News and Tribune

July 5, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For July 5


FLOYD COUNTY

Paoli Pike to close July 9

The Floyd County Road Department will be closing Paoli Pike from the city limits in New Albany to Buffalo Trace from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 9, for mowing and repairs.

 

NEW ALBANY

WNAS hosting radio camp

Join WNAS 88.1 FM at New Albany High School for a unique camp experience this summer. The WNAS Radio Camp will teach students in grades three though eight how to be a real radio star.  

The camp ends on Friday with a taping of a two-hour broadcast of the radio camp kids displaying all of their talents as radio broadcasters. This show will feature interviews, campers’ music selections, advertisements, news, weather and more. All of it can be heard over the airwaves of 88.1 FM, on TV at channel 25 on Times-Warner Cable and around the world at wnas.org. The event will be played at set times so everyone in the family (including the camper) can hear the broadcast on the radio.

Camps will be held July 8-12 and July 15-19. The cost is $75 which also includes a shirt. Registration will occur at New Albany High School on the first day of camp or by mail. Enter the main entrance, Door No. 1 on either July 8 or July 15. Call 812-981-7624 or jflener@nafcs.k12.in.us.  with questions. Registration also can be mailed to: WNAS Radio Camp; 1020 Vincennes St.; New Albany, IN, 47150.

 

Library group holding book sale

In honor of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s birthday, the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library’s Friends organization is offering books on art, music and poetry at 50 percent off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, as part of their book sale in the Annex building in the parking lot off Scribner Drive.

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 and music cassette tapes. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.

 

‘Parlor Stories’ on the way

At 7 p.m Sunday, July 7, in the parlor of the St. Paul’s Parish House, one of the historic homes on Mansion Row in New Albany, St. Paul’s Arts Council presents “Parlor Stories: The American Spirit.”

Parlor Stories is a literary and performing arts series bringing together local actors, storytellers and authors reading great literature. The series is inspired by “Stories on Stage” in Denver, “Arts & Letters Live” in Dallas and “Selected Shorts” in New York City. There is a theme to each Parlor Story performance. Several stories are presented around each theme. The stories are sometimes classic, sometimes new; performed by actors or story-tellers from the area who bring these short stories to life.

The theme for this performance is “The American Spirit.” The performance starts at 7 p.m. and includes an intermission with refreshments. There are no advance ticket sales but donations will be accepted at the door with proceeds going to renovate this historic building. 

For more information, call 812-944-0413 or email parishoffice@stpaulna.org. 

 

SOUTHERN INDIANA

School clothes from Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will host a clothing giveaway for residents of Clark, Floyd, Scott and Washington counties from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., July 24, at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 528 Little League Blvd., Clarksville.

Residents in Crawford and Harrison counties can go to the Corydon Thrift Store, 101 W. Hwy. 62, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., July 17.

The giveaway, now in its 23rd year, is sponsored by The Salvation Army in an effort to overcome the high cost of sending children back to school.

Any child or adult residing in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties, who is enrolled in school — including college — is eligible to participate and receive eight articles of clothing without cost. Participants only need to bring verification of school enrollment, or birth certificate, and proof of address.

Last year, 1,176 students were helped with clothing and more than 400 received school supplies.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Retired federal employees to meet

The monthly meeting for Chapter 381 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees for Jeffersonville will be at 1 p.m., July 9, at the American Red Cross Building, 1805 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville.

Featured speaker will be Mike McCutcheon, who is with the Jeffersonville Fire Department and will talk about fire safety. All members and guest are invited and snacks will be served.

 

CLARK COUNTY

Tea Party to meet next week

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s weekly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m., July 11, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg,

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

 

SELLERSBURG

Women’s gun club to meet

Dead Eye Daisies, a women’s gun club established in 2010, invites ladies of all ages to the group’s monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at HiTek Gun Shop, 123 S. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg. The event is free.

For more information, please email lj-bower1@gmail.com