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Monday's Community News: Brenda Lucas

Mar. 29, 2009 @ 09:05 PM

VISIT: There's nothing more relaxing than sitting on a deck on a warm spring evening overlooking a waterfall, drinking hot apple cider and chatting with auld acquaintances. It was an enjoyable visit with Dale and Joy Adkins, former Huntingtonians. It had been a long while since seeing the couple who lives in Sevierville, Tenn.

RECOVERY: The best is wished for Janet Jeffrey during the recovery process of recent surgery. Janet, whom my dad loved to hear sing gospel music, is daughter of the late Ardith Baker of Salt Rock. Both were frequent visitors to my dad's home several years before his passing in 2001. Thoughts and prayers are with Janet that she will gain strength daily in her hours of pain and she will be blessed with special love and care from those around her.

NOMINATED: A Milton Middle honor student nominated by teacher, Mrs. Kingery, has been chosen to attend a National Security and Counter Intelligence Program sponsored by National Junior Leadership Conference and Lead America in Washington, D.C. Many are proud of Brad Warner for this good work, especially grandmother, Darlena Warner. A handmade quilt has been donated to be raffled to help raise funds for him. For a chance to win the quilt, call 304-743-8085.

CERTIFICATES: Two from Rotary Club of Huntington have received Rotary Leadership Institute certificates of graduation recognizing excellence in the completion of all three parts of the Zone 33 Rotary Leadership Course of Study in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills for Rotary leaders. Frank O. Markun, president, and Karen Dickson, past president of the local club, were honored at a ceremony in Charleston.

EAT AND MEET: The Woman's Club of Huntington hosts a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Guyan Golf and Country Club. The program, presented by the community affairs department, recognizes Arts in the Community. The Arts All-Star Show Choir, a new community-based and award-winning choir consisting of outstanding students from eight high schools in and around Huntington and directed by Shayne Gue and Kaitlin DeSpain, is the guest. Choreographers are Kara Call, Despain and Gue. An arts and crafts fair precedes the dinner.

WELCOMED: Weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces, Nevaeh Reign Davenport was born Feb. 28, to Tara Nicole Fletcher and Christopher Davenport. The baby girl, measuring 19 inches long, was welcomed by big sister, Shaylynn; maternal grandparents, Paul and Sherry Fletcher, as well as godfather, Garry Allen Byrd.

B-I-N-G-O: Fairland Braggin' Dragons, Lawrence County Relay for Life Team, offer bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Fairland Middle School. Twenty games cost $20. Prizes include Longaberger, jewelry, golf packages, Mary Kay, Easter baskets and more. Concessions are available. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life, American Cancer Society.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Beverly Miller, director of River Magic Chorus of Sweet Adelines, celebrates a big one; Brian Craig New is just one year away from the big 5-0 (49), Anthony "AJ" Newton becomes a teenager at 13; Donarita Stanley, Jim Reed, Betty Nicholas, Katie Lee, Diana Roy, Tim Roberts, Stacy Morrison, Joel Bentley, Kayla Campbell, Melanie Gossett, Pam Rawn, Kristy Woods, Darrell Byrd, Kathy Large, Andy Skirpan, Jessica Hall, Charles McKay, Bethany Freeman, Jim Kingery and Darrell Edmund Byrd, husband of newlywed Shirley, and Jack Wheeler, Paw Taw square dancer. Sisters Nicole Atteberry and Carmen Carroll celebrate birthdays together -- Nicole is 23 and Carmen is 6.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Mac and Katrina Morris. Ed and Mayelma Hetzer would be lost without each other after 53 years of marriage.

CHUCKLE: As a man was walking down the street talking on his cell phone, he was heard saying, "The bank helped me get back on my feet." After a moment's pause, he went on to say, "They repossessed my car."

Send items to Brenda Lucas, in care of The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720; fax to 304-526-2857; or e-mail to bklucas53@aol.com.



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