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“He Loved What He Did”

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Future is Bright for Milton Pumpkin Park By Justin Waybright justin@thecabellstandard.com

Deeper than the books - Dennis Caldwell retired from the Cabell County school system June 3. For more than 44 years, his leadership guided countless teachers, children and principals. Courtesy Photo By Justin Waybright

MILTON - “If you build it, they will come.” That’s the philosophy behind the newly revamped Pumpkin Park auditorium and it seems to be working. Throughout the year, first-time concert guests are wowed by the quality of sound and aesthetically pleasing appearance of the newly tuned concert facility. With a new name backing it up, the Milton Performing Arts Center - or MPAC - is growing. From the installation of a stateof-the-art sound system to the addition of a spotlight booth, the concert hall is becoming an area destination. “I always thought this was possible, and it’s really come to reality this past year,” said Bill Kelley, president of WV Pumpkin Festival. “We’re working toward our

MPAC is making an impact - The performing arts center continues to expand and upgrade. Recently, crews built an addition over the balcony to house a new lighting system. The facility now has a new website, an upgraded sound system and expanded seating to hold upwards of 900 guests. Photo by Justin Waybright goal to provide good entertainment at affordable prices.” Don McCroskey, Pumpkin

Park worker agreed. The local musician knows the importance of setting goals.

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CULLODEN - For more than 44 years, Dennis Caldwell served in the county school system. The former Cabell County Board of Education Administrative Assistant held positions at some schools that no longer SEE LOVED ON PAGE 4

Barboursville Leo Club has Certification Ceremony SUBMITTED ARTICLE BARBOURSVILLE - On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, the Barboursville Leo Club, a youth club sponsored by the Barboursville Lions Club, had a certification ceremony. District Governor Lion Donna Pinkerman, First Vice-District Governor Lion Amanda Means, and Second ViceDistrict Governor Lion Karen HallDundas were in attendance and participated in the ceremony. District 29-O Chair Lions Daniel Harper also was in attendance to induct the new officers of the club.

Past District Governor Lion John Pinkerman, Barboursville Lions Club president and Barboursville Leo Club advisor Lion Charlie Buzzard, and co-advisor Lion Tim Stephens also had a part in the certification ceremony. Before the Leo officers and members were inducted, Lion Tim Stephens gave an invocation, asking for guidance from above for the new club. Lion John Pinkerman reviewed the history of the Leo program, noting when and where it all began. Coach Jim Graver started

the Leo ball rolling in 1957 and chances are that the ball was a baseball. Graver was the baseball coach of the Abington High School in Pennsylvania, USA and an active member of the Glenside Lions Club. With help from his fellow Lion, William Ernst, the first Leo club was certified on December 5, 1957. As the world's first Leo club, the Abington High School Leo Club created the Leo acronym - Leadership, Equality, Opportunity - and they chose their school colors, ma-

roon and gold to serve as the Leo club colors. Later, Equality was changed to Experience. In October 1967, the board of directors of Lions Clubs International adopted the Leo Club Program as an official program of the association. The Leo Club Program has been growing strong for over 50 years. Community service remains the cornerstone of the program. Like their Lions counterparts, Leo club SEE CEREMONY ON PAGE 9

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Page 2 –Tuesday,June 11,2013 Harmony Tri-State Seniors plan trip to Myrtle Beach The Harmony Tri-State Senior Citizens is planning a trip to Myrtle Beach for Sept. 7 to 14. The trip features travel by motor coach, plus restaurants, a motel near downtown and shopping. The trip is $510 per person in a double room and $800 per person in a single room. The deadline to sign up is Saturday, June 15. For information, contact Donna McClure at 304208-6428.

Hall's Chapel Church June Events June 9: Chadwick Creek Boys June 16: Wings of Love June 20: Union U.B. Church Choir June 23: Oscar & Gloria Willis June 27: Sue Tolliver June 29: Gospel Sing featuring: All for God, Chadwick Creek Boys, and Sister in Christ, Barbara Rake.

VBS at Church in the Valley Church in the Valley, 1173 James River Turnpike, Milton WV, will have Vacation Bible School for children aged 3 years thru 5th grade, on June 17 – 21. Time will be from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Theme this year is “Investigation Destination”, following clues to the King of Kings. Visit us at www.churchinthevalley.info or call 304-743-4500.

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).

Notice of Public Meeting The Culloden Public Service District will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. at the District’s office. The purpose of the public meeting is to receive the public’s com-

Community Calendar ment on the District’s proposed wastewater system rehabilitation and expansion project.

WV Pumpkin Festival Teen & Queen’s Pageant The 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Teen & Queen’s Pageants will be held on Sunday, August 25th 2:00 p.m. at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton, WV. Teens (ages 13-15) and Queens (ages 16-21) must be residents of West Virginia. The Queen will reign over the 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Oct. 3rd – 6th and also represent the WV Pumpkin Festival at the 2014 WV Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant in January 2014. For more information or an application go to www.wvpumpkinpark.com or email ltempletonlk@wildblue.net or mtestermanhaye@gmail.com. You can also call 304-743-1766 or 304-638-5722.

Attention: 55 or Older If you are 55 or older, and live in West Virginia or Kentucky, the Mature Worker Program at Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc. provides training and job placement services that will start you on the path to financial stability. To apply, call Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc., at 304-525-5151 or 800-319-7131 – Logan or Mingo Counties call 304-239-8007.

McClanahan Memorial Concert Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind presents the McClanahan Memorial Concert on Friday, July 12th at the Paul R. Slone Activities Center, 63 West Third Avenue, Huntington, WV. The Concert, featuring the Backyard Dixie Jazz Stompers with special guest Sandy Byrd, will be from 7-9 p.m. with FREE admission. There will be refreshments, as well as a Live Auction. For more details call 304-5226991.

Carter Reunion Descendants of Rev. George W. Carter (1816 – 1884) will hold a reunion on June 22, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Pumpkin

Park Fairgrounds, Milton. For more information, call Gloria at 765-472-7537.

Vendor Spaces at Cabell County Fair 2013 Cabell County Fair - July 22-27, 2013, Monday-Saturday To all arts & craft artisans, commercial vendors, non-profit organizations or individuals wishing to obtain a vendor space at this year’s fair: Anyone wishing to exhibit at the fair this year will be given one (1) 10x10 booth space under the shelter free! Any additional 10x10 spaces will cost $35.00 per space. These spaces are limited. There are only forty spaces available. Application and fees must be returned to the Cabell County Fair Board, Inc. post office box listed below to be considered valid. No applications will be accepted online or in person. Deadline for applications and fees is June 30th. Payments and reservations received after June 30th will incur an additional $25.00. • Daily admission must be paid. Fair passes are available for the week or daily admission is $8.00 per day. For more information contact the fair by email at ccfnonfoodvendors@ymail.com or by going to cabellcountyfair.org website and click on vendor information. Download the application and additional information. Remember the free space is for 10 x10 under shelter only. In order to get a free space (while they last) your application must be sent to P.O. Box 433, Milton, WV.

WV Pumpkin Festival Children’s Pageant The 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Children’s Pageants will be held Saturday, August 24th at 12:00 p.m. at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton, WV. The pageant is open to Girls ages 0-12 years and Boys ages 0-5. For more information or an application go to www.wvpumpkinpark.com or call 304-6388115.

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.

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CWAB Meeting – June 18th 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.

Cabell County Fair accepting Applications for Booths The Cabell County Fair is being held in Milton, WV July 23-27. We are now accepting registration applications for booths for arts/crafts, businesses, and nonprofits until June 30th. Booths must be manned during all fair operation hours from 3pm to 11pm Tues. through Sat. 10 x 10 ft. booths are free and double booths are $35/ week. If interested please email paganodenna@yahoo.com or call 304-521-3484 with questions or for registration forms.

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

Cabell County Library offers Scrapbooking Classes The Cabell County Public Library offers scrapbook classes every third Monday of the month.

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

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

The Cabell Standard 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.

5K Run/Walk for Sight Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind presents its 11th Annual “5K Run/Walk for Sight” on Saturday, August 17th at Ritter Park in Huntington, beginning at 9 a.m. Age group awards; free refreshments; T-shirts available. Call 304-522-6991 or visit www.cabellwayne.org for registration form.

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 304-360-0072.

Squire Parson in Concert Squire Parsons, Author of "Sweet Beulah Land" and hundreds of gospel songs, will be in concert at Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, June 23 in the 11 am worship service. A love offering will be taken. The church is located at 3750 Howell's Mill Road in Ona, WV. Directions may be found at beulahann.org, or call 304-743-5854. Pastor Paul Meadows and the congregation welcome you to join us in worship with Squire.


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50th year of operation - Climb Cheat Mountain on the Cass Scenic Railroad in 2013 Golden Anniversary Run Scheduled June 15 GREEN BANK, WV – In 1900, a community’s economy would rely on logging timber on Cheat Mountain and the mill operations in town. Cass, West Virginia, was a logging town. In 1960, after years of operation, that industry was worked out and regeneration of a different forest and community would begin again. On June 15, 1963, that new economy would become Cass Scenic Railroad, a tourist train. Shay No. 4 (and No. 1) departed the depot at 10:30 a.m. with the passengers riding in four converted flat car took the inaugural run. Since then, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park has continued to preserve railroad history and community. On Saturday, June 15, 2013, 50 years to the date and hour, Shay No. 4 will once again haul its “people cargo” up Cheat Mountain to Whittaker Station to commemorate what has become an icon for the Mountain State’s tourism industry – Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Tickets for this Golden Anniversary run are limited to 240 passengers and may be purchased in advance. Cass Scenic Railroad begins daily trips on May 24 and continues through October 27, 2013. Except for major Monday holidays, trips are not scheduled on Mondays and for 10 days midweek in early September. Train fares are $18 weekday and $21 weekends for adults to Whittaker Station; $13 and $16 for youth fare in the summer and slightly more in Fall Foliage season that

Pictured: Cass Shay #4 Engine. begins September 20. For ticket information and advance ticket sales, call Cass Scenic Railroad at 304-456-4300 or visit www.cassrailroad.com . Other special train runs at Cass Scenic Railroad in 2013 include: Heisler/Old Spruce Run – May 25, June 20, July 20, July 27, August 31, September 21 Special runs to Old Spruce depart at 10:30 a.m. with Heisler #6 working the rails. This locomotive was built in 1929 for the Bostonia Coal and Clay Products Company of New Bethlehem PA as their #20, and is Heisler #6 today at Cass Scenic Railroad. She's a standard class C-90 3 truck Heisler. Advance ticket

purchases are encouraged. Evening Dinner Train with Entertainment – June 1, June 22, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24 Evening dinner trains feature musical entertainment, a train ride to Whittaker Station and a wonderful buffet-style meal. Dinner trains depart at 5:15 p.m. from the Cass Depot and advance reservations are required. 50th Anniversary Run – June 15 Individuals with advance ticket purchases for the 10:30 a.m. departure to Whittaker Station will help mark the 50th anniversary run. Tickets will be sold in advance and are limited to 240. A second Whittaker Run de-

parts at 2 p.m. A Bald Knob Run departs at noon. For ticket information and purchase, call 304456-4300 Double Header to Bald Knob – June 16, July 5, August 11, September 22 Four Sunday trips to Bald Knob, which depart at noon, will feature a double header which would have been typical of a run in logging years. Prices remain the same as typical Bald Knob fares, but on these Sundays it is double locomotive power. New Moon Run - Lunar Express Series – July 9, August 6 A new moon means dark skies for this trip. There are two “New Moon” runs in 2013. Departing the depot at 8 p.m., (that's right, 8 p.m.) the train climbs to Whittaker Station. This Lunar Express will host 100 passengers. The Great Train Race – July 13 A special run to Old Spruce departs at 10:30 a.m. This run features a double header and part of the great train race event; music and food. This event is in conjunction with the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad. Ticket sales to ride Cass Scenic Railroad with Shay No. 6 for this event can be made by phoning 304-6369477. Full Moon Run - Lunar Express Series – August 20, September 19 These are two special evening “Full Moon” runs that travel to Bald Knob, departing the depot at 8 p.m. with a short stop at Whittaker and then proceeding to Bald Knob. There will be a stop

Barboursville man sentenced to 14 months for illegal Firearm Possession HUNTINGTON – A Barboursville man has been sentenced to one year and two months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for illegal firearm possession. Kenneth Richard Nance, 43, of Barboursville, had previously pleaded guilty in March to possession of a firearm by a person subject to a domestic violence protection order. He was sentenced on Monday, June 3, in U.S. District Court in Huntington by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers. On Dec. 7, 2011, Nance pos-

sessed a Raven .25-caliber pistol. At the time Nance possessed the firearm, he was subject to a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) issued by the Family Court of Cabell County. Nance knew that the DVPO was in effect at the time he possessed the firearm in December 2011. The defendant also knew it was illegal to possess a firearm or ammunition while the DVPO was in effect. The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the ATF, the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police. Assistant United States

Attorney Lisa Johnston handled the prosecution. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a nationwide commitment to

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at Oats Run for water and moonlight visit at West Virginia’s second highest natural elevation. Return to depot by 12:30 a.m. Halloween Train – October 26 The “Haunted Train” ride to Whittaker Station on the last Saturday in October is filled with ghostly surprises for all. It includes a rare night descent back to Cass is part of the experience. Train departs the depot at 6 p.m. Passengers are encouraged to wear costumes. About Shay No. 4 – The 50th Anniversary Locomotive Looking like she did in 1963 with no signs of aging or slowing down, Shay No. 4 will do the honors on June 15, 2013, 50 years to the date of the inaugural run of Cass Scenic Railroad as a tourist train and destination. Specifications – Builder No. 3189. Class: C-70. Bore: 12 inches. Drivers: 36 inches. Trucks: 3. Weight: 80 tons. Date in service: December 9, 1922 Originally numbered 5, this Shay began service at Birch Valley Lumber Company, Tioga, West Virginia in 1922. Mower Lumber Company at Cass, West Virginia acquired the engine in 1943 and re-numbered it No. 4. Shay Number 4 represents typical Lima Class C-70 locomotives built for West Virginia loggers during the 1920s. With its wellproportioned diamond stack and arch-windowed cab, Shay No. 4 is a very traditional locomotive. To learn more about Cass Scenic Railroad, visit www.cassrailroad.com or call 304-456-4300.

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

Skillet Chicken Nachos Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4inch pieces 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup) 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed 1 can (7 oz) whole kernel sweet corn, drained 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz) 6 oz tortilla chips (about 42 chips)

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Art by Natalie Larson

1/4 cup cilantro

chopped

fresh

Directions: In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center. Stir in taco seasoning mix, tomato sauce, bell pepper, beans, corn and 1 cup of the cheese. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and cheese is melted. Divide tortilla chips between 6 plates. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over chips. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and the cilantro.

“FATHERS, DADS, POPS” Thought for the week: And, ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 (KJV) This coming Sunday, we honor Father’s Day. We all have memories that stand out in our minds, about our fathers. One of my favorite, Is after the supper meal, my Poppy, would say “jump in the truck, we’ll go up the road”. He worked for the gas company, and drove the company vehicle, which was a bright orange Columbia gas truck. We would visit aunts and uncles and then stop at the local store, where Mr. Ball would sit me on the store counter and give me candy or ice cream. I vowed when I grew up, I would marry Mr. Ball; he was not married, but there would have been about a 30 year age difference. In the late forty’s everybody

who had some land, grew tobacco to sell. A tobacco allotment it was called. So while driving past others tobacco crops, my Poppy would always comment on whose tobacco was doing the best, especially after a hard spring rain shower...it was as if he was an inspector, making sure all tobacco and gardens were growing well. All fathers have a tremendous job to do, providing for their families, it is a born instinct to take care of their loved ones, making sure they are housed, clothed and fed; there are many fathers who go without their needs to make sure their family comes first. Today it is the same for Mothers - the Jan. 2010 US. Labor statistics shows 64.2 million women receiving a paycheck, compared with 63.4 million men. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandant

The Cabell Standard with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Ephesians 6; 2-3. The first observance of Father’s Day actually took place in Fairmont, WV. on July 5th 1908 - it was to celebrate the lives of the 210 fathers who lost their lives in the Monongahela mining disaster on Dec. 6th 1907. After many bills in congress, it was not until 1966 Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day; then in 1972 president Richard Nixon signed it into law. What took so long to decide on a date so important as to honor our fathers? A Sunday school teacher, began her lesson with a question, “Boys and girls, what do we know about God?” A four year old hand, shot up into the air, “HE IS A ARTIST’’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ‘’Really, how do you know?” The teacher asked. “YOU KNOW - OUR FATHER, WHO DOES ART IN HEAVEN.” Prayer: Our father, who art in heaven,Thank you, for being our HEAVENLY father, and bless all fathers wherever this day. Amen.

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Marshall Recreation Center to host Chamber Business After Hours - June 20 Marshall Recreation Center will present the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, June 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the center, 402 Thundering Herd Drive, Huntington. Business After Hours is designed

as a premier networking event for members of the business community. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $15 per member if registered in advance; $20 non-member/walk-ins. To RSVP, call the Chamber at (304) 5255131.

June Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Lynwood Adkins - June 12 Ray E. Nichols - June 6 Claire Hoyt – June 9 Shari Fleming Brenda Foster Grant Hayden Morine Hayden Patricia Hopkins Ralph Hutchinson June James Sharon Thompson Wesley Thompson Alice Casey Mallory Jarrell Jessi Pierson Steve Burcham Barbara Brooks Brian Jarrell

Patricia Jarvis Martha Jenkins Tarish Johnson Hana Jones Billy Kinder Greg Lipscomb Susan Lipscomb Deborah Manning Barbara Mayes HIldred Vernaye Maynard Ronnie Mayes Charles McElfish Cledith Meadows Nancy Melton Curtis Moore Vicki Mullins Marion Neal

If you - or someone you know - will be celebratrating a birthday in the coming months... Call 304-743-6731 and give us their name - OR just email the information to trudyblack@thecabellstandard.com

exist. Many of the halls he walked through have been updated and renovated. Caldwell started at Highlawn Elementary then moved on to Winslow Jr. High, Central Elementary, Merritt’s Creek Elementary, Washington Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Monroe Elementary and Milton Elementary. From teaching to coaching and leading as principal, the area resident has molded the minds of thousands. His journey started during a summer job at a Wheeling playground. “I enjoyed working with the kids there,” he said. “So, I decided to become a teacher.” The love for working with children grew as Caldwell’s career blossomed. To him, every classroom became his family. “They were my kids - my family,” Caldwell said. “I’ve taught children, who went on to be doctors, teachers, company starters and successful leaders.” After nearly a half-century of working in the Cabell County school system, Caldwell decided to retire. It was not an easy choice, and thus remains a bittersweet one. “I’ve had mixed emotions,” he said. “Recently, one of my teachers retired - I agree with what he said - “go out with people wondering why I’m leaving rather

than when am I going to leave.” According to teachers, students and friends, Caldwell accomplished this. Davis Creek Elementary Principal Viki Caldwell has been married to her husband for more than 40 years. She has watched his inspiring passion for children, firsthand. “Through the years, the whole time, he always put children first in everything,” Caldwell said. “Adults still remember him and his influence on them.” She met Caldwell during teacher training at Highlawn Elementary. Their love soared from there. Caldwell looks at her husband as more than a teacher, principal and administrative assistant, but rather, a selfless man who placed the wellbeing of children above himself. “He worked closely with many kids who may have come from broken homes - he had high expectations that he made sure they achieved,” she said. “He still keeps in touch with many of them.” Culloden Elementary Principal Debbie Smith looks at her colleague as a father-like role model. In 1989, she taught at Milton Elementary. Caldwell was the principal. Even then, his love for the school was undeniable, she said. “You could just tell he loved

what he did,” Smith said, smiling. The Culloden school leader recalled a day, more than 10 years ago, when Caldwell spoke of a goal for his Milton school. “I want to make this a National Title I Distinguished School,” he boldly declared. The two applied for that honor. Shortly after, the school achieved it. More importantly than receiving awards, Smith remembers the impact students received from her mentor. “Every day in the halls, Denny was always smiling, hugging kids and making it a happy place,” she said. “His heart was there.” Caldwell always placed reading as the core skill every child should achieve. Every year, when parents enrolled boys and girls into kindergarten, the caring school leader would give them a book at registration. That legacy still lives on today with Smith. “I still do that now,” she said. There are 19 elementary schools in Cabell County. Caldwell has been involved in nearly all of them. Many principals and teachers received their training from Caldwell. “Humble is a good word to describe him - we’ve said goodbye to a great asset,” Smith said. “We’re all basically his children.”

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Arson Investigation Heats Up By Justin Waybright justin@thecabellstandard.com

MILTON - State Fire Marshals completed another link in the chain of their arson investigation. In late May, they charged the second person, connected to a March 15 fire. After making their first arrest of Donovan Smith, authorities quickly found his brother Kenneth Luke Holden of South Point, Ohio. Authorities charged Holden with eight felonies, including burglary and arson. The 24year-old was already incarcerated at the Western Regional Jail when State Fire Marshals

Another link in the chain - State Fire Marshals charge Kenneth Holden with eight felonies, related to burglary and arson, stemming from a March fire. Courtesy Photo executed the warrant May 24. The charges that originally landed him in jail in April stemmed from grand larceny

and burglary in an unrelated incident. “The case is coming together, and it’s awesome it’s moved forward the way it has” said Asst. State Fire Marshal Tim Chastain. “We’ll have one more.” Chastain is one of 12 investigators in the state. He has racked up more than 100 cases since last July. Arson is always a challenging one to solve for investigators. “It’s a hard crime to investigate because a lot of times the physical evidence burns in the fire,” he said. As of Tuesday, June 4th, Holden remained in Western Regional Jail, pending a $200,000 bond, according to booking records.

Culloden Elementary named a School of Excellence STAFF REPORT CULLODEN - Culloden Elementary School has been named a School of Excellence by the West Virginia Department of Education for the 2013-2014 school year. Culloden Elementary was one of only 10 schools statewide to be named a School of Excellence and the only one in Cabell County. "I offer my congratulations to the principals, teachers, parents and students for their hard work and dedication to helping their

school become a School of Excellence," said state Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares. "These schools have shown how to continually exceed the academic bar and they deserve this recognition." Schools of Excellence are selected based on the following criteria: a rigorous and challenging curriculum; a safe and drugfree learning environment; participatory leadership; active teaching and learning; an environment that strengthens teacher skills; documented stu-

dent achievement; and implementing advanced and innovated programs. Individual school applications were reviewed by a panel to determine where site visits should occur. During the site visits, the schools provided the site visitors with verification and documentation to support a final recommendation for recognition. Schools will be recognized with a reception and banquet on Oct. 9 at the Clay Center in Charleston.

Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society offers day trip to Greenbrier HUNTINGTON - The Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society is offering a day trip to the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., on June 21 in celebration of the state's 150th birthday. Passengers can depart from either Huntington or Charleston and travel via private historic railroad cars, enjoying a buffet breakfast aboard the train. The train will wind through the New River Gorge and the Greenbrier Valley en route to its destination. Travelers will have a buffet luncheon, bunker tour and afternoon tea at the Greenbrier

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as well as time to explore the resort and its shops before boarding a motorcoach for home. The return trip will stop at Tamarack.

Tickets are $279 per person. Call 866-639-7487 for more information or to make reservations.

Velma’sView By Velma Kitchens Walkie Talkies I saw my aunt Claudia in the grocery store today, as I did the last time I saw her - and she said she did not remember giving me a cigarette. Well, we both are getting older, ha-ha, but I do remember. Anyway, she had 2 walkie talkies and I know she will remember the walkie talkies. On Buzzard Creek we made our own entertainment. We would play outside all day and then stay out and catch the lightening bugs until it was time to come inside. One sunny day on Buzzard Creek, Claudia and I took a walk as I was staying with her. I usually remember Buzzard Creek in the summer, but I have stayed in the winter also. Claudia and I took a walk down the road, she one direction and I in the other. She would talk to me and I would talk back to her. We decided one day to get under the electric wire which ran from pole to pole and did we ever hit pay dirt! We could hear the electric workers or whoever they were talking to each other and we had a connection to the outside world. I could have listened to them forever. We would talk but no one heard us, of course. We stayed out all afternoon talking and listening on the walkie talkies. Now we have cell phones, telephones and all these other gadgets and we say we are connected. We may be connected to the outside world but I really enjoyed the walkie talkies. My mom bought a police scanner once and we listened one Friday evening and I don't know how the police do their jobs with all the tom-foolery going on. The one call that stands out in my mind is when the police pulled over a girl and asked for her driver’s license but they were not hers. She was using someone else’s driver’s license. How bright is that? Anyway, Mom got rid of the scanner, really aggravating after awhile, but those walkie talkies sure were fun for a little girl one summer.

Prestera Center to offer “Summer Recovathon 2013 HUNTINGTON - Prestera Center will offer a “Summer Recovathon 2013”. Alumni of Prestera Center’s addictions recovery programs, their families and friends are welcome to come for a day of great grilled food, fun and fellowship. Live entertainment and guest speakers are featured. The

Summer Recovathon will be held on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 pm at the Barnett Center at 1524 Tenth Avenue in Huntington WV. For additional details, contact Thomas Freeman at (304) 5257851, X4512 or e-mail to Thomas.Freeman@prestera.org.

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Fishing made in America

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr. davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com

Look around next time you are shopping for tackle.

You'd be surprised just how much fishing tackle is made in the United States – I try to buy those when I can. Americans have designed much of the world's most innovative lures, many of which created amazing stories of entrepreneurship rivaled only by Finland's Lauri Rapala. One of those designers, Dan Galbincea, of Liberty Steel, Ohio, ran a charter boat service after returning home from World War II, where he served in the Army's 17th Airborne. He had a wife and six children, but quit his job to open a tackle shop and caught the walleye bug when he started fishing Lake Erie. At the time, most walleye fishermen were using spinners and worked to perfect one with a weight-forward design. That lure made him a leg-

end. Here's the story of how he named it: his wife Helen, wanted him to stay home, at least for once, instead of fishing on Lake Erie. With a bit of passive-aggressiveness, she said, "fine, go to your Erie, dearie." Today the Erie Dearie is the top-selling walleye lure in the United States and the lure is quite productive for other fish as well. The Erie Dearie still sells at a price competitive with those of Asian imports. Best of all, it's still made in America. RDLM LLC, the company that owns Erie Dearie, also owns Carlson tackle, maker of some well-known lures, such as Mr. Wiggly. Virtually everything the company offers, with a couple of exceptions (one is the snag-free sinker), is made in the United States.

There are several others who still make lures in the United States, including Mann's Bait Company and Voyager Tackle. Don't forget the smaller operations, either. One could even stock an entire tacklebox with lures made in West Virginia, such as the spinners and flies made by Joe's Flies in Harrison County. You'll find them in a lot of stores, even the bigger chain stores. Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing, especially with reels. I'm sure there are others, but one truly American reel that comes to mind is Newell. If you see a reel with "made in America" stamped on the handle, take it apart before you buy it and see if you see "China" anywhere inside. So, there's not a lot of reels made in American anymore. That doesn't mean it's hard to fish with

one. Most of the fishing reels made from the 1920s to 1960s were produced in great numbers, most companies made the same model for decades and fishing reels are something people generally keep for years. Thus, they typically – with some exceptions – aren't worth much. These old American reels, most of them much better built than anything available today, are fairly easy to find. You can often find them at yard sales, flea markets and antique shops. The best source, I believe, is EBay. That's where I bought my fly reel, an ambidextrous Pflueger Medalist fly reel from the 1940s. I have fished with that reel for more than 10 years. Contact writer David Payne at davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com.

cently, the first class of “wildlife detector dogs” and their handlers graduated from training in searching for protected species. In coming weeks, they will be stationed at key ports of entry around the country, searching for wildlife smuggled across U.S. borders. The four retrievers – named Viper, Butter, Lancer and Locket – have been trained as part of a national effort to stem the growing trade in threatened animal parts such as elephant ivory and rhino horn. Back to invasive species: The snakehead from Asia has infested a lot of U.S. waters. They are a very strange creature, they can actually come out of the water and walk to another body of water. The Marine Corps did its part to thin Virginia snakehead numbers by holding a snakehead tournament near Quantico, VA on June

7. That tournament has likely produced a world-record snakehead. Caleb Newton caught a 17pound, 6-ounce snakehead from the Potomac River tributary near Ashland, Va. He landed the fish into his boat Saturday using 15pound test line and a light rod. The current International Game Fish Association world record snakehead is a Godzilla-sized 17pound, 4-ounce beast caught in Japan in 2004. Newton, 27, said the fish was so large it barely fit into his ice chest. If you want to see one up close, you can actually buy them in a jar at the Asian supermarket in South Charleston, about a block from Gorby's Music (and on the same street). I'm not making this up. The snakeheads are dead, of course, and packed in a jar for consumption. davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com.

Outdoors Roundup From the recently-concluded WestVirginia Spring Gobbler season: Hunters in Putnam County harvested 221 birds, up from 196 the year before. Hunters in Cabell County harvested 132 birds, up three turkeys from the year before. The top 10 counties were Preston with a kill of 403, Mason (360), Harrison (355), Kanawha (327), Ritchie (325), Jackson (312), Greenbrier (309), Wood (308), McDowell (305) and Marshall (301). I've got a terrible case of poison ivy. What gives you that itchy rash is a substance called urishol oil that is found in the plants. My exposure came from weedeating the riverbank at my parents' house. If you wash the poison-ivy oil off with soap and water within a few minutes after exposure, you can usually prevent any problems.

There's a new West Virginia state record for rainbow trout. Tony Corbin, Gerrardstown, caught a 30.5-inch, 17.31-pound fish from a private pond in Berkeley County. He caught the record rainbow using a swimbait on 10pound test line. The previous weight record for rainbow trout was a 15.65-pound fish caught by Aaron Propps from another private pond in 2005. The state record length remains a 31.7-inch rainbow caught by John P. Arnett in 1993 at Stonecoal Lake. Minnesota is now using dogs to sniff out zebra mussels. Minnesota has about a bazillion lakes – and officials are trying to keep zebra mussels out. Zebra mussels are originally from streams in Russia, but have spread to North America in the bilge tanks of cargo vessels. They can also spread via smaller craft.

Unlike Minnesota, most of our waters are connected and you'll see zebra mussels in a lot of them. They are fairly small and very numerous, you'll find them in the Kanawha and Ohio rivers especially. Freshwater drum will eat them and apparently they eat quite a bit of them, but don't put much of a dent in the invasive-mussel population. If you fish for freshwater drum, you might notice red, irritated tissue around their rear ends. That's from passing half-digested zebra-mussel shells. The People's Republic of California is already using dogs to sniff out invasive species on boats and the Minnesota officials went there for training. Speaking of dogs: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is also using dogs to sniff out cargo coming from outside the country. Re-

Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t Feed the Bears! DNR reminds all WV residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law, as well as a misguided disservice to our state animal, according to Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader for the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. “Some people will illegally set out food so they can get a closer look at this often secretive animal,” Carpenter said. “However, these actions often lead to the destruction of the bear. Bear movements are tied to food sources. Bears that roam in and around residential areas in search of food are less likely to stay if they do not find anything to eat.”

Capturing and moving bears that have become accustomed to humans is a costly and often ineffective way of addressing the problem, especially if it just moves the problem from one place to another. Human/bear interactions increase during the spring and summer for several reasons. Natural food sources are at their lowest point when bears leave their dens in the spring. Bears often spend several weeks feeding on green vegetation while continuing to lose weight. High-energy foods such as serviceberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries do not become available until later in the

summer. In addition, the bear breeding season, which peaks from late June through July, puts many bears on the move. During the breeding season, males will cover large areas while searching for females. This is also the time of year when adult female bears will chase off their yearlings so that they may breed again. Human-related food sources are higher in calories and easier to obtain than natural foods. All bears, especially yearlings that are on their own for the first time, will take advantage of easy food sources. Bears will continue on their way if they do not find easy food. Bears quickly become habitu-

ated to handouts in the form of trash, bird seed, pet food and feed placed out for other animals, and lose their fear of humans. They then resort to raiding garbage, outdoor freezers, storage sheds, vehicles and other structures associated with people. “The unintentional feeding of black bears is something that can be prevented, “Carpenter said. “Garbage should be secured in a bear-proof facility and placed out for collection on the morning of pick-up, not the night before. Food scraps that produce large amounts of odor should be sealed in a plastic bag before being placed in the trash. Food scraps should not be

placed in a compost pile during the summer months. Residents should remove all outside pet food at night, and bird feeders should be taken down, cleaned, and stored until late fall to further discourage bears from feeding around human habitation. If you do not remove food attractants until after a bear has become a nuisance, you may have caused the death of that animal.” Feeding of any wildlife should be avoided for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to, disease transmission, increased predation, habitat destruction around the feeding site, ethical concerns, and the animal’s overall health.


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Governor Tomblin announces Lonestar And Ronnie Milsap To Headline 150th Birthday Celebration Outdoor concert set for Capitol steps on June 22 CHARLESTON - A pair of bigname country music acts will headline West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration later this month, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced. Multi-platinum quartet Lonestar and country music legend Ronnie Milsap will cap a weekend of sesquicentennial festivities with a June 22 concert on the State Capitol steps. "This is a show I can't wait to see," said Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. "Lonestar and Ronnie Milsap are superstar performers who've made some unforgettable music over the years---songs we all know by heart. Having them here at the Capitol will put a big exclamation point on our state's birthday party." Lonestar-featuring lead vocalist Richie McDonald, guitarist

Michael Britt, drummer Keech Rainwater, and keyboardist Dean Sams-has been thrilling music fans for more than 20 years, with three platinum-plus albums and 10 #1 country hits. The band's chart-topping songs include "Amazed," named 1999's Academy of Country Music Song of the Year, and 2003's "My Front Porch Looking In," which, like "Amazed," was Billboard's yearend country #1. Among Lonestar's other smash hits are "I'm Already There," "What About Now," "Smile," "Tell Her," and "No News." West Virginia's birthday isn't the only thing Lonestar has to celebrate this month. Today, the band releases its latest album, "Life As We Know It"--Lonestar's first full-length album

in over three years, and the first since the much-anticipated return of its original vocalist, Richie McDonald. Ronnie Milsap is one of the most successful and beloved country artists of all time. A sixtime Grammy winner, Milsap has recorded over 40 #1 hits during a career spanning four decades. Four of his albums have been named Country Music Association Album of the Year, and Milsap's career album sales exceed 35 million. Although best known as a country musician-and a near-certain future Country Music Hall of Famer-Milsap's remarkable career has transcended genres, covering styles from blues to R&B to pop to rock. Milsap is also a virtuoso live musician renowned as one of the most

entertaining concert performers in the business. Milsap will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. on June 22 and will be followed by Lonestar. The birthday celebration's daytime music lineup kicks off at 11 a.m. on June 22 and features a superb list of West Virginia artists including soul sensation Lady D, of Beckley; Lewisburg reggae funk band Vern's Pot O'Chili; Americana folk singer Christian Lopez of Martinsburg with his trio Joe Taxi; and the Davisson Brothers Band, rising country stars from Clarksburg. These artists will perform on the Capitol steps during the daytime festivities, entertaining the thousands of West Virginians expected to attend the celebration. The all-star musical slate is

part of West Virginia's 150th birthday festivities, which begin at the state Capitol on Thursday, June 20, and conclude Sunday, June 23. The celebration will include the ever-popular Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off, a classic car cruise-in, the unveiling of the Postal Service's West Virginia statehood stamp, food and craft vendors, the Vandalia Gathering, and three showings of a 3-D video spectacular that chronicles West Virginia's history and will be projected directly onto the face of the State Capitol. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the observances will end with fireworks shows by the world-famous Zambellis---the first family of fireworks. To view the complete schedule, visit: www.wv150.com.

Vandalia Gathering 2013 Contest Winners CHARLESTON - West Virginia’s champion old-time fiddle and banjo, bluegrass banjo, lap dulcimer, flatpick guitar and mandolin players competed for top honors on Saturday, May 25, 2013, during the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 37th annual Vandalia Gathering. Local winners were: Youth Old-Time Fiddle (age 15 and under) 3rd place - Chloe Sergent, Milton Lap Dulcimer (all ages) 1st place - Martha Turley, Ona Old-Time Banjo (59 and under)

1st place - Tim Bing, Huntington Flatpick Guitar (all ages) 2nd place - Jamie Rhodes, Culloden The Vandalia Gathering will be featured on Saturday, June 22, during the 150th birthday celebration at the state Capitol. Food and craft vendors will be plentiful on the capitol grounds. Concerts featuring some of the winners in mandolin, bluegrass and oldtime banjo, flatpick guitar, lap dulcimer and old-time fiddle contests and gospel singing will take place throughout the day. Competitions will be held for the

best pound cake, cupcake and maple cookie, as well as the annual Liars Contest. An outdoor dance stage will present heritage and ethnic dancing, traditional square dancing and flatfoot and clogging opportunities, with bands and callers on hand. The Old-Time-for-Young-’Uns area will provide a 4-H campfire experience for youth of all ages. The annual Vandalia Gathering is a free celebration of the traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts and foods of West Virginia. The Culture Center and State Capitol Complex grounds play host to this expanding family-

style gathering each year on Memorial Day weekend. The unique blending of ethnic and cultural heritage combines an atmosphere as comfortable as a family reunion with the excitement of a state fair. The statewide folk festival, named for the proposed 14th colony, pays tribute to the state’s ethnic heritage through a variety of exhibitions and programs. Vandalia Gathering is a program of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. For more information, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner and communications manager for the Division, at (304) 558-0220.

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 www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Charleston’s Sesquicentennial Houses Offer WV Day Tours CHARLESTON Three Charleston historic houses will host open houses in honor of West Virginia’s 150th birthday on June 20. The open houses are part of a special state Sesquicentennial project, “The Seven Sisters,” organized by a consortium of historic Charleston properties and organizations. The organizations involved in the project are the Craik-Patton House, Historic Glenwood Foundation, Charleston Historic Landmarks Commission and the West Virginia Humanities Council. In observance of the State Sesquicentennial the consortium is honoring seven historic Charleston houses that were standing on June 20, 1863. The “Seven Sisters” properties are:

Holly Grove Mansion (built in 1815), Colonel Henry Hewitt Wood House (1829), Craik-Patton House (1834), Augustus Ruffner House (1834), MacFarland-Hubbard House (1836), Littlepage Stone Mansion (1845) and Glenwood Estate (1852). On June 20, coordinated open houses will focus on the three houses with a public mission— Glenwood Estate, 800 Orchard Street; Craik-Patton House, 2809 Kanawha Boulevard East; and the MacFarland-Hubbard House, home to the West Virginia Humanities Council, at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard East. Open house hours are 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Glenwood; 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the MacFarland-Hubbard House, and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at

the Craik-Patton House. Billy Joe Peyton, chairman of the Charleston Historic Landmarks Commission, will give a talk on the history of Charleston’s built environment at the conclusion of the Craik-Patton House tour. The open houses and talk are free, and light refreshments will be available. Other activities related to the “Seven Sisters” project include exterior “badges” designed for the occasion and made available to

each property identifying it as a Sesquicentennial house. An informational brochure with a map, photographs and profiles of the houses will be available to the public at each site. The “Seven Sisters” project was

made possible with a grant from the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission. For more information contact Craik-Patton House at 304-925-5341 or the West Virginia Humanities Council at 304-346-8500.

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Milton Baptist Church recognizes Volunteers

Kelsey Dillon Morgan Raines

Kasey Madden Morgan Beaver Lexi Browning Brittany Cummings

Tiffani Webb

Sarah Adkins

Milton Baptist Church has a long proud history of volunteer service. Our youth volunteers are working to meet the needs of their neighborhoods and the community by reaching out and assisting other organizations such as Camp Cowen, Cabell Huntington, River Park, and St. Mary’s Hospitals, Little Victories, ECCHO, Huntington City Mission, and Girl Scouts. They have also helped with activities within our church like the UPWARD Sports, Bible and Sunday School, and Fun on the Lawn. In recognition of these outstanding achievements, Milton Baptist Church is proud to announce the ten recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for 2012, a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of volunteer commitment. Established in 2003, this new Award is

given by the President of the United States and honors individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months. Milton Baptist Church is extremely proud to join the President of the United States in recognizing the volunteers who consistently take the time to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers strengthen America and inspire others to get involved. We are proud to honor our volunteers who are answering the call with this Award. Please join us in congratulating them on this accomplishment. Cabell Midland High School Seniors Tiffani Webb (862 hours), Brittany Cummings (776 hours), Samantha Nugen (405.5 hours),

Bryce Raines Lexi Browning (349 hours), Kasey Madden (232 hours), Kelsey Dillon (160 hours), Morgan Beaver (150 hours), Morgan Raines (135.5 hours), Sarah Adkins (101 hours) Milton Middle School Bryce Raines (124.5 hours), Trey Blake (50.5 hours) Additional Scholarships and Awards: Tiffani Webb CMHS Library Science Award, CMHS Social Studies Student of the Year, National Consortium for Health Science Education through HOSA Scholarship, Health Science Technology Academy Full Tuition Scholarship, HSTA Student of the Year – Community Service, KEMBA Charleston Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Best Buy Scholarship, EQT Student of Excellence Program, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Scholarship Foun-

Trey Blake

Sam Nugen

dation, AXA Achievement Community Scholarship, National Honor & Merit Scholars Society, Barboursville Lions Club Scholarship, Barboursville Rotary Club Scholarship, 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Award – Distinguished Finalist, Kohl’s Cares Scholarship – Store Winner, Jefferson Award, A. Michael Perry MU Scholarship, WV Governor’s Service Award, and the Local, District, and State level winner for the VFW Scout of the Year Lexi Browning Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Scholarship Foundation, WV Promise, HOBY Youth Leadership Scholarship, Presiden-

tial & MaryWillis MU Scholarships Morgan Raines Shenandoah Scholarship for WVU, and CMHS Music / Theater award Brittany Cummings WV Promise Scholarship and Marshall's Presidential Scholarship Kasey Madden Library Science Award, WV Promise Scholarship, and Presidential & Mary Willis MU Scholarships Kelsey Dillon WV Promise Scholarship, Shenandoah Scholarship forWVU, and Universal Federal Credit Union scholarship.

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Shown at the head table are (L-R) Second Vice-District Governor Lion Karen HallDundas, First Vice-District Governor Lion Amanda Means, District Governor Lion Donna Pinkerman, Barboursville Leo Club Advisor Lion Charles Buzzard, District Leo Chair Lion Daniel Harper, and Past District Governor Lion John Pinkerman.

Newly elected president of the Barboursville Leo Club Emily Kinner is congratulated by District Leo Chair Lion Daniel Harper. Courtesy photo members enjoy serving their neighbors and watching positive results unfold. Following the history of the program on the national and international level, Lion Charlie Buzzard reviewed the history of the Leo program locally. He noted that there had been two Leo clubs that were school-based at Cabell Midland High School and Barboursville Middle School. Both clubs, sponsored by the Barboursville Lions Club, were successful for a number of years. However, due to a declining membership and attendance at meetings, it was decided by the board of directors of the Barboursville Lions Club to dissolve both clubs. Two years ago Lion Charlie Buzzard made a decision to start a community-based Alpha Leo club. This club takes in members from age 12 to age 18. He met with a select few members for the better part of these two years until Lion Tim Stephens, who joined the Barboursville Lions Club two months ago, was able to recruit several new members in the last couple of months. Before a Leo club can be certified, it must have at least 20 members. The Barboursville Leo Club became certified by Lions Clubs International on April 11, 2013, with 21 members. The certification ceremony pro-

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ceeded with the swearing in of the new officers for the year 2013-2014 by District Leo Chair Lion Daniel Harper. Members inducted were President Emily Kinner, Vice-president Isabella Vance, Secretary BethanyTomblin,Treasurer Jessica Burcham, and board member Gabriella Vance. District Governor Donna Pinkerman then inducted all the members into the Barboursville Leo Club. FirstVice-District Governor Amanda Means and Second Vice-District Governor Karen HallDundas pinned the new members. Finally all the members signed the Certificate of Organization (charter). Prior to this certification night the club has been operating in an unofficial capacity in the last two years. However, a select few members, including seniors Jacob Burcham, Lowell Farley, and Fiona Dundas, have raised over $2,000.00 for a number of causes including a StridesWalk to send type 1 diabetic children to Camp Kno-Koma, a special camp for diabetic children. Furthermore, it has raised money for Relay for Life, the Huntington Area Food Bank, and the Cabell Midland Food Pantry. With more members now operating in an official capacity, the club hopes to continue to raise money to meet the needs of the local community.

things can happen,” said McCroskey. Vision is what Kelley and his staff have. Into the future, they see an overhaul of the park’s pond and the addition of new lighting and fans in the music hall. The ultimate goal is to turn MPAC into a destination for the Tri-State. “With Blenko Glass and Camden Park nearby, this could be part of a destination - this has great possibilities,” said Kelley, looking out his window, toward the park. Recently, Kelley and his crew watched hundreds pour into MPAC to see Ernie Haase and Gold City perform. Dailey & Vincent is the next act, coming June 15. “We’ll grow as word gets out and we become more and more known,” said McCroskey. “Right now, gospel music is a big draw.” The fan is ready to enjoy a stellar performance by Dailey & Vincent. The six-member-bluegrassgospel-group from Nashville, Tennessee has released six albums with five of them making it on at least one Billboard albums chart. The band has won 13 awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and 23 awards from The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.

Coming soon - Dailey & Vincent will perform June 15. The Pumpkin Park staff is expecting a big turnout. Courtesy Photo In 2011, they received a Grammy Award nomination and won the 2011 Dove Award. In 2013, Dailey & Vincent received its second Grammy Award nomination. “I could listen to that group all night,” said McCroskey. “They’re one of the best bluegrass bands around and they do an excellent job.” Dailey & Vincent will perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday June 15. The cost for tickets is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

The next show is The Inspirations. This group will hit the stage 7:30 p.m. Saturday June 22. Tickets for Dailey & Vincent and The Inspirations can be purchased online at www.miltonpac.com or at Guiding Light Christian Bookstore at Merritt Creek Farm, Family Christian Bookstore at the Huntington Mall, Mustard Seed Christian Bookstore in South Point, Ohio. Or more information, call (304) 634-5857.

www.thecabellstandard.com COMING EVENTS DAILEY & VINCENT June 15th - 7:30 PM INSPIRATIONS June 22nd - 7:30 PM THE ISAACS July 6th - 7:00 PM MICHAEL COMBS September 7th - 7:00 PM

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Page 10 –Tuesday,June 11,2013 Across 1. Extend, in a way 6. Eastern ties 10. Arise 14. Howler 15. Santa ___, Calif. 16. 100 cents 17. KatarinaWitt, Olympic skater, e.g. 19. Bone-dry 20. Allot 21. Sometimes done with a check 23. Antiques and ___ 25. An ancient Greece headband 27. “Tarzan” extra 28. Hawaiian dish 29. “Let it stand” 32. Out of fashion 36. Indisposed (3 wds) 40. Itsy-bitsy 41. Brio 42. Anger 43. “Silent Spring” subject (abbrev.) 45. Free (from) 48. Underground 53. Monasteries 54. They’re boring 58. Acclivity 59. Aircraft course (2 wds) 61. Knowing, as a secret 62. Grasslands 63. Military slang for exploration of an area

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64. Be inclined 65. “Empedocles on ___“ (Matthew Arnold poem) 66. Crosses with loops

Down 1. Perlman of “Cheers” 2. Nestling falcons 3. 1987 Costner role 4. Attract 5. Wheeled vehicle drawn by a tractor (British) 6. “Catch-22” pilot 7. Melon-shaped ice cream dessert 8. Bartender on TV’s Pacific Princess 9. Safe places 10. One who does not pay his debts 11. Acoustic 12. Correspond 13. Bumps 18. Beat the draft? 22. Certain sorority woman 24. Carpenter’s machine 25. Strengthen, with “up” 26. Assistant 28. Place 30. Moray, e.g. 31. Tom Sawyer author 33. Climb 34. Arid 35. “... ___ he drove out of

sight” 37. From first to last (3 wds, hyphenated) 38. Actress Winona 39. Catch, as in a net 44. Knickknack 46. “Om,” e.g.

47. Closed 48. Nautical pole 49. Kidney waste product 50. Range rover 51. Found a new tenant for 52. ___ flu 55. 15-ball cluster

WORD SEARCH Angry Ants Asia Asked Bang Barked Barns Crow Daring Diet Done Dots Elder Elves Enemy Experiments Eyed Feet Finds Gran Greek Heap Heart Hens Heroes Knits Leap Lion

Load Loose Lots Mess Mouse News Ones Onto Other Ought Owns Park Pats Penny Pens Pick Piled Pity Pond Puppy Rail Rare Roses Scene Seen Seesaw Sell Ship

Side Sister Site Skinny Spun Stern Taxi Tiny Tone Tube Uses Vapor Vets Wake West We’ve Whose Wind Wins X-ray

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WILLIAM ROBERT ATKINSON William Robert Atkinson, 97, of Leon, W.Va., passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, at his home. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from the Chessie System Railroad. He was a Kentucky Colonel and was an ordained minister of Carroll Memorial Community Church in Lincoln County. William was born April 24, 1916, in Hamlin, W.Va., a son to the late Robert Lake and Mary Elizabeth (Carroll) Atkinson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Hudson) Atkinson; a son, William "Bobby" Atkinson; a daughter, Nancy Carroll Atkinson; and two sisters. William is survived by his daughter, Dora Jan Atkinson of Leon; grandchildren, William R. "Robby" Atkinson and his wife, Michelle of Barboursville, and Jason Bryant Burdette of Nashville, Tenn.; great-grandson, Brandon Tyler Atkinson; and his daughter-in-law, Kathy Atkinson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with Deacon Herskel Dailey officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Letart, W.Va., with graveside military honors provided by the W.Va. Honor Guard and the American Legion, Mason County Post #23. William's care was entrusted to

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CHARLOTTE HARDEN BLEDSOE Charlotte Harden Bledsoe, 60, of LaGrange, Ohio, formerly of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 2, 2013, at The Cleveland Clinic following a short illness. She was born April 13, 1953, in Milton, W.Va. Charlotte was the Secretarial Supervisor for The Lorain County Prosecutor's Office, where she was very dedicated to her job. She was a member of The Medina Church of Christ. Charlotte cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband, travel, and boating. Survivors include her husband of thirty-nine years, David; two sons, Shawn D. (Kristi) of Grafton, Ohio, Adam (Amanda) of Conway, Ark.; four grandchildren, Rachel, Audrey, Mason and Hunter. Additional survivors include her father Dallas Harden of Barboursville, W.Va.; a sister Kim Whitlow (Alan) of Dublin, Ohio; a brother Glen Harden (Sherry) of Barboursville. Charlotte was preceded in death by her mother Audrey Ginn Harden. Memorial services were held Thursday, June 6, 2013, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home, Elyria, Ohio, with Rodney Nulph officiating. Inurnment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Westlake, Ohio. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, assisted the family.

JACK ELLSWORTH DIAL Jack Ellsworth Dial, 88, of Milton, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Graveside services were conducted Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Milton Cemetery with Dr. David Lemming officiating. He was born May 19, 1925, in Cabell County, a son of the late John and Thelma Harshbarger Dial. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Branham Dial; and two sons, John Branham Dial and Gene William Dial. He is survived by his nephew, Lynn Howell; his niece, Brenda Howell; and a sister-in-law, Mary Garnet Howell. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton,

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RICHARD L. "RICK" ERWIN Richard L. "Rick" Erwin, 55, of Hurricane, left this earthly life for a better life on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Born August 17, 1957, in Milton, he was a son of Kathaleen Grant Erwin of Hurricane and the late Darrell M. Erwin. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Randy and Mark. Rick was a graduate of Hurricane High School and attended West Virginia University. He worked as a talented craftsman. He will be remembered for his kindness and the caring person he was. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. In addition to his mother, Rick is survived by his daughters, Anissa Erwin Powell of Winfield and Brooklynn Thacker of Culloden; his granddaughters, Chasity, Ashley and Kate Powell; a special friend, Leanne Hughes; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, in the Historic Sanctuary of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, with Pastor Ron McClung and the Rev. Lawrence Hoptry officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane assisted the family. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

JANET JUNE FRAZIER Janet June Frazier, 74, of Culloden, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at her home. Janet was born June 21, 1938, in Clarion County, Pa., to the late Harry and Dorothy Craig Horner. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Frazier and her brother, Craig Horner. Janet was a loving mother and she cared for her family very much. She was a former bus driver for Putnam County schools. Janet is survived by her sons, Richard Vance and his wife, Melody, of Pennsylvania, Stanley Vance and his wife, Tammy, of Culloden, Kevin Vance and his wife, Mary, of Culloden and Harold Vance and his wife, Nesa, of Pennsylvania; her sisters, Lillian Rettig, Norma Drayer and her husband, Hilton and Mary Charney and her husband, Bud and Linda Corbett and her husband, Don, all of Pennsylvania; her brothers, Darrell Horner and his wife, JoAnn and Larry "Butch" Horner and his wife, Sally, all of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Janet were held Thursday, May 30, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Burial was in Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church Cemetery. To share a memory of Janet or to express condolences, please visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

HOLLICE DALE "WORMY" GIBSON Hollice Dale "Wormy" Gibson, 89, of Barboursville, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Rev. Dr. John R. Sauvage and Rev. Ralph Sager. Burial was in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock. He was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Barboursville, W.Va., a son of the late Eustace "Bill" Gibson and Georgia Cyrus Gibson. He was a member of Steele Memorial United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of BASF. He was an avid golfer, helped start the Barboursville Fire Department and Little League Baseball in Barboursville and was also a former coach of the Babe Ruth Team. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Virginia Hatfield Gibson; one daughter, Melanie Sue Dorton; and one granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Dorton. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Ray of Barboursville; two grandsons, James (Sharon) Dorton of Biloxi, Miss., and Sam Dorton of Nebraska; two great-granddaughters, Madison and Savannah Dorton; and a special niece, Maxine Hodges of Hurricane, W.Va. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

NEVA JEAN GIBSON Neva Jean Gibson, 81, of Barboursville, formerly of Sharples, W.Va., died June 2. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6 at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville; burial was in Lucian Adkins Cemetery.

BETTY JANE GRAVELY Betty Jane Gravely (nee Wysong), 77, of Elyria, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Life Care Center of Elyria. Betty Jane was an Elyria resident for a total of 17 years and formerly resided in Ona, West Virginia. She was born in Barboursville, West Virginia, on March 11, 1936, and was a graduate of West Virginia State University in Institute, West Virginia. Betty Jane was an elementary school teacher for almost 30 years and retired from teaching in 1989. She taught locally in North Ridgeville City Schools and Elyria City Schools. She also taught in school districts in

southern Ohio, in both Chesapeake and South Point. Betty Jane enjoyed playing the piano and organ and was the church organist for many years at Lewis Memorial Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia, where she was a former member. Since moving to Elyria, Betty Jane was a member of First Baptist Church of Elyria. She is survived by one son, Brent Clay of Avon; three grandsons, Joshua, Justin and Jason Clay of Avon; one brother, Billy Joe Wysong (Mary), of Anstead, West Virginia; and four nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric Clay. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. Burial was at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, West Virginia. The family asks that memorial contributions are made to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

ELECTA T. HARMON Mrs. Electa T. Harmon, 98, of Ona, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord, Monday June 3, 2013, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Beard Mortuary, Huntington with Pastor Steven B. Hamrick of Community of Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House, W.Va. She was born April 18, 1915, in Scary, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles and Haidee Turley. She was a long-time retail clerk at various Huntington businesses. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Harmon, in 1976, and by two granddaughters. Surviving are daughter, Mary Beth and husband Robert Grizzell of Ona; two sons, Philip and wife Connie Harmon of Lexington, Ky., and David Harmon of Ocala, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great- great-grandchildren. The family requests donations are made to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Rd., Huntington, WV 25702. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Harmon family. Online condolences may be sent to www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

VIRGIL C. HARMON Virgil C. Harmon 58, of Lesage, WV passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Graveside services were con-


Page 12 –Tuesday,June 11,2013 ducted Friday, May 31, 2013, in the White Chapel Mausoleum Barboursville, with Pastor Mike Plants officiating. Burial followed. He was born October 28, 1954, in Huntington, a son of the late Clovis and Georgia Chambers Harmon. He attended Community Baptist Church, and had a passion for preaching and praying. Survivors include: two sisters and their spouses, Phyllis and Tice Shelton of Lesage, Darlene and Larry Plymale of Ona; two brothers, Ronnie Harmon of Proctorville, OH and Rick Harmon of Huntington; and a host of other family and friends.

CHARLES WILLARD "BILL" JORDAN Charles Willard "Bill" Jordan, 82, of Milton, formerly of Diamond, WV, went home to be with the Lord on June 2, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1930, in Diamond, WV, to the late Willard and Edna Jordan. He is survived by his loving wife, Opal Stowasser Jordan of 64 years; son, Billy Joe Jordan and wife Colleen Sue of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughters, Connie Basham and husband Bruce of Elkview, WV, Linda McDaniel and husband Richard of Dunbar, WV, Jeanette Lynn Jordan Hill and husband Kenny of Diamond, WV; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Bill retired from UMWA Mine Workers and was owner of Jordan's Feed and Supply in Diamond, WV, with his daughter Jeanette. He did what he loved to do the day he went with the Lord, he was raising cattle on his farm with his friend Pete Hayes. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Pastor Jeff Dailey. Burial was in Milton Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

DARRELL BLANTON LOONEY, JR. Darrell Blanton Looney, Jr., 77, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at his residence. Darrell was born September 23, 1935 in Milton, WV, a son of the late Darrell B. Looney, Sr., and Katherine Krepps Looney. A

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daughter, Elizabeth Ann Gibson; a son, David Blanton Looney; and a sister, Mary Ann Queen, also preceded him in death. He was a retired cable-splicing technician with Verizon Telephone Company, having been employed for 41-1/2 years, and was a member of the Army National Guard. He was a member of Cross Roads United Methodist Church; Telephone Pioneers; Western Star Lodge #11 AF&AM; and Guyandotte Chapter #89 OES. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Anita Louise Craig Looney; a son-in-law, Rocky Gibson of South Point, Ohio; two grandchildren, Aaron Gibson II and his wife Christy of Huntington and Morgan Gibson of South Point; and two great-grandchildren, Adrianna Elizabeth Fortner and Gage Joseph Gibson. Memorial services were conducted Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Cross Roads United Methodist with Pastor David Cartwright and Pastor Bill DeMoss officiating. Donations may be made to Cross Roads United Methodist Church. Private inurnment will be at a later date at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, assisted the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

FREDA MERRITT MAYNARD Freda Merritt Maynard, 87, of Barboursville, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Freda was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Barboursville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charlie and Flora Eva Hensley Merritt. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Lois Doore and Virginia Elizabeth "Jenny" Harris; three brothers, Carroll Merritt, Paul Merritt and Clero Merritt; a sonin-law, John Runyon; and a greatgrandson, Tyler Turner. She was a former employee of Honaker Photo Lab, Polans and Sylvania; and attended Farmdale Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Vickie and Mark Baldwin of Rio Grande, Ohio, and Valerie Runyon of Barboursville, with whom she made her home; and the father of her

children, Dorsey "Bud" Maynard of Rio Grande, Ohio. She was "Nanny" to her five grandchildren, Chasity Martinez and her husband Chris of Chesapeake, Ohio, Amber and Charles Turner of Poca, W.Va., Christina Wendall of Barboursville, W.Va., Travis Wamsley and his wife Beth of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Abigail Baldwin of Rio Grande, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren, Chance, Aidan and Ethan Martinez, Tristen Casto, Rebecca, Dylan and Brittany Turner and Corey Wendall; an unborn great-grandchild; and Wesley, Candice and Brycen Wright. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 31, 2013, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Minister Danny Evans officiating. Burial was in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio. The family wishes to express a special thanks to Dr. Tammy L. Bannister and the staff of the Hospice House for their loving care. Online condolence may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

PAUL CLINTON MCCALLISTER Paul Clinton McCallister, 82, of Huntington, W.Va., went home to be with God on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. He was born July 11, 1930, in Milton, W.Va., son of the late Thomas and Rosalie Chapman McCallister. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Tansy Jean McCallister; one sister, Jean Fry; and one brother, Dave McCallister. He is survived by two sons, Dwight Jarrell and Paul McCallister, and a special daughter-inlaw, Lynn McCallister; one daughter, Karen Gray; two adopted daughters, Kim Bowen and Tammy Midkiff and her husband Ray; four grandchildren, Michael McCallister and his wife Angie, Tiffany Newberry, Julie McCallister and Kagen Gray; six great-grandchildren, Will McCallister, Drew McCallister, Trey McCallister, Lila Davis, Riley Perry and Griffin Perry; and one sister, Ann Bryan. He retired from Special Metals and was a U.S. Army veteran. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 1, 2013, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va., by Rev. E.S. Harper. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/hall.

AMOS GORDON MERRY JR. Amos Gordon Merry Jr., 89, of Huntington died Saturday, June

The Cabell Standard 1, 2013 at the Woodlands Retirement Community, Huntington. He was born on September 10, 1923, in Huntington, a son of the late Amos Gordon and Inez Walker Merry. He was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Ann and J. Richard Damron. He graduated from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. He served during WWII in the United States Army, and later retired while serving in the Army Reserves as a Major. For many years, he had a great passion for working with horses. He raised Arabian horses and participated in horse shows around the US and Canada and won many national titles. He was a partner in the A. Gordon Merry Insurance Agency in Huntington. He was a member of the Brigadier Club, City Club, Noon Club, and the Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn McClung Merry; children Amos Gordon Merry III (Teresa McComas Merry) of Huntington, Margaret Merry McEvoy (Jeffrey) of Middletown, Md., William Walker Merry of Myrtle Beach , S.C. and Anne Merry Kowalski (Dr. Bruce Kowalski) of Burlington, NC. He is also survived by five granddaughters and one grandson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at KlingelCarpenter Mortuary, Huntington with The Rev. James H. Morgan officiating. A private family graveside service followed. The family would like to express their gratitude to the wonderful staff of the Woodlands Health Care and Hospice House. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709. You may also sign guest book and leave condolences for the family at www.klingelcarpenter.com.

KENNETH MINCER, JR. Kenneth L. Mincer Jr., 66, of Ona, WV, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013. He was born May 8, 1947 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Kenneth L. and Isabelle Platt Mincer. He was retired from CSX Railroad after thirty-eight years of service and was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Ken started Theta Xi fraternity and worked with the Boy Scouts Troop 92 for twenty years. He was also worked with the Milton Band Boosters from 1987-1989. He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas C. Mincer. He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Sandy Rembold Mincer; two sons, John K. (Kathy) Mincer of Tuscon, Arizona, and Jason K. Mincer of Ona, WV; one sister, Marcia Mincer of West Jefferson, North Carolina; two brothers, Larry (Linda) Mincer and Dane (Betty) Mincer, both of Greenville, PA; three grandchildren, Katelyn, Alex, and Nikko

Mincer; his mother-in-law, Eileen Rembold of Pittsburgh, PA; two sisters-in-law, Mary Rembold of Eglon, WV and Sandi Mincer of Mercer, PA; and nine nieces and nephews. Internment services were private. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709 or ECCHO, 1038 Smith Street, Milton, WV 25541. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

JACKIE LEE MOORE Jackie Lee Moore, 76, of Glenwood, W.Va., died May 29 in Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a truck driver. Graveside services were conducted Friday, May 31 at Highland Cemetery, Saltwell Road, Huntington. Reger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MARQUERITE DEEM NUTT Mrs. Marquerite Deem Nutt, 93, of Scott Depot, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Broadmore Assisted Living, Hurricane. Born January 9, 1920, in Stout, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Franklin A. and Marie Hodge Deem. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl F. Nutt; daughter, Diane Nutt Poe; and sisters, Mary Ellen Ginanna and Martha Ann Deem. Mrs. Nutt was retired from the West Virginia State Department of Education with 13 years of service. She was formerly employed by United States Property and Financial office of Point Pleasant; a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ, Scott Depot; also a graduate of Harrisville High School, class of 1937 and graduate of Portsmouth Interstate Business College; and a 46-year resident of Scott Depot. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Linda Nutt Groff of Scott Depot; son-in-law, Ted Poe of Huntington; granddaughter, Mrs. Marilyn Nottingham of Barboursville; grandsons, Mr. Michael G. Poe of Wilmington, N.C. and Carl David Groff of Scott Depot; great-grandchildren, Scott Nottingham of Barboursville, Staci Jordan of Barboursville, Jared Poe of Wilmington, N.C., Madison Poe of Wilmington, N.C. and Derek Poe of Wilmington, N.C.; and brothers, William A. Deem and Donald F. Deem, both of Harrisville. Funeral services were held Monday, June 3, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane, with Minister George Erwin officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Al-


The Cabell Standard bans. The family suggests donations are made to Pine Grove Church of Christ, P.O. Box 324, Scott Depot, WV 25560. Online condolences may also be made at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

SARAH DEACON REED Sarah Deacon Reed, 86, of Huntington passed away May 30, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 1, 2013, at

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Obituaries/Legal Notices Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, by Dr. David Lemming. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park. She was born November 3, 1926, in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson "A.J." Deacon and Mary Heise Deacon Eden. She was a retired employee of Huntington State Hospital, a longtime member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, and loved sewing, quilting, weaving, and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon C. Reed; brother, Lony Deacon; and sis-

ters, Betty Selby and Barbara Meadows. She is survived by three sons, Robin Reed and his wife Ann of Barboursville, Terry Reed and his wife Stephanie of Wilmington, N.C., and Britt Reed of Huntington; and four grandchildren, Missy Reed and Heather Reed of Huntington, and Joel and Susanna Reed of Wilmington, N.C. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of

arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, PO Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709.

KENDALL ANNE (SHUFF) SWANN Kendall Anne (Shuff ) Swann, infant daughter of Craig M. Swann and Elizabeth A. Shuff of Milton, W.Va., passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents,

Larry (Liz) Swann of Wilmington, N.C., Sharon Swann of Hampstead, N.C., and Ewell (Mary) Shuff of Huntington, W.Va.; greatgrandparents, John (Beth Anne) Cooney of Huntington; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses of the Perinatal Center and baby units of Cabell Huntington Hospital for their care and support. Services were private. Beard Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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All Saints Anglican Church -All Saints Anglican Church now meets at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3043Washington Boulevard, Huntington, WV at 2:30 in the afternoon. Fr. Mark Goldman, Priest-in-Charge. www.allsaintsanglicanchurch.org Everyone welcome!

Valley Rd., Huntington, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service 7 p.m.; Saturday Live Broadcast Service on 107.9 WEMM Radio 7 p.m. Pastor Jesse Lacy. Home - 304522-1128; Church – 304-5294855.

Barboursville First United Methodist Church -- Corner of Main and Water Streets, Barboursville, WV. Phone 304-7366251. Website www.gbgm-umc.org/bfumcwv/. Each Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School (Nursery provided); 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Judy Fisher, Pastor. Trina Smith, Music Director, Becky Baldwin, Organist.

Chestnut Grove Independent Baptist Church -- Dry Ridge Road, Milton. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 7 p.m. Wednesday Worship 7 p.m.; Wednesday night Kids 4 Truth Program, 7 p.m. Pastor, Mark Hesson. Phone 304-5629448.

Barker Ridge United Baptist Church -- Ona, WV, 25545. Pastor - Rev. Roger Smathers. Services – Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship 11 a.m.; Evening services Wednesday and Sunday 7 p.m. Bethel Baptist Church -- 1033 Shaw Ave., Milton, WV. David Taylor, Pastor. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Bible Study. Youth Service: Last Sunday of month, 7 p.m., Brook Lunsford & Dale Vickers, Youth Leaders. Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church -- Howell’s Mill Road, Ona. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship and Children’s Church 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, Children's Church, and Youth Meeting 7 pm; Wednesday Prayer Meeting, Children's Church, and Youth Meeting 7 pm. Pastor Paul R. Meadows., Phone 304-743-5854. Web site: beulahann.org. Bias UBI Church -- Dry Ridge Road, Milton, WV. Ronnie Brown, Pastor. Services – Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday evening service at 7 p.m.; Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Bowen Ridge Church -- Green

Church in the Valley -- The Church in the Valley, located at 1173 James River Turnpike, Milton, has Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m. (nursery provided). Sunday evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Children and Youth meet Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. Ron Page, Interim Pastor. Church phone 304-7434500. Everyone is welcome. Community Holiness Church Ohio River Road, Lesage, WV, 25537 Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning service 11:00 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday – 6 p.m. Pastor: Hewlett Trogdon. Community of Grace United Methodist Church -- 225 28th Street (corner 3rd Ave. & 28th St.), Huntington, WV 25702. Phone 304-525-3581. Pastor: Rev. Steven B. Hamrick; Associate Pastor: Rev. Keith Leap; Youth Director: Josh Webb. Times of Services: Sunday Early Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship – Sanctuary 10:00 a.m.; Sunday School 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday Youth Meeting 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Studies 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (with snack supper). Cooper Independent Church -Cooper Ridge Road, Milton, WV 25541. Pastor – Dale Henson. Sunday morning – 10:00 a.m.;

Sunday evening – 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday evening – 7:00 p.m. “Come, worship with us” Everyone welcome. Evergreen Hills Independent Fundamental Missionary Baptist Church -- 435 Heavens Hill Drive (Rt 60 to Lee’s Creek Road) Culloden. Pastor, Doug Bragg. Service Times: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night Youth Fellowship 6 p.m.; Adult worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Youth & Adults 6:30 p.m. worship service. Church: 743-8447 or for Bus service. Pastor: 743-8055. Everyone welcome. Gateway Christian Church -Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit www.gatewaychurch.net. Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. LOVE GOD – LOVE PEOPLE – SERVE. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hill. Good Hope Baptist Church Kilgore Creek Road, Milton. Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening 7 p.m. Youth group with leader Chris Venoy – Fridays at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Pastor: Chad Clark. Greenbottom Missionary Baptist Church -- 8110 Ohio River Road, Lesage, WV, 25537. Pastor David Blake. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Worship 7 p.m. Phone 304-416-1164 or 304-762-2651. Hall's Chapel E.U.B. Independent Church -- Hall's Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Independent Church, 4166 Blue Sulphur Road, Ona, holds Sunday services at 10 a.m. and 3

p.m. No weekday services are held. Highlawn Full Gospel Assembly Church -- 2485 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25703. Sunday morning 10:00 a.m.; Sunday evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Chapel Church -- Left Fork of Barkers Ridge Road, Glenwood, WV. Sunday Morning Services 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Services 7 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Services 7 p.m. Pastor – Mr. George Surgeon. Phone 304-762-2693. Everyone welcome. Lower Creek Methodist Church Three miles out Newman’s Branch Road, Milton. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning worship 11 a.m.; Evening service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study and Youth Group 7:00 p.m. Pastor – Jeff Dailey. Everyone welcome. Milton Apostolic Church -- Milton Apostolic Church, 1502 West Main St. Milton. Sunday school every Sunday at 10 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Thursday Bible study at 7 p.m. Milton Baptist Church --Corner Church & Pike Street, Milton, WV 25541, 304-743-3461. Allen Stewart, Senior Pastor; Tracy Mills, Associate Pastor Our Mission Statement: TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN Sunday: 1st service 9:30 am - Contemporary Nursery provided. Second service 11:00 am - Traditional Nursery provided. Sunday evening 6:00 pm Wednesday evening Bible Study 6:30 pm Nursery provided. Wednesday 7:30 pm -8:00 pm Milton Baptist Worship service on Website: miltonbaptistchurch.net. Anyone can access many items at any time on this site. Children's programs: Sunday 5:30 pm AWANA; 6:00 Youth. email...mltnbapt@verizon.net Milton Church of Christ -- 1702 2nd Street. 304-743-8045. Sunday services: Bible Study 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday – Bible Study 6 p.m. Minister – Bud Lucas. Milton United Methodist Church -- Corner of Smith & Church Streets, Milton. Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with nursery provided - Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Bible Study - Wednesday at 7:00

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p.m. All are welcome to come and be blessed to serve others. Pastor: Rev. Lynn Cartwright. Church Phone: 304-743-6461. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church -- Buff Creek Rd. Hurricane, WV. "Helping the hurt get out of the dirt" Service TimesSunday morning 10:00 am; Sunday eve. 6:00 pm; Wed. Eve Bible study 7:00 pm. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm. All area Churches welcome. Heaven is obtainable, Hell is avoidable. We still preach The Book, The Blood and, The Blessed Hope. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-617-2752. Oak Hill UBI Church -- 7243 Oak Hill Road, Lesage, WV, 25537. Pastor: James Jefferson Morning Services: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Church 11 a.m. Evening Services: Wednesday 7:00; Youth Services 7:00 p.m. (Youth & Junior Youth Director – Dave Reynolds); Sunday evening 7:00 p.m. Olive Missionary Baptist Church -- 6286 Little Seven Mile Road, Huntington. Sunday school 9:55 a.m.; Sunday morning worship service 10:55 a.m.; Sunday evening service 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday "Prayer Time and Bible Study" 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings Puggles & Cubbies and Know & Grow Club meets at 6:20 p.m.; Teen Youth Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Gordon Rutherford, Pastor and Russ Browning, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Minister. Phone: 304[736-6150]. Pleasant Valley Freewill Baptist Fudges Creek Road, Ona, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Evening Prayer Service 7 p.m. Pastor: Larry Saunders. Everyone welcome.

As a service to our community we will list your church in our weekly “Time For Service” free of charge as space provides. Just send us • The Name of Your Church • Where Your Church Is Located • The Days And Times of Church Services • Pastor’s Name • Phone Number P.O. Box 186 Culloden, WV 25510 Phone: 304-743-6731 Fax: 304-562-6214


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Valley Park:Waves of Potential

Sliding into fun - Children race down the park’s waterslides. Photo by Justin Waybright

By Justin Waybright justin@thecabellstandard.com

HURRICANE - A siren echoes throughout Valley Park. Children and adults race to jump into roaring waves. More than 1,500 people splashed into Waves of Fun during the weekend, according to pool records. The sun reflected off of mammoth waves, shiny slides and

guests from across the Tri-State. On a recent Friday, with school still in session, children and adults packed the wave pool. It was a pleasing sight for Putnam County Parks and Recreation Director Scott Williamson. “People love these waves,” he said. “You can hear everyone yell when they come up, and people make a mad dash to the pool.” Jamie Wright, manager of the wave pool is seeing early success and the fruits of his labor grow.

Waves of people - Adults and children enjoy a 90-degree day at Waves of Fun. Recently, guests from across the Tri-State poured into the newly updated county attraction. Photo by Justin Waybright Wright and his staff have logged countless hours, overhauling the pool during the past few months. “We’ve already had bigger crowds this week, compared to last year at this time,” he said. “I’m looking forward to a great season.” Near the entrance of the revamped pool, Milton resident Tammy Lunsford enjoyed fun in the sun with her granddaughter

Rilynn. Lunsford loves having a unique attraction within driving distance of her home. “Everything is great,” she said. “We have nothing like this anywhere close.” Seeing families have fun is what drives Williamson’s vision for parks in Putnam County. As he looks at the crowded pool, determination fills his eyes. “I’d like to see this expand into

a true waterpark with lazy rivers, lap pools - maybe go-kart racing, an arcade and a Myrtle Beachstyle mini-golf course,” Williamson said. “We’ve started efforts to move that direction, and this is an ideal location to pursue this.” The parks’ visionary continued, “That would put Putnam County at the top of the list.”

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