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January 8, 2013

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CLARK COUNTY

Optimist Club hosting Tri-Star competition

The Optimist Club of Clarksville will host its annual Tri-Star basketball competition at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Clarksville Middle School gymnasium, 101 Ettels Lane, in Clarksville.

The three-event competition is free for girls and boys ages 8 to 13. Students will compete in free-throw shooting, dribbling and passing. A parent or guardian must register their child at the event. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch their “stars” compete. Please note: Optimist guidelines do not allow for participation in more than one local Tri-Star competition per year.

 For more information, contact the Clarksville Parks Department at info@clarksvilleparks.com or 812-283-5313.

Video games stocked at libraries

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library and Clarksville Branch now offer a variety of video game titles that library users can borrow. The libraries offer video games that can be used in Sony PlayStation3, Microsoft X-box 360 and Nintento Wii gaming systems.

Library users with library accounts in good standing can check out up to three video games on their library card for a period of three weeks.

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Hosparus looking for volunteers

Hosparus Southern Indiana needs patient care volunteers who live in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties. Hosparus will offer free volunteer training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 (lunch is provided) at its New Albany office, 624 E. Market Street. To register or for more information, contact Vonya Gresham at vgresham@hosparus.org or 812-542-2809.  

Volunteers help with patient and family support, administrative duties and development/fundraising. Hosparus carefully selects volunteers and provides them with comprehensive training specially designed to meet the needs of patients and families. Hosparus volunteers must have available transportation and complete training and an application process.

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