News and Tribune

February 27, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Feb. 27


SOUTHERN INDIANA

Prom aid coming this weekend

The sixth-annual Prom Aid, sponsored by the Clark County 4-H Junior Leaders, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, in the Community Building at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

The collection of dresses and suits will be given away to any high school student from Clark, Floyd or neighboring counties. Nu Yale Cleaners has again agreed to clean the clothing for the giveaway. For more information call 812-256-4591.

 

Sheriff’s Association offering scholarships

Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills announced recently the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice. There will be approximately 40 $500 scholarships awarded to students throughout the state.

To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student.

Applications are available from high school counselors, the sheriff’s office or by writing the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, 147 East Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608. Applications can also be downloaded at indianasheriffs.org

 

Thrift shop hosting yard sale

Shopie’s Hope Thrift Shoppe, 3808 E. 10th St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an “All-American Yard Sale” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the store.

Vendors are welcome for a $10 set-up fee. Proceeds will benefit rescued animals. For more information call 812-786-9324.

 

CLARK COUNTY

Tea Party to meet

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s next meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

The group will be showing part one of the movie “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White.” 

The movie gives a unique view of the religious and moral heritage of African-Americans that has been expertly intertwined with untold, yet significant stories from our rich black political history.

For more information, e-mail the group at clarkcountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

 

CLARKSVILLE

Special needs baseball team forming

The Clarksville Challenger team is a special needs baseball team comprised of boys and girls of all ages. This is a noncompetitive league whose mission is simply to have fun playing the game of baseball.

The league is expanding for 2013 and seeks interested players to join. Games are played on Thursday evenings in May and June at the Clarksville Little League complex and players from throughout Southern Indiana are accepted. Registration is under way and will conclude Saturday, March 2.

For more information regarding the Clarksville Challenger team, contact Mickey Higdon at 812-283-8443 or by e-mail at mickeyhigdon@insightbb.com.

 

NEW ALBANY

Hospital offering pain seminar

Floyd Memorial Hospital is offering a free bone and joint pain seminar from 6 to 7 p.m., March 7, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in the Main Street classroom. This is an opportunity for those who are having trouble with activities like walking, golf, bowling, swimming and gardening due to pain in the knees or hips, to learn about advanced treatments that may offer dramatic relief. An orthopedic surgeon and nurse will discuss medications and exercise, and explain the latest technology for joint replacement surgery. 

For more information call 1-800-476-8723 or go to www.floydmemorial.com/events to register.

 

Soup/chili cook-off at the NA-FC Library

The Food for Thought cookbook group is sponsoring a soup/chili cook-off at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. 

Entrants should bring four quarts of heated soup in a crock pot to the Strassweg Auditorium. Judging will begin at 6:45 p.m. Bring a recipe for the soup to share with the other attendees. Three prizes will be awarded: First and second place as selected by the judges and best soup and best chili as selected by the attendees. Everyone is invited to sample and vote for the best soup and chili.

For more information call the Indiana Room at 812-949-3527 and ask for Peggy.