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February 3, 2014



Annual Bed & Bread Gala scheduled

The Salvation Army of Southern Indiana’s annual Bed & Bread Gala will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 in the IU Southeast Hoosier Room.

Music will be provided by Jamey Aebersold Jazz and the event will feature Josh Bleill. There will be a silent auction and dinner. Funds raised will go to those in need in the community.

There are several ways to support the event. Tickets are $75 each. There are also ways to be a sponsor. A twin sponsor is $250 which includes two tickets and table recognition; double sponsor is $600 which includes four tickets, video and table recognition at the gala and Salvation Army website recognition; queen sponsor is $800 which includes six tickets, recognition in gala program, Salvation Army website recognition and annual report recognition; and king sponsor is $1,000 which includes eight tickets, recognition in gala program, video and table recognition at gala, Salvation Army website recognition, Facebook recognition and annual report recognition.

For more information, call 812-944-1018 or send reservations to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 82, New Albany, IN, 47150.

St. Mary’s soup supper Feb. 8

The Altar Society at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eighth and Spring streets, New Albany, will host a Soup Supper and Silent Auction from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Trinity Hall (cafeteria).

The meal includes a choice of homemade soups: vegetable beef, bean with ham, potato and cream of mushroom; hot dogs, corn bread, drinks and homemade desserts. There will be unique items up for bid in the silent auction. For information call 812-944-0417.

Republican Women’s Club to meet

The Floyd County Republican Women’s Club meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the party room at Tucker's American Favorites, 2441 State St., New Albany.

The club will be hosting a Lia Sophia Jewelry Party to raise funds for the upcoming election year. Refreshments will be served.

To make reservations contact Lana 812-944-9823 or Melanie 812-987-8354.


Tax sessions scheduled

The AARP Tax Aide of Southern Indiana has scheduled a series of help sessions in February for those needing assistance with filing taxes.

Locations and date/times are as follows:

American Legion Post 28, 1930 McDonald Lane, New Albany: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. For more information call 502-569-6788.

American Legion Post 204, 412 N. New Albany St., Sellersburg: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information call 812-246-0899.

Hillview Apartments, 1341 Hillview Drive, Corydon [appointments are preferable; walk-ins are taken as schedule permits. To make an appointment call 812-783-9646]: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.


Learn about black heritage

The Clarksville branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library will host historians Maxine Brown and Jeanne Burke for an opportunity to learn more about Southern Indiana’s African American Heritage from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

Brown is an advocate for Harrison County’s African-American Heritage and a recipient of the Eli Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Historical Society. She was the founding member of Southern Indiana Minority Enterprise Initiative and trailblazer for the Indiana African American Heritage Trail.

Burke is a very active advocate for Clark County history and often hosts walking tours, corner stories and presentations and workshops for local organizations. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this program, call 812-285-5640. The Clarksville Branch is located at 1312 Eastern Blvd.


Master firearms safety

The Clark County Hunter Education — spring series will be held on Tuesdays in February, 6 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 4 and continuing Feb. 11, Feb. 18, and Feb. 25, at the Bass Pro Shops Theatre Room in Clarksville.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. This program has no charge. There will be an optional range day Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. to noon.

Pre-registration is required and you must go online to to register. For more information about the hunter education class please call Gary Graf, County Coordinator, 812- 246-3427 or the Clark County Extension Office 812-256-4591.

Hunter Education teaches critical concepts regarding wildlife management, being a good sport, landowner relationships, ethics, game laws, and the safe handling and responsible use of firearms in the home as well as field. This course is taught by certified IDNR-4-H instructors and Clark County and Indiana Conservation Officers. The course’s number one priority is basic sporting arms safety, including muzzleloaders, modern firearms (handguns, shotguns and rifles), and archery equipment.


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