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MV Fire Chief Roger Waters to retire Serious injury on I-64

By Pam Robinson The Mount Vernon Board of Public Works and Safety honored the request of Mount Vernon Fire Chief Roger Waters to advertise his position, which will become vacant early this summer. After the meeting, Mayor John Tucker spoke about Waters’ service to the city. “Chief Roger Waters as a member of the fire department has always performed exemplary, has always done his job. We’ve been very fortunate to have had him all these number of years. As you well know, it’s not always been easy to keep police and firemen, but Roger is a local resident who hired on here and stayed with the department. Roger has over 30 years here. I wish

On Thursday evening, February 24, at approximately 5:17 p.m., Indiana State Police responded to single vehicle crash on I-64 at the 13 mile-marker that seriously injured an Illinois driver. Preliminary investigation revealed Robert Owen, 42, of Grayville, Ill., was driving his 2003 Ford Mustang westbound on I-64 at the 13 mile-marker when he lost control, left the roadway and struck the end of the guardrail in the median. At the time of the crash, the area was receiving hard rain. Owen was not wearing his seatbelt and had to be extricated from his vehicle by Poseyville Volunteer Fire Department. Owen was taken to Deaconess Hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries. The driver was cited for speed too fast for current conditions. Investigating Officers are Trooper Paul Stolz of the Indiana State Police. The Assisting Officer was Poseyville’s Town Marshall Doug Salzman.

him well in his next endeavor, whatever it might be. I’m sure he’s going to spend time with his new grandbaby. I’m sure he’s looking forward to spending time there,” Tucker stated. “He’s really enjoyed the job, you could tell. He has taken a lot of interest in the department as far as equipment-wise in keeping it up. There’s not a day goes by that he doesn’t come in and we talk about a piece of equipment that needs to be checked, looked into or replaced. He stays on top of that. Obviously, it’s important that the police and fire department—all departments—have the equipment they need. And Roger has really stayed on top of it.” Waters himself declined an interview regard-

Abatements make progress By Dave Pearce The Posey County Council took positive steps for two abatements during their recent Tuesday morning meeting. The Council gave preliminary approval for an abatement for Bristol Myers for a project which has already been started. William Hayes, representing Bristol Myers, was on hand for the public hearing which yielded no objections to the proposed abatement. Hayes was advised, as is standard procedure, to interview and hire as many Posey County residents as possible. Hayes was also told that the Council would request the company to purchase as many supplies as possible in Posey County. The project at Bristol is expected to be completed by March 1, 2012. The Council also heard a request for an abatement from Cargill, Inc., Company representatives were on hand and told the Council that in order to provide additional grain storage to maintain their market share, they would be building an additional 3.5 million bushel grain storage facility. The Council assured company representatives that since the abateWul-Wee (aka Dave Ritzert) and Kipper (aka Hadi Shriner Eric Kippenbrock) clown around and make balloon toys for the young and ment has been officially requested, young at heart to help celebrate the15th anniversary of the Children’s work could begin on the project. The amount to be spent on the projLearning Center of Posey County on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

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, to orientation on March 15, 2011. Please call the school office at 673-6617 if you questions.

MVJHS musical set The cast for the junior high musical this spring - Enchanted Sleeping Beauty - has been determined. 56 students have roles in the production. Performance dates are Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. and Sat., April 19, at 3 p.m. More information will be provided as we get closer to the production dates.

ect was questioned by the council. Representatives on hand could not answer the question since the paperwork had been filled out by Cargill officials. The current request appears to be for $7.5 million for real estate and another $5 million for equipment, for a total of $12.5 millions. The company representative indicated that the project would probably mean the addition of three employees. In other business: •County assessor Nancy Hoehn was on hand and reported that work is well ahead of schedule in her office and that her office will be proactive and aggressive in oil and gas production taxing in Posey County. She indicated the benchmark for the current date is to be at about 25 percent complete and that her office’s work currently stands at approximately 50 percent complete. Hoehn also said she will be checking records with the Department of Natural Resources in an effort to make sure taxes are being properly paid on gas and oil production. She indicated that letters will be going out to give producers an opportunity to make corrections to reports currently on file. •The Council proved the appointment of Harold Morgan to the Alexandrian Public Library Board.

Saturday soup supper to help blind New Harmony student attend convention

Family program is March 1 Mount Vernon High School, in cooperation with Youth First and Safe Schools/Healthy Students, will be hosting a Strengthening Families program beginning Tuesday, March 1. The program is a free nine-week program for youth (ages 10-14) and their families. This program can benefit every family as it is all about taking families and making them stronger. Each session includes: free family dinner, door prizes, daycare for young siblings, homework club for siblings, and an awesome final incentive for program completion. To register or for more information, call Denise Schultz at 421-8336, or dschultz@

Annual SWCD is tonight The Annual Meeting of the Posey County Soil and Water Conservation District will be held Tuesday, March 1 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Holy Angels Catholic Center in New Harmony. Hans Kok will be the guest speaker. The evening consists of an awards presentation, brief business meeting, supervisor election and dinner.

Easter Seals Special Events/Communications Coordinator Chelsea Schmidt (L) poses with Sophie Grace Weinzapel (R), a first grader at St. Philip School. The daughter of Greg and Julie Weinzapfel, Sophie has been named the local Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center child representative. She was present with Schmidt at a St. Philip School assembly on Friday afternoon to promote disability awareness.

DUI crackdown slated

Weinzapfel to represent Easter Seals

Beginning Friday, March 4, Indiana State Police at the Evansville District will join more than 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies across the Hoosier state in the Drunk Driving. Through March 20, officers will work overtime to conduct highvisibility enforcement activities designed specifically to identify impaired drivers. Motorists will also see an increased number of patrols looking for aggressive drivers and unrestrained motorists during the 17-day enforcement period. In March 2009, there were 41 fatalities on Indiana roadways. Of these, 24 percent involved a driver who was legally intoxicated.

ing his retirement. In other business: •Wastewater Superintendent Rodney Givens reported that his department had received its new five-year permit, costing approximately $335 a year and billed quarterly. He continued and stated that the effluent wet toxicity testing would be more expensive, approximately $2,100. Finally, he referenced the gas station’s request for ground water testing, which is being studied further. •Street Commissioner Roy Maynard reported that the hole at Upton Road and the city limits was caused by a rotted culvert. He said for a few days the road will be down to one lane while it is repaired.

On Friday, Feb. 25, at 1:15 and 1:45 p.m., approximately 193 students at St. Philip School, 3420 Saint Philips Road South in Mount Vernon participated in assemblies featuring the Easter Seals Hop-N-Ing disability awareness program. The children learned about disabilities to show their support for classmate Sophie Grace Weinzapfel, who has a severe/profound hearing loss and receives services at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. Sophie, the 2011 local Easter Seals child representative, is a first grader at St. Philip School and attended the 1:15 p.m. Hop-N-Ing assembly. She is the daughter of Greg and Julie Weinzapfel. On Friday, students participated in the interactive assemblies presented by Chelsea Schmidt, special events and communications coordinator for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. The unique curriculum uses a set of dolls with a variety of disabilities to encourage role-playing and discussions. In the days to come, students will participate in the second phase of

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By Pam Robinson The Church of the Nazarene, located at 531 E. Steammill St. in New Harmony, is hosting a special soup supper this Saturday, March 5. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will help sponsor six Southwestern Indiana families visiting Orlando this July 3-8 for the National Federation of the Blind Convention. The featured homemade soups are chili, potato, and vegetable, served alongside one of a variety of sandwiches. Dessert and drink (tea or lemonade) will be included in the supper also. Diners may eat inside at the church fellowship hall or ask for carryout. There is no set price for admission. Instead, donations will be collected. Members of Church of the Nazarene, Dave and Jeanette Sturgell and their family will travel to the July convention to learn more about how they can promote independence for their 9-year-old daughter Taengkwa, who they brought home to New Harmony from Thailand in August 2007. She is the youngest member of the Sturgell family, which includes three birth children—daughters Parker (14) and Brooke (16) and son Jake (18). It will be their first trip to the convention along with four families from Gibson County and one family from Warrick County. Although Taengkwa is enrolled at New Harmony School, she receives special services and studies at Haubstadt Community School with visual instruction teacher Jeanie Lee. In the third grade now, Taengkwa reads and is still learning Braille. Mom Jeanette underscores that Taengkwa’s skill in reading Braille will make her 70 percent more employable when she reaches adulthood. A preemie, Taengkwa didn’t receive treatment for her fragile, underdeveloped eyes and thus lost her sight. A foster family in Thailand brought her into their home from the neighboring Bangkok orphanage when she was five months old. Starting at age 3, she studied in a boarding school, coming home to her foster family only on weekends. Although the boarding school helped its students to learn self-care in hygiene, no other skills were taught to the visually impaired, such as using a cane or reading Braille. Jeanette says it’s common to see the blind begging in Thailand, where no social services are provided. When the Sturgells brought the then 5-year-old Taengkwa to their New Harmony home, she could express three needs—I’m hungry, I’m thirsty and Mommy, toilet. Within six months, she was speaking English well and navigating the house well. Today, Taengkwa speaks perfectly, but is working on comprehension. By 8th grade, she will catch up to her peers in comprehension as well. She can see only light—and perhaps shadows. Jeanette says she either sees shadows or hears the echo off vehicles and farm machinery since she rides her tricycle around an “obstacle course” without running into anything. “She’s been so much fun,” Jeanette says. “She’s also appreciative of things we take for granted.”

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Retrospective ................. A4 Legals ............................. B5 Classifieds ................ B6-8

Go to Community ........... A5 Social ...................... A6 Deaths ................... A3 Sports ................... B1-5 School ............... A8-9 Business/Ag ......... A10



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You can have the side effects, I’ll just go ahead and die For quite some time, I have not liked the direction American health care has been traveling. It began a year or two before I lost my mother TRUTH... when I began to learn that STRANGER unless you are proactive in THAN your health care or in the FICTION care of those you love, you are just not going to get BY DAVE PEARCE much attention. I was always more than satisfied with the care I received from my long-time physician Doctor Matthew Lee in Mount Vernon. He visited me when he didn’t even have to when my heart decided to quit beating on Sept. 8, 2004. He took a common sense approach to medicine and it worked out very well for the both of us until a move to Henderson forced me to go to a doctor nearer my home. But being the primary caregiver for my mother opened a whole new world of medicine for me. It seems there are no longer family practice physicians anymore. For every problem you have, you are sent to a specialist in the field and this new doctor apparently knows little to nothing about you except for the current problem. I have been amazed lately at the television commercials for new medications. Just last night I listened as one of the final dis-

claimers of a new medication said “please tell your doctor if you have had heart problems.” Excuse me…should my doctor not already know if I have heart problems? Last time I checked, he had M.D. behind his name and I was writing the checks for my care. Has that situation been reversed? If so, my doctor is several hundred dollars in arrears. But it’s not just the one disclaimer. Who in their right mind would want to try one of the new drugs they are advertising now. It seems that all the side effects disclaimers involve a chance of blindness or high blood pressure or some other undesirable problem and many, yes I did say many, say that the medication has been known to cause death. Wow, Bob Jones, serve me up some grape Kool Aid! That should take care of it! And then there’s the one we all hear about, “if you have an erection lasting more than four hours, please consult your physician.” Excuse me? If I have an erection lasting more than four hours at my age, my contact will be with the Guinness Book of Records, not my physician. “Please check with your doctor to see if you are healthy enough for sexual activity.” No comment!

Then there’s the antidepressant side effects which almost always include a chance for increase in suicidal thoughts. If that happens, please contact your physician. Other side effects include Nausea, Insomnia, Anxiety, Restlessness, Decreased sex drive, Dizziness, Weight gain or loss, Tremors, Sweating, Sleepiness, Fatigue, Dry mouth, Diarrhea, Constipation, and Headaches. I only thought I was depressed before! This past week, my older sister was attending her grandson’s wrestling match at St. Matthews and fell on the steps on the way out of the school. An ambulance came and it appeared that she got just about as good and prompt care as one could have asked for. It didn’t take long for doctors to let the family know that her hip was, indeed, broken. She would be admitted that night and surgery would probably be performed the following day. As many members of the family made their way to the hospital at the appointed time (around 2:30), circumstances apparently beyond everyone’s control made it impossible for her surgery until well after 9 p.m. that evening. Hey, if an emergency came in, by all means, address it. With some pain medication, despite hunger, she was able to make it.

But what was particularly disturbing was when her “hospitalist” (a name for the doctor who replaces your regular doctor while you are hospitalized) came into the room. This was along about 3 o’clock. He stood over her bed and in somewhat broken English asked, “How vas da surgery?” Excuse me sir but there has been no surgery performed yet, I explained. “Ve consider dis a livesafing surgery,” he said. “Iv you decide not to have it, you vill be dead in less than six months.” “Newsflash,” I thought, as I watched my sister’s reaction. There had never been a question as to whether or not my sister was planning to have the surgery. As a matter of fact, she probably walks more each day than I do, exercising around Birdland in Mount Vernon. “Iv you decide to ‘ave the surgery, chances are you vill get betta,” he continued. Wow, I think I could have passed at least that portion of medical school. I’ve just about decided that when I reach the point of not being able to make my own decisions, turn me loose in a pharmacy or a liquor store…or better yet, a pharmacy that sells liquor. My chances of getting well are probably just about as good and I will be feeling better if it is my time to go!

Even today, youngsters soon learn who butters the toast My husband Jim and I finally got caught. showed good manners. I can’t remember a For nearly three years now, since our daugh- single time when I handed a student a soda ter Jessica entered sixth grade at Mount Ver- that I didn’t hear a thank you. Sweethearts were hoping to steal non Junior High School, we’ve a kiss when Assistant (conveniently) been out of town Principal Kyle Jones or otherwise occupied when junior FOR THE wasn’t watching, high dances were held. This past RECORD and sometimes, they week, our “perfect” record was swayed just a little too upset by MVJHS teacher Tammy close during the slow Schneider, the sponsor of Builders BY PAM dances. Red-faced, Club (a junior Kiwanis), of which ROBINSON they quickly backed my daughter is a member. Anyone who knows the ever-gracious off when Jones made a parting motion with Mrs. Schneider can understand how it’s im- his hands. One of the parents reported that some kids possible to refuse any of her requests. So after eight decades combined away from a were running laps around the gym when she school dance floor, Jim and I agreed even made her rounds. The energy burst undoubtcheerfully (after all, Mrs. Schneider asked) edly arose from raging hormones aggravated to help chaperone Friday night’s seventh and by generous doses of sugar chased by cafeighth grade dance that the Builders Club feine. After all, we ran out of homemade Twinkies and Mountain Dew. sponsored. By the time I made my round (and grantMrs. Schneider explained that we parent chaperones, seven total, would work conces- ed, one round was enough for me), I was sions and occasionally scope out the dance pleased to see kids doing group dances, floor. Needless to say, times have changed especially since my daughter’s boyfriend since Jim and I did the sock hop. Girls don’t couldn’t make it to the dance. No wall flowwear dresses, and guys don’t slick back ers were holding up the concrete blocks. The their hair. These kids ate cookies and drank kids were enjoying good old-fashioned clean soda as much as they danced—and the guys fun. The police officer on duty at the dance made easy money. Absolutely no disturbance weren’t buying. Still, I couldn’t help but reflect that some of any kind took place. Some folks may worry about the younger things never change. Both girls and guys

for 2011. We are committed to ensuring that our Mount Vernon children will continue to receive the best education possible at Mount Vernon schools as we work through the state funding changes for Indiana schools. However, we need your help to ensure that the future of the MSD of Mount Vernon is not jeopardized. Contact your legislators today, and encourage them to oppose the funding cuts for the MSD of Mount Vernon in HB1001. If you have any other questions, please contact Superintendent Tom Kopatich at 833-5124. Senator James Tomes can be contacted at 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400, or via email at Representative Wendy McNamara can be reached at 800-382-9841 or 317-232-3827, or via email at Sincerely, Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon School Board-Heather Allyn, Randy R. Boyer, Beth Mc Fadin Higgins, Brian Jeffries, and Katherine Weinzapfel

Gavel Gamut’s “What we know for sure” My friend Sam Blankenship says what we do not know causes us less harm than what we know for sure that is not so. In other words, ignorance is less dangerous than arrogance or, more kindly, a closed mind. When I went to college in the Sixties, iconoclasm was the Holy Grail of academic culture. Whatever had been traditional wisdom was deemed by the trend setters of the Sixties to be untrendy. I, and almost every college student I knew, bought this whole package without so much as a nod to the facts. Past cultural values such as rites of passage and honoring society’s traditions were dismissed as so much legerdemain by the professors and pundits. A sure way to receive a good grade in an English literature, history, psychology, sociology, political science or humanities class was to denigrate established

common among their elders, but somehow they’re learning to tolerate it. After all, they know who supplies the soda.

Guest Editorial

Wisconsin Unions vs. Governor Walker: A Battle for the Soul of America

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Our state legislators have proposed a state budget, currently being considered in House Committee, which would drastically cut funding for the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon. This proposal reallocates the school funding formula so that it cuts funding for small and declining-enrollment school systems. The current proposal would cut the MSDMV General Fund by $2,031,000 in 2012 and another $637,000 in 2013. You can expect to see and hear more about this and other school legislation over the next few weeks. Fortunately, this state budget, HB1001, is still a proposal and can be changed and improved as it moves through the legislature, but we need to be contacting our legislators now. With a combination of staff reductions over the past few years and the recently announced salary cuts, the MSD of Mount Vernon now stands on a solid financial footing

generation, but I just think they’re old fuddie duddies. Of course, teens are still embarrassed by the annoying habit of breathing

mores. And a quick road to a bad grade was to intimate anyone who was already dead ever knew anything.

GAVEL GAMUT BY JUDGE JIM REDWINE One of the most maligned cultural values was the tradition of honoring those who died with a public display. Evelyn Waugh even wrote a best seller entitled The Loved One which excoriated every aspect of the great American funeral. While we might marvel at the creation of the pyramids, the purposes for which they were created, eternal life and cathartic release, were laughed at and the expenditure of labor and treasure was deplored. But as we waste billions on ineffectual security mea-

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sures and continue to make new enemies out of old friends, we might want to revisit what we know for sure that is not so. And a decent respect for the great civilizations of history such as the Egyptians, Meades and Persians, Babylonians and other marvelous cultures to whom we owe so much may suggest we still have a great deal to gain from studying them. Those great societies paid homage to their dead with celebrations and architecture. Their dominance lasted thousands of years and their influence is felt yet today. We in America have been ascendant on the world stage for only about one hundred years. That pales next to the Egyptian preservation of their dead. But, what about us, what do we have to learn from ancient traditions such as burials? Perhaps next week we can discuss the benefits from such activities.

By: Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson It is hard to overstate what is at stake in the dramatic showdown between Wisconsin’s teachers and their Republican governor and legislature. The political and economic course of our country hinges on how the issue of public-sector unions is resolved, in Wisconsin and elsewhere. For the sake of our country’s political and economic future, Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues need to prevail in the current contest with the Wisconsin teachers’ union and their allies. That isn’t easy for me to say. As an educator, I have great respect for all those (and they are many) in my chosen profession who capably and even brilliantly serve our nation’s youth. The fact is, though, that the status quo is untenable. The budget crunch isn’t merely a projected crisis some 30 years in the future. Right now, several state and local governments are careening toward fiscal disaster. There are many factors, of course, but a major one is that retirement plans for public-sector workers are spectacularly underfunded, perhaps by as much as $3 trillion nationwide. Governor Walker is being cast as the ogre for proposing to avert the onrushing flood of red ink, but the blame properly belongs to his predecessors who made unaffordable and unkeepable promises. All but the most zealous ideologues will admit that you can’t spend what you don’t have, and even some Wisconsin teachers are now indicating a willingness to help balance the state’s budget by contributing more to their pension and health benefits. Politically, this battle is the ultimate partisan clash. Unions and the Democratic Party are joined at the hip. Unions collect mandatory dues from their members, then contribute massive financial and human support to the electoral campaigns of their political allies (overwhelmingly Democrats). Democrat office-holders repay these favors by granting unions generous legislated benefits, both monetary and in the form of rules that strengthen the political power of union officials. Wisconsin’s Democratic senators took the extraordinary step of fleeing the state in what appears to be a desperate ploy to preserve the flood of union money coming to them, while Republicans seem every bit as hopeful of reducing the flow of tax dollars to their political opponents. Indeed, it is the use of tax dollars to lobby for more government spending, and thus for more taxes, that is the crux of the problem. Public-sector unionism is the ultimate conflict of interest, because the necessary objec-





tive of these unions is to capture control of the very legislatures that vote on their compensation packages. Even the strongly pro-union Franklin Roosevelt believed that key tactics employed by private-sector unions were inappropriate for workers on the public payroll. In his words, The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service due to distinct and insurmountable limitations. I share FDR’s conviction that, in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, those who work for the government must be servants of the people. When public-sector unions threaten to withhold their services unless the taxpayers, through their elected representatives, pay up, it creates a process of political extortion by which the majority of citizens is made subservient to the public-employee minority. This is the way things work under feudalism or socialism, but is the exact inverse of the proper order in a truly democratic republic. Some have called the Republican proposals in Wisconsin union busting. This is inaccurate. Walker is proposing to reform unions, not to abolish them. He seeks to make the payment of union dues voluntary instead of compulsory. If teachers believe that what the union leadership is doing is worthwhile, they can continue to support those activities through voluntary contributions. If, on the other hand, Republican teachers would rather not contribute to Democratic candidates, they could follow their conscience and opt out. In a democratic republic, people should be free from being coerced into supporting candidates and causes to which they are opposed. What is really at stake in the Wisconsin donnybrook is whether individual liberty or government power has the upper hand in our country. We are witnessing a battle for the soul of the republic. Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson is an adjunct faculty member, economist, and fellow for economic and social policy with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College.

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OBITUARIES E Eleanor Uhde Eleanor Uhde, 80, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. She was born June 18, 1930 in Carmi, Ill., the daughter of Roy and Hattie (Vaughan) Leathers. She had served as a legal secretary in Carmi until she moved to Mount Vernon to marry Don in 1957. Eleanor has held several Trinity United Church of Christ leadership positions at Trini and had also served on the State Women Committee Indiana Farm Bureau District #9. She had been a Cub Scout and 4-H Leader at which time she served as a food judge for area 4-H Fairs. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, working with stamps and making her own greeting cards. Eleanor loved to decorate cakes and had created several for weddings throughout the years. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Roy Leathers Jr. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 53 years, Don Uhde; son, David (Diann) of Mount Vernon, son, Darrel (Lisa) of Evansville; grandchildren, Rebecca, Joshua, and Justin Uhde all of Mount Vernon, Phillip and Amanda Salomon of Evansville; sister, Francis Cook of Carmi, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Deaconess Hospice and Dr. Matthew Lee. Funeral service were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 28, 2011, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 505 Mulberry St. in Mount Vernon, Ind., with the Rev. Cynthia Priem officiating and burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon and continued from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or Deaconess Hospice. Condolences may be made online at

Helen Marie Brown Helen Marie Brown, 90, passed from her earthly home to join her Lord and Savior on February 22, 2011. She was born to Brantley and Linnie (Crabtree) McDonald of rural Posey County on August 25, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband husband, Allen; a daughter daughter, Sharon Friedman; brothers, Connie, John and Nimrod McDonald. Survivors include her son, Roy (Sharon) Brown; granddaughters; Roshay (Paul) Higginbotham, Stephanie (Ryan) Linnehan, Cindy (Don) Moser, Shelly Friedman (Mark); grandson, Gary (Theresa) Friedman; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; sister, Betty Davis; several nieces and nephews. Helen Marie loved life to the fullest as was displayed in her caring and engaging actions. She always had a gentle, compassionate smile for those around her. She would especially beam when she was around her family and children. Her life and poetry reflected her strong and abiding faith in her heavenly Father. She had many interests and hobbies that occupied her time after her husband passed away in 1969. She enjoyed painting, writing poetry, sewing, crafting, birdwatching, playing on the computer and viewing the grandeur of God’s creation. She was loved and endeared by those who knew her and has left many treasured memories. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville. Visitation was Thursday, February 24 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Owensville (Building Fund). Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Leza Louise Temple Violet Fallowfield Violet Fallowfield, 78, of Poseyville, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born April 4, 1932, in Evansville, Ind. She was of the Methodist faith, and enjoyed crocheting and cooking. Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde “Sonny” Fallowfield; parents Isabe Pickerill; sister, Bobbie parents, Richard and Isabelle Burgess; son-in-law, Larry Wade; and daughter-in-law, Jean Fallowfield. She is survived by sons, Ronald (Karen) and Roy Fallowfield, of Poseyville, Ind.; daughter, Marie (Jerry) Freihaut, of Boonville, Ind.; grandchildren, Daniel Fallowfield, Robert “Bobby” Fallowfield, Jamie (John) Freihaut, Auburn Wade, Ryan Fallowfield and Brandi Fallowfield; eight stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Crook, of Evansville, Ind.; Carol Sue Hansen, of Griffin, Ind.; brother, Richard Pickerill Jr. of Houston, Texas; and nieces and nephews. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Danny Risinger, with burial at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends visited Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Harmony Healthcare Activities Center, 251 Hwy. 66, New Harmony, IN 47631. Condolences may be made online at www.Alex

Edna (Folz) Schenk Edna (Folz) Schenk, 76, passed away, Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, at her home. She was a graduate of Mater Dei High School and a member of St. Philip Catholic Church. She and her husband, Richard, were honored in 2007 as Brute Society members. Edna loved to quilt, play cards, and most importantly, spend time with her childre children and grandchildren. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Otillia Folz; sister, Karen Folz; and brother, Steven Folz. Edna is survived by her husband, Richard, of 55 years; three sons, Mark (Sharon), Pat (Debbie) and Brian (Karen); and daughter, Laura (Mike) Greenwell, all of St. Philip; thirteen grandchildren, Rachel (Jeff) Reed, Casey (Courtney) Schenk, Lindsey and Kelsey Schenk, Amanda Schenk and Allison (Jeff) Hatfield, Meghann, Mallory and Matthew Schenk, Natalie, Audrey, Kurt and Sam Goebel; four great-grandchildren, Madison Schenk, Joe Crowe, Abigal Hatfield and Kya Fisher. She is also survived by three stepgrandchildren, Emily, Laura and Rachel Greenwell; and two stepgreatgrandchildren, Kendall and Carson Reed. Also surviving are sisters, Martha Scheller, HelenWeinzapfel, Sister Dolores Folz, Mary Ann Weinzapfel; and brothers, Frank, Rich, Hank and Jim Folz. The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Deaconess Hospice, especially the in-home care provided by Lori and Nancy. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to St. Philip Catholic Church. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Philip Catholic Church, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 until 8 p.m. on Monday, at Pierre Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday, at the church. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Persons unable to attend may leave online condolences at www.pierrefu





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Leza Temple, 50 of Chicago, Ill., passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Brighton, Michigan. Her husband, Lyle Temple survives her. She was born May 28, 1960 in Hollywood, Calif., to the late Tom Land and Ruth (Land) Fulwider of Mount Vernon. Leza was a Corporate Meeting Planner for Marketing Market Innovators in Chicago, Ill. She was an avid Team Ferrari, Formula One racing fan. She enjoyed being, and was a respected moderator of forums for for Formula One racing. She is survived by her husband, Lyle of Chicago, Ill., and his family in Dublin, Ireland; her mother, Ruth Fulwider of Mount Venron, Ind.; her brother, Lee Land of Brighton, Mich.; her sister, Kristy Vaughn of Jasper, Ind.; 3 nieces and one nephew. Her maternal grandparents were the late Nim and Eloise McDonald of Mount Vernon, Ind. Leza will be cremated at Keehn Kelly funeral home, Brighton, Mich. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held March 2, 2011, in Brighton, Mich. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children research hospital ( or Tree house spay/ neuter clinic, Chicago, Ill. (www.treehouseanimals. org)

Gladys Gloria Black Gladys Gloria Black age 84 of Mount Vernon, died Sunday evening February 27, 2011, at the Mount Vernon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 1, 1926, in Blanco, Okla., the daughter of James Glenn and Minnie Evie (Strange) Robinson. Mrs. Black retired in 1988 from the dietary department at Deaconess Hospital. Hosp She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Janis Black of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, the Rev. Robert Deron Black of Mount Vernon and Andrea Beth Freeland of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Marriah Elizabeth Black and Ethan Josiah Black. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Allen Robinson and Coy Dale Robinson and one sister, Mildred Turner. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday March 2, 2011, at Bellefontaine Cemetery with Rev. Robert Deron Black officiating. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund. The Austin~Stendeback Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Julia Lee Linford Julia Lee Linford, 73, of Mount Vernon, Ind., died on January 25, 2011, at her home. She was born on January 3, 1938, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Herman and Mildred (Ridens) Hanmore. She married Joeseph Linford on February 15, 1985 in Bethel, Connecticut and he survives. Mrs. Linford was a homemaker. She belonged to the Moose Club and the Eagles. She was a Catholic. She loved her devoted husband, Joe; spending time with her grandchildren, playing Clabber, reading and being amused by her cats. In addition to her husband, Joe, she is survived by one son and daughter-in- law, Scott and Annie Bickham, of New York; two daughters, Karen Bickham and Victoria Linford, both of Mount Vernon; also survived by a step-daughter and spouse, Jessica Linford Keaty and Tom Keaty of Chicago, four grandchildren, Stephanie Collins, Samuel and Grace Bickham, and Addisyn Linford. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at the Austin-Stendeback Family Funeral Homein Mount Vernon. On-line condolences may be left at www.austinfuner

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Pictured left to right: Lydia Holderness, Loretta Dunlap, Mary Kuper, Pamela Barnett, Alice Huebner and Audry Hunt enjoyed lunch from Southern Ride BBQ, Wednesday, February 23 at New Harmonie Healthcare Center. Pictured from left to right, Geneva Hall, Ruth Nowling and Alice Huebner hold some of the many donations to the Posey Humane Society fundraiser at New Harmonie Healthcare Center on Thursday, February 24.

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Marijon Davis received the Poseyville Kiwanis Club Community Leader Award. Marijon accepted the award also for her husband, David who died in 1998. NASCAR fans were stunned by the death of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. who died during the closing laps of the Daytona 500 last weekend. Condolence books were signed by local fans and sent to North Carolina for the funeral services. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Uhde of Mount Vernon will be celebrating their seventieth wedding anniversary. Paul and Connie Osborne of Fort Branch, Indiana were Marian Saalweachter is honored during the Posey County Co-op’s annual meeting for the winners of a new Dodge having 12 family members who are graduates of Purdue University. Photo by Dave Pearce pick-up truck in the North Posey Booster Club Raffle. Five finalists for the annual Hagemann Award for Musical If it’s news have been selectSelection by Zach Straw to you, it is newss Performance ed. They are Ashley Cosby, to us! Send it in! Jennifer Elpers, Stacia Jeffers, Jaley Montgomery, and Ryan Call 682-3950 O’Neil.

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Kathy Nestrick was crowned North Posey’s basketball homecoming queen prior to the North Posey-Pike Central game. Congratulations to Todd Pepmeier, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pepmeier, winner of the sixth grade American History essay contest sponsored by the General John Gibson Chapter of the D.A.R. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Williams of Poseyville will be celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary with a reception at the Poseyville Christian Church. North Posey’s 1966 basketball team will hold their 20 year reunion at Friday night’s North Posey-New Harmony game. The 1966 squad is the only team in North Posey history to win a sectional title. The Mount Vernon Wildcats will go face-to-face with the North Posey Vikings in the opening game of the Princeton sectional next Wednesday.

Burton’s Nursing Home in Cynthiana has begun work on a new wing on the west side of the building which will house seven patient rooms, a day room, and a bath. Local girl scouts have launched their seventh annual cookie sales. The 1961 cookie sales feature chocolate mints, crunchy Savanah peanut cookies, four flavor creams, and Scot Teas sugar cookies. This week over 2,302,000 4-Hers in America will be celebrating National 4-H Club Week. In Posey County, several special 4-H Week activities are being planned. Evansville Bosse captured the 1961 Evansville sectional crown by beating the Rex Mundi Monarchs. Earlier in the week, the New Harmony Rappites upset the North Posey Vikings 52-47 in sectional play while Rex Mundi pulled out a 73-70 win over Mount Vernon.

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DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Put the bacon and ham into a food processor and pulse briefly 3-4 times to chop fine. Do not purée. Place the mixture in a large bowl with the remaining meatball ingredients and mix well to combine. Using your hands, form meatballs anywhere from 1-inch to 2-inches in diameter. The smaller diameter meatballs will make for easier eating if you are making them for an appetizer for a party. Larger meatballs will work well for a main course. 3. Arrange the meatballs in a casserole pan and put in the oven for about 1 hour for 2-inch diameter meatballs, or 30-40 minutes for 1-inch diameter meatballs.These meatballs are pretty forgiving, but look for an internal temperature of about 165° or so. 4. Make the glaze when you put the meatballs in the oven. Mix all the ingredients except the corn starch in a small pot and bring to a boil. Whisk in the corn starch and simmer 1-2 minutes. 5. Baste the meatballs once they have cooked for 20 minutes, then again at 40 minutes for larger meatballs or at 10 minutes and 20 minutes if you are making small meatballs, and then again at 5 minutes before they’re done.. Serve by themselves as a party appetizer, or on pineapple rings. Makes 20-60 meatballs, depending on the size.


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BJ is a grey 6 month old male DSH kitten. BJ came in with a litter of kittens. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. 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 838-3211 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. PHS is now taking orders for Ribs and Pork loins. Ribs are $ 25 and Pork Loins are $20. Pick up will be on March 19th at Posey County Co-op, Mt. Vernon from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grilling is by Darrin Seitz. Orders must be in by March 12th. If you are interested in placing an order, please call the shelter at 812-838-3211

Martha Hornback, Brian Laws, Jeff Hofman, Phil Williams, Matt Mills and Camryn Lansdell. March 7 - John Lang, Ralph W. Becher, Patrick Seibert, Kyle Hon and Kenny Kuebler. 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@ Have Questions for us? Call 1-812-838-5200


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COM COMMUNITY MM MUNITY Easter Seals, from Page 1A the Hop-N-Ing. They will raise pledges based on the number of times they can hop in three minutes. The funds will be donated to underwrite therapy sessions for tri-state children and adults served by the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. The entire Hop-N-Ing curriculum (including dolls, scripts, stories, and a video) is available on a loaned basis to area preschool and elementary teachers. Area teachers who

want more information about the Hop-N-Ing disability awareness curriculum may contact Chelsea Schmidt, at 812-492-0667. The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center ensures that people with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play. The Center provides services for approximately 5,000 individuals from 30 area counties, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay for therapy services.

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Outgoing President of the Alexandrian Public Library Board of Trustees, Don Snyder, presents Kathy Kanowsky with a handcrafted bookcase to recognize her years of service on the APL Board of Trustees. Kanowsky served as a Trustee for 16 years.

New Harmony Theatre holds auditions Elliot Wasserman, the new producing artistic director for New Harmony Theatre, will hold local auditions for the 2011 summer shows by appointment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, February 20, 2011, in the Mallette Studio Theatre (LA 0105) on the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center on

APL News Teddy Bear Ball March 5 at 10:30 a.m. For members of the Teddy Bear Reading Club only. We will do lots of music and movement activities and enjoy refreshments. If you plan on attending this event, please let us know by March 1 by calling the library at 8383286. Teen Advisory Board Meeting March 7 at 3:30 p.m. We meet every other Monday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. For those in grades 6-12. Sew Happy March 9 and 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 University of Southern Indiana campus. Summer shows include Lost in Yonkers, running June 17-26, The 39 Steps, running July 8-July 17, and the a capella musical Avenue X, running July 22-August 7. Males who look 12 to 17 years of age are needed for roles in Lost in Yonkers. Ac-

By Stanley Campbell the fun! Photography Show Registration Begins March 10 at 9 a.m. First day to enter photographs in the Honoring Posey County Pho-tographers exhibition. Quilting Class March 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring your own machine, and sewing sup-plies and we will have the pattern. (Samples are at the Information Desk). This program is free. 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.

The Alexandrian Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of ten new laptop computers wi-fi enabled for public use. These laptops are the result, in part, of a generous grant award of over $7,000 by the Posey County Community Foundation to fund a Laptop Learning Lab at the library. While not in use as instructional tools, library patrons may use the laptops on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Patrons are required to be 21 or older to have access and must have a library account that is in good standing. Anyone utilizing a laptop must present a valid photo identification that will be retained by the library until the laptop is returned. Patrons may check out laptops for two consecutive hours daily and are not allowed to remove them from the library. These laptops are equipped to perform independently of the library

tors should prepare a oneminute monologue. Actors auditioning for Avenue X are expected to sing a capella. Character breakdowns can be found on the New Harmony Theatre website at If there is an organization of any kind lookemploy.asp. Call 812/465- ing for a service project, the Mount Vernon 1635 to arrange an appoint- Homeless Shelter is in dire need of the followment time. ing items; laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper towels, shampoo, toilet paper, deodorant, feminine products, any type of cleaning supplies, along with razors, dish soap, tooth-

security and are therefore unrestricted. Patrons must also read and sign a laptop checkout agreement before receiving a laptop. It is not possible to print or save from these laptops so users are advised to bring their own USB device should they desire to save any information. For additional information concerning the use and/ or availability of the laptops please come to the Circulation Desk or call 838-3286.

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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 nonprofit organization, so you may deduct the value of your donation on your income tax if you itemize deductions.

brushes and toothpaste. Any products can be dropped off at the Black Township Trustee Office at 5773 Industrial Road in Mount Vernon, Indiana, (8383851) or at St. Matthew’s Church Office at 421 Mulberry Street in Mount Vernon, Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 until 4 p.m.

Arts Council seeks nominations for awards The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is issuing a call for nominations for the 2011 Arts Awards, including the prestigious Mayor’s Arts Award. The other categories eligible for awards include Artist of the Year, Young Artist of theYear, Arts Educator, Arts Advocate, and the Corporate Arts Award, as well as the seven county awards representing the region served by the Arts Council of SW Indiana: Gibson, Knox, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Warrick and Vanderburgh. The award winners will be

WMI News March is Women’s History Month, and the WMI will celebrate by remembering famous women in New Harmony’s history. The first lady to be commemorated is Gertrude Rapp, granddaughter of Harmony Society founder and leader George Rapp. Gertrude was born in Harmony, Pennsylvania in 1808. Harmony was the first home of the Harmony So-

selected in June and the Arts Award Banquet will be held on September 1, 2011. The Arts Council's annual Arts Awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations who have made a significant contributions to the arts. Dating back to 1981, the Mayor’s Arts Award has recognized residents of Vanderburgh County and Evansville whose contributions to the arts have had an exceptional impact on the community. Consideration for this award is given to individuals who have exhib-

ited long-standing support and life-long interest in the arts. You can download the 2011 nomination form and guidelines by clicking on the link on our website: www.artswin.evansville. net Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery business hours, M – F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call the ACSWI office at 812-422-2111 to receive a form in the mail or if you have any questions about the nomination process. The deadline for the nominations is Thursday, May 19 by 5 p.m.

By Sherry Graves ciety in the United States. Having left Germany for religious freedom, they established Harmony in 1804 and lived there until 1814. In 1814 they traveled west and established our town. They remained here for 10 years. So it is here that Gertrude grew up. From seven to seventeen, Gertrude and her fellow Harmonists called New Harmony home. John Duss, author and last trustee of the Harmony Society wrote: “Little Gertrude was always in high favor not only with her grandfather, but with the entire Society. The leading men, such as Frederick Rapp, John L. Baker, and R. L. Baker, when absent on business trips to Philadelphia, New York, and other points, always wrote letters to Gertrude...Her education comprised the German, English and French languages; mathematics, painting, embroidery, and the manufacture of wax fruits and flowers. Her passion was music, and in this she received careful training, both vocal and instrumental.” By the time the Harmonists moved back to Pennsylvania to establish their third and final community of Economy, Gertrude was a young woman. Eager to make a contribution to the society, Gertrude championed the idea of silk making and eventually became an expert in the field. Under her watchful eye, the Harmonists won national recognition as silk makers. But why was Gertrude so taken with the idea of silk making? In The Harmonists and Their Silk Experiences, Kristin Shutts states the following:

Gertrude Rapp was an avid reader of many silk journals and we know that Frederick Rapp communicated with several of the silk societies. Thus, it seems reasonable to assume that the Harmonists' decision to begin to produce silk was partially born out of a desire to try their own hand at doing what so many others were attempting to do at the time and a desire to support American industry. Gertrude Rapp was a firm believer in importance of establishing a silk industry in America. She said that the silk industry was a "new and most important branch of National Industry, convince every Patriot, that our own and our own peoples hands themselves can produce and manufacture this so highly beloved article of luxury, with which we are so fond to adorn ourselves, and in a garment of which if thus obtained, one may justly feel a noble pride, but if the product of foreign hands, we have the best reason in the world, to feel a noble shame, when we reflect, that by the way of obtaining it, we have so much and so unpatriotically contributed to squander our national treasure, burden, our country with enormous debt, and there by lay the sure foundation of ruin and misery...". Therefore, Gertrude was not only a pioneer in the silk industry but also very pro-American in sentiment. Through out her long life she remained true to the ideals of the Harmony Society. It is no wonder that after her death it was said, “To have produced even one such character would be enough to honor any community.”

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Pictured from L to R are Amanda McHargue and Amanda Kendall of the Community Action Program of Evansville, or CAPE, and Vicki Campbell, wife of New Harmony Town Council President David Campbell, representing the town council. The three women served a lunch of Vicki’s homemade minestroni soup and sandwiches to participants in the senior health and wellness fair held Friday, Feb. 25, at Don and Cinda Barton Ribeyre Gymnasium in New Harmony. The event was sponDon and Cinda Barton of Wadesville proudly announce sored by the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions, their 40th wedding anniversary they were married March CAPE and the New Harmony Town Council. Photo by Pam Robinson. 5,1971.The family is planning a private celebration.

USI student nurse Sarah Aydt performs a blood pressure check for Rosie Benton at the senior health and wellness fair held Friday, Feb. 25, at Ribeyre Gymnasium in New Harmony. The event was sponsored by the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions, CAPE and the New Harmony Town Council. Photo by Pam Robinson.

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Posey County Co-op marks successful year with annual meeting The Posey County Co-op had another successful year in 2010 giving its annual report to member-stockholders at the Thursday February 24th evening meeting at the Community Center. The Purdue University women’s mu-

sical ensemble, Purduettes, entertained the large group with varied singing arrangements after a great meal prepared by the North Posey Relay for life team and a short business session.

Sales of $70,545,428 resulted in earnings of $4,277,485. The membership received $1,823,000 80% of this in cash or $1,458,000 with the balance going to the General Reserve which will eventually be invested in buildings, equipment, and inventories, and paying Federal income tax of $862,000. The Patronage Refund, Member’s share of the profits, was mailed earlier in the day giving the patrons a rebate in excess of 5 ½ % for all goods and services purchased. Jamie McCorkle of the audit firm Wilcox & McCorkle commented that the Co-op continues to be strong financially and a leader among cooperatives. Tom Weilbrenner, Jerry Schenk, and Chris Mulkey were reelected to serve on the Board of Directors that includes Larry Williams, Alvin Nurrenbern, Albert Schmitz, Jerry Schenk, Charles Mann, Wayne Wiggins, and Bernie Muller. Board Chairman, Tom Weilbrenner, commented on the volatility of the agricultural market place and how the company is dealing with the issues by building a viable organization. Manager, Jim Swinney, complemented

all employees for their dedication and support and thanked the Co-op’s suppliers for their part in this success. SynEnergy Partners, Posey’s partnership with Superior Ag Resources Coop was recognized for their successful first year of operations. SynEnergy makes retail delivery of fuels and LP Gas for both cooperatives and is operated out of offices in Mt. Vernon and Boonville. This company’s purpose is to give member-owners a greater market presence in these businesses and thus a greater opportunity to share in profits, assures a secure supply source, and provides innovative programs. After the tremendously well received presentation by the Purduettes, that included songs for all ages and a rousing rendition recognizing our armed services and of course Hail Purdue, each member family was presented with a gift and went home knowing the company they own and control continues to be major contributor to the communities of which it is a part and a company that has been able to successfully weather these trying economic times.

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By Valerie Werkmeister Parents, teachers, coaches or even clergy members would like to think that child sexual abuse doesn’t happen here. Not in our community. Not to my child. It is a taboo subject that people often find difficult to discuss. Yet, the facts of the matter are staggering and sad. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. The median age for reported sexual abuse is nine-years-old. One way to fight back against this ugly epidemic is to become educated. Ensure that you can recognize signs and react appropriately. Thanks to a joint effort by North Elementary and South Terrace Elementary Schools PTO, a child sexual abuse prevention program is being offered on Monday, March 7. The Stewards of Children education program is free to adults only and will be held from 6 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. at the North Posey High School Auditorium. The program is facilitat-

ed by the Lampion Center and was made possible through a grant from the Posey County Community Foundation. Leeanna Wassmer, North Elementary PTO Secretary, has been instrumental in promoting this program to parents at each of the schools. “I just think this is such an important topic, this is something that we really need to be involved in for our children,”Wassmer said. Participants in the program will hear stories from survivors of child sexual abuse regarding their victimization and healing. They will also learn “The 7 Steps to Protecting Our Children,” a core educational tool for sexual abuse prevention. Participants will also receive a workbook with information to take home. Anyone interested in attending the program should call Leeanna Wassmer at 874-2671 or Emily Morrison, MSW, LCSW of Lampion Center at 471-1776.

‘Meet Your Legislator’ event coming State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) will participate in a traveling ‘Meet Your Legislators’ event in Posey County. The forums will take place on: • March 5, 9 a.m.: Thrall’s Opera House, 612 E. Church St., New Harmony; and • April 9, 9 a.m.: Poseyville Community Center, 25 W. Fletchall St. “I’m excited about this unique effort to meet with the residents of my home county,” Tomes said. “These forums give me the opportunity to hear their thoughts and help ensure I’m repre-

senting our area accurately at the Statehouse.” Tomes said he also has other town hall meetings approaching. All will be conducted in the Browning Meeting Rooms at the Evansville Central Library, located at 200 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.: •Saturday, March 19: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. •Saturday, April 16: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. For more information or to share opinions on legislation, Tomes said constituents may contact him via email at Senator.Tomes@iga. or by phone at 317-232-9489.

Indoor Rummage Sale set at 4-H Center There will be an indoor rummage sale held at the Posey County Community Center on the Posey County Fairgrounds, March 5 from 8 am to noon. There is still vendor booth space


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Fundraiser event set for March 6 Cookin’ Friends (MSD of North Posey Cooks) are Cookin’ for a Cure on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. –1 p.m. at the North Posey Cafeteria. Meal includes Fried Chicken or Baked Boneless Chicken Breast, Chicken Nuggets - 5 pieces (Children), Dressing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Slaw or Applesauce, Roll, Dessert and Tea, Coffee, Milk or Lemonade. Price is $8.75 for adults and $4.50 for children. Carry-outs are available. All money raised will go to the North Posey Relay American Cancer Society

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CHURCH CHURCH HURCH NEWS NEWS St. John’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper set St. John’s Episcopal Church located on the corner of Sixth and Mulberry streets in Mount Vernon will celebrate its traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper on March 8 beginning at 6 p.m. The parish hall is located on the back of the church on the 6th Street entrance. St. John’s would like to extend an invitation to all in the community to attend this Somethins' happening at Mt. Zion! Sunday was another glorious day at Mt. Zion event. Donations given for a General Baptist Church as four were baptized. Pictured are Katie Lutton, who re- meal will benefit St. John’s newed her baptism, Tyler Sellers, Emily Searcy, Mickaela Williamson, and Pastor Rick Youth Group activities. TradiSellers. Photo by Terri Koch

tionally the men of the church prepare the meal with the youth helping as servers. Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the ritual of shriving, when church members would confess their sins to the priest and receive forgiveness before the beginning of the Lenten season. Historically, Shrove Tuesday also marked the beginning of the 40-day Lenten fasting period when the faithful were forbidden by the church to consume meat, butter, eggs and milk. However, if a family had a store of

these foods they all would go bad by the time the fast ended on Easter Sunday. What to do? Solution: Use up the milk, butter and eggs no later than Shrove Tuesday. And so, with the addition of a little flour, the solution quickly presented itself in pancakes. Today, the Shrove Tuesday pancake tradition lives on throughout Western Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia. For more information about St. John’s pancake supper, please call 838-5445.

Holy Angels Church to host dinner Flea Market, Bake Sale set for April 2 The Holy Angels Catholic Church is sponsoring their 14th Annual Chicken & Dumplings Dinner Sunday, march 6 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

at the Catholic Community Center in New Harmony. The meal inlcudes chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing,

St. Peters United Methodist Church, 2800 green beans, carrots, slaw, S. St. Phillips Road, in St. Phillips will hold rolls, dessert and beverage. their second Annual Flea Market and Bake Adults $9 and children age Sale on Saturday April 2, 2011 from 8 a.m. 12 and under $4. Carry-outs available.

until 2 p.m. This will be held in their Community Center Building and will be held rain or shine. Food will be available along with all the items at the market.

Poseyville Christian Church will JUMC to celebrate Women’s Month host World Day of Prayer Service

The United Methodist Women of Johnson United Methodist Church are celebrating “Women’s Month…UMW Style!” They will have a special meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2011, with a business meeting at 1 p.m. and the program at 2 p.m. Their special guest will be Ann Wright, Program Resources chairman for the Southwest District of United Methodist Women.

Persons who would like to attend to hear Ann’s presentation are invited to join us at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program. Everyone is invited to attend and welcome Ann to New Harmony! More information next week on “UMW SUNDAY – MARCH 20!” (Marty Crispino will be serving an Italian lunch to everyone who attends!)

UMW taking orders for ham loaves The United Methodist Women at New Harmony’s Johnson UM Church are currently taking orders for their delicious home made Ham Loaves. Deadline for orders is Sunday, March 13 and may be placed by leaving a message at the church office (812-682-4648) or by calling President Mar-

sha Bailey (812-682-4853). Marsha will be happy to answer any questions regarding this sale. Orders will be ready for pick-up between 10 a.m. and noon on March 16, or 4–6 p.m. on March 17. If these are not convenient times, please make arrangements for a different time when the

order is placed. The loaves are individual serving size, come with the recipe for the special basting sauce, and are priced at $2 each. All proceeds will support the United Methodist Women’ mission projects. The Women appreciate your support.

Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 4, 2011. The women of Chile have written the service around the theme How many loaves have you? They ask us to enter a process that draws us into the Bible, into the context of Chile and into the real situations of our lives and communitites. Together, we are asked to respond to what we have and how we can share it with others. In this past year, Chile has been challenged by a devastating earthquake and the collapse of a mine in which many miners were trapped. Again we are reminded to share our bread

and to receive the bread that is shared with us. On March 4, 2011, let us reach out our hands and hearts to touch the lives of sisters and brothers in Chile and around the world. This year’s services will be held on Friday, March 4, 7 p.m. at Poseyville Christian Church, Main at Cale, Poseyville. Invite your friends, family and communites of faith to join the women of Chile in prayer and song to support women’s ecumencial ministries toward justice, peace, healing and wholeness. The annual offereing will support the work of World Day of Prayer USA and help meet the needs of families who are victims of many

forms of poverty, violence and human trafficking. World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christians of many traditions who come together to observe a commone day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year a different country serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service. World Day of Prayer was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom. For more information, visit

Sermon of the Week: Godly Human/Humanly God By: The Rev. Doris Beckerman, Poseyville Christian Church John 1:1-18; 2/13/11; PCC If you’re like me, you go through life trying to feel or imagine, “What would it really be like to have been with Jesus when he was here on earth?” I know I tend to go back and forth between different images. One image I have is that I am living in Bethany, and because I am a close friend to Mary & Martha, & their brother, Lazarus, I know Jesus as a friend, just like they do. That means I know Jesus as a regular human being—I know his favorite foods, & I hang out when he comes to their house to rest. Another image I have is totally different. I imagine that I am taking a loved one to Jesus to be healed of a terrible disease. I’m right there for the miracle, and I can feel God’s power to bless. Maybe there’s never been any question in your mind about whether Jesus was mostly God, or mostly human, or an equal combination. In the Bible, he’s both--God & human. But over the centuries, some Christians have believed that when Jesus was on earth, he was more human than he was God. Other Christians have believed that Jesus was more God than he was human. In the study of theology, questioning how human or how Godly Jesus was, is called Christology. This is not quite the same argument as questioning of whether Jesus was a real person, or just a myth that some people dreamed up. In the historical Jesus movement, there are Christians who believe that Jesus was just a

myth. But Harry Emerson Fosdick, a theologian and well-known preacher in the first half of the 20th century, wrote a good book about this. In Fosdick’s book, “The Man from Nazareth”, Fosdick took on those who would argue that Jesus was just a myth. Fosdick’s main argument is that Jesus was a real man because people who lived when Jesus did, talked and wrote and acted as though Jesus were a real man. Fosdick’s book reminds us that Jesus impacted lots of people as a real man: the crowds; the scribes, Pharisees, the Sadducees & other Jews; also, his Disciples; and the Apostle Paul. Fosdick points out that Paul lived at the same time as Jesus did, but Paul’s writings do not indicate that he ever met Jesus while Jesus was still on earth. Much of the evidence that Jesus was a real man is in the Bible, but it’s also in the writings of other historians from that era. From the Bible, and these other writings, we know that Jesus was a carpenter, that he loved nature and children, & identified with poor people and outcasts. We know that he got tired and hungry, and that he got angry—when it was appropriate-like when someone was being mistreated in any way. His family thought he was crazy. His church thought he was a heretic, and his government executed him as a traitor. From all this, we can conclude that Jesus was a real human being. Now if we read in the Gospel According to John, in Ch. 1, we have a very good argument

Routine matters dominate school board meeting By Valerie Werkmeister MSD of North Posey School Board members met last Monday and took care of routine business as they approved several Rainy Day Fund transfers. School Supt. Dr. Todd Camp recommended the following transfers to the rainy day fund: $100,000 from the debt service fund; $50,000 from the bus replacement fund and $100,000 from the capital projects fund. In addition, they also approved Camp’s recommendation to transfer $45,000 from the textbook fund to the general fund. Junior high students will now be able to participate in a new tennis program that was approved by the board members. High School Tennis Coach Brandon Barrett submitted a proposal to form a girls’ tennis team and to use the current facilities. However, the team will not be affiliated with other sports North Posey offers. The new tennis program will be self-funded and will not receive corporation funds. According to Barrett, the team will play in the Evansville Junior High Tennis League with most matches being played in Evansville. Parents will be responsible for providing transportation and paying the $20-$30 participation fee. The money will be used towards league entry fees and a t-shirt for each participant. ISTEP testing will soon be held in the schools and Camp gave the board results from the 2009-2010 ISTEP tests. He noted that 81 percent of all high school juniors passed algebra and 75 percent passed English. North Posey students are ahead of the state average in both subjects. Camp informed board members that North Posey Athletic Boosters will purchase padded mats to place around the basketball goals at the junior high. The cost is $1,345. North Posey is in need of bus drivers. Camp made the announcement and also noted that training was recently conducted at North Posey. Anyone interested in becoming a bus driver should contact the corporation office for an application. The board also approved:

•A request by Cookin’ Friends to use the high school cafeteria on Sunday, March 6, for a fried chicken dinner. The money will go to their Relay for Life team. •A request by Lori Lingafelter, ECA Treasurer for the junior high and high school to cancel all outstanding and unpaid checks from the last two years. •A request by Carol Lupfer, Corporation Treasurer, to transfer funds from inactive accounts to the General Fund. During a routine audit, the state recommended cleaning up the books on a few inactive accounts that have not had activity in the last two years. Camp noted many of these accounts had not had any activity for the past 10 years. •A request by Camp to approve the revised 2011-2012 school calendar. The revision entails the addition of a potential make-up day to December 22. During the last few years, school has been cancelled at least one day due to weather-related conditions. Adding a make-up day to the calendar helps ease the burden of additional make-up days at the end of May. •A request by Camp to advertise for bus bids. There are currently a few buses in service with an excess of 130,000 or 140,000 miles on them. They hope to purchase three new buses, depending on how favorable the bids come in. •A request by Jenifer Neidig, high school Business Professionals of America advisor, to attend the BPA State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis from February 27 – March 1, with 15 students. •A request by Nancy Dougan, food service director, to purchase an electric tilt skillet at a cost of $10,536 from Wabash Food Service. •A request from the North Elementary staff to use the gym after school when available for an exercise class. •A request by Steve Kavanaugh, middle school principal, to hire Jeff Cobb as a volunteer wrestling coach at the junior high. The next regular board meeting will be held Monday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the corporation office.

for also thinking of Jesus as God. READ JOHN 1:1-18 Let’s look at John, Ch. 1 together. V. 1 starts out: “In the beginning…” John’s talking about the VERY beginning—Creation. “In the beginning”, Jesus, the “Word”, was both “with” God and “was” God . In v. 3, “the Word”, Jesus, was both present, and taking part in, creation. We find this same thought—that Jesus is God—in other NT letters, and in other places in John’s gospel. Christians who don’t want to believe that Jesus was fully human AND fully God, believe that to be human is sinful. Also, most of us tend to think of ourselves as being totally human, and therefore very separate from God. But this is not what John wants us to believe. Reading the Bible gives us a whole new way of looking at ourselves. We learn that we are not just “lowly” humans, but that we are something very special in God’s eyes. In Genesis, Ch. 1, God makes the first humans, “in his own image” and calls this creation, “very good”. In Genesis Ch. 2, God created Adam which is Hebrew for “man”, and breathed into him, God’s very own breath, the breath of life. In both chs. 1 & 2 of Genesis, God is pleased with this human creation which is a reflection of God’s very own being. If God made us like himself and breathed his very own breath into us, then can’t we begin to realize just how precious we are to God? The first thing God told the humans to do was to take care of everything God had created. So this makes us God’s stewards & caretakers of everything that is God’s. God could have put angels in charge of everything here. Instead, he gave us that very important job. One theologian I read says people are not

“only human”, but “fully human”, that we are, and I quote, “the full representation of God’s own image, character and vocation.” I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel--holy. Knowing that we are this important to God, makes us WANT to please God in everything we do. Once I realized this, I now believe that if God has high expectations of me, then surely I should have high expectations for myself. We aren’t equals with God, but God has invested us with a special status. John v. 4 says, “What has come into being in Adam was life, and the life was the light of all people.” If John is referring to the breath of God, then the life in us, is of God. Some Christians think that being human is a curse, but from what the Bible says about how we were created, that’s just not the case. People who think that our humanity makes us unable to help ourselves and how we act, won’t try to keep their lives holy and good. But when God created us, he created us to be good—in God’s very own image. If this is so, then sin is what dehumanizes us. It’s not the other way around. When we look at Jesus, we see that his life showed what it means to be fully human AND fully divine. Jesus is our example. Jesus shows us how to live in full relationship with God. Jesus’s finest moment was when he became human and died a human death, naked and bleeding. Through Jesus, God endured death, but rose, giving us the hope that death will no longer be a problem for US either. Our hope is for an eternal, resurrected, fully human life with God. Like it was meant to be in the beginning. In v. 4, John says, “In him was life, and the life was the light of all people.” So, we can say: “In Christ, is life, and his life is my light.”

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Paul Axton, Posey County Conservation Officer speaks to Marrs Elementary 5th grade students about owls in our area. After studying a unit on owls, students were excited to ask questions, and to learn more about these fascinating raptors. Photo submitted

Drew Fendrich spends Spring Break in Louisiana Drew Fendrich of Mt. Vernon, Ind. is one of 11 Bryan College students spending their spring break working to make a difference in the lives oflow-income children in Opelousas, La. Drew, son of Michael and Linda Fendrich of Mt. Vernon is part of Break for Change, a program that encourages Bryan students to spend their spring break, March 5-12, ministering in cross-cultural situations. Teams this year will be serving in Detroit, Mich.;

Nashville, Tenn.; Opelousas, La.; San Diego, Calif.; Managua, Nicaragua; and Limbazie, Latvia. Danielle Rebman, Bryan's Break for Change coordinator, said the Opelousas team willl work with Hope for Opelousas, a community development agency serving children in an urban area of one of the poorest parishes in Louisiana.. Drew and teammates will assist Hope for Opelousas staff members offering Bible lessons, crafts and games for children in the

area. Bryan is a four-year Christian liberal arts college offering bachelor's degrees in 18 areas. The college has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years as being among the Top Tier of Southern comprehensive colleges. On the web: http:// readme.readmedia. com/hometown-news/ Drew-Fendrich-of-MtVernon-Joins-Bryan-Colleges-Break-for-Change-inLouisiana/2159980.

The winners of the “Best of Show “ Trophy for the New Harmony Junior High School Science Fair are Jessica Deckard-Mills (left) and Kendall Wilson. The team’s project “Deadly Herb” studied the effect of fresh garlic on a strain of colorful bacteria since the plant has been used medicinally as a disease repellant for centuries. The girls studied how much of the colony was killed on each Petri dish of bacteria that they grew. The eighth grade students of Lois Gray are now preparing to take Christopher Morlan graduates Air the project to the Tri State Force Reserve Recruiting School Regional Science Fair at A native of Posey County technical schools in the Air USI in March. and 1992 graduate of North Force, MSgt Morlan graduPosey High School, MSgt ated with an “A” average and PC Preschool M. Morlan has also received a prestigious Screening Clinic Christopher graduated from academic award Preschool Screening the Air Force Rein speech perClinics to assess devel- serve Recruiting formance. MSgt opmental skills, speech/ School at LackMorlan received language skills, vision and land AFB in San his diploma and hearing are offered to chil- Antonio, Texas. award February dren ages 3, 4, and 5 at no After attend17th, 2011 durcost to the parent. ing an evaluaing a graduation Monday, March 7, 2011 tion and selecluncheon at the - Located at Hedges El- tion course at Gateway Club at ementary School in Mount Warner Robins Lackland AFB. Christopher Morlan Veron, Ind. Air Force base MSgt MorPlease call the Posey in Georgia in August 2010, lan is in his 17th year of serCounty Special Services MSgt Morlan was selected to vice with the United States Office to schedule an ap- attend the Air Force Reserve Air Force and is currently pointment at: 812-838-5516 Recruiting School. Being stationed at Scott AFB in Ilor 800-779-6927. one of the most challenging linois.

North and South Terrace schools round up Kindergartners North Elementary School in Poseyville and South Terrace School in Wadesville are now enrolling students for next year’s Kindergarten classes. Children that will be 5 years of age by August 1, 2011 are eligible. Parents or guardians should call the school as soon as possible to sign up and get registration information.

Each school will hold a Kindergarten “Round Up” at their school to allow parents to fill out paperwork, get necessary information, meet the staff and view the school. North Elementary’s will be Thursday, April 14 at 9 a.m. South Terrace will have their “Round Up” on Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m.

Parents of new students for 20112012 at any grade level should also call the school for enrollment information as soon as possible. Students outside the North Posey district may also be eligible to enroll tuition free. Please call the schools for more information. North Elementary (874-2710) & South Terrace (985-3180).

Local Students serving community through Ace CARE

Susanna Wesley 3 year old class draw in “snow” (shaving cream). Pictured are L to R: Lake Williams, David Jones and Andrew Maynard. Photo submitted

VU Graduate List for Fall 2010 The Vincennes University graduate list for Fall 2010 includes students from the Vincennes campus, Jasper campus, Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, military bases, and other extended sites. Posey County Poseyville Carrie E. Scheller, AS Radiography Gibson County Fort Branch Ashley J. Baehl, AAS Administrative Office Tech Haubstadt Quentin J. Hornby, AAS Business Management Oakland City Robin L. Krieg, AS Health Information Management Owensville Nicole M. Forcum, CPC Advanced Culinary Techniques Patoka Kelsey L. Kinsall, AA Liberal Arts, Foreign Language Concentration Princeton Heather M. Compton, AAS Administrative Office Tech Samuel A. Turner, AS Physical Education, Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Concentration Erica L. Walton, AS Law Enforcement Vanderburgh County Evansville Christopher J. Danton, AAS Law Enforcement Christopher A. Langen, BS Technology Thomas E. McGinnis, AAS Printing Technology Oliver S. Reitz, AS Funeral Service Education Paul D. Stolz Jr., AS Law Enforcement Cindy K. Turpen, BS Health Care Management De Arius B. Valentine, AS Physical Education, Sports Management Concentration

Susanna Wesley preschoolers recently made homemade icecream while studying states of matter. Riley Burdge enjoys her turn at turning the crank. Photo submitted

Last spring, multiple local students joined with their classmates at the University of Evansville to pitch an idea to their advisor: an idea: What if they created a program that allowed them experience in the field, while also serving an unmet need in the Evansville community? Today, that idea is a reality, as the UE students team with local physical therapists and ECHO Community Health Care to expand physical therapy services to Evansville's underserved population. The Ace CARE clinic features eight students and two licensed physical

therapists each Wednesday, serving the uninsured and homeless populations in Evansville. Many of these individuals currently are unable to have their physical therapy needs met. The program is being sponsored by a generous grant from the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center SWI AHEC. Local students involved in the project include: Mary Smith, a graduate student from New Harmony, IN majoring in Physical Therapy. Jennifer Saubier, a Freshman from Evansville, IN majoring in Physical Ther-

apy. "When we had the idea to do a community serviceoriented project, we immediately saw that there was a tremendous need for physical therapy among these populations," said Tim James, Ace CARE Co-Clinic Coordinator "Currently, ECHO's waiting list for patients needing physical therapy stands at 53 people; with the beginning of Ace CARE, many more of these individuals will get the help that they need." Ace CARE (the second word is an acronym for Community Action through Rehabilitation and Education)

was put together almost entirely by UE's Doctorate of Physical Therapy students, who conceived the idea, wrote the grant request for AHEC, and made the connection with ECHO. In all, about 15 students worked on planning the launch of Ace CARE, and 63 students have committed to volunteer in the clinic. Those students will be overseen by licensed physical therapists during the clinic's hours, with the licensed therapists serving in a supervisory/mentor role for the DPT students while providing care for patients with movement problems and functional limitations.

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MVHS Art Guild hosts Art Camp

MVHS Art Guild hosted their 7th Annual Art Camp on Saturday February 19, 2011. Thirteen Art Guild members taught forty-one campers ranging in age from 3rd – 8th grade. Campers made duct tape wallets from a variety of colors and funky patterns. They made book illumination reliefs with glue, foil, and ink. T-shirts were made with spray paints and personalized stencils. It was a very busy and fun day for everyone involved! We are in the process of planning a fall and spring camp for next year, please stay on the lookout for information!

Olivia Mader helping campers with initial illuminations at Art Camp.

Tristan Englert helping campers at Art Camp.

MVJHS students in Mrs. Dillow's seventh grade science classes recently had a mixture lab. They used the iPad as a tool in researching mixtures throughout the lab, and the students were able to have a wealth of information at their fingertips. As a result, the mixture lab was so much more meaningful. Pictured are Max Nurrenbern (l) and Jordan Tolbert (r). Photo submitted

Owen Dunn Post No. 5 to celebrate 92nd birthday

The American Legion celebrates 92 years of service to the community, state and nation this year. Owen Dunn Post 5, serving Mount Vernon and the American Legion since 1919 will their annual “Birthday Dinner and Dance” on Saturday March 12 at the American St. Matthew third graders, Jt Rapp, Emma Yarber Legion located at 203 Waland Madison O'Daniel, made a difference on pajama nut street in Mount Vernon. day through their good sportsmanship while playing The event is free to all Leboard games. gion family members. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the dance will follow from 8 - 11 p.m. with music by “Mid Ranger Band”.

Pictured at left: St. Matthew Kindergartener, Lindsey Boeke joined a member of the Tales & Scales troupe in a little dance during their visit to kick off Catholic Schools Week.

St. Matthew students and teachers danced to Rocky Top before wrapping up Catholic Schools Week festivities with a 50's Sock Hop.

Art Guild members getting ready. Left to Right: Sammy Dewar, Tristan Englert, Camry Costello, Kristen Hatton, Brandon Ewing, D.A. Wilson, and Ben Zickmund. At right, MVJHS students in Mrs. Dillow's seventh grade science classes recently had a mixture lab. They used the iPad as a tool in researching mixtures throughout the lab, and the students were able to have a wealth of information at their fingertips. As a result, the mixture lab was so much more meaningful. Pictured are Jacob Norman (l) and Lucas Goings (r). Photo submitted


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BUSINESS Informational 4-H, meeting is March 3 Growth necessitates Icing on Cake move Head, heart, hands, health: These four words are more commonly known as 4-H. This over 100-year-old tradition is our nation's largest youth service organization and is available at local, state, national and international levels to all youth. 4-H helps young people develop and improve valuable life skills such as self-confidence, leadership, citizenship and communication, in addition to being a fun activity for youth and families alike. Locally, 4-H is supported by Purdue Extension-Posey County, as part of the US Department of Agriculture, and by trained and approved adult volunteers in the county. There are many reasons why youth should be encouraged to join 4-H. Through 4-H, youth are exposed to fun and exciting challenges that bring about education in numerous areas, from rocket science to cake decorating. With up to

ten years of membership possible, young people can participate in fun activities, tours and trips, complete exhibits for the annual Posey County 4-H Fair, as well as experience a learning adventure of a decade (or longer) and make memories that literally last a lifetime. 4-H is a program that strives to bring out the best in youth by providing opportunities for them, assisting them in getting involved in their communities, and teaching them the power that they have to make a difference. From a kid's perspective, 4-H is fun. They make new friends, take trips, and learn about things in which they have an interest. As one 4-H member said, “4-H is you learn stuff!” Unfortunately, many people get the wrong impression that 4-H is just for kids who are raised in the country and have access to animals. Al-

though animals are a large part of 4-H, there are hundreds of other opportunities for youth who aren't able to or have no interest in animals. To name just a few, the following 4-H projects are available for youth: Aerospace, Arts & Crafts, Collections, Computer, Foods, Family Camping, Flowers, Genealogy, Models, Photography, Sports, and Weather. To learn more about Posey County 4-H, please plan to attend a 4-H family orientation meeting on Thursday, March 3, 6-7 p.m. at the Posey County Community Center on the fairgrounds, four miles south of New Harmony and twelve miles north of Mt. Vernon on Highway 69. If you cannot attend this informational meeting but would like to learn more about 4-H, please contact Purdue Extension-Posey County by calling 812-8381331 or emailing poseyces@

By Pam Robinson Mount Vernon cake designer Michelle Rowland started her business, Michelle’s Icing on the Cake, three years ago and shared a building with the youth ministry YoungLife. Soon, however, she struck out on her own to 126 E. Second St. Now, Rowland has moved into the beautiful two-story storefront overlooking the river at 209 E. Water St. (previously occupied by Touch of Home Café). She opened the doors there for the first time just this morning and anticipates great happenings at this location. “We just keep growing,” she says. That growth started 11years ago when Rowland decided to surprise her then 3-year-old son with a cake shaped and decorated like his favorite cartoon character, Scooby Doo. She bought a special cake pan and signed up for cake decorating classes at Michael’s in Evansville. From then on, she was hooked. “I’ve learned mostly on my own,” Rowland says. Today, Michelle’s Icing on the Cake is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is well known for its specialty custom cakes for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, office parties— you name it. Customers swear by Rowland’s cake balls and cinnamon rolls

Michelle Rowland baked fresh daily. Recently, fresh glazed doughnuts were added to the menu. Within a couple of weeks, she plans to add a lunch menu, available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The menu will feature sandwiches— chicken salad, tuna salad and cold cuts—and soup du jour. Three part-time employees along with Rowland will ensure service is fast and friendly for the lunch crowd. Customers may dine in or take carryout. A front room upstairs overlooks the river and seats 10, so Rowland en-

courages businesses to hold their lunch meetings there. Rowland and her husband Rob are proud to maintain a family friendly business in Mount Vernon. They will celebrate 23 years of marriage this year and enjoy their two children, son Quinn (14) and daughter Daycia (soon turning 6). To see Rowland’s custom cakes and to learn more about her business, visit her website at or check out her Facebook page, Michelle’s Icing on the Cake, updated frequently. To place an order, call 812-831-3616.

Sherry Aliotta named Director of Case Management for St. Mary’s Gamma Psi Tri Kappa Week Coordinator, Cindy Nurrenbern; President, Sherri Rapp; and Vice President, Devon Duckworth watch as Mayor Tucker signs the proclamation declaring February 20-27, 2011 Tri Kappa Week in Mount Vernon.

Boy Scout Service Project, Operation Gratitude Boy Scout Troop 390 Service Project, Operation Gratitude. Collect old, unused cell phones. Ask friends, family, teachers, neighbors, etc. Keep track of the hours you spend collecting them. These will count toward your service hours. Turn the phones in at scout meetings. The last day to turn them in will be March 15, the last regular meeting in March. We will send the phones to GRC Wireless Recycling. They will recycle them, keeping

them out of landfills, and contribute up to $30 to Operation Gratitude for each donated phone. Operation Gratitude sends care packages to service members in harm’s way. GRC will accept cell phones and their batteries, but not transformers, charging bases, cigarette plugs, earpieces or manuals. All personal data is erased from the phones. Make sure the phones are deactivated. If you have any other questions, the internet site is

Harmonie State Park to receive funds for equipment State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) today announced Harmonie State Park, located in Posey County, will receive $25,000 to use toward much-needed updates to playground equipment. Tomes said this funding wouldn’t have been possible without the collective efforts of local campers, park manager Jim Gray and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representative Chris Smith, who worked together to help Posey County residents have a nice, safe place for children to play. “As a state legislator, I enjoy serving as a link in

community initiatives,” Tomes said. “When I spoke with area residents as well as park personnel, I was more than happy to help contact the DNR and we were lucky enough to be put in touch with Chris Smith, who then located the funds.” Established in 1966, Harmonie State Park is located "on the banks of the Wabash," just 25 miles northwest of Evansville. The park offers a variety of outdoor activities and facilities: Boat Launch Ramp; Fishing; Nature Center; Shelters; Picnicking;

Bridle Trail; Bicycle Trail; Hiking Trails; and Swimming / Pool / Waterslide. In addition, the park has 200 electric camping sites. “Indiana’s parks preserve the state’s natural resources and venues for traditional outdoor activities,” Tomes said. “By updating and taking care of these parks, we are protecting Hoosier culture.” Tomes said Hoosiers who are interested in donating their money or time to help Indiana’s state parks may visit parklake/2923.htm.

Help available for farmers fighting damaged fields Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Jane Hardisty today announced that Indiana NRCS has $6.5 million dollars available in Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) funding for 2011. “Ag producers in Indiana have shown strong interest in WRP, especially since the 2008 flooding that did significant damage to crop fields along rivers and streams,” according to Hardisty. WRP is the federal government's largest wetlands restoration program. Through it NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and Indian Tribes to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands that have been degraded or converted for agricultural uses. More than 80 percent of restorable wetlands are in private ownership. Participation in WRP is completely voluntary. NRCS pays farmers for easements on fields that go into WRP. The easement is permanent and removes the field from agricultural production. Value is assigned to the land based on whether it is “Ag Land” or “Non-Ag Land.” NRCS uses Geographic Area Rate Caps (GARC), which are set for each county in the state. The GARC values for 2011

were increased five percent from their 2010 values. For instance, in Jackson County, the Ag Land rate is $2,724, and the Non Ag Land rate is $1,634. Title to the land remains with the owner. If restoration work is needed, NRCS pays 100 percent of the costs, up to set maximum caps. “We have had strong funding in the Wetlands Reserve Program for the last several years and have been able to offer opportunities to farmers who have had flood damaged fields, or fields where production has slipped because of repeated flooding. With WRP we restore these acres to the kind of conditions they were in before they were converted for farming,” said Hardisty. “This will reduce erosion on those fields, restore wildlife habitat, and enable those farmers to make improvements in other places in their farming operations.” Estimated to have covered more than 220 million acres during colonial times, wetlands in the lower 48 states are now less than half that amount. Wetland losses in some states are more than 90 percent. More than 40 percent of federally listed species and over 50 percent of migratory birds require wetland habitats during some

portion of their life cycle. “Now is an excellent time to apply,” says Program Coordinator Jerry Roach. “We accept applications for WRP continuously. But this year, we will evaluate and rank the applications we have in hand on March 25thto see how much of the funding we are able to assign to Indiana WRP applications. We’ll know pretty quickly after that which applications are funded. All states are operating under the same funding timeframe, and states that don’t assign 100% of their funding could lose some of it. And it’ll be reassigned to states that have applications for funding. In past years we have received additional WRP dollars because we had good applications in-hand.” For more information about WRP and to find out the 2011 GARC rates for your county, visit the Indiana NRCS WRP Web site at: gov/programs/WRP/WRPhomepage.html . Interested producers should contact their NRCS district conservationist at a USDA Service Center to determine eligibility. Visit gov/contact/directory/field_ offices.html to find the nearest USDA Service Center.

St. Mary’s Health System hospitals and health plans. is pleased to announce that Her specialties are program Sherry Aliotta, RN, BC, development, program imBSN, CCM, provement, has accepted outcomes and the position patient adherof Director of ence. Prior to Case Managebecoming a ment. consultant in For the past 1997, Aliotta fourteen years, spent nine Aliotta has years in senior been a consulcare managetant specialment positions izing in care including DiSherry Aliotta management. rector of PaHer projects have been tient Care Management for diverse and range from FHP, Inc. and National Digrants and demonstration rector of Case Management projects to interim depart- for Prudential HealthCare. In 1996, Aliotta was mental management at

named the “Distinguished Case Manager of the Year” by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA). She served on the CMSA National Board of Directors and was CMSA President in 2004-2005. Aliotta is a nationally known speaker and author. She received a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nursing from the University of Evansville and a Certificate in Medical Management from the University of California, Irvine’s Graduate School of Management. Aliotta is a 1974 graduate of Mount Vernon High.

PCSWC District meeting set for March 1 The Annual Meeting of the Posey County Soil and Water Conservation District will be held Tuesday, March 1 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Holy Angels

Catholic Center in New Harmony. Hans Kok will be the guest speaker. The evening consists of an awards presentation, brief business meeting, super-

visor election and dinner. Tickets are $10. E-mail to or call the office at 812838-4191, ext. 3 for more information.

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-

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Vikings learn readiness lesson just in time for tourney By Dave Pearce There was a time in the not-so-distant past that visiting basketball teams at Gibson Southern High School expected the Titans to score somewhere between 30 and 45 points

and more times than not, come out on the winning end of the score. But on Friday evening, the North Posey Vikings got a first-hand look at what has changed at Gibson Southern. And quite frankly, the Vikings were not ready for what they faced. The Vikings were whistled for 22 fouls in the contest to 10 for the Titans and were outscored by 13 from the free throw line. Perhaps the game served as an early wakeup call for the Vikings as they now know they will have to be fired up and ready to face the winner of the Mater Dei-South Spencer match-up at Boonville on Friday night. Better to wake-up the week before the tournament than to be served the wake-up call on your first game of the tournament. “”If you look at Gibson Southern over their last 11 or 12 ballgames, they are playing really well,” North Posey Coach Matt Wadsworth said. “You have to give their kids a lot of credit and Coach Farmer a lot of credit because they went through a tough stretch and they kept battling and getting better.” The Titans played a tough man-to-man defense, cut off the penetration of North Posey point guard Dillon Davenport, and generally made the Vikings settle for less than desirable shot selection. “They did a nice job of taking the drive away from Dillon and forcing us to the outside,” Wadsworth said. “That patient dribble weave coming off the ball screens and attack-

ing off ball screens kept us off-balance.” But despite all that, the score was 11-10 at the end of the first quarter and it appeared that the Vikings would be able to turn it on later in the game and do what they have done so many times this season, expand the lead in the second half and play for the good shot and win the ball game. But Gibson Southern Coach Farmer had other ideas. “I thought Gibson Southern did a good job of controlling the tempo and taking care of the basketball tonight,” Wadsworth said of the homestanding Titans. “They did a good job of picking the right moment to drive and attack. They kept us off-balance all night and we never found a great offensive rhythm. And we gave up too many transition baskets.” But not only did the Vikings not find a rhythm, they had trouble finding the basket as well, shooting one of the lowest percentages of any game thus far this season. And when the Titans weren’t forcing the Vikings into less-than-desirable shots, they were finding a way to get ahead of the North Posey defense for easy buckets, especially in the second half. The Vikings trailed 23-22 at the half but the Titans drew first blood in the third period on a 3-pointer. But back-to-back buckets by Dillon Davenport and Jourdan Cox tied the game at 26-all and it appeared the Vikings might be making their move. But the Titans would have nothing of the

At top, North Posey freshman Tyler Atkins goes up for two points during the reserve game at Gibson Southern. Just above, Coach Matt Wadsworth tries to cheer his team on as assistant coach Vince McClure seems to be sensing the inevitable. Photos by Dave Pearce

kind, outscoring the Vikings 9-2 over the next four minutes to take a 35-28 lead with about three-and-a-half minutes to go in the third period. Cameron Calvert scored inside at the 3:25 mark to pull to within 35-30 but on the ensuing possession, the Titans nailed a threepointer and as the players jostled for the rebound, Colton Motz was called for a foul and the Titans had yet another opportunity following the 3-pointer. With the score 38-30, the Vikings forced a rare turnover and Nick Scheller mailed a 3-pointer to pull to within 38-33 before the Vikings forced another turnover and Calvert scored off a rebound to pull to within 38-35. When Eric Wargel picked up his fourth foul with 1:23 to go in the third the Titans hit one of two free throws and scored the last bucket of the period to lead 41-35 at the end of three quarters. The Titans scored the first bucket of the final period, but Davenport answered. The Titans again scored a deuce but Davenport answered with back-to-back one-and-one free throws to pull to 45-41. But the Titans always seemed to have an answer. They tool a 47-41 on Calvert’s third foul before Cox knocked down a three to pull to within 47-44. Scheller was then fouled on a drive and the Vikings were within one at 47-46 with 5:23 remaining. But from that point forward, the Titans outscored the Vikings 22-11 to put the game away as Scheller, Wargel, and Calvert all fouled out in the final period. “We just have to take that game and as a coach, you always believe there is a way to get better and we have to do that,” Wadsworth said. “This was one game in a very good regular season,” Wadsworth consoled his troops following the contest. “You have to put this behind you and get back into the gym on Monday. I’m sure we can use the film of this game to find some ways for us to improve.” Davenport led the way with 18 points, many coming in the fourth quarter while Calvert had 16 and Scheller 14. The remainder of the team scored a total of nine points as Cox had five while Motz, and Cooper Martin had two apiece. NORTH POSEY: Davenport 7 4-5 18, Scheller 5 3-3 14, Calvert 7 2-2 16, Cox 2 0-0 5, Motz 1 0-0 2, Martin 1 0-0 2.Totals 23 9-10 57. GIBSON SOUTHERN: Cooper 4 4-4 12, Nixon 6 2-4 18, Seibert 2 0-0 4, G. Schmitt 0 2-4 2, Lewis 4 3-4 12,T. Ziliak 0 2-2 2, S. Schmitt 5 7- 7 17,A. Ziliak 0 2-2 2.Totals 21 22-27 69. North Posey 10 12 13 22—57 Gibson Southern 9 14 18 28—69 3-Point Goals—North Posey 2 (Scheller 1, Cox 1), Gibson Southern 5 (Nixon 4, Lewis 1).Team Fouls—North Posey 22, Gibson Southern 10. Fouled Out—Calvert, Wargel.

Wildcats limp into tourney By Steve Joos Two state-ranked boys’ basketball teams, each from different enrollment classes. Two blowout losses. That’s how the Mount Vernon Wildcats ended their regular season last week, with losses at Bosse 92-60, and Castle 94-62. Even though the outcomes weren’t the best, coach Gray Wilsey did feel that his team gave a good effort, at least at Castle. “Without getting into a lot of things, yeah, the score wasn’t what we wanted, but I liked the bounce and the attitude of our players,” Wilsey said. “I don’t think we’re going to face a Castle in the 3A Sectional, so right now, we’re going to focus on Memorial.” Considering what happened in the second quarter, it’s good that the Cats won’t face the Knights along the tourney trail after dropping a 94-62 decision in Paradise. Mount Vernon took an early 6-2 lead and then overcame a 9-0 Castle run to go up 1211 on a three-pointer by Jacob Steinhart midway through the first quarter, only to have the Knights rattle off another nine straight tallies to take a 20-11 lead at the break. A trey by Steinhart and free throws by Brian Koch pulled the Cats to within three points at 26-23 with 5:06 left in the second chapter. Morgan Lemond put Castle up by Mount Vernon junior Austin Goebel looks to work around the Bosse defense during five points with a bucket, but Aaron Straub Tuesday’s game. Photo by Terri Koch answered for Mount Vernon, cutting the lead

back to 28-25. The Wildcats never got any closer. Blake Simmons drained a three-pointer to double Castle’s margin and ignite a 19-2 run which gave the Knights a 47-27 lead. Steinhart scored in the closing seconds to make the halftime score 47-29 Castle. It was 67-45 after three quarters and Mount Vernon never got closer than 19 points in the second half. The Cats had trouble containing the Knights’ Eric Stutz, who pumped in a gamehigh 29 points and paced Castle. Kevin Brown added 13. Koch played a strong offensive game for Mount Vernon, leading the team with 27 points. Steinhart added 11, as Mount Vernon got its points from just about everywhere. “Brian Koch was just outstanding,” Wilsey said. “It’s fun to watch him get better with every game. He’s carrying us offensively.” Straub, Andy Henshaw and Craig Dick each scored four points, while Jason Stemple and Austin Goebel each chipped in three. River VanZant and Tyler Ritzert each put in two points, while Collin Varner and Troy Paris each put in a point. The reserves closed out their season with a 62-37 loss in the preliminary.

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Boys’ swim sectionals were held at Castle High School last Saturday. Mount Vernon freshman Jacob Poole took second place in the 100-yard butterfly event. Photo by Terri Koch

Wildcats swim well but Ar no match for the fast field in the state finals By Steve Joos The Mount Vernon contingent had some good times Friday night at the Indiana High School Athletic Association state boys’ swim meet, but they were up against some very fast swimmers. Even down near the end. The Wet Wildcats sent one individual (Reid Mobley) to the Indiana-Purdue Natatorium, along with the 200-medley relay team. Everybody did a good job, according to coach Larry Zoller, but they were simply in some very fast company. “The kids were near their It is off to the state finals for the Mount Vernon Dancecats as they qualified over the Sectional times,” Zoller exweend for the finals. Photo by Tyler Butler

plained. “But the state meet was unbelievably fast. The kids swam well, but the competition was unbelievably good. ” Mobley was 23rd in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of: 54.04, while he and the rest of the Wet Wildcat 200-medley relay squad (Wade Mobley, Jacob Poole and Jordan Wooten) came in 25th with a time of 1:40.94. Those times were just slightly slower than the ones Mobley and the relay team registered at the Castle Sectional, but they were still close to those times, the

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Jevin Redman paced the reserves with seven points, while Varner, Drake McNamara and Bryce Newman each put in six. VanZant added four points, while Ritzert, J.T. Silvers, Colton Irvin and Austin Sitzman each chipped in two. The Cats won’t face Castle in the postseason, but they might run into Bosse again. Or at least, Wilsey is hoping that they will and that the rematch will be more competitive than Tuesday’s trip to Evansville, where the Bulldogs routed the Wildcats 92-60. Fearsome freshman Jawan Lyle poured in 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as six Bosse Bulldogs hit double figures in a 92-60 romp over the visiting Wildcats. Lyle also had four assists as he stole the show on Bosse’s senior night and then visited with some coaches from Ohio State University on Wednesday. The Bulldogs got away from the Cats in a similar fashion to Friday’s game. Mount Vernon was only down by four points after the first quarter 20-16, but a big second period rampage by Bosse put the Bulldogs up 51-31 at the half and the game was never close after that. “We wouldn’t mind facing Bosse (in the Sectional),” Wilsey said. “We have to show that we can play harder for 32 minutes. We didn’t do that.” Despite that effort Tuesday, Wilsey was proud of his team’s effort and hoped the team could “show what they’re made of” come Sectional time on Tuesday. Koch did some damage for Mount Vernon in the form of a game-high 34 points, but the rest of the Cats struggled, especially Steinhart, who was held to a mere four points against the Bulldogs. Sam Johnson added nine points for the Cats, while Ritzert put in three. Straub, Goebel, Paris and Craig Dick each chipped in two points to round out the scoring for Mount Vernon. Thirteen was a very lucky number for Bosse, as Jalen Pendleton, Darryll Killebrew, Bo Burkhart and Denerio Clay each scored 13 tallies for the Bulldogs. Stanley Trice put in 11 points. The preliminary wasn’t that one-sided, as Bosse topped the reserve Cats 62-58.

Mount Vernon sophomore Brian Koch gets the rare Wildcat offensive rebound and attempts to get two points over the Bosse defense during Tuesday’s game.

Boonville Sectional tickets are on sale Individual tickets for Class 2A Sectional 48 went on sale Thursday at the North Posey High School athletic office. The sectional, which includes North Posey, Mater Dei, Tell City, Forest Park, South Spencer, Tell City and Perry Central, will be played at Boonville beginning Tuesday, March 1. Sectional passes are $10 each and are good for all three sessions, while single session passes are $6 each and may only be purchased at the door. Viking All-Sport passes are invalid for the Sectional.


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Rappites go into ‘self-destruct’ mode in second half By Steve Joos Kyle Whitmore broke away as time ran out in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game with visiting Evansville Day School and hit a layup, giving the Rappites a three-point lead at the half of their senior night game,

23-20. The New Harmony Rappites played basketball for two quarters and then seemed to play “Mission: Impossible” for the next two. They self-destructed in the second half.

The visiting Evansville Day School Eagles scored the first 10 points of the third quarter and outscored the Rappites 23-5 in that period en route to a 56-37 thrashing. Did it seem as if someone flipped an “off” switch at

New Harmony’s Blayne Worman comes up with the loose ball. The Rappites have fallen on hard times as of late and are looking to regroup just in time for the sectional. They will face Day School on Friday. Photo by Dave Pearce

halftime as far as the Rappites were concerned? Coach Jim Little wasn’t that charitable. “Somebody flipped a ‘me’ switch is what happened,” Little said. “We came out and got the lead because we played team basketball. We worked hard, we kept our mouths shut and we came out for the second half. Right off the bat, we decided to start dribble, dribble, dribble, the stuff that got us into trouble the other games. Then we lost our cool and the technical didn’t help. That was a five-point play and it put (Day School) in a position where they put it out of reach.” That technical came with 1:17 to go in the third quarter and was slapped on Kris Scarafia after he apparently said something to teammate Andrew McDaniel that was interpreted differently by the officials. As a result, the Eagles made five trips to the free throw line (Day School’s Ethan Black was fouled while trying to shoot a three-pointer when Scarfia was whistled for the technical) and connected on each of them, Turning what had been an eight-point Eagle advantage into a 39-26 bulge. The technical occurred off an inbounds play that Little said should have been blocked and added that even thought Scarfia didn’t say anything to the referee or a Day School player. Take away the Eagles’ 23-5 third quarter rampage, Little said, and the game was much closer (advantage day School 33-32), but New Harmony hurt itself

with silly fouls and a lack of composure when adversity struck. “That’s been our m.o. (mode of operation),” the coach explained. “As soon as things are going bad, if we don’t have something happen good to stop the tide, then it just goes downhill.” The downhill slide started when Day School scored the first 10 points of the third quarter and turned that 2320 Hew Harmony halftime lead into a 30-23 edge for the Eagles. Levi Hoehn drained a three-pointer for New Harmony’s first points of the period, but the Eagles reeled off another 11 unanswered points during a stretch which included the technical foul, to open that 15-point bulge. Blayne Worman’s 18footer accounted for the rest of New Harmony’s thirdquarter offense. The team was playing a stronger team game in the first half, Little said. The coach explained that New Harmony was passing the ball well, showing patience on offense and ran the pressbreaker right, while blocking out defensively and making Day School work for its points. The Rappites took an 11-10 lead after the opening chapter and stretched it to 23-20 when Whitmore broke away after Day School

trimmed the lead to 21-20 and stuck the ball in. Then came the second half and everything that could go wrong did. For instance, the Rappites had Black in foul trouble in the first half, but the Day School guard came out after the intermission and scored all of his game-high 18 points in the second half, which may have been the difference in the game, Little said. Alex Hanke added 16 points and Basal Allaw 14 to give the Eagles three players in double figures. Whitmore was one of the players who were able to overcome the adversity, pacing the Rappites with 11 points. Little was also pleased with McDaniel, who put in 10 tallies, and Hoehn, who just went out and gave a good effort. Worman added six points, while Scarfia put in four, Hoehn three, Clint Matthews two and Elliott Lange one. The loss sent New Harmony into this weekend’s Sectional rematch with the Eagles with a 10-11 record. Little said that the team knows what it will have to do in order to be competitive with a Day School crew that could be a Sectional favorite for the next few years. That’s their mission, should they chose to accept it, along with watching what they say.

Youth turkey hunt opportunities at Fish and Wildlife properties Hunters under age 18 will have a chance to hunt 22 DNR properties for the reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season on April 2324. The youth hunts will be at Atterbury, Chinook, Crosley, Deer Creek, Fairbanks Landing, Glendale, Goose Pond, Hillenbrand, Hovey Lake, Jasper-Pulaski, Kankakee, Kingsbury, LaSalle, Minnehaha, Pigeon River, J.E. Roush, Sugar Ridge, TriCounty, Willow Slough and Winamac fish and wildlife areas, as well as at Mississinewa and Salamonie lakes. A youth hunter may be drawn for either or both hunt days, depending on the number of applicants. Youth hunters, or an adult representing them, must register in person at the property they wish to hunt from March 21–April 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time. The drawing will be held April 4. All applicants will be notified of drawing results by mail. Those wanting to sign up for Chinook, Deer Creek, Fairbanks Landing, or Hillenbrand hunts may do so at Minnehaha FWA. A limit will be placed on the number of youth hunters

allowed to hunt a property each day, to provide quality hunts. Each property will hold local early registrations and drawings at the property for the half-day hunts. Hunts will run one-half hour before sunrise until noon at properties in the Central Time Zone, and onehalf hour before sunrise until 1 p.m. on properties in the Eastern Time Zone. Applicants may sign up for only one property and must possess a valid 2011 Youth Hunting and Trapping License, Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting, or Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting and Fishing License. An Apprentice Youth Hunt/Trap license may also be used. Youth hunters who are selected for the hunt may check in at any time each day until the end of legal hunting hours for that property. Properties that do not fill their quotas during early registration may fill remaining spots during regular office hours until the youth season opens, using a drawing each morning of the hunt, or first-come, first-served each morning of the hunt. Properties will not have a daily “no-show” drawing because there is no set time that se-

lected youth hunters must check in during the morning hunts. Hunters interested in possible unfilled quotas at a property should contact that property for more information before showing up on the opening morning of the youth season. During youth wild turkey season, youth hunters can only take a bearded or male wild turkey and must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age. The youth hunter may use any legal shotgun, bow and arrow, or crossbow. The adult accompanying the youth hunter must not possess a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow while in the field.

The adult does not need to possess a turkey hunting license unless the youth is using an apprentice license. A youth hunter may take only one bearded or male wild turkey during both the special youth season and regular spring season combined. The youth must be properly licensed to take a wild turkey and comply with all tagging and check-in requirements. You can purchase a license at For wild turkey hunting regulations, safety and tips go to htm . For additional information, go to

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SPORTS P RT tickets on sale Spring Soccer sign ups set Sectional Individual tickets for Class 2A Sectional 48 will go on sale

Arena Babe Ruth try-outs set for Cynthiana North Posey Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball tryouts will be held Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m. at the Cynthiana baseball field. Any questions call Damien Word at 812-306-3146.

Reinitz earns All-MVC honors Former Mount Vernon girls’ swim standout Jessica Reinitz received a spot on the All-Missouri Valley Conference women’s swim team after her performance in the recent conference swim meet at Carbondale. A sophomore on the University of Evansville, Reinitz finished seventh in the 200-yard butterfly at the MVC meet with a time of 2:11.26 and swam on a 400-freestyle relay team which came in third. Reinitz, Alex Howard, Christian Schmidgall and Hannah Quest swam the distance relay in 3:29.04, just .24 seconds off the school mark. The Lady Aces finished fourth in the meet with 772 and one-half points, coming in between fourth-place Southern Illinois-Carbondale (616 and one-half) and sixth place Northern Iowa (372 and one-half). Missouri State won the meet with 944 points.

Aerobics offered in Poseyville Anyone looking to get in shape for summer swim time or just better health in general should take advantage of a free aerobics class being offered at Al’s Place in Poseyville. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and are being taught by Laura Tichenor. She has been certified in aerobics and cardio kickboxing. Some may remember that Tichenor taught aerobics classes at Al’s Place for quite some time up until about eight years ago. Alice Simmons, owner of Al’s Place, and Tichenor, who is also the owner of LT Photography, said that after a short conversation one day, they both decided to start offering classes again. Tichenor explained the class is open to all age ranges. “I currently have a lady who is 85 years old who takes my classes. She is amazing,” she said. Those interested in taking the class should bring a water bottle, exercise mat and light hand weights if they have them. Al’s Place is located on Main Street in Poseyville. Call 8743118 for more information.

Sign up now for spring soccer. The Mount Vernon Parks and Rec Dept is taking registrations for spring soccer until March 2. Leagues will be for ages Pre-K-U-12. Cost is $35 per child/$20 each additional child. League begins play on April 9th. Sign ups will be held at the MVPR office at 118 Main St. Registration forms can also be downloaded at and mailed to PO Box 324. For further information please contact the MVPR office at 838-3691, or by e-mail mvparksandrec@

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.

Wildflowers and ferns book out just in time for spring Be ready when the wildflowers bloom with the March-April issue of Outdoor Indiana magazine. The new issue offers 14 pages dedicated to some of the Hoosier state’s most beautiful and interesting plants, which will be popping up before you know it. The article features excerpts from the upcoming book “Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests” by Michael Homoya of the DNR Division of Nature Preserves, along with color photos to help you maximize your enjoyment of the new season. The book will be released later this year by Indiana University Press. The issue, which shows Dutchman’s breeches blooming on the cover, also features an eight-page removable insert about Charlestown State Park, a property on historic land by the Ohio River in Clark County. The special removable eightpage insert is part of a continuing series that will run through 2016, the 100th anniversary Indiana state parks. The issue is available now at most DNR properties and most Barnes & Noble stores in Indiana for $3 a copy. Stay up to date on the state’s outdoors through all seasons by subscribing for $12 for a year (six issues). Go or call (317) 233-3046.

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.

Thursday at the North Posey High School athletic office. The sectional, which includes North Posey, Mater Dei, Tell City, Forest Park, South Spencer, Tell City and Perry Central, will be played at Boonville beginning Tuesday, March 1. Sectional passes are $10 each and are good for all three sessions, while single session passes are $6 each and may only be purchased at the door. Viking All-Sport passes are invalid for the Sectional.

Posey Lanes Recap League: Expressway Ford High Game High Series 1. Linda Strupp 244 1. Dorothy Rueger 616 2. Dorothy Rueger 242 2. Linda Strupp 565 3. Pete Rohlman 198 3. Sharon Rush 524 4. Sharon Rush 191 4. Pete Rohlman 521 5. Helena Linck 181 5. Kodie Utley 503 League: Access Storage High Game High Series 1. Martha Phillips 199 1. Pam Hickey 490 2. Carol Stedfield 185 2. Debbie Boarman 480 3. Pam Hickey 181 3. Donna Anderson 471 4. Debbie Boarman 181 4. Martha Phillips 462 5. Donna Anderson 176 5. Marcia Lange 447 League: Men’s Major High Game High Series 1. Dile Wilson 265 1. Dile Wilson 695 2. Justin Wyatt 259 2. Dustin Phillips 677 3. Dustin Phillips 259 3. Dirk Danks 628 4. Ray Boerner 235 4. Justin Wyatt 615 5. Dirk Danks 234 5. Scott Smith 613 League: First Bank 1. Judy Troxell 225 1. Judy Troxell 611 2. Nancy Renschler 204 2. Nancy Renschler 513 3. Loretta Greene 194 3. Loretta Greene 505 4. Naomi Overton 188 4. Naomi Overton 502 5. Marge Cordle 186 5. Wanda Redman 500 League: T.M.I. 1. Elaine Griffin 203 1. Elaine GRiffin 524 2. Betty Hickey 200 2. Tammy Bergstrom 506 3. Tammy Bergstrom 180 3. Mary Phillips 476 4. Sandy Wilson 172 4. Sandy WIlson 475 5. Mary Phillikps 169 5. Joyce Jackson 469 League: Men’s Commercial 1. Jim Key 253 1. Jim Key 694 2. Joe Anderson 236 2. Ray Crook 644 3. Pat Riordan 234 3. Joe Anderson 635 4. Josh Minick 228 4. Pat Riordan 629 5. John Fleenor 224 5. Dile Wilson 617 League: Jr.-Sr. High League: Elementary 1. Myles Utley 245 1. Gary Griffin 180 2. John Gruber 237 2. Jack Valier 162 3. Dane Wilson 232 3. Mathew Crafton 154 4. Hollie Robinson 217 4. Darra Brown 134 5. D.A. Wilson 214 5. Jake Robinson 124 League: Bumpers High Game 1. Pake Davis 99

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The North Posey Sixth Grade AAU team finished second in the Gym Rats I.B.A. Regional at Vincennes. They had wins over Tecumseh and South Knox but lost to Marshall, Ill., in the championship game. Team Roster front row (L-R): Josh Wiggins, CSB Bank President Steve Bennett is served home-made ice cream from the local Ethan Rose, Drake Williams, Carson Martin, Dylan Rankin and Evan Krohn. Back Dairymen’s Association. Here, Mike Baehl and Mark Peach serve the patrons at the row (L-R): Cristian Liebhart, Coach Dave Bishop, Ethan Morlock, Isaac Mayer, Dal- Posey county Co-op’s Annual meeting. The group will use funds raised for donations ton Rankin, Coach Jim Scheller and Layne Coleman. Photo submitted for the north Posey Relay for Life. Photo by Dave Pearce

LEGALS Arrests and Complaints Arrests February 18 Scott Allen Grimes— Evansville—Warrant-Petition to Revoke-Operating a Motor Vehicle after Forfeiture of License for Life; Writ of Attachment—PCS February 20 Anthony Laufer—Evansville—Operating While Intoxicated—ISP February 22 Chelsea Carson—Mount Vernon—Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License—MVPD Martin Arrieta—New Harmony—Intimidation, Domestic Battery—PCS Cody J. Brown— Poseyville—Warrant-Failure to Appear-Conversion, Invasion of Privacy Complaints February 15 3:25 p.m.—Alarm—Residence-shop door—Hunter Road, Poseyville 3:34 p.m.—Disturbance—Subject is starting stuff with caller, verbal at this time—Whiting St, Cynthiana 4:37 p.m.—Welfare Check—Caller is requesting a standby at her residence in reference caller believes sister needs to go to the hospital—Upper Mount Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 4:47 p.m.—Theft—Gas stolen off of farm, subject cut lock of tank. No officer needed, just wanted this on file—Blackford Road, Mount Vernon

February 16 6:29 a.m.—Extra Patrol— Caller was taking her granddaughter somewhere at 5:32 a.m. and noticed a male subject riding a bike with dark clothing, carrying a box. The subject dropped the box and was trying to hide his face from the caller. Caller didn’t want to call 911 at the time, didn’t think it was an emergency. When caller went back home she did not see the subject. Caller is concerned for neighbors. Would like extra patrol— Vines Road area, Mount Vernon 11:02 a.m.—Harassment—Caller has a restraining order against male subject. He has caller’s dog. He is sending email messages to caller telling her that if she drops the restraining order he will give her the dog back. She wants to speak with an officer because of the messages he is sending her—Jeffrey Ln, Mount Vernon 3:22 p.m.—Animal Problem—Horse and saddle running loose underneath the exit. Caller doesn’t want him to get hit. Horse has a saddle on and no rider—I 64, Griffin February 17 1:09 a.m.—Road Hazard—Caller advised there is debris in the road from what he believes was a crash of some sort. He advised there is a mailbox and a vehicle fender and other stuff in the road—St. Phillips/Cream-

ery, Mount Vernon 2:20 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised his alarm went off. Subjects in a Chevy truck with a white bumper had been into his shop. Advised they were trying to thief fuel—Base Road, Mount Vernon 12:21 p.m.—Reckless— Car driving too fast through the trailer court. Would like to speak with a deputy— Church St, Cynthiana 12:48 p.m.—Extra Patrol—Caller is going through a divorce and husband has left. She wants to make sure that he does not come to residence tonight— Main St, Cynthiana 5:26 p.m.—Alarm— Commercial burglary alarm, lunchroom—Leonard Road, Mount Vernon

Would like an officer to go with him to get his truck out on Haines Road. Daughter is sitting in the roadway near the residence watching this vehicle. Red and white Ford truck with camper shell— Haines Road, Wadesville 6:20 p.m.—Accident— Two-vehicle accident, no injuries. Maroon car and white truck—Posey County Line Road and Copperline, Mount Vernon February 19 11:17 a.m.—Vandalism— Advised father’s mailbox and neighbors mailbox have been vandalized. No officer’s needed, just request this be on file—Hwy 66, New Harmony 3:39 p.m.—Theft—Copper stolen from irrigation equipment. Had to have happened within the week. Will be waiting for a deputy—Continental Road and Campbell, Griffin 4:01 p.m.—Department of Natural Resources— Dune buggy is riding around on his property. He has signs posted. Two juveniles on dune buggy and parents are in a red SUV with a trailer. Caller would like to speak with an officer to get the people off his property— Wabash bottoms, Whipple Ditch Road, Mount Vernon 4:08 p.m.—Drugs—Picking up trash along the roadway and found a jug with white crystal substance and several Sudafed packages— Nation and Davis, Mount Vernon 6:07 p.m.—Reckless—

February 18 4:38 a.m.—Missing Person—Caller advised her 75 year-old husband is missing. She advised she last saw him when she went to bed at 10:00 p.m.. She doesn’t know when he went to bed. Last seen wearing pajamas, white hair, blue eyes, 5’9”, 300 lbs. She advised he left his glasses, wallet, and key on the kitchen table, vehicle is there—Pinehill Dr, Evansville 12:27 p.m.—Extra Patrol—Will have company equipment sitting in the area. Would like officers to check the area in the evening and early morning hours—Darnell School Road, Mount Vernon 4:07 p.m.—Standby—

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General Cemetery Economic Dev Income Tax Edc Economic 0ev. Com Law Enforce Cont. Ed. Levy Excess Fund LRS Colt/County Option Tax Mvh Rainy Day Riverboat Tax Sharing Law Enforcement Grant St Resurfacing Debt Serv Fire Fighting Grant Cum Cap Development Cum Cap Improve Cumulative Fire Park Cemetery Perm Maint Fund New Payroll Payroll Payroll Federal Withhol Payroll Medicare Withho Payroll Fica Withholdin Payroll Medical Ded Payroll Employee Ded Payroll State Withholdi Payroll Perf Withholdin Subtotal All Funds: Funds

Gas Meter Deposit Gas Operating Gas Cash Reserve Sewage Bond & Int Sewage Debt Ser. Res. Sewage Depreciation Sewage Operating Water Bond & Int Water Construction Fund Water Meter Deposit Water Debt Ser. Res. Water Depreciation Water Operating Subtotal All Funds:

Beginning Cash Fund Balances 01/01/2010 $-96,761.57 $-369.73 $0.00 $18,777.90 $3,367.38 $0.00 $12,268.19 $40,998.04 $18,650.77 $7,801.35 $20,585.34 $256.95 $-14.13 $0.01 $38,780.08 $17,411.53 $2,973.44 $1,191.08 $1,636.40 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7.87 $-48.02 $1,669.85 $7,422.69

2010 Receipts $356706.09 $7,144.89 $47,667.62 $0.00 $300.00 $470.66 $5,169.11 $61,081.34 $137,347.61 $15,120.55 $7,428.29 $0.00 $1,730.46 $0.00 $15,765.40 $3,475.50 $2,066.00 $4,295.80 $775.00 $36,839.97 $247,291.59 $32,003.27 $9,842.08 $42,348.35 $2.12 $20,513.78 $15,121.41 $34,833.99

2010 Disbursements $250,288.19 $1,762.46 $3,168.00 $379.93 $0.00 $0.00 $10,998.45 $60,571.30 $134,480.23 $0.00 $500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $15,000.00 $0.00 $2,972.00 $1,484.83 $0.00 $25,966.36 $247,291.59 $32,003.27 $9,842.08 $42,348.35 $9.99 $20,465.76 $16,791.26 $42,256.68

Ending Cash Fund Balances 12/31/2010 $9,656.33 $5,012.70 $44,499.62 $18,397.97 $3,667.38 $470.66 $6,438.85 $41,508.08 $21,518.15 $22,921.90 $27,513.63 $256.95 $1,716.33 $0.01 $39,545.48 $20,887.03 $2,067.44 $4,002.05 $2,411.40 $10,873.61 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Investments at 12/31/2010 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Total Cash and Investments at 12/31/2010 $9,656.33 $5,012.70 $44,499.62 $18,397.97 $3,667.38 $470.66 $6,438.85 $41,508.08 $21,518.15 $22,921.90 $27,513.63 $256.95 $1,716.33 $0.01 $39,545.48 $20,887.03 $2,067.44 $4,002.05 $2,411.40 $10,873.61 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00







Beginning Cash Fund Balances 01/01/2010 $10,640.00 $19,972.54 $34,571.21 $53,854.36 $130,284.12 $26,776.58 $111,699.42 $49,854.94 $425,130.00 $7,890.00 $3,875.70 $32,246.53 $93.58

2010 Receipts $3,750.00 $455,956.84 $3,000.00 $129,453.38 $97.82 $18,000.00 $365,308.46 $46,303.52 $38.89 $2,600.00 $0.00 $12,300.00 $918,915.94

2010 Disbursements $3,600.00 $474,545.90 $0.00 $129,180.70 $45.00 $8,752.90 $450,118.24 $15,880.46 $315,993.56 $2,260.00 $0.00 $15,171.18 $890,108.45

Ending Cash Fund Balances 12/31/2010 $10,790.00 $1,383.48 $37,571.21 $54,127.04 $130,336.94 $36,023.68 $26,889.64 $80,278.00 $109,175.33 $8,230.00 $3,875.70 $29,375.35 $28,901.07

Investments at 12/31/2010 $0.00 $4,570.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $50,000.00 $25,000.00 $0.00

Total Cash and Investments at 12/31/2010 $10,790.00 $5,953.48 $37,571.21 $54,127.04 $130,336.94 $36,023.68 $26,889.64 $80,278.00 $109,175.33 $8,230.00 $53,875.70 $54,375.35 $28,901.07







CERTIFICATION: This is to certify that the data contained in this report is accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. Diana Powell, Clerk-Treasurer P.O. Box 194, Poseyville, IN 47633 Telephone (Between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:00 pm): (812) 874-1401. E-mail Published in The Posey County News on March 1, 2011.

Red F 150 or F 250 in the middle of the hwy, Illinois plate—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon February 20 7:57 a.m.—Department of Natural Resources— Advised a deer has been hit or shot. Advised deer is still alive trying to get up. Advised is a traffic hazard— Wolfinger Road, Evansville 1:36 p.m.—Breaking and Entering—Caller advised subjects have broke into and vandalized property again. Advised this will be called Little Copperline. Request an officer. Advised windows are broke, things are thrown everywhere—W. Copperline, Mount Vernon 1:41 p.m.—Vandalism—2 boys in a vacant house breaking stuff, appear to be around 8-9 years old—Country Homes Court, Evansville 2:54 p.m.—Theft—Has some anhydrous stolen this morning—Ries Road, Mount Vernon 4:52 p.m.—Reckless— Silver SUV swerving off the shoulder and speeding— Hwy 66, Evansville 5:14 p.m.—Suspicious— White plastic grocery bag on the north side of the road. Baggies and some type of fabric in the bag. Did not look at anything else— Emge, Poseyville 5:45 p.m.—Reckless— Black Grand Prix swerving all over the road, barely missing guardrails, all over the road—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 6:46 p.m.—Juvenile Problem—14 year-old male out of control, has made physical threats, trying to leave now—Hwy 69, New Harmony 7:01 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised a male subject called her and left message on answering machine saying she won money and caller advised this is suspicious—Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 9:46 p.m.—Welfare Check—Advised female subject had medication at the hospital and then left the hospital with IV in her arm and drove herself back to her home. She is needing an officer to make sure that IV is out. Subject refuses to go back to the hospital because she says she does not have gas to drive back—Copperline Road, Mount Vernon 10:33 p.m.—Alarm— Main dining motion— Frontage Road, Poseyville February 21 11:32 a.m.—Medical— Big Pine Dr, Evansville 12:58 p.m.—Accident— Caller states her husband has hit a tree and he is yelling for help—Mary Anderson Road, Wadesville 1:46 p.m.—Suspicious— Someone called and told caller that they had 2 million dollars. She did not give them any info. Would like to speak with deputy—Aubry Lane, Wadesville 2:31 p.m.—Reckless— Red Ford truck all over the roadway—Hwy 69, New Harmony February 22 7:32 a.m.—Alarm— Burglar alarm, front door— Hwy 66, Wadesville

Circuit Court Felony/Misdemeanor Wesley Barnes, 29, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class D Felony. Ct. 1 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure, counseling, driver’s license suspended one year, nine months probation and fees. 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except nine months in Posey County Community Corrections. Randal S. Burkhart, 43, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class B Felony; Ct. 2- Possession of Methamphetamine, Class C Felony; Ct. 3- Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Class C Felony; Ct. 4- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felony, Class B Felony. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, $86.85 in restitution to the Posey County Narcotics Unit and $400 to Black Township Fire and Rescue for clean-up fees, counseling, two years probation and fees. Ct. 1- 10 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2- 4 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 3- 4 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 4- 10 years Indiana Department of Corrections, concurrent, all suspended except two years. Brett A. Robison, 43, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class B Felony; Ct. 2- Illegal Possession of Anhydrous a.m.monia or a.m.monia Solution, Class D Felony; Ct. 3- Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony. Ct. 1 and 3 are dismissed. $1 plus costs, counseling, nine months probation and fees. 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except nine months in Posey County Community Corrections. John Rose, 55, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Strangulation, Class C Felony; Ct. 2Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. Ct. 1 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, counseling, 1 year probation and fees. One year Posey County Jail, suspended. Kody Schaum, 23, Boonville. Ct. 1- Illegal Possession of Anhydrous a.m.monia or a.m.monia Solution, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Storage or Transportation of Anhydrous a.m.monia Illegally, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, $39.30 restitution for clean-up fees, counseling, One year probation and fees. Ct. 1- 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2- 12 months Indiana Department of Corrections, concurrent, all suspended except six months. John R. Sydnor, 45, Shawnee, Kan., Possession of Cocaine, Class D Felony. $1 plus costs, $100 countermeasure fee, 12 months probation and fees. 12 months Indiana Department of Corrections, suspended.

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Jaycee Campbell and her father John are tempted by the cookie tree in her 1-yearold classroom, the Busy Bees, at the Children's Learning Center of Posey County's 15th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, February 15.

Knowles makes pets and owners feel at home in MV Mount Vernon native Missy Knowles has endeared herself to our fourlegged friends by talking with the animals at Hawthorne Animal Clinic in Mount Vernon. For eight years now, shortly after Dr. Jason Zieren opened his veterinarian clinic, Knowles has been grooming dogs of all shapes and sizes. She found her niche when Zieren’s former groomer from Illinois wanted to stay in Illinois and invited her to train for her position. “It was very hands on,” Knowles says. “I’d be considered self-taught.” An animal lover, she enjoyed— and continues to enjoy—the work. It’s a bonus to know how to groom her own pets now, too. Knowles and her family care for quite the menagerie: Jewel the Doberman Pinscher; April the yellow Labrador Retriever; Grace the yellow Labrador Retriever; Spur the Australian cattle dog; and the grandma of them all, 15-year-old Elke the American Eskimo. Her five fi ve dogs share their home with

Cheeto, the barn cat and two horses, Tahoe and Roy. Knowles and her husband Shawn go on trail rides as often as time will permit. Time is, indeed, a precious commodity for Knowles since dog grooming is not her only employment. Since 1999, with the exception of a two-year break, she has served as a bus driver for the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon. Until her break from bus driving, Knowles drove the Lawrence subdivision route.

Now, she runs a route on the west end of town. “I just think of the kids I see now and they have kids,” she says. “I think that part is kind of neat.” Knowles is amazed when she considers how fast her own two sons have grown. Dakota is a freshman at her alma mater, Mount Vernon High School. Drew is an apprentice for Johnson Controls, Inc. She and her husband Shawn will celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary in September. 359 DREIER BLVD Open House Sun. Feb. 13 1:00-2:30pm

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Spacious split bedroom design with 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,354 sqft and a sideload 2.5 car garage on almost an acre of land. Enjoy the large and open kitchen. Many updates include new insulated garage door, garbage disposal and new kitchen sink faucet.




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LOCALLY OWNED We at O’Risky Excavating will strive to provide top quality professional Excavating, Concrete, and Demolition services with customer and personal satisfaction as the motivation. We will measure our performance with customer base and d company growth. th We W will ill return t home to our families knowing that we did our job with the highest level of safety, honor, integrity, and character that we as a team can achieve!




The Posey County News, March 1st 2011 Edition  

The Posey County News, March 1st 2011 Edition

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