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---- A close mayoral race is unfolding. Councilmember Jimmy Smith faces off against Incumbent Mayor Tom Canterbury. The two registered Democrats make choices based on the well-being of people. Smith and Canterbury agree on many issues, but square off when it comes to term limits. Both candidates were asked the same questions during this interview. The election is May 7, 2013. ---

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MILTON - A walk/trike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will begin 1 p.m. Saturday April 13 at Milton’s Pumpkin Park. The walk consists of a 1-mileroute and is open to anyone. The trike route is available for children, ages two to five. The goal behind this event is to raise at least $3,000 for the hospital. Event organizer Alice Templeton believes participants will meet that goal. “I’m very hopeful we’ll raise $3,000,” she said. “I love children, and I don’t want to see any of them suffer from cancer and not be able to play and have fun. Businesses and residents are urged to donate or volunteer. Participants who earn $35 or SEE DIFFERENCE ON PAGE 3

Success starts with Smith - Milton Councilmember Jimmy Smith stands by his three city businesses. For more than 20 years, his leadership has caused Jim’s Camping, Jim’s Carwash and Jim’s Storage to thrive in Milton. Smith hopes to better the quality of life in the city. He is a listener and a doer. Photo by Justin Waybright Man of his word - Mayor Tom Canterbury stands by Milton City Hall, a place where numerous grants, police upgrades, money-saving budgets and citywide improvements have been accomplished under his guidance. During his term, Canterbury has reached city goals that no other previous mayor has. He has many more on tap. Photo by Justin Waybright

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MILTON - Mayor Tom Canterbury is a proven go-getter. Every goal he set before coming into office has been achieved. The goal to re-locate the police department: accomplished. A solid way to save more money for Milton: done. Through infiltration, the city has

saved more than $72,000 on the Salt Rock PSD bill. The desire to beautify city streets: completed. Run-down houses have been demolished; multiple meth houses are no more and area roads have been upgraded. The desire to build a stronger police force: finished. Now, new police cruisers grace city streets SEE GO-GETTER ON PAGE 3

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MILTON - Councilmember Jimmy Smith is a leader. To him, success is second nature. For more than 20 years, his carwash, storage complex and camping businesses have prospered. The 45-year-constructionworker has an eye for turning nothing into something. He looks past problems and offers solutions. For two years, Smith has served on city council. Under his

support, many projects have been accomplished. Now, he’s ready to put his city knowledge, business experience and drive to the test as Milton’s new mayor. Looking toward the bustling traffic of Main Street, formidable determination fills his eyes. The goal-setter’s passion for the city is undeniable. “I love the people here,” Smith said. “I want the people to get what they want.” The avid outdoorsman is ready to make changes to the city. He has goals he is ready to accomSEE CHOICE ON PAGE 3


Page 2 –Tuesday,April 9,2013 Revival Date: NOW thru 12th Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Oak Hill UBI Church Speaker: Dr. Tim Yates Tuesday: Barker’s Ridge Choir Wednesday: Z Warner Choir Thursday: Beulah Ann Choir Friday: Olive Baptist Choir Psalm: 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Church van will be running in the vicinity of the church, please call if you need a ride - Steve @ 304-208-3990.

Hospice Support Group April 17th Hospice of Huntington will host the following support group on April 17th at the Hospice office, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington. Transitions Support Group, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 17. Group discussions on grief and socialization through recreational activities. This event is free and open to the public. To register please call 304-529-4217.

Forum on Bullying Milton United Methodist Church will host Forum on Bullying on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 am-12:00 noon. Registration will begin at 8:30 am. The target audience includes families, educators, youth, and children and some of the topics that will be addressed are as follow: statistics related to bullying; definition of bullying; strategies for addressing bullying, and helpful resources. The presenters will be Greg Cartwright, Educational Consulting, Inc. and Martha Evans, Principal of Guyandotte Elementary. In order to plan for an appropriate number of participants, please let us know that you are coming by contacting Milton United Methodist Church at 304-7436461 or

ASEP Coaching Classes to be held in April ASEP coaching class will be held April 18, 19, and 21 at Huntington High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at

Community Calendar Applications being accepted for Village of Barboursville Parade Applications are being accepted for the Village of Barboursville 200th Anniversary & Civil War Days parade. The parade will take place Thursday, May 2nd at 6:15 p.m. You can obtain a parade application at Barboursville City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., by emailing or by calling (304) 638-0703.

DUI Checkpoint The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Saturday, April 13, 2013 beginning at 2000 hours to Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 0200 hours on 5th Avenue and 22nd Street in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. An alternate checkpoint site has been designated as US Route 60 near the 29th Street exit of I-64 in Cabell County. The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement. Other enforcement activities may be conducted with the police focusing on reckless driving, speeding, DUI and seat belt violations. The West Virginia State Police encourages the public to use the State Police *SP (*77) system to report drunk drivers, reckless driving, stranded motorists, and criminal violations. By dialing *SP on a cellular telephone, motorists can contact the nearest State Police Detachment.

Cabell County Fair Book If you would like to advertise in the 2013 Cabell County Fair book, please leave a message for Rosella Call at 304-743-6970 and she will contact you. Quarter page ad is only $50 and a full page is $150.

Free Clothing for the Needy Where: Milton Church of Christ, 1702 2nd Street When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month Time: 9 a.m. – Noon (Any other time, please go to the house across from the church, 1705 2nd Street).

Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind Meeting – April 16th All Consumers of CabellWayne Association of the Blind are urged to attend regularly scheduled monthly association meetings. These meetings are designed to keep consumers informed and up-to-date on events and activities of the Services Division and topics relative to the association as a whole. Remember, to have a quorum, to be able to discuss and vote on association business, a majority plus one voting member must be present. Free transportation to these meetings is provided upon request with advance notice and scheduling availability Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month from 1-3 p.m.

Ebenezer Medical Outreach offers Free Services for Low-Income Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Douglass Center, 1448 10th Ave., provides free primary care, medications assistance and referral for the low income that are without Medicaid and Medicare. Services are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 304-529-0753.

“Fit in Him” Exercise Classes Milton Baptist Church invites everyone to exercise their body and spirit from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the church. The exercises can be done by beginners, and the class aims to be a fun, enriching experience for participants. If you have been thinking about starting to exercise, this could be the class for you.

Cabell County Public Library offers Story Hour Cabell County Public Library, 455 9th St., Huntington offers Story Hour at 6:15 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Story hour features stories, games, singing, dancing and crafts. Families are encouraged to

join the fun. For ages 4 and up on Mondays, and newborn to 4 years of age on Wednesdays. Questions, call 304-528-5700, ext. 141.

Salt Rock Public Library News Story Hour is held on Tuesdays where you’ll find books, songs, an age-appropriate craft and a snack. Paperback Exchange – where you can trade your gentle used paperbacks in an on-going exchange program. No loan periods or fines! Call 304-733-2186 for more information on either event.

Porter Creek Cloggers announce regular Meetings The Porter Creek Cloggers meet from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Milton Fire Department. If you are interested and have previously taken basic clogging lessons, call Sherri Porter, 304-736-2498 or 304-3600072. Tri-State AIDS Task Force hosting Annual Fundraising Event AIDS Walk 2013 is May 5, 2013, please plan to attend. AIDS walk collection envelopes are available please contact 304-5224357. Those who collect $50.00 will be awarded an AIDS Walk 2013 T-shirt, those who donate $25.00 will receive an AIDS Walk 2013 T-shirt. This year we are pre-selling 50/50 tickets for $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00, the JACKPOT will be given away at the end of the participant giveaway. If you are a business and want to be included on the back of the T-shirts as a sponsor, please contact our office for your sign up forms. Cox Landing Library – Adult Book Club 10 a.m. every third Thursday. For current book selection, call 304-733-3022. Cox Landing Library is located at 6363 Cox Lane, Lesage.

Scrapbook Classes The Cabell County Public Library holds scrapbook classes every third Monday.

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The Barboursville Housing Authority is now accepting applications for tenancy. 62 years of age or older, handicap/disabled regardless of age, with or without children. Applications may be obtained at the Mayorʼs or Recorderʼs Office at City Hall 721 Central Ave. Barboursville, WV 25504

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Story Time at the Milton Library Story Time is held at the Milton Library from 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 3-5. Questions, please call the Library at 304-7436711.

Senior Exercise Class offered at Guyandotte Library 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Questions, call 304528-5698.

ThunderTones Meeting The ThunderTones Chorus is the Huntington-Tri-State Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. They learn, sing and perform four-part a cappella music arranged for the male voice. Meetings are held 7 p.m. Thursdays at Fellowship Baptist Church, 3661 US 60 East, Barboursville. Call Terry Edgell at 304-302-NOTE.

Freedom from Smoking program This program is offered by appointment only at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in the Pulmonary Center. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 304-399-7402.

Senior Exercise Class at Guyandotte Branch Library A Senior Exercise class is held 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Guyandotte Branch Library, 203 Richmond Street, Huntington. For more information, call 304-528-5698

Suicide Prevention Workshop Scheduled The West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide will host a workshop to educate the community and increase awareness about suicide from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, at River Park Hospital, 1230 6th Ave., Huntington. Registrations are now being accepted. The workshop will teach participants the telltale signs of depression, suicide and the effects of substance abuse. The workshop will also address appropriate interventions and will review the measures being taken by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services to lower suicide rates. Workshop fee is $15. To register, call 304-296-1731, Ext. 4269.

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GO-GETTER FROM PAGE 1 while 10 officers make up the largest Milton Police team ever, according to city leaders. A new EMS Station: constructed. Draw in outside businesses: accomplished. Under his direction, countless grants have been secured and the appearance of Milton has blossomed, leading 16 thriving business to this Cabell County destination. “Just open your door or look out your window,” said Canterbury. “I’m running on what I’ve accomplished the last four years, and I’m not done yet.” The strong-willed family man often escapes to a Mason County farm where he is alone with God and his goals. He brings a notepad with him. It is there where vision is born and grace to make it reality is given. “Family is first, but God is above everything,” he humbly said. “If you know the Lord, He’ll take care of you, your family and your community.” The 26-year-businessman has his eye on Morris Memorial. Canterbury sees the property as an answered prayer for Milton. “If we can get it completed and leased, we could have money coming in to pave more streets, sidewalks and finish other projects,” he said. “That’s our mall; our Toyota Plant - it’s what’s going

CHOICE FROM PAGE 1 to impact the city of Milton for years to come - we’re looking at long-term leasing.” The father of four also desires to continue boosting the police department. The driven city leader wants to provide more cruisers, raises, promotions and equipment upgrades. Canterbury aims to continue improvements to city streets, including enhancing Smith, Stewart, Florida and 2nd streets. He disagrees with Smith on the four-year-term of office. Canterbury said a four-year-term saves the city more than $8,000 in additional election costs, and four years gives time to accomplish more. When asked about his views on winning the election, Canterbury said he hopes the best man will take office. “I’ve known Jim for a long time, and he’s a good man,” he said. “I just want what’s best for our citizens - I know you have to take care of people, and I just want them to be happy - I believe I can make that happen.” Canterbury has a message for the voters May 7. “I hit the ground running four years ago, and haven’t let up, but there’s still more work that needs to be done,” he said with confidence. “You haven’t seen anything yet.”

HAFB in running for $40K Childhood Hunger Grant The Huntington Area Food Bank is urging the community to get involved in its fight to end childhood hunger. HAFB is one of 300 in the running to win a $40,000 grant with the purpose of funding childhood hunger programs. The $3 million is part of WalMart’s Fighting Hunger Together initiative. Forty food banks affiliated with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief agency, will be awarded grant funds. Winners will be chosen based on a Facebook voting campaign. HAFB supporters can go to martlocal/?applet=hunger&organization=145 to vote for the organization. Each person can vote up to once per day until April 30. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our BackPack program,” said Tiffany Tatum, executive director of HAFB. “This is one of the most important programs we offer.” The HAFB will use the grant funds to purchase and distribute nutritious foods through BackPack programs in Lawrence County in Kentucky and Lawrence County in Ohio. The HAFB will work to establish new

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programs to alleviate childhood hunger in these counties. HAFB currently supports 14 BackPack Programs in three counties within its service region. Nearly 1,000 children are fed each week through HAFB’s BackPack Program. Every Friday, children are provided with a bag of food consisting of four meals and two snacks. This food ensures children will have something to eat through the weekend, Tatum said. “One in four children in our service region does not know where their next meal will come from,” said Debra JohnsonTourigny, President of HAFB’s Board of Director’s. “Children are often the hardest hit by hunger. We try to fill that meal gap with our BackPack Programs.” The Huntington Area Food Bank is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States. HAFB services nearly 200 agencies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. HAFB receives products from Feeding America, USDA, local donors, regional grocers, restaurants, farmers, food manufacturers and food processors.

plish. Those include water plant upgrades, better communication, enhanced police equipment, sidewalk and street improvements and the reinstitution of the Neighborhood Watch. What drives these improvements? Answer: Smith’s love for Milton. “We’ve got good people here, and this is a good place to raise a family - an all-around safe place,” the father of two said. The modest family man places top priority on the ones he values most. “Family comes first, job second and the good Lord on top of all that - without Him, you’re not going very far,” he said. From a business standpoint, the grandfather of three believes in listening to requests from people and following through until a solution is met. “I believe in working things out, in communication and helping people by listening to them they’re the ones who put you in there,” said Smith. “I believe in telling the truth.”

When asked about Morris Memorial, the councilmember said he was in favor of keeping the Milton-owned potential economic driver. “I don’t want it sold - I’d like to see it for the community to bring money into town,” he said. “I want it re-done, not torn down.” Smith disagrees with Canterbury about the four-year-term of office. He said four years is too long for one person to be in office. When asked about his views on winning the election, Smith remained humble. “Tom is a good worker and we work well together,” he said. “If I win, I win, and I won’t get mad if I lose - I just want people to get what they want.” Smith has a message for the voters May 7. In his campaign letter, he is referred to as “The voice of choice: the voice that carries us from reason to results.” “I don’t quit,” he said with confidence. “I am about getting something done, doing it right and finishing it.”

DIFFERENCE FROM PAGE 1 more in sponsorships will receive prizes from St. Jude’s. “All who volunteer will better the lives of many children,” said Templeton. To donate, visit For more information, call Alice

Templeton at (304) 743-6685. Sponsorship and participation forms are available at Huntington, Teays Valley, Hurricane and Barboursville libraries. Templeton thanks all business for donations and support.

MU Journalism School hosting annual Golf Outing Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications will host its third annual J-School Golf Scramble fundraiser at the Twin Silos Golf Course in Lavalette on Friday, April 26. Participants will have an opportunity to win several prizes, including West Virginia Golf Association VIP cards, tickets for the Greenbrier Classic, a round for four on The Snead Golf Course at the Greenbrier Sporting Club and a round for four at Stonewall Resort. Registration for the ninehole tournament is $200 for teams of four and $50 for individuals. Students can register a team of four for $160 or individually for $40 with a valid student ID card. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Friday on the day of the event, followed by the teeoff at 9 a.m. A picnic-style lunch and beverages on the course will be provided. The deadline for early registration is April 15. Registration is available at

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Debbie’s Poetry Corner

Cheesy Sausage and Egg Bake Ingredients: 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (4 ounces) 8 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup) 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups) 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces) 1 1/4 cups Original Bisquick® mix 1 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

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Local Students Make the Dean's List at Miami University OXFORD, OH - Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2012-2013 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance. Tasha Marie Blankenship and

Megan E Haynes , both of Huntington. Miami University is a public university located in southwestern Ohio, offering more than 100 degree programs in humanities, science, engineering, business, education and fine arts.

April Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Teresa Lynn Stowers Latham (April 8) Phyllis Raynes (April 10th) Ann Riffee Brandon Riffee Matthew Courts Marvin Ball Taylor Reese White Marylou Hutchinson Jonathan Beach Brittany (Templeton) Spears Troy Hinkle Dorothy Wise Brenda Grant Sally Jones If you - or someone you know Deborah Jude will be celebratrating a Susie Johnson birthday in the coming months... Margie Keaton Call 304-743-6731 and give us Eric Lambert their name - OR just email the Holley Larabee information to Larry Leadmon

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By Debra J. Harmes-Kurth

Send your poetry to Debra Harmes-Kurth 1042 Pike Street • Milton,WV 25541 Have you noticed that the poetry corner hasn’t been in the last few issues of the newspaper? The reason for this is that we have not been getting submissions. The original intent of this column was to have a place for our local talent to showcase his or her poetry. I know that there are some very talented writers in our area, and it is a shame that we are unable to get enough poems to publish this column every other week. Poets - this is your column, your place to share your work and most importantly your place to see your poem in print. The Cabell and Putnam Standard have graciously given us this exciting opportunity, don’t be shy - take advantage of it. If you have a relative, friend or even an acquaintance that writes, encourage him/her to send in a submission. As a reminder, any poetry that you write can be sent in to the above address or emailed to m. Any type of poetry is ac-

cepted, as long as it is fitting for the general public to read. The continuing success of this column is up to you readers and poets. ***** Hesitation at the Iris It’s not how dusty are the feet that move in dance when souls meet; nor aged feathers lost from wings, but ancient quill that softly sings hinting of hidden magic things. As falling leaf upon the bank sits and rots where cities sank; stars fly through the cosmic gate, as drops of dew on iris wait for one to stop and hesitate. It’s not a song that's heard by all for few know it's quiet call

of gentle muse or ash that's charred, this path so long and often hard 'tis but the journey of the bard. Debra J. Harmes Kurth, Milton, WV ***** Blood of the Quill We are as blood of the quill, you and I who scrawl in innocence. Protected from the world by a child’s eye. Child we never were. Born to a lyric journey of ancient blood; story-tellers, poets, healers and prophets; we grow from death into life. Keepers of art, time and truth. Debra J. Harmes Kurth, Milton, WV

April Little Lecture to Focus on New Deal Photographs of West Virginia CHARLESTON, WV — From 1934 to 1943 a photographic unit of ten photographers working for the U. S. Farm Security Administration captured over 1600 images documenting West Virginia daily life. Their purpose was to show the needs of people in rural areas and small towns during the Great Depression, and how government was addressing those needs. Once World War II began, the focus

shifted to illustrating home front efforts. The images show historical views of people in communities such as Point Pleasant, Elkins, Morgantown, Richwood, Summersville, Parkersburg, and Charleston as well as the homestead projects of Eleanor, Arthurdale and Tygart Valley. Author Betty Rivard shares an outstanding selection of West Virginia images from the collection on April 21 at 2:00 p.m. as

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the April installment of the Little Lecture Series of the West Virginia Humanities Council. Rivard gathered 158 images for her book New Deal Photographs of West Virginia: 1934-1943, published in 2012 by WVU Press with support from a Humanities Council grant. Copies of the book will be available at the program. Seating is limited and people interested to attend the program should contact the Humanities Council at 304-3468500 no later than noon on Wednesday, April 17. Robinson & McElwee PLLC is sponsoring the 2013 Little Lecture Series. Founded in Charleston in 1983, the law firm also serves clients from offices in Clarksburg and Wheeling. All Little Lectures are presented on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, located at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard, East, in Charleston. Admission is $10 and includes a reception after the program. For more information call the West Virginia Humanities Council at 304-346-8500.

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Secrets For A Beautiful Landscape (NAPS)—Anyone who thinks a low-maintenance landscape has to be plain green and ugly should think again. With a bit of planning, some smart plant choices and the help of these seven garden designer secrets, you can have a yard that’s the envy of your neighborhood— and enough time to enjoy it. 1. Choose plants that will flourish given the realities of your yard. Some plants like full sun while others tolerate shade; some don’t mind freezing temperatures while others are unfazed by relentless heat. Selecting plants that thrive in the existing conditions of your site ensures a healthy, attractive landscape. Observe the light levels around your home—six to eight hours plus of uninterrupted sun each day indicates full sun, four to six hours is considered part shade or part sun, and less than four hours would be a shaded site. Plants at the garden center should have tags that tell you their light preferences. Shopping locally helps ensure that all the plants you see will be suitable for the climate in your yard. 2. Plant drought-tolerant shrubs. These specially adapted plants thrive with limited water once they are established (usually after their first season in the ground). Drought-tolerant plants sail through hot summer days easily, saving you the time and money it takes to water the landscape. Read the tag attached to the shrub for information on its drought tolerance or look for visual cues such as silvery-grey leaves, as are found on Petit Bleu caryopteris, and narrow, needlelike foliage, as on Fine Line rhamnus. 3. Spare yourself the time it takes to prune your plants by opting for compact varieties. Compact (also known as dwarf ) plants never get too large for the space where you’ve planted them so you don’t have to bother with confusing pruning instructions. Most people’s favorite plants are available in compact, no-prune varieties: hydrangea lovers can try Little Lime or Bobo dwarf-panicle hydrangeas or the tidy Cityline series of big-leaf hydrangea. Rose fans should take note of the low-growing Oso Easy series with its range of 10 vivid colors, all under 3’ high. Even butterfly bush, a shrub notorious for its giant, sprawling habit, is available in a compact 2’ height with the innovative Lo & Behold series.

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The Thrill Of The Grill by David Venable

(NAPS)—Here are four tips every grill owner should follow: 1. Never flatten your burgers; you’ll lose the juices that keep them flavorful. 2. Grilled red meats need to rest for at least five minutes after cooking. Food covers will protect the meat—as well as your entire barbecue—from bugs, pets and other uninvited guests. Never use a fork to flip 3. your food. You want to preserve those juices and a fork pierces the outside. I recommend tongs

for your everyday fare but for ribs, porterhouses, pizzas and big cuts of meat, try Mr. Bar-B-Q Stainless Steel Oversized Spatula from QVC. There’ll be practically nothing you can’t move. 4. While you can cook your entire meal on your grill— everything from steak and mushrooms to broccoli and fries—smaller foods tend to disappear down the grates unless you have skewers or, better yet, a grill basket. I like the Technique Stainless Steel BBQ Chef’s Pan with Grill Basket Lid that’s made of tightly woven mesh, so you can roast seeds or even pop popcorn.

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3rd Annual Taste of Putnam Seeks Scrumptious Samplings

Velma’s View

One-day event will feature culinary delights of Putnam County

By Velma Kitchens

PUTNAM COUNTY, WV - The Kiwanis Club of Putnam County is excited to announce the Third Annual Taste of Putnam to be held on Sunday, May 19th at The Valley Park in Hurricane from 12:00 to 5:00 PM with free parking and free admission to the public. The registration period for any restaurants or vendors to participate in this years’ event is open through April 19th. Any restaurant or vendor that registers prior to April 5th will be eligible to receive a discounted event booth space. We are excited to again present The Food Guy, Mr. Steven Keith from The Charleston Daily Mail who will be on hand sampling the dishes and handing out awards to some of the top dishes served during The Taste. The winning dishes will receive a special write-up in The Daily Mail following the event. The public will also vote on their favorite dishes and awards will be given as The Favorite(s) in Putnam County. “This has become one of the signature events of Spring in Putnam County,” noted Kiwanis Club president and Chairman of the Taste of Putnam, Michael

Henshall. “We’ve modeled our event after other successful ‘taste’ events and are excited we are able to feature the culinary achievements of our community restaurateurs.” This is the third year the Taste of Putnam has been produced by the Kiwanis Club of Putnam County, and the proceeds from the event allow the Kiwanis Club to perform many of their community service projects throughout the year. “The Taste of Putnam is a family event with something for everyone. Come out and enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the park with the family and sample offerings from a variety of cuisines and chefs in the area”. This year, proceeds from the Taste of Putnam will benefit the Eliminate Project, an international campaign the Kiwanis International organization has spearheaded along with Unicef in an effort to eliminate Neo-natal tetanus, a very debilitating and excruciating disease that affects newborns in many poverty stricken nations that contract tetanus during birth and die within a few days or weeks.

Restaurants and chefs will offer sample-sized portions to patrons in exchange for event tickets purchased on site. This will allow patrons to visit a number of restaurants and try a number of dishes and items in a single location. The event, endorsed by the Putnam County Parks & Recreation, The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau and City of Hurricane, is geared to promote businesses and restaurants within our community and want you to become a part of this annual event. The Taste of Putnam is open to anyone who would like a commercial booth space during the one-day event. For an application to register and more information, feel free to contact Michael Henshall, Taste of Putnam Chairman at: (304) 993-7650. Space is limited and early registration is required. A correction note, the telephone number listed in the Putnam County Calendar of Events is incorrect; the telephone number should be: (304) 9937650.

Poison Prevention Advice for Teenagers The West Virginia Poison Center offers the following advice to prevent teens from poisonings: AVOIDING MISUSE OF MEDICINES: Parents are encouraged to discard their prescription pain or sleep/anxiety medications once they are no longer being used. If these types of medications are stored because they are required for future use, lock them up and be aware of how many tablets remain in the bottle. Teens do not always understand that the use of someone else's prescription medications is not only dangerous but illegal. They may not consider themselves as "abusing" drugs if it is "just their parent's pain medicine" or "just their parent's sleeping medicine". A teen who is upset about something at

school or at home may see no harm in taking one or two. In addition, a teen may see no harm in providing a few tablets to a classmate who asks them to let them have some; especially if a friendship with that person is something they desire. SAFETY DURING SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES: It is important for teens playing sports and staying active to be hydrated. However, teenagers may not know the difference between a "sports drink" and an "energy drink". Sports drinks are meant to provide extra fluids and electrolytes. On the other hand, energy drinks also contain caffeine. While some daily caffeine intake is not harmful, the consumption of energy drinks throughout the day can quickly result in the inadvertent expo-

Hawks Nest State Park Hawks Nest State Park is a place where we have visited many times but not until a few years ago did we actually stay in the lodge. We would stop and have a picnic every now and then and go look at the gorge. I remember once when I was little, we stopped there on our way to Maryland and I put a penny between two rocks. I thought on our way back I could find the penny, but I didn’t. Anyway the room at the lodge was very nice and we liked our stay there. The balcony was nice and each evening the groundhogs came out. I have never seen so many groundhogs all together in all my life and I didn’t realize they ate grass. Some of the guests were feeding them bread and taking pictures of them. We took a ride to Thurmond as we were staying at Hawks Nest even though we had visited Thurmond before. Thurmond is full of history of the railroad and has a small museum and shop. We were fortunate to see a train stop on the tracks the day we were there. The station is still used today, but only for the railroad workers. If you like trains and history of the railroad, Thurmond is the place to go. Once at Hawks Nest we took a jet boat ride and that was an adventure. We rode the tram down to the river then got into the boat. The driver was very informative about the area and history of the river. We went on the river and could see the New River Gorge Bridge. That was the first time I had been in a jet boat but I enjoyed the ride. Hawks Nest State Park has a lot of things to do or just sit and do nothing and enjoy the scenery. There is also a pool for all the swimmers. The food in the lodge was very good and we enjoyed our stay very much. If you want a short get-away so you don’t have to drive very far, Hawks Nest State Park is a good place to stay. I saw a young man and woman having their photos taken and I suppose it was their engagement photos as the Gorge background is beautiful for picture taking. Hope you get to go sometime. If you can’t stay, just visit and enjoy what Hawks Nest has to offer.

sure to excessive amounts of caffeine being ingested. Parents should review the amount of caffeinated products being consumed on a daily basis by their teen. Make sure to add up the amounts in the caffeine, soda, energy bars, energy drinks, water enhancers, and/or nonprescription energy tablets that are being consumed regularly. A brochure on preventing caffeine toxicity from energy products is available on the West Virginia Poison Center's website. IF YOUR TEEN GETS POISONED: Call the West Virginia Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 to immediately talk to a medical expert in poison information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Poison Center is free and confidential.

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To spear or not to spear

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

There was a time when folks in Europe hunted pigs with long spears while on horseback. At that time, a long spear was about the best you could do - and while the Mongols had bows you could shoot while riding, most didn't. Like most ancient forms of hunting, this hunting style fell by

the wayside after the advent of firearms, but folks in the old days needed to hunt to survive. When hunting became a sport, a lot of the old ways got revisited and this spear hunting has seen a recent revival in Spain. The provincial government of the Castilla-La Mancha caused a stir when it added the ancient sport to its hunting regulations, allowing four-person parties of armed hunters to pursue boars on horse. This, of course, has the animalrights folks in a tizzy. They are, by the way, the same folks who brought an end to Spanish bullfighting in several countries and provinces in Spain. Hunters, however, say the sport is a source of cultural identity and advocate spear hunting as a challenging and traditional method of harvesting pigs. It is dangerous boars are inherently violent creatures and to get close to one is very dangerous. They say spear hunting is not only ethical - it is a true test between man and beast. Of course, the bullfighting ad-

April Wonderful WV Magazine Features: Historic Nuttallburg, Pretty Penny Café, Centennial Golden Trout and Talkin’Turkey SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV – The April 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia, now on sale, celebrates 50 years of the famous centennial golden trout, along with articles and photos about some of the most interesting people and places in the Mountain State. The cover is a striking close-up of a group of the popular golden trout that is treasured by anglers from across the nation. Hiking Historic Nuttallburg Though left for years to fade into the annals of the New River Gorge, this once-bustling coal town has come alive again, thanks to a major project undertaken by the National Park Service. A Neighborly Place: The Pretty Penny Café There’s a place in the heart of Hillsboro where everybody knows your name. Or if they don’t they will soon. Whether you drop in for a good meal, a movie, or a town meeting, you’re never a stranger in the Pretty Penny Café. Centennial Golden Trout Turns 50

A half a century ago, this striking fish made quite a splash when it was introduced to West Virginia waters in celebration of the state’s 100th anniversary. Today it remains a living symbol of that historic milestone. Talkin’ Turkey We’re talkin’ a willingness to endure long waits and to be outfoxed time and time again by the king of game birds, until your golden moment of victory arrives. This is the mark of a true turkey hunter. Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state’s premier fullcolor magazine of outdoor adventure, is published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is available at newsstands for $3 a copy, or by subscription by calling 1800-225-5982 or online at You can subscribe for one year for $18 or two years for $36. Subscribe now to be assured of receiving the special “Day in the Life” June 2013 all-photo issue celebrating West Virginia’s sesquicentennial!

vocates have made the same arguments about cultural identity in their downhill struggle to keep that sport alive, but the bullfight advocates could make the case that bullfighting was an important symbol throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Spear hunting, however, has been largely forgotten. Personally, I could think of better things to do than chase down hogs and kill them with spears, but it does seem a lot more mellow than bullfighting. When I was a boy, we traded in the antenna on the hill for cable (which was new at the time, it had only six channels) and then for a satellite dish. The dish cost a lot of money, but the channels were free, until they started scrambling them all a few years later. On the dish, we didn't just get the regional stuff anymore. We could watch channels from around the world, things I'd certainly never seen before. Among them were Spanish bullfights, which I watched occasionally with part amazement and part

horror. Most of what I knew about bullfights at the time was from cartoons, probably. I had the idea that the matador waved his cape around and he and the bull went around in circles and eventually parted ways. But it's almost like a dance and it is a beautiful thing to watch until he starts sticking spears into the bull. It seems like this spear sticking goes on forever, but then when the bull is played out, the matador kills it with his sword. Cockfighting seems gentle by comparison. The animal-rights folks are working hard to get people to make the connection of this niche sport most of them never heard of, to bullfighting. “It’s something I think most Spanish citizens are not aware of,” said Animal Equality spokeswoman Sharon Nunez. “If they were, I’m sure a great percentage of them would be against this kind of cruel sport.” Spear hunting does bring up an interesting possibility of economic growth for rural Spain.

Spain’s rural areas have been depopulating for many years (it's like that throughout most of Europe) due to a lack of local jobs. Advocates say it could bring some money in, not only to stir depressed, local economies, but to create hunting preserves and the like. My first reaction is, “How on earth are you going to find enough people crazy enough to chase wild hogs with spears to make an economic impact on anything?” After all, spear hunting is part of our cultural identity here in West Virginia, but you don't see anybody flinging spears at deer with atl-atls and you certainly don't see hunting preserves set up for that. Then, again, we have guns. It's hardly possible to even look at a gun in Europe and if you want to hunt with one, you need to have a lot of money. I guess if I lived somewhere like that, I might want to chase hogs with spears, too.

Outdoor Roundup West Virginia Big Game Bulletin now available The new West Virginia Big Game Bulletin is available at West Virginia Division of Natural Resources district office and on the agency’s website, The bulletin shows a breakdown of the annual white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and wild boar harvests. In addition, harvests by season, county and wildlife management area are displayed in the publication. Apprentice hunting licenses available The new West Virginia Apprentice Hunting License is removing one of the major roadblocks for increasing hunting popularity among younger hunters. A lot of people can just buy a license to go hunting, but anyone born after Jan. 1, 1975 (like me) has to take a hunter's education course. However, there is more demand than availability and those classes fill up well in advance. “Hunter safety education can be a hurdle for novice hunters and we're really expecting to see many new hunters take advantage of this opportunity,” said

DNR Director Frank Jezioro. If you were born before Dec. 31, 1974, you do not need to take the course. If you were born a day later, you do. I suppose as far as the West Virginia Legislature is concerned, folks born in 1975 don't have as much sense as those born in 1974. The hope is, people will get to try out hunting as apprentices, then later take the course and become licensed hunters – the DNR needs licensed hunters because that's where their money comes from. Apprentice licenses can only be purchased online at: by people who have not previously held a hunting license. Residents who have reached their 18th birthday can purchase a Class AH license for $19. This license includes the same privileges as a Class A (resident hunting and trapping) license, so holders must buy a Class CS Conservation Stamp. Nonresidents who have reached their 18th birthday can purchase a Class AAH license for $119. This license includes the same privileges as a Class E (nonresident hunting and trapping) license, so holders must buy a

Class CS/LE Conservation Stamp/Law Enforcement stamp. Resident and nonresident youth ages 15 through 17 can buy a Junior Apprentice Hunting and Trapping License for $16. The Class AHJ license for residents includes the same privileges as a Class XJ (junior sportsman hunting/trapping/fishing) license. The Class AAHJ license for nonresidents, combined with a Class CS/LE stamp, includes the same privileges as a Class XXJ license. Hunters may buy up to three apprentice licenses within five consecutive years. Apprentice license holders must be supervised by a licensed hunter at least 18 years of age. “We’re hoping this license will help us recruit first-time hunters, whether they be youth just getting a start or adults wanting to give hunting a try,” said Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of DNR. “Hunter recruitment is a prime topic around the country and is key to continuing the successful management programs we have implemented in the past.” Contact David Payne at .

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Fireside Grille: Calling All Beards By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Goatees, fu manchus, soul patches, mutton chops and full beards will boldly wave through the Fireside Grille during the Beard Pageant Saturday April 20. The fur will fly in an effort to raise money for some other furry friends in the new Putnam County Animal Shelter, slated for completion this year. The unique event has restaurant owners and customers excited. Co-owners Marc Brown and Judie and Rob Sydenstricker are ready to welcome beards of all sizes and styles. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Brown, daunting a full beard. “I think the sky’s the limit with this one.” Sydenstricker agreed. “This is so cool - every time we get a guest with a beard, we mention it to them,” she said. “Everyone should know about the purchased land for the shelter and everyone should chip in to get the building built.” Rob agreed. “Beards are currently catching on right now,” he said. “This seemed like a fun way to raise money.” Erica Lacy with West Virginia State University’s Psi-Chi chapter worked with members to create

the one-of-a-kind fundraiser. She’s also excited for its potential. “So far, we’ve received some good reception from people,” she said. Lacy described the importance of caring for animals. She aims to help give the voiceless a voice. “Always amazing how many really are in the shelter, and it’s so sad that people don’t think to spay or neuter,” said Lacy. “People don’t think that they’re Gods’ creatures too - they’re our furry friends, and they’re so selfless they just want to make their owners happy.” She continued, “People often see them as a possession and not a living creature - it’s sad to see animals lose their lives because of the carelessness of humans.” The cause is something everyone connects to, Sydenstricker explained. "There’s a real love for animals and everyone has a soft spot for them,” he said. The restaurant owners/community philanthropists expect a big turnout for the event. They realize the rising popularity of beards, brought on by media and television shows. “There’s a phenomenon of beards, brought on by subculture with shows like Duck Dynasty on TV,” said Brown. “There’s a masculine quality behind the beard, and this event will show the artistic side with 10 categories on

Where beards are king - Fireside Grille co-owners Marc Brown and Rob Sydenstricker stand in front of the fireplace at their restaurant, the site for the Putnam County Animal Shelter’s latest fundraiser - the Beard Pageant. The event is 2-6 p.m., Saturday April 20. Photo by Justin Waybright which participants will be judged.” Five local celebrity judges will score contestants on areas of

style, grooming quality, best goatee and other aspects. The cost is $12 to compete. Donations are also accepted for audience

members and all others who wish to support the new animal shelter. The Beard Pageant is one of many community-wide events Fireside has sponsored since opening two years ago. More than quality food and service: reaching out is what this local restaurant is known for. “We always wanted to make a difference,” said Judie. Brown agreed, “With West Virginia communities being so close-knit, it was a no-brainer to be involved.” Rob hopes to continue the tradition that started when Fireside was born. “We hope to have more of these - we have our hands full in daily operations, but we’re happy to provide venues for these events,” he said. “Locally, we’re trying to do as much as we can for the people who support us.” Since 2011, Fireside Grille has held events for hunger awareness, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy and animal shelter support. For information about the Beard Pageant, e-mail Erica Lacy at Participation forms are available at Revolution Tattoos in Teays Valley. Fireside Grille is located near the Teays Valley exit of I-64. Staff can be reached at (304) 757-4700 or and

Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park to Present Spring Wildflower Hike on April 20 LOGAN, WV - The Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park will host the annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 20. The event, sponsored by Chief Logan State Park, the Hemlock Hills Garden Club and the Museum in the Park, is named for a long-time member of the Logan Garden Club who helped establish the hike 30 years ago. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel and

knowledgeable wildflower enthusiasts will guide groups of registered hikers along a few of the park’s 14 trails to see and photograph native flora and fauna. Each trail features a unique combination of scenery and wildflowers. Chief Logan State Park Superintendent Bruce Collinsworth promises a variety of paths for hikers to choose from, depending upon their experience and endurance level.

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Hikers will meet at the Museum in the Park at 9 a.m. for registration and complimentary coffee and pastries. Groups will get organized and leave between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Hikers will be served a box lunch at the Museum in the Park following the hike. Registration forms are available at the Chief Logan State Park office, by calling Museum in the Park at (304) 792-7229, emailing, calling Patsy Tilley of the Hemlock Hills Garden Club at (304) 583-2026, or emailing her at The early registration fee of $10 per adult aged 12 and over, and $6 per child aged 3 to 11

years old, must be received by April 13. After that, registration is $15 per adult and $11 per child, and lunch is not guaranteed. Fees can be paid by check or money order made payable to Hemlock Hills Garden Club and mailed to Patsy Tilley, 9896 Country Road, Davin, WV, 25617. For more information about Museum in the Park and the wildflower hike, contact Elizabeth Williams, site manager for the facility, at (304) 792-7229. Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and the State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history. It is operated and maintained by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and is located

four miles north of Logan on West Virginia Route 10 at Chief Logan State Park. The regular museum operating hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Feel the Need for Speed By Justin Waybright

WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane

MILTON - Sounds of a twostroke motorcycle engine whining out and cheers of hundreds will race to the city April 12. The new Milton MotoX will begin its season Friday and finish Nov. 2. Promoters Megan Maynard and Ronnie Farmer are ready to fire up the bikes, smell the exhaust smoke and watch racers of all ages soar over tabletop jumps, maneuver whoops and tilt through challenging turns. The mud is ready to fly. “It takes a lot of courage and heart to get on a machine and take on a 60-foot jump,” said Farmer. “Racing is a unique sport and it gets in your blood. Maynard agreed. For her family, motorcycle racing is second nature. Her brother has raced for more than a decade, her husband more than 16 years. “This is all we’ve ever known,” Maynard said. Her father Dwayne Maynard owns Lavalette Cycle and ATV. With decades of experience, the new Milton MotoX team believes it can provide a top-notch track, perfect for beginners and pros alike. “These riders need a good track - there’s a lot of national caliber riders in the area, who have raced on TV and Supercross events - a lot of fast individuals, who need a place to hone their skills, and we’re going to try and give that to them,” said Maynard. “A lot of people run tracks who don’t ride or race, and they don’t know how to make them safe.” Farmer agreed. “We go to tracks across the country - we know how to prep them, we know how to run them and we know how to keep them safe,” he said. “We’ve put more than $12,000 into the track to

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Race ready - The newly-run Milton MotoX comes to town Friday, April 12. Courtesy Photo make it better.” This year, racers will notice new, adrenaline-pumping jumps, tricky turns, a new score tower and a 20-bike-gate. Maynard and Farmer will give racers royal treatment this season. Many supporters from various motorcycle shops will be onhand to ensure every bike is dialed in perfectly. “We’ll have people to help with bike maintenance and repair problems on-the-spot,” said Farmer. “Someone will be there to dial in suspension too.” Various vendors, from professional photographers to custom graphics providers, will offer service during races and many during practices as well. The promoters thank Pumpkin Park Board President Bill Kelley and associate Greg Meadows for their hard work in getting the track ready. “They’ve been wonderful to work with,” said Farmer. “They’ve helped prepare the track and had shovels in their hands every time we needed

them.” Friday night’s race kicks off the new Milton MotoX season. Races and practices will run through summer and fall with the last competition Nov. 2. A special event races to the track July 23. Competitors will race in a special vintage competition, featuring bikes built in 1985 or earlier. A side-by-side race that features UTVs will take place that day as well. Promoters are also developing a pro race for July 23. Racers can compete for $20 in trophy classes and $30 for money classes throughout the season. There is a $10 gate fee for racers and guests. Children five and under are free. Races are open to all ages and bikes from 50cc up to 450cc. A complete schedule is available at ox and more information is at For questions, call Megan Maynard at (304) 710-9393.

Thought for the week: The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Song of Solomon; 2 12 (KJV) Have you taken time to look at the new sprigs of green grass shooting up, or listened to the spring peepers chirping? And I know you feel how warm the sun feels while going to and fro, spring is right around the corner, it is here once again! For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; Solomon 2; 11 With all the beauty of the earth, sky and surrounding hills, we also have to view the roadsides ditches, with beer cans and plastic water bottles, and McDonald’s wrappers too. Why do people dispose of their trash by throwing it out the car window, to land roadside. Do you know how long it takes for a plastic bottle to disintegrate? 450 years; aluminum can - 80 years; plastic bag - 20 years; Styrofoam – never; paper - 2 to 4 weeks; milk carton - 5 years; and a cigarette filter – 1 to 50 years. (A study from Penn State Univ.). Trash can lay in a ditch from now on. Or we could have it picked up by my solution, of turning out every inmate in overcrowded jails, feed them breakfast, and then send them out for the day, to pick up trash from 6am to 6pm - dinner and lights out! They could breath fresh air, communicate with others, get exercise, read the labels and just enjoy the day! They could think while bending over to pick up that water bottle – think about what life is all about. Or better still, if that job was boring, they could be sent into the military for 2 years for each offense. Maybe this would help clear out the jails, and taxpayers would not have to foot the bill, to build new ones… just a thought. Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the LORD, but also in the sight of men. II Corinthians 8; 21 (KJV) What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. Psalm 25; 12. It’s not only overcrowding of jails - it’s the wasteful government spending of so many things - millions spent on roads to airports in towns that don’t have electric and gas, 50,000 dollars spent on Smokey bear hot air balloons for festivals, in the southwest. Members of congress spent 84,000 on personalized calendars this year; 1.8 million spent on a private golf course in Atlanta Ga. - and we have children going to bed hungry in Cabell County; however, nothing new under the sun. LUKE 2; 2 and this taxing were first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. Just as the seasons restore - just as man can restore his life, if he wants to - God will forgive the vilest sinner. Prayer: Father, without your guidance where would we be? Thank you for listening to our humble prayers. Amen.


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ARNOLD EUGENE "GENE" ADKINS Arnold Eugene "Gene" Adkins, 84, of South Charleston, passed away March 28, 2013. He was born April 11, 1928, to Leslie and Pearl Adkins of Branchland. He had accepted Christ as his Savior and had a good relationship with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Imogene Bays Adkins; brothers, Arlo Adkins, Lando Adkins and George Adkins; and sister, Irene Adkins. He is survived by his children, Frances Kay Adkins (Gallipolis, Ohio), Darene Adkins-Webb (Cross Lanes), Trena Fay Adkins (South Charleston), Eugene Vaughn Adkins (Teresa), Vickie Lee Wells (Kernersville, N.C.) and Debra Horton (Loris, S.C.); sonin-law, George Webb (Cross Lanes); brothers, Chelcie Adkins (Coralie) of Huntington, Jennings Adkins (Joyce) of Barboursville, Lonnie Adkins (Margaret) of St. George, Utah, and Ellis Adkins of Branchland; sister, Addie Fay Davis of Huntington; grandchildren, Meredith Baldwin, Cameron Webb, Michael Randolph, Sabrina Legg, Jameson Adkins, Erika Beasley and Stephen Wells; 12 great-grandchildren; three step-greatgrandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family extends a special thank you to Sweetbriar for their kindness, love and care. Funeral services were held

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The Cabell Standard Tuesday April 2, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor George Webb officiating, assisted by the Rev. Paul Baldwin and the Rev. Gail Medley. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park. Please send, in his name and honor, donations to Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Henry Miller, 72 Collias Road, Charleston, WV 25320. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

CLAUDETTE SUE ADKINS Claudette Sue Adkins, 65, of Salt Rock, W.Va., passed away March 26, 2013, at Angel Avenue Assisted Living. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Jeff Sizemore. Burial was in Enon Cemetery. She was born Dec. 10, 1947, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Willard and Ramona Morrison Adkins. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Angela Sue Adkins. She is survived by her husband, Halleck Adkins; one daughter and son-in-law, Violet Lee and Brian Baker of Whitehouse, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Timothy Wayne and Cheryl Adkins of Salt Rock; and special nieces and nephews. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

DOLORES MIDKIFF ADKINS Dolores Midkiff Adkins, 91, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away in Seffner, Fla., on March 4. She was the widow of Donald Clark Adkins. Dolores was raised in Branchland, W.Va., and spent much of the last several years in Seffner, Fla., with her daughter. Dolores worked 30 years for the C&O Railroad, retiring in 1985, and was a member of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. She is survived by daughter, Joan Adkins Phillips; and son, Donald "Butch" Adkins (Donna). Also surviving are three grandchildren, Derek Phillips, Lacey Adkins and Clark Adkins. A service was held in Seffner, Fla., with burial in Huntington's Woodmere Cemetery beside her husband.

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KAY ANN SHEPARD BYER II Timothy 4:7 -- I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Kay Ann Shepard Byer, 69, of Huntington, W.Va., wife of 50 years to H.L. "Pete" Byer, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 29, 2013, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Steven Hamrick officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va. Kay was born August 3, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of S. Lee and Lucille Radaker Shepard. She was a faithful member of Community of Grace United Methodist Church in Highlawn where she was chairperson of the Decorating Committee and founder of the Puppet Ministry. Kay enjoyed being a homemaker until her children were grown and then worked 2-1/2 years for the Cabell County Reappraisal Hearings and then worked for the West Virginia State Division of Rehabilitation Services from which she retired. She enjoyed many hobbies including being an elected member to the Cabell County Republican Executive Committee for twenty-one years in which she had the pleasure of meeting many of the last presidents. Kay discovered her passion for watercolor with the Praise Painters Group led by her teacher Sunny Hammers and painted twice a week until her death. Many of her works are on display in the hallways at Huntington Internal Medicine Group. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two children and their spouses, Frederick Lee and Lisa Byer of Cranberry Township, Pa. and Bethann Shepard Byer Joyce and John of Hamlin, W.Va.; three grandsons, Connor Lee and Alec Charles Byer of Cranberry Township, Pa., and Mason Christopher Joyce of Hamlin; one brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Valorie Shepard of Roanoke, Va.; and two nephews, Jim (Karen) and Danny Shepard. Kay was blessed with many wonderful and valued friendships over the years including those with Kay, Theresa, Pat and Rosemary and her sisters in faith at her Covenant Group at church. The family would like to thank the compassionate staff at St. Mary's Medical Center and the Hospice House for their care during her illness. Condolences may be sent to the family at

ETHEL VIRGINIA CHAFIN Ethel Virginia Chafin, 72, of Huntington, W.Va., widow of Lafe C. Chafin, passed away Friday,

March 29, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2 at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Hubert Harvey officiating. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Ethel was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, former president of the Cabell County Bar Auxiliary, a member of the Board of Directors for the Coalition for the Homeless and was a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House. She is survived by her children, Kellie L. Hardin and J. Brett Chafin; a stepson, L. Derek Chafin; grandchildren, E. Payne Chafin, Kathleen E. Hardin, Virginia A. Hardin, Hannah L. Hardin and her son Cameron Cera; a step-grandson, Lafe E. Chafin; sisters, Betty Curry of North Augusta, Ga.; June Butterfield of Charleston, W.Va., Vivian (Darrell) Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mary Kathren (Doug) Robinson of Charleston, W.Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

ELIZABETH ELLEN "BETH" COLLINS Elizabeth Ellen “Beth” Collins, 62, of Culloden passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Don Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born May 24, 1950 in Huntington, WV, a daughter of the late John Paul and Zenith Fabry. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Fabry. Beth graduated from Milton High School and attended Concord University in Athens, WV. She is survived by her husband, David D. Collins; one son, John David Douglas Collins and his wife, Lisa of Chicago, IL and two grandchildren, John Wesley Collins and Kathryn Elizabeth Collins. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

LESTER FRANKLIN "RADIO" CONNER Lester Franklin "Radio" Conner, 86, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away March 28, 2013, at Hospice in Huntington, W.Va. He was born in Cabell County, W.Va., son of the late Martin and Sylvia Rucker Conner. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kelleth Conner; and a son, Larry Allan Conner. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine Edwards Maddox Conner.

Lester served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 139 in Milton. He retired from Fredrick Engineer Co. as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Zoar Baptist Church in Milton. In addition to his wife, Maxine, he is survived by a son, Danny, and daughter-in-law, Penny (Morrison) Conner; sister-in-law, Faye (Wise) Conner Hite and Rebecca (Sowards) Edwards. He was also a stepfather to Wanda Dillon, Brenda Sue Elkins, Richard Maddox, and Vickie Morton, all of Milton, and Debbie Slone and Mary Fannin of Barboursville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Justin and Jeremy Conner, and Jeremiah Maddox of Culloden, Kevin (Charity) Conner and Eric Morton of Milton, Christina Morton of Winfield, W.Va., and Michelle Leonard of Barboursville; great-grandchildren, Josh and Emily Conner of Milton; several step-grandkids, step-great-grandkids that he loved, along with nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank the Huntington Hospice House and the staff for their excellent service and care along with their support. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Heck Funeral Home with Pastor Winford Curry and Pastor Barry Cremeans officiating with burial at Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

ROSCOE ROBERT CONNER Roscoe Robert Conner, 86, of Milton passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born January 29, 1927 in Milton, a son of the late Ernie and Stella Mae Sovine Conner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Lee Conner. Roscoe was a deacon and long term member of Providence Baptist Church, Milton. He was also a retired school bus driver for Cabell County and a veteran of the US Army. He is survived by two daughters, Teresa (Randy) Maxey and Pam (Ken) Klingler; one son, R. Craig Conner (Traci Hadgis); five grandchildren, Ryan (Ryan) Maxey, Kendra Adkins, Josh (Breann) Maxey, Robbie (Vanessa) Klingler and Cameron Conner; seven great grandchildren, Parker Adkins, Pressley “Elvis” Adkins, Joshua Maxey, Dylan Maynard, Karsyn Maxey, Bella Akers and Bowen Akers; one sister, Mary Neal; sister-inlaw and brother-in-law, Janice and Tom Kuhn; brother-in-law,

Page 15 –Tuesday,April 9,2013 Bill Bias; special cousin, Lou Chapman and many nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

BIDDIE LAWSON COPLEY Biddie Lawson Copley, 85, of Lavalette, W.Va., went home to be with her Savior, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 1, 2013, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Elders Ray Williamson and Leo Maynard. Burial was at Silos D. Copley Cemetery, Dunlow, W.Va. Biddie was born the seventh of twelve children on Feb. 23, 1928, in Delbarton, W.Va., to the late James and Fannie Starr Lawson. Biddie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Bill Copley, along with ten siblings, Bryant Lawson, Laffie Lawson, Pearl Lawson-Laprad Hoover, Mae Lawson Barger, Hie Lawson, Nellie Lawson Doyle, Archel Lawson, Conner Lawson, Rebecca Lawson Sheppard, and Arlene Lawson Marcum. Biddie was a homemaker and loved her children. She was a member of the Philadelphia United Baptist Church in Lavalette, W.Va. She loved to sing in the choir and always enjoyed the fellowship while participating in "Helping Hands." Survivors include five children, Jennings L. (Kimberly A. Miller) Copley of Ona, W.Va., William A. (Pamela Sue Clay) Copley of Wayne, W.Va., Ronald D. (Terri L. Lycans) Copley of Carabelle, Fla., Connie S. Copley (James G., Jr.) Lycans of Wilson, N.C., and James W. (Shelia C. Hodge Skaggs) Copley of Catlettsburg, Ky.; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Bonnie Lawson Ooten of Canal Winchester, Ohio; scores of nieces and nephews, close friends and relatives. The family would like to thank the Hospice of Huntington nurses and aides along with the staff at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House for their loving care in her time of need. In honor of our mother, the family wishes that contributions are made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington or the charity of your choice.

FOREST FREELIN FAULKNER Forest Freelin Faulkner, 91, of Milton, loving husband, father and granddad went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 29, 2013. He was born July 7, 1921, in Hurricane, a son of the late John and Lura Mabe Faulkner. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Bernard and David Faulkner; and his sister, Bessie Payne. He was a World War II Veteran

Obituaries serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was an employee of International Nickel for 44 years retiring as a foreman in the machine shop. He was member of Milton Baptist Church, where he was a former Deacon, Financial Secretary and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member for fifty years of the Milton Lebanon Masonic Lodge 68 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Shriners. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Dortha May Persinger Faulkner; two daughters, Joyce Courts (Virgil) and Linda Gainer (Bill); one grandson, Michael Gainer; two stepgrandchildren, Tiffany Vargo and Shawn Courts; four great-grandchildren, Airika Gainer, Levi Gainer, Skyler Gainer and Cecilia Vargo; six sisters, Jean Lyerla, Betty Thornton, Virginia Cook, Meredith Gibson, Dorothy Ellison, Stella Bowles; and three brothers, Edward, Gerald and Johnny Faulkner. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 1, 2013 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

KEVIN LEE "MOE" HAMMOND Surrounded by family and friends, Kevin Lee "Moe" Hammond, 45, of Huntington, W.Va., walked into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 29, 2013, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Jesse Lacy and Rev. Heron Adkins. Burial was in Eaves Cemetery. He was born June 11, 1967, in Huntington, a son of Darris Lee and Brenda Diane Eplin Hammond of Barboursville, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Haskell and Annie Eplin and Leo Hammond. Also surviving are two sisters, Kathy House and Kaylane Workman, both of Huntington; and three brothers, Rodney and Shelmer, both of Barboursville, and Darris Jr. of Huntington; his paternal grandmother, Jewell Hammond of Huntington; and many special friends whom he considered his family; and his loving cat, Scotty. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

LEA ANN HUNT Lea Ann Hunt, 68, of Pliny, was ushered home by her heavenly Father on March 28, 2013, with her best friend, husband and daughter by her side. She was born August 4, 1944 and was the daughter of the late Oswald Midkiff and Eula Hood

and was the grandmother of the late Matt Trail. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Hunt; daughter, Kim Underwood; son, Todd Hunt; granddaughters, Leah Smith, Mandy Hunt; grandson, Bruce Hunt; one great-granddaughter, Carmen Higgins; and her loving brother, Sam Midkiff and his wife, Barb. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Dan Hogan officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Hospice for their loving care of Lea Ann. Donations may be sent to Hospice in her memory, Kanawha Hospice 1606 Kanawha Blvd W. Charleston, WV 25387-2536. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Hunt. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

ROBERT ALAN "BOB" JARRETT Robert Alan "Bob" Jarrett, 53, of Barboursville, W.Va., son of Betty Lou Jarrett of Barboursville and the late William Burton Jarrett (June, 2012), passed away April 1, 2013, at Golden Living Nursing Home, Morgantown, W.Va. Robert was born March 5, 1960, in Huntington, W.Va. He was also preceded in death by his younger sister, Alice Ann Jarrett (August 1967). Robert has one brother Joseph Ray Jarrett (Terri), their son Brett Evan Jarrett, and daughter, Danielle Wilson (Scott) their children Nathaniel, Jadon, Emmaleigh and Tasha Rose; one sister Gay Marie Ward, her daughter Krista Marie McClelland (Matthew) their daughter Lily Ann Marie, born March 30, 2013. Robert was a graduate of Barboursville High School. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, April 6, 2013, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens by his uncle Rev. Larry McCallister.

SAMUEL ISAAC McARTHUR Samuel Isaac McArthur, 80, of Lavalette, W.Va., formerly of Clinton, N.C., passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Hospice after a brief stay at King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky. He was born Oct. 13, 1932, to Perry Erastus McArthur and Nellie Taylor in Clinton, N.C. He joined the Army at 17. He served during the Korean War, there he met a young man from West Virginia that showed him pictures of his family, including a picture of his sister, Virgie Mary Merritt, who would later become his wife of 59 years. They raised five children, who loved their daddy dearly. After retirement

The Cabell Standard from the Army, he worked and retired from Novamont and Airstech Chemical in Kentucky. Preceding him in death, included his mother, Nellie Taylor; father, Perry Erastus McArthur; brother, William Everett McArthur (killed at Pearl Harbor); and sisters, Kathleen McArthur, Magdalene McArthur and Rochelle McArthur Estes. Survivors include his brothers, Johnny McArthur of Clinton, N.C., and Perry Erastus McArthur of Clinton, N.C.; his wife, Virgie Mary Merritt McArthur of Lavalette, W.Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel Isaac McArthur Jr. and wife Kelly of South Point, Ohio, and Kevin Scott McArthur and wife Julie of Summerville, S.C.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth McArthur Mays of South Point, Ohio, Peggy McArthur Skaggs of Inman, S.C., and Debra McArthur Mays and husband Marvin Mays of Milton, W.Va.; grandsons, Daniel Stacey Mays, Shane Dale Mays, Tracey Adonijah Mays, Tyler McArthur and David Skaggs; granddaughter, Ashley McArthur; and great-granddaughters, Madison, Kayci and Emily Mays. Special thanks to the staff at King's Daughters Medical Center and Hospice for the wonderful care. Donations may be made to the Hospice of your choice. Graveside services and burial will be conducted at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, W.Va., at a time to be arranged. Arrangements completed through Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

CHARLES W. McCALLISTER Charles W. McCallister, 67, of Barboursville, WV, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville by Dr. David Lemming. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Veteran's Honor Guard, Huntington, WV. He was born August 17, 1945 in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Harless Hansford and Clemma Alfrieda Blankenship McCallister. He was a veteran with the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by

one brother, Harless Hansford McCallister, Jr. He is survived by one daughter, Tracy McCallister; brother and sisters, Stan "Bill" McCallister, Sue Napier, Linda Fountain, Patti Le, Frieda Kern, Phyllis McCall, Sheila DuBose, and Nita Dover. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 611 7th Ave, Suite 101, Huntington, WV 25701.

HEDRICK DANFORD "WIRT" McCALLISTER Hedrick Danford "Wirt" McCallister, 86, of Barboursville, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Bob Ray and Rev. Dr. John Sauvage. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born August 5, 1926, in Cabell County, a son of the late Elba and Lula Keenan McCallister. He was an avid fox hunter, a member of the Cabell County Foxhunters Association, attended Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church and was a retired foreman from CSX Barboursville Bridge Department. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Aldine Dailey McCallister; and brothers and sisters, Cledith McCallister, Lonnie McCallister, J.W. "Mack" McCallister, Lyle "John" McCallister, Alta "Toe" McCallister and Oretha McDonie. He is survived by his wife, Zilphia Sue Cain McCallister; daughters, Teresa Ann Browning (Gary) of Harts, W.Va., and Sandra V. McCallister of Wilmington, N.C.; son, Ronnie Dale McCallister (Donna) of Barboursville, and second son, Kris Adkins of Barboursville; sisters, Freddie Ray of Milton and Beatrice Burgess of Ona; brothers, Delbert McCallister of Salt Rock and Robert McCallister of Ona; eight grandchildren; seventeen greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Page 16 –Tuesday,April 9,2013 SHAUN AARON NICHOLS Shaun Aaron Nichols, 32, formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., left this world for a better place on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his residence in Orlando, Florida. He was born April 21, 1980, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of Ronald "Randy" Nichols and Sandy Bledsoe Nichols, and brother to Shane Nichols. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Melvin Bledsoe of Barboursville, W.Va., and his paternal grandparents Okey and Mayme Nichols of Ashland, Ky. Shaun attended Marshall University before transferring to the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies: Hospitality Management/Communications and Marketing. He was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Marshall University. He was currently enrolled in the e-Learning Professional Development Certification graduate program at UCF. Shaun began his professional career at Walt Disney Resort Center after completing a Disney internship through Marshall University. Additionally, Shaun worked for the Center for Independent Living in Orlando and for Norwegian Cruise Line in Fort Lauderdale. Shaun was most recently employed as the sales training facilitator with Vacation Online Rentals in Orlando. Shaun was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare and debilitating disease that resulted in blistering and trauma to his skin. Although he lived with a disability, it is Shaun's abilities and talents which will be re-

Obituaries membered. His positive attitude was an inspiration to all who knew him. His determination gave him the opportunity to live an active and fulfilling life. He never let his disability stand in the way. Shaun's talent for music was evidenced by his piano playing which was always a pleasure to hear. Shaun had a passion for travel, especially on cruise ships, and he was always going to new and exciting places. Shaun's life led him on many exciting journeys. His quest for adventure and sense of wonder brought joy to him and to those who knew him best. Shaun was raised in the Baptist faith and attended Fellowship Baptist Church before moving to Florida. His beliefs and character were reflected by his generosity and kindness. He touched the lives of his family and friends in a profound way. He is survived by his maternal grandmother Helen Bledsoe of Barboursville, W.Va., and special cousins Nick Gibson and Tabatha Rosen of Roanoke, Va. A tribute to Shaun’s life was held Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Jason Harris. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Memorial donations may be made to the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America at or send to DEBRA, 16 East 41st Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10017. A tribute page has been created through DEBRA's website at Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

EARL DEWITT PERRY, JR. Earl Dewitt Perry, Jr., 89, of Milton, W.Va., passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013. He was born September 25, 1923 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Earl DeWitt "Pete" Perry, Sr., and Gladys Kittle Perry. Earl retired from Union Carbide Company, South Charleston, W.Va. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, and a member of Milton Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Raymond "Catbird" Jimison; a brother Charles William "Bill" Perry; and a brother-in-law Darrell Fender. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth "Libby" Meadows Perry; a daughter and sonin-law Joyce and Jonny Winkler of Milton; a son and daughter-inlaw Dwight and Judy Perry of Milton; five grandchildren, Melissa (Lee) Cyrus of Milton, Matt (Jessica) Perry of Montgomery, Ohio, Megan (Corey) Ciccarelli of Mooresville, N.C., Katelyn Winkler of Huntington and Laura Winkler of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Margaret Ann Fender of Glen Allen, Va.; a brother James Robert "Bob" Perry of California and a sister-in-law Mary Catherine "Kati" Perry of St. Petersburg, Fla. A Celebration of Life for Earl was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Milton Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Stewart officiating. Entombment was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens with a private family service. If you wish to make a charitable gift, may we suggest contributions be made to Milton Baptist Church or Hospice of

The Cabell Standard Huntington. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

WILLIAM DALLAS SWANSON William Dallas Swanson, 87, of Ona, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice, Huntington, W.Va. He was born July 24, 1925, in West Hamlin, W.Va., a son of the late John Henry and Elizabeth Swanson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Millie Ramey Swanson. He was a retired millwright for General Motors and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Vilma Swanson; a brother, John Henry "Bud" Swanson II of Huntington, W.Va.; sons, Rick Davis (Sandy) of Branchland, W.Va., and Cam Davis (Linda) of Lynchburg, Va.; grandchildren, Megan (Zack) Zipperian of Chesapeake, Ohio, Katie (Travis) Adams of Columbus, Ohio, Mannon Davis of Raceland, Ky., and Joshua Vitale of Lynchburg, Va.; greatgrandchildren, Micah Adkins, Ally Adkins, and Zayden Zipperian. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, 2013, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va., with Chuck Adkins and Arthur Smith officiating. Burial in Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va.

CURTIS ELMER WHITE Curtis Elmer White, 95, formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, at William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay, Fla. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Rev-

erend Stephen Berry and Reverend Mike Dillon officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va. Curtis was born April 2, 1917, in Illinois, a son of the late Jesse and Jenny Nelson White. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Legg White; son, James White; and two brothers, Jesse and Raymond White. Curtis was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the VFW Post 9738 and American Legion Post 16. He retired from Smith Transfer. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Bob) White Berry of Florida; one sister, Evelyn Iverson of Illinois; three sisters-in-law, Maxine Ashe of Florida, and Clarice Doss and Helen Legg, both of Huntington; six grandchildren, Kimberly (Toby) Sepulveda of Texas, Curtis (Donna) White of Texas, Georgina (Jim) Snead, Rev. Stephen (Cindy) Berry and Robert (Marilyn) Alexander, Daphne Alexander of Texas; several greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family has asked for contributions to be made to the South Eastern Free Will Baptist College, Alumni Scholarship Memorial Fund c/o Curtis White, 532 Eagle Rock Rd. P.O. Box 1960 Wendell, NC 27591. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at

ELIZABETH HELEN WRAY Elizabeth Helen Wray, 92, of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., died March 29 at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, W.Va. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1 at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom.

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Career and Employment Expo Set for April 11 at West Virginia State University INSTITUTE, WV - More than 40 businesses and professional organizations are scheduled to participate in a Career and Employment Expo on Thursday, April 11, at West Virginia State University (WVSU). The Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilson University Union and is free and open to the public. “All job seekers are welcome to attend and are encouraged to research the companies

prior to the event,” said Sandhya Maharaj, director of Career Services and Co-operative Education at WVSU. “On the day of the event, we encourage participants to dress for success and bring copies of their resume for distribution.” Business representatives will be on hand to discuss current job openings as well as parttime positions, summer employment and internships. Those scheduled to partici-

pate in the Expo include Adecco, American General Life & Accident, Arc of the Three Rivers, AT &T Mobility, BrickStreet, Bristol Broadcasting Inc., CAMC, CASI, Cintas Corp., City National Bank, Comfort Keepers, Educational Broadcasting Authority, Enervest Operating LLC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Express Employment Professionals, Fastenal Co., FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.), Generation

Charleston, Home City Ice, Home Depot, Huntington Police Department, Innovative Mattress Solutions, KISRA, Kroger, Manpower, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Prestera Center, Rescare Inc., Snowshoe Mountain Resort, South Central Regional Jail, Speedway LLC, State Farm, University of Charleston, U.S. Department of Agriculture – NRCS, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Veterans Services, U.S.

Foods, Walmart, W.Va. Army Air National Guard , W.Va. Department of Education, W.Va. DHHR, W.Va. Division of Corrections, W.Va. Division of Personnel, W.Va. State Tax Department, Western and Southern Life Insurance and WQCW TV/The Tri States CW. For more information, contact Career Services and Co-operative Education at (304) 766-3236.

Trail Run fundraiser for Girls on the Run Program A 5K and 10K trail run will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Barboursville Park as a fundraiser for Girls on the Run program. Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girls ages 8 to 12 whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experi-

ence-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Power of the Purse, a women's philanthropic group that is an affinity group with United Way of the River Cities, started the initiative to bring Girls on the Run to the area. "The application process is tedious, and once we are approved

we will have to get all the coaches trained so that we can roll out the program to local schools," said Courtney Eastone, the Executive Director of Bring Girls on the Run to Cabell/Wayne. "Right now the biggest obstacle is obtaining the funds to get started." The cost of the race is $20 for

the 5K and $30 for the 10K. A Fun Run for kids is scheduled before the 5K start at 2 p.m. Awards will be given to the overall top finishers for both the 5K and 10K races, as well as for the top three finishers in each age group in the 5K, and the top finisher in each age group for the 10K. Registration forms can be

downloaded on and online registration is also available. Those interested in sponsoring the event can contact Kathy Hegg at 304-617-1018. All other inquiries can be directed to Michele Muth at

The Cabell Standard  

April 9, 2013, edition of The Cabell Standard

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