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October 5, 2012



No Monday publication for newspaper

Because of the U.S. Postal Service holiday for Columbus Day, the News and Tribune will not publish a print edition on Monday, Oct. 8.

Production will resume for the Tuesday, Oct. 9, newspaper.

Check for news updates.

SERVSAFE exam being offered

The Indiana Restaurant Association and the Purdue Extension Service-Clark County are partnering to offer the ServSafe Managers Exam on Thursday, Oct. 11. The successful completion of an exam approved by the Conference for Food Protection is required of one food handler per establishment location.

SERVSAFE is recognized and accepted by state, county and municipal health authorities that require sanitation training of foodservice managers. Developed by the industry, the SERVSAFE focus is on the practical application of food safety knowledge.

The exam will begin at 2 p.m. at the Purdue Extension Service, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. There is no class, only the exam will be offered. However, a text book can be ordered from the Indiana Restaurant Association prior to the exam. The costs involved are: Exam — $50; book — $48.  

To register, call the Indiana Restaurant Association at 1-800-678-1957, or go online at For more Information contact Indiana Restaurant Association at 317-673-4211 or 800-678-1957 or Reba Colley, Purdue Extension Office, 812-256-4591.

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


Learn more about parks plans

Floyd Action Network, promoting resident participation in some of Indiana’s best parks and recreation facilities, presents “Park It! — New Albany-Floyd County Parks Offers Fun for All,”  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Division Street School, 1803 Conservative St., New Albany.

Roger Jeffers, superintendent of New Albany-Floyd County Parks and Recreation, will share the latest plans for parks in New Albany and Floyd County, including the progress toward building the aquatic center. Learn the history and the background stories of designing and building the parks in New Albany and Floyd County. All who attend this free workshop are invited to share their own visions and ideas for recreation centers.

Registration not required. Email questions to

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