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January Students of Month

Gallatin County Junior High would like to congratulate the following students for being named Student of the Month for January 2017!

Pictured (left to right):  7th grader Murphy Foster, 5th grader Israel Vences, 6th grader Brooke McGovern, and 8th grader Case Rister

Man Attacked By Dog In Ridgway

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Feb. 13, 2017

Ridgway resident Dan Drone was walking down the road near corner of Murphy and South St when he was attacked by a dog.  Mr. Drone was later transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The owner of the dog was identified as 48 year old Angela Golish of Ridgway.  The dog has been placed into custody and currently being held at the Gallatin County Vet Clinic.  Charges against Mrs. Golish will be filed with Gallatin County States Attorney.

Cheer -For - A - Cure this Saturday

Carmi's Sixth Annual Cheer-For-A-Cure Competition Coming This Saturday 

By Karrie Scott

The Carmi Chronicle

 On Saturday, January 28th, Carmi-White County High School will open their doors to help promote Carmi's annual Cheer-For-A -Cure Competition. This is the 6th year of hosting the event  in our community. However, this is the first year that the committee has chosen to host the event without the backing of the Stella Bertz Cheer for a Cure organization. By dropping the national group, we will be able to keep all profit local. All profit from this event will support White County cheer teams and local families affected by cancer.

 Lacey Moore, Director of Carmi's Cheer-For-A-Cure Competition said, "We have our largest competition yet. This year we have 19 teams coming from the tri-state. From those teams, there will be 40 different groups competing in junior high, high school, and all-star divisions. The University of Evansville Dance team, University of Southern Indiana Cheer Team, Spirit Cheer, Grayville Dads and Company, and the Tri-State Alumni team will all be performing as well.

White County Cheer Teams helping with the competition CWCHS cheer team & coach Trena Black, CWCJHS cheer team and coach Hannah Gowdy, Grayville High School & junior high school teams and coach Tess Davis, Tumble Time cheer teams and coaches Whitney Barbre & Ragyn Holloman, and NCOE cheer team and coach Aribi Bowzer.

 This year, there will be a Poms-For-A -Purpose Competition in where all teams participating have the option to help raise funds before the competition of the 28th. During Saturday's competition, each participating team will have their own cheer jug for donations. Throughout the day, patrons will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite team by placing money in that particular teams cheer jug. The team who raises the most money will receive the Poms -For-A-Purpose trophy. Money collected from this particular event will be donated to Jack Bruce, a fifth grader  from Eldorado who has been battling cancer since 2008.

 Jack was diagnosed with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma when he was 21 months old. He battled cancer for 9 long months filled with Chemo and Radiation. Only 4 short months after returning home, Jack relapsed with the disease again. He fought a very hard battle for nearly 13 months, which once again included many rounds of chemo and radiation. From 2010-2016 Jack was prefectly healthy.  In June of 2016, Jack was facing a Secondary Cancer called an "Unspecified Sarcoma" that was caused by all the radiation treatments he had to have. This is a very aggressive cancer as well. Jack and his family have not only had to endure the physical suffering from cancer, but have endured financial stress too. Hopefully Cheer-For-A-Cure can help alleviate some of the added stress of medical house-hold bills that Jack and his family have.

 In previous years, Carmi's event has helped Megan Rice, Jace Burzynski, and Claire Blankenberger, all of Carmi. They have also helped other families but not to the extent that they have helped the previous three. This year, Cheer-For-A-Cure will help Jack Bruce, Will Eidson, and Keaton King. The group has also identified 5 other local families they will attempt to help after those mentioned. 

  Doors open at 7am, and competition starts at 9am on Saturday, January 28th. Admission is $5 per person.  Children 5 and under are free. There will be concessions, apparel, raffle items, as well as a 50/50.

 White County Cheer Teams helping with the competition include: CWCHS cheer team & coach Trena Black, CWCJHS cheer team and coach Hannah Gowdy, Grayville High School & junior high school teams and coach Tess Davis, Tumble Time cheer teams and coaches Whitney Barbre & Ragyn Holloman, and NCOE cheer team and coach Aribi Bowzer.

 Sponsors of this years event: Masterson Farms, Burnt Prairie Fertilizer, Rick Barbre Country Companies Insurance, Rick Davis Real Estate, White County Ford Chrysler, ELASTEC, Rice Motors, Sailer Farms, Logo Graphics, Browns Feed and Chemical, and Roark Trucking

We have also had numerous local businesses and individuals donate time and items to help make this competition a success.  RC Cola Bottling is donating soda, First Bank donating Gatorade, Little Giant is donating BBQ and The Carmi Women's Charity is donating water.

 White County Cheering for a Cure Committee: Lacey Moore, Amy Rice, Kandy Masterson, Jennifer O’Daniel, Kim Mann, and Tara Burnett.



8th Grade Boys Basketball and Cheerleaders Honored

The 8th Grade JH Boys Basketball Players & Cheerleaders were honored at 8th Grade Night on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.  This was their last 8th grade home game, and they played against the West Frankfort Redbirds.  The 8th graders were honored, along with their parents, between the JV & Varsity games, and also with a small celebration after the games.  Congratulations to a fantastic group of kids.  Good luck in high school next year!


Cheer:  (left to right)  8th grader Jayde Pennington, with her parents Wendi Stirk of Evansville, and Frank Pennington & Mandy Seely of Ridgway.  8th grader Jillian Harmon, with her parents Mark Harmon of Shawneetown and Ashley & Darrin Burroughs of Ridgway.  8th grader Avery Golden, with her parents Shawna Golden of Equality and Jeff Golden of Equality.  8th grader Lilly Finnie, with her parents Kyle & Natalie Finnie of Elizabethtown.  Tylar Colbert, with her parents Brooke & Lance Damm of Omaha, and not pictured Brian & Keisha Colbert of Georgia. 


Basketball Players:  8th grader Gunner Wilson, with his parents Ryan & Jennifer Wilson of Ridgway.  8th grader Nathan Sisco, with his parents Larry Sisco & Michelle Drone of Equality.  8th grader Christian Rogers, with his parents Mike & Kelsie (not pictured) Rogers of Cave-In-Rock, and Nicki (not pictured) & Eric Hazel of Shawneetown.  8th grader Case Rister, with his mother April Wood of Junction & his grandfather Carl Wood of Junction.  Laken Kiesecoms, with his parents Melanie & Tyler (not pictured) Crayne of Equality and Scotty Kiesecoms of Harrisburg.  Garrett Crane with his parents Susie Adams of Shawneetown and Benny Crane of Shawneetown.  Brayden Capeheart with his parents Nick & Brittany Capeheart of Shawneetown.


Basket Ball Players