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"Buffalo for Senior Citizens" A buffet dinner will be held at the Buffalo Diner on Saturday, Dec 22, 2 PM - ?. There will be a variety of food selections with the cost of the dinner being the focus of this event. Admission cost is a MERCHANT GIFT CARD, of any amount. (Example: a gift certificate or card from any of our local merchants - Buffalo Foodking, Buffalo Drug, Stokes, Exxon, Angalenos, Tammy's Restaurant, Dollar General, Buffalo Diner, Buffalo Shopping Center, Fruth, Foodland, Rite-Aid, Walmart, Kroger's, Edible Arrangements, Home Depot, etc). The gift card donations will be collected at the door on the day of the event and distributed to Buffalo and local area senior citizens, in a random manner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the volunteers organizing this event: Melody Matthews, Trojan Car Club, Warren and Jesse Shamblin, and of course Billy & Deanna Desimone, owners of the Buffalo Diner.

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Christmas Parade Sweeps through City By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Christmas spirit filled Main Street Saturday afternoon. The enchanted atmosphere was alive with lights, sounds and cheer. Holiday lights and flags hung from telephone poles. Business owners along the street stood outside their shops to enjoy the annual Christmas event. Members of the Hurricane Civic Chorus played seasonal melodies before hundreds of people, young and old, as they stood on sidewalks and watched a festive parade sweep through the area. It was as if the city stopped

This decked-out tractor caught the attention of bystanders during Hurricane’s Christmas Parade. It was one of many custom floats and rides that participated in this year’s event. Photo by Justin Waybright.

business, gathered families and came together to share a special evening. Boys and girls scrambled for candy thrown by parade participants. Toddlers sat on their father’s shoulders to catch a better glimpse of all the action on the street. Cameras flashed and snapped while antique cars, customs floats and groups of distinguished men and women passed underneath a perfect sunset. Joy and excitement were written on the faces of young boys and girls. They were ready for Christmas. Tracy Britt enjoyed the parade. “This is fun,” the Nitro resident said. “It really seems to bring the community together.”

Career Fair Offers Brighter Future By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - In a dry economy and in a financially burned season, many residents found hope and a brighter future during a career fair last Wednesday at Valley Park. More than 25 employers and job agencies packed into the commons area and welcomed crowds of people to their booths. This marked the first time for this well-received event in the county. Gary Walton, the Executive Director of the Putnam County Development Authority, was pleased early in the event. “I see people coming in and out and this is great,” Walton said. The low unemployment rate spurred this event, he said.

Denise Strain, a marketing director for Advanced Technical Solutions (ATS), discusses internships with one of the many guests during a career fair at Valley Park. The fair was sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber Commerce, Putnam County Development Authority and Workforce West Virginia. Photo by Justin Waybright.

“Companies are expanding and many are finding it more and more difficult to find employees because Putnam County has such a low unemployment rate.” The county’s unemployment rate is 5.1 percent, down almost one percent from last year, according to statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor. Kanawha and Cabell counties are 6.1 percent. A handful of new businesses have come into the community, looking for employees, said Putnam Chamber of Commerce President Marty Chapman. “We are very blessed in Putnam County,” Chapman said. “While others struggle, we’re sort of an anomaly, because we are growing and our business comSEE CAREER ON PAGE 5


Page 2 – December 7-8, 2012 Food Drive Milton Veterans of the Foreign Wars Post 9796 will conduct a food drive for the local food bank on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 9 am until 5 pm. No perishables please. Please drop your food donations at the VFW Post next to Blenko Glass. If you would like to make a donation but don’t have transportation, please phone 304-972-8527 and one of our veterans will pick it up.

Toys needed for Little Drummer Boy Toy Sale Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane, WV is accepting donations of gently-used toys for their Little Drummer Boy Toy Sale which will be held on December 8 from 10 am – 12 pm. The toys will be resold for $1 each to lower-income parents who may not otherwise be able to purchase toys for their children. All proceeds will go toward future outreaches. To donate, please call the church office 304562-3074.

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Career Fair The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will present its 2012 Career Fair on Wednesday, December 5, from 10 am to 4 pm at Valley Park Community Center, 1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane. The event is open to the public and admission is FREE! The Career Fair is also sponsored by WorkForce West Virginia and Putnam County Development Authority.

Hospice to host Tree Ceremonies Hospice of Huntington will host an informal remembrance service and dedication ceremony in conjunction with its annual "Light-A-Life" Memorial Tree Campaign at the following locations: Huntington Mall in Barboursville, 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 Lincoln Primary Care Center

Community Calendar in Hamlin, W.Va., 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 For more information or to register, call 304-529-4217.

Winter Festival of Lights (Nov. 9 - Jan. 6) Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, W.Va. 88 N., Wheeling, WV 26003. For more information call 304-243-4000.

Winter Wonderland of Lights Ashland Central Park, Ashland, KY 41101. Open Nov. 12 - New Year featuring more than 500,000 lights! Call Ashland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-3776249 or 606-329-1007, or go online at

Christmas Fantasy Light Show Krodel Park in Point Pleasant, WV. Nov. 16 - Dec. 31 Drive-through light show includes animated displays.

Christmas Party with The Princesses – Free On December 6, 2012 Putnam County Parks & Recreation and the Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting a Yuletide in the park with the Princesses. Snow White, Belle and Cinderella will be there so come dressed as your favorite princess. Refreshments for everyone. We will be taking donations of hats and gloves for the needy children in Putnam County.

Rock Around The Christmas Tree Dance Putnam County Parks & Recreation and the Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to invite everyone to our Rock Around the Christmas Tree Dance held in the VALLEY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER (BY THE WAVE POOL) on December 8, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m. Free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please pass the word to all your friends and join us in a family night of fun. If you have any questions please feel free to call 562-0518 ext. 10.

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Reindog Parade The Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is having their annual Reindog Parade on December 8, 2012 from 10:00 – 12 noon (9:30 - 10:00 a.m. registration) located at the Valley Park Community Center by the Wave Pool. For more information or to register early please call the park office at 562-0518 ext. 10. Lots of fun and prizes! Animal lovers you don’t want to miss this. So come by and enjoy a morning of fun with your family & pets. Registration fee is $10.00 and will go toward the new Putnam County Animal Shelter.

AG’s advocate to be at WVSU – December 5th Attorney General Darrell McGraw will have a consumer advocate from his office at West Virginia State University, Cole Complex Conference Room 112, Institute, West Virginia, to answer questions about consumer protection issues, take complaints and process free credit reports for staff, students and the public. Anyone needing to complete a complaint form is asked to bring any documentation he or she might have. WHEN: December 7-8, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: West Virginia State University, Cole Complex Conference Room 112, Institute, West Virginia Anyone having questions or needing assistance is encouraged to contact our Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-3688808. Visit for more information or locate a list of events on our Facebook page.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 21/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appoint-


Wreath Making Class The Putnam County Parks is sponsoring a wreath making class on December 5, 2012. Class will be in the Valley Park Community Center located at Valley (Wave Pool) Park at 6 p.m. A small fee of $20.00 is required. Those who wish to sign up for the class are to call the park office at 562-0518 ext. 10.

Unique Christmas Gift Suggestions - Pool Pass 2013 Wave Pool & Eleanor Pool Passes - 25% Discount thru 12/20/12 For information & application contact: Putnam County Parks & Recreation, #1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, (304) 562-0518 ext. 10.

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

The Putnam Standard area." Anyone who thinks they or a loved one may have a gambling problem is urged to call 1-800GAMBLER to find out more.

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.

Democratic Women to hold Holiday Luncheon The Putnam County Chapter of the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women will hold its Holiday Luncheon - Saturday, December 8, 2012, Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, 12:00 Noon. $10.00 per person. Program – “Care Packages for Homeless Veterans.” Bring a friend. All Democrats welcome! For more information and to RSVP call President, Dot Turley 304-562-9886.

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Poster Contest Underway SUBMITTED ARTICLE Students in primary and secondary schools (public and private, K-12) are invited to design a poster for the 24th annual River Sweep 2013. Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 check and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep t-shirt. Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded to one winner at each grade level. The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio River, or counties participating in the River Sweep. This includes all counties along the Ohio River in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.

The 24th annual River Sweep will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013. River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. The Sweep covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cairo, IL, and averages more than 20,000 volunteers a year. Trash collected during the Sweep has included cars, tires, furniture, toys, a piano, and a variety of other items. All trash collected is either recycled or placed in approved landfills. River Sweep is held to create an awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. The poster contest, held in conjunction with River Sweep, is one way to spread the word about litter prevention. Posters submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encouraging volunteer partic-

ipation. DEADLINE for the River Sweep Poster Contest is December 14, 2012. River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries. Other agencies participating in the River Sweep include Illinois EPA, Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, Kentucky River Authority, and West Virginia Make It Shine Program. Voluntary contributions from industries provide major funding for the Sweep. For further information about the River Sweep Poster Contest, or for complete contest rules and regulations, contact Jeanne Ison or Lisa Cochran at 1-800-3593977, or visit the Commission’s website at

New faces added to Historical Program SUBMITTED ARTICLE The West Virginia Humanities Council has added three historical figures to its History Alive! Program. Mary Lincoln portrayed by JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood, Eleanor Roosevelt portrayed by Patty Cooper of Parkersburg, and Mark Twain portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton are now part of the roster of characters. The History Alive! program brings historical figures to life through first-person portrayals by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on

their character. The programs provide a passport to the past by allowing audiences to explore history through interaction with important people from history. They are available to nonprofit organizations throughout West Virginia including schools, libraries, museums, historical societies, historic sites, and a variety of civic groups. The Humanities Council pays for the presentations directly and asks host organizations only to cover travel expenses for the presenter if possible. Approximately 200 History Alive! presentations are

given each year around the state. In addition to the new characters of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Twain, the History Alive! program offers Osborne Perry Anderson, Clara Barton, Belle Boyd, Cornstalk, Martin Delany, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Ostenaco, Babe Ruth, David Hunter Strother, and Harriet Tubman. Information on all the History Alive! characters and how to schedule a presentation can be found at or by calling Humanities Council Program Officer Mark Payne at 304-346-8500.

BB&T hosting Chamber Business Before Business Friday, December 7 The next Business Before Business hosted by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at BB&T Teays Valley Branch from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012. BB&T is located at 4141 State Route 34. Business Before Business provides an early morning social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. This event is FREE to Chamber members, RSVPs are required. There will be a drawing for a free e-Billboard. Breakfast will also be included. RSVPs are required by Wednesday, December 5. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please con-

tact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or You can also visit the Chamber

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Christin’s Corner By Christin Daugherty I am pregnant with my first child and due in April. I have never been happier in my life and cannot wait to meet my son. However, the baby’s father denies that the baby is his and has not contacted me since I found out I was pregnant. I’m ok with doing this alone, but for some reason it is driving me crazy that I haven’t talked to him. I just want to see where he stands and talk to him in person. Do you think I should continue to try to contact him, or should I just give up? Sincerely, Baby Momma Drama Dear Mama, Sounds like a tough one girl! The first thing I want to tell you is to stay strong. Remember that you are stronger than any obstacle in life that you may face. Okay, now on to the baby daddy. I have known several women that have been in similar situations. And I can tell you for a fact that your feelings are perfectly normal. The act of trying to make sure that your baby’s father is a part of your son’s life is a natural, maternal instinct. However, and this may come as a shock, but out of all of your motherly responsibilities, this is not one of them. If a man wants to be a father he will. If he doesn’t, he won’t. Simple as that. And no matter how hard you try, there is nothing you can do to change that. I do understand how you feel though. I felt a similar way when I was pregnant. The father and I were split up for awhile and he was living in another state (with a new girlfriend). I was beside myself. You want your baby to be the happiest baby in the world, not wondering why their father isn’t there. The situation eventually worked itself out, and he moved back to WV and has been there for our daughter ever since. Unfortunately, I realize that it doesn’t work out that way for

everyone. I say, do what you feel is right. If you feel as though you cannot be at peace until you talk to him, then you should. If he accepts his responsibility - great! If not, then that is his loss and you should no longer concern yourself. You already have a son to raise, and there is no use wasting your energy on a full-grown man, now is there? The best thing you can do for your baby is to shower him with all the love you have to give. Surround yourself with family and friends, and give him the kind of life where he doesn’t feel like anything is missing. The truth of the matter is he probably won’t be missing out on much anyway. Any man who wants nothing to do with his own child, not only doesn’t deserve one, but also probably doesn’t have anything to offer as a parent anyway. If you’re like me then you probably know plenty of people, both men and women, who are raising kids but have no business doing so. And then there are people like you and I, Momma. We are strong, independent mommies who would do anything for our kids. I am confident that as long as you do your best to ensure that your child feels loved and secure, you will succeed. Life as you know it is about to change. Make the most of your new start. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” - Rajneesh I want to hear from YOU! Contact me at with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. **The opinions of this column are solely the opinions of this individual writer and are not the opinions of the Putnam Standard or Cabell Standard newspapers. **

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Pecan Pie Bars Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup 1 1/2 cups white sugar 3 tablespoons margarine, melted 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the sides and bottom of one 15x10 inch pan. In a large bowl combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, margarine or butter and salt until the mixture resemble coarse crumbs. Press firmly into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes. In a large bowl stir the eggs, corn syrup 1 1/2 cups white sugar, melted margarine and vanilla until blended. Stir in the chopped pecans. Spread the filling evenly over the hot crust. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until set. Let cool before slicing. Original recipe makes 48 bars.

New - Beginning Digital Photography Class From 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. For more information, please contact Laura at 743-8281 or check out her website at or to register call the Park Office at 304-562-0518 Ext. 10.

December Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Kaitlyn Scott Jackie Scott Sr. Dorothy Alford Juanita Ashworth Cassandra Barker John Bias Charles Black Diana Black Jon Black Barbara Bradley Judy Brooks Mary Brumfield Parthena Burgess

By Debra J. Harmes-Kurth

Send your poetry to Debra Harmes-Kurth 1042 Pike Street • Milton, WV 25541

Art by Natalie Larson

Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is hosting a Photography Class instructed by Laura Moul. Classes will be held in The Commons of Putnam County by the Wave Pool for three consecutive Tuesday’s Jan. 22, 29, Feb.5, 2013

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Arzella Combs Doris Chaney Mary Clark Nora (Becky) Cooper Toshiba Davis Raymond Ball Lyndsi Woodard Tara Burton Lisa Hatfield Teresa Childers Lisa Chambers Teresa Bills

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This column marks the one-year anniversary of our Poetry Corner being back in the Cabell and Putnam Standards’. I want to thank each and every one of our readers and writers. You are the people who make this column possible, and we appreciate you. I know we are entering into an extremely busy time of the year, with the holidays right around the corner. I would love to see some holiday poems come in for the next column. It doesn’t matter what holiday you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Yule or something else, it would be a pleasure to read your poems. Of course we have months of winter waiting around the corner for us and winter poems will be accepted for the next several months. Until next time keep reading and writing, you can send your poetry to Debra J. Harmes-Kurth at 1042 Pike St., Milton, WV 25541, or email them to ***** Winter In Summertime I shouldn’t be here. Sad talk on the phone, and I shouldn’t linger Too many memories makes the familiar grass and clover

under my feet bittersweet. Same house, same yard, but totally alien. Same old maple trees, same old field, but changed into something it’s not. New developments, new concrete and metal and hard wires replace my old running grounds. Used to take me an hour to clamor through that thicket, just to see if I could reach the monstrous Sycamore. Now it’s easy, just step over the short grass, one foot in front of the other. Too easy. No Sycamore there now, just a metal pole covered in fecal matter from the birds. Alien. Bittersweet. At least the Red-winged Blackbirds have a home in the swampy remains of the creek. Beautiful in there, but there’s a chain link fence that won’t let me in.

Laura Adkins,WV ***** Chocolate Moments A sudden urge comes upon me, I need some chocolate! The dark elixir so sweet to senses. The aroma, taste I crave And smack my lips to savor. Elixir of the gods— Creative liquor of daily dancing, Diminishes cares of the day As the syrup hardens around me Like a block of ecstasy surrounds. Every bite chock-full of perks A daily delicious decadent delight, Cherished chewy morsels in cookies Or hot brew of nurturing. It may be true I am addicted, Anything chocolate is not restricted! If you want to make me happy Give me my palate’s passion, No brouhaha about it Just anything chocolate! To taste, to sip, to soothe, to obliterate Whatever negative happens today! Floriana Hall, Ohio *Please note, Rod Sargent’s poem in the last column ‘morrow was misspelled.

Lunch with Santa - Christmas Carnival & Craft Fair Evening Christmas Parade This event includes many great activities for the whole family. Activities for the kids include face painting, crafts, games, and of course pictures and lunch with Santa. Activities for the adults include a craft fair. All proceeds go to support local children from area schools. Please come and join us for the fun!

When: Saturday, December 8th, 2012 Lunch with Santa 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Christmas Carnival & Pictures with Santa 12:00 PM— 4:00 PM Craft Fair 12:00 PM—5:00 PM *PARADE AT 6:00 PM* (Lineup begins at 5:30 PM @ Pickens Road)

Where: Nitro High School Auxiliary Gym Cost: $4.00 for Adults / $2.00 for children age 1—18 yrs / Children under 1 free (includes entry and lunch) Fundraiser sponsored by NITRO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU TOY DRIVE! PLEASE consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy donation for infants, toddlers, kids, or teens. For additional information: email or call Kelly Pruett @ 304-9322300 or 304-721-9800.

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CAREER FROM PAGE 1 munity is growing.” One of these new businesses opening to the area is FLSmidthLudowici. This supplier of equipment, services and expertise for cement and minerals industries is breaking ground at the Putnam Business Park in Frazier’s Bottom. Ed Vickers, president of the company, hopes to open FLSmidth-Ludowici by May. “We’re trying to be proactive and canvass the area in hopes of finding qualified people to continue to help us grow the company,” Vickers said. Once complete, the business will open doors to a 105,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, sitting on nine acres. For more information, visit Across from Vicker’s booth, Craig Young, a branch manager

with United Talent, explained to visitors how his staffing organization can help them find a job, and possibly a career. “We work with different clients to offer seasonal jobs, temporary hiring and other ways for people to find jobs,” said Young. “It’s a good feeling to help people some come in one day and we’re able to put them to work right away.” Young continued, “Every job placed is an audition, but if they do a good job, it may work into something long term.” To learn more about posting or applying for available positions, contact United Talent at (304) 760-1053 or visit Other opportunities for work were found at the Advance Technical Solutions (ATS). Denise Strain, a marketing director for

ATS, was pleased to offer internships at her company. “We find that many college graduates come out with a degree, but no work experience,” Strain said. “We fill that, and we offer career opportunities, not just jobs.” Even if someone is in college, a position at ATS can be available. “We take advantage of this, and work with them in college,” she said. “It’s the perfect storm that gives us the golden opportunity to take a look at them as a potential employee.” For more information about ATS, call (304) 757-6542 or visit The first career fair at Valley Park went down as a success. “This is how I was hoping it would be,” said Walton.

Airline Miles can help Grant Children’s Wishes through the Wishes In Flightsm Program Give Back This Holiday Season to Help Wish Kids Reach Dream Destinations PITTSBURGH, PA - Kylen’s Make-A-Wish® adventure started long before he caught a glimpse of the San Diego Zoo and LEGOLAND®: Stepping into the cockpit for a special visit with the pilot of his flight was the true beginning of his wish. Many wishes like Kylen’s come true with help from frequent fliers. If you have air miles with Delta, US Airways, Continental, or United, you hold the ticket to a child’s wishSM. Give back this holiday season and help grant wishes for children who have lifethreatening medical conditions by donating airline miles. Do-

nating air miles through the Make-A-Wish Wishes in FlightSM program is easy – and the miles never expire once they’re in the Make-A-Wish account. More than 70 percent of the wishes granted by Make-AWish last year included air travel for families to reach their wish destinations. Make-A-Wish® Greater PA and Southern WV has a high need for airline miles. A trip to Hawaii requires 400,000 air miles, and a trip to Orlando requires 200,000 air miles. In fact, the local chapter would need more than 124 million air miles to completely eliminate this expense.

“Make-A-Wish arranges travel for wish kids to reach their wish destinations, whether it’s to meet a celebrity, go to their favorite theme park or reconnect with a close friend who moved away,” said Judi Stone, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater PA and Southern WV. “Donating unused airline miles is an easy way for supporters to help us grant children’s wishes this holiday season and give them an experience that improves the quality of life for them and their families.” Donate airline miles today by visiting or by calling (800) 664-9474.

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Weekly Devotional By Mary Jane “DECEMBER’S SONGS” Thought for the week: Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise. PSALM 33; 3 (KJV) And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. PSALM 40; 3 (KJV) The traditional songs of Christmas begin playing, soon as the Halloween season, has ended. Merchants rush past the thanksgiving season right into Christmas season. I was employed many years in retail and realize this is the profits gain for year, but I think I’m stuck on this time warp again - yesterdays - Christmas was long awaited for, looking forward to caroling, baking, special gifts picked with time for the intended person… time for decorating, and cards, which now with a stamp increase each year, not as many exchanged among friends, with e-mail a card is sent with no personal touch and family parties are less and less. God’s church is where you can still find the time for Christmas, time for friends, time to listen to music, caroling, dinners and all that celebrates the birth of Jesus. You are missing a blessing, while socializing with friends, if you are not attending a church and enjoying all these activities, to communicate, sit with others, reminiscence of the Christmas pasts. As Martha Stewart (the crafting queen) says IT’S A GOOD THING! To once again read the same old story about JESUS and his birth, but it is also a reminder why we give thanks all 365 days of the year, why GOD sent him in the first place. December’s songs of any type always bring back a memory of some kind to each of us. Maybe since this is the winding down of another year that is why the month of December seems sentimental and tugs at our hearts more than other months. Start this December; attend a church of your choice, make it a habit of attending every Sunday then your new year will be more enjoyable. And I pray for snow too, it’s not Christmas without a big snow that makes the season merry. You know, to me, rain is Gods tear drops, when He is saddened. Snow, is His breath of cold frosty air, He blows over His world in winter to purify and make ready another season. Making it all well with the world. Prayer: Thank you again father, for the coming holidays to honor the birth of your Son and may all enjoy the blessings in store. Amen. Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with

life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than

Seeking participants for the Putnam County 4-H Special Lambs Project The Putnam County 4-H Special Lambs project is seeking participants for 2013. The Special Lamb Project for Putnam County pairs youth with disabilities with a 4-H’er experienced in raising livestock. Together, this pair shares the duty of feeding and caring for a lamb, and showing it and selling it at the Putnam County Fair in July. Each member of the team receives part of the proceeds from the sale of the lamb. This program is unique in that it offers realistic experiences to youth with disabilities, with the goal of developing their physical and mental potentials. For the non-disabled 4H member, this program will establish a greater understanding of persons with disabilities and establish a friendship bond that will last for a lifetime. Determination of participa-

tion in the program will be based on age, physical or mental limitations and will be dependent on the ability to perform certain tasks and handle situations such as showing lambs and taking part in the livestock auction. Minimum and maximum ages will follow the guidelines for 4-H (9-21). Both participants are expected to commit to basic care of the lamb, and participants with special needs are expected to work with their lamb at least once a week. The lamb will be housed at the non-disabled participant’s house, or whichever partner has the best capacity and facilities to care for the lamb. Lambs and necessary items for care will be provided at no cost to participants. Opportunities to attend Putnam County 4-H Camp are also available.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please call the Putnam County 4-H Office at 586-0217. The registration deadline is Friday, February 15, 2013. Programs and activities offered by West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran

status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of

May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Director, Cooperative Extension Service, West Virginia University.

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Precious Memories Back when I was young, I would hear the song Precious Memories and just could not stand to hear the song. Precious memories how they linger. Well, when you are young, what kind of precious memories could you have? My Mom has always liked the song. While raising children, doing all the mundane things in life we have to do while we are young. We do take a lot of things in stride, and sometimes within ourselves we wish for the days as they were when we were alone and carefree. Children are a blessing from God and I am glad I am a mother. There was a time when I thought I didn’t want children, but after having them, you learn to like them. (HaHa). You get pregnant, nine months later you give birth and that is the only thing to do. Now that I am older and kids are grown, the memories I have are precious. The times we spent with them through the good days, the sick days and the up-all-night days. They certainly are precious memories and how they linger and how they ever flood my soul in the stillness of the midnight. Precious sacred scenes unfold. Sometimes in the middle of the night, we wake up and all is quiet. We don’t hear the sound of crying for us to get up. It really is stillness. The songwriter knew about the precious memories we all carry in our hearts and souls. For all of you young Moms and Dads, it does get better and when your kids are grown, you will understand the words to this song.

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WINFIELD - The current and future success of students drove discussions during the Nov. 26 Putnam County Board of Education Meeting. Recently, 10 schools in the county were recognized in a statewide awards ceremony. Of the 10 area schools, Confidence Elementary won the National Blue Ribbon Award. Schools that received exemplary status include: Hurricane High, Winfield High School, Poca Middle School, Eastbrook Elementary, Hurricane Town Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Poca Elementary, Scott Teays Elementary and West Teays Elementary. Board members showed pride in their county’s accomplishment during the meeting. “Putnam did well,” said Board President William “Butch” Legg. Putnam Superintendent Harold “Chuck” Hatfield agreed. “This is very rewarding,” Hat-

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field said. “For us to get accolades like this, the kids have to be successful.” For the past decade, schools across the county have consistently won state and national awards for their excellence in academics. Many schools in the area have signs and banners showing their achievements. The superintendent credits this consistent success to high standards and unity. “We have high graduation, college-going and ACT numbers,” said Hatfield. “Our expectations are high: children cannot graduate with less than a 2.0 GPA.” Students must also pass an Algebra exit exam and keep a development portfolio to graduate. To meet these expectations, it takes a team effort, Hatfield said. “All through the system we have really good people,” he said. “Everyone works together, from businesses, communities, students, teachers and parents.” But board members do not want success for students just in K-12 grades, but where it counts: after graduation. To ensure a

more prosperous, post-graduation experience, board members applied for a $300,000 Innovation Zone Grant. Money from the grant will fund the hiring of a “career education specialist,” to train counselors to be more career-guided. Hatfield believes this new move is a step forward in helping students make the best choices for their futures. “We're noticing that we’re sending a large percentage of our kids to college: anywhere from 65 to 80 percent, with only about 30 percent of them finishing a fouryear-degree," Hatfield said. “We want to help families and students make better career choices, and show them there are alternatives, like community colleges, trade and tech schools.” Hatfield continued, “This will help extend beyond the counselors…Our goal is to do everything we can to make them [students] successful in life.” Board members plan to discuss the creation of this position during the next meeting on Dec. 3.

Operation Wildflower 2013 calendar available West Virginians already looking forward to the sights of spring and summer can get some early satisfaction by ordering an Operation Wildflower 2013 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The free calendar is sponsored by the DEP and the state Department of Transportation. It includes the 13 best photos -- as judged by state officials -- of West Virginia wildflowers, photographed by West Virginia citizens and others. The calendar features photos of flowers growing naturally along state roads or in Operation Wildflower beds planted by the state Division of Highways. Twelve winning photos were selected to represent the months of the year and a grand prize winner’s photo is displayed on the calendar cover. David Arroniz, of Kearneysville, is this year’s grand prize winner for his photo of cherry

blossoms growing along Childs Road in Jefferson County. Other winners include: Ann Walker, Hillsboro; Lynn Carr, Cool Ridge; Penny Johnson, Charleston; Gladys Mullins, Elkview; Kathryn Davis, Hambleton; Savannah Cantrell, Alkol; Cheryl Dalonges, Ridgeley; Raymond Harr, Franklin; Pamela Manning, Culloden; Eugene Walker, Hillsboro; Gary Bolt, Beckley; and Randy Timm, Webster Springs. To order a calendar, go to: /ow; call 1-800-322-5530; or email If you call and get voicemail, please leave your name and address on the mailbox. West Virginia’s Operation Wildflower beautification program is a joint effort between the DEP and the DOH. It includes more than 250 acres of wildflowers grown along West Virginia’s roadways.

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From Field to Freezer

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

A couple of years ago, I thought I had forever had my fill of butchering deer. It all started with a phone call around 6 p.m. and the question “Do you want a deer?” I've got a family of four to feed.

Thus, when somebody asks me “Do you want a deer?” it's a question that doesn't really need asked. It was warm that year, too warm to hang a deer and I had to cut it up right away. I didn't have any help available and it took me a couple of hours just to get the deer hung up in the tree. Eventually, I got it skinned, butchered it in the light of a flashlight, packaged the meat and put it in the freezer. When I finished butchering, it was 4 a.m. I took a nap, woke up at 6 a.m. and was in the woods at 7 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, I shot a buck. A couple hours later, I had another deer in the tree and finished butchering it sometime that afternoon. Then the phone rang again and I had a third deer. It was still too warm to leave a deer hanging, so I butchered it immediately and finished sometime that night.

By this time, I had already been completely exhausted for some time. I finally got some sleep, but the next morning, the phone rang again and I had a fourth deer to butcher with haste. Not long after, I got another call. For the first time in my life, I said “No thank you. I do not want another deer.” I'm not complaining, mind you. We ate almost nothing but venison until the following spring, but I did swear that I had butchered my last deer and I didn't change my mind until I had a doe in the bed of my pickup. This year was a little different. My 11-year-old son, David II, was old enough to be of actual help. While the deer was lifted in the tree with one rope pulled with my truck, little David kept slack out of the second rope (the idea of the second rope is that it holds the deer while the main rope is untied from the truck). Mostly, he

watched and learned. It's a good feeling to see your son do that on his own. When you shoot a deer, you have four options, pay somebody to cut it up (around $60), cut it up yourself, give it to someone you know or give it to Hunters Helping the Hungry, which distributes ground venison to food banks for the needy. To donate a deer to Hunters Helping the Hungry, you have to take it to a participating processor. You would think that “participating processor” would be somebody willing to take whatever chump change the government is willing to pay, but that's not the case. I did a cost analysis study once on the program and what it paid for processing and reached the conclusion that it was about what everybody else pays for processing. The problem is, there are very few processors around the state.

The number of processors are so few for one specific, deliberate reason: to control the number of deer the program can accept, because if too many deer are donated, the program will not be able to pay for the processing. Stop and think about that. Here is a program that can provide nutritious protein to the needy for about a dollar a pound or so. When you buy your licenses or stamps online – I'm not sure if you can do it at a license agent or not – there is an option to donate to Hunters Helping the Hungry. The program, which gets no taxpayer funding, is always in sore need of cash, despite the fact it has more bang for the buck – pun intended – of any charity I can imagine. For more information, or to find a participating processor, call (304) 558-2771 or visit

Outdoors Roundup Archery in the Schools Instructor Training Slated The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools Program Jan. 29 and 30 at Charleston First Church of the Nazarene. The program is the DNR's largest and most successful education program. Since its inception in 2004, more than 72,000 students have been introduced to archery as part of their physical education (PE) classes in nearly 300 West Virginia schools. The program teaches Olympicstyle, target archery in both public and private schools Grades four through 12. Schools interested in starting an archery program must first have a certified instructor. There are only four training sessions a year and class size is limited to 25. To ensure a training slot, anyone interested in getting a school involved in the program is encouraged to apply as soon as possible, before the January 2 deadline. The training costs $25 for all school employees and $50

for non-school employees. To register for the AIS training, call Krista Snodgrass at (304) 5582771. For more information, visit Some West Virginia deer hunting facts: The West Virginia firearm buck gun season is Nov. 19 – Dec. 1. It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming. Approximately 330,000 licensed hunters will be in West Virginia’s woods during this season. Deer hunters spend an estimated $230 million in West Virginia, much of it in the rural areas of the state that depend upon the deer seasons for a large portion of their annual income. In 2011, deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 60,157 bucks during the two-week buck season, an increase of 38 percent from the 2010 harvest. This is two percent less than the five-year average harvest of 61,428 and ranks 24th among all past years. Sunday hunting is legal in the following 14 counties on private land only: Boone, Brooke, Clay, Hancock, Jefferson, Lincoln,

Logan, McDowell, Marshall, Mingo, Ohio, Wayne, Wetzel and Wyoming. The only Sunday that is open in these counties during the buck season is November 25. Hunters are reminded that deer gun seasons are closed in Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming counties. Hunting licenses may be purchased online at any time and printed out on a home computer printer. Go to the goWILD! Web site at, fill out the application, and purchase it over a secure server with a credit card. Hunters who wish to donate deer meat or dollars to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which distributes deer meat through the Mountaineer Food Bank and the Huntington Food Bank, should call 304-5582771 or visit the DNR website at to find a participating meat processor. Holly River State Park finally has phone service restored, still in dark Like many West Virginia state park, Holly River State Park took quite a beating from the Hurri-

cane Sandy blizzard in October. Phone service was finally restored this week, although utility service has yet to be restored. Electric service at Holly River has been interrupted since October 29, when the area was hit by the storm. Although utility service into the main park has not been restored, one state-owned building located in a separate area of the park has restored service. Part of this building will be converted into a temporary office and information center to serve the public. Park staff has moved the office computer, reservation books, a phone, and other office needs to create a temporary office to serve park patrons, take

reservations and answer questions. “We have been overwhelmed with emails and calls of concern for Holly River and the employees there,” said Brad Reed, district administrator for West Virginia State Parks. “We are very pleased to get our general services up and running again and to be able to provide service and communication to our park guests.” The temporary phone number until the main park office has full power restoration is 304-4936559. The office operating hours will be Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The email to contact Holly River is

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911 Center seeks to Improve Efficiency and Speed By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD—The 911 Center was a hot topic during the Nov. 27 Putnam County Commission Meeting. Workers at the Putnam County 911 Center will soon receive new training and machines to help them save lives. First, commissioners were told about a state-mandated program that will give dispatchers pre-arrival information to aide residents in emergency situations. In a job where seconds mean the difference between life and death, this new system could be a vital tool. Every 911 call center in West Virginia is required to have this new system and training by July 2013. Cabell County is also working on its new program. During the Nov. 9 Cabell County Commission meeting, its 911 center’s Assistant Director

J.R. Vanooteghem, said the new system would cost their center $40,000, and will be covered by a grant. In Putnam County, it will cost about $1,500 to train the 10 workers at the call center on how to use the program and better serve the callers. The county is contracting APCO International to train its workers. Frank Chapman, the county’s emergency management director, hopes to provide this service from grant funding. Putnam Commissioner Stephen Andes expressed concern about the new system, “Will there be liability if the dispatcher performs the protocol wrong?” he asked. Chapman answered, “As long as the dispatchers do what the cards say, then we are covered,” he said. Because of longer time on the phone, more 911 workers may be needed. Chapman said his office may have to add at least three

A Putnam County ambulance heads out of the 911 Center. Dispatchers will soon receive training and a new program that will give them instructions on how to help callers in emergency situations. Callers will receive life-saving instructions in the vital moments before responders arrive. Photo by Justin Waybright. part-time employees to share the increased workload. To better aid the responders, the county is looking to finance $93,717 toward providing ambulances with six power stretchers.

Commissioner Joe Haynes seemed on board with the idea. “This could be safer for the patient and the medic,” he said. Director of Emergency Medical Services Cecil Kimble, agreed.

“They’re helpful in not having to lift and strain somebody,” Kimble said. “It will lift the patient’s weight, and it doesn’t take but a second.” Commissioners approved the low bid from Stryker. After this, Chapman addressed an issue in the county that often hinders his responders: lack of posted addresses. “Many residents have P.O. boxes, but no physical address,” he said. “The addresses should be posted at the front of the house, facing toward the road.” With easily recognized, accurate addressing, ambulance drivers should be able to locate residents in emergency situations quicker and more efficiently, Chapman said. “This should be taking place in Bancroft and Hometown any day,” said Kimble. “It will make a difference,” Chapman said. The next commission meeting is Dec. 11.

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Premier Bank announces Expansion Of West Hamlin Banking Office MADISON, WV - Byrnside, Executive Vice President & Boone Division President, has announced an expansion of the bank’s West Hamlin office in the Lincoln Plaza. The project, which will double the bank’s space, is the result of teamwork by the Lincoln County Economic Development Authority (EDA), The Stowers Group and Premier Bank. Lincoln EDA President, Larry Stutler initiated discussions with Premier Bank Branch Manager, Kevin Ramey about expanding to the space the EDA now occupies. The idea was then presented to building owner, Lyle Stowers, who immediately supported the idea. The renovations are expected to begin by December 17, with a targeted completion date of January 5. No interruptions to daily bank operations are expected. According to Ramey, in addition to increasing the lobby service area, the project will add additional office space, provide safer access for customers and offer much improved visibility to Route 10 traffic. Lincoln County EDA President

Stutler commented, “We’re pleased to have been successful in bringing all the parties to the table and reaching an agreement that expands business and benefits our communities at the same time.” Stutler also said the Lincoln EDA will remain in West Hamlin and move to offices in the City National Bank Building. Stowers Group President Lyle Stowers added, “Premier has always been a great asset to Lincoln County and the surrounding communities and this expansion shows their strong commitment for the future. There are not many banks these days where you get the attention, personal and friendly service that Premier Bank offers.” Premier Bank is a $750 million West Virginia chartered bank with 13 locations in West Virginia, 6 locations in the DC Metro area and 2 locations in Virginia. Premier Bank is a whollyowned subsidiary of Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ/GM: PFBI), a $1.2 billion dollar, Huntington, WV-based bank holding company.

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Putnam PSD Weathers the Storm SCOTT DEPOT - With the help of backup generators and some dedicated employees, Putnam Public Service District was able to maintain continuous water and wastewater service during Superstorm Sandy and the resulting power disruptions that recently hit some parts of Putnam County. In advance of the oncoming storm, PPSD’s Maintenance and Water Quality Departments were proactive in ensuring that backup generators were fully fueled and placed in strategic locations across the service area where power disruptions had occurred during similar weather events. Additionally, battery backups were installed to ensure that communications devises were operable during the adverse weather. During and after the blizzard conditions associated with Sandy, several portable generators ensured that water booster stations and wastewater pump stations were never offline. The booster stations ensure that water levels are maintained in storage tanks, while pump stations carry wastewater to treatment plants. None of Putnam PSD’s 13,000 customers experienced a disruption in service as a result of power outages at PPSD stations. Additionally, the stationary

One of Putnam PSD’s water treatment plant operators, Will Miller, demonstrates the settings on a stationary backup generator at the water treatment plant. generators at PPSD’s water treatment plant on Mize Road, just north of Teays Valley, operated for 26 hours to ensure continuous treatment of potable water. As a result, PPSD water produced during the storm was of the usual high level of quality with no state or federal violations that often occur during such outages in facilities without adequate backups in place. “All of our employees, from treatment plant operators to the maintenance technicians to the

central office staff, chipped in to ensure it was business as usual for Putnam PSD,” said General Manager Mike McNulty. “They came through under pressure and I couldn’t be prouder of their work.” As a member of the Putnam County community, Putnam Public Service District is committed to ensure high quality service for its friends and neighbors, even in times of extreme weather. For more information about the District, visit


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CALLIE GRACE BRADFORD Callie Grace Bradford, 4 month old daughter of Matthew E. Bradford and Sara D. Thomas, passed away November 19, 2012. Also surviving are her brother, Landon Matthew Bradford at home; maternal grandparents, Charles Ray and Sharon Thomas, great-grandparents, Jim and Edna Young and Hilda Thomas all of Culloden; paternal grandparents, Belinda Bradford of Texas and George Bradford of Oklahoma. Funeral services were held Monday, November 26, 2012 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor Harrison Lucas officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, WV.

GLENN E. BRUMFIELD Glenn E. Brumfield, 88, a lifelong resident of Ceredo, recently residing at The Woodlands in Huntington, passed away Nov. 23. He was born Feb. 11, 1924, to the late James Jay Mitchell and Mattie Riggs Brumfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only brother, James Frederick Brumfield; and daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Brumfield. After graduating from CeredoKenova High School in 1943, he entered the U.S. Army. He subsequently served across the European Theater with the 748th H.Q. Co., Tank Bn., M.Sp. Unit, Third Army. He was discharged from the Army in January 1946. He returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Nell May, on June 7, 1946. He graduated from Marshall College in 1949, and began a career in the sporting goods business. In 1970, he founded Glenn's Sporting Goods at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Eleventh Street in Huntington, where it continues today. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nell; three children, Glenn David Brumfield and his wife, Martha of Hurricane, W.Va., James William Brumfield of Ona, W.Va., and Lynn Brumfield Adkins and her husband, Jerry of

Lavalette, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Dr. Chris Brumfield of High Point, N.C., Dr. Gretchen Adkins Fowler and her husband, Dr. Chris Fowler, of Greensboro, N.C., Jennifer Brumfield Rocawich and her husband, Mike, of Midlothian, Va., Mary Kathryn Brumfield Souto and her husband, Lee of Durham, N.C., and Madeline R. Brumfield of Morgantown, W.Va.; and four greatgrandchildren, James Gavin Brumfield, Georgia Anne Brumfield, Ellen Glynn Fowler and Cole Marcel Souto. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova and was a member of American Legion Post 93 in Kenova. He enjoyed Marshall Athletics, the Cincinnati Reds, golf, and especially, time with family and friends. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova assisted the family Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Kenova on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Burial followed at Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staffs at Woodlands Healthcare and the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House for their care and support. The family requests expressions of condolence to be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709, or Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 1523 Chestnut Street, Kenova, WV 25530. Online condolences may be made to

SHANE ALLEN CALDWELL Shane Allen Caldwell, 40, of St. Albans, died Nov. 20, 2012. His family will schedule a memorial service at a later date. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Caldwell family.

SUSAN ANN CASDORPH Susan Ann Casdorph, 41 years old, went to be her Heavenly Father on Nov. 23, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor George Scott. Burial followed in Casdorph-Parsons Cemetery, Hurricane, W.Va. Susan was a very loving person, everyone who knew her loved her, she was the peacemaker of the family and friends. She will always be in our hearts and very much missed. She was preceded in death by her son, Tony Maurice Howard; her maternal grandparents, John and Catherine Henson; and paternal grandparents, Earl and Madeline Casdorph. She is survived by her husband, Roderick (Roddy) Nash; her children, Mindy and son-in-

law, Brian Brown; her son, Micheal "Mikey" Woods Shavon Nash from Columbus, Ohio; her mother, Romana (Jean) Casdorph; and stepfather, Millard "Jr." Wiley, all from Huntington; her father, Jimmie Casdorph from St. Albans; her sister, Bonnie and James Vance from Hurricane; brothers, Jim and Barbara Casdorph, Gary and Diane Casdorph, all from St. Albans, and Steven and Marsha Casdorph of Inez, Ky.; stepsisters, Cindy Lewis of Huntington, Shelia Robinson of Parkersburg, and David Wiley of Huntington; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. A special thanks to the Cabell Dialysis Center and all the doctors and nurses at both the Dialysis Center and at St. Mary's Medical Center. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville was in charge of arrangements.

ROSA LEE (MILLER) SERGENT CHRISTIAN Rosa Lee (Miller) Sergent Christian, 84, of Sycamore Road, Hurricane, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Marilyn Thornton and son-in-law, Phillip Thornton, after a short illness. Rosa Lee was a homemaker and artist; a member of Laywell Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by husband and father of her children, Gerald Sergent, a son, Ronnie Sergent, parents, Bill and Ellen Miller, sisters, Linda Sowards and Ilene Johnson and late husband, Glenn Christian. Left to cherish her memory are son, Timothy Sergent and wife, Traci of Hurricane, daughter, Marilyn Thornton and husband, Phillip of Hurricane; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters: Norma Clark, Ruth Rice, and Nora Mae Patterson; brothers: Dewey (Bub) Miller and Charles Miller, brother-in-law, Dorsey Johnson and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. At Rosa Lee’s request and last wishes, a private service was held Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home with Darrell Bledsoe officiating. Burial followed in Sycamore Cemetery, Hurricane. The family requests donations are made in Rosa Lee’s Memory to the Sycamore Cemetery.

EVELYN JUNE COINER Evelyn June Coiner, 78, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on November 20, 2012, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervan D. Coiner; parents, Olaf and Carrie Rexroad; and brother, Bill Rexroad. Surviving are her daughter, Connie Bolen and her husband, Ben, of Culloden; stepson, Jimmy Coiner, who lived with her for 38

December 7-8, 2012 – Page 11 years; granddaughter, Amanda Branham of Hurricane; greatgrandchildren, Logan and Nicole Goddard of Hurricane; stepgrandchildren, Lutritia Keefer and Tracy Adams; four stepone great-grandchildren; brother, Gary Rexroad of Walton; three sisters, Nancy Burdette of Orlando, Fla., Louise Scott of Newark, Ohio, and Gertrude Rexroad of Akron, Ohio; and her good friend, Everett "Shorty" Finley of Milton. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 24, at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor John Duffy and the Rev. Homer Fink officiating. Burial followed in White chapel Cemetery, Barboursville. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

MATTIE "MARY" E. COOPER Mattie "Mary" E. Cooper, 90, a native of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Albans. Mrs. Cooper resided for many years in Logan County, where she was active in numerous community, civic and charity groups. She was the daughter of Gordon Deever Davis and Mattie Eunice Donohoe Davis of Alum Creek, Kanawha County, and the granddaughter of Cecil Davis of Elkins and Ida Bell Hacker Davis of Weston. She was a member of Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants. In addition to her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Eugene A. Cooper, owner/operator of Holden Hospital in

Logan County. Dr. and Mrs. Cooper were the organizing members of the Sports Car Club of West Virginia. Mrs. Cooper later worked with the West Virginia Department of Highways in Charleston until her retirement in 1984. She is survived by two daughters, Gina Cooper Griffith of St. Albans and Gail Cooper of Chicago, Ill.; and two granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Griffith of Seward, Ark., and Emily Alan Griffith of Morgantown. Funeral services were held Friday, November 30, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Ann Lovejoy Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. Mrs. Cooper was laid to rest in what was once a pasture belonging to her grandfather, where she often played as a child. Online condolences may be sent to the Cooper family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

MARY KATHERINE DAMRON Mary Katherine Damron, 84, of St. Albans, died Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. She was an invoice auditor for Union Carbide with many years of service. She was a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, South Charleston, where she served as a greeter/usher, was an active member of the St. Anne's Guild, the monthly luncheon and the Lunch Bunch and Bereavement Meal Committee. She was also a member of the Book Club, the Bible study class and was a 1946 graduate of South Charleston High School. She was preceded in death by


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Page 12 – December 7-8, 2012 her husband, Thomas R. Damron; mother, Margaret Kolwick; father, William Bear; sister, Margaret Bright; and brothers, Robert "Bobby" Grover, Frank Grover and Ernest "Buck" Grover. Surviving are her brother, Eddie Grover of Indianapolis, Ind.; sister, Dorothy "Tootsie" Fulks of South Charleston; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held November 23 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, South Charleston, with Father John Finnell officiating. Entombment followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, was in charge of arrangements. The family asks that donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

JEWEL PAULINE GARTON Jewel Pauline Garton, 87, of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was a former nurse’s aide at the Riverside Nursing Home for six years and retired as a nurse’s aide from St. Francis Hospital with 11 years of service. Mrs. Garton was a member of Brown's Chapel from 1975 until 2000, where she served as song leader and assistant treasurer and was a member of Mount Tabor Church of God from 2001 until the present, where she sang in the choir. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Harrison and Lena Edna Johnson; son, Roger Dale Ennis; brother, Donald Lee Johnson; and sister, Judy Sowards. Surviving are her son, Douglas Wayne Ennis; daughter, Brenda Joyce Skaggs; sister, Phyllis Sowards; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and seven great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, November 26 at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Dorris Walls officiating. Burial followed in Fox Hill Cemetery.

BEVIN KEELY MCVAY KISER Bevin Keely McVay Kiser, 38, of Milton, WV, a beautiful, intelligent and loving mother died suddenly on Friday, November 9, 2012. She was born February 10,

1974 in Charleston, WV. She had an associate degree from WV State, a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees from Marshall University. She was a speech therapist and pathologist who always wanted to help others. Bevin is survived by her two daughters Keely Grace Kiser and Anna Laurel Kiser. Being a mother provided the best moments in life for Bevin and she wanted her daughters to be healthy, happy and successful at whatever goals are ahead of them. She was very aware of and proud of Keely's and Anna's abilities and unlimited imagination. She is also survived by her parents Timothy (Denisa) McVay of Barboursville, WV and Nancy M. (Manuel) Collias of Scott Depot, WV; her sister Natalie (Jim) Zellers of South Charleston, WV; her brother Stanton (Lydia) McVay of Winchester, KY; her niece Kristen (Joey) Strickland; three nephews Tom McVay, Nathan Zellers, and Aidan McVay; her maternal grandparents Stanley and Jean McKinney of Carmi, IL; a great niece Allison Strickland; and her fiance David Linville of Milton, WV. She was preceded in death by her older brother Shawn McVay; and paternal grandparents Tom and Wanda McVay. Bevin loved and was loved by her family and her many friends. She will be missed by all of them. Knowing her spirit of caring and giving Bevin's organs have been donated to save other's lives. A memorial service and celebration of her life was held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Church, South Charleston, WV with Father John Finnell officiating. Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

JAMES LEWIS OWENS James Lewis Owens, 67, of Red House, formerly of Nitro, was taken home by the Lord Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Jim was retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft with 35 years of service. During his time with the company, he developed borescopes and traveled extensively, sometimes internationally, using them to examine various jet engines. He served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart re-

cipient. He was a warm and compassionate man who could fix almost anything. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Jackie Green Owens; his children, Jim (Lori) Owens of New Britain, Conn., Jeffrey (Mary) Owens of Waterford, Conn., Angela Owens (Kevin) Perry and their children, Elizabeth and Nathan of Wolcott, Conn.; his step-children, Heide Finke and her children Lee and Rachel of Prospect, Conn., Heather (Paul) Dahlman and their children, Chastin, Mysti, Autym and Sierra of Prospect, Conn., Jennifer McLean and her son, Donny Mazda of Prospect, Conn., Angela Lynn Kargul of Red House; his sisters, Ila Mae Shinn of Scott Depot, Nancy Stewart of Address, Md., and Jill Little of Elkview; his brothers, Tom of Kasson, W.Va., Neil of Aurora, Colo., John of Winfield and Gary of Poca. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor John Hayes officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, W.Va. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family suggests memorial contributions are made to your local Disabled American Veterans organization.

ROBERT EUGENE PUCKETT Robert Eugene Puckett, 65, of Buffalo, died Nov. 25, 2012. In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated and a private service will be held at a later date. Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, assisted the family.

LAWRENCE DALLAS SHELL Lawrence Dallas Shell, 97, of St. Albans, died Friday, November 23, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West in South Charleston. He was a native of Norton, Wise County, Virginia, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Lillie Leoma Trivett Shell. Mr. Shell was a meatcutter by trade and had been an independent grocer for over 20 years. He was a WWII veteran, a longtime member of Highlawn Presbyterian Church, Washington Masonic Lodge #58, St Albans, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston, Tiskelwah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Charleston and the Charleston Ostomy Association. Also preceding him in death were 10 brothers and a sister, as well as his wife of 58 years Annette Hess Shell. From this union were born a daughter, Doris Ann Shell Gill (William E.) of near Somerset, Ky. and a son,

The Putnam Standard Dallas Lee Shell (Beverly Williams) of Nitro. He is also preceded in death by his second wife, Janice Unger Shell Marino Shell. He also leaves 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Cunningham Memorial Park Lower Chapel, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 with the Rev. Nancy Didaway officiating. Washington Masonic Lodge #58 conducted Masonic graveside rites. The family suggests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave., SW, S. Charleston, W.Va. 25309. Arrangements were by Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, W.Va. 25177. Condolences may be offered online at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.

MARY MARIE SPENCER Mary Marie Spencer, 84, of Charleston, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012, after fighting numerous health problems. Born October 5, 1928, in Widen, Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Amma Sigman. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Marjorie Lee and Robert. In 1946, Marie graduated from Widen High School. She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. for two years and graduated from Richmond Professional Institute in Richmond, Va., in 1950. Her working career included Union Carbide Corporation, the University of Charleston and One Valley Bank. One of her greatest joys was being a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess and taught Sunday School from kindergarten through adult classes. Survivors include her husband of 62 years Nelson and son Mark of Charleston; and brothers, Ralph of Ripley and Charles of Poca. A tribute to the life of Marie was held Tuesday, November 27, at Good Shepherd Mortuary in South Charleston with the Rev. Dr. Archie Snedegar officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family requests that donations are made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6008, Charleston, W.Va. 25362-6008. The family would like to express a special thanks and gratitude to Helen and Art Moss, Dr. Samuel Henson, Charlotte, Mary, Drema, Amy and Lori for the loving care she received. Condolences may be sent to the family at

ELVIS GILL THAXTON Elvis Gill Thaxton, 54, of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012, after a long illness.

Gill was a member of Sugar Creek Community Mission Church. He also loved hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Elizabeth Thaxton. A loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, he leaves behind his wife, Susan L. Thaxton; daughters, Brandy Hanshaw and her husband, Jason, of Teays Valley, Irene Burford and her husband, Chris, of Charleston and Brittany Thaxton of Charleston; son, Matthew Thaxton of Charleston; father, Elvin Lee Thaxton of Charleston; sister, Debbie Fowler and her husband, Dan, of Charleston; and grandchildren, Nic, Emily, Aceson and Addyson. Funeral services were held at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home on Saturday November 24, 2012 with Pastor Gene Sowards officiating. The family will accept memorial online condolences at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home assisted the Thaxton family.

JAXON ALAN VANBIBBER Jaxon Alan VanBibber, infant son of Jason VanBibber and Amber Mays, passed away November 15, 2012, at CAMC Women & Children's Hospital, Charleston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Harley VanBibber, Kali VanBibber and Jenelle Adkins; three brothers, Jaydon Stanley, Jace Smith and Logan VanBibber; grandparents, Tammy and Richard VanBibber, Diana Mays of Prichard and Randall and Kathy Mays of Huntington; great-grandparents, Rosa Bell Huffman, Carolyn Ferrell, Frank Huffman and Patricia Mays; aunts and uncles, Kellee Childers of Poca, Joseph and Cindy Mays, Christopher, Joshua and Randall Mays II, all from Huntington; and several cousins, great-aunts and greatuncles. Funeral services for Jaxon were held Wednesday, November 28, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Celebrant H.R. Whittington officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

WILLIAM J. WATSON William J. Watson, of St. Albans, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at home. Bill was born March 26, 1927, to Thomas J. Watson and Naomi Booth Watson in Branchland, and raised on Four Mile in Lincoln County. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, had 17 years with the United States Postal Service in St. Albans and 14 years with Quick Delivery of South


The Putnam Standard Charleston. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Wallace, Ralph and Woodrow; sisters, Sally and Mary; step-daughter, Alice "Tinkie" Turner; step-son, Joey Tackett; former wife, Joanne Racer Watson and former wife; Wanda Hensley Watson. Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory sister, Florabell "Toots" Lay; daughter and sonin-law, Sherry and Robert Keener with whom he made his home; son, John; daughter-inlaw, Tina Watson; step-children, Jane (Rodney) Johnson, Sandy (Jerry) Moore, Debbie (Johnny) McKean, Rodney Tackett, Scott Wines and Glen Shook; grandchildren, Shawn Grueser, Shane Watson Grueser, Katelyn Shamblin, Christian Watson, Matthew Johnson, Whitney Johnson, Jennifer Moore, Scott Moore, Angie Booth, Ashleigh McKean, Sarah

McKean, Charlie Tackett, Conner Tackett, Ralph Browning, Christine Yates, Treavor Tackett, Jamie Tackett, Kelly Tackett, Cindy Tackett, Jessica Tackett, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. "Sweet William" loved to fish, was a WVU football fan and any team baseball fan. He also enjoyed playing cards and working jigsaw puzzles with his friends at Riverview Terrace, St. Albans. He was one of the first members of the Westside Volunteer Fire Dept. of Saint Albans. He could be counted on to run errands and tote and fetch to Dr. appointments, grocery runs or just having a hot dog at the City Roadside Park with his family and many friends. Bill was an everyday patron of lunch with his friends at the Hansford Center. He loved Christmas and hanging lights, LOTS of lights and his family could always look

forward to his gift of one dollar coins that he prepared by hand placing them into walnut shells to hang as ornaments. This became a holiday tradition. He was very creative with unusual bird houses, and if you were lucky he would give you one. Bill loved to play pranks on his family and friends and one never knew when he would strike. Bill Watson and his sense of humor and wonderful laugh will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held Monday, November 26, 2012 at Funeral Bartlett-Chapman Home, St. Albans. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Special thanks to Dr. Anthony Graham and staff, and Gentevia Services-Aaron, Mike, Leslie and Heidi and caregiver, Helen Smith. You took wonderful care of dad. You may share memories or

December 7-8, 2012 – Page 13 condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans was in charge of arrangements.

DENNIS RAY "SHUG" WILEMAN Dennis Ray "Shug" Wileman, 51, of Scott Depot, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012. He was an avid outdoorsman and will be missed by many family and friends. Shug was preceded in death by his father, Lee Owen Wileman. He is survived by his wife, Anita Gibson Wileman of Scott Depot; daughters, Samantha Graley and Sareigha Wileman, both of Scott Depot, and Melissa Wileman of St. Albans; son, Chad Wileman of Charleston;

grandson, Robert Lee Hill, "LeeLee," of St. Albans; mother, Martha Wileman of St. Albans; brother, Gary and Nancy Wileman of St. Albans; sister, Patricia and Benny Hale of Oak Hill; special nephew, "#1 son," David Wileman; faithful companion, Meenie Mojo Wileman; and many nieces, aunts and uncles. A celebration of Shug's life was held Wednesday, November 28, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Kenneth Carter officiating. A private burial was held in Shepherd Hill Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to Kay and Joe Howington, who have been by Shug and Anita's side through it all. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Putnam County Schools – Menu – December 2012 PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS – CHILD NUTRITION BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU Monday, December 3: Scrambled Eggs/Toast LUNCH: CHICKEN & CHEESE QUESADILLA, Lettuce/Tomato, Black Bean Salad, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk Wednesday, December 5: Pancake on a Stick LUNCH: HAM & CHEESE SANDWICH, TOMATO SOUP W/CRACKERS, Romaine Garden Salad, Mixed Fruit Cup, Cucumbers w/Dip, Milk Wednesday, December 5: Ham & Cheese Breakfast Pita LUNCH: BEEF NACHOS, Lettuce/Tomato, Refried Beans, Sliced Pears, Gingerbread Spice Cake, Milk Thursday, December 6: Oatmeal/Cinnamon Toast LUNCH: OVEN BAKED CHICKEN, Mashed Potatoes,

Green Beans, Applesauce, Wheat Roll, Milk Friday, December 7: Breakfast Pizza LUNCH: MINI CORNDOGS, Cheesy Potatoes, Steamed Kale, Pineapple Chunks, Red Gelatin, Milk Monday, December 10: Potato Rounds/Toast LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN STRIPS, Rice Pilaf, Sugar Snap Peas, Mandarin Oranges, Baby Carrots w/Dip, Teddy Grahams, Milk Tuesday, December 11: Yogurt Parfait w/Granola LUNCH: SALISBURY STEAK W/GRAVY, Tiny Whole Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Fresh Apple Slices, Wheat Breadstick, Milk Wednesday, December 12: Mini French Toast

LUNCH: HAMBURGER ON A BUN, Lettuce/Tomato, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Fresh Grapes, Celery Sticks w/Dip, Milk Thursday, December 13: Blueberry Muffin LUNCH: CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON TURKEY W/GRAVY, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Pumpkin Pie/Fresh Fruit, Wheat Roll, Milk Friday, December 14: Sausage Biscuit w/Gravy LUNCH: CHEESE PIZZA BREAD, Caesar Salad, Steamed Peas, Fresh Kiwi, Cherry Juice Bar, Milk Monday, December 17: Breakfast Pizza LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN ON A BUN, Lettuce/Tomato, Crinkle Cut Fries, Cal. Blend Veg-

etables, Fresh Tangerine, Milk Tuesday, December 18: Waffle Sticks LUNCH: SPAGHETTI W/MEATSAUCE, Steamed Broccoli, Sliced Peaches, Garlic Texas Toast, Milk Wednesday, December 19: Chicken & Biscuit LUNCH: CHILI w/CRACKERS, GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH, Diced Potatoes, Warm Sliced Apples, Milk Thursday, December 20: Mini Pancakes LUNCH: PEPPERONI ROLL, Caesar Salad, Steamed Corn, Applesauce, Lime Sherbet, Milk Friday, December 21: IS DAY NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENT’S Monday, December 24: NO SCHOOL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY Tuesday, December 25: NO


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Governor Tomblin announces Available Slots for the Aged and Disabled Waiver Program Program provides long-term care alternative to W.Va. families CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently announced slots are available for additional West Virginians to receive Aged and Disabled Waiver Services. The governor has directed the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to move 120 West Virginians from the managed en-

rollment list to fill these vacant positions for the upcoming year. The positions became available due to members who left the program at some point during state fiscal year 2012 due to death, moving out of state or to a nursing facility, or for other reasons. The federal Center for Medicaid Services rules require slots

not be re-filled until the next fiscal year. "The Aged and Disabled Waiver program allows those enrolled to receive traditional Medicaid services in addition to other in-home services designed to allow recipients to stay in their homes longer-which is a blessing for all," said Gov. Tomblin.

DHHR announced a freeze on enrollment in the Aged and Disabled Waiver program last year. This move was made to maintain the current level of services for individuals already enrolled in the program. Factors that contributed to last year's decision included a drop in

the federal match rate from 83.05 percent to 72.62 percent and a five percent increase in the average cost per person receiving waiver services. The match rate determines the amount of federal and state money contributed to the program. As a result of last year's freeze, a managed enrollment list was created.

Texas Law Firm, Murray LLP, agrees to End its Controversial Services to 5,222 West Virginia Families Who Lost Homes Through Wrongful Foreclosures AG McGraw’s Suit Against Murray’s Settled CHARLESTON - Attorney General Darrell McGraw recently announced that Murray LLP, a Texas law firm, agreed to permanently discontinue offering a service to West Virginia foreclosure victims that a lawsuit filed by McGraw’s office characterized as unscrupulous and deceptive. The agreement with Murray is reflected in a final order recently entered on November 1, 2012 in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County that settles the suit filed against Murray. The suit alleged that Murray,

through its website,, sought to charge consumers a fee of 20% to assist them in processing a claim for benefits they were already guaranteed to receive under the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS), reached earlier this year by the federal government and 49 state attorneys general with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicers. The only requirement to receive the NMS payment, estimated to be $1,500 to $2,000, is completion of a simple one-page form that was mailed directly to all eligible persons. Attorney General McGraw’s suit alleged that Murray at-

tempted to wrongfully profit from this process by leading consumers to believe that its services were necessary to obtain the money when, in fact, the claims process was intended to be simple and free. In the final order entered by the court, Murray agreed that it would not represent or collect payments from West Virginia consumers in relation to the NMS claims process or any other non- litigation foreclosure services. Murray also agreed to place a notice on its website,, advising that its services are not available in West Virginia.

Attorney General McGraw stated, “I am pleased that we promptly achieved our objective, which was to prohibit Murray from charging West Virginia consumers who lost their homes to foreclosure a fee for a benefit that was intended to be free. Any consumers who have questions or need assistance about how to file their claim under the NMS are encouraged to call my office, where they will be assisted without charge.”” In addition to the direct payments to consumers who lost homes to foreclosure, the NMS agreement also required the

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banks to establish new mortgage servicing standards that promise more protection for consumers. Although the new servicing standards are only binding on the five banks who signed the NMS, Bank of America, Citi, GMAC/Ally, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, it is expected that the standards will serve as a model that will likely be adopted by the entire industry. To report a scam or consumer fraud or to file a complaint, West Virginians can reach the Attorney General’s Office by calling the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1800-368-8808 or visiting online.

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