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News in Brief

‘The Odd Couple’ coming to Greenbo

ARGILLITE, Ky. — The Red Lion Theatre Company’s production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” will be June 4-7.

Curtain goes up at 8:30 at Greenbo Lake State Park’s Amphitheatre. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

“The Odd Couple” takes a look at the lives of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, two men living together who can’t stand each other’s habits.

Both men are going through divorces and are living together, trying to make ends meet.

Felix is a neat freak, while Oscar is as messy as they come. How do the two men handle living with each other? What happens when old friends and new acquaintances witness this new arrangement?

For more information, or if you have any questions, please visit us on the web at www.redliontc.org.

Natural Resource completes purchase

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal reserve owner Natural Resource Partners says it’s completed the acquisition of mining property from Adena Minerals.

Natural Resource Partners said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it issued 4.56 million units – NRP is a limited partnership and has units rather than shares of stock – to Adena for coal reserves, conveyor beltlines and barge loading facilities at the Yellowbush Mine on the Ohio River in Meigs County.

Adena also was granted an additional 9 percent interest in Natural Resource Partners’ general partner NRP LP.

Girls’ Night Out set for May 27 at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — The monthly Girls Night Out program at Boyd County Public Library features the movie “Australia.”

The May 27 program starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. Entry to Girls Night Out is a food dish to share, or $2. All funds collected go to purchase refreshments for the program.

The movie, rated PG-13, stars Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, both of whom hail from “down under.” Set in northern Australia before World War II, the film is about an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot.

Men are welcome to attend, but the Girls Night Out program is not intended for children. The June GNO selection is “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

For more information, call (606) 329-0090 or visit www.thebookplace.org

Boating safety urged over holiday weekend

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Boaters are being asked to be safe as the summer recreation season kicks off this weekend.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that about 6,000 drowning deaths occur every year in the United States.

The corps issued a list of water safety tips. Among them, boaters are urged to never swim alone or use alcohol while on the water and have life jackets available for everyone on board.

Several lakes within the Huntington district have established stations where boaters can borrow life jackets and return them when they’re finished participating in water activities.