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Putnam County Grand Jury hands down Indictments Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney, Mark A. Sorsaia, reports that forty-four indictments were returned on July 11th by the July 2012 Term Putnam County Grand Jury alleging fifty persons committed one hundred forty-one felonies and twenty misdemeanors. The following is the date of birth, last known address, and offenses for which they were indicted. Anthony D. Atkins, 07/10/75, Route 2, Box 251-4, St. Albans, WV – attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, gross neglect of a child creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury and person prohibited from possessing a firearm Bridgette D. Atkins, 01/26/77, 321 Vine Street W., St. Albans, WV – possession of a controlled substance, attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine and gross neglect of a child creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury Sean J. Sampson-Audorff, SEE INDICTMENTS ON PAGE 10

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Out and about at the 2012 Putnam County Fair All week long, the fairgrounds in Eleanor were filled with folks out-and-about visiting the 2012 Putnam County Fair. You could hear squeals of delight at the carnival rides, music, singing, and laughter as well as an occasional ‘moo’ or ‘baa’ from the livestock area... all proving that there was ‘something for everyone’ to enjoy inside the gates! Many folks, who visited this year’s Fair, said they are already looking forward to the Fair in 2013! Check out more scenes from the Putnam County Fair on page 8. Photos by David Payne Sr.

The Putnam County Fair gave the county's 4-H clubs a chance to show off their livestock, produce and flowers as well. SEE FAIR ON PAGE 8

New Scott Depot Sheetz store to openThursday By Jack Bailey

SCOTT DEPOT – The new Sheetz store located at 4344B Teays Valley Road near the new Interstate 64 exit will open on Thursday, July 26. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 10:45 a.m. on Thursday with representatives from the company's Altoona, Pa., corporate headquarters, as well as various local officials. The new Putnam County store will be the 425th store in the Sheetz chain. The new 6,000-square-foot store will create 40 to 45 new full- and part-time jobs, and add $3.5

This new Sheetz in Scott Depot will open Thursday, July 26. The first 50 area residents in line that day will receive $100 Sheetz gift cards. Photo by Jack Bailey. million taxable property value to the city and county tax base, according to company officials.

Additionally, Sheetz has been a proud supporter of the Special Olympics for more than 20 years and will

make a $2,500 donation to the local chapter as part of the opening activities on Thursday. “In every community in which we’ve opened new stores we’ve received great local support and are seeing strong sales,” said Stan Sheetz, president and CEO of the company. "Despite a tough economy, we’ll open between 25 and 30 new locations this year, all offering great food, exceptional customer service and gas prices that are among the best in town.” As part of the opening day festivities, the first 50 area residents in line will receive SEE SHEETZ ON PAGE 3


Page 2 –Tuesday,July 24,2012 Blood drive set for July 31 The Putnam County Commission is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the old courtroom on the second floor of the Putnam County courthouse. Go to to schedule an online appointment. For more information, call 1-800-733-2767.

Upper Vandalia Historical Society to Meet The Upper Vandalia Historical Society invites you to their next meeting on July 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Putnam County Board of Education office in Winfield located behind the old Court House. Guest speaker will be Joe Rumbaugh who will bring information on the renovations being done on the Hoge House in Winfield. Bring a friend or prospective member, and plan to stay for refreshments after the meeting. If you have any questions, please call 304-760-2121, Cheryl Wintz Withrow.

SC Library to host Watercolor Class On Tuesday, August 14th from 6-8 pm, local artist Joanne Jacobs will be instructing “Introduction to Watercolors’. Students should be prepared to pay a small fee of $10.00 for supplies. Please call the library at 304-744-6561 to sign up or just stop in. For more information, call Janet.

Preschool Registration Stepping Stones Academy Hurricane is now registering for 3- and 4-year-old private preschool for Fall 2012. For more information, please call 304-201-2505.

New Hope Animal Rescue to host Appreciation Day New Hope Animal Rescue, located at 2806 Putnam Ave., will host Customer Appreciation Day all day, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Community Calendar on Saturday, July 28. New Hope will serve free hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts, and door prizes will be given away every hour. Also offered that same day will be a Microchip Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. and Summer Pet Portraits from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Paws and Shop sells donated goods to support the work of New Hope Animal Rescue, a non-profit, all volunteer, no-kill foster/rescue group. All Paws and Shop proceeds go toward the care of rescued animals, to assist people on a limited income with spay/neuter for their pets and a fund to build a no-kill shelter in the Putnam/Kanawha county area. For more information on this special day, please call 304-5620300. Proceeds from all three of the events will go toward New Hope Animal Rescue's missions. Paws and Shop is open weekly on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.5 p.m. New Hope Animal Rescue and Paws and Shop can be reached at 304-562-0300.

SpeakEasy Singles Bike Ride in July Saturday Morning Bike Ride July 28th. Bicycle Riders – Meet Jerry & Keith @ University of Charleston @ 10:00am for a casual bike ride through Kanawha City – stop along the way for yard sales...Maybe have lunch at Cracker Barrel and ride back down the back roads by the scenic Kanawha River. For more information, call Keith @ 304-395-0182 or Jerry @ 304-965-1458.

Putnam County Chamber “Business Before Business” The next Business Before Business hosted by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at The Gallery from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012. The Gallery is located at 3750 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. Business Before Business provides an early morning social, but professional venue for business people to

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make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. This event is FREE to Chamber members, RSVPs are required. There will be a drawing for a free e-Billboard. Breakfast will also be included.

Enjoy a relaxing evening on the Ohio River Take a River Cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati! Sponsored by The Point Pleasant River Museum, this 2-1/2 hour dinner cruise will take place July 31st. Folks will board at Pt. Pleasant at 6 pm, depart at 7 pm, and return at 9:30 pm. (Handicap accessible) There will be entertainment, a silent auction, and 50/50 split pot. Tickets are: Adult $45.00; Kids (4-12) $25.00. Call and purchase your tickets before cruise at the Pt. Pleasant River Museum, 1-304-674-0144 and ask for Ruth or Martha Fout. Spend an evening on the Ohio River aboard The Cincinnati Belle and help the Pt. Pleasant River Museum with one of their 2012 fundraiser events!

Waves of Fun to host Aqua Zumba Classes The Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is having Aqua Zumba classes at the Waves of Fun Waterpark Aug. 1, 8, 15, 2012 from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Cost is $7 per day. Call 304-5622355 to register.

Bob Thompson to perform at FireSide Grille Bob Thompson is scheduled to perform at the FireSide Grille, 4170 W.Va. 34, Teays Valley, on Thursday, August 16.

Get In The Swing of Golf! The Charleston WV Christian Women’s August luncheon will be held Wednesday, August 15th at Columbia Gas Transmission, 1700 MacCorkle Ave, Charleston, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Doors Open at 10:30 a.m. Bring a friend to lunch! $16.00 Inclusive - Women and Men Invited! First Time Guests Free! Set your GPS on the right “course” and “drive” to our brunch to get in the “swing of golf”! Preston Browning, US Certified Golf Master Teaching Professional, from Charleston, WV will be joining us and sharing his expertise. Bobby Farino, Golf Pro and Business Entrepreneur, from Williamsburg, VA, will be our guest speaker and offers tips to help navigate and have “Victory through the ‘Rough’ of Life!” Mercy Calhoun, from The Ap-

palachian Children’s Chorus, will be providing her musical talent for our enjoyment. Brunch is being provided by “Crown Catering”! Please Honor Your Reservation Reservations may be made by calling or texting Tina at 304-546Email 8215. by Monday, August 13, 2012. (Open to the public by reservation).

Rotary Golf Tournament set The 17th annual Putnam County Rotary Club Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at Little Creek Golf Course in South Charleston. Proceeds from the tournament go to support the work of the Rotary Club. The cost is $125 per person, or $500 for a team. All players will receive a goody bag, beverages, lunch, dinner and a cart. Tournament and hole sponsorships are still available for the tournament. For more information, or to register, contact Tournament Chair Don Broyles at (304) 757-3920.

Senior Fitness Classes Senior fitness classes are held at the John Henson Senior Center in Hurricane from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. A certified fitness instructor leads the class. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

Whittington Reunion The Whittington Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Aug 11, 2012, at Eleanor Park, shelter #6 (behind fire department); gathering at 11 AM with lunch at 12 noon (covered dish). All family and friends of the family are welcome. Questions call Melody 304-937-3492

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

Putnam Rotary meets Every Tuesday The Rotarians of Putnam County meet every Tuesday at noon at the First State Bank Community Room on Teays Valley Road. The “Service Above Self” motto is the springboard for the club to be the most active club in supporting community, national and international projects. The group welcomes new members that share the mindset of “Service Above Self.” For additional information visit

The Putnam Standard Hurricane Civic Chorus to begin practice for Fall Season The Hurricane Civic Chorus will begin practice for the Fall Semester on Tuesday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane. For more information, call Pamela Tabor at 304-562-6539.

Hometown Senior Center offers Activities The Hometown Senior Center, 100 1st Ave., Hometown, has several new announcements to share. The Center is looking for quilters, singers for the senior choir and volunteers for various help. The Center is also offering a free scrapbooking class at 10 a.m. every Monday and Thursday. A number of other activities are also available. Transportation is available for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The service can also include stops at the grocery store, post office or pharmacy after lunch. For more information, call the Center at 304-586-2745.

Nitro Antique Car Club Cruise-in When: August 3 Where: Putnam County Bank, 300 Hurricane Creek Road, Hurricane, WV Time: From 5 p.m. to dusk. There is no entry fee for cruise-in events. For more information, call Paul Lett at 304-755-4187, Earl Taylor at 304-776-2117 or Jeary Mullins at 304-965-1594.

Do you enjoy working with Children? And want to work out of your own home? Then home-based child care is the ticket for you. As a home child care provider you have the luxury of making your own flexible schedule and being your own boss. More importantly, you have the power to make a positive difference in the lives of many young children. You must be 18 years of age or older and your home must meet the state requirements. If interested please call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency today at 1-800-894-9540 or 304-523-9540. In the Logan, Boone, and Mingo area, please call 1-304-752-3932.

Divorce Recovery Seminar & Support Group A divorce recovery seminar and support group, DivorceCare, meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 3653 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. For more information, call Roger Gibson at 562-0262 or the church at 757-8829. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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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.

Democratic Women’s Annual District Meeting The WV Federation of Democratic Women will hold its Annual District Meeting, 2nd District – West, hosted by the Putnam County Democratic Women’s Club, Dot Turley, President, on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, Hurricane WV. $20 per person includes luncheon. Registration: 9:30 am – 10:00 am. Meeting: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Invited Guest Speaker is The Honorable Margaret Workman, Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals. Please join Democratic women and men, statewide and local candidates, party leaders and statewide elected officials. For more information, please contact Dot Turley 304-5629886.

Bingo Every Wednesday night (7:00 p.m.) VFW Post 9097, Teays Valley Road. Public invited.

Attention Parents and Guardians Are you thinking of going back to work or school but feel that you are unable to do so (due to the high costs of child care)? If you live in Kanawha, Roane, Jackson or Clay counties and are currently working, going to school or participating in the WV WORKS program, Connect Child Care Resource and Referral may be able to assist you with the costs of child care. You must meet pre-determined income eligibility guidelines in order to receive financial assistance. For more information, call Connect Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 1-888595-8290.

Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous at 1.800.333.5051 or find meeting locations at

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SHEETZ FROM PAGE 1 $100 Sheetz gift cards. “We try to make all of our openings fun for everyone with local officials participating and lots of activities, games and samples of Sheetz food and beverages for everyone,” Sheetz said. The new Scott Depot Sheetz will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and

offer fresh food items like signature Sheetz’ Made•To•Order (M•T•O®) items that include Angus beef burgers, premium grilled chicken sandwiches, freshly-made salads, French fries, onion rings and more. The new store will also feature M•T•Go!® and Shweetz Bakery lines of

sandwiches, wraps, donuts and muffins, along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a fullservice espresso and smoothie bar. Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pa., Sheetz Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience restaurant chains, with more than $5

billion in annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees. The company operates 425 locations throughout Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia. For more information, visit the company website at

Former Standard newspaper columnist has First Book Published By Jack Bailey

ST. ALBANS – Former Standard newspaper columnist James Hale of St. Albans recently had his first book published. Hale, who wrote a weekly column on religion for nearly four years for The Putnam Standard and The Cabell Standard, is the author of "Why a Christian can and should vote for a Mormon in 2012." The book was published earlier this month and is available in both digital and traditional print versions. Hale said that he started working on the book last year, even before former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Mormon, was identified as the Republican nominee for president in 2012. “I started out writing a book on a Godly society,” Hale said. “Once I started to do it, I took that idea and developed it.” At the same time as he was writing about a Godly society, Hale said that he viewed topical current events such as the ongoing presidential election through that prism. “From a Catholic, Lutheran and Protestant position there is good Biblical, historical, and moral reason to support a Mormon this election. Doctrinally we stand together on this issue,” Hale said. “We are not voting on a new pastor or evangelical mandate of scripture. We are voting on the cultural mandate of scripture that in turn allows all Christians and all people to worship within their own con-

Former Standard newspaper columnist James Hale of St. Albans recently had his first book published. Called "Why a Christian can and should vote for a Mormon in 2012” the book is available in both electronic and print editions. Photo by Jack Bailey viction." While making the argument that Christian voters should support Mitt Romney in the general election in November, Hale also touches on President

Barrack Obama's spirituality. Obama has said that he is a Christian. “President Obama does claim to be a Christian,” Hale said, “But many of his decisions don't reflect Christianity or Christian values. They reflect Communism which is based on an atheist view.” Hale's book just came out this month, and he said that so far he has not received a lot of feedback, positive or negative. He said that even though his book makes an argument in favor of Christian's supporting Romney for president, he has not tried to contact the Republican candidate for president. In addition to being a newspaper columnist and writer, Hale is a teacher of Reformed theology and currently serves as a teaching elder at Oakridge Bible Church in Charleston. He lives in St. Albans with his wife, Cindy, and the couple has three grown daughters. "Why a Christian can and should vote for a Mormon in 2012” is available now through, and should be available locally at area book stores in the coming weeks, Hale said. The electronic Kindle and Nook editions of the book are $5, while the softcover print edition is $9.99.

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Summer Corn Salad Ingredients 6 ears corn, husked and cleaned 3 large tomatoes, diced 1 large onion, diced1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 1/4 cup olive oil2 tablespoons white vinegar Salt and pepper to taste

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions 1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, cool, and cut kernels off the cob with a sharp knife. 2. In a large bowl, toss together the corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill until serving.

Eight minute enrollment can get you earn a Degree in Eight Months! The Tri-State Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TIPS) is now enrolling for classes to begin in August 2012. TIPS that started in 2009 with a Pharmacy Technician program is now expanding to add 3 new programs: Pharmaceutical Sales, Personal and Home Health Care, and Pharmacy Management. All TIPS programs lead to Associate Degree. The Pharmaceutical Sales, Personal and Home Health Care, same as Pharmacy Technician program, can be completed in 8 months. The Pharmacy Management program can be completed in 12 months. TIPS programs have been developed to address the need for highly demanded careers. TIPS programs train the students with the knowledge and skills they need to compete for well-paid and successful careers. The Tri-State Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences is located in downtown Huntington WV. The state-of-the-art campus provides the students with all they might need in one place: Classes, learning resources center, laboratories, lounges, and abundant parking space. Visit or call 304.522.1888 for more information.

July Birthdays!

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Red House man sentenced to four years for Illegal Prescription Drug Distribution STAFF REPORT RED HOUSE -- A Putnam County man has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison for illegally distributing prescription drugs. Kevin Caleb Barrett, 23, of Red House, previously pleaded guilty in April to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxymorphone, also known as “Opana.” He was sentenced on Monday, July 16. On Nov. 18, 2011, law enforcement officers with the Metropolitan Drug EnforceNetwork Team ment (MDENT ) utilized a confidential informant to make a controlled purchase of oxymorphone pills from the defendant. Barrett admitted that at the time, he ser ved as the

middle-man to complete an illegal pill transaction between the informant and his known associate. The defendant further admitted that the informant picked him up in Dunbar and drove to a predetermined location in Huntington. The defendant admitted that when they arrived in Huntington, he met with Jacob Hatfield and gave Hatfield $1,250 in exchange for 25 40-milligram oxymorphone pills. Following the illegal transaction, Barrett returned to the vehicle and gave the pills to the informant. This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West

Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District. The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman handled the prosecution. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the sentencing.

West Virginia Humanities Council announces Grant Deadline CHARLESTON —The West V irginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. The West Virginia Humanities Council budgets more than $600,000 for grants and programs each year. A var iety of major grants and minigrants are offered to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming. The Humanities Council minigrant deadlines occur ever y 60 days for projects requesting $1,500 or less. The next two minigrant deadlines are August 1, 2012 and

October 1, 2012. The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded six new minigrants: Ohio County Public Librar y, “ Wheeling Ar ts Fest 2012,” (Ohio County) Troy Elementar y School, “History Hitting the Road at Troy Elementar y,” (Gilmer County) West V irginia University Research Corporation, “Preser ving the Legacy of West V irginia All Black Spor ts & Academic Hall of Fame,” (Monongalia County) 4-H Clubs of Webster County, “History Hitting the Road at the Webster County Fair,” ( Webster County)

Concerned Citizens’ Committee For An I-64 Interchange at Culloden, W.Va. Gary P. Adkins, Chairman 304-743-4074 e-mail Purchased and Promised by the DOH since 1957

Landmark Studio for the Arts, “Elk River Gathering,” (Braxton County) Mercer County Schools, “Pure Imagination: The Magic Ticket,” (Mercer County) For more infor mation about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact Humanities Council grants administrator Amy Saunders at (304) 346-8500 or via email at Grant Guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website,

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Putnam Farmers’ Market selected for Innovative Statewide Training Network HURRICANE - The West Virginia Farmers Market Association announced today that the Putnam Farmers’ Market has been selected as one of ten markets for participation in its statewide Farmers Market Training Network Pilot Program. With the number of farmers markets in West Virginia roughly tripling over the past decade, interest in local foods is on the rise. In order to support the efforts of markets and co-ops around the state, the West Virginia Farmers Market Association is launching a pilot program aimed at forming a training network for markets in all stages of development. This program, the Farmers Market Training Network Pilot Program, is designed to provide training, networking opportunities and technical assistance to selected farmers markets. The end goal of the project is to keep more money circulating in local

communities by boosting the long-term success of farmers markets and the profitability of their vendors. Developed in partnership with the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition, WVU Extension Service and the West Virginia Community Development Hub, the purpose of the program is to strengthen the long-term viability of farmers markets and the income-earning capacity of their vendors through targeted technical assistance and peer networking. Funding is provided through a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The process was competitive, with the Farmers Market Association selecting ten applicants from a larger pool for a spot in the Training Network. The following markets were identified as the best fits for the program: Berkeley Springs Farmers

Market; Buckhannon-Upshur Farmers Market; Fayette County Farmers Market; Lewisburg Farmers Market; Mineral County Famers Market; Monroe County Farmers Market; Pocahontas County Farmers Market; Putnam Farmers’ Market; The Wild Ramp (a new local foods outlet in and the Huntington); Williamson Farmers Market. “We had a great pool of applicants to choose from, and I think we have done a good job of selecting markets from all over the state that can really get maximum impact from this program,” said Larr y Lower, WVFMA President. Over the course of the 2012 and 2013 market seasons, these selected markets will attend four training and networking events with other market managers, will receive assistance from a qualified consultant on a topic of their choosing and

will be eligible to apply for a mini-grant of up to $1,000 to address their needs. Participants will have access to expert advice on topics such as risk management, long term business planning and producer development. “In talking with market managers, we often hear that they feel isolated and that they want to learn what makes other markets successful,” stated Savanna Lyons, Program Manager of the West Virginia Food and Farms Coalition. “This program is a great, participantdriven way for market managers to learn from each other while getting that little kick of cash and technical assistance to help them move to the next level. Strong markets will make farmers more profitable as well, especially now that more and more West Virginia farmers are selling directly to consumers.” Participants will also be-

come part of a statewide learning community and build relationships with other markets so that they can share knowledge and collaborate. “The Putnam Farmers’ Market sees this as an opportunity strengthen their mission to provide consumers with fresh seasonal produce and educational forums that support community farmers,” said Chrissy Foster, Putnam Farmers’ Market president. The FMTNPP is a WVFMA initiative funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and coordinated in partnership with the West Virginia Community Development Hub, and the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition. For more information, contact Kelly Crane, West Virginia Farmers Market Association,

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Allcom opens Teays Valley Location By Jack Bailey

HURRICANE – Communications technology company Allcom has opened its third location in the Tri-State area on Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. The new Teays Valley store is located at 3841 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, and joins locations that Allcom currently operates in Charleston and Huntington. “This is the perfect location for us,” said Cathy Mohebbi, who along with her husband Ben, operate Allcom. “We live in this area, and know that it is a growing area.” Allcom has been in business for the past 20 years serving the technology needs of both commercial and residential clients. “We have a number of

Cathy and Ben Mohebbi opened their third Allcom location in the Tri-State area recently on Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. Photo by Jack Bailey medium to large size companies in the Tri-State area that we work with,” Mohebbi said, “But we also offer computer services

in the home. We will make home visits, because we know for some people, especially senior citizens, it is hard to move com-

puter equipment around.” Allcom offers a variety of services to meet a host of technology needs. Among other things, All-

com offers Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone services, managed communications services, website design and more. Allcom also fixes computer problems including detection and removal of spyware and viruses. “We have been serving the TriState area for more than 20 years and we work with companies as well as residential clients,” Mohebbi said. “Give us a call and we will take care of all your needs.” Walk-ins are welcome at the new Teays Valley store. The store's hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The store is closed on Sunday. For more information, call (304) 757-1001, or visit the company's website at

Putnam BOE Personnel Changes Compiled by David Payne Sr. The Putnam County Board

of Education approved the following personnel changes at its July 16 meeting:

Resignations: Sarah Hyatt, teacher.


Larry Lawson, Winfield Elementary, MMI teacher. AnnaLee Peters, Rock Branch Elementary, Title I/Reading teacher. Patricia Sink, Mountain View Elementary, secondgrade teacher. Justin Wiget, Hurricane High School, choral/show teacher. Phyllis Adkins, Winfield Middle School, after school detention teacher. Linda Berg, Scott Teays Elementary, extended-day critical-skills instructor. Kathy Gordon, Winfield Middle School, team leader VII. Lora Young, Hometown Elementary, mentor. Phillip Geyer, substitute custodian. Shella Salmons, substitute cook. Lisa Wall county, secretary/accounting.

Employment: Alanna Harvey, substitute teacher. Sarah Hyatt, Poca High, social studies teacher. Larry Lawson, substitute teacher. Patricia Sink, substitute teacher. Ronald Donahoe, county, substitute teacher. Kelly Dixon, Mountain View Elementary, Safe Haven Program Instructor. Chastity Lies, Mountain View Elementary, Safe Haven Program Instructor. Laura Lilly, Mountain View Elementary, Safe Haven Program Instructor Phillip Geyer, George Washington Middle School, custodian. Shella Salmons, Winfield High, half day cook. Nicole Shamblin, summer SAIL teacher, Lakeside or Hometown Elementary.

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Tuesday,July 24,2012 – Page 7

Thanks for all the Elk

David Payne Sr.

Column by David Payne Sr.

I saw a very interesting article in the West Virginia Division of Natural Resource's magazine last week. The magazine, West Virginia Wildlife, is a quarterly publication of the DNR. In the summer 2012 issue, there's an article on elk management in West Virginia, which for me is quite topical, since I wrote a column about elk management a few weeks ago. The article was written by Gary Foster, who is the DNR's chief of game management – the guy basically in charge of the elk-management efforts. Back when I was an outdoors

writer for a daily newspaper, I paid close attention to the elk situation as soon as we realized we had elk, which had just showed up. I developed a good understanding of what the elk management plan would be and how that plan evolved from numerous interviews over several years. In the article, Foster outlines the plan very similar to the way I did in my column – elk used to live in West Virginia, but we killed them all, now they're back and we'll manage an elk herd in the southern coalfields. However, there is one difference between our two pieces and it's a big one. Foster writes “In 1972, the then West Virginia Department of Natural Resources conducted its first elk reintroduction feasibility study. In 2005, the Division of Natural Resources, with funding provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, completed another study...” But oh my! There is a major can of worms between those two sentences. What Foster doesn't mention is that in that 1972 study, the state of West Virginia studied elk reintroduction and concluded that they would be a lot more trouble than they are worth, primarily because of potential for crop damage and motorists' safety. If you think a deer can do a lot of dam-

age to the front of your car, try hitting an elk sometime. Another 1972 concern – which doesn't apply now – was that the deer population had not yet been restored. But Kentucky made the decision for us. They reintroduced elk there and stacked them right along the West Virginia border. The elk, unaware of the conclusions of our 1972 study, walked on over in search of greener pastures. When the elk finally showed up a few years ago, the West Virginia DNR biologists I talked to knew exactly how we'd be managing the herd. The minute Kentucky stocked elk in 1997, they began working on their game plan. What Foster's article represents to me is an acceptance of what amounts to Kentucky's decision to stock elk in West Virginia as water under the bridge. States do have disagreements and take action to resolve them. In the early years of this country, they could actually go to war with one another, which almost happened a few times – the reason Michigan has its Upper Peninsula was an appeasement in a disagreement with Ohio over who owned Toledo that almost led to a war between them – and did happen during the Civil War. After the Civil War, all those arguments have gone to court instead. Settling such disagreements is the

Project restores Brook-Trout Spawning Area By David Payne Sr.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has completed a project with private enterprise to restore brook trout spawning in the Beaver Fork of the Shaver's Fork River. The project restores access for the Shaver's Fork brook trout to Beaver Creek for spawning, said DNR director Frank Jezioro. “For the first time in 25 years, brook trout in the Shaver's Fork main stem can move upstream into Beaver Creek to their critical tributary spawning areas,” Jezioro said. Shaver's Fork is unique in that it is a big-river brook trout fishery. For more than a century, the stream has suffered the effects of progress, such as railroad construction and logging that have harmed brook trout habitat. The DNR has enlisted the help of West

Virginia University research scientists, stream-restoration experts from the Canaan Valley Institute, and railroad construction specialists from Trakspec Railroad Corporation. The team designed and built a fish-friendly system of culverts and passages, to eliminate obstructions that had blocked brook trout's access to Beaver Creek for spawning. They converted these obstacles to a fish-friendly section of stream with a complex of culverts – the centerpiece of which is a partially-buried 10-foot culvert with a simulated stream channel inside. Midway through the project, a major design change was required to provide a design that could be easily adapted to other streams. “The most impressive thing for me,” said DNR Program Manager Steve Brown “was the way the team pivoted to an entirely new design and pulled together to build such a high-quality project.

Major thanks to the guys at CONTECH Construction Products who located a 10-foot culvert for us in a matter of hours and had it on site in three days.” Jezioro said the project will serve as a model for future transportation culvert replacements because it complies with all current and proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requirements for fish passage through culverts. The effort was part of the DNR's expansion of its Acid Stream Restoration Project, where the DNR has previously worked with private partners to reduce acidity of streams and make them more habitable for trout. Recently, the program has expanded to include physical habitat restoration, thanks in part to new grant funding from congressional appropriations and the Eastern Brook Trout JointVenture. Contact David Payne Sr. via email at

primary reason the Supreme Court even exists. States can and do sue other states – West Virginia was involved in one such landmark Supreme Court case, Virginia vs. West Virginia in the 1870s. Of course, I'm not a legal expert, if I were, I'd probably be out lawyering and not writing newspaper columns. However, I believe that Kentucky is liable for the cost of managing this elk herd it has bestowed on us. It will be a long time before elk-hunting permits will even remotely pay for it. While I suspect elk isn't something you'd make a literal Supreme Court case of, but at the very least you'd think the DNR would be saying Kentucky really pulled one over on us. But that's not what we're saying. Foster's article – which would have needed to have been approved by the DNR higher-ups to run in the agency's official magazine – shows class. It says: these were the cards we were dealt. We're not even going to say that Kentucky dealt them to us from the bottom of the deck. All we are saying is we have elk and this is what we are going to do with them. That, dear reader, is class. The 2005 study concluded that the best habitat for Elk was in the Ohio Valley, but we don't want them there because of high automobile traffic and the high num-

ber of farms where elk could cause serious crop damage. The worst habitat in the whole state was the southern coalfields, but that's exactly where we're going to keep them. There were some other areas where elk would be acceptable, such as Roane, Wirt, and the eastern Highland counties (such as Pendelton) but to get there, they'd have to go through someplace we don't want them, namely the Kanawha Valley and the Beckley area. The DNR will try to keep the elk contained in portions of Boone, Lincoln, Wayne counties and the entirety of Logan, McDowell, Wyoming and Mingo counties. While I wish we could have made the decision ourselves, I am happy the elk are back in West Virginia. I grew up on the bank of the Elk River and often imagined the days of roaming elk when I was a boy. God put them here and we killed them all. It's a major wrong that is righted. But they will cause problems. The DNR will try to keep elk in the coalfields, but ultimately, they'll find their way elsewhere, even in places where we don't want them. This is a story that will be playing out for decades. Contact David Payne Sr. at

Fishing Report Compiled by David Payne Sr. Lower Ohio and Kanawha Rivers: Fishing should be excellent. Jigs with minnows could provide some excellent catches of sauger, white bass, hybrid striped bass and freshwater drum. If artificial baits are your preference white and chartreuse are good colors to try. Blue, flathead and channel catfish activity is picking up. Guyandotte, Coal, Poca, Elk and Mud rivers: Flows are low but local conditions will vary with the current spotty but strong storms that have been passing through. Stephens Lake: Lake is very clear. Catfish have been caught on chicken livers, worms and dip baits. Beech Fork: The reservoir water level is at summer pool. Anglers should call the Beech Fork U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office at (304) 525-4831 for more information. Bass fishing may be slowing now with hot day time temperatures. Try fishing early in the morning or near dusk to beat the heat, channel catfish will be actively feeding during this time as well. Hybrid striped bass and white bass can be caught using white lures. East Lynn: Lake is at summer pool, but muddy from recent storm events. For more information call the corps' recorded message at 304849-9861. Bass will be holding near logs, stumps and fish attracting brush piles. Musky will be found near bush piles and fallen trees. Channel catfish and flatheads will be good throughout the day. Try crappie fishing around standing timber or trees that have fallen into the water. A few walleye have been caught in the lake and tailwater.

Contact David Payne

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Putnam County Fair 2012

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Out and about at the 2012 Putnam County Fair

This very large jumbo cabbage won best of show at the Putnam County Fair.

Hurricane resident Bailey Wolpert, 15, struggles to stay in the saddle of a bucking mechanical bull at the Putnam County Fair Saturday.

Red House residents Lane Parkins, 13 (left), and Bubba Legg, 17, pass the time by playing music Saturday at the Putnam County Fair. The boys were showing pigs at the fair.

The "Round Up" was a popular ride at the fair.

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Work on new Animal Shelter could begin in August By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – Work could begin on the new Putnam County Animal Shelter by mid- to late-August, following a special meeting of the Putnam County Commission on Monday, July 16. The Monday meeting featured the first reading of an ordinance for financing of the Animal Shelter. A second reading of the financing ordinance and a public hearing on the ordinance will now take place at the Commission's meeting on Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. Following the Aug. 14 meeting, if the financing ordinance is approved, work on the new shelter could begin quickly, according to County Manager Brian Donat. “Following the second reading on Aug. 14 we hope to be able to close on financing fairly quickly and turn the contractor loose on the project,” Donat said. At the July 16 meeting, Donat also presented financing proposals for the project. Ohio Valley Bank offered the best fixed rate terms with 3.95 percent over 20

Work could begin by mid- to late-August at the site of the new Putnam County Animal Shelter on the Eleanor side of the Ross Booth Memorial Bridge at Winfield. Photo by Jack Bailey years or 4.2 percent over 30 years. Commissioners voted 2-1 to accept the Ohio Valley Bank proposal, but have not yet decided

whether to take the 20 or 30 year option. Commissioner Steve Andes voted against the Ohio Valley

Bank proposal. Andes said that while he supports the need for a new Animal Shelter he has questioned the cost of the new facil-

ity. Charleston-based BBL Carlton submitted the low bid of $2,053,967 for the new Animal Shelter at a special meeting of the Putnam County Commission on June 21. The new animal shelter will be located on the Eleanor side of the Ross Booth Memorial Bridge at Winfield. It will replace an existing facility in Winfield that has been in use for 27 years. In other news at the July 16 meeting, Donat said that the county finished the past fiscal year, which ended June 30, with a $119,138 carryover in its Coal Severance Fund. Those funds will be used for water and sewer projects in the county, he said. Also, in a first at the July 16 meeting, Putnam County Commissioners Joe Haynes and Gary Tillis both participated via telephone. Haynes was on vacation, and Tillis was at a work-related conference. The next meeting of the Putnam County Commission will be Tuesday, June 24, at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Winfield.

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens

VELMA’S VIEW: Ruben’s Tree Manymanyyearsago,onabeautifulspringday,amanandwomanplanted a tree.The tree would grow to be a big big tree. Thetreewasplantedincelebrationofthebirthoftheirnewbabyson,Ruben. Soon the tree began to grow, as did Ruben. The tree was tender and lean, just like Ruben, but the root was very strong. Rubenwasaverytenderandcaringyoungladandlovedtohearhismotherand father talk about the tree, especially the day it was planted, his birthday! Oneyearonhisbirthday,hewasgivenapuppy.Ohhowhappyanddelighted LittleRubenwas.Hewassixyearsoldandinfirstgrade.Helovedhispuppyand would play with him around the growing tree. In the summer, he would lay with his puppy under the shade of the tree. SoonthepuppyturnedintoadogandlittleRubenwasnotsolittleanymore. He was a young man. The tree had grown and so did Ruben. He thought of all the fun times he had under the tree and had ran, laughed and played with is dog around the tree. IntheFall,thetreeleavesturnedabrightyellowandRubenthoughtthetree was the prettiest he had ever seen. The tree was there to hold up the snow in theWinter, to hold the buds and leaves in the Spring and Summer and to give shade to him and to his dog. Herememberedbirthdaypartiesunderthetreewithfriendsandfamily.He really loved the tree. OnedayRubenwentawaytoschool.Hesaidgoodbyetohismomanddad and of course his dog. His dog was older now and not able to run around the tree like he used to, but he was still under the tree. Rubensawhowmuchhismomanddadlovedhimashedroveawaytocollege. He would return for holidays and special days to see his family It wasn’t long aft Ruben left for college that his dog died peacefully in his sleep.Rubenwassad,butthecycleoflifeforhisdoghadended.Hemissedhis dog, but death was part of life. Ruben graduated from college and began working for the Parks Services as anenvironmentalprotectionofficer.HewouldmakesurethattheParksinhis statewouldbekeptcleanandsafeforallthetrees,streams,fishandwildlife.He learned a lot in college about the well-being of the environment. He loved his work.Hewouldreturnhomeandfindhistreestilltallandstillgrowing.Memories flooded his mind every time he saw it. Ruben met a young girl and they married. She gave birth to a baby boy. Ruben was so happy. He planted a tree in his front yard, just as his mom and dadhaddoneforhim.Hewantedtokeepthetraditiongoing.Whenhissonwas old enough to understand, Ruben told him how the tree in grandma and grandpa’s yard was planted and the story behind it. Benjamin also grew to be agoodyoungman,buthedidnothavetheloveofnatureasRuben.Buthedid have respect for nature. As Benjamin matured, Ruben grew older. Ruben’s grandson was born and little Joseph became the apple of his eye. He taught little Joseph how the trees were used for all good things and how people use wood from the tree to build houses, to use for heat, paper products to use and fruit to eat. Yearswentby,Rubenwasoldernow.Benjamin’ssonhadasonbuthedidnot respect the nature like his dad and grandpa. Ruben would sit for hours under his tree, his steps were slower and he slept a lot more. Oneeveninglateinthesummerevening,Rubewasfoundsleeping.Hehad slippedintotheotherlife.Benjaminandhisfamilywereverysaid,buttheystill had fond memories, and they had Ruben’s tree. ThetreethatwasplanedwhenRubenwasbornwastheplacewherehehad died. Yearswentby.Thegenerationspassedonandon.Thehousebesidethetree wasoldandthenewownersdecidedthetreemustbecutdowntomakeroom fortheirnewhouse.Noonecared.Ruben’sfamilyhadforgottenthestory.Generations from generation the story of Ruben’s tree had been lost. No one kept the tradition alive. Onedaymencamewithsaws.TheycutdownRuben’stree.Itwasaverysad day, but only for the tree. No one remember. But the tree remembered. (Editor’s Note: We hope that you enjoy Velma’s View and ask that you drop us a line and let us know what YOU would like Velma to write about.You may email suggestions/comments to or mail them to PO Box 186, Culloden,WV 25510).

05/21/91, 632 Cross Lanes Drive, Nitro, WV – daytime burglary and grand larceny David L. Bailey, 08/23/86, 24 Bailey Lane, Buffalo, WV - delivery of a controlled substance JeffreyW. Blizzard, 11/06/64, 305 Rockledge Circle, Nitro, WV - driving on a revoked license-DUI related third offense; fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer while under the influence of alcohol; driving under the influence of alcohol; obstructing an officer (2), assault of a governmental representative, and destruction of property Travis L. Boling, 04/28/79, 7 Old County Road, Nitro, WV – daytime burglary and petit larceny Angela M. Nichols Burns, 07/24/80, 2072 Bomont Road, Bomont,WV – fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device (6), forgery (4), attempt to commit fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device (2), and uttering a forged writing Joshua B. Burton, 08/30/89, 17 Carol Drive, Hurricane,WV – delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance Jeffrey D. Campbell, 04/15/84, PO Box 319, Teays, WV – daytime burglary, grand larceny, and embezzlement Edward L. Carter, 03/30/74, 202 Vintroux Hollow, St. Albans, WV – domestic battery, third offense (2) Michael C. Cash, 10/20/86, Route 1, Box 353-A, Buffalo, WVbreaking and entering and grand larceny. Rodney L. Chancy, 12/10/74, 4 Ferry Street, Winfield, WV – failure to provide notice of registration changes Michael T. Crist, 10/06/65, 161 Honeycutt Road, Pliny, WV – sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust; sexual assault in the second degree; use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor; incest; daytime burglary; child abuse causing injury; and domestic battery Christopher J. Crouser, II, 06/26/88, 5 & 20 Mile Mobile Home Park, Lot 18, Fraziers Bottom, WV – daytime burglary and grand larceny Zachary N. Dolin, 06/27/89, 34 Poplar Hills, Hurricane, WV – forgery (4) and uttering a forged writing (4) Susan L. Downey, 03/13/84, 100 Camp Brian Avenue, St. Albans, WV – possession of a controlled substance, attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, and possession of a substance containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine and gross neglect of a child creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury Lindsey N. Eddy, aka Lindsey N. Burton, 05/07/93, 110 Nutmeg Street, Eleanor, 7 Carol Drive, Hurricane, WV – delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance

Timothy W. Elswick, 10/23/72, 107 Faulkner St, St. Albans, WV – grand larceny Larry O. Frazier Jr, 02/19/76, 203 Teays Valley Villa, Scott Depot, WV – kidnapping, malicious wounding, grand larceny and fraudulent scheme Jason L. Gatto, aka Jeremy Bowles, 12/14/75, 4330 Woodall Drive, Charleston,WV – forgery (4); forgery of a public record (2); giving false information to a member of the Department of Public Safety; driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense; and driving on revoked license-DUI related Charles K. Glover, 03/29/66, 29 Culloden Manor, Culloden, WV – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Candice H. Harper, 03/29/82, 99 N. Pinch Road, Elkview, WV – breaking and entering Cuong T. Hunyh, 03/19/87, 5307 Nesting Way, Cross Lanes, WV – robbery in the first degree (2) and kidnapping (2) Robert E. Jones, 10/30/69, 5 Lincoln Street, Scott Depot, WV – attempt to commit fraudulent scheme and fraudulent scheme (2) Okey L. Justice, Jr., 11/27/70, 103 Plantation Road, Pliny, WV – breaking and entering and grand larceny Tiffany F. Logue, 10/20/85, 3228 Sycamore Road, Culloden, WV – robbery in the first degree (2) and conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree (2) Eric J. Lynch, 09/11/64, 125 Shawnee Estates, Winfield, WV – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Roger L. Madden, 04/30/44, 408 Blooming Drive, Hurricane, WV – malicious wounding and domestic battery. Travis M. Meadows, 06/11/87, 918 Evergreen Road, Fraziers Bottom, WV – fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device Timothy L. Menninger, 07/15/77, 3916 39th Street, Nitro, WV – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance Thomas L. Moore, Jr, 12/16/75, PO Box 766, Nitro,WV – driving on a revoked license – DUI related, third offense Robert L. Mullins, also known as Timothy J. Woods, 06/20/68, RR 2, Box 46, Hurricane, WV – uttering a forged writing Kenneth C. Murdock, aka Casey Murdock, 05/22/89, 1529 McCormick Road, Lot 7, Gallipolis, OH – robbery in the first degree, attempt to commit burglary, and escape David M. Myers, 12/20/91, 245 Irene Circle, Hurricane, WV – receiving stolen property Thaddeous J. Outley, 06/24/84, 12785 Collidge Road, Muskegon, MI – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (2) Eric B. Pauley, 05/20/62, PO Box 365, Winfield, WV, 5 Winfield Mobile Home Park, Winfield, WV – murder in the first degree Kevin W. Porterfield, 03/23/70,

3207 Nunley Drive, Charleston, WV – driving on a revoked license – DUI related, third offense; reckless driving; driving under the influence of alcohol; driving on a revoked license-non DUI; and driving without the required security Christopher M. Price, 06/25/89, PO Box 373, Hurricane, WV – fraudulent use of an unauthorized device and petit larceny Charles B. Putnam, 09/30/85, 73 Deerfield Drive, Hurricane, WV – delivery of a controlled substance (2) Dustin R. Reed, 05/15/92, 912 College Avenue, Bluefield,WV – uttering a forged writing and attempt to utter a forged writing Desean M. Saunders, 08/28/91, 44 Sable Point Drive, Hurricane, WV – robbery in the first degree Joseph L. Saunders, 10/23/81, 416 Pumpkin Vine Road, Buffalo, WV – Fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device (3) Eric T. Scarberry, 04/30/90, 610 Keith Street, St. Albans, WV – possession of a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to operate a clandestine drug laboratory Michelle T. Scarberry, 07/15/78, 209 Falls Creek Road, Tornado,WV - possession of a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to operate a clandestine drug laboratory Tracy L. Scarberry, 11/27/68, 104 Ferrell Road, St. Albans, WV - possession of a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to operate a clandestine drug laboratory Troy H. Scarberry, 08/14/62, 11 Keith Street, St. Albans, WV - possession of a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to operate a clandestine drug laboratory Michael S. Smith Jr., 01/05/71, 2018 Mt. Vernon Road, Hurricane, WV – forgery and uttering a forged writing Donald K. Springsteadah, 01/01/66, 200 Eleanor Circle, Eleanor,WV – use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor (2); sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust; possession of material visually portraying a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct (13) Nathan L. Turley, 10/04/89, 121 Poca Circle, Poca,WV – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Melinda K. Westfall, 06/14/91, 16 Marina Park, Hurricane, WV – breaking and entering, petit larceny, and destruction of property. 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.


The Putnam Standard Across 1. Small Asian arboreal ape with no tail 7. “___ Smile” (1976 hit) 11. Inspection Test Date (acronym) 14. Attraction 15. Complain 16. “___ any drop to drink”: Coleridge 17. Loud harsh noises 18. “God’s Little ___“ 19. “So ___ me!” 20. Ollie performers 23. Famously 25. Eats up 26. 1969 Peace Prize grp. (acronym) 27. Common Market inits. 29. Parish council 30. “That’s ___“ 32. Small Australian parrots with brush-tipped tongue 34. Excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services 39. Closed, as a business 40. Abstruse 42. Game keeper? 45. Animal house 47. Fold, spindle or mutilate 48. Pellagra preventer 49. Cache 52. Procedure of assigning names to kinds and groups

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of organisms (pl.) 55. Adaptable truck, for short 56. “Beg pardon ...” 57. Blue book filler 60. “Seinfeld” uncle 61. “Go, ___!” 62. Foreign dignitaries 63. Driver’s lic. and others 64. Edible root of taro plant 65. Cover over

Down 1. Blah-blah-blah 2. “___ say!” (2 wds) 3. Launch 4. Murder without leaving a trace on the body 5. Companion of Artemis 6. Get cozy 7. Fink 8. “Giovanna d’___“ (Verdi opera) 9. Curiosity (2 wds) 10. City in NE Scotland on the North Sea 11. Supplement 12. Someone who travels for pleasure 13. Fancy 21. Lens cover? 22. Slept, Brit. slang 23. Bubkes 24. Assortment


28. Murmured 31. Do away with 33. Most uncouth 35. Combine with 53 (chemistry) 36. Closed tightly 37. Academic term 38. Accommodate

Addition Array Beach Beads Beggar Begin Blade Broke Bulbs Capable Clear Cools Deals Dense Diary Donkey Dress Egypt Eighth Enter Float Guide Issues Lumps Music Opened

41. Grand ___ (“Evangeline” setting) 42. Rings 43. Took part in turbulent disturbance 44. Brief appearances of a prominent actor 46. Fix

Organs Pages Pearl Place Puppet Raced React Reading Ruled Scares Screwed Solid Stair Stand Stare Stick Sugar Surgery Thread Tissue Touch Tramp Uncomfortable Units Urgent

50. ___ brulee 51. Alter 53. Detective’s need 54. BBs, e.g. 58. Victorian, for one 59. Clairvoyance, e.g. (acronym)




NORMAN CRAIG "BUD" AUSTIN Norman Craig "Bud" Austin, 85, of Winfield, formerly of South Charleston, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman C. and Elizabeth R. Austin; former wife, Virginia Vance Austin; and sisters, Arlene Raines and Leona Rosenberger. Bud attended South Charleston High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served on the USS LST 1082 in World War II. He served in the Pacific, earning the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. He retired from FMC as a maintenance supervisor and electrician. He was a member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, the LST Association and American Legion Post 94, South Charleston. He is survived by his wife, Betty Cunningham Austin; daughters, Lou Anne (Mark) Stout of Raleigh, N.C., Kathy (Johnny) Moore of South Charleston and Christy Austin (Butch Little) of Manchester, England; stepson, Doug (Ginger) Cunningham of Winfield; stepdaughter, Sandy (Steve) Morrison of Proctorville, Ohio; sisters, Elizabeth "Peaches" and Junior Caldwell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Edith and Jack Holston of St. Albans; brother, Lloyd (Carolyn) Austin of Florence, S.C.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandson; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service to honor the life of Bud was held Sunday, July 15, at Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, South Charleston, with pastors Richard McGuire and Michael Hurlbert officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 94, P.O. Box 8084, South Charleston, WV 25303. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Snodgrass Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

DELMAR CLAY Delmar Clay, 91, formerly of St. Albans, passed away on July 12, 2012, at Broadmore Senior Living in Hurricane. Delmar was born in Ohley, son of the late Stella McComas Clay and James R. Clay Sr. Delmar was the last survivor of all his siblings, Goldie Emerson and Ivah Tackett of St. Albans, Allwin Clay of Barboursville, Ivis Clay of Central Point, Ore., Ruth Harper of Middletown, Va., and James R. Clay Jr. of Charleston. Delmar graduated from East Bank High School in 1940, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, attended Morris Harvey College (University of Charleston) and Marshall College (University), and retired from Washington Beef & Provision, Washington, D.C. Delmar was also proprietor of Country Boy Market in Berryville, Va., for several years, and worked and retired again from The Salvation Army Shelter in Charleston, and Thrift Store in Hurricane. Delmar is survived by numerous nieces; nephews; special friends; and loved ones. He donated his body to the Human Gift Registry, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. There will be a memorial service at a later time. Donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Charleston Area Command, 310 Tennessee Ave., Charleston, WV 25302.

RAMONA LOUISE CRAIG Ramona Louise Craig, 67, of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. She was a 1963 graduate of Nitro High School and a member of Winfield Church of Christ. Ramona was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed quilting and making jewelry. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Born June 17, 1945, in Nitro, she was the daughter of Robert D. Tucker and the late Norma Lee McGrew Tucker. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Tucker. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Roy Craig; sons, Jeffrey C. Craig of Sissonville and Scott Craig of Buffalo; a sister, Roberta Morton; brothers, Randy Tucker, Richard Tucker and Roger Tucker; grandchildren, Steven Craig, Jeffrey Craig III, Kristen Craig, Ruby Dawn Knapp, MacKenzie Craig, Austin Craig and Breanna Craig; step-grandchildren, Stephanie Bostic, Matthew Bostic and Christopher Bostic; as well as a host of family and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Minister Jeremy Young officiating. Burial followed in Oldaker-Kirk-

patrick Cemetery, Buffalo. Online condolences may be sent to the Craig family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

FRIEDA DANIELLE FERRELL Frieda Danielle Ferrell, 90, of Teays Valley, formerly of Charleston, passed peacefully from this life on Monday, July 9, 2012. She was the daughter of, and was preceded in death by, her father and mother, Okey Newsome Shannon and Dixie Shannon, formerly of Logan; as well as her sisters, Velva Eunice Eagan of Ashland, Ky., and Zelma Ione Link of Alexandria, Va. Frieda was a career employee of C&P Telephone Company and retired after 35 years of service. The family would like to thank Linda Lucas and Alice Atkinson for their friendship and support of Frieda since her retirement. She is survived by her son, David Ferrell and his wife, Cookie, of Teays Valley and daughter, Vicki Petersohn and her husband, Dennis, of Golden, Colo. Frieda is also survived by her grandson, Brian Owens and his wife, Randi, of Littleton, Colo., and two great-grandchildren, Emily and Jillian Owens. A service to honor Frieda's life was held Thursday, July 12, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Randy Stanley officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family asks that donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311. The family is deeply grateful to the staff of Hubbard Hospice West in South Charleston for their tender care and compassion. Memories of Frieda may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, assisted with the arrangements.

BEULAH P. FRAZIER Beulah P. Frazier, 86, of St. Albans passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012, in Hubbard Hospice House. She was born February 26, 1926, in Tazewell, Va., a daughter of Carl and Leona Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Frazier; daughter, Peggy Sue Dean; son, Tom Frazier; and brother, Edward Ward. Beulah was retired from Quality Press Printing and had worked for Biggs Johnston Printing and Bright of America. She was a member of King's River Worship Center and enjoyed doing crafts for many years. She is survived by her son, Robert Frazier and his wife,

The Putnam Standard Debbi, of Orlando, Fla., and John Frazier Jr. of League City, Texas; daughters, Jean McCallister of Charleston, and Betty Bishop and her husband, Dick, of Summersville; sister, Mae Barnabi of Beaver Falls, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-greatgrandchildren. A celebration of Beulah's life was held Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Crum officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Memorial contributions may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

JUANITA GAYE HIGGINBOTHAM Juanita Gaye Higginbotham, 68, of Hometown went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 13, 2012, at her home following a long illness. She was a homemaker and a 1962 graduate of Poca High School. Juanita was a Christian, and a member of the Hometown Independent Mission Church. She loved her family and church family, and her Lord above all. Born July 4, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Emerson Harrison and Glenna Pettit Harrison. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Donald Higginbotham; children, Tammy Matthews and her husband, Randy, of Charleston, and Donald Russell Higginbotham and his wife, Sherri, of Eleanor; brothers, Shirley Emerson Harrison of Martinsburg, and Herbert Eugene Harrison of Hometown; sisters, Phyllis Booth of Beckley, Eunice Ranson of Hometown, and Pat Cartwright of Red House; as well as a host of friends. A special thanks to all the family and friends who helped so much during this time and to HospiceCare for their caring and professional service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 253872536. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Hometown Independent Mission Church with Pastor Darren Persinger officiating. Burial followed in the Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Online condolences may be sent to the Higginbotham family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

EARLINE JANE KERNS Earline Jane Kerns, 86, of Hurricane, formerly of Cabin Creek, passed away on July 13, 2012, at Putnam Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker, a Christian, and had lived in Putnam County the past ten years. Preceding her in death were her husband, Darrell Cecil Kerns; parents, William Mark and Alice Louise Keffer Daugherty; sons, David H., Roger Darrell, Edward A. and Jimmy Walker Kerns. Surviving are her son, Mark Kerns of Hurricane; daughter, Irene Canterbury of Winfield; sister, Blonda Sparr of Liberty, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. At Earline's request, a private graveside funeral service was held Monday, July 16, 2012, at Montgomery Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, London, with the Rev. John Sparr and Chaplain Mike Jarrett officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery. Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle, was in charge of the arrangements. The family suggests that donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

BERNARD C. MORTON Bernard C. Morton, 91, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Nitro, died July 9, 2012, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral. He was the son of the late Jennings J. and Leota A. Morton, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Elsie M. Morton. Bernard was a graduate of Nitro High School in 1938, and received several years of additional training in electrical and pneumatic instrumentation. He was employed at Monsanto Company, where he retired after 43 years of service. He served in the United States Army, 509th Ordnance Company, with duty in the Philippines and Hawaii during World War II as a master sergeant. Bernard was an avid golfer and was a former member of Sleepy Hollow Golf Club. He was also a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nitro. Bernard is survived by his daughter, Melody Vogelbach and husband, Brett, of North Fort Myers, Fla.; son, David Dinsmore Sr. and wife, Deanna, of Burlington, Wash.; grandson, Chase Vogelbach, and granddaughter, Madison Vogelbach, both of North Fort Myers; grandson, David Dinsmore Jr. and wife, Tina, of Winthrop, Wash.; granddaughter, Dena Gabor and husband, Jim, of Burlington; and great-grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley Gabor and Trey, Isabella and Brooklynn Dinsmore. A memorial service was held at Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans, on Saturday, July 14. Entombment followed in Cun-


The Putnam Standard ningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum. Contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL 33909. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, was in charge of arrangements.

DAVID ALAN PHELPS David Alan Phelps 71, of Hurricane, WV passed on to be with the Lord on July 14, 2012. David was the son of the late Hershel and Dora Phelps. He leaves behind his wife Ida Rada Edwards Phelps, three children, Renee Cornell and husband Rick of Chillicothe Ohio, Bruce Phelps and Russell Phelps and wife Kim all of Hurricane; six grandchildren Brian Cornell and wife Nicole of Chillicothe, Sasha, Savannah and Wesley Phelps of Hamlin and Caleb and Emma Phelps of Hurricane; one great grandchild Kylee Cornell of Chillicothe; one sister Wanda Buck of Scott Depot WV; one sister-in-law Yvonne Phelps of Tucson Arizona and a host of family and friends. He is preceded in death by Brother Larry Phelps of Tucson and brother in law Billy Joe Carpenter of Hurricane. David retired from USAW as a Heavy Equipment operator after 25 years of service and from Putnam County Schools as a bus driver after 9 years of service. He was a member of the Fairview Primitive Baptist Church of Culloden, WV. He will be missed. Funeral services were held Tuesday July 17, 2012 at Allen Funeral Home with Elder Harold Johnson officiating, Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Allen Funeral Home assisted the family.

MANUEL RAY Manuel Ray, 79, of Red House passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at his home. Born September 24, 1932, in St. Albans, Manuel was a son of the late Harry W. Sr. and Elsie Quigley Ray. He was also pre-

ceded in death by Harry's second wife, Myrtle Ray; wives, Tamiko Ray and Viola Ray; as well as brothers, Jim Johnson and Paul Ray; sisters, Dorothy Ray and Chloe Ray and Elizabeth Ray; and infant brother. Manuel was a retired pipefitter with 32 years of service with Union Carbide, Institute, and a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Mary Ray of Dunbar and Joey and Virginia "Sissy" Ray of Tornado; stepchildren, Drema Sizemore of St. Albans, Barbara Whyde of Indianapolis, Tony Slate of Indianapolis, Michael Slate of Barboursville and Danny Slate of Kermit; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Jim Frazier of Fraziers Bottom; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Sue Ray Jr. of Winfield and Gary and Cindy Ray of Parkersburg; as well as four grandand six children; great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, 2012, at Funeral Bartlett-Chapman Home, St. Albans, with Jim Frazier officiating. Burial with military honors followed in 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 arrangements.

HERBERT JACKSON ROBINSON Herbert Jackson Robinson, 83, of Apple Grove, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at home. He was born March 4, 1929, in Apple Grove, WV, a son of the late George Robinson and Effie (Flora) Robinson. Herbert was a farmer. Herbert is survived by two brothers, Glenn E. (Mildred) Robinson of Apple Grove, and Richard Robinson of Phoenix,

Arizona; one sister, Evelyn Robinson of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Thursday, July 12, 2012 in the Moore's Chapel Cemetery at Ashton, WV with Pastor Roger Bonecutter officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home where online condolences may be made at

JUDITH ANN SAUNDERS Judith Ann Saunders, 69, of Hurricane, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Fredrick Flint She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jerry Wayne Saunders; sons, John L. Saunders of Hurricane and Jeremy W. Saunders of McKinney, Texas; four grandsons; mother, Alma Ruth Flint; and sisters, Linda Hoffman of Nitro and Marilyn Crawford of St. Albans. Funeral services were private. Please visit to share memories and condolences. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

HAROLD W. TURLEY Mr. Harold W. Turley, 83, of Cross Lanes, passed away July 8, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County; was retired from Union Carbide; and was a member of Community Chapel Church. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Evelyn Turley; first wife, Mabel L. Turley; and son, Jim Turley. He is survived by wife, Dreama K. Turley and her family; daughter, Dreama L. Johnson and her family; brothers, Denver and wife, Minnie, and Charles and wife, Faye; sister, Mary Lou and

Tuesday,July 24,2012 – Page 13 husband, Louis Lynch; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. A tribute to the life of Harold W. Turley was held Thursday, July 12, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Phil Conn officiating. Burial followed in Lanham Cemetery, Cross Lanes. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Turley family. Online condolences may be sent to

JUANITA RUTH WILLIAMS Juanita Ruth Williams, 89, of Nitro passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012, at her home. She was born in Whitesville and was preceded in death by her parents; brothers; sister; and daughter, Deborah Sue Williams Casto. Juanita is survived by her husband, Charles Edward "Eddie" Williams. They would have celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary August 2, 2012. She is also survived by grandsons, Rusty Casto and wife, Bobbie, of Liberty, and Joey Casto and wife, Amber, of Cross Lanes; great-grandsons, Joshua, Dakota, Isaac and Elijah; and a host of other family and friends. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, with her son-in-law, Nick Casto officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery. Visit to share memories or to express condolences. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

ALFRED "JACK" EMANUEL WITHROW Alfred "Jack" Emanuel Withrow, 84, of Dickinson, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, while visiting family in Dallas.

Al was born June 1, 1928, in Putnam County to Austin Lennis Withrow and Martina Howard Withrow. By the age of 22, he had earned a master's of science in chemical engineering from Ohio State University, where he met his wife of over 50 years, Marilyn Jean Hunstead. Al was a true renaissance man, constantly learning. He used his education to run his own chemical plant and the Withrow Research Institute and had patents from his designs. He was a self-taught horticulturalist with a vast garden, specializing in orchids, bromeliads and fruit trees. He was a member of the Galveston Orchid Society and the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society. He taught Sunday school and Bible study, and studied with experts of a variety of faiths. He was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church for more than 55 years. Al reunites in Heaven with his wife, Jean, and brother, Austin. He is survived by his children, Melinda Gonzalez of Alvin, Texas, Jon Withrow of Tennessee Colony, Texas, Marta Durham of Bacliff, Texas, Molly and David Light of Round Rock, Texas, and Laura and Michael Dillon of Alvin. Al is also survived by one brother and his wife, Dr. Curtis and Lucy Withrow of Charleston; seven granddaughters, Beki Mueller, Ryanne Robinson, Sera Gonzalez, Megan Light, Monica Gonzalez, Kaycee Dillon and Jaymee Dillon; one great-grandchild, Erik Mueller; and many beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at Faith Lutheran Church, Dickinson, on Sunday July 22. The family suggests memorial gifts are made to Faith Lutheran Church or the Marilyn Jean Withrow Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund, Alvin Community College, Financial Aid Office, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511.

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