?Clark County River Friendly Farmer to be honored PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:00
? ?Their conservation plans include no-tilling farming, water and sediment control basins, filter strips, grassed waterways or other best management practices that allow them to manage their farms as one applicant said “in a way to address all resource concerns...from soil erosion on cropland, to water quality...to wildlife habitat.” Their ultimate goal is to preserve and protect Indiana’s natural resources for their own family farm and for future generations.
    They are the 2008 recipients of the River Friendly Farmer Award- an annual honor presented by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation District (LASWCD) and its 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs). The award is a join venture with Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. and the ISDA Division of Soil Conservation. The 65 statewide recipients will be honored on Farmer’s Day during the Indiana State Fair this year. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 13 at 2 p.m. in the 4-H Exhibit Hall auditorium, and the public is invited to attend.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 11:00
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?New locker room almost ready PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:00
??    The Silver Creek High School football program just got even better! This year’s senior classmen are now eligible to participate in this season’s football program.
    This is great news for everyone on the team. For anyone interested in joining the high school football program, you can start now by coming to the conditioning and practice sessions being held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:15 to 6 p.m. Participants should sign in at the newly equipped high school weight room.
    Beginning August 4, high school practices will be held daily from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 11:07
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?NCOC hosting Backpack Blast PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:00
??  ?    Local children are preparing for heading back to the classrooms. While registration for the new school year has began so has the back to school shopping. Along with the new clothes, shoes, textbooks and grade level, comes all the necessary school supplies that are needed by each student.
    For some students in the northern Clark County area that may not be such an easy task. Therefore, volunteers at the NCOC have been preparing for the third annual Backpack Blast. They have been diligently filling backpacks with donated school items.
    “We collect them and pass them on to the schools,” stated Ruthie Jackson, Director of the NCOC. “Then the schools decide who will receive the donated backpacks.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 11:19
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?Charlestown to receive Office of Community & Rural Affairs grant PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 00:00


Free broadband service to 50 homes

   On Tuesday, July 22, Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman was in Charlestown to announce the designation of Charlestown as one of nine Hoosier communities to benefit from grants generated by the Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA). In conjunction with AT&T and One Economy, the state-sponsored program will provide two years of free broadband service links for 50 homes that meet household income requirements.
    Lt. Governor Skillman spoke of new policies within state government to support and improve life in small towns and rural areas as well as a number of grant programs.
    Skillman stated, “Rural development has been my long-time passion. That’s why I’m so proud to be here today; to stand with AT&T and One Economy, and the city of Charlestown. We are announcing today that 50 Charlestown families will receive free high-speed internet access through DSL for two years. This state-wide project is only possible thanks to the generosity of AT&T and One Economy,” continued the Lt. Governor. “AT&T is going to provide this free internet server for two years and then One Economy will provide the computers if they’re needed, at a low cost. We want to make sure that this program reaches the families with the greatest need.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2008 13:02
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?Improvements being made at Charlestown City Hall PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00
?If you are in the City of Charlestown you will soon find that you can accomplish some major tasks if you row with The Flowe. David Flowe, that is. Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall appointed Flowe as his Executive Director, knowing he had an extensive background in construction. What he tapped into was a vast array of experiences in many areas and a creative mind for detail.
    Passers-by have probably noticed something is happening on the second floor of the Charlestown City Hall building. The 4,000+ square foot space has been corrected of irregular walls, partitions and uneven floors. New electrical wiring, walls and hardwood floors will soon prevail, in preparation for city officials’ offices. This will add much needed space for public access and assembly rooms, needed for the operations of the city.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 14:13
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