ON THE AIR: Steele Memorial United Methodist Church will begin broadcasting the morning service message on the radio on Sunday, February 14th at 8:00 am. The 30-minute broadcast on 97.9-FM “The River” is available every Sunday.
NAMED: Andrew Burton of Huntington was named to the deans list for the spring semester of Frostburg State University in Maryland. To be eligible for this list, students must complete at least 12 credit hours and achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
PROGRAM: Marshall University’s Zoom Tuesday Talk for the Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) will take place Tuesday, February 16, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. MU President Jerry Gilbert speaks about news and issues affecting the university. The zoom link is free for members. Contact Elizabeth Sheets, 304-696-2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOUBLE: February 15th is a day of two events for Pastor Chelcie and Bobbi Gibson of Huntington’s Day. It’s a joyful day that the Christian couple “tied the knot” over 50 years ago as a sad reminder of the loss of Bobbi’s father, Truman Sansom, who passed away in 2009. Here is a big day for these loved ones and long-time special friends.
MEMORIES: It’s not about having them back with us, but memories bring back smiles and happiness for a short time. Such is the case with Betty Hampton, who began the last chapter of the book of life on February 14, 2009. Betty, singer of the former Beulah Trio, age 27 and retired from Huntington Federal Bank, always had an encouraging word and a lovely smile. Her memory lives on in the hearts and minds of many.
AUNT: Deloris Gillespie, my father’s youngest sister, would have celebrated a birthday on Sunday February 14th but was called home a few years ago at a young age after suffering from pancreatic cancer. She can never be forgotten when she made Christmas light for three little girls – me and my two sisters – for several years. The mother of two young sons when she died is often thought of.
BLESSED: Carolyn Byrd Williamson remembers her first husband and father of their four children, Gary Richard Byrd, as if he were another year older on Monday, February 15th. He was born in 1947 and died suddenly on October 29, 1998.
Grandmother: Dora Adkins, a mother of eight children (including my mother), lived in Wayne County for most of her life. She was short, but her brown eyes danced and sparkled when she was about to get loud. This grandmother’s sweetheart would have celebrated her birthday on Monday, February 15, but would have passed away in the late 1980s.
TODAY BIRTHDAYS: Ashley Hanshaw, Joshua Adkins, Degan Cummings, Belinda Clark, Grant Subik, Mary MacClellan, Ashley Davis, Allison Davis, Ann Riggs, Gage Ross, Carlene LaPointe, Danny Graham, Noah Blosser, Dee Dee Boley, Debbie Adkins, Pauletta Shafer Lewis turns 52, Morgan Rayann Webber leaves the teens for No. 20, Mary Hearld, Rita Reynolds, Ruth Alford, Oliver King, Kelly McFadden and Rhonda O’Dell.
TODAY ANNIVERSARIES: Rusty and Kelly Armstrong (2016), Denny and Stephanie Woolfolk, Albert and Sheri Anderson.
SUNDAY BIRTHDAYS: Garrett Walker, Aly Adkins, Marion Sansom, Taylor Ross, Robert Woodward, Steve Chapman, Alex Nelson, Pam Banks approaching double nickel at 54, Val Johnson, Jodi Fromholt, Pat Burlingame, Cindy Daly, Steve High, Yvonne Johnson, Rebecca Chapman, Matt Jarvis.
SUNDAY ANNIVERSARIES: Bret and Pam Woodall Celebrate # 40, Richard and Stephanie Elkins (1984), Roger and Sandy Hinchman, Josh and Chrissy Jackson, Bob and Faye Brinkman.
MONDAY BIRTHDAYS: Tiffany Icenhower Webb, Ryan Smith, Glenn White, John Salyers, Justine Braddy, Regan Alford, Carol Arkell, Billy Adkins, Johnna Aliff, Stephanie Kosto, Christopher Duty, Paxton Smith, John Thomas, Jonathan Hill, Jennifer Sette, Megan Tidd , Jessica Thompson.
CHUCKLE: John said to Mary, “You have to marry me. I love you; there can be no one. “Mary replied,” But John, I don’t love you. You have to find another woman, a beautiful woman. “John replied,” But I don’t want a beautiful woman. I want you.”
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