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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Saturday, May 25

May 26, 2019 GMT

DINNER: A free dinner hosted by Greater Barboursville Community Outreach is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Barboursville Senior Center. The menu includes grilled burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, cookies and beverages.

READER: Jim Scheidler, retired chief deputy with Cabell County Sheriff’s Office, reads this column every day of publication. He says it is a joy to read and is informative, keeping people abreast of ‘good’ happenings. Thanks for those inspiring and encouraging comments.

DANCE: Jack O’Shea is the ballroom dance DJ from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at American Legion 177, 6024 U.S. 60 E., Barboursville. Dress is casual. Partners are not required. The cost is $15 couples or $8 singles. Contact Gayle Riggs, 304-417-0134 or brigg@zoominternet.net.


GRAD: Joseph Boggess, from Milton United Methodist Church, gets a round of applause for his recent graduation from Cabell Midland High School. He plans to attend Cabell County Career Technology Center.

KICKOFF: The Festival of Saturdays Kick Off-Day is from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Central City Antiques District. Alias14W hosts the event with arts and music for $10. The first outdoor concert begins at 3 p.m. with an informal jam session and warm-up time from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the gazebo. Village Renew-All hosts vendors and sidewalk sales. Cicada Books and Coffee tries a new mobile cold brew cart and system. Free tai chi and yoga is at 9 and 10 a.m.

ADOPT: Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter sponsors an adoption from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Stogie’s, 17 Washington Ave. Food and T-shirts are available.

CONCERT: John “Some Kind of Wonderful” Ellison, 2015 WVMHoF inductee, presents an evening of rock ‘n’ soul with backup by The Carpenter Ants and Randy Gilkey on keyboards from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Caf Cimino, Sutton. Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller of The Sweetback Sisters, Mark Bates and others are also featured. A silent auction is available. Tickets are $75 advance; $90 at door. Proceeds support WV Music Hall of Fame’s 2020 Induction Ceremony April 4, 2020, at Charleston’s Culture Center Theater. Contact 304-342-4412, 304-765-2913 or wvmhof@gmail.com.

FIRST: Congratulations to Eleanor Mortimer and her family on her first communion conducted recently at Ona’s St. Stephens Catholic Church.

PROGRAM: A Memorial Day patriotic program sponsored by City of Ashland and Recreation Department takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Ashland Central Park Bandstand. Entertainment is by The Singing Kernels, Emma Stephens; Chain Reaction, The Midnight Ride. Mike Wurts of AMVETS Post 95 is pledge leader. Other activities include Peanuts the Clown, free ice cream social, corn hole games, cotton candy, door prizes and more. Bring lawn chairs. Concession stands are open.


LIST: Taylor Scott of Huntington made the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester at Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, Tenn. Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded this distinction.

BAND: King Calaway featuring Shane Runion Band and Frank Grasso present a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Vern Riffe Center for Fine Arts, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio. Tickets are $50 and $35. Contact info@vrcfa.com or 740-351-3600.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Max Hazlett turns 23, Megan Peterson, Priscilla Bolt, Joseph Williams, Emily Black, Leah Wallace, Ginny Blake, Kristin Caviani, Cason Kessinger, Sasha Kessinger, Noah Jordan, Dillon Mullins, Adam Scarberry, Michelle Spurlock, Ruth “Peggy” Chapman still in the 80s at 84.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: A.C. and Kay Chapman, Dwight and Sharon Icenhower, Robert and Kathy Jackson, Roger and Edna Cole, Erik and Jennifer Weingardt, Jeff and Becki Chaffins (1991), Tim and Kristi Haney, Jonathan and Deborah Bradley celebrate 45 years.

SUNDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Marilyn Lilly, Hollybrooke Cline, Marge Montgomery, Adelina de Joya, Kathy Lister, Nancy Sturgeon, Zane Franklin, Terri Haney, Bryson Haught, Jack Newhouse, Catherine Rushton, Dick Swisher, Pattie Walker, Tristan Kendrick, Will Cunningham, Timmy Taylor, Patricia Avey, Danny Quaranta, Reagan Robbins, Taylor Adkins, Sara Triplett, Sandy Hann.

SUNDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Dustin and Taylor Dean (2007), Andrew and Maddie Colvin (2018), Evan and Becky Arkell celebrate number 20, Rocky and Zandra Lawrence.

Send items to Brenda Lucas, P.O. Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or email to bklucas53@aol.com.