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February 24, 2004

Danville board honors educators

The Danville Board of Education Monday night honored three educators for recent state and national achievements.

Recognized at a reception in the lobby of Danville High School were Patti Rowland, technology resource and curriculum teacher at Hogsett Elementary School who is the Kentucky Department of Education's 2004 Teacher of the Year; Paige Stevens, principal at Bate Middle School who is the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals' 2004 Middle School Principal of the Year; and Donda Duchscherer, library media specialist at Danville High School who recently became a National Board Certified Teacher after completing a rigorous year-long series of studies.

Rowland, Stevens and Duchscherer received special plaques from the school board and Rowland and Stevens also received plaques from Boyle County Judge-Executive Tony Wilder.

Youth opinions needed for arts programs

The Community Arts Center, which will open later this year in the old Federal Building on Main Street in Danville, is seeking high school-age students to join a youth advisory panel that will provide guidance on programs and ways to reach local teens.


Applications are being accepted through March 1 for the youth advisory group, which will meet regularly and work with the arts center's education committee and board. Students from Boyle County and Danville schools and Kentucky School for the Deaf are being sought, as are home-school and private-school students who are high-school age.

Applications are available at local high schools or by phoning Lonnie Harp, chairman of the arts center education committee, at (859) 236-3501.

Training on becoming an effective member of a community board will also be provided to the youths selected.

Plans for federal agencies open for viewing

The annual plan for the Urban Renewal and Community Development agencies for Section 8 is available for review during normal business hours at the office, 201 West Walnut St.

A public hearing to discuss the plans will be 2 p.m. April 9 at the office. Call (859) 236-0039 for more information.

Ash Wednesday service set

An Ash Wednesday service will be held 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at The Presbyterian Church of Danville. The Taiz service will be held in the sanctuary. All are welcome.

Class to assist kidney patients

Dialysis Clinic Inc. is offering an informational program to assist kidney patients who are to begin dialysis what the different types of dialysis treatments are and which type fits their biopsychosocial needs the best. The class will touch upon hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation. The education program will be a joint effort of all disciplines at the clinic including nursing, nutrition and social work.

The information sessions are scheduled 1-2:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month in the DCI front lobby, 475 Whirlaway Drive, Danville. Call Laura Moore to schedule at (859)236-5982.

The orientation session is open to the public regardless of the individuals plan to receive dialysis services at DCI or any other clinic.

Open house set at EKU Danville

An open house will be 5-6 p.m. Friday for any students or adults who think they might start college classes at Eastern Kentucky University's Danville campus.

Information will be provided about how to apply for admission, seek financial aid, work with an academic advisor to choose classes, decide on a major and access other student services at EKU Danville.

Contact Cindy Peck at (854) 236-6866 for more information.


Boyle County Board of Health - 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Boyle County Health Department, 448 South Third St.|2/23/04***

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