August 30, 2014

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The Outlook travels to Hawaii Print E-mail

The Falmouth Outlook traveled with Tress Thompson and her daughter Megan on a Mother’s Day trip to Maui, Hawaii in May. While there, they attended a luau, shopped, swam, watched sunsets, viewed whales from a dinner boat cruise, and got in some much-needed relaxation!


Historical Society meets June 21 Print E-mail

The June meeting of Pendleton County’s Historical Society is at 11 a.m., June 21 at the Fryer House Museum.

After the business meeting, Author and Historian Bill Baker will tell us about his new Book on CD “Bracken County, Kentucky Cemeteries and Burial Sites 1796-1999.” The cost of the CD’s are $30 plus $2 shipping and handling.

Every member is encouraged to bring a new member to this meeting. Members form strong building blocks for a stable organization. Membership applications are available on our web site for new members and renewals.  Memberships are January-December. If you join late in the year, you’ll be given newsletters published since the beginning of January.

Good things continue to happen at our Historic Headquarters Building. Plan to attend and share your own historic interest with us. Some folks are interested in cemeteries, others are interested in family histories and still more are interested in written documents and photographs. Bring your personal interest and share with members.

Regular meetings are 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at the Fryer House.

Fryer House is located on the northeast corner at the intersection of KY 177 and U.S. 27 in Butler, across from Northern Elementary. Plenty of free parking is available.


Southern’s Media Center now open Print E-mail

The media center at Southern Elementary will be open for students to access Lexia, Compass, and other educational sites several days over the summer. This is open for students who will be entering 1st-5th grade in the fall. This is a great opportunity for students to practice skills they have learned the past year. Dates for the open media center are: June 17-20, July 14-16, and July 21-23 from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


Thank your garbage man! Print E-mail

Rumpke and the entire waste and recycling industry is celebrating the men and women who keep neighborhoods clean and green, as part of National Garbage Man Day.

The unofficial holiday started in 2013 as a way to recognize garbage and recycling drivers, as well as those individuals who work at landfills and recycling centers.

“Our employees perform an essential service that protects the health and safety of the community,” said Todd Rumpke, vice president. “It’s not easy work. Our drivers often work early mornings, long days and work in extreme weather conditions to make sure waste and recycling is properly collected and disposed.”

If you would like to thank your driver personally, Rumpke encourages you to fill out the form on its website and affix it to your waste and recycling container. To access the form go here:

Rumpke employs more than 130 in its Butler office and more than 2,600 people company-wide.


Amish Country Tour, Aug. 25-27 Print E-mail

Join the Pendleton County Cooperative Extension Service as they embark on an educational and exciting journey that will take you to some of Ohio’s premier agricultural sites. Dates are August 25-27 and cost of the trip is $375 per person.

Highlights include: Behalt Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, Lehman’s General Store, Helping Hands Quilt Shop, Heini’s Cheese Chalet, Half Stitched - musical, Velvet Ice Cream Company and Historic Roscoe Village.

Please stop by the office for your registration form as soon as possible or call 859-654-3395 for information!


Ky. Extension photo contest Print E-mail

The theme of this year’s photo contest sponsored by the Pendleton County Extension Homemakers at the Pendleton County Youth Fair will be hand water pumps.

Take a photo of a hand water pump (such as a cistern hand pump) in Pendleton County. The photo must measure 5”x7” and must be mounted on an 8”x10” mounting board.

The person taking the winning photo will receive a picture frame and $25 both sponsored by the Pendleton County Extension Homemakers.

Entries need to be submitted on Monday, July 21, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Floral Hall at the Pendleton County Fairgrounds.

On the back of the picture attach the following information: name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, date of photo, location of the hand pump, the reason this picture was chosen and any additional information of local interest such as the story or history of the pump, is it still in use and your connection to the pump.


Adult Summer Reading Program Print E-mail

Explore “Literary Elements” as you read for a chance to win free gas or a Kindle! The Pendleton County Public Library is excited about this year’s Adult Summer Reading program, sponsored by the Falmouth Rotary Club. That’s right! Summer Reading isn’t just for kids! Stop by the library to sign up and start reading. Read just seven books, magazines, and/or newspapers between June 1 and July 26, and you’ll receive a free library travel mug filled with goodies, including one Library Buck (which may be used to pay fines or purchase items in the library’s book sales). For every seven items read, you’ll also earn a chance in the prize drawing to win a Kindle or one of three $50 gas cards.

Meet Jan Watson, Christian fiction author of the Troublesome Creek series, at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 11. Refreshments will start at 6:30 p.m.

Join the library for brunch from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the library and discuss the books you read during the program. Those who attend the brunch will have a chance to win door prizes! (You do not have to be present to win the gas cards or Kindle.)

For more information stop by the library or bookmobile to pick up a Summer Reading flyer, or give the library a call at 859-654-8535. Hours are 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.


Summer Reading at your library Print E-mail

It’s that time of year again!  It’s Summer Reading at the Pendleton County Public Library, and sign-ups begin on Monday, June 23. You can sign up any time during the Summer Reading program. You can win prizes for reading during the summer!

“Fizz Boom Read” is this year’s theme for ages three through 5th grade. Programs will be held on at 11 a.m. on Thursdays and will usually last about an hour.  Marie Augustine and the Garbage Can Band will be at the library on June 26 to play music from recycled things. Wump Mucket puppeteers will be coming on July 3 for a puppet show.  The Living Arts & Science Center will present “Fizz Boom Science” on July 10 where they will do hands-on science experiments. Come clown around with Ronald McDonald on July 17. Coyote Chris from Silly Safari will be at the library on July 24 with animals for everyone to enjoy. The prize drawing will be at 12:15 p.m. that day.

Teen Summer Reading is for grades 6th through 12th.  The theme  is “Spark A Reaction.” Teen programs will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The first program will be on June 24.  The Living Arts & Science Center will be at the library to do hands-on science experiments. Reed Masterson with Impossible Magic will be in attendance on July 1 to do some amazing magic. The teens will have to compete in a marshmallow challenge on July 8.  Dave Myers will be stopping by on July 15 to have some science fun with the teens. The prize drawing will be held on July 1.

Stop by the library or bookmobile for more information and to pick up a Summer Reading calendar, or call 859-654-8535. Hours are 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.


Pendleton Summer Recreation activities now in full swing Print E-mail

Summer Recreation Program is in full swing and a fun-filled slate of activities are scheduled through June.

The June 9-13 schedule includes:  Mon., June 9, traveling to Sports of all Sorts where everyone will get one game of bowling, play volleyball or basketball, dine on pizza and get 10 game tokens.

Tues., June 10, and Fri., June 13 (weather permitting) campers will be taking in the rays at Kincaid Lake.  They enjoy the recreation area in the morning and swim in the afternoon.  Bring sunscreen.

Wed., June 11, is Summer Recreation Olympics.

Thurs., June 12, it’s Bicycle Safety Rodeo with Falmouth Police Department.  Bring your bike and helmet with you and the Falmouth Police will be working with campers on road signals and bike safety.



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