in a competing newspaper. It was simply my opinion. This is about keeping local government public. Decisions that should be made in a public meeting need to be made there, not prior to the meeting. If there was nothing done in

secret, what would be the big deal to have an open discussion in a public meeting regarding the issue? Let it go on record as to what was decided and why. If the decision to do it the way it was done was one made out of ignorance of exactly what the law states, then why not just say so? Then do it the right way. But again, this is on the ‘Opinion Page’ and is simply my opinion. A ruling is slated to be handed down on the official complaint in late November and I don’t know what decision will be made. Frankly, I’m really not as concerned about the outcome as I am that I have let the people of Posey County know that someone out here still takes his responsibilities seriously and is not afraid to stand up and call a spade a spade. And it makes no difference which side of the political fence is involved. I believe it is my job, as a journalist, to keep public meetings ‘public.’ Someone has to be a watchdog for the community because less than one percent of the county’s residents have ever attended a meeting of the county commissioners. Most never will. Whether the powers that be agree with my ‘opinion’ or not, I can go to bed at night believing I did the right thing. That is a priceless feeling to me.

Guest Column State Rep. Wendy McNamara Letters to the Editor

Organization Day, upcoming session The 2014 session is right around the corner, and Organization Day will kick off the legislative proceedings this Tuesday. I’m looking forward to convening and putting the final touches on all of the work we have accomplished this summer during interim study committees to prepare for this upcoming session. This year will be a ‘short session’ because we passed the state’s biennial budget last year. We have a total of 30 session days to meet and address the people’s business. There are many benefits to having a part-time legislature; including saving on operational costs, time restrictions to handle pertinent matters, meaning things get done, and greater accountability. Each year the House of Representatives chooses a charity to help and promote. Legislators and staff will bring in items during the weeks prior and through Organization Day benefiting the Special Olympics of Indiana (SOI) this year. They are a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 11,000 athletes across Indiana. SOI is part of the interna-

tional network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches nearly four million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide. I will have a busy year as I continue to serve as the Vice Chair of Courts and Criminal Code Committee and as a member of the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee, Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on Government Reduction. I look forward to serving our community and will continue to carry your voice to Indianapolis in an effort to build a pro-business environment that attracts high quality jobs in Indiana. Over the next few months, the Statehouse will become a whirlwind of committee hearings, meetings with constituents and authoring legislation. I look forward to keeping you updated on this short, but busy session. If you have suggestions, questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 317-232-9841 or via email at h76@in.gov. Rep. McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) represents portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties. Rep. McNamara also serves as Vice Chair of Courts and Criminal Code Committee, the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee, Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on Government Reduction.

United Way thanks community volunteers I am writing today to say thank you to all the people in our community who are volunteers for the United Way campaign this year. These individuals are giving their time and efforts to help our United Way in Posey County reach its goal of $670,000 so that the agencies and programs can continue to be available for all the people of Posey County. These people help those most at-risk children and young people, the disabled, senior citizens, those in need or in the midst of a disaster; and they help to provide services that can aid with intervention earlier to solve issues before they become crises. These local volunteers are going throughout all of Posey County now to try to get the United Way campaign fin-

Chapter 13 - As ye sow... Alvin (Titanic Thompson) Thomas and Hubert (Daddy Warbucks) Cokes were getting excited. For two small town boys from Arkansas they were living large. Their team play dur- GAVEL ing the Saturday night GAMUT poker game at the Duncan Hotel on the BY JUDGE Osage Nation was al- JIM REDWINE most too easy to be fun. The cattle and oilmen drank too much, did not study the odds and had money. The oilmen were especially ripe for the plucking as their money came almost miraculously and in large, surprising spurts. Chasing an inside straight or betting on the come was about the same as wildcatting for oil. As that lovely autumn of 1924 turned the tall prairie grasses to russet and the blackjack oaks to wind chimes of rustling brown leaves, Titanic and Hubert sat on a sandstone ledge by a golf course on the high hill that formed the southwestern edge of Pawhuska. Far across the valley they surveyed the bustling county seat with its pretentious granite courthouse next to the native sandstone buildings of the Osage Indian Agency. “Hubert, you ever play golf?” “No, there wasn’t much call for it in Rogers, Arkansas.” “The reason I wanted us to drive up here this morning is I have a plan to draw

Rothstein here before the football game. We have already made sure he’s aware of the game, so we know he won’t be able to pass up a chance to bet on it. But, I want to get him here soon and start working on his outsized ego and his undersized ability. He fancies himself a golfer; however, he plays golf just like he does everything else. If he can’t fix it, he can’t win. I believe we can salt the mine a little and make him think he has an edge to beat me. We have played in California and New York where I have always allowed him to stay close but never win. I usually control my score with putting. “Look around you, Hubert. This little nine hole course we are looking at has something Arnold Rothstein has probably never heard of, sand greens. Since there’s little water in Oklahoma they can’t keep grass greens. Let’s walk over to that green perched on the side of this hill and I’ll show you how it works. “A golfer just has to get his ball on the sand then mark it, pick it up and use these little metal rollers to make a putting lane to the hole. Then you empty the sand out of the hole and putt along the lane you just rolled. It’s almost impossible to need more than two putts and it is impossible for a ball to not stick on the

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green from the fairway. “I plan to contact Rothstein and offer to play him here for $1,000 a hole for eighteen holes or for as many as he wishes with a side bet of another $1,000 per hole that I can two-putt each hole and a third side bet that I will not have an approach shot hit a green then roll off. What do you think?” “Ti, I think golf is about as dumb a game as was ever concocted by the Devil. However, we both know Rothstein. The dollar signs will dance all over his eyes and he’ll probably arrive in Pawhuska next week if he has to ride the caboose of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Maybe it will be the start of our revenge for Shoeless Joe and the 1919 World Series. “But, say, Ti, what about your bet this morning that you could throw that lemon you took out of the fruit bowl display in the lobby of the Duncan Hotel up on the roof of the hotel? That befuddled oilman couldn’t believe you actually lobbed that thing seven stories high. How’d you do it?” “Hubert, yesterday evening I paid that colored porter five dollars to switch one of the four lemons in the display with one I had imbedded with a few buckshot. This morning I just picked that one as if at random. It was an easy $500. The hard part was picking out a mark at breakfast and suckering him in. I hope Rothstein falls as easy.

ished. When one of them calls on you, please help our United Way in Posey County continue to make these important services and programs available for all the people of Posey County. It takes the involvement of our entire community to have a successful United Way campaign, and we need your help to make this happen. This year, there is another important reason to participate because there is a grant available in this campaign. Matching funds of $63,927 are required to be raised in the United Way campaign of this fall. New or non-participating businesses and individuals will have their contributions of $100 or more matched in full. Businesses and individuals already participating will have any increase of $100 to $499 matched at 50 percent and any contribution of $500 or more matched in full. Firsttime Leadership Givers ($300 or more) will have the entire contribution matched. New contributions or increases in company matching programs of at least 50 percent will be matched in full, for gifts of $100 or more. Matching funds raised in the Posey County United Way campaign will be used to claim the grant funds. Grant funds will be received early next year and used to help the Children’s Learning Center of Posey County attain Paths to Quality Levels Three and Four, for the MSD of Mount Vernon to have the services of a social worker to help experience a decrease in alcohol and drug use among students and a reduction in suspension and expulsion, for the Medical Needs Committee working with ECHO Community Health Care to provide affordable dental care for the Posey County Community, and for the MSD of North Posey to continue the services of a school resource officer to maintain a safer school environment. United Way campaign volunteers include: Grant Beloat, Mike Ashworth, Don Baier,

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Beth Baro, Pat Beckgerd, Diana Billman, Jason Bradshaw, Travis Clowers, Angela Geralds, Dan Gibson, Mark Isaac, Janet Johnson, Yvonne Lawrence, Winter Maynard, Bill Newman, Sarah O’Daniel, Cindy Owens, Jerry Prow, John Raisor, Bob Royer, Beth Russell, Barbara Tennyson, Benny Tennyson, Jackie Verville, Bob Webster, Jennifer Whitaker, Jaime Wilder, Karen Williams, Katherine Rybak, Larry Williams, Shawn Worman, Jim Alsop, Kenyon Bailey, Kay Giles, Bill Gillenwater, Rebecca Harvey, Bob Lange, Ken Meyer, Carlene Vanlaningham, Jon Neufelder, Todd Camp, Roxann Coleman, Wyeth Hatfield, Heather Martin, Lauren Rickelman, Dr. Tom Kopatich, Angela Wannemuehler, Steve Culley, Mayor John Tucker, Sherry Willis, Phyllis Alspaugh, Nick Wildeman, Marissa Priddis, Stan Campbell, Dr. Darin Keitel, Carol Collier-Smith, Linda Dickens, Connie Marvel, Dana Dieterle, Jennifer Childress, Cindy Eaton, Jerilyn Erwin, Sue Farquharson, Phyllis Johnson, Barb Keitel, Kay Kilgore, Lynn Kyle, Ann McDonald, Staci Reese, Beth Schilling, Marcia Schneider, Nicholas Schubert, Sue Shelton, Jamie Stevens, Michelle Wheaton, Kim O’Grady, Candice Perry, Tami Lechner, Jenny Ballard, Raymond Raisor, Erin Stump, Tommy Veeck, Faye Wilson, Tammy Anderson, Martha Breeze, Mary Ellen Gerard, Ann Scarafia, Amanda Wilson, Tammy Hoehn, Tom Verkamp, Sharon Burns, Janet Fischer, Linda Kuhlenschmidt, Rhonda Money, Emily Morrison, Charlene Penn, Jean Schmitt, Jay Price, Kathy Lindauer, Susan Rudisill, Steve Bennett, Marilyn Marshall, Glen Kuper, Wayne Games, Niall McConville, Dan Ritter, Keith Spurgeon, and Andrea Gentry. Thank you for your help. Elizabeth Baier Executive Director United Way of Posey County

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OBITUARIES Mary Keach Mary Leona Keach, 93, of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Heritage Nursing Home in Evansville, Ind. She was born March 10, 1920 in Poseyville, Ind., to the late Alex and Mina (Hank) M K cock) McKean. Mary had a love for horses and motorcycles. She and Phillip were married on horseback. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star Golden Fleece 176, American Legion Post 5 Auxiliary, and Hoosier Trailblazers Saddle Club. She loved camping, horse shows, and more than anything spending time with her family and friends. She was always so fun loving, jovial, liked a good joke, and was the life of the party. She was a wonderful old-fashioned cook and anyone was always welcome at her table. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip; parents; brothers, James and Alex McKean; son, Steve Cones; son-in-law, Clarence Smith and granddaughter, Kathy Connaway. She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis McCarty and Geraldine Smith; son, James (Trudy) Keach; daughter-in-law, Nancy Cones; sister Margaret Taggart; grandchildren, Amanda, Scott, and Jeff Cones, Krista (Joe) Cartwright, Jennifer (Wayne) King, Nathalie (Scott) Osborne, Kevin (Shelly) Woods, Kelly (Robin) Woods, Lonnie Connaway, Larry (Peggy) Connaway; many great grandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends. Funeral service were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ind., with Richard Keach officiating and burial to follow at Poseyville Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 to 11 a.m. service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Hospice, 1202 W. Buena Vista Drive, Evansville, IN 47710. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com.

‘Cynthiana’ continued from Page A1 home is vacant and the water was shut off in August. Board members agreed to send a letter to Mr. Allen advising him of the nuisance ordinance violation. Cynthiana was the recipient of two grants. They received $1,500 from the Posey County Community Foundation to purchase new tables for the community center. They also received $5,000 to expand the toddler area in the park. Board members noted the park is a great asset to the community and wanted to create an area just for toddlers. They hope to begin work in the spring. Matthew Mathias, a representative of Shrewsberry and Associates of Indianapolis, delivered a short presentation of his company’s services to the board. The company provides engineering, consulting and design services. Mathias stated his company had worked with the town about 15 years ago on a waste water project. He hoped the town would consider the firm again for future work. The engineering response to RQF is due December 2, at 4

p.m. and board members may make a decision for the water and wastewater project as soon as their next town board meeting scheduled for December 10. Craig Egli informed board members of problem with stormwater pipe near his property on Locust Street. He explained the land is silting in and creating a hazard. Orange cones have been placed around the area alerting passersby to avoid the location. Cox stated he would inform the town employee to look into the matter. Smith Township businesses and individuals have gone above and beyond this year with donations for food baskets. Canned goods and money is still being collected. Items may be dropped off at the town hall. In addition to providing nearly 25 Thanksgiving meals, they will have enough proceeds to provide hams for families in need for Christmas. A special event with Santa in the park is planned for December 14, from 5 – 8 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

Nov. 17-23 declared Winter Weather Preparedness Week The unofficial start of Winter came raining down this week for many across Indiana. But are you ready? The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) wants you to be prepared. And there’s no better time to take action than during the upcoming Winter Weather Preparedness Week, November 17-23. INDOT’s top priority is snow and ice removal and we use all available resources to keep roads open, maximize the mobility of the traveling public, and minimize accidents due to winter traveling conditions. But the biggest impact to safe winter travel begins and ends with driver behavior. That’s why INDOT will help folks to Be Prepared during Winter Weather Preparedness Week by debuting new winter weather videos on the INDOT YouTube channel, posting informational ‘Did You Know’ Winter Facts on INDOT Facebook and Twitter pages, holding media events, and more. How can drivers prepare when winter weather hits? • Know the condition of the roads (Check INDOT Facebook and Twitter pages or Trafficwise). • Plan extra travel time to get to your destination. • Clear off your vehicle completely before hitting the road (not just the windshield). • Accelerate gradually and brake early to avoid slipping and sliding. • Be alert and give other drivers plenty of room. • Give INDOT plow crews room to work. It’s a difficult

job and they’re on the road 24 hours a day to keep you safe. Stay back, slow down, and watch for plows making sudden stops or turns. INDOT Is Prepared for Winter • Snow/ice removal crews on the job 24 hours a day • Hundreds of snow routes on 30,000 lanes miles of road statewide • Clearing roads by any means necessary, from plowing and salting, to spraying brine and de-icers • High tech and scientific weather prediction, utilizing a partnership with Purdue University, specialized statewide forecasts designed for INDOT, and local forecasts • Extensive plow driver training, both on the roads and in the classroom learning the science of snow removal • Equipment to get the job done, including enough salt to get us through the worst winter Did you know? - Drivers can monitor road conditions across the state anytime, day or night, by logging on to www.trafficwise.in.gov. The website is updated during snow events to inform drivers whether road conditions are good, fair, or difficult. Or get winter safety tips at winterdrivingsafety.in.gov. Did you know? - INDOT’s six district Facebook and Twitter pages keep folks updated anywhere in the state on changing road conditions, snow plow progress, accidents, and more. Just like us for the latest updates, pictures, and video.

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John Southard John B. Southard, 78, of New Harmony, Indiana, born to William and Verna (Byrd) Southard on November 26, 1934 in New Harmony, Indiana, passed away Monday, November 11, 2013 at his residence in New Harmony, Indiana. Chi f Warrant W t Officer II Southard retired after 20 Chief years of distinguished military service in the United States Army. John returned with his family to work for Historic New Harmony and Red Geranium Enterprises. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years: Sidonna (Shaw) Southard; son: John Robert (Mary Beth) Southard of Louisville, Kentucky; daughter: Jeanette (Gary) Ambrose of Mount Vernon, Indiana and five grandchildren: Rachel Marie Southard, Garrett Lee Southard, Benjamin John Southard, Cameron Lee Ambrose and Cassie Anne Ambrose. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Ruth Conrad, Ellie Gross and Kate Scheller and a brother: William Harrison Southard, Jr. Funeral services were 4 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Werry Funeral Home in New Harmony, Indiana with Rev. John Adams officiating. Friends could call 1 p.m. until service time Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Maple Hill Cemetery, P.O. Box 340, New Harmony, Indiana 47631 Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at: www.werryfuneralhomes.com.

‘ATI’ continued from Page A1 chael Harshbarger appear at the next meeting to discuss the situation. • Mount Vernon Fire Department Chairman Councilman Jeffries told the council that Asst. Fire Chief Ryan Harms is working on a $75,000 grant for a new Surrey Fire Trailer. If they are successful, the match for the city will be around $3,700. Harms stated the cost for a new trailer is between $70,000-$75,000 and they have looked at some in Indianapolis. The grant is a FEMA grant with a five percent city match. It will be awarded in late spring or early summer, with deadline for application being December 6, 2013. He said approximately 50,000 children have gone through the trailer, as they loan it out as well to other agencies, and it helps the community. • In regards to concerns that have been expressed in past meetings concerning crime and it’s prevention in the Ninth Street area of Mount Vernon, Councilman Bill Curtis stated that he, Councilmen Jeffries and Hoehn, and Mount Vernon Police Chief Grant Beloat had a meeting and to set up some plans on information they want gathered. Curtis said he believes the number of calls are lower in that area than in the past, but there are no plans to reduce patrols. Hoehn stated they are getting assessments on parts of the town as they do not want to be in this position again in any section of town. He added they will be putting together a grid that will overlay the city where they can plug in the area where the calls are coming from and hopefully catch situations like this a lot earlier and identify the areas involved. • Martha Caine appeared

before the Council to promote her organization’s purpose to promote a smoke free, healthy living environment. Councilman Brian Jeffries invited Caine to the meeting. Told the council that November 21 is the Great American Smoke Out where they encourage folks to quit smoking or at the very least, quit for that day. She informed the Council stating the new ‘e-cigs’ and vapor shops that are popping up everywhere are very troubling. She said E-cig vapor is very similar to second hand smoke and these devices are not approved by the FDA. She added they are also seeing dual use – folks using e-cigs as well as smoking cigarettes. Jeffries, an attorney himself, indicated that he is concerned that when smoke shops crop up, there is always a cross-over with what is actually sold. He stated it is a legitimate concern for the community.

Tatum Rae Moore, two months, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Ind. She was born September 17, 2013 in Evansville, Ind., to Larry Matthew Moore and Megan L Lee D Darr. Tatum was preceded in death by her uncle Luke Darr and great grandparents Marjorie Moore and Joe Johnson. She is survived by her parents Matt Moore and Megan Darr; sisters, Jori Ellen Moore and Emma Nicole Moore, paternal grandparents, Larry (Loni) Moore of Mount Vernon; maternal grandparents, Bob (Jackie) Darr of Mount Vernon; great grandparents, Sibyl Johnson and Hershel (Shirley) Moore all of Mount Vernon; aunts, Danielle Moore of Mount Vernon and Amanda (Wayne) Crowe of Evansville; cousins, Robbie Darr, Mady Moore, A’Mya Kemp, Alijah Fox, and Jaden Robb. Public visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street in Mount Vernon followed by private service and burial. Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com

Mount Vernon to get jump on crows, new patching tank

By Dave Pearce The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety met at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the meeting room at City Hall Annex in Mount Vernon. The board approved a request from Mount Vernon City Commissioner Max to purchase an 800-gallon portable oil tank, which they will mount on one of their old dump trucks, for the Total Patcher to use in street patching. He added he has found one for $12,500 and it is in stock. Works Board member Bill Curtis stated the department has to have it and member Steve Fuelling agreed and added that the tank will pay for itself. The board granted permission for the purchase. •Under audience concerns, Water Supt. Chuck Gray stated he was present on behalf of Christmas on Main Street, scheduled for December 7, seeking permission to close Tenth Street from 3 until 7 p.m. for pa-

rade line up and Main Street at 5 p.m. for the parade. Gray added he will also need two parking spots on Water Street left empty, on the south side of East Water Street, for the floats to be able to make the turn. Gray then stated his department has been battling the “Crow Issue” and they seem to be congregating earlier this year. He was given permission to purchase a laser to help run them off for $269. Board member Bill Curtis stated the Mount Vernon Fire Department has had a mutual aid agreement in the past with Black Township Fire & Rescue. He indicated he would like the Board to give Chief Wes Dixon authority to work on this agreement and sign off when an agreement has been reached. He added they need this to move forward with the new police and fire station, a “memo of understanding.” The Works Board approved the request.

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RETROSPECT Members of the MVSHS Class of 1978 recently held their thirty-fifth class reunion at Western Hills Country Club. Attending the event were: front row l-r; Linda Kimble Hensley, Brenda Curtis Gunter, Tammy Gross Yates, Candy Greer Bey, Cathy Wallis Bass, Nancy Chandler Patrick, Emily Combs Goodwin, and Susan Norman Bergstrom. Middle row l-r; Teresa Wheatcraft Julian, Cathy Dike Cook, Angela Frazer Hosp, Susan Bottorf Gerth, Terri Frank Staiger, Connie Redman Pearce, Betty Hawkins Scheller, Kay Essary Kilgore, Scott Moye, Bill Muller, Sue Keele Taylor, and Sandy Cavanaugh Esche. Back row l-r; Chris Daly Jackson, Kim Cross Higgins, Beth Baro, Paul Dick, Bryan Oeth, Mark Hulsey, Michael Benthall, Jim DeCarli. Photo by Dave Pearce

Children and cooking, at least be willing to try Madeleine, I am glad that you occasionally enjoy watching big comeback. In my growing-up years, most kids stirred up a shows on the Food Network with me. Besides the entertainment cake mix, or made cookies, but now they are encouraged to learn aspect, there is actually a lot of useful information offered. I was much more. So, Madeleine, I hope that your generation will inglad to see that there were two shows this year that herit this trend. featured quite young children in cooking compe- DEAREST MADELEINE I can remember my mother and grandmother titions. It was amazing that they displayed such using their hands to turn out the perfect batch of BY advanced skills. biscuits or pie crusts, and rarely referring to a recBesides writing about food this week because CATHY ipe for anything. They learned this skill in childthe cooking and eating season is upon us, it is also POWERS hood, as did most females from that generation. I the Twentieth anniversary of the debut of the Food am also very glad that in this era, both men and Network on Nov 23, 1993. Probably the first wellwoman share kitchen duty, and many of the best known television cooking star was Julia Child, famous chefs are, indeed, men. and the debut of her show is also celebrating an anniversary, havAs in most families, certain recipes are passed down from ing begun in 1963. I strongly urge anyone not familiar with Julia generation to generation, but new and unusual ingredients and to read about her extraordinary life. foods are available in supermarkets now. Ethnic foods from many Madeleine, several years ago, your Aunt Heather introduced countries are becoming known to Americans. I think that one of me to both the Food Network and her favorite television chef, the most important trends is getting away from processed foods Alton Brown. Along with many others, I was soon hooked on which contain things that we are starting to stay away from. This watching. Brown is much more than just a ‘chef;’ he is a genius is reflected in changing school menus. Hopefully, the children of at many things. From having a wide knowledge of the technical tomorrow will be eating more things that are healthy, and much background of all foods, as shown on his first show, ‘Good Eats,’ less of the food additives with names that we can’t even prohe is very entertaining in many ways. He has gone on to be on nounce. Madeleine, I look forward to cooking with you in the future, many other shows, and even made a stop in the Evansville area a few years back, featuring a few local eateries on the show he was along with your brother and sister. I know that there are several then doing. Recently, Heather and I had a wonderful evening in ‘picky’ folks in the family that we enjoy meals with, but you have Louisville, Kentucky, attending a ‘meet and greet’ at his current always been fairly willing to taste new things. Nobody likes all traveling show. Even though we are both long-time fans, we were foods; but at least have an open mind about trying them. I have amazed at his musical skills, playing both the saxophone and a lot of ‘tips’ to pass along, like always putting a small pinch of guitar, and singing many food-related songs. It featured a couple nutmeg into eggs, no matter how they are prepared. I don’t expect people to eat some of my favorite dishes, like of his original inventions, such as a room-sized EasyBake Oven. The whole evening was very entertaining, and when he comes to an omelette filled with cooked cabbage, feta cheese and onions. I eat this several times a week, with a few variations. Yes, I can St. Louis in February, I strongly urge people to go and see him. As most folks become more busy in their daily lives, many visualize many people making a face now. And remember the rely on eating in restaurants, take out, or perhaps frozen things to other day when I told you to always add a tiny pinch of salt to pop into the microwave. While this is a very good thing for your hot chocolate? It is small things like this that make a difference father’s business, I sincerely in taste. So, as the ‘eating’ season approaches, I hope that everyone hope that today’s young people learn to cook. Cooking skills will eat at least a little less sugar and trans fat-filled things, and used to be a necessity, because try a few new healthy recipes. Not only will one feel better, the almost all meals were prepared scales will not be your enemy in January. I am going to try to at home. However this is now do this. Okay, I won’t preach about this subject any more, so go considered a pleasure and back ahead and enjoy pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies, but try in fashion again. Both young some other things, too. women and men alike are turning to culinary school to start a career. Recipes and cooking tips pop up on Facebook and in Spay-Neuter Assistance Program: For a limited time, the magazines every day, and I am Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana is offering a reduced cost Cathy Powers and Alton sure that this ‘art’ is making a spay/neuter voucher to qualifying Indiana residents with limitBrown ed incomes. If you are currently enrolled in a qualified program such as Food Stamps, the Energy Assistance Program, Section St. Francis Xavier p.m., 4601 Hwy. 62 East, 8 Housing, Medicaid, SSI, SSD, WIC, the Public School Free Catholic Church, Nov. 24, Mount Vernon, Ind. (812) Lunch Program or have a major VA disability you may qualify to have your dog or cat altered for a reduced fee of only $20 2013, 7:30-11:30 a.m., 307-2058. 10 N. St. Francis Avenue, SABIC Innovative Plas- per animal. Additional information is available online at info@ Poseyville, Ind. (812) 874- tics, Nov. 26, 2013, 10:30 getthemfixed.org or by calling 317-767-7771 (this is a voice 3595. a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1 Lexan mail line) and requesting an application. To find out more about Bristol Myers Squibb, Lane, Mount Vernon, Ind. Nov. 25, 2013, 9 a.m.-1 (812) 831-7340.

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of The Posey Humane Society Call (812)-838-3211 for more information Carson is an approximately 8 month old male buff tabby. He loves snuggling up with other cats and sometimes dogs. Carson does very well with people of all ages. He also loves to play and run, as well as snuggle and hug.

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of The Posey County Pound Puppies Call (812)-305-4737 for more information Brutus is a good dog who would love to have a home of his own. He is well behaved and friendly and loves to go for walks. He is also neutered, up to date on shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped, Brutus weighs about 50 lbs.

By Phyllis Ripplemeier the program, participating veterinarians or information on other animal issues checkout one of the following websites www. spayneuterservices.org or www.GetThemFixed.org. Posey Humane Society Wish List: The shelter is currently in need of cat and kitten food, cat litter, extra large trash bags, and paper towels. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter located at 6500 Leonard Road, Mount Vernon, Ind. Donations of aluminum cans for the PHS Paws to Recycle Program are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter or for an offsite adoption event, please call 812-8383211 or contact us via Facebook.

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Birthdays November 19 - Amy Powers, Anthony Seibert, Karen Blaylock, Ben Kron, Delaney Spillman, Terri Rutledge, Linda Straw, Michael McGrew, Madison Butler, Mary Sue Rutledge November 20 - Colin Austin, Logan Mohr, Tom Helfrich, Mike Schmitt, Brandon McSpeedon, Mike Wrobel, Sharon Winiger, Sam Kurzendoerfer, Kori Lynn Raceine, James Conyers November 21 - Paul L. Cox, Brian K. Woolsey, Amanda Paige Muncy, Kyle Cullum, Rich Stallings, Doris Williams, Hayden Deckard November 22 - Connie Wilson, Ed Morton, Justin A.

Barrett and Rachel Koontz November 23 - Ina Stallings, Julie Eickhoff, Stewart Fisher, Brent Pettyjohn, Mary Stallings, John Ross, James Naas November 24 - Sally Proctor, Betty Rice, Christopher Hoffman, Brittney Davis, Walt Titzer, Bernice Bunny Poag November 25 - James R. Cox, Emily Barnes, Emma Eubank, Janet L. Werry, Derek York, Tresa Straw, Ed Poag, Roseanna Goebel If you have a name to be included in the birthday calendar, please send to: Posey County News, P.O. Box 397, New Harmony, IN 47631 or email: news1@poseycountynews.com.

NOVEMBER 18, 2003 10 YEARS AGO Bud Fehribach was named Poseyville Fire Department Chief for 2004 at the Poseyville Town Council meeting. Birth announcements were published for Savana Dawn Schneider, daughter of Patrick and Kimberly Schneider of Haubstadt; and Cayden Kyle Peerman, son of Amy Peerman and Casey Winegar. Schneider Funeral Home of Mount Vernon received the 2003 National Funeral Directors Association Pursuit of Excellence Continuing Achievement Award. Adrienne Palmer, South Terrace, was the Pearison Academic Student of the Week. Mary Smith was the Red Geranium Enterprises Academic Student of the Week for New harmony High School. Former Mount Vernon Basketball standout Diond’re Givens has signed with the Geneva, Switzerland Devils, one of the top teams in the Swiss ‘A’ League. The St. Wendel fifth and sixth grade boys basketball teams opened their Mater Dei Feeder League seasons by taking two of three games over the weekend. The North Posey Viking boys tennis team had a very good season with a 10-0 start, a Pocket Athletic Conference and Sectional championship and were Regional runners-up. Three Posey County schools came away winners at State Spell Bowl competition at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis on November 15. Both North Posey Junior and Senior High captured first place in the class 3 division while Mount Vernon Junior High finished third in the class 2 division.

NOVEMBER 16, 1988 25 YEARS AGO The 4-H 1989 Junior Leader Officers were introduced at the Achievement Awards Banquet and Matt Williams will take over the role of President with Tom Lang as Vice-President, Jim DeShields-Treasurer and Alex Weilbrenner-Secretary. North Posey Junior High Spell Bowl Team placed first runnerup in the state competition. Members were Jennifer Bender, John Elpers, Sandy Elpers, Lara Mahoney, Krista Elpers, Jeremy Stewart, Elsie Bender, Kristie Farmer, Ryan Rapp, Chris Singleton, Tim Valiant and Andrea Winternheimer. It has been rumored that Dwayne Barton cut his first tooth recently and then bit his mother. Outstanding High School Students of America is pleased to announce Meredith E. Martin has been selected as a new member. Third grade students from North Elementary learned the meaning of Veteran’s Day from speaker Curtis Partridge, who was in the Marine Corps for six years and fought in Vietnam. Brett Murphy will begin his basic training in the U.S. Army November 15 at Fort Dis, New Jersey. He will be in the Intelligence Corp. Grandma’s House in Poseyville opened a second store on Main Street. The shop features everything from handicrafts to furniture. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Joe Reidford announce the birth of their daughter, Marissa Lucille Reidford on September 30.

NOVEMBER 15, 1963 50 YEARS AGO June Alice Wiggins daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Wiggins, Poseyville, and a North Posey senior, has been honored by the New Harmony chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution with the D.A.R. Award. Army Pvt. Gerald R. Gates, whose mother, Mrs. Geneva Patton, and wife, Susie, live in Poseyville, completed a four-week supply course at the Quartermaster Center, Fort Lee, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Percy L. Overton, Owensville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Wanda Ann, to Gordon Scott Plummer of Wimbledon, London, England on Nov. 2. The School Board of North Posey has purchased a V-M Model 351 portable sterophonic phonograph for the school’s use. First Sgt. Gene Morlock was in Memphis, Tenn., over the week end to attend the birthday ball of the Marine Corps. North Posey Teen Queen is Jane Ellen Price, a sixteen year old junior. She is involved in several activities, including Camera Club, Pep Club and secretary and treasurer of her class. Twenty-three freshman girls representing the Girl’s Athletic Association at North Posey attended a Volleyball Play-Day at Huntingburg. First place ribbons were presented to Leanna Heckman, Pam Martin, Janice Parson and Jan Tenbarge. Mr. and Mrs. David Saxe and Cathi Cartwright of Poseyville were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Carpenter and daughters.

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Cost provides no excuse for not making holiday trip this Thanksgiving According to research done by Purdue University, people will have to find an excuse other than cost not to make the holiday trips this year. Both the cost of food and the cost of gasoline are down this year compared to last. Holiday shoppers can expect less-expensive turkeys and moderate price increases on other Thanksgiving staples this holiday season, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says. In the U.S., average annual food price inflation is about 2.5 percent, but this year grocery food prices are running just 1 percent higher than 2012 prices. “There’s a lot of good news out there for the consumer. Food price inflation is very low this year,” Corinne Alexander said. For the items most commonly associated with Thanksgiving meals, Alexander said some prices will be up a bit and others will be down slightly. “We’re expecting the overall Thanksgiving meal to be roughly the same price as last year, and potentially, depending on what sort of in-store specials are being offered, you might even spend less this year than you did last year on Thanksgiving,” Alexander said. Turkey, the main item on many Thanksgiving dinner menus, should cost consumers less this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting that wholesale prices for Eastern market whole turkeys will be between $1 and $1.06 per pound in the fourth quarter, compared with $1.06 per pound in 2012. Alexander said it’s important for consumers to remember that the way wholesale prices translate to retail prices depends on individual retailers. The actual price paid also will vary depending on whether a shopper chooses a whole tur-

key or turkey parts; frozen or fresh birds; fresh, precooked or complete turkey meals; brand names; and the value of store coupons and price specials. Often grocers will offer turkeys at a deep discount to encourage shoppers to purchase their other Thanksgiving items at a particular store, Alexander said. “Because turkey is a favorite loss leader, that’s one of those items where savvy shoppers can look to coupons and store specials to really find the best price possible for their Thanksgiving turkey, and then the rest of the items for their Thanksgiving meal,” she said. Prices for other Thanksgiving staples will be a bit of a mixed bag. For example, cranberry prices are expected to be on par with last year. An abundant crop should keep prices from increasing, while strong demand will keep them from decreasing. Sweet potatoes, another in-demand item, are expected to cost consumers about 10 percent more than they did in 2012. White potato prices also are up by about 15 percent this year compared with the record low prices last year. On average, Americans spend about 10 percent of their incomes for food. Alexander said that the below average price increases this year could mean there’s room in the family budget to add treats to the holiday meal. But families affected by unemployment or minimal wage increases could spend up to 25 percent of their incomes on food. “For these families, any food price rise is significant,” Alexander said. “We should remember those who are less fortunate and share our food bounty.” When it comes to preparing this year’s Thanksgiving feasts, consumers will pay more for energy than they did in

Fourth Annual Community Thanksgiving celebration slated for November 24 Trinity United Church of Christ, St. Matthew Catholic Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the First United Methodist Church invite the public to gather to give thanks through song and prayer for the many blessings we have received. The fourth annual Mount Vernon Community Thanksgiving Celebration begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, at St. Matthew Catholic Church (Fifth and Walnut Streets). A reception, hosted by ladies of Mount Vernon Community Churches, follows in the School Gymnasium. “With the shift to Sunday afternoon, I’m looking forward to meeting people who could not drive to the evening celebrations in previous years,” Rev. Cynthia Priem said.

Music will be provided by an inter-denominational choir under the direction of Frank Liberti. All singers, including Youth Choir members, are invited to join the Thanksgiving Celebration. Practices will be held at St. Matthew Church on November 20 and 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The not-for-profit organization ‘Family Matters’ will be the recipient of contributions collected during the celebration. Family Matters provides education and resources for all families in Posey County. Coordinator, Beth Russell, stated that “There is no income limitation for any family needing help.” Contributions may be made in cash or check (payable to ‘Family Matters’).

Fall Art and Antique Stroll happening Nov. 23 The New Harmony Fall Art and Antique Stroll on Saturday, November 23 from 4 - 7 p.m. will include art galleries, antique and specialty shops which will remain open so that visitors can stroll along the streets of New Harmony enjoying the art and meeting the artists, viewing the antiques and shopping for that special item. The downtown establishments will be decked out in anticipation of Christmas so please plan to come and get your Christmas shopping done early. The event is free and open to the public with many venues offering complimentary refreshments. Art Exhibit Opening Receptions include: The Hoosier Salon presents the annual ‘Home is where the heART is’ Holiday Exhibit

which features the art of seventeen local and regional artists. The popular ‘Snowflake Art’ of artisan Denise Rapp will create a festive holiday display and include hand-cut snowflakes for purchase. The Hoosier Salon will host the Second Annual Posey County High School Senior Art Show, featuring two and three dimensional artwork of senior art students from North Posey High School and Mount Vernon High School. The University of Southern Indiana, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, will host the Opening Reception of ‘The Functional Metaphor’ by Alisa (Al) Holen. The exhibit will be on display November 23-December 27. Lena Feiner of the Women’s Institute and Gallery located

at 916 East Granary Street invites you to ‘Many Paths: Drawings and Woodcuts’ by artist Susan Moffett. The exhibit will remain on display until January 26. Participating antique shops include The Antique Showrooms in the Mews, The Antique Emporium, The Cookie Jar Antiques, and Firehouse Antiques. Also open for the evening are The New Harmony Soap Company that relocated to 512 South Main Street and Vintage Harmony that features Bliss Artisan Ice Cream, which can be found at 527 Church Street. Creation Station located at 606B Main Street features fine art and handcrafted gift items. The Ribeyre Gym Restoration Group will be hosting an Italian dinner fundraiser from 6 -7:30 p.m. and a concert by the Wolfgang Orchestra from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Be sure to have a glass of wine or Harmonie Bier at Sara’s Harmony Way on the corner of Main and Church. While in New Harmony plan to stay and have dinner or a drink in one of the many friendly restaurants or bars around town. Offering a variety of cuisine for every palette are the Red Geranium Restaurant and the popular Grapevine Bar, The Yellow Tavern, Pop’s Grill and Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop and the American Legion. We encourage you to come for the weekend and spend the night at the renowned New Harmony Inn or Cooks on Brewery B&B. For a complete list of participating venues and a map, you can contact the coordinator at hoosiersalon@sbcglobal.net or pick one up at a participating venue. For more information on New Harmony businesses and events go to www.newharmony.biz or www.newharmony.org .

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Are you interested in attending free entertaining and educational programming? You can find both at the Alexandrian Public Library. Lunchtime Yoga November 20 at 12:15 p.m. Certified yoga instructor Anne Cottrell will help us refocus and refresh our mind and body with gentle yoga techniques. Bring comfortable clothing to wear and, if you can, bring a mat or towel. For ages 18 and up. Basic Drawing November 21 at 10 a.m. Learn how to ‘see’ like an artist, and how to draw that image on paper. All supplies provided. Please register with Stan Campbell if you wish to attend this continuing series. Laughs and Crafts Club November 21 at 3:45 p.m. There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. You must register with the Youth Services desk to attend. Patron Appreciation Days November 25, 26 and 27 during regular library hours. The Alexandrian Public Library cordially invites you and your friends to attend our Patron Appreciation Days celebration. Each year, APL staff like to show their appreciation for the patrons that make their jobs necessary and fulfilling. Stop by at any time during library hours so they can say: ‘Thank You.’ While you’re at the library, chat with the staff and check out the many different library collections including hot best-selling

books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs. Can My Fines On November 25, 26 and 27, while you are visiting the library for Patron Appreciation Days, this will also be your opportunity to redeem yourself of overdue fines. The library will again be clearing overdue fines in exchange for nonperishable food items brought in on those three days. $1 in late fines will be cleared from your account for each food item you bring in. If you do not bring in as many items as you have fines, we will remove fines in oldest to newest order. Food items will be accepted only for overdue fines and does not include such fees as those incurred for repair of damaged items or loss. T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) November 25 at 3:30 p.m. We will discuss teen programming, new books, movies, and music, social networking and test our ideas. So stop by for a snack and some good times. This program is for those in grades six-12 only. Make a Festive Seasonal Wreath November 25 at 6 p.m. You can join us as we make a festive seasonal wreath. All supplies will be provided. You must register at the Adult Information Desk. Pictures of your work will be taken. Getting Crafty Ornament-ly Yours November 26 at 10 a.m. Join us as we make several ornaments that can be used for your Christmas tree, decorations or as little holiday gifts.

All supplies will be provided. You must register. Family Storytime Thanksgiving Fun November 26 at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving themed stories, craft, games and fun for the entire family. Busy Hands/Basic Knitting November 27 at 10 a.m. ‘Busy Hands’ is a local gathering of crafters and knitters. Cheryl Carroll will be on hand to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program. She will be teaching techniques. Yarn is provided and a limited number of size eight needles are available to use. Thanksgiving November 28 and 29 the library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Treasures Gift Shop Are you looking for a unique holiday gift for your friends and family? Be sure to drop by the Treasures Gift Shop at the Alexandrian Public Library. We are delighted to offer you a new selection of quality local arts and crafts as well as other merchandise that would make perfect gifts. Want to register? The library offers multiple ways you can register, including: on the web, by phone, and in person. You can register well in advance by going to our website at www.apl. lib.in.us. Can’t register online? Call the Adult Information Desk at (812) 838-3286 or visit the Adult Information Desk in person. Our library staff representative will be ready to assist you and answer your questions. out our Facebook page and Like us.

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SOCIAL Christmas in New Harmony to be held Dec 6-8 The New Harmony Business Associates will welcome in the holiday season at the 29th annual Christmas in New Harmony Festival on December 6 - 8. Events begin Friday evening with the Christmas Tree Lighting at the New Harmony Inn & Conference Center from 5 – 8 p.m. Join us Saturday morning at ‘Breakfast with Santa’ in the Catholic Community Center from 8 – 10 a.m., following breakfast is the Main Street Parade at 10:30 a.m. Daily activities include: Photos with Santa, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Make & Take Crafts for Children, Arts & Crafts Shows, Live Music

and the Nutcracker Ballet Performance at Thrall’s Opera House on Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. The River Bend Brass Band will perform at Thrall’s Opera House on Saturday at 6pm. The Ribeyre Gymnasium and Rapp Annex will host a Shopping Gala and Antique Fair, highlights every year are the Kiwanis ‘Sweet Shop’ and live music by the Shade Tree Players. Lunch will be available both days in the gymnasium. The Rapp Granary will host the Annual Artisan Fair, the second floor will be filled with handmade artwork, Photos with Santa and Lunch available on the first floor.

New Harmony’s antique, specialty shops and art galleries will host open houses and will be filled with one-of-a kind Christmas Gifts for everyone on your Christmas Shopping List. Christmas in New Harmony promises to get you in the Holiday Spirit while getting your Christmas Shopping done. Don’t miss this heart-warming holiday event, December 7th & 8th in beautiful historic New Harmony, Indiana. New Harmony, Indiana is located 25 miles west of Evansville, Ind., off SR 69 or seven miles off I64 from the number four exit. For a complete schedule of events visit www.newharmony.biz.

Greater Mount Vernon Association names new directors At the Annual/Quarterly meeting of the Greater Mount Vernon Association, the election of five directors was announced, and two new directors were introduced. Dr. Tom Kopatich, Superintendent of Schools of the MSD of Mount Vernon and John Gerton, co-owner of Gerton Auto Sales were introduced as new directors. Michael Ashworth, Donett May, Barbara Tennyson and George Morgan continue as reelected directors. Appreciation was expressed for Mike Smith who retired from the board. Mikes efforts on behalf of Mount Vernon will have a long term positive impact on the quality of life in Mount Vernon. President Melvin Levin reviewed activities of the Greater Mount Vernon As-

sociation during the past year. The focus of the organization continues to be upon attracting people who work in Mount Vernon to live in Mount Vernon. Working with the city government to improve the appearance of Main Street was a major emphasis. The program to add new welcoming signs and the placement of yard signs along the travel routes used by workers was continued to bring attention to the benefits of making Mount Vernon their home town. Looking to the future, the directors discussed the need for a marketing program to expand and focus information about living in Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is a great place to live and raise a family and that needs to be communicated. To disseminate information

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Bridges of Hope booth to be at Christmas event Bridges of Hope, a Fair Trade Mission of First United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon, Indiana will again have a booth at Christmas in New Harmony, located in the Ribeyre Gym in New Harmony, Indiana on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and

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APL Patron Appreciation Days scheduled for Nov. 25-27 The Alexandrian Public Library cordially invites you and your friends to attend our Patron Appreciation Days celebration on November 25, 26 and 27 during regular library hours. Each year, APL staff like to show their appreciation for the patrons that make their jobs necessary and fulfilling. Stop by at any time during library hours so they can say: ‘Thank You.’ And this will also be your opportunity to redeem yourself of overdue fines. The library will again be clearing overdue fines in exchange for nonperishable food items brought in on those three days. $1 in late fines will be cleared from your account for each food item you bring in. If you do not bring in as many items as you

have fines, we will remove fines in oldest to newest order. Food items will be accepted only for overdue fines and does not include such fees as those incurred for repair of damaged items or loss. A food item will be determined acceptable if it is a non-perishable food item, in the original container, has the original manufacturer-applied label, has not expired, is in good condition and never opened or tampered with. Final acceptance of any food item will be at the discretion of Circulation Staff. While you’re at the library, chat with the staff and check out the many different library collections including hot bestselling books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs.

One Stop Christmas Shop and Family Fest to benefit church Benefit for New Beginnings Lakeside Church, Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., New Beginnings Lakeside Church, 11420 Middle Mt. Vernon Road, Evansville, IN 47712 Relax this Christmas Season by getting all your Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. There will be something for everyone on your list. Enjoy lunch, shopping and joyous activities while helping New Beginnings Lakeside Church raise money for their Building Fund and Student Ministries. This will be fun for the whole family. Vendor Fair - Each vendor is giving at least 10

percent of their sales to the New Beginnings Lakeside Church’s Building Fund and has donated a gift to the Chinese Auction. Please contact them before November 27 if you are unable to make the event or have any questions about their products. Scarves by Sue, Sue Albin, 812-985-5072. Discovery Toys, Bridget Seifert, 812-449-5344. Haley’s Hair Bows, Bows and Tutu Outfits, Erin Fischer, 812-455-6752. Pampered Chef, Stephanie Nellis, 812-589-4561. Thirty-One, Amy Boehm, 812-618-8615. West River Health Campus, Theresa Adams, 812-

205-3154. doTERRA, Chanda Wolf, 812-774-7683, Sonna Berghaier. stella & dot, BoutiqueStyle Accessories, Jennifer Miller, 812-760-4217. Lambie & Me, Tricia Mischler, 812-463-2611. Treasures, Lisa Hughart, 812-774-7689. {nu}life restoration, Furniture, Lynsey Lamont, 812457-7869. Weekday Christian School, Chico Bags, Cheryl Simmons, 812-985-9550. Scentsy, Todd & Cyndi Bredenkamp, 812-431-7788 or 812-306-3270. Grace’s Artwork, Grace Poole, 812-499-2855. Origami Owl, Mendy Poole, 812-204-4887. Tastefully Simple, Chasity Hutchinson, 812-4551448. Creative Memories, Sara Porter, 812-483-7404. Chinese Auction - Each ticket gives you a chance to win a gift donated by the vendors and other local businesses. 1 ticket - $1; 6 tickets - $5; 30 tickets - $20. Family Fest - Christmas Card Portrait Studio, Noah Hayden & David Horner, Christmas Themed Pictures on CD, $10/pose. Lil’ Rexing’s Pony Express Pony Rides (weather permitting), Jamie Rexing, 812-985-3175, $5/ride. Face Painting, $5. Christmas Decoration Creation Station, $5, handprint art, fingerprint ornaments, mini canvas ornaments. Carnival Games - 1 ticket per game, 1 ticket - $1; 6 tickets - $5. Bella B’s Cupcake Walk, The proceeds will go to Missionary Heather Lee in Laos. When the Christmas Music stops, you win a cupcake if you’re standing on the called number. Fun for the whole family, 1 chance - $.50; 3 chances - $1, Preorder your cupcakes today. Michelle Bloodworth, 812909-2081 Concessions - Hawg ‘N’ Sauce Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chips and Drink - $5; Hot Dog - $1; Drinks - $1


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CHURCH/GENERAL Salem UCC Sausage Supper slated for Nov. 23 Salem United Church of Christ (Heusler) will hold their annual sausage supper on Saturday, November 23, 2013 (Saturday before Thanksgiving). Serving begins at 4 p.m. Dine-in or carry-out. Menu includes: whole hog sausage (sausage fried onsite), mashed potatoes/

gravy, sauerkraut, beans, applesauce, cornbread/bread, homemade pie/cake, tea/ coffee. The proceeds help to sponsor our monthly food bank. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Salem United Church of Christ (Heusler) is located at 11325 Old Lower Mount Vernon Road, Evansville Ind.,

47712 (Take Hwy 62 West, go south on West Franklin/ St.Philips Road and follow signs to the church). Visit the country store with homemade goodies/handmade items. For more information or to buy tickets in advance call 812-985-2542. Your support is very much appreciated.

These boys and girls gather back stage and prepare for the pajama catagory of the annual St. Matthew’s Fashion Show. The evening consisted of a raffle, a chance auction, and theme baskets in addition to local vendors, dinner, and the fashion show. Photo by Michele Gibson

St. Peter’s UMC collecting blankets St. Peter's United Methodist Church United Methodist Women are collecting blankets for the needy until December 10. Blankets can be new or slightly used. To arrange a drop off of blankets, please call 812-985-3751.

Community Table for November Free meal every Thursday serving from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Poseyville. Everyone is welcome – singles, couples and families. Thursday, November 21

– Pizza Casserole, Peas, Applesauce, Pumpkin Dessert There will be no meal served on Thanksgiving Day so we may be with our families.

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Enjoying the clean-up duties following the Tercera auction in Poseyville this week are, left to right, Becky Nottingham, Mary Jane Kight, Jone Maier, Melissa Rynkiewich, Fran Wood, Mary Beth Williams, and Kris Kellams. Photo by Dave Pearce

Turning Point to offer ‘Surviving the Holiday’ program Turning Point Apostolic Church in Cynthiana will be starting ‘Surviving the Holiday’s’ in December. This is a Divorce Care &

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ily issues. There are many things that bring true grief into a persons life. For more information contact the church at 812-664-8050.

Sermon of the Week: Saints with sinners problems By Pastor James Mullins, Turning Point Apostolic Church Romans 7:14-25 This is a very exciting scripture This particular scripture helps us understand that man has two natures. Although we are Christians, there is yet an internal war going on. Although we have given our life to Christ, we still battle with sin. Someone in conflict with himself - someone who loves God’s moral law and wants to obey it, but is pulled away from doing so by the sin that is in him. It is the personal experience of a soul in conflict. Paul made mention in I Corinthians 15:31 “I die daily.” • Paul not referring to a physical death, not possible • Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement” • The flesh must die every day • Spirit man vs. Carnal man – internal struggle • Spirit and Carnal collide everyday no matter how saved we think we are. We should take some time in an effort to define some of our words or terminology that will be mentioned, prior to marching forward in this message. Let us define that word Saint. Many are confused by this word, unsure as to who is a Saint and who is not. Sometimes we think we must be very careful as to not throw the word Saint around, that is to say we should us it sparingly. Much confusion in the Church as to who is classified as Saints. • Positionally, every New Testament believer is a Saint • Every member of the body of Christ is a Saint • Therefore all the Saved of the New Testament era are Saints by virtue of our position in Christ • In layman’s terms if you and I believe in Christ, live as such, we are Saints • Paul wrote: • -- Col. 1:2 “To the Saints and faithful brethren in Christ” • -- Eph. 1:1 “…to the Saints which are at Ephesus…” • -- Phil. 1:1 “…to all the Saints in Christ Jesus which are at Phillippi” Let’s quickly define a Sinner. This should not take us very long, it is an area we are very familiar. Sinners are those that violate the divine will of God. Ethically, Sin is that which is Immoral. Because he was a physical being just like us, Paul knew that sin “dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.” We have limited natural ability to properly live up to right standards and values. We repeatedly fall short of the honorable conduct God expects of us. Paul explained why. We sin, or miss the mark, because of something that dwells in us, in our flesh. • Jesus identifies the most significant characteristic of the “flesh,” or our nature, that causes sin • Bible Warns – “Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation” • Matthew 26:41 “The spirit indeed is willing,but the flesh is weak” • It is the weakness of the flesh that gives birth to sin. Based on our definitions we could think that our topic– Saints with Sinners Problems is nothing more than an Oxymoron = A Figure of Speech in which Opposite or Contradictory Ideas or Terms are Combined. It is difficult to use the words Saints and Sinner in the same sentence. These terms seem to collide – should bump heads with one another – they should be at opposite ends of the spectrum. Our thoughts suggest to us even now, that you are either a Saint or you are a Sinner but you can’t be both. Allow me to help you focus on this thought this morning. Many of us or perhaps most of us have some spiritual problems this morning • We are Baptized Believers • No doubt that we Love the Lord! • Our desire is to operate by the Will of God • Our daily prayer Not My Will But They Will Be Done • No longer about us, all about Jesus • Understand we have Come This Far By Faith We are therefore by Definition = Saints – Don’t look strange at the person next to you – you have to focus on yourself.

I want to address this issue of Saints with Sinners Problems. We are saved but: • Why did we Cuss at the neighbors child? • Turn up the Liquor bottle when we felt stressed • Keep running back to the Drug Dealer with my paycheck • Carry that Lie about that Bro. or Sis. Sitting next to me • Cuss all day long on the job • Cheat on my timecard last week • Cheat on my Taxes • Have those thoughts about the new Secretary and I am happily married • Talking about Saints with Sinners Problems Because we have been saved and washed in the Blood of the Lamb, does not mean that sin will no longer knock on our door. You need to understand that there is nothing wrong with you because of the struggles you encounter in your life I am reminded of a flippant young man who once remarked to a Preacher in mocking fashion, “You say that unsaved people carry a great weight of sin. Frankly, I feel nothing. How heavy is Sin? Ten pounds? Fifty pounds? Eighty pounds? A hundred pounds?” The preacher thought for a moment, then replied, “If you laid a four-hundred-pound weight on a corpse, would it feel the load?” The young man was quick to say, “Of course not; it’s dead” Driving home his point, the preacher said, “The person who doesn’t know Christ is equally dead. And though the load is great, he feels none of it” The Christian, unlike the average non-Christian, is not indifferent to the weight of sin. He is actually Hypersensitive to it. Having come to Jesus Christ, his senses are awakened to the reality of sin. His sensitivity to sin intensifies as he matures spiritually. Such sensitivity is what each of us feels whenever we err and allow Sin to Creep into our lives. The Holy Spirit begins to Quicken our Spirit to the point we can not get rest until we get it right. Vs. 14 “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.” Paul is reminding us that there is an internal battle going on. The spirit man that is the nature of Christ dwelling in us is constantly at war with the carnal man. It is often a struggle to do the right thing. Carnal means the Flesh, and we all know the Flesh wants to do what feels good, which is ordinarily contrary to the Will of God. When we consider that the Law is Spiritual we must then determine what we understand and believe about Man’s Nature. Paul reminded us that No good thing dwelth in the flesh. It is only by the Help of the Holy Spirit that we are able to put our flesh under subjection. Adversary causes us to walk in the flesh or by Sight • Glamorize Sin • Feels good do it • Law of Spirituality states we Walk by Faith not by Sight Let me also tell you that we serve a God of completeness. Well…what does that mean? When God works His will in us, He does not do a half way job! He does not save us half way. Everyday should be a growing process. Should not make same mistakes today that I made yesterday. • Things we used to stumble over, we no longer stumble today • Habits that controlled our life, are no longer habits in our life • Foul language when I was angry no longer exits in my moments of anger If you have not reached this stage yet – there is still hope, God has not given up on you, He is still performing a work in you. Isaiah 10:12 “Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon Mount Zion and on Jerusalem…” Therefore, God is still working on you, so you hold on this morning, God is not through with you yet. God is right there working in and through us helping us to work out what we have need of and He has the strength and the right tools to do the job. We need to let God accomplish His perfect will in and through our life. He knows what we have need of. You see my Brothers and Sisters, Saints have had sinners problems all throughout the Bible and even today it is a struggle, but God is able to work it out in you. • Exodus 2:11-12 “And it came to pass in those days, when

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Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their bodies: and he spied an Egyptian smitting an Hebrew, one of his brethren, and he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.” • Yet God still used Moses to be his first Pastor, one of the greatest Pastor’s/Leaders of the Old Testament – Saints with Sinners Problems • II Samuel 11:2-4 “And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the King’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon, and David sent and inquired after the woman, and one said, is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and lay with her, for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.” • We know later on that David even had Uriah killed • Yet it was after this that God said “Man After My Own Heart” • Greatest King that ever lived – Saints with Sinners Problems • St. Matthew 26:74 “Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, know not the man…” • Peter walked with Jesus, sat at his feet, yet denied Jesus with foul language, Saints with Sinners Problems • Thomas refused to believe resurrection of Jesus, very essence of Christianity. Won’t Believe Unless I See For Myself… The list goes on and on, not only in the Bible but throughout all of life, God’s Great Men and women, have faltered and failed along the way. They have been Saints with Sinners Problems. Paul wrote the majority of the New Testament, I used to think well… Paul…everyone elses problems have been exposed through the Scripture, but you have not been exposed, I used to hold Paul in high regard, don’t see any sin in his life. Paul reminded us Not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought. Paul said in our preaching text, I am Saint with Sinners Problems ---- For the good that I would I do not ---- The evil which I would not, that I do ---- When I would do good evil is present with me ---- Things that I should do I don’t do those things ---- Things that I should not do, I find myself doing those things Even in the child of God evil is present with us. Nowhere do we see more clearly the conflict natures at work in each of us. Paul is living in all good conscience yet he fails to do what is right - But thank God there is hope, because of the Blood of Jesus, he is able to Wash Me Whither Than Snow, able to Pick Me Up. Because of Calvary’s Cross, I still have Hope. Because He Died for Me, able to remove my Sin, Because he Rose again on the Third Day Morning, he is able to call me his Child. Saints are not Perfect yet. God gives Pastors, God gives teachers to the churches. Why? One reason is listed in Ephesians 4:11-12 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ…” So it’s for the Perfecting of the Saints. Do saints need perfecting? Are saints already perfect? They’re not perfect, are they. They need perfecting. They’re still saints but they need perfecting. So, don’t ever think that a saint is perfect yet. We all need perfecting. The church is a hospital for sinners, not a club for impeccable faultless saints. ---- Because of the Holy Ghost dwelling on the inside, able to keep me from sin, able to clean me up, keep the flesh under subjection. ---- So, therefore, I realize that - I was a sinner now I am saved by Grace ---- We must be humble about ourselves and know that without God we can do nothing. There is no good thing in man. It is only through the power of Christ Jesus that we can accomplish the things we do. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak ---- I don’t dwell on the flesh being weak – I dwell on the fact that the Spirit is willing ---- We need to ensure that we have been Washed in the Blood of Jesus. What can wash away my sins – nothing but the blood of Jesus What can make me whole again nothing but the blood of Jesus Allow the Holy Spirit to continue to quicken us to Sin! Pay attention to that, it is what causes us to develop into greater likeness of Christ Jesus! Your not dead to sin you now are aware of its work and therefore you can overcome it!


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Wilson Auction Realty Recognized at State Marketing Competition William Wilson Auction Realty, Inc., in New Harmony, Ind., is the recipient of five awards in a marketing competition held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Indiana Auctioneers Association in Bloomington, Ind., November 14 - 17. The firm won in the categories of Postcards, Brochure & Catalogs, and Digital & Social Media. The awards were present-

ed at a Recognition Luncheon on Friday, November 15, with honored IAA members and guests present. Representing Wilson Auction Realty at the convention and awards presentation were Auctioneers and Principals in the firm, Bill, Andrew and Aaron Wilson of New Harmony. William Wilson Auction Realty is a 29-year-old second generation firm with

offices in New Harmony and Evansville. Regionally based to serve Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, the firm specializes in Estate Settlement, Asset Liquidation, and Fundraising Auction. Affiliations include the National Auctioneer’s Association and the Indiana Auctioneer’s Association. For more information, please call (812) 682-4000 or click on www. wilsonauctions.com.

MV Edward Jones supports Toys for Tots Drive Derrick Wells, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year’s toy drive. Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, at 431 E Fourth Street,

Mount Vernon, IN 47620, during regular business hours beginning November 5, 2013 through December 19, 2013. “With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities,” Wells said. “And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community.”

At right, on October 30, 2013 the North Posey FFA chapter left for the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. While there, they had the chance to visit the career show, attend a concert featuring Jana Kramer headlined by Dierks Bentley, and see The World’s Toughest Rodeo. They stayed till November 1st and stopped by The Falls of Ohio on the way back. Left to right back: Daniel Motz, Derek Collins, Ryan Gish, and Travis Koester. Left to right front: Robyn Bender, Olivea Glaser, Parker Sturgell, Kari Hoenert, Logan Willman, Kayla Hoenert, and Erin Hoosier students in Will. Photo submitted grades six through 12 who are having trouble with FIND OUR NEWSPAPER math or science school ONLINE AT: work can get help by contacting Rose-Hulman InPOSEYCOUNTY stitute of Technology’s NEWS.COM Homework Hotline. Tutoring is provided over the phone by college students who were not receive ballots can ob- recommended by their tain ballots from their lo- professors. These tutors cal USDA Service Center. are trained on how to best Dec. 2, 2013, is the last day answer questions and exfor voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must also be postmarked no later than Dec. 2. Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2014. Close to 7,700 FSA county committee members serve in the 2,124 FSA offices nationwide. Each committee consists of three to 11 members who serve three-year terms. Approximately one-third of county committee seats are up for election each year. More information on county committees, such as the new 2013 fact sheet and brochures, can be found on the FSA website at http://www. fsa.usda.gov/elections or at a local USDA Service Center.

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USDA Farm Service Agency urges farmers and ranchers to vote USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced that the 2013 FSA County Committee Elections began Nov. 4 with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 2, 2013. “The role and input of our county committee members is more vital than ever at a time when our country faces important choices regarding the funding and operation of our government,” said Garcia. “New county committee

members provide input and make important decisions on the local administration of disaster and conservation programs. With better participation in recent years, we have also seen promising increases in the number of women and minority candidates, helping to better represent the richness of American agriculture.” County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and

ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm may also be eligible to vote. Agricultural producers in each county submitted candidate nominations during the nomination period, which ended on Aug. 1. Eligible voters who do

plain difficult concepts to younger students. The Homework Hotline can be accessed: September through May, Sunday to Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m., Toll free at 1-877-ASKROSE (275-7673) Rose-Hulman also provides ISTEP+, GQE and SAT resources, such as study tips and practice tests, to prepare students for these standardized tests.

Harding supports Toys for Tots Drive The office of Edward Jones financial advisor Steve On Thursday, November 7, 2013 the North Posey FFA Harding is proud to be an chapter had their annual Hog Roast. The hog roast was a official drop-off point for dinner held for the donors of the test plot. Thank you to the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign. You can drop off your everyone who came. Photo submitted

contributions at 430 Southwind Plaza Road, Mount Vernon, Ind. Should you have any questions, please let contact the office at 812-838-4668.

WGU Indiana offers new scholarship to military spouses WGU Indiana is offering a new scholarship to help spouses of U.S. military personnel go back to school and earn their bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, information technology, education or health professions. The WGU Indiana Military Spouse “‘Go Further’ Scholarship provides $500 toward WGU Indiana’s already-low tuition for up to five terms, for a total value of up to $2,500 per recipient. Tuition at WGU Indiana has remained at a flat rate of about $6,000 per year since the school’s inception in 2010. “We’re pleased to announce a scholarship that focuses on the strong, supportive spouses who are an integral part of any military family,” said Chancellor Allison Barber. “As an Army wife and during my tenure working in the Pentagon, I met many military spouses who always put their families first. I hope this scholarship motivates them to better themselves and, in turn, their families by obtaining their degree.” “At WGU Indiana we are constantly looking for new ways to support our military and show our gratitude. WGU’s model features personal mentors who are dedicated to helping our students. We’re pleased that military spouses, as WGU Indiana students, will receive one-on-one coaching to help them succeed in furthering their education,” said Krista Spencer, WGU Indiana’s military outreach coordinator and Army wife. WGU’s innovative, competency-based education model, MOUNT VERNON

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St. Philip School planning annual benefit dance Save the Date for the Twelfth annual St. Philip School Benefit Dance to be held Saturday, January 25. Tickets will be $25 per person and $40 per couple, which includes an appetizer buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks, and live entertainment by the band Kraftworks. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Must be 21 or older to enter, ID required. Additional information when ticket sales commence, as numbers will be limited.

Regional Sales Manager Kevin Slater of Evergreen RV stopped by Gerton Auto Sales’ 20th Anniversary to help show off Gerton’s new selection of I-Go Lite, Ascend & Sun Valley RVs. Photo by Zach Straw. Find more info on Gerton’s Auto Sales at www.gertonautosales.com.

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Red Lantern holds North Posey High School GRADE 9 opening reception A HONORS Skylynn Hartig Taylor Baize Andrew Cook The Red Lantern Art galLucas Gries lery will host their Winter Holiday Opening Reception Veronica Inkenbrandt Amanda Marshall Thursday, November 21 Johnna Mitchell from 6 - 7:30 p.m. For this Ethan Morlock special occasion, the Red Kendra Schorr Wagon culinary artist, Chef Anna Stock Brent Tharp is presenting an HIGH HONORS array of mouthwatering hors Abigail Abernathy Felisha Bailey d’oeuvres and wine.

NP to host annual Christmas Concert The North Posey Music Department will be hosting their annual Christmas Concert at the High School Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes and wife Margie stopped by Farmersville School Auditorium on December 8 on Wednesday morning for casual conversation and information on Indiana govern- at 3 p.m. Admission is free. ment with students. Upon leaving, Jim and Margie visited with students at Mount Please feel free to come out to get in the holiday spirit. Vernon High School. Photo by Zach Straw

FUMC to be Operation Christmas Child Collection site This week, Mount Vernon individuals, families and groups are joining millions of people across the United States to fill empty shoeboxes with gifts for 9.8 million suffering children around the world. During Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25, a collection site in the Mount Vernon area, will be bustling with activity as 450 colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts are dropped off by residents. Hundreds of local volunteers will be working hard to pack and transport

Stephen Barnett Kaitlyn Blankenberger Tristan Bolte April Brand Ally Brandenstein Kamryn Brandenstein Hannah Braun Lucas Broughton Robert Clifford Ryan Daugherty Emily Elbrink Alexandra Fifer Kayla Garrett Zachary Goebel Rachael Goedde Noah Gries

Skylar Bryant Ryne Bunting Emma Carner Layne Coleman Michael Deshields Lauren Dutton Hannah Fifer-Gish Ryan Garcia Hailey Goebel Brandon Grider Jade Hatcher Kimberley Kissel Isaac Mayer Taylor Perry Hayley Poe Stephanie Porter Ashley Rexing Danna Riley Shelby Scott Hannah Voegel Mason Wassmer Sarah Watzlavik Alexis Will Hunter Willis Christopher Woolston

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the boxes to the next stop on their journey to a child in need. A HONORS Collection Centers Open Nov. 18-25: First United Meth- Cheyenne Angermeier Rhiannon Bailey odist Church, 601A Main Street, Mount Vernon, IN 47620; Jarrod Koester Monday and Tuesday, Nov 18-19 from 9: 30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Madeline Pfister Wednesday, Nov 20 from 9: 30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.; Haley Rutledge Thursday through Monday, Nov 21-25 from 9: 30 a.m.-12 Abigail Voegel p.m. The on-site contact is Marcia Schneider. To find other Erin Will drop-off sites, call (812) 453-7641 or visit samaritanspurse. HIGH HONORS org/occ. Hannah Bailey

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Robyn Bender Jonah Blevins Sara Daugherty Olivea Glaser Allison Graff Brooklynn Hamman Kendra Harris Celeste Hill Mary Jasso Miranda Johnson Paige Johnson Travis Koester

Austin Lane Tyler Lovett Jacob McLain Derek Motz Jeri Neuffer Shelbi Newcomer Cale O’Risky Quentin Petrig Gabrielle Ramsey Grant Scheller Rachel Stephens Conner Voegel Jonathan Wilderman Serena Wilderman Logan Willman Maxwell Wright HONORS Morgan Alvey Luke Brown Jacie Bullington Kalina Carl Brandi Carner

Dakohta Clark Zachary Davis Sara Elbel Kira Garrett Dillon Howell Rebecca Hunter Tanner Jones Sarah May Lucas Mayer Mariah Myers Timothy Peterson John Ross Jennifer Scheller Alexandra Schroeder Matthew Seib Hannah Straw Lydia Vaupel Blake Walden Jordan Wells Gwen Wilderman Brandon Williams

GRADE 11 A HONORS Brooke Bender Samantha Crofts Julia Kavanaugh Madison Koester Elizabeth Schapker Jessica Wilkins HIGH HONORS Austin Ahrens Hanna Bauer Evan Cates Tina Berles Will Kiesel Ethan Buchanan Grant Martin Hailee Elderkin Ethan Baumholser Allyssa Elpers Blake Koch Madison Elpers Alex Gries Madison Feldhake Grant Schneider Lauren Gibbs Jared Wilderman Jascie Gish Mitch Hall Loreli Golden Jack Heldt Kari Hoenert Claire Muensterman Lance Inkenbrandt Savannah King Rebecca Korff Derek Lindauer Julianne Pardon James Marshall Annastasia Patterson Megan Payne A HONORS Ella Rapp Zackery Carl Eyan Rice Olivia Goebel Alexa Simmons Mitchell Heldt Andon Sorrell Aaron Korff Dylan Teeter Adam Martin Braden Willis Kelsey Owen Mary Woolston Rebekah Phipps

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HIGH HONORS Bryce Kiesel Elise O’Risky HONORS Luke Braddam Logan Bryant Camron Cotton Addison Elpers Korynn Englert Keeli Farrar Audrey Gallagher Shane Harris Julian Herke Adam Herrmann Eric Herrmann Robert Herrmann Kacey Huggins Rachel Jennings Michael Kavanaugh

Lauren Koester Mariah McKinney Marissa McKinney Haley Messic Richard Meyer Hailie Montgomery Seth Morrow Cooper Motz Jarrett Motz Jacob Newman Alexandra Stump Caleb Wassmer Nathaniel Wescott Melissa Wilson Kaitlin Wright HONORABLE MENTION Hunter Alkire Nolan Alvey

HIGH HONORS Carter Martin Danielle Perry Christine Scheller HONORS Zackery Baehl David Bender Hannah Beshears Hailee Campbell Jackson Conrad Jada Cullum Justin Cummings Mayli Englert Bayleigh Ann Fore Jacob French Jordan Goedde Annajo Goetz Brandon Hamman Ashley Hartig Rachel Jones Isaiah Lehman Kennady Livers Ashlyn McWilliams Austin Pearison Thomas Rapp

Austin Reynolds Drake Rogers Brian Suttles Asia Thomas Logan Ungetheim Westin Voegel Laura Whitler Hannah Will HONORABLE MENTION Zachary Adkins Mackenzie Atkins Cherokee Brockman Braden Brown Kayla Brown Annemarie Cardin Jaxon Chandler Arionna Collins Caitlyn Creek William Davis Riley Drone Tyler East Colton Gamblin Alec Goetz Corey Heath

Morgan Baize Jacob Beshears Kenzie Brandenstein Aaron Goebel Lea Grattenthaler Kaybren Grubb Ellison Hill Matthew Lane Jacob Lingafelter Zachary Lockhart Alexis Orlik Samantha Ours Kali Raymond Allison Roy Reanna Summers Johnathon Webber Hailey Woods Ty Wright

GRADE 8 William Hemmer Grace Jolley Jesse Kissel Wyatt Lyke Cody Martin Logan Martin Evelyn Mauer Levi Miller Dei Mitchell Dylan Mobley Kaylee Mofield Katelyn Norman Colton Owens Grant Parker Stephanie Patton Hannah Roth Adam Schmitt Holley Schmitt Austin Spears William Talley Hannah Vowels Kamryn Wahl Cameron Williams OIivia Wilson

HIGH HONORS Caleb Dyson Evan Herr Blaise Kelley, Megan Muensterman Savana Schneider Laura Cumbee Johnson Koester Emma Lamble Samuel Muensterman Isaac Scheller

Raice Straub Logan Wunderlich Noah Blankenberger Jenna Fehrenbacher Tanner Schickel Alaina Spahn Casey Straub Jenna Zirkelbach Lindsey Koester Kathryn Muensterman HONORS

North GRADE 4 HONORS Caleb Armstrong Meredith Atkins Ethan Brown Bret Bullington Adam Cox Audrey Crawford Avery Elpers Jaden Englert Landon Epley

Lyndsey Gentil Suzanne Johnson Tristain Joseph Bryer LaMar Madison Lance Addyson Lingafelter RuthAnn Meyer Samuel Myers Rachel Newman Kayla Orpurt

GRADE 5 HONORS Samuel Belt Jaxson Bender Brooke Coleman Samuel Cox Victoria Crawford Jevin Downen Draike Farrar Haylee Gengelbach Kennedy Hallam

Ian Heinlin Makenzie Helfert Tristin Keepes Gaige Kihn Kimberly Korff Hayleigh Latham Lucas Marvel Raygen Mitchell Destiney Nottingham Marcus Orpurt

HONORS Emily Abernathy Camden Bender Megan Brenton Emma Cook Faith Droege Zachary Eagan

Emily Fortune Emma Goebel Brooklen Gries Sophia Martin Isaac Pearison Kyle Perry Blake Schmitt

Garrett Parker Braden Schipp Zachariah Seibert Carmin Stinchfield Todd Waugaman Jaydyn Wehmer Jaxon Wiggins Caitlin Williams Cody Wright

GRADE 6 Anne Stegall Haley Terhune Tanner Tichenor Haley Wilson Logan Woods

Marrs GRADE 3 HIGH HONORS Stephen Adler David Postin Brenna Julian HONORS Brianna Cobb Jarrett Dye

Alexandra Healy Mallory Nurrenbern Alayna Reising Cooper Darr Brendon Dooley Payne Healy Colton Lippe

Samantha Love Micah Luckett Deborah Mattingly Taylor Randel Grace Schroeder Lily Tenbarge Aidan Waters

GRADE 4 HIGH HONORS Gracen Blanford Ryan Akins Braden Blanford River Snodgrass Renee Bippus Landen Blanford Jason Black Matthias Gates Leo Hostetter Malea Plough Jailyn Roberts

Sydney Friedman HONORS Brittany Byers Jessica Jones Henry Adams Alexis Cole Lacie Page Abbie Dickinson Alison Gansman Austin Pedrotti Parker Dimmett Hayden Huss

Justin Preske Fischer Epley Elijah Jones Sydney Williams Dylan Harmes Jake Martin Destiny Morgan Madison Ragsdale Lauren Schmitt Alan Raulerson Briley Selke Nathaniel Redman

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Colbie Buchanan gets her hair styled before the St. Matthew's fashion show on Saturday, November 16. Photo submitted

HIGH HONORS Elizabeth Steinhart Amber Allyn Catherine Batteiger Jackson Brantley Mallory Singer HONORS Landon Branson Davin Allen

Jonah Bredenkamp Blaise Hartman Ever Clampitt Dylan Hile Colton Curl Emilee Hogan Alex Elmendorf Brian Logan Blake Morris

Emma Trent Gracee Plouchard Hayden Weakley Autumn Schaffer Brooklyn Shell Emma Tenbarge Addison Wells Brianna Woods Morgan Woods

William Powell Madison Worman HIGH HONORS Shelby Ackerman Bradley Barrett Tyler Barthlow Michael Bender Nora Beuligmann Trevor Bland Benjamin Blankenberger Jace Brandenstein Rachael Bretz Lindsay Calvert Hannah Craig Kendall Crowder Drake Davenport Lindsey Ferguson Reed Gerteisen Ryan Gish Jacob Goedde Hannah Harness Hayley Harness Dakota Harris Ellie Herrmann

Bryce Martin Gabriel Mayer Alex McAlister Kaitlyn Newman Breanna Owens Alexis Preske Makayla Saalweachter Katelin Schroeder Benjamin Simpson Nicole Thorbecke Holt Will Kendall Wilson Tyler Wright Brianna Wrobel HONORS Ali Ahrens Terri Alexander Danilo Antonini Jonah Cobb Abigail Compton Hope Craft Andrew Cumbee Aubrey Cummings Casey Davis Jessica Deckard-Mills

Mikayla Deshields Blayke Dillman Aaron Droste Christopher Eaton Noelle Emge Taylor Franklin Jordan Frymire Jessica Gries Janis Heipmann Kiley Hopf Hannah Hostettler Emma Jennings Hunter Lehman Noah McCutcheon Sara Neuffer Jared Payne Quinten Phillips Austin Ramsey Christopher Reynolds Parker Sturgell Brandon Tepool Samantha Wildeman Josie Woolems Shelby Yarbor

GRADE 12 Marissa Hildebrandt Kimberly Jensen Christian Jones Addison Lange Allison Lupfer Kaitlyn McGee Dora Meyer Alexis Morlock Anthony Morrow Mackenzie Morrow Daniel Motz Griffin Motz Cody Neuffer Darren O’Risky Mackenzie Orlik Bailey Porter Amy Priest Jonah Quirk Samantha Reynolds Sara Saum Alyssa Scherzinger Ashley Schorr Hannah Seng William Shook Anthony Sims Marlee Sims Thomas Stegall Cody Ungetheim Elizabeth Watzlavik Emma Werry Jordan Werry Madison Werry

Griffin Wiethop Chase Wilderman Hannah Williams Dylan Wright HONORS Alicia Blackwell Jacob Brenton Joseph Deuerling Patrick Donovan Austin Elpers Dakota Fife Caleb Galey Lauren Goetz Matthew Helfrich Madelaine Herrmann Dakota Hurt Kyle Kiesel Kolby Lary Shane Martin Liam Mathew Ashley Mercer Sierrha Miller Connor Motz Quinn Musgrave Darian Nowark Jared Tepool Jeb Veeck Hayden Walker Taylor Wassmer Brooklyn West

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Kennah Keller John Mcdowell HIGH HONORS Hank Denning

Sophie Kloppenburg Ethan Yarber

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GRADE 9 HIGH HONORS Austin Bethel Taylor Brooks Tyler Davis Natalie Gerard Tatiana Gilpin Haley Goad Forrest Gottman Brittney Grabert Alyssa Juncker Jillian Koch Rachel Krieger Corinna Lambright Shane Vantlin Teena Walker MAROON Mercedes Angel Sydney Arendt Aurora Augulis Jacob Bailey Zoey Carr Tanner Curtis Adam Duckworth Rachel Evans Jody Fisher Samantha Forsee Brooke Green Blake Jackson

Collin Jackson Kiara Jesch Paul Konrath Cade Latshaw Cameron P. Maier Taylor Mattingly Chance Mcclarney Drew Mcnamara Emily Miller Macey Montgomery Celeste Nobles Collin Pate Ashlee Ricketts Madison Ries Wade Ripple Whitney Schaefer Hannah Schmidt Scott Schroeder Trey Tanner Kalab Thompson Hunter Van Zant Caleb Woods GRAY Elizabeth Anderson Caitlin Austin Christiana. Carron Mason Clark Zachary Collins-Little

Mykayla Cox Joseph Dick Benjamin Dickhaut Taylor Digman Elizabeth Dunlap Dalton Goff Dylan Guthrie Morgan Henning Sarah Hernandez Daylinn Hunt Marissa Kiessling James Marshall III Kaleb Mccaffry Nathan Nolan Walker Paris Darin Petrig Madison Powell Savannah Quinzer Claire Schneider Moriah Seifert Makala Selke Bailey Shumate Katelyn Sizemore Gordon Sturgeon Bailey Sucharitakul Chase West Matthew Zoch

Jarod Mader Alyssa Marlowe Ellen May Kelley Mccloud Joselyn Mercer Alexis Nall Gabrielle Pyle Kristina Reynolds Rachel Rohlman Luke Rusher Brittany Rushing Noah Salaman Madison Simpson Ethan Slygh Luke Steinhart Star Tesdahl Delaina Thurman Hayley Turner GRAY Gabriel Adams Alex Axton Ryen Birch Lane Blankenship Kole Bonham Coreena Brandenstein Elizabeth Briggeler Savannah Bush Rachel Carroll James Collins Hansen Cox Hannah Cross Madison Cross Wyatt Duckworth Hannah Erwin Miranda Fisher Javon Gantt

Patrick Gerton Drew Glover Jonathan Hamilton Jeremiah Hargett Hannah Keller Noah Keller Denise King Nolan Kingery Madison Kopp Emma Lockhart Morgan Mansfield Olivia Martin Jalen Maxfield Megan Mccarty Taylor Mccord-Koontz Destiney Mcdowell Phillip Minton Michael Nation Yuliana Neri-Gomez Tess Norris Abree Oden James Peck Dalton Pfeiffer Bailey Redman Levi Reinitz Cydney Russell Kati Russell Jillian Schirtzinger Riley Snodgrass Bryce Steward Emily Tapley Alexander Vantlin Lauren Wagner Ashley Walls Mickaela Williamson

GRADE 11 HIGH HONORS Clara Baggett Rachel Burke Kaysie Collins Jared Henning Melissa Pfeiffer Isaac Redman Colten Reynolds Caleb Rice Jessica Robinson Ellie Weilbrenner Erin Wolf MAROON Andrew Adams Grace Baldwin Katelyn Brown Zoee Brown Jada Compton Ashlyn Cox December Davis Natasha Davis Raquel Denning Andrea Dick Bryan Evinger Erin Garman Riley Goad Lucas Goings Anna Griffin Caitlin Gross Brittany Harpool Miranda Holbrook Andrew Johnson Austin Krizan

Daniel Long Devin Mccune Brandon Merrick Briar Murphy Abigail Randall Kellen Ray Logan Reeves Hollie Robinson Cheyenne Schmuck Madison Seib Tyler Sellers Brock Sigler Justin Trevino Katie Tucker Keith Turner Lisa Walz Jacey West Hunter Wilson GRAY Brandon Akin Zackary Allyn Eric Attebery Hunter Brooks Tarah Brown Kelsey Bruno Stefanie Bulla Kaleb Burnett Samuel Carroll Austin Colson Breanna Devault Ryan Doy Levi Duckworth Elijah Ford

HIGH HONORS Morgan Bottomley Cody Chase Melanie Davis Madison Denning Andrew Evans Megan Evans Adam Hoehn Livia Hopper Cara Hoskins Collin Knight Kristopher Mckinney Cassidy Reinitz Shelby Ritzert Hayley Salaman Mathew Seifert Todd Sheffer Mackenzie Stratton Julian Suar Alexie Tomlinson MAROON Craig Beeson Caitlin Bledsoe Zoe Burkhart Micheal Cannato Megan Caswell Shawna Clark Austin Crissup Sean Cutsinger Austin Denning DJ Dickens Courtney Duckworth Hannah Ewers Merrie Fischback Ryan Goeltz Eli Goforth Rita Gonzalez-Gomez Brooke Guinn Austin Guthrie Marshall Hadley Craig Isaac

Gwendolyn Jolley Erik Kalsch Riley Keating Dakota Knowles Nicholas Magruder Ryan Magruder Olivia Martin Hillary May Hannah Mccarty Mackenzie Mcclarney Adam Mccloud Katelynn Mcdonald Matthew Meador Bryce Newman Brandon Nolan Sara O’neil Cortland Pace Tara Parker Amber Petrig Taylor Pharr Sydne Postletheweight Mariah Pyle Samantha Reese Courtney Salmon Olivia Sease Alec Seeburger Levi Shannon Catherine Siegel Madison Snodgrass Micheal Stephens-Emerson Cheyenne Strobel Allison Threet Erica Tidwell Trevor Veeck Devyn Wilson Erica Winiger GRAY Brittany Adams Faith Alldredge Seth Birch Adam Boerner

Dale Hile Chloe Miller Ethan Mulherin Zane Renfroe Hunter Schenk Cooper Thompson

Esther Wannemuehler Jackson Wannemuehler Sam Weinzapfel

GRADE 6 HIGH HONORS Lydia Allerellie Jacob Merkely HONORS McKenna Birchler Nicholas Carter

Olivia Clark Allison Deeg Kane Egli Ezekial Epley Hannah Fehrenbacher John McGrew

Jacob Merkley Lucas Mulherin Macartney Parkinson Dalton Walker

GRADE 7 HIGH HONORS Kassidy Masterson Kylie Miller Zachary Norman

HONORS Clay Egli Allie Goodin Abigail Kempf

HONORS Brooke Berry Lindsey Fleck

Robert Helfrich Brandon Kempf Madelyn Maurer

Aaron Thompson Hannah Winiger

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‘North Posey School’ continued from Page A1 expire December 31, 2016. Getting free money could be as simple as a card swipe for North Posey Schools. School board members heard a presentation from Carol Collins of First Bank regarding a debit card incentive program during their monthly meeting November 11. She explained every debit card swipe by First Bank debit card users will generate one cent for North Posey up to a maximum of $2,000 per year. She stated Evansville banks offer a similar program for their customers and First Bank wanted to open the opportunity to North Posey Schools. In exchange for the program, Collins requested exclusive rights to use the

Vikings logo for one year. A few of the board members questioned whether the exclusivity applied to credit cards by competing banks. Collins stated the logo exclusivity would only apply to debit cards for one year. The board did not take any action as Superintendent Dr. Todd Camp stated he needed to check into the legality of the logo usage. In other business, the board approved: • A vendor change from AFLAC to American Fidelity for the corporation’s 125 plan, flexible spending accounts, cancer and accident insurance. • A new 48-month lease for the corporation copy machines.

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• A three-year agreement with School Reach communication system. The cost per student decreased 25 cents to $2.25. • The 2014-2015 school calendar. • A facility use request from the ‘Old Men Basketball Club’ to use the multipurpose room at North Elementary School (NES) once a week from October 23 – March 19, 2014. • A request by coaches Howington and Stroud to use the high school (HS) gyms for the North Posey Youth Club Basketball. • A request by Kelly Carlton to use the HS auditorium for the annual South Terrace Elementary School (STES) Christmas program on December 10. • A request by Mary Peach and Judy Baehl to use the HS facilities for the annual Relay for Life on June 7-8, 2014. • A resignation request by Amanda King as instructional assistant at STES. • An overnight trip request from HS spell bowl team to attend competition at Purdue University on November 15-16. • A request from Jamie Kleinschmidt to allow their daughter to attend STES preschool beginning January 2014. They live on the district line between NES and STES. Out of convenience for their travel to their jobs in Evansville,

they preferred to send their daughter to STES. • HS Principal Dr. Scott Strieter’s request to hire Mike Wassmer as the boys’ golf coach for this school year. • Coach Stroud’s request to hire Shawn Worman as the freshmen girls’ basketball coach for this school year. • Strieter’s request to hire Brad Miller and Jeff Will as the assistant wrestling coaches for this school year. They will split the stipend.

• Strieter’s request to hire Lauren Baumgart as the girls’ tennis coach for the school year. • Strieter’s request to hire Leesa Kuhn as the head track coach for the school year. The assistant track coach position is now open. • Coach Howington’s request to hire Vince McClure as the varsity assistant boys’ basketball coach for the school year. McClure’s stipend will be $1,546.02. Jeremy Schipp was chosen as the freshmen coach and Michael Travers

is the JV coach. They will split the assistant coach’s stipend at $2,996.47 each. Jason Simmons will serve as a volunteer assistant coach. • Coach Melliff’s request to have Seth Elderkin, Gary Martin and Ty Stock as volunteer wrestling coaches. • Jenna and Kevin Gengelbach’s FMLA request in April 2014. The next school board meeting will be held on Monday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the corporation office.

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Utility Board makes change to improve customer service By Dave Pearce The appearance by a Mount Vernon resident before the Common Council meeting as the Water Utility Board at 7 p.m. on Wednesday has led to a change in policy for adjustments on some water bills. During the meeting held at the City Hall Annex, East Third Street resident Tammy Marshall appeared before the board. Marshall stated that someone must have used their water hose and was left on for days and days judging from her current water bill. She stated their bill is $611.68 and it normally runs between $75 - $100. She added they have now put a lock on their gate so no one can get into the yard. She concluded by stating they had no way of knowing this was happening. She asked the board if there was any way the bill could be adjusted. Although Water Supt. James Gray stated this was the first he had head of this particular problem, but he concurred that her bill normally runs around 4100 gallons and this bill was for 32,000. When asked how long the water had been left running, Marshall replied that she had no way of knowing. Gray stated the bill is for September usage. Board member Bill Curtis stated he had no objection to the one-time adjustment but he just wants to be sure there are no other leaks.

Gray stated he can verify that. The board approved the adjustment, pending verification that there are no other leaks. Later in the meeting, board member Andy Hoehn stated he would like to request that the Water Utility Board let Gray handle requests like the one they had tonight with Marshall. Hoehn suggested the board give him the authority for a higher limit on adjustments. Hoehn added he feels it is unnecessary and intimidating for some folks to be re-

quired to come to the meeting and to appear before the board. Board member Bill Curtis stated that Gray is already handling the first adjustment in-house. After the first adjustment, anyone requesting an adjustment must come before the board. Gray indicatedd there is no dollar amount limit on the first adjustment but that consumers come to the Board for the second adjustment in a calendar year. Gray added the resident must also produce receipts

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North Posey High School honors fall sports athletes By Dave Pearce North Posey High School was the scene for the fall sports banquet on Wednesday. A unified dinner for all fall athletes and their families began at 6 p.m. and after a general greeting from North Posey Athletic Director Virgil Ferguson, the teams began breaking into their own individual groups in several areas of the school. However, the groups did not break until Ferguson told all in attendance that it is time once again for the annual Expressway-North Posey Truck Raffle. Ferguson reminded athletes and their parents that this annual raffle is the reason that North Posey is about the only school in the area that still provides students with free varsity letters, chevons, and team patches for their jackets. The raffle also helps provide funds for refurbishment of athlete equipment, transportation. Funds from the raffle are also used in other areas of the school. Sales began this week and will continue until the raffle in mid-February. Early purchase is suggested so those in charge of selling the tickets may have an idea how much work is left to do before nearing the end of the raffle period. Ferguson also reminded the group that both North Posey boys’ and girls’ teams stand in third place in the overall PAC Teams Standings after the fall seasons. The following trophies were accepted by the school. Team trophies included Girls Golf – Mount Vernon Invite Champs, PAC second place, Boys tennis Washington Invite runner-up, PAC second place, Volleyball PAC Second place, and Boys and Girls Soccer teams PAC third place. Regional qualifiers recognized included Girls Golf Shelby Ackerman, Boys Tennis No. 1 Doubles team Griffin Motz, Drake Davenport (24-1), Cross-Country Olivia Goebel. North Posey was represented in the Indiana Elite Soccer AllStar Game, the North versus South, by Jace Brandenstein

and Mackenzie Orlik. All-District Certificates were presented to Boys Tennis team members Griffin Motz, Drake Davenport, and Reed Gertiesen. Coaches were then called to the stage to present awards to those named to the All Pocket Athletic team in their individual sports. Winners are as follows: Girls Golf – Kendal Crowder; Cross-Country – Olivia Goebel; Boys Tennis – Drake Davenport, Griffin Motz, and Reed Gertiesen; Boys Soccer – Honorable Mention – Dan Antionini; All-PAC - Janis Heipmann, Reed Heathcotte, and Jace Brandenstein. Girls Soccer – Honorable Mention – Maddie Recognized for special awards during the North Posey High School volleyball banquet this wee are, Koester, Kamryn Brandenstein, All-PAC Mackenzie Orlik, Sa- in front, Alli Graff and Morgan Alvey. In the back row, left to right, are Jordan Werry, Kristen Schorr, vannah King, and Brooklynn Ashely Schorr, Hannah Harness, and Emma Werry. Photo by Dave Pearce Hamman. Volleyball – Hannah Harnes, Ashley Schorr, Eli and Schapker, Football – Honorable Mention – Tyler Adkins, Derek Lindauer, All-PAC – Kolby Lary and James Marshall Senior varsity letter-winners were also recognized as follows: Cheerleading - Marissa Heldebrandt and Hannah Williams. Girls Soccer – Mackenzie Orlik. Boys Soccer – Reed Heathcotte, Michael Helfert, Jace Brandenstein, George Wittgen, Ben Blankenberger, and Mitchell Heldt. Cross-Country – Olivia Goebel, Lindsay Calvert, Amy Priest, Jonah Quirk, and Shane Recognized for special awards during the North Posey High School football banquet this week are, Martin. in front, Colby Lary, Trey Staples, Lance Inkenbrandt, and Dallas Glover. In back are Derek Lindauer, Girls Golf – Kendal Crowder, Zach Wargel, Tyler Adkins, and James Marshall. Photo by Dave Pearce. Shelby Ackerman, Madison Werry, Taylor Wassmer, and Lizzie Watzlavik. Boys Tennis – Drake Davenport, Griffin Motz, Reed Gerteisen, Jacob Brenton, Christian Jones, and Chase Wilderman. Volleyball – Ashley Schorr, Emma Werry, Jordan Werry, Hannah Harness, and Marlee Sims. Football – Bailey Porter, Darren O’Risky, Dustin Graulick, Trey Staples, Dallas Glover, Kolby Lary, Tyler Adkins, Jared Tepool, A.J. Sims, and Dylan Wright.

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Recognized for special awards in cross country are Amy Priest, Olivia Goebel, Sam Martin, and Brandon Grider. Photo by Dave Pearce

Lady Wildcats show promise in opening weekend

Mount Vernon High School senior Ellen Foster gets loose from her defenders for a lay-up during the opening season of Lady Wildcats basketball at Bosse. Photo by Dave Pearce

By Dave Pearce The Mount Vernon Lady Wildcats learned a whole lot about themselves in the first two games of their season over the weekend. Like most teams, the girls have some ‘strengths’ and they also have some ‘opportunities for improvement.’ In their second game in two nights, the Wildcats found out they are in good physical condition, as they came out and played with energy and purpose on Saturday night following a loss to Central in Mount Vernon on Friday night. A good effort came up short 52-43. But the Wildcats also found out that opponents are going to try to exploit the area they were hit hardest by graduation, the guard positions. Mount Vernon fell behind Central by 14 points in the first half against a talented Central team on Friday but learned they have the ability to fight back. The Wildcats came back to actually take a lead in the fourth quarter, but the comeback took too much out of them and the Lady Bears buried the win with free throws down the stretch. “Honestly, we haven’t worked that much against full court pressure,” Mount Vernon Coach Steve Mitchell said, following the Bosse game. “In defense of these kids, we only had two practices this week where we had only nine healthy bodies. We haven’t even gone a whole lot of full court this week. These are some great kids and we a just trying to get them healthy. We’re going to work on these things and we’ll be okay. We will try to fix the things that need to be fixed. We just hope nobody gives up on us. We’re going

to stay after it.” But at tip-off on Saturday night at Bosse, the Lady Cats were ready to go. Senior Cheyenne Strobel got the Wildcats on the board first, burying a 3-pointer to open the scoring for the contest. Then on the strength of six first-quarter points by Alexis Nall and a free throw by Ellen Foster, the Wildcats jumped out to a 10-4 lead. But the Lady Bulldogs responded, scoring the final five points of the first quarter and the first eight points of the second quarter to take a 17-10 lead with 4:30 remaining in the first half. After Nall got the Lady Cats on the second-quarter scoreboard with a rebound bucket, the Lady Bulldogs answered to take a 1912 lead before the Wildcats rallied. Kellen Ray hit a pair of free throws followed by a pair by Foster. On the ensuing possession, the Bulldogs put up a quick shot and Foster came down with the rebound and went coast-to-coast to pull the Wildcats back to within 19-18 at the half. “We are just having trouble sustaining anything,” Mitchell said of his Wildcats. “We get on a six or eight point run and then we do some silly things to let them back in it. It hurts our momentum. We are a bit of a work in progress and we knew that coming in. We had some jayvee girls coming up and some varsity girls back and like I said, we’ll be alright. We’re going to find the right combination.” But the Bulldogs turned up the heat in the second half, playing with more intensity and a more physical style and the young Wildcat guards had trouble ad-

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MV Turkey Classic to be held Mount Vernon High School will be hosting its annual Turkey Classic wrestling invitational on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30. The 12 schools that will be participating will be Central, Daviess County, Forest Park, Harrison, Heritage Hills, Mount Vernon, North, Pike Central, Princeton, South Spencer, Tecumseh, and Wood Memorial. Five mats will be utilized for each round. There will be four rounds of wrestling on Friday beginning at 11 a.m., with the final five rounds beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Open Adult Volleyball begins Open Adult Volleyball - The Mount Vernon High School will be opening up their gym to area adults that want to come and play volleyball, Monday December 9 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. It is free of charge. Teams will be randomly drawn from the adults that attend. For questions, call Darla Edwards at 812-838-4356, ext. 5947.

MV Wrestle Offs to be held The MV Wrestling team will be having their pre-season Wrestle Offs on November 21 at 6 p.m. in the MVSHS gymnasium. Come out and see what this year’s team has to offer and support the Wildcat Wrestling team, we are looking forward to an exciting season. The team is also taking this opportunity to collect food for the MV Food Pantry, so bring a can food and get in for free.


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Lady Cats, from Page B1 justing. Coach Steve Mitchell attempted to adjust, bringing senior all-position player Foster to the point, but that took away a scoring threat and the Bulldogs had found out what the Lady Bears learned the night before, the Lady Wildcat guards are young and inexperienced and the Bulldogs took advantage of it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we are going to play Ellen at the point, we are going to have to find a way to get the ball back to her once we get up the court,â&#x20AC;? Mitchell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very effective coming off screens so we are going to have to be creative and find a way to get the ball into her hands because she can play.â&#x20AC;? The Wildcats faced fullcourt pressure the remainder of the contest against a deep Bosse squad. The Lady Bulldogs opened a 28-20 lead at about the sixminute mark of the third quarter. But again, the Lady Cats were able to fight back on free throws by Strobel and a rebound bucket by Ray. The mini-run forced a Bosse time out. But out of the time out, Abby Randall got a bucket to pull the Cats back to within 28-26. The teams traded baskets until Foster tied the score at 32-all on a free throw with 23 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The Bulldogs scored the final three points of the quarter, one of them on one of two free throws shot after the third quarter buzzer had sounded. A Nall rebound bucket tied the score at 35-all at the 7:15 mark but that would be the last tie of the game. The Lady Bulldogs slowly pulled away as they outscored the Cats 9-2 over the next four minutes before Nall was able to hit backto-back rebound baskets to pull Mount Vernon to 46-41 with 2:10 remaining. A Wildcats time out was followed by an injury to Nall at the 1:36 mark and the Bulldogs hit 8-of11 free throws down the stretch to secure the 52-43 win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With our three letter-

winners coming back, I think they have such desire that they try to take things on themselves just a little too much sometimes,â&#x20AC;? Mitchell explained of his returnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mentality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just need to relax and let the game come to them. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a huge team but we can put five out there that are all about the same size and rebound by committee.â&#x20AC;? Nall led the team with 18 against Bosse while Strobel had 11 while Foster and Ray had six apiece. Randall finished with two. The reserve Lady WildRecognized for special awards during the North Posey High School soccer banquet this week are, in front, from cats won easily for the secleft to right, MaKenzie Orlik, Shelbi Newcomer, Amanda Marshall, Maddie Koester, and Baylee Willman. In back ond night in a row (33-19) to move to 2-0 on the young are Savannah King, George Wittgen, Max Wright, Quinten Fife, Jace Brandenstein, Reed Heathecotte, Brooklyn Hamman, and Danilo Antonini. Photo by Dave Pearce season.

Honored for special achievements during the North Posey High School Athletic banquet on Wednesday are Griffin Motz, Reed Gertiesen, Drake Davenport, and Coach Brandon Barrett. Photo by Dave Pearce

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SPORTS

Perry helps Charleston move to 2-0 University of Charleston used a late second half rally to pull away from a tough Chowan team in Institute Saturday evening in the final game of the MEC/ CIAA Classic, earning a 71-61 win. Charleston jumped on the Hawks early, building a nine point lead, 14-5, after a Nichole Perry layup five minutes into the first half. Chowan responded to draw within four points at 21-25 at the 3:31 mark with most of their points coming from the inside from Summer Curtis and Courtni Williams who combined for 12 first half points. UC kept the Hawks scoreless for the remainder of the half and went on a 7-0 run to go to halftime with their largest lead of the half at 11 points, 34-23. Nichole Perry pumped in 14 points in the first 20 minutes, going 4-for5 from behind the arc to lead the Golden Eagles. Chyress Lockhart was a stat sheet filler chipping in eight points, grabbing four boards and dishing out four assists in 17 minutes of action. The Hawks came out of the locker with intense defense and quickly whittled the double digit lead down to three points, 36-39, after another Curtis layup in the paint. Chowan kept feeding the post taking

Nichole Perry advantage of their size advantage to go on a 7-0 run to grab their first lead of the game at 43-39 at the 14:18 mark of the second half. The next nine minutes played close with neither team holding a lead of more than four points. With Charleston leading by one at 62-61 and four minutes remaining, the Golden Eagles scored the next nine points and held Chowan scoreless to earn

the 10-point victory, 7161. Lockhart flirted with a triple double scoring 16 points, handing out eight assists and grabbing seven rebound. Perry went scoreless in the second half but finished the game with 14 points and a career high eight rebounds. Tianni Kelly also got a doubledouble as well pulling down 12 rebounds and putting in nine points. LeAnne Ross and Chyress Lockhart were named to the MEC/CIAA Classic All-Tournament Team based on the two day event. Charleston improved to 2-0 on the season and returns to the court next Friday as they travel to Clarion University for the Clarion University Classic where they will face the host and Millersville University.

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Court News Arrests November 7 Devon Craft—Evansville—Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors—PCS Colton Cox—Evansville— Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors—PCS November 13 Tamara Erwin—Mount Vernon—Driving While Intoxicated—PCS Brock Price—Mount Vernon—Warrant, Neglect of a Dependant x2 (failure to appear)--MVPD Robert Rutledge—Mount Vernon—Operating While Intoxicated--ISP Complaints November 1 12:11 a.m.—Suspicious— Had a breaking and entering into vehicle last night. Can hear subjects in the back yard. Sounds like 2-3 people back there. Does not want to speak with a deputy—Church St, Cynthiana 12:22 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised that she would like a deputy to check the area for her ex-husband. She advised she received a very odd Facebook message that stated “if you like the mug shots, check under your house”. Caller advised her boyfriend has checked and doesn’t see anyone or any vehicle that matches his description. She hasn’t heard anything but would like a deputy to check the area. Doesn’t want to speak with anyone—Lavon Drive, Evansville 6:54 a.m.—Accident—One vehicle accident, ran over and into the ditch. Elderly male not moving very well but speaking—Hwy 69/Bypass, Mount Vernon 3:19 p.m.—Accident— Two vehicles, no injuries. Didn’t happen there, but they pulled into the parking lot— Hwy 66, Wadesville 3:31 p.m.—Reckless— White passenger car, possibly a Camaro, following close behind vehicles. Driving at a high rate of speed. Received another call stating this vehicle is still westbound like she’s heading out of town. He advised this vehicle has passed people in the center lane and almost side wiped a truck. On call back, advised Camaro is driving down on Mackey Ferry Road near Raben Road. Sliding in the roadway—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 4:05 p.m.—Road Hazard— Ladder in the roadway in the left lane. Can’t see it until you’re up on it—I 64, Griffin 4:12 p.m.—Vandalism— Caller advised that female subject was in her yard doing burn outs. Is now down the street screaming obscenities to her. Is now driving by her house doing burn outs. Caller

advised she has a restraining order against her. Would like an officer to come arrest her. She’s in a white Camaro with red stripes—Mackey Ferry Road, Mount Vernon 7:12 p.m.—Wanted Person—Will be serving warrant on subject—Midway Drive, New Harmony 8:27 p.m.—Fight—Initial call the caller stated to get officers up there now. Another female got on the phone and said no officers were needed, that it was just a misunderstanding. Advised her that officers were coming regardless and needed to know what was going on. The first female got back on the phone and was prompted by the female in the background to say that it was a misunderstanding and then she hung up. Called the house back and advised her that officers were still coming and operator needed to know what was going on. Caller advised her daughter and son-in-law got into an argument but it was a misunderstanding—Taylor Av, New Harmony November 2 3:35 a.m.—Traffic Offense—Tan Chevy truck— Main and Seibert, Mount Vernon 10:19 a.m.—Threatening— Received a threatening phone call over the night from someone stating that they wanted money and they knew where caller lives. Does not want to speak with a deputy but wants a report made in case someone does show up on his property and he has to defend himself—Tere Lane, Mount Vernon 12:47 p.m.—Miscellaneous—A black male in black jumpsuit waving hat at crew on train. Appeared to them he was trying to stop the train. Would like it checked— County Line Railroad tracks, Evansville November 3 12:42 a.m.—Vandalism— Caller advised they’ve been teepeed. She advised this is the third time in a week that they’ve been teepeed but this is the first time they’ve called. Caller advised that she has a 15 year-old daughter and she believes it could be high school kids but doesn’t know who did it. Doesn’t want to speak to anyone. Just wants it on file—Barter Road, Mount Vernon 1:06 a.m.—Noise—Requesting officers come to front desk for noise complaint— New Harmony Inn, New Harmony 3:53 p.m.—Welfare Check—Male subject checking on 14 year-old female and 15 year-old male. 14 year-old has been talking to suspect on Facebook and he came to Illinois yesterday and picked

them both up and they have not been seen since. Drives a white 4-door with some type of spoiler on the back. Parents want the juveniles returned and will probably have charges on the male—Rexing Road, Wadesville 8:27 p.m.—Disturbance— Caller advised her neighbor is in the hallway being loud and throwing stuff, calling her names. Can hear him in the hallway and through the walls. Caller is trying to sleep—Walnut, Poseyville 9:25 p.m.—Medical—45 year-old male requesting an ambulance because he’s drank too much. Isn’t hurting, just claims he needs to go to the hospital—Oak St, Poseyville November 4 3:14 a.m.—Deliver Message—Needs message delivered—Springfield Road, Wadesville 8:59 a.m.—Road Closed— County garage called back and advised road re-opened— Caborn, Mount Vernon November 5 3:25 p.m.—Reckless— Bright blue older model Ford suv did donuts in this intersection. Advised vehicle went towards the dead end of Holler Road tearing up the roadway—Gross Road, Mount Vernon 4:23 p.m.—Shots Fired— Advised shots fired from neighbor and have hit his home. Requesting an officer— Acorn Lane, New Harmony 4:24 p.m.—Reckless— White Bronco, older model, almost hit caller head-on, driving recklessly. Ran caller off the roadway on the highway—Hwy 62/Ford Road, Mount Vernon 5:23 p.m.—Car/Deer— Dark blue Chevy Malibu. Cannot get her door open. Unknown where the deer is— hwy 62, Mount Vernon 5:36 p.m.—Car/Deer— Car/deer, no injury—Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 6:27 p.m.—Reckless— Small vehicle all over the roadway—Broadway, Evansville 8:51 p.m.—Suspicious— Advised house at the corner has door open. Neighbor advised caller no one lives there. House is up for foreclosure. Door faces Lower Mt. Vernon—Mount Vernon 10:29 p.m.—Disturbance— Caller advised she was on her way to get friend diapers and subject is following them in the truck—Mt. Vernon Police Department, Mount Vernon November 6 1:00 a.m.—Loud Music— Advised extremely loud music in trailer park—Elk Trail Drive, Evansville 1:20 p.m.—Wanted Per-

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The property manager Was initially heading east- called earlier and the caller bound in the westbound lane has been advised to call back but has turned around. They in at 3:15 p.m. to get a deputy could not give any other de- out there to speak with her— scription except has markings Schuessler Road, Evansville 4:47 p.m.—Motorist Ason the back bumper. Is all over sist—Semi stuck on an emthe roadway—I 64, Griffin 9:04 a.m.—Car/Deer—Hit bankment by the cemetery. a deer. Minor damage. Deer is Appears someone is trying still alive. No officer needed to help him but they’re still for report, just to put the deer stuck—Lower New Harmony/ down—Hwy 69, New Har- French Road, Mount Vernon 9:13 p.m.—Juvenile Probmony 9:23 a.m.—Reckless— lem—Juveniles have alcohol. White GMC suv—Hwy 62, 3 males and 1 female—Broadway, Mount Vernon Mount Vernon 10:33 p.m.—Alarm—Resi7:57 a.m.—Hit and Run— White truck with handicap dence, laundry room motion— plate, elderly driver, hit rear St. Wendel/Cynthiana Road, passenger side of 2010 Volk- Poseyville swagen near the tire. There is Traffic Violations a dent. Daughter was in the for September 23 vehicle at the intersection and Misty Escoto Aponte, 31, this vehicle hit her while she was sitting in the intersection. Carmi, Ill., 80/50, $21.50 plus Occurred yesterday after- costs; Liza M. Armstrong, 24, noon around 4:30 p.m.—Ford Crossville, Ill., 65/55, failure to appear; Captolia Arnold, Road, Mount Vernon 12:44 p.m.—Fraud—Got 30, Evansville, 75/60, $6.50 scam call and said they wanted plus costs; Maxton Ashby, caller to send them money and 19, Evansville, 79/60, $11.50 then they would put 2 million plus costs; Justin D. Bartley, dollars in their account. Want- 16, Evansville, expired license ed them to go to Wal-Mart to plate, dismissed; Benjamin get pre-pay card with $399.00. Bradshaw, age not available, They are supposed to call her Carmi, Ill., passing a toll gate back. She is going to tell them without paying, failure to apnot to call the residence again. pear; Andrew Cherry, 34, She gave them no personal in- Glenview, Ill., 81/60, failure formation. No officer needed. to appear; Brittanie D. Desper, Just wanted to let us know 27, Carmi, Ill., 70/60, $6.50 what was happening. Advised plus costs; Travis Digman, caller have had several com- 17, Mount Vernon, expired plaints about same thing for plate, $6.50 plus costs; Tracouple of months—Anderson vis Digman, 17, Mount Vernon, no insurance, $6.50 plus Road, Wadesville 3:12 p.m.—Threatening— costs, costs suspended; Dave Caller advised they termi- Dismang, age not available, nated an employee and he has Carmi, Ill., passing a toll gate singled out a person that he without paying, failure to apthinks got him fired. He has pear. Devin T. Essary, 26, Mount made threats to another person about this subject that he is Vernon, disregarding lightgoing to “F” her up—Hwy 69, ed signal, $6.50 plus costs; Brandi Givens, age not availMount Vernon 4:42 p.m.—Juvenile Prob- able, Mount Vernon, dog runlem—Advised 16 year-old son ning at large, dismissed; Tyler busted window out of home D. Glover, 20, Evansville, and took off on foot after ver- 81/55, $21.50 plus costs; Scott bal altercation. Requesting an A. Hamby, 45, Evansville, 70/55, $6.50 plus costs; Anofficer—Cale, Poseyville 9:01 p.m.—Car/Deer—No drew Hart, 20, Mount Vernon, injuries. White Ford F 350 77/60, $8.50 plus costs; Alexis dually. Doesn’t know where Hayes, 16, Eldorado, Ill., the deer went—hwy 165, 79/60, $11.50 plus costs; Jill Heyna, 53, Evansville, expired Poseyville plates, failure to appear; Steven E. Horton, 58, FarmingNovember 8 ton, Mo., disregarding lighted signal, $6.50 plus costs; Brent E. Jeffries, 30, Mount Vernon, badges, were all confiscat- driving while suspended, failed. Smith was arrested for ure to appear; Brent E. Jeffries, Possession of a Handgun 30, Mount Vernon, expired by a Felon, Possession of registration, failure to appear; Paraphernalia, and Posses- Brent E. Jeffries, 30, Mount Vernon, false/fictitious regission of a Syringe. tration, failure to appear.

Illinois man arrested on weapon and drug charges Evansville Police arrested given in the tip. Officers 43-year-old Brandon Smith located the wanted person, on weapon and drug charg- Joshua Fields. While in the es during an inroom, officers vestigation at the saw narcotics Tropicana Hotel paraphernalia. Tuesday morning. While investigatOfficers were ing the narcotics sent to the hotel violations, ofon a tip that a ficers found a person staying at loaded handgun the hotel had a under one of the warrant. Officer pillows. went to the room Brandon Smith Officers de-

termined that the gun belonged to Smith. A check of his criminal history showed Smith, of Crossville Illinois, is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess a handgun. Officers also found two wallets with Sheriff Deputy badges in them, but could not determine who the wallets belonged to. The narcotics paraphernalia, the gun, and the

Harold Koonce, 45, New Harmony, driving while suspended, $6.50 plus costs, drivers license suspended 90 days; Harold Koonce, 45, New Harmony, license plate light, dismissed; Max Little, 23, Mount Vernon, disregarding stop sign, $6.50 plus costs; Susan L. Lowery, 47, Cave-inRock, Ill., 70/60, $6.50 plus costs; John W. Martin, 31, Mount Vernon, disregarding stop sign, $6.50 plus costs; Roger D. Mayes, 28, Evansville, driving while suspended, failure to appear; Roger D. Mayes, 28, Evansville, 77/55, failure to appear; Kimberly Miliken, age not available, Mount Vernon, passing a toll gate without paying, $33.50 plus costs; Cody Miller, 21, Mount Vernon, disregarding stop sign, $6.50 plus costs; Ruth A. Nation, 66, Evansville, unsafe lane movement, $6.50 plus costs. Seth M. Nelson, 18, Mount Vernon, 44/30, $6.50 plus costs; Blake A. Oing, 23, Fort Branch, 78/60, $11.50 plus costs; Aaron J. Osborne, 18, New Harmony, 70/60, $6.50 plus costs; Cortland A. Pace, 17, Mount Vernon, no license in possession, dismissed; John Pate, 43, New Harmony, 67/55, dismissed; Adam D. Pearson, 36, Carterville, Ill., 70/60, $6.50 plus costs; Brooke Quirk, 24, Mount Vernon, 77/60, $11.50 plus costs; Randall W. Rakestraw, 53, Evansville, 71/55, $11.50 plus costs; Felicia Rambert, 26, Harrisburg, Ill., 78/60, $11.50 plus costs; Sandra Rangel, 53, Seven Hills, OH, 69/55, $3.50 plus costs; Amanda Reese, 23, Mount Vernon, 86/60, $18.50 plus costs; Heather R. Riecken, 30, Mount Vernon, 75/60, failure to appear. Luke Rohlman, 17, Mount Vernon, operating watercraft without valid registration, failure to appear; Stephanie M. Rose, 22, Mount Vernon, no valid license, failure to appear; Danny Russell, 40, Mount Vernon, 74/60, $6.50 plus costs; Dennis Seely, 23, Ridgway, Ill., 70/60, $6.50 plus costs; Ryan A. Shockley, 32, Mount Vernon, no registration, failure to appear; Ryan A. Shockley, 32, Mount Vernon, disregarding stop sign, failure to appear; Ryan A. Shockley, 32, Mount Vernon, false/fictitious registration, failure to appear; Ryan A. Shockley, 32, Mount Vernon, no insurance, failure to appear; Alex Smock, 27, Carmi, Ill., disregarding stop sign, failure to appear; Alex Smock, 27, Carmi, Ill., no insurance, failure to appear; Cory D. Stewart, 32, Evansville, 41/30, $6.50 plus costs. William Stewart, 23, Mount Vernon, 71/55, $11.50 plus costs; Derek T. Sweger, 32, Clearwater, Fla., 80/60, $11.50 plus costs; Miguel Varela, 47, Mount Vernon, 49/30, $11.50 plus costs; Deago Hooper Walker, 24, Mount Vernon, 95/60, $26.50 plus costs; Gilbert Wentzel, 29, Evansville, 68/55, $6.50 plus costs; Casey L. Winegar, 31, Mount Vernon, false/fictitious registration, failure to appear; Roger Withrow, age not available, passing a toll gate without paying, failure to appear.

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