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In the Habit

Habitat for Humanity Clark & Floyd Indiana seeks service and land By Mandy Wolf Detwiler Habitat for Humanity International is a global non-profit organization founded in 1976. Though its spotlighted projects include the construction of affordable housing in conjunction with potential homeowners and dozens of volunteers, it also provides educational programming designed to help those…Read More

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Want To Help Set An Example?

When Extol debuted in February 2015, we committed to being a magazine on a mission. That has included partnering with organizations in need, which includes Exit 0, the homeless outreach based in Jeffersonville that was started by Paul and Michele Stensrud. But we knew we couldn’t do it alone. Thanks to dozens of volunteers and…Read More

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The Impact of SOAR Continues to Rise

Sexual Abuse recovery minister helps here and abroad  By Nicholas Siegel | Photos by David Harrison In February 2016, Joan Peyton traveled to the Dominican Republic. There, she met with a missionary group called Project Mañana. After hearing the mission president’s wife share her personal story of surviving sexual abuse, Peyton realized the potential for…Read More

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A Journey Through Hope and Design

Story and photos by Miranda McDonald “It’s difficult to describe this part of India to people, because you can’t understand what this country is really like until you have actually been here and experienced it,” Colleen Clines, the co-founder and CEO of Louisville-based Anchal Project, points out as our vehicle zig-zags its way through livestock,…Read More

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Service Above Self

By Stacy Thomas | Photos by Danny Alexander Every day, the Rotary Club of New Albany puts its mission into motion According to Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of the word “rotary”’ is: of motion; revolving around a center or axis; rotational. In the case of the Rotary Club of New Albany, the organization is a…Read More

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THE START OF A LIFELONG JOURNEY

Imagination Library, a free program, provides a book a month for kids up to the age of five By Nicholas Siegel | Photos by Danny Alexander THE CLASSIC CHILDREN’S BOOK The Little Engine that Could is one that has a special meaning for Becky King, director of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Floyd County. It’s a book she…Read More

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ANIMALS FIND REFUGE WITH ARROW FUND

By Grant Vance | Photos by Courtesy Photos FRODO, PIXEL, RAINBOW AND ROSIE share a common, lifelong connection they can’t shake. Sure, they all have an affinity for treats. All bark as an alternative means of communication to traditional human language. These traits, of course, are akin to most dogs. What separates Frodo, Pixel, Rainbow and Rosie from some of…Read More

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IT’S THEIR HOUSE

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY DOESN’T “GIVE” PEOPLE HOMES. BUT IT DOES GIVE THEM STABILITY, SECURITY AND DIGNITY. By Steve Kaufman | Photos By Tim Girton   HABITAT FOR HUMANITY has built its reputation on televised glimpses of President Jimmy Carter and a bevy of happy, smiling young people up on ladders, putting down roof beams, hammering…Read More

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GERMAN AMERICAN BANK DONATES THOUSANDS TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN INDIANA

Above photograph: German American Bank recently presented a $20,000 donation to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. By Nicholas Siegel | Photo by John Sodrel ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS A LOCAL BUSINESS CAN MAKE IS IN THE COMMUNITY THEY’RE A PART OF. ON JUNE 16, MEMBERS OF GERMAN AMERICAN BANK DID JUST THAT BY PRESENTING…Read More

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A MATTER OF PRIDE – AND ACCEPTANCE | JEFFERSONVILLE TO CELEBRATE FIRST-EVER PRIDE FESTIVAL

Story by Rick Redding | Photo by Janesse Brooner If you ask 18-year-old Evan Stoner, the June 25 Jeffersonville Pride Festival that he’s organizing is a historic event for Southern Indiana, a first-of-its-kind happening that will go a long way toward continuing the process of LGBT acceptance in his hometown. While still a senior at…Read More