News in Brief – 9/2/12

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 2, 2012

Greenbo to host nature exhibit

Argillite, Ky. — As a celebration of its 35th anniversary, the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission has put together a photo exhibit that is touring the state, including three Kentucky State Park locations.

The exhibit is made up of nature photographs, mostly from the book “Kentucky’s Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity,” which presents a persuasive argument for conservation of the state’s biodiversity. Organized by a team from the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, the book is richly detailed and lavishly illustrated with more than 250 color photos, maps and charts, showing off the Commonwealth’s amazing diversity.

The photographs, printed on aluminum to give a unique look, will be on display during the month of September in the lodge corridor of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup, where the book will also be available for purchase.

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ACTC releases Dean’s List

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland Community and Technical College has named 27 Ohio residents to the Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2012.

Dean’s List students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) on at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above.

The students are:

From Chesapeake:  Kayla M. Adkins, Clinton E. Baise, Ryan J. Williams.

From Ironton: Jonathan A. Brammer, Marcus Royal, Cory A. Russell, Marcus D. Turner.

From Kitts Hill: Justin T. Bustetter, William J. Mays, Dallas M. Tibbs.

From Proctorville: Evan A. Popp, Anthony J. Valentine.

From South Point: Zachary A.L. Bowen, Meaghan L. Brisley, Christopher D. Foltz, Bethany C. Purdee, Georgia M. Sorbilli, Gary W. Walker.

From Crown City: Wendy D. Watson-Fox.


Area residents enroll at Ohio Christian University

CIRCLEVILLE — Two local students were among 225 new students who enrolled at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio for the Fall 2012 semester.

They are:

• Katie Fuller, a early childhood education major and a resident of Proctorville

• Larry Saxton , a middle childhood education major and a resident of South Point


Greater Huntington Symphonic Band to offer concert

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Under the direction of Tommy Thompson, the Greater Huntington Symphonic Band will have its annual fall concert at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Paul T.  Billups Memorial Park Amphitheater in Ceredo, W.Va.

Special guests will be the backyard Dixie Jazz Stompers. There will be a variety of big band music, jazz, as well as a variety of marches to continue the celebration of the Labor Day holiday.

The Greater Huntington Symphonic Band is a non-profit organization with more than 60 members from the Tri-State, ranging in various ages from high school level on up.

Admission is free but attendees may want to  bring a chair and a friend or two to enjoy a variety of symphonic band music with special guests, the backyard dixie jazz stompers.

Those who are interested in joining The Greater Huntington Symphonic Bandmay join band members every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Vinson Middle School band room, located at 3851 Piedmont Road in Huntington.

Please contact Lisa Ross at (304) 840-5322 for more information.