Joyce Spencer: Community News for Friday, Nov. 23
FIRST DEER: Joann Vance Estep of Marlinton, West Virginia, bagged her first deer, a 5-point buck, on Monday, Nov. 19, the opening day of hunting season. All members of her family now have killed deer, including her late mother and father, so this makes her hunting family circle complete. Joann’s two sisters, Mona Dee Vance of Louisville and Zona Vance Swann of Huntington, and Zona’s son, Jason, have been hunting together for several years and traditionally gather each Thanksgiving at Zona and her husband Jim’s cabin near Barboursville for hunting and family time together. Those joining them this year are their cousin, Bobbie Blevins of Louisville, Kentucky; their niece, Jessica Cole of Kenova; and their great niece, Heidi Cole, who will hopefully follow in the family’s footsteps and learn to hunt deer.
RETIREMENT PARTY: Friends from the Southern Economic Development Council surprised Larry Stutler with a retirement dinner this week. Stutler plans to retire the end of December from being the executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Authority where he has worked since 2009. Previously, he had 30 years of management experience, including 17 years in non-profit administration. He currently serves as president of the board of directors of Southern West Virginia Health Systems; chairs the comprehensive economic development strategy committee of Region II Planning and Development Council; and serves as vice chairman of Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc. In 2016, Stutler was selected as a member of the inaugural class of West Virginia Executive Sharp Shooters. Larry, a Barboursville High School graduate, lives in Culloden.
CHILD CARE: Parents, if you want to do some shopping today, Nov. 23, and need child care, take the kids to Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 5747 East Pea Ridge Road, for a Kid’s Day Out from noon until 6 p.m. A snack lunch will be served and games, music, stories, crafts, movies and a science lab will be offered for $20 for the first child, $10 for the second child and $5 for the third child. For more information, call 304-736-4467.
BOOK SIGNING: On Saturday, Nov. 24, The Barboursville Convention and Visitors Bureau, 701 Main Street, will have a book signing from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. of “The Lost Village of Barboursville” by Jeanette Rowsey. Rowsey will also give a short power point presentation of some of the chapters in the book.
SINGERS: Baptist Temple, 902 21st Street, Huntington, invites everyone to hear the Renaissance Singers on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the concert.
BINGO BASKET: A vintage Longaberger basket bingo fundraiser to benefit Honor Flight Huntington is offered at HIMG (enter in back at door P) on Monday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. You may pay at the door for 20 games for $20. Door prizes, a raffle basket and a 50/50 will be offered. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Contact Patty Dickey, 304-208-1200, for more information.
APPLE BUTTER: The Barboursville Lions Club made apple butter recently and is selling it in quarts and pints with either sugar added or Splenda added. Quarts are $8 and pints are $5. Call Lib Ciccolella, 304-972-7587, to purchase.
CHRISTMAS PARADE: Don’t miss some of the fun holiday activities to do in Barboursville. The fourth annual village Christmas parade is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. The theme this year is Christmas in Toyland. The Barboursville Middle School orchestra will perform after the parade and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the gazebo in Nancy Cartmill Gardens on Main Street. Applications to be in the parade may be found at Barboursville.org or by calling 304-733-1500. The Santa mailbox is already in place and is accepting letters at the gazebo. Call the Barboursville CVB, 304-733-1500, if you want to participate in the home holiday decorating competition.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Ceredo-Kenova Alumni Band presents its annual community Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Kenova’s family life center, located on the corner of 12th and Chestnut Street, Kenova. Under the direction of Charles Oshel and Bill Galloway, the group will perform many of the best-loved holiday favorites. Santa promises to make an appearance, also. For more information, contact Nancy Price at 304-455-6814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIRTHDAYS: Happy birthday this week to Robin Reed, Sydney Riffe, Linda McClain, Bristel Minsker, Martha Spaulding, Charles Hart, Angie Seay, Pam Reed, Craig Haddox, Billy Wolford, Jo Ann Leach, Beverly Billups, Joan Cummings, Makenna Nelson, Pauline Stewart, Stacy Atkins, Judy Waugh, Chris Hardesty, Michelle Meese, Suzanne Cogar, Steve Neal, Kobe Clark, Samantha Copley, Beverly Dawson, Trish Arthur, Kathy Adams Daniel, Denise Baylous, Brian Hass, Ann Hardin, Roby Jeffrey, Miley Poston, Billy Graybeal, Elizabeth Short Niece, Noe Perez, Liam Mc Comas, Barb Vanhoose, Stacey Bias, Dwight Qualls, Jimmie Taylor, Michael Skeens, Laynie Cline, Kristin Ashe, Carolyn Bloom, Shaylynn Davenport, Tammy Adkins and Kaden James Kitts.
Special birthday wishes to Zakary David Dunfee who celebrated his 7th birthday Wednesday; to Connor Marcum who blows out 7 candles today; and to husband and wife, Paul and Marlana Holley, who share the same birthday, Sunday, Nov. 25.
ANNIVERSARIES: Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Kerry and Melissa Bart, Howard and Nila Cobb, Pat and Brenda Cornwell, Eddie and Vicki Smith, Bob and Betty Miller, Richard and Louetta Jimison, Ed and Brenda Chapman, Patrick and Karen Ryan, Lewis and Mary Baumgarner, Tom and Dottie Simpkins, Gary and Joanna Strickland, Eben and Shirley Staggs, Brett and Brenda Hawthorne, Paul and Marlana Holley, and Ed and Deb Stivers-Dzierzak who celebrate their 41st anniversary Monday, Nov. 26.
Send items for this column to Joyce Spencer, 817 Main St., Barboursville, WV 25504, or fax 304-736-4522. Her email address is jcspencer@MSN.com.