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Released November 30, 1999
Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation Revolving Endowment Stands At $168,762.00

MONTGOMERY--Since awarding our first honor scholarships in May of 1989, a total of 217 Barr-Reeve graduating seniors and post graduates have received a total of $69,900.00 to use toward their college and vocational expenses.

As of August 16, 1999 a total of $13,670.00 that was originally awarded as honor scholarships has been repaid to be awarded again as honor scholarships--in this way we are keeping the "Honor in Honor Scholarships."

The Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation is striving to fulfill its mission to provide a "helping hand" to Barr-Reeve graduates not provide just a handout!

Released August 2, 1999
Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation Awarding $12,100 in Honor Scholarships For 1999-2000

MONTGOMERY--The Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation announced that checks totaling $12,100. in Honor Scholarships have been written for the 1999-2000 school year. They are in the process of being mailed this week to some 44 Barr-Reeve Graduates. Of that total 22 are 1999 B-R graduates and 22 are B-R graduates who are entering either their sophomore, junior or senior year of college. The value of each honor Scholarship is $250 each to the 1999 B-R graduates and $300 each to those who are already in college and have survived at least one year of college work. In the eleven years B-RSF has been making Honor scholarship awards, this is the largest amount ever awarded in a single year. Those B-R graduates who seek renewals of their honor scholarships are required to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and have on file with B-RSF a copy of their most recent college grade report. Those recent B-R graduates must have at least a 2.0 GPA and have on file with the B-RSF a copy of their letter of acceptance from the school to which they are planning to attend or a copy of a receipt of fees for the fall semester.

    Members of the 1999 B-R graduation class receiving honor scholarships for the 1999-2000 school year are: Renita Abel, Aaron Andrews, Ryan Batchelor, April Blake, John Boft, Cassie Burris, Chrissie Elrod, Josh Ferguson, Jeff Fuhrman, Jamie Gingerich, Derick Graber, Andy Grannan, John Kavanaugh, Kristi Kavanaugh, Joseph Kern, Andre' Knepp, Justin Knepp, Alicia Miller, Lindsey Miller, Mary Petry, John Potts, and Monica Spurr.
Former B-R graduates entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of college receiving renewals of their honor scholarship for the 1999-2000 school year are: Matthew Anderson, Melissa Ballard, Michele Brown, Christina Browning, Kirsten Bullock, Angela Colvin, Blake Dearing, Heath Dearing, Kevin Fuhrman, Kameran Graber, Anita Grannan-Stoll, Alex Knepp, Keith Knepp, Landon Knepp, Rachel Knepp, Tara Lengacher, Kristen McCracken, Victoria Schnarr-Strange, Misty Stutzman, Tyson Wagler, Ryan Wagler, Kyle Wilcher.

    Since 1989, B-RSF has now made available to 217 B-R graduates a total of $69,600 in honor scholarship assistance. To date, a total of $13,095. has been repaid to B-RSF and is being recycled as honor scholarships. In this way, B-RSF is helping to provide a "helping hand" to B-R graduates and not a "hand out." In repaying their honor scholarships to be recycled to others, B-R graduates are keeping the word "honor" in honor scholarship!

Released November 11, 1998
Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation Report Reveals Donations

MONTGOMERY--The Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation Annual Report reveals that alumni contributions and memorial donations from Nov. 1, 1997 to Oct 31, 1998, have amounted to more than $8,200, plus and additional $3,745 in Honor Scholarship full and partial repayments.

In addition, in June 1998, James "Don" and Ida Bullock of Cannelburg, established the James Omer Bullock Family Memorial Fund with a gift in excess of $100,000 that will be made over the next two years.

The first installment of this permanent endowment gift was received in early June and was valued in excess of $40,000 with additional commitment amounts to follow in 1999 and 2000.

The amounts received from memorials, alumni gifts and all other source contributions have increased the B-RSF Revolving Endowment to now more than $112,264.  Since its beginnings with the B-R Senior Class of 1989, the B-RSF has awarded a total of $57,000 in Honor Scholarships to 194 B-R Graduates who have or are currently using these funds for college and vocational expenses.

B-RSF now renews honor scholarships for up to four years of college provided the recipient reapplies each year and meets minimum grade requirements.

Special memorial gifts totaling $1,500 or more were received in the Honored Memory of the late William I. and Mary Margaret Feagans from family members, relatives and friends.  A $1,000 memorial gift was received from Francis Earl Feagans of Montgomery.  A memorial gift of more than $500 in the Honored Memory of Albert T. Lawyer was received from Betty Lawyer and Family of Washington.

An alumni gift of $1,000 was received from Charles and Dana Duncheon of Los Gatos, Calif.

Appreciation, alumni and memorial donations totaling $200 or more were received from Larry and Gloria Wirtz of Montgomery, Don and Maddie Graber of Deland, Fla., Monty L. Gregory of Montgomery, Jack and Dorothy Schmeltz of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Jon D. Omer of Irvine, Calif., Gary L. Lundy of Brazil, Dan and Louise O'Connor of Greenfield.

Dividends from Barr-Reeve Scholarship Fund within the Daviess County Community Foundation totaled $450 and James O. Bullock Family Memorial Fund $150.

Highlighting appreciation, alumni and memorial donations of $100 or more were received from Joe and Gladys Traylor, Jack and Maggie Craney, Larry and Bobbie Yoder, Charles Albert Kavanaugh, P.V. Steiner, Hazel Reed and Family, and Nellie B. Wilson all of Montgomery, and Mike and Julie Sluder, Arthur and Cheryl Price all of Washington, William Jr. and Janice Feagans of Loogootee, William and Louise Wathern-Tervasio of Indianapolis, Brian and Michelle Hart of Greenwood, Patrick T. Hopkins of Indianapolis, Robert J. and Beth Steiner of North Vernon, and Elizabeth Ann Steiner-Riley of West Alexander, Ohio.

Additional individual alumni, memorials and friends' donations were received from Hoosier State residents, Montgomery Class of 1958, Barr-Reeve Community Schools, Michael and Gloria Donahue, Joe and Susan Singleton, Ronald and Anna Frette, Don and Judy Clements, Mildred L. Collins, Myrtle E. Leukhardt, Marcella Summers, Joseph and Iona Lawyer, Thomas and Leone Craney, Larry and Janella Nolan, Ruth Nolan, Caroline Armes, emogene Clark, Phyllis Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Meredith, Ruth Mangin, Mary Knowles, Bernice Gress, Caroline Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Joyce, Doris Baker, Debbie Joyce, Mrs. Walter Ritterskamp, Doris Strange, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Frye, Jackie Harris all of Washington, Paul and Theresa Walker, George and Liz Nolan, Tony and Sarah Bullock, Catherine Kavanaugh all of Cannelburg; Agnes I. Mangin, James and Mary Murphy, Jeff and Joyce Kim-Rohrer, Tom and Carolyn Gallagher, Bob and Lois Hart, Lee and Irma Kavanaugh, Mark and Linda Strange, Eloise Murphy, Wilma Spaulding Family, Lucille Stoll, Lonnie D. Knepp, all of Montgomery, Richard and Phyllis Lemmon, Harold and Rita Schnarr, James and Jean Ellis, Dennis and Dawn Walton, Helen Fullerton, Jerry and Rachel Doyle, John and Judy Walker, Bob and Feona Lannan, Ralph Mauder Family, Mike and vonda Elliott, Bill and Pat Daily, Lee and Brenda Jones, Jim and Marilyn Burch, Florence VanHoy, Loretta Arvin, Lucille Strange, all of Loogootee, Virgil and Jean Arvin-Bultman, Frank and Judy Blake, all of Greenfield, Michael J. Traylor of Bloomington, Steven M. Kavanaugh of Indianapolis, Richard and Sueann O'Connor of Carmel, Dennis and Kay Walker-Petroff of Beech Grove, Don Knoche of Newburgh, Larry E. and Martha J. Wise of Boonville, Calvin and Susan Spaulding-Persohn of Greenwood, Bill and Henrietta Neukam of Dale, and James and Mary F. Steiner-Fulkerson of Mooresville.

Out-of-state alumni, memorials and friends donations were received from Kathleen Montgomery-Allacher of Sunnyville, Calif., George and Barbara Brothers-Wilson of Springville, Calif., and the Toledo (Ohio) City News.

Memorial donations within the past year have been received in the honored memory of the late Paul J. Steiner (1012-1992), Ray A. "Sam" Smith (1909-1962) and Z. Faye Smith (1912-1996), Louis A. Kavanaugh Sr. (19-11-1990), John A. "Judge" and Katie Gallagher (1899-1991), William I. and Mary Margaret Feagans (1918-1997), Joetta Sue Cummings (1936-1997), Ray A. O'Connor (1924-1983), Gracie M. Cates (1916-1998), Martin Thomas Craney (1926-1998), Luella M. O'Brian (1920-1998), James Omer and Beatrice Bullock (1895-1979), Verona M. Lemmon (1917-1998), Floyd Reed (1930-1998), Albert T. Lawyer (1929-1998), Brenda Milton (1926-1998), Dr. Richard D. Graber (1940-1998), Elmer "Brownie" Brown (1920-1998), Lawrence J. Nolan (1908-1985) and Ruth Clara Nolan (1909-1998), Aileen Wirtz (1918-1991), Wilma Townsley-Myers (1916-1995), Agnes Keller (1909-1996), Ervin Graber (1926-1994), Anthony S. "Tony" Murphy (1960-1981), Geraldine D. Rust (1906-1993), Edris Batchelor, James "Orbey" Wathen (1904-1991) and Mabel E. Wathen (1908-1983), Mildred E. Feagans-Dampier (1908-1997), Mary Wilson-Holstine (1904-1998), Gerald L. Mangin (1936-1997), Bernard Mangin (1940-1995).

At present, eight permanent Memorial Honor Scholarships have been established in the Honored Memory of Harlen Hindman (1918-1989), Louis Kavanaugh Sr. (1911-1990), John Earl Doyle (1903-1962), G. Merle Craney (1926-1996), Ray A. "Sam Smith (1908-1962) and Z. Faye Smith (1912-1996), M. Walter Downey (1902-1987), William I. Feagans (1914-1991) and Mary M. Feagans (1918-1997), James Omer Bullock (1895-1979) and Beatrice Bullock (1895-1979).  In addition, initial steps have been taken by family and friends to establish additional permanent memorial scholarships in the Honored Memory of Paul J. Steiner (1912-1992), Lawrence J. Nolan (1908-1985), Ervin Graber (1926-1994).

Full or partial Honor Scholarship repayments from past recipients from Nov. 1, 1997 to Oct. 31 of this year were received from Heather Ann Elrod-Nicholson (1997), Nathan J. Walker (1992), Nick C. Conlon (1993), Lonnie D. Knepp (1991), Darin E. Hornaday (1993), Kevin Wood (1989), Fred L. Knepp (1993), Charlton Corry Corbin (1991), Kristi Steiner-Davison 91991), Tonya N. Stoll-Smith (1993), Lisa M. Graber-Wagler (1991), Angela J. Mattingly-kaiser (1990), Troy A. Fuhs (1992), Gretchen M. Knepp (1991), Monty L. Gregory (1989), billie L. Wininger-Chandler (1991), April D. Fuhs-Lyons (1993), Shawn P. Graber (1990), Lisa K. Graber-Klopfenstein (1990), Ryan C. Abel (1996), Gary L. Lundy (1989).

The $3,745 repaid to B-RSF in this time period added to previous repayments brings to $11,585 the total amount in "honor scholarship" repayments.

These repayments are recycled into "honor scholarships" for the next class of B-R graduates.  In this way the "honor scholarship" is a helping hand to graduates and not just a "handout" and the true meaning of the word "honor" in "honor scholarship" is realized.

Alumni of Alfordsville, Montgomery, Barr-Reeve or any person wishing to make a donation of whatever amount or for whatever reason should send their contribution to Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation, Box 25, Montgomery, IN, 47558.

Likewise, anyone desiring information about establishing a Memorial Honor Scholarship, charitable remainder trust, charitable gifts through life insurance or wills should call 12-486-3742 for more information or contact one of the officers of B-RSF, Charles A. Kavanaugh-president; Richard Lemmon-vice-president, Thomas A. Gallagher-treasurer and Annetta Graber-secretary.

Released October 1, 1998
Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation Revolving Endowment at
Present is $112,051.00

MONTGOMERY--The Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation revolving endowment at present is $112,051.00.  Our goal is $200,000.00 by the year 2000.

Since awarding our first honor scholarships in May of 1989, a total of 194 Barr-Reeve graduating seniors have received a total of $57,000.00 to use toward their college and vocational expenses.

As of October 1, 1998 a total of $11,585.00 that was originally awarded as honor scholarships has been repaid to be awarded again as honor scholarships--in this way we are keeping the "honor in honor scholarships."

The Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation is striving to fulfill its mission to provide a "helping hand" to Barr-Reeve graduates not providing just a handout! 



Released October 30, 1997
Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation Endowment Surpasses $64,000

 MONTGOMERY--The Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation reveals that alumni contributions, memorial donations and investment dividends from November 1, 1996 through October 31, 1997 have amounted to more than $13,000, plus an additional $555 in Honor Scholarship full and partial repayments.
     The amounts received from memorials and all other contributions have increased the B-RSF Revolving Endowment to now more than $64,076.  Since its beginnings with the B-R Senior Class of 1989, the B-RSF has awarded a total of $48,300 in Honor Scholarships to 168 Barr-Reeve graduates who have or are currently using these funds for college and vocational expenses.  B-RSF now renews honor scholarships for up to four years of college provided the recipient reapplies each year and meets minimum grade requirements.
     A $5,000 gift was received from the Montgomery Ruritan Club and placed in the Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation Fund of the Daviess County Community Foundation.  Special memorial gifts totaling $2,000 or more were received in the honored memory of the late Walter Downey from family members Cleo Downey and Carol Jean Downey-Vaillancourt of Ft. Myers, FL, John D. and Joan E. Downey-Clark of Winston-Salem, NC and Matthew T. Downey of Denver, CO.
     A memorial gift of more than $800 in the honored memory of Ray A. "Sam" and Faye Smith was received from Pat and Ilene Smith-Bailey of Morristown.  Memorial gifts totaling more than $500 were received in the honored memory of Paul J. Steiner from family members Robert J. and Beth Steiner of North Vernon, Elizabeth Ann Steiner-Riley of West Alexander, OH, James and Mary F. Steiner-Fulkerson of Mooresville, James and Barbara R. Steiner-Durnil of Washington, Norbert Steiner Family and P.V. Steiner of Montgomery.
     An alumni gift of $500 was received from James "Don" and Ida M. Bullock of Cannelburg.
     Appreciation, alumni and memorial donations totaling $200 or more were received from the Barr-Reeve Athletic Booster Club, Barr-Reeve Class of 1996, Agnes Mangin and Family of Montgomery, William and Louise Wathen-Gervasio of Indianapolis, Patrick T. Hopkins of Indianapolis, Arthur and Cheryl Price of Washington, Larry and Gloria Wirtz of Montgomery, Tristan J. Lengacher of Fishers, Christopher and Catherine Paolucci of Knoxville, and dividends from the Barr-Reeve Scholarship Fund within the Daviess County Community Foundation.
     Highlighting appreciation, alumni and memorial donations of $100 or more were received from Mike and Julie Sluder, Martha E. Reiners all of Washington, Gordon, Mark and Terri Holt of Shoals, Kevin M. Hart of Cannelburg, Charles Albert Kavanaugh, Tom and Carolyn Gallagher, Jack and Maggie Craney, Nellie B. Wilson all of Montgomery, Margaret Burch-Walton of Loogootee, Dan and Louise O'Connor of Greenfield, Dr. Frank and Donna Hopkins of Jasper, Don and Maddie Graber of Deland, Fla., Jack and Dorothy Schmeltz of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.
     Additional individual alumni, memorials and friends' donations were received from Hoosier State residents, Barr-Reeve Class of 1999, Michael and Gloria Donahue, Roger Gillingham all of Washington, Paul and Teresa Walker of Cannelburg, Chris and Luella O'Brian, James and Mary Murphy, Paul and Helen Dages, Jeff and Joyce Kim-Rohrer all of Montgomery, Rita Ash, Dennis and Dawn Walton of Loogootee, Wilma J. Scott-Gorjanc of Speedway, Brian and Michelle Hart of Greenwood, Frank and Judy Blake of Greenfield, Michael J. Traylor of Bloomington, Dr. John and Mary Agnes Hopkins-Mirro of Crown Point, Steven Kavanaugh, Edward B. and Jane E. Walker, all of Indianapolis.
     Out-of-state alumni, memorials and friends donations were received from John K. Craney of Des Moines, Iowa, Kathleen Montgomery-Allacher of Sunnyville, Calif., John and Donna Kavanaugh of Lees' Summitt, Mo., George and Barbara Brothers-Wilson of Springville, Calif., Richard and Carol Parker of Fox Lake, Ill., Anna Lou Traylor-Myers of Lexington, Ky., and Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America, St. Peter, Minn.
     Memorial donations within the past year have been received in the honored memory of the late Paul J. Steiner (1912-1992), Ray A. "Sam" Smith (1909-1962) and Z. Faye Smith (1912-1996), Louis A. Kavanaugh Sr. (1911-1990), John A. "Judge" and Katie Gallagher (1899-1991), Aileen Wirtz (1918-1991), Wilma Townsley-Myers (1916-1995), Agnes Keller (1909-1996), Fintan G. Walker (1927-1996), John M. Ash (1926-1983), Edith I. Raney (1919-1996), Norman L. Cole Sr. (1924-1996), Ervin Graber (1926-1994), Anthony S. "Tony" Murphy (1960-1981), Geraldine D. Rust (1906-1993), Edris Batchelor, James "Orbey" Wathen (1904-1991) and Mabel E. Wathen (1908-1983), Loren C. Walton (1926-1995), Pauline McCord (1931-1997), William C. Myers (1917-1997), and Dorthy M. "Dot" Myers (1922-1996), Estella F. Oberst (1913-1997), Mary Edith Carrico (1911-1997), Donald E. Bullock (1929-1997), Harold M. Taylor (1914-1997), Mildred E. Feagans-Dampier (1908-1997), Betty O' Connor-O'Brian (1919-1997), Eva I. Bean (1933-1997), Frances M. Holt (1939-1997), Gerald L. Mangin (1936-1997), Bernard Mangin (1940-1965), and Edward F. Burch (1922-1997).
    At present, six permanent Memorial Honor Scholarships have been established in the Honored Memory of Harlen Hindman (1918-1989), Louis Kavanaugh Sr. (1911-1990), John Earl Doyle (1903-1962), G. Merle Craney (1926-1996), Ray A. "Sam" Smith (1908-1962), Z. Faye Smith (1912-1996), and M. Walter Downey (1902-1987).  In addition, initial steps have been taken by family and friends to establish additional permanent memorial scholarships in he Honored Memory of Paul J. Steiner (1912-1992), William I. Feagans (1914-1991), Lawrence J. Nolan (1908-1985), and Ervin Graber (1926-1994).
     Full or partial Honor Scholarship repayments from past recipients from Nov. 1, 1996, to Oct. 31 of this year were received from Jeff Hays (1989), Angela J. Mattingly-Kaiser (1990), Lisa M. Graber-Wagler (1991), Jarrod M. Burris (1993), Kristi A. Steiner (1991), Lea M. Tow (1989), Michael A. Steiner (1996), Nick C. Conlon (1993).  The $555 repaid to B-RSF in this time period added to previous repayments brings to $7,840 the total amount in "honor scholarship" repayments.  These repayments are recycled into "honor scholarships" as a helping hand to graduates and not just a "handout" and the true meaning of the word "honor" in "honor scholarship" is realized.

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