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  • Community Calendar 9-10-09

    ARTS

    • Members of CETA (Community Enrichment Through the Arts) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Grant County Tourism Commission office at the Grant County Chamber office in Williamstown.

    BOOSTER GROUPS

    • The Grant County Band Boosters will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the GCHS band room. For more information, call Jeff Shelton at 859-391-8555.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

  • Swine flu: Frequently asked questions

    Is it safe to consume pork products?

    Yes. Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You can not get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160°F kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.

    Should I avoid traveling to Mexico?

  • When does the real world start?

    Last week, I was in the guidance counselor’s office at Grant County High School listening to Jodi Mulligan and Amy Caudill talk about Mulligan’s recent home renovations.

    After a while, I asked, “Is this what adults talk about?”

    Because I’m 24 years old, lived in my apartment for about a year and haven’t done anything to decorate.

    I mean, I have bills, work 50 hours a week and have to cook and clean for myself, but I never thought about “growing up.”

  • ACT scores differ for WHS, GCHS

    The recent release of ACT results from last year’s high school juniors brought good and bad news for local schools.

    The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36.

    Sixty Williamstown Senior High juniors who took the state mandated test had a composite score of 19.4, up from 18.5 the previous year.

    The school’s score is above the state average of 18.2.

  • Market Day orders due Sept. 11

    Junior ROTC cadets at Grant County High School are participating in the Market Day fundraising program.

    Market Day is a fundraising food cooperative. Each month, Market Day offers 150 convenient and nutritious products including poultry, meats, seafood, family meals, appetizers, breakfast items, beverages and desserts.

    When you order from Market Day (www.marketday.com), a percentage of your order is donated to the GCHS JROTC.

  • Community Calendar 9-3-09

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    • The Grant County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Chamber of Commerce in Williamstown.

    CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Corinth Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Noble’s.

    • The Williamstown Kiwanis will meet at noon Sept. 9 at El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Williamstown.

    • The Williamstown F&AM No. 85 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

    CLUBS

  • Youth Cross Country Series Results

    Girls Middle/High School

    1 Katelyn Simons 6:42.5

    2 Destiny Simons 7:03.7

    3 Courtney Colson 7:18.6

    4 Elizabeth Robinson 7:40.7

    5 Hayley Leach 7:44.2

    6 Alli Flick 8:22.4

    7 Janelle Tobler 8:46.4

    8 Kaylie Ezell 8:47.2

    9 Serena Purnell 8:50.8

    10 Amanda Cottrell 9:14.1

  • Demons compete in NCKC race

    The Williamstown cross country team was anxious to see how they would race on their changed course at home.

    Coach Michelle Whaley designed the course, but the team only had one day to prepare for the NCKC race that Williamstown hosted.

    The boys’ team came in third, while sophomore Katie Butler finished 10th on Sept. 1.

  • Old time attitudes

    How interesting…  When I was young, to hear a speech by the President of the United States was a good thing.  And, because I was and am an American; to listen to the President was a given.  He is, after all, the elected leader of our country, indeed the embodiment of our country.

    However, apparently my views are old, antiquated and, well in some views, apparently un-American.

  • Police Reports 9-10-09

    Grant County Sheriff's Office

    Deputy Kevin Burke investigated an accident at 7:51 p.m. on Aug. 22 on Leaning Oak Road. The driver involved was Bill White, 46, of Corinth, driving a 1998 Dodge. White struck a parked 1996 Ford belonging to Natasha Mercer of Berry.

    Sgt. Terry Osborne investigated an accident at 9:37 a.m. on Aug. 24 on Sherman Newtown Road. The drivers involved were Chad A. Coldiron, 28, of Crittenden, driving a 2005 Chevrolet and Aurtha R. Gordon, 82, of Crittenden, driving a 1988 Oldsmobile.