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April 30, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For April 30

 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 Wednesday, 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/

 

GEORGETOWN

Georgetown Optimist forming Mini 4-H

The Georgetown Optimist Club is starting a new Optimist 4-H club.  

Mini 4-H is for youth in kindergarten through second grade. Regular 4-H is for youth grades 3-12. The 4-H program offers several opportunities.

Anyone interested in the club, or who could teach a crafts or other workshop for the kids, should contact Bev Oehrle at 812 951-3142.

 

MOUNT ST. FRANCIS

Upcoming retreats set

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Drive in Mount St. Francis, will host a serenity retreat May 3-5. 

Come and walk the path of serenity with Friar Emmet, a Franciscan friar back by popular demand. Friar Emmet has conducted many 12-step retreats up and down the east coast as well as at Mount St. Francis. The cost for the serenity retreat is $155 for a single room, $140 for a double room and $85 for commuters.

OTHER RETREATS

• Women’s retreat — The Wellsprings of Prayer: Through various forms of biblical prayer come and experience the Spirit of God who prays in us, shapes our thoughts, moves our feelings and changes our actions that we might live in the power of the Resurrection. Cost: $175/single room, $160/double room, $100/commuter; May 17-19

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