Clark Drug Treatment Court program to sponsor America Free Throw Contest at Founder’s Day PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The Clark Drug Treatment Court Program will sponsor the first ever Red, White and Blue All-America Free Throw Contest at the Charlestown Founder’s Day Festival on June 26 and 27.
    The Free Throw Contest at Founder’s Day will be the first of several festival appearances for the Drug Treatment Court in order to increase public awareness and to raise funds for the rehabilitative program. Community volunteers and past graduates of the program are welcomed to help at the festival.
    The cutback of available federal grant money to fund the Drug Treatment Court program makes public fundraising absolutely essential. This state certified substance abuse program does not receive a budget from either the county or state government.
    “We are proud to unveil the All-America Free Throw Contest at Founder’s Day,” said Clark Superior Court Judge Jerry Jacobi. “The contest will be fun and entertaining for players and spectators to show their support for IU, UL and UK. The contest will continue at the 4H Fair next month and at other community festivals.”
    “The festival committee has been very supportive of our first effort and we will show our appreciation by returning to Founder’s Day next year.” Jacobi added. “We want to contribute to the family atmosphere at this marvelous festival.”
    The All-America Free Throw Contest will be decorated in patriotic colors of red, white and blue colors. Players will show support for their favorite team by making free throws and adding points to the cumulative score of Indiana University (white), University of Louisville (red), and University of Kentucky (blue.) Players will designate their favorite team to receive the credit for each made free throw worth one point each.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:22
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Clark County 4-H Championship cornhole tournament to be held PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
    The Clark County 4-H Championship cornhole tournament will be held on Saturday, June 27 at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds located at 9608 State Road 62 in Charlestown.
    Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with the tournament beginning at 12:30 p.m. The tournament will be a doubles and singles double elimination tournament. The singles tournament will begin after the doubles tournament.
    The format will be the best two out of three games in the winner’s bracket. Single elimination in the loser’s bracket.
    The doubles entry fee is $15 per person or $30 per team. The singles entry fee is $10 per person.
    The tournament will be held rain or shine, indoor/outdoor. The tournament is limited to 64 player/ team limit.
    The payouts will be determined by the amount of participants.
    Participants are required to be residents of Clark, Floyd, Scott, Jefferson and Washington Counties in Indiana. Proof of ID may be required at time of registration. No two ACO ranked semi-pros or pros will be allowed on the same team.
    No alcohol allowed on fairgrounds property.
    For more information contact Stuart Baird at 502-643-9971 or Jeff Shepherd Sr. at 812-256-9458.
    The tournament is sponsored by the Clark County 4-H.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:23
 
Salem School board approves bids for fuel and cash management PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
     At the recent Salem School board meeting held on June 8 the board approved Farm Bureau Co-op for a fixed firm contract rather than Jacobi Oil who had no interest in fixed contact. The board also agreed on the recommendation of Assistant Superintendent Thurston, to award the bid for cash management to First Harrison Bank out of the five local financial institutes. “They were the most aggressive and had the best options. I look forward to them helping us maximize taxpayers dollars and give us the best yield for our investment.” stated Thurston.
    All claims and minutes were approved along with the following personnel requirements: the retirement of Judy Matthew and Barbara Curry; resignation of Title 1 Instructional Assistant; new hires, Laura Motsinger as BSUE teacher and Girls Basketball Coach; Jennifer Mills as High School Business teacher and Kara Dillion as Elementary Librarian; Charlene Handzel will transfer from Librarian to Title 1 Literacy Coach; Zoma Barrett, Middle School summer school teacher; Lesley Slaughter, summer school teacher; Melissa Sears, summer school teacher; Rachel Irwin, summer school teacher; Steve Crane, summer school teacher, two sessions; Randy Nichols, summer school teacher; Beverly Sweeney, summer school teacher, Title 1; Garilou Crane, summer school instructional aide; Jonelle Denny, summer school instructional aide, two sessions; Angela Snelling to transfer from BSUE  grade 5 teacher to BSLE grade 1 teacher; Crystal  Mikels, maternity leave beginning October 18 and Doris Duffy one additional class period per day beginning 2009-2010.
    Phillip Stahl addressed the board regarding Salem Dance Team and Coach Amanda Duffy, stating that Duffy took the girls to state and placed third and does a wonderful job with the girls. He asked that they consider compensating Duffy for  her work that she does. Duffy has coached the Salem Dance team for three years, which is when the first dance team started.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:25
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YMCA Raises $19,400 to support kids and families PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
     Annual Support Campaign to Provide Needed Program and Membership Scholarships. Goal for this year’s campaign is $20,000.
    Under the leadership of Glenn Luckett and Alice Bartanen, the Washington County YMCA Annual Support campaign has raised $19440 in charitable contributions for the Washington County YMCA to support membership scholarships and programs that change lives; the total goal is of $20,000. Staff and Volunteers are working to raise the additional funds.  More than 20 volunteers solicited funds from 70 community members and businesses.  The campaign saw a 45% percent increase in donations over last year’s campaign, which generated $11,000 in contributions from 45 donors.  
    Proceeds from the Annual Support campaign go to the Washington County YMCA scholarship fund, which assists those who may not otherwise be able to afford to pay the full fee for memberships or programs. The scholarship fund offers programs such as after school, day camp and swim lessons to low-income children and families at reduced rates. The YMCA uses a sliding scale based on need to determine what fee, if any, is required.
    “These gifts provide scholarships for individuals and families who want and need YMCA programs but cannot afford them,” said Jon Hill, Executive Director, “At the Y, kids not only learn how to play a sport, but they also learn about caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—core values than can guide them throughout their lives. The Annual Support Campaign connects kids in need to programs that help them grow in confidence and self-esteem.”
    "The success of the campaign can be attributed to the commitment of our volunteers and staff and the community to the YMCA," said Glenn Luckett. “The overwhelming generosity of the community allows us to continue bringing our positive programs to those who need it most. With everyone’s help, we are now able to give kids and families greater access to the wonderful opportunities offered at the Y.”
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:26
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WCEGP Holds Annual Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 June 2009 00:00
      The Washington County Economic Growth Partnership (WCEGP) held its annual membership meeting on Friday, June 5, 2009 at the Salem Senior Citizens Center.  Approximately 45 members and elected officials met for lunch with the election of at-large directors following in a business meeting.
     Jess Helsel, President of WCEGP welcomed attendees and recognized special guests and sponsors.  Introduced was special guest, Harold Gutzwiller of Hoosier Energy and local sponsors of the annual meeting, First Harrison Bank, Community First Bank, Cottongim Enterprises, Saegesser Engineering, Inc., Robert Strange of Salem True Value and Jackson County REMC.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. John Fultz, County Councilman.  Lunch was catered by Country Cookin, Inc. of Salem.
    WCEGP Executive Director, Gerald Rose reported the activities of the Partnership and programs in which the Partnership is involved.  Rose introduced the guest speaker, Ms. Donna Riley.  Ms. Riley is the Executive Director of Leadership Southern Indiana.  Riley spoke on the topic “Leadership in the Community: Having a Vision for Economic Growth.”  She emphasized the importance of the leaders in Washington County looking to the future of the county and the importance of economic growth to the future of the citizens of the county. 
Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2009 09:28
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