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Friday's Community News: Joyce Spencer

Mar. 05, 2009 @ 08:15 PM

ON DISPLAY: When you're in Charleston from now until April 16, stop by the Cultural Center at the State Capitol Complex and view the artwork at the Masters of the Juried Exhibition. Four area artists have their work on exhibition: Vernon Howell of Barboursville, large relief wood sculptures; Susan Poffenbarger of Dunbar, large West Virginia landscapes painted in pastels; and Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer of Charleston work together using metal, wood and stained glass to form unique sculptural furniture. A reception was in the great hall of the Cultural Center Monday with remarks made by First Lady Gayle Manchin, WV Division of Culture and History commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, and artist Poffenbarger.

NEIGHBORHOOD: The Neighborhood Institute of Huntington, Inc. meets at 6 p.m. March 9, in the conference room at Huntington City Hall with Christopher Dean, director of the Western Regional Day Report Center, as the guest speaker.

ACTION TEAM: The Walnut Hills action team meets at 6:30 p.m. March 10, at the lodge hall of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, 530 Roby Road, Huntington. Special guests will be Jason Shepherd, branch manager of United Bank, and Christopher Dean, director of the Western Regional Day Report Center.

REUNION: Members of the 1952 Huntington East High School class will meet at 2 p.m. March 11, at the Ponderosa Restaurant, Route 60 and Washington Boulevard, for "lupper."

SING IT LOUD: Kudos to Barboursville native, Randall Reid-Smith, who rocked the Henderson Center last Saturday night as he sang the national anthem at the Marshall University/University of Central Florida basketball game.

OFFICERS: Officers of the Local School Improvement Council at the Village of Barboursville Elementary School are Randy Hoggsett and Richard Wensits, Sulzer business partners; C. T. Carroll, school bus driver; Jeanette Morris, kindergarten aide; Kim Bailey, secretary; Marcy Johnson, Lelia Pauley and Brenda Bunn, teachers; Cindy Taylor and Mark Call, parents; and Virginia Parsons, principal.

FIELD DAY: Congratulations to VOBE fifth graders who were winners in the Cabell County math field day, Feb. 16, at Geneva Kent Elementary. Charlie Newfeld and the fifth grade team won first place. Members of the team are Newfeld, Jarred Crance-Miller, Paola Gonzalez-Burcl, and Emily Wilmink (alternate). The fourth grade team that represented VOBE are Salem Carlton, Brooke Howerton, Kaitlyn Taylor, and Jacob Jitima (alternate). The fourth grade fair was held at Guyandotte Elementary.

HONORED: Charles Astle and Peggy Saunders were honored at a dinner and dance on Feb. 26. They were selected by the Barboursville Seniors as their 2009 King and Queen of Hearts.

CONCERT: The Cabell County all-county orchestra will present its festival concert at 7 p.m. March 9, in the Cabell Midland High School auditorium. The middle school guest conductor is Maggie Snyder, professor of viola and violin at West Virginia University; the high school guest conductor is Dr. Mikylah McTeer, professor of violin at WVU. This concert will be presented by the string students after they spend a day with the guest conductors in a master class rehearsal. The concert is free and open to the public.

FELLOWSHIP: The Women's Missionary Fellowship of Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 6286 Little Seven Mile Road, Huntington, is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. March 13, in the fellowship hall. A donation will be accepted for the dinner. All proceeds will support various mission projects.

DINNER: The GFWC Westmoreland Woman's Club is hosting a baked steak dinner Sunday at the clubhouse beginning at noon. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. To-go orders are available. Proceeds will fund a scholarship for a Spring Valley High School graduating senior. For more information, call Marlene Thacker, 304-429-1816 or Loretta Wain at 304-429-3718.

GATHERING: A youth gathering will be at Milton Baptist Church, 1123 Church Street, Milton, at 6:30 p.m. March 11-12. Rob Ely of WVBC will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by Patrick and Tiffany Stewart's band, and an iPOD Nano will be given away.

BIBLE STUDY: The Ladies' Bible study group of Milton Baptist Church will begin Beth Moore's new study, "Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman" from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in March. To participate, contact Missy Browning at 304-743-1033 or e-mail Missy.Browning@Psysolutions.com.

BIRTHDAYS: Happy birthday this week to Ginger Chapman, Anita Asbury, Roy White, Millie Smith, Mike Ducheneau, Shane Irwin, Jacob Perry, Chris Boyer, Erin Shaver, Jim Grimmett, Jack Austin, Andrew Damron, Johnny Luke Damron, Paul Turman, Ron Bates, Jacob Cumptan, Brian Hayton, Diana Whaley, Barbara Belcher, Donna Montie, Matt Lanham, Keith Matheny, Patti Clay, John Flowers, Stephanie Nelson, Missy Morrison, Albert Cole, Jamie Starkey, Jennifer Johnson, Tonda White, Wendy Chapman, Sara June Bailey, Anna Jobe, Joel Black, Russell Hall, Bobby Lewington, Paul Lane, and Jody Beckett.

BELATED : Special wishes to Julia Pinson who celebrated her 11th birthday Sunday; to Morgan Grubbs who blew out 11 candles Wednesday; and to Cardis Hall whose great-granddaughter, Makenzie, helped him celebrate his 70th birthday yesterday.

ANNIVERARIES: Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Terry and Linda Chapman, Bob and Mary Beth Grizzell, Mark and Cathi Collins, Gordon and Connie Rutherford, Billy and Michelle Shafer, Bunk and Louise Perry who celebrated their 60th anniversary Wednesday; and Frank and Nancy James who observe their 62nd anniversary today.

Send items for this column to Joyce Spencer, 817 Main St., Barboursville, WV 25504, or fax to 304-736-4522. Her e-mail address is jcspencer@MSN.com.



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