News and Tribune

November 6, 2012

News and Tribune briefs for Nov. 6, 2012



Seniors Angel Tree program nears

The 2012 Senior Citizen’s Angel Tree project of LifeSpan Resources Inc., the Area Agency on Aging for Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties, will officially get under way Friday, Nov.  9.

LifeSpan has coordinated this project for the past 24 years and has already kicked it off in a big way by assisting a client with disabilities in purchasing a service dog after the client’s previous service dog passed on.

The agency has streamlined the Senior Angel Tree project and we will not have an adoption booth at Green Tree Mall this year. We will for the first time make “Angels” available for adoption via and on Facebook. Angels can also be adopted in person at the agency at 33 State St., third floor, New Albany (in the YMCA building) or by calling 812-948-8330. Businesses, civic organizations or churches wanting to help can call or email


Dentistry hosting Fall Harvest

The Sunshine Dental Fall Harvest will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Sunshine Dental Office, 1005 E. Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville.

A blood drive with the American Red Cross will take place. If you bring your old tooth brush, you will receive a new one plus be entered to win an Oral B electric Tooth brush.

The office staff will also be collecting shoes, socks, warm coats and clothes for Exit O Jesus Cares.

There will be drawings for various prizes for everyone who donates blood or items for Exit 0. To schedule an appointment to donate blood call 812-280-7500 and ask for Katrina.


Auxiliary hosting metals buy-back

Saint Catherine Regional Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a gold and silver buy-back event. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

The event will be located in the front lobby of Saint Catherine Regional Hospital, 2200 Market St., Charlestown.


Author to speak on gratitude

With Thanksgiving almost upon us, it is time to reflect on the myriad things that we have to be grateful for.

Bob Mueller, who knows the meaning and importance of gratitude, will be speaking from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville.

Titled “An Attitude of Gratitude,” Mueller’s presentation is something that he himself follows each and every day. In addition to being a published author, Mueller is also the senior director of Mission & Stewardship at Hosparus. Since November is National Hospice Month, Mueller will also touch upon his vital role in the organization.

Copies of Mueller’s most recent books will be available for purchase. For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit


FMH Auxiliary hosting jewelry sale

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Auxiliary is bringing back one of its most popular fundraisers. Today, Nov. 6, the auxiliary will host the $5 masquerade jewelry and accessories sale.

The event will be in classrooms three and four of the Paris Education Center at the hospital, 1850 State St., from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the sales go toward the many hospital projects of the auxiliary. Cash, checks, credit cards as well as employee payroll deductions are welcome. For more information contact Karen Langdon at 812-948-6734.

Hear ragtime music at the library

Ever heard of Scott Joplin? He was one of the early pioneer ragtime composers in the late 19th century.

You can hear music by Joplin and others at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library for an afternoon of ragtime music. The event will take place in the Strassweg Auditorium.

Pianist and composer Deborrah Wyndham will perform and share the story behind ragtime music. Ragtime music has a catchy beat and a unique sound that is sure to bring a smile.  

For more information, call 812-949-3523.

West Spring residents to reunite

The West Spring Street Reunion will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Roadhouse Restaurant at the New Albany Golf Course, 1706 Graybrook Lane, New Albany.


Club hosting indoor yard sale

The Georgetown Optimist Club is hosting the last indoor yard sale for 2012, from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the club, located next to the Drive-in on Ind. 64, Georgetown.

Table rental is $10. If you are interested in reserving a space, contact Bev at 812-951-3142. Concession will be open, with biscuits and gravy and hot dogs.