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The Putnam County Democrat Club will meet on Monday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the old Putnam County Courthouse, 2nd floor. We will be discussing our events for 2013, so please try to attend. Bring a covered dish and ask a friend or neighbor to join you.
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Celebrating West Virginia's 150th Birthday A column by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin This year, on June 20th,WestVirginia turns 150 years old. It's a big deal, not just for our state, but for our country. One hundred and fifty years ago, our nation was torn apart-divided by the Civil War. As the war went on, the people of what would soon be West Virginia made a decision: to stand for freedom, equality and the United States of America. And in 1863, West Virginia became America's 35th state. Today, 150 years later, West Virginia is known for its picturesque landscape, abundant resources, diverse culture and kind, compassionate people. I know there are some West Virginians who were not around the last time we celebrated a birthday this big-our centennial in 1963. I
was, and it was something I'll never forget. You've likely heard the stories of families gathering around the television to watch from the living room or standing on the State Capitol steps in the rain waiting for President John F. Kennedy to speak. For many of us, it was more than an important moment in our state's history-it was a day that made us all
proud to be West Virginians. This June, we get to do it again. The Sesquicentennial Commission has worked hard to plan a full weekend of events at the State Capitol to celebrate this important birthday. We will kick-off the celebration on June 20th at 1:50 p.m. with a statewide bell ringing, and the events at the Capitol will run
through June 23rd. It'll be a celebration you won't want to miss-so mark your calendars and join us at the State Capitol or at a celebration in your community as we make history. To learn more about the birthday celebration at the Capitol or to find a celebration in your area, visit www.wv150.com.
Putnam County Schools Menu - May 13-17 High School: Monday 5/13: Chocolate Chip Muffin LUNCH: HOT DOG W/SAUCE OR PORK BBQ ON A BUN, Cole Slaw/Baked Beans, Potato Wedges, Orange Wedges/Milk Tuesday 5/14: Oatmeal Cinnamon Toast LUNCH: SCRAMBLED EGGS & SAUSAGE PATTY, Diced Potatoes, Warm Sliced Apples, Biscuit/Milk Wednesday 5/15: MVP Breakfast
Cheesestick LUNCH: LASAGNE OR PIZZA, Caesar Salad/Corn, Fresh Cantaloupe, Garlic Texas Toast/Milk Thursday 5/16: Chicken & Biscuit LUNCH: SALISBURY STEAK W/GRAVY OR CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans/Applesauce, Wheat Roll/Milk Friday 5/17: Schools Choice Menu Elementary & Middle School
Menu: Monday 5/13: Chocolate Chip Muffin LUNCH: HOT DOG W/SAUCE, Cole Slaw/Baked Beans, Potato Wedges, Orange Wedges/Milk Tuesday 5/14: Oatmeal Cinnamon Toast LUNCH: SCRAMBLED EGGS & SAUSAGE PATTY, Diced Potatoes, Warm Sliced Apples, Biscuit/Milk Wednesday 5/15: MVP Breakfast Cheesestick
LUNCH: LASAGNE, Caesar Salad/Corn, Fresh Cantaloupe, Garlic Texas Toast/Milk Thursday 5/16: Chicken & Biscuit LUNCH: SALISBURY STEAK W/GRAVY, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans/Applesauce, Wheat Roll/Milk Friday 5/17: Schools Choice Menu Menu items are always subject to availability.
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Page 2 – May 11-12, 2013 Hurricane Civic Chorus to present Spring Concert The Hurricane Civic Chorus under the direction of Dr. Larry Stickler from Marshall University and our esteemed accompanist, Tom Minshall, will be performing our spring concert on Saturday May 11th, 2013 in the beautiful Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church @ 7:30 p.m. We will be singing a variety of music including some selections from "Les Miserables". Everyone Welcome!
21st Spring Gospel Sing: May 16-18 Where: Spring Valley Campground, 8000 Dozer Rd., Cambridge, OH (south off I70 exit 178, next road on right). When: Thursday – 7 pm Homecoming Night Friday – 7 pm Gospel Bluegrass Saturday – Open Talent 12; Scheduled Talent 1 p.m. Free admission, free parking! Bring a lawn chair and a friend. Call for info 740-732-5291. Website: www.gospeljubilee.org.
Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.
Free Blood Pressure Clinic EnAct will be sponsoring a Free Blood Pressure Clinic on Friday May 17, 2013 from 10a – 2p at Hurricane City Hall (Council Chambers), 3255 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV.
Polio Survivors Support Group Meetings The WV Chapter of Polio Survivors Support Group meets at
Community Calendar 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 email@example.com.
Curves of St. Albans to offer Free Fitness Assessments Join Curves of St. Albans, the second Tuesday of every month, for “Free Fitness Assessments’. These assessments will be offered to anyone who wants to know their BMI and Body Fat Percentage.
Guided Rock Climbing Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures at Hocking Hills State Park - 13178 Ohio 664 S., Logan, OH 43138 Open year round, offering guided rock climbing, rappelling and backpacking expeditions for visitors. Reservations required; call 800-HOCKING. For more infor-
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Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous at 1.800.333.5051 or find meeting locations at www.aawv.org.
Hurricane Church of Christ Food Pantry The food pantry of the Hurricane Church of Christ, 600 Midland Trail (the one on the hill by the Hurricane Middle School) is open on Friday from 11:00-1:00. Please call 304-562-6491 to make an appointment.
First Baptist Church of St Albans to offer Music Camp The First Baptist Church of St. Albans at Sixth Ave. and Second St will offer its 22nd annual Music Camp, June 10-14, 9 am to 2:30 pm daily at the church. The Camp is for children entering grades 2 - 7 as of September 2013. Children attending the Camp participate in choral singing, handbells, Orff instruments, a basic music class, introduction to the orchestra and recreation. Participants need not have prior formal music training. Other activities include Introduction to Guitar, Drums, and Pipe Organ, and Interpretive Movement. Tuition for the camp is $37 per child with family rates available. For further information and online registration, visit www.musiccampfbc.com. You may also register at the church Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30. The Music Camp is under the direction of Thomas Hollinger, Director of Music at the church. Questions? Call the church at 727-4661.
Winfield Lions Club building Available to Rent The Winfield Lions Club building is available to rent for showers, birthday parties and other functions. Overlooking the Kanawha River, with an outdoor grilling area and picnic space available, the building is air-conditioned, has a complete kitchen and seats up to 50. For rates and more information, call 304-755-5539.
Part-time Worship Leader Needed Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane is looking for a parttime Worship Leader. Applicants should have a Pentecostal/Spiritfilled background and be familiar with contemporary Christian music as well as traditional hymns. For more information, please call the church office at (304)562-3074.
Putnam County Democrat Club to Meet The Putnam County Democrat Club will meet on Monday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the old Putnam County Courthouse, 2nd floor. We will be discussing our events for 2013, so please try to attend. Bring a covered dish and ask a friend or neighbor to join you.
Attention Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane is looking to fill the following positions: Assistant Pastor and Youth Leader. Applicants for Assistant Pastor are required to have AG credentials. Youth leader applicants should have a Pentecostal/Spirit-filled background. For more information, please call the church office at (304)562-3074.
3rd Annual Taste of Putnam Seeks Scrumptious Samplings The Kiwanis Club of Putnam County is excited to announce the Third Annual Taste of Putnam to be held on Sunday, May 19th at The Valley Park in Hurricane from 12:00 to 5:00 PM with free parking and free admission to the public. The registration period for any restaurants or vendors to participate in this years’ event is open through April 19th. Any restaurant or vendor that registers prior to April 5th will be eligible to receive a discounted event booth space. We are excited to again present The Food Guy, Mr. Steven Keith from The Charleston Daily Mail who will be on hand sampling the dishes and handing out awards to some of the top dishes served during The Taste. The winning dishes will receive a special write-up in The Daily Mail following the event. The public will also vote on their favorite dishes and awards will be given as The Favorite(s) in Putnam County.
Grand Opening!!! Hair Depot (Family Hair Care) Monday, May 13th 331 C Roosevelt Blvd Eleanor 1 (304) 421-1381
Walk Ins & Appts Available We want to welcome everyone to come celebrate with us! Hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones. Haircuts -$10.00 Kids cut 18 & under $9.00; 5 & under $7.00; Perms $35.00; Color $35.00; Color & Highlights $70.00. *PROM SPECIALS*
The Putnam Standard “This has become one of the signature events of Spring in Putnam County,” noted Kiwanis Club president and Chairman of the Taste of Putnam, Michael Henshall. “We’ve modeled our event after other successful ‘taste’ events and are excited we are able to feature the culinary achievements of our community restaurateurs.” This is the third year the Taste of Putnam has been produced by the Kiwanis Club of Putnam County, and the proceeds from the event allow the Kiwanis Club to perform many of their community service projects throughout the year. “The Taste of Putnam is a family event with something for everyone. Come out and enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the park with the family and sample offerings from a variety of cuisines and chefs in the area”. This year, proceeds from the Taste of Putnam will benefit the Eliminate Project, an international campaign the Kiwanis International organization has spearheaded along with Unicef in an effort to eliminate Neonatal tetanus, a very debilitating and excruciating disease that affects newborns in many poverty stricken nations that contract tetanus during birth and die within a few days or weeks. Restaurants and chefs will offer sample-sized portions to patrons in exchange for event tickets purchased on site. This will allow patrons to visit a number of restaurants and try a number of dishes and items in a single location. The event, endorsed by the Putnam County Parks & Recreation, The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau and City of Hurricane, is geared to promote businesses and restaurants within our community and want you to become a part of this annual event. The Taste of Putnam is open to anyone who would like a commercial booth space during the one-day event. For an application to register and more information, feel free to contact Michael Henshall, Taste of Putnam Chairman at: (304) 9937650. Space is limited and early registration is required. A correction note, the telephone number listed in the Putnam County Calendar of Events is incorrect; the telephone number should be: (304) 993-7650.
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West Virginia State University Student Research wins National Recognition INSTITUTE, WV - Four research students from West Virginia State University (WVSU) took top prizes at the 1890 Association of Research Directors (ARD) Symposium held April 6-10 in Jacksonville, Fla., marking the most honors WVSU has received at the event. Another WVSU student took second place at the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) meeting in Dearborn, Mich., April 4–6. More than 300 posters and
nearly 300 oral presentations were showcased at the ARD Symposium, which brings together researchers from the nation’s 1890 land-grant universities. Fifteen WVSU students participated in the competitive portion. Brian Wooten took first place in the undergraduate category Renewable Energy, Natural Resources and Environment for “Continuing the Search for a Renewable/Biodegradable Hydro-
ponic Substrate,” while Natalia Montenegro won first place in the graduate category for “Testing the Effects of Carbohydrate Perturbation on the Stability of Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion.” In the undergraduate category Plant Health and Production and Plant Products, Lori Morris won first place for “Role of MicroRNA Regulation for Sex Expression of Melon” and Jason Thaxton won second place for “Yield Trials for
Hot and Specialty Peppers for Small Farm Production.” “I was shocked and humbled to not only come in second but to place overall because of so many quality projects competing,” said Thaxton, who will graduate from WVSU in December. “It gives me an insight that I can do anything if I put my mind to it.” Doug Bright placed second at MEHA for a poster presentation entitled "Developing a Modern
Herbarium at WVSU." Biology major, Bright is set to graduate in May with a WVSU Honors Program distinction. “This outstanding showing by our students reflects well on the quality of student learning and mentoring being done by research faculty here at State, said Dr. Orlando F. McMeans, vice president for Research and Public Service.”
Clay Center - May 2013 Events In the Art Gallery All the Time in the World Touch. Feel. Connect. Take this moment to experience art and science in an unexpected way featuring video, interactives, touchscreens and more. Opening May 11 Wavelengths: The Art & Science of Color & Light Explore the wonders of color and light with this all-new, hands-on exhibit created by the Clay Center! Travel from the art gallery to the Mylan Exploreatory and make our collection your own as you change a work of art by adjusting light, spin tops to mix colors, cast a rainbow shadow and much more. In the ElectricSky™ Theater Giant Screen Films: 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 and 4 pm; Sunday, 1 and 4 pm Returned May 4 Wild Ocean Each year a massive feeding frenzy takes place in the oceans of South Africa as billions of fish migrate up the KwaZulu-Natal Wild Coast. Breaching whales, frenzied sharks, herding dol-
phins and diving gannets compete in an epic underwater struggle for survival. Shows Wednesday – Sunday, 3 pm 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 Opened May 8 Jupiter: Planetary Giant Travel to the outer reaches of our solar system for a tour of giant Jupiter and the Jovian system! Shows Wednesday – Saturday at 11 am & 2 pm; Sundays at noon and 2 pm Programs & Events Open May 11 in the MYLAN EXPLORE-ATORY Wavelengths: The Art & Science of Color & Light Explore the wonders of color and light with this all-new, hands-on exhibit created by the Clay Center! Travel from the art gallery to the Mylan Exploreatory and make our collection your own as you change a work of art by adjusting light, spin tops to mix colors, cast a rainbow shadow and much more. Milton's Marvels of Science Experience extraordinary LIVE science shows with Mil-
ton'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 May – Optical Illusions - Seeing is believing…or is it? Uncover the secrets and science behind several of these mind-
bending illusions. 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. Wee Wednesdays are every Wednesday 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. 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 non-members. Pre-registration is required. May 11 – Color Wheels – Create your own color wheels in celebration of the opening of our new art and science exhibit, Wavelengths!
Congratulate Your Graduate Choose a size and mail picture and wording to: PO BOX 186, CULLODEN, WV 25510. Cost: $20.00 • Deadline: May 15th
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RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
Veggie Casserole with Dill Drop Biscuits Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1 bag (1 lb) frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower 2 cups Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen broccoli cuts 1 container (10 oz) refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce 2 1/4 cups Original Bisquick® mix 2/3 cup milk 3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
Weekly Devotional By Mary Jane “EAT YOUR GREENS”
Art by Natalie Larson
Directions: Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook onion in skillet 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in vegetable mixture, broccoli and Alfredo sauce; reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Spoon into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and dill weed until soft dough forms. Drop dough by 9 spoonfuls onto hot vegetable mixture. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
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Thought for the week: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 1:29 (KJV) Spring is officially here, the skies are blue and the sun is warmer. Those lawnmowers have been humming for two weeks now. Larry the cable guy says ’GIT- ER- DONE ‘… and it’s time for something else too! This time of year, my Mom always said, it’s time to pick the creasy greens. I was around 9 years old, we had to walk to the end of the farm bottom, (two city blocks), cross over the swinging bridge to the upper high bottom, to find and pick, the creasy greens. There she had in hand, a
brown paper bag (of which are few now) and the kitchen paring knife. We walked and she spotted and snipped the green leafy delicacies, sometimes she could not fill the bag, but, if it had been a good wet year, you had several pickens of this green spring tonic that was supposed to give you energy and vigor for the year! The health benefits of dark green leafy vegetables are probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food (according to health advisers), they have all the minerals, iron, and calcium - just too many vitamins to list. So maybe that’s the reason God said, I have given you every herb bearing seed. Thorns also and thistles shall bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. Genesis 3:18 Nowwwwwww, here I am writ-
The Putnam Standard ing you this story, thinking maybe I have my months wrong, after discussing this picking of the creasy greens with sister Carolyn, she says you pick the creasy green in early March, even if the snow is still on the ground - that her in-laws once picked barefoot, while the snow was still a lightly cover. Anyway God intended for you to eat your greens no matter how you get them. May is the most beautiful month of the year. Emerald is the birthstone for the month (green). May is observances and monthly health awareness month. You have Mothers Day, Sunday May 12TH. Armed Forces Day May 18th Memorial Day May 27th The most famous horse race in the United States, takes place the first Saturday in May - The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. Enjoy this month of May, and all the summer months ahead! Prayer: Our Father, we thank you for the change of seasons, and everything green, you send us in this world. Amen.
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POCA - Putnam County deputies and EMS joined Bancroft and Poca firefighters to rescue two trapped passengers in a flipped-over white Jeep SUV during an evening accident Monday April 29. The wreck occurred about one mile from Poca Town Hall. Crews used the Jaws of Life to pull the two out of the battered vehicle. The single-vehicle-accident shut down portions of WV 62 for more than one hour. The passengers were rushed to CAMC Hospital for observation. No major injuries were reported. “The cause of the accident remains unknown at this time,” said Putnam Deputy X. Rahmati. “The driver is in an excited state of mind and we’ll have to wait to get the incident reports finished before we know the cause.” Putnam Deputy D.W. Dollin spoke to bystanders at the scene. “There is no fatality, and I’m glad everyone is ok,” he said. “A few more feet and they
On its top - A white Jeep SUV sits upside down after a single-vehicle-crash Monday evening in Poca. Both passengers were rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. Photo by Justin Waybright could have hit the telephone pole.” Witnesses and drivers applauded the fire departments,
deputies and EMS crews for a quick response to the accident.
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Christian's Sports Beat: Hurricane: The Place for Runners & Winners
By: Christian Deiss
HURRICANE – When you’re traveling on Teays Valley Road, in Putnam County, during these warm days you see more and more runners, and some of those runners attend Hurricane High School. When the weather is nice, I run with my parents on Teays Valley Road and at the Hurricane Track. Hurricane has a good track team. I want to run for the Redskins when I am in high school. Jason Henley, coach of boys’ track at Hurricane told me, “For nine year olds like you, they need to know just to be active right now. Get into a lot of stuff that makes you as fit as you can be and as you start getting older, like middle school age, make sure you get involved in activities that allow you to get in a lot of running.” Last week I ran with the track team. I ran 3,600 meters. I saw hurdlers and sprinters, and the sprinters were practicing relays. Coach Henley told me before my run that having fun is the most important thing. “It’s great watching kids invest in what they say their goals are and learn that hard work almost always equals the success they are looking for. I like to see kids that are willing to work hard and then get to see the results of that.” I asked Henley how many miles should young runners run
per week. “I don’t know if a mileage amount is something I would focus on for young runners like you, I think I would talk about the number of minutes you are out there running. We would talk about if you could run a consistent 10, 15, and 20 minutes or something like that, and we would build on minutes not mileage,” the veteran coach said. “Later on in middle and high school, I would talk a lot more about mileage.” Coming up for the track team is the state championships in Charleston, at Laidley Field, and it is an important event for them, said Henley. “For our distance runners, we will be looking for some big things out of our girls’ side of the program. We have several girls that are ranked in the top five to ten runners in the state,” the avid runner said. “On the guys’ side, we are still a growing team on the distance runners’ side -we are still trying to get stronger and get enough miles behind them.” He continued, “Give us one more year and we will be competing a little closer on the guys side.”
Henley coached at St Albans High School where he led the cross country team to a state championship in 1999. This was where my mom went to high school.
Christian running HHS track. Courtesy photo. “This is my 17th year of coaching - I have coached 12 years in high school at St. Albans and Hurricane and 5 years at the University of Charleston.” The freedom and joy that comes from running is matchless. I hope to see runners everywhere in the weeks to come and maybe even in some local races.
Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Litterbugs Littering is a problem not only in our hometowns but across the country. As we travel through the highways and byways and see litter, it is disgusting. Litter is unsightly and can be stopped by educating those who want to be litterbugs and don’t know it. When I was in grade school, and someone yelled, “litterbug” we all knew what that meant. It meant that someone had not placed a piece of paper in the trash can. Being a litterbug was not the things to be. We all, I am sure, have been taught not to litter and always put trash in its proper place. But why is there so much litter on our back roads? I see cans, bottles and papers bags and it makes the whole area look awful. Can we just find a trash can and place our garbage in the right place? I also wonder why a group of people willing to clean up after the litterbugs would take time out of their day and pick up trash. I think it is because they care about our environment and want to do the right thing. Of all the issues we face, I realize litter is a small thing, but not really. Littering can be stopped by just stopping and placing your trash in a can. Let us all keep in mind that we are here for just a little while and then someone else will be in our place and I would like to leave it a little better looking for the next generation.
Students Initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi BATON ROUGE, LA - The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The following 12 students were granted an achievement for being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Emily Jensen of Charleston Brent Walls, Kathryn Deemer, Erin Fankhanel, Thomas Herman, Jr., Mary Beth Dickerson all of Hurricane Holli Withrow and Natalie Campbell of Nitro Ryan Carney, Sandra Farley, Cynthia Mai, and Stacie Trotter all of Scott Depot. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor
society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.
Christian and Coach Henley. Courtesy photo
Division of Culture and History Introduces App CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginia State Museum is going social and introducing an app that gives smartphone and tablet users the ability to get the latest information on programs and services at the state museum just the way they like it: easy, fast and current. The app is a free download available in the Apple and Google App stores. The home page provides the options available. Discovery Room features videos of the 26 discovery rooms in the museum
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and a touring map of the museum. Fact Finder has West Virginia history quizzes for beginners and pros alike. News and Social posts notices on programs and upcoming activities and Get Me There will direct users to the museum and a selection of historic communities across the state. ScanMe is a special option for museum visitors that provides extended information on selected artifacts using quick response codes. Contact Us provides users with several ways to communi-
cate with the museum: mail, email, Facebook and Twitter. To download the new app, go to the App Store and search for WVSM or West Virginia Museum. For more information, contact Rachel Moses, cultural program specialist, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 127. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary.
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Valley Park Writes Fairytale, Hundreds Come By Justin Waybright firstname.lastname@example.org
HURRICANE - A world of enchantment and fantasy awaited crowds of wonderstruck girls. Fairytales came to life during the annual Princess Tea Party Saturday April 27 at Valley Park. Young, wide-eyed princesses stood in awe as a horse and carriage brought the Fairy Godmother to the Commons entrance. Karen Haynes (the godmother) welcomed the long line of little girls into a world of infinite joy, excitement and wonder. Snow White, Jasmine, Bell, Cinderella and other famous Disney princesses helped to write a storybook day that no girl will forget. “This is what it’s all about,” said Scott Williamson, director of Putnam County Parks and Recreation. “It’s great to see families together, enjoying themselves.” Williamson continued, “We want everybody to know Putnam County Parks is working very hard to provide quality fun.” Inside a custom Aladdin-style cove, Ayla Bradley posed for a picture with Princess Jasmine. The young girl was happy to meet her favorite princesses. “I love dressing up, dancing and wearing jewelry,” Bailey said. “My favorite princesses are Rapunzel and Jasmine.” Her aunt Tammy Halstead en-
With Fairy Godmother - Isabella Brown poses for a picture with event organizer Karen Haynes during the Princess Tea Party. Photo by Justin Waybright
Magic Carpet Ride - Ayla Bailey sits with Princess Jasmine and the Genie. Photo by Justin Waybright joyed seeing her have fun Saturday. “She’s been looking forward to this,” she said. “It’s amazing, and I think it’s a good that the park has these things.” Across from Bailey, Summer and Savannah Lively sat with Disney’s Belle. Both smiled for the camera.
“I love it,” the girls said simultaneously. Joe Hively, their father, enjoyed spending quality time with them. “This is a good deal,” he said. “Definitely a good thing they have here.” By 11 a.m., more than 500 packed the park grounds for the annual event.
World of Wonder - Summer and Savannah Lively smile with Snow White during the event. Photo by Justin Waybright
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Angler Rewards Possible at WV State Parks PARKERSBURG, WV - Catfish stocking begins in mid-May in West Virginia, and that provides another opportunity to encourage youth and families to get outdoors. Others include Kids to Parks Day on May 18, National Get Outdoors Day on June 8, and National Fishing and Boating week, June 1 -9. The latter includes Free Fishing days on June 8 and June 9 in West Virginia. Fishing is especially attractive to youngsters and is a West Virginia tradition. Catfishing opportunities are available at many lakes in West Virginia’s State Parks in additional to stream and river fishing for other fish species. “I got hooked on fishing at an early age,” said Kristi Steed, group sales coordinator at North Bend State Park. “My dad took me hunting and fishing as a child. I watched my son catch his first fish and for our family, a tradition continues.” “Catfishing is increasing in popularity with young people,” according Frank Jezioro, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. “Catchablesize catfish are stocked at user friendly lakes across the state as one of our warmwater fisheries programs.” The DNR Wildlife Resources Section and West Virginia’s state parks have teamed to make catfishing even more rewarding. Tagged channel catfish will be stocked into lakes at these state parks in mid-May: Cacapon (Morgan Co.), Cedar Creek (Gilmer Co.), Chief Logan (Logan Co.), Pipestem (Summers Co.), and Tomlinson Run (Hancock Co.). Anglers who catch a tagged fish are asked to return the tag or the tag number along with information on the date of capture, if the fish was kept or released, and the name and address of the angler to WVDNR, 2311 Ohio Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Anglers also can call in the information (304-420-4550) or provide the information via e-mail email@example.com Anglers who report a tagged fish will receive the “tagged reward,” park information, a certificate and a letter of congratulations via US mail after the information is received and recorded by DNR fisheries biologists. Each certificate has a choice of three prizes: a train ride at Cass Scenic Railroad, a boat ride on the sternwheeler “Island Belle” to Blennerhassett Island or a Recreational Activity Pass at Pipestem resort. Other state park area lakes stocked with catfish but not tagged include: Berwind Lake (McDowell Co.), Laurel Lake (Mingo Co.), Little Beaver State Park Lake (Raleigh Co.), North Bend State Park Pond (Ritchie Co.), and Watoga State Park Lake (Pocahontas Co.). Fishing at state parks and
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Poca Police to Stop Summer Crime By Justin Waybright firstname.lastname@example.org
POCA- It’s a problem almost as old as the town. The bridge over Poca River has been home to drugs, alcohol and reckless behavior for years. With summer approaching, local police officers, deputies and troopers are looking to crack down on illegal acts at the railroad trestle. On a recent Saturday, Poca police cruisers patrolled the area near a local convenient store. Police presence was made known. Residents and boaters took notice. Poca Police Chief Billy Seanze is on a mission to clean up area streets and protect town residents. During the past few months, he has made dents in theft and other crimes throughout the area. Now, after the airing of MTV’s Buckwild, and summer quickly approaching, the railroad bridge problem is one issue he is ready to stop in its tracks. Crime used to run rampant at the Joseph M. Gatens Memorial
Bridge in Poca. Seanze squashed that problem. The young police veteran has served in law enforcement for more than 13 years. Crime at the railroad trestle has always been an issue, he said. “It’s gotten worse in the last two years with the amount of people over there - we receive constant calls,” Seanze said. “People get on the bridge, jump off the side of it, and there are ropes that dangle from it.” The Poca officer wants to end this now before someone gets hurt. With a bridge that sits more than 30 feet from a 10-15-foot water depth, injuries are waiting to happen, Seanze said. “The water is muddy, not that deep, and there could be logs and debris floating in it,” he said. “People often dive in, and if their head hits that, they’re done.” Poca currently enforces a town ordinance that prohibits open alcohol containers. During a weekend in late April, Seanze noticed beer cans, near the dock, by the trestle, the aftermath of illegal activity. If caught with alcohol, offend-
Hammering down crime - Poca Police Chief Billy Seanze is ready stop crime at the railroad bridge in its tracks. Photo by Justin Waybright ers can face misdemeanor charges with stiff fines, he said. If someone is caught on the bridge, police can make arrests, and offenders can face jail time for tampering with railroad property, a felony. Aside from jail time and financial penalties, offenders can face serious injury, death and even cause serious injury or death to others by tampering with the bridge, said Seanze.
“Kids will put rocks on the rails, and cars carrying chemicals can jump the tracks,” the police chief explained. “I just don’t want anyone to get hurt.” Seanze has amped local patrol in the area and will continue to do so throughout summer. He has made Putnam County deputies and WV State troopers aware of the issue. If crime at the railroad trestle is a nail, it’s one that law enforce-
ment is ready to hammer. Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese knows the area well. It’s a place he plans to patrol heavily this summer. “Once you mix alcohol with swimming that could lead to death - it’s not a good chaser,” he said. During recent years, Deweese has responded to the bulk of complaints there on Fridays and Saturdays. Like Seanze, the law enforcement official aims to prevent injury and death at the bridge. His department is strategizing with Poca Police in an effort to halt the crimes at the trestle before they begin. “We will increase patrol and get some more deputies out there,” said Deweese. Seanze has a message to all boaters and residents in the area. “Consider what you’re doing you’re jumping into the unknown - into murky water - you’re going to kill yourself or break your legs,” he said. “You’re breaking the law, and if we catch you, you’ll be facing jail time and big fines.”
Broadway in Charleston Season Announced CHARLESTON, WV - See six outstanding productions in the 2013-2014 Broadway in Charleston series presented by the Clay Center and Jam Theatricals. Enjoy classic shows like “West Side Story” and “Hair,” and experience something new with “The Addams Family” and “Bring It On: The Musical.” The series schedule is as follows: • Elvis Lives – Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. • West Side Story – Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
• The Addams Family – Sunday, Jan.19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. • Hair – Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. • Million Dollar Quartet – Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. • Bring It On: The Musical – Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now. Subscriptions for the six-show series range from $235 to $350. Subscriptions for a five-show package including every show except “Elvis Lives” range from
$190 to $295. A four-show package including every show except “Elvis Lives” and “West Side Story” is available for prices ranging from $145 to $230. Subscribers enjoy exclusive benefits, including a guarantee of the same great seats to each season show and the option to renew those seats from year to year. In addition, subscribers receive special ticket offers and the chance to purchase tickets to added shows before the general public. Tickets are mailed prior to the performance to
avoid box office lines, and lost ticket insurance is included at no additional charge for subscribers. Ticket information: Season ticket packages are on sale now. Current season ticket holders have until Friday, May 31 to renew and receive seating priority. Single tickets for all Broadway in Charleston shows will go on sale Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. Clay Center members with performance benefits can purchase single tickets before the
general public at an exclusive presale on Friday, August 23. To become a member and take advantage of this special perk, visit www.theclaycenter.org/membership or call 304-561-3521. In person: Box office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. By phone: Call 304-561-3570 during regular box office hours. Online: Visit www.theclaycenter.org to submit an online order form.
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Happy Mother’s Day means more than flowers and gifts. It means saying thank you for everything. Happy Mother’s Day!
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New ways to recognize great moms this year Your mom is probably the biggest influence in your life from fixing your cuts and scrapes when you got injured on the playground to providing a goodbye hug when you left home for college. If there has been a woman in your life who has influenced you, or you’ve observed the greatest mom in action, you’re probably trying to think of ways to give her the recognition she deserves. Of course, the best reward that she’ll appreciate is a big hug, but here are a few other suggestions for ways you can show her your appreciation: * Find time to spend together,
whether it’s for an evening or an entire weekend. This works really well for moms who don’t get to spend a lot of time with their adult children due to distances, families, busy schedules and other factors. You can expand this idea by planning a trip for just you and your mom to a new destination neither of you have ever visited. * Give this special woman a chance to get away and relax. Busy moms rarely give themselves the time to sit down and think, or pamper themselves. Give her a day off, and depending on her tastes, cater the day to her interests. For example, line
her up with a shopping trip with gift certificates if she loves going to the mall, or movie tickets and a night to herself in a hotel with room service and a whirlpool bath. * Nominate a mom for a oncein-a-lifetime Hollywood red-carpet experience through the “Edwards Goes To” contest. Log onto Facebook and visit the Edwards Desserts Facebook Fan Page (www.facebook.com/edwardsdesserts). While there, nominate a mom who is your friend on Facebook by submitting a short essay to explain why that mom deserves thanks and recognition for her everyday efforts. You can even submit photos or videos. Entries must be submitted by April 23, 2010 and will be judged on poignancy, creativity and originality. America will get to vote online for their favorite mom finalist in May, 2010 on the Facebook fan page. A “Facebook Fan Favorite” will receive a “party in a box” so she can host a red-carpet awards show viewing party at home, complete with enough Edwards frozen desserts to indulge all her guests’ dessert desires. Visitors who nominate a mom for the contest or return to the site to vote on their favorite mom finalist will receive an e-coupon
for $1 off an Edwards Singles frozen dessert (while supplies last). Now available in the grocer’s frozen pie section, each easy-to-prepare dessert bakes hot in the microwave in less than one minute and is topped with cool, creamy ice cream. A grand-prize winner selected in June, 2010, will receive a firstclass trip for two to Hollywood, California, including round-trip airfare, five-star hotel accommodations and tickets to an exclusive red-carpet event, along with a supply of Edwards Singles frozen desserts to enjoy all year long. It’s perfect for moms who believe it’s the unique little indulgences that enrich everyday life. * Create a memory project that she can treasure. Maybe get the entire family together for a por-
trait, or put together a scrapbook that she can browse through. If you don’t have artistic talents, you can use a design program that allows you to plug in photos and text and prints the entire book for you. If you do have creative talents, consider making her something she can use, and enjoy using. Maybe refurbish a rocking chair you found at a garage sale, or design a photocollage quilt for her to spread over a chair or chest. Whatever you do, make sure the mom you’re recognizing knows how much she deserves the appreciation. Put a smile on her face, and let her know that she’s a great mom. And don’t forget to treat her to her favorite indulgent dessert as a great way for her to relax and for you to show you care.
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Time and money saving tips for moms A mom is always walking a fine line between trying to provide her family with everything they need, while at the same time balancing a budget and saving money for the unexpected surprises life can throw at her. Here are some tips that you can use as a smart mom to save time and money. 1. Go on a treasure hunt at garage sales and estate auctions with your children. This is a great opportunity if you are redecorating a room, or looking to replace household items. Create a “scavenger hunt” list of what you wish for, and scour the sales, looking for the best deals. If you save money on curtains, home accessories, furniture or toys, everyone wins. 2. As a busy mom with three girls, Anna Teoli found shopping online was the easiest way for her to save time. Teoli started the MommySavesBig blog in 2007 and now MommySavesBig.com has all the coupon codes, deals and in-store coupons for popular stores a mom needs. 3. Before shopping at a favorite store online, join the company’s newsletter. Not only will the company give you the latest product and services information, but within 48 hours they usually will e-mail you a coupon. 4. Compare prices with a little research. This is very important when you are shopping for more expensive items. Use the Internet to research the products available, compare prices for the product you want at different stores, and also search for available discounts or coupons. Don’t be in a hurry to buy, because you will always save more money by doing your homework. 5. Ask for discounts. Some stores accept printable coupons. Other stores accept expired coupons or competitor coupons. It doesn’t hurt to ask if you can get a discount, and there is nothing wrong with trying to save money, especially in these hard times.
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Show mom you care this Mother’s Day She brought you into the world and guided you through it. Now it's time to celebrate mom. Look past those flowers this Mother's Day and opt for lasting, custom gifts or experiences expressing the depth of your relationship. Don't forget, it's not just your mom you should recognize, but the mother of your children, your grandmother and all the special moms in your life. Here are some creative ideas: Turn The Tables How many meals has mom prepared for others? It's time you turned the tables. It doesn't have to be costly: salads, pastas and soup will do nicely. Just add some ambience to the dining room or pack it up for a picnic. Give a Specially-Customized Gift She loves her customized ring tones and personalized options built into her car, her computer and even her gym equipment, so she'll appreciate a gift custom made especially for her. Select a customizable gift based on her personality, such as jewelry that allows you to add different charms and incorporate engravings, or personalized sta-
tionery with a design scheme that captures mom's essence. "By choosing a custom gift, you can rest assured mom will appreciate the time and thought that went into selecting each component," says Amy Myers, Vice President of Creative Services at Things Remembered, the nation's leading chain of personalized gift stores. At Things Remembered, customization always has been at the heart of what they do. For Mother's Day, their Custom Couture jewelry is expected to be a top seller. Shoppers can create a unique custom necklace or bracelet with a pendent, birthstone, figural icon or pearl initial -- or combination of all -- that includes a personal engraving, such as a name, date or special message. For more information, visit www.ThingsRemembered.com. Time To Relax Every mom deserves time off. Package a spa gift certificate with a personalized, embroidered robe or an engraved makeup compact to extend her relaxation time. Instead of a pricey spa, use alternatives for at-home pampering. Create a gift basket with bath
salts or oils, paired with scented candles and a relaxing CD. If mom likes to read, buy her favorite books and include an engraved bookmark with a quote about the joy of motherhood. She'll think of you every time she flips a page. Musical or Photo-Ready Options Mom sang to you as a child. Relive those memories with a music box or water globe featuring a special song. Things Remembered has launched a new collection of engravable music
boxes featuring lyrics, instruments and vocals. Choose from an assortment of songs, select your favorite jewelry box design and personalize it with an engraved message. Mothers also love family pictures, so arrange some of her favorite photos in a display. Many retailers offer photo frames, shadowboxes and albums with areas to add engraved personal reflections. Other than her birthday, Mother's Day is the best opportunity to thank your mom. This year, take the time to do it right.
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A New Comedy Block Just For Moms (NAPS)—A TV channel that’s known for keeping kids entertained now features programming designed to make moms laugh. A new prime-time, ad-supported TV block called NickMom has started to air weekly from 10 p.m.–2 a.m. ET on the Nick Jr. channel. The block features a mix of original long- and short-form programming, including talk shows, stand-up and sketch comedy, docu-series and more. A Unique Destination The programs on NickMom feature a host of hilarious and recognizable comediennes and moms including Caroline Rhea, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Judy Gold and author Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, among others. Additionally, it has recently greenlighted 13 episodes of a new docu-comedy TV series, “Take Me To Your Mother” (formerly “My 63 Moms”), starring new mom and
comic Andrea Rosen, which will be added to the block’s rotation in early 2013. NickMom is also a fully featured comedy and entertainment site with extensive content including short-form video, photos, editorial pieces and games. “NickMom is a unique TV and digital destination that gives moms permission to wind down from the day and laugh out loud at the shared experiences of motherhood,” said Bronwen O’Keefe, Senior Vice President, NickMom. “NickMom has heart, humor and DVR-worthy content that will keep viewers coming back for more.” NickMom’s TV lineup features the following four series: • Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is a show that blends studio elements, interviews, video commentary, monologues and panel discussions with hidden camera, mom on the street
A new block of talk shows, documentaries and comedy programs has been created with moms in mind. and sketch comedy. Each episode explores a different element of parenting, all through the irreverent and funny eyes of author and comedienne Stefanie Wilder-Taylor (“Naptime Is the New Happy Hour,” “Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay”). • MFF: Mom Friends Forever is a docu-comedy series that
goes inside the worlds of Judi Diamond and Kate Frisina-White— two mom best friends from St. Louis, Mo., who have a lot to say. Between juggling work (at a radio station and grocery store), kids (two each) and relationships (marriage and divorce), they also produce and star in a Web show just for moms. Together, they’re living
their dream of connecting with other parents while laughing along the way. • NickMom Night Out is a stand-up comedy series that takes moms out for a night to the local comedy club. The series spotlights the chaos and hilarity that come with being a parent. Featured hosts include Tisha CampbellMartin (L.A. edition), Judy Gold (N.Y. edition), Caroline Rhea (Orlando, Fla., edition) and Bonnie McFarlane (Chicago edition). • What Was Carol Brady Thinking? In a twist on a classic series, the show goes inside the mind of one of the most iconic moms of all time through graphic overlays on top of the original “The Brady Bunch” series, allowing viewers to read Carol Brady’s thoughts throughout each episode. For more information about the programs and the website, visit www.nickpress.com.
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(NAPS)—Show your love for mom by looking after her health with the gift of heart-smart cooking. Try classic brunch recipes that have a heart-healthy twist, such as those from CanolaInfo’s “Mother’s May the Healthy Way” recipe collection from Ellie Krieger, M.S., R.D., host of the Cooking Channel’s “Healthy Appetite.” To lighten up her recipes, Krieger uses low-fat dairy products, whole grains and canola oil, which has the least saturated fat and most omega-3 fat of all common culinary oils. Here’s a healthier take on Eggs Benedict to warm mom’s heart: Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Creamy Dill Caper Sauce Yield: 4 servings Serving size: 1 piece 1⁄2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict features a heavenly sauce made with hearthealthy canola oil. 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus sprigs for garnish 1 Tbsp capers, drained 1⁄2 tsp finely grated lemon zest 2 whole-grain English muffins 3 oz thinly sliced smoked salmon 4 medium eggs 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
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To make sauce: In medium bowl, whisk yogurt and canola oil until blended. Whisk in lemon juice, then stir in chopped dill, capers and lemon zest. Toast English muffins. Place slice or two of salmon on top of each English muffin half. To poach eggs: Fill large, deep skillet about ¾ inch to top with water and bring to boil over high heat. Add vinegar, then reduce heat to medium-low. Crack egg into small bowl, then gently add it to boiling water. Repeat with remaining eggs until all four eggs are in skillet. Cook until whites of eggs are set but yolks are still slightly runny, about 3 minutes. Use slotted spoon to transfer eggs to paper towel to drain. (Alternatively, cook eggs over easy in nonstick skillet.) Transfer each egg to salmon-topped English muffin half. Pour 2 tablespoons of sauce on top of each muffin and garnish each with sprig of dill. Nutritional Analysis per Serving: Calories: 200, Total Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 190 mg, Sodium: 470 mg, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 14 g.
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West Virginia mother inspired national holiday Compiled by the West Virginia State Archives CHARLESTON — Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis' work with women's organizations inspired the creation of Mother's Day as a national holiday. She was born in Culpeper, Virginia, on September 30, 1832, the daughter of the Rev. Josiah W. and Nancy Kemper Reeves. The family moved to Barbour County in present-day West Virginia when the Rev. Reeves was transferred to a Methodist church in Philippi. In 1850, Ann married Granville E. Jarvis, the son of a Philippi Baptist minister. Two years later, Granville and Ann Jarvis moved to nearby Webster in Taylor County. Jarvis organized a series of Mothers' Day Work Clubs in Webster, Grafton, Fetterman, Pruntytown, and Philippi, to improve health and sanitary conditions. Among other services, the clubs raised money for medicine, hired women to work for families in which the mothers suffered from tuberculosis, and inspected bottled milk and food. In 1860, local doctors supported the formation of clubs in other towns. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad made Taylor County a strategic site during the Civil War. Ann Jarvis urged the Mothers' Day Work Clubs to declare their neutrality and provide relief to both Union and Confederate soldiers. The clubs treated the wounded and regularly fed and clothed soldiers stationed in the area. Jarvis also managed to preserve an element of peace in a community being torn apart by political differences. During the war, she worked tirelessly despite the personal tragedy of losing four of her children to disease. In all, eight of her twelve children died before reaching adulthood. Near the end of the war, the
Seen here is the interior of the International Mother’s Day Shrine in Grafton. West Virginia native Ann Jarvis is credited with being the inspiration behind the national holiday we celebrate each May. Jarvis family moved to the larger town of Grafton. Tensions increased as both Union and Confederate soldiers returned at war's end. In the summer of 1865, Ann
Jarvis organized a Mothers' Friendship Day at the courthouse in Pruntytown to bring together soldiers and neighbors of all political beliefs. The event was a great success
despite the fear of many that it would erupt in violence. Mothers' Friendship Day was an annual event for several years. Ann Jarvis' life revolved around the church. Under
Granville's leadership, the Andrews Methodist Church was built in Grafton and dedicated in 1873. Anna taught Sunday School at the church for the next 25 years. After Granville's death in 1902, Anna moved to Philadelphia to live with her son Claude and daughters Anna and Lillian. Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis died in Bala- Cynwyd, west of Philadelphia, on May 9, 1905. Her daughter Anna led a small tribute to her mother at Andrews Methodist Church on May 12, 1907, and dedicated her life to establishing a nationally recognized Mother's Day. The first official Mother's Day ceremonies were held at Andrews Methodist in Grafton and the Wanamaker Store Auditorium in Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. Six years later, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Congressional Resolution setting aside Mother's Day as a national holiday to be celebrated on the second Sunday in May. In 1952, the General Conference of the Methodist Church officially designated Andrews Methodist Church as a National Methodist Shrine.
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Facts and figures behind Mother’s Day The driving force behind Mother’s Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. How Many Mothers 82.8 million Estimated number of mothers in the United States in 2004. Source: Survey of Income
and Program Participation unpublished tabulations 55% Percentage of 15- to 44-yearolds who were mothers in 2006. Source: Fertility of American Women: 2006 80% Percentage of women 40 to 44 who had given birth as of 2006. In 1976, 90 percent of women in that age group had given birth. Source: Fertility of American Women: 2006 How Many Children 2.1 The total fertility rate (TFR) or number of births per woman in the U.S. in 2007 (based on current
birth rates by age). This marks the second consecutive year in which the rate has been above replacement level. Source: National Center for Health Statistics 2.6 The TFR or number of births in 2006 per woman in Utah (based on current birth rates by age), which led the nation. At the other end of the spectrum is Vermont, with a TFR of 1.7 births per women. Source: National Center for Health Statistics 94% Among the 37.8 million mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2004, the percentage who lived with their biological children only. In addition, 3 percent lived with any stepchildren, 2 percent with any adopted children and less than 1 percent with any foster children. Source: Living Arrangements of Children: 2004 Moms Who’ve Recently Given Birth 4.3 million Number of births registered in the United States in 2007. Of this number, 445,045 were to teens 15 to 19 and 7,349 to mothers 45 to 54. Source: National Center for Health Statistics 25.0 Average age of women in 2006 when they gave birth for the first
time, down from 25.2 years in 2005. This marks the first decline since this measure became available in 1968. Source: National Center for Health Statistics 40% Percentage of births that were the mother’s first in 2007. Another 32 percent were the second-born; 17 percent, third; and 11 percent, fourth or more. Source: National Center for Health Statistics 18,674 Number of births in 2006 that were the mother’s eighth or more. Source: National Center for Health Statistics 38,568 Number of births in 2006 that did not occur in hospitals. Of these, 24,970 births occurred at home and 10,781 were in freestanding birthing centers. Source: National Center for Health Statistics 32.1 Number of twin births per 1,000 total births in 2006. Source: National Center for Health Statistics 153.3 Number of triplet and higher order multiple births per 100,000 total births in 2006. Source: National Center for Health Statistics August The month with the highest number of births, with 387,798
taking place that month in 2006. Source: National Center for Health Statistics Wednesday The most common day of the week to deliver, with an average of 13,482 births taking place on Wednesdays during 2006. This is the first time since at least 1990 that a day other than Tuesday had this distinction. Source: National Center for Health Statistics Jacob and Emma The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2008. Source: Social Security Administration 67 Number of births in the past year per 1,000 women 15 to 50 with a graduate or professional degree. These women have a higher fertility rate than those with any other level of education. Source: Fertility of American Women: 2006 Mothers Remembered 19,759 Number of florist establishments nationwide in 2007. The 93,779 employees in floral shops across our nation will be especially busy preparing, selling and delivering floral arrangements for Mother’s Day. Source: County Business Patterns: 2007 The flowers bought for mom have a good chance of having been grown in California. Among the 15 surveyed states, California was the leading provider of cut flowers in 2008, accounting for 78 percent of domestic flower production ($314 million out of $403 million) in those states. (The data pertain only to operations with sales greater than or equal to $100,000.) Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service 11,662 Number of employees of the 126 greeting-card publishing establishments in 2007. Source: County Business Patterns: 2007 14,194 The number of cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores nationwide in 2007. Perfume is one of the most popular gifts given on Mother’s Day. Source: County Business Patterns: 2007 27,484 Number of jewelry stores in the United States in 2007 — the place to purchase necklaces, earrings and other timeless pieces for mom. Source: County Business Patterns: 2007 Stay-at-Home Moms 5.1 million Number of stay-at-home moms in 2009 — down from 5.3 million in 2008. Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements.
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Change the World by empowering a mom this year From here to Africa, mothers around the world are striving to have an impact on their children and communities, while often facing the harshest of circumstances. What could be a more fitting way to honor the strong woman in your life than helping another woman build a better life for herself and her family? While the women you look up to have certainly had to overcome their share of obstacles, women across the globe continue to fight against long odds to break the chains of poverty. Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours, but earn 10 percent of the world’s income and own 1 percent of the world’s property, according to statistics from the nonprofit CARE, which works to empower women as a key method of combating global poverty. However, research also shows that women have a significant role in breaking the cycle of poverty especially mothers. Children of educated mothers are 40 percent more likely to live past the age of 5. Furthermore, it is mothers who are most likely to ensure that any extra family income goes toward educating their daughters. This is an important decision given the fact that each additional year of school boosts a girl’s future income by as much as 20 percent. Empowering a mother can mean breaking the cycle of poverty for her family - and sometimes, her entire community - forever. So, while your mother or role model certainly would appreciate a gift to acknowledge how important she has been in your life, a donation of your time or resources will make her proud of the positive influence she has had on your life, and allow you both to make a lasting impact on the life of another. To have this type of impact, you need to do a little homework to make sure your resources are reaching the people who need them the most. Nowadays, making a donation is as easy as clicking the mouse and entering a few keystrokes. While the act of donating has been simplified, charities are also working harder to educate donors on how their funds will be used to have a real impact in someone’s life. Below are some tips to help you select a worthy charitable cause. * Make sure your money is going to the right place. Take time to review the organization’s mission, programs and financial information to ensure it is compatible with what you are hoping to support.
Naomi Chibwe, from Kaisi village in Malawi, is a strong role model for her daughter as she advocates for all girls to stay in school. Courtesy of CARE/S. Smith Patrick There are also free online databases, like charitynavigator.org, that will give you more detailed information about a charity’s finances and activities. * Even better than the peace of mind achieved through vetting the charity of your choice is being able to follow what your dollars are doing after you’ve donated. This will allow you and the woman you are honoring to take pride and ownership in your donation. For example, Join My Village, which connects women in the United States with women and families in Malawi, provides donors with stories, videos and
journals that allow donors to see how their money is empowering women in poverty. So far, donations to the program have enabled more than 500 women to participate in village savings and loan programs that enable them to save, borrow and start small businesses to earn more money for their families. * Stretch your dollar. Charities often have special programs that will provide matching grants for your donation, in effect doubling how much you give. General Mills is currently partnering with the nonprofit organization CARE to match donations to Join My Village
to fight poverty in Africa. * If you are unable to make a monetary donation, consider donating your time. At joinmyvillage.com, visitors can also participate in free activities to unlock donations to the organization while learning more about the goals of the program. * Get excited and educated. There are a lot of good educational materials out there on just about every cause. For example, in the book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists and husband and wife team
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn lay out methods for ending global poverty through empowering women. It’s an educational and inspirational book for you, and anyone who has inspired you to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness in your own life. Follow these tips and you can do your part to ensure women around the world, and generations of women to come, will have the resources to empower themselves, their families and their communities. We can all do our part to fight global poverty - one mother at a time.
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Tying your own leaders a rewarding experience
David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr. firstname.lastname@example.org
When I started flyfishing about 15 years ago, my first leader was a single-strand monofilament leader. It started out thick at the end where it joined the fly line, then gradually tapered down to a tippet. I've got an Orvis leader kit, which is basically just a bunch of lines of different sizes from 50 pound test to 8x tippet and I can
choose from them whatever I want to use to tie my leaders. I've not bought a leader in many, many years. A good rule of thumb is the 50/25/25 rule, where the butt section is half the length of the leader and the taper and tippet section are 25 percent each of the total length. Here's what one of my leaders might look like and I say “might” because I'm not very precise in my lengths and my leaders often change based on whatever mood I'm in when I'm tying it. I know there are some more experienced flyfishermen who will read this and scoff, but this formula works well for me. If I'm casting a heavy or bulky fly, I will shorten the tippet. I might even remove one of the end sections. If I'm using a light dry fly, I might tie on another section about six inches or so of 6x tippet. That's one of the beauties of making your own leaders, you can be versatile like that – you can drastically change the dynamic of your leader literally mid-stream. This is the leader I would use for trout with my eight-weight
rod and line: Butt sections (all butt sections connected with blood knots): • Loop connected to fly line. First section is 36 inches long of .22 diameter line. • Second Section is 16 inches long of 0.22 diameter line. • Third section is 12 inches long of 0.17 diameter line. Taper Section (sections connected with blood knots): • Connected to butt section with blood knot. First section is six inches long and of 0.15 diameter line. • Second section is six inches long and of 0.10 diameter line. Third section is six • inches long and of 0.008 (1x) line. Tippett section: Twelve inches long and • of 3x. • Twelve inches long of 4x. • Six inches of 5x. I used to do a lot of flyfishing for carp and it is an incredible experience to hook a 30-pound
Outdoor Roundup Just when you'd think government couldn't possibly be more overbearing, Maine has found a way to do it. Republican state representative Paul Davis has sponsored legislation to prohibit artificial lures made from “rubber.” Naturally, the most asinine part of this bill is that the soft lures targeted aren't made from “rubber” at all, but plastic. Incredibly stupid bills like this are precisely why we have to keep an eye on the state legislatures. You can talk about the federal government all you want, but the state legislatures are the greatest limiters of freedom. Six northeastern states have already banned lead fishing tackle. The lawmakers are worried about fish ingesting plastic, but don't seem to appreciate the fact Anglers in Maine inject more than $614 million to the state each year, according to the American Sportfishing Association, and recreational fishing accounts for $42.8 million in state and local tax revenue. Maine anglers have been fighting this kicking and screaming. They also flooded the lawmakers' email inboxes with robo-emails. Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is now offering up its remodeled company houses for vacation lodging online. The only thing new is that you can reserve
a room online, but I wasn't aware they had company houses you could rent. The online reservation system has been in the works for about two years and included installation of additional communication lines, computers, program purchase and programming, staff training, and associated support services, all of which were finalized in April. Kanawha Artillery Battery D will be at North Bend State Park on Thursday, June 20, to celebrate West Virginia’s statehood sesquicentennial. This day will include a ladies tea, cannon firings and exhibits of cultural items, period toys, and clothing on display. Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is offering a variety of nature programs this year. I think there is probably some more nature – at least flora-wise there to look at than in years past. I remember before they had the first controlled hunt (state parks are closed to hunting, except for rare special, controlled hunts) deer had eaten just about everything on the island. They even had trouble finding trees for putting tree stands on, because the trees were all too large. Deer were killing – whether by eating very young trees or rubbing off bark and killing ones a little
older. The only tree that would grow – besides the old ones – were paw-paw trees, which apparently deer leave alone for some reason. The walks or activities are from 2 to 3:15 p.m. and are hosted by the Parkersburg/Marietta area master naturalists chapter known as the “Nature Nuts.” There is no charge to attend the interpretative activity. There is a charge for transportation to the island on the Island Belle sternwheeler. Tickets for the boat ride are sold at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History located on the corner of 2nd Street and Juliana in Parkersburg. The sternwheeler departs for Blennerhassett Island from Point Park, a short walk from the museum. For a few years, the sternwheeler departed from Civitan Park in Belpre, Ohio, making it the only state park (that I can think of anyway) that could only be accessed from another state. There is free parking at the museum. If you stop at the museum, be sure to tell Ray Swick that David Payne says “hey.” Here are the dates: * June 8, All About Birds * July 6, Trees Have Feet Too * Aug. 3, Make a Bird Nest * Sept. 7, Bugs.
carp or buffalo fish on a flyrod. I used my same eight-weight rod then, only with nine-weight sinking line on it. I had nineweight line on my eight-weight rod because I could feel the weight of the line when I was false-casting well enough that I could cast in the dark. For my carp leaders, my leader looked liked this: • Loop connected to fly line. First section is 36 inches long of .22 diameter line. • Second Section is 16 inches long of 0.22 diameter line. Third section is six • inches long of 0.17 diameter line. • Fourth section is six inches long of 0.15 diameter line. And that's it. You might notice there aren't very many sections – and that it's very similar to the trout leader, only with most of the taper and all the tippet sections absent. That's because you don't have to present the fly when you are fishing on a river bottom, especially in deep water, the same
way you would on a trout stream. All you have to do is get the fly ahead of the line. I fished with those storebought single-strand for a couple of seasons before I bought a knotted leader at Angler's Xstream in Parkersburg. All strands of that leader were tied with surgeon's knots. The reason it was tied with surgeon's knots is because it is one of the strongest knots you can tie to join two pieces of line, but the surgeon's knot does kink the line. However, lines joined with a bloodknot are arrowstraight at the knot and I had the idea (I know others have had the same idea) of using blood knot for the strongest sections of line and surgeon's knots for the weakest. I've not bought a store-bought leader in more than 10 years and back then they cost $4. I have no idea what they cost now. Whatever it is, you could better spend that money on hooks, thread and hackle feathers – plus have some better leaders to boot. Contact David Payne at email@example.com.
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Down 1. More frightening 2. Judge 3. “Reduce, ___, recycle” 4. Battering wind 5. Australian runner 6. Signs 7. More flavorful 8. “___ Maria” 9. Elephant’s weight, maybe 10. Strongly nasal speech 11. Situated on the side 12. Better 15. Ziti, e.g. 17. Exodus commemoration 20. “Is that ___?” 23. Incomplete 24. Public speaking 27. Keep in stock 28. Attack 31. “Dig in!” 33. “Sesame Street”
watcher 36. Lens 37. Drifting 38. In a resolute manner 39. Filled to capacity 40. Ridge deposited along a shore by waves
41. Ancestry 42. Release 43. Asian weight units 46. ___-eyed 49. ___ Hall University in NJ 51. Do without
54. Film crew member 56. Anita Brookner’s “Hotel du ___“ 57. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. 59. A pint, maybe
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STEPHEN "STEVE" DON ABBOTT Stephen "Steve" Don Abbott, 56, of the Montgomery area, passed away April 22, 2013. He was certainly a "one of a kind" son, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his father, Jennings Lee Abbott, and his brother, Ricky "Rick" Jaye Abbott. Survivors include his mother, Donna Abbott of Mount Carbon; daughter, Erica Abbott-Divita, and son-in-law, Paul Divita, of Teays Valley; and son, Shane Abbott of Boomer. He also had three grandchildren: Jacob Divita, son of Erica and Paul Divita, and Olivia and Natalie Abbott, daughters of Shane Abbott. He will be missed by his siblings, Terry Abbott and Debbie of Mount Carbon, and sisters, Machele Abbott of Mount Carbon and Patricia Esterby and Scott of Palm Bay, Fla. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and many friends. According to his wishes, he was cremated. There was no formal funeral, only a memorial service that was held at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, for family and friends. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
DALE RUSSELL "RUSTY" BAILEY Mr. Dale Russell "Rusty" Bailey, 56, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2013, at home. Rusty was a former 30-year employee of Monsanto/Flexsys in Nitro and a former employee of Tri-State Gaming Center. He was a member of Poca United Methodist Church, where he served as the sound engineer. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Bailey; and grandparents, Slim and Frances McClanahan and Robert Bailey Sr. Rusty is survived by his loving
wife, Bonnie; mother, Lois Bailey of Bancroft; children, Lisa of Poca and Timothy and his wife, Karyl, of Huntington; and sister, Paula McCown of Eleanor. He is also survived by his animals, Maddox, Ruby, Dozer, Riley and Tiki. A tribute to the life of Rusty was held Saturday, April 27, at Poca United Methodist Church with Pastors Audria L. Botkin and Stephen J. White officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests donations are made to Poca United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 516, Poca, WV 25159. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Bailey family.
LORRAINE JAMES BANNISTER Lorraine James Bannister of Winfield passed away April 29, 2013. She was born January 27, 1967, in Parkersburg, the beloved daughter of Buddy and Nancy Crowley James. Lorrie graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1985 and was a member of the Big Red Band and Red Wings. She graduated from Marshall University with a degree in computer science and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She worked as a preschool teacher prior to working at United Bank in the commercial loans department. She attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans. In addition to her parents, Lorrie is survived by her husband, David, and the joys of her life, her children, Paige Elizabeth and Reilly Ann Bannister. Also surviving are her sister and best friend, Pamela Perkins (Vance) of Arnold, Md., and their children, Trey Hanna and Von Perkins. Other family members left to cherish her memory are her uncles, Paul James (Suzy) of Vienna and their son, Kevin, Roger Crowley (Nancy) of Vienna and their daughter, Heather, Michael Barry Crowley (Dori) of Forth Worth, Texas, and Dr. Thomas Crowley (Gabi) of Edinborough, Scotland. Her aunts include Carma Lehman (Alfred) and Nancy Marlow (Alfred) of Parkersburg and Sharon Shackelford (Dave) of Santa Cruz, Calif.; as well as her many cousins and in-laws, Frank and Joan Bannister of Winfield, Jeff Bannister and Dennie (Donna) Bannister. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Douglas and Helen James; her maternal grandparents, Michael and Bridget Crowley; her uncle, Patrick Crowley; and her aunt, Margaret Crowley. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 2, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans, with Father Patrick M. McDonough as celebrant. Burial
was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. The family suggests memorial contributions are made in Lorrie's honor to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, 1023 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.
CAROL HARPER BASS Carol Harper Bass, 71, of Big Tyler Mountain, passed away while surrounded by loved ones on April 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bass, and her parents, Herb and Wilma Harper. Carol was a great mom to Cathy Hurley and her husband, Joel, Kennie Bass and Phillip Bass and his wife, Heather. She was a loving sister to John David Harper, Betty Francisco and her husband, Bob, Nancy MacLean and her husband, Sandy, and Bobby Harper and his wife, Kathy. Her grandchildren were a source of constant joy and pride: Ryne Hurley, Jason Bass, Adam Bass, Heather Bass and Christopher Bass were all loved and adored. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Carol was a graduate of Dunbar High School and a long-time state worker. She dedicated many years of service to helping the injured and ill while at Workers' Compensation and guiding the leaders of tomorrow while at the Department of Education. The family would like to thank the staffs of CAMC's cancer center and Hubbard Hospice House for their incredible professionalism, kindness and care. A service celebrating Carol's life was held Friday, April 26, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.
WILSON C. BRYAN Wilson C. Bryan, 93, passed away April 20, 2013, at Dunbar Care and Rehab Center, Dunbar. Born January 24, 1920, in St. Albans, Mr. Bryan was a son of the late John and Ida May Bryan. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy A. Davis Bryan; sisters, Henrietta Kidd and Frances White; and niece, May Alice Walden. He served as staff sergeant fighting in the Philippines for the 101st Division Airborne Army Air Corps in World War II, 1941 to 1944. He retired from Union Carbide Corp. as a rigger. Wilson always had a passion for horses: raising, showing, training. He participated in many shows and won awards. He owned stables and pastures for all of his horses. His nickname, known by many, was "Pony Boy."
May 11-12, 2013 â€“ Page 19 He was also a farmer and loved many other animals and wildlife. He could even get squirrels to eat from his hand. He is survived by daughter, Rebecca Nickerson of Hurricane; granddaughter, Rebecca Hall (Charlie) of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; and great-granddaughters, Jessica Woods (Bobby) of Huntington and Samantha Brooks of Brookshire, Texas. He is also survived by his nieces Debbie Payne (widowed, Floyd L. Payne) of Goose Creek, S.C., Sharon Davis Larck of St. Albans, Victoria Scites (William Scites) of Round O, S.C., and Donna Beckett (widowed, Lawton Beckett) of Moncks Corner, S.C. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Mark Patton officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Send donations to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2356.
MAYME ANN "SUZY" CREMEANS Mayme Ann "Suzy" Cremeans, 52, of Culloden, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. She was born May 15, 1960, in Leet, W.Va., a daughter of Zatto Hager and the late Dovette Cochran Hager. She is also preceded in death by one sister, Donna Napier. She is survived by one daughter, Mandy Stickler; one son, Jonathan Jeffers (Keisha); seven sisters, Irene Wheeler, Gloria Henderson, Debra Avery, Roberta Robertson, Lisa Hager, Rose Hager and Bridgette James; three brothers, Earl Hager, Raymond Hamilton and Zatto Hager Jr.; many other extended family; five grandchildren, Haiden, Hunter, Preslei Jeffers, Brody and Jaxon Stickler; best friend since childhood, Monya Kay Hubbard; very special sister-in-law and friend, Tina Jeffers; and many other coworkers and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Rickey Mayes and Shane Lawson officiating.
THELMA MARIE CRIST Thelma Marie Crist, 92, of Hurricane, formerly of Alloy, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, following a long illness. Thelma was born February 23,
1921, in Ramsey. She was the daughter of the late Ellsworth Nelson Beaver and Iva Dunbar Beaver. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Crist; three sons, Freddie Joe Crist, Homer Jarell "Jeddy" Crist and Jackie Daniel Crist; a son-in-law, Russell Eugene Belin; two sisters, Ethel Terry and Lucille White; and three brothers, Elmer Beaver, Bernard Beaver and Oliver Beaver. She was a medical assistant for Dr. Engigue Aguilar. Thelma was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her daughters, Iva Jane Griffith and Harold of Hurricane and Judith Ann Belin of Social Circle, Ga.; a son, David J. Crist and Charlotte of Chester, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Pastor Danny Legg officiating. Burial was in Restlawn Memory Gardens, Victor. Online condolences may be sent to wallaceandwallacefh.com. Wallace and Wallace of Ansted was in charge of the arrangements.
LENA M. DOUGLAS Lena M. Douglas, 88, of Barboursville, loving grandmother, sister and wife, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 2013, from complications due to her ongoing battle with diabetes. She was born February 20, 1925, to John and Cora Lee Byrom. Lena retired from South Public Service District and was a former employee of Sears Roebuck in Charleston and Gessel's Garage in St. Albans. She loved working and her co-workers. Lena had an outgoing, adventurous spirit and made friends with everyone she met. She was a beautiful, faithful, independent and inspirational woman. Lena was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was loved by many and will be missed every day. Lena's favorite titles were wife, mother and mamaw. She loved being with family and friends on birthdays and holidays. She loved decorating for these events and always knew how to make the moments special. She passed that love down to her children and grandchildren. Lena was preceded in death by
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Page 20 â€“ May 11-12, 2013 her loving husband, Zales Kenneth Douglas; her beloved son, James Wesley Douglas; her parents; five sisters; and five brothers. Lena is survived by one sister, Georgia Ingwerson (Monroe) of Ona; two children, Kenneth Roger "Doug" Douglas (Diana) of Charlotte, N.C., and Linda Hunter (Colin) of Hurricane; and six grandchildren, Shannon Fearing (Darren) of Hurricane, Sarah Berrard (Steve) of Charlotte, N.C., Zachary Douglas of Texas, Pamela Norris (Jason) of Charlotte, N.C., Emily Douglas of Texas and Lindsay Hunter Bays of Hurricane. She is also survived by nine greatgrandchildren, and looked forward to their visits, hugs and kisses: Bailey, Aly and Kyndall Fearing, Isaac Hunter and Luke Bays, Blake and Brooklyn Berrard and Caiden and Keaton Norris; and a number of special nieces and nephews. They are comforted by the fact that she is now with her Lord and Savior and many family members and friends who have passed on before her. The family would like to thank Sandy Collins, her caregiver and friend, for taking such good care of her. Also, Lena's close friends at Victory Place, Barboursville, where she resided, whom she loved and appreciated. Please make donations in her memory to The Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, 38 Washington Ave., Huntington, WV 25701. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 30, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial was in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.
JULIE ANN DOZIER Julie Ann Dozier, 41, of Winfield, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Born June 19, 1971, in South Charleston, she was a daughter of the late Charles F. Blankenship. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Orville and Faye Robinson and Graden and Polly Blankenship. Julie was a beautician and loved cooking, baking, singing and anything artistic. She had a special relationship with her many, many animals. Surviving are her mother and
step-father, Frances and Joe Henson; her brother, Dewey Graden Blankenship, II,; step-brother, Joe E. Henson; her sisters, Jonny Workman and her husband, Dave, Jackie Coleman and her husband, Will; nieces, Savannah Dauber, Mindy Grey and Jessica Stewart; great-nieces and nephews, Makayla Grey, Alexandria Stewart, Kaleb and Jakson Dauber. Also surviving are her fiancĂŠe, Gary Reed; and a host of special friends. Funeral services were held Monday, April 29, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. Richard Sparks officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
ROGER KEITH GILLISPIE Roger Keith Gillispie, 49, of Hurricane, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley following a short illness. Born July 16, 1963, in Huntington, he was a former driver for Rumble Ready Mix, Smith Concrete and Foster Trucking. He was preceded in death by his son, Dustin Gillispie, and his father, Lawrence Gillispie. Surviving are his mother, Jesse Gillispie of Hurricane; his children, Jackie Call, Ashley Louise Young (Nathan) and Kristi Sowards, all of Hurricane; his sister, Leoda McDaniel (Roger) of Hurricane; and his brothers, Joe Gillispie, Mike Gillispie (Debbie) and Clint Gillispie (Karen), all of Hurricane. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Jacob Gillispie, Dusti Dinguss and Auston Call; as well as his companion, Angie Hodge. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.
LENORA H. LEGG HUDKINS Lenora H. Legg Hudkins, 74, of St. Albans, passed away April 25, 2013. She was born October 19, 1938, in Clay County, daughter of Clyde Eugene and Beatrice Legg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Cordie; and brother, Jim Legg. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Gary Hudkins (Jennifer), of Howell, Mich.; and daughters,
Lisa Hudkins Myers (JoDean) and Elizabeth Hudkins Rice (Michael), of Statesville, N.C.; brothers, Jerry Legg, of Alum Creek and Gene Legg, of Charleston. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Aaron, Nathaniel and Christina Myers, Caleb and Elijah Rice and Madeline "Maddie" Hudkins; along with a host of friends. Lenora was a 1959 St. Albans High School graduate. She was a musical director of the (DANCING) and very active in the SAHS Alumni Class of 1959. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and devoted wife. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. With honoring her wishes, she was cremated and private family services will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
KATHLEEN JOYCE HUNTER Kathleen Joyce Hunter, 62, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013. She was born October 30, 1950, in Charleston, a daughter of Donald "Buck" and Frances Edwards. Kathy graduated from St. Albans High School in 1968. Having been married and divorced very young, she married Bruce Hunter on April 27, 1974. They were married for almost 20 years, raising four children together. Kathy spent most of her younger years raising her growing family. Eventually she began working as a chemical operator at Carbide's Institute Plant. She also worked for Damous Psychological Services. Kathy was an active member of Gateway Church. She enjoyed being outside in the yard or on her boat with Joe Boxer and her granddaughters. She loved being a MOM and a Sittie. She is survived by her four children, Greg Hunter and his wife, Leigh Ann, of Charlotte, N.C., Amy Hunter of Tampa, Fla., Amanda Hunter of Nitro and Michael Hunter of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Anne Leigh Greene (Carolyn), Madison Heights, Va.; nephew, Richie Greene (Jen and Aaron); and three grandchildren, Arik, Makala and Jaida Hunter. Celebration of Kathleen's life was held Saturday, April 27, at Gateway Church, St. Albans. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family requests that donations are made to the Power of Many Campaign for the new David Lee Cancer Center or Gateway Church. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
JUNIE MARIE KELLEY Mrs. Junie Marie Kelley, 69, of Leon, passed away April 26, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Mrs. Kelley was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Kelley; grandchildren, Lee Belcher
The Putnam Standard and Charles Burgess; and her parents, Daniel and Ruby Burgess. She is survived by her children, Danny Ward, Eugene Burgess, Juney Weddle, Rose Bailes, Laura Eads and Daniel Kelley; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Junie Kelley was held Tuesday, April 30, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Denny Tucker officiating. Burial was in Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Kelley family.
GEORGE EDWIN LAKE George Edwin Lake, 64, passed away at CAMC General on Friday, April 26, 2013, after a long battle with diabetes. He was a 1966 graduate of Hurricane High School, a lifelong resident of Hurricane and on the Board of Directors of Tasty Blend Foods. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Ann Lake; his father, Don Edward Lake; and his infant brother, Randall. He is survived by his sister, Wanda Jean Lake; brother, Berchel Lee Lake; nephew, Keith Lake; sister-in-law, Zula Lake; aunts, Eloise Henderson and Anna Mae Ashworth; a host of cousins; and his working family at Tasty Blend Foods. Funeral services were held Monday, April 29, at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. David McCormick. Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery. The family suggests donations are made to the Diabetes Foundation. Please visit allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories and condolences.
TINA JO SIMMONS LARSON Tina Jo Simmons Larson, 51, formerly of Hurricane, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, April 22, 2013, at home in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born in Huntington, graduated from Hurricane High School in 1980 and from West Virginia State University with an associate's degree in banking and finance in 1984 and a Board of Regents degree in 1986, where she was on the dean's list. She was employed by Blue Chip Venture Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tina is survived by her husband, Steven Larson, and two sons, Steven Douglas, 23, and Wesley Daniel, 20, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by parents, Barbara and Gerald Simmons of Hurricane; two sisters, Nancy Simmons of Cincinnati, Ohio, with whom she made her home, and Alica Martin (James Martin Jr.) of Hurricane; and one brother, Gerald Simmons (Julie) of Cincinnati, Ohio; and nieces and nephews. She also had two special friends, Robin Feese of
Lexington and Chris Blount of Dixon, Tenn. She was a flute player in the Hurricane High School band and the Putnam All County Band for four years and the West Virginia All State Band for two years. As a teenager she often played flute for Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church. She was active in the Goshen City Council of Goshen, Ohio, and participated in several nonprofit organizations. Tina attended Crossroads Community Church at Oakley, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, at St. John United Methodist, Scott Depot. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Visit www.allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories or to express condolences.
SHERWIN K. LEWIS Sherwin K. Lewis, 74, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on April 24, 2013, after a long illness. He was born September 27, 1938. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, serving as a Sunday school teacher and usher for many years; a devoted husband (50 years), father and grandfather; served in Putnam County schools as a teacher, coach and administrator for 30-plus years; and thoroughly enjoyed being a Marshall University and Cincinnati Reds fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Dolly Lewis; brothers, Junior Lewis, Tenny Lewis and Edison Lewis; and sister, Alene Chapman. Sherwin is survived by his wife, Doris Lewis; sons, Scott (Lora) Lewis of Venetia, Pa., and Myron (Stephanie) Lewis of Hurricane; grandchildren, Carly, Eric, Tori, Payton and Mason; brothers, Dalton Lewis, Darrell Lewis, Parren Lewis and Roger Lewis; and sisters, Mary Alice Heck, Laura Barnett, Mildred Jones, Janice Powers, Doris Powers, Neva Dee Goolsby, Phyllis Sadler, Nadine Gibson and Connie Bartholomew. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 27, at First Baptist Church of Hurricane with the Rev. Dr. James Lutz officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Hurricane Building Fund. Visit www.allenfuneralhomewv.com to share memories or to express condolences.
CECIL E. "EDDIE" MARTIN Cecil E. "Eddie" Martin, 68, of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Putnam Center of Teays Valley following an extended illness. He was born December 31, 1944, and was a lifelong resident of St. Albans, graduating from St. Albans High School in 1962. He graduated from Center College with a
The Putnam Standard degree in computer programming. He retired from Union Carbide, South Charleston, and also the State Tax Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Leonard Martin and Jean Martin Smith. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Terry L. and Teresa Martin of Teays Valley; brother, Steve Martin of St. Albans; nieces, Amanda Newcomb and Erica Martin, and nephew, Craig Martin, all of St. Albans; and the numerous friends who have supported him during his illness. In keeping with his wishes, his body was cremated. An informal service of remembrance was held at Cunningham Memorial Park Chapel of Memories Mausoleum, St. Albans, on Thursday, May 2 with Pastor Randy Stanley. The family wishes to thank everyone for the kindness extended to Eddie, whether it was through a card, a call, a visit or a prayer. Also, we extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Putnam Center of Teays Valley. All who knew Eddie were drawn to his magnetic personality and wonderful sense of humor. Any time you talked with him, he would always leave you laughing. The family requests donations are made to Charleston Union Mission, P.O. Box 112, Charleston, WV 25321 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com.
WILLIAM "BILL" HAROLD McCOY William "Bill" Harold McCoy, 60, of Scott Depot, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family, whom he dearly loved. He was born October 15, 1952, in Harriman, Tenn., to Barbara Jean McCoy of Marmet and the late Harold Thormton. Bill graduated from Charleston High School in 1970 and accepted a full baseball scholarship to Davis and Elkins College, where he
played for two years. He finished his collegiate baseball career at West Virginia State College, graduating in 1975. He received his M.A. in school administration from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies in 1984. He was hired as one of the first elementary physical educators for Kanawha County Schools in 1976. He enjoyed a 37-year career as a teacher, coach and administrator, serving many schools in the county. He retired as an assistant principal at South Charleston High School in June 2012. His fondest memories of his career were the 20 years he spent coaching football and baseball at St. Albans High School, where he established many friends and colleagues. He was a member of the 1970 West Virginia All State Baseball Team. He was selected for the Outstanding Young Educator Award in 1981 and 1982 by the St. Albans and West Virginia Jaycees. He also received the Kanawha County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year award in 2006. He was also a member of Charleston Masonic Lodge 153. In addition to his mother, Bill is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Nancy Hays McCoy; and daughter, Emily, her husband, Josh, and grandson, Ethan Conner Rennie, of South Charleston; brothers, David, his wife, Julie, and niece, Dani McCoy, of Kennesaw, Ga., and Mark and nephews, Sammy and Tyler McCoy, of St. Albans; and brother-in-law, Jim, his wife, Kathy, and nieces, Jessica Hays and Erica Silbaugh, of French Creek. Celebration of Bill's life was held Saturday, May 4, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy L. Didway officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with Masonic graveside rites conducted. The family would like to thank the hospital staff in the CAMC Coronary ICU, the Oncology floor and the David Lee Cancer Center for their comfort and support of Bill during his brief but courageous battle against cancer. The family is requesting that donations are made to the Power of Many Campaign for the new David Lee Cancer Center or Hospice of
Charleston. Online condolences can be sent to the www.casdorphandcurry.com.
RALPH E. MEADOWS Ralph E. Meadows, 90, of Poca, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at his home. Ralph was born on September 23, 1922, in Ivydale. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Meadows; and daughter, Nora Belle Reed. He was a retired plumber by trade. He was a US Army veteran of WWII, earning a Purple Heart award and was a member of the VFW, St. Albans. He is survived by his daughters, JoAnn Morrison (Richard) of Poca, Mary Perdew (Greg) of St. Albans; his canine companions, Buddy, Daisy, Buster and Copper; his niece and her significant other, Pat and Tom, whom he loved like his own; son-in-law, Chris Shannon; grandchildren, Holli Shannon, Jeanette Arbaugh (Shane), Josh Perdew (Felicia); great-grandchildren, Breanna Hall (Jimmy Cross), Jacob Hall, Briant Shannon, Brenden Arbaugh and Corey Perdew. Memorial services were held Sunday, April 28, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans. Burial with military honors was held at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.
ANDREW A. MINNICH Andrew A. Minnich, 71, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital while surrounded by his family, whom he dearly loved. He was born July 1, 1941, in Charleston and was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, William E. and Juanita Minnich; and his mother, Rose Barnette. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Layton. Andrew was a graduate of St. Albans High School class of 1960. He was a dispatcher and truck driver for Charleston Newspapers and a member of Lower Falls Baptist
May 11-12, 2013 – Page 21 Church, St. Albans. He was a proud US Air Force veteran. He loved to coach little league football and elementary school basketball and was a great role model who was loved and admired by many. One of his greatest passions in life was fishing. He was a faithful husband to his high school sweetheart, best friend and soul mate of 52 years, Joyce Turner Minnich. He is also survived by his daughter, Jill Marshall of St. Albans; son, Jeff Minnich (Karen) of St. Albans; best friend, Ned Hickman of Evans; sister, Julia Hager; brother, David Hager (Nora); sister-in-law, Judy Layton; grandchildren, Michael VanBibber, Andrea Ross, Samantha Thornton, Becky Marshall and Evan Minnich; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, April 29, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor Brian Donze officiating. Burial with military honors was in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.
HILDA JEAN STANLEY Hilda Jean Stanley, 93, of Nitro, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013. Born January 7, 1920, in Leon, she was the daughter of the late Samuel B. Stone and Wavie D. Kimberling Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Stone; sisters, Lovada French, Kathyrn Shamblin, and Mary Alice Knapp. Survivors include her daughter, Judith Ann Blanton of Lebanon, Ind.; her sons, Sheldon E. "Sonny" Stanley of Hurricane and Michael Lee Stanley of Nitro; grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Blanton of Indianapolis, Ind. and Chris Gallagher of S.C.; four greatgrandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews. The family suggests that donations are made to a charity of your choosing. Funeral services were held Monday, April 29, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo. Burial was in Wolfe Valley Cemetery, Leon.
Online condolences may be sent to the Stanley family and the online guestbook signed by visiting www.raynesfuneralhome.com. Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo was in charge of arrangements.
IVA LOIS WINTER Iva Lois Winter, 97, of Charleston, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Regency Place Assisted Living in Scott Depot. She was born May 4, 1915, in Princeton, a daughter of the late Leonard and Juanita Lambert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; son, Donald; brothers, Harless, Leonard Jr., John and Herbert; and sisters Thelma Lambert, Garnet Maris, Lorrayne Damewood and Grace Friedly. Iva was an elementary teacher in Marshall County schools and joined the World War II war effort by working at Westinghouse in Baltimore, Md. She was active in Church Women United in Charleston in its early years and an active member of Boyd Memorial Christian Church, now the United Disciples of Christ Church, where she was honored with the title "Teacher Emeritus." Iva will be greatly missed by all those who were touched by her spirit and gentle influence. Survivors include her grandson, Andrew Winter of Scott Depot; granddaughter, Elisabeth "Betsy" Winter Hall of Ambler, Pa.; two great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Kathy Winter Brown of Scott Depot. She is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 29, at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Steven A. Smith officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family suggests donations are made to United Disciples of Christ Church, P.O. Box 6763, Charleston, WV 25362. The online guestbook may be accessed at www.wilsonfuneralandcremation.com. Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, was in charge of the arrangements.
Arson Awareness Week Is May 5-11, 2013 CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office announces this year’s Arson Awareness Week theme: “Reducing Residential Arson”. The following information is provided by the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The goal for this year’s Arson Awareness Week, which takes place May 5 – 11, 2013, is to look at ways to reduce residential arsons.
According to the USFA's National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 16,000 intentionally set fires in home every year result in 300 deaths. Of these arsons there are an average of 700 injuries and $500 million dollars in direct property damage. Arsons rob neighborhoods and communities of valuable assets such as lives and property. Fire departments can help communities reduce the occur-
rence of arson and decrease its effects by making residents aware of measures to safeguard their homes. What can I do to protect my home against Arson? • Illuminate exterior and entrances to your home. Install motion-activated lights on all sides of the house. These are relatively inexpensive. • Clear all obstructions. Trim or remove brush that blocks the view of a home from the street. • Install smoke alarms and fire
sprinkler systems. The combination of smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers reduces the likelihood of death from a fire. This is the most effective fire loss prevention and reduction measurement. • Keep doors and windows locked. A simple locked door could be the deterrent that saves a home from arson. • Clean your yard. Remove excess of piles of leaves or vegetation and clean around your house and garage to remove unused paper, trash, cans of paint or other
materials. • Clean up vacant homes. Make sure to secure abandoned and vacant homes. Keep doors and windows locked or boarded up with plywood. Remove any abandoned vehicles. Make sure all utilities are disconnected. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office urges everyone to have a compre-hensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan.
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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. www.ascensionwv.com 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. 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. 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”. www.coglutheran.com. 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 – Hurricane -- Sunday & Wednesday evenings we invite your family to find their niche in our growing Adult & Family Ministries, exciting Youth & Children’s Ministries—featuring AWANA Club on Sunday evenings! For more information find First Baptist Church of Hurricane on Facebook or call 304.562.9281. We are located at 2635 Main Street in Hurricane and look forward to welcoming you. Those not able to make it to church are
invited to tune in Sundays at 9:00 AM to 103.3fm (WTCR) for our pre-recorded program. You can listen on the radio or listen online at www.tcrcountry.com. 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 www.gatewaychurch.net. 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. 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. 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. 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: www.mvbaptistchurch.org. 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). firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, pcclife.com 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 wel-
comes 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 www.redeemerpcawv.org. 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. www.thedepotlive.com 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. www.teaysvalleybaptist.com 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 www.tvcog.org - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m. 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; Cloth-
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ing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. Way of Truth Tabernacle - 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. Winfield Church of the Nazarene - 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 am; Sunday Praise Service at 6:00pm; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7:00 pm; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304-586-2180. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Winfield Presbyterian Church Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Winfield United Methodist Church Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.
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West Virginia State Opens Experimental Theatre for Student Productions INSTITUTE, WV - Theatre students at West Virginia State University (WVSU) now have a new venue for small-scale productions and educational opportunities. The David Stephen Skeen Black Box Theatre opened in March and provides a safe, wellequipped place to explore and test the boundaries of theatre with no creative restrictions. Designed with a minimalist décor, using black walls and small black boxes as set pieces, the experimental space was made possible through a gift from Donna L. Skeen to honor the memory of her late husband, David Stephen Skeen, a member of State’s class of 1970. “I see it as an avenue to get
West Virginia State University out in the community,” said Skeen, whose daughter, Jenna, is a communications major at WVSU. “It will also give students a way to express themselves and be able to enjoy themselves in college.” The space is already being used for productions. A grand opening was held recently featuring short plays written, produced and performed entirely by students. “It is a great opportunity to have a space of our own to explore and create innovative theatre experiences,” said Scotty White, a WVSU communications major and playwright. White wrote the plays performed during the opening cere-
mony. “Whether students ever pursue professional theatre, the experience itself is a lesson in collaboration, cooperation, selfexamination and self-expression,” said Susan Marrash-Minnerly, WVSU theatre professor. “From classic Aristotle to the contemporary David Mamet, theatre has been described as an experience in examining the human condition.” The David Stephen Skeen Theatre is located in the Cole Complex on West Virginia State University’s Institute campus. For more information, contact Susan Marrash-Minnerly at (304) 766-5110 or email@example.com.
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WVSU Softball Signs Pair of Local Stars INSTITUTE, WV - West Virginia State University softball Coach Bob Allen has announced the signing of Poca High's Maddie McGrew and Bekah Baldwin of Sissonville High to National Letters of Intent. McGrew led the Kanawha Valley in hitting in 2012 with a .564 average. She also paced area batters with 17doubles and 11 triples. Baldwin led the Kanawha Valley with 10 home runs, was second in doubles and runs batted in while hitting .506. Both were selected to the All-Cardinal Conference, AllKanawha Valley, and Class AA All-State teams last season. Baldwin is currently batting .466 with 22 runs batted in for Sissonville. “She is a talented player with a good bat,” Allen said. “McGrew is coming back
from knee surgery,” Allen said. “She can play just about anywhere and is also a very good hitter.” She is expected to be able to practice this fall. That brings the number of recruits for the 2013-14 school year to nine. The seven players signed during the early period in the fall were St. Albans star Ali Haynes, Megan Davis of Point Pleasant, Man High standout Summer Sword, Adrianna Demjanjuk out of Akron, Ohio, Courtney Methven from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Jessica Simmons out of James River High School in Virginia, and Hannah Ward from Fort Defiance High, Virginia. The WVSU softball team is currently battling for first place in the WVIAC with a 30-11 overall record and 13-5 conference mark.