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Spaghetti Luncheon Fundraiser for an Eagle Scout

A Heavenly Experience

The Knights of Columbus Council #9483 are assisting Eagle Scout Patrick Thomas with a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help raise monies for his Eagle Scout project. The project is construction of a new kiosk at the Eleanor County Park. The spaghetti dinner will be held June 2nd at 11:45 in the Multi-Purpose room at the Catholic Church of the Ascension on Hickory Mills Rd. The menu consists of spaghetti w/ sauce, salad, garlic bread, and assorted desserts. The prices are $8.00 for adult and $5.00 for child and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the funding of Mr. Thomas' Eagle Scout Project. The knights are preparing the food while Mr. Thomas and his friends & family serve the food to those who purchased tickets. If you are interested in attending and would like to purchase tickets, please contact Daniel Bonnett at (304)400-3595 to RSVP, so that enough food can be prepared!!!

RED HOUSE - Peace, hope and love flew over Haven of Rest Memorial Day Weekend. A presence unlike any other overtook the atmosphere as three white doves soared over cemetery grounds. Smiles and tears of joy covered the faces of children and parents. Under blue skies and a bright sun, families gathered to honor lost loved ones. Children held balloons and American Flags while Manager Betty Lett described the essence of the first-ever event. “The dove symbolizes peace and hope,” she said. “We chose three doves to symbolize the unity among the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” Lett continued, “We do this for our families to help them cope with life in general and the losses they’ve experienced.”

After speaking to the crowd, she and co-worker Sarah Clevenger carried a white, heartshaped basket toward the center of the property. With a short prayer, the two women opened the basket. Three angelic birds burst out, racing toward the clouds. The doves stayed together in their flight, circling over lost loved ones for more than five minutes. The birds never strayed from one another. After their short journey in the sky, the doves flew toward the sun and disappeared into the horizon. Rock Branch resident Danielle Burford stood in awe with her daughter Kathryn.

By Justin Waybright

Peace, hope and love - Haven of Rest release three white doves during a special Memorial Weekend event. Photo by Justin Waybright. SEE EXPERIENCE ON PAGE 8

Putnam County 4-H’ers Pledge Their “Hands for Larger Service” By Justin Waybright

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

As we say in 4-H, “I pledge by my hands to larger service,” on Sunday, May 5, 12 Putnam 4-H’ers, leaders, and parents from the Trailblazers 4-H Club got their hands dirty at Hometown Community Park. The park, which was greatly affected by the big storm in July

Pictured above, the 4-H members stand and show off their hard work from the May 5th afternoon. Row one, left to right: Alexis Stover, Lily Byars, Lily Smith, Jack Byars, and Luke Smith. Row two: Mandy Smith, and Lainey Smith.

of 2012, received a bit of a makeover where the Hometown Park sign awaits to be put back into place. The flower garden, which is comprised of petunias, marigolds, and a couple of shrubs were arranged and planted by the 4-H’ers and then topped off with mulch which was donated from Valley Cash Feed in Nitro.


Page 2 –Thursday,May 30,2013 Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.

Attention: Effective July 8, 2013, and until further publicized, Hurricane Water Board meetings are scheduled 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Hurricane Sanitary/Water Pollution Control Board meetings are scheduled 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Annual Coastal Tank Lines Picnic The annual Coastal Tank Lines picnic will be held Sunday, June 9, 2013, beginning at Noon, at the Eleanor Town Park, Eleanor, located on Route 62. All Coastal families are invited to attend. Call 586-9757 if you have questions.

Kanawha State Forest to host WV Birthday Celebration Kanawha State Forest will host a West Virginia Birthday Celebration on Sunday, June 16, at 3 p.m. with special music by the “Kanawha Valley Community Band” under the direction of Robert M. Leighty. The event will be held at the swimming pool area (close to the parking lot). Bring your own lawn chair and a picnic. No charge – but donations are appreciated. West Virginia Birthday Cake will be provided. Sponsored by Kanawha State Forest Foundation, the concert is dedicated to Charles E. “Chuck” Ellison and Lee C. McMillan. For more information, call 304-558-3500.

Community Calendar Hurricane VFW Auxiliary #9097

Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Post home, 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.

Eleanor City Council Meeting 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Town Hall. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

VBS at the Buffalo Church of God June 10-14, 6:30 - 8:45 PM Theme: SonWest Round-up Classes: Nursery - Middle School ages Pastor Jake Eldridge welcomes you.

Alzheimer Association Support Group Meeting first Wednesday of every month at 12:30 at Hometown Senior Center. This meeting is for the caregivers of the Alzheimer patients. This is a great opportunity for family members to get some information and support concerning your loved ones. Everything is confidential. Hometown Senior Center is located at 100 First Ave. N. in Hometown. If you need directions call 304586-2745. Please feel free to attend.

First Baptist Church of St. Albans to hold VBS The First Baptist Church of St. Albans invites children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at First Baptist Church of St. Albans, Sixth Ave. and Second St., from July 8-12 At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to stand strong, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for

evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale – a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:30 a.m. Kids at Kingdom Rock will join an international missions effort to share God’s love with children in Africa. Kingdom Rock is for kids from ages 4 to Sixth Grade and will run from 9 am to noon each day. For more information call 304727-4661 email or visit the church website at

New Hope Animal Rescue looking for new Members New Hope Animal Rescue (formerly the Putnam County Humane Society) meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at its thrift store, Paws and Shop, 2806 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane. NHAR is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue. The group is seeking new members, volunteers, foster homes or anyone who would like to help. Call 304562-0300 for more information.

Autoimmune Support Group An autoimmune support groups meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at noon. The meeting is held in the upper level of the September House located beside Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 850 Norway Avenue, Huntington. For additional information, call Carolyn Hopper at 781-7434 or Kimberly Marcum at 7364957.

Winfield Lions Club Meetings The Winfield Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information call 304-586-3732.

Rummage Sale and Hot Dog Sale Buffalo Church of God, Saturday, June 1, 7:30 - 3 PM – Rain or Shine!

Assistant Pastor & Youth Leader Needed

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.

Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane is looking to fill the following positions: Assistant Pastor and Youth Leader. Applicants for Assistant Pastor are required to have AG credentials. Youth leader applicants should have a Pentecostal/Spirit-filled

background. For more information, please call the church office at (304)562-3074 or email us at

Part-time Worship Leader Needed Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane is looking for a part-time Worship Leader. Applicants should have a Pentecostal/Spirit-filled background and be familiar with contemporary Christian music as well as traditional hymns. For more information, please call the church office at (304)562-3074 or contact us by email at

Hometown Lions Club Meetings The Hometown Lions Club meets at 6 p.m., every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 First Avenue, Hometown. For more information call 304586-2745.

American Legion Post 187 American Legion Post 187 meets at 7 p.m. at the Winfield Presbyterian Church, Ferry Street, Winfield – every first and third Thursday of the month.

Scott-Teays Lions Club Meetings Scott-Teays Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Broadmore Assisted Living, 4000 Outlook Drive, Teays Valley. For more information call 304-757-8599 or email

Caregiver Support Program The Family Caregiver Support Program offers support, training and relief to those providing fulltime caregiving for a loved one. Services include in-home respite and counseling. Putnam Aging, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and the Metro Area Agency on Aging sponsors the program. For more information, contact Sally Halstead, 304-562-9451.

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.

Bodyfit, Christian Fitness Fellowship Class Bodyfit, Christian Fitness Fellowship, have classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Arts in

The Putnam Standard Action, Hurricane. Contact certified fitness educator Joni Prince at 304-419-1193 or for more information.

Mothers of Preschoolers Meet on Wednesdays Mothers of Preschoolers meet from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. September through May. Meetings are held at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, behind Scott Teays Elementary School. For more information please call 304-757-7621.

Cub Scout Pack 586 Meetings Pack 586 Cub Scouts meet every week at the Eleanor First Baptist Church. For more information, please call Cub Master Rob Woods at 304-586-2685 or Glen Armstrong at 304-586-1157.

Story Hour Story Hour for children will be held at 10 a.m. at the Poca Branch of the Putnam County Public Library. Children can also meet for story hour at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo, Eleanor and Hurricane branches.

Food Pantry The Food Pantry at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship on Teays Valley Road is open from 911 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. For more information, call 304-757-9166.

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

Zumba Classes Zumba classes are held at the Teays Valley VFD – divisions are as follows: All levels at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Zumba Gold (Senior citizens/beginners) at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call Edith Bourne, instructor, at 304-881-7564 or email for more information.

Divorce Recovery Seminar & Support Group A divorce recovery seminar and support group, DivorceCare, meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 3653 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. For more information, call Roger Gibson at 562-0262 or the church at 757-8829.

Carter Reunion Descendants of Rev. George W. Carter (1816 – 1884) will hold a reunion on June 22, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Pumpkin Park Fairgrounds, Milton. For more information, call Gloria at 765-472-7537.

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Division of Natural Resources Warns: Don’t Feed the Bears! BECKLEY, WV – The Division of Natural Resources reminds all West Virginia residents that feeding black bears is a violation of state law, as well as a misguided disservice to our state animal, according to Colin Carpenter, black bear project leader for the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. “Some people will illegally set out food so they can get a closer look at this often secretive animal,” Carpenter said. “However, these actions often lead to the destruction of the bear. Bear movements are tied to food sources. Bears that roam in and around residential areas in search of food are less likely to stay if they do not find anything to eat.” Capturing and moving bears that have become accustomed to humans is a costly and often ineffective way of addressing the problem, especially if it just moves the problem from one place to another. Bear populations have increased in both number and distribution in the past 20 years. Bears are now found in areas where they have been absent for decades and have been reported in all 55 counties. Multiple reports of sows with cubs have been received from the northern and western portions of the state. “There is simply nowhere to move bears that have become a problem,” Carpenter said. Human/bear interactions increase during the spring and summer for several reasons. Natural food sources are at their lowest point when bears leave their dens in the spring. Bears often spend several weeks feeding on green vegetation while continuing to lose weight. Highenergy foods such as serviceberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries do not become available until later in the summer. In addition, the bear breeding season, which peaks from late June through July, puts many bears on the move. During the breeding season, males will cover large areas while searching for females. This is also the

time of year when adult female bears will chase off their yearlings so that they may breed again. Human-related food sources are higher in calories and easier to obtain than natural foods. All bears, especially yearlings that are on their own for the first time, will take advantage of easy food sources. Bears will continue on their way if they do not find easy food. Bears quickly become habituated to handouts in the form of trash, bird seed, pet food and feed placed out for other animals, and lose their fear of humans. They then resort to raiding garbage, outdoor freezers, storage sheds, vehicles and other structures associated with people. Unfortunately, when these activities are repeated, DNR personnel are forced to humanely destroy the offending animal for safety reasons. “The unintentional feeding of black bears is something that can be prevented, “Carpenter said. “Garbage should be secured in a bear-proof facility and placed out for collection on the morning of pick-up, not the night before. Food scraps that produce large amounts of odor should be sealed in a plastic bag before being placed in the trash. Food scraps should not be placed in a compost pile during the summer months. Residents should remove all outside pet food at night, and bird feeders should be taken down, cleaned, and stored until late fall to further discourage bears from feeding around human habitation. If you do not remove food attractants until after a bear has become a nuisance, you may have caused the death of that animal.” Feeding of any wildlife should be avoided for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to, disease transmission, increased predation, habitat destruction around the feeding site, ethical concerns, and the animal’s overall health. Following these practical and common sense recommendations will reduce human-bear conflicts and assure that more of the state’s animals remain wild.

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“AA” Cardinal Conference – Softball 1st Team & 2nd Team – All Conference 1ST TEAM: Chapmanville High School Talya Berry Hanna Wooten Herbert Hoover High School Mikayla Craze Mckenzie Edmonds Damia Mogielski Allison Rager Mingo Central High School Kiearia Hammond Poca High School Haley Wagner Tori Ward Scott High School Ally Brown Allyson Johnson

Jennifer Miller Sissonville High School Bekah Baldwin Alexee Haynes Katelyn Linville Tolsia High School Gina Cavins Wayne High School Kasey Endicott Emily Fry Jacey Parsons Jesse Rowe Jessica Watts 2ND TEAM: Chapmanville High School Lauryn Easterling Shian Meeks Herbert Hoover High School Kati Angle

Zoey Carte Caroline Thornburg Ashleigh Tignor Mingo Central High School Danielle Browning Poca High School Natalie Parkins Scott High School Sara Browning Katrina Conley Sissonville High School Abbey Jordan Taylor Legg Karli Pinkerton Tolsia High School Kerrie Lahoda Wayne High School Tasha Maynard Emily Thompson

Governor Tomblin and Fitness Icon Jake Steinfeld announce Multi-Million Dollar Youth Fitness Campaign In WV Program open to all public elementary and middle schools CHARLESTON, WV - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and fitness icon Jake Steinfeld recently announced the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils will bring its multi-million dollar physical fitness campaign to public elementary and middle schools throughout West Virginia. The Foundation encourages and rewards innovation in the field of youth fitness by awarding fitness centers to schools that use new and unique methods to promote student physical activity and wellness. Three schools, selected by the Foundation, will be named National Champion Schools and will be awarded a $100,0o0 state-of-the-art Live Positively™ Fitness Center for their efforts. "I'm excited to partner with Jake Steinfeld on the National Champion Schools campaign," said. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. "This innovative program will provide a wonderful opportunity to promote fitness within our schools as well as make a positive impact on our students' future health and wellness." "I am thrilled to have the full support of Governor Tomblin for our National Champion Schools campaign. We both agree that our children are our most precious resource and anything we can do to ensure they stay healthy and strong is a step in the right direction," said Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National

Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils. "Through this program, I'm confident that students will become passionate about exercise while gaining an understanding about the importance of being physically fit. I've always said that academics and fitness go hand in hand and believe that if you provide the schools the tools, we will build strong bodies and minds while boosting confidence, self-esteem and focus in the classroom. And

in doing so, we are giving students the opportunity to excel beyond their wildest dreams." The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils program plans to challenge all 50 states in the coming years. The program is funded through public/private partnerships. For more information about the National Foundation or to download a nomination form, visit

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Directions: Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling in medium saucepan. Add broccoli; cover and heat to boiling. Cook about 5 minutes or until almost tender; drain thoroughly. Stir together cooked broccoli, onion, bell pepper and cheese in pie plate. Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.

By Mary Jane Thought for the week: Remember how short my time is; wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? Psalm 89; 47 (KJV) It has been quoted that the older you become, the faster time passes, seems as if the months fly by. A new month is here and too soon the month of May has ended. In the past month, we have celebrated birthdays, Mothers day, and Memorial Day, all gone! The lyrics to the song “Time waits for no one” is so true; Time waits for no one; it passes you by, it rolls on forever, like the clouds in the sky, Time waits for no one, goes on endlessly; it’s just like a river, flowing out to sea, You’ll find that love is like this, each precious moment we miss. Will never ever return again. So don’t let us throw one sweet moment away, Time waits

for no one, let’s make love while we may. The song was introduced by actress Ann Sheridan 1944, in the movie “Shine on Harvest Moon”. Each passing day, we should try to do something good for others, there is enough evil in the world as is, such evil happenings in our life time - like a few weeks ago, the Boston bombings. From listening and watching the news media, we hear of two brothers from foreign country, who came to the land of freedom, found education, friends, with family already here. Why did their minds go so berserk to desire to inflict pain to strangers, with such crude made bombs? One brother died, the other must live with his conscious, while time passes by. Soon he will realize the devil employees anyone, anywhere, anytime, on the spot without an

The Putnam Standard application. 1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; For the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts; if thou seek him, he will be found of thee, but if thou forsake him he will cast thee off for ever. God created us as living human beings; He knows our hearts and thoughts, and He can stop our hearts in a twinkling of an eye. I think we became too busy in life to realize what really matters to us; we are looking too far ahead to tomorrow, which we may never see. A new month is coming, may we all try to show a little more care and concern for one another. There are many ways to help someone else - maybe they need their yard mowed, a ride to the Dr. or grocery store - a card can mean love to a shut-in. We can defeat the devil by killing him with kindness, by showing more love to others, as time goes by. Prayer: Our Father; you give us the times, months and years may we use them wisely. Amen.

Military families can visit the Clay Center for free this summer Free admission program kicks off Tuesday, May 28 CHARLESTON, WV - In honor of the service of our many men and women in uniform, the Clay

Center will once again offer free gallery admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve

May Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Jack Dial of Milton (celebrated his 88th birthday on May 19th) Zachery Black Brian Blake (May 30th) Michael Sims Verna Smith Ronald Sims Alexander Bailey Dale B. Smith Ethan Bailey Mitzi Spangler Bea Shumaker Dallas Wallace Carolyn Smith Dakota Weant Joyce Jimison Joan Wysong Jean Morris Pat Townsend Susan Maslowski Shelby Turley Laura Moul Dan Wallace Matthew McCloud Teddy Wallace Leona Noffsinger Windell Wallace Linda Painter Katheryn White William Priddy Ella Wilson Charlotte Queen Kay Wilmoth Lora Ramsey Lewellyn Wilkinson Lillian Reilly Shirley Wray Scarlett Skaggs Teresa Souders Jennifer Smith – June 1st Mikaela Rice

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military personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museums program this summer. Running from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the program is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Center joins more than 1,800 museums that will offer free admission to military families in 2013. As an added bonus, the Center will also offer discounted prices of $2 to planetarium shows and $3 to giant screen films. As always, the Center will also add three free months onto any annual membership for military families.

While at the Center, families can experiment with hands-on activities to learn how manipulating color can alter the look of an object in the new exhibit “Wavelengths: The Art & Science of Color and Light.” Plus, explore the integration of art and science even more with “All the Time in the World,” an art exhibit that uses science and technology to illustrate creative ways of expressing and marking time. Then, visit the largest planet in our solar system in the planetarium show “Jupiter: Planetary Giant,” and plunge 12,000 feet underwater in the giant screen film “Volcanoes of the Deep Sea.” The Blue Star Museum pro-

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gram is the product of Blue Star Families, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization that raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life. Joining Blue Star Families in the project is the National Endowment for the Arts, a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, bringing the arts to all Americans and providing leadership in arts education. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five immediate family members. For more information, visit or call 304-561-3570. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The Clay Center is closed on Memorial Day. The complete listing of participating Blue Star Museums in available at

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Christian's Sports Beat: West Virginia Power Improves

By: Christian Deiss

CHARLESTON – After a slow start in its 2013 season, the West Virginia Power has made a turn around. The comeback has been led by Manager Mike Ryan and Power First Baseman Stetson Allie. At a recent Power game against the Lexington Legends, I got a chance to speak with both men. Ryan, on how he got his team back above the .500 mark (23 -21 as of May 23), told me, “I stressed to the players on how to do the little things correct, like catching and throwing the ball. Just

is a great hitter, he has driven in a lot of runs for us and he has been playing outstanding defense,” the Power manager said. Ryan added that this 22year-old first baseman has been working hard on his defense. “We continue to hit him ground balls and make sure he works on his throwing and footwork,” he said. “Stetson needs to continue to do reps the more reps, the better.” Stetson has enjoyed playing for the first-year skipper. “He wants us to work hard every day, have a good mind set, have a good mental approach and stay consistent every game,” said Ryan. The Power has always had a good fan base throughout Kanawha and Putnam counties and surrounding areas. Ryan likes this local support. “I think the West Virginia Power fans are the best in minor league baseball,” he said. “We love to play in front of big crowds and we hope they will continue to come out and support us.” As of May 23, Allie was bat-

Power First Baseman Stetson Allie takes time to talk to Christian at a recent West Virginia Power game. Courtesy photo. working hard and that hard work has been paying off for us.” Ryan’s most dependable player through the 44 games of this season has been Allie, he said. “Stetson has done a lot - he

ting .331, fifth in the South Atlantic League (SAL), 12 home runs, second in SAL and leads the league in Runs Batted In with 40 and Total Bases with 106. “I think all of the hard work we put in before each game is

paying off. Our chemistry allows us to have fun every day and play the game we all love,” he said. Stetson is from nearby Olmsted Falls, Ohio. All of the Power players

Christian talks with Manager Mike Ryan at a recent Power game. Courtesy photo. would like to play in the major leagues someday, and Stetson knows what it is going to take to make that happen. “With the game of baseball you play 150 games, it’s a grind and if you don’t have a good mental approach, the game will leave you behind,” he said. The Power is the Class A minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stetson had this advice for little leaguers everywhere, “To have fun, no matter what, it’s just a game and you have to have fun, otherwise you won’t make it anywhere.” To follow Allie, Ryan and the Power during the rest of this season, go to

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Velma’sView By Velma Kitchens The Homeplace There aren't many “home places” anymore, at least I haven’t heard of many lately. Years ago, people would say, “I am living at the old home place” and everyone knew what that meant. Today is different. Children grow up, leave and want newer and better things and there is nothing wrong with that, but what about the “home place”? I find more rural people have home places than city people, although they can have home places, too. Back in the old days, the farms were passed down from father to son and then on and on it went. Farmers have always been hardworking people and I don't think you will find a lazy, good farmer. Farmers are what keep our country going and growing. Without the farmers we would have less and less food. Years ago I remember my mom and dad talking about someone’s “home place” and I knew exactly what that meant. It meant that the people who lived there had parents who had lived in the house and handed it down to the next generation. I have often heard people say today “it's just a house”. Well, to some folks it is just a house, but to some it is a home - a home where good memories abide - when children were brought home from the hospital, when they played and laughed and ran in the yard and woods and where family came to visit. A house is just boards and other material things, but a home is a special place with fond memories. A co-worker of mine has a mother who moved several years ago from a home she had lived in for many years and when she moved she took a picture with the new owner. She knew her house would be in good hands. Some people are sentimental, others are not and that is fine. But whatever happened to the “home place” may be the reason for so many children who don't know where they came from in life and where they are going. Whatever happened to eating supper together as a family? I realize everyone is busy, but a family should have at least one meal together to discuss the things of the day and pray together. Some children have never heard their names called out in prayer by their parents and that is sad. We should pray for our children and grandchildren and our family, friends and neighbors by name and ask God that they would see the need to turn to Him. The home place is needed today, but we can make our homes a place where our children will always remember the good times at the old home place.

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Uncovering the real Davy Crockett

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

So just who was the greatest outdoorsman of all time? I guarantee you don't have to ask very many people that question before you hear the name Davy Crockett.” I probably hear that name more

than most. I'm sure it's not just me. Anybody named David has, at some time or another, told someone their name, only to have Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier sung at them. But was he really King of the Wild Frontier? No. Did he really kill a bear when he was only three? No. Did he wander the American wilderness with some faithful, yet subservient companion that looked like Buddy Ebsen? No. Virtually everything folks believe about Davy Crockett is complete hogwash, baloney. Who has seen the Disney Cartoon "Pocahontas" and thought wow, that must have been EXACTLY how it was in colonial Virginia?” Yet what we think we've learned about David Crockett is from that same source, Walt Disney. Crockett was popular during his lifetime and for some years after his death his legend grew in various publications that were pure fiction.

You get the idea from reading this Crockett stuff that he was an immense blowhard, who went around saying stuff all the time, like "My father can whip any man in Kentucky and I can whip my father," all the time. Was he like that? I don't really know. He probably was like that sometimes. He was, after all, a politician in the 1820s, which was a very rough-and-tumble age for political campaigns. The dirtiest campaigns in American history were run in those days. If you read his autobiography, which I have, you don't get the impression that he was a braggart at all. He states the events of his life as facts, not bull. It's not the autobiography of a blowhard. He was a politician. He was a freemason. He was extremely witty. He was an excellent violin player, that's the one thing they hit on with the Alamo movie that had Billy Bob Thornton playing Crockett that I haven't really seen anywhere else.

Davy Crockett, interestingly enough, was born and died in what was technically not the United States at the times. He was born in the Free State of Franklin - now a part of Tennessee - that seceded from North Carolina just as North Carolina itself would later secede from the Union to join the Confederacy. During a four-year period, in which Crockett was born, Franklin operated as a little independent country. The land eventually went to Tennessee. As we all know, he died in what was technically Mexico. His family was poor. Not the dirt-poor farming types who had little use for money, but the kind of poor where you're hopelessly in debt. Crockett did spend part of his childhood away from home working off some of his father's debts. He also ran away from home as a young teen and stayed gone a few years. As a young man, he started his own farm. There was a time when Crockett and some folks from his

community traveled down to Alabama to check out some former Indian land that was going to open for settling. Crockett got so sick that that everyone thought he was dead. They left what they thought was his corpse alongside the road. He managed to somehow, left for dead in the wilderness, nurse himself back to health and make the trip back to Tennessee on foot. Of course, everyone thinks he is dead and when he shows up back home weeks later, everyone was shocked to see him and greeted him with "I heard you were dead," to which Crockett replied "I know that was a lie the first time I heard it."” He did have a habit of saying hilarious stuff like that and it helped him through his political career. David Crockett, despite all you've heard, was a career politician. Continued next week. Contact David Payne at

June 1 is Busting Out All Over in West Virginia’s State Parks SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV – An eclectic selection of events is scheduled at West Virginia’s state parks June 1. Tu-Endie-Wei State Park is steeped in 1760s history; Cass Scenic Railroad has an evening run with food and music in addition to daily train trips; Pipestem Resort features "The Little Mermaid, Jr." youth stage production; and National Trails Day is an invitation to visit a state park or forest and take a hike or walk. Cornstalk's Raid - 250th Commemoration History Alive! at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park In West Virginia, the year 2013 will be marked by numerous historical commemorative events highlighting the year 1863. This special commemoration is fitting, for the American Civil War brought about great changes to our nation, not the least of which was the federal

recognition and creation of West Virginia as the 35th state. Subsumed in the 150th birth year celebration is another anniversary of no less importance and perhaps with even greater impact on the future course of history in the region that one hundred years later became the Mountain State—that is the 250th anniversary of Shawnee Warrior Cornstalk’s Raid on the western Virginia colonial settlements in the Trans-Allegheny region. Contact: Doug Wood, Evening Dinner Train with Wyatt Turner at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park The June 1 evening train features special musical entertainment by Wyatt Turner, formerly of Stoney Bottom, WV, and currently residing in Nashville Tennessee. Evening dinner trains include a ride to Whittaker Sta-

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tion, a buffet-style meal prepared by the Last Run Restaurant, and entertainment. The dinner train departs at 5:15 p.m. from the Cass Depot. The event cost is $36 for adults, $26 for children 5-12 and $16 for children under age 5. Call 304-4564300 for reservations. About Wyatt Turner Turner is a native of Pocahontas County. His baritone voice is a pure-country blend resonating in the style of Eric Church and Johnny Cash. He auditioned for judges on The Voice in 2012 and advanced to second round in the American Idol competition in 2010. His love of music began at age three when wooden spoons became percussion for Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Achy Breaky Heart” playing on the radio. His interest in music grew to include guitar playing. His career path has led him to

Nashville where his first CD, ‘Damn Baby’ is set to release soon. He is the son of Teresa Turner and his father, the late Darrell Turner. Summers County K.I.D.S. at Pipestem Resort State Park "The Little Mermaid, Jr." come to life as presented by K.I.D.S. Youth from the Hinton Area Elementary School. The performance is at the Pipestem State Park outdoor amphitheater and begins at 8 p.m. The admission charge is $8 for adults; $3 for youth 6-12; free for children 5 and younger. The majority of the admission price supports the youth drama program. For more information call 304-466-1800 Take a Hike - National Trails Day is June 1 The West Virginia state park system offers several guided walks or hikes on this special

outdoors day headed by the American Hiking Association. Parks offering guided hikes include: Cacapon Resort, Hike Across West Virginia starting at 9 a.m. (, Family Trails Weekend at North Bend State Park (, Watters Smith State Park Birding Walk at 8 a.m. (, and National Day of Service activities at Twin Falls State Park ( In West Virginia, another hiking suggestion is to simply “take a hike” on Saturday, June 1, at a state park or state forest and record the number of miles walked or hiked. Receipt of the log card to the central parks office results in the participant receiving a certificate and patch. An online log card is posted at, “National Trails Day”.

Trout Report The following waters were stocked with trout recently: Boley Lake, Burnsville Tailwaters, Cacapon Park Lake, Clear Fork of Tug, Glade Creek of Mann, Glade Creek of New River, Glady Fork, Marsh Fork, North Fork of South Branch, Opequon Creek,

Rocky Marsh Run, Shavers Fork (Bemis), Shavers Fork (lower section), South Fork of Cherry River, Stonewall Jackson Tailwaters, Sutton Tailwaters, Buckhannon River, Gandy Creek, Laurel Fork (Randolph), Left Fork of Right Fork of Buckhannon River, Lost

River, Seneca Lake, Shavers Fork (upper section), Spruce Knob Lake, Summit Lake, Trout Run, Waites Run, Watoga Lake, West Fork Greenbrier River (railroad grade), Williams River, Williams River (C&R).

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Putnam Approves Budget, Honors Retirees By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - Putnam County schools said farewell to 61 employees and hello to a new budget during Monday evening’s board of education meeting. Shortly before the meeting, board members honored 1,514 combined years of service for retiring school employees. It was a bittersweet experience for many.

The retired employees leave behind a legacy in the county school system, said Superintendent Chuck Hatfield. “We’re very proud of the people, who retired - they’ve all made a huge impact on the kids over the years,” he said. Schools now have a gap that board members must fill. Hatfield believes the daunting task will take time. “You don’t replace that kind of experience overnight,” he said.

After the retirement ceremony, the Putnam Board of Education approved a $112.49 million budget for 2013-14 fiscal year - an amount about $2 million more than last year’s. “That’s a hunk of change,” said Superintendent Chuck Hatfield, moments after a unanimous approval. “We’re in good shape, and I feel we’ll be able to meet the needs of students.” Treasurer Chris Campbell agreed.

“It’s a very similar budget of what we’ve had in the past,” he told board members. “There were a lot of hands on this and a lot of assistance and input from others.” Putnam County Board of Education President William “Butch” Legg seemed pleased with this year’s results. “I’ve been here 11 years and we’ve had very good success with budgets and bookkeeping,” he told Campbell and board members.

The focus of the new budget hinges on meeting the needs of area students, Hatfield said. Much of the funds will go toward moving every school toward the 21st learning initiative, implemented during the past few years. Also, portions of the budget will fund construction and additions in area schools, board members said. The next meeting is 6 p.m. Monday June 3 at Buffalo High School.

Governor Tomblin invites students to enter state’s 150th Birthday Art Contest Winning artwork to be featured during the birthday celebration CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin invited students to enter a statewide art contest in celebration of West Virginia's 150th birthday. Winning artwork will be featured during West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration at the State Capitol, June 20-23 2013. The contest, organized by the Department of Commerce, is open to all school-

aged children, kindergarten through 12th grade. "This contest provides our students a wonderful opportunity to creatively celebrate West Virginia's 150th birthday through the expression of traditional and modern-day, multi-media art," said Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. "I look forward to seeing their artwork during the birthday celebra-

tion at the State Capitol in June." Participants will be divided into three different groups. Those in grades K-5 will create a birthday card for West Virginia's sesquicentennial birthday. Students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 will create two minute videos wishing West Virginia a Happy 150th Birthday. Themes for the videos

are "Happy 150th Birthday West Virginia - What Makes West Virginia Unique" and "What Makes West Virginia Special?" Winning artists will receive Kindles, and the winning student's classroom will receive gift cards will for art supplies. Applications and information about the contest is available online at www.wv- Entries will be accepted through May 15, 2013. For more information on West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration at the Capitol or to find a celebration in your community, please visit:

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Gearing up for 50th Year of Heritage Events, Artisan Wares and Appalachian Music RIPLEY, WV – West Virginia’s oldest heritage fair, the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair (MSACF), will take place Thursday July 4 – Saturday July 6, at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV. Celebrating its 50th year, the MSACF began in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial celebration. That year the fair attracted just over 6,500 attendees and has grown substantially in the years since. In addition to experiencing the hundreds of juried artisans demonstrating and selling their wares, this year’s Fair will again offer the very best of traditional Appalachian music, food, heritage exhibits and family activities.

The West Virginia mountains provide the backdrop for the three-day event where visitors get a chance to shop and learn about products that are as authentic as the people. “Artisans who exhibit at the fair are selected by a jury of craft experts and all hail from the Appalachian region,” said MSACF President Jan Sizemore. “All products represent some form of traditional or contemporary Appalachian arts and crafts.” Again this year, visitors will find a Civil War encampment, kite making for youth along with stunt kite flying and safety demonstrations, and a NASA constructing and launching exhibit of small rockets on open-

ing day. A youth fishing derby will be held on Friday, July 5, and the Firecracker Chili Cookoff will be held on Saturday, July 6, the final day of the Fair. And if you want to try a little crafting of your own, interactive artisan booths include broom making, basket weaving and stained glass workshops, among others. Each of these classes is designed and developed by the individual artisans and participants will leave with their completed project. For entertainment, find a comfortable spot beneath a shade tree or on a bale of hay and enjoy local and regional musicians and performers all three days. Headlining the fair

this year is the Davisson Brothers, Friday, July 5 at 3 and 5 pm. The MSACF is located on the grounds of Cedar Lakes Conference Center. It is conveniently located off I-77 at the Ripley/Fairplain Exit #132, just

38 miles north of the state capitol, Charleston, and south of Parkersburg. For more information on the event and a daily event schedule go online at or call 1-800CALLWVA.

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Run For The Wall

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EXPERIENCE FROM PAGE 1 “This is cool,” the child said. “They’re really pretty.” Burford agreed with her daughter. She lost her sister and nephew in 2010, but their memories live in her heart. While watching the doves

soar toward the heavens, a feeling of divine serenity enveloped the young woman. “This gives you a sense of peace to know we’ll be up there with them,” she said, smiling. Lett and her co-workers Clevenger and Connie Reddington

use events like the Dove Release to offer families a matchless peace and comfort. The three women place the hearts of their customers first. For more than 50 years this cemetery has lived up to its name, providing a true haven of

rest for loved ones. When speaking to grieving families, Heaven is often at the forefront of conversations. To Lett, there is no greater destination. “When I think of Heaven, I think of total peace and re-

unions,” she explained. “You can have family picnics on Memorial Day, but how wonderful in Heaven, reunions must be not only with our families, but with our Heavenly Father.”

Big names highlight fall 2013 Clay Center Presents Performance Season Season tickets on sale now CHARLESTON, WV - Diana Ross, Diana Krall and The Beach Boys are just a few of the fantastic performers headlining the fall 2013 Clay Center Presents performance season. Hear classic rock icons, be part of a world renowned radio show and enjoy local talent in the first performance season of the Center’s tenth year. The fall Clay Center Presents season lineup includes: Mountain Stage with Larry Groce featuring Ani DiFranco, Dawes, Dave Mason & Red Baraat, Sunday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. – Indy-minded songwriter Ani DiFranco, California-based roots rockers Dawes, legendary singer-songwriter Dave Mason and Brooklyn-based jazz band Red Baraat will each take a turn bringing their own unique style to the stage. Dennis DeYoung: A Founding Member of Styx, Friday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. – Hear decades of top 10 hits performed by the lead

singer and songwriter on seven of the band’s eight top 10 hits including “Lady,” “Babe” and “Come Sail Away.” Doobie Brothers, Sunday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. – Expect the unexpected when this group takes the stage to play new hits from their latest album, “World Gone Crazy,” along with American classics like “Black Water” and “Listen to the Music.” Les Miserables co-presented with Charleston Light Opera Guild, Friday & Saturday, Nov. 1 & 2 and Nov. 8 & 9, 7:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 3 & Nov. 10, 2 p.m. – Be inspired by the endurance of the human spirit in this epic tale of passion, sacrifice and redemption. Entertaining and riveting, this world famous musical phenomenon is an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss. Special add-on events include: Diana Ross, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. – She first rose to

fame as lead singer of the iconic trio The Supremes, then launched a phenomenal solo career with decades of timeless classics. Now’s your chance to experience the legend, the music and the voice of this international superstar in a night full of her greatest hits. The Beach Boys, Sunday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. – With a laid back, southern California vibe, they created legendary hits like “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t it be Nice” and “Surfin’ USA.” Travel back in time to a carefree era of romance, cars and surfing with one of the most popular All-American bands in music history. Diana Krall Glad Rag Doll World Tour, Sunday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. – An unparalleled pianist with a sultry but sensual voice, she took the jazz world by storm in the late ‘90s. Joined by an all-new band, this Grammy Award-winning artist will play tracks from the new album,

“Glad Rag Doll,” along with favorites from her vast and distinguished career. Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas – The Symphony Tour co-presented with West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. – Rediscover the magic and enchantment of the holiday season with a breathtaking performance by this all-female musical quartet. The angelic vocalists and mesmerizing violinist celebrate Christmas with a wondrous concert to be enjoyed by the entire family. Fall 2013 performance season sponsors include BrickStreet Insurance, The Dow Chemical Company, Brooks Run Mining Company and Robinson & McElwee, PLLC. Only season ticket holders have the exclusive opportunity to buy tickets for special headliner events Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, Diana Krall and Celtic Woman before single

tickets go on sale to the general public. Subscribe to the fourshow season for as little as $110. Plus, enjoy other exciting benefits, including advanced priority notice and the chance to buy the best seats before the general public for any new performances added during the season, as well as priority renewal for the spring 2014 season. Ticket information: Season ticket packages are on sale now. Current season ticket holders have until Sunday, June 2 at 5 p.m. to renew and receive seating priority. Single tickets for all Clay Center Presents fall 2013 performances will go on sale Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m. In person: Box office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. By phone: Call 304-561-3570 during regular box office hours. Online: Visit to order online.

Statewide science video competition invites entries from students CHARLESTON, WV – Students at colleges and universities across West Virginia are invited to enter the Science, Technology and Research (STaR) Symposium student science video competition. This is the first video competition to be held in conjunction with the STaR Symposium, replacing the traditional student poster competition. The 5th biennial STaR Symposium will take place October 22-23, 2103 at the

Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown and is open to students, faculty, researchers, and business and industry representatives interested in energy use, energy conservation, and energy research in West Virginia. The theme is “The Evolution of Energy: From Scarcity to Abundance.” The keynote speaker will be David Pogue, a nationally renowned science author, New York Times columnist, and host of the Public Broad-

casting series Nova Science Now. Other speakers will include Dr. Cal Kent, retired Vice President of Business and Economic Research at Marshall University, and Dr. Tom Witt, Professor Emeritus of Economics at West Virginia University, as well as more than a dozen energy experts and researchers. Of the videos entered by the September 8, 2013 deadline, 20 finalists will be selected to present at the STaR Symposium and awards will

be provided for first place, also known as the STEMMY award, and second place in both undergraduate and graduate categories. The submitted videos may cover any area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) research. “Communicating science is an important part of any scientist’s life, whether it’s getting a job, talking to the media, or advocating for research funding,” said Dr. Jan Taylor, Director of Research

Programs for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research. “We are challenging students to earn the STEMMY award for the best three-minute video that explains their research to a non-scientist.” Information about the video competition and registration for the STaR Symposium is available at w w w. w v re s e a rc h . o r g / S Ta R .

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TIMOTHY "BIG A" MARK ANDERSON Timothy "Big A" Mark Anderson, 33, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 17, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Mark was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose St. Albans Lodge No. 868. Survivors include his father, Ronald Anderson and wife, Sandy, of Falling Rock; mother, Linda Casto and husband, Dave, of St. Albans; partner in life, Jennifer Pickens and her son, Jason; step-grandparents, Stella and Paul Tobia of Tornado, Tom and Carol Casto of Poca and Clifford and Ivalee Shafer of Falling Rock; stepbrothers, Nick Casto and wife, Dee, of Galaxy, Va. and Brandon Casto and wife, Amy, of Cross Lanes; special niece, Courtney Casto of Elizabeth; and many aunts, uncles, other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 23, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with Pastor Roger Burdette officiating. Condolences may be expressed online at

KELLI DISNEY BARTON Kelli Disney Barton, 52, of Scott Depot, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Born September 24, 1960, in Louisville, Ky., she was a daughter of Fannie Kelley Disney of Fairfield, Ohio and the late Walter Disney Jr. She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, Harry T. Barton. Kelli was the office manager of Teays River Construction, a job she loved, and a past pool manager of the FMC Sportsman's Club. She also actively served as a board member of Cross Roads Community Chapel, Winfield and was a former member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hurricane. Holding offices within the Winfield High School Booster or-

ganizations, as well as being past president of the South Putnam Little League, Kelli had a deep love for her children's activities. She also served as den mother and pack master of the Cub Scout and Boy Scout organizations meeting at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church. She was a proud recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to her mother, Kelli is survived by her husband, Jimmy Barton; her sons, Joshua and Christopher Barton, both of Scott Depot; sister, Shelli Calhoun (Tim) of Fairfield, Ohio; her brothers, Dennis Disney (Laura) of Lavergne, Tenn. and Patrick Disney (Megan) of Fairfield, Ohio; nieces and nephews include Michael, Heather, Ashley, Callie, Heath, Aiden and Ava. Also special in Kelli's life were her motherin-law, Billie Jean Barton of Scott Depot; her sister-in-law, Vicky Nazarewycz (Lew) of Point Pleasant; and her special friend, Tina Straight of Hurricane. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Roger Adams and the Rev. Lee White officiating. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family suggests memorial contributions are made in her honor to Cross Roads Community Chapel, P.O. Box 202, Winfield, WV 25213.

CHARLES R. "CHARLIE" BIRD SR. Charles R. "Charlie" Bird Sr., 58, of Hurricane, passed away May 15, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital with his family and friends by his side. He was a 1973 graduate of Hurricane High; worked at Short Stop and Gino's-Tudors Biscuit World; and owned and operated Mountaineer Fried Chicken in Rock Branch. He had been employed with U.S. Food Service for 23 years. He was preceded in death by son, Charles R. Bird II; granddaughter, Shelby Bird; and brother, Steve Bird. He is survived by his son, Mathew (Megan Young) Bird; grandchildren, Cody, Kaden and Colton Bird and Bailey Young, all of Hurricane; parents, Willard and Anna Lee Wood Bird; sister, Lesa Stout; nephew, Seth Stout; and special companion, Sharon Thomas, all of Hurricane. Charlie was his own man; everyone who met and knew him loved him dearly. He was a very hardworking and loving man. He put a smile on everyone's face when he entered a room; most definitely one of a kind, Amen. He will be missed so much by family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, at Allen Funeral Home with Elders Harold and Lewis Johnson officiating. Burial

was in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

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CHARLES W. COLEMAN Mr. Charles W. Coleman, 68, of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2013, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short battle with lung disease. His career includes working as a purchasing agent, insurance agent, chemical salesman and owner of Charco Sales. He was a graduate of Cedar Grove High School. Charlie was a Christian and attended and was very active in Grace Community Chapel in Eleanor. He is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Patricia Coleman; children, Greg and wife, Elaine Coleman, of Kanawha City, Brian and wife, Tonjua Coleman, of Winfield, Christy and husband, Shane Lively, of Culloden and David and wife, Shelia Turley, of Eleanor; and eight grandchildren, Anthony, Adam, Alex, Garrett and Chandler Coleman, Shelby Turley and Megan and Shane Lively. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Grace Community Chapel, P.O. Box 1292, Eleanor, WV 25070. At his request, there were no services and his body was donated to Marshall University as they try to make life better for someone else. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Coleman family.

MARY JOANN GARRAHAN Mary JoAnn Garrahan, 81, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Dream Home Assisted Living, Cross Lanes. Born February 7, 1932, in East Providence, R.I., she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Emma Amaral Pacheco. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gene, as well as two brothers and one sister. Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Nitro and worked at John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston. She was a volunteer at many area hospitals and spent her entire life in volunteer service to others. She was known for her candy making. In addition to her children and grandchildren, Mary is survived by her many friends of the church, Pastoral Center and close friends. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 17, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Nitro, celebrated by the Rev. Father Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap. Burial was in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Cranston, R.I. Contributions may be sent to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2219 22nd St., Nitro, WV 25143. Online condolences may be

DELMAR EUGENE GOOD Delmar Eugene Good, 89, of Hurricane, passed away May 17, 2013, after a short illness. Born January 24, 1924, in Guthrie, Delmar moved to Dunbar with his family when he was seven years old. Delmar grew up in the Third Ward of Dunbar and attended Third Ward Elementary School, which became Ford Elementary. It was at Third Ward Elementary that he met his lifelong friend and future coaching partner, Bill Young. Delmar graduated from Dunbar High School in 1944 after an outstanding career in football and basketball. He was coached by Shorty Fields as a ninth grader and Nelson Bragg in his tenth and eleventh grade seasons. As a junior, Delmar earned All Kanawha Valley Conference honors in basketball. Delmar also participated in football at Dunbar and earned the name "Plenty" Good for his outstanding achievements. Delmar scored 16 touchdowns during his junior season. One of his fondest memories was scoring the first time he touched the ball in a varsity game as a ninth grader for the Bulldogs. During his high school career, Delmar led his squads to records of 8-1-1, 5-5 and 8-1-1. Delmar was only able to participate in athletics at Dunbar High School during his ninth- through eleventh-grade school years. Like many young men of that time, his high school career was cut short by his service in the U.S. Army during World War II. On June 6, 1944, Delmar was on the front lines in the storming of Utah Beach during D-Day Allied Invasion operations in Normandy, France. While serving his country during the war, Delmar was primarily assigned to the transportation corps in Cherbourg, France. When the Americans and Allied troops defeated the Germans in France, a ceremony was held in Cherbourg, where Delmar took the American flag down and handed the flag over to the French delegation, which raised the French flag in celebration of taking the country back. In 2003 Delmar was honored by the French ambassador, who came to Charleston, for his

heroic efforts with the presentation of French Croix de Guerre Medal. In addition, Delmar was honored by the French government for his heroic efforts with the presentation of the Liberate Medal. Other medals include the WWII Army Occupation Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Expert Marksman. After his three years of service, Delmar returned to West Virginia. Upon returning from the war, Delmar and friend, Bill Young, initially tried out for the varsity football team at West Virginia University. They both became homesick and decided to leave Morgantown and return home. The pair then headed for the much-closer Marshall University located in Huntington. They both made the Marshall Varsity football team but they became homesick again, deciding to leave Marshall and return closer to home to be with family after being away for several years in the war. Subsequent to leaving Huntington, Marshall head football coach, Cam Henderson, attempted to talk both into returning and enrolling at Marshall. However, Delmar decided to remain in the Charleston area and enrolled at Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston. Delmar played football for four seasons at Morris Harvey and still holds the record for the longest punt of 79 yards. Delmar participated in intramurals and made 49 of 50 foul shots, winning the basketball challenge at Morris Harvey. Delmar received his undergraduate degree from Morris Harvey in 1950. Delmar also received a graduate degree from West Virginia University in 1961. Delmar's first teaching and coaching experience came at Hurricane High School, where he served with Nelson Bragg, who had been his high school coach at Dunbar. This was followed by three years as head football coach at Buffalo Putnam High School. In 1954 Delmar returned home to Dunbar as the head coach in football and track at Dunbar Junior High School. Two years later he moved up to Dunbar High School as an assistant coach in football and track and head basketball coach. That spring, Dunbar High School won the first of three consecutive state track

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Page 12 –Thursday, May 30, 2013 championships. When head coach Stanley Romanoski moved on to West Virginia University in 1957, Delmar became head coach in football and track as well as athletic director. Under Coach Good's leadership Dunbar High School won two additional state track championships, had an undefeated football team in 1964 and was state football runner-up in 1965. Delmar retired from Dunbar High School with lifelong friend, Bill Young, in 1985 after winning the state AA basketball championship. Additionally, after 29 seasons as head football coach, Delmar retired with 132 wins, the second most in Kanawha County history at the time. Delmar was instrumental in the creation and organization of the Gazette Relays. Delmar was an avid golfer and a long-time member of the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Teays Valley. Delmar won the Kanawha Valley Open for his age group. Delmar was known for his sense of humor and joke telling. He would always greet people with a French greeting whenever he would encounter someone new. Delmar loved to watch the western channel for entertainment. His favorite cowboy movie stars were John Wayne and Gene Autry. Delmar is now reunited with his wife of 55 years, Wanda; brothers, Charles and Darrell; sister, Phyllis; and son, Michael. He is survived by his brother, Frank Good of Kernersville, N.C.; daughters, Deena Good-Pittman and Jill Good; sons, Jeffrey and wife, "Gale" and Steven Good; and five grandchildren, Justin, Lindsay, Victoria, Madissen and Ian Faris. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25, at First Baptist Church of Dunbar. Burial was at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

LARRY WAYNE HARMON Larry Wayne Harmon, 73, of Miami, Fla. passed suddenly from a heart attack on May 12, 2013. He was born in So. Charleston, June 26, 1940 to Clayton Mason and Clara Rhoda Harmon. Preceding him in death was his father; and younger brother, William Joseph. Survivors include his mother; brothers, Thomas and Michael all of So. Charleston; niece, Angela

Renee Hanbali (Fadi) of Charleston; nephew, Stephen Joseph Harmon (Jessica) of St. Albans; three great-nephews; and one great-niece. He was an Army veteran and will be greatly missed by his loving mother and brothers, niece and nephew. Arrangements were handled by Eden Funeral Services in Pompano with burial to be in South Florida National Cemetery.

LINDA JANE HUDSON Linda Jane Hudson, 75, of Nitro, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, after a long illness. Born September 27, 1937, she was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Mayford Moulder and husband, Austin Hudson. She is survived by her sister, Ellen Buskirk (Dave) of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Patty of Scott Depot; son, Mike of Poca and son, Duke (Debbie) of Knoxville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Linda was a 1955 graduate of South Charleston High School. She retired from Union Carbide/Bayer Chemical in 1999. She also served as secretary of the First Baptist Church, Nitro, of which she was a member. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 22, at First Baptist Church, Nitro, by Pastor Lawrence Hoptry and Pastor David Bess. Entombment was at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting

STEVEN LEROY JORDAN Steven Leroy Jordan, 46, of Leon, W.Va., died May 16, 2013, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 19, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

TIMOTHY PAUL LANDERS Mr. Timothy Paul Landers, 52, of Bancroft, went home to be with Lord May 18, 2013. Tim was a former employee of the Laborers Local #1353. He was a member of the National Trappers Association; former President of Viscose Athletic Association; member of Bancroft Church of God Mission and former Elder at Faith Independent

Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is preceded in death by his father, John L. Landers. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Tonja Landers; mother, Ruth Ann Landers; children, T.J. Landers and Tawney Landers and Eric Gibson, who Tim loved like a son. Tim is also survived by a devoted extended family and friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Brian Richmond, Dr. Justin Cohen, David Lee Cancer Center Staff and CAMC Memorial Division 5 South Staff for all the care and compassion showed toward Tim and the Landers family. A tribute to the life of Timothy Paul Landers was held Sunday, May 19, at Bancroft Church of God Mission with Pastor James Legg and Frank Allen, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests donations are made to Bancroft Church of God Mission, PO Box 213 Bancroft, WV 25011. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Landers family.

JOYCE MCDONNELL Joyce McDonnell, 82, of St. Albans, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2013. She retired from the Patrick Street Kmart after 30 years of service and was a member of Dunbar United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Marie Suite; brothers, Edgar and Norman Suite; and sister, Betty Levelle. Joyce is survived by her husband, Maynard McDonnell; sons, Gary and Larry McDonnell; daughters, Carolyn Young and Cheryl Clendenin; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Janet Pilson of Florida. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Dr. Okey Harless officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. The family requests donations are made in her name to Dunbar United Methodist Church, 1401 Myers Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

JANE ELIZABETH MCKINLEY Jane Elizabeth McKinley, 86, of Scott Depot, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley, Hurricane. Born June 10, 1926, in Paterson, N.J., Jane was the daughter of the late Russell and Frieda Twist. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, David Lee McKinley and daughter, Janet Villalobos. Jane was raised in Lakewood, Ohio. She received her bachelor's

The Putnam Standard degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and her master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, where she met her husband, David. They were married in 1951 and moved to West Virginia, where David began working as a chemical engineer for Union Carbide Corp. They raised their daughters in Nitro and St. Albans and were long-time members of Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, where Jane sang in the choir and had many good friends. The last four years of Jane's life were spent at Regency Place, Scott Depot. Jane is survived by her daughters, Betty and husband, Tom Griffith, of Scott Depot, Mary and husband, Montez McDuffie, of Sandusky, Ohio and Ann and husband, Phillip Bruce, of Rocky Mount, Va.; grandchildren, Melissa Adkins, Andrea Gregory, Jennifer Fisher, David Villalobos, Nicole Villalobos, Erin McDuffie, Daniel McDuffie, Kara Bernard and Kaitlyn Bruce; and nine great-grandchildren. Jane is also survived by brother-in-law, Keith L. Smith of Hendersonville, N.C.; nephews, Keith L. Smith Jr. of Avon, Ohio and Steven Smith of Zirconia, N.C.; and nieces, Kim Hogan of Arlington Heights, Ill. and Amy Horton of Chicago, Ill. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 23, at Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Chris Kilbert officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visit to share memories or to express condolences. Arrangements were under the direction of Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

KATHLEEN "KITTY" MAY MEDDINGS Kathleen "Kitty" May Meddings, 84, of St. Albans, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born September 21, 1928, in St. Albans, a daughter of Percy and Pearl Dillon Cadwallender. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Donald C. "Sandy Red" Meddings; grandson, Daniel E. Meddings, Jr.; brothers, Bill and James Cadwallender; sisters, Thelma Sanney, Nina Gunnoe, Ruth Leggett, Ethel Matthews, and Mary Deel. She was a lifelong resident of St. Albans, where she was born and raised. She graduated from St. Albans High School in 1947 and immediately started working for C&P Telephone Co. as a switchboard operator. She worked for Kanawha County Schools for 10 years as a teacher's aide at Anne Bailey Elementary School and Hayes Jr. High School. Kitty was a faithful member of Marlaing Church of Christ and a former member of Washington Street Church of Christ, both in St. Albans. Kitty was a devoted wife and

mother. Her family was her life. She was truly the description of THE virtuous woman in Proverbs 31. She enjoyed hiking with Red and the grandkids in the woods at their camp in Pendelton County, riding bikes with friends at Lake Erie, and visiting lighthouses. She also loved reading and playing games with her grandchildren, watching old movies-especially musicals, reading Christian novels, and listening to country music. She loved traveling around the U.S. with family and friends via Jolly Travelers, plane, train, boat or car. She was an outstanding seamstress using these talents to make over 1000 turbans for cancer patients at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington and CAMC in Charleston. She even made several for herself that she wore during her own chemo and radiation treatments. She made costumes for Halloween and for college spring sing. She even made quiet books for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to bake, especially at holidays. If you got a goodie tray from Kitty at Christmas you were someone very special. All the grandchildren enjoyed her special "Grandma Kitty" breakfast. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Donald C. "Donny" Meddings, Jr. and his wife Lana, of St. Albans, Kathleen A. "Kathy" Meddings-Weedn and her husband, Alan, of Chickasha, Okla., and Daniel E. "Moose" Meddings, of Leon; grandchildren, Emily Meddings Kessinger and her husband, Robbie, of Hurricane, Mindy Meddings-Groghan and her husband, Thad of Port Deposit, Md., Chrissie Weedn-Johnson and husband, Charles Rucks of Elgin, Okla., Tony Weedn and his wife, Haylee of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Ava Kessinger, Gabrielle Johnson, Justin Johnson, Olivia Weedn and Nicholas Weedn; sister-in- law, Virginia Mae Stinnett, of Madison, Wis.; and brother-in-law, Roland Deel, of St. Albans; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Celebration of Kitty's life was held Tuesday, May 21, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Minister Darrell Bledsoe officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Erin, Holly and Becky of Hospice for their love, care and support at this time. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to The Search Program, P.O. Box 371 Edmond, OK 73083 or American Cancer Fund, Leiomyosarcoma Research, P.O. Box 7262, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, or Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV 25302. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

PHYLLIS JEAN O'DELL Phyllis Jean O'Dell, 82, of St. Al-


The Putnam Standard bans, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Born January 7, 1931, in Tornado, Phyllis was a daughter of the late Harry Dowell and Mary Elizabeth McComas Brammer. She was also preceded in death by three infant babies; siblings, Pearl Brammer, Marjorie Loftis, Verna Mae Smith, Dorothy Munsch, Lymond Brammer, Leo Brammer, Earl Brammer, John Alvin Brammer, Elwood Brammer and Harry "Mike" Brammer. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Wesley O'Dell; son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Robin O'Dell; granddaughters, Bree and Chelsea; sister, Anna Ruth Keys; and brother, Cebert Brammer. Her family meant the world to her. Funeral services were held Monday, May 20, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with Minister Gus Andrews officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

NELL C. RIFFLE Nell C. Riffle, 93, of Leon, died May 14, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 16, at Leon Cemetery, Leon. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

ERCYL MAE SPURLOCK Ercyl Mae Spurlock, 81, of Hurricane, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, at her residence with her family at her side. She was born July 19, 1932, at Hurricane, to the late Charles L. and Callie D. Harbour Young. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lana Marlene Spurlock; and great-grandson, Roger Cole Spurlock. Ercyl was a homemaker and a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. She was a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, Hurricane.

She is survived by her loving sons, Londall C. Spurlock of Milton and Roger C. Spurlock of Hurricane; and sisters, Narnie N. Grant and Eva I. Fisher, both of Hurricane. Also surviving are five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 22, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane, with the Rev. Ray Sovine officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fraziers Bottom. Online condolences may be made at

DEWEY P. THACKER Dewey P. Thacker, 84, of Hurricane, W.Va., went to be home with his heavenly Father, Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was the son of the late Phillip Sheridan and Eliza Jane Thacker. He was retired from Union Carbide Corporation with 33 years of service and served his country with the United States Army. His passions were bluegrass music and coon hunting, but most of all, his family. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Jane Stricklin Thacker; his children and their spouses, Peggy and Jimmy Carey, Vickie and Jerry Medley, John and Wanda Thacker, all of Hurricane and Greg and Cherri Thacker of Newport News, Va.; his sister, Violet Leadmon of St. Albans; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 19, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Rev. Gail Medley officiating. Burial was in Lawrence Cemetery, Scott Depot. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family suggests memorial contributions are made to One Accord Community Church, Rt. 3 Box 204-C, Hurricane, WV 25526.

GARCIE E. "JIM" TRIMBLE Garcie E. "Jim" Trimble, 80, of Scott Depot, formerly of Alum Creek and Tornado, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Joseph and Goldie Trimble of Tor-

nado. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Robert "Bob" Gullian; his brother, Robert "Bob" Trimble; and brother-in-law, Gary Cobb. He was retired from Laborers Local 1353 in Charleston and had been a member of the Laborers Union for 51 years. He was a veteran who had served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of over 49 years, Dorothy Trimble; daughter, Charlene Eskew and husband, Roger, of Scott Depot; son, John Trimble and wife, Jodie, of Tornado; grandsons, Douglas Hudson and James Eskew, both of Scott Depot; granddaughters, Kaylon Trimble of Tornado and Sarah Eskew of Scott Depot; sister-in-law, Patricia Trimble; brothers-in-law, Sammy Cobb and wife, Vallie, Wilburn Cobb and wife, Linda and Curtis Cobb and wife, Mona; and several nieces and nephews. He loved his grandchildren dearly and referred to them as his angels. The family would like to thank the staff of Teays Valley Center in Hurricane for their wonderful care and compassion during his stay there. Honoring his wishes, arrangements were for cremation and no funeral services. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, assisted the Trimble family. You may express online condolences at

JACKIE L. "JACK" WEARS Jackie L. "Jack" Wears, 70, of Pliny, passed away May 15, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston. He was born February 24, 1943, in Pliny, a son to the late Evelyn Bowcott Wears and Huber Wears. Jack was a retired carpenter for Leslie's Construction in Teays Valley and a farmer, and he attended the 5-20 Baptist Church in Fraziers Bottom. He also enjoyed going fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jewell Wears, Freda Rawleys, Pansy Wears, Audrey Young and Geraldine Raynes. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Stella Goff Wears of Pliny; daughter and son-in-law, Glenna (David) Smith of Hurri-

Thursday, May 30, 2013 – Page 13 cane; and sons, Jerry Wears of Pliny and Larry Wears of Winfield. Also surviving are grandchildren, Tera Smith and Katie Smith; one great-granddaughter, Anne Grace Smith; sisters, Fern (Willy) O'Neil of Point Pleasant, Nina Wright of Teays Valley, Irene (Tom) Saunders of Nitro and Doris Boster of Nitro; and brother, Weldon Wears of Pliny. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 18, at Mount Union Church, Pliny, with Pastor Trenton Davis and Pastor Junior Davis officiating.

JAMES RAY "JIMMY" WELKER James Ray "Jimmy" Welker passed away in Florida on April 28, 2013. He was born in Hurricane in July 1940. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Inez Call Welker; his brother, Darrell; sister, Phyllis Ball; brothers-inlaw, Carl Ball and Edward Lawson; and sisters-in-law, Shirley Welker and Suzanne Welker. He graduated from Hurricane High School in 1959. He worked at Allen Funeral Home and Eloise Beauty Shop in Hurricane as a beautician for many years before moving to Florida. He enjoyed traveling, coming back home to visit family and friends and attending his class reunions. He also enjoyed researching his family history. Jimmy is survived by his dear friend, Jim Penny of Florida; sisters, Eloise Guthrie of St. Albans, Clarice Ann Lawson of Ohio and Betty J. Cummings (Bob) of Hurricane; brothers, Howard Jr. of Indiana, Billy Joe (Sue) of Ohio, Jerry (Connie) of Culloden and Ronald (Cindy) of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial service was held Friday, May 24 at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

ANNA M. MORRIS WINES Anna M. Morris Wines, 64, of Sissonville, passed into Heaven on Monday, May 20, 2013, after

battling lung cancer. She was a devout Christian and a member of Holley Memorial Baptist Church, South Charleston and had worked most of her life at Gino's Pizza and Spaghetti House. In her retirement she loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her children, Tammy Chamberlain of South Charleston, Lisa Cobb of Sissonville, Allen Wines of Dunbar, Robert Wines of Nitro, Loretta Daugherty of Sissonville and Scottie Wines of Charleston; mother, Minnie J, Morris of South Charleston; sisters, Helen Moss, Gladis Sampson, Francis Hamrick and Patricia Alford, all of South Charleston, Jean Rhodes of Eleanor and Norma Fleck of Dry Branch; brothers, Roger Morris, Tommy Morris and William Morris of South Charleston and Leonard Morris and Tenny Morris of St. Albans; grandchildren, Stevie Daugherty, Nicole Daugherty, Trey Cobb, Tyler Cobb, Austin Wines, Michael Wines and Emme Wines; and great-grandchildren, Mason Daugherty and Laila Jackson. A tribute to the life of Anna M. Wines was held Thursday, May 23 at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Lee Hamrick officiating. Burial was in Sissonville Memorial Gardens, Sissonville.

VIOLET BURNS WOOTEN Violet Burns Wooten, 87, of Hurricane, passed away at her home on Monday, May 20, 2013, after a long illness. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lee Wooten. She is survived by her daughter, Reta Annon of Lexington, Ky.; sons, Darrell Wooten of Columbus, Ohio and Arlen Wooten of Hurricane; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 22, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jerry Losh officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

The Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio to celebrate Founder’s Day RIO GRANDE, OH – As a part of Bob Evans Farms’ 60th anniversary celebrations, the Bob Evans Farm and Homestead in Rio Grande, Ohio, is proud to host Founder’s Day on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration includes a tree

planting dedication at 11:30 a.m. in honor of the six original founders of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. – Robert L. “Bob” Evans, Emerson Evans, Tim Evans, Morris Haskins, Harland Martin and C.H. McKenzie. Throughout the day, visitors can

enjoy hay rides, “make and take” crafts, a small animal barnyard, a Welsh Cultural exhibit in the Homestead museum, lead horseback rides, bounce houses, games, train rides and tour of the Adamsville log cabin village - all free of charge.

“Founder’s Day is truly a celebration of what our brand is about, “ Farm Manager Ray McKinniss says. “We are happy to bring families together for good, wholesome fun on the farm while we celebrate our company’s heritage and 60 years of business. It’s the perfect

weekend day trip for the family, so come on down and see us!” For more information about Founder’s Day and the Bob Evans Farm, visit our website at . Or call us at 1-800-994-3276.

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Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~ Teays Valley Church of God ~ 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Winfield Community Church ~ 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Mt. Salem UM Church ~ 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant ~ Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Buffalo Church of God ~ Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Midweek Service. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447. Winfield United Methodist Church ~ Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Jim Richards. Sousanah FWB Church ~ Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00

p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Ronnie Brown. Springdale Free Will Baptist Church ~ Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 21/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 5625389. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene ~ 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304757-8400. First Baptist Church ~ “Connecting People to Jesus Christ” 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV, 25526 – 304-562-9281. Dr. James E. Lutz, Senior Pastor. Sunday services: 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist Church ~ Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Ascension Catholic Church ~ 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Rev. Harry Cramer, Pastor. Cross of Grace Lutheran Church ~ 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Pastor Jerry Kliner, STS. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”.

Scott Depot Christ Fellowship ~ 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166. Pastor Dr. Rod Taylor. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Mid Week Service 7 p.m. TeaysValley Baptist Church ~ Dr. John D. Smith, Pastor. 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-757-9306. Sunday: Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.; Evening worship 6 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m.; Wednesday: Bible Study and Prayer 7 p.m.; Awana 7 p.m. All services are interpreted for the deaf. TV Service on Suddenlink Channel 2, Wed. 8:30 – 9 p.m. Radio Program WEMM 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Buffalo Presbyterian Church ~ 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m.; Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker. Buffalo Nazarene Church ~ Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Otter Branch Church ~ Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Manilla Chapel ~ Manilla Chapel, Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. Sunday: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6 p.m. Tuesday: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road ~ Sias,WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m.

Glad Tidings Assembly of God ~ 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV 25526. Sunday Morning Adult & Children’s Services, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Phone: (304) 5623074. Email: Lakeview Christian Church 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265. Main Street Church of Christ ~ 2582 Main Street, Hurricane, WV. Sunday Bible Study 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Sunday night 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. Minister Douglas Minton. Everyone welcome. Winfield Presbyterian Church ~ Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Pine Grove Church of Christ ~ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7:00 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister.

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Grandview Baptist Church, Red House. Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 pm; Wednesday 7 pm. Pastor: Woody Willard. Winfield Church of the Nazarene ~ 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Praise Service at 6 p.m.; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7 p.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304586-2180. Laywell Church of Christ ~ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Kanawha Valley Baptist Church ~ 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone 304-437-3513 and 304-437-2740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church ~ Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone welcome. Providence Baptist Church ~ Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304-586-2832.

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I-64 Changes in the Works By Justin Waybright

ROCK BRANCH - The WV Department of Transportation (DOT) held a public workshop Monday evening to inform residents about plans to widen and improve a 3.79 mile stretch of I64 near Nitro. Once approved, the proposed construction will impact the highway from exit 40 to exit 44. Plans to accomplish this major interstate overhaul came from the amount of traffic and vehicle accidents in the area. More than 69,000 vehicles travel the area of I-64 every day, according to a recent traffic volume study. “This is the beginning of mandatory meetings,” said Brent Walker, DOT director of communications. “It’s important to get feedback - a lot can be garnered from citizens’ comments.” During the past 20 years, Teays Valley’s housing and business market has boomed, funneling traffic into the area. As the number of vehicles traveling I-64 grows, so does the strain on the interstate, Walker explained.

“Putnam County grew and became a feeder into the Kanawha Valley and Huntington,” he said. “So, we saw the need to expand.” Now, DOT has proposed seven plans to improve interstate travel, each hovering near $120 million. During Monday’s workshop, area residents asked questions and weighed in on the potential impact of the construction. Former Nitro Mayor Rusty Casto looked at each plan carefully. “It needs it,” he said. “It’s a very dangerous stretch of interstate, especially near the St. Albans area.” During the next two years, officials will gather public comments through various workshops, gain environmental assessment approval, begin final design and start construction. Walker’s department will place safety first in the designs. He hopes to begin construction in late 2016. “We have a couple bridges to cross before it starts, and this is a daunting project, but we’re getting ready to plan and design,” said Walker. “We hope to get it funded and started in 2016.”

An impact many will feel - Area residents attend a public workshop regarding plans to widen and improve I-64. Photo by Justin Waybright

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