News Briefs for Nov. 17

November 17, 2004

Retired teachers plan social

HARRODSBURG - Mercer County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Dec. 3 at The Tea Leaf in Danville for a Christmas social. Reservations are required by Nov. 30. Call Brenda Semones at (859) 734-5238 for reservations or to request car pooling information.

Church to open soup kitchen Saturday

St. James AME Church, 124 E. Walnut St., will have a soup kitchen open to the community from 3-6 p.m. Saturday. The Women's Missionary Society is hosting the event. Soups, sandwiches and other food will be available. Call Tillie Stallworth at (859) 236-9255 for information.

Lincoln homemakers plan tasting party

STANFORD - Lincoln County Homemakers Association will hold a tasting party from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the county extension office. Cost is $4 with $1 to be donated to Fort Logan Ministries.


The party will feature easy recipes for busy people, fall table decoration ideas, and a free recipe booklet to participants. Carryouts will be available. Call (606) 365-2447 for more information.

Commodities to be distributed

Commodities distribution will be from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the National Guard Armory, according to Roger Trent, director of the Boyle County Health Department.

Volunteers are needed to help load boxes after 1 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the armory.

Circuit clerks attend conference

Two local circuit court clerks participated in a management and leadership conference recently in Lexington.

Mercer County Circuit Clerk Rose Bishop and Boyle County Circuit Clerk Trudy Stevens participated in the program titled "Better Service Through Better Management."

Maggie Cimino, a nationally known judicial educator with the Center for Judicial Education and Research in San Francisco, facilitated the program. Cimino helped the clerks identify the challenges they face and develop ways to increase efficiency and improve customer service.

The Education Services Department for the AOC provides two training conferences a year for Kentucky's circuit clerks, who are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky courts.

"Circuit clerks are on the front line of the court system," said Gary Haddock, Christian County Circuit Court clerk and president of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks. "Their role in maintaining court records requires knowledge of the law, attention to detail and a strong commitment to serving the citizens of Kentucky. Maintaining an efficient office environment is essential to good customer service."

The clerks also attended a session on Trust for Life, an ongoing public campaign sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks to promote organ donation.

Haigh completes term of national service

Adam Haigh of Danville is one of 149 members of Service Year X graduating today at AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps Northeast Region campus.

Since January, Haigh has been stationed out of the Northeast Region campus in Perry Point, Md., and serves communities throughout Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine.

Members range in age from 18 to 24. They are required to complete 1,700 hours of community service in projects covering the environment, education, public safety, other unmet human needs, and disaster relief.

At the end of their 10-month service term, they receive $4,725 to help pay for college, student loans, vocational school, and other education expenses.

AmeriCorps programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency.


Boyle County Middle School Council - 3:30 p.m. Thursday in room 112 at the school.


People in the back row of a photograph concerning the transfer of Gate Way Park to Casey Fiscal Court that was used in Tuesday's Advocate were, from left, Homer Hecht, Gina Smith, Sam Smith, Millard Allen, Alene Allen, Jerry Hebrock, Jody Atwood (executive director of the Liberty/Casey County Chamber of Commerce), Carol Dunham and Kathy E. Goode. The photo caption was wrong due to a reporter's error.

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