Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, May 20

May 20, 2019 GMT

WRITERS: Inner Geek hosts Writers Can Read open mic night at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20. Kirk Judd, former president of West Virginia Writers Inc., and Andi Fekete, coal miner’s daughter from West Virginia, are featured readers. Admission is free.

READER: Sandra Clements, community leader, emailed this note: “I love reading your column every day and want to thank you for keeping us all informed.” Thanks, Sandra, for being a reader.

BLOODMOBILE: American Red Cross hosts a bloodmobile from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Milton Baptist Church.

DEGREED: Rhonda Donohoe of Milton recently graduated from University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky., with a degree in educational leadership. Congratulations, Rhonda, on a job well done.


MOVIE: Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, Mission West Virginia, United Bank and New Huntington Church host “Instant Family” Movie Night Friday, May 24, in Ritter Park Shelter 2. The free event, beginning at 6 p.m., includes inflatables, concession and information on how to become a foster parent, followed by the movie at dark. Contact Lauren Carte, lcarte@ghprd.org, 304-696-5954, or khassan@missionwv.org or 304-562-0723.

NAMED: Cherish Carpenter, junior elementary education major of Ona, was among approximately 540 students named to the spring 2019 President’s List at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C. The list recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

PROGRAM: WVU Extension Service, Cabell County Community Services Organization Inc. and Cabell County Commission provide “Container Gardening” taught by Evan Wilson, Ag and Natural Resources Extension Agent, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Marie Redd Senior Center.

MEMBERS: Jared Shull joined Fifth Avenue Baptist Church by transfer of letter, and Sherry Brooks joined by statement of faith and prior baptism by immersion. May they continue to be welcomed into the faith family and walk in God’s love.

CIRCUS: Lewis and Clark Circus presents two shows Tuesday, May 21, in Point Pleasant, WV. The event offered at 5 and 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of Mason County Board of Education office costs $10 in advance or $15 at gate; $6 ages 3-13; free ages 2 and younger and those entering with paid adult. Proceeds benefit Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, which was destroyed by fire July 1, 2018. Call 304-674-0144.

RECOGNIZED: Three Genoa Elementary School students were recognized in early May at the Wayne County Commission meeting for representing the student body in Charleston at the 2019 West Virginia State Social Studies Fair. Kadence Perrine, Kevin Thompson and Andrew Dotson, combined fourth and fifth graders, presented about conspiracies surrounding the death of Princess Diana, which won a top score at the school level and took home the top prize at the regional competition and most recently received first place at the state fair.


FLOWERS: A Memorial Day flower sale continues from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, May 20-25, at River Cities Lighthouse Church, 1033 8th Ave.

BINGO: Cabell County Public Library presents a bingo night for ages 18 and up at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Huntington High School cafeteria. Cards are $20 book or $30 two books. A raffle, baskets and cash prizes are offered. Concessions are available. Proceeds support the main library and its branches. Contact 304-528-5700 or http://cabell.lib.wv.us.

BELATED BIRTHDAYS: Robert Jackson, Tracey Dolinski, Sarah Kahlich, May 1; Jacob Gross, Betty Gribben, Sarah Bostic, Elizabeth Nance, May 2; Yvonne Fields, Terri Chambers, Bobby Gillette, Brian Wallace, Pauletta Lyzenga, Jessica Doulas, May 3; Donna Chapman, May 4; AiKeisi Markham, May 5; Stacy Fischer, May 8; Jim Johnston, May 9; Richard Sang, May 10; Dave Adams, May 11; Jacob Hettick turned 35, May 12.

LATE ANNIVERSARIES: Jim and Libby Lewis, Justin and Amber McDearis, May 2; Jason and Beth Carney, May 5.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: A.R. Gray, Jane Patterson, Marlene Khan, Mary Redling, Monica Rimmer, Loretta Piaskowski, Linda Reid, Joshua Harshbarger, Robbie Jenkins, Jaylyn Garnett, Julia Dickens, Elizabeth Williams, Nathan Kinker, Chris Ball, Bev Johnson, Jill McGlone, Mattie Ross becomes double digits at 10, Emilee Hodges, Lucas Thompson, Tarajo Martelli, Mary Bays, Vinny Richards, Kristie Dawn Byrd Dunfee, youngest daughter of Carolyn Byrd Williamson of Huntington, is short of 50 by four (46), Jean Dotson Johnson is a special 82.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Larry and Linda Wagner, Guy and Karen Baisden, Lee and Carmen Boso, David and Eloise Bond.

CHUCKLE: “These kids see way too many movies,” one Sunday school teacher told another. “Now they think Jonah should have been saved from the whale by Nemo.”

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