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News in brief — 5/24/12

Registration open for academy

Ohio University Southern will offer The Academy of Excellence summer youth program, July 16 through 27, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at both the Ironton and Proctorville Campuses.

This year’s programs will provide unique opportunities for students to explore special topics in a college setting.

Students’ entering grades 1 through 8 in August 2012 may participate in courses that appeal to their intellectual and creative interests. Students will enjoy personal attention in small classes taught by outstanding instructors.

Registration for the program is now open www.southern.ohiou.edu/ae. Registrations are limited by grade, and classes will be filled in the order in which registrations are received. Registration will close on Monday, July 9 or when classes are filled so please register early.

Students can choose from a variety of classes such as; Art Through Nature and Science, Fables and Folktales, Dissection and Crime Lab, Walk Like an Egyptian, Steppin’Out, Out of this World, Layer it Up to Flavor it Up, Dance, Techno-Fun, Fashion, Hand Talk, Recycle with Art, Math Around the World, CSI, Spanish, Chimes, and Theater.

Call Lisa Cantrell at (740) 533-4543 if you have any questions concerning registration or would like additional information on the Academy of Excellence Program.


Bob Evan’s fundraiser to help VBS

CHESAPEAKE —Chesapeake United Methodist Church is partnering with the Bob Evans Restaurant on Third Avenue in Huntington to raise funds for Vacation Bible School.

The fundraising event will be Thursday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bob Evans will contribute 15 percent of each tab to the church when the event coupon is presented at check-out. Offer is good for dine-in or carry out meals at the Third Avenue location.

Everyone is invited to participate. Event coupons are available at the church, located at 501 Second Avenue, Chesapeake.


See ‘My Week with Marilyn’ May 30

ASHLAND, Ky. — This month’s Girls’ Night Out feature at Boyd County Public Library is “My Week with Marilyn” on May 30.

The movie starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. Admission is $2, or bring a food item to share.

All money collected will be used to purchase pizza and other refreshments. Men are also welcome to attend, but the program is not intended for children.

“My Week with Marilyn,” rated R, is based on a story by Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier, who documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of “The Prince and the Showgirl.”

Girls’ Night Out is held on the last Wednesday of the month. The June selection is “New Year’s Eve.”

Reasonable accommodation for people with special needs should be requested at least 48 hours prior to the program. Call (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140, for more information.


Free varicose vein screening is June 20 in Proctorville

PROCTORVILLE — King’s Daughters Medical Center, in conjunction with the Kentucky Heart Foundation, is offering a free varicosevein screening beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Proctorville, 6276 State Route 107, Proctorville.

Vascular/endovascular surgeon Omran Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., will perform the screening.

Varicose veins are swollen veins that you can see through your skin.

They often look blue, bulging and twisted. Left untreated, varicose veins may worsen over time and can cause aching and feelings of fatigue as well as skin changes, rashes, redness, and sores. As many as 40 million Americans have varicose veins.

Varicose veins affect men and women. Factors that can increase your risk include family history, overweight, lack of exercise, smoking, standing or sitting for long periods of time, or having deep vein thrombosis.

The screening is available to adults age 18 and older and consists of a paper and pencil questionnaire followed by a visual examination of the affected area(s).

Appointments are required for the screening and can be made by calling King’s Daughters at 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).


Highlands museum seeks entries

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is currently accepting entries for the Highlands Museum National Juried Art Exhibit in Downtown Ashland, Ky.

The exhibit will take place Sept. 7 through Sept. 29. The deadline to enter is June 29th. Artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit artwork for 2D and 3D categories that reflect the theme “A River Runs Through It”. Best in Show will be awarded $1,000.