CLARK COUNTY — JEFFERSONVILLE
Town Hall meeting postponed
State Sen. Ron Grooms, R-Jeffersonville, said Thursday a town hall meeting scheduled Saturday in the Jeffersonville City Council Chamber has been postponed.
Grooms said that State Rep. Steve Stemler had planned to join him at the meeting, but now cannot because of the death of his legislative assistant, Thelma Shaw. Stemler plans to attend Shaw’s funeral Saturday.
“We have decided to reschedule the meeting out of respect for Rep. Stemler and his legislative staff,” Grooms said. “We will let the public know the new date and time soon.”
Grooms reminded district residents they can always share opinions on legislative matters by e-mailing him at Senator.Grooms@iga.in.gov or by calling his office toll-free at 800-382-9467.
Eat pizza for a good cause
Jeffersonville High School Student Council will host the Papa John’s Pizza Eating Challenge benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 1:35 to 2:20 p.m. [seventh period] March 11 in Johnson Arena, Allison Lane, Jeffersonville.
Five students from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior class, along with five faculty members, will compete to be crowned the pizza-eating champion by eating one entire pizza in the fastest time.
After the event, the MDA Shamrock will be strung around the school. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The purpose of the contest is to unite the school for a cause, while also having a little fun.
Students will be able to attend the event with a $1 MDA Shamrock Donation which will be available at the school’s spirit shop, Devil’s Den and seventh period teachers.
Food Pantry hours extended
Center for Lay Ministries, 213 E. Maple St. Jeffersonville, is expanding its food pantry hours to include an evening.
The new hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every third Tuesday.
Prom Aid seeking donations
The fourth-annual Prom Aid event, hosted by Clark County Junior Leaders, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 at the Community Building, Clark County 4-H Center, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown, and NuYale locations will be accepting dress and suit donations during normal business hours until Feb. 24.
All financially challenged area high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate and come pick out an outfit for free. This will be the largest single community service project for the Clark County 4-H Junior Leaders.
An estimated $9,500 worth of dresses and suits changed hands last February. There are at least 200 dresses to choose from.
For more information call 812-256-4591.
Tobacco Coalition hosts event
In recognition of the Great American Spit Out, the Clark County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition encourages people who use smokeless tobacco to learn more and will host a free event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in the lobby of Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.
Chew and snus are marketed to people as a “safer form of nicotine.” However, the Surgeon General disagrees. This risk is actually greater for cancers of the mouth, throat and esophagus.
The Tobacco Coalition will offer free nicotine patch and quit kits for those who are ready to stop smoking (must be 18 or older to receive a quit kit).
The free event is open to the public. Call the Clark County Tobacco Coalition at 812-283-2649 for more information.
Republic Bank JA Auction
An Apple iPad, a 2010 Smart Pure Coupe, designer jewelry, a signed guitar by Smokey Robinson and many more items can be yours this year during the Republic Bank JA Achievers Auction, a Web-based auction, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday and continuing until March 11.
Auction proceeds will go directly to providing Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship programs for more than 44,000 of the region’s children. This year JA’s goal is to raise $50,000 for programs in the Kentuckiana area. Help JA reach more students this year by bidding on your favorite items.
Visit jaky.cmarket.com for more information or to donate an item.