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Portman Staff to Hold Office Hours in Scioto County

U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) staff will hold office hours in Scioto County on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia Street in Portsmouth. During this time, constituents will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns with a district representative who will provide their feedback to the senator. Portman staff will travel to each county in Ohio to meet with constituents during office hours, connect with local elected officials, and attend community events.

Origami Class To Be Held at Extension Office

The Greenup Extension Arts Council has one class left in its spring session: Origami and other Paper Art on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Greenup County Extension office at 35 Wurtland Ave., Wurtland, Ky. Call 606-836-0201 to register. Free and open to all ages. This class will offer a variety of Easter themed items and other spring designs. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

KDMC to host Colorectal Cancer presentation

Gastroenterologist Charles Wong, M.D., presents “Colon Cancer Q&A” Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the hospital lobby at King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio, 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth. March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Wong will talk about the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer, prevention and the importance of early detection. The informal presentation will include a question and answer session, which will allow attendees to explore areas of particular interest.

The presentation is free and open to all interested persons; RSVPs are requested to 740-991-4000. Refreshments will be provided.

Winter Crisis program ends March 28

The last day to apply for the Emergency HEAP Winter Crisis Program will be March 28, 2013. The program, which is administered by CAO of Scioto Co., Inc., began Nov. 1. The program is intended to help offset the rising cost of winter heating bills for individuals at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For example, a family of four can make up to $46,100 annually or up to $11,525 for the last three months and still be eligible for assistance. The Winter Crisis Program can provide financial assistance to low-income households that are threatened with disconnection of their heating source; or have already had service disconnected; or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel. Applicants must bring both their primary and electric heating bills, income verification for the past 90 days for all household members, proof of disability if disabled, and social security cards for all household members to a face-to-face interview. Customers are encouraged to call CAO of Scioto County to schedule their interview and make sure they have all required documentation. Any questions customers may have concerning eligibility may be answered at that time. To schedule an interview, call 354-7541.

Greenup County Historical Society meeting

The Greenup County Genealogy & Historical Society will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Greenup Public Library. Refreshments will be served. For more info e-mail greenupgenealogy@yahoo.com.

BAC receives non-profit status

Boneyfiddle Arts Center recently obtained its official non-profit status after working closely with their attorneys and the Internal Revenue Service.

Established in 2010, the center has continuously functioned as an arts center, exposition space, and educational facility. In the past year BAC hosted four featured artist showcases, nine educational classes, nine community outreach exhibits, a month long “Day of the Dead” cultural celebration, and numerous fundraising events. BAC also collaborated with 17 community partners in various projects. Additional activities held at the Center included a weekly drumming circle, workshops, music lessons & performances, book signings, art lectures, and a literary club.

The non-profit classification will allow BAC to expand and increase activities with their mission to promote the arts in the Portsmouth area. Boneyfiddle Arts Center is located at 546 Second St., in Portsmouth, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (740) 876-9668 for additional information or questions.

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