News and Tribune

October 21, 2013



 Celebrate Halloween at Deam Lake

Deam Lake will celebrate Halloween on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. 

On Friday, trick-or-treaters will be welcome to descend upon the campground from 5 to 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a “Decorate Your Campsite” contest, which will be judged at 4 p.m., and at dusk. Deam Lake’s biggest event, the Haunted Trail will start, and last until 10:30 p.m. 

All events are free with admission to Deam Lake, and donations will go to improving the Forest Education Center. Volunteers are still being accepted for the Haunted Trail. For more details or to apply for a volunteer position, call the Deam Lake office at 812-246-5421.



Meeting set on bridge

Officials with the Ohio River Bridges Project will display updated renderings of improved aesthetics that will be part of the Indiana approach to the east-end crossing.

The aesthetic changes will be displayed at a public open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the John Nobel Woods Community Center, 106 N. Fourth St., Utica.

Visitors may arrive and view the exhibits at any time during the event and will have an opportunity to submit written comments on the aesthetics displays. Project representatives will be available to discuss the aesthetic concepts. No formal presentations will be made.



FMH uniform sale is Wednesday

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Auxiliary will host a Cardinal Uniform sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in classroom three and four in the Paris Education Center of the hospital, 1850 State St.

The sale will be open to the public as well as hospital employees and associates. There will be an abundance of items such as uniforms, scrubs, Nursemate shoes, stethoscopes, socks, support hose and blood pressure cuffs.

There will also be plenty of clearance items and a large selection of value-priced scrubs. A percentage of all the sales will go toward the many hospital projects of the auxiliary. For further information, call 812-948-6734.



 SHINE Festival on the way

Costumes, treats, food, and fun headline the annual Harvest SHINE Festival for the public hosted by Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2100 U.S. 150 in Floyds Knobs, from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27.

All activities inside and outside are free, including an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, trunk-or-treat goodies, carnival games, hayride, pumpkin prayer and the popular black-light puppet show. Free foods will include hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes and bring a bag for collecting treats. For additional information, call the church office at 812-944-2570 or visit


Driving event coming to school

Celebrate My Drive is the State Farm community signature program inviting agents across the U.S. and Canada to rally around and support teens as they learn to drive and get ready for the road ahead. 

Local Agent Theresa Lamb will be hosting an event at Floyd Central High School from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. There will be lots of events for kids that emphasize teen driving safety. 

The school is competing for a grant available from State Farm. The school could possibly win a grant from $25,000 to $100,000. Go to and look for Floyd Central High School in the dropdown menu through Oct. 26. You can vote one time per day every day by using your e-mail address.



 Information nights for military service

Senator Joe Donnelly invites all Hoosier high school students interested in applying for one of the five military service academies to attend rescheduled academy information nights held in the next two weeks at locations across the state.

Representatives from the senator’s office will help students interested in a future in the Armed Services navigate the application process and will outline the additional requirements that are needed to be considered for a nomination from Senator Donnelly.  

The information night for Southern Indiana will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Sen. Donnelly’s regional office, located at 702 North Shore Drive, Jeffersonville.