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News in brief — 6/8/12

Born Learning Trail to be constructed at Ritter Park

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Children will soon have a new way to learn in Ritter Park.

United Way of the River Cities initiative Success By 6, St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District are partnering to construct a Born Learning Trail in Ritter Park near the playground area.

Born Learning Trails captures 10 fun and engaging outdoor games on signs to help parents and caregivers create learning opportunities for a young child. The Born Learning campaign helps boost children’s language and literacy skills, as well as encourages families to get active.

The Born Learning Trail will be unveiled at a grand opening ceremony on June 21 at 10 a.m. This event coincides with United Way’s National Day of Action, which is June 21 each year.

“This will be a great interactive learning tool for kids and families, and St. Mary’s Medical Center is pleased to partner with United Way and the park board to make this possible,” said Doug Korstanje, director of marketing and community relations at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

The trail will be constructed Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. each night.

Ten to 12 volunteers are needed to dig 10 holes with a posthole digger, mix concrete, pour concrete, set posts, attach metal signs to poles, and paint all objects for the individual signs on an asphalt surface.

For more information or to volunteer to help construct the Born Learning Trail, contact Lena Burdette at 304-523-8929, ext. 7, or lena@unitedwayrivercities.org.

 

Proctorville resident named to Harding University Dean’s List

SEARCY, Ark. — Proctorville resident Amber Mayo is among more than 1,000 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring semester.

The deans list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade point average.

With an enrollment of more than 7,100 students, Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit www.harding.edu.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters host fundraisers

RUSSELL, Ky. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State will have two upcoming events in conjunction with Summer Motion.

The seventh Annual Bid For Kids’ Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State will be held on Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at Bellefonte Country Club.

The silent and live auction will feature many exciting items like sports memorabilia, trips, jewelry, themed baskets and more. Admittance is $15 per person or $25 per couple. All proceeds will benefit the local agency. For more information call 1-800-971-2101.

The 13th Annual Golf For Kids’ Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State will be held on Monday, July 2 at Bellefonte Country Club.

The event will feature a scramble format with a shotgun start at 9:00a.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The cost is $125 per person or $500 per team/$600 team and hole. All proceeds will benefit the local agency. For more information call 1-800-971-2101.