Brenda Lucas: Community news column for Saturday, August 9
HONORS: A celebration lunch honoring the 60th anniversary of Linda and George McClain begins at noon Sunday, Aug. 10, in the fellowship hall of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. The lunch is given by their children. Congratulations to this lovely couple on reaching this milestone.
HOMECOMING: Trinity Freewill Baptist Church hosts its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, with music by Bloodline. Larry Sanders preaches.
EXHIBIT: Artwork of "Vegetables" is displayed through Aug. 30 at Pendleton Art Center, 1537-1539 Winchester Ave., Ashland. This month's music by Clifton Ross covers the work of many artists.
95TH: Daisy Wellman of Huntington turned 95 years young July 14. Although she's not as perky as she used to be, she can still get around. She enjoys reading this column and we enjoy hearing from her. Hope her day was filled with whatever made her happy and that she will have continued good health to make it another year.
WORKSHOP: A free "Microsoft Word" workshop designed for beginners is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the WVU Extension Wayne County office. A limited number of laptops are available to provide hands-on learning; therefore, participants may bring personal laptop. Contact Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent, 304-272-6839 or email@example.com.
HOME: Harold Bartram Jr. is back home following another hospital stay. The son of Ardith Ruth "Tiny" Bartram has been suffering from injuries received in an automobile accident. May God surround this young man with His grace, love and special touch of healing power. Prayers and thoughts are also with Tiny that she be given strength and courage to endure as she has been going through so much in the past few months.
BOOKS: The annual "Hilltop: Books Only" sale presented by Macy's takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Huntington Museum of Art. Children's books, mysteries, romances and more are available from $1 to $3. From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, attendees receive a $5 coupon off a $20 or more purchase. From 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, participants fill a bag with books for $5 or a box for $10. Book donations may be dropped off at the loading dock or arranged for pickup. Call 304-529-2701.
RALLY: The 17th annual Paint the Capital City Green indoor pep rally for the Thundering Herd is Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Charleston. A tailgate spread is available, as well as entertainment by Marco, the cheerleading squad, dance team and Marching Thunder members. Doc Holliday, head football coach, and senior players speak about the future of MU football. Presented by Friends of Coal and in part by Huntington Bank, the event is hosted by Big Green Scholarship Foundation and MU Alumni Association. Individual tickets are $60 through Friday, Aug. 15, and are not available at the door. Call 304-696-7138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CINEMA: The Orpheum Project presents "Squire of Golhos" and "Mirl" at 8 p.m. today in the parking garage of Cabell County Public Library, as the "Cinema Under the Cars" series continues. Bring a chair or sit in the car.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Carla Kendall, Dianne Manning, John Clarkson, Kurt Swindler and Amber Swindler, twins, Haley Perry, Aeronia Leeann Chandler begins the second of her teen years at 14, Sarah Sowards is 39, Sherri Price is two from half a century (48), Tony Opell with Perfection Rubber, Carson Chapman, Ron Ferguson, Todd Mosley Shertzer.
TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Chris and Kathy Head, Carol and Larry Carrico, Kip and Tami Smith (1997), Jack and Elizabeth Streets (2008).
SUNDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Joy Adkins, Ashley Hall, Becky Huff, Michael Lauhon, Molly Lydick, Jamie Kearns climbs toward the 40 mark at 39, Bill Mahoney, John Shafer, Patricia Bias, Quinn Robertson, Janet Swann, Sara Ann Hawkins, Frank Lambertus, Diane Carroll, Kimberly Black, Ed Blake is one more year closer to 60 at 56, Hannah Adkins.
SUNDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Jim and Ann Spurlock, Pete and Anita Jones.
CHUCKLE: A young boy walked up to his father and asked, "Dad, does a lawyer ever tell the truth?" The father thought for a moment. "Yes, son. Sometimes a lawyer will do anything to win a case."
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