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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Wednesday, Jan. 16

January 17, 2019

DANCE: The first dance of the New Year hosted by Dick Newman begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Barboursville Community Center. Shag, bossa nova, swing and other selection of tunes are available. Light hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks and coffee are served. Admission is $15. Contact 304-736-5380 or dnbl@msn.com.

BLOOD: A blood drive hosted by American Red Cross is from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Ashland Town Center.

NEWS: There’s no need to stop the newscast on Wednesday, Jan. 16, to celebrate the “blowing out candle day” for Tim Irr, news anchor with WSAZ-TV Channel 3. The Duquesne University graduate continues in his 50s but remains short of the double nickel (by one). Thanks Tim for your dedication, professionalism and excellence in giving the news and may your special day be a grand one.

BREAKFAST: The bi-monthly breakfast for Guyan Valley High School Alumni begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Golden Corral, U.S. 60 East. Graduates and former attendees of the school may attend.

MEMORIES: Although it’s been eight years since the passing of Robert “Bob” Shrewsbury of Kenova, memories of his 72 years of life still remain. The retired INCO employee and lover of trains meant a lot too many people. This Christian man inspired me with his dedication and love for the Lord as he traveled tirelessly with The Beulah Trio Gospel Group throughout the tri-state area. May Dru and the family continue to find comfort and love to deal with the missing of this fine friend.

MARCH: Martin Luther King march/celebration begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at 16th Street Baptist Church, traveling east on 9th Avenue, north on 19th Street, west on 8th Avenue, north on Hal Greer Boulevard and through underpass, east on 5th Avenue and ending at Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, where the event begins at 5:30 p.m.

BRIDES/GROOMS: The KEE100 Bridal Expo showcasing the very best and latest trends in bridal and formal wear fashions begins at noon Sunday, Jan. 20, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. A fashion show and door prizes are given away throughout the event using the main bridal registration. Thousands of dollars in prizes are also given away including a trip to Myrtle Beach and a cruise. Three lucky grooms are chosen to dig in a three-layer Paula Vega cake to win prizes for their bride. Must be 18 or older to win prizes. Grooms have a special “room” sponsored by Texas Roadhouse, 7-Up of South Point, and Herr’s Potato Chips allowing him to watch the games on the big screen. Participating vendors include A to Z Rentals - Special Events; Old Colony Realty; Bridal Registry Inc.; Jos A Bank; Putnam County Parks; Lara’s; Le Bistro; Men’s Wearhouse; David’s Bridal and others. Admission is $7.

BIRTHDAY: Jan. 17 would be the birthday of Katherine Journell, born in 1927, but she passed away Oct. 22, 2015. My special friend, Carolyn Byrd Williamson was the oldest of her six children and still miss her as much as she did when she first left her. Thoughts and prayers are with “Miss” Carolyn as she remembers that special lady.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Charles Statts, Linda Chapman, Tridon Adkins, Charlie Dygert, Helen Jackson, Betty Peck, Chuck Romine, Janne Rice, Betty Stombock, Steve Nord, Ryan Ramsby, Barbara Maynard, Matt Smith, Angi Chaffins, Adam Jones, Karlee Money, Brennen West. Betty Peck, Bryan Turman, Susan Caldwell, Mikki Larch, Randy Snyder, former Herald-Dispatch photojournalist, Betty Peck, Ron Wooddell, Lisa Willis, Barbara Riddle, Charles Romine, Mary Downs.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY: John and Gladys Goodson.

THURSDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Brayden Michael Thacker still in the single digits at 7, Mike Welch hits the mid-60 mark at 65, Amy Mathis, Trent Allen Mosley nears the mid-20 mark at 23, Paul Dempsey, Jennifer Matthews, Clay McCaskey, Coralie Adkins, Aiden Blake, Allen Davis, Linda Bedway, Richard Hoffman, Tim White, Angie Hill, Katelyn Huggins, Jim Sovine, Brenda Warner, Sue Ann Carroll, Nancy Van Valkenburg, former features writer with The Herald-Dispatch, Betty Duncan, Roxie Feese, John Archambault, Eli Crager, Linda Turner, Sheila Leach.

FRIDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Brady Williams, Nellie Kirby, Mary Johnson, Peggy Coleman, Anna Grace Lantz, Nikki Adams, Erin Elizabeth Adkins turns 23, Emily Morgan, Paul Dean, Jared Dille, Lois Keller, Adam Harshbarger, Chelsey Lilly, Missy Adkins, Jaclyn Pyles, Fred Buchanan, Jaclyn Pyles, Forrest Stewart, Leslie Bentle, Clyde DeVore, Alaina Harvey Pierson, Todd Taylor, Jane Graham, Linda Prater, Pippa Lambros, Haley Hall, Jill Cochran.

FRIDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Trevor and Caitlin Wilson, Mike and Suzy Richardson.

CHUCKLE: A woman rushed to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattled off: “Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my face! What’s wrong with me, Doctor!?” The doctor looked her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly said: “Well, I can tell you that there ain’t nothing wrong with your eyesight.”

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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