OU-Southern offers new blended classes
OU-Southern offers new blended classes
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 email@example.com or 740-533-4595.
Bootcamp classes geared for women
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations accepted for new War Memorial
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 honor fallen veterans in Lawrence
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. More information will be forthcoming later.
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 nears completion of its 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.
Artists group displays work at Transit Center
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 email@example.com.
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.