Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer. Yet in Kentucky, about 2,600 new cases will be diagnosed each year and about 900 people will die. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Call your doctor and ask about a screening test that's right for you. Routine screening is highly effective. Nine out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.
The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all bodily functions, all organs, thoughts, emotions, memory and ability to be self-aware. Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even more if you do not take care of it.
The Hosparus Thrift Shoppe in Elizabethtown is selling new and gently used formal dresses for the approaching prom season. The Shoppe recently received a donation of new dresses, sizes 8-24, in a variety of styles and colors and they are $20 each. The Shoppe is accepting donations of new and gently used formalwear.
Moira Taylor, Shoppe manager, encourages donations of last season's dresses. "It's a great way to recycle a dress that can't be worn again and it will help a great cause," she said. Donations of tuxedos are also welcome.
Two members of Cub Scout Pack 151, Cody Parrott and Dylan Grimes, achieved the Arrow of Light, the highest rank possible as a Cub Scout at a Blue and Gold ceremony. Pack, Troop and Crew 151 meet 6:30 p.m. every Monday night at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville and welcomes any new boy interested in joining.
Campbellsville University's Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, is helping the Elizabethtown Area Sacred Community Choir in its 10th season program with performances March 5 and 6.
The theme for this year's performance is "Melodious Milestones" and is free and open to the public.
The first choir performance will be Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown. The second performance is Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown.
The Campbellsville University theater department will present "Trifles and other one-act plays of laughter and suppression" for their spring production.
The performances will be 7 p.m. March 3-5 and 3 p.m. March 6.
The show will consist of four, one-act plays that share a common theme, though the plot of each play is unrelated to the other. The four plays are "Trifles," "Suppressed Desires," "Tickless Time" and "The Outside."
Erika Megan LaFollette and Patrick Tyler Jaggers, both of Bowling Green, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Monica LaFollette of Knoxville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and a dental hygienist working with Dr. Jason Smith DMD in Munfordville.
The prospective groom is the son of Mr. David Jaggers and Ms. Patty Jaggers of Bowling Green. He attended WKU and is employed at Leachman Buick GMC of Bowling Green.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present "Words that Fly and Words that Die: Acceptable Language in Diverse Communities" 7 p.m. March 9 in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center.
The free program will include a panel of ECTC faculty and a discussion facilitated by Mikal Forbush of The University of Louisville's Muhammad Ali Center for Peace and Justice and will provide an opportunity to learn about language as a tool to promote peace-building and healthy diverse relationships.