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MU homecoming parade Oct. 6

Sep. 16, 2012 @ 02:04 PM

MU homecoming parade Oct. 6

HUNTINGTON -- The 2012 Marshall University homecoming parade, sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Marshall University Alumni Association, will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in downtown Huntington.

Participants will begin lining up at 10:30 a.m. at designated locations along 8th Street and 4th Avenue, and the parade will begin an hour later. Marshall plays host to Tulsa at 3:30 p.m. that day at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in the homecoming football game.

The theme of this year's homecoming is "Happy 175th, Marshall! Remember the Past -- Thunder Into the Future."

People or organizations wanting to participate in the parade are invited to apply online at www.marshall.edu/sga. For general inquiries, contact Adam Fridley at adam.fridley@live.marshall.edu or by phone at 304-688-8811.

Some of the parade information was incorrect in Friday's edition of The Herald-Dispatch.

HMDA meeting canceled

HUNTINGTON -- The regular meeting of the Huntington Municipal Development Authority scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, has been canceled.

The meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.

For more information, call 304-696-5509 or email hmda@cityofhuntington.com.

Early morning fire destroys Kenova home

KENOVA -- A early morning fire destroyed a home Friday in Kenova.

Crews received word of the incident at 2:20 a.m. in the 800 block of Beech Street.

The initial call described the blaze as a dryer fire. Its flames quickly spread throughout the residence rendering it a total loss, according to volunteer fire officials in Kenova and Ceredo.

No injuries were reported, officials said.

Firefighters were called back to the house twice Friday for smoldering debris.

Free prostate screenings offered at Bellefonte

RUSSELL, Ky. -- Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital will host free prostate screenings in conjunction with September's designation as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Screenings will take place at 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the office of Dr. E.W. Unnikrishnan and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the office of Dr. Brian DeFade.

Screenings include a blood test and physical exam, with most tests lasting approximately 10 minutes.

For an appointment to a free screening, call 606-833-CARE.