LISTED: Jade Daniels, of Hurricane, West Virginia, was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. To be eligible, students have achieved an adjusted semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher based on at least 12 newly attempted and earned credits.

EXHIBITION: Craig Subler, a retired West Virginia contemporary artist who lives and works in his Gerrardstown studio, opens at the Huntington Museum of Art on Saturday January 30th. From 1980 to 2001 he curated more than 180 exhibitions and produced 30 exhibition catalogs. His art has been shown in more than 84 group exhibitions and 15 solo exhibitions. The exhibition will run until April 25th.

SELECTED: Barbara Hale of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church was recently selected for a three-year term with the West Virginia United Methodist Foundation. Congratulations, Barbara, on this success.

CLASS: The Human Resources Exam Preparation Class, sponsored by Ashland Community and Technical College and the BenchPrep HR Learning System, begins Tuesday, February 2nd. Led by Jonnie Smith, SPHR SCP, Strategic Human Resource Manager for Martinrea International in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the class is running eight live interactive webinars from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Microsoft Teams on Tuesdays through March 23, Tuesday through March 23. The registration fee is $ 999. Contact Heather Estes at 606-326-2130 or before Tuesday, January 26th.

GRADS: Four students from Catlettsburg, Kentucky were among 93 fall and summer semester graduates from Ohio University Southern in Ironton. They are Joyce Kay Cumpston, Sarah Renee Shavers, Cassandra Horn, and Sommer Michelle Workman.

INITIATED: Fourteen students from Marshall University School of Pharmacy were inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma during a virtual ceremony in November. The recipients who received pins and certificates in the mail were Paul Blankenship, Sierra Cleland, Will Foster, Kyler Hazelett, Marenda Jenkins, Beth Porter, Caroline Putnam, Cameron Rice, Hannah Rinker, Cheyenne Weakley, and Francis Wright. Lisa Nord, RPh, joined the Society as a faculty member and Fran D’Egidio, longtime pharmacist in West Virginia, became an honorary member.

TASTINGS: On Saturday, January 23rd, the Sip Downtown Brasserie will offer two tastings of Ancient Peaks Wines from Paso Robles, California and cheese for ages 21 and up. The first is from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the second from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each tasting is $ 43. Available wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Oyster Ridge Red Blend. Reservations are required in person or through the Eventbrite link. Call 304-523-5533.

ARRIVALS: Adam, Rachel, Noah, and Liliosa Townsend welcomed a precious little girl – Charlie Rae – to their family on January 7th at 12:28 am, who weighed 9 pounds and 1 ounce. The Townsend family are members of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Ona.

CLASSES: The French Art Colony in Gallipolis, Ohio is offering a 16-week beginner’s session of Demi Pointe open Wednesdays through May 13 for ages 10-18. Courses are offered from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at a price of $ 16 per class or $ 54 month. The Beginner’s Pre-Ballet II, open to children ages 4-5, runs from 5.45pm to 6.30pm and costs $ 14 or $ 52 a month. COVID guidelines are followed, with classroom and waiting areas cleaned up before and after class. Contact 740-446-3834 or

TODAY BIRTHDAYS: Libby Bell, Jay Adkins with CJ Hughes leaves the 50s behind for number 60, Laura Marie Goble leaves the teenagers behind for number 20, Thomas Blatt, Caleb Conner, Madison Bucher, Harris Coulter, Coy Mullins, Jay Shepherd and Daniel Adkins, Jordan Rice, Karen McDonie, and Anna Biederman.

CHUCKLE: Martin went to the bank and told the cashier that he wanted to open an account. He said, “I want to open a joint account with someone who has a lot of money.”

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