?Purdue Ag outlook meeting: How will agriculture get through 2009? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    Agriculture prices have plunged along with income prospects for much of the agriculture sector ranging from crop farmers to agribusinesses. The focus of this program is to help explain factors that are driving farm prices this year both to the heights and now to the depths.
    As grain prices rose in 2006, 2007 and early this year, input costs were somewhat slower to rise. Now, input costs are too high for depressed 2009 grain prices and some adjustments will have to occur. What might those be, and when might they occur?
    Wildly fluctuating farm prices mean extreme uncertainty for grain and livestock producers. Margin risks are the greatest in modern-era American agriculture. Thus, management strategies for agricultural managers to cope with this unstable period will be outlined as well.
    Sponsored by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Clark County and by Farm Credit Services as Scottsburg, the free program will take place on Tuesday, December 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the Clark County 4-H Center located at 9608 Highway 62 in Charlestown. Everyone is invited to attend. Chris Hurt of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics will present the Outlook.
    The program will also examine the impact of the volatile prices on Indiana land values, cash rents, and lease arrangements. There will also be an evaluation of expected price levels for corn, soybeans, cattle, milk, and hog prices. Also featured will be strategies for grain pricing, expected 2009 input costs and the best crops to plant in 2009.
    “These are highly uncertain economic times for both Agriculture and our rural communities. The impacts are being felt from Wall Street to RFD America,” said David Trotter, Extension Educator, Clark County. “These are scary times with big challenges and this meeting should help farmers, landowners, lenders and agribusiness managers make better decisions in the year ahead.”
    For more information about the outlook meeting contact David Trotter at 812-256-4591. If you require auxiliary aids and services due to disabilities, please contact them prior to the event. Farm Credit Services at Scottsburg will sponsor a free breakfast at this meeting. Please call 812-256-4591 prior to noon on December 12.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:25
?Borden Tri-County Regional Water District receives award PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    The excellent worker safety record complied by the Borden Tri-County Regional Water District employees has earned for this government entity the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan Safety Award for calender year 2007.
    The award not only rewards the prevention of accidents among employees, but also emphasizes the cost savings to governmental agencies by keeping workers on the job.
    Borden Tri-County Regional Water District is one of 723 governmental entities throughout the state of Indiana whose employees are covered by Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, Inc. (IPEP) This is the only self-funded workers compensation risk-sharing group in the state.
    When governmental official’s couple safety programs with cost control and claims management efforts, they recognize the many advantages of participating in an alternative insurance plan.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:32
?Day after Thanksgiving $5 Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser at Applebee’s on Grant Line PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    The Applebee’s on Grant Line Road in New Albany will be hosting a Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 28. The buffet will include bacon, eggs, pancakes, coffee, and juice - all for the low cost of $5 per person. Tickets will not be sold in advance. Customers will just pay at the door that morning.
    Applebee’s will be generously donating half of the proceeds from this event to the Floyd County Animal Rescue League so that they can continue their efforts to help needy and homeless pets of Floyd County.
    Take time out from shopping on this busy day to refuel with a great breakfast at a great price - all in the name of helping our needy animal friends!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:34
?Providence hosts Breakfast with Santa PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School Alumni Association will host its first annual Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, November 29, in the school’s Activity Center, 707 Providence Way, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served. There will be crafts for the kids, tours of the Junior High and Alexander Photography Studio will be available to take pictures of your child’s visit with Santa. Donations will be accepted to help St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities and cover food costs.
    To RSVP or for more information, please call (502) 639-8120.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:35
?Austin Alumni seeks donations to be matched by School District PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 00:00
?    This past May, the Austin Alumni Association established the Austin High School Alumni Scholarship Fund through the Community Foundation.
    The effort developed through the tremendous success of the Alumni Association over the past few years and the fact that the Scott County School District has committed to match dollar-for-dollar all funds raised up to $25,000.
    In cooperation with the school system, the Alumni association has extended the deadline for having contributions apply to the dollar-for- dollar match until December 31. Currently a total of $13,800 has been raised. The push to get to the $25,000 mark has already begun.
    Contributors should keep in mind donations are fully tax deductible. This, coupled with the matching funds, allows donors to have their contribution represent 2½ times their value to the fund.
    The Scholarship Fund is a permanent fund, meaning the actual value of the fund can never be withdrawn. Returns on the invested amount will be the only money made available each year for scholarships.
    Contributing to the Scholarship Fund is a chance for each donor to be part of a legacy that will live forever and continue to provide much-needed assistance for young people who wish to further their educations.
    Many alumni have made contributions to the Scholarship Fund a class effort, seeing how much they can collect as team effort. Two groups which have been particularly successful are the Classes of 1952 and 1961. Each are nearing the $1,000 mark. It is an excellent was of giving back to the community that has given so much.
    Potential donors with questions are welcome to contact the Community Foundation or any of the current officers of the Austin Alumni Association. Officers include Patrick Kilburn, president; Roy Lynn Schneck, vice president; Karen Payne, treasurer; and Ishmael White, secretary.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:40
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