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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Tuesday, Sept. 25

September 26, 2018

OOPS: I apologize for the error in the Sept. 19 “Community News” column. I listed Ron Wroblewski as president of Veterans for Civic Improvement when in fact, Fred Buchanan has been its chair for the past three years. Ron, general chair of VCCI at one time, is currently president of Tri-State Chapter 949 Vietnam Veterans of America. Sorry Fred, thanks for letting me know the error and keep reading.

CLASSES: St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Chesapeake, offers RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes, starting Thursday, Sept. 27, in the parish hall, at 7 p.m. for approximately two hours, including a break for refreshments. Classes are conducted primarily by the Rev. Charles Moran, plus several guest speakers. Call Rev. Moran, 740-867-4434, or Sue Pfaffenberger, 740-867-4184.

BULLY: Professional Bull Riders buck the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour’s event into Huntington for the second consecutive time next week. The live sporting event featuring some of the best bull riders in the world on an eight-second ride begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Tickets are $15.

DAISY: Jennifer Brewer, BSN, RN with Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s second floor oncology and stroke unit, may not be driving “Miss Daisy” around the neighborhood but she is carrying the Diseases Attacking the Immune System (DAISY) award recently presented by OLBH and Bon Secours. The Ashland resident received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Marshall University and is certified by the Oncology Nursing Society.

GREEN: United Green Building Building Council hosts West Virginia’s first-ever Women in Green event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Marshall University Memorial Student Center. The theme is “Leading With Purpose.” Panelists include Autumn Long, program director, Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia; Breanna Shell, planning director, City of Huntington; Margie Phillips, instructor, Marshall University Lewis College of Business, Marisa Long, vice president of public relations and communications, USGBC; and Jill Watkins, owner, Watkins Design Works and chair, USGBC West Virginia Market Leadership Advisory Board, moderator. Registration fees are $15 and $20 nonmembers. To register, contact www.wvwig2018.eventbrite.com.

DANCE: A night of Appalachian square dancing and music is from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Don Morris Room. Music is by Stony Point String Band. Square dance caller is Tony Minney from Glenville. The dance, sponsored by Marshall University Office of International Student Services and Huntington Old Time Dance and Music Inc., costs $7; free ages 12 and younger; and free to MU students and faculty with MU-ID.

WINNERS: B-i-n-g-o Five Woodlands Retirement Community residents were named August Jackpot bingo winners. They include Opal Jones, Aug. 1 and 29; Lorraine Childers, Aug. 4; Susan D’Aoust, Aug. 11 and 25; Dot Hicks, Aug. 22; Sally Michel, Aug. 15 and 29.

CONCERT: Thomas Rhett brings his “Life Changes Tour” to Charleston Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Guests are Brett Young and Midland. Tickets are $31.75, $56.75 and $76.75. Call 800-745-3000.

CONDOLENCES: Sympathy is with the family of Hunter Stanley Jr., who passed away Sept. 2, at age 85. The Pensacola, Fla., resident for a short time and former long-time Barboursville resident had a family bakery most of his life. The avid Kentucky Wildcat fan is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis; two sons, four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, as well as a beloved cockatiel, “Pretty Boy” of more than 20 years. May God’s love surround and comfort the family during this time of grief.

DIVAS: River Magic Chorus, local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, conducts a membership promotion, Sweet Divas! 2018, through Oct. 13. The Divas join the chorus in singing two songs learned over a period of six weeks for the annual show Oct. 13 at Marshall University Smith Hall. Contact 304-617-1816; rivermagicchorus@gmail.com; or www.facebook.com/rivermagicchorus.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Jeannie Zitter, Bill Shafer Sr., Naomi Goodrich, Dakota Edwards, J.D. Black, Caitlin Null, Tara Fullen, Brittany Bartrum, Mike A. Clark, Kristia Hatfield, Tammy Fenerty, Amy Garinger, Brenda Hanson, Michael Hinshaw, Trevor Johnson, Robert O’Dell, Elizabeth Auvil, Mark Saunders, Louis Mae Conner, Debbie Bradley, Waverly Hughes, Amy Reiter.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Joey and Nikki Adams.

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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