?Hayswood Theater and Community Unity announce new play PDF Print E-mail
???    Hayswood Theater and Community Unity would like to Announce the showing of a play entitled, Bang Bang You’re Dead. Free to the public. In this play, 15 drama students have to put themselves into the role of being the shooter, or the victim, of a school violence crime. They have real-life roles in the school shooting that spawns the play, to open at Hayswood Theater for three free to the public shows. The shows will be performed Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 7 at 2 p.m.
    Written by the award winning playwright, William Mastrosimone, this 45 minute play was inspired by those who survived and the families of Columbine High School Shootings. Mastrosimone gave his heartfelt testimony, saying he had to write something, “The national tragedy of kids killing kids sweeps this country and no one, not even the schools, the parents, the pundits, nor the government has a clue how this affects all of us,”
    The student actors are intensely dedicated to this workshop sponsored by Hayswood Theater and Community Unity, here in Harrison County. “Though it is a small town, and a good place to live,” said Mrs. Ponder, Director, “we do need to be aware and prepared to talk about this subject.” In her job, she works with many teens and knows first hand the issues they must deal with each day including: drugs, school safety, cyber-bullying, MySpace, even safe homes, etc. “This county is already ahead of the game,” Mrs. Ponder noted, “Safe Place, the Y, Gerdons, and those types of Programs really help young people have options.”
?Southern Indiana couple donates more than $560,000 to IU Southeast PDF Print E-mail
???    A prominent Southern Indiana couple has gifted the Indiana University Southeast School of Business more than $560,000 in funding for two new initiatives.
    Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders will announce the gift during a check presentation at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 27 at IU Southeast.
    The couple has generously awarded $568,140 to the business school. Of that, $268,000 will go to establishing The Sanders Trading Lab and $300,000 will go to establishing the Sanders Speaker Series Endowment.
    The couple’s gift will help make one of the best business schools in the country even better, said Carlton Sanders.
?Clark Memorial Hospital hosting Women’s Health Fair Sept. PDF Print E-mail
??    Clark Memorial Hospital will  hold its annual Women’s Health Fair on Saturday, September 13.
    The event will be  from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds, and is designed to provide valuable health information to women of all ages and will include free health screenings, physician presentations on a variety of topics, and informational exhibits.
    Some of the screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, breast self-exam instruction, sleep disorders, and body mass composition.
    Physician presentations will be offered every forty-five minutes starting at 10:15 a.m. Various physicians will speak on topics including women and heart disease, menopause, osteoporosis, diabetes, and weight loss.
?Eastern drops grid season opener at Crawford County 39-13 PDF Print E-mail

Series tied at two

   Last year, the Eastern Musketeers (0-1) started off their first ever varsity football season at home with an exciting win over another first time varsity squad, Crawford County. Crawford County (1-0) played host this year, returning the favor. Unfortunately for the Musketeers, the Wolfpack returned the favor, with a convincing 39-13 win Friday night.
    The Wolfpack led 26-6 at the half, behind the stellar passing of Crawford County quarterback Daniel Allen, a senior. Allen ended up with 12 of 15 pass completions for the night, with a total of 244 yards, and four touchdowns. He had 1st half TD passes of 15, 66, and 45 yards.
    “They’ve got a great quarterback,” said Musketeers’ coach Eric Robertson of Allen. “I think he dropped one pass tonight. The kid’s got a rifle.”
?New Pekin Town Council welcomes trial date PDF Print E-mail
?    The New Pekin Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday August 12, with all members present.  The minutes
of previous meetings, all payroll requests, claims, and sewer adjustment requests were approved unanimously.
    Quickly dealing with the aforementioned business, the Council heard from Town Manager, Gary Nale.  Nale
informed the Council that a trial date has been set for a lawsuit resulting from a long standing dispute between the
Council and a Scott County developer regarding reimbursement for work done by the developer in a housing
development on Blue River Road near the East Washington Schools campus.  
    According to Nale, September 16 and 17 have been set for the case to be heard by Scott County Superior Court
Judge, Nicholas South, in Salem.  Nale seemed to speak for the Council members when he said, “This has dragged on
too long–it needs to go to trial.”
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