Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances

GHS hosting Foundation Game

Georgetown High School is hosting a foundation game against North Adams Saturday, November 14 at 6 p.m.

Both varsity basketball squads will take on the North Adams Devils to raise money for the Coaches Community Fund. The fund helps people who have been diagnosed with various illnesses that cause them to take treatment or have an abundance of medical bills.

Any monetary donations will go toward the individual to help travel expenses to and from treatment, to help pay medical bills, or for any other way the individual could use the money to help with their situation.

Since the first game in 2009, the game has raised between $3,000 and $4,000 annually to benefit local families. Jerry Underwood, Georgetown administrative assistant Christy Lucas and Georgetown assistant principal/athletic director Mike Jennings are the three people who got the foundation off the ground, with treasurer Eric Toole joining later.

According to Lucas, the three had been raising money to fight cancer since 2005 by participating in Relay for Life events, but after hearing stories of local people fighting all kinds of illnesses they decided to make a more local impact.

“We knew and know of people who need gas money immediately with the onset of a diagnosis, need a bill paid, or things like that,” Lucas said. “It’s a shock.”

Lucas herself noted she has been impacted by sudden medical issues, as has Underwood. They know how it feels to be in the position of the people who apply for help.

“My mom, my dad and my sister all had cancer,” Lucas said. “I know what it’s like to be stuck in a parking garage with no money to pay the ticket to get out because you’ve been there for a week.

Lucas also noted they get roughly four to five applications per year, but not all people who are selected come through the applications.

“If somebody doesn’t apply and we know of a need, we submit their name. It’s just something that we try to keep local. Everything we raise for the fund goes in the fund and then we donate it. Sometimes we get three to four names, sometimes we get none. Then you see a benefit and you see the struggle. So you research it, and if that person has a connection with us, even if it’s distant, we add their name.”

This is not something to be taken lightly, and the four of them do their research and have some requirements before they will accept a nomination.

“If somebody applies and we don’t know who it is, they do have to have a physician’s signature,” Lucas said. “That way we know it’s legitimate. The last thing we want to do is have this get into the wrong hands.”

Lucas specifically gave an example of someone the organizaion was able to help out earlier this year.

“We’ve been able to help a lot of people,” Lucas said. “We gave a check to a mom about a month ago. She started crying, saying ‘You don’t even know.’ and I told her I think we do. She then told me she got an eviction notice that day. It’s the little things like that.”

In addition to the games, there will also be a dinner held at the school to raise money for the fund. The dinner will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday and will cost $10 to attend. Game tickets are $5 and no passes are accepted.

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Boys, Girls teams to face North Adams Saturday

By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

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