Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

April 9, 2013

News in brief, 04/10/13


ASHLAND — Mental Health Expo slated


The ACTION Psychology Club will sponsor its annual Mental Health Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. April 23 in the Mains Rotunda at Ohio University Southern.

The goal of the event is to raise awareness of mental health concerns and provide an outlet for agencies in the area to showcase community services. The club’s mission is to increase awareness of mental health issues and offer a forum for discussion of issues and treatment on campus and in the community.  

 For more information, contact Nina Queen at queenn@ohio.edu or (740) 533-4548), Ron Sims at sims@ohio.edu or 533-4549), Kristi Barnes at barnesk@ohio.edu or 533-4547) or Hannah Wilkes at hw848611@ohio.edu.

UNITE Champions dinner slated


The public is invited to an Operation UNITE/Champions recruitment dinner and community forum starting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria at Boyd County High School. The event will include guest speakers from Operation UNITE and Pathways, and  keynote speech from State Rep. Rocky Adkins, followed by discussion of the prescription drug abuse problem within the community. For more information call Bill Harris at (606) 922-3940.

Rummage sale will be May 4


The fourth annual South Point Community Rummage Sale will be 8 a.m. to  2 p.m. May 4 at the Tri-State Worship Center.

Food concession stands are planned and baked goods will be for sale.

For a flea market spot at the church, the cost is $10 per 10 feet of space.

For more information, call Cindy at (740) 237-2991 or Vickie at (740) 523-0231. Donations will be accepted at 901 Solida Road or call for pickup.

Proceeds will go toward the church building fund.

Homeless benefit set for May


Shelter of Hope’s second annual Harley for the Homeless benefit motorcycle ride will be May 25, beginning with a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Ashland.

Breakfast will be served by local celebrities. Tickets are $5.

Bikers may register from 8 to 10 a.m. at the restaurant. Registration for a single rider is $20, with an additional $5 for a second rider. Registered riders will receive a free breakfast and will be eligible for door prizes.

A small ceremony is planned to honor the passing of a homeless veteran who participated in the program. A Blessing of the Bikes also is planned. All motorcycles are welcome, including scooters.

The ride will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude around 12:30 a.m. at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg.

There also will be a Hotrod for the Homeless car show, with registration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The show will end at 3 p.m. All makes and models of hot-rod are welcome. There will be awards for the most patriotic car and the one voted most popular.

Registration is $10 and includes a free lunch, door prizes and entertainment.

For more information, call (606) 324-6700.

Bike show will benefit veterans


THe fifth annual Veteran’s Home Bike Show will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 512 Water St.

Music will be provided by Burning Ride at 1 p.m. The show will be opened by the St. Albans Junior ROTC.

All bikes and riders are welcome. Proceeds will go to the veterans home.

Admission is free for spectators; registration is $10.

A meal will be served for $5 per plate.

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