Brenda Lucas: Community News for Thursday, July 17
AWARDED: Barboursville Lions Club recently presented three $1,000 scholarships to Cabell Midland High seniors -- Anna Sheils, Jordan Garcia and Taylor Rasinger - selected from 24 applicants. Taylor, daughter of Susan Rasinger, received the Willis Hertig and Claud Thornburg Memorial Scholarship (they were former club members) and plans to begin the nursing program this fall at Marshall University. Jordan, son of John and Sherri Hunter, was awarded the Roger A. Hesson Memorial Scholarship (long-time club member) for his fall entry at Marshall University to major in mechanical engineering. Anna, daughter of David and Julie Sheils, plans to attend Marshall University's Nursing Program to use her John Fife Memorial Scholarship named for the Barboursville High principal.
MOVIE: "The Lego Movie" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Squeakquel" are featured in the kids' summer movie series at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, July 22-23, at Marquee Cinemas, Pullman Square.
CONGRATS: Sean and Lindsay Perdue of Huntington's Central Christian Church are parents of a son, Dempsey Gage, born June 25. The bundle of boy weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. May Dempsey be brought up in the house of the Lord and follow in His footsteps.
GOSPEL: Michael W. Smith, formerly of Kenova, has rescheduled his concert originally scheduled for July 25 at the Paramount Arts Center. The show is rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 10. The show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45, $35, $30 and $25. Proceeds help the Paramount's Historic Restoration Fund.
SHOOTING: Zachary Preston, son of Sam and Amy Preston joining the Putnam County 4-H Air Rifle Team when a team member dropped out earlier this year, and three other Putnam County 4-H members were recently caught for a shooting in Nebraska. Zachary, Jarrod Trent, Alaina Smith and Amanda Smith competed in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational last month. Zachary had the next highest score at the State 4-H Air Rifle Competition in February, which qualified him for the team placing 11th out of 18 teams nationally.
CRUISE-IN: Fannin Automotive Family hosts its second summer cruise-in from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the Ashland dealership. Music and live broadcast feature Woody from Oldies 97.1 FM. Door prizes are available and a raffle for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital is offered.
PARTY: Heritage Station presents another "Party on the Patio in Pink" with a free concert featuring Emily Kinner and The Fringe from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 18. Emily is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter from West Virginia. Sponsors include Kindred Communications, Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, PATH to the Cure, First Sentry Bank and Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Maxwell Coburn, Glenna Hendrick, Chuck Hefner, Ethan Misner, Angie Shultz, Ruth Gilbert, Barbara Thornburgh, Michelle Mott, J.T. Holland, Carolyn Dornon, Barbara Townsend, Sharon Beard, Pat Rushka, Margie Olmstead.
TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Tom and Gloria Pauley, Kay and John Freeman.
FRIDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Brandy Boley, Seth Moore, Ann Buchanan, Kirsten Bagley, Candy Rollyson, classmate from Barboursville High School's early 70s group, Jordan Hart. Helen Hooser, Mary Leaberry, Helen Lester, Jeff Hetzer crosses number 50 by 3 (53), Josh Goble is one over "sweet 16" at 17, Ann Weatherholt, Lance Cory, Linda Stull, Paul Cooley.
FRIDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: David and Kelly Neal celebrate 27 years, Roger and Dorothy Bloebaum, Ray and Debbie Spencer, Dave and Donna Plybon celebrate their 50th, Kyle and Wilma McComas, Bob and Holly Gerpatcher celebrate number 44.
CHUCKLE: The Smith family was very proud their ancestors came over on the Mayflower, so they hired best-selling author Frank McCourt to look up and write a book about their family history. Horror of horrors! They discovered that great uncle Fess died in the electric chair for committing a murder. They were devastated. They didn't want that in the book, but they didn't want to leave him out either. McCourt said, "Leave it to me." When the book came out, the section about Uncle Fess read like this: "He was a man who occupied a great seat. He was attached to his position very firmly. His death came as a great shock."
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