Scrapbook, March 8

EKU students assist Georgia Sea Turtle Center 

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

News release

RICHMOND — Thirteen Eastern Kentucky University students, including Phoebe Kingsley of Danville, spent the 2016-17 winter term on the southeast Georgia coast. But they weren’t there to soak up the sun.

The students, from the Department of Recreation and Park Administration and the Animal Studies Program in the Department of Psychology, were on Jekyll Island helping the Georgia Sea Turtle Center collect visitor use data to improve their visitor center and education program related to sea turtles and coastal conservation.

Faculty members Dr. Michael Bradley and Stephen Sims accompanied the students.

One student noted that the “most influential moment” was when a sick sea turtle entered the treatment area to be placed on a ventilator. “As sad as it was, it’s moments like that that make the visitors understand the need for conservation and rehabilitation of these animals. Actually seeing a sick turtle really impacts you and makes you want to be proactive in helping these creatures.”

Another student said the experience gave the group “a better sense of what you need to have, or how the information needs to be displayed, to create a successful interpretive program.”

It wasn’t all work and no play. The students also had time to visit several cultural and historic destinations, including Fort Frederica National Monument, Historic St. Simons Downtown District, St. Simons Lighthouse, and Driftwood Beach. The group also toured the Summer Waves Water Park and the Camp Jekyll 4H Camp to learn more about managing the properties for visitors and for educational uses.

Garden Club

John Strang, University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture, was the speaker at the March meeting of The Garden Club of Danville. His visual presentation gave information about proper fruit tree and fruit plant pruning and when to prune ornamentals. Jennifer Shevlin (left) and Sandy Reigelman (right) receive additional summary hand-outs that Strang provided.

Boyle County Homemakers winners in the County Cultural Arts Contest 2017

Congratulations to the following Boyle County Homemakers who entered the County Cultural Arts Contest that took place Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Boyle County Extension office.   

Apparel — accessory, first place, Joyce Zinner

Beading — bead weaving, first, Geraldine Dietrich

Counted cross stitch — 14 count & under, first, Thelma Mills; second, Lois Frondal; third, Rita Bloom

Crochet — yarn, first, Thelma Mills

 Doll/toy making — cloth, first, Kellye Milburn; second, Joyce Zinner

Drawing — pastels, first, Kellye Milburn: pen and ink with oil rouging, first, Kellye Milburn

Embroidery — machine embroidery, first, Lois Frondal: miscellaneous, first, Thelma Mills

Holiday decorations — spring, first, Jane Gessaman; second, Kellye Milburn: summer, first, Thelma Mills: autumn, first, Kellye Milburn: winter, first, Roberta Trayner; second, Judi Adams; third, Joyce Zinner

Jewelry — beaded, first, Jane Gessaman 

Knitting — hand, first, Joyce Zinner

Needlepoint — plastic, first, Geraldine Dietrich; second, Rita Bloom

Painting, art — oil, first, Kellye Milburn: acrylic, first, Kellye Milburn; second, Thelma Mills

Painting, China — first, Kellye Milburn

Pillows — first, Isabel Carter

Quilts — novelty, machine quilted, first, Thelma Mills; second, Jane Gessaman: technology based, first, Lois Frondal

Recycled art — household, first, Thelma Mills

Rug making — first, Thelma Mills

Wall or door hanging — fabric, first, Lois Frondal; second, Marilyn Houchin: other, first, Geraldine Dietrich; second, Kellye Milburn

Miscellaneous — first, Isabel Carter; second, Jane Gessaman; third, Thelma Mills