“Celebrating the rich history of Martin County and the people who make it great”
Year Three, Issue Three
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Shoals School Board hears 2012 Election open for candidates patron comments on budget Meeting minutes provided by Andrea Qualkenbush, Corporation Secretary Lorna Troutman stated at the Shoals School Board meeting last Thursday, January 12 that she felt the board should slow down a bit in making final decisions concerning budget reduction until the newlyformed budget advisement committee has had a chance to meet and make its recommendations. Cecil Ragsdale asked the board to identify the total cost to the school for each individual administrative position including retirement and benefits. He also asked how the board decided upon the figure of three percent by which they recently reduced administrative salaries. Dr. Nonte stated that he hadn’t updated the total cost associated with each administrative position including salary, and any applicable insurance, retirement, social security or annuity since the three percent salary reduction. However, he would get a corrected copy to Ragsdale. The board discussed the administrative positions and the associated salaries that were approved by the board at the special meeting on January 2, 2012. They discussed the possibility of re-visiting the administrative contracts prior to the February 1 deadline. Denise Garrett made a motion that the board re-visit discussion concerning the administrative contract offered to Brian Smith in the position of athletic director/assistant to the jr. sr. high school principal/teacher. Mrs. Garrett later rescinded her motion until facts concerning proper procedure can be identified. Kathy Collins asked the board if the twoyear contracts recently offered to adminis-
trators were required to be for the period of two years by state law. She also asked if those contracts could be rescinded in the event of further budget constraints. Dr. Nonte recommended that all board members serve as members of the board of finance with Tony Cundiff serving as president and Denise Garrett serving as the secretary. The board approved. Dr. Nonte reported to the board that encumbered money in the amount of $175,236.02 from the Retirement/Severance Bond Fund needed to be carried over from 2011 to 2012. This amount was reported by the corporation treasurer. The board approved the high school band and cheerleaders to go to Orleans High School for a pep-band invitational on January 14, 2012. The board approved appointing Susan Warren to the Shoals Public Library Board for a term of four years with the term ending on January 1, 2016. The board approved the retirements of Janice Riley and Jim Goldsberry effective at the end of the 2011-12 school year. The board also accepted the resignation of Teri Kerr from the position of girls’ junior high track coach. The board approved Mimi Hawkins as junior high academic coach for the 2011-12 school year, Brenda Hendrix to serve as substitute custodian during the 2011-12 school year, Leeza Adams to substitute for Krystle Knisley during her maternity leave and Nicole Lengacher to substitute for Tina Sullivan during her maternity leave. The board also approved the termination (See ‘SHoALS’ on page two)
-Photo provided Pictured are the Patriot’s Pen essay Contest winners sponsored by VFW Post 9395. In the front row, from left to right, are Adam greene and Kenadi rumble. In the second row, from left to right, are Kim Smith, VFW Ladies Auxiliary member and judge for the contest, Kim Wagoner, Auxiliary President; rose Bradley, and Larry Fellers, Post Quartermaster
Post announces essay contest winners VFW Post 9395 is proud to announce the winners of their annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. The theme for this years contest was “Are You Proud of Your Country?” Sixth graders from Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Wagoner, and Mrs. Wade’s classes participated in the contest. First place was awarded to Adam Greene. He received $100 and will move forward to
compete on a district level. Second place was awarded to Kenadi Rumble. Kenadi received $50 for her essay. The winners were announced at a ceremony on January 16 in the auditorium. Chairperson Rose Bradley announced the winners and wanted to thank the students and the teachers for promoting the program and eliciting enthusiasm in promoting patriotism.
Candidate filings for the 2012 Primary Election are now open. The last day to file is Friday, February 10 at noon. The school board elections have been moved to the general election this year. The following is a list of seats up for election this year. Listed after each one is the person who currently holds that position. Those who have filed to run for the open positions so far is listed underneath. For more information call the Martin County Clerk’s Office at 812-247-3651. AUDITOR - (currently held by Nancy Steiner) January Roush (D) COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1 (currently held by John Wininger) Kevin R. Boyd (R) COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 (currently held by Dan Gregory) No filings to date CORONER (currently held by Mark J. Franklin) Mark J. Franklin (D) COUNTY COUNCIL AT-LARGE three seats open (currently held by Warren Albright, Floyd “Lonnie” Hawkins, and Richard Summers) all three seats are county-wide. No filings to date RECORDER (currently held by Gerald
D. Montgomery) Gerald D. Montgomery (R) SURVEYOR (currently held by Paul Sanders) No filings to date TREASURER (currently held by Diana M. Schutte) Vicki D. Boyd (D) PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN East Memphis Earl Boyd, Jr. (R) West Memphis - No filings to date Perry 1 - No filings to date Perry 2 - No filings to date Perry 3 - No filings to date Perry 4 - No filings to date Perry 5 - No filings to date Perry 6 - No filings to date Perry 7 - No filings to date Crane - No filings to date Rutherford - No filings to date Lost River - No filings to date Mitcheltree - No filings to date North Center - No filings to date South Center - No filings to date North Halbert - No filings to date South Halbert - No filings to date Southeast Halbert - No filings to date STATE CONVENTION DELEGATES - 4 at-large Republican seats Kevin R. Boyd (R)
Loogootee 2012 graduation date set for Friday, May 25 By Courtney HugHett Martin County Journal Publisher The Loogootee School Board set the 2012 graduation date at their meeting Tuesday night, January 17. According to Superintendent Larry Weitkamp, the date will be tentatively set for Friday, May 25. He said that the school had created a poll on their website but it was tampered with by someone who figured out how to vote numerous times. He said this skewed the actual results. He noted that unless something major happened with the weather, the date would remain on that Friday. The board approved the resignation of Erin Bateman as varsity track coach. The board agreed that Bateman had done a fantastic job as coach and she will be missed. The position will be posted in the school’s job openings. The board offered their condolences to Brenda Edwards and Anita Hart for the death of their aunts and Anna Kidwell for the passing of her grandmother-in-law. The board chose themselves to serve on the school’s board of finance. The board approved the third quarter school bus fuel escalation/de-escalations. According to Weitkamp, diesel is one cent cheaper than last quarter at $3.805 and gas is 14 cents less than last quarter at $3.359 but both are still higher than the base price set in 2009. The board approved a field trip request for the Spanish and French teachers to take students on a 10-day trip to France and Spain in the summer of 2013. According to Weitkamp fundraising will begin now. Although approved, Board Member Eric Ackerman noted his concern with the cost
associated with the trip and the value the students will receive from the trip at such a young age. Elementary Principal Laura Mattingly and High School Principal John Mullen were not present due to illness. Mattingly left a report with Weitkamp however congratulating Makenzie Wagoner, Madison Wagoner, and Daniel Parke and Hannah Bailey for have 100 points or more in the accelerated reading program. The students were treated to lunch at Stoll’s Lakeview Restaurant. Board Member Tim Bradley was not in attendance due to a work issue.
Nominations sought for “Gene Shaw Citizen of the Year Award” The Martin County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the third annual “Gene Shaw Citizen of the Year Award”. This honor is given to the nominee who has significantly gone above and beyond representing Martin County both locally and outside the county and who strives to make this a better place to live and work. If you know someone who fits this description, please submit your nomination, along with the reasons behind your nomination, in writing to the Martin County Chamber of Commerce. The winner will be chosen by a committee and recognized at the chamber’s annual dinner at the beginning of the year. Mail nominations as soon as possible to: Martin County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 257 Loogootee, IN 47553.
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(Continued from page one) of Brittany Davis from the position of cafeteria cook. The board approved Vincennes University to use the high school media center and weight room to hold a Lifetime Fitness Class on Wednesday evenings January 11 through May 2, 2012 with all fees waived. The board approved the Stingers Baseball
Team to use the multi-purpose room for practice on Saturday afternoons through the late winter and spring of 2012 with all fees waived. The board approved the Lions Club to hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on the school grounds on April 7, 2012. The board held a first reading of the following policies relating to indoor air quality: Board Policy 2960 – Animals in Classrooms, Board Policy 2970 – Chemical Management, and Board Policy 2980 – Vehicle Idling A second reading will be held at the next regular meeting of the board. Dr. Nonte provided the board with a report of expenses over the period of the last three years. Carolyn Eubank, Elementary Principal, and David Springer, Jr. Sr. High School Principal each reported current events in their prospective buildings. Mary Lou Billings asked if the school was available for patrons to walk indoors. Dr. Nonte responded that the back entrance of the practice gymnasium is unlocked from 7 to 8 a.m. for indoor walking daily. Mary Lou Billings asked if the elementary supply room could be left unlocked so teachers could get supplies when needed. Mrs. Eubank answered that she would recommend the policy remain unchanged with a key being available to any teacher upon request in the elementary office. The next meeting of the board will be a regular session on February 9 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Health department inspects food service establishments The following restaurant inspections were done by Julia Albright, Public Health Nurse of the Martin County Health Department. The information listed is verbatim from the inspection report and all were routine inspections. Violations that were seen again from one inspection to the next are noted with “repeat violation” after the entry. deCeMBer 13 Jones Oil Co., 314 4th Street, Shoals No violations noted deCeMBer 15 Stoll’s Lakeview Restaurant, 15519 US Hwy 231, Loogootee One critical violation: Cold holding temperatures of items on salad bar ranged from 42 degrees to 52 degrees. (Repeat violation) One non-critical violation: Heating and air ducts, exhaust fan covers, fan units on coolers and range hood vents all had accumulation of dust on surfaces. (Repeat violation) Subway, 208 Mill Street, Loogootee No critical violations noted. One non-critical violation: Fountain nozzles for Coke machine at drive-thru had build-up of syrup solution on nozzles. (Repeat violation) VFW Post 9395, 300 Vine Street, Loogootee No violations noted. Strike Zone Bowling Center, 409 J.
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Strange Avenue, Loogootee No critical violations noted. One non-critical violation: Build-up of black substance on Pepsi fountain nozzles. (Repeat violation) Pizza Junction, 301 JFK Avenue, Loogootee One critical violation: Cooling unit under pizza prep table cold holding temperature at 48 degrees (must be 41 degrees or less). One non-critical violation: Build-up of dust on fan covers of cooling units, exhaust fan and around lower surface of oven. Pizza and More, 109 Hill Street, Loogootee One critical violation: Temperature of some items on salad bar greater than 42 degrees. (Response from Manager Monty Gregory: Section 187 controlled salad bar temp was at 42 degree, note corrected immediately) deCeMBer 16 Loogootee Elementary West, Costello Drive, Loogootee No violations noted Loogootee High School, 201 Brooks Avenue, Loogootee One critical violation: Temperature of walk-in cooler at 44 degrees One non-critical violation: Range hoods have accumulation of dust and grease (Repeat violation) China Wok, 601 W. Broadway Street, Loogootee Two critical violations: Numerous items on hot food bar at less than 135 degrees. Numerous items on salad bar at greater than 41 degrees. Numerous items in prep table cooler at greater than 41 degrees temperature. (Repeat violation) Numerous items in all coolers had no date marking on container. (Repeat violation) Three non-critical violations: Numerous items in reach-in cooler were without a cover on container. (Repeat violation) Wiping cloths not being stored in sanitizing solution between use. Range hood vents had accumulation of dust and grease. (Repeat violation)
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BArBArA SHAW Barbara J. Shaw passed away surrounded by her loving family at her side on January 10, 2012 at the Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. A resident of Shoals, she was 75. She was born on May 18, 1936 in Martin County; the daughter of Virgil and Eva (Strawn) Norris. She married William R. “Bill” Shaw on January 30, 1954 at St. John’s Rectory in Loogootee. She attended St. John’s High School in Loogootee. She was a homemaker, and was formerly employed by the Loogootee Textile and the Shoals Community School Corporation in the cafeteria. She was a member of St. Mary’s of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shoals American Legion Auxiliary, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2442 Auxiliary. Her life revolved around her family. Barbie was a wonderful wife and mother, and she was devoted to babysitting for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She adored them and they in turn adored their nanny. She is greatly loved and missed by her husband, William R. “Bill” Shaw of Shoals; daughter, Sherri and Jerry Braun of Shoals; sons, Terry and Rheta Shaw of Shoals and Larry and Annette Shaw of Shoals; grandchildren, Aryonna Braun, Maggie Shaw, Carson Shaw, Avaley Braun, Gracie Shaw, Kenley Shaw, Acelyn Braun and Kyra Shaw; sisters, Bertus and Tom Earps of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Kathy Bruner of Loogootee; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by Father Joseph Erbacher on Saturday, January 14 at St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial followed in Springhill Cemetery. gLAdyS JoneS Gladys K. (Bauernfiend) Jones went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:10 a.m. on January 11, 2012 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. A resident of Shoals, she was 89. She was born on June 29, 1922; the daughter of George and Margaret (Hemmerlein) Bauernfiend. She married Cleo Jones on September 24, 1953 at Dubois and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2011. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Dubois Crossroads. She is survived by one son, Elvis “Bob” Jones of Shoals; one daughter, Kathy Jo and Gene Thewes of Huntingburg; one granddaughter, Meagan and Kyle Chase of Ferdinand; one grandson, Ryan and Shay Thewes of Nashville, Tennessee; two greatgrandchildren, Kylie and Trey Thewes; one sister, Elsie Webber of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cleo, sisters, Evelyn Cooper, Arnetta Wininger and Josephine Harder; three brothers, Elvis, Leo and Norman Bauernfiend. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 15 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Dubois Crossroads with Pastor Mary Posting officiating. Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals was in charge of arrangements. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church Dubois Crossroads. JAMeS A. JoneS James A. Jones died at 11:11 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. A resident of Loogootee, he was 72. He was born on January 27, 1939 in Martin County; the son of Wilmur and Marie (Sherfick) Jones. He married Janice “Janet” (Summers) Jones on February 1, 1958 and she survives. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and was retired from Summers and Jones Plumbing, Heating and Air
Conditioning in Loogootee. He is also survived by one daughter, Jennifer Renee Williams of Loogootee; three sons, Richard Allen Jones, Robert Earl Jones, and Ronald Gregory Jones, all of Loogootee; two sisters, Norma Mills of Greenwood and Camilla Heller of Vincennes; seven grandchildren, Ryan Allen Jones, Andrea Marie Jones, Lindsey Brooke Jones, Ashley Nicole Jones, Abbie Elise Williams, Garrett Andrew Williams, and Evan James Williams. He is preceded in death by his parents and six brothers, Russell, Ralph, Johnny, Wilmur, Danny, and an infant brother A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, January 16 at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Barr Township in Daviess County. Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home, Loogootee, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com. MArgIe KIdWeLL Margie J. Kidwell died at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at her home. A resident of Loogootee, she was 77. She was born September 25, 1934, in Washington; the daughter of James and Rose (Norris) Hellums. A graduate of St. John Catholic High School, she was a member of St. John Catholic Church. She was a former seamstress at Loogootee Textile and had retired from Aristocraft in Jasper. She is survived by one son, Mike Kidwell of West Baden; one daughter, Jayne Milligan of Westfield; one brother, Jack Hellums of Washington; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, John Kidwell; her parents; one daughter, Erin Kidwell; two sisters; five brothers; and one great-grandchild are also deceased. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday, January 13 at St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial was to be at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com. PAuL MArtIn Sr. Paul Henry Martin, Sr. passed away at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2012 at his home. A resident of Shoals, he was 73. He was born on April 3, 1938 in Burns City; the son of Sherman and Myrtle (Wright) Martin. He married Portia Johnson on August 12, 1958 in Shoals. He was a sawmill worker for Pete Hagan. He is survived by his wife, Portia of Shoals; one son, Paul Henry Martin Jr. (Christina) of West Baden; five daughters, Paula Hamilton of Shoals, Rita Kays (Ryan) of Monroe City, Tammy Beyers (Rusty) of French Lick, Diana Levi (Keith) of Paoli, and Sharon Santore of French Lick, Indiana; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother, Donald Ray and Mary Lou Martin of French Lick. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Lisa Jane in childhood; three brothers, and four sisters. Funeral services were held Monday, January 16 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Burial followed in Springhill Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made at www.queenlee.com. ruBy HAtFIeLd Ruby I. (Murray) Hatfield died at 4:36 a.m. Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Daviess Community Hospital. A resident of Washington, she was 88. She was born July 10, 1923, in Martin County; the daughter of Victor and Emma (Butler) Murray. She married Herman Hatfield on October 19, 1942 and he died September 16, 1991. A homemaker, she attended Weisbach and Sugar Grove schools. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall. She is survived by a son, Dale Hatfield of Jasper; five daughters, Bonnie Hert of
p.o. Box 148 loogootee, in 47553 email@example.com French Lick, Wanda Gilbert and Freida Hatfield, both of Washington, Rachel Holt and Doris Sergent, both of Bedford; one brother, Ralph Murray of Loogootee; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Herman “Lee” Hatfield who died in 1999; an infant sister; three brothers, Walter, Garrett and Hale Murray; one infant grandson; and one infant great-granddaughter. The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 18 at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial was to follow in Butler Cemetery. Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com. Betty BougH Betty L. Bough died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Martin County Health Care and Rehab Center in Loogootee. A resident of Loogootee, she was 78. She was born November 10, 1933, in Loogootee; the daughter of Kenneth and Charlene (Lee) Walton. She married Gordon Bough on December 22, 1955 and he preceded her in death on August 1, 2001. A 1951 graduate of Loogootee High School, she was a retired cook with the Loogootee School System. She was a member of Loogootee United Methodist Church and had been active with the Loogootee United Methodist Women. She was also a former member of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three sons, Jay A. Bough of Hillsville, Virginia, Mark R. and wife Joell Bough of Dayton, Ohio, and Terry L. and Becky Bough of Vincennes; one daughter, Nancy J. and husband Terry Whitman of Loogootee; two brothers, Bill Walton of Sauquiot, New York, and Robert Walton of Brooklyn, New York; one sister, Joyce Nolting of New Berry, South Carolina; eight grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 20 at Loogootee United Methodist Church. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 19 and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Preferred memorial donations are to Loogootee United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com. CHArLeS ‘MICK’ SMItH Charles “Mick” Smith died at 7:10 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2012 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. A resident of Loogootee, he was 66. He was born September 12, 1945, in
Daviess County; the son of Charles Lewis and Regina (Clements) Smith. A 1963 graduate of St. John Catholic High School, he was a retired tool and die maker with North American Products. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Loogootee, Jasper Moose Lodge and Washington Eagles, American Legion and V.F.W. He enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting and he loved animals. He is survived by his companion, Jean Graber of Washington; two daughter, Amie Jo Kunellis of Mt. Vernon and Alisha Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one brother, Robert Smith of Loogootee; and three grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 19 at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home, Loogootee. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com. Henry BoSeLL Henry Bosell went to be with Lord and Savior at 6:45 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Trinity Springs. A resident of Shoals, he was 70. He was born January 18, 1941 in Lyons; the son of Eva (Gallegos) Bosell Cockerham. He married Frances Mundy Holt on July 5, 1984 and she preceded him in death on November 8, 2007. He retired from the United States Army Airborne after 26 years of service and retired in 1998 from N.S.W.C., CAAA Crane, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. A graduate of Worthington High School, he was a lifetime member of the Shoals American Legion Post #61 and V.F.W. Post #8559 Shoals, and a member of the Martin County Historical Society. He will be greatly missed by one son, Monty Holt of Shoals; four daughters, Connie Cundiff and Dona Wheat, both of Shoals, Jan Holmes of Bloomington and Becky and John Sellers of Trinity Springs; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, two brothers, Kenny and Carol Bosell of Bloomfield and Larry Bosell of Bloomfield; two sisters, Nina Hinchman of Worthington and Binnie and Jerry Newkirk of Winslow; and special friend Nancy Baker of Shoals. He was preceded in death by his mother, wife, brother, Alvin Bosell; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19 at 1 p.m. with burial following in Springhill Cemetery. American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.
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Martin County Sheriff’s department log SundAy, JAnuAry 8 3:38 p.m. - Chief Deputy Dant advised he had been contacted at home and was responding to a dog complaint in Mitcheltree Township. The caller advised that two dogs had been dumped off at his residence and he had contacted the humane society and they would not respond. A humane society member advised them to contact the sheriff’s department. The deputy located the owners and the dogs were returned. MondAy, JAnuAry 9 7:30 a.m. - Received a request for a vehicle inspection on S.R. 550. 10:53 a.m. - Received a report of a malfunction at the railroad crossing at Kentucky Avenue in Loogootee. 10:57 a.m. - Received a report of a theft of wire. 12:10 p.m. - Received a report of vandalism to a storage trailer in Shoals. 3:27 p.m. - Received a report of a property damage accident in Loogootee. 3:38 p.m. - Received a report of a property damage accident on U.S. 150, just past Rusk. 3:54 p.m. - Received a report of a stranded semi on U.S. 50, in front of the fairgrounds. 6:46 p.m. - Received a report of harassment. 8:43 p.m. - Received a report of a possible break-in at a residence near Loogootee. tueSdAy, JAnuAry 10 9:53 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at Dr. Kerr’s office. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 9:58 a.m. - Received a report of cows in the roadway on S.R. 450 near Hickory Ridge. 11:04 a.m. - A female caller in Shoals reported harassment. 3:58 p.m. - Received a request for a check on a suspicious vehicle parked on private property. 4:40 p.m. - Received a report of possible identity theft. 4:59 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 6:03 p.m. - Received a residential burglar alarm in Loogootee. 6:27 p.m. - Received a report of a stranded vehicle on U.S. 231, just north of Loogootee. 7:37 p.m. - Received a call regarding
spotlighting and erratic driving on Anderson Road. 7:39 p.m. - Received a report of a fight in progress in Loogootee. 7:55 p.m. - Received a report of possible child abuse in Loogootee. 8:34 p.m. - Received a report of a stranded motorist on U.S. 650. 9:10 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Daviess Community Hospital. 10:25 p.m. - Received a report of a possible impaired driver, northbound on U.S. 231, nearing Loogootee. 10:32 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at the Loogootee Nursing Center. The patient was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 11:04 p.m. - Received a call regarding two out-of-control juveniles in Shoals. WedneSdAy, JAnuAry 11 10:39 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. Approximately 2:00 p.m. - Officer responded to a dog complaint in Crane Village. The complainant advised he had contacted the humane society. 2:05 p.m. - A female caller in Shoals requested assistance from an officer regarding her son driving her vehicle without a license. 3:41 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at the Daviess-Martin Medical Clinic. The patient was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 4:35 p.m. - Received a dog complaint in Loogootee. 8:02 p.m. - Received a report of a trespasser on private property in Burns City. tHurSdAy, JAnuAry 12 5:45 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance on Falls Lane. No transport was necessary. 11:30 a.m. - Received a report of a possible stolen vehicle from Golden Park Road. Information was later received that the vehicle had been repossessed. 12:03 p.m. - Received a report of a runaway juvenile from Clay County that was seen in Martin County. 4:06 p.m. - Received a report of a found pig on Tedrow Lane. 5:55 p.m. - Received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Sorrells Lane. 9:18 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee, however, the subject was transported to the hospital by personal vehicle. FrIdAy, JAnuAry 13 7:30 a.m. - Received a request for officer presence while the caller attempted to repossess a vehicle. Loogootee Police Department was contacted. 10:53 a.m. - Received a call requesting the number for a member of the humane society. 11:13 a.m. - Received a call regarding a vehicle blocking a business’ driveway. 11:53 a.m. - Received a call from a medical alarm company requesting a welfare check on a subject on C.R. N 200W.
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3:08 p.m. - A female caller advised she had contacted three humane society members in reference to a stray dog that will not leave her property and they did not have room to board the dog and advised her to call the sheriff’s department. 3:28 p.m. - Received a report of possible road rage on U.S. 50, eastbound from the U.S. 231 junction in Loogootee. 3:50 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at the Loogootee Nursing Center. The patient was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 5:06 p.m. - Received a report of a possible impaired driver in the Shoals area. 5:11 p.m. - Received a request to contact the state highway department that S.R. 550 was slick near the entrance of Hindostan. 5:44 p.m. - A female caller reported harassment. 6:35 p.m. - A male caller in Shoals reported a possible trespasser. 7:11 p.m. - A female caller requested assistance from an officer regarding a problem with her ex-husband during child exchange. 7:49 p.m. - A male subject came on station regarding the above-mentioned problems during child exchange. 8:58 p.m. - Received a report of an accident in Daviess County and Daviess County was contacted. 10:13 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at Loogootee Nursing Center. The subject was transported to Daviess County Sheriff’s Department. SAturdAy, JAnuAry 14 1:25 a.m. - Received a report of an accident on U.S. 150, just past Natchez Church. 8:00 a.m. - Received a report of a property damage accident in a parking lot in Loogootee. Loogootee Police Department was contacted. 9:15 a.m. - Received a call regarding custody issues. 9:42 a.m. - Received a request from a subject headed toward Jasper on U.S. 231, for an ambulance to meet them in Haysville. The passenger in the vehicle was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 11:00 a.m. - A female on station reported harassment. 11:28 a.m. - Received a request for a vehicle check. 12:51 p.m. - Received a report of a possible phone scam. 1:50 p.m. - Received a report of a speeding vehicle, driven by a possible impaired driver on U.S. 50, westbound from the Martin State Forest. 6:55 p.m. - Received a report of possible stalking and harassment. 9:33 p.m. - Received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle on Brickyard Road. SundAy, JAnuAry 15 1:10 a.m. - Received a report of fire alarms going off at a residence in Daviess County. Daviess County Sheriff’s Department was contacted. 2:10 a.m. - Received a call regarding trespassing in Loogootee. 6:20 a.m. - A female caller advised she had left her vehicle at the 4-H grounds and when she returned it had been moved. 8:41 a.m. - Received a call regarding harassment by phone calls and text messages. 10:09 a.m. - Received a call regarding a property dispute. 3:03 p.m. - Received a report of a car in a ditch on S.R. 450, before Dover Hill. 4:59 p.m. - Received a report of a tree across the roadway on Elliot Cemetery Road. 5:25 p.m. - Received a report of vandalism in Shoals. 5:30 p.m. - Received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle in the Martin State Forest. 6:28 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Shoals. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 7:07 p.m. - Received a report of a vehicle
crossing the fog line on U.S. 50, westbound from the Martin State Forest. 8:17 p.m. - Received a call regarding an altercation between the caller and a friend. MondAy, JAnuAry 16 5:49 a.m. - Received a report of a stranded motorist on U.S. 150, near the Butler Bridge Road area. 7:25 a.m. - Received a report of a stranded motorist on Killon Mill Road. 7:44 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at U.S. Gypsum. No transport was provided. The subject was transported personal vehicle. 9:29 a.m. - Received a request to speak to an officer in regards to the caller having problems with a subject that is possibly intoxicated in Loogootee. 11:32 a.m. - Received a report of a battery in Shoals. 11:37 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance on Brooks Bridge Road. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 12:06 p.m. - Received a report of trespassing. 1:50 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at Loogootee Nursing Center. No transport was provided. The patient was transported by personal vehicle. 2:07 p.m. - Received a report of a break in on Spout Springs Road. 3:01 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 3:23 p.m. - Received a request for extra patrol on Deep Cut Lake Road regarding speeding vehicles. 4:27 p.m. - Received a report of a possible accident on U.S. 150. 5:07 p.m. - A male caller in Shoals requested to speak with an officer in reference to problems with juveniles. 7:30 p.m. - Received a request for an ambulance east of Shoals. The subject was transported to Daviess Community Hospital. 10:40 p.m. - Received a request for assistance with a subject that fell. Lost River Township Fire Department was dispatched. tueSdAy, JAnuAry 17 5:12 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance in Loogootee. The subject was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital. 5:44 a.m. - Received a report of a horse in the roadway on S.R. 450, in Dover Hill. 6:43 a.m. - Received another call regarding the horse in Dover Hill. 9:36 a.m. - Received a report of a sighting of a funnel cloud in the Huron area. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department was contacted. 11:14 a.m. - Received several calls regarding a boulder in the roadway on U.S. 50, near Buffalo Bottoms. 11:16 a.m. - Received a request for an ambulance at the Daviess-Martin Medical Clinic. The subject was transported to Daviess Community Hospital. 1:42 p.m. - Received a report of storm damage on Butler Bridge Road. 2:52 p.m. - Received a report of damage to a fire hydrant by a truck. 3:42 p.m. - Received a request for assistance in getting subjects to leave the caller’s residence. 6:11 p.m. - Received a report of a stranded motorist near Woody Lane in the Indian Springs area. 6:30 p.m. - Received a report of cows on U.S. 50 at Max Warren’s curve. 7:33 p.m. - Received a report of a possible break-in at a residence in Loogootee. 7:49 p.m. - Received another call regarding the stranded motorist in Indian Springs. 8:40 p.m. - Received a call regarding a possible impaired driver in the Shoals area. 11:00 p.m. - Received a call regarding rocks in the westbound lane on U.S. 50, near Wabash Trucking. 11:48 p.m. - Received a commercial burglar alarm north of Loogootee.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Martin County Journal
Loogootee Police log Martin County Court News
MondAy, JAnuAry 9 3:18 a.m. - Caller stated she thought someone was trying to break into her house. Sgt. Norris arrived and did not locate anyone. Extra patrol was given. 12:37 p.m. - Female caller requested to speak with an officer regarding possible fraud. 1:54 p.m. - Caller reported damage to a business sign and highway sign near The Junction. Chief Rayhill responded. It appeared a vehicle struck both signs and left the scene. INDOT was notified. 2:32 p.m. - Robert Neely advised of a controlled burn in Redwing Trailer Court. tueSdAy, JAnuAry 10 11:27 a.m. - DCSD reported a 911 hang up in Shaded Estates. Chief Rayhill responded. 2:30 p.m. - A female came on station to report a reckless vehicle on Butcher Boulevard. 3:18 p.m. - Female caller stated a trespasser in a trailer in Sunset Trailer Court. Chief Rayhill arrived and did not locate anyone in the trailer. Deputy Nolan assisted. 3:28 p.m. - Caller requested extra patrol on Park Street. 4:09 p.m. - Caller reported an unlicensed driver. Sgt. Hennette was unable to locate. 5:16 p.m. - First responders were requested on Mulberry Street. 6:02 p.m. - Sgt. Hennette responder to a residential alarm on Brady Street. 7:19 p.m. - Caller requested an officer check on an unsecured residence. Officers checked the residence and everything was okay. 10:25 p.m. - Caller reported a possible intoxicated driver on US 231. Driver was located and checked okay. WedneSdAy, JAnuAry 11 2:05 p.m. - An employee at IGA reported a possible shoplifter. A male wearing a
black coat ran from the store. Chief Rayhill responded. Deputy Nolan assisted. 4:16 p.m. - Female caller requested to speak with an officer regarding a dog. Sgt. Hennette spoke with the caller. tHurSdAy, JAnuAry 12 6:00 p.m. - Caller reported a civil dispute in Sunset Trailer Court. 6:19 p.m. - Caller reported a civil dispute involving a vehicle. Sgt. Hennette spoke with the caller. FrIdAy, JAnuAry 13 Unknown time - Caller reported seatbelt violation near the school. Officer was unable to locate. 3:33 p.m. - Female caller reported being harassed by a male. Caller also requested extra patrol. SAturdAy, JAnuAry 14 2:43 p.m. - Caller reported a vehicle in the road on US 231. 8:30 p.m. - An employee at China Wok called and stated four males left without paying. Sgt. Norris was able to locate four juveniles. Parents were notified. 9:11 p.m. - Caller reported a possible intoxicated driver on Hwy 50. 9:16 p.m. - Caller reported a domestic dispute on North Line Street. Sgt. Norris responded. 9:33 p.m. - Caller requested to speak with an officer regarding a protective order. SundAy, JAnuAry 15 2:10 a.m. - Caller reported a domestic dispute on North Line Street. Sgt. Norris responded. 1:10 p.m. - Female caller requested to speak with an officer regarding harassing text messages. 6:02 p.m. - Bailey Anderson reported a theft from her vehicle while parked at Ruler. Sgt. Norris completed a case report. 6:20 p.m. - Caller reported a domestic dispute on North Street. Sgt. Norris responded.
Martin County accident reports MondAy, JAnuAry 9 9:30 a.m. - Rebbecca J. Chestnut was operating a 2007 Ford and stopped at the stoplight at Chuckles. Tamra L. Hampton, of Loogootee, was operating a 2004 Ford and was behind the Chestnut vehicle. Hampton’s vehicle struck the rear of the Chestnut vehicle. No injuries were reported. Chief Rayhill investigated. 3:25 p.m. - Matthew K. Lark, of Loogootee, was operating a 2004 Jeep and attempting to cross US 231 from Williams Street when he pulled into the path of a 2000 GMC operated by Merle A. Davis Jr., of Bloomfield. No injuries were reported. Chief Rayhill investigated. tHurSdAy, JAnuAry 12 11:00 a.m. - Ada M. Graber, of Montgomery, was operating a 94 Plymouth and backing up in the post office parking lot when she backed into a 2006 Dodge operated by Rodney Divine, of Washington. No injuries were reported. Captain Akles investigated. SAturdAy, JAnuAry 14 7:45 a.m. - Cindy Cunningham, of Loogootee, was operating a 97 Chevy on Broadway Street. At this time, Cunningham went to turn onto SW 2nd Street and struck
a 2005 Chevy operated by Travis Bullock, of Loogootee. No injuries were reported. Captain Akles investigated. SAturdAy, JAnuAry 14 12:58 p.m. - Janice Riley, 64, of Williams, was southbound on S.R. 450 in a 2010 Ford Fusion. She was just south of Tommy George Road when her vehicle struck a deer that was present in the roadway. The damage to Riley’s vehicle was to the entire front end. She was able to drive her vehicle from the scene. The investigating officer was Sergeant Keith Keller, assisted by Indiana Conservation Officer Tony Mann.
Jail bookings MondAy, JAnuAry 9 10:24 p.m. - George O’Connor, 56, of Loogootee, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. SAturdAy, JAnuAry 14 3:20 a.m. - Patrick Hill, 22, of Bedford was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. 11:04 p.m. - Patty Tolbert, 37, of Shoals, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated and child neglect.
Persons listed on criminals charges are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. CrIMInAL Court new Charges Filed January 4 Timothy M. Clark, operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more, a Class C Misdemeanor. Robert J. Alspaugh, illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage, a Class C Misdemeanor. James E. Cook, battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class D Felony. Joshua A. Phillips, resisting law enforcement, a Class A Misdemeanor; contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class A Misdemeanor; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D Felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Class D Felony; unlawful possession of syringe, a Class D Felony. January 5 Eric James King, operating a vehicle as an habitual traffic violator, a Class D Felony; false informing, a Class B Misdemeanor. January 10 Donald L. Gibson, criminal trespass, a Class A Misdemeanor. Isabella E. Goodpaster, operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more, a Class C Misdemeanor. Michael E. Richards, operating a vehicle as an habitual traffic violator, a Class D Felony; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C Misdemeanor; operating a vehicle while intoxicated refusal to submit to test, a Class D Felony. Robert J. Hawkins, public intoxication, a Class B Misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor. January 11 Brian E. Clifton, public intoxication, a Class B Misdemeanor. Robert N. Wraley, operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more, a Class C Misdemeanor. CrIMInAL ConVICtIonS And SentenCIng January 10 Isabella E. Goodpaster, convicted of operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more, a Class C Misdemeanor. Sentenced to serve 60 days in the Martin County Security Center with 58 suspended and credit for one day previously served including day for day good time credit for each day of actual incarceration. Defendant received 11 months of probation. CrIMInAL CHArgeS dISMISSed January 5 Richard C. Hopkins, operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, a Class C Misdemeanor, dismissed. CIVIL Court new Suits Filed January 5 Eric James King vs. Ashley Mary Jo King, petition for dissolution of marriage. January 6 Wells Fargo Bank vs. Bernie E. Burns,
real estate transfer Kimberly underhill Johnson, as the personal representative of the Estate of Paul J. Underhill, of Daviess County, Indiana to Wagler Property group, LLC, of Martin County, Indiana, Lot Number 27 in Keck’s Addition to the City of Loogootee, Indiana. Except 15 feet of even width off of the south side thereof.
Bernard E. Holt, and Shirley J. Holt, mortgage foreclosure. Erie Insurance Exchange vs. Paul E. Sanders, civil plenary. January 8 Brenda Gokey vs. Kenneth Gokey, petition for dissolution of marriage. January 9 Donna Faye Combs vs. Bradley Scott Combs, Sr., petition for dissolution of marriage. January 10 Stephen J. MacKinnon vs. Julie A. MacKinnon, petition for dissolution of marriage. CIVIL Court JudgMentS January 2 Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Asset Acquisition Group, LLC and against the defendant Gregory Halcomb in the amount of $37,806.26. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff American Express Travel and against the defendant Raydar and Associates in the amount of $24,378.81. Judgment in favor of the plaintiff Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and against the defendant Margaret A. Shubert, civil plenary in the amount of $10,312.75. SMALL CLAIMS Court new Filings January 4 Seth Thomas vs. Adam Couch, complaint. January 9 Amanda Bockheim vs. Karl T. Bockheim, complaint. SMALL CLAIMS JudgMentS January 11 Judgment in favor of the plaintiff White River Co-Op and against the defendant Rick Sergent in the amount of $1,439.42. trAFFIC tICKetS PAId January 4 – January 10 Kathryn Angela, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, speeding 65 in a 50, $120. Morris Butler, Dubois, federal motor carrier safety regulation violation, $120. Nathan Cross, Bowling Green, speeding 68 in a 55, $120. Kimberly Daniels, Celina, Tennessee, speeding 65 in a 50, $120. Daniel Dixon, Orleans, failure of occupant to use seatbelt, $25. Dakota Dukes, Shoals, failure of occupant to use seatbelt, $25. John Gore, Shoals, failure of occupant to use seatbelt, $25. Robert Hewitt, Indianapolis, speeding 65 in a 50, $120. Sherri Holt, Washington, speeding 73 in a 55, $125. Josef Landry, Bedford, speeding 70 in a 55, $120. Heather Machida, Chandler, speeding 65 in a 50, $120. Brandee Owen, Shoals, failure of occupant to use seatbelt, $25. Nathan Roach, Shoals, speeding 76 in a 50, $125. Patrick Scott, Holton, speeding 65 in a 50, $120. Kamilah Suggs, Evansville, speeding 65 in a 55, $120. Patricia Sutton, Mitchell, speeding 74 in a 55, $125. Arlen Swartzentruber, Corsicana, Texas, speeding 72 in a 55, $125. Ryan Taylor, Edwardsville, Illinois, speeding 65 in a 50, $120. Scott Truelove, Shoals, speeding 66 in a 50, $125.
Martin County Journal
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Calendar of Events Chamber meetings The Martin County Chamber of Commerce will not meet in January. The annual dinner will take the place of the meeting during the month of February. The date for the annual dinner is Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the community building. The next monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 at noon at Stoll’s Lakeview Restaurant. election Board meeting The Martin County Election Board will meet Thursday, January 19 at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ room at the courthouse. They will be discussing combining polling sites in order to cut costs. The public is invited. Humane society meetings The Martin County Humane Society meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Loogootee Municipal Building, at 7 p.m. To
become a member, contact Martin County Humane Society, P. O. Box 537, Shoals, Indiana 47581, call Don at 296-0952. youth football meetings Martin County Youth Football League meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Pizza Junction at 7 p.m. Questions, call Audrey Robinson at 295-4773. tourism meetings The MCCC Tourism Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Martin County Community Learning Center on the fairgrounds. Soil and Water meetings The Martin County SWCD meets the third Monday of the month at the SWCD office located at Martin County Learning Center. Office hours for the district are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays except Thursdays when it is closed. Visit www.martinswcd. com or call at 295-3149.
-Photo provided Camp Illiana was awarded $5,000 for installing heating/air conditioning in the dining hall. theresa Showalter, daviess-Martin County reMC administrative assistant, presents the check to Larry green, left, Camp Illiana advancement director and david Bean, camp executive director.
deadline for region 8 art grants set operation round up year in review
The Community Foundation of Bloomington & Monroe County, on behalf of Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus, announced the deadline for the 2012-2013 Region 8 grant cycle for the Indiana Arts Commission’s Regional Initiative Grants. Applications for two categories of grants will be accepted in Region 8: Arts Project Support (APS) – APS grants are designed to support new and existing arts projects and activities produced or presented by an Indiana non-profit organization. The objective is to provide general public access to quality arts and cultural activities, with special attention to underserved communities, and to provide general public access to educational opportunities where Indiana citizens of all ages can learn about and experience different art forms and participate in arts activities. Arts Operating Support I (AOS I) – AOS I is specifically geared to Indiana arts and cultural organizations with budgets of $250,000 or less. *AOS II applications are not open for FY2013. Any organization applying for funding in the Arts Project Support (APS) and Arts Organization Support I (AOS I) categories must submit an electronic application to the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) by March 5, 2012. Grant application guidelines will be available for download from www.ivytech.edu/bloomington by January 16. Ivy Tech has initiated a partnership with the Community Foundation of Bloomington & Monroe County as IAC’s Region 8 grant administrator. Anyone needing assistance
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In the past year, Daviess-Martin County REMC members have donated more than $33,321.00 to their community through the Operation Round Up program. As the program enters its ninth year, member participation is still going strong. One of the cooperative principles is their concern for communities, and they feel a strong responsibility to the people in their service territory that goes beyond simply providing reliable, economical power. That is why Daviess-Martin County REMC implemented Operation Round Up, a program that allows members to round up their bills to the next highest dollar with the money going into the Daviess-Martin REMC Community Fund, Inc. The program was designed to gather voluntary contributions from members to assist people or organizations in the communities served by the cooperative with medical care or equipment, food, clothing, housing, etc. These contributions are not used to pay electric or gas bills, nor will they be used for political contributions. On average, REMC members contribute approximately $6 a year to the fund. Currently 78 percent of the cooperative’s members have chosen to participate in the voluntary program. Operation Round Up can make a difference for many community organizations and needy individuals. Daviess-Martin County REMC wishes to thank everyone who has contributed to the program to make Operation Round Up a continued
success. Operation Round Up funds donated by Daviess-Martin REMC Community Fund, Inc.: Shoals Elementary Special Needs Preschool - $700 Mental Health America of Daviess County, IN - 500 Martin County 4-H Council - $2,500 Williams Volunteer Fire Department $2,500 North Daviess Community Schools Recycle for Revitalization Program - $1,925 The New U.S. Ministry - $500 Travis Burkhart Foundation - $1,000 Martin County Toy Store - $1,000 Hoosier Trails Council Boy Scouts of America - $1,000 Daviess County Partnership – CONNECTIONS - $966 Frank Roberts Youth League – Special Forces - $4,000 Mitchell Church of Christ, Bread of Life (Food Pantry) - $3,900 RSVP Program of Daviess County Indiana, Inc., DBA – RSVP Volunteer Ctr $1,332 Pregnancy Care Center - $2,000 Purdue University/Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service - $300 Four Rivers Resource Services, Inc $860 Martin County Council on Aging - $2,138 Camp Illiana - $5,000 Southwest Indiana PowerHouse - $1,200 Total Donations for 2011 - $33,321
Homeless by Choice tour comes to Washington Antioch Christian Church in Washington presents Roy Juarez, Jr., My Bag My Home Homeless by Choice, on Wednesday, January 25 at 6 p.m. Roy Juarez, Jr. went from being a homeless teenager at the age of 14 to being a college graduate from Hardin Simmons University and president and founder of America’s Business Leaders - a human development company. Roy is now
homeless again, by choice, as he travels around the country reaching out to young people sharing his inspirational story. The Antioch Christian Church is located at 3007 East US Hwy 50, Washington. The event is free but donations are accepted to help with the tour. Refreshments will be served immediately following the presentation.
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The Martin County Humane Society has a lab mix, Zoey, at right, up for adoption. She is around 9 months old, very sweet, and very, very playful. Also up for adoption is this nice looking female basset hound, above. Call Don at 296-0952 if interested.
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Week in review at the Messmer Report Indiana general Assembly The By District 63 State Representative
The second regular session of the 117th Indiana General Assembly is underway. Legislators returned to the Statehouse January 4 to begin what is typically referred to as the “short” session, which must adjourn by midnight on March 14. Legislative activities moved into high gear quickly. Republican leaders, who hold majority control of both chambers, have made the passage of contentious “right to work” legislation their top priority this session. Other issues under consideration include a statewide smoking ban, a crackdown on human trafficking, and education initiatives such as changes to the school voucher process enacted last year. This brief summary highlights some of the legislative undertakings thus far. Battle over labor representation continues With thousands of protestors filling the Statehouse halls voicing their opposition to anti-labor proposals, Republicans continue their push this session for “right to work” legislation. Similar legislation disrupted session last year and died in the House of Representatives. This session two identical bills, one in each chamber, are being fasttracked through the legislative process. The bills essentially would allow workers to not pay union fees, even if the unions represent them in salary and benefit negotiations. Proponents, mostly business groups and conservative Republicans, argue the legislation would lead to job growth by making Indiana more competitive in bringing in out-of-state businesses. Opponents, including Democrats and union members, say the legislation would lead to lower wages and fewer employment benefits for Hoosiers. Senate Bill (SB) 269 has been approved by the Republican-controlled Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor, and the Republican-controlled House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions approved House Bill (HB) 1001 during a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes. In both committee hearings, the committee chairs refused to allow the consideration of any amendments. The bills now advance to their respective chamber for further deliberation by the full body. Human trafficking Lawmakers are working to toughen and close loopholes in Indiana’s human trafficking law. SB 4 provides that recruiting, harboring, or transporting another person to participate in sexual conduct by force, threat of force, or fraud constitutes human trafficking. Among other provisions, the measure provides that a person who recruits, harbors, or transports a child less than 16 years of age with the intent of engaging the child in forced labor, involuntary servitude, prostitution, or sexual conduct commits promotion of human trafficking of a minor, a Class B felony punishable by six to 20 years in prison. The bill has already been approved by the Senate by a unanimous vote and speedy action is expected in the House to ensure passage before this year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis. According to committee testimony, human trafficking is estimated to be a $32 billion industry worldwide, affecting nearly 12.3 million adults and children, making it the second largest crime business in the world. Unfortunately, human traffickers are expected to be among the 100,000 people due to gather in Indianapolis for this year’s Super Bowl as previous host cities have experienced a spike in this type of criminal activity in the days surrounding this event. Veteran benefits Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation and Veteran Affairs advanced several bills to the full Senate including SB 31, which would extend the period that a qualified service member or dependent may be eligible to re-
ceive assistance from the Military Family Relief Fund from one year to three years. In addition, the bill provides that a member of the Indiana National Guard may be eligible to receive assistance from this fund if the member is activated for state duty. Another bill, SB 253, gained approval and would allow state universities to adopt a policy to award educational credit to servicemen and women who have successfully completed military training and classes. Also, the bill provides that an occupational or professional licensure board shall issue a license, certificate, registration, or permit to a military service applicant or military spouse who meets certain requirements. According to committee testimony, Indiana’s unemployment rate among veterans is 24.9 percent. These bills are now eligible for consideration by the full Senate. Criminal issues Members of the Senate Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters have advanced several proposals to the full Senate including SB 6, which would remove a provision in state law that makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a person to manufacture, possess, display, offer, sell, lend, give away, or purchase certain knives with blades that open automatically. These knives are commonly referred to as switchblades. This bill now moves to the full Senate. Also, the committee approved SB 11 which would make attending an animal fighting contest in the state a Class D felony. Testimony revealed that Indiana’s law regarding animal fighting is less strict than laws in surrounding states, and that these events attract drugs, gambling and weapons. SB 11 seeks to increase the penalty for spectatorship and hopefully eliminate this activity in Indiana. State of the State Address Included in Governor Daniel’s eighth and final State of the State Address was a legislative agenda that he suggested the General Assembly approve this year. He called on lawmakers to pass a statewide smoking ban, cut the required number of credit hours for some college programs, provide additional compensation to the victims of the State Fair tragedy, reform local government and, regarding the one issue that has severely divided Republicans and Democrats - push through “right to work” legislation. Democrats expressed disappointment that the governor has chosen to end his tenure on a negative note by supporting a proposal that will drive down wages and clearly divides Hoosiers. In addition, Democrats pointed out that the governor failed to present a plan to improve Indiana’s economy or to create jobs. Thousands of protesters filled the Statehouse during the governor’s speech to speak out against the “right to work” proposal. Upcoming Senate deadlines January 13 - Deadline for Senate bills to be assigned to Senate committees January 26 - Deadline for Senate committees to hear Senate bills February 1 - Deadline for Senate to hear Senate bills To stay informed about bills moving through the General Assembly or to track legislation, log on to www.in.gov/legislative. From this site, you can also watch House and Senate committee hearings and session floor debate. Visit the Senator’s web site at www.in.gov/s48 and subscribe to receive periodic e-mails about action taken on major issues. Senate Democrats offer upto-date information at www.SenateDemocrats.IN.gov and also provide multimedia updates on daily activities in the Senate at The Briefing Room - and Twitter updates at @INSenDems.
Mark Messmer Working for a safer, more prosperous Indiana Although this is a short Legislative Session, we in the General Assembly are busy working on many important issues that will help strengthen Indiana. Some proposals now under consideration include tougher human trafficking laws, a statewide smoking ban, and a fairer sales tax. While everyone is proud to host the Super Bowl in Indiana, such large crowds also attract human sex traffickers. According to the United Nations, human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal activities in the world. Senate Bill (SB) 4 clarifies the definition of sex trafficking and increases the length of prison sentences to ensure these criminals could be prosecuted. SB 4 has passed the Senate and is now scheduled for action in the House. Another bill getting extra attention due to the Super Bowl is the statewide smoking ban. House Bill (HB) 1149 introduces a statewide smoking ban in public areas and indoor places of employment. HB 1149 passed out of the House Public Health Com-
mittee earlier this week, and will now be considered by the full House. I’ve supported the smoking bans that have passed out of the House in previous sessions, and I look forward to discussing this issue on the floor. On January 9, the online retailer Amazon.com agreed to begin collecting sales taxes on purchases starting in 2014. HB 1119 would apply this sales tax to all online retailers, leveling the playing field for retailers with physical stores. Fair competition among retailers would protect the jobs of tens of thousands of retail employees across Indiana. The House Ways and Means Committee will be hearing HB 1119. These three bills represent only a fraction of the work we’re doing at the Statehouse, but I believe they demonstrate our commitment to a safer, healthier, more prosperous Indiana. I’m eager to hear your thoughts on this legislation or any other issues facing Indiana. If you would like to contact me, I can be reached by phone at 1-800-382-9841 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I wish you and your family a happy and safe weekend in this winter weather.
Sen. Lawson’s bill to eliminate nepotism in Indiana government passes out of committee Members of the Senate Committee on Local Government voted 9-0 last Wednesday in favor of legislation authored by Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) to eliminate nepotism at all levels of Indiana government. Senate Bill 170 would prohibit an individual from serving in a direct supervisory role over a family member within any government unit. The legislation does grandfather those individuals employed prior to July 1, 2012 unless the person has a break in employment from the government unit. It also specifies that a volunteer firefighter or a precinct election officer is not considered employment by a unit of government. “It’s time Indiana removed the cloud of impropriety that arises each time an elected official uses taxpayer dollars to pay a family member salary,” Lawson said. “I believe this legislation is fair for all and will help make
Indiana government more accountable.” Lawson’s legislation would also require public employees elected to serve on an executive or fiscal body of the county, city, town or township that oversees their agencies to decide if they want to remain an employee of that unit or begin their term as an elected official. “By making this adjustment, we can help ensure trust in local government by eliminating conflicts of interest that could arise when a public employee serves as an elected official and makes decisions on things like budgets and office policies they will directly benefit from,” Lawson said. SB 170 now heads to the full Senate for further action. Hoosiers can get a full, updated copy of the legislation online by visiting www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/ billinfo?year=2012&session=1&request=ge tBill&docno=170
Waterman introduces cursive writing bill State Sen. John Waterman (R-Shelburn) announced he will introduce legislation he co-authored that calls for cursive writing to be included in students education infrastructure. Senate Bill 83, authored by Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will mandate all school corporations integrate cursive writing back into their curriculum. In the past, cursive writing was part of school programs, but lately has not been considered mandatory. “While we want our schools to teach new and exciting things to keep pace in today’s modern world, it’s hard to foresee a time when the ability to write one’s name or compose a letter will become obsolete,” Waterman said. “I believe cursive writing is
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~LetterS to tHe edItor~ ‘Let’s now remove eight zeros and pretend it’s a household budget’
To the editor of the Martin County Journal, A year ago I wrote about the U.S. debt being $14.2 Trillion explaining it by comparing it to a person’s yearly salary. Today that debt is $15.2 trillion and the president wants another $1.2 trillion. Congress still has not passed a budget in two years because they can’t agree on budget cuts. U.S. Tax revenue - $2,300,000,000,000 Fed budget - $3,600,000,000,000 New debt - $1,300,000,000,000 National debt - $15,200,000,000,000 Recent budget cuts - $ 38,500,000,000 Let’s now remove eight zeros and pretend it’s a household budget: Annual family income - $23,000 Money the family spent - $36,000 New debt on the credit card - $13,000 Outstanding balance on the credit card $152,200 Total budget cuts - $385 Wanda Harding Shoals
‘A more rounded way to gauge Congress’ To the editor of the Martin County Journal, I suspect that most members of Congress will want to forget the year that just ended. The institution that symbolizes our democracy finished 2011 plumbing depths of unpopularity it has never experienced before. Its low approval ratings set records — suggesting, as Gallup put it, “that 2011 will be remembered as the year in which the American public lost much of any remaining faith in the men and women they elect and send off to Washington to represent them.” The poor jobs picture, the lurching from one brink-of-disaster deadline to the next, the polarization that keeps the parties from working together, the widespread sense that Congress is so dysfunctional it cannot meet the nation’s challenges — all play a role. So, I believe, does the nation’s political polarization: Whatever action Congress takes, some large portion of the electorate will disagree with it. These are all valid ways of judging Congress, but they are not the only way. Every year, the Center on Congress at Indiana University polls a group of congressional scholars on how they think the institution is doing, and one of the challenges we face
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is devising a set of questions that meaningfully probe Congress’s performance. It’s not as easy as you’d think. The historic mission of the Congress has been to maintain freedom, a goal whose achievement is impossible to measure in a year’s — or even a few years’ — time. Moreover, a well-functioning Congress has to operate on many fronts: as the legislative body representing a diverse nation, as a counter-balance to the President, as an overseer of the federal bureaucracy, as a forger of policy, as two separate institutions (Senate and House) that have to find common ground and uphold processes that allow each one to perform effectively. In other words, you have to look deeply at how Congress is operating in order to get a well-rounded picture. The first of Congress’s responsibilities is to protect its constitutional role as a strong, coequal branch of government. It must stand apart from and serve as a check upon the excesses of presidential power. So how well is it safeguarding its powers from presidential encroachment? Does it live up to its proper role in determining the federal budget? How’s it doing at oversight of the executive branch? Is it generating meaningful, politically sustainable policy alternatives, or just sitting back and letting the White House take all the political risks? Does it set the national agenda, or act timidly? And does it safeguard the war powers assigned it by the Constitution? Its second great role is to represent the American people. This means making sure that all voices get a fair hearing and that diverse viewpoints play a part in crafting initiatives — all while safeguarding institutional practices that allow legislation to move forward in a timely manner. Just as important, does Congress spend its time on key issues facing the country, or instead let itself get diverted by partisan concerns or by issues of importance only to wellheeled special interests? Third, in a country as politically and demographically varied as ours, negotiation and compromise are key to crafting legislation that can enjoy broad political support. To gauge whether Congress is following sound process, you would want to know several things. Are its leaders capable of working hard to forge a consensus? If they can’t, do conflicts over legislation represent substantive differences, or mere political game-playing? Does it balance careful deliberation with making decisions? Does it protect the rights of the minority and allow all points to be heard? Is it transparent — so that its members can be held accountable for their actions? Fourth, does Congress set sufficiently high standards for its individual members? That means keeping excessive partisanship in check and making sure its members are behaving ethically. Are members well-educated on the issues they must decide and capable of educating their constituents on them — in substantive ways, not with platitudes? And finally, how strong is the connection of members of Congress to their constituents back home? Do they understand their constituents and try to represent them in Washington? Do they make themselves accessible in a variety of settings, and speak out for their communities at times of need? Do they listen well and are they closely attuned to the core needs and interests of the people they represent? All of these questions add up to how well Congress represents the interests of the American people, and as always, it does better on some than on others. Despite its obvious troubles, the picture is not entirely bleak. And I can’t help but believe that the more well-rounded our understanding of where Congress falls short and where it performs well, the better we can hold it to account. Lee Hamilton Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
New Beginnings Church W eekly M essage
By ernIe CAneLL Pastor, New Beginnings Church It only takes a little Matthew 14:13-21 If you are a person that is far from God, whether you are a professed Christian or someone who just lives their everyday life without the consideration of who God is, you would be glad if you understood what God wants to do with your life. In the Story of the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus wanted to show how He wants us to do something that is far beyond what we can think is possible for us to do. He has a task for everyone. First, is to know how much He cares. Jesus had compassion on the people who were following Him and didn’t want to send them away. He wanted the disciples to feed them. But they only looked at where they were at, how much money they had and how big the problem was. The task was humongous. Sometimes the task God gives us is way beyond our capacity. But God wants to show us that He is more than able to handle every situation. He is able to take the little we have and multiply it, so that the task is not only able to be completed but there will be an abundance left. He took 5 loaves and 2 fish and blessed them, thanked God for what they had, gave them back to the disciples and took care of the need. God likes to do that with us, if we will trust Him, thank Him for what He has already given us, He will give it back to us in abundance. It might be your life, your fam-
ily, your job, your relationships, whatever it might be, if you will trust God for your life and thank Him for what you have, He will take it and fill the need you have. We don’t thank God for the little things. It’s like the man who complained that he had no shoes till he seen the man with no feet. Too often we compare ourselves to someone else and think why can’t I have what they have, and we forget what we already have. But God wants to show us there is so much He can accomplish if we first give it to Him, know that He will use and multiply it and that through that, the task will be fulfilled and there will be plenty of leftovers. And leftovers are great when you are hungry. So maybe you are reading this and you feel like you are far away from God. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. He wants to have compassion on you and do awesome things with whatever little you have. At New Beginnings Community Church we are planning an audacious year. (My new word for this year, lol). God is going to take the little we have and fulfill many needs. Come join in the journey that God has planned, 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning is our praise time. Coming up is our Valentine dinner and movie, open to the public on February 10th at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available from any member of the church or at Printing Express. If you want to reconnect with God, call Pastor Ernie at 709-0258. Remember it only takes a little for God to do great things!
twin rivers to enroll students Twin Rivers will be visiting the area schools to highlight their program offerings for next school year (2012 – 2013) starting the week of January 30th. While at the schools, the instructors will explain their programs and answer questions for sophomore and juniors who can enroll in the programs. All of the Twin Rivers courses offer college credit for those interested. In addition some courses on the Vincennes University campus are open for enrollment in the technology area. An entire listing of programs can be found on the Twin Rivers web site: www.twinriversarea.org If a student might be interested in any of the programs, they should attend the presentation at their school. Every sophomore and junior should have received correspondence about the Twin Rivers staff visitation. An open house for prospective students and parents in Automotive Service Tech , Building Trades and Health Careers will be Thursday, February 16, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at
each of the classrooms. Current students and the instructor will be available for questions concerning the program during the open house. For students living in Daviess, Knox or Martin County the addresses for the programs are: Automotive Service Tech, 215 W South Street, Washington Building Trades, 4393 Horrall Road, Washington Health Careers, 1401 Memorial Ave, Washington Applications for Twin Rivers are due to the high school counselor by Friday, February 24. The applications may be picked up at the counselor’s office or on the Twin Rivers web site www.twinriversarea.org Twin Rivers will be at the following schools on Monday, January 30: Washington, Barr Reeve, Loogootee, and North Daviess On Wednesday, February 1: Lincoln, South Knox, and North Knox
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Martin County Journal
Changes to urban deer Zones are now in effect The new deer rule changes that the Natural Resources Commission gave final adoption to this fall are now in effect. This means that the 2011 Urban Deer Zone season has been extended until January 31, 2012. Here is a summary of additional changes to the Urban Deer Zone: * The urban deer zone season now lasts from September 15 through January 31. (Previously, the urban deer zone ended the first Sunday in January). * A new urban deer zone license is required and replaces the old requirements of needing an extra archery license, bonus antlerless, or regular archery license. The resident urban deer zone license is $24 and the nonresident urban deer zone license is $150. Resident youth hunt/trap, lifetime comprehensive hunting, or lifetime comprehensive hunting and fishing license or those exempt from needing a license, do not need to purchase urban deer zone licenses. * The urban deer zone in Lake and Porter counties now includes the entire county. * Hunters that are using an urban deer zone license must harvest at least one antlerless deer before harvesting an antlered deer with an urban deer zone license; a.k.a, “earn-a-buck.” The earn-abuck program only applies to the urban deer zone season. * Crossbows can now be used during the urban deer zone season. The bag limit for the urban deer zone remains the same at 4 antlerless deer (one per license), or with the new “earn-a-buck,” 3 antlerless deer and 1 antlered deer (one per license). Urban deer zones were established to
provide hunters opportunities to harvest deer in specified areas in addition to regular bag limits. Urban deer zones are for archery and crossbow hunting only. This provision does not override any local ordinances restricting bow and arrow or crossbow use. What does this mean for the remainder of the 2011 Urban Deer Zone Season? Here are some scenarios that should help hunters determine license requirements and harvest regulations for the remainder of the 2011 Urban Deer Zone season, which ends January 31, 2012. Scenario 1 - if a hunter has already harvested an antlered deer in an urban deer zone this season (September 15, 2011 – January 31, 2012), all the hunter can harvest thru January 31 would be antlerless deer in an urban deer zone; assuming the hunter has not reached the bag limit for the urban deer zone. Scenario 2 – if a hunter hasn’t harvested an urban zone antlered deer and has already harvested an urban zone antlerless deer during the 2011 urban zone deer season, the hunter has already met the “earn-a-buck” requirement. The hunter can harvest one urban zone antlered deer thru January 31 in an urban deer zone. Scenario 3 – if a hunter hasn’t harvested any urban zone deer this season, the hunter must harvest an antlerless deer in an urban deer zone prior to harvesting an antlered deer in an urban deer zone. Urban Deer Zones are: •Lake County •Porter County •Vanderburgh County •Fort Wayne – the portion of Allen County within the bounds of Interstate 69
and Indiana 469. •Indianapolis – all of Marion County, Hendricks County east of Indiana 267; southeast portion of Boone County bounded by Indiana 267, Interstate 65, Indiana 32; and the portion of Hamilton County south of Indiana 32. •Lafayette – the portion of Tippecanoe County north of Indiana 28. •Michigan City – the portion of LaPorte
County north of Interstate 94. •Warsaw – the portion of Kosciusko County within the corporate limits of Warsaw. All other deer rule changes that went into effect on January 1, 2012 can be found at http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2362.htm. This information will be summarized and included in the Hunting Guide that will come out later this summer (June/July).
officers give ice safety reminder Indiana conservation officers are asking the public to please use caution when approaching Indiana’s frozen waterways. Many Hoosiers enjoy winter sports such as ice fishing and ice skating but caution should be used before taking that first step onto the ice. Ice anglers, skaters, and especially children see a frozen pond as part of a great way to spend a winter’s day. Lack of ice safety knowledge can lead to tragedy. To start, there is no such thing as safe ice just some ice is safer than other ice. Four inches of new ice is a good place to start and generally, the thicker the ice the stronger it gets. But, there are many things that can affect ice strength no matter how thick it is: -Warmer temperatures, snow on top that can insulate and cause the ice to weaken, -Underground streams causing warmer water to rise to the underside of the ice. -Rain. -Running water beneath the ice. -Wind changes. -Weight distribution. -Fluctuating water levels in flooded areas that can cause ice to crack.
So each individual, before he/she decides to take that first step out onto the ice, should do their homework and learn to read the conditions that are present at the time. There are many different sources such as outdoor sports magazines that can supply safety tips and good information and don’t overlook the experience from other outdoor people that have learned over the years how to deal with ice. Even something as simple as wearing a lifejacket can provide both buoyancy and warmth in case of an accident. The dangers of hypothermia and drowning are ever present. Indiana conservation officers are seeing ice covered bodies of water throughout the state. With weekend gatherings and children out of school for snow days, a frozen pond in the back yard might be an added bonus to their winter recreation or be part of a tragedy if care is not taken. Ice sports can be a wonderful way to spend a winter day as long as you are prepared. Remember there is no safe ice, just some ice is safer than other ice and if you want to be 100 percent sure, stay off the ice completely.
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Mrs. Hawkins’ 4th grade Class at Shoals presented “the reform of Benjamin Scrimp”. those shown in the picture are Shana troutman, Kaley Payne, Sage Harker, dalton roush, Brayden Souerdike, Bryce Baker, Max Fischer, and Clay Brett. the students did a great job performing the play!
Shoals Jr./Sr. High School Honor roll terM 1 - grAdIng PerIod 3 SeVentH grAde All A’s: Ashley Mullins and Alex Tedrow Distinguished Honor Roll: Allison Boyd, Mykaela Peterson and Keylee Tow Honor Roll: Makaya Baylis, Rusty Bonham, Ashley Boyd, Christopher Cushman, Quinton Floyd, Kelsie Graves, Marissa Hampton, Jessica Montgomery, Kaci Norman, Aulbrey Schlaegel, Jonathan Sullivan, and Autumn Terry eIgHtH grAde All A’s: Allison Albright, Britney Cooper, Logan Harker, Megan Hawkins, Ashley Phillips, Corbyn Sipes, Reva Troutman, and Dawn Wright Distinguished Honor Roll: Tyrell Brett, Kaden Butler, and Christina Hovis Honor Roll: Taylor Atkison, Julie Dorsey, Jasmine Gates, Steven Hammack, Damion Hart, Victoria Mills, David Qualkenbush, Jessica Ryan, Michael Sorrells, Aundie Tinkle, Danielle Whaley, and Alex Wininger nIntH grAde All A’s: Logan Albright and Josey Waggoner Distinguished Honor Roll: Ashley Montgomery and Holly Self Honor Roll: Johnny Arnett, Brittany Bauernfiend, Audrey Bowers, Haylie Brace, Kyle Courtright, Amanda Grafton, Kylee Hardwick, Eilis Haviland, Michael Hawkins, Austin Jones, Grady Key, Dakota Newkirk, Kelsey Sellers, Qiying Song, Akela Wells, and Alexis Young tentH grAde All A’s: Robin Hamby and Nicole Harder Distinguished Honor Roll: Cole Hovis Honor Roll: Erica Bratton, Ariel Hert, Hannah Land, Tyler McGuire, Sistoria Neeley, Kandi Tichenor, Briana Wagler, and Jessica Walker eLeVentH grAde All A’s: Whitney Albright and Emily Richardson Distinguished Honor Roll: Amberly Albright, Tristan Bennington, Jessica Courtright, Austin Kimmel, Brittani Land, Jennifer Montgomery, Ramona Simmons, and Clayton Tow Honor Roll: Megan Abel, Kayla Butler, Jeffery Dorsey, Lezlie Hart, Ethan Jones, Katie Payne, and Jon Sherfick tWeLFtH grAde All A’s: Rachel Harder Distinguished Honor Roll: Victoria Bauer, Zachary Cook, Denise Cornett, Audra Deckard, Grace LaMar, Megan Sanders, Jacob Stoner, and Darek Turpin Honor Roll: Tanner Abel, Dakotah Asbell, Austin Bailey, Chelsey Baker, Alex Bauernfiend, Michaela Brockman, Alanna Dawley, MacKenzie Graves, Kelsey Hardwick, Brian Hert, Mackenzie Jones, Courtney Kender, Sasha Mains, Miranda Mullins, Austin Myers, and Audrey Sorrells terM 1 – grAdIng PerIod FInAL SeVentH grAde
All A’s: Ashley Mullins and Alex Tedrow Distinguished Honor Roll: Rusty Bonham, Allison Boyd, Jessica Montgomery, Kaci Norman, and Mykaela Peterson Honor Roll: Makaya Baylis, Ashley Boyd, Christopher Cushman, Quinton Floyd, Kelsie Graves, Marissa Hampton, Aulbrey Schlaegel, Jonathan Sullivan, Autumn Terry, Keylee Tow, and Dylan Way eIgHtH grAde All A’s: Allison Albright, Britney Cooper, Logan Harker, Megan Hawkins, Corbyn Sipes, Reva Troutman, Dawn Wright Distinguished Honor Roll: Tyrell Brett, Christina Hovis, and Ashley Phillips Honor Roll: Taylor Atkison, Zachary Bleemel, Kaden Butler, Julie Dorsey, Jasmine Gates, Steven Hammack, Damion Hart, Victoria Mills, David Qualkenbush, Jessica Ryan, Michael Sorrells, Aundie Tinkle, Danielle Whaley, and Alex Wininger nIntH grAde All A’s: Logan Albright, Holly Self, and Josey Waggoner Distinguished Honor Roll: Brittany Bauernfiend and Ashley Montgomery Honor Roll: Audrey Bowers, Haylie Brace, Kyle Courtright, Amanda Grafton, Kylee Hardwick, Jordan Haviland, Michael Hawkins, Austin Jones, Grady Key, Ashley McDonald, Dakota Newkirk, Kelsey Sellers, Akela Wells, and Alexis Young tentH grAde All A’s: Robin Hamby and Nicole Harder Distinguished Honor Roll: Cole Hovis Honor Roll: Erica Bratton, Luke Brett, Ariel Hert, Hannah Land, Tyler McGuire, Dakota Mullins, Sistoria Neeley, Ashley Payne, Kandi Tichenor, Briana Wagler, and Jessica Walker eLeVentH grAde All A’s: Whitney Albright and Emily Richardson Distinguished Honor Roll: Amberly Albright, Tristan Bennington, Jessica Courtright, Jennifer Montgomery, and Ramona Simmons Honor Roll: Megan Abel, Matthew Bruner, Jonathan Butcher, Kayla Butler, Lezlie Hart, Ethan Jones, Austin Kimmel, Brittani Land, Courtney Overfield, Katie Payne, Jon Sherfick, and Clayton Tow tWeLFtH grAde All A’s: Rachel Harder and Darek Turpin Distinguished Honor Roll: Victoria Bauer, Michaela Brockman, Zachary Cook, Denise Cornett, Alanna Dawley, Audra Deckard, Grace LaMar, Megan Sanders, and Jacob Stoner Honor Roll: Elizabeth Abel, Tanner Abel, Dakotah Asbell, Austin Bailey, Chelsey Baker, Zachary Baker, Michael Basley, Alex Bauernfiend, Taylor Gaskey, MacKenzie Graves, Kelsey Hardwick, Brian Hert, Mackenzie Jones, Courtney Kender, Sasha Mains, Robert Marshall, Miranda Mullins, Austin Myers, Audrey Sorrells, and Mindy Tarrh