Community News: Joyce Spencer
SCOUTS HONORED: Boy Scout Troop 790 of Barboursville, will conduct an Eagle Scout Court of Honor tomorrow at Elmwood Baptist Church. The scouts being honored are Ryan Beals, son of Donald and Debbie Beals of Barboursville; Renato Castillo, son of Rey and Sandra Castillo of Huntington; Dylan Elder, son of Gary Elder and Jacqueline Scherer of Huntington; and Hayden Ansinelli, son of Dr. Richard Ansinelli and Debra Cummings of Barboursville. Ryan, Renato and Hayden completed Eagle projects at the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area. Dylan completed his Eagle project at Cabell Midland High School. Guest speaker at the Court of Honor will be Brandon Dennison, Troop 790 Eagle Class of 2004 and graduating senior at Shepherd University. Senior patrol leader for the troop is John Castillo. Scoutmaster is Jim Wilson.
SCHOLARSHIPS: United Commercial Travelers, a fraternal non-profit organization, has awarded $1,000 scholarships to four students at Cabell Midland High School. Students will be presented their awards at the CMHS senior awards assembly May 19. The winners are: Kathleen Sullivan, daughter of David and Anna Sullivan of Barboursville; Chelsea Stevens, daughter of Tim and Cynthia Childers and Tim and Karen Stevens of Barboursville; Emily Terry, daughter of James and Loretta Terry of Milton; and Chantelle Hager, daughter of Randy and Tawana Hager of Salt Rock. All of the scholarship recipients plan to attend Marshall University.
SINGER: Kudos to Kala De Hart, a Cabell Midland High School sophomore, who sang the national anthem at the Marshall University Green and White game a couple of weeks ago. Kala, the daughter of Rich and Becky De Hart of Barboursville, is a member of the show choir at CMHS and opened the show for county music singer, Taylor Swift, when she sang at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.
ALL-CLASS REUNION: Plan to attend the Barboursville High School first, all-class reunion May 16 and 17. On Friday, a casual social will be at 7 p.m. at Stat's Sports Bar in Barboursville. On Saturday, the reunion will begin at 2 p.m. at the Barboursville Community Park. Country music singer, Rick Huckaby will perform at the outdoor amphitheater with BHS alumni, Todd Thornburg, opening . Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. Local vendors, Outback Steakhouse, Gino's Pizza, and chef Jessica Ray (a 1991 BHS grad), will be available. For additional information, contact barbours email@example.com or www.freewebs.com/ bhsallclassreunion.
BENEFITS: Good food is offered in the area this weekend, and proceeds from each event will benefit charitable organizations. Today, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., the Huntington Kiwanis Club has its 12th annual spaghetti dinner at First United Methodist Church, 1124 5th Ave., Huntington. The price is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children 12 and under. Family packs of six tickets are available for $30. Patron/corporate benefactor packs of 20 tickets are available for $100. For these packs, call 304-736-7530. Proceeds from this dinner will benefit the Kiwanis Day Care Center, an outstanding community service for 77 years.
The annual spring Barboursville Lions Club pancake breakfast will be from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, at the Barboursville Community Center. Price is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Children under four eat free.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Happy birthday this week to Tim Biller, Nate Cobb, Jim Myers, Teresa Spencer, Martha Snider, Greg Briers, Ray Wilmoth, Lanny Belville, Kim Burcham, Elizabeth Nance, Rod Moehling, Jessica Thomas, Jean Dague, Mark McCallister, Rick Hannan, Ronnie Dolin, Brandon McClung, Jana Whitt, Kayla Pauley, Greg Bridgewater, Thelma Hall, Lisa Smith, Zachary Pauley, Jim Barton, Elizabeth Dilley Porter, Lorrie Levi, Leslee Cassidy, Jessie Scarberry, Bart Thompson, Sarah Stanley, Ken Mincer, Karen Douglas, Garrett Blake, Eleanor Dean, Joanne Legge, Randall O'Neal, Brandon Bickford, Bailee Blankenship, Karla Hysell, Jean Lane, Karen Jones Ward, Ricky Allen Byrd, Mike Casto, and Dave Adams.
Special wishes to Pat Clay who celebrated her 81st birthday Monday; to Tyler Cook whose eighth birthday was Tuesday; to Michael Scott Johnson, who celebrated his 42nd birthday Wednesday; to Chase Connor Watts who blew out three candles Thursday; to Dale Robertson who was 32-years-old yesterday; to Garnet McCloud, whose birthday is today and to her great-granddaughter, Annalee McCloud, whose birthday was yesterday; to Riley Beth Brillhart, "Grandpa's Girl," whose first birthday is today; to Lindsey Powers, who will be 14-years-old Sunday; and to Keith Savage who celebrates his 75th birthday Sunday. Belated wishes to Donna Thomas, who observed her birthday May 1. She and her husband, John, will celebrate her birthday on an Alaskan cruise next week with her sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeri and Sam Adkins, of Tucson, Ariz., and Bernice and Hank Merz of Huntington.
THIS WEEK'S ANNIVERSARIES: Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are: Steve and Becky Simmons, Blake and Elizabeth Wallace, Jason and Beth Carney, Bill and Phyllis Hall, Dana and Eliza Robertson, Baker and Kellie Neal, Gene and Marian Crowe, Fred and Barbara Morrison, Jarrett and Estelle Maynard, and Arnold and Joyce Dunlap.
Special wishes to Bob and Coral Mallory of Proctorville, who celebrated their 53rd anniversary Tuesday; and to Charles and Kim Burcham, who will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sunday.
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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