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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Saturday, Jan. 12

January 12, 2019

SOUP: Huntington Junior League kicks off its annual soup drive Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Marshall University vs. West Kentucky University men’s basketball game at Cam Henderson Center. League members are accepting non-perishable food items or monetary donations during the game. Proceeds benefit Facing Hunger Food Bank.

CHORAL: Deborah Bradley, director of MU Choral Union, invites singers to join the group for a new semester of music-making, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Smith Music Hall, Room 150. No audition or membership fee required. Contact bradley34@marshall.edu.

WISHES: One of the sweetest, kind women in Milton celebrates a birthday Sunday, Jan. 13. Jo Fulks Martin was formerly employed at a local doctor’s office and always met her patients with a smile and often a hug. May your birthday be a special and grand event.

PRESENTATION: Charleston Light Opera Guild performs “Mamma Mia!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 18-19, at Charleston’s Clay Center. The presentation also begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Tickets are from $28 to $33.

GRIEF: Good grief — Teays Valley Church of God continues its “GriefShare” weekly support groups at 10 a.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Child care is available for the Wednesday group. The class is free, but participants must purchase a workbook for $20. To register, contact connect@tvcog.org or 304-757-9222.

LIST: Eighteen Huntington Junior College students majoring in business management and nine majoring in substance abuse counseling assistant were named to the President’s List for the 2018 fall quarter. Students must have maintained full-time status and a 3.5 GPA or higher. The nine business management students recognized were David Barreto, Dawniell Belcher, Richard Bird, Melanee Howard, Cameron Lasater, Jennifer Lewis, Ashley Massey, Brittany Seals and Alissa Swiger. The nine majoring in substance abuse counseling were Liliena Faasavalu, Makayla Hart, Courtney Hester, Clarissa Holland, Michele Mowery-Stevens, Fran Stenson, Katy Taylor, Ashley Travis and Stefani Tucker.

QUILTS: Sisters Fabrics and Handmades of Wayne hosts the “winter quilt challenge” through April 30. Registration is $5. Quilts are displayed at the quilt show in May at Wayne United Methodist Church. A people’s choice and judge’s choice of first- through third-place are featured with prizes awarded. Submission deadline is April 1.

FIRST: First-place overall in Huntington High School Drill Competition in early December was awarded to Spring Valley High School JROTC Drill Team, which is the eighth time overall won since the program began in 2005. The same team also won first overall at Riverside Drill Meet in mid-December. The Drill Team also placed first in Armed Platoon Inspection, Armed Platoon Regulation Drill, Armed Squad Regulation Drill and second place in Inspection, Advanced Color Guard and LET 1 Color Guard. The Riverside overall win was secured by first place finishes in Armed Regulation Drill, Unarmed Regulation Drill, Armed Exhibition Drill, and Unarmed Exhibition Drill. David Ross won individual honors for first place in Armed Solo Exhibition Routine.

FILM: “Magisterium of the People,” sponsored by West Virginia International Film Festival and Catholic Committee of Appalachia, begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at The Underground Cinema, Charleston, as part of the Movies that Matter Monday Film Series. Tickets are $9 and $5 student/children.

MATINEE: Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio hosts a special award-winning bluegrass matinee with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Tickets are $28 advance or $33 at door. Contact 740-753-1924 or www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Joanna Brown, David Kalonick, Clinton Foster, Fred Bias, Andrew Vallandingham, Becky Chambers, Mary Lyons, Libby Lewis, Zachary Noble, Barbara Lynn Spurlock, Candie Bogren, McDonald Morris, Sabrina Thomas.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Phil and Brenda Powers celebrate number 51.

SUNDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Tammara Tucker, Amy Arigan, Julie Harmon, David Riggs, Neda McGlothlin, Sarah Cummings, Evan Kendall Fleshman spins the last of the teens at 19, Doris Strank Davis of Proctorville, Ohio, turns 87, Carol Monnig, Addison Faith Marcum, Sandy White, Hannah Hensley, Cerese Thomas.

SUNDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Bob and Brenda Carman.

CHUCKLE: When Jimmy went to get his driver’s license renewed, the local motor-vehicle bureau was packed. The line inched along for almost an hour until the man ahead of Jimmy finally got his license. He inspected his photo for a moment and commented to the clerk, “I was standing in line so long, I ended up looking pretty grouchy in this picture.” The clerk looked at his picture closely. “It’s okay,” he reassured the man: “That’s how you’re going to look when the cops pull you over anyway.”

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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