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
?Help a Child and Bowl for Free February 22 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    Dust those bowling shoes off and prepare for a day of fun at the 10th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, planned for Sunday, February 22, at the Scottsburg Bowling Lanes.
    This year’s goal is to raise $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County. Although the event will be held in Scottsburg, all money raised will go directly to the local agency.
    Big Brothers Big Sisters has been a part of Washington County for almost 13 years. Since that time, community volunteers have been paired with children and youth in one-to-one mentoring relationships.
    Organizers for this year’s Bowl for Kids Sake event are: JoLynn Allen, Laura Bishop, Denise Newkirk, Emily Siler, Stephanie Ferriell and Joy Bierly.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:03
?Upcoming Childrens’ Programs at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?Winter Stories and Activities
    On Saturday, January 31 at 11 a.m., the Children’s Department of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will tell winter stories and have activities.  This event will be in the Small Meeting Room located in the Children’s Department.  This program is free and registration is not required.  Parents we ask that you accompany your children to all programs unless otherwise specified.  The library is located at 180 West Spring Street in New Albany.  For more information call 949-3528 or check their website at
“Cinderella” Puppet Show
    On Saturday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m., the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will host “Cinderella” presented by the Rainbow Show Puppets in the Strassweg Auditorium. Your family is invited to this free program, and registration is not required.  Parents, we ask that you accompany your child to all programs unless otherwise specified.  The library is located at 180 W. Spring St. in New Albany.  For more information call 949-3528 or visit their website at
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:06
?Goodwill BridgePointe announces date of upcoming Mardi Gras Bash PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    Goodwill BridgePointe Services will hold the 10th Annual Mardi Gras Bash on Saturday, February 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Louisville North in Clarksville. All proceeds benefit services provided to children and adults with disabilities and disadvantages.
    The night will feature live Dixieland Jazz performed by the Hunt Butler Quintet, delicious food, a large silent auction, a raffle for a Florida vacation including round trip airfare for two and an exciting live auction. Auction items will range from small collector items to grand baskets. Tickets are $75 each and full tables of eight are available. Join a festive night full of fun and friends while supporting the mission of Goodwill BridgePointe! Call (812) 283-7908 ext. 107 for tickets or more information.
    Goodwill BridgePointe Services offers a variety of services including the Children’s Academy, a development center and preschool program for ages 6 weeks to 5 years, and Pediatric Family Support Services that provide consultations, training and resources for children with Autism, behavioral and special needs. The Career Services program for adults includes assistance in job seeking skills and job placement.
    Services at Goodwill BridgePointe are made possible by its 11 Goodwill retail stores throughout Southern Indiana, Metro United Way, Indiana Family Social Services Agency, donors and community funding partners.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:08
?Big fourth quarter by Salem Lions buries SHS Warriors PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00
?    There had been much hype in Southern Indiana about the battle for the Mid-Southern Conference title.
    Most people picked either Silver Creek or Salem to take the crown, but Scottsburg was undefeated in MSC play and Salem had one loss going into their Friday, January 16, game.  The Warriors had been a little bit of a sleeper, and if they could protect their home court, they would be in good position with only games against Clarksville and Silver Creek remaining.
    Gunner Erwin and the Lions had other ideas for the Warriors however. They played tough in Meyer Gym, taking a 24-22 lead into halftime.
    The third quarter went Salem’s way, the score being 39-31 when the buzzer sounded.
    Most fans that follow Scottsburg basketball know that the Warriors have been a fourth quarter team this season, but again, the Lions had different ideas. Erwin led the Lions, outscoring Scottsburg 25-9 in the fourth to take a 64-40 win on the road and giving the Warriors their first conference loss.
    Matt Bridgewater and Mason Gregory led the team scoring with 12, and Erwin led Salem with 16.
    Scottsburg in theory would have had to win against Salem to have a share of the title, but the Brownstown Braves lent a helping hand, knocking off Silver Creek to give all teams atop the MSC standings one loss and taking that contest back to square one again.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:10
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