FIRST: Harmonica Club plays its first monthly performance for 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Pullman Square.

FUN: A family fun night with crafts, story hour and programs begins at 6 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Cabell County Public Library. The event is open to children of all ages.

AWARDED: Jordan Miller of Wheeling was one of five West Virginia University women awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach English abroad next year. The 2019-20 scholar was studying in Barcelona when Catalonia held its 2017 referendum to secede from Spain. As an Honors English major who conducted linguistic research with the West Virginia Dialect Project, she graduated from WVU and the Honors College in 2018. She will teach English in Andorra, a tiny country in the Pyrenees between Spain and France.

THANKS: Good friends are sometimes hard to find, but Cathy Porter found a special one when Diane Scarberry became a part of her life. Diane is always helping her and being the sidekick whom she can always count on. A million thanks are in order for her friendship.

CONCERT: Slayer performs in "Leg Five: North America of its Final World Tour" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse are also featured. Contact 304-696-5990, Ext. 3503, or

PRESENTED: Eric Brown of Kitts Hill, Ohio, an English major at Ohio University, recently presented his creative writing skills at a national conference in Washington, D.C. He was chosen to present his paper and give a brief keynote talk at the annual Popular Culture Association National Conference. The fiction writer has been researching the classic psychological horror novel "Misery" by Stephen King. He received a grant from the OU Provost Undergraduate Research Fund to support research and conference presentation. He also presented his research at the Ohio University Student Research and Creativity Activity Expo in Athens and placed second.

TRY-OUTS: Auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," musical/rock opera created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. Staged by Pea Ridge Players, auditions are open to ages 8 to 108. Rehearsals begin June 3. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 16 and 17, and 3 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18. Email Chuck Minsker, director,

READER: Dallas Cassidy, known best around the Mountaineer Gas Co. workers and those retired ones, celebrates a birthday Monday, May 13. He says he reads the Community News every day and never misses it. Hope he has an even better birthday this year since he can read it in the pages of The Herald-Dispatch.

GRADS: Five from Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane recently graduated from local colleges. Luke Browne, son of John and Jan Browne and grandson of Jack and Linda Gibson, graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.Bus. Admin. in specialized sales, merchandising and marketing operations. Matthew Duespohl, son of Dale and Debbie Duespohl, graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in immunology/medical microbiology. Davey Freeman graduated from Marshall University School of Pharmacy with a doctorate of pharmacy (PharmD). Lindsay Jones, daughter of Lisa and Jim Fawcett, graduated from University of North Carolina with a B.S. in biology and minor in chemistry. Laura E. Stewart, daughter of Harold and Mary Beth Stewart graduated from Marshall University with a B.S. in nursing.

WHAT: The monthly meeting for Walnut Hills Action Team (WHAT subsidiary of Neighborhood Institute of Huntington) begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Gallaher Village Public Library's community room.

TALK: MU's Lifelong Learning Program "Tuesday Talk" is presented from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 14 at Woodlands Retirement Community. Albert Simon, director of the Learning Resource of MU's College of Education and Professional Development, discusses "History of The White House." The program is free for LLP members; $10 non-members. Contact or

PROGRAM: WVU Extension Service, Cabell County Community Services Organization Inc. and Cabell County Commission provide "Container Gardening" by Evan Wilson, Ag and Natural Resources Extension Agent, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Milton Senior Center. Pre-registration is required. Call Renee Teed, 304-390-4164.

BLOODMOBILE: American Red Cross hosts a bloodmobile from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Huntington Blood Donation Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Marc Fizer, Robert McCoy, Sheri Duncan, Mary Marshall, Tawyna Halstead, Kim Tatum, Madison Michelle Mahoney, Caitlin Dunfee, Peggy Waugh, Madison Boylan, Joshua J. Mosley, Gail Kelly, Kristen Nunley, Doug Childress, Sandy Parker, Jordan Armstrong, Angie Harkins, Casey Levy, Sandra Parker, Tim Conzett, Allen Reasons, Tommy Adkins, Paul Foard, Betty Blevins.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY: Robert and Kay Ratcliff.

CHUCKLE: One evening Jill drove her husband's car to the shopping mall. On her return, she noticed how dusty the outside of his car was and cleaned it up a bit. When she finally entered the house, she called out, "The woman who loves you the most in the world just cleaned your headlights and windshield." The husband looked up and said, "Mom's here?"

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