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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Saturday, Aug. 25

August 25, 2018

PARTY: Milton Baptist Church hosts a block party from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, in the parking lot. Music, food, inflatables and door prizes are offered. Admission is free.

16: For most of the family, it seems like yesterday that Linda Adkins Hoover was called to that heavenly place after being struck head-on by another driver while on her way to her home church in Milton it was Aug. 25, 2002. This oldest of three daughters born to Nada Lucas and the late Romie Lucas was an inspiration to many, including her two sisters, friends and students she taught at Carver Technical Center, near Belle, W.Va. Even after 16 years, the pain of losing her doesn’t get any easier and not having her in our midst to hug and talk to remains great.

CLASS: “Campfire Tales of Terror,” fall youth theater class instructed by Eddie Harbert, begins Monday, Aug. 27, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The 10-week class costs $200. Ages 5 to 11 meet at 4 p.m., followed by ages 11-18 at 5:15 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Call 304-360-2749.

92: Juanita England and Wanda Hayes, better known as the Floyd twins, celebrate their 92nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 25. May these young ladies enjoy a special fun-filled day with many to follow.

SPEAKER: Katelyn Hannan, CRU-Marshall University, speaks for the Young Christian Leaders Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Huntington’s New Baptist Church.

DAUGHTER: Bill and Lindsay Richards became parents of a daughter, Conli Rae Richards, born May 29. This 10-pound, 1-ounce bundle of girl was 22 inches long. Grandparents are the Rev. Jim and Becky Richards and Dave and Connie Sauls. Alice Stanley is the great-grandmother. She has an older brother, Levi. May God continue to bless the family and lead them in raising the little princess in His way.

REUNION: The 50-year reunion for Huntington High School Class of 1968 is Sept. 14-15. Events are from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at The Union; 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Guyan Golf and Country Club. If anyone knows whereabouts of classmates, email hhsclassof68@aol.com.

RETIRED: Bob Anderson, attorney with the Ironton firm of Anderson and Anderson, recently was given a key to the city marking 22 years as city solicitor. He also is retiring after 40 years as attorney. Bob was an assistant prosecutor 25 years, political science teacher at Ohio University from 1986-2014 and served 12 years on Ironton School Board from 1979-1991. He plans to move to Mt. Pleasant, S.C., to be closer to daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. This former Irontonian will be missed in the community.

PADDLE IT: Beech Fork State Park Foundation offers a kayak and canoe paddle Saturday, Aug. 25. Meet at the boat dock at 11:30 a.m. for a shuttle to the new water trail launch site and three-mile paddle back to park through Beech Fork Creek. Kayaks, canoes and life jackets are available for renting.

SPIRIT: Melissa Pauley, staff nurse, cardiac float department at St. Mary’s Medical Center received the Spirit of St. Mary’s Award for July. She won for the patient care area. The award recognizes employees demonstrating exceptional service and care to patients and their families, fellow co-workers and the community living the values and illustrating the spirit of the center.

COURSE: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant hosts a nine-week course, “Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at John Henson Senior Center, Hurricane, WV. To register, visit www.fpu.com/1066640.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Chris Gibson, Sarah Bodmer, Andrea Adkins, Olivia Saunders turns 6, Elizabeth Simmons, Rebecca Crowder, Reggie Opimo, Sr. Anette Crnkovich, Molly Kluemper, Megan Muth, Josie Curry, Myrna Eastman, Gloria Pauley, Matthew Walker, Valeria Hatfield, Joe Gill” Gillerlain, Vicki Barnhouse, Larry Billups, Deb Blair, Johnna Adkins, Malinda Ross, Candy Lewis, Chris Booker, Annie Pannell, Bob Simpkins, Reggie Opimo, Megan Carr, Hanna Conrad.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Mike and Barbara Tackett, Todd and Jackie McMullen, Terry and Amy Smith, Larry and Judy Clendenin

SUNDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Melissa Lemley Moore, former HD photographer, Ronnie Cutts, Joshua Bland still in the single digits at 8, Ray Brown, Tamala Clark is over 60 by one (61), Mike Prestera, Mary Jo Harris, Brenda McBrayer, Darleen Miller, Larry Wagner, Taylor Hickman, Ronnie Musick, Hunter Smith, Alexis Turner, Janet Sumpter, Lloyd Lewis, Denver McCallister, Ashley Saunders, Natalie Simpkins.

SUNDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Jim and Carolyn Harvey, Mickey and Jennifer Holley celebrate number 35, Sharon and Raymond Holley celebrate number 60, Ted and Audella Clark, Jeramy and Heidi Rice, Judy and Butch Worrell.

CHUCKLE: It was a quiet day on the Ark and Noah was getting bored, so he told his wife that he was going to relieve the tedium by going off on a fishing expedition. “That’s a good idea,” she said. “You could do with a break.” Noah collected his equipment and set off, but 30 minutes later he was back and still complaining that he was bored. His wife said: “I didn’t expect you back so soon. If you’re that bored, why did you stop fishing after only half an hour?” Noah replied: “I only had two worms.”

Send items to Brenda Lucas, P.O. Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or email to bklucas53@aol.com.

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