News Briefs: Sept. 2, 2009

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By The Staff

 East SBDM council seeks nominees

The PTSA officers are responsible for the elections of the Site Base Decision Making Committee at East Middle School.  Therefore, we are now seeking nominations for one parent to fill a vacant position for a 1-year term on the committee for the 2009-2010 school calendar year.  The purpose of the East Middle School Site Base Decision Making Committee is to address the academic, social and emotional needs of our students in order to set school policy that will enhance student achievement and help each student meet the goals established by the committee, consistent with state law.  The SBDM Committee will access, monitor and evaluate the policies and programs at East Middle School.  The committee consists of  the principal, three teacher members and two parent members.  Each member serves a one year term.  

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please fill out the form below and return to the school office, marked PTSA mailbox by Friday.  The PTSA will be sending home a list of candidates with your child / children on Tuesday for parents/guardians to review the candidates seeking this position.  

Elections are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sept. 23.


Beginning Spanish Classes

Have you been thinking about learning Spanish?  A second language can be very helpful in the workplace, in volunteer opportunities, or just to improve your memory.  Beginning Spanish Classes will start on Sept. 10.  The classes are scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. and will meet every Thursday for 10 weeks at the Shelby County Extension Office.  The registration cost is $50.  Students will also need to pay $10 for one book.  Please call the extension office at 633-4593 to register for the Beginning Spanish Classes.


Sewing classes at Extension office

Join us for special beginning sewing classes 3-8 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Shelby County Extension Office.  The classes include pillows, pillowcase, tote bag, pattern selection, and sewing machine know-how.  Master Clothing Volunteers will teach these classes.  Call the extension office at 633-4593 to register and receive supply lists for classes that interest you.  Sewing machines are available or you may bring your own with the instruction booklets.


Homemakers hold ice cream social

Extension Homemakers is the largest educational organization of women in Kentucky. The Homemakers have access to the latest research-based information from the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and other land grant universities around the country.

The Shelby County Extension Homemakers invite adults age 19 and up to join them for an ice cream social at the Shelby County Extension Office. This open event will be held on Sept. 11 anytime between 2 and 5 pm to enjoy an ice cream sundae and learn more about extension homemakers.  Club information, class topics, community service projects and other homemaker updates will be available at the Ice Cream Social.

Meet new friends at this free social. Learn about the many opportunities available for extension homemakers! You may even win one of the door prizes. Register by calling 633-4593.


Labor Day parade entries

Want to be part of the NAACP Labor Day Parade? It will be held Sept. 7 at 11 a.m., with pageants for ages infant to 18 at 6 p.m. on Sept. 6. For information about how to enter the pageants or the parade, call Edwina Stoner, 347-0644 or Debra and Albert Jordan, 633-1789.


Lifebridge fund-raiser is Saturday

Lifebridge for Animals will hold a fundraiser Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The event will include a Bluegrass Mutt Show, the Rover Run (motorcycle ride and show), a cornhole tournament and many other activities for adults and kids. There will also be humane education materials available.

The event’s special guest will be PJ Cooksey, Shelby resident and the second winningest female jockey in history.

Admission is free, but there is a fee to register for event participation. Registration forms are online at www.peteducationky.org.

Trophies will be awarded for winning motorcycles, and Bluegrass Mutt Show winners will receive show rosettes for first place and ribbons for second and third place in each category.

Proceeds will go to the Lifebridge education program and continue work on spay/neuter initiatives. 

rant applications sought

The Shelby County Community Foundation is currently inviting non-profit (501c3) organizations in Shelby County to submit applications for a major grant totaling at least $35,000. The funds to be distributed represent the annual earnings of the Partnership Grants Fund, which is one of the many funds under the umbella of the foundation.  Recent recipients of the fund include Court Appointed Special Advocates for Shelby and Spencer Counties  (CASA), and the Substance Abuse Treatment  program in Shelby County. 

The deadline for submitting an application is Sept. 15.  The winning organization(s) will be announced at the annual distribution meeting scheduled for Nov. 9.


Unclaimed property information

Treasurer Todd Hollenbach, citing a need for Kentucky State Treasury to return unclaimed property to Kentucky residents has announced a statewide program known as Treasure Finders. For further information about this program and when Treasure Finders will be coming to your community contact Tom Scally, Kentucky State Treasurers Office, at (502) 564-4722.

  Identity breach

A Northern Kentucky University employee's laptop computer, which contained personal information of at least 200 current and former students, was stolen from a restricted area last month. The computer was reportedly taken July 22, and contains Social Security numbers of the current and former NKU students, according to school officials.

For consumers who may be affected by this breach of sensitive personal information, taking the proper steps to ensure any lost information does not lead to identity theft is crucial. For information on identity theft procedures, contact Christina D. Galloway, (480) 457-4671