Brenda Lucas: Community News
CONCERT: Guy Penrod, formerly with Gaither Vocal Band, presents a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Bridges Christian Church, Russell, Ky. Admission is $19. Call 800-965-9324.
NAMED: Steve Kennedy was named new park manager for the 1,512-acre Grayson Lake State Park, Olive Hill, Ky. He has been the park's golf professional since 2009.
WORKSHOP: Laura Moul, landscape photographer, offers a free photo workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Renaissance Art Gallery. Space is limited to 15 participants. Bring cameras with charged batteries. Call 304-525-3235.
PADDLING: Another Tygart Creek Paddle Excursion hosted by Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Ky., is about to take hold. The six-mile canoe or kayak, 3.5-hour trip is Sunday, April 27. Participants meet at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $25. Registration is required. Call 800-325-0059.
SECONDS: Katelynn Higginbothan and Emma Londeree placed second for Cabell County in Division I group, Economics, for "Bake Sale to Cookie Empire", while Brooklyn Nelson and Marissa Owen, State and Local Studies, placed for "The History of the Greenbrier." Cabell County students earning second place in individual category in Division I were: Emily Akers, Economics, "Kids' Fashions in the 1930's"; Hannah Rayburn, Psychology, "Do You See What I See?"; Samantha Riddle, U.S. History, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton."
PRINCESS: Children ages 1 to 12 may attend a princess party Saturday, April 26. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Tinkerbell and the Fairy Godmother and others are available for photos at 10 a.m. at Commons of Putnam County, Valley Park, Hurricane, W.Va. Admission is free. Refreshments and carriage rides are offered.
MEET: Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Florence Memorial United Methodist Church. Hostesses are Sandy Hale, Janeen Reynolds, Gail Maynard, Doris Jean Smith and Pam Smith.
IDIOT: Marshall Artists Series presents "American Idiot," groundbreaking Broadway musical based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.
GREETINGS: Birthday greetings today to Clyde Maynard, who turns the big 84. May it be a blessed and healthy day with many to follow.
TEAM: Youth ages 9 and older are being recruited to join the Wayne County 4-H Poultry Judging Team. An introductory meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at WVU Wayne County Extension Office.
GIFT: April 23, 2009 - it doesn't matter how long since she went to live in her heavenly home, Virginia "Jenny" Chatterton is missed by many. We often shared laughs and wiped away tears from time to time, but this treasure was a gift from heaven. Although in a better land, I often think I feel her presence in my heart and mind. She was one of my heroes who never walked in the garden alone.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Doris Justice, Malaki Tolor, Bennett Niece, Norm Allred, Bessie Vanover, Kim Nathan Lewis crosses the 50 mark, Andy Watson, Linda Curtis Al-Basha, Alanna Cline, Morgan Hess, Matt Olson.
CHUCKLE: A man took a sip of wine, then tossed the remainder in the bartender's face. Before the bartender could recover from the surprise, the man began weeping. "I'm really sorry. I can't tell you how embarrassing it is to have a compulsion like this." Far from being angry, the bartender was sympathetic. He suggested the man see a psychoanalyst about his problem. "I happen to have the name of a psychoanalyst," the bartender said. "My brother and my wife have both been treated by him, and they say he's as good as they come." The man wrote down the doctor's name, thanked the bartender, and left. The bartender smiled, knowing he'd done a good deed for a fellow human being. Six months later, the man was back. "Did you do what I suggested?" the bartender asked, serving the glass of white wine. "I certainly did," the man said. "I've been seeing the psychoanalyst twice a week." He took a sip of the wine, then threw the remainder into the bartender's face. The flustered bartender wiped his face with a towel. "The doctor doesn't seem to be doing you any good," he spluttered. "On the contrary," the man said," he's done me a world of good." "But you just threw the wine in my face again!" the bartender exclaimed. "Yes" the man said. "But it doesn't embarrass me anymore!"
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