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November 9, 2012

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Nov. 10-11

SOUTHERN INDIANA

No print edition on Veterans Day

Because of the Veterans Day holiday and U.S. Postal Service not delivering Monday, the News and Tribune will not publish a print edition Monday, Nov. 12. Production will resume with the Tuesday, Nov. 13, edition.

Check newsandtribune.com for news updates.

Donate toys for kids

Through Operation Christmas Child, locals are joining tens of thousands of people across the U.S. to fill empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and necessity items for impoverished children around the world.

This year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local businesses, churches and community groups prepare to collect gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week Nov. 12 through Nov. 19.

Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at the following collection sites: Graceland Baptist Church,  3600 Kamer Miller Road, New Albany; Green Valley Care Center, 3118 Green Valley Road, New Albany; Cherry Street Church of Christ, 302 Cherry St., New Albany; Bowles Mattress Co., 1220 Watt St., Jeffersonville.

NEW ALBANY

Closures on I-265 interchange to begin

NEW ALBANY — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced ramp closures at the Interstate-265 and I-64 interchange for asphalt paving. Construction crews will close a ramp each night at the interchange between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting. Message boards will be in place to provide motorists with advanced warning. The nightly ramp closure schedule is listed below:

Saturday, Nov. 10

· I-64 WB to I-265 EB

Sunday, Nov. 11

· I-64 EB to I-265 EB

Youth Count meeting Friday

The public is invited to attend the upcoming Youth Count meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Cancer Center, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany.

The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in and concern about ensuring that we provide our young people the best possible opportunities to succeed — at home, school and life.

The theme for the meeting is “Season of Giving.” Discussion will focus on how we can maximize Floyd County’s selection as one of the 100 Best Communities for young people and how both individually and collectively we might expand those efforts to the region so that we truly ensure that we are taking the actions that help our youth.

For more information contact Barbara Bridgwater at 812-923-1160 or at barbara@youthcount.com.

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