Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 23, 2014

What's happening: 3/24/14

ASHLAND — Grief counseling to be offered

ASHLAND - Grief counseling will be offered by Community Hospice at 2 p.m. Thursdays beginning this week and continuing through May 1 at the main branch of the Boyd County Public Library at 1740 Central Ave.

For more information, email Sonja Smith of Community Hospice at ssmith@chospice.org or call (606) 329-1890.

SOMC announces ‘Pot of Gold’ winner

PORTSMOUTH - The Portsmouth Area Arts Council and Children’s Theater won SOMC’s “Pot of Gold” Facebook contest to receive $5,000 donation.

Second- and third-place winners —  Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America (Tecumseh District) and Portsmouth Public Library —  will receive $500; fourth- and fifth-place winners — Scioto County Homeless Shelter and Southern Ohio War Memorial — will receive $250.

For more information, visit somc.org or like SOMC on Facebook at facebook.com/SouthernOhioMedicalCenter.

Senior center to have open house Friday

CATLETTSBURG - The Boyd County Senior Center will have open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Health-care vendors and representatives from Medicare and Medicaid will be present. Door prizes will be awarded hourly and refreshments will be available.

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Maysville, will be the speaker.

The center is at 3015 Louisa St. For more information, call (606) 739-6349.

Lewis County riding club to meet April 1

VANCEBURG - The Rough Riders Saddle Club of Lewis County will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 1 at the Lewis County Extension Office at 284 Second St.

Dates for horse shows and trail rides will be set.

For more information, call Jim Riffe at (606) 757-4276 or Frank Gifford at (606) 541-0841.

Country club’s bridge winners announced

BELLEFONTE - Bellefonte Country Club bridge winners for March 19 were: first — Juanita Ditty; second — Jacque Brownstead; third — Brenda Willenbrink; fourth — Wanda Spears.

Respect The Vet set at Morning Pointe

RUSSELL - A Respect The Vet benefits workshop for veterans and their families will be at 6 p.m. April 23 at Morning Pointe Senior Living.

For more information, visit RespectTheVet.org.

Those planning to attend must RSVP by April 21 by calling (606) 833-1120.


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