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February 21, 2014



Gardener lecture series to start

The Sunnyside Master Gardener Association is hosting a three-part lecture series on two consecutive Thursday evenings — March 6 and 13. The series includes lectures on practical vegetable gardening, small fruit for the home garden and growing/cooking with herbs.

The series will be held at the Clark County REMC, 7810 Ind. 60, Sellersburg. The classes start 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. The series, which includes a light dinner each session, is $20 for both nights. Registration is required by Feb. 28.

To register, call the Floyd County Extension Office at 812-948-5470.


Historical Society to meet

The Floyd County Historical Society will have its February meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.

Larry Muhammad will present the program entitled “Henry Bain: The Main behind the Sauce.” The meeting is free and open to the public.

Red Cross hosting blood drive

Floyd County Chapter of American Red Cross will sponsor a special event blood drive on the American Red Cross Bus from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the parking lot of Sam’s Tavern, 3800 Payne-Koehler Road, New Albany.

The special blood is in memory of Ryan Pickhardt.


Church to hold Relay fundraiser

Ohio Falls United Methodist Church, 917 S. Virginia Ave., Clarksville, will sponsor a Honey Baked ham and pulled pork dinner with all the trimmings from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the church. Following the dinner, a white elephant sale will be held.

No charge, love offering only. All money raised goes to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to help fight cancer.

Relay for Life will be May 16 at Charlestown High School, 1 Pirate Place, Charlestown.

Summer jobs offered through parks

Resumes are being accepted for several summer positions at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department, including aquatic center manager, lifeguard, admission and concession workers and the Summer Playground Program Leaders.

SPP leaders will be responsible for assisting in the supervision of children, aged 7-12, who enroll in the 2014 program.

As part of their duties, workers will be required to participate in scheduled activities such as arts and crafts, sporting events, playground games, and field trips.

For more information on how to apply, or for a list of positions within the department, visit

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