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Brenda Lucas: Community News

Feb. 17, 2014 @ 10:44 PM

SESSION: Community Hospice continues the “Embracing Our Grief” sessions at 6 p.m. Thursdays through March 30 at the Ashland care center and at 3 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28 through April 4, at Carter County Public Library, Olive Hill, Ky. Call 606-329-1890.

DIRECT: Eric Dugan, veteran youth minister serving churches in four states, is director of Student Ministries at Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Hurricane, W.Va. Eric has degrees from Geneva College and Reformed Theological Seminary. His full youth and children’s ministry program includes Sunday school classes, Senior High Youth Group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Junior High Youth Group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

SCREENING: Shawnee State University’s Teaching and Learning Center and Clark Memorial Library host a screening of the Sundance award-winning documentary, “Inequality for All” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the library’s Flohr Lecture Hall, Portsmouth, Ohio. A faculty-led discussion follows.

READER: Dr. Tom Scott, orthopedic surgeon in the Huntington area for many years, recently told me how much he enjoys reading my column, especially the chuckle. Thanks good doctor for letting me know you are a reader and keep reading.

BEAT IT: If one can’t beat the winter blues, maybe it can happen by attending the concert with Wheeling, W.Va., native and country singer/songwriter, Brad Paisley, as he brings his “Beat This Winter Tour ‘14” to Charleston in a few weeks. He and special guests, Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery, perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Charleston Civic Center. Reserved tickets are $40.75 and $60.75. Call 800-745-3000.

CLASSES: “Lightroom Essentials” class is instructed by Michael Adkins from 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday for four weeks, beginning Feb. 28, at Palette Gallery and Studios. Each class costs $33.12.

LUNCHEON: Huntington East High School Class of 1957 meets for the monthly luncheon at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Ponderosa.
SALE: New and used formal dresses, shoes and accessories are featured in the “Dresses for Domestic Peace Dress Sale” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at True Blue Salon, Barboursville. The cost of dresses begins at $25. Proceeds benefit Branches for Domestic Violence.

GREETINGS: Warm wishes and happy birthday greetings to the Rev. Tony Vance. This long-time local pastor and minister celebrates his 90th birthday today. May his “blowing the birthday horn” day be filled with good health, surprises, love and family.

GOSPEL: Tri-State choirs perform for Black History Celebration 2014 Gospel Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, Ashland. An exhibit including paintings by local artist, Jerry Johnson, and a collection of antique black Barbie dolls are also displayed.

BAND: Southern rock jam band, Govt. Mule, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Charleston’s Clay Center, as the beginning event of the center’s spring performance season. Tickets are $35, $30, $25 and $20, available in person, by calling 304-561-3570 or visiting www.theclaycenter.org.

BELATED: Mike Barbour, Feb. 3; Catherine Campbell, Kathleen Stoner, Betty Withrow, Feb. 5; Nora Gibson, Jim Goode, Bradley Tweel, Feb. 6; Carolyn Campbell, Tim Hill, Feb. 7; Stetson Myers, Francis Perry, Feb. 12.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Nicholas Shank, Sandy Minor, Tinie Postlethwait, Melissa Mahoney, Rob Armstrong, Gavin Blake, John Rowe, Josiah Wise, Darrell Walden, Aaron Hilton, Tina Chapman, Ralph Craig, Blakeley Harris.
TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Mike and Tina Shank.

CHUCKLE: The parents of a little girl in the children’s hospital sent a bouquet of helium-filled balloons delivered by someone made up as Miss Piggy - including snout mask, jewelry and outlandish outfit to cheer her up. A small boy stood in wide-eyed amazement as “Miss Piggy” made her way down the hall and delivered the balloons. When he could no longer contain his curiosity, he edged into the girl’s room and asked hesitantly, “Is that really your mom?”

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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