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Meeting to Discuss Methods to Improve On-Farm Safe Food Handling The SW Ag. Association will meet on Monday, February 4th at 7:00 PM (Old Winfield Courthouse) to discuss methods on how to reduce the risk of fruit and produce contamination on the farm during production, harvesting, handling, transportation and storage. Producers wishing to sell their produce through the Farm to School program (F2S) should attend this session to learn about the new USDA/WVDA programs entitled "Good Agricultural Practices" (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP). These programs focus on risk reduction not risk elimination. Current technologies cannot eliminate all potential food safety hazards associated with fresh produce that will be eaten raw. A common sense/scientific approach guides the initiatives which will help make our food safer (and more nutritious) for our students. For more information call the Putnam County Extension Office at (304)-586-0217.

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James E. Marshall American Legion Post # 187 to hold Memorial Service James E. Marshall American Legion Post # 187 of Winfield is having a Memorial Service in remembrance of The Four Chaplains on The USS Dorchester that went down 70 years ago in the icy North Atlantic on 3 February 1943. The James E. Marshall Post # 187 is having a memorial service on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at the Winfield Presbyterian Church. The service is to honor the Four Chaplains and the men aboard the USAT Dorchester that was sunk in the North Atlantic by a German Submarine on 3 February 1943. Of the 902 men on board, only 230 survived and only two are still living today. The program will start at 6:30 pm. The public is invited and a chili dinner will follow the program.

This service honors all those who have ever worn the uniform and

whose courage and faith have sustained our country. Point of

contact is Dan Chandler. He can be reached at 304-397-6609.

Salute to Senior Service: West Virginia residents encouraged to nominate outstanding senior volunteers The search is on for West Virginia’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2013. State winners

then will be selected by popular vote at Online voting will take place from April 15 to April 30, 2013. From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree. Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to

the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice. We all know seniors who do so much for our community, said Nancy Foster, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Charleston and Huntington areas. “These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing SEE SENIOR ON PAGE 6


Page 2 –Thursday,January 31,2013 New Beginning Digital Photography Class Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is hosting a Photography Class instructed by Laura Moul. Classes will be held in The Commons of Putnam County by the Wave Pool for three consecutive Tuesday’s Feb. 19, 26, & Mar. 5, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. For more information please contact Laura at 743-8281 or check out her website at or to register call the Park Office at 304-562-0518 Ext. 10.

Putnam County Career Fair - Tuesday, Feb. 12 The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Putnam County Schools and the Putnam County Development Authority will sponsor a Career Fair on Tuesday, February 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Putnam County Career & Technical Center. This event is FREE and open to the public. The Putnam County Career & Technical Center is located at 300 Roosevelt Blvd. in Eleanor. For more information or to reserve a space for your business contact Ashley Alford at or (304) 757-6510. Space is limited. There is no charge to participate in this event.

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.

Eleanor City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Town Hall. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Alzheimer Association Support Group Meeting first Wednesday of every month at 12:30 at Hometown Senior Center. This meeting is for the caregivers of the Alzheimer patients. This is a great opportunity for family members to get some information and support concerning your loved ones. Everything is confidential. Hometown Senior Center is located at 100 First Ave. N. in Hometown. If you need directions call 304586-2745. Please feel free to attend.

Hurricane VFW Auxiliary #9097 Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Post home, 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.

Notice: The 2013 Putnam Union PSD water meetings will be held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Rt. 34 Fire Department.

New Hope Animal Rescue looking for new Members New Hope Animal Rescue (formerly the Putnam County Humane Society) meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at its thrift store, Paws and Shop, 2806 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane. NHAR is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue. The group is seeking new members, volunteers, foster homes or anyone who would like to help. Call 304-5620300 for more information.

Hurricane Town Elementary Hosting Chamber Business Before Business The next Business Before Business sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at Hurricane Town Elementary in Hurricane from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013. Hurricane Town Elementary is located at 300 Harbour Lane in Hurricane. Business Before Business provides an early

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

morning social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. Hurricane Town Elementary will be showcasing Putnam County School Leader in Me program. The Leader in Me is an innovative, school wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. This event is FREE to Chamber members, RSVPs are required. There will be a drawing for a free e-Billboard. Breakfast will also be included. RSVPs are required by Wednesday, February 6. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or You can also visit the Chamber website at for up-to-date information on the Chamber events.

Autoimmune Support Group An autoimmune support groups meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at noon. The meeting is held in the upper level of the September House located beside Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 850 Norway Avenue, Huntington. For additional information, call Carolyn Hopper at 781-7434 or Kimberly Marcum at 7364957.

Winfield Lions Club Meetings The Winfield Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information call 304-586-3732.

Hometown Lions Club Meetings The Hometown Lions Club meets at 6 p.m., every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 First Avenue, Hometown. For more information call 304-5862745.

American Legion Post 187 American Legion Post 187 meets at 7 p.m. at the Winfield Presbyterian Church, Ferry Street, Winfield – every first and third Thursday of the month.

Scott-Teays Lions Club Meetings Scott-Teays Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Broadmore Assisted Living, 4000 Outlook Drive, Teays Valley. For more information call 304-757-8599 or email

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

Raffle Tickets to benefit Putnam County Aging Senior Nutrition Program Win a one week beach vacation in Top Sail North Carolina at the Saint Regis Resort. Ocean View, beautiful outside pool, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, and hot tub. The condo sleeps four-six and is completely furnished with exception of linens. The winner will be responsible for a $50.00 cleanup fee. Tickets are $3.00 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.

University of Charleston names Local Pharmacy Students to Dean's List The University of Charleston has named 68 students from the School of Pharmacy to the Dean's list. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Local students who have earned a spot on this list

The Putnam Standard are: Alesha Loudermilk from Poca Lisa Pollesch from Scott Depot Jennifer Leslie from Hurricane Located in Charleston, W.Va., the University of Charleston pharmacy school opened its doors in August 2006 in a new, state-of-the-art building. Its first class of doctors of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) graduated in May 2010. With over 290 current students, it is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and offers a challenging curriculum in a technology-infused environment. For more information, visit:

FREE Putnam County Pre-K Programs The Putnam County Collaborative Pre-K Program will begin registration for their FREE 4-year old pre-k program as follows: · February 1—Pre-K Registration Packets will be available for parents to pick up at all elementary schools, existing pre-k sites, Head Start centers, Putnam County Schools’ central office and on the pre-k website. Beginning on February 4, you may call 304-586-0500 x1133 or e-mail for an appointment time for registration. No early calls will be accepted. · March 8—The first pre-k registration and combination parent information fair will be held at the Putnam County Technical Center in Eleanor by appointment only. · March 15—The second pre-k registration and combination parent information fair will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in the Valley located next to Valley Wave Pool Park by appointment only. · After March 15--Anyone that doesn’t come to the mass registrations must contact Nancy Joplin (contact information above) to make an individualized appointment for registration. Packets turned in after initial registration dates run a larger chance of not getting into their first choice site. Children must turn 4 before September 1, 2013 to be eligible. Five year old new enterers will be considered based on outcome of a kindergarten readiness test. The following documents will need to be turned in with your registration packets: birth certification, 3- or 4-year old health check form, age appropriate immunization record, along with other registration materials that will be included in your packet. More information about FREE Putnam County Pre-K can be found at under parents/community or by contacting 304-586-0500 x1133 or x1107.

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Kids explore the science of construction in new Clay Center exhibit “Little Builders” opened Saturday, Jan. 26 CHARLESTON, WV – Kids can create, play and learn as they explore the concepts of construction, motion and simple machines in “Little Builders,” a new hands-on exhibit that opened Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Clay Center. Hand-operate a pulley and conveyor belt to learn about cause and effect, and discover mechanical physics at work by

turning the wheels of a crane to transport cargo. Build unique structures with blocks, pipes and gears to find out how size, weight and shape relate to gravity and stability in this interactive learning lab. The limited-time exhibit will be in the Mylan Explore-atory through May 5. “Little Builders” is sponsored by Lumos Networks, the Home Builders Association of

Greater Charleston and the West Virginia Home Show. While at the Center, get up close to some of the most amazing creatures to ever walk the planet or go along on an epic story of survival in giant screen films “Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia” and “Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure.” Then, discover the mysteries of our cosmic neighbors in the planetarium show

“The Planets.” Plus, admire the amazing skill and craftsmanship of quilters from across the state and around the country in two exhibits featuring their handcrafted works, and see pieces from some of the most talented printmakers of the past half-century in “Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty, Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography.”

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Gallery admission is free for members or $6 for children and $7.50 for adults. Films and planetarium shows are additional. For more information on this and other Clay Center exhibits, call 304-561-3570 or visit

West Virginia State Museum to Unveil Sesquicentennial Exhibit on Jan. 31, 2013 CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginia State Museum will commemorate the state’s 150th birthday with a special sesquicentennial exhibit that opens Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Culture Center in Charleston. The public is invited to view the exhibit during an opening reception at 6 p.m. that day. “West Virginia 150” focuses on 150 people, places and events that helped to shape the lives of West Virginians over the past 150 years. It also features West Virginia’s national and international

accomplishments and achievements as they have unfolded since the state’s birth on June 20, 1863. The exhibit’s artifacts tell stories about the state’s steel, coal, glass, timber and railroad industries as well as such notable West Virginians as Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, pepperoni roll inventor Guiseppe Argiro, award-winning composer George Crumb and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The Wheeling Jamboree, Mountain Stage, Mister Bee Potato Chips,

Shoney’s and the Marble King also are featured. “West Virginia has such a rich and interesting history that it was really difficult to narrow the exhibit down to 150 items,” said Museum Director Charles Morris. The final list contains suggestions from the public as well as from archivists, historians and other employees of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Visitors to the exhibit can add their own suggestions to a book placed at the end of the exhibit. A special online exhibit featuring

these recommendations will open later this year. The public also is encouraged to donate items to commemorate the state’s birthday. For more information, contact Morris at (304) 558-0220. The State Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Depart-

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

School Attendance Matters (NAPSA)-Nearly 7.5 million U.S. students are chronically absent every school year-missing enough school to put them at severe risk of dropping out or failing to graduate-but a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign aims to reverse this trend. The Problem Research shows that students who attend school regularly in the early years are more likely to learn to read well by the critical 3rd grade milestone, score higher on standardized tests and graduate and go on to college than students who are chronically absent. Education is crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty,

but chronic absenteeism is most prevalent among low-income students. Chronic absenteeism, which is defined as missing at least 10 percent of school days in a given year, or about 18 days, affects the educational outcomes of millions of students. An Answer To help, the U.S. Army, through its partnership with the Ad Council, has created a new series of English- and Spanishlanguage PSAs asking parents of middle school students to remember the influence they have on their children's attendance, reminding them that even one or two days missed each month

of school can jeopardize their child's chances of graduating. "The U.S. Army recognizes the immense importance of having an educated public and is deeply committed to programs that benefit America's youth," said Mark Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army. What You Can Do Parents, adult influencers, teachers, educational organizations, and advocates are invited to visit The website offers an assortment of information, resources and ways to get involved, in helping make sure students graduate-including accessing state-by-state

dropout statistics, real student stories, information about why students drop out of school and how to help. Parents can access an attendance calculator, courtesy of Get Schooled, where they can chart the cumulative effect of their children's absences on their education. Visitors can also give students a boost by submitting a text or video message of support on the Boost Nation microsite ( NFL Philadelphia Eagles player David Sims is the latest celebrity to upload a video there, showing students he cares if they stay in school and wants them to graduate.

"My mother strongly encouraged me to pursue my education, and with caring people in your life, you can reach your goals," said Sims. "That's why it's important we all do our part to inspire at-risk students to stay motivated to keep their eyes on the prize and graduate from high school. Give students a 'boost' to show you support them and let them know you believe in them." Learn More To find out more about the campaign and how you can help students graduate, visit

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Debbie’s Poetry Corner

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups biscuit baking mix 2/3 cup milk 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions In a medium bowl, stir together the biscuit mix and milk just until it pulls together. Set aside. Pour the cans of chicken broth into a saucepan along with the chicken; bring to a boil. Once the broth is at a steady boil, take a handful of biscuit dough and flatten it in your hand. Tear off 1 to 2 inch pieces and drop them into the boiling broth. Make sure they are fully immersed at least for a moment. Once all of the dough is in the pot, carefully stir so that the newest dough clumps get covered by the broth. Cover, and simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

By Debra J. Harmes-Kurth

Send your poetry to Debra Harmes-Kurth 1042 Pike Street • Milton,WV 25541 Someone asked me recently ‘what I used to write a poem’. Now it took me a minute to realize what exactly this person was asking me. My initial thought was imagination (which I have an abundance of by the way); my next thought was desire. I have often heard people remark that they do not believe they have the ‘talent’ to write a poem. My answer to them is always the same; do you want to write a poem? If you desire to write a poem, you can, will it be as polished as Yeats or Wordsworth, most likely not. Will you become famous? I almost guarantee that you won’t. Will you feel a sense of accomplishment because you sat down and transcribed your thoughts into the lines of a poem? Of course you will and you should. If you have ever thought ‘I wish I could put this picture, event or memory into words’ I say try it. I firmly believe that anyone can write if they desire to do so. However, that was not the question I was being asked. This person wanted to know what I used as tools when writing. So for the next few columns I will be writing about what I use when I write. So, until next time keep reading, keep writing and by all means send it in to the above address or you can email it to *****

January Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Brandon Chapman - January 26th Marsha Harper – January 29th Lyle Dale Fisher – January 31st Rob Jividen – January 31st Mary Ann Elswick Bob Elswick Heather Hutchinson – January 31st Richard Chambers Patrick King – January 31st 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

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Our Caring Uncle He plucked quarters from behind his ears Surprised his relatives with them They bought ice cream cones, candy Looked forward to visits From this kind uncle Who joked a lot And loved us Uncle Joe Floriana Hall, OH ***** Anthology words gathered in seasons… autumn’s crisp leaves nestled among vibrant summer flowers ice crystals of winter melt into spring… contrasts blend on pages portraying life Karen O’Leary, ND ***** Poet’s Tool Why was I such a fool? Had good intentions to do one thing. Cannot lose this beauty, timeless, priceless, and true. Hurt the part I value the most, but I will never act arrogant.

When someone portrays that negative quality, his/her gift is meaningless. Where is pointer? Not here and hurt. Lost and confused, such a shame. Not that minor of an injury, need this as a part of my tool. Key form of one's survival, struggling to find this gift again. It kept on bleeding and I couldn't make it stop, don't want to do this, but had to do it. I know something crucial must be done, toying around with my physical capacity. Put the needle in my finger, slowly the deformity will cease. My skin felt like there was needle pulling thread, this was agitating me. It was trapped inside the crazy cat food can, bizarre mishap caused pure destruction. The five stitches didn't hold me back, persistent as I have ever been. Devastation to anyone with this passion. Laura Steeb, NJ

PSC Orders Electric Utilities to Implement Vegetation Trimming Program to Protect against Future Outages The Public Service Commission today ordered all electric utility companies operating in West Virginia to file a petition to propose a comprehensive vegetation trimming program to maintain all rights-of-way over a proposed period of time. Petitions for the programs are to be submitted to the Commission within six months. The proposals must cover all distribution and transmission lines on an “end-to-end, time-based

cycle,” based on the utility’s specific operational and reliability targets. The proposals also must indicate how the program will be coordinated with other entities that have facilities in the rights-ofway or attached to the utility poles, and that may also have an obligation to maintain the same rightsof way. In its Order, the Commission also required the companies to submit a proposed method for rate recovery of the increased costs that will be associated with the programs. The Commission Order stated that

these future filings would be subject to public notice, comment and Commission Review. Today’s Order closes a General Investigation launched by the Commission for the purpose of looking into utility responses and practices following the June 29, 2012 derecho summer storm that left thousands ofWestVirginia utility customers without power for an extended period of time. More information may be obtained from the PSC website: and referencing Case No. 12-0993-E-T-W-GI.

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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 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. Oppor-

tunities to attend Putnam County 4-H Camp are also available. If you are interested in participating in this program, please call the Putnam County 4-H Office at 586-0217. The registration deadline is Friday, February 15, 2013. Programs and activities offered by West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Director, Cooperative Extension Service, West Virginia University.

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens A Mother’s Love A little girl was born. This little girl was born out of wedlock and it was the time when this was an unspeakable affair. The little girl’s Mother and Dad loved each other very much, but the Dad refused to allow the little girl’s Mother to marry the Dad. Well, the little girl’s Grandpa told the little baby’s Mother that she would have to give the baby to the Dad and the Dad's Mother to raise. This was a terrible thing for the Mother, but she had no choice. Her Dad made her give up her baby to the Dad and Grandma to raise. One sad, sad day, the Mother took the baby across the small bridge and across Route 34 and into the arms of the baby’s Grandma. The little girl and her Mother were very close as time went by, but the years they spent apart were so sad. I cannot imagine giving up a child, but at least the young Mother was able to visit her little girl. The Daddy was good to her and everyone treated her well. As she became older, she saw her Mother more often and they were very close. The little girl’s mother told her how she had to make that desperate trip across that bridge to take her baby and put it into the arms of the Daddy to raise. When I heard this true story, my heart melted as I know what a Mother’s love is for her children The only other love stronger is that of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. He loves us more than our mothers do. I cannot phathom that, but it is true. Jesus Christ loves us more than anyone else and He is the only one who could shed His blood that we could go to Heaven to live with Him.

American Electric Power Foundation makes major donation to WVSU Donation to support energy, science and math education INSTITUTE, WV – American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation has donated $300,000 to West Virginia State University (WVSU) to help establish a new program designed to increase interest among young people in energy, science and math. The donation will establish the WVSU AEP Foundation Full STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Agriculture and Mathematics) Ahead Program. The new program will have three key objectives: · Increase awareness of and desire to participate in the STEAM fields through outreach to K-12 youth in West Virginia; · Establish early college re-

search participation opportunities for undergraduate students through the creation new internships for freshmen and sophomores; · Establish a faculty research position to support increased focus on bioenergy and bioremediation, increasing undergraduate research opportunities, and providing academic programming through integrated research and educational activities. The AEP Foundation Full STEAM Ahead Program aligns closely with the company’s goals of improving lives by supporting access to higher education, protecting the environment, and

aiding in the provision of health and public safety services to the community, said Appalachian Power President and COO Charles Patton. “We are extremely appreciative of this generous gift from the AEP Foundation,” said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill. “West Virginia State University has a long history of serving as an economic engine in the Kanawha Valley. This substantial donation from the AEP Foundation will assist the University in continuing to respond to the educational and workforce development needs of the 21st century in West Virginia.” Officials from AEP presented

the $300,000 donation to WVSU officials on Thursday, January 24 at the conclusion of the University’s regularly scheduled Board of Governors meeting. West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and eco-

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nomic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.

Patton Place Apartments 3259 Winfield Road Winfield, WV 25213 304-586-2034 TTD/TTY (800) 982-8771/8772 Now taking applications for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for persons 62 years of age or older, handicapped/ disabled regardless of age. All electric, remodeled, dish washers, on site Manager and Maintenance, laundry, community room, mail delivery. We have monthly activities for our tenants. Water sewer and trash are paid for you. Rent starts at $0.00 and up depending on income and available rental assistance. HUD vouchers are welcomed. Come see this convenient, clean, quiet property located in Winfield WV. This institution is an equal opportunity employer and provider. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington D.C. 202509410, or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTD).

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WeeklyDevotional Master Gardeners to Conduct By Mary Jane “EATING OUT” Thought for the week: And it came to pass, that as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many, and they followed him. MARK 2:15(KJV) Have you and friends or family decided to eat out, then soon realize it becomes a decision where to eat? There are so many restaurants to choose from, all serve a variety of foods Mexican, Chinese, fast foods, home cooked or just chicken, that you ask your taste buds, what do I want to eat?. Or friends, where do you want to eat? Then it becomes an instant mini problem. Recently, while eating out, I sat and observed all the food on a salad bar, dessert bar, all the various meats, vegetables and breads and thought, should any child in America go to bed hungry, should any child in WV, go without food any day of the week? I asked the waitress as she cleared tables, approximately how much left over food scraps daily, did she dispose of, she answered at least seven to ten large garbage cans full. This is only one restaurant. Read in the book of Proverbs. The book of wisdom, about the ant (insect), her ways having no guide, she gathers her food in the harvest and is kept thru the winter. I know the convenience of eating out, especially if both husband and wife work and there are other evening activities to attend to, and with cost of food sometimes it is probably cheaper for a family of four to have a prepared dinner. Times change, we must change with them. But the ingredients in restaurant food and portions seem to create another problem. What if we were required by law to read a bible verse every time we ate a meal? Would there be less obesity? Of course this will never happen - most of us don’t remember to say Thank you God for our daily bread. Do you ever think of all the wasted food in our country? There are homes in Cabell County with drug induced parents who have children that go hungry for food and love. Sure we have countries such as my friend in Uganda that tell me of children dying from disease and malnutrition- what is the solution? Most of us are caught up on that never stopping Ferris wheel going around and round. (The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. ,for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago - since then the term has been used for all such structures.) And people too. FAST AND FASTER! With everything we do, too many automated choices, finger-remote-controlled world we live in. So excuse me, I must go now and pay to exercise, after I eat! Prayer: Our Father, who art still in Heaven, continue to give us our daily bread and may we be grateful for it, and may all be fed this day some way. Amen.

Fruit Tree Fundraiser

The Putnam County Master Gardeners are conducting a Fruit Tree Fundraiser during the month of January. The public is invited to place their order for trees from Adams County Nursery, Inc. in PA with a bulk order placed by the local Master Gardener program. Pending on the total number of trees that the group orders, typical savings per tree (when ordering 100 trees or more) are $18/tree for apple and pear vari-

eties and approximately $17/tree for peach, plum and cherry trees. Last year we ordered 150 trees and trees averaged $12-$15 per tree. Orders and payments must be received by February 4th. Price breaks, premium charges, disease resistant varieties, rootstocks and pollination considerations are located at the company’s website ( _trees.php).

A limited number of catalogues are available at the WVU Putnam County Extension Office. A $20 donation to the Putnam County Master Gardeners will be collected for each individual order. To place an order or for further questions call the Putnam County Extension Office at (304)-586-0217.

Cabell Huntington Hospital earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ Recognition HUNTINGTON – Cabell Huntington Hospital was recently named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Cabell Huntington Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidencebased clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions. Cabell Huntington Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Cabell Huntington was recognized for its achievements in heart attack

care, heart failure care, pneumonia care and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. “Cabell Huntington Hospital is very proud to have earned national recognition through The Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures,” said Brent A. Marsteller, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our top priority is safe, effective care. And that’s why we’ve made a hospital-wide commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.” “Excellence in patient outcomes may sometimes be achieved through the aligned ef-

forts of individuals and teams, but consistency is seldom achieved through effort alone,” said Hoyt J. Burdick, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Cabell Huntington Hospital. “Consistent excellence has to be hard-wired into a high-reliability system that reduces unnecessary variation.” 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.

SENIOR FROM PAGE 1 older.” Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, senior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. So, too, are family caregivers and the adult children of aging parents. Older adults also may self-nominate. To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who vol-

unteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 855-3900030.

Health and Well-Being Better Sleep (NAPSA)-If a good night's sleep seems a distant dream because dry mouth keeps disturbing your slumber, you may be able to wake up to some good news. The condition, also called xerostomia and increasingly common with age, can be treated. Symptoms include cracked lips, bad breath, tooth decay and problems swallowing or chew-

ing. Among the factors that can cause dry mouth are certain prescription drugs, mouth breathing while sleeping, CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for sleep apnea, autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome, and head or neck radiation therapy. Dry mouth caused by low saliva is uncomfortable and can not only disrupt sleep, it can reduce your quality of life all day long. Management of dry mouth can include products to lubricate the mouth and protect the teeth. But many cannot be used while sleeping and won't last

through the night. Fortunately, one new treatment advancement, XyliMelts(r) for Dry Mouth, uses oral adhering discs to time-release xylitol and oral lubricant into saliva while you sleep, the time when dry mouth is worst and saliva is lowest, to moisturize and coat the mouth, stimulate saliva and reduce tooth decay. Oral adhering disc technology enables XyliMelts to stick to gums or teeth for allnight relief. It's available at Rite Aid pharmacies starting March 2013 or by calling (877) 6726541. Further facts are at

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Rising Stars and Familiar Favorites unite in Spring 2013 Clay Center presents Season CHARLESTON, WV - Blues giants Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang and young country crooner Scotty McCreery will headline the spring 2013 Clay Center Presents performance season. See classic theatre, experience hilarious comedy and meet exotic animals in this unique lineup of unforgettable entertainment. The spring Clay Center Presents Season includes: Walnut Street Theatre: • Around the World in 80 Days, Sunday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. – Hold on to the edge of your seat as you join Phileas Fogg and his trusty valet as they race against time in this suspenseful journey. It’s a whirlwind adventure full of daring encounters and exotic lands intertwined with villainy, secret plots and a damsel in distress. • Kenny Rogers, Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. – He’s an entertainment icon, universally recognized for crossover hits in both country and pop music. Don’t miss your chance to hear timeless classics from this Grammy Award-winning legend including “The Gambler,” “Lady” and “We've Got Tonight.” • Ben Williams & Sound Effect, Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m. – An electric and acoustic bass player with enormous talent, he’s quickly taken the jazz world by storm. This versatile musician combines jazz, R&B, hip-hop and classical in a performance guaranteed to be phenomenal. • The Capitol Steps, Sunday, April 7, 7:30 pm. – Don’t miss the side-splitting political comedy, song parodies and hilarious skits performed by “the only group in America that attempts to be funnier than Congress.” Returning to the Clay Center stage, they bring their latest show “Take the Money and Run — for President.” • Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live presented by Nationwide Insurance, Friday, April 19, 8 p.m. – Get ready for an actionpacked adventure with America’s favorite zookeeper. Fall in love with Hanna’s exotic, endearing animal friends and learn something new from the fascinating stories and footage of his travels around the world. Special add-on events in-

clude: Scotty McCreery, Sat• urday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. – This history-making American Idol winner captured the hearts of millions with his deep baritone voice and pure country style. Hear hits like “The Trouble with Girls” and “I Love You This Big” and see why he was recently named Billboard magazine’s No.1 new country artist. • Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang, Sunday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. – Feel the electric blues pulse through your body in a special performance by these two musical giants. Chicago’s blues king, Buddy Guy, and young music sensation Jonny Lang heat up the stage with their distinct vocal styles and Grammy Award-winning guitar riffs. Only season ticket holders have the exclusive opportunity to buy tickets for special headliner events Scotty McCreery and Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang before single tickets go on sale to the general public. Subscribe to the five-show season for as little as $89.25. Plus, enjoy other exciting benefits, including advanced priority notice and the chance to buy the best seats before the general public for any new performances added during the season, as well as priority renewal for the fall 2013 season. The spring 2013 performance season is sponsored by Huntington Bank and Frost Brown Todd Attorneys. Ticket Information: Season ticket packages are on sale now. Current season ticket holders have until Sunday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. to renew and receive seating priority. Single tickets for all Clay Center Presents spring 2013 performances will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. In person: Box office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. By phone: Call 304-561-3570 during regular box office hours. Online: Visit to submit an online order form. Get added to the Clay Center mailing list and receive the new season brochure. Visit to sign up now.

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Christin’s Corner By Christin Daugherty Dear Christin, My boyfriend and I have been dating now for about 6 months. Recently he has been staying out later and later, drinking with his friends. I don’t know whether he is cheating on me with another girl or not. I caught him once before but he swears he would never do it again. I don’t want to accuse him of something if he is innocent, but at the same time I don’t want to look like a fool either. Should I stay, leave, confront him, or remain quiet? Any advice would be helpful at this point! Sincerely, Crazy Fool Dear CF, First of all, you’re not crazy – don’t even think that way. Sounds like you have a reason to be concerned, especially if this is not your first time around the block with this guy. It has been my experience that - once a cheater, always a cheater – even if he doesn’t do it again. Let me explain. Once someone has cheated on their partner (this goes for guys AND girls) the trust that was once there is gone.

Even if you find it in your heart to forgive them, there will always be a little voice in the back of your mind that is questioning their every move. People say that they have totally forgiven their partner for their past wrong-doings. That it was really hard at first but it gets better with time. But I call “BULL” on all that nonsense! Look, does forgiveness work for some people? Sure. Does it work for most people? No it does not. It’s kind of like breaking a piece of fine china. Sure you can gather all the pieces and glue them back together, ever so delicately, until it is whole again. But the cracks are still very visible, and that is all you will look at every time you use it. And all it will take is one bump on a hard surface for the dish to shatter once again because, after all, it is not as sturdy as it once was. Listen CF, ultimately it is up to you to decide what to do about your guy. Most women I know that have been in your position, and yes - even myself a time or two, have said that they just wanted to know for sure that he

was cheating because, like you, they didn’t want to accuse an innocent man. The truth of the matter is: he’s probably never going to tell you if he is. And the fact that you’ve caught him once before tells me that he will be smarter the second time around. Or not. Guys usually aren’t nearly as slick as they think they are when it comes to sneaking around. Either way, my advice to you would be to move on. Whether he is cheating right now or not is really irrelevant. The fact that you feel like you feel right now tells me that you are not truly happy with this relationship. Sure, you may be in love, or think you are, but I believe that a person worth loving would never cheat on you. And they would also never leave you home alone while they go out partying with their friends. You deserve better than that, girl! We all do. “Cheating on someone is deeper than people realize. It destroys their outlook on love, their future relationships, and peace within their self.” - Unknown 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. *

State Fair of WV and S.J. Neathawk celebrate 3rd Year for Youth Leadership Council Application Deadline Extended to February 1st LEWISBURG, WV - The State Fair of West Virginia in partnership with S.J. Neathawk Lumber is excited to celebrate the third year of their partnership with the Youth Leadership Council. According to State Fair Special Events & Concessions manager, Randi Nikolas, "We've truly enjoyed working with the participants from the past two years and are pleased that S.J. Neathawk Lumber has continued their support in this very important effort. Our goal is to further engage our state's youth in the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment and education while broadening their leadership and organizational skills. S.J. Neathawk is a family run company that has a strong history of supporting youth and this is their way of ensuring strong youth leaders for the future." Council members are expected to complete a minimum number of volunteer hours that tie into the preparation and execution of the annual fair, develop programs and events that promote the State Fair Endow-

ment as well as to challenge their leadership and organizational skills. Youth Council members will also have opportunities to be involved in promotional events that support the fair throughout the year. The 2012 Fair, saw Youth Council members supporting the State Fair Endowment by serving in the WV Building as they sold freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Plans are in place to grow the program and to further engage Youth Council members. The Youth Leadership Council is open to youth ages 16 through 21 and members are selected through an application and in-

terview process. There are six available seats that serve a oneyear term. Applications can be found at or by phoning the State Fair at 304645-1090. The application deadline has been extended to February 1st. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the State of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 nonprofit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairof

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New Salon offers Affordable Styles By Justin Waybright

ELEANOR—From elegant updos and neat high-and-tights to custom highlights and nails, the Hair Depot offers it all. This one-stop family hair salon provides kind service and prices for men, women, teens and children. Owner Jenea Sherman aims to put clientele first. She does this by offering unbeatable prices, styles and service. “I believe in low prices and quality cuts,” said Sherman. “It’s more economical for the whole family.” The former Navy and military veteran has more than 10 years of experience behind her. She has grown to love the people she serves. To her, it is more than just a haircut or makeover. “I just love making people feel good about themselves,” Sherman said. “I love people.” Licensed Barber Angie Robinson agreed. “I love everything about doing this,” she said. “It’s great meeting new people.” Robinson brings a unique brand of creativity, found only at the Hair Depot. She can do braids, cornrows and a plethora of custom hair designs. The prices for one-of-a-kind

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Cutting prices and hair: Angie Robinson and Jenea Sherman get ready for another walk-in appointment inside the Hair Depot. This family hair salon makes its mark by offering creative styling, makeup and nails at affordable prices. Photo by Justin Waybright services here are affordable. A basic haircut is $10, a partial highlight is $20 with coupon and a full highlight is $50 with coupon. Sherman and Robinson also do manicures, pedicures, nails, makeup, waxing and perms. The duo offers professional hair care products from Redken and Matrix. Sherman’s salon has enjoyed success since its recent opening.

She hopes the future will allow her to provide even more services to clientele. “I hope to expand,” she said. “Maybe spray-on tanning, airbrush-makeup and skin care— there’s endless possibilities.” To make an appointment, call (681) 945-1381 or (304) 421-1381, or stop by the Hair Depot, across from Dairy Queen at 331C, Eleanor for a walk-in.

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Drusilla Jade Vannatter is the 2012 Putnam County Future 4H’er! She is the bright blue eyed baby girl of Stefany Vannatter of Scott Depot. Drusilla’s proud grandparents are David and Dru Vannatter of Scott Depot. Born on October 10, 2012 Drusilla was introduced into the world at seven pounds and four ounces and at 20 inches long. Every year, the Putnam County 4-H program honors the first baby born during National 4-H Week by presenting a goodie basket to the new baby and their parents. Local 4H Clubs contribute gifts to the basket and each club also con-

tributes one quilt square which is then made into a baby quilt by 4-H Volunteers. 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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Ramblings on the Hunting and Fishing Show

David Payne Sr.

Column by David Payne Sr.

I did meet a couple of people at the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show in Charleston a couple of weeks ago that would

have made the trip worthwhile even if there were nothing else there. First was Chris Lawrence, who does Metro News Outdoors. Chris Lawrence was very influential on me as a youngster listening to his outdoors radio show, which is on radio stations around the state. I also met a well-renowned knifemaker, who also had some deer whistles. Deer whistles are whistles made from pieces of deer antler. As we were walking around, my 11-year-old son David noticed the whistles, wanted one and I told him to wait and see if he wanted to spend his money on something else. If he still wanted it at the end of the day – and still had money left – we'd come back and get it. As we were

leaving, little David had $5 left and still wanted the whistle. We went back to see the whistleman, who was much more than a whistleman. He had some incredible Damascus-steel knives. As David bought the whistle, I looked over the knives. The marbling in the steel – which the knifemaker does by heating the steel, folding it and hammering it thousands of times - was incredibly gorgeous. As I admired his work, I thought “Wow! This stuff looks as good as Herb Derr's stuff.” I was in Boy Scout Troop 210 in Clendenin with Herb's son Wyatt and Herb was a wonderful assistant scoutmaster. He was making knives as a hobby then and had a remarkable gift for it. I can actually remember when he made his first Damascus

knives and he'd bring them to Scout meetings to show off. Herb had the kindness and patience that all great Scout leaders need and we all loved him. Of course, we boys were completely fascinated by his knives. A few weeks before I left home for college, he said he was selling his business and making knives full-time. That was the last I'd heard of Herb Derr, but I can't see a good Damascus knife without thinking of him. Even though I'd been standing at his table for 10 minutes, I didn't recognize it was actually the Herb Derr until he spoke. Since I last saw him, he had lost a great deal of weight. I said, jokingly, “Sorry Herb, I didn't recognize you. You must have shaved.” I don't think he got the joke.

Judging from pictures, not only had he lost the weight, he had apparently grown a beard and shaved it since then. A lot can happen in 18 years. Since I knew him, Herb moved from Clendenin to St. Albans. He's apparently also made quite a name – a deserved one for himself in the knife world. I could not believe the number of members the National Rifle Association picked up at the event. The NRA dropped its annual membership dues for new members from $35 to $25, at least for the first year. The NRA was also buying tickets to the hunting and fishing show for those signed up.

harvest, minus the figures for Putnam and Cabell counties, which were released a few days later (and after press time). Cabell County actually doubled its harvest from 2010. That's not saying a whole lot, since the turkey harvest for the whole county was five birds in 2010. Putnam County hunters matched the 2010 totals exactly with 21 birds. I've heard that turkey hunting (I don't do a lot of it, plus I'm fairly new to the county) is good in Putnam and Cabell and biologists say the small numbers are mostly due

to a lack of hunters afield. Congressional Sportsmen's legislation update: There was a bunch of legislation introduced in Congress last year. There's not enough space in the roundup to go into detail about the various bills. Luckily, I do have enough space to read more about the action legislators took: they did absolutely nothing. You can read more here: 13.

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Outdoor roundup Trout Stocking: I was surprised to see that some trout actually got stocked this month thanks to some wonderful warm winter weather. The irony being that – as I write this – it was six degrees above zero in Wheeling this morning. It was actually 25 degrees warmer in Anchorage today. Spring trout stocking will hopefully begin next month. Here are the waters that received a stocking of trout in January: Blackwater River, East Fork Greenbrier River, Krodel Lake, Laurel Fork (Randolph), Lick

Creek Pond, Little River East Fork Greenbrier River, Little River, West Fork Greenbrier River, Middle Wheeling Creek, North Fork South Branch (C&R), Rollins Lake, Shavers Fork (upper section), South Branch (C&R), South Branch (Smoke Hole), Spruce Knob Lake, Summit Lake, Wayne Dam and Williams River. Nitro resident portraying “Mankiller” Ostenaco Blennerhassett State Park near Parkersburg will be having a historical series during Saturdays in February, with various historical

presentations. On Feb. 10, Doug Wood of Nitro will be portraying notable 18th Century Indian figure Ostenaco, who allied with England and Virginia against the French during the French and Indian War. Ostenaco answered to the name of “Mankiller.” That was his name. I don't make this stuff up. Apparently, Wood does this quite often and does a great job portraying him. County fall turkey harvest numbers released Last week, we had the totals for the West Virginia 2011 fall turkey

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CLIFFORD DIESHEL ALLEN Clifford Dieshel Allen, 88, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 17, 2013. He was retired from Union Carbide and was a lifelong resident of Hurricane. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie McCoy Allen. He is survived by his daughter, Paula Sprouse of Hurricane; son, Col. (Ret.) Jonnie Allen of Richmond, Ky.; five grandchildren, Derek, Phillip, Dustin, Lyndsey and Benjamin; two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Seth; and brother, Darrell Allen of Hurricane. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Park. Condolences may be made by visiting

DR. JAMES DONALD BERG, PH.D. Dr. James Donald Berg, Ph.D., 66, of St. Albans, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning, after a long illness. Dr. Berg served in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969; graduated from Morris Harvey College in 1972 while earning membership in Chi Beta Phi International Scientific Honor Society; achieved a master's of science in botany while teaching at the College of William and Mary (Virginia) in 1974; and earned a doctorate in environmental science while teaching at the University of Tennessee in 1983. He taught ecology, biology and physical science at the University of Charleston from 1982 to 2002, during which time he served for over a decade as the chair of the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics and advised hundreds of students and several student

groups, and remained a member of the Ecological Society of America in retirement. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Leo G. Berg; and his mother, Ruth Jacobs Berg. He will be sorely missed by his wife, Sarah Karnes Berg; his sisters, Mary Helman of Fairfax, Va., and Marcia May Rhoads of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his son, Christopher, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, of Laurel, Md.; his daughter, Katherine Harpold, and son-inlaw, Joshua Harpold, of St. Albans; and his two grandchildren. A celebration of his life was held Wednesday, January 23, at Lakeview United Methodist Church, St. Albans; a memorial service followed. The family requests that donations are made to Lakeview United Methodist Church, 2624 E. Parkview Drive, St. Albans. You may also share condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

RALPH ARTHUR CHAPMAN Ralph Arthur Chapman, 86, of St. Albans, formerly of Dunbar, died Jan. 20, 2013, at the Arbors in Gallipolis, Ohio. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

GOLDIE LEE BOWLES BARKER CLEEK Goldie Lee Bowles Barker Cleek, 89, of Scott Depot, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas E. and Mattie Houston Bowles; her first husband, Wilfred T. Barker; an infant daughter, Brenda; two sisters, Clarice Bowles Spurlock and Ruth Bowles Spicer; brother, Thomas E. Bowles Jr.; and on January 7, 2013, her oldest son, Rodney Barker, passed away in Morgantown. She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Cleek of Scott Depot; daughter, Linda (John) Hendrickson of Scott Depot; sons, Douglas (Deborah) Barker of Terra Alta and David (Tina) Barker of Clarksburg; daughterin-law, Linda Nethercutt Barker of Morgantown; stepsons, Charles (JoAnn) Cleek of Westville, Ind., and Allen Cleek of Frisco, Colo.; and niece and nephew, Judy Caruthers and T.R. "Tom" Bowles of South Charleston. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a pianist and organist for 64 years at Abney Street Church of God in St. Albans, where she also served as choir director, Sunday school teacher and youth leader. She was a member of the Women of the Church of God

(WCG) and served as president of the group. She was organist for the state of Church of God annual camp meetings at Cross Lanes, and then at Rippling Waters, for more than 40 years. She retired from Union Carbide Corp. and formerly was employed by the West Virginia Department of Rehabilitation and Department of Commerce. A direct descendent of William Morris, believed to be the first permanent settler of Kanawha Valley, she held membership in the William Morris Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a former member of Professional Secretaries International. She was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1942, and attended Charleston School of Commerce and West Virginia State University. The family extends great appreciation to her close friends, Sue Bobbitt, Phil and Jerri Kessell, the Rev. Arley and Ruby Cravens, Barbara Anderson, the Rev. Jack Lawrence and the entire staff of Regency Place in Scott Depot, who assisted our mother and grandmother in many ways during her illnesses. Goldie Lee also wished to express gratitude to the late Margaret Crowl Treanor, who had a strong spiritual influence on her life. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 19 at Abney Street Church of God, St. Albans with The Rev. Jack Lawrence officiating. Graveside services followed at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of the arrangements.

GAY COOK Gay Cook, 95, of Sissonville, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, January, 16, 2013, at home, after a long illness. She was retired from Columbia Gas, from which she had the franchise to the cafeteria. She lived with her daughter and is survived by her daughter, Cora L. "Cookie" Cook; her three grandchildren, David L. McIlraith of Seattle, Wash., Josette N. Steele of Belle and Jessica Lynn Bunner of Evans; and also seven beautiful grandchildren. As all of her friends and family know, she loved working in her vegetable and flower garden. It was her relaxation. She had many friends, but most have preceded her in death. She was a unique flower as anyone who met her would agree. She brought joy to all who knew her. We love you Mom!! Memorial services for Gay Cook were held Friday, January 25, 2013 at The Crossing Baptist Church, Shadyside Road, St. Albans.

Thursday,January 31,2013 – Page 11 MARGARET DELORES CURL Margaret Delores Curl, 100, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013, at Dunbar Center. She was a member of Dendron Baptist Church, Dendron, Va., and was a native of Richwood. She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Mallory of St. Albans; granddaughter, Roberta Murphy of Cross Lanes; grandsons, Eric Mallory of St. Albans and Craig Mallory of Dendron, Va.; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 24 at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Mark Patton officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park.

JOHN WILLIAM "BILLY" DAILEY SR. John William "Billy" Dailey Sr., 76, of Bancroft, went home to be with the Lord on January 15 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. He was born in Rumble on August 4, 1936, to the late Bill and Margaret "Peg" Dailey. He serviced in the Navy on the USS Implicit and retired from Monsanto after 34 years. He was a carpenter and loved hunting and fishing. He gave his life to the Lord and had a generous heart of gold. Above all else, Billy loved his family. He is survived by wife of 54 years, Carla; son, John and wife, Marie, of Bancroft; daughter, Margaret and husband, John Reffett, of Winfield; grandchildren, Leilani and Trey; great-grandchildren, Makayla, Kalia and Kyan, all of Bancroft; brother, Jack and wife, Shirley, of Bancroft; sister, Carolyn and husband, John Hedrick, of Napier; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members. A tribute to the life of John William "Billy" Dailey was held Friday, January 18, at GatensHarding Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor John Taylor officiating. Burial was held Saturday, January 19, at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. The family is requesting contributions to be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, in John William "Billy" Dailey's honor. Gatens-Harding Funeral

Home, Poca, assisted the Dailey family. Online condolences may be sent to

LAURENCE PETE FLORA Laurence Pete Flora, 78, of Ashton, W.Va., died Jan. 16 in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab Center. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, W.Va. Arrangements were in the care of Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

ANNA LISA SCARBERRY GIBSON Anna Lisa Scarberry Gibson, 52, of Hurricane, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, after a long illness. She had worked at Sunbridge Care and Rehab and was a graduate of Hurricane High School. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rickie Gibson. Surviving are her son, Cory Gibson; daughter, Justine Wimer (T.C); grandson, Zayden Wimer; mother, Helen Burgess Scarberry; sister, Nancy Easter; and brother, Eddie Scarberry, all of Hurricane. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23, at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Hesson officiating. Burial followed in Scarberry Family Cemetery. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

EVELYN MAE BUCK GUTHRIE Evelyn Mae Buck Guthrie, 77, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on January 17, 2013. Evelyn was born on May 30, 1935, in St. Albans. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold E. and Frances T. Buck; and her brother, Thomas Buck. Evelyn's prayers were answered by celebrating her 59th wedding anniversary with her sweetheart William L. "Bill" Guthrie, Sr. They were married on January 15, 1954. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her five children, Sharon and Ed Kennedy of Marmet, Karen and Roger Mead-

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Page 12 –Thursday,January 31,2013 ows of St. Albans, Larry Guthrie and Debi Weekley of Little River, S.C., Terry and Debbie Guthrie of Raleigh, N.C. and Steve and Margaret Guthrie of Cross Lanes; sister, Carolyn and Jim Chesson of Wilmington, N.C.; and brother, Charles and Jerri Buck of Nitro. Evelyn was also blessed with nine grandchildren, Jamie and Jeremy Schlatter of Fort Wayne, Ind., Danielle and Bill Howell of Eskdale, Roger and Jenny Meadows of Johns Island, S.C., Karla and Tim Hermansdorfer of St. Albans, Ryan Meadows of St. Albans, Alec Bailey, Andrew, Adam and Austin Guthrie all of Cross Lanes; eleven great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Cody, Joseph, Bill Jr., Cody, Bianca, Mattison, Lauren, Blake, Alayna and Leila. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Albans High School. She was a homemaker, former Avon consultant and supportive military wife of 38 years. Also, she was a faithful pastor's wife of 45 years. Evelyn was a dedicated member of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston. She was also a previous member of Walker Chapel Bible Church in Buffalo and a charter member of Bethany Baptist Church in St. Albans. Funeral services were held Monday, January 21, 2013 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Dr. Phil Suiter, Rev. Larry Woody, Rev. Ron Fisher and Rev. Gerald Ray officiating. Burial followed in Teays Hill Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Sabrina Sawyers, RN and Gabby Johnson, PT and HospiceCare for the wonderful care they provided for Evelyn. Donations may be made to Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 1919 Bigley Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302-4149, Walker Chapel Bible Church, c/o Wanda Harmon, Rt 1 Box 184, Buffalo, WV 25033 or Bethany Baptist Church, 2504 Grant Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at

JOHNNY WILLIAM HEDRICK Johnny William Hedrick of Poca entered this life on January 3, 1961, and passed away January 16, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. He was preceded in death by parents, David and Violet Hedrick. He is survived by his son, William Jackson Hedrick; daughter, Ashley Marie Hedrick; three grandchildren, Avery, Emily and Addison; longtime companion, Janet Lukins; and 10 siblings, David Hedrick, Elizabeth Rhodes, Wayne Hedrick, Norma Torres, Donald Hedrick, Gary Hedrick, Tim Hedrick, Debbie Donahue, Pam Cochran and Christina Greathouse. Memorial services will be held at a later date

JOHN R. HOINESS JR. John R. Hoiness Jr., 73, of Scott Depot, formerly of Wisconsin and California, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Born May 7, 1939, in Madison, Wis., John was a son of the late John R. Hoiness Sr. and Florence Wells. In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael Hoiness; and sister, Patricia Jund. John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Army and had bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM). A career business professional and entrepreneur, John held executive positions at companies such as IBM, Memorex, Racal Vadic and Infomedia, many in the Silicon Valley area of California, and was a small business owner for over a decade. He also taught mathematics at both UWM and Foothill College in California. John was a leader in the Saratoga Rotary Club in California, working closely with business people throughout the Santa Clara Valley to support local causes. After retiring, John and his wife moved to West Virginia to be close to their only grandchild and her extended family. Other passions were spending time with his granddaughter and watching football, particularly the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, University of California Golden Bears and his adopted West Virginia teams. John is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marylee; daughters, Suzanne Cope and Christina Johnson; sons-in-law, Todd Cope and Ken Johnson; granddaughter, Kira Cope; and brother, Larry Hildestad. John's family celebrated his life on January 19 at his daughter's home. Please send donations to the Appalachian Children's Chorus,, an amazing organization that inspires John's granddaughter and children across West Virginia with the joy of music, or to the American Cancer Society, Arrangements were under the direction of Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.

HELEN F. HUDKINS Helen F. Hudkins, 93, formerly of Scott Depot, W.Va., entered peacefully into rest Thursday, January 17, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Mr. John F. Hudkins. Mrs. Hudkins was born in Gad, W.Va., in 1919 and lived in Scott Depot, W.Va. most of her life. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hudkins was a homemaker who dedicated her life to her family and her church. Surviving family members include: daughters, Debra Finnell

Obituaries (Greg) of Evans and Becky Petrucci (Tony) of Lake Villa, Ill.; son, Terry Hudkins (Pat) of Lake Jackson, Texas; grandchildren, Roni Kaye, John, Aimee, Terrell, Chris, Kimmy, Mandy, Carina and Leo; great-grandchildren, Gunner, Gavin, Grady, Andrew, Tucker and Benjamin; sisters, Goldie Holbert and Mabel Flack. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23 at St. John United Methodist Church, Scott Depot, W.Va. with Dr. Martin H. Hallett officiating. Interment followed at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of local arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John United Methodist Church at 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560 or to Kentwood Nursing Home Activities Department at 1227 West Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at

MICHELLE RENEE HUFFMAN Ms. Michelle Renee Huffman, 25, of Nitro, passed away January 19, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She attended Poca schools, participating in cheerleading. She was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Melissa Kay Huffman. Michelle is survived by her father, Alan and wife, April Huffman, of Nitro; mother, Ruth Huffman of Nitro; daughter, McKinley Kay, and her father, Joshua Tinnel; brothers, Michael Ray and wife, Danyel Huffman, of Nitro and Zach Russell of Nitro; sister, Haley Huffman of Nitro; and paternal grandfather, Edgar Ray Huffman of Hamlin. A tribute to the life of Michelle was held Wednesday, January 23, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor B.J. Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Huffman family.

GAYNELL A. LEGG Gaynell A. Legg, 83, of Winfield, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, at her home. She was born March 7, 1929, in Fraziers Bottom, a daughter of the late Clarence and Ocie Poore Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Legg; daughter, Darlene Eads; two sisters and a brother. She was a retired custodian from the United States Post Office in Winfield and also worked for the

The Putnam Standard Putnam County Board of Education. She was a member of Winfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling and fishing, but most of all caring for her family. She is survived by her children, Gordon (Allita) Legg of Hurricane, Wayne (Juanita) Legg of Greensburg, Pa. and Denise (Steve) Elmore of Scott Depot; sister, Goldie Priddy of Marion, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 26 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday January 21, 2013 at Chapman Funeral Home,Winfield. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

ROBERT "BOBBY" DANIEL LOVETT Robert "Bobby" Daniel Lovett, 54, of Hurricane, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 19, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Lovett. Bobby is survived by his mother, Betty Lovett; two loving sisters, Marian Michels and Rebecca Akers; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Bobby touched the lives of all who knew him and was a true blessing to everyone. He will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 22, at Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Phil Bower officiating. Burial followed in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Please visit to share memories and condolences. The family asks that donations are made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

TOMMY JOE MEADOWS Tommy Joe Meadows, 65, of Poca, died Jan. 16, 2013. No services are planned at this time. Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

MAXWELL EUGENE MILBEE Mr. Maxwell Eugene Milbee, Jr., 51, of Poca, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Eugene was an office manager for several Foodland stores in the area. He loved traveling and working in his flowers. He also loved his family and friends. Eugene is preceded in death by his parents, Maxwell and Joan Ann Persinger Milbee; grandparents, Elizabeth Milbee and Sherman Edward and Rebecca Persinger. He is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many many friends. He is also survived by his close friend and boss, Rick Joseph. A tribute to the life of Maxwell Eugene Milbee was held Monday

January 21, 2013 at Gatens Harding Chapel with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial followed at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Milbee family. Online condolences may be sent to

LOLA KATHLEEN SERGENT, "Katie" "Sis" Lola Kathleen Sergent, "Katie" "Sis�, 87, of Hurricane, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 21, 2013, following a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Clara Manning Finley, brothers Ralph Finley, Forrest "Buddy" Finley and Kermit Finley, and sister Violet Harshbarger. She was a homemaker. She was a Realtor and office/personnel manager at the Diamond Department Store. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane. She is survived by her husband Donald Sergent, son David Sergent, Donna Kay Kelsey and Becky Eillis; brother Carl Finley, sisters Opal Kirtley and Marietta Grass. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane; entombment followed at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Please visit to share memories and condolences. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Down's Syndrome Association.

ANNA DAVIS SIMS Anna Davis Sims, 88, of Brookstone Retirement Center, formerly of St. Albans, W.Va., passed away Friday morning, January 18, 2013, at Hinkle Hospice House. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 22, in the Cunningham Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in St. Albans, W.Va., conducted by Rev. James Dillo. Burial followed in the Memorial Park. Anna was born in Boone County, W.Va., July 13, 1924, to Guy Davis and Cordelia Stumbo Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of Nitro Church of God, in Nitro, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Kenneth E. Sims in 1990. Surviving are her daughter, Debra Robertson and husband, David of Lexington; son, Kenneth E. Sims, II of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren, Amy Henneman and husband, Bradley and Wesley Robertson and wife, Annie; sisters, Marie Wiencek of Brook Park, Ohio, Jane Kernel of Jacksonville, Fla. and Shelby Lewis of Alabama; brother, Asher Reynolds and wife, Francine of Lagrange, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at



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Community News

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Canaan Valley – new and updated options for winter fun and play DAVIS, WV - Critters Crawl, Valley Vista, and Face are names for the fun and challenging trails for folks who are tubing, snowboarding and downhill skiing at Canaan Valley State Park. The Canaan Valley Tube Park officially opened January 11. Winter ski season began December 29. Canaan Valley Resort’s ski area has 42 trails and reports are posted daily online about the number of trails open and if trails have natural snow or are enhanced with snowmakers. Lift hours are 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and holidays. Night skiing is every Friday and Saturday and January 20 and February 17 holidays. The new Canaan Valley Tube Park is 1,200 feet of gliding fun on 10 lanes. Tube Park sessions

are 9-11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; and 2 – 4 p.m. midweek, with additional hours of 4:306:30 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and holidays. The rates are $18 mid-week and $25 on weekends. “The resort staff is very proud of the new beginner’s ski area and learning school,” said Lisa Ratliff of Canaan Valley Resort State Park. “The redefined area allows for better instructional slope and access. Like the tube park, there is a Magic Carpet that conveys skiers for quicker access to skiing facilities and less time spent trudging to or from an area. Ski school classes are at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. We recommend the 10 a.m. time slot so students can maximize their time on the slopes. Come to Canaan, put on your ski pants and winter wear and have a great time.”

Winter recreation at Canaan is not limited to downhill skiing and tubing. The resort also features ice skating on the rink located near Canaan Valley Lodge, snowboarding and airboarding. Airboarding lessons are offered at the ski school. Cross-country

skiing and snowshoeing are popular and equipment rentals are available at the Nature/XC ski center. There is no charge to use cross country trails and the sport is weather dependent. New in 2013 is horse-drawn sleigh rides offered Fridays and

Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. “It’s a treat to bundle up and have real horse power pulling a sleigh,” said Ratliff. Sleigh ride passengers meet the driver at the Tube Park warming station. Canaan Resort is a four-season, year-round destination. Ski season yields to golf play, camping, hiking and a wobble clay range that will open after ski season in 2013. The lodge and cabins are popular any time of the year for vacations, getaways and group functions. An indoor pool, sauna and fitness center are located at the lodge. Information about winter sport and recreation at year-round Canaan Valley Resort, lodging, ski lessons, group services and dining options are on website or phone 304-866-4121.

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