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Thursday's Community News: Brenda Lucas

Jun. 11, 2008 @ 09:00 PM

BOOK CLUB: The Third Saturday Book Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, at Cabell County Public Library. Co-sponsored by Marshall University College of Liberal Arts, discussion is led by Dr. John Vielkind with Marshall University Philosophy Department. The book reading is "Julian: A Novel," by Gore Vidal. Books may be purchased at Empire Books and Borders. Call Gina Kates, 304-696-2350, or e-mail gina.kates@marshall.edu.

MOLD IT: Hand-building, throwing, surface design and firing techniques are included in the middle/high school clay camp offered at Huntington Museum of Art. Grades 6-12 may participate in this two-week camp - June 16-20 and June 23-27. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Registration is $100 members and $120 nonmembers. Call 304-529-2701, Ext. 21.

EARNED: Teresa L. Williams, paralegal specialist with Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Regional Counsel, Region 7 in the Huntington Office, successfully completed the two-day CLA/CP examination given by The National Association of Legal Assistants Inc. Teresa, Marshall University graduate with an associate's degree, is one of 107 paralegals in West Virginia attaining this goal.

MILITARY: Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph R. Dotson II graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The 2006 Williamson High graduate is the son of Joseph R. and Barbara G. Dotson of Williamson, W.Va.

HONOR ROLL: Abigail Lynch didn't make just any honor roll -- she earned a spot on United States Achievement Academy. The Huntington High student, nominated by counselor Jane Hastings, is daughter of Dr. Christopher and Pamela Lynch.

SALUTE: A high five and hand salute to 16 Spring Valley High seniors named to the Senior Salute Program by the three-member citizens committee. Winners had a cumulative 3.5 grade point average, completed an application, writing assessment and personal interview. Congratulations to Hannah Adkins, Morgan Billups, Heath Booten, Kyle Burner, Clay Crabtree, Harrison Cyrus, Marissa Laney, Morgan Lewis, Rachel Lewis, Heather Pelfrey, Meagan Price, Ashley Quaranta, Lee Rice, Megan Smith, Rebecca Thompson and Jilleann Wellman.

BELATED: Tyler Martin, June 1; Lynne Taylor, Liz Hiner, June 2; Glen Prichard, Christopher Moncer, June 3; Mary Varney, Sharon Wilkes, June 4; Ileta Willis, June 5; Cassity Patrick, June 6; Bill Chapman, Karen Lucas, June 7; Bill Stambaugh, June 8; Nellie Jordan, Leigh Ann Sprouse, Bethany Taylor, June 10.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Billy Harless, an AEP employee, turns 54; Lynwood Adkins, retired employee from CSX, is 2 over 60 (62); Mary Williamson, Bill Saunders, Herbert Lyons, Elizabeth Sparks, Harry Wheeler, Tara Woodrum, Dan Stahl, William Kopp, Karen Vassar, Brenda Keyser, Kelly Fuller, Julie Price, Susan Stevens, Gerri Napier, Jimmy Thacker, Laura Cooke, Brenda Keyser, Kelly Fuller, Gina Gooderham, Brooke Powers and Michael Carpenter.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Kenny and Liz Blake, Bob and Amy Leslie. Bruce and Lil Bowersock, the painting-art duo, also celebrate.

FRIDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Topping this day's list of growing older is my youngest - or as she calls it my baby - sister, Jeannie Grieco, at least one from the big 5-0. Others include Gilbert Lawrence, Adam Baumgartner, Lisa Merlino Baumgartner, Mary Beth Reynolds, Kinsey Clopton, Coralee Charter, Dorothy Foster, Lew Morrison, Tom Johnson, Lexi Stines, Ben McCalla, Reggie Wolfe Jr., Matt McCumbee, Nancy Tipton Spurlock is 943 from 1,000 (57), Effie Carter, Kathryn Davidson, Sharon Fizer, Jack Moore, Tom Thacker, Timmy Thomas, Teri Damron, Marilyn Kitchen, Terry Hill, Harold Hill Sr., Mitzie Vance, Kathy Hoover and Gailyn Mills.

FRIDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Dana and Joy Pelfrey (1980), Troy and Maria Adkins. It's number 55 for Neil and Helen Gibbins.

CHUCKLE: My boss didn't come into work last week. He called on Wednesday morning and said he was having a vision problem. When I asked what was wrong, he replied, "I just can't see myself at work today."

Send items to Brenda Lucas, in care of The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720; fax to 304- 526-2857; or e-mail to bklucas53@aol.com.

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