Clark County Drug Treatment Court Program to sponsor food drive PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    The Clark County Drug Treatment Court Program will sponsor a food drive/Cornhole/Corn Toss tournament November 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the Clark County Building, 501 East Court Avenue in Jeffersonville.
    This Food Drive will be the first sponsored by the treatment program.  The Drug Treatment Court wants to increase public awareness and give back to the community.
    Participants are asked to donate non-perishable items which will be given to the area food bank.  
    For each item donated, the individual will receive four tosses.  Scores will be kept as they are in a traditional Cornhole/Corn Toss game (a corn bag in the hole has a value of three points and a corn bag on the corn-hole platform is in-the-count and is worth one point).  
    The person with the most points at the end of the day will win a prize.  (Prize still to be determined)  
    The more you donate, the more points you can score and the better your chance of winning!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:20
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Toys for Tykes Poker Run to be held Saturday to benefit NCOC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    The fourth annual Toys for Tykes Poker Run to benefit the North Clark Outreach Center will be held this Saturday, November 7.
    The run will begin at Fink’s located at 202 W. Main Street in New Albany. Registration for the ride will begin at 11 a.m. while participants will leave at 12 noon. The actual route taken for the toy run will depend on the weather the day of the ride. The final destination of the ride will be the North Clark Outreach Center located at 240 Harrison Street in Charlestown.
    “They usually return back to the Outreach Center between 3 and 4 that afternoon,” Ruthie Jackson stated, Director of the North Clark Outreach Center.
    The cost of the toy run is $10 and a new toy.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:21
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New picture now hanging in Recorder’s Office, Catherine Poff recognized for leadership during World War II PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    “I was just kinda reminiscing,” stated Kathy Wesson as she demonstrated how she was peering into the Clark County Recorder’s Office with her neck outstretched and eyes wide.
    She recalled, “It was after four and the building was pretty much empty. I had just went downstairs from jury duty and was looking at the pictures. Then Dick Jones asked me if he cold help me.”
    That one question posed in June 2008 has now been answered.
    Yes, Jones could help Wesson and she could help him.
    Wesson proceeded to ask Jones if he knew that he was missing a picture of a Clark County Recorder.
    “My mom’s picture was not there,” Wesson stated.
    Wesson’s mom, Catherine Poff, took over the responsibility of the Clark County Recorder after her husband, Julius, was drafted by the Navy in 1942 to defend our country during World War II. While Julius was protecting his country on the Battleship New Mexico, Catherine proceeded to tackle the job of Recorder and mother of five children ranging in age from 10 years to 15 months old.
    The thought of taking over for her husband was natural. The entire family jumped in to help take care of the family’s 26 acre farm in St. Joe with the help of Grandpa William Poff.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:24
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Men against violence against women rally held PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    The message was clear, “This (violence) has to stop,” was given at the Men against violence against women rally held Friday, October 30 on the South side of the Courthouse lawn.
    More than 40 men came to show support for violence against women including, Salem High School Seniors along with Principal Derek Smith, Judge Bennett, Judge Newkirk, Mayor Bower, Prosecutor Dustin Houchin, Police Chief Scott Ratts, Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs and many more.
    John Kuss of Hoosier Hills PACT opened the rally by stating from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 the State of Indiana has had 60 domestic violence deaths.
    Each participant received a t-shirt stating  “Men against violence against women,” Kuss stated that it takes guts to come out here and to wear this shirt and asked them to have the guts to stand up an say no to violence.
    “I want to plant a seed in my generation put God first and think first before violence.” that was the statement that Salem Quarterback Christian Chastain spoke. Chastain also said that this was an opportunity to speak out and thank God for this program.
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The 2009 Christmas Assistance Program (CAP) has begun PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00
    This year applications will not be accepted at the schools.  Applications will be taken for the program at the West Side Baptist Church, in Salem on November 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and again on November, 15, 2-4 p.m..  Those applying will need to bring with them proof of residency.   In addition the application must include gross income for the past 12 months, for everyone living in the home.
    Applications are available at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, located at 201 E Market St., Suite 104, Salem, and the Salem Public Library, located on Main St., in Salem.  Applications will also be available on November 14 & 15 at West Side Baptist Church.  An appointment time is not necessary.
Applicants must verify residency and provide their income for everyone in the household for the past 12 months.
    The changes are being made to make the program more efficient, in order to help more youth.
    The Christmas Assistance Program works with numerous organizations, including Salvation Army, Shop with a Cop, Colie Claus, and churches, organizations and individuals.  The program is available to Washington County youth ages 16 and below.
    Organizations, businesses and individuals who would like to help a child(ren) may call Anita K. Bush at 812-755-4359 or Stephanie Atkins at 883-3934.  Please leave your name and phone number.  Your call will be returned within 24 hours.  The Church is not accepting phone calls regarding CAP.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2009 09:27
 
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