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Hurricane radio station WIHY sold STAFF REPORT HURRICANE – Hurricane radio station WIHY 1110 AM has been sold and is now part of a growing state alliance of Catholic radio stations. St. Paul Radio Co., of Charleston, acquired the former commercial radio station, WIHY 1110 AM, from Big River Radio Inc., and switched it to a non-commercial Catholic religious and educational format. The station’s new call letters are WMUX. “Our acquisition of WMUX closed on the day after Palm Sunday and we began broadcasting quality Catholic programming on Tuesday,” said Ron Teufel, who serves on St. Paul Radio’s board of directors. “We are happy that Catholic radio now is available to all of Putnam County and adjoining counties.” WMUX 1110 AM is licensed to Hurricane and covers Putnam County and large portions of Cabell, Lincoln, Jackson, Mason and Kanawha Counties. WMUX 1110 AM is a sister SEE RADIO ON PAGE 3

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County to take part in gardening pilot project CHARLESTON – Putnam County will be among 12 counties participating in a new pilot project being launched by the West Virginia Department of Education designed to help young children cultivate a taste for fresh fruits and vegetables. Thirty-two child care sites in 12 counties that participate in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program are taking part in a container gardening pilot project. “Exposing young children to the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetables can help them develop lifelong healthy eating habits,” said state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple. “Good nutrition can fuel academic success throughout a student’s academic career.” Each participating center receives a two-year grant to grow a container garden in their child care centers. The gardens are to contain strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, bush beans, basil, cilantro and chives. The produce and herbs harvested from the gardens will be incorporated into the child cen-

Putnam County is one of 12 counties in West Virginia who will be participating in a new pilot project being launched by the West Virginia Department of Education desinged to help young children develop an interest in growing fresh fruits and vegetables. Participants in the program will grow container gardens, such as the ones shown here. Courtesy photo ters’ food programs and used for taste tests. The grants can be used to buy soil, five containers, child-sized tools, and travel for training.

Sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program provide meals at no extra charge to all enrolled participants at each participating facility, regardless

of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital status or family status.

New assisted living center opens to serve Putnam, Kanawha area CROSS LANES – Dream Home Assisted Living will host a grand opening celebration from 1 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at 5257 Big Tyler Road in Cross Lanes. The event will be open to the public. Refreshments will be served. “Dream Home Assisted Living provides service with compassion, dignity, love and respect to people who need assistance with daily living activities,” said Dr. Jonathan C. Eya, Director. “We

are honored to serve Kanawha and Putnam County residents by offering a safe place for them or their loved ones to live and receive care.” The newly built, 20-bed facility offers private and semi-private rooms. Each room is equipped with amenities for each resident. Professional staff is on duty at all times. The business employs three people full time: one clinical manager, who is a registered

nurse, and two nurse’s aides. A medical doctor is always on call. “People have worked hard throughout their lives and deserve the best possible care in a setting that feels like home,” said Blessing O. Eya, clinical manager. Dream Home Assisted Living also offers individualized personal care for bathing and grooming, eating and feeding, and incontinence and continence. The center provides three indi-

vidualized meals per day, plus snacks and beverages throughout the day. They also can take care of loved ones temporarily while their families vacation. Dream Home has security and surveillance, which includes cameras that monitor outside the facility. Rooms and bathrooms are equipped with an emergency call system. For more information, call Blessing Eya at (304) 444-5179.


Page 2 – April 2-6, 2012 Good Friday Concert in Scott Depot “Voices of Praise,” the worship choir of Teays Valley Church of God, along with various soloists, dancers, and dramatists will present “Day of Darkness,” a musical and artistic concert centered on the crucifixion of Christ on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at the Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot. The church’s Pastor, Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt said, “This concert won’t be an upbeat celebration. That will happen on Easter Sunday morning. Sober reflection on the slow death of Christ on the cross will be the focus of the evening. We find Easter becomes more joyous and spirited after we have contemplated the depths of Christ’s sacrifice.” The event is free. A nursery will be provided. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. in Scott Depot, just east of exit 40 on I-64. For more information call 304757-9222.

Gospel Concert Easter Sunday, April 8, 7 PM at Buffalo Church of God featuring Randy Parsons and Robert Fulton. Come and enjoy an evening of gospel music. Pastor Jake Eldgridge welcomes all to attend.

Easter Egg Hunt When: April 7 from 1-3 p.m. Where: Teays Valley Acres, sponsored by Teays Valley Church of God. Who: Age appropriate. More info? Call 304-757-9222.

Easter Sunrise Service The Teays Valley Ministerial Association will sponsor a community Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8 at Valley (Wave Pool) Park - 1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, WV.

Easter Egg Hunt! An Easter Egg Hunt will be held April 7th beginning at 2 p.m. sponsored by Scott Depot Christ Fellowship Church. The event will be held at the Valley Park, Shelters 1-4. Call Ann at 304-5498529 for more information.

Community Calendar Come one, Come All! Easter Egg Hunt! You’re invited to the Annual Eggstravagant Easter Egg Hunt! at the Hurricane Church of Christ on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 12:00 Noon. There will be Food, Games, Easter Egg Coloring, Egg Bag Toss, Face Painting, Easter Egg Hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Come Enjoy All the Fun!

Outdoor (2012 Spring) Volleyball League now Forming! A new Sand-court CO-ED adult volleyball league is forming in Scott Depot. All Skill Levels (15 years or older) are encouraged to play! Whether you are a weekend warrior, family reunion, picniconly type volleyball player or a seasoned veteran, we want you! We are seeking individuals and/or teams interested in family-friendly competition, exercise and fun! Play begins on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 and continues for 8 weeks, plus a 1 week tournament. Best of 3 Game Series will be played each Tuesday Evenings at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 & possibly 8:15 pm depending on the number of teams signing up. League will be refereed (call if interested in being hired). Our Concession stand, Childrens Play area and Restrooms will be open during the games. Site is alcohol/tobacco free and is Located at Teays Valley Acres - a community park on Teays Valley Road between Rocky Step and McCloud. Individual Player Cost is $30 for the season. Corporate Sponsored Teams may sign-up together or we can randomly assign individuals to 8 person teams (6 players maximum on court of which no more than 3 men at one time are permitted). To sign up, call Thom Pratt at: 304-757-6453 or email:

Notice Putnam Union PSD meetings for 2012 will be held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Route 34 Fire Department.

Winfield, West Virginia, USPS 451-160 The Putnam Standard (ISSN, 451160) is published weekly at P.O. Box 179, Winfield, WV 25213. Yearly subscription rates: In-County $22.00; In-State $38.00; Out-of-State $48.00. Bill Unger, Publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Main Post Office, Winfield, WV, and additional mailing offices under the act of March 3, 1979. Postmaster: Send Address changes to the Putnam Standard, P.O. Box 179, Winfield, WV 25213. We reserve the right to accept or reject and to edit all news and advertising copy.

ASEP Coaching Classes to be held in April ASEP coaching class will be held April 15-17 at South Charleston High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at

Putnam County Voter Registration Deadline Putnam County Voter Registration deadline is April 17th, 2012. For more information contact the Putnam County Clerk’s office at 304-586-0202.

4th Annual Putnam County Rotary hosting Annual Charity Raffle Putnam Rotary is offering tickets for its annual charity raffle. "We're not selling tickets," said Chet Marshall. "We're offering an opportunity to get something in return while supporting college scholarships and local community improvement projects." The club this year awarded two scholarships for Putnam high school students, an increase made possible by funding through the annual raffle. All income from ticket sales goes to charitable projects. The club will pay the cost of prizes. Three drawings for prizes were made. The first drawing for $500 was held on February 14th. The second drawing was held on March 13 and the final drawing will be made on April 10 for a grand prize of $1,000. All drawings are at noon at the First State Bank Community Room. Holders of the winning tickets do not need to be present to win.

Don’t Keep Your Heap! The economy is showing signs of recovery even with the rising cost of gas. Many people who held on to their car during the recession are now looking to replace it with a more fuel efficient one. If you are one of those people, you have to figure out what to do with your car. If your vehicle does not get good gas mileage, has a lot of miles, is more than 5 years old or is not in good condition, the dealership won’t offer you much for it as a trade in. They won’t want it because there is no demand for it. It will be difficult to sell it privately for the same reason. One alternative is to sell it for a couple of hundred dollars to a junk yard. A better alternative is to donate your car to charity. Cars4Charities will gladly take your old car, no matter what shape it is in. In return for your generosity, you will get a tax deduction of $500 or more. They have hundreds of charities that can be helped by your car donation. For details, please go to or call 866.448.3487.

Living With Osteoarthritis? Today, more than 10 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, making it the most common form of arthritis in the U.S. What are frequent causes of this type of arthritis, and what can you do to protect your knees, reduce the symptoms, and support your doctor’s treatment? With advice from some of the world’s leading knee specialists, the American Arthritis Society has compiled in its publication ARTHRITIS INFO useful and practical tips for self-care. Each tip is interesting and easy to follow. For a free sample issue of ARTHRITIS INFO, write to: American Arthritis Society, P.O. Box 271010, Minneapolis, MN 55427 (please include a loose 45 cent stamp for return postage. Thank you.)

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

T.O.P.S. No. 150 Weekly meetings of TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly," are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2440 US Route 60, Hurricane. For more info, call Sharon, 304-523-4618.

Rentals – The Commons & The Valley Park Community Center The Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is taking reservations for rental of the COMMONS (formerly the Museum in the Community) and the Valley Park Community Center, located at Valley Park, Hurricane. The centers are available Sunday through Saturday. The centers offer an excellent opportunity for individuals or organizations to provide their function in a first class, tastefully decorated and smoke free environment. The centers are available for receptions, birthday parties, showers, club dinners, luncheons, meetings, workshops, office parties, trade shows, reunions, and dances. For additional information or to make reservations call 5620518 ext. 10.

The Putnam Standard Community Outreach Gospel Series at Pumpkin Park Music Hall As We R Southern Gospel Ministries presents Community Outreach Gospel Series with special guest Squire Parsons on Saturday, April 28th at Pumpkin Park Music Hall, Milton, WV. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with singing beginning at 6:00 p.m. As We R will also be singing. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door – special Church group rates available. (Children 15 and under, free). Tickets are available at Guiding Light Bookstore or by phone at 304-549-0900 or 304-302-6441 or visit A portion of proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Concessions will be available.

University of Charleston announces upcoming Speaker The University of Charleston Speaker Series announces the following event: Energy: Who’s Got the Power?? April 12 – “Global Power Plays” – with Barry Worthington, Executive Director, U.S. Energy Association Event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Geary Auditorium, Riggleman Hall, and is free and open to the public. No tickets needed. Details, photos, and speaker bios are available on our website, For more information, please contact: University of Charleston Office of Communications, (304) 3 5 7 - 4 7 1 6 ;

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 21/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition. Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.

Instructors Needed Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is looking for instructors to teach classes. If anyone has a trade and would like to teach a class please contact the park office at (304)562-0518 ext. 10.

Shelter Rental Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is accepting shelter reservations for Valley Park and County Park – Eleanor. Call 562-0518 ext. 10.

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Five to be inducted into Marshall’s Business Hall of Fame HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Five successful business leaders, including a former interim Marshall University president, an outgoing dean and three CEOs, will be inducted into MU’s Business Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 17. The induction reception and ceremony will take place at the Marshall University Foundation Hall, home of the Erickson Alumni Center, on the Huntington campus. The celebration will begin with a reception at 6:15 p.m. and an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. This year’s inductees are Michael J. Farrell, managing member with Farrell, White & Legg PLCC and a former interim president of Marshall; Lynne M. Fruth, president and chairman of the board of Fruth Pharmacy; Dr. Chong W. Kim, dean of Marshall’s College of Business and owner of Master Kim’s Tae Kwon Do School; Clarence E. Martin, chief executive officer and chief financial officer of State Electric Supply Company; and Joseph L. Williams Jr., chairman and CEO of BASIC Supply Company Inc., director of First Sentry Bank and director of Energy Services of America. The Hall of Fame honors those in the business community who

RADIO FROM PAGE 1 station of WLUX 1450 AM, Dunbar, which has been on the air for a year. With the addition of WMUX 1110 AM, St. Paul Radio has more than doubled the listening area for Catholic radio in southern and western parts of the state, according to information provided by the company. Earlier this year, St. Paul Radio Co., Light of Life Community, Inc. and Summersville-based, Evangelist Communications Inc., owner of WSJE 91.3 FM, Summersville, formed the West Virginia Catholic Radio Network for mutual efforts in operations, marketing and fund-raising. To serve West Virginia, they

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have outstanding records of long-standing achievement in their career fields. It is the most distinguished honor granted by the College of Business. Following this year’s ceremony, the Hall of Fame will have 85 members, dating back to the first inductions in 1994. Here is a brief look at each of the new inductees: Michael J. Farrell graduated from the Marshall University College of Business in 1969. He has had a distinguished career as a lawyer, higher education leader and businessman. As a student at Marshall, he played the university mascot “Marco” and served as student body president. Farrell has served as managing member of the firm now known as Farrell, White & Legg PLLC during its 17-year existence. He currently is serving his second term with Marshall’s Board of

Governors. In 2005, he served as interim president of Marshall University. Lynne Morrow Fruth graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a degree in education and plans for a career in public education and coaching. During the 1980s she found her niche in education – working with the most difficult and challenging children. Fruth completed her master’s degree in education in 1995 at Marshall. She was elected chairman of the board of the company business, Fruth Pharmacy, in May 2009, and began full-time employment at Fruth that summer. The company maintains a workforce of about 650 employees. Chong W. Kim, Ph.D., who was born in northern China but grew up in Seoul, came to Marshall in 1977. He served as head of the

Management, Marketing and MIS divisions for 24 years, and currently is dean of the College of Business. He will retire this summer. A Taekwondo 9th degree black belt, Kim opened Master Kim’s Tae Kwon Do School in Huntington in 1984. He taught Taekwondo in the Adjutant General Korean Army School before he came to the U.S. in 1968. Currently, he is serving as the national vice president for the U.S. Taekwondo Grandmasters Society and chairman of the selection committee of the society’s Hall of Fame. Clarence E. Martin, a 1967 Marshall graduate, was hired as controller at State Electric in 1972, became chief financial officer in 1977 and was named chief executive officer in 1994. When he began working at State Electric, there were two branches of

have sought and received the consent of Michael J. Bransfield, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of WheelingCharleston. Yet, the stations do not receive operating support from the Diocese, relying entirely on charitable donations from Catholics and non-Catholics who are tuning in. “As Catholics, we are called to share our faith in Jesus Christ with others. Catholic radio is a powerful means of doing that,”

said Bob Carubia, president of Light of Life Community. “Forming the West Virginia Catholic Radio Network, we hope, will help each of the stations fulfill our common mission more effectively We are all volunteers and with the Network we will develop ways to improve service to each of our communities of service.” Six stations in the Network, including WSJE, now are on the air. Two more stations, serving the

Parkersburg and Beckley areas, are under development. Donations to any station in the West Virginia Catholic Radio Network can be made by mailing a check payable to the name of the station and mailing it in care of West Virginia Catholic Radio

the company—Huntington and Dunbar—with a total of 41 employees. Today, the business has grown to 42 branches in six states, with more than 700 employees. Martin is also executive vice president of Service Wire Company, a worldwide manufacturer of wire and cable, and executive vice president of Arthur’s Enterprises, which was formed in 1986 to provide organizational structure for the continued growth of State Electric and Service Wire. The combined entities employ more than 850 people in eight states. Joseph L. Williams Jr., a former member of Marshall’s Board of Governors, received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Marshall University in 1978. He serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Basic Supply Company Inc., which he founded in 1977, and is on the board of directors of Energy Services of America Corp. Williams was one of the organizers and is a director of First Sentry Bank in Huntington. He was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Bank & Trust Co. in Richmond, Va., from 2007 until it merged with Premier Financial Bancorp Inc. in 2009.

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Rotary Club learns about state culture and history office TEAYS VALLEY -- "Growing up in West Virginia, all I wanted to do was get out," Randall ReidSmith told the Putnam Rotary Club at the group’s April 3 meeting. "And once I got away, all I wanted to do was get back." Over a decade ago, after singing opera in Europe and teaching at the University of Michigan, the Barboursville native got back to his West Virginia home. And in late 2005 he was appointed Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History. The job covers a broad range of responsibilities, and Reid-Smith has insisted on improvements and new directions despite the protests and controversies that changes often generate. The Culture Center on the capitol campus was opened in 1976. "Gov. Moore wanted this to be the ultimate welcome center to the state of West Virginia," said Reid-Smith," the front door to the capitol complex. That was 36 yers ago. "A year later, the Division of Culture & History became the first comprehensive agency of its kind in the country. [Gov.] Jay Rockefeller took four old departments -- archives, arts, historic preservation and the museums - and combined them under one person. "I inherited the state museum

West Virginia Division of Culture & History Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith speaks to the Putnam Rotary Club on Tuesday. project. [Gov.] Joe [Manchin] said, 'Get 'er done!' "I was an opera singer. I didn't know anything about building anything. "But in two weeks I hired somebody that had experience. "We came in $3.4 million under budget. What state agency does that?" Part of the new museum is an educational component which will be finished this fall, said Reid-Smith. To celebrate the West Virginia sesquicentennial, the commis-

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sioner wanted to start a "History Bowl." A month before competition got underway in 2010, there were only 10 teams signed up. "But in West Virginia, everybody knows everybody," said Reid-Smth. He called around, and by tournament time the number had grown to 18 teams. This year the "History Bowl" has 113 four-student teams from 41 counties. Later this month, 16 finalist teams will compete for $15,000 in scholarships.

The teams are made up of eighth-graders, and a middle school basketball complained to him: "You've got to move this. It interferes with our basketball tournament." The commissioner replied, "When is the last time you gave $15,000 to a basketball player to go to school?" In the beginning, the hits on the division's "Quick Quizzes" averaged 300,000 per month. "Now we're up to over two million a month. "Last year was the highest overall scores they have had for the Golden Horseshoe -- ever!" Commissioner Reid-Smith praised the generosity of support by individuals and charities for cultural projects. "We're giving away $30,000 worth of free music instruments." he said. "VH1 came here two and a half years ago. In two years we have 1,660 kids playing free music instruments. "They were not going to come here: They needed a $15,000 match. In 20 minutes, the division had raised $125,000. What parent, what grandparent, does not support what their child does in the state? "They came here; they had never done a statewide initiative." Reid-Smith also encourages West Virginia students to compete for a $25,000 scholarship in

the national "Poetry Out Loud" competition. "Out of the six years we have been doing it," he says, "West Virginia has been in the top 10 three times." The National Symphony Orchestra also came to West Virthrough the ginia encouragement of the Commissioner of Culture & History. "They gave 73 performances, eight of which were full concerts," he said, from Wheeling down to Princeton. "Over $111,000 were raised, so the communities did not have to spend one penny, and 11,000 people saw what these people did." What else does the state Division of Culture & History do? "We take care of five historic properties," said Reid-Smith, "-- Independence Hall in Wheeling (where our statehood took place), the [Grave Creek] Mound in Moundsville (which is the tallest mound of its kind in the country), in Fayette County Camp Washington Carver (the first Afro-American 4-H camp in the world), the Jenkins Plantation over at the Cabell County/Mason County line, and in Logan the 'Museum in the Park.'" And there you have it -archives, arts, historic preservation and the museums. "It's all about three things," he said, "time, talent and treasure."

Chamber golf tournament set for June 25 WINFIELD -- Make plans now to participate in the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament being held on Monday, June 25 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club. The Chamber is accepting teams, hole sponsorships and prize donations at this time.

Team entries are $650 for members, $725 for non-members and $180 for a single player. Confirmation numbers are assigned for all registering teams and will be required the day of the tournament. Hole sponsors are $175 for members ($200 for non-mem-

bers), an excellent marketing tool for any business to consider. Businesses that sponsor golf holes or donate door prizes will be listed in the official tournament program. For more information, please email or call 304-757-6510.

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Attorney General’s office to offer workshop for homeowners in Winfield April 10 SUBMITTED ARTICLE WINFIELD -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced Tuesday that a workshop will be held in Winfield on Tuesday, April 10, to help homeowners obtain relief under the recent mortgageforeclosure settlement with five national banks. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Putnam County courthouse. The workshop is part of a recenntly launched intiative launched by the Attorney General’s office called Project: Save Our Homes. In addition to the workshop in Putnam County, workshops will also be held in Kanawha and Fayette Counties in the coming weeks. Those workshops are set for: • April 12, Montgomery, Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development, 326 3rd

Ave. (near WVU Tech) • April 17 -- Charleston, University of Charleston, Riggleman Hall, 2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE. • April 19 -- St. Albans, Hansford Senior Center, 500 Washington St. At the Save Our Homes workshops,representatives of the Attorney General s Office will offer information and assistance on applying for loan modifications, refinancing for underwater loans, halting the foreclosure process, safeguards for service members, new loan servicing standards, and other mortgage relief. All homeowners interested in the relief provided by the settlement as well as options available outside the settlement are encouraged to attend one of the workshops. Additional Save Our Homes events are planned for May and

June in Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Weirton, Gilbert, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Clarksburg, Morgantown, Lewisburg, Elkins, Beckley, and South Charleston. Attorney General McGraw s Save Our Homes initiative was established to help guide consumers through homeowner assistance options, including those provided by the recent mortgage-foreclosure settlement with JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Bank of America, and GMAC/Ally Financial. “With Project: Save Our Homes, the Attorney General’s Office will do everything we can

to lend a helping hand to West Virginia s homeowners so that they can stay in their homes,” McGraw said. In addition to offering direct assistance to West Virginia homeowners in obtaining relief from the settlement, the program can offer a second chance to those who may have been turned by their bank previously or were simply overwhelmed by

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USDA offers loan program in Putnam SUBMITTED ARTICLE CROSS LANES -Kanawha/Putnam County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Manager Charles Lipscomb is reminding producers that his agency offers specially-targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) applicants. "FSA targets a portion of its loan funds each year to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers," said Lipscomb. "Farming and ranching is a capital intensive business and FSA is committed to helping producers start and maintain their agricultural operations." In fiscal year 2011, West Virginia FSA obligated $1,354,450 million in direct and guaranteed loans to socially disadvantaged producers. USDA defines socially disadvantaged applicants as a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of the group

without regard to their individual qualities. For farm loan program purposes, SDA groups are women, African Americans, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Hispanics and Asians and Pacific Islanders. SDA producers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank can apply for either FSA direct loans or guaranteed loans. Direct loans are made to applicants by FSA. Guaranteed loans are made by lending institutions who arrange for FSA to guarantee the loan. FSA can guarantee up to 95 percent of the loss of principal and interest on a loan. The FSA guarantee allows lenders to make agricultural credit available to producers who do not meet the lender's normal underwriting criteria. The direct and guaranteed loan program offers two types of loans: farm ownership loans and farm operating loans. Farm ownership loan funds may be used to purchase or en-

large a farm or ranch, purchase easements or rights of way needed in the farm's operation, build or improve buildings such as a dwelling or barn, promote soil and water conservation and development and pay closing costs. Farm operating loan funds may be used to purchase livestock, poultry, farm equipment, fertilizer, and other materials necessary to operate a successful farm. Operating Loan funds can also be used for family living expenses, refinancing debts under certain conditions, paying salaries for hired farm laborers, installing or improving water systems for home, livestock, or irrigation use and other similar improvements. Repayment terms for direct operating loans depend on the collateral securing the loan and usually run from one to seven years. For more information on FSA’s farm loan programs, please contact the farm loan Service Center in Point Pleasant at 304-675-2020.

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Free lecture to discuss genealogical research SUBMITTED ARTICLE CHARLESTON – Dr. Charles will present Ledbetter “Lessons Learned by a Lay Person about the Joys and Frusof trations Genealogical/Historical Research” on Thursday, April 12, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The 6 p.m. program is free and open to the public. Ledbetter will relate some of the pitfalls he has found in researching the history of individuals and organizations and will share the lessons he has learned from that research. He will discuss online genealogy programs; working with librarians and archivists; using census data and official documents; conducting interviews; translating the language of the past; and interpreting

myths and stereotypes. He also will reveal specific examples of lessons learned in his research of African Americans and Native Americans. Ledbetter is the author of three books and a number of articles including his awardwinning two volume Alliance Against the Odds: The Manual Training High School Story; From Segregation to Desegregation: A Major Flaw in Implementing The Brown Decision; and Tuskegee Airmen and the West Virginia State College Aviation Program Connection. For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the program, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail at or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163.

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Yogurt Cup, Milk

APRIL 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 – SPRING BREAK WEEK!

Tuesday, April 17: Potato Rounds/Toast LUNCH: SALISBURY STEAK w/GRAVY, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans/Applesauce. Wheat Breadstick. Milk

Thursday, April 19: Egg & Cheese on English Muffin LUNCH: SPAGHETTI w/MEATSAUCE, Tossed Salad, Corn on the Cob, Mixed Fruit Cup, Wheat Roll, Milk

Monday, April 16: Oatmeal Muffin Square LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN NUGGETS, Macaroni & Cheese, Pineapple Chunks, Cheese-Gar-

Wednesday, April 18: French Toast Sticks LUNCH: GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH, VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP w/Crackers, Sliced Pears,

Friday, April 20: Pizza Bagel LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN ON A BUN, Romaine Lettuce/Tomato, French Fries, Marinated Bean Salad. Watermelon Wedge, Milk


NOTICE HURRICANE WATER CUSTOMERS FLUSHING LINES The City of Hurricane Water Department will be flushing the Water System from

During the time that the Department is flushing lines you may experience some turbidity or cloudiness for a short period during and immediately after the line flushing.

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Jim Pack's Wildlife Legacy

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the late Wayne Bailey, a West Virginia native who had a major impact on the resurgence of the wild turkey in the Eastern United States. The man who picked up and carried Bailey's torch, Jim Pack,

has his own legacy – a data revolution. He's the godfather of modern wildlife data collection. The only thing that Pack considered more valuable than raw data was more raw data. The trends he began in 1970 have made West Virginia a leader in wildlife sciences. West Virginia has a unique wealth of historical wildlife information – thanks to Pack – and that is a gift that keeps on giving. The seeds of that data revolution were sown in 1966, when Pack was a young biologist. He had been sent to southern West Virginia to study squirrel migration. While staying at a hotel, he heard a DNR hunting forecast broadcast over the media that called for an excellent year of hunting. “We had a freeze,” Pack recalled, “that went from Maine to Georgia right when everything was flowering and it just knocked out mast conditions. I thought

'anybody who knows mast would never make a prediction like that.’ In 1970, I got a chance to do something about it.” Pack created the first-ever real mast survey in West Virginia in 1970. Since then, biologists from around the state have gathered information about mast production to help hunters plan their trips. Every outdoor writer in the state for the last 40 years has used those mast surveys to for annual hunting forecasts. Pack's true stroke of genius came in 1980 with his idea of mobilizing a volunteer army of shade-tree biologists to collect needed information about wild turkey populations in Spring Gobbler Survey. Pack had known for years that more data was needed to help the state manage the wild turkey population and set hunting seasons. Then, it dawned on him – there were thousands of amateur biologists in the field already studying

turkey every year. It would take an army of biologists to equal the data collected by hunters willing to write down their observations for the Spring Gobbler Survey. “When you start talking about using 500 hunters a total of 10,000 hours or more in each of these surveys,” Pack said. “That information is so much more valuable. Even 20 or 30 biologists can't beat that.” To increase participation, Pack made it fun. After that 1980 season, Pack and his staff compiled all the scientific data from the hunters, made sense of it and shared that in the Spring Gobbler Survey publication. In addition to all the necessary pie graphs and other scientific data to show the general state of turkey hunting in general, Pack included all the humorous stories hunters submitted. Biologists, however, needed more data on animals beside turkey. In the early 1990s, Pack

realized that a great deal of information could be gleaned from bowhunters, most of whom spend more time in the woods than anyone during their threemonth season. They are also the most easily distracted. As the hours pass, any animal that wonders by is welcome entertainPack created the ment. bowhunter survey and as a result, the state has a wealth of information on deer, squirrels, rabbits, foxes and other animals over the past two decades of collecting. The bowhunter survey came at an interesting time, just when coyote populations were taking root in West Virginia. Those surveys are the primary and definitive source of information about the coyote's expansion in West Virginia. Contact David Payne Sr. at

Cabell Midland comes in second place at State Archery Tournament By David Payne Sr.

Cabell Midland High School made a strong showing at the seventh-annual West Virginia Archery in the Schools tournament, finishing second overall. The event was held March 24 at the Charleston Civic Center. This year's tournament was the state's largest ever indoor archery tournament with more than 650 students from 50 schools competing, said Krista Snodgrass, state Archery in the Schools program coordinator. Cabell-Midland finished second, behind only Ripley High School. Buffalo Elementary fin-

ished sixth in the elementaryschool division. The tournament has grown from a small event held in the Capital High School gymnasium less than a decade ago and this year had to be moved to the Civic center to accommodate its great size – organizers say more than 30,000 arrows were shot during the one-day tournament. Competition was close. In the boy's high school division, for instance, only three points separated first from seventh place. Three Cabell-Midland students shot a score of 285. Here is a breakdown of local archers who placed: In the elementary school boys' competition:

• Third place, Dalton Bailey, Buffalo Elementary, score 270. Fourth place, Hunter Whittington, George Washington Middle School, 268. Sixth place, Jacob Harmon, Buffalo Elementary, 265 Girls’ high school: • Second place, Alexis Parsons Cabell Midland High, 281. Fifth place, Jessica Nicely Cabell Midland High, 279. Boys’ high school: • Third place: Justin Jenkins Cabell Midland High, 286. Sixth place: Tony Pinkerton Cabell Midland High, 285 (although he has the same score as seventh place, the number of 10-

point shots was used as a tiebreaker). Seventh place: Cody Braley and Griffen McNeely (tie) Cabell Midland High, 285. Team competition: • Elementary school, sixth place, Buffalo Elementary. High School, second place, Cabell Midland High. Kentucky was the first state to offer the program – West Virginia was third and modeled its program on Kentucky's. The program allows schools to include archery in their physical-education programs as well as extracurricular archery clubs. West Virginia's program started in 2004 with a pilot of less than 20 schools, but has expanded to 268

schools. Officials estimate that more than 72,000 students have participated since the program's inception. Before schools can participate in the program, instructors are trained in archery skills and safety. The program has been so popular, the DNR has trouble keeping up with demand for training and holds a class every couple of months. For more information about the program or to schedule training, contact Krista Snodgrass at (304) 558-2771 or via e-mail at Contact David Payne Sr. at

Fishing Report for local lakes Lower Ohio and Kanawha rivers: Fishing for sauger, walleye, white bass and hybrid striped bass in the tailwaters areas should be picking up with warming water. Concentrate fishing effort in the slack water of the lock side of the tailwater can be effective during high flows. Guyandotte, Coal, Poca, Elk, and Mud rivers are all expected to be muddy this week.

Beech Fork Lake: The reservoir water level is at winter pool. Anglers should call the Beech Fork Corps of Engineers office at 304525-4831 for more information. Now is the time to catch big bass as the water continues to warm up. Bass will be holding near logs or rock shelter. Channel catfish can be caught throughout the lake on chicken livers and cutbait. Crappie fishing will also be

picking up. East Lynn Lake: The reservoir water level is at winter pool. For more information call the Corps of Engineers recorded message at (304) 849-9861. Bass will be holding near logs, stumps and fish attracting brush piles. Musky will be found near bush piles and fallen trees. Channel catfish and flatheads are abundant in the lake and can be caught with a va-

riety of baits. Crappie fishing should be picking up, try around standing timber or trees that have fallen into the water. A few walleye have been caught in the lake and tailwater within the last two weeks R.D. Bailey: Fishing on the lake is OK. Some of the largest spotted bass in WV are found in R. D. Bailey Lake. Spotted bass can be found

along drop-offs and points extending into the lake at this time of the year. Good baits are plastic jigs, live shad, or crayfish. Hybrid striped bass are also available for the hearty angler at R.D. Bailey right now. Best baits are lures such as rattletraps, spoons, or white/chartreuse jigs. For more information call the Corps of Engineers recorded message at (304)664-9587.


Page 8 – April 2-6, 2012 Across 1. Old gold coin 6. Gray wolf 10. Increase, with “up” 14. Biscotti flavoring 15. Missing from the Marines, say (acronym) 16. “Major” animal 17. Dextrality 20. In-flight info, for short (acronym) 21. Minor player 22. Union soldiers 23. Fix, as a pump 26. Dumfries denial 27. Japanese immigrant 29. Cross 31. “The Turtle” poet 35. Pyrena 37. Amazes 39. Formerly known as 40. Dictionary features 43. Propel, in a way 44. South American monkey 45. Naps 46. Clarified butter 48. Bad marks 50. Horizontal band across a shield 51. Backstabber 53. Stroller (2 wds) 55. Ben-Hur’s wheels 59. Blue 60. Density symbol 63. Revised chords

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66. “Not on ___!” (“No way!”) (2 wds) 67. “I had no ___!” 68. “The Canterbury Tales” pilgrim 69. Chancel 70. Masked critter 71. Facilitates

Down 1. Bell the cat 2. Condo, e.g. 3. Where coronas are bought (2 wds) 4. ___ Wednesday 5. Most easily irritated 6. Encampment encircled by wagons 7. Control 8. Soul mate 9. Poisonous Eurasian evergreen shrubs 10. Submerged 11. Certain surgeon’s “patient” 12. “___ quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto) 13. Hail Mary, e.g. 18. Clod chopper 19. Genetic information (acronym) 24. Congers 25. Idling 27. Concealed identity, shortened


28. Twill-weave silk fabric 30. “I ___ you one” 32. Lineages 33. Oozes 34. “Siddhartha” author 36. Three per molecule 38. Conscious of own thoughts and actions (2

Age Air Apt Are Ate Ban Bee Bells Bow Box Cot Cry Dense Department Die East Egg Eighth Elf Eye Fails Fat Fear Fit Flown For Gin God Grab Hind How Ill

wds) 41. “Yadda, yadda, yadda” (abbrev.) 42. At no time, poetically 47. Slips 49. Carried by the wind 52. Balloon filler 54. Child of your unc

Iron Jar Jug Lays Leak Lock Lone Maple Meal Mined Moan Mom Mum Nest Nib Ninth Nor Nut Oar Oath Obtained Oil Once Ore Pat Pig Pit Playing Poked Pop Put Rag

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55. Complain 56. Daughter of Zeus 57. “Beg pardon ...” 58. ___ list (2 wds) 61. Lifted, nautical 62. Aces, sometimes 64. “The Matrix” hero 65. Oolong, for one



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BETHLINE BARNETT Bethline Barnett, 67, of Buffalo passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at her home following a long illness. Born September 26, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Homer Criner and Lesta Landers Criner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Criner. Survivors include her husband, Belvin Barnett; children, Steven, Sherri, Karen and Timothy; seven sisters; six brothers; six grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. The family would like to extend special thanks to all the nurses and caregivers of Hospicecare, as well as Dr. Shah, Dr. Jogenpolly and staff and the women of the Buffalo Church of God for their love and kindness. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo with Pastor Wayne Burch officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. Online condolences may be sent to the Barnett family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

PATRICIA HOLT BENNETT Patricia Holt Bennett, 76, of Hurricane passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, after a short illness. She was born November 10, 1935, the only child of the late Robert E. and Kathleen E. Holt and was a 1953 graduate of Charleston High School. She attended Alderson Broaddus College and Morris Harvey College. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jan Bennett of Hurricane.

She is survived by her son, Michael Bennett of Hurricane. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother. She retired from Appalachian Power. No services were held per her request. Allen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent at

CARL F. BOGGESS Carl F. Boggess, 89, of Scott Depot passed away March 24, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Huntington. Carl was born March 3, 1923, in Nitro, and was a son of the late Ivan G. and Avalee Smith Boggess. Carl served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy Seabees. He worked as a chemical operator for Avteck/American Viscose in Nitro. Carl enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of the NRA. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Mae Loring Boggess; his son, Kenneth D. Boggess; his brother, Earl Boggess; and his sister, Celesta Zukowski. He is survived by his son, Keith L. Boggess and his wife, Linda, of Fraziers Bottom; his daughter, Donna S. Sanderson and her husband, Carl, of Lisbon, N.Y.; his sister, Janet Duffield and her husband, John, of Buffalo; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Marcella Boggess. Services were held Wednesday, March 28, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, assisted the Boggess family. To share a memory of Carl, or to express condolences, please visit

DAISY H. BRISCOE Daisy H. Briscoe, 91, of Charleston, formerly of St. Albans and Scott Depot, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born August 28, 1920, in Winifrede, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Kathleen Cobb Hudnall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Briscoe; and brother, Carl Hudnall. She was a homemaker, and a former employee of Union Carbide Corporation. She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, and a graduate of Charleston High School, class of 1938, as well as a graduate of the Charleston School of Commerce. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Gregory C. and Evelyn Briscoe of Charleston; and daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia A. and

Samuel Golston of Lewisburg. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Joshua Briscoe and his wife, Amanda, Melissa Briscoe, Jeremy Golston and Kathleen Wickline and her husband, Larry; one great-grandson, Trey Wickline; and sister-in-law, Alice Hudnall of Charlotte, N.C. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family suggests donations are made to West Virginia Veterans Coalition, 106 McKinley St., Crab Orchard, WV 25827. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

DIANA LYNN CHILDRESS Ms. Diana Lynn Childress, loving daughter, sister and friend, 48, of Cross Lanes passed away March 24, 2012, at home. Diana was a former employee of Rite Aid Warehouse, and a 1982 graduate of Winfield High School. She is survived by her mother, Mary Kersey and husband, Don; father, Robert David Childress; brother, Robert Allen Childress and wife, Margie; sisters, Sharon Lou Smith, Susie Casto and husband, Terry, and Brenda Kay Francis and husband, Donnie; nephews, Barry Smith, Jeremy Smith, Jesse Reed and Robert Childress Jr.; niece, Kim Childress; and her cats, Midnight and Mittens. A tribute to the life of Diana was held Wednesday, March 28, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Childress officiating. Burial followed in Childress Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Childress family.

JAMES WILLIAM CUMMINGS James William Cummings, 65, of Midkiff went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, after a long illness. Jim was the husband of Karen Cummings. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, friend and colleague. Jim and Karen were blessed with 44 years of a loving marriage. His faith in God sustained him and provided peace beyond understanding through a long journey with cancer. He was the general manager at SuperValu, where he worked for 34 years. He was a member of and served many roles at Mount Moriah United Baptist Church for 32 years. Jim was on the board of directors of the Huntington Area Food Bank, and the board of di-

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rectors for the West Virginia Trucker's Association (WVTA). He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James F. Cummings and Avanelle Cummings; brother, Robert; and father- and mother-in-law, George and Dorothy Mae Staten. He is survived by his children, two daughters, Gina Pertee (Greg) and Angie Urling (Doug) of Midkiff. He is also survived by four grandsons, Tyler and Hunter Pertee and George and Will Urling; by his sisters, Patricia Pullen of Barboursville, Kathryn Adkins of Midkiff, Pam Shumate (Greg) of Ranger and Cleta Harless (Todd) of St. Albans; by his brothers- and sisters-in-law, Georgy Staten, Gary Staten and Gail Hendrick (Steve), all of Huntington; 10 nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one uncle, Billy Jack Cummings of Chardon, Ohio; and two aunts, Joyce Cummings Miller of Mallory and Emma Browning Mitchell of Verner. The family wishes to thank Dr. Charles Turner of HIMG, Dr. Arvinder Bir of HIMG, HIMG Oncology and Hospice of Huntington for their loving care of Jim. We appreciate you very much. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin. Burial followed in Baylous Cemetery, Salt Rock. Donations may be made in honor of Jim Cummings to either Mount Moriah United Baptist Church, c/o Debbie Pennington, 28 Lexington Ave., Branchland, WV 25506; or Huntington Area Food Bank, 1327 7th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701, attention: Leigh Ann Zappin, Jim leaves behind a legacy of leadership, community involvement, strong family and lasting faith in God. He is rejoicing in Heaven with his loved ones and his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 4:7-8: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

JACK R. DAWSON Jack R. Dawson, 81, of Hurricane, formerly of St. Albans, went

home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 23, 2012, at his residence with his family at his side. Jack was a 1948 graduate of St. Albans High School. He served in the Marine Reserves and retired from Union Carbide after 35 years and another nine years as a consultant. He was a devoted Christian and a member of Cross Pointe Worship Center. He loved the Lord, his family and will be missed by all. Jack was born May 24, 1930, at Charleston to the late Riley and Opha Holt Dawson. He was also preceded in death by his son, Richard Michael Dawson. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rosemary Dawson; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Lugene Dawson of Vandalia, Ohio; daughter, Christine Young of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and David Cline of Ocoee, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brian Young, Tiffani and her husband, Taylor Gardner, Julie Cline, Jennifer Dawson and Brittany Dawson; brother, George Dawson of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Katy Smith of Red House; brothers-inlaw, Keith (Sue) Young, Jerry (Donna Jean) Young and Phil (Jettie) Young; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Cross Point Worship Center, Scott Depot, with Pastor Dan Berger officiating. Entombment followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. The family suggests donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, W.Va., 25312. Online condolences may be made at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

OLA MAY CRAWFORD DAOUST Ola May Crawford Daoust, 91, of St. Albans passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at home. Born May 29, 1920, she was the daughter of Jonas McNealy and Gertrude Lee Black McNealy Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Crawford; her second husband, Delmer Daoust; her eldest son, Marvin Edward Crawford; her granddaughter, Amy Murphy; four sisters; and one

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Page 10 – April 2-6, 2012 brother. Ola May lived her entire life in the Kanawha Valley. She was a hard worker and it showed in her last few years, with arthritis ravaging her body. She was very independent living by herself until she turned 91. She loved to cut up. Even the day before she passed, she was kidding and joking with Brady and Sue while they visited with her. She loved her kids, there was no doubt; it showed in everything that she did. She was sharp, and always had a comeback for anything that was said when she felt someone was trying to get one over on her. The hole that has been left in this family is great, as she was what held us all together. She leaves behind her daughters, Sue and Harry (Butch) Ring of St. Albans, Judy and Ben Steele of Dayton, Ohio, and Linda Shaffer and Roy Bolden of St. Albans; her sons, Brady and JoeAnn Crawford of Tornado and Wayne and Ila Crawford of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thanks goes to Audrey "Sis" Amos for the love and care she provided mom. A special thanks goes to Lori from Hospice, whose visits she so enjoyed. A celebration of Ola May's life was held Sunday, March 25, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Homer Fink officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences, flowers and gifts may be sent to the family at

ARLENE MARIE EDWARDS Arlene Marie Edwards, 94, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. She was a member of the Red House U.B.I. Church for over 70 years. Arlene was born and raised in the beautiful hills of West Virginia. She was also a volunteer for the Retired Senior Program at Thomas Memorial Hospital. Born August 21, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Emory Rhodes and Gladys Luikart Rhodes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Godfrey S. Edwards; an infant son, Samuel Lee Edwards; and two sisters, Opal

Lanham and Anna Withrow. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Bowling of Columbus; grandchildren, John B. Bowling and Marilyn Chaney; greatgrandchildren, Christina, Joe and Sarah; and great-greatgrandchildren, Destiny, Joey, Angel, Jesse, Anthony and Richie. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 24, at the Red House U.B.I. Church with Pastor Greg Blake officiating. Burial followed in Luikart-Maiden Cemetery, Red House. Online condolences may be sent to the Edwards family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT EUGENE JACOBS JR. Robert Eugene Jacobs Jr., 62, of St. Albans passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Born September 7, 1949, in Charleston, he was a son of the late Robert Eugene Sr. and Verna May Martin Jacobs. He was a surveyor for Hobet Mining and Patriot Coal. He was a member of King's River Worship Center, and enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes and anything to do with aviation. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Harris Jacobs; children, Robert E. Jacobs III (Chris) of Gallatin, Tenn., and Beth Fowlkes (Chet) of Lubbock, Texas; stepchildren, Cheryl Cabell (John) of Friendswood, Texas, and Brian Early of St. Albans; sister, Sharon Hickman (Tom) of Wheatfield, Ind.; brothers, Greg Jacobs (Vicky) of Clendenin and Craig Jacobs (Pat) of Teays Valley; six grandchildren, Lurhesa Walls (John) of Winfield, Zachary Young of Winfield, Holly Jacobs of Lubbock, Steven Jacobs of Gallatin and Jeremiah Fowlkes and Hannah Fowlkes, both of Lubbock; and great-grandson, Adam Leclair of Lubbock. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 25, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Ron Crum officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

MARILYN JONES Marilyn Jones, 77, of Eleanor died March 26, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Born December 10, 1934, in Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin W. and Birdie M. Jackson Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bill; and her son, Timothy Wayne "Timbo" Jones. A loving and dedicated wife and mother, Marilyn cherished her time with her family. She also served her town as a former councilwoman, and was also formerly employed by Teays Valley Hardware and Heck's Warehouse. Surviving are her husband, Clyde R. "Bud" Jones, with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage on March 12; her children, Debra Hodges of Red House, Daniel Ray (Pam) Jones of Scottsboro, Ala., and Paul Michael (Sandra) Jones of St. Albans; her grandchildren, Seth, Jordan, Heather and Missy; and her great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Emma. Also surviving is her cousin, Mary Newman, who she thought of as a sister. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Burial followed in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

DELMAR JOE KINDER Delmar Joe Kinder, 71, of St. Augustine, Fla., passed peacefully onto God on March 12, 2012 Joe was born on January 13, 1941, in South Charleston, W.Va., to Scegil and Ruth Kinder. He graduated from South Charleston High School and retired from the Teamsters Union, after 32 years of service between Smith Transfer and Yellow Freight. He moved to Florida in 2005 to be with his family. Joe was an active member of the WV Masonic Lodge for many years. He was an active member of the car club, the 'St. Augustine Cruisers.' He is survived by the love of his life, and mother of his children, Joann Kinder; his daughter, Joni Zwick and son-in-law, Ed, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; his daughter, Jeni Vaught of St. Augustine, Fla., and son-in-law, David Vaught of Teays Valley; three grandchildren, Joseph, India Ruth and Rachel; and his sister, Charlotte Robbins of South Charleston. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Lynn Kinder; and his parents, Scegil, and Ruth; and his sister, Frances. Delmar Joe desired to be cremated and not to have a funeral. A donation may be made to the American Lung Association.

PATRICIA DAWN KING Ms. Patricia Dawn King, 39, of Bancroft went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2012, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The Putnam Standard Patricia was the Associate Director of Financial Aid at Huntington Junior College; a 1991 graduate of Poca High School; a 1999 graduate of West Virginia State University; and three weeks away from getting her master's at Marshall University. She was a member of and Sunday school teacher at Elizabeth Baptist Church, Bancroft. She is survived by her parents, J.B. and Sandy King of Bancroft; and brother, B.J. King of Buffalo. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A tribute to the life of Patricia was held Friday, March 30, at Elizabeth Baptist Church with Pastors Jeff Arthur and Hollis Walters officiating. Burial followed in Showen Cemetery, Bancroft. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the King family.

JAMES SYDNEY "SYD" LARRICK James Sydney "Syd" Larrick, 100, of Scott Depot went home to the Lord on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the Hospice of Huntington after enjoying a long and productive life on this earth. Syd was born in Middletown, Va., on November 28, 1911, and was the son of the late Sydney and Ida May Larrick. He first attended Middletown School, and then graduated from National Business College in Roanoke, Va. After graduation from college in 1930, he moved to Beckley and started working for Beckley Ice and Feed Company, which later became known as Beckley Feed and Hardware. Syd bought into the hardware business, and later became the president and general manager of the company. The company joined the Hardware Association of the Virginias, and he served as their president for one term. In 1998 Syd retired from the business after more than 68 years of service, and he and his wife moved to Scott Depot to be near their daughter and her family. While living in Beckley he was active in the city, having served two terms on the Beckley City Council. He was a past president of the Beckley Lions Club; Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge #1452; and served as president of the Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce. He was also a charter member of the Beckley Hunt Club, located in Pocahontas County, and a long term member of the Bear Loop Hunt Club in Bath County, Va. Syd was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church in Teays Valley, and previously was a longtime member of the United Methodist Temple in Beckley, where he served the church as chairman of the board, chairman of the trustees and chairman of

the building committee that facilitated the construction of the current United Methodist Temple building. Syd was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Holliday Larrick, after 71 years of marriage; his brothers, Howard Larrick and Eugene Larrick; sister, Sadie Withrow; and son, Michael Larrick. He leaves behind his loving daughter, Betsey Eads, and sonin-law, Terry Eads, of Scott Depot; his grandchildren, Brian Eads and wife, Rebecca, of Roanoke, Va., Krista Eads Voorhees and husband, Andrew, of Eleanor and Ashley Eads of Scott Depot; two great-grandchildren, Seth Eads and Hayden Eads; and his niece, Joann Rule of Staunton, Va. Services were held Thursday, March 29, at the United Methodist Temple, Beckley with Pastors Dan Johnson and Martin Hallett officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Please make donations to Hospice of Huntington, Inc., P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709. Condolences may be shared at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley was in charge of the arrangements.

WALLACE DAVID "DAVE" LINDBERG Wallace David "Dave" Lindberg, 60, of Cross Lanes passed away March 27, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital following a long illness. He was born November 9, 1951, in St. Marys, Pa., a son of the late Wallace and Elizabeth Lindberg. David was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan all his life. Besides the Steelers, Dave loved to watch his grandson, Bobby, play baseball. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Ranson officiating. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Survivors include one son, Joseph Lindberg of Cross Lanes; one daughter, Nicole Lindberg of Hurricane; grandson, Bobby Lindberg, "his little buddy;" one brother, Steve Lindberg and wife, Janet, of Lower Burrell, Pa.; two sisters, Christine Reid and husband, Roy, and Amy Lindberg, both of Lower Burrell, Pa.; mother of his children, Marsha Lindberg of Hurricane; four nieces; two nephews; one greatnephew; and two great-nieces. The family would like to thank the staff of CAMC General and Select Specialty hospitals for their wonderful care during his illness.

DORA BRADLEY McCLUNG Dora Bradley McClung, 92, of Regency Place, Scott Depot, formerly of No. 7 Sunnydale Drive, Hurricane, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Putnam Care and Rehabilitation Center,


The Putnam Standard Hurricane. She was born on February 6, 1920, at Spruce to the late Pat and Nettie Loudermilk Bradley. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Dixon, Charlie and Beryl; and sisters, Anne Simms and Freda Simms. Dora was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane, and retired in 1981 from the Kroger Company. During World War II, she worked as a welder in the shipyards in Norfolk, Va. Surviving is her loving husband of 66 years, William Harold McClung; sister, Pearl Moore of Hurricane; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Lee White officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may be made at

GARY WAYNE McCRACKEN Gary Wayne McCracken, 56, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away at home Sunday, March 25, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Army, as well as many years in the West Virginia Air National Guard in Charleston. He was a store manager for eight years with Nationwise Auto Parts, and for the past seven years he was with Scotchman Stores as a store manager. Gary was a former resident of South Charleston and Scott Depot, and for the last 16 years lived in Myrtle Beach. He loved the outdoors and longed to return to his West Virginia home. Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis McCracken; and grandparents, Isaac and Alma McCracken. Survivors include his loving wife of 35 years, Sherri McCracken of Myrtle Beach; two sons, Jeremy McCracken and friend, Teresa Laughter, of Myrtle Beach and Joseph McCracken and wife, Amee, of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Jessica McCracken Mack of Myrtle Beach and her husband, William Clay Mack of Carmi, Ill.; six grandchildren, Alexis Faulkenberry at home, Ciara Taylor at home, Aliyah Mack and Carley Mack, of Carmi, Ill., Olivia McCracken of Myrtle Beach and Tyler Lee McCracken of Myrtle Beach; father, Jack McCracken of Scott Depot; special aunt, Helen Miles of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Gregory McCracken and wife, Ellen, of Hurricane and Michael Miles of Columbus; six sisters, Desiree Johns and husband, Frank, of Scott Depot, Vickie Clark and husband, Steve, of South Charleston, Cynthia Chopin and husband, Jeffrey, of Columbus, Kimberly Pinnix and husband, John, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Diana Bryant of Westerville,

Ohio, and Pamela Shankle and husband, Jeff, of Milford Center, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Rutha Chestnut and husband, Archie, of Charleston, Nancy Lebolt and husband, William "Bill," of Hurricane and Sue Argabright and husband, George, of Lewisburg; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Gary enjoyed the friendships of many, and most recently Wilbur Glasscock of Myrtle Beach and Dean George and Kevin Martin, both of Charleston. Funeral services were held Friday, March 30, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with Pastor Rick McCracken and Pastor Travis McCracken officiating. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Online condolences may be sent to

BETTY SUE CRITES MOODY Mrs. Betty Sue Crites Moody, 63, of Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Poca, passed away March 24, 2012. She is survived by her mother, Audrey McClanahan; sons, Tim and wife, Tawney Hill, John and wife, Tara Hill, Keith and wife, Lori Conley, and Mike and wife, Debbie Helmick; brothers and sisters, Burt Davis, Larry Crites, Brenda Honaker, Donnie Crites, Cathy Saunders and Judy Crites; and eight grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, March 29, at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Moody family.

TEX AUBIL PRIDDY Tex Aubil Priddy, 67, of Nitro went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2012, surrounded by his devoted companion, Susie Willard, and son, David Willard, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Tex loved being outdoors and working with his hands. He was an operator engineer, and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He was a loving and devoted partner, stepfather and friend. Tex and Susie were blessed with nearly 17 years of love together. He will be strongly missed by his survivors, Susie Willard; son, David Willard; and a host of other family and friends. Services were held at Otter Branch United Methodist Church, Buffalo on Sunday, March 25. Susie and David wish to thank the Hubbard Hospice staff for their kindness and generosity during this difficult time.

DORTHY E. RANDOLPH-RAMSEY Dorthy E. Randolph-Ramsey of Scott Depot passed away March

22, 2012, after a long illness. She was a homemaker, and a wonderful mother who loved her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Adam McCune of Scott Depot, and her daughter, Amy Walker of Raleigh, N.C. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren. Per her wishes, her body was donated to science. A memorial service will be conducted in her honor at a future date. Family and friends will be notified.

CONSTANCE ANNE RANSON Constance Anne Ranson, 60, of Farmington, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, suddenly at her home. She was born December 21, 1951, at St. Albans, W.Va., daughter of the late Kerwin Ralph "Chib" Ranson and Aileen Cunningham Ranson. Surviving are three brothers, Ralph (Belva) Ranson of Cross Lanes, Donald (Karen) Ranson of Rocky Mountain, Va., and Michael (Suzanne) Ranson of Roanoke, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Constance was a longtime employee with the National Park Service, as a naturalist, most recently with the Fort Necessity National Battlefield at Farmington, Pa. She received her master's degree in wildlife management at West Virginia University, Morgantown. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Donald R. Crawford Funeral Home, Farmington, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Ft. Necessity National Battlefield tree fund, 1 Washington Parkway, Farmington, Pa. 15437.

NANCY CAROLYN FINN ROBERTSON Nancy Carolyn Finn Robertson of Columbia, S.C., died suddenly of a stroke on March 19, 2012.

April 2-6, 2012 – Page 11 Nancy was born May 25, 1946, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Dorothy B. Finn and the late Donald W. Finn, but grew up in St. Albans. She attended St. Albans High School, where she was a cheerleader and active in sports. She briefly attended WVU. Nancy worked for the Bank of St. Albans until she moved to Columbia, where she continued her career at Wachovia until her retirement. Nancy is survived by her mother, Dorothy B. Finn of St. Albans; her daughter, Karen Bairefoot and her husband, Billy, of Ridgeway, S.C.; her grandsons Devin and Cole; her sister, Trish MacPherson and husband, Kerry, of Apex, N.C.; nephew, Doug of Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Paul Finn and wife, Karen, of Louisville, Ky.; nephews, Matthew and Eric; and cousins and relatives in the Holmes family. Nancy was a generous person whose passion for shopping was exceeded only by her love of giving presents to family and friends. A celebration of her life was held in Columbia. Donations may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 851 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177, in her honor.

BILLY JACK SEXTON Billy Jack Sexton of Scott Depot died March 21, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

CATHY LOVEJOY STOTTS Cathy Lovejoy Stotts, 53, of St. Albans passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, West, South Charleston. She was a homemaker and a home health nurse. Cathy was born April 15, 1958, at South Charleston to the late Cecil and Rachel Ward Lovejoy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leo Stotts; sisters, Loretta, Jane, Carolyn, and Cheryl; and brothers,

Jerry, Billy and Dennis. Surviving are her loving children, Christina Y. Hill of St. Albans, Rachel Roberts of Scott Depot, Kathy Carden of St. Albans and Jack Neal, III of St. Albans; brothers, Gary Lovejoy of St. Albans and Cecil Lovejoy of Buffalo. Also surviving are 10 loving grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at

SARAH FAIN WOLZ Mrs. Sarah Fain Wolz, 74, of Cross Lanes went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2012, at home. She was a member of Sylvester Methodist Church, and retired Director of X-Ray for Appalachian Regional Hospital and Minnie Hamilton Hospital. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Iva Mae Loftin Peters. Mrs. Wolz is survived by her daughter, Sarah Gaye Loftin Clevenger and husband, Mike, of Cross Lanes; son, Larry H. Loftin Jr. and wife, Lori, of Lewisburg; brothers, Harold Fain and wife, Alice, of Greenbrier County and John Fain of Virginia; grandchildren, Michael Anthony Gunnoe, Matthew Seth Gunnoe, Austin Fain Clevenger, Brooke Peters Pyles and husband, Michael, Joseph "Drew" Peters, Presley Peters, Larry "Trey" Loftin, Cole Loftin, Loren Loftin, Justin Clevenger and wife, Nichole, Jordan Clevenger and Mandy Clevenger; five great-grandchildren; and loving dog, Odie. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Sarah Fain Wolz was held Sunday, March 25, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Clark and Pastor Bron Walker officiating. Entombment followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Wolz family.

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Community News

Local wrestler making national mark STAFF REPORT MILTON – Milton Middle School eighth grader Caperton Humphrey has been making his mark on the national wrestling scene over the past month with a pair of championship titles to go along with a national runner-up title. First, Humphrey brought home a world championship title from the Black Hills Nationals AAU World Folkstyle Championships in Spearfish, S.D., March 16-17. Humphrey competed in, and won, the 150-pound weight class of the 13-14-year-old Schoolboy division. Then at the AAU Spring Youth Wrestling Nationals in Kingsport, Tenn., Humphrey once again won a national title in the 150pound weight class of the 13-14year-old Schoolboy division. Then, this past weekend in Virginia Beach, Va., at the National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Tournament, Humphrey finished runner-up in the 154-pound weight class competing in the Middle School Division.

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Teays Valley Church of God adding second Sunday Service

Teays Valley Church of God’s staff are (from left) Wendy Hicks (children's pastor), Thom Pratt (connections pastor) Melissa Pratt (senior pastor) Mandy Bohm (worship pastor) and Jonathan Secrest (youth pastor).

Milton Middle School eighth grader Caperton Humphrey (left) finished runnerup this past weekend at the National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Tournament in Virginia Beach, Va. Courtesy photo This recent string of successes for Humphrey comes on the heals of winning a Cabell County Wrestling Championship in February. This year he set a new Milton Middle School record for number of wins in a single season at 53 wins with only two

losses. In January, he won the 145pound weight division at the WSAZ Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Huntington. Humphrey has participated in organized wrestling since he was six years old.

TEAYS VALLEY - The Teays Valley Church of God will add a second service beginning Easter Sunday, April 8. The first service will begin at 9 a.m. and the second service will be held at 10:45 a.m. “We have seen tremendous growth during the past five years and are out of room, a great challenge to have,” said the church’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt. In order to make way for continued growth, the staff has decided to offer a second service. The church plans to relocate to

their 74 acres of property sometime during the next five years, but until then, the church will move to a two-service structure. Both services will feature a nursery and activities for children and teenagers as well. Teays Valley Church of God is a non-denominational church whose focus is connecting the community with Christ. All are welcome. For more information, call 304-757-9222 or visit the church’s website at

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