Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) officials recently announced that alumnus Naomi Mattingly Compton was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the 2009 Ohio Association of Community College's Excellence Awards Luncheon in Columbus.

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) officials recently announced that alumnus Naomi Mattingly Compton was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the 2009 Ohio Association of Community College's Excellence Awards Luncheon in Columbus.

The award is annually presented to individuals who have graduated from a certificate or degree program at an Ohio community college and who have exhibited qualities of community and professional leadership. Award recipients are nominated by a trustee or president of an Ohio community college.

Compton, of Alexandria, is the business manager and co-owner of Ed Compton Construction, Inc. She is the former director of community education for the Legacy Geropsychiatric Unit at Columbus Community Hospital and has 24 years of experience in the business, geriatric, and health care industries.

Compton has served central Ohio in a variety of volunteer leadership capacities including founder of the Franklin County Task Force on Aging and as a member or chair of several boards and organizations, including Alexandria Village Council, Alexandria Zoning and Planning Commission and Parker Community Park Board of Trustees.

Compton earned her associate's degree in radiologic technology at COTC and a bachelor's degree in health communications at Capital University.

Downtown Johnstown and the Johnstown Village Council will be sponsoring "Clean Sweep Day" from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 13.

The event is being organized to spruce up the downtown area for the new Johnstown Farmers Market that will begin June 20.

Participants should meet at the gazebo in the town square to register and then be assigned a cleaning task and area.

Volunteers should bring a broom, gardening tools, gloves and community spirit.

The Licking Park District is offering an afternoon of recipe testing and camp cooking styles during "Campfire Cooking" beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at the Infirmary Mound Park livestock arena.

Cost is $3 per person with a $10 max per family. Park Express Members are free. Register by calling 740-587-2535 or e-mail mail@lickingparkdistrict.com

Safety Village will be held at Searfoss Elementary June 15 through June 26 for any child entering kindergarten in the fall.

Classes will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Students will learn and practice all kinds of safety from fire and crossing the street to water, guns and strangers. Cost is $10.

Safety Village is supported by Johnstown American Legion Post 254.

Call Janice O'Connor at 740-967-2640 for more information or to register.

The next meeting of the Licking County Genealogical Society will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 1 on the first floor meeting room of the Newark Public Library, 101 W. Main St.

The program will feature guest Laura Evans.

The meeting and program are free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-349-5510.

The Johnstown Recreation Center will offer youth dance classes every Monday and Wednesday from June 22 through July 22.

Times for the classes will be from 9-9:30 a.m. for ages 7 and older; 9:30-10 a.m. for ages 5 to 6; and 10-10:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 4.

Cost is $2 per class for each child.

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