Ragbrai, is an annual seven-day bicycle tour across Iowa. Ragbrai is the oldest multi-day bicycle tour in the country. The tour is seven days and 480 miles long.It runs from Sioux City, Iowa, at the Missouri River to Davenoport, Iowa at the Mississippi River. Participants dip the back wheel of their bicycle in the Missouri River at the beginning and their front wheel in the Mississippi River at the end.
Thought for the week: The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply.
School starts this week, hoping everything goes smoothly. Bus routes will be on timely schedule for the children. Please be sure to obey the law where the school buses are concerned. Here’s to all the teachers, hope you have another great and successful school year. To the students, enjoy the school year and put your best foot forward and learn all you can.
Saturday, August 1 was the Barbour/Jordon/Thompson Family Reunion at The Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Sunday, August 2 was the Church Anniversary and Annual Homecoming at Pleasant Union Baptist Church in Campbellsville. Rev. Jerry and Rosalyn Wilkinson and John Smith attended the General Association of Kentucky Baptists held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville.
Nolin RECC members have voluntarily contributed thousands of dollars in a special account to help their community. These dollars began as small change through the Operation Round-Up (ORU) program at Nolin. Since implementing ORU in June 2006, over $140,000 has been donated to projects/agencies in our communities.
I was recently approached about answering the question, “Why do you volunteer”? I don’t have a definitive answer to the question or perhaps there are many answers. I will give some responses and let you decide.
I was raised by parents with a giving spirit. My mother was a 4-H leader, a homemaker’s demonstration was given in our home trying to get the organization started, and my father was active in Farm Bureau, the county fair and served as monitor of our little country school. Many teachers lived with my family while teaching at Kennady School.
I would like to pose a question to LaRue Countians: How willing should we be to help those who are hurting? Maybe it’s someone at work, a neighbor, a friend or someone in our own family. I’m sure we all try to help someone in need. Here at the nursing home volunteers try to help residents enjoy life even more than they normally would. We as volunteers would like to invite you to join us in helping those who are hurting.
The Rotary Club of Hodgenville welcomed District Governor Mike Kull to their weekly meeting, on July 23. He enjoyed the one on one time with one of the 57 Rotary clubs in the western district of Kentucky.
The local club was able to share with Governor Kull information about the many service projects that the Rotary club has participated in during the last year.