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Herd fans to choose Marco costume from among three Concepts HUNTINGTON, WV – Marshall University’s beloved mascot is getting a new costume, and for the first time the responsibility of choosing his new look is in the hands of Thundering Herd fans and friends. Beginning July 24th through Facebook social media, Herd fans have the opportunity to determine whether Marco will keep his current design or be given a new or updated look. His current costume, after five years of extensive wear, travel, cleaning and repair, has been stretched as far as it can, so it’s time to replace it, said Matt Turner, Marshall’s chief of staff. “There’s no doubt that Marco means a lot to our fans and alumni so we want their help to HERD ON PAGE 9

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Celebrate summer with live music, drinks and dancing in the Clay Center Garden CHARLESTON, WV - Dance to live music, sip complimentary drinks and sample southern snacks at a laid back fundraising event in the Clay Center’s Susan Runyan Maier Sculpture Garden. The second annual Backyard Bluegrass presented by Friends of Clay Center is Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m.

Get on your feet as local band The Band Wagon cranks out bluegrass jams that’ll make you want to grab a partner for a few turns around the dance floor. Enjoy a variety of complimentary drinks, including Goose Island beer and specialty drinks from Smooth Ambler Spirits, and kick back at an adults-only event that

celebrates all your favorite things about downhome summer nights. Guests must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are $45. To purchase tickets, visit or call 304-5613521. Friends of Clay members get $10 off, as well as discounts to

other special events. To join Friends and start saving now, call 304-561-3521. For more information on this and other Friends events, visit Host opportunities start at just $100 and include event tickets and public recognition. Call 304-561-3536 for more information.

Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program ranks number one in the nation on national assessment test scores HUNTINGTON, WV - The Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program once again is ranked number one in the country for its students receiving the highest overall scores on the Forensic Science Assessment Test, a qualifying test offered each year by the American Board of Criminalistics. In addition, a Marshall student received the highest test score from among 179 students from 15 other forensic science programs that participated in the test. Of the top 25 highest test scores ranked, 11 were students from the Marshall Forensic Science Graduate Program. Dr. Pamela Staton, program coordinator, said the test scores are evidence of the high

quality education the program provides. “The quality of an academic program can be measured by a program’s achievement of national accreditation and how well its students perform on national board examinations,” she said. “The Forensic Science Graduate Program at Marshall University has achieved both of these honorable distinctions. This translates to high quality forensic science services to law enforcement, the legal profession, and the public as graduates of this program become forensic scientists in the field.” Dr. Terry W. Fenger, director of the forensic science graduate program, said the test is useful for assessing the program’s strengths and demon-

strating to prospective students and the general public its ability to meet national standards. “The results demonstrate not only the quality of the program and its students, but the dedication of its full-time faculty and the many adjunct faculty members,” Fenger said. “The program greatly benefits from the input of law enforcement and criminal justice system professionals here locally and across the state.” Marshall’s program is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The students who participated in this examination, which was administered in Spring 2013, are now gradu-

ates of Marshall’s nationally recognized Forensic Science Program. They demonstrated their knowledge in disciplines including forensic biology, controlled substances, trace analysis, toxicology, latent prints, questioned documents, fire debris and firearms/tool marks. The test is offered to students in their last semester of an academic forensic science program. While seeking their first jobs, recent college graduates may use their test results to demonstrate their knowledge across a broad range of forensic science disciplines. The American Board of Criminalistics offers a wide array of testing and certification services that focus on the forensic sciences.


Page 2 – August 3-4,2013 PHS Class of 1958 to Meet The PHS Class of 1958 will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month for a luncheon starting at 1 pm at Cross Lanes, WV at Bob Evans.

Whittington Reunion Saturday, Aug 10, 2013 at Eleanor (Fire Dept) Park, Shelter #6. Gathering will start at 11AM, Covered Dish Meal at 12 NOON. All family and friends of the Whittington family are welcome If questions, contact Melody 304-937-3492.

50’s Sock Hop! Come and join Children's Home Society of WV and Whirlwind Storage as they celebrate the 50’s! When: Saturday, August 10, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: 100 Self Storage Dr., Hurricane, WV 25526 Make sure to come out and enjoy food, door prizes, a costume contest, and a penny auction. Cost is $10 person, $15 per couple or $25 per family. All proceeds will benefit the Children's Home Society's WE CAN program. Contact Carlie at 304.397.5445 or Andrea at 304.345.3894 for more information.

2nd Striding for the Great Commission 5K Race When: September 7, 2013 Registration at 5:30 p.m. and Race begins at 6:30 p.m. Where: Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Entry Fee: $15 by 9/1/13 or $20 on Race Day T-shirts for first 100 participants; Awards for All Age Groups/Male& Female. For more information call Cathy Schrader at 304-940-5285. Be sure to stop by our table at the Valley Park Yard Sale from 8-2 that morning. All proceeds from sale and race will benefit mission programs in Honduras.

Community Calendar Program offers help to Problem Gamblers The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, the program that operates the statewide 1-800-GAMBLER helpline for problem gamblers and their loved ones, is offering a support group in Teays Valley to help individuals struggling with a gambling addiction. The agency, in conjunction with Fred Clark, offers therapy group sessions for one and a half hours a week for the duration of three months. Clark, a longtime mental health therapist and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor, will facilitate the group. Through the 11 years of operating the 1-800-Gambler helpline, the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia has received nearly 10,000 calls from problem gamblers and their loved ones. One of the main reasons Teays Valley was chosen as a site for this type of treatment is the helpline receives many calls from the Cabell, Kanawha, and Putnam county areas. Kathleen O'Neil, coordinator of this project for the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia said, "Teays Valley is in close proximity of where we receive calls from this three-county area." Anyone who thinks they or a loved one may have a gambling problem is urged to call 1-800GAMBLER to find out more.

1st Annual 5K Run Walk – The Veggie Disaster The Putnam Farmer’s Market is proud to announce that on August 10th 2013 at 8 A.M. they will be hosting their first annual 5k. This event has been named The Veggie Disaster as the participants will have various challenges to overcome on their way to the finish. This event will help expand the market so that more people can be reached in the surrounding area. When: August 10, 2013 from 810 a.m. Where: Hurricane City Park, Hurricane, WV After June 30th registration will be $45.00 Angry Bird Rate: August 9 reg-

istration will be $50.00 Looney Bird Rate: Day of Race $55.00. Questions, please contact Mike Null 304-437-6802 or Chrissy Foster 304743-0684 or visit

Hometown Lions Club The Lions Club is the oldest service organizations in the world. We, Hometown Lions Club are a small part of this organization of which we are proud to be a part of. As a club in Putnam County and small in number, we are very active in our community. Every year we hold eye screenings at every middle school in the county for the 6th grade classes of which there were 719 of which 168 of those were referred to a doctor for further evaluation and we were asked to screen the 2nd graders this year of which we did 320. We hold an Easter Egg Hunt at Hometown Elementary School, an essay contest is held in May for the 5th grade students on what the flag means to me and the winner is given a $100.00 savings bond. We plant a tree or trees on Arbor Day at the school every year; we host the Putnam county homecoming in Winfield and have done so since 1988. We support the W.V. sight conservation Foundation where anyone who cannot afford surgeries and meet the requirements they are sent to Morgantown with no cost to them, we also participate in the Poca Heritage Day and Buffalo Octoberfest. We are small in number and are looking for some good members who want to help others and aren’t afraid to meet new people and hard work, the pay is the satisfaction of helping others. If you would like to know more about us or another club in your area call 304-586-3614 and ask for George Woodrum.

St. Francis Bingo St. Francis Church at 525 Holley Street, St. Albans holds Bingo every Monday evening beginning with Early Birds at 5pm. Concessions are available. Please call (304) 727-3033 for more information.

Guided Rock Climbing Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures at Hocking Hills

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State Park - 13178 Ohio 664 S., Logan, OH 43138 Open year round, offering guided rock climbing, rappelling and backpacking expeditions for visitors. Reservations required; call 800-HOCKING. For more information, visit

Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous at 1.800.333.5051 or find meeting locations at

Hurricane Church of Christ Food Pantry The food pantry of the Hurricane Church of Christ, 600 Midland Trail (the one on the hill by the Hurricane Middle School) is open on Friday from 11:00-1:00. Please call 304-562-6491 to make an appointment.

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.

T.O.P.S. No. 465 Weekly meetings of TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly," are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive, Winfield, WV 25213. Questions, call Sharon, 304-523-4618.

Putnam County Ringers looking for new Members The Putnam County Ringers community hand bell choir is open to all interested in joining. The group meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Eleanor Presbyterian Church. The group will also schedule bookings for all occasions in advance. For more information, call Kathy at 304-546-0259 or Sharon at 304586-4131.

Winfield Lions Club building Available to Rent The Winfield Lions Club building is available to rent for showers, birthday parties and other functions. Overlooking the Kanawha River, with an outdoor grilling area and picnic space available, the building is air-con-

The Putnam Standard ditioned, has a complete kitchen and seats up to 50. For rates and more information, call 304-7555539.

WV Pumpkin Festival Children’s Pageant The 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Children’s Pageants will be held Saturday, August 24th at 12:00 p.m. at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton, WV. The pageant is open to Girls ages 0-12 years and Boys ages 0-5. For more information or an application go to or call 304-6388115.

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

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

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

Moms & Tots Playgroup offers Weekly Activities Teays Valley Moms and Tots offer weekly activities for children 4 and younger, as well as CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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Where Natural Beauty Lives By Justin Waybright

RED HOUSE - "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived... I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life..." The famous words from author Henry David Thoreau paint a picture of Norman Walter and the impact he is leaving behind for Putnam County. He was one with nature: an outdoorsman, who found beauty in flowers, trees and wildlife - the simple things in life. His love for preserving this continues to grow. Atop Red House Hill, down Wilke Road, it sprawls through the forest. Here, serenity flows. Black Spruce, Norway Spruce and Black Locust trees stretch toward the sky, painting a ceiling of green. Sun peaks through openings to light a 1-mile walking trail, nestled in 75-acres of preserved forest. Walter's passion for nature is on full display here. "He grew up in Charleston a city boy and mom was from a coal mining town - they both grew up loving the outdoors," said Walter's daughter Mary Creager. "One of their dreams was to have a farm and raise their kids in the country." The husband-and-wife team

Teaming up - Mary and Chad Creager walk along a nature trail with Putnam Parks and Recreation Director Scott Williamson. Creager welcomed the county in an effort to bring her father Norman Walter's last dream to reality. Photo by Justin Waybright

A true outdoorsman - Norman Walter finds a wildflower at Dolly Sods. A nature trail in Red House commemorates Walter and his wife Esther. Courtesy photo

lived out that dream. The two bought the rural property in the early 1950s and raised cattle, grew gardens and loved their children. The family's chicken coop thrived. Walter sold eggs to residents across the state. Years passed with successful farming, and the entrepreneur began work in the conservation service. His passion for the outdoors grew like the trees and flowers he photographed and planted. "He was always involved in resource conservation and wildlife, so we thought it would be nice to preserve this land," said Creager. The wildlife enthusiast de-

cided to give the land to the county parks system. He sketched out boundaries and trails to show to county leaders. Being a natural outdoorsman himself, Putnam County Parks and Recreation Director Scott Williamson jumped on the idea. Within the past year, parks crews and AmeriCorps volunteers have maintained the trails and land. "We want to keep the spirit of what Norman wanted, going on," said Williamson. "We want people to see nature at work." The county currently owns and maintains the property. Future plans for it include benches, interpretive signs and further maintenance to the

property, Williamson said. Throughout his last years, Walter worked with Confidence Elementary in a "read-aloud" program. He loved children, recalled Creager's husband Chad. "He loved that, and he was well-known," he said. "In his last decade, he travelled, photographing wildflowers." Many of Walter's pictures are on display at Cranberry. Williamson walks along the trail, taking moments to admire the beauty that surrounds it. Trees catch his eye, birds grab his attention and the parks leader stands in awe of nature's beauty.

"There's so much potential here as to what can be done," he said. "To see kids out, to know you changed that life because you provided that opportunity to experience something like this - it's my lifelong passion." That same passion echoes Walter's. Norman Walter passed away in 2008. Though he is no longer here, his love for nature lives on. "This is what daddy had wanted," Creager said, looking toward a walking trail, vibrant with wildlife and pure in beauty.

feeling supported and more confident during the process. The program includes special classes on preparing for childbirth, preparing siblings, pediatric CPR, breastfeeding, infant massage and pregnancy massage (for couples). Contact the hospital for more details.

and Queens (ages 16-21) must be residents of West Virginia. The Queen will reign over the 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Oct. 3rd – 6th and also represent the WV Pumpkin Festival at the 2014 WV Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant in January 2014. For more information or an application go to or email or You can also call 304-743-1766 or 304-638-5722.

nesses/hospitals are required. Tuition costs are reasonable; class size allows for individualized instruction as needed. Graduated seniors (class of 2013 from Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, and Mason counties) may attend this program on a “tuition free waiver.” Financial aid is also available for those who qualify. Orientation is August 12, 2013 at 9 am. Call 304-528-5106 (8-3) to speak to a Career Center representative, or call 304-743-0323 for more detailed information

about class specifics. In less than one year, you can be on your way to a new and challenging career.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 monthly Mom's Night Outs for mothers. For more information, e-mail

City-wide Yard Sale in Hurricane – August 17th For area residents outside the City of Hurricane, sign up for a space to set up your yard sale items at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue in Hurricane. $10.00 per parking space. Call Jan at 304-562-2053 to reserve a space!!!

Expectant Parents' Program The CAMC Family Resource Center conducts a "Becoming a Family" program at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Programs, services and classes are designed to help expectant parents gain as much information as possible on parenthood. Attendees (including family and friends, depending on the nature of the class) will leave

Pilot Club of Huntington 61st Annual Antiques Show & Sale When: August 23, 24, 25 2013 Sponsor: The Pilot Club of Huntington, Inc. (304-736-3513 or 304-697-1576) Place: Big Sandy Conference Center, Huntington, WV.

WV Pumpkin Festival Teen & Queen’s Pageant The 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Teen & Queen’s Pageants will be held on Sunday, August 25th 2:00 p.m. at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton, WV. Teens (ages 13-15)

Medical Office Assistant Employment Training Enrollment is underway for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a Medical Office Assistant. This 10-month adult day program at the Cabell County Career Technology Center includes training in such areas as medical office procedures, medical billing, Microsoft Office, data entry and job skill preparation. Internships at area busi-

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

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Sauteed Apples Makes 4 cups

By Mary Jane

Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 4 large tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions: In a large skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add apples. Cook, stirring constantly, until apples are almost tender, about 6 to 7 minutes. Dissolve cornstarch in water; add to skillet. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and serve warm.

The African Children’s Choir is coming to Huntington,WV! The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir is performing at Fifth Avenue Baptist Church (1135 5th Ave) on Friday, August 2 @ 7:00 pm The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children’s Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda,


Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow’s Africa, by focusing on education. The African Children’s Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artist such as, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carry, MichaelW. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

July Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Gary Sovine - Aug. 1st Teresa L. Neville Melinda Oxley Anna L. Payne Ellen Perine Gregory M. Pitaniello Diana L. Rayburn Martin Rice Steven H. Rider Connie L. Sergent Reda Tackett Cathlene Tennyson If you - or someone you know Judy Tuemler will be celebratrating a Carla Y. Warren birthday in the coming months... Sharon White Call 304-743-6731 and give us Alan G. Zimmerman their name - OR just email the Dwight S. Hensley information to Rosemary Hensley Donald Hem Connie L. Sowards-Burgess

“HEAT, RAIN AND COMPLAIN” Thought for the week: That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good; and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:45 (KJV) Complain is what we humans do best - don’t you think? And the most common subject would be about the weather. Lord help us if we had control of it. Any where you go, you hear – “Did not really enjoy the family gathering, it rained too much. ‘’ “Can’t plant this or that, it is too hot.” “Was going on a fishing trip, rained too hard,” etc. As I was checking out in a store line this week, it was ‘’I am sick and tired of this rain.” Well, thank God, we are not in control of the weather, what a terrible mess it

would be. Leviticus 26:4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. We then would complain more about the next most seemly complaint, our present president, or maybe it is health issues. Sometimes, when you listen, you may hear a history of health problems and what is being done for them. But it doesn’t hurt to take a little time for someone’s troubles, just be kinder than necessary, everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle, if it’s not the weather or illness, it may be any number of problems in this life. God has a reason for sending us all the rain and heat this season. You have to admit everything is greener and growing great. Better a rain shower every

The Putnam Standard day than soooo hot the forest is on fire. (Which, as I am writing this it’s a sweltering 90 degrees today). Still, I am happy God placed me where I am. Did you ever think what if you had been born in another country? God placed each where He wanted us. Acts 17: 24-26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. A verse of the song from country singer Randy Travis goes; As long as old men talk about the weather, and as long as old women talk, about old men I’ll love you forever and ever, and ever, amen. The weather will forever be a topic of conversation with whoever you meet in life. All things in life are temporary. If going well - enjoy it; they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry; they can’t last long either. Prayer: Thank you God for being in control of all things in life, for sure, a mess we each would make of it. Amen.

Tri-County YMCA The Skinny: July 30, 2013 Young Athletes and Nutrition With the start of a new school rapidly approaching, now is a good time to discuss sports and nutrition, particularly for young athletes. Sports are becoming more and more competitive for young athletes and performance is key. However, nutrition plays a big part in the success and training of an athlete. There isn’t one particular food for an athlete that can make or break performance. It takes a combination of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to achieve athletic balance and eating a variety of foods is the best way to get this combination. The best way to evaluate nutrition is to follow the food guide developed by nutritionists. Food is divided into five groups based on nutrients and based on the recommendations from the food guide the optimum level of nutrients can be reached that can have a positive impact on the playing field. Ac-

cording to, teenage athletes need the following amount of nutrients: Milk, Yogurt & Cheese – 3 servings daily; Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nuts – 3 servings daily; Vegetable Group – 3 to 5 servings daily; Fruit Group – 2 to 4 servings daily; Bread, Cereal, Rice & Pasta – 6 to 11 servings daily. Note that most teenage athletes may require more than the minimum recommended number of servings and that in many cases increased energy would come from the Vegetable Group and the Bread, Cereal, Rice and Pasta Group. Before a big game or match, it is possible for the digestive system to slow down somewhat due to excitement or high emotions. Because of this, athletes need to eat an easily digestable meal a few hours before an athletic event. Try to avoid foods that have high amounts of fats or oil and instead opt for meals that are high in starches as those are di-

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gested faster. Avoid sugary foods and candy as these can have an adverse effect on blood sugar levels. Finally, some other nutrition tips for young athletes include making healthy snack choices (such as a baked potato instead of French fries) and eating regularly – including breakfast – every day to maintain energy levels. Extra energy can be gained from foods like starchy vegetables, whole grain bread and pasta. A combination of the right foods can give a young athlete the energy and endurance to achieve success on and off the playing field. Tri-County YMCA is non-profit organization located in Scott Depot and has served the Putnam County area since 1991. We offer a variety of fitness classes, programs and activities for individuals and families of all ages. For more information, please call 304-757-0016 or visit us online at

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Christian's Sports Beat: The West Virginia Power Stay Hot also going to be playing shortstop and second base later this season. I asked Gourley what it is like playing all around the diamond, “It takes a lot of hard work every day in practice, getting

beat.” Bell leads the Power in games played with 86, runs scored with 58 and doubles with 29 while batting .283 (through July 24). Bell recently had a walkoff sac-

By: Christian Deiss

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Power is one of the hottest teams in the South Atlantic League’s (SAL) second half, going 18 and 11 and leading the Hagerstown Suns by one half of a game through July 24. Overall this season the Power has a record of 55 and 44.

Christian interviewing Walker Gourley. Courtesy Photo Leading the charge for the Power is All-Star utility player Walker Gourley, who I talked to after a recent contest at Power Park, “For us to stay in first place we are going to need to improve on our hitting, we need to stay more aggressive on fast balls early in the count, the pitching and defense are what’s carrying us right now and if our hitting improves, we should be able to stay at the top.” Gourley is shining at plate with at .329 batting average, 28 stolen bases both tops for the Power, while scoring 56 runs, second on the team to right-fielder Josh Bell’s 58 runs (through July 24). Gourley made the SAL’s midseason All-Star team as a utility player, in the lineup this year as a first baseman, third baseman, left-fielder and right-fielder. Team officials say that Gourley is

WV Power Walker Gourley at the plate against the Kannapolis Intimidators. Courtesy Photo reps in all of the positions, reading balls during batting practice it takes all that, it keeps it fun, showing up to the ballpark and knowing you are in the lineup, you just don’t know where.” The native of Goldsboro, North Carolina was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round (385th overall) of the 2009 amateur entry draft.

Christian interviewing Josh Bell. Courtesy Photo Supporting Gourley in the Power lineup all season has been fellow SAL All-Star, right fielder Josh Bell, who I also chatted with, “If we can keep playing like we are right now, pitching well, playing good defense and hitting the ball the way we are, we are going to be a tough team to

rifice fly against the Kannapolis Intimidators to give the Power a 5 – 4 win. I asked the second year player what he was thinking when stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and nobody out, “I was just trying my hardest to keep the ball off the ground and pop it up somewhere in the outfield. So I got a couple of pitches that I missed, but my main approach was to get the ball into the outfield and I got the job done.” It was Bell’s first walkoff run batted in, in his short professional career. The pitcher leading the charge for the Power’s pitching staff right now is right-hander Tyler Glasnow. I asked the California native what it was going to take to keep the runs down, “It’s going a take a big effort from the entire staff, and you have to go out there every day with the same mind set, don’t change anything.” The 19 year-old leads the Power in wins with seven, innings pitched 87.1, strikeouts with 122 and an earned run average 2.27. To keep up with the Power through the end of the season go to You can catch a Power game through August 4 before the team hits the road again. Hope to see you at the ballpark.

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Velma’sView By Velma Kitchens Grandma's Popcorn I like to eat popcorn and when I think of popcorn, I think of my Grandma Carpenter who lived on Buzzard Creek. I would spend time with her and my aunt Claudia in the summer and we had so much fun. We would wake up in the mornings and the air would be so cool and fresh. My grandma had no air conditioning but there were trees around the house. The front room - or the living room - was where we sat in the evenings. If it was really hot we would sit outside. My aunt, who is only two years older than I, would play with our dolls and have pretend houses; we had pretend husbands and kids. We had a blast. My grandma had a TV and we would sit in the front room and watch Petticoat Junction, The Beverly Hillbillies, Andy Griffith, and yes, Gunsmoke. As we got older we would watch the Chiller Theatre which came on channel 13. We got such a scare out of that. Scary movies these days makes chiller mild compared to them. Of all the things I liked most about staying with my Grandma was her popcorn. She made the old fashioned popcorn with the oil. She had a kettle which she only used for popping corn and she would get the oil really hot then she put in the corn. In just a few seconds the corn would start popping. Her lid had holes in the top to let out the steam. She would pop and pop the corn until we had a big aluminum dishpan full! We would sit and eat the popcorn until it was gone and the TV show was off the air. I had a hard time staying awake all night. But I knew we could sleep in the next morning. My grandma has since passed away and I had her popcorn kettle in my cabinet, but every time I looked at it I would start to cry so I gave it to my Mom to keep for me. The memories I have of Buzzard Creek will stay with me forever, especially the popcorn. Do kids know how to pop old fashioned popcorn? I guess we are all spoiled to the microwave. We also like the Elvis Presley movies. We had such a blast watching anything with Elvis as we loved him. I mentioned Elvis to a lady once and I said I hope I meet Elvis in Heaven. She said I probably wouldn't. Well, I am no judge but I did hear that a minister once saw Elvis in an elevator and asked him if he was a Christian and he said he was. At one of his concerts someone yelled that Elvis is king and Elvis yelled back “There is only one King and that is Jesus Christ.” Elvis never called himself a king as he knew who the real King is. So, I guess we will have to wait until we get to Heaven to see Elvis and Waylon and a few others we may not think made it. I think we may be surprised to look around and not see some faces we really thought we would see.

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National Jamboree leaves mark on the State

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

The National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve is over, but the Scouts have left quite a legacy. I travel around the state quite a bit and I've seen crews of scouts – usually 15 or more – everywhere and I mean everywhere, not just around Raleigh County. I've seen quite a few projects going on around Beckley, but I've also seen Scouts working in Lewisburg. Wyoming County alone has had more than 3,000 Scouts there working on projects. Some of the projects were park improvements and the like, others like the Morris Creek project, where a Dayton, Ohio, troop

worked on stream improvement, helped the environment. There were around 40,000 Scouts there and while the Boy Scouts of America hasn't released the visitors' totals yet (they don't have them yet), but they had expected 50,000 visitors for the event. This was the first Jamboree where disposable water bottles were banned – only re-useable bottles were allowed to save plastic, although it does introduce a rustic feel - a hundred years ago Scouts would have been using reuseable containers as well. Water from sinks and showers was used to flush toilets. Wastewater was passively treated, then used to water forest plants. Interestingly enough, all the lumber used in constructing the facilities came directly from forests in the area. It was the first Jamboree where a lot of Scouting communication and organization was done via smartphone – with the new Jamboree app – and there were solar chargers for Scouts to charge their phones. It was the first Jamboree to have Venture Crews participate. Venture is a program that, as I explained it to my 11-year-old son, “only does awesome, adventurous things. And they have girls.” He replied “So you are saying it has everything I'd ever want?”

There was one death, Gene Schultz, an adult staff member from Ohio who was volunteering as a merit badge counselor and a historical re-enactor, who had a heart attack. They had these big-name pop bands (I'm not 12, I'd never heard of any of them), who were supposed to come, but then backed out because the Boy Scouts wouldn't let openly gay teenagers in. It's terrible these folks won't play for the kids so they can make some political statement. It's asinine to punish those boys (and some girls in the Venture Crews). It's worse than asinine. What surprised me even more was that there was a ban on gay scouts in the first place. I had no idea. I was a very active Boy Scout in my day - I even worked five weeks each year at the Dilly's Mills Boy Scout Camp in Pocahontas County and another couple of weeks at Camp Roland in Virginia until I was too old to be a Scout. Then, I became an assistant Scoutmaster. But a ban on gay scouts? I never knew there was such a thing. There were, back in my day, some gay scouts (not many, but some). I remember that we were talking about tolerance then and by tolerance, I mean treating people with respect – like human beings. The Scout Law, “a Scout is trust-

worthy, loyal, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent,” aren't just words Scouts will recite about 50 million times in their Scouting career, they live by those words. There have been gay Scouts as long as there have been gay teenagers. I don't know how one's sexual orientation would be an issue, or even come up. As a former heterosexual scout, I and my fellow scouts were too busy doing Scout things to think about anything. Why is there a ban? I'll tell you why. Where do the Scouts meet? Who provides rent-free space to millions of Scouts? It's the churches. Most scout troops meet in churches. I'm sure there are some who do not, but I never knew of a troop that didn't. I've seen/heard via news media, various religious leaders saying their church would cease support of Scouting if gay Scouts were allowed. If they actually went through with their threats shame on them. Double shame. All children, boys and girls – every single last one of them – can benefit from the moral grounding and life lessons Scouting provides. This Jamboree – and in a few years the World Jamboree will do the same – will leave a widespread, lasting impression. They

weren't just at the Summit, they were everywhere. If you drove anywhere in Southern West Virginia while it was going on, you'd surely have noticed the heavy traffic (with probably 80 percent of cars with out-of-state plates). There have been stories in newspapers across the country about what all their local Scouts were doing in West Virginia. These Scouts will grow up someday and bring their families here. I was at the Sandstone Falls overlook on Route 20 with my son and spoke to some New Jersey adults who had come to the Jamboree as visitors. They were fascinated by the state and asked me all sorts of questions about cicada-killing wasps (which I knew nothing about), lizards, etc. I wound up giving this explanation of the West Virginia statehood movement and how Wheeling and Parkersburg pulled it off, then were driven out of power once the Confederates were allowed to vote again. They were talking about how nice and helpful everyone was and they were absolutely captivated by West Virginia. I am convinced this is the best public-relations West Virginia has ever had. Now imagine what will happen when the World Jamboree comes here.

Outdoors Roundup Dad has a yellow jacket wasp's nest in the backyard near the riverbank. I have known several people who would routinely pour about a cup or two of gasoline down in the hole leading to the yellow-jacket nest, then light it on fire. You'd have yellow jackets flying out through the fire, some of them would fly out of the nest on fire, but often within a couple of days, the nest would be rebuilt. Dad always waited until dusk and just poured the gasoline into the hole (without lighting it on fire). That always worked. A couple of years ago I moved into a house where yellow jackets had built a nest into the outside wall. I spent several days spraying shots of hornet spray into the hole, but it had little effect on the hornets. What worked was WD-40. To watch my father, back in the day, eradicate a yellow-jacket nest was to see not only poetry in motion, but an epic, hate-filled battle – it was to see Beowulf slay Grendel, mostly because of me, I suppose. I was deathly allergic to them as a boy. Dad's weapon of choice was an empty, 16-ounce glass RC Cola bottle (remember those?), which

he filled from one of these metal 5-gallon gas cans he always had on his truck. As an endless stream of yellow jackets crawled to the lip of the hole that served as the portal to their nest to take flight, my father sneaked nearer, low to the ground and with an outstretched, bottle-wielding hand, toward the nest. Once the bottle was directly overhead the nest, Dad, in one fluid motion rotated the bottle and thrust the mouth of that bottle into the nest as Siegfried thrust his sword into the dragon Fafner. Then, he ran. I always had to watch this from a “safe” distance, because of my allergies. Yet, I remember well how that bottle would drain that gasoline into the hole, one “glug” at a time. Dad's secret was to not burn the nest – a burned nest can be rebuilt, but make the nest inhabitable. In retrospect, the fire I'd seen others use, burned away the gasoline before it could permeate the nest. I took shots for years and eventually got over the allergy. As an adult, anytime I've taken out a nest, it's been at night, when the yellow jackets are inactive.

Today, unlike when I was a kid, the Internet exists. I've found some interesting tips and facts about eradicating yellow jacket nests. Apparently, yellow jackets can't see red light, so I've seen suggestions of using a flashlight covered with red cellophane when eradicating nests at night. Another tip was to wear a long sleeve jacket, with the sleeves tucked into gloves. My father, however, fought his battles in daylight – or at best dusk – with nothing but a pocket T-shirt and a black, cotton Kromer welding cap. Applications for the West Virginia 2013 antlerless deer season limited-permit areas are now available. These applications may also be downloaded from the DNR’s web page at These limited permit areas provide antlerless deer hunting opportunities in counties or areas of the state where wildlife biologists have determined that limited numbers of antlerless deer permits are necessary to meet management objectives. Seven wildlife management areas and three state forests

(Beaver Dam, Blackwater, Calvin Price State Forest, Elk River, Greenbrier State Forest, Huttonsville State Farm, Kumbrabow State Forest, Little Canaan, Little River and Potomac) and 10 counties or portions thereof (Boone, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Raleigh and Webster) will have a limited number of Class N licenses for resident and Class NN licenses for nonresident antlerless deer hunting from Oct. 24-26 on private land only and Nov. 25Dec. 7, Dec. 19-21 and Dec. 28Dec. 31 on private and public land. Applications must be received by the DNR before the close of business on Aug. 19. The 2013 limited antlerless deer season will provide an opportunity for 1,150 residents and nonresidents to participate on the seven WMAs or three state forests. An additional 2,800 residents and nonresidents will be selected to hunt antlerless deer in the 10 counties that are restricted to antlerless deer hunting. Resident landowners do not need a permit to hunt on their own land. I haven't tried this personally,

but I heard that aluminum sulphate is a good way to keep slugs out of the garden. Slugs have ruined more plants in my gardens than any other kind of pest. I've used slug pesticides before – always the morning after application there would be slug slime all over the yard and brown, shriveled slug carcasses everywhere. The aluminum powder, I'm told is too abrasive for slugs to crawl over and supposedly snakes don't like it either. Has anyone else tried this? Speaking of bugs and snakes, I've often slept in a hammock while warm-weather camping to elevate myself from the snakes, but now there's something to keep the hammock free of bugs as well. The Bug-Free Hammock Shield is basically a mosquito net for the hammock with a double-sided zipper to make it easy to get in and out of. It's $70 and apparently demand has been so great, there's about a one-month waiting list. It completely encloses the hammock, weighs 16 ounces and has 525 holes per square inch. You can also check out a similar screen at

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Putnam County Grand Jury hands down Indictments Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney, Mark A. Sorsaia, reports that thirty-five indictments were returned on July 10th by the July 2013 Term Putnam County Grand Jury alleging forty-eight persons committed one hundred seventysix felonies and twenty-seven misdemeanors. The following is the year of birth, last known address, and offenses for which they were indicted. Jason W. Allen, 1971, Route 1, Box 138, Red House, WV – grand larceny Justin L. Brafford, 1981, 16 Brendenwood Acres, Hurricane, WV – robbery in the first degree Dwayne J. Brant, 1987, 599 Sugar Camp Road, Winfield, WV – uttering a forged writing (6) and financial exploitation of an elderly person Jeffrey S. Childress, 1987, 209 Nicole Drive, Hurricane, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine Orville E. Cobb III, 1973, 77 Marina Park, Hurricane, WV – attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory Michael A. Cozad, 1962, 503 Oakbridge Road, Hurricane, WV – fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer while under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol, third offense, violation of an order of protective and obstructing an officer Bruce W. Cooper, 1966, 704 Plantation Drive, Hurricane, WV – embezzlement David A. Cunningham, 1968, Route 1 Box 14, Liberty, WV – sexual assault in the second degree and sexual abuse in the first degree David R. Davis, Jr., 1980, HC 65 Box 161, Tornado, WV – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (3) and conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance Michael V. Deleon, 1985, RR 4,

Box 356, Hurricane, WV – forgery (2) uttering a forged writing (2) and petit larceny Robert G. Edmonds, 1975, 4324 Ohio River Road, Huntington, WV- grand larceny (4) David D. Fields, 1988, 276 Campbells Creek, Charleston, WV – conspiracy to commit breaking and entering an automobile, fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device and conspiracy to commit fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device Alex N. Foster, 1993, Route 3, Box 445, Milton, WV – forgery (3), uttering a forged writing (3), conspiracy to commit uttering a forged writing (2) and attempt to utter a forged writing Jared C. Hall, 1989, 56 Cobb Street, St. Albans, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine Justin A. Hammond, 1989, 1497 U.S. Route 35, Pliny, WV – breaking and entering, petit larceny and uttering a forged writing (4) Lisa L. Hatfield, 1978, 294 Ada Dell Avenue, Hurricane, WV – forgery (17), uttering a forged writing (17) and financial exploitation of an elderly person Brittany K. Herdman, 1991, 7330 Charleston Road, Leon, WV – conspiracy to commit forgery, forgery, conspiracy to obtain money by false pretense, conspiracy to commit uttering a forged writing and uttering a forged writing Dusty R. Hill, 1989, 117 Sugar Pine Trail, Mount Airy, NC – conspiracy to commit forgery, obtaining money by false pretense, conspiracy to obtain money by false pretense and conspiracy to commit uttering a forged writing Brian C. Hillabold, 1983, 200 Bent Tree Estates, Scott Depot, WV – forgery (7) and uttering a forged writing (7) Ryan C. Hilty, 1992, 121 Margaret Drive, Nitro, WV – driving under the influence of alcohol causing death, driving under the

influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, negligent homicide, failure to drive on right side of roadway, and driving to the left of the roadway outside the marked area Gigi L. Hinchcliffe, 1969, 2859 Upper Charley’s Creek Road, Culloden, WV – attempt to commit murder of the first degree Andrew D. Hodge, 1983, 1344 Frame Street, Charleston, WV – attempt to commit murder of the first degree and wanton endangerment Darrius W. Jacobs, 1993, 5715 HRE Ford Street, Detroit, MI – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Kathryn E. Kelley, 1981, 107 Lone Oak Road, Red House, WV – child neglect creating a risk of serious bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol with a minor within the vehicle (2), driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance Jacob B. Kerr, 1984, 103 Meadow View Drive, Cross Lanes, WV – nighttime burglary and destruction of property Jeremy B. Lane, 1993, 421 Highland Drive, Hurricane, WV – uttering a forged writing and conspiracy to uttering a forged writing (2) Jordan L. Laprad, 1991, 78 Township Road, 1106, Proctorville, OH – uttering a forged writing (2) Antonio Marcillis, 1992, 8511 Indiana Street, Detroit, MI – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance Melissa J. Markham, 1982, 214 Berry Hills #5, Winfield, WV – forgery, uttering a forged writing and obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation Jeffrey M. Mattocks, 1966, 303 Joshua Way, Winfield, WV – failure to provide notice of registration charges (3) Tammy E. McCoy, aka Tammy E. Kelley, aka Tammy E. Ferguson, 1974, 1502 Grapevine Road, Sis-

Putnam County Democrat Club honors Mary Sue Woodson SUBMITTED STORY The Putnam County Democrat Club honored Mary Sue Woodson with the club’s first Meritorious Service Award at a recent dinner meeting at the Putnam County Courthouse. The award was established to honor and thank Ms. Woodson for her many years of dedicated service to the club, the Demo-

cratic Party and especially her support of Democratic candidates. Ms. Woodson served as President of The Putnam County Democrat Club 1997, 1999 and 2010-2013. She initiated beneficial changes to the club, increased membership, fundraising and encouraged members to participate in election campaigns,

and generated multiple club news releases. Ms. Woodson received a special club appreciation award from President Brian Wells in 2000, Democrat of the Year 2012, and was awarded the WVa Democratic Party Putnam County Democrat of the Year in 2010 at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner at the Charleston Civic Center.

sonville, WV – concealment of a minor child (2) Erin L. Miller, 1991, PO Box 193 Winfield, WV – attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory Travis R. Noble, 1989, 126 Countryside Estates, Scott Depot, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine Craig O. Owens, 1970, Route 2, Box 88, Milton, WV – possession of substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (4) and possession of a controlled substance Jacob M. Pauley, 1980, Route 4, Box 272, Hurricane, WV – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (2) and shoplifting Timothy R. Reedy, 1969, Route 1, Box 112, Red House, WV – sexual assault in the second degree and sexual abuse in the first degree Anthony D. Riffel, 1988, 325 Stuart Road, Hurricane, WV – uttering a forged writing (2) Jeffrey D. Riley, Jr., 1986, 157 Honeycutt Road, Pliny, WV – attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory Charles A. Royer, 1962, 2 Nilan Drive, Hurricane, WV – possession of substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and attempt to manufacture a controlled substance Jessica N. Searls, 1986, 391A Adkins Branch Road, St. Albans, WV – grand larceny Chad R. Show, 1988, 11 Wild Goose Trail, Scott Depot, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent

to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine Kinda K. Simpson, 1981, 132 Vaturia Drive, Hurricane, WV – forgery (6), identity theft (2) and fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device (3) Cecil E. Steadman, 1974, 77 Marina Park, Hurricane, WV – attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory, fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer in reckless indifference to the safety of others, obstructing an officer (2), driving on a revoked license-DUI related, improper use of a registration plate, driving a motor vehicle without the required security, reckless driving, fleeing from a law enforcement officer and driving a motor vehicle without the proper equipment Kelsea M. Stone, 1989, 5415 Tanglewood Road, Cross Lanes, WV – grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny Christian G. Thornton, 1985, HC 63, Box 335, Red House, WV – fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving without a valid driver’s license and improper use of a registration plate James P. Warden, 1992, 3358 Whitten Ridge Road, Milton, WV – daytime burglary and grand larceny Matthew J. Wick, 1973, 119 Kilgore Road, Scott Depot, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine Joshua R. Withrow, 1989, 5208 Lee Lane, Cross Lanes, WV – grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny Further, pursuant to Rule 3.6(b)(6) of the West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorneys, the fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime, is merely an accusation, and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Local Church Pursues Vision By Justin Waybright

TEAYS VALLEY - Under the July sun, a cross overlooks 74 acres of love, hope and joy for Putnam County. On a bench, in front of the sprawling property, Teays Valley Church of God Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt opens her Bible to Hebrews 12:1-2. “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God,” the scripture states. The passage inspires Teays Valley Church of God to pursue its vision of creating a communitysurrounded place like no other. “We’re running this race marked out for us as individuals and as a church,” Pratt said. “God has a race for Teays Valley Church of God to run - it’s our mission.” That race includes a 74-acre property, atop a hill off Teays Valley Road. The property, named “Teays Valley Acres,” is a piece of land the church acquired more than 10 years ago under the leadership of Pastor Ken Toler. “Our desire is to bring as many people to Christ as possible and show the love of Christ to as many people as possible,” said Pratt. “This property is a tool to accomplish both missions.” The local pastor sees a new church with a parking lot that can hold up to 1,200 guests. She sees walking trails, a playground, and a recreational facility for the community to use. “It’ll be a place where families can come together and bring children,” Pratt said. “It will be a community center, where every day of the week the doors will be open to Putnam County to use for

Holding on to her promise - Teays Valley Church of God Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt sits on 74-acres of potential. The local preacher reads her Bible and stands on its promises as her church’s newest vision unfolds. Photo by Justin Waybright seniors, moms, families, local sports, conferences, banquets, concerts, and in the winter time a place to come in from the cold.” The land also has potential for soccer and softball fields, an amphitheater, a prayer garden and picnic shelters. Last week, Teays Valley Church of God took its first step in making this vision become reality. The congregation agreed to pursue a $1 million loan for site development. Before the Pratt family moved to Teays Valley, the two knew Teays Valley Acres was special. Thom Pratt used to drive from Ohio to the West Virginia property to seek direction. “I drove up here a lot, praying for God’s vision to unfold,” the Connections Pastor said. More than six years have passed since the Pratts answered their call to help lead the Teays Valley church. In the past, countless members of the congregation have visited the property and saturated it in prayer. Last year, the church buried scriptures in the

ground. “We planted the seeds of faith,” he said. Now, some of those seeds are yielding fruit, said Pastor Pratt. On the property, an undeniable sense of peace envelops itself. Birds sing. Butterflies dance across the grass. “The property itself is a sanctuary all its own, with or without a building,” she said. Brenda Kraft has attended Teays Valley Church of God for more than one year. She is excited to see it move forward with the project. “It’s a vision put into place a long time ago and continues to be a vision here” Kraft said. “It’s so community-focused, and people use it all the time.” The local resident is proud to attend a church that she believes is headed in the right direction with community outreach. “It’s a phenomenal experience,” said Kraft. “We’re getting together with families, helping others and bringing them to Christ.”

Seeking help from above - Connections Pastor Thom Pratt prays for Teays Valley Church of God’s vision to unfold. The former Ohio resident visited Teays Valley Acres to seek spiritual guidance before moving to the area more than six years ago. Photo by Justin Waybright Thom Pratt agrees. “It’s a blessing - I’m excited to see God moving,” he said. Pratt believes unity among the congregation has helped move the church and this project forward. “We pray in every decision that we’ll all stay united through this piece of the journey that God leads us through,” he said. Pastor Pratt is thankful that her congregation supports this journey and is willing to serve in it. “We’ve been waiting on God’s timing, and there’s peace in that,” she said. “We have to realize in this race that we’re running dif-

ferent paces - walking, running and sprinting.” The church visionary continued, “Now, we’re running.” After securing its loan for site preparation, the church must get an appraisal on its current property. Then, it can move forward with construction of a new facility. Teays Valley Church of God is praying for a $1 million gift to help it accomplish the vision: to connect with the community and show love to everyone. For more information, visit

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HERD FROM PAGE 1 choose his appearance,” Turner said. “He is as iconic as Old Main and his public appearances extend well beyond the field, so we think it’s important to hear from them.” All Marshall fans, alumni, students and staff are encouraged to cast their votes via Facebook. Matt Hayes, Marshall’s executive director of alumni relations, said, “This is a great concept, a wonderful way to involve alumni and friends of Marshall who care deeply about how the mascot embodies and represents the face of the university. I’m sure the Herd nation will not be shy and will make their voices heard.” A costume maker has provided three concepts from which the voters can choose from now through midnight Saturday, Aug. 10. They are: Option 1: Current Marco. Option 2: A partial makeover of

current Marco. This “hybrid” version of current Marco includes returning to the hoof feet and fur-covered legs of the previous mascot costume. Option 3: A more complete makeover. This new design more closely resembles the previous Marco with a friendlier face and bison goatee. Aaron Goebbel, associate director of athletics for external affairs, said, “Marco represents our fans and they are the ones he is most involved with. It’s magical when Marco shows up at an event and he always wants to look his best. And we think it will be a lot of fun having the voting done on social media.” Voting has begun on Marshall’s Facebook site – – and participants can vote only once. The Marco costume that receives the most votes will be announced on

Facebook on Monday, Aug. 12. Once the design is finalized, Turner said he expects the new costume to be completed in time for Marshall’s homecoming game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium Saturday, Oct. 5, against UTSA. Game time is 2 p.m. As a reward for helping select one of the three concepts, someone will win tickets and a tailgate package for four to the first Thundering Herd football game of the season, scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at home against Miami (Ohio). They also will receive Marshall hooded sweatshirts. Artist renderings of the three choices, and photos of the old Marco and the current Marco, can be found at ewsPhotos-4/Marcos-New-Look2013.

Proper pruning prolongs life of Tree Consult a professional arborist before cutting Trees should be pruned according to national standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). A certified International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) arborist, who is knowledgeable about ANSI standards, is the ideal person to consult before starting any pruning job or hiring someone to do it for you. Topping trees involves removing all parts of a tree above a certain height, but is only a temporary and ineffective solu-

tion to height reduction. Topping should be avoided if possible. Trees that are topped have shorter life spans and often become hazards to homeowners and their neighbors. Topping often removes 50-100 percent of the tree’s leafy crown, essentially starving the tree because the leaves are what produce food for the tree. The scars left behind by the removal of large branches can’t heal as readily and leave the tree vulnerable to insect invasion

and the spread of decay. New limbs that sprout are usually weaker and not able to withstand high winds and heavy snowfalls. Older trees, including beeches, do not re-sprout easily and can die more quickly than others. Moneywise, topped trees need pruned more often and can reduce property value due to poor aesthetics. To find a certified arborist near you or to check an arborist’s credentials, visit

Limited bear firearms season permit applications now available SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV – Hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 25Dec. 7, 2013 on private land in 19 counties, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Barbour, Braxton, Clay, Grant, Greenbrier, Hardy, Lewis, Mercer, Mineral, Monroe, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster counties will be open for concurrent bear hunting during the traditional buck-gun season by permit only. Resident landowners, their resident children or resident tenants who live on the land are not required to apply for a limited bear firearms season permit or purchase a class DS bear hunting stamp to bear hunt on their own land.

“Counties that will be open for bear hunting during the buckgun season are above their management objective and need additional bears harvested to achieve their goal,” Carpenter said. “Timing is critical when setting bear hunting seasons, and the limited bear firearms season will occur when the maximum number of hunters are in the woods. This is the first time that hunters in the majority of these counties will have the opportunity to harvest a black bear during the buck-gun season, and we hope they will take advantage of it.” Each hunter must fill out a separate application that must be signed, dated, legible, complete, and received by the DNR Application Section by Aug. 19. Successful applicants will be sent an “Eligibility Card” (permit) in October. This permit will

indicate the county in which the applicant may hunt and provide instructions for obtaining a class DS stamp. Neither the permit, nor the class DS stamp, is transferrable, and the county of hunt cannot be changed. Applications will be available at the following locations: online at; hunting license agents; DNR District Offices; DNR Elkins Operations Center; and the DNR Main Office in South Charleston. Completed applications must be mailed to the Application Section, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241-0067 by Aug. 19. Details concerning bear hunting seasons can be found on pages 36-39 of the 2013-2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary.

Taking a Dip on a Hot Summer Day

What with the past few days of summer being rather warm, these five feathered friends decided to take to the water and enjoy a cool dip at a local ‘swimming’ spot. Photo by Justin Waybright

West Virginia FILMmakers Festival Seeks Submissions from around the World SUTTON, WV – The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival, which will be held in Sutton’s Elk Theatre the weekend of Oct. 4-6, is expanding its horizons this year. “The big news this year is that we have opened submissions for films worldwide,” festival director Caitlin Renée Campbell said. “We have a special interest in films shot in West Virginia, about West Virginia and made by West Virginians. This West Virginia focus was reflected in the first 13 years of the festival. In our 14th year, we are reaching out to include films and filmmakers worldwide. Opening the festival up, we are excited to grow and see what is submitted on this broader scale.” Categories in the festival competition include: narrative, documentary, shorts, experimental/animation/music

video and student, with prizes awarded in these categories. “This year, as in the past, we will select a West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year,” Campbell said. The deadline for submission of entries is Aug. 15, 2013. More information is available at the festival’s website, a t wvfilmmakersfest/home, or by email at: The festival’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 382, Sutton, WV 26601. The West Virginia FILMmakers Festival will be held the same weekend as the Sutton Fall Festival, find out more about the Sutton Fall Festival at: /site/fallfestivalsutton/home.

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Page 10 – August 3-4,2013 Across 1. Wedding pledges 5. Detective, at times 9. “___ on a Hot Tin Roof,” Williams play 12. Correct, as text 14. #1 spot 15. Cornstarch brand 16. Inhabitant of “The First State” 18. Engine sound 19. Fergie’s ex 20. Shops that forge metal 22. Book part 24. “___ Calloways” (Disney film) 25. Crash site? 28. Bent 30. Auld lang syne 31. Halo, e.g. 33. Arduous journey 35. Stage item 38. Agenda 39. Curtain fabric 41. One of the two main branches of orthodox Islam 42. Allow entrance 44. 100 cents 45. Missile with several warheads 46. Andy’s radio partner 48. Alpine sight 50. ___ Dee River 51. Come to 52. Container for nitroglycerin

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54. Substances that chemically corrode 57. Carve 61. Arch type 62. Large in size or quantity 64. Brews 65. Flightless flock 66. Paperlike cloth made from bark 67. Big ___ Conference 68. Eastern music 69. Back

Down 1. Sacred Hindu writings 2. Black cat, maybe 3. Fuse 4. Tangle 5. Toni Morrison’s “___ Baby” 6. Air force heroes 7. Mosque V.I.P. 8. Mercifulness 9. Carnival boat (2 wds) 10. Acquiesce 11. High spots 13. Dork 15. Maxim 17. Looks for 21. God with a hammer 23. Madcap comedy 25. Perry Como’s “___ Loves Mambo” 26. “___ Lang Syne”

27. Person who reacts to situations in an exaggerated manner (2 wds) 29. Emergency supply 32. Ill will arousing active hostility (pl.) 34. Bolshoi rival 36. Cork’s country

37. 1990s party 40. Theory that reality consists of a single element 43. Exactly (3 wds) 47. Chip off the old block 49. Implied 51. American symbol 53. Kind of cycle

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Naval Nearest Nickel Nuclear Pearl Plurals Raises Refrigerator Rides Rings Ripen Rusty Stanza Super Teething Thirds Truck

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ISABELLE ANGELIQUE TUCKER ALLMAN Isabelle Angelique Tucker Allman, 76, of Elkview, died at home on July 19, 2013, after a short illness. Mrs. Allman was a member of the Salvation Army Citadel Corps of Charleston and was a former waitress for Bob Evans and Shoney's Restaurants. Preceding her in death were her husband, Jerry Lee Allman, Sr.; daughter, Tammy Sue Jones; granddaughter, Bianca Starr McGill; parents, Harry and Mamie Tucker; brothers, Maywood, Carmel, Audel, Delbert, Clifford, Berl, Roscoe and R.W. Tucker; sisters, Sarah King and Connie Walker. Survivors include, sons, Jerry Lee Allman, Jr. (Pam) of St. Albans, Dale Ray Allman (Kim) of Sissonville and Richard Lee Allman (Jennifer) of Charleston; daughters, Della Ann Snyder (Bob) and Teresa Lynn Allman, both of Elkview, and Kayla Ann Perez (Jose) of Sissonville; nine grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; several step grandchildren; and step great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, at the Salvation Army Citadel Corps, Charleston, with Major Joyce Michaels officiating. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Park, Pocatalico.

REGINALD V. BUNTING Reginald V. Bunting, 85, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2013, at Dunbar Care and Rehabilitation Center. Reginald was a member of Elk River Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Appalachian Fiddlers Association. He worked as a baker for Mr. Donut in Kanawha City for 28 years. Preceding him in death were his parents, Willard and Emily Vance Bunting; wives, Lena Belle

Bunting and Annis Bunting; son, Jack Hunter; and daughters, Helen Gamon and Roberta. Survivors include his brothers, David "Bill" Bunting and wife, Thelma, of Charleston and Jerry Booth and wife, Barbara, of Huntington; sister, Pauline Zanker of Parma, Ohio; stepson, David Hunter of St. Albans; stepdaughter, Ann Settle of Florida; and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends who are also left to mourn his passing. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, at CunninghamParker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Ledsome officiating. Entombment was in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. The family will accept memorial online condolences at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home assisted the Bunting family.

ARLIE M. "MICKEY" CARROLL Arlie M. "Mickey" Carroll, 74, of Glasgow, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He is a retired operator of Columbia Gas Transmission and a former coach of Little League Football and Baseball. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanetta Barton Carroll. He is survived by his sons, Rory (Anna) Carroll of St. Albans, Eric T. (Susan) Carroll of Glasgow and Willy Barton of Spring Hill, W.Va.; daughter, Teyanne M. Chambers of Glasgow; sisters, Judy Cline and Betty Breeden, both of Mammoth; he is survived by several grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren who were the love of his life. Services were held Monday, July 22, at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Cedar Grove with Rev. Roy Lyons officiating. Burial will follow at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family via website Cooke Funeral Home, Cedar Grove was in charge of arrangements.

BEULAH EVON ARMSTEAD COHERNOUR Beulah Evon Armstead Cohernour, 79, of Scott Depot, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, following a long illness. Evon, a devout Christian, was a member and usher at New Millennium Full Gospel Fellowship in St. Albans and a nurse for 28 years. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Gay and Gladys Dail (Jett) Armstead. Evon was also preceded in death by her ex-husband, Roy Clyde Droddy Sr.; brothers, Edward, Richard and Raymond Gay Armstead; and sis-

ters, Ethel White and Carol Carmichael. Survivors include her sons, Roy Clyde Droddy Jr. of Georgia and James Droddy of North Carolina; daughter, Jeanie Addington of Scott Depot; and grandchildren, Chris Clark, Roy Clyde Droddy III and Elizabeth Droddy. There will be a memorial service in Evon's honor at a later date. Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, assisted the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

MARY CATHERINE HOYLE CURD Mary Catherine Hoyle Curd, 73, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley. She was born February 13, 1940, in Rockville, Md., the daughter of the late William and Adelaide Hoyle. She was a homemaker and loved quilting and needlepoint and enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her children, Kenneth Blaine Curd of St. Albans, Stephen Arnold Curd of Milton, Christine Lynne Grant of Buffalo and Douglas Roy Curd of Black Betsy. In addition to her children, she is survived by her companion of 31 years, Earl Griffith; and a brother, John Hoyle of Rockville, Md.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by a brother, William Hoyle. Services were held Tuesday, July 23, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial was in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom. Condolences may be offered online by visiting

HELEN IMOGENE DAILEY Helen Imogene Dailey, 85, of Eleanor, passed away July 17, 2013. She was born June 19, 1928, a daughter of the late Raymond and Eva Bias. She was a long-time member of Midway EUB Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star in Buffalo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Silas Dailey Jr.; brothers, William and Jack Bias; and sisters, Margaret Thornton and Betty Bunger. Helen loved to play the piano, cook and sew. Those left to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Belinda Farley and her husband, Donald "Buck," of Cross Lanes and Terry Spencer and her husband, Joseph, of Cross Lanes. Also surviving are two grandsons, Matthew Tanner Smith and his wife, Elizabeth, and Tyler Andrew Smith and his wife, Malea; and one granddaughter, Bailey Eliza-

August 3-4,2013 – Page 11 beth Smith. The family wishes to express their appreciation for all of the wonderful care given by the staff of Putnam Center in Teays Valley and to the nurses with HospiceCare. It was Helen's wish to be cremated. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

SAMIA MITRI GHAREEB DIRANI Samia Mitri Ghareeb Dirani, 68, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord on Sunday, July 21, 2013, when her life was cut short by cancer. She was loved by so many and her presence will be missed by all. Samia leaves a legacy of service with all who knew her. She was born the eldest daughter in a family of eight children in the small village of Aita El-Fokhar, Lebanon, and began helping care for her family at a young age. She then continued the role of caretaker when her dear husband, Saleem, fell ill early in their marriage. Samia moved to the U.S. in 1988 with her son, George, where he would continue his education and become a successful dentist. While here, she remained tirelessly devoted to caring for her family and continually sacrificed herself to serve others in every way. Samia was a member of St. George Cathedral and the Shums Il Bir charity club. She lovingly cared for many in her extended family, including her Uncle Paul, and selflessly cared for her mother until her death after a full 96 years of life. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed her trips back to Lebanon, where she introduced her grandchildren, nieces and nephews to her treasured Lebanese values, culture and traditions. Samia's greatest emphasis in life was the importance of family above all. She remains a vibrant source of life within her family and will always be remembered for her animated, passionate speech, amazing culinary skills, immaculate attention to detail, natural sense of style and fashion and graceful poise. She strived for and demanded excellence in all areas of life and we will always want to be more like her. We thank God for our time with her and for all that He has done for us through her. Her essence is woven into the very fiber of our being. Samia was preceded in death

by her husband, Saleem Dirani; brothers, Fahme and George Ghareeb; and parents, Mitri and Lutfieh Ghareeb. Samia is survived by her son, Dr. George Dirani of Beirut, Lebanon, along with his wife, Roula, and grandchildren, Saleem and Gabriella. Siblings, Dr. Sami Ghareeb and wife, Kay, Haifa Asmar and husband, Antoine, Mike Ghareeb and wife, Kim, Awatif Shalhoub and husband, Father John, and brother, Mounir Ghareeb, will grieve her loss. She also leaves behind her nieces and nephews and their families, Dr. Mitri Ghareeb, Aline D'Amman, Dr. Samia Turner, Elie Asmar, Dr. George Shalhoub, Dr. Steven Ghareeb, Rabih Asmar, Dr. Cindy Massey, Sabrina Ghareeb, Michael Shalhoub, Kathleen Scarberry, Michael Ghareeb, Danielle Ghareeb, Dr. Erica Ghareeb, Ramzi Asmar, Dr. Paul Ghareeb, Samuel Shalhoub, Mark Ghareeb, Corey Leadmon, Elias Ghareeb, Ziad Ghareeb and Matthew Ghareeb, along with her grand-nieces and -nephews, Kalila, Samira, Jayden, Lionel, Christopher, Aleeya, Sami, Raphael, Lucas, Elias, Kinsley, Amos, Chloe, Garnett, Lily, Rhea, Juliet and Gabriel, who will all miss their treasured Aunt Samia. Services were held at St. George Cathedral Wednesday, July 24, with Father Stephen De Young and Father John Shalhoub officiating. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family asks that donations are made to St. George Cathedral, P.O. Box 2044, Charleston, WV 25327, in her memory. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to a very special niece, Dr. Samia Turner, who, with great love and tender compassion, cared for her Aunt Samia and was constantly by her side. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Dirani, Ghareeb, Asmar and Shalhoub families.

AMAZON "ANN" GIBSON EVES Amazon "Ann" Gibson Eves passed quietly on July 22, 2013. Born May 15, 1920, to Martha Dela Young Gibson and Shelva Gibson in Fraziers Bottom, she had four sisters, Oma Gibson Foster, Mary Gibson Melton, Velma "Bob" Gibson Gillispie and Vada Gibson Sisson, and four brothers,

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Page 12 – August 3-4,2013 John Evert Gibson, Kenneth Gibson, Merle "Dock" Gibson and Oliver Gibson. All are deceased. She is survived by James "Jim" E. Eves Jr., her beloved husband of 69 years; her only child, Beverly Leslie; five grandchildren, Brad and Donna Leslie, Cam Leslie and Karla Ferguson, William Leslie and Terri Higginbotham, Laura and Joe McCullough and Kathy and Jon Lilly; and 15 great-grandchildren, Jennifer Leslie, David Leslie and Sarah Sportman, Matthew Lilly, Daniel Leslie, Zach Lilly, Seth Leslie, John Leslie, Madeline Leslie, Julie Leslie, Cameron Lilly, Katie McCullough, Caleb Leslie, Sam McCullough, Isaac Lilly and Jacob McCullough. Ann lived in Huntington for 50 years. During that time she was a member of Tucker Memorial Baptist Church and worked for Blue Jay Manufacturing Company and Maidenform. She moved to Scott Depot in 1971 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. After she and Jim retired, they enjoyed camping in RV parks with Good Samaritan Club members, often spending their summers at Myrtle Beach, S.C. She was an exceptional cook, a talented seamstress, an enthusiastic gardener and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. Her family and friends will miss her sweet personality and quick wit. A graveside service was held Thursday, July 25, at Ridgelawn Memorial Park Abbey of Devotion Mausoleum by Dr. Jeffrey Johnson. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, assisted the family.

JOHN E. FILIPEK John E. Filipek, 52, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Hurricane, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. Born May 31, 1961, in Charleston, John was a son of the late Loyce Jean Meador Filipek and Walter V. Filipek of Hurricane. In addition to his father, he is survived by sisters, Cathie (Tom) Merriman of Lexington, S.C., and Linda K. (Tom) Lightfoot of Chesapeake, Va.; and brothers, Mark (Glenna Jean) Filipek of Milton and Walter David Filipek of Cross Lanes. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and extended family. As he wished, John was cremated. A memorial service to honor his life was held Saturday, July 27, at Cunningham Memorial

Park Lower Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans, with Pastor Cheryl Carey officiating. Donations may be made to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709. You may share memories or condolences with the family at m. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements

MARGARET MARIE (HOLLEY) GRIMES Marie (Holley) Margaret Grimes, 86, of Milton, WV, formerly New Haven and Evans, WV, passed away July 21, 2013, in the Rose Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center, Culloden. She was born June 21, 1927, in Huntington, WV a daughter of the late Anise James and Mary Louise (Morehead) Holley. Her brothers, Gerald Holley, and George Holley, a sister, June Schulte and a grandson, Christopher Gage Carter, also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of the New Haven Baptist Church. Margaret was a devout Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart and showed her love to all. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 wonderful years, Melvin Lee “Jack” Grimes; daughter, Kay and her husband, Danny Ford of Milton; son and his wife, Jimmy and Sue Grimes of Milton; grandchildren, Sherry (David) Wendell, Heather Ford, Kerie (Tim) Lewis, and Chance Grimes; great grandchildren, C.J. Grimes, Coleton Carter, and Abby Wendell; brother, Lester Holley of Ravenswood, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Danny Davis and Danny Ford officiating. Committal service was held Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, WV. Donations are preferred to: Rose Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center, 30 Hidden Brook Way, Culloden, WV 25510

KAREN LYNN (SUMMERS) HODGES Karen Lynn (Summers) Hodges, 58, of Clendenin, died July 20, 2013, at home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold "Lefty" and

Margaret Summers, and her sister, Mary Summers. Karen was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She will be sadly missed, especially by her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Thomas R. "Randy" Hodges; son, Jason (Jessica) Hodges of Winfield; son, Jeffery D. "J.D." (Melissa) Hodges of Charleston; brother, Jeffrey Summers (Barbara) of Point Pleasant; and her beloved grandchildren, Braedyn and Lauryn Hodges of Winfield and Kelsie and Hailey Hodges of Charleston. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with her close friend, the Rev. Sherry Kinsey officiating. Burial was in Douglas Cemetery, Ivydale, alongside her parents and sister. Please make a donation to the CAMC Foundation, 3412 Staunton Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304 or call 304-388-9860. Special thank you to the physicians and nursing team at the David Lee Cancer Center and to Hospice for making it possible for her to spend her last hours at home. Online condolences may be made at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, was in charge of the arrangements.

DAISY CORENE JENKINS Daisy Corene Jenkins, 78, of Lesage W.Va., widow of Harry Rondal Jenkins, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Chapman's Mortuary, with Rev. Don Reynolds officiating. Entombment was in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. She was born April 24, 1935, in Mason County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Luther and Nowlia Camp Cremeans. In addition to her parents and husband, twin daughters Darlene and Charlene Jenkins also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and was a member of Cremeans Chapel Church. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Terry M. and Debra F. Jenkins of Lesage, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Terry M. Jenkins II of Lesage, and Tracie Michelle Jenkins Painter and Chris Painter of Lowell, N.C.; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Deloris Reynolds, Bernice Heaberlin, and Lillian Jeffers all of Huntington, and Julia and Norman Hinkle of Ashton, W.Va.; one brother and sister-in-law Mana and Sandra Cremeans of Hurricane, W.Va.; three great-granddaughters Kinslee Jenkins, Sydnee Jenkins and Addyson Painter; a special friend and caregiver Shirley Waugh. Please make donations to the

The Putnam Standard Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Rd., Huntington, WV 25702. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

OSA KING JR. Osa King Jr., 74, of Hamlin, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Highland District Hospital, Hillsboro, Ohio. Born November 16, 1938, in Winfield, he was a son of the late Osa Sr. and Maudie Merle Estep King. Also preceding him in death were several brothers and sisters, as well as his wife of 54 years, Alice L. King, who passed away March 18, 2013. He was the owner/operator of a local high pressure water blasting company and served his country with the United States Marine Corps. Surviving are his children, Allyson Lorraine Chaney (Tim) of Hillsboro, Ohio, Janette Gunn (David) of Clarksville, Tenn., and Bryan King (Dee) of Hamlin; his grandchildren, Dawn, Joshua, Katherine, Janelle, BJ, Shaina and Ben; and his great-grandchildren, Cede, Devin, Emma, Kali and Caiden. He is also survived by his sisters, Loney, Nancy and Linda. A time of sharing was held Wednesday, July 24 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Burial, with military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 111, Hamlin, was at Winfield Cemetery, Winfield. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

DENZIL RAY LACY Mr. Denzil Ray Lacy, 69, of Poca, passed away July 22, 2013, at CAMC General Hospital. He was retired from Broughton Dairy and a former employee of Purity Maid Bakery. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Irene Lacy. Denzil is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mrs. Patsy Lacy; daughter, Julie Wiess; brothers, Terry and Joe Cavender; and grandchildren, John F. Stover II, Cody Alan Lacy-Wiess and Cory Ray LacyWiess. A tribute to the life of Mr. Denzil Ray Lacy was held Thursday, July 25, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Lacy officiating. Entombment was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Lacy family.

NONA DAVENPORT LOWE Nona Davenport Lowe, 94, of Mableton, Ga., formerly of Hurricane, died July 16, 2013. Survivors include her sons, William, Jimmy, Donnie and Johnny Lowe; daughter, Ruth Ann Beckner; grandchildren, Debra

Lynn Heestand and Diana Lowe; brother, Frank Davenport Jr.; and sisters, Martha Jane Ferrell, Betty Ennis, Sally Chrest, Cindy Armstrong and Deanna Cottrell. Memorial services were held Saturday, July 20, at White Columns Chapel, Mableton. Graveside services were held at Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Condolences:

MARJORY ANN MORRIS Marjory Ann Morris passed away Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born in Hempstead, N.Y., on May 8, 1918, where her family had lived since 1644. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in art and interior design. However, she chose to pursue a career as wife and mother. Marge was an avid golfer, opera buff and classical music lover. She was a long-time supporter of the West Virginia Symphony and Community Music Association and a member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and Sleepy Hollow Golf Club. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 70 years, Robert V. Morris of Nitro; children, Marilyn (Conrad) Simon and Robert H. (Shirley) Morris, all of Waynesboro, Va., and Cynthia (Norman) Maret of St. Albans; grandchildren, Conrad, Jeffrey and Christopher Simon, Cody and Travis Morris and Carole and Martin Maret; and three greatgrandchildren, Benjamin, Daniel and Rebecca Simon. The family asks that donations are made to the Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Inc., Attn: Lois Payne, 123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301 or West Virginia Public Radio, 600 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, which provided our mother with the beautiful music she so loved.

TROY W. ROOPER Troy W. Rooper, 83, of Scott Depot, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his home. Born April 16, 1930, in Teays, he was a son of the late Dallas and Esther Meadows Rooper. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patsy R. Joyce Rooper, and his brother, James Elmer Rooper. Troy retired from Putnam County Technical School in 1986, where he taught building construction and various trades. He was a member of Teays Valley Church of God and served his country as a paratrooper with the United States Army during the Korean era. Surviving are his son, Mark (Jennifer) Rooper of Scott Depot; his sisters, Geraldine (Francis) Parks of Blanchester, Ohio, and Louise (Gordon) Johnson of Hurricane; his brother, Ken (Barbara) Rooper of Hurricane; and his grandchildren, Holly, Grant and Callie Rooper and J.D. Marion. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 25, at Teays Valley Church of God, Scott Depot, with


The Putnam Standard Pastor Melissa Pratt officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane assisted the family. Online condolences may also be offered by visiting

EDITH JOCELYN (EPLING) TINNEY Edith Jocelyn (Epling) Tinney, 77, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed

away July 8, 2013. She was born February 10, 1936, in Belington, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kester and Edith Epling; husband, George Tinney; sister, Sibyl Brooks; and daughter, Susan Tinney. Surviving are brother, Vince (Emma) Epling of Scott Depot, W.Va.; and sons, Joe (Jane) Johnson of Pomeroy, Ohio, Kevin Miller and Kenny Tinney, both of Jacksonville, Fla.

She was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

JAMES LESTER WEBB Mr. James Lester Webb, 80, of Liberty, passed away July 22, 2013, at home. James taught school in a oneroom schoolhouse after graduating college in the early 1950s. He retired from Avtex Fibers and was a former employee of Putnam Aging and Heck's Warehouse. He

August 3-4,2013 – Page 13 loved to fish and loved his country. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram and Arnie Webb; and sister, Arlene Hammack. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mrs. Vernice Lee Webb; daughter, Mona and husband, Kerry James, of Liberty; and brothers, Billy Webb of Liberty, Kenneth Webb of St. Albans and Arbie Webb of Winfield. A tribute to the life of Mr. James

Lester Webb was held Thursday, July 25, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alvie Witt officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Webb family


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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. & 11:00 a.m. Rev. Harry Cramer, Pastor. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road - Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7:00 p.m. Buffalo Church of God - Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7:00 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. 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. Cross of Grace Lutheran Church - 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Handicap accessible. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. Bible Study: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pastor: Tom Quickel. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 pm, Sunday Evening Service 7 pm; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7pm. 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 – Hurricane Sunday & Wednesday evenings we invite your family to find their niche in our growing Adult & Family Ministries, exciting Youth & Children’s Ministries— featuring AWANA Club on Sunday evenings! For more information find First Baptist Church of Hurricane on Facebook or call us at 304.562.9281. We are located at 2635 Main Street in Hurricane and look forward to welcoming you. Those

not able to make it to church are invited to tune in Sundays at 9:00 AM to 103.3fm (WTCR) for our pre-recorded program. You can listen on the radio or listen online at 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. LOVE GOD – LOVE PEOPLE – SERVE. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV 25526. Sunday Morning Adult & Children’s Services, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Phone: (304) 5623074. Email: 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 pm. Pastor: Woody Willard. 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 304-437-2740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 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. 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 Rd. Hurricane, WV. "Helping the hurt get out of the dirt". Service TimesSunday morning 10:00 am; Sunday eve. 6:00 pm; Wed. Eve Bible study 7:00 pm. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm. All area Churches welcome.

Heaven is obtainable, Hell is avoidable. We still preach The Book, The Blood and, The Blessed Hope. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-617-2752. 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 10:00; Sunday School 11:00. 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 504 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 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7:00 p.m. Tim 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 304-586-2832.

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.

The Putnam Standard Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:00am Sunday School, 10:45am Morning Worship. Wednesday’s: 6:45pm 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. 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, 304-5862180. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560. (304)7574604. Prayer Meeting 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Family Night for all ages 6:30-7:00 p.m. Fellowship Meal, Studies 7:00 - 8:00 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.

As a service to our community we will list your church in our weekly “Time For Service” free of charge as space provides. Just send us • The Name of Your Church • Where Your Church Is Located • The Days And Times of Church Services • Pastor’s Name • Phone Number Simply fax or mail this information to us or give us a call at (304) 743-6731.

P.O. Box 186 Culloden, WV 25510 Phone: 304-743-6731 Fax: 304-562-6214

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YARD SALE – 163 Washington Circle, Teays Valley. August 2 & 3 from 8:00 4:00. (1tp 7-30) ESTATE SALE – Kitchen cabinets, vanities, antiques, teacher supplies & Holiday books. decorations and much, much more. Just past Interstate on Mason Road, Milton. Watch for signs. Friday & Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd; 8:00 – 4:00. (1tp 7-30) EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY *Faculty Career Opportunities* Extension Specialist: 4-H Youth Development Unit Civic Engagement/Global Education Morgantown, West Virginia This position is a faculty tenuretrack, appointment with West Virginia


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University Extension Service in Morgantown, West Virginia. This position provides statewide leadership in the area of youth civic engagement, service learning and global education through experiential education. Extension, research, and educational programs in civic engagement help youth improve their skills in these vital areas. Extension provides unbia s e d , research-based information and education for youth to acquire knowledge, skills, and motivation to build practical life skills. Master’s degree required Extension Agent: 4H Youth Development, Lincoln County, West Virginia The successful candidate for this position will provide residents of Lincoln County, West Vir-

ginia with educational programs in the areas of 4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources, families and health, and community economic workforce development. Master’s degree required. Extension Agent: 4H Youth Development, Brooke County, West Virginia This position is primarily responsible for 4-H youth development programming in Brooke County. In this assignment, the agent will also be expected to ensure access to and provide oversight of programs in the areas of families and health promotion and of natural resources. This position will be assigned to the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Unit for administrative purposes. Master’s

degree required. To apply: submit a cover letter indicating the position you are applying for and outlining experience and qualifications; Resume or curriculum vitae that includes dates of employment/supervisor names and contact information; and a list of three references including contact information; and Transcripts (can be unofficial by hard copy (no faxes accepted) or electronic. All application material must be in electronic Word submission in ONE word file. Applications received before the April 3 screening date will be given first priority. To be considered, send the ONE word file with all your application material, excluding transcripts to EHRRecruitment@mail.wvu.ed u. For a complete

position announcement, salary information and applications process, visit our web-site at http://humanresources.ext.wvu.ed u / e m p l oy m e n t . WVU is an EEO/AA organization. (3tc 7-23 wvu)

vided. 1-800-3194206 EOE. (2tc 7-23 pca)

TWO LOTS – Forest Memorial; top of cemetery, in center, with vaults. $1800.00. Call 352528-2286 Fla. (1tp 7-30)

FOR SALE - Lake Washington Lot #F2 in Hurricane, WV $800.00. Phone 440-322-0580. (rtc 4-23)

RN/LPN - VALLEY HEALTH is looking for RN/LPNs for its Hurricane and Poca offices. The successful candidate must be energetic and possess the ability to work as part of the team to provide quality patient care. Great benefits! Great hours! Current WV nursing licensure is required. Apply online at EOE. (2tc 7-23 vh) HM/PERSONAL ASSISTANTS NEEDED - to assist the elderly in Poca, Winfield, Hurricane, St. Albans and Nitro areas. Free training is pro-

DRIVERS: CDLA TEAMS & SINGLES - Owner Operators & Company Drivers Wanted. $1000 Sign On Bonus for Dedicated O/O Lanes. Great Home Time, Safety Bonus Program, Benefits available after 90 days. 6-mo verifiable exp. Call 502664-1433. (2t 7-23) WANTED – Outside sales representative for local newspaper. Part-time position. Call Bill at 304-743-6731. (rtc 3-12) DRIVERS: CDL-A Home Weekly! Avg 60k year! $1000 Sign-On bonus! Must qualify for tank and hazmat endorsement. www.RandRtruck.c om, 1-866-2048006. (2t 7-23)


DANNY’S HILLBILLY DITCHDIGGERS – Water, electric, gas & drain lines installed. 304586-9914, 304-3890715. (rtc 11-29) MOBILE HOME PARTS

SPECIALS GOING ON! – Doors, Skirting, Windows, etc. (304) 391-5863. (rtc 10-11 hmo) VACATION RENTALS

MYRTLE BEACH CONDO FOR RENT – 2 BR, 2BA, pool, Jacuzzi. Views of ocean & city from 9th Floor. 856935-2931. (5tp 7-2)


3LA-Z-BOY CUSHION COUCH – with rolled arms; 2-cushioned loveseat, 1 ottoman. $750.00. Call 304-419-2685. (7-16) AVON, AVON, AND MORE AVON – Been looking for an Avon representative? Look no further. Great products, great prices! Call Cheryl at 304-840-5485. (716) NORITAKE CHINA - Golden Cove 5 piece place setting, service for 12. Original $1,650, asking $1,200. Call for more information 304-757-4584. (rtc)

Yard Sales, For Sale, For Rent, Odd Jobs, Will Hire.... Place Your Classified in the ʻStandardsʼ ONE RUN, ONE PRICE! Call 743-6731

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Live - Love - Dance For A Cure! Zumbathon for Mesothelioma SUBMITTED STORY Asbestos is everyone’s problem! Mesothelioma is hard to say, hard to spell and hard to understand! It is a cancer with no cure and very little treatment options at this time. When Missy Dorsey Bowles lost her father to meso five years ago and just three weeks after diagnosis, she knew she had to do something to help others who face this scary diagnosis. "Seeing it take my daddy was heartbreaking and life changing in itself, but knowing others were dying too and knowing how selfless my daddy was, I had to step up in his place and in his name and help others" she says. Usually meso takes those in retirement years due to exposure time and when symptoms start, usually 20-50 years later. Recently Missy has connected with several young people who have received the diagnosis. "I keep fighting for this reason, a 28-year-old boy is fighting for his life and a 36-year-old lost her life just one month ago after fighting her meso battle for 6 years. She leaves behind a husband and a 10 year old son. I have connected with many others living and fighting for their lives through my efforts to raise re-

search funds. It is heartbreaking because asbestos is still not banned in the United States. Something that is SAD and SHOCKING!!! I hope to be a 'go to' for those locally who may need guidance and help if ever they need assistance in getting this diagnosis and give them hope and direction with compassion, because I didn't have this when I needed it." she expresses. Brian Prim with Prim Law Firm in Hurricane, WV has stepped up to sponsor Missy’s events as well as help her in all efforts to make these events successful. “Brian and his staff are a great asset to have on my side,” she quotes, “Without him and participating members, this community fundraiser would not be possible.” Missy also hosts a RODs Benefit for Meso Fundraising Event Day, set for Sept 21, 2013 in Eleanor, WV. This is her 4th year for the 5k run/walk and benefit fun day to bring awareness and raise funds for research. Please keep watch for further announcements about this day as it gets closer. If you LOVE Zumba or have always wanted to try it, please come join this benefit, a great cause and dance to save lives.

Missy and her Daddy. Courtesy photo Bring your friends and/or groups of zumba classes, dress in your favorite purple and lime green attire and come support this cause – Mesothelioma is taking more lives every day. When: August 24, 2013 Where: Poca Middle School Gym Registration: $15 - August 1 ($20 after that date). Noon - 2:00 For more information or registration forms, please visit m, call Missy at 304-395-0636 or stop by Generation Impact Center in Poca and see Danielle.

August 24th, 2013 marks the 71st Birthday of Missy's daddy, Richard O. Dorsey and the day for the 2nd Annual Zumbathon for Mesothelioma. Danielle Dunkley (a zumba instructor at Generations in Poca) will be leading the Zumbathon as well as a few other instructors. Danielle has felt the loss from Mesothelioma also, so teaming with Missy to raise awareness and research funds has been a blessing for them both. Danielle (in yellow) with some other Zumba lovers. Courtesy photo

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