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Brenda Lucas: Community News for Wednesday, Aug. 22

August 22, 2018

MEAL: Greater Barboursville Community Outreach provides a free meal of hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, ice cream, cookies and beverages from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Barboursville Senior Center.

LIST: Eric Anthony Lane of Branchland, West Virginia, was among 434 students named to Dean’s List for spring semester at Ashland Community and Technical College. Others from the area included Mark Allen Doss and Olen Randall Thompson, Fort Gay; Andrew Brian Hamm, Julien Edward Holley and Levi Nathaniel Lucas, Kenova; Joseph Aaron Reynolds, Lavalette; Meghan Elizabeth Castle, Nicholas Andrew Cavins, Zachary Ellis, Tori A. Nolan and William Evan Richards, Prichard; Kevin Ryan Spence and Branty Bill Wilson, Wayne. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher or at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above.

RACING: A Labor Day weekend fall expo begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Ona Speedway. Gates open at 3 p.m. Admission is $10; $7 ages 11-17; free ages 10 and younger.

CONCERT: Creedence Revived and Dear John: A Tribute to Lennon are featured during the Concert for a Cure sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Barboursville Park Amphitheater. Admission is $10. Tickets are available at www.concertforacurewv.org or at the gate. Proceeds benefit cancer patients in need at both hospitals. Gates open at 5 p.m. Chairs, blankets and coolers are permitted. Local food trucks sell food and beverages.

REGISTRATION: Registration is accepted for the Fall semester at Ohio University Southern, Ironton, Ohio. Classes begin Aug. 27 at Ironton Campus and Proctorville Center. Contact 740-533-4600 or http://ohio.edu/southern.

BAND: A concert by We Are Messengers begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Ashland’s Paramount Arts Center. The family band and ministry originally from Ireland is led by Darren Mulligan. Tickets are $35, $30, $28 and $25.

NIECE: It’s not time to call the fire department just yet, Cathy Porter hasn’t reached that age, but my firstborn niece is getting closer as she celebrates blowing the birthday horn Friday, Aug. 24. Cathy, grandmother of two grandsons (Zein and Zander) continues to seem like a daughter to me as we spent lots of time together in her growing up days. May her special day be filled with laughter, love, fond memories and good health, followed by many more years of birthday celebrations.

REUNION: A combined 45-year reunion for Huntington East High School Classes of 1972 and 1973 is offered from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Guyan Golf and Country Club. Cost, optional activities and how to register are available by emailing hehsclassesof7273@gmail.com or though Facebook, HEHS 72-73 Class Reunion.

SLIDES: The Rev. M. Elizabeth Withers, daughter of Pastor Bob and Sue Ann Withers of Huntington and minister of Harrisonburg (Virginia) Baptist Church, along with Joyce Deavers, a member of the church, present a slide show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Seventh Avenue Baptist Church. The educational show will be accompanied by commentary about their visit to Nasaruni School for Maasai girls in Narok, Kenya, in April. The slides show a ride on a safari and elementary and middle school aged girls at the school.

WEDNESDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Dorothy Lunsford, Donna Lipscomb, Harleigh Shae Knight turns 6, C.A. Adams, Mabel Brooks, Gary Adkins is over 70 at 71, Jane Beal, Sharon McKenna, Mary Piaskowski, Nathan Hamilton, Clara Worst Schulte, Melody McSweeney, Cyndi Saxton, Debbie Gibson.

WEDNESDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Jeff and Terri Rowe, Jason and Katina Haught, Larry and Mary Baker, Christopher and Krystal Gibson celebrate number 3, Kevin and Melissa Hamilton, Bob and Sharon Sparks (1975).

THURSDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Jim Dailey, Wanda Edwards, Elaine Harvey, Jessica Caney, Tracy Foster, Dudley Vititoe, Shyanna Clark hits the double digits at 10, Luke Browne, John Vance, Dwight Williams, Jack Lively, Teasha Adkins, Scott Wheeler, Thomas Scott Wheeler, Mary Beth Hoffman, Robin Triplett, Chris Holley of Lowell, North Carolina, and former Huntingtonian, celebrates 43.

THURSDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Deidra and Daniel Simmons, Dick and Robin Ash, Dusty and Tammy Reynolds, Byron and Marion Davis, Ron and Fanny Keyser (1956), Shelia and Gary Roy, GiGi and Tim Gerlach.

FRIDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Margie Wright, Anna Adkins, Tiffany Kendrick, Tyler Marcum, Kaid Baker, Khloe Estep, Adam Holley, Diane Howell, Dave Spears still in the 50s at 53, Angelina Journell hits the double toothpicks at 11, Chloe Waggoner becomes the quarter at 25, Chloe Aluise, Rachel Akers, Mason Blaine Adkins, Randy Doss, Rosemary Chapman, Laura Smith, Alexis Wiley, Grant Petty, Leigh Jordan.

FRIDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Milford and Kay Frazier nears the 60-mark celebration but are short by one (59 years of marriage for the Fraziers), Jim and Lisa Blake, Jeff and Vickie Harbour.

CHUCKLE: One of the matrons of the church was cooking a pot of her famous beans for the church potluck. Her son, Little Johnny, came running through the house, BB gun in one hand and a handful of BBs in the other. He tripped and the BBs, naturally, went right into the pot of beans. Thinking it over, Little Johnny could think of no reason why he should risk punishment, so he said nothing. The dinner went well, and, as usual, the beans were one of the favorite dishes. The next day, the church secretary, Mary, called Little Johnny’s mother and said, “Jane, your beans were delicious as usual, but what did you put in them this time?” Jane replied,“Nothing new, why do you ask?” “Well,” said Mary, “this morning I bent over to feed the cat, and shot the canary!”

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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