BAND: McLain Family Band performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mountaineer Opry, Booten Creek Road, Barboursville. Admission is $15; $12 seniors; $5 ages 12 and younger. Concessions are available.

89th: Mary Eloise Wagner of Proctorville, Ohio, spins the last of her 80s as she turns 89 Friday, May 24. Here's hoping it will be a superb fun-filled day as she readies herself for the 90s.

CLASS: "Figure Drawing" classes monitored by Brandy Jefferys continue from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Huntington Museum of Art, Studio 1. Each session is $10, including model fee. Contact or 304-529-2701.

BIRTH: Jeff and Kristin Sanders became parents of a son, Aaron Matthew, May 9. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Kathy Johnson and Tom and Blanche Sanders, all of Kenova United Methodist. He also has a big sister, Abby, and brothers, Chris, Ben, Alex and Will. May this little heavyweight bring much joy and happiness to the families.

PROGRAM: WVU Extension Service, Cabell County Community Services Organization Inc. and Cabell County Commission provide "Plan, Shop and Save" by Kandi Messinger, family nutritional program health educator, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Underwood Senior Center.

EARNED: Maddie Bess of Ona earned a BS degree in environmental science from Berry College, a liberal arts college of approximately 2,100 students.

BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive is from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Hurricane's Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

FIRST: It's another first for Marty Edelen of Barboursville as he and his late wife, Jane, would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary Friday, May 24. Jane, mother of two children, passed away Nov. 3, 2018, after a bout with cancer. How she ever did all that she did in the number of hours that she used is beyond me, but it's been said that she "couldn't say no." Prayers for Marty on this day of remembrance and may he be comforted with the great loss.

MUSIC: Huntington heats up Thursday, May 23, as City Heat provides music from 7 to 10 p.m. at Buddy's All-American Bar-B-Que, 1537 3rd Ave. Both sides of parking lot are blocked for bikers. Call 304-522-9869.

ANNIVERSARY: A few days after Luanna Karlet celebrated another year of getting younger, she celebrates another important day wedding anniversary with her one-and-only, Herb Karlet. As the event gets underway Friday, May 24, may they be surrounded with family and friends to make the day more special.

FEST: Taps at Heritage presents the second annual BrewGrass Beer and Bluegrass Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Heritage Station. The festival features more than 50 craft beers, bluegrass acts, local merchandise and food vendors. Bands include Sour Mash String Band, Matt Petty and Whiskey Chasers and Moonshine Crossing. Admission is $40 and $20 designated driver admission.

COMPETITOR: Brooke Powers, member of Cabell Midland High School's prize-winning West Virginia High School Science Olympiad Championship Team competes in the National Science Olympiad Saturday, June 1, at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. She is daughter of Jay and Rebecca Powers and granddaughter of Pete and Anita Jones and Jerry and Lena Powers, all of New Baptist Church, Huntington.

YARD SALE: The 12th annual US 23 Highway Yard Sale is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25, beginning in Greenup County and ending at Letcher County. Call Ashland/Boyd County Tourism and Convention Bureau, 606-329-1007.

GRAD: Cadet Gavin Bailey of Putnam County, son of Jennifer Thompson and Arkell Bruce of Huntington and Scott Bailey of Salem, Va., was in Platoon 1 with Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy, where he was one of 183 graduates from 33 counties in West Virginia participating in the 51st class to complete the West Virginia National Guard Program. He was recognized for receiving the Mentorship, PT Most Improved, S2C Award, and obtaining six Individual Values Recognition Ribbons.

BAPTISM: Camryn and Chloe Garnes were recently baptized at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church. May these two continue walking with the Lord and sharing His blessings.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Shelby Adkins turns 24, Sheila Cooley, Elizabeth Green, Lacey Moore still in the 20s at 28, Lisa Nord, Frances Midkiff, Steve Spoor, Colton Montgomery, Michael Qualls, Jeremy Howerton, Mitzie Trout, Carol Cisco, Keir Adkins Coleman.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Joe and Angie Whitfield celebrate number 5, James and Susie Wagner, Bill and Mary DeMoss (1961), Rob and Robin Armstrong (1982), Greg and Pam Hill (1982), David and Patti Cooper, Erick and Jessica Willis celebrate number 20.

THURSDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: "Woody" Wood with 97.1, Benny Adams with DeAngelo Brothers, Caela Edwards Young crosses over the 30-mark to 31, Brandon Hughes hits the 34-mark, Michael Davenport, Bob Long, Bill DeMoss, Denise Meadows, Daniela Guardia, Laurie Lynch, Tarane Karimpour, Sally McCaskey, Rylee Lewis, Nancy Austin, Katherine Held, Kevin Phillips, Ben Veit, Joe Midkiff, Carolyn Lewis, Jenna Hendrick, Sally Duncan, Andy Legg, Avett Bannon, Zach Jeffrey, Angie Wise, Marlene Bailey Black.

THURSDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: John and Lynn Mayfield celebrate number 49, Gerard and Tabatha Hodge, Kevin and Kim Lantz, Sam and Prudy Colvin (1987), Mike and Becky Chambers (1981), Chuck and Joyce Adams.

FRIDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Joshua David Clay hits the quarter mark at 25, Charlene Burrell, Allison Shyan Overby, 2019 Chesapeake High School graduate, becomes 18, Sandy Mauk, Lee Counts, Cyndi Chornobay, Leila Holland, Craig Houston, Katie Keen, Jerry Lilly, Nick Schamp, Makenzie Adams, Doneshia Robinson, Madelyn Fizer, Amy Adkins, Pat Cornwell, Nancy Lunsford, Al Dingess, Sarah Miller, Amy Bullington.

FRIDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Tim and Cheri Sewell, Matt and Gwen Reed, Tom and Emma Kist, Scott and Sherry Wheeler (2003).

CHUCKLE: Seven-year-old William was praying: "The bad people laughed at Noah and said, 'You made an ark on dry land, silly.' But Noah was smart and he stuck with you. That's what I would do."

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