News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 19, 2013

Briefly: Oct. 19, 2013

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute

Dinner to benefit cancer patient


The Wabash Valley Cowboy Church plans a benefit and chicken noodle dinner for childhood cancer patient Aiden Marley. The fundraiser is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 in Hoosier Prairie Elementary School at 2800 W. Harlan Drive.

Features include the Cowboy Church Band and guest, karaoke, a silent auction, gift booths and more.

Dinner tickets are $7 and available at the school, ISU Credit Union and at Doggy Day Care, 1213 N. Third St.

For more information call Art at 812-201-9570.

Martinsville, Ill.

Becky Jones Lercher to perform


One of southern gospel music’s newest soloists, Becky Jones Lercher, will appear in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at Martinsville First Christian Church, 324 N. York St., in Martinsville.

Southern gospel music is more than just going out and singing for Lercher; it is a way of life. Lercher sang for many years  with her family, the Stanley Jones Singers, with the exception of time spent to complete her bachelor’s degree at Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tenn. She continued her love of singing there with the group Rejoice. After the retirement of the Stanley Jones Singers at the end of 2004, Lercher continued singing with a solo ministry.

She has enjoyed many achievements in her career, with national awards for both her musical and vocal abilities. She has also had the opportunity to perform in places such as Silver Dollar City and the Americana Theatre in Branson, Mo.; Precious Moments; the Inspiration Television Network; and TBN’s Trinity Music City. She has shared the stage with many well-known artists including the Kingsmen, the Bishops, the Ruppes, the Dixie Melody Boys and more.

Admission to the concert is free, but a love offering will be taken. For more information call Randy Smith at 217-232-8087.