Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 10, 2014

01/10/2014 — What's Happening


The Independent

SOMERSET — Applications

being accepted

SOMERSET

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for the 2014 summer session of the Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.

 Rogers Scholars is an intensive one-week summer program for upcoming high school juniors within the center’s 45-county primary service area in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The program emphasizes the development of technological skills and builds in participants a sense of leadership, an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to rural Kentucky.

Students apply during their sophomore year in high school and are selected through a competitive screening process to attend one of two summer leadership sessions of the Rogers Scholars program.

 Applicants may download a copy of the 2014 Rogers Scholars application form from the Youth Programs at the website at centeryouthprograms.com. All application forms must be completed and submitted by Jan. 31.

The center encourages applicants to email their application forms and supporting materials to youth@centertech.com. Applications also may be mailed to the Rogers Scholars program, The Center for Rural Development, 2292 S. Highway 27, Suite 300, Somerset, KY 42501.

The 2014 dates for the Rogers Scholars program are June 22 through 27 and July 6 through 11. Rogers Scholars — the center’s flagship youth program — is free to participants. Lodging and meals for the week are included in the program.

For more information, call Delaney Stephens at (606) 677-6000 or email youth@centertech.com.

Ballrom dance classes ongoing

HUNTINGTON

Ballroom dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays during January at the Governor Underwood Senior Center at 632 Ninth Ave.

Dance of the month will be the waltz.

The social dance classes provide mild aerobic exercise and opens doors to new friends.

Private lessons also are available  for weddings and other events.

Dress code is comfortable; shoes should allow feet to slide easily.

No partner is required; cost per class is $6.

For more information, call Gayle Riggs at (304) 453-1250 or email rigg1209@zoominternet.net.

Theme idea sought

GRAYSON

Grayson Memory Days 2014 is seeking a six-or-fewer-word theme using the idea “East and West Carter Working Together” for the May event.

The original and permanent theme of 43 years ago was “Come to Grayson to Remember and be Remembered.” Last year’s theme was “Tradition and Pride.”

Deadline is noon Feb. 3. Winner of the theme contest will receive $25, a T-shirt containing the theme and recognition at opening ceremonies on May 22. The winning theme becomes property of the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce.

Submit no more than five entries per person to Robert L. Caummisar, coordinator, 301 W. Main St., Grayson, KY 41143 or fax to (606) 474-4422 or email barrister9@yahoo.com.