Spaghetti dinner set for Saturday
ASHLAND - Normal Presbyterian Church will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church at 4316 Winchester Ave.
The dinner will include spaghetti, salad, dessert and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children.
Proceeds will benefit mission work.
Ausbun named to Grandview post
ASHLAND - Gary Ausbun has been named interim pastor at Grandview Church of God at 4546 Sherwood Drive.
Ausbun previously served as senior pastor at Wildwood First Church of God. He and his wife, Frankie, will relocate from Elkhart, Ind.
NBA Hall-of-Famer to visit SOMC
PORTSMOUTH - NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins will be at the SOMC Friends Center to help “Slam Dunk Diabetes” at 5 p.m. Monday.
Wilkins, a nine-time NBA All Star and two-time Slam Dunk Champion, is best known for his years as a professional basketball player with the Atlanta Hawks. He is also a diabetic, however, and will be sharing his personal experiences with diabetes during the event.
There will be a brief question-and-answer session following the event.
Wilkins played college basketball at the University of Georgia and entered the NBA as a first-round draft pick in 1982. He was key to the Hawks winning more than 50 games in four straightseasons. In 1986, Wilkins averaged 30.3 points per game and won the NBA scoring title.
In 1994, Wilkins became one of only three Hawks to have his jersey retired. He would go on to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, the Boston Celtics, the San Antonio Spurs and the Orlando Magic.
He was known for his acrobatic slam-dunks, which earned him the nickname “The Human Highlight Film.” He joined the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Wilkins learned that he had type 2 diabetes in 2000.