Brenda Lucas: Community News for Monday, April 21
LUNCHEON: Democratic Women's Club of Cabell County offers a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Barboursville Moose Lodge 2586, Eastern Heights Shopping Center. The cost is $12. Reservations deadline is Wednesday, April 23. No meals can be purchased at the door. The "Meet the Candidates" program features magistrates and House of Delegates District 18 candidates, Joe Hutchinson and Billy Chaffin. Contact Catherineann225@aim.com or 304-617-5034.
WINNERS: 13 Wayne County students placed first in the RESA II Social Studies Fair in mid-March and competed in the West Virginia State Social Studies Fair in mid-April. Group winners were Katie Copley and Sarah Dillion, Division I, Sociology, "Mountain Mama"; Kelsey Adkins, Hannah Hysell, Amber Justice and Telissa Stroud, Division II, political science, "West Virginia's Statehood"; Nick Adams, Tre Maynard, Nicholas Radcliffe and Parker Runyon, Division II, Economics, "How Does Social Media Impact the World"; Abby Lewis and Ella Edwards, Division I, U.S. History, "Colonial Williamsburg". Individual first-place winner was Kate Queen, Division I, U.S. History with "The Rockettes".
BANQUET: Green High School Alumni Association prepares for its annual alumni banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the high school gymnasium, Franklin Furnace, Ohio. Anyone attending and graduating from GHS may attend the casual, potluck dinner. Bring a covered dish to share. Admission is $5 or more donation with proceeds benefit the alumni scholarship fund - Ralph Mullins Scholarship. A silent auction is also available. Contact Dave Lavender, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tammie Niemer, Tammie.Niemer@kdmc.us.
WISHES: Marie Asbury, retired elementary school teacher having taught 37 years at Cabell, Monroe and several one-room schools, turns 92 years young today. She also reads this column every day. May this precious lady be surrounded by family and friends as she is made to feel as special as she made others feel in her lifetime.
TAMING: Marshall Theatre presents "The Taming of the Shrew" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, April 23-26, at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Call 304-696-2787.
LIST: Timothy Cook and Jake Spurlock, Huntington natives, were named to Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester at Columbus State Community College.
FRONTIER: "To Clothe a Family," featuring demonstrations of flax processing to make linen and the use of natural dyes, historical interpretations of issues facing frontier women and more, is the theme of this year's "Women on the Frontier" weekend Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27, at Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, Ky. Events are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and free with paid admission to the fort. Concessions are available. Visit http://www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org.
BRIGHTENS: Whether in the midst of a busy day or at another function, it always brightens my day to see the sweet smiles of Nancy-Anne Petrany as she always takes time to chat. She never seems to let her beautiful smile turn into a frown. This lady is one of the sweetest individuals I've been blessed with knowing.
TRIP: Ride the Amtrak rails to Washington, D.C. Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society Inc. offers the Capital City Limited trip May 4-7. The cost is $869 per person double occupancy and $969 per person single occupancy. For reservations, call 866-639-7487 or online at www.newrivertrain.com.
MEET: League of Women Voters sponsors a candidates meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Woodlands Retirement Center. Candidates for Cabell County Circuit Judge, W.Va. Senate District 5, and Cabell County magistrate speak.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Gary Strickland, Lorraine Wolfe, Jeanne Ann Boggs, David Blackburn, Adam Van Horn, Mike Cooper, Mary Dillard, Ashley Eagon, Megan Sharp is one short of a quarter (24).
CHUCKLE: While the family was shopping, the 6-year-old daughter pointed to a magazine that had Princess Diana on the cover. "Who is that?" she asked. The mother answered, "That's Diana, the Princess of Wales." The little girl thought a moment and said, "Did we see her at Sea World?"
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