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April 26, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For April 27-28

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Support group welcomes guest

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will host an evening with Sam Schad, a social security representative from Schad and Schad trial attorneys, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 in the conference center of Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Schad will be giving a Powerpoint presentation providing information on eligibility for Social Security disability as well as making a smooth transition from work to disability.

This is a free event for people who suffer from mood disorders and need to be on disability. Family and friends of those individuals are also welcome. For more information, call 502-635-6142 or email Maureen Fifer at maureenafifer@gmail.org.

Historian to discuss latest book

Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light will be hosting author and historian James B. Hunt as he discusses his latest book, “Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867–68.”

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at First Presbyterian Church, 222 Walnut St., Jeffersonville. Hunt’s book chronicles John Muir’s 1,000-mile walk from Jeffersonville to the Gulf of Mexico in 1867-68. Muir is best known as the co-founder of the Sierra Club and as the leading activist to preserve some of our country’s most scenic wilderness areas, including Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, according to a press release.

The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served.

For more information about Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light visit www.kentuckyipl.org, email info@kentuckyipl.org or call 502-210-8920.

CLARK COUNTY

Scholarship deadline nears

The Clark County Extension Homemakers are offering two scholarships of up to $500 each to any qualified Clark County resident.

One scholarship will be given to a high school senior and the other scholarship will be awarded to any other person who would like to complete their education or upgrade their vocational skills.

Preference will be given to a person studying at an undergraduate level. Scholarships will be awarded with regard to academic and extracurricular activities such as community involvement.

Applications may be picked up at the Purdue Extension-Clark County Office located at the 4-H fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown, Indiana or downloaded at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/clark/

All applications must be postmarked or delivered to the extension office by Tuesday, April 30.

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