News and Tribune

November 8, 2012

News and Tribune briefs for Nov. 8, 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

Free safe driving course offered

AARP Driver Safety Program is honoring veterans and their families in November by offering veterans the four hour Safe Driving course for free.

The course will be noon to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at the Clarksville Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville. The course is geared to help people 50 and older adjust their driving to the effects of aging on older drivers. It also covers, rules of the road, changes in car technology, how to drive on interstates, etc. Many insurance companies give their clients a discount if they have a certificate from this course.

Nonveterans can also register for the class at the regular rate of $12 for AARP Members and $14 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register, call Patty at 812-944-4327.


West Spring Street School reunion

Former students of West Spring Street Elementary School will have a reunion at noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the New Albany Roadhouse, 1706 Graybrook Lane.


K of C hosting dinner

The Knights of Columbus, 225 E. Market St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9,  at the K of C. Hall.

The menu of chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and gravy, slaw, drink and dessert is $8. A large portion of the proceeds will be given to Father Tom for the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund.

Church hosting event

Bethel AME Church, 200 W. Park Place, Jeffersonville, is sponsoring a Fall Extravaganza Country Store and spaghetti dinner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the church.

Spaghetti dinners will be $7 each or $18 for a family of four. There will be meat sauce or vegetarian. The store will have charms, jewelry and other holiday items for gift-giving.

For more information call 812-283-0624.


JHS class of ’64 to meet

Jeffersonville High School Class of 1964 will gather for their monthly luncheon at noon Friday, Nov. 9, at the Holiday Inn Lakeview, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville.

Tea Party group to meet

The Clark County Tea Party Patriots will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sellersburg Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave. The public is welcome.


Blood drive canceled

A blood drive scheduled as part of Sunshine Dental’s Fall Harvest set for Friday has been canceled because of the need for emergency drives needed in Kentucky.

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

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.

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ on stage

Clarksville Little Theatre, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., Clarksville, presents “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and Nov. 15, 16 and 17. A Sunday show will be at 2 p.m., Nov. 11. It’s directed by Mike Seely.

Tickets are: Adults $15, seniors (60+) $12, teens $12 and children 6 to 12 $8. Call the theater for reservations at 812-283-6522.