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Community briefs: 9-26-12

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By The Staff

VFW, Auxiliary  to sponsor youth
scholarship competitions
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4075 and the Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring two contests for youth in the community.
The “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition” is open to students in grades 9-12. It is a three to five minute audio-essay on the subject “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant.”
First and second place winners will receive $500 and $250, respectively, and be eligible for district, state and national scholarships.
The second contest is the “Patriots Pen Youth Essay Writing Contest” for students in grades six through eight.
The theme is “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”
The student must write a 300-400 word essay on this theme.
First and second place winners will receive $100 and $50, respectively, and be eligible for district, state and national scholarships.
The deadline to enter both contests is Nov. 1, 2012. Scholarship organizers ask that teachers submit a typed list of students’ names who enter the contest.
The scholarship competitions are open to public school, private school or homeschooled students.
For more information about either contest or to participate, contact Larry Montgomery at 502-695-2324 or 502-330-7520 or the counselor at the student’s school.

Extension to host program
on multiple medication risks
The University of Kentucky Extension Office and the Anderson County Extension Homemakers plan to host a program titled “Your Medicine Cabinet: the Risks and Benefits of Multiple Medication Use” on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.
The program will feature a free dinner consisting of a potato bar, soft drinks and dessert, with seating limited to 150 people.
According to program organizers, the event will involve a discussion about the use of multiple medications. “Learn how medications can mimic disease, why medications behave differently in elders, and what each one of us can do to help and minimize and prevent unwanted medication outcomes,” organizers said.
To pre-register, contact the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.
The event is open to residents of Anderson County and surrounding counties.  Forty people must be pre-registered by Oct. 1 or the program will be canceled.

Friends of the Library
to hold book sale on Saturday  
Friends of the Library will be hosting a burgoo festival book sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Glensboro School, located at the corner of US 62 and US 127.