News in Brief – 9/23/12

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hope’s Place to have golf scramble

ASHLAND, Ky. — Hope’s Place Child Advocacy Center will host a golf scramble and mystery dinner theater to benefit the center’s programs and services for child victims of sexual abuse and assault.

The golf scramble will be 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Hidden Cove golf course in Grayson, Ky. It will feature a hole-in-one contest, lunch and door prizes. Registration is available for individual players ($75) and four-person teams ($300). Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

The mystery dinner theater will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Bellefonte Pavilion in Ashland, Ky., sponsored by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital with dinner donated and catered by Outback Steakhouse. Guests will participate in a performance of the interactive mystery “Bachelor of Death” by Random Acts. Tickets are available for $45 per person. Varying levels of sponsorships are also available, please call for more details.

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Hope’s Place provides medical exams, forensic interviews, and counseling and advocacy services to children who have been sexually abused. All services at Hope’s Place are at offered at no cost to the victim or their family.

For more information, to register for the golf scramble, or for tickets to the dinner, please call Hope’s Place at 606-325-4737.


Payne is District 22 trustee of OFBF

COLUMBUS — Joyce Payne of Waterloo is serving on the 2012 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) policy development committee. The 22 members of the committee are charged with collecting, organizing and finalizing the Farm Bureau’s public policy recommendations.

During its first meeting, the committee heard presentations on state government plans for managing nutrients to protect water quality, options for tax policy related to oil and gas resources and proposed national animal welfare legislation.

The committee’s policy recommendations will be acted upon by voting delegates at the OFBF annual meeting Nov. 28 — 30 in Columbus.


American Cancer Society plans event

ASHLAND, Ky. — The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will be Oct. 20 at Central Park in Ashland, Ky. This inspiring 5K walk raises awareness and funds to help end breast cancer by supporting the society’s efforts to find cures and support programs and services for all people facing the disease. Ashland’s Making Strides walk is one of more than 270 such events across the country this year.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participant Karen Sperry is excited about this event and her opportunity to walk. “I am thrilled that the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is taking place right here in my community. It has been a blast getting involved and raising money and awareness to help end breast cancer,” Sperry said.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. This event is open to the public. Volunteers are needed to provide time and talent to ensure this year’s event is a success. To register, become a volunteer or for more information, call 606-325.8251 or visit