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Brenda Lucas: Community News for Wednesday, Sept. 12

September 12, 2018

GATHERING: Raines Family of Fort Gay conducts its annual three-day Rainesfest Homecoming Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16, at the Paddle Creek homeplace. Bluegrass music is offered Friday; gospel music, Saturday; and the reunion gathering, Sunday.

MAZE: Cooper Family Farms opens the annual corn maze from noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 28 at the Milton farm, 1201 Pike St. Admission is $12 (haunted/field of screams) and $25 tent rental with fire pit (two hour limit). Reservations are available for those wanting to visit Monday through Thursday. Contact 304-634-1722, 304-634-6293 or http://www.cooperfamilyfarms.net.

MEET: Guyan Valley High School Alumni meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Golden Corral, U.S. 60 East. The event is open to former grads or Guyan Valley attendees.

SONGWRITERS: Mark Bates, Julie Adams, Steve Hill, Clinton Collins, Amanda Bridgette, Jim Snyder and Larry Groce are top songwriters featured in “Woody Hawley: The Best of West Virginia Songwriters Showcase” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Charleston’s Clay Center. Contact www.theclaycenter.org or 304-561-3570.

FRIEND: I’ve been friends with Nadine Cyrus since 2002. In fact, she was a special friend to my late sister, Linda Adkins Hoover, who went to heaven that year and there is no wonder why she loved Nadine. Nadine, who celebrates becoming another year older Friday, Sept. 14, is one of the sweetest, most precious and thoughtful Christian ladies a person would ever want to meet. This dear friend recently had another hospital stay and here’s hoping her birthday brings better health, happiness, less loneliness (since losing her husband in late 2017), fond memories and a fun-filled day.

FUNDRAISER: Wyngate Senior Living Community hosts an “Alzheimer’s fundraiser” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Baked spaghetti, garden salad, breadstick, cheesecake and pop are served. The cost is $8 per plate.

GREAT: Zachary Scott Boling of Huntington, son of Cathy Porter of Barboursville and Chris Boling, is a great guy and dad to two young sons Zein and Zander. Zach, also a great car detailer of interior and exterior, was my first great-nephew. He celebrates 27 years of life Friday, Sept. 14. May it be a super duper day filled with dreams come true, fond memories, happiness and love.

PAINTING: Six weeks of “Oil Painting” classes by Patricia Reed begin Monday, Sept. 17, and Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Painted Palette Art Studio, 824 10th St. Classes are from 6 to 9 p.m. A new six weeks of indirect painting classes (old masters technique) will be announced later. Contact patriciareed.artist@gmail.com; paintedpaletteartstudio.com; or 304-416-2081.

COORDINATOR: Shannon Hankins of Flatwoods, Kentucky, is the new interdisciplinary early childhood education program coordinator at Ashland Community and Technical College. She has taught for Fairview Independent Schools and Crabbe Elementary School, as well was an early childhood specialist at Ashland Independent Early Childhood Regional Training Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Ohio University

Southern and master’s degrees in educational administration and curriculum and instruction from Ohio University and a doctoral in educational administration from OU.

TAILGATING: Executive Committee of Westmoreland Woman’s Club hosts a tailgate party for members at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the clubhouse. Devotion is by Nancy Fisher. Pledge to flag leader is Jennifer Parsley. Members are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors. Call Beverly Beldon, president, 304-429-2108.

THOUGHTS: Thursday, Sept. 13, marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Sandy Hatfield, dedicated and loving wife of Don Hatfield, former publisher of The Herald-Dispatch and author of a new book. Prayers and thoughts for Don during this difficult and ‘missing her’ time.

GOSPEL: Homeland Southern Gospel Sing begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Scott Depot.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Katherine Bryant, Eddie Jeffers crosses number 70 to 71, Daniel Justice, Madison Vanover, Crissie Jones, Mary Arthur, Chris Thomas, Lily Hager, Ariana Hale, Jamie Baugh, Jerry Hale still in 60s at 67, Shirley Lewis, Christopher Roy, Carla Snell, Chrissy Theuring, Vickie Harbour, Jimmy Kessler, Barbara Martin, Freddy Adkins, Josh Patterson.

THURSDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Ginger Mundell, Jeffrey Dixon Byrd is over the 55-mark by two (57), Dusty Mills, Dalores Williamson Massey, Brooklyn Taylor, Sam Denning, Tabatha Baire, Brian Casto, Susan Sullivan, John Browne, Betsy Byus, Faye Meeks, Flynn Perry, Joe Wyatt.

THURSDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Tom and Drenda Lambert, Tim and Jami Edin (2008), Roy and Betty Maynor celebrate the double 6 (66th) anniversary.

FRIDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Gabriel Brumfield becomes a teenager at 13, Skylar Mae Meadows turns 1, Bob Dacci is 63, Jax Anderson, Robbie Parsons, Tanya Morton, Gary Goodrich, Loma Williamson, Carole Williamson, Heath Scarberry, Kent Willis, Don Cliff, Charla Hardy, Lois Cloke, Wes Alexander, Karen Turman, Chris Cunningham, Tanya Morton celebrates the special (50), Gene Weekley, John Knight, Alan Edwards.

FRIDAY’S ANNIVERSARY: David and Malinda Shanklin.

CHUCKLE: Jack was in a minor car accident and went to the emergency room to get checked out. Everything seemed fine, but he still had a pain in his side so the doctor prescribed a painkiller. Jack took one of the pills before bed and fell asleep with the pain in his side still bothering him. In his dream, he was visited by God. Jack thought it was the end. “No!” he pleaded. “I’m too young to die!” “Relax,” God told him. ’I’m just here to tell you that your pain is from your rib and it needs to be taken out.” “No!” Jack pleaded. “I’m too old to marry another woman!”

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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