Brenda Lucas: Community News
REACH ONE: Ebenezer Medical Outreach Inc. sponsors the seventh annual Each One Reach One -- the Women's Health event designed to educate women about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Clinical breast exams, mammograms, mini manicures, refreshments and more are available from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Cabell Breast Health Center, 1415 Hal Greer Blvd. For appointments, call 304-399-6870 or for more information, call Rebecca Glass, Women's Health coordinator, 304-529-0753, Ext. 117. Other sponsoring organizations include Avon Breast Care Fund, West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, Save Our Sisters, Farouche Hair Care and Ron Wilson Hair Gallery.
JOY: "Joy cometh in the morning" declares the good book. But I felt joy as I attended another monthly noon get-together at Tascali's, sponsored by the Joy Fellowship Club of South Point's First Baptist Church. I am always welcomed and made to feel as much a part of the group as actual members. When is the next one, I can hardly wait ...?
LET'S SCRAP: With Joyce Pacer -- a scrapbook/rubber stamp class is conducted from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at 1 Jacqueline Heights. Attendees make four 12-by-12 inch scrapbook pages with a spring theme. The cost is $16. Class size is limited. Reservations are recommended; call 304-733-3851 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOTS: Ready, aim, fire ... Many shots were heard during the recent Cabell County Fair Board's gun bash to benefit the FFA Building fund. Local winners include Chris Hankins, Rick Logan, Tom Bowen and Andrew J. Crum of Huntington; Bruce Clary, Waymond Turman and George Knipp of Barboursville; Bob Ryder of Lesage; Noah Bills of Salt Rock; Danny Vickers, Bill Yeager and Kevin Cremeans of Milton.
NAMED: Four Cabell Midland students recognized and honored by Rotary Club of Barboursville included Andrew Brewer, senior; Courtney Eves, junior; Jessica Beahrs, sophomore; and Jeff Crouse, freshman.
RECIPIENT: The 32nd Chester A. Riley Scholarship for $13,800 was awarded to Leah Suiter, a Cabell Midland senior. She begins her medical assisting studies Sept. 29 at Huntington Junior College.
MERITED: Based on accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies, three area seniors have been awarded National Merit scholarships of $2,500. Winners were Emily E. Beckelhimer, Cabell Midland; Alex Dementiev, Huntington High; and Lauren Oyler, Hurricane High.
SECOND: Congratulations are in order for Rick Parks. After 18 months of training and work, he earned his Boy Scout Leaders Wood Badge Award -- the highest leadership training award honor in the Boy Scout Program. Rick received his Honor Beads May 12 at a Troop Court of Honor at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. He is only the second leader to achieve this accomplishment with Troop 62, where he is committee chairman.
MISSION: Rachel Gilliam and Allison Gossett, two Enslow Park Presbyterian Church high school juniors, join the Presbytery of West Virginia for a summer mission trip in July to the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Ark. Donations are being accepted to help with their work in Arkansas. Call 304-523-9920.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Wayne Manning, Mikey Clark, Butch Gibson, Emmett Morrison, Amber Lynn Shelton turns 25, Kristen Adams, Gail Kelly, June Simms, Samuel J. Wallace, Tom Brown, Laura Wilson, Sandy Parker, Kinslee Jenkins turns 10, Phil Sponaugle with the IT department of The Herald-Dispatch, Doug Childress, Sam Kelly, Ethan Rucker, Paul Foard, Barbara Wechsler is 3 under 50 (47), while Madison Michelle Mahoney gets older by turning 2 and Caitlin Dunfee becomes a dime (10). Douglas Childress, retired law enforcement officer, blows the birthday horn.
TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Ron and Charlotte Bledsoe of Milton celebrate number 41.
CHUCKLE: A woman and her husband visited a church on Sunday while they were on vacation. The woman likes to sit close to the front. So they entered a pew in the second row. Shortly after settling into the pew, an usher came up to them, tapped lightly on bench, and said, "This pew is saved." Her husband replied, "So are we!"
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