News and Tribune

January 18, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Jan. 19-20

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— SOUTHERN INDIANA

MLK holiday means no paper Monday

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, Jan. 20, the News and Tribune will not publish a print edition. Our offices in Jeffersonville and New Albany will be open Monday.

Print production will resume Tuesday. Visit newsandtribune.com for news updates.



Public forum on homeless set

The Jeffersonville-Clarksville Homelessness Task Force has scheduled its first public forum at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the council chambers at Jeffersonville City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court.

The purpose of the forum is to discuss the issue of homelessness in the area and the public is invited to attend, according to a press release.

The task force was formed following the sweep of a homeless camp near exit 0 in late November. People living in the camp complained personal belongs were taken and they were not notified of the sweep. Jeffersonville suspended any additional sweeps to allow the task force to examine the policy.



Talk to a lawyer for free

The Indiana State Bar Association and Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referrals will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today” 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 21 as an annual tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

This is a telephone conference only. Locally, dial 812-949-2292. No appointment is necessary.



JEFFERSONVILLE

Celebrity server night on tap

A celebrity server night will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 22, at Tumbleweed, 2784 Jefferson Centre Way, Jeffersonville, to benefit Special Olympics.

Celebrity servers will include: Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden; Circuit Court No. 3 Judge Joe Weber; Jeffersonville City Court Judge Ken Pierce; Democratic Party Chairman Bob Bottorff; Union Township Trustee Greg Alexander; local attorney Nathan Masingo; Henryville Elementary School teacher Dawn Compton-Daniel; and Clark County Maj. Chuck Adams.

WAVE-TV’s Dawn Gee and a balloon artist, along with the Special Olympics Polar Bear and some Special Olympic athletes and parents will also be in attendance.

A raffle will also be going throughout the evening, and donations will be accepted. Proceeds go directly to the Indiana Special Olympics.



Presentation to cover Holy Land visit

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library will once again be hosting the co-pastors of Jeffersonville’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Donald B. Hill and the Rev. Nancy Woodworth-Hill from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 25. They will be presenting part two of their recent Holy Land trip, which will cover Israel and Jordan.

Their presentation will include the following: Bethany Beyond the Jordan; Madaba; Mount Nebo; Scythopolis; the Dead Sea & Qumran; Shepherds’ Fields and The Church of the Nativity (Bethlehem); and various sites in Jerusalem.

For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org



CLARKSVILLE

Little Theatre holding auditions

Clarksville Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Love, Sex and the IRS” at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, and 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21.

The cast requires two females in their 20s; one female age 45-50; two males in their 20'; and three males ages 40-60.

Auditions will comprise a cold reading from the script.

Performance dates will be at 8 p.m. March 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and 2:30 p.m. March 17.



FLOYD COUNTY

Health screenings offered at church

Residents living in and around the Floyds Knobs community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church will host Life Line Screening Thursday, Jan. 24, at the church, 7500 Navilleton Road, Floyds Knobs. Screenings will be my appointment only.

Four key points every person needs to know: Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability; 80% of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke; preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke; screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-697-9721 or visit the website at lifelinescreening.com. Preregistration is required.  

Packages start at $149.



NEW ALBANY

Aglow Fellowship to meet

New Albany Aglow Fellowship will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Covenant Community Fellowship, 727 Rolling Creek Drive, New Albany.

Fellowship time is 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Worship Leader Dorrene Beck will lead the group in Praise and Worship.