Pugh Named 2008 Auxilian of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00
     Norma Pugh was named the 2008 Auxilian of the Year at the June meeting of the WCMH Auxiliary.
    She has been an Auxiliary member since 2001 and has served as Secretary since 2005. In addition, she served as co-chairperson of the spring conference that was held in 2008.
    Regarding her experiences as a volunteer at the hospital, Pugh said, “I thoroughly enjoy being a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. I enjoy all the members of the auxiliary and everyone at the hospital is great! It’s a good place to be.”
Pugh joined the Auxiliary shortly after the passing of her husband. “It was a very devastating time in my life.”
    Pugh works at the information desk and in the Gift Shop and has provided the hospital over 2,500 volunteer hours.
In addition to her volunteer time at the hospital, Pugh is a member of the First Christian Church and serves on many different committees. She also works on the election board at city and county elections. She belongs to the Washington County Red Hatters and likes to get together with friends.
    Pugh has two unique accomplishments; one was winding the courthouse clock. Her husband was the official winder, but due to his illness, she climbed three different stairs and ladders to the clock each week for approximately 18 months. The other unique experience was during her grandson’s graduation from medical school. She was allowed to hold a human heart in her hands while he explained the workings of the heart to her. Pugh says her children and grandchildren are the best and greatest experiences of them all.
    Pugh resides in Salem. She has one daughter, Nancy, who lives in Bedford, Indiana. a son, Jim who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and one grandson, Aaron, who is a physician in Louisville.
    Pugh worked for 25 years for the Washington-Scott Co. Farm Bureau Co-Op. She is also owner and manager of five rental houses.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 09:53
 
Wellness Committee presents info to NH board PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The Wellness Committee at North Harrison had their annual meeting within a school board meeting Thursday when they presented the board with information on their activities from the past school year.
    Tonya Caffee is on the committee said, “We oversee and assist in projects that assist in the students being healthier.”
    One such project was to get cafeteria workers in the school corporation to offer two items with starches (such as corn and French fries) fewer times per month. Green beans instead of the corn would provide less starch when used.
    They also try to teach healthy eating choices in the classroom, in an effort to reduce obesity. It is what Caffee said were long term life choices.
    There was a program at the high school where fresh fruits and vegetables were made available to students and staff, and that has ended with the end of the 2008-09 school year, according to Caffee. The grant money for it ran out, according to Caffee.
    Another possibility is starting a Biggest Loser competition among the staff of the schools, and is a possibility in the spring of 2010.
    North Harrison Middle School teacher Ron Snyder wishes that physical education was more common at all grades in the corporation; he said when he was growing up in the early 1960s in upstate New York, PE was common in school on a daily basis.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:14
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Book rental fees set for grades K-6 at Lanesville PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The book rental fees at Lanesville for kindergarten through grade six were set by the Lanesville Board of School Trustees in their meeting Tuesday (June 9).
    The new fees were set as follows: kindergarten-$92.70, grade 1-$141.45, grade 2-$113.85, grade 3-$86.10, grade 4-$93.70, grade 5-$104.40, and grade 6-$95.00.
    In grade 3, the increases represent the addition of the use of a reading text, while any increases in other grades reflect an increase in the costs of consumable materials, and also new Social Studies textbooks. Any decreases reflect the omission of consumable materials.
    The board also approved various contracts for personnel needed in the June intercession.
    June intercession contracts were signed for Lisa Hammond, Bethany Miller, Erin Green, Jerry Geswein, Brian Book, and Robin Wolfe.
    Peer tutor pay for the intercession is still set at $5.00 per hour, where it has been since the intercessions have been held since the district went to the balanced calendar.
    The exact number of peer tutors has yet to be determined.
    The board also approved pay for bus drivers for the June intercession.
    In other business, the board:

- Approved of a donation of $50.00 to the elementary library, and a like $50.00 donation to the junior-senior high school library, from the Lanesville Heritage Committee.
- Approved a facility use request from the Boy Scouts of America, to use the cafeteria on August 5, 2009, for a parent meeting and sign up night.
- Approved a contract for Marsha Himmelhaver as elementary principal, and contracts for Janet Paige and Matt Kellems as principal and assistant principal (respectively) at the junior-senior high school.
- Approved longevity compensation for junior-senior high principal Janet Paige in the amount of $1,500.
- Approved Driver’s Ed contracts for Mikel Miller and Jerry Geswein.
- Appointed both Pam Johnson and Sandy Tyree as Title I paraprofessionals.
- Approved the resignation (retirement) of Melissa Jackson as junior-senior high counselor.
- Hired Rebecca Kluesmeier as cheer coach at the high school level.
- Hired Dale Snider as a math teacher for one period per day for the 2009-10 school year.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:15
 
Floyd Central falls in softball state semi finals, 5-1 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central’s softball season ended Friday evening, when the Highlanders (23-7-1) fell 5-1 to West Lafayette Harrison in the Class 4A state semi finals at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
    It was the most dramatic play in the offensive book that did it, too. West Lafayette Harrison’s Megan Mitchell hit one over the center field fence with the bases loaded, and the Highlanders were unable to muster any offense after that.
    “We were trying to get back to the top of the (batting) order,” said Floyd Central coach Joe Witten. The Highlanders had batters seven, eight, and nine come up in the last inning, and Witten said “we just couldn’t get another base runner. We dug such a big hole and ran out of outs.”
    Floyd Central hurt themselves with fielding errors throughout the contest.
    “We kicked the ball around and didn’t make routine plays,” said Witten, “but we still had a chance to win as poorly as (we) played.”
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:17
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Clean Up Greenville PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The Town of Greenville is happy to announce this year clean up Greenville to be held on Saturday July 11, 2009.
    A dumpster will be located at 9351 US Hwy 150 Greenville (same location as last year). The hours of operation for this one day event will be from 8 a.m. until Noon and 1 until 5 p.m.
    Earth First located at 9251 US Hwy 150 Greenville will be accepting yard materials such as brush and tree limbs from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    There will be no charge for this service.
    This service is for Town of Greenville residence only. Proof of address will be required (driver’s license or personal picture I.D.).
    Not all items will be accepted (car batteries, hazardous waste, liquids, toxic waste, yard waste, paint, chemicals, televisions, computers are some of these items) If you have any questions please call.
    If you have any questions or wish to volunteer you can contact Bob Wright at {812} 987-4992.

Look forward to seeing you there,

The Greenville Town Council
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:18
 
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