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Brenda Lucas: Community news of Tuesday, Sept. 18

September 19, 2018

MEET: Cabell County Public Library Board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the conference room, main library.

GATHERING: Lillian Estep, longtime family friend, was one of five from Barboursville High School Class of 1947 attending a get-together in early September at Fratelli’s. Others present were Nellie B. Ettling, Madge P. Adkins, Olive B. Hager and Anna Lee Clark. It was a great time had by all.

SUPPER: West Virginia Mine Wars Museum offers a Blair Mountain Strike Supper, celebration of diverse foodways of coal camps in the Mine Wars era, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at United Mine Workers of America Local 1440 Union Hall, Matewan. Menu includes pinto beans, cast-iron cornbread, pig roast, sample dishes from African-American, Hungarian, Italian and Lebanese communities. A raffle, story collection area, Redneck Army photo booth and first annual Red Bandanna Awards are featured. Tickets are $20, available at www.wvminewars.com.

BAPTISMS: Those experiencing the waters of baptism at First United Methodist Church were Logan Stanley Chambers, Charlee Jean Adkins and Emelia Jaymes Adkins. Logan is son of Schauna and Josh Chambers. Charlee and Emelia are daughters of James and Bethany Adkins.

RALLY: Cabell County Democratic Women’s Club hosts a support rally for Karen Nance, West Virginia House of Delegates, 18th District candidate, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at American Legion Post 177, 6024 U.S. 60 E., Barboursville.

REMEMBERING: It’s not difficult remembering the beauty of the kindness and smile of LaDonna Jean Adkins, who entered her heavenly home Sept. 18 at age 53, after a bout with cancer. This Christian mother, daughter of Hollis and Emma Adkins of Barboursville, continues to be missed by her family and close friends.

CARNIVAL: Huntington St. Joseph Catholic School hosts the 14th annual “Carnival on the Block” from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, on 6th Avenue between 13th and 14th Street. Water balls, inflatables, games, face painting, cake walk, concessions and more are featured. Tickets and wristbands are available for purchase. Carnival pricing, including inflatable wristbands at $10; game tickets, 50 cents each; Sandy Candy, $2; water ball rides, $5; and cake walk, $1. Raffle tickets are also sold for themed baskets. A craft and vendor show is available in the gymnasium. Proceeds benefit the PTO. Contact 304-522-2644 or cgale@stjosephgs.org.

MEMORIES: Scott Marion Grieco and Charles Michael “Bub” Grieco III were brothers born 13 months apart and being called out of this world on the same date 11 years apart. Scott was 31 at the time of his passing Sept. 18, 2004, and Bub was 43 Sept. 18, 2015. These guys continue to be missed by family and friends.

ACTIVITY: Shawnee State University Geology Club and Ohio Department of Natural Resources host “Science in the Park” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at SSU, Portsmouth, Ohio. Free learning activities include games, hikes, presentations and more. Contact boydr5@mymail.shawnee.edu.

QUILTS: Ashland/Boyd County Tourism and Convention Center opens the annual quilt exhibit Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1509 Winchester Ave. Featuring polyester crafted quilts from indestructible fabric used heavily during the 70s and 80s, the show is titled “Poly Palooza.” The opening event, beginning at 3 p.m., features Ms. Merle Robinson West, current music director of Mead Methodist Church in Russell, Kentucky, and former pianist for the late Porter Wagoner, as pianist.

FAIR: Town of Hamlin take to the streets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, for a street fair on Walnut Street. Arts, crafts, food trucks, car show, inflatables, kids’ corner and more are featured.

CROSSROADS: Mountain Arts Center showcases the inaugural Brandy Keg Crossroads Saturday, Sept. 22, at Jenny Wiley State Park Amphitheatre. The outdoor venue features Short & Company, Joslyn and The Sweet Compression, Down to The River and Bek and The Starlight Revue and Mystery Meat Blues Band. Tickets are $21. Contact 888-MAC-ARTS or www.macarts.com.

SALE: Sacred Heart Church hosts a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Several vendors also attend the event.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Edna Journell Palmer, Larry Bias, Huntington East High School Class of 1965, is over the 70-mark at 71, Allison Gossett, Jean Jordan, Pam Erwin, Mike Edwards, Jordan Nash, Claire Shumaker, Stacy Morgan, Kristin Hayes, Carmen Boso, Luke Adkins, Jase Casto, Marion Davis, Gary Carr, Karen Fragale.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Larry and Elaine Blackaby celebrate number 8, Timmy and Leslie Taylor.

CHUCKLE: “Officer,” the guy yelled, “my mother-in-law knocked me down with her car!” “Are you sure that it was your mother-in-law?” asked the officer. “Absolutely,” the man said, “I’d recognize that laugh anywhere.”

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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