News in Brief – 5/14/09

Published 10:56 am Thursday, May 14, 2009

Briggs Library trustee meeting May 15

IRONTON — The Briggs Lawrence County Public Library Board of Trustees will have its May meeting today at 3:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Ironton Library.

Falcon banding open to public

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IRONTON — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife will be conducting a peregrine falcon banding on Friday, May 22 at the small park located on the Kentucky side of the Ironton-Russell Bridge. This event offers those who attend the opportunity for an up-close look at peregrine falcon nestlings.

There are three confirmed nestlings that hatched on May 1.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m., and last about an hour.

A biologist will climb under the bridge where the nest is located to retrieve the nestlings.

Once on the ground, each of the young falcons will be given a brief health examination and fitted with metal leg bands, then returned safely to the nest.

This event is weather-dependant; heavy rain, high winds or lightning would be cause for cancellation. For information contact the Wildlife District Four office at 740-589-9930.

Financial aid focus of May 19 program

ASHLAND, Ky. — Staff at Boyd County Public Library will help soon-to-be college students unravel some of the mystery about getting financial assistance for their post-high school years.

Preparing for College takes place Tuesday, May 19, at 5 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

“College can be challenging academically, but also financially,” said Jamie Bayne, supervisor of the library’s information services department. “We want to help students find some ways to fund their college career that perhaps they didn’t already consider or don’t know much about.”

Topics of the free session include FAFSAs (free application for federal student aid), finding scholarships and grants, and the importance of the essay. No registration is needed. To find out more, call 606-329-0518, ext. 1400.

WNF to host wildflower walk May 15

Volunteers meet at 5 p.m. at the Vesuvius Dam parking lot. Please call or email Chad Kirschbaum, Botanist, Wayne National Forest – Ironton District 6518 State Route 93, Pedro, Ohio, e-mail:, phone: 740-534-6535, if you have any questions.

Celebrate Children’s Sunday

HUNTINGTON W.Va. — Success By 6, a United Way of the River Cities initiative, will host the eighth annual Celebrate Children Sunday on Sunday, May 17 at the United Way field (820 Madison Avenue, Huntington, W. Va. – Across the street from the Department of Motor Vehicles) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is a celebration of children and families and seeks to promote family interaction through a myriad of activities.