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March 16, 2004

Boyle schools

to dismiss early

All Boyle County schools will dismiss two hours early Wednesday to allow teachers to work together on issues that have an impact on student learning. The next early release date is March 31.

Registration set

for Special Olympics

Special Olympics track and field registration will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Millennium Park, near the soccer complex, for ages 8 years and older. For more information, call Helen Overstreet at (859) 238-7734.

Commodities to be

distributed Friday

Commodities distribution this month will be 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the National Guard Armory, 482 Stanford Ave.

Volunteers are needed to help load boxes after 1 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the armory, said Roger Trent, director of the Boyle County Health Department.


Lincoln homemakers

to have speaker

STANFORD - Lincoln County Homemakers will hold an International Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the extension service.

The public is invited to learn about Russia, with a guest speaker from Penza, Russia, and about Russian cuisine. The cost is $3 plus a new or gently used blanket or a pair of new socks to be donated to the American Indian reservations in the West.

Grief retreat offered

for teenagers

Camp CIDAO, a teen grief retreat, will be April 2-4 for teenagers ages 13 to 17 who are grieving the death of a loved one.

The retreat is sponsored by Hospice of the Bluegrass, Heritage Hospice Inc., Hospice of Hope, and Hospice Care Plus.

The cost is $20 per participant or $25 per family if more than one teenager attends. Scholarships are available on a limited basis.

For more information, contact Jennifer Harper, bereavement counselor, Heritage Hospice Inc., at (859) 236-2425 or 1-800-203-6633.

Sheriff's Ranch

eeks donations

The Kentucky Sheriffs' Ranch needs supplies for the upcoming camping season.

The ranch serves children ages 8-11 from low-income homes by providing a free week of summer camp. The camp runs for eight weeks, alternating boys one week and girls the next. Sheriffs in each Kentucky county are allotted both boys and girls and transport the children to and from camp.

Items needed include sheet sets, towels and wash cloths, foam cups, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, bug repellent (deet-free), construction paper, poster board, small tractor, golf cart, generators, tissues, toilet seats, pillows, foam divided plates, paper towels and napkins, laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, crayons and markers, activity and coloring books, arts and crafts items, commercial washer, commercial dishwasher, shower curtains and hooks, foam bowls, snack items and ice pops, plumbing supplies, first aid supplies, anti-diarrheal capsules, children's' and adult-strenth Tylenol, Aleve, ibuprofen anti-bacterial cream, latex gloves, swimmer''s ear drops, heating pads, sanitary pads and tampons, butterfly sutures, anti-fungal spray, hydrocortisone cream, antihistamine capsules, cough syrup, eye drops and calamine lotion.

For more information, call (270) 362-8660.


Harrodsburg Roots and Heritage Society - 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Lane Park building. Plans are under way for the annual Roots and Heritage Festival. Anyone within the community who is interested in working with the festival is welcome at the meeting. The committee meets the first and third Thursday of each month. Contact|None|***

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