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Brenda Lucas: Community news

Sep. 11, 2013 @ 11:19 PM

SPEECH: The winning speech, "Brig. General Albert G. Jenkins," was one of more than 100 presentations made in the 2013 West Virginia University State 4-H Days competition. Chase Smith of Prichard earned a first-in-state gold ribbon in the junior single division of the Public Speaking contest.

KICKOFF: The reorganization of the Chesapeake, Proctorville, Rome Lions Club kicks off at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Ohio University Proctorville Center. Joe Freeman Bluegrass Band offers some 'pickin' and singin.' Operation TLC, new partner with the club, is invited to attend, as well as potential new members. The club meeting monthly on the second Monday at Giovanni's, Chesapeake, Ohio.

SALE: Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church sponsors a second sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Biscuits and gravy, BBQs, hot dogs, drinks and baked goods are also sold

SOLO: Amanda Burnham, assistant professor and foundations coordinator at Towson University in Maryland, is a visiting artist at Marshall University's Birke Art Gallery. She earned a bachelor of fine arts in painting and printmaking from Harvard University and master of fine arts in visual and environmental studies from Yale University. The display ends Oct. 11. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays.

SON: Dillon Parker Dudley was born Aug. 26 to Brooke and Jared Dudley. This bundle of boy joy is the grandson of Paula and David Dudley and great-grandson of Dwight and Shirley Dudley. May this precious little one be a blessing to many and be brought up in the way of the Lord.

MILITARY: Air Force Airman Joseph A. Beaver graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The airman, a 2010 graduate of Ohio Valley Christian School in Gallipolis, Ohio, is son of Darlene Beaver of Patriot, Ohio.

SINGERS: Marshall University's Choral Union seeks singers for its 2013-14 season. Rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Smith Music Hall, Room 150. Contact Robert Wray, 304-696-2399 or wrayr@marshall.edu.

SYMPATHY: Condolences to David Bias in the loss of his mother, Goldie Elizabeth Bradley Bias, Aug. 30 at the age of 81. The Milton resident was a member of Ona's Bethesda United Methodist Church. May comfort, strength and God's love surround the family and all those knowing her.

DANCE: Saddle oxfords, poodle skirts and pony tails, slicked back hair and rolled-up white T-shirts are in order for the SpeakEasy sponsored sock hop dance beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at West Virginia State University, Wilson Student Union, Institute. DJ is Matt Pauley. The cost is $8 and $10 nonmembers.

LATE: Emily Helm, William McComas, Sept. 2; Dorothy Coates, Sept. 3; Pat Adams, Elizabeth Sizemore, Sept. 6.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Evis Bowen, Sandy Eastham, Melissa Hunt, Crissie Jones, Mason Hess, Shirley Lewis, Christopher Keesee, Suzanne Jenkins, Jamie Baugh, David Bell, Rebecca Wallace, Chris Roy, George Watson, Inez Riblett, Eddie Jeffers is double 6 (66), Inez Riblett, Scott Baisden, Ryan Gatrell, Michelle Norris.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Bob and Theresa Grant.

FRIDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Gabriel Brumfield turns 9, Amber Pennington, Dusty Mills, Coy Petitt, Ginger Mundell, John Cinton, Virginia Carroll, Jeffrey Dixon Byrd is two into the 50s at 52, Dalores Massie, Brian Casto, Adrienne Elam, Susan Sullivan, Darian Sperry, Jennifer Blatt, Susan Dillard, Christopher McMahon, Marc Williams.

FRIDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Tim and Jami Edin (2008), Tom and Drenda Lambert, Roy and Betty Maynor.

CHUCKLE: Before writing a prescription for the patient, the pediatrician asked her if she was allergic to anything. Erica whispered something in his ear. That night, before giving her the medicine, the mother read the directions on the bottle. The doctor had warned, "Do not take with broccoli."

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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