Many quilts and designs on display at the 2009 Quilt show PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 2009 00:00

    In the 1800’s quilting was considered housework. Little bits of fabric stitched together as a household necessity provided warmth to family members. Young girls gathered together to piece a friendship quilt that would be given to the first one married on her wedding day. Quilts were given as gifts for a newborn child. They were stitched together during church socials or during local quilting bees where ladies gathered to sit, sew and gossip. Sadly a quilt was sometimes used to line a coffin or shroud a loved one in death.
    Today, quilters are the fabric of a multi-billion dollar industry. From the cotton growers, textile mills, and factories that make everything from needles, pins and thread to scissors, cutting mats, and sewing machines, literally thousands of people are employed in this industry. Quilting is now considered an art that can weave both family and friends together, creating a quilted piece of family history that will be enjoyed by generations to come.
    Many now enjoy quilting as a hobby during a long winter of snow and ice. However, as the weather begins to change, spring brings with it a time to begin planning your entries to the Washington County Piecemakers Quilt Show. The 2009 quilt show will be held at the Stevens Memorial Museum in Salem on Saturday June 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday June 14, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Entries will be accepted on Tuesday June 9  from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the museum. First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded in the following categories: Honorary, Pieced, Appliqué, Embroidery, Small Quilts, Wall Hangings, Miniatures, Wearables, Miscellaneous (such as placemats, table runners or pillows), and Youth. Additional ribbons will be awarded for Best of Show, Judges Choice, Hand Quilting, and Viewers Choice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 11:44
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Safari Bike ride is back PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 May 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 Wednesday, 06 May 2009 11:47
 
Floyd Central, North Harrison score well in Floyd's boys' track invite PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    Several athletes from both Floyd Central and North Harrison finished in the top three spots of their events at Friday’s Floyd Central Track Invitational, and the high finishes helped the two schools to high team finishes as well.
    Jeffersonville won the meet with 133 points, and Trinity was second with 112 points. In third was host Floyd Central (77), with North Harrison (63) in fourth place. The remainder of the schools was: 5. New Albany 51, 6. Corydon 30, 7. Jennings County 19, 8. Borden 11.
    Logan Eberle (FC) came in first in the 400 meter dash, with a time of 50.74. His team mate Ryan Lowery won the 300 low hurdles with a time of 40.58, and also placed first in the 110 high hurdles (14.95).
    The North Harrison athletes had four first place finishes. Alan Austin won the discus throw (150’4”), Jared Richards was the tops in the high jump (6’2”), and Tyler Byrne was the winner in the 3200 run (9:56), as well as winning the 1600 run (4:26).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:55
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Lady Cats score perfect “25” in winning Harrison County Girls’ Tennis crown PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00
    The North Harrison Girls’ Tennis Team won their 15th consecutive title in the Harrison County Girls’ Tennis Tournament Saturday at the Lanesville courts.
    They won all five individual spots for a perfect score of 25. The host Lanesville squad amassed a score of 11, and Corydon and South Central scored 5 and 4 points respectively, for 3rd and 4th places.
    Despite what looked like dominance by North Harrison, several of the finals matches went to a 3rd set, and North Harrison coach Sheri Shroyer was very happy with the extra effort of her team.
    “We were down in a couple of finals,” said Shroyer. “As far as their effort, and their believing in themselves, they persevered and came back.”
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Dream of Meeting Martina McBride is Granted to Pekin resident PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00

    Local resident, Lavina, of Pekin gets a surprise dream granted by the Granting Dreams Foundation. It started as a request submitted from a friend, Kim, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee and had heard about Granting Dreams. Several weeks later, Kim learned that her friend Lavina, age 56, who has cancer, would be going to Nashville to realize a long held dream of meeting Martina McBride.
    Relatives of Lavina, Mr. and Mrs. Schroder, would be the ones to drive her to Nashville and had told Lavina that they were going to take a short overnight trip to get her out of the house. They all arrived in Nashville on Friday and were guests of the luxurious Hyatt Place Hotel. That evening they were treated to a wonderful dinner at the Caney Fork Fish Camp restaurant where they were serenaded by the restaurant's band. Lavina thought this was all wonderful, but it was only then that Lavina was let in on the real surprise that would take place on Saturday. She was informed that they would be going to the Grand Ole Opry where she would be given a back-stage tour and tickets to the concert staring Martina McBride. After her performance, they would be escorted back stage where Lavina would be able to meet and talk to Martina. She stated that she was so happy and excited that she could not hold back the tears of joy. When backstage, Lavina said to Martina: “The family enjoys putting on your music and my granddaughter, LaKota and I sing along on a microphone while my husband, Jimmy, plays the drums and my son-in-law, Dennis, plays the guitar.” Martina posed for some photos and autographs and Lavina stated that she was so personable and down to earth - just a real nice person.
    Lavina, family and friends are all thankful to the Granting Dreams Founation for helping bring Lavina's dream to reality and for helping those in this age group that have no where else to turn.
    Granting Dreams Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants dreams to those 19 and older who have a life-threatening medical condition. To learn more, or to see how you can get involved, visit the Granting Dreams website at www.grantingdreams.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:59
 
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