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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Tuesday, May 14

May 14, 2019

GOSPEL: A concert featuring Huntington native, singer/songwriter, John Darin Rowsey and The Guardians, Southern gospel quartet, begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Milton Performing Arts Center, W.Va. Pumpkin Park. Other group members include Neil Uhrig, Dean Hickman and Pat Barker. Tickets are $15.90, $21.80 and $26.50.

NEWBORN: Congratulations to Jarrett and Jessica Baisden upon the birth of their son, Bear Alan, born March 27. The bundle of boy weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Scott Baisden, Pam Baisden and Benjy and Sheila Mosley of Kenova United Methodist Church. Bear has four older siblings - Madi, Mosley and big brother, Benny. May God bless this family and the new arrival.

PROGRAM: Club McFinn Junior, open to ages 4 and younger, is offered at 11 a.m. each Tuesday at JC Penney Court, Huntington Mall at Barboursville. Snacks are sponsored by Barboursville Sheetz.

AWARDED: Joe Ward of Buffalo was recently awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Marine Corps League for his service to Putnam County. Keep up the good work, Joe.

CLASS: WVU Extension Service, Cabell County Commission and Cabell County Community Services Organization Inc. provide “Plan, Shop and Save” program by Kandi Messinger, family nutritional program health educator, at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Marie Redd Senior Center. Pre-registration is required. Call Adrienne Willoughby, 304-523-2351.

WOMAN: Constantia Rhinehart of Elkins, WV, was one of five West Virginia University women awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach English abroad next year. Connie began studying the German language as a freshman and was in Germany as a Gilman Scholar in 2017. A student and graduate were named as alternates of the scholarship: Lawrence Georgiana of Uniontown, Pa., senior international and Chinese studies major, and Emma Alquist of Harpers Ferry, 2019 biology grad.

LUNCHEON: Democratic Women’s Club of Cabell County hosts a luncheon and monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Barboursville Moose Lodge, Eastern Heights Shopping Center, 43351 U.S. 60 E. Speakers include Senators Mike Woelfel and Bob Plymale. Information is distributed for club’s annual picnic in early June at Cabell County 4-H Camp. The cost is $15. Reservations are required by Wednesday, May 15. Email janetartrip@yahoo.com; kbs25701@gmail.com or ahughart@usgs.gov. For phone reservations, call Janet Artrip, 304-634-5855; Barbara Booth, 304-522-1471; Allison Hughart, 304-964-3669; or Kay Stewart, 304-523-4389.

HONORED: Morgan Zerkle, assistant coach at Indiana University and former Cabell Midland and Marshall University star, was recently honored at a softball game at CMHS when her Jersey number was retired. She is daughter of Matt and Becky Zerkle and granddaughter of Jerry and Clara Zerkle, all of Beulah Ann Baptist Church, Ona.

DANCE: “The Why, How, What and When of Cha Cha” is presented after intermission at the dance party hosted by Dick Newman from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Barboursville Community Center. The cost is $15 and pro-rated for late comers. Contact DNBL@msn.com or 304-736-5380.

SONGBIRD: One may call Luanna Karlet a songbird of sorts since she is a pianist at South Point, Ohio’s First Baptist Church, a saxophone player with C-K Alumni Band and perhaps a choir member, but I call her one of the sweetest and kindest Christian ladies this side of heaven. Since I became acquainted with Luanna in mid-2006, she has been an inspiration and blessing. What a joy it has been to visit with her from time to time and see that happy smile. As she celebrates another year of becoming older Tuesday, May 14, may it be filled with surprises, love, precious memories and continued happiness.

CARNIVAL: Seventh Avenue Baptist Church, pastored by the Rev. Bob Withers, offers a spring carnival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the church. Free blowups, games, prizes, hot dogs and soft drinks are available.

BLOODMOBILE: American Red Cross hosts a bloodmobile from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Chesapeake High School.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Bev Sauvageot, Tabetha Laverty, Saylor Peyton, Ann Harris, Kathleen Burgess, Evan Jarvis, Doris Staton, Roxy Turner, Thelma Carter, Becky Landin, Alyse Lewis, Alex Hill, Pat Boylan, Linden Chiles, Winona Holbrook, Kathy Plumley still in the 40s at 46, Luke Douglas, Sara Bosley, Jennifer Baker, Oscar Staggs.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: John and Nola Scott, Mike and Rebecca Richmond, Bob and Patty Dacci celebrate number 42.

CHUCKLE: A census taker stopped at the door of a woman with six children. He asked how many children she had. She began to name each of them. The census taker interrupted her and explained he only needed the numbers. The insulted lady responded angrily, “I love each and every one of my children; they each have names and I have never considered giving them numbers!” She then slammed the door shut.

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