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Brenda Lucas: Community news

Sep. 04, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

GAMES: Pea Ridge United Methodist Church offers a "games night" from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Monopoly, Life, Sorry, Apples to Apples and others are offered. Bring a refreshment to share. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 304-730-3565.

CONFIRM: Seven Kenova United Methodist Church youth recently completed the confirmation class. They include Jessie Prince, Caitlin Null and Kayla Burks, who were also baptized and received as professing members; Lexie Ratcliff and Olivia Hardin, who reaffirmed their baptism and were received as professing members; Vinny Richards and Tyler Lyons.

SIGN: Mitch Greene signs his book, "The Trip," at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Empire Books. The book is available at the store, on Amazon or online at www.mitchegreene.net.

BEES: Cabell-Wayne Beekeepers Association meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Lavalette Methodist Church. The $12 annual dues include membership in the West Virginia Beekeepers Association. The meeting is open to beekeepers and non-beekeepers. Call Gabe Blatt, president, 304-429-1268.

MEET/GREET: 32 graduates of 1953 and 1954 classes of Barboursville High School gathered in August for their 60th and 59th anniversaries, respectively, with a banquet at Guyan Golf and Country Club. Attending were Richard Anderson, Elma Sowards Humel, Larry Legge, James Bolen, Paul Valentine, John Henderson, Robert Loudermilk, Mary Ann Jeffrey Hale, Robert Barrett, Jeanette Bowman Clary, Edward Smith Jr., Betty Adkins Coovert, William Curry, Bill Call, Carolyn Watkeys Baylous, Robert Frazier, Wilma Cox Smith, Creighton Stewart, Judy Harbour Loudermilk, Juanita Ramsey Epling, Cora Spurlock White, Joy Bunn Qualls, Ethel Smith Adkins, Barbara Woodrum Harvey, Donald Lee Spurlock, Roy White, Laura Linville Legge, James O'Lynn, Marcella Butcher O'Lynn, Jean Davis Dalton, Jack Bazemore, Joe Self and Joann Kearns Withers.

CLASS: "Beginning Digital Photography" instructed by Laura Moul begins Thursday, Sept. 12, at Hobby Lobby, Barboursville. Others are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Call 304-743-8281 or visit www.moulphotography.com.

CARD: Birthday blessings were enjoyed from Kathy White, longtime special friend. The words on the front were enough - "May all your prayers be answered, May all your dreams come true, May the next year be a happy one in every way for you" by Helen Steiner Rice. Thanks Kathy for remembering me and being a friend.

SURGERY: Dave Wellman, former H-D sports editor/writer and author of a book or two, is scheduled to undergo surgery in the near future. Prayers and thoughts remain with this Marshall University public relations director and longtime friend. May he be up and about in a flash.

ARTISTS: Renaissance Art Gallery plans its 13th annual National Miniature Exhibition in November. Open to artists 18 years of age and older may visit the gallery or download from http://www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance/. Demonstrations for Art Trading Cards are set for Saturday, Sept. 7. Call Sue Tschantz, 304-552-2006. An encaustic workshop is available Sunday, Sept. 29. Call Fern Christian, 304-453-3187.

BELATED: Vernice Meadows turned 83, Aug. 20; Susan Porter, Steve Waggoner, Aug. 27; Will Finley, Eve Smith, Aug. 28; Bob Carman, Melissa Petitt, Sept. 1.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Harold Joyce, Ethel Howard Clark, 1965 Huntington East High graduate, Kevin Ash, Mark Steven Taylor, Kyle Grimes, Peggy Neal, Jerry Lee Johnson II, Susan W. Becka of Indianapolis, Ind., daughter of Linda M. Carter of Milton, "Deputy" David Wireman, son of Brenda Ellis, hits the 5-0 mark.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Don and Carolyn Lewis, Rick and Leigh Shepard, Virgil and Billye Jo Spaulding (1952), Bill and Barb Melvin (2000), Dennis and Judy Ball, Daniel and Leslie Chapman, Mark and Tammy Ellis celebrate number 15.

CHUCKLE: "Ever since we got married, my wife has tried to change me," Bill said to his friend. "She got me to stop drinking, smoking and running around until all hours of the night. She taught me how to dress well, enjoy the fine arts, appreciate gourmet cooking and classical music, and even invest in the stock market." "Sounds like you may be bitter because she changed you so drastically," his friend remarked. "I'm not bitter," said Bill. "Now that I'm so improved, she just isn't good enough for me."

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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