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News in Brief — 1/12/14

Donation drive to help Kanawha Valley residents set for Sunday at arena

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The cast of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman” will be at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena from 2 to 6 p.m. today to collect donations for West Virginia residents who have been affected by the chemical leak in Kanawha County.

Cast members of the television show will be available for a meet-and-greet and autographs for their fans. The price of admission is donated goods.

Needed items include ready-to-feed baby formula, paper plates, disposable eating utensils, microwaveable meals that do not need to be refrigerated and baby wipes.

For more information, call Brian Sipe, arena manager, at 304-696-5566.


Shawnee State University Board of Trustees to meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Shawnee State University Board of Trustees will meet at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 in the Selby Boardroom located in the Clark Memorial Library on the Shawnee State University campus.

The finance and administration committee of the board will meet at 9 a.m. in the University Center, Room 214.

The academic and student affairs committee will meet at 10:15 a.m. in the University Center, Room 215.

The external relations committee will meet at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center, Sodexo Ballroom East.


Lawrence resident recognized for academic efforts

PIPPA PASSES, Ky. — One Lawrence County student has earned a high level of academic distinction at Alice Lloyd College for the 2013 fall semester.

The student named to the dean’s distinguished list for achieving a grade point average of 3.75-3.99 was Wayne Sparks, of Ironton.


St. Mary’s to offer free flu vaccines

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — St. Mary’s Medical Center will offer free flu vaccines from 1 to 5 p.m., or while supplies last, Monday at the St. Mary’s Conference Center, 2825 Fifth Ave.

Vaccines will only be given to adults 18 and older.

Faculty from the St. Mary’s School of Nursing will administer the shots.


BCPL to celebrate Chinese New Year

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will host two teen programs next week, celebrating the Year of the Horse.

Celebrate Chinese New Year — on Tuesday, at the main branch in Ashland and Thursday at the Kyova branch in the Kyova Mall — will include a sampling of Chinese food and a Chopstick Challenge.

All local teens, ages 13-17, are invited. Both programs start at 6 p.m.

For more information on teen programs at the library, contact Denise Dillow at ddillow@thebookplace.org or 606-329-0518, ext. 1310.

To find out more about all library programs and services, visit www.thebookplace.org