Men against violence against women rally held PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    The message was clear, “This (violence) has to stop,” was given at the Men against violence against women rally held Friday, October 30 on the South side of the Courthouse lawn.
    More than 40 men came to show support for violence against women including, Salem High School Seniors along with Principal Derek Smith, Judge Bennett, Judge Newkirk, Mayor Bower, Prosecutor Dustin Houchin, Police Chief Scott Ratts, Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs and many more.
    John Kuss of Hoosier Hills PACT opened the rally by stating from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 the State of Indiana has had 60 domestic violence deaths.
    Each participant received a t-shirt stating  “Men against violence against women,” Kuss stated that it takes guts to come out here and to wear this shirt and asked them to have the guts to stand up an say no to violence.
    “I want to plant a seed in my generation put God first and think first before violence.” that was the statement that Salem Quarterback Christian Chastain spoke. Chastain also said that this was an opportunity to speak out and thank God for this program.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 15:29
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The 2009 Christmas Assistance Program (CAP) has begun PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    This year applications will not be accepted at the schools.  Applications will be taken for the program at the West Side Baptist Church, in Salem on November 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and again on November, 15, 2-4 p.m..  Those applying will need to bring with them proof of residency.   In addition the application must include gross income for the past 12 months, for everyone living in the home.
    Applications are available at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, located at 201 E Market St., Suite 104, Salem, and the Salem Public Library, located on Main St., in Salem.  Applications will also be available on November 14 & 15 at West Side Baptist Church.  An appointment time is not necessary.
Applicants must verify residency and provide their income for everyone in the household for the past 12 months.
    The changes are being made to make the program more efficient, in order to help more youth.
    The Christmas Assistance Program works with numerous organizations, including Salvation Army, Shop with a Cop, Colie Claus, and churches, organizations and individuals.  The program is available to Washington County youth ages 16 and below.
    Organizations, businesses and individuals who would like to help a child(ren) may call Anita K. Bush at 812-755-4359 or Stephanie Atkins at 883-3934.  Please leave your name and phone number.  Your call will be returned within 24 hours.  The Church is not accepting phone calls regarding CAP.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:27
 
Hi Caliber Sportsmans Club to host Turkey Shoot PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    Hi Caliber Sportsmans Club in Fredericksburg will host a turkey shoot on November 13 at 8 p.m. and on November 15 at 2 p.m. Price is $2 per round (factory chokes). Cash payouts will be made, and refreshments will be available. For more information or directions, please contact Shawn King at (812) 941-8434 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:28
 
WCCF’s D. Jack Mahuron Education Fund awards over $3800 for Innovative Ideas in the Classroom PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    Old Fashion Family Fun Night is the theme of Stacy Richardson’s idea.  Students in her East Washington Elementary school 3rd grade classroom will have the opportunity to bring home backpacks with a game the whole family can play as well as a healthy, tasty treat.
    “Stone Fox” will be studied in Leah Starrett’s 3rd grade East Washington Elementary classroom.  Students will create individualized reading tubs and will be given a chance to complete a hands-on project that relates to the book.  Students will be shown a DVD of the book and will also present their projects to community members.
Jenisa Collier’s Kindergarten class at Bradie Shrum Elementary School will be given the opportunity to hone and expand their reading skills with a Listening Library.  The library allows students to listen and read along to a book on a personal CD player.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:30
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State revenue reported below projections at recent East Washington School Board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
     Superintendent Phyllis Ammick provided an update to the board regarding the Governor's press conference on October 8. The Governor reported that state revenue was $254 million below projections and that further cuts to the budget, including state support to schools must be considered.
    Superintendent Ammick recommend the board to approve the Resolution to adopt the Budgets, CPF and bus replacement plan. The board approved 4-0.
    Superintendent Ammick presented to the board a License agreement with Neola, whom are a company that follow Indiana laws to make sure the school policies are updated  and or added when needed. The board requested to take it under consideration until the November Board meeting.
    The board approved the proposed payment agreement for the Band Boosters portion of payments due for the band uniforms.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:44
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