Keepsakes, Dec. 20

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Probation and Parole participates in toy drive

District 6 Probation and Parole and the Danville Fire Department recently partnered to provide toys to local children. The Division of Probation and Parole’s mission is enhance public safety and promote offender reintegration in the community through proactive supervision and referral to community based resources.

The Danville Fire Chief Ken Pflug and Lt. Shane Yocum at the Danville Fire Department received over 75 donations and will distribute the gifts to local children.

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We know that the holidays can be difficult for most families to provide gifts for their children and we are happy to assist in relieving some of that burden and ensure the local children receive some presents during the holidays” said District Supervisor Warren Lambert.

Rotary members receive the gift of music to celebrate the season

Women’s choir Sounding Joy and Resonance and Danville Men’s Chorus, gave a 30 minute joint concert to Rotarians on Friday, Dec. 15. Twenty-eight singers, 11 men and 17 women, sang music from a wide ranging repertoire. Dr. Barbara Hall, Director of Sounding Joy, chose the music to fit the occasion and the half-sized choirs. “I kept my fingers crossed that we’d have singers from every vocal section (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Thank goodness, we did! Three of the five pieces fit the holiday season. Two of the holiday pieces also combined the two groups which I think people enjoyed.”

Between songs, Dr. Hall told the Rotarians about choral singing in general and how participation can improve one’s physical well-being, and raise their spirits. “It is one of those activities that has broad appeal, broadens historical, cultural, language, and style boundaries”.

Dr. Hall, Centre’s Stodghill Professor of Music, Emerita, founded Sounding Joy, in 2005. The choir has won awards in Cincinnati, Atlanta and Florida.

Recent births at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center include:

Dec. 3 – A boy, Silas Cole, to Summer York and Donald Humphrey of Harrodsburg.

Dec. 4 – A girl, Persephone Anrene, to Nancy America Rouse and William James Weed of Harrodsburg.

Dec. 5 – A boy, Wyatt Asher, to Kimberly and Shayne Williamson of Danville. A boy, Lukas Scott, to Katlynn Sanders of Harrodsburg.

Dec. 7 – A girl, Abagail Maylyn, to Sarah Carmicle of Danville. A boy, Ozie Charles, to Jessamie Leonard and Charles S. Vaught, Sr. of Liberty.

Dec. 11 – A boy, Rowan Joseph Scott, to Lynsey and Bradley Lynn of Columbia. Twin girls, Lilly Grace and Stormy Rae, to Jody Mae and Richard Sallee of Gravel Switch.

Dec. 13 – A boy, Bennett Lee, to Kodie and Joseph Harlow of Danville.

Dec. 14 – A girl, Piper Nicole, to Tiffany and Wesley Gilvin of Harrodsburg. A boy, Logan Everett, to Stacey and Phillip Clark of Harrodsburg.

Dec. 16 – A girl, Amelia Layne, to Destiny and Joshua McDavid of Harrodsburg. Twin boys, Ryan William and Tyler Joseph, to Shelicia Beth Courtney and Ryan Tyler Weiss of Danville. A boy, Ryder Bleau, to Sara and Robert Luttrell of Liberty.

Al and Faith Atmore visit a friend at the Bay Spring Alpaca Farm in Cape May, N.J. in November.

Centre College Scholars competing for graduate scholarships

Rotary District 6710 (Centre’s district) sponsors two Global Grant Scholarships of up to US $45,000 each for graduate-level study at universities outside North America.

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The Danville Rotary club has selected three candidates for the January District competition. Dr. Milton Reigelman, who handles the selection process, believes each of the three 2018 candidates has unique qualities that make them outstanding candidates. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Reigelman, Emma Jackson from Danville; Drew Burns from Alexandria; and Cate Heine from Louisville. The career goals and proposed areas of global study align with one of Rotary International’s six humanitarian areas of focus: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.