Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, Oct. 1

October 2, 2018

LUNCHEON: Ladies Auxiliary of Huntington City Mission has its luncheon Monday, Oct. 1, at the mission.

41st: Charlie Slash Jr. celebrated his 41st birthday Sept. 27. Here’s praying for a happy year with good health, happiness, more love and fond memories.

CRAFT: An “Adult Fall Craft” to design a fall wreath begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Cox Landing Library.

RECIPIENTS: Caralee Casto and Emily Clements, Marshall University students, were recently named recipients of the Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan. Caralee, a junior Japanese major, spends her upcoming junior year at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan with Asian Studies Program. She also received the Morgan Stanley Scholarship, providing her with an additional $7,500, the Gilman and Gamestop scholarships. Emily, a senior International Affairs major, continues her studies in Japanese and international affairs while attending Chukyo University in the Aichi Prefecture. Congratulations to these two for these accomplishments.

CLASSES: “Creative Feltmaking” classes taught by Marlene Gruetter are from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3 at Huntington Museum of Art Studio 3. The cost is $80; $105 nonmembers. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.

ACCEPTED: Hannah Benge of Ashland has been accepted at the University of the Cumberlands for the upcoming academic year. The current Grace Christian High School student is a member of the Class of 2023 and among the 1,400 others on the Williamsburg campus.

MEET: GFWC Woman’s Club of Cox Landing meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Lions Club Building, Kyle Lane, with Robin Spurlock leading the pledge and club collect. Members are to bring arts and crafts items for judging.

BIRTH: Everlee Ruth Smith was born Sept. 7 to Jennifer and Jeremy Smith of Kenova United Methodist Church. The little princess weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 22 1/2 inches long. Siblings, Emily and Breanna welcomed her home, as did her grandparents, Kip and Tami Smith, and great-grandmother, Anna Mae Smith.

PARADE: Huntington High School’s Homecoming parade begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Lineup begins at 6 p.m. in front of the bus station, 4th Avenue, and parade route follows 13th Street to 8th Street. The theme is “Athenian Nights.”

LATE: Owen and Shirley Edwards, fans of this column, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept 27. Here’s hoping it was a fun-filled day with lots of love, happiness and fond memories remembered.

WOMEN: Lavalette Woman’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the clubhouse.

THOUGHTS: It’s funny how age changes things but one thing that didn’t change in the life of Charles Adkins is the love his brothers, Doffice and Mack, and sister, Nada, had for him and the love he had for them as it grew stronger day by day. He would have celebrated a birthday Monday, Oct 1, but he was called from his illness, pain and suffering in February 2017 to a place free of those things. Charles continues to be missed and loved.

FRY/BAZAAR: Central United Methodist Church hosts the sixth annual Lupus fish fry and fall bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The menu includes fried fish, cole slaw, French fries, baked beans, white or wheat bread. Pound cake and beverages are available for 50 cents each. A fried fish sandwich costs $5, while a fish dinner with beverage is $7. The bazaar features food, shopping and more. Proceeds benefit Lupus Support Group of West Virginia.

POP-UP: The second installment of Localization Pop Up Show featuring Static Fur, Juvenscence, Joey Andromeda and PSP, photography, printmaking and more takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Progressive Building, 418 8th St. The Afterparty features The Dividends, Ducain and Johnny Conqueroo at V Club, 741 6th Ave. Attendees must be age 18 or older. A $10 cover fee or $7 for the Pop Up Show is charged.

LATE BIRTHDAYS: Addison Webb, Sept. 1; Lucinda Baker, Sept. 2; Laura Thomas, Sept. 4; Jack Broce, Marshall Walker, Sept. 6; Hayden Maynard, Sept. 7; Courtny Lewis, Suzy Ramey, Sept. 9; Krystal Holmes, Sept. 10; Bonnie Adams, Sept. 12; Mabel Rumbaugh, Sept. 15; Amber McDearis, Sept. 16; Grace Roberts, Vallery Rice, Sept. 20; Jason Robinette, Brian Williams, Liam McDearis, Sept. 23.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Linda Williams, Max Cassidy, Kayln Marinich, Dixie Bostic, Bill Ryder turns 82, Beth Praskwiecz, Rikki Meckstroth, Drew Wright spins the last of the 30s at 39, Rachel Webb, Jack Hobbs, Monica Marshall, Arnie Werner.

CHUCKLE: Billy and Bobby’s dad decided they were old enough to try fly fishing, so they spent a Saturday afternoon tying flies. Billy was fascinated by the process and said, “I wonder who invented fly fishing.” “That’s easy,” said Bobby. “It was Noah. How else could he feed all those animals on the boat without using the two worms?”

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