News and Tribune

February 7, 2013



Reps holding Town Hall meeting

State Reps. Ed Clere (R-New Albany), Rhonda Rhoads (R-Corydon) and Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville), will be hosting a town hall meeting, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at Georgetown Elementary School, 8800 High Street, Georgetown.

Reps. Clere and Rhoads and Sen. Grooms will be available to listen to constituents, discuss concerns and provide further information on the legislative session. They encourage all members of the community to come out and participate in the discussion.



Men’s Lenten breakfast set

The Floyd County Men’s Lenten breakfasts will be held again this year. Each Saturday during the Lenten season, a church will host the breakfast. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. each Saturday. There will be a program presented after the breakfast. Offerings will be taken for the Floyd Central Christian Ministries and the Mount Saint Francis Ministries. Everyone is invited. The schedule includes:

• Feb. 16 — Chapel Hill Christian Church;

• Feb. 23 — Cornerstone Community Church;

• March 2 — Tunnel Hill Christian Church;

• March 9 — Floyds Knobs Christian Church;

• March 16 — St. Mary’s Navilleton Church;

• March 23 — Greenville Christian Church;

• March 30 — Mount Saint Francis.



 Challenger league needs players

The Clarksville Challenger team is a special needs baseball team comprised of boys and girls of all ages. This is a non-competitive league whose mission is simply to have fun playing the game of baseball.

The league is expanding for 2013 and currently seeking interested players to join. Games are played on Thursday evenings in May and June at the Clarksville Little League complex and players from throughout Southern Indiana are accepted. Registration is currently underway and will conclude on March 2.

For more information regarding the Clarksville Challenger team, contact Mickey Higdon at 812-283-8443 or by e-mail at



Bariatric program taking participants

Clark Memorial’s Bariatric Program is geared to help people lose the weight and gain healthier lifestyles in 2013. The bariatric weight loss program includes: A minimally invasive gastric banding procedure; free follow-up and support from the bariatric team; free exercise evaluation; free gym membership for one month; free clothing exchange program; monthly support group; weekly weigh-in and consultation with the bariatric coordinator; and no program fees

More information is available at or at one of the free seminars planned for 2013. Upcoming seminars are scheduled for: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 and Feb. 14.

Call Carolyn McKee, RN at 812-283-2087 or Laura Huffmon, RN at 812-283-2621 to reserve your place.



Herbs class is Feb. 14

What do chocolate, grapefruit, and leafy greens have in common? Are you wanting to prepare foods with herbs you have grown yourself?  These questions will be answered at a Special Interest Classes Day on Feb. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to  noon, at the Purdue Extension Office, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. You are invited to attend these free programs offered by Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in Clark County and the Clark County Extension Homemakers Association.  

There will be two programs with the first one “Growing and Using Herbs” starting at 9:30.  Dave Hynes, Purdue Extension Educator-Ag and Natural Resources, Clark County will be discussing how to grow herbs and giving tips of how to use them in foods. 

At 11 a.m. Pharmacist Missy Stephans will present “Food & Drug & Nutritional Supplement Interaction.”  Foods can both increase and decrease blood levels of your medications which can cause side effects. Ms. Stephans will discuss common drug — food interactions and common drug — nutritional supplement interactions, and ways to prevent these interactions from occurring.    

 Although the program is free, pre-register by calling the Extension Office at 812-256-4591 by Wednesday, Feb. 13.