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NEWS in brief – 9/27/09

Fairland to host candidates event

ROME TOWNSHIP — The Fairland Elementary Schools’ Parent Teacher Organization will host a “Meet the Candidates” night on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

The event will be held in the cafeteria of Fairland West Elementary School, 110 Township Road 1125, Bryden Drive, Proctorville.

Candidates running for the Fairland School District Board of Education will address education issues and respond to questions.

Tom Moyer will be the moderator. The public is invited to attend.

Child care will be provided by the PTO. There will be time following the program to personally meet the candidates.

Candidates who have agreed to participate include: Martin Appleton, Lester Brumfield, Jr., Greg Crabtree, Timothy Fisher, Jason Gorby, Brian Morgan, Janice Singer, Gary Sowards and Matt Ward.

The meeting is being sponsored by the Fairland East and Fairland West combined Parent Teacher Organization.

KDMC offers free vascular screening

Ashland, Ky. – A free vascular screening will be offered by the King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) Mobile Health Unit, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Kroger, 6306 State Route 7, Proctorville, Ohio.

KDMC nurse practitioner Debra Cummings will review patient results. The screening includes lipid profile (fasting required), ankle brachial index (ABI), blood glucose and an electrocardiogram (EKG).

A lipid profile (blood test) gives a breakdown of good and bad cholesterol levels. Ankle brachial index (ABI) is a measurement of blood pressure at the ankle to check for signs of peripheral artery disease (PAD). An electrocardiogram (EKG) is a non-invasive test to measure electrical activity in the heart by attaching electrodes to the skin. Blood glucose screening checks the level of sugar in the blood.

Additional screening guidelines may apply, which help us see those most at risk for vascular disease. Space is limited and appointments are required by calling 1.888.377.KDMC (5362).

Fall Bear Run called success at SSU

PORTSMOUTH — The 15th Annual Fall Bear Run on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Shawnee State University became one of the largest Bear Runs in Shawnee State history.

The race ended with nearly 840 people crossing the finish line. Old and young alike participated in the run and walk.

An awards ceremony followed with awards going to many age groups. Jeremy Hornick was the overall winner as he finished the 5K course in 15:31. Hornick also took home the Larry Mangus Award that is awarded to the top Shawnee State student finisher. Kayla Cook was the women’s overall finisher as she finished the course in 19:37. Danielle Morgan was the top SSU student finisher and took home the Larry Mangus Award as she ran the course in 20:51.

Huntington Mission to mark 70 years

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington City Mission’s 70th anniversary celebration will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Huntington Renaissance Theatre, featuring Tim Lovelace, nationally sought after comedian, musician, songwriter and coconut pie connoisseur.

Dee Delancy will be the master of ceremony for the evening.

Huntington High School’s drama department, under the direction of Helen Freeman, will perform a dramatization of the mission’s early history.

Tickets beginning at $10 to $ 25 are available at the Guiding Light Book Store or Huntington City Mission.

All attending are invited to a reception following the program.

Proctorville woman wins Chilifest car

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The winner of the Chilifest 2009 car raffle will be awarded the vehicle at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 at Advantage Toyota in Barboursville, W.Va.

Melissa Veltri from Proctorville won the 2010 Camry LE out of more than 2,700 entries. Tickets for the raffle were $10, and the money collected from it contributed to Chilifest 2009 raising as much money as the event did last year. Proceeds benefited the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State, Inc.

“Once again, we have had an amazingly successful fundraiser,” Tanyia Oakley, executive director of the house said. “Given the current economy it is incredible that we made the same as last year. We hope that everyone involved, whether participants, volunteers, sponsors or the community itself, knows how much we appreciate all they did!”

The event attracted 45 vendors vying for the People’s Choice title and a chance to compete at the International Chili Society World Chili Championship in one of three categories. Winners were Brian Warmuth of Wheeling, W.Va., for Red Chili; Kevin Simmons of Milton, W.Va., Chili Verde; Lauren Staley of Nicholasville, Ky, Salsa; and G-Lover Chili, People’s Choice.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State has served as a home away from home for more than 9,000 families of critically ill children across southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio for more than 20 years.