Sunday, August 8, 2004

Hebron firefighters race on TV tonight

Neighbors news briefs

The Enquirer

HEBRON - Catch three Hebron firefighters racing not to the scene of an accident or fire but from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on television from 8-11 p.m. tonight.

They will appear on Junkyard Mega-Wars: The Great Race, a program to be broadcast on The Learning Channel.

Hebron Fire Protection District volunteers Jeff Hartline, Keith Collins and Bill Fletcher made up one of the four teams that competed in the race last year. Tonight will be the first time the show is televised.

The racer's treks took them through the sand dunes of Death Valley, crossing of the waters of the Colorado River and the off-road rally courses of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

"The Great Race" will be replayed from 8-11 p.m. Thursday and from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 15.

For information about the show, go online at:

Deerfield to discuss how Wal-Mart will look

DEERFIELD TWP. - Township trustees on Aug. 17 will discuss what the future Wal-Mart Supercenter is going to look like.

A Wal-Mart architect will present plans for the facade during the trustees' meeting at Landen Station, 3292 Montgomery Road. The meeting starts at 5 p.m., but the Wal-Mart discussion won't start until 7 p.m.

Trustees in June approved plans for the Wal-Mart to be built along Mason-Montgomery Road. But before the project is finalized, trustees said the facade and fuel center would need additional approval.

Church group takes second in talent heat

CRESCENT SPRINGS - A Crescent Springs church youth group placed second last week in the pantomime drama competition at the Church of God Team Talent International Competition in San Antonio.

Every two years the Church of God has the youth talent competition during their international general assembly meeting. The teens compete in categories such as photography, short stories, computer graphics and Bible teaching. This is the fifth time the church has competed in the competition in the last 10 years.

The UNITY Drama Team beat out other Kentucky youth groups earlier in April, securing its spot in last week's international competition.

The group's three-minute act featured scenes with moral and spiritual themes, such as domestic violence and a teenage couple struggling with questions about sex.

The group raised nearly $25,000 through bake sales, silent auctions and other fund-raisers to attend the competition.

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