These days, computers are used for everything--chatting with friends, shopping, research, paying bills, calendar-keeping, and playing games just to name a few uses. Most days, I feel like I couldn't live without my laptop. Occasionally, I find someone who tells me they don't know anything about computers and are scared to even touch one. If you fit this description, I encourage you to check out the computer classes offered by the Woodford County Library. Their wide range of classes are all FREE and are designed for beginners unless designated otherwise. Should you not have your own computer at home, the library has both desktops and laptops available for free public use on its second floor. Classes offered this month are:
Digital Photos, 6:30 p.m. tonight--Learn how to download photos to your computer and how to upload them into cyberspace.
Using Photoshop, 6:30 p.m. January 21--Get a basic introduction to using this photo editing software.
Computer Basics, 6:30 p.m. January 26--Never used a computer? Have questions but are afraid to ask? This beginners class is for you!
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Microsoft Access, 6:30 p.m. January 28--Learn the basics of this office database program.
All classes are free and are held at the library, 115 North Main Street. Registration is required by calling (859) 873-5191.
Food Pantry needs
The Woodford County Food Pantry needs this month include canned tuna, canned mixed vegetables, canned potatoes and carrots, and cereal. Staples and monetary donations are always welcomed and appreciated. The pantry is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and is located in the Community Education Building, 299 South Main Street. Call (859) 873-5525 if you need to drop off donations at a time outside operating hours.
Help Change Women's Health
The Kentucky Women’s Health Registry is a confidential survey which can be either taken online or filled out in paper form. You can take the survey at http://www.kywomensregistry.com or call (800) 929-2320 for a paper form complete with a postage paid return envelope. Researchers at the University of Kentucky use these statistics to understand how women's health changes over time and what causes disease. These statistics are also shared with local health departments and with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension who uses the information for grants and planning educational programs. The registry hopes to enroll 2500 new women each year. All women over 18 and living in Kentucky are eligible to take the survey.
Marvin Woodrum of Versailles was the winner of the Versailles Lions Club bike raffle. All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will benefit eye care projects in Woodford County.