News briefs for 04-18-2012

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Poll Workers
The Washington County Clerk’s office is seeking poll workers from all political parties for the upcoming primary elections. Workers must be registered to vote. For more information, contact the clerk’s office at (859) 336-5425.

St. Dominic Raffle
St. Dominic School is selling raffle tickets for a $10,000 Super Raffle. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any school parent or at the school office. Proceeds go to the St. Dominic science lab construction project. The drawing will be held April 30.

Swim Lessons
The Wilderness Trace Family YMCA will be offering swim lessons at the Centre College pool in Danville. There are three sessions to choose from May 28-June 7, June 18-28 and July 2-12. For more information, contact the YMCA at (859) 734-9622 or (859) 236-0359.

Wednesday, April 18
County Clerk’s Office Closed
The Washington County Clerk’s office will be closed (today) April 18 due to election training in Lexington.

Parkinson’s Support Group-Bardstown
The Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting will be (today) Wednesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in the Nelson County Public Library Community Room. A representative from Tender Touch Senior Services will be on hand to explain their services offered in a five county area. There will also be open discussion and sharing. Meetings are open to all touched by Parkinson’s including patients, family and caregivers. Call Jane Swarts at 502-350-4458 for more information.

Friday, April 20
Celebration of Earth Day
The community celebration of Earth Day will take place this year on Friday, April 20, at noon at the Springfield Farmers Market. There will be a short program followed by lunch and the planting of the butterbean tent and flowers by the NWES fourth graders. The public is invited to participate.  This celebration is a joint project of New Pioneers, the Washington County Extension Office, the City of Springfield, Washington County Judge Executive, and the Washington County Homemakers.

Appetizer Party

The public is invited to attend a pre-theater appetizer party in conjunction with Man Of LaMancha on April 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. at City Hall, 127 West Main, Springfield. All proceeds will benefit The Caring Place, a center for abused women and children, in Lebanon. The Caring Place is a 501c3 organization. For tickets, please call Laurie Smith at (859) 481-3309 or contact any committee member. Tickets available in advance or at the door.

Saturday, April 21

Employee Reunion
Rexnord/Mathews/FKI Logistex & Intelligrated employee reunion will be held Saturday, April 21 from 5-9 p.m. at Mallards Restuarant, 1001 Ben Ali Drive in Danville (beside Cinemas). Spouses and dates are welcome. For more information, call Carmen Hampton at 859-319-3143.

YMCA Soccer
Sign up at the soccer clinic for YMCA soccer on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon  at the Board of Education field. The season runs from April 28 to June 2 for youth, ages 5-14 years old. For more information contact Terry Gabhart at (859) 481-1648 or YMCA at (859) 734-9622.
Contemplative Prayer Day
The St. Catharine Motherhouse monthly Contemplative Prayer Day will be on Saturday, April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All Christian church denominations invited. The day includes centering prayer, meditative walks,  silence, personal prayer, a presentation on St. Therese of Lisieux by Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP, discussion after presentation, and a closing ritual and blessing. Bring bag lunch, drinks provided. For more information, please call 859-284-5201 or e-mail lamondaop@gmail.com.  

Tractor Pull
Mackville Community Development and the Mackville Lions Club will be hosting a tractor pull on Saturday, April 21 at the Mackville Community Center. The pull will start at 5 p.m. with weigh-in at 4 p.m. Concessions will be available. For more information contact Eddie at 481-3420.

Sunday, April 22
Women’s Day
Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will be celebrating Women’s Day on Sunday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Stacy McDonald of Chambers Avenue Christian Church, Georgetown, Ky. Musical guests will be Full Hope Gospel Church Praise Team of Danville. Everyone is invited to this day of worship and praise. Rev. Michelle Washington is pastor.
April 22-23
Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference
Events during the 14th annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts conference will be taking place in Springfield on Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23. For more information, go to emrsociety.com and click on “XIV Annual EMRS Conference Registration.”

April 22-27
Brush Grove Revival
Brush Grove Baptist Church will be in Revival April 22-27. Bro. Bobby Chesser, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will be the Evangelist for the week. Time for services will be 7 p.m. nightly. All are invited.

Monday, April 23
Managing Your Meals
Managing Your Meals will be held Monday, April 23 at the Nelson County Civic Center (use the back entrance). The initial class will be from 9-10 a.m. with a follow-up class from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. These classes will be conducted by a registered dietitian or nurse. Call (800) 280-1601, ext. 1035 to register.

Tuesday, April 24
Farmers Market
All prospective vendors for the Springfield Farmers Market will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, April 24, at Springfield City Hall. Applications for the new season will be distributed at the meeting and operating requirements will be presented. All vendors must be present. Please pre-register for the meeting by calling Sister Claire at 336-5070 no later than Monday, April 23.

Diabetes Coalition
The Marion, Nelson, Washington Diabetes Coalition will meet at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at the Diabetes Care Solutions. For more information, call Melissa Conder at (800) 280-1601.

Scouting Dinner
Marion and Washington Counties Friends of Scouting Dinner, in support of Scouting programs in our local community, will be held Tuesday, April 24. For more information contact Jason Wilson at (502) 400-5559.  

Wednesday, April 25

Teen Leadership Applications
Applications for the next class of Teen Leadership Washington County are available and are due back to Debbie McIntosh at the Washington County High School Youth Services Center by Wednesday, April 25.
For more information contact Roberta Hunt, Washington County 4-H Youth Development at 336-7741 or Jaclyn Jones, Community Education Director at 336-5470.

Thursday, April 26
Project Graduation Fundraiser
A WCHS Project Graduation “Brown Bag” fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Washington County Extension Office meeting room.  
Hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, dessert and drinks will be included in the brown bag meal.  
Delivery to factories and businesses will be available.  For more information, contact Jill Settles or Jaclyn Jones at the Washington County Board of Education at 859-336-5470.  
All proceeds will benefit Project Graduation 2012.

Saturday, April 28
Autism Walk and Fair
The third-annual Washington County Autism Walk and Fair will take place at River of Life Church on Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 p.m. There will be bouncy houses and games for children and silent auction items for adults.  The money raised will help provide Project Lifesaver Bracelets for those with special needs. Anyone who would like to make a monetary donation or provide a silent auction item for the event should call Katie Essex at (859)481-3282 for more information.

Gospel Sing
There will be a gospel sing at Cumbo’s Old Gospel Barn, 112 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Music by The Truth Trio and The Cumbo’s. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

April 28-29
Mid-Kentucky Chorus Spring Concert
Mid-Kentucky Chorus Spring Concert, Swing Time-Music of the 1940’s will be held in Springfield on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in St. Catharine Hall at St. Catherine College.
Mid Kentucky Chorus, under the direction of Teresa Tedder, brings out the fabulous sounds of the 1940’s swing era.
Reserved seating is available. For more information or reservations call 859-336-9232.

Sunday, April 29
Spring Banquet
The Lay Council of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will be having a Spring Banquet on Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. at the Springfield National Guard Armory.
Keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Anthony K.R. Gibson, Presiding Elder of the Indianapolis District and former pastor of Johnson Chapel.
Musical guests will include Johnson Chapel Praise Team, Bobby Harris, Renee Livers and Velma Thompson.
For tickets or more information, please call (859) 319-5137 or (859) 481-3663. Rev. Michelle Washington is pastor.

April 29-May 3

Bible Reading marathon
The eighth-annual Bible Reading Marathon is Sunday, April 29 through Thursday, May 3. The entire Bible will be read publicly and continuously in 15-minute segments on the porch of the old Washington County Courthouse in Springfield. Not only are readers needed, but people are also needed to serve as group leaders. If you would like to participate, call Diane McDaniel at (859) 481-2111 to schedule a time. This year all readers will receive a coupon for a free personal pizza from Snappy Tomato.

Tuesday, May 1
Electrical Inspector
Beginning May 1, 2012, the electrical inspector’s new office hours will be from 8-8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Wednesday, May 2
BPW Scholarship
Springfield Business & Professional Women’s Club is proud to offer a young woman in the 2012 Washington County Senior class a $500 cash scholarship recognizing their involvement in the community.
Candidates must submit an application, along with a one-page essay on “How Could You Encourage Others Students to Become Involved in Their Community?” by May 2. Applications are available at Hardin’s Jewelry or in the office of Washington County High School Guidance Counselor.
The recipient will be announced at the senior banquet.

Thursday, May 3
PRAY Washington County
After the eighth-annual Bible Reading comes to a close at noon on Thursday, May 3, PRAY Washington County will be held from noon until 12:30 p.m.This will be a time of prayer for the communities in our county and for our local leaders. Lunch will be provided for those who participate. At 6:30 p.m., the Ministerial Association will host the National Day of Prayer at Idle Hour Park.

May 4-5
Softball Tournament
The fifth annual Relay for Life Softball Tournament will be held May 4-5 at Fredericktown Park. For more information call Dave at 336-5602 or 481-4726.

Saturday, June 9
Boone’s Horse Ride Benefit
Boone’s Horse Ride and Auction will be held Saturday, June 9 to cover medical expenses for Bobby Mattingly. The ride leaves at 11 a.m. at Fred Boone’s, 5690 New Hope Road, New Haven with a live auction at 5:30 p.m. For ride information call Fred Boone (502) 331-8397.