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News in Brief – 06/19/09

OUS Academy of Excellence registration set

IRONTON — This year’s Academy of Excellence offered through the Community Education Department at Ohio University Southern will have online registration from June 22 to July 15 at www.southern.ohiou.edu/ae. Cost is $110 for the first child and $85 for each additional child in the family. This will be the 28th year for the summer youth program for students entering grade 1 through 8. There are a variety of classes to give youth fun and educational activities. The classes run from July 27 to Aug. 7 from 9 to 12:30 each day.

For more information contact Janet Wagner at 533-4544 or by e-mail at wagnerj@ohio.edu.

Auction to benefit BBBS organization

BELLEFONTE, Ky. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State to hold Silent & Live Auction and Golf Scramble in conjunction with Summer Motion

Bid For Kids’ Sake: The 4th Annual Bid For Kids’ Sake will be held on Friday, June 26 at 7:00pm at Bellefonte Country Club. The silent and live auction will feature many exciting items such as autographed sports memorabilia by Chad Pennington, O.J. Mayo, Randy Moss; photography packages, in-house chef four course dinner, Big Green VIP package, gift baskets, tickets to OSU football, UK Basketball, Kings Island and much more. Dr. Laura and Mr. Scott Reese will serve as Honorary Chairs. Special guest will be Miss WV 2009, Big Sister Jessi Pierson.

Golf For Kids’ Sake: The 10th Annual Golf For Kids’ Sake will be held on Monday, June 29 at Bellefonte Country Club. Golf For Kids Sake, will feature a scramble format with a shotgun start at 9:00a.m. Registration will begin at 7:30a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The fee is $500 per team or $125 per person. Hole sponsorships are $100. The agency invites hole and corporate sponsorships from the community. Both events will be held in conjunction with Summer Motion. To register teams please call 606-329-8799, 304-522-2191 or 800-971-2101.

MU raising tuition nearly 7 percent

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Marshall University Board of Governors has approved an increase of nearly 7 percent in tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students.

The university said Thursday the tuition increases for the 2009-10 school year amount to $169 per semester for resident undergraduates. Nonresidents will pay $240 more. That’s a 4 percent increase.