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Clark County

February 17, 2011

Clark county briefs for Feb. 18, 2011


Town Hall meeting postponed

State Sen. Ron Grooms, R-Jeffersonville, said Thursday a town hall meeting scheduled Saturday in the Jeffersonville City Council Chamber has been postponed.

Grooms said that State Rep. Steve Stemler had planned to join him at the meeting, but now cannot because of the death of his legislative assistant, Thelma Shaw. Stemler plans to attend Shaw’s funeral Saturday.

“We have decided to reschedule the meeting out of respect for Rep. Stemler and his legislative staff,” Grooms said. “We will let the public know the new date and time soon.”

Grooms reminded district residents they can always share opinions on legislative matters by e-mailing him at or by calling his office toll-free at 800-382-9467.

 — Contributed

Eat pizza for a good cause

Jeffersonville High School Student Council will host the Papa John’s Pizza Eating Challenge benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 1:35 to 2:20 p.m. [seventh period] March 11 in Johnson Arena, Allison Lane, Jeffersonville.

Five students from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior class, along with five faculty members, will compete to be crowned the pizza-eating champion by eating one entire pizza in the fastest time.

After the event, the MDA Shamrock will be strung around the school. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The purpose of the contest is to unite the school for a cause, while also having a little fun.

Students will be able to attend the event with a $1 MDA Shamrock Donation which will be available at the school’s spirit shop, Devil’s Den and seventh period teachers.

— Contributed

Food Pantry hours extended

Center for Lay Ministries, 213 E. Maple St. Jeffersonville, is expanding its food pantry hours to include an evening.

The new hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every third Tuesday.

— Contributed

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