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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Wednesday, Jan. 30

January 30, 2019

BOOKS: Friends of the Cabell County Public Library offers its latest book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at the Main Library, fourth floor, 455 9th St. Adult fiction, non-fiction titles, children’s books and more are available. Most books are between $1 and $2. A Collector’s Table offers rare and unusual books at bargain prices. Sale goers may fill a bag of books for only $3 on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the main library and its branches.

ANIMALS: Salvation Army presents its inaugural animal show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Salvation Army building, 1227 3rd Ave. Entry fee for each pet is $10. Refreshments are available. Proceeds help send kids to a weeklong summer camp at Canaan Valley Resort. Call 304-529-2401.

BLESSING: When I count my blessings and inspirations, I count Glenna Akers of Proctorville, Ohio, twice as she has been my special Christian friend many years. The lead singer/guitarist with The Beulah Trio Gospel Group for 25-plus years celebrates a birthday Wednesday, Jan. 30. May her special day continue throughout the year with good health, fond memories and happiness.

SESSION: Free “Navigating Grief” sessions for anyone experiencing a loss are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday in February - Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 - at St. Mary’s Hospitality House. For reservations, contact the Rev. Greg Creasy, director of St. Mary’s Department of Spiritual Care and Mission, 304-526-1091, or greg.creasy@st-marys.org.

REMINISCING: What a joy it was to have had Virginia “Jenny” Chatterton placed in my circle of friends as we laughed, cried and rejoiced during our times together. Jenny, whom I considered a “second mother” would have celebrated her 90th birthday Thursday, Jan. 31. She is still missed and thought about often.

BINGO: This N That Bingo, hosted by Adriaunna Paige Foundation, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Lesage Lions Club, 6020 Kyle Lane. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, deep fried Oreos and nachos and cheese are available for purchase all day. The first pack costs $10; $5 each additional. A 50/50 raffle is also conducted.

92ND: Recently suffering a serious fall, Kathryn S. Fabry has been discharged from Cabell Health Care just in time to do a 92nd birthday dance Friday, Feb. 1. Proudly serving her country as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy from 1949-51, the widowed mother of three sons lives on a 70-acre farm in Culloden. May her 92nd birthday be the best blessed event of all time.

PERFORMANCE: Ashland Paramount Players present “Forever Plaid,” one-act 1950s doo-wop themed performance, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Ohio University Southern Riffe Rotunda, as part of Ironton Council for the Arts Concert Series. Individual tickets are $10; free for OU students with ID.

BRIGHTENS: Connie Ferguson, long-time State Electric employee busy caring for her parents after being injured in a near-fatal car accident in 2018, continues to brighten many of my days with her ‘special’ Christian touch and kind words. Always willing to assist and offer a prayer, this ‘little’ lady and member of Twenty-Sixth Street Baptist Church has her own celebration Friday, Feb. 1, as it’s another year ‘younger.’ Wonder if she will share the cake with two of her church buddies celebrating the same day - Brian Wentz and John Mayfield.

CONCERT: Crabb Family Reunion Concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Christ Temple Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. Preferred admission is $33 or $38 day of show; general, $23 or $28; and groups of 10 or more, $16.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Kristie Neal, Stephen Ball, David Stevenson, Sydnie Hillman, Stephanie Ellis, Brandon Burns is the double 2 at 22, Terri Hatfield spins the last of the 50s at 59, Ruth Quimby, Miranda Chaffins, Sylvia Jackson, Ted Rakes, Dale Reynolds, Will Couch, Janie Stone, Scott Waugh, Father Paul Yuenger, Jim Rudersdorf, Kerry Winkler, Alex Hagan, Martin Fenik, Kailyn Haddox, Kelly McGuffin, Russ Williams.

THURSDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Lisa Utterback, Mason Estep, Larry Harman, Patsy Stephenson, Al Lynch, Liam Walker, Justin Darling is 36, Tracey West is the double nickel at 55, Jeff Sanders, Carol Smith, David Workman, Marlene Harrah, Maxine Birt, Katlin Swisher, Sr. Mary Grace Barile, Emily Underwood, Megan Underwood, Robert Klinestiver, Linda Stephens, Emily Tschop, Cassie Bacon, Zendal Tatum, Kelli Campbell.

THURSDAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Paul and Karen Turman.

FRIDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Taylor Stacey, Kathy Byrd Persinger hits the mid-40 mark at 45, Kim Gooch, Christy Bird, Rose Mary Bronosky, Betty Ciccarello, Betty Hollis, Charles Pletka Jr.

FRIDAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Joe and Phyllis Nobel celebrate number 55.

CHUCKLE: Two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were checking meters in a suburban neighborhood. They parked their truck the end of the alley and worked their way to the other end. At the last house, a woman looking out her kitchen window watched the two men as they checked her gas meter. Finishing the meter check, the senior supervisor challenged his younger coworker to a foot race down the alley back to the truck to prove that an older guy could outrun a younger one. As they came running up to the truck, they realized the lady from that last house was huffing and puffing right behind them. They stopped and asked her what was wrong. Gasping for breath, she replied, “When I see two men from the gas company running I figure I’d better run too!”

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