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Council Members aim to Clean up City By Justin Waybright justin@thecabellstandard.com

MILTON - Improvements dominated discussions during the Nov. 20 City Council Meeting. Council members debated on the idea to tear down five buildings; four of which are houses, and one church. The aging houses are ran-down and abandoned, council members said. It will cost about $25,000 for the entire demolition. A $3,000 grant was offered to help offset some of the burden on the city. The church and one house sit on Mason St. It will take about $9,000 to demolish these two buildings. Although city council members are on board for tearing down all the proposed properties, money is holding them back “The city cannot afford to do this now,” said Mayor Tom Canterbury. One resident in the audience spoke to the council. “Why not make the fire department burn them down as a training exercise,” she said. Canterbury replied, “It’s like everything else…It’s not like it used to be.” Another resident spoke, “A lot SEE CLEAN UP ON PAGE 4

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Cabell Huntington Hospital Home Health Department Receives National Recognition as a Top Agency for Seventh Consecutive Year HUNTINGTON - For the seventh consecutive year, Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Home Health Department received HomeCare Elite™ recognition from National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth as one of the country’s Top 500 home health agencies. Nearly 11,000 Medicare-certified agencies nationwide were considered for the award, and Cabell Huntington Hospital Home Health is one of only 13 programs in the nation – and the only program in West Virginia – to receive the award in each of the seven years it has been awarded. Cabell Huntington is also the only home health agency to receive the honor in the state of West Virginia and the Tri-State region. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality of care, patient experience, quality improvements, process measures implementation and financial performance.

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For the seventh consecutive year, the Cabell Huntington Hospital Home Health Department has been recognized as one of the country’s Top 500 home health agencies. “The 2012 HomeCare Elite™ winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community,” said Susan L. Henricks, Presi-

dent and COO of National Research Corporation. “This year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based

purchasing trends. We congratulate Cabell Huntington Hospital on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the counSEE HOSPITAL ON PAGE 4

Dogs trained to Offer Joy and Healing By Justin Waybright justin@thecabellstandard.com

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HUNTINGTON - They say a dog is a man’s best friend. After a few minutes with Paul Slone, this saying comes to life. Slone is the Executive Director of Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind (CWAB). Although visually impaired, Slone does not let it get him down. He smiles more than most that have 20/20 vision. “There’s not that much you can’t do,” he said, standing inside

a building dedicated to him. “You just have to adjust, and you can do it.” Slone lost his vision when he was in college. It never stopped him though. Since then, he has been successful, made a living, married and raised a family. “You can still function, carry on daily activities, even with vision loss,” Slone said. Moments later, he yelled “Sit,” to one of his dogs. The dog obeyed, and immediately sat. This dog, named Babe, is one of two that Slone and his wife Suzanne adopted from Little Vic-

tories Animal Rescue, in Ona. The other’s name is Whiskey. Slone described the transformation Babe underwent after she was adopted. “At first, she never wagged her tail, and didn’t show any emotion,” he said. “Now, she’s as happy as can be.” Suzanne laughed, “You should see them play together.” The Slones love their two furry friends. “I’m never alone, even when Suzanne is at work,” Paul said. “It’s a lot of responsibility, but they give you a lot of pleasure

too,” added Suzanne. But, Whiskey and Babe are being trained to do more than just provide pleasure to the Slones. Once certified, these two Sharpei mixes will provide hours of love and joy to people housed in local nursing homes and hospitals. They will be therapy dogs, and offer a special kind of healing that medicine cannot provide. CWAB has been serving residents of Cabell and Wayne counties for more than 25 years. This SEE DOGS ON PAGE 8

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Page 2 –Tuesday,November 27,2012 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).

Scrooge the Musical First Stage Theatre Company, Inc. presents Scrooge the Musical on November 30th, December 1st, 7th and 8th at 7:30 and December 2nd and 9th at 2:30 at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium, Huntington City Hall, 800 5th Avenue, Huntington. Adults - $12.00; Children and seniors $10.00. Group rates available 304-416-KIDS. Opening weekend Pottery Place will be there with “Scrooge” ornaments to paint for $10 on Friday the 30th and Saturday the 1st 6-7 p.m. Scrooge is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Book, Music and lyrics by Leslie Briusse.

“Joy of Christmas” Craft Sale Milton United Methodist Church - December 1 from 9AM to 3PM. Handmade items are sure to suit that hard to please person on your Christmas list. And, while you’re shopping, be sure to rest a while and enjoy a light lunch.

Food Drive Milton Veterans of the Foreign Wars Post 9796 will conduct a food drive for the local food bank on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 9 am until 5 pm. No perishables please. Please drop your food donations at the VFW Post next to Blenko Glass. If you would like to make a donation but don’t have transportation, please phone 304-972-8527 and one of our veterans will pick it up.

Annual "Lighting of the Nativity" Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 6286 Little Seven Mile

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Road, Huntington. Sunday school begins at 9:55 a.m.; morning worship service at 10:55 a.m. and Junior Church at 11:25 a.m. The annual "Lighting of the Nativity" will be held Sunday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Ellie Corn and Chance Gibson have the special honor of lighting the scene. The "Poinsettia Dedication" will follow the lighting service. Gordon Rutherford, Pastor. Everyone welcome!

City National Bank to host Chamber Business After Hours on Dec. 6 City National Bank will host the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Holiday Business After Hours on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its 1900 Third Ave., Huntington location. Business After Hours is designed as a premier networking event for members of the business community. This annual event will feature live music, refreshments, and holiday decor. Cost is $15 for Chamber members if registered in advance; $20 per non-members. To register call the Chamber at (304) 525-5131.

Toys needed for Little Drummer Boy Toy Sale Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane, WV is accepting donations of gently-used toys for their Little Drummer Boy Toy Sale which will be held on December 8 from 10 am – 12 pm. The toys will be resold for $1 each to lower-income parents who may not otherwise be able to purchase toys for their children. All proceeds will go toward future outreaches. To donate, please call the church office 304562-3074.

Unique Christmas Gift Suggestions - Pool Pass 2013 Wave Pool & Eleanor Pool Passes - 25% Discount thru 12/20/12 For information & application contact: Putnam County Parks & Recreation, #1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, (304) 562-0518 ext. 10.

Milton Baptist Church to sponsor “Adopt an Angel” Milton Baptist Church will be sponsoring “Adopt an Angel” program for children participating in the Backpack Program. If you are interested in helping with this project, a Christmas tree will be placed in the gym where you can choose an “angel” from the tree to provide basic clothing items along with a few wish list items. We will also be collecting food items for their Christmas food baskets: turkey, stuffing, canned green beans, canned corn, canned yams, canned cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, rolls, and pie. Items will need to be delivered back to the Christmas tree by Wednesday, December 12th. We hope this mission project touches your heart like it has ours, and would choose the Milton Elementary Backpack kids as one of your community outreach programs this holiday season by sponsoring a child or donating items for the food baskets.

Yuletide In The Park Valley Park - Hurricane The Putnam County Parks & Recreations “Yuletide in the Park” will open November 26 thru January 1, 2013. Stop by and see the animated lights throughout the park from 6 - 9 p.m. and enjoy the family activities planned on Dec. 5TH – 8TH held in the Community Center and The Commons. Come and enjoy free movie night with refreshments at the Ice Skating Rink (large shelter) on Dec. 3 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser & Squire Parsons Concert You are invited to attend a spaghetti dinner fundraiser sponsored by the Milton Baptist Church Mission’s Committee on December 1, at 5:00pm, followed by Squire Parsons in concert at 6:30 pm.

ASEP Coaching Classes ASEP coaching class will be held December 4, 9 and 11 at Huntington High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at www.wvssac.org.

Celebrate the Holiday Season at “Christmas

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Down on the Farm” RIO GRANDE, OH – Celebrate the holidays by visiting the Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio on Saturday, December 1, from 5 – 8:30 p.m. Activities offered include a scenic view of the farm’s Christmas lights via horse-drawn carriage rides and Barnyard Express train rides. Tours of the Homestead Museum and Adamsville Log Cabin Village will also be offers. Visitors will also have the chance to visit with Santa and decorate a Gingerbread house in the Event Barn. Light holiday refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. (Rides weather permitting). For more information call 800994-3276 or 740-245-5305.

Yuletide In The Park County Park – Eleanor Come out to the County Park in Eleanor on Dec. 2nd (1 – 3 P.M.) and enjoy family fun activities in the Old School House. Horse drawn wagon rides and of course Santa will be there! Dates, times and activities are subject to change.

Rock Around The Christmas Tree Dance Putnam County Parks & Recreation and the Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to invite everyone to our Rock Around the Christmas Tree Dance held in the VALLEY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER (BY THE WAVE POOL) on December 8, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m. Free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please pass the word to all your friends and join us in a family night of fun. If you have any questions please feel free to call 562-0518 ext. 10.

CWAB December News 1st – Annual Christmas Dinner 24,25 – Office closed for Christmas For more information, call CWAB at 304-522-6991.

Christmas Party with The Princesses – Free On December 6, 2012 Putnam County Parks & Recreation and the Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting a Yuletide in the park with the Princesses. Snow White, Belle and Cinderella will be there so come dressed as your favorite princess. Refreshments for everyone.

The Cabell Standard We will be taking donations of hats and gloves for the needy children in Putnam County.

Winter Wonderland of Lights Ashland Central Park, Ashland, KY 41101. Open Nov. 12 - New Year featuring more than 500,000 lights! Call Ashland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-3776249 or 606-329-1007, or go online at www.visitashlandky.com.

Reindog Parade The Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is having their annual Reindog Parade on December 8, 2012 from 10:00 – 12 noon (9:30 - 10:00 a.m. registration) located at the Valley Park Community Center by the Wave Pool. For more information or to register early please call the park office at 562-0518 ext. 10. Lots of fun and prizes! Animal lovers you don’t want to miss this. So come by and enjoy a morning of fun with your family & pets. Registration fee is $10.00 and will go toward the new Putnam County Animal Shelter.

Ebenezer Medical Outreach offers assistance for low-income Seniors 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 for more information.

Christmas Fantasy Light Show Krodel Park in Point Pleasant, WV. Nov. 16 - Dec. 31 Drive-through light show includes animated displays.

Wreath Making Class The Putnam County Parks is sponsoring a wreath making class on December 5, 2012. Class will be in the Valley Park Community Center located at Valley (Wave Pool) Park at 6 p.m. A small fee of $20.00 is required. Those who wish to sign up for the class are to call the park office at 562-0518 ext. 10.

29th Annual Arts and Crafts Show Where: Nicholas County High School, Summersville, WV When: Friday, November 30th from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 1st from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission: By donation Over 100 Booths! Door prizes hourly with grand prize drawing Saturday at 3 p.m. (must be present to win Grand Prize of $100.00). No early birds please!


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WVSU wreath-making workshops set for Milton and South Charleston INSTITUTE - A series of handson wreath-making workshops will be held in South Charleston and Milton Dec. 4-6. Participants will learn to assemble their own holiday décor using greenery that can be found in traditional landscapes. “We’ve been holding this workshop series for several years now, and the reception is always tremendous,” said Scott Byars, program leader for Agriculture &

Natural Resources with West Virginia State University Extension Service. “We’re adding additional dates and locations this year to ensure that everyone interested has a chance to participate.” Workshops will be held at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park in Milton Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. until noon and 4 to 7 p.m., and Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. until noon. An additional workshop will take place at the Rock Lake Community Life

Center in South Charleston Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. until noon. The workshops cost $25, which includes all the materials and decorations needed to create a beautiful holiday addition to your home. Participants can choose among wreaths, centerpieces or swag. Registration is requested by calling Brad Cochran, extension associate, at (304) 541-3301 or emailing bcochran2

@wvstateu.edu. The West Virginia Pumpkin Park is located at One Pumpkin Way in Milton. Rock Lake Community Life Center is located at 801 Lincoln Drive in South Charleston. West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located

in Institute, WV. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.

Four WV Schools honored Nationally for Healthy Education CHARLESTON - Four West Virginia schools have received the bronze National Recognition Award for healthy school improvement at the Healthy Schools Program Forum. Cabell County Alternative and Salt Rock Elementary in Cabell County, Mountain View Elementary in Putnam County, and Woodsdale Elementary in Ohio County received the bronze award for school improvement focusing specifically on healthy living and fighting childhood obesity. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation recently honored the more than 250 recipients in Little Rock, Ark. The National Recognition Award is given to schools that improved conditions and met or exceeded the standards set by the Alliance for a Healthier Genera-

tion’s Healthy Schools Program. Since the 2008-2009 school year, eight West Virginia schools have received the award, four were silver. “These schools and others in West Virginia are working hard to address the issue of childhood obesity and inactivity,” said state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple. “We know that when children have good nutrition and lead a healthy lifestyle, their academic performance will improve.” Each school honored with an award had begun to make large strides in creating a healthier atmosphere for students. Cabell County Alternative created a wellness activity room complete with indoor sports equipment, began serving hot breakfast to promote active learning in class

DEP awards grants worth $1.4 million for Recycling Assistance The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, today, awarded grants worth $1.452 million to 32 recipients through the agency’s REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program. DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented the 2013 grants during a ceremony at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters. Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries and nonprofit organizations. Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grants Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid

waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by WV Code 22-15A-19(h) (1). REAP is the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program. Following are the grant recipients in Cabell County: Cabell County Solid Waste Authority - $47,600 To assist with personnel, and expand current mixed media recycling and educational media campaign for the county-wide program. Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area - $33,092 To purchase recycling containers, fuel for recycling trucks, shrink wrap and baling wire for the ongoing program.

and made fresh, healthy food available throughout the day. Mountain View Elementary made healthy choices easier for students by placing aides near the salad bar, creating a pedometer walking program to challenge students to take more steps and promoting healthy living among the staff with zumba classes and health and wellness screenings. Salt Rock Elementary introduced salad bars, taste testing, and

“Recipe Fridays” as well as a morning walking club. Woodsdale Elementary students get moving with Monday morning boot camp sessions and JAMmin’ Minute breaks throughout the week. The school has begun including healthy tips in its newsletter, a student-involved gardening project and a health lunch day to educate the staff about healthy food choices. The Alliance for a Healthier

Generation has set a goal to reduce nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015. The organization has said children and adult role models must begin to make healthy choices on their own to reach this goal. The combination of available nutritional food and physical exercise can create both an active atmosphere and a healthier lifestyle for students, the organization said.


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RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

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Caramel Apple Cake Ingredients • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 tsps cinnamon • 1 tsp ground cloves • 1/2 tsp allspice • 2 tsps baking soda • 1 tsp salt • 2 eggs • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce • 1 cup vegetable oil • 2 tsps vanilla extract • 60 caramel candies • 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped • wax paper

try.” Cabell Huntington Hospital Home Health provides skilled nursing, home infusion, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services and home health aide services in Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam and Wayne counties in West Virginia. “We are proud to be known as one of the elite home health agencies in the nation. Our goal

of providing the best possible patient experience has also been recognized,” said Andra Hardin, RN, Director of Cabell Huntington Hospital Home Health. “We will continue to strive to improve the patient’s care and experience over the next year.” For more information, please contact Cabell Huntington Hospital Home Health at 304-5262075. Cabell Huntington Hospital is

a 303-bed academic medical center located in Huntington, West Virginia. Cabell Huntington cares for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. Opened in 1956, it is a teaching hospital and is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Lilly said. “They may even give us 10,” he said. “I’m hoping to have one in each cruiser by January.” In other news, council members opened an envelope of sealed bids from area construction companies. The bids were received for a roofing project on Milton’s Street Department Garage. Of the bids received, Builder’s Discount had the lowest. Council members approved this business to do the work. Another local building was addressed during the meeting: the annex building. This building has received new roofing and siding. However, it still needs a new gutter system. Council members accepted

bids from Arnold’s Continuous Gutters for a 5-inch system. The mayor wrapped up the meeting with the announcement of upcoming events: The Brothers of the Wheel Motorcycle Club will host its annual donation drive to provide area children a Merry Christmas. They will be accepting donations near the red-light, outside Heck Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Milton will also host its annual “Christmas in the Park” celebration at April Dawn Park, starting at 5 p.m. that evening. For more information about these events, call the City of Milton at (304) 743-3032.

CLEAN UP FROM PAGE 1 Art by Natalie Larson

• 1 large craft stick

Directions 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Grease and flour two 1 1/2-quart oven-safe bowls. 3. Combine 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, 2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt. 4. In a separate bowl, beat together 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups unsweetened applesauce, 1 cup vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and beat until well mixed. 5. Pour the batter into the prepared bowls and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 6. Allow the cakes to cool in the bowls for 10 minutes, then remove them from the bowls and set them inverted on wire racks to cool completely. Once the cakes have cooled, turn them over and use a long knife to even out their flat tops. 7. Topping: Place 60 caramel candies and 2 tablespoons of water in a medium bowl and microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir, then heat 30 to 45 seconds more until the mixture is smooth and forms a slow, thick ribbon when dropped from a spoon. 8. Layer the cakes (flat sides together) using a few spoonfuls of the caramel to help hold them in place. 9. Pour the remaining sauce over the cake. The caramel will run down the sides of the cake to cover it completely, or you can spread it with a knife while it's still warm. 10. Let the caramel set for about 20 minutes before pressing the walnuts onto the bottom half of the cake. 11. Cover one half of the craft stick with waxed paper and insert the covered end into the top of the cake.

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of the cost here is in taking the pieces of the buildings to the landfill.” Council members agreed on starting with the two Mason St. properties. Councilmember Jimmy Smith made a motion to start the demolition. The council approved. “We’ve got to start cleaning up out here,” Canterbury said. “We got to get going on it.” Next, Police Chief Lilly addressed the council. He informed them on improvements being made to his police cruisers. He is hoping all of the police vehicles will receive new docking stations for computers. Huntington Police has agreed to donate at least five docking stations, Chief

Exemplary Accreditation Status Schools Are Honored CHARLESTON - Fifty-eight schools from across West Virginia, including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and career technical centers and programs, were honored Thursday for achieving Exemplary Accreditation status. Three others also were recognized for being among 269 schools nationwide named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Exemplary distinction is the gold standard of educational achievement, said Gus Penix, director of the Office of Education Performance Audits. Schools must meet a set of rigorous standards to achieve such status:

-All schools will be ranked by the percent proficient in each subject, including reading/language arts, math, science, social studies as well as the Writing Assessment. Schools earning the top combined ranking will be eligible for the next step of ranking on a student achievement index. All students in each school will be ranked by a student achievement index in each subject on the WESTEST2 and Writing Assessment with progressive weighting for scores at each performance level (.25 for Below Mastery, .5 for Mastery, .75 for Above Mastery, and 1.0 for Distinguished) and aggregated for a total ranking. The top 10 percent weighted ranking for elementary, middle and high schools will be designated as Exemplary if other criteria are met. -The student attendance rate is at or above 94 percent in the most recent year for which data are available.

-The percentage of students who successfully complete Advanced Placement, dual credit and honors classes as defined in Policy 2510 is at or above five percent in high schools. Career technical centers also have strenuous criteria to meet. Such schools must meet a minimum of 95 percent of school performance standards across all concentrations; have a 97 percent job placement or continuing education rate; and a 75 percent in-field job placement and continuing education rate, among other requirements. The following local schools earned 2012-2013 Exemplary Accreditation status: CABELL: Meadows Elementary School Ona Elementary School For more information, contact the OEPA at (304) 558-3788, or the Office of Communication at (304) 558-2699.

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West Virginia Division of Culture and History announces Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest High School Students in West Virginia Invited to Compete in National Poetry Recitation Contest CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites high school students from across the state who attend public and private schools and who are homeschooled to enter its eighth annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest. The national program is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, in partnership with the division. It is a challenging opportunity for high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to develop a better understanding of, and appreciation for great poetry,” said Cicely Bosley, Arts in Education coordinator for the division. “Participating in this program gives them an opportunity to consider poems in-depth, taking a sometimes complicated idea and wrestling with it to come to a better understanding of the poem’s message and a better understanding of themselves.” Local school competitions take place from November 2012 to January 2013. Winners in these classroom and school competitions will move to the state finals at the Culture Center in March; the state champion advances to the national competition in Washington, D.C., in April. “In the 2011-2012 school year, 23 West Virginia high schools held competitions,” Bosley said. “Sixty-four teachers worked with 4,233 students at the local levels. Twenty-one finalists competed at the state event.” Bruce McCuskey from Nitro High School, Nitro, Kanawha County, was the 2012 West Virginia Poetry Out Loud champion and represented the state in the 2012 National Finals. Carolyn Rose Garcia, a Clarksburg Notre Dame graduate who was the 2008 West Virginia champion, is

featured on a learning recitation DVD, which is included in the national education materials provided by the NEA and the Poetry Foundation. “State arts agencies like the Division of Culture and History receive free, standards-based curriculum materials for use by participating public and private high schools,” Bosley said. “These materials include print and online poetry anthologies, a Teacher’s Guide with sample lesson plans to help instructors teach recitation and performance, and the Learning Recitation DVD featuring Garcia.” Program materials are available for download on the website, www.poetryoutloud.org, which offers additional resources. Poetry Out Loud seeks to foster new generations of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry – recitation and performance. The program builds on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of rap music among youth. Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English classroom. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. “Poetry Out Loud connects young people with great works of poetry, as the beginning of a lifelong relationship,” said Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Our state arts agencies, schools, and arts organizations work to support the dedicated teachers who inspire their students to begin that journey. A poem can be a powerful force in bringing together a community.” “To memorize a great poem is to make a friend of it for life,” said John Barr, President of the Poetry Foundation. “Poetry Out Loud brings new energy to an

ancient art by returning it to the classrooms of America.” Poetry Out Loud takes one to three weeks of classroom time and may be incorporated with existing poetry units. Public and private high school teachers and homeschool associations that want to learn more about the program and become a part of the official Poetry Out Loud program must register by Dec. 1, 2012. For more information and visit registration, http://www.wvculture.org/arts/ pol/index.html and contact the coordinator, Cicely Bosley, at cicely.j.bosley@wv.gov (304)-5580240. Students who participate in the official Poetry Out Loud program may be eligible to compete in the 2012-2013 state and National Finals. Each state champion will receive $200 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete for the national championship. The state champion’s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state will receive $100, and $200 for his or her school library. Poetry Out Loud will award a total of $50,000 in cash and school stipends at the National Finals, including a $20,000 award for the Poetry Out Loud National Champion. 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.

Letter to the Editor: Dear Editor: I am deeply honored to have been elected to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. My election would not have been possible without so many wonderful West Virginians who volunteered their time during this past year. So many were sup-

portive, helpful, and kind from the very first day of this endeavor. I have been touched by the personal letters, emails, and phone calls during and after the election from individuals who expressed how pleased they were that we ran a positive, family-oriented campaign. I simply

wanted to express my sincere gratitude. I will work hard for the next twelve years and promise to serve all West Virginians with honor. Allen H. Loughry II WV Supreme Court JusticeElect

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Maryland We lived in Maryland when I was in first grade and my sister in third grade. We would walk to school each day through a cemetery. All the other kids walked as well and we had a good time. I had a mean teacher in Maryland. I can’t even remember her name, no wonder. I guess when you are with a lot of six-year-olds it could make you mean. Each morning she would give us a coloring page to color. I did not want to color the first thing in the mornings. The page had twelve squares and a small picture in the square. One morning I was just not feeling the coloring for the day. I took a purple crayon and colored each picture very messy and sat there until the papers were turned in. I forgot all about my coloring until the next morning. Here comes Miss what's-her-name. She said, “You sure pulled a good one yesterday. Now color each one differently today.” Well, I did exactly as she said because I knew if I got in trouble at school, I would be in trouble at home. Anyway, I didn’t have any more trouble with Miss what'sher-name We lived in an apartment building, I believe on the third floor. The playground was across the street and all of us kids would gather and play. One older boy told us to go ring the doorbell of the lady who lived on the first floor of our apartment building, then run back across the street before she got to the door. I can’t remember her name either, but she was tall and big and had black hair. She didn’t like kids, looking back – no wonder – we were not exactly good to her by ringing her doorbell. She would come to the door and start yelling. She would stop and someone else would go ring the bell. My Mom caught me once and I never, ever rang her doorbell again. I do recall a girl was found dead in the cemetery where we took the shortcut to school. So we were never allowed to walk through the cemetery to school again. My sister and I would walk a few blocks to a small grocery store and buy things for my Mom and we would buy candy. We asked the man there for a poke to put our candy in and he didn't know what a poke was. He asked if wanted a bag and we said yes. We learned that people in Maryland didn’t know what a poke was. Maryland was a fun time and we had lots of adventures there. One evening my sister and I were coming home from the store and this big, tall man in a trench coat was following us. It was getting dark and we were a little afraid. We started walking fast and he started walking fast also. My sister could run really a fast and I was afraid she was going to leave me behind. We turned onto our street and the man in the trench coat disappeared. We always wondered if perhaps he was trying to kidnap us. We will never know, but I am glad I didn’t have to kick him.

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WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane “ANOTHER THANKSGIVING ” Thought for the week: Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6 (KJV) This cool November morning all is soooooooo quiet outside my window, the sky blue, the sun shining as I watch a single leaf drift peaceful to its final resting place on earth... The fall season is winding down as we have celebrated our week set aside for Thanksgiving. How many say thank you GOD for a new morning, for eyes to see your new day, to smell your world of fall leaves, fireplaces, to hear the quietness of rustling winds and noise of laughing children, to feel the breath of God, to know you are with us all the time, through any type of situation we encounter in this life. Thanksgiving, is a time to be thankful for all Gods beauty and bounty, a special day. We set aside once a year to observe, gather and gives thanks with usually family and a feast; we could have thanksgiving every day. He gives us the same amount of hours each week. While visiting with my dear ninety-five-year-old neighbor yesterday, we reminisced of past Thanksgivings Memories of growing up on the farm during fall season, after all the vegetables were harvested and preserved and all tucked up on the cellar shelves; the men and neighbors of the family took care of providing the meat for winter’s storage. This consisted of butchering two hogs always on Thanksgiving Day - all meat was used in some way from this animal - lard was rendered, hams were hung, and bacon lay in large slabs and salted. Sausage was made into balls and canned and rinds of pork baked in ovens. Neighbors and relatives all participated in this early morning ritual on Thanksgiving Day. My dear mother not only cooked the huge dinner for all helpers and family, but she also had to organize the proper care of the meat processing. She had two stoves, one with two ovens, and a warmer, another to cook the daily meals on, both were used full force. I know rest was welcomed at the ending of this day - as she literally fell into bed that night from sheer exhaustion. How times have changed, we can pick up the phone to our local food market and place the Thanksgiving dinner order for four to twenty-four, with no sweat. We may eat alone, or go to a restaurant with others, or have the traditional family feast Still, it is the time to give thoughts and thankfulness to our heavenly father for providing us with another Thanksgiving Day. Include in your prayer the homeless, drug addicted, those in nursing homes, hospitals, abuse centers, our military, your neighbors and so much more. Prayer: Thank You, Our Father in Heaven, for another day to say thank you for all you freely give us. Amen.

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Martin Luther King Jr. “Living the Dream” Nominations Open CHARLESTON - The Martin Luther King, Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission is seeking nominees for the “Living the Dream” awards and Service Organization Honor Roll that will be presented during the state’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observance Jan. 19, 2013. The public is invited to nominate candidates for the five awards, which are given annually by the commission. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 17, 2012. The five awards are presented to individuals who best exemplify, through action or personal traits, the principles and ideals that King characterized in his pursuit of social change. Any person, regardless of race, color or creed, may be nominated for the awards. The Living the Dream award categories are: 1. Advocate of Peace: A person who has been or is now an advocate of social change in a nonviolent way 2. Sharing of Self: A person who has rendered service to others in the public or private sector 3. Human and Civil Rights: A person who has been or is ac-

tively involved in the pursuit of equality for others and who is an advocate of social change 4. Scholarship: A person who has made significant contributions in the area of education 5. Governor’s Living the Dream Award: A person who best exemplifies all the characteristics of justice, scholarship, sharing of self, human and civil rights, and advocacy of peace and who has a heightened sense of civic awareness and public service To be nominated for the Service Organization Honor Roll, an organization must demonstrate one or more of the principles for which King stood. Those include promotion of human and civil rights; assistance to underserved communities; promotion of tolerance; and resolution of conflict in a nonviolent manner. Nominations for all awards should include a typewritten essay no more than two pages in length that discusses the qualities of the individual or organization being nominated and specific examples of how the nominee meets the standards of the specific award category. A biography of the candidate or activities of the organization, along

with any other materials highlighting community involvement, should be included with the nomination. Nominations must include the name of the person submitting the entry as well as an address, daytime phone number and email address. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, The Culture Center, Attention: MLK Living the Dream Awards, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, WV 25305. 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.

Extras stretch West Virginia State Park gift cards use SOUTH CHARLESTON - It’s a tradition with many. Gift cards as gifts are everywhere. “There is good reason,” says Sissie Summers with West Virginia’s state parks. “Gift cards convey to the recipient that a person knows you or your family interests. The card becomes an experience when redeemed.” West Virginia State Parks gift card sales encourage recipients to visit a state park to camp, stay in a lodge, play golf or participate in an activity that requires some form of payment. For the Christmas and holiday season, gift card purchases of $100 or greater in value receive “extras.” Purchases from Nov. 1 to Dec.17, 2012 automatically have eight extras included that can stretch gift card value, according to Carol Stewart. “A purchase of $250 would receive two sets of eight, a purchase of $400 would receive four sets and so on.” Stewart processes gift card orders and helps customers with suggestions for parks to visit or how to surprise family and friends. “There is no magic word or

code to ask for to receive the extras,” Stewart explained. “It’s a way to thank people for buying or giving the gift cards and to encourage them to enjoy the parks next year.” Standard ground USPS shipping service is included in gift card sales. The ‘extras’ included in card sales from Nov. 1 to Dec. 17 are: • Whittaker Wednesdays at Cass Scenic Railroad that recognizes a youth passenger with a free trip in June, July, and August, 2013. • “Three times, Single Price Camping” is a card for camping at Twin Falls Resort Park. The bearer of the “extra” may camp three nights for the price of one night through May 20, 2013 or in September 2013. • A “Wonderful West Virginia” magazine T-shirt when subscribing to the state magazine • Two Island Belle Sternwheeler rides for single ride cost to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. • Disc Golf or Tram Ride for Two at Pipestem Resort for a single price rate.

• “I Need a Break Rate” at Beech Fork State Park includes 20 percent off and a third or fourth night free stay in January through March 2013 or November to December 2013. • “Play a Round” 18-hole golf greens fee with rental of a motorized golf cart at Pipestem, Twin Falls or Cacapon. • $15 off of Gift Shop purchase of $100 or more at Blackwater Falls, Twin Falls, Cacapon, North Bend or Tygart Lake state parks in 2013. A ninth card is the “mystery gift” that when returned the customer will receive a State Park “something” in the mail. Stewart adds that while supplies last, each order will receive a State Park zipper pull. “They were very popular last year and I’ve had people ask for them again this year. They are pretty and they tell the mission statement of the park system.” The “extras” are included only with online gift card purchases or by calling 304-558-2764, ext. 51828. The online address is www.wvstateparks.com; click “Gift Card Purchase.”


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Tennant offers Tips on Wise Charitable Giving; Holidays and Hurricane May Create Perfect Storm For Fraud CHARLESTON - West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant is reminding citizens to be cautious when donating to charity this holiday season. The holiday season combined with the impact of Hurricane Sandy may make for a perfect storm for fraudulent organizations to take advantage of generous West Virginians. “There are thousands of people, some right here in our state, who will struggle to provide a happy holiday for their family because of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy,” Secretary Tennant said. “My concern is that people who are running fraudulent organizations will call West Virginians and try to get them to donate money by making them feel like they have to donate money. People in West Virginia are truly caring people, and the information on our website can help citizens protect themselves and not let dishonest people take advantage of them.” There are currently 3,248 charitable organizations registered with the Secretary of State’s Office. The online database can be found by going to the Secretary of State’s website at www.wvsos.com and clicking on

the “Wise Charitable Giving” link at the top of the page. The online database will show the charity’s total contribution, the money contributed by West Virginians, and how the charity disbursed their funds, and how much of the funds were disbursed in West Virginia. “The best thing you can do if you’re contacted by a charity you think isn’t legitimate, is to ask as many questions as you can. Ask where the charity is located, where the money will be going, and if they could send you literature. The legitimate charities will welcome all of those questions because they have nothing to hide,” Secretary Tennant said. “If you think the charity who called you isn’t legitimate, and they are not on our online database, call the Secretary of State’s Office at (304) 558-6000 or 1-866-7678683.” The Secretary of State’s Guide To Wise Charitable Giving has several tips to help citizens protect themselves from fraudulent charities: - Know your charity: Never give to a charity that you know nothing about and who refuses to answer questions about where your money will go.

- Don’t yield to pressure: Don’t feel as though you must donate immediately. - Demand identification: Ask for identification from both the solicitor and the charity. If the solicitor refuses, hang up immediately. - Beware the name game: Be wary of crooked charities that have a name similar to a well-respected charity. - Be prudent when giving your credit card number: Write a check and use the charity’s full name. That way you have a record of the contribution and exactly where your money went. - When in doubt, do research: Check the Secretary of State’s searchable database. Not all charities are found on the Secretary of State’s database. The Red Cross, for example, is monitored on the federal level. The Salvation Army is not listed on the charities database because as a religious organization, it is exempt and not required to be registered. Only charities that take in more than $25,000 in a calendar year must register with the Secretary of State’s Office unless the charity uses a professional fundraising counsel or solicitor.

Nominations sought for Small Business Awards CLARKSBURG - Judy K. McCauley, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office recently announced that nominations are being accepted for West Virginia’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for 2013. The award recipient will compete for the national title during National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C. in May 2013. Nominees are also being sought for various other SBA Champion and Special Award categories. The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your small business, a client or even an employee. It’s time to be recognized for your entrepreneurial spirit and hard work. The nominee and nominator will both receive recognition through the awards program. Small Business Person of the Year nominees will be judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation

of product or service and evidence of contributions to the community. Small Business Champion awards are presented to persons who have used their professional or personal talents to further the public’s understanding and awareness of small business. Candidates must have taken an active role in creating opportunities to promote the interests of small business. Champion award categories include: Financial Services, Home-Based Business, Minority, Veteran and Women. Special

awards include: Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, and Young Entrepreneur. Nominations can be made by individuals or organizations. All nominations must be received by the SBA West Virginia District Office no later than Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Guidelines and nomination forms can be found on the SBA’s West Virginia District Office web page at www.sba.gov/wv or by contacting Rick Haney at (304) 623-7449 or by email at richard.haney@sba.gov.

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Christin’s Corner By Christin Daugherty Dear Christin, Holidays are always a little depressing for me. My kids are older, with families of their own, and now this will be the first season I have been single in five years. I know that there is no way to avoid the holidays altogether, but do you have any suggestions as to how I can make it a little more bearable? Sincerely, Blue Christmas Dear Blue, Being single during the holidays can be tough, especially if you have spent them with a significant other in recent years. If you find yourself unable to deal with the memories of holidays' past, there are ways to deal with it. First, use this time to create new memories and traditions, instead of dwelling on the old ones. Go out and get yourself some new decorations, try a new recipe, or go to a local holiday event that you have never been to before. I don’t care what it is, just try something new! Change can be a wonderful thing if you let it. Transforming your holiday routine could not only help to chase away your blues, but it could ultimately change the way you perceive the season entirely. Second, do something nice for yourself. Go to a concert, read a book, take an exercise class, maybe even go on a mini “vacay.” Whatever makes you happy, do it! Anytime I feel down in the dumps during the holidays, I remember to put myself on the “gift list.” What girl doesn’t feel better after receiving a nice gift, even if it is from herself? People spend so much time during the holidays trying to please everyone else; they often forget to enjoy it themselves. My third and final suggestion is probably the most important, so pay attention. Stay away from negative people and negative situations. There are millions of people out there that are affected by depression during this time of year. You are not alone! However, try your best to stay away from those people! I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with feeling sad from time to time. But I know from firsthand experience that misery loves company; and anyone who is feeling miserable will make sure that the people around them are feeling it too. I must also add, for all my readers, that not only do people tend to become more depressed during this time of year, but they also are more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol in order cope with stress, and the pain of loneliness. Because holiday parties seem to be around every corner, the temptation to drink may be overwhelming. Do yourself a favor and try to limit your drinking during these social gatherings. Not only could this save you the embarrassment of being wasted in front of friends, family, or co-workers, (drunk + sad = disaster), but it could also help prevent you from getting a DUI, which is also common during this time of year. Just think of it this way, if you think you're depressed now, try spending the holidays in jail. And if you do choose to have a little too much, always, always, ALWAYS have a designated driver! “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” - Carl Bard Got a problem? Need some answers? Contact me at christin@theputnamstandard.com. **The opinions of this column are solely the opinions of this individual writer and are not the opinions of the Putnam Standard or Cabell Standard newspapers.**


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PipeSounds presents “A Christmas Spectacular” Sunday, December 2, 2012 PipeSounds, and the Putnam County Bank as sponsor, will host Rodney L. Barbour, a native of Huntington, to perform “A Christmas Spectacular”, on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue in Hurricane. This will be Barbour’s fourth performance on the world-class Harrah Symphonic Organ. Rodney is an accomplished performer and his career has taken many directions since completing extensive courses including his Doctorate at the University of Cincinnati. He has performed music with the Holiday on Ice Orchestra, the Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Bailey Circus and has held the position of official organist of the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium as well as organist for several prestigious churches. Rodney’s credentials are wide and varied, but one of his best at-

tributes is his personality to connect with the audience and include them in the performance. During the Christmas, 2010 concert, he pleasantly surprised those attending when he appeared as “Santa” himself for the second half of the concert. Tickets will be available at the

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door: Adults, $10.00; Students, $5.00; children under Five, Free. There will be a reception following the performance. Directions to the church are available at www.forrestburdette.com. More information and picture available at www.pipesounds.org

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Paul and Suzanne Slone stand outside the Paul Slone Activities Building at the Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind in Huntington. They are joined by their new furry family members Whiskey and Babe. These two Sharpei mixes came from Little Victories Animal Rescue, in Ona, and are now being trained to become therapy dogs. Photo by Justin Waybright. organization offers goods and services to the blind and visually impaired. Some services that the organization offers are: transportation, computer training, rehabilitation services, and mobility instruction. CWAB is having a fundraiser

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Mountaineers defeat Herd in Zoey Grace says Clay Center Art Competition “Hello World!” Marshall Artist named exhibit MVP CHARLESTON - The fans have voted, and the final score is in. Members of the WVU art faculty have defeated their counterparts from Marshall in the “Gallery Divided” art exhibit at the Clay Center. Though not on the winning team, Marshall artist Miyuki Akai Cook ran away with the exhibit MVP award. It was a close match-up as the Mountaineers and Thundering Herd battled for bragging rights in the first-time exhibit, which included paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and even video. Visitors voted for their favorite team and artist from August through November, and the Mountaineer team of Dylan Collins, Alison Helm, Erika Osbourne, Michael Sherwin and Nijun Zhang came out with the win. Marshall fibers professor Miyuki Akai Cook took home the MVP award in a landslide victory. Cook had three pieces on display, which were made from everyday objects like coffee filters, paper, Styrofoam and thread. The fan favorite seemed

Pictured is MVP artist Miyuki Akai Cook in front of “Fly Away,” a piece she created specifically for this exhibit. to be her “Fly Away,” a piece created specifically for this exhibition that included dozens of origami cranes suspended on pieces of thread. Cook’s teammates were Marshall faculty members Ian Hagarty, Daniel Kaufmann, Natalie Larsen and Brent Patterson. Arif Khan, the Clay Center’s Mary Price Ratrie curator of art, said working with the universities was a great experience.

“Playing off the rivalry between the schools was fun, and it brought a lot of new people to the art gallery,” he said. “From meeting the artists to putting the exhibit together to talking with fans and alumni, everyone had a great time. This is definitely something we’d like to do again.” For more information on all Clay Center exhibits, programs and events, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.

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Midland defeats Morgantown, heads to first state championship By Bishop Nash For The Cabell Standard

ONA- Cabell Midland has won 13 games in a row, but each of those have lead up to the coming final step: battling for a state championship. The Knights punched their ticket to Wheeling Friday night, coming from behind to outlast the Morgantown Mohigans 35-28 in the Class-AAA semifinals at Knights Field in Ona. “We've believed from day one that we were going to play for a state championship,” Cabell Midland head coach Luke Salmons said, “There's a lot of things that made it possible and it's an awesome feeling.” Since its creation in 1994, Midland has never been in a state championship game. The program was 0-3 in state semifinal match-ups, losing in 2000, 2001 and 2005. History was not to repeat itself. “When we came here two years ago, that was our mindset,” Salmons said, “The players sold out to what we taught them, and it's all about them.” Midland beat the drum on the opening drive, driving it steadily 65 yards before fullback Lowell Farley punched in a 5-yard touchdown. Morgantown answered the call screaming. On their first play from scrimmage, Mohigans running back Shane Commodore busted loose on a 60-yard touchdown up the middle. On the following drive linebacker Alex Weidman picked off Knights quarterback Coy Petitt and returned it 31 yards for the score. Kicker Megan DeBastini's PAT failed, but Morgantown had scored 13 while running one offensive play.

Knights All State LB Josh Baisden (70) follows through on a right cross to the head of Mohigans DB Josh Campbell (86). Wait a minute. This is football, not boxing !

Knights RB David Gaydoez,(2), picks up 4 yards and is stopped by Mohigans LB Jalen Thomas (35)

Running back David Gaydosz again played delivery boy for the Knights, and a 63-yard run by him set another another short yardage touchdown for Farley from a yard out. Chris Molina's PAT put the Knights ahead 14-13 late in the first. Turnovers would prove to handcuff both teams at time. The Mohigans drove to the 9 yard line but Commodore fumbled into the back of Midland's endzone, giving the Knights possession into the second quarter. Midway through the second, Petitt threw his second interception which set up a 44-yard bomb from Morgantown quarterback Mark Johnson to Blaine Stewart. Gaydosz was stuffed at the Mo-

On the first play from the Midland 4, the lightning-fast back shot through the defensive on a 96-yard touchdown with a minute left in the third. Gaydosz's 59-yard run late in the fourth set up another 1-yard touchdown for Farley, putting the game firmly in Midland's command with time running fast. He finished with a jaw-dropping 317 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. The Mohigans drove fast and fullback Jalen Thomas scored a 2yard touchdown with seconds remaining, but it was too late for Morgantown to hope for anything realistic. The Knights recovered a desperate onside kick and sealed the

higans goal line as time expired and for the first time all season, Midland trailed at the half 21-14. “We've been a second half team all year,” Salmons said, “We've beat teams in the third and fourth quarters all year. It's a team effort.” For the 13th time this season, Midland would own the second half. The defense hung tough and allowed the offense to sweep running back Kasey Thomas in for a 6-yard score, tying the game early in third. Morgantown aimed to make this a shootout, driving to the Knights 9 yard line before coughing up yet another fumble deep in Midland territory. Gaydosz made them quickly pay.

first shot at the title in school history. “It means everything,��� defensive end Tyler Hayes said, “I want to bring home the first state championship for Cabell Midland.” #1 Cabell Midland (13-0) will face the #2 Martinsburg Bulldogs (12-1) at Wheeling Island Stadium in Wheeling. Martinsburg scored 63 points against George Washington in their semifinals victory and is gunning for a thirdstraight state title. “We're up for it,” Hayes said. Kickoff is Saturday Dec. 1 at noon.

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DNR holding Physical tests for aspiring Conservation Officers

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

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be holding its Physical-Agility Test for anyone interested in applying to become what we used to call conservation officers, but now is

called Natural Resources Police Officer. The tests are scheduled for 8 a.m. Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at the South Charleston Community Center at 601 Jefferson Street in South Charleston. Minimum qualifications are: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with a preference for natural sciences and law-related majors. It is possible for candidates to substitute previous employment experience (military or police, etc.) for the education requirement. The test consists of three parts: a 37.5-yard swim – how they came up with a distance of 37 and half yards is beyond me – a minimum of 18 decent pushups in one minute, 27 sit-ups in one minute and a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes, 20 seconds or less. If you can't complete any part of the test, you are disqualified.

Candidates should bring long pants and a shirt for the swimming test and another change of clothing for the running test. There was a time when I gave some thought to becoming a conservation officer. I grew up on the bank of the Elk River, swam in it often as a kid and was pretty confident in my swimming abilities. I spent several months training for the test. I've never been much of a runner, but I ran and was able to do a mile in the time required. I worked on my pushups. The problem with the push-up test is you have to do these push-ups in one minute – and I know military and ex-military guys are laughing at my saying that, but the truth is, it's something you need to consider. You don't have to just do 18 pushups; you have to do them in one minute. That's roughly a push up

every 3 seconds. Sit-ups are one every two seconds. But those things weren't a problem for me. The hardest part was the run, but I got in good enough physical shape where I could do it. I could do the run. I could do the sit-ups. I could do the push-ups. I was so confident in my swimming; I didn't train for that part. After all, being able to swim 37 yards seems like child's play. Well, it isn't. The problem is you have to swim fully clothed. I can't express just how different that is from regular swimming. It's like trying to swim with a cinderblock – the clothes really drag through the water. I made the mistake of wearing some kind of slacks that were loose-fitting and the opening of the pants legs acted like sails in the water. Normally, I can swim that distance easily and coming up for

maybe one breath. I had a heck of time. I was swimming and felt like I was going nowhere. If I were doing it again, I'd have wore something more tight-fitting for sure and maybe tried it in the water beforehand. I have no idea what kind of pants to suggest, since I don't usually swim in pants. So, I got through the swim. Next, came another problem. I could do the swim. I could do the push-ups, sit-ups and I could do the run. The hard part was doing one right after the other. I was so tired after that weird swim, I could barely walk. If you're planning to see if you have what it takes, keep all this in mind when you train. Make sure you can do all three, together. Contact David Payne Sr. at davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com.

Outdoors Roundup West Virginia Wildlife Center partially reopens The West Virginia Wildlife Center in French Creek (formerly known as the French Creek Game Farm) has partially reopened after suffering damage from the Hurricane Sandy blizzard. It is now operating at reduced capacity. Gene Thorn, the wildlife biologist in charge of the center, said “The snowstorm of October 3031 that swept through the Appalachians in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy dumped more than two feet of heavy, wet snow in French Creek, bringing down numerous trees and branches. Unfortunately, our facility suffered extensive damage. We are working diligently to clean up the area and make repairs, but the process will be lengthy.” The center's staff has removed downed trees and limbs from the road the loop trail. People are allowed to walk the trail for now, but it will later be shut down to the public as the staff repairs infrastructure. There will be no tours until reconstruction is

completed. The parking lot and road to the picnic area will remain open for walkers. The center does not operate with tax dollars and private donations are appreciated. DNR: Keep your feeders clean Backyard bird watchers need to be extra vigilant this year in maintaining their feeders, West Virginia DNR ornithologist Richard Bailey said. ”We’ve received widespread reports of large flocks of pine siskins, a North American migratory bird in the finch family, so we could be in for an irruption of this highly nomadic species this winter,” said Bailey. “An irruption is an unusually high migration of a species due to various factors. The last time the state saw this situation, there were bird kills reported throughout the state from salmonellosis, a disease which can be spread via feeders. “This negative impact may be avoided if bird enthusiasts will spend a few minutes each week cleaning their feeders. Regularly cleaning feeders greatly reduces the risk of disease transmission

as birds and other animals move from place to place seeking food,” Bailey said. Feeders should be cleaned every two weeks and rinsed with a 10 percent bleach solution and thoroughly dried before refilling. Hulls should be raked up or cleared with a wet-dry vacuum and disposed of regularly. This is particularly important with feeders containing thistle seed, as this is the food that pine siskins and their close relative, the American goldfinch, strongly prefer. Birds with salmonellosis can shiver, appear lethargic and unsteady, and often perch in one place for an extended period. If diseased or dead birds are seen at your feeding station, stop feeding immediately. Dispose of the seed in the feeders and clean them. Wait a few days to a week before resuming feeding. The birds will survive fine without you for a few days. Dead birds at your feeder should be reported to WVDNR staff by calling 304637-0245. Sportsman's Act of 2012 vote

postponed Considering the persistent shellacking anglers and hunters have been taking in recent years, outdoorsmen should be paying close attention to what's going on at the federal level and let their representatives know how they feel. The U.S. Senate voted to postpone until November 26 the most comprehensive package of sportsmen’s legislation in recent years. Introduced on September 10, 2012, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525) includes 17 bills that will benefit the sportfishing community, as well as recreational shooters and hunters.

This historic legislation provides for increased access, habitat conservation and improved fish and wildlife management. Among other things, the legislation would block attempts to ban lead in ammunition and fishing tackle – that by itself is significant, but the legislation package also would expand stream conservation and public hunting and fishing access to government lands. Here' is the Web address: keepamericafishing.salsalabs.com/o/ 6394/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4086 or you could just go to keepamericafishing.org and click on news.


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The Cabell Standard MICHAEL LEE ADKINS VIRGIL W. BOWLING, SR. SANDRA LEA CREMEANS FREDERICK JOE FLOWERS CHRISTIE DAWN EVANSNUCE

MICHAEL LEE ADKINS Michael Lee Adkins, 55, of Scott Depot, W.Va., passed away at home on Nov. 17, 2012. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Phillip Bower. Entombment followed at Valley View Memorial Park in Hurricane. Mike was born on March 8, 1957, in Detroit Michigan, son of the late Maedell & Millington Adkins, Jr., and was an engineer at Tri State Coating of Salt Rock, W.Va. for 14 years. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Adkins & Mark Adkins. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carol Adkins; a son, David (Heath) Marion of Milton, W.Va.; and four daughters, Starlah and her husband Jeremy Wilcox of Hurricane, W.Va., Erica Adkins Harper of Beckley, W.Va., Daphne Adkins of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Talisha (Till) and her husband Paul Allen Lycans of Fort Gay, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Bryce, Gavan, Michael, Tevan, Tyler, Trey, Mattie, Nicholas, Cassidy, & Whitney. Also survived by sister, Tena Gue & her husband Timmy of Branchland, W.Va.; brother, Millington Adkins III of Beech Fork, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Vicki Adkins of Metamore, Mich., Rebecca Smith of Culloden, W.Va.; brothers-in

law, Richard and wife Rita Guthrie of Cross Lanes, W.Va., Dana and wife Theresa Guthrie of Poca, W.Va., and Warren Wingo of St. Albans, W.Va. Also survived by many special friends and family. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. Mike touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

VIRGIL W. BOWLING, SR. Virgil W. Bowling, Sr., passed away at home, in Kenansville, Florida, on Friday November 16, 2012, after an extended illness. Virgil was a faithful Primitive Baptist. He was a truck driver for 25 years and owned his own trucking company for twelve years. He retired as a rancher in Texas before moving to his home in Kenansville, Florida. Virgil was born to Truman and Vive Bowling on October 7, 1933. He is survived by his loving wife, Myrna Carol Bowling; one son, Virgil W. Bowling Jr. of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Deborah Clark of College Station, Texas, Dixie Parrish of Dennison, Texas and Sheila Johnson (Jim) of Honey Grove, Texas; two stepchildren, Larry Atkinson (Sharon) of Milton, West Virginia and Lisa Reed (Mark) of Charleston, West Virginia; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Virgil Bowling was held Tuesday November 20, 2012 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with

Rev. Willard Beller officiating. Entombment followed at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House, West Virginia. The family asks that donations are made to Vitas Hospice Charitable fund, 2201 Lucien Way Suite 100 Maitland, Florida 32751 in Virgil's honor. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Bowling family. Online condolences may be sent to www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

SANDRA LEA CREMEANS Sandra Lea Cremeans, 48, of Glenwood, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was born January 23, 1964, in Elgin, Illinois, a daughter of Charles Edward Cremeans and Judith Ann Duffer Cremeans of Glenwood, W.Va. Sandra was a homemaker and graduate of Hannan High School. In addition to her parents she is survived by a brother Greg Cremeans of Glenwood; one niece Amy (Chris) Huddleston of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; two nephews, Shane and Josh Cremeans of Glenwood; two great-nieces; and several aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Hope Cremeans. A funeral service was held Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Rev. Ronald Long officiating. Burial followed in the Pete Meadows Cemetery at Glenwood, W.Va. Online condolences may be

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FREDERICK JOE FLOWERS Frederick Joe Flowers, 78, of Huntington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 17 at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Rev. Tim Lester and Rev. Doug Booten. Burial followed in Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington. He was born Oct. 14, 1934, in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of the late William and Alma Overby Flowers. Frederick was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was a retired employee of Mountaineer Gas Company and was a member of the Washington Baptist Church and attended the Rt. 60 Freewill Baptist Church of Kenova. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores J. Flowers; brother, Ray S. Flowers; and sister, Billie Faye Rakes. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick Keith and Lori Flowers of Huntington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Jim Dabney of Milton, W.Va., and Debbie and Mike Donahoe of Danville, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Jason Donahoe, Bridgett Freeman, Sheri Taylor and Brett Dabney; five greatgrandchildren, Candra and Caiden Freeman and Peyton, Faith and Natalie Taylor; sistersin-law and brothers-in-law, Janice and Toby Shy, Judy and Jim

Bledsoe, Joan and Thurman Tomblin, and Gladys Flowers; and a host of nieces and nephews. The Veterans Honor Guard of American Legion Post 16 of Huntington conducted military graveside rites. Condolences may be made to the family at www.regerfh.com.

CHRISTIE DAWN EVANS-NUCE Christie Dawn Evans-Nuce, 39, of Macungie, Pa., formerly from Huntington, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Beard Mortuary with Pastor Ron Burnsworth officiating. Burial followed at Woodmere Memorial Park. Christie was born on Feb. 3, 1973, daughter of Henry Evans of Huntington, W.Va., and the late Mary Adkins Evans. Christie graduated from Marshall University, and was actively involved in Shoemaker Elementary PTO. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Nuce; one son, Samuel Nuce; very close friend, Ruby Freeman; and one niece, Alyssa Rose Freeman; very special brother, Charles Evans; one sister, Francis Call; and two brothers, Mickey Call and Paul Call. Contributions may be made to the Christie Evans-Nuce Memorial Fund, for the raising and education of Christie's son, Samuel. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.

Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources Police Officer candidates December 7 and 8, 2012 SOUTH CHARLESTON Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions that are open statewide, according to Lt. Tim Coleman of the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR). All candidates for NRPO positions are required to pass a PAT. Applicants should report to the lobby of the South Charleston Community Center at 601 Jefferson Street either Friday, December 7, at 8 a.m., or Saturday, December 8, at 9 a.m. Walk-ons will be accepted. NRPOs in the WVDNR Law Enforcement Section are responsible for the prompt, orderly and effective enforcement of all laws and rules of the state

and have full law enforcement authority statewide. Of primary importance is the protection of West Virginia’s wildlife to the degree that they are not endangered by unlawful activities To be considered for this position, candidates must be willing to relocate and work in any county in the state; must be willing to work all shifts and be on call; and understand that this is a statewide position, and as such, that the county of assignment may not be guaranteed. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with preference given to majors in natural sciences, law enforcement, criminology, or criminal justice, or candidates may substitute previous employment as a law enforce-

ment officer under certain circumstances. The PAT consists of three parts: a 37.5 yard swim; an agility test consisting of completing a minimum of 18 pushups in proper form in one minute and completing 27 situps in proper form in one minute; and a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes, 20 seconds or less. Failure to satisfactorily complete any part of the test is cause for disqualification and will eliminate candidates from further consideration. Candidates should bring long pants and a shirt for the fully clothed swimming test (no jeans or sweatpants) and a change of clothing for the running test. Directions: From the east, take I-64 Exit 54, MacCorkle Avenue. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and turn left again at

the next traffic light onto Jefferson Road (Bob Evans Restaurant is on the corner). From the west, take I-64 Exit 54 and make two right turns onto Jefferson Road. The South Charleston Community Center is an eighth of a mile on the right. Full details about the job description and an online job application form can be found at www.wvdnr.gov, Law Enforce-

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Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~ All Saints Anglican Church St. Mary’s Convent Chapel, 11 a.m. Sundays. Barboursville First United Methodist Church - Corner of Main and Water Streets, Barboursville. Phone 304-736-6251. Website www.gbgmumc.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. 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 and All Stars for Jesus 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 p.m.; Youth Meetings Sunday 6 p.m. and Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Paul R. Meadows., Phone 304743-5854. 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 - GreenValley 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 – 304-529-4855. 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. 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 304-743-4500. 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 Bap-

tist 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. 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 leaders Tracy Woodard and Kenny Shull – Wednesdays 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 a.m.; Sunday evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 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 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 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 p.m. 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 - 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 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.

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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. Wednesday “Prayer Time and Bible Study” 7:00 p.m. AWANA Program 6:20 til 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, classes for two years old up through the 6th grades. Teens will help with the younger children. Gordon Rutherford, Pastor and Russ Browning, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Minister. PH: 304736-6150. 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. River Cities Community Church - Rt 60/Eastern Heights Sunday morning 9:30 a.m./ 11:15 a.m. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Greene. Phone 304-736-8197. Sousanah FWB Church Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7 p.m. Spurlock Creek Baptist Church Spurlock Creek Road. Sunday Morning 10 a.m. Evenings: Tuesday & Friday 7 p.m. Pastor – Harvey Langdon (304-5762643). Sunrise Temple Baptist Church Prichard Road, Ona. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning worship 11 a.m.; Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7 p.m. Pastor Mark Finley and the congregation invite YOU to “Come, worship with us”. Everyone welcome. 26th St. Church of Christ - 101 26th Street, Huntington, WV. Sunday Bible Study: 9:45 Sunday Worship: 10:30 & 6:00 Wednesday: 7 p.m. Minister: Alan Cole. (304) 522-0717. Union Baptist Church - 1295 James River Turnpike, Milton, WV, 25541, 304-743-0405. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Morning worship 11 am. (Nursery provided). Wednesday Bible Study and All Stars for Jesus 7 p.m. Youth Mid-High School Sunday and Wednesday 7 p.m.


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Local Cabell County Wish Kid enjoys Day of Shopping Blake’s Wish Made Reality by Make-A-Wish® Earlier this month, 15-yearold Blake, of Milton, W.Va., was granted his wish to go on a shopping spree. Blake, who is diagnosed with medulloblastoma, received his wish on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Southern West Virginia. On the morning of Blake’s wish day, a slick and sleek limo awaited him outside of his home. Excited to start the shopping spree, Blake and his family hopped into the limo and, feeling like celebrities, they were on their way to the first store on Blake’s list, Best Buy. While there, Blake was more than thrilled as he purchased some brand new electronic items. After shopping in Best Buy, as well as a few other stores, Blake and his family had worked up quite an appetite and were ready for lunch at O’Charley’s. For more information about Blake’s wish or

Make-A-Wish, please contact Marisa Pedro at (304) 342-9474. The most common misconception about Make-A-Wish is that we only provide wishes for dying children. On the contrary, Make-A-Wish believes that a wish is an experience that fills children and their families with a feeling of hope and invigorates them with a joy for living. Nearly 80 percent of our wish children are still alive. Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 13,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 664-9474 or visit its Web site at www.wishsouthwv.org.

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Photography 101: Sunset on Kanawha River ISO: 100 Shutter: 1/50 Aperture/F-stop: 25 Flash: None It’s awesome to photograph a sunset, but even better to make the sun come to life in your picture. To get an attention-grabbing shot of the sunset, there are a few rules to follow. First, keep in mind that the sun’s rays can damage your camera’s sensor and lens. When photographing the sun, do not point your camera directly at it, until you have to. When you are in position, find your shot, and use your autofocus function on the camera wisely. First, point the camera toward a nearby tree or object to get the focus locked in. Next, with the focus still locked in, move the camera toward the scene, looking through the eye piece to position the sun where you want it in your picture. Then, either use

a tripod or tree to brace yourself. The camera must be held perfectly still for the long duration of a slow shutter speed. I used 1/50 here, but you may need a faster or slower speed, depending on how bright it is outside. Using a high F-stop helps the sun’s rays pop on the picture, giv-

ing it an almost 3-D effect. Be prepared to take multiple shots. Adjust your shutter and Fstop during every shot to achieve the best portrait possible. It took me nearly 30 minutes and more than 20 failed attempts to finally get this shot.

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