11:00 AM EST, January 31, 2013
Volunteer training set at CAC
“Wild West” volunteer training will be 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday at the Community Arts Center. The CAC needs help in a variety of capacities prepping for its blockbuster exhibit, “Wild West. For more information, call (859) 236-4054.
4-H talk meet set for Monday
The annual Lincoln County 4-H Talk Meet will be held 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln County Extension Service. Youth ages 9-18 are encouraged to participate. Youth between the ages of 9-13 will be in the junior division and are to prepare a speech between three and five minutes in length and may use notecards (but no visual aids, such as posters). At the senior level, youth ages 14-18 must prepare a speech on their own between five and seven minutes in length.
The event is also divided up among 10 different age categories, depending on the participant’s age of Jan. 1. All participants will receive $10 in 4-H Bucks, coupons that can be used towards any 4-H event registration costs, such as 4-H camp. Each winner in their age category will receive an additional $15 in 4-H bucks and will go on to compete in the Area 4-H Talk Meet, which will be Feb. 26 in Mercer County. Additional 4-H Bucks will be awarded for participation and winners at the area and state levels.
Those who wish to compete in the 4-H County Talk Meet should be at the Lincoln County Extension office by 5:30 p.m. Monday, for registration. Questions or additional rules can be obtained by calling the Lincoln County Extension office at (606) 365-2447.
Auxiliaries raising awareness of heart disease
To raise awareness for heart disease in women, the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital auxiliary gift shops are encouraging everyone to wear red Friday, which is National Wear Red Day. Anyone who wears red into either of the gift shops will receive a 25 percent discount on their entire purchase.
Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer of women. Nearly a half-million women will lose their life to the disease this year — that’s approximately one death per minute.
Mercer County School Board — 5:30 p.m. today at the Mercer County Board of Education there will be a special meeting. Agenda includes executive session for the mid-year superintendent evaluation.
The Kentucky School for the Deaf Pancake and Sausage Day fundraiser will be held in Grow Hall on KSD’s campus. It was incorrectly identified as Grove Hall in Wednesday’s paper due to reporter’s error.
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