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Friday, August 3, 2012 EXTRA ONLINE EDITION ROTARY CLUB GETS LESSON IN HISTORIC GRAVESTONES. PAGE 4 Annual 4-H frozen food sale now under way WINFIELD -- The Putnam County 4-H Leaders Association, in cooperation with Wilson’s Zero Foods, is now taking orders for the Fall “truck-load” frozen food sale. Everything from chicken breasts to stir fry vegetables, or Belgian Waffles to blackberries are available. Even at the lowest prices around, the 4-H program still makes a profit which is used for camp scholarships for children, 4-H Leaders’ enrichment trainings, and other 4-H club program supplies. The order forms for the bulk pack frozen foods are available at the WVU Extension Office located on the second floor of the Courthouse in Winfield or from any 4-H club member of leader. Orders are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. No payment is due until Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, when you pick up your food order right off the truck in the Courthouse parking lot in Winfield. You will receive a “reminder” phone call. A check made payable to “Putnam County 4-H Leaders Association” for the amount of your order will be collected at the truck between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. when you pick up your order. Twelve percent of the total sales go directly to support local 4-H programs. For more information, call the WVU Extension 4-H Office at 304-586-0217. HOW TO REACH US PHONE: (304) 743-6731 FAX: (304) 562-6214 Expansion work at Valley Park to begin soon By Jack Bailey WINFIELD – Work to expand Valley Park in Hurricane could began by the end of August, after the Putnam County Commission recently awarded the bid for the project to Pray Construction. Commissioners opened bids for the expansion work at their July 24 meeting and awarded the project to Putnam County's own Pray Construction which had the low bid at $1,449,700. County Commissioner Joe Haynes, who also sits on the County Parks Board, said that he hopes to see work on the project begin by the end of the month. Earlier this year, the county acquired 5.6 acres of land adjacent to Valley Park with plans to add an additional ball field, soccer field, and a new entrance to the park. Haynes said that once the expansion project is completed, Valley Park will be even more of an asset to the County. “You already have the Wave Work is expected to begin in the next few weeks on this 5.6 acre tract of land adjacent to Valley Park in Hurricane. Pray Construction has been awarded the bid to perform the expansion work for the park. Photo by Jack Bailey Pool and the playground,” Haynes said. “When this work is completed it will be even more of an asset.” Haynes said that the new en- trance into Valley Park should make the park more even visible to people passing by on the bustling Teays Valley Road (Route 34). The new entrance will also alter the flow of traffic through the park. Cars will enter SEE PARK ON PAGE 3 Run/Walk set to raise money to buy defibrillators By Jack Bailey HURRICANE – An upcoming 5K Run/1Mile Walk is being held to help raise funds to purchase portable Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Putnam County's four high schools and middle schools. The Run/Walk is set for Satur- day, Aug. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. at Valley Park in Hurricane. The Run/Walk is being organized by the Maura Rae Kuhl AED Foundation, a non-profit organization set up in 2010 with the goal of raising enough money to be able to provide AED's to every school in West Virginia. The Foundation is named in honor of Maura Rae Kuhl who died in September, 2003, only three days after being born, said Jess Kuhl, Maura's father and organizer of the upcoming Race/Walk. “Nine years ago my daughter died from a heart condition,” Kuhl said, “and both of our boys have a similar condition. When they were getting ready to go to school, we found out that the el- ementary school did not have an AED, so we bought one.” An AED is an important tool in treating a sudden cardiac arrest or heart stoppage because it can send an electric shock to the heart to try and restore its normal rhythm. AED's are most effective when SEE RUN ON PAGE 3 The Putnam Standard SEND YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS TO US AT JACKBAILEY@THEPUTNAMSTANDARD.COM

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