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Feb. 27, 2014 @ 06:46 AM

Prestera annual benefit will be March 15

HUNTINGTON -- The Prestera Foundation's Annual Benefit in Huntington is set for March 15, and the theme is "Swish the Night Away" to coincide with March Madness for basketball fans. It will be in the Don Morris Room at Marshall University.

Guests are encouraged to dress casually, and even wear their favorite team apparel. The event will feature a dance band and dinner, a silent auction and a cash raffle drawing.

Tickets are $50 each. Sponsorships starting at $500 (with free advertising) are available as well. For sponsorship information, contact Traci Fricke at Traci.Fricke@prestera.org or call 304-525-7851, ext. 1510, or contact Kim Miller at kim.miller@prestera.org.

Free children's dental clinic set for Feb 28

HUNTINGTON -- A free dental clinic for children ages 2 to 18 is set for 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 28, at the office of Dr. James Butler and Dr. Nika Hettlinger, 324 29th St., Huntington.

The clinic is in conjunction with the American Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile Program.

Dentists will be screening children without dental insurance, CHIPS or Medicaid. Cleanings, X-rays and restorative treatments will be administered as time allows.

To schedule an appointment, call 304-523-2790.

Hospice schedules volunteer orientation

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Community Hospice has scheduled a new Volunteer Orientation course. The three-day session will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 11-13, at the Community Hospice office located at 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland.

Although volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, there is a particular need for those interested in providing short in-home caregiver breaks, emotional support and visitation, nursing home visits, companionship and reading. Volunteers determine when and how often they are available to assist -- a few hours a week or just occasionally. All volunteers must complete the required training to be certified.

Community Hospice currently has more than 200 active volunteers in their nine county service area -- Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence, Elliott, Martin and Johnson counties in Kentucky, along with Lawrence and Scioto counties, Ohio. Those interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer and reserving a space should contact LuAnn Vance, director of volunteers, at 606-329-1890 or 800-926-6184.

2nd person charged in W.Va. woman's slaying

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- A St. Albans man faces an accessory charge in the slaying of his girlfriend's mother.

Kanawha County sheriff's Cpl. Brian Humphreys said Wednesday that 32-year-old Shawn Legg was charge Tuesday with accessory to murder after the fact.

Humphreys says Legg is accused of disposing of an item used as a weapon against 59-year-old Eva Linda Woods. Humphreys didn't say what the item was or how it was used.

Police charged Woods' daughter, 36-year-old Jessica Woods, on Monday with first-degree murder.

Humphreys says Legg was living with Jessica Woods at her mother's house near St. Albans.

Pizza Hut permanently closed after incident

KERMIT, W.Va. -- A southern West Virginia restaurant where a district manager was caught on surveillance video urinating into a sink is closing permanently.

The video dated Jan. 29 shows the manager at the Kermit restaurant urinating in a metal sink in a food preparation area. The incident occurred after business hours. The employee was fired.

Pizza Hut Corp. spokesman Doug Terfehr said Wednesday the decision to permanently close the restaurant was made Feb. 19, the day after the video surfaced.

The restaurant was owned by Wichita, Kan.-based Rage Inc. The company's website says it owns Pizza Huts in seven states, including other West Virginia locations in Ceredo, Chapmanville, Danville and two in Logan.

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