?CASA in need of volunteers to help children in Washington County PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 September 2008 00:00
?    CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children are in need of volunteers in Washington County.
    Washington County currently has five volunteers working diligently for the children in our county, but five is not enough with 14 children on a waiting list for CASA volunteers.
    CASA is a volunteer program with 65 counties in Indiana participating in this program
    Washington County volunteers donated approximately 9,540 hours, if paid $50 per hour, these volunteers would have donated $477,000 to Washington County.
    According to Jeanie Wood, Volunteer Coordinator, Washington County is in the process of holding a training class for September. Training consists of 30-40 hours done over a four to six week period.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2008 07:57
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?Brian Farmer replaces Richard Lambert on WW School Board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
? ?    The West Washington School Board appointed Brain Farmer to replace the vacant position of Richard Lambert who resigned effective August 1 at their recent meeting held on Monday, August 18.
    The board interviewed four potential candidates for the vacant position, Virgil Phelps, Marvin (Butch) Jenks, Duane Rippy and Brian Farmer.
    “I care about the education of my children and I care about the community.” said Farmer.
    Farmer has a lot of interaction with children. He has been an active volunteer in the community.
    Farmer will serve out the remainder of Lambert’s term until June 30, 2009.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:12
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?Board of Commissioners quiz contractors about bids for restoration work on county courthouse PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
?    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday afternoon, August 20, with all members present. The Commissioners unanimously approved the minutes of previous meetings and all claims.
    Judge Robert Bennett addressed the Commissioners and introduced representatives from two construction companies specializing in restoration of historic buildings.  Dennis Bolton of BJB Architectural Metal Services, Inc. and Tom Johnson of Keystone Restorations went into depth explaining to the Commissioners what their inspections revealed about damage to the bell tower of the courthouse and the recommended work to correct the problems.
    All three Commissioners examined the bids and asked probing questions regarding the differences and similarities contained in the two bids. In summary, both companies plan to remove the aged and damaged mortar from around the sandstone masonry of the bell tower and replace the mortar with new, yet historically accurate, mortar and waterproof the exterior of the tower.  The bid from Keystone Restorations included a step of applying urethane sealant to the mortar.  Differences also were noted in how each contractor would actually get up to the bell tower and do the work.  BJB stated that their procedure called for workers to rappel down from the open area above the clock face to do the work while Keystone plans to use a large crane/lift vehicle and work from buckets.  According to Commissioner Lana Sullivan, the difference in the two bids is in excess of $56,000, BJB being the lower bid.  The Commissioners asked for and received references from each contractor and plan to verify those as soon as possible.  Regardless of which contractor is awarded the contract, work is expected to begin during the first week of September and completed some four to six weeks later.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:09
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?Recycling Market Development Program, September 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
??    The Washington County Growth Partnership announced that a conference will be held on September 30, in Loogootee, IN for anyone interested developing a recycling business in Southern Indiana.  
    The conference, hosted by the Indiana Department of Environment Management, is designed to promote and assist
recycling in Indiana by focusing on economic development efforts targeted at businesses and projects involving
recycling.  
    This is achieved by providing grant and loan opportunities to financially assist businesses in the creation and continuous development of recycling markets throughout Indiana.
    The conference is open to any interested party but space is limited.
     To reserve a spot or receive additional information on the conference, contact Laura Albertson at (812) 295-4142
no later than Friday, September 26.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:14
 
?Parent Transition fair date announced PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
?? ?    The Washington County Parent Transition Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 9 at the Southern Hills Church in Salem beginning at 5:30 p.m.  
    The Parent Transition Fair is an informative and helpful venue for parents of children and other dependents with special needs to learn about the services and resources available to their families now and in the future.  
    The Washington County Transition Council presents this event annually to provide valuable information to parents and guardians in an effort to make the transition into daily community living easier and smoother for children with special needs.  Where will your child live as an adult, will your child need guardianship papers or job placement assistance and how can estate planning assist you in the planning for your child’s future are just a few of the pressing questions the Fair addresses.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:22
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