News and Tribune

October 16, 2012




Bennett forum coming to Ivy Tech

Tony Bennett, the Republican candidate for state superintendent of public instruction, will answer questions and give his position on various issues at a public forum at 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Ivy Tech Community College.

The forum, sponsored by Leadership Southern Indiana and One Southern Indiana, will be held in the Community Room of the Horseshoe Foundation Assembly Center in Ogle Hall. No registration is required to attend, but questions can be submitted to

Brain injury group to meet

The October meeting of the Southern Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, 3401 Blackinson Blvd., New Albany.

Catharine M. Wingard from Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services will give a presentation about the agency and their  federally funded programs. All survivors, family, friends or anyone else that has an interest are invited to come.

For more information call  502-819-2542.


Celebrate survivors next week

Relay for Life of Floyd County will sponsor the fourth-annual survivor birthday party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2796 Charlestown Road, New Albany.

Everyone is invited to this party — survivors, caregivers, friends and family. A dinner of salad, pasta and bread will be prepared and served by Trinity’s Boy Scout Troop.

RSVP number attending by Friday, Oct. 19, to: Allison Smith,; 502-560-6039 or Jan McCauley,; 812-948-5055.

Halloween books up for sale

The Friends of the New Albany Library will hold its annual Halloween Book Sale in the library’s Annex Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the corner of Spring Street and Scribner Drive.

All books in the horror section will be discounted by 50 percent and there will be a display of Halloween books for kids as well as Halloween treats for all. Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for videos, DVD’ and paperbacks; 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes; and 10 cents for magazines. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.


Tea Party group to meet

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s next meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

Guest speakers will be Rick Barr, who serves on steering committees for the Indianapolis Tea Party and other conservative groups, will be speaking on the retention question of Judge Steven H. David on the Nov. 6 ballot. Also speaking will be Robin Long, candidate for West Clark Community School Board; Ron Brogan, candidate for Clark County Council At-large; and Alice Dorman Butler, candidate for Greater Clark County Schools Board.


Learn how to quit smoking

Health Ministry team at Catholic Community of Jeffersonville is sponsoring a Smoking Cessation Seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, 315 Chestnut St., Jeffersonville.

Annie Reiss from Clark County Tobacco Coalition will speak about the free programs offered by the state of Indiana to help smokers quit. The public is welcome.


A Step Back sets schedule

A Step Back, 409 E. Main St., New Washington, will be open Saturday, Oct. 20, with soups (chili, bean, potato), sandwiches (chicken salad, ham on raisin bread, hot dogs) and desserts (persimmon pudding, coconut cream pie, fresh apple cake). Stop by on your way to or from Bethlehem's Autumn on the River and visit the museum and gift shop.

Also, it will be open Oct. 21, and Oct. 28 for Sunday buffet brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring sausage gravy/biscuits, eggs, bacon, roast beef, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, ham, sweet carrots, soup, salad and desserts. Call ahead for groups of 10 or more.

A Step Back will close for the winter after the Oct. 29 brunch but will be available for Christmas parties, wedding reception, birthday or anniversary party, corporate meeting or other special event.

Call 812-293-4395 for more information, reservation, or appointment.