News and Tribune

February 28, 2014




Starlight vegetable growers to meet

The annual Starlight Area Vegetable Growers Meeting will be held March 13 in the Barnyard Bash II Building at Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant, Starlight.

The annual educational program will begin with registration and dinner from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by a program by Purdue Extension specialists and the Clark County Purdue Extension educator.

Participants are asked to preregister for this event by March 10 to allow for adequate preparations. Preregistration may be completed by calling the Purdue Extension Office at 812-945-4591 or by contacting Extension Educator David Hynes by email at


Ash Wednesday service scheduled

Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 Charlestown Road, New Albany will be hosting a multichurch Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. March 5.

Participating churches are: Centenary UMC, DePauw UMC, Jacobs Chapel UMC, Main Street UMC and Silver Street UMC. This will be a service of helping folks to reconnect with God.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It is not required that you be a member of these churches, or of any church for that matter, to attend.

Additionally, starting Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. a Lenten study — “24 Hours That Changed the World” by Adam Hamilton — will be held. This study will continue each week through the Monday before Easter

For more information, call 812-944-8017 or visit


Church hosting pancake supper

Chapel Hill Christian Church, U.S. 150, and Navilleton Road, Floyds Knobs, will sponsor a pancake and sausage supper at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 4,  in the Fellowship Hall to celebrate the beginning of Lent.  

Following the pancake supper, Phil and Rhonda Foley will present a concert. The Foleys are Christian missionaries with Bible ministry in Southeast Asia.

There will be a free will love offering.

For more information call 812-923-9743.


Parks looking for student advisers

The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department is launching a new Student Advisory Board.

The board members’ objective will be to discuss the direction of the parks department. The goal will be to help the department develop better programs, events and activities for the community.

Meetings will be held once a month in the Executive Conference Room at the Clarksville Municipal Building. Positions will be open to Clarksville area students in grades five through 12. Only one student will be chosen from each grade level, so these are competitive positions. SAB members will be selected based on responses on the Student Advisory Board Application. Interested students should visit to download the application, and return it to the Clarksville Parks offices. Applications will be accepted until all board member positions are filled.


Join the rabbit club

The Hippity Hop 4-H Rabbit Club call-out meeting will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 2, in the Community Building at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds,  9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown,

If you have any questions please call Paula Brunnemer at 502-303-2822.


Test your hoops skills

The Jeffersonville Optimist Club will host its annual Tri-Star Basketball Skills Contest at Nachand Fieldhouse, 601 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2.

The contest will consist of three tests aimed at evaluating a contestant’s skill in passing, shooting and dribbling a basketball. Boys and girls will compete separately and individually, in six age groups [8 to 13], against youth of their own age.

Entry forms will be available at the contest site on the day of competition. All that is needed is a desire to compete and a pair of sneakers. Trophies will be presented for first, second and third place.

For more information, call 812-283-9508 or 812-288-9343.


Anime club hosts meeting

Love Anime and Manga? Join the Anime Club at the Sellersburg Library. The club will meet at 5 p.m., March 3, 17, and 31, watch an episode, draw, talk anime or manga, or play some games.

The anime club is open to teens 13-18 and registration is requested. To register, stop by any of our branches, or call 812-246-4493.