Opening weekend brings mixed reviews PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    With the start of gun season getting underway Saturday for local hunters, many of the local check stations had mixed reviews about the number of deer.
    Katheryn Tolliver at Tolliver's Hunting and Fishing in Vallonia said the number checked at her store was down substantially from two years ago.
    Last year's cold and wet weather affected the number, but the year before, Tolliver said there were 150 deer checked on opening day.
    This year her store only checked 76 on opening day and 132 total over the weekend.
    OF the 132 deer checked she said there have been good sizes with the heaviest one weighing in at 198 pounds.
    “We were busy, but not as busy as we thought,” she said.
     Tolliver's numbers may have been down, but Amos Mills at Red Barn Bait Shop was more than pleased with the 137 deer he checked in on opening weekend.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:39
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City Council discusses Airport PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    Salem Mayor David Bower estimates that the state has pulled nearly $800,000 in funding from the city's new airport project. That news could be the final nail in the project's coffin.
    Bower didn't go as far to say the project is dead, but he did say that the air board must seek other funding. If no other funding can be obtained, he will recommend that the plug be pulled.
    “Since we've lost funding from the state because of the economic crunch, we are short,” he said. “We are just short of funding. The city council has voted twice not to spend any tax money on the project and I respect that. I agree with that.
    “My position has always been, even before I was swore in as a mayor, I have no issue with a new airport if we can do it without using a penny of local tax dollars.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:40
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CSX files discontinuance PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    CSX railroad has filed for a discontinuance of the rail service line that will affect Bedford, Mitchell, Salem, Pekin down to New Albany.
    Salem Mayor David Bower and members of the city council discussed the issue at the group's regular meeting Nov. 9.
    “(The discontinuance) simply means they don't have to provide service,” Bower said. “The lines and the rails will still be there, but if business doesn't warrant them running a train down the track, then they don't have to.”
    Bower said CSX representative Brian Glover assured him that the discontinuance of service is being done because of the slow economy and at this time there are no plans to abandon the lines all together.
    “Our concern is number one, the impact on economic development,” Bower said. “(Mitchell) Mayor (Dan) Terrell's concern is that, not all the time, but often times, discontinuance is the first step in abandonment and we do not want to be a city without railroad service. In these tough economic times, if that were to happen, we would never be on the short list of cities that may be chosen for economic development or for new industry.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:42
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Floyd Central loses in semis of Class 4A volleyball state finals PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central lost a 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 25-22, 14-16 decision to the No. 1 ranked Elkhart Memorial squad Saturday at the Class 4A volleyball state finals at Yorktown High School.
    The No. 3 ranked Lady Highlanders led the deciding game 10-4, but Elkhart Memorial rallied in the fifth game to take the win.
    The Lady Highlanders led 14-11 in the fifth game when they were serving, but it wasn’t enough to take the victory.
    This was the third straight year the squad from Floyd Central was defeated in the semi finals of the Class 4A state finals.
    Lady Highlanders’ coach Bart Powell thought that the match got away from his team when they led 10-4 in the fifth game. Powell noted that Floyd didn’t run their usual offense a few times immediately after that and lost the momentum.
    The championship game was won by No. 2 ranked Muncie Central, after they swept Elkhart Memorial 25-19, 25-23, 25-16.
    Floyd Central’s Lady Highlanders close out their season 35-4.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:07
 
Concert to benefit mission trip PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00

    New Life Christian Church of Lanesville will host a full day of activities on Saturday, November 21.
    The event, which includes a corn hole tournament, spaghetti supper and entertainment is free, but a love offering will be taken to help raise funds for Eric Konick and his mission trip.
    Konick is one of more than 100 young men and women who have been chosen to take part in the World Race.     
    He said he developed a passion for missions after hearing a sermon by his pastor, Pete Baumgartle.
    Baumgartle described some of the more dire circumstances facing some smaller countries and Konick said he felt God's call right then and there.
    “I spoke with my pastor after church that day and he asked me 'Well, where do you want to go?' and I told him I didn't know, I just know that I wanna do something!” Konick said.
    That led to Konick being part of a team that headed to Dilkon, Arizona for a week-long mission trip on the Navajo Indian reservation.
    “It was awesome,” Konick said of the trip. “I didn't know what to expect but what I got was more than I ever could have bargained for. I know that the Lord has called me to this awesome field of ministry.”
    Shortly after returning, the opportunity to to take part in the World Race presented itself.
    Konick said after researching the trip, he knew instantly that he wanted to go.
    “I look forward to seeing how God will use me in His ministry and in His world,” he said.
    The trip is costly, but will take those participating to 11 different countries in 11 months. The day of activities is to help raise funds for the trip.
    A meal consisting of spaghetti, salad and homemade rolls will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at approximately 7 p.m.
    A corn hole tournament will be held prior to the event. The cost to enter the tournament is $10 per team. The team that finishes first will win a set of corn hole boards.
    The music will consist of praise and worship songs as well as some mainstream selections.
    There will be a short intermission and concessions will be available.
    For more information about the concert visit New Life Christian Church's Facebook page or call 812-952-1000.
    New Life Christian Church is located at 8090 Tandy Road in Lanesville.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:11
 
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