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Brenda Lucas, Community news for Wednesday, Aug. 1

August 2, 2018

CHILLY: “Stay Cool,” First Friday is presented by Kool Hits 105.7 from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 3, in downtown Ashland. The event features live music performed by Outrider and 3rd Rock in the intersection of 15th Street and Winchester Avenue facing the First Friday Beer Garden. The downtown concert is free and open to the public. Music begins at 7 p.m. First Friday music is sponsored by Town Square Bank. Children’s activities and more are also featured.

MUSICAL: Paramount Players presents “Legally Blonde the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 3-4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. Tickets are $25; $18 students.

100TH: James Dyer Standard became one of Putnam County’s oldest residents and veterans in July and honored with a birthday celebration by his family at John Henson Senior Center. Here’s hoping his 100th birthday was a great one and will be followed by many more.

GOSPEL: Squire Parsons, former teacher in Mason County, WV, sings the gospel in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at First Baptist Church, Proctorville, Ohio.

PASSED: Nearly a dozen in the Health Sciences Academy at Cabell Midland High School recently passed the certified patient care technicians exam and are now nationally recognized as Certified Patient Care Technicians. The following seniors can apply anywhere in U.S. to begin working in the health care field: Joshua Boling, Destanee Carter, Ashley Childers, Hannah Clark, Faith Craddock, Jake Elliott, Alex Houck, Olivia Johnson, Savannah Marcum, Gracie Martin and Logan Ward. Congratulations to these 11 for this accomplishment.

NOODLES: Oodles of noodles are served during the spaghetti luncheon fundraiser sponsored by Cabell/Wayne Medical Reserve Corps from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Tri-State Fire Academy building, 4200 Ohio River Road. A vendor sale is also available. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert for $8 and $4 ages 12 and younger.

DEGREE: Catherine Dennison of Huntington was among more than 3,900 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises in mid-May. She graduated magna with a BA degree, majoring in Integrated Eng Lang Arts Edu. Thumbs up, Catherine, for a job well done.

GARDEN: “Controlling Pests in the Garden” with Chuck Talbott, WVU Extension agent, is the topic for this week’s Putnam Summer Gardening Series from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Putnam County Library, Hurricane. Call 304-586-0217.

MYSTERY: Heritage Farm Museum and Village hosts its second annual production of “The Great Huntington Raid!” by Murder and Merriment Murder Mystery Theatre Troupe at 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 3-4. Tickets are $40, by reservation only. Contact 304-522-1244 or www.murderandmerriment.com.

RACING: Stock car racing featuring the 24-Hour Gridlock Series/ $50,000 payout begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Ona Speedway. Gates open at 3 p.m. Admission is $10; $7 ages 11-17; and free ages 10 and younger.

CRUISE-INS: Nitro Antique Car Club hosts monthly cruise-ins from 5 p.m. to dusk Saturday, Aug. 4, featuring Boomtown Bash/57th annual Nitro Antique Car Show Cruz-N Friday with live entertainment and prizes. Call 304-881-2015 or 304-755-4421.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Linda Daniels, Gavin Jones, Glen Morrison, Blake Weekley, Logan Chambers, Larry Moore, Liam James Edward Adkins turns 4, Greg Porter celebrates number 67, Breanna Smith, Jane Crawford, Carol Jones, Marie Nelson, Carl Pemberton.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Sean and Allison Coughlin (2009).

THURSDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Butch Edwards, Will McClure, Tina Edgar, Vicki Hanshaw, Chloe Dean begins the second of teen years at 14, Olivia Frye, Dave Marshall, Fed Ex motor freight driver still in the 40s at 43, Jake Sharp.

THURSDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Jim and Mindy Backus, Mike and Angie Bailey, Jennings F. and Violet Cornwell (1957), Paul and Patricia Cline (1975), Seth and Alison Stender (2013).

FRIDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Sharlee Henry, Gerry Holley, Christy Edwards, Jennifer Adkins, Michael Campbell, Tim Cummings, Michael

Wentz, Nicholas Brownstead, Susan Fleshman, Benjamin Baisden, the Rev. Jim Richards, Judy Dallis, Ralph Wilson, Ana Ramirez.

FRIDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Paul and Paula Dickerson (1997), Bob and Karen Adams, Lee and Jennifer Adams, Scott and Michele Blake.

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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