News and Tribune

November 4, 2013




Sleep seminar scheduled

The Floyd Memorial Sleep Disorders Center is hosting a free Sleep Seminar, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:39 p.m., Nov. 6, in the Floyd Memorial Paris Health Education Center.

Understand what causes sleep problems in children and adults, discover how sleep deprivation affects your body, learn techniques to help you get a good night’s sleep and find out if you need a sleep study.

Registration is required by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE or online at For more information on the services provided by the Floyd Memorial Sleep Disorders Center, visit

Webinar highlights farming requirements

Farmers and others who wish to learn more about the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) should plan to attend the webinar-based program for on farm food safety, 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 14, in the Shine Family Room on the first floor of the Purdue Technology Center, 3000 Technology Ave. New Albany.

Attending these three webinars will meet the current requirement of the Indiana State Department of Health for farmers to be an “approved vendor” of fresh fruits and vegetables. Being an “approved vendor” and registering with the state are currently required to sell product wholesale or other than direct to the consumer.

Participants will need to be at all the presentations to receive the certificate of attendance.

A registration fee of $30 includes program, workbook, handouts, certificate of attendance and mock audit workshop. An additional $10 fee provides for a second attendee from the same farm with one set of materials.

Anyone who wishes to participate without certification may attend at the Floyd County site or remotely from their home or office computer for free.

Please come in or call the Floyd County Extension Office at 812-948-5470 to register.

Event to benefit Open Door Youth Services

Meet artist and author Dailene Martin Bobbitt at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at First Assembly of God, 2778 Charlestown Road, New Albany.

The cost is $10. Sandwiches and desserts will be served. All proceeds go to Open Door Youth Services, formerly the Floyd County Youth Shelter. The event is sponsored by the Floyd County Republican Women’s Club.

Blessing of the clan

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Main St. in New Albany, along with the Scottish Society of Louisville, hosts its 8th Annual Kirkin’ O the Tartans, 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, at the church. A piper and drummer herald the entrance of the clans into the sanctuary. During the regular service of Holy Communion, The Beadle of the Kirk [Church] pronounces a special blessing of the clans. A Scottish style luncheon will be served after the service.

Why do we celebrate clans and tartans? The American Episcopal Church got its start after the Revolutionary War with help from the Scottish Episcopal Church. Since America no longer had ties to the Church of England, we needed the Scottish bishops to pass the apostolic ordination to our American bishops. In Scotland the clansmen demonstrated true brotherhood and the clan was the family. The tartan is a symbol of this love and togetherness. In our Kirkin’ service, we remember ancient times, as well as past and present kith and kin, while asking God’s help and blessings in the future.



Slurp up spaghetti

St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 11499 Farmers Lane, Greenville, will sponsor a spaghetti dinner and holiday bazaar, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 10, at the church..

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 11

For more information call 812-364-6648 or


Marine Corps ball scheduled

The 2013 Marine Corps Birthday Ball Celebration will be held Friday, Nov. 8, at Holiday Inn Lakeview, Clarksville.

The event celebrates the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps and is hosted by the Marine Corps League Southeast Marines Indiana Detachment 1394. Tickets are $45 each and include the birthday ceremony, dinner, and dancing. Dinner is a prime rib buffet.

For tickets or more information, contact Paul Mayfield at 812-923-4610 or Mike Maloney at 502-299-6794.

Veteran’s Day honored

The Clarksville Historical Society will hold a Veteran’s Day Service, 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, at the War Memorial behind the Clarksville Town Hall, 2000 Broadway.

The speaker  will be Terry Cummins, a U.S. Navy veteran, noted author and newspaper columnist. The Honor Guard from Sellersburg American Legion Post will participate. In case of bad weather, the service will be in the Town Hall.


Auction benefits cancer research

Theta Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority will host a Holiday Auction, 7 p.m., Nov. 7, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

All proceeds are donated to the sorority national project, cancer research. Admission is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Phi Beta Psi is a national sorority whose membership is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. Each year, nationally, the sorority donated approximately $350,000 to cancer research. Also scholarships are given annually by both the Indiana State and local chapter to qualified students who are entering the research field of medicine. Also, each chapter makes additional donations to local organizations designated yearly by the membership such as Relay for Life, Hosparus, Noah’s Ark, as well as Ronald McDonald House and the Sellersburg Food Pantry.

The auctioneer for the event will be Herman Thomas of New Albany.