Representatives from Portsmouth's Department of Job and Family Services and the Scioto Employment and Training Systems will present a free briefing at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Workforce Connections, Community Action Organization Building, 433 Third St. Information will cover state benefits, identifying potential state jobs, applying for Civil Service Testing and for specific jobs including how to proper prepare an Ohio Civil Service Application. The briefing will last about an hour and 15 minutes.
Program covers getting organized
The Greenup County (Ky.) Extension Office will have a free program, “Unwrapping the Holidays,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the extension office, 226 West Main St., Greenup, Ky. The program will include ideas for getting organized, and the program will be conducted by Sally Mineer, Lewis County (Ky.) Family and Consumer Sciences agent. For more information, contact Rita Spence at (606) 473-9881.
Parkinson's group meets Thursday
The Portsmouth Area Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hill View Retirement Center. The topic will be “Care and Share.” Call (740) 353-1393 for more information.
Halloween carnival will be Thursday
The Halloween carnival, hosted by Edgewood Manor of Lucasville, will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 10098 Bear Creek Road, Lucasville. Activities will include a costume contest, karaoke contest, cake walk, food and refreshments, games, prizes, craft tables, pumpkin painting contest and silent auction.
Categories for the free karaoke contest will be ages 10 to 18, women 19 and up, men 19 and up, and groups. The contest will begin at 7 p.m.
For information, call Claudia at (740) 259-5536.
Hempstead plans haunted house
Hempstead Manor's annual haunted house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 727 Eighth St.
King's Kids Red Hat Ladies meet
The King's Kids Red Hat Ladies will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dick's Pizza in Sciotoville. All ladies are asked to come dressed in their finest. Husbands also will be attending.
SOAR meets in New Boston
The local chapter of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the New Boston Community Center, 3980 Rhodes Ave., New Boston. Alvin Gleim, president, will report on the District 1 ninth annual SOAR conference Oct. 17. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.
Leaf Pickup Schedule
The Portsmouth Public Service Department is starting its annual leaf pickup Oct. 31. The entire city will be covered twice in six weeks according to the following schedule. There are some changes this year.
Citizens are asked to rake their leaves in the street next to the curb at least one day ahead of the schedule. Rake leaves separately from brush or other objects. Place bagged leaves near where garbage is placed, but keep the two separate.
Residents are asked to move their cars on the day of their scheduled leaf pickup, especially if the street is narrow. Leaves that are under cars will not be picked up until the next scheduled day.
Those who are using a landscaping company to collect leaves are responsible for removing the leaves from the property.
The dates are tentative, because they may be delayed by the weather, quantity of leaves or equipment failure.
The leaf schedule is as follows: