News in Brief – 4/30/09

Published 10:03 am Thursday, April 30, 2009

Church Women to host luncheon

IRONTON — In celebration of May Friendship Day, the Church Women United will host a salad luncheon at noon Friday at First Baptist Church, Fifth and Vernon streets.

A program will follow at 1 p.m.

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The public is invited. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and join in the fellowship.

For more information, call 740-534-2946.

OLBH to release medical images

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) has been given release rights to patient images taken at the former Park Imaging facility at 1015 East Ring Road in Ironton.

Those former patients of Park Imaging who wish to obtain copies of CTs, MRIs or mammograms performed at the facility should call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273) to make arrangements to pick up their medical records.

Educational options for vets, soldiers

IRONTON —Expanding educational opportunities for veterans is a key goal of Ohio’s 10 year strategic plan for higher education.

In line with this initiative, Ohio University Southern invites service members, veterans and dependents of veterans to attend an informational meeting on Friday, May 8 at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Bowman Auditorium.

Items to be discussed include the tuition benefits, Ohio scholarship resources for veterans and service members, Service member Opportunity College certification, the Ohio GI Promise and eligibility for in-state tuition.

For more information please contact the Office of Student Services at 740.533.4600.

Horse clinic set for Ohio Horse Park

FRANKLIN FURNACE —Ohio University Southern will hold clinics with Natural Horseman Rob Pliskin, Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ohio Horse Park, 400 Bobcat Lane, Franklin Furnace.

Learn how to develop consistent, least resistant ground skills with a positive approach to be safe, instill confidence, build trust, relieve anxiety, communicate, solve problems.

There is limited space for horses but plenty of space for auditors.

If you would like to bring your horse for the hands-on portion of the clinic, the cost is $150 for the day and includes a stall for the whole weekend or $125 for the day, does not include stall.

If you would like to attend the clinic and audit, the fee is $35 and includes breakfast and lunch.

Contact Bradie Chapman (740) 354-9907,

Volunteers needed for CG cleanup day

COAL GROVE — Village leaders are asking for volunteers to help with the annual Coal Grove cleanup day Saturday.

Volunteers are asked to assemble at 9 a.m. at Paul Porter Park. Lunch will be provided.

Festival choir to perform

The Scioto County Festival Choir will present its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Ironton.

The concert will feature a wide range of musical selections from previous concerts in the choir’s 25-year history, from classical to traditional to gospel.

Songs will include “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” “Boundless Love,” and “Amazing Grace.”

The choir is under the direction of Gail Thornton with accompaniment by Dan Ross.

There is no charge for admission; the concert is free and open to the public.

The choir will also perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Portsmouth.