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May 15, 2013



Last year’s gala fundraiser, which benefited the Red Cross, raised $60,000, was beautiful, and it was very inspiring to be in the company of such excellent honorees. 

Once again, the Bales’ Humanitarian of the Year Award will be handed out by the American Red Cross reminding each of us what it means to receive this prestigious award and the person who has unselfishly served their community with brilliant distinction. May they never forget their humanitarian servant-hood that challenges them daily in service to others and the humbling experience that comes with this extraordinary award.

The Red Cross Chapter is accepting nominations for this year’s award until June 7. You can contact Executive Director Catie Wheatley at or by phone at 812-283-8416. 

— Charles “Chuck” E. Ledbetter Sr., Charlestown


Reader praises service by military members


This letter is for the military men and women who serve the U.S. so the private citizens of America can live the life of freedom, as it is meant to be.

Each one of you have to take the challenging test of basic training. It is a true test — muscle and sweat. But when the training is at end, you are much stronger physically and mentally and believe in your Father God more then ever. 

You service men and women deserve every respectable honor. In writing for all of the private citizens of America, we praise you for all you do and admire your dedication that comes from your heart to serve in the military. God Bless you one and all.

— Stephen Espy, Jeffersonville


Phi Beta Psi thanks community


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all their support to our Phi Beta Psi fondue/card party. The winner of the iPad Mini was Tiffany Stumler of Sellersburg.

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