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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Tuesday, Nov. 13

November 14, 2018

MISTLETOE: Under the mistletoe crafts and vendors are featured during the Mistletoe Market from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Ramada Limited, 3094 16th Street Road. Tickets are $10; $25 VIP tickets. Funds support Junior League of Huntington’s efforts to alleviate hunger in community.

SCOUT: Scout’s honor Noah Jonathan Little of Winfield was recognized Nov. 10 for Eagle Scout rank - the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America - at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, where he is an active member and involved in the Youth Group. The 14-year-old Winfield High freshman with a 4.0 grade point average is a member of Troop 164 in Eleanor, with Markel Fertig as Scoutmaster. He is son of Skip and Donna Little and grandson of Wayne and Becky Sloter of Vincent, Ohio, and Larry and Patricia Modz of West Monroe, Louisiana.

MYSTERY: Ironton in Bloom hosts “Fashion Runway: Murdering Diva’s” murder mystery dinner Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ironton’s Knights of Columbus. A cash bar opens at 6 p.m., followed by dinner buffet and show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60, available at Unger’s Shoes or Ironton in Bloom’s Facebook event page. Proceeds pay for flowers, pots and plant maintenance.

MILITARY: After four years of JRROTC at Cabell Midland High School, Jaycob Ely joined the U.S. Air Force. The 18-year-old son of Mikal Ely and Mike Meadows and Jason and Stacy Ely, all of Barboursville, graduated from basic military training in late September at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He plans to attend TECH school in San Antonio into Security Forces.

BREAKFAST: Former graduates or attendees of Guyan Valley High School may attend the bi-monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Golden Corral, U.S. 60 East.

FAITHFUL: Pauline “Polly” Adkins was a faithful servant to the Lord as she spread the Word week after week in her Sunday school classes for little boys and girls. The mother of one and grandmother of two definitely used the gift God had blessed her with. She was a hero of sorts as she did other things for her church and family. Knowing this Christian lady was one of my greatest joys as I felt she would never lead the little ones or anyone astray. Polly passed away Nov. 13, 2013, at age 80, but her memory continues to be precious in my heart.

GATHERING: Huntington East High School Classes of 1952 and 1953 meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at South Point, Ohio, Ponderosa. A good time and good conversation are expected.

DONATIONS: iHeart Media and KEE100 sponsor the annual Peanut Butter Food Drive through Nov. 30 to benefit Facing Hunger Food Bank. The school collecting the most peanut butter per capita wins a free school dance hosted by KEE100. Local school principals or officials may visit www.kee100.com to register for participation. The winning school is chosen based on an average of peanut butter jars per student. The community may also donate to the station or local schools. Donations are accepted at 134 4th Ave.

THOUGHTS: The Rev. Thurman “Jack” Winters Jr. had an impact on the lives of others as he shared an inspiration of hope and courage and lived in a way that showed faith and integrity. This Barboursville resident and CSX Transportation retiree perhaps saw many souls saved and/or rededicated unto the Lord during his ‘preaching’ years. He was called to his Heavenly home Nov. 13, 2017, at age 81. Thoughts of this good minister remain in the hearts of his family and friends. May they be comforted in knowing he no longer has pain, suffering, worries or heartaches.

SHINE THE LIGHT: For the past 15 or so years, a holiday tradition continues at Vern Riffe Performing Arts Center, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio, as the Oak Ridge Boys presents a Christmas show. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Tickets are $45 or $36-40; $43 or $33-$38 seniors; $35 or $26-30 students and $15 or $20 ages 12 and younger. Contact 740-351-3600 or info@vrcfa.com.

DIRECTOR: Dr. Alexander Wook Lee, South Korea native, is the new director of music ministries at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. Dr. Lee is assistant professor of voice and coordinator of voice studies and the opera program at Marshall University. He received his doctoral degree from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey and master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music. Welcome aboard Dr. Lee.

BROADWAY: Grace Christian School presents “Annie” at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium, Huntington City Hall. Tickets are $10; $8 students. Call 304-522-8635.

PARADE: Get in line and ready for marching as the Winter Wonderland Christmas parade begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in downtown Ashland.

BEARS: A special display of teddy bears, a craft and snack are available during National American Teddy Bear Day from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Milton Library.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Patricia Grierson, Matthew Chapman, Ginger Dunlap, Jack Gibson, Sandra Johnson, Kierstin Marsh, Sonya Beckett, Vivian Bell, Lawas “Mac” McClure, Pam Templeton Simpkins, 1965 Huntington East High graduate, crosses number 70 for 71, Jill Boyes, Ed Stone, Martha Cummings.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Dustin and Megan Fisher, Billy and Kelly Adkins (1981).

CHUCKLE: Will didn’t want his family to be under stress when he died, so he decided to get a prepaid funeral. The funeral director went through a long checklist, and Will picked out his casket, flowers, hymns to play and even the make of the hearse to ride in. Finally the director got to the last question and quietly asked Will, “Are there any words you’d like for me to say on that day?” Will thought for a minute and said, “Yeah, ‘Call 911 - I think he’s breathing again!’”

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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