Community briefs.

K of C will host
free-throw contest
The Knights of Columbus Council 4324 Church of the Ascension will sponsor a Free Throw Competition for boys and girls ages 10-14 in the Johnstown, Northridge and Pataskala area.

This year's event will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Adams Middle school gymnasium.

All participants will receive a glow-in-the-dark mini basketball.

The winner in each age group will receive a basketball and become eligible to compete in the district competition at 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at East Knox School.

The winners of the district move on to the regional competition, then to state for a shot at the state title.

There is no charge for the contest; registration is the day of the event. Questions should be directed to Mike Rush at 966-5458.

H1N1 vaccine schedule
announced by county
The Licking County Health Department will continue to offer the H1N1 vaccine free of charge during scheduled clinics.
The department is continuing to accept nonperishable food items that will be donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.
The vaccine will be offered at the Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road in Newark, as follows:
Monday, Dec. 28, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Children under the age of 10 in need of an H1N1 booster are eligible to be vaccinated at the clinics as long as it has been a minimum of 28 days since the child's first H1N1 vaccine.

Financial aid meeting
scheduled at NHS
A financial aid information night will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Northridge High School.

A financial aid representative from OSU/COTC will be available to provide information and answer questions about grants, loans, scholarships and the FAFSA form.

All junior and senior high school students and their parents are welcome to attend.

Local opera house
included in new book
Johnstown's Opera House is featured in the recently released "Ohio's Historic Opera Houses" by Michael R. Hurwitz.
Three pictures of the village's opera house are included in the 174-page book, which is currently being sold by the Johnstown Historical Society.

The book costs $16.99 and is available by calling (740) 967-4591.

C-TEC accepting
2010-11 applications
All secondary center programs of the Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) of Licking County are accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year.

Applications can be picked up at the counseling office of area high schools.

C-TEC offers more than 30 full- and half-day programs of study including Computer Machining Technology, Teaching Professions Academy, Marketing and Retail Management, Computerized Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Automotive Collision Repair, and Theatre Arts Academy.

Many programs provide students with the opportunity to earn college credits. Others offer industry certifications, accreditations and apprenticeship options.

More information is available from Lin Funk at 364-2971.