Harmony House in need of donations
HUNTINGTON -- The Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless is looking for a few more good summertime clothing donations for its clients.
The Harmony House, which is located at 627 4th Ave., provides day services to clients who are homeless or who are transitioning off of the streets.
"The donation room is sparse and we desperately need both men's and women's spring/summer clothing," said spokesperson Breanne Akers in a release. "Due to the rise in temperatures, we cannot currently accept winter items. We are especially in need of T-shirts and blue jeans. You can drop off any time during normal business hours."
Normal hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Please ask a staff person for a tax deductible receipt. For more information about Harmony House, go to https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyHouseWV.
OLBH mammography schedule is released
The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Mobile Mammography Unit schedule for the month of May has been released. The unit will visit the following locations with all times 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
Monday, May 5, AT&T, Industrial Parkway, Grayson, U.S. 23, South Shore.
Tuesday, May 6, Dawson Bryant Elementary School, 4503 Ohio 243, Ironton.
Wednesday, May 7, South Point Middle School, 201 Park Ave., South Point.
Thursdays, May 8 and 22, Valley Medical Center, Ironton Hills Plaza, Ironton, Ohio.
Monday, May 12 and Thursday, May 29, Bellefonte Primary Care-Grayson, 100 Bellefonte Drive, Grayson.
Tuesday, May 13, Bellefonte Primary Care-South Ashland, 2910 Carter Ave., Ashland.
Wednesday, May, 14, office of Drs. Kimberly Baldock and Abbe Cassity, 1816 Carter Avenue, Ashland.
Thursday, May 15, Stultz Pharmacy, Applegate Shopping Center, Greenup.
Monday, May 19, Wurtland Middle School, 700 Center Ave. 1, Wurtland.
Wednesday, May 21, office of Dr. Sanjiv Gupta, 300 St. Hwy. 1947, Grayson.
Friday, May 23, Oakmont Manor, 1100 Grandview Ave., Flatwoods.
Tuesday, May 27, Bellefonte Urgent Care, Wheelersburg, 8991 Ohio River Road, Wheelersburg.
Wednesday, May 28, Ashland Family Medicine, 2222 Winchester Ave., Ashland.
Those who wish to attend any of the scheduled stops of the OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit must schedule an appointment by calling the OLBH Women's Center at 606-836-PINK (7465).
Putnam school named School of Excellence
CHARLESTON -- George Washington Elementary School in Putnam County was named this week as one of three Schools of Excellence for the 2014-15 school year.
The state Department of Education has named three Schools of Excellence in West Virginia.
They were selected by the state Department of Education based on several factors. Those include curriculum, a safe and drug-free learning environment, documented student achievement and implementing advanced and innovative programs.
The other two Schools of Excellence were Brandywine Elementary School in Pendleton County and Maxwell Hill Elementary in Raleigh County.
A reception and banquet to recognize the schools is set for Oct. 9 at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston.
The number of honorees is down from 10 schools that were named in each of the past two years.
Protect your identity: Shred Day on May 3
HUNTINGTON -- The Better Business Bureau will host a Shred Day on Saturday, May 3, according to a press release.
Businesses and individuals are invited to bring old credit card statements, IRS tax records, credit card offers, or anything that lists personal information to be commercially shredded -- all free of charge.
Drop off will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the trucks have filled, so those wanting their documents shredded should arrive early.
Local drop off will be at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena rear parking lot. Please enter off of 7th Street between Veterans Memorial Blvd and 3rd Avenue.
For more information, call the BBB office at 304-345-7502 ext. 112.
Kentucky sets voter registration record
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The secretary of state says a record 3.1 million Kentuckians are registered to vote for the May 20 primary elections.
The number beats the previous record of just over 3 million registered voters for the 2012 general elections.
Registered Democrats grew by 0.41 percent while registered Republicans grew by 3.9 percent. Democrats still outnumber Republicans by more than 476,000 voters.
Independent voters increased 7.5 percent to more than 236,000. More than half of the voters are women.
Jackson County man faces wildlife charges
CHARLESTON-- A Jackson County man faces federal charges of illegally capturing and selling about 300 wild turtles.
Thomas Pepin of Ravenswood is charged in an indictment with two counts of unlawful transport and sale of wildlife.
Pepin is accused of capturing the turtles from sites near his home between July 2012 and September 2013. The indictment charges that Pepin sold the turtles to numerous customers in other states. Thirteen were sold to an undercover federal officer in Pennsylvania.
A telephone listing for Pepin in the Ravenswood area couldn't be found.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the federal grand jury issued the indictment Wednesday.
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