Brenda Lucas: Community news column for Monday, Aug. 25
BOOK: A science teacher at Spring Valley High and Timberwolves' assistant football coach has a newly published book, "The Tale of Two Champions." Gregory J. Page tells the story of the 1992 football championship season of Buffalo High defeating Magnolia, 7-3, for the only Class AA title and how it came together with Marshall University's first national championship season. The book, published by LULU.com, is available through that website or Amazon.com.
LEMONADE: RoseTree Boutique hopes to double last year's $411 at the second annual Alex's Lemonade Stand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Ceredo location. Proceeds benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help with childhood cancer research. Donations are matched by RoseTree.
ANNIVERSARY: Her death was sudden ... Linda Adkins Hoover was on her way to Milton's Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, when she was called to heaven after being killed in a traffic accident. My oldest sister and wonderful precious friend is missed more every day. The void remains in the family, but her memory and encouraging words are still strong in our hearts.
CONCERT: The four-member gospel group from Iowa, The Browns, shares music from the heart ... family style at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Milton Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 advance or $20 door. Call 304-654-1339 or visit www.miltonpac.com.
DANCE: Area dancers are needed from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, to use their steps in the 20th anniversary Friday night dance at Junior League Center. Hosted by Dick Newman, the "dressy casual" event costs $10, including food bar, coffee and soft drinks. Bring a treat to share and receive a chance for the door prize. Jo Ann Miller is hostess, and Jess Marks is dance host. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL: One couple I've always wanted to meet in life and never have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Aug. 11. The Rev. Cleo and Delsie Watson of Scottown, Ohio, have used their Christian talents in several area churches throughout the years. He is retired from Houdaille Industries, and she retired with 35 years of service from Symmes Valley School District. A former long-time pastor of Ceredo Christian Baptist Church, Brother Cleo currently pastors Scottown Chapel. May they be blessed with good health, love, happiness and family support as they hold on for number 70.
CHORUS: Hurricane Civic Chorus, with director Dr. Larry Stickler from Marshall University and accompanist Tom Minshall, begins the fall semester at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church. Call 304-690-5387.
FUNDRAISER: Barboursville's Logan's Roadhouse hosts another "Raise the Steak" fundraiser night from 4 p.m. to closing time Wednesday, Aug. 27. A portion of proceeds benefits the Boy Scouts of America, Tri-State Area Council.
BABIES: Three families in Fifth Avenue Baptist Church have new arrivals. Henry Thomas Nash was born Aug. 10 to Randi and Adam Nash. He is the grandson of Mary Ann and Thom Nash. Jewel Elizabeth Poti was born Aug. 12 to Katie and Joe Poti. Zacharius Coile McAuley was born Aug. 14 to Mitzi and John McAulay.
AUDITIONS: Ages 8 to adult may audition for "The Giver" for the Paramount Players at 6 p.m. today at Ashland's Paramount Arts Center. Contact email@example.com.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Bob Simpkins, Candy Lewis, Levi Hicks, Joe "Gill" Gillerlain, Myrna Eastman, Gloria Pauley, Velma Toothman, Nicholas Ashworth, Tucker Bird, Angela Craddock, Hal McMahon, Todd Veazey Jr., Annie Pannell, Bob Simpkins, Monica Buttram, Joey Basham, Bailey Solime, Mary Ball, Juanita England and Wanda Hayes, the Floyd twins, celebrate the double 8 at 88.
TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Todd and Jackie McMullen, Mike and Barbara Tackett.
CHUCKLE: A nurse was trying to comfort a patient who was being wheeled into the operating room. "I know you're aware that three out of four patients don't survive this procedure, but you shouldn't let that worry you," the nurse said. "In fact, it's your lucky day. The previous three patients to undergo the operation all died."
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