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Sportscasting in the digital age the focus of WVSU Workshop CHARLESTON, WV - Learn to create sports-related digital content from your own website at the latest Creators Program workshop at West Virginia State University’s Economic Development Center (EDC) beginning Friday, April 12, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The two-part seminar will be conducted by Mark Martin, sports director at WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV. “Thanks to the Internet, the possibilities for being a sportscaster are endless,” said Martin. “A television or radio station can now be created through personal websites.” Participants will learn how to develop a website and produce sports programming, as well as information about sportsSEE WORKSHOP ON PAGE 9

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Walmart holds Book Drive for Children By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Saving a child’s life is as easy as dropping off a used book at Walmart. Through May 29, the Hurricane store will accept used books for a sale June 1 and 2. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and the WVU Children’s Hospital. This is the store’s first year holding this event. “We talked to other stores who had success with them, so we started collecting,” said Rita Skeens, zone manager at Hurricane Walmart. The community is responding. In just days, store associates have

emptied a 4’ x 4’ box twice. “This is really important because so many people can’t afford the high cost of medical bills for children,” said Skeens. “When you donate, it may just save a life.” Linda Dent, a Walmart associate agreed. “Kids are where it all starts,” she said. “The money raised from this stays local and should put parents more at ease, knowing they can be helped.” Skeens realizes the potential impact of raising money for children in area hospitals. She has a goal of $1,500 this year. It’s one she is ready to achieve. “We do a lot of events, and it drives me to do more - it’s great to have a big-name store helping

people who need it,” said Skeens. “It’s great that kids will know that help is there for them, and they will have a healthy life.” A multi-colored box sits in the front entrance of the store, near the produce section. Customers can drop off books there until May 29. After all the books are collected, Hurricane Walmart will hold a large book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2. Customers can also donate money to the Children’s Miracle Network at registers from May through June 21. Skeens thanks Walmart and the city for supporting the cause. For more information, call Walmart at (304) 562-0475.

Books for a cause - Donate used books at the Hurricane Walmart until May 29. The store will hold a book sale June 1 and 2 to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Photo by Justin Waybright

Beech Fork State Park debuts Online Campground Reservation Service in 2013 BARBOURSVILLE, WV - Beech Fork State Park campground has 275 sites, and many of them may now be reserved online. The online reservation service began March 15 and has proved to be popular with campers who want to plan their vacations well in advance. “With the arrival of camping

season, the park population can go from a few dozen park guests to several hundreds of people,” said Matt Yeager, Beech Fork state park superintendent. “Camping and the opportunity to be outdoors is an appealing vacation or getaway for many. “The campground rental guidelines haven’t changed,” Yea-

ger said. “This new service gives campers an ‘any time of the day’ option to make campsite reservations for Memorial to Labor Day weekend dates – online.” Advance reservations may be made for sites 1-136 at Old Orchard and Moxley Branch campgrounds. The other sites remain first-come, first-served options.

To make a reservation, visit and click on the reservation button. There is a two-night minimum for advance reservations and reservations must be made at least two days in advance. Beech Fork State Park is located near Barboursville and SEE PARK ON PAGE 8


Page 2 –Tuesday, April 9,2013 John Henson Senior Center Activities The John Henson Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. Regular activities include rook, spades, dominoes and pool daily; preventive exercise with Wilma Bennett, 10:15 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; Fit Start, provided by the YMCA, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; crafts with Glenda Black, 10 a.m. Tuesday; and line dancing, 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The center also offers in-home respite to caregivers of all seniors 60 and older and caregivers who are caring for those of all ages diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The center is also available to rent on evenings and weekends. For more information, contact Sally Halstead at 304-562-9451.

Revival Buffalo Church of God, Sunday April 14th (11 AM and 7PM) thru Mon, Tues and Wed 17th, nightly at 7PM. Jimmy Swogger from Pennsylvania will be the evangelist. He will bring the messages through preaching, singing and his very special talent as a ventriloquist. Pastor Jake Eldridge and the congregation invite you to attend.

Sand Volleyball Leagues Form in Scott Depot Co-ed teams are being accepted to begin play at Teays Valley Acres beginning Tuesday, April 16th. The cost is $30.00 per person for the eight-week season. Ages 15 and up. All skill levels are welcome. Form teams from your business, church or community group. Teams may have no more than 3 men on the court at one time. Teays Valley Acres is located just east of Rocky Step Road off of Teays Valley Rd. The site offers a playground for children, concession stand, restrooms, and hiking trails and is alcohol and tobacco free. Call (304) 415-6198 to register or for more information.

Community Calendar Infant Care Classes Once a month, FamilyCare offers a two-hour class to help new parents learn to care and feed their newborn babies. Topics include diapering, swaddling, SIDS prevention, bathing, signs of illness, cord and circumcision care, breastfeeding and more. To register, call Debi Ellis at 304-757-6999, ext. 80, or e-mail

Childbirth Education Classes FamilyCare offers ongoing childbirth education classes in the Teays Valley area. These classes discuss birth options, the labor process, medications and more. This class series meets for four Mondays each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required, and Medicaid patients are welcome. To register, contact Debi Ellis at 304-757-6999, ext 80, or

Moms & Tots Playgroup offers Weekly Activities Teays Valley Moms and Tots offer weekly activities for children 4 and younger, as well as monthly Mom's Night Outs for mothers. For more information, e-mail

Expectant Parents' Program The CAMC Family Resource Center conducts a "Becoming a Family" program at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Programs, services and classes are designed to help expectant parents gain as much information as possible on parenthood. Attendees (including family and friends, depending on the nature of the class) will leave feeling supported and more confident during the process. The program includes special classes on preparing for childbirth, preparing siblings, pediatric CPR, breastfeeding, infant massage and pregnancy massage (for couples). Contact the hospital for more details.

Hometown Senior Center Space Rental The Hometown Senior Center is available for rental for showers, birthday parties and other social functions. Reasonably priced, the center has catering available and its dining room seats 75. For reservations or more details, call 304-586-2745.

2013 Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks Kanawha State Forest Foundation presents the 2013 Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks on Saturday April 20, 2013. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the swimming pool area of Kanawha State Forest. Cost: Adults $5.00; under age 16, $2.00. Walks: 9 am – 12:30 pm A variety of walks, including wildflowers, medicinal/edible plants, trees, beginning and advanced birding, photography, etc… (Be sure to bring a camera & binoculars!). Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world! There will be door prizes, a raffle and a hot dog sale. Walks are assisted by the Department of Natural Resources, Handlan Chapter Brooks Bird Club, Mary Ingles Trail Blazers, and the WV Native Plant Society. For more information call 304558-3500.

Senior & Single Club announces Meeting A new club for those over 50 and single meets at 7 p.m. every third Friday at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 First Avenue, Hometown. For more information, call 585-2745.

Diabetes Education Group Meets at 7 p.m., in Room B, Eleanor Town Hall, on the third Tuesday of each month. For more info, call Mary 304-9374093, Missy 304-937-3373 or Glenville 304-586-2523.

Winfield Community Church hosts Food Pantry Winfield Community Church offers a Food Pantry to assist those in and around the community. New hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the

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church office, 3680 Winfield Road, Suite B, Winfield. For more information please call the church office at 304-5861146, M-F from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winfield Community Church is located at 144 Rocky Step Road in Scott Depot. Sunday worship begins at 10:45 a.m.

Putnam County Republican Women Meet the third Thursday of each month at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, 6 p.m. For more information, call Nancy Bradley at 562-3020 or Iva Danner at 5629526.

Autoimmune Support Group An autoimmune support groups meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at noon. The meeting is held in the upper level of the September House located beside Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 850 Norway Avenue, Huntington. For additional information, call Carolyn Hopper at 781-7434 or Kimberly Marcum at 7364957.

Kanawha Valley Coin Club The Kanawha Valley Coin Club meets the third Tuesday of each month (7 p.m.) at the Kanawha City Recreation Center located at 3511 Venable Avenue. For more info., call 727-4062 or 925-4852.

American Legion Post 187 American Legion Post 187 meets at 7 p.m. at the Winfield Presbyterian Church, Ferry Street, Winfield – every first and third Thursday of the month.

Scott-Teays Lions Club Meetings Scott-Teays Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Broadmore Assisted Living, 4000 Outlook Drive, Teays Valley. For more information call 304-757-8599 or email

Silver Sneakers Class The Tri-County YMCA in Scott Depot hosts the Silver Sneakers Muscular Endurance Class from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Move to music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range

The Putnam Standard of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Certified instructors lead classes. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

Senior Fitness Classes Senior fitness classes are held at the John Henson Senior Center in Hurricane from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. A certified fitness instructor leads the class. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

T.O.P.S. No. 599 Weekly meetings of TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly," are held at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Patrick Church, 207 Jefferson Street, Bancroft. Questions, call Sharon, 304-523-4618.

Coal Scrip as Private Currency FREE ADMISSION SCRIP SHOW COAL, MERCHANT & LUMBER APRIL 19, 2013 The National Scrip Collectors Association (a not for profit) will be holding their semi-annual show and meeting in Beckley, WV April 19th starting at 8 A.M. and ending at noon on the 20th Location is 2120 Harper Road at the Country Inn & Suites. FREE ADMISSION and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Coal Scrip was the private currency of Coal Companies in over 612 towns in just West Virginia. In the mid 1950's scrip had all but disappeared as a method of labor payment. Coal Scrip like other obsolete currency has survived and today is thriving in the hands of collectors. No one ever thought that Coal, Merchant and Lumber Scrip would have another life. As hard as the work was to earn a few dollars the miner and lumberman's families had no thought of saving the Scrip. Almost all scrip is in circulated condition, even so some few are worth hundreds of dollars. There will be Vendors, Dealers and collectors at the show that would offer their opinion as to the value of any scrip and maybe where to sell it if desired. Other mining memorabilia and artifacts usually have Dealers also. Part of the purpose of NSCA is to encourage the study and research of the history of coal mining companies as it relates to the usage of scrip tokens and the families that used it. For more information please contact Bill Campbell ( or Clip and save article for future use.

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The Thrill Of The Grill by David Venable

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

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

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“Hollywood Murder Mystery” comes to West Virginia State University INSTITUTE, WV - A “Black and White Hollywood Murder Mystery Dinner” will take place at West Virginia State University (WVSU) beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12. The event will take place in room 134 of the Wilson University Union and is open to all WVSU students and employees, as well as the general public. The murder-mystery themed evening will allow for audience participation in acting out and solving the crime. As guests arrive they will be given parts to play and as the evening progresses they will be given clues and the chance to solve the crime. The murder-mystery scenario for the evening has been written by the Criminal Justice Club at WVSU, and other

groups from the University are also playing a role during the event. “We feel it is important to showcase the talent we have here at West Virginia State,” said William Palmer, president of the Leadership Institute, one of the sponsors for the evening. “We think it can be a point of pride for the University.” Proceeds from the murder mystery will go toward supporting scholarships on campus for WVSU students. Dinner will be served in a buffet style and those attending are asked to wear formal attire for the evening. In addition to helping solve the murder mystery, those in attendance will be able to enjoy a performance from the WVSU Jazz Band, in addition to DJ Bluestar who will also be

providing music. The event is expected to last until approximately midnight. The evening is sponsored by Student Activities, the Leadership Institute, the Criminal Justice Club and the Motivational Organization of New Artists (M.O.N.A.). Tickets for the Black and White Hollywood Murder Mystery Dinner may be purchased in room 103 of the Wilson University Union between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for one or $25 for two and are on sale now. Due to the size of the room, only 200 tickets will be sold so those interested in attending are encouraged to buy early. For more information, contact Shantel Hudgins at (304) 766-3255 or William Palmer at (304) 766-3122.

Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park to Present Spring Wildflower Hike on April 20 LOGAN, WV - The Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park will host the annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 20. The event, sponsored by Chief Logan State Park, the Hemlock Hills Garden Club and the Museum in the Park, is named for a long-time member of the Logan Garden Club who helped establish the hike 30 years ago. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel and knowledgeable wildflower enthusiasts will guide groups of registered hikers along a few of the park’s 14 trails to see and photograph native flora and fauna. Each trail features a unique combination of scenery and wildflowers. Chief Logan State Park Superintendent Bruce Collinsworth promises a variety of paths for hikers to choose from, depending upon their experience and endurance level. Hikers will meet at the Museum in the Park at 9 a.m. for registration and complimentary coffee and pastries. Groups will get organized and leave between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Hikers will be served a box lunch at the Museum in the Park following the hike.

Registration forms are available at the Chief Logan State Park office, by calling Museum in the Park at (304) 792-7229, emailing, calling Patsy Tilley of the Hemlock Hills Garden Club at (304) 583-2026, or emailing her at The early registration fee of $10 per adult aged 12 and over, and $6 per child aged 3 to 11 years old, must be received by April 13. After that, registration is $15 per adult and $11 per child, and lunch is not guaranteed. Fees can be paid by check or money order made payable to Hemlock Hills Garden Club and mailed to Patsy Tilley, 9896 Country Road, Davin, WV, 25617. For more information about Museum in the Park and the wildflower hike, contact Elizabeth Williams, site manager for the facility, at (304) 792-7229. Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and the State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local

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

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

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Annual System Flushing Starting March 18 thru May 3, 2013 Putnam Public Service District will be flushing water lines in its service area during the months of March and April 2013. Flushing of water lines is done to clean out distribution pipelines - removing any impurities or sediment that may be present in the pipe. Routine annual flushing is in accordance with the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health recommendations. Putnam PSD is in full compliance with all recommendations from regulatory agencies. For more details go to our website

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Debbie’s Poetry Corner

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

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Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Grease rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Layer sausage, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and cheese in dish. 2 Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over cheese. 3 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set.

Wildflower Pilgrimage Weekend at Carter Caves OLIVE HILL, KY - Carter Caves State Resort Park will host Wildflower Pilgrimage Weekend April 19-21. Wildflower walks and van tours are scheduled that weekend. Admission to field trips and workshops is $15 for adults and $10 for children aged 6-12. Evening programs also are scheduled.

The field trips will focus on wildflowers, birds, ferns and tree identification. A canoe trip also is available. An overnight package including two nights' lodging and registration for two is $169.95 (plus tax). The campground also will be open. Registrations can be made by calling 800-325-0059.

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By Debra J. Harmes-Kurth

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

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

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

PARK FROM PAGE 1 Huntington and features the largest state park campground in the state park system. Beech Fork’s campground has four distinct areas with approximately 80 sites as lakefront settings. Old Orchard is a 49-site, full hookup campground and is equipped with water, sewer and 20-, 30-, or 50-amp electric service. Old Orchard is open yearround; sites are numbered 1-49. Moxley Branch, Four Coves, and Lakeview camping areas each are equipped with 20- or 30-amp electric service. Sites at Moxley Branch are numbered 50-99. Four Coves sites are numbered 137-224, and Lake View area sites are numbered 225-275. “Renumbering the sites was necessary to prepare for the online reservation service,” said Yeager. The original numbering system had a No. 1 campsite for each of the four areas. Each of the four campground areas has full-service bathhouses and restroom facilities, complete with coin-operated laundry. Each campsite contains a grill and picnic table. Playground equipment is part of the campground amenities. Sites along the lake

have mooring posts. Reservations are taken for dates the Friday prior to Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend. After Labor Day weekend, all campsite rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis until the next reservation season. Beech Fork State Park also has six vacation cabins that are open year-round for vacations and rentals. The park offers recreation options that include an outdoor swimming pool open in the sum-

mer months, picnic shelter rentals, hiking, hand-dipped ice cream served in the Camper Store, and floatation rentals for lake use: canoes, kayaks, jon boats and paddle boats. For events, activities, rates, and now online camping reservations at Beech Fork State Park, visit For cabin reservations or campground reservation and information, the office phone is 304-528-5794.

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Vandalia Gathering Set for May 24 and 25 Vandalia Will also be Featured at State’s 150th Birthday Celebration CHARLESTON - Musicians will be center stage for the 2013 Vandalia Gathering at the State Capitol Complex when the annual festival takes place on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25. This year’s festival will focus on the music competitions, concerts and awards. In June, the Vandalia Gathering will be featured as a part of West Virginia’s 150th birthday celebration, hosted by the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission. “As the Sesquicentennial Commission began its planning, they approached us about ways to incorporate elements of the Vandalia Gathering into their events. After much discussion, we have found a way to both host the Vandalia Gathering on Memorial Day weekend and to assist the Sesquicentennial Commission in featuring some Vandalia events during the birthday celebrations,” said Commissioner Randall ReidSmith. TheVandalia Gathering will take place on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, this year. The focus will be on music contests and concerts, annual juried quilt exhibition awards program and the presentation of the Vandalia Award. Musical competitions and

concerts will fill the Culture Center Great Hall, Theater and Plaza Deck during the festival. Food vendors will be on hand to offer traditional favorites and new flavors that Vandalia attendees have come to enjoy. “There will be plenty of music at the Gathering,” said Commissioner Reid-Smith. “Our weekend event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday with the annual juried quilt awards presentation and the Vandalia Award ceremony. A concert will follow the awards program.” Saturday, it will be all music from 10 a.m. through the evening as competitions and concerts are the focus of the day. The Vandalia Gathering will then be featured during West Virginia’s 150th birthday celebration events being organized by the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission. During the celebration, which will take place June 2022 at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, the 2013 Vandalia Gathering winning musicians will be invited to play at the outdoor stage to highlight the importance of Appalachian music in West Virginia’s culture. The Commission will also host the food and craft vendors who traditionally partici-

pate during Memorial Day weekend and will set up the food contests, craft circle, dance stages, and liar’s competition. “We are excited to bridge the traditions of the Vandalia Gathering with the festivities of our statecelebrations,” hood Commissioner Reid-Smith said. “Appalachian music has played an important role in our state’s history, and we believe this will be a great addition to the birthday celebrations.” To view a complete schedule for the 2013 Vandalia Gathering, please visit The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Emmy and The Associated Press Lifetime Achievement Award and has been named West Virginia Sportscaster of the Year twice. The Creators Program is a spinoff of WVSU’s DigiSo initiative, a digital and social media incubator based out of the EDC. Recent workshops have focused

on filmmaking, production, writing, music and other topics taught by local professionals. The two-part seminar costs $40 and will conclude on Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration is required by calling the EDC at (304) 720-1401 or at

WORKSHOP FROM PAGE 1 casting as a career. Martin has been sports director at WCHS-TV and WVAH-TV in the Charleston/Huntington market since 2000 and has served as color commentator and sideline reporter for games airing on ESPN Regional and Fox Sports. He is the recipient of a regional


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

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Full of heart - About 250 students participated in this year’s Hurricane Heart Walk, March 29. Photo by Justin Waybright By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE Students poured out their hearts during the annual Hurricane High School Heart Walk, March 29. It was a good Friday in more ways than one as more than 250 young men and women joined heart attack survivor and Hurricane teacher Perry Estep in a moment of silence for heart victims. Estep’s granddaughter Berklee Bonecutter hugged her grandpa. The moment painted an in-

erasable smile on his face. Bonecutter suffered lifethreatening SVT episodes about two years ago. However, she survived. Bonecutter is described as a miracle. She overcame. That’s what March 29 was about: overcoming heart problems and remembering those who lost heart battles. “In 1991, my father had quadruple bypass surgery; I’ve had a heart attack and my granddaughter Berklee suffered from SVT,” Estep said, looking at a crowd of students behind him. “These kids… have a heart… of

And they’re off! - SVT survivor Berklee Bonecutter blows the whistle to begin the heart walk. Photo by Justin Waybright gold.” Since 1991, Perry and supporters have raised more than $400,000 for the American Heart Association. He has taught for 33 years. The reason he teaches: the kids. “They keep me motivated, because they care about others,” he said. “I’m really lucky to be part of a staff that cares.” Principal Richard Campbell was humbled by his students, Friday. In recent weeks, his Redskins raised thousands in donations to various charities,

including Make-A-Wish and Ronald McDonald House. “Every year, we do something like this - the kids do a fantastic job of giving back to the community,” Campbell said. Part of the charity fundraising event, also called March Madness, included a canned food drive. Estep recalled a moment during the food drive that humbled him. “I saw kids walking more than a half-mile to bring in cans,” he said.

The March Madness event culminated with the Heart Walk. With his granddaughter in his arms, Estep held a microphone to her mouth. Bonecutter blew the whistle to start the one-lapwalk. Students cheered and smiled with every step they took around the 400-meter-track. Estep walked with his daughter and granddaughter. He glowed with happiness. “God is good,” Estep said, walking with his miracle by his side.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducts Underage Alcohol Compliance Checks On Friday, March 22, 2013 The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducted underage alcohol compliance checks on convenience stores and beer taverns throughout Putnam County. Out of the 30 establishments visited 7 sold to underage operative, overall a 23.33% buy rate. Putnam County Deputy Sheriff’s issued citations to all seven salesclerks and bartenders who sold alcohol to underage. Sheriff Steve Deweese was also present during compliance checks. ** Funding was provided by The

West Virginia Governors Highway Safety Program. Establishments visited and results are as follows: Establishments in non-compliance: Winfield Quick stop, 3502AWinfield Road, Winfield Dollar General Store # 6080, 3274 Winfield Road, Winfield George’s Inn, 324 Cross Lanes Drive, Nitro Prima 7-11 # 5428, 707 Winfield Road, St. Albans Par Mar Store # 15, 3890 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane Smoker Friendly’s Liquor plus #8, 200 Great Teays Center, Scott

Depot Clark’s Pump N Shop, Route 35, Frazier’s Bottom Establishments in compliance: Rite Aid Pharmacy # 966, 4016 State Route 34, Hurricane Eleanor Pool Room, 301 D Roosevelt Avenue, Eleanor D’s 34 Tavern, Rt.1 Box 114, Red House Par Mar Store # 17, 2665 Main Street, Hurricane Dollar General Store 612, 3554 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane Rite Aid Pharmacy # 4731, 3114 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane Little General Store # 5115, 4044

Teays Valley Road, Scoot Depot Kroger # 784, 302 Teays Center, Scott Depot Big Kmart # 3727, 101 Great Teays Blvd. Scott Depot Magic Mart # 567, 300 Liberty Square Shopping Center, Hurricane Go Mart # 83, Route 2 Box 4, Poca One Stop # 27, 184 Main Street, Poca Buffalo Tiger Mart # 184, 4200 Buffalo Road, Buffalo Rite Aid Pharmacy # 141, 101-A Roosevelt Blvd. Eleanor Eleanor Foodland, Route 62,

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CharlestonWVMommies Youth Art Winners Chosen celebrates Second Birthday Congratulations to all school winners and the following county winners of the Putnam County Youth Art Competition: Pre-K to First Grade: Best of Show – Sophia Frazier, George Washington Elementary 2nd Place – Teaghan Francisco, Poca Elementary 3rd Place – Levi Kessell, Confidence Elementary Group – Mrs. Lawrence’s Class, Hurricane Town Elementary Second and Third Grades: Best of Show – Maddy Lucas, Winfield Elementary 2nd Place – Kaylee Myles, George Washington Elementary 3rd Place – Zooey Cooper, Rock Branch Elementary Group –Mrs. Higginbotham’s Class, Buffalo Elementary Fourth and Fifth Grades: Best of Show – Phoebe Jones, Eastbrook Elementary 2nd Place – Madison Goff, West Teays Elementary 3rd Place – Madison Thomasson, Hurricane Town Elemen-

tary Group –Mrs. Stalnaker’s Class, Conner Street Elementary Middle School: Best of Show – David Garrett, Poca Middle School 2nd Place – Darian Herp, Winfield Middle School 3rd Place – Correy Wiess, Poca Middle School Group – Susan Smith’s Class, Hurricane Middle School High School and Putnam Career & Technical Center: Best of Show – Sommer Berardi, Hurricane High School 2nd Place – Brianna Pruitt, Winfield High School 3rd Place – Kenny Allison, Putnam Career & Technical Center Group – Erin Crouch’s Class, Winfield High School Owens Art Fellowship Award Winners: Jillian Noel, Poca Elementary School Mia Francis, Winfield Elementary School Hailey Williams, George Washington Elementary School

Career and Employment Expo Set for April 11 at West Virginia State University INSTITUTE, WV - More than 40 businesses and professional organizations are scheduled to participate in a Career and Employment Expo on Thursday, April 11, at West Virginia State University (WVSU). The Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilson University Union and is free and open to the public. “All job seekers are welcome to attend and are encouraged to research the companies prior to the event,” said Sandhya Maharaj, director of Career Services and Co-operative Education at WVSU. “On the day of the event, we encourage participants to dress for success and bring copies of their resume for distribution.” Business representatives will be on hand to discuss current job openings as well as parttime positions, summer employment and internships. Those scheduled to participate in the Expo include Adecco, American General Life & Accident, Arc of the Three Rivers, AT &T Mobility, BrickStreet, Bristol Broadcasting Inc., CAMC, CASI, Cintas Corp., City

National Bank, Comfort Keepers, Educational Broadcasting Authority, Enervest Operating LLC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Express Employment Professionals, Fastenal Co., FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.), Generation Charleston, Home City Ice, Home Depot, Huntington Police Department, Innovative Mattress Solutions, KISRA, Kroger, Manpower, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Prestera Center, Rescare Inc., Snowshoe Mountain Resort, South Central Regional Jail, Speedway LLC, State Farm, University of Charleston, U.S. Department of Agriculture – NRCS, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Veterans Services, U.S. Foods, Walmart, W.Va. Army Air National Guard , W.Va. Department of Education, W.Va. DHHR, W.Va. Division of Corrections, W.Va. Division of Personnel, W.Va. State Tax Department, Western and Southern Life Insurance and WQCW TV/The Tri States CW. For more information, contact Career Services and Co-operative Education at (304) 766-3236.

CHARLESTON, WV CharlestonWVMommies, a free group for moms in all of southern West Virginia and the tricities area of Huntington, WV, Ashland, KY, and Ironton, OH will celebrate its second birthday with an open house Saturday, April 13th at 2:00pm at the Southridge Panera, 2830 Mountaineer Boulevard, South Charleston. This free family event is open to the community and includes door prizes, birthday cake, and craft activities for children. About CharlestonWVMommies CharlestonWVMommies, a chapter of The Mommies Net-

work, was founded in March of 2011 to help connect and support moms in the Charleston area. Today CharlestonWVMommies has expanded to include all of southern WV and neighboring cities in KY and OH. CWVM has over 100 members who connect online and at over 20 area events each month including Moms Night Out, park playdates, in home playdates, craft playdates, potlucks and many other events. CharlestonWVMommies' Beckley Area Group regularly meets at events in the Beckley area. Membership is free and open to all moms in southern WV, including Huntington, as well as Ashland, KY, and Ironton, OH. New mem-

bers can register to join at About The Mommies Network Founded in 2005, The Mommies Network is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping moms find support and friendship in their local community. Through local volunteer teams, The Mommies Network currently operates 80 Mommies communities, providing over 30,000 moms a free and easy way to connect with other local parents for friendship, support, advice and fun. Each community has extensive online forums, private chat rooms, and face-toface events for both adults and their kids planned each week.

Bob Evans Farm hosts New Juried Quilt Show RIO GRANDE, OH – The original Bob Evans Farm is now accepting entries for its first “Celebrate Quilts” juried quilt show. The selected 50 entries will be showcased in the Bob Evans Farm Event Barn from July 1-31, 2013.Visitors may view the exhibit from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Admission: adults, $3; children 612, $1. Over $4,000 in prize monies will be awarded in three categories; bed quilts, wall quilts, and this year’s themed quilt category – Patriotic. First place entries will receive $500, second place $300, third place $200, People’s Choice

$100, and Best of Show will receive $1,000. Entry forms, photographs and the $10 entry fee must be postmarked by May 1, 2013. For more information or to receive and entry form, please email or call 800-994-3276, 740-245-5305.

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To spear or not to spear

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



MARK D. ALLISON Mark D. Allison, 35, of South Charleston, formerly of Scott Depot, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. Born February 13, 1978, in Charleston, he was a son of Stephen and Janet Rogers Allison. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Rogers; his uncle, Harold Rogers II; and Jason, his brother he never met physically, but with whom he shared a great bond. Mark was a graduate of Winfield High School and received a bachelor's degree in counseling from Marshall University and was a former employee of the state of West Virginia. Growing up in Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, he became an elder of the Presbytery at the age of 16. He was currently an active member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, Mark is survived by the love of his life, his daughter, Maggie Elizabeth; his brother, Matthew Allison and his fiancee, Laura; his grandparents, Harvey and Susie Atkins of Beckley; his grandmother, with whom he lived and was her caregiver, Lois Rogers of South Charleston; his aunt and uncle, Joyce and Larry Williams of South Charleston; close family friends, Greg and Nancy DuVall of Scott Depot; as well as several cousins. Also surviving is his former wife, Mary Allison; they continued to love each other. A celebration of Mark's life was held Wednesday, April 3, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Rick McGuire and Pastor Doug Jenkins officiating. Private interment, alongside his brother, was held at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. In keeping with Mark's unselfish nature, the family encourages memorial contributions to be made on his behalf to the Brain Injury Alliance of West Vir-

ginia, P.O. Box 574, Institute, WV 25112-0574.

DONALD M. "DONNIE" ARMSTRONG Donald M. "Donnie" Armstrong, 29, of Scott Depot, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. Born September 1, 1983, he was a son of D.A. and Becky Armstrong of Scott Depot. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas W. and Evelyn Armstrong, as well as Mike and Betty Murad. A graduate of Freedom Christian Academy, Nitro, Donnie also attended Teays Valley Christian School. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to spend time hunting and fishing. Donnie will be sadly missed and will continue to be loved by his parents, as well as his children, Cameron and Drew Armstrong; his sister, Jennifer Sipe of Hurricane; and his brother, Tony Crist of Scott Depot. A private service to honor his life was held. Online condolences may be made by visiting m. The family requests memorial donations are made to Community Church, 212 Dudding Ave., Hurricane, WV 25526. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

DORA PRISCILLA BETTS Dora Priscilla Betts, 79, of St. Albans, passed away April 1, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted with the arrangements.

A. RODNEY "ROD" BURNS A. Rodney "Rod" Burns, 89, of Winfield, formerly of Cross Lanes, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Leon, a son of the late Willard and Bessie Burns. He was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a proud veteran of World War II. He was a former employee of A&P and a retired chemical operator from Union Carbide Corp., Institute Plant. He was an active member of Winfield United Methodist Church, Winfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Cadle Burns; brothers, Harold, Tag and George; and sister, Anna Lee Burns Morgan. He is survived by his daughters, Roderick Ann Casto (Curtis) and Julie Burns; son, Roddy Burns (Kathy); grandchildren, Matthew and Mark Casto, Chris and Tracie Long and Bess and Jacob Burns; great-grandchildren, Mary Kelsea, Makenna, Logan, Megan and Marissa Casto and Ryan and Isabel Long; sister, Muriel Noffsinger; and special nieces and

nephews. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to his caregivers, Terri Brogan, Brenda Parsons and the staff of HospiceCare. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, at Winfield United Methodist Church, Winfield, with the Rev. Tom Hill officiating. Burial was in Leon Cemetery, Leon. Memorial contributions in memory of Rod Burns may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W. Charleston, WV 25387 or to Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive, Winfield, WV 25213. Arrangements were under the direction of Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield.

JULIE RING COALTER Julie Ring Coalter of Murrieta, Calif., died March 21, 2013. She was born May 8, 1937, in Richwood. She was predeceased by her brothers, Herman Ring and David Ring, as well as a sister, Mary Ring Mitchell. Her surviving siblings are Virginia Ring Billings of Ashland, Ky., and Harry "Butch" Ring of St. Albans. She is also survived by her husband, Charles Coalter III; daughter, Carla Coalter Price (Thomas), and son, Charles Coalter IV (Brenda); and four grandchildren, Andrew, Jessie, Amy and Joseph. They all reside in Murrieta, Calif. She graduated from St. Albans High School, class of 1955, where she loved being a majorette. She was originally a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in St Albans, then Ridgecrest (CA) United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Charles, traveled and worked in many countries, living in places such as Belgium, Puerto Rico, Canada, Kuwait, Indonesia, U.S. Virgin Islands as well as many U.S. states. She and her husband have been retired in sunny California for the last 10 years. She was an avid reader and organized book clubs wherever she lived. She volunteered at schools in Indonesia and spent much time with her grandchildren as they grew up. She will be missed by many friends and her family. A memorial service is being planned for July in the St. Albans area.

DEREK J. COHENOUR Derek J. Cohenour, 32, of Hometown, formerly of Smoot, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at C.A.M.C. Memorial following a short illness. He was a graduate of Concord University with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. He was employed by the West Virginia Medical Institute as an Information Technology Specialist. Derek attended the Poca United Methodist Church. He was born December 10, 1980, and was the son of the late James E. and Carrell L. Cohenour.

Thursday,April 11,2013 – Page 13 He is survived by his loving wife, Violet Cohenour; his precious daughters, Lilly Virginia and Lila Grace Cohenour; brother, Darren (Mitzi) Cohenour of Smoot; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. The family suggests memorial donations are made to the "Power of Many Campaign" for the David Lee Cancer Center, Charleston. Visit for details and to donate. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, at the Poca United Methodist Church, Poca with Pastor Audria Botkin officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Online condolences may be sent to the Cohenour family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor was in charge of arrangements.

HARLEN HERMAN EADS Harlen Herman Eads, 78, of South Charleston, born December 9, 1934, passed away March 24, 2013, at his home after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rev. Juanita J. Eads; brothers, Roy Eads, Jimmy Eads and Timothy Brown; father, Howard Eads; and mother, Juanita Eads-Brown. Harlen is survived by five sons, Terry Eads and wife, Donna, of Alum Creek, David Eads of St. Albans, Jeff Eads and wife, Karen, of Culloden, Wayne Mallory and wife, Bernice, of South Charleston and Hardy Eads of South Charleston; and five daughters, Charlotte White of Milton, Fla., Robin Auxier and husband, Buck, of Charleston, Vicki Shelton and husband, Charles, of South Charleston, Cindy O'Neal and husband, Carl, of Dunbar and Sandy Bishop and husband, Keith, of Garretts Bend. He is also survived by 30 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Frances Bishop of South Charleston and Loretta Cottrell and Yolanda Johnson, both of St. Albans; and his loving dog, Chloe. He enjoyed singing in church and had a well-known rendition of "The Light House" that was favored by many, and also loved to watch a good ballgame. Harlen was a strong-willed but loving father. He was a member of Upton Creek Community Church and was faithful to local nursing

home ministries through the years. He was also a member of Local Laborers Union No. 1353 for more than 50 years and worked for Parkway Super Market for 17 years. The family would like to send a special thanks to Kim Cyrus and Hospice House of Charleston and special friend, Laura France. And thanks to a very special daughterin-law, Bernice Mallory, for her loving and caring help. Funeral services were held Friday, March 29, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Charles Shelton officiating. Burial was at Bishop and Burgess Cemetery, Garretts Bend.

FOREST FREELIN FAULKNER Forest Freelin Faulkner, 91, of Milton, loving husband, father and granddad went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 29, 2013. He was born July 7, 1921, in Hurricane, a son of the late John and Lura Mabe Faulkner. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Bernard and David Faulkner; and his sister, Bessie Payne. He was a World War II Veteran serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was an employee of International Nickel for 44 years retiring as a foreman in the machine shop. He was member of Milton Baptist Church, where he was a former Deacon, Financial Secretary and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member for fifty years of the Milton Lebanon Masonic Lodge 68 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Shriners. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Dortha May Persinger Faulkner; two daughters, Joyce Courts (Virgil) and Linda Gainer (Bill); one grandson, Michael Gainer; two step-grandchildren, Tiffany Vargo and Shawn Courts; four great-grandchildren, Airika Gainer, Levi Gainer, Skyler Gainer and Cecilia Vargo; six sisters, Jean Lyerla, Betty Thornton, Virginia Cook, Meredith Gibson, Dorothy Ellison, Stella Bowles; and three brothers, Edward, Gerald and Johnny Faulkner. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 1, 2013 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Page 14 –Thursday,April 11,2013 OMER RALPH GRALEY Mr. Omer Ralph Graley, 84, of Jesse King Road, Advance, N.C., died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Autumn Care of Mocksville, N.C. He was born January 28, 1929, in Hewett, W.Va., to the late Omer Alfred and Mattie Martha Lyons Graley. Mr. Graley was a member of Yadkin Valley Baptist Church and Farmington Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 265. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn K. Sutphin Graley; a son, Terry Graley; five sisters, Pearl Lee, Bessie Roberts, Stella Armstrong, Pauline Brown and Joanne Ewing; and two brothers, Ernest and Cecil Graley. Survivors include his wife, Nellie James Graley of the home; a daughter, Debbie Dean of Belews Creek, N.C.; a son, David Graley of Lexington, N.C.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Opal Daily of St. Albans. A funeral service was conducted Wednesday, April 3, at Yadkin Valley Baptist Church, Farmington, N.C., with the Rev. Ronnie Craddock and the Rev. Leon Wood officiating. The family requests that memorials are considered for a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

MARIE M. HALL Mrs. Marie M. Hall, 78, of Winfield died Nov. 2, 2012. A graveside service was held Saturday, March 30, at Sand Ridge Cemetery, Sand Ridge. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer was in charge of arrangements.

KEITH R. HANGER Keith R. Hanger, 90, went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2013, after a short illness. Keith was born November 7, 1922, in Elkins. He later moved to South Charleston, where he graduated from South Charleston High School. He went on to West Virginia Institute of Technology, graduating with a bachelor of science in chemistry. He taught chemistry at Washington District High School before earning a master of arts in counseling from Marshall University. He then went on to work for the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation, where he later retired after 25 years of service. Following retirement he enjoyed many hobbies as well as several jobs, including owning a nutrition

and wellness shop in St. Albans. Keith proudly served his country as a Navy corpsman during World War II and was a member of the VFW local. Keith was also an accomplished painter and writer. Keith was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Margaret; and by his parents, Harry and Albina Hanger. He is survived by his loving daughter, Betty Young and her husband, Gary, of St. Albans; two granddaughters, Rachael Horsman and her husband, Bill, of Charlotte, N.C., and Julie Young of Richmond, Va.; and one greatgrandson, Matthew Horsman, also of Charlotte, N.C. He also leaves behind many wonderful friends and colleagues. A celebration of Keith's life was held Saturday, March 30, at First Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, with Pastor Paul Romine officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Your donation to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536, would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Hospice for the compassionate care given to Keith. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

CARL HARRISON SR. Carl Harrison Sr., 53, of St. Albans, passed away March 29, 2013, at Valley Center, South Charleston. He is survived by sons, Chad of Vermont and Carl Allen of Maine; daughter, Tabitha Harrison of Cross Lanes; stepson, Shane Atkinson of St. Albans; brotherin-law, Dan Atkinson and wife, Donna, of St. Albans; and seven grandchildren. The family would like to thank Genesis Health Care & Hospice for their continued support and care for Carl over the last 20 months. Memorial services for Carl were held Thursday, April 4, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Ken Carter officiating. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

LEA ANN HUNT Lea Ann Hunt, 68, of Pliny, was ushered home by her heavenly Father on March 28, 2013, with her best friend, husband and

daughter by her side. She was born August 4, 1944 and was the daughter of the late Oswald Midkiff and Eula Hood and was the grandmother of the late Matt Trail. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Hunt; daughter, Kim Underwood; son, Todd Hunt; granddaughters, Leah Smith, Mandy Hunt; grandson, Bruce Hunt; one great-granddaughter, Carmen Higgins; and her loving brother, Sam Midkiff and his wife, Barb. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Dan Hogan officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park. We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Hospice for their loving care of Lea Ann. Donations may be sent to Hospice in her memory, Kanawha Hospice 1606 Kanawha Blvd W. Charleston, WV 25387-2536. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Hunt. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

EARNEST DEAN "LUCKY" IGO Earnest Dean "Lucky" Igo, 63, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. He was born April 24, 1949, in Beards Fork, to the late Lawrence D. Igo and Wanda Lee Goodwin Igo Duncan. He was an equipment operator for American Electric Power and a member of Trinity Fellowship, St. Albans. He also served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Marsha R. and William Gannon and Karen Igo, all of St. Albans; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Donald Seacrist of East Bank; brothers and sister-in-law, David and Sheila Igo of Salisbury, N.C., and Scott Igo of Huntington; and grandchildren, Jacob Clay, Amber Clay, Kayla Igo and Austin Gessel. Funeral services were held Friday, March 29, at Trinity Fellowship, St. Albans, with Pastor Billy Griffin officiating. Entombment, with military honors, was in Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. You may share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

LILLIAN G. LARCK JOHNSON Lillian G. Larck Johnson, 83, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Alice Faye McCallister, following a long illness.

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Born February 18, 1930, in Scott Depot, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Lula Bess Larck. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bernie Johnson; her sisters, Eloise Gum and Peggy Erwin; her brother, William "Bill" Larck; as well as a son-in-law, Billy McCallister. Lillian was a homemaker and attended Pine Grove Church of Christ, Scott Depot. Surviving are her daughters, Alice Faye McCallister of Hurricane and Beverly Gail Morgan (Mark) of Scott Depot; two grandchildren, Aaron McCallister (Brandi) and Corey Morgan; and two great-grandchildren, Noah McCallister and Brycen Morgan. Funeral services were held Friday, March 29, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jerry Losh officiating and her brother-in-law, Minister George Erwin, assisting. Burial was in Culloden Cemetery, Culloden. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family would like to offer their appreciation and gratitude to Hospice Care and Dr. John Neville for the care and compassion shown to their mother.

BETTY LOU LaFON Betty Lou LaFon, 87, of Hurricane, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Clermont, Fla. Born August 3, 1925, in Bridgeport, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ivy Schick James. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Pat R. LaFon; her sisters, Mae Ann Plowman, Agatha Seed; her brother, Donald James. Betty received her master's degree in Education from Central Michigan University and was a former special education teacher in the Kanawha County School system. A member of the Church of the Nazarene, she served as a ministers' wife for over 50 years. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Steve and Penny LaFon of Raleigh, N.C., Timothy and Kendra LaFon of Winfield, Patty and Mark Sweeney of Mount Dora, Fla.; her sister, Norma Akers of Bridgeport, Ill.; her brothers, Paul and David James of Bridgeport, Ill., Charles James, Jr. of Clarkston, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor John Hayes officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

ROSEMARY LOTSHAW Rosemary Lotshaw, 83, of South Carolina, formerly of Winfield, died March 27, 2013. No services were planned. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, was in charge of arrangements.

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WILLIAM ROBERT "BILL" McKINNEY William Robert "Bill" McKinney, 71, of Scott Depot, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley. Born April 1, 1941, in Letart, he was a son of the late Robert Marshall and Iva Charlotte Click McKinney. He was a farmer and an Advent Christian by faith. Surviving are his brother, Larry McKinney (Carloyn); his sister, Virginia Lee McKinney; his nephew, Daniel Robert McKinney; and his great-nephews, Ian Marshall and Connor Brock McKinney, all of Scott Depot. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Dr. Melissa Pratt, the Rev. Arley Cravens and the Rev. David Bowen officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences may be made by visiting

MINNIE PAULINE WORKMAN MEANS Mrs. Minnie Pauline Workman Means, 85, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 31, 2013. She was a member of the First Church of God in Dunbar. Minnie was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Clinton Means; parents, Levi and Mary Workman; three brothers Theron, Bill and Delbert Workman; and four sisters, Bertha Parker, Naomi Webster, Dimple Warner and Priscilla Perdew Hudson. She is survived by two sons, Eugene "Gene" and wife, Sandie Means, of St. Albans and Denver "Dink" and wife, Debbie Means, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandson; and a host of family and friends. A tribute to the life of Minnie Pauline Workman Means was held Wednesday, April 3, at Cunningham Memorial Park Lower Chapel, St. Albans, with Pastor Larry McCallister officiating. Burial followed in the gardens. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Means family. Online condolences may be sent to

REBA C. PETTRY Reba C. Pettry, 69, of Cross Lanes, went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West after a long illness. Reba was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian and Richard Pettry; and brothers, Donald, Wallace and James R. Pettry.


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ARNOLD M. "ZIFFEL" RANDOLPH Arnold M. "Ziffel" Randolph, 59, of Midway, Putnam County, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House following a short illness. He was employed as an electrician and was a member of IBEW Local No. 317. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and camp and was a member of the Buffalo Sportsman Club. Born May 20, 1953, he was the son of the late Marion Randolph and Thelma Marie Johnson Randolph. Survivors include his loving companion, Darlene Dooley of Midway; stepchildren, Mark Hackney of Bridgeport, Chad Hackney of Lewisburg, Latisha Slater of Winfield and Nicole Gatens of Midway; brother, David "Bill" (Linda) Johnson of Midway; sister, Roseanna (Bill) White of Alum Creek; brother, Ronnie Randolph of Cairo, Mo.; sister, Dorie (Eddie) McAfee of Leon; and brother, Gene (Stacy) Randolph of Red House. Ziffel is also survived by three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; along with a

host of nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor David Panaro Jr. officiating. Burial was at Shiloah Cemetery, Red House. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to Hubbard Hospice House, c/o Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Online condolences may be sent to the Randolph family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

EDITH FAYE RAY Edith Faye Ray, 84, of St. Albans, passed away March 28, 2013, at home. She was born April 8, 1928, in South Charleston and was a daughter of Allen & Iva Anderson Pritchard, both whom preceded her in death. Edith was a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Hurricane, where she was also the Sunday school secretary. She had also attended Bethany Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Temple and Twin City Bible Church. She was a volunteer at Alban Elementary, St. Albans. Her favorite past time was working in her yard. Edith will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Cluther J. Ray; son, Allen Ray; and brothers, Allen, Don, Otis and Herman Pritchard. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Michael David and Penny Ray of St. Albans; sisters, Iva Mae Pritchard of St. Albans and Deloris Mikeal of Hurricane; and grandchildren, Summer Dawn and Justin Michael Ray, both of St. Albans. A celebration of Edith's life was held Tuesday, April 2, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor John Duffy and Pastor Homer Fink officiating. She was laid to rest next to her husband in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

GARY DAVID SMITH Gary David Smith, 61, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. Honoring his wishes, he was cremated and a service will be held at a later date. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, assisted the Smith family.

ELIZABETH HELEN WRAY Elizabeth Helen Wray, 92, of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., died March 29 at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane, W.Va.

Thursday,April 11,2013 – Page 15 Funeral services were held Monday, April 1 at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom.

JULIA LOU HURLEY YOUNG Julia Lou Hurley Young, 84, passed peacefully away on March 28, 2013. She was born in Mammoth on September 24, 1928, to Jonathan Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Robinson Hurley. When Julia was six the family moved to Poca, where they operated a family farm. After graduation from Poca High School, she was certified as a teacher and taught in a one-room school on Harmons Creek. She later worked in retail and retired from Big Star after many years of service. Julia loved to be with family, especially on St. Patrick's Day at the O'Hurley Family Celebration. She had a subtle, sometimes hilarious, sense of humor with just the right mix of Hurley temper. Julia enjoyed bowling, playing computer games and shopping for pretty knick-knacks. With her late husband, Paul, she traveled to the Bahamas, Europe, Hawaii and our homeland, Ireland. Most of all she loved the Lord and attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Julia was the last of a generation. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her eight brothers, Woodrow Wilson, Leonard Nolan, Arnold Pershing,

Arthur Bernard, Lonnie Milton, Ralph Neely, Alton Ray and Shirley Ernest Hurley. She was also predeceased by sisters-inlaw, Florence, Kathryn and Ethel Hurley; nephew, Jonathan Ray Hurley; niece, Rachel Bobinchuck; and husband, Paul Young, who passed away in 2000. Survivors include sisters-inlaw, Mary, Audra and Tillie Hurley and Donna Tawney. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Jeani and Susan Hurley (her caregivers), Nancy Alford, Carolyn Hager, Denise Hurley, Loretta Bitner, David Hurley, Joan Kay Kidd, Joel, Jimmy, Robert, Todd, Mike and Bruce Hurley, Jennifer Evans, Michelle Bobinchuck, Judi Copley, Mary Beth Colston and Betsy Lovejoy. In addition, she is survived by several great- and great-greatnieces and -nephews; by her cousins, Ruth Baker and Paul Hurley; her good friend, Terry Busin; special neighbors, Doug and Sherry Cummings; stepson, David Young; and her first husband, William "Buck" Thomas; and last but not least, her beloved cat, Snowball. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Online condolences may be sent to

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The Putnam Standard

Entries solicited for Quilts and Wall Hangings 2013 Juried Exhibition at the Culture Center CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites West Virginia quilters to enter the annual Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition. This year’s exhibition will open Friday, May 24, with an awards ceremony at the annual Vandalia Gathering at the Culture Center on the State Capitol Complex. The free summer-long exhibition will be displayed through Sept. 2, 2013. “The quilt exhibition in the Great Hall is one of our most popular and colorful exhibitions,” said Commissioner Randall ReidSmith of the Division of Culture and History. “Visitors from around the country enjoy the fine handiwork ofWestVirginians whose creativity and appreciation of tradition are showcased in the quilts and wall hangings we feature.” Beverly Fine, a National Quilting Association Certified Judge from

Haymarket,Va., will be the juror for this year’s exhibition. She made her first quilt for a friend when she was in high school, and became a dedicated quilter in 1996. Fine focuses her work on monoprinting, or using an etching press and/or fabric marbling, as well as dyepainting and shibori techniques. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows, including the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Johsonia Gallery in Fitchburg, Mass.; the Whistler House Museum of Art, the Brush Art Gallery and Studios and the New England Quilt Museum, all in Lowell, Mass. She recently co-authored the book Guide to Judged Quilt Shows, available through or Amazon. Fine will lead a workshop titled “A Judge’s Guide to a Professional Finish” at the Culture Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, May 10. Students will learn a step-by-

step process for making bindings and facings that will win praise from a quilt judge. The resulting pieces will be flat, smooth and square. Quilts, handmade or machine made, by West Virginia residents are eligible for the exhibition. Quilts and wall hangings shown previously in a Division of Culture and History Quilts and Wall Hangings juried exhibition are not eligible. Awards are presented for first($750), second- ($400) and thirdplace ($300) in the following categories: pieced quilts, appliquéd quilts, and quilts made with mixed/other techniques. Wall hangings will receive $400 for firstplace, $300 for second-place and $200 for third-place. In addition, a Best of Show prize of $100 may be awarded by the juror. Honorable mention or other non-monetary awards are given at the discretion

of the judge. The Division of Culture and History will provide two Purchase Awards and add the purchased quilt and wall hanging to the collection of the West Virginia State Museum. Quilters may sell their quilts during the exhibition; however quilts may not be removed until the close of the show. This year, entries must be shipped or mailed no earlier than April 8 and must arrive at the Culture Center no later than May 3, 2013. Hand-delivered entries will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., on April 25-26. Each entrant may submit one quilt and one wall hanging, which must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $20 for each entry. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. There is a $20 fee per person and registration is required. Contact Betty Gay, exhibits coordinator for the Division, at (304) 5580220, ext. 128, to register for the

workshop and to receive a supply list. Guidelines, applications and more information about eligibility, jurying and shipping are available on the Division’s website and can be downloaded at, or by calling Gay to have an application mailed. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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