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Clark County

December 16, 2013



Carols by candlelight

A candlelight service of carols by Robert A. Hobby with readings by Susan Palo Cherwien will be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 22, at St. John Presbyterian Church, 1307 East Elm St., New Albany.

Join for a community candlelight service featuring the Holy Light Cantata with readings and music form St. John Chancel Choir, and Handbell Choir along with a Brass Quintet.

Tour New Zealand at library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting the monthly midday Meet & Mingle at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, in the Strassweg Auditorium.

Uwe and Kathy Eickmann will be recalling their experiences in touring the bottom of the world in the beautiful country of New Zealand.

Traveling by car, they enjoyed seeing many strange and wonderful sights — penguins and seals, rare birds, Maori natives, glaciers and snow-capped mountains, huge inland lakes and more. They will have photographs that capture the natural beauty of this island country.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.


Movie showing at library

Love Christmas movies? Then head to the Borden Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 17 to watch a special Christmas film. This family friendly movie is geared toward children of all ages. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. To register and for movie information, call 812-967-3440.


Adopt-A-Doll adoption hearing

Clark County Circuit Court Judge Vicki Carmichael will host the sixth annual Adopt-A-Doll ceremony in her courtroom on Saturday, Dec. 28.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., children are invited to bring in their favorite stuffed animal, doll or action figure for an adoption hearing.

Carmichael will preside over the adoption proceeding and present each child with an Adoption Decree and Certificate of Adoption.

The adoption ceremonies will take place in Clark County Circuit Court No. 4 on the second floor of the Clark County Government Building at 501 E. Court Ave.

Lori Fleeman is available to take any questions before the event at 812-285-6297.

Camel purchases to help Asians

This Christmas season, Transformation Network is partnering with Gospel for Asia to raise money to purchase 10 camels for families in poverty in Asia. Their goal is to raise $3,450.

Why camels? In India, camel’s milk can be a source of food and income for a family. Also, the tough, durable wool of a camel can be spun into cloth to provide a family with clothing to wear and sell. Therefore, by raising money for camels, others can bless families and show them the love of God in a tangible way.

Transformation Network is inviting the Jeffersonville community to help them reach their goal by donating money either at their office at 2992 Industrial Parkway in Jeffersonville or online at You can also reach Transformation Network at 812-282-2810.


Looking out for ag

The Purdue Extension Service of Clark County will present a program titled “Agricultural Outlook 2014” at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17. The event will be held in the food stand at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9806 Ind. 62, Charlestown. The presentation is free to the public and is designed to help farmers, land owners, input suppliers, and those interested in agriculture make better business decisions in the coming year. The program will be presented by Chris Hurt, an Agricultural Economist from the Purdue campus. Dr. Hurt will cover costs and expected returns on crops, livestock prospects and land value expectations for 2014. A free breakfast, sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America, is included in the program.

Those wishing to attend should contact the Clark County Extension office at 812-256-4591 to register no later than Dec. 13. For further information or if you need special accommodations for the event, contact Extension Educator Dave Hynes at the office or by email at

Other counties will be hosting Ag Outlook meetings, too. On Dec. 17 Harrison County will host the program at 11:30 a.m. Call the Clark County office if you need more information on meetings in other counties.


New Testament taught

The Jeffersonville and Clarksville Methodist Church will be teaching the Old Testament for 12 sessions, January until Easter and the New Testament, August until Thanksgiving, 2014, for 12 sessions.

Everyone is invited. Classes will from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays or 5:30  to 8 p.m., Thursdays, at Ohio Falls United Methodist Church, 917 S. Virginia Ave., Clarksville.

Questions concerning the study or to enroll in the class, call Rev. John Eckert, pastor of Ohio Falls United Methodist Church,  812-590-1775 or Rev. Jim Moon, pastor of Park Memorial United Methodist Church and chairman of the Jeffersonville/Clarksville Cluster, 812-282-5739.

Enrollment due be Dec. 25 in order to obtain a book. Classes start Jan. 8 and Jan. 9.

Work for Clarksville parks

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is searching for skilled individuals who want to earn extra income, while sharing their time and talent. Proposals for new adult education courses offered through the Clarksville Parks Department are currently being accepted.

Perhaps you are an artist and you would like to teach a pottery or woodcarving class. Maybe you are a chef willing to share some of your quick and healthy recipes. You could be a financial expert with knowledge that could save time and money for those in our community. Maybe you have a green thumb and have all the answers to creating the best backyard garden.

More Information:

• Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Clarksville Parks and Recreation provides a location or classroom space for each activity.

• Instructors set their own fees, with a small portion paid to the Clarksville Parks Department.

Anyone interested in proposing a new class or activity should fill out the course proposal form on our website They can also contact Clarksville Parks and recreation Programming Coordinator Ken Conklin at 812-283-1423.


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