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Community News column for Monday, Oct. 14

Oct. 14, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

GROUP: Transitions Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Hospice of Huntington. Registration is required. Call 304-529-4217.

BANQUET: Arley Ray Johnson, Marshall University graduate and former member of Huntington City Council and W.Va. House of Delegates, is the keynote speaker for Huntington-Cabell Branch of NAACP's annual freedom fund banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Marshall University Memorial Student Center. The theme is "We Shall Not Be Moved." Tickets are $30 or $300 for table of eight. Call 304-529-4692.

ROCKIN': Local chick singers, including Julie Westlake of Hydrogyn, are featured during the "Rockin' for TaTa's" benefit for Jennifer Finch Eaves at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Willie's Lounge, Barboursville. Donation is $5.

OPEN DOOR: Westmoreland United Methodist Church "Open Door" To Better Living, Valley Health Systems and Wayne County Health Department sponsor health screenings from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Westmoreland Senior Nutrition Center. Lunch is served at noon. Call one day ahead for lunch, 304-429-6683.

CLASSMATES: Wayne High School Class of 1957 classmates recently met in Huntington for its 56-year class reunion. Attending were Randy Carson, Francis Perry, Bob Nelson, Arnold Sullivan, Bernard Ross, Julian Belcher, Jim Reynolds, Charles Baisden, Ray Marshall, Jack Wellman, Arnold Russell, Betty Ward Ellis, Gladys Booten Adkins, Richard Chadwick, Emma Baisden Winebrenner, JoAnn McCoy Spence, Kathleeen Blankenship Cremeans, Jerry Wellman, Charlie Wallace Rickman, Arbutus Robertson, Stella Midkiff Handley, Richard Mullens, Jackie Trogden, Edith Parsons Adkins, Jay Thompson, Pheba Adkins Lambert, James Mathis, Belva Wallace Matthews, Clercie Queen Maynard, Barbara Wilson Findley, Minetta Prichard Rice, Mary Mathis Ferguson, Judy Booton and Geraldine Maynard Smith.

PLAY: "The Outsiders" presented by Paramount Players begins at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. Tickets are $10 and $8 students. Call 606-324-3175.

SALE: A rummage sale for furry friends is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at Paul's Feed, 6911 Ohio River Road, Lesage. Proceeds benefit Little Victories Animal Rescue.

HONOR: A Marshall University graduate with bachelor and master's degrees certified to teach preschool through high school was named Putnam County Schools' Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. Natalie Breedlove, a nationally-board certified kindergarten teacher at Poca Elementary School since 2008, began her teaching career in 1997. The first teacher to have been selected a Putnam school's teacher of the year in both secondary and elementary levels, Natalie has been with Putnam County Schools since 2004. She is a member of West Virginia Education Association and International Reading Association, as well as Classroom Assessment Network and Putnam County Teachers Leaders.

CLASSICAL: Music Art Department of Woman's Club of Huntington presents "Brighten the Way through Classical Music" with pianist, Dr. Henning Vauth, assistant professor of music at Marshall University, and several of his students at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. A reception begins at 10 a.m. Mary Madsen is department chair. Call Lenora Sutphin, vice chair, 304-525-7355, or Lee Ann Hill, secretary, 304-417-0339.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Donna Best, Tanya Morton, Shelia Winsinki, Jerry Weatherholt, Katie Ross, Paul Ashcraft, Joe Barnett, Lynn Howell, Maxine Prunty, Sandra Walker.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Bill and Diane Hardy, Laura and J.T. Rowsey, James and Lori Beth Sutphin.

CHUCKLE: Susie couldn't have been happier the day she figured out how to play her favorite CDs on her computer at the office while doing her work. One day she was enjoying Beethoven when an administrative assistant delivered a stack of papers. Hearing classical music fill the air, she shook her head and said, "Don't you hate it when they put you on hold?"

Send items to Brenda Lucas, P.O. Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or email to bklucas53@aol.com.

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