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Brenda Lucas: Community News

Oct. 22, 2013 @ 06:51 AM

LIGHTS : Tri-State India Association presents its Fes­tival of Lights celebration at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Cabell Midland High School.

The program is free; however, dinner buffet costs $20; $10 school and college students; $8 ages 5-12; and free to age 4 and younger. Call
Sa r wa n M a n na n , 304-654-0415, or Shalini Khanna , 304-654-8065.

WINNER : A retired Tolsia High football coach and his dog recently won the United Kennel Club’s Hunting Beagle World Championship in M ich iga n . Drew Waller h ad trained hunting dogs years ago, but due to his busy sched­ule gave up until retirement.

Willie also set a record as being the oldest dog - 7 years - to ever win. His brother, Oscar, owned by
Manual Dalton , won in 2009. This is the first time two dogs with the same parents have won the ch a mpion sh ip.

PARTY : Entertainment, face painting, balloon art, laser lights, Batman and Bat Girl are part of the Halloween party from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Fri­day, Oct. 25, at Pump Up the Fun, Merritt’s Creek Road.

Wear your favorite Halloween socks. Giveaways and prizes are also available. Admission is free for adults; $10 plus tax for children. Pizza, chips and drink cost $4.


RECOGNIZED : Darlene McCoy, former Buffalo Mid­dle and current central office secretary, was recently recog­nized by Wayne County Board of Education as 2013 Service Person of the Year. The Wayne County representa­tive selected by West Virginia Department of Education was presented a plaque.

WRE STLING : Big Time Pro Wrestling featuring stars -Chris Miles, Jeff Holloway, Kenny Franceand others - begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Chesapeake Community Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $10; $5 ages 12 and younger.

SYMPATHY : Just like the Energizer bunny, Ma r t ha B a ker of Chesapeake, Ohio, just kept going and going to Jim's Steak and Spaghetti House where she was an employee 53 years. This 76year-old always had a smile and kind word for her customers, which will be greatly missed. May family and friends remember Ma r t ha a s she always was and find comfort in this time of grief.

BIKES : The Rotary Park Bike Bash: Huntington's Inaugural Cycling Expo sponsored by Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, featuring a road ride and rides on the mountain biking trails of the park and a cyclocross course.

A bicycle rodeo sponsored by Huntington Police Department is open to young riders.

Food, live music and more are also available. Contact Kevin Brady , kbrady@ghprd.org, or Bryan Chambers , bryan.cha mbers77@ya hoo.com .

BELATE D : David Wellma n , former sports writer and editor with The Herald-Dispatch and better known as "Dude," celebrated a birthday Oct. 11. Always quite the gentleman, this director of communications for Marshall University for the last 12 years recently underwent successful surgery for Parkinson's Disease. Here's hoping this super guy's birthday was as super as he is and that his 61st year is a healthy one.

JOINE D : A new licensed massage therapist joined Moore Chiropractic. Morgan Lewis , graduate of Blue Ridge School, specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release Thai Yoga massage and Shiatsu.

ME E T : Fairfield West Improvement Council offers a planning for Juneteenth 2014 at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 9th Avenue and 15th St reet .

ARRIVAL : Elizabeth Gayle "Eliza" Johnson was born Sept. 23 to Matthew and Lindsey Watts Johnson

of Madison Avenue Christian Church. She weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 22 inches long. May this little angel bring hours of happiness and pleasure.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS : Nanette Brumfield, Carrie Underwood, Jill Spurlock, Katherine Agee, Rosemary Stokes, Clyde "TJ" Richie, Ashley Roach, Dalvin Hawthorne, Jeff Neal, Joan Barber, Helen Casey, Jaclyn Jones.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES : Phil and Ruth Jenkins, Joyce and Danny Graham, Paul and Kristi Cooley .

CHUCKLE : A West Virginia state trooper stopped a woman for going 15 miles over the speed limit. After he handed her a ticket, she asked him, "Don't you give out warnings?" "Yes, ma'am," he replied. "They're all up and down the road. They say, 'Speed Limit'."

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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