April 23, 2014

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Upcoming senior citizen activities Print E-mail

Senior Citizens of Pendleton County some exciting activities are coming up this week at the Falmouth Senior Activity Center located at 1111 Chipman Street, Falmouth.

Following are a few dates to remember:

Beginning at 10 a.m., April 2, the Personal Clinic will be here. They offer blood pressure checks, medicine management and blood sugar checks. All of this is a free service if you are at least 60 years old.

April 4, Michele with Personal Touch will be here playing games with us and answering medical questions for you.

C’mon out and join your friends at the Falmouth Senior Center. You are sure to have a great time!

Don’t forget, we have exercise equipment available for the community, Wii bowling and Wii fitness, Van Services for doctor appointments and several other amenities!

For information on any activities that are going at the Falmouth Senior Center call Joanna at 859.654.6029.

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Volunteers needed to assist children in foster care Print E-mail

Citizen Foster Care Review Boards that serve Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Mason, Nicholas and Pendleton counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect and abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.

The Kentucky General Assembly created the state CFCRB in 1982 as a way to decrease the time children spend in foster care. CFCRB volunteers review Cabinet for Health and Family Services files on children placed in out-of-home care and work with the cabinet and courts on behalf of the state’s foster children. The volunteer reviewers help ensure that children receive the necessary services while in foster care and are ultimately placed in permanent homes.

All volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session and consent to a criminal record and central registry check. A recommendation is then made to the chief judge of the District Court or Family Court for appointment.

There are two types of Citizen Foster Care Review Boards. Some CFCRBs review the case files of children in foster care while others, called Interested Party Review Boards, conduct interactive reviews with the parties involved in cases. These parties include the children in the case, social workers and biological and foster parents.

The Pendleton County Interested Party Review Board meets every other month at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month in Falmouth.

To volunteer or get more information, contact the Department of Family and Juvenile Services at the Administrative Office of the Courts at 800-928-2350 or newvolunteerapplicant@kycourts.net.

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“I’m Against Addiction” Walk Print E-mail

Please join in honoring the late Brandon Parker by supporting addiction awareness. There will be a walk through the community to make a statement saying “we are against the epidemic that is taking over!”

Those participating in the walk will meet at the Pendleton County Community Action Center, 311 Park Street, Falmouth, Ky. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

There will be T-shirts available for the walk along with miscellaneous items within a silent auction. Donations are appreciated but not required. Proceeds from this even will go toward NA meetings organized within the community to help people in recovery. Please feel free to make a sign to hold as you walk. It can say anything positive towards the event or even honor a loved one you’re supporting on this date!

In addition, Mrs. Kentucky Christina Gore will be in attendance at the event.

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Kincaid Lake State Park Job Fair Print E-mail

Adecco will be hosting a job fair for Kincaid Lake State Park on Tuesday, April 1 at the Kentucky Career Center, Pendleton County office. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Falmouth School Center, located at 500 Chapel Street.

Adecco will be hiring for campground staff, grocery store cashiers, dock attendants, golf course landscapers, and maintenance workers.

For more information, please all Douglas Beard at (859) 654-3325 ext. 2903 or visit www.nkcareercenter.org on the internet.

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Hunter education course offered Print E-mail

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be sponsoring a free Kentucky Hunter Education course at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29 at the Pendleton County Sportsman’s Club, Lock Road across from Northern Elementary. The course includes classroom instruction in hunter ethics, wildlife identification, outdoor survival, first aid, firearm safety, bow hunting and ammunition. The last session includes live fire and a written examination.

A course completion card will be issued to successful students which is valid in any state, province or territory in North America. Attendance at all sessions is required unless an alternative classroom method is utilized. Pre-registration is required beginning March 1, 2014 for all courses and is completed by visiting the Hunter Education page at fw.ky.gove.

Persons born on or after January 1, 1975, shall carry a valid hunter education course completion card while hunting. Kentucky accepts certifications from other states. A bow hunter not in possession of a firearm may carry a hunter education or a bow hunter education course completion card from any state. Hunter Education certification is in addition to appropriate license and permit requirements. Children must be nine years old in order to complete the course. Children under age 12 and persons exempt from purchasing a hunting license are not required to possess a hunter education card while hunting. However, children under age 12 who have not completed hunter education shall be accompanied by an adult of at least age 18 while hunting.

(If you took the classroom sessions by CD or internet, please print out the course completion voucher and attend the range session at 1 p.m.)

For additional information please contact the office of Scott Horn at 859-967-6082.

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Wesley Chapel Memorial Fund Benefit Print E-mail

There will be a benefit for the Wesley Chapel Church Memorial Fund from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Alexandria Community Center, located at 8236 West Main Street, Alexandria, Ky.

Music will be provided by Diamond Head Mountain beginning at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be raffles, snacks, drinks, etc.

During the program, a free will offering will be taken. If you would like to write a check, which is tax deductible, please make it out to “Wesley Chapel Church Memorial Fund.”

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109 Board spring clean-up Print E-mail

This year, the Pendleton County Spring Clean-up will be from March 28 until May 11. Registration began at 9 a.m. on March 22. Sign-ups will be taken by phone calls only. No walk-ins.

Permission slips will be needed for children between the ages of eight to 17 and can be obtained from the solid waste coordinator.

Groups must be non-profit and reside in Pendleton County.

Any questions may be directed to Fred Edwards, 859-654-1000.

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Northern Elementary kindergarten registration Print E-mail

The Northern Elementary kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year will be from 6 p.m., to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 in Media Center.

Registration documents include: birth certificate, Social Security card, KY Immunization Record, physical, eye exam, dental screening, and proof of residency.

Children who are five years of age on or prior to October 1, 2014 are eligible for kindergarten.

Proof of residency is required at the time of enrollment. Please bring any of the following:  housing contract, rental agreement, property tax bill, vehicle registration showing address, utility bill or any other bill, or a cancelled check in the current that shows current address.

The required documents must be on file before the first day of school.

Necessary forms may be picked up at registration.

If you have any questions please call the school office at 859-472-7341.

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Festival Committee to serve breakfast Print E-mail

For all who have been asking, the Falmouth Festival Committee will be serving their next breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Edwardo's Pizza & Subs. A few brunch items will be included as well.

There will also be an Easter basket raffle. Chances will cost $5 and the basket will include a pizza tower from Edwardo's which alone is worth $75. The drawing will be held immediately after the meal.

Cost remains the same at $8 per adult, $5 children eight years and younger.

The Falmouth Festival Committee thanks you in advance for your support and a special thanks goes out to Eric Love for his generosity.

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PHS Site-Based Council election Print E-mail

Pendleton High School PTSO will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to elect two (2) parent representatives for the 2014-2015 Site-Based Council.  The deadline for returning nominations is the close of the school day Monday, April 7, 2014.

Voting will take place Tuesday, April 8, from 3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium lobby.  If subsequent rounds of voting are necessary, voters must be present to vote in these subsequent rounds.

Information packets, including the nomination form, may be picked up in the office of Pendleton High School or accessed on the high school web page www.pendleton.kyschools.us.

If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Wright at 859-654-3355.

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