Brenda Lucas: Community news

Apr. 05, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

HONORS: Steven Frye of Huntington made the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester and received academic honors from College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, Tempe.

CLASSES: Laura Moul instructs “Intermediate digital photography” classes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, 21 and 28, at Hobby Lobby, Barboursville. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required. Contact 304-743-8281 or

READER: Pat Wells of Ceredo mailed this postcard note: “Read your column every day; keep up the good work.” Pat, keep up your reading of this column. You are appreciated.

ORGANIST: A Methodist minister and organist returns to Huntington for a two-part concert. The Rev. C. Ralph Mills of Charleston performs on a historical 1925 E.M. Skinner instrument from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at B’Nai Sholom Congregation. Mills performs on a 1975 Austin organ at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church.

MEMORIES: Known as a “roadrunner,” Justine Bowen was a traveler loving to talk to everyone she met. The former Huntington real estate agent and appraiser passed away Feb. 23 at age 91. This mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was an active member of Beverly Hills United Methodist Church and held offices in various other organizations. Prayers and thoughts remain with the family as days following bring sorrow and times of missing her.

RECEPTION: Orpheum Society members, comprised of individuals contributing $1,000 or more toward the operation, renovation and restoration of the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Theatre, are honored with a reception at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6. A secret celebrity guest presents certificates of membership. Call Bill Heaberlin, 304-697-4222.

CHAT: What a blessing to chat with a long-time friend — Leonard Bledsoe of Salt Rock — as we met him in a local store. Leonard and his wonderful wife, Margaret, were always special neighbors and continue to be our friends.

LESSONS: Gayle Riggs instructs ballroom dance lessons in foxtrot from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays in April at Underwood Center. Each class costs $6. Private lessons are also available. Contact 304-453-1250 or

STORY: A pajama-themed story time, designed for ages 3-6, begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Kyova Branch Library, Cannonsburg, Ky. Free hot chocolate and snacks are provided. Call 606-929-5346.

SPEED: Ona Speedway Day is from 9 a.m. to noon today at Lowe’s, Huntington Mall, as the speedway is about to open for the season. More than 10 professional stock cars racing for the 2014 championship, meet and greet professional drivers and more are featured.

ADOPT: Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter hosts an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Kroger, Barboursville. Fees are $50, including vet office visit and voucher for spay or neuter of pet.

BELATED: Beverly Miller, Pat Daugherty, March 30; Stan Hanson, Sherry Kennedy, Marcia Daoust, April 1; Ann Hurley, Debbie Methax, Nancy Watts, Alex Cunningham, April 2; Ron Hess, Pat Zabel, April 3.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Laila Dye, Matthew Qualls, Dorothy Bloebaum, Ashtyn Genet, Norman Skidmore, Annetta Adkins, Bonnie Childers, Tim Fisher closes in on the mid-50 mark, Owen Jenkins, Lauren Adkins, Jocelyn Clark, Brenda Robertson, Tara Williams, Laura Bias, Trista Blaine Esque begins double digits at 10, Emily Alice Riggio turns 7.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: David and Connie Nelson of Huntington celebrate number 14, Ernie and Ouida Sansom are wished a happy 57th.

SUNDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Debbie Forth, Cam Brown, Pete Thomas, Bob Foster, Alex Renfroe, grandson of Brenda G. Ellis, is now an adult, Derek Neal, Ruth Eddy, Moe Carlton, Zachary Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, like another son of Brenda Ellis, gains on the mid 50 mark, Stephanie Smith.

CHUCKLE: Three women were commenting on the new style of driver’s license their state was using. They all agreed they actually liked the pictures appearing on the licenses and got them out for a look. On passing Peggy’s to her sister-in-law, she exclaimed, “That is a good picture, Peggy. It doesn’t look like you at all.”

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