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News in Brief – 9/2/13

Published 10:07am Monday, September 2, 2013

Local educator attends Appy teacher institute

Tamara Schwab of Rock Hill Elementary attended the “Ohio Appalachia Up North” Teacher Institute that took place June 17-21.

The institute was made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Co-sponsors were the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center and the University of Rio Grande.

Twenty teachers from schools in Columbiana, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Richland, Trumball, Vinton and Wayne counties comprised the institute class.

This five-day resident workshop combined major humanities presentations by noted scholars with methodology sessions by the master teachers. The teachers spent three and a half days traveling via Creative Coach to experience first-hand the cultural ecology of the identified area of northern and eastern Ohio Appalachia. This included the counties of Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas.

Teachers heard interpretations by curators and local historians of selected landmarks and sites. They enjoyed regional music, cuisine and local hospitality. Their visits to these regional museum resources can be helpful for application in their classrooms. Similar institutes covering other parts of Ohio Appalachia were conducted in 2009 and 2011.

The overall purpose of the institute was to increase teachers’ knowledge of the history and culture of the region and Appalachia’s place in American history. The teachers will be able to share with their students through enhanced teaching, program materials, and field trips (real or virtual) for experiential learning.

“It has been a personal adventure to participate in the past two teacher institutes. I have a renewed sense of identify as a proud member of the Appalachian culture,” Schwab said. “I will be able to demonstrate this pride to my students so they will grow to respect where they live and to dream of what they can contribute to our rich culture.”

For more information about the Institute, contact Dr. Denise Shockley at 740-245-0593 or Deanna Tribe at tribe.1@osu.edu or Tamara Schwab at tschwab@rockhill.org

Soil, water district gearing up to host its 65th annual meeting

The Lawrence Soil and Water Conservation District’s 65th annual meeting will be Saturday from 2-4 p.m. in the new barn at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, beans and cornbread, along with chips, dessert and pop will be available for a cost of $5 per person.

There will be displays from various agencies and organizations.

CVS Pharmacy will be offering flu shots. Please bring your insurance card if you are interested in getting a flu shot or you can pay $31.99.

An election for board supervisors will take place from 2-3 p.m. To be an eligible voter you must reside or own land in Lawrence County.

There are two positions up for election this year. The nominees are Mike Carrico, Bill Flannery and David Kline.

At 3 p.m., awards will be presented for newsletter sponsors and cooperator of the year and a presentation about nutrient management. Election results will also be announced. Door prizes will be distributed at the conclusion of the event.

To RSVP or for more information, contact the SWCD office at (740) 867-4737.

 

MU gallery director to show work at OUS

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Works of art by John Farley, director of galleries at Marshall University, will be on exhibit at Ohio University Southern in Ironton through Sept. 26.

Farley, who directs both the Birke Art Gallery on Marshall’s Huntington campus and Gallery 842 in downtown Huntington, will be showcasing work he has done over the years, as well as some of his more recent creations.

“Although largely composed of previous drawings, stylistically and thematically unified, I have chosen to also include two new examples of portraiture,” Farley said. “This show represents a shift from the introspective drawings of the last few years to a developing body of portrait drawings that is more accessible to a viewer, rewarding for me as an artist, and meaningful to those I care for, which is really what it’s all about.”

Farley is also a Marshall graduate, having received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2007 with an emphasis in painting.

“Given our close proximity to OU Southern, I hope that this is only one of many upcoming efforts at ‘cross-pollination,’ ” Farley said. “Networking is always crucial. I’m not the first artist with MU ties to display work there, and I hope to feature more artists from southern Ohio at Marshall.”

Farley said there is no general theme for the exhibition but it is dedicated to his grandmother.

The exhibition will run until Thursday, Sept. 26, and will take place at the art gallery, room D11, in the Dingus Center.

 

OLBH Primary Care to open at plaza in Greenup Tuesday

GREENUP, Ky. — The new Bellefonte Primary Care Greenup will open for its first day of business in the Applegate’s Shopping Plaza Tuesday.

The new primary care center features the services of Nikki Brown Christian, M.D.

Christian is a 2002 graduate of Greenup County High School and a 2006 graduate of Marshall University. She earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where she also completed an internal medicine residency.

“We are pleased that Dr. Christian has decided to come home to practice medicine in the community where she was raised,” Kevin Halter, OLBH CEO, said. “The people of Greenup County are going to love Dr. Christian, just as she has an obvious love for the area.”

Appointments to Bellefonte Primary Care Greenup can be made by calling (606) 473-0687.

 

Coal Grove native graduates from AF basic training

Air Force Airman William J. Jewell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Jewell is the son of Jake Jewell of Coal Grove.

He is a 2012 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School, Coal Grove.

 

Chesapeake native graduates from AF basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Trey D. Riley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Amy Mollett of Langdon Park Court, Winder, Ga., and Kenneth Riley of Chesapeake.

Riley is a 2012 graduate of Apalachee High School, Winder, Ga.

 

Rep. Smith to have meetings in county

PROCTORVILLE — State Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) will have office hours at Ohio University Proctorville, 111 Private Drive 516, Wednesday.

Smith will be available from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Freeman-Carver Seminar Room.

“One of the greatest dangers as a public official is to be isolated from people who have everyday problems and common sense suggestions to make our government work better. This schedule will help me be available to anyone who has any concerns in the Lawrence County area. Everyone is welcome to stop by,” said Smith.

 

 

 

 

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