Holzer Emergency Departments recently hosted cookouts for local EMS personnel at our facilities in Gallipolis, Jackson, and Pomeroy, Ohio in recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week. National EMS recognizes our local EMS personnel as well as gives us a time to publicly thank them for the duties they
carry out each and every day. At each celebration, attendees were able to meet representatives from Ohio Valley Physicians, the group providing Emergency and Hospitalist providers at Holzer Emergency Departments.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in establishing EMS Week when President Gerald Ford declared November 3 – 10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week." In 1992, EMS Week was moved to the third week in May.
State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Courthouse) and State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) honored the Ohio Valley Christian School boys basketball team on winning the 2016 OCSAA State Championship at yesterday's Ohio Senate and House sessions.
“The Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team’s championship season was a tremendous achievement worthy of recognition,” said Smith. “I was pleased to have them up at the Statehouse to present them with a resolution.”
The Ohio Valley Christian Defenders defeated Dayton Temple Christian at Ohio Christian University’s Maxwell Center with a score of 49-28 on February 27th. This was the Defenders first OCSAA state championship title after making the final four five times in the last six years. With this win, the Ohio Valley Christian School boys basketball team finished their season with a 21-6 record.
"I'm honored to recognize these student-athletes from Ohio Valley Christian as they continue the school's tradition of success on and off the court," said Peterson. "Their resounding victory in this year's state championship has made the community proud and I look forward to seeing them back on the court next season."
The Ohio Valley Christian School boys basketball team was present to accept their resolution at the Senate and House sessions.
The French Art Colony, regional multi-arts center is preparing to host the first of two exhibitions of art created by local students. The first will feature the Gallipolis City Schools' students, grades K-12.
Opening Friday, March 11, the showcase will continue through Saturday, April 2. The public is invited to attend a free reception on Saturday, March 12, from 1:00-3:00.
The 2nd upcoming youth art exhibition, will feature works from the Gallia County Local Schools, April 15-30, with an Arts Gala event scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from 10:00-3:00, highlighting the full variety of arts taught in the collective Gallia County Local Schools.
For more information, call the French Art Colony, 740-446-3834, or visit www.frenchartcolony.org. The galleries offer free admission and are open Tuesday through Friday, 9:00-4:00, and Saturday, 10:00-3:00. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Public Invited to Attend Museum Hours and Recognition Tea
Seniors from Surrounding Area Among Artists
The artwork of local seniors will be showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 34th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show that will be held May 23-27 (Monday through Friday) and May 31 – June 3 (Tuesday through Friday) at the Esther Allen Greer Museum, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College in Rio Grande, Ohio.
Participants age 55 or older, who have entered artwork in the Show, will have these items on display at the Museum daily from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3. The public is invited to visit the Museum at any time during the days and times mentioned to view the artwork and also vote for the Show’s People’s Choice Award. In addition, a special Tea to recognize the participants and award-winning art pieces will be held at the Museum on Friday, June 3 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. All participants, their guests, Museum visitors, and the public will be welcome to attend.
Examples of art categories that were entered in the Contest include acrylic, charcoal, counted cross stitch, mixed media, oil, pastels, pencil, and photography. Judging themes include abstract, animals and birds, cartoons, floral, landscape, portraits, seascape, and still life. In addition, an essay/poetry category was also available with these entries included as part of the display at the Museum. Participants in the variety of categories represent the counties served by the AAA7 which include Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.
For more details about the Art Show, please call the Area Agency on Aging District 7 toll-free at 1-800-582-7277.
Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. The AAA7’s Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long-term care options. Available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what programs and services are available for assistance.
Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 (TTY: 711). Here, individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. The Agency also offers an in-home assessment at no cost for those who are interested in learning more.