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Volume 9 • Edition 5 ♦ Phone: (270) 665-9335 • Email: weekly@bcky.net • www.ballardweekly.com ♦ February 9, 2012 BMHS Homecoming Friday Night Youth Hunt 2012 Held at Waldon Lodge Brooke Forrester Michelle Lane 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 of Barlow. Sophomore Princess & Escort: Hailey Houston, the 16-year old Kody Waldon 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 LaCenter. 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 mornings hunt. 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 youth hunt. 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. Deadline for all News and Advertisements is Friday by Noon. Office Hours Mon., Tues., Wed.and Fri. - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thursdays. The Ballard Weekly office is located at 141 West Kentucky Drive next door to The Bluegrass Restaurant. Contact us at 665-9335 or send us an e-mail at ballardweekly@gmail.com or weekly@bcky.net

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