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.
One-act plays sought by PAC
ASHLAND - The Paramount Arts Center will have a contest for playwrights.
The competition is for ages 18 and older. Plays submitted must be an unpublished and unproduced one-act play with a running time of 60 minutes or less and can be on any subject, but not musicals.
A maximum of six to eight characters is recommended.
‰The play must be an original work (cannot be based on a work of literature, movie or television show).
‰The plays will be reviewed by a three-judge panel, which may offer written critiques.
‰All plays for submission must be postmarked by May 31.
‰The winner will be announced July 1.
‰The winning playwright will receive a $500 prize and a public reading.
‰Winning play may be considered for a full-staged production at the Paramount.
There is a $15 fee per manuscript submitted. Make checks payable to the PAC.
For more information, call Melanie Cornelison at (606) 324-3175, ext. 311 or email Melanie@paramountartscenter.com.
BCC bridge winners named
BELLEFONTE - Bellefonte Country Club bridge winners for April 3 are: first — Jane VanAntwerp; second — Kay Memmer; third — Jo Weller; fourth — Thelma Warren.
Winter session winners are: first — Juanita Ditty; second — Jo Weller; third — Kay Memmer; fourth — Karen Maher.