News and Tribune

April 24, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For April 24


SOUTHERN INDIANA

Youth Count meeting is Friday

The public is invited to attend the upcoming Youth Count Community meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in the lower level conference room at the Cancer Center, 2210 Green Valley Road in New Albany. 

The meeting is open and free to anyone who has an interest in, and concern about providing our young people the best possible opportunities to succeed — at home, at school, and in life.

Melissa Merida, Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator, will present Ages & Stages: Working Together to Learn. This hands-on experience will lead participants through awareness of the various learning stages and how to plan activities and lessons that allow mixed age groups to learn together.

Bring your own lunch and dessert will be provided. For additional information, contact Barbara Bridgwater at 923-1160 or at barbara@youthcount.com

 

Support group welcomes guest

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will host an evening with Sam Schad, a Social Security representative from Schad and Schad trial attorneys, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Monday, April 29, in the conference center of Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Schad will be giving a Powerpoint presentation providing information on eligibility for Social Security disability as well as making a smooth transition from work to disability. 

This is a free event for people who suffer from mood disorders and need to be on disability. Family and friends of those individuals are also welcome.

For more information, call Mike Kuhl at 502-635-6142 or email Maureen Fifer at maureenafifer@gmail.org. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Indiana Group meets every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 1941 of Clark Memorial Hospital. Visit DBSALouisville.org for more information.

 

Spots open for leadership program

Rep. Todd Young, R.-Ind., announced that the 9th District congressional offices are accepting applications for the 9th District’s Congressional Leadership Program.

The program, which was developed and launched by Young’s staff last year, introduces college and graduate students to their region and develops their leadership skills so they can effectively serve their community. Eleven students participated in the program last year.

Applicants should be residents of, or attending college or graduate school in, the 9th  District. CLP class size is limited, so the application process is competitive. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by May 1. Applicants must attend at least four out of five sessions to successfully complete the program.

Potential applicants who have questions should contact the Jeffersonville Office at 812-288-3999. The application and a sample calendar of activities can be found at http://toddyoung.house.gov/congressional-leadership-program/.

Indiana’s 9th District includes all or parts of Brown, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Scott and Washington counties.

 

SELLERSBURG

Town to hold special meeting

The Sellersburg Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Sellersburg Town Hall, 316 E. Utica St.

The option of taking over Riverside Water Co. will be discussed.