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March 22, 2013

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Officials, law enforcement invite to take ride


Indiana Operation Lifesaver/Norfolk Southern Safety Train Ride will make a stop in New Albany on Friday, April 12.

All local officials, law enforcement, first responders are invited to ride the train and see first hand the dangers of disobeying crossing laws and trespassing on railroad property. This is an eye opening experience for public rail safety. RSVP by April 3. Passengers will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the New Albany YMCA, 33 State St.

The train will depart New Albany at 9:45 a.m., arrive in Huntingburg at 12:30 p.m., depart Huntingburg by motor coach at 1 p.m. and arrive back in New Albany at 2:30 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call Jessica Feder at 317-267-4011.

Legion hosting yard sale

The New Albany American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will host its fifth annual craft and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the post home, 1930 McDonald Lane. This is a smoke-free and handicap accessible facility.

Breakfast and lunch will be available. There are approximately 31 vendors presenting all types of merchandise, new and old to include trash to treasures, homemade Easter candy, handcrafted jewelry, veteran crafted barn quilts and lots more. There will also be raffles throughout the day.

New Friends group to meet

New Friends and Neighbors of Southern Indiana will meet at 7 p.m., March 26, at Schuler Bauer Real Estate Office, 4206 Charlestown Road, New Albany, lower level meeting room.

  Bring white elephant for exchange. Newcomers to the area are welcome.  Call Carolyn Ledford 812-949-6021 for information.

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Hosparus offers volunteer training April 13


Hosparus Southern Indiana needs patient care volunteers who live in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties. Hosparus will offer free volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at its New Albany office, 624 E. Market St. Lunch will be provided.

To register or for more information, contact Vonya Gresham at vgresham@hosparus.org or 812-542-2809.  

 Volunteers help with patient and family support, administrative duties and development/fundraising. Hosparus carefully selects volunteers and provides them with comprehensive training specially designed to meet the needs of patients and families. Hosparus volunteers must have available transportation and complete training and an application process.

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