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Mayo a finalist for homecoming pageant

Mar. 21, 2013 @ 07:02 AM

Mayo a finalist for homecoming pageant

Anna Kathryn Mayo, daughter of Brent and Julie Mayo of Proctorville, Ohio, has been selected finalist for Ohio's 33rd Annual Homecoming Queen Selection to take place April 7 at the Dayton Marriott in Dayton, Ohio.

Mayo was the Chesapeake High School Homecoming Queen.

You can vote for Mayo online at www.americashomecoming queen.com.

The winner will receive a cash scholarship plus an all-expense paid trip to the National Finals to compete for America's Homecoming Queen.

America's Homecoming Queen is a non-profit organization promoting education, educational travel and community service for high school homecoming queens in all 50 states.

Eggapalooza egg hunt set Saturday, March 23

SOUTH POINT -- Eggapalooza, a free Easter egg hunt, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the old South Point High School football field.

There will be thousands of eggs to hunt, prizes, inflatables and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

Eggapalooza is sponsored by the South Point Volunteer Fire Department and Cross Community Church.

For more information or to pre-register for Eggapalooza, go to www.AroundC3.com/eggapalooza or call 740-302-0888.

Area Lions Clubs to conduct special meeting

CHESAPEAKE -- The Chesapeake, Proctorville, Rome Lions Club will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Giovanni's in Chesapeake. Free pizza will be served.

All Lions members are asked to make a special effort to attend to finish planning for the Lions Club 46th annual Track and Field meet to be held Friday, April 12, at South Point High School. Teams from across the Tri-State area will be competing in this prestigious event.

Partnering with the Lions Club will be Operation TLC, the litter awareness organization and members of that group are invited to the March 21 meeting as well.

Methodist Church plans Easter fun day

CHESAPEAKE -- Chesapeake United Methodist Church invites all families to an Easter fun day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the church on 2nd Avenue at 5th Street.

Free pictures with the Easter Bunny will be offered along with Easter crafts and games, including decorating Easter eggs. Weather permitting, an Easter egg hunt will be held outside for children of all ages. Hot sandwiches and refreshments will be served, all free of charge.

Easter Sunday worship will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 31.

5K Run/Walk to benefit Ohio Horse Park Center

IRONTON -- Ohio University will host the Second Annual Bobcat Hustle 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. on March 23.

The proceeds from this race will benefit the Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship.

The OHPCTH offers guided interaction with horses to those with challenges.

Funding raised will go toward building an arena which will allow the program to serve even more people.

Visit www.tristateracer.com for race and registration information. Email Tim Mollett at mollett@ohio.edu if you have further questions.

Library offers programs for preschool children

IRONTON -- Briggs Lawrence County Public Library offers free programs for preschool children and their caregivers at all five Briggs Library branches.

Briggsy, the Briggs Library canine mascot says, "Join us for Storytime! We'll read funny picture books, learn some rhymes, sing silly songs and more! Then we'll make some really cool stuff at craft time. Storytime is recommended for kids who are ages 3 to 5. Come on! Join the fun!"

The Briggs Library Storytime schedule is:

11 a.m. Mondays at the Ironton library, 321 S. 4th St.

4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Symmes Valley School library, 14860 Ohio 141

11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Proctorville library, 410 Elizabeth St.

11 a.m. Wednesdays at the South Point library, 317 Solida Road

11 a.m. Thursdays at the Chesapeake library, 11054 County Road 1

Very young children, up to age 3, and their caregivers are invited for Toddler Time at the Ironton library at 11 a.m. Tuesdays for books, crafts and more.

For information contact your local Briggs Library branch.

1937 Flood string band to perform for horse park

IRONTON -- Ohio University Southern in Ironton will host a benefit concert for the Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

The 1937 Flood String Band will perform, and dinner will be served. Cost is $50 per ticket.

For more information, contact Kelly Hall at hallk@ohio.edu or at 740-354-9347.

Workshop set for local small business owners

PIKETON, Ohio -- Doing Business With the Ohio Department of Transportation, a workshop for small business owners, is planned for 1-4 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the OSU Endeavor Center, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio.

Register at sopoc.ecenterdirect.com or call 740-377-4550.

Bootcamp Classes for Women seek members

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.

Southern Ohio War Memorial seeks funds

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.

Wreaths to decorate local veterans' graves

IRONTON -- Area 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.

VFW selling bricks for war memorial

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.

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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.