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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Wednesday, Oct. 3

October 4, 2018

MEET: Greenbrier Heights Garden Club celebrates its 45th anniversary at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Woodlands Retirement Community. Former members and other garden club members may attend. For reservations, call Cheryl Hodge, 304-526-3323.

ANNIVERSARY: On this date in 1972, I began my newspaper career with The Herald-Dispatch. It has been great meeting new people, continuing friendships and providing news at its best with the Tri-State area. Thanks for your support, readership and forwarding news. Now, let me get back to work and write your “column” news striving to make it to number 50.

HALLOWEEN: Ashland in Motion hosts its “First Fright-Day” from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 5, on Winchester Avenue, between 14th and 18th streets, Ashland. The Julie Reeves Band and Chocolate 4-Wheeler provide live music. Children’s activities, inflatables, edible haunted house contest and more are available. Contact director@ashlandinmotion.org or www.ashlandinmotion.org/.

BOOKS: Gently used books are available at Friends of the Cabell County Public Library’s book sale Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at the main library. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Proceeds benefit the library and its branches.

HIKE: Take another hike a Fall Wonders Hike in the seasonal series sponsored by Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District and Huntington Museum of Art at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct 6. HMOA Natural Trail Docents and GHPRD Recreation Team hike at the museum, followed by apple cider, pumpkin treats and nature-based craft. The outdoor event is free. Contact sleep@ghprd.org, 304-696-5954; cdearborn@hmoa.org; or 304-529-2701.

CONCERT: A concert featuring Singing Cookes and the Cooke Brothers begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Valley Park Conference Center, Hurricane. This is a non-ticketed event.

MISSED: Charles “Skip” Turner, M.D., may have left his earthly home Oct. 5, 2014, but his legacy lives on forhis volunteerism, specialty, kindness, love for people - just to name a few - and he is definitely missed. He was one of four co-founders of the current Huntington Internal Medicine Group.

BLESSINGS: “A Blessing of the Animals” worship service begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Enslow Park Presbyterian Church courtyard. Pets of all sizes and shapes are welcome to attend this day of thanksgiving in liturgy and singing for the gifts of all God’s creatures.

PET OWNER DAY: The Huntington Kennel Club is having a Responsible Pet Owner Day at the Barboursville Park Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Shelter No. 8. An agility demonstration along with Huntington Police Dog and obedience demonstrations will be held. Also, a pet costume contest is scheduled to be held.

REMEMBERING: Although memory loss has invaded the mind of my mother, Nada Lucas, she continues to remember the teachings and love of Effie Adkins, an aunt she considered as a second mother. “Aunt” Effie would have celebrated a birthday Thursday, Oct. 4 (born in 1918), but she moved to her new address in heaven in early December 2009. She was a great lady and friend to many and continues to be missed by many.

DINNER: Trivia with prizes begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Chateau D’Italia Bed and Breakfast/Italian Dining, Chesapeake, Ohio. The cost is $15 plus gratuity. Contact www.chateauditalia.com, 304-208-4525 or 740-867-3112.

WINNERS: Local elementary school students receiving awards and their future occupations in the SMART529 “When I Grow Up” Essay Contest co-sponsored by West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office and The Hartford include Isiah Goodwin, homeschooled first grader, astronaut; Isaac Napier, second grade, Martha, engineer; and Nicholas Roberts, fifth grade, Lavalette, cartoonist.

BOOKS: The fall book sale is offered during library hours Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6, at Gallaher Village Library.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Sandra Crutchfield, Jace Caldwell, Barrett Elkins, Ben Sanders, Chris Lynch, Nadine Hobbs, Valerie Sellards, Ashley Wilson, Amy Golden, Nick Oxley, Casen Proffitt, Emilee Ray, Nate Vance.

THURSDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Jimi Lawson, Linda Childress, Ed Dzierzak, Danny Barton, Jessica Stephenson, John Paul Figler, Mary Perrine, Jeff Rollyson, Betty Ryder, recent State Electric employee, Jill Coulter, Meredith Thompson, Bentley McCormick turns 5, Heather Wyatt, Karen Black, Mary Ann Hale, Skyler Smith, Meg Cyrus, Riley Mancuso, Linda Childress, Andrew Bentley.

THURSDAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Brian and Leah Wallace.

FRIDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Kasey Madden, Dwayne Castle, Lindsay Conley, Joe Preece, Arthur Thomas, Betty Abshire, Kathy Jackson, Emily Gay, Chris St. Clair, Janie Cassidy, John Goodson, Ron Musick, Will Simms, Kendra Woolard is at mid-20 mark (25), Judy Norris.

FRIDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Kimbo and Pauletta Lewis celebrate number 25, Cledus and Amanda Judd celebrate number 1.

CHUCKLE: Two high school boys were sitting in the gymnasium discussing prayer in schools. Tom looked over at Tim and said “Say what you want, but as long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.”

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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