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January 08, 2004

Blood drive planned Friday

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center will sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Ben Franklin Room at the hospital.

The blood drive is in conjunction with Central Kentucky Blood Center, which reports that blood inventory remains low at this time.

The need for blood donations is critical.

Wal-Mart offers $1,000 scholarships

Every Wal-Mart and SAM'S CLUB will have two $1,000 scholarships to award in May. Applications are available in Wal-Mart stores and SAM'S CLUB locations and from high school counselors, with an application deadline of Feb. 1.


The scholarships are funded by the Wal-Mart/SAM'S CLUB Foundation.

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic record, ACT/SAT test scores, community and extracurricular involvement, work experience, and financial need.

All scholarship recipients will automatically be entered into a state competition for a chance to win an additional $4,000 scholarship, for a total award of $5,000.

All state winners will then be automatically entered into a national competition for a chance to win an additional $20,000 scholarship, for a total scholarship award of $25,000.

Additional information and requirements are listed on the applications.

The state winners and national winner will be notified in July.

Boyle report cards to be released

Report cards for students in the Boyle County school system will be released Jan. 15 instead of Monday.

6th District reps to be in area

Representatives for the 6th District Congressional District will hold office hours in the area this month. A representative will be available in the following counties to address questions and concerns regarding the federal government.

Garrard County judge-executive's office 2-3 p.m. Jan. 15.

Mercer County judge-executive's office, 2-3 p.m. Jan. 20.

Boyle County judge-executive's office, 11 a.m. to noon, and Lincoln County judge-executive's office, 2-3 p.m. Jan. 21.

Parenting workshop scheduled at Cliffview

Susan Vogt, mother of four young adults and author of "Raising Kids Who Will Make a Difference," will be at Cliffview Center Jan. 24-25 to lead a workshop titled, "A Potpourri for Parents."

The overnight program will offer a variety of topics of interest and benefit to parents of children from 1-16 years of age.

Vogt, a certified Family Life Educator and formerly director of Family Life for the Diocese of Covington, is an engaging speaker who inspires and encourages her audience by means of wit, life experience and practical ideas.

The workshop is $75 per person, which includes room and three meals.

Cliffview Center, the retreat and conference facility operated by the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, is off Ky. 34.

For additional information, call (toll free) 877-792-3330 or visit the Web site at


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