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Monday news briefs 081103

August 12, 2003

Forkland's annual pig roast is Saturday:

FORKLAND - The annual pig roast to kick off the 32nd Forkland Festival in October will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Forkland Community Center.

The menu will include pork sandwiches with homemade barbecue sauce, baked potatoes, slaw, drinks and sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and watermelon.

Plans and a work schedule for this year's festival will be discussed.

The festival photo contest is for the best Forkland community photographs, and the winning pictures will be featured on a 2005 calendar.

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Works begins on ramp at Lake Liberty:

LIBERTY - Work on a new concrete boat ramp has begin at Lake Liberty. Clay Hoskins Construction Co. received the contract for $13,400 to build a 50- by 20-foot ramp.

The old concrete slab has been removed to make way for the new ramp.

The City Council agreed in June to build the new ramp. Councilman Earl L. "Monk" Wilson said work also needs to be done on the dock at the lake.

Hunter education course offered:

STANFORD - A free hunter education course, sponsored by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be offered Aug. 21, 22, 23 at the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Service office off the bypass across from Wal-Mart.

Classes will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 21-22. Range work and exam will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 23.

Call Bill Hayes at (606) 365-9825 or Robert Bowen at (606) 365-3974 to register.

Montessori school calendar set:

The calendar for Brookside, Danville's Montessori middle school for grades 6-8, is:

Today - Opening day for staff

Tuesday through Friday - New student orientation

Aug. 18-22 -Orientation week for all students

Sept, 1 - Labor Day, no school

Sept. 12 - No school

Oct. 6-10 - End of cycle 1, immersion and service activities

Oct. 13-17 - Fall break

Nov. 4 - Election day, no school

Nov. 27-28 - Thanksgiving break

Dec. 15-19 - End of cycle 2, immersion and service activities

Dec. 19-Jan. 5 - Winter break

Jan. 16 - No school

Jan. 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school

Feb. 9-12 - End of cycle 3, immersion and service activities

Feb. 13-16 - Presidents' Day break

March 5 - No school

March 29-April 2 - End of cycle 4, immersion and service activities

April 5-9 - Spring break

April 19-23 - CAT testing and seminars

May 19-23 - End of cycle 5, immersion and service activities

May 24 - Last day for students

May 25 - Last day for staff

Early release days: Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Nov. 14, Feb. 27, March 26 and May 24.

If weather causes a delay or closing of school, the school will follow the Danville city school schedule.

Immersion weeks are tentative dates. If a school trip includes weekend days, the calendar will be amended at the end of the year.

Meetings:

Boyle Fiscal Court - 10 a.m. Wednesday in the fiscal courtroom at the courthouse. The meeting regularly scheduled for Tuesday was moved back because some of the magistrates and Judge-Executive Tony Wilder are at a conference about local issues hosted by Gov. Paul Patton.

The agenda includes bond issue, sheriff cruiser bids, Pioneer Vocational appropriation, property tax rates, motor vehicle and watercraft taxing jurisdiction, Department of Agriculture grant agreement, compensatory time agreement, joint jail meeting, computer purchase, tax exoneration for volunteer services, treasurer's quarterly and end of fiscal year reports, Jeff Peek parade, sewerage, and planning and zoning junkyard amendment.

Casey County Board of Education - 7 p.m. today at Casey County Vocational School. The agenda includes update on renovation/construction projects, naming a board secretary and recorder, attendance banner presentations, dropout report, change grading period, considering professional leave of absence, and hear superintendent's report to the board.

Correction:

Two photos were misidentified in the business briefs on Sunday's Business page. The namelines on photos of Dr. Kimberly Smith and Tina Whitehouse were reversed. The Advocate-Messenger regrets the error.|None***

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