Brenda Lucas: Monday, July 11 Community News | Features/Entertainment

GRADUATE: Kama Delawder was one of approximately 350 students graduating in mid-May at the spring commencement ceremony at Loyd Auditorium at Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work.

CAMP: “Witches and Wizards,” open to ages 6-12, is available 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday, July 12-14, at French Art Colony, Gallipolis, Ohio. The cost is $100. Bring water and a snack. Contact Maggie Jackson, 740-645-8031 or 740-446-3834.

OFFICERS: The newly elected officers of Huntington Detachment 340 were recently installed at the detachment’s annual awards dinner at American Legion Post 16. They include Richard L. Shank II, commander; Thirston A. Legge Jr., senior vice commander; Zebulun S. Lane, junior vice commander; and Maria Cain, judge advocate. The detachment meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Monday at Huntington Station.

MUSIC: Town of Mason’s ‘Music in the Park’ series continues with music from the Southern Draw Band at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the Stewart-Johnson VFW/Lottie Jenks Memorial Park, Front Street. Free entry. Food trucks are available for purchase from concessions. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

GRADUATES: Eight Ashland residents were among 2,068 graduates from Cumberlands University in Williamsburg, Ky., who received degrees this spring. They include Tiffany Tussey, Master of Arts Education in Special Education P-12; Tonia Adams, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Allison Wilcox and Gentry Arnold, Masters of Arts Education in School Guidance; Jeffrey Kennard, education specialist in the principal; Lauren Brewer, Master of Arts in Teaching; Brianna Zimmerman, MA Specialist in Literacy Arts Education; and Michelle Ekers, Associate of Applied Science in Human Services.

KITCHEN: What’s cooking at Huntington’s Kitchen? Answer: Foods from around the world with local ingredients used in the preparation of chicken tikka masala with steamed rice. The “Global Cooking, Local Eating” course begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. Limited to 16 participants ages 15 and up, cost is $25. To register, contact 304-522-0887 or

PHYSICAL: Free sports physical sessions open to athletes ages 13-19 are offered by King’s Daughters Orthopedics and Sports Medicine from 9-11 a.m. Friday, July 15 at KDMS Portsmouth Orthopedics, 1729 Kinneys Lane, Suite 102, Portsmouth, Ohio . Sports physical forms must be completed prior to arrival in ink with parent or guardian signature. Call 740-351-0980.

SYMPATHY: Condolences to the family of Juanita Jeannine Ramsey Epling, wife of the late Jerry Epling of over 55 years. The Salt Rock resident died in May at the age of 87. There is no doubt that she continues to be missed by her sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members and friends. May the comforting hand and love of God surround them in this time of loss.

MERMAIDS: The West Branch Library is offering “Mermaid Day!” with crafts, hairdressing, jewelry and more from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday July 12.

INTERIM: On June 1, Dr. Deborah Marinski assumed the role of acting dean of Ohio Southern University, replacing Dr. Nicole Pennington, who resigned to return to the faculty of nursing. Dr. Marinski, associate professor of history and schedule coordinator, serves a one-year term. She got her doctorate. in American History from the University of Toledo and an MA in History and BA in History from the university. She was awarded the 2019-2020 Outstanding Faculty Member Award, the 2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty Member Award, and the 2011-2012 Outstanding Research Faculty Member Award. Welcome to the new position, Dr Marinski.

LISTED: Lilja Olafsdottir earned Dean’s List honors for the spring semester at the University of Tampa. The resident of Ona was an advanced bachelor in biology. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.75 or higher to be eligible for Dean’s List.

BIRTHDAYS OF THE DAY: Quinn Hazelett, Zack Spurlock, Becky Swisher, Sarah Warner.

LATE BIRTHDAYS: Hayley Tackett, Shannon Clark, Lisa Preston, Natalie Riley, Kay Chapman, Jo Chapple, July 1; Lena Powers, Sam Clark, Radley Edwards, Laken Faulknier, Allyson Lawhon, Steve Matson, Rick Adkins, July 2; Susan Black, Rachel Baker, Susan Dean, Sarah Moore, Cameron Nitardy, Brad Smith, July 3; Charlotte Boyce, Fred Cummings, Larry Hufford, Linda Harshbarger, Laura Jo Smith, July 4; Lillian George, John Baisden, Madison Sierson, July 5; Hannah M. Blake, David Baker, Tonya Huffman, Doris Roberts, Cheryl Cook, Trudy Elam, Sharon Haynes, July 6; Louise Miller, Judy Armstrong, Carolyn Cremeans, July 7; Tony Testerman, Mark King, Tim Stinespring, July 8; Brad Cochran, Sam Holdren, Matthew Sette, Nancy Smith, July 9; Emily Hanning, Katina Haught, Michelle Holdren, John Martin, Hermitt Stover, Jill Hayden Smith, Relayna Lockhart, July 10.

LATE BIRTHDAYS: Bob and Betty Blankenship celebrated number 30, Tom and Catherine Rushton, Mike and Lori Folio, Steven and Stephanie Mills on July 2; Roger and Lynn Barcus, July 3; Warren and Pat Faulknier, Scott and Claudia Fizer, July 5; Allen and Becky Davis, Brad and Crista Hall, Robbie and Carrie Parsons, July 6; John and Kim Neville, July 7; Bob and Jackie Alexander, Chris and Heidi Holley, July 9.

LAUGHTER: During the Little League meeting, the coach called little Charlie, leaned over and looked him straight in the eye. “Look, Charlie,” the coach said, “you know the principles of good sportsmanship, don’t you? You know Little League doesn’t allow tantrums, yelling at the referee or abusive language. “Yes sir, I understand.” “Good, Charly. Now, would you go explain this to your father? »

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