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  • U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Evan R. Scoskie recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    During the nine weeks of training, he received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. He also received training in development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics.    

    He is the son of Julie and Paul Scoskie of Goshen and a 2009 graduate of Trinity High School in Louisville.

  • Charline Kimbell,  who turns 80 in December has persisted in following her dream of becoming a published author. Her first work is called “Snowbirding: A Guide to Warming Up Your Winter,”  a how-to book, as Kimbell and her husband have spent 14 years moving to Florida for the winter.

    From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Kimbell will sign copies of her book at Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Stephanie E. Sullivan and U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Bobby L. Crabtree recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

  • Lucas Wayne Heber recently celebrated his first birthday.

    Born July 17, 2008, Lucas has two older siblings, Tiffany Doty, 14, and Jacob Doty, 9.

    His parents are Art and Jeannean Heber of La Grange.

    Maternal grandparents are Shorty and Judy Chesser of La Grange. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Jenny Heber of Rising Sun, Ind.

  • The Open Door Christian Store in Crestwood is participating in the 2009 Operation Worship Bibles for Troops Campaign.

    Guests  can come to the store and buy and sign a Bible that will be given to an active-duty member of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps who is serving somewhere in the world.

    Across the nation a new effort is underway to sign and send 500,000 Bibles to our troops by Christmas. The response of the American public has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are proud our community is doing its part in supporting this campaign. 

  •  The Oldham County Historical Society will host its 2009 Gala “Golden Anniversary Celebration: 50 Years of Heritage” on Friday.

    The purpose of this annual event is to raise money to continue the society’s mission of offering a wide variety of free or low-cost programming to the community.  

    At this year’s gala, R. Vincent Fanelli will be honored as the J. Chilton Barnett “Champion of Oldham County” History. Fanelli has been a long-time supporter of the Historical Society and of Oldham County.

  • Liz and John Grabowski were married on October 3, 1959, in North Camp Drake, Tokyo, Japan. John is a retired operations manager from Coca-Cola Louisville. Liz is a nurse practitioner and owner of Diabetes Clinical Services, PSC in Louisville.

    They celebrate with their children, Beth and Len Taylor of Louisville, Julie and Scott Smith of Crestwood, Suzana and John Grabowski of Houston and Emilia and George Felty of Fairbanks. 

    Their grandchildren are Alexis Taylor, MaryAnn Smith and Jessica Smith.

  • The South Oldham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Kids Balloon Walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Crestwood Baptist Church. 

    Parents are asked to bring a canned good for donation at the event and children are asked to bring a new or gently-used stuffed toy. Children will earn balloons for each lap they walk. 

    Businesses will be showcased and the event also includes face painting, balloon animals and a $100 prize drawing.

    For information call 523-9052 or visit southoldhamrotary.org

     

  • The Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk is 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Local organizers include La Grange and Crestwood Christian churches, Covenant United Methodist, Beulah Land Baptist, La Grange Presbyterian, the Kiwanis Club and the Oldham County School Board. 

    Of the money raised, 25 percent will help support The Foundation of Hope, a food bank sponsored by Beulah Land Baptist Church.   

    For information visit cropwalkonline.org or call 222-1369.

     

  • The Little Colonel Playhouse will host auditions at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday for “Dinner With Friends,”written by Donald Margulies and directed by David Goodlett.

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Dinner With Friends” examines the lives of two couples who have been friends and neighbors for 12 years and the effect of separation and divorce on their relationships. 

  • The Rev. Timothy King and family will minister at Salem Assembly of God during the 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. services Oct. 11. Rev. King is a graduate of Oldham County High School and is pastor of Solid Rock Assembly of God in VanCleve.

    The occasion is the 37th anniversary of Salem Assembly of God, and the 27th anniversary of Pastor and Mrs. LaVern H. Snyder. 

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Faces of Our Children Sickle-Cell Unity Choir will be in concert 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of La Grange.

    For information call Jesse Harris, promoter and founder of the Sickle-Cell Choir  at 741-7842.  

    The concert is free and a love offering will be taken.

  • Casting crews are still looking for extras – especially males – for the upcoming movie, “Secretariat.” 

    They are looking for adult males of all types, golfers, businessmen, those with military experience, law enforcement backgrounds, jockeys, horse handlers and other track positions.

  • South Oldham Middle School recently participated in an international art and literacy project – “Pinwheels for Peace.” As part of the project, students planted pinwheels with messages of peace in front of the school. 

    Students at SOMS created their pinwheels and wrote thoughts about war and peace and living in harmony with others, and drew a representation of their feelings. Stoess Hardware donated materials for the project.

    For information visit pinwheelsforpeace.com

  • The Oldham County History Center is celebrating Kentucky Archives Month with its new exhibit, “Primary Docs: The Museum Collection.”

    The exhibit features unique documents, letters and artifacts of Oldham County, many of which have never been on display.  Items include original land deeds signed by Patrick Henry as well as a hand copy of a deed from the 1700s with Thomas Jefferson’s signature.  There is a section on deeds and early court records, sheriff summons, and bounty contracts for runaway slaves. 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Herb Haeberlin announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Lindsey Haeberlin to John Travis Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Simmons.

    The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed as a patient coordinator for Gaddie Eye Center in Louisville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Overstreet of La Grange.

    The groom-elect is a 2002 graduate of Oldham County High School and is employed by the Oldham County Road Department. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simmons of La Grange.

  • Robert C. Maddox recently entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

    The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year.  The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

  • Woodford and Lucille Hatton of La Grange celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 6.

    They were married in the Salt Lake City temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints on Woodford’s 27th birthday in 1949. Woodford is a retired physical therapist. The couple serves as volunteers in the Louisville temple.

    They are the parents of four children, Jenny (Bob) Mussman, Larry Hatton, Patsy (Mike) Gosnell and Tom (Julianne) Hatton. They have 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

  • An All-Nations Intertribal Festival will take place Sept. 19 and 20 at Westport Commons in Westport.

    The annual event features Native American music, dancing, food and demonstrations. Demonstrations will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 and noon Sept. 20. 

    The Grand Entry will take place at 1 p.m.  

    The cost of admission for adults is $5, for children ages 8 to 14 it is $2.50.  

    Westport Commons is located off Ky. 524, 3 miles from U.S. 42.

    For information call Glenda McGill at 222-5902.

  • His own life placed him at the fulcrum of history as a fighter pilot in World War II.  But it’s his contributions closer to home that may endear Vince Fanelli to the people of Oldham County for generations to come.

    For those contributions to the preservation of Oldham County history, Fanelli will be honored as a Champion of Oldham County History at the Oldham County Historical Society’s annual gala Sept. 25.