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Camp Adventure Family VBS When: July 22-26, 2013, 7:00 p.m. nightly Where: Tabernacle of Praise Church of God, 2368 Thompson Road, Culloden, WV. Enjoy crazy campers, campfire sing-a-longs, fun games, and the Camp Olympiad for the "Camp Cup" Your entire family is sure to have a blast at "Camp WannaHocka-Loogie"! To register on-line and for more information go to or call 304-562-9168.

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Putnam County Grand Jury hands down Indictments Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney, Mark A. Sorsaia, reports that thirty-five indictments were returned on July 10th by the July 2013 Term Putnam County Grand Jury alleging forty-eight persons committed one hundred seventy-six felonies and twenty-seven misdemeanors. The following is the year of birth, last known address, and offenses for which they were indicted. JasonW. Allen, 1971, Route 1, Box 138, Red House,WV – grand larceny Justin L. Brafford, 1981, 16 Brendenwood Acres, Hurricane, WV – robbery in the first degree Dwayne J. Brant, 1987, 599 Sugar Camp Road,Winfield,WV – uttering a forged writing (6) and financial exploitation of an elderly person Jeffrey S. Childress, 1987, 209 Nicole Drive, Hurricane, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine Orville E. Cobb III, 1973, 77 Marina Park, Hurricane, WV – attempt

to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory Michael A. Cozad, 1962, 503 Oakbridge Road, Hurricane, WV – fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer while under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol, third offense, violation of an order of protective and obstructing an officer Bruce W. Cooper, 1966, 704 Plantation Drive, Hurricane, WV – embezzlement David A. Cunningham, 1968, Route 1 Box 14, Liberty,WV – sexual assault in the second degree and sexual abuse in the first degree David R. Davis, Jr., 1980, HC 65 Box 161, Tornado, WV – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (3) and conspiracy to

possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance Michael V. Deleon, 1985, RR 4, Box 356, Hurricane,WV – forgery (2) uttering a forged writing (2) and petit larceny Robert G. Edmonds, 1975, 4324 Ohio River Road, Huntington, WVgrand larceny (4) David D. Fields, 1988, 276 Campbells Creek, Charleston, WV – conspiracy to commit breaking and entering an automobile, fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device and conspiracy to commit fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device Alex N. Foster, 1993, Route 3, Box 445, Milton, WV – forgery (3), uttering a forged writing (3), conspiracy to commit uttering a forged writing (2) and attempt to utter a forged writing Jared C. Hall, 1989, 56 Cobb Street, St. Albans, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine

Justin A. Hammond, 1989, 1497 U.S. Route 35, Pliny, WV – breaking and entering, petit larceny and uttering a forged writing (4) Lisa L. Hatfield, 1978, 294 Ada Dell Avenue, Hurricane, WV – forgery (17), uttering a forged writing (17) and financial exploitation of an elderly person Brittany K. Herdman, 1991, 7330 Charleston Road, Leon, WV – conspiracy to commit forgery, forgery, conspiracy to obtain money by false pretense, conspiracy to commit uttering a forged writing and uttering a forged writing Dusty R. Hill, 1989, 117 Sugar Pine Trail, Mount Airy, NC – conspiracy to commit forgery, obtaining money by false pretense, conspiracy to obtain money by false pretense and conspiracy to commit uttering a forged writing Brian C. Hillabold, 1983, 200 Bent Tree Estates, Scott Depot, WV – forgery (7) and uttering a forged writing (7) Ryan C. Hilty, 1992, 121 Margaret Drive, Nitro,WV – driving under the SEE INDICTMENTS ON PAGE 3

Permit Applications Available for Special Deer Hunt from National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV GREEN BANK, WV - The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, WV has announced that applications are now available and are being accepted for the special resident-only controlled deer hunt at the NRAO site.This controlledhuntisorganizedandplanned in cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR). Submitting an application enters the hunter in a drawing for a maximumoftwo(2)daysontheNRAOsite. Applications for the drawing must be receivedbyNRAOonorbeforeAugust 2, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by mail and issued a special NRAO letter of authorization to deer hunt. Only hunters who have made

application and have received a letter for a particular day or days can hunt. “Walk-ons” will not be permitted to hunt. The controlled hunts, held for two days, October 18 and 19, 2013, under the auspices of theWVDNR, will take placeonfourdelineatedareasranging in size from 132 acres to 1,000 acres. Each area is designated: BOW ONLY; or MUZZLELOADER & SHOTGUN WITH SLUGS; or MUZZLELOADER ONLY.Ontheapplicationform,applicants must choose a bow or the type of firearm they wish to use. Themaximumbaglimitduringthe NRAOhuntistwoantlerlessdeer(one per day), except that an on-site lottery willbeheldeachdayofthehuntwhich will allow five hunters to hunt an ei-

ther-sex deer. These are BONUS deer and do not count toward the hunters annual licensed deer bag limit. However, participating hunters must possessanappropriatebaseWestVirginia huntinglicense(A,AH,AHJ,X,XJ,Lifetime) or be exempt from having to purchase a license. All deer harvested must be checked at the official game checkingstationlocatedontheNRAO site. Duetothenatureoftheworkatthe Observatory, gasoline-powered vehicles are strictly controlled on the site. Hunters may park only in designated parking areas, and all vehicles will be issueda“pass”fordisplayonthewindshield. Transportation from hunter check-in to some hunt areas is provided by the NRAO. For purposes of

safety and biological study of harvested deer, all hunters must pass through the check-in station each morning before the day’s hunt. At the endoftheday’shunt,allhuntersmust exit through the check-out station. Applications may be picked up at any WVDNR district office or may be requestedbysendingaself-addressed, stamped envelope to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at P.O. Box 2, Green Bank,WV, 24944, Attention: Hunt Coordinator. Applications arealsoavailablethroughemailbyrequesting to An applicationanddetailedinstructionsand regulations will be provided to each applicant. For information, call 304456-2011 or 304-924-6211.


Page 2 – Friday,July 19,2013 The Buffalo 4th of July Contest Results Thanks to everyone who made the annual Buffalo July 4th Celebration a success. We appreciate each participant, whether you volunteered time and labor, made a monetary donation, set up a booth, decorated a street sign or your property, entered the parade or just came out and watched. All of these efforts combined are what makes the event something to look forward to each year. Contest results were as follows: Horses - 1st place #10 Brenda Stone, 2nd place #18 Shelly Whittington, 3rd place #2 Paige Brogan. Wagons - 1st place #31 Bill Mathews, 2nd place Harold Cobb, 3rd place #32 Sam/Jana Hull. Ponies - 1st place #52 Baily Deweese, 2nd place #51 Mason Carter, 3rd place #50 Tiara Thornton. Bikes - 1st place Kaitlyn Hayes, 2nd place Taylor Reedy, 3rd place Hannah Reedy. Floats - 1st place and $100.00 went to #6 Buffalo United Methodist, 2nd place and $50.00 went to #4 Church of God, and 3rd place and $25.00 went to #12 Buffalo Youth League. The Lawn Winners were Jackie and Cheryl Scott, Shane and Shanda Boggess, and Genieve Craig Looking forward to 2014. We desire your ideas and contributions to this event - can always use more support. Buffalo Citizen's Action Committee.

Coming Soon to Hometown Senior Center Tai Chi classes will begin in about six weeks or so at the Hometown Senior Center, if there is interest in the class. It is highly recommended by the arthritis association to help with your arthritis pain. This is a very low impact exercise class. If you are at all interested please call so we can get an idea of the amount of interested seniors. Call 304-586-2745.

Community Calendar Buffalo Alumni Banquet Dinner/Dance When: July 26, 2013 - Friday Time: 6:30 pm - Midnight Where: Scarlet Oaks Country Club, Poca, WV Cost: $35.00 each - Must have paid reservations. Please send to: Lana Adkins PO Box 878 Eleanor, WV 25070 Questions: 304-586-2666 (leave message/will return call).

St. Francis School Open Enrollment for 2013-2014 School Year St. Francis School, 525 Holley Street, St. Albans is currently accepting registrations the 20132014 school year for grades preschool through five. Threeyear old and four-year old preschool programs are offered with a focus on socialization, language development, and fine and gross motor skills. Students in grades K-5 receive instruction in the core subjects as well as technology, physical education, character education, Spanish, art, and music, as well as extracurricular activities. St. Francis offers before and after school care programs for children in all grades, and is a DHHR licensed daycare provider. Tuition is affordable and payments may be made monthly. Please visit our Open House on Sunday, August 11 from 12-2pm. For information please call (304) 727-5690 or check our website

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

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

Resource Center at 304-3882545.

1st Annual 5K Run Walk – The Veggie Disaster The Putnam Farmer’s Market is proud to announce that on August 10th 2013 at 8 A.M. they will be hosting their first annual 5k. This event has been named The Veggie Disaster as the participants will have various challenges to overcome on their way to the finish. This event will help expand the market so that more people can be reached in the surrounding area. When: August 10, 2013 from 810 a.m. Where: Hurricane City Park, Hurricane, WV After June 30th registration will be $45.00 Angry Bird Rate: August 9 registration will be $50.00 Looney Bird Rate: Day of Race $55.00. Questions, please contact Mike Null 304-437-6802 or Chrissy Foster 304743-0684 or visit

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

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.

WV Pumpkin Festival Teen & Queen’s Pageant The 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Teen & Queen’s Pageants will be held on Sunday, August 25th 2:00 p.m. at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton, WV. Teens (ages 13-15) and Queens (ages 16-21) must be residents of West Virginia. The Queen will reign over the 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Oct. 3rd – 6th and also represent the WV Pumpkin Festival at the 2014 WV Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant in January 2014. For more information or an application go to or email or You can also call 304-743-1766 or 304638-5722.

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

Quilters Needed Needed: Quilters at Hometown Senior Center. Questions, call 304-586-2745.

Free Scrapbooking Classes Free Scrapbooking classes “On a Budget” are held at Hometown Senior Center every Monday & Thursday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 304-586-2745.

Transportation available to Seniors Transportation is available to join others for lunch Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Home-

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The Putnam Standard town Senior Center, located at 100 1st Ave., in Hometown. On the way home, stops can also be made at grocery store, post office, or pharmacy. Call 304-5862745 for more information.

Hometown Senior Center offers Many Activities! The Hometown Senior Center offers many activities and folks would love for YOU to stop in and say ‘hello’ at the Center. Call 304-586-2745.

Needed: Seniors who enjoy Singing The Hometown Senior Center has a senior choir that practices every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Why not come out and join in the fun at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 1st Avenue in Hometown. For more info call 304-586-2745.

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

Putnam County Senior Citizens Do you have children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren that live out of state? Do they have the internet, facebook, email or even Skype? If so, you can come to our center and we will teach you how to talk, email, facebook or even Skype with them. You do not have to know how to turn on a computer!!! If you are interested please call the Hometown Senior Center We need to see how many seniors would use this if it was available For more information call 304586-2745.

Volunteers Needed Needed: Volunteers for various help at Hometown Senior Center – call 304-586-2745.

Nitro Senior Citizens Dance Nitro Senior Citizens monthly dance will feature Robert Trippett and the Starlight Band on July 20, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a concession and the dancing and music starts at 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The admission is still by a donation and we would like to suggest a minimum of $3.00 per person. The proceeds from this activity goes to help fund extra projects for the seniors. The center is located on 21st Street and 2nd Avenue in Nitro.

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INDICTMENTS FROM PAGE 1 influence of alcohol causing death, driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, negligent homicide, failure to drive on right side of roadway, and driving to the left of the roadway outside the marked area Gigi L. Hinchcliffe, 1969, 2859 Upper Charley’s Creek Road, Culloden,WV – attempt to commit murder of the first degree Andrew D. Hodge, 1983, 1344 Frame Street, Charleston, WV – attempt to commit murder of the first degree and wanton endangerment Darrius W. Jacobs, 1993, 5715 HRE Ford Street, Detroit, MI – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Kathryn E. Kelley, 1981, 107 Lone Oak Road, Red House, WV – child neglect creating a risk of serious bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol with a minor within the vehicle (2), driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance Jacob B. Kerr, 1984, 103 Meadow View Drive, Cross Lanes, WV – nighttime burglary and destruction of property Jeremy B. Lane, 1993, 421 Highland Drive, Hurricane,WV – uttering a forged writing and conspiracy to uttering a forged writing (2) Jordan L. Laprad, 1991, 78 Township Road, 1106, Proctorville, OH – uttering a forged writing (2) Antonio Marcillis, 1992, 8511 Indiana Street, Detroit, MI – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance Melissa J. Markham, 1982, 214 Berry Hills #5, Winfield, WV – forgery, uttering a forged writing and obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation Jeffrey M. Mattocks, 1966, 303 JoshuaWay,Winfield,WV – failure to provide notice of registration charges (3) Tammy E. McCoy, aka Tammy E. Kelley, aka Tammy E. Ferguson, 1974, 1502 Grapevine Road, Sissonville, WV – concealment of a minor child (2) Erin L. Miller, 1991, PO Box 193 Winfield,WV – attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory Travis R. Noble, 1989, 126 Countryside Estates, Scott Depot, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine

Craig O. Owens, 1970, Route 2, Box 88, Milton, WV – possession of substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (4) and possession of a controlled substance Jacob M. Pauley, 1980, Route 4, Box 272, Hurricane, WV – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (2) and shoplifting Timothy R. Reedy, 1969, Route 1, Box 112, Red House,WV – sexual assault in the second degree and sexual abuse in the first degree Anthony D. Riffel, 1988, 325 Stuart Road, Hurricane,WV – uttering a forged writing (2) Jeffrey D. Riley, Jr., 1986, 157 Honeycutt Road, Pliny, WV – attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory Charles A. Royer, 1962, 2 Nilan Drive, Hurricane, WV – possession of substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory and attempt to manufacture a controlled substance Jessica N. Searls, 1986, 391A Adkins Branch Road, St. Albans, WV – grand larceny Chad R. Show, 1988, 11 Wild Goose Trail, Scott Depot,WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine Kinda K. Simpson, 1981, 132 Vaturia Drive, Hurricane,WV – forgery (6), identity theft (2) and fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device (3) Cecil E. Steadman, 1974, 77 Marina Park, Hurricane, WV – attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory, fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer in reckless indifference to the safety of others, obstructing an officer (2), driving on a revoked license-DUI related, improper use of a registration plate, driving a motor vehicle without the required security, reckless driving, fleeing from a law enforcement officer and driving a motor vehicle without the proper equipment Kelsea M. Stone, 1989, 5415 Tanglewood Road, Cross Lanes, WV – grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny Christian G. Thornton, 1985, HC 63, Box 335, Red House, WV – fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer, possession of a stolen

vehicle, driving without a valid driver’s license and improper use of a registration plate James P.Warden, 1992, 3358Whitten Ridge Road, Milton, WV – daytime burglary and grand larceny Matthew J. Wick, 1973, 119 Kilgore Road, Scott Depot, WV – conspiracy to commit operating a clandestine drug laboratory and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine Joshua R.Withrow, 1989, 5208 Lee Lane, Cross Lanes, WV – grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny Further, pursuant to Rule 3.6(b)(6) of the West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorneys, the fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime, is merely an accusation, and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Hip Hop Camp INSTITUTE -WestVirginia State University’s popular 4-H Hip Hop Camp will be held July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center in Charleston. Participants will learn about a variety of Hip Hop subjects including music production, recording, dance/step, songwriting, turntables, visual art, digital photography and filmmaking. “Our main goal has always been to get the kids collaborating with hip hop professionals,” said 4-H Camp Coordinator Chris Kessell. “We have professional dance instructors, sound engineers, recording artists, DJs and filmmakers here to teach everything they know.” The camp is open to all students entering grades 6-12. Between classes, camp participants get to experience classic

summer activities like swimming, sports and hiking. The cost for the camp is $20 and includes lunch. Participants who qualify for free or reduced lunch may pay $10 or apply for a scholarship. The location and format of the camp is new this year, having been a residential camp in the past. “By switching to the day camp format, we have been able to drastically reduce tuition costs,” Kessell said. The Roosevelt Neighborhood Center is located on 502 Ruffner Ave. in Charleston. The 4-H Hip Hop Summer Camp is part of WVSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development, Arts and Leadership Academy. For more information, visit, or contact Chris Kessell at (304) (304) 3953275 or

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

preparation. Internships at area businesses/hospitals are required. Tuition costs are reasonable; class size allows for individualized instruction as needed. Graduated seniors (class of 2013 from Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln, and Mason counties) may attend this program on a “tuition free waiver.” Financial aid is

also available for those who qualify. Orientation is August 12, 2013 at 9 am. Call 304-528-5106 (8-3) to speak to a Career Center representative, or call 304-743-0323 for more detailed information about class specifics. In less than one year, you can be on your way to a new and challenging career.

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Quick Fruit Cobbler

By Mary Jane

Ingredients 1 can (21 ounces) cherry, peach, blueberry or other fruit pie filling 1 cup Original Bisquick® mix 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions: Spread pie filling in ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Place in cold oven. Heat oven to 400ºF; let heat 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven. While pie filling is heating, stir remaining ingredients until soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto warm pie filling. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is light brown.

Farmers Market to Host 5k By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - A unique 5k is racing to the city park Saturday Aug. 10. At 8 a.m., runners will com-


pete in the inaugural Putnam Farmer’s Market Veggie Disaster 5k Race. The goal of the event is to expand the market to reach more people in the area. It is $45 before Aug. 9 to enter the competition. On Aug. 9 the price is $50 and race day entry fee is $55.

July Anniversaries!

Carolyn and Barry Smith – July 18th – 50 years Michelle and Rob Jividen - July 21st

July Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Ashley Unger Chris Smith – July 20th Jim McDonie Shawn Billups Thurman Craig Johnson Lyndon D. Jones Charles Jordan Dreama A. Bays Linda G. Key George J. Lawson Margaret Lucas Courtney Danielle Scott (July 27th) Josh Landon Lovejoy (July 29th) Terry Hoffman Erin Townsend If you - or someone you know Claudine Hussell Robert Allison will be celebratrating a Chad Hussell birthday in the coming months... Joey Townsend Call 304-743-6731 and give us Janet Venoy their name - OR just email the Mary Grace Messinger information to Linda M. Haughey Mark A. Hayes

“DAY TRIPPIN” Thought for the week: Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God, to come unto you. Romans 1:10 (KJV) Sunday, is a good day, to go day trippin’. There are many one or two hour trips close by to visit for the day. Usually, there are good family restaurants in every little town - then walk to visit some of the towns sights. I would like to recommend one that’s very informative, interesting and relaxing. Visit Point Pleasant WV and take a look at the historical floodwall paintings by Robert Dafford, depicting the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10TH 1774, showing the many painted scenes of our Shawnee Indian heritage. These colorful huge murals are so detailed, showing how they lived everyday life, over two hundred years ago. You can walk and view the

bright colorful life size figures in battle and busy doing their daily chores, showing you insight, on the type of life they shared on the same hallowed ground you are now standing on. For the complete battle story, the nearby river museum gives all the details of our Indian ancestors. Day trips were much longer than today’s - they traveled by canoe on their journeys, up and down the big Ohio river. They prospered from settlement to settlement, bartering their goods, meeting their neighbors and communicating on this great river highway, with Gods will for them. The park is clean, well maintained with trees, benches, and bleachers by the river, to sit, view and enjoy. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. Luke 5:16 We read Jesus himself went to various cities to sit and pray

The Putnam Standard alone. This trip is both therapeutic and informative for the mind and soul, to sit, to ponder and relax especially by the flowing waters. Go by yourself or take a friend, then visit one of the nearby restaurants to nourish the body. We are blessed in this state of WV with so many educational and historical places to visit and enjoy in a day. And he said unto them, take nothing for your journey, neither staves, (staff ) nor script (bag), neither have two coats apiece. Luke 9:3 This verse reminds me when we went on vacation and I forgot to take something, my mate would say “I am sure they have stores in that city’’ - which is always true. We pack to go on trips, taking way too much baggage. You usually buy something anyway, why pack it to go. So why is a car’s WINDSHIELD so large and the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So look ahead and move on! Prayer: Our Father, help us to enjoy our journeys, vacations, keep us protected as we travel your world. Amen.

The Greenhouse of Teays Valley & Murder and Merriment WHERE: 3554 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV WHAT: Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre & Art Auction: “MURDER AT THE MUSUEM!” WHEN: July 19 & 20, nightly at 7pm HOW: Ticket Reservations are $40 per Guest, Call 304.397.6316 The Greenhouse of Teays Valley in Hurricane, WV will be hosting an Art Auction … AND … an Interactive Murder Mystery … AND… Dinner

on July 19 & 20, nightly at 7pm. The mystery, “Murder at the Museum!” will be performed by Murder and Merriment’s interactive murder mystery troupe. Tickets are by reservation only and can be made by calling 304.397.6316. The Greenhouse of Teays Valley Bistro and Gift Shop has been known to feature artwork created by local artists. During this event, guests will have the opportunity to bid through an auction for these works of art at terrific prices – all in the midst of a Murder Party! “Murder at the Museum!” centers around a high profile art auction featuring the rare and infamous Picasso painting – “Tete de cheval.” International art enthusiasts, including high net worth collectors as well as a country & western singing star, a Grand Prix race car driver, and a

CBS news reporter, will all be on hand. Everyone’s dying to get their hands on this Picasso painting! Christy’s Auction House estimates that the work of art will be sold for several million dollars. Joining Murder and Merriment are cast members: Alex Bannerman as Grayson Shaw, Kelly Strom as Winnie Shaw, Ashley Bond as Madeline Cole, Ron Anderson as auctioneer Niles Morgan, Jessica Isaacs as Britney Braxton, Cody Vinson as Blake Kirby, Megan Murphy Mace as Clementine Palermo, George R. Snider III as Victor Royce, and Jane Modlin as Detective Jennifer Fletcher. Chef Joe Reckard of the Greenhouse will be providing a buffet dinner for Guests that evening. For more information, visit or

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Christian's Sports Beat: WV Power Begin Second Half Of 2013 Season Allie was one of the league leaders in several offensive categories including home runs, runs batted in and batting average. Ryan knows Allie will be tough to replace in the Power lineup, “It’s going to be hard, but every guy just has to become better, we have to do the little things correct and hopefully that will take place of the numbers that Stetson pro-

The Power’s Center Fielder Barrett Barnes is happy and proud for his departed teammate, “Stetson is a great guy one of my best friends. He plays great baseball and I look forward to seeing him play in Pittsburgh someday soon.” The Pittsburgh Pirates is the parent major league club for the Charleston, West Virginia based minor league team.

By: Christian Deiss

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Power began the 2013 season a little slow but progressed and got better, finishing in third place in the South Atlantic League’s (SAL) first half standings.

Christian Interviewing Power Centerfielder Barrett Barnes at Power Park. Courtesy Photo

Power Manager Mike Ryan chatting with Christian before a recent game. Courtesy Photo The Power have started the second half of the season, playing better in early games posting a .500 record faster than in the first half. Power manager Mike Ryan told me before a recent Power game what his plans were for the second half, “We’ve got to continue to play the game the right way, to get better with our fielding, try to score more runs by doing the little things correct, like getting bunts down and moving runners over and just do the little things that help you win games.” A missing star from the first half is First Baseman Stetson Allie, who was promoted to the Bradenton, Florida squad after making the SAL’s All-Star team.

duced. Each player will just have to step up.” Starting in Allie’s spot now is Walker Gourley, “Walker is a leader on the field, he plays the game hard, he is an outstanding human being, he is just a great guy, a player that the whole team looks up to,” said Ryan. Gourley, also a SAL All-Star, is currently batting over .300, while ranking

Christian interviewing Power Righthander Jack Kuchno. Courtesy Photo as one of the team leaders in home runs and runs batted in.

Barnes has an idea, what it is going to take for the Power to get in first place, “It’s going to take a ton of effort. It takes a lot just to show up every day for 145 games, so you have to come to work every day with a positive attitude and be ready to give 110 percent.” Barnes’ teammate, righthanded Pitcher Jack Kuchno agrees, “We’ve had a couple of guys move up recently that were cornerstones of our team, a couple of really good pitchers, so me and the other members of the pitching staff are going to have to have to step it up and fill the roles of the players that were promoted.” In all, the Power had six players sent up to the Florida minor league squad. The Power has a seven-game home stand against the Savanna Sandnats and the Kannapolis Intimidators beginning Wednesday, July 17, it’s the longest home stand of the month. Appalachian Power Park, the home of my favorite minor league team, is a great place to see a game. To follow the Power all season long, go to and I’ll see you at the ballpark.

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens SUMMERTIME FREEDOM Summertime is in full swing around the fourth of July and I think back to when I was a child playing outside until late at night. The summertime for us stayed until after Labor Day. We would run and play around the house and hardly ever went inside except to eat. We would run and catch lightening bugs in the night and put them in a jar and let them out. I loved running after the bugs. To catch a lightening bug you have to use both hands and cup them together and gently put the lightening bugs in the jar. The summertime is a time for children to be carefree and not have a certain bedtime, of course that can change depending on the parents. Our school let out in June and we didn't return until September. We felt the whole summer would never end and we liked it that way. Waking up in the mornings and not having to go meet that school bus was such a pleasant surprise especially if you had a dream it was a school day. I was talking with my brother-in-law a few years ago and he said when he was in basic training in the Navy, back in the 70's, he was near Chicago and the weather was so cold, but he said he would dream he was home and when he awoke he was in basic training! I have since asked others about this and they said they have had the same dream. I don't think you can compare basic training with a child's nightmare of a school day but it is the only thing I can compare it to, for me, that is. Children should have a time of freedom and lots of fun and play and not worry about schoolwork. We all need education and education continues throughout our lives, but let the children be children and enjoy the summertime. Play in the rain, jump in a puddle of water, ride the bikes, take hikes, eat popsicles and ice cubes and yes, Kool-Aid and all the good cold stuff of summer.

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Outdoors Roundup The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for 1 p.m. July 28 at the Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center in Logan. The public is invited to attend and make comments (by law it is an open meeting). The main items on the agenda are the 2014 – 2015 Hunting and Trapping Regulations and the 2014 fishing regulations. Some hiking news: Civil War commemorative hikes are slated at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in Pocahontas County this summer in honor of the 150th anniversary of the battle. The hikes trace the routes Confederate and Union units traveled to arrive at the battle. Foremost among the events is the Sept. 1 battle reenactment. The actual battle was fought in November 1863. Why on earth they are reenacting a late-autumn battle in the summer is beyond me. While I might not agree with the scheduling, I am quite enthusiastic about the events. The first hike was held in June. It was a nine-mile hike retracing the steps of the 10th West Virginia

Infantry and the 28th Infantry. The three remaining Droop Mountain Battle memorial hikes are scheduled for July 20 (four miles), August 31 (three miles), and November 5, a 30-mile overnight hike that concludes at Droop Mountain on November 6. Advance registration is required. You can download preregistration forms at My great-grandmother, Dixie Payne (yes, her name was actually “Dixie”), died when I was young, but she did say that her grandfather, John Duncan, was killed at Droop Mountain. Naturally, the grandfather of any woman named “Dixie” fought with the Confederacy. John Duncan was, in fact, at the battle of Droop Mountain, a First Sgt. with the 14th Virginia Cavalry, but he didn't die there, he not only lived to fight in the battles of Lewisburg and in the 1864-1865 Shenandoah Valley campaigns as well as the units surrender in April 1865, he was still around to be recorded in the 1870 census.

Registrations for Hike No. 2 on July 20 are still being accepted. One registrant is a descendant who will be traveling from Florida. Mounted infantry was a temporary designation for several of Gen. William Averell’s regiments. When Averell was transferred to western Virginia in May 1863, he was put in command of mostly infantry units, foot soldiers, but he was a cavalry commander, and would face mostly Confederate cavalry troops – one of which was my ancestor. Averell secured mounts for most of his men and began training them in cavalry tactics, in order to better counter his opponents. The Union troops could move from place to place more quickly, then dismount and fight on foot as regular infantry. What's not usually understood is that actual bonafide Cavalry units themselves often fought this way. Hike No. 2 will be along the attack route of the 2nd and the 3rd West Virginia Mounted Infantry. Those same units in 1864 were reorganized and the men re-enlisted in the 5th and the 6th West

Virginia Cavalry. There will be no horses on any of the hikes, as the terrain is no more suitable for horses today than it was 150 years ago. Registrations for Hike No. 3 on August 31 have at least eight descendants of men in the 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry (later 7th West Virginia Cavalry) already signed up. This is the shortest of the four memorial hikes. The 150th Anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Droop Mountain scheduled August 31 – September 1, 2013. The toughest hike retraces the route of the Confederates. Three people are firmly committed to the all night, 30-mile on the night of Nov. 5-6. The start point is near Lewisburg and participants will hike along US Rt. 219 for approximately 27 miles, mostly at night, with 1,000-foot elevation change and moderate grades. The hike will begin in the afternoon with a two hour break from midnight to 2 a.m., then continue through the night to arrive at the park near dawn as did the Confederate army of Gen. John Echols prior to

the battle at Droop Mountain. A support vehicle with food, first aid supplies, and a port-ajohn will be provided. Should anyone become physically or mentally exhausted, the support vehicle will also be available to allow those participants to sag out for a rest (or entirely) if they need to do so. This will be an extremely rigorous hike, mostly at night, along a public road on a weekday in November when the weather could easily be quite miserable. It is not intended for the faint of heart and registrants are requested to obtain a doctor’s statement that they are physically fit for a 30-mile trek. After arrival at Droop Mountain Battlefield, a second extended rest period is scheduled, to be followed by a public dedication of a monument and reading of battle casualty names in the early afternoon. Because much of the hike will be at night and along a major highway, reflective arm bands (provided by park) will be worn by all participants.

West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a Great Place to Visit! The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. Operated by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and factual understanding of our state's wildlife. Woodland wildlife can be viewed along a wheelchair-accessible in-

terpretative trail 1.25 mile through a mature hardwood forest. The spacious enclosures allow the animals to interact with their environment and they therefore exhibit more natural behavior patterns. Interpretive signs help the visitor to learn more about each animal's life history, biology and its relationship with humans. Group tours are available upon request.

The Wildlife Center is the perfect setting for a family outing. In addition to exhibits, there is a large wooded picnic area with grills and a shelter. Look for waterfowl or fish for trout, bass, catfish and bluegill in the well-stocked pond below the picnic area. A gift shop is available to satisfy your souvenir and refreshment needs. The Wildlife Center is a facility where visitors can see,

enjoy and learn more about West Virginia's rich wildlife heritage. The Center, open seven days a week - 9-5, is located in Upshur County in north-central West Virginia, 12 miles south of Buckhannon on State Route 20. From the north take exit 99 off Interstate 79 and follow State Route 33 east approximately 12 miles to Buckhannon and turn south on State Route 20. Coming from the south,

take exit 67 off Interstate 79 at Flatwoods and follow State Routes 19 and 4 north approximately 30 miles to Rock Cave and Route 20. Follow State Route 20 North for 2 miles to the center. Visiting the Wildlife Center is a convenient side trip for travelers on I-79. For more information call (304) 924-6211 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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The Putnam Standard Across 1. Driving around for fun 9. Bug 15. Hired vehicle (3 wds) 16. Spot 17. Poisonous substance obtained from belladonna 18. Cost setter 19. 20-20, e.g. 20. Kind of seat 22. “Laughable Lyrics” writer 23. “-zoic” things 25. Stage item 26. “Empedocles on ___” (Matthew Arnold poem) 27. Archaeological find 29. Like “The X-Files” 31. Long, long time 32. Red ink amount 34. Kind of rule 35. Morgue, for one 36. Badge-earning girl 38. Depth charge target (hyphenated) 40. ___ jacket 41. Certain digital watch face (acronym) 43. ___-friendly 44. Wing of a building at right angles to the main structure 45. Soak 47. Except 51. Bill collector? 53. Like a pitcher’s perfect game (hyphenated)

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55. “@#$%!,” e.g. 56. Go through 57. Summary of an argument 59. Chester White’s home 60. Altogether (2 wds) 62. Radioactive element produced from curium 64. ___ Monkey Trial 65. Heavy cotton slipcover fabric with a printed design 66. Autocrat 67. Expresses great excitement

Down 1. A hollow 2. Stop working 3. “Can you believe it?!” 4. “Am ___ believe ...?” (2 wds) 5. Easy dupes 6. Less cordial 7. Nursemaids 8. 1978 John Travolta musical film 9. Arrogant 10. “___ any drop to drink”: Coleridge 11. Attendance counter 12. And so forth 13. Empty (2 wds) 14. Series of rock formations 21. Course 24. Fodder holder

28. “Things ___ be worse.” 30. Fell off 33. Upright structure to support the rudder 36. Conspicuous feature 37. Machine that arranges sheets in proper sequence 39. Sundae topper, per-

haps 40. Poet 42. It may get into a jamb 43. Symbol of purity 46. From 48. Sinks 49. Adjust 50. Nursery ___

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Razors Replacing Rises Seals Shares Shops Stairs Started Stick Stool Stops Strange Styles Sugar Tears Those Tickly Turns Twigs Vowels Wander Woolen

52. Parkinson’s treatment (hyphenated) 54. Lhasa’s land 58. Actor Green of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” 61. Big ___ Conference 63. “Skip to My ___”




LAWRENCE "LARRY" G. BOYLEN Lawrence "Larry" G. Boylen, 75, of Poca, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West, following a long illness. Born February 1, 1938, he was a son of the late Audry and Loretta Boylen. Larry was a Christian, retired carpenter and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by three brothers; and one sister. Survivors include wife, Cora Lee Boylen; two sons, Lawrence Gene Boylen Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas, Vonnoy Thomas Boylen of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three children by marriage, Rebecca Grantham of Poca, Teresa Thurmond of Augusta, S.C., Joseph Gentry of Harrisville, Ark.; brothers, William "Bill" Boylen of Fairmont, W.Va., Carl Boylen of Reedsville, W.Va., Dale Boylen of Grafton, W.Va.; sister, Margaret Barker of Grafton; seven grandchildren; two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 8, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with burial following at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

AMBER DAWN COBB Amber Dawn Cobb, 25, of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013.

She was a Christian and graduate of Buffalo High School, and a loving mother of two precious children. She will be sadly missed by all family and friends who knew her. Born June 30, 1988, she was the daughter of William W. Cobb and Angela Sue Charles of Buffalo. She was preceded in death by an uncle, Thomas Cobb, Jr. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Hayden Jaide Noble, age 3, and Hunter Jess Burgess, age 5 months; sisters, Ashley Charles, Brittaney Charles, and Brook Cobb, all of Buffalo; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Barbara Cobb of Midway, and maternal grandparents, Robert and Sharon Tubbs of Marion, Ohio; uncles, Jeff (Karen) Cobb of Buffalo and Brian Tubbs of Marion, Ohio; aunts, Missy (Marty) Rucker of Nitro and Teresa Stanton of Point Pleasant; as well as numerous cousins and friends. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to Raynes Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Buffalo, WV 25033 in honor of Amber. Funeral services were held Monday, July 8, at Raynes Funeral Home Buffalo with Pastor Jake Eldridge officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Online condolences may be sent to the Cobb family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo was in charge of arrangements.

DR. DAMON EUGENE COFFMAN Dr. Damon Eugene Coffman, 77, of Chesapeake, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, Ohio, with Pastor Harold Hamlin and Pastor Brian Schneider officiating. Damon was born March 22, 1936, in Lenore, a son of the late Carl Scott and Dorothy Bowen Coffman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Damon E. Coffman II. He was retired chief of dental service at the Huntington VA Medical Center. He was an Army veteran with the rank of captain and a very active member of the Getaway Community Church, where he was a lay leader, former

chairman of the finance committee, former Sunday school teacher and substitute Sunday school superintendent. He was a graduate of the WVU School of Dentistry, where he was a member of the first graduating class, and also was a sharpshooter with the WVU Rifle Team. Damon is survived by his wife, Nancy Shuppe Coffman; daughter, Jeanne (Brian) Coffman Schneider; two sisters, Glenda Younger of Hurricane and Nancy Carol Leist of Huntington; one brother, Scotty (Becky) Coffman of Cross Lanes; and four grandchildren, Andrew Coffman, Brianna Schneider, Amanda (Nathan) Keys and Justin Coffman. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

HERSHAL RAY DAVIS Hershal Ray Davis, 56, of Hurricane, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 5, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Teays Valley.

PAUL D. DILLON Paul D. Dillon, age 71, of Branchland, W.Va., passed away July 4, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born June 2, 1942, at Hubball, W.V., the son of the late Edgar and Minnie McCallister Dillon. Paul was preceded by six brothers; Dorsey, Luther "Buddy," Odbert, Eugene "Gene," Lester and George "Jr"; and three sisters, Mary "Midge," Dorothy "Dot" and Marie. He is survived by his loving wife, Teddy Willis-Dillon; and two very special nephews that he loved like his own sons, Daniel "Danny" Adkins of Branchland, W.V. and Rodney (Janet) Dillon of Charleston, W.V.; one sister, Shirley Strickland of Blackshear, Ga.; two ex-stepdaughters, Bonnie (Mike) Gibson and Rhonda Black; one sister-in-law, Juanita Chaney of Marion, OH.; one brother-in-law, Clayton Willis, Scott Depot, W.V.; his babies, Sophia and Sissy; and several nieces and nephews. Paul retired from General Motors Corp. out of the Saginaw Plant, Athens, AL., he was a U.S. Army Veteran and a former employee of Lincoln EMS. Paul had a heart of gold and helped anyone in need. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. Paul will always be in our hearts and always be remembered by "Tell it the way it is Dillon." The family would like to thank Dr. Ronald Brownfield for the care that he gave Paul during the past several years and the staff of Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House for the loving care and support that they have shown

The Putnam Standard during this time, and Fresenius Dialysis Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital for giving me five more years with him. Lincoln EMS for the loving care they gave Paul over the years. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, W.V., with Rev. Lonnie Wilson and Rev. Thomas Adkins officiating. Interment was at Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, W.V., with Military Graveside Rites by American Legion Post #111, Hamlin, W.V., and Mountain State Honor Guard.

JOE DORNBOS Joe Dornbos, 30, of St. Albans, passed away July 1, 2013, at his home of complications from Crohn's Disease. Joe was a graduate of St. Albans High School, Class of 2001; attended Marshall University Culinary School; and Joe worked for several years at Chili's Restaurant, Barboursville. He was a member of Highlawn Presbyterian Church, St. Albans; played Little League and Senior League Baseball. Joe was also active in Boy Scouts Troop 75. He was preceded in death by his father, Randall Dornbos; paternal grandparents, Gerald Dornbos and Norma Dornbos Bryan; maternal grandfather, Jerry Hendrick; great-grandparents, Harry and Hazel Rodgers, Isbran and Pearl Dornbos, Garland and Adeline Hodges, and Forest and Justine Hendrick. Joe is survived by his mother Anna Dornbos, of St. Albans; brother, Andrew Dornbos and his wife, Ashley; nephew, Gideon Dornbos, all of Milton; maternal grandmother, Gail Hendrick, of Teays Valley; aunts and uncles, Paulla Smith (Larry), Cindy Hodges (Jerry), Debbie Zuberbuehler (Ed), Elizabeth Felker (John), Doris Pippenger; and extended family members and friends. Memorial services in Joe's honor were held Saturday, July 13, at Highlawn Presbyterian Church, St. Albans with Pastor Nancy Didway officiating. The family requests memorial contributions are made in care of Joe's mom for medical expenses. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

RACINE PRATT EMERY Racine Pratt Emery, 92, of Kenova, W.Va., passed away on July 3, 2013. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 6, at the Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Matt officiating. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery, Kenova, W.Va. Racine was born on April 2, 1921, a daughter of the late Fred Pratt Sr. and Grace Hampton Pratt. She attended Grace Gospel Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Emery; her sister, Bertha; and brothers, Willis and Fred Pratt Jr.;

and one grandson, David Pratt. She is survived by her children, Jim (Leta) Pratt of Kenova, W.Va., and Donna (Jon, deceased) Bratka of Columbus, Ohio; and her siblings, Ralph Pratt of Huntington, W.Va., Donald (Judy) Pratt of Mansfield, Ohio, Dorothy Ross of Radnor, W.Va., Betty Jo Hollis of Huntington, W.Va., Lois Cremeans of St. Albans, W.Va., and Patty (Wayne) King of Louisa, Ky.; her grandchildren, Lori (Jim) Finley of Mansfield, Texas, and Elisa (Todd) Godwin of Columbus, Ohio; and her five great-grandchildren, Clay, Benjamin David and Carter Finley and Kayla Racine and Addison Godwin. Also surviving are her sistersin-law, Freda and Vangie Pratt, her 19 nieces and nephews, her 37 great-nieces and nephews and her 32 great- great-nieces and nephews; and her longtime friend, Sandra Haines. Contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Huntington. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

JOHN E. FILIPEK John E. Filipek, 52, of Hurricane, died July 5, 2013. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

VESSIE E. GIBSON Vessie E. Gibson, 96, formerly of St. Albans, died July 4, 2013. Services were held Friday, July 12, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

KEITH BRADLEY "RUDY" GRUSE On July 2, 2013, Keith Bradley "Rudy" Gruse rejoined his beloved wife of 61 years, Lula Belle Gruse, who passed away January 6, 2007. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Joseph Wheat and Anna Mae Thornburg Gruse, as well as one brother and three sisters. Rudy was born November 4, 1923, near Navarre, Ohio and was a 1941 graduate of Tridelphia High School in Wheeling. He retired from C&P Telephone Company in 1982. A member of Highlawn Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, since the 1950s, he was actively involved with the Boy Scout Troop hosted by the church. He served as a baseball and softball coach in St. Albans from 1966 to 1974. Rudy served his country proudly during World War II as a master tech sergeant with the United States Marine Corps. Surviving are his sons, William A. Gruse of Newport, Mich. and Joseph K. Gruse of St. Albans; his daughters, Judy A. Thomas and Bonnie Cardinale, both of St. Albans; eight grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren; and a host of family members and close


The Putnam Standard friends. Funeral services were held Friday, July 5, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Nancy Didway officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visit to share memories with the family. Memorial contributions may be made to either Highlawn Presbyterian Church or to the St. Albans Youth Baseball/Softball organizations.

EVA MAY HARTWELL Eva May Hartwell, 84, of Nitro, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was a former employee of Smiley's Motel in St. Albans. Surviving are her sons, Morris Wayne Hartwell of North Carolina and Michael David Hartwell of Red House; daughters, Linda Owsley of Nitro, Marie Cottrell of Poca, Terry Weaver of Hometown and Ellen Clough of South Carolina. Mrs. Hartwell is also survived by sixteen grandchildren; and twenty-three great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 8, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor Anthony Lucas officiating. Burial was in Fox Hill Cemetery.

GARY L. HESS Gary L. Hess, 68, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at his residence. Born May 18, 1945, in Charleston, Gary was the son of the late Hazel Mansfield and Gladys Huffman Hess. He was a retired operations manager with 43 years of service with John Amos Power Plant. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Diane Hess; sons, Shawn Hess and wife, Stephanie, of Colonial Heights, Va. and Shane Hess of St. Albans; and grandchildren, Erica, Matthew, Nicholas and Zoie. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 11, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor B.L. James officiating. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

MARY ROSETTA HOUCK On July 3, 2013, our beloved mother and grandmother, Mary Rosetta Houck, 81, was permanently healed of ALS and began a new adventure with her Lord Jesus in the place He has prepared for her. What a wonderful thought to know she is now in great health and peace, enjoying her family members who have gone on before her. She was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Ronald Lewis Houck, as well as her grandson, Logan Dante Hewitt.

Rosetta was born on June 18, 1932, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Paris "PJ" and Macel Barr, and attended Jackson Avenue Church of God in Huntington. She was a wonderful homemaker and mother to her three children, Ronald J. "Rocky" Houck and fiancĂŠe Sue Mowery of Dayton, Ohio, Rebekah Hewitt and husband Steve of St. Albans, W.Va., and Roseann Roberts and husband Randall of Salt Rock, W.Va. She leaves behind her loving sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Lee Chambers of Cincinnati, Ohio, and sister, Sonnie Barr of Jacksonville, Fla. Grandchildren that will miss her very much include Shannon and Tom Mayes of Lesage, W.Va., Kasey Houck of Rock Hill, S.C., Jamee Mowery of Dayton, Ohio, Kyle and Brandi Hewitt of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kelly and Jeremy Sandy of Belleville, W.Va., Levi, Caleb, Luke, Gabriel, Eve and Phoebe Roberts of Salt Rock, W.Va., and Elizabeth Hewitt of St. Albans, W.Va. Close to Rosetta's heart were her loving niece and nephew, Marybeth McClendon and Jon Chambers, both of Cincinnati, Ohio. Rosetta had seven greatgrandchildren and a host of other loving friends and family. A celebration of Rosetta's life was held on Saturday, July 6, at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington. Her son-in-law, the Rev. Steve Hewitt, conducted the service. The family suggests memorial donations to Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701. Family guestbook at

EARL F. "ROOSTER" KING Earl F. "Rooster" King, 84, of Poca, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Genesis Putnam Center. Rooster lived in the area his whole life. His favorite thing to do was go hunting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy King; son, James Earl King; and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughters, Frances and husband, Kerry Burnside, of Bancroft and Vada Webster of Rock Branch; sister, Norma Jean Wright of Clearwater, Fla.; six grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren; and two foster grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Earl "Rooster" King was held Friday, July 12, at Gatens-Harding Chapel with Pastor John Wilbur and Pastor Shannon Meyer officiating. Burial was in The Asbury Cemetery. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the King family. Online condolences may be sent to

MARY KATHERINE KING Mary Katherine King passed away at her home on Sunday, June 30, after a long illness. She was born in Elkview but spent over 60 years living in St. Albans. She was a homemaker and mother of five children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon King; parents, Foster and Martha Harlan; and two brothers and five sisters. Mary is survived by her sons, Phillip King (Dee) of St. Albans and Steve King (Pam) of Lynchburg, Va.; daughters, Peggy Cochran of Morristown, Tenn., Martha Keene (Kent Sowards) of St. Albans and Lynn Conwell (Jeff ) of Baltimore, Md.; grandchildren, Jennifer Dalton of Morristown, Tenn., James Cochran of Burns, Tenn., Drew King of St. Albans, Adam King of St. Albans, Craig Keene (Julie Romano) of Columbia, S.C., Brian Keene (Molly) of St. Albans, Simone Conwell of Baltimore, Md. and Stephanie Conwell of Baltimore, Md.; great-grandchildren, Paige Lovin of Morristown, Tenn., Sarah Dalton of Morristown, Tenn., Sydney Cochran of Burns, Tenn., Quinton Cochran of Burns, Tenn., Emme Keene of St. Albans and Lily Keene of St. Albans; son-inlaw, Rick Keene of St. Albans; sisters, Cordie Estep of Madison, Bera Miller of Sweetland, Sue Bird of St. Albans and Betty Jean Cummings of South Charleston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, July 8 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Minister Richie McNeil of Lakeview United Methodist, St. Albans, officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park. The family would like to give special thanks and love to Holly, Tammy and Lynn from Hospice for their wonderful care of Mom. The family would like to give an extra special thanks to Peggy for her dedication and care of Mom these past several years. Donations may be made to Hospice in Charleston.

CLARENCE ALDRIDGE "BUDDY" LAWSON, JR. Clarence Aldridge "Buddy" Lawson Jr., 75, of Scott Depot, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, as a result of complications due to leukemia. He was a member of Charleston Baptist Temple and a former member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Petal, Miss. Buddy retired from DuPont in Belle and also retired as an officer from Huntington Bank. Additionally, he worked at the National Bank of Commerce and Guaranty National Bank of Huntington; was a former part-time instructor at West Virginia State University and Marshall University Community and Technical colleges; was director emeritus at West Virginia Children's Home Society; former

Friday, July 19, 2013 – Page 9 president of the Charleston Advertising Club; and former board member of the American Advertising Federation, Charleston Civitan Club and Optimist Club, Huntington. He was born September 13, 1937, in Logan to the late Clarence A. Lawson Sr. and Virginia Johnson Lawson of Hinton. Buddy was a 1956 graduate of Charleston High School, a member of the Order of DeMolay, a recipient of Chevalier Degree and a graduate of West Virginia State University. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Nick Eaton and Charles Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Norma Rogers Lawson of Scott Depot; son, Todd (Katrena) Lawson; granddaughter, Victoria "Tori" Lawson, all of Fraziers Bottom; sisters, Mary Ann Eaton of St. Albans and Carolyn Lewis of Cross Lanes; as well as several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Saturday, July 6, at Charleston Baptist Temple with Dr. Dennis Johnson officiating. A private inurnment was at the church columbarium. The family suggests donations are made to Charleston Baptist Temple, Memorial Fund, 209 Morris St., Charleston, WV 25301 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted with the arrangements.

ANNA MARIE MOORE Anna Marie Moore, 79, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House after an extended illness. Anna was born April 8, 1934, in Gauley Bridge. She retired from the West Virginia ABC Commission. Anna is survived by her son, David Moore and his wife, Carla, of Fountain Inn, S.C.; sister, Opal Whiteside of Winfield and her children, Teresa Ray, Stephanie Sells and Steven Whiteside; brother, Kenneth E. "Bus" Martin and his wife, Joyce, of Sissonville; grandchildren, Chasity McNeely, Shaun Moore and Katlin Moore; and great-grandchildren, Grant and Rebecca Johnson and Sophia Moore.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to express their appreciation to Hubbard Hospice House for the love and care given to Anna. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City, assisted the family.

CHRISTINE NEAL Christine Neal, 86, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House following a long illness. Born December 23, 1926, Christine was a daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle LeMaster. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dock Neal; brothers, Raymond and Arnold "Pete" LeMaster; and sisters, Ruth "Gerri" Judd and Juanita LeMaster. Christine was a homemaker and a member of North Hills Baptist Church, Sissonville. Survivors include her sons, Paul R. Neal of South Charleston and William R. Neal Sr. and wife, Dorothy, of North Port, Fla.; daughters, Sandra K. D'Alessandro and husband, Sal, of Canton, Ga., Kelly Kessel of Charleston, Jo Ann Kyle and husband, Michael, of Cross Lanes and Pamela J. Wilmoth and husband, Craig, of Hurricane; sister, Pauline Meadows of South Charleston; 14 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 9, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes, with Pastor Mike Harper officiating. Burial was at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to

CHARLES LeROY "BoBo" NEWSOME Charles LeRoy "BoBo" Newsome of Hurricane passed away July 2, 2013. He was the son of Jarvey and Lola Hill Newsome. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Tivis, Joe and Fred Newsome and sister, Marjorie Winnings. BoBo retired from Union Carbide, Institute Plant. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. He was a Christian, attending Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church until his illness prevented

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WILLIAM TYRONE "BILL" SHATO William Tyrone "Bill" Shato of Patriot, Ohio, went to his heav-

enly home on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Paul Emerson and Anna Louise (Perry) Shato. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jeanie; daughters, Donna Muller and her husband, Matt and Debra Shato-Davison; and sons, Bill Shato and wife, Tabetha and Michael Shato and wife, Racheal. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Grant Evan Foster, Olivia Kathleen Muller, Sabra Louise Clark, Owen Wayne Davison, Aaliyah "Sissy" Marie Davison, Evan Paul Davison and Kaila Pedrick; two brothers-in-law, Ray Hager and wife, Nancy and Paul Hager and, wife Geraldine; and a host of friends. He was a friend of and a friend to many in the Amish community. He retired from M&G Polymers (formerly Goodyear) in Apple Grove. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio, with Pastor Stan Howard and Pastor Jane Ann Miller officiating. Burial was in Tyn Rhos Cemetery, near

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PARIS STEPHENS Paris Stephens, 90, of Poca passed away Monday, July 8. The Lord received a faithful servant in Paris, who exemplified a strong Christian man in both values and service. Born September 14, 1922, in Mud Fork to Alec and Anna Kirk Stephens, he was raised in Logan County. Paris married the former Mildred Hill of Garrett Fork on November 20, 1942, and left the next morning for boot camp. Although the newlyweds did not see each other again for four years, time and distance could not separate them. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2012. Paris was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and proudly served in World War II from 1942 to 1946. During this time he was stationed on the islands of Saipan and Samoa, in Okinawa, Japan and Tientsin, China with the 7th Field Depot. He loved to talk about his time in the service, and excerpts from

The Putnam Standard these stories were recently published in "Common Valor" by Eric Douglas. He worked for FMC Ordinance Plant in South Charleston before becoming a real estate developer and broker with his own agency, Paris Stephens and Associates, where he was instrumental in developing the Forest Park subdivision in Poca. Paris was a member of Gateway Christian Church in St. Albans. He had previously served as an elder at Teays Valley Christian Church and Tyler Mountain Church of Christ. He was a Sunday school teacher for many years and received some of his greatest joy from sharing the gospel with others. Paris was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the bounty of his harvest with friends and family. He was also an accomplished wood craftsman and oil painter. Paris will be remembered by friends and family as a man who always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. His positive attitude, long marriage and strong Christian values were an inspiration to many. Paris was preceded in death by

his parents; an infant son, Paris Jr.; brothers, Audley, Eddie, Emory and Willie; and sister, Mary Olive. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mildred; daughter and sonin-law, LaMarr and Larry Myers of Poca; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Emily and Matt Duke of Cross Lanes; brother and sister-in-law, O.R. and Delores Stephens of Madison; sister, Mack Leighton of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, on Wednesday, July 10. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill. Donations to the church of your choice are encouraged. Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville, was in charge of arrangements.

KAREN J. WILLIAMS Karen J. Williams, 61, of Red House died at Hubbard Hospice House, after a long illness. Honoring Karen's wishes, she was cremated and no service was scheduled. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro assisted the Williams family.


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Poca Interact President receives Leadership Award Graduating Poca High senior Molly Ballard was recently recognized by Putnam Rotarians for outstanding leadership with a grant-in-aid to the University of Charleston where she will be attending this fall. She is a charter member and the first president of the Poca High Interact Club. And Molly has also served as the first student representative on the West Virginia Board of Education. As a sophomore, Ballard was nominated by the school faculty as an ambassador to the Hugh O'Brian Youth state conference. With a grant from Putnam Rotary, she later attended the HOBY World Conference at Loyola University in Chicago. Molly's older brother Mason was also a HOBY ambassador in 2009. Never one to hide her light, the Remarkable Miss Molly was a featured speaker at the Rotary District Conference at the Greenbrier in 2012.

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Democratic Women to hold July Luncheon Meeting The Putnam County Chapter of the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women will hold its July Luncheon Meeting - Saturday, July 20, 2013, Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, 12:00 Noon. $10.00

per person. Bring a door prize and a friend. All Democrats welcome! Yearly membership dues requested. For more information and to RSVP call President, Dot Turley 304-562-9886.

Putnam Summer Gardening Series to Begin July 20th Molly Ballard (left) receives a Certificate of Appreciation and a Leadership Award from Rotary President Christina McComas. Courtesy Photo "I appreciate your support," she told Putnam Rotarians, "and my parents especially appreciate it." Molly is the daugh-

ter of Gary and Melissa Ballard. Article and photo courtesy of The Putnam County Rotary Club.

The WVU Extension Service, Putnam County Master Gardeners, and Town and Country Supply, Inc., will host a Putnam Summer Gardening Series beginning on July 20th. The classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 10-11 AM for five consecutive weeks at Town and Country Supply. They are open to the public and free of charge. The title of the classes are 1) Soils and Soil Preparation (7/20), 2)

Growing Perennials (7/27), 3) Introduction to Square Foot Gardening and Integrated Pest Management (8/3), 4) Attracting Pollinators in your Garden with Flowers (8/10), and 5) Back Care for Gardeners and Farmers (8/17). For more information or questions call Town and Country Supply, Inc. at 304-755-3520 or the WVU Extension Service Office in Putnam County 304- 5860217.

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