?Youth Grantmaking Council raises nearly $4,700 for match PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council, a program of the Scott County Community Foundation, raised almost $4,700 for a matching grant opportunity through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana.
    The goal of the grant, which was provided by the Paul Ogle Foundation, was for local communities to increase their youth philanthropy endowment funds. Scott County, along with six other Southern Indiana counties, had the opportunity for all donations to be matched dollar for dollar through December 15.
    “We congratulate the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council on its successful efforts to raise matching funds for youth philanthropy endowment,” said Eileen Ryan, Program Director for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana. “Growing new generations of philanthropists is a benefit to society as a whole and to the development of young people as they learn to give and serve, build leadership skills and become civically engaged in their local community.”
    Money earned by the youth and community will be used for youth projects and to add to the Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council Fund. The Council awarded almost $4,500 in grants this past spring to youth-related projects in the community. They also collect donations each month for charitable organizations.
    The Council is comprised of students from throughout the county: Patricia Bacala, Carmen Boley, Brandon Boswell, Lindsey Boswell, Evan Comer, Rachael Dixon, Kayla Griffen, Lauren Howser, Kevin Jentzen, Erin Lapp, Kaleb Mount, Joey Payne, Caity Rice, Jordan Shuler, Braxton Soloe, Hunter Steinkamp, Keeli Stewart, Jerel Taylor, Luke Taylor and Isaiah Turner. The group is facilitated by adult leaders Brandon Polley and Jaime Toppe.
    Student members have worked hard since last December, raising dollars through solicitations from individuals, companies and foundations, personal donations, lollipop fund-raisers, raffle and sno-cone sales at the Back to School Bash, a bake sale, a candy bar fund-raiser, Hat Day fund-raiser, Christmas stocking stuffer fund-raiser, and earnings from Goodsearch.com.
    “I’m really excited that the council was able to come together and work this hard to get as much money as we did in as short a time period as we had,” said President Evan Comer. “It goes to show how well we work together as a group.”
    For more information on how to donate to the existing endowment fund or learn more about the Youth Grantmaking Council, call 752-2057, e-mail Scott County Community Foundation staff at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop in the Scott County Community Foundation office at 60 North Main Street, Scottsburg. Information can also be found on the website, www.scottcountyfoundation.org/youthcouncil.htm.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:07
 
?Charlestown Bicentennial time capsule monument dedicated PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    Several Charlestown residents and city officials attended the dedication of the Bicentennial Time Capsule marker in Greenway Park on the Saturday morning after Christmas. Included were some youngsters who are much more likely to be at the unearthing in 50 years, than the individuals placing artifacts into the container then.
    The monument was created by Jeff Grayson, of Grayson’s Monument, and is positioned where the paths intersect below the falls. The artifacts are being placed in a vault buried in the ground immediately behind the marker; not within the marker itself. Chris Grayson was in attendance, on behalf of Grayson’s and commented, “I think this is just a great opportunity for the community to look forward and also look behind us; where we came from to where we’re going. And in 2058 those residents that will be here can come down and see where this community has come from in the past. The people here kind of know where we come from, but our kids and grandkids will have that opportunity and greater detail in 50 years.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:09
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?Steven Coyne named to Holiday Tourney All-Tournament Team PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    Even though the Pirate basketball team was unable to successfully defend its 2007 Holiday Tournament crown, sophomore guard Steven Coyne had a coming to varsity basketball life of sorts during this year's Silver Creek Holiday Tournament.  
    Coyne took advantage of extra playing time in game one of the tournament versus Silver Creek, scoring 16 points and making an impact on defense.  
    Charlestown High School varsity Coach Sean Smith rewarded Coyne the following night in game two versus Clarksville; where Coyne entered the varsity starting line-up and contributed another outstanding performance including nine points.  
    The Pirates suffered losses in both contests but showed more improvements in various areas of the game, and by several players.  
    As a result of Coyne's tournament performances, he was named by participant school coaches to the 48th  Annual Silver Creek Holiday Tourney All-Tournament Team (the only Pirate to be named this year).   
    For more information, results, and history of the Boys Varsity Basketball Silver Creek Holiday Tournament, go to
www.CharlestownPiratePride.com/SCHolidayTourneyHistory.htm.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:11
 
?West Clark Football Boosters ask school board to approve Henryville football program PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    Based upon two successful seasons of the “pilot” program at Silver Creek,  the West Clark Community School Board has been asked to approve the start of the football program in Henryville.  
    At the December school board meeting, booster member Linda Uhl, supported by parents and members of the community, asked the school board to put the Henryville vote on their agenda for the January meeting.
    There has always been strong community support for the implementation of this new athletic program but the school board elected to make Silver Creek a “pilot” before approving other programs. Success of the pilot program was based not only on game scores but noticeable improvement in academic performance, attendance and behavior in players. Teachers and school administrators have commented on the positive changes they have observed in members of the football team.  
    If you are interested in getting the football program in Henryville schools underway, the Boosters encourage you to attend the January school board meeting.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 8  at the West Clark Community School Administration building next to Silver Creek High School. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:13
 
?CBC ends Bicentennial stepping stone sales PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 00:00
?    The Charlestown Beautification Committee has ended the sale of the Bicentennial stepping stones and ask that those that have not picked up their stones take their ticket stub to the Concrete Lady on Highway 3 and pick the stones up.
    The Concrete Lady ran some extra stepping stones so those that did not get a chance to buy from the CBC can go directly to the plant and purchase any of the four designs.
    According to Chairperson Jo Ann Goodlett, the committee had a net profit of over $3,500 from the sales of the stones that helped fund the Bicentennial event.
    The Woods family have again agreed to donate a 2009 stone to help fund the CBC in 2009. Artist Dixie Busby is working with the Concrete Lady on the new design that will be ready this Spring.
    The Beautification Committee would like to extend their thanks to Carl, Peggy and Tony Woods of the Concrete Lady and to artist Dixie Busby and Jo Ann Goodlett and Geri Heal for their work in making this project a success.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2009 11:16
 
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