News briefs for 10-31-12

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Habitat for Humanity Application
Habitat for Humanity application brochures for the 2013 Washington County Build are available in the following locations: Springfield State Bank, BB&T Bank, City Hall, The Springfield Sun, St. Vincent DePaul, library, Community Action, Housing Authority of Springfield, or any Habitat board member. Phone 336-7589 or 366-0201.

Christmas Toy Collection
Cash Express will be collecting new or gently used toys, clothes, shoes (washable), and non-perishable food items to donate to families in the community. Items will be accepted until Dec 15, to allow time for items to be delivered in time for Christmas. Drop off locations are The Springfield Sun and Save-A-Lot.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Board of Directors Meeting

There will be a special called meeting of the Lincoln Trail Area Board of Directors today, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Trail office located at 613 College Street Road, Elizabethtown. Agenda will be: Executive session, personnel, litigation, finance, update on search for executive director, transition of board chairperson and annual meeting.

Trick or Treating
The Springfield Nursing and Rehab Center at 420 E. Grundy Avenue will be having trick or treating between the hours of 4-7 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Trunk or Treat
Thompsonville Baptist Church on Mackville Road will host “Trunk or Treat” in the church parking lot from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for children 12 years old and younger.

Temple Baptist Happytown
Temple Baptist Church is hosting Happytown! Happytown is a free Christian alternative to Halloween. There will be games, candy and fun on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. Contact Temple Baptist at 336-9202 for additional information.

Springfield Trick-or-Treating
Trick-or-treating in Springfield has been set for Wednesday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-treating downtown is from 4-5:30 p.m. Residential trick-or-treating is from 5:30-7 p.m.

Willisburg Trick-or-Treating
The City of Willisburg will be observing Halloween “Trick-or-Treating” on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Halloween in Mackville
The City of Mackville will host trick or treaters on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Participating residents will turn on their porch lights.
Halloween activities at the Mackville Community Center will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31 starting at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1
Book Signing

David B. Whitlock, Ph.D. will be at the Washington County Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m. for book signing. His latest book is “Life Matters.”

Friday, Nov. 2
Owens of Illinois 12th Annual Lunch

Owens of Illinois 12th annual lunch will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Old Kentucky Home Country Club (across from Keene’s). Call Juanita (502) 348-3579 or Ann (502) 348-3194 for more information.

Rosary Heights Fall Banquet
The Rosary Heights Women’s Club 33rd annual fall banquet will be held on Friday, Nov. 2. A full turkey dinner will be served. Carry-outs are from 4-6 p.m. only. Sit down dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Michelle Washington and entertainment by Josephine Sickles, accompanied by Bobbie Harris. Advance tickets are now available from any club member. Call 859-336-7808 or 859-805-1531. All proceeds go to Rosary Heights Women’s Club/Church.

Nov. 2-4
Fall Revival at Willisburg Christian

Willisburg Christian Church will be having a revival this weekend, Nov. 2-4. Friday and Saturday services start at 7 p.m. Sunday morning service will be at 10:30 a.m. The revival will end on Sunday night at 6 p.m. Bart Price, minister of Antioch Christian Church, will be opening God’s Word during each service. The entire community is invited to attend.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Flatlick Express

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the “Flatlick Express” will be performing at the Mackville Community Center. The band performs traditional bluegrass and gospel music. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a chili supper and homemade desserts. The show starts at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Mackville Community Development and Mackville Lions Club. Proceeds go to Mackville Community Center.

River of Life Beast Feast
On Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. will be the annual River of Life Beast Feast event. This consists of a meal including deer, elk, buffalo, alligator, and other wild game. Vegetables, desserts and drinks are also provided. The guest speaker this year will be Sam Ebeyer who was recently on the Discovery Channel survival series “Out of the Wild – Venezuela.” Tickets will be drawn for a variety of door prizes. For more information call (859) 481-8398 or (859) 481-5808. All proceeds go toward Beast Feast prizes.
WC Clerk’s Office
The Washington County Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. instead of Saturday, Nov 10. This will give absentee voters an extra day to cast their votes due to being out of town on election day.

Monday, Nov. 5
Board of Adjustments Meeting

The Board of Adjustments will meet in special session on Monday, Nov. 5 at noon at City Hall to consider a home occupation application for property located at 422 East Main Street as requested by Gloria Hernandez and a side yard setback variance for property located at 106 West Grundy as requested by Elmerita Carrico. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sherri Osbourne at 336-5440.

Cornhole Tournament
There will be a cornhole tournament on Monday, Nov. 5 inside the senior citizens building. Sign up at 6 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m. There will be three groups: open, senior and youth (12 and under). Proceeds go to the senior citizens. Contact Donald Weakley 481-3333 or Paul Howard 336-9459.

Women’s World Day of Prayer
The Central Association of Kentucky Baptists will be holding the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer at Temple Baptist Church in Springfield on Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. This event will provide women of all ages and denominations the opportunity to pray for the needs of the world while focusing on the greatly desired fruit of the Spirit, JOY. An offering will be taken to support the ministry needs in North America. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 270-692-9577 or 859-336-4402.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Election Day Book Sale

The Washington County Public Library will be having an Election Day book sale on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. Proceeds go to Friends of the Library.

Bake Sale
Thompsonville Baptist Church will hold a bake sale outside Parkview IGA on Tuesday, Nov. 6 beginning at 9 a.m. Items will include homemade pumpkin rolls and sour dough bread. All proceeds go to fund Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

Chili Supper
St. Dominic chili supper will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 4-8 p.m. at St. Dominic Parish Community Center/Gym. There will be chili, sandwich, drink and dessert. Carry out available. All proceeds will benefit St. D. athletics.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Financial Aid Workshop  

The Springfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a financial aid workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. High-school seniors and adults returning to school are invited to attend this free workshop. An outreach counselor from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will explain the financial aid process, help attendees compare the costs of higher education institutions, and provide materials to assist students in applying for financial aid. The Springfield campus is located at 160 Corporate Drive in Springfield. Call 859-336-1361 for more information.

Friday, Nov. 9
Veteran’s Day Ceremony

A Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held at the Washington County High School gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10:15 a.m. to honor all veterans who have served and are currently serving this great nation. We will remember those veterans who have lost their lives while serving each of us as protectors of our freedoms and our country.
If you are a veteran and plan to attend, please arrive at the high school gymnasium lobby at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Please join us in this celebration.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Catholics at the Capitol

Catholics and other concerned citizens are invited to the Catholics at The Capitol at St Catharine College’s Hamilton Hall Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Father Patrick Delahanty, Catholic Conference of Kentucky, will present the Catholic position of key issues coming before the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly and the Catholic social teachings and values underlying these positions. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage their Kentucky legislators on these issues. 
Registration by Nov. 5: Catholic Charities Nazareth Office, 502-331-4545, schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org

Yard Sale
Cornerstone Christian Church will be having an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m.-noon. The church is located next to Save-A-Lot grocery store. There will be many items, including clothes, housewares, furniture, Christmas items, crafts and bake sale. All proceeds will benefit the church’s 3D building campaign.

Loretto Motherhouse Concert
There will be a free concert at the Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Julianne King, violinist and Adrienne Fontenot, piano, will perform.

Adult Spelling Bee
The first-ever St. Dominic Spell-A-Bration, an adult spelling bee, will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at St. Dominic School gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Come have some food, fun and fellowship and support St. Dominic School. For more information, entry form and rules, contact Dawn Pettus (859) 481-1556 or Alicia O’Cull (859) 481-4035. All proceeds go to St. Dominic School.

Saturday, Dec. 1
Dance and Auction

The Washington County Association for the Mentally Handicap annual dance and auction will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield. Music will be by the Moonshine Millionaires. Doors open at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to WC Association for the Mentally Handicap. Any questions or anyone wishing to make a monetary donation or to donate an item for the auction, please contact Tara Osbourne at (859) 336-9223 or (859) 805-0138.