?Scaffold Lick Baptist Church to mark 190th anniversary October 14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2008 00:00
?    One of the oldest churches in Southern Indiana will mark its 190th anniversary on October 14.
    Scaffold Lick Baptist Church in northeast Scott County was organized on October 14, 1818. It is the oldest church in the Coffee Creek Baptist Association and, according to records, the 12th oldest in Indiana.
    Scaffold Lick is located one mile west of the old town of Holman, now Blocher, on Polk Road. The church derived its name from a salt lick which attracted deer to the banks of a nearby stream. Early hunters erected scaffolds in nearby trees to watch their prey.
    The first church building was a small log type structure that was reportedly destroyed by wind. A second building was destroyed by fire, and a third church was erected in 1857 and used until January 23, 1949, when it was destroyed by fire on the night of the wedding of Robert Hoard and Gene Donahue.
    The first wedding conducted in the new building was that of Robert Napier and Sadie Broadus.
    The present white frame church sits high on a hill surrounded by sugar maples and gums and features stained glass windows and a belfry. Plans were drawn up by W.B. Colwell. Previously, two outhouses constructed behind the church served the congregation, and baptisms often took place at a farm pond located at what is now Blocher and Napper Roads. Holders for men’s wide-brimmed hats can still be seen under some of the church pews.
    Each week, Sunday School classes are held at 9:30 a.m. with the morning service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The present minister is the Rev. David Culley.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2008 07:41
 
?First annual Warrior Booster Club Golf Scramble on October 11 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 October 2008 00:00
?    Saturday, October 11, will be the first annual Warrior Basketball Booster Club Golf Scramble at Westwood Golf Course on State Road 56 in Scottsburg.
    This will be the only major fund-raiser the Warriors will have this year.
    Registration will be 11:30 a.m.  to 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be served 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Tee time is set for 1 p.m., with a shotgun start. Participants can meet Coach Keck  at 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Door prizes will be passed out during this time. Donations are being sought for door prizes as well.
    The entry fee is $40 per golfer or $160 for a four-person team. Mulligans will be available for $5 each. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to pin and hole in one.
    Hole sponsorship is $100. Also, players can purchase “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of ” plaques for $50 each. The memory plaques will be placed along the cart path.
    The “Warrior Alumni Challenge,” a special prize, will be given to the former Scottsburg Warrior basketball player team that finishes first. The name of the team will be engraved into a stone at Meyer Gym.
    Registration forms are available at PMI Staffing, located between Burger King and Chase Bank, or e-mail Lisa Gibson at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information, contact Gibson at 1-812-820-1219 or Tia Patton at 1-812-595-6717. Registration deadline is October 7.
    In case of inclement weather, the scramble will be scheduled for the next day, Sunday, October 12, with the same time frame.
    All proceeds will help fund the Warrior basketball 2008/2009 season.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2008 07:43
 
?Join the Washington County March of Dimes this weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00
    Join the Washington County March for Babies and help saves babies.  As one of the March of Dimes biggest fund-raiser takes place on Sunday, October 12 with registration at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. at the Salem Speedway.
    The 2008 March for Babies Ambassador is Trevor Fields, son of David and Sarah Fields of Salem. When Trevor was born 10 weeks early on November 16, 2007 he weighed only one pound and 14 and a half ounces. To help his lungs work, Trevor needed surfactant therapy which the March of Dimes helped to develop. March for Babies supports research and programs to help prevent or treat premature birth, birth defects and other threats to infant health. Since its beginning in 1970, March for Babies has raised more than $1.5 billion.  It takes place in more than 1,100 communities across the country with nearly half a million walkers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:27
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?Salem eats time off clock; outlasts Charlestown 18-13 in Lions’ Homecoming PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00
    The Salem Lions (5-2, 4-1 MSC) used extended possession time to keep the Charlestown Pirates (5-2, 4-1 MSC) away from the football in an 18-13 Mid Southern Conference battle Friday night in Salem.
    The game was hardly decided early, either. A long 10-minute 20 play drive by the Lions in the waning minutes ate up enough clock for them to keep the Pirates from winning. Salem had two fourth down conversions while Charlestown had none. That factor and turnovers by the Pirates sealed Charlestown’s fate.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:35
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?Commissioners hear concerns from disabled veterans PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00
    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, October 1 with all
members present.  The minutes of previous meetings, all claims, and payroll requests were approved unanimously.
    In a sometimes heated exchange, the Commissioners heard concerns from disabled veterans and drivers for the
veterans service over the federally mandated requirement for the county to provide IRS Form 1099 to any individual
who is paid in excess or $600 per year for services or expenses.  Misinformation and a general lack of understanding
regarding IRS guidelines for offsetting payments reported on the Form 1099 and how that procedure would impact
Social Security and disability payments for drivers was at the heart of the veterans’ and drivers’ concerns.  After
several futile attempts by different Commissioners and Mike Whelihan, Indiana State Adjutant for the Disabled
American Veterans (DAV), to explain that the Form 1099 along with accompanying expense records would not
impact the drivers’ eligibility to receive those entitlements, County Attorney, Thomas Scifres, explained the federal
law and the manner in which the drivers could record and submit their expenses to the IRS in a clear and calming
manner that seemed to soothe  much of the angst exhibited by the veterans and the drivers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 09:40
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