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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, Nov. 12

November 13, 2018

SHOW: “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley is presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 14-17, in the playhouse of Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 at door; $15 MU faculty and seniors; and free to MU students with valid ID. Call 304-696-2787.

102nd: How does it feel to be over 100 years young? Evada “Jo” Collinsworth, formerly of Proctorville, Ohio, and currently Woodlands Retirement Community resident, was 102 on Oct. 19 and celebrated with a Jim’s Spaghetti lunch with family and friends at her residence. She traveled to California three times by car and took three different routes. Here’s wishing this young lady more of the same for a happy, healthy and longer life.

LIGHTS: Beginning Monday, Nov. 12, the Winter Wonderland of Lights features more than 500,000 lights at Ashland’s Central Park. The wonderland continues through Jan. 1.

INDUCTED: New members were recently inducted in the Kappa Delta Pi Chapter at Ohio University Southern. They include Kathy Webb, education program assistant; Allie Boschert, Tiffani Christian, Madison Applegate, Abigail Grant, Emily Allen and Keri Mootz, all students; and Dr. Martha Evans, assistant professor/campus liaison of early childhood education. Thumbs up on this accomplishment.

LATE: It is hard to believe that Frank Edmonds of Milton is nearing the age of 60. The former Salt Rock resident of several years began the last of his 50s (59) Nov. 5. Here’s wishing Frank the best of years with good health, happiness and many more birthdays.

TALK: Lifelong Learning Program offers its November Tuesday Talk at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Hampton Room at Woodlands Retirement Community. Dr. Wendell Dobbs speaks about the music of the John Marshall era.

BAZAAR: Usher in the holidays with Central Christian Church (DOC) as its “Holly and Bells Bazaar” is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Vendors, crafts, baked goods and more are featured.

TOURNAMENT: The second annual Mario Kart Switch Tournament for ages 8 and older begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Guyandotte Library.

SHOWCASE: Huntington High School Academy Showcase is from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Huntington High School’s main gym.

WOMEN: Lavalette Woman’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the clubhouse.

RAILROAD: Members of Appalachian Model Railroad Society have been working on the railroad to prepare for the 61st annual Model Railroad Show Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena Convention Center. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Displays of model train exhibits, memorabilia, historical railroad books, train-related artifacts and more are featured. Admission is $6; $1 ages 12 and younger.

ARTS/CRAFTS: Artisans from seven states display arts and crafts at the 51st annual Capital City Art and Craft Show at Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. The Country Kitchen offers fall favorites and vendors provide specialty food items. Sponsored by Kanawha City Lions Club, the event is from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Those attending are encouraged to bring nonperishable food products to local food pantries. Admission is $6; $2 ages 12 and younger.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Jenna Johnson, Lois Kinneer, Joe Miller, Tristen Nesmith, Ashley Stalnaker, Sarah Stark, Claudia Lyons, Betty Pinson, Jay Powers, Robert Price, Holly Hickman, Brittany Elkins, Liam White, Holly Hickman, Will Alexander, Robbie Williams, Barb Windon, Megan Archambault, Abby Birkhimer.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Jeff and Rita Given, T.J. and Ashlee Hill (2016), Janie and Max Cassidy, Grant and Liza Petty, Jerry and Phyllis Johnson.

CHUCKLE: A man awoke one evening to discover prowlers in his storage shed. He immediately called 911, gave his address, to report the prowlers and possible burglary. The operator at the other end said: “Are they in your house?” He said they were not, only in his storage shed in back of the house. The operator said there were no cars available at that time. He thanked the operator, hung up the phone and counted to 30 and called again. “I just called you about prowlers in my storage shed. Well, you do not have to worry, as I just shot them all dead!” Within seconds there were three police cars, an ambulance and fire engine at the scene. After capturing the prowlers red-handed, the policeman asked the caller, “I thought you said you had shot them all!” The man answered, “I thought you said there were no police available!”

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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