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News in Brief – 4/21/10

Homemakers to host achievement day

IRONTON — The Lawrence County Homemakers will hold its 67th annual achievement day Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Fourth and Vernon streets.

The Southside Homemakers Club will conduct the program. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 10 a.m. at the church’s fellowship hall.

The program will be on “Conquering Clutter,” by Lori Shafer. There will also be an additional presentation on photography by Bill Lightner. Cultural arts winners will be announced.

Ironton schedules hydrant flushing

IRONTON — The Ironton Fire Department will be flushing hydrants for six nights beginning on Monday and ending at 5 a.m. Sunday, May 2.

Residents may notice a temporary discoloration of their water and should avoid using water for laundry or drinking during that time. Some areas could possibly be affected multiple evenings.

Schedule:

Monday: Pick-n-Save Mall area, Yellow Branch/Deep Cut Road area, Indian Hills, Zenith Heights, & 141 areas, Ninth Street from Washington St. to Heplar Street,10th Street from Adams Street to Maple, 11th Street & Maple area.

Tuesday: Ninth Street from Kemp to Lorain, 10th Street from Kemp to Wyanoke, Liberty Avenue in the Ohio University area, 11th Street from Jones to Clinton, 12th Street from Kemp to Wyanoke, Muth Lumber area, Eighth Street from Lawrence to Wyanoke, Ninth Street and Center, Depot Square, Seventh Street from Vernon to Walnut.

Wednesday: Seventh Street Pine to Wyanoke, Sixth Street Vesuvius to Clinton and Fifth from Quincy to Elm.

Thursday: Fifth Street from Chestnut to Lorain, Fourth Street from Sycamore to Wyanoke. Third Street from Center to Jefferson.

Friday: Third from Monroe to end of city limits south, Second from center to 2nd Mcgovney, Bobby Bare Blvd & Park to Campbell & Madison, First Jefferson to 1st Mastin, Fifth Orchard, Sherman Thompson Towers, Susan Court Area.

Saturday: Sewer plant 1, 2, 3, 3rd Railroad to 3rd Sycamore, 2nd Railroad to 2nd Sycamore, Rock Ave. Green Valley Area, North End Fifth through First streets.

Huntington House to host open house

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington House will host an

April Showers Party and Open House Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. It will feature informational workshops and giveaways including a free shower or party and a free “six-week shape up” for the winner and friend.

Vendors will include J Frederick Catering, Sonya Hall, A Modern Focus and HealthPose. Topics will cover menu planning, special event planning and photo posing. There will also be a discussion group with brides of 2010.

For more information contact Kathi Stafford at 304-919-1095.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters recognized

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State was notified that the local agency has been recognized as a 2009 Gold Standard Award Winner by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The criteria for the 2009 Gold Standard Award are:

2009 Children Served growth of 3 percent higher than 2008, and

Meets 2009 national average Closure Rate of 36 percent or lower.

As a Gold Standard Award Winner, the agency will be eligible for consideration for Agency of the Year and/or Board of the Year, to be announced at this year’s Leadership Summit in Atlanta.

Twenty-two agencies were declared winners out of a national federation of 379 member agencies.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State serves at-risk children by matching them to volunteer mentors.

Scioto County author releases 10th novel

PORTSMOUTH — Scioto County resident and Shawnee State University alumna Kay Stockham recently released her 10th novel and fifth in a series, “Tulanes of Tennessee” with Harlequin Superromance.

“She’s the One” received a four-star rating from “Romantic Times” Book Reviews. Reviewers have called the series “spectacular,” “fresh and unique” and “absolutely brilliant.” She visited the University Book Store for a book signing where Sharon Messer, left, academic secretary in Natural Sciences, had Stockham autograph her book.

Pennington to fill in for Magic 97.9

Miami Dolphins and Marshall former QB Chad Pennington has agreed to take complete control of Magic 97.9 popular Miller in the Morning show on Friday.

Show host JB Miller has requested a little time off (1 hour) and Chad has volunteered to not only take complete control but even plans to bring in a mystery Special Guest Host.

Could that be Randy Moss, Byron Leftwich or John Wade who with Chad are in town for “Sons of Marshall” Hall of Fame Induction Friday night and part of Marshall Spring Game Saturday?

Chad is not revealing his plans for the hour at this time, only that it could be the start of a whole new career in the future if he does well as a radio DJ .