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Woodford County: New girls mentoring program in Woodford County

'First Kentuckians' topic of talk
Tressa Brown, coordinator for the Native  American and African American  Commissions of the Kentucky Heritage Council, was the guest speaker for a special program Sept. 12 at the Jack Jouett House Historic Site. Her presentation on "The First  Kentuckians" traced the 12,000-year history of  Native Americans in Kentucky and dispelled many myths and  misconceptions about the  Commonwealth's original inhabitants. The event was one of  several offered at the Jouett House in  observance of Kentucky Archaeology Month. Brown, center, is shown with program  attendees Dee Dee Roach of Midway, left, and Maryann McCauley of Versailles.
'First Kentuckians' topic of talk Tressa Brown, coordinator for the Native American and African American Commissions of the Kentucky Heritage Council, was the guest speaker for a special program Sept. 12 at the Jack Jouett House Historic Site. Her presentation on "The First Kentuckians" traced the 12,000-year history of Native Americans in Kentucky and dispelled many myths and misconceptions about the Commonwealth's original inhabitants. The event was one of several offered at the Jouett House in observance of Kentucky Archaeology Month. Brown, center, is shown with program attendees Dee Dee Roach of Midway, left, and Maryann McCauley of Versailles.

The Women in Business Committee of the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce has started a free after-school mentoring program for college, high school and home-schooled female students called #CareerReady. The program began Sept. 16 and will run through December. This one-on-one program is designed to coach young women on the personal, interactive and professional "soft skills" needed to succeed in business and life. The four-session program consists of such topics as managing social image, preparing for a job interview, keys to a successful interview and personal conduct on the job.

Students selected for the first session from Woodford County High School are Soledad Cano, Xarely Chavez, Miriam Gonzales, Irlanda Hernandez and Maria Mercedes Herrara. Students selected from Midway University are Sadie Boschert, Shelby Goode and Darian McDonald.

Mentors from the Women in Business Committee are Lisa Johnson, Mentors and Meals; Becky Burkich, Peoples Exchange Bank; Miranda Crow, Daisy Hill Senior Living; Misty Crow, PNC Bank; Amanda Hensley, United Bank; Alex Kershaw, Lamar Sales; Kate Ware, Midway University; and Sherry Williams, U.S. Postal Service.

Applications for the next session, which will begin in January, are available from the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce via email at woodstaff@gmail.com.

Dementia program set for Nov. 5

Explore creative avenues for connecting with loved ones diagnosed with dementia by sparking old memories and helping them to have meaningful experiences. This program will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at The Homeplace at Midway, 671 East Stephens Street. Registration is required by calling 1-800-272-3900. A $5 donation is suggested. The program is designed for family caregivers; no professionals, please.

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