Hoosier Uplands to hold Senior Citizen Day at the Washington County Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
      Hoosier Uplands is pleased to announce Senior Citizens Day at the Washington County Fair on Tuesday, July 28 at the Washington County Fair grounds.
    The fun will begin at 10 a.m. There will be bingo, an Angel Foundation auction, a dance in the afternoon with Classic Country Band. There will also be door prizes given out during the day. Lunch will be served to the first 100 who register and is limited to senior citizens. However, to receive a free lunch, pre-registration is required. For those who would like to register for lunch, you may call Hooiser Uplands at (812) 849-4457 or (800) 333-2451. Persons with hearing/speech disabilities please call GTE's TRS, (800) 743-3333.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:41
 
Salem Masonic Lodge #21 to hold Pancake Breakfast and Yard Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:00
    The Salem Masonic Lodge #21 will host a Pancake Breakfast and Yard Sale on Saturday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to Noon. The cost of the breakfast is $4 per person.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 12:42
 
Commissioners face fallout from hospital bankruptcy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00
    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, July 1, with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings, payroll, and all claims were approved unanimously.
    EMS Director Michael Medlock and John Winenger, representing Saint Vincent Health (SVH), addressed the Commissioners giving an update regarding an ongoing analysis of the ambulance service at the hospital.  The service has been loosing money for some time and efforts are underway to determine how to operate it on a break even basis.
    Several options were discussed including ways to increase the revenues generated by ambulance service.  According to Medlock the EMS/ambulance service collects less than 40% of its costs from individuals using the service.  Medlock gave the Commissioners an anecdotal explanation for that disparity.
    “If we make a run for someone in the county having a diabetic reaction and once we get the patient stabilized,” explained Medlock, “the patient might refuse to be transported to the hospital for treatment.  We have made the run in the ambulance but no billing is produced by the hospital since the patient was never admitted.”
    In addition, Medlock said that the service is used for a lot of “freebies” like transporting nursing home patients or covering events like football games.  
    The county already pays $266,000 a year for ambulance service.  According to Commissioner Lana Sullivan, the county is required to provide that service.  Winenger suggested that even if every possible cost savings practice is put in place, the county will still need to provide additional funds just to break even.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 13:47
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Solar Energy system to be put in place at West Washington PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00
    At the recent West Washington School Board meeting held on June 22, Tim Reinhart addressed the board concerning the need to replace the hot water heaters in the school and in turn presented a proposal from Mann Plumbing Inc for a solar energy system which will be partially funded with a $25,000 grant from Jackson County REMC. The proposal was accepted, 5-1 with Leslie Batt opposing.
    The board approved the following football coaching positions: Head Varsity Football coach, Phillip Bowsman; Assistant Varsity coaches: Mark Gibson, Keith Nance, Duane Nance, Andrew Burks; Varsity Varsity volunteers: Tom Wischmeier and Brian Farmer; Head Junior High coach: Adam Brown; Junior High Assistants (split) Landon Roberts and Brent Zelivetz and Junior High volunteer: Zac Wilson and accepted resignation from Tom Wischmeier as Assistant Football coach.
    The board unanimously agreed to hire Brenda Hash to replace bus driver, Don Qualkinbush beginning of the 2009-2010 school year.
    J.C. Tucker will remain as the school's attorney for 2009-2010.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 13:49
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Salem Parks and Recreation Department Will Host the P&R Softball/ Baseball/ Tee Ball Swim Party PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00
    The Salem Parks and Recreation Department will host the “year end” pitch-in/swim party at the Salem Myers Pool July 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hot dogs and paper products will be furnished by the Parks and Rec. Players, parents, coaches, umpires, scorekeepers, and league directors of the 2009 P&R Softball/Baseball/Teeball season are invited to attend. Anyone attending may bring a covered dish and drinks. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 13:51
 
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