Community news for Friday, Feb. 1

February 1, 2019 GMT

BASKETBALL BUDDY LEAGUE BOARD MEMBERS: Lots of volunteers are needed to make youth sports teams successful. It is all-star basketball season and community gyms and coaches are busy preparing players for those all-star games. Board members for the Barboursville Buddy Basketball League are Lance Eastham, president; Mike Coleman, first vice president; Drew Chapman, second vice president; Skyler Smith, third vice president; Katy Keesee, treasurer; Travis Adkins, secretary; Tannon Linville, concessions; and Perry Oxley, player agent.

ALL STAR CHAMPS: Congratulations to the Barboursville Buddy Basketball 6-year-old All Stars, who were the champions of the Ceredo-Kenova (CK) tournament last Sunday. They won four games to bring home the first-place trophy. Team members are Canon Adkins, Trace Adkins, Grant Dailey, Maddox Early, Kollyns Eastham, Luke Fetty, Bentley Shirkey and Cruze Smith. Coaches are Lance Eastham and Skyler Smith.

DONOR BLOOD NEEDED: Cold weather and winter storms have canceled blood drives which have strained Red Cross blood supplies. Eligible donors are asked to schedule appointments by calling 800-733-2767 or by visiting RedCrossBlood.org. Some blood donation opportunities for this week are: Milton United Methodist Church, 1007 Church St., Milton, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; St. Joseph Catholic High School, 600 13th St., Huntington, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Room 2W40, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, Feb. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WOMAN’S CLUB MEETING: The GFWC Woman’s Club of Cox’s Landing meets Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club Building on Kyle Lane. Club members are asked to bring items for the Valentine’s basket. Robin Spurlock will lead the pledge and club collect. New members are always welcome.

SINGING VALENTINE: The ThunderTones, a mixed-gender chorus that sings a cappella music in the barbershop style, offers singing valentines for $50 that will be delivered on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14. Your special Valentine sweetheart will receive two songs, a rose and a card. To order, call 304-302-NOTE (6683). If you would like to join the ThunderTones, meet with them on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at 836 4th Ave., Huntington.

VALENTINE’S DANCE: Enjoy a Valentine’s Day dance ($15 per person) on Feb. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Barboursville Community Center, 721 Central Ave. Dick Newman, music host, will be playing your favorite music and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, call 304-736-5380 or visit dnbl@msn.com.

BIRTHDAY: Happy birthday this week to Brian Cobb, David Apgar, Wade Alexander, Kelly McGuffin, Cheryl Sharp, Kailyn Haddox, Marlene Harrah, Karen Boggess, Scott Waugh, Rena Vance, Joan Gue, Jacob Cogar, Linda Wilkinson, Jason Carney, Bill Hess, Isaiah Sobonya, Andrew Sobonya, Randy Rollyson, Jon Derbyshire, Sue Walters, Stephanie Ellis, Koral Midkiff, Brandon Burns, Kim Gooch, Tracey West, Justin Darling, Xavier Banez, Christy Sparks, Rose Ann Turley, Scott Poston, Kathy Persinger, Taylor Stacey, Stephanie Crum, Robbie Journell, Delilah Horn, Jessica Kidd and Devin Mullins.

Special birthday wishes to Parker Jackson, who blew out 4 candles on Monday; to twins Terri Hatfield and Jerry Cremeans, who celebrated their 59th birthdays on Wednesday; and to Henry Wayne Berry, who will be 11 years old Saturday. Belated wishes to Christina Hensley, whose 21st birthday was Jan. 25.

ANNIVERSARY: Couples celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Paul and Karen Turman, Larry and Joanne Legge, Bill and Suzi Hess, Jeff and Candy Rollyson, and William and Barbara Childers, who will celebrate their 60th anniversary Wednesday, Feb. 6.

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