Brenda Lucas: Community Update for Saturday April 9 | Features/Entertainment


DINNER: The Westmoreland Woman’s Club is hosting a take-out-only cooked steak dinner on Sunday, April 10 at noon at the clubhouse. The menu of salad, baked steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, rolls and dessert is $10 and $5 for ages 10 and under. Proceeds benefit the club’s charitable activities, including two annual $1,000 college scholarships for seniors at Spring Valley High School. For advance orders, call Marlene Thacker, 304-360-9823.

LIST: Three residents of Coal Grove, Ohio were among 5,000 qualified students for the Dean’s List at Ohio University, Athens for the fall semester. They are Alicia Fraley, Khylee Keaton and Ragin Marcum, all of Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.

TRAVEL: Molecular biologist, science educator, speaker, and music artist Raven Baxter presents “From College Dropout to PhD: Finding Resilience in Your STEM Journey” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11 at Memorial Student Center, Don Morris Room. The event is sponsored by the College of Science and the Science, Technology and Research Division of the Higher Education Policy Commission. Registration is available at wvresearch.org. Free entry.

SERVICE: Palm Sunday services begin at 8 a.m. on April 10 with prayer at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Holy Eucharist follows at 10:30 a.m. Compline begins at 5 p.m.

CHOSEN: Kate Meek is one of two Cabell County high school students chosen for the 2022 West Virginia Governor’s Academy, which runs June 25 through July 15 at Fairmont State University. Kate is the daughter of Josh and Rebecca Meek and the granddaughter of Alan and Barbara Meek.

FAMILY EVENT: The First Presbyterian Church of Huntington is hosting an “Egg-Streme Easter Family Event” from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Games, crafts and food (Cam’s ham and accompaniments) are available. A community service hour credit is available for students who volunteer to help with the event.

ANGEL: Heaven received another angel on November 20, 2021, with a new body and a new spirit at age 105. Saturday April 9, Arlene Stone Melton would have been 106 years old. She was many things to many people – Christian, pianist, Sunday School teacher, college graduate, retired office manager, club secretary and treasurer, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, neighbor, model and ready to help in any way she could. A faithful member of the Seventh Avenue Baptist Church for 68 years, this precious friend of mine has had a wonderful card ministry to inspire, uplift, share love, hope, caring and kindness. Mrs. Melton meant more to me than words can express, and I treasure the words she often wrote inside the cards I received. Happy first birthday in heaven, my friend, and you are loved.

SERVICES: A Palm Sunday service with preaching by Pastor Steve Hinkle begins at 9.45am on April 10 at Susannah Missionary Baptist Church, near Barboursville. The pizza is served after the service. The Easter Escape Room follows lunch. Jeff Mosteller Family sings and Andrew Scarberry preaches at 6 p.m. Sundays.

EGG HUNT: The Pea Ridge United Methodist Church is offering an Easter Egg Hunt at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, outside the church. In case of bad weather, he moves inside the church.

CERTIFIED: Two educators from Putnam County Schools recently became National Board Certified Teachers. Stacy Davis of Rock Branch and Sarah Gibson of Confidence Elementary were among 35 new National Board-certified teachers honored in early March at the West Virginia Department of Education’s annual National Board Certification Recognition Celebration. Three Putnam County National Council-certified teachers — Miranda Saul, Laura Shabdue and Rachelle Williams — were among 66 renewing their certification. Congratulations and thank you for your support, service, dedication and knowledge.

EGGS: Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Post 111 is offering an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at the Hamlin Lions Club football field. Raffles for bicycles, ride-on toys and Easter baskets are available.

COMMUNION: A Last Supper memorial with communion begins at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 10 at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church, Barboursville.

CANTATA: A cantata for choir is presented during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, April 10 at the New Baptist Church.

HUNT: This year’s Children’s Easter Egg Hunt is a community event from 12:30-2pm on Sunday, April 10 at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church.

MARKET: The second Saturday Market — April Edition is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at Heritage Station. Vendors including Zane Pinson/Jewels in the city with ceramics, jewelry and more, Crystal Perkins, one-of-a-kind upcycled journals and more set up shop on the brick patio in front of the visitor center. Free entry.

BIRTHDAYS OF THE DAY: Joseph Chapman, Genny Curry, Brooklyn White, Joe Anderson, Linda Cummings, Kasey Meadows, Martha Casey, Selby Litton, Mae Owen, Brenda Johnston, Alan Hawkins, Larry Pyles, Judy A. Blevins, Martha L. Casey, Robert Bowen, Dora Butcher, Lauren Breece, Kelly Daniel, Ingrid White Sturgill, Alan Clegg, Ryan Clegg, Rusty Ellis, Tyler Kirk, Austin Miller, Shelby Nitardy, Nathan Wendel.

BIRTHDAYS TODAY: Dean and Cookie Caldwell, Rex and Bev Roby, Jr. and Vicki Barnhouse.

SUNDAY BIRTHDAYS: Carol Brown, Robin Bonyak, Jasmine Lofton, Kaitlin Brent, Donna Landin, Harold Walker, Taliyah Davis, Pat Cornwell, Mandie Peterman, Juanita Duncan, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church and Joy Class member, Tony Williams, Jim Bentley, Chloe Hayes, Sandy Christian.

SUNDAY BIRTHDAY: Ed and Betsy Byus.

MONDAY BIRTHDAYS: Kelly Harlow, Lucas Bloss, Lisa McGuffey, Brad Hall, Aidan Martinez, Priscilla Simmons, Barbara Wyatt, Ginnie Tebbetts, Lyla Phillips, Jack Riggs, Lisa Balke, Kelly Dawn Journell Beltz is above No. 40 by two (42), Fredrick Willauer, Barbara Withers, Rhett Casto, Bradley Chenault, BC Lusher, Hunter Eid.

MONDAY BIRTHDAYS: Kim and Jeff Black, Michael and Precia Wood celebrate No. 35.

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