News and Tribune

December 13, 2013




Providence holds placement exam

Our Lady of Providence Junior/Senior High School will hold its placement exam from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, for prospective freshman students for the 2014-2015 school year.

Students should arrive by 8:45 a.m. at the Robinson Performing Arts Center. Bring two No. 2 pencils and a check for $15 made payable to Providence High School.

For more information, please contact the Providence Admissions Office at 812-945-3350 or e-mail


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.


Ministry hosts fundraiser

Dive Support Ministry, Inc., Jeffersonville, is sponsoring a fundraiser, 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 15, at Park Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 1820 Park Place Road, Jeffersonville.

The group is raising funds to become 501(c)3 and for operations. This is a peer-run nonprofit working with those with a mental health diagnosis. Vendors will be selling scarves, candles, jams, baked sells, homemade jewelry, and other items. Socks or gloves will also be collected for  the local homeless ministry Exit 0.

Church to hold cookie walk

Cook Memorial Untied Methodist Church, 1025 Allison Lane, Jeffersonville, will sponsor a cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the church.

Choose from cookies, fudge or candy, $6 per pound. Lunch at the Corner Cafe will be serving chili or soup, sandwiches and drink for $5.

For more information, call 812-283-6408


Holy Night at church

Culbertson Baptist Church, 2007 Grant Line Road, New Albany, will present a  Christmas Cantata, “O Holy Night,” 6 p.m., Dec. 15, in the church sanctuary.

Presented by the adult choir and the worship band, under the direction of Leslie Rajchel, minister of music. The youth will portray Biblical characters.

Fair focuses on ‘green’ living

Floyd Action Network (FAN) announces FAN FAIR, the organization’s inaugural exposition of products and practices that promote sustainable, or “Green” living. The expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 1, 2014, at the Sternwheeler Ballroom, Robert E. Lee Center, 201 East Elm Street, New Albany. The public will be invited to visit the exhibitors’ booths and attend a series of workshop presentations throughout the day. Admission to FAN FAIR is free.

In addition to exhibits, there will be workshops and panels on topics as varied as energy saving tips for the home and raising urban chickens.

Floyd Action Network (FAN) is a not-for-profit community organization comprised of individuals and neighborhood groups in New Albany and in rural Floyd County. FAN works to strengthen everyone’s efforts in preserving the unique qualities of Floyd County's history, heritage, and natural environment through education and advocacy.

For additional information of FAN, please visit the website http/

Family Fun Workshop Dec. 14

The Carnegie Center Family Fun Workshops have been a great success and these drop-in classes in the lower level are the perfect way for families to spend Saturday morning together. All ages have a chance to look around the galleries and are led by CCAH staff and volunteers as they create art related to the exhibits or an upcoming holiday.

At the Dec. 14 workshop, participants will be making Snowy Owls, a simple project that’s perfect for winter or the holidays.  

This drop-in workshop is free and open to the first 60 participants, suggested ages 2-12. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call the CCAH to register or for more information at 812-944-7336.  The Carnegie Center is located at 201 E. Spring St., New Albany.


Santa visits school

The Georgetown Elementary PTA is hosting its eighth annual Santa’s Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon,  Saturday, Dec. 14, in the gym at the school, 8800 High St., Georgetown.

This free, family event will have a wide variety of activities and crafts for the kids to enjoy. They can make holiday ornaments, decorate an edible Christmas tree, enjoy a friendly snowball fight, make a snow angel or win a special treat in the cake walk, to name a few. The kids can go into “Santa’s Secret Workshop” to make and wrap gifts for their families.

Santa will be on hand to pose for pictures and listen to the wish lists of all the children. Pictures with Santa are $5. Donuts, milk, juice and hot chocolate will be available for a nominal fee.