?Pirates never quit in Sectional 23 semi-final but fall to Heritage Hills PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Ross   
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    While many were preparing for the festivities of Halloween. The Pirates of Charlestown were preparing for a rematch of last year’s Sectional 23 semi-final round. Last year Heritage Hills traveled to Charlestown and took home the 42-24 victory.
    Last week the Pirates traveled to Lincoln City on Halloween night to face off with the Patriots of Heritage Hills. The Patriots boast the No. 3 defense in Class 3A.
    The 90 minute ride did not phase the Pirate faithful as the sea of blue was ready for the rematch. The Pirates worked the entire 48 minutes, never quitting and giving 110 percent for their second year head coach Jason Hawkins.
    The Pirates fell short on their road to the Sectional championship trophy as Heritage Hills took the 32-6 victory to advance. The Patriots (7-3) will face Edgewood (10-1) this Friday night for the Sectional crown. Edgewood took the 49-7 victory over Brown County for their right to advance to the Sectional championship.
    Charlestown finished the season at 7-4 and 5-1 in the Mid Southern Conference. The Pirates shared the conference title with the Lions of Salem.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:13
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?Creating Charlestown’s Christmas city tree PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    During the recent months, when most of Charlestown was enjoying a relatively mild summer, Mayor Bob Hall was dreaming up ideas for expanding the annual Light-up Charlestown into a greater event. He would like Charlestown to be known as “Christmas City” and to become a holiday destination for families throughout the region.
    Mayor Hall told Charlestown’s assistant to the Parks Advisory Board and Beautification Committee member, Rhonda Davidson, “To begin with, I want a 40-foot Christmas tree in Greenway Park, for Christmas City.”
    Davidson went home and told her husband, Eddie, who took her outside, and said, “Do you see that flagpole? That’s 20-feet. That would be a really big tree. Go make sure 20 feet isn’t tall enough.”
    When questioned, Mayor Hall said, “No, 20 feet is not big enough. We need a 40-foot tree.” So, Davidson told her husband, and he decided he would figure out a way to do it.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:15
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?Citizens invited to create Christmas City PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 00:00
?    Everybody loves Christmas and everybody is invited to participate in the events being planned for the Christmas City in Charlestown.
    It is just 3 weeks until Thanksgiving, which is the traditional weekend for lighting-up the city. Imaginations are filled with hankerings for a warm sandwich with Cocoa or a soft pretzel and hot cider to warm a nippy evening in the park.
    The Charlestown Beautification Committee (CBC) and city officials have joined forces as participants begin to swell with the excitement in the Spirit of Christmas.
    Charlestown’s assistant to the Parks Advisory Board and CBC member, Rhonda Davidson, would like to see a large response to the invitation for all homes in the city to be lit-up and decorated. She has also asked for any individuals with welding experience and a little time to spare to contact her for helping with the creation of the 40+ foot Christmas tree being assembled for display in Greenway Park, where the festivities will occur this year.
    Organizers are asking for anyone interested in providing Christmas music, and vendors wanting to sell food or drinks.
    For information, or to be added to the agenda and plans, contact Donna Coomer at 256-7126 or Rhonda Davidson at 256-3422.
    The residents of Charlestown proved what they can accomplish when they work together, during the storm aftermath in September. Think what we can do when we actually plan and pool our resources for the Holidays. Let’s light-up the skies above Charlestown!
    So dig out your Santa hats, stir your creativity; and help make plans to celebrate the Nativity.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2008 16:17
 
?Kids First Auction is coming November 22 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Kids First, the local non-profit organization which aids needy children and their families year-round, will conduct its annual auction on Saturday, November 22.
    Once again, the Kids First Auction will be held in the Knights of Columbus Hall on U.S. Highway 31 North. The auction begins at 9 a.m. that morning and goes until everything is gone.
    Volunteers are already getting items ready for the event, and everyone is encouraged to donate goods, services or gift cards. Longtime Kids First volunteers Sherry and Ross St. Clair can be contacted at 752-5458 by those with items to contribute.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:06
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?No foreclosure notices will be served through holidays PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:00
?    Scott County Sheriff John Lizenby has never supported the practice of conducting foreclosure sales through his office.
    And there have been lots of such sales held this year in the county. As Sheriff Lizenby noted, “There have been a lot, too many.”
    Thus far in 2008, the Sheriff’s Office has conducted sales on 161 homes. That’s a little less than in 2007 but not much. “That means we’re doing about 16 a month,” the Sheriff related.
    When his wife Lisa suggested a moratorium on foreclosure sales from, say, mid-November through December 31, the Sheriff said he was all for it.
    “By state law, the county sheriff conducts these sales, but we have the discretion to hold the sales within a reasonable amount of time. Calling a halt to foreclosure sales after the sale that is already scheduled in November seems like a nice thing to do for families during the holiday season,” stated Sheriff Lizenby. “It might give a few a six weeks reprieve or so.”
    Consequently, foreclosure suits may still be filed and advertised in local newspapers, but those properties at the end of the foreclosure process won’t be sold until perhaps the second week of January.
    “It gives these families a little ‘breather,’ maybe allowing them a little time to prepare for a move or to enjoy Thanksgiving or Christmas in their homes once again before moving,” said Sheriff Lizenby.
    The inevitable will eventually take place in each case, he went on. “We felt this moratorium during the holidays is warranted as a good-will gesture to families having a tough time. We want to help where we can and when we can. This is one of those times,” concluded the Sheriff.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2008 13:09
 
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