News and Tribune

June 10, 2013




Bales’ nomination deadline nears

Nominations are due by Friday, June 15, for the Bales’ Humanitarian of the year award. The Clark County Chapter of the American Red Cross will honor a recipient from Clark County as well as from Floyd County this year.

Recipients will be honored at an event Aug. 15 at Huber Vineyard, Orchard and Winery. Nomination forms are available at the chapter office located at 1805 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville. You also may call 812-283-8416 or email

Program to help with balance

Tai chi: Moving for Better Balance is a course offered to older adults ages 50 and older in Clark and Floyd counties by the YMCA of Southern Indiana. This course helps older adults improve their balance and reduce their chances of falling.

The 12-week course consists of one hour classes given two times a week. It is offered at the Clark County branch in Jeffersonville on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 19 to Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to noon. This course is also at the Floyd County branch in New Albany on Mondays and Fridays, June 17 to Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is available at the front desk of either branch or online at The cost is $40 for members and $55 for participants.

For more information, call 812-283-9622, ext. 119 or email at


VBS at Wesley Chapel

Vacation Bible school at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church includes a variety of free activities for children and teenagers and even their parents, all focusing on Christian fellowship, learning and fun.

“Gotta Move!” is the theme of this year’s week for all children in the community ages 4 through eighth grade as of this coming school year. VBS will meet at the church, 2100 U.S. 150 in Floyds Knobs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 17 to 20. A closing program will be at 6:30 p.m. that Friday led by the VBS participants and followed by an ice cream social.

Each day will include Bible lessons, crafts, recreation, snacks and music. New this year are a program for middle school students in grades 6, 7 and 8 who will take a field trip to Mount St. Francis that Wednesday; and a parenting class each night for parents of children who attend. It will be led by the Rev. Tony Alstott.

To register, pick up a form in the church office during the week or during Sunday worship times at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m. Or download a form from the website at and click on the VBS icon. For more details, call Becky Perkins, director of education, at 812-944-2570 Ext. 30.


Annual alumni banquet set

The New Washington High School Alumni Association annual banquet will be June 22 in James Matthews Gymnasium at New Washington Middle School, 226 Ind. 62, New Washington.

This year’s theme is “Return to Camelot.” Doors open at 6 p.m. with the banquet beginning at 7 p.m.. Handicapped parking will be in front of the school with all other parking on the side and back of the building.

For more information, call 812-293-3368.


Indiana Covered Bridge Society to meet at library

Andy Rebman, of the Indiana Covered Bridge Society, will be coming to the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, to discuss the society’s efforts in preserving Indiana’s covered bridges.

This is an excellent opportunity for bridge enthusiasts or anyone interested in our state’s history, to learn more about the history and preservation of Indiana’s covered bridges.

The event will be held in the library’s Strassweg Auditorium. The event is free and no registration is required. For more information, call the Indiana Room at 812-949-3527.

Cancer Center welcomes survivors

The Floyd Memorial Hospital Cancer Center of Indiana, 1850 State St., New Albany, is hosting a free Cancer Survivors Reunion from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 21.

All Cancer Center of Indiana patients, survivors and loved ones are invited to attend. The carnival-themed event will have entertainment for attendees of all ages. There will be carnival-style food booths, an old-fashioned photo booth, balloon animals, magic shows, face painting, bingo, therapeutic massages and much more.

For more information, call 812-945-4000. This event is free to attend.


Fundraiser to benefit animals

The Animal Protection Association is sponsoring the 12th-annual Paws for a Cold Wet Nose event from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, Jeffersonville.

There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet, cash beer and wine bar, a silent auction, raffles, door prizes and Lamont Gillispie blues band will be playing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $30 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 502-724-6142.

Proceeds will benefit the Animal Protection Association of Jeffersonville, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 animal shelter. Also, APA is in need of volunteers and foster homes for cats and dogs. Call 812-283-6555 or visit for more information.


Advocates holding fundraiser

The Children and Family Advocates of Clark County will be holding their second-annual fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Kye’s II, 500 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 per person. Music will be provided by Jamey Abersold Jazz Quartet. There will be a silent and live auction. Speakers will be Sally Erny, Chief Program Officer National CASA and Janet Ward, Regional Program Officer, National CASA.

Children and Family Advocates is a nonprofit organization established in 2011 to raise funds and community awareness for the Family Court programs that serve the children and families of Clark County Indiana.

If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction or would like to purchase tickets, call 812-285-0743 or 502-939-0530. Tickets also will be available at the door.