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Public to hear ambulance results on Friday Daniels to speak here The Posey County Republican Party has scheduled their Lincoln Dinner for March 30 at 7 p.m. Gov. Mitch Daniels will be the featured speaker. If you would like more info, call 483-2922.

Orientation night set Orientation for students who will be entering seventh grade in the 2011-2012 school year will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m. at North Posey Junior High. Current sixth-grade students at North Elementary and South Terrace will receive their orientation packets prior to this evening. St. Wendel students should contact the school about prognosis testing and enrollment prior to orientation. Students should bring their seventh-grade orientation packet, along with the completed information forms. Please call the school office at 673-6617 if you questions.

Democratic women to meet The Posey County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at the Gym Annex in New Harmony on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and meet local Democrat candidates.

Feed Mill group to meet The Poseyville Feed Mill Art Mill Gallery will be at the Feed Mill Restaurant on Wednesday, March 16 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Card party is March 16 The North Posey Relay for Life will hold a card party on Wednesday, March 16, at the St. Francis cafeteria in Poseyville. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and chili or vegetable soup will be served until 7 p.m. The card party will be held from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded and a live auction will also be held.

‘Clean Up the Hill’ set The annual New Harmony “Clean Up the Hill” effort will take place on Tuesday, March 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery. Volunteers will work together to pick up the trash that has accumulated on both sides of South Main Street, starting at the Cemetery and continuing up the hill to Highway 69. Come join in this activity. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. For more information, contact Karen Walker at 682-3390.

Legion to meet The Poseyville American Legion Post #278 will meet Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p,.m.

Arts Academy open house set The Mount Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy will host an open house on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the MVHS Performing Arts Center. All area students and parents interested in the academy are urged to attend.

McNamara, Tomes to appear The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will host the third in the series of Meet Your Legislator events in Posey County on Saturday, April 9 at the Poseyville Community Center. Event will begin at 9 a.m. Representative Wendy McNamara and Senator Jim Tomes will be in attendance. This event is open to everyone and is free of charge. For more information or with questions, contact Tiffani Weatherford at 838-3639 or by email at tweatherford@ccswin.com

Ambulance results here Public Meeting to discuss the EMS Geographic County Study (Ambulance). The Public Meeting is scheduled for March 29, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Posey County Community Center. Gary Ludwig from the The Ludwig Group, LLC will be in attendance to present the findings of the study.

Results of the study could effect where ambulances are housed and will probably affect response times for one area or another. The study was in response to a group of Poseyville residents who attended county meeting to let officials know that they believe anything less than 24-hour-a-day ambulance service for the Poseyville/ Cynthiana area is not acceptable. The ambulance which was once housed in Poseyville is now being shared with residents in Marrs Township. And while the riff is not

By Dave Pearce Posey County residents will soon learn the results of a study conducted regarding the Posey County Emergency Management System. According to information released this week, an open meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on March 19 at the Posey County Community Center on the 4-H Fairgrounds. The meeting is open to the public. Residents who attend will learn the findings of a study conducted by Ludwig and Associates, a consulting firm located in Missouri.

between representatives of the two areas, residents from both areas feel strongly their areas should have the same ambulance protection as other areas of the county, namely the Mount Vernon area. Plans for the public meeting were announced at the Posey County Council in their regular session at the Hovey House on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 9 a.m. In other business: •Council President Gentil read a request from the Prosecutor that $39.30 be reimbursed in the Prose-

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McCord has hens ‘eating out of her hands’ By Pam Robinson Mount Vernon native Amanda McCord has her laying hens literally eating out of her hand. The 29-year-old has stolen their hearts—and their eggs—with her tender clucks and care. McCord started chicken farming early last year after a conversation with her neighbor, New Harmony Town Marshal Scott Champlin. She expressed her desire for a brood, and the next thing she knew, Champlin and her husband Derek were at work in Champlin’s side yard building her a chicken coop from wine bottles recycled from the Red Geranium. On January 1, 2010, McCord brought in her first five hens, closeouts from another Posey County chicken farmer. By March 2010, she purchased 25 more hens from Rural King. To keep up with the demand for farm fresh eggs, she ordered 25 more biddies from Cackle Hatchery in Lebanon, Missouri, that arrived in the New Harmony Post Office on February 11, 2011. Seventeen of those survived. In two more weeks, she will receive another 15 biddies from Cackle Hatchery as replacements and additions. All told, around 50 chickens will be settled by

New Harmony resident Amanda McCord has her laying hens literally eating out of her hand. Photo by Pam Robinson. See more farm stories in Today’s Agriculture, inside todays Posey County News. the end of March at McCord’s Treasured Harvest Farms, located just off Highway 69 in New Harmony. The hens are four to six months old when they first start laying eggs. Already, Treasured Harvest Farms sells eight dozen eggs a week at Naerae’s Naturally Or-

ganic Food Store at 601 E. Fourth Street, Suite A, in Mount Vernon. Each egg carton features McCord’s inspirational “word” for the month. During March, for example, the inside lids of the egg cartons present these two lines of verse: “Watch the world awaken as things become anew, quench-

ing our spirit with rays of hope, and taking in the stillness of the morning dew. Take time to notice all. . .gifts that God gives to you.” Although her hens are limited for now to range in a 10 foot by

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Countrymark announces boost for local Habitat Indiana-based CountryMark announced today that it will contribute up to $55,000 in matching funds to Habitat for Humanity of Evansville. With those funds, Habitat will have the financial resources necessary to build two homes this year in Posey County, bringing the total number of Habitat homes built in that county to seven. “We’re excited about the challenge presented by CountryMark to Habitat and our community,” said Jim Bartlett, who leads the Habi-

tat builds in Posey County through the Mount Vernon Ministerial Association. “We are especially eager to meet this challenge because we already have identified two families. We’d really like to make home ownership a reality for these deserving applicants and their children.” The two families are currently working on the 300 hours of sweat equity that all families are required to contribute. In addition to sweat equity, families must also attend

homeownership classes, where they learn about home maintenance, budgeting and many other topics to prepare them for homeownership. “CountryMark is going to get a big ‘thank you’ from me,” said Jennifer Trout, who has already put in 124 hours of sweat equity. “I’m just flabbergasted. I couldn’t ask for a better community.” Shawnte Bates, the other family working to build a home in Mount Vernon, was equally excited to learn about CountryMark’s pledge

of support. “It makes my heart dance with joy to know that CountryMark is donating to help build my house,” she said. “I know that I am really blessed, and I am really glad that I will be able to raise my son in the small town that I was raised in, where family is still at the core of the community.” CountryMark shares Habitat’s enthusiasm for the fundraising

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Sewer back-up stirs up stink in Mount Vernon’s Birdland By Pam Robinson The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety listened and responded for over an hour on Thursday as residents in the Birdland subdivision spoke regarding recent sewer backup flooding their basements. Addressing the board were Ruth Ann McDurmon of 1530 Lark Lane, Darlene McConnell of 1312 Cardinal who also spoke for Karl and Linda Dorff of 1320 Cardinal unable to be present, and Robert Hast of 1237 Cardinal Drive. According to McDurmon, sewer

back up started in her basement on Feb. 24, 2011, around 9 p.m. and continued until around 3 a.m. She reported that she called the sewer plant, but received no immediate callback. Then, she called dispatch, who, she said, told her no one could come out because of the rain. An hour and a half later, she stated, help arrived. Although her insurance company covered the damages to her home, McDurmon stated she wants the city to reimburse her insurance company in addition to her neighbors for all damages.

McConnell spoke next, reading a letter on behalf of herself and her neighbors, the Dorffs. She stated she had also called for help. Then, she noted her insurance will not cover the damages—amounting to $3,000 thus far—to her home. She questioned that if help had arrived sooner, perhaps no flooding at all would have occurred in her home. Then, Hast spoke and said his home also suffered damages. He asked if he could now safely lay his new carpet. All three residents wanted to know what happened and why as

well as the procedures in place in case another problem arose. Wastewater Superintendent Rodney Givens later explained that the pumps were working properly and pumping hard, but took on too much rain. He added that the cause of failure is up for debate. He stated that bigger pumps may be needed. He also commented that the overflow had been sealed off although now it is open. When the overflow is open, he said, there are no issues. Had the overflow been open, he

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Supt. Thoele adds Athletic Director to myriad of jobs By Pam Robinson The New Harmony School Board voted unanimously Thursday night to accept the resignation of Tabby Farrar as athletic director, activities coordinator and extracurricular activities treasurer, effective June 1, 2011. In the same vote, the board named New Harmony School Superintendent Fran Thoele as the new athletic director. New Harmony School Board President Jim Scarafia was absent from the meeting. Vice President Jason Wilson conducted the meeting in Scarafia’s absence. The three remaining school board members

were also present: Brenda Butman, Jim Eagan and Curt Schmitt. After the meeting, Thoele confirmed she would receive no additional pay for serving as athletic director. She stated that New Harmony School is now conducting a search for a secretary to assume responsibilities as activity coordinator and extracurricular activity treasurer as well as other duties as assigned. Immediately following the vote, the school’s National Education Association president, Rick Johnson, addressed the board. “I’ve been here a long time, probably too

long for most people,” he said. “It seems like we’re losing a whole lot of people—faculty, staff and students. It’s got to stop somewhere. Somebody’s got to find out the reason. Nobody seems to care. I don’t like it. I don’t like it when we lose friends. I don’t like it when we lose great, great people. I don’t know the answer, but I would suggest some people investigate. I think that position [of athletic director] should be posted. I would think there would be some faculty interested in that. I don’t know that you should fill that position right now when nobody even knew it was going to be open.

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cutor’s Law Enforcement/Supplies budget line. Council President Bob Gentil read a request from the Prosecutor that $134.21 be reimbursed in the Prosecutor’s Federal Forfeiture/Supplies budget line. This money was received for a recorder that was returned because it did not work. •Posey County Clerk Betty Postletheweight came before the Council with a request for an additional appropriation in the amount

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I don’t think that’s the way business is done anywhere, and I don’t think it should be done here. That’s my opinion.” Shortly afterward, a gentleman identifying himself as Bill Loveridge spoke out and said, “I second Rick’s opinion.” The meeting continued with no further comments from the audience and with no response from the board. In other business: •The board hired the following coaches for the 2011-12 school

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OBITUARIES Marjorie Harms Danner

Rev. Wylma Thomas Buffington

Helen B. Roehr

Marjorie Harms Danner, 96, died peacefully of natural causes in her daughter’s home in Ashland, Ore., on Feb. 27, 2011, with her four children nearby. She lived a vibrant, full and healthy life dedicated to her family and her many gardens. Marjorie was born in Lily Lake, Ill., on Dec. 16, 1914 i Rochelle, R h 1914, andd grew up in Ill – the daughter of local businessman Herman Harms and his wife, Sydna. At the age of 20, while playing piano sheet music in the window of a local music store, she met her future husband, Nevin Earle Danner, a recent Harvard College graduate who was the new editor of the local newspaper. Married in Washington, DC, on Feb. 16, 1937, the couple briefly owned and operated a newspaper in Lititz, Pa, and bicycle shop in Cambridge, Mass., before Nevin graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary. They lived in Homewood, Ill, and Milton, Pa., before Evansville, New Harmony, Cynthiana and Bloomington, Ind. Nevin was an Evangelical & Reformed/United Church of Christ minister. During their time in Evansville (1950-1963), he served as Executive Secretary of the Evansville Council of Churches, while Marjorie created several school-related initiatives focused on student leadership and international learning. From 1963-1967, they lived in New Harmony, Ind., where they worked to revitalize that community’s tradition as a center of ideas and innovation. At the time of Nevin’s death in 1974, they were both actively involved in Campus Ministries at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Marjorie soon moved to Vallejo, Calif., to be near her sister. In 1996, she moved finally to Ashland, Ore., to live near her daughter. Throughout her life, Marjorie was an avid gardener, active follower of world issues, a strong and independent woman many of whose ideas were ahead of her time. Her extended family and many friends will greatly miss her indomitable spirit and loving heart. Marjorie was preceded in death by her brother (Jerry Harms), sister (Lois Tigan) and husband (Nevin). She is survived by her older brother (Robert Harms); children: Bryant (Judi), William (Gillian), Katharine, John (Nancy Pietrafesa); and seven grandchildren: Debra Danner, Susanna Danner, Charles Danner (Oli Dehghan), Nick Hershman, Eliot Danner, Christopher Danner and William Danner. A gathering in her memory will be held in Ashland, Ore., on April 30, 2011. Interment will be at the Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, Ill. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marjorie’s memory can be made to the Ashland Schools Foundation Endowment Fund, 100 Walker Ave., Ashland, Ore, 97420 or at the ASF website: www.ashlandschoolsfoundation.org.

The Rev. Wylma Thomas Buffington, 81, passed way Friday, March 11, 2011, at his home. He was born in Waycross, Georgia on March 10, 1930, the son of Ennis Levi and Ethel Elizabeth (Smith) Buffington. The Rev. Buffington was a Baptist Minister, graduating seminary in 1957. He served in the ministry for over 62 years. Buffington was a former Director at Camp Joy in Harrison, Tenn. His areas of ministry include Emmanuel Baptist Church in Liberty, S.C., Calvary Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Ind., and First Christian Church also in Mount Vernon, Ind. He was a member and past president of the Tri-State Fundamental Minister’s Fellowship. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister. He is survived by his loving wife and caregiver of 55 years, Minerva “Minnie” (Knight) Buffington of Mount Vernon, Ind.; his daughter, Dolores M. (John) Pyer of Lafayette, Ind., and his granddaughters, Kaitlyn M. and Abigail E. Pyer; his sisters; his brothers, as well as nieces and nephews. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tues., March 15, 2011, at First Christian Church, 1403 Country Club Road in Mount Vernon with burial to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2011. at Schneider Funeral Home 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon and continued on Tuesday, March 15 from 12 p.m. until service time at the church. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Mount Vernon Food Pantry at P.O. Box 228 Mount Vernon, IN 47620. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com.

Helen B. Roehr, age 96 of Mount Vernon, Ind., died Monday morning February 28, 2011 at Solarbron in Evansville. She was born June 15, 1914 in Caborn, the daughter of Edward and Amelia (Herschelman) Seifert. She married Harold Roehr on July 27, 1935 in Caborn. Mrs. Roehr graduated School. She had worked at from Mount Vernon High S the Mount Vernon Garment Factory. She assisted her husband for years painting and wallpapering for local individuals, later they started a poultry farm supplying eggs to local grocery stores. Helen was a longtime active member and pianist at St. Johns United Methodist Church at Caborn. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gilmore Stock of Evansville; three grandchildren and spouses, Brett and Trudy Stock of Evansville, Jeffrey and Sheila Stock of Mystic, Conn.,and Jennifer and Brad Weinzapfel of Evansville; eight great-grandchildren, William Stock, Tyler Stock, Conner Voegel, Anna Stock, Westin Voegel, Emma Stock, Zachary Stock and Nikhil Desai. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold on April 27, 1992, and two brothers, Erwin and Raymond Seifert. The family would like to extend a special thanks for the excellent care that was given Helen during her five years at Solarbron, also to VistaCare and Dr. Gordon Vogel for all the care and compassion given her. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Sat., March 5, 2011, at the Austin~Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. Fourth St., Mount Vernon with the Rev. Mike Rynkiewich officiating. Burial was in St. Johns Cemetery at Caborn. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Posey County Young Life and St. Johns Cemetery at Caborn. Online condolences may be left at austinfuneralhome.com.

Anthony J. Schmitt Anthony J. Schmitt, 87, of Haubstadt, Ind., passed away on March 8, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He was born on August 10, 1923, in Evansville, Ind. to the late Adam and Tillie (Elpers) Schmitt. Anthony was a retired farmer and was a member of the St. James Catholic Ch h iin H b t dt IInd. d He was a Navy Veteran Church Haubstadt, of World War II. He was a member of the Haubstadt American Legion Post #194 and the Fort Branch, VFW Post #2714. He was also a member of the Haubstadt Knights of Columbus. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Schmitt; and two brothers, Frederick and Ivan Schmitt. He is survived by his wife, Magdalen (Hoefling) Schmitt of Haubstadt, Ind.; seven children and their spouses, Donna (Sid) Hayden of Carmel, Ind., Dr. Randy Schmitt of Evansville, Ind., Annette (Joe) Bean of Bloomington, Ind., Karen (Tom) Newmaster of Elberfeld, Ind., Elaine (Dave) Rexing of Haubstadt, Ind., Brian (Joyce) Schmitt of Haubstadt, Ind. and Krista (Pat) Gick of Fort Branch, Ind.; two sisters Mary Jane Tenbarge of Haubstadt, Ind. and Rosalee Scheller of Poseyville, Ind.; 26 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A mass of Christian burial was conducted 9 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at St. James Catholic Church in Haubstadt, Ind., Father Kenneth Betz and Father John Boeglin will be co-celebrants. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort Branch, Ind. and continued on Saturday from 8 a.m. until service time at the church. Military services were conducted at the graveside on Saturday by the American Legion Post #194 and the VFW Post 2714. The family requests that donations be made to the St.James Steeple Fund, envelopes are available at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www. stodghillfuneralhome.com.

Gregory E. Englert Gregory E. Englert, 48, of Evansville, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital. Mr. Englert was an automotive technician who enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in the garden. Surviving Greg are three daughters, Lyndsey (Jason) Smitha of Wadesville Brittney (Thomas) Holm ville, Holmes and Ashley R. Englert, both of Evansville; his mother, Rita H. Englert, of Evansville; two sisters, Sharon Cain and Jayne Clark, both of Evansville; and one brother, Robert J. Englert, of Evansville. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Landon and Ashton Smitha, Tyler, Braxton and Paisley Holmes; a special nephew, Eric Englert; and many others. Greg was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Englert; and his sister, Janet “Molly” Englert. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 613 Cherry Street, in Evansville, with the Rev. Steve Lintzenich officiating. Burial followed in St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Vanderburgh County. Friends visited with the family from 2 until 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street in Evansville and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday, at St. Mary Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, Evansville, IN 47712, to help defray funeral expenses. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

Helen June Cavanaugh Helen June Cavanah, 83, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011 at her home. She was born in Mount Vernon, Ind., on June 13, 1927, to Oscar and Rosalene (Miller) Renschler. June retired in 2005 after more than 41 1/2 years, as an inspector with Mount Vernon Screw Products. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Diana Lee Cavanah; brothers, Melvin and Roy Renschler; and her sister, Mary Louise Orth. She is survived by her daughter, Helen O’Neil (Marty) of Mount Vernon, Ind,; grandchildren, Ryan, Jennifer, and Joseph O’Neil; nieces; nephews; and cousins. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Troy DeKemper officiating and burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, and continued on Wed., March 16 from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon High School Band Program. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com.

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The Bromm family sells Girl Scout cookies outside The Feed Mill Restaurant over the weekend. Photo by Dave Pearce

Ambulance, from Page 1A of $50,000 to be placed in the County General/Clerks/ System Support budget line. Postletheweight explained that she paid $42,000 worth of overdue bills incurred in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. After paying these bills there will be approximately $7,000 left in this budget line; therefore, Postletheweight asked that $50,000 be placed back into this line to run the election this year. She stated that RBM, the company that preps the machines for the election, has lowered their proposal price from $60,000 to $46,000. A letter is being written by Attorney Farrar to discontinue the services of ES&S, the company that held the contract for voting machines over the past few elections.

•Greg Wathen appeared to give an update on the work with the Posey County Economic Development Coalition. He stated that he and grant writer Debbie BennettStearsman are working on 20 active projects and nine of those projects are considering Posey County as a potential location. Those 20 projects represent a little over $2 billion dollars of total investment and nearly 2000 positions. Some of the larger projects considering this area are due primarily to Posey County’s infrastructure and because of the proximity to the river. The majority of the projects Economic Development is working on are manufacturing. The Economic Development Coalition provides the

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marketing support that markets Southwest Indiana and we do some of the initial work putting together the proposals. The group also works with John Taylor and the Economic Development Partnership in Posey County. Bennett-Stearsman stated that the Community Development staff works with all the cities, towns, townships, counties, and non-profits in developing and writing grant applications for funding for particular projects. She gave members of the Council a list of the projects totaling $10,928,046.88 that the Economic Development Coalition has worked on since 2006. Some of the most recent projects include; Wastewater Plant Improvements in Mount Vernon, Whirpool (which is an Economic Development Grant that was given to the four counties to look at the impact of Whirpool closing on the workforce), new Fire/EMS building in New Harmony, and the Wabash Levee Unit #5 which is a partnership between Gibson and Posey County. The Posey County Council will meet again on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 9 a.m. at the Hovey House in Mount Vernon.

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50 YEARS AGO, March 17, 1961

The Mount Vernon office of Edward Jones Investments has recently moved into larger office space to better serve the community. Sunday, March 18 will mark the 76th anniversary of the deadly Griffin tornado. Air Force Airman Jesse Montank, son of Carl Montank of Wadesville has recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Students from Mount Vernon Senior High School will present Fiddler on the Roof this weekend in the school’s auditorium. North Posey’s Winter guard has qualified to compete in the State Finals of the Indiana High School Color Guard Association. Members of North Posey’s Winter Guard are Elizabeth Strader, Miranda Voegel, Katie Seibert, Nicci Hagen, Krystle Garris, Becky Keown, Ashley Kinman, Tara Ellis, Meghann Reyher, Holly Goad, Amanda Allen, and Lisa Rickey.

Andy Fulton, 12-yearold son of Jenifer and Donald Fulton correctly spelled the word, hippopotamus to win top honors in the Posey County Spelling Bee. Andy will now represent the county in the Tri-State Bee in Evansville later this month. Diana and Donnie Mathews of New Harmony are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Mae. Harold and Amy Tepool of rural Poseyville welcomed home their daughter, Anna Louise. Anna was born March 2 at Welborn Hospital in Evansville. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Blankenberger are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Ann. Col. Randy Ripple of Haubstadt has recently returned from Kansas City, Missouri after successfully completing courses in Auctioneering and Auction Sales. The Wood Memorial Trojans slipped past the North Posey Vikings to clench the Princeton Sectional title, 5552.

The annual Posey County Music Festival will be held tonight in Mount Vernon High School’s new auditorium. Brad Chaffin of Central High School, Evansville will be the special guest conductor of the Honor Chorus which highlights the best voices in the county. Arrangements will also be performed by the mass band and select band. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Rutledge of Poseyville on the birth of their daughter, Tamara Dee. The feature of Wednesday’s meeting of the Mary Martha group of the Christian Women’s Fellowship was an interview called “Facing Our Fellowship,” imitating the TV program, “Face the Nation.” Let’s go shopping at Lockwood’s- 1 dozen oranges-29 cents, half gallon Holland milk- 2 for 89 cents, Jello- 2 packages for 15 cents, bologna- 3 pounds for 89 cents, and Old Judge Instant Coffee- 6 ounce jar for 59 cents.

Master Sgt. Frank Smith retires Master Trooper Frank Smith is retiring after 31 Years of Service Evansville – Master Trooper Frank Smith is retiring today after 31 years of dedicated service to the Indiana State Police. Smith graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy in December 1980 and was assigned the Evansville District where he primarily patrolled Posey County. During his 31 years with the Indiana State Police, Smith served as an undercover officer, drug interdiction team member and district mari-

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juana eradication coordinator. He was also a member of the explosive ordnance disposal team and coordinator of the Indiana State Police Honor Guard. One of Smith’s highlights was delivering a baby girl along SR 62 in Posey County 21 years ago. “Master Trooper Smith has been a valuable asset to the Evansville District and his knowledge,

dedication and commitment to public safety will be greatly missed,” said Lieutenant Dennis Marshall, Commander of the Evansville District. Smith is planning to continue substitute teaching at North Posey High School and volunteering as a School Resource Officer for the North Posey School system.

Humane Society event planned The next Posey Humane Society event is our first ribs and loins sale. Darrin Seitz is doing the smoking for us. The group will be selling whole pork loins, smoked, and full sides of ribs, smoked and barbecued. Loins will be $20 and ribs $25. The event is March 19 at the Posey County Co-

op in Mount Vernon. Pick up times are from 3-5 p.m. on the same day at the Coop. If you’d like to help out by placing an order, please call 431-4886. It’s a delicious way to help out PHS. With kitten and puppy season just around the corner, the extra funds are going to be really needed.

Happy Birthday Announcements

Nero is 7 months old medium haired tabby male. He is a very playful kitten. The Posey Humane Society is still full to the brim and unable to accept new animals until we find homes for the ones we are currently housing. Now is a great time to take advantage of the Passion for Pets sale on all animals that are already spayed or neutered. Call 8383211 to arrange a time to look at your future pet. General public hours are Friday noon - 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

March 15 - Aaron Wilke, Logan Wilke, Donna Creek, Joshua Creek, Ashley Austin, Howard Strickland, Ashley Nichole Counts, Patty Scruggs, James Stevens and “Dink” Haggard March 16 - Sidney “Jot” Nelson, John Eric Wilkinson, Marsha Kelliher, Sheli Laughbaum and Adam M. White March 17 - Brenda Hidbrader Audra Brown, Gene Wasson, Seth Wade, Bob Wade Adam Laughbaum and Reid Laughbaum March 18 - Harold Kemmerling and Carlene VanLaningham

March 19 - Nicky Watson, Stacey Cross, Debra Cullum and Ellen Wade March 20 - Heather Gross, Maranda Grimm, Drew Mathews, Mike Spanner, Wes Kissinger and Bob Straw March 21 - Andrew Tolliver, Nathan Stallings, Kenny Overton, Jim Pfister, Sam Patton, Chase Straw and Katie Schneider 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


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C M COMMUNITY MM MUNITY Poseyville Carnegie Public Library Project Pictured left to right: g Debbie Stallings and Shelia Schwindel take a quick break to pose for pictures with Wul-Wee the Clown during Guilty Pleasures Flowers and Gifts Open House. Photo by Tammy Bergstrom

New Harmony Gallery hosts John David Mooney exhibition, lecture The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art presents "Harvesting Our Sun and the Milky Way Galaxy Sculpture" February 12 through March 19. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, during the New Harmony Art and Antiques Stroll and is free and open to the public. Celebrated artist and urban designer John David Mooney will present a lecture in coordination with the exhibition at 4p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. Commissioned by the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art in 2009

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to do a design for the Eastern Gateway Entrance to New Harmony, Mooney and his team at the John David Mooney Foundation, including Daryl Booth a University of Southern Indiana ′09 graduate, have been working for the past two years exploring options for the space. They have proposed an environmental art piece created from native plants and solar collectors in the shape of a spiral, complimented by two stainless steel sculptures at either end of town. The piece responds to the history of the town, including George Rapp′s Harmonie Society′s ideal of spiritualism and unity with nature Robert Owen′s utopian so-

ciety, which brought notable scholars of the arts and sciences to the town and New Harmony′s agricultural base. The exhibition will include drawings and models of the proposed art piece. Support for the design proposal was provided by the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation. The proposed plan would inhabit 60 acres on the eastern edge of New Harmony, bisected by Highways 69 and 62, and provide a majority of the energy for the town. Travelers coming to and driving around New Harmony would have the experience of interacting with the art as the solar collectors are moved throughout the year to take full advan-

tage of the position of the sun. Other elements of the plan include the use of other means of green technology such as hydroelectric power and wind turbines, and gardens that feature the walking labyrinth which is also significant to New Harmony′s history. The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 812/682-3156 or visit www.nhgallery.com. The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana.

the Old Fauntleroy House. Over the years many members of the Owen and Fauntleroy families lived there until in 1925 Mary Emily Fauntleroy sold the house to the Indiana Federation of Clubs as a memorial to the first women’s club in America started by Jane Dale Owen Fauntleroy’s daughter Constance in 1859. In 1939, the Indiana Federation of Clubs sold it to the State of Indiana. Jane Dale Owen Fauntle-

roy was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother. She in turn was loved and respected by family, friends and students. Shortly after she was widowed, her father wrote: “His (Robert Henry Fauntleroy) now deeply afflicted widow has, from her childhood, ever been considered a pattern of a daughter, friend, wife, and mother; and her society has been courted by every circle into which she has ever been introduced.”

By Sherry Graves

The third woman to be remembered during Women’s History month is Jane Dale Owen. Jane was the second daughter and 4th child of Robert Owen and his wife Caroline. Jane was born in 1805 in Scotland. Like her older brothers before her, Jane was sent away to school to be educated. She and her older sister Ann attended school in London. Upon their return, they taught in the schools of New Lanark where the children of their father’s mill workers received their educations. And in this way, Jane’s life was different that the average wealthy young woman of the day. Only poor women worked outside the home. Many letters to and from Jane over the course of her life can be found in “Look to the Distaff” by Caroline Dale Baldwin Allen. Reading those letters reminds one of reading a Jane Austen novel. Indeed, even though Jane Austen was thirty years older than Jane Owen, as young women of the same social class, their lives would have been similar in many ways. At the very least, the style of expression in Jane Dale Owen’s letters evokes the tone of a Jane Austen novel. While away at school she wrote her mother: “We are now deeply engaged in Latin, Italian, etc. but I hope we do not neglect that which you always inculcated in us. I endeavor to remember your valuable advises.” And in the manner of a Jane Austen heroine, Jane Owen nursed her mother and older sister through their

final illnesses. She and her younger sister then moved to London to keep house for their father and teach in a co-operative school he had established there. It was only after her younger sister Mary died (less than two years after their mother) that Jane Dale Owen traveled to the United States to be reunited with her beloved brothers. The year was 1833. In New Harmony she fell deeply in love with Robert Henry Fauntleroy. Again, like a Jane Austen heroine she married the love of her life. But, happiness was short. In 1849 at the age of 42, Robert Henry Fauntleroy died of cholera while working in the Gulf of Mexico for the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Jane was left to raise four small children. She turned again to teaching and over the years ran a number of private schools. And finally, she saw two sons following their father in careers with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and two daughters happily married. Through out this time, Jane’s brothers were a source of comfort to her. Robert Dale took her and her children to Naples with him when he went as U.S. ambassador. It is said that the brothers never gave a speech unless Jane had read it. Such was their respect for their sister. And in return, Jane was there for her brothers. When David Dale Owen’s health finally failed, it was Jane who helped him complete the report of his last survey. As newlyweds, Jane and Robert Henry had moved into what is today known as

APL News

Beginning Saturday, March 19 the Poseyville Carnegie Public Libray we will be offering Family Literacy Bags for checkout. Each bag will contain two children's books, a fiction and nonfiction, for families to read together. The bag will also provide three extension activities for families to do together after reading. Family literacy bags will

encourage families to spend time together reading and help parents learn how to enhance the reading experience. The family literacy bags include questions to start conversations and to spark a desire to learn more about each topic. The project has been graciously sponsored by Tri-County Realty and specifically by Andy Rudolph, primary broker/owner.

NH Art and Antiques Stroll set for March 26 The New Harmony Spring “Art and Antiques Stroll” will be held on Saturday, March 26, from 4-7 p.m. in downtown New Harmony. Several galleries, including the New Harmony Gallery of Art and the Women’s Institute and Gallery, will feature opening receptions. The Antiques Showrooms in the Mews, Creation Station, Antique Emporium, and Chi’c & Tiques and the studio of artist Mary Ann Michna will remain open for the evening. The Art and Antiques Stroll is free and open to the public. For further information on New Harmony please call 812-682-3156 or visit www.newharmony.biz. Women’s Institute and Gallery will feature the "Harmony in Art" by Evansville artists, Connie Rae Bell, Jan Unfried and Nikki Pritchett. A Mother/Daughter show. The Women’s Institute and Gallery is located at 916 East Granary Street, it fea-

tures changing exhibitions, women resources, gifts, and seminars in an 1870 New Harmony home. Open Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Please call 812-682-3799 for more information. The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition “And Red Is The Earth” an exhibition by Indianapolis based artist and IUPUI faculty member, Anila Agha. The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is located at 506 Main Street in downtown New Harmony. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please call 812-6823156 for more information. Creation Station: Art Fueled by Imagination will feature new work by Rick and Alalesa Huffman as well as work by other artists. Creation Station is located at 606B Main Street in New Harmony, for more information call 812-205-6781.

Laptops available at APL If you are 21 or older and have a valid Photo ID and APL library card you can now check out a free laptop at the Alexandrian Public Library and have access to the world-wide web any where inside the library. You may check out lap-

tops for two consecutive hours daily. Sorry, Guess Passes are not accepted. For additional information concerning the use and/or availability of the laptops please come to the Circulation Desk or call 838-3286.

for the opportunity to speak to repre-sentatives from the area preschool facilities all in one location. For information call the Youth Services desk. Posey County Photographers The Alexandrian Public Library will be holding a photography exhibit in recognition of Posey County Photographers. The exhibit will be held on March 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on April 1 and April 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Submissions from photographers will be accepted beginning on March 10 at 9 a.m. and will continue up to March 28 at 8 p.m. or until exhibit area is determined full. Space is limited so when this area is full no additional submissions will be accepted. Spring Book Sale The Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library spring book sale will be held Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Preceding the public

sale, a Friends-only special preview sale will be held Friday, April 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition to showing your support by purchasing books, you still have time to donate your gently used books to the library to be used in the book sale - the deadline for all do-nations is 5 p.m. April 6. Simply box your materials and bring them to the library, it's that easy! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so you may deduct the value of your donation on your income tax if you itemize deductions. Library Hours Alexandrian Public Library is open Monday Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri-day-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information about library services or to register for a library program call 838-3286 or you can visit our website at http://www. apl.lib.in.us . You can now find us on Face-book.

By Stanley Campbell

LITerally Speaking Book Discussion March 15 at 1 p.m. This month, the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton. Legos Club March15 at 3:30 p.m. This is a monthly club for anyone age 5 and older who loves working with Legos. Each meeting we will be building things from Legos. Registra-tion is required The Laughs and Crafts Club March 17, 24 and 31 3:45 p.m. This is a special club featuring interactive stories, games, and crafts for children in all school levels. Registration required. Babies/Toddlers Storytimes March 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 9:30 a.m. This program is for children birth - 36 months and their caregivers. Program will include rhymes, fingerplays, music, and stories. Registration required. Preschool Storytimes

March 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, activities, and crafts for chil-dren ages 3 through 5. Parents are welcome to either participate with their child, or can use the time to browse the Library for their own interests. Registration required. Sew Happy March 23 at 10 a.m. “Sew Happy” is a gathering of crafters - we will meet at 10 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month unless the library is closed. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun! Once Upon A Time … March 23 at 2 p.m. All princesses and princes ages 4 and older are invited to our royal event. We will have games, activities, crafts, and refreshments based on favorite fairy tales. You may register beginning March 9. Preschool Fair March 26 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Looking for a preschool or daycare for your child? Come to our first Preschool and Daycare Fair


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SOCIAL S OCI L OCIAL

Austin Mark Bourne Jeremy and Mindy Bourne of Mount Vernon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Austin Mark born on February 17, 2011 at 12:39 p.m. at the Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. Austin weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Austin was welcomed home by brother Brayden and sister, Ashlyn. Maternal grandparents are Sheryl and Greg Seifert and Bob and Vickie Schmitzer all of Mount Vernon. Paternal grandparents are Ann Bourne and Clay and Brenda Bourne, Ryan Neufelder and Natalie Bauer all of Mount Vernon. Austin’s great-grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. Jay Elpers Natalie Bauer and Ryan Neufelder are pleased to anAshley Kathryn Riordan and Jay Michael Elpers were Nancy Roach, John and Mary Schmitzer, and Dr. Herman nounce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Natalie is united in marriage on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at St. and Jane Hirsch of Mount Vernon and Bill and Susie Bourne the daughter of Larry and Dena Bauer of Wadesville, Ind. Philip Church in Mount Vernon, Indiana by Father Tom Kes- of Cadiz, Kentucky. Natalie is a 2005 graduate of North Posey and a 2009 sler. The bride is the daughter of Kathy and Steve Riordan of graduate of Purdue. Natalie will graduate from Belmont Mount Vernon, Indiana. The groom is the son of Connie and University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in AuRussell Elpers of Haubstadt, Indiana. The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will host gust of 2012. Ryan is the son of Jon and Donna Neufelder The matron of honor was Leeanne Gleim of Jacksonville, the third in the series of Meet Your Legislator events in Posey of Poseyville, Ind. He is a 2004 graduate of North Posey Florida. Bridesmaids were Lacy Bender and Laura Eller- County on Saturday, April 9 at the Poseyville Community and a 2009 graduate of Purdue. Ryan will graduate with a busch both of Evansville, Indiana, Kristi Griffin of Bowling Center. Event will begin at 9 a.m. Representative Wendy Mc- Master’s in Geology from Purdue in May and begin working Green, Kentucky, Tiffany McCampbell of Rapid City, South Namara and Senator Jim Tomes will be in attendance. This for Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City, Okla, where the Dakota, and Krystal Campbell, sister of the groom from event is open to everyone and is free of charge. For more couple will reside. information or with questions, contact Tiffani Weatherford at Haubstadt, Indiana. Natalie and Ryan will marry on June 4, 2011 at Zoar UnitRussell Elpers, father of the groom, served as his best 812.838.3639 or by email at tweatherford@ccswin.com ed Church of Christ in Evansville, Ind. man. Groomsmen were Eric Rexing, Aaron Wilzbacher, Blake Helfrich, and Nick Meny, all of Haubstadt, Indiana and Tyler Riordan, brother of the bride of Indianapolis, IndiThe Spring Opening of used children’s sizes new- Church is located approxiana. Brayden Campbell, nephew of the groom was the ring “The Clothes Hanger,” a born through 18, for area mately 2.5 miles north of bearer. children’s clothing bank at families needing assistance. Poseyville on Highway 165. The prelude, “Ave Maria,” and “The Lord’s Prayer” were Old Union Christian Church, All items have been laun- For more information call Owen Dunn Post 5 Amerisung by Angelus of the Mount Vernon Senior High School is set for Saturday, April 16, dered and are in excellent (812) 963-6266 or (812) can Legion at 203 Walnut under the direction of Dana Taylor. Thomas Fuller II, bagfrom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the condition. Jackets and shoes 454-1797. in Mt. Vernon, Indiana will piper, played “She Moved Through the Fair” and “Highland church basement. are available in limited sizCome enjoy a cup of cofhold an OPEN HOUSE and Cathedral” for the processional and “Scotland the Brave” The store provides free es. fee and check-out the large sponsor an “All You Can Eat and “Wearing O’ The Green” for the recessional. clothing, new and gently Old Union Christian selection. The reception was held at the New Harmony Inn and Fish Fry” on Saturday March 19 serving from 5:30 8:30 Conference Center in New Harmony, Indiana. Out of town guests were invited to a brunch on Sunday hosted by Patty p.m. The cost is $9 per perThe Southwestern Indi- the State Hospital grounds, Demonstration will cover: and Phil Ferguson. The couple will honeymoon in Ireland son; a child’s plate for 10 and ana Master Gardener As- 3501 Lloyd Expressway, 9 a.m. Growing and Decounder will be $6. Carry out and make their home in Haubstadt, Indiana. sociation (SWIMGA), a adjacent to the Boy Scout rating Gourds by Debbie is available. Call 838-5122 Ashley is a graduate of Jennings County High School and non-profi t organization of Headquarters. Goedde, 10 a.m. Container to arrange for large carry the University of Southern Indiana and works as a StrateAll demonstrations will Gardening by Marcia Onnygic Account Manager for TMC at Berry Plastics. Jay is a out orders. Post 5 American over 325 active area memgraduate of Gibson Southern High School and Ivy Tech and Legion will be open to the bers trained thru Purdue, last approximately a half becker, 11 a.m. Vegetables is a member of Union 136 Plumbers and Steamfitters. The public all day. Please bring will be hosting a Demon- hour each and are free and to grow in Southwestern Indiana by David Hames, 12 friends and family to the stration Day at the Master open to the public. groom works for Johnson Controls. The main focus of the noon Lasagne Gardening by American Legion, socialize Gardener Display Garden and enjoy the all can eat Cat- on Saturday, April 16, 2011 Master Gardener program Jim Bratt. Have News? Call 1-812-682-395 50 fish filet dinner. from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at is to educate the public. The All demonstrations are taught by Master Gardeners. Additional Information: The Gamma Psi chapter of rise, and then bake for a member of the Gamma Master Gardeners will be on Tri Kappa in Mount Vernon breakfast treat or elegant Psi sorority or by calling hand to answer gardening is currently taking orders dessert. Sherri Rapp at 838-2466 or questions. for Butter Braids and CookEach box of cookie dough Tammy Bergstrom at 838Contacts: Sandra Jewel ie Dough. contains 48 pre portioned 3468. Orders will be taken at 812-471-0657 or sigarButter Braids are deli- cookies and comes in choc- through March 31 and will dens@earthink.net or Pubcious pastries, available in a olate chunk, oatmeal raisin, be delivered in time for licity chairperson Delores variety of fillings, including peanut butter, and white Easter. Butter Braids are Mason at 812-477-7378 or apple, cherry, cinnamon, chocolate macadamia nut $11 each while the cookie delores.mason@insightbb. cream cheese, caramel roll, varieties. dough sells for $14 a box. com. Website: www.swimand raspberry. Just allow Order your Butter Braids Gamma Psi thanks the comga.org the frozen pastry to thaw, or cookie dough from any munity for your support!

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Owensville Alumni Banquet to be held April 3 The Owensville Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday April 30, 2011 in the Owensville REH Center. The doors will open at 4 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m. Garry Armstrong class of 1970, will be the guest speaker and Garry will reminisce about his years spent at Owensville High School and how those years influenced his adult life. The fifty-year classes of 1960 and 1961 will be the honored guests.

The Owensville Alumni Board of Directors met on Wednesday, February 23 to finalize the Alumni Banquet agenda. Board members present at the meeting were President Margo English who called the meeting to order, followed by Linda Presnell and Marcia Scoff giving the secretary and treasurer reports. Other Owensville Alumni board of directors present included Paul Garrett, Charles Mair, Clyde Scott, Donnie Barrett, Rhonda Wells and Peggy Callis. The Owensvillc Alumni board of directors decided that any former Owensville High School or Middle School student who did not

receive an invitation can still pick up an invitation to this years banquet at the following places: Owensville Public Library, Owensville 5th Third Bank, Owensville Florist, Pats Place, Stop and Go, or at Holders furniture store. All former students, faculty, and support people of Owensville High School or Owensville Middle School are encouraged to attend. The Owensville Alumni Board of Directors are looking forward to another outstanding gathering of former Owensville High and Middle School students! Shyler’s barbecue will cater this year’s meal, and Owensville Alumni can

view the many historical and personal displays in the Owensville museum starting at 4 p.m. The Owensville Alumni Board of Directors request those who are wanting to contribute money to the Owensville Alumni Associations Dollars for Scholars to please mail their donations to Box 730 Owensville Ind. 47665, by April 30, 2011. Owensville Alumni can also give your donations to Marcia Scott, Owensville alumni treasurer, at the Owensville Alumni Banquet on April 30. These donations can help Montgomery and Wabash township students further their education at a higher level.

Mount Vernon Fine Arts Academy open house set The new Mount Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy will host an Open House on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the MVHS Performing Arts Center. All students and families interested in the academy are urged to attend. Academy faculty, staff and administrators will be present to answer questions and to discuss the academy, its

course offerings and opportunities for students. Faculty members will also provide demonstrations of current curricular and extra-curricular activities in the visual and performing arts. Steve Riordan, Principal of Mount Vernon Senior High School notes that, “the academy represents the first concerted effort on the part of an area high

school to offer a comprehensive curriculum in music, theatre and the visual arts, creating a rich and supportive environment in which students can mature and hone their talents”. Students from area high schools and home school students are eligible to apply to the academy on a full or part time basis. For information, please call 838-4356.

Teams needed for North Posey Relay The community is invited to the annual Relay for Life Card Party on Wednesday, March 16 at St. Francis Cafeteria. Anyone who would like to make prize donations or contributions to the live auction held that evening should contact Karen Blaylock at 874 – 2240. Anyone who has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is facing treatments that will cause hair loss can contact Alice Simmons at Al’s Place in Poseyville at 874-3118. Simmons’ beauty salon is a designated wig dona-

tion center and she has helped many women find a wig they are comfortable wearing, free of charge. Wig and scarf donations are also accepted. After a wig is donated, Simmons arranges for them to be professionally cleaned and will style wigs for recipients. The next relay for life committee meeting will be held on Monday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the North Elementary School library. New teams or team captains are encouraged to attend.


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CHURCH NEWS

Trinity hosts Lenten Series on animals Trinity UCC will of- vices at 12:15 p.m. and 6:45 supper of soup, sandwiches, fer mid-day services on p.m. will include interviews and/or salads. The food will Wednesdays in Lent for the with a professor who main- be served in the Fellowship second year. These services tains a menagerie of animals Hall at the corner of Mulare scheduled in response with connections to Jesus’ berry and Fifth Streets from to the needs of people who life. The 6:45 p.m. services, 5:45 to 6:30 for a free-will work in the evening or can- which include choral mu- offering. For more informanot drive at night. Midday sic, will be preceded by a tion, call 838-3805. services on March 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6, 13 are 12:15-12:45. The timeframe may allow people to St. Philip Church located at 3500 S. St. Philip Road will squeeze in a service during have a Fish Fry on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Since 2007, the Care Squares of Trinity United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon their lunch hours. From March 16 through in the Parish Center. For more information call Angie in the have created lap-size or smaller blessed quilts and quilted wall hangings to donate to serApril 13, Wednesday ser- parish office 985 - 2775. vice men and women, new church members, confirmands and graduates, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and now Alzheimer study volunteers. The quilts have also been given to mark special occasions. Pictured L to R with a few of their quilts are the members of the group: Wilma Jacobs, Brenda Schroeder, Doris Eaton, Glenda Higgins, Nancy Johnston St. Peters United Methodist Church, 2800 until 2 p.m. This will be held in their Comand Sarah Becker. The women make the quilts S. St. Phillips Road, in St. Phillips will hold munity Center Building and will be held rain and church members say a prayer as they tie each their second Annual Flea Market and Bake or shine. Food will be available along with knot to bind the quilts. Photo by Pam Robinson. Sale on Saturday April 2, 2011 from 8 a.m. all the items at the market.

St. Philip Fish Fry

Flea Market, Bake Sale set for April 2

Bethesda General Baptist program set Rocky and His Friends Children’s Program will be at the Bethesda General Baptist Church on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Fun for all ages. For more inforamtion call 812-499-4952

MV First Presbyterian Church announces Lenten services The First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon will be offering Lenton soup suppers and studies each Wednesday during Lent, be-

ginning this Wednesday, March 16, at 5: 30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (entrance on Sixth Street).

This year we will be studying the influences Old Testament feasts and holy days have on our Christian holy days. On the last

Wednesday before Easter, we will celebrate a Passover meal together. The public is invited. For more information call 838-2473.

SERMON OF THE WEEK: The road to the cross, fasting for lent By Pastor Matt Watson, Mount Vernon General Baptist Church Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered after the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are burned. This practice is common in much of Christendom. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a moveable Fast, falling a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as February 4 and as late as March 10. For example in 2012, the date is February 22. In 2011, the date was March 9. Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Lent, and Easter are all terms associated with this Christian season. A cross of ashes on a worshiper’s forehead usually sparks questions from folks around town. Protestants, or Christians who do not consider themselves to be Catholic, observe Ash Wednesday in varying degrees and typically omit the ash cross to the forehead. The real prize is Resurrection Sunday better known as “Easter” itself. For you will always find Ash Wednesday nestled on the calendar Wednesday in the seventh week before Easter. This year Easter is Sunday, April 24, 2011. Holy Week itself is marked one Sunday prior with what is known as Palm Sunday. Admittedly, this information is lifted virtually verbatim from Wikipedia.com. Why reinvent the wheel--right?? You should not Fast from food without medical supervision if you are too thin or prone to anorexia, bulimia, suffer weakness, have tumors, ulcers, cancer, heart disease, organ problems, are on insulin for diabetes or are pregnant, nursing. Fasting is a spiritual discipline that enriches a believer’s life by separating from a usual activity for a set amount of time in order to devote more time to prayer. Fasting is a voluntary, private, Spirit-led discipline. Most frequently food or liquids are eliminated as part of a fast, but other activities can be the target of a fast. Option 1 is a food fast which may be from one meal a day, two meals a day, or from

all meals for one or two days. Drink plenty of water and maybe some fruit juice if you fast for more than one full day. You could fast from your favorite beverage and drink water instead. Option 2 is a on-food fast by abstaining from television, internet, facebook, twitter (yes, I went there :), texting, sports, arguing, or speaking negative comments [taken from gbmissionone. org]. The Bible’s primary basis for a forty day fast is found with Jesus. He spent forty days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, during which he endured temptation by Satan. Christian means “Christ-like” so imitating practices of His, insofar as appropriate for the situation, is a good thing to do. The purpose of this season before Easter Sunday is the same as every other season of the year: to grow closer to Christ. So I might ask you now, “How close are you with the person of Christ?” “How will you grow closer this season?” Are you nurturing a relationship with Jesus the Christ? Got a Question? Let’s talk. Contact me by phone or email through our web site. Go to www.mvgb.org and click on The Road to the Cross 40 Day Devotional Guide. The devotional may be printed or followed online. You will find instructions on how to use. You can jump in and start on any day this month or next. You will find this devotional will guide you through a short part of the Bible book of Matthew. You will be challenged to worship, care for the poor, pray, overcome temptation, and mainly learn life through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Consider going to church once or often this season. Most churches meet on Sunday morning. I know we do Sunday at 10:30 am! Most churches have special things for the whole family on Easter weekend! I know we have an egg hunt planned on the front lawn Saturday and a special celebration Sunday morning where I pastor at Mt. Vernon General Baptist Church.

The Road to the Cross – 40 Day Devotional Date March 16 March 17 March 18 March 19 March 20 March 21 March 22 March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26 March 27 March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31 April 1 April 2 April 3 April 4

Key verses Mt 26:2-5 Mt 26:5 Mt 26:6-9 Mt 26:10-13 Mt 26:1-13 Mt 26:36 Mt 26:37-38 Mt 26:39 Mt 26:39 Mt 26:40 Mt 26:41 Mt 26:42-45 Mt 26:47-49 Mt 26:50 Mt 26:50-52 Mt 26:53-55 Mt 26:53-55 Mt 26:53-56 Mt 26:53 Mt 26:57-68

Thought, Application, Additional verses It’s Holy Week, A.D. 33. The Passover Feast comes in days The Passover Feast commemorates Israel’s Egypt exit (Exod 12). Can you understand the disciples’ perspective? Also Rom 12:1-2 Jesus knew. What sacrifice of worship will you make this Easter? *There is a time for the poor and a time to worship. (Eccl. 3:1) Jesus went with his disciples to a garden. Compare with Gen. 3. Is it fair that Jesus isolated Peter, James and John? Have you recently prayed “face to the ground?” Try it. See also Gen. 22. This time, was another way possible? There is a time to sleep and a time to pray. (Eccl. 3:1, Mt 11:28) Temptation is real. Consider Mt 4: 1-11 and 1 Cor. 10:13. *Do you pray consistent prayers? about serious matters? Why was Judas disillusioned with Jesus? Any ideas? Judas’ story continues in Mt 27:1-10. Was this about money? There is a time for fight and a time for surrender. (Eccl. 3:1) How does the disciple of Christ discern the time? Rom. 12: 1-2 Would it have helped if the disciples had stayed awake? Mt 26:40 Why is the Bible important [a.) fulfill]. Is true discipleship lonely? *There is a time to fight and surrender. Read Mt 21: 12-13 Was the trial outcome predetermined? See Mt. 26: 3-5

Date April 5 April 6 April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11 April 12 April 13 April 14 April 15 April 16 April 17 April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21 April 22 April 23 April 24

Key verses Mt 26:58 Mt 26:64 Mt 27:11-26 Mt 27:22-23 Mt 27:24 Mt 27:11 Mt 27:27-31 Mt 27:32-39 Mt 27:40 Mt 27:41-44 Mt 27: 45-54 Mt 26: 26-30 Mt 21: 1-11 Mt 27:54-66 Mt 26: 6-13 Mt 28:11-15 Mt 27:50 Mt 28: 1-10 Mt 26:1 Mt 26:2

Thought, Application, Additional verses Peter, at this point, is interested not committed. Which areyou? Jesus agrees. There is a time to plea and a time to agree. Eccl 3:1 Why is the governor amazed? What is the feast-time custom? How do attitudes change in just a few days? See Mt 21:1-11 Consider this quote: “Conduct permitted is conduct endorsed.” *Jesus agrees. There is a time to plea your case and to agree. There is a time to live. Read Heb 9:27-28 and Phil. 1:21 Who carries Jesus’ cross? How is “cross” used in Mt 16:24. Compare this with Mt 26:61 and 26:64. Why are they so mad? Was it that Jesus couldn’t or wouldn’t save himself? Mt 26:55 God allowed for Jesus’ death but did not look upon it. Why? As a disciple, reflect upon communion or the Lord’s Supper. *As a disciple of Jesus, worship Him. Read Jn 4:24 Write Romans road to salvation: Rom 3:23, 6:23, 10: 9-10, 10:13 Reconsider this woman’s worship today. See Mt 27:55-56, 28:1 What role does/should money play in decisions? See Mt 27:3 Jesus died on Friday. Jesus was buried. Jesus rose again. Consider watching the movie The Passion of the Christ. Jesus talks to his disciples. What is a disciple of Christ? Jesus predicted his death. Read also Mt 16:21, 17:22, 20:17. Why?

How to use: read the Bible verse(s) on the corresponding day. Consider the devotional thought that goes with the verse. Keep a notepad and pen handy. Write down anything that God might be trying to share with you through His Word. Close in prayer. Codes and abbreviations: (*) = Sunday; A.D. = commonly known by “After Death.” This is time being marked forward at 0 in regard for the year of Jesus Christ’s birth. Abbreviations for Bible book references: Mt=Matthew, Exod=Exodus ; Eccl=Ecclesiastes; Gen=Genesis; Cor=Corinthians; Rom=Romans; Heb=Hebrews; Phil=Philippians; Jn=John; Gal=Galatians.

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Vincennes University hosts PreVU

The Mount Vernon DECA club, a marketing club at the high school, participated in the Indiana DECA State Competition in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 8. Students qualified for the event by placing in the top five at the District DECA Competition, which was held in December. Fifty-three MVHS students qualified for Indianapolis with 10 students winning awards: Layton Hopper – First Place Overall – Marketing Management, Kinsley Shannon – 3rd Place Overall - Business Services, Kassidy Wolfe – 5th Place Overall – Food Marketing, Amy Steele – Sixth Place Overall – Retail Merchandising, Riley Oberle – Marketing Management Medallion; First Place Written Marketing Test,

Chelsea Huber – Apparel and Accessories – Medallion Winner, Kaci Turner and Lane Rusher – Travel and Tourism Team Finalist, John Bradford and Hayley Oeth – Buying and Merchandising Team Finalist, Layton Hopper and Kinsley Shannon qualified to compete in their events in Orlando, Florida for finishing in the top 3, while Kassidy Wolfe and Amy Steele qualified for placement in the Leadership Academy in Orlando. Layton Hopper was the only student at the competition to receive a perfect score for his role play. Over 15,000 high school students will be attending the International DECA Competition, including students from all 50 states, Canada and Germany.

Vincennes University spring visitation PreVU days are March 18 and 19. Additional PreVU Days are scheduled for April 8, 9, and May 13, 14. PreVU Days provide high school students and their parents an opportunity to tour campus and meet with faculty, staff, and students. There are also sessions about the college application process, financial aid, scholarships, student services, academics, and housing. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. (EST) at the Beckes Student Union. The program is free and lunch is provided with advance registration. To register or for more information call toll-free, 800-742-9198, or visit the VU website www. vinu.edu.

Harmony student earns honors at Law School Winners of Symphony Art Contest announced New Sarah Mae Mathews, of daughter of Donnie and Di- 14,000 graduates across the

First through fifth graders participated in the 2011 Symphony of Color Art Contest. This was presented by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in conjunction with the Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville (cMoe) and the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. Children listened to music pieces entitled "Play of the Waves" from La Mer and "Tunis-Nefta" from Escales. Students then painted their interpretation of the music. Many wonderful paintings

were completed, but each school could submit only 5. Winners of the 2011 Symphony or Color Art Contest were announced March 9, 2011. Four winners were from Farmersville. Among the winners are: Riley Hollinger received the Conductor’s award, and the 5th grade award, Blake McFadin, received the 1st grade award, Samuel Heckman, received the 2nd grade award and Taylor Collins (third grade) received Honorable Mention award. The artwork will be shown

on a screen above the orchestra during the Young People’s Concerts on March 16, 17 and 18. The “official” award presentation will take place during the Philharmonic’s “Ports of Call” concert on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Winning Artists will be called to the stage to receive well-deserved recognition, as well as cash awards and/or other prizes. The artwork will remain on display in the Victory Theater lobby during this concert so that concert patrons might view the work.

Winners of the 2011 Symphony or Color Art Contest were announced March 9, 2011. Four winners were from Farmersville. Among the winners are: Riley Hollinger received the Conductor’s award, and the 5th grade award, Blake McFadin, received the 1st grade award, Samuel Heckman, received the 2nd grade award and Taylor Collins (third grade) received Honorable Mention Sewer problem, from Page 1A award. Photo submitted said, the flooding might not have happened. Later, it was stated that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM, is giving the city a temporary allowance to have the overflow open, actually illegal, until the city can solve the problem. Both Givens and Mayor John Tucker apologized for the slowness in response time and the damages. Before the discussion ended, Dennis Feldhaus with Old National Bank Insurance, the city’s insurance carrier, spoke. After talking with everyone affected, he stated that he had filed a claim with the carrier. He noted that before the city can respond to claims, negligence needs to be shown on the city’s side. He commented that based on the comments, some questions appear about the city’s response time and the operation of the pumps. He added that discussions take time, but that he believes the adjustor may be open-minded about compensation given the city may be at fault. He encouraged the homeowners to add coverage to their own policies. He further advised the homeowners to document and keep a record of all costs associ-

Chickens, from page 1A 10 foot tarp-covered run, McCord can attest they are chemical (hormone) and antibiotic free. She feeds the hens regular layer feed from Rural King. This spring, her husband Derek will be building two new runs. He has added 25 nesting boxes already for the hens’ comfort. The hens represent a variety of breeds. McCord proudly names them all, their names often telling their color: Buff Orpingtons, Gray Leghorns (which are actually white), Black Australorps, Americanas (in a variety of colors--white, gray, light tan, dark brown), Cinnamon Queens, Cuckoo Marans (zebra colored) and Barred Rocks (black and gray). The hens lay eggs in a variety of colors as well. McCord says the Americanas are known as the Easter egg chickens for laying green and blue eggs. A rare breed in the United States, the Cuckoo Maran is a chocolate egg layer. The Gray Leghorns lay white eggs, the largest eggs among the breeds McCord tends. Her favorite hens are the Cinnamon Queens. She likes the temperament and the coloring of the hens as well as their large brown eggs. Raised a town girl, McCord grew to love nature as a gardener for the Red Geranium in 2003. “I loved it,” she says. “It really made me realize what direction my life was supposed to go.” Then, in 2004, she left the Red for higher paying factory work. “I almost became the factory. I was more about money than about my own heart,” she admits. When she was laid off from the factory in January 2009, McCord knew she could never go back. “From that point, it hit me. I realized I was a very unhappy person with myself and the way I’d decided to live my life. I really knew who I was on the inside, and it was really screaming out to me. It was calling me all the time to be outside and to be

New Harmony, Ind., made the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll in her seventh term of study at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is a graduate of the Universtiy of Southern Indiana and of New Harmony High School. Sarah Mae is the

nation and worldwide and also offers joint degree and master of laws programs. Cooley offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September. Additional information about Cooley can be found at cooley.edu.

Habitat, Countrymark, from Page 1A campaign and plans for construction later this year. “We are very honored to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Evansville on this project,” said CountryMark President and CEO Charlie Smith. “The homes built by Habitat benefit not only individual families, but entire communities.” Habitat will begin raisings funds immediately for the two Habitat houses, according to Bartlett, who added that an anonymous donor has already pledged $5,000. “This donor is committed to the mission of Habitat, that all families deserve to live in simple, decent homes,” he said. “The donor would like to encourage everyone in Posey County to consider contributing to this worthy cause. CountryMark will double contributions up to $55,000. If you have been thinking about donating, this is the time to do it. With everyone pitching in, we can build for two families this year! In addition to matching donations, CountryMark also plans to help in the build process, said Bret Moye, pipeline operations manager. “A number of CountryMark employees have volunteered in past years to build Habitat homes,” he said. “Volunteers give gener-

ated with the damages. Near the end of the meeting, board member Steve Fuelling presented a separate request from the Morrow family on Riviera in the Lawrence subdivision. He reported that this family had sewage backup in the basement of their home across the street from the bowling alley. He stated that Roto Rooter identified the problem as past the lateral and into the main, so the Morrows are asking the city to put in a six-inch cleanout before the manhole. The Morrows had stated that they would then monitor the situation and hire Roto Rooter to clean out when needed. Discussion outlined that mains are the city’s responsibility, but laterals are the homeowner’s responsibility. It was suggested that the line be televised to determine responsibility and that City Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins will be consulted about the issues surrounding the Morrows’ request. In other business: •Clerk-Treasurer Cristi Sitzman opened seven bids in the order received for the combined sewer overflow, or CSO, long term control plan construction project, Phase II: Kieffer Brothers Construction Company, $11,148,400; Reynolds,

with my family. The factory wasn’t going to get me where I wanted to be or make me feel wholesome like I wanted to be,” she recalls. When the factory called her back to work in July 2009, McCord said no. Since then, she has stayed home with her son, Derek Joel, now five years old, and has taken on odd jobs of housecleaning and landscaping—cleaning out flower beds, planting flowers and helping people do their upkeep. She has truly enjoyed these jobs, for they have enabled her to help people. She plans to return to full-time work when her son enters first grade. “Maybe God will put me in the place where I’m supposed to be,” McCord hopes out loud. “I’ve really grown in the past two years and realized, yes, money does make the world go ‘round, but it’s not the most important thing. Your family needs to come first.” With her family in mind, McCord plans two gardens this year in her front and side yards. (Last year, she managed three garden plots.) She already has plants coming up in the cold frame her husband built for her. She likes canning and freezing vegetables for her family, just as her great grandmother filled shelves with canned goods from a large garden. Like last year, she will sell some of her produce at the New Harmony Farmers’ Market during the growing season. Another of her dreams is to manage a community garden and sell produce at a lower price to low income families. That dream will surely be realized when she owns her own home in the country with her husband Derek, a fulltime automotive technician at Ewing Tire in Mount Vernon. The couple is saving now for this dream. With any luck, perhaps they’ll raise the elusive hen who lays the golden egg.

ana Mathews. Cooley Law School is the alrgest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, it operates J.D. programs across Michigan in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Lansing. Today, Cooley Law School has more than

ously of their time, and in return they walk away with a great sense of pride in knowing they have helped a neighbor, spent quality time with a co-worker, and helped to make their community a better place.” For more information on donating or volunteering, please call Bartlett at (812) 8382597. or the Habitat office at (812) 423-5623. You may also donate online at www.evansvillehabitat.org. Just click Donate in the left column, then Donate Now. Choose Mt. Vernon Ministerial Association in the drop-down menu. Since 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville has been building homes with families in need in Vanderburgh and Posey counties. More than 350 homes in these counties have been built to date. This year, Habitat plans to build 22. CountryMark is a farmer-owned cooperative and is Indiana’s only American-owned oil exploration, production, refining and marketing company. The CountryMark refinery is located in Mount Vernon, Indiana, and was built in 1940. CountryMark refines 26,800 barrels of crude oil per day and is the largest buyer of crude oil in the Illinois Basin. CountryMark employees 400 professionals in the tri-state area.

Inc., $11,687,000; Empire Contractors, Inc., $13,245,000; Bowen Engineering Corporation, $11,960,000; Deig Brothers, $11,549,551; Shook Construction, $11,496,000; and M C Industrial, $14,108,800. All bids were accompanied by a bid bond except the bid from Bowen Englneering, which was accompanied by a letter citing bonds. The low bidder, once determined, will have five days to provide information on funding. The bids have been taken under advisement by the construction engineering firm, Bernardin Lochmueller and Associates, City Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins and Wastewater Superintendent Rodney Givens. •Police Chief Grant Beloat announced the retirement of Sgt. John Dike, effective April 30, 2011. Beloat then presented Dike’s request for a monetary payout for his duty weapon rather than the duty weapon itself, which is customary for retiring police officers. The board is pursuing the request with City Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins. The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety will meet again Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in the City Hall Annex.


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New Harmony School, from Page 1A year: Emily Prewitt as head high school volleyball coach and Tyler Howe as assistant volleyball coach; Jim Little as high school boys’ head basketball coach; Allen Buck and Joe Ettensohn as co-assistant boys’ basketball coaches; Jenny Toopes as head high school girls’ basketball coach. Cody Peerman, Drew Mathews, Jamison Buck and Larry Padgett were named as volunteer boys’ basketball coaches. •The board hired the following coaches for the spring 2011 season: Jonathan Butts as ½ time assistant baseball coach; Jeff Moore as head softball coach; Jackie Moore as assistant softball coach. Beth Axton and Donnie Mathews were named as volunteer softball coaches and Brian Seagal as volunteer baseball coach.

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•For the 2010-11 season, the board hired Joe Ettensohn and Allen Buck as co-assistant boys’ high school basketball coaches and canceled the contract with Ed Wynne for assistant boys’ high school basketball coach. •The board approved the following actions: •Purchase of an eight-seat swing set at installed price of $3,265 from J.W. Associates. •Contract with Helix Technologies for computer work not to exceed $4,476.99. •Contract with Dan Thurman at $350 for mowing. •Music department discount coupon card fundraiser. •Heritage Week activities.

•The use of the school building for the alumni banquet and for a SINE workshop. •Hiring Erica Thomas for six hours and Lois Gray for three hours at $15 per hour, the hourly contract rate, to teach the approved ACT prep classes. •Declaration of surplus items. •Naming of Brenda Butman and Jason Wilson as bargaining team members. •The after-school program for the 201112 school year. •National Education Association President Rick Johnson urged residents to write letters, more than once, to state legislators Jim Tomes and Wendy McNamara regarding the proposed changes in school funding. •The board recognized and accepted the

following donations: the Youth Association for donation of a home run screen for the outfield of the softball diamond; for the after-prom from Charles and Sally Huck for $50, Donald and Carolyn Stone for $25, Virginia Andry for $25, Christopher and Judith Kissel for $50, Kenneth Overton Trust for $25, Kappa Kappa Kappa for $75, Expressway for $100 and Wiley Brothers Farms for $100; for the academic banquet from Events of New Harmony for $50, Mount Vernon Auto Parts for $25, Posey County News for $50 and McKim’s IGA for $25; for the athletic department from Shawn and Dawn Worman for $500. The New Harmony School Board will meet again Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in the school media center.

Blaffer Foundation accepting grant applications

Brandon Deig and Christopher Dyer were assigned to the Evansville District Monday.

Two new Troopers are assigned to Evansville District On Monday, March 14, Troopers Brandon Deig and Christopher Dyer reported to the Evansville District for their first official day. The Indiana State Police recently graduated 43 new troopers from the Indiana State Police Academy on March 4. During the 24 week academy, Deig and Dyer received approximately 840 hours of structured training in law enforcement. Their curriculum included 80 hours of criminal law instruction, 50 hours of vehicle operations training, 30 hours of psychology and 40 hours of

“Survival Spanish.” They also developed skills in criminal investigation, vehicle crash investigation and impaired driver prevention and detection. Trooper Brandon Deig, 23, is a native of Mt. Vernon and a 2006 graduate of Mater Dei High School. Before joining the Indiana State Police, Deig served two years as a police officer with Capital Police in Indianapolis. Deig and his wife Amber reside in Evansville. Trooper Christopher Dyer, 27, is a native of Fort Branch and a 2001 graduate

of Gibson Southern High School. Dyer is currently in the Army reserve and holds the rank of Sergeant. Dyer, his wife Megan and their 10-year-old son reside in Evansville. Both troopers start their 14 weeks of field training with experienced troopers today. The program allows them to put the skills and knowledge they gained in the academy to work in the field. Upon successful completion of the field training program, they will receive their own patrol car and begin solo patrol responsibilities.

Edward Jones hosts Social Security and Finance Seminar Derrick Wells, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Mt Vernon, is hosting a "Social Security and Finance" seminar, a unique event for investors that mixes an educational investment seminar with a Social Security presenta-

tion. The event will be held at 11am on April 12, 2011 at 431 E Fourth Street, Mt Vernon, Indiana 47620. Wells will be joined by Martina Dunkerson from the Social Securazity Administration for the Social Security

presentation. During the event, Wells will discuss setting realistic financial goals. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Carolyn or Donna at 812838-0555.

The Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation, a 501(c)3, headquartered in New Harmony, Indiana, is currently accepting grant requests through the application process for the 2011-2012 grant cycle. Grant opportunities may be available to nonprofit organizations that are qualified for tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code 501(c) (3) and further classified as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code 509 (a) (1), (2), or (3). Grants for the New Harmony, Indiana area, are given priority and grant projects must be charitable, educational, or cultural and promote the public good. The Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation also welcomes grant proposals for co-sponsorship opportunities. Examples of previously awarded projects can be found at the organization’s website at www.robertleeblafferfoundation.org, along with complete information on the application process for grant proposals and co-sponsorship grant opportunities. Deadline for submitting grant applications is March 31, 2011. Created in the 1950s by the late Jane Blaffer Owen of New Harmony, Indiana, the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation was established to honor the memory of Mrs. Owen’s father, Robert Lee Blaffer, a Texas oilman and a founder of Humble Oil Company. From its beginning, the Foundation’s mission has been to preserve, promote and support, financially and otherwise, the various historic and educational attributes of New Harmony and the ad-

jacent area. The Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational purposes. During 2010, the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation awarded a total of twenty (20) grants to Tri-State not-for-

profit organizations, making more than $100,000 available in funds and in-kind services. A list of funded projects can be found on the website. The Foundation considers grant proposals at its annual board meeting, customarily held in May.

4-H News The Hoosier Boosters 4-H Club would like to thank the Poseyville Fire Department for being our guest speakers at our last meeting. Fire Chief Mike Crawford and fellow firemen taught us about fire safety, showed us the gear

that they use, and some of the devices they use to fight fires. Just a reminder that all officers are expected to attend Officer's Training tonight at the fairgrounds. Our next 4-H meeting will be tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the NPHS Ag Room.

CHRIS’ PHARMACY 511 Main Street New Harmony, IN 47631 We participate in most insurance plans. Call us to verify participation even if we are not listed in your insurance brochures. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 9-4 Phone: (812) 682-3044 E-mail: chrisrph@evansville.net

PCCF accepting grant proposals to benefit Smith Township The Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting grant proposals from nonprofit organizations serving Smith Township in Posey County. Grants monies are being made available from the Rosella and Doyle Oursler Fund, a field-of-interest fund in the Posey County Community Foundation. Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in Smith Township in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve the quality of life for youth and adults in Smith Township.

Only those agencies or organizations which are tax exempt under sections 501(c) (3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply for the $1,837available to grant. Proposals must be postmarked and supporting documents delivered to the Foundation office in the

Old National Bank Building at 402 Main Street, in Mt. Vernon by 4 p.m. on March 31, 2011. Grant applications may be obtained by logging on to the Foundation website at www.poseycommunityfoundation.org. Grants will be awarded at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting in June.

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Posey County mourns loss of minister, friend, and neighbor Posey County lost a humble Christian servant this week. The Rev. Tom Buffington died after serving as a pastor, chaplain, confidant, and friend to many throughout the Mount Vernon TRUTH... area for nearly 60 years. STRANGER I am proud to say that not THAN only did I know him, Rev. FICTION Buffington and his lovely wife Minnie lived across the BY DAVE PEARCE street from us for several years. You could not have asked for any nicer, more caring neighbors and friends. And they were the same at home as they were at the church, a rarity in times like these. Tom loved to keep informed about the people in the Mount Vernon community, not because he was nosy but because he cared about every one of them. Over my years in newspaper, I could not begin to count the number of people who have shared stories with me about how Tom and Minnie had a positive influence in their lives. I also could not count the number of times an unchurched individual would call Pastor Buffington in the middle of the day or night and it just was not in his nature to say “no.” No matter how hard it made it on him, he sacrificed of his own self and time to help make life just a little better or a little more bearable for his “neighbor,” whether he knew him or not. I think back now of times when I would look across the street and see the Buffingtons loading down the truck of their Buick with home-cooked pies, roasts, jams, jellies, cakes, soups or whatever else was needed. Tom and Minnie practically ran a soup kitchen out of their own home. The most amazing thing is that they did it on a minister’s salary and a little Social Security. I can remember when the Buffingtons bought the modest home across the street from us. They were both in their seventies and it was the first home they had ever owned. The pair was “giddy” as they invited Connie and me over to show some of the steps of progress along the way. The home had been owned by an elderly lady and was in need of some cosmetic and a little structural help. Despite their age and their responsibilities, they were able to accomplish the feat. They did have some help, but they did their share as well. However, no “friend or neighbor” was left unvisited or uncalled during the frenzy. Oftentimes, Tom would come across the street to ask me if I knew that “so-and-so” was in the hospital or that “so-and-so” had

taken a spill and was out of commission. And if I didn’t know the person, Tom knew all the connections. He would continue to tell me where they lived or who they were related to until I could make a connection. His conversation always ended with how bad he felt that the person was going through such a troublesome time. He spent literally countless hours visiting, even during the time that he was not pastoring a church. He was a regular at the hospitals. the nursing homes and the jails, doing what he felt God had called him to do. I can remember Tom talking to me about some of the toughest sermons he brought were those at funerals where the deceased had no one else who would do the sermon. But it seemed like everyone knew Pastor Tom. And the family knew that “a friend in need was a friend indeed.” Despite knowing that Rev. Buffington had been in failing health, I gasped when I looked down at my cell phone and saw the beginning of a text from my wife. The word “Rev.” was the only word that showed up on the first line but I already knew what the rest was going to say. Pastor Tom has gone to meet his maker and his reward. I can only imagine the number of people with which he is reunited and all those he somehow had a hand in getting there. There is only one passage of scripture that comes to mind when I remember my friend, my neighbor and my confidant. It is as follows: “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ If only many of us were so worthy.

Letter to the Editor Citizens urged to think of unborn before supporting Family Matters Citizens of Mount Vernon: I write to you today to present some unfortunate news. Over the past couple of months, I along with a few other concerned citizens of Mount Vernon have addressed the board of a local organization called Family Matters. Family Matters conducts family-oriented programming while also referring families to other local services. While scanning their published resource guide, I noticed that Family Matters lists the phone number of Planned Parenthood under their heading “Family Planning Assistance.” Since Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider and a staunch advocate of abortion on demand, I was concerned. Through email correspondence and direct appeal at their monthly board meeting, I asked that Family Matters remove the listing for Planned Parenthood. I felt that this would be more consistent with their mission statement to help all members of the family. I am grieved to inform you that Family Matters has refused to remove the listing for Planned Parenthood. They will continue to refer clients to Planned Parenthood through both written media and personal referrals. Their stated reasoning for this refusal is that they must continue to use Planned Parenthood’s services for free contraception. In doing so, however, they are also directing

Support the “Vikings Remembered Fund” This letter is addressed to the 5,991 graduates of North Posey High School. I am asking you to strongly consider making a contribution to the newly established “Vikings Remembered Fund. The fund was established by Jane and Don Koch of Poseyville, who are members of the NPHS Class of 1965. Their intent is to help “provide support for education at a level where all students benefit”. All contributions are to be made through the Posey County Community Foundation and the foundation will administer the fund. North Posey High School will have funds granted to them starting in 2012. The amount will depend on your donations to the fund. Funds

are discretionary funds to be used for student leadership programs, academic competitions, extra-curricular club activities, conferences, workshops, convocations, student workshops, and any other activities deemed appropriate by the high school principal. The goal is to provide funding to enhance the educational opportunities and experiences to all students attending North Posey High School, now and in the future. The timing of the establishment of the “Vikings Remembered Fund.” is critical! As funding for public schools is being drastically cut, many programs may suffer. The way to help prevent these cuts in student activities is to make a donation

to the “VIKINGS REMEMBERED FUND” now! Your help is necessary to make this a viable solution to the decline in funding. Please make a contribution to your alma mater with a donation! Any and all amounts will help! All donations are tax deductible for individuals or businesses. Contact the Posey County Community Foundation at 838-0288 or www.poseycommunityfoundation.org to find how you can give something back to North Posey High School. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! John D. Wood, Retired Superintendent, MSD of North Posey County and Principal, North Posey High School, 1978-1996

House Speaker Brian Bosma

Guest Editorial As the Democrat’s legislative strike of 2011 enters its fourth week, Hoosier history is being rewritten. No group of legislators has left the state for such an extended period of time and indicated they will not return until they get their way. How legislative leaders react to these demands may well set the stage for the democratic process for a century to come. While the minority’s efforts to deny a quorum have been used on a limited basis by both parties over the last thirty years, Republican efforts have focused on issues where the minority was completely denied the opportunity to speak, offer motions or participate in the legislative process in accordance with the rules of the Indiana House. Democrat leader Pat Bauer, however, has been a master of using this device to the public’s detriment. As a young member of the Ways & Means Committee years ago, I recall Representative Bauer, as the ranking member of Ways & Means, leading his team to deny a quorum in that committee for weeks until increased spending demands were met. In 2005, the last time I served as Speaker of the House, Representative Bauer led his caucus on a six day in-state walkout, killing 132 House bills ready for passage by the majority. We were able to resurrect 40 of these reform proposals, but only after extensive legislative gyrations.

But even Representative Bauer’s prior efforts have been eclipsed by the current thirty-nine member twenty-one day Illinois boycott. For the future of our state’s legislative institutions, it cannot be tolerated. When the Democrats fled to Urbana, Illinois on February 21st, they issued a list of eleven bills Republicans must agree to kill for the session or they would not return. One of these bills, the state budget, failed to contain sufficient spending to meet the Democrat’s appetite. Other bills focused on education reform, labor regulations and economic development. Since the strike began, Democrat spokesmen have repeatedly claimed that Republicans are “attacking the middle class.” Their propaganda states that we want to dismantle public schools, drive all workers to minimum wages “for life” and completely dismantle public and private collective bargaining. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our House GOP “Strengthen Indiana Plan”, announced on September 15, 2010, was created with Hoosier’s top concerns in mind. Fiscal integrity, job creation and education reform were clearly announced as the top priorities of Republican lawmakers. We told the public what we intended to do if elected; not some nebulous ‘hope and change’ or “just trust us” mantra, but specifics on how budgets would be balanced without tax

Gavel Gamut’s “Local Knowledge” When I played American Legion baseball a few years ago we had to travel long distances to find opponents. The small Oklahoma towns often had just enough players for a team and ball fields made from pastures. Often the “ground rules” included hypotheticals involving steers, barbed wire fences and low hanging obstructions. More than one game ended in a fight over the interpretation of a rule or its application to a new set of circumstances. We always assumed the opposing team was honorable, but we usually made diligent inquiry at the pregame confab at home plate. Occasionally the arguments only resolved themselves with the expenditure of amateur, but vigorous pugilism. I was reminded of the importance of this type of local knowledge last week when Peg and I along with our daughter, Heather, her husband, Tony, and two of our grandchildren, Alec and Adrian, accompanied Peg’s mom to Craftsbury, Vermont.

their clients to the nation’s largest abortion provider (that Evansville’s office does not perform abortions is beside the point). Having openly stated my intention to do so at their board meeting, I write to you today to provide you this information regarding Family Matters’ legitimization of Planned Parenthood’s services. Because of their continued referrals to Planned Parenthood, I will to the best of knowledge and ability not support the programs of Family Matters. I would ask you also to consider how you should respond to these facts. Prayerfully consider whether supporting the board of Family Matters and their programs legitimizes their stance on Planned Parenthood. Prayerfully consider how you can effectively send a firm but loving message to Family Matters that all members of the family do indeed matter…even the unborn members. And prayerfully consider what resources you will use in helping young women, men, and children in crisis. Family Matters’ website is www.poseycountyfamilies.org I pray that Family Matters will reconsider their stance concerning Planned Parenthood. And I hope that you will join me in the effort to show how important this matter is for our community. Pastor Derrick Ousley First Baptist Church Mount Vernon, Ind.

It may have been rather temperate in southern In-

GAVEL GAMUT BY JUDGE JIM REDWINE diana last week, but it was colder than a hall monitor’s stare a thousand miles north and east. Whereas we left mud and drizzle we found deep snow and below zero temperatures. Craftsbury, Vermont is actually a series of tiny villages strung out over a ten mile stretch of northeast Vermont. In fact, the locals call the area the North East Kingdom, sorta like our appellation for our area as the Tri-State or The Pocket. There is Craftsbury Village, East Craftsbury and Craftsbury Common with a combined population of fewer than one thousand taciturn and stoic escapees from the Bob Newhart Show. I do not know why they could only

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come up with one name for three towns, but then the village road kill restaurateur on the Newhart Show was named Larry and both of his brothers were named Darrell. Maybe it’s a Vermont thing. When we drove along the narrow, snow drifted two lane highway into Craftsbury Common we saw no one until we stopped on what looked like a shoulder to photograph the sign that said “Established 1789”. As we slid off into ten feet of snow the entire population appeared with amazed countenances and short, clipped advice. “You better call Paul Dawson. You won’t get out of there ‘till spring.” We called Paul, but he had sold his tow truck so we called Ralph Barton who was on his way to Bible study, but would pull us out for an increased fee. After we got back on the road we went to the General Store where every person there first peered at us with quizzical expressions then asked, “Eh, warn’t you the ones off the road?” The next day Peg decided

we would visit her dad’s grave in the Craftsbury Common cemetery. It should have been a clue that there were absolutely no tracks anywhere. Also, when Peg asked a local woman about the cemetery which was next to the woman’s home she demanded we take one of her snow shovels to locate the headstone. Well, all six of us traipsed through waist deep snow about fifty yards to Bernie’s (Peg’s Dad’s) grave. It is a wonder he, a Craftsbury native, didn’t die again from embarrassment. During this attempt at recreating the exploits of Admiral Richard Byrd, we collected more stares of disbelief. Then, the next day in the picturesque white frame church, as soon as we arrived we heard, “Warn’t you the people caught up in the cemetery?” After a week of learning local lore the hard way, we bid a very fond farewell to the good folks of Craftsbury who are probably still shaking their heads and saying, “Eh, up.”

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increases, how we intended to create more job opportunities for all Hoosiers, and our hope to give outstanding education options to every Hoosier family regardless of income or zip code. Our agenda hit home. Hoosiers voted overwhelmingly for reform minded GOP House candidates, with nearly a million voters supporting House Republicans. Democrat candidates for the House garnered just 36% of the vote, but with gerrymandered districts, they managed to still bring 40 members to the General Assembly to work with 60 Republicans. Despite this overwhelming majority, as the newly selected Speaker of the House, I broke 194 years of state tradition and appointed two committee chairs from the minority party, a first in state history. I also pledged weekly meetings with Democrat leaders and an end to the practice of “blackballing” measures authored by minority party members. Despite these measures, as 66 bills were ready for passage by legislators, the Democrat minority decided the only way to thwart the election result was to return to an old friend – shut down the legislative process. Their actions fly in the face of the oath we each took on November 16th to uphold our states’ laws and Constitution, and fulfill the duties of our office to the best of our abilities. Perhaps Democrats do consider our proposed budget ‘radical’, since a balanced budget is something that many states have been unable to achieve. Two years ago House Democrats demanded a budget that would have spent all of Indiana’s receipts in record time, leaving the state as bankrupt as our neighbors. Republicans stood firm, and succeeded in overcoming the Democrats’ tax and spend mentality with the help of Governor Daniels and our Senate colleagues. Rewarding high performing teachers with additional pay, expanding opportunities for low-income families to access education options that are right for their kids, and limiting the content of teacher collective bargaining contracts are likewise not “radical” ideas to improve public education. In fact, each of these concepts garners popular support among Hoosiers statewide The current out of state tantrum has now cost taxpayers in excess of $300,000. But that’s not all. The funding of the costs of this hiatus through contributions from vested special interests brings influence over public officials to an all new level. This development should concern every Hoosier taxpayer and each defender of a free democratic process. Democrats must disclose the source of these funds immediately to restore public confidence. House Republicans will continue to stand firm. We will not concede to a list of demands from legislators who have fled their duties. Instead, we call for our Democrat colleagues to disclose the source of their funding and return to the work they were elected to perform. We will be ready when they arrive.

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North Posey winter athletes honored at spring banquet

Members of the North Posey High School Viking basketball team honored this week at the awards banquet are Cameron Calvert, Dillon Davenport, Eric Wargel, Nick Scheller, Cody Ungetheim, and Tyler Adkins. Photo by Ty Butler.

Members of the North Posey High School Lady Viking basketball team honored this week at the awards banquet are Lisa Garris, Kendyl Ahrens, Katelyn Esche, Nichole Perry, Caitlin Herrmann, and Rachel Rogers. Photo by Ty Butler

Members of the North Posey High School varsity wrestlinig team honored at the banquet this week are, left to right, Austin Little, Eric O’Risky, Tyler Stock, and Gary Martin. Photo by Ty Butler

By Steve Joos North Posey High School honored its winter athletes with a banquet and awards ceremony Thursday night at the school. The Viking conference and tournament champions were honored during a general program in the auditorium, during which time senior athletes and North Posey’s All-Pocket Athletic Conference picks were also introduced. School athletic director Virgil Ferguson also read an email from a Forest Park parent praising the sportsmanship shown by the Vikings during the recent Class 2A Sectional boys’ basketball tournament. Ferguson also recognized the sportsmanship shown by both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams following tough Sectional losses this season. The boys’ hoop squad presented school principal Scott Strieter with the first-place trophy from the Tecumseh Holiday Tournament. PAC wrestling champions Tyler Stock and Austin Little were also recognized. Both grapplers earned All-PAC honors for winning their championships. Nichole Perry was recognized for making the all-conference girls’ basketball team, while Dillon Davenport and Nick Scheller were All-PAC boys’ basketball picks and Cameron Calvery received an honorable mention. Scheller and Perry were presented with the Kiwanis Club basketball awards by Poseyville Club president Warren Korff. Scheller also received a lifetime pass to Viking sporting events and a Varsity honor blanked for earning 10 varsity letters at the school. The senior letterwinners and their parents were recognized before the teams adjourned to various venues around the school for their respective awards ceremonies. There were no seniors on this year’s wrestling, cheerleading or dance teams. The boys’ hoop team ceremony was held in the auditorium. Coach Matt Wadsworth and his staff reviewed the team’s 17-5 season, which included a 5-3 conference mark and second place in the Sectional. The coaches presented varsity letters to seniors Davenport, Scheller, Calvert, Kris Landrum, Joey Priest, Eric Wargel and Cooper Martin, along with underclassmen Austin Bender, Wes Harness, Nick Neidig, Jordan Cox and Colton Motz. Reserve letters went to Tyler Stolz, Jace Gentil, Cody Ungetheim, Alec Werry, Colton Martin, Tyler Adkins and Collin Woods. Freshman letters were presented to Austin Aright, Drake Davenport, Griffin Motz, Carl Brown, Zach Carl, Christian Jones, Michael Bender, Reed Gertesen, Jacob Brenton and Mitchell Heldt. Individual awards went to Calvert (best field goal percentage and most rebounds), Davenport (best free throw percentage and most assists), Wargel (David Snyder Award), Scheller (Play Hard Award), Ungetheim (most reserve points per game and free throw percentage) and Adkins (leading rebounder, reserve team). The girls’ basketball team recovered from a 1-7 start to post a 6-2 PAC mark and a 9-11 overall record. Coach Tracy Stroud reviewed the team’s season and presented awards during the team ceremony in the cafeteria. Varsity letters went to Perry and fellow seniors Tessa Livers, Nikki Woolston, Katelyn Esche, Kendyl Ahrens and Lisa Garris, as well as underclassmen Hannah Harness, Amy Brandenstein, Morgan Steirley, Caitlin Herrmann and Rachel Rogers. Reserve letters went to Emma Werry, McKenzie Orlik, Brianna Perry, Hayley Harness, Jordan Lyke and Taylor Patton. Perry earned the Nicole Lemieux Memorial Award, along with the awards for the best free throw percentage and the most assists. Other award winners were Ahrens (most improved), Esche (Mental Attitude), Herrmann (mental attitude) and Garris (most times fouled out). Brandenstein was honored as the reserve rebounding leader. The wrestling team’s program was held in the main gym. Coach Chad Hoehn presented varsity letters to Little, Stock, Seth Elderkin, Michael Frymire, Gary Martin, Shane Martin, Chris O’Risky, Darren O’Risky and Eric O’Risky. Despite a 9-17-1 record with a team that often had to forfeit four weight classes, the Vikings did finish seventh in the PAC, produce two champions and three Regional and Semistate qualifiers in Stock, Little and Frymire. Little was named the team most valuable wrestler. Other awards went to Stock (most takedowns), Martin (Newcomer of the Year) and Chris O’Risky (most improved). The cheerleaders and dance team were honored in the school library. Varsity letters for cheerleading went to Jordan Butler, Ciara Elpers, Kendra Arnold, Kendra Brandenstein, Jamie Duerling, Mary Gibbs, Alex Hanmore, Madi Livers, Morgan Pardon, Meagan Redman, Rachel Scheller, Mallory Schmitt and Shelby Scheweikert. Reserve letters were presented to Kendra Cullem, Kaitlyn McGhee, Katelin Lehman, Chelsea Pfister, Paige Rogers and Taylor Wassmer, while freshman letters went to Rachel Bretz, Lindsay Calvert, Marissa Hildebrandt, Crystal Knepper and Hannah Seng. Dace team letters were presented to Duerling, Abby Goetz, Hannah Craig, Cassie Simpson, Brittany Gee, Kristen Germano and Lauren Meredith. Tim Schmitt reviewed the Booster Club’s truck raffle during the general program, announcing that the raffle completely sold out its allotment of 3,427 tickets this year.

Two from Posey honored Two players from Posey County have been named to the Evansville Courier and Press’ 2011 All-Southwestern Indiana girls’ basketball team. Seniors Nichole Perry of North Posey and Carynn Koch of Mount Vernon were first-team selections. Perry averaged 19.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in helping the Lady Vikings bounce back from a 1-7 start to post a 9-11 record this season. She will attend the University of Charleston this fall. “We had a great season,” Lady Vikings coach Tracy Stroud said. “This season, the leadership, everybody staying together, playing together and turning things around.” Stroud praised Perry and the rest of the Lady Viking seniors showing a great deal of leadership in turning the team’s season around. Koch averaged 10 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as one of only two seniors on a Lady Wildcat team which went 15-6 on the season. Mount Vernon coach Steve Mitchell was impressed with Koch’s passing ability and said that the Lady Cats would have to adjust their offense with Koch’s departure and the problems in passing around the post that might bring. Class 1A girls’ champion Vincennes Rivet had the Player of the Year (Sara Young) and the Coach of the Year (Tim Young), but the overall team was well-balanced, with Jasper’s Meagan Sternberg and Dakota Hack of Princeton rounding out the team.


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Two North Posey, St. Matthews school are named Four Star By Pam Robinson Three Posey County schools were recognized on the Indiana Department of Education’s list of Four Star Schools for 2009-10: St. Matthew School in Mount Vernon as well as North Posey Junior High School and North Posey Senior High School. The schools achieved the state’s highest honor because of pass rates in the top 25th percentile in all grades tested statewide and for meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. St. Matthew School is jubilant, especially since the school won the Four Star distinction in the first year nonpublic schools were judged according to the state criteria. Public and nonpublic schools had their own cut scores and were measured against like schools. Only 13 of 261 nonpublic schools eligible received the honor. St. Matthew Principal Vickie Wannemuehler says her school of 90 students, Pre-K through 5th grade, will celebrate in style. The details of a special celebration day are being worked out, but include the posting of a banner and a billboard and, school officials hope, a visit from Mayor John Tucker. Students will most enjoy the ice cream sundae party in their honor. “This is such a huge honor, not only for our teachers and our staff and our students and their parents, but for the parish and for the whole town of Mount Vernon. We want to plan a day where everyone can celebrate with us,” Wannemuehler states. Wannemuehler speaks highly of the teachers, including support staff, at St. Matthew School, established in the 1870s. “Our teachers have high expectations. That’s the starting point: you’ve got to set the bar high. Then, you’ve got to work

with the kids so they can reach it. The teachers are willing to meet with the kids before school starts, during recess, and after school to provide extra help. Our teachers don’t ever give up on their students. Students might be ready to give up on themselves, but the teachers continue to work with them until they learn the material and are successful. We don’t have a lot of the technology gadgets that some schools have. That’s where it comes down to teaching.” In addition, she says, “We work closely with the parents to make sure that the kids are meeting the expectations and getting the work done. And the kids care. Our students have fun learning and enjoy being at school. They want to succeed. They want to achieve and do well. ” St. Matthew School is currently registering students for the 2011-2012 school year. Wannemuehler says even for those who missed the open house last weekend, it’s not too late. She encourages calls at 838-3621 to schedule a tour, to meet the teachers, and to get answers to any questions. In the northern part of the county, North Posey junior and senior high schools are working out the details for special celebrations to mark their selection as Four Star schools as well. These schools were two of the 188 out of the state’s 1,808 public schools awarded a Four Star certificate. “We’re very happy,” remarks North Posey Junior High Principal Steven Kavanaugh. “We’re celebrating as far as the staff goes and letting the kids know how proud we are of them. As far as an official celebration, we have something coming, but we haven’t got all the details worked out yet.” Kavanaugh credits parents, teachers and the community with giving his 209 seventh and eighth grade students the support they need to succeed. “The parent involvement as

well as the dedication of our teachers makes the difference. We have several teachers who go above and beyond in their hours of commitment to the kids. We have a really active community that really wants to see their students do well,” he comments. This Four Star award is the sixth earned by North Posey Junior High students. At North Posey Senior High School, Principal Scott Strieter echoes Kavanaugh’s statements. “We’re very, very excited,” Strieter says. He noted that North Posey Senior High School is one of only 18 high schools in the state of Indiana to earn the Four Star designation for 2009-10. The school of 500 students (grades 9-12) has received the recognition twice since 2003, when Strieter became principal there. “One of the great things about North Posey is that it’s a fantastic community,” he comments. “The parents hold their kids accountable. When you have parents who hold their kids accountable when they come to school, it makes it easier for the teachers to be able to do what they need to do. It’s holistic. The message that I’ve tried to get across since I’ve been here is that we’re all working as a team. As long as we’re all working together for a common goal, then we’re able to achieve things like being a Four Star school.” Strieter says the high school students can plan on a cookout to celebrate their accomplishment. “We will get some DeWig’s hamburgers and brats, and several staff members will grill them and serve them in the cafeteria for the kids.” He said special recognition will be bestowed on faculty and staff as well. Residents in the Mount Vernon and Poseyville communities will also want to extend their congratulations to these three schools for their tremendous success.

McNamara authors bill that would allow school funds transfer Indiana State Representative Wendy McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) authored bipartisan House Bill 1417, which reauthorizes, until 2014, the authority of a school corporation to use the school Capital Projects Fund for utilities and insurance. It states that 3.5 percent of the schools corporation’s 2005 distribution is the maximum amount that may be paid from the capital project fund in a calendar year for utilities and insurance expenditures. Co-authors on this bill were Rep. Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette), Rep. Tom Dermody (R-La Porte),

The bill will allow the governing body of a school corporation to adopt a resolution to transfer money among the funds held by the school corporation in the 2011-2012 school years. It allows schools to transfer an amount more than 5% and up to 10% of their capital project fund maximum property tax levy (excluding the levy allowed for utilities and property insurance) amongst funds in the school corporation for school year 2001-2012 only. Transfers may not be made from a debt service fund or a racial balance fund. For calendar year 2011, between $30.6- $61.2 million would be available for transfer between funds depending if schools choose to give a general salary increase or not. Schools are “The kids will be much bet- required to report to the Department of Education within three ter prepared for the curricu- months after the end of the year. lum.” She comments further, “The kindergarten curriculum has now been pushed down so that what we used to have students master in first grade are now kindergarten standards. Many of our kindergartners come out reading now because that is the expectation. When you have students that are atrisk, that makes it even more of a problem. They don’t have the vocabulary of students who have been read to or who have come from a middle class home.” Pfister notes that a parental benefit of full day kindergarten is, of course, the New Members Special simplifying of transportation Join in March or April 2011 and pay NO INITIATION FEE! and childcare arrangements. New Golf Members receive $200 Gift Certificate Once again, those interNew Social Members receive 100 Gift Certificate ested in the future of Mount (18 Month Contract Required) Vernon’s kindergarten and educational offerings should Well conditioned golf course with ideal fairways & greens! contact Superintendent Tom Casual Country Club Atmosphere Full Service Kopatich to share their opinRestaurant & Bar - Olympic Size Pool ions. The public discussion will be decisive in determinFor Details Call Heath Rigsby PGA Professional ing if full day kindergarten becomes a reality in the 812 838-5631 MSD of Mount Vernon be1711 Country Club Rd. Mt. Vernon, IN ginning this fall.

Rep. Edward Clere (R-New Albany) and Rep. Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City). “The essence of this bill is to give schools the ability to pay out of the Capital Projects Fund utilities and insurance for the next biennium and to also use the Capital Projects Fund to protect and preserve instructional programs,” said Rep. McNamara. House Bill 1417 passed 92-5 at Monday’s session and will now move to the Senate to receive discussion.

Mount Vernon Schools look at all-day kindergarten By Pam Robinson The Mount Vernon School Board is collecting and weighing evidence this month to make a wellinformed decision about whether or not now is the time to establish full day kindergarten in the Metropolitan School District, or MSD, of Mount Vernon. Superintendent Tom Kopatich urges the community to participate in the public discussion process before a vote takes place. Although the school district has actually been thinking about full day kindergarten for the past two years, the school board will enter into serious discussion at its next board meeting this Thursday, March 17, at 5:45 p.m. in the junior high media center. On Tuesday, March 29, the board will hold another public meeting (same time and place) and vote about putting full day kindergarten into place this fall. Information about the public board meetings is being sent home with students in grades K-8. Kindergarten Roundup for all three elementary schools will be held Tuesday, April 12, following the vote, so parents will know how to plan for transportation and childcare. Superintendent Kopatich encourages parents and community members to attend the school board meeting this Thursday to voice their opinion about full day kindergarten. He also welcomes phone calls at 838-4471 or e-mails at kopatichtp@msdmv.k12.in.us ahead of or after the meeting from interested individuals, especially those who cannot attend, but want their voices heard be-

fore the March 29 vote. In discussing funding for full day kindergarten, Kopatich noted that monies are available to pay for full day kindergarten with little or no support from the general fund. He explained that the kindergarten grant, affording nearly $1,000 per student, will pay most of the cost. This year, the district enrolled a total of 140 students in kindergarten. Kopatich figures that if the district enrolled 10 new students this year, full day kindergarten would pay for itself, including the addition of three teachers to manage it. “We need to think about what is best for children. That should be our top priority,” Kopatich insisted. Then, he added, “Because of competition, we need to make our corporation strong and attractive also.” According to MSD of Mount Vernon Director of Curriculum, Jody Pfister, studies show that full day kindergarten better prepares students than half day kindergarten. Full day kindergarten helps all students, but especially at-risk students,

to meet the academic and social challenges of elementary education. Full day kindergarten has been shown to reduce achievement gaps among students and to decrease grade retentions. Pfister emphasizes that academic preparation will be of primary importance to the kindergarten class enrolling this fall. These students will be the first to prepare for the common core state standards (now established in 41 states). Those standards will replace the ISTEP achievement testing and will require students to read at grade level or beyond in third grade— or to repeat that grade. “For every dollar invested in early childhood education, it saves the taxpayers from seven to seventeen dollars in the future,” Pfister states, quoting James Heckman, a Nobel laureate in economics and human development. “When you think about trying to put all the curriculum into a half day program and then you look at the benefits of enrichment and the extension of that curriculum throughout a full day—it’s a no-brainer,” Pfister insists.

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Arena Bobcats third in SIJHAC with three champs The Mount Vernon Junior High School wrestling team could have had a bigger contingent at Saturday’s Southern Indiana Junior High Athletic Conference meet, if sixth graders had been allowed to compete. But they aren’t able to under the rules, but that didn’t keep the Bobcats from finishing third in the meet with 171 points. The lack of grapplers forced the Bobcats to forfeit four spots and that adversely affected the team score, but all 10 graperies who went to Boonville took home ribbons, led by three conference champions. They were 90-pounder Noah Keller, Payton Whoberry (125) and heavyweight Austin Stallings. Luke Ripple was second at 175 pounds, while Devin McCune (120), Cleo Rainey (155) and Kyle Long (200) each took third. Jarred Cannato (85), Tyler DeKemper (110) and Clay Siesky (105) each came in fourth in their weight classless. Jasper won the meet with 308 points, while Boonville took second with 235. Before the conference meet, the Bobcats closed things out Thursday by rolling over Princeton 74-15, closing out a perfect 14-0 dual meet season. Varsity winners against the visiting Tigers included Paul Konrath, Micah Keller, Noah Keller, Jimmy Marshall, Austin Bethel, Siesky, McCune, Justin Kingery and Whoberry. Reserve winners were Harley Gorman, Siesky, Alex Vantlin, Dalton Schaefer and Shane Vantlin. Mount Vernon’s other dual meet wins were over Castle South 80-15, Mater Dei 50-40, North Posey 103-6, Harrison 91-10, Highland Hills 72-34, Southridge 69-35, Central 4637, and Reitz 72-21. The Bobcats have two wins over Memorial 41-37 and 6432, as well as an earlier 88-21 win over Princeton. They were second in the Big Cat Invitational, with five champions (Gorman, Bethel, Whoberry, Stallings and Noah Keller), and first in the Memorial March Mayhem Tournament. Coach Hunter Stevens thanked the assistant coaches and wrestlers for their efforts in making the season possible, starting with the elementary program. He also thanked Norm Stevens for keeping the book during the year and the team parents for their support of both the coaches and the wrestlers. “We have the best parents in the world who do so much for the program to make it better,” Stevens said. “I can’t thank them enough for what they do.”

Davenport on Hoosier Basketball list North Posey boys’ basketball standout Dillon Davenport has been named to an elite listing of Indiana prep roundball players. The senior swingman has been named to Hoosier Basketball magazine’s list of the Top Senior Boys in Indiana high school basketball, released last week. The list is compiled by Hoosier Basketball publisher Gary Donna as the result of observation of numerous games during the regular season, as well as contact and discussion with coaches, sportswriters and sportscasters throughout the state. The evaluation and observation of players will continue through the end of the state tournament in order to determine the final list of 60 seniors who will be invited to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 workout, set for April 3 on the campus of Marian University in Indianapolis.

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Davenport is one 12 players from Southwestern Indiana who has been selected for the Top Senior Boys list. Nathan Bromm and Kyle Williams of Forest Park were chosen, as were Princeton’s Dontray and Rontray Chavis and Jalen Packer. Washington has two selections, Kurtis Anthony and Robert Pittman. Boonville’s Ryan Helfert, Adam Sander of Jasper and Austin Rasche of Southridge round out the picks from the Big Eight and Pocket Athletic Conferences. Other area selections include Evan Brinkmeyer of Reitz, Eric Stutz of Castle and Kendall Vieke of Vincennes Rivet.

Posey Lanes Recap League: Expressway Ford High Game High Series 1. Pete Rohlman 223 1. Mary Phillips 539 2. Anna Thompson 201 2. Dorothy Rueger 502 3. Tina Sutton 198 3. Sharon Rush 502 4. Dorothy Rueger 194 4. Vicki Straw 494 5. Mary Phillips 194 5. Tina Sutton 493 League: Access Storage High Game High Series 1. Marcia Lange 215 1. Marcia Lange 561 2. Sandy Wilson 185 2. Sandy WIlson 544 3. Pam Hickey 178 3. Pam Hickey 463 4. Carol Stedfield 174 4. Carol Stedfield 460 5. Gaylynn Reese 165 5. Gaylynn Reese 451 League: Men’s Major High Game High Series 1. Jim Key 237 1. Jim Key 658 2. Jamey Thomas 235 2. Jim Gruber 629 3. Jim Gruber 221 3. Dile Wilson 618 4. Mike Gorman 218 4. Mike Gorman 605 5. Dan Zinck 215 5. Dave King 601 League: First Bank 1. Marge Cordle 186 1. Marge Cordle 520 2. Martha Phillips 181 2. Martha Phillips 510 3. Debbie Boarman 172 3. Debbie Boarmna 461 4. Loretta Greene 171 4. Debbie Little 440 5. Sandy Seitz 166 5. Loretta Greene 439 League: T.M.I. 1. Mary Phillips 211 1. Dana Deckard 516 2. Donna DeLong 203 2. Mary Phillips 502 3. Sandy Wilson 202 3. Donna DeLong 499 4. Dana Deckard 191 4. Joyce Jackson 494 5. Darlene Rusher 5. Elaine Griffin 493 League: Men’s Commercial 1. Gerald Ricketts 267 1. John Boggs 646 2. Josh Minick 253 2. Jim Key 627 3. John Boggs 236 3. Dile Wilson 618 4. Gene Caroll 224 4. Josh Minick 609 5. Brian Schnarr 223 5. Shawn Goodwin 605 League: Jr.-Sr. High League: Elementary 1. John Gruber 259 1. Ben Varner 163 2. Taylor Erwin 216 2. Jack Valier 146 3. Matt Strupp 213 3. Tristan Boerner 123 4. Dane Wilson 201 4. Gary Griffin 123 5. Myles Utley 200 5. Susa Hines 121 League: Bumpers High Game 1. Evan Moye 117 2. A. Bommarito 101

An intramural dodgeball tournament is just a week away. It will be held after school on Tuesday, March 15 in both Mount Vernon Junior High School gyms. Sign-up forms are in the office, and the deadline for a team roster is this Friday. Teams are made up of five people and may be made up of any sixth, seventh, or eighth grade student. Each

team member must have an intramural form on file. Gator-skin balls will be used for this tournament (these are soft, lightweight, low-bounce balls that normally do not sting.) Each game will be the best 2 out of 3, and this will be a single elimination tournament. Questions may be directed to the PE department.

NORTH POSEY YOUTH CLUB 2011 BASEBALL PROGRAM BOYS SIGN-UP If you did not get your sign-up form turned in, there is still time to sign-up for the 2011 Baseball Program with North Posey Youth Club! T-Ball is for 5 and 6 year old boys. Games are played on the diamonds behind North Elementary School on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning around the end of May. Participants will be contacted by their coaches in early May. Please contact Phillip Hannah at 812-874-2068, if you would like to sign up for the T-Ball program. Rookie League is for 7 and 8 year old boys. Games are played at the North Posey Youth Community Park in Poseyville. Games are played Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday’s beginning around the end of May. Participants will be contacted by their coaches in early May. Please contact Eric Koester at 812-480-2287, if you would like to sign up for the Rookie League program. Minor Little League is for all 9 year old boys and 10, 11, and 12 year old boys not playing Major Little League. Games are played at the North Posey Youth Community Park in Poseyville on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday’s beginning Mid May. Participants will be contacted by their coaches in early to mid-April. It is a “Little League” sanctioned program. Please contact Curt Lingafelter at 812851-3052, if you would like to sign up for the Minor Little League program. Major Little League is for 10, 11, and 12 year old boys. It is the only league in the program for which participants are chosen based upon tryouts. The teams are organized on an “open based” system. Those boys not currently on a team roster must try-out to be placed on a team. Games are played at the North Posey Youth Community Park in Poseyville on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday’s beginning mid-April. It is also a “Little League” sanctioned program. Please contact Randy Rankin at 812-455-9289, if you would like to sign up for the Major Little League program. Weather Permitting, Current Try-Out Schedule for Major Little League Program: All boys will tryout at the same time during “open” tryouts. All boys not currently on a team roster will need to report to tryouts on March 14 & March 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the North Posey Youth Community Park in Poseyville.

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LEGALS Arrests and Complaints Arrests March 2, 2011 Joshua Foster—Evansville—Warrant-Failure to Appear-Driving While Intoxicated (Motion to Impose Judgment of Conviction)— ICO Keith Hart—Mount Vernon—Driving While Suspended (Prior)—MVPD March 3 Clint Murphy—Mount Vernon—Domestic Battery— NHPD Keshawna Givens— Mount Vernon—Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, Minor Possession Alcohol— MVPD Stevey Emerson—Mount Vernon—Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication— PCS March 4 Alisha Strader—Mount Vernon—Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance—MVPD March 5 Michael Wade—Mount Vernon—Public Intoxication—MVPD David Hazlett—Mount Vernon—Contempt—MVPD March 6 Joseph Mills—Evansville—Operating While Intoxicated—PCS Amanda Turner—Mount Vernon—Child Neglect, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of 2 or More Precursors with Intent to Manufacture—MVPD March 8 John Turner—Mount Vernon—Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemical Reagents with Intent to Manufacture—ISP Brandon Jernigan—Mount Ve r n o n — Tr e s p a s s i n g — MVPD Complaints March 1 9:15 a.m.—Information— Caller wants to speak with deputy about his cat being in neighbor’s garage and they have been gone for a few days. He wants a deputy to come there and open garage door to let the cat out— Springfield Road, Wadesville 11:29 a.m.—Fraud—Receiving emails from someone wanting company to cater a party. Wanted owner to send a total back of what he would charge, then charge credit card. Now they are wanting him to send money western union to pay shipping. Wants to speak with someone. Believes it is some kind of scam—Church St, Southern Ride BBQ, New Harmony 11:38 a.m.—Alarm—Side door—Hwy 66, Hoosier Pizza, Wadesville 4:02 p.m.—Department of Natural Resources—Someone has hit a deer, still alive, is someone that wants the deer—Upper Griffin Road, Griffin 5:09 p.m.—Reckless— Flat bed semi ran light, all over the roadway—Hwy 62, Evansville 5:35 p.m.—Juvenile Problem—Advised nephew is out of control and threatening caller’s son. Advised she is in front of bedroom door so he cannot leave. Request an

officer—Jeffrey Lane, Mount Vernon 6:03 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised mail is being tampered with. Advised has spoken with deputy in reference to this matter and was asked to call in a complaint with dispatch—West Franklin Road, Evansville 7:43 p.m.—Citizen Assist—Advised is broke down, trying to get the problem fixed. Advised has no lights and afraid vehicles are not seeing him. Request a standby—I 64, Poseyville 9:46 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised he can hear subject outside his home the last two nights. Advised he sits up at night with his gun waiting for them. Advised they messed with his storm door last night. Request to speak to an officer. Advised weapons are put up. Advised he didn’t call last night because he wanted to wait and see if they showed back up tonight. Subject called back, advised he shot himself in the leg on accident above the knee trying to discharge his weapon. Advised he is in garage—Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 11:01 p.m.—Suspicious— ATV in a field—Griffin Road, Griffin March 2 7:53 a.m.—Miscellaneous—Needs officer to fill out paperwork—Don’s Garage, Poseyville 8 a.m.—Road Closed— Water Tank-St. Wendel-Cynthiana to Hwy 65, Cynthiana 8:25 a.m.—VIN Inspection—Pickup truck—Reis Road, Mount Vernon 10:15 a.m.—Suspicious—3 teens looking into windows. Would like deputy to come to principals’ office. The 3 subjects ran toward the highway when they saw them—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 10:24 a.m.—Information—Caller advised there was a female subject in the median waving for help. Advised he believed subject was in a small white economy car—I 64, Poseyville 11:59 a.m.—Reckless— Maroon Ford Taurus, all over roadway changing speeds. Caller called back and advised she has just ran off the road and hit a sign—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 1:18 p.m.—Lost Property—1986 dump truck, lost plate off of it. Needs officer to fill out paper and verify— Crab Orchard Road, Mount Vernon 3:07 p.m.—Suspicious— Male subject wearing a bandana is sitting in a burgundy vehicle at the far end of the parking lot. Advised male subject has been there for over two hours. Unsure what he is doing there. Advised they had problems early today with subjects looking in the windows—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 6:11 p.m.—Suspicious— Advised white male with long hair subject sitting down the road from the house next to her barn and lake. Advised

he has been there since 3 p.m.. Does not know who he is or why he is there. Request the lanes to the barn and lake also be checked in case subject went to sneak and stay in her cabin. Does not need to speak to an officer. Call came in, advised it is a homeless male that is heading to Chicago. Advised caller he was going to go sleep in a ditch at Steirley and Winternheimer road. Caller advised he was not carrying anything and did not seem to be intoxicated— Winternheimer Road, Wadesville March 3 Midnight—Alarm—Front door—Hoosier’s Pizza, Hwy 66, Wadesville 5:47 a.m.—Deliver Message—Male subject at this address needs to contact the nursing home—S Church St, Poseyville 9:06 a.m.—Medical—Elderly male having chest pain, thinks he is having a heart attack—Savah Road, New Harmony 12:56 p.m.—Reckless— White Dodge Ram all over the road. Caller called back, advised vehicle is still all over the roadway and advised he is getting ready to crash. Advised was crossing into Vanderburgh County—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 2:51 p.m.—Wanted Person—2 male subjects at the residence—West Peters Road, Wadesville 3:07 p.m.—Reckless— Green Jeep Cherokee with Suzuki sticker on the back. Believes a kid from the high school, passing people on double yellow, driving erratically at high rate of speed— Hwy 66 eastbound from Blake Road, city not listed 4:08 p.m.—Suspicious— Advised daughter had a charge against male subject for attempted rape. Advised subject is now riding his bike out to her trailer. Request to speak to an officer—Creekside, Mount Vernon 4:36 p.m.—Fraud—Received a call from the Federal Trade Commission stating they had won $225,000.00 in Publishers Clearing House. Caller advised they had never entered the Publishers Clearing House. They called the number given to them and they stated the caller had to pay $2800.00 in order to receive the prize money. They stated they would have a Federal Marshall with badge number 3321 to pick up the money. Caller sated wife told them they didn’t have the money and not to come. Caller does not need to speak to an officer. Just wanted to make a report so it wouldn’t happen to other people—Blackford Road, Mount Vernon 5:22 p.m.—Alarm—Main bathroom, glass break— Church St, New Harmony March 4 11:20 a.m.—VIN Inspection—87 Chevy Chevette— Lakeside Lane, Mount Vernon 11:31 a.m.—911 HangUp—Static on line, on call

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back went to auto answering machine, left message— Mulkey Road, Cynthiana 5:59 p.m.—Juvenile Problem—Lark Lane, Mount Vernon 6:43 p.m.—Animal Problem—Dogs killed 3 sheep and injured several others. Rottweiler, pit-bull and beagle hound—Denzer Road, Evansville March 5 3:21 a.m.—Information— Caller advised male subject is back in the area. Received call from another to let him know this subject is at his residence knocking on the door—St. Wendel-Cynthiana Road, Poseyville 10:05 a.m.—Escort— Request a deputy to help at turn off from highway to Caborn—Austin’s to Caborn Cemetery 1:58 p.m.—Information— Requests to speak to an officer, same complaint from this morning—Upton Road, Mount Vernon 3:41 p.m.—Reckless—Red Mustang, Illinois plates—Nation Road, Mount Vernon 3:48 p.m.—Accident— Backed the vehicle up and it went into a ditch/culvert. No property damage but still inside the vehicle—Schussler, Mount Vernon 3:51 p.m.—Property Damage—Caller request to speak with officer about subject tearing up their yard with a vehicle—Savah Road, Mount Vernon 9:03 a.m.—Alarm—Ag Room door—North Posey Jr/ Sr High, Poseyville 12:12 p.m.—Theft—Truck license plate stolen—Griffin Road, Griffin 4:22 p.m.—Road Hazard— Big pile of dirt or something in the middle of the highway, westbound lane—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 4:32 p.m.—Ex-wife is at the residence. She does not have permission to be in the residence. She still has a key to the house. Is inside right now with her boyfriend. She advised the caller she was in the residence attempting to get some of her things, which caller does not have a problem with but he wants to be there—N Davis Road, Mount Vernon 4:36 p.m.—Extra Patrol— Advised there is a man living in the woods in the area. He abandoned a backpack on the bridge on Mackey Ferry Road and has been wandering around the area. Approximately 50 years old, wearing all black, with a green backpack. Caller is nervous about the man wandering the area and sleeping in the woods. Just wants extra patrol around the area of Mackey Ferry Road by the bridge west of caller. Thinks the behavior is suspicious—Mackey Ferry Road, Mount Vernon 6:32 p.m.—Abandoned Vehicle—White Ford truck parked in the middle of the street. Advised it is blocking the entire road, cannot get around—Between Story and West St, Stewartsville 7 p.m.—Welfare Check— Main St, Mount Vernon 7:02 p.m.—Reckless— White pickup truck swerving over the center line—Hwy 165, city not listed March 7 6:58 a.m.—Alarm—Residence, master bedroom and kitchen door—Cumberland Ct, Mount Vernon 7:05 a.m.—Road Hazard— Semi with trailer off in ditch. Advised trailer is off in ditch causing a road hazard—E. Fletchall, West of St. Francis, Poseyville 8:03 a.m.—Road Closed— Closed for the day—Watertank between 165/St. Wendel-Cynthiana 8:13 a.m.—Road Closed— No information—Leonard Road between Bypass and Nation, Mount Vernon 8:23 a.m.—Animal Problem—Cows loose—Hwy 69, New Harmony 2:24 p.m.—VIN Inspection—Camper—Denzer Road, Evansville 4:42 p.m.—VIN Inspection—5th wheel Jaco camper—Winternheimer Road, Wadesville 5:39 p.m.—Fight—In the

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The Posey County News • Serving the county since 1882 • www.poseycountynews.com Mount Vernon High School recognized the Top 10 Students in each class at the Eighth Annual Academic Honors Banquet this week. The event is sponsored by Wildcats Remembered, Don Goerlitz, Coordinator. In addition, each senior was given the opportunity to honor a teacher that has contributed to their academic successes. The teachers honored at the 2011 banquet are, front: Judy Grebe, Otis Huddleson, Vicki Oehmler, Scott Dallas, Bernie Riedford, Tony Bacon and Cara Peralta. The Academic Honors Class of 2011 are, back: Chatham Lane, Dile (D.A.) Wilson, Jennifer Koch, Jason Stemple, Andrew Abad, Carynn Koch, Kaci Turner, Esther Menghini, Riley Oberle, and Peter Fink. Photo by Terri Koch

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World record soybean grower visits Kaufman Farm in Posey County

World record soybean producer Kip Cullers, at right, speaks to a group of Posey County farmers at Kaufman Farms on Friday. At right, host Richard Kaufman enjoys a pastry with the group. Photo by Dave Pearce By Dave Pearce It is not every day that a world record holder visits Posey County. But on Friday morning, a unique recordholder visited Kaufman Farms, located near Oliver in Posey County. Kip Cullers, of Purdy, Mo., who established a new world soybean production record last year of 160.6 bushels per acre, visited with a few area farmers. The new world record is six bushels higher than the record Cullers set in 2007. “We really thought we could get 170 or even 180 out of it this year,” Cullers told the group. “I had two goals for the crop this year: control plant height and white mold.” A trip to Brazil, where farmers face many of the same

issues, convinced Cullers that you have to spend money to make money. So while he has been successful, his cost per acre could be higher, too. But he advised Posey County farmers to spend the amount of money necessary to do what needs to be done. “You are not going to ‘save’ yourself into prosperity,” Cullers told the group with a chuckle. “I see people trying to do it every day.” Insect control was also significant on his way to the record. But Cullers is not finished experimenting. He enjoys trying new things in an attempt to increase yields. But regardless of what he does with the plants once they are above ground, it is the roots that decide early the quality of the yield, Cullers is con-

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beans. Cullers set the new world record by planting Pioneer® soybean variety 94Y71 on an irrigated and conventionally tilled field. He utilized BASF Headline® fungicide and DuPont™ Asana® XL and Steward® EC insecticides on his soybeans during the growing season as instructed on the product labels. His seed treatment included EMD Crop Biosciences® Optimize 400 and StollerUSA® Bio-Forge. “In this business, you learn to read labels very carefully,” Cullers explained, stating that simple mistakes can be costly and often counter-productive. The record-setting yield was planted April 14 and harvested Sept. 28, 2010. Cullers’ weigh check was witnessed and verified by a third-party,

MSA-approved official. “Weather conditions also are a significant factor, and we experienced times when conditions were not all that favorable this season,” Kip Cullers says. “However, with irrigation and managing for stresses along the way, yields came through.” In 2006, Cullers set a world record soybean yield record by producing 139 bushels per acre. He surpassed that mark the following year by nearly 16 bushels. When another grower achieved a yield over 100 bushels per acre in 2008, the 100 Bushel Club was formed, and Kip was inducted. “Reaching this unprecedented level shows the yield capacity soybeans can obtain and the potential for higheryielding soybeans,” said Dale R. Ludwig, executive director/CEO, Missouri Soybean Association. “Kip’s new record shows we have yet to maximize the yield potential of soybeans and is a great example of how intensive crop management can push soybeans to higher yields.” Breaking the 100-bushelper-acre mark has become more achievable as new technologies allow researchers to develop products with a complete package of characteristics that protect soybeans against stresses during the growing season and allow for full yield potential. Cullers’ attention to detail

and proactive management style also have continued to help him achieve higher yields and set a new record. He scouts his fields closely and on a daily basis to check for production challenges, such as disease and insects. He says selecting the right seed and a good crop protection program are critical elements to growing higheryielding crops. “I’ve learned over the course of more than two decades of farming, that setting the stage for higher yield potential all starts with good genetics,” Cullers says. “From there, it’s hitting the right planting date, crop management throughout the growing season and a willingness to try new things.” Cullers co-owns and operates a diversified farm, K&K Farms, located southeast of Joplin, Mo. Cullers has been involved in farming for more than 20 years, owning or managing farms in Newton and Barry counties in Missouri. The farming operation is located in Missouri’s fertile Newtonia red soil. K&K Farms also includes beef, hay and poultry. In his spare time, Cullers enjoys “pulling.” But farming is a full time job, as Posey County farmers well know. And with this year’s early rain and flooding, farmers are already chewing their nails wondering what and when to plant, just like every year.

Posey County farmers Jeff Sailer and Mark Hoehn talk about the current flooding problems before hearing world record holder Kip Cullers speak this week at Kaufman Farms. Photo by Dave Pearce

A Thank You to American Agriculture By Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack America’s farmers, ranchers and growers are some of our nation’s greatest assets. Not only do we rely on American agriculture for our

food, feed, fiber, and fuel, our agricultural producers preserve our environment, and help drive our national economy. As I travel the country and speak with audiences of all

sorts, I often ask folks when they last took a moment to thank or appreciate a farmer. The truth is that we owe a debt of gratitude to the hard working men and women who provide us – and much of the world – with a safe, reliable, affordable, and abundant food supply. March 15 is National Agriculture Day, and a great time to consider the important contributions that American agriculture makes to our lives. Agriculture is responsible for one out of every 12 jobs in America. And while many sectors of our economy are running trade deficits, American agriculture has enjoyed a trade surplus for nearly 50 years. This year we expect a record agricultural trade surplus worth more than $47 billion and record agricultural exports that will help support more than 1 million jobs across the nation. What’s more, America’s farmers and ranchers are the most productive in the world – helping support the strength and prosperity of our nation as a whole. American families spend only 6 or 7 cents out of every dollar on food – less than almost any other nation and half as much as

in Japan or Italy. That means we have more to spend on a nicer home, to save for retirement, or to fund our children’s college education. And America’s farmers have taken extraordinary steps to take care of our nation’s natural resources. In the last 30 years alone, USDA has worked to help producers reduce soil erosion by more than 40% and agriculture has gone from being the leading cause of wetland loss to leading the entire nation in wetland restoration efforts. Our farms act as carbon sinks, mitigating the impact of global warming. Land that remains in farming, pasture, or forest helps clean the water we drink and the air we breathe. For generations, America’s farmers and ranchers have helped our nation stay strong. Today – through the production of renewable energy like wind and biofuels – they are increasingly helping to build a vital link to our country’s energy independence. This week – National Agriculture Week – please take time to recognize the important work our farmers and ranchers do for this country and the world and say, simply, “thank you”.

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State FFA President Morgan Dawson visits Posey, attends Co-op annual meeting By Pam Robinson Indiana State FFA President Morgan Dawson charmed her audience of Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club members on Tuesday, Feb. 22, as the guest speaker during National FFA Week. Last year’s 4.0 GPA valedictorian from Scottsburg High School let the joke be on her when she confessed she didn’t know the difference between a guinea and guinea pig as a high school freshman. She’s come a long way with energy and enthusiasm, hard work and humor, patience and perseverance. Just last week on Monday, March 7, Dawson stood on the steps of the state house, honored to read the proclamation for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels declaring March as Indiana’s Agricultural Appreciation Month. The daughter of Frank and Patsy Dawson of Scottsburg, Ind. (Scott County), she is living proof of her message that FFA and agriculture are about so much more than farming. Although she grew up in a rural area, she was raised without the benefit of living in a farm family. Her father has worked with American Plastics Molding, where he now serves as maintenance manager, for over 20 years. Her mother has thrived as a work-at-home mom. Likewise, their parents before them were not farmers. Dawson says her mother impressed upon her the value of leadership, organization, and relationships at an early age when the mother and daughter team sold Longaberger baskets in their community. When her mother was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, Dawson and her aunt kept the Longaberger sales going during her mother’s treatment. (Her mother’s cancer has been in remission for 15 years and counting now.)

When Dawson entered high school as a freshman, she had decided she wanted to savor every minute since she had been told, “Try something new. High school is where you find yourself. The party’s over when you get out of school.” She opted to take no study hall to be fully engaged by her education and extracurricular activities. This decision left her with an “extra” class in which to enroll. She decided against journalism since she “wasn’t a big fan of writing” and against nutrition and wellness since she “didn’t want to learn to cook at the time.” That left her with the class titled “Fundamentals of Agriculture,” which entitled her to join FFA. For Dawson, choosing that path has made all the difference in her life. Like FFA members all across the nation (38 percent of them women now), she has learned the importance of commitment, determination, education, goal setting, leadership, teamwork and time management. During her four years in high school, she held every office in her FFA chapter. She was instrumental in bringing parliamentary procedure to her chapter as well as a focus on dairy foods and special events. She even joined 4-H to show seven sheep at the county fair for one of her FFA advisors—needless to say, winning championship awards. She was Indiana District XI FFA vice president and president, leading 26 schools, before her election as state FFA president last June. She excelled in FFA while not only maintaining a 4.0 GPA but also participating in a wide range of activities during high school. The most important include Scottsburg Warriorettes varsity basketball (lettered three years; senior year, team captain and All Conference); Scottsburg High School Sun-

Pictured center is Indiana State President Morgan Dawson with Mount Vernon FFA chapter members, Curt Kaufman and Rebecca Miller. Kaufman is the Mount Vernon FFA Test Plot Work Committee chairman, and Miller is Mount Vernon FFA chapter secretary. The three posed together after Dawson spoke to the Mount Vernon Kiwanis at Western Hills Country Club on Tuesday, Feb.22, to celebrate National FFA Week. This week is National Agriculture Week. Photo by Pam Robinson. shine Society (9th-12th grade; senior year. president); Student Advisory Group (10th12th grade); Spanish Club (9th-10th grade); Big Brothers Big Sisters of Scott County (10th-12th grade); Scott County Chamber of Commerce Junior Board Member (10th-12th grade); Scott County Agribusiness Committee (11th-12th grade). When she finishes her term as state FFA president this June, she looks forward to entering Purdue University to major in agricultural sales and marketing and to minor in international studies in agriculture. She will continue in the fight to end world hunger as well. “I plan on working for an agricultural

company with a global perspective that takes the extra initiative to get into the global market,” she says. “I also have an interest in world hunger. That is a huge, huge issue in our world today, and I don’t feel that it needs to be one. I want to see what I can do to end that issue.” About the Mount Vernon FFA chapter, Dawson comments, “I really enjoyed visiting Mount Vernon’s chapter during FFA week. That’s one of the chapters I’ve grown close to throughout my year this year. I was very impressed with the chapter that your local community has. It’s very encouraging to see the future of Posey County agriculture is in good hands with the FFA chapter there.”

Mount Vernon FFA students share their agricultural goals To be eligible to receive the Hoosier State Degree, most notably FFA members must have been active members for at least two years, have completed 360 hours of school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level and have earned and invested money in an agricultural project outside of class time. Awarded by the state FFA association, the Hoosier State Degree recognizes demonstrated leadership ability in performing ten procedures of parliamentary law; in participating in at least one career development event at district leadership contests; and in serving as an officer, committee chairperson or a participating member of a chapter committee. In addition, degree recipients must have a grade point average of 2.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale; have participated in the planning and completion of the local chapter’s program of activities and in at least five FFA activities above the chapter level; and have provided at least 10

hours of community service during high school. Two upperclassmen at the Mount Vernon FFA have completed their applications for their Hoosier Degrees. Sean Ritzert My Grandpa started taking me out to the farm and I really liked it so I started working there all the time. Our farm has all Holstein dairy cows. The farm milks about one hundred head of cows. The farm has about two hundred head of cattle .The farm is family owned. The one thing I like to do is start milking at night. I also like to spend time with my family while I am working on the farm. Alex DeKemper In the Agriculture program at Mount Vernon students are required to have a Supervised Agriculture Experience, or an SAE. In this requirement an area of work is choose of most interest. After choosing this area, records of the hours and jobs are recorded. My SAE is Diversified Crop Production Placement, where I work

on my family farm helping in the preparation, sowing, and harvesting of corn, soybeans, wheat, and milo. Also, I help take care of the livestock; currently there are sixteen horses; consisting of five quarter horses, one paint horse, and ten Appaloosa horses. I started in this proficiency when I was seven years old, by baling hay and feeding the livestock. Spending time with my family, taking care of the livestock, and getting paid are the interests and motivations for me starting in this proficiency area. In my SAE, preparation for the sowing and harvesting includes getting the tractors and planters ready for planting by greasing and oiling them. Also, it involves getting the combine out and washing it from last harvest, oiling, and checking the engine for anything that might cause any problems. Taking care of the livestock includes watering, haying and feeding the horses. Also another task with caring for the livestock is cleaning their stalls.

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This is a rigorous and time consuming task. Overall I have enjoyed my SAE and learned many life skills that will help me in the future. To be eligible for an FFA Agricultural Proficiency Award, competitors must be at least a sophomore in high school, have one full calendar year of records regarding their SAE and have been a member of FFA for one year. The SAE is a planned practical activity conducted outside of class time in which students develop and apply agricultural knowledge and skill. Since the SAE is accomplished over time, it also tests students’ ability in goal setting and achievement. The following six students competed this year at district level with their applications. Rebecca Miller My SAE is the vegetable garden that my dad, brother, and I take care of. This year the family planted beans, radishes, two types of corn, cucumbers, two types of onions, zucchini, four types of tomatoes, and two types of hot peppers. Hearing my dad talk about living on the farm with his family and how his mom used to work in the garden got me interested in wanting to have a vegetable garden. When I started my SAE one of my goals was to grow at least two or three types of vegetables. The family ended up planting about eight types of vegetables. My responsibilities for the garden are to water, pull weeds, and to help harvest the vegetables. One of my personal goals that I would like to achieve in the next ten years is to expand the garden. I want to expand the garden so that I can plant more types of vegetables. I hope to expand it by twice its size. Victor Wells

I was born into a family of people that own horses. I have ridden and owned horses for as long as I can remember. Choosing the Equine Science Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) has let me over the years meet many people who share my passion for equestrians and the like. To this day, I am still meeting new people through horseback riding. Brushing, trimming, and bathing are a few of the necessary tasks to owning a horse. There's also the purchasing of grain and hay, which can be quite expensive depending on your quantity of horses. One main goal was to learn more of the anatomy of the horse. I know a few areas such as the mane, flanks, legs, and such. I want to find out where the main arteries are for shots so I can give them shots on my own. I probably had quite a few advantages in my life that impacted my achievements. I've also had a few disadvantages. One advantage was that I was born and raised with and around horses. All I've known in my life is horses; no other livestock interests me like they do. Ed Schenk My SAE is forestry. I started when I was nine years old. I always went with my dad to work. He owns Schenk & Sons tree service. I would like to take over his tree service one day with my brother. I plan to get all the skills to run the operation. One advantage is that my Dad owns the operation. This is an advantage because I have access to the equipment and can learn how to operate them. When I first started I could only rake yards. Then I started dragging limbs for a year. Now I can run all of the equipment, including a chain saw.

Andrea Seifert I have grown up on a farm my whole life. My SAE is Diversified Crop Production, which means raising multiple crops. My father, Tim Seifert, is my supervisor whenever I am out gaining experience. I first started doing small things around the farm like unloading the grain truck. Now I have moved up to driving the tractors and working in the field. In FFA, an SAE is to help you gain experience and knowledge about your category. Along with gaining experience I also have goals. My main goal in this SAE is to take over the family farm in the future. To reach my goal I have to put in a bunch of time around the farm so I can learn how to operate the equipment. Curt Kaufman As an Agriculture student at Mount Vernon High School I am required to keep an accurate record of my Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE). The SAE that I chose to participate in is Diversified Ag Production. This SAE involves many different areas of the Ag business. For me it includes multiple crops and one or more kinds of animals. I chose this SAE because I have been growing up on my family’s farm. The farm produces multiple crops and was previously involved in growing feeder pigs. The farm also has a few cattle that it breeds every year. The Ag business has been very interesting to me since I was a little boy trying to help my father work on equipment or help him with the sows we used to breed. Since those days I’ve matured and have been given more responsibilities on the farm. Now instead of driving around in the yard on a little Cub Cadet lawn mower, I drive 300+ horse power tractors and other equipment we use on the farm. The Diversified Ag Production SAE is a good choose for me so I can better advance my knowledge in Ag production so that when the farm becomes my business, I will be able to keep it alive and pass it on to my children. Ryan Ritzert My SAE is dairy production placement on the farm that my grandpa owns. The farm has all Holsteins dairy cows. The family milks about 100 cows that each produce 70 to 80 pounds of milk everyday. I start milking at 5 a.m. in the morning and about 4:30 p.m. at night. When I started working on the farm, I set some goals. I want to take over the farm, build a bigger milking parlor and go up to milking about 150 cows. Another one of my goals is to get all of my cows to produce up to 90 pounds a day.


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‘Young Farmer’ Hoehn is honored by Pioneer program By Dave Pearce A 2004 Mount Vernon High School graduate, Kurt Hoehn never figured he would wind up at the Big Ten basketball tournament. A high school wrestler, Hoehn was never really much of a basketball fan. However, he always knew he wanted to be a farmer. Ironically, it was his success in farming that landed him at the Big Ten Tourney this week in Indianapolis. “It was always a dream of mine to farm with my dad,” Hoehn said, after retuning from the Pioneer Next Generation Farmers program this past weekend. “I never really gave much thought to doing anything else.” Hoehn credits the determination he learned in wrestling to his early success in farming. “You just have to have a feeling for something and go for it,” Hoehn said with a chuckle. “There are a lot of risks but there are no rewards without the risks. Hopefully, you can learn from your mistakes.” But just as in any farm family, more than one person is involved. In Hoehn’s case, he is at least the third generation to farm and when he married Amy, she became a farm wife. She and her mother run Floors and Walls, a Mount Vernon paint and flooring store. She has had to adjust to farm life. “We talked it over before we got married and she knew what she was getting into,” Hoehn said. “But it was new to her. She was from a business family who was accustomed to working from 8 to 5. It took some getting used to but she has adjusted well.” Part of that adjustment has involved young Paislee, the couple’s first child. To help save money, Paislee spends lots of time with her mother and grandmother at the store in Mount Vernon. Hoehn indicated that his wife’s knowledge of business has been an asset for their life together. Kurt, Amy, and Little Paislee Hoehn pose in front of Selection to the Next Generation Farmers group came as a the Christmas tree. Hoehn recently participated in the welcomed surprise to Hoehn as the company chose a total of Pioneeer Young Farmers’ program. 32 young farmers from Illinois and Indiana to participate in the

two-year program. “The first meeting of this group was held in Indianapolis this weekend,” Hoehn explained. “We talked a lot about risk management (buying farmland and equipment) at this meeting. We went to the Penn State-Indiana basketball game. I thought Indiana should have won it but they ended up losing.” But basketball was on the back burner foe Hoehn, who used the meeting to learn as much as he could. In today’s agricultural climate, education has as much to do with success as almost anything. “In August, we will go to the Farm Progress Show and will have a meeting in Bloomington, Ill.,” Hoehn said. “Then in February, we will be going to Chicago to see the Chicago Board of Trade and see how all that works. It will be pretty neat.” Production agriculture is an exciting, challenging, and competitive place to be. The business knowledge and skills required in this environment can be a significant part of the success of farm enterprises, according to a brochure supplied by Pioneer. In August of 2012, Pioneer will be flying the Young Farmers to Johnston, Iowa, Pioneer’s Hi-Bred’s World Headquarters. Other than the obvious, other advantages for Hoehn include networking with other young farmers throughout the area and learning what might be working on their farms that could help other young farmers. Hoehn said he has at least two cousins who he expects to join the farming family in the coming years. The keynote speakers included Moe Russell, a respected consultant and farm financial analyst who works with many successful farm operations in nearly all aspects of their business. Another key speaker was Kevin Spafford, a noted author and columnist in Farm Journal magazine. Spafford also leads Legacy By Design, a firm dedicated to succession planning in the agricultural community. Kurt is the son of Benny and Katie Hoehn of Mount Vernon.


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This array of facts are concerned with trivial and not-sotrivial information about food. We also compiled a list of facts on plants, animals and agriculture in the U.S.: Ag Day Fun Facts: Flora, Fauna and Food for Thought. Corn Poppin’ Facts Popcorn pops because water is stored in a small circle of soft starch in each kernel. As the kernel is heated, the water heats, the droplet of moisture turns to steam and the steam builds up pressure until the kernel finally explodes to many times its original volume. •Americans today consume 17.3 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year! The average American eats about 68 quarts! •While the first breakfast cereal was made by adding sugar and milk to popped popcorn, a shortage of baking flours after World War II forced breadmakers to substitute up to 25% of wheat flour with ground popped popcorn. Over the years, popcorn also has been used as an ingredient in pudding, candy, soup, salad and entrees. •Popcorn’s nutritional value comes from the fact that, like other cereal grains, its primary function is to provide the body with heat and energy. •Microwave popcorn is the same as other popcorn except the kernels are usually larger and the packaging is designed for maximum popability. Cherrific! •The same chemicals that give tart cherries their color may relieve pain better than aspirin and ibuprofen in humans. •Eating about 20 tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain. •There are about 7,000 cherries on an average tart cherry tree (the number varies depending on the age of the tree, weather and growing conditions). It takes about 250 cherries to make a cherry pie, so each tree could produce enough cherries for 28 pies! •Today, in Michigan, there are almost 4 million cherry trees which annually produce 150 to 200 pounds of tart cherries. Head Strong •Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family. •Darker Green lettuce leaves are more nutritious than lighter green leaves. •Americans eat about 30 pounds of lettuce every year.

That’s about five times more than what we ate in the early 1900s. •In the United States, lettuce is the second most popular fresh vegetable. •Almost all lettuce is packed right in the field. •About 25 percent of all iceberg lettuce is made into fresh cut salads. What’s up Doc? •The plant pigment that gives carrots and other vegetables their vivid orange color is Beta-Carotene. Fruits and Vegetables that are yellow/ orange in color contain BetaCarotene and carrots are one of the richest in this nutrient. Our bodies convert Beta-Carotene into Vitamin A. •The bright orange color of carrots tell you they’re an excellent source of Vitamin A which is important for good eyesight, especially at night. Vitamin A helps your body fight infection, and keeps your skin and hair healthy! Berry, Berry Good for You! •Blueberries are the second most popular berry in the United States. •Michigan and New Jersey produce 66% of all the blueberries in the United States, followed by North Carolina, Oregon and Washington. •Over 200 million pounds of blueberries are grown every year in North America. •Blueberries are first picked by hand to gather the best of the early fruit. Later, if the fruit is to be mechanically harvested, a harvesting machine goes through the field and gently shakes each bush so only the ripe blueberries drop off. •Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber. Cracking Up •In the U.S. in 1998, hens produced 6,657,000,000 dozen eggs - that’s 6.657 billion dozen! After these eggs were laid, about two-thirds were sold in the shell and one third of them were broken - not by accident, but on purpose. Because after the eggs are broken out of their shells, they can be made into liquid, frozen, dried and specialty egg products. •The egg shell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface. Through them, the egg can absorb flavors and odors. Storing them in their cartons helps keep them fresh! •Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one week in the refrigerator. •Occasionally, a hen will produce double-yolked eggs throughout her egg-laying ca-

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reer. It is rare, but not unusual, for a young hen to produce an egg with no yolk at all. •It takes 24 to 26 hours for a hen to produce an egg; there is 30 minutes between each eggproducing cycle. •About 240 million laying hens produce about 5.5 billion dozen eggs per year in the United States. •Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D. Going Bananas! •There are over 500 different types of bananas. That means if you ate a different kind of banana everyday, it would take almost a year and a half to eat every one! •Although generally regarded as a tree, this large tropical plant is really an herb. That means it does not have a woody trunk like a tree. The stalk is composed of leaf sheaths that overlap each other and grow from an underground stem called a rhizome. •The banana plant can grow as high as 20 feet tall. That’s as big as a two-story house! •Bananas are about 99.5 percent fat free. •Bananas are a great source of potassium. Potassium helps build muscle power and keeps your body fluids in balance. •Banana’s are most likely the first fruit ever to be grown on a farm. Macaroni Mania •Pasta is one of America’s favorite foods. Last year, 1.3 million pounds of pasta were sold in American grocery stores. If you lined up 1.3 million pounds of 16 oz. spaghetti packages, it could circle the Earth’s equator almost nine times! •Noodles got their start in China, not Italy as many people might think. •Pasta made its way to the New World through the English who found it while traveling through Italy. The English made pasta by cooking it for about a half an hour and then smothering it with cream sauce and cheese. This was the beginning of Macaroni and Cheese! •America’s first large pasta factory was built in Brooklyn, New York in 1848 by a Frenchman who would spread out his spaghetti strands on the

roof to dry in the sunshine. An Apple a Day •Apples are a member of the rose family. •Washington state grows the most apples in the U.S. •The apples from one tree can fill 20 boxes every year. •Fresh apples float because 25 percent of their volume is air. •In the winter, apple trees need to “rest” for about 9001,000 hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit in order to flower and fruit properly. •If you grew 100 apple trees from the seeds of one tree, they would all be different. •Apples are high in fiber. •There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in

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the world. Green Greek Goddess •The name asparagus comes from the Greek language and means “sprout” or “shoot.” •Asparagus is a member of the Lily family. •Asparagus is related to onions, leeks, and garlic. •One of the most popular varieties of green asparagus is named after Martha Washington, the wife of George Washington. •California grows about 70 percent of all the asparagus grown in the United States. •More than 50,000 tons of asparagus are grown in California every year. Pumpkin Eater •Pumpkins were once rec-

ommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites! •Pumpkin flowers are edible. •Pumpkins are 90% water. •Pumpkins are used for feed for animals. •Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack. •Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine. •In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling. •The name “pumpkin” originated from “pepon”, the Greek word for “large melon.” •Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.

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Bender, Austin Bender, Aaron Lupfer, Chad Axton, Jacob Sturgell, and Nathan Wiley.. These FFA members drove their tractors to school in honor of National FFA week.

DCP Program deadline is June 1 Greg Knowles, County Executive Director of the Posey County FSA, reminds producers that June 1, 2011, is the deadline for enrolling in the 2011 DCP program or the 2011 ACRE program. All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP/ ACRE payments are required by the June 1 deadline. It is important producers contact the Posey County FSA office to set up appointments. Also wheat certification is also going on. The deadline to certify your wheat is May 31, 2011 and planting dates are required. If you have any questions, please contact the Posey County FSA Office at (812) 838-4191, ext. 2.

North Posey FFA tackles, completes ambitious projects By Amanda Bender, Reporter The agriculture mechanics classes here at North Posey have been busy this year completing projects for individuals in the community as well as members. The chapter uses the shop as a fundraiser to help pay for tools and equipment when necessary. Students use skills such as welding, fabrication, and small engine repair to complete a variety of projects.

Some of project work has consisted of completely refurbishing a Farmall H that came from Missouri. Another project was putting a lift kit and tricking out a golf cart! We are currently rebuilding a John Deere planter for use on our test plot. As can be seen from the photo, the planter has been completely dismantled for painting and mechanical repair. We are also in the process of fabricating gates for the Posey County Fairgrounds.

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North Posey FFA teams compete successfully Reporter: Amanda Bender On Wednesday, February 23, several members of the North Posey FFA traveled to Boonville High School for the District 10 Chapter Meeting Contest. Once again, the chapter had a novice team for freshman members only and a regular team. The novice team consisted of Olivia Goebel, Lindsay Calvert, Reid Heathcotte, Derek Collins, Cory Pharr, Maddie Herrmann, Ryan Gish, Daniel Motz, Emma Werry, and Liam Mathew. Chad Axton, Nichole Perry, Amanda Bender, Kayla Hoenert, Abby Bender, Anna Will, Brooke Sturgell, and Brianna Perry made up the chapter meeting team. Both teams received second place. This means that both teams have qualified for the Section IV contest in April. There are only 24 teams in each division left competing for a chance to qualify for State competition. In celebration of National FFA week, the chapter prepared a pork chop dinner for the faculty, staff, administrators, advisory board, and the board of education. Morgan Dawson, State FFA President, also attended the meal after giving presentations to the agriculture classes. Members of the chapter would like to thank several individuals for helping make

the dinner a success. Without their help the meal would not have been possible. We would like to thank John Beuligmann and Bill Daughtery for providing the cookers and necessary equipment for the meal. We would also like to thank Dan Bender and John Beuligmann for taking care of cooking the meal. We would also like to thank Don Barton, Dan Ellis, and Jerry Wassmer for securing chairs, coolers, and etc. for

the meal. To conclude the celebration of National FFA week, the members had the opportunity to drive their farm equipment to school. The chapter is thankful for all the support shown by the community throughout the year. The chapter will begin its annual Relay For Life Fundraiser of selling fresh pork product from Dewig Meats in Haubstadt and the 4-County Pork Producers.

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Chamber meeting helps Posey leaders, residents learn of bright future By Connie Pearce The Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce met this week in New Harmony for an update on progress in Posey County businesses. Michelle Hudson provided an update on area businesses before turning the floor over to BWX manager Michael Keene, who gave the keynote speech for the evening. Hudson’s report read as follows: Abengoa Bioenergy – Craig Kramer, COO reports that Abengoa Bioenergy of Indiana plant started full scale operations early last year. The plant has a production capacity of 90 million gallons of ethanol annually, as well as 300,000 tons per year of high protein distillers grains feed products which will be shipped throughout the country via rail, truck, and water (through the facility’s access to the Ohio River). As part of the production process, the facility will purchase 32 million bushels of corn each year, primarily from local sources. It will spend over $15 million each year for local goods, supplies and services. The facility also provides approximately 60 quality local jobs. ADM – Roland Peddie, Plant Manager—reports that their business has been very stable over past year. Pretty much status quo, which is very pleasing to them. They have purchased approximately the same quantity of wheat from local farmers as in previous years. Their forecast for future is very stable and they are pleased with their market Aventine – Aventine is a leading producer of ethanol. Through their production facilities, they market and distribute ethanol to many of the leading energy companies in the U.S. In addition to producing ethanol, their facilities also produce several co-products including: corn gluten feed and meal, corn germ, condensed corn distillers soluble, dried distillers grain with soluble, wet distillers grain with soluble, carbon dioxide and grain distillers yeast. On the industry, Tom Manual, Aventine’s Chief Executive Officer, said “We remain confident that increasing the mandated usage of ethanol, favorable blending economics and the potential for the EPA to take further favorable action in the effort to free the country from its dependence on oil by increasing the ethanol blend rate will prove favorable to the ethanol industry.” After a long anticipated start up, the Mount Vernon facility is currently producing fuel grade ethanol and distillers grain. The Mount Vernon facility is currently in startup and is gradually increasing production to full capacity. The facility has been in operation since November 30th, with the first grind date being December 1st. The facility continues to have a favorable track record with safety and have had no OSHA recordables thus far this year. Aventine expects to produce 110 million gallons of ethanol annually, consuming 40 million bushels of corn when the plant is at full capacity. Babcock & Wilcox – Mike Keene, Site manager reports on their Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. Bristol Myers Squibb- No reply to request for update Cargill – John Barrett 3198046- Cargill has continued to build their safety culture as well as increase efficiencies at their plants this past year. This includes approving a 3.4 million bushel storage addition to their Mt Vernon facility. Cargill continues to strive building community relationships by contributing to the local United Way, Junior Achievements, Scholarships for schools, FFA, Local soup kitchens, Salvation Army, 4H and the Living Lands and Water. Ultimately they are determined to fulfill their vision of “helping farmers prosper”. Consolidated Grain & Barge-Scott Strickland, Group Manager– reports that their business has been very stable over past 5 years. CGB has been an innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970, when it began modestly in a small office in St. Louis, Missouri with 3 employees. Today, CGB operates a glob-

al enterprise in more than 70 locations with over 1200 employees, overseeing a diverse family of businesses. The company provides an array of services for grain farmers, from financing and risk management to buying, storing, selling and shipping the crop. CGB continues to be one of the largest shippers of grain on the inland river system. At CGB’s Mount Vernon, IN operations it employs 100 people encompassing four divisions who value the strong relationship that have been built over the 30 years our operations have been involved in the Posey County Community. CountryMark Cooperative– John Deaton - The most significant news since the last report is that Countrymark’s Energy Resources division (the Core Minerals acquisition) recently discovered and developed a new crude oil field near Terre Haute. This oil is being transported to the Mount Vernon refinery and, with initial production of approximately 400 barrels per day, this is approximately 1.5% of the Mount Vernon refinery’s charge rate. With this discovery, Countrymark’s Energy Resources division’s overall production rate is now approximately 1,300 barrels per day or approximately 5% of the Mount Vernon refinery’s charge rate. GAF – Nikki Collier, Operations Manager – The site is still operating 5 production lines between the two facilities. Headcount has increased to 247 full time employees as our main shingle line has ramped up to a 7 day schedule for 2011. In 2010, the company added 3 additional new premium products with all of them being produced out of the Mount Vernon facility. The plant produces the widest product mix of any GAF facility in the US from premium laminates to commercial rolled roofing to premier extruded rolled TPO product. The Mount Vernon site is a key operation with GAF and acts as part of a Midwest distribution center for all GAF products. GAF does business with a wide variety of Posey County businesses thereby indirectly increasing employment through those relationships. Ports of Indiana-Phil Wilzbacher reports: Typically growth at the port is measured in tonnage, but in 2010, the Port of IndianaMount Vernon grew in multiple ways. Last year, the port made some significant additions in total acreage, types of cargoes, number of facilities and economic impact. This was the result of many developments, including the effects of new ethanol production in Posey County and the continued growth of our port companies. Overall shipments remained strong in 2010, and one port company even recorded the largest annual tonnage in its history. In order to keep pace with recent growth, the port purchased 110 acres of property in 2010, increasing the port’s size to 965 acres with 300 acres ready for development. The port also handled 4.2 million tons of cargo, the second highest volume since 1996. There were significant increases in the shipment of minerals, fertilizer, salt and grain products. Cemex/ Kosmos Cement reported its largest annual tonnage in 10 years at the port with a 20 percent increase over 2009’s totals. In fact, 2010 represents the company’s fourth consecutive year of increased shipments as a result of aggressive marketing focused on new road construction. In December, Aventine Renewable Energy completed construction on its new facility and started producing ethanol. This facility represents the single largest investment made by any company in the history of our port. Aventine will strengthen the corn market for farmers in our region by using up to 40 million bushels of corn annually. With ethanol production starting at two plants in the Mount Vernon area – Aventine and Abengoa Bioenergy – Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. constructed a new bulk loading facility at the port in 2010. The new barge terminal is one of a kind on the U.S inland

river system, with the capability to transload ethanol directly to barge from railcars and pipeline. The new terminal opened in August and also handles dried distillers grains, a by-product of the ethanol-making process used in livestock feed. As the port grows, so does its economic impact. According to a 2010 study by Martin Associates, the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon contributes $751 million to our region’s economy each year, including more than $29 million in tax revenue and nearly 7,000 jobs. This is more than triple the economic contribution reported in a 1999 study and 15 times the amount from a 1993 analysis. With the port poised for additional growth in 2011, we are confident this trend will continue. SABIC-Innovative Plastics- SABIC Innovative Plastics had a terrific year in 2010. The Mount Vernon site celebrated its 50th anniversary throughout the year with employee celebrations and volunteer projects for the community. Employees donated over 2,000 volunteer hours working on volunteer projects ranging from science demonstrations, science fair judging, reality days, junior achievement classes, carpentry work, and beautification projects. Employees stayed dedicated to safety throughout the year and their efforts paid off. The site reached the lowest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rate in the site’s history. The site’s employment stayed at approximately 1,200 employees. The company invited all of the individuals on its recall list back to work, and is now establishing a hiring pool for its Production positions so that it can pre-identify qualified candidates in the event the site would need to fill open positions. The Mount Vernon site continues to play an important role in SABIC Innovative Plastics. The Mount Vernon site continues to be the largest research and development site within SABIC Innovative Plastics and 1 of 2 SABIC Innovative Plastics sites that makes polycarbonate specials for the world. The company continues to invest tens of millions of dollars into the site each year. Sitran – Danny Wooten reports: The Sitran project is developing according to plan, though the last two months of rainy weather and current high river stages have slowed work a bit. All critical path project milestones have been met. They have all foundations and earthwork completed; the riverfront work is 50% completed; the railroad track is 80% complete; and they are beginning to put structures into in the air. The facility is a state of the art rail-to-barge coal transfer facility. This facility will be one of the largest on the river system and can serve as an outlet for Indiana and Ilinois coals both upriver and downriver. With its high capacity on both the rail dumping and barge loadout ends, the terminal is capable of participating in the growing coal export market. They’ll have an investment of approximately $50 million; will be operational by late summer 2011; and will ultimately employ ap-

Vectren’s Wayne Games shakes hands with well-wishers at the annual Chamber Dinner. Games, director of the A.B. Brown Power plant in Posey County, has been appointed vice president ofd the company’s power supply. Photo by Connie Pearce proximately 45 people. Their and manages over 14 mil- about 400 working in or operations will result in many lion square feet of space in from the tri-state area. The additional 500,000 other local jobs, particularly the U.S. and Canada. Posey with the local rail and river County and the surrounding square feet of WSI local faEvansville, IN and Hender- cilities added in 2009 have businesses. been fully utilized in 2010, Vectren – Ron Christian son, KY areas represent about 2 million square positioning WSI for further For Vectren, 2010 was a solid financial year, as many feet of WSI’s facilities. More local expansion. Their markets and cuslarge industrial customers importantly, MT Vernon Opshowed an increase in de- erations is the primary oper- tomer mix in 2011 promises mand, which indicates some ational office for all of WSI many challenges for WSI. economic recovery has be- and its subsidiary operations. They will continue to see gun. Included among those WSI services and systems in many changes in markets, customers are Posey County Posey County represent the customer demand and the employers, such as SABIC, backbone of the WSI Trans- services required. NevertheAbengoa, Aventine Etha- portation services, IT capa- less, the overall 2011 – 2012 nol and Babcock Wilcox. bilities, executive manage- WSI projection is deliberate The summer’s extreme heat ment teams and engineering continued growth throughout its local and regional oppushed electric generation to capabilities. As WSI grows in size and erations. output not seen since 2005, Economic Development and our AB Brown power customer mix across the plant, also in Posey County, country, so does the WSI Mt Coalition of SW Indiana helped ensure we met cus- Vernon Operations offices, Activity & Grant Update tomer needs. Vectren also support centers and local for Posey County Greg Wathen, Pres & CEO had two key Posey County support staff. Changes within WSI in of the Coalition reports that projects highlighted in 2010: they are currently working 1.The completion of phase this last year include: Becoming more Green - on 20 potential projects for one of its new 345 kilovolt power line that connects the Increasing the WSI Respon- the 4 Coalition counties of AB Brown plant with Duke sibility and Sustainability SW Indiana. These projects Energy’s plant in Gibson programs. Corporate wide represent more than $2 bilCounty. Phase two, which initiatives in recycle, energy lion in potential investment; will begin construction later efficient lighting, predictive 2,938 potential new jobs; this year, will then cross and preventative mainte- and, 9 of those projects are the Ohio River and connect nance and a paperless focus; considering Posey County to the Big Rivers facility in adding new fuel efficient low as a location. The projects Kentucky. The $80 to $90 emission trucks to the WSI are primarily manufacturing million project will ensure fleet; and adding GPS units with one office-based. We also want to give the electric reliability for the to 100% of the transportation fleet to improve routing, ef- community an overview of greater region. the projects in Posey County 2.The coal ash recycling ficiencies and emissions. In the arena of WSI Value that have occurred within our project at AB Brown. This unique environmental proj- Added Services we have municipalities in the last few ect allows Vectren to recycle expanded our local plastics years as a result of funding up to 100% of its fly ash compounding capabilities from grants. The Economic rather than it being placed in and have added a new lab to Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana has been an ash pond. The ash from support these operations. Even in times of increased assisting our County and our AB Brown and the FB Culley plant in Warrick County man power efficiencies, dur- municipalities for the last is now shipped to Ste. Gen- ing the last 12 months WSI few years in acquiring funds evieve Missouri and is used has increased personnel by for public projects. to make cement. And I have an announcement from Vectren as of today. This past December, Ron Jochum, our long-time vice president of power supply, announced his retirement effective April 1, 2011Today, Vectren announced that Wayne Games, current director of our A.B. Brown generation plant in Posey County, Ind., will succeed Ron as vice president of power supply. Wayne, who joined Vectren in 2000 and brings 20 years of industry knowledge to his new role. Please join me in congratulating Wayne in his new position. WSI This last year has offered WSI the opportunities for continued growth both in services,locations and customer mix. Most of you know WSI is a 26 year old company whose first facility was in Mt Vernon, IN with GE Plastics. Today, WSI has grown to over 110 operations


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Completion of 5000 ton fertilizer storage facility is near By Dave Pearce “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision…the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Perhaps there is no better example of that than the Posey County Farm Bureau Co-op. For those heading north on Highway 68 into Poseyville from the south, a huge new building takes center stage. From a distance, it appears that Poseyville could be getting a huge new motel or apartment complex. But upon closer inspection, the building is wide open on the inside. That’s because it is being built to house fertilizer for Posey County Farm Bureau customers. According to Poseyville Branch Manger Darrell Shemwell, once completed, the building will be capable of holding 5000 tons of fertilizer. But Shemwell nor his company will take credit for the progress. “This is a direct reflection on the solid financial foundation that local farmers have provided us,” Shemwell said of Co-op members. “We are about the only single-county Co-op left around. Most have several counties joined together, five ten or even more counties. But with strong membership, Posey County has managed to maintain its autonomy.” As farming becomes more and more complicated, scientific, and demanding, leaders in producers and suppliers of farm products are being forced to take risks and move forward on projects. As a matter of fact, this project alone will invest over $1.2 million in Posey County. “Basically, what we have gotten into in the past few

years with all the fluctuation in the price of fertilizer, we need to be able to buy more out of season to be able to pass that savings along to the farmers,” Shemwell explained. “Also, in the past couple of years, fertilizer has been very hard to get. By having a larger building, we can get a secure supply. We are basically doubling the capacity of our storage.” But a building project such as this once doesn’t begin without a lot of thought and preparation. As a matter of fact, it was back in 2007 when members of the organization began to talk about building in the future. “We saw a big jump in prices back then and we were actually looking at building a larger facility back then, maybe closer to the river,” Shemwell explained. “But the more we talked about it, it made more sense to increase the capacity on a local site that we already owned.” A new facility was built in Haubstadt last year and the other facilities in Mount Vernon, St. Wendel, and Griffin have been updated. The building that came down to make room for the new facility was built in 1983. So company officials felt it had served its purpose well. But the fertilizer market has demanded that room be made for more product. “It is just like any other ag products. It has become a global market,” Shemwell explained. “The demand is up as higher corn and bean prices have been seen. The farmers are trying to maximize their yields so they are using more fertilizer. Right now, the price of fertilizer seems to be fluctuating with the price of corn and beans. Those prices are up so fertilizer is too.” Most fertilizers are now imported from other countries. About the only products that continue to be produced

Posey County Co-op Poseyville Branch Manager Darrell Shemwell looks inside the monstrous new structure. in the U.S. are phosphate products. So as there are more middlemen, each one wants a share of the profits, continuing to drive the costs up. “Most of the time we are at someone else’s mercy when it comes to pricing,” Shemwell said. “Twenty years ago there were a lot of people you could buy fertilizer from. Now, there are just a handful of people because there is a lot of merging in agricultural companies.” Most of the products brought into Poseyville come from Owensboro, Mount Vernon, or Henderson, companies that have easy access to the river. But Poseyville’s proximity to Interstate 64 was certainly not a negative when deciding to expand. Construction on the facility began in November of 2010, as a portion of the old building was left standing so the flow of fertilizer to local customers would not be disrupted. The bins and the

blender were left intact. With recent more favorable weather, Shemwell is hopeful that some product can be moved into the new facility as soon as April 1, although he knows the building will probably not be completed at that date. Harsh winter temperatures as well as a lot of moisture this early spring have hampered the project. “It is basically under roof now,” Shemwell said. “We can put fertilizer in it and can take it over to the old building to blend it if we need to. And we still have the facility over at Griffin and at Haubstadt and one at St. Wendel. If need be, we can pull product out of there.” Shemwell said that local farmers can be assured that the project is not going to affect their ability to get the things they need. “We are going to take care of our farmers, regardless,” he concluded. As for an open house at

the new facility, Shemwell was not so optimistic. “It may be a little while before we can have an open house because just as soon as it dries up a little and gets a little warmer, we will be

Fernandez named Associate Dean in Purdue ag area J. Marcos Fernandez, a professor and associate dean at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences since 2005, has been appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, effective July 1. The appointment was announced Monday (March 14) by Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture.

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John Wood, it’s been an honor to be a Posey part Retired North Posey Superintendent John Wood always directed others with the motto, “Family comes first.” Now the long-time Poseyville resident will live by his own motto as he and his wife Shirley prepare to move near family in their native central Indiana. Once their house sells, they plan to spend even more time spoiling grandchildren and visiting other relatives. Wood served as superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of North Posey for eight years until June 30, 2009, when his wife also retired from teaching third grade at North Elementary. Serving as superintendent capped a long career at North Posey. After briefly teaching and coaching in Clinton, Indiana, the Mooresville native moved to Poseyville in fall 1972 to serve as assistant principal at the high school for four years. In 1976 he was named junior high principal and served for two years. He was asked to serve jointly as senior high and junior high school principal at the beginning of the second semester. He actually served as high school principal a total of 19.5 years. He then served as assistant superintendent from June, 1996 until he became superintendent in June, 2001. Wood loves Poseyville for “the small town attitude of neighbors always watching out for neighbors—not in a nosey fashion, but in a small community, caring fashion. If you ever need

anything, all you have to do is ask, and somebody will be right there to help you. I think that’s the advantage of living in a smaller community. Everybody is one big family, and they try to take care of everybody.” Influenced by his wife and children, alumni of Indiana University, Wood has become a dedicated IU fan although he graduated from Indiana State University. He’s a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals also. A golf course awaits him three miles from his new home, so he’s looking forward to walking the fairways, something he’s rarely found time to do so far in his retirement. When they move, John and Shirley Wood will be near her brother and niece in her hometown Plainfield, his brother in Carmel, a niece in Noblesville and a nephew in Fishers. His mother still resides in his hometown of Mooresville. Likewise, they will be close to their daughter Meghan, her husband and two granddaughters in Fishers. They’ll cut the drive from six hours to three hours when visiting their son Matthew, his wife and a grandson and granddaughter in Chicago. The North Posey community owes a huge debt of gratitude to John and Shirley Wood for their 40-year commitment to education in an area both they and their children will always

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Card Party to benefit Relay tomorrow Arrests made in MV meth lab discovery By Valerie Werkmeister Gather some friends and make plans now to attend the 8th Annual North Posey Relay for Life Card Party tomorrow, March 16, at St. Francis Church Cafeteria in Poseyville. A $5 donation is requested at the door. Vegetable soup and chili, sandwiches, drinks and dessert will be available to purchase from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The card party will be held from 7 – 8:30 p.m. along with a live auction hosted by Chris Mulkey. There are lots of great items for the auction with all proceeds for the evening going to NP Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. One of the evening highlights is the egg rumble. Relay committee members are busy preparing approximately 1,000 eggs that can be purchased for prizes. Three eggs can be purchased for $5 or seven eggs can be purchased for $10. During last week’s committee meeting, members learned

that the North Posey Cookin’ Friends’ fundraiser held last Sunday brought in nearly $2,900. The Cookin’ Friends chicken dinner has become quite popular and is an event that many look forward to each year. A total of 20 teams have signed up to participate in this year’s relay event that will be held June 25 and 26. Committee members welcomed Julayne Miller, team captain of the new Viking Wrestlers relay team during the meeting. The committee hopes to meet their goal of having 25 teams. Those interested in learning more about forming a team should contact co-chair Carolyn Higginson at 874-3184 or Mary Peach at 8743629. It is a wonderful community event that brings people together in the fight against cancer. There are also various levels of sponsorship beginning at $250 up to $5,000 or more. Quarter buckets have been

placed in various locations around the area for the new “Got a quarter, give a quarter” campaign. Place spare quarters in the buckets or save them to bring on the day of the relay to help line the track. If there are enough quarters to circle the entire track, the total could reach more than $4,000! The next fundraiser event to benefit North Posey Relay for Life will be at Hacienda on First Avenue in Evansville on March 28. Coupons are available from any Relay for Life Committee member that must be given to the server when placing your order. Hacienda will then give 20% of the bill total back to Relay for Life. Customers must remember to present the coupon to the server. This will be in effect all day on March 28. The next committee meeting will be held on Monday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the North Elementary School library.

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According to information released from the Mount Vernon Police Department, during the early morning hours of March 11, 2011, patrol officers detected the odor of anhydrous ammonia and ether emitting from the property site and residence located at 709 West Third Street in Mount Vernon. Upon making contact with subjects inside the residence, the occupants were removed from inside the house and detained. Personnel of the Posey County Narcotics Unit were summoned to the scene to further investigate the incident. A search warrant was obtained by the narcotics unit and executed a short time later. During the search, a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory was located inside the residence. When officers made initial entry into the home, three adults and two minor children were located inside. Arrested at the scene were Coila Bradford, 36, Sarah Tolliver, 22, and Myron Cook, 32. Tolliver was arrested on preliminary charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of precursors with

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