Wednesday news brief 081303

August 14, 2003

Two file for Junction council vacancy:

JUNCTION CITY - Donnie Goode and appointed City Councilman Brad Murphy have filed petitions declaring their candidacy for the unexpired term of Melissa Miller, who resigned. The election will be Nov. 4. Deadline for filing was Tuesday.

Murphy was appointed to run for office after Miller moved out of city limits, shortly before her term was to begin. Murphy and Goode ran unsuccessfully in the last election.

Parade marshals announced:

JUNCTION CITY - Railroad Days parade marshals will be Thelma Singleton, a retired teacher from Junction City Elementary School, and Janice Noe, receptionist at the school. Both women have been volunteers in the city for many years.


The parade will be 11:30 a.m. and the fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Aug. 23.

Organizers said they need more people to sign up for the yard sale and flea market booths on Main Street during the festival. It's free to local residents and $10 for others on a first come, first serve basis. Applications are at City Hall. For more info, call (859) 854-3900.

Fire hydrant testing scheduled:

Danville Fire Department will start its bi-annual fire hydrant tests on Aug. 19. Tests will begin in the Green Acres and Lexington Road area. For more information, call Fire Chief Mike Thomas at (859) 238-1247.

Weight loss program begins Sept. 8:

An alternative program for losing weight will begin Sept. 8 at McDowell Wellness Center.

WELL for Life starts 7 p.m. at the Wellness Center on Ben Ali Drive in Danville.

The program helps individuals learn how to manage their weight while making exercise and a healthy diet part of their lifestyle.

The cost is $96 for the 12-week program for center members and the cost for non-members is $246, which includes a three-month membership. The program consists of weekly weigh-ins, and participants receive a journal for tracking the foods they eat.


Chauncey Alcock, who was mentioned in Sunday's article on St. Mildred's Court, was a part-owner of The Advocate-Messenger in addition to being wire editor.


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