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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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POSITIONS: Two positions – one female and one male – must be filled for the Union District committee meeting on June 24th. A volunteer nationwide communications person is desirable. Direct inquiries to Wayne County Democrat Committee, PO Box 156, Fort Gay, WV 25514.

CANCELED: Due to COVID-19, the 45th Vinson High School Class reunion from 1975 has been postponed from 2020 to 2021 and scheduled for Saturday June 5th. Due to a lack of response, this year’s reunion has been canceled.

PASTOR: Following Father Paul Yuenger’s imminent retirement as pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Huntington, Rev. Tijo George, MCBS, current administrator of Our Lady of the Hill Parish in Elkview and St. Anthony Parish in Charleston, was appointed for July 14 as new pastor. God’s blessings on Father George for the success of his move and ministry, and Father Yuenger for his future endeavors.

WAREHOUSE: Salvation Vocation Summer School, open to grades 6-12, is available Monday through Friday, June 7 through July 30, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Salvation Army, 1227 3rd Avenue. The cost is $ 50. Contact 304-529-2401 or

CELEBRATIONS: Rev. Kevin and Kim Lantz of the Steele Memorial United Methodist Church in Barboursville celebrated three occasions on the same day – May 23rd. It was the couple’s 40th anniversary, granddaughter Rylee Grace’s ninth birthday, and HD graduation for granddaughter Anna Grace. Congratulations on these celebrations – I hope everyone had a good time and was well attended.

FUNDRAISER: Huntington City Mission is hosting its 17th annual classic golf fundraiser at Sugarwood Golf Course, Lavalette on Saturday, June 5th at 8:00 am. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The donation fee is $ 75. Contact to Jodi Dowell, or 304-523-0293.

CONCERT: The Pullman Square Summer Concert Series with Chase Jobe / El Dorodo will take place on Thursday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the front yard of the square. Bring blankets and camping chairs for the free concert.

ACCEPTED: Four residents of South Point, Ohio were among the 51 students who received an associate degree from Ohio University Southern, Ironton for the spring semester. Recipients of the Associate Degree in Nursing included Keri M. Dement, Caleb Joel Eplion, Kelsey Elizabeth Freeman, and Amber Nicole Vaughn.

FOUR-IN-ONE: The Adriaunna Paige Foundation is holding a four-in-one event on Saturday, June 5th at the Barboursville Park Amphitheater – vendor sales, gospel singing, silent auction and children’s fishing tournament. Sales with Burnt by Amanda, Soul Food Twist, For His Kingdom Creations, Matthew 6-33 and more will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. It costs $ 25 to set up and a donated item for the silent auction later in the day. The fishing tournament, open to ages 1-12 and 13-18, costs $ 5. Trophies are awarded in both groups for the smallest, largest and most caught fish. Gospel singing with Ed Caldwell, Redeeming Love, Rob Bollette and others is from 2pm to 7pm. Bring a chair or blanket. Proceeds finance summer events for angels with special needs. The COVID rules of the countries are followed. Call April Craft at 304-962-5291.

SCHOLARSHIP: Beverly Beldon, President of Westmoreland Woman’s Club, presented Blake Lockhart, Sr., with this year’s $ 1,000 college scholarship in the recent Spring Valley Awards program. Scholarships and other philanthropic awards were made possible through the club’s fundraising drives.

SALE: The Salvation Army is sponsoring a rooting and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in his back parking lot at 1235 3rd Ave. The proceeds from the Wühl sale will benefit the women’s service and the hot dog sale will benefit the youth.

COMICS / TOYS: The Huntington Comic and Toy Convention – an annual event featuring comics, toys, pop culture, and more hosted by Geek Inc. of Ashland – runs Saturday through Sunday, May 5-6. June, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Mountain Health Arena. Tickets cost $ 15 to $ 45.

PAWS: Dog-friendly vendors, homemade treats, a farmer’s market, and other activities are on offer at iHeart Media’s monthly Paws at Pullman event from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, June 5th in Pullman Square. The proceeds will go to the Little Victories animal rescue service.

TODAY BIRTHDAYS: Libby Kondik, Connie Chaney, Jack Jackson, Kelly Watts, Kay Hawthorne, Janet Simpkins, Babu Mattam, Stanley Mattam, Sam Sheils, Travis Noble, Julianne Leach.

GIGGLE: The 6-year-old boy studied the wedding photos and asked, “Did you marry Papa because he was handsome?” “Not really,” the mother replied. “Did you marry him for his money?” asked the boy. “Definitely not,” laughed the mother. “He didn’t have any.” “So,” said the boy, “did he only feel sorry for him?”

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TASTE: The Venetian property in Milton is offering a Cinco de Mayo tequila tasting on Wednesday 5th May from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The doors open at 6.30 p.m. Five tequila dishes with five tasting dishes are available. Order online at

STUDENTS: Eight residents of Coal Grove, Ohio were among the 272 students who were placed on the deans list for the fall semester at Ohio University Southern, Ironton. They are Kayla Delawder, Alicia Fraley, Khylee Keaton, Jordan Lucas, Ragin Marcum, Will Sites, Camryn Uding, and Stacie Wilson. To be eligible for this list, students must have earned at least a grade point average of 3.5 for at least 15 semester hours, including a minimum of 12 hours for letter grades, which are used to calculate the grade point average.

DISPOSAL: Tire collection, on-site document shredding, and drug take-back will be held on May 14th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 154 County Road, 450 South Point, Ohio. Open to all Lawrence County residents, the event is sponsored by Lawrence County Commissioners, Project First Impression, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District. The program provides attendees with proof of residence in Lawrence County the proper disposal of off-rim passenger and light truck tires. There is a limit of 10 tires per person. Call 740-532-1231 or 740-533-4300.

ORDERED: A service ordaining Drew Pyles as a deacon was held at Onas Antioch Baptist Church on April 25.

HOURS: The Marshall University Drinko Library recently announced that summer hours will run through August 13th. It is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. visit

BIRTH: Vince and Joy Agee of Kenova United Methodist Church became the great-grandparents of a grandson, Greyson Mark Hollman. He was born on March 26th to Whitney and Jay Hollman.

LISTED: Three local residents graduated from the University of Kentucky at Lexington with a major in Integrated Strategic Communications and were added to the deans list for the Fall 2020 semester. They are Tyriq Kavone Duckwyler and Alannah L. Molenda, both from Boyd County, Ky .; and Madelyn Lee Anderson of Putnam County, WV. To be eligible for this list, students must have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and have earned 12 or more credits that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes.

DRIVE-THRU: The Ashland Community and Technical College is hosting a drive-thru graduation ceremony for students graduating late in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. on 1400 College Drive. The installation in the car begins at 9:30 a.m. The event will be broadcast live and shared on the college’s Facebook page. Social distancing is encouraged.

CHUCKLE: A new young bride called her mother tearfully. She sobbed, “Robert doesn’t appreciate what I’m doing for him.” “Now, now,” her mother consoled, “I’m sure it was all just a misunderstanding.” “No, mother,” you don’t understand. “I bought a frozen turkey bun and he yelled and yelled at me about the price!” “Well, the nerve of this lousy curmudgeon!” said her mother. “These turkey rolls are only a few dollars.” “No, mother, it wasn’t the price for Turkey, it was the plane ticket.” “Air ticket … What did you need a plane ticket for?” her mother asked. “Well mother, when I went to fix it, I looked at the instructions on the package and it said ‘Prepare from a frozen state’ so I flew to Alaska!” answered the daughter.

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CBS pulls plug on ‘MacGyver’ reboot, Lucas Until reacts | Arts & Leisure

The last restart of “MacGyver” was torn to pieces.

CBS’s reboot of the 1985 classic series will end with the season five finale on April 30th.

“The MacGyver team traveled far and wide to save the world repeatedly with little more than chewing gum and a paper clip, and clearly made this show their own,” said Kelly Kahl, chief executive of CBS Entertainment, in a statement of the cancellation . “We’re excited to give this dedicated and loyal fan base the opportunity to say goodbye to their favorite characters in the thoughtful way this series deserves.”

Action-packed star of the adventure series “MacGyver” star Lucas Till used social media to share her reactions to the end of the action series.

“Where should I start? The last five years have been what I will later see as THE most formative years of my life, ”he wrote on Instagram. “A lot tough, a lot of love. I’ve made lifelong friends, not really family. I’ve learned to push myself to new limits and break them through and through and through. Was nervous to take on the mantle of an icon and you let me into your homes and accepted me. “

“Thanks to your support, I am now like MacGyvers’ Roger Moore. Lol, ”he said, referring to the famous James Bond actor who starred in the 007 films after Sean Connery launched the role in a number of films. “But this is also a love letter to my cast and crew, to those who have been with us since day 1 or day 1000 during those oppressive summer days in the Georgia heat, where the moisture wraps you down like a warm sweater on freezing cold winter days The worst part is that no one will believe you when you say Georgia is going to be cold. “

In “MacGyver”, which was filmed on location in Stockbridge, Georgia, Till was seen as the young war hero Angus “Mac” MacGyver, who with his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and scientific knowledge at the genius level with his high-risk organization of the secret government to the live Savior will.

“The City of Stockbridge was delighted to be the filming location for CBS ‘popular television show’ MacGyver ‘,” said Stockbridge Assistant City Manager Camilla Moore in a statement in 2019. “We were delighted to welcome the cast and crew to City Hall To be called.” We’re even more excited that the upcoming episode will hit the big screen very soon. Stockbridge has become a preferred location for a number of productions over the past few years. We look forward to working with you. “

A seven-season reboot of ABC’s hit series from 1985, the reboot premiered on September 23, 2016 with Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Meredith Eaton, Levy Tran and Henry Ian Cusick.

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Mark Hamill reveals George Lucas’ ‘icebreaker’ plan | Leisure

Mark Hamill claims George Lucas wanted a Daffy Duck cartoon before every Star Wars screening to break the ice with the audience.

The 69-year-old actor, who plays Luke Skywalker in the iconic science fiction franchise, announced on Twitter that the creator of “Star Wars” thought playing the cartoon would let the audience know the film wasn’t. ” was deadly serious “. .

In response to a tweet about ‘Duck Dodgers in the 24 1 / 2th Century’, Mark wrote on the microblogging platform, “George really wanted this classic Daffy Duck cartoon to be shown before every #SW screening. It would be an icebreaker to let the audience know what was coming was far from dead serious. I was disappointed when we couldn’t get the rights to it and it didn’t happen. #TrueStory (sic) “

Meanwhile, Mark previously admitted that he was “so grateful” that he had to repeat his role as Luke Skywalker on “The Mandalorian.”

The veteran actor made a surprise appearance in the second season finale of the Disney + series and was delighted to have been given the “unexpected opportunity” to return to the character, especially since he was still a “symbol of hope” rather than the bitter one Figure he was portrayed as in the latter “Star Wars” trilogy.

He wrote on Twitter: “I am so grateful that I was given the unexpected opportunity to revisit my character when he was still a symbol of hope and optimism.”

Speaking of his surprise cameo on the show, Mark added, “The fact that we’ve been able to keep my engagement a secret for over a year with no leaks is nothing short of a miracle. A real triumph for spoiler haters everywhere.”

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LISTED: Two residents of Barboursville and one from Culloden were among the more than 8,400 students who qualified for the deans list for the fall semester at Ohio University in Athens. These include Chris Courts and Jessica Napier, both from Barboursville, and Chris Camp from Culloden, College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Postponed: The Gary Allan concert, previously scheduled for November 5, 2020 and March 25, 2021, has been postponed to Friday, September 17 at the Mountain Health Arena.

Twins: Eddie and Vicki Smith of the Steele Memorial United Methodist Church in Barboursville became great-grandparents of twins who were born on February 23. The son of Keegan and Kristi Ray of Greensboro, NC, were Quinton Tucker weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces and Murphy Owen at 5 pounds, 7 ounces. Congratulations on this double blessing.

TOUCHED: Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council Girl Scouts have a new home – Ashland Town Center. Located near JC Penney, the facility is a place for programs to purchase uniforms, badges, liquor, and other Boy Scout items. Cookies are sold at kiosks near Bath and Body Works during the weekend hours and in store during the week during cookie season. visit

NOMINEES: Four Cabell County high schoolers were among six West Virginia high school students nominated by Rep. Carol Miller for US military service academies. These include Austin Dempsey, Huntington High, son of Nathan and Barbara Dempsey, US Naval Academy; Samuel Vance, also from Huntington High, son of Samuel and Sheri Vance, US Air Force Academy; Jackson Shouldis, Cabell Midland High, son of Eric and Amy Shouldis, US Air Force Academy; and Paul Yeoman, Spring Valley High, son of Paul and Alissa Yeoman, US Navy and Air Force Academy.

CANCELED: According to the Marshall Artists Series, a concert with the band America was canceled on April 15 at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Full refunds can be obtained at the original point of purchase. Call 304-696-3326.

FORGIVE: On behalf of the President of the Cabell County Chapter of the West Virginians for Life, Cathy Weiss, Huntington Life Chain Coordinator and Local Group Vice President, presented Monsignor Dean Borgmeyer, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, with an award – Best Attendance Among Parishioners at Huntington Life Chain 2020, demonstration against abortion. This is the third time in 18 years in Huntington that the group has awarded the award to this church.

Cadet: Huntington Junior ROTC Cadet Jacob Lee was one of 230 Air Force ROTC Juniors around the world to receive a ROTC Flight Fellowship and one of more than 1,340 cadets to be applied for. The award is presented annually and includes transportation, room and board, academics, and flight hours required to obtain a private pilot’s license.

EXHIBITION PIECE: Garth’s auctioneers and appraisers present “The Art of Still Life” at the Huntington Museum of Art. The exhibition, which is available until June 6, shows a wide range of still lifes from their collection, including a 17th-century painting by the Italian painter Bartolommeo Bettera Century, a pastel drawing by the Cubist master Georges Braque and American artist. The opening times are Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is free for a limited time. Contact 304-529-2701 or

GIGGLE: A man took his car to a garage for routine maintenance. Noticing earlier that a tire was too low, he asked the mechanic to check it and add air. When the man went to pay the bill, he was shocked to see a $ 10 charge for air. “What’s this?” he asked. “The air used to be free!” “Well, that’s inflation for you,” replied the cashier.

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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

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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NAMED: Cahley Farrell, of Huntington, and Robert Krick, of Ashland, were added to the presidential list for the fall semester at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Cahley is studying biochemistry. Robert studies finance.

ANTI-VALENTINE’S: A Valentine’s Day traffic light and post office games open to singles 21 and older will be available on Friday, February 12, 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave. Limited capacity with locals and state COVID guidelines.

NEW MEMBERS: Nick and Allison Elkins joined the Kenova United Methodist Church on December 20th. Greet them in the church and watch God bless them on their way.

CELEBRATION: The Developmental Therapy Center is presenting its 20th annual Valentine’s Day celebration this year in a different way – it will be hosted virtually – on Saturday, February 13th at 8pm. Packages available include Sweethearts, $ 30; Palpitations, $ 75; Love birds, $ 125; and Soulmates, $ 200, and is available for pickup at downtown, 803 7th Ave., Thursday through Friday, February 11-12, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The badges Boogie Down Challenge with Huntington Fire versus Huntington Police is offered. The fifth annual local celebrity lip-sync fight is available and The Real Soulmates of Huntington is on. To buy a package, contact Call 304-523-1164 upon arrival at the car park.

NAMED: Kathryn Fried from Ashland was added to the list of deans for the fall semester at the University of Delaware at Newark. To qualify for the list, full-time students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or more on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

PRESENTATION: Dr. The Carter G. Woodson Lyceum is celebrating Black History Month with an online event on “Health Care Disparities During the Pandemic,” with Jill Upson, Chair of the Board of Governors on Disparities and Doctors of Marshall and WVU, on Wednesday at 4:00 pm. February 10th. visit

RECIPIENTS: Prichard’s Timothy Stollings was recently awarded the RM Churchwell Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Findlay for the 2020-2021 academic year.

BAPTISM: Barrett Elkins, born October 3, 2017, and Berkley Elkins, born December 3, 2019, by Nick and Allison Elkins were baptized at Kenova United Methodist Church on December 20. They are grandsons of Richard and Stephanie Elkins and great grandsons of Pat Cornwell. May these little fellows walk with the Lord and never deviate from His ways.

FIRST: This Tuesday, February 9th, marks the first year that Garnet Bryant celebrates her wedding anniversary without her husband, Bob Bryant, who died in November. They were married for over 45 years that day. May Garnet be comforted to know that thoughts and prayers are with her during this memory and time of sorrow.

PROMOTION: Marilyn E. Kearns, a graduate of Wahama High School, has been promoted to Senior Vice President Human Resources of Ohio Valley Bank and Vice President of Ohio Valley Banc Corp. promoted. She started at the bank in 1996 as a payroll clerk and secretary. She also graduated from the Ohio Bankers League’s Bank Leadership Institute and the Graduate School of Banking-Human Resources Management at the University of Wisconsin. As a former student of the year in the OVB training program, she has also received certificates and awards.

TODAY BIRTHDAYS: Lisa McCain, Jimmy Hedrick, Carrie Brown, Cody Braley, Harvey Morrison, Debby Isaacs, Kelly Williamson, Pauline Adkins, John Workman, Karen Shanholtzer, Matt Duncan.

TODAY ANNIVERSARY: David and Renee Dunfee celebrate number 6.

CHUCKLE: A man and his wife were sitting in the living room and he said to her, “Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state, depending on a machine and liquids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just unplug it. “His wife got up, kissed him very gently, pulled the TV out of the socket and threw out his beer.

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MEETING: The monthly meeting of the Bishop of the Catholic Daughters’ Court, Donahue 784, will begin on Tuesday February 2nd at 6.30pm at the Meetinghouse of Our Lady of Fatima. Social distancing and masks are required.

GRADS: West Virginia residents among the 93 summer and fall semester graduates at Ohio University Southern at Ironton included Shannon Marie Stumbo, Fort Gay; Jill Anne Freeman, Kristen Paige Kennedy, and Brandy N. Lynd, Huntington; Zach T. Davis, Kenova; Kirsten Amber Jorgensen, Lindside; and Mary Katherine Smith, Salt Rock.

CONCERT: Jewel City Sessions S2: Episode 3 offers the virtual Facebook live concert from 7pm to 8pm, Tuesday, February 2nd. Performs the Jason Lovins Band, a local worship band with a message in music.

Reveal: Dr. Marshall University’s Carter G. Woodson Lyceum and the Office of Intercultural Affairs are holding a Black History Proclamation and Carter G. Woodson Portrait Unveiling on Monday, February 1st, from 4pm to 5pm to recognize Black History Month . The artist is Sassa Wilkes, Marshall grad. Jack Houvouras, editor of Huntington Quarterly, reveals his cover with Woodson. Mayor Steve Williams reads the proclamation. visit

STUDENT: Callie H. Seaman, an Ensign (01) in the US Navy, is one of four fourth-year medical students at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine who are participating in a residency program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center take part. one of the best military health facilities in the country. Dr. Seaman is on the family health program in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. She has a bachelor’s degree in cell biology and genetics from the University of Maryland at College Park.

COURSE: John Patrick Grace, Ph.D., will teach a 10-week online intermediate Italian course starting Monday 1st February. The course, which is available from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., welcomes those with previous knowledge of Italian or speakers of another Romance language (French, Spanish or Portuguese). The fee is $ 185. Contact 304-617-1292 or

NAMED: Kasee ​​Jo Smith of Culloden was named to the Provost Honor Roll for the Fall 2020 semester at Glenville State College. To qualify for this roll of honor, students must have a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.9 and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours.

CONGRATULATIONS: Together with the number of years three couples have been married, the total is 165 years. Congratulations to Gus and Becky Geswein who celebrated 60 years of wedlock, while Linda and Larry Hedrick celebrated 50 years, and Tom and Susan Wheatley celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. The three teams of married couples are members of the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Fatima.

RECOGNIZED: Two residents received the Dean’s Award for the Fall Semester at Cedarville University. Gavin Couture from Ashland and Michael Lilly from Huntington were recognized for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester and at least 12 credit hours.

TODAY BIRTHDAYS: Eli Eagan, Debbie Harman, Betty Ciccarello, Charles Pletka Jr., Warren Napier.

TODAY ANNIVERSARY: Mark and Jo Ellen Willett.

CHUCKLE: The following is supposedly a true story about a situation that actually occurred during the war. During the Gulf War I was assigned to go to Saudi Arabia. As I said goodbye to my family, my 3 year old son Christopher grabbed my leg and asked me not to leave. “No Daddy, please don’t go!” he repeated over and over again. We started making a scene when my wife, desperate to calm him down, said, “Let Daddy go and I’ll take you to a pizza.” Christopher immediately loosened his death grip, stepped back and said in a calm voice: “Bye, Daddy.”

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MUSIC: Jewel City Session 2, Episode 2 with Aaron Marshall Miller, local artist / singer / songwriter, will take place in a virtual concert on Tuesday, January 26th, from 7pm to 8pm. The event is free.

GRADS: The 93 students who completed the summer and fall semesters at Ohio University Southern at Ironton include Jacob Alexander Leach, Barnesville; Savannah Louise Leach, Bidwell; Ashlyn Ellice Grubb, Chillicothe; Michelle Renea Fraley, Circleville; Jacob Tyler Green, Cleveland; Kayla Michelle Delawder and Christopher M. Jewell (also a distinguished graduate), Coal Grove; Sarah Elizabeth Adkins (Outstanding Graduate), Crown City; David Michael Wynn, Dayton; Pamela R. Williams, Franklin Furnace; and Carli P. Hill, Gallipolis; Brooklyn Bryant, Kitts Hill; Mackenzie L. Brune, Newark; Jonathan Taylor Ware, Portsmouth; Benjamin Jacob McDonald, Roseville; Lakkin Danielle Foster, Scottown; Shelby Lynn Rister and Deanna Lee Shepherd, West Portsmouth; Marisa Ryanne Boyd and Taylor Warren Davis (both distinguished alumni) and Bree Anne Miller, Wheelersburg; Cassandra Louise Mannon, Bessie May, Breanna P. Pemberton, and Chase Sifford (Outstanding Graduate).

OFFICERS: The South Side Neighborhood Organization recently elected new officers. These include Connie Reed Beaty, president; Amy Prestera, vice president; Matt Spurlock, Treasurer; and John Rakus, secretary. Irv Johnson, Carolyn Becker and Amy Ward are members of the Board of Directors. Meetings will continue at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, March 4, June 3, and October 7 at the Huntington’s Disease YMCA Phil Cline Center, unless they are virtual. These will be published on the group’s Facebook page.

65. Dr. and Mrs. Gary Gilbert, of Huntington, turned 65 on December 20. They are parents to four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. May the next 65 years be as wonderful as the first.

Retirement: December 31st was the last day the Mountain State Centers for Independent Living had worked since it opened for Anne Olivia Weeks in 1981, when she retired as President and Chief Executive Officer. She was recognized by the West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council at the Disability Caucus in 2002 for her work in the Independent Living movement and as a founding member of the West Virginia Independent Living Hall of Fame. She plans to continue working as an attorney on the West Virginia Independent Living Network. We will miss your support, commitment and hard work.

MEMBER: Sue Workman, new associate at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, began serving as finance secretary on January 4th. She takes on the financial management role previously held by Peggy Ballard, who continues to be church secretary. The continued commitment and knowledge in the positions is very much appreciated.

EXHIBITION: “The Daywood Collection” opened on Saturday at the Huntington Museum of Art. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. It continues until August 22nd.

LISTED: Isabelle Litteral, daughter of Sam and Kara Litteral, was named to the deans list for the fall semester at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. To be eligible, students must be full-time students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.

49. Frank and Mila Markun of the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Fatima recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. Prayer is here for many more happy years.

CHUCKLE: Little Johnny was sitting on a park bench enjoying a cigarette. A woman stopped. “Excuse me, young man, but I will let you know that these could take up years of your life.” “No disrespect ma’am, but I’ll let you know my grandfather lived to the ripe old of 104,” replied Johnny. The woman asked: “Did he smoke too?” The little boy replied, “No, he minded his own damn business.”

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