News and Tribune

October 5, 2012

News and Tribune briefs for Oct. 5, 2012



Habitat seeks volunteers, donations

New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity is in search of volunteers and donations to assist with “Raise the Roof over Southern Indiana,” a blitz-build project that will construct houses for tornado victims in Henryville.

The blitz build will take place on Oct. 8 to 12 in the Twin Oaks subdivision in Henryville, and families are projected to be moved into their new homes by Christmas of this year.

To volunteer, visit, click on the calendar and pick a date with volunteer spaces available. Volunteers are needed both during and after the blitz week.

In addition to volunteers, more donations are needed for this project. The Ogle Foundation has committed to a 3-to-1 match on donations up to $150,000.

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is coordinating the Habitat fundraising efforts. To donate, mail checks made payable to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, 4104 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN, 47150. Online donations are being accepted on the foundation’s website,


Book sale set for Saturday

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library Friends book sale is Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold a book sale in the library’s Annex Building, on the corner of Scribner Drive and Spring Street.

All books in the sports section will be discounted by 50 percent. Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for videos, DVDs and paperbacks; 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes; and 10 cents for magazines. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.



Benefit to help ministries

Forget Me Not Ministries’ sixth-annual benefit dinner and silent auction will be Saturday, Oct. 6,  at St. Mary of the Knobs Church, Geis Activity Center, 3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs.

Proceeds will be used to provide food, shelter, medicine, clothing and education for abandoned, underprivileged and at risk Roma (Gypsy) children and families in Romania through the FMN Isaiah Center. A gourmet buffet dinner will be served, along with live and silent auctions.  

Advanced ticket purchase is requested for catering purposes as this event has sold out the past two years.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children 6-12 and 5 and younger are free. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the beginning of the silent auction and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, call Sue Linn Ross at 812-989-0663 or email For more information on the work of FMN, visit the website at


Blessing of the animals is Sunday

A Community Blessing of the Animals will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church, 222 Walnut St. Jeffersonville (at the playground, if the weather is fair; in the gym, if not). This is a brief, fun service to honor our furry and feathered friends. Animals must be on leashes or in cages. “Bug juice” and animal crackers will be served afterward.

Call First Presbyterian Church at 812- 283-8606 for more information.


Annual turkey shoot coming up

St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church, 2605 W. St. Joe Road, Sellersburg, will host its annual turkey shoot, chicken dinner and fall festival, beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the church.

Adults, $9, age 4-12, $4, and 3 and younger free, dine in only.


Sheep for sale Saturday

The Washington County Sheep Association will hold its sixth-annual Midwest Hair Sheep Sale 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Washington County Fairgrounds, East Market Street, Salem. Animals will be penned and ready for viewing by 11 a.m.

More than 200 rams and ewe have been consigned for this sale. Breeds for sale include Dorper, White Dorper, Katahdin, Royal White, Barbados and crossbreds. A complete listing of animals for sale is posted on the association’s website at

For more information, contact the president of the Washington County Sheep Association: Dave Embree, 812-755-4414; or Purdue Extension — Washington County, 812-883-4601.


Golf to help Greater Clark

The Greater Clark County Schools Educational Foundation will host its 12th annual “Golf Fore Kids.” Two flight times will be available to accommodate players: 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., both shotgun starts, Monday, Oct. 8, at the Jeffersonville Elks Club, Charlestown Pike, Jeffersonville.

The cost to participate is $100 per player, which includes green fees, cart rental and a meal. Visit the Greater Clark County Schools’ website at to register online or contact Supervisor of Communications Erin Bojorquez at 812-283-0701.

For more information contact Erin Bojorquez at 812-283-0701.