Forever Tree Society program provides opportunity to keep someone’s memory alive PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
    When Pat Bridge of Scottsburg heard about the new Forever Tree Society program at the Scott County Community Foundation, she immediately knew she wanted to do something in memory of her parents, Laurence and Myrtle Bridge.
    They were lifelong residents and farmers in Johnson Township, Scott County. Myrtle was a charter member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild and Laurence was a committee member of the Agriculture Stabilization Office for many years.
    They were both members and very active in the Pisgah Methodist Church. “Honest, family oriented, hardworking and Christians,” says Pam Mosley, Pat’s only child and Laurence and Myrtle’s only grandchild.
    After learning more information about the Forever Tree Society, Pat decided to establish the Laurence and Myrtle Bridge Memorial Fund. She likes the concept that because of the unrestricted gift, the board can decide where the money is best needed. She was also able to participate in the matching funds program that the Foundation Board of Directors offered as an incentive to donors. Through Sept. 30, the Foundation is offering $25,000 in matching funds for the program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:25
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Community Foundation invites charitable foundations to submit proposals for 2009 grant cycle PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
    The Scott County Community Foundation invites all charitable organizations to submit proposals for the Foundation’s 2009 grants cycle. The grants may be used for any charitable purpose in the areas of community service, social service, education, health, the arts, environment and entrepreneurship. The Foundation has awarded over $2.3 million in grants and scholarships to the community since being established in 1997.
    The Board of Directors is continuing to meet the needs of Scott County through the availability of over $187,000 in support to the community this year because of funds established at the Community Foundation. Through the Foundation, scholarships totaling $29,600 will be awarded to numerous deserving students this year, and over $18,000 has already been awarded to charitable organizations and purposes. In addition, the Board has agreed to provide up to $25,000 in matching funds for its new Forever Tree Society memorial and tribute program.
   The Foundation also has almost $14,000 that it may award from its unrestricted funds for its competitive grants cycle, including the Addie Mae Graham Memorial Fund, the Lauren Graham Memorial Fund, Dr. William and Diann Scott Memorial Fund, John and Janice Martin Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Scott County Memorial Fund and Scott County Immediate Response Fund.
    All charitable organizations and causes are invited to submit proposals for the competitive process. There is no limit on the amount organizations may apply for this year.
    “We are very pleased to be able to open our grants cycle to the community this year, especially with the situation in our economy,” said Connie Kenninger, grants committee chairperson. “Our committee always looks forward to reviewing the creative ideas on how organizations are making an impact in our community, and we are excited to provide an opportunity to help make that difference.”
    Applications are due Monday, July 20 at 3 p.m. Interviews to the finalists will be conducted in August.
    To receive an application, which includes guidelines and policies, email the Scott County Community Foundation at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg. You may also download applications from the website at www.scottcountyfoundation.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:26
 
Over $1.7 million is awarded in scholarships at SHS Senior Awards Day Program PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    Faculty and senior students at Scottsburg High School, along with several guests, participated in the Senior Awards Program on May 8, 2009 in McClain Hall.   Scholarship money totaling over $1,758,000 has been awarded to the Class of 2009 to this date.  Numerous achievement awards were presented and several students were given special recognition.
   Students participating in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters High-Five mentoring program were recognized by Mrs. Linda Dawson and Twenty-First Century Scholars were recognized by Mr. Robert Butler.  Spanish Honorary students were recognized by Mrs. Tammy Davis and senior FFA members were recognized by Mrs. Danielle Walker.
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New Providence Baptist Church to host Crocodile Dock PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The New Providence Baptist Church invites all children from the ages of 3-14 to Vacation Bible School.
This year’s theme is “Crocodile Dock.” Kids will keep an eye out for “God in Action” in their everyday lives and discover how they can be a “God Sighting” by showing Christ’s love.
    Each day children will visit stations and learn daily bible points: Kids will learn new rocking’, stomping songs in “Sing and Play Swamp Stomp; watch a movie at the Dock-side Drive-In, learn their daily lessons in Bible Bayou, construct cool crafts in Crawfish Crafts and Mission; play games at Gator Games; eat themed snacks at Snack Shack and meet back to discuss the evening at the Firefly Finale.
    The program will be presented Sunday, June 21 through Thursday, June 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night.
Parents need to register their children Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. New Providence Baptist Church is located at the corner of Slab Road and Cutshall Road.
    For more information call Vicki Herald at 794-3616 or Pastor Peter McClellan at 752-3646.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:21
 
Austin community leader Jim Buchanan succumbs at age 78 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Word spread quickly on Thursday evening, June 4, that Jim Buchanan had died.
    James Albert Buchanan, 78, did not recover from a fall in his home that he had suffered on Friday, May 29. With his family around him, he passed peacefully at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he had been a patient since the accident.
    Plenty of stories were swapped about Jim as family members and his many friends gathered at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin on Sunday, June 7, to say farewell and comfort those he left behind. Jim was born in Madison on February 27, 1931, to Hubert and Evelyn Smith Buchanan. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he received his training for the mortuary business in Indianapolis and briefly worked there. He also met his future wife, Margaret Nalley, in Indianapolis and eventually brought her home to Austin. Jim went into the funeral home business with his parents in the 1950s while Margaret worked as a nurse and then left that profession as the younger Buchanans started their family.
    Four children and many years later, Buchanan Funeral Home maintains an impeccable reputation, thanks to a lot of hard work. Three of the Buchanan children now operate the funeral home business, though Jim was always on hand to make sure all was being handled well.
    Jim Buchanan was known throughout the Austin community for his generosity and his sense of humor. He was a charter member of the fledgling Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of the Austin Lions Club for over 50 years. He operated one of the first ambulance services in Scott County. He and his family always contributed a small mountain of items to Toys for Tots campaigns at Christmas time. He was a life member of the Jennings Township Conservation Club and a strong supporter of his church, American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg. He touched many lives and performed many generous acts. It's no wonder the funeral home was packed that Sunday night by those wanting to tell family members how much Jim meant to them.
    The world is poorer for his absence.
    His survivors include wife Margaret; three sons, Tom and wife Misty of Carrollton, Ky., and J.D. and wife Terri and Jerry and wife Jennifer, all of Austin; a daughter, Janie and husband Keith Alexander of Austin; two brothers, The Rev. Father Don Buchanan of Austin and Hubert “Hubie” Buchanan of Amherst, N.H.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Buchanan and JoNell Buchanan, both of Austin; and six grandchildren.
    A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning, June 8, at American Martyrs Catholic Church  Father Don Buchanan officiated.
    Burial was in Austin Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be made to the Jim Buchanan Scholarship Fund of the Austin Alumni Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home's website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:37
 
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