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Brenda Lucas: Community news

Feb. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

GAMES: Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Life, Sorry and other games are featured during the monthly games event from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. Bring a favorite game and refreshment to share. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 304-730-3565.

MUSICAL: "Rock of Ages" begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Shawnee State University, Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, Portsmouth, Ohio, as part of Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association's 2013-14 season. Tickets are $55; $50 seniors; $44 students; $20 children age 12 and younger.

MEET: Heather Smith from Marshall University Rec Center and Jim Insco with City of Huntington are featured at the Southside Neighborhood Organization meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Junior League Building. Passes to the center are available to win and Jim discusses city refuse pickups and how to keep Huntington clean.

CLASS: Registration is accepted for "Basic Photographic Techniques" instructed by Larry Rees at Huntington Museum of Art. The six-week session is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 19 through March 26, in Studio 3. The cost is $65 and $80 nonmembers. Contact Brad Boston, 304-529-2701, Ext. 311, or visit www.hmoa.org.

SALES: Friends of the Cabell County Public Library and Tri-State Literacy Council offer a sweet deal for book buyers with a sweet tooth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the library. The book sale continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 7-8. Proceeds benefit local adult learners and volunteer tutors working on literacy goals.

CLUB: Lavalette Woman's Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the clubhouse, 4796 Smith St. To become a member, contact Catherine Mitts, 304-697-5310.

AUTHOR: Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, sponsored by Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Marshall University Foundation Hall. Dr. Brian R. Dirck, professor of history at Anderson University and award-winning author of several books about Abraham Lincoln, speaks on "Abraham Lincoln and Constitutional Optimism."

BABY: Fifth Avenue Baptist Church has another baby girl added to its family. Ainsley Katherine Price was born Jan. 13 to Sarah and Brian Price. She is the granddaughter of Jeanine and David Price.

TRAINEES: Seven salon professionals in the Huntington area attended the international award-winning Redken Exchange in late December in New York City. Sharpening their skills in design and color techniques were Tracy Davidson, Scott McSweeney and Ron Wilson of Ron Wilson Hair Gallery, as well as Travis Jarvis, Hazel Bell, Cheryl Nance and Amanda Shaver.

STARS: Ten couples participate in the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center's first "Dancing With Our Stars" Saturday, Feb. 8, at Boyd County Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by gourmet dinner by Chef Jason Oesterreicher and Bellefonte Country Club at 7 p.m., and competition at 8 p.m. Entertainment is by City Heat. Proceeds benefit the Ashland center. Contact 606-329-8888 or carol@highlandsmuseum.com.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Jonathan Avis, Pam Hager, Kelsey Ball, Cheryl Chaffins, Jeff Chaffins, Jacob Massie, Allyson McClure, Ashton McClure,Dr. Bill Hampton, Brooke Fisher Keeney, another grandkid of Brenda G. Ellis, leaves 29 to make it 30, Brian Deering, Cyndy Hardwick, Elizabeth Jordan, Linda McMahon, Jane Boylin, Delilah Hill nears the mid-40 mark at 43, Sarah Mease, Janet Stanley.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Michael and Roxanne Fizer (1984).

CHUCKLE: One day while they were walking, they passed the hospital swimming pool and Anthony suddenly dove into the deep end. He sank to the bottom and stayed there. David promptly jumped in and saved him, swimming to the bottom of the pool and pulling Anthony out. The medical director came to know of David's heroic act. He immediately ordered that David be discharged from the hospital as he now considered him to be OK. The doctor said, "David, we have good news and bad news for you! The good news is that we are going to discharge you because you have regained your sanity. Since you were able to jump in and save another patient, you must be mentally stable. The bad news is that the patient that you saved hung himself in the bathroom and died after all." David replied, "Doctor, John didn't hang himself. I hung him there to dry."

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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