Brenda Lucas: Community news for Tuesday, Aug. 21

August 21, 2018

NEARLY 50: Dr. Ross Patton, recently retired family medicine physician specializing in obstetrics and sports medicine with 30-plus years, celebrates nearly 50 years of marriage to Linda Patton Tuesday, Aug. 21. This couple has two daughters, two sons and several grandchildren with one on its way in Ecuador. Here’s hoping for a day filled with God’s many blessings, love, happiness, good health, friends and many more anniversaries.

CONCERT: The Return is featured during this week’s Heiner’s - Dutch Miller Pullman Square Summer Concert series presented by Kindred Communications at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Pullman Square.

DEPUTIES: Cabell County Sheriff’s Department promoted five deputies into new roles. Roman Thompson and Dale Enochs, who have been with the department 25 years, were promoted to lieutenant, Barry Lewis and Denis Ray were promoted to sergeant and Rick Romero was promoted to corporal after being sworn in by Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred E. Ferguson. Thanks to these fellows for trying to keep Cabell County safe and drug-free.

CHORUS: Hurricane Civic Chorus, directed by Branita Bratka and accompanied by Tom Minshall, begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church. Practice begins for December’s Christmas concert. Contact Debbie Finley, chorus secretary, 304-690-5387.

TEACHER: Lt. Junior Grade Ian Gilliam, 2012 Huntington High grad, is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America. The Huntington native serves at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) located at Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida.

MOVIE: “Forever My Girl,” rated PG, is shown during Movie Day at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Cabell County Public Library.

OFFICERS: Rotary Club of Barboursville recently elected new officers and directors for 2018-19. They include Bet Hensley, president; Jeff Madden, president-elect; Robin Brandon, president designate; Will Crabtree, secretary; and Jack Mease, treasurer. Fred Aylsworth, Brandi Beasley, Pam Price and Charlie Wookock are the director. Jon Jones, past president, presented the Rotarian of the Year Award to Jeff Madden and the President’s Award to Patti Dickey and Patti Price.

CONCERT: Shooter Jennings, singer/songwriter and son of country music legends Jessi Colter and the late Waylon Jennings, is featured at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Milton Performing Arts Center, WV Pumpkin Park. Also featured is Flat Tracker. Tickets are $27 at door.

LISTED: Six Huntingtonians were among 434 students named to the Dean’s List at Ashland Community Technical College for the spring semester. They include Kenneth Lee Cremeans, Jenna S. Fuller, Sid Russell Mosser II, Cassidy Brooke Roy, Jacob Shane Sellers and Jessica Woods. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher or at least 12 credit hours in courses number 100 and above.

SPEAKER: Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital offers a free seminar concerning ACL injuries at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the fifth floor board room of Bellefonte Centre, 1000 Ashland Drive. Jarrod R. Smith, MD, orthopedic surgeon, speaks on “ACL Injury, Treatment, Recovery and Prevention.” Refreshments are served. Call 606-833-CARE.

DEGREE: Jonah Skiles of Hurricane was one of more than 380 graduating from Coastal Carolina University earlier this month. He earned a master of business administration in business administration degree.

DANCE: Huntington Old Time Dance and Music hosts a toe-tapping and swinging square dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Old Central City Gazebo. The Stony Point String Band from Huntington is accompanied by caller, Abby Huggins from Eastern Kentucky. Call Dennis Bills, 304-412-4889.

TUESDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Brad Armstead, Joshua Jackson, April Parsons, Dave Gillum is short of 60 by three (57), Connor Mathew Pratt is a tween at 12, William Brown, Jack Coleman, Linda Gibson, Allen Harrah, Brady Lawman, Phyllis Keith, Jon Hamrick, John Klim III, Aspen Pyles, Autumn Ferris, Carolyn Hunter, Sarah Bodmer, Jeri Danford, John Tanner.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Brett and Kathie Faulknier, John and Priscilla Simmons, Dick and Becky Swisher, Lindsay and Carol Thorp (1971).

CHUCKLE: Joni was admiring her aunt’s necklace when she surprised her by announcing, “I’m leaving it to you in my will.” Joni was overjoyed, perhaps too much. “Oh!” she shouted. “I’m looking forward to that!”

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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