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Volume 132 Edition 12

Cynthiana residents want trailers cleaned up Abandoned trailers, park leave council wondering how to best go about process

Red Wagon to help Scouts

By Valerie Werkmeister Cynthiana residents voiced concerns about conditions at the trailer park in town during last Tuesday’s town board meeting. Residents complained about tall weeds and abandoned trailers that have been stripped of their aluminum leaving exposed shells. Residents say bits of insulation blow throughout the neighborhood and many are concerned about the hazards these structures may pose. Citizens questioned board members to see what has been done regarding the situation. Clerktreasurer, Greta Mounts, stated she has made numerous calls to try and

Boy Scout Troop 387 in Poseyville will be sponsoring a fundraiser at The Red Wagon in Poseyville on Wednesday, March 21, from 4 - 9 p.m. Present a coupon along with your dinner receipt and The Red Wagon will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the scouts. Troop 387 is in need of a new concession stand in order to continue offering their popular barbecued ribs, pork and chicken sandwiches.

Sock Hop Food Drive Sock Hop Food Drive will be held March 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Catalyst Church, 3232 Claremont Ave. To enter you must bring in four non-perishable food items per person. Hosted by Curves West 812468-9999.

track down the property owners. She stated that Posey County Assessor records show that John and Deva Spillers are currently listed as the owners. However, both are deceased and it is unknown if they have any descendants. Mailed rent checks from the few remaining trailer park renters have also been returned. Mounts added that the assessor’s office indicated that the property would be included in an upcoming sheriff’s sale, but was unsure of the date. Attorney Jeff Ahlers stated that the town could try to clean the property or ask for volunteer as-

sistance. Many stated that debris is hidden from overgrown weeds and would pose a hazard to equipment. The town could clean the property at their own expense and add a tax lien to the property. However, as Ahlers advised, the town may not ever recover those expenses. Board members asked Mounts to check with the assessor’s office to see when the upcoming sheriff’s sale will be held. Leanne Schmitt and Jody Cumbee inquired about a possible grant from Toyota to help fund improvements at the Cynthiana ball park. Town board president Scott Cox stated that a form would need to

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Jury finds Posey man guilty in sex assault trial

New Harmony talk slated Dr. Donald E. Pitzer, a retired USI professor of history, will present a public talk on his recent book New Harmony Then and Now (Indiana University Press, 2012) at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kleymeyer Hall in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center at the University of Southern Indiana. The book is a photographic and historic celebration of the two great American Utopian communities founded in New Harmony, with images by Darryl Jones and text by Pitzer, who has edited and written multiple books on historic and contemporary communal societies. Following his talk, Pitzer will be available to sign copies of his book. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the USI Center for Communal Studies at 465-7150.

Officers of the Poseyville Fire Department stand in front of the department's new rescue truck. From left are: Captain Sean Hopf, Captain Steve Williams, Deputy Chief Jeff Droege, Assistant Chief Sam Martin and Chief Chris Neaveill. Photo by Valerie Werkmeister

Poseyville firemen show off new truck

Henryville donations

By Valerie Werkmeister Members of the Poseyville Fire Department are as happy as kids on Christmas morning. They recently unveiled their new rescue truck that is now in service. It took three rounds of tries at a grant, an entire community of support and lots of input from the members themselves to make the dream become a reality. The truck cost approximately $260,000 and

Mount Vernon Fire Department is collecting donations for the victims in Henryville. Items needed; Baby Items, Storage Totes, Personal Hygiene Items, Household Cleaning items, Non perishable foods, and Geriatric items. Drop off donations at the Mount Vernon Fire Department between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. For more information call 838-3447.

Demo Club Meeting The Posey County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at the Gym Annex in New Harmony on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and meet local Democrat candidates.

be completed including a scope of work. The trio will work on paperwork in hopes of completing it in time for the next round of grant approvals. A town-wide yard sale will be held July 14. Residents expressed the need for a spring clean-up prior to the sale. Board members hope to learn they are the recipients of a grant that will provide materials to spruce up the park shelter house. Mounts stated the results should be announced on May 18. Board members added they will need volunteer

$150,000 was funded through the grant. The town of Poseyville and Robb Township split the remaining $110,000. Last Wednesday, the department recognized some of the key people that helped make the truck possible. They presented plaques to Seib Brothers Farms, who donated money; Alvey Signs, who did all the decal work; Debbie Bennett-Stearsman of Southwest

Indiana Economic Development Coalition, who helped administer the grant and Pete White, General Manager of Kenworth who supplied the truck. The new truck features a new light tower on top of the truck that is remote controlled and can extend or rotate to illuminate dark highways at night. The extrication

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NHS students to say, ‘Thanks for memories’

Meet your Legislator set The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will host its annual “Meet your Legislator” event on Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Mount Vernon, Ind. This event will allow residents to meet with area legislators, Senator Jim Tomes and Representative Wendy McNamara. The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Alexandrian Public Library, Mount Vernon, Ind.

Police make 17 arrests Friday and Saturday night, between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m., Indiana State Police at Evansville conducted saturation patrols throughout the entire district targeting impaired and dangerous drivers. Troopers issued 229 traffic tickets, 389 warnings and arrested 17 impaired drivers.

Relay meeting is March 22 The next meeting of the Relay for Life of Mount Vernon’s 2012 event will be held March 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon at 6 p.m. The meeting will include team info, committee reports, event planning, videos and more. All interested in being a part of Relay for Life are invited to attend. Contact Marissa Priddis at 363-0381 ( or Tiffani Weatherford at 2048968 (TWeatherford@ccswin. com) for more information.

By Pam Robinson Student council officers at New Harmony School, or NHS, understand the loyalty and love expressed in the new school slogan and displayed proudly on many t-shirts: “Forever a Rappite—Always bleed blue.” At the same time, they are encouraging their classmates to embrace the change once NHS closes its doors on May 22. “It has been a tough year,” admits student council president Kendall Morris, “but I think it’s getting better. I think everybody is adjusting. I just don’t want people whenever they go to North Posey or Mount Vernon or wherever to not try and make new friends or actually get involved in the school where they are going.” Likewise, freshman Jessica Deckard-Mills, student council treasurer, encourages her classmates “to get involved and make new friends” while freshman Kendall Wilson, student council secretary, believes NHS students can better move on if they allow their memories to empower them. “I want people to be able to move on and make new friends, but always

Pictured are the officers of New Harmony School's student council (from L to R): Vice President Madison Worman (sophomore), President Kendall Morris (junior), Secretary Kendall Wilson (freshman) and Treasurer Jessica Deckard-Mills (freshman). Photo by Pam Robinson remember what they did some to Mount Vernon, school through grade 12, here and what fun they and a couple are thinking most look forward to the had here,” Wilson says. about Signature School festivities planned for All agree with stu- and New Tech School Tuesday, May 22, their dent council vice presi- in Evansville. Student last day of school. dent Madison Worman, council president Ken“We didn’t want to just a sophomore, that their dall Morris expressed take our tests and say, new schools will pro- her appreciation for the ‘It’s over,’” comments vide more opportunities warm student welcome student council president for academic and ath- at Mount Vernon High Morris. letic achievement. Each School during a recent The day is being deof them contributes to a day-long open house and signed to leave everyone recitation of specific of- tour. She says students with good memories of ferings unavailable at are looking forward to NHS, home of the RapNHS—honors classes such an event at North pites. Organizers want in a variety of subjects Posey as well. In addi- to discourage sadness, and football, high school tion, North Elementary so they are staying away cheerleading, track, soc- students paired with NHS from ceremonies. Instead, cer, girls’ golf. elementary students at under consideration for The student council a dance recently to help the day’s activities are officers note that most students become better games, such as tug o’ war students have chosen to acquainted. See Page A3 relocate to North Posey, All NHS students, pre-

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Retrospective ................. A4 Legals.............................. B6 Classifieds .................. B7-8

By Dave Pearce A two-day jury trial conducted in Posey County Circuit Court has resulted in a guilty verdict of the crime of Attempted Rape, a Class B Felony. Results from DNA testing by the Indiana State Police lab led to the arrest of 20-year-old Michael O’Brien of Poseyville about a month ago. According to Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers, juvenile charges from O’Brien’s record could not be entered Michael O’Brien against him during the trial but may now be considered during the sentencing process. Clowers said O’Brien faces between six and 20 years in prison as a result of the guilty verdict. Sentencing has been set for April 16 at 1:30 at Posey County Circuit Court. Clowers also indicated that O’Brien must now register as a sex offender. “Detective Thomas Latham did a great job of investigating and gathering information and presenting a case,” Clowers said of the Posey County Sheriff’s Deputy. “His efforts helped us at trial to cover our bases and be successful. This was thoroughly investigated.” According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, the charges stem from an incident which occurred on New Year’s Eve at a residence at 424 N. St. Phillips Road. According to court records, O’Brien was attending a New Year’s Eve party at the home when the sexual assault took place. Witnesses statements indicate the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. Police were called at around 8 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012, after Posey County Dispatch was notified by St. Mary’s Hospital that a sexual assault had occurred in Posey County. According to reports, the victim had been drinking and had passed out on a sofa in the back of the home when the incident occurred. Reportedly, friends of the victim walked in as the assault was occurring. The friends indicated they yelled at O’Brien and attempted to awaken the victim but that she did not awaken at first. Eventually, friends woke the girl and at that point, with the help of several witnesses who gave depositions at the trial, she realized that the assault had taken place. The victim spent the night in the home asleep in a living room with several others while O’Brien reportedly spent the remainder of the

Cards for Virgil North Posey High School athetic director Virgil Ferguson. got the call last week that he has been waiting on. Virgil underwent a liver transplant late last week. The prognosis is good but cards may be sent to Virgiol Ferguson at 546 Hilton Court, Evansville, IN 47711.

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Fifth graders Addie Robinson, Olivia Lannert, Grady Kitterman, Katie Carner, Lexton Beirman and Tyler Walls spend time enjoying the unusual March weather while running the mile on Thursday. Photo by Zach Straw. See more of this set on facebook.

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Each Sunday from 11am. to 4pm. Posey County Pound Pups (PCPP) features adoptable dogs at Pet Food Center on the North Side. Seen here representing PCPP are Wendel Little and daughter Meghan (in front of their 39 Ford Two-door Deluxe Sedan), Christine Beyer and dog ‘Ella,’ the Easter Bunny, Brenda Vanderver and dog ‘Trent.’ Photo by Zach Straw. Read more about PCPP on Page A4 Retro. See more of this set on Facebook, along with some pets up for adoption!



Elyssa Wassmer enjoys her great-grandfather’s surprise 80th birthday party, held saturday evening at The Red Wagon in Poseyville. Approximately 75 friends and relatives surprised the Poseyville native. Photo by Dave Pearce

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OBITUARIES Catherine Dunigan Catherine J. (Gambrel) Dunigan, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton, Ind. She was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Posey County the daughter of Homer and Elizabeth (Geiss) Owens. Catherine was a homemaker, quilted, crocheted and loved to play bingo. She was a member of South Gibson Apostolic Church. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, dearly loved children, she never complained about anything. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Carol (Ralph) Winterheimer; sons, Charles V. (Bonnie), Larry L. (Norma), David A. (Sherri) and Dennis O. (Janet) Gambrel; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Vernon Gambrel of 43 years and Newell Dunigan of 14 years; sisters, Dorothy Robb and Bonnie Rene Williams. Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at Holder’s Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Sizemore officiating. Burial followed in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Wadesville. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank Southern Care Hospice for the wonderful care they provided and also to River Oaks Health Campus where she was well cared for. Memorial contributions may be made to River Oaks Activity Department or to Southern Care Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

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Kathryn Fay Reed Kathryn Fay (Kay) Reed, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at DeaconessGatewayHospital. She was born April 6, 1936, in Poseyville, the daughter of Earl and Maude (Hudson) Matsel. On August 1, 1953, she married the love of her life James H. Reed, to which they raised five children together. Kay was a homemaker (Domestic Engineer) employed by Jim Reed and a member of the First Christian Church of Owensville. Survivors include her children, Jowyn (Mike) Johnson, Jimmy (Pat) Reed, Jayne (Tim) Deal, Jana (Randy) Marple and Jay (Karen) Reed; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (Bernard) Thompson and Grace York. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jim in 2001; brothers, Everett “Doc” Matsel and Carl Matsel; sisters, Caran Key, Mary Ellen Thompson and Emma Farney. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at Holder’s Funeral Home in Owensville with the Rev. Bart Newton officiating. Burial followed in the Owensville Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made to the First Christian Church Owensville Building Fund.Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

Everett M. Hein Jack I. Johnson Jack I. Johnson, 72, longtime Guymon resident; passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. The son of Levi and Mary (Malone) Johnson, he was born on June 1, 1939 in Bokoshe, Okla. Jack’s father passed away when he was a young boy. He was raised by his mother, Mary and stepfather, Lee Shirley. Jack graduated from Griffin, Indiana High School with the Class of 1957. He then attended and graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He was married to Kay Logsdon on September 3, 1960, in Kechi, Kansas; she passed away on November 23, 2002. Johnson was a cattle buyer for Tyson for over 45 years. Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and caring for all animals. Survivors include one son, Aaron Johnson of Edmond, Okla.; one daughter, Heather and husband, Jerry Mitchell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two granddaughters, Evann and Abby Mitchell; one brother, Tom Johnson and wife, Nancy of Veedersburg, Indiana, and his partner, Sue Ellen Ward of Evansville, Indiana. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 13 at 3 p.m. at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon with friend, Levi Keenan officiating. Following the interment there was a Celebration of Life ceremony at the Guymon Elk’s Lodge. Services were under the care of the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon. The Johnson family request memorials be given to the Guymon Animal Shelter. Memorials will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942. Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at

‘Cynthiana’ Continued from Page A1 labor to help complete the tasks as the grant will only pay for materials. Town marshal Andy Porath stated the Fairhaven Church located in the old high school building was broken into March 10. A red bass guitar was stolen. Local law enforcement is investigating the crime and is asking for anyone with information to contact the Posey County Sheriff’s Department. Porath informed board members he is working on paperwork to add a reserve deputy to the police department. Nathan Bickers, a Cynthiana resident and fire department member has expressed an interest in the position. Porath stated he

believed that Bickers would be a good asset to the department. Board members also gave Porath permission to have the town’s police car checked out by a local mechanic. The squad car won’t start and Porath had tried to remedy the problem by replacing the battery. He noted the car is 13 years old. Porath asked for public help in keeping the park safe and enjoyable for everyone. He advised the park closes at 11 p.m. daily. Anyone with information on park vandalism should contact the police department. The next Cynthiana Town Board meeting will be Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in the town hall.

‘New Truck’ Continued from Page A1 equipment has a pump mounted on the truck which can slide out on a tray when needed. It also features a small refrigerator that can keep drinks cold when fighting fires on hot days. Department members helped assemble and equip the truck themselves. They also helped design and install the brackets that much of the equipment is housed on. Equipment is now easier to find, easier to access and labeled. The old rescue truck was not user friendly and some of the tools had to be stored in under body compartments. It was often difficult to access the supplies they needed.

It was also designed to service the community far into the future. Fire Chief Chris Neaveill explained that there is still ample space on the truck allowing room to grow as more supplies are obtained. Neaveill praised the effort s by the community to help obtain the truck. Large numbers of people, as well as other area fire department members, turned out at public hearings to speak out for the truck’s need. “We couldn’t have done this without the community. It was definitely community support that helped us secure the truck,” Neaveill said.

Everett Hein, 88, passed away March 17, 2012, at the New Harmonie Healthcare in New Harmony, Ind. He was born on August 20, 1923, to Edward and Lena (Johnson) Hein. Everett was a member and past trustee of Johnson United Methodist Church, Arctic Masonic Lodge where he held many offices, Hadi Shrine, Posey County Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, Posey County and Harmony Twp. Farm Bureau, Olde Tyme Auto Club, Tri State Model A, Posey County Fair Association, Past 4-H leader, and member of the New Harmony Alumni Association. Surviving include his wife of 61 years Velma (Papenmeier) Hein, his son Marwin of New Harmony, two daughters: JoBerta (Stanley) Campbell of Wadesville, Ind., Kristy (Kurt) Georgesen of McCutchanville, one sister EvaLou Carroll of Evansville. Three Grandchildren: Kelsey, Kendra and Thor Georgesen all of McCutchanville. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., March 20, 2012, at Johnson United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Adams officiating. Visitation was held on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 2 and 8 p.m. at Werry Funeral Home, New Harmony Chapel with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Johnson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 515, New Harmony, Indiana 47631 or Hadi Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund.

Virginia Pettry, 85, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville. She was born in Dawes, W.V. on February 9, 1927 to James and Ida (Green) Pettry. She is preceded in death by her parents; and her 18 siblings. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Schneider Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Ind., is handling arrangements.

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Olie Williams Olie Williams, 89, passed away on March 17, 2012, at Pine Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. She was born on January 6, 1923, in Wilmington, N.C. to George and Mary (Melton) Barr. Olie was very active in the Eastern Star Sunbeam Chapter and held the office of Worthy Matron. She enjoyed dancing and spent many years square dancing. She was preceded in death by sisters, Christene Felts and Doris Stokley; and granddaughter, Sherry Price Strunk. Olie is survived by her husband of 63 years, William Larry Williams; daughter, Gail (Bill) Enright, son, Henry B Hollis; sisters, Mildred Ness, Catherine Gaffney, and Shannon (Barry) Glass; and daughterin-law, Mary Hollis; granddaughters Shannon (Mark) Hildenbrand and Maria (Duane) Robertson, great granddaughters Tiffany (Jason) Kincade, Cassandra Inkenbrandt, Caitlin Hildenbrand, and Danielle, Natyia, and Natasha Robertson; as well as great grandsons, Chaz (Brooke) Price, Brock Price, Seth (Adrienne) Hildenbrand, Noah (Jessica) Hildenbrand, and Michah, Caleb and Matthew Robertson; great great grandchildren, Zain, Ava, Dryden, Lily, Michael, Cheri, Gabe, and Leela. The family would like to thank the staff at Pine Haven and Heritage Hospice. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Schneider Funeral home, 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon, Ind., with the Rev. Tom Hubachek officiating and burial to follow in Bellefontaine cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage hospice or to the Sunbeam chapter of the Eastern Star.

‘NHS Students’ Continued from Page A1 and sack races, a cookout with an extended lunch to allow for yearbook signing and the release of helium balloons. Even businesses supportive of NHS may see their names displayed on signs—the students’ way to, again, say, “thanks for the memories.” Sponsoring the event, the school celebration committee has already set May 1 through May 15 for the

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USI announces Intern Employers of the Year

Shelia Naab welcomes attendees to the 17th Annual Celebration of Leadership and 12th Annual Evansville Courier and Press Jefferson Awards. The event was well attended and featured over 100 nominees, including Posey County organizations. Photo by Zach Straw. See more of this gallery on Facebook.

The University of Southern Indiana’s Office of Career Services and Placement has selected its 2011 Intern Employer of the Year awards, given each year to businesses and non-profits that provide internships for USI students GAF Materials Corporation of Mount Vernon, Indiana, is the 2011 Intern Employer of the Year in the business/industry category, and Whispering Pines Health Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, is the 2011 Employer of the Year in the non-profit category. GAF Materials Corporation has been nominated for the last two years by Tyler Brames, a junior mechanical engineering major. Founded in 1886, GAF Materials Corporation is a $3 billion company with 3,200 employees and is a leader in the building materials industry. “The internship here at GAF has been the best experience anybody could have given me to become a better engineer,” Brames

said. “They trusted me in leading a project to improve the company’s ability to make a new product and for the company to gain more revenue. In my eyes, this company and everything it represents should be awarded the employer of the year for their continued support and recognition of my work.” Since 1964, Whispering Pines Health Care Center has been owned and operated by the Porter County Council of Church Women, a non-profit organization committed to care of the elderly. Whispering Pines was nominated by Courtney McCann ‘11, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in health services. Her internship supervisor was Rosemary Weeks, the facility’s executive director. “Rosemary allowed me to gain the knowledge and understanding of health care leaders in a nursing home setting, guided me in different career pathways I can take with my degree,

helped me achieve my learning goals, and allowed for me to have hands-on experience,” McCann said. Philip Parker, director of Career Services and Placement, said, “Experiential education, including internships and cooperative education, are vital in preparing students for successful careers and the University demonstrates this by making the enhancement of experiential education a major component of its strategic plan. We in USI Career Services feel it is imperative to recognize those organizations that share this vision through offering internship and cooperative education opportunities to our students. “It is always a difficult task to select the annual recipients of the awards from among the numerous employers that are so deserving of the recognition.” Employers eligible for the 2011 award were those

who hosted a USI student for an internship between August 31, 2010 and September 1, 2011. The students nominated internship providers based on quality of the internship experience; how they were assisted in meeting learning objectives; mentoring that was provided; opportunities for learning and leadership; and how the employer generally sought to support the philosophy of internships for college students. The 2010 recipients were Berry Plastics and Leadership Evansville. Over the past decade alone, over 1,000 employers – including businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies – have provided internship opportunities for USI students. For more information about USI Career Services and Placement, call 812/464-1865 or go to

New Harmony Bicentennial Commission Steering Committee meets Special to the Posey County News The New Harmony Bicentennial Commission steering committee met March 6, 2012, at the Schnee-Ribeyre-Elliott house. Plans for the bicentennial celebration are moving forward as can be seen from the steering committee’s work at the March 6 meeting. Two additional organizations were added to the bicentennial commission: the New Harmony Association of Interpreters represented by Becky Smyth and Harmonie State Park represented by Jim Gray. Maggie Rapp is replacing Erika Myers-Bromwell to represent New Harmony Gallery. Rita Davis submitted the winning design for the bi-

centennial logo. The logo will be used for banners on commercial buildings, on letterheads, on posters and more. A grant request will be submitted to the Blaffer Foundation to cover the production cost of these items. The Friends of the New Harmony Working Men’s Institute hope to bring Senator Richard Lugar to town as the speaker for the Fourth of July 2014 celebration. The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will

perform a selection of Harmonist music, arranged by Philip Hagemann, during the Capstone Week. The Blaffer Foundation is supporting this event. A tentative schedule for the bicentennial year and the Capstone Week was prepared for discussion at the next bicentennial commission meeting. The steering committee worked on identifying potential donors to support certain events, lectures, ad-

vertisements, pageant expenses, and so on. A fundraising committee was also discussed. The next meeting of the New Harmony Bicentennial Commission is Tuesday, March 20 (today), at Thrall’s Opera House. The commission’s steering committee will next meet Monday, June 18, at the Schnee-Ribeyre-Elliott house, followed on June 19 by another meeting of the bicentennial commission.

Enrollment deadline June 1 for DCP and ACRE Programs Greg Knowles, County Executive Director for Posey County, reminds producers that June 1, 2012 is the deadline for enrolling in the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical program

(DCP) or Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program. Signatures of all producers receiving a share in DCP or ACRE payments are required by the June 1st deadline. Also May

31, 2012 is the deadline to certify the wheat that was planted last Fall. For more information, please contact the Posey County FSA Office at (812) 838-4191, ext. 2.

State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) meets with Michael Thornton, a Vietnam War Navy Seal veteran, on Monday, March 12. Thornton served four tours of duty and was wounded 17 times, earning him the Congressional Medal of Honor. “I really enjoyed hearing from Lieutenant Thornton,” Tomes said. “It’s truly a privilege to be able to speak with a great American hero.” Tomes is a Vietnam Veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and currently the commander of Wadesville VFW Post 6576. Tomes recently supported a Senate Concurrent Resolution designating March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in Indiana and urges everyone to say “thank you” when seeing a Hoosier Vietnam War Veteran. According to Tom Applegate, director of Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 174,000 Hoosiers served in Vietnam.

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New Harmony Bicentennial Logo Competition won by artist Rita Davis A logo design submitted by freelance graphic designer, Rita Davis of rural Posey County, has been selected as the official mark for the 2014 Bicentennial Celebration in historic New Harmony, Indiana. Davis’s design was chosen from a dozen or so logo design entries in a contest sponsored by the New Harmony Bicentennial Commission. Maggie Rapp, director of the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery, and Erika Myers-Bromwell, director of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, were judges for the competition. Davis’s design utilizes one-half of a labyrinth to form tree branches which spread, symbolically, to encompass New Harmony’s illustrious history. According to Davis, the cutaway bottom half of the labyrinth invites people to enter and represents the town’s striving to be accessible to all. Davis describes the tree roots as embedded in New Harmony’s strength of past and present and its hope for a splendid future. Inscribed with the dates, 1814 – 2014, and the words, “New Harmony,” at its base, the logo’s background color is gold to depict the distinct richness of the community’s past. “As an artist and graphic designer, I entered the logo contest feeling I could capture the ‘essence’ of New Harmony, after being a resident of this extraordinary town for many years,” Davis said. The Bicentennial Commission’s Steering Committee, co-chaired by Connie Weinzapfel, director of USI’s Historic New Harmony, and Raymond McConnell, a community volunteer, admired Davis’s symbolic use of the labyrinth in her design and acknowledged the significance such a design could bring to New Harmony’s Bicentennial celebration, since the town is the site of

two notable labyrinths. The original Harmonist labyrinth consisted of shrubs and flowering plants, such as currant and hazel bushes, dogwood trees, and a variety of flowers. The current structure was constructed as a maze near the South Main Street site of this original labyrinth in 1939 by the New Harmony Memorial Commission and was recently reconfigured to reflect the original Harmonist layout. This privet hedge labyrinth, with a small temple at its center, has delighted visitors for decades. In the 1990s, a second labyrinth was commissioned by the late Jane Blaffer Owen, New Harmony’s beloved patron. Dedicated in 1997 by Francois Legaux, Canon of The Cathedral of Chartres, France, this rose granite unicursal labyrinth, a close replica of the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth, is located on North Street. Davis’s creative designs have enhanced numerous other special events in New Harmony. For three consecutive years, her graphics have graced printed materials to promote the Arts In Harmony Art Fair. She has participated in the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art Print Invitational Show for several years and has just recently completed a suite of products for Sara Brown of Sara’s Harmonie Way, including business cards, rack cards, postcards, posters, hang tags and coasters. The New Harmony Bicentennial Commission was created by the New Harmony Town Council and represents the community’s various organizational groups. Currently, the Commission is meeting quarterly to plan the celebration, which will mark the community’s 200th year in 2014.

Gallery 618 first show set for March 27 Gallery 618 at the Red House in New Harmony, Ind. will be holding an opening reception for the gallery's very first show on March 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 618 Main St. in New Harmony. The show will feature work from local artists including students at North Posey High School and Ivy Tech Community College. The gallery's opening show will be

an “Artist's Choice” show, which gives the artist the opportunity to show their favorite work. The reception will give visitors the opportunity to talk with the artists about their work. Refreshments will also be provided. For more information on Gallery 618 at the Red House, visit and click the “Gallery 618” link.

Tercera News Twelve members and three guests met at the home of Lana Elpers on Wednesday evening, March 14, 2012. Co-hostess was Martha Zeigler who prepared delicious pies with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Prior to our meeting, Susie Tooley presented information on the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program that began in March of last year at North Posey Junior Senior High School. This is a research-based countywide program that matches at-risk children with volunteer mentors. She told us of the many ways volunteers can make a difference in the lives of young people in our community. Following this presentation, our program for the evening was given by Ken Meyer of Lifestyle Tours.

By Chris Kellams Mr. Meyer is a resident of New Harmony and formed his business in 1983 with motorcoach tours. He partners with Collette Vacations to offer trips to Europe, South America, Central America as well as offering tours throughout the United States. He shared stories of some of his trips and gave us an insight into escorted tours. Our regular meeting began with an inspirational message from Melissa Rynkiewich regarding change and life decisions. She concluded with, "Don't look back. You're not going that way. The meeting continued with the reading of the minutes of the February meeting, which were approved as read. The treasurer, Sue Wassmer, reported that we

Ashlyn Bourne and Ellie Bush show off their fresco paintings at the Mount Vernon High School Art Camp. Photo submitted

have a balance of 2,548.60. Pictures from the Christmas party were passed around, as well as the offering envelope for God's Storehouse. The money from this collection goes to the Food Pantry. A signup sheet was passed around to work at the Community Table dinner on March 29. We also signed up to make dessert, cake of any kind in a 9 x 13 pan. Another signup sheet was passed to make cookies for Young Life. There were a few changes to the upcoming meetings. Melissa Rynkiewich will host the meeting in May and Gayle Blunier will host the August meeting. Our April meeting date and time will be posted at a later date because the timing depends upon the weather and the blooming time of the azaleas. We plan to visit the azalea farm at the peak blooming time and eat dinner afterward. Members will be contacted with date and time as it nears. At the end of the evening, we welcomed Linda Elpers into the club, as she decided to join us after being a guest at the meeting. Welcome Linda! If you would like more information on Tercera or would like to join us in supporting our community, contact any member or Chris Kellams, secretary, at 812-874-2802.

PC Historical Society to meet March 24 The Posey County Historical Society will meet Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. for its monthly meeting. Janet Mann of New Harmony will present the program "Family History Doesn’t Have To Be Boring" to PCHS members and friends. The meeting will take place at the Historical Society’s room at Hedges Central, Room 4 on the west side of the building. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for those that want to do family research or browse the collection until meeting time. Guests are also welcome to do research each Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic New Harmony Happenings New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art presents a site-specific installation by Chicago-based artist, Juan Angel Chávez, from April 14-May 26. The artist’s residency commences on March 17 at 4 p.m. with a ritual burning of a 19th century barn that has recently been destroyed by fierce winds. Residual materials will be used in the exhibition. Installation of the artwork will take place through the months of March and April. A lecture by the artist will be held on campus at the University of Southern Indiana on March 15th at 6:30 p.m. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, April 14 from 4-7 p.m. at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. A public lecture by the artist will be delivered in New Harmony on April 12. Immersing himself in process and materials, Juan Angel Chávez creates thoughtful, and often fantastic environments; what the artist calls 3-d collage. Usually from discarded construction materials found in urban areas, remnants of buildings, disposed of street signs, and used construction cones become the materials of choice. In "Scraping the Bowl," Chávez's newest installation in New Harmony, the artist will transform the New Harmony Gallery into a lunarlike wasteland using found objects that will be manipulated by extreme ritualistic methods, including fire and the buzz of a chainsaw. Ren-

dered in the chaos of these remnants will exist the rustic nostalgia of an all but forgotten way of life. Born in La Junta, Mexico, Chávez immigrated with his family to Chicago when he was thirteen. In Chicago, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later became immersed in the underground art, music and skateboarding

Driehaus Individual Artist Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany award in NY, NY, Artadia Individual artist award NY, NY and 3Arts, Chicago. Chávez currently holds a faculty position at the Art Institute of Chicago. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. The New

Six-year-old Tiger Cub Scout Kyle Fifer, of Griffin Ind. stopped by The Posey County News last Monday to fulfill bead requirements and learn how a modern newspaper works. Kyle especially enjoyed looking through The Posey County News’ archives, which stretch back to the 1940s. Photo by Zach Straw worlds. By producing a va- Harmony Gallery of Conriety of murals and mosaics temporary Art is sponsored around Chicago, and working by the University of Southern at the National Museum of Indiana. The New Harmony Mexican Art, he became well Gallery of Contemporary Art known in the Chicago art is located at 506 Main Street scene. He has had solo exhi- in New Harmony, Indiana. bitions in Elmhurst and Chi- For more information or to cago, Illinois and in Boston, arrange a private group exMassachusetts. Additionally, perience please call 812/682he has been recognized with 3156 or visit the prestigious Richard H. nhgallery.

APL News LITerally Speaking The LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach on March 20 at 1:00 p.m.. The incredible true story of this unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. APL Board of Trustees Meeting The meeting will be held on March 20 at 5:45 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Matchbox Louvre This teen program will be held March 26 at 3:30 p.m. You are invited to create your own mini sized Louvre by utilizing your own artis-

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By Stanley Campbell tic talents. This program is for those in grades 6 - 12 only. Family Storytime Our Family Storytime Easter egg Hunt will be on March 30 at 6 p.m. Save this date! Please note this is on the last Friday of the month and registration is required for this popular event. We will make a basket for your eggs, so there is no need to bring one. Registration begins March 19 and ends March 29. Need to Register You can register for any program by calling the library at 838-3286 or visit our website at www.apl.lib. Public Library Fam-

ily Storytime Easter Egg Hunt Program This will take place on March 30 at 6 p.m. This is our annual Easter egg program. Please note this is taking place on the last Friday March and is after the library closes. Registration is required for this popular event. Bring the family and come for a fun-filled evening with jelly beans, bunnies, chicks and more. There is no need to bring a basket. Registration begins March 19 and will end March 29 at 8 p.m. To register your child, call Youth Services at 838-3286 or register online at www.apl.lib.

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Austin Briles and Erin Huck Steve and Wendy Huck of New Harmony wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Huck to Austin Briles, son of Marlin and Elaine Briles of Evansville. Erin is a 2000 graduate of New Harmony High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Evansville and works in Telecommunications. Austin is a 2004 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana and also works in the telecommunications industry. A June 5, 2012, wedding is planned on the beaches of Kiawah Island, SC. The couple will reside in Evansville, Ind.

Saint Philip Fish Fry set for March 30 The St. Philip Fish Fry sponsored by the St. Philip Men’s Club in the St. Philip Center on Friday March 30. Carry-out begins at 4:45 p.m. and dine-in serving is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. St. Philip is located seven miles west of Evansville on St. Philip Road.

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years A Century of Service : Girl Scouts of the USA celebrates the centennial of an organization that has not only touched the lives of its alumni, but that has had an impact on American culture as a whole. Today, the Girls Scouts of the USA continue the vision of Juliette Gordon Low as girls continue to have the opportunity to grow physically, mentally and spiritually as the organization strives to reach “every girl everywhere”. This March 11 – July 1 exhibition focuses on the history of Girl Scouting in this region of the State. The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana originally organized as the Raintree Council in September of 1957 and was officially chartered by the Girl Scouts of the USA in March of 1958. Through a variety of material documenting their history – including uniform, images, badges, and, of course, cookies – the vibrant history of the Girl Scouts of the USA is shared.

Helping celebrate Bob Wassmer’s 80th birthday party Friday night at the Red Wagon in Poseyville are, in front, Mason Wassmer, Taylor Wassmer, Brian Wassmer, Jordan Wassmer, Caleb Wassmer, Bob and great grandaughter Ellyson, Sue Wassmer holding Peyton Wassmer, and Hunter Wassmer. Standing, left to right, are Anthony Bowers, Kim Bowers, Kevin Wassmer, Kim Wassmer, Steve Wassmer, Cinda Wassmer, Nicholas Wassmer, Nathan Spahn, Pam Spahn, Brandon Spahn, Leeanna Wassmer, Mike Wassmer, Alan Spahn, David Wassmer and Lori Wassmer. Photo by Dave Pearce

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The Mount Vernon River Days Committee has already begun meeting and making plans for the 2012 event which has been set for September 7, 8 and 9. New this year will be the Mount Vernon River Days Inaugural Great American Towboat Race and ShoveOff Contest. This event is being spearheaded by Don Miller, owner of Mount Vernon Barge Service, and will include towboats from barge services up and

down the Ohio. Popular events that will be returning include historic demonstrations, food booths, Smoke on the Ohio, Family Feud, horse and wagon rides, pet parade, children’s events, library exhibit, and musical talent. A parade, even bigger and better than last year’s, is set for late Saturday afternoon, September 8. Saturday evening’s fireworks will follow Wolfgang’s Concert on the riv-

erfront. The committee is meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, and interested volunteers are welcome to join. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at Alexandrian Public Library. Larry Williams is chairman of River Days 2012. Kay Kilgore (483-2922) is chairman of Events and Entertainment, and Nancy Hoehn (499-4234) is Food Booth chairman.



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Children’s Clothing Bank opens March 31 The Spring Opening of “The Clothes Hanger”, a children’s clothing bank at Old Union Christian Church, is set for Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church basement. The store provides free clothing, new and gently used children’s sizes newborn through 18, for area families needing assistance. All gently used items are in excellent condition. Jackets and shoes are available in limited sizes. Old Union Christian Church is located approximately 2.5 miles north of Poseyville on Highway 165. For more information call (812) 963-6266 or (812) 454-1797.

Lenten Service at Cynthiana UMC set The public is invited to attend the Lenten Service at the Cynthiana United Methodist Chruch Sunday night, March 25, at 7 p.m. Special Music will be furnished by Blacks Chapel United Methodist Chruch of Mount Vernon Indiana. The Rev. George Purnell, United Methodist District Superintendent of Evansville, Indiana will be geast speaker. Refreshments will be served following the service.

Community Easter Egg Hunt April 7 St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 2800 St. Phillips Kanda Merkley, Carolyn Scheller, Judy Straw, and Jean Dean relax at the chicken dinner held for the Relay for Road will host a Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Life held Sunday at the North Posey High School cafeteria. The event was well-attended and supported, the food and April 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. The hunt is open to ages 0-12. Enjoy visiting with the Easter Bunny, Hunting for Eggs, the company were good. Photo by Dave Pearce Easter Crafts and activities. Lunch will be provided.

Sermon of the Week: The Greatest Prospect in the World By The Late Rev. Tom Buffington I Thessaloinains 4:17 ‘then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Paul is presenting to the christians in Thessalonica the greatest prospect that has been revealed to him, to be with the Lord. It is amazing how certain things can inspire the soul. When we anticipate events and attainments, we press on. We’re not deterred by illness, or opposition. We have before us a glorious prospect. Some are driven by the prospect of riches. Some are attracted by position, others by power. Or popularity. But, oh, the failure of

things. Jesus said “seek ye first the kingdom of God.” Paul in the passage before us is presenting the the glorious finality of the Christian life. The second coming of Christ is before us. What does it mean? His coming means His presence. “So shall we ever be with the Lord.” We need to daily sense His presence. We need to remember that one day we will see him face to face. We need to remember that one day we shall be with him throughout eternity. “So shall we ever be with the Lord.” He is coming. We shall meet him in the air. We shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ. We will take part in the marriage supper of the

lamb. We will come with him in the revelation and reign with him for 1,000 years. His coming means His presence. His coming means His place. Christ is coming to be King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the millenial reign, he will be the sole object of worship. He is coming as the son of God, the son of man and the son of David. Read Philippians 2:9-11. His coming means His place; our place will be at His side. This will mean: Fear will be gone. Uncertainity will be gone. When we come to His place, weakness will be gone. Our place at His side will mean that death will be gone. His coming means his

peace. We are living in a restless world. But there is peace for us now if we willreceive it. There is peace through salvation. There is peace through the will of God. There is peace in the work of God. There is peace in the anticipation of the future. We are facing the imminent return of Jesus Christ. Do you have peace when you think of the coming again of Jesus Christ? His coming means His presence, His place, and His peace. The greatest prospect before us “and so shall we ever be with he Lord.”

First Baptist Easter Egg Hunt April 7 First Baptist Church is hosting its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at 1205 Main Street in Mount Vernon. All children 12 and under are invited to participate. Door prizes and snacks will be provided. Pastor Derrick will end with a special word about the meaning of Easter.

Wednesday evening Lenten soup suppers First Presbyterian Church at Sixth and Walnut streets in Mount Vernon continues its Wednesday evening Lenten soup suppers this week at 5:30 p.m. Successive suppers will be held March 21, and 28. The Rev. Monica Gould is leading a discussion each Wednesday of Lent on the significance of the number 40 in the Bible. The public is invited. If interested in attending, please call the church by Tuesday of each week at 838-2473.

St. Peter’s UMC Flea Market April 21 St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 2800 St. Phillips Road, will have their annual Flea Market, Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 21, 2011 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in their Community Center. Lots of items and food will be also be available. If you would like booth information for this event, please call 812-985-5143.

MV Food Pantry looks to future needs The Mount Vernon Food Pantry anticipated big things when the vote was made to move to the Hedges Elementary Building at the beginning of the year. Now, two full months into the move, great things are happening. The pantry saw an increase of 100 clients in January, over the same time in 2011. Clients have been nothing short of excited about the new shopping format that was put into place along with the move. During the first few weeks, volunteers made sure to ask clients as they were “checking out”, if they liked the new format. Clients raved, saying they were so happy to be able to pick items their family would actually eat. This is a big deal in the world of a food pantry. Clients choosing items they want may be more work, but saves money in the end. The pantry Director can maintain an inventory, and see what items clients really are taking off the shelves, and therefore save money by purchasing items the pantry needs and uses. In addition it helps clients maintain their dignity by allowing them to serve them-

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selves, and not feel as they are getting a “handout”. February has been a busy month as well, a stark contrast to other years, where February is typically to slowest month of the year. This brings encouragement that the move, the new hours, and the new format are serving more in the community who need assistance. Yet on the flip side, it brings concern. The budget had to be reviewed in a previous board meeting in order to adjust for the sudden rise in costs. The Director is looking at how to support this new increase. In the past, the pantry has done well with newspaper articles, a website and a string of help needed emails spread about friends and family members. The realization is now that this will no longer suffice. Help is needed to keep the pantry going. We are keeping up now, but the summer months will sneak up before we know it, and the majority of our donated money is spent during these months. But we are spending now. There are many ways to help offset this new rise in pantry usage.

You can donate food, host a food drive at your workplace, club, church or other location. You can donate money. We also have our “Adopt a Child” fundraiser kicking off, which would allow you to sponsor a child over the summer, to ensure they receive breakfast and lunch items while they are out of school, not receiving meals at their school. The cost for that is just $150 per child for the entire summer, not a large cost for such an important need. Anyone interested in helping can go to our website at, call 838-3841 and leave a message, or email Food donations can be brought in during business hours, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9-12, and Fridays from 3-6. Large donations can be scheduled at your convenience by calling or emailing. Monetary donations can be brought by during hours, mailed to P.O. Box 228, or made via the website. If you wish to sponsor a child, please contact the Director at the email listed above.

Church of the Nazarene 531 E. Steammill Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-3288

First United Methodist Church 601 Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2640

Covenant Reformed Presbyeterian Church (OPC) 4101 Caborn Rd. Mount Vernon

Griffin Christian Church 319 N. Main Street Griffin, Ind. 47616 Phone: 812-851-3291

Fair Haven Christ Fellowship Church 10500 Hwy 68 Cynthiana, Ind. 47612 Phone: 812-568-8409 Agape Family Ministries 5529 Industrial Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2232 Apostolic Bible Church 9808 New Harmony Road Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-851-5456

First Baptist Church 1205 N. Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2187 First Baptist Church E. Tavern Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631

Bethesda General Baptist Church 1600 Savah Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620

First Christian Church 7226 Hwy 66 Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-673-4278

Black’s United Methodist Church 8012 Baldknob Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-0318

First Christian Church 1403 Country Club Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2855

Calvary Baptist Church 618 Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-4777

First Church of the Nazarene 424 Vine Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2743

Church of Christ 700 Mill Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2635

First Presbyterian Church 120 E. Sixth Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2473

Church of God Mission 627 W. 5th Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2236

First United Church of Christ Corner of North & Walnut Cynthiana, Ind. 47612

Harvestime Temple 101 Roosevelt Drive Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-5447 Holy Angels Catholic Church 423 South Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-838-2535 Immanuel United Church of Christ 5812 N. Ford Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-3115 Independent Pentecostal Assembly 312 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Johnson United Methodist Church 403 Raintree New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-4648 Lighthouse Assembly of God Pastor Jason Farrar 1005 E. Tavern St. New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Messiah Lutheran Church 7700 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-2278 Mount Pleasant Church 3801 Blackford Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620

Phone: 812-838-3930 Mount Vernon General Baptist Church 1717 N. Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-4555 Mount Zion General Baptist Church 1425 Oliver Road Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-783-2337

St. Matthew Catholic Church 421 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2535 St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 46 Cales Street, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-2251 St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 10430 Hwy 66, Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-985-3416

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church 11420 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-5288

St. Peter’s United Methodist 2800 S. Saint Philips Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-3751

New Harmony Christian Church 307 N. Brewery Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-3626

Saint Philip Catholic Church 3500 St. Philip Road South Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-2275

North Posey Community Church Poseyville, Ind. 47633 812-874-2028

Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church 318 Main Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-4604

Old Union Christian Church 10017 S. State Rd. 165 Poseyville, IN 47633 Phone: 812-874-3186 Point Church of the Nazarene, 12611 Bonebank Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-5182 Poseyville Christian Church 6 E. Main St. , Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-3411 Saint John’s Episcopal Church 602 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-5445

Saint Wendel Catholic Church 10542 W Boonville New Harmony Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-963-3733

Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-2220 Stewartsville United Methodist RR 2 Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-851-5561 The House of Prayer COGIC 816 E. Third Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-3841 The Turning Point 9800 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-9800 Trinity United Church of Church 505 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-3805 United Church of Christ of Cynthiana University Heights Baptist Church 8800 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-5158 Wadesville General Baptist Church 3262 Princeton Street Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-673-4660

Salem Heusler United Church of Christ 11325 Lower Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-2542

Zion Lippe United Church of Christ 9000 Copperline Road East Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-2437

South Gibson Apostolic Chapel 6144 S. 1075 W. Owensville, Ind. 47665 Phone: 812-729-7231

Zoar United Church of Christ 4600 Church Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-963-3749

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 10 N. St. Francis Avenue,


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SCHOOL Water concerns dominate North Posey School issues

State winner Travis Koester with Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. Photo submitted

By Valerie Werkmeister Members of the MSD of North Posey are mulling over a plan that would connect North Posey Junior and Senior High Schools with water from German Township Water District. Currently, the schools operate on a well system. Some of the water samples have not reflected good drinking quality over the past few years and they have had to bring in bottled drinking water. A shift to receiving water from German Township would eliminate the reliance on well water. Superintendent Dr. Todd Camp informed board members of the proposal from German Township during their regular meeting last Monday, March 12. He stated the cost would be $4,558 for a two-inch tap-in to the line that currently runs in front of

the school. Camp stated they already have a two-in tap and was unsure as to the reason for a second one. He is waiting on a response from the water district. In the meantime, they are also waiting on cost estimate from the Town of Poseyville. Although, board members noted that they may be obligated to only get their water from German Township since their water line is already established there. No action was taken by the board. The board accepted the retirement letters from four seasoned teachers. Nancy Davis, a second grade teacher at North Elementary, with 40 years of dedicated service to North Posey will retire at the end of the school year. Others include: Patricia Hewig, who has taught English at the high school

Saint Wendel’s Travis Koester wins top state essay award By Dave Pearce A St. Wendel School student has been awarded the state’s top honor in the annual Richard Lugar Essay Contest. Travis Koester of Wadesville and Andrea Ledgerwood of Angola are the state winners of the 2012 youth essay contest sponsored by Sen. Richard Lugar, Indiana Farm Bureau Inc. and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. A total of 595 eighth graders from 31 counties participated in this year’s contest. Ledgerwood, who is the daughter of Bob and Lisa Ledgerwood, attends Prairie HeightsMiddle School. Koester, the son of Dale and Lisa Koester, attends St. Wendel Catholic School. As state winners, both students will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. “The Role of the Farm in a Healthy Diet” was the theme for the essay contest, according to IFB 2nd Vice President Isabella Chism. Chism chairs the Women’s Leadership Committee, which is in charge of the annual contest. The winners were announced March 9 at IFB’s annual Spring Conference. One boy and girl were chosen as finalists from each of Indiana Farm Bureau’s 10 districts, and the state winners were chosen from that pool of 20 finalists. Each of the finalists wins a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. The other finalists are:

and junior high for 39 years; Doris Buecher with 38 years of service and Sandra Esche with 33 years. The tennis and track teams will be getting some much needed storage space after the school board approved the $16,664 quote from Motz Construction. A 14’x40’ structure will be attached to the current building and include an interior wall, two garage doors and one entry door. In other business, the board approved: • A request from Dr. Scott Strieter to change the Maria Gantner’s stipend as the academic coordinator. She will be taking maternity leave soon and Carrie Schmitt has agreed to cover her duties. Gantner will receive 78 percent of the stipend and Scmitt will receive 22 percent. • A request by Marilyn Rogers to take 11 Bio-medical students on an overnight field trip and competition to the State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on April 9 – 11. • A facility use request from Cub Scout Pack 387 to use the multi-purpose room at North Elementary on Thursday, April 10, for their

Blue and Gold Ceremony. • A facility use request by South Terrace Elementary School to use the high school auditorium on April 19, 20 for their annual talent show. • A facility use request by Kinder Schule to use the high school auditorium on May 16, 21 to hold their annual graduation ceremony. • A request by Eric Long to declare technology equipment as surplus. • Erin Koester’s request to apply for a Building Block Grant that will enhance the high ability program for the district. • Mr. Steve Kavanaugh’s request to hire Leeanna Wassmer as a long-term substitute to cover Maria Gantner’s maternity leave. • Brandon Barrett’s request to hire Dylan Krohn and Jenna Beuligmann as volunteer girls’ tennis coaches for the 2012 season. They also approved his request for FMLA from May 3 -11 for the birth of his child. • Nick Berry’s FMLA request from March 5 – 23 due to a medical condition. The next school board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m.

•District 1: Kyle Venditti of Crown Point, Taft Middle School; Rachel Stoner of Valparaiso, Morgan Township Middle School. •District 2: In addition to Ledgerwood, Luke Lashure of Fort Wayne, St. Joseph Hessen Cassell. •District 3: Ross Kindig of Brook, South Newton Middle School; Grace Ringer of Chalmers, Frontier Jr./Sr. High School. •District 4: Carley Myers of Monroe, Adams Central; Will Harris of Kokomo, Northwestern Middle School. •District 5: Jonathan Meredith of Danville, Cascade Middle School; Bailey Hayes of Rockville, Rockville Jr./ Sr. High School. •District 6: Aiden Foran of Indianapolis, Immaculate Heart of Mary; Karsyn Gaynor of Indianapolis, Immaculate Heart of Mary. •District 7: Courtney Brown of Center Point, Clay City Jr./Sr. High School; Sam Ellis of Bloomington, Bachelor Middle School. •District 8: Brevin Runnebohn of Milroy, Benjamin Rush Middle School; Elizabeth Field of Rushville, Benjamin Rush Middle School. •District 9: In addition to Koester, Halie Klueg of Evansville, Thompkins Middle School. Fifth grader Wyatt Salaman rests for a second after •District 10: Anne Franke of Seymour, Immanuel Lu- being the first to ‘Marathon Miler’ challenge this year. theran; Jerry Clayton of Vevay, Switzerland County Mid- The Marathon Miler is completed by running 26 miles in dle School. a single school year. Photo by Zach Straw

Mount Vernon Fine Arts Academy’s Art Guild hosted a winter Art Camp

New Harmony seventh grade student, Taylor Baize participated in the 2012 Tri-State Science fair on March 8 at USI. Taylor’s exhibit was entitled: Potions and Lotions: Which homemade lip gloss works best? For the project, Taylor made vanilla lip gloss, cocoa mint lip balm, and almond honey lip balm. After providing participants with a survey, Taylor discovered that the cocoa mint lip balm was their overall favorite. Taylor was sponsored by high ability teacher, Jessica South. Photo submitted

Olivia Madder, Art Guild President Kendra Glaser, Art Guild Sponsor On Saturday February 25, 2012 the members of the Mount Vernon Sr. High School Fine Arts Academy’s Art Guild hosted a winter art camp for students in grades 3-8. Almost 40 student campers attended and were taught three art lessons by a dozen high school club members. The MVHS Art Guild has been hosting the Art Camp for several years now and this was the second camp this school year. The Art Guild sponsor, visual arts teacher Kendra Glaser, says “The camps are a lot of work but worth it for everyone involved. The high school student members learn so much through the planning and presentation of the camps while the campers all seem to enjoy it and always ask when the next

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one is going to be.” The Art Guild members are responsible for much of the camp’s preparation and execution. First they must find activities they feel would be fun and educational for the campers. “Test” samples are made of the possible lessons to see if the project can realistically be completed in the time allowed and by the age/level of students who attend. “Several ideas the students come up with are great but just will not work in a oneday camp where students spend about an hour per activity” says Glaser. Members vote on which activities to do, plan supply lists and figure costs, create time schedules for the day, and practice teaching the lessons. Each lesson now has a Power-Point presentation created by club members that includes a brief history of the art form and step-by-step instructions with examples. Members also help write the press releases to advertise before the camp, and celebrate the success afterwards, for the local newspapers. Each member who works the camp makes a “staff” shirt to wear the day of the camp. During this camp, members taught campers about the style of painting on wet plaster called “fresco.” Leonardo DaVinci and Michaelagelo worked in this medium during the Renaissance. A scratch art activity was based on stained glass windows from the Middle Ages to present time and the students learned about the principle of shape. The campers also explored color

mixing to make their own tie-dye t-shirts. “The kids have a great time and the members do too,” says Art Guild president Olivia Mader. “We put a lot of work in for one awesome day of fun.” Art Guild members are already starting to plan the

lessons for the next art camp to be held this fall. Information will be in the local newspaper and on the high school/district web site once plans are made. “This is a great activity for everyone involved. I see it continuing for years to come” says Glaser.

Samantha Olsen helps Skylar Phelds with her tie-dye tshirt at the MVHS Art Guild Camp. Photo submitted

Lecture and book signing at USI on Tuesday Dr. Donald E. Pitzer, a retired USI professor of history, will present a public talk on his recent book New Harmony Then and Now (Indiana University Press, 2012) at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kleymeyer Hall in the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center at the University of Southern Indiana. The book is a photographic and historic celebration of the two great American Utopian

communities founded in New Harmony, with images by Darryl Jones and text by Pitzer, who has edited and written multiple books on historic and contemporary communal societies. Following his talk, Pitzer will be available to sign copies of his book. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the USI Center for Communal Studies at 465-7150.

Immunization clinics set for April 25, May 9

Front row Oliva Sease, Megan Caswell,, Emily Lynch, Chavandra Clark, and Alex The Posey County Health Kippenbrock. B ack row Adam McCloud, Andrew Evans, Brandon Merrick, Ryan Department will hold an imMagruder, and Tyler Moll. munization clinic Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at St. Francis School in Poseyville FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR! from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Immunization clinics will also be held at the Coliseum in Mount Vernon, on May 9, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and at St. Francis School in Poseyville from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 23, 2012. Appointments are not Degreed Teachers and Caring Staff needed for these clinics. Required immunization Emphasizing Social, Emotional, Spiritual, additions for the 2011 - 2012 Intellectual and Physical Development. school year are as follows: KINDERGARTEN LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE • All students will be required



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to have 2 doses of varicella vaccine, given on or after the first birthday and separated by 3 months, or a history of chickenpox disease documented by a physician. • All KINDERGARTEN students will be required to have one of the required doses of polio vaccine given on or after the fourth birthday, and at least 6 months after the previous dose. • All 6th - 12th grade students will be required to have 2 doses of varicella vaccine, given on or after the first birthday, and sep-

arated by age-appropriate intervals as defined by the CDC, or a history of chickenpox disease documented by the parent/ guardian. • All 6th - 12th grade students will be required to have 1 dose of tetanusdiphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) given on or after the l0 birthday. • All 6th - 12th grade students will be required to have 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). Please bring shot records for each child receiving immunizations.


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Mount Vernon Curves dances to the beat of a new owner By Pam Robinson Certified fitness instructor Keesha Allen serves as a fantastic role model for the members of her Curves Fitness Club for Women, located at 230 College Ave., Mount Vernon. The 28-yearold mother of two taught Zumba and Pilates, in the family tree of yoga, up until two months before the February 2012 delivery of her second child. Released from her doctor just yesterday, Allen will lead Zumba once again in the Curves 30-minute workout circuit. “I really enjoy Zumba myself. I’m excited to be able to incorporate it into the Curves workout. It’s a good combination,” says the trim brunette. “I like to say Zumba is like chicken. Some people like it baked and real simple. Other people like it a little more spicy and a little pepped up. You can choose your level that you want to work out. That’s the same way with the Curves circuit. Whatever you put into it, that’s what you’re going to get out of it. That’s why it works with all fitness lev-

els. You can be a novice or you can be experienced, and you’re still going to be able to get the benefits. I think that’s really encouraging.” The world’s leader in women’s fitness, Curves promises to help women become and stay fit through three 30-minute workouts each week on a circuit of exercise equipment. The lowimpact aerobic workout is designed to fit into any busy lifestyle. During the month of March, Allen is participating in the 14th annual national Curves food drive to help stop hunger. When a woman brings in a bag of groceries or a comparable monetary donation for the Mount Vernon Food Pantry, she joins Curves free. With the onetime service fee waived, a new member then pays monthly by electronic fund transfer, check or cash. Some insurance providers even pay the monthly membership fee through Curves’ Silver Sneakers program. Allen will work with new members to see if they qualify for the program.

Keesha Allen, the new owner of Curves’ Mount Vernon location, prepares for a new era of business. Photo by Zach Straw. “I’m excited about the food drive,” Allen comments. “I’m new to the community, and I’m going to try to help out the community. It’s a natural extension of what we do at Curves—helping people to improve health and fitness.”

Allen graduated in 2006 from the University of Southern Indiana, or USI, with the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in nutrition. While at USI, she met and married Carmi native Josh Allen. The young couple adores their

two small children, daughter Andi (2 ½) and son Fisher (5 weeks). Women are encouraged to come into the Mount Vernon Curves with their donations to the Mount Vernon Food Pantry. What a great way to give back to the community,

receive entrance into a great fitness program and meet the new owner at Curves! Women may call 838-0999 to set up an appointment or to get more information. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

City hires Russell’s for Shephard Building demolition

Hank Denning (L), a third grade student from St. Matthews School in Mount Vernon, served as an Indiana House Page during the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly with State Representative Wendy McNamara. The Indiana House of Representatives offers an unparalleled opportunity for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to visit the Statehouse and experience a full day of legislative activity.

By Pam Robinson After a closed executive session, the Mount Vernon City Council authorized City Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins to get two appraisals on a possible location, the mysterious “Site B,” for the hoped-for new police and fire stations. All three of the five council members present Monday, March 12—Andy Hoehn, Bill Curtis and Becky Higgins—agreed to the resolution. Already, the city has established two separate non-permanent accounts with the Posey County Community Foundation for receiving community donations to build new police and fire stations. In other matters, council voted, when meeting as the Water Utility Board, to accept the low quote from Russell Excavating for the demolition of the Shepard building. Three quotes submitted for the work are

USDA reminds producers of approaching CRP general sign-up Julia A. Wickard, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Indiana reminds landowners and producers that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 43 is approaching. Producers who want to of-

fer eligible land for CRP's competitive general sign-up can enroll March 12 through April 6, 2012, at their local FSA service center. CRP is a voluntary program that protects environmentally sensitive land. Producers enrolling in CRP plant long-term, resource-

conserving covers in exchange for rental payments, cost-share and technical assistance. Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA service center or visit FSA’s website at http://www.fsa. for additional information regarding CRP.

Posey County 4-H Club Officer Training was held Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7-8 p.m. at the Community Center on the 4-H Fairgrounds. Pictured are Mallory Motz of the Hoosier Boosters 4-H Club, 4-H Junior Leader Advisor Jenny Lyke, and Kimberly Korff of the Roaring Vikings 4-H Club. Mallory is a second-year 4-H member, and Kimberly is a first-year 4-H member. Jenny is a former ten-year member and current adult volunteer. Photo submitted

SWCD to host a Cover Crop Breakfast March 22 The southwestern Indiana Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Posey, Gibson, Pike, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties will be hosting a Cover Crop Breakfast on March 22, 2012. This informative breakfast is free to farmers interested in improving their soil health and learning what cover crops can do for their fields. The breakfast and presentations will be held at the Stoll’s Restaurant located on Hwy. 41 in Evansville, Ind., and will begin at 8 a.m. CST. Speakers

familiar with good cover crop systems will be on hand to talk about the different types of seeds available and what each one will bring to your fields. Time has been allowed for a question and answer session for these speakers so you can bring the most back to your fields for maximum soil health! Participants will also get a chance to learn the different cover crop cost share programs that each of the SWCD’s will have to offer for the 2012 farming season. The SWCD’s will also

be opening registrations for each District’s Cover Crop program at the end of the meeting. The breakfast is free however we do ask that you make reservations so enough material can be provided. Please call the Posey Co. SWCD at 812838-4191 extension.3 or your local SWCD office for more information and to make reservations. Cover Crop Cost share funding is limited so reserve your spot today to get your fields on track to healthier soil.

as follows: Russell Excavating, $21,440; O’Risky Excavating, $24,950; DK Parker, $39,999. After the meeting, Water Superintendent Chuck Gray confirmed the site will eventually be used for a one million gallon storage tank. Otherwise, Gray expressed concern during the meeting about German Township extending their water main from Indian Mound Road, coming under Keck bypass and crossing over six-inch lines that feed Bristol-Myers Squibb. Gray questioned if a code governed this planned action. Gray was advised that the code depended on the declaration in an earlier resolution (1970’), and more

information was needed. In other action, council opened the floor for public hearing concerning the first reading of the ordinance to vacate parts of Mann and Ohio streets for Countrymark. It was stated that the public alley and all public easements will not be affected. Council then passed the ordinance on first reading. In other business: •When meeting as the Water Utility Board, council approved a water rate adjustment—averaging the bill and adjusting for four previous months—for Mount Vernon General Baptist Church. Speaking for the church, Rev. Matt Watson said the church had repaired the leak responsible

for the spike in water usage. •City Building Commissioner Sherry Willis appeared before council to discuss the house at 1214 Mulberry Street. A concerned citizen had brought the house to council’s attention at its previous meeting. Willis reported that the property is now being put on the first ever Commissioners’ Tax Sale. The disposition of the property remains unclear, particularly if the house may be torn down while under the jurisdiction of the commissioners. The Mount Vernon City Council has cancelled its second meeting in March. Council will meet again Monday, April 9, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Annex.


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PC Pound Puppies offers fun for the whole family on March 31 show. And that’s not all. Drawings will be held throughout the day for donated prizes from the vendors. A large Easter basket, Scentsy candles and jewelry are among those prizes. Dog lovers will delight in witnessing the obedience of two trained service dogs there that day with Bobbi Jo Bottomley, president of Tri State K-9 University and dog behavior expert. Dog owners may even pick up some good obedience training techniques from this dog whisperer, who even does dog house calls for a fee. As in years past, PC Pound Puppies chefs will bring in breakfast and lunch items for sale at the concession stand. Visitors can grab a donut or bagel for breakfast—just enough to whet their appetites for the highly recommended homemade soups, burgers or brauts along with chips and cold drinks. “We try every year to get a little better,” Powers comments, “and we think we’ve done a really good job of it this year. “ Some of the more popular vendors in-

clude wreath maker Debbie Guido, barn wood bird house builder Todd Powers and Scentsy candle representative Kay Pretzsch. Cathy Powers herself will offer a booth with her redesigned vintage jewelry. Representative from Thirty-One Gifts, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and Arbonne along with others will showcase high-end gifts. Karen Rombauer will once again offer children’s games for sale at her Simply Fun booth. Sherri Davis will drive from Albion with a variety of Watkins products. Plenty of dog treats will be available from Evansville’s Bear’s Bone Bakery and Carmi’s Kathryn Harrell, who will also bring cat treats and pet supplies. Perennial favorite Ami Yeager will travel with her sewing machine from Rockport and will do custom embroidery on pet collars and leashes—on the spot. During the brief wait, parents can take their children to visit the face painting booth of New Harmony’s Jaime Haney. PC Pound Puppies itself will display a nice variety Posey County Pound Puppies volunteer Kellie Garriof t-shirts and sweatshirts in all sizes. The shirts are son tends to Dewie, an adoptable terrier mix on Sunday. reasonably priced and al- Photo by Zach Straw. See more photos on facebook low visitors to show their PC Pound Puppies co-founder Brenda support for the dog rescue. Vanderver reminds the community that Among the vendors will sit a small donations and fundraisers make all the New Harmonie Healthcare Center hosted a rehab reunion for former patients group of local authors with their books difference to the dogs housed in the noof the center on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Pictured(from left to right)Esther ready for purchase and signing. The ce- kill shelter. A 501(c)(3) non-profit charCarner, Rosemary Alsop, Joanne Nelson, Sid Nelson, Thomas Upshaw, Geneva lebrities include children’s author Lois ity since March 2010, PC Pound Puppies Upshaw(seated), Ruth Knowling, John Coe, Bill Cox, and Shirley Cox. New Rini of Evansville and historical romance can now assure all donations are tax deHarmonie Healthcare's Therapy Department was recongized for excellence in author Sandy Morris of Cynthiana along ductible. with book publishers and authors Cora The shelter’s mission is “to improve care. Photo submitted and Donald Seaman of Evansville. the lives of stray and homeless dogs in Posey County.” To learn Chosen by Haylee Moore more about PC Pound Compilation by Haylee Moore Puppies and helping the dogs as a foster family or a 50 YEARS AGO, forever family, individuals 25 YEARS AGO, 10 YEARS AGO, are invited to send email to March 9, 1962 March 11, 1987 March 12, 2002 pc_poundpuppies@yahoo. Manford and Georgeanna Mary and Kenneth JohnBirthday dinner of Olicom. Available pets are Kern of Griffin will celebrate son of Wadesville annouce ver Marquis Post No. 296, featured at www.pcpoundtheir 50th wedding anniver- the engagement of their American Legion, and say on March 15, 2002. Kern daughter, Kristy Johnson, iliary will be held Thursday, Cathy Powers may also and the former Georgean- to Gary Schmitt, the son March 15 at 6 p.m. in the post be reached at 812-963na Straw were married on of Dorothy and Francis home. A family affair, the 3890 for more information March 15, 1952, at Griffin Schmitt of Poseyville. The dinner will be pitch-in style, about PC Pound Puppies, Christian Church Parsonage. Couple will united in mar- with those attending asked to especially to set up a booth Tom Verkamp was pre- riage April 25 during a 2:30 bring a meat, salad, vegetable at the 3rd Annual Spring sented the United Way of p.m. ceremony at St. Fran- or dessert along with table Craft Show or to donate a Posey County Volunteer of cis Xavier Catholic Church service. prize for one of the drawthe Year award by United in Poseyville. Friday, April 27 has been ings. Way president Ken Meyer. Michael Nash was hon- set as the date for the annual “Just attending the event, Verkamp has been a United ored by the Veterans of Junior and Senior prom at the of course, will support PC Way director since 1993 and Foreign Wars #6576 Sun- North Posey High School. Pound Puppies,” Powhas served as treasurer, sec- day at Wadesville for win- The date was set by the coners says. She hopes for a INGREDIENTS ond vice president, first vice ning first place in the VFW solidated officers of the junior large turnout of families on • 3/4 lb (2-3 cups) of cooked chicken meat, skin on, coarsely president, plus continues to Voice of Democracy essay and senior classes at a recent March 31 to enjoy helping chopped serve. contest. meeting. a great cause. • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped Through the Years • 4-6 green olives, pitted and minced by Lowell Tison • 1/4 cup of chopped red onion • 1/2 to a whole apple, cored and chopped March 20 - Heather Ahren, Chad A. Werry, Lac• 1/3 head of iceberg head lettuce, sliced and chopped Gross, Maranda Grimm, ey Robinson, Chris Raper, • 5 Tbsp mayonnaise Drew Mathews, Mike Span- Norma Axton Purcell and • 1 Tbsp plum preserves, or any sweet berry preserve (or a ner, Wes Kissinger, Bob Mark Glover lesser amount of honey) Straw, Haylee Moore, MatMarch 24 - Makayla • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice thew Effinger and J.J. Stolz Kirk, Jeni Underwood, • Salt and pepper to taste II Charles Baker, Emma Blair March 21 - Andrew Werry and Tracy Reidford DIRECTIONS Tolliver, Nathan Stallings, March 25 - Chelsea Em1. Prepare all of the salad ingredients and combine them Kenny Overton, Jim Pfister, mert and Merlin Robb in a large bowl. Sam Patton, Chase Straw March 26 - Traci Brown, 2. Prepare the dressing separately. Combine the mayonand Katie Schneider Beth Franklin, Emma Lee naise, preserves, and lemon juice. Taste for proper March 22 - Rose Lang, Wildeman, Toni Lyke, Scott balance. The dressing should not be too sweet nor too Leo Greenwood, Jessica Straw and Marge Bundy sour. Adjust the ingredients until you have achieved the Reynolds, Scott Alan OverIf you have a name to be balance you want. Add salt and pepper to taste. ton, Lisa VanMater, Tammy included in the birthday cal3. Mix the dressing in with the salad ingredients. Salt and Spahn, Paul Titzer and Lyla endar, please send to: Posey pepper to taste. Yield: Serves four. Belle DeShields County News, P.O. Box 397, March 23 - Loren Lee New Harmony, IN 47631 or Baker, Matthew Deig, Shir- email: news1@poseycounLooking for news on the go? Visit ley Kohlmeyer, Midori us at:

By Pam Robinson The whole family can expect to enjoy a doggone good time on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds, located at 111 Harmony Township Road, just south of New Harmony on Hwy. 69. In its biggest fundraiser of the year, Posey County Pound Puppies, better known as PC Pound Puppies, will add a classic car cruise-in to its 3rd Annual Spring Craft Show. The Easter bunny along with other beloved characters will make an appearance at the festivities as well for photos with the kids, who will each receive a small gift. Kinderschule of Wadesville will provide entertainment sure to delight all ages. Event organizer Cathy Powers promises 25 percent more vendors than in previous years. More than 40 vendors from around the Tri-State, including Southern Illinois, will set up booths of high-quality crafts. In addition, the Evansville women’s boutique Glitters and Traditions will feature local models in a fabulous fashion

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Above: Cadie is black w/ white female cat. She has short hair. She is approx 1-1/2 years old. Call The Posey Humane Society at 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.


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New Harmony claims top two honors in Regional Envirothon Competition Congratulations to the New Harmony White and New Harmony Blue Teams for sweeping the Southwest Regional Envirothon Competition by winning first and second place in the intense environmental competition. Nineteen teams competed at Camp Iliana in Washington, Indiana representing diverse schools such as Mount Vernon, Central High School, Vincennes Rivet, Clay County, DugKaaleigh Krieger shows her stained glass scratch-art project on the window she made ger, Washington, and Braduring MVHS Art Camp. Photo submitted

zil as well as two homeschooled teams. Teams are tested on their knowledge in five areas: forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife and a special topic that changes each year. This year's topic is Nonpoint Source Water Pollution and its Control. The First Place New Harmony White Team includes Morgan Mathews, Tom Stegall, Kyle Whitmore, Jolie Blevins and Kendall Morris is captain. Second Place Blue Team

consists of Caleb McDaniel, Kelsey Owen, Brandon Wells, Jordan Lyke, and Holly Walden as the captain. Clinton Mathews is the team alternate. The winners received medals and plaques for their team. They will now prepare to compete in the State Envirothon Competition on Wednesday, April 24 at the Beck Agricultural Center of Purdue University in Lafayette. The teams are coached by science teacher, Lois Gray.

New state laws support student success The 2012 Indiana General Assembly passed key pieces of “student-friendly” legislation that will make it easier for Hoosier college students to graduate on time and find answers to their higher education questions. The new laws will streamline college degree credit requirements, make it easier for students to transfer between colleges and create a unified state higher education agency for Indiana. “At a time when higher education has never been more important, earning a college degree is taking Hoosiers too long, costing them too much, and leading far too many to pile up debt with no degree,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “Indiana lawmakers

took an essential step toward reversing these trends with student-centered legislation that will make it easier for more Hoosiers to realize the promise of a college degree.” New laws set to take effect on July 1, 2012 include: Curbing college credit creep: House Enrolled Act 1220 will help Indiana students graduate on-time by eliminating excessive credits required to earn a college degree. The historical standard was 120 credit hours for a bachelor’s degree (four years of full-time attendance) and 60 credits for an associate degree (two years of full-time attendance). Credit requirements have steadily increased nationwide over the years, and today nearly 90 percent

of Indiana college degree programs exceed that standard. HEA 1220 will require the state’s colleges and universities to provide justification for degree programs that exceed the standard through an ongoing audit process that empowers the state to eliminate degree programs. Streamlining college transfer: Senate Enrolled Act 182 requires the Commission for Higher Education to implement and maintain a common numbering system for college courses offered by the state’s colleges and universities. SEA 182 also requires the establishment of a comOlivia Lannert and Taylor Hunsinger practice their pull-ups in preparation of The mon general education core Presidential Physical Fitness test. Photo by Zach Straw. See more on our Facebook. curriculum (30 credit hours) that is recognized by all public institutions by May 2013. Taken together, these actions are designed to help students understand how courses transfer between colleges and to ensure students are not required to retake comparable courses at additional time and expense. Unifying Indiana’s higher education agencies: Indiana currently has three separate state agencies charged with overseeing public higher education policy, college financial aid and for-profit education. The agencies include the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) and the Commission on Proprietary Education (COPE). House Enrolled Act 1270 will consolidate these functions under a unified higher education agency under the direction of CHE with separate boards for public higher education and proprietary education. The result is intended to streamline state services, reduce confusion for Hoosiers and promote greater coordination, clarity and transparency across the higher education sector. Lubbers noted that the recent legislative action aligns perfectly with the state’s newly adopted Reaching Higher, Achieving More strategic plan for higher education. Reaching Higher, Achieving More aims to increase student success by creating more pathways for degree completion, safeguarding college affordability and ensuring academic quality at all levels of Indiana’s higher education system. Learn more about Reaching Higher, Achieving More online at www.che. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a 14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana's colleges and universities, plan and coordinate the state's postsecondary education system, and ensure that Indiana's higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state. Learn more online at I am, too. Because now I know how to get the most out of them.



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Ordering Marines to disarm was ultimate slap in military face Now I have heard everything. It is 10:20 on Thursday evening and I just heard this on television news. As a matter of fact, I am still having trouble believing I actually heard it. When Leon Panetta was TRUTH... visiting the troops in Afghani- STRANGER stan, attempting to “mend THAN fences” the Marines were in- FICTION structed to disarm themselves BY DAVE and leave their arms outside PEARCE the tent where the Defense Secretary was speaking. The visit was necessary, according to accounts, because of an American soldier’s apparent killing of 15 civilians and because of a recent Quran-burning. I don’t care which side of the political fence you reside, is this not the most irresponsible and disrespectful order you could give American Marines in harms way serving their country in the mini-hell known as Afghanistan? It really doesn’t matter because this former director of the CIA has had his shoes under both sides of the political table, first as an assistant to California Republican Senator Thomas Kuchel and later as an assistant to the Secretary of the United States Depart-

ment of Health, Education, and Welfare under Prsident Richard Nixon. Once inside the political arena, he saw an opportunity to become elected to political office by turning to the Democratic side of the fence. He was elected to congress as a Democrat in 1976. He has served in numerous high level positions under both parties and reportedly played a major role in the Budget Summit of 1990. He served as a Senator for until 1993 when President Bill Clinton slected him to serve as the Director of the United States Office of Management and Budget. Then, after several years on that job, President Barack Obama nominated him to the post of Director of the CIA in 2009, despite his lack of intellegence experience. In less than two years, he was named Secretary of Defense. I realize that this will be read by a very limited number of people, I cannot let my feelings go unexpressed. Oh, and to make matters worse, the order was not given to disarm until the Marines were already inside preparing to listen to Panetta. Television

news showed the machine guns and other weapons in a pile outside the meeting area. Following the news story, local newscasters explained that the Marines were asked to disarm because Panetta did not want the Afghan soldiers to feel intimidated. Excuse me? Are we not still in the process of trying to protect the people of Afghanistan from factions of themselves? The region remains a mess, even 11 years ofter the 9-11 attack. Why in hell would this man ask Marines to disarm in such a hostile environment? Little did Panetta know that he was actually saved from possible demise when he arrived as an extremist had stolen a car at the airport, started down the runway toward Panetta, and had set himself on fire before he wound up in a ditch alongside the runway. And you want our soldiers to disarm? Mr. Panetta, what planet have you been living on or what rock have you been hiding under. America has been at war. And just in case you didn’t realize it, just because we lay our guns down doesn’t mean the enemy is going to lay theirs down. It is war, not a chess game! Lives are on the line. Not only the lives of our troops but also the lives of those we are attempting to protect in Afghanistan. This is, without a doubt, the most unbe-

lievable war story I have ever been subjected to. Perhaps, Mr. Panetta, you should have given the order before your plane landed. And instead of asking the troops to disarm, the events of the hour would have been a strong encouragement for you to ask the troops to pick up their arms and protect you and themselves and do their jobs. In my opinion, you have disgraced not only our country but also all the troops who have ever served in the military. You owe an apology to all soldiers and their families, as well as the families of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Your act was dispiccable and Americans deserve an apology from you and those like you. These men and women are there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They don’t have the luxury of blowing in and out and making a political appearance whenever they feel like it. They are there for the long haul. When you are gone back to your plush Washington, DC, office, Mr. Panetta, they will still be fighting for our freedom and the orderly restoration of government in the region. I see this as just another opportunity to take the American people for a ride. Panetta appears to be very good at that. Shame on him.

Mother Nature, despite her teasing, always gets the last laugh My curtains are tied back and my windows are thrown open wide. The attic fan is humming and pulls a balmy breeze through the house. My daffodils and hyacinth are in full bloom. In other yards, Bradford pear trees scatter white petals in the wind. A member of our congregation brought a bouquet trimmed with forsythia

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FOR THE JOURNEY BY PAM ROBINSON wonder, school kids jump off the bus and onto their

bikes. Plenty of daylight is left for playing after school now that we’ve set our clocks forward on Daylight Savings Time. Everywhere I go, people gush about the weather – the arrival of spring here at the beginning of March! No one speaks above a whisper, though, when reminded of snowfall as late as April in

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Mortgage and energy assistance now available to Hoosier families Helping Hoosier families is always our top priority at the Indiana General Assembly. This year, to help families with mortgage foreclosure issues and energy assistance, we passed two critical bills. Many Hoosiers across the state are facing mortgage foreclosure issues. House Enrolled Act 1141 establishes Mortgage Foreclosure Multistate Settlement Fund to distribute the estimated $46.8M received by the state related to litigation concerning mortgage foreclosure activities. The funds are to be used for foreclosure relief and housing programs, including housing counseling, legal assistance, foreclosure prevention hotlines and foreclosure mediation. We want to try and provide all the help we can to keep Hoosiers in their homes. Additionally, the bill specifies that the same amount of

Gavel Gamut’s When I was growing up in Oklahoma my Uncle Bud, who was a rodeo cowboy, owned a roping goat. If you are one of the hopelessly bored few who read last week’s column you might recall that I shared this rite of passage with you. As cowboys practice their calf roping their younger relatives often try to ride the goat. If you have ever attempted this feat, you know the goat usually rewards an erstwhile goat buster with a propulsion across the dusty arena via a solid whack from Billy’s, or in the case of the goat starring in our current saga, Curly’s, curved horns. Peg and I learned Curly’s name from Posey County’s own Goat Whisperer, Attorney Jean Hadley, who lives about three miles from us, or as we say in the country, nearby. We were aware Mrs. Hadley raises goats as I have often threatened to barbeque one of hers for the Posey County Bar’s Christmas party. Mrs. Hadley has not found my lame attempt at humor humorous. In fact, she has occasionally taken umbrage and retorted with stinging barbs of castigation about the relative merits of goats and the judiciary, or, at least, a portion of it.

money that is collected from the repeal of the federal Low Income Home Assistance Program (LIHEAP) sales tax is to be transferred to LIHEAP for homeowner energy assistance. This amount is predicted to range from $3.7M to $4.4M annually. This part of the bill will really make a difference in the lives of Hoosiers during the cold winter and hot summer months, when it is hardest to pay high energy bills. Now, eligible families will be provided with energy assistance when they need it most I am pleased that we were able to get this twofold piece of legislation passed for Hoosier families. For further information regarding foreclosure and energy assistance programs contact the Indiana Housing Community Development Authority at 1-800872-0371.

Also, I want to make those homeowners who have mortgages with Bank of America aware of an opportunity to receive a housing consultation to discuss their mortgage issues. Bank of America is holding a mobile tour to assist homeowners and give them recommendations on their mortgage issues. They will be in Evansville on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Evansville at 220 Eagle Crest Drive, Evansville, IN. These consultations will hopefully provide alternative solutions to those facing foreclosure. Bank of America mortgage customers who think this service would be beneficial to them should schedule an arrival time online at: www.bankofamerica. com/homeownerevent.

previous years. Everyone shares the unspoken agreement not to jinx our good fortune by too much celebrating it. Myths are even cropping up to dispel our fears of a possible abrupt return of winter, especially since we’ve felt no bitter cold really at all this season. One person reports a neighbor now swears forsythia won’t bloom unless all danger of frost is past. Another friend has spotted morel hunters at Harmonie State Park. She’s not sure if they’ve found anything, but they’re already anticipating the sweet crunch of the golden-fried morsels. If my husband’s catch a couple of weeks ago means anything, the catfish believe it’s spring

and will continue to bite. Perhaps we’re crowding the seasons, but in the Robinson household, we’re putting away winter coats and pulling out short-sleeved tops. We’re thinking about a day trip to nearby rural Grafton, Illinois, over spring break when nature will show her true colors. Afterward, the countdown will begin in earnest for a later vacation to Kentucky Lake, our way of enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. My teenage daughter Jessica has already purchased a new swimsuit to pack for our travels. Whether or not we believe in global warming, the sun is surely heating things up in this part of the world. Hoosier hospitality seems

to warm to the occasion. When I pass neighbors on the sidewalks or cross their path in the supermarket, they smile big. One of our farmer friends wore one of the biggest smiles of all as we talked at a school banquet a couple of weeks back. He had pulled out his farm “toys” for maintenance and hoped to start spring planting right about now. On a smaller scale, I am imagining bountiful vegetable gardens this year. I can almost taste the early tomatoes. Mother Nature may be trying to fool us about spring, but everyone I meet says they’ll put up with this kind of teasing any day. Whatever happens, she’ll get the last laugh.

“A Goat Roping” Because of her goat bona fides when we woke up early last Friday morning to see off our friend Judge Neil Harris, who was visiting from Mississippi, and found a full grown white


billy goat ensconced on our deck and staring in the glass door, Mrs. Hadley came to mind. Although I presume all alleged miscreants to be innocent, when Peg alluded to Mrs. Hadley in conjunction with her St. Francis type attitude with goats, her guilt felt palpable. Let this be a lesson to all hasty judgments. She was only, mostly, not completely, to blame. Peg telephoned Mrs. Hadley who said, in feigned chagrin, “Oh, my. It must be poor Curly. I gave him to Tim McCloud on Springfield Road just last week. Don’t barbeque him; I will be right over.” Mrs. Hadley arrived with her red pickup and her lariat. She took command and had Curly, with his circularly

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tipped horns, almost to the truck when he braced all four hooves and then turned toward our house. Mrs. Hadley said, “If you didn’t live in a barn Curly would have traveled right on past your place on his trek from Springfield Road to my place on Goad Cemetery Road”. Now, I thought that was uncalled for. We may live in a barn, but who keeps a goat in a barn? Where I come from barns are for hay and pens are for goats. A more appropriate question, or so it seems to me, is how did Curly escape from Tim McCloud and, even more importantly, how can we get Curly to leave JPeg Ranch and not come back? Well, Mrs. Goat Whisperer had the answer to that question. She simply dragged Curly to the tailgate, lifted him up, jumped in the pickup with him and tied him down then took off home. Problem solved. When I told the Mississippian about all this and explained that out west any debacle might be called a “goat roping” he replied, “Well, Billy Bob of the Cleave in Mississippi would probably call it a ‘goat story’, but you better hope there are no pictures”

When we take care of the planet, we are taking care of ourselves.” An apt quote. There is much we are not doing that would help our planet. The consequences of inaction to change our energy usage to renewable forms are beginning to manifest themselves. The tragic tornadoes of late may be an example. Earth is always in a state of change and there is a connectedness to all of these events. How could the melting of the ice in the Arctic have any effect on the Midwest, other than causing the temperatures to rise? A couple of years ago Jean Topper told me about an article she had saved that she wanted to share with me. I made a note of contact and subject information. Just recently, (no comments!) I found that note and called Jean. She remembered our conversation and kindly sent me the newspaper article we had discussed. It is about the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812. Piquing my curiosity, research revealed some interesting facts. About 750 million years ago, faults and rifts formed when what is now North America be-





Ann Rains gan to pull apart. This rift is called by scientists, The Reelfoot Rift. Stress on the faults “associated with bending of the lithosphere caused by the melting of continental glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age has been considered to play a role” in the weakening of the fault. There are other factors, like magma and rock plasticity, that affect the fault line. But the melting of the glaciers caught my eye. There have been over 4,000 seismically measurable earthquakes in the local fault line, we call the New Madrid fault, since 1974. The most recent occurred last month in Cairo, Illinois. I wondered what our chances were for another big one. “New forecasts estimate a 7 to 10 percent chance in the next 50 years, of a repeat of a major earthquake like those that occurred in 1811 1812, which likely had magnitudes of between 7.5 and 8.0.” That’s a pretty low percentage. But read on: “There is a 25 to 40 percent chance, in a 50-year time span, of a magnitude of 6.0 or greater earthquake.” That percentage rate is an eye-opener. Other research states that FEATURES EDITOR PAM ROBINSON WRITER / REPORTER VALERIE WERKMEISTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS THE DAVE & TERRI KOCH FAMILY

it could be 400 to 1000 years before another major earthquake in the Midwest. But then they hedge their report by saying “or it could happen next year.” As if we didn’t have enough to worry about. When the 1811 earthquake began, many settlers thought that Indians were attacking. Fatalities were less because the territory was sparsely populated two hundred years ago. But look at us now. Yes, there is definitely a connectedness of all the systems on Earth.. In the years to come our Pacific shorelines will receive remnants of the lives of the Japanese from their 7.0 earthquake of March 2011. Is it possible that the melting of the Arctic ice might cause more major events than global warming? How can we think that what we do doesn’t matter? Thomas Berry said, “We have begun to realize that the Earth is an awesome mystery, ultimately as fragile as we ourselves are fragile. But our responsibility to the Earth is not simply to preserve it, it is to be present to the Earth in its next sequence of transformations.” God willing. BOOKKEEPING CONNIE PEARCE


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New Harmony native helps charming town keep its allure New Harmony native Tammy Anderson moved away from her birthplace during childhood, but the Wabash town drew her back like a magnet once she married. Ever since her return, she has worked behind the scenes to ensure New Harmony keeps its allure. Long-time townspeople will remember Quality Image Photography’s downtown studio owned and operated by Anderson and her late husband Fred. Anderson also knew the scoop at Carl’s Drive-In, where she worked before joining the Posey County Council

on Aging eight years ago and serving there in a variety of positions. In June, she will be recognized as a 30-year member of Tri-Kappa, a state philanthropic sorority for women. She has served that volunteer organization as co-chair for the birthday calendar committee. Even more important, she has churned her share of apple butter to sell at the organization’s booth set up every September during Kunstfest. She’s proudest of Tri-Kappa’s large donation every year to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indi li dianapolis. Likewise, she has enjoyed helping the United

Methodist Women group at Johnson United Methodist Church in New Harmony. Since 1979, she’s worked alongside her peers to prepare for the annual bazaar and dinner. For several years, she was the chairwoman of the committee responsible for making the June Strawberry Festival a reality. She served United Methodist Women at the district level for three years, and she’s currently treasurer of her local unit. Anderson enjoys staying in touch with her three grown children and impatiently awaits holdi h d hild ing her firstt grandchild, a baby girl due April 2. Her oldest child, son Ben

(25), lives nearby Mom in New Harmony and works for Vanguard Securities. Middle son Bradley (23) is looking forward to three more years with the Air Force and is now stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Her youngest child, daughter Elizabeth (21), is a junior majoring in fashion marketing and merchandising at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Every Wednesday night, Anderson catches the carpool to Princeton, Ind., for line dancing – one of her passions. She also loves fishing and camping as ll as visiting i iti ii h her sistersi t well in-law in Florida, especially during the winter.




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North Posey Vikings honor winter athletes in banquets By Steve Joos North Posey High School honored its winter athletes with a banquet and awards’ ceremony Wednesday night at the school. Special awards and All-Pocket Athletic Conference certificates were presented during a general program, while each team had its own ceremony in various venues throughout the school. Poseyville Kiwanis president Warren Korff presented the club’s basketball awards to Caitlin Herrmann and Jordan Cox. School principal Scott Strieter and interim athletic director Tracy Stroud introduced the All-PAC honorees and senior athletes. As conference champions, Tyler Stock and Michael Frymire were All-PAC wrestlers, while Wes Harness was named to the all-conference boys’ basketball team and Cox received an honorable mention. Emma Werry earned an honorable mention on the girls’ team. One highlight of the evening was the introduction of athletic director Virgil Ferguson, who has been unable to work while awaiting a liver transplant, but was able to attend Wednesday’s banquet. The boys’ basketball team stayed in the auditorium for its program. Coach Matt Wadsworth reviewed the season and presented awards with help from assistants Matthew Shipp, Kevin Smith and Michael Travers, who reviewed the freshman team’s season. Seniors on the team included Motz, Cox, Alec Beard, Austin Bender and Kyle Swope. After ribbing the senior who recognized him (Colton Motz), Ferguson attempted to speak briefly before being overcome by emotion. Underclass lettermen included Harness, Cody Ungetheim, Michael Bender, Nick Neidig and managers Jared Tepool and Brandon Tepool. Reserve letters went to Zach Carl, Jacob Brenton, Drake Davenport, Bryce Martin, James Marshall, Griffin Motz, Damon Cardin, Bruno Lima and Tyler Adkins. Marin, Cardin and Marshall were recognized as members of the freshman team, along with Aaron Droste, Dylan Cumbee, Beau Cox, Greg Mayer and Holst Will. In addition to the Kiwanis Award, Jordan Cox was named the recipient of the Schnei-

Those honored for boys’ basketball at North Posey’s Athletic banquet on Thursday are James Marshall, Damon Cardin, der Award. Stroud and assistant girls’ coach Paul Rynkiewich reviewed the Lady Vikings’ season in the cafeteria. Varsity letters went to Herrmann, Werry, Kendall Crowder, Hannah Hostettler, Maddie Koester, Brianna Perry, Amy Brandenstein, Haley Harness, Rachel Ungetheim, Taylor Patton, Eli Schapker, Rachel Rogers, video technicians Courtney Crowder and Megan Baehl, and manager Kaitlyn Taylor. In addition to the Kiwanis Award, Herrmann was the team’s leading rebounder and received the mental attitude award. Other awards went to Harness (varsity awards for best free throw percentage and most assists), Werry (most improved and the Nicole Lemieux Award), Perry (best reserve free throw percentage) and Crowder (most improved reserve player).

Wes Harness, Jourdan Cox, Alec Werry, Reed Gertiesen, and Jordan Bender. Additional photos inside. Photo by Dave Pearce

The wrestling team was honored in the gym, as coach John Spencer presented letters to seniors Stock and Michael Frymire, along with Aaron Tarbell, Jordan Friymire, Shane Martin, Seth Elderkin, Gary Martin, Daniel O’Risky, Koby Lary, Chris O’Risky and Austin Little. Little was named the team’s most valuable wrestler and was honored for allowing the fewest points and registering the most pins. Other award winners were Elderkin (most takedowns) and Stock (most wins). The cheerleading and dance teams were honored in the school library. Senior dance team members included Duerling, Redman, Lauren Meredith, Cassie Sampson, Kristen Geramno, Brittany Gee and Ally Hanmore. Schmitt, Lexi Stearns, Hannah Craig, Hope Craft and Abby Goetz were underclass members.

Senior cheerleaders were Mary Gibbs, Jamie Duerling, Morgan Pardon, Meagan Redman, and Madison Livers. Underclass letters went to Chelsea Pfister, Jordan Butler, Taylor Wassmer, Mallory Schmitt, Katelyn Lehman, Kendra Arnold, Marissa Hildebrandt and Hannah Williams. Reserve certificates were presented to Madison Butler, Lindsay Calvert, Kendra Cullum, Abby Compton, Madison Elpers, Jessica Gries, Crystal Kemper, Emma Jennings and Paige Rogers. Trudy Stock of the Viking Booster Club reviewed the schools’ annual truck raffle during the preliminary portion of the program, thanking all those who participated and Expressway motors for donating the vehicles. This year’s raffle raised about $30,000 for the athletic program and over $475,000 in the 18 years the program has been in existence.

Mount Vernon Wildcat wrestlers, hoopsters are honored By Steve Joos The Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team was honored with a banquet and awards ceremony Wednesday night at the high school cafeteria. New coach Marc Hostetter reviewed the Wildcats’ season with help from Jason Schelhorn and freshman coach Doug Blair. The Wildcats were 7-17 on the season, including a 2-4 mark in the Big Eight Conference. Varsity letters were presented to Troy Paris, Austin Goebel, Tyler Ritzert, Collin Varner, Drake McNamara, River VanZant, Jevin Redman, Brian Koch and Bryce Newman. Varner received his first varsity letter. Reserve letters went to Levi Shannon, Colton Irvin, Brandon Ray, Justin Rutledge, Jacob Norman, Levin Duckworth, Cody Mobley, Jade Kopp, J.T. Doerflein, Brandon Merrick, Austin Krohn, Hunter Brooks, Ty Hurley, Mitchell Jackson, Garrett Kitterman, Noah Roberts, Hunter Wilson and Wyatt Dixon. Norman, Duckworth, Mobley, Doerflein and Roberts each earned freshman numerals. Koch was recognized for earning a spot on the All-Big Eight Conference team, while earning awards as the team’s leader in assists and free throw percentage. Paris was honored as the Wildcats’ leading rebounder. For a small team, the Mount Vernon wrestling team had a good year. The Wildcats were 17-12, finished third in the Big Eight Conference, sent five grapplers to the Castle Regional and three to the Evansville Semistate. Not bad for a squad with a new coach and just 12 wrestlers in a team with 14 weight classes. If they had a full squad, who knows? The wrestlers were honored Sunday with a banquet and awards ceremony at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church hall. Coach Tim Alcorn reviewed the team’s efforts and presented awards with the help of assistants Hunter Stevens and A.J. Hoehn. The first-year coach thanked the coaches and fans for their help, while crediting the players with this year’s success. “I can’t express enough how proud I am of these young men,” Alcorn said. “We had a little bit of a short squad, we had low numbers, but when we took the mat, I feel that we had the best kids out there.” Sunday’s program was a culmination of that effort, Alcorn said, adding that the team went out short-handed and didn’t back down, placing seven grapplers in the Big Eight finals (the most of any school in the conference) and posting a winning record despite the lack of numbers.

A big reason for that success was the leadership of the team’s four seniors, John Hoehn, Jordan Dallas, Stephan Blanford and first-year man Nick West. All four received varsity letters at the banquet and the three veterans leave behind a solid record of achievement. John Hoehn finished with 134 career wins, seventh on the all-time list and one ahead of his brother J.D. Hoehn. He was a three-time conference champion and three-time All-Big Eight pick, Hoehn was a 2011 Sectional champion, a threetime Semistate qualifier and a two-time state-qualifier. Dallas closed out his career with 88 career wins, qualified for the Semistate this season, and was a two-time Big Eight Conference champion and all-conference pick, while Blanford was a second-team all-conference selection. Blanford was an academic all-state selection, while he and John Hoehn received Academic All-Conference notification. “What an incredible group of guys,” Alcorn said. “This year would not have been as successful as it was without their dedication and support. Their leadership is a definition of this program and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for their service.” Dallas was the winner of the team’s Coaches’ Award, an honor Alcorn won as a senior at Central. The coach praised

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Mount Vernon High School basketball team held their end-of-season banquet Wednesday night. All three coaches spoke on the accomplishments during their seasons. Major award winners were Brian Koch, Big 8 All Conference, Best Free Throw Percentage, and Most Assists; and Troy Paris, Most Rebounds.

The Mount Vernon Wrestling team held their annual end-of-season banquet on Sunday afternoon to award the success of their athletes. Award winners were announced: Adam Hoehn, Most Improved Wrestler; Jon Hoehn, Most Valuable Wrestler, Big 8 All-Conference, and Semi-State Qualifier; Jordan Dallas, Coaches Award, Big 8 All-Conference and Semi-State Qualifier; Stephan Blanford, Academic All-State; and Michael Rynkewich (not pictured) Academic All-State. Photo by Dave Koch

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Coach Bell back to direct softball Lady Wildcats we should be pretty excited about the season.” A combination of warmer weather and a good nucleus also have the Lady Wildcats excited about the season, according to the coach. “We’ve had a pretty good couple of weeks,” Bell said. “We had some open gyms in February and we got to know some of them and see what they can do; then, we’ve been outside, and we scrimmaged Reitz. I think we’re coming along, I think we’re doing some things well. I’m real pleased.” The Lady Wildcats fielded well against the Lady Panthers, but Bell wondered if the team needed to make better decisions, noting that they missed chances to pick off base runners. Bell’s first team will be a veteran squad, with four seniors and four juniors around to make up the bulk of the starting lineup. The upperclassmen have played for at least two years and will bring experience to the diamond, Bell said, adding that they are backed up by a group of solid sophomores who will be able to provide the upperclassmen with some competition in practice. Amy Seifert has been one of the team’s leading hitters and an All-Big Eight Conference performer the last few years and is back, along with Farmersville students Reid Veatch and Seth Sharber Rhylee Ford, Ashley Goff show off their pushup skills on Friday morning. Along and Megan Montgomery. with their fellow students, they’ve been working hard Third-year shortstop Britto score well on their Presidential Physical Fitness Test. tany Wilson is back, along Photo by Zach Straw. See more of this set on facebook. with catcher-outfielder Abby By Steve Joos In a lot of ways, it seems familiar. An animated Dave Bell, swinging through a talk to a group of young athletes, re-enacting the correct (and incorrect) batting stances, while reviewing the previous evening’s scrimmage before putting his team through a pre-season practice. This time, however, he’s coaching something a little different, although softball, like baseball, is played on a diamond with an infield, outfield and bases. “This is my first rodeo in about 10-12 years,” Bell, who also coaches girls’ golf at Mount Vernon, said. “The girls are excited. They’ve come out and worked hard, the coaches have come out and worked hard and until someone comes out and changes things,

Odon and pitcher-outfielder Brooke Webber. Sectional 32). “We’ve got some people we feel we can “It’s been enjoyable,” Bell said. “This really count on,” Bell said. “Then we’ve got some sophomores and some freshmen who are really good also.” Two of those sophomores, Mckenzie Stratton and Maddie Denning, will handle most of the pitching duties, and Bell said that they should also be good. The team will have to work on decision-making and communications, Bell said, adding that the team will need to work on communicating while in the field and making sure everyone is in sync defensively. “We need to start believing in ourselves,” the coach said. “Because I think we all can be pretty good.” The Lady Cats will have to be pretty good in order to compete with the likes of Boonville, Jasper and Gibson Southern, as well as Reitz. “If you look at the schedule and see that year in and year out, we play a pretty good schedule,” Bell said. “We need to hold our heads high and come out there with a couple of victories in Mount Vernon sophomore Mackenzie Stratton winds a couple of those games that up the pitch during Thursday night’s season-opening nobody gives you a chance scrimmage at Reitz. Photo by Dave Koch to win. It should be a pretty good year for us.” group of girls is really working hard and we Bell would like to see the Lady Wildcats should have a really fun team to watch this win about 10-15 games this season, compete season.” Bell’s assistants include Bruce Denning, in the Big Eight and try and make it to the Sectional championship game (a challenge, Tim Alcorn, Hunter Stevens, Jason Bell and considering the depth of talent in Class 3A Jared Offerman.

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By Steve Joos Other small high school boys’ basketball programs in Indiana have gained prominence since classification came to the Hoosier State, but only Milan probably resonates more among the little schools that never had a chance when it comes to Hoosier Hysteria. The Lions will return to Indianapolis for the first time in seven years this weekend after advancing in Semistate action Saturday. Bryant Ackerman hit eight free throws in the last three minutes Saturday as the Lions overtook Edinburgh in the fourth quarter for a 6150 Class 1A Semistate victory at Southport. Ackerman finished the day with a game-high 25 points as Logootee outscored the state’s secondranked Class 1A team 41-26 in the second half to pull out the win. Ackerman downed 14 of 17 free throws as the Lions advanced to a meeting with Rockville this weekend at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Connor Wittmer added 17 points, including a pair of three-pointers which put the Lions up for good at the outset of the fourth quarter, erasing a 36-35 deficit. Matt Mathies put in 12

points, including a threeball in the final chapter that stretched Loogootee’s lead to four points before Ackerman started salting things away at the charity stripe. While the Lions roared at Southport, the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference was shut out as its representatives dropped their respective Semistate tests. Bosse won’t see more basketball after falling to Guerin Catholic 75-56, in Class 3A action at Seymour, nor will Castle, which was eliminated by Pike 66-46 in the Class 4A contest. Jalen Pendleton pumped in 29 points for the Bulldogs, but it wasn’t enough as Guerin Catholic switched from a man-to-man to a 2-3 zone defense and shut down Bosse after the Evansville school jumped out to an early 15-7 lead. What followed was a 14-2 run which put the Indianapolis school up 2117 at the first stop and after that, they never looked back. Aaron Brennan dropped in 22 points as tenth-ranked Guerin eliminated the seventh-ranked Bulldogs, raising its record to 23-5 on the season, while Bosse also finished up at 23-5. Romeo Wright added 14 points and sophomore phenom JaQuan Lyle 11 as the

Bulldogs put three in double figures, but struggled from three-point range, hitting just four of 20 from downtown. In Saturday’s second game at Seymour, Pike was too quick, too athletic and too much for Castle, rolling over the Knights 66-46. R.J. Hunter dropped in 20 points as the Red Devils disrupted Castle’s offense, forcing 21 turnovers by getting into the Knights’ passing lanes and stealing the ball. A 13-0 run in the second quarter helped lift Pike to a 22-14 lead enroute to a 28-23 halftime advantage, and then a 10-0 run in th third quarter stretched a 34-29 Pike lead to 44-29 as the Red Devils put the game away. Shane Seniour paced the Knights with 20 points, while Blake Simmons added 14 and Kevin Brown 13. Castle closed out its season with a 20-5 record. Pike (18-7) will see more basketball this weekend, when they face Carmel for the Class 4A state championship at Indianapolis, while Guerin Catholic will take on Norwell for the Class 3A crown. Bowman Academy and Indianapolis Park Tudor will square off for the Class 2A title.

Perry’s coach can’t say enough good things about her By Steve Joos Former North Posey girls’ basketball standout Nichole Perry has made a big impression on the University of Charleston women’s basketball program. “I can’t say enough good things about Nichole,” Lady Golden Eagles’ coach Sherry Winn said. “She’s one of those rare kids you get who understand the need for a strong work ethic and has that desire to get better, both athletically and academically.” Perry recently completed her freshman year at the West Virginia school, making the first semester dean’s list and developing into a key member of the women’s basketball team. She averaged 7.4 points per game (199 total), 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for Charleston, which went 13-15 on the season, went 9-10 in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and split its games in the conference tournament.

She had a total of 69 rebounds and 36 assists, as well as 19 steals and three blocked shots. Perry’s totals were good enough for fourth on the team in points rebounds and assists, while

Nichole Perry finishing fifth in steals. Perry’s debut came in the third game of the season for Charleston, when an injury sent Winn looking for a replacement. “Nichole said ‘put me in,’” the coach explained. “We put her in and she went from there to start the rest of the season.” Charleston lost that

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game, 78-67, but Perry led the team with 15 points and has been playing for them ever since, racking up 622 minutes while playing in 27 games. She also showed some toughness on Feb. 14, when the Lady Eagles went to Davis & Elkins. While diving for a loose ball, Perry’s momentum carried her into a wall at the Elkins, WV, school’s gym. She came back in the second half and scored all 17 of her team-high points for the 73-63 win. Getting Perry to shoot more during the season was one of the few concerns Winn had for the former Lady Viking swing player. “Nichole seemed to want to get the ball to the older players,” Winn explained. “She didn’t think it was her place as a freshman to shoot the ball. She lacked confidence.” That confidence should help Perry even more next year, as she was part of a very young (no seniors, one junior and five sophomores) team.

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At left: North Posey 6th grade AAU basketball team finished their season this weekend, March 10th & 11th at Pike Central with a second place finish and an overall season record of 11-6. Front Roll: Brandon Hamman, Austin Pearison, Zach Adkins, Isaiah Lehman, Drake Rogers, Jacob Sanford, and Grant Parker. Back Roll: Coaches Dave Bishop, Jim Scheller, and Troy Rogers. Not Pictured: David Bender, Carter Martin, and Weston Voegel.

Sports Menu Tuesday, March 20 JUNIOR HIGH VOLLEYBALL: New Harmony at Mount Carmel. Thursday, March 22 BASEBALL: Mount Vernon at Reitz (scrimmage); haus is the all-conference SOFTBALL: North Posey Tiger. Levi Laws of Mount at North; JUNIOR HIGH Carmel rounds out the VOLLEYBALL: Mount squad. Carmel at New Harmony.

Brian Koch earns All-Big Eight conference spot Mount Vernon forward Brian Koch has been named to the All-Big Eight Conference boys’ basketball team. The six-foot-five junior was one of the Wildcats’ top offensive threats this season. The conference’s top three teams each put two

players on the honor squad. Undefeated conference champion Vincennes is represented by Avory Mickens and Jantzen Goodwin, while Caleb Boegle and Karson Nixon represent Jasper. Third-place Washington’s All-Big Eight picks are Cullen Arnold and

Dylan Ervin. Boonville and Princeton, each of whom tied Mount Vernon for fourth

in the conference, each put a player on the team. Clay Dupps represents the Pioneers, while Will Neider-

Mt. Vernon sophomore pitcher Madison Denning picks up the bunt and prepares to get the out at first as her teammates, catcher Megan Montgomery, third baseman Amy Seifert and first baseman Rhylee Ford rush in to assist. Photo by Dave Koch

Perry’s coach can’t say enough good things about her

Mount Vernon 200 Medley Relay team competed Saturday, March 10 at the Indiana State Senior Age Group Championship meet at the IU Natatorium at IUPUI . back row left to right Kelsey Turner, Samantha Reese and the front row left to right Erika McCormick, Mary Klueh. The relay team place 8th in the state meet and received medals.

By Steve Joos Former North Posey girls’ basketball standout Nichole Perry has made a big impression on the University of Charleston women’s basketball program. “I can’t say enough good things about Nichole,” Lady Golden Eagles’ coach Sherry Winn said. “She’s one of those rare kids you get who understand the need for a strong work ethic and has that desire to get better, both athletically and academically.” Perry recently completed her freshman year at the West Virginia school, making the first semester dean’s list and developing



into a key member of the women’s basketball team. She averaged 7.4 points per game (199 total), 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for Charleston, which went 13-15 on the season, went 9-10 in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and split its games in the conference tournament. She had a total of 69 rebounds and 36 assists, as well as 19 steals and three blocked shots. Perry’s totals were good enough for fourth on the team in points rebounds and assists, while finishing fifth in steals. Perry’s debut came in

the third game of the sea- them ever since, rackson for Charleston, when ing up 622 minutes while an injury playing in sent Winn 27 games. She also looking for s h o w e d a replacesome toughment. ness on Feb. “Nichole 14, when the said ‘put Lady Eagles me in,’” went to Dathe coach vis & Elexplained. kins. While “We put her diving for a in and she loose ball, went from Perry’s mothere to Nichole Perry mentum carstart the rest ried her into a wall at the of the season.” Charleston lost that Elkins, WV, school’s gym. She came back in the game, 78-67, but Perry led the team with 15 points second half and scored all and has been playing for 17 of her team-high points for the 73-63 win. Getting Perry to shoot more during the season was one of the few concerns Winn had for the former Lady Viking swing player. “Nichole seemed to want to get the ball to the older players,” Winn explained. “She didn’t think it was her place as a freshman to shoot the ball. She lacked confidence.” That confidence should help Perry even more next year, as she was part of a very young (no seniors, one junior and five sophomores) team.




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SPORTS At right: Mrs Dixon’s fifth grade Farmersville gym class prepares to take on their ‘Marathon Miler’ challenge of completing 26 miles in a single school year. Those participating are (front row): Ariel Robison, Jaycie Tucker, Olivia Lannert, Kaalab Kreiger, Bryley Harms, Charlie Barker, Drake Ricketts and Wyatt Salaman. Back row: Reid Veatch, Addie Robinson, Sam Thomas, Courtney Bourne, Seth Sharber, Maiya Courey, Grady Kitterman, Gunner Schroeder, Hannah Lang and Curtis Pate. Photo by Zach Straw. See more of this gallery on our Facebook page.

Mount Vernon High School hosted Big 8 Academic Bowl Mount Vernon High School hosted the Big8 Conference Academic Bowl on March 13. Competing teams were: Mt. Vernon High School, Jasper High School, Vincennes High School, Princeton High School and Boonville High

School. The MVHS teams finishing in first place were: Social Studies, members included Tyler Sales, Layton Hopper, Bailey Ash, Caleb Cox and Olivia Baldwin. Interdisciplinary Squad members included Layton

Hopper, Ryan Pharr, Ryan Dick, Sabrina Hartmann, Tyler Sales and Jacob Riedford. Finishing in Second place were the MVHS teams of: Math Team members

include Ryan Pharr, Ryan Dick, Megan McDonald, Jacob Riedford and Kassidy Wolfe. Science Squad members included Dirk Suits, Tyler Eaton, Jenna Riedford and Nick West.

Men’s slow-pitch softball starts April 13 Men’s slow-pitch softball is back for the 2012 season. The games will take place at the St. Wendel Ball Diamond. The Men’s slow-pitch softball is sponsered by St. Wendel Athletic Club. The games will take place on Firday nights from 6-8 p.m. depending on how many teams sign up. League nights begin on April 13th.

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MVJHS Cheerleaders are selected Cheerleader tryouts were held last week, and cheerFarmersville student Olivia Lannert spots Maiya leading squads for next year Courey as she executes sit-ups. Students are getting have been determined. A ready to be evaluated in their physical fitness test. Photo panel of six qualified adult judges used established criby Zach Straw.

teria to select our representatives. Congratulations to those selected to represent the athletic teams, the school, and the community. The 20122013 squads are as follows: 7th Grade: Kate Adams, Maddie Bulkey, Carley Curtis, Lyndsay Keitel, Jenna Kingery and Maddy Plough. 8th Grade: Taylor Brooks, Brittney Grabert, Brooke Green, Chance McSam Thomas tries hard to not smile for the camera Clarney, Morgan Rutledge, while working on his sit-ups on Thursday morning. Phoand Claire Schneider. to by Zach Straw.

Alyssa Like is Player of the Year Alyssa Like finished the 2011- 2012 throw line was 78%. campaign as an All Region 24 and all Great Like is ranked in the Top 50 nationally Rivers Athletic Conference selection. In in three statistical categories. 9th in 3 point the GRAC, which reprefield goal percentage. 23 in sents nine teams, Like was steals and 45th in scoring. voted Player of the Year. In tournament play, Olney In Allyssa Likes’ two defeated Southeastern Illiyears of playing for Olney nois 86-57, with five sophCentral College, she started omores in double figures. in every game and played Olney went on to beat rival 37 minutes per game. Wabash Valley College, In 2011-2012, While the number one team in the averaging 16.8 points per conference 62-58. Alyssa game, she led the team in Like and Jessica Zavoral points scored for the searepresented Olney on the All son. Her highest scoring Tournament Team. Alyssa Like game was 32 points, which Allyssa’s dream can come was on January 9th against the Lake Land true as she has been offered a full scholarLakers. ship to play for a Divison I Team. Alyssa also led the team in rebounds To win the game is great. (213), assists (129), steals (113), and 3 To play the game is greater. pointers. Her percentage from the free To love the game is greatest of all.

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wrestler after notching 37 victories and racking up 219 points over the course of the season, while Adam Hoehn was named the team’s most improved. Underclass lettermen were Adam Hoehn, Micahel Cannato, Josh Hester, Curt Kaufman, Andrew Kemmerling, Luke Ripple, Luke Rohlman, Michael Rynkiewich, Austin Stallings, Ben Stallings, Julien Suar, Justin Trevino, Payton Whoberry and Dane Wilson. Letters also went to team managers Riley Goad, Lexi Willis, Ashleigh Goff and Kendal Long. As for the future and the underclassmen? “We look forward to big things,” Alcorn said. “With a young team, you know that they’re going to get to the point where they stop taking lumps and start giving them. From coach Stevens, we keep getting studs, so people had better watch out. Mount Vernon doesn’t stop coming at you. We don’t have down years.” Junior high coach Hunter Stevens introduced some

of those studs earlier in the program, when he reviewed the Bobcats’ season, which included a 12-2 dual meet record and championships in the Big Cat Invitational, Memorial Invite and the Southern Indiana Junior High Athletic Conference meet. Noah Keller may be one of those studs, as he enters high school after a 51-4 junior high career record. He was named the Bobcats’ most valuable, while Alex VanWinkle earned the coaches’ award and two wrestlers shared most improved honors, Ryan DeKemper and Tristen Choate. Certificates also went to Phillip Minton, Josh Osborne, Paul Konrath, Austin Bethel, Andrew Schmitt, Jacob Crissup, Gabe Adams, Alex Vantlin, Jimmy Marshall, Joe Albright, Jared Cannato, Wade Ripple, Micah Keller, Ryan Miller, Kenny Durrell, Hanson Cox, Jarod Rye, Collin Pate, Zach Peerman and Cameron Maier. Like Noah Keller, Bethel and Konrath were undefeated this season.


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St. Matthew 3rd Annual Golf Scramble Join us Saturday, April 28 for the 3rd Annual St. Matthew Golf Scramble! The event will be held at Western Hills Country Club with lunch beginning at noon and a shotgun start at 1. Fun and prizes all for a great cause, as proceeds go to support St. Matthew Catholic School! Print the attached registration form or email with any questions. Cost is $50 per person for lunch, 18 holes and 1/2 cart. Sponsorship opportunities also available.

Indiana Hunter Education Course set for April 14, 15 The Robinson Township Conservation Club at 700 N Stirley Rd, Wadesville, Ind. 47638 will host an Indiana Hunter Education Course on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come learn about: Wildlife Conservation, Hunter Ethics, Firearms Safety, Shotguns, Rifles, Archery, Survival and much more. Instructed by Indiana Conservation Officers and certified Indiana Volunteer Hunter Education Instructors. There is no charge for attending this class. Bring your own refreshments. Reminder: Hunter Education certification is required for all persons born after December 31, 1986 who wish to purchase an Indiana hunting license.

Community Swim Lessons to be held Community swim lessons for spring and summer are now available for children ages 5 and up. Class sessions are available for April 3 through August 2 at Mount Vernon Junior High School. Online registration opens Tuesday, March 20 and remains open until the start date of each session. For online registration, class times and information, visit www.mtvernonswimteam. org. For more information, contact Lawrence Zoller, Aquatics Director MSDMV at 812-453-2758

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Complaints Bryan Stevens—Evansville—Operating While Intoxicated—ISP Ricky Hulen—Operating While Intoxicated—NHPD March 1 Eric Curry—Evansville— Theft—ISP Mary Dausman—Mount Vernon—Theft, Resisting Law Enforcement—MVPD March 2 Scott Mills—Evansville— Trespass—MVPD Deric Austin—Mount Vernon—Resisting Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, Operating While Intoxicated—MVPD March 3 Luke Costlow, Mount Vernon—Operating While Intoxicated—ISP March 4 Donna Fuller—Mount Vernon—Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana—PCS March 5 Derek Johnson—Evansville—Warrant-Criminal Mischief—PCS March 6 Randall Hoehn—Princeton—Warrant-Child Molesting x 2, Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (Petition to Revoke)—PCS Steven James Lewis—New Harmony—Battery—NHPD Larry Mosley—Mount Vernon—Trespass—MVPD Curtis Woodard—Mount Vernon—Public Intoxication—MVPD

March 1 4:42 p.m.—Animal Problem—Caller advised she seen her neighbor try to harm her cat. Neighbor has stopped now. Was arguing with the caller—Five Dollar Road, Mount Vernon 6:43 p.m.—Juvenile Problem—Having a problem with 15 year-old male—Haines Road, Wadesville 7:01 p.m.—Car/Deer—Advised son hit a deer. Drove the vehicle home—Winery Road, Wadesville 7:51 p.m.—Trespassing— Male subject is on property. Not supposed to be—Vine St, Mount Vernon 8:23 p.m.—Threatening—Having trouble with some subjects. Wants them removed. Have been making threats to the caller. Male subject was hit by a small green truck, bruises on his leg. Doesn’t want medical attention at this time. Was also hit by the door of the truck—Old Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 9:36 p.m.—Harassment— Still having problems with same subjects. Would like a deputy to come back to the apartment—Old hwy 62, Mount Vernon 10:19 p.m.—Extra Patrol— Caller advised there are about 6 people that were seen going into one of the rooms at the hotel. Caller advised that she got an uneasy feeling about all the people trafficking into that room. Would like an officer to check on this—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon March 2 1:47 a.m.—Suspicious— Gate to the football field is open—North Posey Football Field, Poseyville

ing there but she advised that it was him. She advised she knows that subject very well and doesn’t understand why he would do that. Everything is okay now—Ryan Ln, Evansville 5:12 a.m.—Disturbance— Husband is not acting right. Has been threatening caller and won’t leave. Received a call from the male subject and he doesn’t really know what she is calling about. He advised they had a verbal disturbance but it hasn’t been physical. He advised it started last night about their children not cleaning up their mess. The female party has called back and advised that her husband has left and went to his parent’s house. She advised she no longer needs anyone. Female subject has called back and advised that the male subject has returned to the residence and is now refusing to leave. Requesting officers to return—Dianne Dr, Wadesville 2:51 p.m.—Alarm—Burglar alarm, hall door office— Railroad St, Griffin 7:58 p.m.—Domestic— Male and female, is verbal. Male subject busted female’s windshield. Male subject took off walking with female’s purse. Wearing camo pants and blue basketball shirt. Heading towards trailer park in Cynthiana—Locust, Cynthiana 9:00 p.m.—Reckless— Black passenger car, possibly Mustang, came off exit and went westbound in eastbound lane, then turned around and went back onto exit 12 off I64—I 64, exit 12 9:07 p.m.—Vandalism— Caller advised someone has slashed tires on her vehicle, poured gasoline on the vehicle and set it on fire. Fire is out at this time. Requesting officers—Uebelhack Road, Evansville March 4

March 3 March 7 Shannon Adcox—Evansville—Battery—MVPD March 8 James Blunk—Evansville—Theft, Public Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana,

4:08 a.m.—Suspicious— White male subject was at caller’s living room window. Male subject had a navy, long sleeve jacket. Walked down the steps by the house. Caller’s dog didn’t bark. Is afraid someone is outside. Located a male subject, he denied be-

Legals 2012-042 One Stop Express, 165 East Cynthiana Road, Poseyville IN intends to discharge remediated wastewater into the Poseyville drainage ditch at the corner of the above name facility and 165 Cynthiana Road. The unnamed drainage ditch runs north into Cottonwood ditch then flows North West into Black River. One Stop Express is submitting a Notice of Intent letter to notify the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of our intent to comply with the requirements under 327 IAC 15-10 to discharge wastewater associated with ground water petroleum remediation systems. Any person aggrieved by this action may appeal in writing to the Technical Secretary of the Water Pollution Control Board for an adjudicatory hearing on the question of whether this facility should operate under this NPDES general permit rule. An appeal must be postmarked no later than fifteen (15) days from the date of this public notice. Such a written request for an adjudicatory hearing must: (A) state the name and address of the person making the request; (B) identify the interest of the person making the request; (C) identify any persons represented by the person making the request; (D) state with particularity the reasons for the request; (E) state with particularity the issues proposed for consideration at the hearing; and (F) state with particularity the reasons why the NPDES general permit rule should not be available to the discharger identified in this notice. Any such request shall be mailed or delivered to: Office of Environmental Adjudication Indiana Government Center-North 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N1049 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Published in the Posey County News on March 13 & 20, 2012

2012-043 Legal Notice JLO Properties is submitting a Notice of Intent to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of our intent to comply with the requirements of 327 IAC 15-5 to discharge storm water from construction activities associated with O’Risky Excavating at 11721 Boberg Road, Evansville, Indiana 47712. Runoff from the project site will discharge to Neu Creek, Little Creek, Big Creek, Wabash River. Questions or comments regarding this project should be directed to Fred J. Kuester Engineer (812) 753-4843. Published in the Posey County News on March 20, 2012

2012-044 NOTICE OF EXECUTION OF LEASE BETWEEN THE TOWN OF POSEYVILLE AND THE POSEYVILLE BUILDING CORPORATION Pursuant to action previously taken by the Town Council of the Town of Poseyville, Indiana (“Town”) a lease between the Town and the Poseyville Building Corporation was executed and entered into on March 14, 2012. The lease covers the proposed construction of a town hall in the Town. A copy of such lease is on file in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer, Town Hall, Poseyville, Indiana, and is available for inspection during normal business hours. Dated this 20th day of March, 2012 TOWN OF POSEYVILLE, INDIANA __________________________________________ Nancy L. Grimes, Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Poseyville, Indiana Published in the Posey County News on March 20, 2012

12:15 a.m.—Information— Going to look for a subject— Gregory Ln, Mount Vernon 1:00 a.m.—Information— Caller advised the male subject that got out of the vehicle with the female is back in the trailer park. Caller advised he’s not behind this trailer but is a few down. He’s wearing a white shirt—Creekside, Mount Vernon 3:08 a.m.—Disturbance— Male subject has came to caller’s parent’s house, causing a problem. He has walked there, his car is in a ditch in the area. Dodge Intrepid. Caller also said this subject has a warrant through Posey County. Called caller back, talked to the father, said male subject came out there wanting to fight. Subject has left on foot, blue jeans, black sweater—Blackburn Road, Mount Vernon 2:55 p.m.—VIN Inspection—Boat and trailer— Schroeder Ln, Mount Vernon 7:05 p.m.—Reckless—Advised white Sunfire all over the roadway. Driving at a high rate of speed—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 8:42 p.m.—Fight—Advised verbal fight with husband. Advised husband kicked in bedroom door. Advised have two children in the home. Has not been physical—St. Phillips Road, Evansville 8:48 p.m.—Car-Deer— Advised hit a deer, not over $1,000. No officer needed, just wanted this on file—Middle Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 11:33 p.m.—Citizen Dispute—Caller advised her husband and his girlfriend are refusing to let her in her house. He just came outside and is yelling at her. Officer called in and stated that the female subject hasn’t lived at this residence for 6 months and doesn’t have a place to go. Can’t get in contact with anyone and is requesting us to make contact with someone who might be able to take her in since she’s basically homeless—Mackey Ferry Road, Mount Vernon March 5 9:03 a.m.—VIN Inspection—99 International semi— Hartmann Road, Mount Vernon

· 12:52 p.m.—Family Fight—Advised neighbor just her husband. Son-in-law has come to this lady’s residence. Advised there is family at the residence causing problems— E Sharon Dr, Evansville 6:38 p.m.—Car-Deer— Caller advised she hit a deer and she left the scene of the accident. Advised caller that because she left the scene, we would give her an incident number—Between Boberg and Copperline/Stierly Road, Evansville 10:38 p.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised there is a male subject walking towards Wadesville on Hwy 66 from Blairsville. Caller stated it was close to flower shop on 66. Subject was wearing dark colored clothing, medium build. Caller advised that she did not see a vehicle around on the road anywhere. Caller advised that it was hard to see him because he was in dark clothing—Hwy 66, Wadesville March 6 12:31 a.m.—Reckless— Caller advised white car swerving all over the roadway—Main St, Mount Vernon 2:27 a.m.—Suspicious— Caller advised they had someone on their property earlier and believes there may be someone else out there. She advised she heard a loud boom that woke her up and her dog is growling like he did earlier. Too scared to go look. Doesn’t need an officer, would just like the area checked—Weilbrenner Road, Mount Vernon 9:27 a.m.—Lost Property—2006 Ford 1 ton truck, lost plate—Mount Vernon 3:59 p.m.—Accident—2 vehicle fender-bender. Not much damage but other party is insisting on an officer— Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 4:18 p.m.—ATV—13-14 year-old driving 4-wheeler, high rate of speed, up and down the road. Concerned about children playing in the area. Just would like someone to check the area—Boberg Road, Evansville 4:36 p.m.—Assault—Subject needs officer in reference to an assault. Other party is not there but is in the neighborhood. Does not need medical attention—Locust, New Harmony 7:29 p.m.—Alarm—Holdup alarm—Competition Way, Mount Vernon · 7:33 p.m.—Fire— Possible oil well on fire— Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 8:38 p.m.—Theft—Small red and black Craftsman tool box with miscellaneous tools taken. Suspect vehicle is an all white U-Haul truck pulling black trailer—Jackson Road, Mount Vernon March 7 8:09 a.m.—Road Closed— Watertank Road closed, possibly closed for 2 weeks. Will have a barricade up—Posey County 8:32 p.m.—Trespassing— Female subject showed up at caller’s residence. Advised female has not been there in 6 months. Was told by police before to have an officer with her if she shows back up— Mackey Ferry Road, Mount Vernon March 8 7:33 a.m.—Suspicious— Last 2 days have heard someone tapping on the front window. Would like extra patrol. No officer needed at this time—Ford Road, Mount Vernon 10:17 a.m.—Theft—6 inch pipe from oil line, 20-20 feet in length, approximate value is $2,000. No officer needed at this time—Wabash Road, Mount Vernon 3:02 p.m.—Harassment— Male subject has been harassing her over some movies. Caller has advised that he does have guns in his home. Not sure if he has any in his possession. Caller advised that she does have one of his movies. Would like to give the officer the movie to give it back to him. Caller stated that there are children getting off the bus there now. Is not able to see him anymore—Cougar Dr, Evansville

7:59 p.m.—Welfare Check—Caller advised her 18 year-old daughter was headed southbound on 69. Advised a little girl with blonde hair and a nightgown ran out in the road. Caller stated her daughter did not hit the child but is concerned for the little girl— Hwy 69, Mount Vernon 8:09 p.m.—Car-Deer— Caller hit a deer. Believes there is more than $1,000 worth of damage to his vehicle. Caller states one set of his flashers work, the others are inoperable—Hwy 66, Wadesville Superior Court Felony/Misdemeanor Shannon G. Adcox, 44, Evansville. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, no contact with Daniel Cooper, 1 year probation and fees. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. James Alfred Blunk, 48, Evansville. Ct. 1- Conversion, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Infraction; Ct. 4Public Intoxication, Class B Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, 1 year probation and fees. Ct. 1, 2- 12 months Posey County Jail; Ct. 4- 6 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Eric Lamont Curry, 39, Evansville. Ct. 1- Theft, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Class B Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, no contact with Matthew E. Riney, restitution has been satisfied, 18 months probation and fees. Ct. 1- 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2- 6 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Frank J. Davis, 42, Mount Vernon. Theft, Class D Felony. Judgment of conviction entered as a Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, do not go on or around property of Pioneer Oil Company, 1 year probation and fees. 1 year Posey County Jail, suspended. Keith Hart, Jr., 34, Mount Vernon. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. Fine and costs are waived. 60 days Posey County Jail, suspended. Bradley A. Hille, 56, Evansville. Theft, Class D Felony. Judgment of conviction is entered as a Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, restitution to Fligeltaub’s in the amount of $613.20, 12 months probation and fees, 50 hours public service. 12 months Posey County Jail, all suspended except 2 days. Chad A. Hogan, 25, Evansville. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, restitution to Jeremy Schweikert in the amount of $3,698.65, no contact with Jeremy Schweikert, counseling, 12 months probation and fees. 12 months Posey County Jail, all suspended except 60 days on electronic monitor. David A. King, 31, Mount Vernon. Public Intoxication, Class B Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, counseling, 6 months probation and fees. 6 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Wendy Sue Leap, 48, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1, 2- Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. Ct. 2 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, 12 months probation and fees. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Wendy Sue Leap, 48, Mount Vernon. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class D Felony. Petition to Revoke. Dismissed, returned to probation. Previous conditions imposed. Brian K. McBride, 38, Evansville. Ct. 1- Operating a Vehicle with an Alcohol Concentration Equivalent of .15% or More, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 4- Operating While Intoxicated, Class D Felony; Ct. 5- Operating While Intoxicated, Class D Felony. Ct. 2 and 5 are dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, driver’s license suspended 1 year. Ct. 1,4- 2 years Indiana Depart-

ment of Corrections; Ct. 3- 12 months Posey County Jail, all suspended except 10 days, balance in the Community Corrections Program. Sherry L. McKinney, 40, Wadesville. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. Amended to Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License, Class C Infraction. $25 plus costs. Monica Lynn Powell, 38, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Class B Felony; Ct. 2- Neglect of a Dependent, Class C Felony; Ct. 3- Legend Drug Deception, Class D Felony; Ct. 4- Neglect of a Dependent, Class D Felony. Fine and costs are waived. Ct. 1- 7 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2- 4 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 3- 2 years Indiana Department of Corrections, concurrent. Mark A. Reinitz, 46, Mount Vernon. Theft, Class D Felony. Judgment of conviction entered as a Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, 1 year probation and fees, do not go on or around property of Pioneer Oil company. 1 year Posey County Jail, suspended. John D. Rybolt, 42, Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle After Forfeiture of License for Life, Class C Felony. Petition to Revoke Community Corrections. Probation is terminated. 2 years Indiana Department of Corrections. John D. Rybolt, 42, Evansville. Ct. 1- Strangulation, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3Criminal Confinement, Class C Felony; Habitual Offender. Ct. 3 and Habitual Offender are dismissed. No contact with Leah Genet. Ct. 1- 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2- 12 months Posey County Jail. Kyle Saum, 22, Mount Vernon. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, restitution to Larry Schakel in the amount of $1,111, no contact with Larry Schakel, counseling, 24 hours public service, 12 months probation and fees. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Drew K. Seitz, 25, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor. Breath Test Refusal. Breath Test Refusal is terminated. $1 plus costs; $200 countermeasure fee, counseling, 12 months probation and fees, driver’s license suspended 30 days, followed by 180 days restricted. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Jacob M. Stephens, 26, Wadesville. Ct. 1- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class D Felony. Breath Test Refusal. Breath Test Refusal is withdrawn. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, counseling, 2 years probation and fees, driver’s license suspended 1 year. 2 years Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except 10 days. Cory Waters, 24, Evansville. Receiving Stolen Property, Class D Felony. Petition to Revoke. Probation is terminated. 6 months Posey County Jail. George W. White, 50, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Operating a Vehicle with an Alcohol Concentration Equivalent of .15% or More, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- - Operating a Vehicle with an Alcohol Concentration Equivalent of .15% or More, Class D Felony; Ct. 4- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class D Felony. Ct. 2 and 4 are dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, counseling, driver’s license suspended 1 year. 2 years Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except for 10 days, balance to Community Corrections Program.



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The UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA seeks to fill the following part-time positions in New Harmony. CUSTODIAL WORKER Part-time position to perform general custodial/ cleaning duties for Historic New Harmony Plant Operations. Previous cleaning experience preferred. This position will have partial benefits. Scheduling will be flexible and at the discretion of the New Harmony Lead Maintenance Mechanic. Additional responsibilities include preparing historic sites for group activities and clean up of the sites afterwards. High school diploma/ GED required. MUSEUM AIDE Position provides interpretive tours of historic sites. Responsibilities include escorting visitors through historic buildings and site, interpreting the history and significance of New Harmony, operating audio-visual equipment for presentations, and opening and closing buildings. High school diploma/ GED required. Experience in delivering public programs preferred. SALES ASSISTANT Position to greet and provide information to guests, customer service duties, and perform related work as required. High school diploma/GED required. For more information and to apply visit, www.usi. edu/hr/employment, select the position of interest, and follow the directions to set up an account and apply. The University of Southern Indiana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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(888) 242-3197 toll free. FOR SALE - AUTOS AUTOMOTIVE PARTS SWAP MEET & CAR SALE All Make & Model - All Indoor - 700 Spaces MARCH 25th, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN 8am-3pm Info. 708-563-4300

Help Wanted. Continued from Previous Page... Now hiring seasonal help at Crop Production Services in Poseyville, IN. A or B class CDL’s are preferred or must be able to obtain Ag Temp. Must pass drug and background check. Call 812-874-2236. 3/27

Automobiles 1979 Datsun 280zx project Car. Sold as-is with some spare parts $600. Call 812455-3398. 3/27

2005 Ford Freestar SEL, Beige, Leather, Loaded, 124,000 mi, $5,600 OBO, call 812-783-2308. 3/27

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Administrative Assistant: Posey County Community Foundation is accepting resumes for a part-time administrative assistant. Applicants must possess excellent organizational, time management and computer skills. The full job description is available online at www.poseycommunityfoundation. org. Send cover letter with resume to: PCCF, 402 Main St. PO Box 746, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 or email to johnna@ with ‘administrative assistant’ in the subject line by April 6, 2012. 3/20

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Retail help wanted. Evening shifts available. If interested call 457-7676 and ask for Tina. No experience necessary. 3/20

Poseyville Carnegie Public Library is hiring a temporary summer circulation clerk. This position is part-time and recieves no benefits. Applicants must be 18 and have a high school diploma. Please apply in person at the library. 3/27

Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehab in Mount Vernon, IN currently has the following opportunities! Registered Nurses. Cer- Immediate openings • 1st shift $8/ hour • Warehouse assembly. tified Nursing Assistants. Apply Onsite at: Mount Vernon Nurs- We’ll be taking applications at two locations: Tuesday, March 27th from 1:00pm-4:00pm ing & Rehabilitation. 1415 Country Club Rd. Mount Vernon, IN • Holiday Inn Express at 47620. Phone (812) 838-6554. Fax (812) 838-9685. Or email 5737 Pearl Dr. Evansville, IN Lori Kuykendall at 4/10 • Thursday, March 29th from 9:00am-12:00pm Carnegie Public Library at H&R Pharmacy / Dollar Dollar Store & Store. Full Time & 55 South Cale st. Poseyville, IN Part Time Positions. Apply in person. Contact Joe Reynolds BRING 2 IDs. WE DRUG SCREEN! 812-477-5350 3/27 at 812-874-2815 3/20

Puzzles The Mt. Vernon-Black Township Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the summer. Positions include at Brittlebank Pool – Assistant manager, lifeguards, concession workers, ticket takers, cashiers, pool maintenance and water safety instructors. Must be able to work weekends and flexible hours. Other positions include grounds crew (mainly weedeating). Applications can be picked up at the Parks Office, 118 Main Street or online at Deadline to apply is Thursday, April 5th. 3/20

For Rent / Lease For rent in Cynthiana: Remodeled, 3 BR, $600 a month plus deposit, no pets. Call 812-724-2148 or 812-664-1141. 4/3


Part Time help wanted. Truck driver & Laborers for local agri. business. CDL License required. Apply at Posey County co-op Poseyville, Ind. 812-874-2213. EOE. M/F 3/27

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY Automotive Sales/ Repair / Towing Services

MARCH 20, 2012 • PAGE B9

For all of your Business Directory needs Call: 1-812-682-3950 Email: or Fax 1-812-682-3944


McCULLOUGH AUTO PARTS Wholesale Auto Parts and Accessories

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Beauty Salon / Barbershops

Tree Removal

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Kueber Cabinet Shop Legal & Finance

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Custom Built Cabinets. Cabinet Refacing and Countertops

1-812-838-5813 Self Defense - Martial Arts 11/30

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