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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, Dec. 24

December 24, 2018

CANDLELIGHT: A Christmas Eve candlelight worship service begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church.

PREACHER: The Rev. Jeff Arthur recently served as preacher at Barboursville’s Steele Memorial United Methodist Church. He stood in for Pastor Kevin Lantz and Kim while they were gone during the Thanksgiving week.

SERVICE: New Baptist Church offers its Christmas Eve worship service at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. Christmas carols, communion and candle lighting are featured.

APPOINTED: Randall Trautwein, native of Lavalette, was recently appointed to fill the unexpired term of board member, Tom Jarrell, by Wayne County Board of Education. The terms expires June 30, 2020. The 1973 Wayne High graduate also graduated from Marshall University in 1976 and Duke University School of Law in 1979. He is an attorney and counselor at law for Lamp Bartram Levy Trautwein and Perry, PLLC.

WORSHIP: “We Are Not Home Alone” is the theme for the Christmas Eve candlelight service beginning at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane, W.Va.

ONE: Carlie Kazee celebrates her first birthday Monday, Dec. 24 one day before her grandpa, Bill Budden of Kenova (celebrating his more than first Tuesday, Dec. 25). Carlie, daughter of Justin and Katy Kazee of Chillicothe, Ohio, is also granddaughter of Sandra Budden, also of Kenova, and George and Tonya Kazee of Huntington. May these folks have a joint celebration with many more to follow.

CANDLES: The Christmas Eve candlelight service at Central United Methodist Church begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24.

TROOPER: The 2018 Trooper of the Year at Gallipolis Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol has been selected. The 28-year-old Gallipolis, Ohio, native, Joseph D. Roush was chosen by peers and supervisors at the post for his hard work and dedication to public safety. He also was selected for the post’s criminal patrol award and division’s Health and Physical Fitness award in 2018. The trooper, graduate of Christ Academy in Point Pleasant, W.Va., joined the highway patrol in 2016, serving at Ironton and Gallipolis posts. He and his wife, Lindsey, live in Gallipolis with their son, Carson. Thanks, Trooper Roush, for your continued dedication, leadership and interest in public safety.

FUNDRAISER: A 77 1/2- by 85-inch quilt made by Christine Emerson is raffled to help purchase medicines (flea treatment and wormers) for animals at Advocates Saving Adoptable Pets’ shelter. Raffle tickets are one for $10 or three for $15, available at Bella’s Consignment Store, 1103 20th St., or through PayPal, advocates4321@yahoo.com. Checks may be mailed to ASAP, P.O. Box 1621, Huntington, WV 25717. The raffle drawing is Sunday, Jan. 6, during the ASAP’s New Year Adoption Event at 3 p.m. at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Call Martha Cummings, 304-417-0562.

MASS: St. Mary’s Department of Spiritual Care and Mission offers worship services for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in the Sisters’ Chapel, inside St. Mary’s Medical Center on 1 East. Available services are 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24; 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25; 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, Memorial of St. Stephen; 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31; and 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. Call 304-526-1188.

CLOSED: The museum is a place many people enjoy visiting during the holidays, especially for those from out of town. Huntington Museum of Art is closed Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-25, and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Its normal hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.

BELATED BIRTHDAYS: Brennen Adkins, Mary Beth Goodson, Dec. 11; Jason Moore, Dec. 12; Eben Staggs, Dec. 15.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Stacey Holley, Emma Becker, Brenda Carman, Jonna Morrison, Danny Frost with Jabo Supply, Megan Hanshaw, Loretta Covington, Matthew Boggess, Mary Arigan, Anita Prelaz, Henry Driscoll, Angela Cory, Lance Moore, Pastor Troy Nicely of Milton’s Church in the Valley, Angel Willis.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: John Bayliss and Susan McCracken, Tom and Linda Plumley, Cam and Mary Brown celebrate number 25.

CHUCKLE: After the Christmas cantata ended, Charlie laid down on the pew beside Lucy. She asked him why he was not standing and he replied, “That last ‘Glo-ooo-oooh-oooh-ooooh-ooh-ooh-ooria’ about did me in.”

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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