Sta-Tan Pool will celebrate 40th anniversary

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Sta-Tan Pool in Ironton is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Sta-Tan Pool in Ironton is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

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The membership-only, Olympic-size pool opened in 1960 after Fred and Harlan Staton purchased 11 acres in North Ironton. Harlan and his wife, Pearl, built a home on the land in addition to constructing the pool and a trailer park, Mrs. Staton said.

"When Harlan and Fred purchased the land, it was a swamp," Mrs. Staton recalled. "They used fill dirt from the highway when new U.S. 52 was built to fill in the area."

In celebration of the pool’s anniversary, members will not pay an initiation fee this year.

All-time high membership was recorded from 1965-75 when the pool had around 700 family memberships. Today, Mrs. Staton said there are about 350 family members.

Cost for a single adult membership is $150 with a family membership costing $250.

Sta-Tan Pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday and Tuesday, noon-8 p.m. All times are weather permitting.

Brothers Harlan and James Staton currently operate the pool.

For more information, call 532-3026, or after Memorial Day, you also may call 532-1306.


The board of First Federal Financial Bancorp, Inc., has declared a quarterly dividend on common stock of 7 cents per share payable June 26 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 12.

The company is a savings and loan holding company, which owns all of the capital stock of First Federal Savings Bank of Ironton, a federally chartered savings bank. The company has two offices: a main office in Ironton and a branch in Proctorville. As of March 31, First Federal had $67.4 million of total consolidated assets, $58.3 million of total consolidated liabilities and $9.1 million of total stockholders’ equity.


Dr. Danny R. Bentley has been promoted to the rank of assistant professor (voluntary) in the College of Pharmacy with the University of Kentucky.

The appointment is effective July 1 through June 30, 2003, and was announced by James W. Holsinger Jr., M.D., chancellor of the UK Medical Center.


Firstar Corp., the parent company of Firstar Bank, has raised its prime lending rate to 9.5 percent from 9 percent.

The last change in Firstar’s prime rate was March 21 when it was raised from 8.75 percent up to 9 percent.

In other Firstar news, Standard & Poor’s has raised the corporation’s credit rating.


The following positions currently are posted with the Lawrence County Workforce Development Center, 120 N. Third St., Ironton:

Credit clerk, fast-food worker, alterations worker, heating and air-conditioning installer/repairer, census enumerator, bookkeeper, production worker, sanitation worker, warehouse worker, machinist, management trainees, manufacturing engineer, physical therapist, registered nurse, insurance salesperson, nurse’s aides, security officer, telemarketer, drivers, welder, substitute teachers, accounting assistant, first-line supervisor, waiter/waitress, inventory clerk, industrial worker, assistant manager, cook, laborer, legal/medical transcriptionist, accounts payable clerk, clerical positions, auto mechanics, bakers, dishwasher, cable lineman, carpenter, crane operator, personal care attendant, pizza delivery driver, counter attendant, digital film editor, fabricators, hairdresser, high-pressure boiler operator, landscape worker, maintenance repair positions, restaurant manager, roofers, small-engine mechanics, stock clerks, heavy equipment operators, maintenance supervisor, front-desk clerk, social worker, accountant, program coordinator, parts delivery driver, industrial mechanic, deckhand, child care worker and case manager.


King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., recently unveiled a new Positron Emission Tomography (PET) unit operating it’s the KDMC HealthPark facility in Cannonsburg.

PET reveals metastic diseases other tests, such as CT, MRI, X-ray, blood tests or physical examinations, do not detect. PET helps diagnose cancer and is used with patient follow-up to monitor the effectiveness of medical treatments and to check for recurrence of disease.

PET is a noninvasive, diagnostic imaging procedure that provides information about the function of body organs and location of disease. Previously, the closest PET facilities were in Columbus and Cincinnati.

The KDMC PET scanner is on a mobile unit from Canton that visits the HeathPark facility each Tuesday. Operations began May 8.

Mackey Carpenter of Proctorville will be one of the scanner’s initial users, said his wife, Sue.

Until the mobile unit began visiting the Ashland hospital, the Carpenters drove once each month to Duke University in Durham, N.C., for PET scans.

Carpenter has melanoma cancer, which is in remission now, Mrs. Carpenter said. The periodic scans help doctors monitor any changes in his condition.

"The unit (in Cannonsburg) is much closer, which really helps," she added.

Jennifer Allen is publisher of The Ironton Tribune.