VBS: "GiddyUp Junction: Taking God's Love to New Frontiers" is the theme for Vacation Bible School at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 10-14, at Good Hope Baptist Church, Kilgore Creek Road, Milton. Classes are available for all ages.

MEMBERS: Four individuals became part of Hurricane's Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in April. Becoming new members were Patricia Enochs, Davey Freeman, Pat and Heather Holland.

PROGRAM: MU's Lifelong Learning Program "Tuesday Talk" is from 10:30 a.m. to noon June 11 at MU's Morrow Library. The program includes a look at Special Collections that have been preserved at the library. Admission is free for LLP members and $10 nonmembers. Visit marshall.edu/llp or beth.wolfe@marshall.edu.

MEET: Huntington East High School Classes of 1952 and 1953 meet for food and fellowship at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at South Point, Ohio, Ponderosa.

SALE: A museum yard sale is from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Highlands Center, 1620 Winchester Ave., Ashland. Proceeds benefit construction of Highlands Center Kitchen. Donations - except clothing - may be dropped off during business hours at the museum. Call 606-329-8888.

81: Emmett L. Oldaker learned to be a jack of all trades - make dentures while stationed in Texas, Kansas and Europe with his career with U.S. Air Force, church treasurer for Westmoreland Church of Christ and electrician apprentice joining International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, where he retired after 39 years. On June 6, he turned 81 years old. Here's hoping that day was as exciting - or almost - as what his earlier life was with a celebration of cake, friends, family and happy years to follow.

HUNT: It's not deer, rabbit or squirrel hunting but a Junior Naturalist Parks Expedition: Scavenger Hunt offered by Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation Team from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Ritter Park Picnic Shelter. Contact 304-696-5954 or www.ghprd.org.

BOOT CAMP: "Big John" Bowen has not been booted out as WDGG-FM (93.7) morning show host and Kindred Communications operations manager, but he was headed to boot camp with the U.S. Army. He joined teachers and others at Fort Lee, Va., for an Army educator's tour for a first-hand look at military life, physical training, eating with troops and experiencing a day of a soldier. He has three children with two daughters currently serving in the military as a lieutenant and one a private.

READING: Cabell County Public Library and branch libraries off a "Reading is Out of This World!" blastoff open to children up to 17 years old Monday, June 10, through July 31. Games, prizes, programs and reading books are featured.

NEARLY 90: Joyce Caldwell of Ona's Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church becomes the "double snowman" Monday, June 10. May this be an unforgettable day filled with surprises, happiness, fond memories and love for this Christian lady.

GRADS: Eight individuals from Huntington's Central United Methodist Church recently graduated from high school and college. Congratulations to high school graduates - Jared Nance, Jordan Beach and Dakota Barnes, Huntington, and Kionte Bacon and Robbie Jenkins, South Point. Graduating from college included Elizabeth Auvil, MA, education, and Amber McDeris, AS, practical nursing, both from Marshall University; and Shelli Ross, medical coding and billing certificate, Mountwest Community and Technical College. May they continue trusting in the Lord as they enter a new phase of their lives.

CADET: Andrew Frazier, grandson of Bonnie Frazier of Scott Depot, W.Va., was among the 51st class completing the West Virginia National Guard Program with Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy in Kingwood. He was in Platoon 2 and recognized for receiving the Mentorship, S2C Award, as well as obtaining the six Individual Values Recognition Ribbons.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Linda Brewster, Lynne Fruth, Delora Call and Roger Call, husband and wife team, Jon Hoover, Bruce Boone, Man dy Lucas, Dot Hicks, Lucas Cox, Jane Brown, Kay Weingardt, Jean Horton, Dave Irwin, Robert Miller leaves the 50s behind for number 60, Jeff Townsend is 54, Bethany Taylor, Garry Adkins II, Josh Meredith, Mark Schell, Isabelle Jones, Melissa Marcum, Tracie Ross, Sally Lind, David Moore, Eddy Gardner, Seth Waggoner, Sherri Blackwell, Bobbi Harbour Meadows.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Bill and Leigh Anne Cutlip, Phil and Gloria Holmes, Jim and Kim Schmidt, Don and Connie Ransbottom.

CHUCKLE: A Bible study group was discussing the unforeseen possibility of their sudden death. The leader said, "We will all die some day, and none really know when, but if so we would do a better job of preparing ourselves for that inevitable event." Everybody shook their heads in agreement with this comment. The leader then said, "What would you do if you knew you had four weeks of life remaining before your death, and then the Great Judgment Day?" A gentleman said, "I would go out into my community and minister the Gospel to those that have not yet accepted the Lord into their lives." "Very good!" said the leader, and all agreed that would be a very good thing to do. One lady spoke up and said enthusiastically, "I would dedicate all my remaining time to serving God, my family, my church and my fellow man with a greater conviction." "That's wonderful!" the leader commented, and group members agreed that would be a very good thing to do. One gentleman in the back finally spoke up loudly and said, "I would go to my mother-in-law's house for the four weeks." Everyone was puzzled by this answer, and the leader asked, "Why your mother-in-law's home?" The gentleman continued, "Because that will make it the longest four weeks of my life!"

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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