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Putnam County Schools – Menu March 4 - 8 Monday, March 4 - School Breakfast Week - Blueberry Muffin, Yogurt w/Granola LUNCH: CHEESE PIZZA, Caesar Salad, Steamed Zucchini Squash, Sliced Pears, Milk Tuesday, March 5 - School Breakfast Week - Mini Pancakes LUNCH: SALISBURY STEAK W/GRAVY, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fresh Kiwi, Wheat Roll, Milk Wednesday, March 6 - School Breakfast Week - Breakfast Bites LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN NUGGETS, Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Fresh Grapes, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk Thursday, March 7 - School Breakfast Week - Chicken on a Biscuit LUNCH: SPAGHETTI W/MEATSAUCE, Steamed Broccoli, Sliced Peaches, Garlic Toast, Milk Friday, March 8 - School Breakfast Week - Egg & Cheese Burrito LUNCH: GRILLED CHICKEN ON A BUN, Romaine Lettuce/Tomato, Steamed Carrot Coins, Applesauce/Milk Daily Breakfast Choices - Assorted Cereal/Juice/Fresh Fruit/Yogurt/WW Toast/Milk Daily Lunch Choices – Assorted Fresh Fruits/Vegetables on the Salad Bar Menu Items are always subject to availability. “This Institution Is An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”.

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Putnam Farmers’ Market gearing up for 2013 Season The Putnam Farmers’ Market is gearing up for another fantastic season and is presently accepting vendor applications from growers, producers and craftsmen within a 50-mile radius of Winfield, WV. The market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in May and October, and Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during peak production months of June, July, August and September. The market is located at Hurricane City Park, Rt. 34, next to the water reservoir. For the past two years, the Putnam Farmers’ Market has been voted top market in the state in American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest small market category, and in 2012 was second in the nation. The market is a great one stop

shopping experience offering the highest quality local foods. The market also features the work of a few artisans who display juried one-of-a-kind items.

Throughout the season, the market offers a variety of community events including free activities for children, a Chopped cook-off competition, musical entertain-

ment, gardening and cooking demonstrations. The City of Hurricane provides the location for the family-friendly market, noting that it tangibly enhances the quality of life in the community. It is an environment where growers can interact with and engage customers in a living sustainable food-shed reality. Anyone interested in participating in the 2013 market season as a vendor or volunteer can find additional information on the market website at Additional contact information includes email: Putnam_Farmers_Market@mail.c om, address: Putnam Farmers’ Market, P.O. Box 351, Hurricane, WV 25526, or phone no.: (304)9241736.

Cadet Chadwick Allan Morris graduates from Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy KINGWOOD, WV - The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is pleased to announce that Cadet Chadwick Allan Morris, the son of Chadwick and Aubrey Morris of Scott Depot, has completed the requirements for graduation. Cadet Morris is one of 99 graduates from thirty-five (35) counties across the State of West Virginia. Class 2-12 is the thirty-ninth class to complete this West Virginia National Guard Program. Commencement exercises were held Friday, December 14th, at the Craig Civic Center in Kingwood, WV. MG James A. Hoyer congratulated the Cadets and introduced the commencement speaker. WV State Senator Erik Wells gave the commencement address.

While attending the Academy, Cadet Morris of Platoon 4 was recognized for receiving the Instructor’s List (5 times), Honor’s List (3 times), Level I PT Award, Mentorship Award, as well as obtaining the six Individual Values Recognition Ribbons. Cadet Morris also participated in the Presidential Physical Fitness Program. During their time at the Academy, Cadet Morris served in the following leadership positions: Platoon Leader (3 times), Asst Platoon Leader. All graduating Cadets have completed the 22-week residential phase of ChalleNGe which includes activities in eight core component areas ranging from Service to Community to EmSEE CADET ON PAGE 8


Page 2 – March 2-3,2013 PCTC Career Day Putnam Career & Technical Center is sponsoring a Career Day for high school students, adult students and community members on Thursday, March 7th, at the PCTC in Eleanor. Area employers, labor unions and post-secondary school representatives will be in attendance to discuss career opportunities with all participants. All community members who are seeking employment and/or post-secondary training are encouraged to attend. Times will be 8:50 until 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. It is suggested that participants dress appropriately and bring resumes with them for potential employers. There are no fees for this service which is a School-toWork activity.

"An Evening with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound" Date: Saturday, March 02, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM Doors Open: 5:00 PM Venue: West Virginia Pumpkin Park Music Hall, One Pumpkin Way, Milton, WV 25541. General Seating! $16.00 Groups (10+) $21.00 Advance ($25 at door) $26.00 Artist Circle (Reserved Section - closest to stage) **Children 12 & under free except in Artist Circle - No ticket required.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.

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

Community Calendar 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.

Huntington Symphony Orchestra to present A Celtic Celebration The Huntington Symphony Orchestra will present A Celtic Celebration on March 16, 2013 featuring flutist Wendell Dobbs – at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 pm – Performance begins at 8 pm . Reserved Main Floor: $30.00; Reserved Loge: $30.00; Open seating Balcony: $20.00 For ticket information please visit online at or phone 304-7818343.

OH-KAN Coin Club Show What: OH-KAN Coin Club Show Where: Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), Rt. 7 North, Gallipolis, OH When: Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parking and admission are free. For additional information please call 1-740-444-1895.

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.

Scott Teays Lions Club to sponsor Pancake Breakfast When: Saturday April 6th 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Where: Applebee’s Teays Valley Cost: Tickets are $5 each Monies collected helps the vision and hearing impaired.

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.

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 email

Guided Rock Climbing 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.

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

Winfield Lions Club Meetings The Winfield Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information call 304-586-3732.

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 Hurricane Church of Christ, 600 Midland Trail (the church on the hill beside Hurricane Middle School) has a food pantry open to the public. If you are in need of some grocery items, you may visit us on Monday and Friday of each week between the hours of 11:00 A.M. through 1:00 P.M. It would be helpful if you would call before coming. Call: 304-562-6491.

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.

West Virginia 2013 Make It Shine applications Available Applications are now available for West Virginians to sign up for this year’s Make It Shine Statewide Spring Cleanup. Volunteers have until March 1 to register with the state Department of Environmental Protection. The annual event is jointly sponsored by the DEP and the state Division of Highways. During the first two weeks of April, the DEP’s Make It Shine program will provide resources such as cleanup materials, waste hauling and landfill fees to citizens volunteering to remove litter from the state’s landscape.

The Putnam Standard Cleanups must be conducted on public lands. Community drop off sites, household garbage collection and cleanups on private property do not qualify. Last year, more than 4,800 volunteers participated in the spring cleanup and removed roughly 220 tons of litter and debris from West Virginia’s public lands and waters. To obtain a Make It Shine application, contact Travis Cooper at 1-800-322-5530.

First Baptist Church of St Albans to offer Music Camp The First Baptist Church of St. Albans at Sixth Ave. and Second St will offer its 22nd annual Music Camp, June 10-14, 9 am to 2:30 pm daily at the church. The Camp is for children entering grades 2 - 7 as of September 2013. Children attending the Camp participate in choral singing, handbells, Orff instruments, a basic music class, introduction to the orchestra and recreation. Participants need not have prior formal music training. Other activities include Introduction to Guitar, Drums, and Pipe Organ, and Interpretive Movement. Tuition for the camp is $37 per child with family rates available. For further information and online registration, visit Online registration begins March 1. You may also register at the church Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm beginning March 1. The Music Camp is under the direction of Thomas Hollinger, Director of Music at the church. Questions? Call the church at 727-4661.

Kanawha Valley Coin Club announces Annual Coin Show The Kanawha Valley Coin Club would like to announce their annual Coin Show to be held March 2nd and 3rd, 2013 at the Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV. The show will be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission fee. Dealers from WV, OH, VA, and KY will be in attendance to buy, sell, and trade coins, jewelry and coal mine scrip and WV tokens. The Kanawha Valley Coin Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the South Charleston Library. The meetings start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend these meetings. For more information about the upcoming Coin Show or about club meetings, you can call 304-727-4062 or 304-562-6917. Visit the club’s website at for information about the Kanawha Valley Coin Club and the other Coin Clubs that meet in the Charleston area.

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Passport Day in the USA – March 9, 2013 The South Charleston Public Library, in association with AAA Travel, 1000 Parkway Road, will hold a special passport event at the Library, on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10 am until 3 pm to provide passport information to US citizens and to accept passport applications. This even celebrates the 2013 Passport Day in the USA. AAA Travel will take passport photos at the Library for $7.99 each, a significant reduction from their normal $12 fee. AAA Plus and Premier members can receive their first set of photos free. AAA Travel also will feature

travel-related merchandise for purchase at a 20% discount by individuals attending this event. U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the US by air. U.S. citizens entering the US from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda, at land borders and sea ports of entry, must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government. Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at U.S. citizens may also obtain

passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778. Event: Passport Day in the USA 2013 Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 Time: 10 am – 3 pm Where: South Charleston Public Library, 312 4th Avenue, South Charleston. For more information about the Passport Day in the U.S.A. event at South Charleston Public Library, contact 304-744-6561, or visit the library’s website at

WV Division of Culture and History announces winners of RESA Three in Regional History Bowl Tournament CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) held the second regional tournament for the 2013 West Virginia History Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 2, at George Washington Middle School in Eleanor, Putnam County, with competitors from West Virginia Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) District Three. Sissonville Middle School Team One, with students Zac Boggess, Tyler Burdette, Alex Monday and Olivia Montgomery was the winner and Andrew Jackson Middle School in Cross Lanes, Kanawha County, with students John Harmon, Louisa Smith, Cassie Stewart and Ben Tissenbaum was the runner up. RESA Three is made up of students from Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam counties. Competitors included nine teams from Andrew Jackson Middle School; Charleston Catholic Middle School (two teams), Charleston, Kanawha County; Clay Middle School, Clay, Clay County; George Washington Middle School (two teams), Eleanor, Putnam County; Horace Mann Middle School, Charleston, Kanawha County; and Sissonville Middle School (two teams), Charleston, Kanawha County. The West Virginia History Bowl features questions about the state’s history, culture, heritage, tourism and people. Those questions are compiled by the staff of the Archives and History Section of the WVDCH. The Archives and History staff

has developed more than 1,800 questions for its on-line Quick Quizzes. Teams that are preparing for the History Bowl tournaments may use the Archives and History Daily Trivia, Quick Quizzes and Golden Horseshoe study guide as helpful tools from the Division’s website, Eighth graders in public, private and home school education programs are eligible to compete on the four-person teams in double-elimination tournament play. The regional winners and runners-up teams from each RESA district will then move forward to the state tournament which will take place April 30 at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. For more information about the annual competition, contact Bryan Ward, assistant director of archives and history for the Division and coordinator of the tournament, at (304) 558-0230. Photos of the winning team, Sissonville Middle School Team One, and the runner-up team, Andrew Jackson Middle School, are attached. 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 muse-

ums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Here a phone, there a phone… everywhere a phone Is it me or does everyone in the entire state have a cell phone or some type of electronic device running around hanging on their ear or their fingertips? Everywhere I go I see people talking with Bluetooths hanging out their ears. Is everyone that important? Do you really have to keep in touch that much with family, friends and neighbors? I was in WalMart a few weeks ago and said hello to the cashier and I really thought she would pass out. She said most people come through her line and do not even speak to her as they are on their cell phones or other devices. Oh, I forgot that MP3 or IPOD, whatever they do. I guess you listen to music on them? Just kidding, I know what they are, I just don’t have one. Anyway, the lady at WalMart was so nice and I feel it is very rude to talk on your cell phone when conducting business. Yes, even at WalMart or any other place where you deal with people. Most of us are not in the medical field and we are not doctors or deal with lifesaving events. I really don’t like listening about Uncle Bill’s hemorrhoids from someone’s cell phone in a grocery store - or any other place for that matter. Please, just wait until you get outside or in your car (before starting) to answer or make that phone call. Just a little manners will go a long way. Try to hold off on that phone and do your business politely with people.

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Seven Layer Taco Dip Ingredients: 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa 1 large tomato, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch chopped green onions 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

Art by Natalie Larson

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions: In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Spread over the refried beans. Top the layers with salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives.

Seeking information about Armed Robbery On Sunday, February 17, 2013, at approximately 1022 hrs the Buffalo Food-King, along Route 62 in Buffalo, was Armed Robbed by a white male. The male entered the grocery store, brandished a knife, and demanded money. The suspect is described as a White Male, 6-0’, 150-160 pounds, last seen wearing baggy jeans, black gloves and grey

hooded sweatshirt with hood up and black mask covering his face. Suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money across Route 62 in Buffalo. If anyone has information about the robbery, please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department at (304)586-0214. Press Release from Putnam Sheriff Steve Deweese.

February Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Corey Sergent - February 28 Rodney Lowe Bridget Davis Doug Davis Timmy Neese Kayla Neese Donald Adkins Theresa Sweat Macheala Chapman Lois Hoffman Ken Shull Joyce Fetty If you - or someone you know Linda Holstein will be celebratrating a Valerie DiCarlo birthday in the coming months... Amanda Hackney Call 304-743-6731 and give us Katrina McCune their name - OR just email the Christina Easter information to Linda Okeke George Armstead Jr.

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Send your poetry to Debra Harmes-Kurth 1042 Pike Street • Milton,WV 25541 In the last column I wrote briefly about one of the many writer’s tools available, The Synonym Finder. Today I’m going to suggest a few other reference books, which are worth investing in. The first would be a good dictionary, next a thesaurus (or Writer’s Thesaurus), and Poet’s Handbook. Then perhaps A Roget’s Descriptive Word Finder or a Discriptionary (a thematic dictionary) both of these books are uniquely organized to help the writer find exactly the word they are looking for. Let’s say you were writing a poem about archery, you look up the topic and you will find many words associated with the sport, and I will bet there will be some you’ve never heard of. By using reference books you can take your poetry from ordinary to extraordinary. Until next time, keep reading and writing, and by all means send them into the above address or email them to Living For The Moment How full of wonder is the change of seasons How cruel and tragic are wartime reasons, How strange my world includes both factions How can I resolve this peacetime infraction? In the twinkling of a star a night is born In the surge of sunlight daylight is morn In the news, satisfaction shifts to sadness Quest to make things right brings gladness.

How can one person change the world How can fickle nature be unfurled How can each day be sunny and bright How can harmony become the only right? In my mere existence, I know no answer In my fantasy, no disease, no cancer, In my dreams, I see beauty and peace In reality, wars will never cease. How do I live in just this moment How must I overcome any opponents How do I stay focused on my mission How do I alter the human condition? In faith in God’s own glory In hope is future’s story In charity to help the poor In love, life will feel secure. A moment in time is fleeting by To make the most of it, I’ll try. Floriana Hall, OH *** “Falling" Fearing the unknown fading out of existence, this long ago memory never quite left my mind. Through his eyes, I dance from silken strings, delighting and entertaining though my smile is clay and strings will wear thin.

Yet it is there-a grenade unseen, unheard, until blinding force dazzles the eyes, explosive, passionate-skin gliding over skin. Strawberry fields tasting of apricot. He holds me high and finally I let go, see his world. To reap but not to sow. Laura Adkins, Scott Depot,WV *** Surreal Truth Physically on earth, mentally encountering serendipity. Knowing that it occurs, don't fight. Return to earth, where things fall a part. Don't drop any tears, it will be fine. Prolonged decisions, affect the tangible. A hand length away, grasp all truth. Forget tragedy, revolting reality. An astonished feeling, situation abandoned. Amazed and fearful, leaving most things behind. Deny, quit, or resist, washing away memory. Captures magical realism, mind continues to separate from the body Laura Steeb, NJ

Blended Learning Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program to be offered by Kanawha Valley Community And Technical College Are you a professional who is looking for a better and faster way to learn the Lean Six Sigma skill-set to improve your work processes? Explore our three month blended learning program which features the latest online teaching technologies to increase value and accessibility. Multimedia e-learning modules combined with six virtual classroom sessions, facilitated by a master champion, present all of the materials needed to learn the DMAIC process. This affords the flexibility of learning anywhere, 24/7, and attending the classroom sessions “from your desk,” thus reducing travel costs and downtime from your office. The Multimedia e-learning modules and the six virtual classroom

sessions will take place from March 12 – June 18, 2013. A Capstone Simulation project class will bring all class participants together on campus to apply the tools in an assigned project on June 25 – 27, 2013. For complete scheduling and program details, contact Cindy Woodworth at or 304.205.6690. Students receive online access, all classroom materials and a KVCTC Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification upon successful completion. Register on-line ( ccms/default.aspx), by phone (304-205-6603) or e-mail Members of Charleston Area Alliance, South Charleston

Chamber of Commerce and Putnam County Chamber of Commerce receive a five percent discount. For information on other training programs and workshops offered by KVCTC’s Workforce and Economic Development Division, visit our web site at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not Discriminate against any person because of race, sex, age, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin. Ms. Michelle Bissell, Compliance Coordinator; 2001 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston, WV 25303

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Salute to Senior Service WV residents encouraged to nominate outstanding senior volunteers The search is on for West Virginia’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service Program sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network, honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2013. State winners then will be selected by popular vote at Online voting will take place from April 15 to April 30, 2013. From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service

honoree. Home Instead, Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ favorite nonprofit organizations and their stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s nonprofit charity of choice. We all know seniors who do so much for our community, said Nancy Foster, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Charleston and Huntington areas. “These silent heroes give selflessly, expecting nothing in return. And yet, their contributions often make a difference not only to the organizations they serve, but in changing how the public views growing older.” Senior care professionals and those who work at hospitals, sen-

ior care facilities and other places where seniors volunteer are encouraged to nominate older adults. So, too, are family caregivers and the adult children of aging parents. Older adults also may self-nominate. To complete and submit a nomination form online for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit Completed nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 855-3900030.

Microsoft Access Workshops Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College will offer a series of Microsoft Access workshops designed for participants with little or no experience with computers or who want to increase their computer proficiency. Instruction will be provided by a Microsoft Office Master Instructor. In Microsoft Access 2010Basic, Participants will learn the basics needed to design a database. Participants will learn to create and edit tables, set field properties, use queries, and use basic forms and reports. Learn to store information and retrieve facts as needed. This workshop will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 In Microsoft Access 2010- Intermediate, students will learn the skills needed to build real world Microsoft Access databases with the features and capabilities needed in today’s business climate. Participants will learn about designing tables, joining tables, and working with multiple tables through queries; how to create advanced, professionalquality forms and dialog boxes; create advanced reports with totals, subtotals, business charts,

and more; use macros to automate business processes; and how to pull all the pieces of your database together into an easyto-use, fully functional database application. This workshop will be held Friday, April 5, 2013. In Microsoft Access 2010- Advanced, students will learn the differences between Access 2007 and 2010, how to query with SQL; create crosstab, parameter, and action queries; create macros; import, export, and link database objects; work with macros, import, export, and link database objects; work with XML documents; work with Windows SharePoint Services; optimize databases; password-protect and encrypt databases; set Access options and properties; create hyperlink fields; and use Outlook to update data. This workshop will be held Friday, May 3, 2013. Workshops will be held at the Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College Workforce and Economic Development site located in the Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center at 1701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 142, Charleston, West Virginia. Each workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at

4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required to assure adequate room. The registration fee is $95 for each six-hour, hands-on workshop and includes a student textbook and CD with practice activities. Register on-line (, by phone (304-205-6603) or e-mail Members of Charleston Area Alliance, South Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Putnam County Chamber of Commerce receive a five percent discount. For information on other training programs and workshops offered by KVCTC’s Workforce and Economic Development Division, visit our web site at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate against any person because of race, sex, age, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin. Ms. Michelle Bissell, Compliance Coordinator, 2001 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston, WV 25303.

Madeline Southall named to Dean's List BEREA, OH - Madeline Southall, 145 Summit Ridge Rd, Hurricane has been named to the Dean's List for the 2012 Fall Semester at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Guy E. Farish, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University: Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the Dean's List. Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace maintains its commitment to prepare students as

contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society. The University offers more than 60 academic majors in its divisions of Business Administration, Education, Health and Physical Education, Humanities, Music, Science and Mathematics, and Social Science. While the academic program is rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, BW students regularly augment classroom instruction with applied learning through internships, field experiences, study abroad and com-

munity service. Baldwin Wallace is an independent university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls 3,000 fulltime undergraduates, 500 parttime students in evening/weekend program and more than 700 graduate students in education and business. The 100-acre campus is located in suburban Berea, just twenty minutes south of downtown Cleveland For more information, phone (440) 826-2325.

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WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane “WRONG NUMBER ” Thought for the week: But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30; Fear ye not therefore; ye are more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:31 (KJV) Just received a telephone call, it was a wrong number. Did you ever stop to think about numbers - telephone numbers, social security numbers, and the statistics numbers? How these numbers are all used in different sequence to create new numbers? The first people to use a number system were the ancient Mesopotamians around 3400 BC. As for numbers: In the US Civil War, there were 110,000 union casualties; 93,000 confederate casualties. There were 2,223 people on the great ship Titanic. Last week the stranded carnival cruise ship held over 4,200. The use of a zip code system became in affect July 1963 that routes a letter to your mail box.. reusing the number system... And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it; because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Genesis 2:3 God already knew the number system. The book of Numbers in the Bible tells us that God is always with us if we trust in him. Our life seems to revolve around numbers, the days on the calendar, the time on the clock, numbers are used for planning ahead for the future, to remember the number or months of the past... Our national debt is $16 trillion, can you even fathom how many numbers that is? So how easy is it, for identity theft today, to shuffle the numbers electronically and come up with mine or your number to be abused? Think the numbers will ever run out of their use? Revelation 7:9 - After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, and kindred’s, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. How great is HE – GOD to know the numbers of hairs on each head. How small are WE to not TRUST and read His word. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90:12 There are some numbers we wish to ignore when getting older, need I say it? BIRTHDAY numbers - they come so quickly. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRED!!!!!!!!) Prayer: Our God, how ALMIGHTY to have created and to know each of us by name. Amen.

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Remembering our Frontier Outdoorsmen, Part II

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

If you have weak stomach, you probably should skip my column this week. Last week, I wrote about how in the 1600s, the Iroquois were the first to trade with Europeans and, in exchange for beaver pelts, they got guns, tomahawks, steel knives and steel for lethal arrowheads and used these modern weapons to clear away tribes here. Tribes who were, literally, still living in the Stone Age, with only stoneage weapons to resist. Some, like the Shawnee, were very tired of running when they returned after the Iroquois decline in the mid 1700s. The Shawnee claimed a huge expanse of land including most of modern day Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. There were other tribes living there, but that was OK with the Shawnee, who con-

sidered them dependent tribes in much the same way the Soviet Union would later look upon its Warsaw-Pact nation subjects. It's well understood what war can do to people and try to imagine how a century of desperate warfare might transform a society and they met the early settlers with brutality. That cruelty was reciprocated and these experiences, many of them right here in West Virginia, would set in motion the fall of American Indian civilization. The outdoorsmen I'll be discussing later on, like Lewis Wetzel and Jesse Hughes come across as sadistic, homicidal psychopaths. They absolutely were, but this was a natural response to the times in which they lived - times when post-traumatic-stress syndrome was as common as the common cold. There are many recorded cases of terrible atrocities and I'm only going to mention a mere handful of the ones one man, Simon Kenton, witnessed. Kenton came upon a massacre near Wheeling, where sixteen men, twelve women, eight children and three infants were brutally murdered by Shawnee Indians. There are some details of what torment these poor folks endured before they died that cannot be printed in a family newspaper. All but the infants – who were also brutally murdered – were scalped. On many, the arms, fingers and legs had been hacked off and - from the amount of blood everywhere – all of this was done while these people were alive. The thing that I cannot de-

scribe was an act of sodomy that made Kenton, who had by this time seen a multitude of gruesome deaths, retch. The massacre of the Greathouse party, however, caused him his greatest pain and he never got over it. Mr. Greathouse (which Greathouse it was is disputed) had led a party that was responsible for massacring Mingo Indians for no apparent reason. They basically invited the Indians to a party, and then sadistically murdered them. History records that under orders from Greathouse, Logan's pregnant sister, still alive, was disemboweled. The Shawnee reserved a special torment for him. I remember learning about this in 8th grade West Virginia history. The story was presented in that class – and you'll find it represented all over the Internet this way – as some form of justified payback. I think it is important to mention these grisly details because of insane assumptions like that. Twelve children – the youngest a five-year-old girl - two young men, a young woman were stripped naked and beaten to death with limber switches while a fire at their feet destroyed their lower limbs. They were all scalped. Mr. and Mrs. Greathouse would suffer a far worse fate. They were stripped and beaten near-death with switches. The Greathouses' abdomens were cut open, large intestine cut, pulled out and each had their large intestine tethered to a different sapling. They were then forced to

walk in circles, winding their intestines around the saplings. Mrs. Greathouse had collapsed before all her intestines were unwound, but Greathouse made it far enough along so even his stomach was wound around the tree. Once they had collapsed, they were scalped and hot coals stuffed inside their abdomens. It's a terrible shame this is so often viewed as justified revenge, instead of what it actually was, sick and twisted beyond words murders committed first by Mr. Greathouse and then related murders by the Shawnee. Kenton was part of the group who found the massacre site. Despite having seen all the atrocities mentioned earlier – except the massacre near Wheeling where Logan's sister and brother were killed – and more, despite having seen brutally-murdered children, infants, what he saw of the Greathouses shook him to the core and he was never the same afterward. He would forever be haunted by those scenes, see the murders play out in his nightmares and suffer from what we would call today severe posttraumatic-stress syndrome. Many of these “Indian fighters” - and not just Kenton, and one would presume Indians as well suffered from PTSD. Kenton developed it from things he saw. Jesse Hughes' PTSD might have developed the same way, but worsened by things he did. Hughes was an incredible scout – and one of the first white men to see the Little Kanawha River, the Hughes River (named for him) and the first Englishman

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diana hunter's buck will go down as the second largest ever hunterkilled non-typical and No. 4 of all time. Tim Beck took the buck with a shotgun last November. There are pictures of it all over the Internet, just do a search for “Tim Beck” and “deer,” because all the Web page addresses are too long to print here. The Boone & Crockett club also has an interesting channel on Youtube. The Boston Globe reports that the Massachusetts gun-control law of 1998 reduced the number of legal guns – from 1.5 million active licenses in 1998 to 200,000 just four years later, while violent crime increased. While virtually all violent crime increased in the state after that, one interesting statistic was the murder rate. It nearly doubled between 1997 and 2011 in Massachusetts, while it fell at the same time nationwide. The piece, written by Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, appeared

in the Feb. 17 edition of the newspaper. The BBC had an interesting story last week on drugged fish based on the conclusions of Swedish researchers - is used to treat anxiety and insomnia. The levels of the drug mimicked the levels of drug residue found in rivers and they compared the drugged perch's behavior with other perch in clean water. In a nutshell, the drugged fish acted like jerks. They were less social and bolder than animals in the clean-water tank. This was only one drug tested and, of course, wild fish are exposed to a cocktail of drugs via wastewater treatment. The researches recommend more efficient removal of such chemicals in the wastewater system. You can read the article at

to set foot in present-day Parkersburg. His senses and his cunning were incredible and as a woodsman, he was superior even to his Indian foes, whom he hunted down like animals. While he did so, he wore no clothes from the waist down. Hughes was a cold-blooded killer molded from a traumatic childhood experience. His father was murdered by Shawnee Indians while he was tending crops. While you can make some allowances for the times with Wetzel and others, it's hard to apply that logic to Hughes, who, and I can't think of another way to describe it, was a serial killer who lived in a time he could get away with it. Hughes, like just about all the famous Indian fighters, lived to a ripe old age – lived to a far more modern time (he died in 1829 at nearly 80 years old). He lived peacefully in his later years at his home on Turkey Run in Jackson County and spent the last 20 years of his life fishing with his grandchildren. But he was haunted by ghosts. In his later years, he heard Indians everywhere, even though all had by that time been gone from West Virginia for decades. He would hear them, grab his rifle and scour the empty Jackson County forests for them. He was found dead, resting against an oak tree. He died waiting in ambush for ghostly Indians.

Outdoor roundup The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund recently awarded $600,000 for habitat conservation. The funds were awarded to the Pendleton County Farmland Protection Board, the Greenbrier County Farmland Protection Board and the National Committee for the New River. Together, these projects will protect 566 acres of prime agricultural and forested land. “The projects funded by the Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund will help protect farm and forest lands from development and safeguard important habitat,” Gov. Tomblin said. “Conservation efforts such as these help keep West Virginia wild and wonderful for this and future generations.” A total of $372,000 will be used in Pendleton County to purchase a conservation easement on a 210 acre farm, enabling the protection of the Mullenax Cave and

Mullenax Water Cave. The caves contain a highly imperiled crustacean known as Caecidotea sinuncus. I have to use the scientific name here, because it's so rare, it doesn't even have a name. It's an extremely cool critter - a species unique to West Virginia and is only found in about five caves. In Greenbrier County, $138,000 will be used purchase a conservation easement on a 95 acre farm and riparian area adjacent to Spring Creek, a stream that is threatened by commercial logging activity and commercial wind farm development. The remaining $89,000 is for purchasing conservation easement and land-in-fee on 261 acres overlooking the Greenbrier River and connecting lands. The West Virginia Legislature created the OHCF in 2008 to invest in the conservation of unique and important wildlife habitat, natural areas, forest

lands, farmland, and lands for hunting, fishing and recreation. The fund is used to acquire interest in real property for conservation in keeping with the Wildlife Conservation Action Plan or other conservation plans and to award competitive grants for conservation purposes to eligible recipients. Hunter's Specialties has come out with a new camo makeup item, called Speed Camo, in time for spring gobbler season. Usually, you apply face camo with your hands, but this comes in an applicator that is similar to what lipstick comes in and you can apply it directly with that. It comes in a three-color pack. You can use each color one at a time, or attach the tubes together for a three-stripe pattern. For more information, visit The Boone & Crockett Club announced on Facebook that an In-

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Legislative Column By Tom Miller CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin put his primary emphasis on overhauling West Virginia's elementaryandsecondaryeducation programs in his State of the State speech to members of the Legislature and other guests in the House of Delegate chamber here last Wednesday night--the highlight of the opening day of the regular 2013 legislative session. "Even with all the good things happening in our schools,our student achievement is falling behind and that is not acceptable," the governor said. "Education in West Virginia must change, and that change begins now." Earlier in the day, state Budget Office Director Mike McKown briefed the news media on the administration's request to state agencies to cut spending by more than $75 million in the new 20132014 state budget year that begins July 1. McKown said "each agency did something different" and noted that the most common move was to eliminate budgeted positions that are vacant. He said public education, Medicaid and the Division of Corrections are exempt from the spending cuts so other agencies that account for about one-fourth of the state's $4.6 billion budget will absorb the brunt of these cuts. Deputy Secretary of Revenue Mark Muchow and McKown explained the next fiscal year budget to members of the respective finance committees in the House of Delegates and State Senate later in the week. The new budget does not include any cuts for the PROMISE scholarship program, aid to schools, mine safety programs, Medicaid or the State Police. And it does not include any new taxes. Among the new initiatives for public education, according to the governor, will be a requirement that all counties offer full-day prekindergarten tofour-year-olds He also wants a program to assure that all children are reading at a third grade level at the end of their year in the third grade. "If a child cannot read at grade level at the end of the third grade, bad things happen,"Tomblin said. Among the other initiatives he outlined, the most controversial one may be his proposal to change teacher hiring practices in thepublicschools sothatseniority is now the primary determining factor in hiring or promoting teachers. The state's teacher unions have traditionally opposed this idea. The other major item in the governor's program is an effort to reduce overcrowding in the state's prisons which will require an allout war on the current growing problem of substance abuse that is identified with causing the soar-

ing numbers of people sent to prison in the state. "Substance abuse is a huge part of prison overcrowding, and the high re-offending rate intensifies the problem," the Governor said. Tomblin also promised to continue his clash with the federal Environmental Protection Agency and "its misguided attempts to cripple" this state's coal industry which is such an integral part of the state. He also said he wants to see toughening natural gas pipelines safety standards in light of the pipeline explosion atnearby Sissonville. Senate President Jeff Kessler, DMarshall, said after the governor's speech that he agrees with the governor's plan to end substance abuse which Kessler said has reached "epidemic proportions." Kessler said the problem is "devastating our communities." Members of the House of Delegates and state Senate convened the 60-day session at noon last Wednesday. House Republicans, after substantial gains in the 2010 general election, now hold 46 of the 100 seats in that chamber compared to only 35 in the 2011 and 2012 sessions. Legislative sessions last week were mostly limited to the introduction of bills with the 100 House of Delegates members introducing a total of 470 bills the first two days while the 34 membersofthestateSenateintroduced 163. The topics ranged from prohibiting minors from getting a tattoo (SB28 sponsored by Sen. Mike Green, D-Raleigh) to legislation that would allow football players to wear neck braces (HB2002 sponsored by Delegate Mike Caputo, D-Marion). Among the 633 bills introduced the first two days in the House of Delegates is another attempt by Delegate Don Perdue, D-Wayne, to double the current taxes on beer, wine and liquor to finance proposed programs to treat the growing number of West Virginia residents suffering from substance abuse. HB 2016 has a double reference to the House Health and Human Resources Committee and then to the Finance Committee and is unlikely to survive in that second committee reference. One issue that will be postponed until after the 60-day legislative session is the governor's efforts to find a way to finance much-needed improvements in the state highway system and other infrastructure needs. He appointed a special commission last summer to come up with a recommended plan and the final report from that commission is due May 1. The governor is expected to call a special legislative session this summer to respond to that recommended plan.

Christin’s Corner By Christin Daugherty Dear Christin, I graduated from college several months ago and I am still unable to find a job. I’ve sent out dozens of résumés only to hear nothing in return. It is so frustrating and not at all what I expected when I started attending school. I’m beginning to think I will never be able to do all the things I dreamt about while I was a student. Maybe I should consider looking out of state? Please help! Sincerely, Jobless in WV Dear Jobless, Don’t I know that feeling! I think they forget to tell you in college that finding a job takes just as much effort as finishing your degree. Sad but true. However, you need to remember that, in life, nothing makes a reward sweeter than the struggle to get there. Just keep that in mind. Now, there are several job finding techniques that I have tried. Newspaper, online job sites…but I’m sure you have already tried those as well. One of the best sites I have been to is the one that is offered by my school. These employers go directly to the university to find applicants, knowing that they are fresh out

of college and probably lacking in experience. It would seem as though you would have your best shot at finding employment through a sight such as this. With that being said, I think the best way to go about finding work is to do one simple thing: TALK. Talk to everyone you meet about your quest to find a job. You would be amazed how much people are willing to help out a new college grad. Try to casually bring it up in the conversation whenever you meet someone new. And if you are going to do that, be sure to have a copy of your résumé close by – maybe leave a few copies in your car, just to be ready in case someone is interested in finding out more about you. Oh yeah, and about that résumé. How does yours look? A good looking résumé is essential to selling yourself to a future employer. Make sure it’s clean, simple, and to the point. If experience is something that you lack, include anything you did while in school that has helped you prepare for the “real world” such as: special projects, research, or a thesis. List these things first under “Experience”

March 2-3,2013 – Page 7 and then list your actual “Employment”. And always, always, ALWAYS check for any spelling or grammatical errors. You could have the best looking résumé in the world, but if there are spelling errors, that employer is probably not going to give it a second look. As far as looking out of state is concerned, I don’t see anything wrong with that – just make sure it is feasible for you and your situation. Moving can cost a ton of money. Some employers may cover that expense, some may not. Just make sure all your “ducks are in a row” before you decide to commit to something that may be out of your comfort zone. I wish you the best of luck, Jobless! I know how frustrating this can be. Trust me. And just when you start to think you did it all for nothing, something will come along that will remind you of why you decided to better your life in the first place. You just gotta hang in there! “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” - Newt Gingrich Got a problem? Need some answers? Contact me at m. *The opinions of this column are solely the opinions of this individual writer and are not the opinions of the Putnam Standard or Cabell Standard newspapers. *

Be a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer! The Department of Labor states there is a 29% shortage of health and fitness professionals! Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College has an upcoming class to train people in this exciting and rewarding career! The Certified Personal Trainer course at KVCTC provides the knowledge, practice and experience needed to be successful in this growing business enterprise. This course is scheduled on Saturdays beginning on March 2 and continuing through May 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In order to receive this national certification, students must successfully pass the classroom and practical training course, as well as complete a 30 hour internship and obtain CPR and AED certification. Please visit the website at or call 304 205-6690 for more details or to register for the training to be held at the college, 2001 Union Carbide Drive, in Room 004. The training is approved for continuing education for massage thera-

pists, athletic trainers and occupational therapists. The course is taught by World Instructor Training Schools, a national certifying organization that trains people to become Personal Fitness Trainers. For details call W.I.T.S. at (888) 330-9487 or visit Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College offers associate degree programs, certificate degree programs and a variety of skill sets. The college delivers customized credit and non-credit training for business and industry through its Work-

force and Economic Development Division. KVCTC has an extensive off-campus network throughout its service region of Kanawha, Putnam and Clay counties. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate against any person because of race, sex, age, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin. Ms. Michelle Bissell, Compliance Coordinator, 2001 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston, WV 25303.

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A Life Remembered

By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE Thomas Quickel walks into a dimly lit sanctuary, carrying a Bible. Rain pounds the grey pavement outside, but inside, a small spotlight shines on a cross. The 65-year-old looks up at the crimson decoration: a symbol of what has guided him for more than 39 years. Preaching was not something Quickel ever thought he would do. The former Pennsylvanian sought to become a doctor after high school. However, one moment during medical school changed the course of his life. Quickel recalled that day. “One day I was writing a paper in the library and I heard God’s voice say to me, ‘I want you to be a pastor,’” he explained. “I still resisted it, but told my pastor about it, went to seminary school and fell in love with it.” Quickel continued, “I was still resisting it at this point, but I served three small congregations in Pennsylvania and that’s when I knew this is what God called me to do.” The German-Pennsylvania culture helped shape the lifestyles that forged strong family values and moral conduct for the Quickel family. The atmosphere where he grew up was one all its own, he said. “We were in a culture where family, church and faith were the center - everything revolved around this,” said Quickel. “Faith was something we lived out in daily life.” The fruits of his labor and study began to grow. Quickel recalled the reason he started this lifelong profession: a love for people. “I remember one time a woman came to me in tears; worried and fearful after her husband was out of work, so we prayed,” he said. “That following Sunday the message was on “The Good Shepherd,” in John. After the service, she came to me in tears of joy this time, saying these were words she needed to hear.” After his fourth year in seminary school, he became ordained in 1974. Quickel preached

By the Putnam Standard Staff Cecil Courts passed away last week, but memories of his personality and the lives he touched did not. Many knew him through Courts Motors, where he sold thousands of vehicles to residents across the state. His love helping people and selling vehicles began more than 65 years ago when he worked at a Jeep dealership. He is also remembered as the first person to start a taxi cab business in Milton. After his taxi business, Courts went in business with his son, Cecil Courts Jr. While not at work, Courts and his wife, Betty, grew and harvested tomatoes. Betty passed away in 2009. Keeping alive the precious memCommunity welcomes new pastor - Rev. Thomas Quickel Jr. stands inside the Cross of Grace Lutheran Church sanctuary. The church welcomed him Sunday during a special ceremony. Photo by Justin Waybright throughout Pennsylvania and Tennessee for almost four decades. After receiving a phone call from the Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, Quickel left his friends, congregation and co-workers behind to help breathe life and forge a vision for the Hurricane church. “This congregation has received me with great warmth,” he said. “They want to grow spiritually.” Quickel looked out his window and realized the task ahead of him. “I sense a generational thing here, where the young people find church not necessary to their lives, and they may see church people as hypocrites, so our challenge is to walk the walk,” he explained. “Our vision is to reach out into the community with a language people can hear, believe and understand.”

The veteran preacher knows life is full of good and bad. He realizes it can get tough on anyone and anytime. The new Hurricane pastor offered a word of encouragement to those who are struggling. “One who is struggling with finances, relationships and life itself, and feeling like they’ve done all they can humanly do, but it’s not having an effect…place Christ at the center of it all,” said Quickel. “When He is at the center, those things will begin to come together - this is not going to make the problems go away, but it gives us grace and strength to deal with the struggles of life and find joy in it. God’s grace is empowering in life, and it can help put these pieces together.” For more information about Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, call (304) 562-0616 or visit during the 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. services on Sundays.

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ories that he and Betty had shared, Courts continued to plant tomatoes each year… always making sure that family and friends enjoyed the harvest. The humble man will be remembered for his warm and friendly personality. Thousands of area residents still drive vehicles bought from him. People may leave the Earth but their memories never die. In November, Courts shared one of his fondest memories from a poem he read to Betty during their 66th anniversary, "Sixty-six years have come and gone, but my love for you lingers on for my cute little girl from Hurricane. All the children left their nest, Betty, and I will do our best until God calls us home."

CADET FROM PAGE 1 ployability Skills. In addition to classroom studies, the Cadets traveled to the Nation’s Capitol in Washington, DC. Cadets in this class provided over 5,429 hours of Service to Community for such organizations as AdoptA-Highway, American Red Cross Blood Drive, Trout for Cheat, Food for Preston, and Burlington Children’s Home and Preston Memorial Hospital Mass

Casualty Exercise. Following graduation, these Cadets will begin a one-year post-residential phase of ChalleNGe that includes placement activities in education and/or employment. Applications are currently being accepted for Class 2-13 that begins in July. Call toll-free at 1-800-529-7700 for more information.

Tomblin encourages West Virginians to nominate Volunteers for 2013 Governor's Service Awards CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Governor's Service Awards. Coordinated by Volunteer West Virginia, the Governor's Service Awards recognize outstanding individuals, families and organizations for extraordinary service and commitment to their communities. "Our state is blessed with so many enthusiastic and helpful West Virginians who step forward and give of their time, talents and resources making our communities wonderful places to live, work and raise a family," Gov. Tomblin said. "I encourage all West Virginians to nominate an individual, a family or an organization that exemplifies volunteerism and puts West Virginia first-honor those who give so much of themselves for

the benefit of others." Recipients of the Governor's Service Awards will be recognized during a banquet in Charleston at Faces of Leadership, the state volunteerism conference, on August 7, 2013. Nomination forms are available through Volunteer West Virginia's website,, or by calling (800) WV-HELPS. Nominations must be postmarked by April 12, 2013. Volunteer West Virginia, the state's Commission for National & Community Service, is a state agency dedicated to promoting the spirit of volunteerism throughout West Virginia by enabling West Virginians of all ages to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism.

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COSI on Wheels visits St. Francis School

Pictured is Shaye McCoy. Courtesy photo Students at St. Francis School in St. Albans enjoyed a visit from COSI on Wheels. The students "Investigated Energy" through hands-on experiments and

teacher demonstrations. The program was made possible through the efforts of the Parent Teacher Organization.

Dr. Rawls to discuss Beef Cattle Outlook at Buffalo HS FFA Fundraiser Dr. Rawls, Ag. Economics professor from the U. of TN, will speak to local producers on how to make informed decisions regarding beef cattle production and marketing alternatives. The meeting will take place at 6:00 PM at the Buffalo HS cafeteria on March 7th with a meal provided by the Buffalo HS FFA Chapter. A ten dollar charge for this dinner meeting will be collected at the door with all proceeds going to the new BHS FFA Chapter. Dr. Rawls helped develop the very first video sales of beef cattle in the state of Tennessee and is a strong advocate of this marketing method for truckloads of feeder cattle. He is a devoted be-

liever in price risk management for livestock and feed and has obtained grant funding to support educational programs in this area. This dinner meeting is sponsored in part by a grant procured by the WVU Extension Service. Please RSVP for space considerations by calling the WVU Extension Office: Chuck Talbott at (304) 586-0217. Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status.

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It’s Time to Think about Your Garden Although we aren’t beyond the threat of snow, it isn’t too early to start thinking about gardens. Some planning now can help ensure you’ll have plentiful flowers and vegetables all through the growing season. If you’ve never gardened, you may wonder where to start. A logical place is deciding where you want to put your garden. Before you move any dirt, you need to observe the area. Make note of how much sun and shade the space gets. Most vegetable plants that produce fruit – like tomatoes and corn – require six to eight hours of full sunlight every day. Leafy and root crops like leaf lettuce, spinach, turnips, and carrots can tolerate some shade. You also need to consider water. Does rain run off, or does it collect in the area you’re considering? Neither situation is a deal-breaker, but it affects how you’ll need to plant and maintain your garden. If you don’t have a piece of land where you can put grow crops, you can always explore container gardening, using large pots. What should you grow? Well that depends. If you’re going to plant vegetables, choose things that you and your family like to eat. You can’t find more local foods than the ones you grow yourself! Think about how you’ll use the things you grow, and plan accordingly. Seed packets usually in-

clude a wealth of information. In addition to the name of the vegetable, there should be a description of the characteristics of that particular variety as well as information about how, when and where to plant the seeds, how long they take to germinate, how long it takes before they’re ready for harvest, and whether they need full sun or can tolerate shade. Seeds are available at local stores, or you can order them from seed catalogs or internet sites. Row covers or frost blankets will help protect plants from frost or freezing temperatures. You don’t need a lot of tools to get started with a small garden. At minimum, most gardeners need a shovel or spade, a hoe, a rake, and a trowel. Larger gardens may require a rotary tiller or small garden tractor, but if you’re just beginning to garden, you probably shouldn’t invest in large expensive equipment until you know that gardening’s for

you. In the meantime, you can rent or borrow a tiller or hire someone to do that work for you. Oh, and while you’re busy planting vegetables, don’t forget some flowers to brighten up your home and garden! The WVU Extension Service has a number of helpful resources about gardening and agriculture. These range from the online Gardening 101 series to specific information about pests, soil, bees, and more. You can find these at You can also download the 2013 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar, a growing guide, and a varieties guide from the same site. And remember: if you need help you can always give us a call at the WVU Extension Service Putnam County Extension Office at (304) 586-0217, just ask for Chuck Talbott, the Agriculture Agent for Putnam County!

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DAVID W. ALFORD David W. Alford, 66, of Ona, W.Va., went home to be with his Lord Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. David was born on Feb. 13, 1946 to the late Richard and Mary Beth Alford. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a retired employee of BASF. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Irwin Alford; his son, Sean Alford, daughters, Dr. Tara (Brian) Ray and Jessika (Clete) Fisher, all of Hurricane, W.Va.; brothers, Barry (Annie) Alford of St. George, Utah, and Mike (Stacie) Alford of Cheyenne, Wyo., and sister, Joy Alford, also of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Priscilla and Lisa. A celebration of life was held at Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane, on Feb. 22. Donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.

MATTHEW RAY ALLEN Matthew Ray Allen, infant son, of Matthew J. Allen and Samantha Withrow went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 11, 2013. Matthew is preceded in death by his grandfather, Basil Allen. He is survived by his parents; grandparents, John Withrow of Midway and Autum Cooper of Arbuckle; and a host of family and friends. A tribute to Matthew Ray Allen was held Monday February 18, 2013 at Gatens - Harding Chapel with Pastor Leonard May Officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Allen family. Online condolences may be sent to

STEVEN LYNN "FLUFF" BIAS Steven Lynn "Fluff" Bias, 55, of Nitro, passed away February 13, 2013, at CAMC General Hospital.

He was born December 31, 1957, in St. Albans, and was chosen as the son of Henry Alfred Bias and Annabelle McKie Bias, both of whom preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his K-9 companion, Buster Brown. Fluff was employed by Orders and Haynes Paving Company for 15 years. He had also driven trucks for Wayne Bayliss and Kanawha Valley Asphalt and worked through Operating Engineers Local 132. He liked to hang out with the guys at Mike Frame Auto, Greg Chandler's Body Shop and J.R. Webb Frame & Body Shop. He also loved to go to The Rivers Edge Cafe to eat. Fluff had a strong passion for drag racing and raced at Kanawha Valley Dragway in Pliny and Grandview Dragway in Beckley. He also enjoyed going to Shadyside Dragway in Rockingham. He owned a '69 Camaro that he called "Rumors." He also loved to play Texas Hold'em, which he was really good at. He was able to keep a serious straight face and bluff many. He is survived by daughters, Sarah Beth Bias and Breanna Renee Bias; stepson, James Malcolm Stafford; special ex-wife, Tracy Jo Bias; granddaughter Gianna Spriggs; and his special cat, Muffin. The family would like to give a special thanks to Emily Duncan, RN at CAMC Memorial Hospital for going the extra mile and making sure Fluff was well taken care of. They would also like to thank special friend, Sandy Harrison, with whom he lived with the last few months of his life. She made sure Fluff wasn't alone and had someone to watch TV with and take him to dialysis. Dad loved to annoy her with singing songs from old westerns and would sing at the top of his lungs! They would also like to thank Jim Dagostine for keeping Steven company and comforting the family during this past week. A celebration of Fluff's life was held Saturday, February 16, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

JEFFREY BOWERS Mr. Jeffrey Bowers, 48, of Red House, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013. Jeff is preceded in death by his father, Dwight Mays. He is survived by his mother, Jenny Mays; son, Cobie Madison Bowers; daughter, Kayla Dillon; four brothers, Robert, Kenneth, Timmy and Jackson Bowers; two sisters, Mary Jordan and Carol Craig; one soon to be born granddaughter; and a host of family and friends. A tribute to the life of Jeffrey Bowers was held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Walker Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Harvey Tribble officiating. Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Bowers

family. Online condolences may be sent to

NATHAN KING FEWELL Nathan King Fewell, 86, of Winfield, passed away February 14, 2013, in Nacogdoches, Texas, while visiting his daughter. He was born to the late Thomas J. and Helen Louise Larabee Fewell on August 9, 1926, in Winfield. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene C. Thevenin Fewell; and his brothers, TJ Jr., Charles and Harold Fewell. Nathan was a 1945 graduate of Winfield High School and played football. Nathan proudly served his country during World War II as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, as a military policeman and later as a military escort, having the honor of taking fallen soldiers home. He retired from Allied Chemical Plant and continued his service to the community of Winfield. Nathan dedicated 63 years to Winfield-area residents, wearing many hats, such as 37 years as chief with the Winfield Fire Department as well as serving on the sanitary board, city council and unofficial historian of the town. He was a member of Winfield United Methodist Church and Nitro Moose Lodge 565. Nathan is survived by his son, Larry Steven Fewell and wife, Jilaine, of Zanesville, Ohio; his daughter, Cheryl Whitton and husband, David, of Nacogdoches, Texas; his grandchildren, Jason Kellner, Nicole Swick, Jennifer Phillips, Ryan and Leslie Fewell, Tanis Todd and Nathan Whitton; great-grandchildren, Jilaine, Ethan, Paige and Zoe Kellner, Courtney and Emily Swick, Spencer, Nathan and Joceyln Smith, Jackson and Jake Phillips and Mason and Owen Prescott; his sisters, Betty Moore of Winfield and Ruth Taylor of Hurricane; and his brother, Ray Fewell of Winfield. Funeral services for Nathan were held Friday, February 22 at Winfield United Methodist Church, Winfield, with the Rev. Tom Hill officiating. Entombment was at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, with full military honors provided by the James E. Marshall American Legion Post No. 187, Winfield. Memorial donations may be made in Nathan's name to the Winfield United Methodist Church Building Fund. Anyone wishing to leave a memory or online condolence may do so at Chapman Funeral Home was honored to handle Mr. Fewell's services.

LARRY JOE GILLISPIE Larry Joe Gillispie, 68, of Fraziers Bottom, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at his

March 2-3,2013 – Page 11 home. Born January 28, 1945, in Fraziers Bottom, he was a son of the late Elden Elbert and Martha Velma "Bob" Gibson Gillispie. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Tracy Gillispie Lovejoy. Joe was a member of Fraziers Bottom Church of God and was a member of the Machinist and Aerospace Union, working for 17 years as a journeyman pipefitter with Union Carbide Corp., Institute Plant. Surviving are his wife, Linda; his children, Larry Gillispie Jr. (Bobbi) of Culloden and Dana Lee Plants (Robbie) of Fraziers Bottom; sisters, Patty Black (David) and Linda Gillispie, both of Milton, and Debi Morrison (Ron) of Union Ridge Road; brothers, Danny Gillispie of Culloden, Michael "Bubbles" Gillispie of Teays Valley, Charles "Babe" Gillispie (Melinda) of St. Albans and Anthony Gillispie of Winfield; grandchildren, William K. and Kathern N. Gillispie and Devin Pressley; and great-grandchildren, Haiden and Skylar Jo Gillispie, Robert Lee and Steven James Plants. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 20 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Lester Errett and the Rev. Gary Hale officiating. Burial was in Fraziers Bottom United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family would like to thank Hospice nurses, Lori, Lisa, Lynn and Pam, for their care and compassion and encourage memorial contributions be made to this organization at HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387; or to Fraziers Bottom Church of God Building Fund, Fraziers Bottom, WV 25082.

HUBERT EUGENE HAMMACK Mr. Hubert Eugene Hammack, 79, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2013, at home. Hubert was retired from Kroger with 45 years of service; a member of Raymond City Community Church; and an Army veteran. He was a loving husband, dad and friend. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene M. Hammack; parents, Clarence and Gerdline Hammack; and son, Jeffrey Paul Hammack.

He is survived by his daughter, Judy and husband, Joe Lamanca, of Scott Depot; sister, Eva Kessel of Raymond City; and grandsons, Joseph Lamanca and Brandon Griffith. Private services were held. Entombment was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. The family suggests donations are made to Raymond City Community Church. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Hammack family.

DAVID LEE HAMON Our beloved David Lee Hamon, went to heaven on February 12, 2013, at the age of 61, after fighting a courageous battle against Leukemia. David was born to Joanne and Leo Hamon of Hurricane, on August 24th 1951. He loved being an athlete and one of his greatest passions was playing football for Hurricane High School. After graduating in 1969, he served honorably in the U.S. Navy on the John F. Kennedy Air Craft Carrier from 1969-1974. Upon his return, David married the love of his life, Beverly Faye McNealy. David had always been a hard worker and was a hazardous material transporter for 28 years. He retired from Sentinel Transportation, a division of Dupont, where he was recognized as "A Sentinel Million Miler" and honored in the "Safety Hall of Fame." David will always be remembered as a man with a big heart, a warm smile, contagious laughter, his love for the Mountaineers and Dallas Cowboys and as a loving husband, father & grandfather. He was loved and admired by his family and friends. There are indeed many wonderful memories of David that will be forever treasured. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Beverly Faye Hamon; his two beautiful daughters, Angela Leigh McCallister of Teays Valley, Tara Rae' Walls and son-in-law, Shawn Michael Walls, D.O. of Leland, N.C.; David's greatest gifts were his grandchildren, James David McCallister, the boy he had always wished for and the athlete, Angelia Noel McCallister, his beautiful little angel who loved to dance and sing "Country Roads" to her Paw-Paw and Graham Michael Walls, who was truly a gift as he was born on

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Page 12 – March 2-3,2013 David's birthday, August 24, in 2009. David had wished that any memorial contribution would be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital Research Foundation. A donation of blood or platelets would also be a wonderful way to contribute in his memory since these donations had allowed David more time to spend with his family. The family plans to celebrate the memory of David Hamon in West Virginia at a future date.

LEDA MURREL SOVINE MACLEERY Leda Murrel Sovine Macleery died quietly and peacefully Monday, February 4, 2013. She was a native of Putnam County. She resided in both Putnam and Kanawha counties at various times in her 86 years. She was the youngest child of Joseph D. and Norma D. Sovine. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Carl Elwood Macleery; her parents and her siblings, Rosalie Coburn and Glen Sovine. Leda is survived by her three daughters, Terresa E. Macleery of St. Albans, Diana M. Beane of St. Albans, Lorna M. Durfee and her husband, Matthew Durfee of Huntington; four grandchildren, Joshua D. Beane of Charleston, Rebekah Beane-Hollers and her husband, Troy Hollers of Morgantown, Sarah R. Brinegar of Huntington, David P. Brinegar and his wife, Tera Brinegar of Kalispell, Mont.; two greatgrandchildren, Atticus Vonnegut Hollers, Gabriel Roland Brinegar (on the way); her sister-in-law, Imogene Freeman of Hurricane; and thirteen nieces and nephews. Leda liked gardening, traveling, reading and she was a talented painter. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. She always had a smile and words of encouragement for her family, friends and visitors. Leda was a member of the St. Albans Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and she loved to teach others truths she had learned from the Bible. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dunbar, W.Va. Donations may be made to the St. Albans Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Hubbard Hospice House West, or the Chronic Disease Fund.

ANNAJANE "JANE" MOORE Mrs. Annajane "Jane" Moore, 91, of Nitro, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, at home. Jane was a member of Maranatha Fellowship in St. Albans. She was a homemaker. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Moore; daughter, Barbara Moore; four sisters; and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Jean and husband, James Justice, of Nitro; son, James William Moore of Nitro; grandsons, James E. Justice II and Eric Scott Justice; six great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. A tribute to the life of Annajane "Jane" Moore was held Wednesday, February 20, at GatensHarding Chapel. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Moore family. Online condolences may be sent to

MARGARET LEOTIA MORRIS Margaret Leotia Morris, 79, of Cross Lanes, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. She was born February 14, 1934, in Fraziers Bottom, a daughter of the late Melvin and Ima Gladys McCoy Goble. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Edwin Goble, John Goble, Mary Hevener and Geneva Goble. She was a self-employed housekeeper and an avid Mountaineer football fan. Margaret was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a very giving person. Her family was the center of her life. She took pride in being organized and enjoyed the Christmas holidays and decorating. Margaret was baptized Southern Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Dan Morris; children, Brenda and George Thornton of Cypress, Texas, Becky Wallace of Scott Depot and Danny Morris of St. Albans; brother, Gary Goble of Scott Depot; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, 2013 at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Rev. Terry Yahr officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gar-

dens, Cross Lanes. The family requests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at

SIDNEY ARTHUR NEELEY Sidney Arthur Neeley, 85, of St. Albans, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, at Hospice West Thomas Hospital, in South Charleston. He was a mechanic for 35 years; and an Army Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis; three sons, Joey (Libby) Neeley of Hurricane; Darrell Neeley of St. Albans and Terry (Kathy) Neeley of Hurricane; daughter, Penny Hill of St. Albans; four sisters, Verna Grove and Ivy Kennaway both of Fla., Doris Smith of Marietta, Ga. and Deloris Hudson of St. Albans; seven grandchildren, Barrett, Casey, twins Korey and Kayla, Melissa, Brandon and Matthew. Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, 2013 at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Richard McCallister officiating. Burial was in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey, with military graveside rites conducted by the Alum Creek VFW Post 4768. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

EDGELL R. OSBORNE, JR. Edgell R. Osborne, Jr., 89, of Scott Depot and Tavares, Fla., passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013, at his home. Born December 25, 1923, in Clendenin, he was a son of the late Edgell R. and Emma Gertrude Thompson Osborne. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Ernest; his sister, Lorena Blake and just recently his wife of 64 years, Charlotte Ann Atwood Osborne. He was a 1942 graduate of South Charleston High School and was retired from Union Carbide/Dow Corporation, South Charleston. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Scott Depot and a former member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, St. Albans. He was a vocalist for a number of years, singing lead and tenor with the Gospel Pacemakers Quartet as well as the church choir. He was an avid gardener for many years. Following his retirement from Union Carbide, Ed and Charlotte spent winters in Florida. They also enjoyed square dancing and the many friends who dined and danced with them. They always said that they were blessed with wonderful neighbors everywhere they lived. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Rebecca and

The Putnam Standard Dwight Williams of Hurricane, David and Judy Osborne of Simpsonville, S.C.; his grandchildren, Benjamin Bryan of St. Albans, Carrie (Michael) McClure of Hurricane, Vanessa (John) Knowles of Chesapeake, Va., Adam (Susan) Osborne of Kannapolis, N.C., Nicole (Eric) Barker of Ashville, N.C., Kayla (Ryan) Watson of Morgantown, W.Va., Megan ( John) Halter of John's Island, S.C., Matt Williams of Barboursville; his great-grandchildren, Will McClure of Hurricane, Rebekah Osborne of Concord, N.C., Bryce Halter of John's Island, S.C.; his sister, Dorothy (Fred) Hight of Pittsburgh, Pa. also survives him, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Dr. Martin Hallett officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family would especially like to thank Nola Forth and Teresa Caldwell for the many months of loving care that they provided Ed following Charlotte's death. The family requests memorial contributions are made to St. John United Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley road, Scott Depot, WV 25560.

SYBIL AILEEN RUPE Sybil Aileen Rupe, 98, formerly of St. Albans, passed away February 13, 2013, at Bickford Memory Care, Crystal Lake, Ill. Born April 2, 1914, in Garrretts Bend, she was the daughter of James and Lina (Escue) Halstead. She married Arnold Rupe at the age of 20. They were married for nearly 65 years before his death in 1999. Sybil was a resident of West Virginia for 90 years. She resided primarily in the St. Albans area until 2004 when she moved to Crystal Lake to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Pat. Sybil's primary focus in life was her family. She loved being a homemaker and caring for others. Some of her happiest times were spent rocking babies and playing with children. She was an excellent cook and loved feeding a crowd. Her family fondly remembers many fried chicken dinners and lively conversations around her kitchen table. She also enjoyed baking and made countless birthday and wedding cakes. Sybil was an expert seamstress and spent many hours crocheting, quilting and embroidering. Over the years she gave dozens of her quilts, afghans and other handmade gifts to friends and family. She loved her extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles. She was especially fond of her Granddad Escue and the lazy summer days spent with him at his camp on the Coal River in St. Albans as a young girl.

She loved the outdoors and her home state of West Virginia and wondered why people would want to live anywhere else. Her garden was also a favorite pastime and was a joy to all who visited. She loved the beautiful colors of every season. Sybil faithfully walked with the Lord all of her life and was a genuine, quiet example of what a Christian life should be. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by two sons, Jim (Rose) of The Villages, Fla., and Joe (Pat) of Crystal Lake; eight grandchildren, Beverly (Tim) Taylor, Rick (Tammy) Barthelmess, Jimmy (Jennifer) Rupe, Steve (Diana) Barthelmess, Brett (Angie) Barthelmess, LeAnn (Kevin) Wooten, Eric Rupe and Beth (Jimmy) Williams; 16 greatgrandchildren, Joe, Justin and Anne Taylor, Colby, Alec, Erin and Megan Barthelmess, Christopher, Kristen and Kaylee Wooten, Amanda, Jenna, Tom and Jon Rupe, Nicholas and Caden Williams; and one great-greatgrandchild, Peyton Wooten. Sybil was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold; daughter, Shirley Barthelmess; and her most recent loving canine companion, Mindy. Funeral services were held at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home in St. Albans on Tuesday, February 19 with Minister Steve Fox officiating. Interment was at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Bickford Memory Care in Crystal Lake, Odyssey Hospice and Mary Jones for their kind and compassionate care. We will miss our Mother and Nana but know that angels are smiling at her joyful family reunion in heaven.

RALPH STUMP Ralph Stump, 91, of Clarksburg, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital. He was born November 23, 1921, in Landes, Grant County, a son of the late George Stump and Mary Judy Stump. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Bruno Stump, whom he married on August 18, 1951. He is also survived by four children, Darwin Stump and his wife, Kathy, of Bridgeport, Darlene Beres and her husband, Joseph, of Morgantown, Ralph Stump Jr. and his wife, Kris, of Powhatan, Va., and Richard Stump and his wife, Francis, of Hurricane; his grandchildren, Kathryn Francis, Jessica Beres, Anthony Beres, AnnaMari Stump, Andi Stump, Sidney Stump, Jimmy Petty, Devon Stump and Tristan Stump; his great-granddaughter, Alexandra Petty; and his brothers and sisters, Jessie Stump of Baltimore, Md., Vernice Stansberry of Balti-


The Putnam Standard more, Md., and Rhoda Riggleman of Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clement, Lavurl, Arlie, Oliver and Rudolph; and his sisters, Leola Konitzer, Nida Judy and Pauline Alt. Mr. Stump was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as an MP in the Middle East Theatre from 1942 to 1945. Following the service to his country he relocated to Weirton, where he was employed by Weirton Steel. In addition, he also graduated from Steubenville Business College while working in Weirton. In 1957 he had an opportunity to serve as the state quartermaster adjutant of the Veterans of Foreign Wars until his retirement in the mid-1990s. Mr. Stump was a life member of the VFW Post 2716 and American Legion Post 10 in Weirton, VFW state commander and held numerous state and national veterans-associated committees and counsels over the years. He was also a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.burnsidefuneralhome. Donations may be made to Potomac Highlands Wounded Warriors, c/o Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 9431, South Charleston, WV 25309. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, February 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksburg, with Father Casey Mahone as celebrant. Interment was in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown.

DELMA MARIE TOLLEY Delma Marie Tolley, 85, of Scott Depot, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Born October 27, 1927, in Clay County, she was the last of eight children born to the late William Pete and Rosetta McCune Hall. In addition to her siblings, she was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Tolley. Delma was a homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Scott Depot. Surviving are her sons, Wayne of Oklahoma and David and Darrell Jr., both of Florida; her daughters, Rosalee Ashley of Poca, Karen Smith of Teays Valley and Nancy Holliday of South Carolina; also surviving are 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 20, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial was in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney. Online condolences may be made by visiting

JOHNNY DALE WARD Johnny Dale Ward, 60, of Montgomery, died February 13, 2012. He was the son of the late James Everett Ward and Daisy Naylor Ward. He was also preceded in death by a son, Phylip Dale Coleman; and brothers, David, Ricky and Billy Ward. Surviving are his brothers, James Ward of St. Albans, Roger Ward of Roanoke, Va. and Gary Ward of Charleston; sisters, Carol

Blake and Joyce Rouse of Charleston and Cathy Hopkins of Montgomery; sons, Johnathon of Elkridge and David of Montgomery; two grandchildren that he loved dearly, Johnathon and Gracie ; and many nieces and nephews. Johnny was an avid fisherman and he loved sports and he also liked to cook and get together with his friends. He was a member of the Glen Ferris Apostolic Church at Glen Ferris. Funeral services were held Monday, February 18, at O'Dell Funeral Home with Rev. David Bounds officiating. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

WILLIAM "BILL" DAVIS WINTZ William "Bill" Davis Wintz of Nitro and St. Albans died at the age of 95 on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. Mr. Wintz was a direct descendant of the first permanent settler in the Kanawha Valley, William Levi Morris. He graduated from Nitro High School in 1936. He was a World War II veteran, serving his country at Omaha Beach and the Battle of The Bulge. Among his cherished WWII medals, he received the Bronze Star in 1945 in Germany at the end of the war. Mr. Wintz was a retired engineering technician for Union Carbide Corporation. He was one of the founders of the Kanawha Valley Historical and Preservation Society, the Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society and the co-founder in 1961 of the Upper

March 2-3,2013 – Page 13 Vandalia Historical Society of Putnam County. He was vice president of the West Virginia Historical Society and was on the editorial advisory board for the West Virginia History publications. He authored "Nitro: The WWI Boomtown," "Annals of the Great Kanawha," "Recollections and Reflections of Molly Hansford," "Civil War Memoirs of Two Rebel Sisters," "Bullets and Steel," "The History of Putnam County," "All The Way from Omaha Beach to the Czech Republic" and "Echoes From the Past." He was editor of the Upper Vandalia Historical Society quarterly journal from 1964 to 2004 that continually revealed newfound history of the county. He was a recipient of the prestigious Virgil A. Lewis Award. In 1979 Mr. Wintz was awarded a National Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History for his "Contributions towards Preserving the Historical Heritage of Putnam County, Kanawha Valley and The State of West Virginia." He was preceded in death by his father, William Levi Wintz, and mother, Henry Elizabeth Davis Wintz; his wives, Juanita Lewis Davis Wintz and Ruth Trumbo Wintz; a granddaughter, Johna Withrow Shrader; and two nephews he helped raise, Harry Sands and Neil Sands. He is survived by his sister, Virginia Wintz Spence; daughters, Julia Kiff and husband, Lloyd, of Boise, Idaho, Cheryl Withrow of Scott Depot, Billie Wood and husband, Jackie, of Cross Lanes, Bobbie Beddow of Nitro and special daughter, Denise Rose of Scott

Depot; granddaughters, Kaleena Kiff and Juanita Kiff of Vancouver, British Columbia; and grandson, Bryan Honaker of New York City. Also surviving him are greatgrandsons, Justin Shrader and Oliver Henry Kiff; and greatgranddaughters, Reilly Kiff, Sierra Shrader, Ella and Vivian Honaker. He was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church of Nitro, where he served as an elder, youth leader, chairman of the building committee and participated in many other areas of service within the church. Bill Wintz honored and respected God and confessed Jesus as Lord. Mr. Wintz knew how to be a friend to the young and old, rich and poor. He knew that great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget. Mr. Wintz will be remembered and quoted for years to come as the history he nurtured and preserved continues. Thank you, William D. Wintz, for the history you brought to life and taught us to appreciate. A special thanks to Mr. Wintz's caretaker, Ronda, who lovingly cared for him and never left his side. Donations can be made to your favorite charitable organization. Funeral services were held at Nitro Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 17 with Pastor Cheryl Wintz Withrow officiating. Interment was at Cunningham Memorial Park, with military rites. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, assisted the Wintz family. You may express online condolences at

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WV 25303. Registration will be conducted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The cost of the 4 week course is $560.00. For more information call 304-205-6603. The training will be conducted at KVCTC’s Table Games Training Center located at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Cross Lanes, WV. Students who complete the 80 hour training and pass the audition at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Completion in Poker. To be certified, students must also

fulfill the West Virginia Lottery Commission’s credit and criminal background check, and pass the Lottery Commission’s drug screening. There is not a guarantee of employment. Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College offers more than 20 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

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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 Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is an equal

opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not Discriminate against any person because of race, sex, age, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin. Ms. Michelle Bissell, Compliance Coordinator; 2001 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston, WV 25303

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Time For Service ~ 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 a.m. Rev. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road - Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. Buffalo Church of God - Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7 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. Gateway Christian Church Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. 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 p.m. Pastor: Woody Willard.

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.

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 304-4372740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

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”.

Lakeview Christian Church 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265.

Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning First Baptist Church “Connecting People to Jesus Christ” 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV, 25526 – 304-562-9281. Dr. James E. Lutz, Senior Pastor. Sunday services: 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Laywell Church of Christ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Manilla Chapel - Manilla Chapel, Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. SUNDAY: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Buff Creek Road. Hurricane, WV. Service Times- Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday eve. 6 p.m.; Wed. Eve Bible study 7 p.m. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm.

All area Churches welcome. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-6172752. Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, 25526 (just off the I-64 Winfield Exit 39). Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. (except the last Sunday of the month), 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. and include adult Bible study, AWANA, and youth. Please check our website for special announcements and services: The Rev. Ron McClung is the senior pastor. Telephone 304-757-9110. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Mt. Salem UM Church - 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Otter Branch Church - Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Pine Grove Church of Christ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant- Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Providence Baptist Church Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304586-2832. Redeemer Presbyterian welcomes community to Services Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, welcomes the community to learn of God’s love and grace. They meet at Teays Valley Cinema for worship service at 10 a.m. The church’s pastor is Barrett Jordan. For more information, call the church office, 304-757-1197, or check the church’s website at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166. Pastor Dr. Rod Taylor. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mid Week Service 7 p.m. Sousanah FWB Church Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Springdale Free Will Baptist Church - Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 21/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 5625389. Teays Valley Baptist Church Dr. John D. Smith, Pastor. 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-757-9306. Services: SUNDAY - Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.; Evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY – Bible Study and Prayer 7 p.m.; Awana 7:00 p.m. All services are interpreted for the deaf. TV Service on Suddenlink Channel 2, Wed. 8:30 – 9 p.m. Radio Program WEMM 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m.

The Putnam Standard Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. 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. Way of Truth Tabernacle - 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. 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, 304-586-2180. 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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THE ELEANOR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT - is accepting sealed bids for their 1998 Polaris Six Wheeler. This will be sold with a trailer to haul it and an additional set of spare tires. The bids will be opened and voted on at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2nd 2013. You can hand deliver your bid any Tuesday evening after 7:00 PM. If mailing sealed bids must be post marked by Thursday, March 28, 2013. The Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 381, Eleanor, WV 25070, 304-586-9821; Office, 304-549-9153 Shane Jividen. (2tc 2-19 vfd)





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TLC. Assessed price $51,400.00. Reduced! $29,500.00. Call 304-295-9090. (rtc 2-26 jch)

FOR SALE - Lake Washington Lot #F2 in Hurricane, WV $800.00. Phone 440-322-0580. (4t 25)

MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINEE – Paid training in medical/dental field. No experience required for H.S. diploma Grads 17-34. Excellent, salary and benefits. Paid relocation. Call 1-800-2821384. (1tp 2-26) COMMERCIAL CLEANERS IMMEDIATE OPENING Buffalo, full-time, evenings. Must pass background check. 304-7686309. (4tc 2-19 occ) CUSTODIAN POSITION AVAILABLE - for Evening Shift (WednesdaysSundays) at church

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HOUSE FOR RENT/MILTON – 23 Bedroom downstairs apartment. All electric. Close to schools/shopping. Wa s h e r / D r y e r hookup. No pets. $600/month + 1 month’s security. 304-288-1019, 336627-8869. (2tp 226) FOR SALE

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Literally Save a Lot By Justin Waybright

SCOTT DEPOT - Savings are alive in a new grocery store. Wednesday morning, smiling faces poured through the doors of Save-A-Lot. Grocery store workers greeted each one with handshakes, hugs and warmth. Vivid colors painted the walls of the newly renovated Putnam County store. Bargain-priced food covered eight aisles of the building. Sale stickers hung on hundreds of items. Beeps from check-out lanes echoed constantly. “This is turning out really well,” saidVanessa Cook, store manager. “We’re glad to have our customers back.” Employees of the former Foodland worked together to re-vamp and renovate the tired grocery store into a more customer-geared business where savings reign. It was a day employees had been waiting on since December. Cook breathed a sigh of relief, “It took a lot of money and work to do this, but it’s finally opened and it feels good.” Owner Roger Allen and his wife,

Patricia, are pleased to put customers first. For more than three decades, Allen has served millions of grocery shoppers. “This is what it’s all about - customers coming in here and tearing it up,” he said, smiling. “I’m oldschool - you have to recognize the customer, make them feel like home, because without them, you have nothing.” Everything about this store is customer-driven, said Allen. Even the colors, design and layout are for their benefit. “We’re giving customers room to shop, and providing a bright, attractive interior to help put them in a good mood when they come in,” he said. Cook likes the new design. “This took us about four weeks, but it really brightened it up,” she said. The idea seemed to work. Every person coming in the door smiled. Good vibes radiated from the entrance to the checkout lanes. “It looks really good,” one happy customer told Allen. Moments later, a regular shopper hugged Cook and complimented her on the new look. Cook has been manager of the

local store seven years. She’s watched economic conditions hinder loyal customers. Cook described advantages to choosing Save-A-Lot. “We pay attention to volume and sell at a cheaper price, and we’re here for the customers,” she said. “We welcome them when they come in the door, help them find products and we won’t stop ‘til they’re happy.” Allen agreed. He knows bigger grocery chains are competing against him, but it’s a battle he feels his store has already won. Victory comes through one-onone service, genuine compassion and unbeatable pricing. “People can come here and save 40 percent on their grocery bill, because they’re not paying for national advertising,” Allen explained. “We’re giving the customer a reason to shop.” Current promotions include macaroni at .39 per box, five meals for less than $20 and low prices on produce and soda. Save-A-Lot is the 5th largest grocery chain in the U.S. More than 1,300 stores cover the nation. Discover the Save-A-lot difference between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day.

Putting customers first - Cashier Heather Hill helps customers during Save-ALot’s opening day, Wednesday. Happy and eager customers poured into the new grocery store. Photo by Justin Waybright

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