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(From left) Caleb Kennedy, George Hamrick, Homer Hickam, Samantha Parkins, and teacher Tiffani Smith; not pictured: Cody Bailey

Poca students participate in national Expo POCA -- Four members of the Poca High School Chapter of the Science National Honor Society operated a booth at the second USA Science & Engineering Expo held in Washington, DC., recently. Along with their teachers Tiffani Smith and Maureen Miller, Cody Bailey, George Hamrick, Caleb Kennedy, and Samantha Parkins represented Poca High at the Expo which featured over 3,000 exhibits and 40 authors. The teachers were awarded a grant to cover the expenses for operating the booth through NASA. Their exhibit featured WVest Virginia State emblems such as a black bear pelt, rhododendron plant and apple butter that enabled visitors to experience West Virginia through their senses. Participants met well-known scientists such as Bill Nye the Science Guy, West Virginia scientist and author Homer Hickam, and Adam and Jamie from the TV show "Mythbusters".

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Board of Education, Supreme Court sign agreement West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Robin Jean Davis signs a memorandum of understanding with the Putnam County Board of Education Monday, while board members look on. The memorandum sets in motion a partnership between the county and the court to create a truancy probation officer position for the county. The officer will have the full authority of the court to enforce court orders and will be employed by the court. The officer will be a court employee, but the county will reimburse the state for the cost. Officials expect to have an officer on the job by July. Photo by David Payne Sr.

Fire Board seeks to increase Fire Service Fee By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – For the second time in the past year the Putnam County Fire Board is asking the Putnam County Commission to raise the county's fire service fee. Fire Chiefs from throughout Putnam County appeared at the

Commission's Tuesday, May 22, meeting and asked for an increase that was roughly half of what they asked for last year when they approached the Commission. Last year, after debate and a public hearing on the proposed increase the Commission did not approve the increase. Putnam County Commis-

sioner Steve Andes, who also serves on the Fire Board, said at Tuesday's meeting that the need for an increase is now even more apparent than it was last year. “The bottom line is that we need an increase and we need it quick,” Andes said, noting that costs have continued to rise for everything that the fire depart-

ments need to operate from gasoline to replacement parts and equipment. Tim McCoy of the Bancroft Volunteer Fire Department outlined the latest request on behalf of the Fire Board. The proposed rates are based on the size of a structure. For SEE FEE ON PAGE 3


Page 2 – May 21-25, 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, 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.

Community Calendar To register call 304-757-9222. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. just east of exit 40 off I-64.

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

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.

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 be available and kids can meet Dudley the Dinosaur! Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling the

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.

office below or phoning toll free: 1-87-SMILE-WIDE and selecting the office nearest you. Additional information can be found on our website: Date and local location: July 9, 2012 - Teays Valley 304201-7645

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.

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.

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

Free Scrapbooking Classes Free Scrapbooking classes “On a Budget” are held at Hometown Senior Center every Monday & Thursday at 10 a.m. For more in-

The Putnam Standard formation, 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 concessions 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 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.

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.

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FEE FROM PAGE 1 residential homes up to 2,500 square feet the current fire service fee is $25 and under the proposed increase would go up to $37.50 a year. For residential homes 2,501 square feet and over the proposal would raise the fire service fee from $30 to $45 a year. Last year, the Fire Board asked for the fire service fees to double. “When we met previously and asked for additional fees we heard what you and the public had to say,” McCoy said. “We took that into consideration and the amount we are asking for now is less.” McCoy said that since the fire service fee was implemented in 1986 it has not been increased. Since that time, however, costs have continued to rise each year. “It is not keeping pace with our expenses,” McCoy said. “The Fire Board cannot continue to run at a deficit. This (proposed increase) will allow us to pay the bills.” Overall, the proposed fee increases would bring the Fire Board an estimated $1.1 million a year. Currently, the fire service fees bring in $700,000 a year. Winfield Mayor Randy Barnett said that he and Winfield City Council support the most recent proposed increase in the fire service fee. Likewise, Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards spoke in favor of the increase at the May 22 Commission meeting. “Sometimes things have to happen and this is one of those times,” Edwards said. “In order for the Fire Board to pay the bills something has to happen.” Edwards also reminded those in the crowd that the county's eight fire departments do not simply respond to fires, they also respond to car wrecks and other accidents. At the same time fees on residential property would go up by 50 percent under the proposal, commercial property would also see their fire service fees increase.

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For commercial property under 2,500 square feet the fire service fee would increase from $50 to $75 a year, while for commercial property 2,501 to 3,750 square feet the fee would increase from $100 to $150. Commercial property fees would continue to escalate based on the size of a structure until they top out at buildings larger than 20,001 square feet. For those size commercial buildings the rate would increase from $750 to $1,125 a year. Gary Young of G&G Builders questioned the size of the proposed fire fee increases and also questioned why buildings that contained sprinkler systems and other fire retarding equipment were treated the same as buildings that did not contain such equipment. Young added that there remained many unanswered

questions regarding the proposed fee increase and said such a complex issue needed more evaluation. Another local businessman, Glenn Yeager, said that the Fire Board and local fire departments needed to more fully explore other sources of revenue such as grants, in order to prevent a situation where they are asking local residents and businesses to pay more in fees every few years. Andes said that the Fire Board is encouraging the departments to do that very thing and added that Bancroft has been very successful in the past year in securing grants. Andes said that the Fire Board is also stepping up action to target those who have not paid their fire service fees. He said that there are approximately $104,000 in uncollected

fire service fees due to the Fire Board from commercial properties within the county. He said that the Fire Board is exploring all legal actions it has to collect those fees. “We are looking at everything we can do to save money,” Andes said. “But the bottom line is that the Fire Board spends more than it takes in and we cannot continue to do that. We need a decision made. We put it off last year and we are suffering. We need to do something.” Commissioners did not act on the proposed rate increases on Tuesday, instead scheduling a public meeting for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, to allow everyone who wanted to comment on the issue the chance to do so. Commissioner Joe Haynes called the latest rate request from the Fire Board “more reasonable” than the one presented last year but added that he wanted to give people interested in commenting on the proposal time on June 14 to do so. Last year, Haynes, and fellow Commissioner Gary Tillis opposed raising the fire service fee. In other news at the May 22 meeting, commissioners approved a resolution honoring Billy Gibson, Bobby Young and Nathan Young for actions they took on Election Day, May 8, to

May 21-25, 2012 – Page 3 clear a tree that had fallen across the road, blocking voter access to precinct 31 on Hurricane Creek Road. The three men cleared the tree from the road, allowing voters to continue to vote at Bethel Baptist Church. In other news at the May 22 meeting, Commissioner Andes said that he would like the county to explore the possibility of adding at ATM at the courthouse to make it more convenient for people to make payments. County Project Manager Dusty Hurley was appointed to investigate the pros and cons and possible procedure for adding an ATM at the courthouse. Also at the May 22 meeting commissioners approved Community Partnership Grant Reimbursement requests of $4,000 for the county extension service for 4-H supplies, and $2,000 for Buffalo Little League. Commissioners also approved a payment request of $5,011 to Central Glass for windows for the Sheriff's Department. There will be a special meeting of the Putnam County Commission at 8:30 a.m. on June 7 to hear final budget revisions for the fiscal year. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission will be on June 12 at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Winfield.

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Annual Vandalia Gathering this weekend at state capitol CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites the public to celebrate the traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts and food of West Virginia on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, 2012, at the Culture Center and State Capitol Complex grounds during the 36th annual Vandalia Gathering. The family-friendly event is free, and everyone is welcome. The three-day festival, named for the proposed 14th colony, annually draws thousands of visitors from across the country to hear West Virginia musicians playing old-time fiddles, bluegrass banjos, mandolins and lap dulcimers. They also enjoy contests to determine the best musicians, liars and premier pound-cake and cupcake bakers. Dancing ranging from ethnic to traditional square dancing in the Great Hall of the Culture Center will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The outdoor flatfoot and clogging dance stage will have bands and callers on hand from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Spectators are encouraged to jump in and kick up their heels. More than 40 craftspeople, including potters, quilters, woodworkers, jewelers, instrument makers and stained glass artists,

as well as photographers, weavers, fabric artists, and a host of others will sell their wares from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday around the fountain on the north side of the Capitol. Salsa, honey and other food items also will be available, along with vendors offering native West Virginia plants and other garden treasures. The festival offers a unique sampling of traditional and ethnic foods, including such favorites as roasted corn, hot dogs, hamburgers, beef BBQs, pulled pork sandwiches, Greek specialties, German sausage sandwiches, funnel cakes, homemade cobblers, strawberry shortcake and much more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The 2012 Vandalia Gathering gets under way at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, with an awards presentation for quilt and wall-hanging winners, and the Vandalia Award, the state’s highest folklife honor. A concert with some of the state’s favorite musicians and storytellers will follow in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater of the Culture Center. This year’s concert will feature instructors and students of Allegheny Echoes and the Augusta Heritage Center as well as pay tribute to West Virginia natives Rush Butcher and Everett Lilly.

Butcher, a Braxton County native who along with the wife taught and promoted international folk dance in West Virginia for more than 50 years, died Feb. 25, 2012. Raleigh County native Lilly and his brother “B” took authentic mountain and bluegrass music to audiences in New England and Japan during the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Everett Lilly died on May 8, 2012. Music contests on Saturday include old-time fiddle, bluegrass banjo and mandolin. The oldtime banjo, lap dulcimer and flat-pick guitar, as well as the Liars Contest comprise the Sunday contests. The Vandalia Gathering offers plenty of other opportunities for hearing traditional music as impromptu jam sessions spring up under shade trees all over the grounds. Competitions for the best pound cake and best cupcake are scheduled for Saturday. Registration for the contests is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with judging set to begin at 1 p.m. on the plaza deck of the Culture Center. The popular outdoor OldTime-for-Young-’Uns area features traditional hands-on fun and games for all ages from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The WVU/Jackson’s Mill Center for Lifelong Learning and State 4-H

Camp will have a farm wagon and docents dressed in 1800sstyle clothing demonstrating candle making, shelling and grinding corn, woodworking, blacksmithing, domestic activities, folk toys, games, and more. Three Rivers Avian Center, a rehabilitation center and shelter for injured and endangered wild birds in Brooks, W.Va., will demonstrate on both days. The West Virginia Storytellers Guild can be heard at the Young-’Uns booth on Saturday. More children’s activities, including puzzles, games, Appalachian toys, and West Virginia documentaries, will be offered in the museum education room at the Culture Center. The Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater will showcase the West Virginia Storytellers Guild beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday as well as four musicians in concert from 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, visitors in the theater can hear the Liars Contest, which begins at 1 p.m. A 6:30 p.m. Saturday concert in the State Theater will feature the sounds of such West Virginia groups as Buck and Company Bluegrass Band, Jim Costa, Frank George with Poteen, Lester McCumbers, Terry Vaughan and the Samples Brothers. An hour-long gospel sing fea-

turing Angie Richardson of Charleston begins at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on the plaza deck. The festival will wrap up on Sunday with a finale concert at 4 p.m. showcasing the talents of Richardson, Bare Bones, United Gospel Singers and Flying Colors. In the Great Hall, the Quilts and Wall Hangings 2012 exhibition decorates the white marble walls in brilliant color and visual splendor with exquisite quilts representing the talents of West Virginia quilt-makers. Also on display at the Culture Center is The Chemical Valley: West Virginia’s Gift to the World, featuring the contributions and developments made by the manufacturing and chemical industries of West Virginia; the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2011 exhibit featuring 17 award-winning contemporary pieces of art; the West Virginia’s First Ladies doll exhibit and Treasures of West Virginia’s Governors. The State Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and the State Museum Shop is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May, 25; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26; and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. For more information about the festival and access the link for events.

‘Business Fundamentals’ workshop to be offered June 12 CHARLESTON — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon,

Tuesday, June 12, in Charleston. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Develop-

May Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to ALL Alexander Bailey – May 28th Ethan Bailey – May 28th Bea Shumaker – 90 years young, May 28th Verna Smith – May 29th Carolyn Smith – May 29th Joyce Jimison – May 29th Jean Morris – May 29th Susan Maslowski Laura Moul Matthew McCloud Leona Noffsinger If you - or someone you know Linda Painter will be celebratrating a birthday William Priddy in the coming months... Charlotte Queen Call 304-743-6731 and give us Lora Ramsey their name - OR just email the Lillian Reilly information to Scarlett Skaggs Teresa Souders

ment Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time. Hosted by Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College, the workshop will be held in the Schoenbaum Family Enrich-

ment Center, 1701 Fifth Avenue, Charleston. To register, call Dreama Wolfingbarger at (304) 957-2083 or email Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Three Step Jump Start helps

entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website, Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for start-ups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.

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May 21-25, 2012 – Page 5

New Memory Garden for pets opens at Red House By Jack Bailey

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

(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 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 of mouth has spread and lots are being presold, said Betty Lett, general manager. Currently, a special is being offered, 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 construc-

tion 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

Local students named to Dean’s List at Wesleyan SUBMITTED ARTICLE BUCKHANNON -- The following area residents were named to the 2012 spring semester Dean's List at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Lauren Panaro of Hurricane. Jade Smith of Hurricane. Ashley Young of Hurricane. Kyra Waugh of Nitro. Allene Conner of Winfield. Kelsey Tolley of Scott Depot.

Massage class to be offered at Valley Park Licensed Massage Therapist Amanda Edwards will be offering a massage class at Valley Park. In six weeks ,earn simple massage techniques that you can use on yourself or loved ones that relax the body and calm the mind. Focus on different areas of the body and techniques. Classes begin Monday, May 28, (7:30 – 8:30 p.m.) and will be held in the Commons at Valley (Wave Pool) Park. Cost is $20 per class. Register no later than May 25. Call Amanda to register at 304743-1810.

Wesleyan's Dean's List requires students to earn a grade point average of 3.5 – 3.9 in 12 or more semester hours. Founded in 1890, West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private residential college located in Buck-

hannon. The College offers 43 majors and graduate programs in athletic training, business, education, English, and nursing. Nine Wesleyan students have been selected as U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholars.

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Keep your eyes open this Fishing Season

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

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-threatening, 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 single 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

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AARP, SBA team up to encourage entrepreneurship SUBMITTED ARTICLE WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are launching a strategic alliance to provide counseling and training to entrepreneurs over the age of 50 who want to start or grow a small business. Through SBA’s online training courses and its nationwide network of business mentors and counselors, the two organizations expect to train 100,000 “encore entrepreneurs,” men and women over 50 who are starting or running a small business. “No matter what your age, if

you have an idea or a business that’s ready to move to the next level, the SBA wants to make sure you have access to the tools you need to start and grow,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “We know that working side-by-side with AARP, we will be able to reach baby boomers and Americans over the age of 50 who have years of professional experience working for others and are ideally positioned to step out and become their own boss. And, in doing so, they will become job creators and drivers of economic growth in their communities.”

SBA has set up a dedicated web page Americans over the age of 50 featuring: an online self-assessment tool that will help potential small business owners understand their readiness for starting a business as well as information to help with business planning, shaping a winning business idea, professional counseling, financial services and information to find local resources in your area. This web page can be found at: SBA and AARP also will jointly

develop and host a customized online course, self-assessment, and webinar series for older entrepreneurs. SBA already offers a suite of online courses for people who want to start and grow their business. To take a course, go to under “online courses.” Course topics include start-up basics, finance strategies, marketing tactics, overseas trade, and more. For more than 70 million Americans over 50, business ownership is a practical option. It can be a second career or a chance to leverage life experi-

ences into an interesting and financially practical “encore” career. “Many baby boomers are working beyond retirement age and choosing to stay active and engaged in the workforce,” Mills said. “For many older entrepreneurs, starting a small business can be an opportunity to transform a lifetime hobby or interest or years of professional experience into a lucrative line of work.” For more information on SBA’s programs and services, please visit

Law firm to host two webinars for area businesses HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen has announced the details of two webinars for business the firm will host on May 24 and May 30. On May 24, the firm will host a webinar titled "Nuts and Bolts Settlements in Employment Cases." On May 30, the firm will host a webinar titled "Supply Chain Risks and the Foreign Supplier." Both seminars are scheduled

for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the firm's Huntington office, located at 611 Third Ave. The webinars are free, open to the business community. Guests may register at nts or by contacting Tasha Viglianco at 304-691-8474. Nuts and Bolts of Settlements in Employment Cases This presentation will educate employers and their counsel on

how settlements in employment cases can be structured and how agreements must be structured to best protect the eminterest. ployer/defendant's Executives, Risk Managers, Human Resource professionals and other managers responsible for developing and executing settlement proposals will benefit from this presentation. Supply Chain Risks and the Foreign Supplier

This session focuses on the risks and challenges imposed by the growing use of foreign suppliers as impacted by the recent Supreme Court decision on jurisdiction over foreign companies. The Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown case has brought to the forefront the risks inherent in the foreign components of the supply chain. This one-hour program will look at the foreign

supply chain and the current issues in the courts and in the media. The seminars are presented by the USLAW NETWORK,a national organization of 66 independent member firms covering 47 states, Canada and Latin America with over 5,000 attorneys in over 150 office locations. For more information, visit



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

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

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

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 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 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

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


Page 9 – May 21-25, 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 Perine Funeral Home was honored to serve the Day family.

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.

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

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

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 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, or call 1-888-288-4762. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 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 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


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 Bur-

dette 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

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

May 21-25, 2012 – Page 10 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. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Summers family.

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


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