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August 21, 2003

Casey arts and crafts needed for show:

LIBERTY - "Arts in the City" will be hosted Aug. 30 by the Casey County Arts Council and Downtown Renaissance Committee during open house at the new City Hall.

Local crafters and artisans are invited to display their talents in City Hall and on the lawn on Middleburg Street. Free booths may be reserved by calling Myrtle Russell at (606) 787-9239.

Star-viewing night set at wildlife refuge:

Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge will have a Star Party at 9:30 p.m. Saturday to view Mars and other objects in the summer sky. Herb Petitjean will lead a tour and provide useful tips for anyone interested in getting started in amateur astronomy. He will have an 8-inch diameter reflector set up for telescopic viewing.


In case of clouds, the event will be Aug. 30.

Participants should wear insect repellent and bring a flashlight, preferably with red tissue paper or plastic over the lens to preserve night vision. Participants also may bring binoculars or telescopes.

This summer, Mars will come closer to Earth than it has in nearly 60,000 years.

Fish fry set for Saturday in Cartersville:

CARTERSVILLE - Cartersville Ruritan Club will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the park on Harmon's Lick Road, one-fourth mile off Ky. 954. Rain will cancel the event.

Junction City Hall to close early:

JUNCTION CITY - City Hall will close at noon Friday because Main Street will be closed for Railroad Days Festival.


Boyle County Middle School Council - 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the school library.|8/20/03***

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