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News in Brief – 4/29/09

Putt & Play event set for Saturday

Huntington, W.Va. — BrickStreet Insurance and sponsors present the 2nd Annual Putt & Play for United Way event. The event will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Chesapeake Golf Range (County Road 1, Chesapeake) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The putting tournament will include 4 divisions; Youth 6-7 years Old, Youth 8-12 Years old, Youth 13-17, Adult Men, Adult Women, Parent/Child and a Hole-in-One tournament.

The Hole-in-One tournament, sponsored by Bloss & Dillard, will offer a $100 cash prize to one winner. All putting division winners will receive a trophy. Free gift bags will be given to the first 100 attendees. A free magic show and children’s entertainment will be offered.

Pre-registration is offered by calling 304.523.8929. Event day registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The $10 per division entry fee is due at event registration. A discount package of 3 divisions for $25 will also be offered.

Volunteers are still needed for this event. For more information or to pre-register call 340.523.8929.

Teens sought for volunteer program

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center invites area teens to apply for participation in the museum’s summer volunteer program.

Teen volunteers will assist with summer workshops and outreach programs, perform experiments with younger guests in the FETCH! Lab and provide assistance with general museum operations.

To participate in the student volunteer program, applicants must:

Have completed the sixth grade.

Attend a mandatory training session

Teens interested in the student volunteer program should contact Dan Blevins, Director of Operations, for an application.

Housed in the historic Parsons Department Store, the museum is located at 1620 Winchester Avenue. The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for children 2 and older and seniors. Members and children under 2 are admitted free.

For more information, call (606) 329-8888, e-mail at highlandsmuseum@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.highlandsmuseum.com.

Judge OKs W.Va. fire settlement

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawsuits filed over an apartment building fire in Huntington that killed nine people have been settled.

Attorney John Cyrus said Tuesday all the parties recognized that the 2007 fire at the Emmons Apartment Building was a tragedy that affected the entire community.

Details of the settlement weren’t released. A Cabell County Circuit Court judge sealed the case.

Cyrus says the settlement ends lawsuits filed by more than 20 plaintiffs. His law firm represented two estates and three individuals.

The lawsuits accused the building’s owner, White Plains, N.Y.-based Woodlark Enterprises, and property manager Alex Vence Jr. of negligence.

The company didn’t immediately return a telephone message Tuesday.

There was no telephone listing for Vence in Huntington.

Hospice currently seeks volunteers

ASHLAND, Ky. —Community Hospice has scheduled a new volunteer training course.

The sessions will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 – 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sessions will be held at the Community Hospice office located at 1538 Central Ave., Ashland.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties that include: in-home respite care, caregiver time out, emotional support and visitation, nursing home and Care Center visits, companionship and reading, running errands, delivery drivers, computer data entry and office clerical work, and handyman services.

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.

If you are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer or to reserve your space, contact LuAnn Vance, Volunteer Coordinator, at 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.

Crime watch group to hold meeting

ROME TOWNSHIP — The OICU Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold its monthly meeting on Monday at 6:30 at the Rome Church of Christ.

Representatives from the Rome Township Trustees will be there.

Information and dates on the upcoming CPR classes will be discussed, and plans will be finalized for the neighborhood picnic in May.

OSU Men’s Glee Club to perform at SSU

PORTSMOUTH — The Ohio State University’s Men’s Glee Club will perform at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at Shawnee State University on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.

The evening is expected to feature a mixed program including the OSU medley, and selections by The Statesmen.

The OSU Men’s Glee Club has been sharing their music with the OSU campus, community, and around the world since being organized in 1875.

It is the oldest of hundreds of organizations available to students at OSU. The group is active throughout the year.