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Brenda Lucas: Community news

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

GALA: In observation of Jeffrey George Comfort House's 15th years of serving the community with affordable lodging while experiencing health issues within their families, a "Crystal Blue Celebration" begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Guyan Country Club. A champagne reception, four-course meal, silent auction, entertainment by accomplished musicians and more are featured. Call Jo Fannin, president/CEO, 304-522-1832.

READERS: Ricky and Debbie Sansom of Ona sent a note saying they love this column. I believe this is the same Ricky Sansom who was a Salt Rock neighbor of mine for several years and a Barboursville High School classmate in the 1970s. Thanks for being readers.

CRUISE: A delicious buffet dinner and sweet sounds of musical entertainment make hearts of sweethearts flutter during the BB Riverboats' Valentine's Day cruise from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14-15. The cost is $48 and $32 children. Call 859-261-8500 or visit BBRiverboats.com.

JOINED: It's simple - Pam Hinkle of Lesage has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.

ADMISSION: Just a few more days remain of the "pay what you wish" museum admission at Charleston's Clay Center. Because of recent water crisis and ongoing museum renovations, the center suspends its regular admission price through Friday, Feb. 14. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

VALENTINES: Pump Up the Fun hosts a "Valentine's Night Out" from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Food is provided. The cost is $14 plus tax per child with discounts for more than two children. For reservations, call 304-733-2FUN.

LIST: Cameron Cooper, son of Harold and Theresa Cooper of Hurricane, W.Va., was named to the President's List at Bethany College for the fall semester. The economics major achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average while completing a minimum of 12 graded credit hours.

ART: The Pottery Place in Pullman Square celebrates Valentine's Day with preschoolers with "Preschool Story Art" at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. For reservations, call 304-525-8777.

DINNER: A spaghetti dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at The Wyngate Senior Living Community, Barboursville. John Eric Booth provides entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and assorted desserts.

SINGERS: River Magic Chorus of Sweet Adelines offers Singing Valentines Friday, Feb. 14. For $45, a quartet of women serenading the sweetie at home, work, restaurant or elsewhere with two songs, rose and treat. Valentines can be delivered by phone anywhere in the U.S. for 410 for via Skype for $20. Call 304-522-6506 or 606-836-4178.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Dillon and Jacob Young, Garrett Krantz, Diane Hardy, Robin Armstrong, Crystal Wagoner, Derek Castle, Cindie Riggs, Ireta Shafer, B.J. Roberts, Cindy Stevens still remains under 50, Heather Brown, Rusty Woods, resident at Midland Meadows Assisted Living Facility, Clint and Dottie Meadows, husband and wife sharing same birthday, Alyssa Burgess, Eileen Way, Jane Wilmink.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Mike and Angie Bailey.

SUNDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Brenda Perdue, Leta Scites, Stephen Lamb, Bunny Perkins, David Bias, Kyle Morrison, Ronnie Adkins, Jamie Lynd, Debbie Isaacs.

SUNDAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Garnet and Bob Bryant of Ceredo have been blessed with "growing old together" as they celebrate number 40.

CHUCKLE: A guy appeared in court for killing his wife after seeing her with another man. Passing sentence, the judge said: "Can I ask, why did you kill your wife instead of just killing her friend?" The defendant replied: "But your honor, is it not better that I just killed her rather than a different man each week?"

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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