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Brenda Lucas: Community News

Oct. 21, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

REVIVAL : Gordon Rutherford is evangelist for revival ser­vices at 7 p.m. today through Friday, Oct. 25, at Florida Street Baptist Church, Milton.

SERVICE : The seventh annual “Kirkin’ Of the Tartans” service celebrating the Scottish heri­tage of the Presbyterian Church is conducted Sunday, Oct. 27, at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church. The procession begins with acolytes, bagpiper, the Tar­tans, choir and congregation following into the sanctuary for worship. A reception follows.

READERS : Joseph and Bea­trice Bowden are readers of this column. “We both read and enjoy your column every day,” said the email. Thanks to you both for reading.

BAPTISM : Benjamin Jarrett Baisden, born Aug. 3, 2012, to Jessica Mosley and Jarrett Baisden, was baptized Sept. 8 at Kenova United Methodist Church. The little brother of Madi Baisden is grandson of Benjy and Sheila Mosley, Scott Baisden and Pam Baisden and great-grandson of Fred and Joyce Tanner and Millard and Thelma Baisden. May this little fella be blessed as he is raised in the ways of the Lord.

ROCK : Alice Cooper brings his own rock psycho-drama show to Big Sandy Superstore Arena at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Tickets for “An Evening with Alice Cooper: All Alice, All Night” are $25, $35 and $75.

G R A D : Congratulations to Benjamin Spurlock of Milton. One of 36 students complet­ing the 26-month program, he recently graduated from Mari­etta College’s Physician Assis­tant Studies Program.

BASH : The fourth annual All Hallow’s Eve Bash begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell, Ky. A costume contest, buffet dinner, haunted trail, music by Platinum of Lexington and more are featured. Call 606-833 -3653.

MEET : Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Florence Memorial United Methodist Church, Dickson. Hostesses include Terri Lynn Queen, Melissa Maynard, Cindy Day, Sara Stapleton, Annette Brumfield, Paula Dudley and Hannah Carey.

SYMPATHY : Helen Stanley was a true jewel, always giving to those in need or helping churches. The Huntington resident passed away Oct. 3 at age 84. Well-known for her service with Huntington Cabell Republican Women and other Republican groups, this wonderful friend won many awards at conventions and conferences. This highly intelligent lady was a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church and Woman's Club of Huntington. She and husband, Virgil, founded Stanley Brothers Produce Inc. What a loss for those knowing this special blessing. I will miss receiving her cards and occasional phone calls.

WRITER : John Van Kirk, fiction writer and professor of English at Marshall University, reads from his debut novel, "Song for Chance," during the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in MU's Smith Hall, Room 154. A book signing follows.

ART : A Halloween-themed evening and excerpts read aloud from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, during Tuesday Tour at Huntington Museum of Art. Refreshments are served.

L ATE : Harold Poindexter, Oct. 2; David Woodward, Oct. 3; Joseph Casey, Hazel Flynn, Oct. 4; Virginia Ford, Emma Long, Oct. 7; Doris Andrews, Aaron Arnold, Gail Boone, Stephen Holland, Rebecca Linkous, Oct. 1 5.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS : Linda Miller, Betty Given, Eddie Covington, Renatha Woodard, Lillian Rutledge, Ray Blankenship holds at 39, Carol Wilcox, Sarah Floyd, Sunnie Holderby, Patti Fahrenz, Patricia Lang, Jonathan Adkins, Sarah Dick, Suzie Sammons, Lydia Tarter, Aaron McAllister, Douglas Smith, Evelyn Smith.

CHUCKLE : The woman needed encouragement to keep peddling the exercise bike in her gym. So a friend, the gym manager, said, "Close your eyes and imagine you're riding along Broadway in New York City. It will be more interesting." Inspired, the woman cycled on, but after a minute she stopped. "What's wrong?" asked the gym manager. "The traffic light's red," she replied.

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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