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February 03, 2004

McDowell to "paint the town red"

Ephraim McDowell Health is joining the American Heart Association Friday in observance of the first-ever National Wear Red Day. Individuals are asked to wear red to help raise awareness and show support for women and heart disease.

"Heart disease is the greatest health threat to all individuals, but especially to women," said Mary R. Begley, director of marketing and planning at McDowell. "One in 2.5 women in the United States will die of heart disease and stroke. We hope to reduce that number by raising awareness of heart disease."

McDowell has sent posters and information about heart disease to businesses and industries in the area, encouraging participation in the campaign. Individuals who work for McDowell in areas where they can't wear red will be given a red lapel ribbon to wear.


"We hope to 'paint the town red' and by doing so help to reduce the toll of heart disease," Begley said.

For more information, call (859) 239-2453.

Body Recall classes begin Feb. 9

Body Recall classes are scheduled Feb. 9-April 16 at First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 555 E. Lexington Road. Beginning and intermediate classes are 8:30-9:30 a.m. and advanced classes are 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Body Recall can help a person regain mobility, strength, energy and flexibility in daily life and is for all ages. The exercises can be done in a chair or without a chair.

Call Carolyn Walter at (859) 548-8203 for more information.

Rug braiding class is Feb. 10

LIBERTY - A free rug braiding class, sponsored by 1547 Friendship Extension Homemakers Club, will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Casey County Cooperative Extension Service on U.S. 127 South. Instructors will be Tommye Allen and Hazel Brown.

To register, contact Allen at (606) 787-2562 or 787-5190 or the extension office at (606) 787-7384.

Participants need to bring a minimum of five wool garments (skirts or slacks) with hems, zippers, buttons, waistbands, or pockets removed as well as a spool of button and carpet thread, needle, scissors, ruler, large safety pins, and iron to press strips.

Names omitted from honor roll

STANFORD - Names omitted from the honor roll at Lincoln County Middle School are: All A's, Macy McCowan; and A's and B's, Jessica Adams, Justine Alford, Andy Bratcher, Jerad Burton, Cicily Coleman, Lauren Douglas, Josh Foister, Kayla Helm and Morgan Henderson. The school inadvertently left the names off of the list.


Liberty City Council - 5:30 p.m. today for a special called meeting at City Hall. The agenda includes second reading of an ordinance relating to a $500,00 budget amendment for a Community Development Block Grant, resolution accepting an area development grant, discussion of garbage rates, mayor's report and an executive session to discuss personnel and pending litigation.|None***

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