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Shawnee State Park opens new marina

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- A newly reconstructed marina along the Ohio River at Shawnee State Park now is open to the public, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The marina has 72 slips varying in lengths of 28, 36 and 50 feet. The larger slips have water and electric service, according to a news release.

The marina also has new restrooms, parking and a courtesy dock that is compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, according to the release.

Shawnee State also features a resort lodge, campground, rental cabins and a championship 18-hole golf course as part of the 63,000-acre state park.

For more information about the winter lease season, contact the park office at (740) 858-6652.

Parent discussion on self-esteem Nov. 5

HUNTINGTON -- Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA and Mission WV will present "Let's Talk," a discussion for parents on talking to their children about development, self-esteem and sexual health, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at J.W. Scott Community Center, 1637 8th Ave., Huntington. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Ivan Clark, outreach coordinator, at 304-617-6027 or iclark@goodwillhunting.org.

Bob Evans to host fundraiser Nov. 7

HUNTINGTON -- In its first nationwide community fundraiser, planned for Thursday, Nov. 7, Bob Evans restaurants will donate 15 percent of sales to local hunger relief agencies that participate in the Bob Evans Harvest Program.

Guests can participate by bringing in a flyer that will be available at local Bob Evans restaurants and their local Harvest partners. Each day, Bob Evans restaurants and food facilities donate unused food to these local agencies. Last year, more than 10 million meals were donated. Locally, there are Bob Evans restaurants in Huntington, Barboursville and Ashland.

Church to host free health fair

HUNTINGTON -- Seventh Avenue Baptist Church, located at the corner of 7th Avenue and 3rd Street West, will have a free health fair in its fellowship hall from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9.

Blood pressure and blood sugar levels will be checked.

Free cookies will be available.

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