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Building a State’s First Piggly Wiggly Opens in Milton Solid Foundation By Justin Waybright

By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Thousands of mining and construction businesses dominate the job market in West Virginia, but locally, one stands out from the rest. From small tree trimming jobs to extensive mining and construction projects, MCP Enterprises is the business of choice. For more than five years, this husband-and-wife-owned company has grown into a household name in the Tri-State. Co-owner Jamison Humphrey knows the definition of hard work and efficient customer service. His company has made its mark on professionalism, communication, integrity, initiative, safety, pride and quality on various state-wide projects. Recently, MCP crews renovated office property for the Coalfield Community Action Partnership (CAP). “From the beginning, it has SEE FOUNDATION ON PAGE 7

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

MILTON - The first Piggly Wiggly in West Virginia is here. A new face in grocery stores sits in Perry Morris Square. Discounted prices, wide varieties and friendly service are found inside Milton’s newest addition. Most notice the famous grocery store chain in the south during beach vacations. The same deals enjoyed on vacations can be found locally, now. Residents remember Foodland where Piggly Wiggly now sits. The same owners Steve and Marty Johnson run this improved grocery store. The reason for switching to Piggly Wiggly is customers, said co-owner Steve Johnson. “We now have the buying power of a 600-store grocery chain, so we can expand variety and give better pricing to our customers,” said Johnson. Just 24 hours after its first day

Where deals abound - The new grocery store is the buzz of the city with its unique service and discounted groceries. Photo by Justin Waybright. in business, the parking lot to the grocery store was full. Registers beeped and customers smiled. However, something unusual took place in the parking lot. Piggly Wiggly workers carried groceries to shopper’s cars and

loaded them. Customers seemed to love the above-andbeyond-service they received. “We’re a full-service supermarket with carry-out service, explained Johnson. If that is not enough to draw in

crowds, the unique benefits and deals inside the store should. “We offer a fuel land rewards program, we make fresh donuts, cut preferred Angus beef and offer top-notch private label brands that are priced right,” Johnson said, looking at a plethora of sales stickers. “Our produce is greatly improved - it’s revamped too.” The Johnsons know what it takes to run a successful grocery store. Shopping buggies and sales ads run in their blood. The two have been involved in the grocery business for decades. Piggly Wiggly fills both with excitement. “This opens up a lot of doors,” said Johnson. The new grocery store will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8. Food, refreshments, balloons and prizes will be offered. Piggly Wiggly is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the store at (304) 743-3991.

Putnam County Schools Menu - May 6-10 High School: Monday 5/6: Breakfast Pizza LUNCH: STEAK & CHEESE ON A BUN OR FRENCH BREAD PIZZA, Quick Baked Potato, Green Beans, Fresh Banana/Milk Tuesday 5/7: Potato Rounds/Toast LUNCH: CHICKEN NUGGETS OR FISH STICKS, Crinkle Cut Fries, Fresh Grapes, Corn Muffin/Milk Wednesday 5/8: Diced Ham & Cheese Pita

LUNCH: BEEF NACHOS OR CHICKEN QUESADILLA, Salsa/Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Applesauce/Milk Thursday 5/9: Belgian Waffle Sticks LUNCH: SPAGHETTIW/SAUCE OR BREADED CHICKEN ON A BUN, Caesar Salad, Steamed Corn/Mixed Fruit,Wheat Roll/Milk Friday 5/10: Schools Choice Menu Elementary & Middle School

Menu: Monday 5/6: Breakfast Pizza LUNCH: STEAK & CHEESE ON A BUN, Quick Baked Potato, Green Beans, Fresh Banana/Milk Tuesday 5/7: Potato Rounds/Toast LUNCH: CHICKEN NUGGETS, Crinkle Cut Fries, Fresh Grapes, Corn Muffin/Milk Wednesday 5/8: Diced Ham & Cheese Pita LUNCH: BEEF NACHOS,

Salsa/Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Applesauce/Milk Thursday 5/9: Belgian Waffle Sticks LUNCH: SPAGHETTI W/SAUCE, Caesar Salad, Steamed Corn/Mixed Fruit,Wheat Roll/Milk Friday 5/10: Schools Choice Menu Menu items are always subject to availability.


Page 2 – May 4-5,2013 Rummage Sale There will be a Rummage Sale at Rock Branch Independent Church Activities Building, 417 Woodland Drive, Nitro, WV Thursday – Saturday May 2-4, 2013 from 7 am – 5 pm on Thursday & Friday and 7 am – 2 pm on Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be served daily.

Bill Oxley Memorial 5K Run/3K Walk - May 18 St. Francis of Assisi School is sponsoring the Bill Oxley Memorial 5K Run/3K Walk on May 18 at 8am. The race will begin and end at Angela’s on the River Restaurant (located at the St. Albans Loop). The early registration fee is $20 and $25 the day of the race. Day of the race registration begins at 7am. Checks should be made payable to St. Francis School and mailed to 525 Holley Street, St. Albans, WV 25177. Registration forms are available on For questions, please contact the race director, James Castro,, or call (304) 727-5690.

Diabetes Education Group Meets at 7 p.m., in Room B, Eleanor Town Hall, on the third Tuesday of each month. For more info, call Mary 304-9374093, Missy 304-937-3373 or Glenville 304-586-2523.

Chamber to host Women's Conference The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and the Putnam County Chamber NOW (Network of Women) will host the 3rd Annual Women's Conference and Business Showcase, titled "Woman Up," from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the Valley Park Community Center in Hurricane. This conference is designed to provide women with the tools they need to continue to climb the ladder of success, according to a news release from the Chamber. The schedule of events includes: an all-day Business Showcase; a panel discussion,

Community Calendar keynote address and two additional presentations. Lunch catered by the FireSide Grille will be provided. Admission is $40 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members. There are sponsorship and business showcase opportunities available. To become a sponsor, business showcase participant or to purchase tickets, contact the Chamber office for details at 304757-6510 or You can also visit for more information.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.

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

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

T.O.P.S. No. 465 Weekly meetings of TOPS "Take Off Pounds Sensibly," are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive, Winfield, WV 25213. Questions, call Sharon, 304-523-4618.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous at 1.800.333.5051 or find meeting locations at

Notice: The 2013 Putnam Union PSD water meetings will be held the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Rt. 34 Fire Department.

Free Blood Pressure Clinic EnAct will be sponsoring a Free Blood Pressure Clinic on Friday May 17, 2013 from 10a – 2p at Hurricane City Hall (Council Chambers), 3255 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV.

Teays Valley Fire Department Computer Lab Hours Teays Valley Fire Department, Scott Depot Road, offers a Computer Lab for public use on Mondays from 3 – 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 – 10 p.m.

Hometown Senior Center offers Activities The Hometown Senior Center, 100 1st Ave., Hometown, has several new announcements to share. The Center is looking for quilters, singers for the senior choir and volunteers for various help. The Center is also offering a free scrapbooking class at 10 a.m. every Monday and Thursday. A number of other activities are also available. Transportation is available for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The service can also include stops at the grocery store, post office or pharmacy after lunch. For more information, call the Center at 304-586-2745.

Vendors & Entertainers The Eighth Annual St. Albans Founder’s Day on Olde Main Plaza will be held in St. Albans, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm. We are looking for Vendors, Entertainers, Clubs, Organizations and units that might be interested in participating in the parade that will begin at 10 am on Saturday morning or other groups who might like to join us on Saturday. If you are interested you can locate an application and other information by going to the following website: /index.html. If you have any questions call Margaret Bassett 304-395-0155, Pat McClure 304722-0123 or Ellen Mills-Pauley 304-757-7189 or 304-760-5244. The theme this year is: “St. Albans (Phillipi) and the New State of West Virginia.” Some of our activities will include the following; 7:30 pm Friday, May 10, 2013 – Free Movie – Alban Arts and Conference Center The movie is The Horse Soldier with John Wayne, William Holden and Constance Towers. 8:00 to Noon Saturday, May 11, 2013 - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church “B” Street – Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast. 10 a.m. - Saturday morning, May 11, 2013 – Parade begins – Units assemble in front of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at Sixth Avenue and Park Street. Saturday afternoon – We will be joined by Mary Todd Lincoln (JoAnn Peterson, Kingwood, WV) one of the History Alive Re-enactors from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Leaps & Bounds Early Learning Center accepting Applications Leaps & Bounds Early Learning Center at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, 4122 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Our half-day preschool program is for children 18 months – 5 years. Registration forms are available at the school or on-line at For questions or more information, please call 304-7576073. 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.

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Generous Reward will be given for Stanley’s return

Since March 1, 2013, a beautiful gray and white, 22pound cat has been missing from his home at Teays Valley Hardware Store at Scott Depot, owned and operated by Brad Bogle and his partner Howard Gregory of Teays Valley Builders. This store “mascot” has been a fixture [at the store]for several years. Customers like this beautiful gentle cat and often bring children just to see Stanley and pet him. Shortly after his being reported as missing, someone in the White Pines subdivision reported having seen him. Another person thought they might have seen him around the golf course in the Fraziers Bottom area. Any school or church youth group would be generously rewarded if they can return him to the Teays Valley Hardware Store, which may be contacted at 304757-7225 to report his appearance or to arrange to return him to the store. The same reward would be given to any men’s or women’s group or church missionary group that might locate him. The same reward would, of course, be given to any individual person who might find him and return him to the store. Any person or group finding this unusual cat and returning him to the rightful owner will be generously rewarded. The number to call is 304-757-7225. Your help in locating this missing cat will be deeply appreciated and generously rewarded.

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Clear the Way for Irish Road Bowling at Kanawha State Forest, May 4 CHARLESTON, WV - An outdoor sport linked to Civil War times, Irish Road Bowling is scheduled at Kanawha State Forest, Saturday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. Registration starts near the restrooms across from Rattlesnake Hollow at 12:30 p.m. IRB event starts at 1:30 p.m. For more information about Irish Road Bowling contact Stephen Wallington, 304-638-3224. “This is an exciting opportunity to do something a little bit different in the outdoors and we expect a lot of people to come out and give it a try,” said Kevin Dials, assistant superintendent at Kanawha State Forest. Road bowling events at WV State Parks in 2013 include: April 27-28 – Pipestem Resort State Park May 4 – Kanawha State Forest June 15 – Blackwater Falls State Park

June 16 – Canaan Valley Resort July 21 – Cacapon Resort State Park October 12 – Holly River State Park October 26 – Chief Logan State Park November 3 - Stonewall Resort About Irish Road Bowling Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made out of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a one to two mile country road and see how far it goes! Team events are played with teams of three or four bowlers. Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Find out more about the sport and other events at

Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute Connect to Care Notebook MORGANTOWN, WV- On April 18, the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute's (BRNI) Alzheimer's Outreach and Registry Program, in conjunction with Suddenlink, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), released their new Connect to Care notebook during the Annual Assembly of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians (WVAFP). BRNI, Suddenlink, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and NCTA partnered to provide these free of charge notebooks available to patients through their family physicians. The goal of the Connect to Care notebook is to help patients, their caregivers, and their health providers keep track of important medical information. Suddenlink's Dave Rozzelle stated, "The NCTA strongly believes communication is key to getting patients and their families the kind of support they need and deserve. We are proud to sponsor these notebooks as a way to help families across West Virginia and beyond." The notebook also supplies a list of helpful resources and several sections: Physician & Pharmacy Information, Medical History, Medications & Supplement Lists, Appointments & Notes, Travel Records, Billing & Insurance, Medical Test Results and Advanced Care Planning. "Caring for a loved one with a

memory disorder can be difficult and challenging," says Dr. Shirley Neitch, BRNI's Medical Director. "We hope these notebooks help make that task a little easier for the patients and their caregivers." The mission of BRNI's Alzheimer's Outreach and Registry Program is to offer physicians continuing medical education and tools to aid in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Session topics include: Alzheimer’s Disease Update for Physicians, Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease: The Latest Developments, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia and Palliative Care in Dementia. About the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) is a unique, independent, nonprofit institute dedicated to the study of memory and finding solutions to memory disorders. BRNI was founded in 1999 in memory of Blanchette Ferry Hooker Rockefeller, an Alzheimer's patient and mother of U. S. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. BRNI is operated in alliance with West Virginia University as well as in collaboration with other academic institutions.

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Spring Festival and Talent Show to Hit Main Street By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Main Street will come alive during the city’s first Spring Festival and Talent Contest from 1 to 5 p.m. May 4. The festival will feature fun for the whole family, including singing, inflatables, cotton candy, sno-cones, popcorn, games and other activities. “This is going to be a wonder-

ful event,” said Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards. “It will be fun for everybody, and I’m hoping everyone comes out and enjoys it.” Applications for the talent show are available through the city. The two divisions are split by age: 13 and under and 14 and over. Prizes are $500 for first place, $100 to second place and $50 to third place in both divisions. “This is all part of giving back

to the community, and should be a great day for everybody,” Edwards said. The mayor thanks the City of Hurricane, Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane Floor Covering, Hiestand Insurance, Putnam County Bank, H.M. Hauldren, Henderson Insurance, Dynamic Construction and Graphic Solutions for sponsoring the event. For more information or to register for the talent show, call the city at (304) 562-5896.

State Fairgrounds Giant Spring Flea Market and Antique Show Coming Soon! LEWISBURG, WV - The Giant Spring Flea Market at the State Fairgrounds is set for May 17, 18, and 19, 2013 and space reservations are being accepted. Please note that the deadline for discounts on vendor space is May 10, 2013. The three day market features a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, flowers and

produce, and new and used merchandise. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available and for more information visit or phone 1-(304)645-1090 Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm. The 2013 State Fair is themed "Feel the Magic" and is scheduled August 9-17, 2013. The State Fair

of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.

MAIN STREET SPRING FESTIVAL Main Street May 4th • 1:00 to 5:00

*May Day Flag Pole *Sno Cones *Jupiter Jump *Hands on Activites

*Vendors *Popcorn *Games

Talent Contest First Place $500 Second $100

*Cotton Candy *Concessions *Music

Third $50

Street will be closed! Come enjoy a fun filled day!

Contact Brenda Campbell @ 304-562-5896 or For Talent Applications and Vendor Application City of Hurricane Allen Funeral Home Hurricane Floor Covering

Putnam County Bank Hiestand Insurance H.M. Hauldren

Henderson Insurance Dynamic Construciton Graphic Solutions

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“THE LUSH OF SPRING” Thought for the week: Consider the lilies how they grow; they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not Arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27 (KJV) This is going to be one of those springs, we talk about. How Lush and beautiful all the dogwoods trees, the redbud, just Look, how huge the ground violets and dandelions are; seems even the bees and wasps are larger sized this spring. A lush year, and a predicted, abundant garden crop this year - so get out there and plan yours - how can you go wrong? Did you know that in Lincoln county 6000 people use the food pantry monthly? Thankful we have food pantries. There is grass to be mowed and it is lush too. That’s just spring exercise, keeping it mowed. So when those big wild orange lily’s bloom along the roadside this year, remember I told you so. They are going to be

larger than usual. The birds know, they are so busy surveying and building their nests some place - like on the top of window shutters. But that’s ok, it’s only for a season, this family is renting. According to the DNR of WV, there are more than 300 plus species of birds, inhabiting the state during some part of the year. Some being migrants who passed thru, just spending the winter. There are 21 species of snakes in WV - only two venomous, the copperhead and timber rattler. Snakes have their purpose on earth - eating a variety of small insects, earthworms, rodents, lizards or frogs. They are as frightened of you as you are of them. Genesis - 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon

The Putnam Standard the earth. In history on this day, April 30th 1789 - on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City - George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected president of the United States. 224 years ago. In his speech, he gives credit to almighty God, for His election by the people to guide them. And we took prayer out of school, soon to have ‘’ In God we trust” off our currency, what would our founding father think of that? In history on this day, April 30th 1932 U.S. - The lung disease tuberculosis was becoming widespread; highly contagious. My own father-in-law spent 2 years away from home in a Beckley WV sanatorium, leaving a wife and twin sons, age two years old, to be cared for by family. Did you know each watermelon has an even number stripes on the outside? Each orange has an equal number of sections, and the waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather? And we cannot put all our trust in HIM? Prayer: Thank you once again, Our Father of all, for sending us a new season to enjoy. Amen.

Workshops focus on Managing Environmental Impacts Organizations from across the state can learn more about

“sustainability” and other ways to improve their social,

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economic and environmental performance during two identical two-day Sustainability Workshops at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Charleston headquarters. The free workshops, scheduled June 3-4 and June 5-6, are sponsored by the DEP, the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable and the Sustainability Institute at Bridgemont Community and Technical College. The Sustainability Workshops are designed to bring to-

gether organizations interested in learning more about sustainability and managing environmental impacts, as well as other ways to improve economic, environmental, and social performance. The first part of both workshops introduces the concepts of sustainability and provides an understanding of the economic, social, and environmental impacts the human species has on the planet and potential solutions to those impacts. The remainder of both work-

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shops focuses on an Environmental Management System, a framework that helps a company achieve its environmental goals through control of its operations and environmental impacts. This control will help companies improve their environmental performance, according to Greg Adolfson, DEP sustainability officer. “The EMS itself does not dictate a level of environmental performance that must be achieved; each organization’s EMS is tailored to its own goals and objectives,” Adolfson said. The workshops will be directed and instructed by Adolfson, Sustainability Institute staff, and Jeffrey Burke, executive director of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. Registration deadline for the workshops is Monday, May 13. For more information contact Adolfson at (304) 926-0499, ext. 1332 or

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Christian's Sports Beat: “42” A Great Movie and Inspiration for All

By: Christian Deiss

CHARLESTON,WV - The movie "42," a story of American baseball legend Jackie Robinson, recently came out and I saw it on its opening day. I liked when Brooklyn Dodger Shortstop PeeWee Reese and Second Baseman Eddie Stankey stood up for Jackie. “It’s very important to have great teammates that have your back. It’s important now just like it was important back then for him. It’s always important to know you have teammates in your corner,” said West Virginia Power African American Right Fielder Josh Bell in a recent interview at Appalachian Power Park. Jackie burst onto the scene in 1947, breaking baseball’s color barrier and bringing the Negro Leagues’ electrifying style of play to the majors. He quickly became

baseball’s top drawing card and a symbol of hope to millions of Americans. With Robinson as the catalyst, the Dodgers won six pennants in his 10 seasons, along with the 1955 World Series title over the New York Yankees. He dominated games on the base paths, stealing home 19 times while distracting opposing pitchers with his daring base-running style. Robinson was named National League Most Valuable Player in 1949, leading the league in hitting (.342) and steals (37), while driving in 124 runs. Another thing I thought was exciting about "42" was when Jackie said, “Put a number on my back and I will play for you.” Tripp Keister, Manager of the Hagerstown

Suns told me at Power Park, “It was an important event in our country’s history, not only in baseball but for all society. The integration allowed so many to follow. It was a huge deal for a lot of people and rightfully so.” Jackie earned his spot in Cooperstown in 1962 as part of an induction class, featuring Bob Feller, Bill McKechnie and Edd Roush. Robinson earned election on his first ballot, joining Feller from that year as the first two first-ballot electees by the Baseball Writers Association of America, since the inaugural 1936 Baseball Hall of Fame vote. An important part of the movie was when Dodgers Owner Branch Rickey decided to change the Major Leagues by signing Jackie. Power pitcher and also an African American, Bryton Trepagnier said, “I feel it just paved the way for black American ballplayers, and without him, we wouldn’t be here today.” For Little Leaguers, Keister told me, “Not only Little Leaguers, but people in general can learn that he stood up for what was right and he kept pushing, stayed strong in adverse times, and I think everyone can learn from that -- if you are strong, do what’s right and things will turn out good.” I recommend that everyone should see "42" because it is a Grand Slam!

Governor Tomblin announces Plans for State's 150th Birthday Celebration CHARLESTON, WV - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced plans to celebrate West Virginia’s 150th birthday. The celebration, organized by the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission, will take place at the State Capitol Complex beginning on the state’s official birthday, Thursday, June 20, and concluding Sunday, June 23. “West Virginians still talk about the centennial celebration that took place on the Capitol Steps in 1963. It was a day that made all of us proud to be West Virginians,” Gov. Tomblin said. “This June, our state will turn 150, and I know West Virginians from every corner of the Mountain State will be filled with pride as we celebrate our big day. The events at the State Capitol will be something you won’t want to miss.” The birthday celebration will kick-off with a statewide bell ringing on Thursday, June 20 at

1:50 p.m. The governor will be in Charleston to ring a bell as a part of a ceremony to celebrate the state’s last 150 years. That evening, an outdoor symphony concert will be held on the Capitol lawn. Following the concert, West Virginia history will be brought to life in a special threedimensional film that will be projected directly onto the face of the State Capitol building. The video will conclude with a Zambelli fireworks show launched from the roof of the Capitol. The celebration will continue throughout the weekend. Saturday morning, the Commission will partner with FestivALL to host a parade which will end at the State Capitol where a daylong festival complete with family friendly events will continue into the evening. The celebration will be spread across the Capitol Grounds and will include outdoor concerts, a vintage car show, the Smoke on the Water

Chili Cook-Off, elements of the Vandalia Gathering, history lectures, Civil War re-enactors, sternwheeler rides, West Virginia food and craft vendors, and a giant birthday cake for all to enjoy. Saturday evening, the Capitol building will come to life with another showing of the 3-D film followed by another huge Zambelli fireworks show. The 3-D films, custom-crafted for projection onto the surfaces of iconic landmarks without a screen, are a cutting-edge art form and have become a worldwide sensation. They have headlined marquee events such as the Queen’s Jubilee, where a 3-D film was projected onto Buckingham Palace, and New Year’s Eve in New York City, where the “screen” was the legendary Saks Fifth Avenue. This production will be the first of its kind in West Virginia. To view the full schedule of events, visit:

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens Ramps Recently, I met a lady who was talking about ramps. Now the ramps I am speaking of are the ramps that grow wild, like onions. April is the time to go collect the ramps from the woods or wherever you gather them. She and I agreed on one thing, we don’t like ramps. My sister gave me some ramps many years ago and I will never forget the smell. We took the paper bag she gave to us which had the ramps and soon as we got home, they were out of there, and in the garbage. I realize people are different and many of you folks just love ramps, but I don’t. I have heard they are really good in fried potatoes and other dishes, but I have not tried them. The lady I was speaking with said there is a church in Nettie, West Virginia, which is near Summersville and each year they have a ramp dinner and raise money for their church. She said people come from far and near to eat the delicious ramps. I would think there is a trick to cooking ramps, but I just don’t know how to get rid of the smell. One of my co-workers said her Grandpa ate ramps and came into her house and the smell almost peeled the paint off the walls. He came to church a few days later and she could smell him across the hall. Another story about ramps is so funny. A pregnant lady had eaten ramps a few weeks before delivery and the nurse said when the woman’s water broke, the entire room smelled of ramps and the poor little baby smelled like ramps also. I guess they named the baby Ramp Jr. If you enjoy the ramps, eat on; but I think I will hold off.

Horse and Carriage Parade planned for Strawberry Festival BUCKHANNON, WV - Thousands of spectators and participants from five states are expected to attend the West Virginia Strawberry Festival's second annual Horse and Carriage Parade, set for 5 p.m. May 11. During the festival's "Parade Day," organizers said downtown Buckhannon "will be filled with live musicians and county CEO clubs will have plenty of food and baked goods for sale." A wide array of horse demonstrations, Wild West shows and more will be available to tourists throughout the day in down-

town, organizers said. Participants have a chance at $2,000 in prize money and plaques. There is no entry fee, but all horse owners must present immunization records at registration on parade day. May 12 is the draft horse pull at the Toby Bennett Farm. Both events are part of the 72nd annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival, May 11-19. For additional information, contact the festival association: P.O. Box 117, Buckhannon, WV 26201; call 304472-9036; or visit

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So we're arresting kids for wearing NRA shirts?

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

I never thought I'd see the day where a 14-year-old would be arrested for wearing an NRA shirt. But that's exactly what happened. Jared Marcum, 14, wore a National Rifle Association shirt at

Logan Middle School and was told he had to turn his shirt inside out. He refused and wound up suspended and arrested. He came back to school after his suspension wearing that same shirt. So did about 100 students who turned out to school wearing NRA-theme shirts. God bless those kids. The family has an attorney. Good for them. I am reminded of something Thomas Jefferson said about the amount of tyranny you live under will be the exact amount that you will endure. I'm glad that they choose not to endure it. Schools' reactions to expressions of the First Amendment about the Second Amendment are typically over-the-top. When I was a teacher's aide, many times students – and I'm talking about middle-school age students, in an attempt to get another student in trouble would say “(insert student name here) is talking about guns.” They would say it because they

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believed doing so would get the other student into trouble. That's because even talking about guns actually will get a student in trouble. Making a little gun with your fingers will get you in a lot of trouble. God forbid anybody makes one of those little paper guns from two pieces of notebook paper like we did when I was a kid. I'm not saying that schools are places to be talking about guns and some students can get obsessive about such things, but in general schools' reaction to all things even remotely related to guns is typically excessive and beyond the realm of common sense. I believe, on some level, it is purposefully done. The idea is to instill in students an unnatural negative reaction to firearms – for the rest of their lives, even the sight of a gun will make them very afraid. They have been taught that guns are good for only one thing – killing people. They treat alcohol the same way. Students are taught alcohol is in-

herently evil, as if the only thing that can be done with it is to binge drink. That works for some. For others, it does nothing but make alcohol look cool. When I was going to school in Europe, I was struck by how differently European teens not only view alcohol, but use it. There, it's nothing for a young teen to have a glass of wine with his parents at dinner. Yet, you don't see them drunk. Let's say some teens are having a party with a cooler full of beer and cola. A German teen would be more likely to grab one of the colas than a beer. But here, we treat alcohol much differently with our youth – even to the point where we can send an 18 year old to Afghanistan for a year's tour and when he comes home somehow have the audacity to tell him he's not old enough to drink a beer. Schools having such an unnatural reaction to such things as shirts that mention a firearm only serves to perpetuate this notion that a

firearm is only a killing machine, making it even more attractive to certain kinds of violent students. It squelches the idea that was instilled in me that a gun was a tool, like a chainsaw. You can also kill people with chainsaws, but if you are using a chainsaw that's the last thing that would cross your mind. A major problem that I see here is a breakdown of order at the school. A mass protest among students usually leads to some temporary breakdown of order, a breakdown of control that school administrators have. Now, not only does Logan Middle School have to deal with student protesting, the story has appeared in newspapers, Web sites, and television news across the world. Now, there are lawyers involved. It would have been far simpler to just have let the kid wear the Tshirt. Contact David Payne at

Outdoor Roundup West Virginia's spring gobbler season is underway and runs until May 18, 2013. Biologists say this year's late spring should be helpful for hunters. “Unlike 2012, when spring green-up came early, this year winter is still hanging on and very few trees have leaves out yet,” said Curtis I. Taylor, DNR Wildlife Resources chief. “Therefore, the late appearance of spring will likely increase the distance hunters can hear a gobbler. However, the peak of gobbling occurs near the end of April or early May as hens go to incubate their clutches, so hunters shouldn’t be surprised if they hear more birds at that time. Gobblers will also be more willing to come to calls once hens have gone to incubate their clutches so hunters should continue hunting as the season progresses." Hunters may kill only one bearded turkey per day and are allowed two per season. “While snow has little effect on the gobblers,” Taylor said “it definitely makes it more difficult on the hunters, which was one reason the harvest was down in 2012. Assuming that the weather cooperates and the approximately 65,000 spring gobbler hunters participate, we believe the harvest should improve from last year’s 8,303 to a more typical 9,000 birds.”

Since the early 1980s, the DNR has collected a wealth of valuable data from hunters with the annual Spring Gobbler Survey. This survey has hunters record items of interest by day, like the number of gobblers heard, called in, missed and harvested. Biologists are also interested in other animals seen. The data is tabulated and compared against previous years in a report that is mailed back to all cooperators the next year. Contact Tammie Thompson at 304-637-0245 or download a survey form at An outdoor sport linked to Civil War times, Irish Road Bowling is scheduled at Kanawha State Forest, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Registration starts near the restrooms across from Rattlesnake Hollow at 12:30 p.m. IRB event starts at 1:30 p.m. For more information about Irish Road Bowling contact Stephen Wallington, 304638-3224. “This is an exciting opportunity to do something a little bit different in the outdoors and we expect a lot of people to come out and give it a try,” said Kevin Dials, assistant superintendent at Kanawha State Forest. I'd never heard of Irish Road Bowling until I started writing outdoors pages for newspapers about 10 years ago (state-park news always finds its way on the

outdoors page). It's basically a contest to see who can roll an iron ball the farthest. OK, so it is a little more complicated than that. It's scored like golf, only instead of putting the ball in a hole; you roll it across a line. Whoever can roll it across the line – which is some distance away – with the fewest number of bowls wins. May 4 at Kanawha State Forest. Other Irish bowling events are slated for June 15 at Blackwater Falls State Park, June 16 at Canaan Valley Resort, July 21 at Cacapon Resort State Park, Oct. 12 at Holly River State Park, Oct. 26 at Chief Logan State Park and Nov. 3 at Stonewall Resort. The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will pay $200 cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons who illegally kill or possess a wild turkey. The NWTF also pays a reward of $100 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of persons attempting to kill wild turkeys through the use of bait or who willfully destroy the nest or eggs of wild turkey. The informant's identity will remain confidential. By reporting poaching incidents, the public can make a significant contribution to West Virginia's wild turkey management program, officials said.


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FOUNDATION FROM PAGE 1 been a pleasure working with MCP,” said Tim Salmons, executive director of Coalfield CAP. “Everyone has been friendly, courteous and hard working.” Successful service like this is in Humphrey’s blood. The entrepreneur comes from generations of hard working mothers and fathers. While growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, he watched his parents’ undeniable work ethic and drive. Humphrey took that with him and formed one of the most successful and well-noted mining and construction businesses in the Mountain State. “Hard work is something bred into me – it’s all I know, and it’s something you can’t just turn on and off - it’s just there,” he said. For many, entertainment, outdoor activities and hobbies provide a natural release from a day-to-day job. That is not the case for Humphrey. For the father of three, there is nothing more satisfying than growing his businesses and spending time with his family.

Everything else simply falls into the details of life. MCP has ironically grown through some of the toughest economic times to date. Being financially aware, responsible and thrifty has helped MCP prosper, said Humphrey. “There are three words: aggressive, determined and relentless - we don’t set around and wait on the phone to ring,” he said. “We go out there and get it, and we have a strong marketing campaign.” They say behind a good man is a good woman. Humphrey credits much of the company’s growth to his wife Jennifer. “She is a good partner and also a hard worker - raising three kids and being in business is not an easy task,” he explained. “She’s a big part of our success.” The company aims to hire its own crews. Subcontracting is a last resort. Humphrey takes pride in his workforce. “We have good employees

Cutting above the rest - MCP continues to make its mark on quality service in West Virginia. When many businesses have failed in a stagnant economy, this one has thrived. Courtesy Photo and a solid executive staff that often works seven days a week,” he said. “These people are also big reason our company is successful - they’re truly a great help and instrumental to our success over the years.” The business motto is “We do it all to stay within all your budget needs.” The corporate mission for

MCP is two-fold. “To offer our customers a superior service while giving them a cost-saving solution for their varied projects,” states a company brochure. Humphrey believes in West Virginia values, and therefore hires staff from within the state. “I like to do business with West Virginia companies. We

should all strive to do a little more business with local companies,” he said. “I’ve always had that philosophy and it’s one I believe in, because it truly is good for everyone.” The successful businessman continued,” I would like to see other companies adopt that philosophy - it would make for a more prosperous and better West Virginia.” More than large commercial projects, the growing construction business offers residential work, including roof repair, siding repair, window placements, insulation, electrical work, new construction, steam cleaning, brush clearing, tree cleaning and more. Humphrey looks outside his Teays Valley office window with a formidable determination and drive in his eyes. He will not stop until his goal of running the most successful mining and construction business is met. Even then, he will continue to push above and beyond to serve clients and meet their goals.

West Virginia State Students present Papers at Regional History Conference INSTITUTE, WV - Two West Virginia State University ( WVSU) students presented papers at the Western Pennsylvania Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Conference in Morgantown. Nicole Jones and Ron Starcher are the first two students from WVSU to have their papers accepted for presentation at the regional conference of the national history society. Jones, a history major set to graduate in May, presented her paper titled “The Etruscans: Their Mysterious Civilization

and Influence on Rome.” Starcher, a senior majoring in social studies education, presented a paper titled “The Spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire.” Both Jones and Starcher are active members of the C.E. Jones Historical Society at WVSU. “These students will have a wonderful opportunity to represent West Virginia State University in a positive way and bolster the school's image, especially since this is the first

Cinema Under the Stars is back! The Cinema Under the Stars is back this summer to Heritage Station, with movies planned for the First Friday of each month, May through September. Cost is $1 per person, and the movies begin at dusk, usually about 8:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Friday May 3, “Casablanca.” Friday, June 7, “Ghostbusters.” Friday July 5, “Jaws.” Friday, Aug. 2,“The NeverEnding Story.” Friday Sept. 6, “We Are ... Marshall” Outdoor seating is available, and guests may bring their own blankets or chairs. Popcorn and concessions will be sold. Guests are encouraged to come early to browse through the shops at Heritage Station, which will ex-

tend their hours for the events. Sponsors include Sip Wine Bar, Bottle &Wedge, River & Rail Bakery, Common Grounds, BrandYourself, The Red Caboose, the Heritage Station Shopkeepers Association, Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Marshall University Campus Activities Board. A grant from CREATE Huntington helped fund the events as well. For more information, visit its Facebook page at

time any student from State has ever presented a paper at a Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference,” said Dr. Lois Lucas, History professor and interim dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at WVSU. “We are very proud of them.” Each student was scheduled to make a 15-20 minute pres-

entation in addition to submitting their written papers. The top presentations were recognized at an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 6. The regional conference is sponsored by the West Virginia University Delta Nu Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society.

Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 350,000 members, with approximately 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters.

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Spring Reels in Bass Tournament, Outdoor Events By Justin Waybright

Picture from Left to Right: Row 1: Josie Workman (Trailblazers 4-H Club), Jimmy Young, Edainah Young, Jacob Amory, Kyle Black, Aidan Black, and Brooke Welch. Row 2: Senator Mike Hall, Sophie Sovel, Alisa Grady, Ryan Black, Senator Chris Walters, Senator Mike Carmichael. Eleven (11) Putnam County 4H members proudly represented their community clubs and their county 4-H Program at the 2013 WVU Day at the Legislature. Activities for this event included 50 plus WVU program exhibits, hearing story telling from Adam Booth, a tour of the WV Supreme Court of Appeals, a tour

through the WV Cultural Museum, and being able to witness the beauty and splendor of the WV Capitol building. One of the biggest highlights for 4-H’ers included having the opportunity to meet and speak with our District Senators Mike Hall, Mitch Carmichael, and Chris Walters.

Alex Hult named President of WV Junior College’s Charleston Campus Winfield resident Alex Hult recently was named as the President of the West Virginia Junior College’s Charleston campus. 'Alex is a retired Marine officer who previously managed the Marine Corps’ Professional Military Education policies and Marine Corps University’s graduate degree accreditation program. He has also served as the Chief Operating Officer for a Defense contractor and most recently, upon returning to West Virginia,

as Sissonville High School’s JROTC Senior Marine Instructor. WVJC stated Alex’s hiring represents their commitment to improving both leadership development and soft skills for their students across their associate degree programs. WVJC has campuses in Charleston, Morgantown, and Bridgeport with the Charleston Campus having been originally founded in 1892 as the Capitol City Commercial College.

NITRO - The faint sound of trolling motors echoed throughout town. The second annual Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Bass Tournament began April 20, a picture-perfect Saturday morning. A chilly breeze swept across the river where bass boats floated. At 7 a.m., they raced away from the newly-built Nitro Boat Launch. Event organizers Bill Javins and Kelly Pruett were excited to hold the event once again. “It took us six years to get where we got now,” said Javins. “We’re trying to grow this each and every year.” Fishing in West Virginia is a way of life to many. The sport and hobby provides a soulful experience, explained Javins. “It’s very peaceful and relaxing,” he said. Pruett watched while boats trailed off into the distance. “This feels great, and it’s such a

Reel ‘em in - Fishers compete in the 2nd Annual Nitro CVB Bass Tournament Saturday April 20. Photo by Justin Waybright nice facility, here,” she said. “This is one of the largest in the state.” After the tournament began, Javins, Pruett and others planted flowers and shrubs throughout town for “Adopt-A-Block-Day.” It was one of many events Nitro CVB holds to improve the quality of life in the area.

“It’s all about beautification, and having the community pitch in,” said Pruett. “Our goal is to do this with every street corner.” The next CVB event is Nitro Fairs and Festival Pageant May 4. For more information on upcoming events, call (304) 539-5211 or (304) 721-9800.

Hurricane Lacrosse wins last home game Knockin' them down - Hurricane's Lacrosse team steals the fire from the St. Albans Red Dragons in an 11-1 victory last week. The game marked the home season's end. Photo by Jack Rose of One-Eyed Jacks Photography

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“Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the horrible tragedies of the past months; on this National Day of Prayer, may we all take time to remember those we lost as well as pray for their loved ones.”

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THOMAS "TOM" BALDRIDGE Thomas "Tom" Baldridge, 63, of Hurricane died April 19, 2013, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Alice Blevens; daughters, Melissa and Kimberly; one grandchild; one brother; and one sister. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane was in charge of arrangements. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

CHARLES JESSE BARNETT, SR Mr. Charles Jesse Barnett, Sr., 60, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 17, 2013. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eleanor and was a member of A.O.L.A. He is preceded in death by his father, Basil Barnett; brother, Russel Barnett; and sister, Sheryl Feagin. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Shanon Barnett; mother, Anna Mae Barnett; children, Charles Jesse, Jr. and wife, Dawn Barnett of Texas, Olivia Lynn Smith of Poca, Travis Richard and wife, Christy Barnett of St. Albans, Joel Matthew Barnett of Erie Pa.; brothers, Larry and wife, Wanda Barnett of Ohio, Rex Barnett of Ohio; sister, Phyllis and husband, Jeff Lieberth of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. A tribute to the life of Charles Jesse Barnett will be 4 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the First Baptist Church of Eleanor with Pastor David Panaro officiating. Visitation with family will be from 3 to 4 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home in his name. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home 147 Main Street Poca is serving the Barnett family. Online condolences may be sent to

BARBARA PROCTOR BARTLEY Barbara Proctor Bartley, 61, of Campbells Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness. Barbara was born in Big Mountain (Ward) on January 3, 1952, to the late John and Frona Proctor. She worked at the former Perdue's IGA Store on Campbells Creek. After leaving her job, her main focus was taking care of her grandson, Jakob. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Robin; nephews, Michael and John; brothers-in-law, Claude, Jerry and Crewsie; and sisters-inlaw, Emogene and Janet. Barbara is survived by her husband, Roy Bartley; daughter, Hope (Jimmy) Beasley of Campbells Creek; the love of her life, grandson, Jakob Beasley; sisters, Vickie Walker of Quincy, Louise "Lou" (Glenn) Davis of New Jersey and Ellen (Gary) Smith of Ohio; brother-in-law, Bub Thacker of Pritchard; brother-inlaw, Jody Bartley; sisters-in-law, Judy Crews, Dreama (Cookie) Bartley and Diana Bartley, all of Campbells Creek, and Betty Bartley of Elkview; brother-in-law, David (Sue) Bartley of Culloden; and her special friend, niece, Mary Sizemore of Campbells Creek. A celebration of Barbara's life was held Tuesday, April 23, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Mike Long and the Rev. Fred Christian officiating. The family wants to send a special thank you to her Hospice caretakers, Julia and Ashley. The family requests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311 and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. The online guestbook for Barbara Proctor Bartley can be accessed at

JOHN DOUGLAS BECKNER John Douglas Beckner, 51, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. He was born on October 2, 1961, in Huntington, a son of the late John Beckner and Norma Ballard Beckner, who survives. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Candace Beckner of Georgia and a brother Steve (Suzanne) Beckner of Wayne. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor David Lemming officiating. Burial was at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at

REINHOLD G. BOCK Reinhold G. Bock, 93, of Winfield, passed away Thursday, April 18, at Hubbard Hospice, West, South Charleston. Reinhold was born November 17, 1919, in Germany, and was a son of the late Max and Martha Bock. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Bock; and his brother, Hans Bock. Reinhold was one of the last immigrants to come through Ellis Island, New York and became an American citizen. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, and was a retired welder with Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company. Reinhold was also a member of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Charleston. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Lovejoy and Renee Bock; grandsons, Ron Lovejoy and wife, Marie, Chris Bock and fiancĂŠ, Kendra Meeks; great-grandsons, Devon Lovejoy, Austin Lovejoy, Timothy "Timmy" Lovejoy, Brayden Bock and Landon Meeks; and brother, Karl Bock. Funeral services were held Sunday April 21, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield with the Rev. Rafe Allison officiating. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery, Winfield. Donations in memory of Reinhold G. Bock may be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, South Charleston, WV 25309. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

JOHN L. CRAIG John L. Craig, 74, of Eleanor, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013. He was a 1957 graduate of Buffalo High School and a member of Hometown Independent Mission Church. John was the former owner of Craig's Garage in Robertsburg during the 1960s, worked at Sneaky Pete's Garage in Eleanor during the 1970s and went on to retire as an auto body teacher from the Putnam County Technical Center in 1999. He was an avid car enthusiast, racing fan and a founding member of the Trojans Car Club. He also loved golfing and participating in activities at the church, especially the outdoor drama. John's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and family that he loved so dearly. Born June 12, 1938, he was the son of the late Robert Lewis Craig and Bessie Masel Craig. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Norman E. Craig. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Lee (Shinn) Craig; son, Dale (Virginia Sue) Craig of Marion, N.C.; daughter, Becky (Christopher John Lee) Meadows of Scott Depot; stepdaughter, Barbara Ann (Gary) Tillis of Eleanor; stepson, James Carroll (Melissa) Yost of Freeman, Mo.; brother, Bobby (Teresa) Craig of Fraziers Bottom; sister, Janet

May 4-5,2013 – Page 11 Simonton of (Johnny) Charleston; brother, Paul (Beverly) Craig of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Torie Meadows, Tessa Meadows, Zach (Bethany) Meadows, Dane Meadows, Ashley Craig (Luke) Braswell, Elizabeth Craig, Diana Craig, Cameron Craig, Annie Craig, Jordan Meadows (Mike) Hager, Owen Tillis, Gary Tillis, Travis (Somer) Yost, Shannon Yost, Brittany Yost and Courtney Yost; seven great-grandchildren; and many family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to any of the following: Trojans Car Club, P.O. Box 372, Buffalo, WV 25033; Hometown Independent Mission Church Outdoor Drama Fund, P.O. Box 173, Hometown, WV 25109; Craig-Douglass Cemetery Fund, c/o Paul Craig, P.O. Box 292, Buffalo, WV 25033. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 25, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel with Pastor Darren Persinger and Pastor Bobby Craig officiating. Burial was in Craig-Douglass Cemetery, Leon. Online condolences may be sent to the Craig family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, WV was in charge of arrangements.

JUNIOR ARLEY CURRY Junior Arley Curry, 86, of Culloden, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 19, 2013, at his home, after a long illness. He was born June 2, 1926, in Putnam County, Member of the IBEW Local 317 and attended Church of God in Culloden. He loved gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vonnie Adkins Curry; daughters, Diane (Luke) Stowers and Debra (Jerry) Smith, all of Culloden; four grandchildren Kimberly Ray, Gary Sovine Jr., Sarah McCoy and Jason Sovine; five great-grandchildren, Amber Ray, Rhianna Sowards, Peyton Sovine, Morgan Sovine and Hailey McCoy; and one great-greatgrandchild, Kaylee Hill. Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, at Allen Funeral Home with Elder Robert Burns officiating. Burial was in Harvey's Creek Cemetery. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

JAMES P. "DICK" ESTES James P. "Dick" Estes, 84, of Scott Depot, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Putnam County and he was born on August 16, 1928 to the late Cleve and Clarrie Estes. He was also preceded in death by his son, Paul Estes of Nitro; brothers, Earl Estes of DeLand, Fla., John Estes of Hurricane; sisters, Gladys Short of Hurricane, Marie Casto of Dunbar and Elizabeth Beattie of Ripley. Dick attended Hurricane schools. In 1946, he enlisted into the US Navy. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked for Union Carbide for 19 years. After leaving Union Carbide, he owned and operated several small businesses in the valley including Colonial Carpets and the Buck Stove Store. He was also a builder and land developer. Surviving include his wife Sandy; daughters, Cindy Estes and Dan Bittinger of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Christy Estes of Scott Depot. Also, he is survived by his grandchildren, J. D. Estes and his wife, Courtney of Hurricane, Dustin Schirtzinger of Hurricane, Andi Schirtzinger of Scott Depot, Nick Schirtzinger of Hurricane; and three great- grandchildren, Bryson Murrell, Paxton Schirtzinger and Allison Estes; brother, Carl Estes of St. Albans. Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with the Rev. Charles V. "Sonny" Williams officiating. The family would like to give his caregiver, Terrie Smith Williams, a special thanks for all her love and care. The family would appreciate donations made to your local animal shelter. Online condolences may be made at

LAWRENCE LEE GILLISPIE Lawrence Lee Gillispie, 78, of Hurricane, died Wednesday, April 17, at CAMC-Teays Valley. Born August 5, 1934, in Putnam County, he was a son of the late Jesse B. and Zelma Duncan Gillispie. He was also preceded in death by his son, Stephen; his brothers, Dempy, Hancel, Bill and Homer Gillispie; and sister, Reba Holley. He was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Dustin Gillisippie and Dakota Sanders.

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Page 12 – May 4-5,2013 Lawrence was a former dozer operator for Henson Brothers Construction. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Gillispie; his children, Mike (Debbie) Gillispie, Clinton (Karen) Gillispie, Leoda (Roger McDaniel) Joe Gillispie, Roger (Angie) Gillispie; his sister, Betty Bird of Columbus, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. Jesse Collins officiating. Burial was in the Duncan Family Cemetery, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

BETTY JUNE HAMMONS Betty June Hammons, 80 years young, of Cross Lanes, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 17, after an extended illness. She spent the last two years at home after leaving Hubbard Hospice House in 2011. Her daughter, Karen, has been her personal caregiver during this time with help from Hospice and friends and family. Betty was born June 8, 1932, and grew up in Buffalo, W.Va. She graduated from Buffalo High School and was Miss Bison. She was a long time resident of Cross Lanes and a member of Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. Over the years she was highly active in both church and community activities. Most people remember her as a trusted partner of her husband's Nationwide Insurance business. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Atha and Lorena Tucker of Buffalo; sister, Jerry; and brother, Daymond; and her loving husband of 44 years, James "Big Jim" Hammons. She is survived by her sister, Frances Bawner of Calif.; her son, Jimmy Hammons of Cross Lanes; daughter, Karen and son-in-law, Tim Hogan also of Cross Lanes; grandson, Travis and wife, Deanna Hogan of Poca; grandsons Issac, Eli and Logan Hammons; and great-granddaughter, Gracie Hogan; and great-grandsons, Landon Hogan and Brody Hammons. A memorial service was held Monday, April 22, at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church with Pastor George Webb and Pastor Gary Nelson officiating, burial

was at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. The family requests donations are made to: Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Dr. Charleston, WV 25311. Funeral Gatens-Harding Home, Poca assisted the Hammons family. Online condolences may be sent to

PAUL THOMAS LAVENDER SR. Paul Thomas "Tom" Lavender Sr. 69 of St. Albans passed away Monday April 15, 2013 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born March 8, 1944 in St. Albans, Tom was a son of the late Charles E. and Virgie M. Ashworth Lavender. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Douglas Lavender. He is survived by his son, Paul Thomas Lavender Jr; grandson, Keegan Lavender of St. Albans, brothers, Calvin Lavender of St. Albans and Malcolm Lavender of Port Heron, Michigan and sister, Jean Williams of Hurricane. A graveside service was held Friday April 19, 2013 at the family property on Browns Creek Road, St. Albans.

EUGENIA RAE KARNES McCARTY Eugenia Rae Karnes McCarty, 42, of Milton passed away at home on April 16, 2013. Gena was a daughter of Fred and Elenora McKeever Karnes, born on Nov. 26, 1970, in Huntington W.Va. She was a 1989 graduate of Milton High School, attended Marshall University (where she was a huge fan). She had worked at St. Mary's Hospital in the ER and as a phlebotomist. In addition to her parents, she will be missed by her son, Kevin Jax McCarty of Boone County, and her sister, Kimberly G. Karnes of Milton. Funeral services for Gena were held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Milton United Methodist Church, Milton WV, with Rev. Lynn Cartwright officiating. Burial was Forest Memorial Park, Milton, W.Va. The family has suggested memorial contributions are made in Gena's name to Milton United Methodist Church, 1007 Church Street Milton WV 25541. To leave an online condolence

or memory, please visit m. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane WV was in charge of arrangements.

MARK E. "ETCHY" McCOY Mark E. "Etchy" McCoy, 51, of Eleanor, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at VA Medical Center, following a short illness. He was a 1979 graduate of Buffalo High School and affiliated with the Buffalo Nazarene Church. Following high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and spent the majority of his military career in Anchorage, Alaska. "Etchy" was a kind hearted, compassionate, giving and loving person who will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Born September 21, 1961, he was the son of Earl R.McCoy and Mary E. DeWeese McCoy of Eleanor. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving companion, Pam Loudin of Buffalo; sister, Sheila (Thomas) Hedrick of Buffalo; brothers, Steven (Dawn) McCoy of Eleanor, Bart (Kimberly) McCoy of Rodchester, Minn., Travis (Celeste) McCoy of Jacksonville Fla.; nieces, Sadie, Rebekah and Kiera McCoy; nephews, Austin and Cooper McCoy. Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor with Pastor Sherry Kinsey officiating. Burial was at Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor with military graveside honors. Online condolences may be sent to the McCoy family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor was in charge of arrangements.

MARY ELIZABETH GIBEAUT SPEARS Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gibeaut Spears, 93, of Bancroft, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2013, at Putnam Center, Teays Valley. Mary was born April 4, 1920, in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Dane and Flo Hill Gibeaut. During a visit to the Gibeaut farm in Fraziers Bottom as a child, Mary was given the nickname "Tom" by her greatuncle, Will Gibeaut. She was a member of Poca Baptist Church for 59 years and a member of the Eastern Star. She loved singing in the church choir, reading, her flowers and feeding the birds and squirrels. Most of all she loved spending time with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Spears; brothers, Frank Gibeaut and James Lovell Gibeaut; sisters, Macel Morgan and Jean Lett; infant sister, Lula Ann Gibeaut; and brothers-in-law, B.Y. Lett and Richard Morgan.

The Putnam Standard She will be dearly missed by those left to cherish her memory. Surviving Mary are her brother, Sharkey and wife, Betty Gibeaut, of Poca; sister-in-law, Wanda Gibeaut of Nitro; sister, Josie and husband, Jerry Warner, of Red House; nephew, Richard "Butch" Gibeaut, who lived with Columbus and Mary; and many more special nephews and nieces. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Putnam Center, Teays Valley for their loving care. A tribute to the life of Mary Elizabeth Spears was held Wednesday, April 24, at GatensHarding Chapel with Pastor Mike Derry officiating. Burial was at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family asks that donations are made to Poca Baptist Church in her honor. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Spears family. Online condolences may be sent to

SANDRA IRENE TYLER Sandra Irene Tyler, 74, of Hurricane, passed peacefully Tuesday, April 16, at Putnam Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Kathryn Townsend; grandson, Kevin Lee Miller II; and sister, Nancy Nutter. She is survived by daughters, Nancy (Kevin) Miller of Clendenin, Kathy (Ronnie) Goodwin of Parkersburg and Carol Sue (Johnny) McDavid of Alum Creek; four grandchildren, Carl David (Allyson) Goodwin and Tammy Marie Boggess, Michael (Michelle) McDavid and Mark (Ashley) McDavid; three greatgrandchildren; sisters, Linda (Carl) Grubbs and Donna Carney; brother, Herb (Joyce) Townsend; and family friend, Nancy Myers. Graveside services were held Friday, April 19 at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston with Pastor Randy Ledsome officiating. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek assisted the family. The family requests donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

DORIS R. VAN DYKE Mrs. Doris R. Van Dyke, 83, of Scott Depot, beloved wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully at home on Monday morning, April 22, after a long illness. She was born in Beckley, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, and attended Beckley College. She was predeceased by her parents, Ballard W. and Gertrude Wooldridge Hartley; sisters, Helen Noor and Billie Jean Hartley; and one brother, Jackie, whose ship sank in the English Channel in 1944 during World War II.

Gifted with a kind, affectionate nature who bonded with everyone who knew her well, her sense of humor helped sustain her through many years of debilitating afflictions. She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and calling and visiting with friends and family. She often spoke of others who were undergoing hardships while inattentive to her own suffering, saying, "I am blessed in so many ways, and refuse to feel rained on because almost everyone I meet are rained on in some way." She was a member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church for 35 years. She will be grievously missed by so many who knew and loved her. Surviving Doris are her devoted husband of over 65 years, John B. Van Dyke Jr; son, John B. Van Dyke III and wife, Sheila; daughters, Deborah Raines and husband, Noah, Donna Patrick and husband, John, Denise Pope and husband, Steve, and Tammy Sowards and husband, Dwayne; eight grandsons, Chad and Eric Raines, Johnny Patrick, Andrew Wallace, Casey Sowards and Taylor, Tyler and Brandon Grimm; six granddaughters, Brandi Lopez, Ashley Martin, Kelli Wallace, Whitney Patrick and Jessie and Payton Sowards; four greatgranddaughters; and one greatgrandson. A celebration of Doris' life was held Wednesday, April 24, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Doug Jenkins and the Rev. Dave Lee officiating. Entombment was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family requests donations are made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.

THOMAS E. "FROSTY" WALLS Mr. Thomas E. "Frosty" Walls, 92, of Nitro, passed away April 22, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West. Frosty was the retired owner/operator of Walls Service Station in Nitro and also retired from Kanawha Valley Oil. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Powder City Post 9248 and the American Legion. A month before his passing he was honored to be selected to help blow up the Nitro side of the Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leola Marie Walls; and parents, E.E. "Barney" and Blanche Walls. He is survived by his children, Sandra Lee, Gerry Pring and Connie and husband, Robert Starnes; sisters, Betty and husband, Thomas Kelly, and Helen and husband, Dennie Hoffman; brother, John W. "Barney" and wife, JoAnn Walls; grandchildren, David and wife, Holly Pring, Rob


The Putnam Standard Pring, Michael Thomas and wife, Terah Pring, Courtney and husband, Ken Perry, and Brian Thomas Ford; and great-grandchildren, Lucas Pring, Brooklyn Pring, Kenzie Perry, Kiley Perry and Addileigh Pring. Funeral services, with military honors, were held Thursday, April 25, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Donations can be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Walls family.

PHYLLIS HALL WATSON Phyllis Hall Watson, 80, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, April 16, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born July 20, 1932, in South Charleston, Phyllis was a daughter of the late, Rufus E. and Opal A. Hall. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Roland Shelby Watson; son, David Tawney; grandson, Christopher Tawney; and brother, Rufus "Buddy" Hall. Phyllis retired from Union Carbide Corp. and was involved with the junior achievement company. She was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church, South Charleston, where she par-

ticipated in the choir. In addition, she was a member of the Pythian Sisters, Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America and Order of the Eastern Star South Charleston Chapter No. 131, where she was past Grand High Priestess and past Worthy Matron. She was also active with Curves. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Janice Tawney of Columbus, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki Tawney and Stephen Clair of St. Albans; grandchildren, Raychel Schoenleb, Ryan Tawney, Brooke Tawney, Paige Tawney, Torrey Clair and Sierra Clair; great-granddaughter, Kimora Howard; and sister, Joy Backus of Colorado. Funeral services were held Friday, April 19, at St. Johns United Methodist Church, South Charleston with Rev. Corbet N. May officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Donations in memory of Phyllis Hall Watson may be made to St. Johns United Methodist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans.

JANET SUE WOMACK Janet Sue Womack, 65, of Hurricane, passed away April 20, 2013, after a short illness. Janet

was born March 3, 1948, in South Charleston. Preceding her in death were her parents, George and June Brightwell of St. Albans; and brother, Gary Lane of St. Albans. She is survived by her husband, Robert Womack of Hurricane; daughters, Carolyn A. Porter and Lynn Roberts of Hurricane; brother, George Brightwell of St. Albans; sister, Judy Cook of St. Albans; five grandchildren of Hurricane; five greatgrandchildren; and a multitude of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins spread out from coast to coast. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 25, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane, with the Rev. Edison Hager officiating. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

LOIS GERALDINE BURR WOOD Lois Geraldine Burr Wood, 93, of St. Albans, went on to her Heavenly reward April 16, 2013, while a resident at Valley Center in South Charleston, W.Va. Lois (Gerry) was born March 5, 1920, raised on a farm in Corliss, W.Va., Fayette County, surrounded by five brothers and four sisters. She graduated from Nuttall High School in 1938, married Edward E. Wood in 1939

May 4-5,2013 – Page 13 and had three devoted children Ruthe, Patrick and Barbara. They lived in Rainelle, W.Va., until 1955, when they moved to Charleston. She loved her family, always making a wonderful home wherever they lived. Sadly, Edward died too soon in 1971. She retired twice from Sears, Roebuck working until she was 71. She then met the second love of her life, Elmer Grimsley and they traveled all over the U.S., visiting loved ones and enjoying beach trips with the family until his passing in 2003. Gerry lived by herself till the age of 90, when an extended illness took her independence. She was a resident at Valley Center for almost three years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in St. Albans. She was preceded in death by devoted husband, Edward Wood; her loving companion, Elmer Grimsley; parents, Ryland Dickson and Myrtle Callison Burr; brothers, Cecil, Elson, Eugene, Allen and Weston Burr; and sisters, Phyllis Gunnoe, Zela Marks and Patricia Rogers. She is survived by daughter, Ruthe; son-in-law, David Blackwell of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; son, Patrick of Dunbar; daughter, Barbara; son-in-law, Rodney Holley of St. Albans; grandchildren, Stefanie and Steve Katz of Lake Mary, Fla., Chuck and Pam Blackwell of Ovieda, Fla., Chris Wood of Charleston, Philip

Wood of Dunbar, Robb Wood of South Charleston, Matt and Leanne Holley of St. Albans, Cory and Natalie Holley of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren, Austin and Riley Katz, Sophie Blackwell, John and Chrissy Wood, Jillian and Addison Holley and Reagan and Emerson Holley; and sister, Louise in Red Lion, Pa.; honorary sister, Liz Ramsey of Mt. Nebo, W.Va.; numerous nieces and nephews; and special son and daughter, Mack and Yada Burris of Gainesville Fla., all, who she loved very much. The family wishes to thank all the Staff at Valley Center, who lovingly cared for our mother, especially the North area. Also, Hospice was wonderful to her the last few months and towards the end. Also, a loyal friend and neighbor, Donna Shrewsbury, who remembered her with cards the whole time she was at Valley Center. The family suggests donations are made to HospiceCare and St. Baldricks Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Graveside services were held Sunday, April 21, at Shawver Cemetery, Corliss, W.Va. The family will accept Memorial online condolences at: Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston assisted the Wood family.


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Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~ Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Rev. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road - Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. Buffalo Church of God - Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447. Buffalo Nazarene Church - Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Buffalo Presbyterian Church 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker. Cross of Grace Lutheran Church - 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning First Baptist Church – Hurricane -- Sunday & Wednesday evenings we invite your family to find their niche in our growing Adult & Family Ministries, exciting Youth & Children’s Ministries—featuring AWANA Club on Sunday evenings! For more information find First Baptist Church of Hurricane on Facebook or call 304.562.9281. We are located at 2635 Main Street in Hurricane and look forward to welcoming you. Those not able to make it to church are

invited to tune in Sundays at 9:00 AM to 103.3fm (WTCR) for our pre-recorded program. You can listen on the radio or listen online at Gateway Christian Church Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. Good Hope Baptist Church Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House - Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 .pm; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor: Woody Willard. Kanawha Valley Baptist Church 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone 304-437-3513 and 304-4372740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Lakeview Christian Church 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265. Laywell Church of Christ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Manilla Chapel - Manilla Chapel, Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. SUNDAY: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Buff Creek Road. Hurricane, WV. Service Times- Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday eve. 6 p.m.; Wed. Eve Bible study 7 p.m. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm. All area Churches welcome. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-6172752.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, 25526 (just off the I-64 Winfield Exit 39). Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. (except the last Sunday of the month), 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. and include adult Bible study, AWANA, and youth. Please check our website for special announcements and services: The Rev. Ron McClung is the senior pastor. Telephone 304-757-9110. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Mt. Salem UM Church - 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Otter Branch Church - Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Pine Grove Church of Christ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant- Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Providence Baptist Church Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304586-2832. Redeemer Presbyterian wel-

comes community to Services Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, welcomes the community to learn of God’s love and grace. They meet at Teays Valley Cinema for worship service at 10 a.m. The church’s pastor is Barrett Jordan. For more information, call the church office, 304-757-1197, or check the church’s website at 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. Sousanah FWB Church Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Springdale Free Will Baptist Church - Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 21/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 5625389. Teays Valley Baptist Church Dr. John D. Smith, Pastor. 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-757-9306. Services: SUNDAY - Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.; Evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY – Bible Study and Prayer 7 p.m.; Awana 7:00 p.m. All services are interpreted for the deaf. TV Service on Suddenlink Channel 2, Wed. 8:30 – 9 p.m. Radio Program WEMM 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene - 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Cloth-

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ing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. Way of Truth Tabernacle - 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. Winfield Church of the Nazarene - 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 am; Sunday Praise Service at 6:00pm; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7:00 pm; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304-586-2180. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Winfield Presbyterian Church Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Winfield United Methodist Church Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.

List Your Church As a service to our community we will list your church in our weekly “Time For Service” free of charge as space provides. Just send us • The Name of Your Church • Where Your Church Is Located • The Days And Times of Church Services • Pastor’s Name • Phone Number Simply fax or mail this information to us or give us a call at (304) 743-6731.

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letter of application indicating all physical therapy clinical/teaching experience, philosophy, and research interests, vita and names and contact information for 3 references, in one PDF to: Position opened until filled. Background Check Required. Candidates who are invited for on-campus interview must have official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) forwarded directly to the chair of the search committee by their degree granting institutions prior to the interview. (1tc 4-30 mu)

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HEALTH EDUCATOR (EXT13-0038) - The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) seeks to hire a Health Educator for the WVU County Extension Office. The position will assist in providing Family Nutrition Programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. The position may serve as a resource to assist individuals, partner agencies, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs. High School diploma and 2-4 years’ of work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered for requisites. Competitive salary and benefits package offered. For more information and in order to receive

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Hope Cruises to Local Family By Justin Waybright

BUFFALO - Tricked-out muscle cars and imports shined in the sun during the Cruise-in for Paul Holley Saturday April 20. People across the state with immaculate rides, cruised onto the Buffalo Diner parking lot to provide hope and love for a fellow car enthusiast, who nearly lost his life in February. The sound of tweaked 4-cylinder tuning echoed throughout town while the raw power of V-8 bigblocks shook the pavement at the restaurant. Mustangs, Camaros, Hondas, pick-ups and other custom rides stole the attention and admiration of the crowd. Two months ago, Holley, a Hannan High School student crashed his custom pick-up truck. The accident broke his neck and paralyzed him. Medical bills piled up and put a severe financial strain on his family. But hope came. CL’s Finest and Trojan car clubs hosted the cruise-in to help cover the bills and lift the Holley Family’s spirit.

Cruisin’ for a purpose - Men and women drive their tricked-out cars and trucks to a cruise-in to raise money for Holley’s family. Photo by Justin Waybright Jodi Johnson, remembers the day she got the call that her cousin had been in a serious wreck. “I was heart-broken and shocked,” she said. “It was really sad.” Johnson looked toward the rows of cars and trucks at the cruise-in. She smiled. “It’s amazing how the community came together and helped - it’s incredible,” she said. “It’s great to have churches praying and to receive all the encouraging comments.” Across from Johnson, a man stood by a long row of custom rides. David Withrow, president of CL’s Finest Car Club and owner of a modified S-10, Limo and Brevada was proud to offer a helping hand to

a fellow car enthusiast. “We can help a little bit at least, but we can never ease someone’s mind of what happened,” he said. “We’re always trying to help out the community.” Withrow’s car club holds an annual car show to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. This year’s event is Aug. 24 at CampVirgil Tate. Near Withrow, a young man walked by a shiny Mustang. Steve Winters, president of Trojans Car Club and owner of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1, a 1970 Boss and a 1997 Cobra was happy to have a large turn-out. His club holds charity events often. “We try to choose someone in the

Hope for Paul - Paul Holley stands by his antique pick-up before he wrecked the custom ride in February. The accident paralyzed his body, but his love for cruising was alive Saturday April 20. Courtesy Photo community in a hardship and donate to that person,” Winters said. “It’s great to volunteer and help someone like this.” TheTrojan Car Club holds cruiseins throughout the summer. The next one is 6 p.m. May 18 at Buffalo Diner. For car lovers like Winters and Withrow, cruising is a soulful experience like no other.

“There’s nothing like it,” saidWinters. “It’s a sense of satisfaction.” Withrow agreed. “It’s great,” he said. “Kids see it and you stand out - it’s enjoyable.” The sunset ended the successful event that provided hope and help for Holley. As evening turned to night, the exhaust of custom rides echoed in the distance, a tribute to a fellow cruiser.

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