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Scrapbook items, Nov. 16, 2016

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Paint Lick accelerated readers

These students are the top 10 accelerated readers through October 21 at Paint Lick Elementary School. Students read books and take comprehension tests with the Accelerator Reader program. Students are awarded points based upon the test results. Pictured are, front row from left, Sydney Putnam, McKenna Jones and Kara Culross. Second row, Lydia Arnold, Christian Fayne, Aundrea Ramirez, Eleanor Srsic, Lily Secrist, Vivianna Weaver and Justin Parsons.

Paint Lick weather students

Bill Meck, Chief Meteorologist for WLEX 18, made his annual visit to Paint Lick Elementary School recently. Mr. Meck met with fourth graders and shared the responsibilities of being a television meteorologist and gave students scientific information about the weather. Students participated in weather skits as they acted as weather elements which causes our weather to change.

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Proud pumpkin grower

Khlóe Lee, 12, of Danville, raised pumpkins for first time and is so happy and proud of her accomplishment.

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Garden Club works

A group of volunteers from the Garden Club of Danville cleaned up the Monarch Waystation at Jennie Rogers Elementary School on a recent Saturday morning.  Among the volunteers were, from left, Jim Porter, Linda Porter, and James Ross. This butterfly garden was designed and installed by the club in 2013 under the direction of Linda Porter, Garden Club of Kentucky Butterflies and Pollinators Chair. The garden is used as a teaching lab for Elizabeth Stamp’s science classes at Jennie Rogers. The students plant annuals and vegetables in the garden every year and Garden Club members teach classes on butterfly life cycles and migration. A certified Monarch Waystation contains host and nectar plants like milkweed to sustain the butterflies on their yearly migrations between Canada and Mexico. While adult monarch butterflies can sip nectar from many kinds of flowers, their caterpillars eat only milkweed plants.

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Costume winner

Aiden McGinnis-Shearer, 4, of Danville, was awarded first-place by Karen Logue in the costume contest held at West T. Hill Community Theatre following the Heart of Danville’s Halloween Event Oct. 31. He was dressed as Thomas the Tank Engine and is the son of Brenda Shearer, Clarissa McGinnis, and Scotty Shearer.

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Three new Rotarians sworn in
Allan Crain, president of the Danville Rotary Club, inducted three new members on Oct. 28, 2016: Patrick Richmond with The Salvation Army; Betty Davenport  with TWIGS Interior Design; and Niki Kinkade as Great American Brass Band Festival executive director.
 Pictured from left t10.28.2016 New Memberso right are: Betty Davenport, Rotary President Allan Crain, Niki Kinkade and her sponsor Heather Pennington, Scott Bottoms sponsor of new member Patrick Richmond. Other recently inducted Rotarians are Carroll Boatwright, retired/engineering management; David Blackburn, retired/medical services; and Bob Martin, Prof. Emeritus/Centre College.
According to Economics Today, more than 1.2 million people call themselves Rotarians. The ideal of “Service Above Self” is shared by 33,000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Rotary is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2016. The Danville Rotary Club is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. Rotary meets on Fridays at noon at the Danville Country Club.