Brenda Lucas: Community News
OFFICERS: Five Huntington police officers were among graduates of the 157th West Virginia State Police Basic Cadet Training Class. Casey Williamson was class valedictorian and Chris Boyer was the class's outstanding officer. Other graduates were Mathew Keesee, Mathew Donathan and Kevin Miller. After learning Huntington Police Department policies and procedures, they are assigned to field training officers for eight weeks.
CHEF: A few months back, Scott Poff was named executive chef at Guyan Golf and Country Club. The West Virginia native graduated from Johnson and Wales University and Greenbrier Culinary Apprentice Program. In the food and beverage industry for more than 20 years, he served at Snowshoe Resort, The Greenbrier Resort and Farmington County Country Club in Charlottesville, Va.
MOVIE: "Despicable Me 2" and "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World" are shown during the kids' summer movie series at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, July 1-2, at Marquee Cinemas, Pullman Square. Admission is free.
HONORED: Three Huntingtonians and one Ohioan were named to the Dean's List for the 2014 winter term at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Earning at least a 3.4 grade point average for the term were William Brown, John McGee and Elizabeth Schmitz, all of Huntington; and Stephanie Rice of Chesapeake.
DAZZLE: The 11th annual 93.7 The Dawg sponsored "Dawg Dazzle" takes place Thursday, July 3, at Harris Riverfront Park. Activities include music, food and a fireworks display. Gates open at 5 p.m., followed by music by Julie Reeves, Frankie Ballard and Jon Pardi at 5:15 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. Complimentary tickets are available at Tri-State businesses and ticket locations. Visit www.937thedawg.com.
WINNER: Hannah Smith of Kenova was recently awarded the annual Foodland Scholarship by Westmoreland Foodland Fresh. The $1,000 scholarship is designed to recognize the commitment of high school students to education and communities. Hats off to this young lady.
BELATED: I don't want to let this month end without saying belated birthday wishes to a very special dear friend who nears the 100-mark ... Ella Johnson of Wayne celebrated a birthday June 5. What a joy she has always been to the family as she was there for them. May her year be filled with good health, joy, grace, family, friends and surprises.
AWESOME: He continues to climb mountains to their highest peaks and shares his wilderness medicine expertise as he becomes another year older today. Dr. Chuck Clements, physician with Family Medicine Center at MU School of Medicine, is an awesome guy. One of the military's finest retired lieutenant colonels, Dr. Clements adds laughter, joy and knowledge to any group. May his day be filled with happiness and surprises and be as special as he is to many.
APPOINTED: Earlier this year, Dr. William Ratcliff, half of Tri-State Eye Care Center (along with his brother Chris), was appointed to West Virginia Board of Optometry by West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Serving 10 years in the West Virginia Association of Optometric Physicians, he was also named West Virginia Optometric Physician of the Year.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Fonzo Perry, LeRoy Spurlock, Joanna Strickland, Rusty Armstrong, Janet Boley, Melainie Roberts, Mark Boley, Rosanne Reese, Kristin Hatfield, Eugene Maynard, Grace Vanover, Braxton Cline, Mindy Webber, Elizabeth Estep, Victoria Freeman, Noah and Eli Holley, twin brothers turning 3.
TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Phil and Karen Lucas, David and Betty Given celebrate number 47.
CHUCKLE: "How long have you been driving without a tail light?" asked the policeman after pulling over a motorist. The driver jumped out, ran to the rear of his car, and gave a long, painful groan. He seemed so upset that the cop was moved to ease up on him a bit. "Come on, now," he said, "you don't have to take it so hard. It isn't that serious." "It isn't?" cried the motorist. "Then you know what happened to my boat and trailer?"
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