News and Tribune

November 15, 2013




Date set to apply for assistance

The Salvation Army, 2300 Green Valley Road, New Albany, is taking applications for Christmas assistance [food, clothing and toys] through Friday, Nov. 22.

Applications will be taken from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, along with 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Those applying need to bring the following items: Proof of rent [copy of lease with all family members listed], proof of all income, proof of address, identification on each person in household, proof of date of birth on all children and sizes of children through age 16.

The program is for residents of Floyd, Clark, Crawford, Scott and Washington counties.


Get ready for ‘Hunger Games’

Come watch the first “Hunger Games” movie and get ready for “Catching Fire” with a trivia contest.

This movie is for teenagers (13-18) due to the PG-13 rating of the film (for thematic violence and disturbing scenes). Children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult. Below is the schedule:

• Sellersburg — 3 p.m. Nov. 20.

Registration is requested. To register, visit the library’s calendar online, come in to the library or call 812-246-4493 or 256-3337.


Craft and gift show on the way

The Christmas on the Hill craft and gift show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church, 2605 St. Joe Road West, Sellersburg.

The show will include 37 craft and gift booths, including Avon, Thirty-One and Mary Kay, plus homemade chili and apple dumplings, bakery and raffles.

For further information or to ask about booth space rental, call Cindy Kruer at 812-670-0157.


Program to focus on Mary Lincoln

From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Carnegie Center for Art and History welcomes historian Janene Zaccone.

She will present the program “But Is It Really Mary Lincoln’s Hat?” as part of the Carnegie Center’s Lunch & Learn series. Carnegie Center volunteer Janene Zaccone spent the summer researching a long-held item in the center’s collection, a hat that had been attributed to Mary Todd Lincoln.

In her talk, Zaccone will describe how she conducted her research and present her findings. Participants can bring a lunch, and drinks are provided. The program is free, but registration is required by calling 812-944-7336.

Order some chicken and dumplings

The Redmen Club, New Albany, is sponsoring Thanksgiving chicken and dumplings — $5 for a 12 ounce cup.

Orders will be taken through Wednesday, Nov.  20, with orders picked up between 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 27.

Prepay by Nov. 20 by calling 812-944-5263.

FMH offers weight loss seminar  

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services will offer a free surgical weight loss seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany.

A board-certified general surgeon will discuss gastric banding and gastric sleeve surgery and the services and support provided by the Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center. Find out if you are a candidate and the requirements for surgery. Registration is required by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE or online at


Christmas play at Little Theatre

Clarksville Little Theatre presents ‘Christmas Bells’ Nov. 16, 17 and 21, 22, 23.

It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle sisters are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and teens and $10 for kids 6-12. Visit or call 812-283-6522.


The Floyd County Democratic Party annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Grand Theater, 138 E. Market Street, New Albany.

The keynote speaker will be Democratic State House Leader Scott Pelath.

Honoring Democratic Party founders Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, this year’s dinner will include remarks from local Democratic leaders including New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan, as well as the presentation of the party’s William C. Cochran Award.

Those who are interested in attending the fundraiser can learn more online at Tickets to the event are $40 each or $320 for a table of eight.