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The Buffalo Showtime Choir will have a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th to raise money for their upcoming Florida trip. The breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.00 per person. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, and drink and will be served by Buffalo High School Music students.

Spaghetti Dinner The Buffalo High School show choir, Showtime, will have its annual spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the new high school. The choir will be debut its 2013 competition show. Doors will open at 1:00pm Dinners will be served at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Shows will be at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Tickets are $8.00 Adults and $5.00 Children 9 & under and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting any member of the choir or by calling 304-937-3387. Proceeds from the dinner will fund the group's expenses for the upcoming competition season and trip to Florida.

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HURRICANE – Whoa...I think I got one! Crowds of people spoke these words earlier this month at the lake at Hurricane City Park. The newly stocked lake lured hungry men and women to the city. Every morning, they surrounded the water with their reels, rods and bait. Charles Bryant, a Turkey Creek resident, casted a line toward the center of the water on Monday. Seconds later, the tip of his pole bent and shook. He had a bite. After a short fight, he reeled in a trout. This avid hunter, farmer and outdoorsman enjoys fishing Hurricane City Park. “With gas prices the way they are now, it’s a real convenience to have this here,” Bryant said. “You can buy these same trout at Kroger for $9.99 a pound.” Two years ago, the local fisher-

Crews stocked the lake at Hurricane City Park earlier this month. Men and women swarmed the water with their fishing poles. Many walked away with fish in their hands. Photo by Justin Waybright. man slayed some trout at the lake. “About 10 minutes after they

stocked it, I caught six; the limit,” he recalled.

Fishing is an addiction and a rush that lures people of all ages. As Monday morning faded toward the afternoon, a young man added a sinker to his line. He fixed his determined eyes toward the water where a fish jumped. To Hurricane Creek resident Levi Gibson, fishing is more than a hobby: it is his passion that he hopes will lead to a professional career. “It’s a thrill,” said Gibson. “I am trying to become a pro bass fisher, and I’m saving up to get a bass boat.” Like Bryant, Gibson is proud to enjoy his sport locally. “The tough thing about fishing is there aren’t many places to go, so this is nice,” he said. Every year the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources stocks more than one million fish in 126 waters across the state. It is a time of year that draws serious fishers.

Governor Tomblin takes Oath of Office as the 35th Governor of West Virginia CHARLESTON, WV -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was sworn in Monday, January 14 as the 35th Governor of West Virginia in front of several hundred friends, family members, supporters and fellow West Virginians who gathered at the State Capitol. "I'm honored and humbled to once again serve the wonderful people of West Virginia," Gov. Tomblin said. "In the past two years we've made real changes by putting our families and our communities first. I promise you we will continue putting them first for the next four years." Gov. Tomblin devoted his in-

2013 Inaugural Ceremony. Photo courtesy of Gov. Tomblin's Office

augural remarks to his life-long passion of doing what is right for all West Virginians by putting West Virginia First, the theme of his inauguration. Chief Justice Brent Benjamin of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals administered the oath of office using the Tomblin family Bible. Following the oath of office, the 1st Battalion of the 201st Field Artillery recognized Gov. Tomblin by firing a 3-gun salute. Immediately following the inaugural ceremony, the governor, first lady and their family joined West Virginians for refreshments.


Page 2 –Thursday,January 17,2013 South Charleston Public Library to hold Monthly Meeting The South Charleston Public Library Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda is available at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

Hurricane Civic Chorus begins practice for Spring Semester The Hurricane Civic Chorus will begin practice for the Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane. The chorus is under the direction of Dr. Larry Stickler with Mr. Tom Minshall on piano and organ. Rehearsals are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and dues are $30 each semester. No auditions are required and membership is not restricted to Hurricane residents. The next performance will be on Friday, March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Putnam Commons for the Civil War Weekend For additional information, call Pam Tabor at 304-562-6539.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, February 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.

Hurricane VFD to hold annual Photo Fundraiser The Hurricane Volunteer Fire Department will be having its annual Photo Fundraiser around Easter this year. Representatives from the photo company are going door to door in our fire district. They will have a uniform on as well as identification. If you have any questions, please don't

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hesitate to contact the Fire Department at 304-562-5663.

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.

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

Boys invited to Cub Scout Meetings Cub Scouts Pack 586 invites boys to come check out their meetings and learn more about scouting. Pack 586 holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at Eleanor First Baptist Church. Activities in-

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clude games, character building activities and more. For more information, call Cub Master Glen Armstrong at 304-586-1157.

Nitro Seniors to hold Country Western Dance January 19, 2013 the Nitro Senior Citizens will hold their Country Western monthly Dance, it begins with a concession opening at 5:00pm and the music and dancing will start at 6:00 and last until 9:00p.m. The center is located on 21st Street and 2nd Avenue in Nitro. Admission is by donation and all contributions go to the seniors activity fund.

SC Public Library announces Holiday Closings The South Charleston Public Library will be closed January 21, 2013 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9 a.m.

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 304-388-2545.

Boy Scout Troop 164 invites Youth to Meetings Boy Scout Troop 164, based in Eleanor, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The small troop stays active, with campouts, merit badge work, summer camps, games, lock-ins, food drives and more. The troop is led by Scoutmaster John Snedegar, with assistant Scoutmasters Marty Fertig, Markel Fertig and Jake Fertig. The troop meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Presbyterian Church on Roosevelt Boulevard in Eleanor.

Why not volunteer to Walk Dogs at the Animal Shelter? Putnam Animal Relief Center, Winfield, WV, could use your help any time from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. To volunteer or for more information, call 304-444-0060

Putnam Farmers' Market General Membership Meeting There will be a Putnam Farmers' Market general membership meeting on Sunday, January 20, at 2 p.m. at the Winfield Courthouse. Anyone interested in joining the market is invited to attend the meeting. The number of meat and produce vendors is unlimited at this time and newcomers are welcome. Vendors must have a garden or farm in West Virginia within a 50mile radius of the Putnam County courthouse in Winfield. Products must be grown/produced by the vendor, who is required to register with the Putnam County Health Department. Applications will be available at the meeting. Meat vendors must adhere to WVDA regulations. Items must be locally produced and must be juried for acceptance. Farmers' Market membership is $25 (individual) and $35 (family). The Putnam Farmers' Market also offers a "community" booth, available free of charge at each market, to any local organization that has information or products that relate to the market's agricultural mission. Each group must apply and be approved by the market committee.

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

The Putnam Standard disabilities and establish a friendship bond that will last for a lifetime. Determination of participation in the program will be based on age, physical or mental limitations and will be dependent on the ability to perform certain tasks and handle situations such as showing lambs and taking part in the livestock auction. Minimum and maximum ages will follow the guidelines for 4-H (9-21). Both participants are expected to commit to basic care of the lamb, and participants with special needs are expected to work with their lamb at least once a week. The lamb will be housed at the non-disabled participant’s house, or whichever partner has the best capacity and facilities to care for the lamb. Lambs and necessary items for care will be provided at no cost to participants. Opportunities to attend Putnam County 4-H Camp are also available. If you are interested in participating in this program, please call the Putnam County 4-H Office at 586-0217. The registration deadline is Friday, February 15, 2013. Programs and activities offered by West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Director, Cooperative Extension Service, West Virginia University.

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Manchin to lead National Organization promoting Country Over Party Politics WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to bring more Americans together around commonsense solutions, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has agreed to lead No Labels, a national citizen-led effort to change Washington attitudes and make Congress work. Senator Manchin and former Governor Jon Huntsman, a Utah Republican, are serving as honorary co-chairs of the organization. “We need to fix our politics from the inside, but we need help from the outside,” Senator

Manchin said. “No Labels is the only organization out there that can bring people together to demand that both parties put the country’s needs ahead of politics. No Labels can set a whole new standard of what’s expected from our national leaders. But we need Americans to help us – and demand better than what we’re getting now.” Senator Manchin and Governor Huntsman will make their first public appearance as the national leaders of No Labels on Monday, Jan. 14 at a grassroots leadership event in New York.

Manchin and Huntsman will host more than 1,300 No Labels members, including private citizens and elected officials, at the “Meeting to Make America Work.” The gathering will feature dozens of House and Senate members from all across the country who not only are willing to reach across the political divide to address the major issues but are also committed to meeting regularly as “problem solvers.” On Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m., Senator Manchin and Governor Huntsman will host a con-

ference call with West Virginia reporters to outline their agenda. “This is a great honor to be asked to work with Jon Huntsman to help No Labels become a catalyst for the big changes we need in Washington,” Senator Manchin said. “Jon and I come from different parties, but we come from the same background as governors, where you don’t worry about politics – you worry about your state and its people.” “As governors, both Jon Huntsman and Joe Manchin developed well-earned reputations as problem solvers,” said No Labels Co-

Founder Mark McKinnon. “That’s precisely the attitude we need more of in Washington and these two leaders will be great advocates and spokesmen for our movement.” “At this moment in our history, working to bridge the partisan divide is both the principled and patriotic thing to do,” said No Labels Co-Founder Bill Galston. “Governor Huntsman and Senator Manchin can play a critical role in building support across the country for our parties coming together.”

Cabell Huntington Hospital Again Ranked #1 in Quality in WV and the Tri-State for Hip and Knee Replacement Cabell Huntington Hospital once again recognized by independent healthcare ratings organization as #1 in West Virginia and among Top 100 in nation for Joint Replacement HUNTINGTON – Cabell Huntington Hospital has once again been ranked #1 in West Virginia in quality for hip and knee replacement surgery and is the only hospital in the Huntington/Ashland/Ironton area to receive top joint replacement ratings with five stars out of five from Healthgrades, the nation’s leading independent hospital quality ratings organization. These continued successes in orthopedics have placed Cabell Huntington Hospital as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for the second consecutive year, according to the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation released today. Healthgrades is the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions about physicians and hospitals. “Our #1 rankings have been the results of the tireless effort of so many individuals to continuously improve every step of hip and knee replacement care of our patients,” said Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and surgical director of the Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Some of Cabell Huntington Hospital’s newly announced 2013 Healthgrades ratings for orthopedic services include: One of Healthgrades Amer-

ica’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 2 years in a row (2012-2013) Ranked #1 in WV for Joint Replacement 3 years in a row (2011-2013) Ranked among the Top 5% in the nation for Joint Replacement 3 years in a row (2011-2013) Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement 6 years in a row (2008-2013) Five-Star Recipient for Overall Orthopedic Services 3 years in a row (2011-2013) Five-Star Recipient for Spine Surgery 3 years in a row (20112013) Five-Star Recipient for Back and Neck Surgery (w/o spinal fusion) 3 years in a row (2011-2013) * Tri-State area includes hospitals in western West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. According to Healthgrades, patients being treated at a fivestar hospital have, on average, a 61 percent lower risk of experiencing an in-hospital complication than if they were treated at a 1-star hospital (based on 20092011 data across nine common procedures and diagnoses such as total knee replacement, gallbladder, and spine surgeries). Additionally, a total of 183,534 in-hospital complications could have been potentially avoided if all hospitals performed at a fivestar level. The Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital is a nationally recognized program that features comprehensive care for

joint replacement patients, and is supported by physicians from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery. For more information about joint replacement services at Ca-

bell Huntington Hospital, please call 304-526-2607. Cabell Huntington Hospital is a 303-bed academic medical center located in Huntington, West Virginia. Cabell Huntington cares for patients from more

than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. Opened in 1956, it is a teaching hospital and is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

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Debbie’s Poetry Corner

Warm Chicken Nacho Dip Makes 12 servings 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®), drained 1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed 2 large cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded 1/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup diced green onion 1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper, or to taste (optional)

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

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1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

Directions Place the diced tomatoes, processed cheese, chicken meat, sour cream, green onion, taco seasoning, and jalapeno pepper into a slow cooker. Cook on High, stirring occasionally until the cheese has melted and the dip is hot, 1 to 2 hours. Stir in the black beans, and cook 15 more minutes to reheat.

Raffle Tickets to benefit Putnam County Aging Senior Nutrition Program

We had a few weeks off over the Holidays but we are back with the Poetry Corner, welcome to 2013. We are happy to have you reading. For those of you who are new readers, this column’s intent is to celebrate some of our local talent. I would like to see more of our local poets submitting their poems here, come on I know you are out there! We are also very fortunate to have friends and writers from across the country send us their poems. I’d like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to send in your poetry. If you would like to submit a poem you can do so one of two ways, either mail it Debra J. Harmes-Kurth, 1042 Pike St., Milton, WV 25541 or email it to: In the next column I will be starting a new series of articles on poetry. Keep reading and writing (and send them in).

each and two for $5.00. Call Sally Halstead at 304-5629451 or stop by the John Henson Senior Center, 2800 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane or Putnam Aging on Winfield Road, St. Albans. Drawing will be held February 9, 2013 at the John Henson Center, 7 p.m.

January Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL Marie Hedrick – January 17th Steve Johnson – Jan. 17th (Hurricane) Doralee Henry - January 17th Charlene Walls Angie Spradling – January 18th Laura Lee – January 21st 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

watching woods fill up with snow. Students achieve pride reciting his four verses of Stopping By Woods. To John McCrae all I can say, “I weep reading Flanders Fields.” Eugene Field’s gingham and calico adversaries devoured each other, leaving no clue and you can bet one purple cow Burgess never saw has never mooed. A mighty batter has struck out, witnessed by thousands of eyes. Ernest Thayer allowed Casey’s shame to be universally known. Kilmer’s tree was faultless, body and soul. It even lifted leafy arms to pray.

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Poetic affairs begin in school where well-meaning teachers assign poems to be memorized. Years later we’ll say “I’ve loved that poem since 5th grade.” Then we learn to admire how poetry says more and tells less. Then we bless words that put our senses to work as prose cannot. Now we observe how stanzas mark divisions of thought. Robert Frost achieved tranquility

Wordsmith immortalized a skylark, named It ‘Pilgrim of the sky.’ Longfellow brought to life The Children’s Hour and a historical ride. Ed Lear told of a journey too – the honeymoon voyage of a cat and an owl. If I ever meet Ed in that vast poet’s corner I shall ask, What is a runcible spoon? The Belle of Amherst quoted: “When I feel as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. Words are my life.” Junette Fabian,WI

each tick the ice of winter ticks with minutes of snow but with each tick we are feeling spring a smile of blossoms flowering into an inner us jani johe webster, NY ***** Ode To The Wordsmith If but humanity could bare witness To this world through thine own eyes For ye the minstrel of poetic verse Have trusted thine own heart Whilst laying your illusions bare Your reflections of consciousness Led the blind thru visual verse To an unblemished vista Thy imminent dreams light the way For the soul and spirit of those in despair Harkening to hidden truths thou seeketh to Purify our existence that we might be Worthy of our borrowed time Your words of solemn praise soothes the Tempest in our hearts Whilst opening it to the poetic music Of lifes diverse emotions That we might find hope in a better tomorrow Rod Sargent,WV


Michael Fruth makes Dean’s List at High Point University The following student at High Point University made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2012 semester. Dean’s List students are those who have attained a 3.5 GPA for the previous semester based on a 4.0 scale. Michael Fruth of Hurricane, WV At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.

HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among "America's Best Colleges." Parade Magazine

lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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Manchin announces Service Academy Nominations Recommends 34 students from 21 counties CHARLESTON, WV - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) recently announced that he will nominate 34 West Virginia students to the U.S. service academies, which include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. “I am so honored to recommend 34 of our state’s brightest young men and women to the U.S. service academies,” Senator Manchin said. “All of our students worked hard to earn these nominations and are determined to serve our country and some are striving to carry on their families’ proud military

heritage as well. A nomination to one of these service academies is such an honor because these institutions are developing the next generation of military leaders.” The students are from the following counties: Berkeley, Brooke, Cabell, Doddridge, Grant, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mason, Marshall, Marion, Mingo, Monongalia, Ohio, Pocahontas, Putnam, Ritchie, Taylor, Wyoming and Wood. “Our selection process was extensive, from grading students’ classroom performance to leadership abilities to their work in their communities,” Manchin added. “I am confident that these young men and women

will make our state proud and as always, I wish these students the very best in their future endeavors.” Senator Manchin is recommending the following local students to the service academies. Final admission is determined by the respective academy. Air Force Academy Quentin Buckley, Poca High School David “Jonah” Sneeringer, Winfield High School Military Academy at West Point Kelsie Burns, Huntington High School Naval Academy Christian Smith, Home School, from Kanawha County

Andrew J. White Named to Dean's List at Gardner-Webb University BOILING SPRINGS, NC Gardner-Webb University is pleased to announce that Andrew J. White of Hurricane, majoring in Undecided, made the Dean's List for the fall 2012 semester. The Dean's List honors

those outstanding students who maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or above. This recognition is the semester's highest academic honor. Located in Boiling Springs, NC, Gardner-Webb University

seeks a higher ground in higher education - one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning and leadership.

WV Hunters Harvest 131,444 Deer in 2012 SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 131,444 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons, according to Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro. This year’s total harvest was three percent below the 2011 deer harvest of 135,696. A total of 56,658 bucks, 45,169 antlerless season deer, 24,571 bow-killed deer and 5,046 muzzleloader season deer were taken during the 2012 season. Antlerless Deer Season The 2012 antlerless deer season, which includes the youth/Class Q/Class XS deer season, was 12 percent above 2011 and one and one-half percent below the five-year average of 45,845. “It is important to note that the antlerless harvest is the key component to any

deer management strategy, as it controls the future deer population,” said Jezioro. “Many counties had liberalized antlerless hunting seasons in 2012, including 10 counties that required hunters to harvest an antlerless deer before harvesting a second buck with a gun or bow, and a new October antlerless firearms season in all open counties. These modifications to the antlerless season structure led to an increase in the harvest and will ensure that deer populations do not exceed management objectives.” The top 10 counties are: Preston (2,343), Mason (2,026), Jackson (1,759), Wood (1,608), Lewis (1,575), Upshur (1,569), Harrison (1,511), Ritchie (1,391), Monongalia (1,340) and Randolph (1,325). Muzzleloader Deer Season The 2012 muzzleloader harvest of 5,046 was 36 percent less than the 2011 harvest of 7,873 and was 37 percent below the five-year average of 7,969. “A

change in season dates and an above-average acorn crop contributed to the decline in the muzzleloader harvest,” Jezioro said. The top 10 counties are: Preston (237), Randolph (230), Nicholas (219), Braxton (216), Webster (203), Jackson (173), Fayette (170), Upshur (160), Lewis (157) and Mason (147). Archery Deer Season The bow hunters take of 24,571 deer was 10 percent below the 2011 harvest of 27,404, 10 percent below the five-year average harvest of 27,339. Archery harvests are directly correlated to hard mast crops, and the above average acorn crop was the primary factor for the lower harvest in 2012. The top 10 counties are: Preston (1,089), Kanawha (863), Raleigh (796), Randolph (791), Monongalia (769), Wyoming (765), Logan (739), Greenbrier (727), Fayette (707) and Nicholas (693).

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Priming the Pump This morning I went out to feed the crow some bread and as I walked out into the snow and frost I was reminded of my Grandma Carpenter who lived on Buzzard Creek. (I have written about her before). But my memories of childhood always go back there. I feed the crows because they can pick up big chunks of bread and carry them off. I think they like me – but, it could be the food I give them. I have read where crow are watching all the time and can recognize people. I hope they rescue me - if the bear I hear is around here somewhere - comes near. Hopefully, the DNR will catch the bear and release it to a nice place - hopefully far, far away. As I was walking outside to my crow rock, that is what I call the rock that I put the bread for the crow on, I thought about how Grandma Carpenter always put on a headscarf and coat to go to the well which was outside the back door from her house to fetch a bucket of water. The well had a top on it with a pump. I have drawn water from an open well and there is a trick to flipping the bucket. My Grandma had a pump which made it easier but in the wintertime the pump may have to be primed. Priming the pump means you must put a small amount of water down the pump before more water would start to flow out of the pumps. You pushed up and down on the handle. After pumping for a little bit, the bucket was full of good country water. My Grandma never went outside in the winter without her head covered and her coat on. She said you must keep your head warm in the winter or you will catch cold. Some people say this is not true, but I usually keep something on my head in the wintertime. She also had a pair of rubber boots which she slipped on over her shoes. I don’t think women wear them anymore except on a farm, but they did the trick. We have a lot to be thankful for these days; running water is one of them. My Grandma moved from Buzzard Creek years later and I know she missed Buzzard Creek, but she made it. She worked hard on the farm and she did things the old fashioned way which sometimes is the most common sense way of doing things. I have found that the old ways are usually the best way. Country people can survive.

Local Students Named to the President's List at West Virginia Wesleyan BUCKHANNON, WV - Area students have been named to the 2012 fall semester President's Academic Recognition list at West Virginia Wesleyan. The President's Academic Recognition acknowledges academic excellence among Wesleyan's students. The criteria for inclusion on the list is 4.0 GPA with a minimum of 12 earned hours for the semester. The following local students were named to the President's

List: Kayla Hinkley of Hurricane. Kelsey Spang of Winfield. Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential college located in Buckhannon. The College offers 43 majors and graduate programs in athletic training, business, education, English, and nursing. Eleven Wesleyan students have been selected as U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholars.

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WeeklyDevotional Exploring the Beauty By Mary Jane “WINTER SOLSTICE” Thought for the week: And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years. Genesis 1:14 (KJV) The short days, and long dark nights of winter, appear to make the month of January longer than other months -the quiet stillness, that all the animals seem to recognize also, only the birds flock at the feeders, and gather like old men at the coffee houses, each morning they eat and flap and talk to each other, then fly away till evening time. God intended for us to rest and plan with the winter season, you receive your garden catalogs in the mail to ponder on, a time to reflect and vow to have a better garden than last year. A time to plan vacations, time to make promises to yourself that you usually do not keep like exercise and dieting… The solstice is either of two times a year, when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, winter solstice usually occurs in late December and summer solstice in later part of June. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22. This is Gods covenant with creation. Winter time we seem to remember and dwell on past thoughts, maybe it’s because of the beginning new year, especially if we lost a loved one this past year, maybe we live with an illness or know someone who does, we have concerns and grief – it’s hard to be happy at these times, when days are cold, dismal and dreary. But - Happy is that people, that is in such a case, yea happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. Psalm; 144:15 Somehow God guides us thru the rough patches in life, we may not know it at the time, but we look back and see that He is with us, at all times good and bad. We will bear with the winter weather, and long dark nights, just as we bear our own winter storms of life. Hope is the springtime season, when all becomes green with skies of blue, the feel of warm sunshine on our shoulders once again, and our hearts will embrace with laughter. … Time does not heal all things, but time has a way of making days change for better. Trust in the Lord with all thane heart; and lean not unto thane own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3; 5 -6. Prayer: Life is precious Father, let us enjoy and use our years wise, as you wish. Amen.

New State Record Yellow Perch SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV The new state weight record for yellow perch now belongs to Joshua Wayne Estes of Hurricane, WV, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the Division of Natural Resources. Estes caught the 14.5-inch, 1.93pound fish at Summersville Lake in Nicholas County on December 1, 2012, using a live chub for bait. His catch establishes a new West Virginia record for weight. The previous weight record for yellow perch was 1.83 pounds, caught by Charles Mayle from

Tygart Lake in Taylor County in 1985. The length record for yellow perch of 15.44 inches still stands and was caught by Craig Hollandsworth from Summersville Lake in 2010. Anglers who believe that they have caught a state record fish should check the record listing in the current West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Fishing Regulations brochure. The brochure also outlines the procedure to follow for reporting a state record catch. This information is also available online at

of the Mountain State A column by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Whether it's to entertain out of town family with an unforgettable outdoor excursion or bring friends together for a unique dining experience,WestVirginia's cities and small town gems are wonderful places to satisfy any adventurous spirit. When it comes to planning for these memorable moments, a little guidance can go a long way. Available in welcome centers throughout our state and by request, is the 2013 West Virginia Official State Travel Guide. Filled with everything you've come to expect, this year's edition featuresWestVirginia shops, delectable dining, cozy places to stay, outdoor adventures, cultural

activities and so much more. In celebration of the Mountain State's 150th year of statehood, the guide features a sesquicentennialthemed cover, a West Virginia Bucket List of 150 opportunities to experience and celebrate the Mountain State along with 150 Reasons to Love West Virginia State Parks. New to the guide this year, is the Scouting Report highlighting activities in each of the nine travel regions as well as a Scouts Guide to Family Fun welcoming the Boy Scouts of America and their families to the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. West Virginia is blessed with

abundant opportunities for adventure and exploration. From worldrenowned outdoor recreation and breathtaking scenery to our rich and unique cultural heritage, the possibilities are endless. I look forward to an exciting new year and I encourage you to embrace the days and months ahead with enthusiasm-plan to explore the unknown and experience new adventures that only West Virginia can provide. To request your 2013 West Virginia Official StateTravel Guide, visit or call 1-800-255-5982.

Smokers Can Help Their Health and Wallets by Quitting this Year To The Editor: The American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic wishes everyone a Happy New Year. As we ring in 2013, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions to improve our health and wellbeing. People who resolve to quit smoking this New Year have the chance to increase the length and quality of their lives. Quitting works its magic the minute an individual makes the choice. In just 12 hours after an individual quits, the carbon

monoxide level in their blood drops to normal. Fast forward to a year after quitting, and the risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s. Today, smoking has become increasingly expensive, with cigarette packs costing up to $10 in some areas. A $5 pack per day adds up to $1,825 per year. Quitters save their lives and can save money for the future. Quitting not only helps you, but also the loved ones and friends around you. Secondhand smoke

affects everyone, and is especially dangerous to young children. If your New Year’s resolutions include quitting smoking, visit the How to Quit resource on our website. For facts on smoking and more ways to stop it, visit the Stop Smoking page. Sincerely, Deb Brown President and CEO, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic 610-563-6992

Governor Tomblin presents more than $7 Million in Transportation Enhancement Grants CHARLESTON, WV - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today presented $7,036,864 in federal funds awarded to 36 projects as part of the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Grant Program. The West Virginia Transportation Enhancement Grant Program is a federal-aid program of the U.S. Department of Trans-

portation's Federal Highway Administration. The program provides annual funding, through the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) legislation, to West Virginia communities for non-traditional transportation projects such as improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists through the construction of sidewalks and trails, acquisition of scenic or historic

sites, preserving historic resources and stimulating tourism development. Funds were awarded to the following in Putnam and Mason counties: Putnam County Hometown Park/Valley Park Scenic By-Way Improvements 2012, $65,600 Mason County Town of Mason Sidewalk Project 2012, $320,000

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Area Students Named to the Dean's List at West Virginia Wesleyan College BUCKHANNON, WV - Area students have been named to the 2012 fall semester Dean's List at West Virginia Wesleyan. Wesleyan's Dean's List requires students to earn a grade point average of 3.5 - 3.9 in 12 or more semester hours. The following local students were named to the Dean's List: Allie Browne of Hurricane. Allene Conner of Winfield. Lucreshia Hescht of Eleanor. Bethany Jordan of Scott Depot.

Lauren Panaro of Hurricane. Jade Smith of Hurricane. Mark Stewart of Hurricane. Kyra Waugh of Nitro. Ashley Young of Hurricane. Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan is a private residential college located in Buckhannon. The College offers 43 majors and graduate programs in athletic training, business, education, English, and nursing. Eleven Wesleyan students have been selected as U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholars.

West Virginia Reads 150 Join the West Virginia Library Commission (WVLC), the West Virginia Center for the Book and libraries across the state in West Virginia Reads 150, a reading challenge that celebrates West Virginia’s 150th birthday in 2013. The year-long reading initiative encourages West Virginians to read 150 books during the course of 2013, West Virginia’s sesquicentennial year. The books can be in any format (printed book, e-book, downloadable text, etc.) and from any source. Books can be on any topic, fiction or non-fiction. People can read 150 books individually, or they can join teams to read 150 books collectively. Libraries across West Virginia are encouraged to form teams to compete. Teams, which can have up to 15 members, must choose a name and select a leader to keep track of the books read by team members. All ages and groups can participate – friends, coworkers, book clubs, classmates, seniors, etc. If children are too young to read on their own, kids can have their parents read to them. Families

can apply their Summer Reading Program credits toward their West Virginia Reads 150 tally. WVLC is providing libraries with West Virginia Reads 150 artwork, window clings, reader’s advisories, the Good Reads web site ( ow/84991-wv-reads-150), social media support and program ideas. Libraries are free to customize West Virginia Reads 150 for their own needs. Prizes, certificates, etc. will be up to participating libraries and sponsoring organizations. The program is not limited to public libraries – bookstores, school and academic libraries, literacy organizations, youth services providers and more are encouraged to participate in West Virginia Reads 150. The West Virginia Library Commission ( provides services to libraries across the state. It also provides a reference library and a research service for the West Virginia Legislature and all state employees. The agency serves the general public as well.

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Christin’s Corner By Christin Daugherty Dear Christin, Have you ever had a friend that turned out to be your enemy? My best friend, or ex-best friend I should say, recently turned on me without warning. One minute we were doing everything together and the next minute she started seeing my exboyfriend, and now she won’t even talk to me and she has been spreading rumors about me! I don’t even care about the guy, she can see him if she wants, but I just really miss my friend. How can someone that you thought you could trust turn their back on you so suddenly? Sincerely, Bad Bestie Dear BB, I’m sorry that this happened to you. And, yes, it has happened to me too. The person you are describing - I like to refer to as a “frenemy”. Half friend, half enemy. And not only are they the most dangerous people you will ever encounter, but they also tend to run rampant throughout the female community. My sister once told me after a run-in with a frenemy, “That’s the bad thing about having friends. You let them get too close, and they will know exactly

where to hit you where it hurts the most.” While this statement may be sad, it is very much the truth. In a situation such as this, it is probably best to turn your back on this person that you considered to be your friend. It can be a difficult decision to make, but it is nothing compared to the heartache you will surely endure if you continue in this unhealthy relationship. Your friend has done something completely unforgivable, but you find it in your heart to forgive them anyway because, after all, that is the true meaning of friendship, right? Accepting someone, with all their faults, and loving them anyway? Let me explain a little something that I have learned: Unconditional love is intended for your family and your children. If you allow someone to treat you badly once, that simply opens up the door for them to do it again, and believe me when I say; the worst is yet to come. As for me, when discussing the topic of frenemies, I have one that particularly comes to mind. For ten years our relationship went on until…one day. Within a year, my best friend, the person that I held closest to my heart,

the person that knew everything there was to know about me, became my nemesis. To make things even worse, there was no big disagreement, no fight, not even an argument. The actions that she took in order to reveal her true colors came out of nowhere. The first opportunity she got to undermine my trust, betray me to the fullest extent, and throw me under the bus, she did. One of the worst feelings of failure, for me, was reflecting on this situation and thinking to myself, “How did I not see that coming?” Looking back on the relationship, there were a few warning signs, however, they were very subtle. I honestly ignored most of them because I always just assumed that those were some of her imperfections. Everyone has imperfections. Little did I know that she was just waiting for the right opportunity to turn on me. Do yourself a favor BB – don’t blame yourself. This happens to us all. I miss my friend sometimes too, but I know deep down that I am better off without friends like that. “False friends are worse than open enemies.” ― Proverb Got a problem? Need some answers? Contact me at m. *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. *

West Virginia 2013 Make It Shine applications available Applications are now available for West Virginians to sign up for this year’s Make It Shine Statewide Spring Cleanup. Volunteers have until March 1 to register with the state Department of Environmental Protection. The annual event is jointly sponsored by the DEP and the state Division of Highways. During the first two weeks of April, the DEP’s Make It Shine program will provide resources such as cleanup materials, waste hauling and landfill fees to citizens volunteering to remove litter from the state’s landscape.

Cleanups must be conducted on public lands. Community drop off sites, household garbage collection and cleanups on private property do not qualify. Last year, more than 4,800 volunteers participated in the spring cleanup and removed roughly 220 tons of litter and debris from West Virginia’s public

lands and waters. To obtain a Make It Shine application, contact Travis Cooper at 1-800-322-5530, or email: Applications may also be downloaded via the net at: Click on “REAP” under the Land Section on the DEP homepage.

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Local project receives Transportation Putnam Commissioner seeks Fireboard Examiners Enhancement Grant funds from Governor Tomblin By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD – Putnam County Commissioner Steve Andes needs two residents with no ties to the county’s fire service board to join a group that will monitor how this organization uses its funds. “We’re looking for info. from

ordinary citizens, who can volunteer,” said Andes. “We will be looking out how the money should be spent.” The new group will evaluate spending and offer recommendations to the Putnam County Fire Service Board. Those interested should call the county’s commission office at (304) 586-0201.

Faith A. Farley Makes the President’s List at Coastal University Representatives from the Putnam County Parks and Recreation receive a $65,600 Transportation Enhancement Grant from Gov. Tomblin for the Hometown Park/Valley Park Scenic By-Way Improvements 2012 project. This grant will assist with improvements to the existing road-side park in Hometown including the addition of lighting to improve security. Photo Courtesy of the Governor’s Office.

Assistance now available for Working Parents Parents and guardians who work or are in school and need financial assistance for child care can receive help through Link Child Care Resource and Referral, a division of River Valley Child Development Services. The program, funded through the West Virginia Department of

Health and Human Services, provides assistance to those living in Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason, Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties and who are going to school, working or are in a WV WORKS program. Applicants must meet pre-determined income eligibility

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guidelines to receive financial assistance. For more information, call 304-523-9540 or 800-894-9540, or stop in at 611 7th Ave., Huntington, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CONWAY, SC - Faith A. Farley, an Exercise and Sport Science major from Scott Depot, WV, has made the President's List at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2012 term. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time. Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. CCU offers baccalaureate programs in 56 major fields of study, including acclaimed programs in marine science, resort tourism and professional golf management. Graduate programs include an MBA as well as master's degree programs in

education, writing and coastal marine and wetland studies. More than 9,000 CCU students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction fueled by more than 120 student clubs and organizations. The University's many international partnerships make it possible for students to study in places such as Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Greece, France, Germany, Japan and Spain. On the web:

"Caring Kids"

Recently members of the St. Francis School “Caring Kids” program raised money to purchase coffee for Christ’s Kitchen in St. Albans. Mrs. Helen Erickson, third grade teacher at St. Francis said, “We encourage children to help people in the community.” The Caring Kids also visit residents at Riverside Nursing Home, and bring handmade cards, flowers and sing songs.

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Comedy Magician Dewayne Hill – January 26, 2013 Dewayne Hill is a master of comedy magic and brings a Las Vegas-quality act to G-rated venues across the country. Hill started his magic career in his teens and is an established performer. In March of 2002, Dewayne became a classroom Autistic Mentor. During this time he saw the troubles of bullying and started developing a new show for school systems called “Magic with a Message.” This show combined comedy, magic and audience interaction with a series of points illustrating the dangers of bullying and drug use. Hill presents this program to thousands of students across the United States every year. In 2007, Hill set a world record for performing the most card tricks (71) in a single hour. His shows appeal to the “Four C’s” – Colleges, Country Clubs, Corporate Events and Churches, all over the United States. This evening promises to be a familyfriendly Hawks Nest event. Hollywood Gossip Queen Louella Parsons – February 16

Karen Vuranch has new character portrayal for dinner theater audiences: Louella Parsons. Parsons dug up the ‘dirt’ on the most opulent movie stars of the 1940s, ‘50s, and beyond. Full of humor and surprise, this performance gives the scoop on stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Cable, and the controversial woman behind the headlines. At 3 p.m. prior to the evening dinner theater, Karen will meet visitors at Hawks Nest Lobby for an informative slideshow presenting the history of the Academy Awards. Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues – February 23, 2013 The astonishing voice of Lady D brings takes you back in time to the life of 1920s-1930s blues legend Bessie Smith. Bessie Smith was one of the most powerful female vocalists who brought blues music and vaudeville to the forefront during the Roaring Twenties – and likewise prohibition and the Jim Crow era. In the spirit of blues music, this first-person, living history performance incorporates elements of emotion, survival, and humor!

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This is a rendering of what the new St. Albans/Nitro Bridge will look like when finished. Work on the long-anticipated project began last week. The construction hindered the flow of Putnam and Kanawha county traffic. The new $23 million bridge should open in November, depending to construction progress and weather conditions. Courtesy Photo.

Putnam County Wrestling Champs!

2013 Shirley Schweizer Winter Walk When: Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. Where: Kanawha State Forest Join Doug Wood for a fun, interpretive walk in the woods: “Winter Storms and Forest Ecology”. Meet at the swimming pool area. Enjoy hot drinks, hot soup,

and snacks! Dress according to weather, especially footwear. FREE TO ALL – Donations appreciated. For more information call 304558-3500. This event is sponsored by Kanawha State Forest Foundation and Mary Ingles Trail Blazers.

Winfield won the Putnam County Wrestling Championship on Tuesday, January 8. Hundreds of fans watched the Generals out-muscle Hurricane, Buffalo and Poca. Whether individuals won or lost matches, all wrestlers showed great sportsmanship after every match. Photo by Justin Waybright.

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Conservation officers a dedicated force

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

I'm constantly amazed and impressed by the dedication of conservation officers. There are

many counties in West Virginia where there's only one officer to cover the entire county. They're on constant call and duty. They're required to have listed phone numbers, so you can always just look him up and call him if some game-law-related issue arises. If you've ever done anything that, well, wasn't strictly legal and a conservation officer saw it, you might have a different opinion. For example, one of them ticketed Justin Kimble, The WVU Mountaineer, for not wearing blaze orange while bear hunting in a video that was posted on the Internet. As I understand it, you don't have to wear blaze orange while bear hunting, but you do if deer hunting is going on at the time (which it was). I know of more than one officer who has

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ticketed several members of his own family. They're strict, but at least they're fair and it's not just the West Virginia officers who are like that. Regardless of how you feel about them personally, I'm sure everyone could have at least some respect for that level of dedication to the oath they swore to uphold the law and Constitution. On Jan. 7, Louisiana conservation officers charged and/or arrested some on-duty police officers for game violations. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents – which is what they call their conservation officers down there - arrested a Winnsboro, La. police officer and cited another Winnsboro officer and cited a Franklin Parish De-

tention Center Corrections Officer for their alleged roles in the illegal harvesting of a deer. They learned of the police poaching the same way they catch on to most things, by forging connections in the community. In other words, somebody squealed. Winnsboro officer Chester Coleman, 34, was cited with deer during illegal hours using artificial light, hunting from a moving vehicle, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, and hunting without basic and big game licenses. They also cited a couple of other officers with similar charges. Coleman, however, was arrested because he was on duty at the time of the alleged poaching. The officers say Coleman was on duty at the time of the illegal

hunting activity and he shot the deer from his patrol vehicle with one of the other officer's .308 rifle. The three men then put the deer into the trunk of the patrol vehicle for later cleaning, the charges allege. In Louisiana, malfeasance in office is a felony and brings up to five years in jail and $5,000 in fines. Taking deer during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Hunting from a moving vehicle brings a $250 to $500 and up to 90 days in jail. This all brings up a very interesting situation. I never imagined there could be a scenario where poaching a deer could be a felony. Contact David Payne Sr. at

Outdoors Roundup Hurricane man set sets fish record Joshua Wayne Estes of Hurricane has set a new state record for yellow perch. Estes caught the 14.5-inch, 1.93-pound fish a Summersville Lake in Nicholas County on December 1, 2012, using a live chub for bait. His catch establishes a new West Virginia record for weight. The previous weight record for yellow perch was 1.83 pounds, caught by Charles Mayle from Tygart Lake in Taylor County in 1985. The length record for yellow perch of 15.44 inches still stands and was caught by Craig Hollandsworth from Summersville Lake in 2010. If you think you have caught a state-record fish, you can check its dimensions against the record listing in the state fishing regulations. The brochure also outlines the procedure to follow for reporting a state record catch. Tracking and Wood Lore Weekend slated An 18th century outdoors weekend is slated for January 1820, 2013 at Twin Falls Resort State Park. “Tracking and Wood Lore

weekend creates the experience of how our ancestors tracked the animals that provided food and clothing,” said Bryan Danford, park naturalist. Participants will engage on track walks and put new skills into use with the scavenger hunt. Other topics of the weekend will include: Indian stories, edible and medicinal plants presentation, and an 18th century trading camp. Advance reservations are required in order to plan for outdoor and indoor activities, the special Saturday meal and interactive programs. For more information call (304) 294-4000. Our early frontier history has always been a fascinating subject for me and provided the federal government can take a couple weeks off from trying to disarm the populace (I had to take a week off myself and I would imagine that circumventing the Constitution is as tiring as defending it) I'd like to present some of our original outdoorsmen in some upcoming columns. Glock Jr. unveils new winter/hunting hat

Most people on earth have at least some familiarity with Gaston Glock and his famous automatic pistol. Not so well known – at least in America – is the other Gaston Glock, the son of the Austrian pistol company founder, Gaston J. Glock. I do like to pass along cool products I see occasionally and I have come across a great new hat Glock the Younger is offering, called the Tyrolean Loden Hunting Cap. The hat is made in Germany of Tyrolean Loden wool from Austria. The wool is naturally breathable and like any wool, keeps you warm when it's wet, but this stuff is really, really good wool. It has a fold-down blaze orange stripe, which I thought was a really cool concept. When I was in college, I spent a semester in Austria and bought a jacket made from this material. I wore it practically every day from October to March. I bought in it 1997. I'm still wearing it. Contact David Payne Sr. at

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KENNETH RAY ATKINSON Kenneth Ray Atkinson, 73, of Ravenswood, formerly of St. Albans, left his worldly home on January 5, 2013, at Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, following an extended illness. He was born a son of the late W.H. "Bill" and Ethel (McNeeley) Atkinson. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Melvin and Ralph Atkinson; and sister, Rosa Lea Reed. He was a member of Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood. He retired from the casting department of Pechiney Rolled Products with 32 years of service and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local No. 5668. He was a member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees. He deeply loved his wife, family, church and gospel music. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Charlotte Ann (Crouch) Atkinson; son and daughter-inlaw, Steven R. and Leslie Atkinson of West Chester Pa.; daughter, Lisa Casto of Ripley; brothers, William (Dottie) Atkinson of Poca and Larry (Marcella) Atkinson of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sister, Romania Atkinson of South Charleston; and grandchildren, Caleb and Jacob Casto and Megan and Tyler Atkinson. Services were held Tuesday, January 8, at Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood, with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Ravenswood Cemetery. Donations are preferred to the Independent Fellowship Church Building Fund or Kanawha Hospice, c/o Casto Funeral Home, 802 Washington St., Ravenswood, WV 26164. Email condolences may be sent to

HOWARD H. BOND Howard H. Bond, 81, of Winfield, died December 29, 2012. Born January 21, 1931, in

Huntington, Howard was a son of the late Henry and Ada Bond. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Angela Ruth Bond. Howard served his country in the United States Marine Corps, was a former member of the Milton American Legion No. 139 and retired from the United States Postal Service, Milton. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Joy Bond of Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Valori and Bobby Ranson; grandchildren, Sarah Beth (Paul) Boekell, Brittany (Dan) Winford and Krista Black; and great-grandsons, Isaiah and Ezra Boekell. A private service was held with burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Arrangements were under the direction of Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, WV.

DONALD RAY BYRD Donald Ray Byrd, 59, of Poca, died Jan. 1, 2013. Services were held Friday, Jan. 4, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

OREN WELLINGTON CHRISTY Oren Wellington Christy, 84, of Red House, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013, following a long illness. He was a retiree of Kaiser Aluminum Corp. in Ravenswood with 33 years of service and a member of the Shalom Baptist Church in Frazier's Bottom. Oren loved baseball and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan. He also loved to bowl and enjoyed hunting and spending time outdoors. Born June 26, 1928, he was the son of the late James Christy and Pearl Fisher Christy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years Louise Flinner Christy, as well as four sisters and one brother. Survivors include his son, Oren W. "Butch" (Connie) Christy, Jr. of Hurricane; his daughters, Teresa (Gerald) Judy of Madison, Ala., and Patty (B.J.) Scott of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sisters, Florence Christy of Poca, Pat (Bob) White of Fla. and Naoma Wood of Fla.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor with Don Jones officiating. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Online condolences may be sent to the Christy family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor was in charge of arrangements.


Linda Ann Guthrie Snyder Cook died peacefully on November 6, 2012, at Pleasant Hill Manor in Piketon, Ohio. She was 75. Linda was born June 26, 1937, in St. Albans to Andrew and Maymie Stephenson Guthrie. Linda was a graduate of St. Albans High School and later attended Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. Linda worked in banking at Putnam County Bank in Hurricane and the First National Bank of Princeton, N.J. Linda attended Mount Vernon Baptist Church and served as the church organist prior to moving to New Jersey. Linda was a member of Rainbow Girls in St. Albans. She was also a member of the Women's Professional Business Group of Princeton, N.J. Linda was the loving mother of Debra Lynn Dittmar, who lives in New Hope, Pa., with her husband, Lee. Linda was a loving "MawMaw" to her grandchildren, Krista, Connor and Cameron. Linda was preceded in death by her parents as well as her three brothers, James, Donald and Charles Guthrie, and her sister, Marie Guthrie. Linda is survived by her brothers and sisters-inlaw, Crittenden and Anna Lee Guthrie and William and Evelyn Guthrie, all of St. Albans. Many nieces and nephews survive Linda. Linda was the wife of the late Jack Ray Cook Sr. of St. Albans. Linda is also survived by her first husband, Donald L. Snyder (father of Debra) of Ashland, Pa. A celebration of Linda's life was held at the First Baptist Church of St. Albans, 6th Ave. and Second St., St. Albans, on Saturday, January 5, with Pastor Joel Harpold officiating. Interment was private. Memorial contributions in Linda's name may be made to the Hopes and Dreams Foundation, 517 Cedarbrook Road, Southampton, PA 18966. You may send your condolences to the family and friends at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home was entrusted to handle the arrangements.

The Putnam Standard AUDREY MAE DEAL Mrs. Audrey Mae Deal, 84, of Poca, passed away December 31, 2012, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home. She was a retired seamstress from Charleston Linen. She had a love for gardening, flowers and the outdoors. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Sydney Deal; and son, Gary Michael Deal. She is survived by her children, Geneva (Gordon) Hedrick, Richard (Cathy) Deal and Annette (Scott) Holston; sister, Shirley Marks; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The family would like to say thank you to the staff of Cedar Ridge Nursing Home and also to Hazel, Chris, Nancy and Ruth. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Audrey Mae Deal was held Friday, January 4, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Arthur officiating. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. The family suggests donations are made to the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Deal family.

MATILDA "TILLIE" DOLIN Matilda "Tille" Dolin, 89, of Teays Valley formerly of Foster, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on January 2, 2013, after a long illness. Tille was born December 11, 1923, to the late Freeland and Laura White of Cazy, W.Va. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Elmer Dolin; brothers, Hartford, Clinton, Calvin, Frank, Bradford and Joe; sisters, Delphia, Hattie, Quinnie, Minnie, Pearl and Ernie; and daughter, Charlotte Bain. She is survived by sons, Terry (Jerry) Bain of Benton, Arkansas, Gary (Susan) Bain of Teays Valley; daughter, Donna (Arvel) Miller of Danville; seven grandchildren, Lori Bain of Little Rock, Ark., Mike (Angela) Bain also of Little Rock, Gary Allen Bain of Mechanicsville, Va., Michele Bain of Fort Myers, Florida, Lori (Tony) Martinez of Vienna, W.Va., Traci (Aaron) Gillispie of Danville and Shawn (Holley) Miller of Madison; and nine great-grandchildren. She lived at the Broadmore Assisted Living in Teays Valley for the past nine months. We would like to thank all the nurses, aids and staff who made her life special and took such good care of her. We will never forget their kindness toward our mother. Services were held Sunday, January 6 at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor Jarod Shumate officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens, Madison.

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REV. EZRA HAROLD GRALEY JR. The Rev. Ezra Harold Graley Jr., 83, of St. Albans, born May 6, 1929, the son of Ezra and Sadie (Elshire) Graley, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He served in the U.S. Army from May 1951 until September 1953. He pastored for 50 years, serving at Summit Ridge Church of God, Amandaville, and Lincoln Drive Church of God. He was the owner of Graley Roofing for 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Iwana Marie Graley; brother, William (Carol) Graley; sisters, Jenny Brown and Phyllis (George) Kinzer; sons, Michael (Connie) Graley, Greg (Joy) Graley and Tim (Beverly) Graley; grandchildren, Aaron, Josh, Britni, Joel, Alexander, Bryce, Ashton, Elysa and RuthAnn; great-grandchildren, Kailey, Kaegan, Colton, Brennan, Haley, Kaeden, Richae and Shai; stepchildren, Nancy (John) James, Janet (Steve) Samples and Don Hill; step-grandchildren, Shawn (Jodi) Peterson, Brad Peterson, Stephen Peterson, Hannah Pettit, Jody Fisher, Jonathan Fisher, Jeremy Fisher and Rachel Samples; and step-greatgrandchildren, Savannah, Star, Maryssa, Lyanna, Tanner, Koen, Cameron, Sophia, Landon, Lync and Layton. Ezra loved the Lord, his country and his family. He witnessed to people every day, no matter where he was. He loved to help people. He fought a good fight, especially since September. He was in CAMC, OSU and St. Mary's and CAMC, where he passed away December 29, 2012. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who were so kind to him. Services were held Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Curry Funeral Home Chapel, Alum Creek, with Pastor Jackie Miller officiating. Burial followed at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar, with military rites. Online condolences may be expressed at

VALERIA HARMON Valeria Harmon, 85, of Huntington, W.Va., departed to Heaven in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her residence. She was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Logan County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Morgan and Belle Katherine Lundy Baisden. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Harmon. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Wright (Ron) of Hurricane, W.Va., Kathy McGhee (Michael) of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Jennie Sue Pauley (John) of Naperville, Ill.;


The Putnam Standard two sons and daughters-in-law, John Harmon (Sandra) of Chino Hills, Calif., and Paul Harmon (Angela) of Barboursville, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild. She was a charter member of Crossroads Baptist Church, which she loved dearly. The family would like to thank her caring neighbors Judy and Don Dennis and her friends Betty Jean, Jeanette and Virginia. Funeral services were conducted at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville with Pastor B.C. Egnor officiating. Burial followed in Crook Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

RANCEL LEE JIVIDEN SR. " ... the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:6-7. Rancel Lee Jividen Sr., 90, of Eleanor, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013, at his home, following a long illness. He was a 1942 graduate of Buffalo High School and a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as an usher. He retired from Union Carbide with 33 years of service. Rancel was a proud World War II Navy veteran, serving on the USS Grimes (APA172), which was one of the first ships to enter Pearl Harbor. The strong love for his country was evident throughout his entire life. He was a true and dedicated patriot. His patriotism was second only to the love he shared for his family. Rancel was a loving husband, father and grandfather and lived every day as an honored family man. Born June 25, 1922, he was the son of the late Dillard A. Jividen and Olive Bell Little Jividen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dannie Wayne Jividen; two sisters; and four brothers. Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Louise Duncan Jividen; son, Rancel Lee Jividen Jr. of Eleanor; daughter, Brenda Jividen Shamblin of Eleanor; sister, Rheba Hudson of Red House; daughter-in-law, Roxanne Jividen of Ashland, Ky.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 9, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, with Pastor Woody Willard and Pastor John Henderson officiating. Entombment followed at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Online condolences may be sent to the Jividen family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

BEVERLY CATHERINE MARTIN McKINNEY Beverly Catherine Martin McKinney, 64, of Barboursville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Fellowship Baptist Church by Dr. Jerry Warren. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. She was born Dec. 10, 1948, in Grandview, W.Va., a daughter of the late Donald K. and Betty C. Wright Martin. Beverly was a graduate of Marshall University, a member of the Tri-State Art Association, a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church, and an employee of Marshall University, Department of Music and Theatre. She is survived by her husband, Bobby L. McKinney; two daughters, Debra K. McKinney Moon and her husband, Mike of East Lynn, W.Va., and Alicia R. McKinney Sauls and her husband, Ron of Beckley; one son, Brian McKinney of Barboursville; two brothers, John Martin and his wife, Evelyn of Hurricane, and David K. Martin and his companion, Judi Sachs of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Michael Moon, Devan McKinney, Adrian Sauls and Jeremy Sauls. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

AUSTIN L. MCMILLION SR. Austin L. McMillion Sr., of Hurricane, formerly of Clintonville, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

GENEVIEVE NELSON MEINERS Genevieve Nelson Meiners, 97, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Golden Living Center Riverside, St. Albans. She was born August 21, 1915, in Lincoln County, to the late Cassie Bianca and Kate Pauley Nelson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William H. Meiners; son, William H. Meiners III; sister, Marie Gunnoe; and brothers, William H. Nelson and Andrew Franklin Nelson. Genevieve was retired co-owner of General Flooring Company, South Charleston. She attended Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans. Surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, Myron R. "Bob" and Joanne Nelson of Columbus, Ga., and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Thursday, January 10, at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, with the Rev. Mark Stauffer officiating. The family would like to thank Golden Living Center Riverside for their care during the last five years

and a special thank you to Carrie with Hospice Care. The family suggests donations are made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at Funeral Bartlett-Chapman Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

VIRGINIA PATTERSON PRISK Virginia Patterson Prisk, of Hurricane, passed away December 22, 2012. She was born in Bluefield in 1913. She earned degrees from Shippensburg State College and from the University of Miami. Virginia was a public school teacher in Pennsylvania and then in Florida for many years. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 69 years, Charles Best Prisk. She is survived by estranged, adopted son, Dennis M. Anderson, formerly, Dennis Patterson Prisk, of Culloden; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Grandchildren are David Prisk (Tabitha), Andrew Prisk (Stacie) and Stephanie Prisk Smith (Chris). The great-grandchildren are Benjamin, Hannah, Oliver, Addison Prisk; Chase, Jonathon, Zachary, Connor Prisk; and Laila Smith. Virginia is also survived by former daughter-in-law, Bonnie Prisk, her caretaker during her last illness. A memorial service was held Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. John United Methodist Church with the Rev. Martin Hallett officiating. Inurnment followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560.

JEFFREY L. SMITH Jeffrey L. Smith, 59, of South Charleston, formerly of St. Albans, passed away January 1, 2013, with his family by his side. He was born June 14, 1953, in South Charleston, and was a son of Leonard and Ida Smith. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Jimmy and Bobby Smith. He was a 1971 graduate of St. Albans High School and played on the football team. He was employed by Arrow Concrete for many years, having logged in over a million safe driving miles. Prior to that, he worked for FerrellGas and for many family businesses, including St. Albans Excavating and Capital Bottle Gas. Jeff attended Southeast Nazarene Church in Kanawha City. Family and friends were Jeff's passion and joy. He also enjoyed fishing, watching movies and vacationing at the beach and was an avid NASCAR fan. He is survived by his children, Kelly Dunlap and fiancĂŠ, Scott Spencer, of Dunbar, Jeff Smith Jr.

Thursday,January 17,2013 – Page 13 and wife, Heather, of Kanawha City, Michael Chad Smith of South Charleston and Katie Cue and husband, Jason, of Burton; brothers, Thomas Smith and wife, Ruth, of South Charleston and Charles Smith and wife, Pam, of St. Albans; lifelong best friend, Emmett Bill Sullivan of White Sulphur Springs; and many nieces and nephews. Jeff was a devoted grandfather and adored his four granddaughters, Rebeka and ReAnna Dunlap and Keira and Isabella Smith, and his soon-to-be-first grandson, Hunter Cue. Also left to mourn this loss are Jeff's partner of 15 years, Mary Clark, and her daughters, Serena Richards and husband, Jason, and Sierra Clark, all of St. Albans; and Mary's grandsons, Ryan and Braden Richards. A celebration of Jeff's life was held Saturday, January 5, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Ollie Parsons officiating. Burial followed in Childers Cemetery, Alum Creek. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

BILL "MOOSE" SOVINE Bill "Moose" Sovine, 51, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2012, after a short illness, at CAMC Teays Valley. He was a graduate of Hurricane High School class of 1981 and was on the football team. He had worked as a driver at Putnam Aging and the Holiday Inn Express; as a salesperson for United American Insurance and Glockner Oil; and parts delivery for C&O Motors and RH Peters. He loved old cars and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Robin; mother, Ruby of Hurricane; three children, Patrick and Cristina Noon of Cross Lanes, Rick and Lori Noon of Matthews, Mo., and Jennifer Noon of Red House; 11 grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, January 4 at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Walter Allen officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park. Please visit to share memories and condolences. Please make donations to the American Heart Association.

JUDITH A. TAYLOR Judith A. Taylor, 73, of St. Albans, passed away January 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Taylor; and her parents, Ari and Velma Fernatt. She is survived by her sons, Samuel Taylor and wife, Anita, and Matthew Taylor and wife, Leslie; sister, Sherry Hann; three grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. A graveside service was held Thursday, January 10, at Shultz Cemetery with the Rev. Ann Tucker officiating. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

ORVILLE A. TEMPLETON Orville A. Templeton, 76, of St. Albans, passed away December 31, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston, after a long illness. He was born October 21, 1936, in Kanawha County. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Billie Jo Huffman, for 52 years. She preceded him in death. Left to mourn his memories are daughters, Jane O. Miller of South Charleston and Casi Fields of Boyd County, Ky.; one granddaughter, Cary Jo Miller of St. Albans; and three great-grandchildren, Nathan Miller, Karli Miller and Evan LeTart. Orville was retired from Quality Carriers and was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church of St. Albans. He was a member of Shadyside Masonic Lodge in Shadyside, Ohio. He graduated with the class of 1955 at St. Albans High School. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed. A celebration of Orville's life was held Sunday, January 6, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, St. Albans, with Pastor Richie McNiel officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family requests donations are made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 702 Hansford St., St. Albans, WV 25177. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

JAMES C. "J.C." WILLIAMS James C. "J.C." Williams, of St. Albans, passed away at Dunbar Care and Rehabilitation Center on December 30, 2012, following a long illness. J.C. was born December 18, 1927, in St. Albans, and was the son of the late Nora and Hal Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Denzil D. Williams, Cyril Williams and Billy Williams; and sister, Kathryn L. "Katie" Williams. He was retired from Union Carbide Corporation with 42 years of service and was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran. J.C. was a member of the Beni Kedem Temple, Scottish Rite, Shrine Patrol and Royal Order of Jesters. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Stephens Williams; daughter, Debbie Cooper; and grandsons, Cole and Caleb Cooper. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Dr. Dan A. Hogan officiating. Graveside committal service was held Thursday, January 3, at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Community News

The Putnam Standard

Waves to Roll Again in Hurricane By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD -- The wave pool splashed into discussions during the Jan. 8 Putnam County Commission meeting. Four engines pushed water and waves for 30 summers at the Valley Park Wave Pool until last season when the motors finally died. Long days of ripping engines apart and replacing gears, electrical and internal parts plagued workers at the park. The summer's main economic driver for the area was in jeopardy. "We all know how we limped along with the wave pool last year," said Commissioner Joe Haynes. "The motors really need replaced, and that's a lot of work." Putnam Park and Recreation Director Scott Williamson will never forget last summer. Days were long. "We had a time last year: we tore apart one motor to rebuild another every day," Williamson said. "The motors had given all

This is a look at the four motors that failed the Wave Pool last summer. The county plans to remove these and install two new, clutch-driven, energy-efficient engines before swim season. Parts for the project are in production. Photo by Justin Waybright. they could give." Good news is coming. Commissioners are working

with Williamson to resurrect the Wave Pool. The Putnam Parks and Recreation depart-

ment is seeking a $170,000 loan to replace the four dead engines with two internal, clutch-

driven motors. Williamson believes these new power plants will consume less energy than the old ones. "They'll run consistently and only have a one-time drawdown, which will save energy and be easier on the budget," he said. Williamson is calling this a "complete refit for the wave pool powerhouse." The parts for this revamp are in production, and should be ready for installation and testing in 14 weeks, he said. Until then, crews at the wave pool will gut out the old electrical and internal elements of the worn powerhouse. Williamson is determined to get it all done by Memorial Day. He knows how important this attraction is to Putnam County. "The wave pool is a major economic driver for the county," said Williamson. "People come from all around to experience it; they drive by local businesses, and when they stay here, it brings a lot of outside money into Putnam County."

the Putnam Standard  

Jan. 17, 2013 extra online edition of the Putnam Standard

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