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August 21, 2003

Junction Methodists to sell chicken dinners:

JUNCTION CITY - Junction City United Methodist Church, School Street, will sell barbecued chicken dinners during Railroad Days. The times are 5-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Boyle clerk's office receives records grant:

Boyle County Clerk Denise Curtsinger has been awarded a grant to enable the clerk's office to microfilm records.

The $5,633 grant was awarded by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, a division of the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet.

"It's wonderful for us because it allows us to protect these valuable records," said Curtsinger. "It helps us safeguard our heritage."

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Mercer officials extend office hours:

HARRODSBURG - The offices of Mercer County Clerk Bruce Harper and Property Valuation Administrator Neila Logue Monroe will be open until 6 p.m. every Monday, starting Sept. 8.

"This will give our citizens who work out of town and in the county time to get to the respective offices and conduct their business without having to take time off from their jobs," said Harper.

The extended hours on Monday are in response to constituents' requests for longer hours.

"It is important that we work together as county officers to be more efficient and accommodating," said Monroe. The PVA office will be open to correct assessments on vehicles and other daily business.

New hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Pool hours at Anderson-Dean Park:

HARRODSBURG - Anderson-Dean Aquatic Facility in Harrodsburg is open from 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. The pool has a 30-foot water slide.

Program offered at McDowell Place:

McDowell Place of Danville will present its monthly educational program for senior adults from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

Natalie Monroe, registered nurse, will focus on Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

The disease is especially common among individuals who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Symptoms of IBS, its causes, the proper diet for individuals with IBS and treatment options will be discussed.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (859) 239-4663.

Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees:

Ten free white flowering dogwoods will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during August.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10, with planting instructions.

Members also will receive a subscription to the foundation's bimonthly publication, "Arbor Day," and "The Tree Planting Book," about planting and caring for trees.

Send $10 membership contribution by Aug. 31 to Ten Dogwoods, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb. 68410.

Meeting:

Kentucky School for the Deaf Council - 7 p.m. today in the Brady Hall multi-purpose room.|8/20/03***

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