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Scrapbook, Nov. 2, 2016

Northpoint Training Center holds ceremony for Offender Weight Loss Competition
Northpoint Training Center (NTC) held a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, to recognize offenders who had participated in the institution’s third weight loss competition modeled after the “The Biggest Loser”.

The idea of a weight loss program at NTC was formed to create an environment where offenders could develop a healthier lifestyle, better eating habits, and create and promote well-being. After the competition’s 90-day duration, a total of 480 pounds were lost among the 22 participants.

Of the 22 participants, 14 lost more than 20 pounds and one participant lost over 50 pounds. “This program is in its third season and we see continued success from those who want to participate.”, said Warden Bottom.  “Whatever the individual inmate’s reason for participation, it definitely has a positive effect on those who work hard to achieve their goals.”

The Recreation Department at the prison is overseen by NTC Recreation Supervisor Stephanie Boyd and Deputy Warden Mendalyn Cochran.

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Danville High School 50th reunion

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Members of the Danville High School Class of 1966 gathered Oct. 8 at the Danville Country Club for their 50th Reunion. Class members and faculty members, seated from left, are Pam Hunt Kitchens, Carole Westerfield Rainey Meredith, Gail Souleyrette Hartranft, Ann Rimstidt Wood, Patsy Robinson Jackson, Joy Bellinger Dietrich, Bill Lay, Margaret Baughman Scott, Linda Raines Warren, Michael Powell, and Linda Crain. Second row from left are Harold Carson, Paul Bodner, Coach Jerry Boyd, Ruth Smith Rogers, Juanita Irvin Chadwell, Joann Hunstad Edwards, Connie Kaufman Johnson, Leslie Gaines Williams, Mary Donna Preston Broz, Katie Cooke Fowler, Benjamin Baer, Eileen Pruitt Carson, Becky Miller, Betty Edmiston O’Daniel, Teresa Sinkhorn McGee, Greg Shepard, Suzanne Cockrell Thomas, John Davis, and Sue Ann Nichols. Back row from left, Gil Jackson, Coach Chester Caddas, Tony Hopkins, Bobby Hinkle, Eddie Smock, Craig Pohlmann, Charley Hankla, David Royalty, Garry Allen, John Robinson, Gil Gregory, Rex Knowles, Dick Jackson, Michael Hughes, Tim Dievert, Paul Channels, Jerry Ogle, Gary Goodaker, Donald Smith, James Johnson, Elizabeth Stith, Otis Ford, Bill Gibson, Don Tanner and Dick Sullivan. Others not pictured who attended reunion events included Melvin Harris, Joe Burke, John Jones, Tony Kramer, Thomas Smith, Linda LeMarr Kendrick, Dan Roller, James Westerfield, Bobby Lee Jackson and teacher Janet Nash.

Photo by Diane Trailor

Advocate goes on vacation

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Sandra and Frank Burberry of Danville and Donna Robertson of Bardstown were at Garden of the Gods at Colorado Springs, Colorado with Pikes Peak in the background. Many places in the Rocky Mountains were visited — Estes Park being a favorite as the elk were magnificent!

 We’re all wonderful

Chase and Logan Allen of Stanford, who attended Highland Elementary School, were given a project over fall break to decorate a pumpkin that represents a story book. They chose the book “We’re Different, We’re the Same” — we are all wonderful inside and out. The pumpkin represents all children of the world. It’s made with a pumpkin, crayons, glue gun, and blow dryer. Their teachers are Mrs. King and Mrs. Cox. The whole school teaches we are all beautiful. Mr. Carrier is the principal. The school wants the children to be creative. Several children have placed their pumpkins on the cafeteria stage for everyone to see. I am proud of the boys for making the world brighter for all of us. Thanks Jean Combs ( grandparent)

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Bluegrass District Garden Club meeting

The Garden Club of Danville recently hosted the annual meeting of the 13 Bluegrass District clubs of the Garden Club of Kentucky at the Danville Country Club. Following the business meeting and luncheon, the program was a talk by Linda Hawkins about “The Unspoken Language of Fans and Flowers.” Hawkins is the author of several award-winning adult and children’s books about flowers and gardens. She also writes about edible flowers and shared some favorite recipes.  Left to right: Kay Richardson and Clara Bleier, members of the Danville club; Evelyn Hance, Bluegrass District Director; speaker Linda Hawkins; Pat Boatwright, president of the Garden Club of Danville; and Edith Nelson, president of the Garden Club of Kentucky.

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