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December 4, 2012

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Dec. 5

JEFFERSONVILLE

City collecting items for soldiers

The city of Jeffersonville needs help to provide holiday comfort and cheer for members of the U.S. military who are serving overseas and will be away from their families for the holidays. Drop off items by Friday, Dec. 7, to Judith in the Mayor’s office, 500 Quartermaster Court, Suite 205 or to the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter at 201 Willinger Lane in Jeffersonville.

Items you can donate: Beef Jerky, deodorant, AA batteries, snack mixes, vitamins, D batteries, sunflower seeds, Icy/hot patches, hand warmers, Little Debbie snacks, body powder, paper books, individual Pringles, foot powder, word puzzles, jaw breakers, heat wraps, tube socks, Twizzlers, razors, underwear, nuts, toothbrushes, chewing gum, toothpaste.

Wilson Elementary holding Family Literacy Night

Wilson Elementary School will host a Family Literacy Night on Thursday, Dec. 6. The “Reading Express Literacy Evening” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

Families will have the opportunity to participate in several hands-on learning activities related to literacy, such as visualizing and sequencing. The holiday themed evening will also provide families with the chance to view the movie “Polar Express” and visit with Santa Claus, with free cookies and milk served in the school’s cafeteria.

Wilson Elementary families are invited and encouraged to attend this event.

Greater Clark helping students

Elected officials are joining with secondary and post-secondary institutions and business organizations to help students make the transition from high school to college and other post-secondary education or training.

Greater Clark is hosting a final Close the Deal event for high school seniors to generate excitement about applying to and enrolling in college and receiving financial aid. “Table talks” are the focus of the Close the Deal program. Seniors will be assigned a table and will participate in a total of three 20 minute discussions. The adult leading the discussion will rotate to a different table at the end of 20 minutes. So at the end of the event, students will hear from an admissions professional, a financial aid professional, and a student who has previously been through the college selection process. Following the “table talks,” there will be a college information fair of the colleges represented by Greater Louisville Inc.

The event will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Jeffersonville High School, 2315 Allison Lane in Jeffersonville.

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