NEWS IN BRIEF – 05/18/10

Published 10:59 am Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Huntington City Mission will add new position

 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington City Mission will add a part-time position to its current staff of 25 full and 13 part-time employees.

This decision has been made due to an increase in calls for furniture pick-ups and the number of individuals moving from the mission into private housing. Since this is a part-time and entry level position, the search is currently on for an individual with a heart to serve others.

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The job summary consists of: pick-up, occasional delivery and inventory of donated furniture and household items. A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record will be essential. Hours will be flexible. Meals are provided by the mission.

If you are interested in helping others, ability to drive a mid-sized box truck, prioritize, have good communication skills and are honest. Visit the Web site at and download an application under the “contact us” tab or stop by the Huntington City Mission and complete an application.

The Huntington City Mission was established in 1939 to meet the needs of the hungry and homeless

Wayne NF seeks

volunteers for cleanup project

PEDRO — The Wayne National Forest is seeking volunteers from the community to assist in cleaning up trash at illegal dump sites located on the Athens Ranger District near Nelsonville on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Interested volunteers are asked to meet at the forest headquarters located between Nelsonville and Athens on U.S. 33. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Volunteers are asked to wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, boots, and leather gloves (extra gloves will be available). Water will be available, but volunteers should bring their own container to refill. The forest suggests volunteers bring a sack lunch or light snack.

In 2009, the Wayne National Forest accumulated almost 13,000 hours of volunteer time through individuals and group partnerships.   For more information, contact Gene Plewe, Wayne National Forest Volunteer Coordinator at (740) 753-0980 or visit to find other Forest Service volunteer opportunities in Ohio.  

Greenup tourism set to host event

GREENUP, Ky. — Greenup County Tourism will host a “Picnic on the Porch” Thursday.

The event will be a community fellowship opportunity to support Greenup County Tourism and its upcoming summer events.

There will be a hot dog dinner and live music. “Picnic on the Porch” will begin at 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment by CRT Recording Artist Doug Crouch. There will be raffle prizes as well.

For more info call Bobby Allen at 606 923-8800.