Page 1

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Find Out What Over 32,000 Monthly Viewers Already Know!

Readers want short, concise, accurate articles when looking at community newspapers.

“Daily Issues Online�

CORRECTION A story ran Feb. 12, in the Putnam Standard, titled "Dots Look for Completion." We referred to Bob Lemley as retired head coach and former coach. We also referred to Jim Sovine as new head coach. Both of these statements are incorrect. We misunderstood the information that was given. Lemley is a retired teacher, but still coaches and subs. Sovine is a new coach, but an assistant coach, not a head coach. We are sorry for any inconvenience or confusion this story may have caused.

Marita Sodaro named to Dean's List at Grove City College GROVE CITY, PA - Marita Sodaro, a senior Early Childhood Education major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List with Distinction for the fall 2012 semester. Marita is a 2008 graduate of Teays Valley Christian School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sodaro (Sheryl) from Scott Depot, WV. Students eligible for the Dean's List have a GPA of 3.40 to SEE SODARO ON PAGE 7

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


50 Cents Volume 144

l Issue 6

More Opportunities for Brighter Future By Justin Waybright

ELEANOR - "Even if just one person finds a career, it's worth it," said Ashley Alford, public relations representative for the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. That's been the driving force behind the recent career fairs in the county. It was no different Feb. 12. Men and women poured into the commons area of the Putnam Career and Technical Center with anticipation written on their faces. They were on a mission to seek a brighter future, and more than 20 local employers were happy to offer it. Amanda Newcomb, a sr. front

Second Career Fair Comes to County - More than 20 local employers provided residents with hope and opportunities for the future. Photo by Justin Waybright office coordinator with Express Employment Professionals was one of these. Newcomb described the greatest part of her

work day. "There's nothing better than to help someone get back on their feet," she said. "It's a great joy."

Express Employment Professionals offer free services to help SEE FUTURE ON PAGE 5

County Aims to provide Water for All By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - Water is vital. It is a basic necessity for sustaining life and building infrastructure. Without it, cities, counties and states cease to exist. County commissioners know this. It has been their aim for years, to bring flowing water to and from every home and business in Putnam County. With the extension designs behind them, commissioners discussed the future of the county. They heard from the Putnam PSD and the Regional Intergovernmental Council during the Feb. 12 commission meeting. The goal is to get water to every part of the county. A chunk of that goal lies in Manilla Ridge. The problem is the Putnam

Public Service District has limited power because West Virginia American Water currently owns the lines. This makes the PSD a middleman or "liaison" for water line extensions and other projects. Years ago, the PSD worked hard to extend lines to its growing customer base. However, the district had to borrow more than $500,000 to make that happen. In an effort to pay off the debt, the PSD sold many of its lines to West Virginia American Water. This created a catch 22. Mike Hanna, Putnam PSD chairperson explained, "West Virginia American Water paid off our debt, but when they took over for us, they took over the income. Any water line breaks and maintenance, they take care of." Now, the PSD must convince West Virginia American Water officials to extend water lines to

residents in need, like those living on Manilla Ridge. That area is Hanna and the PSD's next target. "We're in the process to build water lines and we've applied for

grants," he said. Now, a $1.5 million federal grant is in the works. If approved a bulk of the funds will flow toward Manilla Ridge. "The county commission has paid for the design of the project and made their commitment," said Terry Martin, project coordinator for the Regional Intergovernmental Council. "We met with the development office last year and they seemed to be very taken with the project." If the grant is secured, West Virginia American Water will operate the lines, but the county will own them. "We're trying, but the closest source of water is West Virginia American," said Martin. After discussions about the water project, Buffalo residents stated concerns about there SEE WATER ON PAGE 5


Page 2 –Tuesday, February 19,2013 West Virginia DNR announces Public Meetings to discuss Proposed Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Regulations SOUTH CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2013 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, proposed 2014-2015 general hunting and trapping regulations, proposed amphibian and reptile regulations, and proposed 2014 fishing regulations. These meetings will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on March 18 and March 19, and the public is encouraged to attend. “The public meetings have been designed to use an ‘Open House’ format,’” said DNR Director Frank Jezioro. “This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, learn of proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with Wildlife Resources biologists and Natural Resource Police Officers and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues.” As in the past, written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations will also be encouraged. Deadline for written comments is April 5, 2013. A local meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2013 in Milton at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building).

FREE Putnam County Pre-K Programs The Putnam County Collaborative Pre-K Program will begin registration for their FREE 4year old pre-k program as follows: • Pre-K Registration Packets are available for parents to pick up at all elementary schools, existing pre-k sites, Head Start centers, Putnam County Schools’ central

Community Calendar

office and on the pre-k website. You may call 304-586• 0500 x1133 or e-mail for an appointment time for registration. • March 8—The first pre-k registration and combination parent information fair will be held at the Putnam County Technical Center in Eleanor by appointment only. • March 15—The second pre-k registration and combination parent information fair will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in the Valley located next to Valley Wave Pool Park by appointment only. • After March 15-Anyone that doesn’t come to the mass registrations must contact Nancy Joplin (contact information above) to make an individualized appointment for registration. Packets turned in after initial registration dates run a larger chance of not getting into their first choice site. Children must turn 4 before September 1, 2013 to be eligible. Five year old new enterers will be considered based on outcome of a kindergarten readiness test. The following documents will need to be turned in with your registration packets: birth certification, 3or 4-year old health check form, age appropriate immunization record, along with other registration materials that will be included in your packet. More information about FREE Putnam County Pre-K can be found at w w w. p u t n a m s c h o o l s . c o m under parents/community or by contacting 304-586-0500 x1133 or x1107.

South Charleston Public Library to hold Monthly Meeting The South Charleston Public Library Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda is available at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

Buffalo UMC Free Lunch Buffalo United Methodist Church (in the historic Town Square) invites all who are hungry to visit on the last Sunday of the month throughout the year for a free lunch. Come for the worship time of 9:45 a.m. and stay for lunch, or drop in from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for fellowship and food. Call Pastor Rick Waller, 304-935-2970 for more information.

OH-KAN Coin Club Show What: OH-KAN Coin Club Show Where: Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), Rt. 7 North, Gallipolis, OH When: Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parking and admission are free. For additional information please call 1-740-444-1895.

Breast Cancer Support Group Meetings are held in the education room at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital every fourth Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Questions, call CAMC Family Resource Center at 304-3882545.

Hurricane Civic Chorus The Hurricane Civic Chorus meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane. No auditions required and membership is not restricted to Hurricane residents. Questions, call 304-562-6539.

Teays Valley Scrapbooking Club The Teays Valley Scrapbooking Club would like to invite all ladies in the community to attend the monthly club meeting (held on the fourth Saturday of each month) at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd., just east of exit 40 on I-64. Call 304-757-9222.

Breast Cancer Support Group A Breast Cancer Support Group meets in the education room at CAMC Teays Valley Hos-

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

pital every 4th Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. For further information, please call CAMC Family Resource Center at 304-388-2545.

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

Winfield Lions Club building Available to Rent The Winfield Lions Club building is available to rent for showers, birthday parties and other functions. Overlooking the Kanawha River, with an outdoor grilling area and picnic space available, the building is air-conditioned, has a complete kitchen and seats up to 50. For rates and more information, call 304-7555539.

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

First Baptist Church of St Albans to offer Music Camp The First Baptist Church of St. Albans at Sixth Ave. and Second

The Putnam Standard St will offer its 22nd annual Music Camp, June 10-14, 9 am to 2:30 pm daily at the church. The Camp is for children entering grades 2 - 7 as of September 2013. Children attending the Camp participate in choral singing, handbells, Orff instruments, a basic music class, introduction to the orchestra and recreation. Participants need not have prior formal music training. Other activities include Introduction to Guitar, Drums, and Pipe Organ, and Interpretive Movement. Tuition for the camp is $37 per child with family rates available. For further information and online registration, visit Online registration begins March 1. You may also register at the church Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm beginning March 1. The Music Camp is under the direction of Thomas Hollinger, Director of Music at the church. Questions? Call the church at 727-4661.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.

Pancake Breakfast Everyone Welcome! Saturday, February 23, 2013, 9-11 am at Milton VFW Post 9796 (next to Blenko Glass), donations requested.

John Klug named to Honor List of Oxford College ATLANTA, GA. - John Klug of Hurricane, WV was named to the Honor List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Ga., for the 2012 fall semester. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the Honor List. Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia's largest and most comprehensive health care system.

The Putnam Standard

Community News

Tuesday,February 19,2013 – Page 3

Thousands received free help with college financial aid applications during fourth ‘College Goal Sunday’ CHARLESTON,WV -Volunteers from across the state provided free assistance completing college aid applications Sunday (February 10) during West Virginia’s fourth annual College Goal Sunday event. Approximately 2,000 people including students and their families attended the event, which offered free workshops staffed by financial aid professionals at 23 locations across the state. The workshops focused on helping families

navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. “Completing the FAFSA is one of the most important steps in preparing for college,” said Angie Holley, chairwoman of College Goal Sunday West Virginia. “This event allows us to work with families one-on-one to remove some of the logistical and financial obstacles to pursuing education and training beyond high school.” Students who were unable to

attend a College Goal Sunday workshop can still receive free help completing the FAFSA by calling the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s financial aid hotline at 1-888-8255707 to set up an appointment or receive help over the phone. Information regarding all state and federal financial aid programs is also available from the College Foundation of West Virginia, the state’s free college-planning website on-

line at College Goal Sunday was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental support from Lumina Foundation for Education. College Goal Sunday WestVirginia is coordinated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in partnership with the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Adminis-

trators, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, and college access organizations such as TRiO and GEAR UP. The event is made possible through the volunteer efforts and resources of public and non-profit organizations and businesses across the state.

Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program accepting Nominations February 1 – March 15 For Outstanding Young Volunteers Kohl’s is honoring more than 2,300 youth, ages six to 18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes; top winners receive $10,000 each MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS – The Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes this year. Ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities will be selected. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted February 1 – March 15 at To nominate volunteers ages six to 18 for a Kohl’s Cares scholarship, visit kohls Nominations are accepted February 1 through March 15, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nation-

wide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. Since the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,000 kids with more than $3.4 million in scholarships and prizes. In 2013, Kohl’s celebrates its 13th year of rewarding young volunteers. Below are just a couple of examples of the outstanding youth recognized during last years’ program. In 2012, Kohl’s honored na-

tional winner Brianna Moore, 15, from Detroit, Michigan who collected, decorated and delivered food baskets that fed more than 400 families in her community, along with collecting and providing hats and gloves for approximately 320 local school children to keep them warm during the harsh Detroit winter. Regional winner, Mackenzie Bearup, 18, was recognized for founding Sheltering Books, Inc., an organization that has collected and donated more than 100,000 books to children in homeless shelters in 35 states and underprivileged school children in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. The Kohl’s Caresâ Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Caresâ, Kohl’s philanthropic program fo-

WVSU, KVCTC sign series of Partnership Agreements INSTITUTE - In another step to meet the changing economic needs of the region, West Virginia State University (WVSU) and Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (KVCTC) have signed a series of agreements that will make it easier for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in five career fields. Signing of the articulation agreements will allow students in specific fields of study to begin their college education at KVCTC and then complete their studies by earning a bachelor’s degree at WVSU. The agreements are in the areas of Criminal Justice, Art, History, English with a Literature option, and Health Sciences Leadership in Allied Health and Rehabilitation. They were signed today and are effective immediately. “This is a win-win for college

students and for business and industry in West Virginia,” said Dr. Joseph Badgley, president of KVCTC. “Students will have increased options for earning a baccalaureate degree, while at the same time businesses with a demand for workers will have a highly educated workforce to draw from.” “The more efficiently we can transfer students into their bachelor’s degree programs, the sooner they will graduate and begin contributing to the growing economies in West Virginia,” added Brian O. Hemphill, president of West Virginia State University. KVCTC was previously known as the West Virginia State Community and Technical College and was located on the WVSU campus in Institute. Following passage of legislation in 2008 that separated community and

technical colleges from universities the school changed its name to KVCTC and relocated to the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. In fall 2012, the schools began to explore additional ways that they could work together to provide for the educational needs of students in the region. “Historically, we have enjoyed a strong partnership with WVSU,” Badgley said. “The signing of these new articulation agreements builds on that partnership and provides a bright future for students attending both institutions.” “These agreements are the first of hopefully many to come that will provide a seamless transfer for students coming from KVCTC to complete a bachelor’s degree,” Hemphill added.

cused on improving the lives of children. Kohl’s Caresâ benefits children’s health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s initiatives; fundraising gift cards for schools and youth serving organizations and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program. For more information or a list of past Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit About Kohl’s Department Stores Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, ac-

cessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,146 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit, or join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter Kohls.

E-mail your community news items to us at or fax to 304-562-6214

BANKRUPTCY RELIEF • Foreclosures • Repossessions • Phone Calls Free consultations with

Attorney Mitch Klein


Community News

Page 4 –Tuesday,February 19,2013


Sweet Chili Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped - or more to taste 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon dried basil 2 (15 ounce) cans light red kidney beans, drained and rinse 2 (15 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes 2 (15 ounce) cans corn 3 tablespoons white sugar Salt and ground black pep-

Velma’s View

The Putnam Standard

Donate Life

By Velma Kitchens Driving in the Turn Lane, Not the Fast Lane

Art by Natalie Larson

per to taste

Directions: Crumble ground beef into a skillet over medium heat. Stir garlic, oregano, chili powder, and basil into the beef; cook and stir until beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Combine light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and corn in crock of a slow cooker. Stir cooked ground beef into the bean mixture. Cook on Medium-Low for 2 hours. Stir sugar into the chili and continue cooking as long as you can wait, at least 6 hours. Season with salt and black pepper to serve. Makes 6 servings

February Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Ralph Arnett Lorena Winter Charlotte Taylor Blanch Conway Carolyn Miler Ruby Stirewalt Greg Bostic Diana Taylor Alex Clark Danny Neal Bernie “Cuz” White Patricia (Pat) Shirkey – Feb. 23rd

If you - or someone you know - will be celebratrating a birthday in the coming months... Call 304-743-6731 and give us their name - OR just email the information to

Why do drivers feel the need to actually drive in the turn lanes on the highways? We were out over the weekend and a car kept driving in the turn lane to get onto Route 60, I don’t understand why people can’t see that the arrows are for turning. The lanes are for getting onto the road, stop and look and then get into the correct lane. When one lane is backed up and a driver is going to make a turn, I have seen them drive up to the light and then stop. This could make for an accident and I have seen that happen. Turning onto the highway from a parking lot when the traffic is stopped and make your turn could lead to a collision when someone is driving in the center lane. We used to call the lane, first come, first serve since the first car that gets to the turn lane gets to go. Just a thought when out driving, try to be courteous. I know it is difficult but maybe people are having a tough time and need a break. Speaking of breaks, would it do any harm to give big trucks and other drivers a break on the Interstate and highways? You could be the driver who prevents an accident. Just a thought for all of us who are out there on the roads. Remember, safety is of the Lord.

By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the conference and council rooms of the city municipal building. Those who wish to donate must meet weight, height and health requirements before giving blood. A Red Cross blood donor card or other form of ID is required. The Putnam Chamber Network of Women will sponsor this event. Officials will also collect canned goods to benefit local food pantries. For more information, call 1800-733-2767 or visit

WVSU Partners with Leading Mattress Company on New Internship Program INSTITUTE - West Virginia State University (WVSU) students will soon have the opportunity to gain practical, real world experience through a new internship program with one of the nation’s most successful mattress companies. Innovative Mattress Solutions is offering WVSU students the chance to be selected for the company’s new Blue Chip Development Internship Program, which is designed to develop future leaders. Company representatives were on campus Tuesday, Feb. 12th meeting with potential WVSU students for the program. If selected, students would work up to 20 hours per week over a two-year period in the internship program rotating

through different aspects of the Innovative Mattress Solutions operations. The internships are paid and at the conclusion of the two-year rotation, a formal job offer could be made. Innovative Mattress Solutions has its corporate headquarters as well as a warehouse facility in Winfield, W.Va. The company operates in the states of West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Indiana as Mattress Warehouse, Sleep Outfitters, Mattresses Unlimited and Mattress King. Students accepted into the internship program could work in the company headquarters, warehouse or in individual retail stores over the course of their internship. They will gain practical experience in areas such as mar-

keting, business operations and sales, among other areas. “We are very excited to partner with such a creative company as Innovative Mattress Solutions,” said Barbara Ladner, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at WVSU. “They are leaders in their field and we know that our students can learn a great deal over the course of their internship.” Founded in 1983 by Kim Knopf with one store in South Charleston, today, Innovative Mattress Solutions has nearly 150 locations and more than 400 employees. The company has been honored as a Retail Giant of Bedding by Furniture Today, and Knopf has been named to the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by West Virginia University. For more information about the Innovative Mattress Solutions Blue Chip Development Internship Program, contact the WVSU Office of Career Services and Co-operative Education at (304) 766-3143.

The Putnam Standard

Community News

Tuesday,February 19,2013 – Page 5

Archives Library to present “Native American Research in West Virginia” Feb. 21 at the Culture Center CHARLESTON – Greg Carroll will present “Native American Research in West Virginia” on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Carroll will discuss the tribes that were located in West Virginia between 1600 and 1800, as well as their languages, alliances and tribal movements. He also will provide information on how people interested in researching their Native American roots can try to find these often elusive relations. Carroll is a graduate of Marshall University. He was a staff historian for the West Virginia

Division of Culture and History’s Archives and History Section for 23 years until his retirement in October 2012. His primary focus was on Native Americans, African Americans and Civil War history. For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Bobby Taylor, library manager, at or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and

History Library at (304) 5580230. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

growing Teays Valley hotel. "This is definitely a people business," she said. "You've got to have a good, outgoing personality." Hampton Inn continues to prosper and grow. The hotel's lobby is being upgraded and renovated. For more information on positions at Hampton Inn, call (304) 760-7292 or visit Behind her table, representatives from West Virginia Nursing Network Infusion Services offered help for people seeking positions in the nursing field. "There is an increasing growth in nurse shortage," Marketing and PR Administrator Stephanie Duncan explained. "So, the need is there, and this is a great career to get into." A focus behind this staffing agency is keeping the jobs local, she said. WVNN helps clients find careers in LPN, CNA, RN and more. For more information, call (304) 542-1968 or e-mail Midway through the county's second career fair, Gary Walton, executive director of the Putnam County Development Authority watched, hoping to mirror the success of the first fair, two

months ago. Walton echoed words spoken by Alford, "If you have one person find a career, you win." He looked toward the 20 local employers and smiled. "This, to me, is one of the best opportunities people have...there are all kinds of different employers here," Walton said. He described the domino effect that occurs when one person finds a career in Putnam County. The overall picture is more than most realize, said Walton. "The beauty is when they are employed here, it makes more sense to live here - they could live and work here in the county and save gas, and if they have a fulltime job, they can rent or buy a home," he explained. "Chances are they're spending money in service, retail and gas stations, so it's good for the economy as a whole." As the evening drew to a close, Alford and Walton seemed pleased with the turnout. "There are a lot of people who are unemployed, and we want to help them find not just jobs, but careers," said Alford, moments before the fair. By the event's end, this was accomplished and the county's second career fair went down as another success.

FUTURE FROM PAGE 1 employers find qualified employees. Newcomb and staff match potential employees with local companies and businesses. Positions in the legal and medical fields are in high demand, she said. To find a career, call Express Employment Professionals at (304) 746-8888 or visit Also, visit their Corridor G office between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule an interview. Across the room, Cornerstone Realty's staff offered sales positions for their company. The Teays Valley business lies in the heart of the booming real estate market in Putnam County. "We're looking for new sales agents for commercial and residential," said Owner Jeffrey Mangus. "There's plenty of business to be had and a good career to be started." Once hired, the new employee will receive training to ensure success, he said "There's nothing stopping them but themselves, and we're here for them," said Mangus. For more information about opportunities at Cornerstone Realty, call (304) 757-0889 or visit Near the Cornerstone Realty table, a representative from Hampton Inn offered jobs in housekeeping and front desk. Sales Manager Suzanne Ball said the staff at Hampton Inn strives to make the hotel feel like a second home to guests. Ball is pleased to offer positions at the

WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane “HELL AND HIGH-WATER” Thought for the week: And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 20:39 (KJV) I live near Mud River and a few weeks ago she came up like a thief in the night. I awoke to find the rolling muddy water had blocked the road to my residence; no fear - have milk and chocolate - can survive for days. But then, the snow did come... I wanted. So God and his seasons are all on schedule, to top that off, the groundhog did see his shadow, and spring is sure to come once again. Seasons are like grudges we hold, they slowly move one into another, and time passes, the winter woes are soon gone, when we see new blades of grass and the spring buds of everything come back to life once again. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 As the water crawled back in to its boundaries and the snow laid around for days... We feel comfortable again back in our normal conditions, Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice; Ephesians 4:31 As for using the word Hell in my title of hell and high-water, this is slang word that we sometime use to show determination. One definition of hell in Webster is "any place or state of torment or misery." Which is what can be felt if a grudge exists in your life. The Bible speaks of hell the abode of the dead; Sheol or Hades. The word hell is used 31 times in the Old Testament and 23 times in the New Testament - total of 54 times in the Bible (KJV). There is such a place, read the story in the Bible about the rich man and Lazarus. And he cried and said Father Abraham have mercy on me; and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame. Luke 16:24 Place your faith in God today and you can feel a flood of content in your life. Jesus could return again, morning, night, or noon just as the water came up quickly. While the high rolling water had me blocked, I did have a” Heluva Good” cheese sandwich to eat -.founded by Perry Messenger in 1925 in his basement; a cheese, that he called his brand "Heluva Good" cheese, sold at Wal-Mart, been in business for 85 years you might want to try. Prayer: Thank you our Father, for your weather changes, we would be bored without your surprises. Amen.

WATER FROM PAGE 1 being too much water in their town. "We've got a real problem with standing water," one man said. "The streets are falling apart." Commissioners have sent officials to that area for water drainage problems in the past. After hearing the resident's plea for help, Commissioner President Joe Haynes made a suggestion, "We could petition the state." County Manager Brian Donat seemed on board with the idea. "We need to at least get them on site," he said. The next commission meeting is 9 a.m. Feb. 26.

To Advertise Here Call 304.743.6731 today!

Page 6 –Tuesday,February 19,2013


The Putnam Standard

Remembering our Frontier Outdoorsmen

David Payne Sr.

Column by David Payne Sr.

Over the next few weeks – with a few interruptions here and there – I'll be discussing some of our greatest frontier outdoorsmen. If you've ever read “Last of the Mohicans” or seen the movie, you get this impression that people just walked around bashing people's skulls open with tomahawks. That's actually fairly accurate. When the white settlers began arriving in the mid 1700s, there was, amongst the Indians, a culture that had been extremely violent for generations. When the Ohio Indian wars

ended in the mid 1790s (ended because the Indians were either dead or moved west), there were constant, brutal wars going amongst the Indians since the early 1600s. All that started because Europeans started wearing beaver-felt hats. In the 1600s, the Iroquois Confederacy tribes in New York started trading with the Europeans. They traded beaver hides – which were used to make the hats – for all kinds of things, including steel knives, tomahawks, steel for making metal arrowheads and matchlock guns. That was a gamechanger. Harry Turtledove wrote this novel, “Guns of the South,” where these guys go back in time and give Robert E. Lee a bunch of Soviet AK-47 rifles. Now armed with 20th-Century assault rifles, Lee's Army of Northern Virginia rolls over Grant's army of muzzleloaders, captures Washington D.C., and the South wins the war. It was like that. Only it was real. When Beaver became scarce, the Iroquois eyeballed the Ohio Country (modern-day Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio), where, naturally, various other tribes lived. With their modern steel hatchets, steel knives, arrows with metal tips and matchlock firearms, they steamrolled over tribes of Indians literally fighting

with Stone-Age weapons. Many Ohio tribes were decimated and others fled, which brought them against other tribes, especially in the South, or scattered them into small pockets around the country. The Lakota Indians, a tribe of the Sioux Confederacy for which North and South Dakota are named, were driven all the way from Ohio to beyond the Mississippi River, where they developed a nomadic lifestyle on the Great Plains. The Shawnee were pushed as far south as South Carolina, where the Catawba finally drove them out. When the Iroquois' power began to decline in the early 1700s, the Shawnee moved back into Ohio. They were very tired of moving. When settlers began arriving, they met a Shawnee nation that was very belligerent, thanks to a century of suffering. It was a very complex relationship, however, between Indians and whites. Europe still needed fur – a commodity the Indians were very good at getting. It wasn't just beaver, the Indians also traded skins of deer, raccoon – basically any wild mammal they could kill. In exchange, they got all kinds of things they wanted and it wasn't just weapons. They traded for combs, mirrors, needles, pins, virtually anything.

Adventurous guys like Wetzel, O'Brien (who is one of my ancestors) and Hughes were never much for farming, which was hard, boring work. In another century, they might have been fighter pilots or astronauts, but in their century, they found employment as scouts and guides. Every traveling group needed some renowned Indian fighter and scout to lead the way and watch for sign of hostile Indians. Even then, safety was not guaranteed. John Madison, brother of the then-future president James Madison, was killed by Indians while surveying along the Little Kanawha River in 1786. The most renowned Indian fighter of all, Wetzel himself, was his guide on that expedition. Nor could Hughes help gunsmith (and cattle driver) Nicholas Carpenter during a 1791 cattle drive to Marietta. The cattle drive was attacked by Indians. Hughes escaped. Carpenter was crippled from a previous wound and hid in a pond. He died with a tomahawk blow to the head. To give you an idea just how complex these relationships were, Carpenter had earlier fixed the rifle of the one of attacking Indians. Had that Indian recognized Carpenter before that fatal blow, he probably would have saved his life. You could have an Indian in your store trading furs

and that night, stealing your cattle. To make it even more complex, you had all these tribes with different personalities. The Delawares, who lived throughout present-day West Virginia, were kind, easy-going people – like somebody you'd find playing checkers in a barber shop – but the Shawnee, Miami and Wyandot were bad news. The problem was the settlers, most coming from New England, couldn't tell the difference. People like Wetzel, Hughes and O'Brien could tell the difference, but often – and O'Brien seems to be the exception to this – didn't care and it could be as dangerous for Indians as anyone else. In 1788 Wetzel was employed as a hunter for the town of Marietta as the negotiations for the Treaty of Harmar were taking place. As Seneca Chief Tegunteh walked to the fort to resume negotiations, Wetzel stepped out from behind a tree and bludgeoned him to death. To make matters worse, there were these foreign governments (first the French, then the British) stirring up Indians, encouraging them – and sometimes even paying them - to murder American settlers.

March and trout stockings should resume in April. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to drain and clean the stilling basin at R. D. Bailey Lake in Wyoming/Mingo counties. Trout typically are stocked in the stilling basin below the dam and downstream. This work is scheduled for late March and is expected to be completed by April 4, 2013. Due to the scheduled draining, trout will not be stocked in the stilling basin until after the work is completed. Trout will be stocked downstream according to the normal schedule. New Creek Lake, in Grant County, will not be stocked until the lake has some water in it. The Natural Resources Conservation Service drained it a couple of years ago to facilitate repairs to the water-release structure. After partial filling, NRCS will test the gates used to regulate the amount of water discharged from the lake. If the tests are satisfactory, the lake will be filled to its normal pool level. Trout stocking is expected to begin later this spring. This is a story from November that I missed initially, but I thought it interesting enough to

pass on anyway. An Alaska man recently was able to survive an encounter with a mother bear defending her cubs by playing dead. The unidentified man stumbled upon a sow with two cubs about 20 feet in front of him. The bear started to walk off, but his dog went over to sniff the cubs – something mother bears don't take kindly to. When the dog ran back to the man, the sow chased the dog. The man rolled up in a ball and played dead. With the dog barking the entire time, the bear grabbed his foot and pulled him, checked on her cubs, came back to the man, bit his foot and ran off. I once stumbled upon a mother bear and two cubs while deer hunting with a longbow on Klondike Ridge in Tyler County. I came over a very steep ridge and stopped when I saw two cubs off to the right. The mother was to my left. Now in extreme-super-stealth mode, sneaked back up the hill, over the ridge. Once I slipped over the ridge and down to the first flat on the other side, I ran. I mean ran. Contact David Payne at

Contact David Payne at

Outdoor roundup The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be holding public meetings across the state next month to allow people to review and comment on the proposed 2013 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar and the proposed 2014-2015 general hunting and trapping regulations. These meetings will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on March 18 and March 19, and the public is encouraged to attend. For the last decade or so, the meetings are held in an “open house” format, instead of the school-assembly-style meetings they had when I was a young reporter attending them. The DNR says this allows more public interaction and lets people show up any time they want. That's true. What's also true is that it keeps one nut from derailing the entire meeting, which used to often be the case. Deadline for written comments is April 5, 2013. One of the meetings will be held in Milton at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park office building on March 18. The proposed regulations, etc.

will first be discussed at the DNR quarterly meeting at the DNR office in South Charleston Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. It is your right to attend if you want. The public is welcome. The DNR will hold its next instructor training for the Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program April 9 and 10 at Mid-State Archery in Flatwoods. The program is the DNR's largest – and most successful - educational program. It has introduced archery to more than 84,000 students as part of their physical education classes in nearly 300 West Virginia schools. The program teaches Olympicstyle, target archery in both public and private schools Grades 4 through 12. Schools may offer the program only with a certified instructor, usually preferably a physical education instructor or coach. The DNR only has about four training sessions per year and the class size is limited to 25 and fills up fast. As an added incentive, teachers taking this training may be eligible to receive Continuing Education Hours – provided they submit their paperwork to their principal before the end of the school year.”

The deadline to apply is March 29. The training costs $25 for all school employees and $50 for non-school employees. This fee will be paid to WVDNR – Archery in the Schools Program (via check, money order, or exact currency only) during the first morning of the training. To register, call Krista Snodgrass at (304) 558-2771 or contact her via email at The DNR announced several changes to the trout-stocking this season. Trout stocking of Laurel Fork of Holly River in Webster County will be delayed as a result of ongoing work at Holly River State Park. The park is currently closed as contractors work to restore power and repair infrastructure that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Stocking may resume sometime in March. Trout stocking of Boley Lake and Glade Creek (of Manns Creek) in Fayette County also will be delayed due to replacement of the bridge that spans Glade Creek and provides access to the stream and lake. Work on the new bridge is expected to be completed by late

Community News

The Putnam Standard

Christin’s Corner By Christin Daugherty Dear Readers, This week, instead of answering one of your questions, I thought I would post my own if ya don’t mind. I’m sure that most of you out there have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or whatever, attending a public school. Personally, my daughter is in her first year of middle school and, to be quite frank, that alone could cause a mom to require some therapy, but I digress. So the problem, which has been the same problem for kids since the beginning of time I’m sure, is bullying. My daughter either gets bullied, or witnesses someone else getting bullied, every single day at her new, BIG school. I think, for the most part, she handles it pretty well. After all, her mother is a bartender and a black-belt in sarcasm. Wink, wink. I, myself, can recall countless times that I was bullied in or after school, mostly by older kids. And my mother would always tell me to just ignore them. She said that “the bullies get their satisfaction out of your reaction.” This was actually pretty good advice. It

worked rather well for me most of the time, except for with this one pesky girl. Still, to this day, I don’t know what I ever did to her. She was just plain mean. She used to say awful things about me on the bus on the way home, in front of EVERYBODY! So, one day, I’d just had enough. I don’t know where it came from; I don’t even remember exactly what I said. I just got up, got right in her face, and gave it right back to her. She left me alone after that. I’m pretty sure she remained a miserable human being even through adulthood, but, again…I digress. Anyway, the problem with kids today is that they are either too sensitive or too insensitive. Bullying is rampant among schoolage children, from the little ones to the high-schoolers. And the power that these bullies now have is quite terrifying! Not only can they harass you at school, and on the bus, but now they can do it over the internet for the whole world to see! Teenagers are even going so far as to devastatingly taking their own lives because of being bullied. This

needs to stop and it needs to stop NOW! You can tell the kids to ignore it, like my mom used to do, but I believe there is only so much a young person can take. You can tell them to stand up for themselves, and to not let anyone push them around. But if my daughter did that all the time she would be in a fight every day, and that’s not good either. No matter what I tell her to do, I can tell that being bullied is affecting her selfesteem, and to me that’s just unacceptable - because she is AMAZING and deserves to feel amazing! So what is the right solution? Or is there one? I want to hear from YOU! Send me your advice or testimonial to Anything I could use to share with my babygirl about how to better handle a situation with a bully, or just another example of what other people have been through would be greatly appreciated! I look forward to reading your stories, and can’t wait to hear what you all come up with! “Life is a fight, but not everyone’s a fighter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species.” ― Andrew Vachss, Terminal *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. *

Cross of Grace Lutheran Church to install new Pastor Rev. Thomas L. Quickel, Jr. will be installed as Pastor of Cross of Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, February 24, 2013 beginning at 4 pm. The Rev. Ralph W. Dunkin, Bishop of the West VirginiaWestern Maryland Synod, will preside and install Pastor Quickel. The Rev. Carl W. Ames, Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Huntington,

West Virginia, will be the preacher. Member of the congregation will invite Pastor Quickel to join them in the ministries of proclaiming the gospel, confessing and forgiving sin and baptizing. Cross of Grace Lutheran Church is located at 30 Grace Drive, below the WalMart at Exit 34, in Hurricane, WV. The Service of Installation will take place at

the church. The Life Together Team will provide a catered meal after the Service of Installation. Friends and neighbors are invited and encouraged to join this celebration. Pastor Quickel has served congregations in Plains, Georgia, Wardensville, West Virginia, Elberton, Georgia and Bristol, Tennessee.

Tuesday,February 19,2013 – Page 7

Free Tax Assistance By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Preparing taxes can be costly. Accountant Christine Spaulding knows this. For eight years, she has volunteered her time and expertise, to help everyone from single mothers to teenagers, prepare taxes inside the municipal building. It is a free service. Many professional tax preparers will charge more than $200 to do what Spaulding can do. “I like working with numbers, and this is my way of giving back,” she said. “It feels really good knowing I saved them [people] money.”

The extra money she saves people often goes to groceries, gas, rent and bills, according to surveys. The city is proud to welcome Spaulding’s services. “She’s been a real resource for people,” said Hurricane City Manager Ben Newhouse. Spaulding is part of the VITA or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which works with the WVDHHR and the IRS to provide this free service, funded through grants. “It’s a team effort,” she said. Spaulding is available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through March. Time is running out. To make an appointment, call her at (304) 546-7578.

SODARO FROM PAGE 1 3.59; for the Dean's List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean's List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0. Founded in 1876, Grove City College stands on its founding ideals of faith and freedom, made possible by an unwavering commitment to Christian principles and rigorous academics at a price within the reach of families with modest means. The College, located 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pa., has an enrollment of 2,500 students and teaches the liberal arts, sciences and engineering. It is an advocate of the free market economic system and accepts no federal funding. Tu-

ition is about half the national average for private colleges. Grove City College has been named the Top Value in Private Liberal-Arts Schools by Consumers Digest Magazine. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has named the College one of 50 All-American Colleges, ranking it high for increasing students' civic literacy. Grove City College has been named a Best Value and one of the best colleges in America by Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. The Young America's Foundation calls Grove City College one of the Top Conservative Schools in the country.

We want to hear from you!

Send us your stories and happenings in the area so we can get them published for you. Email to: Items must be received by Thursdays at noon to be in the following Tuesday publication.

LOCAL DIRECTORY Your Ad Could Be Here!

For more information on advertising your business please call


Main Office • 2761 Main Street, Hurricane 304-562-9931 • 304-562-2642 (fax)

Main Office Loan Center Office 2761 Main Street • Hurricane, WV 25526 2761 Main Street, Hurricane 304-562-5055 • 304-562-9109 (fax)

Interstate Office 300 Hurricane Rd. • Hurricane, WV 25526 304-562-9005 • 304-562-7092 (fax) Valley Office 3058 Mount Vernon Rd. • Scott Depot, WV 25560 304-757-2477 • 304-757-2503 (fax)

304-562-9931 304-562-2642 (fax)

Page 8 –Tuesday,February 19,2013 Across 1. Blabs 6. Northern New York 13. Proved right (2 wds) 15. Writes in symbols 16. ___ The Cat, appeared in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” 17. Divide into three equal parts 18. Guardian (2 wds) 20. “A pox on you!” 21. “... ___ he drove out of sight” 22. Retains possession of 26. Becomes tiresome 30. Bar bill 32. Hawaiian dish 33. Artwork that clarifies 37. Exchange (2 wds) 40. Otalgia 41. Recommended food plan (2 wds) 43. Branch 44. Ring bearer, maybe 45. Twangy, as a voice 48. Scatter seeds again 51. Backstabber 53. Ceiling 55. Advanced study after college 60. City NE of Oakland, CA 63. In pieces 64. Profitable 65. Exaggerated saintliness


The Putnam Standard

66. Pardon granted by a government 67. Drink with a straw

Down 1. Doughnut-shaped surface 2. Desk item 3. Advanced 4. Balcony section 5. Litigant 6. Not given medical care 7. Dermatologist’s concern 8. Really need to bathe 9. Spoonful, say 10. Absorbed, as a cost 11. P.I., e.g. 12. “C’___ la vie!” 13. Line in a play that elicits a big laugh 14. Sort 19. Song and dance, e.g. 23. “Beowulf,” e.g. 24. “Fiddlesticks!” 25. ___ function 27. “O patria mia” singer 28. Hidden valley 29. It’s a piece of cake 31. Genius 34. Supernatural 35. Length x width, for a rectangle 36. Makes lace

37. Alpine transport (hyphenated) 38. Pink, as a steak 39. “___ for the poor” 42. Downer 46. “Evangeline” setting 47. Most recent

49. Express 50. Crosswise threads (pl.) 52. Mouth, in slang 54. Make waves 56. Cottontail’s tail 57. “___ I care!” (2 wds) 58. Face-off

59. “Do ___ others as...” 60. ___ Khan 61. “China Beach” setting, shortened 62. Bolivian export

Leap Lent Link Lion Loved Mimes Mind Multiplication Nail Necks Nests Photographs Pure Road Rude Runs Sense Slap Some Sorted Stuff Suit Team Tight Tilt Topic Tour Used Useful Veto You’re Yo-yo Zero


WORD SEARCH About Again Ants Articles Atlantic Bait Bells Bets Brilliant Burnt Cabin Cool Credit Desk Doctor Dress Drew Drugs Dusk Duty Dying Eggs Ever Exit Fist Gear High Houses Hurt Index India Iron Land



DAVID W. ALFORD David W. Alford, 66, of Ona, husband of Bonnie Irwin Alford, died Feb. 7 at the Hospice House of Citrus County, Lecanto, Fla. He retired from BASF. A celebration of life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3653 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, W.Va.

NANCY ANN BELCHER BARLOW Nancy Ann Belcher Barlow, 65, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at her residence in Patton Place, Winfield. Nancy was born April 3, 1947, a daughter of the late Harold "Jim" and Nellie Mae Hughes Belcher, in St. Albans. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death recently by a great-grandson, Peyton Browning. She attended Winfield Church of God Mission in Fraziers Bottom and was a graduate of Winfield High School. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Terri Bell of Winfield, and their children, Chelsea of Baton Rouge, La., and Christopher of Huntington; daughter, Tamara Bell of Charleston, and her daughters, Savanna and Bobby Browning of Leon and Haylee Bell of Charleston; and sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Frank Shaffer of Hurricane, and their children, Jason, Jonathan and

Erica Shaffer. Funeral services were held Friday, February 8, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Nyle Fisher officiating. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery, Winfield. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

HOWARD D. BARNES JR. Howard D. Barnes Jr., 86, of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. He was born August 20, 1926, in Charleston, a son of Howard D. and Mable Givens Barnes Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jerry Barnes; only son, Paul Dayton Barnes; and brothers, James Barnes and Charles Lee Barnes. Howard retired from Union Carbide in 1983 after 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He spent over 20 years in Gloucester, N.C., with his granddaughters. He loved coaching Little League and Babe Ruth baseball, woodworking, fishing and spending time with his family. He is survived by his daughters, Frankie Bonnett and her husband, David, of St. Albans, Cathy Robinson and her husband, Rodney, of Kanawha City and Cheryl McLane and her husband, Bobby, of Charleston; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter ; brothers, Robert Barnes and his wife, Martha, of Buckhannon and Everett Barnes and his wife, Becky, of Elkview; four nephews; and a niece. A celebration of Howard's life was held Saturday, February 9, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with military rites conducted. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dunbar Medical, Dr. Jonathan Lilly and nurses on the fourth floor of the Pavilion, especially Pam Adkins and Mandy Tomblin, for the love and care they gave. Memorial contributions may be made to Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311 or National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

DENZIL L. BIRD Denzil L. Bird, 76, of Hurricane, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Teays Valley Center, after an extended illness. He was retired from Republic Steel of Nitro and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a graduate of Hurricane High School. Surviving are his son, Darren Bird and Traci of Harrisburg, N.C.; daughter, Sandi Pulliam and Ernie of Bardstown, Ky.; grandchildren, Sydney Reeves, Sage Lovejoy and

Sarah Bird; great-grandchild, Aidan Reeves; and brothers, Larry Bird of Hurricane and Kenneth Bird of Red House. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9, at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Bird officiating. Burial was in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

SYLVA BIRD Sylva Bird, 91, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on February 11, 2013. She spent her life working at Fields Five & Dime Store and caring for her loved ones. Her quick wit and mischievous sense of humor entertained all who knew her. A child at heart, she cherished the children in her life. Sylva is survived by nieces and nephews, Melinda and Emmet White, Shanna, Susan, James, Jonny, Joshua, Tyler, Samantha, Leanna, Kiran, Emily and Eli; and her dear neighbors, Bobby and Diana. A celebration of Sylva's life was held Thursday, February 14, at Lower Falls Baptist Church, St. Albans, with Pastor Brian Donze officiating. Burial was in Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, assisted the Bird family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

MARY BLANKENSHIP Mary Blankenship, passed away February 3, 2013, at Cancer Center in Zion, Illinois, peacefully with her family by her side. Residing in Tecumseh, Mich., where she was employed by Family Dollar later becoming manager. She had previously resided in Hurricane, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Shaw; stepfather, Ray Shaw; father, Clyde Penny; and brother, David Penny. Surviving are sons, Larry Edward Blankenship, II, Adam Ray Blankenship; daughter, Melissa Ann Luikart and husband, Frank; half sister, Bonnie Blaska; granddaughter, her most precious gift from God, Jenna Rosemary Luikart. Jenna always called Mary her "sweety-pie." At Mary's request, she chose to be cremated. Mary was a very special person. She will be missed by many. Her friendliness, laugh and the way she helped others. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to her daughter, at indigo acres@

BEVERLEY MELTON BOWLES Beverley Melton Bowles, 76, of St. Albans, loving wife and mother, was called home to be

Tuesday,February 19,2013 – Page 9 with the Lord, Friday February 8, 2013, after a short battle with lung cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Webster and Virginia Melton; two brothers; and six sisters. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty nine years, Keith Bowles; daughter, Theresa Yost and husband, Douglas; sons Kirk and wife Heide, Keyser and wife, Sonia; daughter, Michelle Luikart and husband, Denver; grandchildren, Laura and Lisa Yost, Adam, Caleb and Noah Luikart; sister, Patricia Hamrick and husband, Paul from Sunset Beach, NC. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, shopping and going to the movies with her friend, Carol. A memorial service was held February 12, 2013 at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Bancroft with Pastor Jeff Arthur officiating. The family wishes to thank all of those who have shown their care through calls, visits and prayers over the recent weeks. A special thank you to the Hospice staff for their attentive comfort and care. Please send donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd, W. Charleston, WV 25387-8627. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro assisted the Bowles Family. You may express online condolences at

MURIEL SMEAL BRIGHTWELL Muriel Smeal Brightwell, 73, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at her home. She was born March 1, 1939, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a daughter of the late Russell Roy and Beatrice Katherine Pollard Smeal. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Norris Brightwell; son, Mike Brightwell; and brothers, Bill and Ronnie Smeal. Muriel and her late husband were owners of CB Electric and she previously worked for AW Cox, FMC Corp. and the state of West Virginia ABCC. She was a yard sale manager extraordinaire and was well known for her yard sales. She was a Christian and a Baptist by faith. Not only was she a loving mom and grandma, but a friend to many and will be sadly missed. She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie (Mike) Lake of St. Albans and Lisa Brightwell of Charleston; sister, Margaret Martinez of Springfield, Va.; brother, Leonard P. (Ruth B.) Smeal of Pelzer, S.C.; her dear friend for over 50 years, Judy Phares of St. Albans; her grandchildren, Matthew (Diana) Patrick, Zachary and Justin Brightwell, Alex, Chris and Jon Lake and Ciara Moore; greatgrandchildren, Alexis, Malichi, Kaylynn, Andrew and Rhyder; and also by her beloved kitties, Maggie and Sophie. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Walter Allen officiating. Burial was in Cun-

ningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family suggests donations are made to the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311, or the animal shelter of your choice. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of the arrangements.

JAMES LEE BROTOSKY Mr. James Lee Brotosky, Jr., 53 of Red House, passed away February 6, 2013. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Brotosky; son, Jimmy Lee Ward; grandson, Jeremiah Lee Ward; two sisters; three brothers; and lifelong companion, Pam Jividen. At his request there were no services. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Brotosky family.

SUZANNE DICKINSON BROWN Suzanne Dickinson Brown, 66, of Scott Depot, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, following a courageous 13-year battle with breast and ovarian cancer. She was born in Prenter, the daughter of the late Albron Pearson "Curly" Dickinson and Freda Keeney Dickinson. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Mark Edward Dickinson. Suzie was a member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Sherman High School and attended Marshall University. She is survived by her husband, David C. Brown; daughters, Molly Brown of Ashland, Ky., and Becky Hayes and her husband, Mike Hayes, of Hurricane; grandsons, Alec Hayes and Mark Hayes; her sister, Judy Summers of Scott Depot; brother, John L. Dickinson of Logan; and numerous nieces and a nephew. The family wishes to thank Dr. Gerard Oakley and the staff of Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with Hospice Care, for their love and care of Suzanne during her illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with the Reverends Doug and Jan Jenkins officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family asks that donations are made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

CHARLES UPTON BUTCHER Charles Upton Butcher, 72, of St. Albans, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, following a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Ardith "Ardi" Butcher; and two


Page 10 –Tuesday,February 19,2013 sons, Charles U. Butcher IV of Virginia Beach, Va., and David A. Butcher of McDonough, Ga. No public services were held. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, was in charge of arrangements.

MARION SOVINE HOWELL COTTRELL Marion Sovine Howell Cottrell, 84, of Hurricane, W.Va., formerly of Vienna and Milton, W.Va., passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Broadmore Assisted Living, Hurricane, after a long illness. Marion was born June 7, 1928, in Hurricane, the eldest child of the late Howard Sovine and Thelma Smith Sovine McElroy. She was a member of Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church in Hurricane and a former member of the Milton United Methodist Church and the Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna. Marion was president of her 1946 graduating class at Hurricane High School, and taught school for one year at the Seldom Seen School in Putnam County. She later worked for a number of years at the C & P Telephone Company office in Milton. In 1954, she met and married the love of her life, Walker Gene Howell. They lived in Milton until 1966, when they and their two children moved to Vienna, W.Va. After Gene's death, Marion returned to Hurricane, and in 1992 married Forest Cottrell. She lived the final years of her life at Broadmore Assisted Living in Hurricane. In addition to being an active member of her church, she was a lover of chocolate and cats, an avid reader, card player, crossword puzzle expert, and life-long Cincinnati Reds baseball fan. Marion had a wonderful, giving personality and spent her life loving her family, her church and the many people she met along the way. She will be greatly missed by all of the people whose life she touched over these past 84 years. In addition to her parents, Marion was preceded in death by husbands, Gene Howell and Forest Cottrell; and by her brothers, Bruce Lynn Sovine, Tim Wise, Doug Wise and Riley Sovine. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Carrie Howell of Hurricane; daughter, Beth Howell McClain of Gahanna, Ohio; grandchildren, Shaun Montgomery and wife Nicole of Columbus, Ohio, Shannon Schreiber and husband Donald of Columbus, Ohio, Adam Howell, Mandy Howell and Jacob Howell of Hurricane; great-grandchildren, Gavyn and Hannah Montgomery, and Dylan and Payton Schreiber; sisters, Carol Sovine Rowsey of Hurricane, Lois Sovine White and husband Jim of Huntington; brother, Paul Dennis Wise and wife Jane of Colorado Springs, Colo.; many nieces and nephews to whom she was very close; and other special family and friends. The family would like to express

its love and appreciation to the staff at Broadmore Assisted Living for all the care and love they have shown our Mom for the past five years. The family suggests donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

BETTY A. CRAIG Betty A. Craig, 74, of Eleanor, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, at her home, following a short illness. She was a homemaker and attended Buffalo Church of God. Born October 3, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Georgia Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Norman Craig; daughter, Pamela Craig Gourley; son-inlaw, Sam Gourley; one sister; and three brothers. Survivors include her daughter, Donna (Steve) Browning of Eleanor; son, Alan (Lora) Craig of Red House; grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) Elliott, Joshua Parsons, Joseph Gourley, Erica (Jon) Panaro, Steven (Gabrielle) Browning, Brenna Craig and Michael Craig; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother. Funeral services were held Friday, February 8, at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, with Pastor Jake Eldridge officiating. Entombment was at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Online condolences may be sent to the Craig family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting www.raynesfuneral Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

RUTHALEA K. DORSEY Mrs. Ruthalea K. Dorsey, 95, of Huntington, W.Va, died after a short illness on February 6, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV. She was born January 7, 1918, in Frametown, W.Va., the daughter of the late Lertie T. and Edith James Keener. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Dorsey Jr.; a son, John Allen Dorsey; and a sister, Mildred Keener Butcher. She and her husband, Earl were married on May 27, 1943 and had been happily married for sixty years. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy A. Dorsey at home; and a son, Reverend Steven E. Dorsey and his wife, Jennie of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; three grandchildren who were the delight of her life, Dr. S. Elliott Dorsey, Jr. and his wife, Jamie of Charlotte, N.C., Thomas Earl Dorsey of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mary Margaret Sekeres and husband, Scott of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; three great-

grandchildren, Benjamin Case Dorsey and Joseph James Dorsey of Charlotte and Luke Steven Sekeres of Ponte Vedra; and one brother, James V. Keener of Gassaway, W.Va. Ruthalea was a retired teacher in Braxton County and Cabell County. She graduated from Glenville State College and taught elementary school in Huntington. She was a member of the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church. Donations may be made in Ruthalea's memory to the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church, Tri-State Area Council of the Boy Scouts or Hospice of Huntington. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 with Reverend William Haynes presiding. The interment was in the Ridgelawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be extended to the family at The Dorsey family entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, W.Va.

MARIE FELLURE DUNAWAY Marie Fellure Dunaway, 82, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Proctorville, Ohio, after a brief battle with cancer. Marie was born Jan. 9, 1931, in Harts Creek, W.Va. She was a retired nurse's aide. Preceding her in death were her father, Richard Atkins; her mother, Gladys Castle Manns; two sisters, Gracie Leonard and Sarah Dalton; and two brothers, Leonard Meeks and Don Meeks. She is survived by six children and their spouses, Ellis Fellure of Huntington, W.Va., Deanna and Gary LaFon of Proctorville, Ohio, Tom and Sherry Fellure of Kenova, W.Va., Angela and Bart Matney of Proctorville, Ohio, Susan and Arthur Samples of Winfield, W.Va., and Jeff Fellure and Marcey Duffy of Culloden, W.Va. Surviving grandchildren and their spouses include Bambi and Gerry Sowards of Ashland, Ky., Eric and Leanna LaFon of Proctorville, Ohio, G. and Tasha LaFon of Honolulu, Hawaii, Sherman and Rachel LaFon of Proctorville, Ohio, Ryan and Mary Matney of South Point, Ohio, Amber and Kenny Broughton of South Point, Ohio, Lori and Matt Bailey of Salt Rock, W.Va., Cindy and Matt Plymale of Ona, W.Va., Emili Garretson of Winfield, W.Va., Austin Fellure of St. Albans, W.Va., Kyle Fellure of Franklin, Ind., Kelly Fellure of Brookville, Ind., Duke Elliott of Raleigh, N.C., and Stephanie Elliott of Wayne, W.Va. She also leaves behind 18 greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Dolly Griffith of Harts, W.Va., and Ethel Dalton of West Hamlin, W.Va.; a brother, Gary Meeks of Harts, W.Va., and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the Wallace Funeral Home &

The Putnam Standard Chapel by the Rev. Ron Burnsworth. Burial was in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. The family requests donations are made to Hospice of Huntington The family would like to express their appreciation to Hospice nurses, Julie and Christie for their compassion during Marie's illness. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

BERCHEL EDWARD EADS Berchel Edward Eads of Scott Depot passed away February 9, 2013, at the age of 90. He was a graduate of Charleston High School and married soon afterward. He served from 1943 to 1945 with the Army 91st Photo Recon Wing in several South Pacific campaigns. After the war Berch worked as an insurance adjuster into the early 1960s and decided to strike out on his own. He established Claims Service Company and built it into the largest independent adjusting agency in the state. After selling the business he built homes for a few years and eventually returned to adjusting up until his retirement. Berch enjoyed the outdoors and hard work. In a past life he may well have been a lumberjack, as he loved to run his chainsaws. He always enjoyed fishing, particularly with his son, Mike, in the Thousand Islands region of New York. He spent the last 10 years caring for his beloved wife up until her recent passing. Berch was truly one of a kind and will be missed. He was preceded by Elizabeth, his wife of 71 years; his youngest son, Fred Eads; and an older brother, Joe Eads. Berch is survived by his eldest son, Michael (Marti) of Fort Mill, S.C.; his brother, Earl Eads (Patty) of Hurricane; and his "West Virginia son," Dr. Stan Kaczkowski. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Patrick, Blair, Amanda Antoun, Heather, Nicholas and Justin. The family would like to thank the friends and neighbors on Hillsdale Circle for their kindness and support. A private graveside service was scheduled. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, assisted the family.

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD FRANKEN Christopher Lloyd Franken, 24, beloved son of Henrietta and Randy Franken, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, and joined hands with his brother, John Boy. He leaves behind the love of his life, Amber Cook, and loving daughter, Isabella Grace Franken. He is also survived by his brother, Curtis; sisters, Star, Joann, Sandra

and Tammy; brother-in-law, Brian; along with 19 nieces and nephews, Randi, Erica, Summer, Corey, Josh, Matthew, Samantha, Jessica, Nevaeh, Lilly, Megan, Selena, Vivian, Savannah, Kristena, Brittney, Gia, Trymaine and Anthoney. Time for reflections was held Saturday, February 9, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at Funeral Bartlett-Chapman Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.

FLOYD MARCELL GIBSON Floyd Marcell Gibson, 89, a lifelong resident of Hurricane, died at home, peacefully surrounded by family, on February 4, 2013. He was born February 19, 1923, a son of the late Melven and Anna Lunsford Gibson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Freda Mae Chapman Gibson; infant daughter, Vickie Sue Gibson; siblings, Lowell, Roy and Virgil Gibson, Hazel Bauer and Sybil Adams; son-in-law, Paul Cullum; and special nephew, Larry Chapman. Mr. Gibson was a graduate of Hurricane High School and shortly after graduation joined the service and served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He began his career as an auto-body mechanic with Penick Chevrolet, which changed to Landers Chevrolet then to R.H. Peters Chevrolet, where Mr. Gibson retired at the age of 70. He enjoyed gardening, being in the outdoors and writing poetry that shared his love of Christ with family and friends. He was a longtime, faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church, Hurricane. He is survived by his four daughters, Linda Cullum, Marcia Edwards, Rhonda and husband, Robert Canterbury, and Tammy Gibson, all of Hurricane; three granddaughters, Patti Lane and Kristi Canterbury, both of Hurricane, and Natasha Gibson Fuller and husband, Toma, of Boone, N.C.; two grandsons, Greg Ray of Hurricane and Eric Canterbury and wife, April, of San Diego, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Kaylyn Goff, Lane Canterbury and Luna Fuller. He is also survived by several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9, at Bethel Baptist Church, Hurricane Creek, Hurricane, with Pastor Winford Curry officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. The family would like to thank HospiceCare for their care of our father and the support given to the family. Donations are requested in Floyd Marcell Gibson's honor to Bethel Baptist Church, P.O. Box


The Putnam Standard 275, Hurricane, WV 25526. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

OTHA HENRY Otha Henry, 94, of Lesage, W.Va., passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, in Grayson Caring Hands Nursing Facility, Huntington, W.Va. He was born May 28, 1918, in Cabell County, W.Va., the son of the late Emzy and Ulva Massie Henry. He was retired from Kiser Aluminum and a member of Olive Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife in 1996, Rachel Ann McComas Henry; two sisters, Lorena Hall and Silvia Thomas; three brothers, Alva, Roscoe and Worthy Henry. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Aloma Henry of Hurricane, W.Va.; one grandson, Ryan Lee Henry of Hurricane, W.Va. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville, W.Va.; Pastor Max Spurlock, officiating. Burial was in Greenbottom Cemetery, Greenbottom, W.Va. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.henson

EMMA JEAN HERDMAN Emma Jean Herdman, 82, of Buffalo, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Teays Valley Nursing and Rehab, following a long illness. She was a lifelong homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated countless hours to serving the Lord with her husband, Jasper, as he preached the gospel. Many of those hours were spent as a member of the New Hope Church on Manilla Ridge, where he was pastor for 40 years. Born January 20, 1931, in Quinwood, Greenbrier County, she was the daughter of the late Edward A. Rhodes and Edith R. Warner Rhodes Stover. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, the Rev. Jasper Lee Herdman; and a brother, Ronald Rhodes. Survivors include her sister, Edra (Dave) Miller of Florida; daughters, Carolyn (Pete) Biagi of West Virginia, Deborah Jeanette Martin of North Carolina and Christine Anna Woody of West Virginia; sons, Jerry (Judy) Herdman of West Virginia and Randy (Susan) Herdman of North Carolina; as well as 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, extended family and extended church family. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Gary Ayers officiating. Burial was at Walker Chapel Church Ceme-

tery, Robertsburg. Online condolences may be sent to the Herdman family, and the online guestbook signed, by www.raynesfuneralvisiting

CHARLES EDWARD HIGGINBOTHAM Mr. Charles Edward Higginbotham, 82, of Nitro, passed away February 5, 2013, at Valley Center. He was retired from Valley Bell Dairy and was a member of Spirit Life Church in Dunbar. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; sister, Zelda Barnett; brother, Denver Higginbotham; and grandsons, Matthew and Mark Simmons. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his children, Patricia Kail of Nitro, Charles "Bud" Higginbotham of Scott Depot and Rebecca Simmons of Hurricane; brothers, Harvey of Cleveland, Ohio, Ray of Eleanor and Earl of Hurricane; sister, Lucille Thornton of Eleanor; four grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters. The family would like to say a special thank you to all of the staff at Valley Center and Kanawha Hospice for the care given to our father. A tribute to the life of Mr. Charles Higginbotham was held Friday, February 8, at GatensHarding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Craig Cook officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Higginbotham family.

KAILEN DAWN HILL Kailen Dawn Hill, 5 hours old, of Dunbar, went home to be with Jesus on February 7, 2013, due to complications from polycystic kidney disease. She was born to Kimberly Skeens and Howard Hill Jr. at 5:35 p.m. on February 7, 2013. We welcomed this beautiful 8 lb. 8.8 oz. baby girl into this world for only a short time but it is a moment we will never forget. Holding her was bliss and sad at the same time because we knew she was going to be with Jesus soon. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to meet and love one of your Precious Angels, Lord. She is survived by her parents, Kimberly Skeens of Dunbar and Howard Hill Jr. of St. Albans; grandparents, David and Sharon Skeens of Dunbar and Howard Hill Sr. and Christina Hill of St. Albans; great-grandparents, Greg and Wanda Igo of Dunbar; aunts, Heather Skeens of Dunbar and Samantha Hill of St. Albans; and uncles, Cody and Tommy Hill of St. Albans. Kailen was predeceased by her aunt, Sylvia Skeens of Dunbar, who passed on September 13 2010. Funeral services were held Friday, February 15, at Keller Funeral

Home, Dunbar, with Pastor Aaron Ouellette officiating. Burial was at Finney Cemetery, Dunbar.

REV. CLARENCE WILLIAM HIVELY The Rev. Clarence William Hively, 76, of Nitro, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. Born September 5, 1936, in Nitro, Clarence was a son of the late Glen M. and Lina H. Lovejoy Hively. He was also preceded by his wife, Helen Burns Hively, and two children, Lucille Linda Hively and Mildred "Millie" Withrow. He was a self-employed contractor and a minister and attended several local churches. He is survived by his children, Lina (Dennis) Milam of Apple Grove, Clarence "Bub" (Pama) Hively of Fraziers Bottom, Glenn (Tammy) Hively of Poca, Sylvia Goodwin of Nitro, Mike (Betty) Hively of Point Pleasant, Helen (James) Hall of Mount Alto, Debbie (Jeff) Holmes of St. Albans and Roy (Annette) Hively of St. Albans; son-in-law, Keith Withrow of Cross Lanes; and 129 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved very much. Funeral services were held Friday, February 15, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Jack McCoy officiating. Burial was in Leadman Cemetery, Winfield. You may share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

DELORIS MEDDINGS JONES Deloris Meddings Jones, 78, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice West, South Charleston. Born July 1, 1934, in St. Albans, Deloris was a daughter of the late Lemuel and Mary Meadows Meddings. She was also preceded in death by her children, Brenda, Dennis and Toney. Deloris enjoyed caring for her loved ones, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Deloris is survived by her sister, Lula Hodges; son, Ricky (Becky) Jones; daughter, Linda Jones; granddaughter, Lisa (Jay) YoungEpperly, Melanie Gill; grandsons, Keith Paul, Anthony (Lana) Jones, Nick Jones, and Tyler Jones; 13 great-grandchildren, Baleigh Epperly, Macayla Gill, Kody, Breana, Zackary, Lily, Ayla, Keith Jr. Paul, Kayleb, Kayden, and Marley Jones and Kimberlynn and Brenin Jones. Funeral services were held Monday, February 11, 2013 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor Tim Britton officiating. Burial was in Billy Hunt Cemetery, Spencer. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneral-

Tuesday,February 19,2013 – Page 11 Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES E. KEE James E. Kee, 83, formerly of St. Albans, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013. James was born in Harmony, W.Va., to the late Fritz and Zona Ellis Kee. James was retired from the Kanawha County School System. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War and was a member of the VFW. James was raised in Harmony, W.Va., where as a child at the age of 12, became a member of the Harmony Baptist Church and later became a Sunday school teacher at the church. James was also known to attend services at Bethany Baptist Church in Charleston over the years. James was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ellis Kee, Joe Kee and Harry Kee; and sister, Othella Fields. James had no wife or children, but is survived by his sisters, Virginia Knopp (Billy) of Spencer and Mary Raines (Jack) of Warrenton, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. A service to honor the life of James E. Kee was held Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Mausoleum Chapel within Sunset Memorial Park of South Charleston with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Entombment followed. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home of South Charleston assisted with the arrangements.

KERMIT WAYNE LOVEJOY Kermitt Wayne Lovejoy, 63, of St. Albans, died Feb. 8, 2013, following a short illness. Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

PHYLLIS CAROL MARTIN Phyllis Carol Martin, 78, of Culloden, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West after a long illness. She attended Morris Harvey College and was employed by Southern Coal Corporation and Ryder Trucking Company. She was highly involved in Right to Life and the Christian Coalition, and was a former treasurer for Kelli Sobonya. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents Julian Augustine and Bessie Snodgrass Reese. She is survived by her husband Harold Lee Martin; daughter Kim Swann and her husband Gary of Toledo, Ohio; son Jim Martin of Culloden; brother Jim Reese and his wife Sue of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister Linda Sullivan and her hus-

band Kent of Winfield; grandson Corey Swann; and special friends Betty Marion and Kelli Sobonya. She is also survived by much loved nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 14, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor John Smith officiating. Private burial was at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. The family suggests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave., SW, South Charleston, WV 25309, or to Right to Life or The Christian Coalition.

CECIL ROY MEADOWS Cecil Roy Meadows, 81, of Nitro and Scott Depot, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from Union Carbide Construction. Mr. Meadows was a member of the Nitro Church of God and the Nitro Senior Citizens. Surviving are his loving wife, Norma Swisher Meadows; sons, Cecil R. Meadows II and his companion, Tina Messer, of Scott Depot and Rodney McCormick and his wife, Teresa, of Scott Depot; granddaughter, Corri Meadows; and step-grandchildren, Timothy and Stephen Fisher. Also surviving are several stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 13 at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Robert VanFossen officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park. The family suggests donations are made to the American Heart Association, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

TOMMY JOE MEADOWS (TJ) On January 16th, 2013, the world lost a good man. Tommy Joe Meadows (T.J.) was always a calm presence, a smiling face or a jokester to all who knew him. He was a sailor, police officer and building manager by profession, but more importantly, a loving husband, devoted father and good friend. T.J. was generous with his affection and his time. Even during years of poor health, he tried to be active in church and VA affairs. In recent years, he worked with the Sea Cadets, mentoring young people and sharing the knowledge and skills he learned through more than 20 years in the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Linda Smith-Meadows; children, Troy and Allison Meadows, Todd and Valerie Meadows, Jessica and Derick Fry, Matthew and Lindsey Strain; grandchildren, Hannah, Autumn and Summer Meadows. He is also survived by many other family members and all those whom he "adopted," which was most anyone that he knew for

Page 12 –Tuesday,February 19,2013 more than five minutes. There are plans for an interment at Arlington National Cemetery, scattering his ashes at sea and a celebration of his life this spring. Final arrangements for these proceedings are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. T.J. was known by all for his joy of life and togetherness. Even though his body has left this world, his faith was strong in knowing, we would see him in the next one. He always said, "If I can't laugh, I'm dead." We all know, he's still finding ways to laugh. Online condolences may be sent to the Meadows family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor was in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES R. MILLER Mr. Charles R. Miller Sr., 85, of Winfield, passed away February 5, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Miller was retired from Libby Owens Ford and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Miller. He is survived by his sons, Charles R. Miller Jr. and Robert P. Miller; sister, Gay Walker; four granddaughters; and eight greatgrandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mr. Charles Miller was held Friday, February 8, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Bonnett officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Garden of Memories. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Miller family.

KENNETH PAUL "K.P." NESTER Kenneth Paul "K.P." Nester departed this life and into the open arms of Jesus with his loving family by his side on February 6, 2013, at the age of 71, due to complications received in an automobile accident November 2, 2012. Kenny was born October 5, 1941, a son of the late Edwin Paul and Estelle (Blethen) Nester in Oak Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Nester. Kenny graduated from Collins High School in Oak Hill in 1960. He received a certificate of training in welding, where he went on to work and retire as a welder at

ACF Industries in Huntington after 30 years of service. He also spent time in the Norfolk Naval Yard in Virginia welding on several U.S. warships in the 1960s and 1970s. He also worked part time as a mechanic at Hash's Service Station in St. Albans. An avid outdoorsman, Kenny spent countless hours hunting and fishing all across West Virginia. He was always at peace while he sat in his tree stand on the family farm in Mason county. He also was an avid WVU sports fan, going to several home games with his family. He also spent the last several years sitting in his son John's garage enjoying WVU football and basketball games with his son and his great-granddaughter, Esabella. He also enjoyed going to jamborees and talking on his CB radio using the handle "Alley Oop." A devoted family man, there was never a time that a family member was in need. He would go above and beyond to ensure the repair of a vehicle or give a tow no matter the time of day. He was a man of several admirable qualities. He worked extremely hard for this family and everything he achieved in his life. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Brenda; son, Edward Nester and wife, Janet; daughter, Terra Shank; daughter, Cindy Bailey; son, John and wife, Michelle; daughter, Jennifer and fiancĂŠ, Kobby, all of Scott Depot; sister, Iris Kay Barker and husband, Harvey, of Hurricane; sister, Christy Nester of Oak Hill; and grandchildren, Anthony and wife, Valerie, of Winfield, Jonathan Nester "JR" and Kenneth Lee Nester of Scott Depot, Brandon and wife, Heather, of Hurricane, Brenda Jean Nester, Justin "Fred" Shank and Danielle Ross, all of Scott Depot. Also surviving are his great-grandchildren, Mason, Esabella, Addison, Payton, Ameila, Brycen and Aubree. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Graveside services were held at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

MARY ELIZABETH PHARES Mary Elizabeth Phares, 78, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday,

Obituaries February 5, 2013, after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Custer and Lula Tate Holmes; husband, Ralph Phares; son, Philip Phares; sisters, Margaret Rabel, Josephine Hillenbrand and Gladys Holland; and brothers, Kenneth and Ralph Holmes. She was a retired receiving clerk from Kmart. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Phares of St. Albans; grandchildren, Christopher (Rhonda) Phares of Hurricane and Anthony Phares and Erica Phares, both of North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Lindsey Phares, Taylor Kinley and Lacey Phares; and brothers, Eugene Holmes of Eleanor and Emory Holmes of California. At Mary's request, there were services held. A special thanks to the doctors and staff at CAMC Memorial 4 West and CCU. You may share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of the arrangements.

LETTY ANN PRIESTLEY Letty Ann Priestley, 63, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born September 5, 1949, in Charleston, daughter of the late Charles and Blanche Wagner Priestley. Letty was a graduate of Charleston High School and retired from AT&T. A tribute to Letty's life was held Friday, February 15 at Harding Funerals & Cremations with Pastor Rob VanFossen officiating. Donations may be made to the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City, assisted the Priestley family.

LEWIS EDGAR (ED) RIFFLE Lewis Edgar (Ed) Riffle, 87, of Nitro, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, after a short illness. Ed retired from Monsanto Chemical Company in Nitro with 36 years of service in 1981. After his retirement from Monsanto, he worked for Security America and later Allied/Barton Security as a

The Putnam Standard security guard at the Eye and Ear Clinic in Charleston until 2009. He was a resident of Nitro for 42 years and prior to that resided in Cross Lanes. Ed was born in Nat, W.Va., on November 20, 1925, to the late Henry Jesse and Lucy Sayre Riffle. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Ann Riffle; infant twin daughters, Rita and Freda; sisters, Dolly Upton and Audren Buck; and brother, Lee Riffle. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. Ed is survived by his daughter, Florence "Flo" Hannoush of Cross Lanes; son, James L. "Jim" (Kristina) Riffle of Nitro; granddaughters, Lindsay R. Kiser of Nitro, Lora K. (Gary) Abernathy of Hillsboro, Ohio; grandson, Kevin D. (Emily) Kiser of GlenAllen, Va.; sister, Ada Henson of Columbus, Ohio; sister-in-law, Levirdia Harrison of Fairfield, Ohio; brotherin-law, Gene (Lynn) Bush of Winfield, W.Va.; two great-grandchildren, Anna Kiser and Henry Kiser of GlenAllen, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Ed's life was held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Rev. Bobby Craig officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family requests that donations are made to your favorite food pantry; the family would also like that donations are made to Alzheimer's Association West Virginia, 1601 Second Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

JOHNNY C. "JOHN" SAUNDERS Johnny C. "John" Saunders, 46, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. He was born November 2, 1966, in Pinellas, Fla., to the late Edward Marion and Gloria Jean Thompson Saunders. He was also preceded in death by his stepson, Travis Fooce. John was a former employee at Absolute Profection Hardwood Flooring, Dunbar; Bays Floor Service Inc., South Charleston; and Carpet Craft Corp., Poca. He attended South Charleston Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing his guitar, painting and was a very talented artist. John would always stop what-

ever he was doing to help a friend. He will be deeply missed by his wife, the love of his life for 19 years, and his two daughters, who were daddy's little girls. He will sadly be missed by his family and friends who loved him very much. He is survived by his wife, Trista G. Fooce Saunders; daughters, Krystal Saunders and Kaitlyn Saunders, both of St. Albans; and father- and mother-in-law, Roger and Evon Fooce of St. Albans. Private graveside service will be held at a later date. The family would like any donations to be directed to his wife to help with funeral costs: Trista G. Saunders, 503 Pandora Drive, St. Albans, WV 25177. Online condolences may be made at

DELORES WOODRUM SOWDERS Mrs. Delores Woodrum Sowders, 73, of Winfield, passed away February 6, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim Sowders Sr.; parents, Mary and Charles Woodrum; brother, Charles Frederick Woodrum Jr.; and sister, Jackie Woodrum. Delores is survived by her daughter, Nicole Sowders; son, Jimmie Sowders Jr. and wife, Karrie Sowders; four grandchildren, Kyle, JD, Bella and Brody; and brothers and sisters, Jack (Bonnie) Woodrum, Kenny Woodrum, Patsy Grigsby, Rosemary (Michael) O'Leary, Charles (Barbara) Woodrum, Wanda Woodrum, Linda (George) Gay, Janet (Robin) Lyons, Virginia (Tom) Poore, Sharon Woodrum and John Woodrum. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews, all who she loved dearly. Delores was a woman who loved God first and this was shown through the love she showered over her children, grandchildren, family and friends. A sweet, soft-spoken lady who everybody loved. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hubbard Hospice House for their gentle care and support. Delores was cremated and a celebration of her life was held at Poca Baptist Church, with Pastor Mike Derry officiating, on February 17 at 1 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Sowders family.

Send us your community news. Email



The Putnam Standard


THE ELEANOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT - is accepting sealed bids for their 1998 Polaris Six Wheeler. This will be sold with a trailer to haul it and an additional set of spare tires. The bids will be opened and voted on at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2nd 2013. You can hand deliver your bid any Tuesday evening after 7:00 PM. If mailing sealed bids must be post marked by Thursday, March 28, 2013. The Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 381, Eleanor, WV 25070, 304-586-9821; Office, 304-549-9153 Shane Jividen. (2tc 2-19 vfd) EMPLOYMENT

HURRICANE WALMART – Now hiring temp cashiers and overnight stock. Apply online @ or on the in-store kiosk. (2tc 2-12 wma)




COMMERCIAL CLEANERS IMMEDIATE OPENING Buffalo, full-time, evenings. Must pass background 304-768check. 6309. (4tc 2-19 occ)

A P P L I C AT I O N (Eastern Daylight Time): 2/27/13 @ 4 p . m . Application/complete job an@ nouncement http://wvde.state. Application can be mailed, email or faxed 304-558-0216 to Liz Bryant, WV Department of Education, Bldg. 6, Rm. 264, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, WV 25305-0330. Phone: 304-5582702. (1tc 2-19 wvp)

resume to (rtc 12-4)

WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VACANCIES - An Equal Opportunity Employer. ABE TEACHER (PARTTIME), DIVISION OF TECHNICAL AND ADULT EDUCATION, OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, PA R K E R S B U R G CORRECTIONAL CENTER, PARKERSBURG, WV. Qualifies for or holds a West Virginia Professional Teaching Certification in any area. Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully: (a) perform the job requirements (b) work within the special setting of an institution for troubled youth and/or adult and (c) works as a part of a treatment team in concert with others. SALARY: $18.00 per hour. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIVING OF

CUSTODIAN POSITION AVAILABLE - for Evening Shift (WednesdaysSundays) at church in Hurricane. Application Deadline March 1. Call 5629281 for more information. (2tc 2-19 c) BOOKKEEPER NEEDED - for firm in Teays Valley WV. Prefer accounting and bookkeeping experience, as well as experience in the use of QuickBooks, Excel and Word. Will train qualified candidate. Pay is $12 per hour. Please email

PART-TIME FREELANCE WRITERS NEEDED – Putnam and Cabell counties. Please call 304743-6731. (rtc) SERVICES

CALL’S LAWNS & SPRING CLEANUP – 304-390-5407 or 304-638-7461 anytime. (1tp 2-19) DANNY’S HILLBILLY DITCHDIGGERS – Water, electric, gas & drain lines installed. 304586-9914, 304-3890715. (rtc 11-29) HOUSE FOR SALE

921 13th Street, Huntington; needs TLC. Assessed price $51,400.00. Reduced! $29,500.00. Call 304-295-9090. (1tc 1-2-19 jch) FIREWOOD FOR SALE

FIREWOOD - $70; u-haul $50. Ona area. 304-633-6957. (1tp 2-19)


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

1.92 Acres, Whitten Estates, Milton. Great location for doublewide; Utilities available. Reduced! $4,950.00. 304-295-9090. (1tc 2-19 jch) FOR SALE - Lake Washington Lot #F2 in Hurricane, WV $800.00. Phone 440-322-0580. (4t 25) MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

4 GRAVE SITES – Together in Woodmere Cemetery. $800 each or best offer. Sharon 630479-2982. (3tp 219) NORITAKE CHINA - Golden Cove 5 piece place setting, service for 12. Original $1,650, asking $1,200. Call for more information 304-757-4584. (rtc) Your Ad Should Have Been Here! Call 743-6731

Place Your Classified Ad Today.....

Tuesday,February 19,2013 – Page 13

Yard Sales, For Sale, For Rent, Odd Jobs, Will Hire.... Place Your Classified in the ʻStandardsʼ ONE RUN, ONE PRICE! 12 words or less....$6.75 13-16 words...........$9.00 17-20 words...........$11.25

21-24 words..........$13.50 25-28 words..........$15.75 29-32 words..........$18.00

Easy to figure: _________1, _________2, ________3, _________4, _________5, _________6, ________7, _________8, _________9, _________10, ________11, _________12, _________13, _________14, _______15, _________16, _________17, _________18, ________19, _________20, _________21, _________22, ________23, _________24, _________25, _________26, ________27, _________28, _________29, _________30, ________31, _________32, Deadline: Thursday at noon P.O. Box 186, Culloden, WV 25510 Payment in advance. Must be received BEFORE NOON ON THURSDAYS.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY . . . Have your subscription mailed to you each week! One Year Subscription Rates: In County: $22.00 Annually In West Virginia: (Outside County) $38.00 Annually Within Continental 48 US: $48.00 Annually First Name: Address: City: Phone:

Mail this form with your payment to: The Putnam Standard PO Box 186 Culloden, WV 25510

Last Name: State: Email:


Page 14 –Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Community News

Local Students Named to King University Dean's List BRISTOL, TN - King University is pleased to announce students in traditional and professional studies undergraduate programs who received academic honors for the fall 2012 semester. The King University President's List recognizes students who take at least 12 hours of academic work and achieve a perfect 4.0 semester grade point average. Students taking at least 12 hours of academic work and attaining a semester grade point average within the range of 3.50 to 3.99 are honored on the King University Dean's List. For the fall 2012 semester, 1,023 students were honored with 429 named to the President's List and 594 to the Dean's List. Brandon Alexander Crompton of Hurricane, WV (25526) Laura Mickensie Neely of Winfield, WV (25213) King is one of the oldest private institutions of higher learning in the Southeast and a school with an established academic reputation and widening geographic outreach. On Jan. 23, 2013, King President Greg Jordan announced to students that the 146-year-old King College of Bristol, Tenn., is officially becoming

King University, effective June 1, 2013. King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 80 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.

The Putnam Standard

Putnam Rotary announces 5K Distance Run for Scholarships COURTESY ARTICLE AND LOGO Rotarian Bobby Rhyne has announced the second annual 5K Run for scholarships scheduled for Saturday, March 30th, 2013, at the Wave Pool Park in Hurricane. The race will begin at 10:00 a.m. The funds raised provide for school expenses for Putnam students. The Rotary scholars must be attending schools in West Virginia, and cannot be from Rotary families. Putnam Rotary has provided scholarships for Putnam students since the club was charted in 1995. Last year three scholarships for $2,000 each were awarded to area high school graduates. Scholarships may be awarded to the same student for more than one year. The 5K Run proceeds last year also provided student assistance for other educational experiences including camp programs such as the Tri-County Y - Camp

High-Tor, the Salvation Army Camp Happy Valley and the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership program. Medals will be given to the top 3 overall men's and women's finishers and top finisher (male and female) in each age category. Register by March 22nd to guarantee receipt of a T-shirt.

To learn more and to register for the Putnam Rotary 5K Run/Walk go to; Participants may download a registration form or register on-line. The registration form and additional information about the Putnam County Rotary Club can be found at the Putnam Rotary web site at

The Putnam Standard  

Feb. 19, 2013, edition of The Putnam Standard

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you