Brenda Lucas: Community News
CRANK: Get crankin ... the ice cream maker as today is the Way Back Weekend homemade ice cream social at Heritage Farm Museum and Village from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antique cars display, artisans and more are featured. Admission is $10; $5 ages 2-12.
NAMED: Devin McIlvain, major in English and political science at Wake Forest University, was named to the Dean's List. The Huntington High 2012 grad is studying abroad this summer in Nepal conducting research at a Buddhist Monastery.
AUDITIONS: Arts Resources for the Tri-State conducts auditions for "Crazy for You" from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Show dates are Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Call 304-733-2787.
BOY: Dr. Timothy and Leticia VanHoose of Winston Salem, N.C., and big sister, Makayla, welcomed a baby boy into the joy of their family on April 3. Timothy Emmanuel VanHoose is grandson of Delbert "Juny" and Penny VanHoose of Huntington and Jose Estaban Carcuz-Valle and Sara Noemi Romero-Valle of Guatemala. May this little bundle bring hours of joy and happiness to the family as he grows in the Grace of God.
ART: "Juicy Fruit," a whimsical painting by Susan Tschantz of Putnam County, is displayed in the Kumkum Majumdar Exhibition Hall of Renaissance Art Gallery.
PROGRAM: Nearly 20 Wayne County residents not graduating from high school recently received diplomas through the Adult Basic Education Program. The 19 included Kimberly Smith, Christopher Poston, Zion Ashe, Tori Adkins, William Fetty, Tyler Davison, Bradlee Dingess, Sean Plumley, Scott Snider, Andrea Bates, Dustin Stollings, Jessica Maynard, John Haynes, Kyle Cassady, Mekayla Crabtree, Jared Holyman, Amanda Cunningham, Stanley Peterman and Tiffanee Holley.
MISSED: Dr. Jose I. Ricard, one of the sweetest physicians in the medical world, is definitely missed. He passed away July 5, 2008. I don't think this fellow ever met a stranger. He always had a smile and kind word to all he met. What a void his death has made in the lives of many. May his memory live on in the hearts and minds of those loving Dr. Ricard.
CHOSEN: Molly McIlvain, Fairland High 2013 graduate, was named to the Dean's List at Ohio University. She was also selected for membership in the National Collegiate Honor Society during the spring semester.
CAMP: Children in grades 2 through 5 may go behind the scenes of the silver screen to write, produce and direct a science fiction film during "Sci-Fi Film Camp" from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, July 14-18, at Charleston's Clay Center. The cost is $85 and $100 nonmembers. Registration deadline is Monday, July 7. Call 304-561-3570.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Diane Forman, Kim Taylor, Judy Lambert, HJohn Baisden, Shawn Carrico, Madison Sierson, Don McDowell, Pierce Annslee Karr celebrates the first, Gene Journell is at the mid-60 mark (65), Allison Monday Hill, Alexander Taylor, Nikki Hardesty, Donna Micheals, Jami Edin, Christy Pancake, Aaron Nida, Bryan Adkins, Diana Bunn, Valerie Blake, Jim Johnson, Bud Harbour, Eva Willauer.
SUNDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Luke Tanner, Caleb Saxton, Cassie Bond, John Bruce IV, Cathy Lawson, Hannah M. Blake, Kurt Goodall, Cheryl Cook, Clarice Chapman turns 94 years young, Trudy Elam, Rick Booton, Anna Coughenour, Barrett Erwin, Demiley Smith is in the first year of the 30s at 31, Jackson Erwin, Tom Gesner, Norma Gray, Katherine Pyles, Jake Weiler, Kay Williams, Roberta Ferguson, Michael Hibbard, Justin Hannan, Mike Ashworth, Roger Lewis, Kaitlyn McPherson.
SUNDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Doris and Jerry Keeney, Allen and Becky Davis, Bill and Anne Bradley, Gary and Cheryl Manchester, Joey and Jill Lynd celebrate number 4.
CHUCKLE: There was a young man in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define great, he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!" He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.
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