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Residents earn awards at state conference

Nov. 23, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

Residents earn awards at state conference

COSHOCTON, Ohio -- The Ohio Homemakers and Community Education state conference was held Oct. 21-22 in Coshocton, Ohio. Lawrence County was represented by Anita Quisenberry, president of the homemakers council, and Ruby Lemley, council member.

There were several local cultural arts awards presented in the OHCE Family Life Photo Contest. Esther Ferguson earned first place in the black-and-white "Family at Work" category; Anne Dobbins earned first place in the "Family Tender Moments" category and third place in the "Family at Work" category; Joyce Eastham earned first place in Fiber Arts embroidery (pillow cases), second place, decorated sweatshirt, and third place in handcrafted pictures; Nancy Garner earned first place in Counted Cross-stitch (Christmas Stocking); Anita Quisenberry earned first place Embroidery (pillows) and third place Jewelry (bracelet).

Big Brothers Christmas tree sale begins Nov. 24

HUNTINGTON -- Opening day for the 32nd Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Christmas Tree Sale is Saturday, Nov. 24.

All Trees are freshly cut and are shipped from the best plantations in Virginia and Michigan. Back by popular demand are the White Pine, Scotch Pine and Fraser Fir varieties as well as beautiful wreaths.

Trees can be purchased from three area lots. In Huntington, at two locations: BB&T Bank, 6th Avenue and 1st Street, and HIMG, U.S. 60 East; and in Ashland, at the Ashland Tennis Center, 13th Street and Oakview Road. Hours are weekdays from noon to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"More than 600 volunteers from clubs, organizations and businesses are assisting with the sale, and all proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State." Executive Director Patti Price said in a news release. "Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children through the mentoring of adult volunteers on a one-to-one basis." For additional information call 304-522-2191, 606-329-8799 or visit their website at www.bbbstristate.org

Volunteer teams are also needed to help sell trees for three hour shifts. Groups, organizations, businesses, friends and families are encouraged to volunteer.

Oak Ridge Boys to perform Nov. 29

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Shawnee State University and the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association present The Oak Ridge Boys in their "Christmas Times a-coming Tour" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.

Each year the group performs more than 150 times from state fairs to theaters in the round and symphony halls, festivals and arenas nationwide.

Tickets for the show are available at the McKinley Box Office at 740-351-3600 or online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

Candlelight Church Tour planned for Dec. 1

IRONTON -- Ironton's Candlelight Church Tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Local churches open their doors for a short message or song to all guests of the tour. The tour will begin at first Baptist church and will end at the Lawrence County Museum. This is a free event.

Contact the Museum for additional information, 740-532-1222.

Ironton Christmas Parade set for Nov. 26

IRONTON -- The annual Ironton Christmas Parade has been planned for 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26.

Along with floats and marching bands, Santa Claus will make a special appearance.

Horse Day Camp to be conducted Nov. 30

FRANKLIN FURNACE, Ohio -- Ohio University Southern is conducting a Horse Day Camp for children ages 6 to 12 at the Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Children who attend will participate in various equine-related activities such as grooming, riding and crafts. This is an excellent opportunity for children to learn more about horses in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Cost is $50 per child.To register for the Day Camp, please contact Molly Hutchinson at 740-354-9347.

OU-Southern to offer new blended classses

IRONTON -- Ohio University Southern is offering a new blended class on the Ohio University Learning Network for Spring Semester 2013. HLTH 4930, Environmental Health and Media Perceptions in Appalachia, will be co-taught by Dr. Oriana Carter, assistant professor of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Purba Das, assistant professor of Communication Studies.

The 3-credit hour blended class will be offered on Mondays from 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Students will review environmental health through media theoretical frameworks, media campaign designs and understand sources of water contamination and health implications in Appalachia. There will be opportunities for students to work with the Ohio Environmental Council to design campaigns. Blended courses integrate a combination of face-to-face classroom time with online instruction. Registration is ongoing for the start of Spring semester, which begins Jan. 14, 2013. For more information, contact Dr. Purba Das at dasp@ohio.edu or 740-533-4595.

Bootcamp Classes for Women signups offered

IRONTON -- Ironton Preferred Fitness is now holding Bootcamp Classes for Women. Personal trainers Viviane Vallance and Theresa Smith will instruct the course.

Classes will include cardio, plyometrics, weight training, and some unique fitness exercises that appeal to the needs of all women. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. Saturdays and will last one hour.

For more information, e-mail trainwithviv@gmail.com.

Lucasville, Ohio, war memorial seeks funding

LUCASVILLE, Ohio -- An effort is under way to honor our country's fallen heroes from World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The Southern Ohio War Memorial will be going up two miles north of Lucasville, Ohio, on the east side of U.S. 23.

The monument will include the names of all local soldiers who have died in combat from the eight counties of Adams, Fayette, Highland, Lawrence, Jackson, Pike, Ross, and Scioto. The memorial will include an airplane, tank, boat, and helicopter, along with a large monument and all the required flags.

The fundraising effort for this project is under way and donations are being accepted. Checks may be mailed to the Southern Ohio War Memorial Foundation, P. O. Box 874, Lucasville, Ohio 45648.

IRONTON -- Areaw residents are invited to help bring Wreaths Across America to Lawrence County by donating a remembrance wreath to be placed on the headstones of service members laid to rest in the military section of Woodland Cemetery.

The Wreaths Across America project began in 1992 when Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath company, made arrangements for remembrance wreaths to be placed in Arlington National Cemetery to honor the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Volunteers are needed to purchase wreaths, place them on the headstones located in the military section of Woodland Cemetery and remove the wreaths after the honor period conclusion. Additional information will be forthcoming later in the year.

Individual wreaths cost $15 each. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Wreaths Across America c/o Ohio River Bank, 221 Railroad St., Ironton, Ohio 45638.

PROCTORVILLE -- VFW Post 6878 of Proctorville, Ohio, has nearly completed construction of its memorial to veterans.

The next step is to lay engraved memorial paving bricks along the walk surrounding the memorial.

A brick may be purchased for $50. Every memory brick will hold the name, rank, and branch or service of the person that you wish to remember or honor. If that individual died as a result of combat, that brick will be placed around the memorial. If you are honoring an individual, the brick will line the memorial walkway. The brick will be red in color, 4-by-8 inches in size and able to hold up to three 18 letter/space characters per line.

If you would like to see a loved one's brick become a part of this memorial, call Peggy or Albert Baker at 740-886-8121.

IRONTON -- The Ironton Artists Association has a club exhibit of member's art work on display at the Lawrence County Transit Center and the Transit Café located on the corner of 2nd Street and Vernon Street, in Ironton.

The paintings are for sale and a percentage will go to the Transit Center.

The club plans to rotate the art work often and display paintings of Lawrence County today and in the past.

Freedom Farms offering Lil' Riders class

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio -- Freedom Farms is offering a Lil' Riders program to teach children about horses.

Classes are one hour weekly and include lessons on saddles, biology of horses, safety, types of horses, grooming, and types of disciplines. Age groups are 3-6; 7-10; and 11-14.

The class is designed for beginners, but advanced Lil' Rider classes are available for those who have already taken the course.

The seven week session is $49. Class size is limited.

Freedom Farms is located at 645 Township Road 156 in Chesapeake. For information, call 740-894-5720.

IRONTON -- The Lawrence County Health Department offers Immunization Clinics on the first Tuesday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. for walk-ins and additional times by appointment, and the first Thursday of each month at the Chesapeake WIC center from 1 to 3 p.m.

Prenatal Clinic: Tuesday mornings by appointment.

Family Planning clinics: day and evening appointments are available on Wednesday and Friday for Pap smears, referrals for mammograms, contraception, emergency contraception, STD testing and free HIV testing by appointment.

TB Skin Testing: daily, except Thursday, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

Pregnancy testing: 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Child Lead Testing: by appointment.

Physicals: for sports and work from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Fridays and by appointment.

OUS Community Band seeking new members

IRONTON -- The Ohio University Southern Community Band is looking for new members.

Good players on all wind, brass, and percussion instruments are needed. Percussion instruments are provided.

Rehearsals are 5:30-7:15 p.m. Mondays in the Ohio University Southern Community Building on the corner of 9th Street and Bob Lutz Way. Those interested should contact Dr. Pat McCoy, director, at 740-533-4541 or mccoy@ohio.edu.

Shawnee State offering GED courses year-round

PORTSMOUTH -- Shawnee State University, in cooperation with Scioto County Adult Basic Literacy Education, is offering courses year round to anyone in the community who is interested in obtaining their GED.

Two orientations are scheduled every Monday and Tuesday at SSU. The program is a preparation course and is completely free. The GED test itself is $40.