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Community Announcements: March 21

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Lincoln County Health Department staff meeting

The Lincoln County Health Department will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 for a staff meeting.


Lincoln County Homemakers Arts and Crafts Show

Lincoln County Homemakers Arts and Crafts Show will be held Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the Lincoln County Extension Office. Times are Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost $5. Proceeds will benefit the Homemakers Programs. Call (606) 365-2447 for more information.


Lincoln¿County Parks sign-ups for baseball, softball and T-ball

Lincoln County Parks & Recreation will be taking Youth Baseball/Softball/T-Ball registration  through Mar 22. You can register at the park office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at http://www.lincolncountyparks.org/


Deadline set for June King Gover Bastin Award nominations

Nominations are being taken for the  second annual June King Gover Service to Community Award, to be given at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Lincoln County Office of Tourism. Deadline for return of forms is Wednesday, April 10.


Lincoln County¿Historical Society to meet

The Lincoln County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the upstairs room at the Lincoln County Public Library. Each member is asked to bring one item, antique or just old and show and tell about it. Light refreshments will be served. The board will meet at 6 p.m. on the first floor in the Lincoln Room.


Free hunter education course

A free hunter education course, sponsored by KDFW, will be offered Saturday, March 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes will be held at the Cedar Creek Sportsman Club located 6.6 miles from Stanford on the new Hwy. 150 E near the Cedar Creek Lake dam. Directions from Stanford, cross the dam and turn left on Sportsman Lane Road to the clubhouse. All students must be at least nine years old to be certified. Lunch will be provided. For additional information on the course, call Bill Hayes at (606) 36509825 or Robert Bowen at 365-3974.


Fort Logan Auxiliary selling Easter Lilies

Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary is selling Easter Lilies for $10. Each flower comes in a foil-covered (green, gold or silver) flower pot and will have four to eight blooms. They are healthy and beautiful, and will be great to use to decorate for Easter, March 31. Orders will be taken through Thursday, March 21. Flowers will be delivered Thursday, March 28. We will deliver in the Lincoln County area. All proceeds will benefit the Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary. For more information or to place an order, call Debbie at (606) 510-3419, Pat at (606) 510-3556, or Sharon at (606) 365-4768. Special orders taken for churches. Call for details.


Pancake breakfast

Stanford Presbyterian Church will again be hosting a pancake breakfast in conjunction with the "Race for a Cure" on Saturday, April 6. The breakfast will run from 8 to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall and will feature pancakes, sausage or bacon, fruit, drink, and homemade pastries. Cost is $5 and all proceeds will benefit the Lincoln County Relay for Life Event and the American Cancer Society. Tickets will be sold in advance and can be purchased by calling Mary Beth at 365-2501, but will also be available at the time of the breakfast. Please join us for a hearty start to your day and come support all the Lincoln County race participants and local teams.


Pacing for Paws Walk and Adoption Fair set for April 7

The Pacing for Paws 5K Run/Walk and Adoption Fair will be held Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Lincoln County High School. The cost of pre-registration is $18 and registration that day is $20. Registration begins at 2:15 p.m. If you would like a form, please email haley_reichenbach@hotmail.com. For more information call (606) 669-5597.


Good Friday holiday closings

The following offices will be closed Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday.

•Lincoln County Health Department

•Lincoln County Judge/Executive Jim Woods Adams


Martin fund-raiser

A special fund-raising event for autistic and epileptic Stanford boy Nelson Martin will be held 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. March 23  at L&N Depot. The event will feature a bake sale, chili supper and silent auction. Nelson Martin's family is attempting to raise $13,000 so that the non-profit organization 4 Paws for Ability will provide a therapeutic service dog. The dog will be able to detect seizures before they are outwardly visible and help Nelson control his behavior better. So far, 4 Paws has received approximately $9,500 toward the goal, leaving about $3,500 to go. For more information, visit www.4pawsforability.org or call Donna Martin at (606) 669-9213.


Updated Chamber maps

The updated Chamber maps have just arrived. If you would like a map, stop by the Chamber office or call 365-4118.


Race for a Cure

The annual American Cancer Society Race for a Cure 5K Race/3K Walk will be held Saturday, April 6 starting at 9 a.m. on Main Street in Stanford. Pre-registration on the day of the race starts at 8 a.m. Early registration fee (before March 29) is $20; late registration fee (March 30 - race day) is $25. Submit your name, address, phone number, Relay team you will be representing (if applicable), birthdate and T-shirt size to Charlotte Kirkpatrick. Make checks payable to Race for a Cure, c/o Charlotte Kirkpatrick, 1160 Hwy. 198, Stanford, KY 40484. For more information, call (859) 749-4580. There is a division for all ages. Everyone registered will receive a free T-shirt. Awards will be given to first, second and third place and an overall winner will receive $50 cash prize.


Blood drive scheduled 

A blood drive will be held Thursday, March 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the Stanford Presbyterian Church, 213 E. Main Street. Blood donors must have a photo I.D., be 17-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and meet additional requirements. For more information, contact Loretta Robinson at 1-800-775-2522.


Lincoln County Farmers Market Membership meeting

The Lincoln County Farmers Market will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 PM at the Lincoln County Extension Office. Any producers wishing to sell their farm products at the Farmers Market are invited to attend this meeting. For more information, please contact Steven Hoeck at (606) 669-0772.


Stanford Elementary to hold kindergarten registration

Stanford Elementary will hold its 2013-2014 kindergarten registration and screening April 8-19. The screenings will be given daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring the following to registration: 1) the child you are enrolling, 2) a copy of the child’s birth certificate, 3) the Social Security card of the child enrolling. Each screening will take approximately 30 minutes. We look forward to your child being a part of Stanford Elementary.


Wildflowers of Kentucky

The Gardener’s Group will welcome Dr. Thomas G. Barnes on Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Casey County Extension Education Building for a program on the wildflowers of Kentucky. Dr. Barnes is a professor of forestry and a wildlife specialist at U.K. as well as a noted author and photographer. He will share his years of knowledge with us and some beautiful photographs during his program. Dr. Barnes will have copies of his books available. Refreshments will be served. Call the Casey County Extension Office at (606)787-7384 by Monday, March 25 to register for this program.


Fort Logan Auxiliary luncheon

The annual Fort Logan Hospital Auxiliary luncheon and raffle will be held Friday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stanford Baptist Church Christian Life Center. Cost is $5. Menu consists of country ham or pimento cheese sandwich, vegetable soup, crackers, dessert and drink. For carry out or delivery, call (606) 365-2178. There will be a raffle for (2) $100 gift certificates for Durham’s Grocery. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and may be purchased from any Auxiliary member.


LC Retired Teachers to meet 

The Lincoln County Retired Teachers will meet Tuesday, March 19 at The Kentucky Depot at 11:30 a.m. with Rep. David Meade. All retired teachers are invited to attend. Please bring snack items for our school backpack program. These will be shared with the Lincoln County elementary schools. Our next meeting will be June 18 at the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center.


McDowell Wellness Center offering lifeguard training

McDowell Wellness Center is offering lifeguard training beginning April 11. The training will take place over seven days.  The dates are April 11 (5 to 6:30 p.m.), April 12 (5 to 9 p.m.), April 13 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), April 14 (1 to 7 p.m.), April 19 (5 to 9 p.m.), April 20 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and April 21 (8 a.m. to noon). Anyone interested in the training should register by April 10. Training books and face shields are included in class fees. Call McDowell Wellness Center at (859) 936-9355 to register or for more information.


McKinney Elementary to hold kindergarten registration

McKinney Elementary will hold its 2013-2014 primary entrance (kindergarten) registration and screening March 18-29. The screenings will be by appointment only Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 346-4741 to make appointments. Primary children may start if they are 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, but it is not mandatory that they start until they are 6 years old by October 1, 2013 according to Kentucky state law. You must bring the following to registration: 1) Child you are enrolling, 2) copy of child's certified birth certificate, 3) Social Security card of child enrolling. You must have by opening of school in 2013: child's immunization certificate, proof of recent medical and vision exams and proof of recent dental exam. Please allow approximately 30 - 45 minutes for registration and screening!


Organization meeting for special olympics program

An organizational meeting for a special olympics program for Lincoln, Garrard, Boyle and Mercer counties will be held  Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Boyle County Public Library, 307 W. Broadway in Danville. Organizers need volunteers and athletes to attend the kick-off planning meeting. For more information, call Tina Scott or Mary Carol Porter at A1 Case Management at (859) 236-3139 or (859) 559-9695. Alternatively, email a1cmky@gmail.com.


Lincoln County Fair Board scholarships available

The Lincoln County Fair Board will present two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors in Lincoln County. The scholarship is based on participation in the Lincoln County Fair.  Applications are available at the Lincoln County High School Counselors’ Office and the Lincoln County Extension Office.  Applications are due by April 18.


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