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The mayors of the seven towns along W.Va. 62 in Putnam and Kanawha County know the meaning of the words collaboration and cooperation. The group, the “Route 62 committee,” meets monthly to discuss roads, current events in each town and to consult on projects. The committee also invites a guest speaker to each meeting to learn more about county organizations, programs and businesses. Poca Mayor Jim Caruthers said the Route 62 committee has accomplished “a lot of little things” during the past couple of years. “We worked together and made a donation of $12,000 for a senior van,” he said. “We also have bought equipment together. Buffalo and Eleanor went together and share a lift truck.” The Route 62 committee includes the towns of Bancroft, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca and Winfield. During the meeting on Friday, the committee heard from Putnam County Commission President Steven Andes and Frank Chapman, director of the Putnam County Office of Emergency Management. The topic of the discussion was the recent water contamination and the handling of the incident. Chapman said he was disappointed in the state because he never received notification about the chemical spill or the state of emergency. “I found out when our 911 cenSEE WATER ON PAGE 4

Winfield considers second water source By Kelly Stadelman kelly@theputnamstandard.com

The city of Winfield is exploring the option of adding a secondary water source for its residents following the recent contamination of water. “We may never have another chemical spill that affects our drinking water supply, but if we do I want to have something in place,” Mayor Randy Barrett said. “My job is to provide for and protect the residents of Winfield.” On Jan. 9 the state issued a do not use water alert for 300,000 customers of West Virginia American Water Co. after about 7,500 gallons of MCHM leaked from a Freedom Industries tank into the Elk River. The governor’s office quickly declared a state of emergency in the nine affected counties. Just Friday, 50 days later, the state lifted the state of emergency. Much of Putnam County gets its water from the Putnam Public Service District or the city of Hurricane. The city of Winfield was among the areas in the county affected by the chemical spill.

Barrett said the city wants to keep West Virginia American Water as its primary source. “In the Feb. 11 meeting the city council voted to explore the possibility of a secondary water source,” he said. “I’m following

By Kelly Stadelman kelly@theputnamstandard.com

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department unveiled its newest crime fighting tool. Sheriff Steve Deweese on Tuesday announced the launch of a new mobile application. “The new app is a means for residents to communicate directly with the sheriff’s department and report crime,” he said.

up on that action.” In the 1940s the city of Winfield had its own water plant. When the city started to grow in the late 1970s and early 1980s it connected its water lines to the Putnam PSD.

In 1994 West Virginia American Water took over ownership and operation after the city’s residents voted to sell its water lines for $200,000. SEE WINFIELD ON PAGE 3

Recycle day scheduled

Putnam County Sheriff launches mobile app

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

The map outlines the area Putnam PSD serves. The city of Winfield would like to reconnect its water lines to Putnam PSD as a secondary water source.

When residents download the app they have the option of having news alerts pushed directly to them. Deweese said this was done intentionally so that he can let the community know what is happening in the county. “When I ran for office, one of my promises was to get out information to Putnam residents in a timely manner,” he said. “This new app does that.” SEE APP ON PAGE 5

Putnam County residents have a chance to recycle tires, electronics, appliances and scrap metal during a special day set aside by the Solid Waste Authority. Up to 10 tires – on or off the rims – and 10 electronic items can be dropped off at Putnam County Parks between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The park is located at 1 Valley Drive, just off W.Va. 34 in Hurricane. People who need to dispose of more than 10 tires or 10 elec-

tronic items should call the Putnam County Solid Waste Authority at 304-586-0495. No household trash will be accepted during the event, and commercial vehicles and contractors are not eligible. Items not accepted include propane and gasoline tanks, motor oil, solvents, paints, pesticides, roofing materials, barbwire, block, concrete, brush, fluorescent light bulbs and hazardous materials. Call 304-586-0495 with any other questions.

Inside This Week: NIBERT TAKES OATH - PAGE 3 SPRING LAWN & GARDEN - PAGE 8 STATE WRESTLING RESULTS - PAGE 12

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Page 2 –Thursday,March 6,2014 Putnam County Democrat Club to meet The Putnam County Democrat Club will meet on Monday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the old Putnam County Courthouse, 2nd floor. Bring a covered dish and ask a friend or neighbor to join you. Don’t forget to pay your membership dues. Drills to skills March 8, Drills to Skills will be taking place at the Buffalo High school softball field from 10-2 Sign-ups will also be held. Participants can also sign up at the town hall in Buffalo. Putnam County Schools developmental screening Putnam County Schools developmental screenings will be held on Friday, March 7 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. Children ages 2-1/2 to four years old will be screened for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.

Story hours Story Hours is in full swing at the Putnam County Libraries. Please stop by the main library or one of the branches at 10 a.m. on the following days: Buffalo Branch – Tuesday Eleanor Branch – Tuesday Poca Branch – Tuesday Hurricane Branch – Tuesday Main Library – Wednesday Story Hour will end on May 6 for the branches and May 7 at the main library. Cram course and testing for amateur radio licenses Charleston area VE group will present a cram course and testing for amateur radio licenses on March 8 at Frontier Communication Inc., 1500 MacCorkle Ave, SE, Charleston. The technician cram course session is from 8:00 a.m. noon with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. (Limited seating, first come first served). This course is free to the public (all ages). Exams cost $15. All class license exams will be given at 1 p.m. For sign up, call Terry Sanner at

304-344-7301 or David Poe at 304-965-3838. Family Farm Succession Planning Carla Williams will discuss Farm Succession (Estate) Planning at a WVU Extension Dinner Meeting on at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at the Municipal Building in Room B in Eleanor (600 Roosevelt Blvd./ HWY 62). Succession planning is more than just a will. In order to pass a farm to the next generation, they’ll need to be prepared to operate the farm as a business. This involves leadership, business management training and financial security for all. Williams is Vice President and Personal Trust Manager at BB&T’s Wealth Division. She practiced law for 18 years in the areas of estate and business succession planning, and finance and municipal bond law. Williams serves on the Board of the North Central West Virginia Estate Planning Council. She is a native of Moorefield, W.Va. , where she and her siblings were long-time members in 4-H, her

brothers were officers in FFA, and her family has been involved in the poultry industry for many years. For purposes of planning the dinner or for further questions, please call the WVU Extension Service Office to reserve your space (304-586-0217). This dinner meeting is sponsored in part by the Western Soil Conservation Service and the Putnam County Farm Bureau. More coupons, less cash seminar Christine Boone will be leading a free “how-to” seminar at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Participants may register by calling (304) 757-9222. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 6979 Teays Valley Rd., (formerly 4430) just east of exit 40 on I-64. Civil War weekend Held at Valley (Wave Pool) Park, Hurricane - March 27 - 30. This is the biggest event of the year. You don’t want to miss it. Storytelling, Night firing, Pa-

The Putnam Standard rade Drills, Ladies Tea, Historical Play, a Military Ball, Sutlers and Re-enactors who will commemorate the skirmish of Hurricane Bridge and the Battle of Scary Creek are just a few of the activities going on. Donations accepted. For information call Putnam County Parks 562-0518 ext. 10 or Visitors Bureau at 5620727 ext. 102. ASEP coaching classes ASEP coaching class will be held on March 28-30 at South Charleston High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at www.wvssac.org. Ladies tea You are cordially invited to be our guest at a Ladies Tea during the Civil War weekend on Saturday, March 29 at 3 p.m. held in the Valley Park Community Center at Valley Park, Hurricane. All ladies eight years of age and above are welcome to attend. You may bring your favorite tea cup. Purchase your $5 ticket at the park office (304-562-0518 ext. 10). Only 50 tickets available.

Cabell kicks off a Geocaching Trail March 14 The Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau will kick off its first Geocaching Trail on March 14. The trail will take geocachers on a tour of Cabell County including the towns of Huntington, Barboursville, and Milton. “It's a great event for the family and people of all ages,” said Steve Adkins, who partnered with the CVB and helped organize the event. “It doesn’t cost to participate and we will be giving out a lot of door prizes.” Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and

seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. “The concept of Cabell County’s first Geotrail started with a Barboursville resident engaging the CVB online,” said Jake Sharp, sales manager for the CVB. “We are always looking for innovative partnerships to further Cabell County as a desirable destination, and we’ve found that local residents like Steve Adkins

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allow the CVB to maximize its potential as a regional marketing machine. Having a strong Geocaching community in the TriState Area has given us a foundation to attract new visitors to the county, create value for existing visitors, and generate pride for local residents.” The trail officially kicks off at 11 a.m. March 15 at the Visitors Center at Heritage Station, located at 210 11th Street in downtown Huntington. The event is free and open to the general public. Participants can register at that time while enjoying food, music, door prizes and other entertainment. Handouts will be distributed promptly at noon and the cachers will be off to explore the area. The final cache site at the CVB is a mandatory stop as well as two others that are of special interest to county residents, including one that recognizes the Marshall Memorial. There will be various types of geocaches to experience, including traditionals, unknowns, multis, a letterbox, and an Earthcache. Each site will have a code word to collect to fill in on a geocaching scorecard, which will be handed

out at noon. For those that like a head start, one cache with a code word will be released at the Friday night event. When these scorecards are turned into the CVB for verification, the cacher will be asked to fill out a short information card in order to receive a Cabell County trackable geocoin at geocaching.com (available to the first 200 finders, one per team and household please). Some sites will also contain SWAG, or free collectibles. The weekend activities will open with a free event at 7 p.m. Friday, March 14 at the Pullman Plaza Hotel. Seasoned cachers use this time for visiting, travel bug trading and exchanging, and photo opportunities. Those new to the sport will receive instructions, tips for the trail and can even take part in a newbie/muggle class. “So if you know nothing about Geocaching or would like to bring a muggle, we will happily teach you about our outdoor GPS addiction and help you set up a free account,” Adkins said. A third component of the weekend is a “Cache In Trash Out” (CITO) event. Cache In Trash Out is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers around the world have been dedicated to improving parks and other cache-friendly places.

Events might be focused on litter clean-up, removal of invasive species, revegetation efforts or building trails. “Did I mention that we also have a bit of fun while we're at this?” Adkins joked. “We invite everyone to meet at the posted coordinates at 9:45 am and stay for about 45 minutes as we work together to remove trash from Harris Riverfront Park. We will provide trash bags and non latex gloves for those in attendance but cachers should bring their own work gloves. Enjoy the walk along the river while we all do our part to help clean up and give back to the community.” Sharp said that weekend activities will be fun for everyone of all ages. “We want folks to feel good about where they live and enjoy showcasing their home, he said. “Plus, learning a healthful, lifelong activity with the entire family enjoyed around the world is hard to beat. If one initiative can occupy hotels and give locals an opportunity to gain a new appreciation for their surroundings then it’s a win-win!” Visitors are being encouraged to make an entire weekend of it. A free visitor's guide with a map is available at the CVB and will be helpful if participants want to search for more exciting and unique caches that are already within the county. For more information visit: http://www.geocaching.com/geo cache/GC4WJFQ_cabell-countyg e o t r a i l - k i c k o f f event?guid=ce6aa0d3-d3c5-46848f5a-432f6977aaa4. Or contact Sharp at the CVB at 304.525.7333 or email, jake@wvvisit.org.


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Nibert takes oath, discusses court system upgrade A few days before her swearing in ceremony, Putnam Family Judge Deloris Nibert spoke with the Putnam Rotary Club about a study underway regarding the administration of the state's family court system. "Last time they did this they added 10 judges in the state,” she said. “Family court circuits were reorganized at that time.” Nibert was appointed to fill the temporary vacancy by Chief Justice Brent Benjamin after judge William "Chip" Watkins was suspended early in 2013. Previously the Putnam County resident served as a family court judge in Mason and Jackson counties. Watkins retired in November, allowing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to go through the process and officially appoint a new judge. Nibert was the only applicant and went through the extensive interview process. On Friday afternoon, in front of family, co-workers and friends, Nibert took the oath of office and

was sworn in as Putnam Family Judge by Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder. The position is an elected one, and Nibert is a candidate for election to the position in the May primary. Nibert told Rotarians on Feb. 25 that Putnam County needs two family court judges and more space. With nearly 60,000 people in the county, the domestic case files alone fill a large room. The family courts handle domestic cases, she explained. They issue protective orders, do infant guardianships, name changes and divorces. Domestic criminal matters, child-neglect cases and adoptions usually are handled in the circuit courts. About 80 percent of the family court cases are pro se, she said. That means the litigants do not have lawyers and that the court does most of the paperwork. She said that domestic violence cases are difficult to hear.

Circuit Judge Joseph Reeder swears in Putnam Family Judge Deloris Nibert before family, friends and co-workers on Friday. Her husband, John, and son, Cole, attended the ceremony. “Because it's family members hurting other family members, especially where children are involved,” she said. “I get a lot of comments from police officers because they're called out to these homes over and over again. It's not easy to understand." Why do spouses stay in violent situations? Nibert said the real

WINFIELD FROM PAGE 1 “The vote was 180 to 31 in favor of the switch,” Barrett said. “The city needed the money in order to do other projects.” After the sale, the Charlestonbased company removed a section of the water line that connected Winfield with Putnam PSD supplies. Barrett said the city would have to lay a new section of line to reconnect to Putnam PSD as a secondary water source, but it wouldn’t be much. “The line is already in place,” he said. “It is a question of how much line was taken up.” Laura Jordan, external affairs manager for West Virginia American Water, said that the company appreciates the concern regarding water resources for the city of Winfield. “Our company has provided clean, safe water to West Virginians for nearly 130 years, and our primary focus has always been the safety of our customers,” she said in a prepared statement. “Our customers deserve to know that the source water for their water supply is protected. Clearly, changes are needed in

the monitoring and regulation of those who manufacture or store chemicals that can impact our nation's water systems. “This is why we are working with local, state and federal officials to bring about changes to better protect drinking water resources.” Mike McNulty, general manager of Putnam PSD, said the discussion with the city of Winfield is in the “very” preliminary stages. “The city needs to approach West Virginia American Water and explain their concern and explain they want a secondary source,” he said. “If American Water is in agreement then we will explore different possibilities with Winfield.” One challenge Winfield will have in obtaining a secondary water source is the other West Virginia American Water customers who are served by the same water line. “The 16-inch line also supplies the industrial park, Pliny and Fraziers Bottom with water,” Barrett explained. “Our line is also a backup for Toyota if the line on

the other side of the river fails.” The West Virginia American Water’s engineering department met with Barrett on Feb. 27 to discuss the water system in and around Winfield. “Water lines serving the City of Winfield are part of West Virginia American Water's Kanawha Valley water system and provide water to residents far beyond just Winfield,” Jordan said. Dallas Sheldon, a sales manager for Coldwell Banker Advantage in Hurricane, said that fortunately the water contamination problem has not had an adverse effect on real estate. “The fears didn’t come to realization,” he said. “Putnam County still has a strong market. We are lucky to have a pro-active mayor who is staying away from the negative and trying to fix the problem for the betterment of the town.” Sheldon said that just in case people had concerns he added the water source for each listing in the comment section. “We just wanted people to know if they were part of the Putnam PSD,” he said.

Two Las Vegas men face drug charges The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Metro Drug Unit arrested two people and charged them with multiple drug offenses, according to a release from Sheriff Steve Deweese. Michael F. Lopeman, 34, of Las Vegas, and Juan C. Bracamontes, 21, also of Las Vegas, were arrested Feb. 26 following

a traffic stop, according to Deweese. Deweese said the men were stopped along Interstate 64 eastbound in Hurricane about 11:30 p.m. He said police seized 95 oxycodone pills and about a pound of marijuana during the stop. Lopeman was charged with possession with intent to de-

liver schedule 2 controlled substance, two counts of conspiracy to commit felony and possession with intent to deliver marijuana, according to Deweese. Bracamontes faces the same charges. Both were taken to the Western Regional Jail with bond set at $50,000 cash only for each man.

question, is, why is the perpetrator doing that. “Perpetrators don't go asking for help,” she said. “They don't go admitting they've done something wrong. They'll deny it to the very last thing. "Alcohol or drugs are not what causes it. They may use those excuses to cover up what they did,

or to gain the courage to hit somebody. "But they hit some place that is not obvious. The bruises are covered up. They have enough wherewithal to figure that out." A growing amount of research suggests that men use domestic violence for control and power. "It's a generational thing. 'I can have what I want if I behave this way,' " Nibert said. Research also indicates that women abusers often have some type of mental illness. Increasingly the courts are ordering the perpetrators of domestic violence into treatment programs. Many family help services are available in the area. One such program is KISRA, established in 1993 by a church in Dunbar. KISRA (Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action Inc.) helps men with criminal records who have children and are unable to find a job, find homes, and get a car. KISRA even teaches parenting classes.

Live music returns to the Creekside in Hurricane The Creekside is not just a bar. It is now a live music venue. It will host a new event each week featuring local musicians and artists who perform original music. “Wednesdays Unplugged” begins 8 to 9 p.m. March 19 when Progressive Country artist Corey Ryan Hagar takes the stage. The events are held bi-weekly, and feature acoustic styled music of all genres, rock/pop, country/progressive country, bluegrass, jazz, blues etc. The goal is to showcase local and regional musicians who are promoting their original music in a unique, listening room environment. “If you aren’t familiar with Listening Room’s, the concept became popular in the 1960’s and is hallmarked by an ongoing dia-

logue between the artists and crowd during the show about the music,” said Phillip Hatfield, guitarist for Under Surveillance. “It helps listeners to not only become familiar with the singer and writer, but to better grasp the stories behind the songs. “It is much different than a traditional ‘open mic’ night when many musicians show up and jam together ad hoc - this is a quality, focused two hour presentation from that supports local, live and original music.” To get more information, check out the Creekside on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/page s / C r e e k s i d e Cafe/220767664782107 for updates on Unplugged Wednesdays and other live music events.

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WATER FROM PAGE 1 ter was almost shut down due to the large number of calls,” he said. “I never had a notification from the state that they were going to announce a state of emergency. They said West Virginia American Water took care of notifications, but they didn’t.” Chapman said he opened a fully staffed Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within an hour of finding out about the chemical spill. “I also set up the county’s eTeam with West Virginia Incident Management System and started looking at points of distribution of water to residents,” he said. “Some sites are predetermined. We decided to use sites where tractor-trailers could get in, and sites that could handle a large number of vehicles and people.” A total of six water distribution sites were established throughout the county – the vocational school in Eleanor, Buffalo High School, Poca High School, Hurricane High School, Putnam County Courthouse and Liberty Square – in addition to the Putnam PSD offering residents use of its water taps. The county’s volunteer fire departments were also made aware of the situation and tapped as a resource. Numerous organizations and businesses stepped up and donated water and prepared meals for the volunteers. Chapman said that during the first day of the crisis, the county relied on donated water and the initial seven pallets the county received from the state. Water from the pallets went to shut-ins, nursing homes and elderly. “On Saturday following the spill we received the first shipment of water from FEMA,” he said. “We got those out to the distribution sites as quickly as possible.” The Red Cross arrived in Put-

nam County on Jan. 10 and immediately began serving meals. “They worked with Putnam Aging and delivered and distributed more than 2,200 meals,” he said. “We also had 182 semis deliver water to the county.” The county’s sheriff department, emergency management system and health department all stepped up to help. “We have a great working relationship internally,” Chapman said. “We just pulled the bulk tanks on Thursday.” Bancroft Mayor George Woodrum said he was disappointed in the state and county notification of mayors. “I found out about 6 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 9) night on TV and called every office I could,” he said. “I didn’t get ahold of anyone until 8 p.m. “I would like for the county to have a system like the schools. They hit one button and call all the county officials.” Andes said that the county would look into the possibility of setting up a call system. “We will gather the numbers and set up an emergency call list with cellphone contacts of every town official,” he said. Buffalo Mayor Gary Tucker said its fire department has a list of names of homeowners who can’t get out. “We went to each house on the first day and delivered water,” he said. “Last week we sent out to them the last of the water we had.” Andes said that the county and its residents pulled together during the crisis.“Many of the firefighters took vacation days in order to be at the station distributing water,” he said. “We had a lot of elected officials and volunteers come out and unload water and help with distribution.”

Putnam Rotary to Host Run/Walk Putnam County students will be the beneficiaries of funds raised from the Rotary Club of Putnam County's Annual 5K Run/Walk to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Eleanor Park. Proceeds will fund scholarships for high school seniors who plan to attend college in West Virginia.

Last year, Putnam Rotary renamed the event the Chet Marshall Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Scholarships. "Papa Chet" was part of the Rotary club for many years, and this event was his brainchild. He lost his battle with cancer in February 2013.

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West Virginia Legislative Update By Del. Jim Butler House District 14 This is day 51 of the 60 day session, and it is crossover week; meaning that bills originating in the House will go to the Senate, and the Senate bills will come to us. On Feb. 25 HB 4588, known as the “pain capable” bill, passed in the House. It is designed to protect babies from being aborted past 20 weeks; however it makes exceptions to protect the health of the mother. Many people that I have spoken with were surprised to learn that this, if signed into law, will be the only restriction on abortions in West Virginia. This is legislation that has been introduced for years but due to a discharge motion last week, and tremendous pressure from citizens, we did finally debate the issue, and passed the bill. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. I voted yes. HB 4001, a bill to establish a new process for lawsuits against people doing business with the government, was debated for

hours. It was touted as a bill to prevent fraud against the state but it was pointed out during debate that there are already laws against fraud, and a procedure to prosecute such cases. I voted no. The West Virginia Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, took a hit when HB 4490 was passed on Feb. 24. This bill could limit the Attorney Generals ability to prosecute cases on behalf of citizens by removing funding from his consumer protection account, and forcing him to recuse himself in instances where a new far reaching, and overly restrictive, conflict of interest provision is placed upon his office. The bill also appears to be unconstitutional because it gives the Governor new authority to interject himself into the constitutional responsibilities of the AG. I voted no. This bill will also go to Senate. A bill that I have paid particular attention to as it was discussed in the education committee also passed on Feb. 26. It is HB 4316 and it deals with privacy of student information

collected in school. I was able to get about three amendments into the bill in committee, and an additional three on second reading on the House floor, which is very difficult. Included in the amendments was language to prevent schools from collecting information related to religious belief, political affiliation, sexual preference, and firearm ownership of students and parents. The bill ultimately passed the House with my support. Concerning Route 35; Since Sen. Manchin visited Point Pleasant last week I had the opportunity to speak with him briefly about the existing plan to finish the four lane without tolls. He was not aware of the plan at that time and since then I have been in contact with staff members in his office. Del. Cadle and I are doing what we can to keep this on the priority list, but ultimately the decision rests with the Governor. Please pray for me and all of us in the legislature.

By Del. Jeff Eldridge House District 22 With only one week left in the regular session, the House is hard at work ensuring we pass quality legislation for the people of West Virginia. It has been almost two months since the chemical leak in the Elk River that caused the water crisis for 300,000 West Virginians, yet we are still feeling the affects. Senate Bill 373, or the Water Resources Protection bill, was passed in the Senate and was introduced in the House at the end of January. The bill was referred to the Health and Human Resources Committee, a committee of which I sit, and was amended over 20 times. The Judiciary Committee is currently deliberating the bill and after they pass it, it will then move to the Finance Committee. This bill is in-

strumental in ensuring the future safety of our water resources and our people. The bill provides regulation requirements and exceptions for aboveground storage tanks. The legislation is likely to be taken up the last week of the session. Last week House Bill 4309 was passed in the House and introduced in the Senate. The bill provides that a person with a valid concealed deadly weapons license would be allowed to store their firearm in their car out of plain sight while parked on State Capitol Complex grounds. I sponsored this bill and am proud of its passage of the House and have high hopes for its passage in the Senate. The House also passed House Bill 4588, protecting unborn children who are capable of experiencing pain after twenty weeks.

The bill is a result of legislative findings that found unborn children can experience pain after 20 weeks because that part of the brain is developed. The bill allows for exceptions after 20 weeks for medical emergencies of the mother. I believe this bill will protect unborn children from unnecessary trauma and pain. I have high hopes for the bill as it now goes to the Senate for further consideration. I will keep you updated on the bills progress. I will continue to keep you updated on my role in the West Virginia House of Delegates. As always, I would like to encourage you to contact me with questions and concerns as your participation in the legislative process is important. Contact me by e-mail at jeff.eldridge@wvhouse.gov or phone, at 304-340-3113.

Church welcomes new children’s pastor Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot is pleased to introduce their new children’s pastor, Jodi Gramlich. “Energy” and “creativity” are Jodi’s middle names. Gramlich is a graduate of Warner University, Lake Wales, Fl. with a bachelors in Biblical Studies and Christian Education. She will graduate in 2014 with her Master of Arts Degree from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fl. specializing in Interdisciplinary Education. Involved in ministry her entire life, Gramlich has traveled all over the world sharing and teaching in her parents performing arts ministry, The F.U.N. Group. She is a requested dance performer, instructor and choreographer for

many churches, conferences and seminars. She has also choreographed and created instructional videos for Children’s Musicals for Lillenas Music Company in Nashville, Tennessee. Gramlich’s additional passion is coaching cheerleading. She holds eight national titles from her squads ranging in age from kindergarten through high school and trains and mentors new coaches along with developing award winning routines. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 6979 Teays Valley Rd., (formerly 4430) just east of exit 40 on I-64. Call 304-757-9222 or visit www.tvcog.org for more information.

Jodi Gramlich, new children’s pastor at Teays Valley Church of God, has been Involved in ministry her entire life.


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Students excel at Math Field Day By Kelly Stadelman kelly@theputnamstandard.com

A total of 240 students from 16 elementary and middle schools competed in Putnam County’s Math Field Day competition. The annual event challenges students’ mathematic skills. Each school sends three students from each grade level, fourth to eighth, to the contest. During a 3-hour skills competition students must complete a written exam of 40 multiple choice questions followed by mental math questions, estimation computation and physical examination. Each section is timed. After all the scores were tallied, 15 students – three from each grade - rose about the rest. Dr. Cindy Daniel, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and Sharlene Gritt, Math Field Day coordinator, presented the awards in front of a packed gymnasium at George Washington Middle School. “It is great to have so many wonderful and talented students here from Putnam County Schools,” Daniel said. “Thank you to all who support your children and value education.” Gritt added, “We are proud of each and every one of you. Everyone is a winner for being here.” The following three students from each grade level will represent the county in the regional

Math Field Day competition on March 7 at WVU Institute of Technology. If one of the students cannot compete at the regional competition, the alternate will attend. Fourth grade winners: first place, Keagon Rauen of Hurricane Town Elementary; second, Conner Stonestreet of West Teays Elementary; and third, Tommy Moore of Eastbrook Elementary. Alternate: Peyton Allen of West Teays Elementary. Fifth grade winners: first, Alex Hanshaw of George Washington Elementary; second, Jaline Tay of Mountain View Elementary; and third, Ethan Parsons of Poca Elementary. Alternate: Allie Frydrych of Mountain View Elementary. Sixth grade winners: first, Dylan Jones of Poca Middle School; second, Jacob Braun of Hurricane Middle School; and third, Matt Bliven of Hurricane Middle School. Alternate: Hunter Odham of Hurricane Middle School. Seventh grade winners: first, Kenneth Powell of Winfield Middle School; second, Cole Stover of Hurricane Middle School; and third, Alik Assi of Hurricane Middle School. Alternate: Kaitlyn Denalson of Poca Middle School. Eighth grade winners: first, Isaac Tomblin of Hurricane Middle School; second, Kyle Casto of Hurricane Middle School; and third, Evelyn Bush of Hurricane Middle School. Alternate: Katelyn Ragan of Poca Middle School.

APP FROM PAGE 1 The alerts feed into the message part of the app. While Deweese said that 911 should always be the first method of reporting a crime in process, the app gives residents another option. Users fill out an interactive form that is sent directly to the sheriff’s office. “After they are in a safe place they can share a crime tip with our office,” he said, noting that his office follows up on all inquiries received. The app also gives residents the opportunity to snap a photo of the crime being committed and share it immediately with the sheriff’s department. Residents can use the app to call the sheriff’s office and speak with the sheriff or a deputy. There is also a link to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Facebook page, a photo gallery button and a place where the sheriff’s department can communicate emergency messages. “The information on the app comes directly from our web-

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Hurricane boys, girls finish fourth in state swim meet Both the boys and girls Hurricane High School swimming teams finished fourth in the state. During the meet Feb. 20-21 at West Virginia University, Hurricane’s Madisyn Lyons also made the all-tournament team. Hurricane’s girls finished fourth as a team with 100 points, five ahead of Buckhannon Upshur. Winfield was 12th with 29 points. George Washington won the girls meet with 209 points. Lyons won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:12.60, nearly 14 seconds ahead of her closest competitor. Lyons, a junior, also finished third in the 200 Individual Medley, The Lady Redskins’ 200-yard medley relay team consisting of Lyons, Alexia Assi, Claire Coleman and Allison Clay finished third in 1:57.51. Winfield, with

Sydney Roda, Alyssa Rittinger, Sydney Hancock and Madison Gray, was 10th overall in that race. Winfield’s Rittinger, a freshman, was second in the 200 freestyle, just 0.38 seconds out of first. Coleman was fourth in the 100-yard butterfly. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Coleman, Clay, Assi and Taylor Krisher finished eighth. Winfield’s Rittinger also took fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, while Hurricane’s Assi was eighth. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Hurricane was fourth with Coleman, Taylor Haney, Assi and Lyons on the team. Hurricane’s boys team finished just two points behind Parkersburg for third place. Winfield finished 22nd. George Washington won the boys meet with 231.5 points.

The Redskins finished third in the 200-yard medley, with Austin Harper, Zach Shurow, Quin Shurow and Luke Earls coming in at 1:41.54, just 0.19 seconds behind Notre Dame for second. Hurricane’s boys won the 200yard freestyle relay, with the same quartet winning by nearly a second with a time of 1:31.43. Quin Shurow was third overall in the 200 Individual Medley, Earls was seventh in the 50-yard freestyle, and Zach Shurow finished fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with teammate Earls just behind him in sixth. Quin Shurow also took sixth in the 100-yard backstroke, with Harper eighth and Winfield’s Tyler Jones in 10th place. Zach Shurow won the 100yard breaststroke, with a 59.22 time that was nearly four seconds ahead of second place.

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Christian's Sports Beat: Young runner shines in national meets

By: Christian Deiss

Throughout the year I run in a lot of races around the Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha Counties region. At the races I get to meet different runners from all over the area and one of those runners I have met and raced against at a number of the events is Noah Castro, an 11-year old fifth-grader at Winfield Elementary School in Putnam County. Not only does Noah compete in the races, he also wins his age group or places high in the overall results in all of the races. Recently I talked with Noah at the Winfield High School track and asked him how he felt about

beating runners in most cases much older than him, “It’s fun, but I never really think about it that much, I just go out there and run my race.” Noah took first place overall last summer in the Charleston Distance Run 5k, bettering the other 560 runners of all ages, in a time of 17:53.8. Noah is coming off an impressive performance at the 2014 United States Amateur Track Federation’s (USATF) Midwest Zone Indoor Championships at Perdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana on January 26. The young runner finished first in his two events, the 3000 and 1500 meter races. In the shorter race, Castro set a national record for 11–12 year-olds with a blistering time of 4:52.68. I have a lot of fun running with my parents and friends at races and I know to be good at something you also have to like what you are doing. I asked Castro what he liked about running, “Mostly the workouts and going out there and racing, but mostly just going out there and having fun.” Coming up this weekend is the USA Track and Field National

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Christian chats with Noah Castro on the Winfield High School track, before Noah begins a training session in preparation for the upcoming National Youth Indoor Championships. Youth Indoor Championships at the Prince George’s Sports Complex, in Landover, Maryland. Castro will be competing against other 11–12 year old runners in the same two races from all over the country. Noah told me how he has prepared for the championships, “I have been taking my workouts really seriously, doing a lot of speed work, just getting ready for it the best I can.” Cas-

tro’s favorite event is the 3000 meters because he feels he has the endurance for the longer distances. Castro’s coach is his father James, who also serves as a coach for the Capital City Striders, a local track club. Castro’s dad told me at the recent training session that he started by teaching Noah how to run properly, “I just wanted him to know

the correct way of running with the proper form and not to worry how far to run, but to know how to run.” Besides coaching Noah, James has a number of young runners he also trains. Noah trains during the winter months mostly at the Winfield High School track and during the summer season at the Hurricane Valley Park. His dad not only likes training him but also likes working with other young runners, “I enjoy watching a young runner gradually progress, I love seeing a kid that wants to be a runner and works hard to improve every time they are on the track.” Noah’s father was glad to hear that I play soccer because of all of the running that a player does during a contest, he feels helps them be good runners. Running is usually really fun for me, but there are those times when I am not really happy about participating in the sport. I found out from Noah that he also has likes and dislikes about running, “I really like running with a team and being with them, what I don’t like is running in the snow and 100 degree weather.” You can watch Noah compete this weekend in the national youth indoor championships by going to www.usatf.tv.

Facemyre finalist for 2013 Fruth Associate of the Year Fruth Pharmacy would like to announce Samantha Facemyre one of the 2013 Associate of the Year Finalists. Special ‘Employee of the Year’ awards are given in four categories each year to Fruth Pharmacy employees: Technician of the Year, Manager of the Year, Pharmacist of the Year, and Associate of the Year. Employees were nominated by their peers and customers. Lynne Fruth explained Fruth Pharmacy’s annual service awards, “We celebrate the loyalty of employees who have reached a landmark year in their career. We also recognize those who made a significant contribution to the success of the company and those whose kindness and compassion have made difficult days a little easier for our customers.” Samantha Facemyre, employed at Fruth Pharmacy in Scott Depot, W.Va., was nominated for Associate of the Year. Sandy Robinson, Director of Store Operations, made a statement about the duties of an associate, “Associates take on many different roles within our stores. Associates work as cashiers, receivers, delivery drivers, gift specialists, and more. They interact daily with many different cus-

Samantha Facemyre (center) was one of the 2013 Associate of the Year finalists. Presenting the award was John Galvan, director of operations for Fruth Pharmacy, and Lynne Fruth, president of the Fruth Pharmacy. tomers who come through our doors. Associates bring a smile to the faces of their customers. Many of our associates help load cars for elderly customers and deliver medication to the homes of those no longer able to shop for themselves. This year’s nominees have all made a big impression on the

customers that they serve.” Facemyre exemplified these ideals and more. She was one of 12 nominees chosen from a pool of over 700 employees, and one of three finalists for Associate of the Year. Facemyre has been employed with Fruth Pharmacy for over two years.


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Moore, Lyons are gamers of the week

Teays Physical Therapy Center’s Cindy Skiles, PT, Cert. MDT, presents this week’s female Gamer of the Week award to Madisyn Lyons of Hurricane High School.

Teays Physical Therapy Center���s Matt Smith, ATC, presents this week’s male Gamer of the Week to Jacob Moore from Buffalo High School.

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. is pleased to present this week’s gamers of the week awards to Jacob Moore of Buffalo High School and Madisyn Lyons from Hurricane High School. At the West Virginia High School state swim meet many local area swimmers competed in the state competition and came out on top. Among them was Lyons, a junior from Hurricane High School. She placed first in the 500 yard Freestyle with a time of 5:12.60. She also took home medals in the 200 yard medley relay, 200 yard IM and 400 yard free relay placing third, third and fourth. “I was really proud of my teammates,” Lyons said about her team’s success. “We all swam really well. I was really happy to see Zach Shurow and the boys 200 free relay who are also state champs so it was a great meet for us.” The 500 Freestyle record is the oldest record in state girls swimming standing since 1999. The Hurricane High School girls coach Kendra Ragle was extremely happy with the performance of her team this season.

in a variety of events such as the 400 IM, 200 backstroke, 1-mile, and more. Lyons would like to swim in college for a Division 1 school. She will begin to look into her options more next year as a senior. The Buffalo Bison Wrestling team is laden with senior talent, including Putnam County champ and state qualifier Moore. Moore has a 30-4 record this season and was poised to take that momentum into the state meet last weekend. “It’s been a pretty good year,” he said. “With it being my last year I really wanted to go out with a bang and make sure I give it all I’ve got.” Another impressive stat for Moore’s resume came earlier this month when he eclipsed 100 wins for his career. “That 100th win made my day,” he said. “You could have done anything to me that day and it wouldn’t have put me in a bad mood.” Moore attributes his success to both his teammates making him better and a little help from the football team. “I love my team,” he said. “They are pretty much like my brothers.

Ragle said that Lyons’ leadership and work ethic has played a crucial role in their success. “She is by far the most dedicated athlete I’ve had the pleasure of coaching,” Ragle said. “She’s had a major influence on the work ethic of her teammates and was always there to cheer or guide them when needed. Overall she is a hard worker who is determined to do whatever it takes to come out on top.” One person that has made a big impact on Lyons’ performance this season has been her TriCounty Wild Waves coach, Phillip Berry. “In the past year Phil has pushed me to work harder in and out of the water and make sure I am taking care of my body,” Lyons said. “He has gotten me to start stretching more often as well as lifting weights on a regular schedule and eating right. The strength I gained through the lifting has really helped me to be stronger in the water.” Lyons is the daughter of Susan and Patrick Lyons and has a 3.5 GPA. She is a member of the TriCounty Wild Waves team where she swims year round competing

We push each other hard during practice because we really want to see one another do well. In years past I really didn’t do any off-season conditioning but this year I played football which really gave me a good base of conditioning to start from and I’ve been able to

progress much faster and get a lot stronger as a result.” Moore is a two-sport athlete (wrestling and a thrower on the track team) but shows a lot of promise academically as well posting a 3.4 GPA. “After I graduate I’ll be attending WV Tech in the fall to get a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and then go to Bridgemont to get an Associate’s degree in blasting,” he said. “I’d love to wrestle there (at WV Tech) but I just don’t know how that will go until after the season.” Moore has a great support system in his parents, Paula and Joe Moore. They have been extremely supportive of his athletic career. “My family is always there yelling and screaming for me during a match,” he said. “They’re the ones who keep me going when I need a little extra.” Look for other local area high school athletes to be named next week’s female and male gamer of the week sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc.

The daughters Lora Lewis, Debbie Lilly and Robin McGrew congratulate their parents Roger and Ginny Hart (back row) celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on March 6. Pictured with the Hart’s are grandchildren, Joshua Ellis, Eric Lewis, Carly Lewis, Braeden McGrew and Mara McGrew.

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Thursday,March 6,2014 – Page 9

Two Winfield soccer players sign

Students were out of class again Monday as another blast of ice and snow hit Putnam County. Temperatures were expected to warm later in the week, however.

Winfield’s 2013 Class AAA championship soccer team gathered around Lauren Prevett (seated, center) as she signed to play with North Greenville University on Friday. Teammate Micha Thompson signed a week earlier with Concord University. By Kelly Stadelman kelly@theputnamstandard.com

Two Winfield High School girls soccer players have committed to play at the college level. Lauren Prevett was invited to play at North Greenville University in South Carolina, and Micha Thompson to Concord University in West Virginia. Both played on Winfield’s 2013 Class AAA title championship team. Coach Marshall Hoff was excited about the players having a chance to play at the next level. “These girls have worked hard and are spiritual true leaders,”

Hoff said. “They both contributed to the success of Winfield’s team. I have no doubt that they will go on to do great things and be successful at the university level.” Prevett said she had options for where she could go, but after a visit, talking with her brothers and prayer she found the answer. “I prayed and God showed me where he wanted me to go,” she said. “North Greenville program is young and they are still building. Plus my brother attends the university.” Prevett who transferred from Greenbrier East last year said she loved playing with the Lady Gen-

erals. “The soccer team helped build my faith and made me a stronger person,” she said. “The team was fantastic and I couldn’t have asked for better teammates.” She also has an academic scholarship from the university, which will help with her plans to study biology. “I want to go into a medical mission field, traveling and helping people,” she said. Principal Bruce McGrew was proud of the accomplished athletes. “Congratulations and we wish you the best of luck,” he said.

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Poca Lady Dots continue to build for future By Chris Stadelman chris@theputnamstandard.com

Poca’s Lady Dots finished with the same victory total as a year ago, but the feeling is much different heading into this offseason, Coach Kenny Sayre said. After a thrilling last-second victory at Nicholas County in the first round of the sectional, Poca’s season came to an end against Class AA power Sissonville last week. While the Lady Dots (6-18) must replace two important seniors in 2014-15, the team appears to have turned the corner after a couple of very tough seasons. “I was proud of them this year. I was really proud of them,” Sayre said. “We were a lot more competitive this year than we were last year. Last year we’d be in the game for a half then go down. This year we were competitive for a lot of the game.” Hannah Bailey and Harley Hutchins both graduate, but the remainder of the team returns next season with an expected in-

fusion of talent from current eighth-graders. “Defensively that’s a lot, and their leadership,” Sayre said of Bailey and Hutchins. “Hutch was one of our better defenders, and Hannah did a lot for us this year.” Bailey will have the lasting memory of her final victory, 36-35 over Nicholas County. With five seconds to play, Nicholas County took the ball out under its own basket holding onto a one-point lead. Kendal Sayre tipped the inbounds pass, however, and Bailey scooped up the loose ball and laid it in for the victory. “The crowd had already started the ‘Goodbye’ chant and was saying to start the buses,” Coach Sayre said. “We were really excited.” The victory meant the coach had to get a spray tan as part of his deal with the players, and an upset of Sissonville would have meant he had to shave his head. That looked possible after the score was 2-1 after the first quarter, but ultimately it wasn’t meant

to be as the Lady Indians went up 10 at the half and held on for a 4431 victory. Sayre, McKenzie Ball, and Casey Skeens are among the nucleus back next season, though, plus all the bench players. Skeens was first-team All-Cardinal Conference this year, while Sayre and Ball were second-team picks. “My goal next year is to have a JV team,” Coach Sayre said. “That would be phenomenal. We have six or seven eighth-graders, plus some who didn’t come out this year. It will help them get experience. I really think we will.” Sayre said his other goal is to avoid the sectional play-in game, which is the fourth- and fifth-place teams. “We need to get them working in the offseason, see if they want to work,” he said. “The better programs, it’s no secret they work year-round. We’ll open the gym up, say start playing and work on fundamentals.” It’s safe to say Sayre wouldn’t mind having to go around bald for a few weeks next March.

Casey Skeens will be among the nucleus back next season for the Lady Dots. Skeens was first-team All-Cardinal Conference this year. File photo

Shooting problems doom Lady Generals in sectional final By Chris Stadelman chris@theputnamstandard.com

ST. ALBANS – Winfield knew it had a tough task taking on a talented St. Albans team in a hostile environment, and the Lady Generals made their job even tougher with a slow start. The Lady Red Dragons jumped out to a 9-0 lead Friday night and led 22-2 with 2:37 left in the second quarter, then cruised to a 5327 victory in the sectional final. Winfield (12-12) remained alive despite the defeat and was scheduled to play at Huntington Wednesday night with a state tournament berth on the line (see www.theputnamstandard.com for results). Chelsea Kirby was the only Lady General player with previous experience in a sectional final (Haylea Roberson was out with an injury last year), and Coach Tim Toler thought that played a role early in the game. “I think nerves got us a little bit,” Toler acknowledged. “It was one of those nights you hate to see in a sectional championship. We were flat.”

Senior Chelsea Kirby drives around a St. Albans player on her way to the basket. She had nine points and 15 rebounds in the game. The Lady Generals made just three field goals in the first half, a jump shot by Roberson in the first quarter, a 3-pointer by Katie Bryant midway through the second, and a layup from freshman Lauren Albert with 30 seconds left in the half that made it 25-8. “We tried,” Toler said. “We just couldn’t get the ball to go down.” Cheyenne Sawyers missed all but three minutes of the first half after picking up two quick fouls,

but she had eight points including a pair of 3-pointers in the second half. “Coach has a rule if you get two fouls in the first half you can’t come back in,” she said. “We just weren’t dedicated to win this game like at Nitro.” Kirby said the girls tried to stay calm. “It was hard before the game,” she said. “I wanted the girls to realize it was the sectional championship and they didn’t need to be nervous. Win or lose, there’s still another game.” Fellow senior Karley Rogers admitted, “I didn’t feel like I would play very well. I felt better about the Nitro game.”

Sophomore Jordan Pauley gets fouled on her way to the basket in the game sectional final game against St. Albans. Winfield pulled off an upset over the Lady Wildcats to get into the sectional final. That was a nail-biter, with Bryant hitting a 3pointer to make it 56-54 with 1:17 left in the game and Kirby hitting a free throw after that to secure a 57-56 victory. Kirby had nine points and 15 rebounds in the game, while Bryant had 14 points, Roberson 12, Sawyers 12 and Rogers 10 as part of a balanced attack. St. Albans’ gym is different, too, another adjustment the Lady Generals had to make. “The lighting was very different, so that makes it more difficult,” Roberson said. “It has a lot more active student section.” An active zone by the Red Dragons had a major impact, too. “It made my shot a little off,”

Roberson acknowledged. “I’m not used to having people flying at me so fast.” St. Albans Coach Scott James said that was part of the plan. “We play a 3-2 zone and extend it out a little bit against good shooters,” James said. “If we let her stand out there and shoot, she could hurt us.” Instead the duo of Brenna Propst (15) and Torri Wilson (13) outscored Winfield on their own, with lots of loud support. “The dog pound is pretty good,” James said. “Our girls feed off the student section.” Winfield scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late. “I hate it for my girls,” Toler said. “I wish we’d made it a better ballgame.”


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Thursday,March 6,2014 – Page 11

Lady Redskins meet goals, will set them higher By Kelly Stadelman kelly@theputnamstandard.com

The Lady Redskins accomplished their primary goal this year. Now the plan is to set the bar higher for 2014-15 and work to cross it again. “Our goal was to finish the season at .500 and we did that,” coach Austin Lowe said. “Next year our goal is to be better and go further in postseason play.” Hurricane’s season (12-12) came to an end in the second round of girls Class AAA sectional play with a Feb. 26 loss at St. Albans, 69-35. The team beat Point Pleasant, 64-29, in the first round to advance. Last week wasn’t the first meeting between Hurricane and St. Albans this season. They met a month ago with the game having a different outcome. “We beat them by three points in our first meeting,” Lowe said. “That was the best game we played all year. St. Albans is a good team. You have to be a great team to beat them.” The Lady Red Dragons defense controlled the game and made it tough for Hurricane to drive the lane or get an outside shot. “I won’t question my team’s effort, our girls played hard tonight,” Lowe said. “We prepared for their defense but we couldn’t

Junior Abby Watson drives to the basket while senior Taneisha Sturdavent looks to assist. Watson had 13 points in the sectional game against St. Albans. hit a shot tonight. We were 1-for13 from the 3-point line.” During the first two minutes of the game neither team could find the basket. However once St. Albans found its momentum around the outside perimeter, the team never looked back. The Lady Red Dragons hit five of nine 3-pointers in the first quarter. The Lady Redskins didn’t give up and kept battling back. But each quarter St. Albans was able to expand its lead. “In our last game Abby was able to hit outside shots,” Lowe said. “This time they had two people on her at all times and she didn’t

hit a three.” Watson finished the game with 13 points, most of those coming on drives down the lane and at the free throw line. The junior said she is going to work hard during the offseason and will be better next year. “Personally I’m going to work on my ball handling skills and improve my overall play,” Watson said. “As a team we are going to continue to work out as much as we can together and get better.” The Lady Redskins are losing two seniors – Taneisha Sturdavent and Bonnie Runyon. “It is going to hurt the team los-

Audrey Barber had 14 points in Hurricane’s matchup with St. Albans. ing both of these players,” Lowe said. “We have some younger players who will need to step up and work hard.” One loss for the team will be its presence under the basket. “Taneisha is irreplaceable,” he said of a player who played tough defense and controlled the boards in many games. “We are going to miss her.” Runyon, who moved into the area a year ago, said she enjoyed her senior year and playing with the Lady Redskins.

“I had a real good time getting to know everyone and bonding with the team,” she said. “It is hard to believe our season is over.” Lowe said the team will work on conditioning during the next six months. “We’ll get in some games over the summer as a team,” he said. “We have some ball handlers and shooters. We just need some presence inside. “One step at a time. This season was better than last.”

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Second quarter pushes Redskins over Cabell Midland By Brian Harper For The Putnam Standard

It was only a matter of time. Hurricane Redskins The cleanly dispatched the Cabell Midland Knights 76-39 on Feb. 25, utilizing two of their hallmarks: good shooting and defense. The Redskins went 27-of-46 (59 percent) from the floor, including 9-of-16 (56 percent) from three, and swarmed the Knights on defense all night long for an impressive road win heading into sectional tournament play. “We played one of the best games we played all year,” said Coach Lance Sutherland. “Our defense was good, we shot lights out in the first half, and didn’t let up in the second half.” The game began with a lot of energy from both squads, with Cabell Midland feeding off of the rowdy home crowd there for senior night. The Knights even managed to take an early lead in the first quarter, but that only served to wake up the Redskins, who stepped up their defensive intensity, converted some turnovers into easy baskets, and took a 17-8 lead at the end of the first. Hurricane picked up right where it left off in the second quarter, continuing their defensive pressure and carving the Knights up with ball movement in

Trey Dawson led the Redskins with 15 points in the game against the Knights. File photo the half court. They managed to an exquisite show of passing in stretch their lead with a healthy transition that ended in several mix of long range shots and sec- nice layups. ond chance baskets off of reThe Redskins led 61-28 at the bounds, as they outscored the end of the third quarter. Knights 25-8 in the quarter to The big lead allowed the Redtake a big 42-15 lead into half- skins to give some of their bench time. players some playing time in the Although they had the game fourth quarter. Depth is critical in well in hand, the Redskins con- tournament play, and the Hurritinued to play with great intensity cane bench played well during its in the second half. They took ad- opportunity. vantage of several Cabell Midland They were able to maintain the miscues in the third, and finished lead as time ran out for the off a sequence of turnovers with Knights.

Henry Sorsaia had 12 points for Hurricane in the matchup with Cabell Midland. File photo Trey Dawson led the Redskins with 15 points, followed by J.T. Rogoszewski with 14 points, and Henry Sorsaia with 12. Sophomore guard Cole Tilley led the Knights with 13 points, followed by Jacob Perry with nine points. “I think we played good, played hard,” Sorsaia said after the game. “We need to just keep playing defense the way we’ve been playing.” The Redskins are playing with a

lot of confidence, and it’s coming at the perfect time of year. Their leaders are making sure the team has the right mindset going forward. “We just need to keep playing good defense,” said senior forward Garrett DeFries. “If we play good defense, it will propel us to bigger and better things.” The Redskins open sectional tournament play this week. “If we play like we played tonight, we’ll be OK,” Sutherland said.

Winfield’s Humphreys wins second consecutive state title Winfield junior Bryce Humphreys completed an undefeated wrestling season with a second state title in a row, winning the 132-pound class a year after being crowned in the 126pound competition. The Generals finished tied for 15th in Class AAA as a team, sharing that spot with St. Albans and Winfield. Huntington finished first overall with 188 points. Humphreys defeated Huntington’s Chase Childers 14-9 in Saturday’s championship match. Fellow Generals Chris Cochran,

Evan Fairchild and Noah Julian all qualified for the state tournament as well. Cochran, a senior, and Julian, a junior, both lost in the championship round quarterfinals. Cochran lost to Wheeling Park’s Dallas Baciak, the eventual state runner-up, and Julian fell to John Marshall’s Cullen Ebbert, another runner-up. Fairchild, a junior, lost in the second consolation round to St. Albans’ Michael Milam. Hurricane seniors Mitchell Fitzgerald and Jeremy Francis

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The Putnam Standard WARD BEECHER ARBAUGH REBA FAYE ERWIN BLACK JOHN "JOHNNIE" S. COOK JR. RICHARD MICHAEL "MIKE" GERLACH KENNETH C. HARRISON ROGER JARRELL CARYL W. OSTRANDER HOWARD GLENVILLE RAINES MILDRED SUE STOVER WARD BEECHER ARBAUGH Ward Beecher Arbaugh, 79, of Winfield, passed away Feb. 25. Beecher was born Oct. 19, 1934, in Michigan, a son of the late Myrtle and Kingston Arbaugh. He served his country in the United States Army, was retired from Union Carbide and believed in God and the Bible. In addition to his parents, Beecher was preceded in death by his brother, Charles. He is survived by his wife, Patsy; his daughters, Kelly Arbaugh of Hurricane and Robin Thomas and her husband, Brian, of Scott Depot; his two grandchildren, Matt and Kelsey Thomas; his sister, Wanda Johnson; and his brother, John Arbaugh. Funeral services were held Feb. 27, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Entombment was at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The family would like to thank Kanawha HospiceCare; John, Linda, Larry and Connie; as well as all of the caring family, friends and neighbors who have helped us through this difficult time. To share a memory of Beecher or to express condolences, please visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was honored to serve the Arbaugh family. REBA FAYE ERWIN BLACK Reba Faye Erwin Black, 74, of Milton, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. She was born Aug. 27, 1939, to the late Gordon and Irene Erwin, also preceded in death by her husband, Floyd "Toy" Black; infant son and daughter, Frances Mae; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Dave Young. Reba was retired from T-Shirt International. She was a member of Mason Street United Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving daughters, Rhonda Neal and Sheila (James) Dailey, all of Milton; her special grandchildren, Kyle (Tiffani) O'Dell and Caleb and Catalina Dailey; great-grandchildren, Marli and Layni, whom she loved dearly, all of Milton; a special son, Larry Parsons; her loving companion, Rodney Black; sisters, Yvonne Lanham of St. Albans, Donna and John McNeely of Bancroft, Edna Lewis and Joyce and CD Young of Hurricane; a host of nieces and nephews; and precious pet, Baby Girl. Services were held Feb. 27, at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. James Jobe officiating. Burial was at Lower Hodges Cemetery. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrange-

ments. Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences. JOHN "JOHNNIE" S. COOK JR. John "Johnnie" S. Cook Jr., 93, of Scott Depot, passed away Feb. 20, 2014. Born March 15, 1920, he was the son of John and Leah Cook of Dorothy. Johnnie served with the Army during World War II. Johnnie was manager of the Marfork and Eunice Company Store and retired as purchasing agent for Omar Mining Company. He was married to Enid "Bill" Arlene Cook, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his devoted wife of 26 years, Irene Hope Cook; his sons, William "Bill" A. Cook and his wife, Patti, Kevin Payne and his wife, Eydie, and Tony Payne and his wife, Rebecca; daughters, Sharon A. Cook, Dianne Criner and her husband, Gary, and Sheila Wright and her husband, Wayne; sisters, Thelma Mancari and husband, Joe, Ruth Ann Bailey and her husband, Darrell, Sue Harris and Mary Lou Workman; sisters-in-law, Juanita Cook and Glenda Cook; and brother-in-law, Billy Ray Thompson. Johnnie deeply loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held Feb. 23 at the Dorothy Assembly of God Church located in Dorothy. Arrangements were by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville. Memorial donations in Johnnie's name may be made to Attn: Jerry Pauley, Dorothy Assembly of God Church, Dorothy, WV 25060 and CAMC David Lee Cancer Center, 3100 MacCorkle Ave. SE #101, Charleston, WV 25304. RICHARD MICHAEL "MIKE" GERLACH Richard Michael "Mike" Gerlach, 69, of Scott Depot, passed away Feb. 21, 2014. Born Sept. 9, 1944, in Huntington, he was a son of the late Owen and Kathryn Holstein Gerlach. He was also preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Betty Gerlach. Mike was retired from the state of West Virginia as an assistant director of the Bureau of Employment Programs. He also served as an assistant maintenance director at West Virginia State University, Institute. Mike served his country with the Unites States Army, being stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Era. Surviving are his wife, Lana; his son, Chris Gerlach of Scott Depot; his brother, Peter Cline Gerlach of Barboursville; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Denver (Patsy) Rogers of Oklahoma City, Okla., Eunice Ann Metheny of Farmington, N.M.; and niece and nephews, Pepsi, Duff and Tony Gerlach. Funeral services were held Feb. 25, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

The family requests donations are to the American Lung Association, 2102 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was honored to serve the Gerlach family. KENNETH C. HARRISON Kenneth C. Harrison, 84, of Grandview Ridge, Putnam County, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Putnam County and attended Paradise Bible Church. He retired from AVTEX Fibers, Allis Chalmers and served as the caretaker for Grandview Cemetery for 34 years. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, playing music with his brother and woodworking. Born Jan. 10, 1930, he was the son of the late Leonard and Virgie Landers Harrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Deloris Rollins Harrison; children, Sharon (Steve) Kosa of Liberty, Mo., James Keith (Shelia) Harrison of Eleanor and Kathy (Bill) Walker of Winfield; two brothers; and one sister. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one step-grandchild. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to the Grandview Cemetery Fund, c/o David Casto, 1424 Grandview Ridge Road, Red House, WV 25168. Funeral services were held Feb. 27 at Raynes Funeral Home (Eleanor Chapel) with Pastor Doug McComas and Pastor Paul Browning officiating. Entombment was at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Online condolences may be sent to the Harrison family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements. ROGER JARRELL Roger Jarrell, 68, of Culloden, was born May 4, 1945, and passed away Feb. 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis "Chubby" and Mildred Jarrell, and son, Roger "Tank" Jarrell Jr. He was a retired auto mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Vivian Jarrell of Bonner Springs, Kan.; and sisters, Janice Harshbarger of Bob White and Nadine and Jack Hobbs of Huntington. Graveside services were held Feb. 23, at Memory Gardens, Madison, with Roy Lee Jarrell and Kim L. Stone officiating. Please make a donation in memory of Roger Jarrell to Liberty Baptist Church, Box 8, Milton, WV 25541. You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com. Arrangements were by Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Thursday,March 6,2014 – Page 13 CARYL W. OSTRANDER Caryl W. Ostrander, 88, of Hurricane, passed away Feb. 15, 2014. In addition to serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was a World War II veteran and also served in the Army Air Corps. He was employed by the federal government as a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Charleston, and later transferred to the National Weather Service in Chicago, Ill., before retiring. Born Jan. 24, 1926, in Lodi, Wis., he was the son of William and Dolly Ostrander. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Guy Ostrander, and his son, Bruce Ostrander. He is survived by his wife, Esther Lee Ostrander; sons, Jack and his wife, MaryAnn, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Vern and his wife, Vickie, of Sardinia, Ohio; brothers, Burl, Charles and Robert Ostrander; stepdaughters, Vicki Holtsclaw (James) of Nitro, Brenda McClelland (James) of Hurricane and Tamma Francis of Hurricane; stepson, Stephen Francis of Haverhill, Mass.; and a host of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. A memorial service was held at Hurricane Church of Christ, Hurricane, Feb. 22. The family suggests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605-A MacCorkle Ave. SE, South Charleston, WV 25309. You may share memories or condolences to the family online at www.kellerfuneralhome.net. HOWARD GLENVILLE RAINES Howard Glenville Raines, 84, of Eleanor passed away Feb. 24, 2014. He was born Feb. 4, 1930, to Howard and Gracie Raines, both deceased. Glen was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty and two infant daughters, Nancy Gail and Mary Lou. Glen was retired from RhonePoulenc. He also served the Lord in many ministries through the years: circuit-riding preacher for one year at approximately the age of 36 at Mount Zion Church, Mount Olive Church, Warner Chapel Church and Promised Land Church, interim pastor at Red House EUB church for four years, adult Sunday school teacher at Paradise Church of God and Nursing Home Ministry. After his move to Eleanor, he attended Winfield Nazarene

Church while Pastor John Hayes was pastoring. Surviving are his children, Ruth Davis of Cottageville, Peggy (Larry) Workman of Louisa, Ky., Susan (Gary) Lewis of Nitro, John of Belmont, JoAnn (G.B.) Corn of Lesage, Tom (Connie) of Lexington, N.C., Patty (Greg) Parsons of Red House and Judy (Dwight) Pauley of Red House; brother, Denver (Judy) Raines of Bluefield; 15 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren, each of whom were very special to him; three nephews; and one niece. Also very special to him were Gary Lewis, his son-in-law, who was able to help him continue to do all the things he used to enjoy doing when he was physically able; and Kathleen Sowards of Winfield, his special friend. Services were held Feb. 28, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Hayes officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. MILDRED SUE STOVER Mildred Sue Stover, 71, of Buffalo, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. She operated the food pantry and thrift store in Buffalo, and served as coordinator of the Buffalo Welcome Center. Born Oct. 12, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Garrett H. Hulbert and Goldie Mae Reedy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Lawrence J. Stover Jr., as well as six brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, Patricia A. of Red House, Lawrence J. II (Pam) of Red House, Jeffrey A. (Mary) of Buffalo and Phillip W. of Buffalo; grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) May of Red House, Miranda (Sebastian Young) Stover of Red House, John Ryan Stover of Red House, Jeffrey A. (Brenna) Stover II of Buffalo and Caleb Stover of Red House; step-grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley Parsons; and great-grandchildren, Justice, Aiden, Christian, Gabriella, Emilee, Kindle, Connor and "one on the way." Funeral services were held March 1, at Raynes Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Harris officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. Online condolences may be sent to the Stover family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com.

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Notice of Short Form Settlement of Estates To the Creditors, Distributees and Beneficiaries of the within named persons: I have before me the final settlement of the estates of the following persons, which shall be presented to the County Commission of Putnam County, at the Courthouse, in the City of Winfield, on Tuesday the 11th day of March, 2014 at 09:00 for its approval which settlements have been presented to me pursuant to West Vir-

ginia Code 44-3A-4a, as amended, (Waiver and Application for Short Form Settlement by distributes and beneficiaries) which settlements I have approved as indicated below: Estate of Russell T. Brooks: Joyce L. Brooks, Executrix Estate of Dennis James Cox: Jeffrey Cox, Executor Estate of Georgianna Escue: Harold R. Escue, Executor Estate of James Linzy

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The Putnam Standard

Strong second half propels Winfield over Oak Hill By Chris Stadelman chris@theputnamstandard.com

Maybe John Bellomy needs to add a “polar” to his nickname. The Winfield junior, known as Bear, got hot against Oak Hill when temperatures in the gym plummeted. Bellomy scored 17 of his game-high 26 points after intermission to help break open a close game to lead the Generals to a 68-58 victory over the Red Devils. That occurred as the air conditioning kicked on, dropping temperatures enough that fans starting putting on their coats. It didn’t bother Bellomy or his teammates on senior night, however. “I couldn’t really tell,” Bellomy said of the cold. “I was just playing the game. My teammates were setting good screens. I was getting good looks and knocking them down.” Oak Hill (10-9) battled and kept the game close through three quarters Thursday night, with 10 lead changes and eight ties by the 3:27 mark of the third period. But 3-pointers from Heath Diehl and Bellomy sparked a 10-3 Winfield run, and the Generals never relinquished the lead. “It’s great to get a win on senior night,” said Cole Schoolcraft, who grabbed seven rebounds and had

Bear Bellomy scored 26 points to lead the Generals to a 68-58 victory over the Red Devils.

Cole Schoolcraft grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists in the Winfield game against Oak Hill. two assists. “I felt like we had an edge. We won by nine down there, and I never thought we were going to lose.” Winfield struggled shooting early, particularly from 3-point range. But senior Zach Fisher hit the team’s first 3-pointer with 1:45 left in the half, then nailed another at the buzzer. The 25-footer gave Winfield a 30-27 lead and the momentum. “I don’t know, I just couldn’t make one at all,” said Fisher, who

finished with 21 points. “It helped to see that one go down and get my confidence up.” Winfield’s defense against Jalen Jones also was a key, with Taylor Hearn taking the task during the first half and a 2-3 zone helping in the second. Jones finished with 23 points, but eight of those came from the free throw line. The Generals led by just two heading into the fourth quarter, but Fisher hit a quick three, then Bellomy added two more to open

up an eight-point margin with 5:26 left. Oak Hill tried to battle back, but Fisher went 4-for-4 at the free throw line and Toby Show 2-of-2 in the final minute to secure the victory. After a four-game losing streak, Winfield (13-9) now has won three in a row heading into sectional play. “It’s good to start to get back on track,” Coach Pat McGinnis said. “Everyone is 0-0 now. We need to shore up some stuff we’re not doing well. We can play better.” Schoolcraft said the team feels good heading to the postseason. “We’re feeling really confident,” he said. “Getting to the state tour-

nament is the only goal we have.” The Generals were scheduled to play host to Point Pleasant Wednesday night (check www.theputnamstandard.com for results), and a victory in that game would put them into Friday night’s sectional final. Five seniors – Fisher, Schoolcraft, Hearn, Show and Brandon Wright – are making their final appearances with Winfield this postseason. “They’re a real good group of guys,” Bellomy said, adding he’s learned a lot playing with them. “Work ethic, especially Fisher. He’s in here every day working. He sets a good example.”

Buffalo loses to Charleston Catholic in sectional semifinal The Buffalo Lady Bison season came to an end with a sectional semifinal loss against Charleston Catholic. That defeat also marked the end of high school careers for a quartet of Lady Bison seniors. Chelsey Parkins leaves as Buffalo’s all-time leading scorer, with Paige Roush, Katie Allen and Whitney Dingess also closing out their careers. Buffalo again fell victim to the

powerful section in which it plays, with powerhouses Huntington St. Joe and Charleston Catholic standing in the way of a state tournament berth. On Feb. 26, the Lady Irish jumped out to a 22-5 lead in the first quarter and led 36-7 at halftime. Buffalo battled through the second half but fell 58-29. Parkins led the team with 14 points in the game, and junior Olivia Dunn

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added nine. Roush had three, Michaela Lewis two and Kailee Payne one for Buffalo. The Lady Bison finished the season 12-8, with three of those losses to Charleston Catholic. Vida Imani had 21 points and Hannah Gallian 16 in the sectional game for the Lady Irish. Dunn returns for Buffalo next year, as do Lewis, Payne and several other reserves. Senior Paige Roush drives around defenders in Buffalo sectional game against Charleston Catholic. Photo by Memory Lane Photos

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