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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, Aug. 6

August 6, 2018

84: Making it nearly to the mid-80 mark is Lorena Henry. She turns 84 Monday, Aug. 6. May it be a healthy, happy and fun day with many more to follow.

SOFTBALL: Season 2 of Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District’s Adult 2018 Softball League begins Monday, Aug. 13, weather permitting. Teams play approximately 16 games followed by Double-Elimination Tournament. Players have choice of Men’s and Co-ed Leagues to be played on Barr and St. Cloud Commons fields. Team sign up and managers meeting take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at St. Cloud Commons. Team entry fee is $600, including NSA sanctioning fees. Registration and payment deadline is Aug. 8. No payment accepted after this date, and no exceptions are made. Payment in full is required to be placed on schedule. Contact 304-696-5954 or http://www.ghprd.org

FISHERMEN: Mark Justice and Duane Hardin captured first place in the recent Pedro Bass Club’s river tournament in Coal Grove, Ohio. Christian Moore and Matthew Mayhew won second, followed by Ralph Wilson and Tina Wilson, third. Matt Whitt and Jamie Halleck were the Big Bass winners. Congratulations to these fishermen on their winning.

BOOKMOBILE: The 42-foot long Digital Bookmobile unique traveling exhibit features interactive workstations, touchscreen activities and more to children of all ages from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Barboursville Park, Splash Park. The free event is designed to help attendees learn about and try ebooks and audiobooks available at Cabell County Public Library.

BELATED: Paul Stephens, dad to former West Virginia delegate Dale Stephens, celebrated a birthday July 28. Here’s hoping it was as super as he is and will be blessed with many more.

MEET: Huntington City Mission Ladies Auxiliary meets at noon Monday, Aug. 6. The program is presented by Tri-State Mountain Dulcimer Society.

TOUCHING: Touch-a-Truck - fire truck, bus, military, police, construction, ambulance and others - is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Huntington High School - rain or shine. Children may touch a favorite vehicle, get behind the wheel and meet those helping to build, protect and serving the community. Tickets are $5. Proceeds benefit HHS Band uniform fund.

COMMAND: Col. Jason Evers, native of Spokane, Washington, was recently welcomed as new commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in Engineer Regiment after graduating as a distinguished military grade from Gonzaga University in 1995. He also has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering from University of Washington. The colonel has earned the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation and Army Achievement medals, as well as other awards and decorations. His welcoming was presided over by Maj. Gen. Mark Toy, commanding general of Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Welcome to Huntington, Col. Evers.

CLASSES: Eight-week Phlebotomy classes begin Monday, Aug. 13, at Ashland Community and Technical College. Daytime classes are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Roberts Drive Campus. Evening classes are from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Technology Drive Campus. The cost is $691, excluding books and fees. Another round of eight-week classes begin in October. Contact robin.harris@kctcs.edu or 606-326-2252.

AWARD: Melody Kipp, systems analyst, information systems with St. Mary’s Medical Center, was the winner of the Spirit of St. Mary’s Award for June in the service area. The award recognizes employees demonstrating exceptional service and care to patients and their families, fellow co-workers and the community by living the values illustrating the spirit of the center.

GARDEN: Scott Byars with WVU Extension and Kathy Talley, master gardener, present “Growing and Cooking with Herbs” during this week’s Putnam Summer Gardening Series from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Putnam County Library, Hurricane. Call 304-586-0217.

ATTENDED: Two from the 21-member Pilot Club of Huntington recently attended the 97th Pilot International Convention and Leadership Conference at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee. President Jan Flinchum and Jane Norris were among more than 620 Pilots participating in the global event drawing representatives from more than four countries and geographic areas of the world.

TRIP: Travel Doctors offers a “Ride the Rails” trip Oct. 3-5. The cost is $519 per person due by Aug. 12, including two nights’ lodging, two breakfasts and dinners, one lunch, two trains in one day to Seneca Caverns and Blackwater Falls State Park and more. Escorted by Blanche Mayo and Vida Sexton, call 304-634-9512 or 304-617-7231.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: David Sheets, Mike Boshell, Amy Brumfield, Tara Crow, Corey Lands, Mattie Moore, Jessica Wheeler, Elsa Meade, Carol Lynn, John Goodall, Jim Harvey, Amanda Neal, Nancy Brumfield, James Journell hits the mid-40 mark at 45, J.R. Carman, Paula Stewart, Seth Summers.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Doug and Linda Childress, Ken and Donna Workman (1971), Bill and Sandra Budden (1983).

CHUCKLE: Al was trying to potty train his 4-year-old son. He tried explaining that it was perfectly normal to accidentally not make it to the bathroom. The son is still making fun of his dad.

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