The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced the launch of its second annual “Life on the Farm” photo contest to feature Ohio’s rich agricultural tradition. Participants will have until Dec. 31, 2009, to capture their personal interpretation of Ohio agriculture.
“Life on the Farm” can mean many things to many different people. Entrants are asked to show the department their unique definition, which could include livestock, people, landscapes, structures, equipment, commodities, or any other creative vision.
Following the Dec. 31 deadline, an independent judging panel will rank the photo submissions. The winning photographers will be invited to join Director Boggs and other invited guests for a reception and an unveiling of the top photos. The top-12 photos will be placed on display at the Ohio Statehouse. All photos may be used by the department for educational or promotional incentives.
General photography contest rules:
• Contest is open to amateur photographers only.
• Photos must be taken in 2009.
• Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31.
• No more than five photos may be submitted per household.
• Photos must be submitted as digital images burned to a CD and must be at least 300 dpi and in jpg or tif format.
• No computer-aided adjustments to photos.
• Each photo must be accompanied by an entry form, complete with signature.
• Photographer must obtain written parental/guardian permission for photographed children younger than the age of 18.
Those interested in entering the contest should send their photo CD along with a signed entry form to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Office of Communication, 8995 East Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. Entry forms may be downloaded from the department’s Web site.
For additional information about the contest, a complete copy of the rules, and entry forms visit or call (614) 752-9817.
‘Guys and Dolls’ auditions set
Portsmouth Little Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming performance of “Guys and Dolls” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the theatre, 1117 Lawson St. Actors and actresses, singers and dancers are all needed for the large and varied cast.
For more information, call the theatre box office at (740) 353-7304.
Smoking cessation begins April 20
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital invites anyone wishing to stop smoking to join its free smoking cessation program. A new session will begin at 6 p.m. April 20 at the OLBH Human Motion Vitality Center conference room, in Russell, Ky.
The 12-week program will utilize the proven Cooper-Clayton method to help participants become non-smokers. Sessions will meet Mondays at 6 p.m. in the OLBH Human Motion Vitality Center and will be free except for the cost of nicotine replacement or Zyban. Family, friends or other members of an individual’s support system will be welcome to attend.
For more information, or to register, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-2273.