Brenda Lucas: Community News for Wednesday, Dec. 19

December 19, 2018

CONCERT: Renaissance concludes its “The Story Never Changes” series directed by Sherry White at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Beverly Hills United Methodist Church.

SPECIAL: Zadyn Adkins, great-nephew of mine, becomes “double digits” in age Wednesday, Dec. 19, as he turns 10. One of the sweetest, caring and smartest young fells one could ever have in their family has brought such joy, fun and laughter to our family. May his birthday be a grand one filled with much happiness, love, surprises and birthday cake.

CANTATA: A Christmas cantata begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Central United Methodist Church.

GREETINGS: Connie Rappold, longtime Herald-Dispatch employee working in many departments, becomes another year older Friday, Dec. 21. May her day be a super one with many more to come.

TRAIN: The holiday train stops coming down the tracks bringing holiday cheer as Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society concludes the event down by the floodwall (across from visitors’ bureau at 210 11th St.) The train social begins at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 22-23. Tickets are $20 or $15 ages 2-13. Hot chocolate and cookies are served. Children receive a stuffed animal and a bell from Santa.

NOMINEES: Five area students have been nominated for the U.S. Service Academy by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Local students include Jonathan Smith, Buffalo High, Putnam County, U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; Cameron Patterson, Marion Military, Home of Record, Putnam County, Military Academy at West Point; Cole Stover, Hurricane High, Putnam County, U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD.; Collin Dodgion, Grace Christian, Cabell County, and Spencer Monteville, Spring Valley High, Wayne County, Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.

PERFORMER: Peter Groc entertains on the accordion at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Chateau D’Italia Bed and Breakfast/Italian Dining, Chesapeake, Ohio. The cost is $15 plus gratuity. Bring non-perishable food item to be donated to needy family with three children. Contact 304-208-4525, 740-867-3112 or www.chateauditalia.com.

MINISTER: Megan Turman is the interim youth minister at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, Barboursville, replacing Bobby Bannister, recently resigning due to his work schedule. Although Megan may have some big shoes to fill, she is capable of doing a wonderful job.

BLUES: A “Blue Christmas” or “longest night” service begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church, Barboursville. The service of remembrance and hope is open to those who find rejoicing hard work.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Bree Huffman, Angie Runyon, Ann Cruise, Kelly Meehling, Robert Gremp, Mason Elam, Nate Jones, Marshall Summers, Derek Barker, Quentin Neighborgall, Woodson Charles Proctor, Kelly Combs, Helen Haile, Taylor Dean, Shandra Jenkins, Brittany Nance, Gary Roy, Eric Fetty, Mason Elam, Marshall Summers, Glenn Smith.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Joe and Toni Collins, Audy and Laura Perry, Bob and JoAnna Smith celebrate number 1, Russ and Maridel Witten, Bill and Paula Peyton.

THURSDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Kristin Bowers, Jackson Bucher, Rubie Kauffman, Xander Opimo, Ashton Warner, Ken Bannon, Sarah Weimer, Sarah Watts, Sarah Day, Mark Connelly, Donald Cremeans, Frank Roberts, John Praskwiecz, Benjamin Brent, Luke Grome, Isiah Meadows, Kenley and Kelsey Thompson, Brantless Shaffer turns 8, Sandra Budden, Katherine Cooper, Bode King, Mac Davis, Tylon Tarpley, Sherry Connor.

THURSDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Art and Linda Chapman, Harold “Had” and Frances Dale (1947), Mike and Bev Edwards (1985), Scott and Deidre Farley (1997), Jim and Sandy Boggess.

FRIDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Tess Baker, Taylor Cassidy, Tim Cassidy, Harold Bias, Gene Brown, Wanda Cummings, Bill Stark, Joyce Ray, Marie Archambault, Kristy Coleman-Burgess, Caleb Morgan, Conner Smith, Carlton Beth, Erin Wilson, Payton Conley, Thomas Schindler, Sue Nichols, Marvin Staton.James Dunfee, Brooklyn Lea Ash leaves the teens for number 20, Dick Loudermilk, Donna Underwood, Marcie Anderson, Harold Bias, David Short, Taylor Cassidy, Mark Chapman, Tim Cassidy.

FRIDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Frank and Hilda Mynes, Jim and Jenny Benson, Wendell and Helen Sebastian, Jon and Beverly Auvil.

CHUCKLE: All day long, the little boy sat in front of the exit door of a store. Finally, the store manager became worried so he went to talk to him. “What are you doing here?” he asked the boy. “I’m waiting for Jesus,” the boy replied. “How do you know he’s coming here?” the manager asked the boy. “I heard it in church,” he explained. “Jesus will be coming through the OUT door because the preacher said there’s no room at the IN.”

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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