News in Brief – 9/1/09

Published 9:32 am Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chilifest to feature 5-mile run

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There will be a 5-mile run/walk in conjunction with Chilifest on Saturday, Sept. 19. The run begins at 8 a.m. and will start and end at the intersection of Third Avenue and Eighth Street.

The run is sponsored by Dress for Success River Cities and is open to runners, walkers and rollers.

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All proceeds will help provide professional clothing and career resources for low-income women. Registration forms and race route are available at

Sorghum making set for Sept. 19

SOUTH POINT — There will be a day of old-fashioned sorghum making starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Willow Branch Road, next to the new South Point High School.

There will be bluegrass music and wagon rides.

For more information contact Ivan Smith at 894-4294.

Riding program needs volunteers

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Anyone interested in volunteering for the Therapeutic Riding Program at the Ohio Horse Park can meet for a training session at either Sept. 2 or Oct. 6. Sessions start at 6 p.m. No experience is necessary.

To register call (740) 354-9347 or email

Chesy school to host event

CHESAPEAKE — Charlene Ferrell, executive director of Hospice of Huntington, W.Va., will be the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Friday Luncheon.

This month’s event will be held at the Chesapeake Middle School starting at noon, Friday, Sept. 25.

OLBH welcomes new health ministry partner

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s (OLBH) Healthy Community Services (HCS) recently welcomed Kentucky Heights Church of the Nazarene in Quincy, Ky. as a new partner in health ministry.

HCS supports volunteer nurses and/or health ministry coordinators in approximately 50 area churches and organizations to meet the health care needs of congregations and members.

HCS develops health and wellness activities that blend with existing ministries and meet the unique needs of each congregation.

Examples of programs include free health screenings, CPR classes and other health education endeavors. “Our health ministry is the manifestation of the hospital’s mission at work,” Diana Williams, OLBH’s Community Resources director, said. “Our program focuses on the relationship between physical and spiritual health. We are very pleased to have Kentucky Heights Church of the Nazarene join us in this ministry.”

For more information about how to become a partner, contact HCS at (606) 833-3366, or toll-free at 888-635-2200.