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School Board considers hiring truancy officer

Buffalo marks 175th anniversary with horse parade By David Payne Sr.

By David Payne Sr.

WINFIELD -- Putnam County Schools may soon be hiring a truancy officer with legal authority to keep students on the right track. Twenty Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Phillip Stowers told the Putnam County Board of Education at Tuesday's meeting that while the truancy-diversion program has been successful, a dedicated truancy officer would help the county get many of the more resistant students on the right track. The diversion program intervenes to keep truancy cases from reaching circuit court. He asked the board to consider hiring a dedicated truancy officer, who would have authority to act on behalf of the court. While the officer would be employed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the county would ultimately be picking up the bill for the salary, Stowers said. “What I'm talking about is funding a person who has to authority to act (on behalf of the court) in your schools. You can't hire that,” he said. Stowers said that the number of truancy cases that reach circuit court declined more than 60 percent between 2005 and 2010. This, despite the fact that the very definition of truancy changed in SEE BOARD ON PAGE 3

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BUFFALO -- It's likely that the last time there were this many horses in a parade in the town of Buffalo, automobiles hadn't been invented yet to pull the floats. The sound of horseshoes clicking on concrete filled the air as there were over 100 horses and mules present at the Buffalo All-Horse Parade Saturday - not counting those in teams pulling the 20 wagons. The event was to commemorate the town's 175th anniversary. It was the first horse parade in living memory for the community, said Melody Matthews, event organizer. “We wanted to commemorate our special anniversary and it was suggested we go back in time to what a parade would have been like at that time,” she said. People lined the streets to get a glimpse of the parade. Among them was Karen Condron of Hurricane, who brought her three-year-old grandson Andy to

A boy waves to the crowd during Buffalo’s horse parade on Saturday, April 14. Photo by David Payne Sr. watch the horses, mules and wagon teams file past. “This is certainly the first one (all horse parade) I've been to. Andy really loves it. He likes the

black horses the best,” she said. Matthews said there are no plans, at least at the moment, to hold another. “People have really enjoyed it

and they may want to see it again, but we can't say if we'll ever have one again. This was to SEE PARADE ON PAGE 3

County Commission approves levy rate increase By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – The Putnam County Commission adopted a new property tax levy rate of 13.85 percent for the 2013 fiscal year that begins July 1 at its Tuesday, April 17, meeting. The new rate represents an in-

crease of .3 percent over the current rate of 13.55 percent. Putnam County Commission President Gary Tillis said that the increase was necessary in order to essentially help the county keep the status quo. “We had a $300,000 increase in our regional jail costs,” Tillis said. “That caused us to have to re-

evaluate our levy rate.” Tillis said that the Commission took a hard look at spending for the fiscal year that begins July 1 and did not grant many of the requests for additional funds that they received from agencies and elected officials. “Elected officials did not get everything they asked for, but we

are blessed in Putnam County that we have not had the problems that other counties have faced,” Tillis said. “Other counties have had to have layoffs and we have not had to do that.” The vote to raise the levy rate was 2-1 with Commissioner SEE COMMISSION ON PAGE 3


Page 2 – April 16-20, 2012 Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.

Home Décor Class Inside & Out Putnam County Parks is offering a six-week class on HOME DÉCOR-INSIDE & OUT Tuesday’s, May 1 – June 5, 2012 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for $60.00. Different projects each week including a deco-mesh wreath, container gardens and more. For more information call Wendy 304-421-6167 or email at

Clay Center presents Howl & Prowl Campfire Program Where: Kanawha State Forest When: Friday, May 4, 7 pm Cost: $5/person or $15/family (limit 4 family members) Registration & payment deadline: April 30 Note: Program will take place rain or shine. Nature’s hunters come in all shapes and sizes. Learn about these fascinating creatures and then join us for some classic s’more-making. For more information, call 304561-3570.

You’re invited to a ‘Once Upon A Time Princess Party’ Girls ages newborn to age 12 are invited to a “Once Upon A Time Princess Party” to be held April 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12p.m. at Valley Park. Princesses Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Tiana, Snow White, Tinkerbell and Jasmine will be available for pictures. You can also ride in a carriage with Princess Cinderella! There will be many activities; refreshments will be served. Come dressed as your favorite

Community News Princess. The event is free of charge and no reservations are needed. For more information call Karen Haynes at 757-7584 or Putnam Co. Parks 562-0518 ext 10.

George Jones to perform June 2nd in Huntington Country music legend George Jones is coming to Huntington for a Saturday, June 2, concert at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The 80-year-old singer is known for No. 1 hits such as "Still Doin Time," "The Door" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today." He has also won three Grammys and nine Country Music Awards. In February, Jones released "George Jones: Hits," which includes two new songs, "I Should Have Called" and "I Ain't Ever Slowin' Down." Tickets for the show went on sale Friday, April 6. Tickets will be $25, $35 and $45 and will be available at the SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Tom Easter Benefit Tom Easter of Eleanor was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in October, 2011. There will be a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, April 21st at Eleanor Baptist Church on Rt. 62 in Eleanor. This benefit is for the medical cost and transportation to Ruby Memorial in Morgantown. The benefit will run from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Meal includes: Homemade Spaghetti, Cole Saw, Garlic Bread and Drink for $7.00. There will be lots of Homemade desserts, a Jupiter jump for kids, nice raffle items such as Queen Size mattress/box springs, Fishing Poles, a Private Chef, Paintings, Movies, Ceiling Fan, Gift Baskets, a Silent Auction and much more. A good time for all. Hope you can come!

North American Youth Sports to hold Annual Spring Youth Basketball Tournament in Hamlin North American Youth Sports

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has announced that they will hold their annual spring youth basketball tournament in the Hamlin, West Virginia area at Lincoln County High School on May 11-13, 2012. This tournament will feature ten different brackets. They include 5th-6th grade boys; 5th-6th grade girls; 7th grade boys; 7th grade girls; 8th grade boys; 8th grade girls; 9th-10th grade boys; 9th-10th grade girls; 11th-12th grade boys; and 11th-12th grade girls. All grades are based on the grade in which a student is currently enrolled. The entry fee for this tournament is $110 and guarantees each team a minimum of two games. There will be awards presented in each bracket. The entry deadline is April 20, 2012. For additional information or an entry form, please call the tollfree NAYS spring tournament hotline at 1-866-352-5915, tournament director Bill Elkins at 304-824-3611, or go to the NAYS website at

Putnam County Meet the Candidates Putnam Aging will be holding their “Meet the Candidates” in the following Putnam Senior Centers: Tuesday, April 24th – 10:30 a.m. at Hurricane Senior Center, 2800 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. Tuesday, May 1st – 10:30 a.m. at Buffalo Senior Center, #48 Wrights Lane, Buffalo. Each senior center services lunch at 11:30. Open to the public.

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.

Community Outreach Gospel Series at Pumpkin Park Music Hall As We R Southern Gospel Ministries presents Community Outreach Gospel Series with special guest Squire Parsons on Saturday, April 28th at Pumpkin Park Music Hall, Milton, WV. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with singing beginning at 6:00 p.m. As We R will also be singing. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door – special Church group rates available. (Children 15 and under, free).

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Tickets are available at Guiding Light Bookstore or by phone at 304-549-0900 or 304-302-6441 or visit A portion of proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Concessions will be available.

St. Francis School Summer Fun Academy Registration is now open for St. Francis of Assisi School’s Summer Fun Academy for children ages 3-12. The program will emphasize academic enrichment including daily journal writing, reading and math activities, West Virginia history and world geography, in conjunction with the Smart Board and computer lab. Children will explore the arts, including ballet and acrobatics dance, and learn new skills, such as cooking and sign language. We will also offer lots of fun! Mrs. Jennifer Lopez is the director of the Academy and the staff includes experienced child care workers, college students, and current teachers. Summer Fun Academy will begin June 11 and end August 2. The hours are Monday – Thursday from 7:30am – 5:00pm. Your child can attend on a weekly basis or on a drop-in basis. To register for the Academy, or for more information, please visit our website, or call the school office (304) 7275690.

2nd Annual Taste of Putnam Putnam County Kiwanis invite you to come out on Sunday, May 20th at Valley Wave Pool for a funfilled family oriented event! Enjoy Picnic in the Park featuring the unique culinary offerings of Putnam County. ALL area restaurants and Chefs are encouraged to participate. No other event offers this type of exposure, marketing or branding opportunity to reach new customers. To sign up or for more information contact Michael Henshall at or 304-993-7650.

Network Of Women (NOW) Monthly Meeting Date: May 17, 2012 Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Office. About NOW: This committee is led by women in business in the

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community. Programs are designed to support women in the business community. Typical programs conducted throughout the year are a blood drive, the “Uniquely Me” Program, “Ladies Night Out” and “In the Know”. The group also participates in “Bell Ringing” for the Salvation Army and collected non-perishable food items throughout the year and distributed to the local food pantry to give back to the community. NOW is open to all women working for and with Putnam County Chamber member businesses interested in expanding their professional, personal and social relationships with other women.

Mountaineer Opry House News Eddie & Martha Adcock are scheduled to perform Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. For more information visit m/.

Putnam County Bridge to Ridge Bike Tour When? May 18th - beginning at 8 a.m. What? 62 and 36 mile ride. Rides start at the Courthouse in Winfield, Rt. 817. For more information, contact Chris Gress at 304-586-9017.

Cub Scout Pack 202 to hold Bazaar Cub Scout Pack 202 of Winfield will be hosting a spring bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Winfield United Methodist Church (behind McDonald's). The bazaar will include a rummage sale, car wash, crafts, bake sale and hot dogs with chips and drink.

Free Voice Lessons in Scott Depot Free class voice lessons will be offered beginning Thursday, May 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot. Persons twelve and up are invited to bring an already prepared Broadway, Gospel, Country, or Ballad of their choosing to sing in front of the class. Students will be instructed by Dr. Pratt on the basics of singing including posture, diction, tone, breathing, and song presentation. Four weeks of class instruction will culminate with a recital on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot. Participants must be available all five weeks and must bring sheet music for their song. Register by calling 304-7579222. No accompaniment tracks, please. Class size is limited. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. in Scott Depot just east of exit 40.

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BOARD FROM PAGE 1 the meantime from 10 unexcused absences to only five. “Truancy has been substantially reduced in Putnam County... I would say that the decrease would actually be greater than that (with the decreased number of unexcused absences needed), but I can't prove it, so we'll go with 60 percent,” he said. Stowers said that the number of cases reaching circuit court have declined from 370 in 2009 to 152 in 2011. “We look at numbers,” said Board president Craig Spicer, “but these are all lives you have fundamentally changed.” “We appreciate the work you have done,” said Deborah Phillips, board member. Many of the cases are resolved before they reach circuit court by Putnam County Magistrate Judge Linda Hunt through the county's truancy-diversion program. Stowers said the role of enforcing court orders is now handled by a probation officer, who also handles adult cases. A dedicated truant officer could provide better results, he said. Also at Tuesday's meeting, the board approved the levy rates for the next fiscal year. The excess levy rate remained the same from the previous year with 45.9 cents per $100 assessed value for residential property and 91.8 cents per $100 of assessed value for commercial properties. There was a slight decrease in the levy rate to pay back the schools-construction bond, said Chris Campbell, treasurer. That bond will be 13.84 cents per $100 assessed value for resident and 27.68 cents per $100 assessed value on commercial properties. Proposals to increase pay for substitute teachers and extracurricular activities coordinators were read again at the meeting. The board approved a $500 per year pay increase for teachers and service personnel at the previous meeting.

(Top left) This was one of several pristine antique wagons in Buffalo's horse parade. (Top right) Bailey Deweese, 8, of Buffalo, rides a pony during the town's all-horse parade. Photos by David Payne Sr. PARADE FROM PAGE 1 celebrate a milestone for our community,” she said. Town Recorder Lori DeWeese, whose eight-year-old daughter Bailey rode a pony in the parade, said the event was a welcome draw for equestrian enthusiasts.

COMMISSION FROM PAGE 1 Steve Andes voting against the increase. The vote came after a public comment period was held regarding the proposed increase. No one spoke out about the increase. Even with the levy rate increase, Putnam County's rate remains lower than its surrounding counties. In other news at the April 17 meeting, commissioners approved an application for a $3,000 DEP grant that would go to Community Corrections. If approved, the grant funds would be used for a utility trailer and supplies for Community Corrections. In other news at the April 17 meeting, County Clerk Brian Wood said that his office had mailed post cards to all of the

“All horses can come, regardless if they are afraid of sirens or not. A lot of people don't want to be in parades with their horses, because there are usually fire truck sirens and other things that will spook the horses,” she said. The parade began at Buffalo High School – the current one,

not the new one opening this fall – and continued for 1.25 miles to 18-mile creek and then back. Among the participants were members of Amish communities in Ohio, who put their wagondriving skills to good use. “The response has been overwhelming,” Matthews said.

The lead wagon in the parade carried the four living Buffalo mayors, current mayor Gary Tucker and former mayors Kenny Tucker, Bill Whittington and Dennie Tucker. Contact David Payne Sr. at

county's registered voters instructing them on their voting precinct for the upcoming May Primary Election. Wood said that so far feedback from voters has been good, and that his office remains available to answer questions. Wood said

that anyone with any questions should contact his office at (304) 586-0202. On April 24 beginning at 8 a.m. there will be a public test of voting equipment to be used in the Primary Election on the second floor of the Putnam County

Courthouse in Winfield. The next meeting of the Putnam County Commission will begin following the public test of voting equipment. Contact Jack Bailey at

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Attorney General suing debt collection agencies By Jessica M. Karmasek

CHARLESTON - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is suing seven unlicensed collection agencies, and their owners, to enforce investigative subpoenas and stop them from engaging in unlawful practices in the state. On Tuesday, McGraw's office said it began investigating the companies after receiving complaints alleging they engaged in "abusive" and "unlawful" debt collection practices. The attorney general said the practices included repeated harassing phone calls, impersonating law enforcement and judicial officers, making false threats that non-payment will result in arrest or criminal prosecution, and collecting non-existent debts or

debts that have already been paid. Spokesman Norman Googel said McGraw's office received at least one complaint, if not a few, for each company. "When we receive even one complaint, we investigate," he explained. "From that one complaint, we can tell if they are a licensed company or if they are violating the law." Googel said unlicensed debt collection agencies tend to operate in a similar, systematic way. "If a certain type of threat was made to one person, we find that that's what they do to everybody. That's why, after receiving any complaints, the Attorney General's Office issues an investigative subpoena, Googel said. "We want to find who you are,

what kind of debts you are collecting, etc.," he explained. In this case, McGraw's office issued subpoenas requiring the seven companies and their owners to produce records of all their collection activities in the state. The companies refused to comply, which led to the attorney general's filing of the enforcement action this week. "These types of companies are the kind that tend to not comply with our subpoenas," Googel said. "And that's what brings us to this type of action. "As long as we have a good address, we will do everything we can to enforce those subpoenas." The companies and individuals sued by McGraw's office include: • County Filing Services Inc. and Portfolio Investment Finan-

cial, and owner Todd Loop; • Investment Management and Recoveries Inc. and Randall Ray Goins; • Rosenthal, Stein and Associates LLC and Sharisse Williams; • Vision Credit Solutions LLC and James P. Belstadt; • National Capital Management Inc., and Ryan Daniel Todora and Natalie Lynn Rowe; and • Dorsey Thornton and Associates LLC, and Wyteria Dorsey and Michael Thornton. All seven of the companies are from out of state, Googel noted. He said a hearing will be held and a court will most likely order the companies to comply with the subpoenas. The companies will most likely be given 30 days from the court order to turn over the requested information.

If they don't, Googel said the next step is to file for petition of contempt. "Then another hearing would be held, and they would have to show good reason as to why they can't turn over the documents," he said. Most likely, the companies, or their owners, won't show up to any of the hearings, he said. "The court then can issue other actions, like fines, to force them to comply," Googel said, adding that is a common remedy. Fines, he said, might finally get the companies' attention. "I have directed my staff to aggressively pursue all such violators and to do whatever it takes to force compliance with laws governing the conduct of collection agencies," McGraw said in a statement.

Putnam County Schools April breakfast, lunch menu Wednesday, April 18: French Toast Sticks LUNCH: GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH, VEGETABLE BEEF

SOUP w/Crackers, Sliced Pears, Yogurt Cup, Milk Thursday, April 19: Egg & Cheese on English Muffin

LUNCH: SPAGHETTI w/MEATSAUCE, Tossed Salad, Corn on the Cob, Mixed Fruit Cup, Wheat Roll, Milk Friday, April 20: Pizza Bagel LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN ON A BUN, Romaine Lettuce/Tomato, French Fries, Marinated Bean Salad. Watermelon Wedge, Milk Monday, April 23: Mini Pancakes LUNCH: PIZZA, Steamed Spinach, Fresh Carrots w/Dip,

Apple Crisp, Vanilla Ice Cream, Milk Tuesday, April 24: Breakfast Pizza LUNCH: CHICKEN FAJITA, Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese, Refried Beans, Orange Wedges, Chips w/Salsa, Milk Wednesday, April 25: Scrambled Eggs, Canadian Bacon/Toast LUNCH: PORK BBQ ON A BUN, Cole Slaw, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Gelatin w/Fruit,

Milk Thursday, April 26: Blueberry Muffin, Yogurt Cup LUNCH: PEPPERONI ROLL, Caesar Salad w/WW Croutons, California Blend Veg’s, Sliced Peaches, Milk Friday, April 27: Biscuit w/Gravy LUNCH: HAMBURGER ON A BUN, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato/Cheese, Potato Wedges, Fresh Melon Cup, Milk

Business After Hours set for April 24 at Broadmore

April Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to ALL

Willa Mae Roberts (celebrating her 93rd birthday in April) Lisa Templeton Denny Paugh Morgan Porter Tanner Paugh Lauren Milton Jakob Link Casey Chapman Jenny Johnson Bud Faulkner Cornell Jones Stephen Rogers Maude Loges If you - or someone you know - will Melissa Martin be celebratrating a birthday in the Tondalaya Martin coming months... Call 304-743-6731 Eva Massey and give us their name - OR just Michael Mullins Juanita Berry White email the information to Taylor White

TEAYS VALLEY -- The next Business After Hours sponsored

by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at

Broadmore Senior Living – Teays Valley from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Broadmore Senior Living – Teays Valley is located at 4000 Outlook Drive Hurricane, WV 25526. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. The cost to attend is $15 per person, RSVPs are required and pre-payment is appreciated. There will be a cash drawing sponsored by BB&T valued at $400, but you must be present to win. RSVPs are required by Monday, April 23. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510.

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Princess Tea Party set for Saturday at Valley Park By Jack Bailey

HURRICANE – The sixth annual Princess Tea Party will take place Saturday, April 21, at Valley Park in Hurricane beginning at 10 a.m. The free, annual event is open to girls ages 1 to 12 and will feature a variety of new activities in addition to the traditional opportunity for young ladies to meet and mingle with 10 princesses made popular by Walt Disney movies and stories. “This event just keeps growing,” said organizer Karen Haynes. “Last year, we had over a thousand people, and if we have good weather, we expect that

The popular Princess Tea Party will take place April 21 at Valley Park in Hurricane beginning at 10 a.m. Last year, the event drew more than 1,000 people. Standard file photo many or more again this year.” The event has become a re-

The Greenhouse of Teays Valley offering sushi, grilling classes TEAYS VALLEY -- The Greenhouse of Teays Valley has several events planned for the coming months including a fondue party and sushi making and grilling classes. The classes typically full up quickly and those who are interested are urged to call early to ensure a spot. Upcoming events include the following: • Fondue Party Tuesday, May 15th and Tuesday, June 19th • Sushi Class Thursday May 24th and Thursday, June 28th • Grilling Class Saturday, June 2nd • Murder Mystery Dinner Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd

Free Family Movie Night in Scott Depot The Teays Valley Church of God will show the movie, “Courageous” this Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. This inspiring family drama will warm your heart and challenge you to live life at its best. The movie and popcorn and drinks are offered free of charge as a gift to the community. For more information call 304757-9222. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Road in Scott Depot just east of exit 39

• Wine Dinner Saturday, June 16th The cost for Fondue, Sushi, and Grilling events is $30 and includes, in addition to the all you can eat (and make) food, tips, sales tax and beverages. Beer and wine, in moderation, as well as other beverages also are included. Cost for the Murder Mystery Dinner is $40 per person or $75 per couple. The next wine dinner, which is expected to feature Spanish foods and wines, is $50 per person or $95 per couple. The Greenhouse is located in Mid Valley Square in Hurricane. Please call (304) 397-6316 or email to RSVP for any of these events.

gional draw, with people coming from not only the Putnam, Cabell

and Kanawha Counties, but from Ohio and Kentucky as well, Haynes said. Folks from as far away as Virginia and Georgia have also attended past Princess Tea Parties, she said. “People say it's like Disney World in West Virginia. Now that's a compliment,” Haynes said. Ten Disney princesses will be on hand April 21 to mix and mingle and have their photos taken with the girls who come out for the Tea Party. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Tinker Bell, Jasmine, Pocahontas and Ariel are just a few of the popular princesses that will be on hand. In addition, to the princesses, there will also be a few princes in attendance,

including Prince Charming and the Frog Prince. Weather permitting, Cinderella will have a large white carriage on hand that little girls will be able to take a ride in on the grounds of Valley Park. Also this year, weather permitting, there will be a simulated flying carpet ride that girls will be able to take as well. But regardless of whether it rains or shines on April 21, the Tea Party will go on, Haynes said. Other activities will include coloring and decorating crowns and of course refreshments. For more information, contact Haynes at (304) 757-7584 or Putnam County Parks and Recreation at (304) 562-0518.

Early voting begins April 25 By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – Early voting for the May primary election will begin in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 25, Putnam County Clerk Brian Wood said. Early voting will begin on Wednesday, April 25, and will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day. Early voting will continue as follows: Thursday, April 26, from 8 a.m to 7 p.m.; Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 4

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p.m.; Wednesday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, will be the last day for early voting, Wood said. Wood urged those who want to vote early to not wait until the last day. “We always have a larger

turnout during a presidential election year,” Wood said. “And if everyone waits until Saturday, May 5, we will have a line out the door.” All early voting will take place on the second floor of the Putnam County courthouse in Winfield. On election day, May 8, voting will take place at individual precincts throughout the county from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wood said that anyone with any questions should contact his office at (304) 586-0202.

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Putnam Farmer’s Market to open for the 2012 season on May 1 STAFF REPORT HURRICANE – The Putnam Farmer's Market will open for the 2012 season on Tuesday, May 1, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Hurricane City Park next to the water reservoir. The market has reduced the number of days it will operate this year to Tuesdays and Satur-

days. The market will be open on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Since the market opened in 2009, hundreds of people have stopped by each month to shop, enjoy the entertainment and special activities, and to social-

ize. Despite fickle weather during the 2011 spring and summer growing seasons, sales at last year’s market improved over previous years. The market won first place in West Virginia in the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest sponsored by America’s Farmland Trust.

Long-range goals include improving the quantity, selection and diversity of produce offered. Vendor applications are still being accepted and more information may be found on the market’s website at Information can also be found on the Farmers’ Market Face-

book page at The market may be contacted by mail at: Putnam Farmers' Market, P.O. Box 351, Hurricane, WV 25526; by phone at (304) 300-8995; or by email at m.

Journalism professor to speak at annual Woodson banquet HUNTINGTON – Marshall University Prof. Burnis Morris, the Carter G. Woodson Professor in the MU School of Journalism and Mass Communications, will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation, Inc., fundraising banquet Saturday, April 21. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. in Room BE5 on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Proceeds will help fund a scholarship endowment to support outstanding Marshall University students, as well as the purchase

of materials on black culture and history. Morris, the Carter G. Woodson Professor at Marshall since 2003, recently finished a year as the John Deaver Drinko Academy Fellow at Marshall. During that time, he studied Woodson’s career and relationship with the African American press from 1915 to 1950 – a period that began with Woodson’s founding of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and ended with his death. Morris received a West Virginia Humanities Council fellowship in 2011 for his study of Woodson.

He has served as head of the Journalism Division at Marshall since 2006. He is a member of the Marshall University Faculty Senate and its Executive Committee, chair of the Journalism and Mass Communications Diversity Committee and former chair of the Faculty Senate’s Student Conduct and Welfare Committee. Morris, a native of Laurel, Miss., came to Marshall from the University of Mississippi. He was the first Samuel S. Talbert Lecturer, a special honor in memory of the second chair of the Department of Journalism

who died while Morris was a student in his class in the 1970s. Morris has led a national effort to improve news coverage of taxexempt institutions. He is the author of “Nonprofit News Coverage: A Guide for Journalists.” Music for the banquet will be provided by and Michael Sidoti and local talent. Tickets for the event are available for a donation of $30. Corporate tables also are available. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Newatha Myers, foundation president, at

740-894-5772; Loretta Hagler, banquet chairwoman, at 304525-5651; or Karen Nance, secretary, at 304-736-1655. The Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation is named in honor of Carter G. Woodson, who was a graduate of Douglass High School in Huntington and went on to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. Woodson, who is widely known as the “father of African American history,” founded the Association for the study of Negro Life and History in 1915. He also started the influential “Journal of Negro History” in 1916.

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April 16-20, 2012 – Page 7

Biolgists looking for angler participation in Ohio River survey

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

The division of Natural Resources is conducting a survey of

Ohio River anglers this year through October 20. It's part of a multi-state effort to gain an understanding of how anglers are using the fishery. Biologists will be conducting surveys on a vast stretch of the river from where Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania meet all the way downriver to Kentucky's border with Indiana. It's a fairly comprehensive effort, somewhat like the U.S. Census, only on a smaller scale with biologists on the river interviewing anglers. The survey takes about five minutes. It's been done once a decade and provides information officials use to better understand fishing trends, said Chris O'Bara, a DNR fish biologist who is coordinating West Virginia's part in the survey.

During the spring, biologists will be focusing on anglers fishing tailwater sections, while later in the season, they will be speaking mostly to boaters coming off the river. “The things we want to find out are how many fish are being caught, released and harvest; what species people are fishing for, whether it's catfish, black bass, hybrid striped bass, sauger or walleye. What they catch and what they harvest are two different things, there are a lot of species people fish for and release everything. We want to know how much effort they are putting into their fishing, what waters they've fished, how long their trips are, where they live (we just ask for the zip code) – those types of questions,” O'Bara said.

As for current conditions on the river, O'Bara said anglers have been having considerable luck with sauger fishing and white bass should pick up soon. “We're seeing a lot of really nice walleye on the river, that seems to be a positive impact of stocking walleye, there is more abundance, but also larger fish. It's not uncommon to see 25-inch walleye,” he said. In recent years, the state has been stocking largemouth bass in addition to hybrid striped bass on the river and is seeing some improved species as a result. Another fish recently stocked in the last few years, the blue catfish, has also taken off. Most of the blue-catfish stocking has been in the R.C. Byrd and

Racine pools. “We've been stocking blue catfish in some of the pools on the lower end of the river. We've had good catches of blue catfish, but a lot of people haven't figured out how to catch them yet. This isn't a fish you catch with chicken livers on the river bottom. They grow big, but they aren't like a typical catfish. People who fish for them successfully are fishing suspended in the water column, not on the bottom of the river. They feed a lot on gizzard shad and most of the people who catch them are using live bait – like gizzard shad minnows – fished more in the middle of the water column,” O'Bara said. Contact David Payne at

Thankfully, no more open day fishing frenzy By David Payne Sr.

I was listening to National Public Radio last week – I do that sometimes – and heard a story about all the excitement surrounding the opening day of Illinois' trout season at Silver Lake in northern Illinois. People were crowding around the water, just bristling with excitement. Nobody seemed to mind that they had to wait eight or ten hours lined up like sardines in cans to even just get in to fish the lake. Once there, nobody seemed to mind that they were fishing elbow to elbow. I don't like to have somebody I don't know 20 feet from me when I'm fishing. Especially if they are standing on my right side. That's my This well-known photograph from Spruce Knob Lake in the 1950s, shows just how hectic opening day of trout season could be in West Virginia. casting side. As I listened to this fishing adAs soon as people could fish Web sites that may be of interest to “As fishery science moved for- sands of anglers converged each venture unfold, I couldn't believe year round, some were hitting the you readers. there were people still having to fish ward, into the 1960s and 1970s a lot opening day of trout season. The U.S. Geological Survey A major cause for the declining water during the winter and they like this. It's insane and unnecessary. of the need for an opening day and The concept of a fishing season season closures wasn't something need of fixed seasons was the state's wanted something to fish for. When Water Watch: You is supposed to be a method of pro- our understanding of fishery science ability to rear fish in hatcheries. In seasons were in place, trout stocking can check real-time stream flow the 1930s, all of the state's stocked didn't begin until spring, but now anywhere in the United States. It's a tecting fish, especially during supported,” he said. DNR Coldwater Fisheries Chief trout came from federal hatcheries, there was considerable pressure neat tool if you've got an upcoming spawning, but there are certainly trip. other ways of doing it besides un- Mike Shingleton told me bluntly, such as the one at White Sulphur from anglers to stock earlier. it's a great fishSo winter stocking began. There leashing hordes of anglers to catch “Even today, some people say they Springs. As the state began building nearly the entire adult population of wish we could go back to opening its own hatcheries later, it was actu- was another benefit – not all the fish ing forum and a good place to find fish in a day or two. It's an old idea, day. They either weren't around ally able to supply more trout for its were caught immediately. They real information about what fish are lived and grew. When the spring an- doing around the state. Most of the and in the South, we've gotten past when we had them or their memory waters. “Even then,” Shingleton said, glers finally arrived on the waters, discussion is about trout, but there is has gotten bad.” this. There was a time when West Vir- “People were complaining about they weren't all catching 7-inch rain- some warmwater discussion on In West Virginia, biologists came to the conclusion decades ago that ginia's anglers had to endure the opening day. People wanted to fish bow trout anymore. They were there as well. Contact David Payne Sr. at statewide fishing seasons weren't same headaches Illinois anglers do year around. Immediately after the catching trout of various sizes, indavidpayne@theputnam necessary, Brett Preston, West Vir- on opening day of trout season. opening day closed and we went to cluding large ones. * ginia Division of Natural Resources Probably the most insane of all was year-round fishing, hatchery proI want to pass along a couple of tiny Spruce Knob Lake, where thou- duction went up 25 percent.” warmwater fisheries chief told me.



VIOLET C. ASBURY Violet C. Asbury, 99, of St. Albans died April 5, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville.

MISTI STARR ASH Misti Starr Ash, 43, of Tornado passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House after a four month battle with cancer. She went to meet the Lord with her family at her bedside, enveloped in hugs and kisses and surrounded by their unconditional love. Misti will always be her family's shining "STARR." She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Mark Ash, and her mother-in-law, Mary "Maw" Ash. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Diania Dunlap and husband, Louie, Denise Brewer and husband, David, Annette Burns and husband, Warren, Cathy Linville and husband, John, and Sadaria Shinault and husband, Doug; and her brothers-in-law, Mike Lekas and wife, Jackie, and Scott Ash and wife, Donna; and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her very much. The family would like to give special thanks to Misti's second family at Loop Pharmacy for caring for her so deeply for the past 25 years. Misti worked at

Loop Pharmacy for 25 years as a pharmacy technician supervisor. Misti loved each and every person she worked with, and had hoped to return to work and see them again. Misti will be dearly missed by her family and friends, but those closest to her take comfort in the knowledge that they will meet her again in Heaven. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

EVELINE ERNA ROWLEY BALL Eveline Erna Rowley Ball, 57, of Madison was born June 22, 1954, and passed away April 8, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Rowley. She was a certified lab assistant, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Madison. She is survived by her husband, Terry Joe Ball; daughter, Amy Jo Ball of West Madison; mother, Herta Rowley of Madison; sister, Patty Cox of Madison; brother, Paul Rowley of Madison; and sister, Julie Randolph of Hurricane. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, at Madison Funeral Home, Madison with Dr. Frank Frye officiating. Burial followed in Boone Memorial Park, Madison. You may express your condolences to the family at

BRENDA MAE BOWEN Brenda Mae Bowen, 71, of Leon, formerly of Point Pleasant, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Brenda was a former employee of WV DHHR, and a member of the Women's Auxiliary of American Legion Post #111 in Hamlin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Edyth Byrd Thompson; and her son, Mark Allen Cooper. Brenda is survived by her husband of 27, years Doug Bowen; daughter, Diana Harmon and husband, Mike, of Leon; two sisters, Fay Russell of Scott Depot and Gay Moore of Millersport, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Heath and Joseph Salmons. Honoring Brenda's wishes, there were no services held at this time. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd.

W., Charleston, WV 25387. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro assisted the Bowen family. You may express online condolences at

HERBERT URIEL CARNEY Herbert Uriel Carney, 88, of Columbiana, Ohio, formerly of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Maxine Blake Carney, on February 19, 2012, at Hospice of the Valley, Polan, Ohio. He fought a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease and multiple myeloma. He was born September 6, 1923, in Red House, the youngest of five children of Charles and Mary (Bailey) Carney. Mr. Carney is survived by son, David (Jeanne); daughter, Mary Susan (Jay) Olmstead; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren of Ohio; and brother, Herman of West Virginia. Also deceased, in addition to his wife, are his parents; brothers, Dick Carney and Jerry Carney; and sister, Wilma Mallett. He earned his private pilot license, becoming a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association. He and Maxine flew throughout the United States and Canada in their private plane, and duplicated their travels on land by RV, spending winters in McAllen, Texas. Mr. Carney retired in 1985 after 33 years as a long distance driver for Roadway Express. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Salem, Ohio, and was recently recognized as a 65-year member of the Putnam Odd Fellow Lodge #85 of Poca. A private interment will be held at a later date. Please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Polan, OH 44514.

ELAINE VIRGINIA FRAZIER Elaine Virginia Frazier, 91, of Winfield passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Sally's house in Woodbend Cove, Winfield. Born September 19, 1920, in Fraziers Bottom, Elaine was a daughter of the late William Edgar and Callie Vance Young. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Ernest Wilson Frazier: foster son, Mike Hobbs; sister, Geraldine Young; and brother, Dallas Young. Elaine was a graduate of Winfield High School, class of 1939. She received a master's degree in education from Marshall University, and received certificates, including her elementary certificate, secondary certificate, supervisor certificate, and elementary/secondary principal certificate, from the West Virginia State Department of Education. She began teaching at Evergreen

April 16-20, 2012 – Page 8 School, where she had been a student, and Winfield High School. She served as principal at Buffalo Elementary, Conner Street Elementary and Hurricane Town Elementary. Elaine retired from Putnam County Board of Education with 30 years of service, and then worked as a substitute for an additional 25 years. She was of a non-denominational faith, following the simple teachings of the truth as taught by Jesus. She is survived by special friends, who call her Gammy, Sally Hazlett of Winfield and her granddaughter, Jenny Elaine Hazlett of Radford, Va., Patsy Arbaugh, Jerald and Becky Murray of Winfield and her caregiver, Brenda Black of Culloden; foster grandchildren, Travis Hobbs of Ashton and Amber and Rachel Hobbs of Pliny; and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, she considered many of her former students as her own children. Funeral services were held Friday, April 6, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield with Minister Carlton Schooley, Minister Randy Satterfield and Minister Joel Riggs officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at m. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was honored of handling Mrs. Frazier's final arrangements.

KATHLEEN H. GATENS Mrs. Kathleen H. Gatens, 75, of Eleanor passed away April 7, 2012, at the Oakridge Center. Mrs. Gatens was the retired secretary for Judge Holliday, and after retirement she worked part time for Judge Spaulding. She worked over 50 years for state and county government. She was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley M. Hudson and Virginia Carr Hudson. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Mr. James J. "Jim" Gatens; sons, James Joseph Gatens II and wife, Sarah, and Christopher M. Gatens; brother, Daniel E. Hudson; sister, Eleanor Marshall; grandchildren, James J. Gatens III, Julianna C. Clemons, Jerod M. Gatens and Maridith G. Gatens; and great-grandchildren, Brayden, Grace and Clara. The family would like to say a special thank you to Oakridge Center and CAMC General Division for the love and care given to our wife and mother. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, April 11, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bancroft. Burial followed in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral

Home, Poca, assisted the Gatens family.

BETTY JEAN HATCHER Betty Jean Hatcher, 80, of St. Albans died April 7, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

MARY ELIZABETH HODGES Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Hodges, 81, died March 31, 2012, after a short battle with cancer. Her family was by her side. She was born July 17, 1930, in South Charleston. Mary was the original developer of Stone Gate subdivision in Hurricane. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Warren; daughters and spouses, Deane and Scott Beane, Beverly and David Hamon and Susan and Bill Meeks; sons, Timothy, Dean and Terry; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. One of the many examples of her giving spirit, Mary's final wish was to donate to the human gift registry to benefit the medical education at WVSOM, where her grandson graduated in 2011. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Online condolences may be made by visiting Mary requested that memorial contributions be made to either St. Jude's Children's Hospitals, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to WV Health Right, 1520 Washington St. E., Charleston, WV 25311, two of her favorite organizations. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, assisted the family.

JOE L. HOLSEN SR. Joe L. Holsen Sr., 75, of Nitro passed away April 8, 2012. He worked with N.L. McCullough and Hitwell Surveys in the oil and gas industry for 35 years. He was a member of the Appalachian Geological Society, Society of Petroleum Engineers, First Presbyterian Church and the Moose Lodge 565 of Nitro. He attended Western Military Academy, Alton, Ill., and graduated from DePauw University, where he obtained a degree in geology. He was the son of Sharon Holsen and Mary Lou Stillwell of Allendale, Ill. He had one brother, Tom R. Holsen of Kildeer, Ill. He is survived by two children, Sharon E. Purdy and her husband, Jeffrey W. Purdy, of Fairplain and Joe L. Holsen Jr. of Houston, Texas. Grandchildren include Emily S. Purdy and Mitchell E. Purdy of Fairplain. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12, at Allendale Cemetery, Allendale, Ill., with the Rev. Nelson Reiber officiating.


Page 9 – April 16-20, 2012 Burial followed in the cemetery. Funeral Gatens-Harding Home, Poca, WV assisted the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

WARDEN HILLARD KISER Warden Hillard Kiser, 80, of St. Albans passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born August 4, 1931, in Advent, Jackson County, he was a son of the late Marshall Darst and Katherine Robinson Kiser. Warden was a retired iron worker, previously employed by Iron Workers Local #301, Charleston. He was a former member of Sleepy Hollow Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf. He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, class of 1949. He also played varsity basketball for Stonewall Jackson. His favorite pastime was watching his grandsons play baseball and basketball and other athletics. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ellen Tyler Kiser; son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Lisa Kiser of St. Albans; grandsons, Garrett and Josh Kiser of St. Albans; and his brother, William C. Kiser of Nitro. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 5, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Mike Ramsey officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may be made at

ROSE ANN GLASS KREBS Rose Ann Glass Krebs of Scott Depot succumbed to complications of pulmonary fibrosis just before noon on Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. A native West Virginian, she was born July 30, 1927, the eldest daughter of the late John Morris and Vera Madeline Wallace Glass. Ann was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and three adult siblings, Patrecia, Jeanine and John Jr. Ann graduated in the class of '45 from Point Pleasant High School, and in the course of her life lived in Cabell, Kanawha, Mason and Putnam counties. Her loving, resourceful and pragmatic nature enabled Ann to be an admirable wife, mother and homemaker. Her intellect and communication skills gave her success in clerical/secretarial service to the public sector and the medical community in Charleston. She enjoyed square dancing and family camping, and was a Girl Scout leader, avid reader and exceptionally creative seamstress. Extending hospitality to

neighbors, friends and family on any given occasion was a sure source of joy for her. Baptized in the Christian faith, Ann was a lifelong member of the (United) Methodist church. She was a leader in WSCS, United Methodist women and ladies' circles, and active in mission and study, and in prayer, hospitality and service ministries. During her 25 years at St. John UMC, Scott Depot she faithfully participated in the Adult Fellowship Sunday School Class, Women's Sharing Group, Wesleyan Circle and the Active for Life Exercise Group. In her decline, she was lovingly remembered and cared for by her church family and close friends in the community. Surviving are her brother, Charles H. Glass (Sue) of Parkersburg; her daughter, the Rev. Claudia Fizer (Scott) of Culloden; and her son, Wm. B. "Barry" Krebs Jr. (Barbara) of Glen Allen, Va. Survivors also include her grandchildren, Sherrie Krebs Cook (Wayne) of Little Rock, Ark., USAF Maj. Andrew Krebs (Lyndie) of Abilene, Texas, and Marc Fizer of Savannah, Ga.; seven great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. We wish to extend our deepest gratitude for the wise and compassionate care of her physicians, home health agencies, Jane Wilson and to the staff of Kanawha Hospice Care and Hubbard Hospice House West. Because of your kind interactions, Mother was better able emotionally, spiritually and physically to face the ravages and reality of her long-term debilitating disease. Her family hosted a time of fellowship and remembrance on Saturday, April 14, at St. John United Methodist Church, Scott Depot. The Rev. Martin Hallett led a worship service to praise God and give thanks for Ann Krebs' life. She donated her body to the Marshall University Human Gift Registry. Her ashes will be interred beside Bill's remains in Mason County at a later date. A fitting tribute to Ann's life of service would be a gift to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536; or to the Christian Community Cupboard, c/o St. John UMC, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560; or to a charity of your choice. For Hospice, please include the notation, "In memory of Rose Ann Krebs." For the Cupboard, please make checks to St. John UMC and put "Ann Krebs memorial CCCupboard" on the memo line.

EDNA ALLISON MAJCHRZAK Edna Allison Majchrzak, 82, of St. Albans passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt and Lona

Jones; sister-in-law, Pat Jones; brothers-in-law, Daniel Pridemore and August Zorn; son-inlaw, Mark Reed; and husband, Mike Majchrzak. Edna retired from Motor Car Supply, Nitro, and was a member of the Nitro Moose Lodge. She is survived by her only child, Sharon Kay Reed of St. Albans; grandsons, John Harbert Jr. and wife, Tina, of St. Albans and Joshua Harbert and James Harbert of Nitro; great-grandson, Dakoda Harbert of North Carolina; sisters, Juanita Pridemore of Michigan, Beaulah (Bruce) Potter of South Charleston, Phyllis (Jerry) Withrow of Nitro, Ruthie Zorn of Ohio and Janet (Rick) Fields of Kentucky; brothers, Darrell Jones of Florida, Richard (Ann) Jones of Michigan, Orville Jones of Florida and Larry (Linda) Jones of Florida; and former husband, Jim Allison of Cross Lanes. She fought a long, hard battle with Alzheimer's and dementia. She lost her battle very suddenly with a stroke. Funeral services were held Monday, April 9, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Donations may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 253872536. Special thanks to Isabel Bukac, R.N., and Jolene Wiseman, her CAN, and all the others who helped with her care. Also, thanks to Becky Thompson, mother's case worker, for being right there with me. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

FRANCES B. MALLETT Frances B. Mallett, 85, of Buffalo went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West at Thomas Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She was a homemaker, a member of Shiloah Independent Church, Red House and attended Arbuckle Community Church. She enjoyed quilting and loved horses. One of her favorite things to do was to watch all the wildlife through the back kitchen window of her country home. Born August 24, 1926, she was the daughter of the late O. Vane Covert and Lottie Walker Covert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Manford Mallett; a daughter, Cynthia M. Gates; as well as one sister and three brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Judith (Gary) Hill of Red House; sons, Danny (Shirley) Mallett of Buffalo and Terry Mallett of Buffalo; sisters, Ethel Bailey of Nitro and Laurene Lyons of Red House; grandchildren, Jimmy, Annetta, Misty, Eric, Ronald, Troy, Andrea,

The Putnam Standard Cassandra, Brittany and Bradley; and nine great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and staff of Hubbard Hospice House West at Thomas Memorial Hospital for their compassionate and exceptional care. Funeral services were held Friday, April 6, at Shiloah Independent Church, Red House with Pastor Rick Legg officiating. Burial followed in Shiloah Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Mallett family, and the online guestbook signed, by viswww.raynesfuneral iting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

JACK ALLEN MELTON Mr. Jack Allen Melton, 88, of Brandon, Fla., formerly of Poca, passed away April 8, 2012, at home. Jack was born March 1, 1924, in Charleston, and was raised on his family farm in Poca. He married Jean Noffsinger in December 1947. Jack started work with American Viscose in Nitro as a shift supervisor after he was discharged from the Navy. He and his family lived in Aston, Pa., from 1957 to 1978, where he worked as a production superintendent at American Viscose Marcus Hook Pennsylvania Division. He transferred from 1978 to 1990 to Front Royal, Va. Jack was a World War II veteran, enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943, and participated in the Normandy Invasion. He was an avid professional horseshoe pitcher, participating in state and national horseshoe tournaments, once beating the reigning world horseshoe champion in competition. Jack moved to Brandon in 2008, and it was there he passed to live for eternity with our Lord. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Noffsinger Melton, and son, Timothy. Jack is survived by two sons, Roger and wife, Helen, of Chesapeake, Va., and Gregory and wife, Victoria, of Brandon; grandchildren, Jacklyn V. Walling, Jamie C. Melton, Melissa L. Melton, Stephanie H. Hord and Shawn A. Melton; and two great-grandchildren, Stella E. Walling and Braeden A. Melton. A tribute to the life of Jack was held Saturday, April 14, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Blake officiating. Burial followed in the Melton cemetery. Contributions in Jack's memory may be made to Tim Melton Scholarship Fund. Make checks payable to the LFCC Foundation, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Melton family.

ANNA L. MILLER Anna L. Miller, 85, of St. Albans went to be with her Lord on April 8, 2012, at Dunbar Care & Rehabilitation after a long illness. She attended Bethany Baptist Church, St. Albans. Anna retired from Charleston Cardiology Group, and was formerly employed by Haddad's of Spring Hill. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Calvin, and two sons, Tom and his wife, Pat, of Poca and Bob and his wife, Deborah, of St. Albans. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Tom Miller Jr. of Scott Depot, Michele Guthrie of Cross Lanes and Rob Miller of Hurricane; and four great-grandchildren. Anna is survived by her sister, Edna Miller of Joliet, Ill., and her brother, James McClure of Yawkey. Celebration of Anna's life was held Wednesday, April 11, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Campbell and the Rev. Basil Hudson officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Special thanks to the staff of Dunbar Care & Rehabilitation for the excellent care Anna received during her extended stay in their facility. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

LOLA IRENE MITCHELL Lola Irene Mitchell, 82, of Hurricane passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 7, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with the Rev. Larry Cooper and the Rev. Winford Curry officiating. Burial followed in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born April 18, 1929, in Culloden, a daughter of the late Arvil and Clara Vance Chapman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Mitchell; a grandson, William Fielder; one brother, Earl "Jack" Chapman; and a son-in-law, Daniel Craddock. Lola was a member of Springdale Free Will Baptist Church, Hurricane. She is survived by two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Ernest and Bonnie Chapman of Elkview, Paul "Bud" and Judy Chapman of Atlanta, Ga., and Maxine Chapman of Marion, Ohio; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Macel Tyree of Clendenin, Reba Carpenter of Alverado, Texas, Sylvia Bowles of Marianna, Fla., Nellie and Winford Curry of Milton and Velma "Cricket" and Preston Miller of Culloden; one son and daughterin-law, Bernard and Wanda Mitchell of Hurricane; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Doris and Kenny Beal of Smithfield, N.C., Thelma and Tommy Hanna of Benson, N.C., Janet Weaver of Carmichael, Calif., and


The Putnam Standard Nancy Craddock of Hurricane; 12 grandchildren; and 23 greatgrandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Springdale Free Will Baptist Church Youth Group, 2040 Springdale Road, Hurricane, WV 25526. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

DAVID GENE MULLINS David Gene Mullins, 69, of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 6, 2012, at his residence. He was born on September 27, 1942, at St. Albans. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Mullins. He retired from C & O Motors as a salesman and was a member of the Alum Creek Church of Christ. He was a Navy veteran, having served in the Cuban Crisis. He was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1960. David loved fishing and hunting with his boys. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Sue Mullins; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Sharon Mullins and Joe and Betty Mullins, both of Florida; mother, Dorotha Mitchell Mullins of St. Albans; and brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Madora Mullins of North Carolina. Also surviving are his loving grandchildren, Bruce and his wife, Tabitha, and Alana and Cory; and great-grandchildren, Jazmyn and Logan. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Minister Joseph Watts and Ralph Ranson officiating. The family suggests donations

are made to Alum Creek Church of Christ, 2368 Childress Road, Alum Creek, W.Va., 25003. Online condolences may be made at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

JAMES LOWELL PRIDDY Mr. James Lowell Priddy, 73, of Poca died April 8, 2012. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca assisted the Priddy family.

LOUISE PEARL "MOM" SMILEY Louise Pearl "Mom" Smiley, 92, completed her earthly journey and went to be with her Savior on Sunday, April 8, 2012. She resided in Cross Lanes, where she was cared for by her son, John; daughter-in-law, Debby; and granddaughter, Grace. She was born on November 17, 1919, in Clintonville. Anyone who knew Mom knew that she loved to cook. Her drivein restaurant in St. Albans was a gathering place for many, and she enjoyed reminiscing about the good times and long hours spent there. She continued her work in the restaurant business as cofounder of Smiley's Restaurant and Motel in St. Albans, and later, Mom Smiley's Family Restaurant in Hurricane. For her, food wasn't just for physical nourishment, it was a way to share the love of Christ, which she did every single day. She was always ready to give a

hug and an encouraging word to everyone she met. She and her late husband, John T., spent many years living in Mt. Sterling, Ky., where she continued to share Christ's love with those she met. It was this love and her determination that compelled her and John to travel to Iran in 1979 in an attempt to free the American hostages. Mom was very devoted to her family, and never missed an opportunity to tell them how precious they were to her. She spent the last 25 years of her life residing in Cross Lanes with her son, John, and his family, and attending Scott Depot Christ Fellowship, which was her extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lionel and Stella Hayslette; seven siblings; husband, John T. Smiley; and granddaughter, Jan C. Smiley. She is survived by her sons, John W. Smiley and wife, Debby, of Cross Lanes and Earl Thomas Smiley of West Virginia; daughters, Jackie Moore of Kentucky, Marilyn Nichols of Kentucky, Barbara Platt of Alabama and Mary Ellen Weekley of Tennessee; brother, Clifford Hayslette of Florida; grandchildren, Cassi Squires and husband, Kevin, of Fairmont, Esther Brown and husband, Paul, of Henderson, Texas, D. Grace Smiley at home and John W.K. Smiley and wife, Rochelle, of Marion, Ind.; greatgrandchildren include Grant and Jackson Squires and Christian and Evan Smiley; and best friend, Lucille Sullivan. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 12, at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship, Teays Valley. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

April 16-20, 2012 – Page 10 The family would like to thank the staff of Cedar Ridge Nursing center and her family doctor, Randal W. Peterson, for their excellent care. The family requests donations to be made in her memory to World Orphans (memo line: Squires) and mailed to P.O. Box 1840, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Online condolences may be sent to

BEULAH MAE TURLEY Beulah Mae Turley, 82, of Hurricane passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. She was born on January 9, 1930, at South Charleston to the late Hoy C. and Virginia Gertrude Taylor Mullins. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester F. Turley; and daughter, Sherri Kay Turley. Beulah was a realtor for Real Estate Central, formerly Century 21 Shamrock Reality, St. Albans. She also worked for the Legislature for 22 years, having served with Gov. Arch Moore and past Senator Mike Shaw and many others. She was a member of the Republican Women's Network of Putnam County, and formerly served on the Putnam County Executive Committee. She attended Southwest Church of God, Spring Hill. She was a graduate of South Charleston High School. Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law, John F. and Kaye Turley of Hurricane; sister; Doris (Bob) Cottrell of Houston, Texas; and brother; John "Bill" Mullins of St. Albans. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Rodney Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may be made at

ANTHONY "TONY" WAYNE WALLACE Anthony "Tony" Wayne Wallace, 65, of Milton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 7, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, with his brother Pastor Vernon L. Wallace, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. He was born September 29, 1946, in Cabell County, a son of the late Vernon L. Wallace Sr. and Maymie Estep Wallace. He served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. He was a retired supervisor with Appalachian Power Company. He is survived by his loving wife Norma Cariaga Wallace; one son, Anthony Wayne Wallace; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Christopher Mays and April and Lucas Newlon; one sister, Janet Coyne; two brothers, Pastor Vernon L. Wallace, Jr. and his wife, Diane and James Wallace; nine grandchildren, Cody and his wife Rebecca, Santana, Andrew, Amanda, Tyler, Heather, Hannah, Cole and Leiah; and one great-grandchild on the way. He will always be remembered for his radiant smile and his jolly laughter. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

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