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Wednesday's Community News: Brenda Lucas

Jun. 23, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

ACE: For the second time, Ryan E. Robirds of Wheelersburg, Ohio, has proven he's an ace. The trooper with Ohio State Highway Patrol's Ironton Post was recently honored with his second Ace Award in Jackson, Ohio.

COMEDY: ARTS Resources for the Tri-State presents "Harvey," Pultizer Prize winning play by Mary Chase, Thursday-Sunday, June 24-27, in the Renaissance ballroom. The comedy begins with dessert and show at 8 p.m. Thursday for $20. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by the show at 8 p.m., for $25. Dessert and show begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for $20. Show only tickets, available at the door, are $15. Call 304-733-ARTS.

LEFT: After showing off her reptile friends - bearded dragons, frogs, geckos and snakes - at area libraries recently, Nancy Lockard, also known as The Turtle Lady, made way for the next summer program, which concludes today with "Falling Water is Music to My Ears" featuring Joni Pappas, music therapist and music educator, at Cox Landing Branch.

WORKSHOP: An intensive workshop for area youth is offered Thursday, June 24, at the Clay Center, as part of Charleston Harmony, a FestivAll event including a performance by OC Times, a popular gold-medal quartet, and Scioto Valley Chorus. The cost is $20. Call Ted Rose, director, 304-925-SING.

WINNERS: Wayne Elementary second- and third-grade girls placing in the recent fourth annual one-mile fun run/walk in conjunction with Field Day included Alex Conley, first; Cassidy Waugh, second; and Savannah Rice, third. Second- and third-grade boys named winners included Brandon Hankins, first; Carson Boothe, second; and Allen Lin, third.

GUESTS: ThunderTones Chorus of Huntington Tri-State Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society offers a "guest night" at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in the rear meeting room of Fellowship Baptist Church, U.S. 60 East, Barboursville. Refreshments served. Call Terry Edgell, vice president marketing and PR, 304-302-NOTE.

BIG DAY: It was probably as big a day for the dad as it was for the son when Anothony Zappin recently graduated from a New York law school. Anthony is the son of Jeff and Leann Zappin of Huntington, where Jeff is a "drug pusher." Actually, Jeff is a pharmacist and in my opinion, one of the best - if not the best - in the area.

CARS: A Mayberry Days antique car show is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Inn at Wyngate, 750 Peyton St., Barboursville. Entry fee is $6. Admission is free. Call 304-733-6800.

CONFERENCE: Linda Parsons, Westmoreland Chapter NSDAR regent, and Kathleen Bledsoe, past chapter regent and current state recording secretary of West Virginia State Society National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently attended the 105th State Conference of West Virginia NSDAR at Wheeling's Oglebay Resort and Conference Center. While there, they received first- through third-place chapter awards in various categories. Golden Eagle Feather Awards were presented to Kathleen and Linda for serving in various positions, as well as Avis Marcum and Sharon Curnutte. June Ashworth was also on the winning side with a certificate.

REUNION: A gathering reuniting the Lionel Adams family is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Beech Fork Shelter 2. Those attending may bring a covered dish.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Roger DeSpain, Tony Cox, Jennifer Crittendon, Shirley Hayton, Kathern O'Neal, Nicholas Zornes, Jim Whitehead, Emma Belle Call, Megan Childers, Andy Finley, Mark Willett, Nancy Dillon, Kody Belcher is nearing "sweet 16" at 15, Niles Marshall, Roy Edwards, Christie Kinsey, Kristina Leonard and Stephanie Booth celebrates number 28.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Steve and Christie Saunders, Seth and Ashley Summers, Ben and Anita Hatfield.

CHUCKLE: As the grandmother and her great-granddaughter watched a boy slip a delivery pouch onto his shoulder, Grandma said, "That's a paper boy." Inspecting him closely, Hannah said "No, Grandma, I think he's real!"

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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