Safari Bike ride this Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Thanks to the sponsorship of the Pekin Community Betterment Association the ride will take place on June 13, 2009.
    The Pekin Community Betterment Committee will put on the Safari Bike Ride as one of their yearly fundraisers for the 179th Pekin 4th of July Celebration.
    If you would like to help with this bike ride or to register you can visit the following website for more information: www.safaribikeride.com
    Try is unique approach to cycling,  you can build your own tour ranging from 8-61 miles through the rural countryside of Washington County.
    If you register early you can save $10. If you register before May 23 the cost will be $20 and after that date the cost will be $30.
    If you want to make this a family affair children 10 and under can ride for free. Registration is open from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
    There will be snack stops along the well-marked routes along with emergency SAG service throughout.
    If anyone would like to attend any of Pekin Community Betterment meetings, all are welcome to attend. The meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pekin Shelter House.
    Come on and ride and see scenic Washington County.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:35
 
Austin community leader Jim Buchanan succumbs at age 78 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Word spread quickly on Thursday evening, June 4, that Jim Buchanan had died.
    James Albert Buchanan, 78, did not recover from a fall in his home that he had suffered on Friday, May 29. With his family around him, he passed peacefully at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he had been a patient since the accident.
    Plenty of stories were swapped about Jim as family members and his many friends gathered at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin on Sunday, June 7, to say farewell and comfort those he left behind. Jim was born in Madison on February 27, 1931, to Hubert and Evelyn Smith Buchanan. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he received his training for the mortuary business in Indianapolis and briefly worked there. He also met his future wife, Margaret Nalley, in Indianapolis and eventually brought her home to Austin. Jim went into the funeral home business with his parents in the 1950s while Margaret worked as a nurse and then left that profession as the younger Buchanans started their family.
    Four children and many years later, Buchanan Funeral Home maintains an impeccable reputation, thanks to a lot of hard work. Three of the Buchanan children now operate the funeral home business, though Jim was always on hand to make sure all was being handled well.
    Jim Buchanan was known throughout the Austin community for his generosity and his sense of humor. He was a charter member of the fledgling Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member of the Austin Lions Club for over 50 years. He operated one of the first ambulance services in Scott County. He and his family always contributed a small mountain of items to Toys for Tots campaigns at Christmas time. He was a life member of the Jennings Township Conservation Club and a strong supporter of his church, American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg. He touched many lives and performed many generous acts. It's no wonder the funeral home was packed that Sunday night by those wanting to tell family members how much Jim meant to them.
    The world is poorer for his absence.
    His survivors include wife Margaret; three sons, Tom and wife Misty of Carrollton, Ky., and J.D. and wife Terri and Jerry and wife Jennifer, all of Austin; a daughter, Janie and husband Keith Alexander of Austin; two brothers, The Rev. Father Don Buchanan of Austin and Hubert “Hubie” Buchanan of Amherst, N.H.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Buchanan and JoNell Buchanan, both of Austin; and six grandchildren.
    A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning, June 8, at American Martyrs Catholic Church  Father Don Buchanan officiated.
    Burial was in Austin Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be made to the Jim Buchanan Scholarship Fund of the Austin Alumni Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home's website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:37
 
Relay for Life set for June 12-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    The American Cancer Society invites everyone to the Scott County community to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer at this year’s Relay for Life event that will take place this Friday at Lake Iola starting at 4 p.m. on June 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.
    For more information contact Shelley Lakins at 752-9656 or Jim Boswell at 752-0140.
    This year’s schedule of activities are as follows:
Friday, June 12
4 p.m. - Team registration begins.
5 p.m. - Survivor and caregiver dinner.
6 p.m. - Opening ceremonies. Celebrating 25 years of Relay for Life. Special guest speaker - Keri Hammons. Prayer led by Dennis Boley. Ice cream social by Scott County Farm Bureau and Scottsburg FFA.
6:20 p.m. - Survivor and caregiver lap.
6:25 p.m. - And We’re Off Team Lap.
6:30 p.m. - Bomar and Ritter
7 p.m. - Lunatic High.
7:30 p.m. - Kid Country
8 p.m.  - Mark Robinson Band
9 p.m. - Dwaine and Gretchen Colwell.
9:30 p.m. - Special Guest speaker - Denise Taylor.
9:45 p.m. - Luminaria ceremony
10:45 p.m. - Fight Back Ceremony.
12 midnight - Card games begin at barn. Movies begin in the barn. Quarters for a Cure Lap, Pop a quarter into the bin for each lap you walk.

Saturday, June 13

1 a.m. - Relaywood Character Lap.
2 a.m. - P.J. Lap
3 a.m. - Switch directions lap - walk lap in opposite direction.
4 a.m. - Crazy Hat and Silly socks lap.
5 a.m. - Favorite Team Spirit lap.
6 a.m. - Road to recovery rally at barn.
7 a.m. - Morning workout by Kim Kiefer.
8 a.m. - Breakfast by Scott County Farm Bureau and Scottsburg FFA.
8 a.m. - Dog Walk until 10 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - Cast Final votes for best team bra!
9 a.m. - Reach to Recovery Rally and SAG (Save A Gal) Awards at Barn.
9:30 a.m. - Collect any keepsake luminaria bags to take home with you.
10 a.m. - auction.
1:30 p.m. - closing ceremonies
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:39
 
Students of ministry come together to make history at Preacher Camp PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janna Ross   
Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Imagine having a presentation every day for a week, having to prepare for it after most of the world is in bed and be prepared to present your thoughts early the next morning. Or having to write a paper or a story or a speech every night and be prepared to present it the next morning.
    Then imagine when you are presenting your work there is a small video camera in the back of the room recording every gesture, pause and word of your presentation.
    And when you and all of your peers have concluded with your presentation an ‘expert’ who has sat quietly in the back of the room has taken pages of notes from the morning of presentations and then shares his comments with the group.
    This is exactly what took place last week at Country Lake Christian Retreat in Henryville. A group of young preachers came together at this beautiful spiritual setting for a history making preacher camp. The students were put in small groups where they were able to learn from each other and collaborate with seasoned preachers.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:41
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Clark County Sheriff to host conference on teen violence PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 00:00
    Clark County Sheriff, Danny Rodden, is sponsoring a conference on teen violence.  
    Sheriff Rodden has invited author and speaker Phil Chalmers to Clark County for this presentation, “Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer”.  
    Phil Chalmers has been studying youth culture and juvenile homicide for over 20 years, and is a former police chaplain. He has written many books and produced two documentaries on youth culture.  What separates Chalmers from other speakers and writers is he actually speaks to the killers themselves, as well as their victims and relatives.  He also spends considerable time with law enforcement and investigators to find out what really happened, how we could have avoided this tragedy, study what the police did right, and learn what the police could have done different.
    Chalmers wants to teach us “Why Today’s Teens Kill”, “What Motivates Them”, and “What Warning Signs”, you should be looking for.
    For more information concerning Phil Chalmers and his programs, go to www.philchalmers.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2009 10:42
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