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
 
Relay for Life set for June 12-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The American Cancer Society invites everyone to the Scott County community to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer at this year’s Relay for Life event that will take place this Friday at Lake Iola starting at 4 p.m. on June 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.
    For more information contact Shelley Lakins at 752-9656 or Jim Boswell at 752-0140.
    This year’s schedule of activities are as follows:
Friday, June 12
4 p.m. - Team registration begins.
5 p.m. - Survivor and caregiver dinner.
6 p.m. - Opening ceremonies. Celebrating 25 years of Relay for Life. Special guest speaker - Keri Hammons. Prayer led by Dennis Boley. Ice cream social by Scott County Farm Bureau and Scottsburg FFA.
6:20 p.m. - Survivor and caregiver lap.
6:25 p.m. - And We’re Off Team Lap.
6:30 p.m. - Bomar and Ritter
7 p.m. - Lunatic High.
7:30 p.m. - Kid Country
8 p.m.  - Mark Robinson Band
9 p.m. - Dwaine and Gretchen Colwell.
9:30 p.m. - Special Guest speaker - Denise Taylor.
9:45 p.m. - Luminaria ceremony
10:45 p.m. - Fight Back Ceremony.
12 midnight - Card games begin at barn. Movies begin in the barn. Quarters for a Cure Lap, Pop a quarter into the bin for each lap you walk.

Saturday, June 13

1 a.m. - Relaywood Character Lap.
2 a.m. - P.J. Lap
3 a.m. - Switch directions lap - walk lap in opposite direction.
4 a.m. - Crazy Hat and Silly socks lap.
5 a.m. - Favorite Team Spirit lap.
6 a.m. - Road to recovery rally at barn.
7 a.m. - Morning workout by Kim Kiefer.
8 a.m. - Breakfast by Scott County Farm Bureau and Scottsburg FFA.
8 a.m. - Dog Walk until 10 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - Cast Final votes for best team bra!
9 a.m. - Reach to Recovery Rally and SAG (Save A Gal) Awards at Barn.
9:30 a.m. - Collect any keepsake luminaria bags to take home with you.
10 a.m. - auction.
1:30 p.m. - closing ceremonies
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:39
 
Girls soccer to begin at Scottsburg High School PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 00:00
    The Scottsburg sports scene is growing again. The ’09-’10 school year will introduce the first girl’s varsity soccer team at Scottsburg High School. The team will start to prepare for the season on Tuesday and Thursday nights at open field and conditioning practices. These practices begin June 9 and go every Tuesday and Thursday, except for the week of July 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school field.  Players are asked to bring their own water, shin guards and cleats.
    On July 20, the summer two-a-day practices begin. Physicals need to be performed before attending these practices. Specific times and locations for these practices will be passed out at the open field sessions. The first game is on August 17th at Madison. The complete game schedule is still being compiled at press time, but includes various conference games and an invitational tournament in Batesville.
    The coach of the team will be Scott Craig. Craig has been the Scottsburg Middle School co-ed coach for the past 3 years. He was part of the middle school’s first winning season, first undefeated season, expansion of the co-ed team and an all-girl’s middle school team this past fall. He is co-founder, president and coach for the Scott County Soccer Club. Craig is a United States Soccer Federation licensed coach. He holds several national coaching certifications. His National Youth license allowed him to assist with coaching with the Seymour U-19 boys travel team this spring. He brings over 10 years of coaching experience to the new program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:51
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Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival Set for June 11-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 00:00
    This year’s Crothersville Lions Club Red, White and Blue Festival will provide a lot of wholesome, family centered activities for everyone.
    The 34th annual salute to the veterans and the nation’s flag will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 11-13. Each day will be celebrated with a theme. Thursday will be Veterans night and everyone is asked to wear red in support of the veterans and those serving. Friday is Crothersville High School class reunion night. Everyone is asked to stop by the information booth for their name tag and graduation year. Saturday is designated Kids Day. All kids of all ages are encouraged to take part in the fun activities for the day.
    Fiesta Rides will kick-off the festival on Wednesday night with bracelet night.
    On Thursday, the Crothersville Athletic Boosters-sponsored baby contest will be held. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, judging begins at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced from the stage at 6:15 p.m.
    All booths will open at 5 p.m.
    The Festival princess contest sponsored by Phi Beta Psi Sorority will be announced at 6 p.m.
The Festival’s emotion-stirring patriotic ceremonies will feature the local VFW Post No. 1083 accompanied by the ladies and men’s auxiliary at 6:30 p.m. Crothersville’s Most Talented will be center stage at 7 p.m. The talent show will be changed somewhat this year. Everyone is invited to share their talent from musical to comical. The winners will be determined by the people’s choice. People will have two ways to vote, text messenging or paper ballots. The cake walk sponsored by the VFW Post No. 1083 ladies auxiliary will be on Preston Street at 7:30 p.m. The Colwell’s Gospel Group will close out Thursday evening.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:54
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2nd annual Golf for Kids’ Sake June 6 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 May 2009 00:00
    Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for individuals to participate in the Second annual Golf for Kids’ Sake golf scramble to be held Saturday, June 6th at Westwood Golf Course in Scottsburg.  This is an 18-hole event.  The cost is $40 per person, or $160 per team and includes green fees, golf cart and lunch.  Registration and lunch begins at 12 noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.  Prizes will be given for first place, closest to the pin and longest drive. Individuals who wish to participate are encouraged to call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 752-6651. Organizers of this year’s Golf For Kids’ Sake event are Jim Morgan, Lee Anne Hahn, Vanessa Eldridge, Bryan Wallace, Sheilah Williams and Syd Whitlock.
    Golf For Kid Sake raises funds for the local Scott County Big Brothers Big Sisters agency.  This money helps the agency recruit, screen, train, match and support all volunteer/child matches throughout the year. Because of the organization’s efforts, over 100 children have a caring, volunteer mentor to spend time with on a regular basis.  Recent research has proven that one-to-one mentoring has a measurable impact on the lives of the children and youth.  
    For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters or Golf For Kids Sake, please call the Scott County office at 752-6651.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2009 08:32
 
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