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Shedding Light on Morris Memorial

l Issue 14

Preparing Teachers for the Generation By Justin Waybright

First-hand account - Local author Sally Holliday shares information about the Morris Memorial Hospital and her book, “Rea of Hope” during a recent lunch at the Milton Senior Center. Photo by Justin Waybright By Justin Waybright

Local author Sally Holliday knows the devastating affects Polio can bring. She stood inside the Milton SEE MEMORIAL ON PAGE 4

HOW TO REACH US PHONE: (304) 743-6731 FAX: (304) 562-6214

TEAYS VALLEY - A group of teachers met last week to prepare the future of this generation: children. The Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College has hosted courses for area teachers in early childhood development. Monday, local teachers from organizations like Head Start, learned how to captivate attention in young children and how to more effectively teach core subjects to them. It all starts with a solid foundation. Participants learned the building blocks of that foundation Monday evening at the TriCounty YMCA. The booming growth of Pre-K organizations in West Virginia has spurred the need for courses like these, said Kim Sovine, Director of Continuing Education and Community Development for Kanawha Valley Community

Learning to Teach - Participants in the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College’s early childhood development class demonstrate how to grab children’s attention in classroom settings. Photo by Justin Waybright and Technical College (KVCTC). There are currently 29 pre-K classrooms in Putnam County. “Pre-K in West Virginia is growing by leaps and bounds, and in the past there have not been

many early childhood degree programs,” she said. “We try to fill that need, and at the end of these six courses, students will satisfy a portion of the requirements.”

To complete a 2-year degree, participants must pass 60 hours of courses. The six-week program provides 18 of those hours. SEE TEACHERS ON PAGE 5

Governor Tomblin Encourages Schools to Apply for National Champion School Designation Three $100,000 Live PositivelyTM Fitness Centers to be awarded CHARLESTON, WV - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is encouraging West Virginia public elementary and middle schools to apply for the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Council's Fitness Center Grant as part of the youth fitness campaign announced

earlier this month. The Foundation will select three schools to be named National Champion Schools and receive a $100,000 state-of-the-art Live PositivelyTM Fitness Center. "In the past weeks, we've spent a lot of time talking about how

we can provide our kids the best education possible and better prepare them for their futures. Although we've focused our attention on building strong minds, it is just as important they understand the importance of a strong body," Gov. Tomblin said.

"I partnered with Jake Steinfeld on the National Champion Schools campaign because I believe this is a wonderful opportunity for our schools to promote fitness and encourage our kids to SEE SCHOOLS ON PAGE 9


Page 2 – Friday, April 26, 2013 Attention: As some of you may recall, one of our fire hydrants near Scott/Teays Elementary in Scott Depot was struck by a hit-andrun driver on the morning of April 4, 2013. The damage resulted in substantial unplanned repair costs for the District, damage to at least one residence, and an extended period of time during which several customers had no water service. The PPSD Board of Commissioners has, therefore, decided to offer a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the damage. If you have any pertinent information, please call the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept at 304586-0256.

DUI Checkpoint There will be a sobriety checkpoint conducted on Friday, April 26, 2013 at approximately 2000 hours in front of Chapman Funeral Home, on WV Route 34 in Teays Valley, West Virginia. The purpose of the checkpoint will be the detection and apprehension of suspected drunken drivers, as well as the enforcement of the traffic laws of the State of WV. The checkpoint will be operated from 2000 hours until 0200 hours for a total of 6 hours.

Hurricane Little League to celebrate 40th Anniversary Hurricane Little League will celebrate its 40th Anniversary May 4 and 5. Plans include cookout on Saturday, Alumni Game on Sunday. Past and present players are welcome to attend. For more information contact Lee Price at 304-395-3883 or go to facebook and request to join Hurricane Little League Group. Requests will be accepted immediately.

Farm Bureau Workshop Margo White, Master Gardener and Putnam Farmers’ Market producer, will discuss High Tunnel Management at 6:00 PM on Thursday April 25th at Buffalo

Community Calendar High School (BHS). Ms. White is the owner of Margo’s Garden, a niche market produce farm near Buffalo. She will relate her experience with raising produce in high tunnels with emphasis on environmental control for optimum growth and plant health. Season extension infrastructure like high tunnels can typically allow producers to plant and harvest four to five weeks earlier or later for the average WV growing season. Also on the agenda, there will be representatives of insurance companies to explain the importance of product liability and how premiums are determined. This workshop is a dinner fund-raiser for the Buffalo FFA Chapter.

an item, story, or pictures of interest to local history and would like to share it with others, please plan to attend. Bring a friend and plan to stay for refreshments after the meeting. If you have any questions, please call 304-760-2121. Cheryl Wintz Withrow.

Mothers of Preschoolers Meet on Wednesdays Mothers of Preschoolers meet from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. September through May. Meetings are held at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, behind Scott Teays Elementary School. For more information please call 304-757-7621.

Caregiver Support Program The Family Caregiver Support Program offers support, training and relief to those providing fulltime caregiving for a loved one. Services include in-home respite and counseling. Putnam Aging, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and the Metro Area Agency on Aging sponsors the program. For more information, contact Sally Halstead, 304-562-9451.

Nitro Senior Citizens sponsor Bingo! The Nitro Senior Citizens sponsor bingo Thursdays in the Nitro Community Center, 21st Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Raffles, jack-pots and complimentary coffee are included. A smoking area and concessions are available Proceeds benefit Nitro Senior Citizens’ programs.

Upper Vandalia Historical Society to Meet The Upper Vandalia Historical Society invites you to their next meeting on Sunday, April, 28, 2013. The meeting will take place at the Putnam County Board of Education office in Winfield, located behind the old Court House, at 2 p.m. This is our first “Show & Tell” meeting of the year. If you have

Cub Scout Pack 586 Meetings Pack 586 Cub Scouts meet every week at the Eleanor First Baptist Church. For more information, please call Cub Master Rob Woods at 304-586-2685 or Glen Armstrong at 304-586-1157.

Hurricane VFW Auxiliary #9097 Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Post home, 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.

Eleanor City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Town Hall. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

Alzheimer Association Support Group Meeting first Wednesday of every month at 12:30 at Hometown Senior Center. This meeting is for the caregivers of the Alzheimer patients. This is a great opportunity for family members to get some information and support concerning your loved ones. Everything is confidential. Hometown Senior Center is located at 100 First Ave. N. in Hometown. If you need directions call 304586-2745. Please feel free to attend.

New Hope Animal Rescue looking for new Members New Hope Animal Rescue (formerly the Putnam County Humane Society) meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

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at its thrift store, Paws and Shop, 2806 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane. NHAR is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue. The group is seeking new members, volunteers, foster homes or anyone who would like to help. Call 304-5620300 for more information.

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.

Winfield Lions Club Meetings The Winfield Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information call 304-586-3732.

Hometown Lions Club Meetings The Hometown Lions Club meets at 6 p.m., every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 First Avenue, Hometown. For more information call 304-5862745.

Bodyfit, Christian Fitness Fellowship Class Bodyfit, Christian Fitness Fellowship, have classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Arts in Action, Hurricane. Contact certified fitness educator Joni Prince at 304-419-1193 or for more information.

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

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The Putnam Standard Story Hour Story Hour for children will be held at 10 a.m. at the Poca Branch of the Putnam County Public Library. Children can also meet for story hour at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo, Eleanor and Hurricane branches.

Food Pantry The Food Pantry at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship on Teays Valley Road is open from 911 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. For more information, call 304-757-9166.

Bingo Every Wednesday night (7:00 p.m.) VFW Post 9097, Teays Valley Road. Public invited.

Zumba Classes Zumba classes are held at the Teays Valley VFD – divisions are as follows: All levels at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Zumba Gold (Senior citizens/beginners) at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call Edith Bourne, instructor, at 304-881-7564 or email for more information.

Divorce Recovery Seminar & Support Group A divorce recovery seminar and support group, DivorceCare, meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 3653 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. For more information, call Roger Gibson at 562-0262 or the church at 757-8829.

Part-time Worship Leader Needed Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane is looking for a parttime Worship Leader. Applicants should have a Pentecostal/Spiritfilled background and be familiar with contemporary Christian music as well as traditional hymns. For more information, please call the church office at (304)562-3074.

Bill Oxley Memorial 5K Run/3K Walk - May 18 St. Francis of Assisi School is sponsoring the Bill Oxley Memorial 5K Run/3K Walk on May 18 at 8am. The race will begin and end at Angela’s on the River Restaurant (located at the St. Albans Loop). The early registration fee is $20, and $25 the day of the race. Day of the race registration begins at 7am. Checks should be made payable to St. Francis School and mailed to 525 Holley Street, St. Albans, WV 25177. Registration forms are available on For questions, please contact the race director, James Castro,, or call (304) 727-5690.

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WV 8th graders to learn about science with Nanooze Magazine CHARLESTON, WV - Eighthgrade students at schools across the state are receiving tiny lessons in science through the firstever West Virginia edition of Nanooze magazine, a publication about nanotechnology, the science of small objects less than the width of a human hair. These very small particles and molecules are making a big impact in technology, medicine, automobiles, cancer treatment, and computers, to name just a few. Nanooze is provided free to all eighth-grade grade students by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research. The publication and distribution of Nanooze is part of an effort to stimulate interest in science,

technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers among middle school students. “To be economically competitive now and in the future, West Virginia needs more college graduates, and particularly we need to graduate more people trained in STEM fields,” said Dr. Jan Taylor, the Commission’s Director of Research Programs. “We hope this magazine and the guidance of classroom teachers can move our state toward the goal of increasing the number of students graduating in STEM fields every year.” “This magazine is an excellent example of informational text that teachers might use with their students,” said Marty Burke, Assistant Director of the West Vir-

ginia Department of Education’s Office of Instruction. “We encourage teachers to use Nanooze magazine to guide class discussions about science research, discoveries, and career opportunities.” The West Virginia edition of Nanooze magazine includes: • a description of what nanoscience is all about; a story about how West • Virginia scientists are working to develop technology to improve sensors for use in environmental, military and public health applications; • a page about individuals in West Virginia working in nanotechnology; and • a map showing where nanotechnology is happening in

West Virginia. The Division of Science and Research mailed packages of Nanooze to public and private schools across West Virginia with magazines for each of the more than 22,000 eighth-grade students in the state. An electronic version of Nanooze is available at Teachers and school administrators can request additional printed copies of the magazine at no cost through the website. While this is a special West Virginia edition, Nanooze is published nationally for students by the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility. Previous issues of the magazine and more information for kids about nanotechnology can be found by

visiting Teachers are encouraged to subscribe to receive free regular issues for their students. The Division of Science and Research provides strategic leadership to improve research infraand develop structure competitive research opportunities in STEM disciplines. The office directs the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) in West Virginia, coordinates scientific research grants to academic institutions from federal and state agencies, and conducts outreach to broaden the public’s understanding of science and technology.

Grantsmanship Workshop to be offered by KVCTC Would a Grantsmanship Workshop increase your work skills and ability to obtain funding for special projects? Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College will offer a Grant Writing Workshop on Friday, May 9 and 16, 2013 at the Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College Workforce and Economic Development site located in the Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center at 1701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 142, Charleston, West Virginia.

This non-credit workshop includes hands-on, step by step guidance in writing a full proposal document complete with the mission statement, objectives, activities, methods, budget, evaluation, and follow-up after submission. Information will include matching organizations to funding sources and discussion of various federal, state, foundation, and corporate funding sources. Developing time lines, meeting deadlines, and building

community support, writing tips, and supporting data will also be included. The fee for this workshop is $179. This includes all Student material and CD. Instructed by Jan Hensley, Grantsmanship Certified Instructor, the course combines instruction and practical experience to take you step by step through all the stages of grant writing. The instructor will provide you with access to ample resource materials for future reference. Students

April 27th is National Drug Take-Back Day POINT PLEASANT, WV - On Saturday, April 27th, law enforcement agencies across the United States will be taking part in a National Drug Take-Back Day. The program is to help people dispose of their unwanted medications in a safe way. You may bring your unused/unwanted prescriptions, cough syrup, and other unwanted over the counter medications to an authorized collection site. These medications – including controlled substances – will be accepted. The DEA has coordinated with state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to be present to accept

the controlled substances. The DEA asks that you remove all personal identifying information from the prescription bottles. You can either remove the labels or use a black marker and mark out the text on the bottles. It is planned that there will also be special collection containers. If you want to keep your prescription bottles, you may just empty your medications into the special collection containers. To find a collection site near you, Fruth Pharmacy has created an easy to find link on their website: Simply click the “Got Drugs” web button, and it will take you to the

DEA Collection site locater. Enter in your address or zip code and the nearest collection site will be returned to you. Also, you may visit your local Fruth Pharmacy for more information. Each Fruth Pharmacy will have a poster displayed in the store directing you to the nearest collection site. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with the friendly staff at your Fruth Pharmacy. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy please visit Fruth Pharmacy is also on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.

will also practice evaluating and critiquing proposals. Participants should come prepared with a proposal idea and will develop a basic proposal during this twoday workshop. Each student will work at his or her own computer terminal and a flash drive will be supplied to participants to their draft grant proposals to take home for future reference. Register on-line (, by phone

(304-205-6603) or e-mail Members of Charleston Area Alliance, South Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Putnam County Chamber of Commerce receive a five percent discount. For information on other training programs and workshops offered by KVCTC’s Workforce and Economic Development Division, visit our web site at

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Impossibly Easy Chicken 'n Broccoli Pie Ingredients: 2 cups frozen broccoli cuts, thawed, drained 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz) 1 cup cut-up cooked chicken or 2 cans (5 oz each) chunk chicken, well drained 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 eggs

Art by Natalie Larson

City to Hold Spring Festival Talent Show

HURRICANE - The city will hold a Spring Festival Talent Contest May 4th from 1 to 5 p.m. on Main Street. The festival will feature fun for the whole family, including singing, inflatables, cotton candy, sno-cones, popcorn, games and

By Mary Jane “Hell of the Holocaust”

Directions: Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. Sprinkle broccoli, 1 cup of the cheese, the chicken and onion in pie plate. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients with wire whisk or fork until blended. Pour into pie plate. Bake 35 to 38 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

By Justin Waybright

Weekly Devotional

other activities. Applications are available through the city. The two divisions are split by age: 13 and under and 14 and over. Prizes are $500 for first place, $100 to second place and $50 to third place in both divisions. For more information or to register for the talent show, call the city at (304) 562-5896.

April Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Joyce Cook Zachary Harmon – 12 on April 27th Joshua Allen Latham - 18 on April 28th Patsy Davis Pat Nicholas Staci Paugh Lynda Pelfrey Richard Pitanello Emma Quick Rosalee Ragland Loretta Rauhecker Tracy Beasley If you - or someone you know will be celebratrating a Brenda Sayre birthday in the coming months... Susan Shoffner Call 304-743-6731 and give us Cheryl Sovine their name - OR just email the Joan Starkey information to Barbara Swan

Thought for the week: For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Jude; 1-4 (KJV) Most of us, who are born in America, have freedom; we have family and friends somewhere, someplace in these United States. Even the most homeless, orphaned, lost person can usually find shelter, in a cardboard cover, by the river, or on a street, under a bridge or mission shelter... We all are born of previous generations. God created and made the World, and all that is in it. How we believe, how we are influenced to live, is our own decision... Have you ever stopped to think? What if, you had been born in another Country? Africa, Australia, Germany? Your descendants would have been different, as your thoughts and ways; it’s a big, big, world. During the years 1933 - 1945 history tells us what happened, half way around the world from us.

April is the month it is observed, the Holocaust - the extermination of Jewish people and their relatives. Approximately six million Jews were starved, beaten, experiments of medical surgery, especially on twin children, and put into gas chambers, it was as if evil blood flowed from one army guard thru another - to inflict these horrible acts on the people, by the hand of their leader, Adolph Hitler and the Nazi party. Some of the thousands of true stories, you read about, told by survivors and their ancestors are hard to fathom. One such book is ‘The Five Diamonds,’ written by holocaust survivor Irene Weisberg Zisblatt. What courage this young, 13 year old girl had, how five loose diamonds, previously handed to her, by her mother upon realizing they were to be separated at a concentration camp. She was told to hold on to them, no matter what, that someday they could buy her freedom. She never forgot her mother’s words, she had to ingest, and recover these diamonds, many times during this ordeal of survival; but she did survive, to tell her story.

The Putnam Standard Her human spirit truly was by the grace of God. This is a story of only one. What about all those who died such deplorable, horrible deaths, during this time in our history? We ask why God allowed this to happen to the Jewish people. There are many who give their theories, but none know the answer. Ephesians 6; 12 - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness, of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places. We can only try to the best of our ability, to live a Christian life, during our lifespan, we may learn from listening, and watching, remembering situations of those who have gone before us, how they lived and survived this world, for it is a constant battle each and every day. As we know the powers of the devil continues to haunt us. I Peter 5; 8 - be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking who he may devour. Are we thankful enough for our freedom, this tragedy of 911 is not easily forgotten, the Boston runners just this week, it is happening closer and closer to home. We just put our trust in God and He will see us thru. Prayer: OUR FATHER, we THANK YOU, for our FREEDOM, may we trust you to keep us in the hollow of your hand. Amen.

W.Va. Sen. Rockefeller holding Facebook Contest Sen. Jay Rockefeller is asking West Virginians to vote for their favorite county. Rockefeller has launched a new Facebook contest in concert with West Virginia’s 150th birthday in June.

West Virginians are being asked to vote by liking the picture of their favorite county in a Facebook photo album featuring photographs of each of the state’s 55 counties. Visitors to the social networking site are asked to also

share special stories and memories from a particular county. The contest ends on June 20, which is West Virginia Day. The winning county will be featured in photographs as Rockefeller’s cover photo throughout 2013.

were closed.” Her sister, Rea, fought through the deadly disease. In her book, Holliday writes first-hand-accounts from Rea and others’ experiences with Polio. The letters are filled with emotion. Rea overcame the disease, finished college, married and gave birth to three children - a feat doctors said would never happen. She died from cancer in 1996, but her legacy survived. The Rea of Hope House in Charleston was built shortly after her death in her honor. It is used to help women recover from alcohol and drug problems. Many have successfully broken

the chains of addiction there, said Holliday. “The drug problems we have today are our Polio epidemic,” she said. “There are no places for these people to go (drug addicts).” Holliday continued, “I hope we’ll see things happen with Morris Memorial - it would be a benefit for Milton and the people around it.” Milton Mayor Tom Canterbury is confident Holliday’s wish will soon come true. “We’re getting it on the National Historic Registry and taking bids to put a new roof on it,” he said. “Hang in there, you haven’t seen anything yet.”

MEMORIAL FROM PAGE 1 Senior Center recently to speak about her family’s past and their experiences with the disease and the once-polio-treatmentcenter: Morris Memorial Hospital. Her sister, Betsy Fletcher Rea battled the illness and spent two years receiving treatment in the Milton hospital. Holliday gathered letters from Rea, family members and friends, who all battled Polio. She then compiled them into a book, called “Rea of Hope.” “The things I’m saying came from the people - not me,” Holliday said. “When we were growing up, the Polio epidemic first began theaters and fairs everywhere

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Christian's Sports Beat: First Flight 5K was a Success

By: Christian Deiss

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC – Recently, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, hundreds of runners gathered for the 4th Annual First Flight 5K run that goes around the Wright Brothers Memorial. In the race, I broke 25 minutes with a time of 24 minutes

and 52 seconds, and I came in second place in my age group (8 – 10). I ran my fastest mile of seven minutes and seven seconds for the first mile of the race and I got my runner’s "Badge of Courage" as I threw up at the end. In 2012, I ran the same race in 29:27, improving my race time by more than four minutes. Racers come from all over the country to race. Peggy Stovall, Marketing Director of The Outer Banks Sporting Events said, "It is special because everyone runs over where the Wright Brothers actually flew for the first time in history. Runners not only go around the base of the Wright Brothers Memorial, but they get to climb up to the top of the monument where you can see the ocean from there." While we were in Kill Devil Hills, I stayed at the Cypress

House Inn. Veda Peters, Owner/Innkeeper of the Bed and Breakfast said, "The race events are very important to us as a local business, because they bring people in during our shoulder season, when we are not as busy." Stovall explained why the race is unique.

"We get permission from the National Park Service to hold our race at the memorial, and it is really a special thing for us, because not everyone can do that." It was fun meeting other racers and trading racing stories before and after the race. It was fun training for this race in the Teays Valley area with my mom and dad, who also ran in the 5K. We were the only runners from West Virginia in the event. For more details about the race go to and for more information on the Cyprus House Inn go to Finally, I would like to send a prayer out to all the runners and spectators of the Boston Marathon who were affected by the explosions at the finish line.

TEACHERS FROM PAGE 1 Participant Johnna Bowles of Eleanor loves seeing children learn. “I love working with families and seeing the excitement in kids’ eyes when they learn something new,” the Head Start teacher said. Participant Andrew Donahue enrolled in the courses to work toward achieving an associate’s degree. “These classes have been helpful - I’ve learned a lot of new things to be used in the classroom,” she said. Like Bowles, this Head Start teacher loves working with children. “It’s great seeing the kids grow throughout the year,” said Donahue. That growth only happens

when teachers are prepared. Rebecca L. Meadows, Pre-K, SPL, Title I Director of Putnam County Schools knows the importance of preparation for early childhood development teachers. “I feel that teacher credentials for collaborative Pre-K partners is as important as they are for PreK-12 teachers employed by the county school system because the students that the collaborative partners serve are Putnam County Schools’ students,” said Meadows. Early Childhood Professor Paige Carney has enjoyed teaching her willing teachers effective ways to mold children’s minds for learning. “This class focuses on literacy in young children and provides teachers with different ways to

integrate it in the everyday curriculum,” said Carney. “We make sure the children have that foundation - our whole goal is that they be at level or above by the time they start elementary school.” Carney has more than 17 years of professional teaching experience behind her. For her, the job goes far beyond a paycheck. “We need to change the way we educate teachers so we can teach preschool ways to connect to the real world,” Carney explained. “These kids are our future.” For more information on this program and others offered at the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College Kim Sovine at (304) 205-6676 or visit

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Colorado This time of year reminds me of our trip we took to Colorado by way of Florida. I was working in 1979 at a grocery wholesale company and asked for a leave of absence but was denied. I pondered this decision, so I decided that this was a once-in-alifetime chance to go across the country in a pickup truck with my husband and see the country, so I did. I have never regretted that decision. We went to Florida for awhile then we moved on across the south on Interstate 10. We went through Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas - which was a long, long way across. From Beaumont to El Paso is 874 miles (I didn’t think we would ever get to Colorado). We stopped in a small store in Mississippi and it was something you would see in a movie. It was raining in Alabama and our wipers were not working well. We met some people from West Virginia and it is so good to meet people from our home state while travelling. Anyway, we did make it to Colorado, I kept a daily journal and I look at it every now and then and remember all our travelling stories and our adventure. I will write more about that soon. Just remember life is short, take advantage of adventures in your life as long as it is good. When you get older you will have a tremendous amount of memories.

State Fairgrounds Giant Spring Flea Market and Antique Show Coming Soon! LEWISBURG, WV - The Giant Spring Flea Market at the State Fairgrounds is set for May 17, 18, and 19, 2013 th and space reservations are being accepted. Please note that the deadline for discounts on vendor space is May 10, 2013. The three day market features a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, flowers and produce, and new and used merchandise. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available and for more information visit or phone 1-(304)645-1090 Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm. The 2013 State Fair is themed "Feel the Magic" and is scheduled

August 9-17, 2013. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

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Learning to match the hatch

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

I did some fly fishing on Knapp's Creek again last week. I found some fabulous spots, including some little whirlpools – anytime I see a whirlpool I make a bee line for it. I threw out all sorts of flies, all of which were refused. This went on until a little before sunset. There was a hatch and I matched it. A lot of fly fishermen can see a bug, tell you its scientific name and the specific name of the artificial fly pattern (and its hook size) that represents that specific insect. I'm not really that good at that. I just see some bugs, open my fly box and ask myself what do I have in this box that looks

most like all these insects flying around. There are, of course, exceptions to everything and there would be many days I'm sure where somebody more familiar with these insects would catch far more fish than I. Trout eat a lot of stuff. They eat insects that live in the water, insects that live on land (and fall in the water), crawdads, worms, fish smaller than themselves – all sorts of stuff. Fly fishermen usually concentrate on the aquatic insects that live most of their lives in the water and then transform into adult insects that leave the water to fly around in – and breathe – air. They mate in the air and then die. When they hatch – that is emerge into their adult stages and take to the air – they are very vulnerable to predators. When a bunch of them hatch at that the same time, trout will concentrate on that one food and ignore everything else. This behavior is called selective feeding. “Matching the hatch” is to present an artificial fly that, as far as the trout is concerned, matches the insect that is hatching and they are selectively feeding on. Trout are not the only type of fish that will selectively feed on mayflies in this way. On the Ohio River around Parkersburg (and probably elsewhere) is huge hexagenia mayfly hatch every

year around July 4. Every year I lived there, there was a hex hatch going on Independence Day (it would start two or three days before and continue for a few days after). Billions of them would be flying around the river and nearly every square inch of ground would be covered with dead hex flies, which are, by mayfly standards, huge. There would be several hex fly hatches during the summer, but none as big as the Independence Day hatch. There would usually be a false hatch (that's a small hatch before the big one) late in the evening, then the big one would come on around dusk. What was interesting to me was that the catfish would stop biting on their normal baits – chicken livers, worms, stinky stuff, etc. - around the time the hex flies started hatching and they would actually come up and grab some of the flies on the surface. Something else interesting that I noticed: during several of the mass hex hatches, I threw out various trout dry flies (I do a lot of warm water fly fishing) that resembled a hex fly, although they were smaller than the big hex flies that were hatching on the Ohio River. All fish totally ignored these flies I threw out during those hatches, despite the fact at other times I caught fish on those same flies. I suppose catfish and bass can act as much like trout as trout

do at times. Mayflies have been around since the carboniferous era. That was a long time ago. So long ago, the coal we mine today was trees then. Our mountains – the oldest in the world - hadn't even been yet. I suppose the sheer number of them has ensured their survival and if you ever see the Independence Day Ohio River hex hatch, you might wonder how, if they lived so long in the water (usually a year or two) how they would all even fit in the river. The answer is, they don't. They live in the mud beneath it. They can burrow deep down to 30 feet or more in the bottom – I suppose until they find solid rock. I had always planned to tie some really big hex flies and try to catch a catfish on one, but I never got around to it. It would certainly be an incredible experience to catch a catfish on a fly rod, which I have never done. I have caught several carp and buffalo fish as big as 25 or 30 pounds with my eight-weight fly rod with nine-weight sinking line and a fly I designed called The Payne Killer. I designed that fly to represent a dying gizzard shad for white bass. When I tied bigger vanilla-soaked Payne Killers on size No. 1 hooks and drug them along the bottom, carp and buffalo fish would gobble them up. I found this extremely interesting: I could only catch them this way

only after the Ohio River had fallen below 38 degrees around early January and then they would stop hitting on them in early March – although the Ohio River water would still be in the 30s in March and some of April. I have no idea why that was. Most of the time on the Ohio, fish – especially white bass, which is what I usually fly-fished for – would selectively feed on gizzard shad. In my years fishing the Ohio, I spent a lot of time studying gizzard shad. But now that I'm doing a bit more cold water stream fishing, I should probably be learning more about all these insects, which fly fishermen tend to study more than they do trout themselves. It can be really daunting to understand all these insects fly fishermen talk about, because there are many, many insects. You'll be off to a very good start just by learning about the four main fly groups: mayflies, caddish flies, midges and stoneflies. If you just know what those are and have your fly box stocked with artificial flies of various sizes representing these four groups, plus some terrestrial insects (ants, bees, grasshoppers and the like) you'll be fine. Just look for whatever bugs are around for the fish to eat and pick whatever fly in your box looks most like it. Contact David Payne at

New Bridge Complete; Babcock State Park Open CLIFFTOP, WV -The bridge replacement at Babcock State Park is complete and the park is open for the 2013 season. The structure, which was re-

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swimming pool, and the entire Sugar Camp Run Picnic Area. Babcock State Park superintendent Clinton Cochran expressed his gratitude to the West Virginia Division of Highways for on-time completion. “Having this work completed prior to our spring vacation season opening is wonderful for us and for the thousand s of visitors who enjoy the park each year,” Cochran said. Babcock’s cabin and campground rentals resumed April 12. Cochran also compliments anglers who understood the need for delay in trout stocking this spring in order to have a safe con-

struction zone at the bridge site where stocking generally occurs. For the trout stocking schedule of Glade Creek and sites in Fayette County, see the WVDNR website West Virginia fishing licenses and associated stamps may be purchased online at or at a local licensed retailer. Babcock State Park is best known for the iconic mill scene and CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built vacation cabins. A live webcam features the mill in real time and is viewable at

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Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~ Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Rev. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road - Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. Buffalo Church of God - Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447. Buffalo Nazarene Church - Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Gateway Christian Church Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. Good Hope Baptist Church Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House - Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 .pm; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor: Woody Willard.

Buffalo Presbyterian Church 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker.

Kanawha Valley Baptist Church 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone 304-437-3513 and 304-4372740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Cross of Grace Lutheran Church - 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”.

Lakeview Christian Church 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265.

Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning First Baptist Church “Connecting People to Jesus Christ” 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV, 25526 – 304-562-9281. Dr. James E. Lutz, Senior Pastor. Sunday services: 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Laywell Church of Christ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Manilla Chapel - Manilla Chapel, Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. SUNDAY: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Buff Creek Road. Hurricane, WV. Service Times- Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday eve. 6 p.m.; Wed. Eve Bible study 7 p.m. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm.

All area Churches welcome. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-6172752. Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, 25526 (just off the I-64 Winfield Exit 39). Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. (except the last Sunday of the month), 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. and include adult Bible study, AWANA, and youth. Please check our website for special announcements and services: The Rev. Ron McClung is the senior pastor. Telephone 304-757-9110. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Mt. Salem UM Church - 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Otter Branch Church - Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Pine Grove Church of Christ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant- Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Providence Baptist Church Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304586-2832. Redeemer Presbyterian welcomes community to Services Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, welcomes the community to learn of God’s love and grace. They meet at Teays Valley Cinema for worship service at 10 a.m. The church’s pastor is Barrett Jordan. For more information, call the church office, 304-757-1197, or check the church’s website at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166. Pastor Dr. Rod Taylor. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mid Week Service 7 p.m. Sousanah FWB Church Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Springdale Free Will Baptist Church - Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 21/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 5625389. Teays Valley Baptist Church Dr. John D. Smith, Pastor. 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-757-9306. Services: SUNDAY - Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.; Evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY – Bible Study and Prayer 7 p.m.; Awana 7:00 p.m. All services are interpreted for the deaf. TV Service on Suddenlink Channel 2, Wed. 8:30 – 9 p.m. Radio Program WEMM 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2013 – Page 7 Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene - 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. Way of Truth Tabernacle - 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. Winfield Church of the Nazarene - 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 am; Sunday Praise Service at 6:00pm; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7:00 pm; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304-586-2180. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Winfield Presbyterian Church Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Winfield United Methodist Church Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.

Send your church’s information to Time For Service at P.O. Box 186 Culloden, WV, 25510, or fax it to (304) 562-6214. You may also e-mail the information to

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‘Buckwild’s Shain Gandee Legacy Lives on Locally By Justin Waybright

SISSONVILLE - Occasionally, when a person dies, their legacy lives on. This is the case with Shain Gandee. Most know him from the controversial MTV series Buckwild. Autumn Martin knows him as “friend.” The University of Charleston student remembered when state leaders and residents fought the airing of the famous TV show. However, after its first few episodes, many negative views toward the show changed. What several thought would paint West Virginia in a bad light, actually portrayed fun and the outdoor beauty of the Mountain State - Gandee being the leader of it all. When news headlines flooded TVs and social media, stating that Gandee had died during Easter weekend, Martin’s heart sank. “I was supposed to be with them that night,” she said.

“When I heard, I completely lost it.” Martin is comforted that Gandee died peacefully, doing what he loved: four-wheeling in West Virginia. After the shock of losing her friend, the Sissonville High School graduate remembered Gandee’s life and what he held dear: his family. “When he passed, I knew he would have wanted them taken care of,” she said. That is when Martin took action. She worked with Tanfastiq and the Ohio-based Gandee’s General Store to raise money for the Gandee family. During recent weeks, Martin has sold hundreds of custom camouflage bracelets that read, “Camo for Shain.” The money has gone to support the actor’s family. Martin hopes the bracelets will also continue memories of Gandee. “Two months from now when I see a person wearing this, I’ll know he’s still with us,” she said, holding back emotion. Martin hopes those who

Friends for life - When Buckwild’s Shane Gandee passed, Sissonville resident Autumn Martin lost her best friend. Courtesy Photo formed negative stereotypes and opinions of her friend will learn the truth of who he really was. “He was an angel - when he walked into the room, everyone lit up,” she recalled. “He was a great person with a magnetic personality.” For Gandee, the words of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” rang true.

Memories live on - To support Gandee’s family and continue his legacy, supporters are selling “Camo for Shain” bracelets. Purchase these at the Milton Flea Market and at the Teays Valley, Cross Lanes or Elkview Tanfastiq locations. Courtesy Photo “I admired him, because he didn’t have much, but he made the most of what he had,” said Martin This often meant creating fun on a budget. To Gandee, the boring weekend was nonexistent. “He would make his own fun by building a pool in a dump truck, sliding on a bathtub, fourwheeling and anything outdoors,” she said.

One of Gandee’s friends and Buckwild cast members Joey Mulcahy posted to social media shortly after his friend passed. “Thanks to everyone for all your thoughts and prayers,” he wrote. “We are taking a break from filming for a couple weeks, and not sure what we are going to do at this point.” As of now, MTV has cancelled the second season of the show. Martin left a message for Gandee on social media fewer than 24 hours after his death. “You were the best person I've ever had the opportunity to meet in my life,” she wrote. “I love you, and I will forever be grateful for the time we got to spend together.” Martin thanks MTV, Tanfastiq and all those who supported her friend and his family. To keep Gandee’s legacy alive and to aid his family, purchase a “Camo for Shain” bracelet at the Milton Flea Market, Tanfastiq and through the Gandee General Store. To donate to the cause, residents can deposit funds into the “Shain Gandee Account” at Wesbanco.

St. Francis School Summer Fun Academy

Spring brings out more flowers (AND bees) - In spite of some cooler weather, a rainbow of colors splash across flower petals all across the county. Photo by Justin Waybright

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, M.Ed. 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 10 and ends July 31. 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) 727-5690.

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Governor Tomblin announces Enhanced Information Technology Training at WV Community and Technical Colleges Students preparing for IT jobs of future with resources from IBM Academic Initiative CHARLESTON, WV - In an effort to better equip students with the Information Technology (IT) skills needed for high value IT job opportunities, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently announced that faculty in the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS) will have access to advanced IT training materials. These resources, from the IBM Academic Initiative, will help students in the state prepare for high-demand jobs in areas such as business analytics, cloud computing and cyber security. "Through this cutting-edge program from IBM, our students can learn critical new IT skills that lead

to good-paying, in-demand jobs," Gov. Tomblin said. "I am grateful for the number of companies, including IBM, who continue to help lead the way in enhancing instruction through industry-relevant partnerships and for opening the door to so many opportunities for West Virginians to obtain advanced technical skills from which the next generation of computer experts will embark." As more organizations turn to technology to solve tough business challenges, the need for skilled IT professionals continues to grow in all industries. In the U.S. alone, IT jobs are expected to grow by 22 percent through 2020

according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The IBM Academic Initiative provides higher education faculty members around the world nocharge access to software, curricular content and instructional resources on important technology areas such as big data, analytics, commerce, mobile, cyber security and cloud computing. By learning with the latest enterprise technology and studying realworld scenarios, students gain market-ready skills before they graduate. "Training students for jobs in cloud computing, business intelligence, database systems, and

Farm Bureau Workshop to Discuss High Tunnel Management and Product Liability for Farmers Margo White, Master Gardener and Putnam Farmers’ Market producer, will discuss High Tunnel Management at 6:00 PM on Thursday April 25th at Buffalo High School (BHS). Ms. White is the owner of Margo’s Garden, a niche market produce farm near Buffalo. She will relate her expe-

rience with raising produce in high tunnels with emphasis on environmental control for optimum growth and plant health. Season extension infrastructure like high tunnels can typically allow producers to plant and harvest four to five weeks earlier or later for the average WV growing

season. Also on the agenda, there will be representatives of insurance companies to explain the importance of product liability and how premiums are determined. This workshop is a dinner fund-raiser for the Buffalo FFA Chapter.

Ashley Young Inducted into West Virginia Wesleyan College's Omicron Delta Kappa Chapter BUCKHANNON, WV - The West Virginia Wesleyan College Omicron Delta Kappa Circle inducted Ashley Young, a public relations major from Hurricane, as part of its new fifteen-member class at a ceremony held in the West Meditation Chapel. The newest members were inducted by Circle President Justin Frye, Advisor and Director of Campus Life, Alisa Lively, Secretary and Vice President for Student Development, Julie Keehner and current

members Thomas Smith' 84, Director of the School of Health Sciences, Dr. Shirley Fortney, Associate Professor of Education, Kristi Wilkerson '99, Director of Alumni Relations, and Dr. Mary Toale, Professor of Communication. The Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc., The National Leadership Honor Society for college students recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. ODK was founded December 3, 1914 at

Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. Omicron Delta Kappa was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities; membership in Omicron Delta Kappa continues to be a mark of highest distinction and honor. The Society is now present on the campuses of over 300 colleges and universities around the country.

likely they are to succeed in school. Any opportunity to bolster fitness programs in West Virginia schools is encouraged and embraced." Nominations must be received by the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils by

May 3, 2013. To download the nomination form, click here. Completed forms can be emailed to or mailed to: National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, 1416 NE Prescott St., Portland, OR 97211.

other IT-related fields calls for instructional content that is current and industry-relevant," said James Skidmore, WVCTCS Chancellor. "The IBM Academic Initiative provides pertinent technical content to faculty and students that would be unavailable were it not for this partnership." "IBM is committed to help closing the growing IT skills gap by providing students and faculty with access to leading enterprise software and learning resources," said Jim Corgel, general manager academic relations, IBM. "These technology skills are increasingly important to IBM right here in West Virginia, as we support our

clients." The IBM Academic Initiative is a global program facilitating the collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students the information technology skills they need to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace. More than 6,000 colleges and universities, and 30,000 faculty members, worldwide have joined IBM's Academic Initiative. West Virginia is the first U.S. state to register all of its community and technical colleges with this program. All WVCTC colleges are currently working to integrate the IBM content into their classes.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department March Report The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department during the month of March responded to 1,056 calls for assistance, and made 21 felony arrest and 92 misdemeanor arrest. The Road Patrol also investigated 58 auto crashes, and issued 28 misdemeanor citations. Furthermore, the Road Patrol arrested 6 DUI’s and completed 149 written com-

plaints. 31 warrants and 18 Domestic Violence Petitions were served. Home Confinement averaged 55 inmates with 340 home verifications and Western Regional Jail averaged 68 inmates per day. Process division served 440 civil papers. Tax Office accepted 389 concealed carry permits and issued 512 permits. 997 DMV decals were also issued.

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29. “Four Quartets” poet 32. “C’___ la vie!” 34. Altar avowal (2 wds) 36. Architectural feature 38. Carries on despite hardships 39. John Singer ___, Am. portrait painter

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CARRIE MAE BAILEY Carrie Mae Bailey, on April 15, 2013, completed life's journey that she shared with her beloved husband of 66 years, Marvin A. Bailey. She was a loving wife and mother. Nothing brought her greater joy than her nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The love that she showed will be forever cherished by all who knew her. Others left to cherish her memory include her son and his wife, Jerry and Thea Bailey of Cross Lanes; daughters and their husbands, Linda and Larry Kilgore of Poca and Vicky and Mike Jordan of St.Albans; brother, John McCormick of Carrol, Ohio; and sisters and their husbands, Elsie and Richard White of Huntington, Ernie Thomas of St. Albans and Esther and Mickey Frye of Stockport, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bettie McCormick; sisters, Lota Bailey, Mary Foster and Genevieve Jones; brothers, Arthur McCormick, Leodus McCormick and Jimmy McCormick; nephew, loved as a brother, James Lee McCormick; and sonin-law, Stephen Edens. A special thank you to the staff of Thomas Memorial Hospital for all the care and Godly love that was shown to Carrie and her family. Funeral services were held at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 17 with Pastor Jeff Arthur officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Carrie will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to

REV. KELSON RAY BAYS The Rev. Kelson Ray Bays, 81, of Culloden, went to be with the lord on April 14, 2013, after a long illness, at his home surrounded by his family. Kelson was a retired carpenter, pastored in several churches in West Virginia and Florida and made several mission trips to Mexico with other ministers to build orphanages. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hurricane. He was preceded in death by his son, Steve; brothers, Darrel, John and Clarence; and sisters, Peggy and Wanda. He is survived by his wife, Erma Riddle Bays; daughter, Vanessa Chatterton of Culloden; sons, Tim Bays of Delano, Calif., and Greg Bays of Hurricane; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Junior (Christine) Bays of Hamlin and Jay (Mary) Bays of Rock Hill, S.C.; and sisters, Ana Mae Adkins of Huntington and Betty Keyser of Dallas, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 18, at Hurricane First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. James Lutz and Mr. James McGehee officiating. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

AMY ARBUTIS JOHNSON CARPENTER Amy Arbutis Johnson Carpenter, 70, of Hurricane, passed away at home on Sunday, April 14, 2013, after a long illness. She was born June 19, 1942, to the late Mose and Lizzy Johnson of Hurricane. She was a homemaker and a dedicated wife and mother. She enjoyed playing games and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by brothers, Eldon Johnson, Layton Johnson and Cebert Johnson, all of Hurricane; and granddaughter, Sara Eggleton. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Carpenter of Hurricane; three daughters, Marsha Armstead and husband, Tom, Nancy Eggleton and husband, Melvin, and Crystal Casto and husband, Shawn; one son, John Carpenter and wife, Cindy; nine grandchildren, Tara and Shannon Eggleton, Kimberly Armstead and husband, Jeremy Meadows, Brandon and Megan Carpenter and Tyler Casto, all of Hurricane, Faith Casto of Ripley and Marshall Dawson of Milton; six greatgrandchildren; brothers, Willard and Barbra Johnson of St. Marys, William and Bonnie Johnson, Harold and Charlotte Johnson and Lewis and Bonnie Johnson, all of Hurricane; sisters, Mamie Crouch of Hurricane and Mae and Mac McCoy of Sod; special friend, Therese Fannin of Ringgold, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 18, at Allen Funeral Home with Elders Harold and Lewis Johnson officiating.

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CARL DODSON CASTO, JR. Carl Dodson Casto Jr., 62, of Poca, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a trades specialist, Building and Equipment Maintenance employee for West Virginia State University with 22 years of service. Carl was a Christian in faith and was very dedicated to his work. He grew up in both Dunbar and Nitro but graduated from Nitro High School, spending most of his adult life in Poca. Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Bernice and Carl D. Casto Sr. He is survived by his children, Craig K. (Amanda) Casto and Karmadawn Casto, all of Richmond, Va., and Kristopher B. (Carrie) Casto of Charleston; sister, Brenda Joyce (John) Sigman of South Charleston; and six grandchildren, Kirsty Phillips, Camery Ford, Amber Casto, Isaiha Casto, Sakari Casto and Summer Casto. Per Carl's wishes, there were no services. The family suggests donations are sent in memory of Carl to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted with the arrangements.

ASBURY WEBB CHENOWETH Asbury Webb Chenoweth, 84, of St. Albans, died peacefully at home on April 11, 2012. He was the third of four boys, born March 24, 1929, in Cabell County, to the Rev. Robert James and Ola Edgell Chenoweth. Webb attended South Charleston High School, where he played football and graduated in 1947. He attended Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston) and, following military service, finished college, where he met his wife, Wanda Morgan, during their senior years, and graduated with a B.S. degree in business administration. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a radar specialist and trainer on the USS Bennington and USS Coral Sea during the Korean War. After graduation, Webb married Wanda and moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where he joined the voting machine division of Merritt, Chapman and Scott. Several years later he moved to Nashville, Tenn., when the company added a new office. He traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. He was VP of sales for the company's In-

Friday, April 26, 2013 – Page 11 ternational Election Equipment Corp. division. Webb enjoyed boating and skiing with his family on the Tennessee lakes. The family moved back to West Virginia, where Webb received a degree in accounting and became involved with retailing and later was president and co-owner of McClung and Morgan store of South Charleston. After leaving the retail business, he joined the Terramite Corp. as national sales manager, also traveling internationally. After retirement he and Wanda enjoyed touring several countries. He was an avid outdoorsman and a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Webb is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Wanda Morgan Chenoweth; daughters, Kimberly Johnson (Gary) and Karen Chenoweth; four grandchildren, Eric, Alexandra, Erin and Morgan; and six great-grandchildren, Logan, Landon, Lincoln, Layton, Kendra and Taylor. Additionally, he is survived by his three brothers, the Rev. Robert James (Jr.), Joseph Benjamin and David Eugene Chenoweth. Webb's family would like to thank doctors William Carter, Ronald McCowan and Jarrod Chapman for their many years of excellent care and friendship. Further, they want to thank the wonderful staff at HospiceCare and, in memory of Webb, request that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Services were held Thursday, April 18, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park. Memories of Webb may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DAVID COLE Mr. David Cole, 38, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013. David was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Shirley Cole. He is survived by his two sisters, Angela and husband, Frank Adkins, of St. Albans and Tammy and husband, Kenneth Sherman, of St. Albans; four nephews,

Breyer Adkins, Michael Evans, Jeremi Sherman and Kenneth Sherman Jr.; niece, Brittany Adkins; two great-nieces, Jordan Evans and Sophia Sherman; greatnephew, Jahden Evans; and a host of family and friends. A tribute to the life of David Cole was held Saturday, April 13, at New Hope Baptist Church, Browns Creek. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, assisted the Cole family. The family asks that donations are made at the funeral home in David's honor. Online condolences may be sent to

BUD COLLINS JR. Bud Collins Jr., 67, of Winfield, formerly of War, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Charleston Area Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1946, in Ohio and was a son of the late Rev. Bud Collins Sr. and Mattie Helton Collins. Bud had worked most of his life as a machinist for CSX Railroad and was a member of the union. He was a veteran of the United States Army and enjoyed sitting at his kitchen table, drinking coffee and listening to bluegrass music. Bud was of the Christian faith, having recently affirmed his faith in the Lord Jesus. He was a great man and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Benny, Edward and John Collins. Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Herzner Collins; three daughters, Tammy Miller and husband, Dave, and Ashley Carpenter and husband, Justin, both of Winfield, and Paula Campbell and husband, Joey, of Belle; two sons, Dwayne Collins and wife, Melanie, and Paul David Collins, both of Winfield; two stepsons, Philip Herzner and wife, Christina, and Edward Napier, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Margaret Mullins and husband, Jackie, of Raysal, Patty Jones of North Tazewell, Va., and Laura Howard and husband, Ron, of Corinth, Ky.; four brothers, Paul Collins and wife, Loretta, of Princeton, Kelly Collins of Hillsville, Va., and Sherman Collins and wife, Effie, and Manuel Collins, both of War; very special sister-in-law and brotherin-law, Darlene and Bobby Sheldon of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a

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Page 12 – Friday, April 26, 2013 host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends also survive. Graveside and interment services for Bud Collins Jr. were conducted Saturday, April 13, at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Va., with the Rev. Joey Campbell and the Rev. Robert Huddler officiating. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va., assisted the family of Mr. Collins and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at

BARBARA J. WILLIAMS COX Barbara J. Williams Cox, 78, of Hurricane, passed away April 6, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley. She was born to the late Lessel H. Williams and Mary Virginia Thomason Williams on May 1, 1934, in Putney, and was raised in Clay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis W. Cox; and her siblings, Lowell Williams, Ann Williams-Taylor, Roger Williams and David Williams. Barbara was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was retired from the banking industry and was with the State of West Virginia Workers Comp Division for a short time. She was a member of Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Cox is survived by her children, Terri Lynn Cox of Hurricane and Michael Linehan and his wife, Helen Jomantas of Findlay, Ohio; her grandchildren, Mary Linehan of New York, N.Y., and Brian Linehan of Bowling Green, Ohio; and her brother, Larry Williams of Beckley. Funeral services for Mrs. Cox were held Saturday, April 13, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Phillip Bowers officiating. Burial followed in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was honored to handle Mrs. Cox's arrangements.

DENNIS JAMES COX Dennis James Cox, 57, of Hurricane, passed away April 9, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Born January 26, 1956, in Charleston, he was a son of the late Dennis F. and Marjorie Ann Lowe Cox. Jim was a former employee of Kmart and Foodland of Scott Depot. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.

Surviving is his twin brother, Jeffrey Dean Cox of Hurricane. Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial was in Canterbury-Droddy Cemetery, Walton. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

MICHAEL SULLIVAN DEAN Michael Sullivan Dean, 65, of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a short illness. Born September 17, 1947, in Morgantown, Mike was a son of the late Olen W. and Mary Sullivan Dean. Mike graduated from St. Albans High School, class of 1966, attended Glenville State College and was a licensed barber. He was in the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge. Mike was employed by True Temper and Rhone Poulenc. He was a member of Nitro Moose Lodge No. 565 and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans. He always enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. He is survived by his brother, Daniel (Phyllis) Dean of Charleston; two nephews, Michael (Cindy) Dean of Hurricane and Jamie Dean of Hickory, N.C.; one great-niece, Peyton Dean; and one great-nephew, Ryan Dean. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 13, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans, with Father Patrick M. McDonough as celebrant. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at Special thanks to caregivers, Nurse Jill and Nurse Stephanie from Hospice and Ashley from Hospice; friends, Bob and Carrie and Donnie and Missy; and everyone who helped him these last six months.

JAMES LEE DENNY James Lee Denny, 72, of Hurricane, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Friday, April 12, 2013. He was retired from AFRTS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. He was a graduate of Hurricane High

School, class of 1958, and was a U.S. Army veteran. James is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; sons, James Lee Denny Jr. of Hurricane, Fred Denny of Barboursville and Mark Denny of Lexington, Ky.; daughter, Rose Zetta Denny of Hurricane; seven grandchildren; brother, H.P. "Billy" Nunn of Texas; and sister, Jackie Nunn Light of Pennsylvania. Private funeral services were held at Allen Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent at

DILLA JEAN JENKINS GIVEN Dilla Jean Jenkins Given, 80, of Milton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at her residence. She was born July 22, 1932, in Putnam County, a daughter of the late Donald and Bessie Martin Powers. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James E. Jenkins, and her second husband, Leo P. Given; one sister, Geraldine Ashworth; two brothers, Donald Clinton Powers and Lewis Powers; and daughter-in-law, Marie Kirtley Jenkins. She is survived by her children, Dana Jenkins (David) Walters, Lois Jenkins (Jim) Mack, Don "Speedy" Jenkins, Brent Jenkins and Walter (Carey) Given; her grandchildren, Jodi Meadows (Sean) Chandler, Michael (Tara) Meadows, Leslie Mack (Chad) Clagg, Jennifer Rappold (Marc) Osburn, Julie Mack Morrison, Keith Rappold, Seth (Kelly) Walters, Jared Walters, Tracy Mack (Luke) Lumpkin, Shawn Kirtley, Airiana Jenkins, Chris Streett, Brent (Dana) Streett, Tara Given Clemmons and Tonya Given Sherer; great-grandchildren, Christopher (Kristen Stephens) Miles, Lindsay Miles, Mikhayla Meadows, McKenna Meadows, Dylan Meadows, Kira Morrison, Gabi Morrison, Skylar Clagg, Emerson Clagg, Gavin Walters, Savanna Lumpkin, Sidney Lumpkin, Aniston Streett, Harrison Clemmons, Carter Clemmons, Taylor Sherer, Brandon Osburn, Alex Osburn, Kaylin Osburn and Blake Osburn; sisters, Phyllis Hickman and Donna Cooper; brothers, Art Powers and Lester Powers; brothers-in-law, Bennie Ashworth Jr. and Montie (Linda) Jenkins; and sisters-in-law, Helen Jenkins Meadows and Jo Jenkins Withers. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 17, at Chestnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Pastors Mark Hesson, Chelcie Gibson and Chafin Crank officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was honored to assist with arrangements.

SHIRLEY KAY GOOD Shirley Kay Good, 65, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on April 8, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a

The Putnam Standard courageous battle with cancer. She was an employee of One Stop Convenience Stores for several years and was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and sister. Preceding her in death were her parents, Edgar and Leora Burdette; brothers, Paul, Rick and Ted Burdette; and sisters, Ardona Burdette and Greta Peters. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, John Good Sr.; daughter, Lisa Eden and husband, Mike, of Scott Depot; son, John Good Jr. and wife, Pamela, of Clendenin; brothers, Edward Burdette and wife, Vonda, of Sissonville and Roger Burdette and wife, Diana, of Charleston; sister, Becky Good and husband, Roger, of Sissonville; sisters-in-law, Roberta and Delores Burdette; grandchildren, Kirk Eden and wife, Jimi, of Nitro, Kaitlin Eden and fiancĂŠ, Derek Herdman, of Winfield and Tayler Good; and great-grandchildren, Troy and Natalie Eden and Kaeden Herdman. Shirley's family wishes a special thank you to Dr. Suzanne Cole, Nurse Heather and all employees of David Lee Cancer and Dr. Brian Fitzwater and Dr. Donna Burton. Extreme special thank you to Debbie Pickett, Carol Beller, Carol Walker and all the other caregivers of 5 and 3 South at Memorial Hospital and also to Mark Withrow and Hospice Care. Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, at New Prospect Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Naylor officiating. Burial was in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Legg Fork Road, Sissonville. The family will accept memorial online condolences at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home assisted the Good family.

JOHN C. HERMANSDORFER John C. Hermansdorfer, 54, of Charleston, formerly of Dunbar, finished his earthly life and began his Heavenly life on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a short battle with AML. Born January 20, 1959, he was the son of the late Paul A. and Betty Rooke Hermansdorfer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Shawver, who passed in November 2012. John was a graduate of Dunbar High School, served in the United States Army at Fort Sill, Okla., and worked as a security guard most of his life. He was an avid Mountaineers fan and a Christian who had read the Bible completely and could quote the scriptures from memory. Left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Jennifer Maire and her three children of Massachusetts; brother, Paul of St. Al-

bans; sister, Mary Catherine of Charleston, with whom he made his home; a longtime friend and companion, Mary Williams of St. Albans; and nephews, Michael Shawver of Utah, Andy Hermansdorfer of Huntington and Tim Hermansdorfer of St. Albans. According to John's wishes, his body was cremated. The family wishes to send special thanks to the staff of 6-West at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh and to Dr. Amy Wertz and her staff at the HubHospice House of bard Charleston. Memorial services were held Monday, April 15, at First Presbyterian Church, Dunbar, with the Rev. Dr. Jarvis officiating. Please make donations to Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. You may send condolences to the family at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home was entrusted to the handle the arrangements.

REBA LANE SCOTT JARRETT Reba Lane Scott Jarrett of St. Albans entered this life as Reba Lane Rogers on May 27, 1925, where she enjoyed a fantastic life of 87 years as daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and friend to many. She entered her new life in Heaven on April 10, 2013, reunited with her father, Charles "Willie" Rogers; mother, Pearlie Dell Rogers; husbands, Arthur Scott and Rufus Jarrett; son, Stephen Scott; son-in-law, John Henson; and many family and friends who went before. Leaving behind Carolyn Henson, Clinton and Barbara Scott, James and Brenda Scott, Jerry and Terry Scott, Charline Scott, Don and Connie Jarrett and Kay and Richard Milam; 20 grandkids and 27 great-grandkids. Reba was a member of Robinson United Methodist Church. A celebration of her life was held Saturday, April 13 at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Stephen Inman officiating. Burial was in Griffith Cemetery, Hurricane. You may share memories or condolences with the family at A special thanks to Genesis Teays Center, Thomas Memorial Hospital and Kanawha Hospice. God bless her and God bless you all.

ETHEL MARIE JAVINS Ethel Marie Javins, 74, of St. Albans, passed away April 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Corgil and Sadie Estep; daughter, Gladys Elswick Shelton; brothers, Ralph Edward Estep and Marcel Lee Estep; and sisters, Ida Frances Hunter, Sadie Mae Whitley and Geneva Ann Elkins. Ethel is survived by her 25-year life partner, Dennie Williams;


The Putnam Standard sons, Clifford McCallister, Dale McCallister, Rick Pauley and Randy Elswick; daughter, Regina Pauley Love; brother, Jimmy Null; sister, Mary Ellen Ives; 19 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor Don Cummings officiating.

DIXIE MADORA JOHNSON Mrs. Dixie Madora Johnson, 95, of Liberty, passed away April 12, 2013, at CAMC General Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born February 14, 1918, to the late Heber and Pearl Hughes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred N. Johnson; sisters, Willie Nutter, Edith Gray and Annabelle Kiser; brothers, Bobby Ray, Paul and H.J. Hughes Jr.; and grandsons, Steve Ashby and Steven Johnson. She is survived by her sons, Donald L. Johnson and wife, Mary, Ronald R. Johnson and wife, Lela, of Liberty and James E. Johnson and wife, Dreama, of Cross Lanes; daughters, Lou Ann Summers and husband, Roy, of Red House, Linda G. Scarbrough and Joe of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Sharon S. Ashby and husband, Darrell, of Sissonville; sister, Theora Strohacker of South Carolina; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Johnson is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. The family appreciates the staff of Eldercare of Ripley for the excellent care they gave to Dixie. A tribute to Mrs. Dixie Madora Johnson was held Monday, April 15, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Billy Casto, Chris Johnson and Herman Robinson officiating. Burial was in Emma Chapel Cemetery. The family suggests donations are made to the Resident Activity Fund, Eldercare of Ripley, 107 Miller Drive, Ripley, WV 25271. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Johnson family.

JIMMIE E. JONES Jimmie E. Jones, 78, of Scott Depot, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at a Columbus, Ohio, nursing home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Naomi Jones of Charleston, and his wife, Marjorie Jones. Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Elaine Jones, and his grandson, Tyler Jones, of Scott Depot; brothers, Sam, Bob and Curtis; and sisters, Carolyn and Patty. Jimmie was a 1953 graduate of Nitro High School. He served in the Army, 82nd Airborne, at Fort Bragg, N.C. He retired as an electrician from Monsanto. He sold real estate with Century 21 after

retirement. A private ceremony was held at "the farm" in Pocahontas County to honor his wishes. The family will accept memorial online condolences at

WANDA "TINA" JONES Wanda "Tina" Jones, 56, born September 3, 1956, of Dunbar, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. She died at home with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Darrell and Lucinda Toney; and sisters, Georgia Gunnoe and Dorothy Perdue. She was the beloved wife of Lonnie Jones; loving mother of Angela Price and husband, Michael, of Poca, and Shannon Jones and wife, Amber, of South Charleston; and devoted, loving grandma to Tyler Price and Kaelyn Jones. Other survivors left to cherish her memory are her brothers, Richard (Lois) Toney of Winfield, Roger (Linda) Toney of Nitro and Billy Toney of Charleston; sisters, Betty Frederick of Charleston, Sandra (Bert) Fort of Charleston, JoAnn (Steve) McLaughlin of Charleston and Edra (Doug) Wilson of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Dr. Larry McCallister officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

LILLIAN VIRGINIA KERSEY Lillian Virginia Kersey, 95, of Tyler Mountain, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital. She was a native of Jackson County and was a homemaker and a member of Harper Memorial Church for over 55 years. Lillian loved to work in her garden and was a very caring person who always put others before herself. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and great-greatgrandmother. She was also very devoted to her church family who were such a large part of her life. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer U. Kersey; her granddaughter, Jean Ann Walker; her brothers, Harold D. Saunders, Carl Saunders and Leland Saunders; her sister, Genevieve Clark; half-brother, Delmas Saunders; and by her parents, Cecil and Beulah Saunders. She is survived by her loving family, sons, Jim Kersey of Ripley, Dennis Kersey and his wife, Michelle, of Given and Larry Kersey and his wife, Janet, of Cross Lanes; daughters, Janet McClure and husband, Jim, of Cross Lanes, Katherine Wilcox and husband, Gene, of Valparaiso, Ind., and Patsy Young of Dunbar; and half-brother, Jack Saunders of Teays Valley. Also surviving are 14

grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 19 great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17 at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Jim Russell officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Words cannot express the gratitude we wish to extend to our sister, Janet, for the wonderful care she provided for our Mom.

CAROLYN YVONNE CYRUS McCALLISTER Carolyn Yvonne Cyrus McCallister, 63, of Scott Depot, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at CAMC General Hospital following a short illness. Born December 27, 1949, in South Charleston, she was a daughter of the late Harold Lester and Ruby Inell Lavender Cyrus. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Bill Cyrus, Norma Burchett and Larry Cyrus; and her nephew, Mark Cyrus. Carolyn was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and her dogs, Lady and Babie. Her favorite hobbies included camping, the beach and yard sales. She was an employee of Elder Beerman of Teays Valley. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Tom McCallister; her children, Dee Rose (Scott) of Nitro and Tommy McCallister (Sherry) of Hurricane; her grandchildren, Scottie McCallister of Nitro and Tanner and Tory McCallister of Hurricane; and her aunt, Clara Johnson of Tornado. Also surviving are her special friend and sister-in-law, Sue Cyrus of St. Albans, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 14, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Fred McCallister and the Rev. H.B. White Jr. officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Online condolences may also be made by visiting Monetary contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Carolyn's honor.

BENJAMIN OSCAR "BEN" MCCOY Benjamin Oscar "Ben" McCoy, 55, of Grimms Landing, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley following a long illness. Born May 25, 1957, in Point Pleasant, he was the son of late John O. McCoy Jr. and Minnie C. Adkins Jeffers. Survivors include his daughters, Amber C. McCoy of Huntington and Amanda Douglas of Huntington; a brother, Rick McCoy of Leon; five grandchildren; as well as many other family members and friends. Funeral services were held

Friday, April 26, 2013 – Page 13 Monday, April 15, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Boyd Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Tucker Cemetery, Grimms Landing. Online condolences may be sent to the McCoy family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

JAMES BENTON ROBERTS James Benton Roberts of Winfield died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital from complications following surgery. James was the ninth child of the late Guy and Laura May Roberts of Nitro. He was a graduate of Nitro High School, class of '61, and of West Virginia State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in accounting. In 1968 James joined the United States Air Force, where he served as a Russian translator. Upon completing his finance degree he was employed as an accountant for Monsanto Corporation. He retired from Monsanto in 1993 after working in Nitro, Seattle, Wash., Boston, Mass., and St. Louis, Mo. He spent his retirement years dabbling in art and enjoying his family. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Mary Katherine Lytton Roberts ("Katie") of Winfield; daughters, Kristina Dawn Rhodes (Gregory) of Ozark, Mo., and Julie Katheleen Dockweiler (Jeffrey) of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Helen Null of Nitro and Jane Sigman of Crestview, Fla.; brother, Joseph William Roberts of Charleston; grandchildren, Declan, McKenna and Aiden Rhodes and Samantha, Brynn and Jeffrey Jr. Dockweiler; and his beloved dog, Chloe. Honoring Jim's wishes, he was cremated and a memorial service to celebrate his life was held Sunday, April 14, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Nitro. The family suggests donations are made to the West Virginia American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 21903, Lexington, KY 40522. You may express online condolences at

BARBARA ROBINSON Barbara Robinson, 81, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Born May 16, 1931, in Richwood, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mabel Dotson. She was also preceded in death by her son, Gregory Scott Robinson, and her sister, Sarah Morrison. Barbara was a member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church and was retired from Columbia Natural Resources, Charleston. A founding member of the Beechwood Garden Club, she was also a member of, and former judge

for, the West Virginia Garden Club. She also enjoyed painting, cooking and collecting cookbooks. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Donald D. Robinson; her son, Doug Robinson (Cindy) of Dunbar; sisters, Virginia "Ginny" Margolis (Bob) of Hurricane and Peggy Bullard (Dan) of Cincinnati, Ohio; her brother, Bill Dotson of Cincinnati, Ohio; her grandchildren, Megan Diehl (Chris) of Dunbar and Doug "Dougie" Robinson II (Rachel Holstein) of Huntington; as well as her twin great-granddaughters, Lena and Sophia Diehl of Dunbar. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Doug Jenkins officiating. Entombment was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staffs of the Transitional Care Unit and Physical Therapy at Valley Center. Also, thank you to Hubbard Hospice House for the kindness and care extended to Barbara. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

JEFFERY MARK ROMINE Jeffery Mark Romine, 41, of Elkview, passed away early Thursday morning, April 11, 2013, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer. He was employed at IPI Industries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul D. Sr. and Lethia Roth Romine. Survivors include his son, Mark A. Romine of Spencer; daughters, Jessica A. Romine of Winfield, Autumn M. and Sarah J. Romine, both of Marmet, Kaitlin D. Romine of Charleston and Kennedy F. Romine of Roane County; brothers, Paul Romine Jr. of Elkview and Timothy Romine of South Charleston; and sisters, Dreamalene White of North Carolina and Tammy Swiney, Lesa Looney and Tina Romine, all of Elkview. It was his wish to be cremated. Memorial services were held Saturday, April 13, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Stewart officiating. Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home assisted the Romine family.

DONALD N. SAMUELS Donald N. Samuels, 82, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born January 3, 1931, in Homestead, Pa. He was preceded in death by his sons, Charles and


Page 14 – Friday, April 26, 2013 Thomas Sepcic. Donald graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with two master's degrees in economics and business administration. He retired in 1991 from the West Virginia Division of Highways. He is survived by his wife, Irene Mae Jones Samuels; daughters, Paula Staley of Mount Sterling, Ky., Barbara Sepcic of Charleston, Heidi Samuels of Cumberland, Md., and Lisa Samuels of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepsons, Kevin Corman of St. Albans and Steven Corman of Caldwell, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 16, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating. Private burial was held at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

KATHRYN MAE SIMPSON Kathryn Mae Simpson, 92, of St. Albans, passed away April 10, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hos-

pital. She was born April 30, 1920, and was the eldest child and daughter of Oscar L. and Virginia Maude Kincaid Erskine, then of Fayette County. Kathryn is survived by her friend, sweetheart and husband of 72 years, George H. Simpson. Together they were 1939 graduates of South Charleston High School and 58-year members of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in St. Albans, where Kathryn was actively involved in many of the fellowship's ministries. She is also survived by her son, Richard Simpson and his wife, Sherri, of Teays Valley; her daughter, Georgianna Hall of Winfield; her brother and sister, Bernard Erskine of Charleston and Dixie Lee Blixt of California; her six grandchildren, Amber Peyton, Russell Simpson, Devlin Simpson, Pam Matson, Kathryn Burns and Zach Peyton; and her four great-grandchildren. Kathryn loved to cook, to entertain, to travel and camp and to shop. She was devoted to her family and will always be remembered as a loving and truly remarkable wife, mother and grandmother. A celebration of Kathryn's life

was held Saturday, April 13, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor David Stilgenbauer officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

JACK DEMPSEY WHITE Jack Dempsey White, 87, of Danville, journeyed home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 13, 2013. He left his earthly body quietly, surrounded by his family. Jack was born April 22, 1925, in Huntington, to the late Theora and John D. White. On February 16, 1948, he married Doris Ray Hall of Six Mile. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in February. She survives. Also surviving are his two sons, William (Sandra) of Minster, Ohio, and Bruce (Sheila) of Madison. He was blessed with three grandchildren, Tammy (Dan) Bock of Scott Depot, Scott White of Hurricane and Mary Beth (Scott) Deck of Madison, and six great-grandsons. His extended family consists of six step-grandchildren and 18 step-greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by

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his parents; his sister Mamie "Sally" Koehn; brothers, Theron and Seybert White; and a greatgrandson, Luke Bock. Jack was a lifelong member of Danville Church of Christ. Jack was the last of the 13 founding members of Danville Fire Department. He served with the unit department from 1945 to 1972. He was also a member of O'Dell No. 115 Lodge, a 32nd degree Scottish Mason and a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine. Services were held Wednesday, April 17, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Richard Runyon officiating. Burial was in Boone Memorial Park, Madison. You may express your condolences to the family at

ANNA KATHERINE YOUNG Mrs. Anna Katherine Young, 81, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Teays Valley Center after a long illness. She was born in 1932, the daughter of Homer and Hattie Raines of Poca. Her father retired from C&O Railroad. She grew up in Middle Port, Ohio, and Poca

and was a graduate of Poca High School. Anna was preceded in death by husbands, Norman Winters of Poca and Jim Young of Pliny. She is survived by children, Norma Earnest of Panama City, Fla., Brenda Winters of Poca, Anita Crites of Bancroft, Norman Winters Jr. of Bancroft and Sherry Winters of Poca; nine grandchildren, Jonathan Day, Tina Godish, Michael Crites, Chad Crites, Travis McKean, Christa Cogar, Rick Davis, Scotty Gross and Patty Gross; nine great-grandchildren; and eight half-brothers and -sisters. The family wants to thank Hospice of Dunbar for all of their care and support. A tribute to the life of Anna Katherine Young was held Thursday, April 18, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Chapel with Pastor John Taylor officiating. The family requests donations are made to Kanawha Hospice, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Young family. Online condolences may be sent to


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CHARLESTON – In March, nine West Virginia truck drivers were recognized by members of the state House of Delegates and Senate for driving excellence and delivering life’s essentials to state residents safely every day. Each of the drivers had earned first place in their category of competition during the 2012 West Virginia Truck Driving Championships. Jan Vineyard, President of the West Virginia Trucking Association, said, “It’s important for our policymakers to understand the trucking industry and our emphasis on driving safely. These drivers represent the best of the best in West Virginia and are among the safest and most technically proficient drivers in the country. We appreciate the Legislature’s recognition of their service and the importance of this industry to our state.” Those recognized included: John Hodges (Hurricane, WV) was awarded the 2012 Grand Champion Award. Hodges, a UPS Freight driver, also took 1st place in 3-Axle Semi-trailer. He has driven for nearly 34 years and has 3.4 million accident-free miles.

James Priddy (Charleston, WV) is a professional truck driver for FedEx Freight who earned first place in the straight truck category; Tim Hodges (Hurricane, WV) is a professional truck driver for UPS Freight. He took first place in the 4-Axle Tractor Semi-trailer category. He has driven for 23 years and over 800,000 miles. He won Rookie of the Year in 2009, as well as winning his class of competition that year and in 2010. He is the son of John Hodges (referenced above). Clarence Jenkins, Jr. (Poca, WV) is a professional truck driver for UPS Freight. He took first place in the 5-Axle Van category. He has driven for 42 years and has 4.2 million accident-free miles. He has won his class in the WV Truck Driving Championships 16 times and placed first at the Nationals in 1998. He has been our Grand Champion three times and was elected as an American Trucking Associations Road Team Captain for 2007 – 2008. John Gibson (Scott Depot, WV) is a professional truck driver for ABF Freight Systems. He took

first place in the 5-Axle Tank category. He has driven for 27 years and over 615,000 miles. He has won his class of competition four times. Kenneth Grimmett (Fayetteville, WV) is a professional truck driver for Con-way Freight. He took 1st place in 5-Axle Flatbed category. He has driven for 18 years and 2 million miles. He has won his class of competition five times and placed fifth in the Nationals in 2009 and 2010. Richard Spaur (Parkersburg, WV) is a professional truck driver for Con-way Freight. He took first place in Twins category in 2012. Steve Looney (St. Albans, WV) is a professional truck driver for Petroleum Transport Inc. He took first place in the Sleeper Berth category. He has driven for 18 years and 2.5 million miles. He also won his class of competition in 2009. Tim Bailey, Jr. (Salem, WV) is a professional truck driver for UPS. He took first place in the Step Van category. For additional information, contact Jan Vineyard at (304) 3452800 or visit the website at

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