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Image 8 of The Anderson News May 9, 2012

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COMMUNITY A8 | Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | The Anderson News Photo by Ben Carlson MEET ANDERSON COUNTY’S NEWEST NURSES Nursing graduates from the Lawrenceburg campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College gather for a group photo last Thursday. Shown are Elizabeth B. Adofo, Krystal K. Barron, ntonina R. Beasley, Nicole Bell, Christi J. Cress, Cynthia J. Crowe, Mary J. Garland, Delia D. Grigson, Donna G. Hines, Christine M. Jackson, Maria K. Layport, Richard T. Price, Julie M. Pugh, Hope . Ross, Christina R. Routt, Denae D. Sagraves, Donald R. Short, Larry L. Stafford, Larry R. Sumpter, Angela B. Tinsley, Joanna Vaughn, Kimberly D. Walker, Tabitha M. Walker and Kimberly K. Young. At the ceremony, members of BCTC’s nursing faculty presented the 24 new nurses with their nursing pins. The graduates recited the Nightingale Pledge and participated in a traditional candle lighting ceremony in tribute to legendary founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. National Legion Commander visits Lawrenceburg Healing Field From staff reports The American Legion National Commander Fang Wong and his aide Doug Malin came to Lawrenceburg to visit the Kentucky Auxiliary Healing Field. Accompanying him were Department of Kentucky Commander Doug Farley Sr., Senior Vice Commander Joe Flynn, Service Officer and Alternate National Executive Committee Member Randy Fisher, Public Relations Steve Stewart, Historian John Mullins and Finance Officer Silas Noel. They were escorted from Elizabethtown by Post 113 motorcyclists. Post 34 Commander Bobby Thornberry and Auxiliary members welcoming the visitors were Department President Lois Hall, Department Secretary Janet Klapheke and Department Membership Chairman and Unit 34 member Pam Rice. Other Unit 34 members were President Betty Butler, Nettie Halvorson, Debra Cummins and Shirley Thornberry. Unit 34 presented a Healing Field T-shirt and a gas card to the National Commander and a Tshirt to his aide. Pictured, from left, are front row: Steve Stewart, Silas Noel, Bobby Thornberry, National Commander Fang Wong, Auxiliary members present a Healing Field T-shirt to the Department Commander Doug Farley, Sr., Joe Flynn; back National Commander Fang Wong. row: Randy Fisher and Mike Phelps. Photos furnished United Way honors Century Bank From staff reports The United Way of the Bluegrass honored several community organizations and leaders for their hard work at their annual Live United Awards, the agency announced. The awards acknowledge and thank businesses and members of the central Kentucky community that have strived to make an impact in the areas of education, income and health. Century Bank was one of several organizations recognized throughout the evening from across United Way’s nine central Kentucky counties. Century Bank was recognized with the Rookie of the Year Award, which is given to a company that is a new partner with United Way in running a workplace campaign. Century Bank achieved the highest employee per capita gift among new community partners. Health officials want smoke-free Mother’s Day From staff reports Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate moms for who they are and all of the wonderful things they do, Anderson County Health Department officials said in a news release. It is also a great time for moms to remember the important role they play in influencing the choices their kids make regarding tobacco use. Unfortunately, tobacco use among women remains a serious problem: more than 21 million women currently smoke, putting them at risk for heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer, emphysema and other life-threatening illnesses. An estimated 173,000 women die every year from smoking, and more than 86,000 kids have already lost their mom to smoking, according to the news release. Moms who smoke can celebrate Mother’s Day by quitting, and all moms, whether or not they smoke, can celebrate Mother’s Day by taking a number of effective actions to protect their kids. Even if they smoke, what moms say, how they act, and the values they communicate through their words and deeds have an enormous influence on whether or not their kids smoke, the news release states. And all moms, smokers and nonsmokers alike, can also do a lot to protect their kids from secondhand smoke. How can moms keep their children from smoking? Parents are the most important people in a child’s life, especially when it comes to cigarettes. They can make a big difference in the Photo furnished GIRLS DONATE POP TABS Aaliyah and Breanna Oliver are shown with Ronald McDonald on May 5 while donating a 5-gallon bucket of pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald Foundation. The girls are students at Emma B. Ward Elementary School. FISCAL COURT MEETING RESCHEDULED THANK YOU The family of Richard ‘Woodie’ Woodside wish to express a special thank you to the Kentucky State Police for their kindness during the loss of our loved one. Photo furnished Receiving the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award on behalf of Century Bank are, from left, Christine Riggle, Beth Barker, Jason Hanks, Amy Walker, Robyn Myers, President Tony Busseni, Tamara Smith, Mechelle Rose and Tim Perry. The Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, will be rescheduled to Monday, May 14, 2012. Work session at 6 p.m., and court meeting at 7 p.m. Making Your Dream a Reality for 35 Years! Why settle for less than a Cleary Building? R Fully Engineered by licensed Cleary Engineers Manufactured by Cleary Best Warranties in the Industry Place an item for sale in the Classifieds when it’s convenient for you, day or night! Log onto www.kentucky classified and turn some of the items you no longer use into money you can. 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Children from families who smoke are twice as likely to become smokers themselves – but parents who try to quit and talk to their kids about how addictive smoking is, why they want to quit, and how important it is to never start, can beat those odds, health officials said. Maintain a totally smoke-free home and car, (even if you smoke). Educate your child about the dangers of cigarette smoking. Talk about addiction and how hard it is to quit smoking. Emphasize the immediate health effects. Emphasize the effects of smoking on physical appearance. Talk to your kids about how tobacco companies target them by trying to make tobacco use seem cool so they can addict them as customers for life Clear up any misunderstandings your child might have about smoking. For example: everybody is not doing it, getting hooked can happen very quickly, and quitting is very difficult. Make sure your kids’ schools have strong and well-enforced no-smoking rules for kids and staff. Support federal, state, and local tobacco-prevention efforts like higher tobacco taxes, funding for tobacco prevention programs, and smokefree laws. Mothers who give up smoking improve the likelihood that their children will grow-up to be tobacco-free and lead much longer lives.

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