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Jun. 27, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Chesapeake UMC offers free lunches

CHESAPEAKE -- Chesapeake United Methodist Church is partnering with the Community Action Organization of Scioto County to provide free weekday lunches for children and youth during the summer. The outreach continues through Friday, Aug. 2.

All children and youth through age 18, along with those with disability up to age 21, are eligible to receive a free, nutritious lunch, from noon-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Children's video favorites will be shown each day, as well.

The church is located at 501 2nd Ave. in Chesapeake, at the corner of 5th Street and 2nd Avenue. For more information, call Pastor Chuck Case at 740-867-3848.

Health Care Law meeting set for June 27

PROCTORVILLE -- "The Health Care Law: Things You Need to Know," will be presented by AARP at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Ohio University Proctorville, 111 Private Drive 8266.

The session, presented by Ann Lemley, pertains to those ages 50 and older with health insurance, without health insurance, on Medicare or Medicare Advantage and those in long term care. There will be handouts and a question/answer session.

For more information, call 740-886-7655.

Freedom Farms offers day camp for children

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio -- Freedom Farms is offering a day camp from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, to teach children about horses.

The camp will cover all aspects of working with and around horses; stable management; riding for beginners to intermediate; fun and games.

Campers should bring their lunch.

Cost is $60 per camper, and includes a T-shirt.

Freedom Farms is located at 645 Township Road 156 in Chesapeake. For information, call 740-894-5720 or visit www.Freedomfarms1.com.

Big Brothers hosting two upcoming events

ASHLAND -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State will conduct two upcoming events in conjunction with Summer Motion.

The 8th Annual Bid For Kids' Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Bellefonte Country Club. The silent and live auction will feature many items like a trip to Charleston, S.C., sports memorabilia, jewelry, tickets to special events, white diamond pendant, themed baskets and more. Cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. For more information, call 1-800-971-2101.

The 14th Annual Golf For Kids' Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State will be Monday, July 1, at Bellefonte Country Club. The event will feature a scramble format with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per person or $500 per team/$600 team and hole. Breakfast and lunch are included. All proceeds will benefit the local agency. For more information call 1-800-971-2101.

HeartChase competition planned for July 6

ASHLAND -- Ashland HeartChase is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, with registration at 9 a.m.

Sponsored by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, the American Heart Association's second annual Ashland HeartChase will take place in Ashland Central Park as part of Summer Motion.

Ashland HeartChase offers participants a creative way to contribute to an important cause while having a good time and reinforcing a healthy lifestyle. Ashland HeartChase is a combination of popular television shows such as "Amazing Race" and "Minute to Win It."

For more information on joining a team or donating, visit www.heartchase.org and select "join the chase" and then enter Ashland, Ky., in the search field to find the Ashland HeartChase.

The Ashland HeartChase also can be followed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ashlandheartchase.

IRONTON -- The Farmers Market is now open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The Farmers Market is located on 2nd Street, between Vernon Street and Park Avenue.

PROCTORVILLE -- Trustees of Old Miller Cemetery Corp. are seeking contributions to assist with mowing expenses.

Trustees say interest rates on invested membership fees are currently too low to generate the revenue needed to cover mowing costs, which is $310 per mowing, according to cemetery corporation president Jerry Galloway.

To contribute, send checks to Old Miller Cemetery Corp., C/O Arlie Ramey, 1108 Meade St., Proctorville, OH, 45669.

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.

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 -- 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 -- 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.

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.