?Veterans honored by Austin High School students’ program on November 11 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00
?    Many veterans and their families attended the annual Veterans’ Day program conducted at the Austin High School auditorium on Tuesday, November 11.
    Seniors in the Class of 2009 organized by social studies teacher Ryan Herald presented the program, using the talents of its choir and band.
    Kristen Coomer presented the introduction and welcome to the audience. Andrew Anderson introduced the National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Choir seniors led the song.
    The Pledge of Allegiance was presented by Chance Densford and Beth Davidson. Special music written and performed by teacher Euleda Turner was introduced by Brittany Fox.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2008 09:08
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?Volunteers getting ready for Kids First Auction on Nov. 22 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00
?    Kids First, the local non-profit organization which aids needy children and their families year-round, will conduct its annual auction on Saturday, November 22.
    Once again, the Kids First Auction will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on U.S. Highway 31 North. The auction begins at 9 a.m. that morning and goes until everything is gone.
    Volunteers are already getting items ready for the event, and everyone is encouraged to donate goods, services or gift cards. Longtime Kids First volunteers Sherry and Ross St. Clair can be contacted at 752-5854 by those with items to contribute.
    Toys are always a popular item with bidders as are tools, bikes, theme baskets, quilts, vacation trips, sports memorabilia, Christmas crafts and decorations and ‘most anything else that can be auctioned. Funds raised by the auction are used to help youngsters and their families year-round with special needs, such as medicines, gas money for doctor visits, hearing aids and the like. Kids First money also helps support the efforts of the Scott County Community Clearinghouse.
    Items donated should be new or in excellent condition. Arrangements can be made for volunteers to come to the donor’s home to pick up contributions.
    Kids First always has a wrap-up auction a few days after the main event, which provides an opportunity to buy items that were not claimed by winning bidders. Those wishing to bid in the November 22 auction can visit the Knights of Columbus Hall that Saturday to place their offers and will also be able to phone in bids as well as watch what’s happening and what’s being offered on the Insight Cable TV Community Channel. At the wrap-up event, bidders must be present.
    For more information about Kids First, contact the St. Clairs.
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2008 09:12
 
?Lady Eagles’ Black and White Game starts new season for local team PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:00
??    Fans of the Austin Lady Eagles got to see the 2008-09 basketball squads in action on Tuesday night, November 11, in the Lady Eagles Gym.
    Varsity, junior varsity and seventh and eighth grade girls’ teams were featured in the scrimmage.
    This year’s Lady Eagles roster includes four seniors, Kristen Coomer, Kayla Hickman, Emily Morris and Courtney Robbins.
    The powerful junior class includes Ashley Dowling, Michelle Goodin, Chelsea Jones, Katy McIntosh and Amanda Reardon.
    Sophomore players are Rachelle Blaylock, Lindsey Davidson, Shantel Gray, Kelly Hollan, Brooke Stollings and Samantha Wooten.
    Freshmen are Mikaela Clark, Jessica Madden, Krystal Napier and Mary Rice.
    Girls’ coaches are Jared Petersen, varsity; Scott Turner, assistant; and Ryan Herald, junior varsity.
    The first home game for the varsity and JV is scheduled this Friday, November 14, against Providence. Two more home games will be played prior to the annual Austin-Scottsburg game on November 26. Those include New Washington on Tuesday, November 18, and Paoli on Friday, November 21. All home games start at 6 p.m.
    The Austin-Scottsburg game on November 26 is hosted by Scottsburg and will also begin at 6 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 10:45
 
?Volunteers, items needed for Kids First Auction on Nov. 22 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:00
?    Volunteers for the annual Kids First Auction are gearing up for this year’s charity event, to be held on Saturday, November 22.
    The event will fill the Knights of Columbus Hall on U.S. Highway 31 North in Scottsburg starting at 9 a.m. on that Saturday and continuing until all lots are sold. The auction raises money to help children and families in Scott County in need. Kids First is also are a major supporter of the Scott County Community Clearinghouse. “We appreciate every business owner and those private individuals who support our efforts to help those in difficult times. This year may turn out to be especially important with the economy dragging like it is,” said Walker Ed Amick, a spokesman for the organization.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 10:47
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?Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications available PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 November 2008 00:00
?    2009 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications are available for all residents of Scott County who will graduate from high school by the end of June 2009.
    The scholarship program is available through the Scott County Community Foundation. Applications will be distributed to guidance counselors at both county high schools. The forms are also available at the Foundation’s office and may be downloaded from the website.
    Completed applications will be due on the same night as the essays this year. Essay writing will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, at Scottsburg High School and 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, at Austin High School. Students may attend either session regardless of where they attend school.
    A graduating senior from both Austin and Scottsburg will receive Lilly Foundation scholarships. Recipients should be announced in late March/early April.
    The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program provides full tuition, required fees and a special stipend of up to $800 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at any Indiana public or private college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
    Twenty-five local students have been named recipients since the program started in Scott County in 1998.
    The Scott County Community Foundation is located at 60 North Main Street, Scottsburg. For information, call 752-2057, e-mail staff at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the website at www.scottcountyfoundation.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2008 10:51
 
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