News Briefs for Oct. 19

October 19, 2004

Cookie exchange planned

STANFORD - An Ol' Time Cookie Exchange and an educational program on Williamsburg decorating will be 5:30 p.m. Monday at Lincoln County Extension Service.

Nancy Edwards, Franklin County extension agent for family and consumer sciences, will speak. The event is free, but participants should bring a batch of homemade cookies and the recipe.

The program is sponsored by the extension service. Call the extension office by Thursday if interested in attending.

Haunted Barn opens in Casey

LIBERTY - A Haunted Barn on Ky. 1547 will be open from 7-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and Oct. 27-31. To reach the barn, take Ky. 70 West six miles to Ky. 1547, then go a mile to the barn on the right. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Proceeds go to Relay for Life.


Lincoln student headed to FFA convention

STANFORD - Matthew Anderson of Lincoln County will help lead the 77th National FFA Convention Oct. 27-30. The event is hosted by the state of Kentucky and the city of Louisville. He is state FFA treasurer.

The convention is one of the largest annual youth events in the nation. More than 50,000 FFA members and guests from 50 states and Puerto Rico are expected to attend.

Centre to host reception for artist

The Centre College art program will host a free public reception for artist Lori Ellis from 4-5 p.m. Friday in the AEGON Gallery. Ellis' paintings have been on display in the gallery for a show titled "Structure and State of Mind."

Ellis, an assistant professor of painting at the Department of Art and Art History at SUNY Cortland, earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Her visual arts career includes 10 years of professional experience in design and art direction, as well as fine arts experience in many media. Ellis has exhibited her paintings nationally since 1985.

Pig roast set for Saturday

McKINNEY - The McKinney Community Pig Roast will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at McKinney Depot Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy all-you-can-eat pork and local gospel music. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children, and free for children 5 and under. All proceeds will benefit the beautification of McKinney Elementary School.

Forum addresses AIDS crisis in Africa

Centre College will present a public forum on "The AIDS Crisis in Africa" at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Young Hall, room 101, on campus.

Gillian Nur Samuels, communications specialist in AIDS research and information consultant to the Metropolitan Group in Cape Town, South Africa, will speak on gender issues in AIDS research, prevention, and treatment.

The Rev. Malcolm Damon, director of the Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa, will speak on linkages between churches, government, and other agencies in AIDS prevention and treatment.

The event is sponsored by CentrePeace, Parsons Student Health Center, the Religion Program, and the Residence Life and Counseling Office.

Red Cross offers CPR training

The Red Cross is offering several classes:

* 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Adult Cardiopulmonary Recertification, $25.

* 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Adult CPR and First Aid, $35.

* 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Bloodborne Pathogens, $20.

* 5-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Adult CPR at Charleston Health Care, $25.

Also offered are continuing education classes for hairdressers and babysitting classes.

For locations, more information and to schedule a class, call Karen Taylor at (859) 238-7325.


Due to a reporter's error, Thursday's article regarding Lincoln County's scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills did not accurately reflect those of Kings Mountain Elementary. While the early primary test scores did decline in each category but mathematics, the sixth-grade scores saw improvements in each battery, including an 11-point jump in language skills.

Each of the Lincoln County elementary school scores listed referred to the early primary test scores, unless otherwise specified.


Danville Christian Women's Club - 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Danville Country Club. Country fair items will be on sale. Proceeds will go to missionaries serving in North America through Stonecraft Ministries. Lunch costs $11.50. Child care will be provided. For reservations, call (859) 236-8774.

Junction City Elementary School Council - 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the library.

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