Brenda Lucas: Community News for Tuesday, Feb. 19

February 19, 2019 GMT

PLAY: The Marshall University School of Theatre concludes its run of “In the Wake.” Written by Lisa Kron, the play begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 20-24, in Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre at Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20; $15 seniors and faculty; $7 ages 12 and younger; and free to MU students with valid ID.

BIRTH: Tyler and Courtney Daniel became parents Jan. 24 when baby girl, Oaklynn Elizabeth, was born. May this little princess brighten the lives of her parents, grandparents and those at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church.

EXHIBIT: “Printed Planes” featuring the work of six artists begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery, Room 209, Visual Arts Center, followed by an artist reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The event, which is displayed by Marshall University School of Art and Design, will continue through March 29.


DEGREED: Hailee D. Haas of Ironton, Ohio, was one of more than 1,000 students completing their degrees at Wichita State University in fall 2018. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene-completion. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award.

WORKSHOP: Marshall University Libraries and Cabell County Public Library offer a free African American genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the main library. Refreshments are served. Space is limited. Speakers include Burnis Morris, Carter G. Woodson professor of journalism and mass communications, Marshall University; Dr. Cicero Fain, professor of history, College of Southern Maryland; and Dr. Kelli Johnson and Lori Thompson of Marshall University Libraries. To register, contact 304-528-5700 or kelli.johnson@marshall.edu.

THOUGHTS: It was a year ago Tuesday, Feb. 19, that Rose Whisman passed away at age 60. Although she had been sick awhile, she was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and was there at the time of passing. The Marshall Family Medicine nurse of several years showed love and compassion to her patients. Rose is still missed by her co-workers and friends but thoughts of her are often shared among them.

LUNCHEON: Wednesday, Feb. 20, is the reservations deadline for the luncheon and monthly meeting for Democratic Women’s Club of Cabell County, which takes place at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Barboursville Moose Lodge, Eastern Heights Shoping Center, 43351 U.S. 60 E. Items of public interest and presentation on pending legislation at the current session of the WV Legislature are featured. The cost is $15. Contact 304-634-5855, janetartrip@yahoo.com; 304-522-1471; 304-964-3669, ahughart@usgs.gov; 304-523-4389, kbs25701@gmail.com.


SOLOIST: A Cabell Midland High School senior won the 58th Young People’s Concert Open Competition for Soloist sponsored by he Woman’s Club of Huntington and Music Department of Marshall University in mid-January. Cole Bedway performed Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello, Op. 68, by David Popper and accompanied by Mary Beth Norman. He received a $150 award from the woman’s club and the honor of playing with the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra directed by Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith at the Young People’s Concert at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. Congratulations Cole.

BIRTHDAY: Even Dr. Seuss, the children’s book author wearing the big red and white hat, celebrates a birthday. Attend the storytime celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Student Center to see if his age is revealed. The event is sponsored by Marshall University Bookstore.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Cindy Bakley, Mike Boles, Buddy Lake, Hannah Tiller nears the end of the teen years at 18, Abby Vargo, Christanna Donahue, Eric Morrison, Laura Rickman, Dina Davenport, Madison Morris, Holly Miller, Debby Pannell, Tracy Shanklin, Mary Hunt Tidd, Charlene Kendall, Susan D’Aoust, Barbara Turner, Mike Saunders spins the last of the 60s at 69, Sue Hartley Esther Justice, Esthel Pennington.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Justin and Bethany Cox.

CHUCKLE: A lady was throwing a party for her granddaughter, and had hired a caterer, band and clown. Before it started, two bums showed up looking for a handout. Feeling sorry for them, the woman said she would give them a meal if they would help chop some wood for her. Gratefully, they headed to the rear of the house. Guests arrived, and all was going well with the children having a wonderful time. But the clown hadn’t shown up. After 30 minutes, the clown finally called to report he was stuck in traffic, and would probably not make the party. The woman was very disappointed and unsuccessfully tried to entertain the children herself. She happened to look out the window and saw one bum doing cartwheels across the lawn. She watched in awe as he swung from tree branches, did midair flips and leaped high in the air. She spoke to the other bum and said, “What your friend is doing is absolutely marvelous. I have never seen such a thing. Do you think your friend would consider repeating this performance for the children at the party? I would pay him $100!” The other bum says, “Well, I dunno. Let me ask him. Hey Willie! For $100, would you chop off another toe?”

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