Joyce Spencer: Community news for Friday, Nov. 9
LADY KNIGHTS VOLLEYBALL: Congratulations and good luck to the Cabell Midland High School Lady Knights volleyball team that plays Hedgesville High School in the state volleyball tournament today, Friday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. The Lady Knights defeated Spring Valley High School on Saturday, Nov. 3 for the 2018 Class AAA Region IV volleyball championship. Members of the team are Emily Stricklin, Ryleigh Bledsoe, Gabbi Carter, Shelbi Hickman, Gracie Hightower, Madison Frye, Taylor Harris, Caroline Kinder, Heather Strickland, Clara Lewis, Gracie Brumfield, Sophia Parlock, Maddie Meadows, and Madison Riggio. Coaches are Julie Brumfield, Gregg Childers and Aixa Crespo.
A WEDDING STORY: Drew Watson, Jon Nelson and Travis Epling have a good story to tell about being groomsmen in their friend, Andrew Ramell’s, wedding a couple weeks ago in Sea Isle, New Jersey. A major coastal storm battered the beaches and flooded the streets making it impossible for the groomsmen to drive from their hotel to the church for the wedding. So, they wore their jackets, shirts and ties, bared their legs, carried their dress pants and shoes, and waded several blocks in the chilly flood waters to the church. They have pictures of their adventure to show everyone as the Sea Isle News featured them on its newspaper website. The four friends, all Marshall University grads, were members of the MU cross country team while they were in college. They all live in different areas of the country now: Watson lives in Columbus, Ohio; Nelson in Huntington; Epling in Athens, Georgia; and Ramell in New Jersey.
SONGS ON THE RIDGE: The Pea Ridge United Methodist Church’s chancel choir and chancel bronze bell choir will present “Songs on the Ridge - an Evening of Music” on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 5747 East Pea Ridge Road. The program is directed by Dr. Alexander Lee of Marshall University. Special guests include Everetta Boyd and soloists, Rebecca Hodges, Christopher Bowling and Pat Holbrook. A dessert reception will follow the program in the fellowship hall. A freewill offering will benefit PRUMC’s ministry and mission. For more information, call 304-736-4467.
OPEN HOUSE: The public is invited to an open house celebrating the reopening of the Ebenezer Medical Dental Clinic, 1448 10th Ave., Suite 100, Huntington, and honoring its founder, Dr. Leo Fleckenstein, DDS, Friday, Nov. 9, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Join Dick Newman Friday, Nov. 9, at the Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Avenue, at 7 p.m. for an oldies dance ($15 per person) that will feature fast, slow, happy, and melancholy songs of the last several decades. For more information, call 304-736-5380 or email DNBL@msn.com.
BAZAAR: Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church, 4421 16th Street Road, Huntington, has its church bazaar Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Hot dogs, chili, soup and baked goods will be available as well as a white elephant room, a country store, and a holiday room.
LUNCHEON: The Church in the Valley, 1173 James River Turnpike, Milton, will honor veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11 by hosting a luncheon following the morning worship service.
Mark your calendar now for some community Thanksgiving services being offered. The Milton community service is offered at Milton United Methodist Church, 1007 Church Street, Milton. For more information, call 304-743-4500. For the Barboursville area, a community Thanksgiving service will be at Cox Landing United Methodist Church, 5995 Cox Landing Lane, Lesage, on November 18 at 6 p.m. The Reverend Angela Gay Kinkead, pastor of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, will be the evening’s speaker.
FREE THANKSGIVING- The Greater Barboursville Community Outreach will serve a free traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. at the Barboursville Senior Center, 721 Central Avenue. Reservations are not required and the availability of take-out depends on how many people show up. If you would like to assist in any meal preparations or make donations of food, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Monetary donations can be given in the form of checks made out to GBCO and mailed to GBCO, P. O. Box 293, Barboursville, WV 25504.
COLLECTOR ORNAMENTS: Barboursville collector’s Christmas ornaments are available now at the Parlor Gift Shop in the Barboursville Convention and Visitors Bureau at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. This year’s ornament features a picture of Barboursville High School. Other items from local artisans are available in the gift shop.
BIRTHDAYS: Happy birthday this week to Arlene Qualls, Terry Triplett, Jr., Stephanie Fetty, Maridel Witten, Brian Berry, Ashley Prentice, Larry Dickens, Ethan Crabtree, Carl Chapman, Robert Ratcliff, Donovan Steele, Larry Nikolaus, Geneva Baker, Luke Hamilton, C. J. Shepard, Gary Mankin, Wig Hendrick, Lynda Turner, Charlene Nicely, Shirley Taylor, Mary Lou Smith, Kathleen Beach, Brooke Dawson Gilmore, Freddie Tanner, Barrett Seay, Suzanne Byrom, Jeanne Wagner, Pam Artrip, Brandi Beasley, Connie Keyser, Joe McConda, Evelyn Martin, Matt Simmons, Myra Caldwell Cheek, Joshua Caruthers, Chrystal Maynard, Destinee Spears, Pablo Monyota, Meridith Hall, Jackie McCaffrey, Rhonda Crockett, Monica Dunfee, Lisa Jackson, Sharon Dangelo, John Belcher, Ernest Leonard, Priscilla Lynn Byrd, Stephanie Meadows, Randi Bias, Jeff Journell, Tara Nicole Fletcher, J. Anthony Staten, and Louise Adkins. Belated wishes to twins, Lucy and Lennon Stead, who blew out 6 candles from their cakes on Nov. 1.
Special birthday wishes to Bunk Perry who celebrated his 92nd birthday Sunday; to Henry Osborne who celebrated his birthday Tuesday; to Christian Large who became a teenager Thursday; to Karen Holland, Sharon Holland Mc Neeley, and Karen Holland Lemaster who all celebrate their 64th birthdays on Nov. 10; and to Dr. David Patick who celebrates his birthday next Tuesday, Nov. 13.
ANNIVERSARIES: Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are John and Delberta Riffe, Russell and Zenaida Prichard, Don and Becky Haddox, Tim and Tina Dean, Paul and Donna Montie, Jack and Sharon McKenna, Gary McIntire and Donna Love, Joey and Val Johnson, Bernard and Debbie McGinnis whose 45th anniversary was Nov. 3, and John and Donna Flowers who celebrated their 50th anniversary Nov. 2.