Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 19, 2013

News in brief, 03/20/13


ASHLAND — Business seminar will be Tuesday


A free seminar, “Maintaining a Drug- and Alcohol-free Workplace,” will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the teleconference room at Ashland Community and Technical College on College Drive.

Participants will learn legal information companies are required to include in drug and alcohol workplace policies. Topics will include pre-employment screening, random and reasonable cause testing procedures and how to handle tests.

To register, email Missy McCalvin at missy@ashlandalliance.com or call (606) 324-5111 or email ACTC Workforce Solutions specialist Jessica Lucas at jessica.lucas@kctcs.edu or call (606) 326-2238.

SOMC goal: Out in 60 minutes


Southern Ohio Medical Center has put an emphasis on making sure patients who visit any of its three urgent care facilities will be treated and on their way home within 60 minutes of their arrival.

SOMC has urgent care facilities in Portsmouth, Wheelersburg and Waverly.

SOMC Urgent Care staff includes a combination of physicians, certified nurse practitioners, nurses, X-ray technologists, registration staff and lab technologists. All three facilities also provide outpatient lab, X-ray services and physicals.

Egg hunt set for March 30


A community Easter Egg Hunt will be at 11 a.m. March 30 at Paul Porter Park.

The annual event is sponsored by Abbott Home Care; the Easter Bunny will attend. Participants should bring their own baskets to collect eggs and arrive no later than 10:50 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in three categories — ages 2 through 4, ages 5 through 8 and ages 9 through 11.

Prompalooza coming to Kyova


The third annual Prompalooza will be from noon to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Kyova Mall.

The event is for young adults in foster care or kinship care eligible to go to the prom.

Prom dress selections will be made, including accessories such as jewelry, shoes and purses. Tuxedos and after-prom wear will also be available.

The girls will also have hair, nails and makeup done during the afternoon.

There will be a fashion show at 4 p.m. in the food court, with photos provided by Pic Chick Photography, owned by Tonya Caines. Don’s Men’s Shop and Donnie’s Tuxedos will provide tuxedos.

For Jamie’s Sake, the overall sponsor, is still seeking donations of formal attire and accessories.

To register or for more information, call (606) 327-5511 or (606) 327-0017.

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