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News in Brief – 2/14/10

Ritch Collins Three-O Thursday at PAC

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ritch Collins Three-o Thursday in the Marquee Room, Thursday at 7 p.m.

This event is called RC-3 Big Band Gypsy Jam. And this is definitely a jam. It’s the three-o with special guests Randy Ackerson on steel guitar, Jeff Lewis will play bass and euphonium, Bob Shortridge will play mando guitar banjo and Helga the accordion.

Joe Dobbs with join in on fiddle and Jeff Carter will play clarinet flute and whistle. So, for a $5 admission, you will get to see 8 musicians. Proceeds go to the Paramount’s HEARTS program. For more information call 606-324-3175 or go to www.paramount artscenter.com

Rock Hill Board of Education meeting rescheduled

PEDRO — Due to inclement weather and the possibility of further inclement weather, the regular monthly meeting of the Rock Hill Local Board of Education of Lawrence County, scheduled for Tuesday the 16th day of February, 2010 at the Rock Hill Middle School will now be held Tuesday Feb. 23, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Rock Hill Middle School to conduct the regular monthly business.

BCPL puts spotlight on famous author

SUMMIT, Ky. — Author James Patterson is in the spotlight this month at a new program at the Summit Branch of Boyd County Public Library.

Spotlight on the Author takes place Monday, Feb. 22, at 5:15 p.m. at the branch, 1016 Summit Road.

A different popular author is in the spotlight on the fourth Monday of each month, and participants can talk about their favorite work, or just come learn about a new writer.

The March 22 author is Nora Roberts, followed by Christine Feehan in April, Nicholas Sparks in May and Patricia Cornwell in June.

Anyone is welcome. For questions, contact Allison Scarberry, at 606-928-3366.

The library has three book clubs that discuss specific books each month, and are always open to new members. The one at Catlettsburg meets on the second Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The book club at the Main Branch meets on the final Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Another group, Novel-Tea, also meets at Main, on the last Monday at 1 p.m.

To find out more about all library programs and services, visit the online branch at www.thebookplace.org.

Pack named to CCU dean’s list

CONWAY, S.C. – Rebecca D. Pack was named to the Coastal Carolina University Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester.

To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average; students must be enrolled full time.

Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 42 major fields of study and 37 undergraduate minors.

The university also offers master’s degree programs in business administration, education, and coastal marine and wetland studies. Approximately 8,300 students are enrolled.