Providence students named Advanced Placement Scholars

Our Lady of Providence High School has announced that the College Board has recognized 39 seniors and recent graduates as AP Scholars in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams taken in May 2021.

Earning the commendation of AP Scholar are seniors Sydney Allen of Jeffersonville, Maddie Beyl of Sellersburg, Allison Mercer of Jeffersonville, AJ Richards of New Albany, Nathan Ross of Jeffersonville, Ella Tichy of New Albany, David Wade of Sellersburg, and Aidan Welch of Greenville; and recent graduates Lauren Castleberry of New Albany, Jarrod Cox of Corydon, Olivia Fischer of Jeffersonville, Marcus Fuson of Clarksville, Luke Hesse of Floyds Knobs, Nicholas Hooper of Floyds Knobs, Emily Kemp of New Albany, Landon Kruer of Sellersburg, and Wilson Stemm IV of Floyds Knobs. The AP Scholar Award is for those students earning an average score of 3 or higher on a five-point scale on three or more AP exams taken.

Earning the commendation of AP Scholar with Honor Award are seniors Zach Applewhite of Floyds Knobs, Mercedes Benjamin of New Albany, and Hayden Vissing of New Albany; and recent graduates Sam Bowles of Sellersburg, Cai Celestin of New Albany, Miranda Harley of New Albany, and Brooklyn Stocksdale of New Albany. The AP Scholar with Honor Award is for those students earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Earning the commendation of AP Scholar with Distinction Award are seniors Dallas Bonnet of Borden, Kaden Connin of New Albany, and Zach Van Wie of Clarksville; and recent graduates Aaron Burke of Sellersburg, W. Grant Dierking of Sellersburg, Abigail Hanlon of New Albany, Sophia Hottois of New Albany, Andrew Jones of Sellersburg, Kieran Kelly of New Albany, Rose Kempf of Jeffersonville, Allen Kruer of Floyds Knobs, Dominic LaDuke of New Albany, Monica Nokes of Jeffersonville, Logan Reisinger of New Albany, and Sean Wetzel of Sellersburg. The AP Scholar with Distinction Award is for those students earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and a 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Providence offers 10 AP courses in a variety of subjects in science, math, computer science, English, and social studies, as well as dual-credit courses in those subjects plus world language, business, and communications through Ivy Tech Community College and Advance College Project (ACP) via Indiana University Bloomington.

Kitties and Cocktail Halloween Edition

Animal Protection Association (APA) is one of the only all volunteer no-kill cat shelters in the Southern Indiana and Louisville area. Founded in 1999, APA is proud to be celebrating 22 years of saving lives.

To mark the event, APA is hosting Kitties and Cocktails at the Calumet Club —Halloween Edition. The event will be Friday, Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Calumet Club, 1614 E. Spring Street, New Albany.

The evening will feature complimentary appetizers by Chef Z and a cash bar. A Class Act DJs will keep the party hopping as guests enjoy a silent auction, live auction, door prizes and more. The highlight of the evening will be the Halloween Costume Contest. Adoptable cats will also be attending the event.

The cost is $45 per person or $320 for a table of eight and can be purchased at APA’s website under the Events tab. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Some of the items in the silent auction include:

• Indianapolis 500 time trial tickets

• Cat-themed jewelry from Kay Jewelers

• Dooney & Bourke handbag

• Nest Protect fire and carbon monoxide alarm

New items are coming in all the time so be sure to check out the latest silent auction items at APA’s Facebook page under the Kitties and Cocktails event.

Medical and maintenance expenses for APA’s furry friends are covered by donations, income from APA’s Thrift Store Purr-fect Treasures and special events like Kitties and Cocktails.

All of the proceeds from this event will go to help APA fulfill its mission to rescue and find homes for the forgotten cats and kittens in our area — the ones who are homeless, abandoned and mistreated. APA believes all cats deserve the chance to live, love and be loved. They give every treatable and savable cat the second chance it deserves.

If you can’t make it to Kitties and Cocktails at the Calumet, online donations are always welcome at Grove Extension Homemakers meet

The September meeting of the Pleasant Grove Extension Homemakers Club was at the home of Jeanie Bowen, president, with Rebekah Smitson as co-hostess.

Bowen gave a devotional about the Oil Lamplighter, roll call was answered by the memory of favorite school lunch and members shared their senior photo. A new member, Maureen Atkinson, was welcomed.

Others in attendance enjoying a pitch-in lunch were Ruth Howes, Orelyn Hallows, Lana Abbott, Wanda Vandeventer, Patty Baxter and great-grandson Jake, and Lois Ketterer.

The district meeting in Harrison County was discussed. Two informative lessons were given by Hallows about bees and about purging your paper files.

Cultural Arts Day will be Sept. 24 and The Clark County Extension Homemaker Fall Bazaar will be Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 4-H Community Building at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. There will be fall items, holiday items, booths, baked goods and flea market items. The bazaar is a fund raiser for the Extension Homemakers and proceeds go to help support the 4-H program and other charities.

For questions, call the Donna Neal at 812-246-3409. New members are welcome. The next meeting will be Oct. 13. For more information e-mail

62nd Wolfe Reunion at Buffalo Trace Park

Fifty-six descendants and friends of John J. and Jennie Martin Wolfe held their 62nd annual reunion Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. After Doug Rothrock led the group in reciting the Lord’s Prayer, a pitch-in dinner was enjoyed by all.

Mike Wolfe provided a genealogy display of research, books, and pictures that was enjoyed by everyone. The kids enjoyed games throughout the day.

Certificates were awarded to Marlene Wolfe Isaac for being the eldest in attendance, Barbara Isaac Bledsoe for having the most grandchildren in attendance, Marjorie Rice Sheahan for traveling the farthest to attend the reunion, Erin Myers for having the most children in attendance and Nolan Armstrong for being the youngest in attendance.

Those that attended were Michael J. Wolfe, Michael Eskridge, Jeff Carroll, Tonja Holcomb, Jeff Dougherty, Paul Wolfe Sr., Georgie Jean Rice Elgin, Ron and Evelyn Wolfe, Margie Rice Sheahan, Charles D. Isaac, Doug and Rosetta Rothrock, Brenda Wolfe, Joyce Kittrell, Kathy Wolfe Cooke, Chris and Joy Bledsoe Schroeder, John and Heather Bledsoe Anderson, Landon Anderson, Jim and Barbara Isaac Bledsoe, Marlene Wolfe Isaac, Audrey Schroeder, Ethan Murphy, Sarah Schroeder, Bryan Francis, Avery Myers, Scott and Carolyn Rothrock, Stephen and Karen Rothrock Armstrong, Brooklyn, Mason and Nolan Armstrong, Klay Dougherty, Erin Francis Myers, Annabelle and Emma Myers, Becky Francis, Tim Rothrock, Jameson and Alissa Bledsoe, Preston and Isabella Bledsoe, Eric and Tammie Wolfe Feiock, Reas Sater, Charlie J. Isaac, Neil and Amber Rothrock King, Camille and Caleb King, Michael and Russell Sheahan.

Next year the Wolfe Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 at Buffalo Trace Park at the Main Shelter House.

Weekend Events

Vintage Fire Museum Muster

Vintage Fire Museum’s annual Muster is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25. A parade of fire trucks will begin at 11 a.m. on Spring Street from the Museum (706 Spring Street) south to Chestnut Street. Other fire departments and private owners are invited to bring their fire trucks and join the parade. Assembly begins at 10:15 a.m.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., gather outside at the Museum (706 Spring Street) to purchase an economical hot dog lunch and to buy something at the “swap meet.” (No fee to set up a table and sell things.)

At 2 p.m. head to the Jeffersonville Riverfront to watch some of the fire trucks pump water far out into the river. Free, it’s special. Then head back to the Museum to take in anything you may have missed. Soft drinks and snacks will be available.

St. Luke’s to sponsor Oktoberfest

St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 329 Walnut St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an Oktoberfest, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the church.

The menu will be fresh homemade bratwurst and knockwurst with fried fish, green beans, German potato salad, au gratin potatoes, sauerkraut, breads and a selection of homemade pies, cakes, kuchens and strudels.

The meal is $10 with a discounted rate for children, first responders and service members. Dine-in or takeout will be available with plenty of outdoor seating.

St. Luke’s Country Store will be open for fall needs, homemade jams, jellies, candy, baked goods, homemade keepsakes and much more.

Farmers Markets


Jeffersonville Farmers Market is Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, at Big Four Station Park, 223 Pearl St., Jeffersonville.

New Albany

New Albany Farmers Market is Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, Bank and Market Streets (downtown square), New Albany.

Floyds Knobs

Floyds County Farmers Market in Floyds Knobs and New Albany has something for everyone.

Join the group Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. next to Landmark Dental Care at 411 Lafollette Station off of Lawrence Banet Rd/Hwy 150, Exit 119 or catch the group at the additional location at the OPTUM Health parking area at 4101 Technology Ave., New Albany, on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Charlestown Farmers Market will be Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 1370 Monroe St., Charlestown.


Sellersburg Farmers Market will be Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wilkerson Park, 316 E. Utica St., Sellersburg.

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