?Austin Alumni seeks donations to be matched by School District PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    This past May, the Austin Alumni Association established the Austin High School Alumni Scholarship Fund through the Community Foundation.
    The effort developed through the tremendous success of the Alumni Association over the past few years and the fact that the Scott County School District has committed to match dollar-for-dollar all funds raised up to $25,000.
    In cooperation with the school system, the Alumni association has extended the deadline for having contributions apply to the dollar-for- dollar match until December 31. Currently a total of $13,800 has been raised. The push to get to the $25,000 mark has already begun.
    Contributors should keep in mind donations are fully tax deductible. This, coupled with the matching funds, allows donors to have their contribution represent 2½ times their value to the fund.
    The Scholarship Fund is a permanent fund, meaning the actual value of the fund can never be withdrawn. Returns on the invested amount will be the only money made available each year for scholarships.
    Contributing to the Scholarship Fund is a chance for each donor to be part of a legacy that will live forever and continue to provide much-needed assistance for young people who wish to further their educations.
    Many alumni have made contributions to the Scholarship Fund a class effort, seeing how much they can collect as team effort. Two groups which have been particularly successful are the Classes of 1952 and 1961. Each are nearing the $1,000 mark. It is an excellent was of giving back to the community that has given so much.
    Potential donors with questions are welcome to contact the Community Foundation or any of the current officers of the Austin Alumni Association. Officers include Patrick Kilburn, president; Roy Lynn Schneck, vice president; Karen Payne, treasurer; and Ishmael White, secretary.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:40
 
?Kids First Auction a big hit; $27,000+ raised in 16 hours PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    All the hard work that a dedicated core of volunteers put in on the 2008 Kids First Auction is apparently going to pay off.
    The non-profit organization’s preliminary total, what was raised in the 16-some hours the auction was conducted on Insight Cable TV Channel 25 and via the website scottcounty.tv was a sweet $27,178.70.
    “We were very happy as we wrapped everything up about 1:30 a.m. Sunday (November 23),” related Ed Amick, a Kids First volunteer. “Now, we can’t wait to see what our wrap-up auction does on Monday night (November 24). We’d really like to see a total over $30,000.”
    That total was what Kids First raised last year. Kids First’s funds help children in need and their families year-round in Scott County. Some of the Kids First money goes to the Scott County Community Clearinghouse. Money is also given by the Kids First Board of Directors to meet special needs which arise in families. Additional funds are provided to such organizations as CRADLE, which helps expectant and new mothers, Kids Place and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Scott County.
    Every dollar stays in Scott County to help children and their families.
    Anyone who made a donation pledge to Kids First during the auction or who would like to contribute to Kids First can do so by sending their contributions to Kids First, P.O. Box 112, Scottsburg, IN 47170. Contributions are tax deductible because Kids First is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:42
 
?Commissioners change meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    Scott County Commissioners will meet for their next business meeting on Tuesday, December 8, at 6 p.m.
    Normally, Commissioners meet on the first and third Mondays of each month. The officials will be attending a meeting in Indianapolis during the first week of December, necessitating the change in dates.
    Meetings are open to the public and are held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room on the first floor of the Courthouse in downtown Scottsburg.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:44
 
?AMS boys lose to Silver Creek PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    The 2008-09 basketball season has started for Austin Middle School boys.
    The eighth grade Eagles fell 65-60 to Silver Creek in overtime on Monday, November 10.
    Leading the Eagles in scoring was Michael Buchanan, who had 23 points. Cody Hendrix had 12, Slayer Bowling 10, Jake DeWitt 8, Todd Johnson 5 and Thomas Bowling 2.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:51
 
?Scottsburg Warriorettes preparing for upcoming season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Logan Wells   
Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00
?   After losing many players from last year, the Scottsburg High School varsity Warriorettes basketball team is back in action with a very young team. With only five returning players from last year’s varsity team, the Warriorettes lack some experience.  This lack of experience however is not keeping the team from having high hopes for the season.
  The team’s motto this year is B.I.G., which stands for banner in gym.
  “Basically we want to hang a championship banner in the gym,” said junior, Chrissy Nolan.
   Whether this banner is a sectional banner or an Mid-Southern Conference banner, the team does not care. They are working towards both, with a lot of effort.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2008 09:30
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