News in Brief – 7/30/09

Published 10:06 am Thursday, July 30, 2009

Evans to meet with voters

COLUMBUS — State Representative Clyde Evans (R- Rio Grande) will be holding open door public meetings for his constituents starting on Monday.

That day’s schedule is:

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9:00 a.m. at the Proctorville Branch of the Briggs Library, in Lawrence County

11:00 a.m. at the Republican Booth at the Gallia County Fair, in Gallipolis

3:00 p.m. at the Wellston City Hall, in Jackson County

Then on Thursday, Aug. 6, Evans will have a constituent meeting at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Township Building in Ross County.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Comfort Suites sets opening

SYBENE —The Comfort Suites in Sybene will have a grand opening at 11 a.m. Wednesday. 

The Proctorville VFW Post 6878 will present a rifle salute and conduct a flag raising ceremony.

There will be refreshments and guided tours along with a gift of a free night’s stay at the new establishment.

KDMC to host heart program

ASHLAND, Ky. — Healthy Hearts for Healthy Women, hosted by King’s Daughters Medical Center, will be held Friday, Aug.7 at the medical center’s health education center (Lower level of Lexington Avenue Parking Garage).

The conference features national and local speakers on the topics of women’s heart health, reducing risk factors, and managing stress.  This a free half day program.  

The target audience includes physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and business women in the community. Participants can register on line at

NWTF banquet scheduled for Aug. 1

GETAWAY — The South Hills chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will have its 15th annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet Aug.1 at Collins Career Center on State Route 243 in Getaway.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be available until 7 p.m.

Several hunting guns and other prizes will be awarded throughout the evening through various drawings and raffles.

To reserve tickets call 867-8475.

The NWTF is a 550,000-member grassroots, nonprofit organization with members in 50 states, Canada and 14 foreign countries.

It supports scientific wildlife management on public, private and corporate lands as well as wild turkey hunting as a traditional North American sport. Since 1985, more than $250 million NWTF and cooperator dollars have been spent on more than 25,000 projects benefiting wild turkeys throughout North America.

For more information on the National Wild Turkey Federation, call 800-THE-NWTF, or check out our web site at or the Ohio site at

Publishing seminar topic Aug. 3

ASHLAND, Ky. — If you have a story to tell, a book in your head or random ideas scribbled on notepads and can’t seem to move forward, this workshop is for you.

The Publishing Place is offering a free workshop, beginning Monday Aug. 3, 5 p.m. at Hillside Community Church.

Join publisher/author Jenny Holmes and leave the one-hour workshop with chapter titles, a writing schedule and the motivation to finish writing your book in one month.

The workshop will continue to meet every Monday at 5 p.m. throughout the month of August. At the end of one month, The Publishing Place will also help authors publish their work.

Hillside Community Church is located on 23rd and Greenup Avenue in Ashland. For more information or to sign up for the class, go to or call 606-923-3371.

Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh game day is Aug. 8

ASHLAND, Ky. — A monthly chance for collectors of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards to trade and duel is coming up Saturday, Aug. 8, at Boyd County Public Library.

Pokemon and Yu-Gi Oh Game Days runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. The program is designed for children 5-12.

Those who attend can take part in “duels” and teach each other how to “battle” with their cards. Card trading is also allowed. Parents are encouraged to supervise the trading.

For more information, call (606) 329-0090 or visit the online branch at