Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


October 17, 2012

What's happening: 10/18/12

GALLIPOLIS — Christmas play auditions upcoming

GALLIPOLIS - The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theater Guild will have auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 11 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Tuesday at The French Art Colony, 530 First Ave.

The play is based on a story by Barbara Robinson that was made into a television movie and stage show.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be the last production of the 2012 series for the French Art Colony’s Riverby Theater Guild and the ninth production this year.

 The group has produced more than 25 productions, along with numerous special events and projects since it began in February 2010.

The show will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the University of Rio Grande’s Fine and Performing Arts Center Auditorium and at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Point Pleasant High School’s Wedge Auditorium.

The production will be directed by Joseph Wright, with music direction by Beth Fowble and assistance from Amy Weaver with roles for children through adults.

Tentative rehearsal schedule will be for Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and some Saturday mornings or afternoons. Some actors will not be required to attend all rehearsals.

No stage experience or advance preparation is needed to audition. Those planning to audition should arrive a few minutes early to complete paperwork and be prepared to list any schedule conflicts during the rehearsal period.

For more information, call the arts organization at (740) 446-3834.

Band alumni to have reunion

ASHLAND - The Paul G. Blazer High School band alumni will have a mini reunion at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Putnam Stadium, which will undergo major renovations after the football season ends.

The event will be prior to the game. For more information, call Tiffany Charles Jobe at (606) 585-5120 or Cyndi Sexton Salley (606) 615-7120.

Church to sell rummage, food

CATLETTSBURG - New Testament Freewill Baptist Church in Westmoreland will have a rummage, hot dog and bake sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at Catlettsburg Elementary School.

A variety of items and homemade baked goods will be for sale.

In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

For more information, call Nancy Withrow at (606) 324-0393.

Rummage, bake sale scheduled

WORTHINGTON -The Philadelphia Association of Old Regular Baptist Church at Fifth Street and Riverside Drive will have a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Saturday at the church.

Clothing, household items, exercise equipment and a sewing machine are among items for sale.

Library board seeks member

ASHLAND - The Board of Trustees of the Boyd County Public Library is seeking applications for a new member.

The application deadline is Nov. 15, with the hope of interviewing candidates Nov. 19.

The library would prefer candidates from outside Ashland city limits (must be a Boyd County resident) for a more diverse geographic makeup of the members and provide unincorporated areas of the county more representation. Ideal candidates would also have expertise in finance, advocacy or strategic planning.

According to Kentucky law, the board must submit two candidates for each position to the state librarian for verification. Boyd County Judge-Executive William Stevens makes the final appointment from the candidates submitted.

The person selected would serve out the remaining three years on the term of Theresa Lyons, who recently moved out of Boyd County.

Library board members are volunteers and spend two to four hours each month attending board meetings and doing other library business. Board members are asked to address all sorts of issues, including finance, technology and construction. They should know the needs of the library in relation to the community and be an advocate for the library. Other duties include:

‰select, support and review competent and qualified director;

‰plan for the future by determining purposes and goals of the library; and

‰know local and state laws; actively support library legislation in the state and nation.

The library is a special taxing district (not a state, county or city agency), which means it is regulated by state law and governed by a board of trustees. The board is responsible for planning, policymaking, development of financial and community support, and monitoring results.

Applications are available at thebookplace.org. For more information, call Director Debbie Cosper at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1110.


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