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Kenova to host policing meeting

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

KENOVA -- The Kenova Department of Public Safety will host a community policing meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in council chambers on 15th Street.

The purpose of the meeting, which will be attended by new police chief Ray Mossman and member of department, is to provide an opportunity for a candidate conversation where residents can voice their concerns about policing issues.

A neighborhood watch program also will be discussed.

The Department of Public Safety also will be participating in the national Drug Take Back program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Kenova Volunteer Fire Department, 1600 Pine St.

For more information, call 304-453-5555.

Christian program to host sex abuse classes

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio -- In the Wildflowers is a 10-week series of classes for women who have suffered childhood sexual abuse and who desire to find hope and healing. It is a Christian-based program.

The series begins from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Tri-State Christian Care Center, 347 County Road 411, Proctorville, Ohio.

There is a $10 fee for each class plus a one-time fee of $15 for the workbook. To register, call 404-444-0584 or email mstinson9@gmail.com.

Guest saxophonist to perform at MU

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University's jazz studies program will host Gordon Towell on Thursday, Sept. 12.

The saxophonist and jazz faculty member at Morehead State University will work with students during the day and perform a free show at 8 p.m. in the Jomie Jazz Forum with members of the Marshall music faculty, including Jay Flippin, piano; Jeffrey Thomasson, guitar; Steve Heffner, bass; and Steve Hall, drums.

Towell also is a member of Landau Eugene Murphy's band.

Jessica Lynch to speak at summit

INSTITUTE -- West Virginia native and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch will speak Saturday, Sept. 14, at Upward Bound's annual Leadership Summit, which will start at 9 a.m. at West Virginia State University.

High school students and their parents will have the opportunity to attend informative workshops, ranging from preparing for college to finding scholarships.

A luncheon will follow at noon in the Wilson University Union, at which time Lynch will give the keynote speech.

Lynch is a former Private First Class in the U.S. Army, having been rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in 2003 after being injured and held captive by Iraqi forces for nine days.

For more information about the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science programs, contact 304-766-3120.

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