News and Tribune

January 8, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Jan. 8

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— FLOYD COUNTY

FCHS alumni night Saturday

Floyd Central’s annual Alumni Night is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12.

Bring your family and friends and reunite with old classmates for a chili social between 4-6 p.m., between the girls’ 2:30 p.m. and boys’ 6 p.m. basketball games.   

All proceeds from chili sales go to the Riley Children’s Hospital fundraiser sponsored by FCHS Student Council and FCHS Dance Marathon.   

For more information, contact Allison Smith, FCHS Class of 1999, at

FloydCentralAlumni@gmail.com



NEW ALBANY

Great Harvest final day is Saturday

Great Harvest Bread Company’s final sales day will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at its New Albany location, 4214-5 Charlestown Road.

All Great Harvest favorites — honey whole wheat, farmhouse white, cinnamon chip as well as sandwiches, chicken salad, cookies, muffins, scones and savannah bars — will be available for purchase.



MLK memorial service at Griffin Street

There will be a memorial service honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Griffin Center, 1140 Griffin St., New Albany.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Victor Mc Kenney, pastor of Howard Chapel Baptist Church, New Albany. This year’s theme for the event is “Learning From The Past And Preparing For The Future.”

Vegetable soup will be served. To make reservations call 812- 945-6349 or 812-944-2765.

The event is sponsored by the New Albany Parks Department and The Community Women for Unity and Equality.



Carnegie Center panel discussion set

The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 East Spring Street, New Albany, is hosting a panel discussion on Mountaintop Removal and Renewable Energy from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.

The panel discussion is presented in conjunction with the Center’s current exhibit Project Reclamation, a visual art exhibition to help raise awareness and educate the community about Mountaintop Removal and its effects on the environment, society, politics and more. The panelists will share their perspectives on the history and current work around the issue of mountaintop removal and its effects on the communities, economy and environment of Appalachia. The panel will also discuss renewable energy as an alternative to coal-powered energy.



CLARK COUNTY

Optimist Club hosting Tri-Star competition

The Optimist Club of Clarksville will host its annual Tri-Star basketball competition at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Clarksville Middle School gymnasium, 101 Ettels Lane, in Clarksville.

The three-event competition is free for girls and boys ages 8 to 13. Students will compete in free-throw shooting, dribbling and passing. A parent or guardian must register their child at the event. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch their “stars” compete. Please note: Optimist guidelines do not allow for participation in more than one local Tri-Star competition per year.

 For more information, contact the Clarksville Parks Department at info@clarksvilleparks.com or 812-283-5313.



Video games stocked at libraries

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library and Clarksville Branch now offer a variety of video game titles that library users can borrow. The libraries offer video games that can be used in Sony PlayStation3, Microsoft X-box 360 and Nintento Wii gaming systems.

Library users with library accounts in good standing can check out up to three video games on their library card for a period of three weeks.



SOUTHERN INDIANA

Hosparus looking for volunteers

Hosparus Southern Indiana needs patient care volunteers who live in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties. Hosparus will offer free volunteer training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 (lunch is provided) at its New Albany office, 624 E. Market Street. 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.