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Learn It to Earn It…..Table Games Training Table Games Dealer training in Craps & Blackjack will be offered through Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College at their Table Games Training Center located at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Charleston, WV. Craps Dealer training begins on July 15 and runs through Sept 6, 2013. Class meets Monday through Friday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The cost of the 8-week course is $1120.00. Blackjack Dealer training begins on Sept 30 and run through Nov. 15, 2013. Class meets Monday through Friday from 7:00-11:00pm. The cost of the 7-week course is $980.00. A limited number of seats are available. Interested students can call (304) 205-6603 to sign up and pay for the courses at the Kanawha Valley Community and Techni-

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Richard (Dick) Green Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced SUBMITTED ARTICLE AND PHOTOS On August 25, 2012 The State of West Virginia lost one of its most ardent soccer promoters and coach, Richard "Dick" Green. The Richard (Dick) Green Memorial Scholarship has been established to recognize Dick’s contributions by awarding scholarships to players who exemplify the values Dick both lived and coached. Dick served many years as a recreation league coach, a travel team coach and girl’s high school soccer team coach at Hurricane. After retiring, he remained active as the assistant coach for both Poca and Nitro High School Ladies Soccer Programs. Dick instilled in many young women character traits that will serve them the rest of their lives; i.e. hard

Taylor Nichole Morton.

Annie Margaret Johnson.

Marissa Elaine Perkins.

work, sportsmanship, teamwork, and goal setting. He made hard work fun and passed to them his love of soccer each and every day. "You have to work hard to play hard. You have to play hard to win." The Richard "Dick" Green Memorial Scholarship recognizes young women that

demonstrate their love of soccer and represent the values that Dick emphasized when coaching. The player(s), must be in good academic standing having a minimum overall GPA 3.0, played a minimum of three (3) consecutive high school seasons, and be from one of the three teams he coached

(Hurricane, Poca and Nitro High Schools). The educational scholarships are awarded on a one time basis to higher education bound individuals; without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. The scholarships are also not based on SEE SCHOLARSHIP ON PAGE 4


HOW TO REACH US PHONE: (304) 743-6731 FAX: (304) 562-6214

Understanding aging Parents' vision for future will be focus of Upcoming Workshop ‘Heart-to-Heart: As Your Parents Age' helps adult children begin important conversations with their parents HURRICANE, WV – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting a free educational workshop to help adult children better understand their aging par-

ents' vision for the future. Called “Heart-to-Heart: As Your Parents Age," the 60minute workshop will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15 at Cross of Grace

Lutheran Church, 30 Grace Drive, near the Hurricane Wal-Mart. The workshop is presented by Eric Weimer, FIC, CLTC, Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial

for Lutherans in Hurricane. The “Heart-to-Heart" workshop is designed to help participants have healthy SEE WORKSHOP ON PAGE 7


Page 2 – June 8-9,2013 VBS at the Buffalo Church of God June 10-14, 6:30 - 8:45 PM Theme: SonWest Round-up Classes: Nursery - Middle School ages Pastor Jake Eldridge welcomes you.

Community Calendar uled 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.

Putnam County Republican Club

Assistant Pastor & Youth Leader Needed

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

Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane is looking to fill the following positions: Assistant Pastor and Youth Leader. Applicants for Assistant Pastor are required to have AG credentials. Youth leader applicants should have a Pentecostal/Spirit-filled background. For more information, please call the church office at (304)562-3074 or email us at

The Hurricane Civic Chorus meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane. No auditions required and membership is not restricted to Hurricane residents. Questions, call 304-562-6539.

Carter Reunion Descendants of Rev. George W. Carter (1816 – 1884) will hold a reunion on June 22, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Pumpkin Park Fairgrounds, Milton. For more information, call Gloria at 765-472-7537.

Polio Survivors Support Group Meetings The WV Chapter of Polio Survivors Support Group meets at noon every second Saturday at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Meetings are held in the Conference Room, which is located next to the cafeteria. For more information please call 304-7366325.

Part-time Worship Leader Needed 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 contact us by email at

Attention: Effective July 8, 2013, and until further publicized, Hurricane Water Board meetings are sched-

Hurricane Civic Chorus

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

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

Guided Rock Climbing Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures at Hocking Hills State Park - 13178 Ohio 664 S., Logan, OH 43138 Open year round, offering guided rock climbing, rappelling and backpacking expeditions for visitors. Reservations required; call 800-HOCKING. For more information, visit

Rummage Sale, Car Wash, Hot Dog & Bake Sale! Saturday, June 8th – 8 a.m. at Poca High School. All proceeds to benefit Poca High School Marching Band. Call 304-541-8996 for more information. Please call to reserve space to sell your own items $15.00 per space.

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

Hurricane Church of Christ Food Pantry The food pantry of the Hurricane Church of Christ, 600 Midland Trail (the one on the hill by the Hurricane Middle School) is open on Friday from 11:00-1:00. Please call 304-562-6491 to make an appointment.

T.O.P.S. No. 150 Weekly meetings of TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly," are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2440 US Route 60, Hurricane. For more info., call Sharon, 304-523-4618.

T.O.P.S. No. 465 Weekly meetings of TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly," are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive, Winfield, WV 25213. Questions, call Sharon, 304-523-4618.

Putnam County Ringers looking for new Members The Putnam County Ringers community hand bell choir is open to all interested in joining. The group meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Eleanor Presbyterian Church. The group will also schedule bookings for all occasions in advance. For more information, call Kathy at 304-546-0259 or Sharon at 304586-4131.

Winfield Lions Club building Available to Rent The Winfield Lions Club building is available to rent for showers, birthday parties and other functions. Overlooking the Kanawha River, with an outdoor

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

grilling area and picnic space available, the building is air-conditioned, has a complete kitchen and seats up to 50. For rates and more information, call 304-7555539.

John Henson Senior Center Activities The John Henson Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. Regular activities include rook, spades, dominoes and pool daily; preventive exercise with Wilma Bennett, 10:15 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; Fit Start, provided by the YMCA, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; crafts with Glenda Black, 10 a.m. Tuesday; and line dancing, 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The center also offers in-home respite to caregivers of all seniors 60 and older and caregivers who are caring for those of all ages diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The center is also available to rent on evenings and weekends. For more information, contact Sally Halstead at 304-562-9451.

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

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

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

Transportation available to Seniors Transportation is available to join others for lunch Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hometown Senior Center, located at 100 1st Ave., in Hometown. On the way home, stops can also be made at grocery store, post office, or pharmacy. Call 304-5862745 for more information.

Hometown Senior Center offers Many Activities! The Hometown Senior Center offers many activities and folks would love for YOU to stop in

The Putnam Standard and say ‘hello’ at the Center. Call 304-586-2745.

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

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

Annual Coastal Tank Lines Picnic The annual Coastal Tank Lines picnic will be held Sunday, June 9, 2013, beginning at Noon, at the Eleanor Town Park, Eleanor, located on Route 62. All Coastal families are invited to attend. Call 586-9757 if you have questions.

WV Birthday Celebration Kanawha State Forest will host a West Virginia Birthday Celebration on Sunday, June 16, at 3 p.m. with special music by the “Kanawha Valley Community Band” under the direction of Robert M. Leighty. The event will be held at the swimming pool area (close to the parking lot). Bring your own lawn chair and a picnic. No charge – but donations are appreciated. WestVirginia Birthday Cake will be provided. Sponsored by Kanawha State Forest Foundation, the concert is dedicated to Charles E. “Chuck” Ellison and Lee C. McMillan. For more information, call 304558-3500.

VBS: Son West Round Up JUNE 10 - 14, 2013: 6:30 P.M. 8:00 P.M. Mt. Salem UM Church, 4743 Rt. 60, Hurricane, 4-1/2 miles east of Hurricane across from covered bridge on the left upon the hill. Come join us for a rip-roaring good time with Jesus! There will be classes from Kindergarten to Grade 6. There will also be crafts and refreshments each night. There will be a Wiener Roast on Friday the 14th to end the fun. Please come join the fun! Everyone welcome! Hope to see ya there!!!

Democrat Club to Meet The Putnam County Democrat Club will meet on Monday, June 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the old Putnam County Courthouse, 2nd floor. Bring a covered dish and ask a friend of neighbor to join you.

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Huntington Area Food Bank hosts Mobile Food Pantry

HURRICANE – Volunteers with Huntington Area Food Bank give out food at the Hurricane Wal-Mart. The food was purchased with donations received during a benefit concert at Fireside Grille earlier this year. Courtesy photos

Mount Vernon Baptist Church Youth Group sponsoring Golf Outing for Missions Trip The youth group at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, is sponsoring a golf outing at noon, Saturday June 22, at Sugarwood Golf Course, Lavalette, WV. Purpose of the scramble/fundraiser is to fund the youth mission trip in July to the Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona, according to Josh Callaway, Mount Vernon’s youth minister. Registration information and procedures are available by con-

tacting Mr. Callaway at 304-7579110, or The Rev. Ron McClung, Mount Vernon’s senior pastor, at 304-542-0681. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate prizes such as golf equipment, hotel and resort overnights, and gift certificates. Various prizes will be awarded for long drives, closest to pin, and more, Rev. McClung stated. The youth already has been busy raising funds with spaghetti dinners and hot dog sales, Mr. Callaway added.

The cost is $150 per 2-person team and includes green fee, cart, and refreshments.

Rev. McClung added, “All gifts would be considered charitable contribution for tax purposes,

and sponsors will be mentioned in flyers and signs at the course.”

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Oven-Steamed Herbed Corn Ingredients: 6 ears sweet corn, cleaned, cut in half Water 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions: Heat oven to 400°F. Place corn in ungreased 13x9-inch (3quart) glass baking dish. Add water until 1/2 inch deep. Cover dish tightly with foil; bake 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix parsley, butter and seasoned salt. Drain water from corn. Pour butter mixture over corn. Turn corn to coat with butter mixture before serving.

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June Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Robbie Jividen Wendy Nelms - June 6th Stephanie Esque - June 11 Major General Terry Tucker Sarah Tucker Jesse Foster Nola Willard Debi Burns Cobi Sargent Andrea Underwood Patsy Adkins Ruth Adkins Shirley Adkins

Luke Bassett Rosemary Bias Adam Bragg William Burden William Burdette Ada Carnes Patricia Carnemolla Larita Casey Gregory Chaney Eben Comer Sheena Debord Linda Eakle

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

WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane “JUNE GRADUATIONS” Thought for the week: Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou as example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4: 12 (KJV) This past week, while eating out, I met the granddaughter of my first grade teacher. As we talked, she mentioned, did her grandmother read us the book, "Little Brown KoKo’’, while in school? Yes, do I ever remember I loved the stories so much that I named my own little brown puppy “Coco." She mentioned that was always a legacy of her grandmother and she still had the book. The stories were about the shortest little brown boy named KoKo and his dog Shoog which could not be read in classrooms today, due to politically incorrect language and illustrations. My first four years of school was a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Lambert, a woman who enjoyed being one on one with each student. She taught and helped in many ways. In the early Fall and Spring months most classroom time was spent outdoors, since this was a rural school. She called them learning hikes. We trekked through the woods and hills surrounding the school; learning more on those walks about life, nature, and friendship than most learn in a the week, with your

head in a book. A close knit group of less than 20 students - consisting of grades 1 thru 6 who knew each other’s parents, brothers and sisters; attended church together; knowing the gossip and wellbeing of all. Today, preschool-age children start out on the computer, learning more than the parents knew when they were in the high school class group. The multiplication table is replaced with a calculator, as with other improved learning skills. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4; 7 Usually you spend the entire 12 years of school with the same classmates. Upon graduation you may never see them again - that’s why class reunions are good. We all can’t become lawyers, or CEOs of companies - but, most of us do acquire the most important jobs of all, of bringing up the next generation to be better than what we were! The first graduation was in 1478 - Lionel Woodville was honored at Oxford for an honorary historian degree. Then in 1912 the U.S. naval academy was the first to toss their caps into the air to signify they would be wearing new caps. Today, it is a tradition carried on. I suppose it means we are going out into the world with the future

The Putnam Standard ahead, with more wisdom. If you do become well known in life, you are asked to come back to your alma mater, to speak at the future graduating ceremonies. Such as last week, former president Bill Clinton received 17,000 to speak at his Florida A&M. However, not all charge to speak. Michelle Obama has spoken at many commencement ceremonies, such as recently at Eastern KY. She was compensated with her stay there, as well as other gratuities. So if you are graduating from preschool, middle school, high school, or college it is a special time in life you will never forget. Enjoy this time, and remember that God is with you at all these special occasions and your future also. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10. We learn each day of our life, something; we become more knowledgeable with each passing day. He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul; he that understands shall find good. Proverbs 19:8 Doing for others, not seeking anything in return is far more than all acquired wealth. You cannot purchase heartfelt feelings. There is gold, and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. Proverbs 20:15 Prayer: Thank you Lord, for giving us wisdom, may we use it to your honor. Amen.

SCHOLARSHIP FROM PAGE 1 financial need. Each candidate submitted a written application; including an essay on “How has your life been influenced by soccer”, and a letter of recommendation

from the individual’s coach. The 2013 Recipients of The Richard (Dick) Green Memorial Scholarship are: Hurricane High School: Taylor Nichole Morton

Nitro High School: Annie Margaret Johnson Poca High School: Marissa Elaine Perkins The Foundation is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization. The Board of Directors consists of volunteers that knew Dick and his love of soccer. Funds to support the scholarships are raised through private donations and Richard “Dick” Green Memorial Soccer Tournaments and Soccer Camps. (Each winner is shown photographed with Coach Green’s wife, Georg-Ann Green).

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Christian's Sports Beat: A Different Kind of Fitness Fun

By: Christian Deiss

Cross Lanes - An unusual sport that a lot of boys and girls participate in is gymnastics. The training facility where many of these gymnasts train is Revolution Gymnastics in nearby Cross Lanes. Heading up Revolution Gymnastics is Owner and Coach Susan Brown. I recently asked Coach Brown how she started coaching gymnastics. “I was approached by my coach when I got out of college (University of Kentucky) and they asked me to come do some part-time work, and I got hooked and started coaching full-time,” she said. Revolution Gymnastics has two facilities, just 150 feet apart. The Start Up Gym opened Au-

gust 3, 2009. It’s a 4,500-squarefoot gym with plenty of seating for viewing. This facility has all the competitive apparatus available for gymnasts to train on. The Pit Gym opened in June 2011 and is a 6,500-square-foot facility with two foam pits - one for uneven bars and one for tumbling, vault and trampoline. In April, 15-year-old Alexa Johnson of Ripley, who trains at the Cross Lanes gym, became the only Level-9 athlete from West Virginia to qualify for the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Eastern National Championships. Before a recent training session at Revolution Gymnastics, I talked to Johnson about the difficulty of competing at the national level. “I am not really looking for that elite status - I am working hard to get a college scholarship, using my gymnastic skills to achieve that goal,” she said. Johnson qualified at regionals where only the top six move onto the nationals from a pool of more than 400 gymnasts from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Before the training session, Coach Brown talked to me about Johnson. “Well, for me and my relationship with Alexa, she has been with me for over ten years, train-

Velma’sView By Velma Kitchens BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Alexa Johnson on the Balance Beam. Courtesy photo.

Chole Konstanty on the Balance Beam. Courtesy photo

Christian interviewing Coach Brown. Courtesy photo

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ing 18 to 20 hours a week, so she is kind of like my child,” the gymnast coach said. “So it is very exciting to see her do well on the national level.” Young athletes throughout the region get a chance to participate at Revolution Gymnastics. Chole Konstanty, an eight-yearold from Teays Valley is one of those young gymnasts. “I like tumbling on the floor, and Coach Brown makes all the hard work a lot of fun,” she said. For a young person wanting to get into gymnastics, Coach Brown says, “It is a tough and unique sport, but it is a fun sport because you get to go upside down, and there are not many sports that you get to go upside down and that’s pretty exciting.” If any young athlete would like to try gymnastics, go to for more information.

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Getting my driver’s license renewed was a revelation to me. I had to have a certified copy of my birth certificate and all that other stuff to prove who I really am. I have always used a hospital birth certificate for all legal purposes since I have been born and then after I turned 18 my mother gave me my birth certificate. I found out that the hospital birth certificate is not good enough for the renewing of my driver’s license. I had to contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Charleston, send them money and then they mailed me a beautiful birth certificate which I took to the very nice, patient, kind, caring people at the DMV. Don't laugh, you know how it is, and they are very busy and dealing with the public can be very stressful. Once I did receive my birth certificate a very long mystery in my mind was solved. I have always felt I was a twin and that a part of me was missing. I even told my Mom and she assured me she only gave birth to one child the day I was born. I did believe her, but my hospital birth certificate did not say that. When I received my certified copy it did say “single birth”. I was satisfied that I was not a twin; I thought someone may have snatched my brother or sister, but not true. I have always had a big imagination and I would think about where the other half of me was. If nothing else good came of having to get a real birth certificate, the realization of being a single birth was worth it. Anyway, I took all my documents to the DMV and was able to get a license and prove that I am who I really say I am after all these many years. I also learned that someone had been stealing the hospital birth certificates and using them for false identities and that is why a hospital birth certificate will not be enough for identification for the DMV. So maybe there is someone running around with my maiden name and born on the same day. Now what would the odds of that be?

Drug Bust in Putnam County Released by Sheriff Steve Deweese On Thursday, May 30, 2013, at approximately 0030 hrs the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Metro Drug Unit, (MDENT) made seventeen (17) Felony Arrest in Putnam County on prescription pills and heroin. The following suspects are charged with: Gary Grimm, Evans WV, charged with Conspiracy to

Commit Felony x 4 and Delivery of Controlled Substance x 6, bond set for $60,000.00.; Jonathan Chapman, Scott Depot, WV, Conspiracy to Commit Felony x 2 and Delivery of Controlled Substance x 2, bond set for $40,000.00.; Harold Ray Cole III, Red House, WV, Conspiracy to Commit Felony x 3, bond set for $20,000.00.

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A Heavenly Experience

Soaring toward Heaven - People watch doves fly over more than 28 acres of grounds at the cemetery. Photo by Justin Waybright

Peace, hope and love - Haven of Rest release three white doves during a special Memorial Weekend event. Photo by Justin Waybright.

By Justin Waybright

RED HOUSE - Peace, hope and love flew over Haven of Rest Memorial Day Weekend. A presence unlike any other

overtook the atmosphere as three white doves soared over cemetery grounds. Smiles and tears of joy covered the faces of children and parents. Under blue skies and a bright sun, families gathered to honor lost loved ones.

Children held balloons and American Flags while Manager Betty Lett described the essence of the first-ever event. “The dove symbolizes peace and hope,” she said. “We chose three doves to symbolize the unity among the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” Lett continued, “We do this for our families to help them cope with life in general and the losses they’ve experienced.” After speaking to the crowd, she and co-worker Sarah Clevenger carried a white, heartshaped basket toward the center of the property. With a short prayer, the two women opened the basket. Three angelic birds burst out, racing toward the clouds. The doves stayed together in their flight, circling over lost loved

ones for more than five minutes. The birds never strayed from one another. After their short journey in the sky, the doves flew toward the sun and disappeared into the horizon. Rock Branch resident Danielle Burford stood in awe with her daughter Kathryn. “This is cool,” the child said. “They’re really pretty.” Burford agreed with her daughter. She lost her sister and nephew in 2010, but their memories live in her heart. While watching the doves soar toward the heavens, a feeling of divine serenity enveloped the young woman. “This gives you a sense of peace to know we’ll be up there with them,” she said, smiling.

Lett and her co-workers Clevenger and Connie Reddington use events like the Dove Release to offer families a matchless peace and comfort. The three women place the hearts of their customers first. For more than 50 years this cemetery has lived up to its name, providing a true haven of rest for loved ones. When speaking to grieving families, Heaven is often at the forefront of conversations. To Lett, there is no greater destination. “When I think of Heaven, I think of total peace and reunions,” she explained. “You can have family picnics on Memorial Day, but how wonderful in Heaven, reunions must be - not only with our families, but with our Heavenly Father.”

Mountain Heritage & Wine Festival to be held at Stonewall Resort WESTON, WV - Appalachian music, food, arts and crafts will be featured during the Mountain Heritage & Wine Festival at Stonewall Resort.

The event is set for June 8. Organizers say 50 vendors will have products for sale, and eight West Virginia wineries will be showcased in the Lam-

bert’s Wine Garden. Several musical acts will perform. Other activities include a petting zoo, face painting, Appalachian storytelling and

various games. There is a $5 per car fee to enter the state park property. Admission to the wine-tasting is an additional $10 per per-

son. More information is available at .

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WV Hunters Harvest 10,974 Spring Turkeys SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV Preliminary harvest figures for the 2013 spring gobbler season indicate West Virginia hunters checked in 10,974 bearded turkeys, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. This year’s harvest represents a 32 percent increase over the 2012 harvest and is 13 percent above the previous five-year average. “Our biologists expected a higher harvest because of the carry-over of birds from last year’s lower harvest,” said Taylor. “In addition, the weather was perfect for hunting, especially during opening week when the majority of hunters were in the woods.” The 2013 harvest was higher in all districts and 52 counties compared to 2012. While the harvest in District 2 virtually equaled the five-year average, the other districts saw significant increases above that average. Harvest in District 3 increased almost 21 percent over its five-year average and both Districts 1 and 4 saw increases of 15 percent as well. The top 10 counties were Preston with a kill of 403, Mason (360), Harrison (355), Kanawha (327), Ritchie (325), Jackson (312), Greenbrier (309), Wood (308), McDowell (305) and Marshall (301). The 2013 harvest was the highest since 2006 and stopped a declining spring harvest trend that began in 2007. Similar to most hunted species, reproduction is correlated to harvests. Average fall mast crops which keep hens in good physical condition through the winter, followed by average springs with moderate rainfall, ensure good poult survival, which increases the population for future harvests. “Because a significant portion of the harvest is composed of


conversations with their parents to enable them to feel more secure about their future. It is also designed to help participants (adult children), their siblings and extended family be better prepared to take on roles and responsibilities for their parents should circumstances require it. “Before people can do

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GAMES FROM PAGE 1 what's best for their senior parents, they need to know their parents' vision for the future," says Weimer. “This workshop highlights ways to begin those important conversations and offers tips for finding common understanding around possible solutions that address the needs of elders." To register for this free workshop, call Eric Weimer at (304) 747-0893, email E r i c . We i m e r @ t h r i v e n t . c o m or respond online at Register early because space is limited.

cal College’s Workforce Development Office located at 2001 Union Carbide Dr., Room 005, Charleston, WV 25303. Registration will be conducted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Students who complete the trainings and pass the audition at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Completion. There is not a guarantee of employment, but many students do get the opportunity to interview when there are positions available. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College

offers more than 23 associate degree programs, 15 certificate programs and a variety of skill sets. The college delivers customized credit and non-credit training for business and industry through its Workforce and Economic Development Division. KVCTC has an extensive off-campus network throughout its service region of Kanawha, Putnam and Clay counties. For information on other programs offered by the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, visit our web site at

Holly River State Park Recovered (mostly) from Storm Damage HACKER VALLEY, WV - Holly River State Park has accomplished what many would have deemed impossible tasks following extensive damage from last fall’s winter storm. The campground is fully open, the cabins are available and were booked for Memorial Day weekend, and electricity and some of the phones are restored within a seven month time span under mostly winter conditions. Phone service has been restored to the

park office. Damage is still obvious from the late October storm that closed the Webster county destination. Trails are not open due to massive tree loss and debris conditions, and clearing is not anticipated to be completed for many months, perhaps years, according to Brad Reed, district administrator. The swimming pool may open later in the summer. The park staff has cleared about two miles of

trails leaving approximately 40 more miles of work in addition to opening the roadways, cabin and campground areas. The electric service and communications service had to be totally rebuilt. The park office had operated from a remote park structure that had electricity since November. The terrain is mountainous and primarily a mature oak-hickory deciduous forest, compounding the difficulty in re-

two-year-old birds, one factor that added to this year’s harvest was the successful poult production in 2011,” Taylor said. “We are hopeful that this spring will continue to provide moderate-toaverage rainfall and we will have above-average reproduction, rebuilding the turkey population to levels we experienced a decade ago.”

covery. Holly River Restaurant is open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Marsha Jordan, office manager at Holly River, says cabins are booking for the summer and there is availability. "It's hard to believe that we're open. People didn't give up on us and continued to make reservations. It's good to be back." To learn more about Holly River State Park, visit

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The Putnam Standard

Another look at outdoorsman Crockett

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

(Continued from last week). Last week, I discussed Davy Crockett's life up to the point where he became famous. The obvious conclusion, at least to me, is that he hadn't done anything worthy of being famous for. His childhood was nothing unusual for the South at the time. His congressional career really wasn't that remarkable, except for the fact he was man enough to stand up to President Andrew Jackson. His opposition to Jackson is often cited for killing his political career. Had he stayed in office, he could well have become the Robert C. Byrd of his time, and like Byrd, have more stuff named after him than Saddam Hussein did. Jackson did bring the full force of his political machine against Crockett, but Crockett, when he should have been campaigning in

Tennessee, was back east on a book tour. So, his political career didn't amount to much either, in the end. But he was the kind of man who could captivate any audience. He was a master of wit. He was an incredible violinist. He was a Freemason. I've been looking for a picture of Crockett's Masonic apron – people had beautiful hand-painted aprons in those days – but have been unable to find one anywhere. His apron survives today, but I've not been able to find any pictures of it to see. You can find pictures of Meriwether Lewis' apron all over the Internet, although Lewis' apron – kept under the very keen eye of the Grand Lodge of Montana – is evidence in a possible assassination (the apron was in his pocket when he was shot and has blood on it). Crockett was a legend in his own time, with all these incredible exploits (written by others) about his life. He set the record straight with his autobiography and if you read it, you'll see nothing really worthy of being really famous for. Even his attributes we admire were not that uncommon of men during his time, with the exception of his wit. Here is a man who during his life is famous for absolutely nothing. I hate to compare him to Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, but there were a lot of similarities in media treatment. After Crockett lost his Congressional seat, he went to Texas. He planned to get some land down

there for his family and start a new life. When he got as far west as Little Rock, Ark., hundreds of people flocked in to gawk at him. He was a larger-than-life media icon. Imagine if word got around that Sean Connery was going to hang out and eat some hot dogs at Tami's diner in Frazier's Bottom. Imagine all the people who would crowd around wanting autographs, etc. Poor Sean Connery would never be able to eat those hot dogs in peace. It was just like that. As soon as Crockett – who had an entourage got into town, it was in the newspapers. They had a dinner in his honor and everybody showed up to gawk or ask questions. There are some who say that Crockett got sucked in the war as a victim of war-frenzied peer pressure. I believe the most plausible reason is Texas military service would give him precisely what he went to Texas for in the first place – land. Crockett and his entourage of 65, signed up as soon as they arrived in Texas in January, 1836. Their payment would be 4,500 acres of land. You might think that somebody like David Crockett could just plop down a bank roll and buy whatever they wanted, but that wasn't the case. One thing that always amazes me about the 18th and early 19th centuries – with the exception of some astute businessmen like George Washington – rich people were always broke and bumming money from one another. In fact, Crockett sold some re-

ally nice rifles to raise some cash when he got to Texas. Two weeks later, he arrived at the Alamo. Two weeks after that, the Mexican army arrived. During the siege, Crockett and his men – who were the best shots and the best-armed men at the Alamo, did most of the firing. On March 4, two days before the Alamo fell, Crockett left the Alamo. He went out with two other men to find reinforcements and bring them back to the mission-turned-fort. They sneaked past the Mexican army and were miles away when they found the reinforcements. Miles away from what must have seemed like an inevitable death at the Alamo. He could have just slipped away in the darkness. But he didn't. He came back. At that moment, he earned his legend. I read or hear people say that the Alamo defenders must have been insane to think 180 people could take on the entire Mexican Army. I can't say how they felt or what they thought, but I can perhaps provide some insight into what they might have been thinking from my grandfather's experience in the Battle of Outpost Harry in 1953. The Alamo defenders were outnumbered 20-to-one. At Outpost Harry, the American defenders were outnumbered 83 to 1. I don't think grandpa ever knew that he and the 180 or so others in Able Company, Fifth Regimental Combat team were attacked by 15,000 Chinese that night. Unlike the Alamo defenders, they held onto their fort, despite the odds, which

never really occurred to them at the time. Odds calculations are for the historians. All he knew was that it was one hell of a fight. When the Alamo fell, Crockett's group was the last to be caught out in the open. They were the last to fight and the last to die. There's a Mexican account of Crockett surrendering and then being executed by sword. There is a story told by a slave who survived that Crockett died with 16 Mexican corpses piled around him and his knife buried to the hilt in the chest of the last Mexican he killed before he himself died. That's the generally-accepted account. Certainly any retelling of the Alamo battle that doesn't have David Crockett dying plunging his knife into the heart of a Mexican soldier, then breathing his dying breath, with both middle fingers thrust skyward at Santa Anna himself is, in Texas, akin to spitting on the Texas flag. To me, both those accounts seem fabricated. All we can say for sure is that he certainly did go down fighting. The media of his day built him up into this media figure, a complete fabrication of a man no flesh-and-blood person could live up to. Yet, when he died, he filled those shoes. That is the most incredible part of David Crockett. He didn't kill a bear at three years old. He could not catch a bullet in his teeth. He did none of those things, but his service in the Texas Revolution is so remarkable – that is where he earned his place in the pantheon of American heroes.

Last year, I was driving on I-77 in Wood County. A deer crossed my side of the interstate about a half mile in front of me (mind you all of this happened in about 15 seconds). It was about to collide with a semi, but the deer turned and ran alongside the semi. For some reason it jumped to the side and bounced off the semi trailer. When it landed, its legs spread out to the sides. A rear leg got caught by a tire, which pulled the deer's body under the tire. Who knows how many thousands of pounds of pressure was on that tire? There was a cloud of white about three feet high and a cloud of red that went as high as about three feet below the top of the trailer (which was probably about 14 feet high). On my return trip, I paid close attention as I passed. There was only a half a deer there. Now, a bear? That really must have been something to see. I've been a fishing a lot in Pocahontas County lately. There

have been some great mayfly hatches recently. Last Thursday, the hatch on Knapps Creek was so thick that when I drove into it, I thought I was in a downpour until I reasoned, it was hex flies, not rain, hitting my windshield. If you are driving along a stream that you are about to fish, you can get a good idea what is hatching by noticing which bugs hit your windshield. I've never seen one, but I've heard of albino deer. I've seen pictures of them. What I've never heard of is a white deer that wasn't albino. However, I saw one in an undisclosed location in Pocahontas County just last week. It was solid white from the front shoulder back, with a large brown spot on its left side. The head and neck were brown. The doe was certainly the strangest deer I'd ever seen. Contact David Payne via e-mail at

Outdoors Roundup A German Angler caught a 427-pound halibut in the Barents Sea, off the coast of Norway recently. When you hear “off the coast of Norway” you usually think North Sea, but this was way, way up North up in the Arctic Ocean (the Barents Sea is an offshoot of it. It's about as close to the North Pole as you can fish). It took Christian Johannsen, 45, of North Friesland, Germany, four hours and help of two fishing buddies to land the eight-foot-

long, 427 pound fish. He said he couldn't lift his arms for two days. He did take the fish back home for consumption. I would surely have eaten this fish, too, but Germans typically do eat about anything they catch. Catch and release, as hard as it is to believe, is generally illegal in Germany. I didn't believe it either at first, but it’s true. I've been noticing some interesting roadkill lately. The most ironic was the vulture that was it-

self roadkill and being consumed by other vultures (when I thought about it, I realized I'd never seen that before). I saw a dead coyote near Catlettsburg, Ky, and another near South Point, Ohio. The most unusual was a bear, or I should say, half a bear on the West Virginia Turnpike near the old Memorial Tunnel. It was a large bear and only the front half of it was on the road. The rear half of the bear was gone. So where was the rear half of that bear? I'm sure you've seen partial deer along the road. The head, neck, front shoulders and legs will be there, but the rest of the deer has seemingly vanished. I wondered about this for years and had no idea until last summer when I saw it happen. What happens is hard to believe and I myself might not have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes. The deer, strange as it sounds, explode.



DEBORAH JO PICKERING ANDREWS Mrs. Deborah Jo Pickering Andrews, 52, of Riverton, formerly of Hometown, passed away May 22, 2013, in Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Deborah was a former employee of Wellingtons and was very active in Poca and Hometown schools, cheerleading and sports. She is survived by her husband, Russell Andrews; father, Robert L. Jones; children, Heather Stamper, Brandi Pickering, Joshua Pickering and Rachel Pickering and their father, Douglas Pickering; brothers and sisters, Billy Jones, James Jones, Robert Jones Jr., Rebekah Boan and Evan Thomas Jones; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Perry and mother, Jo Ann Jones. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Deborah Andrews was held Tuesday, May 28, at St. Timothy's in-theValley Church with the Rev. Cheryl Winters officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests donations are made to the American Lung Association, 2102 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Andrews family.

ROBERT T. BARKER Robert T. Barker, 76, of Debary, Fla., formerly of St. Albans and Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, passed away May 13, 2013, in Florida. He was born January 13, 1937, in St. Albans, a son of Thomas A. and Ethel Lewis Barker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn Mullins Barker. Robert was a 1954 graduate of St. Albans High, a 1958 West Point

Military Academy graduate and received his MBA from Xavier University. He was also a member of Parchment Valley Baptist Church in Ripley. He was formerly employed with North American Rockwell in Ohio and Logicon as an aeronautical engineer in military defense. He is survived by his wife, Norma "Susie" Barker of Debary, Fla.; sons, Thomas (Judy) Barker of Alachua, Fla. and Timothy (Kelly) Barker of Kennesaw, Ga.; daughters, Elizabeth Barker of Blacklick, Ohio and Jennifer (Matt) Wheeler of Dayton, Ohio; grandsons, Jon (Whitney) Barker of Acworth, Ga. and Tanner Wheeler of Dayton, Ohio; sister, Marilyn (Bill) MacDonald of Corpus Christi, Texas; stepson, Daniel Knapp of Los Angeles, Calif.; and brother-in-law, George (Clara) Mullins of Cottageville. Memorial services were held Saturday, June 1, at Parchment Valley Baptist Church, Ripley, with Pastors Herman Robinson and Joe Hammack officiating. Graveside service was in Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

MARY ELIZABETH BURTON BOWMAN Mary Elizabeth Burton Bowman, 73, of Hurricane, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. Born December 30, 1939, in Hurricane, Mary was a daughter of the late Herbert B. and Neola M. Howell Burton. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Charles Burton, James Burton, Henry Burton, Walter Burton, Neola Myres, Helen Brady, Nancy Adkins and Hallie Burton. She was a homemaker, wife, mother and friend. She was a member of Grace Baptist Temple, St. Albans; where she enjoyed being a member of the choir. She is survived by her husband, J.D Bowman; children, J.D. Bowman Jr. (Luz Delia Sanchez) of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico; Mary Ann Blaisdell (Stephen) of Outer Banks, N.C.; George Herbert Bowman Sr. (Robin Cudworth), Kitty Hawk, N.C. and Travis Burton Bowman (Trista Richardson) of St. Albans; sisters, Carolyn "Sue" Lewis, Lucy Oyler, Judy Carvell and Elaine Hensley all of St. Albans; brother, Johnny Burton of Portsmouth, Va.; grandchildren, Halle Elizabeth Blaisdell, Megan Jean Bowman, George Herbert Bowman, Jr., Justin Doyle Bowman, Franklin Aaron Bowman, Landon Jeffrey Elliott, Jadiee Lynn Elliott, Khalib Austin Bowman and Camryn Andrew Bowman. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, at Grace Baptist Temple with Pastor Brian Dean and Pastor David Pence officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or

condolences with the family at m. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of the arrangements.

JOHN LEROY CALDWELL John Leroy Caldwell of Ona, W.Va., passed away May 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Alliene M. Caldwell. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Theo McCormick Caldwell and his brothers and sisters, Ralph, Clyde, Harold, Iva Mae Rider, Hazel Bond and Frances Beckett. He is also survived by brothers and sister Carl, Gene and Anna Wetherholt; children John Burton Caldwell (Robin) and Amy Neal (Bil); stepdaughter Kandi Messinger (Tim); grandchildren Josh, Amanda McClellan (Mike), and Anne-Marie Neal; stepgrandchildren Sarah and Kyle Messinger; great-grandchild Kathryn McClellan. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25th at Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Paul Meadows and Rev. Tim Messinger. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park. John was a member of the Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church. He worked many places including Goodyear, Caldwell's Farmers Exchange, Ona, and Caldwell Farm selling farm equipment and farming. John loved his local and extended family dearly. He loved his church family, Shonet's Restaurant, the staff and all his buddies there, his school buddies - he talked about his school days and football continuously. He was class President of Milton High School 1950, President of FFA, Co-Captain of Milton High School football team, State Runner-Up 1949-1950. He had many friends in the farm machinery business. He loved Greg Kirby and his family, Saundra, Cameron and "Pap" Warden for keeping the farm going when he could not do the work. Both of these were like his sons. He would sit in his truck for hours looking over the land. John was a very strong man but his heart was very weak and it could not do the things his body wanted to do. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of Gideon's International. He was the "Honorary Mayor" of Ona. He will be sorely missed by many. Please keep the family in your prayers. Memorial contributions may be made to Cabell Midland FFA Dept, #1 Knight Way, Ona, WV, 25545. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton was in charge of arrangements.

June 8-9,2013 – Page 9 SHARON J. WILLIAMS COLEMAN Sharon J. Williams Coleman, 54, of Liberty, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, at her home following a short illness. Born September 14, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Audrey Moles Backus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lonzo and William Cummings. Survivors include her loving husband, Gary Coleman of Liberty; daughter, Krystlebeth and her husband, BJ Bailey, of Liberty; brother, Harold Ray Moles of Cross Lanes; and sisters, Rose Fox of Delphis, Ohio, Luberta Shamblin of Leon and Carolyn Smith of Leon. Sharon is also survived by five grandchildren who she loved dearly. Funeral services were held Friday, May 24, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Arliss Blackshire officiating. Burial was at Mount Zion Cemetery, Given. The family suggests memorial contributions are made in Sharon's honor to Raynes Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Buffalo WV 25033. Online condolences may be sent to the Coleman family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

LUCILLE C. FIELDS Lucille C. Fields, 84, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, May 25, 1913, at the Dunbar Care and Rehab Center. She was born December 18, 1928, in Lincoln County, a daughter of the late Chris and Hester Jesse. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister; and three brothers. Lucille was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in St. Albans. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Clyde Fields; her son, Roy Fields and companion, Trudy Means of Hurricane; and a nephew, Glen Roberts of St. Albans. The family would like to extend a special THANK YOU to Scott and Kay Harvey, James and Myrtle Wheeler and Lilly Shivel, as well as the staff of Dunbar Care and Rehab and the staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital for the care and concern shown Lucille and her family. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, at the Bartlett-

Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor Don Cummings officiating. Burial was in the Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

ALYCE I. HARMAN Alyce I. Harman, 72, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013, at Abbyshire Place, Bidwell, Ohio. She was born September 13, 1940, in Chelyan, to the late George E. and Mildred Leach Cooper. Alyce was retired from Jefferds Corporation, St. Albans and was a former employee of Citizens National Bank, St. Albans, for 15 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Gareth W. Harman; daughters and son-in-law, Angela and David Turner of Beckley and Anette Pauline "Polly" White of Charleston; and sister, Mary Sue Lilly of Cartersville, Ga. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jeremy Turner (Ashleigh) and Jonathan Turner (Nikalee). A memorial service was held Friday, May 24, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Jonathan Turner officiating. Online condolences may be made at

ROY O'DELL HARRISON Roy O'Dell Harrison, 73, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Buffalo, passed away Monday, May 21, 2013, at The Palms Rehab Center, Palm Bay, Fla., following a long illness. He retired from J.C. Penney Corp. with 37 years of service. Born October 3, 1939, in Hometown, he was the son of the late Dewey Taft Harrison and Birdia Freda Bailes Harrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Clara Pauline King and his brother, Clodes Taft Harrison. Survivors include his sons, Leroy Harrison of Longwood, Fla. and Daniel Harrison of Palm Bay, Fla.; daughters, Theresa Livasy of Palm Bay, Fla. and Deborah Harrison of Palm Bay, Fla.; and sister, Monta Faye Denny of Columbus, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo. Burial was in Walker Chapel Cemetery, Robertsburg. Online condolences may be sent to the Harrison family, and the online guestbook viewed, by visiting

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Page 10 – June 8-9,2013 DONALD L. JARRELL Donald L. Jarrell, 43, of Charleston, was born September 15, 1969, and passed away May 19, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House. Donald attended Wilson Junior High and Stonewall Jackson High School. He currently worked for the city of South Charleston. He was preceded in death by his father, Donnie "Pete" Jarrell; his loving wife, Trina Jarrell; and his stepson, Joshua Elliott. Left to cherish his memory are his loving mother, Loretta Koch and stepfather, Richard Koch, of Greenville, S.C.; his children, Leighann Moffatt, Joseph Jarrell, "DJ" Jarrell and Chelsea Fore, all of Charleston, and Shawn Bates of Barboursville; stepchildren, Amanda Elliott and Cody Elliott; sisters, Donna Lacy of Charleston and Linda Walls of Orlando, Fla.; nephews, Danny Lacy and Stephen Walls; and grandchildren, Hunter Shaffer and Chance Fore of Charleston and Caeleigh, Isiah, Issac and Catelin Bates of Barboursville. Donald will also be greatly missed by his special Mom, Gloria. A celebration of Donald's life was held Friday, May 24, at Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City. Graveside services were held at Walker Cemetery, Tuppers Creek. The family suggests donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387 or the KanawhaCharleston Humane Association Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City, assisted the Jarrell family.

DARRELL EUGENE "JUMBO" LANDERS Darrell Eugene Landers, "Jumbo," 67, of St. Albans, was born July 21, 1944, and passed away May 23, 2013. Darrell served his country as a U.S. Marine and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Freda Landers; and brothers, Paul, Jerry and Kenneth Landers. Darrell is survived by his four children, Julie Marmora of Mason, Ohio, Douglas Landers of Petersburg, Tenn., Michael Landers of Denver, Colo. and Terria LaDawn Landers of Canton,

Ohio; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Wesley, Thomas and James Landers; and sister, JoAnn Burnem. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor Alvie Whitt officiating. Burial was at Goff-McClanahan Cemetery. Special thanks to Jumbo's old buddy, Steve Womack, for his kindness and dedication while taking care of our dad.

PHOEBA (FRIDLEY) LAYTON Phoeba (Fridley) Layton, 93, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on May 23, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was surrounded by family and friends. Phoeba was born October 14, 1919, to the late William and Agnes Fridley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of more than 60 years, Harry Layton and two children, Phyllis Layton and Ray Layton. She was also preceded in death by nine siblings, Ellen Isaac, Dorothy Layton, Dolly Carpenter, Ruby Gatens, Jean Elkins, Ernestine Thompson, Fridley, Vineyard Ulysses "Samuel" Fridley and Earl Fridley, as well as multiple nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was an active member of Springfork Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a former member of the church choir and the ladies circle and also taught Sunday school for many years. She loved her church family and was a blessing to all who knew her. She is survived by her five loving children, Marilyn Hudnall (Bernard) of St. Albans, Roy Layton (Joyce) of Campbells Creek, Harry Wayne Layton (Frances) of Oak Hill, Shirley Wilson (Rev. Randall) of Campbells Creek and Danny Layton (Linda) of Campbells Creek; and eight grandchildren, Roger Hudnall of St. Albans, Tana Tolley (Rich) of Hurricane, Terry Layton (Lynda) of Walton, Lisa Payne (John "JJ") of Snellville, Ga., Molly Kinsey (John) of Emporia, Va., Tina Crowder of Campbells Creek, Julie Meadows (Jeremiah) of Campbells Creek and Melissa Carter (Stacy) of Campbells Creek. Also surviving are 11 greatgrandchildren, several special nieces who helped care for her on a daily basis, Faye Woody (Stanton of St. Albans and Kay Bell,

Etta Keeney and Kaitlyn Keeney, all of Campbells Creek. Funeral services were held at Springfork Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 25, with the Rev. Randall Wilson, Pastor Mike Long and special friend, Tyler Long, officiating. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the outstanding caregivers and nursing staff at CAMC Memorial, especially Sarah, Bridget and Nicole on the Clinical Decision Unit, for their kindness and compassion during this difficult time.

MARY ELIZABETH MOORE Mary Elizabeth Moore, 83, widow of Arnold Creed Moore, of Prosperity, S.C., died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her residence. Born October 13, 1929, in St. Albans, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Nancy Justice Ellis. She was retired from Charleston General Hospital in Charleston, W.Va. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Lydia Sunday school class and the Naomi Ruth Circle. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Road Runners and the RSVP Singers. She is survived by a son, Carl Lawrence (Mary) Cyrus of Gandeeville; daughters, Sharon Moore of Frederick, Md., Benadine (Buz) Bess-O'Conner of Covington, Va., Nancy (John) Davy of Rockville, Va., Coleen (Sebert) Sizemore of Prosperity and Karen (Randell) Proctor of Belle; a brother, Richard Ellis of Seattle, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Moore was predeceased by a sister, Sibyl Bowles and brothers, Garrett Ellis, George Ellis and Leonard Ellis. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25, at Zion United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Taylor. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church Improvement Fund, 80 Zion Circle, Prosperity, SC 29127.

THOMAS E. MULLENAX Thomas E. Mullenax, 45, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013. He was born July 9, 1967, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Tom and Gale Brancheck Mullenax. Tom was a 1987 graduate of St. Albans High School and was employed with Corey Brothers. In addition to his parents, he is survived by son, William Mullenax of Fort Campbell, Ky.; daughters, Melissa Mullenax Fowlkes and Mindy Mullenax, both of St. Albans; brother, Jerry (Faye) Mullenax of St. Albans; grandchildren, Evelyn and Sean; fiancee, Angela Nunnally; and exwife, Kim Mullenax. Celebration of Tom's life was

The Putnam Standard held Wednesday, May 29, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with HR Whittington presiding. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

REV. GEORGE R. PAULEY The Rev. George R. Pauley, 99, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Rose Terrace Nursing Home in Culloden. Rev. Pauley was born on September 22, 1913, in Nicholas County, W.Va., to Joseph and Nellie Pauley. His beloved wife, Virginia; brothers, Roy, Frank, Delford, Ralph, Harry and Robert; and sisters, Maggie Stone, Etta Mae Mann and Beatrice Nutter, preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons, G.R. (Dick) Pauley Jr. of Frankfort, Ky. and Thomas Kyle Pauley of Huntington; and daughter, Virginia Diane Perkins of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; and five greatgreat grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Rev. Pauley and Virginia were married on May 11, 1935. He worked for the Gauley Mountain Coal Company until 1937, when God called him to preach the Gospel, which he did with all his heart. He graduated from the University of Charleston in 1952 (then Morris Harvey College) and attended Louisville Southern Baptist Seminary. During his ministry, he was the pastor of Handley Baptist Church, Old Kanawha Baptist Church in Pratt and Eskdale Baptist Church from 1937 to 1944. He served Judson Baptist Church in Belle from 1944 to 1958 and the First Baptist Church in Dunbar from 1958 to 1984. He was an interim pastor for 15 churches in West Virginia after his retirement at age 70. He baptized approximately 2,000 people and conducted hundreds of funerals and marriage ceremonies. He helped start the Baptist Church at Sissonville and was instrumental in the development of the Parchment Valley West Virginia Baptist Conference Center. Rev. Pauley served on the Executive Board of the American Baptist Convention, Kanawha Valley Ministers Association and helped start the Chaplain Ministry at Thomas Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #159 at Dunbar. Rev. Pauley loved his wife, Virginia; his three children and their families and his church families, but most of all, he loved Jesus. He devoted his life telling the story of Jesus. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, at First Baptist Church of Dunbar, with the Rev. Joel Harpold, the Rev. David Bess and the Rev. Mike Derry officiating. Burial was Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. The family suggests donations are made to the George and Virginia Pauley Scholarship, Ad-

vancement Office, AldersonBroaddus College, 101 College Hill Drive, Philippi, WV 26416.

LOLA MAE PENNINGTON Mrs. Lola Mae Pennington, 83, of Red House, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West. Lola Mae was a member of Wade Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Clay Pennington; parents, Alva and Lura Casto; brother, Warren G. Casto; sisters, Gaynell Hoffman and Tressie Casto; and infant sister, Gracie Casto. She is survived by her brother, Cecil and wife, Dovie Casto, of Red House and a host of special nieces and nephews. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Lola Mae Pennington was held Sunday, May 26, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Wayne Hooper and Chad Cobb officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Funeral Gatens-Harding Home, Poca, assisted the Pennington family.

BETTE DAWN COCHRAN RASNIC Mrs. Bette Dawn Cochran Rasnic, 70, of Nitro, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on May 22, 2013, at home. She was retired from Adam Wholesalers, Nitro; a 1960 graduate of Poca High School; and was a former Poca High School and Charleston Rocket cheerleader. Bette loved her husband, daughter, grandchildren and all of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Marie Cochran; and stepson and best friend, Timothy Rasnic. She is survived by her husband, Grover "Bud" Rasnic; daughter, Teresa Dawn Cochran Whitney and husband, John, of Nitro; three stepchildren; daughter-in-law, Teresa Rasnic of Ohio; brothers, Robert Cochran of Florida and Jack Cochran of Winfield; sisters, Ruth Ann Hunt of Scott Depot and Shirley Simoni of Florida; grandchildren, Joshua and Megan Whitney; and 14 step-grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Bette Rasnic was held Saturday, May 25, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests donations are made to Poca High School Show Choir, Route 1 Box 5 B, Poca, WV 25159. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Rasnic family.


The Putnam Standard JAMES RANDALL "RANDY" RISK James Randall "Randy" Risk, 41, of Hurricane, formerly of Kanawha City, passed away on May 23, 2013, at his home. Randy was a 1989 graduate of Charleston High School. He was self-employed. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lewis and Mary Cooke; his parental grandfather, John "Locky" Risk; and his special aunt and uncle, Sebert and Margaret Hunter. Randy is survived by his parents, Johnny Joe and Sugie Risk of Hurricane; his brother, Johnny J. II and sister-in-law, Mary Risk of Tega Cay, S.C.; sister, Melissa and brother-in-law, David Watkins of Hurricane; grandmother, Eloise G. "Zeke" Risk of Kanawha City; his two nephews that he loved dearly, John Wyatt Risk and Maddox Aiden Watkins; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A tribute of Randy's life was held Tuesday, May 28, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Dr. Martin Hallett officiating. Burial was at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

TRUDY B. ROBINSON Trudy B. Robinson of West Hamlin died May 22, 2013, at her home. She was born in Maxeys, Ga., on January 1, 1925, a daughter of Fred P. and Nela Wray Bell of Watkinsville, Ga. She graduated from Oconee County High School and attended Walker Park College. In 1945 she served in the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Upon discharge she came to live in West Virginia, settling in

Hurricane, where she was a resident for over 50 years. While in Hurricane she was very active in civic affairs, belonging to the Hurricane Woman's Club, the Downtown Association and was very active in the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, of which she was a member. After her family, her first love was books and libraries. As president of the Hurricane Woman's Club, with the help of its members a library service for Putnam County was first obtained with a bookmobile, then helped establish as a permanent library in Hurricane, Teays Valley and, later, a branch library in Eleanor. Trudy served on the first library board in Putnam County. In 1957 she originated the now out-of-print Putnam Post, working with Denver Hodges of the A to Z Supermarket, Doris Clark of the Hurricane Five and Dime and Jane Cox of the Ladies Style Center. The Putnam Post was the first total market coverage paper to be printed in the state of West Virginia. Ms. Robinson was also a 23year employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways in Charleston. She had many hobbies and interests, among them gardening (both flowers and vegetables), growing roses and orchids, birdwatching and all of nature. Most of all she loved gourmet cooking and entertaining friends and relatives. Trudy authored the popular weekly column, "Cooking Plain & Fancy," first through The Valley Press and then The Lincoln Journal. Trudy was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Fred Brian Robinson of Hawaii and Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Winifred Hancock of Hull, Ga.; and a brother, Frederick Bell of Athens, Ga.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Nelson of Ironton, Ohio; son, Thomas A. Robinson and daughter-in-law, Patty Pritchard, of West Hamlin; son, David Robinson and wife, Meta, of Sarasota, Fla.; and son, Richard Robinson and wife, Kim, of Land O'Lakes, Fla. She has a number of beloved grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. At her request, her body was cremated. A memorial service was held Friday, May 24, at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane with the Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

LORA J. CARNELL SEARS Lora J. Carnell Sears, 76, of Hurricane, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane. A graduate of Keyser High School, Potomac State College and West Virginia University, she attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics with a minor in English. For many years, she was a school teacher throughout West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her grandsons; traveling; golfing; and participating in the Woods & Irons Red Hat Club, Garden Club and Book Club. She was a member of Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston, W.Va. Surviving are her husband of 53 years Clarence W. Sears, Jr.; her son, David C. Sears and his wife, Lou Ann Sears, PhD, of Cabot, Pa.; her daughter, Julie K. Stebbins and her husband, Attorney James Stebbins of Charleston, W.Va.; her grandsons, Carson and

June 8-9,2013 – Page 11 Justin Stebbins. Also surviving are her brother, Phillip Carnell and his wife, Agnes of New Creek, W.Va.; as well as two nephews. To continue her passion of educating students, she graciously donated her body to the West Virginia University, Human Gift Registry. A celebration of Lora's life will be held later in the year. The family would like to offer a special appreciation to the staff of Teays Valley Center for providing outstanding care over the past three years. To offer online condolences to the family, please visit m. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, assisted the family.

RUTH P. SIMMONS Mrs. Ruth P. Simmons, 88, of Spring Hill, formerly of Chesapeake, went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2013. Mrs. Simmons was the daughter of the late William Homer and Mary Mooney Sloan. Ruth was a Christian and a prayer warrior. She was a member of Kings River Worship Center. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Mr. David Lee Simmons; daughters, Patricia and husband, Warren Faulknier, Druscilla and husband, David Vannatter, Diane and husband, Bob Harding and Marsha and husband, Steve Gessel; brother, John Sloan; seven grandchildren, Dr. Brett Faulknier, Chad Harding, Brian Faulknier, Rachel Thompson, Erin Scites, Stefany Vannatter and Beth Grigsby; and 11 great-grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Ruth P. Simmons was held Thursday, May 30, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor

Stephanie Eagle officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Simmons family.

PAUL J. VANMETER Paul J. VanMeter, 88, of St. Albans, passed away May 21, 2013, at his home. He was born in Yancey County, N.C., a son of the late Issac and Mary Edwards VanMeter. Paul was a retired store manager for Fad Furniture Co. and Debmont Co. and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Roberta Meadows VanMeter; son and his wife, Paul G. and Kay VanMeter Jr. of Charleston; daughter and her husband, Pam and Barry Williams of Dry Branch; sisters, Betty Larck and Gertrude Davis of St. Albans; grandchildren, Ashlee VanMeter of Draper, Va. and Brittni Stanley of Dry Branch; and several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brothers, Burley and James VanMeter. Funeral services were held Friday, May 24, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Hudson officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. The family has asked that memorials be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311. Online condolences may be sent to


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Poca High School Alumni Banquet By Justin Waybright

POCA - The Poca High School Alumni Association will hold a banquet 6 p.m., Saturday June 8. The annual event will be at Poca High School and is open to all alumni. For more than 80 years, the Poca High School Alumni Association has offered this banquet with the goals to bring together former graduates and to keep memories alive. It is $15 to attend this year’s event. Money raised during the banquet will be used by the alumni association to support Poca High School and future events. For more information, call Poca Town Hall at (304) 755-5482.

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A Shield on the Frontline By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - In a job where danger confronts them daily, a shield is vital. Bulletproof vests are the only thing standing in the way of life and death for police officers. During a county meeting, project Manager Dusty Hurley told commissioners that a federal grant is now in the works to provide topof-the-line armor for county deputies. The price tag is $5,700 and entails a 50/50 match from the county. “This should provide around 10 vests,” she said. “That’s a good start.” If approved, the $2,850 county investment is one Commissioner President Joe Haynes is proud to support. “Our deputies and first responders never know what they’re going to run into, so you got to give them every tool for the job,”

The new shield - Sheriff Deputies eye the latest in life-saving technology. A lightweight, flexible outer-vest is in the works for officers. Photo by Justin Waybright the Navy veteran said. “It’s a good day when they come back unharmed.” Haynes knows the importance of a bulletproof vest and the countless lives the shield saves. He believes equipping the sheriff’s department with new bodysaving-armor will ensure safety

during the most perilous moments. “Like the military, they protect us and put their lives on the line,” said Haynes. “We have to do everything possible to protect them in their very dangerous job.” The average life of bulletproof

vests is five years, said Putnam Sheriff Steve Deweese. The Army veteran is excited to get the grant approved, so his deputies will have the latest in bulletproof vest technology. The brand Survivor Armor offers a vest unlike any other. “We will get a new vest over the uniform, and it will look like part of our uniform,” Deweese explained. “It’s called an outer-vest - it’s flame retardant, cooler and less restrictive.” Officers with New York, Alaska and Pennsylvania currently wear the outer-vest. “I want to make this department self-sustaining, and we got to have all the tools to fight crime,” said Deweese. “We have to have all the necessary equipment to defeat the bad guy on the streets.” The commission unanimously approved the submission of the grant application. Deweese thanks county leaders for the continued support.

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