Scrapbook, March 29
American Legion Post 46 embraces Danville’s Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club (WRARC)
WRARC commenced operation in December of 1960 in service to Boyle County area Amateur Radio communities.
The recent sale of Danville’s Red Cross property left the WRARC homeless. Strong American Legion policy, identical Amateur Radio missions, and natural disaster communications enabled this distinguished radio club to vote to operate as a Post approved activity. As such, WRARC enjoys their own club room, Post resources to train and test new members, conduct meetings, develop their Emergency Communications van and mission, and operate their radio and antenna equipment. As members of the post legion, their families are eligible to enjoy all the post activities with their new found friends.
A number of WRARC members are card carrying Emergency Ops Center members from other states and some have completed the FEMA courses. Evolvement of these skills will enable the application of proven Amateur Radio assets to local natural disasters — a comfort for our Boyle County and Danville residents. Post 46 is the first American Legion post in Kentucky with an Amateur Radio Club. There are currently about 16 clubs in the United States.
The Ladies Auxiliary will be providing a welcome aboard reception for the WRARC members and their families.
Morning Pointe brings in animals
March is National Agriculture Month, and the residents at Morning Pointe of Danville wanted to pay tribute to the helpful, dependable farm animals in the community. The senior living and memory care community visited several local farms during the month, meeting a Nigerian Dwarf goat, a miniature pony and many more four-legged friends. Morning Pointe embraces pet therapy as part of the life enrichment program, as the residents travel to zoos and shelters to share cuddles with their favorite creatures.
The Boyle County High School FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter attended the 2017 Kentucky FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Louisville on Wednesday, March 22. Several students competed in STAR events and earned recognition at the state level. Rebekah Hagen and Jaclyn Little attended as voting delegates. Jaclyn also represented Region 15 as president for the 2017-2018 term. Ava Cullen, Allison Goble, and Katelyn Osbourne competed in Life Event Planning. Hana Blank placed third for the Chapter in Review Senior event. Maggie Moser, Leah Stewart, and Katelyn Sellers placed first in the Chapter in Review Junior event. First place winners will advance to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville July 2-6.
Northpoint Training Center Inmate Jaycees Club donates to The Caring Place
BURGIN – Deputy Warden Brad Adams of Northpoint Training Center (NTC) presented Mag Burton of The Caring Place in Lebanon, with a $500 check on behalf of the NTC Inmate Jaycees Club on March 16.
The Caring Place was founded in 1993 and has provided temporary shelter for thousands of abused women and children. The organization is located in Lebanon, Kentucky and the Executive Director is Delena Trent.
The Jaycees is an international service organization that is open to all young men between the ages of 21-35. Its purpose is to help them develop organization and leadership skills. They must also believe in giving of themselves to the community and to their country. The NTC Inmate Jaycees Club currently has 31 members. The club conducts fundraisers within the prison to raise money for local charitable organizations.
JSA Danville High School
Over the weekend of February 16-20, eight students from Danville High School travelled to Washington D.C. for the 2017 Junior State of America (JSA) Winter Congress. JSA is a student run organization with the goal of helping students become active citizens with informed perspectives about the world they live in. Danville High students met with Congressman Brett Guthrie, toured the United States Capitol Building, visited the Smithsonian Museums, and spent the weekend engaging in debate with peers from across the country regarding both domestic and international issues. Students in attendance were Billy Critchfield (president), Sara Barringer, Hannah Helmers, Kassidy Lanigan, Samantha Valko, Corbyn Denson, Sadie Price, and Katie Critchfield. Trip advisor was Cassie Dickison.