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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, March 4

March 4, 2019 GMT

WOMEN: Lavalette Woman’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the clubhouse.

NAMED: Students named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Ohio University Southern included Kaitlynn Michelle Boyd of Athens; Emily Grace Allen, Melissa D. Allen, Dakota Montroso Blankenship and Anna Elizabeth Rose, Chesapeake; Catherine Cecelia Eisenschmidt, Cincinnati; Trevor Lemaster Barrett and Cameron S. Meadows, Coal Grove; Katy Nicole Snow, Coalton; Taisiya Barabanova and Devonte Edward Portis, Columbus; Sarah Elizabeth Adkins, Crown City; Madison Elaine Applegate, Kayla Rene Moore and McKailyn Wamsley, Franklin Furnace; Sarah Elizabeth Eplin, Gallipolis; Joseph Robert Strassel, Grove City; Hannah Lee Pennington, Hanging Rock. To qualify for the list, students whose GPA for the semester is at least 3.5 for a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit earned, including at least 12 hours attempted for letter grades that are used to calculate GPA.

TRIVIA: Tuesday, March 5, is a wild day at Heritage Farm Museum and Village as the “Wild Heritage Animal Trivia” is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants — individually or as a team — must register ahead of time. Prizes are awarded. A silent auction is offered. Light refreshments are provided. The cost is $5.

CERTIFIED: Three Cabell Huntington Hospital registered nurses recently obtained oncology certification. They include Amanda Poindexter, Marissa Quinn and David Williamson. Congratulations to these three on this achievement.

MEET: A meeting with GFWC Woman’s Club of Cox’s Landing begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Lions Club Building, Kyle Lane. Robin Spurlock leads pledge and club collect. Money for “Fiesta for Hoops” dinner benefiting Hoops Family Children’s Hospital is due. Members to bring first-place art ad craft items. Hostess, Sue Patrick.

MILITARY: U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Hunter R. Conley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 2018 graduate of Fairview Independent High School in Ashland, is son of Louticia A. Malone of Ashland and Stephen D. Conley of Russell, Kentucky. He is also stepson of Janda M. Conley, also of Russell, and brother of Alexis J. Conley, Sydney N. Conley and Christopher R. Malone, all of Ashland.

CLAY: A two-hour “Clay Crash” session is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Huntington Museum of Art Studios 4 and 5. The cost is $40 for four or $15 each. Kathleen Kneafsey is instructor. This week’s topic is “Glazes.” Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.

NEWBORN: Mandy and DaVontae Edwards became parents of a baby girl, Iris Elise, Jan. 12. May this little bundle of joy bring hours of enjoyment and love to the family and the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church family.

READER: Many wonderful, encouraging and kind words have been spoken regarding this column, but perhaps the best is this sentence emailed by Charles Webb: “You go the extra mile for your readers and that is a great attitude that blesses us all.” Many thanks to you, sir, for those thoughts which make a mission accomplished.

CERTIFICATES: Eight individuals from Ona’s Beulah Ann Baptist Church were recognized in late January for reading the Bible through in 2018. Pastor Greg Lunsford presented certificates to Patty Dailey, Nellie Gillispie, Linda Hayes, Sharon Hayes, Jim Morrison, Bob Rider, Marilyn Scarberry and Ed Watson. Congratulations to these faithful readers of God’s word.

CONCERT: Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, presents the annual Family Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at MU’s Smith Recital Hall. The concert features the winner of the Young People’s Concert Competition, sponsored by Huntington Woman’s Club. This year’s winner is cellist, Cole Bedway, senior at Cabell Midland High School. He also studies cello with Dr. Solen Dikener of Marshall faculty and plays in Marshall Orchestra. Now in its 58th year, the Young People’s Concert takes place Wednesday, March 7, at Keith-Albee Theater for Cabell and Wayne county fifth-graders. Admission is free.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Tom Wheatley, Phil Hotchkiss, Aaron Jefferson, Sarah Setran, Jerry Chaffins, Andy Windon, Patty Justice, Jenifer Johnson, Tonda White crosses the 60-mark to 61, Ken Fetty, Russ Williams, Kristina Peyton, James Chappell, Bob Blankenship, Lee Boso, Kenneth Fetty, Sharon Flowers, Lydia Jordan, Bill Snoddy, Bud Hurt, Charles Neighborgall III.

CHUCKLE: Kieran O’Connor always slept with his gun under his pillow. Hearing a noise at the foot of the bed, he shot off his big toe. “Thank the Lord I wasn’t sleeping at the other end of the bed,” he said to his friends in Donegal’s pub. “I would have blown my head off.”

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