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News in Brief – 1/7/11

New practice opening on OLBH campus

RUSSELL, Ky. — A new gastroenterology practice, Bellefonte Digestive Disease Center, will open Monday, Jan. 17. Bellefonte Digestive Disease Center is the practice of Richard J. Mailloux, M.D.

Mailloux is a gastroenterologist who earned his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School in Newark, N.J. He completed his residency at Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Va. His fellowship in gastroenterology was completed at University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Ill.

Mailloux is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty certification in gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Bellefonte Digestive Disease Center will be located at 1101 Saint Christopher Drive, Suite 300 on the campus of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment at the new Bellefonte Digestive Disease Center, call (606) 833-6350.

Greenbo offers scrapbooking weekends

GREENUP, Ky. — Greenbo Lake State Park will be host two weekends for its Creative Memories Scrapbooking on Jan. 14-15 and Jan. 21-22, 2011.

Creative Memories present two weekends designed for the experienced and the novice scrapbooker.

All participants must bring their own scrapbook and materials. Scrapbooks and materials can be purchased for an additional fee.

Registration and classes begin Friday evening at 6 p.m. and continue all day Saturday. There will also be scrapbooking all day on Sunday for those who want to stay late.

Greenbo Lake is offering a package for $115 that includes for two nights lodging for two and a continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings. The scrapbooking registration fee is $45 and includes a goody bag and instructions.

Call 800-325-0083 for information and reservations.

New book club joins others at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library’s newest book club focuses on the genre of graphic novels and comics.

Let’s Get Graphic! is a new monthly discussion group, meeting on the last Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. A reading list will be given out at the first meeting, on Jan. 27.

Each month will focus on a different author. First up is Geoff Johns, best known for his work at DC Comics on characters including “The Flash” and “Superman.” For more information on Let’s Get Graphic!, contact Adam Chandler at (606) 329-0090.

New members are welcome at the other BCPL clubs. Their meeting times and first few selections for 2011 are:

• Funday Monday Book and A Movie (second Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Summit): Jan. 10, Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance by Ric Gillespie, and the 2009 film, “Amelia;” Feb. 14, The Princess Bride by Ric Gillespie, and the 1987 movie of the same name; and March 14, the 1959 film, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” and the books by Herminie Kavanagh on which it is based.

• Catlettsburg Branch (second Tuesday at 5 p.m.): Jan. 11, Perfection by Julie Metz; Feb. 8, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson; and March 8, The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle.

• Novel-Tea (last Monday at 1 p.m. at Main): Jan. 24, Half-Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls; Feb. 28, Somebody Else’s Daughter by Elizabeth Brundage; and March 28, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

• Main Branch (final Tuesday at 6 p.m.): Jan. 25, Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy; Feb. 22, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows; and March 29, The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx.