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News in Brief – 6/6/12

Child Welfare Club presents Freshie Awards

With focus on education, the Child Welfare Club presented Freshie Awards at Ironton High School and St Joseph High School this year.

To qualify for the award, the students must have a 90 percent average or better in all academic subjects and/or 85 percent or better in all weighted academic classes at the last grading period.

These students who met the requirements at St. Joseph High School are:

Bryson Adkins, Haley Bartram, Jacob Clark, Christopher Lewis, Elijah Lutz, Rachel Martin, Hannah Miller, Amber Neal, Ariel Porter, Zorada Porter, Katherine Roach, and Troy Scott.

These students who met the requirements at Ironton High School are:

Hannah Baker, Arianna Brown, Sean Cunningham, Luke Davis, Kylee Metzger, Ben Mullins, Megan Murphy, Brooklyn Shope, Brittney Thomas, Jaylen Thornhill, Macy Wise.

 

A free family movie every weekend in June and July

ASHLAND Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will show free movies every weekend this summer, as part of its “Dream Big: READ” program.

The movies will be on Sundays at the Kyova Branch, located in the Kyova Mall across from Elder-Beerman, and on Saturdays at the Main Branch, located at 1740 Central Ave., throughout June and July. All movies start at 2 p.m.

The lineup includes:

• “Monsters Inc.:” June 9 (Main).

• “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole:” June 10 (Kyova); June 16 (Main).

• “Zathura:” June 17 (Kyova); June 23 (Main).

• “Wall-E:” June 23 (Kyova); June 30 (Main).

• “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland:” July 1 (Kyova); July 7 (Main).

• “Jumanji:” July 8 (Kyova); July 14 (Main).

• “Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams:” July 15 (Kyova); July 21 (Main).

• “Bedtime Stories:” July 22 (Kyova); July 28 (Main).

The movies are free to all, and refreshments are provided.

“Dream Big: READ” is BCPL eight-week summer reading program for ages 4-12. It offers weekly programs and rewards for hours kids spend reading.

For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140. To learn more about this or other library programs or services, visit the online branch at www.thebookplace.org

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

 

Chesy BOE to meet

The Chesapeake Union Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the board office to consider employment and compensation of a school official and take any action deemed necessary.

 

Fee free weekends scheduled in June

NELSONVILLE — The month of June offers a couple of “Fee Free” weekends on Wayne National Forest. The Forest is not charging some recreation fees in recognition of National Trails Day and Get Outdoors Day.

The following table displays the dates and recreation sites that visitors may use for free.

• National Get Outdoors Day – Fri. June 8 and Sat. June 9 – All recreation sites and trails

Recreation sites include campgrounds, picnic shelters, and swim areas, including sites that are reservable through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS). A $9 reservation fee remains in effect for those reserving recreation sites online.

Every year, more than 40,000 visitors frequent the Forest to experience over 360 miles of multiple-use trails. These include horse, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway motorcycle (OHM), mountain bike, and hiking trails.

“We hope the public will take advantage of these “Fee Free” days as a way to experience the great outdoors, promote healthy living, and create lasting memories with their family and friends,” said Forest Supervisor, Anne Carey.

Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs

 

W.Va. shelter closed due to distemper to reopen

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control shelter is reopening following a distemper outbreak.

Shelter officials tell media outlets that the shelter has been sanitized and the animals have been treated.

The shelter closed last week. It’s scheduled to reopen Monday.

 

Used book sale set for Cabell library

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — “Dream Big – Read!” is the theme of this year’s summer reading program at the Cabell County Public Library, and the Friends of the Library are getting in the act with a big used book sale.

The sale is set Thursday through Saturday on the fourth floor of the downtown library at 455 Ninth St. Sale hours each day will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sale will feature gently used books, magazines, records and tapes, CDs and DVDs. Shoppers who purchase $20 worth of books will earn a “ Book Buck,” a coupon worth $1 at the group’s next sale in October.

Proceeds from the sale, one of three conducted by the Friends of the Library each year, will be used to improve library services and facilities. Members of the public are invited to join the Friends for an annual donation of $5 or more. Information on the book sale or on joining the Friends may be had by calling the library at (304) 528-5700 or logging on to its Web site at www.cabell.lib.wv.us.