Thursday, June 24, 2021

DEAR JILL: I have read a recent column of yours regarding whether it is worth spending more for quality products. Could you expand a discussion of this to non-grocery items? Do you buy appliances with many features, or do you stick to basic ones? If you are purchasing a tool for a specific t…

LUKE COMBS STILL AT THE TOP: For the fourth week in a row, Luke Combs is coming in at No. 1 with “Forever After All.” It’s Luke’s ninth week in the top spot in 2021 — with five previous weeks at No. 1 with “Better Together” earlier this year.

HUNTINGTON — One more sign that the world is slowly returning to normal: A new restaurant has opened at the Guyandotte Marina in the former home of Schooner’s Waterfront Grill.

BENEFIT: Fairland Band Boosters and Football Boosters host a Dragon Tailgate kickoff from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the parking lots of Fairland Middle School to help raise money for Fairland High School’s upcoming season. Activities included are a vendor and craft market, bike…

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

96TH: Most likely Mary Kirtley is the only living student from Milton High School Class of 1942 because she was double promoted one year. Wednesday, June 23, she turns 96 years young. She and her late husband, Cledith, owned a grocery store in Milton 31 years, helping many Milton area famili…

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

If you are on Medicare, watch out for a resurgence of this con. Scammers are claiming to offer “free” genetic testing kits that allegedly screen for heart conditions or cancer. It’s really a ruse to steal your Medicare information for fraudulent billing and/or identity theft.

MARRIED: Just married … 65 years ago. Jim and Margaret Wilgus celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Tuesday, June 22. This couple, long-time members of Rome Church of Christ in Proctorville, are daily readers of this column. They are being wished a super anniversary and prayers for many m…

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at

Monday, June 21, 2021

If your plans to see "The Addams Family: The Musical" and "101 Dalmatians Kids" were interrupted by inclement weather, then grab your lawn chairs for a special “Lemonade Show” at an earlier time on Thursday.

85TH: Although Suzanne Schaffer, of Ironton, turns 85 years young Monday, June 21, she can probably do as much or more work than most. The volunteer in the marquee room at Paramount Arts Center is much loved by her fellow marquee friends and is a joy to have around. Keep smiling, Suzanne. Yo…

Sunday, June 20, 2021
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Sports, theater, science and nature — no matter what interest a child has, chances are there is a summer camp for them. For COVID-19 precautions, check the camp websites. To submit a summer camp, email the details to

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University’s John Deaver Drinko Academy for American Political Institutions and Civic Culture has announced its 2021 inaugural cohort of National Society of American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) Scholars, according to a news release. One hundred Marshall underg…

Here are restaurant inspections recently performed by the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The list is sorted by violations. The restaurant is listed first, followed by its address, then priority violations, priority foundation violations, core violations and no violations.

NAME, SIZE AND BREED: Layla is a 6-year-old, 46-pound dog who was surrendered on May 15. She is an escape artist and is able to climb a 6-foot-tall chain link fence.

HUNTINGTON — Singers of every contemporary style and genre of music are invited to participate in the “On the Mic” vocal competition being sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing Tri-State Chapter.

HUNTINGTON — Local resident and dog lover Deb Elliotte has started an endowment for the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter with a donation of $1,000.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

80TH: Robert J. Cline, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, but a Scottown, Ohio, resident, leaves the 70s behind Sunday, June 20, to try No. 80. May this “young” man be blessed with more years of happiness, good health, fond memories, family and friends.

Friday, June 18, 2021

GOLF: Five women’s golf teams from area golf courses are representing this section in the West Virginia Women’s Intra-State golf competition. The teams are Creekside — Mendy Bays, Doris Wheeler, Cindy McDonie, Lisa Moore and Kay Smith; Esquire — Janet Fisher, Colleen Thew, Alice Williams, Ka…

Thursday, June 17, 2021

HUNTINGTON — You can now get a taste of Louisiana cooking in Huntington. A new Cajun restaurant named Gumbo Stop Cafe recently opened in Heritage Station. The small cafe features a daily rotating assortment of po’boys, jambalaya and, of course, gumbo.

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — Friday, June 18, will be the opening day of the two-day 2021 YakFest along Olde Main Street in St. Albans — and it’s a pretty safe bet there’ll be dancing in the streets after its 2020 COVID-19-imposed absence.

RETURN TO THE ROAD: Brett Eldredge is very happy to announce that he’s hitting the road! He says, “The Good Day tour will by far be the most appreciative and grateful experience of my career because I miss playing music so much.” Brett shares, “I miss the human connection, the fan to fan con…

As I mentioned in a previous column, my husband and I are hooked on the Game Show Network. But this summer, the broadcast networks are starting to look a lot like GSN as more and more trivia contests and other games of chance pop up on our screens. The latest offering is another reboot of a …

HUNTINGTON — COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville country singer Cody Johnson, with special guests Easton Corbin and Ian Munsick, will perform at the Mountain Health Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SALE: A multifamily rummage sale hosted by Chapter E of PEO is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in parking lot of Central Christian Church, 12th Street and 5th Avenue. Proceeds benefit PEO, international women’s educational organization, providing scholarships for women. Call Melanie…

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A new United States federal program is helping to pay funeral expenses of people who died from COVID-19. Unfortunately, scammers are using this as a chance to steal personal information from bereaved family members.

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at

LISTED: Kyle Jervis of Hurricane, West Virginia, student at Cedarville University in Ohio majoring in accounting, was named to the dean’s honor list for the spring semester. Students must obtain a 3.75 grade point average or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to b…

Sunday, June 13, 2021

HUNTINGTON — The bond between a primary care physician and his or her patient is special and can often span decades. A Huntington businessman, who asked to remain anonymous, has established a new scholarship at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in honor of his primar…

This 15-year-old ambitious young man is Jacob. He is a good student, enjoys playing video games and being outdoors. He is athletic and a great team player. He has played basketball, baseball and is interested in playing for his school’s football team. Jacob’s favorite color is red and favori…

NAME, SIZE AND BREED: Lady Macbeth is a 4-year-old female. She was surrendered on May 21. Her family loved her very much and was heartbroken to have to rehome her. We would love to find her a new family quickly!

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