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Community news: Brenda Lucas

Jan. 06, 2010 @ 11:55 PM

EXERCISE: Friday, Jan. 8, is a good time for some exercise while participating in continuous ballroom dancing. Share some treats, receive a chance for the door prize and have a good time as Dick Newman hosts the event from 7 to 10 p.m. at Junior League Ballroom, 617 9th Ave. The cost is $7.50 per person. Call 304-736-5380 or e-mail dnbl@msn.com.

STEAK: A baked steak dinner with salad, rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dessert and drink begins at noon Sunday, Jan. 10, at GFWC Westmoreland Woman's Club clubhouse. The cost is $8 and $4 children ages 10 and younger. To-go orders are also available. Proceeds help fund scholarship for Spring Valley High School graduating senior and community projects. Call Marlene Thacker, 304-429-1816, or Loretta Wain, 304-429-3718.

CONCERT: River Town, a local band featuring Brian Ball, lead guitar; Mike Vint, keyboards; Kala DeHart, lead vocals and guitar; Jim Adkins, bass guitar; Rich DeHart, rhythm guitar; and Greg Fletcher, drums, performs a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Cabell Midland High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5, while VIP tickets and packages are also available. Proceeds benefit the CMHS Show Choir. Concessions and T-shirts are also sold. Call 304-633-6384; 304-634-8686; or 304-743-7412.

GAMES: Board game lovers are encouraged to bring a favorite game and a refreshment to share with others for the family fun event from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 5747 Pea Ridge Road. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 304-730-3565.

THREE: Three teachers from Village of Barboursville Elementary School were among the eight from Cabell County to earn national board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. They are Whitney Bunn Stead, Shawna Paynter and Kelli Jordan. Others were Emily Stephens, Martha Elementary; Laura Kasey, Highlawn Elementary; Amanda Hogsett, Enslow Middle; Tim Alford, Cabell County Career Technology Center; and Gail Boone, Cabell County Alternative School. Hats off to these educators for accomplishing this achievement.

SHOWING: Two showings of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" are planned by the Boyd County Public Library District. One must hurry to attend the first one at 5:30 p.m. today at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave., Ashland, Ky. Admission is free. Although refreshments are provided, additional snacks are available for purchase. The second showing is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Summit Branch, 1016 Summit Road, as part of the branch's Second Saturday Screening Program. The movie is rated PG. Call Amanda Clark, 606-329-0518, Ext. 1140.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Linda Anderson, Scott Barber, Ashley Cantley, Cecil Davis, Richie Mills, Caleb Pennington, Brandi Jones, Carolyn Johnson, Jarrah Vance, Ray Hatfield is holding at 39, Corrie Lewis, John Liller, Robert Trenor, Ted Backus Sr., Andrea Gardner and Robert Ball is blessed with another year to spread sunshine to all knowing and loving him.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Glenn and Karen Earl.

FRIDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Bruce Everman, Stanley Hall, Sam Angelo, Sam LeGrow, Hailey Burks, Ed Berry, Louann Knippenberg, Marty Gwyn, Sue Hanlin, Jo Ann Davis, Jane Fotos, Carroll Martin, Michael Wyrick, Charley Hatfield, Sally Wilson, Richard Chambers and Seth Edgar.

CHUCKLE: Following a blowout shindig the night before, a co-worker was looking the worse for wear. "Are you feeling all right?" one man asked. "I don't know," the woman answered slowly. "I think I'm suffering from post-partying depression."

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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