Austin Lions, guests enjoy 70th anniversary celebration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    Plenty of food was provided and special guests recognized during the 70th anniversary dinner conducted by members of the Austin Lions Club on Monday evening, September 28.
    The Lions provided the feast featuring barbecued pork, chicken and turkey and special cakes marking the group's anniversary of its founding.
    The chapter was chartered on April 17, 1939, and sponsored by the Scottsburg Lions Club. Its charter night was celebrated on June 1 of that year in what is now known as the school district's old gym but which at the time was the high school gym.
    Men who were in the founding group included the chapter's first president, R. Howard Judd, secretary Leland Langdon and treasurer Floyd Everitt. Members included Dr. Carl Bogardus, James P. Boyd, Hubert Buchanan, Marion T. Buchanan, Emory J. Buzzard, Lynn W. Cathcart, Harold Christie, David W. Cutshall, James W. Dold, Albert Hines, Dr. Marvin E. Judd, Lurayne E. Kline, Ray Manaugh, James Mitchell, Wayne Murphy, Charles Peacock, Bertrand L. Pearsey, Clarence E. Piercefield, Ernest J. Polk, Herman Schneck, Harry Skiles, Jay C. Taff, Harold E. Thomas and Donald Ward.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:43
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Hill Visits New Scott County CBOC PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    On Friday, October 2, 2009, Congressman Baron Hill toured the recently-opened Scott County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). Hill has been involved with securing a CBOC for Southern Indiana veterans in Scott County for several years.
    The CBOC, which is strategically located near Scott Memorial Hospital, currently retains two full-time doctors –– with room to expand to five if needed. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility actually opened about a year ago, but was located in a temporary location while the current site underwent construction. Currently, the CBOC is serving more than 1,400 veterans.
    Veterans from Scott, Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Clark, Bartholomew and Jennings Counties are accessing the CBOC’’s services. And, the doctors report that many of those veterans were previously driving to Indianapolis, Louisville or Cincinatti for care. The Scott County CBOC is much closer for many of these Southern Indiana veterans.
    According to the VA’s web site, the Scott County center is staffed with highly-trained providers specializing in providing a full range of primary care, mental health and other preventative and ancillary services.
    “The opening of this facility in Scott County is great news for our Southern Indiana veterans,” Hill said. “They should not have to drive long distances to get the care they need. I was very impressed with the doctors and support staff I met during my tour and appreciate that they took time out of their day to show me around.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:45
 
Hardy Lake winding up year's activities with Family Fun Weekend October 30-31 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00
    A new house for rats and mice and a Family Fun Weekend are divergent but great news about what's happening at Hardy Lake State Recreational Area.
    Tucked into the northeast corner of Scott County, Hardy Lake attracts fishermen, campers and boating enthusiasts nearly every month of the year. Special events are also offered, including monthly Saturday morning breakfasts served outdoors by members of Friends of Hardy Lake, the recent Raptor Days and the upcoming Family Fun Weekend.
Assistant lake property manager Terry Davis noted it's been a pretty busy season with more people than ever taking advantage of the lake's attractions.
    The lake also has one of the few licensed raptor rehabilitation centers in Indiana. The Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Rehab Center is home to several permanently-injured animals, including the lake's bald eagle, who is now fully mature at 5½ years.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 07:47
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Firemen's Festival at Austin offers visitors free musical entertainment PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00
    During the two days of the Austin Firemen's Festival, October 9 and 10, visitors are going to be treated to some very good -and free – entertainment.
    On Friday, October 9, the schedule calls for exhibitors' booths to be set up on the grounds of the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department in downtown Austin from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Booths and exhibits will open tot he public starting at 4 p.m. and will remain open until 11 p.m.
    The fire department's famous fish fry will also start at 4 p.m., continuing through 9 p.m. People can carry away their purchases or eat at the fire department.
    Music will be played by Deejay Ray from 4 to 5 p.m. in the stage area. Starting at 5 p.m., performers with the Indiana Gospel Music Association will play and sing until 7 p.m.
    Family-style hayrides will begin at 6 p.m., with the scarier, haunted version starting at 7 p.m. that night.
    On stage, Bomar and Ritter will perform from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. their own style of folk music.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 12:52
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Chiming cell phone in closet narrows circle of culprits PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00
    A ring from an unfamiliar cellphone found in a closet of a burgled home allowed law enforcement officers to narrow the list of suspects in the crime to one.
    Detective Rick Barrett of the Scott County Sheriff's Department related in a probable cause affidavit filed in the case against Heather Thompson, 23, Lexington, that the victim of the burglary on September 17 discovered the strange cell phone in her closet.
    The woman said she had returned to her home on that date and noticed that a window screen had been cut and blinds in a rear bedroom's window were ajar. When she entered the home, she heard the cell phone ringing. She located it and answered to hear a man's voice. Then, she told the detective, Thompson got on the phone and identified the phone as hers. Thompson, the victim stated, told her that she “...must have left it there this morning.”
    Thompson, advised the homeowner, had come to the home that morning, but she did not come in. Thompson was described as a neighbor.
    When Det. Barrett arrived, Thompson was at the house with the owner. She provided information about why she had come to the woman's house. Thompson said a couple who had assisted her with her car in the woman's driveway that morning tried to sell her a gun a short time later.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 12:55
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