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Providing Hope for Youths

Waves of Redemption

By Justin Waybright

By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - When one person turns from drug addiction and finds success, it’s a day of celebration. The Putnam Juvenile Drug Court team did just that, during its second anniversary Thursday. The group comprised of various state and county organizations accomplished something paramount: the graduation of 26 youths since 2011. Attorney James Atkins, president of the Putnam County Bar Association, showed gratitude, presenting the drug court with a $500 donation. “On behalf of the county bar association, we thank you and congratulate you on your hard work in changing the lives of these children,” said Atkins. “Thank you for your heart.” SEE YOUTHS ON PAGE 6

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

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HURRICANE - The problems of last year’s season will soon be washed away by new powerhouses at Waves of Fun. Parks and Recreation crews received the first wave of parts last week. The four old pumps are gone and the two new, clutch-driven models will soon be installed. Scott Williamson, director of Putnam County Parks and Recreation is ready. “I’m confident we’ll recover all losses from last year and make some gains,” he said. “We’re hoping for more performance and expecting better waves.” The machines from Aquatic Design Group Inc. are technolog-

ically advanced, according to Williamson. The two pumps have the ability to expand and offer Hurricane something no other pool in the area has: 16 types of waves. “There’s a lot of potential for growth,” he said. Williamson looked out his window, toward the slides of the wave pool. Memories flooded his mind. “It was a bad summer and we took a beating,” he said. “But that negative is definitely turning into a positive - we’ve overcome a lot of obstacles, but we got our footprint now, and we just got to build onto it and redeem what happened.” Williamson continued, “The iron is hot - now is the time and I’m ready to make this happen.”

In with the new - Parks and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor Jeromy Mynes and Maintenance Worker Jared Bare prepare to install the new splashguards at the wave pool. The new funnels will direct air onto the water for waves. Photo by Justin Waybright The wave pool overhaul will cost about $173,000, funded by a


Fueling Grace-Filled Lives By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Grace is a fiveletter-word that lies at the center of controversy for churches and non-believers, alike. More than 75 percent of the Bible’s New Testament holds its truths. However, misconceptions, stereotypes and discouragement often define a blurry view of grace and Christianity.

Removing the veil - Local minister Jamie Wright has a vision. He and his wife, Lisa, lead a new ministry,called Grace Life. The two educate, encourage and evangelize non-believers,Christians and church leaders. Photo by Justin Waybright

The three can weigh heavily: exhausting, stressing and depressing a person to his or her core. The burden of feeling inadequate often drives people away from church, religion and God, altogether. However, one local man-andwoman-team is striving to remove the veil that’s covered this aspect of Christianity for centuries. Area minister Jamie Wright and his wife Lisa started a new ministry, called Grace Life,

geared toward breathing truth, love, hope, and, yes, grace back into churches and communities. “I think people are burned out and sick of religion,” Wright said. “We’ve taken out bits and pieces of the law (Ten Commandments) and mixed them with a mirror [grace] that will break - the mixture has created a distorted view of the truth - it’s like trying to look at yourself through broken SEE LIVES ON PAGE 3


Page 2 –Tuesday, March 5,2013 Instructors Needed Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is looking for instructors to teach classes. If anyone has a trade and would like to teach a class please contact the park office at (304)5620518 ext. 10.

FREE Putnam County Pre-K Programs The Putnam County Collaborative Pre-K Program will begin registration for their FREE 4-year old pre-k program as follows: • Pre-K Registration Packets are available for parents to pick up at all elementary schools, existing pre-k sites, Head Start centers, Putnam County Schools’ central office and on the pre-k website. You may call 304-586• 0500 x1133 or e-mail for an appointment time for registration. • March 8—The first prek registration and combination parent information fair will be held at the Putnam County Technical Center in Eleanor by appointment only. • March 15—The second pre-k registration and combination parent information fair will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in the Valley located next to Valley Wave Pool Park by appointment only. • After March 15-Anyone that doesn’t come to the mass registrations must contact Nancy Joplin (contact information above) to make an individualized appointment for registration. Packets turned in after initial registration dates run a larger chance of not getting into their first choice site. Children must turn 4 before September 1, 2013 to be eligible. Five year old new enterers will be considered based on outcome of a kindergarten readiness test. The following documents will need to be turned in with your registration packets: birth certification, 3- or 4-year old health check form, age appropriate immunization record, along with other registration materials that will be included in your packet. More information about FREE

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Putnam County Pre-K can be at found under parents/community or by contacting 304-586-0500 x1133 or x1107.

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.

Scary Creek Church of God Annual “Po Folks” Dinner & Auction When: Saturday, March 16, 2013 Time: 5:00 p.m.; Auction follows at 6 p.m. (Cake walk for the children). Where: Scary Creek Church of God, 340 Scary Creek Road, Scott Depot. Cost: DONATION Dinner includes: Pinto beans, fried potatoes, kraut and wieners, mac and cheese, cornbread, dessert. All proceeds go to Joy Fellowship of the Church. Come out for an evening of food and fellowship. For more information call 304755-2840.

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

Shelter Rental Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is accepting shelter reservations for Valley Park (Wave Pool) and County Park – Eleanor. Call 562-0518 ext. 10 to reserve your space.

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.

Polio Survivors Support Group Meetings

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Putnam County Library Hours The Putnam County Library, located on Rt. 34 in Teays Valley (Beside Putnam Village) is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop seeks Members Boy Scout Troop 36, based in Hurricane, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The troop stays active with camp outs, summer camp, games, food drives, community service projects and more. The troop meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2635 Main St., Hurricane. For more information, call David Miller, 304-562-9271 ext. 6115, or Steve Caldwell, 304-5629233.

Hometown Senior Center offers Activities The Hometown Senior Center, 100 1st Ave., Hometown, has several new announcements to share. The Center is looking for quilters, singers for the senior choir and volunteers for various help. The Center is also offering a free scrapbooking class at 10 a.m. every Monday and Thursday. A number of other activities are also available. Transportation is available for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The service can also include stops at the grocery store, post office or pharmacy after lunch. For more information, call the Center at 304-586-2745.

Zumba Gold at Hansford Senior Center A new Zumba Gold class is offered at Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Zumba Gold is recommended to beginner and senior participants. Low impact and fun dance workout. Cost $5, no previous registration. You can contact instructor Edith Bourne at 304-881-7564, or at

Swim Classes Available at Tri-County YMCA The Tri-County YMCA continues to conduct SwimAmerica School at the Toyota Aquatic Center. SwimAmerica holds classes for children ages 5 and older Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pre-School SwimAmerica classes for children ages 3 and 4 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays

The Putnam Standard at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information regarding SwimAmerica or for information regarding infant and parent and adult swimming instruction, call the Tri-County YMCA at 304-7570016 or visit the website at

Boys invited to Cub Scout Meetings Cub Scouts Pack 586 invites boys to come check out their meetings and learn more about scouting. Pack 586 holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at Eleanor First Baptist Church. Activities include games, character building activities and more. For more information, call Cub Master Glen Armstrong at 304-586-1157.

Boy Scout Troop 164 invites Youth to Meetings Boy Scout Troop 164, based in Eleanor, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The small troop stays active, with campouts, merit badge work, summer camps, games, lock-ins, food drives and more. The troop is led by Scoutmaster John Snedegar, with assistant Scoutmasters Marty Fertig, Markel Fertig and Jake Fertig. The troop meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Presbyterian Church on Roosevelt Boulevard in Eleanor.

Why not volunteer to Walk Dogs at the Animal Shelter? Putnam Animal Relief Center, Winfield, WV, could use your help any time from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. To volunteer or for more information, call 304-444-0060

Rentals – The Commons & The Valley Park Community Center The Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is taking reservations for rental of the COMMONS (formerly the Museum in the Community) and the Valley Park Community Center, located at Valley Park, Hurricane. The centers are available Sunday through Saturday. The centers offer an excellent opportunity for individuals or organizations to provide their function in a first class, tastefully decorated and smoke free environment. The centers are available for receptions, birthday parties, showers, club dinners, luncheons, meetings, workshops, office parties, trade shows, reunions, and dances. For additional information or to make reservations call 5620518 ext. 10.

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LIVES FROM PAGE 1 pieces of glass.” He said the mission to spread the divine truths of grace is being met with obstacles and resistance. However, Wright and his wife continue. “I’m getting criticized over this,” the Hurricane resident said. “But, Grace Life helps people come to the realization that they can rest in the finished work of Christ - I haven’t stopped praying, reading and serving, but I do it out of love for my savior - not out of fear and frustration that God won’t bless me.” Stirred spiritually, Wright continued, “On the cross, Jesus said, ‘It is finished,’ so there’s nothing I can do to make Him love me any more or any less…We get in pulpits in America and terrorize Christians and non-believers on what they’ve done, so they quit because of fear and discouragement, but Jesus said, ‘…come to me and I will give you rest and life more abundantly.’” The evangelist opened his Bible to Matthew 11:28, words that drive the ministry. “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly,” the Message Bible stated. Inspired by this promise, the Wrights embark on a mission to educate, encourage and evangelize church leaders, Christians and non-believers. They receive mentoring from Jamie’s father, James Wright, founder of Maranatha Fellowship church and Wright Way Ministry. The founders of Grace Life explain they are not attacking local churches and beliefs of congregations and preachers. The gracespreading duo is only attempting to provide a fresh revelation of a timeless truth, they explained. “It’s really not a new message it’s just a fresh revelation that connects the dots to reveal the whole picture of grace,” Wright said. “Churches are contradicting themselves, saying what holiness looks like, and we sometimes disqualify people be-

cause they don’t talk or act a certain way - but God looks at the heart.” Lisa agreed. She respects and loves area churches. “Not everybody is going to like this, and there’s been some resistance,” the mother of five said. “I have been in church my whole life, and I don’t want to bash any denomination, because all have pieces of the puzzle - we’re not against them - we’re just trying to be a help.” She continued, “I think when they hear grace, they hear freedom or a license to act the way they want and sin - if they get that - they’ve missed the whole message, because grace frees you from sin.” Wright mirrored her comments. “If you’re into works and labor, and that’s working for you, that’s fine - but, for me, I’m just resting in God’s love, knowing He’s already done it [the work] for me,” he said. The 20-year-veteran-preacher looked toward the busy roads of Teays Valley. Wright then raised his head toward the sky. “I can’t do anything in a worksbased mentality to receive holiness - He is my holiness,” the minister said. “Once you’re a son (a Christian), you’re always a son… Even if you fail and flub up, God still loves you, but you must love yourself, then love others and the goodness of God will draw people.” Local evangelist Hank Thomas has watched Wright preach countless messages about grace. He has seen controversy often arise with the topic. However, Thomas agreed with Wright’s words. The young man recalled years of his own life, spent in defeat and discouragement, because of the feeling of an inability to please God. “It kept me walking in failure, and it seemed like there was nothing I could do to get in God’s grace,” he said. “I felt weak and ashamed, because I felt like God was always angry at me.” Lisa shared the same sentiment. She recalled her past experiences in some churches. “I used to feel like I wasn’t qualified,” she said. “I felt I had to do this or not do that, and I got burnt

out and frustrated, but now I realize I am qualified, and I walk in victory.” Thomas agreed there is a change that occurs after the awareness of grace. Moments after speaking about his past, the young man smiled. Joy seemed to overtake him. “Grace makes you realize that He loves you, and it helps you get back up,” Thomas said. “Once you realize God loves you, in spite of your faults, you want to draw closer to him…Grace does not give you license to sin, but gives you power not to.” Another common stereotype associated with Christianity is the obligation to quit all one loves and add religious lifestyles and activities, said Wright. This is incorrect, he explained. “People think when they draw closer to God, they must quit this or start that,” he said. “This is an ‘untoward generation’- we’ve made this about us - but it should be about Him.” When this new mentality enters a person’s heart - worry, fear, defeat, stress and exhaustion toward pleasing God and others, leaves, the minister explained. It is at this point where true rest and peace begin, Wright said. “I’m truly resting in peace of the finished work of Christ, now,” he said. “The only work I have to do is believe and then start resting. Remember, falling down is not a failure, but staying there is.” His wife agreed. “Jesus finished all the work, and He already sees us in a right standing with Him,” she said. “If we just believe He is who He says he is, then our past and sins will be no more.” Wright turned on his phone and flipped through pictures of his children. He smiled while summing up a key point behind Grace Life Ministry. “I tell my children all the time, ‘there is nothing you can do to make me love you any more or any less - you’ll always be my children.’” Grace Life Ministry will offer hope, help and encouragement 7 p.m., Friday, March 15 at the Valley Park Community Room. For more information, visit or

Courtney Mobley Accepted to Ashland University ASHLAND, OH - Courtney Mobley of Red House, WV, has been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2013. Mobley is a senior at Poca High School. Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report's National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university

conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educa-

tional experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens The Cigarette I don’t see my Aunt Claudia very much as we both go in different directions most of the time. I did however run into her at a grocery store in Milton. This reminds me of my very first cigarette. Now don’t get all judgmental on me. I think most of us have at least tried to smoke at least once in our lives. Well, I think it was a summer day and I was staying with my Grandma and my Aunt Claudia for awhile… and after supper we usually took a walk to the top of the hill on Buzzard Creek. The top of the hill was past my Grandma Carpenter’s brother Claro and his wife June’s house. Just a little past their house is a hill and when I was younger it seemed like a big hill. But since I have gotten older, the road has sunken in and it doesn’t seem such a high hill. Anyway, Claudia and I went walking one evening and she offered me a Pall Mall cigarette to smoke. Well, I thought ok, Mom and Dad won’t know and I used to roll some for my Dad every now and then. But he and my Mom smoked Bugular tobacco. It came in a blue package and had the papers on the front of the package. I did try to smoke that thing and Claudia said I had to inhale. Well, I did and I got so dizzy I thought I would spin and spin forever. I got sick and thought I was going to throw up. I really thought I was going to die… I really did. I never wanted to touch a cigarette ever again. I never liked smoking and it never got a-hold on me. But just that one decision to smoke could have been with me for life. The best thing to do is just don’t do it once and you won’t ever have to quit. While Claudia did offer me that smoke, I made the decision to take a puff. I think I was about 12 years old - old enough to know better. It was all my fault. I will never forget how sick I was and I tell the young people – don’t start smoking. It is not healthy and it is very hard to quit. I don’t think my Aunt Claudia smokes either. Anyway for all you young people out there - make good decisions and good things will come to you. Make bad decisions and bad things will come to you. Proverbs 20:11 - Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

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Ranch Chicken Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb) 1/4 cup ranch dressing 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs (any flavor) 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

By Christin Daugherty

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions: Dip chicken into dressing, then coat with bread crumbs. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until outside is golden brown and juice is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

WV Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program plans Spring Workshop SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announces that the spring Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop at North Bend State Park will be April 19-21, 2013. Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill but have never had the opportunity to try? Or, have you wanted to take up an outdoor sport but were afraid to purchase all the equipment and then find out later that you hated it? Then the West Virginia Becoming an Outdoors-Woman ( WV BOW ) Program is definitely for you! Women who are at least 18 years old can learn a new out-

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door skill. This spring, the BOW workshop will offer outdoor classes that include archery, biking, shooting, camping, fly tying, fishing, self-defense and outdoor cooking, to list a few. Registration is now open with a fee of $150 which covers lodging, some meals, and some class materials during the workshop. For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact WV BOW at 304-558-2771 or The registration form can be downloaded at w w w . w v d n r . g o v / hunting/bow.shtm.

March Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Kevin Zimmerman – March 5th Thelma Hutchinson Sharon Morrison Luke Norris (5 years old) – March 7th Corinthia Cunningham – (March 9th) Chelsea Grace Setliff (March 10th – 3 years old) Judy Hicks (March 12th) Kim Zimmerman (March 12th) Tony Setliff Jr. (March 13th – 29 years old) Andy “A.J.” Jones Sheila Rolfe Mary Adkins Dewey Lewis Marissa Sargent Dennis Bowen

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

Arron Chapman Austin Morrison Ed Adkins Walter Meadows Shirley Rolfe Clyde Bess Jr. Joyce Bostic Janit Bowen Alvie Clark Chad Clark Rebecca Copley Cookie Easter Mona Evans

Dear Readers, I would like to start off by thanking each and every one of you that responded to my question about bullying a couple of weeks ago. Your stories and advice were extremely helpful. Some were even down-right entertaining, and I most certainly will be using some of them as examples for my daughter the next time she encounters a bully of her own. In fact, this experiment was so successful - I think we should do it again! Ok, so here’s the deal: One of my close friends, and one that obviously doesn’t write into this column, is having some trouble with her man. It’s not the usual cheating/lying kind. No. Her problems are with drugs. Prescription drugs to be exact. You see, her man, whom she has been with for almost 9 years, has been addicted to pain pills almost the entire time they’ve been together. This is something that, while it has always been an issue, he has been able to maintain for the most part. That is, until now. Now, first of all, let me explain what I mean by “maintain”. While he has always enjoyed his drug of choice, he has also always man-

aged to keep a job, pay his portion of the bills, and help take care of their 2-year-old daughter. However, recently it has gotten so bad that now she is paying all the bills and taking care of the kid almost entirely by herself. There has even been some money missing from their bank account a time or two, which he has offered no explanation for. And while she loves this man dearly, she fears that if his problem gets any worse, she may come home one day to find that there is nothing left. Ok, now before you start to label this guy a good-fornothing-***, let me explain a little bit more about his addiction. In his defense, he has been in several car accidents that have caused him to have an extreme amount of constant back pain. Some of the accidents were his fault, some were not (he’s just really lucky, I guess!) The pain meds that he was given after his initial accident are what got this whole thing started in the first place. He has tried to quit numerous times, even doing so successfully a few of them. But, for someone that has an addiction such as this, the tiniest, little thing will set them off, and be-

The Putnam Standard fore you know it, they are back at it again. It’s not that he’s a bad person, and I think that, deepdown, he realizes that he has a problem. But this is an evil disease - one that will make excuses for you to do terrible things to the ones you love-like spending the rent money for a fix. That’s just my opinion. You are free to form your own, and I encourage you to do so. Now I know first-hand that this kind of addiction is something that affects MANY people in our community - too many actually. And I would love to know what your thoughts are on this subject! What do you think she should do? Kick him to the curb or tough it out? Does a relationship with already-broken trust even stand a chance? Is rehabilitation the right answer? Does it even work? Have you, or anyone you know, been in a similar situation? And please remember that all responses will be treated with the utmost discretion. I am the only one who reads them. Ok, now it’s your turn. I want to hear from YOU! Send me your advice or testimonial to christin@theputnamstand “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?” ― Bob Marley **The opinions of this column are solely the opinions of this individual writer and are not the opinions of the Putnam Standard or Cabell Standard newspapers. **

PCTC Career Day Putnam Career & Technical Center is sponsoring a Career Day for high school students, adult students and community members on Thursday, March 7th, at the PCTC in Eleanor. Area employers, labor unions and post-secondary school representatives will be in attendance to discuss career opportunities with all participants. All community members who

are seeking employment and/or post-secondary training are encouraged to attend. Times will be 8:50 until 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. It is suggested that participants dress appropriately and bring resumes with them for potential employers. There are no fees for this service which is a School-toWork activity.

WAVES FROM PAGE 1 loan through Putnam County Bank. Revenue from the wave pool will pay off the loan. Williamson thanked county

commissioners and the community for their continued support. He hopes to re-pay them all with a one-of-a-kind park.

Fresh waves aren’t the only new thing coming to the pool. Crews will also re-vamp parts of the aging putt-putt golf course. Williamson is excited to offer a new experience to residents and customers this year. “It’s going to be a fresh look all the way around,” he said. “We want to keep it exciting. I see us as a support for small businesses in the county, by bringing people in, who otherwise wouldn’t be here.” Williamson continued, “We are a window to Putnam County, and hopefully we’ll open that window by May 25th.”

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Putnam Charity Raffle Jess A. Kuhl is second time Winner Winfield resident Jess A. Kuhl hit the jackpot in the first drawing of the 5th annual Rotary charity raffle. Kuhl will receive a check for $500. This is Kuhl's second time to

win a Raffle jackpot. A year ago, Kuhl was the winner in the first drawing for the 4th Charity Raffle. Two more drawings are scheduled in the 2013 lottery, one on

March 12th for another $500 prize and a final drawing on April 9th for $1,000. The charity lottery generates funding for educational scholarships for Putnam students.

Program offers help to Problem Gamblers The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, the program that operates the statewide 1-800-GAMBLER help-line for problem gamblers and their loved ones, is offering a support group in Teays Valley to help individuals struggling with a gambling addiction. The agency, in conjunction with Fred Clark, offers therapy group sessions for one and a half hours a week for the duration of three months. Clark, a longtime

mental health therapist and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor, will facilitate the group. Through the 11 years of operating the 1-800-Gambler helpline, the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia has received nearly 10,000 calls from problem gamblers and their loved ones. One of the main reasons Teays Valley was chosen as a site for this type of treatment is the helpline receives many

calls from the Cabell, Kanawha, and Putnam county areas. Kathleen O'Neil, coordinator of this project for the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia said, "Teays Valley is in close proximity of where we receive calls from this threecounty area." Anyone who thinks they or a loved one may have a gambling problem is urged to call 1-800GAMBLER to find out more.

Hometown Lions Club The Lions Club is the oldest service organizations in the world. We, Hometown Lions Club are a small part of this organization of which we are proud to be a part of. As a club in Putnam County and small in number, we are very active in our community. Every year we hold eye screenings at every middle school in the county for the 6th grade classes of which there were 719 of which 168 of those were referred to a doctor for further evaluation and we were asked to screen the 2nd

graders this year of which we did 320. We hold an Easter Egg Hunt at Hometown Elementary School, an essay contest is held in May for the 5th grade students on what the flag means to me and the winner is given a $100.00 savings bond. We plant a tree or trees on Arbor Day at the school every year; we host the Putnam county homecoming in Winfield and have done so since 1988. We support the W.V. sight conservation Foundation where anyone who cannot afford surgeries and

meet the requirements they are sent to Morgantown with no cost to them, we also participate in the Poca Heritage Day and Buffalo Octoberfest. We are small in number and are looking for some good members who want to help others and aren’t afraid to meet new people and hard work, the pay is the satisfaction of helping others. If you would like to know more about us or another club in your area call 304-586-3614 and ask for George Woodrum.

West Virginia DNR announces Public Meetings to discuss Proposed Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Regulations SOUTH CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2013 hunting regulations for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear and boar, proposed 2014-2015 general hunting and trapping regulations, proposed amphibian and reptile regulations, and proposed

2014 fishing regulations. These meetings will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on March 18 and March 19, and the public is encouraged to attend. “The public meetings have been designed to use an ‘Open House’ format,’” said DNR Director Frank Jezioro. “This informal meeting style allows people to attend at their convenience during the scheduled meeting times, learn of proposed regulation changes, discuss these proposals with Wildlife Resources biologists

and Natural Resource Police Officers and comment on the proposed regulations and other wildlife-related issues.” As in the past, written comments from the public on these proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations will also be encouraged. Deadline for written comments is April 5, 2013. A local meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2013 in Milton at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park (Office Building).

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WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane “FAITH AND FUTURE” Thought for the week: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews; 11:1 (KJV) Sunshine this morning makes me think ahead, the small green blades of grass spiking up all around the yard, glisten in the sun as the wind blows, swaying them like dancers to and fro. Makes you think spring cannot be too far away. Have you ever thought, what if God decided not to have seasons, what if every day, week, month, year, was the SAME! The weather temperature, the trees stayed green, it stayed spring year round. We would have RAIN, only on Monday, Tuesday, CLOUDS Wednesday, Thursday, and SUN on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday, week after week. Would there be much conversation about the weather? May be easy to plan your days, but how boring with no change. Genesis; 1:14 And God said. Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years. God knew what He was doing and still does today; it is WE that do not have the faith to trust in the future, life is to be lived everyday and enjoyed. “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in everyday’’!! Unknown So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of GOD. Romans 10:17 Sharing some fun March trivia questions with you: DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR MORNING COFFEE? Out of 1607 votes - 509 yes; 295 no. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD? Out of 4213 votes - 1508 yes; 403 no. HAVE YOU EVER LIED ABOUT YOUR AGE? Out of 2117 votes - 689 yes; 370 no. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE BAD BREATH OR NOSE HAIR? Out of 1613 votes - 507 nose hair; 300 bad breaths. Aren’t you glad God made you the way you are, and happy He made the world the way it is? If we tried to change it each individually, what a mess it would be. And he said unto them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his power. Acts 1:7. Daylight saving time changes March 10th this year - mans law to save time / is it saving you time for the future? Prayer: Our Father in heaven, thank you for creating us, now guide each to trust you with our future. Amen

Spring Forward: Check Your Detectors! Daylight Savings Time (DST) starts Sunday, March 10. DST is a good time to observe the long-standing “Change Your Clock Change Your Battery” program, created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). This campaign reminds everyone as they set their clocks ahead

for DST, it’s also a great time to test and to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It’s quick and easy---and it could save your life! For more information, please visit: learning-center/firesafety/Pages/default.aspx

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YOUTHS FROM PAGE 1 Twenty-ninth Judicial Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers was elated. Stowers has presided over hundreds of cases. He’s watched youthful offenders fail and succeed. “The toughest part of my job was seeing juveniles before this program,” he said. “I knew I’d see them in orange - when they’re headed to the penitentiary, it breaks your heart.” Now, teens have an alternative to jail. County and state departments are reaping benefits. This program has saved the state nearly $2 million on in-patient drug treatment costs, not to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars in incarceration costs, said Stowers. But, more than money, it’s about saving the lives of children and their families. “This is the part of the job where you see you’ve helped to affect a generation of people,” the chief circuit judge said. “We’re really blessed to have had a real impact in turning around a number of students and families.” The program provides participants something more than a way out of drug addiction: it

up - there are people out here who care.” Jordan and others are available for help. To receive help, encouragement and advice, call the area’s anonymous tip line at (304) 741-2473 or (304) 741-

Turning lives around - The Putnam Juvenile Drug Court team poses for a picture during its two-year anniversary. Photo by Justin Waybright paves the way of encouragement, hope and a future that would otherwise be nonexistent. Drug Court Therapist Tammy Kowaleski realizes the gravity of what her team does. “A lot of time this is the only thing you see them [participants] successful in,” she said. “Graduation is emotional - it’s a six-to-nine-month journey.” Smiles covered the face of Putnam Cpl. Will Jordan. This sheriff’s deputy is on the front-line of the youth drug epidemic. He oversees more than

20 county schools. Jordan is proud of the new program. “We’re seeing the other side of helping these kids - it’s not about putting them in jail - it’s about giving them help - many are crying out for help,” he said. “This world is fast-paced and cruel, and kids are going to make mistakes, but it’s not about being hard on them - it’s about being fair.” Jordan holds more than 15 years in law enforcement. Twelve of those have been

served in area schools. His position becomes more than a job when he sees success: hope in otherwise hopeless situations. “It’s a great enjoyment to see them [students] walk out of here, completing the program and holding their heads high,” said Jordan. The law enforcement veteran leaves a message for area students. “Don’t give up,” he said, humbly. “I know times might be hard, but life is too short to give

“We’re seeing the other side of helping these kids - it’s not about putting them in jail - it’s about giving them help - many are crying out for help.” —Putnam Cpl.Will Jordan 6733. These lines can also be used to report drug activity. The Putnam Juvenile Drug Court is funded through donations and support from the community. To help change a life, make donations into the “Putnam Juvenile Drug Court Boosters” account at Rock Branch Bank.

International Student Center Opens at West Virginia State University INSTITUTE, WV – A new International Student Center recently opened on the campus of West Virginia State University. Located at 200 Curtis Complex,

the Center serves as a gathering place for the international students who attend WVSU. M.D. Rahman, president of the International Student Association


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

at WVSU, said that he hopes the Center will serve as a home away from home for those who have traveled so far to continue their studies in West Virginia. “We want to highlight how truly diverse this campus is,” said Dr. Ali Ziyati, coordinator of WVSU’s International Studies Programs. “We also like to learn and share our cultural taste with each other and with our community.” The opening of the Center is one of several actions taken at WVSU recently to promote and encourage international students to study in Institute. In January, an orientation ses-

sion for international students was held as classes resumed for the spring semester. This was the first such orientation. “We wanted to take time to welcome our new international students and ensure that they have meaningful experiences at WVSU and in West Virginia,” Ziyati said. The Center is an extension of that mission, giving international students a place to gather and converse, or to simply check the international football scores, Ziyati added. It will also give international students a place to plan to get to know their new surroundings bet-

ter. “I have spoken to many students who would like to experience other facets of what West Virginia has to offer,” Rahman said. One of the first outings organized for international students was held Saturday, Feb. 16, as students stepped out from the WVSU campus to tour the state capitol building and culture center before taking in lunch at Charleston’s Bluegrass Kitchen. Other activities for international students will take place throughout the semester. The International Student Center is open Monday-Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Friday from noon to 2 p.m. West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute,W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.

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County Discusses Budgets, Projects By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - Commissioners discussed progress on some of the county’s potential economic drivers, during their Feb. 26 meeting. Valley Park is a longtime staple for family fun. Construction crews have moved tons of dirt in an effort to make Putnam County Parks and Recreation Director Scott Williamson’s vision become reality. Before he and county leaders can realize the full potential of the park, the wave pool must be addressed. It comes down to support and money to make this happen. Williamson spoke to commissioners during county agency budget hearings. Virtually every agency representative requested increases, citing tough economic conditions, inflation, raises and expensive projects.

“We had tough times last year, and we never want to go through that again,” he said. “We’re trying to be self-sustainable as a business model so we can grow and expand.” The park continues to grow. County Administrator Brian Donat seemed pleased with its progress. “Much of the roads and sidewalk is complete, and they are trying to plant shrubbery” he said. “Now, it’s pretty much at a standstill because winter is here, which makes it tough to finish everything.” Both Donat and Williamson hope to have the wave pool and other park upgrades complete by swim season. Another potential driver for the county is the business park. The quick progress of the FL Smidth-Ludowici building has built anticipation for county leaders. “There are a lot of good things happening out there,” said Gary

Walton, director of the Putnam County Development Authority. “I’d like to see them get moved in.” Walton has high hopes for the business park. He is working hard to take advantage of its potential. “I’ve talked to someone, and they’re coming tomorrow to look at the property on the south-side of 35,” said Walton. “They’re definitely interested.” To amplify the appeal of the open plots in the park, county leaders scheduled a public hearing to adopt a resolution, shifting the land into a TIF district. After receiving approval from commissioners and the state development office, the county can extend utilities in the area. Walton and others believe the addition of utilities will draw new businesses into the park. John Stump, attorney with Steptoe and Johnson explained the plan. “The inclusion within the TIF

district does not raise anyone’s taxes,” he said. “We’ll need $3 million of financing if not more, and hopefully we can go ahead and get approval - we can do more infrastructure and growth out there and won’t have to go back through the application process.” Commissioner Steve Andes made a motion to schedule a hearing on the issue at 10 a.m., March 26. The commission approved. Donat spoke about another long-anticipated county project: the new animal shelter. “They’re putting steel up in the building and most of the earthwork is done,” he said. “They still got to do some drain-work, but we’ll see it move fast - we’ll see a lot of progress there.” Commissioner President Joe Haynes added, “It’s dramatic to see the steel going up.” In other news, leaders of Scott Depot Christ Fellowship updated commissioners on their

expansion progress. The church’s new addition is partly complete, but before the full plan is finished, church officials must close an unused road, adjacent to the property. “Looking at the addition, we’re hoping to double the enrollment at the childcare center,” said Chad Pauley, pastor at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship. “The church was given property by AEP, which we hope to use for additional parking - before we can do this, we must have the roadway abandoned.” Commissioners seemed on board with approving the request. “If this is the case, I don’t see any problem,” said Commissioner Joe Haynes. The action will not affect abutting properties, said County Attorney Jennifer Scragg-Karr. The Putnam County Commission meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, unless otherwise announced.

Cleaner Image, New Event By Justin Waybright

POCA - Town leaders focused on cleaning up the area during the Feb. 25th council meeting. Trash cans, garbage bags and the new rail road park made up much of the discussion. A resident spoke about garbage, an issue giving the town a bad image. “There are trash cans in the middle of the street, and there

are some real inconsiderate people in town,” he said. “Sometimes you got to walk out in the road to avoid them.” Mayor Jim Caruthers and council members are aware of the ongoing issue. “We brought it up to Waste Management,” Caruthers said. “It’s just common decency to pull them back.” He continued, “It’s the owner’s responsibility.” Councilmember Veronica Dale Parkins added, “I’ve seen

some [trash cans and bags] stay until the next pick up.” The council took action. The town will soon send requests to the owners of the garbage in the problem areas. Next, Caruthers updated the council on the progress of the community park, near the rail road. Recently, crews set poles and backboards for the basketball court. More work still needs done, the mayor said. “We’re going to try and get

Food Bank Elects New Officers names Executive Director The Board of Directors of the Huntington Area Food Bank elected new officers at their regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. New officers are: Debra Johnson-Tourigny, president; Kelli Williams, president-elect; Ann Kipp, treasurer; and David Kesling, secretary. “I think the food bank makes an important contribution to the community,” Johnson-Tourigny said. “I’m excited about my new role and look forward to continuing the good work.” Dale Loy and Mary Anne

Mickel both retired from the board. They were given emeritus status and thanked for their many years of service to the food bank. The board also named Tiffany Tatum as executive director. Tatum has been working as interim executive director since October. “I am excited about the opportunity presented to me,” Tatum said. “I am committed to fulfilling the vision of the Huntington Area Food Bank and look forward to working with Debra and

a revitalized Board of Directors.” Tatum is a licensed CPA and holds a Masters in Business from Marshall University, where she also received bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Tatum has been working with non-profit organizations for more than 10 years. Earlier this month, Erin Highlander and Katie Quinonez were named Director of Development and Assistant Director of Development respectively. They had been working in interim positions since October.

the parking area there and some mulch,” he said. “The kids keep asking, ‘when is our court going to be done?’” In other news, councilmember William “Wimpy” Jones said he is nearly done with the new town signs. Jones has been working on them in an effort to spruce up Poca. “I hope to have the signs done next week,” he said. Council members ended the meeting, learning of a major event coming to Poca, in April.

Members of the Poca High School DECA Club are working to host a 5k walk and run with entertainment from national recording artist Landau Murphy. Plans are not concrete yet. DECA members are still trying to secure Murphy for the event. “We’d be glad to work with them on what we can,” said Caruthers. Stay tuned to the Putnam Standard as this event develops.

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Putnam Farmers’ Market gearing up for 2013 Season The Putnam Farmers’ Market is gearing up for another fantastic season and is presently accepting vendor applications from growers, producers and craftsmen within a 50-mile radius of Winfield, WV. The market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in May and October, and Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during peak production months of June, July, August and September. The market is located at Hurricane City Park, Rt. 34, next to the water reservoir. For the past two years, the

Putnam Farmers’ Market has been voted top market in the state in American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest small market category, and in 2012 was second in the nation. The market is a great one stop shopping experience offering the highest quality local foods. The market also features the work of a few artisans who display juried one-of-a-kind items. Throughout the season, the market offers a variety of community events including free activities for children, a Chopped cook-off competition, musical entertainment, garden-

ing and cooking demonstrations. The City of Hurricane pro-

vides the location for the family-friendly market, noting that it tangibly enhances the quality

of life in the community. It is an environment where growers can interact with and engage customers in a living sustainable food-shed reality. Anyone interested in participating in the 2013 market season as a vendor or volunteer can find additional information on the market website at m. Additional contact information includes email: Putnam_Farmers_Market@mail .com, address: Putnam Farmers’ Market, P.O. Box 351, Hurricane, WV 25526, or phone no.: (304)924-1736.

Pick the cover for special issue of Wonderful West Virginia Magazine SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV It’s time to vote again in West Virginia, not for a candidate, but for the cover of a special issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine. The June 2013 issue, in conjunction with West Virginia’s sesquicentennial celebration, will feature dozens of photographs submitted by readers for a “Day in the Life of West Virginia” issue. From those photographs, four have been chosen by magazine staff as potential covers for the issue. The public is encouraged to pick a favorite and vote on the final choice. The cover finalists were cho-

sen from among nearly 5,000 photographs submitted by about 1,000 people who participated in the magazine’s planned photographic tribute, “A Day in the Life of West Virginia.” On Sept. 15, 2012, the public was asked to take photographs across the state at different times of the day depicting the people, events and places that make the state special. The best will be published in the June 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia. It will be the first all-photograph issue of the magazine in more than 25 years. “The idea started as a photo

contest because we were trying to develop ideas that would encourage involvement by the general public,” said Wonderful West Virginia publisher Bryan Hoffman, Chief of Administration for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, which publishes the monthly full-color magazine. “Someone said we had done something similar in the mid1980s that was very successful. We looked up that issue and decided to go with the ‘Day in the Life of West Virginia’ idea because it was the state’s 150th anniversary. We had so many great pictures submitted that

we couldn’t decide on just one for the cover, so we’re asking for help from our readers and the public.” Votes can be cast on the newly redesigned Wonderful West Virginia magazine Web page at The cover choices include two children sitting outside on a wooden chair, a large flock of chickens in a rural setting, two backpackers with their dog on a country trail, and a group of colorful West Virginia-grown vegetables. The voting will end March 8, 2013. Wonderful West Virginia is

the state's premier showpiece magazine and is published monthly by the Division of Natural Resources. Wonderful West Virginia showcases "the best of West Virginia" with breath-taking photographs and intriguing articles about nature, state history, recreation, art, and interesting people. It is available at most magazine outlets and by subscription. Subscriptions are one year for $18 or two years for $36. Gift subscriptions also are available. Call 1-800-CALL-WVA or subscribe online at

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Vendors and Entertainers

Gas Station is no more - Workers with Raynes and Sons Excavation demolish the old gas station, near the Teays Valley/Winfield exit. Photo by Justin Waybright

The Eighth Annual St. Albans Founder’s Day on Olde Main Plaza will be held in St. Albans, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm. We are looking for Vendors, Entertainers, Clubs, Organizations and units that might be interested in participating in the parade that will begin at 10 am on Saturday morning or other groups who might like to join us on Saturday. If you are interested you can locate an application and other information by going to the following website: http://www.stalbans If you have any questions call Margaret Bassett 304-395-0155, Pat McClure 304-722-0123 or Ellen MillsPauley 304-757-7189 or 304-760-5244. The theme this year is: “St. Albans (Phillipi) and the New State of West Virginia.” Some of our activities will include the following; 7:30 pm Friday, May 10, 2013 – Free Movie – Alban Arts and Conference Center The movie is The Horse Soldier with John Wayne, William Holden and Constance Towers.

8:00 to Noon Saturday, May 11, 2013 - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church “B” Street – Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast. 10 a.m. - Saturday morning, May 11, 2013 – Parade begins – Units assemble in front of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Sixth Avenue and Park Street. Saturday afternoon – We will be joined by Mary Todd Lincoln (JoAnn Peterson, Kingwood, WV) one of the History Alive Re-enactors from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

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.)

West Virginia Postcard Project GLENVILLE, WV - The West Virginia State Folk Festival is seeking participation in a new creative arts event called the West Virginia Postcard Project. Participants will receive a custom 4-by-6-inch postpaid postcard on which to create a greeting that expresses the images and ideals

of Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Drawing, painting, photography, collage, stories, poetry, songs - any sort of artwork or writing is welcome. West Virginia residents and visitors of all ages are invited to participate. During the 2013 West Vir-

ginia State Folk Festival, held June 20-23 in Glenville, the postcards will be arranged in a fabulous public display of West Virginia’s thriving creative culture. Later, the postcards will become traveling exhibits that will make their way around the state, appearing at art

galleries, libraries, exhibit halls, college campuses, heritage centers, and government buildings. Individuals can participate for a $5 donation. School, church, 4-H, senior citizen, and other groups can participate at a substantial discount. All proceeds from the

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Why “Bitter Clingers” bitterly cling

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

Foreigners – and some Americans - often marvel at our resistance to gun control. It seems such an alien concept to them, to hang on so dearly to something they see as uncivilized and outdated. “Bitter clingers” as we've been described. I'll tell you why. It is ingrained into our national soul. It is something we fought for from Day One and would be as easy to remove as a single gene from one's DNA. Much of the earliest violence in

the Revolutionary War was gunconfiscation related. It was a common British theme throughout the war, first to prevent, later to quash the rebellion by disarming the populace. One of the more notable early gun-confiscation-related atrocities was when the British burned modern-day Portland, Maine (it was called Falmouth and it was part of Massachusetts then) to the ground, leaving hundreds homeless in 1775 The British Navy sailed into port, demanding everyone turn over their firearms and swear allegiance to King George. The townsfolk did neither, so the British destroyed the city by fire. That legacy lives on today in Portland Maine, the city's motto is Resurgam (Latin for “Will rise again”) and the city seal depicts a Phoenix rising from the ashes. It was acts like these that led to the following accusation against King George III in the Declaration of Independence “he has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns and destroyed the lives of our people.” It wasn't just at Portland (Falmouth). This “disarm the populace” policy was repeated throughout the colonies. That is why our founding fathers created the Second Amend-

Trout Report The following waters were stocked with trout recently: Back Fork of Elk River, Bear Rocks Lake, Blackwater River, Buckhannon River, Buffalo Fork Lake, Burnsville Tailwaters, Camp Creek, Conaway Run Lake, Curtisville Lake, Deer Creek (Pocahontas), Desert Fork, Dog Run Lake, East Fork Greenbrier River, East River, Elk River, Greenbrier River, Hills Creek, Horseshoe Run, Indian Creek, Indian Rock Lake, Left Fork of Right Fork Buckhannon River, Little Beaver Lake, Little Kanawha Headwaters, Little River East Fork Greenbrier River, Long Marsh Run, Mash Fork, Mason Lake, Mash Fork of Camp Creek, Meadow Creek of New River, Mill Creek

Reservoir, Mill Run of Back Creek, Milligan Creek. Mountwood Park Lake, North Fork of Fishing Creek, Panther Creek, Paw Paw Creek, Poorhouse Pond, Potts Creek, R.D. Bailey Tailwaters, Red Creek, Rich Creek, Right Fork of, Buckhannon River, Right Fork of Little Kanawha Headwaters, Rockhouse Lake, Rollins Lake, South Fork of Cherry River, South Fork of Fishing Creek, South Fork of Potts Creek, Spruce Laurel Fork, Stonewall Jackson Tailwaters, Sugar Creek, Summersville Tailwaters, Summit Lake, Sutton Tailwaters, Tilhance Creek, Tuscarora Creek, West Fork of Twelvepole, Wheeling Creek and Whiteday Creek.

ment. They also understood the power of words, which were equally important in their quest for freedom. Imagine it's Dec. 1776 and you're in the Continental Army, which barely escaped annihilation on Long Island, hounded by the British through New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. The war is all but lost. It's snowing and you and everybody else is barefoot because your boots wore completely out weeks or months ago. You're crowded together with your fellow soldiers around a fire that doesn't keep you warm – just alive. A soldier from headquarters walks up to your fire, pulls a piece of paper from his pocket and reads “from His Excellency General Washington. This was written by Tom Paine. Take heed... 'These are the times that try men's souls... Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.” Thomas Paine's essay, “The Crisis” literally motivated every man in Washington's Army to perform almost superhuman feats and endure unspeakable suffering during that brutal barefoot march on ice-covered roads during a blinding snowstorm. They crossed not only the icy Delaware River at night, but two other rivers they actually had to

wade waist-deep in the icy water to get across, to annihilate the Hessian army at Trenton. Some actually died of exhaustion, but within a mere week, there would be more night marches down ice-covered roads and treacherous rivers and streams. That and two more desperate battles. Two more impossible victories. Paine could eloquently express his ideas of freedom with powerful, but basic English. It's a rare gift that he used to save the Revolution twice with “Common Sense” and “The Crisis” (he would write many more such essays throughout the war). Yet, the words of this man who shares my last name (the Paynes and Paines are the same family) are timeless and have nearly as much relevancy today as they did then. In “The Crisis,” Paine addresses gun control in a way that resonates today, because he specifically addresses people willingly relinquishing their rights to bear arms. He urges people not to turn in their firearms to the British in hopes the British rulers will be then merciful. They will, he said, only find defenselessness and ruin. Willingly disarming one's self, upon request of the government,

Paine argues, is no different than a forcible confiscation. Instead of mercy, it brings only a state of defenselessness, not only against the British overlords, but those Americans still armed. “The cunning of the fox,” Paine writes, “is as murderous as the violence of the wolf and we ought to guard equally against both. (British General) Howe's first object is, partly by threats and partly by promises to terrify or seduce the people to deliver up their arms and receive mercy.” Then Paine brilliantly says one of the most profound statements I've ever read, a statement that sums up every argument ever conceived to support the right of a free people to bear arms: “Mutual fear is the principle link in the chain of mutual love,” Paine writes. “Howe is mercifully inviting you to barbarous destruction, and men must be either rogues or fools that will not see it. I dwell not upon the vapors of imagination, I bring reason to your ears and, in language as plain as 'A, B, C,' hold up truth to your eyes.” More than two centuries later, Paine is still holding that truth to our eyes. Contact David Payne at

Outdoor roundup The Outdoor Channel's “Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming,” will be featuring West Virginia waters again this year. During the season premiere, which aired in January, featured fishing at Pipestem. It's a national show, but largely done by West Virginians, including Fleming. I've been fishing several times with the show's executive producer, Bubba Holt, although he wasn't executively producing anything in those days. Here is a list of some West-Virginia-theme upcoming episodes: • March 10 week, West Virginia Grand Slam. • March 17 week, Cast ‘n’ Blast at Lodge of Chama (New Mexico) Part 1, featuring West Virginia coal miner Sonny Fleming. • Week of March 24 – Cast ‘n’ Blast Part 2. • Week of April 14 – WVU Basketball Coach Bob Huggins and his daughter Jacque fish the Potomac with Curtis and his daughter Laken; it’s a father/daughter show. • Week of April 28 – Eastern Panhandle Fishing. • Week of May 5 – Cast ‘n’

Blast on the Greenbrier River. • Week of May 12 – Elk Springs Resort (Randolph County) The West Virginia Department of Commerce is a presenting sponsor of the show. That's one reason the show is so West-Virginia-heavy, coupled with the fact that when you give a bunch of West Virginians a fishing show, they are going to fish the best waters, which are obviously in West Virginia. I am so grateful to these guys for all the day, offsetting some of the damage “Buckwild” does to our state. Now in its 10th season, “Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming” boasts a viewership of nearly 1 million viewers per episode. Another reason I thank God I live in West Virginia: The House of Delegates unanimously, I repeat, unanimously, passed a bill that would prohibit the restriction on lawful use of firearms and ammunition during a declared state of emergency. This was a response to gun confiscation by New Orleans police during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, but it also sends a nice “don't tread on me” message to the rest of the

nation. It's actually one of several gunrights bills in the House right now. The House Roads and Transportation Committee recently approved a bill that would make it lawful for those with concealed carry permits to store their guns in cars parked on Capitol grounds. House Bill 2560 would provide exceptions to the prohibition of the possession of deadly weapons on school grounds. House Bill 2580 would make invalid any future federal, state or local statutes concerning firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is planning its annual “Becoming and Outdoors-Woman Workshop” at North Bend State Park April 19 – 21. The program offers classes that include archery, biking, shooting, camping, fly-tying, fishing, selfdefense and outdoor cooking. Registration is now open with a fee of $150 which covers lodging, some meals, and some class materials during the workshop. For more information or to register for the workshop, call (304) 5582771.


The Putnam Standard Across 1. Eye 5. “Cast Away” setting 9. Auctioneer’s word 14. Catch 15. Musical sign 16. Cancel 17. Robin 19. African language 20. Moray, e.g. 21. Wading birds 22. With an exceptionally dry humor 23. Spouse’s male child by a former marriage 25. Bake, as eggs 26. Basic unit of money in Romania 27. ___ gin fizz 28. Blubber 31. Personified 35. Parkinson’s treatment (hyphenated) 37. Alternative to a fence 38. Preserved, in a way 40. Brews 41. Money in the bank, say 43. Burial 45. Big Apple attraction, with “the” 46. Emcee 48. “Comprende?” 49. Acquiesce 51. Roller ___ 55. Plywood layer 57. Event attended by Cin-

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derella 58. “___ we having fun yet?” 59. “Gladiator” setting 60. Sailboat with twin hulls 62. Located in a specific place 63. Assist, in a way 64. One teaspoon, maybe 65. Cantankerous 66. “___ #1!” (contraction) 67. Hasenpfeffer, e.g.

Down 1. Baddies 2. Receive 3. Big dipper 4. “Chicago” lyricist 5. Frozen in 6. Assassinated 7. Amount to make do with 8. Lizard, old-style 9. Messenger of God archangel 10. Broadcasting (hyphenated) 11. Cushion inside shoe 12. “Darn it!” 13. Overabundance 18. Stage item 22. First name? 24. Batter’s position 25. Cold shower? 27. Restrict

29. Airy 30. Strong fiber 31. Mosque V.I.P. 32. Barely beat, with “out” 33. Clickers 34. Come to mind 36. Women, slang 39. Barren

42. Filamentous 44. Camelot, to Arthur 47. “___ the fields we go” 50. “The Maids” playwright 51. Handle the food for a party 52. Divination deck


53. Clear, as a disk 54. Extend, in a way 55. Gigantic 56. Ashtabula’s lake 57. Honey 60. Aviary sound 61. Infomercials, e.g.

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CHRIS ADKINS Mr. Chris Adkins, 53, of St. Albans, died Feb. 16, 2013, at home. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Adkins family.

GERALDINE "GERRY" PRIDEMORE ADKINS Geraldine "Gerry" Pridemore Adkins, 68, of Culloden, passed away February 21, 2013, at Broadmore Assisted Living, Hurricane. Born October 31, 1944, in Griffithsville, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Pridemore and Lucille Stowers Pridemore Kiser. Gerry was a 1962 graduate of Hamlin High School and was a retired office manager from Huntington Motor Sales. She also worked as a former agent with Payne and Donahoe Insurance Specialists. She attended the Main Street Church of Christ, Hurricane. Surviving are her husband, Gary P. Adkins; her brothers, Virgil Jr. (Bonnie) of Wake Forest, N.C., Terry (Bobbie) of Warner Robins, Ga., and David (Kathleen) of St. Cloud, Fla.; uncle, Merlin (Darlena) Stowers, of Charleston; as well as one niece and four nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, February 25, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Minister Doug Minton officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. 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.

MRS. FRIEDERICKE BAILEY Mrs. Friedericke Bailey, 80, of Hometown, passed away February 22, 2013, in CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. She was born June 25, 1932, in Czechoslovakia, to the late Wenzel and Albine Pfaffel. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hershell Bailey; son, Jerry Bailey; daughter, Renate Bernges; son-in-law, Wolfgung Bernges; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Bailey. She is survived by her son, Gearry of Winfield; brother, Franz and wife, Demi Pfaffel of Germany; granddaughters, Kayla Bailey of Winfield and Petra Gamradt of Germany; grandson, Caleb Bailey of Winfield; and great-granddaughter, Gabi Gamradt of Germany. Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker and a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Private services were held; entombment was at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests donations are sent to the Union Mission PO Box 112 Charleston, WV 25321. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Bailey family.

JOSEPH ALLEN BIAS Joseph Allen Bias, 40, of St. Albans, formerly of Milton, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Joseph was a hard worker in many different fields throughout his life. He was a graduate of Milton High School. Joseph loved to travel, meet new people and learn new trades. He was of the Christian Faith and was a loving brother, uncle and good friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Sue Bias; grandparents, Raleigh and Violet Hineman and Froud and Josephine Mullins; and brother, Bruce Bias, Jr. He is survived by his sisters, Tamera (Jason) Morgan of St. Albans and Tina (Mike) Amerson of Milton; brother, Bruce Bias of Texas; niece, Ashley Peggs (Micah) of St. Albans; and nephew, Joseph Morgan of Milton. A private family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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GARY PAUL BOURN II Corinthians 5:8: "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord." On February 20, 2013, Gary Paul Bourn was ushered into the presence of his Savior at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital after a longfought battle with myotonic dystrophy. He was preceded in death by his brother, John J. Bourn II; paternal grandparents, John B. Bourn and Hallie Meadows Bourn; maternal grandparents, James Harlin Skidmore and Dollie Davis Skidmore. He was born September 5, 1958, in Gassaway, a son of John J. Bourn and Flossie Helen Skidmore Bourn. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Barbara Legg Bourn; one son, Anthony Marshall Bourn of Lynchburg, Va.; and two stepdaughters, Laura and Christy Bourn of Milton. Gary was an avid NASCAR fan, an NRA member and defender of the Second Amendment. He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Huntington and claimed by Fellowship Baptist Church in Barboursville. Gary was a 1976 graduate of Nitro High School. He attended Bob Jones University and was a graduate of Liberty University. He was a loving husband and father who will be sorely missed. A special thanks to the staff and physicians at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 23, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, by Dr. Glenn Mathews, the Rev. John Bourn, Dr. John Duffy and Dr. Jerry Warren. Entombment was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 900 Lee St E., Suite 1010, Charleston, WV 25301. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

CECIL EDWARD COURTS, SR Cecil Edward Courts Sr., 92, of Culloden, passed away Feb. 20, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. He was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Cabell County, a son of the late John William Courts Sr. and Eliza Jane Ackers Courts. At 20 years old he started the first taxi service in Milton. Cecil was Vice President of Courts Motors in Hurricane. He was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Neumeyer Courts; one son, Johnnie Eugene Courts; three sisters; and two brothers.

The Putnam Standard He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Rodney Culp of Milton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil Jr. and Peggy Courts of Hurricane, and Ray and Sharon Courts of Spring Hill, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren, Lesa Courts, Chris Courts, Scott Culp, Eric Courts, Dee Dee Culp Kisor, Kimberly Courts Beetz, Brian Courts, Johnna Courts Hayes, Marc Courts, Raymond Courts Jr., Melody Courts Rice, Dustin Courts, Cecilia Courts and Constance Courts; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

MARY PERRY CLARK Mary Perry Clark, 84, of St. Albans died Feb. 21, 2013. Services were held Monday, Feb. 25, at Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans. Burial was in the park. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, assisted the family with arrangements. Robert Sanford Luckenbill III Robert Sanford Luckenbill III, 54, of Poca died Feb. 18, 2013. There were no services. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted to handle the arrangements. Veda Phelps Veda Phelps, 79, of St. Albans died Feb. 23, 2013. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans was in charge of arrangements.

ALEASHIA MARLENA HART Ms. Aleashia Marlena Hart, 32, of Huntington, formerly of St. Albans, passed away February 23, 2013. Aleashia was a graduate of Winfield High School and attended church with her mother, who loved her unconditionally. She was baptized at Bluestone. She sang duets with her mother and now she sings with the angels. She was preceded in death by her father, Brian Keith Shafer; and her aunt, Renee, who awaits her in heaven. She is survived by her mother, Trisha Hart; children, Emily Richmond and baby; younger brother, Brian Keith Shafer Jr.; and playmate and cousin, Tyler Shafer. She is also survived by a host of aunts and uncles. A tribute to the life of Aleashia was held Thursday, February 28, at Rose of Sharon Church, St. Albans, with Pastor B.J. Roberts officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Hart family.

JOSEPH "JOE" W. HILL Joseph "Joe" W. Hill, 66, of Tyler Mountain, went to be at peace on February 25, 2013. He retired from the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center after 32 years. He loved to watch NASCAR, WVU football and basketball and the San Francisco 49ers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Golden and Alma Hill; and brother, Johnny Hill. Joe is survived by his brothers, James Hill of Tyler Mountain, Donald J. Hill Sr. of Cross Lanes, Rodney Hill and wife, Jenny, of Nitro and Duffy Wells of Leon; sister, Nancy Hill of Dunbar; and a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial was at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

LLOYD GENE HILL Lloyd Gene Hill, 76, of Hurricane, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Hospice of Huntington after a short illness. As a longtime member of the Teamsters Union, he drove for more than 20 years for Mason Dixon Tank Lines out of St. Albans and Conoco Trucking out of Parkersburg before retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Hobert and Golda Hill; first wife, Barbara Hill; and second wife of 35 years, Uneeda C. Hill. He is survived by his children, Sherry Tedrow, Marty Hill, Melody Linkous and Bob Harper; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, February 22, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane, with the Rev. David R. Bess officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Visit to share memories or express condolences.

KENNETH D. HOLDREN Mr. Kenneth D. Holdren, 53, of St. Albans, died Feb. 17, 2013. Services were held Friday, Feb. 22, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

REBA NEAL MATHENEY Reba Neal Matheney, 92, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Reba was born July 11, 1920, in Indore. She was a daughter of the late Ruben Henderson and Ida Brown Neal. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Russell Matheney; two brothers; and two sisters. She was a graduate of Clay County High School and a resident of St. Albans for more than 58 years. She was an employee of Thomas Memorial Hospital and retired in 1983.


The Putnam Standard She is survived by her daughters, Dixie Karen (James) Conley of Belpre, Ohio, and Judy (Terrence) O'Brien of Northbrook, Ill.; son, James E. Matheney (Denise Copley, who was also her caregiver) of St. Albans; her 103year-old sister, Esta Handshaw of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. Memorial services were held Thursday, February 28, at Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum Chapel, St. Albans, with Pastor Mike Hager officiating. The family requests that donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309. You may also share online condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

NOLA ELLASTINE MCDADE Nola Ellastine McDade, 77, of Leon, died Feb. 24, 2013. Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

BETTY JUNE RISK MURAD Betty June Risk Murad of Scott Depot died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, after a short illness at Hubbard Hospice, Charleston. She was born in Kanawha City to the late Joseph and Bonnie Silva

Risk. Betty had worked throughout the Charleston area for many years and most recently worked for Tudor's Biscuit World, Teays Valley. She most enjoyed cooking for her family during visits and holidays. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille, Jo Ann and Nancy; and a brother, Nicky. Surviving are her daughters, Vona Miller of Reisterstown, Md., Becky Armstrong of Scott Depot and Connie Faustini of Waldorf, Md.; siblings, John Risk, Helen Jordan, Thomas Risk, Jenny Dolan and Marie Earley; grandchildren, Tony J. Crist, Jennifer S. Sipe and Donnie M. Armstrong; and great-grandchildren, Lily, Cameron, Anthony, Andrew, Keller and Kaine. Services were held Saturday, February 23 at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. David Bess officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family asks that donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

VEDA L. PHELPS Veda L. Phelps, 79, of St. Albans, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She was born January 13, 1934, in Nitro, a daughter of Herbert and Louise Rhodes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Phelps; sister, Elizabeth Ellen Rhodes; and brother, Herbert A. "Sonny" Rhodes.

She retired from Mountaineer Gas Company after 22 years of service. She was presently the receptionist with C&O Motors, St. Albans. Veda was an active member of Twin City Bible Church, Nitro. She was always willing to give her time, talents and help to others. She was a loving person who will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memories are her children, Debra Dickerson and her husband, Walter, of Nitro, Pam Hall and her fiancé, Bob Alonso, of Clarksburg and James K. Phelps II and his wife, Debra, of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Amy McGrew of Charleston, Mark A. Hall II and his wife, Wendy, of Teays Valley, Justin Hall of St. Albans, Jason Hall and Carla Johnston of Teays Valley and James K. Phelps III and Joshua Phelps, both of Orlando, Fla.; greatgrandchildren, Alex, Steven, Shane, Mark "Trey" and Dylan; sister, Lynn Russell and her husband, Tim, of St. Albans; brother, Gary Rhodes and his wife, Joyce, of Jacksonville, Fla.; special extended family, Tony Alonso and family, Todd and Christina Alonso and family, Tish Alonso and Jenny Campbell and family and Patty Alonso; and a host of friends and her church family. Celebration of Veda's was held Wednesday, February 27, at Twin City Bible Church, Nitro, with Pastor Scott Bandy officiating. Entombment was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

Tuesday,March 5,2013 – Page 13 JANET SUE ROBINSON Janet Sue Robinson, 74, of St. Albans, passed away February 20, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was born June 7, 1938, in St. Albans, and was a daughter of Glenn A. and Sylvia J. Campbell Robinson, both of whom preceded her in death. Janet was retired from Mountaineer International, where she had worked for over 20 years. She attended Maranatha Fellowship. She loved to do crafting, especially working on snowmen and Christmas decorations. She was a loving sister, aunt and great-aunt and will be greatly missed. Janet is survived by her sister, Judy Diane Booher and her husband, Ralph, of St. Albans; nephews, David Booher and his wife, Sharon, and Jonathan Booher and his wife, Megan; niece, Krystin Booher; and greatnephews, Eli, Kaleb and Noah. There will be a private family service held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, assisted the family with arrangements.

DONALD J. SERGENT Donald J. Sergent, 90, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Kathleen (Katie) Sergent; parents Ward and Margie Sergent, as well as eight brothers

and sisters. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, where he was a member of the choir and sang in the Solid Rock Quartet. He was retired from Union Carbide Machine Shop South Charleston. Don was a WWII Navy Veteran serving on the Destroyer USS Walker. Don loved the outdoors, turkey hunting and fishing in Pocahontas County. He is survived by his son, David Sergent; daughters, Donna Kay Kelsey and Becky Ellis; brother, Dail and wife, Bonnie Sergent of Culloden; grandchildren, Donald Thomas Kelsey, Miles David Kelsey, Wendell James Kelsey, Amanda Kristine Beane (Todd), Aaron Bradley Ellis (Laura), Benjamin Ward Ellis (Savannah), Laura Kathleen Cummings (Lee); and great-grandchildren, Casey, Kaiya Gwen, Laurel Vada, Luke Edwin and William Louden; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane with Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Entombment was in Valley View Memorial Park. Special thank you to caregivers Donna Brock, Caroline King, Darla Eiler and all of his loving neighbors. Please visit to share memories and condolences. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Down Syndrome Association.

Clay Center announces March 2013 Events Performances Woody Hawley Concert Series Cheryl Wheeler - Saturday, March 9, 7:30 pm Be mesmerized by the beautiful voice and soulful harmonies of this contemporary folk artist. A natural story teller with an eclectic sense of humor, her songs reflect emotional portraits of people, her time on the road and her surroundings. Clay Center Presents Ben Williams & Sound Effect Saturday, March 23, 8 pm An electric and acoustic bass player with enormous talent, he's quickly taken the jazz world by storm. This versatile musician combines jazz, R&B, hip-hop and classical in a performance guaranteed to be phenomenal. In the Art Gallery Celebrate American Printmaking Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty, Celebrating Excellence in Fine Art Lithography View an extravagant sample of the creative interchange between artist and printer as a centuries old medium comes to life in this Golden anniversary exhibition. Through March 30

West Virginia Contemporary Quilt Invitational View a selection of award winning creations from some of West Virginia’s finest quilters. American Quilts in the Modern Age, 1870 – 1940 Featuring examples of pieced block, crazy style, Colonial Revival and one-of-a-kind innovations, these traditional and modern quilt designs stitch together the changes of the era. In the ElectricSkyTM Theater Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure Experience heroism and human endurance with this legendary tale of survival in the frigid Antarctic. Shows Wednesday – Saturday, noon, 1 and 4 pm; Sunday, 1 and 4 pm Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia Travel back in time with a world-renowned paleontologist and experience some of the biggest, most dangerous predators to have ever walked the Earth! ShowsWednesday – Sunday, 3 pm Open March 9 Volcanoes of the Deep Sea Discover undersea volcanoes, shipwreck gardens, bioluminescent creatures and magnificent

predators in this journey that investigates an ancient mystery. Shows Wednesday – Saturday, noon, 1, 3 and 4 pm; Sunday, 1, 3 and 4 pm Planetarium Show: The Planets From the heat of tiny Mercury to the rings of giant Saturn, take a journey of exploration and discovery as we reveal the latest scientific information about our solar system. Shows Wednesday – Saturday at 11 am & 2 pm; Sundays at noon and 2 pm Programs & Events In the MYLAN EXPLOREATORY Little Builders Build, imagine and be creative in this hands-on construction exhibit. Put on your hard hat and construction vest and explore the concepts of design, motion and simple machines. Hand operate a pulley, discover physics at work, experiment with aerodynamics and so much more! Milton's Marvels of Science Experience extraordinary LIVE science shows with Milton's Marvels of Science! These demos cover a variety of topics ranging from physics and chemistry to

earth science and biology. All activities are included in gallery admission, which is FREE for Museum members or just $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. Shows Wednesday – Sunday at 1, 2 & 3 pm March: Sweet Science – It’s some yummy fun as we unwrap the science behind some of your favorite sweet treats! Wee Wednesdays Join us for Wee Wednesdays, a day when your preschooler can enjoy story time and art activities designed with their interests and abilities in mind.WeeWednesdays are everyWednesday at 11 am and 1 pm and are included in Museum gallery admission, which is free for members or just $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. Fun Lab Join us in the classrooms on the second Saturday of each month from 12 – 4 pm for a series of funfilled, hands-on art and science experiences. Fun lab is included in Museum gallery admission, which is free for members or just $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. March 9: Spring Collage Spring into fun as you use scrap

and recyclable materials to create an original artwork. FREE! Lunchtime Lecture Red, Green and Beyond: Evolving Quilts 1850-1940 with Kathryn Johnson - Wednesday, March 13, 12:15 pm, Art Gallery Learn about the cultural and technological influences, history and techniques of time-honored quilts including the traditional 19th century favorite, red and green applique. After School Explorers Club Step out of the classroom and into a world of fun with our After School Explorers Club. Designed for students in grades 1 – 5, workshops take place on Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Activities are $12 for members or $15 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. March 14: Parachute Pressure March 28: Power it Up Family Fun Day Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 23: Noon – 4 pm. Bring the family for an eggciting day of activities. Enjoy our annual egg hunts, meet our special guest for the day, the Easter Bunny, decorate your very own egg (2 eggs for $1) and more!

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Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~ Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Rev. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road - Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. Buffalo Church of God - Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447. Buffalo Nazarene Church - Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Gateway Christian Church Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. Good Hope Baptist Church Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House - Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 .pm; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor: Woody Willard.

Buffalo Presbyterian Church 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker.

Kanawha Valley Baptist Church 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone 304-437-3513 and 304-4372740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Cross of Grace Lutheran Church - 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”.

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

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

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

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

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

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Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene - 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. Way of Truth Tabernacle - 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. Winfield Church of the Nazarene - 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 am; Sunday Praise Service at 6:00pm; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7:00 pm; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304-586-2180. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Winfield Presbyterian Church Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Winfield United Methodist Church Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.

Send your church’s information to Time For Service at P.O. Box 186 Culloden, WV, 25510, or fax it to (304) 562-6214. You may also e-mail the information to



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BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN DREW – Dining room w/China Cabinet. Moving. $950.00. 304-743-6318, 304654-1201. (1tp 3-5) EMPLOYMENT

DRIVERS-CDL-A: Start - Co.Teams: .51, Co. Solos .40, ALL MILES! SignOn Bonus PAID at Orientation! www.RandRtruck.c om: 1-866-2048006. (2t 2-26) COMMERCIAL CLEANERS IMMEDIATE OPENING Buffalo, full-time, evenings. Must pass background





check. 304-7686309. (4tc 2-19 occ)

Wa s h e r / D r y e r hookup. No pets. $600/month + 1 month’s security. 304-288-1019, 336627-8869. (2tp 226)

lines installed. 304586-9914, 304-3890715. (rtc 11-29)

#F2 in Hurricane, WV $800.00. Phone 440-322-0580. (4t 35)


SPECIALS GOING ON! – Doors, Skirting, Windows, etc. (304) 391-5863. (rtc 10-11 hmo)

PART-TIME FREELANCE WRITERS NEEDED – Putnam and Cabell counties. Please call 304743-6731. (rtc) WANTED: SEASONED ADVERTISING PERSON for Local Newspaper. Part-time position. Call Bill at 304-743-6731. (tfn) FOR RENT

HOUSE FOR RENT/MILTON – 23 Bedroom downstairs apartment. All electric. Close to schools/shopping.

HOUSE FOR SALE: 921 13th Street, Huntington; needs TLC. Assessed price $51,400.00. Reduced! $29,500.00. Call 304-295-9090. (rtc 2-26 jch) SERVICES

DANNY’S HILLBILLY DITCHDIGGERS – Water, electric, gas & drain



1.92 Acres,Whitten Estates, Milton. Great location for doublewide; Utilities available. Reduced! $4,950.00. 304-295-9090. (rtc 2-26 jch)


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4 GRAVE SITES – Together in Woodmere Cemetery. $800 each or best offer. Sharon 630479-2982. (3tp 219) NORITAKE CHINA - Golden Cove 5 piece place setting, service for 12. Original $1,650, asking $1,200. Call for more information 304-757-4584. (rtc)

FOR SALE - Lake Washington Lot

Don’t let the sun set without putting your items in the CLASSIFIEDS CALL 304-743-6731


MOBILE HOME PARTS: WINTER SPECIALS – Doors, Skirting, Windows, etc. (304) 391-5863. (rtc 10-11 hmoar-old next door, 6-8 days/month. 304-412-1926. (2tc 2-21)

HOUSE FOR RENT – Milton, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, brick. $700 month/$500 damage deposit. 304-743-0334, 304-939-2294. (1tp 2-28) MILTON APARTMENT FOR RENT – 1 BR upstairs. Electric range/refrigerator. Walking distance to stores/school. No pets. $350/month + 1 month security. 304743-8606. (2tp 2-21)

EMPLOYMENT: CCCSO IS GROWING – We are looking for CNAʼs and Home Care Aide that would like to grow with us. Starting wage: CNAʼs $8.75; Home Care Aid $8.00. For more information please contact Mrs. Perry at 304-529-4952. (2tc 2-21)

COMMERCIAL CLEANERS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS - Buffalo, full-time, Day & Evenings. Benefits and Vacation. Must pass background check. 304-768-6309. (4tc 2-7 occ) NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - @ Sarah's Heart Childcare, serious inquiries only 304-757-7701. (4tc 1-24 shc)

MILTON TEACHER NEEDS – dayshift help with adult autistic son, 7:00 am to 4:00

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Spring Festival, 2013 “Books, Crafts, Easter Eggs-travaganza” Plan now to attend the Annual Spring Festival sponsored by the United Methodist Women at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue in Hurricane. This event is a mission project to help support mission outreach throughout West Virginia and around the Hurricane area. Handmade chocolate-dipped Easter eggs have been constructed by at least two generations of ladies of Forrest Burdette since 1969. Friends and neighbors also volunteer in the mixing, molding, dipping and decorating process. The original flavors were vanilla, chocolate, cherry nut, maple nut, coconut and the “all time favorite”, PEANUT BUTTER. In 1999, the chocolate butter cream was eliminated from the choices. Since that

time, 34,404 eggs ”have been made with love” during the week before Palm Sunday. Orders for ½ # eggs for $3.50 can be placed by calling Jan,

304-562-2053 or By ordering early, you may request your eggs be dipped in white chocolate, if desired.

Orders will be ready for pick up at the Spring Festival on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will feature books, crafts, baked

“goodies”, flavorings, cards and the UMW “famous” hot dogs! This is your opportunity to shop for Easter.

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