Keepsakes, June 28

Morning Pointe celebrates nursing assistants
Morning Pointe of Danville residents and associates recently spent a week showing their appreciation for nursing assistants at the senior living and memory care community. The family of resident Dick Holman brought in cupcakes, cookies, donuts and Danishes along with mints and candies to share — a sweet celebration for all that nursing assistants do every day. Morning Pointe never misses a moment to recognize the associates who exceed expectations while serving the residents and their families.
“We are beyond blessed to have a team of hardworking nursing assistants that truly go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our seniors,” says Lisa Keller, RN, executive director at Morning Pointe. “We wanted to show our CANs and RAs that we appreciate them during this week and all the other weeks of the year.”

Dan Franks, Dr. Kim Swanson, Dick Holman, and Kurt and Dawn Holman celebrate nursing assistant week at Morning Pointe of Danville.

EMRMC births

Recent births at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center include:

May 19 — A girl, Olivia Faye Lawson, to Danielle Lawson of Lancaster.

June 5 — A girl, Ellie Rey Robinson, to Andrew and Stephanie Robinson of Stanford. A boy, Landon Tristan Stayer, to Jean Watkins and Leslie Stayer of Danville.

June 6 — A boy, Gunner Cash Campbell, to Christy Abbott of Danville.

June 9 — A girl, Olivia Grace Lynem, to Jessica and Monteze Lynem of Harrodsburg.

June 10 — A girl, Evelyn Nicole Sparkman, to Stefanie LeMaster and John Sparkman of Crab Orchard.

June 21 — A girl, Bailey Elaine Croucher, to Jessica Blacketer and Charles Croucher of Harrodsburg. A girl, Elise Wolfe Gutenson, to Nikki and Alex Gutenson of Stanford.

June 23 — A girl, Autumn Ann Smith, to Rebecca and Chris Smith of Harrodsburg. A boy, Gavin Davis Cochran, to Sara Helm and Derek Cochran of Stanford.

Boyle County student attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

 Boyle County high school junior Laney Simpson recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Simpson and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 18-22 at the University of Kentucky.

An identical IFAL conference was also held June 11-15 at Murray State University for an additional 44 students.

IFAL is designed to expose high school students to college life while helping them explore the different fields of study for careers in agriculture. During the week, attendees gained a better understanding of the nature and needs of the agriculture industry, saw how basic and applied science is utilized in agriculture and learned of the political process used to develop agricultural policy.

Laney Simpson (center) is greeted by Joe Cain, Kentucky Farm Bureau Director of Commodities (left), and Dr. Larry Grabau, Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (right), during the 2017 Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

From the June 15 meeting: Janet Gordon of the Trinity Episcopal Church Community Ministries Committee discussed mentoring of elementary school students in the Danville Schools and Reading Camp at Trinity Episcopal Church.

From the May 25th meeting: The History Advocate for the Kentucky Historical Society, Stuart Sanders discussed the 225th Anniversary of Kentucky’s Statehood at our final meeting of May.
From the June 1 meeting: New members of the Kiwanis Club of Danville include, from left, Denise Henderson, Tracy Perkins, Mark Cross, Carrie Shields, Robert Cunningham and Barbara Ayers.
Burke does summer research

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Joseph Burke of Danville is participating in the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in Chemistry at The University of Alabama. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. His research is focused on “new palladium catalysts for bond-forming reactions” under the direction of Professor Kevin Shaughnessy. Burke is a student at the University of the Cumberlands.

Danville Garden Club news

Things were a-buzz in Frankfort on Monday, June 19.  Linda Porter, left, Kentucky State Apiarist Tammy Horn Potter, Ky. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, and Joanna Kirby celebrated Governor Matt Bevin”s proclamation of June 19- 23 as Kentucky Pollinator Week. Linda and Joanna are members of the Garden Club of Danville and serve on the Steering Committee to develop and implement a new Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan, which was also unveiled on June 19. The plan urges all Kentuckians to protect and provide habitat for pollinators. At least 75 percent of all plants, including food crops, depend on pollinators like insects, birds, and fruit bats for successful seed production.

Heritage Business and Professional Women’s Club

The Heritage Business and Professional Women’s Club, which welcomes members from Boyle, Garrard and Lincoln counties, recently participated in the Cow Bell Days in Stanford. Members set up to talk to potential new members. From left, Brenda Baker, Martha Martin and Rhonda Marshbanks. The club, which promotes women in business, meets the third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the McKinney Conference Center at Constitution Square in Danville. For more information, contact Mimi Becker at (859) 691-0316.

Brenda Baker and Rhonda Marshbanks. ride in a 1961 convertible driven by Brenda’s husband, Bobby, during a parade for Cow Bells Days in Stanford.