Community Announcements: Jan. 11, 2018

Published 11:21 am Friday, January 12, 2018

University of Kentucky Majorette Clinic 

Have you ever wanted to learn to twirl a baton?

Please join us on Saturday, January 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum (201 Avenue of Champions, Lexington) for a chance to learn how to twirl baton from current and alumni University of Kentucky Sweetheart Majorettes and Jewel of the Bluegrass Feature Twirler, Miranda VanHoozen.  Please register by emailing uksweetheartalumni@gmail.com including name, age, skill level and t-shirt size of the twirler. A $25 fee will be collected at the door. Water, gatorade and snacks will be provided.  Please bring a baton for yourself and any extras to loan to those just learning to twirl.  The Sweethearts will celebrate their 50th anniversary this fall.

Lincoln County Spelling Bee

Lincoln County Public Schools will hold a County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Feb. 7. If you are a Home-School operating in Lincoln County and want to participate, please contact Kendra Mitchell at (606) 365-5775 or kendra.mitchell@lincoln.kyschools.us for more information.All inquiries must be received by Friday, Jan. 19.

Holiday closing

The Lincoln County Health Department will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

LC School to hold public forum

The Lincoln County School Nutrition Department is holding a public forum on the School Wellness Program tonight (Thursday, January 11) at 5 p.m. at the Lincoln County Board of Education.

Economical Entrees

Join us on Facebok Live @woodfordcountyCES on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. (EST) for Economical Entrees, presented by Elizabeth Coots, FCS Agent. Learn tips for buying and techniques for preparing healthy and economical entrees. For recipe samples, join the Facebook LIVE Watch Party at the Extension Office in Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer and Woodford.

Area Grain Crops Producers meeting

An area grain crops producers meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Boyle County Extension Office. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the speakers starting at 6:30 p.m. Program includes: 6:30 p.m. – Row Crop Production Tips – Dr. Carrie Knott, UK Extension Grain Crops specialist; 7 p.m. – Glyphosate Resistant Weeds – Dr. J. D. Green, UK Extension Weed Specialist; 7:30 p.m. – Grain Economics & New Technology – Dr. Jordan Shockley, UK Extension Grain Economist and 8 p.m. – closing comments. Call your county extension office to make meal reservation by noon Tuesday, Jan, 23, (606) 365-2459.

South Central Kentucky Tobacco Growers meeting

The South Central Kentucky Tobacco Growers meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Lincoln County Extension Office. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. followed by speakers at 6:30 p.m.  All tobacco growers are invited and urged to attend. This program is approved for GAP certification and re-certification by all buying companies and market locations. Program includes: 6:30 p.m. – Tobacco GAP certification and update; 6:50 p.m. – Tobacco Labor Training; 7:20 p.m. – Tobacco Production Update – Dr. Bob Pearce, UK Extension Tobacco Specialist; 8:00 p.m. – Tobacco Diseases – Dr. Emily Pfeufer, UK Extension Plant Pathologist; 8:30 p.m. – closing comments and announcements. Call your county extension office to make meal reservation by Monday, Jan. 29, (606) 365-2459.

Area Forage Production meeting

An area forage production meeting will be held Thursday, March 1 at the Boyle County Extension Office. All area farmers and agribusiness reps are invited to attend. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. followed by speakers starting at 6:30 p.m. Program includes: 6:30 p.m. – Forage Management – Dr. Ray Smith, UK Extension Forage Specialist; 7 p.m. – Weed Management Strategies – Dr. J. D. Green, UK Extension Weed Specialist; 7:30 p.m. – Hay Feeding Management & Structure Design – Dr. Steve Higgins, UK Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering; 8:15 – closing comments by area extension agents for ANR. Call your county extension office to make meal reservation by noon Tuesday, Feb. 27, (606) 365-2459.

Blood Drive scheduled

It’s time to bleed blue! Big Blue Slam is the annual blood drive competition between Kentucky and Florida basketball fans. Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Florida enjoy this friendly competition every January to see whose donors can give the most blood. This is the tenth year for the event that is a fun way to prove who has the most generous fans while also helping to pump up the blood supply at a time when colds, flu and winter weather can negatively impact it. Kentucky leads the Gators in this competition, five to four. Kentucky fans can give blood during Big Blue Slam at the following donation location: Lincoln County Community, Thurday., Jan. 25 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship room at the Stanford Presbyterian Church, 213 East Main in Stanford. Blood donors must be at least 17-years- old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year- old donors must

have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.

Nature’s Thyme Herb group to meet

Nature’s Thyme Herb group will meet on Thursday, Jan 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Garrard County Extension office. Planning, Planting and Growing an Herb Garden… Lori Bowling, Horticultural Agent from Boyd County will enlighten us on how to get started. Refreshments are provided so please, RSVP to the office so we reserve your seat and ensure enough for all attending (859) 792-3026 or visit our Facebook page for more details. Non-members $3.

Democratic Woman’s Club to meet

The Democratic Woman’s Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. New officers will be installed. All ladies are invited to attend. If Lincoln County Schools are closed due to inclement weather that day, the meeting will be cancelled.

McDowell Wellness Center offering swim lessons

McDowell Wellness Center is offering swimming lessons beginning Tuesday, Jan. 9. Participants can choose to attend the 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. class. Each lesson is 45 minutes and will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks.  Classes are available for all age groups and are taught by certified instructors. Please call McDowell Wellness Center at (859) 936-9355 for a detailed list of class times and levels.

American Legion Post 18 monthly meetings

The American Legion Post 18 in Stanford meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library, second floor. All veterans are welcome.

Square Dance lessons

Fort Logan Pioneer Square Dance lessons are now available at First Southern Veterans Park community building, 567 Goshen Rd., Stanford from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn Western Square Dancing and line dancing. First two lessons are free. Call Judy at (606) 669-0133 or Jerry at (859) 410-4556.

Bingo-Cize

Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center presents Bingo-Cize every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m in the center’s dining room. Age 60 and over. Free class. Call (606) 365-9016 to register.

SBDM Council meetings

•Waynesburg Elementary’s SBDM Council: January 18, 2018; February 15, March 15, April 19,  and May 17. All meetings will be held at 4 p.m. in the school library.

•Hustonville Elementary’s SBDM Council: January 18 at 4:30 p.m., February 15 at 4:30 p.m., March 15 at 4:30 p.m., April 19 at 4:30 p.m., and May 17 at 4:30 p.m.

•Highland Elementary’s SBDM Council: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 13. The meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. in the school library.

Good Grief Support Group

The Good Grief Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and last Thursday of each month at the Lincoln County Public Library. Join our caring, compassionate atmosphere as we share life experience and understanding in times of grief and bereavement. Snacks and coffee will be provided. For more information, contact Stephanie Atkins, CMA/volunteer coordinator at (606) 669-4648 (cell) or home at (606) 758-4680.

New book store seeks local artists 

The Rabbit Hole, a new book store in town is looking for local artists to display their work at the store, located at 713 E Main, Stanford. If you are interested, please contact Mary at (606) 510-1156.

Lions Club monthly meetings

The Lions Club meets on the first and third Mondays of every month at the Lincoln County Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend and are invited to join the Lions Club. The Lions Club is here to serve the community. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Call (207) 239-4766 to reach Lion Bob Swett or call the Lincoln County Public Library at (606) 365-7513 with any questions.

Cedar Creek Sportsman Club meetings

The Cedar Creek Sportsman Club meets every third Tuesday of the month with a meeting and meal. Membership is $60/year. Anyone wanting to rent building, please contact Phyllis Adams at (606) 355-0276.

Stanford Rotary Club meetings

The Stanford Rotary Club meets most Mondays at noon, at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night is every Friday night at 7 p.m. at the historic L&N Depot.

Lincoln County Public Library Events

Hours for the Lincoln County Library are: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact (606) 365-7513 for more information about any of the following programs.

Preschool Programs:

The Lincoln County Public Library now offers story times each week as well as monthly Science Time for preschoolers.

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Toddler Tales at the Library (ages 18 months – 3 years)

Thursdays, 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime at the Library (ages 4-5 years)

Tech Tuesdays: 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23 – Coding for Beginners

Fizz, Boom, Fun – 11 a.m., second Friday of each month.

Minecraft – 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30.

For All Ages

Happy Scrappers: Crafting Club – Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fourth Monday Book Discussion – Monday, Jan. 22, 5 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday Art Works: Every first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. – learn new art techniques. Registration is required. Valentine Card.

Introduction to Computers: Basic Computer Skills: We will meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. through January 30 for this four-week introductory course. Space is limited. Registration is required by January 5. Call (606) 365-7513 to register or stop by the library.

SKILLS U presents GED Instruction on Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Call (606) 365-9665 for more information.  GED instruction that is taught by caring, knowledgeable staff, available face-to-face and online, designed to help make tough subjects more understandable and FREE!

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class/Strong Women Program: Presented by the Lincoln County Health Dept. is held Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 at the Lincoln County Public Library. We will focus on flexibility and strength training exercises. New participants are always welcome.