Annual Halloween Party to be held October 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    The City of Salem's Annual Halloween Party will be held on Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Salem Parks and Recreation Department along with the Salem Public Library. The event will be at DePauw Park and Riley’s Place. Games, snacks, and prizes will be handed out to children ages 2-12. Salem Trick or Treating will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:53
 
Commentary . . . My final thoughts PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    When I started writing for Green Banner Publications (GBP) nearly three years ago I knew this day would come.  Honestly, though, I thought it would have come a year or so ago.  When GBP Publisher Joe Green and I first sat down and discussed me coming to work, I told him that I would do it until he was either fed up with me or I wasn't enjoying myself, whichever came first.
    Well, I'm sure that Joe has been fed up with me on numerous occasions but for whatever reason did not pull the trigger.  However, in the past few months it has become clear to me that I am ready to move on.  Please understand that my desire to explore other options has nothing to do with anything at GBP—it is simply time to move on.
    I want to thank Joe Green for giving me the opportunity and the freedom to do this job the way I thought it should be done.  Another individual that I want to thank is Donna Nunley, Office Manager for the Washington County Edition.  Without her discretion, organizational skills and loyalty, I would never have been able to do my job.  In addition, I want to thank former GBP Editor Mark Grigsby for taking the time to show me the ins and outs of small town journalism.  Although I wrote for some underground publications in college, my formal training is in English and Writing, not Journalism—there is a difference.
    Above all, I want to thank the people who I cannot name for obvious reasons; those who were willing to provide me with information, both on and off the record, and point me in the right direct to ferret out the “story behind the story.”
Without your help I would not have known where to begin.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2009 07:53
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SOAR celebrates Adult Ed and Family Literacy Week PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    On Oct. 7, U.S. House of Representatives voted 412-0 to declare the week of October 18-23, 2009 as Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, according to Washington County SOAR! director, Marji Morris.
    Residents of Washington County can take part in that celebration by signing up to be a tutor for Washington County SOAR!
    The local SOAR! office is holding tutor training on Oct. 20, 22, 27, and 29. Each session will last from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Community Learning Center.
    According to Morris,  due to growing student numbers, trained tutors are in short supply. The training is done in four 3-hour sessions. After that tutoring typically takes 1 1/2 hours per week.
    Tutors will work one on one with a student. SOAR! supplies the training, materials, and meeting place. No tutoring is done in private homes. Tutors and students arrange sessions at a mutually agreeable time.
    "We hope to be able to add ten or fifteen new tutors at this training," Morris said. "We've had several new students sign up, and we want to be able to provide them with assistance. Currently, only six volunteers have signed up for the October training."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:57
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Washington County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    Tickets are now on sale for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, planned for Saturday, November 7 at 6 p.m. at Southern Hills Church. Ticket price is $20. This ticket price includes a meal and a chance to play The Right Price Is.
    In addition to the game, the Citizen of the Year will be announced as well as a new award, Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.
    The Right Price Is game will be conducted in TV game show style and will seek contestants from those attending the dinner. Numerous prizes will be awarded. An auction will also be conducted at the end of the game.
    Tickets may be purchased from any Chamber Board Member, at the YMCA, located at 1709 N. Shelby St. in Salem, or at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 201 E Market St., Suite 104, in Salem.
    Table sponsorships are also available by calling the Chamber Office at 883-4303.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:58
 
Mill Creek Baptist Church plans Fall Revival PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 October 2009 00:00
      Be a Three Scooper at Mill Creek Baptist Church's Fall Revival beginning Monday, October 12 and continuing through Wednesday, October 14.
    “We want to invite the community to come out and fellowship with us and enjoy a great program of music and special preaching for our revival,” said Pastor Kyle Hall. “And you can be a three scooper!”
    Hall refers to the ice cream social planned for Wednesday, October 14 after the final service.
    “We'll have the deacons serving ice cream and if you came for one night of the revival, you get one scoop of ice cream,” Hall described. “If you come for two nights, you get two scoops. If you've come every night you'll be a three scooper! Naturally, we'd like to have everyone come all three nights and be three scoopers!”
    The services will begin at 7 p.m. each night with visiting guest speaker, Bro. Tim Day.
    There will also be special singing each night.
    Monday night at 6 p.m. there will be a meal before the service.
    For more information, please call Padtor Hall at (812) 883-3187 or (812) 620-9167.
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2009 07:41
 
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