Families can take a cue from the fast-food restaurants, which increasingly are offering healthier side dishes and snacks. One of the best options is to limit fast food meals so they are an occasional, infrequent treat. Another long-term strategy is to eat at home and to pack a healthy lunch that includes nutritious snacks for all members of your family, especially children.
Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will be honored in public ceremonies as part of “Sergeant Dakota Meyer Week” on Oct. 2.
Ceremonies will include a parade around downtown Columbia which will lead Sgt. Meyer to Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raider Stadium. The public may attend either or both the parade route or the ceremony to start at 2 p.m. at Blue Raider Stadium.
Impressive changes in foliage colors announce the arrival of autumn in Kentucky, and the 2011 edition of the ColorFall program coordinated by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks features a website that provides a variety of information about the state’s beauty at this time of year.
Petty officer third-class Brandon Wood of Hodgenville received his Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist insignia. The insignia recognizes the training and qualifications of members who serve in Construction Battalions or other construction units, in the United States Navy. Wood completed the prescribed Naval Construction Force Personnel Qualification Standards which entails required coursework, qualification tasks standards, written examination and a field exercise.
Wood is in the U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion deployed to Afghanistan for about nine months.
Samantha Lynn Cracknell and James Scott Hornback were married July 9, 2011, at My Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown.
The bride is the daughter of Stuart and Lori Cracknell of Louisville. She is a 2011 graduate of Transylvania University and holds a B.S. in accounting. She is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.
The groom is the son of Gene and Carol Hornback of Buffalo. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky and holds a B.S. in management. He is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
With recent local findings of bedbugs, you may want to check your home for signs of these pests. Bed bugs are active mainly at night. During the daytime they prefer to hide close to where people sleep. Their flattened bodies enable them to fit into tiny crevices, such as mattresses, box springs, bed frames and headboards.
A fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Crusade for Children will be Oct. 22 at the LaRue County Country Club. A pork barbecue dinner will be 4-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and are available from Tommy Locke at 358-3710 or 763-7178 or from the Lincoln Days booth. Charity auction begins at 5 p.m.
Golf scramble begins at 11 a.m. with sign-in at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $200 per team or $50 per player.
Cornhole tournament begins at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team with sign-in at 4 p.m.
Through a program offered by the National Guard, LaRue County High School seniors Emily Farrar and Evan Cline have completed basic training this summer, are now privates, second class, and are gaining a head start on their chosen military careers.