Edythe J. Hayes Middle School student J.D. Owens, son of Kim and Russell Owens, received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Medal at the June 3 promotion ceremony at McConnell Springs. Bryan Station Chapter members Laura Kerns and Libby Polack made the presentation. J.D. was selected by the faculty to receive the award based on honor, service, trustworthiness, courage and patriotism. J.D. also was a legislative page for the day at the state Capitol.
Radio Eye needs readers
Central Kentucky Radio Eye will have a volunteer orientation from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 12 and 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 26. Radio Eye, a 24-hour-a-day reading service with studios at the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, needs volunteer readers, control board operators and office help. Radio Eye broadcasts the reading of newspapers, magazines and other printed news and information for blind and print-disabled individuals who tune into the service on special, free Radio Eye radios. Call (859) 422-6390 to request a volunteer application form and sign up to attend orientation.
All the corn you can eat
Akielo Temple No. 128 Daughters of the Nile will have its annual all-you-can-eat corn boil dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Oleika Shrine Center, 326 Southland Drive. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children 9 and younger. In addition to corn on the cob, the menu includes green beans; coleslaw; sliced tomatoes; corn bread; ham; coffee, tea or lemonade; and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Bike and play poker for Special Olympics
Motorcycle enthusiasts will take part Saturday in Ride to Win. Proceeds from the all-bike poker run will go to Special Olympics Kentucky. This year's 100-mile event will begin and end at Man o' War Harley-Davidson, 2073 Bryant Road, with poker stops in Nicholasville, Versailles and Burgin. There is a $20 minimum to participate, which includes one poker hand and lunch. As many as 10 additional poker hands may be purchased for $5 each. Prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third. Passengers may participate for $10 each. Registration will open at 9 a.m., and all riders must be on the route by 11 a.m. The Ride to Win conclusion at Man o' War Harley-Davidson will include lunch, a silent auction and the eighth annual Ride to Win bike show judged by Special Olympics athletes. For more information, call 1-800-633-7403 or (502) 695-8222, Ext. 106, or go to Soky.org/ridetowin.htm. Registration brochures are available at Kroger locations throughout Central Kentucky and at Man o' War Harley-Davidson.
Put an old sofa or mattress out of its misery
Need to dispose of an old mattress or sofa? Local charities such as The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries or Lexington's Habitat for Humanity ReStore might accept it. If your item is not in reusable condition and you have city garbage pickup, call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-2255 to request a collection.
Once you have requested a pickup, place your mattress or sofa on the curb, flat on the ground, beside your Herbie, Rosie or Lenny cart. Do not lean an item against a cart, and make sure it is not blocked by a parked car. It can take up to seven business days to pick up the item.
Mattresses from beds and sleeper sofas might be collected separately due to possible bug infestation. When you schedule the pick-up, let them know if there are bugs on the item.
The city also will pick up other bulky household items such as large furniture and appliances. The process for disposing of these items is the same as for a mattress or sofa. Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.
Electronic devices such as computers, printers, cellphones, microwave ovens and televisions should be taken to the e-waste recycling facility at 1306 Versailles Road.