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Saturday's Community News: Brenda Lucas

Aug. 21, 2009 @ 09:30 PM

FAIR: Safety is the key -- the annual safety fair, open to neighborhood children, is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Central United Methodist Church, 1043 Jefferson Ave. Free hot dogs and inflatables are available. Other activities include "handwashing clinic" with Cabell County Health Department, Patchers and Pumper from Ceredo Fire Department, Good News Llamas and Huntington City Police presenting children's ID kits. Camelot Photography also takes free pictures of each child for their ID kit.

BACK HOME: A Guyan Valley High graduate recently came back home -- for only a week. Larry Joe Vinson, who currently lives in Omaha, Neb.,with wife, Karen, made it home recently to visit, along with his son, Brian. How wonderful to have this darling guy and sweetheart gal within reaching distance. Their visits are always greatly enjoyed, but never long enough. Here's hoping that one day soon they will be blessed with the chance to come back home to West Virginia to stay.

BLESSINGS: All you furry friends are invited to participate in the blessing of the animals at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, in the parking lot of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. Come one, come all to this "furry friend" event.

CHEERS: Congratulations to the 16 girls who are on the 2009-2010 Vinson Middle School Cheerleaders. They are Josie Boyd, Haley Petitt, Katie Christian, Rachel Johnson, Britney Lawrence, Megan Ronk, Lexi Ward, Lakin Bailey, Karli Brubeck, Jaycee Daniels, Tabitha Hensley, Brooke Jackson, Ashton McClure, Hannah Meade, Mandi Ronk and Ashley Spence.

TRY OUT: Kanawha Valley Ringers offers open individual auditions for the new season Sunday-Monday, Aug. 23-24, at Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, 317 W. Washington St., Charleston. Group auditions begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Call Dale Miller, director, 304-610-5852.

SERVICES: Revive us again ... Tom Wallace speaks during revival services beginning at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at First Baptist Church, 101 Solida Road, South Point, Ohio. Services continue at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, Sept. 2.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Carroll Justice, Sandra Lee Avery is three short of 4-0 (37), Phillip Dean Thomas hits two quarters (50), Dana Pelfrey, Billye Jo Spaulding, Martin Westfall, Nathan Hamilton, Melody McSweeney, Chris Pate, Cyndi Saxton, Ashton Lowe, Ginny Foard Shenk, Nancy Peterson, Dave George, Meghan Dodrill, Donna Lipscomb, Jacob Dylan Drown, Cynthia Dorsey, Bob Spencer, Randy White, Charlotte Mudge, Barbara Carey, St. Mary's School of Nursing grad and retired RN, is "Monday's Girl" at Jeffrey E. George Comfort House, Eleanor Dickson, Cathy Howerton, Ronnie Mershon Jr. turns 22, Ronnie Smith, J.R. Lockhart, Judy Wright, Mark Tarter, Garrett Spence is one penny under a nickel (4), David Midkiff, Jason Roma, Wesley Agee and Margret Anderson becomes 100.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Russ and Sandy Eastham (1970), Bob and Sharon Sparks (1975), Carlton and Nancy Apgar, Kevin and Melissa Hamilton, Jim and Clara Knight, Kyle and Kathy Hegg.

SUNDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Dudley Vititoe, Jack Lively, Gregory L. Goodrich is two pennies under becoming two quarters (48), Scott Wheeler, Thomas Scott Wheeler, John Jarrell, Steven Peterson, Kitty Hage, Emily Proctor, Graham Rabey, Peggy Kruthoffer, Tiffany Kendrick, Wanda Edwards, Sandee Thacker, Randy Templeton, Bob Wade, Jim Dailey, Eric Rickman, grandson of Retired Fire Chief Jack and Jean Rickman, is 32, and Betty Mendoza closes in on 90 but not there yet.

SUNDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Ronnie and Fanny Keyser (1956), John and Laura Cummings (1997), Dick and Robin Ash, Dusty and Tammy Reynolds, Gary and Shelia Roy, Tim and GiGI Gerlach, Deidra and Daniel Simmons; Byron and Marion Davis celebrate their 50th.

CHUCKLE: A little boy asked his grandmother how old she was. "Thirty-nine and holding," she replied. "Well, then, how old would you be if you let go?" the little boy said.

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

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