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Floyd County

May 1, 2014



Hospital launching new senior service

Saint Catherine Regional Hospital, 2200 Market St., Charlestown, is hosting an open house and ribbon-cutting event with the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Bob Hall at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, on the third floor of the hospital. They are celebrating a new outpatient service for Seniors in our community — Active Senior Kare (ASK).

This Medicare-funded service includes transportation, therapeutic small group discussions and the opportunity to eat a meal with others. Many seniors live alone and don’t drive any more. Eating alone day after day can become boring or a struggle; not driving leaves the senior isolated at home and feeling dependent on others to just get to the grocery, or church.

Anyone can make a referral to Active Senior Kare by calling 812-256-7426.


Enjoy a Mother’s Day tea

The Arts Council of Southern Indiana will sponsor a Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show from 2 to 5 p.m. May 11 at The Grand, 138 E. Market St., New Albany.

The fashion show will feature clothing and jewelry designs from local artists. Tickets are $40 each and will include finger foods and drinks, desserts, cash bar, door prize, kids jelly bean guess, games and photos and a silent auction.

Christian Women United to meet

Christian Women United will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Central Christian Church’s Activities and Programs Building, 1403 E. Spring St., New Albany.

The group is inviting all Christian women from Clark and Floyd counties to attend the meeting.

If you plan on attending, call 812-948-0297. A light brunch will be provided.


Animal Rescue League holding fundraiser

Floyd County Animal Rescue League is sponsoring the eighth annual Red Hot Pet Lovers Gala at 5 p.m. May 18 at the Showroom in Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth.

This year’s event — “Win, Lose, or Paw” — will be a game show trivia theme featuring buffet dinner, trivia games and a silent auction.  

Tickets are $45 each or table of 10 for $400, and can be purchased at the New Albany Animal Shelter or ticket request and payment can be sent to: FCARL, PO Box 285, New Albany IN, 47151.

For more information, call 812-949-9099.


Camp Kindergarten set for May 8

Camp Kindergarten Night at Clarksville Elementary School will begin at 6 p.m. May 8. Parents and their future Clarksville student are invited to attend this camp.

Parents and future students will have the opportunity to meet teachers, see classrooms and experience the educational activities that take place in kindergarten at Clarksville Elementary School.

Parents and students living outside the Clarksville Community School district are accepted and encouraged to attend. For additional information on enrollment, call 812-282-1447.


Help for teens looking for jobs

Teenagers searching for a job this summer can get ideas on where to start and what to say in an interview in two sessions at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 and 7.

The Tuesday event will be held at the Sellersburg Library, 430 N. Indiana Ave. The Wednesday event will be held at the Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road.

Join Katie Carunchia from Clark County 4-H Extension to get some helpful tips.

Registration is requested and the program is open to 12 to 18-year-olds. Register on-line at and click on Calendar; at the branch; or by calling 812-256-3337, Charlestown, or 812-246-4493, Sellersburg.

Learn more about raising fruit

As more folks raise their own food, especially small fruit, more questions arise on managing the crop and its many diseases and insect pests. Home fruit production can be challenging, and Purdue Extension has resources to help.

The office will present a workshop on growing small fruit and managing pests in plantings at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at Berry Best Farm, 26011 Ind. 62, Nabb. The focus will be on brambles, blackberries and raspberries, but will also touch on blueberries and strawberries, all with the home gardener in mind.

Best Farm is just a few minutes north of New Washington, on the west side of the highway. If you have questions about Berry Best, call owner Steve Fouts at 812-293-3541.

The workshop will be limited to the first 25 people to register, so call the Clark County Extension office at 812-256-4591 to reserve your spot. The program is free.


Women in Ag nominations open

Nominations for this year’s Women in Agriculture Awards will be accepted by the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture Team through May 12.

There are two categories — leadership and achievement. Both awards are given annually to leaders and innovators in the field of agriculture in Indiana.

Women may nominate themselves or others and are eligible only if they reside in Indiana, are involved in agriculture and are not currently employed by Purdue. The nominator must submit a nomination form found on the Women in Agriculture website It must be submitted to Jeanette Merritt at

The honorees will be recognized in August at the Indiana State Fair as part of the lieutenant governor’s Celebration of Agriculture Awards ceremony and receive free registration and lodging for the 2015 Midwest Women in Agriculture conference.

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