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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, Nov. 5

November 6, 2018

CLASS: An eight-week pottery wheel class begins Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Marshall University. Sponsored by MU Continuing Education Department, the classes continue through Dec. 18. The cost is $180. To register, contact http://epay.wvsto.com/MarshallContinuingEducatin/Default.aspx.

DANCE: An oldies night to dance those fast, slow, happy and melancholy songs begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Barboursville Community Center. Dick Newman is DJ. Oldies dress is welcome. The cost is $15. Contact dnbl@msn.com or 304-736-5380.

CONGRATS: Brandi Kennedy and Carmie McGuffin became parents of a son, Channing Jacobee McGuffin, Oct. 22. The bundle of boy weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Sandra Beach and Brenda McGuffin. He is the great-grandson of Leon and Sharon Shannon. May this precious little fella be brought up in the ways of the Lord.

SHIPS: Pinta and Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, are docked through Thursday, Nov. 8, at City Park Dock, Gallipolis, Ohio. A walk-aboard, self-guided tour is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at a cost of $8.50; $7.50 seniors; $6.50 ages 5-16; free ages 4 and younger.

14TH: Kai Rappold began her second teen year Oct. 29 as she turned 14. Here’s hoping the birthday was a super one and many surprise-filled ones will follow.

RECEPTION: A reception for veterans is from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Milton Public Library. Stop by and express admiration and gratitude for veterans and the service they have provided this great country.

CONCERT: The 21st annual fall concert by Tri-State Youth Orchestra String Section is presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Huntington’s New Baptist Church. Orchestra members are from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Admission is $5 and free ages 12 and younger. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Contact tsyo@aol.com or 304-743-7425.

MINISTER: The Rev. Russell Gue has inspired many throughout his years of ministry and 28-year pastorate at Green Valley Baptist Church, near Salt Rock. Being blessed with seeing many souls deciding to follow the Lord or rededicating their hearts, this minister passed away in late August at age 92. Late condolences to his wife, Deloris Adkins Gue; daughter, son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

MEET: GFWC Woman’s Club of Cox’s Landing meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Lions Club Building, Kyle Lane. Robin Spurlock leads pledge and club collect. Hostesses are Sue King and Janice Spurlock.

HOLIDAY: Huntington Museum of Art prepares for the Holiday Preview from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at its Museum Gift Shop. Decorations, gift items and artwork by regional artists are sold. A book signing of “Through Children’s Eyes: Exploring the Huntington Museum of Art” published by Headline Books and written by Suzanne Alexander, is from noon to 4 p.m. Light refreshments are served. A performance by Renaissance begins at 7 p.m. in HMA’s auditorium. Tuesdays are free admission days at HMA and visitors to event visit C. Fred Edwards Conservatory and HMA’s current exhibits. Free Tuesdays in 2018 are generously sponsored by Macy’s.

PARADE: American Legion Post 93 in Ceredo-Kenova sponsors the annual veterans’ parade at noon Saturday, Nov. 10. Plans are finalized and those wishing to participate may call Lee Jordan, 304-453-2444, or the post, 304-453-6722.

VOTING: A voting booth is set up for kids to vote for their favorite book during library hours Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Guyandotte Library. Kids Vote! Features options chosen from a list of items with high circulation in the public libraries.

SHOPPING: Aladdin’s Art Gallery offers a holiday shopping open house from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 13th Street and Lexington Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky. Call 606-325-2697.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Evelyn Martin, Myra Caldwell Cheek turns 68, Joshua Caruthers, Chrystal Maynard, Lynette Boyes, Destinee Spears, Sam Colvin, Beau Farley, Cheryl McCallister, Tom Bailey, Kristin Banks, Jean Kouns, Sharon Stark, Danny Jackson, Jaxon Hatfield, Danny Bryan spins the last of the 60s at 69, Chuck Kingery, Todd McMullen.

CHUCKLE: In a land far, far away, there was a Christian parish that had many attendees. A priest who was part of it used to give out miniature palm crosses he made by hand. One Sunday, he announced he would be giving them out. The congregation in the church that day reacted with glee. “Put this cross in the room where your family argues most,” he advised. “When you look at it, the cross will remind you God is watching.” When parishioners were leaving the church, a woman walked up to the priest, shook his hand and said, “I’ll take five.”

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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