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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, Oct. 8

October 9, 2018

LAST: The last 2018 public performance by Harmonica Club is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Pullman Square.

CLASS: A “Family History” class hosted by Marshall University’s Libraries and FamilySearch.org is from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, on third floor of MU’s James E. Morrow Library. The class, free and open to public, is directed by Brent and Debbie Nelson. Contact Lori Thompson, 304-696-6611 or thompson39@marshall.edu, or the Nelsons, 602-743-9280 or bnelsonaz@gmail.com.

TALK: Dr. David Trowbridge, co-creator of Clio app, speaks during Tuesday Talk from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Woodlands Retirement Community. Admission is free for Lifelong Learning Program members; $10 non-members. “A Short Course on Major Religions” is from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Oct. 11, 18 and 25, at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rabbi Jean Eglinton, Dr. Majed Khader and the Rev. Jacque Compton. The fee is $30; or $60 non-members. Call 304-696-6007.

MOVE-INS: Three have moved into the Woodlands Retirement Community. A warm welcoming hand should continue to be extended to Ernie and Ginny Thompson and Barbara Walton as they settle in their new homes.

PLAY: “Peter and the Star Catcher” by Rick Elice begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 10-13, at Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre of Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 at door; $15 seniors and faculty; $7 ages 12 and younger; and free to MU students with valid ID.

NAMED: Shelby Paugh of Huntington was among more than 850 students named to the summer 2018 President’s List at Tallahassee Community College. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade point average of 4.0.

CLASS: Get started with the basics on how to research the family tree and learn about the genealogy databases and other handy websites with “Genealogy 101” from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 12, at Salt Rock Public Library.

AWARD: Glen Thompson, care management systems coordinator at St. Mary’s Medical Center, was named a winner of Spirit of St. Mary’s Award for September. Glen won in the service area.

REVIVAL: The Rev. Willie Mays is evangelist for a revival at 6:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 8-10, at Twenty-Sixth Street Baptist Church. Singers are Crossroads Baptist Church choir, Monday; host church talent, Tuesday; and youth night, Wednesday.

42: That’s the number of years Carolyn Byrd Williamson has been an employee of Huntington Hose and Hydraulics as of Thursday, Oct. 4. The one word she uses to describe this journey is a “ball.” That’s a great record, Carolyn. Congratulations on this accomplishment. Can we make it to 50?

NUTTY: Sometimes we’re nutty and sometimes we’re not Monday, Oct. 15, is last day to order pecans from Wayne County Community Educational Outreach Service program as part of its annual fundraiser. One-pound bags of pecan halves from this year’s harvest in Georgia are $10. Checks may be made payable to Wayne County CEOS. Contact WVU Extension Office in Wayne, 304-272-6839, or cathy.smith@mail.wvu.edu. Orders may be picked up in early November at extension office. Funds support community service projects and scholarships for members to attend State CEOS Leadership Conference at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston.

CONCERT: “An Evening with Melissa Etheridge” in her Yes I Am 25th Anniversary Tour is from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Charleston Clay Center. Tickets are $38.50, $58.50 and $88.50.

ZOMBIES: “Zombie Dolls” is instructed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Guyandotte Branch Library.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Nancy Carter, Ethan Kelly, Charles Morris, John Stinespring, David Nelson, Kay Perry, Janet Staggs, Norman Taylor, Annaleese Waugh, Bailey Shafer, D.J. Black, Mary Margaret Swavely, Joey Lynd passes number 50 to 51, Kara Gibson, Terra Journell begins the second teen year at 14, Ben Butler, Roxanne Fixer, Jeff Sawyers, Colin McCreery, W.T. Bradley, Carlous Adams, Maxine Hurst, Tyler Halstead, Russ Lingenfelter, Kim Neville, Eleanor Mortimer.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Stephen and Jennifer Hatten, Morgan and Kelli Ferguson (2016), Garry and Carol Woody celebrate 53 years.

CHUCKLE: A woman was sitting next to a lawyer on an airplane. The lawyer was naturally bored, so he kept bugging her to play a game of intelligence with him. The woman was reluctant, so the lawyer offered her 10 to 1 odds. He told her that every time she could not answer his question, she owed him $5, but every time he could not answer hers, he’d give her $50. The lawyer figured she was so dumb, he could not lose, and the woman thought for a few minutes and reluctantly accepted to play his game. The lawyer fired his first question “What is the distance between the Earth and the nearest star?” Without saying a word, she handed him $5. She then asked the lawyer, “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes back down the hill with four legs?” The lawyer’s face looked extremely puzzled. He spent several hours, looking up everything he could on his laptop and even placing numerous air-to-ground phone calls trying to figure out the answer. Finally, the angry and frustrated lawyer handed her $50. The woman put the $50 into her purse quickly without saying a word. The lawyer was outraged at this point and asked, “Well, what is the answer?” She glanced at him with a smirk on her face and handed him a $5 bill.

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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