?Mother Nature paralyzes the County with a blanket of snow and ice PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00
???    As Meteorologists predicted, Mother Nature paralyzed Washington County as it dumped eight to ten inches of snow and up to one inch of ice on the County  Tuesday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 28.
    Prior to the ice storm that followed four to six inches of snow was dumped early on January 27, Sheriff Claude Combs along with Mayor Bower, Emergency Management, County Commissioners, volunteer fire departments, Salem Fire Department, EMS and Campbellsburg and Pekin Town Marshall set a meeting on January 27 around to 2:45 p.m. to go over the plan of action the County would take.
    According to Sheriff Claude Combs the plans of action worked very well with no serious injuries or deaths reported during this storm.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2009 13:41
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?February schedule of events for Washington County Memorial Hospital PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00
?    Washington County Memorial Hospital provides several classes, clinics and seminars throughout the month to provide the residents of Washington County with opportunities to improve their health. Following is a list of events and classes scheduled for the month of February.
    Go Red for Women Brown Bag Luncheon – Wear red on Friday, February 6, to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke and join WCMH Family Practice physician Kalen Carty, MD, as she discusses the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease that women need to know. The seminar will be held from Noon – 1 p.m. in the WCMH Classroom. For more information or to register, call 883.5881 ext. 1366.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2009 13:42
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Tobacco Coalition and Substance Abuse Council hold joint meeting PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00
    The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition along with Washington County Substance Abuse meeting held a joint meting together on February 5 at the government Building.  25 plus attendees enjoyed lunch compliments of Papa Johns with drinks provided by Sav A Lot.
    Sharon Purlee with Substance Abuse Council named the recipients of the 2009 mini grants.
    They are as follows: Salem Police Department will receive $2000 for vests and a camera; Salem SADD will received $1200 for the National Conference held in Washington D.D; $100 for a sack project for Elementary students to decorate and $70 for Orange Ribbon Week, for a total of $1370; Salem National Honor Society will received $1000 for the After Prom; West Washington High School SADD will receive $500 for miscellaneous events; Purdue Extension will received $932 for LEAD which is Legal Education Against Drugs that will be presented to all fifth graders in Washington County; LifeLine/Teen Challenge will have $1000 to be used for counseling and Hoosier Hills PACT will get $2500 for advocacy with a grand total of $9302 being given in mini grants.
    “We did not have as many mini grants turned in this year so we were able to give all grants that were submitted and I think thats a very good thing.” stated Purlee
    Rhonda Mills, Coordinator Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition gave a report of The Great American Smoke-out story, Indiana Campaign for SmokeFree Air and West Washington School Corporation receiving the Gary Sandifur Award.
    According to Mills, Washington County is now referred to as a Blue County with the Hospital and all County Schools adopting a smoke free facility and grounds policy.
    For the third quarter of 2008, Washington County callers to the Indiana quit line was 33 total calls. Neighboring counties such as Crawford with three; Floyd with 31; Harrison with 23; Orange with 14 and Scott received 32 calls.
    A VOICE report was given by Laura O'Donnell and Eva Warren-Hill stating they will be holding a prevent child abuse and healthy relations presentation to seventh and eighth graders.
    Randy Bugh stated the total of cessation participants from the beginning of the year is seven.
    The door prize was won by Laurie Carr.
    The next Washington County Substance Abuse Council will be March 5.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:46
 
?East Washington School Board approves pay increases for interim principle and assistant principal PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    At the recent East Washington School Board meeting, held on Tuesday, January 13 all minutes were approved along with vendor claims and payroll. A monthly financial; report was given to the board and checks were removed from outstanding status date September 15, 2006.
    The following personnel were approved: Tuesday Guernsey, Biology teaching position for second semester of 2008-09; Rebecca Jones to take the place of Ashley Sanders who is one medical leave and Karen Foster, elementary cafeteria.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:27
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?Plans are a go for a new HVAC system at BSUE PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
??    The 2,233,064 HVAC project at Bradie Shrum Upper Elementary was approved and plans for the project to start at the end of this school year and be completed before the start of the 2009/2010 school year begins at the recent Salem Community School Board meeting held on Monday, January 12.
    Representatives of the HVAC project presented to the board their recommendation of awarding Performance Services the project.
    “I was surprised and disappointed we only received one bid. Our office called every company registered with us and sent requests to six of them and only received one back. But I am pleased with Performance Services. The company are highly rated and highly regarded form and we have worked with them in 10-15 projects. They are a first class contractor.” stated Tom Durkin, Representative.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:29
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