Volume 9 • Edition 5 ♦ Phone: (270) 665-9335 • Email: email@example.com • www.ballardweekly.com ♦ February 9, 2012
BMHS Homecoming Friday Night Youth Hunt 2012 Held at Waldon Lodge
Ballard Memorial 2012 Basketball Homecoming will be
held Friday, February 10 at the
Green Palace as the Bombers
contend the Carlisle County
Comets. The JV Boys will kick
things off at 4:30 p.m., with the
Homecoming Ceremony following at 5:30 p.m. Varsity Boys
will tipoff subsequent to the ceremony, and Varsity Girls will
follow. This year’s queen candidates are:
Michelle Lain, the 18-year-old
daughter of Carmen Hall of
Kevil. Michelle has participated
in Choir for 4 years, and has also
been a Bomber Cheerleader and
soccer player for 4 years.
Michelle has been in HOSA for
3 years, FCCLA for 3 years, FFA
for 3 years, FBLA for 1 year, and
Drama for 2 years. Michelle
served as the Chapter Historian
for FFA last year, as well as the
local Vice President of Peer Education for FCCLA last year.
This year, Michelle serves as the
Regional Vice President for both
Finance and Membership in
FCCLA, as well as the local
chapter Sentinel for FFA.
Michelle was voted “Biggest
Flirt” by her senior classmates.
She hopes to attend Midcontinent with a major in nursing.
Brooke Forrester, the 17-yearold daughter of Rodney and Sandra Forrester of Wickliffe.
Brooke has been a Bomber
Cheerleader for 4 years, a member of FCCLA for 3 years, and a
member of HOSA for 4 years,
where Brooke currently serves
as the chapter’s Vice President.
She was awarded first place in
2010 in Forensic Medicine for
HOSA State Conference, last
year she placed second. Both
years she qualified for HOSA
State. Last year, she won the
Brooke plans to attend Murray
State University, pursuing a career as a registered nurse.
Kody Waldon is the 17-yearold daughter of Kelly Harris of
Barlow and Ricky Waldon of
Monkey’s Eyebrow. Kody has
been a Bomber Cheerleader for
4 years and a member of BETA
for 2 years. She has also been in
Journalism for 2 years, where
she currently serves as a co-editor. Kody was voted “Most
School Spirited” by her senior
classmates. She was crowned
Miss Ballard County in 2011.
She attends Barlow First Baptist
Church. Kody plans to attend
Murray State University, majoring in Business.
Attendants this year are:
Junior Princess & Escort:
Emmy Meinschein, the 17-year
old daughter of David and Mary
Meinschein of LaCenter, and
Chris Davis, the 16-year old son
of Christopher an Jessica Davis
Sophomore Princess & Escort:
Hailey Houston, the 16-year old
This group young hunters didn’t bring in any birds on Sunday but Saturday was a little better
for their hunt. Pictured are left to right, Cole Urhahn, age 14; Conner McGowan, age 13; Austin
Walter, age 14; MasonAllen, age 12 and Rob Harrison , age 15. The five were among the nearly
40 youth under the age of 16 that participated in the 2012 Youth Waterfowl Hunt at Waldon
Lodge this past weekend.
Photos by Luther Anderson, Ballard Weekly
daughter of Brent and Bridget
Houston of LaCenter, and Trevor
Langston, the 16-year old son of
Sherie Langston of Wickliffe.
Freshman Princess & Escort:
Jesse Rollins, the14-year old
daughter of Michael and Debra
Rollins of Wickliffe and Dre
Bledsoe, the 14-year old son of
LeToun and Raina Bledsoe of
The Little Attendants are:
Jace Birney, the son of Brandon and Kandice Birney of LaCenter.
Miley Parker, the daughter of
Jeremy and Amber Parker of LaCenter.
Ellie Farley, the daughter of
Chris and Amanda Farley of Paducah.
Johnson Serves as Legislative Page
on Family Resource Day in Frankfort
Gage Thornton, Hunter Thornton and Ross Dillworth are shown with their bounty from Sunday
Logan Leigh, left, has graduated from hunter (last year) to caller and guide this year with his
16th birthday. Logan was calling for sister Sidney Leigh, age 10 (right) who attended her first
Ricky Waldon, left, accepts a plaque of appreciation from Kentucky State Ducks Unlimited
Chairman David Holmes. Waldon has hosted the Youth Hunt for approximately 15 years. Youth
Waterfowl Weekend allows young hunters under the age of 16 an opportunity to experience a
waterfowl hunt. This year, many of the attendees at Waldon Lodge were winners of youth hunt
weekend experiences given by Ducks Unlimited Chapters across the state of Kentucky.
Ballard County Middle School student Lexi Johnson is shown here with State Rep. Steven Rudy
at the desk of the Kentucky Speaker of the House of Representatives in Frankfort. The seventhgrader was selected to be Ballard’s representative during Family Resource Legislative Page
Day, held Feb. 1. She served as a page for Rudy that day. Johnson was selected for the program based on an essay and art work she produced that detailed what Family Focus Family Resources and Youth Service Center does at BCMS.
(Family Focus photo)
Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Event will be held Saturday, February
18th at the Wildlife Management Office beginning at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will assist in duck banding, participate in building wood
duck boxes, skeet shooting, archery and much more. Lunch will be
provided. Kids of all ages are invited to attend.
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