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Woman faces federal charges for nursing home robbery STAFF REPORT HURRICANE -- United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced Monday that a federal grand jury sitting in Charleston has returned a six-count indictment charging a Lincoln County woman with federal armed robbery. The indictment charges Morgan Marie Mullins, 26, of West Hamlin, with the May 2, 2012, federal armed robbery of the Teays Valley Center nursing home located in Hurricane. The indictment alleges that Mullins robbed the nursing home of numerous controlled substances including prescription painkillers. The indictment also charges Mullins with one count of federal armed bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on May 22, 2012, Mullins robbed the City National Bank in West Hamlin, of $3,000 cash. Mullins allegedly used a 9millimeter pistol during the bank robbery. The indictment also charges Mullins with two counts of being an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm. It is alleged that on May 2 and May 22, 2012, Mullins did knowingly possess a 9-millimeter pistol and at the time was an unlawful user of and addicted to

Commission seeks bids for Valley Park expansion By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – The Putnam County Commission has begun advertising for bids for contractors to perform the work to expand Valley Park in Hurricane. The expansion project involves construction of additional park amenities including a play area, walking trails, new access road, shelter, restroom, and a pre-manufactured metal storage building. Bids will be opened on July 10 at 10 a.m. in the Putnam County Commission Chambers on the second floor of the courthouse in Winfield. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on June 26 at 10 a.m. at the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission located at No. 1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane. All bidders must attend the pre-bid meeting to familiarize themselves with the project location, site conditions, and other relevant information. Attendance at the pre-bid meeting is mandatory for bid qualification. This project is a Prevailing Wage project and requires certified payrolls to be submitted according to the invitation to bid that

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was published in local newspapers last week. Earlier this year, the county acquired 5.6 acres of land adjacent to Valley Park with plans to add an additional ball field, soccer

field, and even a new entrance to the park. Terradon Corp. will oversee the project. If all goes as planned, the expansion project could be done by fall.

Once completed, the expansion will add an additional ball field and full size soccer field, which can be divided into two SEE PARK ON PAGE 3

Unemployment rises to 5.8 percent in Putnam By Jack Bailey


Earlier this year, this 5.6 acre tract of land adjacent to Valley Park was purchased by the county. The Putnam County Commission recently began advertising for bids for contractors to perform the expansion work. Photo by Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – Putnam County's unemployment rate rose to 5.8 percent in May, but remained well below the state average of 6.9 percent, according to data re-

leased Monday by WorkForce West Virginia. Putnam County's unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point from the 5.5 percent rate reported in April. The unemployment rate climbed in 43 other counties as well, as

the overall state unemployment rate rose from 6.7 percent in April to 6.9 percent in May. Even with the rising unemployment rate, Putnam remained one of only three counties in West Virginia where the unemployment rate was

below 6 percent. The other two counties were Jefferson at 5.3 percent and Monongalia at 5 percent. The counties with the highest unemployment rate in May were SEE JOBS ON PAGE 3


Page 2 – June 18-22, 2012 Buffalo Church of God Vacation Bible School Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29 from 6:30 – 8:45 PM Theme: Sonrise National Park Classes: Nursery – Teen Pastor Jake Eldridge welcomes you

Buffalo July 4th Celebration! Buffalo’s July 4th celebration will be held Wednesday, July 4th, starting at 1 p.m. with a parade. All day musical groups, inflatable’s and games plus fireworks at 10 p.m. For more information or to rent a booth space, call Barbara 304-937-2452.

South Charleston Public Library to hold Monthly Meeting The South Charleston Public Library Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda is available at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

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

First Baptist Church of St. Albans to hold VBS The First Baptist Church of St. Albans invites children to SKY: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD (Mark 10:27). A summer kids’ event Vacation Bible School called Sky will be hosted at First Baptist Church of St. Albans, Sixth Ave. and Second St., from June 25 to June 29. At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-

Community Calendar building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust God, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fly Away Finale – a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Sky is for kids from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade and will run from 9 am to noon each day. For more information call 304727-4661 or register online at bc.

Let’s Decorate for the 4th of July! The Buffalo Citizens Action Committee encourages the residents of Buffalo to decorate the street signs for the 4th of July celebration. If you are interested or need additional information contact Linda 304-937-3427.

Rental Space Available Milton fire department rents out the building for special occasions such as birthday parties, showers, reunions, etc. For rental information, call Kenney-304743-6994.

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, 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.

Bob Thompson to perform at FireSide Grille Bob Thompson is scheduled to perform at the FireSide Grille,

4170 W.Va. 34, Teays Valley, on Thursday, June 28.

SAHS Class of 1961 Picnic SAHS Class of 1961 will have a picnic on Saturday, July 14, at 4 p.m. at Curry River Center in Tornado. Everyone is to bring their own chair, a dessert and vegetable. Meat and drinks will be provided. For info contact Sharron Tyer Rogers at 727-0630 or, Janet Jones Wehrle at 727-3333, or Mary Scholl Carr at 727-7665 or

FamilyCare HealthCenter’s Monthly Diabetes Classes Our Certified Diabetes Educator, Grace Gibson, teaches about helps those who want to learn more about diabetes, meal planning, medications, and complication prevention in a relaxed atmosphere. Attendance is free; giveaways and refreshments are provided. Registration is requested. Teays Valley FamilyCare Office (call 304-421-3690 to register) Thursday, June 21 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

Mayberry Days Annual Car Show Mayberry Days Annual Car Show will be held Saturday, June 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Wyngate, 750 Peyton Street, Barboursville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and there is a $5.00 fee. Awards presented at 1 pm. There will be door prizes, a free cook-out and inflatables throughout the day. Come and enjoy good ol’ fashioned family fun! For more information, contact Chris Hall at 304-733-6800.

Attention Putnam County Seniors Farmers Market Vouchers will be given out Monday, July 2nd from 9 am – 1 pm at all Putnam Senior Centers. All seniors must bring identification! Buffalo Senior Center, #48 Wrights Lane in Buffalo, phone 304-937-3352 Hometown Senior Center, 100 -1st Ave in Hometown, phone 304-937-3352

John Henson Senior Center, 2800 Putnam Avenue in Hurricane, phone 304-562-9451 Nitro (Putnam), 302 21st Street in Nitro, phone 304-755-7592.

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

Robert Trippett & The Starlite Band performs at Milton VFD Robert Trippett & The Starlite Band performs at the Milton Vol. Fire Dept. - 341 E. Main Street, Milton, WV - every Friday from 7pm to 10pm; Concessions available; $6 per person, children under 10 free. Band members include: Junior Mayes, Jason Jeffers, Wandell Huffman and Jim Lister. Door prizes and 50/50 drawings. For information call, Robert Trippett at 304-576-2332 or 304576-2076.

Caregiver Support Program The Family Caregiver Support Program offers support, training and relief to those providing fulltime caregiving for a loved one. Services include in-home respite and counseling. Putnam Aging, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and the Metro Area Agency on Aging sponsors the program. For more information, contact Sally Halstead, 304-562-9451.

Car & Bike Show! Mark your calendar now for the 4th Annual Point Pleasant River Museum Car and Bike Show, to be held Saturday July 14, 2012 at 28 Main Street, Point Pleasant, WV (across from Tu-

The Putnam Standard Endie-Wei State Park). Registration time will begin at 9:00 am with the Show being held from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This Benefit for the Point Pleasant River Museum, will offer food and drinks, music & awards, great door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Classes are: 1985 & newer; 1984 & older; Motorcycle and Motorized bikes. There is a $10.00 entry fee. For more information, please contact: Jack Fowler or Ruth Fout at 304-674-0144.

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

Last Call for Music Camp Last call for Music Camp offered at First Baptist Church, St. Albans for children entering grades 2 - 7 as of September 2012. The Camp is July 16-20, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily at the church. Children participate in choral singing, handbells, playing Orff instruments, a basic music theory class, Bible class, introduction to orchestral instruments, and recreation as well as optional classes for Guitar, Drums, and Pipe Organ, and Interpretive Movement. The Camp children will present a music program at the church’s Sunday evening worship on July 22. Attendance at the Sunday presentation is a requirement to attend the Camp. Openings remain in grades 4, 6 and 7. Tuition for the camp is $37 per child with family rates available. For further information or registration, go to or call the church at 304-727-4661 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration deadline is June 27.

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

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JOBS FROM PAGE 1 Pocahontas at 14.4 percent, Boone at 12.5 percent, Webster at 12 percent and Mason at 11.1 percent. Overall, West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.9 percent in May. The number of unemployed state residents rose 1,900 to 55,600. Total unemployment was down 7,500 over the year. The national unemployment rate inched upward one-tenth of a percentage point to 8.2 percent. Total nonfarm payroll employment declined 2,000, evenly dibetween the vided goods-producing sector (-1,000) and the service-providing sector (-1,000). Within the goods-producing sector, employment declines of 1,400 in mining and logging and 400 in manufacturing offset a gain of 800 in construction. Within the service-providing sector, employment declines included 700 in trade, transporta-

tion, and utilities, 400 in professional and business services, 300 in leisure and hospitality, 200 in educational and health services, and 200 in other services. Employment gains included 400 in financial activities and 100 in government. Since May 2011, total nonfarm payroll employment has risen 5,700, where a gain of 5,800 in the service-providing sector overpowered a minor decline of 100 in the goods-producing sector. Employment gains included 3,700 in educational and health services, 3,100 in construction, 2,000 in government, 1,600 in leisure and hospitality, and 700 in professional and business services. Employment declines included 2,300 in trade, transportation, and utilities, 2,100 in mining and logging, 1,100 in manufacturing, and 200 in other services. Employment in financial activities was unchanged over the year.

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Poca man sues over unlawful debt collection By Kyla Asbury

CHARLESTON -- A Poca man is suing NCO Financial Systems and Capital One Bank after he claims they attempted to collect debt from him even after he was represented by counsel. On Dec. 19, 2011, Gregory W. Carr notified the defendants that he disputed an alleged debt and was represented by counsel and provided the defendants with counsel's name and address, according to a complaint

filed May 24 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Carr claims from Dec. 19, 2011, through February, the defendants embarked upon a course of action to harass and abuse in an effort to collect from him. The defendants telephoned Carr on at least 35 occasions, according to the suit. Carr claims the defendants' course of conduct was pursued intentionally or by reckless indifference to inflict fear and emotional distress.

The defendants' effort to unlawfully collect the alleged debt violated West Virginia code, according to the suit. Carr is seeking civil penalties in the amount of $4,600 for each of the defendants' violations of West Virginia code and punitive damages. He is being represented by Daniel F. Hedges. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr. Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-963

Barbershop quartet to perform Saturday SUBMITTED ARTICLE TEAYS VALLEY -- The Teays Valley Church of God is hosting “Uncle Ernie’s Boys,” a barbershop quartet in concert this Sat-

urday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. The free event is for senior adults age 55 and over and will feature a dessert fellowship after the concert.

All seniors in the community are invited to attend this lighthearted and fun event. For more information, call 304757-9222. Teays Valley Church of

PARK FROM PAGE 1 youth fields, to the park. Some additional parking will also be added. The most visible component of the expansion will be a new, more visible entrance to Valley Park off of Teays Valley Road (Route 34). The new entrance will also alter the flow of traffic

through the park. Cars will enter through the newly constructed entrance, and then loop through the park to exit through the current entrance. During high traffic events, such as the July 4 celebration, both roads could also be used as exits to improve traffic flow leaving the park.

CHARGES FROM PAGE 1 a controlled substance. Mullins faces a mandatory minimum of 32 years (7 years on Count Two and 25 years on Count Five as listed in the indictment) and up to life in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all charges. The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Steven I. Loew is in charge of the prosecution. This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighbor-

hoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by working with existing local programs that target gun crime. The charges contained in an indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Marshall celebrates opening of Physical Therapy program SUBMITTED ARTICLE HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – On May 21, Marshall University welcomed aboard the new School of Physical Therapy’s inaugural class of 29 students at the St. Mary’s Center for Education. On Monday, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at that same location to celebrate the opening of the program, university officials showed the public, along with members of the Marshall Board of Governors, where those 29 students and future students will be pursuing their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degrees. “I have to pinch myself every once in a while to make sure this lovely space is really ours to work in,” said Dr. Penny Kroll, a professor and the school’s chair. “I’ve never worked in such a well-appointed space with top of the line physical therapy equipment, audiovisual systems, classrooms and technology.” Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp said that the region has needed an accredited, entry-level physical therapy program for some time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook through 2020, employment for physical therapists is expected to increase by nearly 40 percent for the decade,

Marshall University School of Physical Therapy students join with Dr. Michael Prewitt, left, Dr. Penny Kroll, center, Dr. Eric Tarr, second from right, and Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, right, in a ribbon cutting this afternoon, celebrating the opening of the school. Prewitt is dean of the College of Health Professions, Kroll is chair of the School of Physical Therapy, Tarr is president of the West Virginia Physical Therapy Association and Kopp is president of Marshall University. Photo by Rick Haye/Marshall University 2010 to 2020. This growth is much greater than the average for all occupations. The increasing demand for physical therapy services is expected to emanate largely from the aging “baby boomers” seg-

ment of our population. This generation of Americans is staying physically active later in life than previous generations have. Kopp said he expects that the state-of-the-art facility that has been established at the St. Mary’s

Center for Education combined with Kroll’s leadership and her high quality faculty will enable Marshall to rapidly move to the forefront in producing therapists for our region and elsewhere, thereby preventing a serious access issue in this important patient services area. The revamped, new home of the School of Physical Therapy, located at 2847 5th Ave. in Huntington, will house approximately 120 students (40 students admitted annually for the three-year DPT program), as well as faculty and staff. The building previously

housed Sears, and later, Big Bear. The DPT is an entry-level, 115credit, lock-step clinical degree program for students who wish to pursue a career as a physical therapist practitioner, and who possess a baccalaureate degree required prerequisite and coursework. Kroll said clinicians in the area have been supportive of the program since its approval in 2009. “They are delighted to see that we are up and running,” she said. “They are looking forward to us producing graduates who can go out into the community and practice. We are so short of therapists. The School of Physical Therapy has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, and expects to gain full accreditation in May 2015. Kroll said the need for physical therapists in West Virginia is great. “Clinicians tell me it takes them nine months to two years to fill a position,” she said. “It is just tremendously difficult to find therapists. Obviously, there are lots of employment possibilities. And the mean salary for a therapist in West Virginia is $77,660. Our graduates will have the potential to make a very nice living.” One reason West Virginia needs more physical therapists is clear, Kroll said. “Part of the problem in West Virginia is the aging population,” she said. “And that means more need for rehabilitation.”

June Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to ALL

Colleen Sexton Pat McDonie Ira Shiltz Butch Foster Deborah Sims Jennifer Ogrin Deborah J. Simms Angel Owens Daniel Tabor Betty Sargent Justin Tarr Raymond Peak Patricia Turley Michale Pitaniello Spencer Turley Rosanne Reese Richard Urban Jr. Dakota Render Lowell Rutledge (June 25) Becky Rider Dorothy Foster Shelby Paugh Extra-Special Happy Birthday wishes are being sent Holly Tarr to Gary Holbert, of Milton, from his sister, Sheila Shelia Rule Koon. Gary’s birthday was Monday, June 18th. Elizabeth Scott

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Local company now offering steam cleaning services TEAYS VALLEY – MCP Enterprises LLC is now offering professional steam cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. The steam cleaning offers an alternative to pressure washers and gets right at the dirt and mildew that can be found on uncleaned walls. Steam cleaning services are delivered via a 30 foot bucket truck by trained professionals. MCP Enterprises offers free estimates for what the steam cleaning service will cost. Steam cleaning is one of several new services that MCP Enterprises offers. Others include tree cutting and welding and repair.

MCP Enterprises LLC is now offering professional steam cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. Courtesy photo With offices in Teays Valley, Beaver and Charleston, MCP En-

terprises began as a turn-key construction company serving

the coal mining industry, and other 'heavy industries.' Today, in addition to construction services, MCP can also provide personnel to industrial operations who only need employees for a temporary time. The types of skilled positions that can be hired through MCP for either a short-term or longterm basis include: welders, pipe fitters, iron workers, belt shovelers, tree cutters, carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, crane operators, heavy equipment operators, black hat and red hat surface miners, underground coal miners, and preparation plant maintenance workers. All MCP employees are re-

quired to pass a drug test and are MSHA and OSHA trained MCP has performed work for several coal companies and other industrial clients. Some of their clients have included: Arch Coal, Patriot Coal, United Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, Coal River Energy and Walter Energy. In addition to industrial clients, MCP has also done work for public agencies including the Putnam Public Service District and the West Virginia State Police. For more information on MCP Enterprises and its new steam cleaning service, visit the company’s website at or call (304) 760-8860 or (304) 513-6548.

Dining with Diabetes class to be offered beginning in July SUBMITTED ARTICLE WINFIELD -- The WVU Putnam County Extension Office will be offering Dining with Diabetes class beginning Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Teays Valley. Dining with Diabetes is a

once-a-week class that runs for four weeks. Participants will then be invited back to a three-month follow-up class. This class is open to those with diabetes or pre-diabetesand their family members. The classes are free, but space

is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must attend all class sessions. Participantswill learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy, and tasty. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one.

Participants will also learn upto-date information on nutrition, meal planning, and exercise and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests from a Certified Diabetes Educator. Recipes and handouts will be given to each participant.

Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service. Registration for this program can be made by calling the Putnam County Extension Office at 304-586-0217 by Monday July 9, 2012.

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Newly appointed judge eager to start career on bench By Kyla Asbury

HURRICANE - A Hurricane attorney recently appointed as a Putnam Circuit judge is looking forward to the next step in his career. J. Robert Leslie, a Ceredo native, has been practicing as an attorney for nearly 20 years and has been at Tyree, Embree & Leslie for the last 10 years. He was appointed to the bench last month by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to replace O.C. "Hobby" Spaulding, who retired earlier this year after he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Leslie said becoming a judge is a life-changing event. "It's a huge milestone," Leslie said. "But it is a big blessing, and I'm truly excited about starting the next chapter in my career." Leslie said although he is looking forward to beginning work as a judge, he will miss his co-work-

With his wife, Amy, looking on, Hurricane attorney J. Robert Leslie (left) is administered the oath of office by Putnam Circuit Court Judge Philip Stowers to become the county’s newest Circuit Court Judge. Photo by Jack Bailey ers and clients at Tyree, Embree & Leslie. "I love the folks I work with and I will truly miss my clients," Leslie said. "It's bittersweet. But I'm looking forward to getting on the bench and serving Putnam County."

Growing up, Leslie was not sure what career path he would choose. It was not until his senior year of high school that someone told him he would do well in the law profession. "I was in English class, and we had to memorize a poem," Leslie

said. "The teacher told us to get out a piece of paper and write down the poem we had memorized, and I froze. I couldn't remember the poem at all! But, I had the same English teacher the year before, and we had to memorize a poem then, too. I could remember that poem, so I wrote it down and then wrote at the bottom of the page that he had failed to specify which poem we had to write down." Leslie said when his teacher came across his paper, he agreed with him and told him he should consider a law career. Leslie said when he graduated from Marshall University with his Bachelor's degree in History, he considered becoming a teacher, but, ultimately chose law instead. "My mother and grandmother are educators, and I seriously considered it," Leslie said. "But, I thought the legal profession suited my personality better." Leslie said after his first day of

law school, he knew he had made the right decision. "I loved everything about law school," Leslie said. "I knew I had found my niche. I loved every moment of it." Leslie said he is looking forward to bringing his trial work experience with him to the bench. "I have spent my entire law career working on trial cases," Leslie said. "I think the experience that I have will make me efficient and effective on the bench." Leslie attended Marshall University and graduated with a Bachelor's in History in 1988. He attended Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law and graduated in 1993. He and his wife, Amy Hensley Leslie, live in Hurricane. Leslie, a Democrat, faces Republican Joseph K. Reeder, a Hurricane attorney, in November to fill Spaulding's unexpired term.

Nitro couple plead guilty to defrauding AEP STAFF REPORT CHARLESTON -- U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin has announced that two more individuals

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obtain money from the power company by submitting the fraudulent claims. Seven other co-defendants have also previously pleaded guilty to their role in the scheme and likewise await sentencing. A two-year investigation revealed that false claims were filed with AEP related to power surge damage to homes. Mr. Ingram and Mrs. Ingram each admitted that they joined the conspiracy to commit mail fraud when they filed fraudulent claims and received the fraudulent checks through the mail. The defendants then cashed the checks, took a portion of the payoff and gave the remaining pro-

ceeds back to Ms. Farmer or other defendants. Mr. and Mrs. Ingram admitted that they claimed a total of four fraudulent checks for a total of $53,000. Ms. Ingram also admitted to introducing three other people to Ms. Farmer so that they could file fraudulent checks with AEP. Other co-defendants involved in the conspiracy admitted to receiving checks ranging from $4,000 to as much as $19,000 per fraudulent claim at various times between March 2009 and March 2010. A total of 57 fraudulent claims were filed resulting in a loss to AEP of approximately $598,485. Mr. and Mrs. Ingram each face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when they are sentenced on Sept. 18, 2012 by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

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A salute to West Virginia on its Birthday

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

West Virginia will turn 149 years old Wednesday. A lot has certainly changed over the years. When George Washington traveled through Mason and Putnam counties in 1770, he described the Kanawha Valley as full of lakes and wetlands in the valley with oak and hickory trees on the sides of the hills and pines covering the ridges. There were open areas in the river bottoms, where bison grazed. It looks nothing like that today, except for maybe the oaks and hickories. The animals the first explorers and settlers saw and killed in West Virginia would seem almost

unbelievable. Panthers, bison, wolves, elk all roamed freely – and all were wiped out before West Virginia became a state on June 20, 1863. Our eastern Elk actually went extinct. For most of West Virginia, white-tail deer and turkey were also gone – only a scant few remained in the most craggy and remote mountains in the eastern part of the state. By the end of the 19th Century, the state began protecting its scarce game. In 1897, what is now the DNR Law Enforcement Section was established to enforce game laws – more than 20 years before the West Virginia State Police was created. In the early 1900s, the agency that would become the DNR worked to restore deer and turkey populations. At first, they tried breeding animals in captivity at French Creek and returning them to the wild. That didn't work. What did was trapping animals in the east and releasing them in other parts of the state to establish new populations. In this process, West Virginia created one of the most advanced wildlife programs in the country. Its biologists were pioneers of wildlife management. One of the more interesting West Virginia developments was the rocket net – a bazooka-type contraption that fired a net to trap turkeys so they

could be released elsewhere. The first official West Virginia deer hunting season was in 1923, a total of 60 bucks were killed. Last year, West Virginia hunters killed 22,000 times as many deer as they harvested in 1923. ********** This West Virginia Day, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. West Virginia became a state in a very unique way, it was one of two states to be created in wartime – Nevada was the other – and the only state to be carved from another state. Many people see the West Virginia statehood movement as a grand crusade of 55 counties who, upon bitter disgust at Virginia's seceding and joining the Confederacy rose up and joined together as one to leave the Confederacy, and carve a new state from the Old Dominion. It didn't happen quite that way and West Virginia was a lot more southern than you might think. Just how we became a state is very interesting. The U.S. Constitution says the federal government can't create one state from another without that state's consent and West Virginia – particularly Wheeling and Parkersburg – had wanted to leave Virginia and create a new state for years, but the Constitution made that impossible. The Civil War, however, provided them that opportunity

on a silver platter. Virginia seceded from the Union in April, 1861 to join the Confederate States of America and the western Virginia delegates were quick to seize the moment. Within six weeks they got together and declared Virginia's vote on succession was void on a technicality. It was as if Virginia had never left the Union. Of course, regular old Virginia wasn't around to complain about it – it was now in the Confederacy, of which Richmond would soon be the national capital. As our delegates worked on creating a new state, they, as far as the federal government was concerned, were in the Union as Virginia itself – it was called “The Reformed State of Virginia.” They put the question of statehood to the voters. That special statehood election – called for in 53 of our 55 counties – was really only voted on in 16 counties near Wheeling and Parkersburg. Most of what would become West Virginia was still in Confederate hands. By Dec. 1862, the delegates had created a proposed constitution and had gotten most of their ducks in a row to apply for statehood - all except for slavery, they didn't get rid of it and it would have been a deal-killer. Congress passed a bill allowing statehood as long as we got rid of slavery.

The delegates reconvened, changed the constitution to abolish slavery and West Virginia became a state on June 20, 1863. The government we created to represent Virginia moved Alexandria – just outside Washington D.C. in regular Virginia. After the war was over, Virginia tried to get us back – or at least as many counties as they could. First thing they did was repeal everything we had done – as The Reformed State of West Virginia – it was if they had done absolutely nothing. Virginia took it to the Supreme Court and argued in Virginia vs. West Virginia that the statehood vote was fraudulent in 39 counties. They were quick to point out, too, that when secession was posed to the voters themselves, a lot of people in the new state – outside of Wheeling and Parkersburg – voted to leave the Union. However, the Supreme Court decided in favor of West Virginia. For most of the first decade of statehood, Wheeling and Parkersburg controlled state government, but once the former Confederate soldiers could vote again – they took over. They threw out the original state constitution, adopted a new one – the one we're governed by today. They also moved the capital as far south as they could, from Wheeling to Charleston.

Study finds state a stronghold against climate change By David Payne Sr.

A recently-published study by the Nature Conservancy has identified several areas of West Virginia as an ecological stronghold for plants and animals to withstand climate change, including areas of Putnam County. Much of the West Virginia mountains were one of several areas in Eastern North America that the study concluded would be resilient enough to withstand climate change if left intact. These areas included many, but not all, of the higher-elevation areas in the state, including the high country in Northern Putnam County near the Jackson County line. The study concluded these areas would be resilient enough to provide a suitable habitat for animals and plants even in cases of drought and rising temperatures. “This news gives us hope that – with a little help – nature can endure climate change,” said

Nature Conservancy - A recently released study claims that many areas of West Virginia will provide a haven for many species of plants and animals against climate change. Mark Anderson, Eastern Division Science Director for The Nature Conservancy. “These strongholds will be critical to all life as the threats of climate change continue to grow. They could serve as breeding grounds and seed banks for many animal and plant species that otherwise may be unable to find habitat due to climate change. They could also serve as essential resources for food and water as society deals with the threats of climate change.”

The study analyzed 156 million acres of land stretching from Virginia to Maine and into adjacent portions of Canada. Scientists looked at individual landscapes – such as forests, wetlands and mountain ranges – as collections of neighborhoods in which plants and animals could live. Areas with the most “complex” neighborhoods – those with diverse topographies, geologies and elevation ranges – were estimated to offer the greatest potential for plant and animal

species to ”move down the block” and find new homes as climate change alters their traditional neighborhoods. Among the most resilient landscapes found by the study were limestone flats in northern Maine and nearby areas of Canada; floodplains in northeastern New York; coastal plains with oak-pine forests in New Jersey and Virginia; and highland forests in West Virginia. The study also considered whether roads, cities or other fragmenting features would create barriers that would prevent animals and plants from encroaching more suitable habitat. “It’s not enough to have separate islands of these climate-resilient landscapes,” said Anderson. “We must make sure that corridors connect them together. To survive the changing climate, some species will be able to relocate to local neighborhoods while others will need to move great distances to entirely new landscapes. Just as people use roads to move from town to town, we need to make

sure species have a way to move from one landscape to another. Unfortunately there will be many species that will not be able to relocate as climate change makes their neighborhoods unlivable. That is why the ultimate goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stop climate change impacts from worsening. Until that happens, these resilient landscapes offer a much needed safety net to allow many species to survive, interact and ensure healthy natural systems.” The recent study – the result of many years of research and field work – concentrated on eastern North America, but the conservancy scientists are also working in other areas of the country to determine strongholds that have the potential to withstand changes in climate. The study was funded by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and The Nature Conservancy. Contact David Payne Sr. at

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Time For Service

Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church ~ Buff Creek Rd. Hurricane, WV. "Helping the hurt get out of the dirt" Service TimesSunday morning 10:00 a.m.; Sunday eve. 6:00 p.m.; Wed. Eve Bible study 7:00 p.m. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 p.m. 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. 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 Teays Valley Church of God ~ 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6:00 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. 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. Mt. Salem UM Church ~ 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. 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. 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. Pas-

tor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447.

~ 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166.

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.

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.

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 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 a.m. until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. First Baptist Church~ “Connecting People to Jesus Christ” 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV, 25526 – 304-562-9281. Dr. James E. Lutz, Senior Pastor. Sunday services: 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist Church ~ Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. 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. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. Cross of Grace Lutheran Church ~ 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Pastor Jerry Kliner, STS. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. Scott Depot Christ Fellowship

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Way of Truth Tabernacle ~ 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. 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. Glad Tidings Assembly of God ~ 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV,

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25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304-562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. 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. Pine Grove Church of Christ ~ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7:00 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House. Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 pm; Wednesday 7 pm. Pastor: Woody Willard. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Lakeview Christian Church ~ 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265. Faith Independent Church ~ Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning 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.

List Your Church As a service to our community we will list your church in our “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



DOYLE R. BOGGESS JR. Doyle R. Boggess Jr., 52, of Charleston, departed this life on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House. He was born August 4, 1959, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, the son of Glenda Boggess of Nitro and the late Doyle R. Boggess Sr. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Dempsey and Mary Boggess and Denver and Marvel Browning. Doyle was a graduate of Winfield High School. He worked various types of construction throughout his life. He was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City Lodge No. 74. He also found immense joy in hunting, camping and NASCAR. Doyle had a kind soul, and was always willing to help his family and friends. Doyle had given his life to the Lord. In addition to his mother, Doyle is survived by his wife, Pat Boggess; sister, Kim and husband, Pete Torrico, of Beckley; brothers, the Rev. Steve and wife, Linda Boggess, of Gassaway and Jarrell Boggess of Logan; daughter, Jamie and husband, Brian Doughty, of Charleston; son, Patrick and wife, Debbie Good, of Brunswick, Ga.; grandchildren, Grace Doughty of Charleston and Megan and Ryan Good of Georgia; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank the many family members and friends who have shown their love and support over the past months, especially his close friend, Bill Hart. A tribute to the life of Doyle Ray Boggess Jr. was held Thursday, June 14, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Chapel. The family asks that memorial contributions are made to Kanawha Hospice, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 253872536, in Doyle's name. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Boggess family. Online condolences may be sent to

JOHN THOMAS "JAY" ERRETT John Thomas "Jay" Errett, 62, of Buffalo passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West at Thomas Memorial

Hospital following a long illness. He was a 1968 graduate of Buffalo High School, a member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, and a member of Laborer's Local Union No. 1353, Charleston. Jay was a former Buffalo Town Council member, having served for many years. Many also knew him from his years as manager of the Buffalo Exxon, and Country Mart and Lanes in Leon. Jay was also a former coach in the North Putnam girls’ softball league. Born February 5, 1950, he was the son of the late Samuel E. Errett Jr. and Ruth Martin Errett. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Kristin Errett; a son, Sean Errett of Buffalo; sisters, Sharon Errett of Charleston, and Kay Errett of Leon; brothers, Samuel E. (Lois) Errett III of Eleanor, and Bill (Loretta) Errett of Buffalo; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Denver Tucker, Pastor Woody Willard, and Pastor David Panaro Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Walker Chapel Church Cemetery, Robertsburg. Online condolences may be sent to the Errett family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

ELIZABETH JANE FRAZIER Elizabeth Jane Frazier, 80, formerly of Fraziers Bottom, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Jane grew up in West Virginia and raised her family here, but called Cornelius, N.C., home for the last 20 years of her life. She was a lifelong homemaker, and a very caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed doing much volunteer work over the years, and particularly valued her time at Habitat for Humanity in Cornelius, and treasured her friendships with her co-workers there. She also was a longtime volunteer at Lake Norman Hospital, where she received generous and tender care in her final days. She is survived by three children and their families, Larry Frazier and his wife, Karla, of Advance, N.C., Brad Frazier and his wife, Kay, of Cornelius, N.C., and Patty Gayhart and her husband, Jim, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and stepson, John Frazier and his wife, Jane, of Flint, Mich. She was a very proud grandmother to 10 grandchildren, and just celebrated the birth of her first greatgrandchild this week. A graveside service was held Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, was in charge of arrangements. The family would like to thank the staff of Churchill Assisted Liv-

ing for their special and loving care in recent months. Memorial donations may be made to Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 236 Stave Branch Road, Fraziers Bottom, WV 25082.

DAWN ROGERS GARRETT Dawn Rogers Garrett, 58, of St. Albans went to be with the Lord on June 7, 2012, due to natural causes. She was the oldest daughter of the late Roscoe and Katherine Rogers. Her childhood was spent traveling the world as an "army brat." She had the opportunity to call Saigon, Vietnam and Verona, Italy, home then later, after living all over the U.S., her parents settled in Virginia, later retiring in their home state of West Virginia. She was a graduate of Cave Springs High School, Roanoke, Va. Most of her adult life she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Dawn often said that being a mother was the hardest and most wonderful job she ever had! Dawn was a devout Christian whose faith in Jesus Christ was her driving force. A devoted member of The Crossing Church of St. Albans, she had also attended St. Andrew United Methodist Church for several years. Her church family was as precious to her as she was to them. She profoundly impacted everyone she met with her loving spirit and kindness. Her door was always open to her friends, family and friends of her family! In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beautiful daughters, Amber Garrett Arellano of Pompano Beach, Fla., in 2010, and Katherine "Katie" Garrett of St. Albans in April of 2012. She is survived by her husband of almost 34 years, William 'Bill' Garrett Sr.; a son, William 'Will' Garrett Jr. and wife, Michelle, of Charles Town; four grandsons, Harrison Garrett, Ryan Arellano, Matthew Arellano, and Michael Arellano; and sister, Ahngela Rogers Eggers (Gary) of WinstonSalem, N.C. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 10, at The Crossing (formerly Trinity Baptist Church) with Pastor Stan Smith officiating. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family wishes that donations are made to The Crossing Church, St. Albans, in Dawn's honor. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

CHAD ALFRED HERDMAN Chad Alfred Herdman, 27, of Eleanor passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012, as a result of injuries

June 18-22, 2012 – Page 9 he sustained in an automobile accident. He was a 2002 graduate of Buffalo High School, had an excellent sense of humor, and loved music and poetry. Born July 25, 1984, he was the son of Carol Herdman and Betty Hanshaw Herdman. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Alfred and Lorine Hanshaw; paternal grandparents, Ray and Gladys Herdman; as well as a half brother, Larry Herdman. In addition to his parents, Chad is survived by a brother, Chris Herdman of Winfield; sisters, Cheryl Herdman of Poca, and Charlotte Martin of Midway; half brother, Wayne Herdman of Buffalo; half sisters, June Tucker of Buffalo, and Karen Herdman of Point Pleasant. The Herdman family would like to thank Chad's many friends for their love and contributions to his happiness. "Huey" loved you all dearly and loved to share stories of your times together. Thank you so much for your loyalty to him and for making him smile and know that he was loved. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel. Burial followed in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor. Online condolences may be sent to the Herdman family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

GAYLORD GENE HERDMAN Gaylord Gene Herdman, 78, of Leon, died June 6, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

JERRY L. JIVIDEN Mr. Jerry L. Jividen, 64, of Poca, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at CAMC Memorial division. Jerry retired from Orders and Haynes Paving after 25 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Putnam County Sportsman Club and the Operating Engineers Local No. 132. He attended Faith Independent Church in Black Betsy. Jerry was preceded in death by

his parents, Opha Arnold and Edith Essie French Jividen; brother, Glen Jividen; and sister, Inogene Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Tamma Davis Jividen; daughter, Jeri Lyn Jividen of Poca; two sons, Jason Keith and Jeremy Lincoln Jividen, both of Poca; three sisters, Kathlyn Popovich of Shelby, N.C., Evelyn Wilson of Eleanor and Anna Hutchison of Poca; three brothers, Leroy of Shelby, N.C., Johnny of Chatsworth, Ga., and Danny Jividen of Poca; four grandchildren, Whitney, Chelsie, Morgan and Logan; and one great-grandson, Timmy. He is also survived by a host of family and friends. A tribute to the life of Jerry L. Jividen was held Saturday, June 16, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Jividen family. Online condolences may be sent to

BOBBIE J. LETT Mr. Bobbie J. Lett, 79, of Bancroft, passed away June 7, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House. Bobbie lived in the area his whole life. He was a member of the first Poca High School championship football team in 1950. He was a retired truck driver from Bell Lines/Smith Transfer, working from 1953 until 1988. While driving, he won the state truckers rodeo three times, going on to finish eighth in the nationals on two of these wins. He was an avid bowler, NASCAR and football fan. Bobbie was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 56 years, Mary Jane Wolfe Lett; parents, Chester and Elsie Tucker Lett; son, Stanley Dale Lett; brother, Clarence "Bancy" Lett; and sister, Evelyn Lett LeMasters. He is survived by his son, Terry and wife, Mona Lett, of Poca; grandchildren, Jason Lett of Poca, Tara Jo Lett (Scott) Honaker of Nashville, Tenn., Travis (Beth) Lett of Poca and Jessica Lett of Poca; and six great-grandchildren. The family wants to express their sincere thanks for the help and visits during Bobbie's illness. Also, they want to give special thanks to Shirley and Leann. A tribute to the life of Bobbie J. Lett was held Sunday, June 10, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Chapel


Page 10 – June 18-22, 2012 with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial was held Monday, June 11, in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Lett family. Online condolences may be sent to

ROY LEWIS LLOYD Roy Lewis Lloyd, 92, of Upland, Mason County, died after a brief and sudden illness on Sunday, June 10, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Meadows) Lloyd, and son, David (Angie) of Upland. He was predeceased by first wife, Maxine (Gibbs) Lloyd, mother of son, Bill (Sharon) Lloyd of New Haven, and daughter, Marcia (Jim) Plants of Mount Alto. Surviving stepchildren include Debbie Watterson (Mark) Czewski of Upland and Johnny (Terri), Charlie (Renee) and Rusty (Donna) Watterson, all of Apple Grove. Surviving grandchildren include Wynston and Abigail Lloyd of Upland, Jeremy "JT" (Heather) and Joel (Amber) Lloyd of New Haven, Jennifer (Lloyd) Board of Hartford and Jessica Plants of Mount Alto. Surviving step-grandchildren include Rob (Stacey) Salvino of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Joe (Angie) Salvino of Las Vegas, Nev., Tara (John) Patrick of Flatwoods, Ky., Rachael Fox of Huntington, Trey and Hannah Watterson of Apple Grove, Alicia (David) Russell of Point Pleasant, Bethany, Derrick (Loren) and Garrett (Whitney) Watterson of Mason County and Megan and Morgan Watterson of Apple Grove. Six great-grandchildren and seven step-greatgrandchildren also survive.

Born March 19, 1920, in Mount Alto, to the late Luther Lloyd and Mattie Durst Lloyd, Roy was an only child. He spent his early youth in Ohio, where the young family thrived until both parents became seriously ill. By age 7, he was sent to live with his Grandmother Durst on the family farm in West Virginia, where food was plentiful in an area and time when this was not always the case. A World War II Veteran, Mr. Lloyd was awarded the Bronze Star while serving in the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red 1) of the United States Army during the Battle of the Bulge. Immediately after the war, and during the Nuremburg Trials in Germany, he briefly guarded Hermann Goering, second-in-command to Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler. Before returning home from military service in Europe, Roy relocated from Bavaria, Germany, to the French Alps region of France, where he was permitted to further his education at the University of Grenoble. An avid baseball player during his youth and into his early years before the war while attending Marshall College (later, University) in Huntington, Roy returned to school with the help of the G.I. Bill. He pursued his passion for learning over the years, completing his education and earning advanced degrees. A well-liked and respected educator, Mr. Lloyd retired with over 40 years as teacher and principal in the Mason, Jackson and Wetzel county school systems. He remained active and engaged throughout the 30 years following retirement, during which time he enjoyed traveling with family and friends; farming and raising Angus cattle; roaming fields and hills by foot and, later,

by four-wheeler; and serving his beloved church as treasurer until his death. Wit and compassion, charm and intelligence embodied this beloved gentleman who hailed from a bygone era. A true inspiration and treasure to all who knew him, Roy will be sorely missed. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 14, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Fraziers Bottom (Upland), with Pastor Chuck Elkins and the Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Mount Zion Cemetery. The West Virginia Honor Guard and the American Legion Post No. 23 of Point Pleasant performed a military graveside service. Contributions may be made in Mr. Lloyd's memory to the Alzheimer's Association at; the American Diabetes Association at; or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

RICHARD LEE PIERCE Richard Lee Pierce, 77, of Scott Depot passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. He was the owner of the Richard Pierce Kennel at the TriState Greyhound Park. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Locy Frances Pierce; his parents, Wren Lee and Frances Edna Pierce; and sister, Ethel Jean Pierce Roberts. Surviving are his brother, Jimmy Pierce and his wife, Alyne, of Spring, Texas; and several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, June 11, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Jack Henry officiating. Entombment followed in Valley

The Putnam Standard View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, was in charge of arrangements.

PHILLIP R. TRIPLETT Phil Triplett, 71, of Charleston, passed away June 6, 2012, at Teays Valley Center. He had been a resident of Teays Center since 2004 due to the effects of a stroke he suffered in 1999. Born May 27, 1941, in Van, Phil was the son of the late General Francis Triplett Jr. and Alma Gertrude Wallace Triplett. He was a graduate of Charleston High School, and attended Marshall University. His brother, Gregory Wallace Triplett, and his uncle, Dr. David E. Wallace, preceded him in death. Phil was a former employee of FMC, and later became owner of The Lobby. He enjoyed the outdoors, his many dogs and classic cars, but most of all he enjoyed a good party with his family, grandkids and many friends. He is survived by his daughter, Terri DeLauder and her husband, David; son, Dr. Reginald Triplett and his wife, Dr. Leah Triplett, all of Charleston; sisters, Joan Matthews and her husband, Mike, and Paula Triplett Mullins, all of South Charleston, and Peggy Sue Walters of North Carolina; and grandchildren, Gregory Fitzgerald, David DeLauder, Katherine Triplett and Sara Triplett, all of Charleston. Also surviving are nieces, Nikki Bragg of Ohio and Jennifer Thompson of North Carolina; and a nephew, Lee McCallister of Beckley. Graveside services were held Friday, June 8, in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Low Gap, Boone County. Donations may be made to Kanawha Humane Society, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV

25311. You may send your condolences to the family at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home was entrusted to handle the arrangements.

ANGELA T. YOUNG Angela T. Young, 73, of Hurricane, WV, went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2012, after a long illness. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also member of the Adda Baptist Church of Hurricane. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wetzel E. Young; daughter, Sharon Young; granddaughter, Michelle Gillespie and her parents, William and Anna Call. Surviving: children, Ronald Young, Richard Young, William Young, Alan and Bobbi Young, Mike and Debbie Gillispie, and Bill and Patty Gillispie, all of Hurricane; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild; brothers and sisters; Wayne Call, Tom Call, Jane Call, Larry and Cindy Call, all of Hurricane; Marshall and Joann Call of Culloden, Karen Childress of St. Albans, and Ellen Wilson of Winchester, KY, and several nieces and nephews. We want to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff at Putnam Care and Rehabilitation for all the great care they gave her. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Don Wheeler and Pastor Lee Dean officiating. Burial followed at Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

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