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November 05, 2003

World Community Day is Friday

World Community Day will be 2-3 p.m. Friday at The Presbyterian Church of Danville, West Main Street. The program, Circles of Love, will be led by Madrene Houy in the church fellowship hall.

All Christian women are welcome.

Church Women United, sponsor of the event, is an ecumenical movement representing 23 million Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women. Organized into more than 1,200 local and state units working for peace and justice in the United States and Puerto Rico, CWU is recognized by the United Nations.

Mercer Habitat needs volunteers

HARRODSBURG - Habitat for Humanity Mercer County needs construction volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday to finish a home. Half-day workers also are welcome.


The site is on Dove Court in Quail Run subdivision, opposite the College Street and Warwick Road intersection. Everyone on the site must be more than 18 years of age.

Questions may be left on the Habitat line at (859) 734-5086.

Mercer United Way to host health fair

HARRODSBURG - Mercer County United Way will sponsor a free health fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Harrodsburg High School gymnasium, 317 E. Lexington St.

Educational information will be available on cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Hospice care, kidney disease, dental and mental health, and food safety. Flu shots will be available for $10 or by presenting Medicaid or Medicare cards, and cholesterol and glucose screening will be offered.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about blood donation, natural health therapy, chiropractic treatment, domestic violence, and secondhand smoke.

Professionals from more than 14 health and human service organizations will provide educational information and materials. Call (859) 734-6206 for more information.

First Baptist Church hosts speaker

Tish Walker O'Rea, former radio announcer, corrections officer and native of Danville, will speak to students at her church, First Baptist, Second and Walnut streets, at 6 pm. Wednesday.

Her motivational speaking includes how her broadcasting career began at WHIR, being a correctional officer in Lexington, and inspiring kids to stay focused to be whatever they choose.

For details, call Mrs. Richard Hill at (859) 236-7574, Dana Hill at 236-2723 or O'Rea at (859) 335-5413.

Al Smith to speak at Centre

Veteran Kentucky journalist Al Smith will give this year's Press Distinguished Lecture at Centre College.

He will speak on "Press Work in Kentucky: Pistols, Preachers, and Politicians" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Weisiger Theatre.

A media personality, Smith is the host and producer of the television news show "Comment on Kentucky," now in its 30th year as Kentucky Educational Television's longest-running show.

Crab Orchard PTO sets fall festival

CRAB ORCHARD - Crab Orchard Elementary School will have a fall festival from 5-9 p.m. Friday. The school's PTO will sponsor the event.

A chili supper is planned from 5-7 p.m. and features chili, crackers, pimento cheese and peanut butter sandwiches, dessert and drink.

Game booths will be open from 6-8 p.m. and include a duck pond, tattoo parlor, football throw, cargo net climbing, grab bags and cake walk.

An auction will be from 8-9 p.m. Anyone who wishes to donate items for the auction may call the school at (606) 355-2331.


Casey Fiscal Court - 5 p.m. today in the circuit courtroom at the Casey County Courthouse. Routine business is on the agenda.

Danville City Manager Screening Committee - 5 p.m. today at city hall to make a final selection on candidates for city manager. The committee will vote by number. The names will not become public until Nov. 10. |None***

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