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By The Staff

THURSDAY, April 1

General Grief Group. Sponsored by Hospice of the Bluegrass on Thursdays, April 1, 8 and 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 US 62 E., Cynthiana. Join us to learn about the grief process and ways to cope with the loss of a loved one with Mary McKenzie, ACSW Grief Counselor. RSVP by Wednesday, March 24 at 859-234-6462, 800-756-6005, or by email to mmckenzie@hospicebg.org.

Westside Community Health Fair. The Westside Elementary School’s 6th annual Community Health Fair will be held April 1 from 6-8 p.m. in the schools cafeteria. Several booths and healthy snacks will be available. Door prizes will be given. Register at the door and prizes will be given away during the fair. Students will have a chance to register and win a new bicycle and helmet, skateboard and scooter. Each booth will have free giveaways to hand out. Any questions contact Scott Fields at 859-588-1738.

Appal Seeds Sign-ups are currently underway. The wildly popular heirloom tomato seed program is coming to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Thursday, April 1 starting at 6 p.m.  This is a free program for patrons over 16 years of age. Each participant will receive tomato seeds and seedlings.

Bake Sale. There will be a bake sale at Harrison Memorial Hospital on April 1 beginning at 10 a.m. in the front lobby. There will also be a uniform sale on April 8 and 9.

SATURDAY, April 3

Annual Frankie Taylor Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 3 beginning at 11 a.m. at Veteran's Flat Run Park for ages three to 11. Each child is to bring their own basket or bag. The event is sponsored by the Rev. Ross Park committee and NorthEast and SouthWest Family Resource Centers.

Champions Cycling Club. The Champions Cycling Club Weekly Bicycle Ride this week will be held on Saturday afternoon, April 3, weather permitting (above 40 degrees and dry roads). All teenagers (and younger riders if accompanied by an adult) and adults are invited to ride, both beginners and experienced bicyclists are encouraged to join us for this fun group ride aimed at providing the youth of our community a recreational activity as an alternative to drug and substance abuse, to encourage family participation in group bicycle rides and improve the quality of life in our community. All riders receive a free highly-visible Cycling Club T-Shirt. If needed, bicycles and helmets will be provided for all wishing to ride, but all riders must contact Peter or Kim Newberry at 234-5285 prior to Friday, April 2 to reserve a bike and/or helmet. If you know of a child in need of a bicycle, please contact Peter Newberry.

SUNDAY, April 4

Cynthiana Cycling Club. The Cynthiana Cycling Club Weekly Bicycle Ride this week will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 4, weather permitting (above 40 degrees and dry roads). All teenagers (and younger riders if accompanied by an adult) and adults are invited to ride, both beginners and experienced bicyclists are encouraged to join us for this fun group ride aimed at providing the youth of our community a recreational activity as an alternative to drug and substance abuse, to encourage family participation in group bicycle rides and improve the quality of life in our community. All riders receive a free highly-visible Cycling Club T-Shirt. If needed, bicycles and helmets will be provided for all wishing to ride, but all riders must contact Peter or Kim Newberry at 234-5285 prior to Saturday, April 3 to reserve a bike and/or helmet. If you know of a child in need of a bicycle, please contact Peter Newberry.

MONDAY, April 5

March Madness is in the air at Early Years Orthodontics. Dr. Clark Cash and his team want to know how much you know about your team, the UK Wildcats. Enter the March Madness contest by visiting www.smileearly.com. The winner will receive a Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card. Deadline for entry is April 5.

SPECIAL NOTICES

All programs provided by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library are free unless otherwise noted. All programs except for storytime or unless otherwise noted will take place in the library annex (between Biancke’s and the Shell station).

Soccer Jersey Drive. Early Years Orthodontics, Dr. Clark Cash, in conjunction with Soccer For Life - Honduras Youth Soccer Project, is sponsoring a used soccer jersey drive in the Harrison County community. The Honduras Youth Soccer Program  are recreational soccer development initiatives which provides sport opportunities to homeless and poor youth in Honduras. For more information about the program visit, www.satglobal. Early Years Orthodontics will be accepting both boys and girls used soccer jerseys thru May 15. Donations can be made at Early Years Orthodontics, 109 S. Walnut St. Call first to make sure we are in at 234-5523. Contact Kim Richardson for further details.

Storytime. Tuesday, April 6 from 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

Storytime. Wednesday, April 7 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages birth-5 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

Women’s Book Club. Book selection for the month of April is The Diary by Eileen Goudge. The book is available for pick-up at the front desk at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.  Will meet Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m.

Northside Council. The Northside Site Based Council will meet Monday, April 12 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.

Memory Care Support Group will meet Monday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at 6 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Health Campus. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the community.

Storytime. Tuesday, April 13 from 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

National Library Week. April 13 at 6:30 p.m. In honor of National Library Week there will be a special program to celebrate the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.  Come take a tour, make a special craft and get other goodies too. This program is for grades K-5.

Harrison County Diabetes Support Group will meet at the Harrison County Senior Citizens center on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. The first meeting will be held Wednesday April 14, for more information call Crissy at 859-234-8750 or 859-298-4899.

Storytime. Wednesday, April 14 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages birth-5 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

Annual Chocolate Festival. April 17 and 18, Washington, Ky. Sponsored by Washington Shopkeepers Association with support from the Maysville/Mason County CVB and the City of Maysville. For vendor or other information contact Marsha Jones at 606-759-0505 or e-mail marsha.jones59@yahoo.com. For a full schedule of events visit www.washingtonky.com.

Class of 1957. The Harrison County High School Class of 1957 will meet at Biancke's on April 19 at noon.

Storytime. Tuesday, April 20 from 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 2-5 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

Storytime. Wednesday, April 21 from 4:30-5 p.m. for ages birth-5 at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Pre-registration is not needed.

Earth Day Family Craft Program. Thursday April 22 at 5:30 p.m. Break-Your-Own Geode, Use Nature Print Sun-Sensitive Paper, Make Earth Day Marble Magnets. Please pre-register for this program.

Woman’s Health Issues Seminar. Tuesday, April 27 at Cynthiana  Christian Church. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Scheduled speakers are: Dr. Frank McKemie, “What You Need to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis” at 5:30 p.m.; Martha Clay, Hospice of the Bluegrass, “Caring for the Caregiver” at 6:20 p.m.; Karen Adams, Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County, “Recognizing Prescription Drug Abuse” at 6:50 p.m.; and the Rev. Earl Litman, Cynthiana First Church of God, “Inspirational Message” at 7:20 p.m. Tickets are $5 and includes dinner and can be purchased at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library, Extension office, Community Action Council, Harrison Memorial Hospital, Community Education Center, Hospice of the Bluegrass, Cedar Ridge Health Campus and the Housing Authority.

Kindergarten and Preschool Registration. May 5 and 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Education Center, 308 Webster Ave. Kindergarten: Must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2010, birth certificate, Social Security card, current immunization certificate, physical, vision screening exam, and dental screening. Preschool: Must be 3 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2010, birth certificate, Social Security card for everyone in family, current immunization certificate, physical, dental screening, statement of income, copy of medical card, if applicable. For more information call 234-7160 or 234-2121.

Library Cookbook. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library is preparing a cookbook featuring favorite recipes from members of the community. Names will be printed with each recipe submitted. The cookbook will be ready for purchase by May 2010. Any questions, contact Cindy Franklin at 859-234-4881 or cfranklin@cynthianalibrary.org.

On Exhibit. Display honoring African American history in Harrison County; and a display showcasing Barbie-America's iconic doll at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library.

Community Employment Opportunities (CEO) is a non-profit employment agency that assists persons with disabilities in finding and retaining employment. Located in the Community Service Center at 216 Old Lair Road or can be reached by calling (859) 234-9377 or visit www.ceo-employment.com.

United Preschool is accepting applications for students for the fall term of 2009 and Spring 2010. Call Mrs. Ginger or Mrs. Heather at 235-0528 for information.

Harrison County Food Pantry. The Harrison County Food Pantry is located at 304 Locust St. (former Cynthiana Police Substation). Open Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information contact Margaret Watson at 234-1649 or Marilyn Wash at 234-5644.

Berry Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Berry Lions Club Hall at 7 p.m. New members always welcome.

Dog House Recycling. If anyone has a dog house in good condition to donate or know of a dog in need of shelter, contact the Humane Society of Harrison County at 234-1222 or 859-312-1267.

Moms in Touch International (praying for children and schools) is an interdemoninational, non-profit organization. For more information call Stephanie Techau, MITI contact for Harrison County at 588-2525 or visit www.momsintouch.org.

Head Start Program. Head Start-Community Action Council, is a comprehensive federally funded child development program for low-income families and children with disabilities. For more information contact the Community Action Council, 859-234-2121 or visit at 216 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana.

Early Head Start. Works with families that are expecting a child or have children under three years. For more information contact Alean Spicer at the Community Action Council at 859-234-2121 or visit the center at 216 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana.

Migrant Head Start Network. A free child care service for children of migrant farm workers. For more information contact Barbara Helton at the Community Action Council at 859-234-2121 or visit the center at 216 Old Lair Road, Cynthiana.

TOPS. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the conference room at Harrison Memorial Hospital.

Cynthiana Families Anonymous meeting is held every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana Christian Church. Use the Walnut Street entrance to enter the church. Call 859-234-1626 and leave a message for further information.

Cynthiana Alcoholics Anoymous meets Sundays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8-9 p.m. at the Episcopal Church, North Walnut Street. For more information call 1-800-467-8019

Al-anon Meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Harmony Christian Church in Georgetown, Ky. at the old Wal-Mart store on the by-pass.

Adoptive Parent Support Groups. Held third Saturday of each month from 2-4 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. For more information call Gerry Whalen at 859-234-5454 or gerrywhalen@yahoo.com.

Christian Singles Group meets at Harrison Memorial Hospital in the Virginia McKenney conference room on the first and third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Call Phil at 234-6524, or Vickie at 234-5346.

Men’s Coffee Group. Meets at Hospice of the Bluegrass Office, 1317 US Hwy. 62 E at 10:30 a.m. every third Friday. For more information contact Mary McKenzie 859-234-6462 or 800-756-6005 or email mmckenzie@hospicebg.org.

Flora Shropshire Animal Shelter. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon; Closed Sundays.

United Community Fall Fund Drive (Cynthiana and Harrison County). A local non-profit volunteer organization, operating independently of The United Way. For more information or to make a donation: United Community Fund of Cynthiana and Harrison County, P.O. Box 194, Cynthiana, KY 41031, 859-234-7160, or visit www.unitedcommunityfund.org.

A Veterans Field Representative is available on the third Tuesday of each month at the County Sheriff's office in Cynthiana from 1-4 p.m. This service is free of charge. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-747-9963.

Harrison County Veterans are eligible for interment in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, Ky. Spouses and other eligible dependents may qualify for interment as well. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North opened in 2008. For more information contact a local funeral home or visit http://veterans.ky.gov.

Harrison County Soil & Water Conservation District meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the office located at 103 Rodgers Park Dr., Cynthiana. Open to the public.

NAMI Support Group. The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) meets the first and third Mondays of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cynthiana Presbyterian Church, 103 N. Main St. For more information call 234-1407 or e-mail at namiharrison@yahoo.com.

Game Night at the Vault. Board, card or other games from 5-8 p.m. Call Cathy Studer at 234-9704 for more information. Game night will be held the third Saturday of every month during the winter.

Harrison County Republican Party meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Harrison County Sheriff's office.

Battle Grove Cemetery Clean Up. Due to the cold temperatures and snow drifts, etc., cemetery guidelines for removal of Christmas wreaths (removed by the end of January) were unable to be followed. Now that it's March and time for spring clean up prior to mowing season, anyone having articles that wish to be kept should remove them by the end of March. The clean up will be observed April 5-9. Please watch for and remove all pieces of wire. 10 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Mersadeez Rowe Dietrich, March 2, daughter of Wally and Christina Dietrich; Hannah Malee Duncan, Feb. 10, daughter of Gary and Teresa Duncan; Ryan Holton Moore, March 25, son of Jason and Amber Moore.

Harrison County is included in the area of Kentucky that will be changing area codes from 606 to 859 on April 1.

Harrison County Middle School council approves standardized student dress code.

The City of Cynthiana donates $7,000 to park rehabilitation projects on Pleasant and Water streets.

A new urologist, Dr. John Saba of Michigan, started practice at Harrison Memorial Hospital in the Physician's Office Building.

Kentucky Bank opens 24-hour branch on World Wide Web. The internet banking service allows customers free access to their accounts.

25 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Roy Douglas Sexton, March 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Douglas Sexton; Lloyd Daniel Witt, March 28, son of Lloyd and Gloria Witt; Samantha L. Ritchey, March 27, daughter of Mike and Becky Ritchey; Jeremy Shane Hill, March 24, son of Ken and Rhonda Hill; Wendalyn Rachel Prather, March 20, daughter of Wendall Mark and Connie Prather.

Waterline funding approved for city. Construction of a raw waterline (13-miles) will relieve the water shortage for Harrison County for the next 100 years. The estimated cost of the project is $1.7 million.

Sandy's Tanning Salon will be opening April 5 at 41 S. Main St. above the Style Shop. Sandy Slade is the owner.

J&S Electronics is now open at Oddville Market, US 62, 5 miles east of Cynthiana.

Birdie's Beauty Salon is now at their new location on North Walnut Street.

50 years ago . . .

Births announced this week are: Richard Dale Asbury, March 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Asbury; Randall Wayne Sanders, March 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar C. Sanders; Brad Taylor Smith, March 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Smith; Gary Edward Whalen, March 29, son of A/1C and Mrs. Walter L. Whalen; David Alan Williams, March 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Williams; Cynthia Grace Walters, March 25, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Henry C. Walters; Marcellus Plezz Custard Jr., March 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Custard; James Allen Vargo, March 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vargo Jr.; April Elaine Howard, March 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Howard; Stephen Eugene Ogden, March 23, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Larry Ogden; Jefforey L. Wiglesworth, March 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wiglesworth; Gerald Wayne Dance, March 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dance; Jo Lynn Norfleet, March 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Norfleet Jr.; Patricia Gayle Sparkman, March 26, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eligah Sparkman.

Cynthiana Lions Club to conduct its fourth radio auction next week over WCYN Radio. A 1950 Studebaker automobile will be among the items.

Meetings are now being held to organize an Optimist Club here.

A 25-ton Army tank-like gun carrier plunged out of control, smashing through the brick wall of Cynthiana's Army Reserve Center, lumbering across two railroad tracks and ramming into the concrete block wall of the storage room of Brooks Grocery.

Harrison Countians drank about 1,790 cups of coffee to aid crippled children. Proceeds amount was $179.02.

Junior Woman's Club to sponsor the Bob Braun Dance Party at City Hall. Cost is 75 cents per person. Proceeds to go to the Cerebral Palsy Center.

Grand opening set for the new Dollar Store at 43 E. Pike St.

* Camp Nelson, a U.S. military cemetery in which 3,638 federal soldiers are buried, is in Jessamine County.