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Gospel Extravaganza 6 p.m. today at KSU

A Gospel Extravaganza is set for 6 p.m. today in Bradford Hall on the Kentucky State University campus, the culmination of a Community Fellowship Gospel Workshop Saturday. Admission is $3 and $5.

Featured will be Minister Jerome Greene from Memphis and the “Voices of Triumph” and a combined choir from Saturday’s workshop.

‘Ring and Sing’

today at 6 p.m.

The closing program of the Frankfort Fall Sing and Ring is set for 6 p.m. today in Asbury Hall at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. The public is invited.

Banahan speaking to Woman’s Club

Carrie Banahan will be the speaker at the Monday meeting of the Woman’s Club of Frankfort, 12:30 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Building, 200 Washington St.

A state government employee for more than 28 years, Banahan served as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Medicaid Services from 2006-08.  In that position she was involved in the implementation of Kentucky Health Choices and the new MMIS, as well as assisting with the development of new waiver programs.

 Banahan was appointed the Director of the Implementation of the Medicaid Managed Care Program in 2011, and most recently has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Office of the Kentucky  Health Benefit Exchange.

The non-profit agency that the club is promoting this month is Mission Frankfort. Members are asked to refer to their email for a wish list for this agency and bring something to contribute to the meeting.

The public is invited to this meeting.

NARFE meeting Tuesday

The Capital Chapter of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will meet Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., in the upper level of the Terrace Restaurant at Capital Plaza Hotel. Following lunch, Sue Horn from Blue Cross will be discussing the Federal Employee Health Insurance Program Open Season and changes to the Blue Cross plan. Members and those interested in membership are urged to come and bring a guest.

Deadline is Friday for Bacon Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the South Frankfort Neighborhood Association’s (SFNA) 2012-13 Randy Bacon Memorial Scholarship. Complete information and an application is available online at www.southfrankfort.org or from the Frankfort High School guidance counselor.

The completed application must be returned prior to the FRIDAY deadline.

The award is for scholarship, leadership, and service in school, church, and community in South Frankfort. One or more scholarships will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in the FIS district, living within the boundaries of South Frankfort as defined by SFNA bylaws, will be graduating within the 2012-13 school year and is earning a 2.0 cumulative GPA on his or her mid-term report card.

 Scholarships may be used towards college, trade, or vocational school tuition. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by SFNA fundraisers throughout the year, but will be a minimum of $500.

For more information, call SFNA Scholarship Administrator, Rona Dawson at 227-0123; SFNA Chair, Katie Carney at (502) 330-7072; or see the FHS guidance counselor.

Vendor spotlight is Saturday at WHHS

The Western Hills Lady Softball Booster Club is holding a vendor spotlight from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 in the school cafeteria. Several local vendors will be on hand for the event.

Arts and crafts sale set for Good Shepherd

The fifth annual Gifty Thrifty & Mostly Under $50 Christmas arts and crafts sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9:30-3 in conjunction with the Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale at the Good Shepherd Parish Life Center, 75 Shepherd Way.

There will be batik items, handmade soap, pottery, felted items, Christmas ornaments, local honey, baked goods and more. Proceeds will support local artists and craftsmen and Good Shepherd School.

Food drive Nov. 15-30

Morning Pointe of Frankfort and North Benson Baptist Church are planning a food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen, Nov. 15-30. Nonperishable items can be dropped off at the front lobby of the senior living community.

All families and friends of Morning Pointe with gather for a special Thanksgiving dinner on the 18th. Every family will share a special dish adding to the annual event and this year everyone will also bring items to donate for the food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen.

‘Christmas Pageant’ coming at FHS

The annual staging of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, directed by Andrew Tippett, is set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 2 in the auditorium at Frankfort High School. Tickets at the door are $6 general admission and $3 for students and seniors.

Legion conducting oratorical contest

The American Legion is conducting an oratorical contest for high school students. There are prizes at the local, state and national levels. The first contest will be held in Frankfort at Post 7, Versailles Road, on Jan. 13.

Contestants are required to present an 8-10-minute speech on a part of the Constitution of the United States that gives emphasis to the attendant duties and obligations of a citizen to the government.

For more information contact Chuck Lonsdale, 695-8064.

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