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The mayor winner - Incumbent Randy Barrett wins the Winfield General Election June 11. Photo by Justin Waybright By Justin Waybright firstname.lastname@example.org
WINFIELD - The June 11 General Election yielded some changes for this city. The unofficial results include a new Winfield City Council. This race was close with fewer than 20 votes separating seven council candidates.
Where Love and Support Live By Justin Waybright email@example.com
TEAYS VALLEY - Off the bustling WV 34 - atop a peaceful hill - love, joy and help overlook the city. For nearly a decade, Broadmore Senior Living has given area residents and families an unmatched service. The serene location and genuine service offer seniors more of a vacation than a place to live. An undeniable love for others is immediately recognized with Broadmore's staff. "I love seniors and love touching people's lives," said Cassie Cain, executive director. "We often help people going through a crisis - we try to be their counselor, friend and extended family." Community Relations Director Ashley Dornbos agreed. "We get calls every day from people in crisis, struggling," the
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Good company - Seniors enjoy dining out and all the activities at Broadmore. Courtesy Photo Marshall University Graduate said. "It's a huge responsibility, but a huge honor to be able to help people who don't know
what to do - it's great to make their lives easier." The two women, along with their 60-member staff, place the
wellbeing of their residents, whom they call family, first. They SEE LOVE ON PAGE 9
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CHARLESTON - Paul Holley entered a terminal to more than 50 smiling faces. Yeager Airport came alive with joy Friday June 14. Clapping and cheering overtook the waiting area. It was not what Holley expected to experience after returning home from the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. Inevitable excitement burst into the airport. "This is crazy...This is unbelievable," the stunned Hannan High
School student said. "This has been tough - it's been a battle - a journey." In late February, on a rainy day, the high school student crashed his classic 1971 Chevy Pickup. First responders worked for more than one hour to free Holley from the battered vehicle. Initially, doctors told the young man he would be paralyzed and "could do nothing," Holley reA joyful scene - Family and friends welcome Paul Holley back home Friday June 14. Photo by Justin Waybright SEE HOMECOMING ON PAGE 9
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Page 2 –Tuesday,June 25,2013 PHS Class of 1958 to Meet The PHS Class of 1958 will meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month for a luncheon starting at 1 pm at Cross Lanes, WV at Bob Evans.
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.
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 or to rent a booth call Barbara/Jessica Reed 304-937-2452.
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 Early Bird Rate: $40 registration fee for both walkers and runners Late Bird Rate: After June 30th registration will be $45.00 Angry Bird Rate: August 9 registration will be $50.00
Community Calendar Looney Bird Rate: Day of Race $55.00. Questions, please contact Mike Null email@example.com 304-437-6802 or Chrissy Foster firstname.lastname@example.org 304743-0684 or visit PFMVK.weebly.com.
Attention: Effective July 8, 2013, and until further publicized, Hurricane Water Board meetings are scheduled 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Hurricane Sanitary/Water Pollution Control Board meetings are scheduled 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gospel Concert at Buffalo Church of God Southern Gospel Concert by Townnsmen Quartet from Middletown, OH, Fri June 28th 7PM at the Buffalo Church of God. If any questions contact Pastor Jake Eldridge 304-937-4187.
First Baptist Church of St. Albans to hold VBS The First Baptist Church of St. Albans invites children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at First Baptist Church of St. Albans, Sixth Ave. and Second St., from July 8-12 At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, 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 Fanfare Finale – a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:30 a.m. Kids at Kingdom Rock will join an international mission’s effort to share God’s love with children in Africa. Kingdom Rock is for kids from
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ages 4 to Sixth Grade and will run from 9 am to noon each day. For more information call 304727-4661 email email@example.com or visit the church at firstbaptiststalwebsite bans.com.
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 – Hope4391@frontier.com.
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 www.wvpumpkinpark.com or call 304-6388115.
Blenko Project looking for Photos/Oral Histories The Blenko Project, www.blenkoproject.org, is a nonprofit group that focuses on archiving Blenko Glass and preserving the history of Blenko Glass, the craftsmen and the designers. The Blenko Project is seeking photos of Blenko and collecting oral histories from glass workers and their families. If you own a collector or unique piece of Blenko Glass, if your family member worked at Blenko and you would like to assist with information about his employment or you need more information, please email TheBlenkoProject@aol.com.
Hurricane VFW Auxiliary #9097 Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Post home, 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.
Eleanor City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Town Hall. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.
Alzheimer Association Support Group Meeting first Wednesday of every month at 12:30 at Hometown Senior Center. This meeting is for the caregivers of the Alzheimer patients. This is a great opportunity for family members to get some information and support concerning your loved ones. Everything is confidential. Hometown Senior Center is located at 100 First Ave. N. in Hometown. If you need directions call 304586-2745. Please feel free to attend.
New Hope Animal Rescue looking for new Members New Hope Animal Rescue (formerly the Putnam County Humane Society) meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at its thrift store, Paws and Shop, 2806 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane. NHAR is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue. The group is seeking new members, volunteers, foster homes or anyone who would like to help. Call 304-5620300 for more information.
Autoimmune Support Group An autoimmune support groups meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at noon. The meeting is held in the upper level of the September House located beside Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 850 Norway Avenue, Huntington. For additional information, call Carolyn Hopper at 781-7434 or Kimberly Marcum at 7364957.
Winfield Lions Club Meetings The Winfield Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information call 304-586-3732.
Hometown Lions Club Meetings The Hometown Lions Club meets at 6 p.m., every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 First Avenue, Hometown. For more information call 304-5862745.
American Legion Post 187 American Legion Post 187 meets at 7 p.m. at the Winfield Presbyterian Church, Ferry Street, Winfield – every first and third Thursday of the month.
Scott-Teays Lions Club Meetings Scott-Teays Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Broadmore Assisted Living, 4000 Outlook Drive, Teays Valley. For more information call 304-757-8599 or
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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.
Nitro Senior Citizens sponsor Bingo! The Nitro Senior Citizens sponsor bingo Thursdays in the Nitro Community Center, 21st Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Raffles, jack-pots and complimentary coffee are included. A smoking area and concessions are available Proceeds benefit Nitro Senior Citizens’ programs.
Bodyfit, Christian Fitness Fellowship Class Bodyfit, Christian Fitness Fellowship, have classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Arts in Action, Hurricane. Contact certified fitness educator Joni Prince at 304-419-1193 or email@example.com for more information.
Mothers of Preschoolers Meet on Wednesdays Mothers of Preschoolers meet from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. September through May. Meetings are held at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, behind Scott Teays Elementary School. For more information please call 304-757-7621.
Cub Scout Pack 586 Meetings Pack 586 Cub Scouts meet every week at the Eleanor First Baptist Church. For more information, please call Cub Master Rob Woods at 304-586-2685 or Glen Armstrong at 304-586-1157.
Story Hour Story Hour for children will be held at 10 a.m. at the Poca Branch of the Putnam County Public Library. Children can also meet for story hour at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo, Eleanor and Hurricane branches.
Food Pantry The Food Pantry at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship on Teays Valley Road is open from 911 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. For more information, call 304-757-9166. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
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New Data Shows 113,520 Residents in Our Area at Risk of Hunger HUNTINGTON, WV – A new study finds 113,520 people in our 17 county, 3 state service area – including 35,320 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal. In all, 15.4 percent of the population in the Huntington Area Food Bank region struggles with hunger, according to research release today by Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. The findings are from Feeding America’s “Map the Meal Gap” study, which estimates the rate of food insecurity for both the general population and, separately, for children under the age of 18. The estimates are calculated at both the county and congressional-district level for the entire U.S. HAFB is part of the Feeding America network. “Food insecurity is one of the leading public health challenges in the United States,” said Dr. Craig Gunderson, Professor of Agriculture and Consumer Economics at the University of Illi-
nois, an international food insecurity expert and the lead researcher of the “Map the Meal Gap” study. “We undertook this research to demonstrate the extent and prevalence of food insecurity at both the county and congressional-district level. This data has the potential to redefine the way service providers and policy makers address food insecurity in the communities they serve. “We are particularly concerned about children who are undernourished. A child who does not receive adequate nutrition may experience behavioral problems, have difficulty concentrating in school and has an increased risk of medical problems. Lack of adequate nutrition in children, for even a brief period of time, may also cause permanent physical and developmental impairments,” Gunderson said. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, more than 50 million people nationwide are food insecure.
By analyzing household income levels, the study reveals 72 percent of children at risk of hunger in western West Virginia, northeastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio are eligible for federal nutrition programs, such as free or reduced school lunch and breakfast - but 27.6 percent are not. “No one should have to worry about where they will find their next meal,” said Tiffany Tatum, Executive Director of the Huntington Area Food Bank. “This study gives us specifics about hunger in our own backyard and serves as a wake-up call to everyone about the reality of hunger.” “Map the Meal Gap 2013” also shows: • The cost of an average meal in HAFB’s service area. Here in our region the cost of an average meal is $2.53. • The cost of an average meal relative to the national average is $2.67. This is the third year Feeding America has conducted the “Map
the Meal Gap” study. The findings of "Map the Meal Gap" are based on statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; food price data and analysis were provided by Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN), a global information and measurement company providing insights into what consumers watch and buy. The study was generously supported by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Nielsen and The ConAgra Foods Foundation. Prior to the study’s first release in March 2011, food insecurity data was only available at the state level in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual report. The study further analyzes each county's food insecure population to determine their income eligibility for federal nutrition assistance, and also provides meal cost estimates for every county in the nation. The Huntington Area Food Bank is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief
agency in the United States. HAFB services nearly 200 agencies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. HAFB receives products from Feeding America, USDA, local donors, regional grocers, restaurants, farmers, food manufacturers and food processors. About Feeding America Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer.
Poca High School Alumni Association says “Thank You” The Poca High School Alumni Association would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped with the Poca High School Alumni Banquet held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Poca High School. The Boogie Brothers Band gave a beautiful
rendition of music for the occasion. Bernadene Simpson, a 1940 graduate of Poca High School, was honored with a pretty corsage for being such a faithful committee worker and supporter of the Alumni Banquet in
appreciation. The Banquet had a nice crowd of graduates and their spouses and friends from 1940 class to 1984 class. A delicious meal was served by The Putnam County Board of Education staff and the seating arrangements and sound
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 www.wvpumpkinpark.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also call 304-743-1766 or 304-638-5722.
Glad Tidings Assembly of God looking for Youth Leader
system were compliments of the Putnam County Board of Education. The graduates enjoyed a great evening of renewing old acquaintances and bringing back memories of long ago. The music was great for some enjoyable
dancing. Some of the classes held picnics or get-to-gethers at other areas during the weekend. We like to feel that all had a good time and promise to attend the banquet in the future.
at 304-881-7564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Bingo Every Wednesday night (7:00 p.m.) VFW Post 9097, Teays Valley Road. Public invited.
Divorce Recovery Seminar & Support Group A divorce recovery seminar and support group, DivorceCare, meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 3653 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. For more information, call Roger Gibson at 562-0262 or the church at 757-8829.
WV Pumpkin Festival Teen & Queen’s Pageant The 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Teen & Queen’s Pageants will be held on Sunday, August 25th 2:00 p.m. at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton, WV. Teens (ages 13-15) and Queens (ages 16-21) must be residents of West Virginia. The Queen will reign over the 2013 WV Pumpkin Festival Oct. 3rd –
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 – Hope4391@frontier.com.
Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane is looking to fill the position of Youth Leader. Applicant should be credentialed with the Assemblies of God or willing to work towards credentialing and should have a Pentecostal/Spirit-filled background. For more information, please call the church office at (304)5623074 or email us at email@example.com.
Glad Tidings looking for part-time Worship Leader Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane is looking for a parttime Worship Leader. Applicants should have a Pentecostal/Spiritfilled background and be familiar with contemporary Christian music as well as traditional hymns. For more information, please call the church office at (304)562-3074 or email us at
Zumba Classes Zumba classes are held at the Teays Valley VFD – divisions are as follows: All levels at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Zumba Gold (Senior citizens/beginners) at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call Edith Bourne, instructor,
Nitro Senior 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.
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RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Baked Zucchini Sticks Ingredients: 1 cup Original Bisquick® mix 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 egg 3 medium zucchini, cut into 3x1/4-inch strips Marinara sauce, heated, if desired
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Directions: Heat oven to 475°. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. In small bowl, combine Bisquick mix, cornmeal, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. In another small bowl, beat egg. Dip zucchini slices into egg mixture; then in Bisquick mixture. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Spray zucchini with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 475° for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, turn zucchini sticks; spray with nonstick cooking spray. Return to oven, and bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
“LIFE’S TIME” Thought for the week: Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say Rejoice. Philippians; 4; 4-8 (KJV) The verses in Philippians were listed as favorites in the biography of 1950’s actress Gale Storm, whose TV shows of “My Little Margie’’ are so well remembered. At the impressionable age of 15 myself, I looked forward to each episode with laughter, to view what antics she got herself into. In June 2009 she passed away, at age 87 years old. She was a Christian, whose earlier life had bouts of alcoholism, she became a vigorous advocate to others, to fight this disease, with help and hope for a better life. Born and raised in Texas, her father died when she was 17 months old, leaving her Mother to raise three girls on her own. We often associate our youth
memories, with such times, as watching TV shows, or special news events, such as do you remember, where you were, when the news of Pres. John F. Kennedy was assassinated? I was crossing 4th Ave. in Huntington, WV with my children and friend Bonnie. The mind is a great member of our body, to store all this away, and restores it at the mention of something or someone. Our span on earth seems short with age, especially when you attend a class reunion, or see someone you have not seen in fifty years. My secret thoughts are, ”Do I look that old?” - Nine times out of ten, the person looking back at you thinks the same thing about you! When did she get so gray headed, well take a look in the mirror, where did your hair go? HA! The glory of young men is their strength; and thy beauty of
The Putnam Standard old men is the grey head. Proverbs 20; 29. (Go Fred) Another mind trick - you may feel young, but gravity and age, have robbed that body of energy to do what the mind thinks it can do - we have no choice, but to accept life’s span, and rejoice in the Lord, to thank Him for each day He gives us. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90; 12. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4; 6. As the month of JUNE passes by, let us look forward to JULY! JUNE QUOTATION - James Whitcomb Riley - 1849-1916: Then let us, one and all be contented with our lot. The June is here this morning, and the sun is shining hot. Oh! Let us fill our hearts up, with the glory of the day, And banish every doubt, care, and sorry far away. Prayer: Blessed Father of ALL, thank you for each and every day, no matter what comes our way. Amen.
July Wonderful West Virginia Magazine features: Music on the Mountain; The Falls of Hills Creek; The Civil War and the Sharp Family; and Bronzebacks and Bucketmouths SOUTH CHARLESTON - The July 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia, now on sale, continues its year-long celebration of the state’s sesquicentennial with articles and photos showing why West Virginia is and always has been a special place. The cover shows a colorful
grouping of Coreopsis sp. and Plox sp. by a roadside in Belle in Kanawha County. This issue also features a photo gallery of macro-shots of flowers and insects by Jozette Spacht. Articles include: Music on the Mountain At this popular annual event,
June Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL
Margo Rutledge - June 26 Dale Adkins - June 27 Diana Perdue - June 28th
Virginia Valentine Myrtle Villars William Villars Janet Wallace Rita Wallace David Weant Renda Weekley Pauletta Wilson Rebecca Wiley
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musicians from across the country and around the world gather on a Fayette County mountaintop to play tunes, dance and keep traditional music alive. The Falls of Hills Creek Nature’s dynamism and man’s dedication come together at this scenic gem, where boardwalks and paved trails lead visitors to three dazzling waterfalls, each more spectacular than the one before. Unspeakable Loss: The Civil War and the Sharp Family Though the Civil War took a terrible toll on many families, perhaps few suffered the way
this peaceable Pocahontas County family did. No one knows why two Sharp sons joined opposing sides; and for more than 60 years, no one spoke of the battle that devastated the family and divided the country. Bronzeback and Bucketmouths West Virginia offers worldclass venues for catching these feisty fish. This article gives the lowdown on how they live and where you’ll find them. Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state’s premier fullcolor magazine of history and
outdoor adventure, is published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is available at newsstands for $3 a copy, or by subscription by calling 1-800-225-5982 or online at www.wonderfulwv.com. You can subscribe to the print version for one year for $18 or two years for $36. It also is available for the iPad at an annual rate of $12 for 12 issues. Combined subscriptions for both print and iPad versions are available for $20 for 12 issues. Be sure to follow on Facebook at Wonderful West Virginia Magazine.
James F. Melton Memorial Scholarship Awarded Christa Brown, daughter of Lee and Vicki Brown was recently awarded the 12th Annual James F. Melton Memorial Scholarship at Buffalo High School. Christa plans to attend WV State University and major in Elementary Education. This scholarship was founded in memory of James F. Melton, a lifelong resident of Putnam County. Mr. Melton was principal
at Buffalo High School for many years and served the Putnam County School System for 30 years. Mr. Melton passed away in May 2000. His wife, Wanda, continues to reside in Buffalo. His daughters Pamela (class of 1986) and Jennifer (class of 1990) are both BHS alumni. The James F. Melton Scholarship will be awarded annually to
a graduating senior of Buffalo High School. Selection is made by a committee and based on academic merit, community involvement, and essay questions. Donations for future scholarship awards may be made to The James F. Melton Scholarship Fund for Buffalo High School, City National Bank, PO Box 513, Eleanor, WV 25070.
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Christian's Sports Beat: The Voice of Reds Ballpark
By: Christian Deiss
CINCINNATI, OH – Do you ever wonder who is behind the voice that you hear at a sporting event? I recently met and interviewed the voice or Public Address (P.A.) announcer of Great American Ballpark, the home of the Cincinnati Reds.
fore the fans head home,” Zerhusen said. I found all of the activities are timed out just like a radio and TV broadcast, and heading that up is the Public Address announcer. “The game that’s going on is pretty much the content and in between what we do along with the scoreboard people are commercials and promotions that keep the fans excited throughout the game.” What I found interesting was that it is the job of the P.A. announcer to make sure the umpire knows when to start the next inning, and the time between innings is always one minute forty seconds. Zerhusen told me why he became a P.A. announcer. “I love sports, always have, I have done basketball, football, racing at Kentucky Speedway and of course Reds baseball and it has always kept me close to the
The Reds have two nearby radio affiliates: WCHS-AM (580) in Charleston and WVHU-AM (800) in Huntington. Zerhusen spoke to me about why it’s important to have Reds games on in West Virginia.
Christian checking everything out from the Cincinnati Reds broadcast booth. Courtesy Photo “The Reds are a regional baseball team - for the Reds, the team draws fans from more states than just Ohio, like Kentucky, Indiana and of course West Virginia, and we like to make sure all of those folks can be a part of the ballclub.”
Christian interviewing Joe Zerhusen, the “Voice” of the Great American Ballpark, the home of the Cincinnati Reds. Courtesy Photo That voice belongs to Joe Zerhusen, the public address announcer and director of the Reds radio network and is heard on nearly 100 stations in various states, including West Virginia. I always wondered what you have to do to be a P.A. announcer and he told me. “Everyone thinks it’s just about introducing names and that’s a big part of it, but a baseball game at this level is an extensive production, from pregame activities to in-game action to the final wrap-up be-
action and near broadcasting, so I have the best of both worlds.” In his other responsibility for the Reds, Zerhusen takes care of one of the largest Major League Baseball radio networks. Zerhusen said, “I make sure all of the radio affiliates are taken care of throughout the season, I have to make sure the broadcast goes well and everything runs smooth.” He also produces a lot of the commercials you hear on the network and see on Fox Sports Ohio.
WINFIELD FROM PAGE 1 According to the unofficial results, Joe Rumbaugh, Frank Bannister, Steve Hanna, Kevin Karnes and Ryan Powers will make up Winfield’s Council. Jackie Hunter won unopposed as Recorder. Incumbent Randy Barrett won against Dick Whitney for mayor.
Looking toward the future, Mayor Barrett hopes to build a new sanitary plant, place the police department and town hall under one roof, provide river access and complete a revitalized streetscape on the main road. The winning city leaders thank all who voted in the election.
Christian looking everything over before a recent game at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Courtesy Photo WCHS-AM has been a Reds radio affiliate since the 1950’s, helping keep the majority of the area's baseball fans loyal to the Redlegs. I have had the opportunity, on a few occasions, to be the Junior P.A. announcer at Appalachian Power Park for West Virginia Power games and maybe someday I will be the voice of a major league team. We all have our dreams.
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Velma’sView By Velma Kitchens Phone Records Ok, I don't know what the big deal is about the NSA having our phone records and who we call. If looking at my cell phone records will keep terrorism out of our country, then praise be! Just keep on looking. Those of us who have nothing to hide should be thankful that someone or some agency is keeping a close watch on who Americans call and what all their affiliations are and especially to those who want to harm us. I don't think most of us have any deep dark secrets that our government wants, but think of those who do and be thankful we have the technology to keep a close watch and warn others who can take care of a problem before it starts. We little people here in America are so fast to blame the government for everything, but we can take responsibility ourselves to keep our country safe. Most of us call family friends, coworkers and businesses that are ordinary, but what if the NSA can catch someone calling the same number over and over and on the other end is a suspicious character and look into that phone call and with some investigation find that these people are not on the up and up and stop them from any plan they may have to harm America. Our country is the country to call on when anyone needs help. We have always been givers to other countries and yet there are those who want to destroy us. God help us to be in prayer for our great nation and thank those who protect us from harm – even the ones who have our phone records.
St. Francis School is not Your Average School The City of St. Albans has an extraordinary school in its midst – St. Francis School, located on Holley Street. St. Francis opened its doors in 1948, and has been providing a high-quality education ever since. Based on their April, 2013 standardized test scores, St. Francis students scored in the top 20% of students across the nation. Compared to the average national percentile of 50, St. Francis students scored at the following percentiles: Reading – 81; Vocabulary – 78; Language - 81; Mathematics – 74; Science - 77; Spelling – 78; Word Analysis – 87. How do they achieve these impressive results? When asked this question, Principal Erin Sikora replied, “We have all the ingredients for academic success – high standards, parent partners, small class sizes, excellent teachers, ongoing professional development, innovation, small group instruction from support teachers, and a safe environment.” Additionally, the school-wide discipline
ensures that instructional time is maintained in classrooms. St. Francis students enjoy a plethora of extra-curricular activities, including, children’s choir, basketball teams, band, art camp and academic camps. Students of all faiths attend St. Francis, of which 44% are Catholic. St. Francis students are involved in many activities in their communities, and are fortunate because they have both school and community friends. The students’ dual social network benefits them in their transition to middle school. Tuition is reasonable and payable monthly or in full; scholarships are also available. Why not give your child the gift of a strong educational foundation by sending him/her to St. Francis School. For information check the website at www.sfswv.com or call the school office at 304 727-5690. Open House is on Sunday, August 11 from 12:00-2:00pm. Everyone is welcome!
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Annual Quilt and Wall Hanging Exhibition on Display at the Culture Center CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2013, was unveiled in the Great Hall and the south wing of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Friday, May 24, 2013. The crowd-pleasing juried exhibition features 62 exquisite quilts and wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quilters. Quiltmaking is one of West Virginia’s oldest and most treasured art forms, and this annual display is a favorite with visitors from all over the United States and abroad. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 2. The exhibition includes work by 57 quilters from 23 counties. Winners were selected in four categories: pieced quilts, appliquéd quilts, mixed/other quilts and wall
hangings. Awards were presented at 7 p.m., May 24, during the Friday evening concert of the Vandalia Gathering. Quilt awards are $750 for first place, $400 for second place, and $300 for third place. The Wall Hanging awards are $400 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. The Division also made two purchase awards, one quilt and one wall hanging, and the judge designated a Best of Show prize of $100. In addition, eight non-monetary honorable mention distinctions and a Judge’s Choice award were made. “The quilt exhibition in the Great Hall is one of our most popular and colorful exhibitions,” said Commissioner Randall ReidSmith of the Division. “Visitors enjoy the fine handiwork of West Virginians whose creativity and appreciation of tradition are
showcased in the quilts and wall hangings we feature.” Beverly Fine, a National Quilting Association Certified Judge from Haymarket, Va., served as judge for this year’s exhibition. She made her first quilt for a friend when she was in high school, and became a dedicated quilter in 1996. Fine focuses her work on monoprinting, or using an etching press and/or fabric marbling, as well as dye-painting and shibori techniques. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows, including the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Johsonia Gallery in Fitchburg, Mass.; the Whistler House Museum of Art, the Brush Art Gallery and Studios and the New England Quilt Museum, all in Lowell, Mass. She recently co-authored the book Guide to Judged Quilt Shows, available through www.nqa.org or
Amazon. The Culture Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information about the Quilts andWall Hangings 2013 exhibit, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner for the Division, at (304) 558-0220. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division
of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Quilts and Wall Hangings 2013 Putnam Exhibitors: Jean Boggess - Hurricane, Putnam County - Bethlehem Star - 1st Place, Wall Hanging - Purchase Award Mary L. Brown - Hurricane, Putnam County - Fairy Flowers Honorable Mention, Wall Hanging Roberta Farmer - Hurricane, Putnam County - Snake River Honorable Mention, Pieced Geraldine Melton - Fraziers Bottom, Putnam County - Happy Birthday West Virginia Kay Phelps - Winfield, Putnam County - No Place Like Home - 1st Place, Pieced - Best of Show - Purchase Award St. Andrew United Methodist Church - St. Albans, Kanawha County - Galilean Sunrise.
Underage Alcohol compliance County Approves State Budget Revisions checks in Putnam County By Justin Waybright
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducted underage alcohol compliance checks on convenience stores throughout Putnam County. Out of the 15 establishments visited 3 sold to underage operative, a 20% overall buy rate. Citations were issued to all 3 salesclerks selling alcohol to operative. Underage compliance checks were funded by The Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Assisting Law Enforcement Officers were Sheriff Steve Deweese and Deputy Davis. Establish-
ments visited are as follows: Establishments in non-compliance Corner Mart, 101 Plantation Road, Pliny Pilot Travel Center # 243, 4304 First Avenue, Nitro Speedway # 9233, 4010 1st Avenue, Nitro Establishments in compliance Go Mart # 80, 4160 State Route 34, Teays Valley Speedway # 9221, 2400 US Rt. 60, Culloden Mid Valley Mart, 3706 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane Par Mar Store # 15, 3890 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane
CVS Pharmacy # 7124, 3901 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane Little General Store # 5115, 4044 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot Sheetz # 517, 1457 Charleston Road, Poca Eleanor Foodland, Route 62, Eleanor Buffalo Tiger Mart # 184, 4200 Buffalo Road, Buffalo Clark’s Pump N Shop, Route 35, Frazier’s Bottom Dollar General Store # 6080, 3274 Winfield Road, Winfield Winfield Quick Stop, 3502A Winfield Road, Winfield.
WINFIELD - The County’s budget revisions came to a close during a special commission meeting Tuesday June 18. The state required all final revisions to be approved and submitted by June 21. "This is probably the simplest one we've done since I've been here," said County Administrator Brian Donat. Commissioner Steve Andes asked, "So, there will be no more individual budget revisions for the fiscal year?" "No," Donat answered. "We've done everything for this fiscal year, and we'll open up the new year in the middle of July." Commissioner Joe Haynes
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seemed pleased with the revisions. "This is just accounting for the money over the year and just reconciling things that went in and things that have gone out," he said. Commissioners approved the revisions. They also approved a transfer of more than $32,000 from the Emergency 911 Fund to the General County Fund, more than $3,000 from the Building Fund to the Animal Shelter Project and more than $126,000 from the TIF Fund to the Valley Park Project. After this, the commission agreed to donate $5,500 to 4H. County leaders learned of a $10,172 request from the sheriff's department for communication equipment. Commissioners approved the submission of an electronically filed Justice Assistance Grant application or JAG. Discussions of cleaning and maintaining the war memorial in Winfield ended the brief commission meeting. "It really needs cleaned badly," Haynes said. "Winfield may be able to do it." “We'll schedule a day," said Donat.
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Time For Service
Time For Ser vice ~ Area Church Services ~
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. www.ascensionwv.com 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. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. www.coglutheran.com. 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 www.tcrcountry.com. 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 www.gatewaychurch.net. 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: email@example.com www.gladtidingswv.org. 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.
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: www.mvbaptistchurch.org. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pine Grove Church of Christ 504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant - Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, pcclife.com. 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 www.redeemerpcawv.org. 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. www.thedepotlive.com 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. www.teaysvalleybaptist.com 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.
Tuesday,June 25,2013 – Page 7 Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 www.tvcog.org - (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.
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Two Win Diamond Electric Scholarships
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"It's Gonna be Great" By Justin Waybright email@example.com
Danielle Smith of Buffalo High School and Angela Haikal of Winfield High School were winners of the scholarships given annually by Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corporation of Eleanor. Danielle is the daughter of Danny and Lori Smith of Leon.
She plans to study at Bridgemont College in Bridgemont, WV, and she hopes to become a dental hygienist. Angela is undecided about her college plans. She would like to attend either WVU or the University of Kentucky where she will study oncology.
Scott/Teays Lions Club elects New Officers SCOTT DEPOT The Scott/Teays Lions Club has elected new officers for the year 2013/14. They are: Bill Hensley, president; Steve Biron, first vice president; Trudy Oliver, second vice president and immediate past president; Larry Frye, secretary, and Randy Eddy, treasurer. Others officers are Fredda Ray, Lion Tamer; Harold Walker, Tail Twister; Boyd Harper, membership chairman, and Tammy Hauldren, program chairman. All other club members are directors at large. The Scott/Teays Lions Club's
main activity in the Hurricane, Scott Depot, Teays Valley area is eye care through providing eye exams and eyeglasses for those residents who cannot afford these services without help. Other activities include, but are not limited to, American Flag programs in the schools; eye screening in the schools; Adopt a Highway; the Putnam County Homecoming; Youth Exchange; and eyeglass recycle. The club also provides eye surgeries and hearing aids through the West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation Foundation.
HURRICANE - Great Clips cut its ribbon during an official grand opening Monday June 17. The haircut shop marks Hurricane's second new business opening in one week. Signs stating "$4.99" haircuts lead guests to Great Clips. Manager Kelly Norris is proud to offer affordable haircuts and styles to the area. During the past two weeks, Norris has received positive feedback from clients "Everybody is happy, excited and telling friends and family," she said. "We're all about convenience and comfort." General Manager Andrea Pinciaro looks forward to amplified success in Hurricane. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Pinciaro sees a need for Great Clips in Southern West Virginia. "People are definitely wanting a good deal and a good haircut," she said. "Since our door opened, it's been growing." More than 3,000 Great Clips franchises cover the nation. Inside the Hurricane location, guests can receive haircuts, styles, condition treatments and beard trims. The shop offers services to children, adults, seniors and families. Great Clips will offer its $4.99 haircut special until June 28 when prices will move up to $6.99. It is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Hurricane continues to grow - The city and county welcomes another business to the area June 17. Photo by Justin Waybright
Ready to style - Kelly Norris and Andrea Pinciaro offer affordable haircuts to children, seniors and families in Hurricane at their new business Great Clips. Photo by Justin Waybright For more information, call (304) 377-0630 or visit www.greatclips.com. Great Clips
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Putnam PSD earns Water Quality Awards
Putnam PSD representatives receive a commendation from the Putnam County Commission for recent water quality awards at the Putnam County Courthouse. Pictured L to R: Superintendent of Water Quality John Inghram, water treatment plant operator James Evers, PPSD Board of Commissioners Chairman Joe Miller, & PPSD Board of Commissioners Secretary Paul Callahan. Courtesy Photo LOVE FROM PAGE 1
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HOMECOMING FROM PAGE 1 membered. "They said I could do nothing on my own, so I had to prove them wrong," he said. Family transported Holley to the Chicago hospital where he received treatment and rehabilitation. Through the dark time in his life, friends, family, nurses and doctors comforted him. "The support there helped me a lot," he said. Tears streamed down April Vicker's face while she wheeled her son into the airport lobby. Emotion overtook her. "He's come a long way," she said, smiling and crying. "I never would have dreamed that he would have this much support." Jodi Johnson helped raise money for her hurting cousin while he was gone. Johnson, with the help of family and friends, sold more than 1,000 T-shirts. "It's so exciting to see everyone wearing his shirt and incredible to see all these people caring for him," she said. Theresa Vickers looks at her grandson and sees a miracle. She believes love and prayer from the community have helped Holley get through this tough time. "It's been overwhelming - the community support," Vickers said. "I believe his determination, the grace of God and prayers
The journey home - Police and bikers lead Holley's limo through Charleston. Photo by Justin Waybright are what got us through this." Bridgette White, a teacher at Hannan High School believes Holley has and will touch countless people with his story. "I'm so proud of him," she said. "Shriners said they had never had anyone with the extent of his injuries come so far so quickly." Holley continues to wow doctors with his fast progress. At first, he could not move his toes or feet. Now, he is making progress with this and even popping wheelies in his wheelchair. Those closest to Holley believe he will defy modern medicine and every doctor who said, "No." "I think he'll walk again," said
White. Holley's grandmother agreed. "I believe God heals, and we're praying for a miracle," she said. Holley's mother said, "Miracles happen every day." The Hannan Junior hopes to one day lace up his green Nikes and blow everyone away with his first step. "I'm aiming for it," Holley confidently said. Until that day comes, family and friends look to the Bible for their hope. They hold on to words from Matthew 19:26, which states, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
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Facility of love - Broadmore offers an unmatched service to area seniors. It is located in Teays Valley and is currently home to 70 seniors. Courtesy Photo believe this approach is what drives Broadmore's consistent success. "It's truly what makes a great facility," said Cain. "It's loving what you do and having caring and loving come from within." The staff aims to impact all the more than 70 residents they serve. According to the former Morris Memorial Nursing Home worker, overseeing Broadmore is more a calling than a job. "It feels good when someone says, 'thank you'," she said. "It's knowing you made a difference." Dornbos mirrored Cain's sentiment. "It's great to talk to people every day and learn their stories," she said. "It's an honor to be able to help these folks and offer solutions." The staff not only helps families, but once a resident comes to
Broadmore, it offers 24-hour care, nursing, a dietary team, apartments, suites, a memory care community, an assisted living community, hospice, specialized care, therapy, socialization, outings and activity programs and most importantly: the life they deserve. "It's our goal that when they come here, they feel like it's home," Cain said. For more information, call Broadmore's office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (304) 757-4778 or call Ashley Dornbos at (304) 989-2221 or Cassie Cain at (304) 989-4722. Also, visit www.broadmoreteaysvalley.com. "You're not alone," said Dornbos. "We can help you - we offer resources and are in tune to what your loved one needs."
THE ISAACS July 6th - 7:00 PM MICHAEL COMBS September 7th - 7:00 PM
For Tickets or Information Online: www.miltonpac.com Or Contact: (304) 654-1339 (304) 634-5857 (304) 638-1633
WV PUMPKIN FESTIVAL October 3-6. For more information use contact website or phone numbers VANDELLâ€™S Dinner & Concert October 26th - Dinner @ 6:00 PM Concert @ 7:00 PM THE BOOTH BROTHERS November 2nd - 7:00 PM THE HOPPERS November 16th - 7:00 PM IVAN PARKER December 6th - 7:00 PM THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS December 14th - 6:00 PM
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Fishing like George Washington
David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr. firstname.lastname@example.org
With West Virginia's 150th birthday last week and the 150th anniversary of the state's largest Civil War battle, Droop Mountain coming up this November, there's a renewed interest in all things sesquicentennial. When I was in college, I did quite a bit of Civil War reenacting with the Co. F 11th Virginia Cavalry. I participated in the Droop Mountain reenactment several times and there are lots of other folks around this great state who enjoy re-living history that way. One thing I wish I had done back then is fish. Certainly Civil War soldiers, especially rationpoor Confederates, did their
share of fishing to pass the long weeks between campaigns both for fun and sustenance. For your average person, fishing gear of Civil War had changed little, if any, from the Revolutionary War. Should you ever want to make your own reenactors' tackle box, you can use George Washington's tackle box as an example. Just do an Internet search for “George Washington fishing kit” and you will see a picture of it. George Washington did quite a bit of fishing in his day, both for recreation and business. He operated a commercial fishery on the Potomac River (one of Mount Vernon's many endeavors) that caught fish and preserved them in salt for export and he seemed to be always ready for some leisurely fishing. He fished the Ohio in West Virginia during his 1770 trip and while he didn't record it in his diary as far as I know, there's a good chance he even fished the Kanawha River in Putnam and Mason counties when he was here. There probably wasn't a hole in northern Virginia, Maryland or New Jersey he hadn't fished. He even did some salt-water fishing in Barbados. Washington, mind you, was a very busy man. I'm sure he didn't fish every day, but he dropped a line when he could. He carried his tackle box in his coat pocket, ready to fish when-
ever the opportunity presented itself. Back in those days, fishing tackle was far more compact than today. Washington's complete tackle box – at least the one that survives – is an oval-shaped can, not all that different really from a shoe polish tin. Inside are hooks of two sizes, one for trout, perch and bass and another for larger fish, such as catfish. Wound around a piece of wood is the main fishing line, made of braided horse hair. There's also a thinner line made of silk for the hooks. There is also some wax for the line. At first glance, Washington's hooks themselves look surprisingly modern, although they are eyeless. Washington's hook, called a “spade” hook, is made from a round piece of wire that is flattened at the end to keep the line from sliding off. This type of hook actually works very well and stays very securely on the line. The hooks were blued so they wouldn't rust. You may notice that there is no reel, except for the small wood trellis the line is wound on. There is also no rod. Angling in those days was up close, personal and had as much in common with hunting and fishing of today. Washington would simply walk down to the stream and find a nice-looking
branch or sapling to tie his hooked line to. He'd turn over a rock or two and whatever insect or worm he'd find under it would be his bait. Washington’s fishing tackle box and accompanying hooks and line can be viewed in the Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott Gallery in Mount Vernon’s Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center or by searching for “George Washington fishing kit” on the Internet. You can make or purchase such a kit. Try www.historicanglingenterprises.com – they sell period-correct fishing tackle from the 1400s to 1800s. They have historical tackle already made or the supplies you need to make your own. I found much of what I needed to make my kit at West Virginia Hobby and Craft in Teays Valley. In the bracelet section, you'll find hemp cord that you can use for period-correct line. They also have hackle feathers you can use for flies and wing feathers you can use to make a period-correct quill float. Washington always had really nice stuff. If you make your own, it won't look as good as his, but it will be more like something your average person might have had with either homemade hooks or hooks made by the local blacksmith.
Thus far, I've made two hooks and my fishing line. For the line, I used the hemp cordage from the bracelet/bead section. It's already period-correct; the only thing it lacks is the optional wax. I used the hemp line also to snell my hooks. You need the hook line to be weaker than your main line – so if it breaks, it will always break at the hook, so I removed one of the hemp strands from my snell line. For the hooks, I used the .047 music wire. I cut small sections of wire, then heated them and bent them into the shape of a hook. I flattened one end of the hook (where the eye would be if it had one) with a hammer and also flattened the hook point. I then filed the point of the hook sharp and made a barb with the file. I used the hemp line for my hook, but that's just because it is what I had. Silk thread would be period correct and probably work better. That's really all you need to make some hooks and line. Back then, a straight branch – cut on site - was all you needed for a rod. I've never heard of a fishing reenactor before, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Contact David Payne at email@example.com.
Outdoors Roundup I saw something last week that you don't see every day: A hen with chicks in tow. I was driving along and a hen was crossing with her chicks. I slowed down and watched as the mother hurried her chicks along. I thought they were all across, but there were some stragglers in the weeds on the other side. The hen crossed the road again, scolded her wayward chicks, then walked back to the other side and herded her other chicks away from the road. She turned around, scolded the chicks as they started across the road. They started running, one of them started flying, but, being a baby chick, it could only fly about three inches off the
ground. It was one of the cutest things I've seen. A tip for fly-fishing streamers: If you shake your hand – almost as if you were having a tremor – you can make your streamer move like a crankbait. I've done this for years. Green weenies are especially effective moved this way. You don't see many people retrieve like that (I don't think I've ever seen anybody beside myself retrieve like that). I think that has a lot to do with the fact most flyfishermen started out with spinning-rods and the modern spinning lures we've become accustomed to. In the old days, your lure was basically a lump of wood that you had to make move
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like a fish. Now, the lures are designed to move themselves. I saw a man who is a genius: I was fishing on a stream recently and a man stopped by with an odd-looking pole. The pole had several circular scouring pads attached at the ends. He waded chest deep into the water with his pole, thrust the pole among the tree branches, gave a few twists and tugs and pulled lure after lure from the tree. He said he gets several hundred dollars worth of lures each year this way. In an hour, I saw him pull probably $50 worth of lures from that one tree. Who would have thought this: I was fishing in Pocahontas County recently with my son. He had just gotten a new fly rod and fished with it a half-hour before he was in the stream swimming. Trout weren't hitting anything, but I was catching bass and
bluegill, so I switched over to streamers and targeted those fish. What seemed odd to me was that little David's swimming had no affect on the fishing whatsoever. In fact, I was catching fish just a few feet away from him. There is a new West Virginia State Record skipjack herring: Zachary Hankins of Chesapeake, Ohio, broke the state length record, literally by a skipjack nose. The fish was 19.21 inches long and weighed 2.61 pounds. It bested the former state record for length, a 19.1-inch skipjack caught by Howard Neal Craig on the Ohio River and the former weight record, a 2.61-pound fish caught by Steve Skeens from the Kanawha River in 2002. Steve Skeens has had about a bazillion state record fish. Or maybe it was just two, but it seems like I've seen Steve Skeens name pop up a thousand times over the years. He still has the state record for walleye. That man can fish. It is a shame, a crying shame there is no mooneye-herring record keeping. I caught a mooneye herring several years ago that was 19.5 inches long and one of the largest mooneyes ever
David Payne with a 19-inch mooneye herring he caught with a flyrod using a Bad Oldesloe Worm streamer. caught. I wouldn't have gotten the record anyway; because I threw the fish back (I didn't realize it was a legendary fish). There should at least be a trophy-citation category for this fish, but there is not. It was one of my most memorable catches and certainly the most acrobatic fish I've ever had on the line. The fly I caught it on is called the Bad Oldesloe worm, designed by Dirk Stiebler of Bad Oldesloe, Germany.
The Putnam Standard Across 1. Rhyming word game 7. Christmas song singer 14. Lamenters 15. Cupidity 16. Producing a photochemical effect 17. Seasonal wind in southern Asia 18. Backstabber 19. Church official 21. “___ bitten, twice shy” 22. Pinocchio, at times 24. Gift tag word 25. Butt 26. ___ tube 28. Barber’s motion 30. “How ___!” 31. Fit together 33. A late riser 35. Kind of triangle 37. More flashy, as in clothes 40. Bundle 44. Coastal raptor 45. Excursion 47. Harder to find 48. Dumfries denial 49. “Beowulf,” e.g. 51. Harp’s cousin 52. Gossip, slangily 54. Bag 56. A.T.M. need (acronym) 57. Iridaceous plant with fragrant one-sided clusters
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of flowers 59. Turned away 61. South American, dark, nocturnal bird 62. Teapot covering (2 wds) 63. Sports official 64. Off the mark
Down 1. Addictive narcotic 2. Canes made from palm stems 3. “Gimme ___!” (start of an Iowa State cheer) (2 wds) 4. Darn, as socks 5. Succinct 6. Academy Awards 7. Daisy-like plant 8. Shakespeare, the Bard of ___ 9. Amscrayed 10. About (2 wds) 11. Young Simba (2 wds) 12. Destruction of the environment 13. Backed out of a promise 14. Nemo’s dad 20. Draftee 23. Stop working 27. Medical advice, often 29. Soft, moist part of fruit 30. ___ Flatts
32. “Go ahead!” (2 wds) 34. Reverse, e.g. 36. A musical composition in someone’s honor 37. Summon (2 wds) 38. “Little House on the
Africa Ages Apple Away Barn Bits China Clown Corn Ease Edge Egypt Envy Experimenting Face Fine Fire Five Flag Float Glistening Grade Infected Intent Into Isn’t Jaws Lava Lies Light Lime Lion Might
___” 39. Alone, used with “by” 41. Atomic number 36 42. Supremely spooky 43. Chic 46. Plagiarist
Mile Mined Miss Nail Nests Nets Noon Oars Oils Operations Organized Pass Refrigerators Rent Said Sake Sand Sewing Some Sour Speak Stalk Stress Tear Term Thin Those Time Tops Tubes Urban Virus
50. Speleologist 53. Daughter of Zeus 54. Cork’s country 55. Brandy flavor 58. “Dear” one 60. ___ Victor (acronym)
LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS
Page 12 â€“Tuesday,June 25,2013 RICHARD L. BAILEY SR. GENEVIEVE "GENNY" CUMMINGS BERRY WILLIAM MICHAEL BOGGS ROBERT NELSON BONAR GLENDA L. "DOLL" WHITTINGTON BRESTER DANNY L. BROCK HENRY JACKSON CAIN ROBERT C. "BOB" CLEEK KELLY DEAN ELKINS DORIS CRAWFORD FLESHMAN LINDA GAIL GRANT MARY ADELINE GRAVELY MARY CATHERINE HENDERSON MARY M HIVELY RICHARD LEE HOLSTON JR. CHERYL ANN JENKINS HAROLD DEAN PEYTON JOHN ALLEN PRINGLE WILLIAM EUGENE RUSSELL VIRGINIA LEE "SIS" SPENCE JAMES L. THOMPSON ("PAINTER JIM") LOIS LOUISE THORNTON GARY M. WALKER SR. DANNY W. WENTZ DEBORAH LYNN WENTZ
RICHARD L. BAILEY SR. Richard L. Bailey Sr., 67, of St. Albans, died June 15, 2013. Preston Funeral Home, Charleston, was in charge of arrangements.
GENEVIEVE "GENNY" CUMMINGS BERRY Genevieve "Genny" Cummings Berry, 80, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, after a long battle with cancer. Born August 2, 1932, in Charleston, Genny was a daughter of the late Hibbert D. and Florence Ettie Cummings. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Leon Berry in 1993. Her siblings were Nellie, Joe, Margaret, Blaine, Roy, Oral, Hibbert, Cecil and Issabelle. She was a Christian and a resident of St. Albans since 1955. She worked for the First Twin City Shopping Guide from 1969-1980 and then at the AW Cox Department Store as the department head until the store closed. She also owned and operated Genny's Alteration and Resale Shop in Nitro. In her younger years, she enjoyed ladies softball, basketball and bowling. She was also a member of the Carbide Ladies Golf League. In her later years, she bought and remodeled and
sold two houses. She enjoyed doing all the maintenance on her own house. She is survived by her children, James L. Berry of Tennessee and Deborah J. Rhan and Jennifer Hall-Skees, both of St. Albans; grandchildren, Debbie Berry, Heather J. Turley, Jimmy Berry and Danny Rhan; and greatgrandchildren, Caige, Jade, Chessie, Zoey and Sir. Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, Albans. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.co m.
WILLIAM MICHAEL BOGGS William Michael Boggs, 56, of Winfield, formerly of Lansing, Mich., a former broadcaster-executive, died June 6, 2013. Memorial services were held Friday, June 21, at Christ Community Church, Lansing, Mich. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Martha (Phillips) Boggs. He is survived by his son, John; daughter, Leslie; and his brother, Tom. Arrangements were by Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.
ROBERT NELSON BONAR Robert Nelson Bonar, 51, of Pittston, Pa., formerly of St. Albans, W.Va., died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Born April 25, 1962 in Wheeling, W.Va., he was a son of Josephine Jacqueline Richards Bonar and the late Robert Lee Bonar. Surviving are his mother, Josephine Jacqueline Bonar, Hurricane, W.Va.; former wife, Oneida Ruth Bonar, Courtdale, Pa.; sons, Robert Lee and Johnathan Christopher Bonar, both of Courtdale, Pa.; daughter, Jacqueline Frances Bonar, Hurricane, W.Va.; sisters, Deborah Lee (Jerry) Stephens, Glen Dale, W.Va., Pamela Colleen (Rick) Dillon, Hurricane, W.Va.; and nieces, Heather Lee Frazier, Hurricane, W.Va. and Amy Renee Stephens of Glen Dale, W.Va. Private funeral service was held at John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Interment was at the family's convenience.
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GLENDA L. "DOLL" WHITTINGTON BRESTER Glenda L. "Doll" Whittington Brester, 66, of Nitro, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Mae Whittington; four sisters (one being her twin); one brother; husband, Jerry Brester; two grandsons; and longtime companion, John Owsley. Surviving her are daughters, Kim Harris of Charleston, W.Va., Robin (Rob) Barnes of St. Albans, W.Va.; son, Dale Burford of Nitro; six grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; brothers, Cecil (Patty) Whittington of Columbus, Ohio, Rick (Amelia) Whittington of Cross Lanes, W.Va., Ernie (Debbie) Whittington of St. Albans, W.Va.; sister, Debbie Harris of Nitro, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews. "Home going" services were held Sunday, June 16, at GatensHarding Funeral Home in Poca. Burial was at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens in Hometown, W.Va. The family asks that donations are made to the funeral home to help cover expenses. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca assisted the Brester family.
DANNY L. BROCK Danny L. Brock, 76, of Scott Depot, passed away June 11, 2013, at his home. Born February 27, 1937, in Lincoln County, Danny was a son of the late Bernie and Irene Brock. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Charles Brock, Janice Hudson and Jane Eggleston. He served his country in the United States Air Force and retired from Columbia Gas as a pipeline worker. Danny loved his music and was well known throughout the area as a talented harmonica player and was a member of the Appalachian Rounders band. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Danny is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy J. Brock; children, Dawnetta Evans, Dorothy and husband, Robert Weethee, William "Bill" Brock and wife, Sandy and Danny Lee Brock Jr. and wife, Christy; grandchildren, Amanda, Nicholas, Kami, James and wife, Cassi, Kelly and husband, Billy, Skylor, Amber, Chloe, Andrew, Evan and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Alexis and Emma; brothers, Johnny (Judy) Brock, Ronald (Maria) Garrett, Carl "Eddie" Brock; uncle, Elmer; aunt, Pauline and aunt, Ruth; sister-in-law, Della; nephew, Ricky Brock; and many other family and friends.
The Putnam Standard Funeral services were held Friday, June 14, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor Kevin Prevett officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston WV 25387 or to the American Diabetes Association. Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or condolences.
HENRY JACKSON CAIN Henry Jackson Cain, 76, of Leon died June 14, 2013. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 18, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans.
ROBERT C. "BOB" CLEEK Robert C. "Bob" Cleek, 90, of Scott Depot, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, following a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Katherine Cleek; first wife, Gertrude Grace Wellman Cleek; his second wife, Goldie Lee Barker Cleek; and stepson, Rodney W. Barker. Born in Gary, Ind., he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in engineering and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, with service in The Yukon. He was employed by Union Carbide Corporation, first in Whiting, Ind., before being transferred to the South Charleston Tech Center, where he retired. He was a recipient of the 1974 Union Carbide Whiting Plant Award and was a 50-plus year member of the International American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Bob enjoyed visiting national parks, seeing the desert in bloom and supporting the St. Labre Indian School. He is survived by sons, Charles (JoAnn) Cleek of Westville, Ind. and Allen Cleek of Frisco, Colo.; stepdaughter, Linda (John) Hendrickson of Scott Depot; stepsons, Douglas (Deborah) Barker of Terra Alta and David (Tina) Barker of Clarksburg; stepdaughter-in-law, Linda Barker of Morgantown; and brother, Howard (Rose) Cleek of Goleta, Calif. He also is survived by several stepgrandchildren, step-greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Jack A.C. Lawrence officiating. Interment was Friday, June 21, in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Ind. The family suggests memorials to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001 or Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309. Bob's family wishes to thank the personnel of CAMC Teays Valley, Hubbard Hospice House West
of Thomas Memorial Hospital and especially the staff of Regency Place, Scott Depot, where he resided for the last year-and-ahalf. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.
KELLY DEAN ELKINS Kelly Dean Elkins of Hurricane, formerly of Logan, passed away June 17, 2013. He was born July 13, 1955 in Portsmouth, Va. He was the son of the late Kelly and Hazel Elkins. He was also preceded in death by one sister Pam Browning and brother Larry James. He is survived by 5 sisters and 2 brothers, Betty Browning (husband Arnold) of Logan, Judy Dunevant (husband Ralph) of Mayfield, Ky., Cherry Perry (husband Ken) of Anchorage, Alaska, Linda Hall (husband Danny) of Logan, Robin Hicks (husband Ed) of Hurricane, Jerry McAllister (wife Charlotte) of Logan, and Terry McAllister of Logan. He is survived by many, many nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted at the Hurricane Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. Please send donations to Kanawha Hospice.
DORIS CRAWFORD FLESHMAN Doris Crawford Fleshman, 78, formerly of St. Albans, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Albans High School and worked many years as a secretary before becoming manager of Cottage Courts in Fort Myers, Fla. She is survived by her longtime companion and caregiver, Gary Mearns; sister, Mary Jordan of St. Albans; nieces, Sheree Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Joy Chapman of Peachtree City, Ga.; and nephew, Barney Fellure of South Charleston. She was cremated and there were no services held at this time. Hodges Funeral Home, Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, was in charge of arrangements.
LINDA GAIL GRANT Linda Gail Grant, 64, of Milton, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington. Born June 25, 1948, in Houston, Texas, Linda was a daughter of the late Roland and Connie Boswell. Linda worked in the accounting field throughout her career. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Linda is survived by her husband, Harold; daughter, Heather Grant; and granddaughter, Carina Grant; sister, Karen and her husband, Doug Atherton, of Spring-
The Putnam Standard field, Vt.; brother, Walter Boswell and wife, Shelly, of Mesa, Ariz.; godson, Kevin Willett; and many other family members and friends. She is also survived by a son, George Lang his wife, Pollie and their children, Liam and Mason of Wallingford, Pa. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Kim Stone officiating. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.
MARY ADELINE GRAVELY Mary Adeline Gravely, 65, of Hurricane, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away June 14, 2013. She was a graduate of Collins High School, Oak Hill, was a homemaker and caregiver. She is survived by her daughter, Angela White and husband, Ronnie White of Milton; daughter, Corie Gravely of Poca; son, Cris Gravely of Denver, Colo.; granddaughters, Adeline Dale and Ashley Steed of Poca; grandsons, Joel Steed of Poca and Zane White of Milton; brothers, Larry Harler and wife, Shelby of Kincaid, Douglas Harler and wife, Carol of Knoxville, Tenn., James Harler and wife, Carolyn of Fayetteville, William Harler and wife, Betty of Kincaid, Donald Harler and wife, Janet of Kincaid; sisters, Rebecca Clark of Fayetteville, Martha Bertram and husband, Jeff of Mobile, Ala.; 17 nieces; nephews and many people who remember her fondly. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Nathilee Harler. Special thanks to the staff at Teays Valley Assisted Living for loving her and for their excellent care. Memorial donations may be made to the Little Victories Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 247 Barboursville, WV 25504 or online at www.littlevictories.org. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane was honored to assist the family. Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories or to express condolences.
MARY CATHERINE HENDERSON Mary Catherine Henderson, 89, of South Charleston, passed away Monday June 17, 2013, at her residence. She was born November 5, 1923, in Morgantown, to the late Arthur I. and Rissa Cross Clawges. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Billie Francis Henderson; infant sister, Betty Jane; brothers, Paul, Robert, Arthur I. Jr. and Russell; and sisters, Marie and Virta. Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church, South Charleston, where she was active in many church circles during her
life. She attended West Virginia University and began her working career as a switchboard operator for Bell Systems in Morgantown during World War II, where she met Billie Henderson, later marrying in 1946. She enjoyed the beauty of flowers and had many talents arranging them into beautiful displays, which she did often by participating in numerous garden clubs throughout her life. Surviving are her son, Roy Alan Henderson (Debbie) of Glenville; daughters, Nancy H. Brumley of South Charleston and Brenda H. Brammer (Wesley) of Ashland, Ky.; grandchildren, R. Christopher Henderson of St. Albans and Mary E. Brumley of Savannah, Ga.; great-grandson, Coleman Wyant Henderson of St. Albans; and special nieces, Betty Jo Spivey of Williamsburg, Va. and Janis Lewis of Sunrise Beach, Mo. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to celebrate Mary's love of family by spending a little extra time with a loved one. A private family service was held at Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville. The family asks that donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
MARY M HIVELY Mary M. Hively, 84, of St. Albans, W.Va., passed away at home on Monday, May 13, 2013. She was a devout Christian and a homemaker. Mary retired from the Ramada Inn where she worked as a housekeeper for several years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dellas and Elise Drake; husband, Henry Hively; and a son, Garland "Bob" Hively. She is survived by her children, Judy Shreve, of Tampa, Fla., Carol Marshall, of St. Albans, W.Va., Charlie Hively and his wife, Donna of Charleston, W.Va.; several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 18, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with Rev. James A. Morris officiating. Donations may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care. 16060 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV. You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home was entrusted to handle the arrangements.
RICHARD LEE HOLSTON JR. Mr. Richard Lee Holston Jr., 61, of Culloden, went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lee Holston Sr. Rick is survived by his mother, Barbara Holston of Poca; wife, Diane of Culloden; two daughters, Rachel J. Nuckols of Belle
and Sonya N. Brown of Charleston; stepson, Robert Lanham of N.C.; son-in-law, Jerod Brown of Charleston; two granddaughters, Carly Nuckols of Belle and Colbie Brown of Charleston; two grandsons, Noah Nuckols of Belle and Jerod Brown Jr. of Charleston; two sisters, Brenda Campbell of Winfield and Karen Shelton of Poca; two brothers, Jim Holston of Buffalo and Scott Holston of Bancroft. He is also survived by eight nephews; and his special hunting buddy, Allen Shelton. Richard was known for his music, hunting, fishing and family. He never met a stranger and plays guitar like no other. Richard had a passion for life and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Richard was a wonderful son, husband, father and grandfather. A celebration of his life was held Sunday, June 23 at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca assisted the Holston family.
CHERYL ANN JENKINS Cheryl Ann Jenkins, of St. Albans, passed away March 9, 2013. Born October 3, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Bernice Jenkins of St. Albans, W.Va. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Jenkins of Pampa, Texas and good friend, Anita Arnold of Marmet, W.Va. Cheryl attended Morris Harvey College and spent her career working for the Department of Health and Human Resources first as a Social Worker and later as a Computer Programmer for the Office of Management Information Services. She had an extreme love of animals. Cheryl had many cats during her life that she loved without end, as well as a little white dog named Benji. Cheryl also enjoyed spending time with her friends. Cheryl is survived by her nieces, Angela J. Sempsrott and her husband, Jack of Clearwater, Fla. and Carol Jenkins Dout and her husband, Tom of Pampa, Texas; and nephew, Michael B. Jenkins and his wife, Merry of Pampa, Texas and their eight children; five grandchildren; and many friends including her caregiver, Lesa D. Mercer of Charleston, W.Va. If you wish to remember Cheryl in a special way, please make a contribution in her memory to the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311. She was laid to rest with her parents at the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens in Cross Lanes, W.Va. on Wednesday, June 19. Arrangements were in the care of Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, WV.
Tuesday,June 25,2013 â€“ Page 13 HAROLD DEAN PEYTON Harold Dean Peyton, 71, of Hurricane, died June 16, 2013. Services were held Wednesday, June 19, at Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.
JOHN ALLEN PRINGLE Mr. John Allen Pringle, 70, of Liberty, passed away June 18, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. He was retired from Rover Construction; a member of Local No. 1353; a Navy veteran; and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. John wanted to tell everyone that, "he loved everyone and he loved Jesus." He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Hanna Pringle and sister, Janet Pringle. John is survived by his wife, Barbara Ranson Pringle; children, Vicki and husband, Mark Arthur, Lorrie Dworsky, Anita Lynn and husband, Curtis Cheeks, Angela and husband, Charlie Witt and Robert Pringle; brother, Joe Pringle; and sisters, Mary Jordan, Theresa Persinger, Anita Goff and Leah Ann Reid. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mr. John Pringle was held Thursday, June 20, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Ralph Ranson and Father Joe Tuscan officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. The family suggests donations are made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Pringle family.
WILLIAM EUGENE RUSSELL William Eugene Russell, 70, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home. Born January 7, 1943, in St. Albans, William was a son of the late John and Donnie Lovejoy Russell. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Linda Hunt Russell; sisters, Geraldine Rogers, Vada Alford and Connie Justice; brother, Charles Ervin Russell; greatgrandson, Donavon McCallister; and good friend, Linda Payne. He was a mechanic for the city of St. Albans and a Baptist by faith. He is survived by his daughter,
Robin Peck (Robert) of St. Albans; sons, Dayton Russell (Denise) and Jonathan Russell (Kristie), all of St. Albans; sister, Ella Loveless of St. Albans; brother, Ronnie Russell of Ocala, Fla.; grandchildren, Melinda Jenkins, Ashley Harmon, Jared Russell, Chasity Russell, Tyler Russell and Mason Russell; great-grandchildren, Dominick Hamler, Parker Fisher and Haylee McCallister; several nieces and nephews; and his furry friend, Emma. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 20, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Mike Hager officiating. Burial was in Tucker Cemetery, Scott Depot. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.co m. Special thanks to Hospice for all their care and also special thanks to Mark Withrow, Ambre Bricker, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Debby and Grady Lowe, Debbie Wheeler and Judy Ramella.
VIRGINIA LEE "SIS" SPENCE Virginia Lee "Sis" Spence, 90, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Teays Valley Genesis Center after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Elizabeth and William L. Wintz; brother, William D. Wintz; and grandson, Charles Trevor Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Dottie (Charlie) Smith of Morristown, Tenn.; granddaughter, Patricia (Chris) Brooks; great-granddaughter, Charleigh; nieces, Julie Kiff, Cheryl Withrow, Billie Wood and Bobbie Beddow; and special friend, Peggy Kuhl. She retired from Marshall University after 35 years of service. Her house on the corner of 21st Street and 3rd Avenue in Nitro was famous for the holiday decorations she loved so much. She was well known for the hundreds of cemetery floral arrangements she made for holidays. She was a member of Nitro First Presbyterian Church. The family would like to thank the staff at Genesis Health Care System, Teays Valley and Kanawha Valley Hospice Care for the compassionate and exemplary care she received during her illness. A celebration of her life was held Friday, June 21, at Cooke Funeral Home Nitro with Pastor Cheryl Withrow officiating.
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JAMES L. THOMPSON ("PAINTER JIM") James L. Thompson ("Painter Jim"), 54, of Nitro, born November 27, 1958, in Arlington, Va., departed this world on June 17, 2013, to be with his heavenly father after a long battle with cancer. James was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, James M. Thompson ("Fat Daddy") and Elinor J. (Shifflett) Turner; and a brother, Jeffrey C. Thompson. James was a self-employed painter who started in the business at age 12 with Elmo Miller Painting. James was well known in the Kanawha valley for his work and was always quick with a smile. He played basketball and started on the junior varsity team at Sissonville High School and graduated from Sherman High School. James was a caring person who loved life and lived it with few regrets. He is survived by his stepson, Chuck Thompson (Mariah) of St. Albans; daughter-in-law, Robbin Thompson and step-grandson, Noah Thompson of St. Albans; stepmother, Wanda J. (Javins) Thompson of Racine; brothers, Richard (Beatrix) Thompson of Vine Grove, Ky., David (Jessie) Thompson of Alum Creek and Eddie (Kim) Thompson of Racine; sisters, Sandra (David) Curry of Sterling, Va. and Tammy Woods of Racine; three aunts, one of whom he was very close to, Peggy Burroughs; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 21, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial was at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. A special thanks to a niece, Nakita ("Skeeter") Thompson who ensured that Uncle Jimmy made it to his doctor appointments and errands. Jim, for all who knew him, truly knows what a wonderful human being and a beacon of light he offered to his fellow man and will be truly missed.
LOIS LOUISE THORNTON Lois Louise Thornton, 89, of Liberty, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West at Thomas Memorial Hospital following a long illness. She was a lifelong homemaker and attended Lone Oak Church of God Mission until her declining health would not allow her to do so. Born April 7, 1924, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of the late Leslie Cleveland Dean and Oma Elizabeth Harrison Dean. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Thornton. Survivors include her daughter, Louise Thornton of Liberty; sons, Quention Lee Thornton of Ridgeville, S.C. and Leslie William Thornton of Red House; and one brother, Edward L. Dean of Tennessee. She is also survived by four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 20, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor. Private family burial was at Barnett Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. Online condolences may be sent to the Thornton family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.
GARY M. WALKER SR. Gary M. Walker Sr., 75, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at home following a long illness with his family by his side. Gary was born at Dille, Nicholas County, to the late Carl D. and Retta D. Legg Walker. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and operator, having last worked for JL Knight Inc. at Port Amherst. Anyone who met him always remembered him for his kind and giving ways. His sense of humor was there right to his last days. He loved going to NASCAR races and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a wonderful family man, loving to spend time with his children and grandchildren, especially on Summersville Lake. Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 years and high school sweetheart, Nancy Johnson Walker; children, Gary M. Walker Jr. (Mary), Leah K. Blake (Jimmy) and Charlie D. Walker (Missie); grandchildren, Trey Walker, Zac Walker, Sabra Blake, Josh Walker, Brandon Walker, Jordan Blake and Timmy Walker; brother, Carl A. Walker (Ramona) of Hurricane;
The Putnam Standard best friend, George Hudnall of Mount Nebo; and his special girlfriend, Sherry Shannon Pennington. His grandchildren were the apples of his eye and they are going to miss him dearly. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, located in Malden, with the Rev. Adam Short officiating. Burial was at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. The online guestbook for Gary M. Walker Sr. can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
DANNY W. WENTZ Danny W. Wentz, 63, of Campbells Creek, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, after a sudden illness. He was a member of Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. He was involved in playing and coaching baseball and softball in the Campbells Creek area for many years and ran in three Charleston distance runs. He was employed by the University of Charleston and was a Vietnam Army veteran, where he was awarded several medals. He was preceded in death by his mother, Monna E. Fleshman; grandparents, Noah and Ora Wentz; sister, Loretta Beane; and brothers, Herbert Jr. and Roger Fleshman. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wentz; son, Todd Wentz; granddaughter, Allyson Jewel Wentz, the joy of his life; brothers, Charles Fleshman of St. Albans and Jimmy Fleshman of Campbells Creek; seven nieces; four nephews; five great-nieces;
five great-nephews; and two special aunts, Helen Miller and Gloria Norman. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Fred Christian officiating. Burial was at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute. The online guestbook can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, was in charge of arrangements
DEBORAH LYNN WENTZ Deborah Lynn Wentz, 57, of Charleston, passed away at her home on June 14, 2013, following a battle with cancer. She was born August 9, 1955, at Charleston, a daughter of Delores Short Wilson Rhodes and the late Lester Wilson. She was a former employee of Wendy's in Charleston and formerly at the Wendy's in Dunbar. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 15 years, E. Kevin Wentz; daughters, Rosella Cooper of Paint Creek, Melinda Lynch of Sissonville, Jeanatta Vance of Campbells Creek and Kimberly Ogier of Dunbar; brother, Steve Wilson of Poca; and sisters, Vivian Player of Cross Lanes and Drema Pauley of St. Albans. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. In honoring her wishes, she was cremated and there were no services. Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, assisted the family.
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One Unique Journey By Justin Waybright firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. ALBANS - For Dawn and Dan Cullen, opening their new business has been a journey. A winding and sometimes rocky path led to the front door of the Cullen's first business. The aging building needed major updating. However, it was a leap of faith the husband-andwife team was ready to take. This year, the two renovated a building near the city's Old Main Street district. With prayer and with help from family friend Melanie Horn, the vision for a unique store with a unique atmosphere was born. Now, inside the brick building, peace and serenity fill the walls. Smiles and warmth radiate from Dawn, Dan and Melanie. Colorful decor, infused with an oldworld, vintage style, creates a heavenly shopping experience like no other. On Tuesday, Cullen's Journey opened its doors for the first time. Months of hard work and
hard praying finally paid off. "Getting here to this shop has been a hard road," Co-owner Dawn Cullen said. "We've not had it easy - we've had struggles, and it's been a journey." Her husband Dan agreed. "It's been a long process of getting it to here," he said, referring to overhauling the building. The couple prayed together for help. Help came. Peace flooded their home and they got to work. In a few short months, the Cullens built an office and shipping area, removed old carpet to show classic hardwood and re-painted walls. The two then purchased items that invoke morals, ethics and values: aspects they believe are missing from this generation. "There are so many kids out there who don't get a good word, and we're just trying to give them a little motivation," Dan said. "Manners and etiquette are lost today, and we're just trying to bring this back." Dawn agreed. "We're trying to get values and principals out there," she said. "We want to build relationships - not just customers - and give
Spreading love, respect and compassion - Melanie Horn and Dawn and Dan Cullen stand inside their new gift shop Cullen's Journey. The business opened its doors Tuesday morning. Owners hope to hold a grand opening this summer. Photo by Justin Waybright back to the community." Inside Cullen's Journey, guests can find custom decor, jewelry, candles, clothing, encouraging books and a plethora of items to put a smile on the saddest face. "We're trying to get things no one else has," said Dawn. Across from her, Dan played with one such item. In the palm of his hand sat a tiny, round speaker. "Watch this," he said smiling. The co-owner placed the
speaker under a trash can. Perfect sound resonated from the plastic container. Then, he placed it on a glass display cabinet. Beautiful, undistorted sound echoed throughout the store. "The Rocket" is one exclusive product Cullen's Journey offers its patrons. "We offer you unique items you're not going to find at a typical chain store," Dan said. Horn is proud to work at a
business that is in a niche all its own. The business major looks forward to helping Cullen's Journey thrive. "When you come in here, it's very wholesome and I think this will go far," she said. "This place has family values and respect." Horn continued, "What you see is what you get, and the Cullens are very genuine." Through working with Dawn and Dan, she fulfilled one of her dreams: helping to run a new business. The Cullens hope to turn their shop into a place that offers matchless love and help for the community. As they look toward the future, Dawn and Dan know it will be a journey; however, it's one they are ready to take. For more information about Cullen's Journey, call (304) 722or visit 7800 www.facebook.com/cullensjourney. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It also offers Asset health products. Cullen's Journey is located at 805 Pennsylvania Avenue.