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HOMECOMING: Cabell Midland High School students enjoyed lots of activities during homecoming week last week - a parade on Thursday in Milton, the football game against Capital High School on Friday, a dance at the school on Saturday night, and the crowning of a homecoming queen, king and court. The CMHS 2014 homecoming queen is Shelby Hill, daughter of Ron and Tanya Hill of Milton, and the homecoming king is Alex Childers, son of Buddy and Stephanie Childers of Barboursville. Members of the court are Megan Bailey, daughter of Jeffrey and Cindy Bailey of Culloden, junior princess; Logan Adkins, son of Dewain and Kristyn Adkins of Barboursville, junior prince; Sophie Adkins, daughter of Rick and Tracy Adkins of Barboursville, sophomore princess; Roman Bryson, son of Jeff and Teena Bryson of Huntington, sophomore prince; Haleigh Kuhn, daughter of Mike and Cathy Kuhn of Barboursville, freshman princess; and Quinn Robertson, son of Erin Mogan of Huntington, freshman prince.

OPEN HOUSE: Everyone is invited to attend the open house at the new Barboursville Convention Visitors Bureau on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m.-noon to meet Brandi Beasley, the new executive director, and the seven-member board: Mayor Paul Turman Sr., Paula Seay, Diana Roy, Jack Yeager, John McKenna, Cindy Edmonds and Joyce Spencer. The BCVB office is located in the former ZBA building, which was recently purchased by the Village of Barboursville, on the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Cabell Midland High School students selected as students of the month for October by the Rotary Club of Barboursville are Hope Vance, senior; Timmy Thomas, junior; Hannah Ross, sophomore; and John Terrango, freshman. The students were recognized at the Rotary Club's luncheon meeting on Oct. 15.

MEETING: The Huntington Cabell Republican Women meet Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Guyan Country Club with Chris Miller as guest speaker. A social time begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Members and guests are invited. Reservations must be made by Oct. 24 by calling 304-529-2335 or by emailing annehild005@msn.com.

REVIVAL: Dr. Steve Cook will speak at a revival at Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 6286 Little Seven Mile Road, Huntington, from Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 19-22. Dr. Cook, from Jewish Worldwide Mission Ministries, will speak on "Israel and Prophecy." Special singing will be offered each evening, and a nursery will be provided. AWANA will not meet Oct. 22.

RALLY: The Democratic Women's Club of Cabell County holds its annual bean dinner/auction/election rally on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Cabell County 4-H camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, from noon to 4 p.m. The dinner, $7 for adults and free for children under 5 years old, will include beans, corn bread, slaw, dessert and beverage. Auctioneers John Perdue and Mike Adkins will offer a wide selection of items for sale.

DINNER: A bean dinner will be offered from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Westmoreland Woman's Club, 2962 Bradley Road in Westmoreland, for $6 a person. Proceeds will help fund two scholarships at Spring Valley High School. For more information, call Pam at 304-633-8259.

CONCERT: The Tri-State Youth Orchestra string section presents its 18th annual fall concert Sunday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom at ARTS Renaissance Center on 8th Street in Huntington with musical selections from Beethoven and Dvorak. Admission is $5 for adults, and students 12 years and under are admitted free. The youth orchestra will conduct auditions in the wind, brass and percussion sections on from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the basement of the ARTS Renaissance Center. Students should know their scales, have a prepared piece and be ready to sight read. The orchestra rehearses from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays and performs four to five concerts each season. For more information, contact Ron Caviani at tyso@aol.com.

GIVEAWAY: Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, 4th Avenue and 31st Street, will give away clothing, books, toys and household goods today from 9 a.m.-noon.

BIRTHDAYS: Happy birthday this week to Lily Adkins, Olivia Simmons, Sofia Coffey, Annette Black, Denise Juan, Paul Ashcraft, Jacob Nance, Martha Casey, Dick Smarr, Alex Lemley, Santana Smith, Curtis Scott Miller, Ron Caviani, Dave Olson, Will Lester, Kristen Call, Mike Call, Ed Chapman, Rodney Holbrook, Barbara Vaughan, Valerie Dickson, Cheryl Seplocha, Tracy Lipscomb, Justin Long, Caylyn Adkins, Larry Wallace, Janet Heath, Beulah Insco, Vickie Parsons Billups, Katelyn Coiner, Janie Marcum and Tara Webb.

MORE BIRTHDAYS: Special wishes to Molly Carrigg, who blew out two candles yesterday; to Cherokee Jackson, whose 8th birthday was Thursday; to Miley McCormick, who celebrates her 4th birthday Saturday; to Jeffrey Journell, who celebrates his 59th birthday Saturday; and to twins Corey and Caleb Wilks, who become teenagers Sunday.

ANNIVERSARIES: Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries are Glenn and Vanessa Bailey, Frank and Janet Staggs, Steve and Carol Wells, Billie and Diane Hardy, JoAn and Brian Combs, Wesley and Sharon Thompson, Gary and Naomi Goodrich, Gene and Pat Gwinn, Jonathan and Holly Fannin, and Charles and Margie Collins, who observe their 61st anniversary today.

Send items for this column to Joyce Spencer, 817 Main St., Barboursville, WV 25504, or fax to 304-736-4522. Her email address is jcspencer@MSN.com.

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