Brenda Lucas: Community news for Saturday, March 2

March 2, 2019

CLASSES: A “Beginning Digital Photography Class,” instructed by Laura Moul, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 18 and 25, at Hobby Lobby. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to allow for small-group instruction. The cost is $80, including reference materials. Contact 222.moulphotography.com or 304-743-8281.

NAMED: Students named to the fall 2018 Dean’s List at Ohio University Southern included Kaitlynn Michelle Boyd of Athens; Emily Grace Allen, Melissa D. Allen, Dakota Montroso Blankenship and Anna Elizabeth Rose, Chesapeake; Catherine Cecelia Eisenschmidt, Cincinnati; Trevor Lemaster Barrett and Cameron S. Meadows, Coal Grove; Katy Nicole Snow, Coalton; Taisiya Barabanova and Devonte Edward Portis, Columbus; Sarah Elizabeth Adkins, Crown City; Madison Elaine Applegate, Kayla Rene Moore and McKailyn Wamsley, Franklin Furnace; Sarah Elizabeth Eplin, Gallipolis; Joseph Robert Strassel, Grove City; Hannah Lee Pennington, Hanging Rock. To qualify for the list, students whose GPA for the semester is at least 3.5 for a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit earned, including at least 12 hours attempted for letter grades that are used to calculate GPA.

WISHES: Greetings to Tim Wilburn Sr., retired city of Huntington employee, on becoming 65 years young Saturday, March 2. May it be a super day filled with happiness, love and fond memories followed with many more birthdays.

RECOGNIZED: Chris Crigger was recently honored as one of West Virginia’s Outstanding Democrats of the Year by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III. He was chosen by local county leaders for hard work and dedication to the Democratic Party in Cabell County.

LOCATION: Worship services begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the new location of Faith Baptist Chapel, 43 Township Road 1010, Chesapeake, Ohio. Sunday school begins at 6:30 p.m. Bible study and children’s classes are offered at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Brian Root is pastor.

13: I celebrate another anniversary during the month of March - not a wedding anniversary, mind you. But, the 13th anniversary of my gathering news and writing community news, such as this column, after the late and great Jack Hardin retired from his “About Town” column. My thanks to the readers far and near and for their contributions and submissions of news. I am looking forward to another year with you, so let’s get movin’.

MEETING: Cabell County Democratic Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Cabell County Courthouse, third-floor commission chambers.

BAPTISMS: Four individuals were recently baptized at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church. They include Elija McMullen, Ellianah McMullen, Diana Waugh and Nora Waugh.

MEMORY LANE: Come to Milton Volunteer Fire Department Community Center and take a ride down memory lane at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $10. Concessions are available.

SPEAKER: The Rev. David Richards fills the pulpit Sunday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 6, at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church. This retired pastor with 17 years at Second Presbyterian Church has been a frequent speaker in the past several months.

MUSICAL: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning musical, “Cinderella,” begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, as part of Marshall Artists Series. Tickets range from $54 to $85. Contact 304-696-6656 or ticketmaster.com.

OLDEST: And, then there were three children born to Dr. Mitch and Micki Shaver. I had met the younger two twins Adam and Karl Shaver but recently was blessed with seeing the sweet smiles the oldest Erin Shaver who blows out birthday candles, wears the birthday hat and toots the birthday horn Saturday, March 2. May her special day be an enjoyable and blessed event.

SHOW: More than 100 exhibitors, Tri-State Master Gardeners, home and garden experts are featured during the WSAZ Home and Garden Show next weekend at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The event is from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Huntington Garden Club, Bob’s Market and Greenhouse, Green Clovers 4-H Club, Good News Llamas and Little Victories Animal Rescue Group sponsor a Kid’s Adventure Garden with an interactive garden and petting zoo.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Bill McIlvain, Scout Ashworth, Roman Hill, Karen Spoor, Barbara Hamrick, Missy Smith, Teresa Hogsett, Seth Kinker, Laura Schaffer, Sarah Daniels, Hazel Merrimee turns 83, E. Matt Ritter, Gabe Willis, Edna Brooks, Zoe Harold, Mark Hardesty, Mike Hager, D.W. Walker, Anita Asbury, Kyra Holbrook, Al Cole, Diane Whaley, long-time Herald-Dispatch employee, nears the mid-60 mark but still under at 64, Missy Smith.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Kelly and Shawn Floyd.

SUNDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Brooke Dudley, Phil Corkrean, Kevin Bannon, Eddie Marcum, Ginger Chapman, Al Young, Michael Thompson, Tori Charlton, Frank Henderson spins the last of the 70s at 79, Jennifer Adams, Joe Collins, Tommie Templeton, Joel Black, Jamie Starkey, Stephen Nelson, Missy Morrison, Erma Lee Scott, Thelma Sargent.

SUNDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Terry and Linda Chapman, Bol and Phyllis Kiser.

CHUCKLE: A tourist was in Cork but wanted to go to Dublin for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. He stopped Paddy in the street and asked him, “Excuse me, can you tell me the quickest way to Dublin?” Paddy said, “Are you on foot or in the car?” The tourist answered, “In the car.” Paddy said, “That’s the quickest way.”

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