According to the Center for Disease Control, “tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease.” Children with poor oral hygiene and untreated tooth decay can develop pain and infections that can cause problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. In a 2000 U. S. Surgeon General's report it was estimated that “more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illness.”
Ernestine Nall celebrated her 80th birthday with her friends in Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten class at Hodgenville Elementary School. She is a volunteer in the class, helping students with their reading skills and providing lessons in painting and card-making. Pictured are Damian Felker, Ernestine’s granddaughter Katherine Nall, Logan Phapheelom, Seth Strock, Harlee Wilson and Muirgheal Murray.
Campbellsville University will host the 18th annual Baptist Campus Ministry Dinner Theater 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in Winters Dining Hall, 411 N. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.
The dinner theater, "Unashamed," is being hosted by Baptist Campus Ministry as a fundraiser to help support domestic and international missions. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the missions' effort directly.
Following the dinner, there will be testimonies from students who support BCM and who have traveled on mission trips with BCM over the recent winter break.
Adoption Support for Kentucky Support, Salt River Trail Region, will have support and training on “Michelle P Waiver Training: A program for Special Needs Children and Adults” from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the DCBS office, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.
The “Old Toad Guitar Duo” will perform at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Science Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
The Old Toad Guitar Duo is Steve Mattingly and Matt Cochran, longtime musical collaborators who first met at the Eastman School of Music in 1995. Their group is named after a pub in Rochester, NY they frequented during their student days.
A fish cookery class will be at the Extension Office 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2. You will view a 45-minute DVD demonstrating six different healthy fish recipes. You will also receive a recipe booklet and get to taste one of the recipes.
The class is free and open to everyone, no registration required. It is sponsored by the County Homemaker organization. If weather is bad enough to cancel school on Feb. 2, the class will be canceled.