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Lawrence County briefs

Oct. 25, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

Burlington to conduct cookout meeting Oct. 25

BURLINGTON -- Concerned Citizens of the Burlington Area will have a potluck cookout meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Burlington Commons Playground.

The group will discuss summer projects that were completed, and plans for Christmas decorations at the park.

All residents are invited to bring a dish to share and meet some neighbors.

OU-S to offer blended class for the spring

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. Students can begin registering for classes on Nov. 1 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.

Landau Eugene Murphy to perform Nov. 1

HUNTINGTON -- Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., 2011 "America's Got Talent" winner, will perform in concert at Huntington's Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The occasion celebrates the Hospice of Huntington's 30 years of service to the community. The concert includes a combination of Motown classics and "Rat Pack" era songs from the Great American Songbook that catapulted the Logan, W.Va., native to national fame. Tickets are $30, $60 and $100 (additional service fees apply).

To purchase tickets:

Call the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656.

Visit the Box Office located at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Marshall's campus weekdays from noon to 5 p.m.

Visit any Ticketmaster location, including www.ticketmaster.com.

Lions Club partners with Operation TLC

CHESAPEAKE -- The Chesapeake, Proctorville, Rome Lions Club has a new partner, and they'll be flipping pancakes together on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Chesapeake Elementary School.

Operation TLC will be an official partner of the Lions Club beginning with this event. Operation TLC is a litter awareness, beautification non-profit agency which has been concentrating on the eastern end of the county for more than seven years.

The breakfast features all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage links, coffee, orange juice and milk. Sugar free syrup will be available for diabetics.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at a discount price from any Lion's Club or Operation TLC member or they may be purchased at the door for $5.

Fairland West to host active military, veterans

PROCTORVILLE -- Fairland West Elementary will honor all local veterans and active duty servicemen and servicewomen with a very special program and reception at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.

The public is invited to attend the program and help the school honor all veterans. Students who bring a veteran will accompany their guests to the reception after the program.

For more information, call the school at 740-886-3150.

Lawrence County Concert to be Nov. 10

IRONTON -- The Ironton Council for the Arts continues its Lawrence County Concert series with The Singing Kernels at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Collins Center, Bowman Auditorium, on the Ohio University Southern Campus in Ironton.

With members hailing from all parts of the Tri-State and providing their easy listening a cappella style, the Singing Kernels project the love for what they do. Their combination of romantic, spiritual, comedic and patriotic songs makes their shows heartwarming and memorable for audience members of all ages.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.

OLBH to offer free breast examinations

RUSSELL, Ky. -- Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital will offer free clinical breast examinations in recognition of October's designation as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The examinations will be offered at the OLBH women's Center (1000 Ashland Drive) on the hospital's campus. The free exams require an appointment, which are available Oct. 29-31.

For appointments to the free screenings, call the women's center at 606-836-7465.

OLBH is also expanding the hours for its children's flu clinic. The annual event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Boyd County Public Library. For more information, call 606-833-2273.

BURLINGTON, Ohio -- Church of the Harvest, located at the corner of 7th and Center streets in Burlington, Ohio, will have its 2012 Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3.

It will feature homemade candy, baked goods, breads, handmade crafts, sewn and crocheted items, home decorations and gifts. There will also be hot dogs and soft drinks.

Bill Adkins is pastor.

IRONTON -- The Ohio Furnace Baptist Church Youth Group will host its fourth annual Christmas Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Church Fellowship Hall located at 3132 Haverhill - Ohio Furnace Road in Ironton.

Christmas decorations, trees, wreaths, primitive items and more will be available. Vendors will also be on hand offering several different types of services. All proceeds help support the Ohio Furnace Baptist Church Youth Group for church camp 2013.

For more information, contact Kyle Stormes, assistant youth director, at 740-479-1501 or e-mail at ofygroup@yahoo.com.

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Shawnee State University's Vern Riffe Center for the Arts presents the National Circus of the People's Republic of China performing "Cirque Chinois" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Direct from Beijing, the National Circus is one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China, founded in 1953. The troupe is especially acclaimed because of its unique acts such as the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats, Juggling, Girls' Balance with Bowls and more.

Tickets are available at the McKinley Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 740-351-3600 or through Ticketmaster.

IRONTON -- The Lawrence County Agricultural Society will have its annual election at the Lawrence County Courthouse from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The society's organizational meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on the following Monday, Oct. 29, at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

For more information, call 740-643-0899.

PROCTORVILLE -- The Faith Baptist Chapel will sponsor a Fall Festival from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, for the village of Proctorville, Ohio.

There will be various gospel singing groups such as the Chadwick Creek Boys, Porter Family and Jimmy McKnight from Charleston. There will be free food, soft drinks, hayrides, a cruise-in, car show and various other activities throughout the day for all ages.

SOUTH POINT -- A workshop on "Doing Business with the Wayne National Forest & U.S. Department of Agriculture" is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 14.

The Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center presents an informative workshop geared toward small businesses interested in doing business with Wayne National Forest and other Forest Service locations.

The Ohio River Basin Acquisition Team purchases supplies, services and construction for a total of seven Forest Service locations in six states. Locally, Wayne National Forest has offices in Marietta, Nelsonville, and Pedro. Members of the Acquisition Team will discuss details of the contracting process, including finding opportunities, the bid process, and working with local contacts. This workshop will be very helpful for small businesses considering expansion into the government contracting arena.

The workshop will be 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 216 Collins Ave., South Point. It is free to attend.

To register, go to http://sopoc.ecenterdirect.com or call the Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center at 740-377-4550.

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.

IRONTON -- Looking for the Tri-State's best Halloween scares and want to support a great cause at the same time? The Ironton Lions Club's new and improved Haunted Tunnel, located near the U.S. 52 and Ohio 93 intersection across from the Ironton Hills Shopping Center, will be open from 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October.

The cost is $5 per person. The civic organization has converted the former State Route 75 highway tunnel into Southern Ohio's one-of-a-kind haunted attraction each October for nearly two decades.

Proceeds will go to help fund several charitable organizations, especially the Lions' mission to help the visually impaired. For more information, contact Mike Caldwell at 740-532-1441 or Joe Jenkins at 740-533-0363.

LUCASVILLE, Ohio -- An effort is underway 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 underway and donations are being accepted. Checks may be mailed to the Southern Ohio War Memorial Foundation, P. O. Box 874, Lucasville, Ohio 45648.

SOUTH POINT -- Tri-State Worship Center at The Point is having a Shoebox Ministry Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The event will include live music, beans, cornbread, crafts, vendors, auction and more.

Vendors begin at 10 a.m., music begins at noon, and the event ends at 7 p.m.

Tri-State Worship Center is located at 901 Solida Road, South Point.

For more information, call 740-523-0231.

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.

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.