News Briefs for July 2

July 02, 2004

Walking program winners announced

The 10-week spring Danville/Boyle County Walk-It-Off program ended with grand prize drawings for the 90 people who had completed their walking and turned walking logs in for the drawing. The program had 238 people participate, many of whom reported having lost weight, lowered cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose level.

The program is sponsored each spring and fall by the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Service, Boyle County Health Department, McDowell Wellness Center, and Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Department. The fall walking program is scheduled to begin Sept. 12.

Businesses who also contributed prizes were: Wal-Mart, Office Depot and Danville Bike and Footwear.

Grand prize winners were: Bobbie Lemons, $75 Wal-Mart gift card; Nadene May, $75 Wal-Mart gift card; Carla Grigsby, three-month membership McDowell Wellness Center; Joyce VanArsdall, three-month membership Bunny Davis Center; Jean Boswell, one-month membership Bunny Davis Center; Patsy Morris, Sharp Wizard organizer; Jean Nagy, day planner; Wes Winchell, leather pad folio organizer; Robin Deskins, $15 Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; Diane Sullivan, $15 Danville Bike and Footwear gift certificate; and pedometers to Pat Bennett, Debbie Caldwell, Edward Ellis, Mary Lee Furr, Rebecca Gibbons, Jane Henderson, Max Hester, Karen Hogue, Shirley Honaker, Nancy Huff, Dan Lawson, Kristin Lawson, Darrell McDonald, Charlotte Russell, Vicki Senior, Emma Shannon, Lynn Shenault, Roberta Trayner, Cheryl Wofford and Melissa Wren.


Boyle assistant principal changing hats

Paul Oliverio, assistant principal at Boyle County High School since 1998, will assume duties in August with the Bruce Hall Day Treatment Program serving the Boyle County and Danville Independent school districts.

In his new role, Oliverio will work with the teachers and home schools to coordinate the education component of Bruce Hall Day Treatment.

The new assignment also provides additional time for Oliverio to meet increasing responsibilities as district assessment coordinator for Boyle County Schools, a position he assumed last year. The role is expanding to meet No Child Left Behind and Kentucky Department of Education expectations.

"We are very pleased to have Mr. Oliverio join the day treatment program," said Joey Kirk, director. "Bruce Hall is recognized for providing innovative and sound educational opportunities in an alternative setting.

"Our students' school situations are often unique and complicated. Paul has the expertise to help us continue with and improve our efforts to meet the special academic needs of our students."

Lincoln cheerleaders plan fund-raiser

STANFORD - Lincoln County Middle School cheerleaders will have a yard sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at the middle school, located behind the high school. Proceeds will pay for cheerleading camp.

Stop smoking class offered in Lincoln

STANFORD - Lincoln County Health Department will begin a quit-smoking class, "The Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking" at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the health department basement. Call Lee Ann Taylor at (606) 365-3106 to register.

Streets closed for holiday celebration

CRAB ORCHARD - Elm Street will be closed from 3 p.m. today through 8 p.m. Saturday, running from the Crab Orchard fire station to Main Street. Main Street will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday for the parade at 1 p.m.

The Crab Orchard Celebration Committee will have a street dance today to kick off the annual Fourth of July Homecoming Celebration.

The dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. at City Hall. Jasper Family DJ will provide music. Prizes will be awarded for the following contests: most patriotic hair, funkiest decorated hat, limbo contest, hula-hoop contest, bubble blowing contest, twist contest, water balloon toss and musical Simon says. Prizes will be awarded throughout the dance.


Haley Key's last name was wrong in a photo caption Thursday, due to a photographer's error. She competed in the Power Wheels Derby at the Garrard County Fair.

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