News and Tribune

March 4, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For March 5


CLARK COUNTY

4-H hosting consignment auction

The Clark County 4-H Corp. will be sponsoring its 11th annual consignment auction at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

Farm and industrial equipment will be for sale. To consign an item or for more information, call Wally Estes at 502-817-6831, Tony Barger at 502- 817-5691, David Abbott at 502-931-4669 or Diane Graf at 812-248-0712. 

This is Clark County 4-H’s largest fundraiser.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Optimist clubs holding breakfast

The Jeffersonville Optimist Clubs are sponsoring a breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 to 11 a.m. March 16 at the William B. Scott Optimist Building, 61 Louise St., Jeffersonville. The charge is $5 per child and includes breakfast and crafts. An egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. at no charge for the children of the community.  

The menu includes pancake on a stick, muffins, fruit, juice, and milk. For more information contact Kathy Williams at 502-262-4547 or Chris Padgett at 812-557-5253.

 

Youth dinner to help fund trip

The youth of Grace Family Worship Church of God, 202 E. Maple St., Jeffersonville, are having a youth dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the church.

Proceeds will help defray the cost of their trip to Winterfest 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn.

Eat-in and carry-out meals — all homemade — will be offered. 

Adult meals cost $10; children 6 to 12, $5; and children 5 and under eat for free. The dinner will consist of spaghetti/baked ziti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink. A pie auction will also be held.

For more information, call 812-557-1679.

 

HIBERNIA

Annual coon supper set

Owen Township Homemakers Club’s annual coon supper will begin at 5 p.m. March 16 at the Hibernia Community Building. The price is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years old.

A drawing for a handmade quilt and several other items will also be held. Tickets for the drawing are $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5. You do not have to be present to win.

Proceeds from the supper and drawing will be used for the upkeep of the Hibernia Community Building.

 

NEW ALBANY

Hospital offering pain seminar

Floyd Memorial Hospital is offering a free bone and joint pain seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in the Main Street classroom. This is an opportunity for those who are having trouble with activities like walking, golf, bowling, swimming and gardening due to pain in the knees or hips, to learn about advanced treatments that may offer dramatic relief. An orthopedic surgeon and nurse will discuss medications and exercise, and explain the latest technology for joint replacement surgery. 

For more information call 1-800-476-8723 or go to www.floydmemorial.com/events to register.

 

Mexican dancers coming to library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will host Mexican dancers from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.

The dance troupe Arcoiris Latino will perform dances from several different regions of Mexico. Arcoiris Latino is comprised of first- and second-generation immigrants from Mexico. The group is comprised of dancers from grade school to teens. 

For more information call the Reference Services Department at 812-949-3523.

 

Purdue’s open house is today

Purdue University’s College of Technology in New Albany, at Charlestown Road and Interstate 265 in New Albany, will host an open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today, March 5.

Purdue has expanded degree offerings at the New Albany campus. Those attending the open house will be able to tour the facility including classroom and labs and meet with faculty. Purdue staff will be able to answer questions about applications and coursework, and students will be available to speak about their experiences.

For more information call 812-206-8396 or visit www.purdue.edu/newalbany.

 

Kiwanis hosting pancake breakfast

The New Albany Kiwanis will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. March 16 at Tumbleweed Restaurant, 2005 State St., New Albany.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 2 to 12 years of age. The event will feature John Oakes, world record holder in highest pancake toss.                                                                           

Proceeds go to The Salvation Army Children’s Christmas Party and Scholarships.     

 

FLOYD COUNTY

Republican women to meet

The monthly meeting of the Floyd County Republican Women’s Club will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Tucker’s American Favorites, 2441 State St., New Albany.

The group meets on the first Thursday every month.