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LEWIS COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Serving all of Lewis County, West Virginia

Copyright 2020

As the Rotary Turns…

By Kari Conaway Staff Writer

WESTON — The Rotary Club of Weston held their first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, January 8 at Giovanni’s Restaurant. Rotary member Robert Gricewich, filling in for President Linda Locke, started the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Four-Way Test and a blessing over lunch. The first order of business was reflecting on their Christmas party and how they can improve for next year. The club also brainstormed fundraising events for this year. They discussed possibilities of a 5K race, raffles and a car show. The club did not have a guest speaker at this meeting, but they are looking for speakers for the upcoming meetings. Contact a Rotary member if you are interested in sharing or presenting. The Rotary Club of Weston is a nonprofit organization, focused on the “Four-Way Test”: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Members of the 2019-2020 RLBMS Cheer Team. First row, from left: Bella Parker, Taylor Tenley, Adrianna Blanco, Maria Brown and April Sherrard. Second row, from left: Gabby Conrad, Jasmine Harvey, Lacie Dever, Emily Gum, Bridgette Davisson, Kendall Harold, Megan Arbogast and Emma Donaldson.

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“We make this pledge week after week and it takes work to follow it,” Gricewich said. “That’s not always our normal nature, let’s put it that way, so let’s see if we can stay with it.” The club is always looking for By Kari Conaway new members and meets every Staff Writer Wednesday at noon in the back of Giovanni’s Restaurant.

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Luv 4 Animals volunteer Robin Keough addresses the Lewis County Commission with progress and suggestions. ough’s commission appearance was to bring attention to her group’s concerns regarding some existing policies at the shelter that they deem counterproductive to adoption efforts. She gave an example pertaining to a cat involved in a court case and suggested changing the one-bite policy to instead be considered on a case-by-case basis. Keough did not achieve resolution but was referred to contact the magistrates regarding court case policies, and the commission said they would further discuss the other concerns brought to their attention. Other business reviewed at the meeting was the Sheriff’s Monthly Vehicle Report and Statement and the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Monthly Invoice. The per diem rate for the county to maintain inmates is $48.25 and 1,077 inmate days were billed for the month of December, totaling $51,965.25. Congressman Alex Mooney also announced the West Virginia Veterans History Project.



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BECKLEY — The Robert L. Bland Middle School Cheer team traveled to Beckley on January 4 to compete in the Best Cheer Competition. This was their first competition of the season and they will be competing through mid-February at four other competitions. The team as a whole took Second Place in the three-minute routine. The girls are coached by Erin Freeman, Lauren Blake and Elyse Moneypenny. Individual award winners were: Gabby Conrad – First Place in Jump Competition, April Sherrard – Third Place in Jump Competition, Bridgette KARI CONAWAY/Lewis County Community Guide Davisson – First Place in Member Robert Gricewich Tumbling Competition, Gabled the Wednesday Rotary by Conrad – Second Place in meeting. Tumbling Competition.

Luv 4 Animals addresses commission

WESTON — The Lewis County Commission met on January 14 at the Lewis County Courthouse in the meeting room. Guest Robin Keough, volunteer for Luv 4 Animals and the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility (L-UAC), addressed the commission with an update on the nonprofit group and some suggestions. Keough explained that the organization spent over $9,000 on vetting animals in the past year alone. She explained that Luv 4 Animals takes cats and dogs who are difficult to adopt from L-UAC to get spayed and neutered. They also take the animals with medical issues to a vet and pay for treatment with donations and money they fundraise. Keough reported that a very generous check Luv 4 Animals received from Buckhannon Toyota last month will go a long way towards helping shelter animals. “We’ve found that putting money into the animals has really helped,” Keough said. She further explained that fixing the animals has really helped get them adopted by out-of-state shelters. The shelter has faced a tremendous amount of scrutiny over the volume of animals euthanized in recent years, but that has reportedly been dramatically reduced since volunteers have gotten more actively involved in rescue efforts. “The pound is no longer high kill. We have really turned it around,” said Keough. “We try to make a difference… we are making a difference.” Another reason for Ke-

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

WESTON — Several Lewis County bus drivers attended the Board of Education meeting Monday evening to discuss the ongoing issues with their pay scale. Gerry Paugh, Rob Smith and Terry Sprouse addressed the board during the delegation portion of the meeting. The bus drivers of Lewis County are reportedly “tired” and “disappointed” after the policy committee met last Thursday evening. Gerry Paugh explained that the conversation should not have taken place during the general meeting, but during a transportation department meeting. “It was not the place,” said Paugh. According to Paugh, the discussion confused the other departments and pinned them against each other. “I’m really tired, as well as all the rest of these drivers. I was embarrassed, disappointed, agitated,” Paugh said. “What we see, is the number one practice is to delay. We need to get these things resolved.” Smith addressed an issue between the Superintendent and the drivers. “I have been harassed and bullied… ever since this has happened [policy meeting], by our Superintendent. Other drivers have seen it, other drivers have been on the receiving end.” Smith added, “We’re asking for you guys to step in and do something about this so both unions is not going to file grievance and cause more headache.” Terry Sprouse presented to the board the contracts the THURSDAY Chance of Snow/Rain 41/24

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Connie Bailey addresses the BOE. By Kari Conaway Staff Writer

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Bus driver Gerry Paugh addresses the BOE on Monday night regarding their pay policy.

bus drivers have been given. According to Sprouse, the contracts state that drivers be paid at an hourly rate, yet the drivers are not paid for the overtime they work. The board did not vote on the issue Monday night because the other departments in the committee did not have their policies ready to vote. “I am unwilling to do for one, without doing for all,” stated Jim Flesher. FRIDAY Mostly Cloudy 37/31

WESTON — The Lewis County Board of Education met in the Administration Building at 6 p.m. on Monday evening, lasting approximately five hours. Business items discussed included the bus drivers pay, buying fuel tanks to save money on gas, and the upcoming County Spelling Bee on January 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. The personnel agenda included the resignation of Kira Stalnaker, and the retirement of Theresa McAbee and Dr. Carol Williams. Allison McWhorter and Rachel Smith were granted unpaid medical leave of absence and donated sick days, and Janice Collins was also granted donated sick days. The following professionals were approved for hire: Jennifer Eiler for Grade 4 Classroom teacher at Roanoke Elementary; Lanai Jennings for part-time School SATURDAY Rain/Snow 46/25

Psychologist; Annissa Cox Grade 2 Classroom Teacher for Roanoke Elementary School, Laura Davis for Special Education Teacher - Severe and Profound for Lewis County High School; Bonnie Chrome for Preschool Special Needs Teacher at Roanoke Elementary; Theresa McAbee for Substitute Teacher; and Yvonne Tannous for After School Detention Hall Monitor at Lewis County High School. The board went into two executive sessions to discuss the expulsion of a student and a personnel matter. Both times no action was taken. Following executive session, the board upheld the Superintendent’s recommendation to expel the student for the remainder of the school year in a 4-0 vote, with Phyllis Hinterer abstaining. The Lewis County Board of Education meets every other Monday evening at 6 p.m. The next meeting will be held on January 27.

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Hattie Gay Sprouse Hattie Gay Sprouse, 60, of Camden, West Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Genesis Sistersville Center. She was born in Weston on February 18, 1959, a daughter of the late Leo Frances “Pete” and Ruby Harris Smith. In addition to her parents, Hattie was preceded in death by one sister, Victoria Corbin; and the love of her life and companion of over 14 years, George Ables. Hattie is survived by three children: Barbara Posey and husband, Marty, of Goosepen, Laura Winans and husband, Tim, of Camden, and Eugene Sprouse and girlfriend, Dinhia, of Weston; seven grandchildren: Martin Posey, Tiffany Posey, Shawn Posey, Dakota Sprouse, Sierra Winans, Sabrina Winans, and Danny Winans; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers: Donnie Harris of Ripley, Calvin Harris of Buckhannon, William “Dutchy” Harris of Beaver Falls, PA, and William “Bud” Smith and wife, Shirley, of Jane Lew; four sisters: Thelma Williams of Jane Lew, Nancy Neal and Susan Pope both of Weston, and Julia Kelley and companion, Rick, of Vienna; several nieces and nephews; and her pet parrot, Frenchie. After attending Lewis County High School, Hattie became a devoted homemaker and loved her days taking care of her home and her family. She enjoyed planting flowers, going to fairs and yard sales, road trips, and

visiting Hovatter’s Wildlife Zoo in Kingwood. Hattie also liked listening to country music, especially Randy Travis and Alan Jackson. Above all, Hattie treasured her time spent with family, particularly at their cookouts. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be missed tremendously by all her family. Hattie’s request for cremation has been honored and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made directly to Pat Boyle Funeral Home PO Box 569 Jane Lew, WV 26378, to aid with final expenses. We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Hattie Gay Sprouse. Online condolences may be expressed at www.PatBoyleFuneralHome. com.

Christie Jean Wilfong Christie Jean Wilfong, 40, departed this life for her heavenly home on January 5, 2020 in Buckhannon, WV. She was born June 26, 1979 in Lewis County, the daughter of David Lee and Donna May Wilfong. In addition to her parents, other surviving family members include a brother,Allen Grey Wilfong and his wife Catherine, and nieces and nephews, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Christie graduated from Lewis County Christian School and attended Glenville State College (two years) studying business and computer. Christie was a dedicated volunteer worker and an artist in watercolor, acrylic, and textile design. Christie exhibited her work in various venues in West Virginia, giving away much of her work to charity auctions, community fundraisers, Christian ministries and as gifts to friends. In 2015, Christie moved to Holbrook on the Hill in Buckhannon due to declining health.

Hard working hands are laid to rest, and a golden heart stopped beating as Clyde Myron “Red” Bailey, 61, of Smithville, WV, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. He was under the compassionate care of United Hospital Center in Bridgeport and surrounded by loving wife and daughters. He was born in Weston on August 23, 1958, a son of Sylvia Gordon Bailey of Smithville and the late Clyde Marling Bailey. On July 28, 1984, he married the love of his life Sherry Lee Grant Bailey. They had their own special bond and would often finish each other sentences. Myron and Sherry enjoyed 35 wonderful years of marriage. Myron graduated from Gilmer County High School. A third-generation farmer who still lived on the family farm where he raised beef cattle with his wife and family. Myron was also a businessowner, with his brothers, of Bailey Brothers Feed and Farm Supply in Burnt House, WV, a business started by his late father. He was a supporter of the local 4-H, FFA and advocate for all agriculture. Myron was the Richie County Democrat Executive Committee Chairman and a member of the Economic Development Authority. He especially treasured the time he spent with his grandsons and Lacey A. Banks, his beloved Blue Heeler. Although it started as a chore, Myron loved helping his wife with her honeybees and became an amateur beekeeper. His family is thankful for his life but take comfort in knowing he has transitioned on to more blissful pastures where he can care for them all from afar. Fond memories will forever be held with Myron’s mother, Sylvia; wife, Sherry; two daughters: Courtney Melissa Reed and husband, William, of

Bentleyville, PA, and Caitlin Myra Bailey and husband, Jerod Duelley, of Harrisville, WV; one step-son, Adam D. Putnam and wife, Jennifer, of Huber Heights, OH; two grandchildren: Beau Ryan Reed and Cooper Davis Reed; one sister, Marty Bias of Smithville, WV; two brothers, C. Mark Bailey and wife, Connie, and C. Monroe Bailey and wife, Daisy, all of Cox Mills, WV; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. His father, one sister, Celaine Riddle, and one brother-in-law, Charlie Bias, preceded Myron in death. Your labor is done, your home now is heaven; no more must you wait, Your legacy lives on, your love of the land, and we will close the gate. Myron’s request for cremation has been honored and a private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Ritchie County Youth LivestockAssociation In care of Ritchie County Extension Office 1608 E. Main St. Harrisville, WV 26362. We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Clyde Myron “Red” Bailey. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mary Marie Lamb Minney There, she met a special friend, Thomas Reed, who shared his many friends, his generous family and his ministry, and so brightened her days. Thank you, Thomas. Memorial services are scheduled for June 13, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at Victory Assembly, 65 Old Route 33, Weston, WV, with Jerry Young of T-N-T Ministry International as keynote speaker. No flowers please, but any offerings for our speaker and our hosts, Victory Assembly, would be appreciated.

Linda Carol Heater

Linda Carol Heater, 62, of Weston, West Virginia, slipped gently into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Crestview Manor in Jane Lew. She was born in Weston on March 7, 1957, a daughter of the late Arnold Glenn and Geraldine Riffle Heater. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by three siblings: Robert “Bob” Heater, Larry “Noodle” Heater and Arnold Glenn Heater Jr. Linda is survived by eleven siblings: Barbara Miller, Gary Heater and wife, Debi, Donnie Heater, Danny Heater, Vickie Heater, Beverly Lipps and husband, David, Tammy McDonald and husband, Mac, Bruce Heater and wife, Noreene, Greg Heater, Billy Heater, and Jeff Heater all of Weston; one brother of the heart, Larry Forinash and wife, Jen, of Clarksburg; three aunts: Mary Wagner of Akron, OH, Louise Mitchell of Buckhannon, and Lois Whetung of Lake Field Ontario, Canada; and several nieces and nephews. After graduating from Lewis County High School in 1974, Linda went on to have many jobs and dedicated herself fully to each of them. Whether she was working at Giovanni’s Restaurant or caring for others at the Weston State Hospital, Linda always put her heart and soul into her work. She also worked for the City of Weston, Superior and Nabor’s Oil and Gas, and the Broken Wheel Campground. Linda attended Bendale United

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Methodist Church and shared her faith with others through her kindness and compassion. Some of Linda’s hobbies were relaxing in the tanning bed, getting manicures and pedicures, and shopping. She loved to play Bingo and played often at the Lewis County Senior Citizens Center. Although Linda never had children, she loved and cared for her nieces and nephews as she would her own. Family and friends will gather for visitation at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dwayne Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden in Jane Lew. We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Linda Carol Heater. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mary Marie Lamb Minney, 82, of Jane Lew, formerly of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Troy on July 22, 1937, a daughter of the late Henry Lewis Lamb and Freda Bell Lunsford Lamb. On June 8, 1956, she married Denzil Minney and celebrated 37 years of marriage before his passing on August 24, 1993. She is survived by one son, Roger Minney and wife, Terry of Horner; two daughters: Linda McCarty and husband, Jay, of Jane Lew and Darlene See of Roanoke; six grandchildren: Levi Minney and wife, Haley, of Newport News, VA, Tabathia Minney of Horner, Tiffany Minney of Buckhannon, Jason McCarty of Pittsburgh, PA, Mary Katherine “Kathy” Cowger and husband, Mike, of Hacker Valley, and Deanna Darlene Shackleford and husband, Cale, of Linn; one great-grandchild on-the-way, Sadie Lee Minney; two brothers: Ronald Lamb and wife, Molly, of Horner and Terry Lamb of Troy; two sisters-in-law: Wanda Lake of Camden and Betty Lamb of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Denzil, Mary was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Minney; five brothers: Clyde, Harold, Clifford, David Paul and Henry Lamb Jr.; and one son-in-law, Ralph Edward See. Mary was retired from WVU

Samuel “Sam” Martin Aman Samuel “Sam” Martin Aman, 72, of Jane Lew, anchored his ship in God’s harbor on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Crestview Manor in Jane Lew with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Clarksburg on March 10, 1947, a son of the late Walter William Aman and Ruth Ann Hardman Aman. On May 6, 1972, Father Charles R. Carroll united Sam with the love of his life, Linda Faye Ramsey, at All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Together, Sam and Linda shared 47 wonderful years and she will miss him tremendously. Sam is survived by his wife, Linda Aman; three children: Samuel Lawrence Aman, II and wife, Marissa, of Jane Lew, Walter Michael Aman and wife, Tamara, of Cross Lanes, and John Patrick Aman and wife, Amanda, also of Jane Lew; eight grandchildren: Alexander Paige “Lexie” Aman, Payton Augusta Aman, Jordyn Ann Jacklyn Aman, Sarah Elizabeth Aman, Thomas William Aman, Joseph Andrew Aman, Kelsolynn Isabelle Hall, and James Ryder Aman; one brother, Joseph W. Aman and wife, Karen, of State College, PA; several nieces and nephews; and his companion and military service dog, Jake. One infant brother, Thomas Aman, preceded Sam in death. Sam was raised in Bridgeport and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1965. He proceeded to enter the United States Navy in 1966 and served his country proudly as a Seabee in Vietnam. Once he returned home, he went to work for C & P Telephone (what later became Verizon) as a Cable Splicer where he retired after 31 years of employment. While working for Verizon, Sam met the woman he would spend his life with, Linda. After their marriage they moved from Harrison County and made their forever home in Jane Lew.

Sam was a devout Christian and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was a member of several other organizations including Communication Workers of America, Local 2011 Jane Lew Lions Club, VFW 5131 Jane Lew, Jane Lew Memorial American Legion Post 166, American Chestnut Foundation, and the NRA. Sam loved being outdoors whether he was at his farm in Loveberry or caring for his garden in Jane Lew. Weeding the garden with his boys was an activity he thoroughly enjoyed. Sam also liked to hunt and fish in the wild and wonderful West Virginia. Family and friends will gather for visitation at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020. A Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church located at 210 Center Ave. in Weston with Reverend James R. DeViese, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Machpelah Cemetery in Weston. The United States Navy and Lewis County Honor Guard will accord full military honors. We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, appreciate the service of Samuel “Sam” Martin Aman and it has been our honor and privilege to serve his family. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Jackson’s Mill where she was a food service assistant for over 15 years and was a member of the Point Pleasant Baptist Church. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and sister and loved spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers, watching birds and doing word search puzzles. While relaxing Mary would watch her favorite TV shows including Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Dancing with the Stars. Family and friends will gather at Troy I.O.O.F. Cemetery from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020. Graveside services will begin at 12 p.m. with Pastor Dwayne Brown officiating. We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Mary Marie Lamb Minney. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Shirley Jean Smith, 71, of Weston went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2020 in the comfort of her home and surrounded by loving family. She was born in Clarksburg on August 24, 1948, a daughter of the late Van Langford and Sarah Ellen Cutright Groves. On April 3, 1968 she married the love of her life, Dwight Randall Smith, and together they shared the last 51 wonderful years. Shirley is survived by her husband, Dwight; three children: Angela Burkhart, Melissa Linn and fiancé, Scott Adkins, and Rebecca Collins and fiancé, Joe Ables, all of Weston; seven grandchildren: Sha Lisa Linn and companion, Audra Babb, Dwight Michael Linn, Harley Destiny Marie Foster and companion, Ryan Neal, Zachary N. Linn, Tylor Shayne Linn and companion, Autumn M. Honce, Devon Allen Wiant and fiancé, Trinity Brooke Hammond, and Sarah Jean Irene Collins; three great-grandchildren, Dominic Michael Linn, Kacie Neal, and Abby Neal; a fourth great-grandchild on-the-way, Remmington Lee Wiant; four siblings: Carolyn Sue Reed of Glenville, RosaLee Barrett and husband, David, of Weston, Van Junior Groves and wife, Karen, of West Milford, and Jimmy Groves, of Lost Creek; one aunt, Betty Rush and late husband, Jack Rush, of Weston; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. One grandchild, Cory Burkhart, preceded Shirley in death. Her first job was at Lovett’s

Drive-In. She then became a food prep manager at The Truck Stop. After marrying her husband Dwight, she dedicated her time to caring for her family and home. Family was Shirley’s number one priority. When she became a grandmother she treasured every moment she could spend with her grandchildren. Family and friends will gather for visitation at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service located at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. in the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Jennifer Suehs-Vassel officiating. Interment will follow at the 7th Day Adventist Baptist Cemetery in Lost Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Pat Boyle Funeral Home P.O. Box 569 Jane Lew, WV 26378, to assist the family with final expenses. We, at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Shirley Jean Smith. Online condolences may be expressed at www.

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This week in West Virginia history CHARLESTON – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www. Jan. 15, 1799: Monroe County was established. It was named for James Monroe, the newly inaugurated governor of Virginia and later president of the United States. Jan. 15, 1836: Braxton County was created from Kanawha, Lewis, and Nicholas counties. It is named for Carter Braxton, a Virginia statesman and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Jan. 15, 1848: Hancock County was established and named for statesman John Hancock. Jan. 15, 1864: Frances Benjamin Johnston was born in Grafton. Johnston gained national renown as the first female press photographer, and enjoyed a long and remarkable career as one of the nation’s leading documentary, portrait, and artistic photographers. Jan. 16, 1790: Henry Ruffner was born in Luray, Virginia. In 1819, he organized two Presbyterian congregations in the Kanawha Valley. He is best known for his controversial 1847 anti-slavery treatise, Address to the People of West Virginia. Jan. 16, 1850: Lawman Dan Cunningham was born in Jackson County. His remarkable career involved him in the Hatfield-McCoy Feud, the West Virginia Mine Wars, and the destruction of moonshine stills. Jan. 16, 1869: Ephraim Franklin Morgan was born in Marion County. Morgan, a Republican, was governor during the tumultuous West Virginia Mine Wars. Jan. 17, 1918: The War Department hired a New York engineering firm to build the DuPont munitions plant in Nitro. Within 11 months, the powder plant and a complete town with houses, a civic center and a hospital were completed. Jan. 17, 1956: Musician Blind Alfred Reed died. He was a street singer and fiddler from Pipestem, Summers County. Jan. 18, 1842: Wayne County was established from part of Cabell County. It was named for General ‘‘Mad Anthony’’ Wayne, a Revolutionary War hero who later defeated Ohio Indian tribes at the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers. Jan. 19, 1818: The Virginia General Assembly established Preston County from part of Monongalia County. The new county was named for James Patton Preston, then governor of Virginia. . Est 6 199

Jan. 19, 1820: Fairmont was established by the Virginia legislature on the farm of Boaz Fleming. The original name of Middletown was changed to Fairmont in 1843. Jan. 19, 1844: The Virginia General Assembly established Taylor County from parts of Barbour, Harrison, and Marion counties. The county was named in honor of U.S. Sen. John Taylor, a soldier-statesman from Caroline County, Virginia. Jan. 19, 1848: Wirt County was created by the General Assembly of Virginia from portions of Wood and Jackson counties. It was named for William Wirt, Virginia statesman and a presidential candidate in 1832. Jan. 19, 1894: Railroad worker John Hardy was hanged for killing a man in a drunken gambling dispute. The episode inspired the widely popular ballad “John Hardy.” Jan. 20-21, 1824: West Virginia’s most famous soldier, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, was born near midnight in Clarksburg. When Virginia left the Union in 1861, Jackson dutifully went with his native state. He commanded the strategically important post at Harpers Ferry until being appointed a brigadier general of infantry. In the opening battle at Manassas on July 21, 1861, he won the name ‘‘Stonewall’’ for steadfastness at the critical point in the engagement. Jan. 19-20, 1978: An overnight snowstorm paralyzed Charleston. Unusual in that more snow fell in the capital city than in Randolph County, total snow depth in Charleston averaged 24 inches, the deepest snow on record for the city. January 1978 became the snowiest month for both Huntington and Charleston, and extended cold kept the snow cover on the ground into March, the longest known continuous snow cover for most towns in West Virginia. Jan. 21, 1906: The first passenger train ran from Elkins to Charleston following completion of the Coal & Coke Railway. The new railroad, a project of former senator Henry Gassaway Davis, provided a much-needed north-south route through the heart of West Virginia. e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council. For more information, contact the West Virginia Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25301; (304) 346-8500; or visit e-WV at

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Calendar of Events is provided as a public service by The Lewis County Community Guide to publicize upcoming events of community interest. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit or change any submission. No bingo, personal yard sales or for-profit events will be included. To ensure publication, submissions should be received at least one week prior to event — faxed to 304472-0537, emailed to or mailed to Calendar of Events, P.O. Box 550 Buckhannon, WV 26201.


RLBMS Lady Patriots Basketball Boosters will be selling $1,000 Cash Bash raffle tickets all month long for a Grand Prize drawing of $1,000 on Feb. 11 or at their last home game. Tickets are $5 each or 6/$25, contact a player, parent or booster to purchase. Need not be present to win.

January 18

RLBMS Friends of Boys Basketball Elimination Dinner will be held at the Weston Moose Lodge. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., drawing starts at 7 p.m. Cash bar available. Tickets are $25 each with a grand prize of $1,000. Need not be present to win grand prize.

January 19

Wooden Door Hanger Paint Party hosted by LCHS Maids Basketball at 2 p.m. Contact Paint Your Heart Out with Kelli at 304-841-8487 if you have questions.

January 25

Lambert’s Winery will host a Comedy Show and Dinner. Live acts start at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35/person and include a wood fired pizza with fresh cut salad. Limited seating is available, so tickets must be purchased in advance at the winery or online.

January 27

The WV Attorney General’s Consumer Outreach and Compliance Specialist Pam Krushansky will host a mobile office event at the Lewis County Senior Center

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FORas RENT: 24 hour woman. Pleaseunits call for as APTS ANNOUNCEMENTS well trouHELP WANTED: Life- more information 304-473- Camera Security System; ble-shooting onandboiler guards, Admissions Work- 7885 (4/19/2019) cable + wifi all utilities A D V A Stan NC E - F E E control adjustments ers, Concession Workincluded. Small pets weland ers and an Assistant Mancome; under renovations; LOANS OR CREDIT WILL DO: Interior and cater to fixed incomes. ager. Buckhannon-Upshur replacements. Recreational Park, The exterior painting, soffit Located in Adrian. Phone OFFERS - Companies build 304-439-4216.(RTFN) Custodian: Qualificaoffice of the Upshur County and vinyl siding, power wash and that do business bydecks, phone Commission is accepttions: Perform housestain log homes. Call 304ing applications for the cannot ask you to pay for FOR RENT: APARTfollowing positions: life- 269-1143(4/29/19) keeping MENTS and FURNISHED cleaning& credit before you get it. guards,admission workers, UNFURNISHED – 1 & of all college faciliREAL ESTATE concession stand workers 2BR’s. Security Deposit, For information, AUCTION and an more assistant manager ties---working knowlReferences, & Lease. No for thetoll-free 2019 park 1-877-FTC seacall pets. Call 472-3021 or 3 Bedroom Brick Ranch edge of 472-6711. floor No care and son, beginning mid-May Sunday calls. HELP. A public Real Estate Auction Thursand continuing through service (RTFN) custodial equipment. day, May 9th at 5:00 PM mid-August. Individuals message from The Re- Drive, Elwho worked at the park 227 EvergreenWVWC offers an exWV , 3BR. 2 Bath FOR RENT: WESTON cord Delta and thekinsFedfacility during the previous cellent benefit is accepting season(s) and have returned home, 1248+/- SQFT, ARBORS package eral TradeofCommission. back applications for their 1 bedthe notification intent to fireplace, covered including: Vacation, sick work do not need to porch & patio1 car heated room apartments, featuring It is letter illegal for companies spacious living above, complete an application garage with storage leave, retirement androoms, tuidoing by heated phone brick storage build- furnished kitchens and 1 unless he orbusiness she is interested tion remission for family with electric, Amish full bath. They have plenty in anpromise assistant manager to you aing loan closet space, A/C of and RE ofafter position. Lifeguards must built storage building, members 1 year Terms:for 10 % down pay- heat, dailey activities with be certified CPR to and pay and askwith you of auction a Resource Coordinator First Aid endorsements and ment made dayservice. it before w/ balance due at closing 24 hours maintenance, concession standthey workers deliver. All require a onsite laundry BP. parking and must have a valid WV Food w/in 60 days. 10 %positions For more information, machines. Applicants must Handlers Card. Applicants JOE PYLE COMPLETE valid driver’s license and call toll certifications free 1-877-FTC AUCTION & REALTY be 62 years of age or older with current Ap18 and older with SERVICE WV212 Joe OR becheck. will be given preference. HELP. A public service background Reimbursements of re- R. Pyle, Broker. Alan a disability . There are plications may be picked Heldreth quired certifications message fromwillThe Re-WV2224 5546 income restrictions . For more information be made to employs that Benedum Drive, up Shinnor Resume’s sent please to: cord Delta and theston,FedWV (888) 875-1599. contact 304-269-7344 or are available and completer WVWC Physical Plant TDD 1-800-855-1155 (4/12,19,26 /19). the 2019 season. Interested eral Trade Commission. Equal16 Housing Opportuindividuals may obtain an located at Camden (tfn). nity. HUD (tfn) application from front the FIREWOOD FOR Avenue, Buckhannon, Office of the Upshur CounSALE ty Commission located at FOR RENT WV 26201HOMES (2/2/20) the Upshur County Admin- FIREWOOD FOR SALE: HELP WANTED istrative Annex located at 91 West Main Street, Suite 101, during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 P,m,, Monday through Friday or online at http://www.i[sjircpimtu. org/Applicaiton%202017. pdf. Completed applications must be returned to the Office of the Upshur County Commission on or before the close of business on Friday, April 26, 2019.. Office of the Upshur County Commission Tabatha Perry , Assistant County Administrator 91 West Main Street, Suite 101 Buckhannon, WV 26201. Please do not make phone inquiries about this position. Employment with Upshur County is available to all qualified applicants without regard to actual or perceived race,creed, color,national origin,sex,age or handicap. Usphur County has established a drug free and tobacco free work environment. (4/ 15,19,22/19)


FOR RENT: 3BR House with 1 car garage and carport. $800. Mos. plus security deposit required. Call 304-472-4110 (4/19/19)

HELP WANTED: GEN- HELP WANTED: The ERALMAINTENANCE West Virginia Division EMPLOYEE NEEDED: of Natural Resources is FORapplications RENT: COZY 2BR, 1 Must be reliable and able accepting BA, Laundry room. Fenced to handle a variety of until Friday, January 31,off in yard, New kitchen. parking. One block maintenance responsiforstreet one Seasonal YARD SALE:2020 Fri - Sat from Main Street. $750 w/ Aprilnot 12 &13 (8 am) ga- deposit, No pets. No calls bilities, including but Laborer. Duties include rage at Candle Creations after 8pm 304-997-5377 limited to janitorial, Rtlawn 33 Horner. House- (4/10/19) habitat management, Glass care, preservation hold,Tools,Old of much the much tractor and more. and implement RENT: 3BR House (4/12/19) landmark, plumbing, roof repairs, FOR grounds mainwith 1 car garage and repair. M-F Call 304-269carport. $850. Mos. plus tenance, assisting with LAND FOR SALE security deposit required. 5070. (1/25/20) DNR events, and various LAND FOR SALE: 1.3 Call 304-472-4110 (4/5/19) wildlife on Corr H @ Derico, shell surveys. Experibldg, utilities, (cabin? FOR RENT: 3 BR House HELP WANTED ence304withon farm tractors, m/home? Bsns?) the Buckhannon River 823-2533 wvgreen@fronincludes garagepower and storage chainsaws, small tier,,com. (4/24/19) building. Deck overlooks West Virginia Wesleyan tools, andthelight carpentry river. When you call College is accepting IF I Must DO NOTbe PICK18 UP HOUES FOR SALE preferred. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR applications for the fol- years of age, E A Nto D work TELEH O M E / FA R M F O R N A Mable lowing NUMBER. I SALE: 45 Acres for sale PHONE outside in all weather with 2 beautiful homes, WILL CALL RETURN full-time positions: CALL. The rentais conditions and have free gas to one dwelling, YOUR marketable timber. The $700. a month plus utilities. Licensed Master and Elecvalid driver’s license. HELP WANTED: Looking property and homes will not Propane gas central heat or pellet stoves. have MUST BE will trician: Qualifications: be in Must Braxfor a reliable caregiver for be separated. Position SOLD TOGETHER. Lo- a good credit score. Has elderly, Non-mobile person 5for overnight years shift,MUST workingcated with ton county onappliances. Burnsville Call Bill on Mt Carmel Road most between 8am and 9pm. at aprovide Master Electrician--references. Call right past the Washington WMA and will primarily for more information 703- District Grade School on 304-472-7467. (3/27/19) thorough knowledge of work out of Falls Mill. the Tallmansville Road, 216-4892 (4/26/19) Upshur County. If you are FOR RENT: 1 BR, all apNational Electric looking Code, This position offers no for some beautiful pliances $700. per month. HELP WANTED: Part- land,and wildlife viewing, and All State of West Virginia benefits such as insurutilities included except time library and custodial country living CHECK phone. Call 304-472-7310 Local Electrical Safety gelper/ must be comput- THIS ance,OUT. leave, or retirement. PROPERTY ( 4/15/19) er friendly to compilete Call 304-472-5609. (tfn) Codes pertaining to the It will be a ten month polira duties/ work flexible afternoons, evenings un- AbiliFOR RENT: 3 BR, 2 BATH electrical trade: sition APARTMENTS FORwith the possibility til 6 p.m. and Saturday home located in BuckhanRENT ty to trouble-shoot and of renewal. Applications afternoons. Send resume non,WV $700. per month with references to: Library plus utilities. Call 304-573perform skilled electrical FOR RENT: 1can BR, be fully picked up at the Board, P.O. 731, Buckhan4302 (3/18/19) furnished Cottage in Buckwork non, WVassociated 26201. (4/17/19)with the DNR hannon. $750. mos. plusDistrict III OfRENT: 1 Road, BR home security NO pets mechanical systems ondeposit. fice, 163 FOR Wildlife HELP WANTED: Tech- call for more information includes full bath, washer./ campus. WV 26201 nician or out Buckhannon 304-704-2937 French dryer, television. central (5/3/19) Creek, location. Job includes, but heat/ac No smoking No (2/1/20) Licensed HVAC Technot limited to. setup of pets $600. per month $600. FOR RENT: Downtown new equipment, service, security deposit, call 304nician: Qualifications: Apt, 1050 Sq Ft, 2 Beds & & forklift operation. Please 613-8773 (4/10/19) 1 Bath, Hardwood Floors, Universal Refrigerant send resume to : State you love kids, do Lots of Closets,Do New paint, Equipment Inc,---5 370 Old License years FOR RENT: Country setCentralon Heat & A/C, Gas you want to make a Weston Rd, Buckhannon Carport, No ting homes for rent. Call for the job (4/17/19) experienceFireplace. with WV 26201 difference? First Baptist 304-642-0327 (tfn) Pets, No Smoking, $750. details Mos. Call 304-472-0988. a bona fide commerChurch of Buckhannon is HELP WANTED: Hiring (4/22/19) MOBILE HOMES FOR cial Contractor: Full/PartHVAC time teachers for seeking a part-time RENT StuNursery & Preschool class- HVAC Perform skilled FOR RENT: dent 1 BR, furMinistry Director rooms. M-F Daytime hrs. apt, Smoke Free, FOR RENT: Nice clean 1 duties asto T.W.T. wellPoasnished daily Send resumes trailerThe in quiet secure justBR that! focus No pets, quietto anddo clean. Box 36 Junior WV 26275. park in Tennerton. All Walking distance to town preventive and correcwill be on serving grades or call 304-823-2911 EOE. College. furnishings, Smoke Free, (4/10/19) tive maintenance and for Wesleyan all plus Pets. $750. with mod w/ 6-12 andNoassisting $450 month security deposit. Working referenc- utilities. Single occupancy. heating, air conditioning Deposit and references. call HELP WANTED: Woody es and lease. Call for more Forest Products is now information 304-844-6206. 304-838-0067 (4/17/19). accepting applications ( 4/22/19) for production workers.

LEGAL children’s ministry. contact 304-269-7344 in boxNOTICES w/ tripod $40, MOVAL; 24 HR SERIN THE OFFICE OF THE Buckhannon, WV 26201 girl NORTH CENNo degree necessary or TDD 1-800-855-1155 monkey bouncy $10, CLERK OF THEVICE; COUNTY Attorney: COMMISSION, Mark H. Reed TRAL WV; OVER 21 Equal Housing Opporturock n play $10, Antique but ministry experience UPSHUR COUNTY, WEST PO Box 310 VIRGINIA Buckhannon, WV 26201 YEARS EXPERIENCE; nity. HUD (tfn) dome-top chest $150 firm encouraged. Please conEstate: MARK COLET NOTICE OF ESTATES MULLENS Notice is hereby ALSO DOING COM681-495-4452(tfn) tact Pastor Jay Teodoro given of the following named Personal Representative: estates, the Upshur County Kathy Miller MERCIAL TREE CUTyear, and doth determine and estimate the several amounts to be as follows: at jayteodoro44@gmail. COTTAGE, close to Commission has granted 403 Skelton Road FOR SALE: Tanning Bed Buckhannon, WV 26201 Letters Testamentary or of TING AND RESERVICESAdministration to the person(s) Estate: SNOW com or the church office with new bulbs, works General Fund WVWC, FOR RENT: 1 LOIS L. OLDAKER Estimated MOVAL. CALL (304) Representative: named. Any interested person Personal great just don’t use any304-472-4789 (TFN) Revenues BR, 2 story, furnished, to-such notice, shall Bradley R. Oldaker more. $ 800 OBO Please Fund Balance S U P E R I O481,207 R Sobjecting Osuch L Uobjection 613-5820 (gtfn) PO Box 436 file with Carol 1100 all 304-613-5057 Leave Proper Taxes Current year sq.ft w/off street 4,790,949 J. Smith, Upshur County Clerk, Weston, WV 26452 TIONS - HANDYMAN Prior Year Taxes 220,000 Msg,(TFN) the address of which is Room Fiduciary Commissioner: FIREWOOD FOR parking. Completely reTax Penalties, Interest & Publication Fees 110,000 SERVICES160,000 101, 40 West Main Street, Daya Masada Wright Property Transfer Tax 12 North Kanawha Street Buckhannon, West Virginia SALE modeled, all appliancE.S. ASPHALT PAVFOR SALE: A Cort Acous- Gas and Oil Severance Tax 120,000 26201, within sixty (60) days Buckhannon, WV 26201 Specializing in400small jobs tic Guitar with hard-shell Wine & Liquor es. Quiet neighborhood. ING: Driveways, Parking Estate: ROBERT ZANE after the date of the first Hotel Occupancy Tax case $400. Call 304-704publication or within thirty (30) SHIPMAN under $50 6,800 FIREWOOD FORTax SALE: Payment in Lieu References, of Taxes 4,538 background Patchwork, Re-sur1273 (tfn) Personal Representative: days of service ofLots, the Notice Building Permits 13,000 OAK HARDWOOD, of Personal Representative, Lounett Faye Shipman & Credit check, $750/m -Household maintenance face The Old89Asphalt & Seal Miscellaneous Permits 20 McCartney Drive whichever is later. Federal Grants I Federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes 142,173 FOR SALE –SIZE Land PrideTRUCK FULL names and addresses of the Buckhannon, WV 26201 -Lawnmower mainte+ utilities, $750 Security Coating Over 30 years of 155,467 5’ finishing mower, 3 years State Grants Personal Representative and Estate: DONNA R. STARR LOAD OR LARGE 2 Deposit. Sheriff's Service of Process 19,000 Personal Representative: the Personal Representative’s old asking $2800. Call 304nance No smoking or Experience, License and Sheriff's Earnings 5,000 Carl J. Starr Attorney are set forth below. 704-1273 AXLE(tfn) TRAILER LOAD County Clerk's Earnings 100,000 Mick Hill Road All interested persons are 238 pets! Call C) 304-704Insured. Senior, Veteran, -Product research Circuit Clerk's Earnings 30,000 Buckhannon, WV 26201 notified that: SAME DAY DELIVSERVICES Prosecuting Attorney's Earnings 1,000 Estate: Discounts, DONALD GAY Any& interested 2937, H) 304-460-7866 Church -Technology5,000 assistance Motor Vehicle License Fee person seeking to impeach or WAMSLEY, I ERY; MOST CASES; 500 FREE 30% Personal Representative: establish a Will must make aESTIMATES ALL STATE PAVING” Clerk Deed Fees(1/8/20) -Garage door programParks & Recreation Fees 45,000 complaint in accordance with Alpha Hope Wamsley DELIV E RYlots A N YDriveways – parking allRoad paving. & Concessions 13,878 Lick Run the provisions of Discount Chapter 41, 364on ming – Basketball courts – re- Rents Franchise Agreement 115,000 Article 5, Sections 11, 12, or Buckhannon, WV 26201 WHERE. 304-924-6352 surfacing old Asphalt – IRP Fees (Interstate AllCode, work HOMES FOR RENT Dated guaranteed. this 5th day of April 13 of the West Virginia Registration Plan) 15,000 -Vacation 50,000 monitoring/ patch work - sealcoating Fines, Fees & Court Costs (03/20/20) 2019. as amended. surprise charges. – MACHINE LAID AND Regional Jail Operations Partial Reimbursement Carol J. Smith AnyNo interested 45,000 upkeep APARTMENTS FOR person objecting to the County Clerk of Upshur County 200 ROLLED – All work is Interest Earned FOR RENT: TRLR for Machine laid and rolled. qualifications of the personal West Virginia 6,500 Guaranteed –Over 40 years Miscellaneous Revenue assembly RENT rent, 1 BR in Tennerton -Merchandise /19) representative, References venue, or #1029 (4/5,12 15,000 available. of experience– Licensed Sheriff's Commission Commissions jurisdiction of this Court are ORDER OF PUBLICATION 40,000 & Insured – Competitive Gaming Income Area . Smoke Free, No Call, text, or email for required to file their objections IN THE FAMILY 304-622-4744. WV Lic. Video Lottery 55,000 COURT OF FORandRENT: 1BR furprices discounts Free with this Court within sixty UPSHUR COUNTY, WEST Refunds/Reimbursements 29,000 Pets. (External $650Sources) mos. w/util- details: 681-214-7750 Estimates 304-472-8097 Sale of Fixed Assets (60) days after the date of #014237 (A1/17/19) (tfn) 1,000 VIRGINIA nished apt. centrally first publication or thirty (30) Casey Earl Mills, WV014137 (tfn) Emergency 911 Reimbursement 862,114 ities. Security deposit & superiorsolutionswv@ days of service of the notice, PETITIONER & Kennel Reimbursement 65,000 located, quiet &Dogclean whichever is later. 55,000https://suHome Confinement Reimbursements . Call 304references. VS CASE NO. 18-D-170 TAYLOR’S KITCHENS Any interested STORAGE .ANDNO pets. ReferencGeneral School Reimbursements 45,000 Amy Beth Rife, person filing a claim against FURNACES Kraft Magistrate Court838-0067 ( 1/18/20) RESPONDENT Reimbursements 11,000 the estate must file within sixty NOTCE OF HEARING es and Lease maid, Saco and Kitchenrequired, Payroll Reimbursements 725,336 (60) days of the COUNTRY date of first TO: Amy site/ CLUB Beth Rife CLI164,912 Kompact Cabinets and Transfers from Rainy Day Fund publication in accordance with $500. Mos. Plus secuAddress Unknown 196,464 Vanities, Formica Counter Transfers Assessor1s Valuation Fund MATE CONTROL is Chapter 44, Article 2, Section You are hereby notified that FORFund RENT: 3 BR, 2Bath Total Estimated General Revenues 8,923.042 tops. Outside rityAqua-Therm deposit .304-8441 or Chapter 43, Article 3-A, on May 28, 2019 at the hour of Offering 10 x 10 speWood Burners, Pumps, Section 1 of the West Virginia and House on Hackers Creek WILL DO: Interior 9:00 o’clock a.m. on sail day, Coal Severance Tax 6206(1/15/20) Code. Fans, Chemicals and Parts Assigned Fund Balance or as soon thereafter as the 10,000 cial $25.00 first month The date of the exterior painting, soffit Rd. w/ 2 car garage. No for most outside wood Coal Severance Tax matter may be heard, at the 40,000 first publication of this Notice Family Court Room on the 3rd burners. 304-472-7326 Interest Earned on Investment after that 3 10 is: April 5, 2019 $100.00 build Pets. $850. mos. Plus and vinyl siding, Floor of the Upshur County (tfn) 50,010 Estate:JAMES E. ALDERMAN Court House Annex in the City F O R R E N T: Total F UCoal R -Severance month minimum. Cliand security deposit. Call decks, power wash Personal Representative: of Buckhannon, West Virginia, NISHED AND UNFURRonald Joe Alderman II mate Control, Security the Judge of the Family FIRST 100 CALLERS General COAL 40 Bethlehem stain log homes. Call Road 412-608-9222.( 1/20/19) Court of Upshur County, West WILL RECEIVE APTS A 25% ESTIMATED NISHED FOR EXPENDITURES Funds SEVERANCE TAX FUND French Creek, WV 26218 Pest and Control Virginia will conduct a Call hearing 304-269-1143. (tfn) DISCOUNT; SENIOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT FOR RENT: Country Estate: RUTH ANN POLING in this matter. RENT: 24 hour County Commission 564,589 - CAMPBELL CITIZENS TAKE AD- Camera 304-290-4085 or Your presence at this304hearing Setting, 2 and 3 BR Clerk 529,818 - Personal Representative: VANTAGE OF OUR County is required to protect your Security System; cable Circuit Clerk 352,723 472-4398. (tfn) Martin D. Campbell PAY M E N T P L A N ; interests in this matter. for rent . 304Sheriff- TreasurerHomes 366,684 ALL STATE -PAVING 5891 Hall Road Dated: April 9, 2019 + wifi and TREE all utilities SATISFACTION Prosecuting Attorney 569,233 - Buckhannon, WV 26201 Brian P. Gaudet Circuit Clerk 642-0327 (1/17/20) 284,693 Driveways – - parking SERVICE LICENSED Assessor Estate: BOBBY CHARLES for Upshur County, West included. Small pets welAND INSURED; STUMP Assessor's Valuation Fund 196,464 - CARPENTER STONEY RUN STORVirginia courts REMOVAL; 24 HRrenovations; SER- Statewide Computer Network Representative: 40,000 lots – Basketball - Personal come; under (4/12/19) Kimberly D. Overton AGE - #1034 New Customer 113,108 – resurfacing old - Asphalt VICE; NORTH CENTRAL Agricultural Agent MISCELLANEOUS cater to 15fixed Elections - County Clerk 88,221 - 85 Cove View Lane WV; OVER YEARSincomes. ORDER OF PUBLICATION Special! First Month Ripley, WV 25271 County Administrator 101,293 IN THE FAMILY COURT OF – patch work - sealEXPERIENCE; ALSO Phone Located in Adrian. CAROLYN PEARL UPSHUR COUNTY, WEST 844,624 10,010 Estate: LOST: Lost Kayak DOING COMMERCIAL Courthouse Only $20 on any size unit Other Buildings 74,800 coating – MACHINE - CARPENTER VIRGINIA 304-439-4216(RTFN) TREE CUTTING CALL Data Processing 130,000 - Personal Representative: Michael Paul Wagoner, on Buckhannon River, 5x10, 10x10 or 10x20. (304) 613-5820 “**** Regional Development Authority Kimberly D. Overton 27,892 LAID AND ROLLED PETITIONER 85 Cove View Lane S E N I O R C I T I Z E N S Industrial Development Downstream form Mill- - – All work20,000 VS CASE NO. 18-D-179 Call Today! 472-5622. is GuaranRipley, WV 25271 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF Airports 164,912 20,000 Christian Marie Wagoner, FORPAYMENT RENT: Estate: KATHLEEN WALLS RESPONDENT ers Bend $50. Reward. County Clerk Operations 5,428 (tfn) OUR PLAN;APARTteed –Over 40 years of CLEAVENGER NOTCE OF HEARING SATISFACTION TREE MENTS FURNISHED Personal Representative: Please call 304-319TO: Christian Marie Wagoner 4,454,482 experience–50,010 Licensed SERVICE LICENSED TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT Phillip G. & Walls Address Unknown & UNFURNISHED 1 25446. (1/18/20) AND INSURED; STUMP PUBLIC SAFETY 41 Mount Vista Drive You are hereby notified that PETS - Insured – Competitive Valley Bend, WV 26293 REMOVAL; 24 HR SERon April 23, 2019 at the hour of SheriffLaw Enforcement 844,013 & 2 BR’s available with Estate: GEORGE TAYLOR 9:00 o’clock a.m. on sail day, VICE; NORTH CENTRAL Sheriff- Service of Process Free 85,719 prices and discounts DOUGLAS as soon thereafter as the WV; OVER 21 YEARS Regional CABINor LANE KENSecurity Deposit, ReferJail 900,000 Personal Representative: FOR SALE: 500 lbs. matter may be heard, at the 80,356 Estimates 304-472-8097 - Sharon Miller EXPERIENCE; ALSO Home Confinement ences,COMMERCIAL & Lease. No NELS Are you Planning Family Court Room on the 3rd Civilpets. Defense 2,150 - 214 Randolph Street DOING Propane Tank in good Floor of the Upshur County Emergency Services 200,098 WV014137 (tfn) - Buckhannon, WV 26201 TREE AND or Call CUTTING 472-3021 472a vacation or a week-end Court House Annex in the City 862,114 - Estate: LOWELL W. ELBON shape just needs new SNOW REMOVAL CALL Communication Center of Buckhannon, West Virginia, Firecalls. Department 15,000 - Co-Personal Representative: 6711. NO Sunday get-a-way? Come and 613-5820 (gtfn) the Judge of the Family Dog Warden/Humane Society $500. OBO call 198,191 - David K. Elbon gauge. Court of Upshur County, West TAYLOR’S KITCHENS Flood Control 3,900 (RTFN) cozy retreat 1245 Abbott Roadvisit our Virginia will conduct a hearing 304-613-5057 leave msg. 174,458 - Buckhannon, WV 26201 ADVANCE-FEE LOANS Public Safety Grants AND FURNACES Kraft for yourin thispet. matter. Courthouse Security 50,568 - Co-Personal Representative: PrivateOR CREDIT OFFERS - Community Based Your presence at this hearing (TFN) Corrections Program 353,445 maid, Saco and- Kitchen Gary L. Elbon is required to protect on your Companies that do business ly owned, Owner 1279 Abbott Road FOR RENT: interests in this matter. by phone cannot ask youWESTON to Buckhannon, WV 26201 Kompact Cabinets and Dated: April 10, 2019 premises, Personalized pay for credit beforeis you get TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 3,770,012 - Fiduciary Commissioner: ARBORS accepting Brian P. Gaudet Circuit Clerk FOR SALE: TANNING - Vanities, Formica - Daya Countit. For more information, HEALTH AND SANITATION Masada Wright Upshuryour County,pet, West attentionfor for applications for their 1 BED: new bulbs, works Mental Health 2,500 - North Kanawha Street call toll-free 1-877-FTC Virginia Solid Waste Authority 11,779 er tops. Aqua-Therm - Buckhannon, WVAffordable 26201 HELP. A public service #1032rates, (4/12/19)Convebedroom apartments, great just don’t use anyEstate: BUCK OAKIE FRYE message from The Record IN THEof CIRCUIT COURT OF Personal Representative: TOTAL HEALTH & SANITATION 14,279 Outside Wood - Burners, nient hours operation. Delta and the Federal Trade featuring spacious living more. $800 OBO Please UPSHUR COUNTY, WEST Gailann Frye Pumps, Fans, Chemicals VIRGINIA Commission. It is illegal for 153 South Kanawha Street KennelsINfeature: Heating rooms,doing furnished kitch-AND RECREATION RE: FRANKLIN W. K., DATE companies business CULTURE Buckhannon, WV 26201 call 304-613-5057 Leave and Parts for most outside OF BIRTH: BIRTH MOTHER: & air condition; SpaEstate: DANE I. GRUBB by phone to promise you Parks & Recreation 150,953 ens and 1 full bath. They Msg. (TFN) Co-Personal Representative: PLACE OF BIRTH: CASE NO: 148,198 wood burners. -304-472a loan and ask you to pay Youth Camp Infant allegedand to be abused and cious kennels runs; James Joseph Grubb Promotion 28,000 have plenty of Civic closet for it before they deliver. neglected 11/11/2018 3,400 7326 (tfn) - 242 Seneca Circle For more information, Visitor1s Bureau Samantha P. Fenced-in play area; Lovspace, A/C and heat, daily 119,508 - Winfield, WV 25213 call toll free 1-877-FTC Library Co-Personal Representative: Upshur County, West Virginia FOR SALE: Land Pride ing care.19.JA-S Call or e-mail HELP. A public service activities with a Resource TOTAL CULTURE & RECREATION 450,059 - Robert Manley NOTICE 7 Third Avenue for information message from The Record 5’ finishing mower, 3 FIRST 100 CALLERS TO: J Aand/or C O B Coordinator 24 SOCIAL hours Buckhannon, WV 26201 Delta and the Federal Trade SERVICES KEENER OR THE NATURAL Estate: WILLIAMdirections; E. HARRIS years old asking $1500. Reservations WILL RECEIVE A 25% Social Services 79,410 Commission. (tfn). FATHER OF THE CHILD, maintenance, parking Personal Representative: TOTAL SOCIAL SERVICES 79,410 FRANKLIN James Lloyd Harris Call 304-704-1273 (tfn) welcome. DISCOUNT; SENIOR CAPITAL PROJECTS W. K.Owner: AND/OR ANY Patty AND ALL and onsite laundry ma804 George Street E.S. ASPHALT PAVING: Social Services 3,000 WHO CLAIM PARENTAL Stamm, P.O. Box 355 Belpre, OH 45714 CITIZENS TAKE ADDriveways, Lots, Sheriff-Law AND/OR CUSTODIAL chines. Parking Applicants mustEnforcement 34,000 Estate: JOHN PAUL HUDAK RIGHTS IN AND TO THE 117,800 VANTAGE OF Patchwork, Resurface Old County Commission Jane Lew, WV 26378 OUR Personal Representative: be 62 years of age or older FOR SALE: country crib CHILD FRANKLIN W. K. Asphalt & Seal Coating. Shirley A. Hudak YOU, AND EACH OF YOU, TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY 154,800 PAYMENT PLAN; - 172SAT(304) 884-7311 (tfn) Over years Fayette Street OR30be 18Experience. and older with ensemble w/ mobile $50, ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED Buckhannon, WV 26201 License and Insured. SeTHAT: TREE SER-JAMES EDWARD 1.Apetition has been filed in the Total Expenditures $ 8,923,042 $ 50,010 Estate: boy ISFACTION a disability . There are NWT 0-3 mon. Baby nior, Veteran, & Church JAMISON above styled action alleging Discounts. FREE ESTIVICE LICENSED AND STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA income restrictions . For outfits, Angel care video, Personal Representative: that the said child is an abused MATES. 30% Discount UPSHUR COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA DavidREH. Coffman, Sheriff INSURED; STUMP and neglected child pursuant motion, sound monitor on all paving. All work please more information 38 West Main Street, Room to Chapter 49, Article 1, FOR SALE: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva Car. 4 Upshur County Commission Levy Estimate (Budget) door, automatic, Has lots 2019-2020 Fiscal Year of new parts, runs great , STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA body in real good condiCounty of: Upshur, West Virginia tion. $3000. or OBO. call 304-613-5057 and leave a In accordance with WV Code §II -8-I 0, as amended, the Upshur County Commission proceeded message. (TFN) to make an estimate of the amounts necessary to be raised by a levy of taxes for the current


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Lowe’s hosts Winter Open House planned at GSC National Day of Hire Jan. 22 BUCKHANNON — Lowe’s of Buckhannon will host a National Day of Hire on January 22 with walk-in interviews from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lowe’s is currently looking to fill seasonal and full-time following positions. Seasonal positions will be from 20-39 hours a week. At the end of each season, Lowe’s will retain some of these positions as permanent part-time or possibly full-time associates. Waters (waters the live goods in Lawn and Garden) Customer Service associates for the following areas: Lumber Inside Lawn & Garden Receiving and Stocking Cashiers Paint department associates The following full-time positions are currently available as well: Millwork Sales Specialist Pro Sales Specialist Department Supervisor Sales Floor Receiving clerk If interested, apply online at If you have questions, contact Lana Harris, Staffing and Scheduling Assistant, by email at or call 304-878-1000 ext. 204.

WVWC to host Bobcat Prospective Athlete Day on January 18 BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Office of Admissions and Department of Athletics will host the annual Bobcat Prospective Athlete Day on Saturday, January 18. This is an opportunity for student-athletes to learn about Wesleyan. The program includes a presentation about Wesleyan, a break-out session with coaches with each of the school’s 22 NCAA II athletic programs, an academic department fair, campus tour, and lunch in the French A. See Dining Center. The schedule for the day is as follows: 9:00 a.m. Check-in 9:45 a.m. Admission & Athletic Presentations 10:30 a.m. Break-out sessions with coaches 11:30 a.m. Academic Department Fair 12:00 p.m. Campus Tour followed by lunch To sign up for the Bobcat Prospective Athlete Day, go to or call the Admissions Office at 800-7229933.

GLENVILLE — Glenville State College invites future Pioneers to attend our upcoming Winter Open House on Saturday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. on the GSC campus. The day’s schedule starts

with check-in on the third floor of the Mollohan Campus Community Center at 9:00 a.m., followed by a welcome and information session at 10:00 a.m., academic department tours and information sessions at 10:30 a.m., a campus tour at

11:30 a.m., a tour of the Waco Center at 12:30 p.m., and lunch at the Waco Center at 1:00 p.m. Prospective students and their families are then invited to cheer on the Pioneers at the men and women’s basketball games beginning at 2:00 p.m.

in the Waco Center. For more information or to sign up for GSC’s Winter Open House, contact the Admissions Office at (800) 924-2010 or visit admissions/events to register.

By Brad Strother Staff Writer

Chef Anne Burrell and the other by food genius Alton Brown, to face against each other in a challenging kitchen boot camp intended to build contestant’s food skills and whip them into culinary shape. This will be the first time Brown will be joining Burrell to deliver their expertise in food discipline, culture and skill, transforming a roster of horrible cooks. Lech explained that recruits who were picked had to complete a 99-item questionnaire, interview, submit a video demonstrating their cooking skills for a 30-minute meal, and have friends or family critique their results. Lech is from Washington, West Virginia and spends most of his days as a professional chemist. He stated, “My daughters have seen the show and came to me saying ‘Dad you should do that.’” Lech also said he enjoys grilling but claimed to be no master of the kitchen. When asked about the worst dishes he’s ever cooked, Lech recalled a past Christmas dinner at his workplace. “We were told to bring a covered dish and I decided to do a pumpkin pie from the box mix. I got what was needed for the ingredients and followed the instructions. However, I must have not let it set long enough or something because at the dinner, the people from my work went to try it, came up to me and told me it was still liquidy,” Lech mentioned. Lech continued to discuss that his family life revolves around food and many family moments are centered at the dinner table. He explained that his parents were immigrants from Europe and pierogis (dumplings of Central and Eastern European origin) were the family food that

his mother often made growing up. After the passing of former generations, Lech said, “We’ve tried to master their foods.” Since recruited and coached under Brown, Lech said he enjoys training under him because Brown breaks down the science behind food. He can relate as a chemist, who deals with ingredients and studies the composition of matter and its properties himself. “What some may not know, is that we are actually at the studio all day and have even gone over schedule a few times,” Lech said. So far, with his time at kitchen boot camp, he’s already been very inspired to eat healthier foods and learn how to make healthy meals. “I also

would like to incorporate more science-based foods and just have fun with food and science so I can share that with others and at my work,” Lech said. Of the competitors with a dream of putting their kitchen horrors behind them and enhancing their food skills, the one who demonstrates the most improvement to come out on top will win $25,000, and of course, the pride of earning bragging rights for their team leader. You can catch Lech and the 10-episode season battle of the “Worst Cooks in America” that premieres Sunday January 5 at 9 p.m. (all times ET/PT) on Food Network.

WV man joins “Worst Cooks in America”

NEW YORK CITY — Home to him is here in West Virginia, but Leo Lech has been chosen among a multitude of candidates to be a recruit and train under two of the most iconic American television food hosts in a brand-new season of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America.” A group of 16 recruits and two coaches will form two teams, one led by

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MONTHLY WINNER of $25 & a chance to WIN A GRAND PRIZE at the end of the year in our special Cutest Baby Section To enter, mail below, e-mail (, or upload your photo on the link on our facebook or website ( by 12 pm Jan 31, 2020. A photo album of the photographs will appear on website & facebook links every day, and in The Record Delta newspaper every Tuesday edition. Don’t forget to visit the website or facebook link and vote for your favorite by 12 pm Jan 31, 2020!

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West Virginia kicks off poster art contest for Arbor Day 2020

CHARLESTON — West Virginia fourth and fifth grade students can showcase their artistic talents by creating posters for the 2020 Arbor Day contest. The contest is presented by the West Virginia Division of Forestry, the Urban & Community Forestry Council and the West Virginia Forestry Association. Each year a theme is chosen for the poster. The 2020 theme is “Trees Are Terrific ... in the Right Place.” “This contest gives students an opportunity to learn about the environmental benefits of trees,” Division of Forestry Partnership Coordinator Andy Sheetz said. “This year’s theme draws attention to the hazards

of growing a tree in a space that is wrong for it, such as under power lines.” Teachers can request a free educational guide from the Division of Forestry. The guide includes in-depth lesson plans, hands-on activities and contest information. “The teachers can use the guide to teach children about the subject before the students make their posters,” Sheetz said. Each school may submit one entry for fourth grade and one for fifth grade. Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2020. A state winner will be selected from the fourth grade and fifth grade poster entries. The educational activity

guide, contest rules, and other information are available online at https://wvforestry. com/arbor-day-in-schools/, by contacting the Division of Forestry at 304-382-9574,, or by mail at 7 Players Club Drive, Charleston, WV 25311. The West Virginia Division of Forestry celebrates April as Arbor Month to encourage communities to use the entire spring planting season to conduct tree plantings. National Arbor Day takes place April 24, 2020. Arbor Day has taken place each year since 1872 to celebrate the importance of trees and to encourage tree planting.


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STATE NEWS Attorney General Morrisey applauds Trump plan to boost infrastructure jobs

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey applauded a Trump administration proposal that promises to improve peoples’ lives and the state’s economy. The proposal would streamline and simplify the review process for major construction projects by eliminating costly delays and litigation, all in the name of supporting those who build the nation’s pipelines,

highways and power plants. “These terrible delays increase costs and drive down the availability of well-paying jobs,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “By shortening the average delay, President Trump’s proposal will lead to more new roads, higher wages for West Virginia families and a better quality of life for everyone.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,601,585 to multiple entities fighting against homelessness in West Virginia. Funding is provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  “Far too many individuals in West Virginia are struggling with homelessness and access to affordable housing,” Senator Capito said. “These grants

will help local groups on the front lines of this issue and help those in need. Investing in housing infrastructure provides for a safer and healthier West Virginia.”   “Investment in public housing infrastructure is critical to the health of our communities. Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to have a roof over their head. Access to affordable housing helps individuals to get back on their feet and provides them with another opportunity to contribute to their communities. As a member of the Senate

Thursday’s proposal would streamline regulations related to the National Environmental Protection Act, the first such reform in approximately 40 years. Current regulations require

an extensive review process, which often requires environmental impact studies that can take years and cost millions. The average approval process takes more than four years, although

approving a lease for a mine in southern Wayne County, West Virginia, took eight years. The existing regulatory review process also can result in legal roadblocks, which can indefinitely halt projects and increase costs for taxpayers and businesses.  The Attorney General’s concern over such issues has

motivated him to lead multistate coalitions on matters related to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the Waters of the United States rule, the Affordable Clean Energy rule and regulations surrounding methane. These efforts, many aimed at turning back Obama-era regulations, are meant to protect coal miners, natural gas workers, farmers, property owners, job creators and the countless others who rely upon their success.

$1,548,207 · WV Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc. $1,547,429 · Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless $789,261 · Raleigh County Community Action Association, Inc. - $718,744 ·  Telamon Corporation -

$514,245 · Clarksburg Housing Authority - $413,056 · Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless $399,526 · Covenant House, Inc. $380,791 · YWCA Charleston $340,674 · Barlett House, Inc. $340,551 ·  Branches Domestic Violence Center - $272,098 ·  Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center - $220,697 · Task Force on Domestic Violence, “HOPE, Inc.” -

$185,096 · Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority - $180,842 · Kanawha Valley Collective - $143,325 · Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia, Inc. - $135,243 · Shenandoah Women’s Center - $116,985 ·  North Central WV Community Action, Inc. - $100,521 · Prestera Center - $92,294 · City of Charleston $91,713 · Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc. - $70,287

Capito, Manchin announce more than $8 Million for housing, fighting homelessness Appropriations Committee I am proud that West Virginia is receiving this funding, and I will continue to fight to ensure that everyone has a safe place to sleep,” said Senator Manchin. Individual awards listed below: · Huntington West Virginia Housing Authority -

National Institute partners with WV to gauge quality of state’s early learning programming Researchers from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) have partnered with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development to conduct a multi-year study to determine the long-term impact of high-quality early learning programming on later student achievement. Nearly 800 children from seven West Virginia counties are included in this initial study, with a planned expansion to additional counties in the upcoming school years.   The study aims to determine how children who attend a

West Virginia Universal Pre-K program fare in the areas of math, language, literacy and social skills compared to those children who did not attend a West Virginia Universal Pre-K program. The study also aims to determine the overall quality of programming in early grades.    “The West Virginia Universal Pre-K program has continuously engaged in initiatives to increase quality and effectively support children,” said Dr. Milagros Nores, NIEER’s Co-Director for Research, who also serves as the Principal Investigator for the West Virginia study. “We engaged with this longitudi-

CHARLESTON — The House of Delegates gaveled in the second regular session of the 84th Legislature last Wednesday, with leadership focused on advancing bills that can spur economic development, increase business investment and help more West Virginians find jobs.  “Our top priority is to create an environment that makes it easier for people to choose West Virginia as the place they want to live, work or build a business,” said House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay. “We plan to accomplish this through legislation that encourages business investment, removes barriers to joining the workforce, and builds an infrastructure that opens West Virginia businesses to the rest of the world.” To further this goal, Speaker Hanshaw is advancing House Bill 4001, Creating the West

Virginia Impact Fund, to help open West Virginia up to outside investment. “We all know we need to diversify our economy, but one of the biggest barriers to largescale business investment in this state is access to capital,” Speaker Hanshaw said. “We’re a state of just 1.8 million people – less than many cities across the United States – so to be able to come up with the investment dollars for major job-creating projects, we need to go beyond our borders to find investors.”  The bill would create the Mountaineer Impact Office, which would identify potential business projects that could benefit from the fund’s investment of non-taxpayer dollars. The Impact Fund could then invest in these projects, creating new jobs for West Virginians while also producing an investment return for fund investors.  “Think of this like a mutual

nal evaluation to understand children’s preschool through grade 3 progress and support the West Virginia Department of Education’s continuous improvement efforts.” NIEER recommends that pre-k through grade 3 instructional leaders and educators provide a strong and purposeful focus on instructional supports to provide children with regular opportunities to engage in higher-level thinking skills, such as problem solving and questioning.  The study also

notes that professional learning should be tailored to differentiate learning for children to ensure that the gains found in pre-k can be sustained into kindergarten and beyond.  “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to partner with NIEER with this study highlighting specific information about how we can help make systemic improvements to ultimately increase student achievement across all grade levels,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools,

fund you have in your 401(k),” Speaker Hanshaw said. “In that scenario, a firm sets up the structure of the mutual funds, identifies assets it invests in and allows you to take your money and invest in them. This in many ways is similar to that, except instead of stocks and bonds, we’re investing in West Virginia businesses. “This is incredibly important because there are literally trillions of dollars in potential private investment capital sitting in accounts around the globe just looking for something to invest in,” Speaker Hanshaw said. “This fund will now open up the state of West Virginia as a potential place to invest those dollars.”  Gov. Jim Justice announced his support for the proposal during his State of the State address Wednesday evening.  “It is an ingenious idea, and I absolutely will fully support

it,” Gov. Justice said. The bill is currently pending before the House Finance Committee.   Meanwhile, lawmakers are also focused on other ways to help people find jobs in West Virginia by reducing barriers to employment in the state. For decades, West Virginia has been burdened with one of the worst labor force participation rates in the country. Several initiatives being proposed this session are designed to make it easier for able-bodied adults to participate in the workforce.   That includes bills that will reform occupational licensing laws to make it easier for people to get jobs without being discouraged by the process of obtaining a license in that profession.  “West Virginia is considered to be the 44th most regulated environment for regulated

Dr. Steven Paine. “It is critical that we begin to address gaps in achievement early through a comprehensive approach that looks at the whole child—not just their academic development.” Preliminary findings have been provided by NIEER to assist the WVDE’s Office of Early & Elementary Learning as they work with districts, schools and collaborative partners via the WVDE’s pre-k through grade 5 Taskforce on a Comprehensive Approach to Early & Elementary Learning to design an infrastructure of support for school districts and schools to make needed improvements. 

Additionally, NIEER recommends focusing on improving classroom environments, instruction and learning opportunities for children in ages pre-k through grade 3, and that pre-k through grade 3 instructional leaders and educators provide a strong and purposeful focus on instructional supports to provide children with regular opportunities to engage in higher-level thinking skills.  The lessons learned and recommendations from this study are being utilized to further develop systems of support to positively impact pre-k through grade 3 programming statewide.

occupations – those jobs for which one needs a license before going to work,” Hanshaw said. “We want to look at this and see if any of these licenses should go away and determine which of those professions should West Virginians simply be able to hold out a shingle and begin offering their services in the communities.” Lawmakers are also looking to build upon last year’s Senate Bill 1 free community and technical college plan to make the program more accessible across the state. That will include allowing more higher education institutions to begin offering additional programs that are eligible under the West Virginia Invests Grant Program.  Additionally, legislators will continue to focus on legislation to inspire broadband internet development and connectivity across the state.

The Legislature has passed three bills over the last three years designed to empower communities to form co-ops for broadband development, as well as make it easier to deploy broadband and wireless infrastructure across the state.    “We know that internet connectivity is to this century what the interstate highways were to the last century,” Speaker Hanshaw said. “It’s how goods and services flow through our society today. But we’ve got so many parts of our state that can’t effectively participate in a 21st century economy because internet connectivity in those areas is so poor.”  One bill pending this session, House Bill 4015, would allow the state to contract with private carriers to use stateowned properties and buildings to locate and deploy broadband wireless infrastructure.

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Lady Patriots JV squad dominates B-U By Tara Kennedy Editor

Youth Baseball begins signups

By Wyatt Burns Sports Correspondent

WESTON — The Lewis County Youth Pony Baseball Association has commenced signups for the 2020 spring season. In recent years, the league has begun allowing families to sign up online, and even offers those who do a $5 discount. Online signup is available at Online registration is $55, while in-person costs $60. In-person registration will be available in the coming months. Any questions, including possible scholarships for those in need, are asked to be directed to an LBA Board Member.

Minutemen to host Throwback Night

By Wyatt Burns Sports Correspondent

WESTON — Lewis County High School and the Boys’ Basketball Team will host a Throwback Night tonight in honor of the Walkersville High School Broncos. The team will wear throwback uniforms during the varsity game. These jerseys will be for sale following the conclusion of the contest. Proceeds will benefit the Conquer the Complex mission. The JV game will start at 5:45 p.m. and Varsity will start at 7:30 p.m.


BUCKHANNON — The undefeated Robert L. Bland Lady Patriots JV team dominated rival Buckhannon-Upshur Little Lady Bucs on the road last Wednesday night. Every player on the team contributed points to their huge 51-2 victory. B-UMS was first to get on the board with two points, but that was all they would sink for the night. The Lady Patriots continually got rebounds and stole the ball an impressive 19 times, easily adding points with multiple fast breaks. Raeleigh Bonnett and Ella Pinkney led the team in scoring with 13 and 12 points each, respectively. Hope Dever, Ava Kennedy and Payten Goodwin each contributed four points, while Sara Burns and Neanie Cloud got on the board with two each. The Lady Patriots will face East Fairmont away on Wednesday and travel to Bridgeport on Thursday.


RLBMS JV Boys win thriller

By Wyatt Burns Sports Correspondent

W E S TO N — L a s t Wednesday, the Robert L. Bland Middle School Junior U S O N F A C E B O O K Varsity Boys’ Basketball


Ella Pinkney makes one of many layups after stealing the ball from B-U.

team hosted the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Buccaneers. The Bucs got off to an early lead, being up by four after the first six minutes of action. With a 15-10 lead at halftime, it was now the Patriots time to shine.

A big third quarter headlined by superb defense and only allowing two points, enabled the patriots to take the lead by two heading into the final quarter of play. From there, chaos ensued with each team battling for a win over

their rival. Back and forth, offence was met by lock down defense. In the end, the Patriots had completed the comeback and would walk away with a 28-27 win over rival B-UMS.

Pats V beat Bucs in blowout By Wyatt Burns Sports Correspondent WESTON — The Robert L. Bland Middle School Patriots Boys’ Varsity Basketball team hosted Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School last Wednesday.

Consistent with the JV game, the Patriots found themselves trailing in the early stages of the game, but contrarily, they came out at halftime a four-point leader. The Patriots didn’t slow down after that, scoring 15 points in the third and only kept extending the

lead. The fourth was no different, as points kept piling on. In the end, the final score was 41-24. Tanner Griffith lead the way in scoring, racking up 14 points in the contest. Pason Kelly and Joey Aman each added 7 points to the team effort.

tournament was one of the more challenging events on the team’s schedule and in the state. Four Lewis County wrestlers made it past day one in the event. Trenton Bush, Julius Church, Brock Mitchell and Dameon Wolfe all advanced. Bush’s first match of the second day did not end up as planned, as he was defeated. However, Church,

Mitchell and Wolfe all ended the first match in the win column for the Minutemen. But that good fortune came to a halt when all three wrestlers were defeated in round two, falling just outside the top six podium rankings. The Lewis County High School Wrestling team will travel to Clarksburg this weekend for the Mountaineer Matchup.

LCHS Wrestlers face stiff competitors By Wyatt Burns Sports Correspondent FAIRMONT — The Lewis County High School Wrestling team traveled to Fairmont Senior High School on Friday and Saturday for the Winner’s Choice Tournament. Head Coach Bobby Mitchell stated that this

Maids JV handles Lincoln By Wyatt Burns Sports Correspondent

WESTON — The Lewis County High School Minutemaids Junior Varsity Basketball team welcomed the Lincoln Cougars to Weston for a Big 10 basketball matchup. A wounded Cougar team that only saw seven girls was no match for a 14-girl squad from Lewis County.

Astruggling first quarter saw the Maids down, plagued by numerous turnovers and missed shots headlined. The switch flipped early in the second, as the Maids played tighter defense getting steals that would then lead to layups. Lewis County, who was down by seven after the first quarter, led by two at the half. Lauren Wyatt got five of Lewis County’s 16 points in the second. Lewis County showed no signs

of stopping as they continued to score in the third. The fourth quarter had to be the best for the Maids, and Addison Heath had seven of the Maids 17. Lewis County held Lincoln to three free throws and a jump shot in the last quarter of action. The Maids will have traveled to RCB on Tuesday, and will host Grafton and Roane County on Thursday and Friday, respectively.


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BUCKHANNON — The Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility needs help finding furever homes for Mag and Theo. Volunteers from Luv 4 Animals and The Animal Outreach Project would also like to encourage pet owners to make accommodations for cold weather by ensuring their outdoor animals have sufficient housing and bedding. Please contact these groups on Facebook if you need assistance. Mag is an intact, medium sable German Shepherd. He is approximately six years old and weighs 88 pounds. Mag was picked up by the Lewis County Animal Control Officer on Jan. 8, but hasn’t been claimed by his owner yet. He is very sweet and seems to like other dogs, so please help Mag find his new furever home. Theo is a beautiful black domestic short-haired cat. He is only four months old and

has already been neutered. Theo loves attention from the staff and is very sweet. He has already been vaccinated and dewormed. Mag and Theo, as well as many other loving cats and dogs, are available for adoption at the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility located on Mud Lick Road in Buckhannon, so stop by and find the perfect pet for your family. Adopt, don’t shop! L-UAC is always in need of volunteers if you are looking for a rewarding and worthwhile cause to assist. Donations of Mag food and pet supplies are always welcome. L-UAC is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon, or you can call (304) 4723865 to schedule an appointment. If you need assistance with proper animal housing, bedding or any other pet needs, please contact Luv 4 Animals or The Animal Outreach Project on Facebook.




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