He is a deacon at Scotts Fork Christian Church where he teaches a youth group. He also coaches youth basketball, soccer and softball in both the Garrard and Boyle County communities, serves on the board of Danville Christian Academy, and is a past president of the Garrard County Chamber of Commerce.
Howard and his wife, Kathy, and their children, Emma and Ethan, reside in Lancaster.
Four added to advisory board at Farmers National Bank
The Board of Directors of Farmers National Bank has elected Scott Bottoms, Michael Hall, Linda Tillman and Mark Ward to the bank's Boyle County Advisory Board.
Bottoms is president of Danville Office Equipment. He is a graduate of Boyle County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. His civic duties have included serving on the boards of the Heart of Danville and Pioneer Services. He resides in Danville with his children, Kyle and Blake.
Hall, a pharmacist, operates Hall Pharmacy in Danville. He is a graduate of Centre College and Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy. His civic activities have included the Danville Country Club and Kentucky Alpha-Delta of Phi Delta Theta at Centre College. He is a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He resides on his farm with his wife, Julie, and their three children: Lindsey, Emily and Allison.
Tillman is director of volunteer services and senior programs with McDowell Health Auxiliary. She is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and Eastern Kentucky University. Her civic activities have included Southeastern Directors of Volunteer Services, Kentucky Society of Directors of Volunteer Services, First Baptist Church, Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Board, NAACP Danville Chapter, Danville Rotary Club and Boyle County Habitat for Humanity. She lives in Danville with her husband, Ennis. They are the parents of two married daughters, Tori Yeast and Keisha Kirkland.
Ward, an optometrist, practices at 359 S. Fourth St. in Danville. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Southern College of Optometry. His civic activities have included Danville Board of Health, Danville Rotary Club and The Presbyterian Church. He resides in Danville with his wife, Patty. They are the parents of three children, Jennifer, Michael and Katie.
In making the announcement, Greg Caudill, president of Farmers National Bank stated, "We feel like we have added four individuals with good solid business credentials and a common commitment to our community. The varied professions they represent will help our organization stay in touch with the needs and wants of our customers. We look forward to their contributions to our bank for some time to come."
McDowell Wellness therapist receives hippotherapy specialist designation
Lisa Dreager, a licensed occupational therapist at McDowell Wellness Center, has successfully passed the examination for certification as a Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist. The certification was earned through the American Hippotherapy Certification Board of the American Hippotherapy Association.
Hippotherapy is a specialty treatment strategy within the practice of physical therapy and occupational therapy in which the movement of the horse is used as part of an integrative treatment approach for patients with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, stroke and other conditions.
Dreager specializes in the treatment of pediatrics and has been utilizing hippotherapy for nine years. Her practice is based out of the rehabilitation services provided at McDowell Wellness Center. Her achievement as a Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist represents a high level of knowledge and extensive experience in the practice of hippotherapy. Only 47 practitioners nationwide have achieved that status.
Sparks General Store opens in Forkland
Nathan and Missy Sparks recently opened Sparks General Store at 164 Minors Branch Road in the Forkland area.
The store offers gasoline and diesel fuels, deli sandwiches, drinks, canned food, pizza, deli meats by the pound, cigarettes, hardware and automotive items, ice, bread, milk, whole sausage rolls, and tenderloin and pork chops by the pound.