CHARLESTON -- Geraldine "Gerry" J. O'Connor Sawrey, a retired Cabell County assistant superintendent and longtime advocate of early childhood education, has been named the 2014 recipient of the West Virginia Champion of Pre-K Award.
Nash -- Stephanie Nash and Justin Allen Bowyer, a son, Oakley Johnathan Bowyer.
ONA -- Hurricane High School took home grand champion honors in Division I of the third annual WV Pumpkin Festival Harvest of Champions Marching Band Competition hosted by the Cabell Midland Marching Knights, under the direction of Tim James, on Saturday, Sept. 20. Hurricane was also recognized for Outstanding Show Design and took home honors for Outstanding Soloist for trumpet.
ASHLAND -- While most pools around the region are closed, at the Tin Woof Inn the new outdoor pool is still home to plenty of splashing, smiling and epic deck jumping into the water.
HUNTINGTON EAST HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1953: The Huntington East High School Class of 1953 will have a reunion on Oct. 25 at Tascali's Decades Pasta & Grill, 6007 U.S. 60 across from the pink elephant. It will be a buffet dinner. Please let organizers know by Oct.1 if you plan to attend. A friend of the class will pay for the meal for each but each person must pay for their own drinks. Reply to Sheridan Lane at 304-453-6892 or email@example.com or Jeannine Spurlock Bloss at 304-429-1828.
Sports, particularly football, has many degrees of interested fans. Some may have a passing interest while others have an addiction that has them glued to the sports channels 24-7. Whatever the interest level everyone knows the culminating event for the football season is the Super Bowl. Everyone also knows the game winners are rewarded with a Super Bowl ring that is becoming quite the collectible.
I know my way around a salad, and anything green is my canvas in which I will open up the flood gates of inspiration and pour out a story that will be forced into syndication and retold at any and all gatherings centered around food. But when it comes to fish I find I'm a bit challenged and in my search for a new and different technique for the catch of the day.
HUNTINGTON -- The West Virginia chapter of Lions Club International is inviting high school students to participate in the 19th Annual West Virginia Lions Youth Camps and Exchange Scholarship Contest.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Call 606-928-9816.
Foxy Ladies -- Sept. 16, Pat Mott, Janet Gardner, Flo Hynus; Sept. 23, Janet Gardner, Pat Stinson, Louise Bolling.