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December 13, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Dec. 14-15

JEFFERSONVILLE

City council dedicates funds

The Jeffersonville City Council held a special meeting Thursday to dedicate up to $3,000 out of its promotional funds for a holiday party for city employees.

About $500 is set to come out of the mayor’s promotional fund for the city’s department heads’ celebration. Next year, the money to pay for the catering for the holiday parties will be put into a line item in the Human Resources Department’s budget.

FLOYD COUNTY

Commissioners to meet Tuesday

The Floyd County Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Pine View Government Center.

One of the items on the agenda is a zoning ordinance request for proposed apartments to be built near Highlander Point. Several residents are expected to voice their concerns about the proposed development.

Several other items including a development agreement for Glenwood Farms and Floyd County employee spousal health insurance ineligibility will also be discussed.

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Young to meet with residents

Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., will meet with constituents on an individual and small-group basis from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, at the 9th District Constituent Service Center, 279 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville.

The congressman will meet with small groups of up to four constituents at a time for 15 minutes each, and constituents will be able to determine which issues they would like to talk about. The opportunity to sit down with Young is open on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling 812-288-3999.

Give the gift of platelets

All platelet donors are invited to participate in Give a Gift Month through Dec. 21. Come to donate platelets at any American Red Cross River Valley Donation Centers and be automatically entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. One will be given away every week throughout the campaign.

Platelets are the blood component that controls bleeding by forming blood clots. Collected platelets are used to treat hospital patients undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplants, neonatal care and anemia treatment. Since the shelf-life of platelets is only five days, the need is constant.

This time of year is one of the most difficult blood collection periods for the Red Cross as people who routinely donate get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season.

To learn more and schedule an appointment to donate, call 800-732-8772-7072 or 502-540-7072.

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