News in Brief – 6/11/09

Published 10:07 am Thursday, June 11, 2009

OUS graduation ceremony Friday

IRONTON — The Graduation Recognition Ceremony for Ohio University Southern graduates is scheduled for Friday, at 7 p.m. In the Shafer Courtyard at 1804 Liberty Ave.

More than 340 students receiving associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree candidates will receive their degrees.

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Awards for Outstanding Faculty and Faculty Research will also be recognized at the event. For more information, contact Student Services at 740-533-4600.

Local student receives scholarship

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — The University of the Cumberlands is pleased to announce that Sarah Wheeler, of Coal Grove has been named as a 2009 recipient of the Christian Leadership scholarship.

To be eligible for the scholarship an incoming student must demonstrate exceptional Christian service and leadership and is an active member of their church.

Wheeler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Wheeler and attends Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study; 30 minors; nine pre-professional programs; graduate degrees, including a doctorate and certifications in education; an MBA; and online programs.

Applications sought for pageant

ASHLAND, Ky. — Applications are being accepted for the 2009 Miss Summer Motion Beauty Pageant to be held Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m. at the Bellefonte Pavilion, 2000 Ashland Drive, Russell, Ky.

Competition categories include:

Mini Miss (ages 3-4)

Tiny Miss (ages 5-6)

Little Miss (ages 7-9)

Little Jr. Miss (ages 10-12)

Junior Miss (ages 13-16)

Miss Summer Motion (ages 17-19).

The pageant is open to residents of Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence Counties, Ky.; Lawrence or Scioto Counties; or Cabell or Wayne Counties, W.Va., with an entry fee of $40 per contestant.

Contestants will be judged for beauty, poise, attire, confidence, and modeling, with a possible score of 100 per judge.

Additional optional categories are prettiest hair, prettiest smile, prettiest eyes, prettiest attire, and communication.

Beauty Pageant applications are available on the Summer Motion website,, or at the Town Center Mall information desk, Lara’s in Ashland, Angie’s in Catlettsburg, and The Rose Tree in Ceredo, W.Va.

The deadline for applications is Saturday, June 13.

For more information contact Dianne Clement at 606-921-2004 or Chuck Charles at 606-833-3655.

PAC showcasing unique guitars

ASHLAND, Ky. — Tickets are on sale now for the Guitar Show, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. The Guitar Show will feature exhibits by music stores and individuals from four states.

Visitors will have an opportunity to view unique guitars on display as well as have an opportunity to buy and trade with exhibiting vendors. Admission to the event is $8 for adults, $5 kids and includes exhibits and all workshops throughout the day.

Professional musicians will provide workshops every half hour with the following schedule:

Joe Dobbs on the fiddle at noon

Phil Osborne, classical/jazz style guitar 12:30

Chip Holbrook, banjo at 1 p.m.

Rob McNurlin, guitar, 1:30 p.m.

Pickin’ with Ritch Collins at 2 p.m.

Tim Holmes, guitar-contemporary worship style at 2:30 p.m.

The Guitar show is sponsored by Burrell Guitars.

Also, as part of our Guitar Show, we are hosting a Guitar Hero Competition.

The competition begins at 3 p.m. in the Marquee room and will feature a competition on Guitar Hero: World Tour. There is a $5 entry fee to compete, but that entry fee also covers admission to the Guitar Show and its workshops. Game Stop is sponsoring the contest and has provided prizes.

For more information go to or call 606.324.3175 ext. 309.

Jazz Alley returns to Paramount

ASHLAND, Ky. — The intimate on-stage jazz club experience kicks off with Swingin’ Affair, when five musical professors unite to showcase songs from the Great American Songbook and from the jazz masters. This first jazz alley is Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per show or $55 for all three events. The second jazz alley features Lisa and Glenn Gin, vocalist and guitarist with a unique blend of standard jazz tunes on Friday, July 17.

Then Stolen Moments Jazz Quartet will present a variety of jazz styles in their Friday, Aug. 21 performance. For tickets or more information call the box office at 606-324-3175. Jazz Alley is sponsored by Community Trust.

Greenbo plans father’s day event

GREENUP, Ky. — Attention all Fathers! It just so happens that Father’s Day and the first day of summer are on the same day – June 21. So Dads, spend that special day with the family at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.

Get outside and enjoy the beauty and nature that Greenbo Lake can provide. The park has planned a Special Father’s Day Cookout at the Greenbo Marina featuring grilled hamburgers with all the fixings, barbecue baked beans, chips, and a soft drink for $7.50 per person, tax included, and we will also throw in a free game of mini golf for the family.

Dads, you can also rent a pontoon boat, a paddle boat, a canoe, fish, hike or even play a game of Cornhole.