?Clark County Drug Court celebrates ninth graduation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The Clark County Drug Treatment Court will host its ninth graduation Thursday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m.
    The keynote speaker will be Ken Johnson, Chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts.
    A blue-chip all American collegiate football player, Johnson grew up in an environment surrounded by drugs, alcohol and extreme poverty. After graduating with a B.S. in education, a knee injury prevented him from pursuing a pro-football career. He then worked as a police officer in the inner city of Tulsa, Oklahoma for six years.
    He moved to Indianapolis to work for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and accepted the position of Chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts organization.
    A national motivational speaker, his comments are based upon life experiences, work with the Colts’ organization and the responsibilities that each of them share in helping one another.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:54
?Clark County farmers asked to report Ike storm damage to FSA PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The Clark County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is asking farmers who suffered severe damage form the winds of Hurricane Ike please contact the office to report the damage.
    Damage to the crops in the county have been submitted on disaster reports.
    However, the FSA Office is attempting to determine the amounts of debris removal from crop fields that has been performed or will be necessary after the harvest. If possible, farmers should submit estimates of the time and costs to remove the debris. Also, severe damage to livestock fences should be reported and whether the fence will need repair or total replacement, and the possible costs of repairing/replacing the fences.
    Damage to barns and other farm buildings is not covered by any program offered by FSA or USDA.
    Anyone with questions may contact the Clark County FSA Office at 812-256-2330, ext. 2.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:56
?Eastern School Board gives recognition to EHS FFA and Principal Luedeman PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The Eastern School Board signed a resolution recognizing the FFA for their performance in the Harrison County Invitational, Washington County Contest and District at the  meeting held on Tuesday, October 14.
    The board also signed a resolution recognizing Linda Luedeman for her selection as the Indiana Association of School Principals District Middle School Principal of the Year.
    All minutes and payroll were approved along with approval of final payment for Physical Activities Building to Shireman Construction, salary adjustments for non-certified employees, administrators and bus drivers, first reading of mon-certified employee handbook, professional leave for Terry Thixton and  medical leave for Penny Casper.
    Other approvals include:
    Melinda Newcomb, permanent substitute, Kim Hall, medical leave, Jill Marin, three hour cafeteria position, Christy Fischer for two position in cafeteria, Marie Edwards to six hours in cafeteria, Sherry Gore increased four hours in cafeteria, creating a two hour middle school custodial position with Christy Fischer to fill the custodial position.
    Extra Curricular staff approved were: Michael Martin, fifth grade girls basketball; Jason Temple for fifth grade boys basketball coach; and Mike Batt for ninth grade boys basketball coach.
    The resignation of Brenda Hayes and Kathy Morgan as cooks were approved.
    Christian Kemker gave a brief report on an Eagles Scout project to build a director’s tower at the band practice field.
    The second reading of transfer/student policy 5111 and policies 1200, 1214, 1231, 1411/1311/4211, 3231, 3430/4430, 6150, 6520, 8310, 8900 and 9800 were approved.
     A brief hearing on the 2009 budgets, plans, and levy along with the 2009 Bus Replacement was presented by Superintendent Amick, bus a motion to close the hearing was made and approved.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:59
?New Pekin Town Council look at options for annexation of two areas PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The New Pekin Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 21, with all members present.  The minutes of previous meetings, all payroll requests, all claims, and all requests for sewer adjustments were approved unanimously.
    The Council engaged in a general discussion of the process involved in annexing two areas adjacent to the current town boundaries.  The two areas in question are located directly north of the East Washington Schools campus and an area to the southeast of New Pekin in proximately to Voyles Road, Old Pekin Road, and Hurst Road.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 14:03
?Reminder: Voter’s requirements PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    The following is a reminder to voter’s of photo ID requirement at the polls, absentee voting deadlines and polling location in Washington County.
    As absentee ballots are arriving in the mailboxes across the county, Washington County Clerk, Rita Martin is reminding registered voters of absentee ballot voting deadlines and photo ID requirements.
    The clerk’s office will be open for absentee voting on Saturday, November 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are planning to vote absentee by mail, your application had to be filed in the clerk’s office by October 27.
    November 3 at noon is the deadline to vote absentee in the clerk’s office and to file an application to vote absentee before the traveling board.
    Voters are required to present photo ID before casting a ballot either at the polls on election day or before voting absentee in the clerks’ office.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 14:07
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