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Brenda Lucas: Community News for Aug. 4, 2013

Aug. 04, 2013 @ 03:08 AM

TWO: Lauren McAlister, summa cum laude grad with a political science degree from Marshall University in May, celebrates another event today as the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi member blows the birthday horn. She is daughter of Gary and Kim McAlister and granddaughter of Ken and Emma Kennedy and Jim and Betty McAlister, all of Huntington. May her birthday be filled with surprises, happiness, love and all things that make it as beautiful as she.

MUSIC: The Way Back Weekend continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today with a bluegrass/gospel music fest at Heritage Farm Museum and Village. Performers are Render the Hearts, Huntington Harmonica Club, Joe Freeman Bluegrass Band and Steven Lawson. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Food is sold by River and Rail Bakery.

PRESCHOOL: Bethesda Preschool, faith-based school at Ona's Bethesda United Methodist Church, accepts enrollment for ages 3 to 5. Classes, open to 4 and 5 years old, are from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes for 3 year olds are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 304-638-1174.

FAIR: The annual Wayne County Fair is Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 6-9, at Camden Park. A beauty pageant, livestock show and concerts featuring Ronnie McDowell, Primitives and Good Shepherd Quartet and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver are offered. Admission is $12; $8 ages 55 and older; free to ages 3 and younger. A four-day pass is $35. Call 304-272-6839.

STRONG: Charlie McGuire doesn't expect to slow down, even as he turns 70 years young Sunday, Aug. 4. Still going strong, he plays his trumpet and enjoys Bible study, church and attending ball games of his grandsons. May his birthday be filled with blessings, laughter and wishes come true.

GOSPEL: Singing Cookes, celebrating 50 years of singing gospel music, perform at 7 p.m. today at Mavity Freewill Baptist Church, near Cannonsburg, Ky. A love offering is received.

BABY: Lillian Abigail Perry was born Feb. 20 to Matt and Amy Perry of Kenova. The granddaughter of Bub and Sharon Allen and Don and Sherry Perry, all of Ceredo, weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces. Great-grandparents are Joan Radcliffe, also of Ceredo; Jack Radcliffe, Theodore Michaels, Bob and Rita Allen, all of Huntington. Here's hoping Lilly is bringing joy to the family and not growing up too fast.

SING: Dawning Lights Quartet sings at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Kellogg Church, Piedmont Road.

OFFICERS: Pilot Club of Huntington recently elected these KY-OH-WV District officers: Gale Neal, treasurer; Suzanne Ellis, secretary; Shannon Hill, governor elect; Della Cline, governor; and Judy Langley, Pilot International president 2013-14.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Gerry Holley, Jasper Gue, Debbie Fillenger, Susan Haggard, Anthony Martin, Jill Tarter, Steve Williams, Robert Stewart, Sharlee Henry, Joy Griffin, Tom Thacker, Randy Vaugh, Judy Powers Dallis, Greg Lynn Porter is old enough at 62 to know better.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Charles and Doris Wood, Susan and Mike Fleshman, Lee and Jennifer Adams, Scott and Michele Blake.

SUNDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Nina Hazelett, Mary Ann Milum, Brandon Morgan, Coral Mallory still remains short of 80, Drake Watkins, Mike Albers, Quinn Ballard, Jeff Biederman, Luke Smith, Duane Stoner, Kenny Lee Sargent crosses to 41, Meagan Grant turns 18.

SUNDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Tony and Tami Cox, John and Kim Frazier, Melvin and Lola Stickler.

CHUCKLE: The much loved elderly dog went for a long delayed grooming session and Donna warned the staff that Sam is now deaf. "To get some response from him and get his attention," Donna advised them, "make eye contact and use hand signals." The female assistant asked, "So what's new? Isn't that what you have to do with all males?" Donna knew then that Sam was in safe hands.

Send items to Brenda Lucas, P.O. Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or email to bklucas53@aol.com.