Brenda Lucas: Community news
SON: Congratulations to Sara Mosley and Aaron Maynard upon the birth of their bundle of boy, Carson Lee. The little blessing, born Jan. 28, weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Benjy and Sheila Mosley and Dale and Reyna Maynard of Kenova United Methodist Church.
SYMPHONY: Huntington Symphony Orchestra performs "1st Night: An Evening of Symphonic Debuts" at 8 p.m. today at Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 304-781-8343.
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CELLO: Born and raised in Kentucky, Ben Sollee brings his thrilling cello playing to Ashland's Paramount Arts Center at 8 p.m. today. Tickets are $15, $20, $25, $30 and $40.
PLEASURE: Meeting Bobbi Gibson anywhere is nearly always a pleasure. Having known her since the early 1970s when we were neighbors, she has not changed. I enjoyed the recent chat with this beautiful friendly lady as congratulations are in order - her only daughter, Tawnya, recently married after being single 18 years.
BASKETBALL: The game is played a little different when the Harlem Globetrotters get together in this year's "Fans Rule" World Tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets begin at $25. The team also is in action at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Charleston Civic Center. Tickets are $18 to $42 with courtside floor seats at $98.
PIANIST: Timothy Noble is the featured guest at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 9, at Milton Baptist Church. This 15-year-old shares his amazing piano talents.
DINNER/AUCTION: The Counseling Center Inc. conducts its sixth annual celebrity chef dinner and auction, "Meet Our Celebrity Chefs," Tuesday, March 11, at the Portsmouth, Ohio, center. Doors open at 6 p.m. A tropical inspired luau dinner, with delicious tropical dessert dishes, live island band, hula revue, silent auction and raffles are featured. Participants include Lisa Knauff, owner of Gatti's Pizza, and Jordan Henson, manager of Gatti's Pizza and winners of recent gourmet champion of Midwest Division at North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show in Columbus; and others. Proceeds help ongoing youth Prevention and Outreach programs for area schools and Summer Outreach Club providing children ages 5-12 with quality recreational, motivational and educational opportunities. Contact Cassie Block, 740-354-3829, Ext. 234, or www.CelebrityChef2014.myevent.com.
FUNDRAISER: A dinner/auction fundraiser sponsored by Grace Food Pantry of Guyandotte begins at 3 p.m. today at Guyandotte United Methodist Church. The cost is $7 and $1 extra for desserts. The menu includes baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll and drink. Proceeds assist with funeral/burial costs and setting up trust fund for two children of long-time Guyandotte resident Cindy Cremeans, who lost her battle with cancer in February. Carry-out and delivery are available. Call 304-638-1119 or 304-710-9315.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Tim Blair, Jad Adkins, Rosa Poynter, Bob Wilson, Jan Ramey, Teresa Warren, Clayton Cremeans, Callie Adkins, Bart Davis, Brittany Kinch, Frank Earl, Anderson Reid Frye, Tonda White, Jennifer Harmon, Brittney Childers, Jena Tanner, "Little" Devin Adkins, being raised by Grandma, turns 7.
TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Steve and Linda Osborne.
SUNDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Tim Lawrence, Joyce Hale, Cheryl Thomas, Carole Browning, Brittany Hicks, Jack Stines, Sheldon Chapman, Gretchen Bias, Priscilla Beard, Bos Johnson, retired journalist and news personality, William Frazier, Heidi Pagur, Sally Pope, Stephanie Mathis hits the double 2s at 22, Hannah Claire Hawks spends the second of her teens at 14, Jack Baker holds at 39, Cemonet Williams, Carey Roland.
CHUCKLE: When the Herman family returned from Sunday morning service, father criticized the sermon, daughter thought the choir's singing was off-key, and mother found fault with the organist's playing. The subject had to be dropped when the small boy of the family said, "But it was a good show for a nickel, don't you think, Dad?"
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