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The Easter He’ll Never Forget A story of how imminent death spawned a new life

The path less traveled - Jeremy Binion straddles the double lines on the road where he should have died last Easter. Photo by Justin Waybright

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Grand Jury returns Indictments Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney, Mark A. Sorsaia, reported that fifty indictments were returned on Wednesday, March 8, by the Grand Jury alleging sixtyfive persons committed two hundred forty felonies and forty-nine misdemeanors. The following individuals were indicted. Listed are the defendant's name, age, last known address, and alleged offenses for which they were indicted: Brett R. Abbott, 22, South Charleston, grand larceny Adrien W. Allen, 26, Culloden, attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, possession of substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine and driving on a revoked license -DUI related.

Brittany L. Armstead, 23, Cross Lanes, receiving or transferring stolen property and conspiracy to commit receiving or transferring stolen property Melissa K. Auvil, 57, 2537 Main Street, Hurricane, embezzlement Carla M. Back, 37, 8 Corey Drive, Poca, fraudulent schemes and embezzlement Caleb A. Beckner, 25, Red House, driving under the influence of alcohol causing death and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol Jaimie D. Bess, 22, 105 Maplewood Estates, Scott Depot, receiving or transferring stolen property and conspiracy to commit receiving or transferring stolen property Michael C. Boardman, 21, Tornado, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance

Rustyn N. Booth, 31, Charleston, attempt to commit daytime burglary (2), destruction of property (2) and trespassing David W. Bowen, 54, Barboursville, delivery of a controlled substance (3), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance Cameron J. Burks, 19, 376 Harbour Lane, Hurricane, entering without breaking (2) and attempt to commit grand larceny Tia L. Carr, 20, Craigsville, grand larceny Stacy J. Casto, 42, Hometown, delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance Debbie A. Combs, 45, Maplewood Apts., Poca, conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance (3) and delivery of a

controlled substance Joshua W. Conley, 28, Red House, failure to provide notice of registration changes Christopher M. Coyner, 22, 206 Teays Meadows, Scott Depot, daytime burglary Scott A. Cunningham, 31, 3475 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, soliciting a minor using a computer (2) Lewis B. Day, 27, 349 Stewart Road, Hurricane, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first-degree robbery (2), conspiracy to commit malicious assault, and robbery in the first degree (2), and malicious assault Dennis A. Dent, 33, 221 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, sexual assault in the third-degree and sexual abuse in the third degree SEE INDICTMENTS ON PAGE 4

It’s Spring and Easter, take me home!

By Justin Waybright

ST. ALBANS - Blood and shattered glass shower a two-lane road. A mangled Toyota pick-up sits motionless. A young man lies in a ditch, dying. SEE EASTER ON PAGE 6

Please help me find my way back home. I am lost and sadly missed by all who love me at Teays Valley Hardware Store.” Since March 1, 2013, employees and patrons of Teays Valley Hardware, Scott Depot, WV, have been anxiously waiting the return of their missing mascot, Stanley. He is a large 22-pound dark gray and white short hair cat that came to the Hardware Store almost 7 years ago in November. Stanley was last seen on March 1, 2013, on surveillance cameras at 3:00 p.m. getting onto a utility trailer that was

traced to the White Pines subdivision. After talking to the owner, he said he left the hardware store to go home first and then to Fraziers Bottom; but, Stanley could be anywhere. Stanley is greatly missed by employees and customers. Some customers came into the hardware store solely to see Stanley and bring him treats. Children enjoyed coming to the store just to see him. In November, the hardware store has a large birthday cake made to celebrate his birthday and for the employees and customers who come by to eat.

"Stanley" is the name of the large gray and white cat that has been missing from The Teays Valley Hardware Store at Scott Depot, WV, since March 1, 2013. A reward is being offered for his return. If you have information, please call 304-757-7225. Courtesy photo

Stanley is not excited about the cake. He just wants to be home. Please, if anyone has seen or found Stanley, call Teays Valley Hardware at 304-757-7225 or

304-757-2469. (A REWARD IS BEING OFFERED). You will be very pleased if you return him to his residence.


Page 2 –Tuesday, March 26,2013 PHS Class of 1958 Lunch The Poca High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch on April 3, 2013 at the Bob Evans Restaurant in Cross Lanes, WV. The time if 1:00 p.m.

"Eggstravant Easter Egg Hunt" The Hurricane Church of Christ (the one on the hill beside of Hurricane Middle School) is sponsoring an "Eggstravant Easter Egg Hunt" on Saturday, March 30 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. There will be Food, games, egg coloring, egg relays, face painting and much more including the great EGG HUNT and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Come one, Come All! Enjoy the fun with us at 600 Midland Trail; telephone, 304-562-6491.

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.

Registration Now Open Registration is now open for the Wellness Council of WV Spring Training to be held April 30th (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 400 Second Avenue, South Charleston, WV. You may register for Spring Training by going to the website ( or the Facebook page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 304722-8070; or email

Easter Egg Hunt Teays Valley Church of God invites everyone to their annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 30th, 2013 at Teays Valley Acres, 4606 Teays Valley Road. Egg Hunt Times: 2:30 Preschool 3:00 K-2 Grade 3:30 3rd-5th Grade 4:00 Special Needs Rain Location – Teays Valley Church of God, 4430 Teays Valley Road (If rain location, families please attend with your oldest child’s age group).

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There will be inflatables, pony rides and 10,000 eggs!!!! For more information, visit

ASEP Coaching Classes to be held in August ASEP coaching class will be held April 4, 5 and 7 at South Charleston High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at

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.

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.

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.

Attention Parents and Guardians Are you thinking of going back to work or school but feel that you are unable to do so (due to the high costs of child care)? If you live in Kanawha, Roane, Jackson or Clay counties and are currently working, going to school or participating in the WV WORKS program, Connect Child Care Resource and Referral may be able to assist you with the costs of child care. You must meet pre-determined income eligibility guidelines in order to receive financial assistance. For more information, call Connect Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 1-888595-8290.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, April 12, 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.

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.

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

Autoimmune Support Group

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.

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 736-4957.

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

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.

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

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. 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.

Ceredo FreedomFest 2013 Vendors Needed Reservations are now being accepted for vendors to participate in the 2013 Credo FreedomFest. This year’s event will be a 3-day event at

The Putnam Standard Billups Park in Ceredo WV on July 4-5-6. Last year’s one day event saw approximately 1000+ people, and organizers say that this year’s 3 day event will be bigger and better with more entertainment and attractions If you would like to set up a booth at the event this year, now is the time to call and reserve your spot. Food, games, arts, crafts, or any other types of booths are available. There are special rates available for school, churches, and other non-profit groups. This is a great fundraising opportunity. For more information and to reserve your space call Kathy Morrow at River Cities Event Management at 304-453-2522 or 304-412-9381.

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.

Good Friday Musical and Dramatic Concert in Scott Depot Teays Valley Church of God will feature its fifty-voice Voices of Praise choir, various soloists, drama members, and the ministry of dance in a presentation entitled “Day of Darkness” at 7 pm on Friday, March 29th. The musical and dramatic event will focus solely on the crucifixion of Christ. “Easter is such a day of celebration that often the suffering of Christ is overlooked or minimized. We want to dedicate a whole evening to the passion of Christ so that the celebration of the Resurrection is even more joyous,” commented the church’s pastor, Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt. The event is free. A nursery will be provided. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. in Scott Depot, WV just east of exit 40 off I-64.

10,000+ Easter Egg Hunt, Pony Rides, Inflatable in Scott Depot All children ages preschool through the fifth grade are invited to attend a free Easter Eggstravaganza event at TEAYS VALLEY ACRES on Saturday, March 30th from 2:30-4:15 p.m. The event is free and will feature egg hunts, pony rides, inflatables and more. One of the egg hunts will be designed to meet the needs of children with special needs. The egg hunt times are as follows: 2:30 pm-Preschool; 3:00 pm-KSecond Grade; 3:30 pm-Third through Fifth Grade; 4pm Special Needs. Teays Valley Acres is located one mile east of Teays Valley Church of God at 4606 Teays Valley Rd. just east of Rocky Step. If there is rain, the hunt will be held at the church at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. Call 757-9222 for more information.

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Community News

Friday,March 29,2013 – Page 3

Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Parking Garage or Driving Garage?

Ouch - An early morning wreck stalls traffic Tuesday in Rock Branch. A van slammed into the back of a trailer. No injuries were reported. Photo by Justin Waybright

Sheetz on the way - Crews prepare land on Teays Valley Road for a new Sheetz. Workers hope to have the franchise built by mid-summer. Photo by Justin Waybright

Winter Tree ID and Timber Value ($) Workshop Scheduled for April 5th and 6th Dr. Dave McGill, WVU Forestry Extension Specialist, will present a winter tree ID and timber stand evaluation workshop on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at two different locations. The winter tree ID/evaluation presentation will take place at the Old Winfield Courtroom from 6:009:00 PM on Friday. Attendees will learn how to identify trees from bark, twig and bud attributes. Magnifying lenses and written materials will be provided at the workshop. Participants will also learn how to measure trees and estimate their market value using simulated trees to practice with. On Saturday morning from 9:0011:30 AM, the group will take a walk in the woods at Eleanor Park to discuss tree identification and practice tree measurements. Homeowners that would like to gain an appreciation of their timber stands are encouraged to attend. Registration is free. Call the WVU Extension office (304-5860217) to reserve a space and get directions. Bring a friend!

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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.


Annual System Flushing Starting March 18 thru May 3, 2013 Putnam Public Service District will be flushing water lines in its service area during the months of March and April 2013. Flushing of water lines is done to clean out distribution pipelines - removing any impurities or sediment that may be present in the pipe. Routine annual flushing is in accordance with the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health recommendations. Putnam PSD is in full compliance with all recommendations from regulatory agencies. For more details go to our website

I am amazed at the amount of people who drive so fast in a parking garage. I know I am not the only one who has experienced this. When entering a parking garage, just remember it is a parking garage, not a driving garage. I have been missed by several vehicles as I walk out of the garage and sometimes I have even darted in between two parked vehicles, so the 2 speeders coming out of the garage can get out without hitting me. I have to be on the defense when out walking in the parking garage. After getting out safely from the garage, then you have the other vehicles to contend with while crossing the street to get to your location. Boy, where are the horse and buggies when you need them? Are we that important that life will stop if we are late? Really, we aren’t that important, surely we have people who can cover for us for at least 5 minutes. The world will go on without us, however we are needed. Try to remember the next time you use a parking garage that it is a place to slow down and watch out for your neighbor.

Sheriff's Department February 2013 Report The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department during the month of February responded to 1,178 calls for assistance, and made 9 felony arrest and 70 misdemeanor arrest. The Road Patrol also investigated 64 auto crashes, and issued 30 misdemeanor citations. Furthermore, the Road Patrol arrested 11 DUI’s and completed 152 written com-

plaints. 13 warrants and 33 Domestic Violence Petitions were served. Home Confinement averaged 57 inmates with 266 home verifications and Western Regional Jail averaged 68 inmates per day. Process division served 430 civil papers. Tax Office accepted 279 concealed carry permits and issued 210 permits. 792 DMV decals were also issued.

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The Putnam Standard



Slow Cooker Lasagna Ingredients: 1 pound bulk Italian sausage 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 3 cans (15 ounces each) Italian-style tomato sauce 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces) 1 container (15 ounces) partskim ricotta cheese 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 15 uncooked lasagna noodles

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions: Cook sausage and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt. Mix 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. (Refrigerate remaining mozzarella cheese while lasagna cooks.) Spoon one-fourth of the sausage mixture into 6-quart slow cooker; top with 5 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Spread with half of the cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with 5 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and one-fourth of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining 5 noodles and remaining sausage mixture. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into pieces.

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Tara D. Deweese, 24, 173 Hale Street, Hurricane, uttering a forged writing (28) and petit larceny (28) Steve S. Driscoll, 41, 3106 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane, possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing a controlled substance. Nancey A. Dunn, 45, Maplewood Apts., Poca, conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance Travis R. Edwards, 24, 3470D Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, delivery of a controlled substance (2), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (2) and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance Joseph E. Elswick, 29, Rt. 4, Box 304-C, Hurricane, person prohibited from possessing a firearm and obstructing a law enforcement officer Thomas E. Frazier, 28, Pliny, driving on a revoked license-DUI related, third-offense, and fleeing in a vehicle from a law-enforcement officer James D. Galloway, 35, Charleston, daytime burglary, grand larceny (2) and destruction of property Egisto Grandoni, aka Gregg Masanotti, aka Michael Bigelow, 50, 11 Valley Addition, Poca, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Jonda C. Grandoni, 49, 11 Valley Addition, Poca, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance Denzil R. Grant II, 39, Rt 4, Box 70A, Hurricane, fraudulent scheme, fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device (14), attempt to commit breaking and entering and destruction of property Heather J. Grant, 27, Milton, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and receiving or transferring stolen property Akale J. Green, 44, Huntington, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (2) and possession of a stolen vehicle Carlton S. Harrington, 19, 250 Hickory Road, Scott Depot, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Jeremy R. Harrison, 24, Liberty, computer fraud, obtaining property by the fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device and petit larceny Stephen A. Haynes Jr., 31, 346 Rhoda Street, Hurricane, fraudulent scheme and fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device (4) Stephanie B. Horn, 21, 100 Lynn Knolls, Scott Depot, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first-degree (2), conspiracy to commit malicious assault and robbery in the first degree (2) John E. Jacobs, 26, Eleanor, receiving or transferring stolen

property and conspiracy to commit receiving or transferring stolen property Jeremy L. King, 27, Hamlin, fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer, fleeing from a law enforcement officer, grand larceny and failure to stop at a stop sign Timothy M. King, 42, Marina Park, Hurricane, driving on a revoked license-DUI related, thirdoffense (2), domestic battery, third offense, and driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense. Paul W. Krueger Jr., 52, of Alum Creek, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (5), possession of a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine Jacob R. Lewis, 22, Rt 2 Box 224A, Hurricane, attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine and attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory James O. Livingston, 26, Leon, grand larceny and petit larceny Nicholas R. Martin, 22, Eleanor, possession of a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine Robert H. Mayle, 37, Rt 3 Box 305C, Hurricane, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance Teauna D. McKeever, 48, Charleston, obtaining property in return for worthless checks Dontaze R. Mosley, 24, 3470D Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance Courtney A. Paxton, 22, 212 D Woodland Drive, Nitro, delivery of a controlled substance Jason D. Priestley, 33, Nottingham Mobile Home Park, Scott Depot, domestic battery, third offense Loretta L. Reitmire, 38, Pomeroy, Ohio, grand larceny Steven M. Rhodes, 24, Buffalo, robbery in the first degree (3), breaking and entering and grand larceny Amanda F. Rice, 24, Route 3, Box 305 C, Hurricane, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance Richard W. Riffle, 25, 114 White Cedar Drive, Scott Depot, possession of material visually portraying a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct (38) Elvis L. Russell Jr., 34, 2412 Benedict Road, Culloden, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first-degree (2), conspiracy to

commit malicious assault and robbery in the first degree (2) Janel M. Salmons, 23, 5 Ada Court, Culloden, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first-degree (2), conspiracy to commit malicious assault and robbery in the first degree (2) Raymond E. Shaffer, 38, Eleanor, attempt to obtain a controlled substance by misrepresentation Jeremy M. Shilling, 21, Nitro, grand larceny William M. Short, 40, 2531 Main Street, Hurricane, conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, attempt to manufacture a controlled substance conspiracy to possess substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of substances to be used as to manufacture precursors methamphetamine Brandon L. Slayton, 25, Cross Lanes, receiving or transferring stolen property and conspiracy to commit receiving or transferring stolen property William D. Smith, 43, 501 Sugar Camp Road, Winfield, unlawful assault on a government representative, battery on a government representative, attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer and obstructing a law enforcement officer Curtis C. Sowards, 38, Rt 4, Box 288B, Hurricane, petit larceny (4), uttering a forged writing (4) and possession of a stolen vehicle Jessica R. Staton, 32, 13 Garfield Street, Winfield, delivery of a controlled substance (2) and conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance Barry A. Stephenson Jr., 30, 3427 Tacketts Branch, Hurricane, delivery of a controlled substance (2) Alan Q. Stone, 29, 108 Middle Coach Road, Hurricane, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Ronda M. Thaxton, 41, Maplewood Apts, Poca, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (2) and delivery of a controlled substance (2) Justin A. Vannatter, 29, St. Albans, breaking and entering, destruction of property, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and grand larceny Scott A. Vincent, 44, Milton, conspiracy to attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, conspiracy to possess substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of substances to be used as precursors to manufacture methamphetamine. NOTE: The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime, is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Soccer Success = Life Success for Student

Friday,March 29,2013 – Page 5

WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane “EARLY EASTER”

By Justin Waybright

POCA - Family, friends, coaches and faculty honored the success of a high school player Friday morning. Marissa Perkins signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Potomac State College. In addition to playing soccer, the soon-to-be college freshman will study elementary education. Inside the Poca High School Library, Perkins opened a new chapter in her life. For the selfless senior, the unforgettable milestone humbled her. “I’m happy, but thinking about leaving makes me want to cry - I’m going to miss everybody, but I will make new friends there,” said Perkins, holding back emotion. “This is exciting.” Soccer runs through her veins. It’s her life. The high school senior remembered the first soccer game she played, more than a decade ago. “I remember I made a goal in the wrong goal,” Perkins said, smiling. “I’ve played since I was four - my entire life.” Perkin’s father Larry remembered those days when his daughter ran around their house, bouncing a black and white soccer ball. He’ll never forget those memories. “I remember 11 kids, running and chasing after a ball, and then I think about her ability and skills which are now phenomenal,” said Perkins. The Poca Asst. Soccer Coach never thought chasing after a soccer ball would lead his daughter to chasing after something bigger: collegiate-level sports and education. “This is priceless,” said Perkins. “This will be a good experience for her, and I’m excited to see what abilities will grow after two years at the collegiate level - it’s going to fly by.” Perkin’s mother Pam is proud of her daughter’s success. She also remembered back to when her little soccer player got hooked on the sport. “She just started bouncing and running around, and just really fell in love with it,” said Perkins. “I never dreamed she’d make it this far - she’s really been

Beginning a new journey - Poca High School Senior Marissa Perkins signs a letter of intent to play collegiate-level soccer for Potomac State. Family and friends surround her. Photo by Justin Waybright blessed.” Grandparents watched their granddaughter embark on a new adventure Friday. They stood with inerasable smiles. Poca Councilmember and grandparent Veronica Dale Parkins had pride written on her face. “She has it in her to succeed,” said Parkins. Grandparent Lenore Perkins agreed. “It’s wonderful and sad too she’s grown up so fast,” said Perkins. “I never dreamed this would happen because as a child she wasn’t very aggressive, but the more we watched her, we saw her potential to go further with it.” Potomac State College Women’s’ Soccer Coach Mark Sprouse looks forward to next season with this new addition to his successful team. He noticed Perkin’s undeniable soccer skills the first time he met her. “I saw her play in the gym, and I could tell instantly that she was an excellent player,” said Sprouse. “We’re thrilled to have a player of her caliber and a person of her character.” The coach continued, “We’re going all the way, and we’re looking for players like Marissa to get us to that level.” When family and friends look at Perkins, they see a compassionate, humble and giving young woman. They all believe her character will help carry her through college.

“She just needs to stay true to her heart and keep God in her life,” said Perkin’s mother. “She needs to take this opportunity and see how it plays out, because she doesn’t want to look back and say ‘what if,’” said Perkins father. “Failure is not an option - she will adapt to and overcome any obstacles in her way.” “We wish the best for her in the future and will always support her,” said grandmother Parkins. “She’s just a little ray of sunshine - she’s all smiles and a good adult,” said grandmother Perkins. “She will just need to follow her heart and do what’s right.” The young adult looked toward her family and friends, smiling softly. Joy overwhelmed her. “I’ll know I’ll have struggles and challenges but God will always make things better, and this is what He’s prepared me to do,” Perkins said. She looks forward to walking onto the soccer field for the first time. “It’s an adrenaline rush to walk out on the field and change the game and do things unexpected,” she said. Marissa Perkins will change the game in just months as she puts on the blue and yellow of Potomac State and adds to the success of seven winning seasons since 2003.

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Thought for the week: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1st. Peter 1:3 (KJV) I am sure sometime in your life you have wondered what rabbits, chicks and eggs have to do with Easter, why these three. Like the Spring Season, every living thing renews its life, just as Jesus died on the cross, was resurrected to give those who believe in him a NEW LIFE. The chick hatching out of the egg, like out of the rock tomb, Christ arose - the rabbit, abundant NEW BIRTH - the white lilies, symbolize the purity of Jesus - the lamb represents "the lamb of God", and the psalm branches were used to welcome Jesus. The Greek word "pascha" is translated to Easter. We do welcome it ALL! The spring season with blooming flowers, blue skies, warm sunshine on your shoulders, just being outdoors, the smell of fresh earth, see the budding trees, yes, new baby kittens, rabbits, and chicks. All these our heavenly father sends to remind us, once again, of his divine plan to live with him forever. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:25-26 (KJV) While polls show 80% of people who do not attend church regular, would go on Easter if invited. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon, and after the first day of spring. Easter this year is March 31st. 2013 My brother Carl Raymond has a favorite verse in the Bible, which is fitting for all, especially at Easter. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. While, we may be busy planning and attending Easter dinners, preparing baskets for children, enjoying various church and family gatherings, just welcoming the early spring season - remember the homeless shelters, the many missions, our own local ECCHO, the aged, confined at home and nursing homes, less fortunate children, those in hospitals with terminal illnesses, those with drug habits and so many other life problems. Think how you may help, say a prayer for them. Spring is coming; we each have something to be thankful for - LIFE and NEW LIFE! I wish happiness as many as there are sands of the sea to all this Easter Season! Prayer: Thank you God, for sending your Son to die on the cross for our sins, that he still lives in our hearts today as we celebrate this Easter season. Amen.

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EASTER FROM PAGE 1 After leaving an all-night party, Jeremy Binion attempts to drive home. Less than one mile away, he passes out from sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption and substance abuse. His small truck careens into the hillside. The force of impact crumples his body like a dry potato chip, ejecting him through the back glass of his truck. He lies on the roadside, fading in and out, choking and drowning on his own blood. Binion spits small shards of glass out of his mouth. He cannot cry for help. Nearby, a family gets in their car and heads to Easter service. On their way out Strawberry Road, they see a bloody hand, withering in the spring air. Melanie and Tony Rudes’ car comes screeching to a stop. This painted the gruesome picture of Easter morning 2012. “All you could see was a bloody arm waving in the air,” said Melanie Rude. “He would try and say two or three words and his mouth would just fill up with blood.” Rude’s husband Tony stood over the dying man and prayed. An overwhelming feeling of serenity flooded the busy road. “It was peaceful - everything was in order,” said Rude. “I felt like all the steps we needed to accomplish were in front of us - we just had to complete them.” The Rudes had an advantage. They were prepared for this exact moment. Months before that fateful day, the Rudes said they received a divine warning. Mrs. Rude thought back to the scripture that struck her heart in December,more than three months before the accident. “And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’” states Ezekiel 16:6. “On December 16, God told me I would see a wreck on the side of the road that involved a young man with a name that started with “J,” said Rude. “That man was Jeremy - I’ve known him all his life, but I couldn’t recognize him that day.” In the moments before ambulances arrived, she held the dying man in her arms. While cradling Binion, she prayed. “Are you ready to go to heaven?” she asked him. “…Yes,” said Binion, shivering from the cold sting of death. The dying man accepted Christ on the side of the blood-stained pavement. The Rudes called 911 and Binion’s mother Christi. At first, Mrs. Binion was not

shocked. She had witnessed countless accidents involving her son, where he simply walked away, unharmed, she said. But, this one was different. “I told her, ‘If God doesn’t intervene, your son will be dead before he makes it to the hospital,” recalled Rude. The panicked mother jumped in her car, crying, hoping her son would survive. St. Albans Firefighter and EMT Sean Lowe has served for years. He is no stranger to horrific vehicle accidents. When arriving to the scene, he saw a totaled truck with a dashboard spilt in-half, a cracked windshield, broken steering wheel and missing back glass. “Before I got out of the truck, the first response to myself was there is probably a dead person in this accident - there was blood and glass everywhere,” remembered Lowe. “When I got to him [Binion,] I couldn’t tell who he was - he was so beat up.” Lowe continued, “He was on the back window of his truck, not moving - blood coming out of his mouth.” Lowe and others rushed Binion to the hospital. His mother raced behind them. The Rudes eventually made it to Easter Service, covered in blood. They told their story to church members. Seconds later, an ambulance whizzed down Kanawha Terrace, by the church, sirens wailing. “We heard the ambulance go by, and we knew it was Jeremy,” said Mrs. Rude. “The whole church began to pray.” At the hospital, tears flowed. Hope was dim. Doctors told panicking family members, Binion would not likely survive. The 28-year-old was fading fast. Five broken ribs, a ruined spleen, a torn liver, internal bleeding and multiple wounds threatened the young man’s life. While in the operating room, doctors hooked Binion to a ventilator. Surgeons prepared to remove his spleen, and told family and friends, ‘we’re doing everything we can, but it doesn’t look good,’ Rude said. Binion does not recall much of that day, but he remembered being in a surgery room. “I remember starting to choke when they put the ventilator in my throat - I woke up and threw up,” said Binion. Doctors prepped him for emergency surgery to remove a busted, bleeding spleen. For him to survive, the surgery was inevitable. Fifteen minutes before the sur-

At the right place, at the right time - Tony, Melanie, Destiney, Rachal and Israel Rude hug Binion tightly. They were the first to the crash scene, where Melanie held the dying man in her arms. After the crash, Melanie, Tony and their children prayed for a miracle. Photo by Justin Waybright gery, the Rude and Binion family joined friends in prayer inside the waiting room. At this point, every church in the Kanawha Valley stopped. Local preachers halted Easter service to pray for God to spare Binion’s life. Moments before the life-saving surgery, doctors scanned the dying man. What they found shocked them. Nurses and surgeons were baffled. The wrecked spleen had healed in minutes and the bleeding had stopped. They unhooked Binion and told family members the good news. Everyone was in disbelief. “I could feel the prayers all over my body,” Binion remembered. His mother will never forget that day - the day her son was given a second chance. “It was the power of prayer and God that the bleeding got under control,” she said. Mrs. Binion believes it was a miracle that the Rudes saw him that day. “If they hadn’t stopped and seen him out of the corner of their eyes, then Jeremy would not be here,” she said. Tony and Melanie agree the whole day was written by God. They believe every aspect of it was miraculously powered by Him. “We know God is real,” said Tony. “This is not a third-personstory - we saw it with our own eyes.” Melanie agreed. “What happened was not naturally possible,” she said. “There is no high like seeing God raise someone from the dead.” A life saved was not the only miracle birthed that day. Since the wreck, Binion is a new man: changed on the outside and inside; a new life: unrecognizable by friends and family.

The changed man recently walked away from drug addiction and alcoholism. His whole demeanor has taken on a 180-degree shift. “You can see the difference in him,” explained Mrs. Binion. “It’s like you’ve walked into a room and somebody flipped a light switch on - he has a different way of thinking - he acts different and even looks different.” Binion’s sister-in-law agreed. She looked at him and smiled. “I’ve known him since I was 11 - he was known as a hothead and a daredevil - he was always the life of the party, but he took it so far that it almost ruined him completely,” Julie Miller-Binion said. “Now, when I look at him, I just see God - you cannot deny God has changed him - but people don’t get it - the change in him.” Like the Rudes, she saw multiple miracles take place in Binion’s life. She stayed with him, while he detoxed from heroin and pill addiction. “His body kept telling him to get pills, but I told him if he left the house, I would call the police,” said Miller-Binion. “I prayed and screamed to God, ‘don’t let him leave!’” The former drug addict remembered those late evenings when withdrawals attacked. “It was like I was in a tug-of-war with the Devil and God,” said Binion. “I was sick and frozen to my core in the middle of those nights.” But, he won the tug-of-war. Binion overcame. He continued, “I remember thinking I had to do this, so I weaned myself off pills and ended it with 1/8 of a pill.” The 29-year-old believes he is living life now, for the first time. The “old Jeremy” is dead, he said. “I’ve been cured of my rage and the perception of what others

think I am to who I really am,” Binion said. Miller-Binion is elated when watching her brother-in-law and friend smile. “He is definitely not the old Jeremy,” she said. “He hasn’t known until now that God spared him for a reason.” Mrs. Binion remembered a conversation with her son, more than two decades ago. Binion also remembered that day with his mother. He was only 4-yearsold. “I asked my mom about Jesus I had innocence then,” he said. “And, I’m like that now - I’ve been re-born.” Mrs. Binion added, “I told him, ‘you’re going to do wonderful things in peoples’ lives.” More than 24 years later, those inspiring words are becoming reality for her son. Since being clean and sober, the young man attends local churches, visits old friends and encourages those, who are struggling with addiction. Since the miracle of breaking the chains of addiction, Binion has also mended relationships with his mother and his daughters Kylie and Laynie. He walks, clothed in love and humility, redeeming the gift of time he has. The Rudes recently visited the crash site with Binion for the first time since the accident, one year ago. The young man noticed a crater in the hillside and paused. He looked straight up. “He’s the reason you’re standing here,” said Tony, pointing toward the clouds.” Binion agreed. “I should have died that day, but He spared my life,” he said. Binion touches a bark-skinned tree and passes a dented hillside, by Strawberry Road. He walks, head held to the sky, toward a sun that lights the path ahead. Over and over, a song plays in his mind during the walk: “There is hope for the helpless, rest for the weary; love for the broken heart. There is grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing; he'll meet you wherever you are. For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains; you try to give up but you come back again. Just remember that you're not alone in your shame and your suffering. When you’re lonely and it feels like the whole world is falling on you: you just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus,” Cry Out to Jesus by Third Day.

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Remembering Fred Bear

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Most people think of Fred Bear, if at all, as the founder of Bear Archery. He was that, but he was also a major part of the reason we have archery seasons today - and archers to hunt in them. Fred Bear was the man who brought the ideas of Saxton Pope (he's the “Pope” in “Pope and Young Club”) to the modern masses. Bear, if still alive, would have been celebrating a birthday this month. The bowmaker, author, legendary hunter and founder of a giant in the archery world. He died in 1988 at age 86. As a sport, bowhunting is surprisingly modern and it's surpris-

ing that it became a sport at all. People used to hunt – for sustenance – with bows, but they also used to hunt with slings. They also used to hunt with spears, atlatls, blowguns, rocks, throwing sticks, boomerangs – all sorts of stuff. In a skilled hand, an atl-atl can be extremely effective. Yet, you don't see people hunting with atl-atls. There is no atl-atl season (I did some research on this once, the only time it is legal to hunt with an atl-atl is the first three days of deer season). In the early 1900s, archery was a sport and could trace its roots to medieval England. Bowhunting, however, was something different entirely. Indians themselves had been steadily armed with guns and more guns since the 1500s and by 1900, bowhunting among Indians was a lost art. Bowhunting as a sport literally began with a starving hermit crawling out of the woods and meeting the right people. Most of the Yahi Indians died from various diseases the miners brought to California during the gold-rush that started in 1849, some of the last ones were massacred and the tribe was thought to be extinct. After some forest fires in 1911 drove out game, Ishi was caught trying to steal meat. He was 49 years old and had lived his entire life out of contact with the modern world.

Trout Report The following waters were stocked with trout recently: Anawalt Lake, Anthony Creek, Berwind Lake, Big Clear Creek, Big Sandy Creek, Blackwater River, Blackwater River, Brandywine Lake, Brushy Fork Lake, Buckhannon River, Buffalo Creek (Brooke), Bullskin Run, Burnsville Tailwaters, Cacapon Park Lake, Camp Creek, Castlemans Run Lake, Cedar Creek Lake, Chief Cornstalk Lake, Clear Fork of Tug, Clover Run, Coopers Rock Lake, Cranberry River, Deer Creek (Pocahontas), Dillons Run, Dry Fork (McDowell), Dunkard Fork Lake, East Fork Greenbrier River, East River, Edwards Run, Elk River, Evitts Run, Fitzpatrick Lake, Fort Ashby Reservoir, Glade Creek of New River ( Raleigh ), Glady Fork, Greenbrier River, Horse Creek Lake, Hurricane Reservoir, Indian Rocks Lake, James P. Bailey Lake, Kimsey Run Lake, Knapps Creek, Left Fork of Right Fork of Buckhannon River, Little Beaver Lake, Little Clear Creek, Little River East Fork Greenbrier

River, Long Marsh Run, Lost River, Marsh Fork, Mash Fork, Mash Fork of Camp Creek (Children & Class Q), Middle Creek, Middle Wheeling Lake, Mill Creek of Opequon Creek ( Berkeley ), Mill Creek of the South Branch (Hampshire), New Creek, Newburg Lake, North Fork of Patterson Creek, North Fork of South Branch, Opequon Creek, Panther Creek, Paw Paw Creek, Pennsboro Reservoir, Poorhouse Pond, R.D. Bailey Tailwaters, Rhine Creek, Right Fork of Buckhannon River, Rockhouse Lake, Rocky Marsh Run, Shavers Fork (Bemis), Shavers Fork (C&R Stuarts Park), Shavers Fork (lower section), South Branch ( Franklin ), South Branch (Smoke Hole), South Fork of Cherry River, Spruce Laurel Fork, Stonewall Jackson Tailwaters, Summersville Tailwaters, Summit Lake, Sutton Tailwaters, Tracy Lake, Trout Run, Turkey Run Lake, Tygart Lake Tailwaters, Waites Run, Wallback Lake, Watoga Lake and Whiteday Creek.

Dubbed “the Last Wild Indian,” he created quite a stir. He wound up at the University of California, where one of the medical professors, Saxton Pope and his buddy Arthur Young took a liking to Ishi. Pope and Young absorbed everything they could about the Indian ways from Ishi, especially archery. Young was the best shot of the three. Most outdoorsmen of the time would have thought longbows might be good for plugging a squirrel – if you could hit – but not much else. It was a perception that Pope and Young spent their lives trying to change. If you watch Young's silent movie from the 1920s, “Alaskan Adventures” you see Young cooly bring down a charging bear with a longbow. That, as well as Pope's book “Hunting with the Bow and Arrow” introduced this old, yet so new, sport to Bear, who was in his late 20s before he knocked his first arrow. Bear certainly wasn't the only one entranced by the sport Pope and Young popularized and Bear faced the same problem everyone else did – you had to make your own tackle. You had to make your own bows (which isn't easy). You had to make your own arrows – everything. Bear struck up a friendship with Young, who taught him how to do it. What set Bear apart was his

ability to see the opportunity to make a living with this new sport and he started this landmark company on a shoestring during the Great Depression. With his writing and film-making, Bear introduced the sport to millions and with his company – and it was often he himself behind the technological breakthroughs – he made that sport possible for millions to enjoy. Before Bear, people made bows out of a single piece of wood – which I've done – that has to be made a certain way. A bow is essentially a spring made of wood. Name something that uses a spring made of wood. I can't. That's because wood makes for terrible springs. Wood breaks. The art of making a bow is to make that bow so that the stress is distributed along the bow in a certain way and there is little room for error. The back of the bow (the side facing away from the archer) is crucial, the outer surface has to be made from a single growth ring. Next time you see a stump look how thick the growth ring on a tree is. The entire surface has to be from this one growth ring. If you scrape, cut or sand through it, you have to remove the entire growth ring and make the back of the bow from the next one. It's not easy. It's impossible to mass produce bows this way, unless, you eliminate the

need to worry about growth rings. A growth ring is essentially wood that has grown in a season. The dark, very thin rings, are whatever wood manages to grow during the winter months, while most of the tree (the light rings) are made of the summer wood. I'm not 100 percent sure that nobody thought of using Cuban Lemonwood as a bow material before Fred Bear – although I'm sure nobody mass-produced them this way before Bear - but the idea was genius. Since the wood essentially grew year round in that climate, it didn't have the pronounced growth rings American woods had. It allowed Bear to make manufacturing bows possible. He later had the idea to use wood and Fiberglas laminations, creating the modern recurve. The one major modern archery advancement that Bear wasn't involved in directly was the compound bow, it was designed by Missouri mechanic Holless Allen, but even that invention was built upon Bear's Fiberglas recurve. Fred Bear's legacy lives on anytime one takes to the field in pursuit of game with a bow. That's why Ted Nugent sings in his song “Fred Bear,” “In the wind, he is still alive. In the wind I hear, I hear Fred Bear.” Contact David Payne at

Beech Fork State Park Takes a Shining To Volunteer Assistance April 6, 2013 BARBOURSVILLE, WV – The 5th annual Spring Clean-up Weekend at Beech Fork State Park is scheduled for Saturday April 6. This “Make It Shine” one-day event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. It is one of many volunteer clean-up events in West Virginia sponsored in part by the WV Department of Environmental Resources and the WV Division of Highways. “We appreciate other state agencies’ assistance, but everyone agrees it’s the volunteers who come to work for a day that make the big difference,” said Dillard Price, assistant superintendent. Various areas are designated for clean-up work and volunteers must register to participate. Individuals pre-registered and working on Saturday are extended a weekend of camping on April 5-6, or they can elect to work on Sat-

urday and take the two night camping option at another time. “Folks young and not so young, families, and groups sign up to help Beech Fork State Park. It is work, but the day is as enjoyable as it is productive,” Price said. More than 50 tons of refuse and tires have been removed over the past four clean-up events. Volunteers on Saturday enjoy lunch as

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Advice for hosting the perfect Easter egg hunt Easter is a time of renewal, prayer and thanksgiving. But perhaps above all, this spring holiday is the time for the neighborhood Easter egg hunt. This quintessentially Easter custom was probably first introduced to America in the early

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The Haws would arrive on Easter morning, delighting them by laying colored eggs in nests. Today, little children - and more than a few adults - get the same joy from an old fashioned Easter egg hunt. Whether you want to a host an egg hunting party just for your own two children or for 200 of your closest neighborhood friends, these tips will help you to make your event a hopping success. Get Cracking The Easter egg hunt originally featured delicately painted chicken eggs. Today, most egg hunting parties are a bit more practical, using plastic eggs stuffed with prizes instead. If this is your first party, consider ordering your eggs in bulk from a place the Oriental Trading Company. You can hold on to your eggs for the next year by asking parents to return them once their kids have emptied them of their prizes. Either way, plan on hiding at least a half dozen eggs per child. Candy is a perennial favorite for stuffing your Easter eggs, but if you want to branch out, try mini-packets of colored pencils, temporary tattoos or stickers. For older children, you can use a lottery system, stuffing the eggs with slips of numbered paper. After the hunt, draw out numbers from a hat to award larger prizes like a new board game, pizza pie or ITunes gift card.

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Egg-xacting Organization Plan to hide your eggs the night before Easter Sunday. Consider making a map for yourself so you don't lose any of your eggs that aren't found the next day. If you are planning to invite children of varied ages to your Easter egg hunt, you might want to divvy up your lawn up into age-appropriate zones. For little ones two and under, carpet a smaller area with dozens of eggs. The fun in practicing their fine motor skills is more than enough challenge for this toddling group. Preschoolers aged three to five are beginning to understand and enjoy hide-n-seek, so this is a good age to start covering up some eggs. Of course, don't hide them anywhere precarious that requires high climbing. Stick to putting them in flowerbeds, under piles of leaves and inside

drain pipes. School-age children love a challenge, so get creative and use a ladder when hiding their eggs. Rabbit Food Plan to serve some light finger foods, like baby carrots and crust-less egg salad sandwiches. Set out your platters from the start of your party, so that adults can enjoy the nosh while their kids are hunting. Celebrate the end of the hunt with a sweet tray of Easter sugar cookies or a bunny-shaped cake with a furry frosting of coconut. A Bunny Basket Every little hunter needs a place to stash his eggy loot, so ask your guests to bring an Easter egg basket from home. Or, you can try our fun craft activity to make your own Bunny Basket before the hunting commences.

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Remembering the reason for the Easter season Easter is a time of celebration for Christians as it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. Following is an account of the resurrection from the book of John as it appears in the New International Version of the Bible. John 20 The Empty Tomb

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it was Jesus. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). 17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” Jesus Appears to Thomas 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” 28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” The Purpose of John’s Gospel 30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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Hints On Ham (NAPS)—Serving ham can be easier than ever with new recipes and experts on hand to help at the Ham Hotline, making it a delicious choice for every occasion from family celebrations to everyday meals and snacks. To help make every bite turn out right, anyone can turn to the experts at the Kentucky Legend Ham Hotline at (866) 343-5058, open weekdays March 1 to April 15, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The ham pros there have helped thousands of at-home chefs serve up ham as an economical, family-favorite meal. They’ve coached newlyweds creating their first big dinner, helped parents find kid-friendly ham recipes, and provided tips on ham basics, from choosing the right-size ham to glazing, heating and carving. Here are answers to the mostoften-asked questions about ham preparation: • When choosing a ham, plan on 1⁄4 to 1⁄3 pound of boneless ham per serving; 1⁄3 to 1⁄2 pound for bone-in hams. • Most hams are precooked (read the label) and should be gently reheated at 325° F to an internal temperature of 140° F. • To ensure a moist and flavorful ham, place a pan of water in the oven when you reheat it. “Ham can make anyone look like an accomplished cook in the kitchen,” says Janet Sweeney,

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It's Easter!--On behalf of the Putnam and Cabell Standard Newspapers, we wish you and your family a happy and safe Easter. Photo by Justin Waybright

Easter Egg Hunt at April Dawn Park Saturday, March 30th, Milton Ministerial Association Easter Egg Hunt at April Dawn Park. Activities begin at 2:30, Egg Hunt at 3:00.

"Eggstravant Easter Egg Hunt" The Hurricane Church of Christ (the one on the hill beside of Hurricane Middle School) is sponsoring an "Eggstravant Easter Egg Hunt" on Saturday, March 30 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. There will be Food, games, egg coloring, egg relays, face painting and much more including the great EGG HUNT and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Come one, Come All! Enjoy the fun with us at 600 Midland Trail; telephone, 304-562-6491.

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Make your own Easter basket for a more memorable gift Easter baskets are the traditional Easter gift from parent or grandparent to child. By making your own baskets at home, you can save money and create a truly personal gift without all the messy filler. Basket Ideas The first step in making your own Easter basket is finding a suitable basket. Start by thinking out of the box - or the basket! While a wicker or woven basket is fine, there's no reason to limit yourself. Let your imagination run wild. From a printed gift bag to a ceramic planter to a plastic mixing bowl, anything can serve as your "basket". You can also make your own Easter baskets. The woven basket is a simple and child-friendly craft. Save the plastic mesh-like containers used to store strawberries or mushrooms at the grocery store. Wash

and dry thoroughly. Then, using different colored ribbons or narrowly cut strips of paper, weave them in and out of the holes in the basket. Attach each end by tucking it in and applying a drop of glue (a hot glue gun works great for this). Even simpler is the square paper basket. Cut a perfect square about 10"x10" out of a piece of poster board or construction paper. Reserve the remaining section to make the handle. Fold over each corner to form an edge, and staple together. Once all four corners are stapled, cut a one-inch strip out of the matching paper and affix with a stapler on either side of the basket. If your kids feel like decorating, give them the square (before folding and stapling) along with crayons, markers, stickers, glitter and glue. Their creation is

sure to be dazzling and much more appealing that a generic store-bough basket. Fillings Think about your child (or the basket recipient) and tailor your basket to his or her interests. Is your son really into horses? Go the dollar store and pick up some horse stickers, a horsethemed coloring book and box of new crayons, a horse stuffed animal and a DVD about horses. If you can't find horse-friendly chocolate, try including some candied apples and baby carrots - favorite horse treats. What if your daughter has just started ballet? Include a new pair of ballet slippers and some sweet ballet clips for her hair. Maybe make her a tutu, an quick and easy craft with a spool of toile and a hot glue gun.

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GARNETT A. MCCOY ALLEN Garnett A. McCoy Allen, 79, of Buffalo, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, at her home following a long illness. She was a graduate of Buffalo High School and retired from Toledo Scale in Westerville, Ohio. She attended Buffalo Church of God and Oma Chapel Church, Robertsburg. Born March 1, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Charles McCoy and Minnie Louise Buck McCoy. Survivors include her cousins and faithful caregivers, Anna "Cricket" Workman, Lonnie Workman, "Sug" Brown and Bobby Buck, along with several cousins, extended family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Hospice Care for the care and support they provided to Garnett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston WV 25387. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 19, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Jake Eldridge officiating. Burial was at Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. Online condolences may be sent to the family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

RAYMOND D. "BUD" ARBOGAST Raymond D. "Bud" Arbogast, 83, of St. Albans, passed away on

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House-West, after a short illness. Bud was born in Pickens to the late Howard and Clora Coakley Arbogast. He was raised in Cowen, W.Va., and graduated from Cowen High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He joined the US Army with his twin brother where they served in the far east command headquarter in the Korean War under General McArthur. Upon returning, he enrolled in Morris Harvey College where he played basketball and baseball. He then enrolled at Marshall College, where he earned his master's degree in Education and Leadership. He taught and coached briefly at Grant Jr. High School before becoming Dean of Boys at Nitro High School and in 1963 he became the principal at Nitro High School until 1972 when he transferred to Dunbar Jr. High School, where he remained the principal until 1988 when he retired. Following his retirement he spent many years as a substitute teacher for Kanawha County Schools. Throughout his career and even into retirement he was a volunteer for the WVSSAC boys and girls basketball tournaments. He was a member of the Masonic Washington Lodge 58 A.F. & A.M. in St. Albans and he was also a member of Scottish Rite Bodies, Charleston. During his years as a teacher, coach and administrator, he had a profound effect on the lives of his students. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. His true passion in life was being on the golf course with his buddies. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Jean Sanson Arbogast and his twin brother, Robert Arbogast. Bud is survived by his wife, Patricia Kelly Arbogast; daughter, Cathy (Dean) Hollis of Columbus, Ohio; son, Michael (Lea Ann) Arbogast of St. Albans; stepchildren of 32 years, Michelle Ware of South Charleston, Kelly (Angie) Ware of Houston, Texas, Dan Ware of Huntington, Jeanne (Matt) Yohn of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Amy Ware of Milton; 13 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren; sister, Ellen Ramsey of Cincinnati, Ohio. A graveside service to honor the life of Bud Arbogast was held Monday, March 18, 2013, at West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin with Pastor Charlie Stevens officiating. The family would like to extend their gratitude for all the special care given by the entire staff at Hubbard Hospice House West. The family asks that donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House, West 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW South Charleston, W.Va. 25309. Memories of Bud may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary.

Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, was in charge of arrangements.

THELMA ANN BAILEY Mrs. Thelma Ann Bailey, 75, of Nitro, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2013. She was born October 6, 1937, to the late Lester Vernon and Nancy Ann Keeney. Thelma was a homemaker and was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education, where she was a cook. She had a great belief and love for the Lord. She also loved all of her children and grandchildren with all of her heart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Jackson; and baby brother, Daryl Keeney. Thelma is survived by her husband, Franklin D. Bailey of Nitro; her sons, Vernon Jackson and fiancee, Cora Grass, of St. Albans, Bryant and wife, Lesa Jackson, of Nitro and Jay and wife, Tara, of Hometown; daughters, Lisa Gale and husband, Vic Keathley Jr., of St. Albans and Lisa and husband, Sam Young, of Red House; 15 grandchildren; and several greatgrandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Dana Keeney of Comfort and David and wife, Mary Keeney, of Spring Hill; and sister, Brenda and husband, Jay Thomas, of Boone County. The family wants to send a special thanks to the staff of Cabell Huntington Hospital, who provided her last days with so much love and compassion. A tribute to the life of Thelma was held Thursday, March 21, at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Victor R. Keathley Sr. officiating. Entombment was in the memorial gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the mausoleum chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Bailey family.

GLENN GARY BURGESS Glenn Gary Burgess, 77, of Huntington, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 17, 2013. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Dr. David Lemming and Richard Sexton. Entombment was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born May 31, 1935, in Barboursville, a son of the late Tracy Arnold and Hazel Marie Neace Burgess. He was a member of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, an Insulator of Local #80, Winfield for 55 years, a Kentucky Colonel, President of Shifters Hot Rod Club, a graduate of Marshall University and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Friday, March 29, 2013 – Page 17 He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Neal Hoffsted. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Doris Edith Burgess; three sons, Gary A. Burgess (Susan) of Barboursville, Mark A. Burgess (Christy) of Huntington, and Wayne Burgess (Coleen) of California; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Sons and grandsons will be pallbearers. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

FRANCES MARGARET CARTMILL Frances Margaret Cartmill, 86, a former resident of Winfield, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Golden Living Center Riverside, St. Albans. Born March 26, 1926, in Winfield, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Effie Belle Blake Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Earl "Jake" Cartmill; and an infant son, James Earl Cartmill. Frances was a retired lab technician for American Viscose Corp., Nitro, and was a member of Winfield Baptist Church. She loved to read her Bible and enjoyed cooking for her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her children, Elmer Cartmill (Frances) of St. Albans and Annette Davis (Lawrence) of Teays Valley; her grandchildren, Jason Cartmill, Jennifer Cartmill and Matthew Hanson; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 19, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery, Winfield. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family suggests memorial contributions are made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

SHIRLEY ANN COLE Mrs. Shirley Ann Cole, 66, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Shirley was a lifelong resident of St. Albans and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cole. She is survived by three children, Angela and husband, Frank Adkins, Tammy and husband, Kenneth Sherman and David Cole, all of St. Albans; two sisters, Earlene Grass of St. Albans, and Goldie Samples of Washington State; three grandchildren, Michael Evans, Kenneth Sherman, Jr. and Jeremi Sherman; three great-grandchildren, Jahden Evans, Jordan Evans and Sophia Sherman. A tribute to the life of Shirley Ann Cole was held Saturday March 16, at New Hope Baptist Church with Jackie Clark officiat-

ing. Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Cole Family. Online condolences may be sent to

GROVER C. DOSIER Grover C. Dosier, 92, of Winfield, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane. Born February 9, 1921, he was a son of the late Glemmie Dosier and Sallie Levisey. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Dosier; and his beloved wife, Anita R. Dosier. Grover was a former truck driver with Union Boiler Co. and was also a former heavy equipment operator. During his truckdriving career, he proudly visited 47 of the continental United States, with the exception of Washington State. Although he came within 30 miles of the state line, he didn't want to "bob-tail" up there for fear of getting caught by his boss. Being a member of Judson Baptist Church, Winfield, his handy work in excavating was a great part in the land preparation for the current church building. He was well known as a "storyteller" and enjoyed camping. He and his late wife also enjoyed NASCAR racing and traveled to several tracks over the years. Surviving are his children, Bill Dosier (Mary) of Winfield, Diana Brillhart (Danny) of Hurricane and Rick Dosier (Pam) of Scott Depot; his grandchildren, Michelle Morris, Danyelle Leadman, Danissa Brillhart, Darren Brillhart, Jeremy Dosier, Chris Dosier, Joseph Wagner and Michelle Wagner; and his greatgrandchildren, Kendra, Olivia, Hallie, Kailey, Mallory, Hunter, Klayton, Ella, Emma and Emilee. The family would like to offer special thanks and appreciation to his caregivers, Rhonda Miles, Ruth "Boots" Kelly and other family members for the compassion shown to Grover, as well as to his special friend, Frankie McClellan, who faithfully brought his church bulletin after every Sunday service. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 21, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Fred McCallister officiating. Burial was at Judson Baptist Church Cemetery, Winfield. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

PAMELA FAYE DUNBAR Mrs. Pamela Faye Dunbar, 57, of Nitro, passed away March 17, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. Pam was retired from Poca Middle School and was a former employee of Rite Aid Warehouse and Poca Food Fair. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Osbourne; and mother, Dorothy


Page 18 – Friday, March 29, 2013 Abshire. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Mr. James J. Dunbar; daughter, Danielle King; sister, Shirley Bowles; and four grandchildren, Meghan, Hayley, Nick and Christina. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Pamela Dunbar was held Wednesday, March 20, at GatensHarding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family suggests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Dunbar family.

TRACY ANNE DUNNETT Tracy Anne Dunnett, 49, of St. Albans, passed away unexpectedly on March 16, 2013, at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington. Born April 18, 1963, in Charleston, Tracy was the daughter of the late George and Judy Dunnett. She was a 1981 graduate of St. Albans High School and had previously worked for Goodwill Industries. Tracy loved to travel and had a special attachment to animals. She loved her time with her good friend, John Hunneshagen, and their times going to church at St. Marks Methodist in Charleston and other churches in the area. Tracy is survived by her brother, Keith Dunnett; aunt and uncle, Marty and Jim Kemplin of South Charleston; aunt, Myrtle Keeler of St. Albans; good friend, John Hunneshagen; and other friends and family. A memorial service was held Thursday, March 21 at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Donations in Tracy's memory may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

CHARLES EVERETTE ELLISON Charles Everette Ellison was born January 28, 1977, and passed away March 8, 2013. My beloved son passed from this life into the sweet and loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ suddenly and very unexpectedly. He is now reunited with

his grandfather, Charles E. George, and father, Richard Ellison. Charles is survived by his parents, Victoria and Franklin Cassle of Snowshoe; his children, who he loved with all of his heart, Charles Cain of Dunbar, Cameron of Elkview and Kayla and Christian of St. Albans; his loving brother and best friend, Richard Ellison of Snowshoe; stepbrother, Christopher Cassle of Colorado; stepsister, Dana M. Baker of Nitro; and his grandmother, Barbara George of North Carolina, who he loved and respected very much. Also, his nieces and nephews, Mia and Dylan Ellison of Snowshoe and Ashley and Caleb Baker of Nitro and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Charles never met a stranger and had the most loving and forgiving heart. He truly loved his family. A private family memorial service is being planned for a later date. "Come home and rest my child. I know your journey in life has been hard and you are tired and weary. Your peace and joy will never end and death will be no more."

NORMA JEAN GERLACH JORDAN Norma Jean Gerlach Jordan, 80, of Georgetown, Fla., formerly of St. Albans, transitioned peacefully into God's open arms at her home on Friday, March 15, 2013. Norma was born December 31, 1932, in Tampa, Fla., and was the daughter of Ray and Estelle Gerlach. She was raised and lived in Tampa until she met the love of her life, Bill, while he was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa. On a trip north to visit his family in Charleston, they stopped in Nahunta, Ga., and were married on December 19, 1954. Bill and Norma settled in St. Albans, where they raised their family. Norma was a homemaker who loved her family and enjoyed traveling, flea marketing, antique shopping and entertaining, including hosting her annual Christmas party for family and friends. Norma was of the Christian faith and was a member of Georgetown United Methodist Church. She leaves behind her most loving and devoted husband of 58 years, William R. "Bill" Jordan Jr.; her children, Debi Tinsley (Ed) of Sissonville, Cheryl Ellison of

Georgetown, Fla., Kathy Stuck (Craig) of Charleston and Roger Lee Jordan of Georgetown, Fla.; her grandchildren, Jason Tinsley of Charleston, Tara Profitt (Eric) of Elkview, Jennifer Todd (Alton) of Hurricane, Kelli Farley of Winfield, Kyle Ellison of Charlotte, N.C., Rachelle Henson (Nelson) of Camp Lejeune, N.C., Ranson Stuck and Rilee Stuck, both of Charleston, and Kalee Jordan of Cross Lanes; her brother, Richard Gerlach (Frances) of Tampa, Fla.; her sister, Tanya Searle (George) of Tampa, Fla.; her brother, Roger Gerlach (Jeannie) of South Lake, Texas; her sister-in-law, Evelyn McLean of Homestead, Fla.; together with 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to take this opportunity to especially thank Norma's most devoted caretaker, her daughter, Cheryl, who lovingly and unselfishly sacrificed the last five years of her life to make sure both of her parents have been well provided for. Also, the family would like to thank Moustafa Eldick, M.D., of Palatka, Fla., and Kim Nixon of Palatka, Fla. According to Norma's wishes, she was cremated and there will be a memorial service for family and friends at a later date. Biggs Funeral Home of Crescent City, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

CLARENCE E. "LOUIE" LEWIS Clarence E. "Louie" Lewis, 77, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2013, after a short illness. He was a retired pipefitter with Huntington Alloys; a member of First Baptist Church of Hurricane; sang in over 300 churches and nursing homes; coached many years in the community; and was a member of Teays Valley Boys. Louie was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Alta Lewis; sister, Mary Sutphin; and brothers, James and Hansel Lewis. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Patricia; sons, C.E. (Vicky), Steve (Karen), Brett and Deron (Christy); grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katy, Cade, Steven, Seth, Kara, Rachel and Emaline; greatgrandchildren, Elijah, Nathaniel, Ryan and Jasper; and siblings, Donald (Delpha), Amma, Leeman (Mary), Bill and Betty. Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, at First Baptist Church of Hurricane with the Rev. Dr. James Lutz and Mr. James McGehee officiating. Burial was in Thompson Cemetery. Donations can be made to First Baptist Church. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

HARVEY LEE LYONS Harvey Lee Lyons, 91, of Red House, formerly of St. Albans, passed from this life on March 16, 2013, to his eternal resting place

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with his heavenly father. Harvey served our country in World War II from September 1942 to September 1945. He participated in the Normandy landing and also the Battle of the Bulge and was a member of the American Legion. Harvey retired from Union Carbide, South Charleston, after 36 years of service as a rigger. Harvey was faithful in his work for the Lord. He was a member of Shiloah Independent Church in Red House and, through the years, served as assistant Sunday school superintendent, trustee and an usher at various churches in St. Albans and Nitro. He and his wife loved reading and listening to the Bible. He also enjoyed fishing, Cincinnati Reds baseball, West Virginia University football and was an avid gardener and hunter. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Tensie Luikart Lyons; brothers, Roy, James, Clarence and Floyd; and sisters, Ruth Jeffers, Pearl Cox, Helen Browning and Sylvia Covert. Harvey is survived by his wife of 70 years, Anise Laurene Covert Lyons; sons, Gary (Carma) of Red House and Roger (Sandra) of Weirton; daughters, Sharon (Jim) Hiller and Shirley (Jay) Devers of Belvidere, N.C.; grandchildren, Michael, Lisa, Kari, Matthew, Tina, Kelly, Trisha, Travis, Brandon and Corey; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Dorothy (Hollis) Riddle, and brother, Ernest Lyons, both of Eleanor, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 20, at Shiloah Independent Church, Red House, with Dr. Matthew Lyons officiating. Burial was at Shiloah Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Shiloah Church Cemetery Fund, Raymond French, Route 1 Box 392, Buffalo, WV 25033. The family would like to extend their special thanks to the staff of Rose Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center in Culloden for their compassionate care.

JAMES F. MCCOY James F. McCoy passed away at CAMC Teays Valley on March 13, 2013. He grew up in Leon and Montgomery, W.Va., with his parents, Robert Perry McCoy and Florence McDade. They had five sons, James, Harry, Robert, Alvin Marvin and Alan Martin (twins), and one daughter, Anna Mae. He was a veteran of the Navy, wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific, and then re-enlisted in the Army and became an Army Ranger and fought in the Korean War. When he went into the Navy he married wife number one, Vada Riffle of West Virginia, and had an annulment because he didn't know how long he would be gone. He then married wife number two, Garnet Mae Rodgers of California, who is the mother of Terry and Larry McCoy. He was sent

stateside to Santa Cruz, Calif., to recuperate, then he finished his tour and came back to Santa Maria, Calif., to pick up his two sons. He later married his third wife, Marga Tragesar, and they had four children to start the marriage and then had four more afterward. He is survived by his eight children, Terry McCoy and wife, Sandra, of California, Larry McCoy and wife, Patti, of Nevada, Santa Ana McCuan Meharg and her husband, Robert, of California, Jerry McCuan of California, Patricia McCoy Wilson and husband, Michael, of Oregon, Gary McCoy and wife, Analyn, of Oregon, Elaine McCoy Hicks and husband, Gene, of Oregon and James Robert McCoy and wife, Amy, of California. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren; his companion of 30-plus years, Anna Mae King; and a host of friends. A tribute to the life of Joseph Franklin McCoy was held Thursday, March 21, at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Rob VanFossen officiating. Burial was in the gardens. St. Albans Veterans Service Organization performed military rites. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the McCoy family. Online condolences may be sent to

WILLIE MCKINNEY MILHORN Willie McKinney Milhorn, 82, of Eleanor, passed from this life joining her precious, Debby and Jenny, whom she has missed daily. Born September 12, 1930, in Tornado, she was a daughter of the late Charley Todd and Maude Crouch Smith. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Homer Ben Smith, Minnie Jane Coll, Hobart Smith, Norma S. Moore, Charley Todd Smith and Raymond Smith; as well as her daughter, Deborah Wood Mays; and her granddaughter, Jennifer Dawn Wood. Willie retired from Bell Atlantic with over 20 years of service and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She attended First Baptist Church of Eleanor and loved her girls, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are her loving husband, Fred Milhorn; her daughter, Nancy Rennie (Tim) and their families, Jonathan Rennie (Maggie) and their children, Truman and Emma, Rebecca Rennie Lupnitz (Andrew) all of Spring, Texas; her grandson, James Wood (Jessica) and their children, Natalie and Jacob Wood of Teays Valley; her sister, Ruby Lipscomb of Tornado; many nieces and nephews as well as her loving companion, Josie, who misses her dearly. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield with Pas-


The Putnam Standard tor David Panaro officiating. Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family suggests memorial contributions are made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387.

RHONDA LYNN PAGE Rhonda Lynn Page, of St. Albans, died March 9, 2013. Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle was in charge of arrangements.

ROLAND EUGENE PHELPS Roland Eugene Phelps entered peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Veterans Nursing Facility, Clarksburg. He was born September 22, 1925, in Putnam County and was the son of the late Worlie and Della Mitchell Phelps. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Delphine Bailes Phelps. Eugene was a Christian and a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Scott Depot. He was an exceptional husband, father and grandfather. He was a proud patriot who served our country with the United States Navy during World War II. His legacy will live on in the love and kindness he shared with his family and friends. He is survived by his son, Michael; daughter-in-love, Ranee; and granddaughter, Stephanie Jordan and her husband, Sterling. Funeral services were held at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Rev. Wayne Hooper officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family suggests memorial contributions are made to the Putnam County Animal Relief Center, 1 Sabre Road, Winfield, WV 25213. "You can know for certain that you have Eternal life." 1 John 5:13

CLIFTON LEE REYNOLDS Clifton Lee Reynolds, 90, of Scott Depot, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Angel Avenue Assisted Living, Hurricane. Born September 5, 1922, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Gallie and Lottie Reynolds of Huntington. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Patricia Harker Reynolds and by his only sister, Christy Dorning, of Huntington. Cliff was a graduate of Huntington High School, class of 1940, where he was an outstanding athlete in track and field and graduated with honors. He then served his country, achieving the rank of

Second Lieutenant, with the United States Army Air Force as a pilot and flight instructor, flying B-25s and quizzically "buzzing" his Huntington home place to the chagrin of some family members. Following his military service, Cliff attended business school and began working with C&P Telephone Company. His first responsibility was the collection of coins from pay phones scattered throughout the city of Huntington. During one of his routes, he noticed a house on fire and thankfully, his quick thinking saved the life of a small child. He very humbly received a medallion from the Telephone Company for his bravery. In 1983, he retired from C&P as a computer programmer. A member of The First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, Cliff loved golfing, riding his bicycle, walking, playing bridge and frequent trips to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jekyll Island, Ga. He and his wife enjoyed ballroom dancing and belonged to a Charleston dance club throughout the 1960s and 70s. His passion for sweets and desserts was legendary, especially to his good friend Bob Slack. Cliff adored his grandchildren and enjoyed surprising them with vacation trips and monetary gifts. He also possessed a great love for dogs. Max, a German Shepherd owned by his daughter, Harriett, was Cliff's best friend and constant companion for years. Surviving and cherishing his memory are his daughters, Harriett Adams of Scott Depot and her husband, Sparky, Martha Graham of Georgetown, Texas, and her husband, Scott; his grandchildren, Chuck Graham, Trisha Gautier, Marianne Graham and Jennifer Dosier; as well as his nine great-grandchildren, Connor, Cameron, Cole, Ella, Wyatt, Emma, Finley, Emilee and Avery. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, W.Va., with Pastor Barrett Jordan officiating. Entombment with military honors was in the Upper Chapel of Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family encourages memorial gifts to either Angel Avenue Assisted Living, 3793 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526 or to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387. The family would like to especially thank Pam Dolan and her loving staff at Angel Avenue Assisted Living, Dr. Michael Robie of Nitro Primary Care and the loving nurses of Hospice Care for the comfort, care and support they provided Cliff and his family.

ELLA MAE SHAMBLIN Ella Mae Shamblin, 78, of Leon, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long ill-

ness. Ella was a 17-year resident of Leon and was formerly of Hometown, W.Va, Oak Hill, Ohio, and Poca, W.Va. She was a former employee and manager of Archie's Place in Hometown. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to play bingo, the lottery and cards. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Goldie Hapney Hill; her husband of over 50 years, Paul "Cutty" Shamblin; her daughter, Brenda Kay Hudnall Atkinson; five sisters; and three brothers. Ella is survived by her son, Dickie Hudnall and wife, Janie, of Cross Lanes; two half-sisters; one half-brother; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and special niece, who she considered her daughter, Susie Fizer Coleman of Goshen, Ind. In honoring Ella's wishes, she was cremated and her cremated remains were interred next to Cutty at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium assisted the Shamblin family. You may express online condolences at

PRISCILLA MARIE JONES SHAMBLIN Mrs. Priscilla Marie Jones Shamblin, 77, of Poca, passed away March 14, 2013. She was a homemaker and a member of Nitro Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Davie Shamblin. Priscilla is survived by her daughters, Sherry Sowards (Dave) of Hurricane, Debbie Hollingsworth (Dale) of Winfield and Dewanna Hereford (Robert) of Poca; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Naomi Wegert of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and June Eastes of Winston-Salem, N.C. Funeral services were held Monday, March 18 at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Red House, with Minister Craig Culbertson officiating. The family suggests donations are made to the Nitro Church of Christ Benevolence Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Shamblin family.

MICHAEL HUNTER SLACK Michael Hunter Slack, 53, of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at CAMCTeays Valley. Born November 14, 1959, in St. Albans, Mike was the son of Charles and Hope McKown Slack of Winfield. Mike was a former realtor with Old Colony Better Homes & Gar-

Friday, March 29, 2013 – Page 19 dens for a number of years and was also active in other real estate activities his entire working life. Mike was a Christian as well as an avid outdoorsman. Socially, Mike enjoyed boating, hunting and camping; to name a few. He dedicated his life to his family, his faith and his job - in that order. In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by his sons, Matt Slack (Kaleigh Elkins) of Tampa, Fla., Chris Slack of Winfield; several aunts and uncles and special among them, Betty Haynes of Scott Depot and Russell Slack of Chester. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Dr. Martin Hallett officiating. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery, Winfield. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

WILLIAM A. "BILL" STEWART William A. "Bill" Stewart, 75, of Hurricane, departed this life on Monday, March 18, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; and daughters, Sherrie and Carrie, all of Hurricane. Also surviving Bill are his sister, Mary Lee Steele and husband, Mike, of Scott Depot; brother-in-law, Danny Lewis of Winfield; sister-in-law, Greta Samples and husband, Sam, of Elkview; sister-in-law, Linda Hicks of Bancroft; brother-in-law, Mike Jackson and wife, Toni, of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Paff Hicks; sister, Donna Lewis; brothers, Clarence C. "Buck" Hicks and Larry K. Hicks; and father- and mother-in-law, Jessie and Peggy Jackson. Bill was a devoted husband and father and an avid fisherman. Bill was a 1956 graduate of Nitro High School, a former employee of American Viscose and Union Carbide and was retired from Bayer Corporation. Bill was a former member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Please visit to share memories and condolences. The family requests donations are made to Kanawha Hospice.

JOHN J. STORRICK John J. Storrick, 87, of Elkins, formerly of Washington, Pa., passed away Tuesday, March 12, at Teays Valley Assisted Living in Hurricane. He was born January 1, 1926, in Washington, a son of the late John and Katherine Grimes Storrick. John was a 1942 graduate of Washington High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and went on to graduate from Washington & Jefferson College in 1949 and Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon, in 1951. He was an engineer for Duquesne Light, retiring in 1989. John was a devoted family man and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed cars and was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church, Washington, and was also a member of the Syria Shrine Masonic Lodge. On October 8, 1949, he married Shirley Wharton, who died February 28, 2007. Surviving are a son, John Jay (Christina) Storrick of Elkins; two daughters, Lynn Ann Storrick (Harold) Campbell of Hurricane and Susan Storrick (Michael) Timko of Canonsburg, Pa.; a brother, Bill (Judy) Storrick of Coon Rapids, Minn.; eight grandchildren, John and Karl Kuebler, both of Huntington, Heidi (1st Lt. Colin, U.S. Army) McFadden of Italy and Sam Storrick of Bakersfield, Calif., Ben Storrick of Coeburn, Va., Gabe Storrick of Morgantown and Maddie and Libby Timko, both of Canonsburg, Pa.; two great-granddaughters, Molly and Jane McFadden; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Riffle Wharton. Deceased are three brothers, Roy, Jim and Dick Storrick, and a sister, MaryJane Volkenant. Services were held Monday, March 18, at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, Washington, Pa with Pastor Steve Dunlap officiating. Interment was in Washington Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at or at Chapman Funeral Home, assisted with local arrangements.

HUBERT WILSON TUCKER Hubert Wilson Tucker, 67, of Hurricane, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 16, 2013, after a short illness. He was a retired plumber and

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JOE MCCLENDON TUMMONS Joe McClendon Tummons, 63, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his residence. He was born on November 18, 1949, in Batesville, Ark., to Charles Tummons and the late Betty McClendon Tummons. Joe was the owner of Joe's Mart, St. Albans. He was a very big supporter of the St. Albans Little League and the community. He was an avid Mountaineer Fan, loved NASCAR and hunting. He is survived by his father,

Charles Tummons of Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Beth Ann and David Echols of Gilmer, Texas; and a host of friends. A gathering of friends was held Monday, March 18, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, W.Va. You may also share condolences at This one's for you Joe, "LET'S GO...MOUNTAINEERS"

BARBARA JEWEL WALTERS Barbara Jewel Walters, 83, of Charleston, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Golden Living Center Riverside, St. Albans. Barbara was a retired administrative assistant for the West Virginia Department of Health and the Department of Natural Resources. She was a lifelong resident of Charleston and a graduate of Charleston High School. Barbara loved her flower garden, caring for her grandchildren, drawing sketch art and was an avid reader. She was known to many throughout her life as "Boogie" because of her love for music and dancing.

Additionally, she loved her dog, Bosco, and trips to Myrtle Beach. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert E. Walters; children, Debra Lee Vecchio-Arnett (Dennis) of St. Albans and Polly Walters Barron (Robert Thomas) of Charleston; grandchildren, Anthony Robert Vecchio and John Frank Barron; brother, Patrick B. Boggs (Jeannette) of Hinton; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, March 15, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Rymer Davis officiating. Burial was at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Condolences may be sent to the family at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted with the arrangements.

NAOMI WORKMAN WEBSTER Naomi Workman Webster, 96, of Scott Depot, was born to Levi and Mary Taylor Workman on March 24, 1916, and passed away on March 14, 2013, at Putnam Center, Hurricane. Naomi was a member of West Alban Church of God where she was active in missionary work

The Putnam Standard and was a Sunday school teacher. She was also an avid camper and belonged to the NCHA National Camping Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Simon; and daughter, Donna. Naomi is survived by her granddaughter, Barbara Gail; great-grandson, T.R.; and her special nephew, Jerry. A celebration of Naomi's life was held Saturday, March 16, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor David Bowen officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

GUY "FRANK" WILKINSON SR. Guy "Frank" Wilkinson Sr., 80, of Poca, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House. Guy was born March 11, 1933, at Plymouth, a son of the late Wilford and Amie Deal Wilkinson. He was formerly employed by Thomas Memorial Hospital as a welder/mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sams Wilkinson; sons,

Guy F. Wilkinson Jr. and his wife, Joyce, of Daytona, Fla., and Carl Wilkinson of Poca; daughters, DeAnna K. Wilkinson of Hometown and Angie Wilkinson of Eleanor; brother, Larry Wilkinson of Hometown; sisters, Blondell Dixon of Nitro, Ruth King of Poca and Sue Jiviven of Nitro; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Gerald, John, David and Tommy; and sister, Avanel Wolfe. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes. Burial was at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Scott Moore and the staff at Hubbard Hospice House for providing their loved one and the family with excellent care and making them feel comfortable during a very difficult time. Please direct all remembrances to Hubbard Hospice House, in memory of Frank. Online condolences may be sent to

Holy Week Services in Buffalo March 24-31, 2013 Beginning on Palm Sunday, March 24, the churches of the Buffalo Ecumenical Association will again share services of worship. The theme for the week will be “The Way To the Cross,” and all services will begin at 7:00 P.M. except where noted below. Sunday, March 24 - Service will be held at the Buffalo Church of God. The message will be delivered by Pastor Sherry Kinsey of the Buffalo Church of the

Nazarene. Monday, March 25 - Service will be at the Buffalo Church of the Nazarene, with the message delivered by Pastor Jake Eldridge of the Buffalo Church of God. Tuesday, March 26 - Service will be at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, with the message delivered by Pastor Rick Waller of the Buffalo United Methodist Church. Wednesday, March 27 - Service will be at the Buffalo United

Methodist Church, with the message delivered by Pastor Denny Tucker of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church. Friday, March 29 - There will be three opportunities to share Good Friday worship. 1) - there will be a “stop and Go” service of individual Holy Communion at the Buffalo Church of God beginning at 12:30 PM until evening; 2) - a traditional Good Friday worship service, including Holy Communion, will be

shared at the Buffalo United Methodist Church at 6:00 PM and; 3) - at the Mt. Union United Methodist Church in Pliny (Plantation Creek Road) at 7:15 PM, both led by Pastor Rick Waller. There will be Sunday Sunrise Services at the Buffalo Hilltop Cemetery led by Pastor Jake Eldridge and at Mt. Union Cemetery (at Mt. Union UMC) led by Pastor Rick Waller, both at 7:00 A.M. (SUNRISE SCHEDULED AT 7:14 EDT)

Breakfast will be served at Buffalo United Methodist Church after the Sunrise Services. Easter worship services will proceed at each of the churches at their regular scheduled times. EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT ANY OR ALL OF THE WEEK’S SERVICES! (DONATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE EVENING SERVICES TO BENEFIT THE BACKPACK SNACK MINISTRIES OF BUFFALO.)

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