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Brenda Lucas: Community news

Oct. 23, 2013 @ 08:36 AM

SALE: A rummage sale is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 24-25, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Salt Rock Senior Center.

CONCERT: A concert featuring John Lilly and Blue Yonder Band begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Doors and concessions open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15; $12 seniors; and $5 seniors/children. Call 304-743-5749.

BOOKLETS: 184 booklets on the U.S. Constitution were delivered by Barboursville Chapter DAR members in September to fifth graders at Salt Rock, Davis Creek and Barboursville Elementary schools. Delivering the booklets were Rebecca Bias, chapter regent, and Rebecca Muncy, DAR Services for Veterans chair.

DINNER: A fundraiser spaghetti dinner hosted by the Woman's Club of Huntington is served from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Tri-State Fire Academy, 4200 Ohio River Road. Tickets, available at the door, are $10. Proceeds are donated to charitable community organizations. Door prizes are also awarded.

GREAT: It's been a long time comin' and overdue ... Jo Fannin, president/CEO of Jeffrey George Comfort House, is one of the newest inductees into the Greater Huntington Hall of Fame. The grand inaugural ceremony is Thursday, Oct. 24. Humbled by the selection, this Christian friend is definitely deserving for all she does in every area that she's needed.

PARTY: JeffersonWhitney Foundation of Hurricane, W.Va., and Gateway Christian Church offer a family-friendly Halloween party for people with special needs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Tri-County YMCA. Games, crafts, snacks and trunk or treat in the parking lot are available. A costume contest is also offered. Reservations are necessary by contacting stacie@jeffersonwhitneyfoundation.org.

HONOR: Linda M. Parsons, Wayne County resident, retired teacher and member of Westmoreland Chapter NSDAR, was recently honored with the Avis C. Marcum WVDAR Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Award. She completed more than 10 years or 10,000 hours of service giving outstanding care to veterans at Huntington VA Medical Center. The award was presented by Charla Nutter, regent, West Virginia State Society National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Linda, also state chair of DAR Service for Veterans Committee, is daughter of the late Avis C. Marcum, for whom the award is named.

ORDERS: Fort Gay United Methodist Women Group accepts orders for live 25-inch Christmas wreaths. The cost is $19. Orders are due by Oct. 27 and delivery is scheduled for the week of Nov. 18. Proceeds help give gifts to children. To place orders, call 304-638-1095.

DINNER: Holy Spirit Orthodox Church hosts its annual Middle Eastern dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the church, 1 Woodhaven Drive. Dine in or carry out are available. Chicken kabobs, grape leaves, green beans and rice, salad and baklava are included on the menu. Church tours and more are also offered. Tickets, available at Saad Law Office, Julian's Market or Saad's Oriental Rugs, are $15 and $10 ages 10 and younger. Call 304-529-6693.

BOO: A Halloween "boo bash" is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Heritage Station. A costume contest with nearly $2,000 in cash and prizes is offered. Stephen Salyers, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and eastern Kentucky native, is the guest.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Dick Norris, Wyatt Lyon, Kathy Head, Steve Bias, Kayla Michelle Ward, Joyce Dunlap, Zachary Shank, Patty Doss, Martha Stump, Brittany Meadows, Bethany Fizer, Jean Johnson, Shelby Willis, granddaughter of Karen Ransbottom, turns 23, Danielle Bledsoe, Josephine Fidler, Joe Poti, Cameron Gibson, Evan Bledsoe.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Chelcie and Coralie Adkins, Jay and Delores Frazier Reed.

CHUCKLE: In search of a new pastor, the congregation advertised for someone "able to walk on water and move mountains." The members knew they had the right person when a candidate arrived for the job interview sporting a life jacket and carrying a shovel.

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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