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News in Brief – 4/2/10

Petting zoo slated for Saturday

SOUTH POINT — A free petting zoo will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cross Community Church, beside the Country Hearth Inn.

There will 30 different types of animals that children can feed for free including a mini horse, mini donkey, sheep, goats, a mini steer, a llama and pygmy hedgehogs.

There will also be inflatables, food and drinks and pony rides on a three-pony carousel. For more information contact Jimmy Lemon at 740-646-3715 or www.aroundc3.com.

Teen safe driving theme of event

CHESAPEAKE — Arthur Suiter Motorsports will display their dragster and speak to students about teen safe driving at Chesapeake High School, Wednesday April 21 at 9:30 a.m.

Suiter is a representative for BRAKES or Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, started by NHRA top fuel dragster driver Doug Herbert.

Herbert lost his two sons in an automobile accident.

Derek Casto, manager of Kanawha Valley Dragway, will speak about how teens can race under safe, controlled conditions at the racetrack. Parents are welcome to attend.

South Point High to get baseball field

SOUTH POINT — A baseball field is under construction at the South Point High School. Right now the teams play at the public field on County Road 1, by The Point industrial park.

A.J. Stockmeister Inc., out of Jackson, is building the field, which will cost the district around $300,000.

Work should wrap up by June and the field will be ready for use next year.

“This will put the field on campus,” South Point School Superintendent Ken Cook said. “The kids can walk right out the door to it.”