‘See Blue’ preview at PAC Wednesday
The University of Kentucky will have a “See Blue” preview night on from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Paramount Arts Center.
Preview Nights are open to any and all students. During the next several weeks, faculty and staff from numerous colleges and departments at UK will travel across the region.
The unique part is that students and their families talk with faculty, staff and current students about academic programs, campus activities and student life.
Pre-registration is optional. However, those who register prior to the event are invited to visit the VIP table to collect a special gift. Online registration is available at www.uky.edu/Admission/PreviewNights.
Free prostate screenings
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital officials have announced free prostate screenings to commemorate September’s designation as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
E.W. Unnikrishnan, M.D., will host screenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 from at his office on the OLBH campus.
Brian DeFade, D.O., will host screenings 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in his office on the OLBH campus.
Screening for prostate cancer involves a simple blood test and physical exam. Time needed for testing is brief, with most tests lasting approximately 10 minutes. For an appointment to the free screening, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-2273.
Flatwoods church to host breakfast
First Pentecostal Church, 1100 Bellefone Road, will host the September Ashland Area Community Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Following a free breakfast prepared by the host church, there will be special music and a brief devotional led by Shane Cox, pastor of First Pentecostal. Individuals will then separate into smaller groups, usually divided by tables, for a time of prayer.
The community prayer group has been meeting on the second Tuesday of each month for the past 14 years. A different church hosts the breakfast and provides the food each month.
There is no charge for the meal, but a free will offering is taken up with all proceeds going to support the Ashland Community Kitchen. The prayer breakfasts are open to anyone and reservations are not required.
Washington Post columnist at MU
Washington Post columnist Donna Britt will read publicly from her memoir, Brothers (& Me), at 8 p.m. Thursday at Marshall University.
The reading, which is free to the public, will take place in Smith Hall 154 on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Britt’s appearance is part of the Visiting Writers Series at MU, which is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the English Department.
For more information, contact Dr. Rachael Peckham in Marshall’s Department of English at (304) 696-3649.
Mended Hearts group formed
The Heart and Vascular Services at Southern Ohio Medical Center have formed a local chapter of the Mended Hearts program and will meet from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 18, at the SOMC Friends Community Center, 1202 18th St. in Portsmouth.
The Mended Hearts, Inc. is a national nonprofit support organization that includes heart patients, spouses, healthcare professionals and others interested in helping patients with the emotional recovery from heart disease.
Caregivers, family members of patients, physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals and anyone else interested are invited to participate.
For more information, call (740) 356-7663.
Food drive set to benefit vets
Huntington Area Food Bank along with AmeriCorps Vista and Campus Compact will host a food drive to benefit veterans across the Tri-State area in honor of 9/11.
The drive will be from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s campus. There will be a table set up, and students and faculty may drop off food and monetary donations during this time.
Individuals who cannot make donations during this time can contact the Huntington Area Food Bank to make donations or volunteer their time. Joanna Young, the community-based coordinator for AmeriCorps Vista, can also put individuals in contact with the Barboursville Veterans Home; or volunteer at Hospice of Huntington or the Veterans Homeless Shelter for volunteer purposes.
AARF seeking grant votes
Ashland Animal Rescue Fund is seeking votes for grants from Chase Community Giving, the foundation organization for Chase Bank.
The organization will award several million dollars in grants to local charities and AARF is in the running.
AARF volunteer Jennifer Baier said the amount of the grants will be announced at the same time winners are announced, so they don’t know how much they are competing for, but the grants range from $10,000 to $250,000. Baier said if AARF wins, funds could go toward veterinarian bills, kennel rent, rescuing more animals or a building.
To vote, go to the Chase Community Giving page on Facebook. Those voting may cast two votes per day but those votes must be for different organizations.
Those with a Chase credit card may vote an additional two times, also for two different organizations, by going to chasegiving.com.
There also is a link on AARF’s Facebook page.
Voting will continue through Sept. 19.
Murder suspect arrested by HPD
Huntington city police surrounded an apartment complex Friday morning to arrest a murder suspect wanted in Columbus, Ohio, for the shooting death of a former University of Kentucky basketball player.
Richard Lee Willis was arrested without incident at Northcott Court. He will be jailed on a fugitive from justice warrant, according to the Huntington Police Department.
Willis is charged with aggravated murder in the July 2011 shooting death of Desmond “Dez” Allison, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The Columbus Police Department filed its murder charge in mid-August 2011. Willis has eluded capture ever since, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Holbrook said officers developed intelligence about Willis’ whereabouts Thursday. That led to Friday’s surveillance and the use of a S.W.A.T. unit to surround the Northcott residence.
Willis complied with police demands to surrender.
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