It’s that time of the year. You are sitting at the table with a large, orange pumpkin in front of you. The carving knives are ready to use, the trash can is nearby for all of the pulp. You cut the top off of the pumpkin and start throwing handfuls of tangled pulp away. You scrape all those slippery white seeds out to make room for a candle. By the end of the carving session, you are left with a spooky jack-o-lantern and a trash can full of pulp studded with white seeds.
The recent economic recession has many people nervous about whether they have planned or are planning well enough for retirement. With life expectancies longer than ever, six out of 10 baby boomers fear outliving their retirement funds more than they fear dying.
Hardin Memorial Hospital is now offering self-referring screening mammograms. A self-referring patient is a patient who requests to have a mammogram on her own initiative without a medical provider’s order.
This is a standard process authorized by the FDA and already in place at many Kentucky hospitals. The primary goal is to engage patients who are currently not accessing preventive healthcare services. Initially, this will be implemented at the Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center and at the Brandenburg Diagnostic Center.
The second annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor pull was Oct. 12-13 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. The event was held in conjunction with the Battle of the Bluegrass Truck and Tractor series championship, hosting participants from as far away as Wisconsin and Michigan. The event was held as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation, but the total amount raised was not available at press time.
The family of Johnnie and Betty Nelson will have a reunion Sun. Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Summersville Coon Hunters Club. For more information call Teresa Smith at 270-849-8251.
A reunion will be 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Nolin RECC, Ring Road, Elizabethtown, for all Bussman and time plant employees. Spouses welcome. Potluck at noon. Meat and paper products provided. For more information, call Georgia Reed at 270-862-3829.