Horseman's Council
will meet Monday
The Licking County Ohio Horseman's Council invites all horse owners to its Jan. 26 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Infirmary Mound Park's James E. Bradley Center, state Route 37 in Granville.
Visit the Web site at www.lickingcountyohc.org for more information and an application.

Library announces
story times
Little Tots Story Time resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Johnstown's Mary E. Babcock Library.
Story time will be offered at 11 a.m. each Wednesday morning through April 1. Children from birth to age 36 months, with a caregiver, will enjoy simple stories, rhymes, songs, games and puppets during a 30-minute session.
Preschool Story Time resumes on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. each Thursday through April 2. Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy stories, songs, and simple crafts during a 45-minute session.
For more information, call the library at 740-967-2982.

JMHS Choir Cabaret
to be held Feb. 7-8
Cabaret 2009 will be presented February 7 and 8 by the Johnstown High School Choir Program.
The event includes dinner at Searfoss Elementary - a choice of prime rib and baked potato or stuffed chicken breast and mashed potatoes - prepared by choir director Jeff Rings and parent volunteers. The meal will also include salad, roll, drink and dessert.
Seating for dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., with serving starting 6 p.m..
After dinner, guests will move to the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center for the Cabaret show presented by Chorale, Apogee and Jazzy Johnnies show choirs. Students will perform medleys from "Hairspray," "Jekyll and Hyde" and by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The dinner and show tickets are $20 and are available from any Chorale and Apogee student; from the boosters' Web site at www.jhschoir.org.; or from Karen Mansell at 740-967-5492 or manselloh5@earthlink.net. Tickets for the show only are $15.
This event is a fundraiser, with proceeds going towards the students' annual trip in June to Chicago, New York or San Diego.

K of C will host
free throw contest
Johnstown Knights of Columbus will host its annual free throw contest at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Adams Middle School.
The contest is open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14. Anyone who would like to participate can sign up the day of the competition. There is no fee.
The winners in each age division for both boys and girls will advance to districts in February, with the opportunity to go on to regional and state competition.
For more information, call Richard Eichner at 740-967-5891.

Northridge Boosters
prepare for fundraiser
The Northridge High School Athletic Boosters will hold its fourth annual dinner auction fundraiser on Saturday, March 14, at the school.
Donations are being sought for the live and silent auctions.
Groups and businesses can also purchase a sponsor table for $500 that provides eight tickets to the event, special seating and recognition throughout the evening.
The event will begin with a catered dinner and will be followed by live and silent auctions.
Booster president Sherry Fox said last year's dinner and auction generated between $18,000 and $20,000.
Any questions about the March dinner/auction can be directed to Fox at 614-570-1999. Tickets cost $10 in advance and at the door.
For tickets or sponsor tables, contact Carrie Baker at cbaker@laca.org.

Information meeting
on 4-H is Thursday
Area families are invited to learn more about 4-H opportunities in Licking County at Discover 4-H on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the OSU Extension Office, 771 E. Main St. in Newark.
Those interested may drop in any time between 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Youth members and adult advisers will staff tables and share information about joining a 4-H club, projects, leadership programs, 4-H camps, the Licking County 4-H Band and exhibiting at the Hartford Independent Fair.
4-H membership is open to children at least 8 years old and in the third grade as of Jan. 1. Children who are 5 years old and in kindergarten as of Jan. 1 can be part of the 4-H Cloverbud program.
Visit the Licking County OSU Extension Web site at http://licking.osu.edu or phone 740-670-5315.

Johnstown youth
wins photo contest
Johnstown's Nick Hubbell won Best of Show in the youth category for the Licking Park District's 2008 Exposing Our Heritage Photography Contest.
In addition to the youth category, the other four categories were: Park District Scenes, General Nature, Animals and Cultural Heritage. Thirty-six photos were submitted.
For additional information, call the Licking Park District at 740-587-2535 or visit www.lickingparkdistrict.com.

Reeves is named
to dean's list
Otterbein College has announced Johnstown resident Morgan E. Reeves has been named to the dean's list for the 2008 autumn quarter.
Students must be enrolled full-time with a grade-point average of at least 3.60 to qualify.
Morgan is the daughter of Allen and Cindi Reeves of Johnstown.

Local C-TEC students
receive recognition
Johnstown students from the Computerized Accounting Technology program at the Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) of Licking County were recently recognized for outstanding achievement in the National Financial Literacy Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Among other C-TEC students who scored in the top 25 percent of high school juniors and seniors were Johnstown residents Chelsea Fisher and Charles Snyder.
The National Financial Literacy Challenge is an initiative recommended by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. This year, more than 75,000 high school students participated in the test.
Students in C-TEC's Computerized Accounting Technology program study finance topics, including economics, business law, international business, banking systems, financial management, investments, real estate, risk management and marketing.