16 youth attend free day camp PDF Print E-mail

A free day came for youth drew 16 youngsters out to Lake Salinda last Wednesday for a day of adventure.
Salem Parks and Recreation Director Denise Newkirk said this was the first time they’ve held the camp for free. In the past, there has been a fee for the camp and it is held at DePauw Park.
“We wanted a new spin on what we’ve already done,” she said.
Newkirk said the parks department has offered free swimming at the city pool and fishing clinics at the lake, but this was something different.
“We were looking at the need in the community for activities and this just seemed to fit,” she said.
Those who attended were served a free lunch, went on a hike on the new walking trail at Lake Salinda, made crafts, learned how to make a tent out of a tarp hung between two trees and made bows and arrows.
“They also were taught some outdoor safety tips,” said Newkirk.
Also helping that day were Children’s Library Director Donna Hurst and City Police Officer Roy Overshiner. Four other adult volunteers were there to assist in the activities.
Free sunscreen and mosquito repellent was also furnished that day.
Newkirk said she had a very good response to the event and hopes to do it again next year, with even more activities.
In fact, she said Overshiner has already come up with some ideas for next year and JR Martin, at WSLM, has expressed interest in being involved, teaching the children different trapping exercises.
Each child who attended received a free days’ swim pass.
Newkirk said free swims will be held for the public Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 2 and 4, from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
For more information about activities offered through the parks and recreation department, call 883-2895 or visit the city’s Web site at www.cityofsalemin.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 09:44
WCACT show schedule announced PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00

The Washington County Actors Community Theatre recently announced their 2011-2012 season! All Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., and all Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 13:13
Albertson recovering from ATV accident PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 July 2011 00:00

On July 19, Haley Albertson, daughter of  Barry and Toni Albertson, was on the back of an ATV her girl friend was driving when she fell off. The fall caused her to strike the back of her head, causing a blood clot in her brain.
Haley is a freshman at Eastern and her brother Trey is a senior.
She was transported by air ambulance to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for emergency brain surgery.
She was initially listed in critical condition but has been showing slow improvement.
According to her brother’s facebook page she was awake, eating and talking with everyone.
Haley is manager of the Eastern football team. She always has a smile and is real fighter.
Anyone wishing to help, may make donations at PNC bank in an account in Haley’s name.
Haley’s injury came just less than three weeks after a 10-year-old Borden girl died in an off-road vehicle accident.    
Melissa Jeremiah, RN with Hoosier Uplands, released a list of things people should know about 4-wheel safety tips:
#1- Before riding an ATV, if you are new to this form of recreation take a rider training
course. Most ATV manufacturers offer free hands-on training to those who have
purchased a new ATV.
#2- Do not ride alone. Have someone with you so that if something goes wrong there is
someone who will be able to call for help. Also let someone besides the people who
will be with you know where approximately you will be going and an approximate
time you expect to return.
#3- Carry a first aid kit on your ATV at all times, in the event of an emergency.
#4- Discuss safety with your children before allowing them to ride with you on a trail.
#5- Never drive an ATV when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
#6- Read all the directions and safety instructions that came with your ATV and follow
#7- Never ride on paved surfaces.
#8- Wear the right safety gear, including a helmet.
#9- Wear clothing and shoes that will adequately protect you from objects that you may
encounter such as brush.
#10- Use common sense when riding. This includes riding at a speed appropriate for the
terrain that you are riding in.
#11- Have prior approval of the landowner before riding on someone elses land.
#12- Learn about the area you are riding in. Be on the lookout for downed power lines,
fences, low lying branches and other hazards.
#13- Stay on the designated trails when you are riding.
#14- Keep your ATV’s quiet to avoid stressing wildlife and upsetting landowners.
#15- Approach wildlife and livestock on a trail slowly. If you startle them they may run
directly into your path. Give them time to react and plenty of room.
#16- If you inadvertently stumble onto someones land that you do not have permission
to be on, remove your helmet, before speaking to the landowner. Wearing the helmet
makes you appear to be intimidating and unfriendly. Be honest with the landowner
about how you came to be on his land.
Information for this article was obtained from the ATV Safety Institute. The ATV Safety Institute can be found at www.atvsafety.org or you may call them at 1-800-887-2887.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 07:42
Koozan’s Cajun cooking at Delaney PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

Step through the doors at Delaney Park’s new restaurant and your senses are filled with the smell of Louisiana cooking; Cajun cooking that is.
In May, Perry and Dawn Tyler opened Koozan’s, a restaurant serving authentic Cajun cooking. And before you say, “I don’t like hot food!” Perry wants you to know, “It’s not about the heat; it’s about the flavor.”
He said Cajun food cooked right isn’t necessarily spicy hot, it’s very flavorful.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 08:26
“Faster Pastor” at Salem Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 July 2011 00:00

The field is set for the inaugural “Faster Pastor Race” to take place on July 23rd at Salem Speedway as part of the JayC Food Stores Saturday Night Thunder.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 08:27
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