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News in brief – 9/19/11

Hundreds participate in annual Run For Your LIFE race

PORTSMOUTH — More than 300 runners participated in the 34th annual Run For Your LIFE community races Sept. 3 at the SOMC LIFE Center.

Overall male and female winners in the 5-K race were Thomas Deck and Maddie McAllister, while overall winners in the 10-K event were Eddie Neel and Beth Malone. The male and female Pump and Run winners were Jeremy Kaltenbach and Kimberly Lashley.

5-K winners in each age and gender group included: Male: 1-15, Jeffrey McCambridge, Cody Hagler, Ben Ottens; Female: 1-15, Cara Coldiron, Bethany Blanton, Brianna Blanton; Male: 16-19, Daniel Evory, Zack Kammler, Austin New; Female: 16-19, Becky Deacon, Emily Maple, Shae Cartee; Male: 20-24, Cory Howard, Cory Collins, Shane Keen; Female: 20-24, Rebecca Finley, Hali Cassidy, Megan Boggs; Male: 25-29, Steven Peach, Scott Lemaster, Joe Clark; Female: 25-29, Ashley Bennett (pump), Emily Harner, Andrea Reed, Amanda Spriggs; Male: 30-34, Greg Guess, Marion Hochstetler (pump), Brett Davis, Greg Young; Female: 30-34, Kellie Fields, Heidi Ziegler, Cathy Maddox; Male: 35-39, Jeremy Kaltenbach (pump), Dave Angelicchi, Tim Buckle, Shane Rhea; Female: 35-39, Amy Rase, Monica Keeton, Eleanor Trone; Male: 40-44, Michael Jones, Todd Worthington, Ed Dickens; Female: 40-44, Denise Began, Kimberly Lashley (pump), Kim Gulley, Tina Howe; Male: 45-49, Thomas Cooper, John Hall, Raymond Queen; Female: 45-49, Melody Messer, Teresa Farley; Male: 50-54, Carl Becker, Roy Smith, Troy Joyce; Female: 50-54, Cathy Lavender, Suzanne Kingery, Laurel Fitch; Male: 55-59, Keith Maddox, Bill Varney, Frank James; Female: 55-59, Therea Kline, Vonnie Lodwick, Robin Stanley; Male: 60-64, John Grimm, Butch Stall, Robert Bryan; Female: 60-64, Betty Neff, Brenda Hale; Male: 65-99, Larry Neff, Glenn Leesburg, Alfred Hale; Female: 65-99, Barbara Pixley

10-K winners in each age and gender group included: Male: 16-19, JJ Kingery, James Nichols; Male: 20-24, Dane Palla; Male: 25-29, Brandon Vansickle, Matt Rogers, Rob Johnson; Female: 25-29, Dorothy Acevedo, Sarah Eggar, Amy Kleski; Male: 30-34, Derrick Carver, Roy Canterbury; Female: 30-34, Regina Tipton, Irene Gillenwater; Male: 35-39, Chris Hickman, Tim Mollett, Jaden Smith; Female: 35-39, Angie Welch, Leigh Ann Keeton, Angee Tuggle; Male: 40-44, Matthew Hart, John Walsh, Alan Siebel; Female: 40-44, Angela Walsh, Leigh Gerlach, Tami Coleman; Male: 45-49, Greg Lands, Brian Shope, Chris Rapp; Female: 45-49, Sharon Welsh, Lisa Duncan; Male: 50-54, David Maynard, Tim Cyrus, Marty Redden; Female: 50-54, Peggy Kindinger; Male: 55-59, Greg Malone, Mike Thompson, Mark Hunter; Female: 55-59, Jean Schmidt, Jennifer Black, Becky Thompson; Male: 60-64, Delmar Scowden, Russ Sommers; Male: 65-99, Kou Liu.

KDMC announces October mobile mammography schedule

ASHLAND, Ky. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and King’s Daughters Medical Center makes it easy for area women to have the recommended mammograms by providing mobile services throughout the region.

Testing is performed by specially trained mammography techs using digital equipment, which results in less radiation exposure.

Mobile unit appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; a physician order is required. To schedule an appointment, please call (606) 326-2742 or toll free 1-877-304-1935.

Grayson, Ky. – Tuesday, Oct. 4; King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 609 N. Carol Malone Boulevard.

Olive Hill, Ky. – Friday, Oct. 7; King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 391 W. Tom T. Hall Boulevard.

Jackson – Tuesday, Oct. 11; King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 14395 State Route 93.

Inez, Ky. – Wednesday, Oct. 12 and Tuesday, Oct. 25; office of Dr. Lon Lafferty, Route 40 East Blacklog.

South Shore, Ky. – Friday, Oct. 14; Primary Plus-South Shore, U.S. Route 23 South.

Wheelersburg, Ky. – Monday, Oct. 17; King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 8750 Ohio River Road.

Ironton – Tuesday, Oct. 18; King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 912 Park Ave.

Flatwoods, Ky. – Friday, Oct. 21; King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 1107 Bellefonte Road.

Portsmouth – Wednesday, Oct. 26 and Thursday, Oct. 27; King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 2001 Scioto Trail.

Pikeville, Ky. – Monday, Oct. 31; King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 5425 N. Mayo Trail.

Services also are provided at KDMC’s Breast Care Center located in the Center for Advanced Imaging in Ashland.

Many insurance companies cover the entire cost of mammography; check with your insurance provider.

King’s Daughters provides a limited number of free mammograms to uninsured/underinsured women through grant funding provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).

SOMC to offer heart support program Tuesday

PORTSMOUTH — The Heart and Vascular Services at Southern Ohio Medical Center have formed a local chapter of the Mended Hearts program and will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the SOMC Friends Community Center, 1202 18th St. in Portsmouth.

The Mended Hearts Inc. is a national nonprofit support organization that includes heart patients, spouses, healthcare professionals and others interested in helping patients with the emotional recovery from heart disease. With 280 community-based chapters nationwide, Mended Hearts has 24,000 members, making it the largest heart-related patient support group.

“Members assist cardiac patients with an extensive accredited visitors program, support groups, health information workshops, social and special events and other volunteer activities,” Keri Imm, nurse manager of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at SOMC, said. “Mended Hearts has been offering hope and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers for 50 years and the outreach and support is a proven benefit to the community.”

Imm adds that while heart patient-to-patient visits are the core of the Mended Hearts’ program, volunteers do not have to be a patient. Caregivers, family members of patients, physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals and anyone else interested are invited to participate.

For more information or to reserve your seat, please call 740-356-7663.

SSU releases President’s List for summer semester 2011

PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University President Rita Rice Morris, Ph.D., has released the President’s List for the summer semester 2011. To be named to the list, students must be full-time and have achieved a grade point average of 4.0.

Cindy Beaver, of Crown City, a Occupational Therapy Asssistant major at SSU has been named to the list.

Zane Long, of Pedro, a Social Sciences major at SSU has been named to the list.

Shawnee State University is a student-focused university offering a highly personalized, affordable and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas.

SSU offers more than 80 bachelor’s and associate degree programs and three master’s degree programs. Shawnee State is both academically challenging and affordable.

Located in Portsmouth along the banks of the Ohio River, SSU features 21 buildings including the Advanced Technology Center that houses one of only 50 Digistar II planetariums in the world; the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center that features weight rooms, racquetball courts, gymnasium, dance classroom and a junior Olympic-size swimming pool; and the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts featuring a 1,139-seat Main Theater, a black box theater, art gallery, and fine arts classrooms.

Nearly 4,700 students are enrolled at SSU this year, including 35 international students. The university offers modern apartment-style residences and small class sizes with dedicated faculty.