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News in Brief – 4/7/10

Ohio River searched for missing man

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A search of the Ohio River has found no trace of a Huntington man who was reported missing March 18.

Boat crews from the Coast Guard and the Huntington Fire Department and divers from Cabell County emergency services searched the river for about four hours Monday.

Authorities say 53-year-old Jerry Lambert was staying overnight on March 17 on a boat docked in Harris Riverfront Park.

His daughter reported him missing the next day after he didn’t show up for an appointment at the Huntington VA Medical Center and didn’t contact family.

Sen. Carey to have open door session

CHESAPEAKE — State Senator John Carey (R-Wellston) will hold an open door session on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library’s Chesapeake Branch, 11054-A County Road 1, Chesapeake.

During the session, constituents in Lawrence County and throughout the 17th District will have the opportunity to speak with Senator Carey one-on-one about issues concerning state government and the region, as well as discuss any personal matters regarding state agencies. The event is open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.

“These sessions are an important opportunity to speak with my constituents, listen to their concerns and stay up to date on key issues and events in Southern Ohio,” said Carey.

Lions Club slates annual track meet

CHESAPEAKE — Track and field competitors will meet for the 43rd annual Chesapeake-Proctorville-Rome Lions Club Invitation Meet Friday.

The track and field meet will be at Chesapeake High School with the first event starting at 5 p.m.

Teams from 10 schools will compete for top prizes.

Tickets are $4 and go on sale an hour before the meet begins. Funds raised go toward the club’s longstanding eye-glass and exam program that offers services to the needy.

Rummage sale to boost relay team

PROCTORVILLE — The Proctorville Woman’s Club will hold a rummage sale this weekend at the clubhouse.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be clothes and home décor items.

Funds raised will go toward the club’s Colorful Cuties team that participate each year at the Relay for Life.

This year the Relay that supports cancer research will be May 14 and 15 at the Chesapeake High School track.

OLBH offers free Mall Walkers health screenings April 14

ASHLAND, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) will be conducting free health screenings in conjunction with the Wednesday, April 14 Mall Walkers breakfast.

The event takes place at the Ashland Town Center beginning at 9 a.m.

OLBH’s offerings will include glaucoma screenings and checks of blood pressure.

For more information, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).