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Brenda Lucas: Community news

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 06:00 PM

BASH: The winter classical concert season of Huntington Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kimo Furumoto, begins with "A Birthday Bash" celebrating Benjamin Britten's 100th anniversary and Wagner Bicentennial at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Contact 304-781-8343 or www.huntingtonsymphony.org.

NOTE: Phyllis Tomblin of Huntington sent this note: "I read your newspaper column and enjoy all the news of what's happening, especially the chuckle." Better known as "Aunt Phyllis" to my brother-in-law, Mike Grieco, and sister, Jeannie, I met her when I spoke for the women's group at First Wesleyan Church several years ago. I have to say she is a keeper.

ART: Artists show and sell original works during "Art in the Park" this weekend at Ritter Park, 8th Street. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Contact Barbara Dellegatti, barbiedell53@hotmail.com.

BANQUET: Ohio Valley Chapter of West Virginia Ducks Unlimited hosts its annual fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at YMCA Kennedy Center. Auctions, raffles of wildlife and sporting art, goods and more are featured. Call Gregg Hicks, committee chairman, 606-922-5585, or Don Bays, 304-522-7981.

HAUNTED: Ironton Lions Club continues its haunted tunnel from 7 to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October - Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 - near U.S. 52 and State Route 93 intersection, across from Ironton Hills Shopping Center. The cost is $5. Proceeds go back into the community through various projects. Call Mike Caldwell, 740-532-1441, or Joe Jenkins, 740-533-0363.

BOY: Brian and Lacie Casto of Huntington's New Baptist Church became parents of a new bundle of boy Sept. 18. Jase Lincoln Casto weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 22 inches long.

GET-WELL: Prayers, thoughts and get-well wishes are being sent to Jean Spurlock, whom I learned has a broken back. A long-time family friend, here's hoping she has a smooth and quick recovery and will soon be back on her feet doing what she loves the best.

MISSED: I must be getting old. I missed an important date - Oct. 3. That was my 41-year anniversary with The Herald-Dispatch with all but seven inside the walls of that building and the last seven working from home. Thanks to the many friends I've met and those I continue to hear from.

SYMPATHY: Joyce N. Allie, member of the former Paw Taw Square Dance Club, passed away Sept. 16 at age 85. The Proctorville, Ohio, resident and her husband, Albert, were married 63 years. The mother of one surviving son was retired from the former C&P Telephone Co. May family and friends find comfort in knowing prayers and thoughts continue to be with them during this sorrowful time.

CONCERT: Rodney Atkins performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Guests are Frankie Ballard and Rose Falcon. The event is presented by 103.3 WTCR Country. Tickets are $35 and $25. Call 800-745-3000.

LATE: Emily Wheeler, Oct. 1; Thelma Bash, Oct. 2; Jace Caldwell, John Lee Jarvis II, Oct. 3; Dwayne Castle, Joe Preece, Janie Cassidy, Oct. 5; Taylor Jaros, Cody Methax, Cory Methax, Skyler Ratcliff, Jenny Price, Jonathan Niese, Oct. 6; Wilda Lamb, Nicholas Clay, Dollie Gillen, Mary Margaret Snavely, Phillip Lee Smith, Bailey Sue Shafer, Oct 8; Tammy Owens, Oct. 9.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Rebecca Powers, Jason Hunt, Mike Holley, Matthew Aldridge, Chris Wellman, Shawn Persinger, Randy Lester, Glenn Bailey, Kip Smith, Carter Capehart, Ryan Stoner.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Stephanie and Billy Smith celebrate number 32.

FRIDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Seth Napier, Larry Black sees the double 6 (66), Kraig Hunter, Susan Kelly, Corey Sweeney, Fia Bailey, Jackie Ballard, Mike Giles, Michelle Heiner, Brandon Bledsoe, Gary Gendron, Jordan Bradley, Bonnie Atkisson, Skylar Reizman.

FRIDAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Rob and Becky Millne (2000).

CHUCKLE: A co-worker stormed into her friend's office, yelling, "Did you tell Joan I was a witch?" Stunned, the friend sputtered, "No! I don't know how she found out."

Send items to Brenda Lucas, P.O. Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or email to bklucas53@aol.com.



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