Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, March 18

March 18, 2019

MEET: League of Women Voters of Huntington Area’s annual dinner begins at 5 p.m. Monday, March 18, followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Woodlands Retirement Community. Aubrey King discusses his experiences as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Call Helen Gibbins, 304-736-3287.

LIST: Paula Ames of Huntington, special education/communication disorders major at University of Kentucky, was recently named to the university’s dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. The Cabell Midland High School graduate is the daughter of Dr. Kathryn Eckstam-Ames and the Rev. Carl Ames. To qualify for this list, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4-point scale and be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours.

STYLES: Community Hospice celebrates its 20th annual spring style show and luncheon at noon Saturday, March 23, at Bellefonte Country Club. The style show features more than 50 volunteers modeling a wide variety of spring fashions from A Boutique, Belk, Bella Boutique, Foxxi Lady, Holly B’s Jewelry and Gifts, Lara’s Bridals and Formals and Wilma’s Dress Shop. Tickets are $35. Call 606-329-1890 or 800-926-6184.

SECRETARY: Westmoreland Baptist Church recently chose a new secretary. Kelly Napier is currently working toward a teaching degree in early childhood but plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and work towards a degree in administration. She and husband, Chris, have two sons — Elijah and Noah.

CLASS: “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” program aimed at preventing falls among the elderly, is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, March 21 through April 12, at Proctor’s Landing, Proctorville, Ohio. Participants should attend all classes. Registration deadline is Thursday, March 14. Call Carla Cox or Hannah Hollingshead, Area Agency on Aging, District 7, 800-582-7277 Ext. 24.

CELEBRATION: KANSAS — Point of View Return 40th anniversary celebration begins at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Charleston’s Clay Center. Tickets are $48 to $128.

PARTICIPANTS: Sam Meek recently participated in the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. She and sister, Kate, are granddaughters of Alan and Barbara Meek of Huntington’s New Baptist Church. Both youngsters also participated in the “Newsies” production by First Stage Theater this month.

EXHIBIT: The 33rd annual Juried Student Exhibition continues through April 5 at Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University Smith Hall. Work by current students in the School of Art and Design is featured. This year’s juror is Jennifer Rels, gallery director with Morehead State University. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

PRAYERS: My special soon-to-be 103-year-old special Christian friend — Arlene Melton — is recuperating from a recent fall suffering multiple injuries. Since I was blessed with this sweetheart, my life has been filled with inspiration, joy, love and double blessings. Prayers and thoughts are with this little lady for a speedy recovery and that she will be ‘back in the saddle’ soon to attend services at Seventh Avenue Baptist Church, which she so much enjoys.

CLASS: A “Safe Sitter” class hosted by Healthy Community Services is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Bellefonte Centre, Ashland. The class, open to grades 6 through 8, costs $35. To register, call 606-833-2273 or BonSecours.com.

TRIP: The fifth annual travels to Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus for my mother’s aortic valve replacement and pacemaker insertion follow-up in early March went well, except for being 10 degrees and below 0 in wind chill. This 87-year-old special jewel was given a good report. The Ross Heart Center hasn’t missed a beat with her excellent care, and we are made to feel like part of the family.

BELATED BIRTHDAYS: Glen Stotts, March 1; Mike Hager, March 2; Erma Lee Scott, Mackenzie Barbera, March 3; Patty Justice, March 4; Dreama Varney, March 10.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Patrick Duke, Connor Brown, Y Daugherty, Mike Sumner, Bob Force, Jason Drown, Cassy Caldwell, Mark Messner, Todd Lester, Charles Swafford, Nancy Ritchie, Emily Willis, Christopher Clark, Marieanne Cordle, Caroline Harris, Ezra Scott,

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Roy and Nancy White, John and Becky Collins, George and Susan McPhail, Peggy and Richard Adkins.

CHUCKLE: A couple was being questioned about the way they had completed their tax form. They were asked why they had failed to answer who was the head of the household. Their answer was simple: “We have been arguing over the answer to that question 17 years. As soon as we agree, we’ll answer the question!”

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