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January 7, 2014



Democratic committee to meet

The Floyd County Democratic Party Central Committee will hold its first quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the 40/8 Voiture #1250, 221 Albany St., New Albany.

The session will focus on setting the party’s 2014 calendar of events, the 2014 Democratic State Convention as well as other important campaign announcements and updates.

The 2014 election cycle features statewide races for secretary of state and state auditor as well as local races for state legislative and judicial offices, commissioner, county council, county clerk, county assessor and county auditor among others. In addition, individuals seeking precinct committee positions or desiring to serve as a delegate to the State Democratic Convention in May will also need to file as part of the election cycle.

Those seeking additional information on party positions or as a candidate in the 2014 election can call 812-786-5895 or via email at


Learn how to dine with diabetes

“Dining with Diabetes” is a four-class program for persons with type 2 diabetes and their families or friends.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30 and Feb. 6 and 13.

Participants will receive one-hour of instruction from a registered dietitian, Whitney Dunagan, Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, and a one-hour cooking school taught by Janet Steffens, Purdue Extension Educator, at each class. Julie Callaway, Senior Wellness Director at the YMCA in New Albany, will explain the importance of regular exercise and help participants find creative ways to build exercise into their busy schedules.

Classes will be held at the Purdue Technology Center, 3000 Technology Ave., in New Albany. The cost is $35 per person or $50 per couple and includes a notebook of reference information and diabetic recipes and samples of food prepared at the cooking schools. Register by Jan. 17 by calling 812-948-5470 and request a registration form.

Hospital holding pain workshop

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services’ Paris Health Education Center, 1850 State St., New Albany, will sponsor a free shoulder pain seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the hospital.

Board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kris Abeln and orthopedic/spine nurse navigator will discuss the most advanced treatments for shoulder pain, including minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, as well as shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement surgery.

Register by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723) or online at


Tea Party to meet

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s weekly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

Guest speaker will be Republican Matt Bevin, who is running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

For more information, e-mail the group at


High school to host benefit

Charlestown High School will host the second annual “CHS Cares — Blessings for Brody” benefit basketball game at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10.

Brody Curtis is the son of Charlestown High School math teacher Heather Curtis. He was born with a very rare, life threatening skin condition called EB (Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa). Brody is missing the protein in his skin that holds it together and the slightest amount of friction against his skin causes it to either blister or fall off. Brody travels to doctor’s appointments quite frequently to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and at this time there is no cure for EB.

Shirts for the benefit basketball game are being sold for $10. Contact Heather Curtis at to purchase a shirt.

The community is invited and encouraged to attend the game.


Young’s staff hosting office hours

The office of Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., announced that staff will be holding mobile office hours in Scottsburg from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15. The mobile office will be located at the Scottsburg Train Depot, 90 N. Main St.

Constituents who need help in dealing with a federal agency are encouraged to visit during this time as caseworkers will be present to assist them. Constituents who have questions or would like to reserve time for a meeting should contact the Jeffersonville Constituent Service Center at 812-288-3999.


Get homework help

Middle and high school students across the state who need extra science and math help can get it for free by calling, emailing or chatting online with tutors at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline.

The hotline is a free math and science tutoring service that helps students in grades 6 to 12. Phone lines and online chats will be available between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday through May.

Tutors provide an extra, free resource to help Indiana students tackle math and science subjects, from algebra and chemistry to calculus and trigonometry.

Tutors are Rose-Hulman students who provide free sessions and assistance with homework problems to students who call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (toll free) or submit questions by e-mail at


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