News Briefs for Nov. 12

November 12, 2004

Boyle library to host book sale

Friends of the Danville-Boyle County Public Library will host the annual fall book sale for three days, beginning Nov. 19. The sale will run during regular library hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20, and 1-5 p.m. Nov. 21.

The sale will include a wide array of books, ranging from rare old books to contemporary mass-market paperbacks. The most valuable old books will be available only on Friday. Some have an appraised value of up to $200 but will be available at prices of $50 or less. Some modern paperbacks and children's books will have prices as low as 25 cents. The sale features fiction and nonfiction for all ages.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit Friends of the Library. In past years, the Friends have helped the library start new collections, such as movies on DVD.


LCHS cheerleaders have plant sale

STANFORD - The annual poinsettia sale is underway by the Lincoln County High School cheerleaders. To place an order, contact the cheerleaders or call the high school at (606) 365-9111.

Colors available include red, white, pink, Silver Star red (light green leaves with white edges and red blooms) and Jungle Bells (white and pink splashes on red blooms). Orders must be in by Nov. 18. Plants, which cost $8 each, will be delivered Dec. 1.

Diabetes screenings are planned

HARRODSBURG - The Mercer County Health Department will sponsor free diabetes screenings and offer a class on diabetes prevention in recognition of November Diabetes Month.

As many as 16 million Americans are well on their way to developing diabetes, and most do not know it, according to the National Diabetes Education Program, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

They have a condition called pre-diabetes, which means that blood glucose levels are elevated but not yet diabetic. There is now scientific evidence that people can delay or prevent the disease and its devastating complications. Those 45 years of age or older and overweight are most at risk, and are encouraged to take advantage of the free diabetes screenings:

10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wal-Mart; 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 17 CVS Pharmacy; 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 23, Medicine Shoppe; and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Kroger.

Free diabetes prevention class are 5-6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Mercer County Health Department.

For more information, call Kathy Crown-Weber, dietitian, at (859) 734-4522. Screening results are most accurate when done fasting or two hours after a meal.

Commodities to be distributed

LIBERTY - Commodities will be distributed to income-eligible Casey County residents 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Casey County Recycling Center, 1175 Campbellsville St.

Recipients are asked to bring containers.

Holiday shopping event is Saturday

A holiday extravaganza will be 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 482 Stanford Ave. Home decorations, candles, baskets, jewelry, spa and wellness and children's toys and book will be available.

Call (859) 624-0397 for information.


Due to incorrect information supplied to The Advocate-Messenger, the date of special graduation services for World War II veterans at Danville High School was wrong in Wednesday's paper. The graduation services will be held 7 p.m. on Monday at DHS.

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