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State clothing voucher applications began July 1 West Virginia residents can apply for school clothing vouchers for eligible children as of July 1. The Department of Health and Human Resources say the vouchers can be used toward the purchase of school clothing. Families who sew clothing for their children can use the vouchers to buy piece goods. Each eligible child will receive a $200 voucher. Children in foster care will automatically receive the vouchers, along with children in families who currently receive cash assistance from WV WORKS. Other families could be eligible if they meet income guidelines. July 31 is the deadline to submit applications. Families must use the vouchers at participating stores by October 31.

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May you all have a safe, Happy 4th of July weekend spent with family and friends… taking in the many activities

planned for this special holiday. May you enjoy the freedom for which so many men and women have given their lives for

us to be free. And, during this busy weekend, please take time to remember the fallen, honor their

commitment to the United States, and say ‘thank you’ to those who still protect this great nation.

July 4th Celebrations: Be Poison Safe The West Virginia Poison Center Offers Holiday Safety Advice CHARLESTON, WV – The Fourth of July is a holiday often filled with family, friends, fireworks, food, and fun, but the West Virginia Poison Center wants to remind residents of ways to stay poison safe during their holiday festivities. According to Carissa McBurney, Community Outreach Coor-

dinator for the West Virginia Poison Center, “Poisonings are the most common when normal routines are interrupted, especially during holidays or parties.” The West Virginia Poison Center offers these poison safety tips during Fourth of July celebrations. · Although glow sticks and

jewelry are not usually a problem, discourage children and pets from biting on them with their teeth. Leaking fluid can irritate the skin, eye, or stomach. · While the biggest danger from fireworks is burns, some fireworks can be poisonous if ingested. Keep fireworks out of reach of small children and pets.

Better yet, avoid buying the smaller fireworks, like snakes, if young children will be present. · Lighter fluid for barbeques or fire pits and lamp oil refills for tiki torches can cause serious injury or death if any gets into the lungs after swallowCELEBRATIONS ON PAGE 4


Page 2 –Thursday,July 4,2013 Hurricane Civic Chorus to perform July 4th The Hurricane Civic Chorus under the direction of Dr. Larry Stickler from Marshall University and talented accompanist, Tom Minshall, will be singing patriotic music Thursday July 4th 2013 in the gazebo at Hurricane @ 3:30 p.m. Come enjoy the singing and then watch the parade. Happy 4th!

Notice: Hall's Chapel EUB Independent Church of 4166 Blue Sulphur Road, Ona WV has cancelled all Saturday night Gospel sings as of July 1, 2013. To confirm any appointments Call 304-633-1274 and talk to Carolyn Adkins only.

Buffalo July 4th Celebration Thursday, July 4th starting at 1pm with a Parade. All day musical groups, Inflatable’s and Games. Fireworks at 10 pm. For more information call Barbara/Jessica Reed 304-937-2452.

Putnam Democrat Club to Meet The Putnam Democrat Club will meet on July 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the old Putnam County Courtroom, 2nd floor. “We will be making plans for our booth at the Putnam County Fair in Eleanor starting July 1320. Bring a covered dish and join us.”

Nitro Seniors Indoor Yard Sale The Nitro Senior Citizens Center is sponsoring an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, July 6, 2013 beginning at 8:00a.m. Tables are being rented for $10.00 per table. Please call Karen at 304 755 3453 for information.

Putnam Farmers' Market Now Open Putnam Farmers' Market is in full swing and now open on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Produce season has kicked in and the Market has a great variety of products available. Most

Community Calendar of the farmers pick their produce just before coming. Food that's local, fresh and tastes great! The Putnam Market is also the first market in the area set up and able to accept EBT and Debit cards!

Attention: Putnam County Seniors Farmers Market Vouchers will be available at your local *Senior Citizens Center Monday, July 1st and every Monday thru Friday until they are gone (except on holidays). *Buffalo Senior Center – 9 am to 12 – located at #48 Wrights Lane in Buffalo, 304-937-3352. * Hometown Senior Center – 9 am to 1 pm – located at 11 1st Ave. N, Hometown – 304-5862745. *Hurricane Senior Center – 9 am to 1 pm - located at 2800 Putnam Ave, Hurricane – 304-5629451.

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 304-638-5722.

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 304-638-8115.

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

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.

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

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)

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

Silver Sneakers Class The Tri-County YMCA in Scott Depot hosts the Silver Sneakers Muscular Endurance Class from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Move to music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Certified instructors lead classes. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

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.

T.O.P.S. No. 599 Polio Survivors Support Group Meetings The WV Chapter of Polio Survivors Support Group meets at noon every second Saturday at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Meetings are held in the Conference Room, which is located next to the cafeteria. For more information please call 304-7366325.

Putnam County Republican Club Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Putnam County Courthouse in Winfield.

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.

Huntington's Disease Support Group Formed A peer-led Huntington's Disease Support Group has been formed in Charleston for patients, families, caregivers and those at risk. The meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital. For more information, call 304-549-3266 or

Curves of St. Albans to offer Free Fitness Assessments Join Curves of St. Albans, the second Tuesday of every month, for “Free Fitness Assessments’. These assessments will be offered to anyone who wants to know their BMI and Body Fat Percentage.

Weekly meetings of TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly," are held at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Patrick Church, 207 Jefferson Street, Bancroft. Questions, call Sharon, 304-523-4618.

Scary Creek Paintball Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 - 6 p.m. Sunday, MondayFriday by appointment only (groups of 10 or more). Open year-round and in operation since 1992, Scary Creek Paintball offers more than 25 acres of paintball fields, including three acres of urban action. Call 800-870-5973 or go online at Scary Creek Paintball, 4345 Scary Creek Road, Scott Depot. Discount packages range from all-inclusive (all rental equipment and paintballs) from $20 (100 paintballs) to $30 (500 paintballs) per day.

Teays Valley Fire Department Computer Lab Hours Teays Valley Fire Department, Scott Depot Road, offers a Computer Lab for public use on Mondays from 3 – 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 – 10 p.m.

Putnam County Library Hours The Putnam County Library, located on Rt. 34 in Teays Valley (Beside Putnam Village) is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop seeks Members Boy Scout Troop 36, based in Hurricane, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The troop stays active with camp outs, summer camp,

The Putnam Standard games, food drives, community service projects and more. The troop meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2635 Main St., Hurricane. For more information, call David Miller, 304-562-9271 ext. 6115, or Steve Caldwell, 304-5629233.

Putnam County Animal Shelter Hours Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The shelter is located behind Winfield Middle School.

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.

Zumba Gold at Hansford Senior Center A new Zumba Gold class is offered at Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Zumba Gold is recommended to beginner and senior participants. Low impact and fun dance workout. Cost $5, no previous registration. You can contact instructor Edith Bourne at 304-881-7564, or at

Buffalo Alumni Banquet 2013 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).

Reunion USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG12/SSN-762 Reunion October 2 – October 6, 2013 at Hilton – Branson, MO. Please contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 458154505. Home: 260-486-2221, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time; Fax: 260-492-9771; email – CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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July 4th Fireworks Safety Summer celebrations are coming up and West Virginians will be busy with cookouts, family reunions and community parades. Unfortunately, celebrations can quickly turn to tragedy for families, especially when children and teenagers are killed or permanently injured by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks. “ANY fireworks-type materials are dangerous,” states Acting State Fire Marshal Anthony Carrico. “Even sparklers can burn hot enough to melt gold and cause third-degree burns. Basically, there is no such thing as safe fireworks.” Facts from the National Fire Protection Association • According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fireworks consistently cause more damage to property than all other outdoor fire causes combined for the Fourth of July (day) in the United States. • According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 92% of the fireworks injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms involved fireworks that Federal regulations permit consumers to use. • “Safe and sane” fireworks are neither. Fireworks and sparklers are designed to explode or throw off showers of hot sparks. Temperatures may exceed 1200°F—hot enough to melt some metals. • An estimated 8,600 people were treated for injuries caused by fireworks in 2010, and 73 percent of the injuries occurred between June 18 – July 18. • Also in 2010, there were 1,200 injuries associated with sparklers and 900 injuries from firecrackers. • Although careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths nationally, the chances of someone dying in a fire caused by fireworks

is three times greater than the corresponding risk than when a cigarette is in use. • Burns are the leading cause of injury from fireworks, followed by lacerations and contusions, all primarily involving the fingers, hands, eyes, and facial area. How CanYou Prevent Fireworks Injuries? By far, the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend an outdoor public display put on by specially trained pyrotechnic professionals. • If you’re going to use sparklers and novelties (the ONLY items permitted by WV law) USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION. Older children should be closely supervised and younger children should not be allowed to play with fireworks at all. • BEFORE USING ANY LEGAL FIREWORKS, read and follow all warning instructions printed on the label. • LIGHT ALL ITEMS OUTSIDE in a clear area away from houses,


Attention: Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS COLUMBUS (SSN-762) past and present, if you would like to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and make new ones, please contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 45815-4505. Home: 260-4862221, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time; Fax: 260-492-9771; email –

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

away from yard debris such as grass, brush, leaves, etc., and away from flammable materials (gasoline cans, newspapers, etc.). • ALWAYS KEEP A BUCKET OF WATER nearby for emergencies and for pouring on items that fail to ignite. • NEVER TRY TO RELIGHT or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Douse and soak them with water, then properly dispose of them. • ALWAYS make sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks. Also be aware that pets have sensitive ears and can be extremely frightened or stressed on the Fourth of July. Keep pets indoors to reduce the risk of injury.

• KEEP unused fireworks away from firing areas. • NEVER IGNITE FIREWORKS IN A CONTAINER, especially in a glass or metal container. Fireworks are more hazardous when confined. • STORE fireworks in a cool, dry, secure place. Check instructions for special storage directions. • NEVER TOUCH UNEXPLODED FIREWORKS, and make sure children understand never to touch them. Follow The Law! • Permissible under West Virginia law are items called “Novelties and Sparklers”: “snakes” and “glow worms”, smoke devices that

produce white or colored smoke, trick noisemakers which include “party poppers”, “string poppers”, and “snappers” or “drop pops”, and wire sparklers, as well as other sparkling devices which emit showers of sparks and sometimes a whistling or crackling effect when burning. • BY STATE LAW, NONE OF THESE NOVELTIES, SPARKLERS AND SPARKLER DEVICES ARE TO BE SOLD TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16. • In West Virginia, the most dangerous types of fireworks prohibited by law include large reloadable shells, festival balls or shots, cherry bombs, aerial bombs (skyrockets, Roman candles), daygo bombs, M-80 salutes and firecrackers. Also banned are the mail-order kits designed to build fireworks. • VIOLATION OF THE FIREWORKS LAW IS A CITABLE OFFENSE. TheWestVirginia State Fire Marshal’s Office wishes everyone a safe, happy summer season. But remember: it’s everyone’s special responsibility to protect our young children and teenagers by ensuring their safety, especially when exposing them to amateur use of fireworks. For more information on consumer fireworks safety, visit the following websites:, w w w. u s f a . f e m a . g ov,

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Grilled Cheese and Bacon Potatoes Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 8 slices bacon 4 large baking potatoes cut into wedges 4 (1 ounce) slices of cheese salt and pepper to taste

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions: Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Place 2 slices bacon each in 4 separate pieces of aluminum foil. The foil pieces must be large enough to fully wrap a potato. Place one potato in each piece of foil. Top each potato with a slice of cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Tightly wrap potatoes with the foil. Place on the prepared grill. Cook approximately 30 minutes, or to desired doneness.

“Confederate Infantryman” Luke Stevens makes Two Appearances at Pipestem Resort State Park PIPESTEM, WV - Two “Civil War Campfires” are scheduled at Pipestem Resort State Park in July 2013, featuring tales and songs of the time. The program will be presented by Luke Stevens, a senior at Concord University in nearby Athens, WV. Stevens, who worked at the park in 2012 as a seasonal naturalist, developed the Civil War Campfire program to commemorate all who fought in the war, specifically those from the present day southern region of West Virginia. “I impersonate a young CSA infantryman and use the songs and

stories of the war to lead guests through a coming-of-age journey of emotions,” Stevens said. His favorite tunes for the program include “Dixie,” “Goober Peas,” “Just Before the Battle, Mother,” and “Tenting on the Old Campground.” Stevens is scheduled for two Civil War Campfires at Pipestem – July 5 and July 12 – as part of the Mountain State’s 150th anniversary activities. The campfire is open to the public at no charge and begins at 7 p.m. at the park campground. The program is interactive and relaxed, welcoming all ages.

July Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Bob McKinney (July 8) – Barboursville Vicki Berry Roland Payne Linda L. Black Steven Shy Annette J. Burden Ronald Shy Gloria Burdette Teresa Shy Mary C. Cadle Cory Sovine Karyn A. Lefebvre Trudy Black Josephine L. Chapman Faith Johnson Marsha L. Chastain Hope Stevens Ronnie L. Chapman, Jr. Fritzi Whitney John H. Clay III Wes Linville Ruby Sue F. Clark Tabitha Linville Justin Curtis (July 12th) Charlotte K. Adams Vickie L. Adkins Pamela S. Alford Molly Bassett Gabriel B. Barringer Thelma L. Comer Zoe M. Barber

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

By Mary Jane “JULY 4th = RABIES” Thought for the week: And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. Luke: 10-34 (KJV) This week we will celebrate the 4th of July, the signing of the Declaration of Independence document in 1776, declaring freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. It was not really signed by the famous signature of John Hancock until August 1776. Seems as though the document became lost in printing for a few days. When recovered, his signature was such outstanding penmanship, that’s where you get the cliché - sign your John Hancock. Since it is a national holiday, we celebrate with families and friends, watch parades, have picnics, and cookouts; ending the day with the customary fireworks display - making it a day to remember. Well, I remember one July day in the early 50’s, the disease of rabid dogs hit in our area. While playing outside the house, my mom called “get in the house now!”, a neighbor had phoned

and informed her a stray dog was running down our country road, foaming at the mouth, growling, and snapping at anything in its pathway. A few times, more than once, we encountered this dog madness in our community. Rabies is a viral disease that travels to the brain and infects the central nervous system - any warm blooded animal may become infected; and thru saliva from a dog or bat bite, be transmitted to humans. A vaccine in 1885 by Louis Pasture and Emile Roux has been successful. Still rabies virus causes about 55,000 human deaths worldwide annually, in the warmer months, and warm climate areas, of the world, such as Africa and Asia. The treatment for this disease is a 10 to twelve week course of continuous painful, serum shots, direct to the stomach (which my brother had to endure after being bitten by a rabid dog many years ago). The dog had fallen thru a basement window at night, early morning came, it was heard growling. Without caution, my brother opened the basement door to go down and see - the dog jumped, biting him on the arm. The local Dr. instructed him

The Putnam Standard to remove its head and take it to the Charleston Health Dept. to confirm it was rabid. So his treatment began and continued for many following weeks. He did recover and became well again. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. Psalm 41: 3. July 3rd marks the beginning of dog days, typically the most humid and hottest days of the year. July is the least amount of weddings month. July birthstone is the ruby. Verse IV of a poem called “THE NAME OF OLD GLORY’’ written by James Whitcomb Riley sums it up about our dear old flag, that we should fly it proudly, every day of the year, not only on the 4th – at which time, we notice most. The poem goes like this: And it spake, with a shake of the voice, and it said; By the driven snow-white and the living blood-red of my bars, And their heaven of stars over head. By the symbol conjoined of them all, skyward east, As I float from the steeple, or flap at the mast, Or droop o’er the sod, as the glory of God So I came by the name of OLD GLORY. Prayer: Thank you our Father, for our freedom, to be able to worship you freely in our own ways. Amen.

CELEBRATIONS FROM PAGE 1 ing. Unfortunately, tiki torch fuel can look like apple juice and is often sold in containers that look like juice containers. To prevent accidental poisonings, do not use drinking cups to transfer lighter fluid. Always keep these products in their original container and away from children. · Alcoholic beverages can pose a risk to children and pets. Keep all alcoholic beverages out of reach of children and pets and immediately clean up any leftover containers following festivities. · To avoid food poisoning during warm weather gatherings, keep hot food hot and cold foods cold. If left at room tem-

perature for long periods, discard all food that would require refrigeration. Make sure all meats are thoroughly cooked and do not use the same plate before cooking and after cooking to avoid cross-contamination. · If you suspect a poisoning has occurred, do not wait for symptoms to appear. Call the West Virginia Poison Center at 1800-222-1222. Medical experts at the West Virginia Poison Center are available 24/7, even on the holiday, to answer calls about poison emergencies and poison questions. · Save our number (1-800222-1222) in your cell phone to have available wherever your fes-

tivities may be. About the West Virginia Poison Center: The West Virginia Poison Center provides comprehensive emergency poison information, prevention and educational resources to West Virginians 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The WVPC is staffed by nurses, pharmacists and physicians with special training in treatment of poisonings. Located in Charleston, WV, the WVPC is a part of the West Virginia University-Charleston Division. Toll-free:1-800-2221222. Schedule your Summer Portrait Session Now! • • • • • • • •

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Christian's Sports Beat: Experience Speaks for Itself

By: Christian Deiss

Charleston - A familiar face in local sports reporting in the 80’s and 90’s has returned to the Metro Valley area, but this time he is on the radio instead of television. Dave Weekley, a native of Harrison County can be heard across the state Monday through Friday as he hosts West Virginia Radio’s “Hot Line” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and I recently interviewed Weekley, live on his show in WCHS-AM’s studios in Charleston.

Christian at the microphone in the WCHS radio studios in Charleston. Courtesy Photo

I wanted to find out right away why Weekley wanted to become a sports reporter. “I think most sports reporters are failed athletes. Once I went as far as I could go in high school sports, I wanted to stay close to it, and reporting gave me that opportunity," he said. Weekley graduated from West Virginia University in 1980 with a degree in journalism after attending Bridgeport High School. He has been a reporter for 35 years and has gotten to interview a number of interesting people, such as Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali and singers Stephen Stills and Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Weekley told me about his love for covering baseball. “I have covered a lot of baseball and enjoyed every minute of it from spring training games to regular season games, and I have covered three World: 1990, 1997 and 2008,” he said. Before returning to his home state, Weekley worked for Major League Baseball in Tampa Bay, while also doing freelance playby-play for ESPN and other sports networks. Everybody has a favorite sport. I asked Weekley what sport he likes the best. “My favorite sport is probably college basketball followed closely by the National Football League and my favorite college team is WVU," he said. Before leaving for Florida in the 90’s, Weekley reported sports for WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, WDTV-TV in Bridgeport and WCHS-TV in Charleston. Being a young sports reporter, I wanted some advice for myself and other young reporters from a veteran broadcaster. Weekley provided some. “You will have to be a jack of

all trades, you will need to be able to interview people and write effectively, and in the years to come you will probably have to take your own photographs and shoot your own video, so you will need to be able to do all of those things,” he explained.

Christian chatting with Dave Weekley, host of Hotline, heard statewide on the WV Radio Network. Courtesy Photo A lot of reporters that you see now on ESPN and MLB Network were once players, such as Barry Larkin (Cincinnati Reds), Billy Ripken (Baltimore Orioles) and even Mike Ditka (Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys). Weekley also played sports in high school, but quickly found out his talent was with a microphone, not a baseball bat. “I pretty much played all the sports, a lot of baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming - just about anything, I just wasn’t good so I became a reporter,” he said. It was fun visiting the broadcast studios and seeing Dave Weekley hosting Hot Line. Someday I would like to be the one behind the microphone. I will only have to follow my dream and see where it takes me.

PSC Warns of Utility Billing Scam The Public Service Commission has issued a warning about scam phone calls in Virginia and Kentucky from people claiming to represent electric companies. The callers threaten to “shut off electric service unless a delinquent bill is paid within a matter of hours.” The callers instruct customers to go to Wal-Mart or another store and buy a Green Dot Visa or similar pre-paid debit card, load money onto the card and pay over the phone. Elderly people and businesses are being targeted.

Scammers reportedly have created a sense of legitimacy by making the name and number of the power company appear on the victims’ caller ID. Although the scam has not yet been reported in West Virginia, the PSC is reminding West Virginians to be vigilant, use common sense if contacted about utility payments and keep the following in mind: · Utility company representatives calling about a delinquent bill would not specify a method of payment. · Customers should only

use methods authorized by the utility company to pay bills. · Anyone who receives a billing call should try to verify the identity of the caller and report to police calls that seem similar to the scam. For more information on authorized payment locations, contact your utility company.

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Velma’sView By Velma Kitchens Camping What possesses men and women to take off for the mountains to go camping when they have all the modern conveniences of home? I noticed this a couple weeks ago as we were at Watoga State Park and thought to myself, are we silly or just adventurous? Some people like to rough it, which I call sleeping in tents and cooking on the Coleman stoves and going to the bathhouse for personal needs. Others are semi-roughers who like to stay in their camping vans which do have some of the modern conveniences - like some electrical hookups - like the necessity of coffee. We used to have a camper van which had a sink, refrigerator, microwave and a two burner propane stove. We even had air conditioning! The camp fire at night and in the chilly mornings is really nice. Nothing to do but sit around and commune with nature. We did see deer come right up to us as they are used to people and then there are the squirrel and the birds and the crow. I guess the crow followed us from home to Watoga. I did see the people put up the pop up campers and that to me is the easiest way to go. I found that the men do the driving and the women get out and direct the way into the camp site for the men. All the time to put everything up, get the firewood, get the water and everything set up takes work. It really does take work to play. Sometimes we have to go back to work to get a rest. We found we didn't use our camper van so much so we sold it. We since have a van that sleeps two people and is easier to drive than the camper van we had. Then there are those who have the big deluxe campers that have all the conveniences of home, I mean really everything! I think you could just sell your house and live in your deluxe roving home and travel but I wouldn't want to buy all that gas. There are a lot of things to do while camping but I like to read and do much of nothing, just rest and relax. There is no cell phone reception; at least I have not found any with my service. We drove into Marlinton into civilization but I find that civil is in the park around the campfire and listening to the sounds of the night. No matter how much time it takes to do the cooking and the cleaning up and all the other things, it is worth it. And we had wonderful weather - the Greenbrier River was very low and the weather was not warm enough to tube down the river. That is really a good time on the river but for the last three years the river level when we have been there was low. People have fun fishing on the river or just wading. Camping is fun and you just never know what adventure awaits you in the mountains.

Annual Car & Bike Show – July 4th Trojan’s Car Club will host their Annual Car & Bike Show on Thursday, July 4th in Buffalo, WV. Entry Fee: $10.00 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 Registration: 9:00 to 12:30 Awards @ 3:00 Door prizes, games, music, and food. Fun for the whole family.

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The African Children’s Choir to perform Locally! The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children's Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history. MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow's Africa, by focusing on education. The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artist such as, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carry, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers! Appearing at: St Andrew United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 4 at 11:00 am (815 Kanawha Terrace Saint Albans) The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

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Fruth Takes Care of Families using Mobile Technology Innovative Solution to Refill Prescriptions and Manage Health Information via Mobile Phone POINT PLEASANT, WV – Fruth Pharmacy is now offering a mobile application to make it even easier for customers to manage their health and prescription needs. Customers can refill prescriptions, and receive pickup and dosage reminders through the convenience of their mobile phones. Smartphone users can access the store locator and weekly specials. In about three months, Fruth prescription bottles will have a new 4” label with a QR code to allow for quick-refill by scanning the code with the mobile app. A text-messaging option for non-smartphone users enables customers to receive many of the same benefits. "Fruth's mobile pharmacy solution is a logical extension of our commitment to family care," says Lynne Fruth, President and Chairman of Fruth Pharmacy. "Our customers’ mobile phones will make it possible to manage prescriptions for the entire family and access a wide range of our pharmacy services.” The new app and its mobile website,, operate on a secure network created by San Francisco-based mscripts, the leader in mobile pharmacy solutions. mscripts’ hosted, enterprise-grade solution is the mobile health platform for millions of direct, 2-way interactions between pharmacies and patients, resulting in greater medication adherence

and enhanced customer satisfaction. The easy-to-use app is available as a free download through Apple iTunes, the An-

droid Market, or "A mobile pharmacy solution demonstrates Fruth Pharmacy's

dedication to delivering solutions that help busy families make managing their health convenient," says Mark Cullen, CEO of mscripts. "The text and mobile application make it easy to refill prescriptions and keep current on medications, translating into health benefits for everyone." About Fruth Pharmacy Fruth Pharmacy has been serving Southwestern West Virginia and Southern Ohio since 1952. Fruth is a full-service pharmacy and retail store. For more information, visit Fruth Pharmacy at You can also learn more about Fruth Pharmacy on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress. About mscripts mscripts delivers the most comprehensive mobile health platform used by thousands of pharmacies today. Pharmacy patients manage their prescriptions and health on their mobile phone through 2-way interactive SMS messaging and branded mobile applications, natively supporting over 99% of all mobile phones. mscripts improves adherence by supporting patient needs, improving the convenience and ease of filling prescriptions, and applying advanced analytics to better understand patient behavior. Learn more at

Red, White and Blue Golf Scramble at Canaan Valley State Park July 4 DAVIS, WV - Canaan Valley State Park’s golf course is celebrating Independence Day by hosting a Red White and Blue Golf Scramble tournament, Thursday, July 4. The activity is open to any golfer at this Tucker

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A new look at an old book

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

A few days ago, I was looking around in my bookcase for something to read and came across “Smallmouth Bass and Streams” by John Tertuliani. John gave me that book eight

years ago, but I had forgotten that I had it. Back then, I worked at a daily newspaper at the time and did our outdoors page for the Sunday newspaper. He sent me that book, along with what, at that time, was his latest book “Catching Bluegill.” As a scientist, fisherman and author he is a unique individual. There was very little information out there about bluegill fishing because experienced anglers the kind of anglers who write the angling books - usually don't take them seriously. John saw the need and wrote the book. Not only did I forget I had the Smallmouth book, I had forgotten just how unique it is. Maybe that was because it wasn't information that I was using at the time. When I lived in Parkersburg, I fished at least an hour every day (I fished about an hour before

work and during my lunch hour) and fished the same routine each year, based on which fish were active. In late December or early January, I flyfished for carp (I have caught some 30 pound fish on my eight-weight rod). From the middle of March until June I would fish with spin tackle for white perch (freshwater drum). In mid June, the Ohio River would warm up (it was a very slow warmer) enough to where white bass were active. With white bass, flyfishing was all about imitating the gizzard shad. On the Ohio River, if you can find the gizzard shad, you can literally catch a fish every other cast. The smallmouth, however, is the fish I cut my teeth back home on the Elk River. I grew up at an incredible place – I could literally step out of my backyard, step into the Elk and wade through more than a mile of river teeming with smallmouth.

When I was a kid, I didn't carry a tacklebox with me. I carried the same two lures – and only those two – for years. One was a blue minnow of unknown origin (I believe I still may have it) and the other was a Heddon Tiny Torpedo. Since I was wading, if I snagged one of the lures, I just waded or swam over and retrieved it. Reading John's book takes me back to that childhood of smallmouth bass fishing and the days where, as an adult, I've flyfished for smallmouth bass and didn't know anybody else was doing it, let alone writing a book about it. Eight years ago, I talked to John at length about his book and fishing. He's incredibly knowledgeable about what fish eat. He was, after all, an aquatic entomologist for years. That's given him unique insight into fly patterns and presentation. He designs flies for what they will look like to a

fish in the water and aerodynamics (ease of casting). His fly pattern for crayfish is simply brilliant. It is very, very simple – a wooly bugger with two glass beads for eyes at the rear of the hook. Simply tie them onto the other end of the hook and that crayfish imitation becomes a shad imitation. His crayfish fly was the fly of the month at a few years back. You can find detailed instructions there on how to tie it, complete with pictures. Check out month/FOTM032005.htm for more information on that fly. You can find the books easily enough on the Internet. Both are for sale on Hopefully, one of these days, I'll catch up with John again. Hopefully, on a stretch of smallmouth water someplace. I know a good one.

State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the Anchorage Daily News. He left a picnic to go on a bike ride. While out riding, he came across a black bear and threw the bear a piece of meat, which it ate. He threw it another piece of meat and the bear's demeanor suddenly changed. “That’s when it kind of went ballistic,” Ipsen said. Park rangers later found the bloodied man washing himself at the campground. He was treated and released from a hospital in Anchorage. He could face charges of illegally feeding wildlife. You can download free Ebooks at the West Virginia DNR Web site. I remember always getting these neat little wildlife books from the DNR at

soil conservation camp when I was a kid. You can actually download those now from the DNR Web site at books.shtm. Not all of the state government wildlife books I remember are available there, but there are some interesting ones: “The Bear Facts,” “Bobcat Brainteaser,” “Coyote Challenge,” “Snakes of West Virginia,” “Eagles of West Virginia,” “Neotropical Birds of West Virginia,” “Tiger Beetles of West Virginia” “Plant Field Guides,” Toads and Frogs of West Virginia” and “Wild Cookin' Recipes Handbook.”

Outdoors Roundup Two men apparently trying to recreate “Huckleberry Finn” found their trip cut short as they were rescued by conservation officers on the Ohio River near Parkersburg on June 18. Someone in Parkersburg saw the men floating down the river, up from recent rains, on a floating boat dock and called 911. Conservation officers Capt. David Trader and Sgt. Chris McKnight launched their boat and navigated down the swollen, debris-choked river to rescue the men. “At first we didn’t see anyone on the dock, but upon closer inspection we found two males huddled, wet and shivering, beneath a camouflaged tarp,” said Capt. Trader. “To add to the problem, we saw a barge approaching our location from the south. We quickly gave the men life jackets from our boat and told them to put them on.” During the years I was a reporter in Parkersburg, I got to know McKnight very well. He was always serious, but very

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friendly. When I met him it hadn't been too many years since he'd gotten out of the military. His boots were always shined to a mirror finish and he had that military poise, which I'm sure he still has. He was the kind of man you'd figure was a hero. He certainly proved that when he jumped off the relative safety of his boat to help those men. The two men were so fatigued that they had difficulty tying off the raft to the patrol boat and getting aboard, so McKnight jumped over to the unsecured floating dock and helped them secure it to the DNR craft. The men, both from Maryland, were identified as Tyler Jennings, age 22, and Quinn Porter, age 21. Officers learned that the two men had removed the dock from the bank upriver on the Little Kanawha River in some asinine scheme to float it down to the Mississippi River. Belpre police allege the men had drug paraphernalia among the men’s belongings. WVDNR has issued citations for not hav-

ing safety equipment (life jackets) to Porter and possession of fishing equipment without a fishing license to Jennings. “Both men thanked us for rescuing them after they received their citations and were released,” Capt. Trader said. “Sgt. McKnight observed that if we had been a few minutes later we would have been recovering two bodies.” We certainly all owe Capt. Trader and Sgt. McKnight a debt of gratitude for risking their lives as they did. An Alaskan man learned the hard way why you don't feed the bears. The man – Alaska officials are withholding his identity – was mauled at a lake north of Anchorage by a black bear. Black bears are normally docile and tend to avoid contact with humans unless they learn to associate humans with food (which is why you don't feed the bears). Was alcohol involved? Most definitely, officials said. “He'd been drinking,” Alaska

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Brandon Posey Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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BATON ROUGE, LA - The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Brandon Posey of Scott Depot, W.V., was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Posey is pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Marshall University. Posey is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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Putnam County 4-H’ers Pledge Their “Hands for Larger Service” As we say in 4-H, “I pledge by my hands to larger service,” on Sunday, May 5, 12 Putnam 4H’ers, leaders, and parents from the Trailblazers 4-H Club got their hands dirty at Hometown Community Park. The park, which was greatly affected by the big storm in July of 2012, received a bit of a makeover where the Hometown Park sign awaits to be put back into place. The flower garden, which is comprised of petunias, marigolds, and a couple of shrubs were arranged and planted by the 4-H’ers and then topped off with mulch which was donated from Valley Cash Feed in Nitro.

Pictured above, the 4-H members stand and show off their hard work from the May 5th afternoon. Row one, left to right: Alexis Stover, Lily Byars, Lily Smith, Jack Byars, and Luke Smith. Row two: Mandy Smith, and Lainey Smith.

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Men, women and children from across the country participate in the annual Tour de Coal. More than 300 ventured down the Coal River Saturday June 22. Photos by Justin Waybright

Kohl’s Department Stores rewards Volunteer Efforts of West Virginia Youth Local youth volunteers receive Kohl’s gift card and chance to receive $1,000 regional scholarship for outstanding community service MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. The Kohl’s Department Stores’ (NYSE: KSS) Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism. Twelve youth from West Virginia will each receive a $50 gift card

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winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. In total this year, Kohl’s will recognize more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes.

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Down 1. Neon, e.g. 2. “A jealous mistress”: Emerson 3. Bagpipes country 4. Accounts 5. About 6. Black and white bearlike mammals 7. Field worker 8. Bow 9. Practice 10. Shepherd’s pie ingredients 11. The plant and animal life of particular regions 12. Dead (2 wds) 13. Lots 21. Belches 22. Justification 23. “___ Maria” 24. 100 kurus 28. Holiday music 31. One who avoids giving a direct answer 33. Instructions to report

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PATTIE A. BRUMFIELD Pattie A. Brumfield, 48, of Glenwood, WV, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab. She was born June 25, 1964, a daughter to the late Emzie Brumfield and Loma Deal Brumfield Pauley. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death (besides her parents) by one sister Bernice Brumfield. She is survived by special friend Cotton Mayes, and special aunt April Adkins, one uncle William Deal, and four aunts; Helen & Kenneth Mayes, Mary & Joe Mayes, Pam & Robert Ford, Cordellia (Fay) & Bill Prichard, and several cousins. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, WV, with Rev. Ronnie Wright officiating. Burial was in the Jeffers Family Cemetery in Scottown, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at

MICHAEL FREEMONT "MONTY" CARRIER Michael Freemont "Monty" Carrier, 63, of Sissonville, passed away suddenly on June 19, 2013, at home. Monty retired from DuPont, having worked as a chemical operator. He also worked for Kirby Logistics Marine as a tankerman. Monty enjoyed hunting, fishing and always dreamed of going gold prospecting. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Fremont and Mamie Carrier; mother, Phyllis Carrier; father, Chester Payne; son, Steven Michael Carrier; grandson, Roger Cole Spurlock; and numerous other extended family members. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 32 years, Susan

Carrier at home; children, Wesley Allen Carrier of Kenna, Kelly Sue Ashworth of Rome, N.Y., Rhonda Banks of Cross Lanes and Lisa Tincher and her husband, Michael, of Hurricane; sister, Gladys Stone of Texas; brother, Bill Carrier of St. Albans; grandson, whom he raised, Cody Ashworth at home; nine grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Services were held Thursday, June 27, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with Pastor Buddy Mairs officiating. Burial was in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville. Condolences may be sent by visiting

DAN EDWARD CLAY Dan Edward Clay peacefully ascended into the eternal comfort in the presence of God on June 23, 2013, following a brief illness. He spent his final earthly days with his family and with the attentive and compassionate staff of the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington. He has a humble family who shall remain forever grateful for the sacrifice, love, patience, and loyalty he offered each moment of his selfless life. He is survived by his loving wife, Charlene Mason Clay; son Bruce Edward Clay; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki Clay Sizemore and Tim Sizemore; four grandchildren, Sydney Clay Emana and husband Anthony Emana, Tyler Clay, Zachary Sizemore and Lauren Sizemore, all of Huntington. Additional survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Theresa Clay of Fort Worth, Texas and sister-in-law Arlene Clay of Milton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Ruby Ashworth Clay of Milton, brother Rufus and wife Janice Clay of Louisiana and Ralph Clay of Milton, nieces and nephews and cousins. He was born on January 4, 1933, in Huntington, West Virginia. He was raised in Milton during the era of the Great Depression, which taught him the values of work, service, sharing and frugality. He remained true to these principles through his work, his services and his relationships. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean conflict, as his three brothers had done 10 years earlier in the South Pacific. Following his discharge from the Air Force, he began his 34-year career as Director of Purchasing at Cabell Huntington Hospital, three months after its opening. After his retirement from there, he began a second career at the Red Cross in Huntington, where he developed his second family. He reluctantly retired from there only three years ago after 24 years of dedicated service, due to health reasons. He was married nearly 60 years to his wife who was the undying

object of his attention and love since their meeting prior to his military deployment. As their years together passed, their mutual affections and their faith in God only deepened as they grew together and then aged together. His children remain in awe of his commitment to his family and strive each day to live and parent with such love, clarity and generosity. His four grandchildren now have appreciation of how to love unconditionally and to care for others because he was briefly in their lives and now forever in their hearts. His extended family includes his loyal friends, Bob Steele, a dedicated and thoughtful family friend, Ann, Frank, Betty and Clayton Smith, faithful and loving friends and neighbors. He also had numerous friends at his church, Lewis Memorial Church, and at the Red Cross, including Chuck Whisman and Caroline Beckleheimer. He loved gardening, old television shows, sacred music and arguing with umpires and referees. He never missed a ball game, an assembly, a graduation or a chance to vote. He was unassuming, humorous, and modest. While we miss his smiles, his laughter, and the fact that he always made the other person the center of attention, we have committed ourselves to living our lives with his spirit ever-present. We are the luckiest family on earth because God lent him to us for just enough time to make us all have a truly wonderful life. He was anxiously waiting to meet his first great-grandchild Hunter Emana, who is due in July. Funeral services were held Friday, June 28 at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. David Lemming officiating; burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Memorial donations may be made to Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, the American Red Cross, or his favorite charity, Smile Train, which provides free cleft surgery to children in developing countries.

ANNA G. COOK Anna G. Cook, 66, of Randleman, N.C., formerly of St. Albans, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 8, 2013. Anna Gaye was born June 17, 1946, in Nicholas County. She was a long-time resident of St. Albans, where she was a homemaker. In her spare time she loved picture framing and was very creative in making floral arrangements. She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. Ray W. and Irene D. Wilson and son, Mark H. Cook, all from Randleman, N.C. Surviving are her brother, Ray W. Wilson Jr. (Sheila) of Ponce Inlet, Fla.; son, Michael W. Cook (Margie) of Nitro; daughter, Stacey R. Wilcox (Noah) of St. Albans; four grandchildren; and a host of family and friends from North Carolina and West Virginia.

Thursday,July 4,2013 – Page 11 A private service was held June 13 for immediate family. The arrangements were provided by Pugh Funeral Home of Randleman, N.C.

MARY ANN DESMOND Mary Ann Desmond, 59, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born November 20, 1953, in Charleston, Mary was the daughter of the late Charles M. Sr. and Mary E. Hall Robinson. She was a graduate of St. Albans High School and formerly a nursing assistant for over 10 years at St. Francis Hospital and a homemaker. She also had worked at Brookside Child Shelter Home in Kanawha City, Kanawha County School Board as a cook and Shoney’s in St. Albans. She was a Christian and was very full of life and was a people person. She is survived by her husband, James D. Desmond; children, Charles Wright of Dunbar, Anetria Stewart of Charleston, Colenna Kelley of Poca, Jonathan Desmond and Teresa Desmond, both of St. Albans; brothers, Charles Robinson Jr. of St. Albans, Stevie Robinson of Charleston and Bernard Robinson of Jefferson; and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, June 24, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Rev. Richard R. Bullard, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. You may share memories or condolences with the family at m. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to BartlettChapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177.

AMY MICHELLE JARVIS DONIFF Amy Michelle Jarvis Doniff, 33, of Ona, died June 16, 2013. Services were held Friday, June 21, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

LARRY AUSTIN DUNCAN Larry went home to be with his Lord on June 23, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born December 2, 1934, in Point Pleasant. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Jackson Duncan and first

wife, Kathryn Joy (Bruffy) Duncan. He is survived by his current wife, Peggy Rimmer Duncan; mother, Irene Roush Duncan; sister, Lyda Duncan Virden; daughters, Susan Reis (Bill) and Linda Kate Duncan Jarrett (Mike); son, Dennis Duncan; stepsons, Raymond (Liesel) Folden and Gary (Carol) Folden; stepdaughter, Mona (Rick) Imhoff; and many grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Larry was a graduate of St. Albans High School in 1953. He was a member of the Red Dragons Alumni and Twin City Bible Church in Nitro. He served four years in the Naval Reserves aboard the USS Coral Sea aircraft carrier. He retired from C&P Telephone Company with over 40 years of service and was a member of Bell Pioneers. Larry was a charter member of Teays Valley Fire Department and served as assistant fire chief. He was also an EMT with Putnam County EMS. Larry was a real estate agent with United Realty in the Greater Kanawha Valley. He was active with Winfield High School Band Boosters during his children's years with the band. As being involved in his community, Larry's greatest joy was the community of his family and friends, where his wisdom and quick wit was delightful and will always be cherished. The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the wonderful care given at Cabell Huntington Hospital Cancer Center and especially to Hospice House West. A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 26, at Twin City Bible Church with Pastor Scott Bandy officiating and Pastor Bill Egerdahl assisting. Internment was at Cunningham Cemetery at a later date. The family requests donations to be made to Hospice House West in honor of Larry.

PAUL EDWARD HARTMAN Paul Edward Hartman, 76, of Culloden, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the home of his daughter. Born June 12, 1937, in South Charleston, he was a son of the late Fred C. and Mildred Robinson Hartman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; his son, P.J.; and his siblings, Don, Margaret, Naoma, Fred, Jr. "Whitey," Robert


Page 12 –Thursday,July 4,2013 "Red," Jerry "Ike," Suzanne and Bobby Jack. Paul was retired from Union Carbide with 27 years of service and was co-owner/operator of Hartman & Kirkhart Electric. Following his retirement from Carbide, he worked as a civilian consultant with the West Virginia State Police. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hurricane, where he also served on the usher committee and was a board member of the former Teays Valley Association Church Camp. Paul also was a member of Putnam Masonic Lodge #139, AF & AM and was a former equipment manager for the Charleston Rockets in the 60's. Surviving are his daughters, Barbara Jean Collins (Monk) of Hurricane, Jenny Hartman of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Susan Wiseman of Winfield; brother, George Hartman of St. Albans; grandchildren, Derek, Maggie and Anna Collins. Funeral services were held Monday, June 24, at First Baptist Church, Main Street, Hurricane with Rev. Jerry Losh and Rev. Mark Kilburn officiating. Burial with Masonic rites followed in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane was honored to assist the Hartman family. Online condolences may also be shared by visiting

DEBRA LYNN HOOD Ms. Debra Lynn Hood, 57, of Columbus, Ohio, died June 22, 2013. Services were held Thursday, June 27, at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Hood family.

ROBERTA M. "BOBBIE" HOWARD Roberta M. "Bobbie" Howard, 68, of St. Albans, formerly of San Pedro, Calif., passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at CAMC General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Howard. Bobbie was a 1962 graduate of Nitro High School, attended Marshall University, an employee of Benefit Assistance Corporation for over 18 years and was the coowner of Just For Teens Boutique in San Pedro, Calif., prior to her return to West Virginia. Bobbie enjoyed spending time with her mother and she dearly loved her

nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed the many friendships she made over the years. She was an avid Lakers fan, especially Kobe Bryant. She is survived by her mother, Beulah M. Howard; sister, Sharon Thomas and husband, Homer, of Nitro; and brothers, Charles Howard and wife, Allison, of Charles Town and Bill Howard and wife, Debbie, of Poca. She is also survived by nieces, Missy Harris and Megan Howard; nephews, Adam Howard, Bryan Howard, Connor Howard and Spencer Howard; great-niece, Whitni Hawley; and greatnephew, Hunter Hawley. A celebration of Bobbie's life was held Wednesday, June 26, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with Pastor Cheryl Withrow and the Rev. J.F. Lacaria officiating. Entombment was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Karen Diehl and Sarah Anthony and a very special thanks to Little Johnny Reppert. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, assisted the Howard family and you may extend online condolences at

RUTH E. MCCLANAHAN Mrs. Ruth E. McClanahan, 94, of Red House, passed away June 18, 2013, at Genesis Putnam Center. Mrs. McClanahan was a member of Paradise Bible Church and the Hometown Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvie McClanahan and sons, Frank and Pete McClanahan. She is survived by her daughter, Ethel Sheets of Eleanor; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-greatgrandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Ruth E. McClanahan was held Saturday, June 22, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Mobley officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the McClanahan family.

FRANCES MEADOWS MILLER Frances Meadows Miller, 85, of Lesage, W.Va., passed away Mon-

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day, June 24, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. Services were conducted Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Ridgelawn Memorial Park Abbey of Devotion. She was born July 3, 1927, in Winfield, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lave and Ruby Jewell Arthur Duncan. She was preceded in death by her first husband Berl Meadows and one son, Danny Lee Meadows. She is survived by her husband Charles Miller; one daughter, Diane Johnson of Barboursville, W.Va., and one son, Kenny Meadows of Lesage; and one brother, Dennis Duncan of Georgia. She was a member of Oakhill Baptist Church. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements.

KEMPER TAYLOR NELSON On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Kemper Taylor Nelson, 64, of Winfield, went to his final place of rest. With the kind attention of Hubbard Hospice House of Charleston, K.T. joined the family that preceded him in his journey. K.T. was born February 22, 1949, and lived his early years in Hometown. The family moved to Nitro in 1955. K.T. attended Nitro High School and entered the Army in 1968. He served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1971. He worked for the city of Eleanor for several years and was a carpenter working out of Point Pleasant Local No. 1159 for many years. K.T. was a sportsman and outdoorsman who would cast a line in any water available. He enjoyed hunting, especially the trips with his sons where the hunt for game was not always of utmost importance. He loved the freedom of riding his motorcycle and would be out as often as possible. Always quick to joke, K.T. never seemed to meet a stranger. Always helpful and willing to stay for as long as it took, he assisted many with tasks in building and remodeling. He was always there for family and friends. He loved children and children always loved him back. He was bursting with pride for his grandchildren; they will be better for having had him for a time. We will miss his face, his helping hand and his friendship. He was preceded in death by his parents, John David Nelson Sr. and Edna Allen Nelson and by his brother, John David Nelson Jr. K.T. is survived by his children, Janie Mills (John) of Salt Rock, David Nelson (Amy) of Apple Grove, Shawn Morgan (Tim) of Bridgeport, Shannon Rudy (Shawn) of Grafton and Robbie Angus (Michelle) of Grafton; grandchildren, Jake Mills, Luke Morgan, Rachel Morgan, Zack Rudy, Skyler Rudy, Taylor Rudy, Alec Angus, Kylie Angus and William Angus; sisters, Gloria

The Putnam Standard "Sis" Hill (Keith) of Apple Grove and Judy "Big Sis" McClanahan of Nitro; brother, Rex Nelson (Valerie) of Nitro; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. A tribute to the life of K.T. Nelson was held Friday, June 21, at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery with Pastors Jim Boggess and Paul Boggess officiating. Burial was in the Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Nelson family.

DORIS SMITH PARSONS Doris Smith Parsons, 78, wife of James E. "Papa" Parsons, passed away June 20, 2013, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 25, 1934, in Hurricane, W.Va., the daughter of the late Carl E. and Victoria Mae Miler Smith. She attended Hurricane High School and graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Education. A former Cabell County teacher, Doris loved working with young people. She was affectionately referred to as "Mama Parsons" by Cabell Midland High School track and cross country teams because of her constant support and encouragement, volunteering at every home meet. She was also an enthusiastic supporter of Marshall University athletics, belonging to the Big Green and sidelines clubs. Doris and her husband traveled to many places, spending winters in Hawaii and Florida and venturing as far as Alaska. An avid Bridge player, she always found somewhere to play even when she was far from her Bridge Clubs at home. She made many lifelong friends through the game that she loved for over 50 years. Doris also loved to garden and usually started her day out among her many flowers. What was most important to her was her family, and she will be forever loved and missed by them. In addition to her husband, she leaves behind one daughter, Deborah Lou Parsons of Proctorville, Ohio; two sons, Rusty Parsons and his wife Cheryl and their two daughters Jennifer and Kelly of Milton, W.Va., and Coach Chris Parsons and his wife Kimberly and their two daughters Candice and Jessalyn and one great-grandson Caleb James Parsons, all of Huntington, W.Va.; two sisters, Mabel Smith Bailey (Tom) and Sue Smith White (Kenneth), both of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Timothy Parsons (Sandra) of Huntington, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Carol Parsons Moore and Linda Parsons Lafon, both of Barboursville, W.Va.; three special aunts, Garnet Keyser Hawkins of Huntington, W.Va., Margaret Miller Davies of Charleston, W.Va., and Betty Miller Litton of Hurricane, W.Va.;

a special cousin, Mary Lou Campbell of Huntington, W.Va.; and a large extended family that she adored. A Celebration of Doris' Life was held Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Gary Shepard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington. Henson & Kitchen Mortuary assisted the Parsons family. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting

KENNETH EDMUND "ED" PETTRY Kenneth Edmund "Ed" Pettry, 80, of St. Albans, passed away on June 21, 2013, at the Dunbar Genesis Center, after an extended illness. He fought a long battle over the past 8 and a half years after suffering a brain stem stroke. He was born in Daniels, W.Va., on October 3, 1932, to Cal and Betty Pettry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Ella Lynne; sisters, Hila Gregior, Reba Adamos, Thelma Bailey, and Evelyn Cole; brothers, Howard, Paul, and Bob. Ed was a 1950 graduate of Shady Spring High School, where he excelled in football and basketball. After high school, he worked at the Pettry Service Station in Beaver until he was inducted into the Army on March 11, 1963 and was honorably discharged on December 28, 1954. In August 1957, Ed moved to St. Albans and married his surviving spouse, Lois Anne Thompson. He was then employed by Baldwin Supply Company until 1963, when he was employed at FMC in South Charleston until he retired in 1994. Ed was a hard worker and spent many hours at the FMC Sportsman's Club, where he was a board member and grounds chairman for several years. He also served on the board of directors at West Side Volunteer Fire Department in St. Albans. Summertime was spent with family and friends camping at Sherwood Lake each July. A lot of happy times and memories were made and never forgotten. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lois; son, Dwight (Kim), of St. Albans; granddaughters, Danielle of Bozeman, Mont., and Destany, of St. Albans; sister, Alma Lilly, of Richmond, Va.; sisters-in-law, Zora Pettry of Beckley, Betty Pettry of Daniels, and Rita Pettry, of Antioch, Tenn. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and nieces; and great-great nephews and nieces. Celebration of Ed's life was held Monday, June 24, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.


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Donald G. Sargent, 83, affectionately known as “Papa Don” passed peacefully June 13, 2013. Don served his country for 22 years. As Sergeant Sargent he served two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea at the Chosin Reservoir Campaign where six of ten American soldiers died. Don was a soldier. Don was born in Winfield, WV and raised in Milton, WV. He is the last of the twelve siblings born to Russell and Nancy Sargent. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Sargent, and two children, Stephen Sargent and wife Donna, and Deborah Coyle and too many to enumerate but too well loved to omit stepchildren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. Four beloved sons, Mark, Alan, Phillip and Michael predeceased their father. Don was a soldier, he was a family man and he was a Hall of Fame Bowler having bowled three sanctioned 300 games. He will be greatly missed. Don will be interred at the National Cemetery in Bushnell with full honors.

SHERYL ANNE SODARO Sheryl Anne Sodaro joined her Lord and Savior in heaven on June 22, 2013. Sheryl was born March 18, 1963, and passed away at her home on Blennhaven Farm in Putnam County at age 50. She was a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister and now angel of the Lord. She leaves behind her husband, Gerald; her daughters, Marita and Anna Marie; her son, Vincent; her parents and parentsin-law; as well as many other siblings, family members and friends. A life celebration service was held on Tuesday, June 25 at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship, Scott Depot. Online condolences may be sent to the Sodaro family by visiting Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, assisted the Sodaro family.

RICHARD BRYAN SPURLOCK Richard Bryan Spurlock, 32, of Hurricane, beloved son, brother and father, died in the late afternoon on Friday, June 21, 2013. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served his country with great pride. Surviving are his two beloved children, Gianna Rae Spurlock and Dominic Justin Spurlock, who he is now watching over from above; former wife, Deborah; parents, Rick and Julie Spurlock; sister, Heather and her husband, Jared Hamilton; and niece, Makenzi Hamilton. Bryan was an astonishing man with an unyielding drive and so full of life and laughter who truly touched everyone who knew him. His sudden death was unexpected and tragic, but Bryan will be forever remembered, loved and missed by all who knew him. A celebration of Bryan's life was held Thursday, June 27 at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Pastor Jesse Waggoner officiating. The family asks that donations are made to the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

JOSEPHINE H. "JO" STONE Josephine H. "Jo" Stone, 67, of Eleanor, passed away June 18, 2013, at her home. Jo was a member of Rock Branch Independent Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was a member of the Putnam County chapter of the Gideons International Ladies Auxiliary and a founding member of the Glory Bound Quartet. She retired from Putnam County Schools after a 30-year teaching career at George Washington Elementary School in Eleanor. Born November 2, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Mark Edward Parsons and Alva Helen Gritt Parsons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Edward Parsons. Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, William "Bill" Stone; son, Mark and his wife, Lourdes Stone, of Eleanor; sister, Sherry Parsons of Eleanor; and granddaughters, whom she loved dearly, Carlee and "Izzy." The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. Michael Schiano, Mary Schiano, Dr. Schiano's staff, Dr. Edward Hamrick (staff ) and Dr. Bassam Shamma. They would also like to express deep appreciation to Laura, Renee, Lyn and Chaplain Pete of HospiceCare. Funeral services were held Friday, June 21, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Entombment was at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests memorial

contributions are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Online condolences may be sent to the Stone family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

CONNIE SUE TAYLOR Connie Sue Taylor, 49, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away on June 23, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington W.Va.\ She was the only daughter born to the late Mary Lee Carpenter Taylor and David McKinley Taylor on November 17, 1963, in Dallas Texas. Connie was Vice President of Nationwide Moving and Storage, a member of Ohio Movers Association, American Movers Association where she also served on their Board, and a member of St. Timothy's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Hurricane. Surviving are her family, husband Arthur Roy Taylor, Sr.; children Christopher D. Taylor of Culloden, W.Va., Cpl. Andrew R. Taylor and his wife Samantha and their children Anna Marrie and Trinity of Cherry Point, N.C., Arthur Roy Taylor, Jr., and his wife Melissa and their children Emily and Averi of Leon, W.Va., Teddy Taylor and his wife Crystal and their children Raven, Leandra, Emma and Dominick of Milton, W.Va., Angela Bowen and her husband Jeff and their children Jaden and Peri of West Hamlin, W.Va., and Kimberly L. Taylor of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers Bobby, Bill, David and Glenn Taylor, and her brother-in-law Michael Allen Taylor of Milton. A memorial service to honor Connie's life was held Thursday, June 27, 2013, at St. Timothy's-inthe-Valley Episcopal Church, Hurricane, with Rev. Cheryl Winter officiating. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane was honored to handle arrangements for the Taylor family. Online condolences may be shared by visiting The family asks that donations

Thursday,July 4,2013 – Page 13 the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 79. Whitey served his country during World War II with the United States Army. Following this effort he married Reba Young, who was the mother of his son, David. Whitey was a devoted husband and father, always knowing what family is all about. Surviving are his wife of 11 years, Sandra Foit White; his son, David (Diana Lynn) White of Lugoff, S.C.; stepchildren, Todd (Darla) Wilson of Salem, Va. and Catrina M. (Randy) Thompson of Bowling Green, Va.; his nephews, Hank White of Cincinnati, Ohio and Holly White of Scott Depot; his niece, Levonna Upton of Virginia; special grandchildren, Bentley Ryan and Allyson E. Thompson, both of Virginia; and special little friend, Jordan Gearhart of Virginia. Other friends include Delbert Workman and Eblyn Blake, both of St. Albans and Dave Workman of Springfield, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial with military honors and Masonic rites followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

are made in her name to St. Timothy's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, PO Box 424, Hurricane, WV 25526.

THOMAS J. TINCHER SR. Thomas J. Tincher Sr. passed away June 22, 2013, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House with his son by his side. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Emily and Windell Tincher; and his wife, Linda Jo Dugan Tincher. He retired from IEBW Local Union 317, U.S. Army veteran serving in Korean War, member of Milton Baptist Church and Mason Putnam Lodge 139. He is survived by his daughter, Sara Jane Bishop of Holliday, Fla.; and son, Jo Tincher of New Albany, Ind.; granddaughter, Emily Rose Bishop of Holliday, Fla; and sister, Rose A. Hughes of Charleston. Following his wishes, there were no services and he was laid to rest at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Please send donations to your local Hospice Care. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

RANDOLPH P. "WHITEY" WHITE Randolph P. "Whitey" White, 94, of Salem, Va., formerly of St. Albans, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va. He was a son of the late Hansford Edward and Mary Louise White. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ross William White and Randall Edward White and his sisters, Kathryn Sarrett and Margaret Carpenter. Whitey was a member of Pleasant View Church of God and was retired from Union Carbide Corp. after 41 years of service. He was also an employee of IAN 598 and Bartlett Funeral Home. He was a member of the Junior Mechanics Lodge, No. 123, a 50-year member of Washington Masonic Lodge No. 58 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and

Our Condolences to “Papa” Parsons and Family As many of you know, for many years Jim “Papa” Parsons has submitted sports stories to our paper(s). It is with great sadness that we announce that Papa’s wife, Doris Smith Parsons, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House after suffering a stroke. We would like to take this time to send our deepest sympathy to “Papa” and all of the family on their recent loss. The staff of The Putnam Standard


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Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Rev. Harry Cramer, Pastor. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road - Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7:00 p.m. Buffalo Church of God - Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447. Buffalo Nazarene Church - Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Buffalo Presbyterian Church 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker. Cross of Grace Lutheran Church - 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Handicap accessible. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. Bible Study: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pastor: Tom Quickel. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 pm, Sunday Evening Service 7 pm; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7pm. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning First Baptist Church – Hurricane Sunday & Wednesday evenings we invite your family to find their niche in our growing Adult & Family Ministries, exciting Youth & Children’s Ministries— featuring AWANA Club on Sunday evenings! For more information find First Baptist Church of Hurricane on Facebook or call us at 304.562.9281. We are located at 2635 Main Street in Hurricane and look forward to welcoming you. Those

not able to make it to church are invited to tune in Sundays at 9:00 AM to 103.3fm (WTCR) for our pre-recorded program. You can listen on the radio or listen online at Gateway Christian Church Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. LOVE GOD – LOVE PEOPLE – SERVE. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV 25526. Sunday Morning Adult & Children’s Services, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Phone: (304) 5623074. Email: Good Hope Baptist Church Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House - Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 pm; Wednesday 7 pm. Pastor: Woody Willard. Kanawha Valley Baptist Church - 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone 304-437-3513 and 304-437-2740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Lakeview Christian Church 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265. Laywell Church of Christ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Manilla Chapel - Manilla Chapel, Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. SUNDAY: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Buff Creek Rd. Hurricane, WV. "Helping the hurt get out of the dirt". Service TimesSunday morning 10:00 am; Sunday eve. 6:00 pm; Wed. Eve Bible study 7:00 pm. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm. All area Churches welcome.

Heaven is obtainable, Hell is avoidable. We still preach The Book, The Blood and, The Blessed Hope. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-617-2752. Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, 25526 (just off the I-64 Winfield Exit 39). Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. (except the last Sunday of the month), 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. and include adult Bible study, AWANA, and youth. Please check our website for special announcements and services: The Rev. Ron McClung is the senior pastor. Telephone 304-757-9110. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Mt. Salem UM Church - 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 10:00; Sunday School 11:00. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Otter Branch Church - Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Pine Grove Church of Christ 504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7:00 p.m. Tim Jorgensen, Minister. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant - Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Providence Baptist Church Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304-586-2832.

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

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Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:00am Sunday School, 10:45am Morning Worship. Wednesday’s: 6:45pm Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene - 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. Winfield Church of the Nazarene - 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. - Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 am; Sunday Praise Service at 6:00pm; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7:00 pm; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304-5862180. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Winfield Presbyterian Church Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Winfield United Methodist Church - Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.

As a service to our community we will list your church in our weekly “Time For Service” free of charge as space provides. Just send us • The Name of Your Church • Where Your Church Is Located • The Days And Times of Church Services • Pastor’s Name • Phone Number Simply fax or mail this information to us or give us a call at (304) 743-6731.

P.O. Box 186 Culloden, WV 25510 Phone: 304-743-6731 Fax: 304-562-6214



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HEALTH EDUCATOR (EXT13-0038) - The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Health Educator for the WVU County Extension Office. The position will assist in providing Family Nutrition Programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and




maintain healthy lifestyles. The position may serve as a resource to assist individuals, partner agencies, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education High programs. School diploma and 2-4 years’ of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered for requisites. Competitive salary and benefits package offered. For more information and in order to receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply at AA/EEO/E-verify compliant employer. (1tc 7-2)

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DRIVERS - CDLA Teams & Singles. Owner Operators & Company Drivers Wanted. $1000 Sign On Bonus for O/O Dedicated Lanes. Great Home Time, Safety Bonus Program, Benefits available after 90 days. 6mo verifiable exp. Call 502664-1433. (1t 7-2) HM/PERSONAL ASSISTANTS NEEDED - in Poca, Hurricane, Nitro, St. Albans and Cross Lanes areas. Free training is pro-

WANTED – Outside sales representative for local newspaper. Part-time position. Call Bill at 304-743-6731. (rtc 3-12) SERVICES

DANNY’S HILLBILLY DITCHDIGGERS – Water, electric, gas & drain lines installed. 304586-9914, 304-3890715. (rtc 11-29) Your Ad Should Have Been Here! Call 743-6731


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

FOR SALE - Lake Lot Washington #F2 in Hurricane, WV $800.00. Phone 440-322-0580. (rtc 4-23)

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MOBILE HOME PARTS: WINTER SPECIALS – Doors, Skirting, Windows, etc. (304) 391-5863. (rtc 10-11 hmo)

SERVICES: CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION – 304-544-6304. Contractorʼs License #WV043966. Free estimates. (4tp 2-7)

FOR RENT: 2 BEDROOM HOME, ONA – Reduced rent for retired female to care for 3-year-old next door, 6-8 days/month. 304-412-1926. (2tc 2-21) HOUSE FOR RENT – Milton, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, brick. $700 month/$500 damage deposit. 304-743-0334, 304-939-2294. (1tp 2-28)

MILTON APARTMENT FOR RENT – 1 BR upstairs. Electric range/refrigerator. Walking distance to stores/school. No pets. $350/month + 1 month security. 304743-8606. (2tp 2-21)

EMPLOYMENT: CCCSO IS GROWING – We are looking for CNAʼs and Home Care Aide that would like to grow with us. Starting wage: CNAʼs $8.75; Home Care Aid $8.00. For more information please contact Mrs. Perry at 304-529-4952. (2tc 2-21)

12 words or less....$6.75 13-16 words...........$9.00 17-20 words...........$11.25

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“The Tri-State Generator” By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - A dream turned into reality at Valley Park. The summer sun lit up Tuesday afternoon as county leaders welcomed the new addition. More than five acres of free, family fun is now here. “This is a gateway,” said Scott Williamson, director of Putnam County Parks and Recreation. “It’s making an impression on the county.” Joe Haynes, Commissioner President and member of the parks board agreed. He looked toward the overhauled addition and smiled. “We feel this will enhance Putnam County parks’ efforts to provide entertainment for residents,” Haynes said. Commissioner Andy Skidmore is also proud to have the expanded park. The family man knows the importance of providing children a fun, safe place to play. “Having a place like this for the family is a huge benefit,” Skidmore said. “This is becom-

Vision becomes reality - County leaders and project crews stand in front of a 5.5-acre addition at Valley Park. The team cut the ribbon to the new park Tuesday June 25. Photo by Justin Waybright ing a tourist attraction.” Like Williamson, the commissioner hopes upgrades at county destinations like Valley Park will boost local economy. “There’s still land in Putnam County, and the more we can do to attract businesses and residents, the better,” Skidmore said. Putnam Parks and Recreation Board President Patrick Donovan mirrored the commissioner’s comments. Donovan believes Valley Park is now, more than ever, a “Tri-State generator.” “This is a pretty significant

event to be witnessing today in the tough economic times in which we find ourselves,” he said. “It’s a big day in our county history - people will come all over the Tri-State to experience this park.” W. Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin agreed in a letter he sent to the county. Haynes read Tomblin’s words. “…Valley Park is sure to provide loads of entertainment for years to come,” the letter stated. Future: the driving force behind the county’s parks and

Free fun for everyone - Lindsay Moffett enjoys swinging in the sun Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Justin Waybright recreation endeavors; dreams that turn into ideas that transfer to paper that push construction and arrive to reality. It’s this future-thinking that keeps area parks like Valley Park growing.

“You have got to think 10, 15 and 20 years from now to set the table for something like this to happen,” Williamson explained. “Then, that vision comes [to reality] and you get to see people enjoy it today.”

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