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Fayette County: Baby-sitting class Dec. 28

December 19, 2012 

Dolls donated in memory of Brenda Cowan The women of Beta Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented the Lexington Fire Department with more than 300 dolls last week as part of the annual Toys for Tots campaign. All of the dolls were donated in memory of Lieutenant Brenda Cowan, Lexington's first female, black firefighter who lost her life in the line of duty in 2004. Pictured, from left, Toy Drive co-chair Wanda Wilson, Betty Duke Ross, vice president Lillian Bland, Fire Chief Keith Jackson, Jill Wilson and Valeria Cummings Swope.

Young people between the ages of 11 and 13 who are interested in baby-sitting can register now for a Safe Sitter class offered Dec. 28 at Central Baptist Hospital HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center, located in the Lexington Green Mall off Nicholasville Road.

The Safe Sitter class, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is a medically accurate instructional program that covers prevention and treatment of injuries and behavior issues as well as basic baby-sitting skills. The cost is $75, and includes lunch, all materials and certification.

Online registration is preferred at Centralbap.com. Click on Community Education Classes. Call (859) 260-6058 for more information.

Catlett crowned Pokémon City Champ

Parker Catlett, 14, of Lexington, put his Pokémon trading card skills to the test on Nov. 23 during the Pokémon Trading Card Game City Championship in Indianapolis. After a full day of head-to-head battles, Parker was crowned City Champion in the Senior Division, earning him a City Championship trophy and championship points that count toward possibly earning an invitation to the 2013 Pokémon World Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Four join Prichard Committee

Four Lexington leaders and education advocates have joined the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Lexingtonians named to the statewide citizens' organization at its recent meeting were: Justin Bathon, assistant professor in the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology & Leadership in Education at the University of Kentucky; Jessica Berry, family and community liaison for Fayette County Public Schools and a graduate of the committee's Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership; David R. O'Bryan, CPA and director of Blue & Company and former president of the Kentucky Society of CPAs; and Adrienne Godfrey Thakur, an attorney with Henry Watz Raine & Marino, a CIPL graduate and an officer of the Kentucky Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division executive committee.

Care for a cat, buy an ornament

The Lexington Hospital for Cats is offering cat angel ornaments this year, each with a request for an item needed by the sheltered cats printed on the back.

Everyone selecting a cat angel ornament is asked to purchase the item and return it to the hospital to place under the Angel Cat Tree.

Last year, more than 600 pounds of cat food, 800 pounds of cat litter, bowls, beds, blankets, collars, litter boxes, and toys were donated, along with almost $1,500 in cash.

The donations will be collected through Dec. 31 and delivered to the Lexington Humane Society Jan. 4.

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