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Run For The Wall Riders return to Putnam County Wednesday By Jack Bailey jackbailey@theputnamstandard.com

This artist's rendering shows what the exterior of the new Putnam County animal shelter will look like once it is completed. The county recently began soliciting bids for construction of the new facility. Photo by Jack Bailey By Jack Bailey jackbailey@theputnamstandard.com

WINFIELD – Ground could be broken as early as July for a new Putnam County Animal Shelter, as the Putnam County Commission recently began soliciting bids for construction of the project. Invitations to bid on the project were published earlier this month, and a mandatory prebid meeting for contractors interested in the project is set for Thursday, May 24, at 2 p.m. in the Putnam County Commission chambers at the courthouse in Winfield. Following the pre-bid meeting at the courthouse there will be a SEE SHELTER ON PAGE 6

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HURRICANE – The annual stop in Putnam County by motorcycle riders crossing the country on the Run For The Wall will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at approximately 5 p.m. More than 300 riders are expected to stop at Valley Park in Hurricane on May 23 for an overnight stay in the area. There will be a welcome ceremony complete with food for the riders at Valley Park and the Wave Pool will be open for riders who want to cool off or take a shower after a day on the road. Riders then can stay overnight camp-

Riders arrive at Valley Park in Hurricane as part of the 2011 Run For The Wall. Riders will return to Valley Park this Wednesday, May 23, as part of the 2012 Run. Standard File Photo ing in Valley Park, or at area hotels.

Riders have been stopping off in Hurricane for at least the past

10 years, said state Run For The Wall Coordinator Duane Maxey. He said that while all stops that the riders make are special, he has heard great feedback from riders in the past about their time in Putnam County. “All the stops are really good,” Maxey said. “But Putnam County is right up there. A lot of the riders have told me that it is one of the highlights. They are really treated right.” The Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand with a large American Flag to welcome riders, and Maxey said, weather permitting there will be a Huey Helicopter on SEE WALL ON PAGE 4

Faithful Friends Memory Gardens New Memory Garden for Pets opens at Red House By Jack Bailey jackbailey@theputnamstandard.com

RED HOUSE – The Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House has opened a new section dedicated to pets. The new Faithful Friends Memory Gardens is located adjacent to the existing Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House. It opened earlier this month and already has seen its first pet buried there. “We saw a need in the area for something like this,” said Billie Harding, who along with her husband Chad, own Haven of Rest. “To a lot of people their pets are part of their family.” And times today are different

than in the past when pets could be buried on a family farm. Many families move multiple times, and as they move if they buried a pet in the backyard they are left behind. “I know in my family, the cemetery is part of our lives,” Harding said. “If something happened to our pet dog my children wouldn't understand burying it in the backyard. They would expect a service and a more permanent resting place.” The new Faithful Friends Memory Gardens features 1,800 burial lots. The lots are half the size of a traditional burial lot for a person. While the new Faithful Friends Memory Gardens has not been advertised extensively yet, word

(From left) Connie Redington, Betty Lett and Sarah Clevenger of Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House show off the area that will house the new Faithful Friends Memory Gardens, designed to be a final resting place for people's pets. Photo by Jack Bailey of mouth has spread and lots are being pre-sold, said Betty Lett, general manager.

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Page 2 –Tuesday,May 22,2012 Putnam County 4-H camp to host 180 youths Songs, skits and sports – it seems like a simple approach to summertime fun. But for the 180 youths registered for Putnam County 4-H Camp it’s just a few activities in a week of service and learning. The camp takes place June 2428 at Camp Virgil Tate. This year’s theme is “4-H Camp: Where Dreams Come True”. Camp activities will be planned around this Disney theme, and includes a “Prince and Princess Ball”. For more than a century, 4-H has focused on agricultural science, electricity, mechanics, entrepreneurship and natural sciences. Today, 4-H out-ofschool opportunities also exist in subjects like rocketry, robotics, bio-fuels, renewable energy and computer science. To learn more about new opportunities in the 4-H program and for more information about 4-H Camp, visit www.putnam.ext.wvu.edu, or contact your local WVU Extension Service at 304-586-0217.

Free Hospital Visitation Training Conference in Scott Depot Dr. Gary Patton will be leading a free conference on the ministry of hospital and home visitation on Saturday, June 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot. Dr. Patton is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Counseling at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY. He also serves as the Chaplain for the FBI in West Virginia. From 1990 until 2005, Dr. Patton was the Director of the Department of Spiritual Care, Counseling, and Mission at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. The free conference will cover HIPPA regulations that pertain to spiritual care in medical settings, will discuss ways prayer and Scripture reading can be meaningful when visiting the sick and will cover reflective listening skills that persons may want to utilize. To register call 304-757-9222.

Community Calendar Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. just east of exit 40 off I-64.

Vacation Bible School (“Operation Overboard”) VBS will be held at Allens Fork Community Church, located on Allens Fork Road, Sissonville, WV, Thursday, May 31st thru June 2nd, 2012. Thursday & Friday Night’s dinner served at 5 pm – VBS from 68:30 pm. Saturday, June 2nd VBS from 10 am to 12 Noon. Community Picnic will begin at 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. There will be a Jupiter Jump, Slide and an Obstacle Course, along with games for all to enjoy. There will be hot dogs, baked goods & soft drinks. Everyone is welcome. Come enjoy an afternoon of good fun, good food and great fellowship! For more information/directions please call 586-0819 or 9882156.

Covered Bridge Car Club Cruise-In The last Friday of the month from April through September come out to Perry-Morris Square in Milton when The Covered Bridge Car Club hosts a Cruise-In beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing until dusk. For more information, call Andrew at 304-743-5321 or 304-654-0745 or email coveredbridgecarclub@msn.com.

Memorial Day Celebration! Monday, May 28th at 11 a.m. – VFW and American Legion will host a ceremony at the War Memorial in Winfield.

FREE DENTAL DAYS for WV Children! Wilson Martino Dental's WV Healthy Kids Drive - FREE Dental Day for all WV Children ages 12 and under. Free Services include: cleaning, exam, xrays, fluoride treatments and any necessary doctor work that can be completed that day (like fillings, extractions, etc...). Services are FREE regardless of insurance status - no strings attached! WV CHIP insurance information will

Winfield, West Virginia, USPS 451-160 The Putnam Standard (ISSN, 451160) is published weekly at P.O. Box 179, Winfield, WV 25213. Yearly subscription rates: In-County $22.00; In-State $38.00; Out-of-State $48.00. Bill Unger, Publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Main Post Office, Winfield, WV, and additional mailing offices under the act of March 3, 1979. Postmaster: Send Address changes to the Putnam Standard, P.O. Box 179, Winfield, WV 25213. We reserve the right to accept or reject and to edit all news and advertising copy.

be available and kids can meet Dudley the Dinosaur! Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling the office below or phoning toll free: 1-87-SMILE-WIDE and selecting the office nearest you. Additional information can be found on our website: www.wilsonmartinodental.com Date and local location: July 9, 2012 - Teays Valley 304201-7645

Putnam County Animal Shelter Hours Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The shelter is located behind Winfield Middle School.

Cabell County Fair looking for Vendors Are you looking for an opportunity to share your information with others? Have a craft or art you would like to sell? Cabell County Fair would like to have you as a vendor. We are looking for vendors, crafters, artisans, businesses, non-profit organizations, 4-H clubs, FFA Chapters, CEOS Groups, Church groups, Educational Organizations, youth groups and individuals who have a product to sell or information to share. Rental spaces are $ 35.00 for a 10 x 10 space in covered shelters. If you prefer to bring your own canopy or tent, an outside space (10 x10) is $40.00. Spaces are limited. For more information or an application please call 304-7783783 and leave a message or send an email to: ccfb2004@gmail.com or check out the fair website at cabellcountyfair.org.

South Charleston Public Library to hold Monthly Meeting The South Charleston Public Library Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 29 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda is available at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

Kids Day Out / Fishing Derby When: June 2nd beginning at 8 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. at large shelter Where: Valley Park Ponds in Hurricane. More info: Call 304-562-0518 ext. 10 Free Event with prizes and activities!

CASA Program seeking Volunteers The Court Appointed Special Advocate program for Putnam County seeks volunteers to serve as advocates for children who have been abused and neglected. Volunteers must have flexible schedules (some daytime

hours are required), complete a 30-hour training session and undergo a background check. For more information, call Kim Runyon Wilds at 304-523-9587, ext. 307.

City of Hurricane to Flush Water System through May 31 The City of Hurricane Water Department began flushing the water system on April 2 and will continue through Thursday, May 31. During that time, residents may experience some turbidity or cloudiness for a short period during and immediately after the line flushing. Residents should check water prior to doing laundry.

Chris Cozen to conduct workshop at Main Street Studio Just confirmed, so mark your calendar now! Chris Cozen – Golden Artist will be conducting a workshop on Golden Acrylics, Fluid Acrylics, Mediums and Gels… etc on September 8th and 9th. This will be a hands-on workshop with demonstration and material education. A finished project is not the goal for this workshop, but rather an understanding of the paints and mediums Golden offers. For more information, call Terry at the Studio - 304-9821522.

Vandalia Gathering The annual Vandalia Gathering will be held Memorial Day weekend at the Cultural Center/State Capitol grounds in Charleston. A celebration of old-time music, arts and folk heritage named for the proposed 14th Colony. Free and open to the public. Call 304-558-0220 or visit www.wvculture.org/vandalia for more information.

T.O.P.S. No. 150 Weekly meetings of TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly," are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2440 US Route 60, Hurricane. For more info., call Sharon, 304-523-4618.

SC Public Library announces Holiday Closings The South Charleston Public Library will be closed Friday, May 25, 2012 for a staff training and day and Saturday May 26 – Monday May 28, 2012 for Memorial Day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Expectant Parents' Program The CAMC Family Resource Center conducts a "Becoming a Family" program at CAMC Teays

The Putnam Standard Valley Hospital. Programs, services and classes are designed to help expectant parents gain as much information as possible on parenthood. Attendees (including family and friends, depending on the nature of the class) will leave feeling supported and more confident during the process. The program includes special classes on preparing for childbirth, preparing siblings, pediatric CPR, breastfeeding, infant massage and pregnancy massage (for couples). Contact the hospital for more details.

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 304-7555539.

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

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

Free Scrapbooking Classes Free Scrapbooking classes “On a Budget” are held at Hometown Senior Center every Monday & Thursday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 304-586-2745.

Nitro Senior Citizens sponsor Bingo! The Nitro Senior Citizens sponsor bingo Thursdays in the Nitro Community Center, 21st Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Raffles, jack-pots and complimentary coffee are included. A smoking area and conCONTINUED ON PAGE 3


The Putnam Standard CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 cessions are available Proceeds benefit Nitro Senior Citizens’ programs.

Scary Creek Paintball Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 - 6 p.m. Sunday, MondayFriday by appointment only (groups of 10 or more). Open year-round and in operation since 1992, Scary Creek Paintball offers more than 25 acres of paintball fields, including three acres of urban action. Call 800-870-5973 or go online at www.scarycreek.com. Scary Creek Paintball, 4345 Scary Creek Road, Scott Depot. Discount packages range from all-inclusive (all rental equipment and paintballs) from $20 (100 paintballs) to $30 (500 paintballs) per day.

Silver Sneakers Class The Tri-County YMCA in Scott Depot hosts the Silver Sneakers Muscular Endurance Class from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Move to music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Certified instructors lead classes. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

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

Bingo Every Wednesday night (7:00 p.m.) VFW Post 9097, Teays Valley Road. Public invited.

Breast Cancer Support Group A Breast Cancer Support Group meets in the education room at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital every 4th Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. For further information, please call CAMC Family Resource Center at 304-388-2545.

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 debarm@suddenlink.net.

Community News PHS Alumni Banquet The Poca High School Alumni Association is planning the 2012 Alumni Banquet for June 9 at the Hurricane Community Center, Hurricane, near the wave pool. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required and payment is due at the time of the reservation. Call a board member to make reservations or mail them to P.O. Box 427, Poca, W.Va. 25159. The cost is $25 per person. All alumni and guests are welcome to attend. For more information, call board members Dale Parkins, 304-755-5497; Bernadene Simpson, 304-727-8119 or Teresa Amos Cook, 304-741-7959.

Bridge Walk across the New River Gorge Bridge Bridge Walk, 9 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Mondays-Sundays. Bridge Walk provides the New River Gorge guest with an opportunity to walk across the New River Gorge, 851 feet above the New River, on the 24-inch wide catwalk under the New River Gorge Bridge. The catwalk runs the entire 3,030 foot length of the bridge. The walk is for anyone who is healthy, willing and able to walk 1-1/2 miles. Walk physical requirements are 48 inches tall, 10 years old or older and less than 285 pounds. Tours are between 2-4 hours in length and operate year round, weather permitting. For reservations, call 304-5741037 or visit www.bridgewalk.com. New River Gorge Bridge is located on U.S. 19, at Fayetteville. Cost is $69 per person.

Polio Survivors Support Group Meetings The WV Chapter of Polio Survivors Support Group meets at noon every second Saturday at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Meetings are held in the Conference Room, which is located next to the cafeteria. For more information please call 304-736-6325.

Nitro Senior Citizen Center The Nitro Senior Center, Second Avenue and 21st Street, is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. All seniors are invited to visit, have lunch, play pool or cards, use exercise machines and enjoy other activities. For those needing a ride, the senior van is available by calling 304-755-5502 before 9 a.m.

Special Meeting at Mount Olive Baptist Church There will be a special meeting on 5-26-2012 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Buff Creek Rd., Hurricane WV at 7:00pm. Singing by the Hoy family and Preaching by Evangelist Ron Hoy. For more info call Pastor Ernie Spence 304-617-2752.

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Putnam County 4-H Horse Judging Teams participate in State Event The Putnam County 4-H Program was proudly represented on April 28th in Keyser, WV at the 2012 WV State 4-H FFA Horse Evaluation Contest. Barrett Dudding, Brooke Welch, Ivy Keen, Edainah and Jimmy Young, and Sarah Hoffman competed in the Junior division, while Kelsey Rhodes and Drew Asbury competed in the Senior 4-H division. For the event, the 4-H members used their discerning eyes and disciplined minds to evaluate seven classes of horse competition. These classes included four halter classes, a western pleasure class, a trail class and a hunter under saddle class. To add onto that, the seniors had to give oral reasons for their placings on the hunter under saddle and aged quarterhorse mares class, while the juniors gave reasons on the aged quarterhorse mares. The Putnam County 4-H Program is very proud of our 4H’ers, with four competitors

The 2012 Putnam County 4-H Horse Judging Teams proudly show their winning ribbons after competing in the State 4-H FFA Horse Judging event held at Potomac State College of WVU in Keyser, WV. In the picture, (back) Kelsey Rhodes, Ivy Keen, Brooke Welch, Sarah Hoffman, and Edainah Young; (front) Jimmy Young and Barrett Dudding. Not pictured, Drew Asbury. earning blue ribbons, Edainah Young, Barrett Dudding, Ivy Keen, and Sarah Hoffman, and the remaining members receiv-

ing red ribbons: Brooke Welch, Jimmy Young, Kelsey Rhodes, and Drew Asbury.

Putnam man sues Girl Scouts for Wrongful Termination By Kyla Asbury The West Virginia Record CHARLESTON, WV - A Putnam County man is suing the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council for discrimination and wrongful termination of employment. Nathan M. Gregorich was employed by the defendant from July 1, 2010, until Oct. 4, 2011, according to a complaint filed April 25 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Gregorich claims the termination was discriminatory in that

he was terminated while on leave to care for his injured son. The termination was also in breach of the terms and conditions of Gregorich's employment with the defendant, who failed to follow its own policies and procedures, which compromise the terms and conditions of his employment, according to the suit. Gregorich claims as a result of the illegal termination of employment, he sustained lost wages, embarrassment, humiliation and emotional distress. The defendant terminated

Gregorich's employment in retaliation for taking vacation and then unpaid leave to care for his injured son who was only 14 months old and had sustained a leg fracture and could not attend daycare during the recovery, according to the suit. Gregorich is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Scott H. Kaminski. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.


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Debbie’s Poetry Corner By Debra J. Harmes-Kurth

Send your poetry to Debra Harmes-Kurth 1042 Pike Street • Milton,WV 25541 For the last several columns I have been writing about how to get your poetry down on paper and editing it. Now that you’ve accomplished those things what do you do with your poem? Well, of course your first choice should be to send it into us. This column is a wonderful opportunity to showcase how much talent abides in our beautiful state. However if you have already sent your poem to us and would like to try your luck with a poetry publication I have a few here that you might be interested in. There are a few things to keep in mind when submitting your poetry to a small press publication: Always ask for the publication’s guidelines. Purchasing a copy of the publication will give you an even better idea what the editor is looking for. Always send a self addressed, stamped envelope if you want to hear from an editor, postage is expensive. Lastly make sure your submission is easy to read, if an editor cannot read it, you will not get published. With that said I hope to

see more of your work in either my mailbox at the above address or in my email at: cabellputnamstandardpoetry@hotmail.com. * Here are two poetry publications that I would recommend, they are put together well and have a decent variety of poetry in both of them: Pancakes In Heaven. Coffee-Ground Breakfast. You can contact their editor and get guidelines at: Cory Meyer-Editor, 827 Lost Lake Drive W., St. Germain, Wisconsin, 54558. Then there is, Poet’s Digest, 2043 S. Coleman Rd., Shepherd, MI 48883. Attn./Daniel CrainEditor. Domination Man dominates the ant For size is power’s partner. Man dominates the forest For plants are easy prey. Man dominates the abyss For home sweet home is his. Arthur Charles Ford-Editor The Pen, P.O. BOX 4725, Pittsburgh, PA., 15206-0725

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***** Each Breath Was Silent For my brother, Rick. Have you ever thought about the affliction of quiet after a death, when the heartbeat of 100 cannot muffle the sound of a falling eye-lash, or the irritating toll of the clock as each minute stands still. Fingernails pile on the carpet, cutting into those already bruised. Guilt, blame and loss; flashed or veiled in wrinkled pillow eyes see nothing but there own truth. There you stand unable to breath; choking on artificial sweeteners, thinking you would scream, if you hadn’t eaten that last second of silence. Debra J. Harmes Kurth,WV

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WALL FROM PAGE 1 hand to welcome riders as well. Riders will be coming into Valley Park from the Hurricane exit of Interstate 64. In the past, Maxey said, people have turned out along the route to wave and welcome the riders. “For some of the riders, if this is their first time, to pull up and see all of the people waving and welcoming them and to see that large American Flag, it really is special,” Maxey said. Maxey also gave credit to the Hurricane based West Virginia Star Touring and Riding Chapter 197 Club for hosting and helping organize the annual Run For The Wall stop in Putnam County. Riders will be stopping in Putnam County on Wednesday evening before heading into Charleston on Thursday morning for a ceremony at the state Capitol building. Riders are expected to depart from Valley Park at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning and will proceed along Teays Valley Road to Interstate 64 to ride into the Capitol. From the Capitol, riders will travel on to Rainelle Elementary School for another stop and visit with the elementary school children. Maxey said that this year marks the 24th year for the Run For The Wall and that the stop at Rainelle Elementary has been made by the riders every year that the Run has been in existence. “The riders will stop at the school in Rainelle,” Maxey said.

“That was an original stop on the Run For The Wall and we have parents there who were students when riders stopped there before and who now have their children there as students.” From Rainelle riders will travel on to Lewisburg to spend the night before heading on into Washington D.C. Once in Washington, riders will participate in Rolling Thunder’s “Ride For Freedom” on May 27. Riders also lay a wreath on May 26 at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. Riders in the Run For The Wall left Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on May 16 to ride to Washington D.C. The Run For The Wall began in 1989 as an annual motorcycle ride with veterans, friends and family riding across the United States to accomplish their mission: • to promote healing among all veterans and their families and friends; • to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA); • to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all Wars; and • to support military personnel all over the world. For more information visit www.rftw.org, or contact West Virginia State Coordinate Duane Maxey at 304-638-5521 or bfcmaxey@gmail.com.

Charlaine Harris coming to this fall's W.Va. Book Festival New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris, known for her Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series – the basis for the hit HBO series "True Blood" – will be the headliner for the 12th annual West Virginia Book Festival. She will speak, answer questions and sign books at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the coliseum of the Charleston Civic Center. The 12-book series features a telepathic waitress who works in a bar in the fictional northern Louisiana town of Bon Temps. The first book, "Dead Until Dark," won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each book follows Sookie's adventures involving vampires,

werewolves and other supernatural creatures. A new title, "Deadlocked," will be released in May. "True Blood" is the wildly popular HBO series based upon the books; the fourth season premieres June 10. Harris, who has been writing for 30 years, is also the author of three earlier series, the Aurora Teagarden, the Shakespeare and the Harper Connelly mysteries. She and her friend Toni L.P. Kelner have co-edited four very popular anthologies featuring stories with an element of the supernatural written by mystery and urban fantasy authors. Harris was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area; she now lives in a small town in

southern Arkansas. She is married and the mother of three. The West Virginia Book Festival will be held Oct. 13 and 14. The event is presented annually by Kanawha County Public Library, the West Virginia Humanities Council, The Library Foundation of Kanawha County, The Charleston Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail. The festival offers something for all age groups. A variety of authors will attend, participating in book signings, readings, workshops and panel discussions. Activities for children include special programs and a section of the Marketplace filled with children’s activities. Admission to the festival is free.

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Musicians, Bakers, and Liars Invited to Compete During 2012 Vandalia Gathering Set for May 25-27 at the Culture Center and State Capitol Complex Grounds CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 2012 Vandalia Gathering, set for May 25-27 at the Culture Center and State Capitol Complex grounds, offers plenty of outlets for West Virginians with a competitive streak. The free, three-day festival featuring traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts and food of West Virginia includes old-time fiddle, bluegrass banjo and mandolin contests on Saturday and old-time banjo, lap dulcimer and flat-pick guitar on Sunday. Competitions for best pound cake and best cupcake are scheduled for Saturday, and the Liars’ Contest is held on Sunday. All contests are open to West Virginia residents only, and win-

ners are announced at the conclusion of each contest. Registration for the music contests is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be special youth categories (15 years and younger) in the flat pick guitar and fiddle contests. Registration for the baking contests is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, with judging set to begin at 1 p.m. on the Plaza Deck of the Culture Center. Awards will be made for first, second and third place as well as a youth award for children 15 years and younger in the pound cake and cupcake categories. Creativity is encouraged as the competition is not limited to traditional cooking techniques. Participants may

submit one entry in each category. The pound cakes and cupcakes will become the property of the Division and be given as prizes in the “Cake/Cupcake Walk,” which is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Great Hall of the Culture Center. Entries must be made from scratch; prepared mixes are not allowed. Judges will disqualify previously published recipes, such as those published in cookbooks, magazines, on food websites and winners in other cooking contests, unless the recipe features significant changes. All recipes must be submitted on a three-inch by fiveinch index card. The pound cakes must be submitted in a disposable loaf pan and the cup-

cakes in paper cup liners. Entrants must submit six cupcakes. The Liars Contest registration is from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, and the contest starts at 1 p.m. in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater of the Culture Center. The Vandalia festival, named for a proposed 14th colony and celebrating its 36th year, is a family-friendly event that annually draws thousands of visitors from across the country. It is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information about the festival and its contests, including a complete schedule of activities, visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org and access the link for events, or call Caryn Gresham, deputy commis-

sioner of the Division, at (304) 558-0220. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Bing Brothers Receive WV’s Highest Folklife Honor SUBMITTED ARTICLE CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three brothers with Wayne County roots who are known for their hard-driving old-time and bluegrass music will be honored Friday, May 25, 2012, as this year’s recipients of West Virginia’s highest folklife honor, the Vandalia Award. As part of the 36th annual Vandalia Gathering, Mike, Dave, and Tim Bing will be recognized for their lifelong contributions to West Virginia folklife and traditional culture during a 7 p.m. ceremony and concert in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia

State Theater in the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. Since the mid-1970s when they began playing at taverns, honky-tonks and such festivals as the West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville, the Vandalia Gathering, the Galax [Virginia] Old Fiddlers Convention, and at the Appalachian South Folklife Center, the three men have performed, competed, taught, and promoted their music to enthusiastic audiences across the globe, including Ireland, England and Australia. For more information about

the Vandalia Gathering, the Vandalia Award or the 2012 honorees contact Caryn Gresham at (304) 558-0220 or caryn.s.gresham@wv.gov. 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. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Tomblin appoints Leslie to fill judicial vacancy CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the appointment of Teays Valley lawyer, J. Robert Leslie, as Circuit Judge for the 29th Judicial Circuit serving Putnam County. Leslie will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of The Honorable O.C. Spaulding. "Judge Spaulding's contributions to our judiciary were sincerely appreciated and it was with a heavy heart that I accepted his resignation," said Tomblin. "I'm pleased Bob has accepted this opportunity to serve the people of Putnam County as Circuit Judge." A graduate of Marshall Univer-

sity and Ohio Northern University College of Law, Leslie has built a respected law practice and has given back to the community over the years by providing pro bono legal services. Leslie has over 18 years of experience in the courtroom and, for the past 11 years, has practiced with Tyree, Embree & Leslie. Over the course of his career, Leslie has tried numerous civil and criminal cases and has been active in community efforts. A Democrat, Leslie recently won his party’s nomination for the 29th Judicial Circuit in the May Primary. He will face Re-

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Officials pleasantly surprised by Strong Vendor Turnout at Health Fair By David Payne Sr. davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com

Hundreds took advantage of free screenings and information at the inaugural Putnam County Health Fair, which was held at Valley Park in Hurricane on May 12. The event was a cooperative effort between Putnam County and the city of Hurricane. The event offered health screenings, vision and dental information, allergy screenings, safety supplies as well as information and demonstrations of health-care services offered locally. Hurricane City Manager Ben Newhouse said he and other organizers were surprised at the great turnout of vendors. “We got together about 10 months ago to organize something that would raise health awareness. Before we knew it, we had 20 vendors, then 30, and

finally 50 vendors and this was something that we were able to put up for virtually no cost,” he said. Newhouse said many people aren't aware of the numerous options available locally. “Putnam County has a lot of services here and this gives people a chance to find out about them. It’s a way to educate people about health-care awareness,” Newhouse said. There were inflatable play areas for the children and numerous services being offered free of charge, such as acupuncture and chiropractic adjustment. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Hurricane city police created fingerprint identification cards for children. CAMC also had its Healthnet helicopter available for anyone who wanted a closer look. Geoffrey Vest of the Charleston Veteran’s Center Outreach program distributed information to veterans about

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The CAMC Healthnet helicopter takes off after a being on display at Valley Park in Hurricane during the county's Health Fair on May 12. Photo by David Payne Sr. what resources might be available to them and what is offered locally. “There is a need to get bene-

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swering questions about enrollment, giving contact information for the hospital in Huntington and the clinic in Kanawha City and making sure their eligibility stays current,” he said. Among the vendors was the Cabell-Wayne Association for the Blind, which had many visual aids to demonstrate. The association helps those visuallyimpaired obtain needed equipment, said Lori Spears, who manned the association's table at the event. “We want to reach out to our neighbors and present information about eye health and prevention of vision loss. We've been demonstrating vision aids, like talking clocks and largebutton phones. A lot of people don't know that these exist,” she said. Contact David Payne Sr. at davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com.

SHELTER FROM PAGE 1 meeting on the site of the new animal shelter on State Route 62 in Winfield for contractors interested in bidding on the project. The site of the new shelter is on the Eleanor side of the Ross Booth Memorial Bridge at Winfield. All bids for the project must then be received by 10 a.m. on June 21. The Putnam County Commission voted in February to proceed with construction of a new animal shelter to replace the existing 27-year-old facility in Winfield. At the time it was estimated that the new shelter would cost $2.3 million, but that price could fluctuate based on the bids received from potential contractors for the project. “Let's keep our fingers crossed that we receive a lot of bids,” said Putnam County Commissioner

Joe Haynes, who along with his wife Karen, has been a big supporter of the drive to build a new animal shelter. As envisioned by the architectural firm Silling Associates, the new animal shelter will feature 46 kennels for dogs, nearly double the capacity of the current shelter, and will also feature a system that will keep the kennels easier to clean. The new facility will also feature inside and outdoor “bonding areas” where those looking to adopt a dog or cat will have time to play with the animal. The facility will also have two entrances, one for the public looking to adopt an animal, and a separate entrance where animals are brought into the building. The new shelter will also have space on sight for veterinarians to come in and perform simple

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procedures on the animals. Currently, dogs and cats have to be sent to Barboursville for spaying and neutering and other procedures. For puppies and kittens, the new shelter will also feature “pet store” type displays near the front of the building allowing them a greater chance of being adopted. In addition, the new animal shelter will feature a larger parking area than the existing facility. Haynes said that the county has $1 million set aside in its building fund toward the project and the remainder will be financed. The county has budgeted $85,000 for debt service for the new shelter in next year's budget. Given historically low interest rates, Haynes said that the county should be in good position for financing the remainder of the project cost. Haynes added that there has also been a great deal of interest from local businesses in donating materials toward the project, which could also lower its overall cost. Once construction begins, Haynes estimated it could take 10-12 months for the new animal shelter to be completed. “Hopefully by next spring or summer we will be in there,” he said.


Outdoor News

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Tuesday,May 22,2012 – Page 7

Keep your eyes open this Fishing Season

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr. davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com

I never worry about the bears. The worst things outdoors come in small packages. When I'm fishing, I keep my eyes constantly peeled for what I consider three biggest threats – yellow jackets, poison ivy and vipers. As a child, I was severely allergic to stings. I took shots for about 10 years to build up an immunity, but even though my allergy is no-longer life-threat-

ening, I don't like being stung. It's no fun whatsoever, and once you've been stung by a yellow jacket, all of its buddies want a piece of the action as well. Yellow jackets ruthlessly defend their underground nests. They have to, because otherwise, a ground nest is extremely vulnerable. The only predator they can't fight off – that I'm aware of – is a skunk, which is a main reason I am so fond of our cute, stinky friends. A yellow jacket is small, not much bigger than a small piece of candy, plus they move around quite a bit, so they are very hard to see. To make matters worse, the yellow jackets are one of many flying insects that swarm close to the ground. What I look for to identify them is their specific pattern of movement. Most of your flying bugs fly around aimlessly. Not the yellow jacket. They leave their nests usually by flying straight up, then turn and go wherever it is yellow jackets go when they leave the nest. What I try to notice is that unique yellow jacket movement. It's not so noticeable with a sin-

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gle yellow jacket, but as one after another leaves the nest, it's a pattern of movement you can detect if you are looking for it. Anything flying straight up or at a fairly steep angle – or if I see several insects flying from a central location, it will warrant a second look. You'll usually find them in grass – where they have taken over an old animal burrow, etc., but they live in a variety of places. If I'm standing along a riverbank, I keep a watchful eye out for little holes in the ground to see if any yellow jackets are flying out of it. This may seem like overkill, but I've not been stung – while fishing anyway – in about 10 years. Mind you, I probably just jinxed myself by writing that in this column. Poison ivy is the most virulent plant known to man. I absolutely hate it. Some have an immunity to it – I'm not one of those people – but it affects a great many people who venture outdoors. Unless I'm wearing shorts, I generally don't pay much attention to it, unless I'm about to put my hands or feet somewhere, or plan to sit down.

If you spend any time outdoors, you should be able to identify poison ivy. If you stare at one of the plants long enough, you'll recognize the shapes – three leaves arranged in a triangular pattern. The plant often grows as a vine, but not always. There is a similar harmless plant – the Virginia creeper – that has five leaves. Poison ivy oil is extremely potent and it takes very little of it to cause a nasty, lasting rash. It does take a few minutes for it to seep into your skin, so if you wash with soap and water immediately after exposure, you can often prevent the rash. Don't lean against a tree with poison ivy, even if you think your clothes will protect you. I actually had poison ivy oil on a shirt once (I leaned against a tree) and I developed a severe rash from oil that had seeped through the clothing. Even after washing the shirt, this oil caused new rashes when I wore it days and weeks later. Only after I realized the problem and washed the shirt with hot water could I wear it normally again. Snakes are very hard to see.

The forests and streambanks are full of various things – sticks, grass, trees, leaves, bugs – it's an overload of information for the brain to process. As remarkable as the human brain is, it simply can't find a proverbial snake in a haystack at a casual glance. Most snakes won't hurt you. Even the venomous vipers would rather leave you alone. Usually, they'll hear or feel the vibrations of you coming and scatter by the time you arrive. I always look closely at where I put my feet and hands. I look at where my feet will be next and never put them someplace I can't see, such as the other side of a log. I don't necessarily look for a snake itself, but shapes and patterns, such as a circle outline of a coiled snake or a straight line of a sunning snake or movement, especially movement in grass. That said, actual snakebites are very rare. I've only personally known one person who has been bitten. It was a copperhead. Contact David Payne Sr. at davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com.


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GARDEN FROM PAGE 1 fered, if someone buys one lot in the new Faithful Friends Memory Gardens they can then buy a second lot for half price, Lett said. Faithful Friends will also accept transfers, meaning that if someone has a pet currently buried elsewhere they will work with them to bring the pet into the new Memory Garden. Plans call for the construction of a gazebo in the Faithful Friends Memory Garden in the near future, and signage along Route 62 will go up soon. Faithful Friends Memory Garden will

have its own separate entrance from Haven of Rest. Headstones in the Faithful Friends Memory Garden may be either upright or flat on the ground. Located in Red House, Haven of Rest has been serving families in the Putnam and Kanawha County area since 1960. Today, Haven of Rest is part of the Harding Family Group. For more information on the new Faithful Friends Memory Gardens, contact Sarah Clevenger at (304) 586-3161 or by e-mail at sarahclevenger@frontier.com.


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Page 10 –Tuesday,May 22,2012 ROY EDWARD ALLAMON JOAN MATHENY ARMSTRONG GLENNA JEAN BUCKNER JESSIE BARNETT BURDETTE DANNY CHAMBERS MARY ANN CHAPMAN JEANNIE CRUIKSHANKS ROY E. DAY MYRTLE MARIE ESTEP CARROLL DUANE GARNES MARIE JOSEPHINE GUTHRIE WILLIAM W. JOHNSON DONALD JOE LARCH PHYLLIS MAY HAYES LETT MARY BETH (BALL) LIGHTNER SIDNEY "SID" LISLE LINVILLE MAXINE JUSTICE LITTLE BRENDA KAY NAPIER LARRY JOSEPH OTTENI RICHARD LEE PAULEY EVA MAE SUMMERS RONALD WILFORD TALKINGTON ROY C. "Whitey" WHITE II

ROY EDWARD ALLAMON Roy Edward Allamon, 81, of Winfield died May 7, 2012. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12, at Waite and Son Funeral Home, Brunswick, Ohio. Burial followed in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Brunswick. Cunn i n g h a m - Pa rk e r- Jo h n s o n Funeral Home, Charleston assisted the Allamon family locally.

JOAN MATHENY ARMSTRONG Joan Matheny Armstrong, 92, of St. Albans has gone to meet her Maker. She passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2012, at Regency Place in Scott Depot. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Roy Mason Armstrong; her parents, Wade and Jessie Matheny; her grandson, Timothy Mann Peyton; six sisters, Mildred Dodrill, Cathren Matheny, Pauline Burk, Hilda Stout, Mary Swisher and Faye Wright; and two brothers, Wade Matheny and Jack Matheny. Joan is survived by daughters, Betty Jean Peyton of St. Albans and Suzy Armstrong Ross (Jon) of Brentwood, Tenn.; son, Joseph Mason Armstrong (Debbie) of South Charleston; granddaughters, Beth Peyton Morrison (Philip) of Winfield, Amy Ross Weber (Doug) of Franklin, Tenn., Carrie Ross Wilson of Brentwood and Kelly Marie Armstrong of Huntington; grandson, Christo-

pher Mason Armstrong of South Charleston; great-granddaughters, Krista Lynn Peyton of Mt. Nebo and Emma Mae Weber of Franklin, Tenn.; and great-grandsons, Jacob Ross Wilson and Jonathan Graham Wilson of Brentwood. Joan is also survived by her brother, Warren Harding Matheny (Millie) of Glenville; sister-in-law, Helen Matheny of Harpers Ferry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joan was a member of Highlawn Presbyterian Church in St. Albans for 50 years, and was a former employee of CAMC General Division. A memorial service was held for Mrs. Armstrong Saturday, May 12, at Highlawn Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, conducted by Pastor Nancy Didway. Mrs. Armstrong donated her body to the West Virginia University School of Medicine. The family requests that memorial donations are made to Highlawn Presbyterian Church, 2501 Washington Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177; or Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Joan's family would like to thank Regency Place for the kind and attentive care that was given to her during her two-year stay there. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Armstrong family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

GLENNA JEAN BUCKNER Glenna Jean Buckner, 61, of St. Albans passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She was born August 29, 1950, in Charleston, and was raised in Flint, Mich. Glenna graduated from Northwestern High School. She was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Austin; and nephew, Scott Hendley. She was a friend of Bill W. for 16 years, and will be remembered as a devoted and loving daughter, sister and friend. Surviving are her father, Ennis Austin; stepmother, Mildred Austin of South Charleston; brother, James Austin of St. Albans; sisters, Peggy Lanham of St. Albans and N. Karen and Jim Galford of Tennessee; nephew, Eric Hendley of Michigan; stepbrothers, Denny and Bev Stevens and John Stevens of West Virginia; uncles, Rusty and Rose Austin of Virginia and Ray Holcomb of South

Charleston; aunts, Norma Stanley of South Charleston, Carolyn Mobley of Ohio and Jo and R.L. Clark of Ohio; great-nephew, Tyler Hendley of Oklahoma; great-nieces, Leaan and Holly Hendley of Oklahoma; and former husband, William Buckner of Florida. Memorial services were held at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with Dennis Stevens officiating. The family asks that donations are made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be made to the family at www.goodshepherdmortuary.net.

JESSIE BARNETT BURDETTE Jessie Barnett Burdette, 76, of Leon, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at her home. Jessie is survived by her husband, Ronald Burdette; sons, Ronald Lyndon (Lori) Burdette of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Stanton Dewey (Carrol David) of Beallsville, Ohio; daughter, Sherry Ann (Dallas) Durst of Leon; grandchildren, Melissa (Richie) Taylor, Caleb (Brea) Durst, Jessica (Ryan) Bailey, Haley, Nathaniel, Olivia and Lauren Burdette and Megan and Lauren Bates; great-grandchildren, Lyndee Taylor, Layla St. Onge, Macy Taylor and Liam Durst; and her sister, Cinda Kimble of Leon. Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mathew Dotson officiating. Burial followed in Leon Cemetery. Jessie's care was entrusted to Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. An online registry is available at www.crowhussellfh.com.

DANNY CHAMBERS Danny Chambers, 58, of Charleston, formerly of St. Albans, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2012. He was born June 10, 1953, in Kanawha County, a son of Watson Chambers Sr. of Teays Valley and the late Wanda Brown Chambers. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Hatler and Hattie Chambers. Danny was a 1971 graduate of St. Albans High School, where he earned the distinguished West Virginia Baseball Player of the Year. Danny was employed with Bayer with over 35 years of service. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing when he could not hunt. He was also a lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds. In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Anita Chambers of Charleston; sons, Nathaniel Chambers of Poca; two stepchildren, Tara Lauerman of Teays Valley, and Lee Noble of Florida; brothers, Roger Chambers of St. Albans, and Watson Chambers II

The Putnam Standard of Princeton; sisters, Carolyn Moore of Charleston, and Sharon Jack of St. Albans; and eight grandchildren. A celebration of Danny's life was held May 15, 2012, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Campbell officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. His legacy will be that during his own battle with cancer, he was committed to helping others facing the same challenges. His positive outlook will serve as an inspiration to us all. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.casdorphandcurry.com. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

MARY ANN CHAPMAN Mary Ann Chapman, 75, of Scott Depot passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley. Born February 1, 1937, in Sanderson, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Friend Eskew. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Lee Chapman. Mary Ann and her husband owned and operated Danny Chapman Servicecenter and Danny Chapman Select Cars for many years. She loved to spend time at the local YMCA with her friend, Grace. Surviving are her husband, Danny L. Chapman; her son, Robert Scott Chapman of Buckhannon; her granddaughter, Shelby Chapman; her brother, Robert Lee Eskew (Donna) of Illinois; and very special friends, Grace and Roger Randolph of Scott Depot, Lynda and Mike Greenleaf of Scott Depot and Kathy Toney of Florida. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 16, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. A private graveside service was held in French Creek. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. Contributions may be made in Mary Ann's honor to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

JEANNIE CRUIKSHANKS Jeannie Cruikshanks, 84, of St. Albans passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at her home. Born August 12, 1927, in Gauley Bridge, Jeannie was the daughter of the late Fred E. and Thelma M. Walker Cline. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cruikshanks; and sister, Freda Heath. She was a beautician and owner of Hair by Jeannie's in St. Albans for over 30 years. She also co-owned with her husband the

35 Diner. She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, and the Red Hat Society, Classy Lassies Chapter, West Alban Garden Club and St. Albans Women's Club. She enjoyed bowling and cards. She is survived by her daughter, Becky (Rod) Vannoy of Scott Depot; granddaughter, Kim (Shane) Greenlee of Hurricane; great-grandson, Nicholas Greenlee of Hurricane; and step-granddaughter, Princess Young and Xann Palmer and their children. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 16, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating and her nephew, Pastor Mark Jarvis, assisting. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family requests that donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387; or St. Andrew United Methodist Church Kitchen Fund, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.

ROY E. DAY Roy E. Day, 85, of Idamay, formerly of St. Albans, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Bencroft, Neb., on February 24, 1927, son of the late George James and Mable F. Rose Day. On October 30, 1947, he married Lucille V. Boehm Day, who preceded him in death on May 8, 2011. Surviving are one son, Dr. Roy E. "Rick" Day, D.D.S. and his wife, Linda, of Morgantown, Rebecca J. DePolo and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Frank J. DePolo, of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Karen Day Moscufo and her husband, Gino, of Idamay; nine grandchildren, Philip DePolo, Jonathan DePolo, Heather DePolo, Giovanni "Joe" Moscufo IV, Michael Aaron Moscufo, Gina Marie Moscufo Rodgers and her husband, Dan, Jason Day, Rachael Day Turak and Matthew B. Day; 14 greatgrandchildren, Giovanni Moscufo V, Alec Nathan Moscufo, Anna Marie Moscufo, Sarah Michael Moscufo, Cierra Jo Moscufo, Belen Turak, Gabriel Turak, Nathan Day, Steven Day, Michael Day, Taren Day, Tyce Day, Danny Rodgers and Nate Rodgers; and four sisters, Marie Day Breitbarth of Pender, Neb., Edith Day Appleton of Tekamah, Neb., Joyce Day Maryott of South Sioux, Neb., Geroldine Day Stansberry of Walt Hill, Neb. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Day; one sister, Margret Day Huber Johnson. Mr. Day was a member of the St. Albans Assembly of God, where he donated his time to take care of the church lawn and the lawns of the widows, and was the church bus driver. He was a


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Page 11 –Tuesday,May 22,2012 farmer, meat cutter and school bus driver for the Kanawha County Board of Education. He was the primary caregiver for his wife for 11 years. He was an avid hunter, and never knew a stranger. A graveside service was held at the mausoleum in Shinnston Masonic Cemetery on Saturday, May 12, with the Rev. Dr. Frank J. DePolo officiating. Memorial donations may be sent to Fairmont Hospice, 1406 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. Perine Funeral Home was honored to serve the Day family.

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MARIE JOSEPHINE GUTHRIE Marie Josephine Guthrie 86, of St. Albans, WV passed away on

MYRTLE MARIE ESTEP Myrtle Marie Estep, 94, of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away May 7, 2012, in Putnam Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband George Estep and parents Riley and Maggie Burnes Phelps. She is survived by son Paul Winkler and his wife Ruth; four grandchildren; nephew William "Bill" Phelps; nieces Dorthy Rowsey, Betty Hinkle and Betty J. Clark; and a special friend Wes Reed. Graveside services were held in Terry Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Putnam Care and Rehabilitation staff for their wonderful love and support. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, assisted the family

CARROLL DUANE GARNES Carroll Duane Garnes, 69, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012, on his wedding anniversary, at CAMC Memorial Division. He was born December 30, 1942, in Liberty to the late Claude Marvin and Mary Jefferies Garnes. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Don, Doc, Junior and Dwight Garnes. Carroll retired from Union Carbide Corporation as an electrician inspector, and then retired from Karvener Processing, Elkview as a cost estimator. He was also a specialized foster father for 15 years. Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Nora Opal McCormick Garnes; son, C. Duane Garnes Jr., and daughter, Latasha Leeann Garnes, both of Liberty; stepson, Michael Carney of St. Albans; sisters, Tilly (Marcus) Harrison of Liberty and Stella (Paul) Tobia of Tornado; brother, Keith (Jean) Garnes of Cross Lanes; and several nieces, nephews, family and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Friday, May 11, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Woody Willard and Pastor Wayne Hooper officiating. Burial followed in Emma Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Liberty.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV. She was born on August 14, 1925 to the late Andrew and Maymie Stephenson Guthrie. Marie was a retired LPN and had worked several years with CAMC Memorial Division. She was a volunteer at the hospital and spent many hours there after her retirement. She was a graduate of St. Albans High School and attended nursing school. Marie served as a member of the Eastern Star. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Donald and Charles Guthrie. She is survived by her sister, Linda A. Snyder Cook, of Piketon, OH; two brothers and sister-inlaws, Crittened L. (Annalee) Guthrie and William L. (Evelyn) Guthrie, all of St. Albans, WV; 14 nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26 at Bethany Baptist Church, 2504 Grant Avenue, St. Albans, WV with Pastor Tim Campbell officiating. The family request donations made to: American Heart Association 162 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

WILLIAM W. JOHNSON William W. Johnson, 81, a lifetime resident of Lick Creek, Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Hubbard House West in South Charleston after a long battle with Parkinson's. He retired from ACF Industries in Huntington after 32 years of service. He enjoyed spending his retirement hunting, fishing and spending time with his family at the family camp in Durbin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Alta Johnson; stepmother, Rosetta John-

son; brother, Lee Johnson; sister, Ina Thornton; stepsister, Patsy Adkins. He is survived by Faye, his wife of 61 years; son, Phil (Rosie) Johnson; daughters, Karen Racer, and Pam (Richard) Harper; stepbrother, David Chaney, all of Hurricane; stepsister, Vada Absire of Hamlin. He is also survived by five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and his beloved dog, Daisy. Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home with Elder Harold Johnson and Elder Lewis Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The family requests that donations are given to the Hubbard Hospice House. Online condolences may be made at www.allenfuneralhomewv.com.

DONALD JOE LARCH Donald Joe Larch of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Hospital with his family, whom he loved dearly, by his side. Don was born in Elkview, and was a son of the late Sinclair and Jina Larch. Don was retired from Union Carbide, where he worked as a master electrician. He served his country in both World War II and the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Navy, and was a member of Grace Baptist Temple, where he served as a deacon. Don was also a member of American Legion Post No. 73, St. Albans. Don is survived by his loving wife, Garnet Layton Larch; his daughter, Dreama Huneycutt and her husband, Robert, of St. Albans; his granddaughters, Heather Adkins and her fiancé, Kerry Carlson, of St. Albans, and Lori Newhouse and her fiancé, Thomas Fitzgerald, of St. Albans; his three great-grandchildren, Sierra Adkins, Michelle Adkins, and Landon Mains; and his sister, Betty Hinzeman of Ripley; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 15, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor Brian Dean and Pastor David Pence officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. To share a memory of Donald, or to express condolences, please visit www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.

PHYLLIS MAY HAYES LETT Mrs. Phyllis May Hayes Lett, 55, of Poca went home to be with the Lord on May 13, 2012, at home. Phyllis was a disabled construction worker and a member of the Steel Workers Union. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynden Lett; father, Dallas Hayes; and mother, Patricia Lees. She is survived by her daugh-

The Putnam Standard ter, Krista and husband, Brian Williams; stepmother, Lula Bell Hayes; sister, Diana and husband, Joe Fisher; brothers, Randy and Michael Hayes; half-brothers, David and Arnie Hayes; three grandchildren, Nikki Dawn Jones, Tessa Dawn Buckner and Skylar Dawn Orcutt; great-grandchild, Addisyn Aaliya Dawn France; step-grandchildren, Brian Scott Williams II and Allicyn Garris; companion, Jim Carr; best friend, Sherry Surface; nephews, Justin Fisher and Dallas Hayes; and niece, Chelsey Hayes. A tribute to the life of Phyllis was held Wednesday, May 16, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens and Crematorium, Red House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Lett family.

MARY BETH (BALL) LIGHTNER Mary Beth (Ball) Lightner of St. Albans, formerly of Monclo, Logan County, passed away May 13, 2012, at the age of 62, after a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Lightner; her daughter, Leslie; son-in-law, James Perdue; and grandsons, Jaden and Austin. Also her son, Brandon; daughter-in-law, Betsy Lightner; and grandchildren, Cameron and Alyssa. She is also survived by her sister, Christa Bias; brother-in-law, Rex Bias; niece, Jennifer Bryant; and nephew, Christopher Bias. She is also survived by her brother, Jack Brent Ball; sister-in-law, Becky; and nephews, Nicholas, Tyler and Lucas. A memorial service was held at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca on Wednesday May 16. The family asks that, per Mary Beth's request, donations are sent to autismspeaks.org/ways, or call 1-888-288-4762. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Lightner family.

SIDNEY "SID" LISLE LINVILLE Sidney "Sid" Lisle Linville, 76, of Hurricane passed away May 10, 2012, at CAMC Memorial, Charleston. He was born December 28, 1935, to the late Roy and Donnie Adkins Linville in Cameo, Boone County. He was also preceded in death by his son, Randy; siblings, Ora Wolford, Linda Madden, Jean Burch, Carlleal Linville and Nancy Williams; and daughterin-law, Robin Linville. Sid was employed by Putnam County Board of Education for 42 years. He graduated from Morris Harvey College/University of

Charleston with a bachelor's degree, and Marshall University with several master's degrees. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, Teays Valley. Sid also served his country with the U.S. Army. Sid is survived by his wife, Connie; children, Jon Linville of Long Key, Fla., Scott Linville of Winfield, Greg Mullens and Mindy of Lavalette and Gina Henry and Sonny of Buffalo; siblings, Peggy Madden, Ruth Madden and Buddy Linville, all of Lincoln County; his grandchildren, Phillip Linville, Michelle Frazee, Shane Linville, Jerri Lynn Gatewood, Breana Linville, Miranda Linville, Dana Linville, Haley Linville, Taylor Linville, Kyler Henry, Tanner Henry, Sarah Mullens, Kelsey Christian, Gracen Mullens and Justin Linville, Courtney Linville and Zach Linville with their mother, Beki Linville; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Sid were held at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Dr. Martin Hallet and Pastor Abb Fry of Georgia officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Military honors were provided by the James Marshall American Legion Post 187, Winfield. The family would like donations made to the American Heart Association, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence or memory may do so at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was honored to handle Sid's arrangements.

MAXINE JUSTICE LITTLE Maxine Justice Little of Hurricane was born January 10, 1927. Maxine began the next phase of eternal life on May 16, 2011. She was preceded by her husband of 50 years, Charles E. Little; her parents; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her brother, James Justice; son, Charles E. Little II; grandsons, Parker, Shelby (Lindsey) and Taylor Little; granddaughter, Tabor; greatgrandsons, Levi and Theodore; and many nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of West Virginia, Maxine had a long career in the banking industry in Charleston and, finally, Teays Valley. All who knew her miss her. She was the absolute model of unconditional love.

BRENDA KAY NAPIER Brenda Kay Napier, 59, of St. Albans died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at home. She was a 1971 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, and was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church, Red House. Brenda was employed by CAMC, and had worked in the


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The Putnam Standard medical field for over 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen Byus; and brother, Charles "Chuck" Byus. Surviving are her daughter, Amanda Napier of St. Albans; sisters, Vicki Lynn Miller (Bill) of Charleston and Jean Ann Lewis (David) of Cross Lanes; grandson, Dwayne Jeffery Bays; nieces, Brandi Westfall, Heather Hanna, Christina Boland, Sara Lyons; great-nephews, Andrew, Will and Joel; and great-nieces, Christina and Makayla. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17 at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with Pastor Michael Hanna officiating. Burial followed in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Pocatalico.

LARRY JOSEPH OTTENI Larry Joseph Otteni, born September 23, 1944, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2012. He is survived by wife, Patricia Otteni; two sons, Larry Otteni Jr. and Ronald Otteni; one daughter, Melanie Glasford; two daughters-in-law, Shawn Otteni and Nydia Otteni; one son-inlaw, Tony Glasford; three brothers, Allen, David and Richard Otteni; 18 grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. Although he will be missed, he is no longer in pain and is now reunited with his mother and grandson, Tyler. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. Donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311; or the American Cancer Society. Information provided by Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, WV.

RICHARD LEE PAULEY Richard Lee Pauley, 44, of Winfield, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his home. He was preceded in death by

his father, Ray Pauley; uncle, Jeff Pauley; aunt, Judy Pauley Smith; and niece, Aubrey Pauley. Rich was a caring man who loved his family dearly, and to whom he would lend a helping hand whenever he could. He thoroughly enjoyed camping, music, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and his three Jack Russell terriers, Dodger Lee, Rocky and Lily. He was a 1985 graduate of St. Albans High School, and was employed by Dodrill Heating and Cooling as an accomplished senior service technician. He thoroughly enjoyed his work in the HVAC profession. Rich will be forever missed and loved by family and friends. Surviving are his wife, Laura; his mother, Sue Pauley of St. Albans; his brothers, Gary (Tina), David (Tammi), Ronnie (Michelle) and Jamie (Donna) Pauley, all of St. Albans; and nieces and nephews, Carolyn Harper, Jessica, Marissa, Brittany, Anthony, JJ and Gary Ray Pauley. Also surviving are his stepson, Jason (Kelli) Cleek and their children, Kayleigh, Tyler and Cameron, all of Culloden; stepdaughter, Karrie ( Jimmie) Sowders and their children, JD and Bella Sowders, all of Winfield; and too many other family members to mention who were a part of his life. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Doris Walls officiating. Burial followed in Pauley Family Cemetery, St. Albans. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com.

EVA MAE SUMMERS Eva Mae Summers, 87, of Cross Lanes passed away May 13, 2012, of heart failure. She had also fought a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. In 1942, Eva graduated from Poca High School, where she was a cheerleader. After graduation she worked in Kanawha

City at Lilly's Drug Store, where she met her future husband. She sold Avon, and collected and traded various collectibles and antiques. She loved having and attending yard sales. She was an avid reader, particularly books on history and politics. She was happiest when she was with friends and family or working on a political campaign. She had a warm and gracious spirit that made everyone want to stop in for a visit. After raising her daughters, she was instrumental in raising her grandchildren, who knew her as "Meme." Eva attended Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Kanawha County Democratic Women. Eva was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert "Bob" Summers; parents, Walter and Carrie Legg; and sisters, Peg Dailey and Gert Echols of Bancroft, Josephine Caruthers of Poca and Ruth Mattea of Cross Lanes. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Barnes of Cross Lanes and Pam Summers of South Charleston; grandchildren, Robert Barnes (Annemarie) of Dunbar and Malinda Barnes Kyrkos (Vassili) of New York City, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Althea Maria and Robert Francis; sister, Alice Legg of Cross Lanes; a host of nieces and nephews; and her very special friends, Tammy Ryan, Amanda Hermann and Samantha Chaney. We appreciate the excellent care we received from Thomas Memorial Hospital's Critical Care Unit. A celebration of Eva's life was held at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 16. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens on Thursday, May 17. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Summers family.

Tuesday,May 22,2012 – Page 12 RONALD WILFORD TALKINGTON Ronald Wilford Talkington, 76, of St. Albans died May 3, 2012. He was the eldest child of the late Wilford Clayton and Evelyn Francis Talkington of Clarksburg. His three siblings preceded him in death: Francis Elaine Bostic and Barry Clayton and James Dale Talkington. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Courtney Ann Wheeler Burks Talkington. Also surviving are his three children, Steven, Cheryl and Andrew Talkington; his grandchildren, Anthony, Garrett, Samuel, Luke, David, Sophie, and John. In addition, Ron had an extended family of four stepchildren, Ross Burks, Mark Burks, Kimberly Rymer, and Deborah Burks, and their respective families. He graduated from Washington Irving High School in Clarksburg. An advocate of higher education, he received degrees from West Virginia Wesleyan, Northwestern Garrett Theological Seminary and Yale University. He was an ordained minister for the United Methodist Conference, fulfilling many appointments throughout West Virginia, and a special appointment to the staff of the Ecumenical Institute in Chicago, Ill. From 1976 until his retirement, he worked in mental health as a clinician or administrator. The majority of his career was spent within the Shawnee Hills Community Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center, Inc. He was the CEO of Seneca Mental Health, Inc. in Summersville, administrator of the mental health unit at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg. His last 14 years of employment were as a counselor in Threshold, a residential substance abuse treatment program within Shawnee Hills. Ron loved living life! The family sends special thanks to John MacCallum, M.D., Bashir Sankari, M.D. and staff, Amedysis, Dave Gurley and his students, and everyone at Hubbard Hospice House West. A memorial service will be held

at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Hansford Senior Center in St. Albans.

ROY C. "Whitey" WHITE II Roy C. "Whitey" White II, 79, of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. He was born November 28, 1932, in Charleston to the late Roy C. Sr. and Jessie Brown White. Roy was retired from Union Carbide Corporation, Tech Center with 35 years of service. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, and he was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1951. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Troops 146 and 6, St. Albans. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a paratrooper. He was an avid woodworker, and was a member of the Valley Woodworkers of West Virginia. He also loved history. Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Millie Grogg White; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy C. White III and Nancy of St. Albans and Jon G. White and Melissa of Charleston; and sister, Joanne Rudisill and her daughters, Kim and Kay, of Columbus, Ohio. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Sarah, Cole and Liam. Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Paul Romine officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans with military honors. The family suggests donations are made to First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 201 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177; or Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 A MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309. Online condolences may be made at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

Annual Pasture Walk to Highlight NRCS Grazing Strategies on May 30th The WVU Extension Service and the WV Natural Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a “pasture walk” at the farm of NRCS Soil Conservationist’s Luke Hunter on Wednesday, May 30th from 10:00 AM to noon. We will examine Hunter’s rotational grazing system which can save farmers time and money. By better

management of his grasses (longer rest periods) and cattle (proper stocking density), Hunter is able to improve overall pasture productivity. Longer rest periods increase plant root mass and thereby improves utilization of soil nutrients. Rotational grazing benefits the land, restores soil health and dramatically reduces runoff and ero-

sion. The net result is more profitable and productive pastures— and better water quality downstream. Overall feed costs are reduced. Directions to the Hunter farm: from I-77 exit 138 turn East on Rt. 33 toward Spencer proceed to the main intersection of Route 33 and Route 21 in downtown Ripley. Go north on Rt. 21

approximately 0.5 mile from intersection to County Route 21/22 Sycamore Creek Road, turn east (right); go exactly 2.0 miles farm on the right; big red barn with concrete silo. For further questions contact the WVU Extension Service Offices (John David Johnson in Jackson County (304)-372-8199 or Chuck Talbott in Putnam County

(304)- 586-0217). Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital status.


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