Joyce Spencer: Community news for Friday, April 19
ELECTED OFFICERS: The Barboursville Lions Club recently elected officers for 2019-20. They are Lib Ciccolella, president; Joe Weber, vice president; Donna Cross, secretary; Kitty Kelly Smoot, treasurer; Tom Turman, membership chairman; Larry Poynter, service chairman; and Leland Steele, marketing/communication chairman. The board of directors is Becky Howard, program coordinator; Charlie Buzzard, club LCIF coordinator; Jim Dauber, lion tamer; Bernice Hesson, tail twister; and Jack McKenna, director (two-year term). Lions Recreation Inc. officers are Charlie Buzzard, president; Lib Ciccolella, vice president; Lennie Roe, secretary/treasurer; Dr. Charles Francis, one-year member; and Turman, two-year member.
CONCERT: Make plans now to enjoy some oldies rock music on Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Barboursville Senior Center when the Last Chance Band will perform. Members of the band are Rocky Nash, vocalist; Greg Hesson, bass; Chris Altizer, drums; Ben Wall, lead guitar; and Joe Caudill, pianist. Concessions will be available from the kitchen. The band will play at the senior center on the last Saturday of each month and will also play at the Milton Firehouse on May 18.
EASTER BREAKFAST ATTENDANCE: Sixty-five women attended the Barboursville Parish United Methodist Women’s 45th annual Easter breakfast on Saturday, April 13, at Barboursville First United Methodist Church. Special music was offered by vocalist Erika Pierson Jude and violinist Sydney Riffe. Trina Smith and Becky Baldwin were the pianists. Program participants were Margaret Kastanas, Elma Chapman, Vicki Smith, Claren Perkins, Linda Cooke, Tudy Toney and Paula Jenkins.
LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAM: The Marshall University Lifelong Learning Program meets from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, April 23, at Woodlands Retirement Community, 1 Bradley Foster Drive, Huntington, with Heather Smith presenting “Healthy Living through Diet and Exercise.” This program is free to members and $10 for non-members. The MU LLP is beginning its second year. Come learn just for the joy of learning.
PERFORMANCE: John Rutter’s “Requiem” will be presented by the sanctuary choir and special guests at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 10th St., Huntington, on Good Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. The event, under the direction of Bruce Rous, is free and open to the public.
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 6286 Little Seven Mile Road, Huntington, offers an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon Rutherford delivering a special Easter message. Other services offered are Sunday school at 9:55 a.m.; morning worship at 10:55 a.m.; and Sunday evening service at 7 p.m.
EASTER CANTATA: Kellogg Independent Holiness Church of God, 4430 Piedmont Road, Huntington, presents its Easter cantata, “The King is Coming,” on Sunday, April 21, at 10:45 a.m. The choir director is Kathy Callicoat. A spring revival will be held from Monday, April 21, through Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. each evening. Services will be conducted by Evangelist Danny Campbell with special music each night.
BARBOURSVILLE EASTER SERVICES: Several Barboursville-area churches are holding special Easter services this weekend. Kuhn Memorial Presbyterian Church offers a Good Friday service at noon Friday, April 19, and Barboursville First United Methodist Church will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19. Christ the King Lutheran Church offers an Easter vigil at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, and a community Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 21, at Shelter No. 1 in Barboursville Park.
GOLF FUNDRAISER: It’s not too late to get a foursome together to play in the Nine and Wine golf fundraiser on Monday, April 29, at 5:15 p.m. at Guyan Golf and Country Club. This is a nine-hole scramble with appetizers and two wine tastings plus dinner for $125 per person. Contact person is Brooke Burkhammer at firstname.lastname@example.org. This golf fundraiser benefits the Marshall University women’s golf team.
EASTER EGG HUNT: Barboursville’s third annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Barboursville Park’s soccer field complex on Booten Creek Road. Lots of eggs and prizes are offered to participants and winners. This event is hosted by the Barboursville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Village of Barboursville.
The Village Art Walk is kicking off with a special twist by being held at the Barboursville Farmers Market on Farmdale Road on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. It will feature book signings by Carter Taylor Seaton, Myra Yates and Sassa Wilkes as well as music by Tricera and works by local artists. This event is free and open to the public.
BIRTHDAYS: Happy birthday this week to Parker Lane, Carl Ray, April Coffey, Angela Gay Kinkead, Rick Walker, Mac McClure, Ashley Sinclair, Tye Stull, John Cummings, Greg Gesner, Eddie Smith, Madison Call, Debbie Lingenfelter, Nick Anuszkiewisz, Randy Taylor, Aaron Roma, Jacob Johnson, Anne Loudermilk, Dawson Haddox, Seth Weaver, Ada Boggs, Delbert Artrip, Dustin Scarberry, Cody Thompson, Brittany Clagg, Mason Beach, Steve Beckelhimer, Joy Bryant Harris, John Bledsoe, Curt Thompson, Bradley Shane Ratliff, Jennifer Wood, Brandon Ash, Andrew Holtzaphel, Angie Whitfield, Joe Whitfield, Shawn Mc Comas, J.B. Miller, Denise Houvoras, Andrea Poston Arthur, Martha Moore, Janet Turner, Josephine Johnson, Megan Sharp, Morgan Danielle Large, David Adkins and Sean Kidd.
Special birthday wishes to Anna Maynard, who celebrated her 76th birthday Wednesday; to Mike Sheets, whose birthday was Thursday; and to Basil Asbury, who was 90 years old Thursday.
ANNIVERSARIES: Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Jim and Sheila Dowdy, Garry and Ann Black, David and Sheila Byrd, Obie and Helen Tomblin, Joe and Linda Adkins, and Larry and Patti Bias.