Brenda Lucas: Neighborhood information for Monday, June 21 | Options/Leisure

85 .: Although Suzanne Schaffer from Ironton turns 85 on Monday, June 21, she can probably do as much or more work than most of the others. The Paramount Arts Center marquee room volunteer is very much loved by her marquee friends and a pleasure to have with you. Keep smiling, Suzanne. You certainly don’t see or act at your age.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Jonathan Howat of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church. Chris and Amy’s son Howat graduated from Hurricane High School and plans to attend the US Naval Academy. Amy is a former employee of Herald-Dispatch.

LISTED: Six residents were named to the dean list of Concord University, Athens, West Virginia for the spring semester. You are Victoria Cobb, Eleanor; Gavin Brandenburg, Huntington; Riley Costello and Madyson Kennedy, both from Oceana; Kaleigh Baisden, Williamson; and Cartney Schoolcraft, Winfield. This list recognizes full-time students who have been enrolled for at least 12 hours per week and have achieved an average grade of 3.5 or more at the end of the semester.

GOLF: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State is hosting its 22nd annual Golf for Kids’ Sake golf tournament on Friday June 25th at Bellefonte Country Club, Ashland. Registration begins at 7:30 am, followed by a shamble format with a shotgun start at 9:00 am. Team Fastrax, America’s skydiving team, showcase the American flag in an aerial photo by parachuting onto the # 1 fairway. Participating veterans will be honored. A continental breakfast and lunch will be offered to participants. Sponsorships start at $ 150 per player, $ 600 per foursome, and $ 750 per team and hole. Corporate and full sponsorships are available. Contact Mandy Perry, Event Coordinator,

WRITERS: Robin Yocum and Jim Minick will be featured at Writers Can Read at Heritage Station on Monday, June 21st, 7pm to 9pm

STUDENTS: Two Kentucky residents were among the 363 named on Campbellsville University’s presidential list for the spring semester. They are Megan Hanners from Grayson and Maya Madden from Ashland. To be recognized for this list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the semester with a study load of at least 12 hours.

EXHIBITION: The 53rd annual festival competition begins Sunday, June 27th and runs through July 31st at the French Art Colony, Gallipolis, Ohio. A reception is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. June 27th. Submissions will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3rd – 4th Exhibited July while the winning pieces will be exhibited for the entire month of July.

NAME: Easton Petitt of Barboursville was one of 221 students to graduate from West Virginia University’s Potomac State College spring semester. To be eligible for this list, students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours of graded courses, have a grade point average of 3.0-3.699, and have no D, F, or I grades.

RECIPIENTS: Of the more than 1,400 students recently graduating from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, Grace Peyton of Hurricane, West Virginia, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.

CHUCKLE: When Johnny got home from school his dad said, “Let me see your testimonial.” Johnny replied, “I don’t have it.” The father asked him why he didn’t. Johnny replied, “My friend just borrowed it so he could scare his parents.”

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