Community news for Monday, Feb. 18

February 18, 2019

FEST: The 11th annual Hillcrest Bruce Mission choir fest begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. Admission is free with canned goods. Call Mike Maynard, 606-324-5723.

LISTED: Tearria West of Huntington was named to the Dean’s List at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, for the fall 2018 semester. She is majoring in general studies.

JAZZ: Marshall University School of Music Jazz Studies Program presents the 50th winter jazz festival Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23. The MU Jazz Ensemble I with renowned trumpeter Rob Parton performs at 5 p.m. Friday at Smith Recital Hall. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra performs with Parton at 7 p.m. Saturday. High and middle school jazz ensembles and combos are invited to participate. Admission is free.

NAMED: Hailee D. Haas of Ironton, Ohio, was one of more than 3,000 students on Wichita State University dean’s honor roll for fall 2018. To be included on the honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

DINNER/SHOW: Ashland Lions Club hosts its fifth annual murder-mystery dinner theater performed by Murder and Merriment at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Ashland Transportation Center, 99 15th St. The theme is “Belles, Bourbon and Belladonna.” Tickets are $65, including the show, dinner and wine and beer reception. Proceeds provide eyeglasses and eye exams in Ashland for those in need. Contact 304-634-1109, club members or facebook.com/Ashland-lionsclub.

GRAD: JoEllen Cornelius of Huntington was among the fall 2018 graduates at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She received a master of public administration degree.

PROGRAM: Leap Into Science Program offered by WVU Extension Service and Cabell County Libraries is open to ages 3-10 with science activities and children’s books. A family workshop for the youth and families begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Guyandotte Public Library. Pre-K (youth ages 3-5 and families) may participate at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Barboursville Public Library.

HONORED: Savannah Sakhai, of Huntington was named to the dean’s list at Tufts University in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, for the fall 2018 semester. To qualify, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

CLASS: A 12-session class in “Wheel Throwing and Hand Building” takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 through May 20, at Huntington Museum of Art’s Studios 4 and 5. The classes instructed by Kathleen Kneafsey costs $265 or $295 for nonmembers. First 25 pounds of clay is included in class price. Additional clay is $10 for 25 pounds. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.

CONDOLENCES: An Irish quote says it all — “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” I remember Deritha Kuhn (then Cremeans) from when I attended Fifth Avenue Freewill Baptist Church. She passed away Jan. 18 at the young age of 58. May God’s love and mercy comfort her sister, Diantha Williamson and brother, Wesley Cremeans, as well as other family and friends during this time of loss.

BAKE SALE: Cupcakes and hot chocolate are available during the “bake sale for a cause” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Marshall University Memorial Student Center. Suggested price is $1 per treat, but donations are accepted. Proceeds benefit Huntington City Mission. The goal is to raise $800, which is enough for one day’s worth of food in the mission’s meal program.

BLESSING: Although Suzanne Rutherford and I cannot seem to make time to meet up to talk old (and new) times, it’s a comfort to know I have a friend like her. May the sun shine in the rain, laughter in the storms and strength in times of weakness as she celebrates another year of getting older Monday, Feb. 18. Having ‘Sugan’ as a friend is a breath of fresh air which makes every day feel like a holiday. Prayers that the heavens look down on her with all good tidings, healing power, good health, wisdom, love and good health.

READERS: Writers Can Read open mic night begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at The Inner Geek. Featured authors are Ann Pancake and Matt Ferrence. Refreshments are provided.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Phyllis Griffith, Kim Schmidt, Christie O’Bryan, Jon Starkey, Marsha McKinney, Alyssa Morabito, Carla Akers, Mildred McComas Smith turns the double snowman at 88, Malinda Shanklin, Gavin Blake, Darrell Walden, Josiah Wise, Willa May Weekley, Harriett Evans, Blakely Harris, Ann Short, Rob Armstrong, Karen O’Brian, Tinie Postlethwait, Melissa Mahoney, Aaron Hilton, Doris Flock, Sydney Harris.

CHUCKLE: At a Sunday service, the violin solo was performed by a well-dressed college student. After church, the performer’s brother jabbed him in the ribs and said, “How come you look so sharp and play so flat?”

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