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Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Farmers’Market now open for the 2012 season

Leslie, Reeder winners in Tuesday’s primary for judge Brown, Lawrence, Hunt lead in magistrate’s race

By Jack Bailey

By Jack Bailey

HURRICANE – The Putnam Farmers' Market has opened for the 2012 season. The Farmer's Market opened last Tuesday, May 1, at Hurricane City Park and will be open this season on Tuesdays and Saturdays through the month of October. The Market hours this year are 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Melissa Lewis, who along with her husband Larry, manages the Market for the 2012 season said that opening day was a good kickoff for the season and featured 10 local vendors. More vendors will join the Farmers' Market as the growing season progresses, she added. Vendors in the Farmers' Market come from within a 50 mile radius of Winfield, Lewis added. One local vendor who was in place for the Market's opening day was Killer Bee Honey of Hurricane. Paul Carbonneau, owner of Killer Bee Honey, said that he was glad to see the Market reopen and anticipates another good season selling honey. He said that last year his bees produced 1,800 pounds of honey and that he was able to sell

WINFIELD – Hurricane attorney J. Robert Leslie won the Democratic Party Primary race for Putnam Circuit Court Judge during Tuesday's election and will face Republican Joe Reeder in the Fall General Election. Running to fill the unexpired term of Judge O.C. Spaulding, Leslie garnered 1,870 votes in the Democratic Primary to 1,668 for Rosalee Juba-Plumley and 699 for David Hill with all 47 Putnam County precincts counted. In a close race on the Republican side, Reeder pulled in 2,724 votes to 2,472 votes for former Putnam Circuit Court Judge Edward Eagloski. The race to fill the unexpired term of Judge Spaulding was one of the few races in Putnam County on Tuesday that featured competitive primaries on both the Democratic and Republican tickets. In other contested races on


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Tuesday in Putnam County, in the Republican Party race for Sheriff, Steve DeWeese defeated Rick Parsons with 3,814 votes for DeWeese to 1,628 votes for Parsons. DeWeese will now face Democrat Bud Lett in the November General Election. Lett was unopposed. In the Republican Primary for Putnam County Magistrate, incumbent Kylene Dunlap Brown was the top vote getter with 2,874 votes. Retired State Police Officer Scot Lawrence finished second in the voting with 2,537 votes while incumbent Linda Hunt received the third most votes with 2,392. Only the top three vote getters advance to the November general election. Finishing with the fourth most votes was incumbent magistrate Kim Blair who received 2,310 votes followed by Lesli Kuhl Forbis with 1,297 votes and Ed Absten with 989 votes. The Democratic Primary for SEE ELECTION ON PAGE 3

Davis, Chafin win Democratic Supreme Court Primary By Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON - Current state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis and attorney Tish Chafin will advance to November's general election in the race for two open court seats. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday with 98 percent of statewide precincts reporting, Davis had 28 percent of the vote in a six-

way Democratic primary, while Chafin had earned 27 percent, according to MetroNews. Circuit Judge Jim Rowe was in third with 20 percent. Davis and Chafin will face Republicans Allen Loughry, a Supreme Court law clerk, and John Yoder, a circuit judge. Davis has been on the court since 1996. Chafin and husband Truman, a member of the state Senate, have a law practice in

Williamson. Davis and Chafin raised more money than any other candidates. The other three were Circuit Judge J.D. Beane, Supreme Court law clerk Louis Palmer and New Martinsville attorney H. John "Buck" Rogers. "I want to thank the voters who have placed such trust in my record on the Court," Davis said Tuesday evening from her

home, where she followed the results. "I consider each vote cast in my favor as a charge to continue to uphold the Constitution and render decisions that are fair, balanced and in accord with the rule of law. "I wish to congratulate those who shared the Democratic ticket with me; the voters of West Virginia had a number of SEE COURT ON PAGE 3


Page 2 – May 7-11, 2012 Updates to Buffalo Heritage Days 2012 May 18th and 19th offers a weekend celebration of Putnam County’s oldest town. Event includes: Military History Weekend with West Virginia National Guard offering a HUMVEE display. Byrnes Battery Company D, an artillery unit from Morgan County, OH, will be on-hand. James E. Marshall American Legion Post 187 out of Winfield will be participating as well. You’re sure to want to stop by the Buffalo Academy Museum while in Buffalo. Academy reunion begins at 1 pm on Saturday. The Historical Society will have 175th Anniversary of Buffalo t-shirts for sale. For more info call Leah Higginbotham at 304-541-0705.

Putnam County Health Fair set for May 12 A number of local government agencies are teaming up to offer the first Putnam County Health Fair on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until noon at Valley Park in Hurricane. The event is sponsored by the Putnam County Commission, the Putnam County Health Department, Putnam County Parks and the city of Hurricane. Admission to the Health Fair is free and many of tests and screenings offered at the event will also be free, according to County Manager Brian Donat. For some tests and screenings there will be a charge. In addition, there will be activities for children including face painting and finger painting. Giveaways and raffles will also be held at the fair. Activities will be spread throughout Valley Park, including inside the Community Center and The Commons (formerly

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Kids Day Out / Fishing Derby When: June 2nd beginning at 8 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. at large shelter Where: Valley Park Ponds in Hurricane. More info: Call 304-562-0518 ext. 10 Free Event with prizes and activities! Putnam County Bridge to Ridge Bike Tour When? May 18th - beginning at 8 a.m. What? 62 and 36 mile ride. Rides start at the Courthouse in Winfield, Rt. 817. For more information, contact Chris Gress at 304-586-9017.

Network Of Women (NOW) Monthly Meeting Date: May 17, 2012 Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Office. About NOW: This committee is led by women in business in the community. Programs are designed to support women in the business community. Typical programs conducted throughout the year are a blood drive, the “Uniquely Me” Program, “Ladies Night Out” and “In the Know”. The group also participates in “Bell Ringing” for the Salvation Army and collected non-perishable food items throughout the year and distributed to the local food pantry to give back to the community. NOW is open to all women working for and with Putnam County Chamber member businesses interested in expanding their professional, personal and social relationships with other women.

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OF GOD When: Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19 Time: 8:00 A.M., Rain or Shine Hot Dogs will be sold on Saturday only. Sponsored by the Women of the Church of God

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

Looking for Book Festival Exhibitors Exhibitors and vendors are being sought for the 12th annual West Virginia Book Festival Oct. 13 and 14 at the Charleston Civic Center. Vendor packets can be downloaded at Visit the website or call 304-343-4646, ext. 246, for more information.

Music lessons offered at Hurricane Studio Music lessons are now being offered at the Main Street Music Studio, 2731 Main Street, in Hurricane. Private lessons are offered for guitar, bass, drums, piano and mandolin. Contact instructors directly for information: Loren Amsbary (guitar, bass, mandolin, drums), 304-208-7508; Bob Brown (guitar, bass, mandolin) 304-3802853; Roger Copen (drums), 304-389-4853; and Valerie Betterton (piano), 304-757-1592.

Swim Classes Available at Tri-County YMCA The Tri-County YMCA continues to conduct SwimAmerica School at the Toyota Aquatic Center. SwimAmerica holds classes for children ages 5 and older Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and

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6:30 p.m. Pre-School SwimAmerica classes for children ages 3 and 4 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information regarding SwimAmerica or for information regarding infant and parent and adult swimming instruction, call the Tri-County YMCA at 304-757-0016 or visit the website at

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 304937-4093, Missy 304-937-3373 or Glenville 304-586-2523.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 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.

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.

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

The Putnam Standard board members Dale Parkins, 304-755-5497; Bernadene Simpson, 304-727-8119 or Teresa Amos Cook, 304-7417959.

Infant Care Classes Once a month, FamilyCare offers a two-hour class to help new parents learn to care and feed their newborn babies. Topics include diapering, swaddling, SIDS prevention, bathing, signs of illness, cord and circumcision care, breastfeeding and more. To register, call Debi Ellis at 304-757-6999, ext. 80, or e-mail

17th Annual Sprin Arts & Crafts Show When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 Where: Nicholas County High School, Summersville, WV Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Admission: By donation There will be 100 booths filled with some of the best Arts and Crafts in the area! Door prizes will be held hourly with the $100 Grand Prize drawing to be held at 2 p.m. – you must be present to win Grand Prize.

Covered Bridge Car Club Cruise-In The last Friday of the month from April through September come out to Perry-Morris Square in Milton when The Covered Bridge Car Club hosts a Cruise-In beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing until dusk. For more information, call Andrew at 304-743-5321 or 304-6540745 or email

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

St. Francis Bingo St. Francis Church at 525 Holley Street, St. Albans holds Bingo every Monday evening beginning with Early Birds at 5pm. Concessions are available. Please call (304) 7273033 for more information.

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COURT FROM PAGE 1 fine candidates from which to choose, and each is to be commended for heeding the call to public service. "Finally, I look forward to a vigorous campaign of ideas going into the fall, a campaign worthy of the office to which we aspire and of the state which we seek to represent. I look forward to continuing to talk with my fellow West Virginians about the good work the Court is doing and how my 15 years of experience and leadership will contribute to continued progress."

ELECTION FROM PAGE 1 the new 8th Senatorial District, which covers parts of Putnam and Kanawha County, featured two Putnam County candidates. In the end, Joshua Martin won his party's nomination with 885 votes in Putnam County to Jennifer Scragg Karr's 533 votes in Putnam County. In Kanawha County, Martin received 3,019 votes to Karr's 2,753 votes. Martin will now face Republican Chris Walters in the fall General Election. Walters was unopposed. In the Republican Party Primary for the new 13th Delegate District, which represents parts of Putnam, Mason and Jackson Counties, Scott Cadle and Brian “Scotty” Scott were the top two vote getters. Districtwide, Cadle received 1,519 votes while Scott received 1,500 votes. Other challengers Nate Westfall and Harold Landers received 862 and 820 votes respectively. Cadle and Scott will now face Democrats Brady Paxton and Helen Martin in the General Election. Paxton and Martin were

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Chafin's campaign celebrated in downtown Charleston at the Embassy Suites hotel. "I am filled with so many emotions right now that it is almost impossible to describe," she said during her victory speech. "But mostly, I am humbled. Humbled by your faith in me. Humbled by the chance to get one step closer to serving on the state's highest court. "This is a victory that was earned with hard work and good ideas. Over the last two years, I have spent a great deal of time traveling the state, talking with people about our judicial system.

"We're going to have a little fun tonight, but it's back to work on the campaign trail tomorrow. Well, maybe after I plant some flowers. "I plan to continue to travel the state and listen to the concerns and issues that people express about our court system. This experience has enriched me as a person and I am sure it will enrich me as a jurist." Rowe, his family, friends and campaign staff gathered at their Charleston headquarters before the judge had to leave to prepare for cases Wednesday morning in Pocahontas County. "There is nothing we could

have done differently," he said. "It just came down to a matter of money. We probably raised more money individually than any of the other campaigns, but we still didn't have enough to get our message out like the others did. "We spent about $60,000 or so on media versus about a half a million by other candidates. It boils down to TV, TV, TV. "We worked very, very hard. We had a lot of dedicated volunteers who worked for us. But this doesn't bode well for individuals who spent a career in the public arena as public servants who want to reach the

highest court in the state. I guess it's just a fact of life these days." Beane watched the results from Parkersburg. "I'm happy for Justice Davis, and I wish Tish Chafin well," Beane said late Tuesday. "Everyone ran a good campaign. I learned a lot. It's a lot different than running locally. It's about getting your name out there. But this is by no means an end for me. "If I do this again, I'll get in the campaign earlier. I'll build on what I've done this time around. I feel like I accomplished a lot."

unopposed. In the Democratic Primary for the new 14th Delegate District, which represents parts of Putnam and Mason Counties, Jimmie Wood Jr. was the top vote getter districtwide with 1,047 votes. Challengers Samantha Fooce and Kermit Beaver Jr. received 393 and 355 votes districtwide respectively. Wood will now face Republican Jim Butler in the November General Election. Butler won his party's primary with 710 votes over John Casey with 552 votes and Darrell Justin Black with 462 votes. In the Republican Party Primary for the new 15th Delegate District incumbent Troy Andes easily defeated challenger Joe Bocook 1,785 votes to 391 votes to win his party's nomination. No Democrat filed to run in the 15th District. In the new House of Delegates 22nd District, which represents parts of Putnam, Boone, Lincoln and Logan Counties, Democrats Josh Stowers and Jeff Eldridge were their party's top vote getters

with 2,757 and 2,329 votes respectively districtwide. Stowers and Eldridge easily defeated challengers Bill Bryant, Ed Triplett and Gloria Triplett and will now face Republicans Gary Johngrass and Michel Moffatt in the fall General Election. Johngrass and Moffatt were unopposed. The race for the Republican nomination for state treasurer also had a Putnam County feel as

two Putnam County residents squared off for their party's nomination. As of Wednesday morning, with 1,829 of 1,844 precincts reporting statewide, Republican Putnam County State Senator Mike Hall was leading Putnam County Assistant Prosecutor Steve Connolly by nearly 10,000 votes, 48,789 votes for Hall to 38,927 for Connolly. The winner will take on incumbent John Perdue who was

running unopposed in his party's primary. Also running unopposed was current Putnam County House of Delegates member Brian Savilla who is running for West Virginia Secretary of State. Savilla will face incumbent Democrat Natalie Tennant in the November General Election. Tennant was also unopposed. For more election results, visit

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MARKET FROM PAGE 1 everything they produced. In addition to the Farmers' Market, Carbonneau said that Killer Bee Honey will soon be able to be found at Halfway Market and The Purple Onion at Capitol Market in Charleston. Another local vendor set up on opening day at the Farmers' Market was Margie Whitt of Windy City Farm in Hurricane. Whitt was offering a variety of plants for sale and said she, too, was happy to see the Farmers' Market open for the 2012 season. Other opening day vendors included Payne's Produce, The Potager, Ittle Bitty Farms, Shady Oak Farms, Margo's Garden, Foster Farm and Mud River Pottery. Last season, the Farmers' Market was open three days a week, but Lewis said that the move to two days a week this year was in response to customer feedback. While the Farmers' Market is open for the season, Lewis said to watch for a few fun events that will allow customers to get to know the vendors who sell their products at the Market better. She said that she is trying to organize a tour of vendor's farms to show interested folks exactly where the food they are buying is coming from.

Paul Carbonneau of Hurricane shows off his Killer Bee Honey on opening day for the 2012 season of the Putnam Farmers' Market. Photo by Jack Bailey She said that this season would also feature a cooking competition on July 24 using ingredients from the Farmers' Market. The cooking competition would be similar in nature to the “Chopped” show that can be seen on the food network, she said. Lewis added that the organizers of the Farmers' Market are happy that the Market is once again at Hurricane City Park. She credited Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards and other city officials for being easy to work with and big supporters of the Market. “If every county in West Vir-

ginia would support their local farmers like this, then every county in West Virginia could have its own Farmer's Market,” Lewis said. Since the market opened in 2009, hundreds of people have stopped by each month to shop, enjoy the entertainment and special activities, and to socialize. Despite fickle weather during the 2011 spring and summer growing seasons, sales at last year’s market improved over previous years. The market won first place in West Virginia in the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Market

Margie Whitt of Windy City Farm in Hurricane was one of the vendors on hand on opening day of the 2012 season of the Putnam Farmers' Market last Tuesday, May 1. The Market will be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Hurricane City Park through October. Photo by Jack Bailey Contest sponsored by America’s Farmland Trust. Lewis said that vendor applications for the 2012 season are still being accepted. They may be found online at In addition to the website, the

Putnam Farmers' Market also has a Facebook page that you can like to receive regular updates. For more information, contact the Market by phone at (304) 300-8995 or by e-mail at Putnam_Farmers_Market

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Inmate gets 41 percent of the vote against Obama By Chris Dickerson

CHARLESTON - A man who sits in a federal prison in Beaumont, Texas, was picked by 41 percent of West Virginia Democrats in Tuesday's presidential primary. At 1 a.m. with 98 percent of the precincts reporting, Keith Judd had received nearly 71,000 votes compared to President Barack Obama's 103,000. In at least 10 of West Virginia's 55 counties, Judd received more votes than Obama. Judd, 53, is a perennial candidate. He repeatedly has ran for president as well as for mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., and for governor of New Mexico. He filed to run on the ballot for president in 14 states in 2008, but only appeared on the Idaho

ballot, according to Wikipedia. Judd is in prison after being convicted in 1999 on two counts of "mailing a threatening communication with intent to extort money or something of value" after he made threats at the University of New Mexico. He was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison. He has appealed his conviction dozens of times, but each appeal has been dismissed. West Virginia Republican Party Chairman Mike Stuart called the results "a remarkable rebuke" to Obama. "While (U.S. Senator Joe) Manchin and (Gov. Earl Ray) Tomblin waffle to hide their support for the President, nearly 40 percent of West Virginia Democrats said they would prefer a convict in a Texas prison over Barack Obama," Stuart said. "The real

shame is that any legitimate Democrat challenger to President Obama would have won and that is the story across the country. "The Democrats have given this President and his radical farleft agenda a free ride to the nomination for a second term. Keith Judd's performance is embarrassing for Obama and our great state." Stuart said Obama's lack of support in West Virginia is a result of his stance on coal. "The people of West Virginia understand that this President has declared war on West Virginia coal and West Virginia jobs," Stuart said. "West Virginians understand that this President must be defeated in November and new Republican solutions put in place to create a stronger, better economy. "How could any responsible

leader in West Virginia support the re-election of a President that is intentionally working to destroy the culture and economy of the very state he or she is supposed to represent. The Democrat Party is completely out of touch with the citizens of this great state. The Republican Party in West Virginia is fighting to build a brighter future for the people of West Virginia and we will deliver results in November." Meanwhile, Stuart expressed excitement for Republican candidate Mitt Romney's overwhelming victory in West Virginia. "The voters of our state are conservative, both fiscally and socially, and they will not support the out of control spending and regulation of the Obama Administration even if the West Virginia Democratic establishment

continues to stand with him after tonight's embarrassment," Stuart said. "We are looking forward to a huge victory for Mitt Romney in November because West Virginia cannot risk another four years of Barack Obama and his Democratic War on Coal. "It is still unconscionable to me that the West Virginia Democratic Party, Nick Rahall and Joe Manchin would turn their backs on the people of West Virginia and endorse Barack Obama. The people of our great state deserve better, and we are 100 percent committed to fighting for the conservative values of all of our fellow West Virginians." The 10 counties that had more voters picking Judd than Obama are Boone, Clay, Gilmer, Hardy, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Tucker, Webster and Wyoming.

First Putnam County Health Fair set for Saturday at Valley Park By Jack Bailey

HURRICANE – A number of local government agencies are teaming up to offer the first Putnam County Health Fair on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until noon at Valley Park in Hurricane. The event is sponsored by the Putnam County Commission,

the Putnam County Health Department, Putnam County Parks and the city of Hurricane. Admission to the Health Fair is free and many of tests and screenings offered at the event will also be free, according to County Manager Brian Donat. For some tests and screenings there will be a charge. Donat said that so far over 40 vendors have signed on to be

part of the Health Fair. Among some of the types of services that can be found at the Fair will be health screenings, allergy screenings, and depression screenings in addition to vendors providing vision and dental information, as well as information on healthy foods and tobacco cessation programs. “There will be lots of health education provided,” Donat

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said. “And there will also be a number of tests and screenings offered that day.” In addition, there will be activities for children including face painting and finger painting. Giveaways and raffles will also be held at the fair. “This is a good way for the health care community to interact with residents of Putnam

County,” Donat said. Activities will be spread throughout Valley Park, including inside the Community Center and The Commons (formerly the Museum in the Community). For more information, contact Ben Newhouse at the city of Hurricane at (304) 562-5892 or by e-mail at

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Protecting our turkeys from the poachers

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

Turning in a turkey poacher could net you a $200 cash reward. The cash rewards are part of a partnership between the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Division of Natural Resources. Basically, it works like this: somebody turns in a suspected poacher, the DNR gathers evidence, makes an arrest. If the prosecution is successful, the

NWTF pays the cash reward. The reward is $200 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people who illegally kill or possess a wild turkey and $100 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who uses bait to “hunt” turkey or for anyone who willfully destroys a wild turkey's nest or eggs. I cannot imagine what kind of low-life would destroy a hen's nest or eggs on purpose, but somebody must be doing it, otherwise there wouldn't be an award for turning them in. The press release I received said “the public is urged to contact their local natural resources police officer or their local DNR district office,” but I don't know why you couldn't call the West Virginia poaching hotline (800) NET-GAME. I applaud the Wild Turkey Federation for all they do. The group was founded in 1973 – one of the founding members was West Virginia's own Wayne Bailey, who was a pioneering giant in wild-turkey management. It has chapters in every state and in

Canada. There are surely many members who read this column. This is one of the many, many wonderful things the federation does to help the wild turkey. This is a wonderful antipoaching program and the federation is also extensively involved in educational efforts. J.A.K.E.S Day in Wood County is one such event, where children are educated about the outdoors, including turkey conservation. This is precisely how we should be addressing poaching issues, socially (or maybe hiring more conservation officers, you'd be amazed to see what vast areas each officer is solely responsible for) and not by denying lawabiding citizens their Constitutional right to bear firearms in the 80 percent of the state that is forested. By law, you are only allowed to have a firearm in the woods during an open hunting season. For instance, if you would like to carry a revolver in an outside holster - where it can be clearly seen - for protection during a remote wilderness camping trip,

too bad. As they would say in Communist East Germany, “das ist verboten!” This obvious exercise of one's God-given, Second Amendment rights is illegal in the People's Republic of West Virginia. It totally confounds me why we gun owners moan endlessly about all these denials of Second-Amendment rights in far-off places like California or Washington D.C., yet are totally silent about the denial of our own Constitutional rights. You can carry such a firearm, if you have a concealed-carry permit. I contend that it is a denial of our Constitutional rights to prohibit open carry – I'd probably quit complaining so much if we were just allowed to carry a revolver or pistol in the woods. Contact your state legislator. Ask them to get the law changed. There has to be a better way to do this. Denying these rights is like combating littering by outlawing driving. If you don't think education can invoke social change, look at what happened with littering. I

remember back in the early 1980s, many, many people littered. Otherwise honest, lawabiding citizens didn't think anything of littering and our roadsides were blanketed with litter. An intense anti-litter campaign that started (I think) in the late 1980s changed that and you don't see one percent of the litter you did 30 years ago. If you are participating in the spring-gobbler season – even if for only one day and even if you see nothing, you should participate in the state's Spring Gobbler Survey. The surveys are conducted each year to determine hunting success (or lack of it), gobbling activity as well as opinions and observations on a variety of subjects. Your participation gives biologists an important tool to manage your wild turkey resource. For more information, contact Tammie Thompson at (304) 637-0245 or via e-mail at Contact David Payne Sr. at

Partnership expanding to Fishing Report improve native trout streams By David Payne Sr.

You can almost hear the native brook trout clapping their fins. On May 4, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced they are expanding the public-private partnership between the two to increase the state's trout population and extend its range. The announcement was made at the South Fork of the Cherry River, where the Plum Creek timber company owns tens of thousands of acres of land in the watershed. With the expansion, the partnership's efforts will work to enhance the quality of nearly 52 miles of streams on Plum Creek land and add two new liming stations– as well as improving water quality downstream in the South Fork of the Cherry River watershed. The South Fork begins in Pocahantas County and flows through Greenbrier and Nicholas counties. “We are very excited to continue and expand the partner-

ship between Plum Creek and the West Virginia DNR,” said Steve Yeager, senior resource manager for Plum Creek's operations in the sate. “Our teamwork has produced remarkably successful results and we hope to breed even more success in the future.” While the mountain streams appear pristine – and in many ways they are – brook trout are very sensitive to the water's pH. The rise in the acidity of streams thanks to acid rain has hampered brook trout populations – or wiped them out – in many of these small mountain streams. Lower pH levels (higher acidity) can result in few fish eggs hatching as well as reducing insect life upon which fish feed. Plum Creek and the DNR have been working together since 1999 to improve water quality on the streams in Plum Creek's timberland holdings. Not all the affected water are small, native trout streams. Some of the waters that benefit are those stocked with rainbow or brown trout. According to the DNR, the

liming efforst have resulted in a three-fold increase in fish biomass in the affected streams. Plum Creek adds limestone sand to the watershed over a period of several months to reduce the acidity of the streams. The DNR conducts regular fish surveys on the streams to measure progress, as well as providing additional limestone sand and managing the fisheries. “As we head into the height of fishing season and with liming just under way for this year, the expansion of the program comes at the right time,” said DNR Director Frank Jezioro. “The longterm efforts of Plum Creek have made a huge positive difference in the surrounding aquatic habitats, and we are glad to help the effort expand.” Plum Creek, a timber corporation based in the Pacific Northwest, owns more than 110,000 acres of timber land in West Virginia. Contact David Payne Sr. at

Beech Fork : level is slowly rising to summer pool. Crappie fishing has been picking up, anglers are catching nice fish around woody structures. Bass are staging in the prespawning areas. Channel catfish are biting on chicken livers and cut bait. Hybrid striped bass and white bass are hitting white lures. For more information, call (304) 525-4831 for more information. East Lynn : Water level is at summer pool. Bass are holding near logs, stumps and fish attracting brush piles and Musky will be found near bush piles and fallen trees. Channel catfish and flatheads are abundant in the lake and can be caught with a variety of baits. Crappie fishing is picking up, try around woody structure. A few walleye have been caught in the lake and tailwater. For more information (304) 849-9861. R.D. Bailey : The lake holds some of the largest spotted bass in West Virginia. They can be found along drop-offs and points extending into the lake at this time of the year. Try plastic jigs, live shad, or crayfish. Best baits for hybrid striped bass are rattletraps, spoons, or white/chartreuse jigs. They are also biting on chicken liver. For more information, call (304) 664-9587.

Stephens Lake : The water is very clear. Fish quietly, carefully, use light line and cast far to improve your chances. Bass anglers are having luck with soft plastics and small crankbaits. The lake is stocked with channel-catfish fingerlings. Many find success using the ‘dipping sponge’ method, fishing it either beneath a bobber or on the bottom using a basic three way river rig. Another trick is to catch small baitfish using a piece of a worm, etc., then cut them up and use them as fresh bait. Many times this will out-fish other bait types due to its freshness. If you use a game fish (bluegill, bass) as bait, you must include it in your daily creel limit. Ohio and Lower Kanawha Rivers : now is the time to fish the tailwaters for some excellent sauger, walleye, white bass and hybrid striped bass fishing. Jigs with minnows are providing some excellent catches; if artificial baits are your preference white and chartreuse are good colors to try. Crank baits imitating emerald shiners and shad should work great at this time of low flow. Blue, flathead and channel catfish fishing will start picking up as the water continues to warm, try fishing in a heated power plant discharge for some early catfish action.



PRESIDENT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 BARACK OBAMA . . . . . . . . . KEITH JUDD . . . . . . . . . .

U.S. SENATOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 JOE MANCHIN III . . . . . . . . SHEIRL FLETCHER . . . . . . . .



2,644 66.99 1,303 33.01 3,347 75.79 1,069 24.21

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 WILLIAM McCANN. . . . . . . . . 625 17.37 DUGALD BROWN . . . . . . . . . 340 9.45 HOWARD SWINT . . . . . . . . . 2,634 73.19 GOVERNOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 EARL RAY TOMBLIN . . . . . . . . ARNE MOLTIS. . . . . . . . . .

3,479 79.48 898 20.52

SECRETARY OF STATE (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 NATALIE E. TENNANT . . . . . . .

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AUDITOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 GLEN B. GAINER III . . . . . . .

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TREASURER (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 JOHN D. PERDUE. . . . . . . . .

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 BOB TABB. . . . . . . . . . . WALT HELMICK . . . . . . . . . JOE MESSINEO . . . . . . . . . STEVE MILLER . . . . . . . . . SALLY SHEPHERD. . . . . . . . .

3,483 100.00 129 3.17 1,342 33.03 459 11.30 729 17.94 1,404 34.56

ATTORNEY GENERAL (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 DARRELL V. McGRAW, JR. . . . . . . JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Vote For Not More Than ) 2 ROBIN JEAN DAVIS . . . . . . . . LOUIS PALMER . . . . . . . . . JAMES J. "Jim" ROWE . . . . . . . H. JOHN "Buck" ROGERS . . . . . . J.D. BEANE . . . . . . . . . . LETITIA "Tish" CHAFIN . . . . . .

3,611 100.00 2,414 35.23 588 8.58 1,240 18.10 281 4.10 299 4.36 2,030 29.63

STATE SENATOR 4TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 MARLA DEE INGELS . . . . . . . . 897 37.96 MICHAEL "Mike" BRIGHT . . . . . . 1,466 62.04 STATE SENATOR 8TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 JOSHUA R. MARTIN . . . . . . . . 885 62.41 JENNIFER SCRAGG KARR. . . . . . . 533 37.59

MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 14TH DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 SAMANTHA FOOCE. . . . . . . . . 22 9.69 JIMMIE WOOD, JR. . . . . . . . . 48 21.15 KERMIT E. BEAVER, JR. . . . . . . 157 69.16



MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 38TH DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 VIRGINIA "Ginny" MOLES . . . . . . 392 100.00 MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 13TH DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 2 HELEN MARTIN . . . . . . . . . 890 48.95 BRADY R. PAXTON . . . . . . . . 928 51.05

MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 22ND DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 2 GLORIA R. TRIPLETT . . . . . . . 157 BILL BRYANT. . . . . . . . . . 101 ED TRIPLETT. . . . . . . . . . 173 JOSH STOWERS . . . . . . . . . 377 JEFF ELDRIDGE . . . . . . . . . 160

16.22 10.43 17.87 38.95 16.53

CIRCUIT JUDGE - UNEXPIRED TERM 29TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT - 2ND DIVISION (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 J. ROBERT LESLIE . . . . . . . . 1,870 44.14 DAVID L. HILL . . . . . . . . . 699 16.50 ROSALEE JUBA-PLUMLEY. . . . . 1,668 39.37 COUNTY COMMISSIONER (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 LEE CASTO . . . . . . . . . .

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PRESIDENT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 RON PAUL. . . . . . . . . . . MITT ROMNEY. . . . . . . . . CHARLES "Buddy" ROEMER . RICK SANTORUM . . . . . . . NEWT GINGRICH . . . . . . .

3,392 100.00

3,269 100.00 0 3,207 100.00

619 11.26 . 3,866 70.32 . . . . . 48 .87 . . 676 12.30 . . 289 5.26

U.S. SENATOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 JOHN R. RAESE . . . . . . . . .

4,479 100.00

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO. . . . . . . JONATHAN MILLER . . . . . . . . MICHAEL DAVIS . . . . . . . . . GOVERNOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 RALPH WILLIAM CLARK . . . . . . . BILL MALONEY . . . . . . . . . SECRETARY OF STATE (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 BRIAN SAVILLA . . . . . . . . .

AUDITOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 LARRY V. FAIRCLOTH . . . . . . .

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4,471 100.00 3,843 100.00

TREASURER (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 MIKE HALL . . . . . . . . . . 3,624 70.73 STEPHEN R. "Steve" CONNOLLY . . . 1,500 29.27 COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 NO CANDIDATE FILED . . . . . . .

ATTORNEY GENERAL (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 PATRICK MORRISEY . . . . . . . .

0 4,024 100.00

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT (Vote For Not More Than ) 2 JOHN YODER . . . . . . . . . . 2,286 ALLEN LOUGHRY . . . . . . . . . 3,295

40.96 59.04

STATE SENATOR 4TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 MITCH B. CARMICHAEL . . . . . . . 3,082 100.00

May 7-11, 2012 – Page 7 STATE SENATOR 8TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 CHRIS WALTERS . . . . . . . . . 1,056 100.00

MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 14TH DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 JIM BUTLER . . . . . . . . . . DARRELL JUSTIN BLACK. . . . . . . JOHN C. CASEY . . . . . . . . .

65 18.06 235 65.28 60 16.67

MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 15TH DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 JOE BOCOOK . . . . . . . . . . 391 17.97 TROY ANDES . . . . . . . . . . 1,785 82.03

MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 38TH DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 PATRICK LANE . . . . . . . . . 586 100.00

MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 13TH DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 2 SCOTT CADLE. . . . . . . . . . HAROLD LANDERS. . . . . . . . . NATHAN "Nate" WESTFALL . . . . . . BRIAN "Scotty" SCOTT. . . . . . . MEMBER OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES 22ND DELEGATE DISTRICT (Vote For Not More Than ) 2 MICHEL G. MOFFATT. . . . . . . . GARY L. JOHNGRASS. . . . . . . .

112 558 431 776

5.97 29.73 22.96 41.34

680 71.81 267 28.19

CIRCUIT JUDGE - UNEXPIRED TERM 29TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT - 2ND DIVISION (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 N. EDWARD EAGLOSKI . . . . . . . 2,472 47.58 JOSEPH K. "Joe" REEDER . . . . . . 2,724 52.42 COUNTY COMMISSIONER (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 ANDY SKIDMORE . . . . . . . . . PROSECUTING ATTORNEY (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 MARK A. SORSAIA . . . . . . . .

3,971 100.00 4,646 100.00

SHERIFF (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 RICHARD (Rick) E. PARSONS . . . . . 1,628 29.92 STEVE DeWEESE . . . . . . . . . 3,814 70.08

ASSESSOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 SHERRY TROYER HAYES . . . . . . . 4,400 100.00 MAGISTRATE (Vote For Not More Than ) 3 LINDA HUNT . . . . . . . . . . 2,392 19.29 LESLI KUHL FORBIS. . . . . . . . 1,297 10.46 KYLENE DUNLAP BROWN . . . . . . 2,874 23.18 KIM M. BLAIR . . . . . . . . . 2,310 18.63 ED ABSTEN . . . . . . . . . . 989 7.98 SCOT LAWRENCE . . . . . . . . . 2,537 20.46 SURVEYOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 NO CANDIDATE FILED . . . . . . .



NON-PARTISAN BOARD OF EDUCATION (Vote For Not More Than ) 2 SAM SENTELLE . . . . . . . . . 5,647 48.42 JACK COYNER. . . . . . . . . . 5,947 50.99 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 68 .58

CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR (Vote For Not More Than ) 1 ELLEN MILLS-PAULEY . . . . . . . 2,647 33.03 JAMES WITHROW . . . . . . . . . 5,351 66.76 WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 17 .21



NANCY CARROLL ATKINSON Nancy Carroll Atkinson, 58, of Leon, West Virginia passed away on April 27, 2012, at Holzer Medical Center. She was born on September 29, 1953, in Huntington, West Virginia, daughter of William Robert Atkinson, Sr., of Leon and the late Dorothy Hudson Atkinson. Nancy was a member of the Carroll Memorial Community Church. She is survived by her father, William Robert Atkinson, Sr.; brother William R. "Bobby" (Kathy) Atkinson, Jr., of Huntington; sister Dora Jan Atkinson of Leon; nephews William R. "Robby" (Michelle) Atkinson III of Barboursville, W.Va., Brandon Atkinson of Barboursville; aunt Rebecca Hudson of Leon. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Anderson Funeral Home in New Haven with Rev. Matthew Dotson officiating. Burial followed at Letart Evergreen Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

PATRICIA ANN BINION Patricia Ann Binion, 78, of Hurricane passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Patricia was born October 25, 1933, in Sophia to the late George and Lizzie Hawley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Binion of Grahn, Ky. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, George Hawley Jr. and Dana Hawley; and a daughter-in-law, Tracy Irwin. As a teenager, "Patty" was a "Murphy Girl," working the candy counter at G C Murphy's Five and Ten Cent Store in Montgomery. She married Elwood

Binion in 1954 and began to raise her family, moving around the country as a Marine wife and homemaker. Patricia worked in a day care center in Jacksonville, N.C., and in retail at the PX in Twenty Nine Palms, Calif., but her lifelong career was devoting herself to her husband and children. When Elwood retired, the two of them enjoyed clamming in North Carolina, and buying and remodeling homes for resale. They later moved back to the mountains of West Virginia, where Elwood continued his woodworking and Patricia took up rug weaving, cross stitch and quilting, and collecting and selling American antiques. Patricia and Elwood moved to Port Charlotte, Fla., in 2000 and survived a trio of hurricanes that swept central Florida. Patricia cared for her husband during his last years as he suffered from Alzheimer's, and she volunteered at the community center. To nearly the end of her life she enjoyed a margarita and doing the jitterbug with her sisters, Phyllis and Gloria Mae. She was an excellent cook, and she was a great mother and wife and is loved by her family and many friends. Patricia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Christi Binion of St. Albans; daughters and son-in-law, Janice and Dale McCleese of Heathsville, Va., and Terri Binion of Orlando, Fla.; and sisters, Gloria Mae Johnson of Brunswick, Ohio, Phyllis Arbogast of Elkins and Dinah Kaye Lacey of Sophia. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Jared Binion (Julie), Jenna Gardner (Chris) and Jeremy Binion and Joseph Hylan and Jack Hylan; great-grandchildren, Cole Binion, Ivy Jewl Binion, Elijah Binion, Laynie Binion, Kylie Binion and Nolan Gardner; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. There were no services at this time. You may send the family an online condolence at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

PAUL LESLIE BLACK Paul Leslie Black, 82, of Hurricane went to be with the Lord and the love of his life, his wife, Anna Louise, on April 24, 2012. He was born May 29, 1929, in Milton to the late Elijah and Stella Cooper Black. Survivors include his sons, Paul M. Black (Lila) of Kenova, Gary Black (Sandra) of Scott Depot and John Black of Hurricane; daughters, Mary Harper (Clifford) of Teays Valley and Anna Saxton (Herb) of Nitro; brothers, Jack Black (Jenny) of Barboursville, David Black (Patty) of Milton and Bill Black (Dorothy) of Milton; sisters, Okal Clagg of Milton, Barbara Carey

(Larry) of Huntington and Wanda Foster (Harvey) of Milton; a host of nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Malicy and Amanda Black of Hurricane and Ashley and Clayton (Aime) Harper of Hurricane; and great-grandchildren, Bronson and Leila Harper. He was preceded in death by brothers, James and Dorsey Black; and sisters, Opal Stewart and Helen Hern. His children would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of Putnam Care and Rehab Center, where he lived the last four years, for the loving care he received. The family would also like to express special appreciation to Dr. Rittinger and nurses, especially Angela Raines, R.N., at Teays Valley CAMC. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements. A service to honor Paul was held Saturday, April 28 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton with Hollis Walter, a dear family friend, officiating. Burial followed in Parthena Baptist Cemetery, Teays Valley. He loved the Lord and loved to sing about him. He loved to wheel and deal. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

FLOYD KENNETH BLESSING Floyd Kenneth Blessing, 42, of Eleanor, formerly of Leon, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 28, 2012, following a sudden illness. He was a 1988 graduate of Point Pleasant High School, and a member of Laborers Local Union #543, Huntington. He was a Christian and loved church, and was a member of the Hometown Independent Mission Church. Floyd enjoyed hunting and fishing, and will be missed by all who knew him. Born May 9, 1969, he was the son of Howard Kenneth Blessing and the late Geraldine Hart Blessing. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wallie Blessing. He is survived by his wife, Tracy Walls Blessing; children, Travis Blessing and Anthony Blessing, both of Leon, Samantha Rogers and Ashley Rogers, both of St. Albans, and Hayden Rogers and Garrett Rogers, both of Eleanor; brothers, Charles Blessing of Mt. Alto and Kenneth Blessing of Leon; and sister, Ida Herdman of Leon. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor Chapel with Pastor Darren Persinger officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Leon. Online condolences may be sent to the Blessing family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of

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MARTHA ROSALEE DUNNAHOE DICKSON Martha RosaLee Dunnahoe Dickson, 99, of Lake Placid, Fla., formerly of Scott Depot, W.Va., passed away April 22, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, Hurricane. Martha was born January 19, 1913, in Palestine, Texas. She was the only daughter of the late John Sullivan and Dell Sellman Dunnahoe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William Dunnahoe and John Dunnahoe. Martha graduated in 1934 from The Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., as a registered nurse, and worked as a registered nurse during World War II at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington. She volunteered in the women's and children's clinic in Putnam County for many years. She was a charter member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church; a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church; and most recently a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lake Placid, Fla. Martha was a direct descendant of a family that settled Tennessee prior to statehood, and was honored as a member of the First Families of Tennessee. She was an expert bridge player, and published many times with "Dickson Wins Again." She was a member of the Sun 'n Lakes Golf Club. Most recently, Martha and Ned were deemed to be the longest married couple in Florida by Worldwide Marriage Encounter for their 75 years of marriage, and recognized in Congressional Record, U.S. House of Representatives, page HB522. Martha is survived by her loving husband of 75 years, Edward Percy "Ned" Dickson; her son, Gary Edward Dickson and his wife, Ramona, of Hurricane; and her grandson, Tyler Edward Dickson of Hurricane. She is also survived by a nephew and six nieces. A memorial service for Martha will be held in Florida at a later date. To share a memory of Martha, or to express condolences, please visit Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

EUGENE DARLINGTON DONAHOE Eugene Darlington Donahoe, 86, of Milton passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Services were held Friday, April 27, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial followed in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Teays Valley. He was born December 27, 1925, in Greenup, Ky., a son of the late Rev. Ottie S. and Agatha Wilkerson Donahoe. He was also preceded in death by a son, Philip Donahoe.

Mr. Donahoe is survived by his wife, Jane Donahoe; two sons, Bill Donahoe and Kinsman Donahoe; two daughters, Martha "MJ" Jenkins and Charlene Mello; two sisters, Hazel Short and Donnie Harrison; six grandchildren, Amy Conrad, Kasey Null, Chad Donahoe, JR Jenkins, Ronnie Donahoe and Wesley Donahoe; and seven greatgrandchildren, Tyler, Kyle, Sophie, Bailey, Samantha, Greyson and Hannah. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

CARROLL FRANKLIN HOFFMAN Carroll Franklin Hoffman, 71, of St. Albans passed away on April 30 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness. Carroll was born on July 14, 1940, in Red House to the late Walter and Marguerite Hoffman. He was a graduate of Poca High School and Marshall University. He was a long time resident of St. Albans and a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Carroll was an avid supporter of Marshall University and active in Kappa Alpha Order, as well as a member of the Kappa Alpha Court of Honor. He was the proud owner of Janda Company and a member of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Charleston. Carroll is survived by his wife, Barbara Ray Hoffman of St. Albans; daughter and son-in-law, Jana and David Raines of St. Albans; daughter and son-in-law, Jada and Tommy Snodgrass of Concord, NC; grandchildren, Regan and William Raines and Eli and Ellie Snodgrass; brother and sister-in-law, John and Linda Hoffman of Winfield; and sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Dan Ingram of Hurricane. The family would like to recognize the many special friends, family members and neighbors who have helped during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Carroll Hoffman to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387-2536, or a charity of your choosing. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 3, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in St. Albans with The Rev. Lorretta Isaiah officiating. Entombment followed at Cunningham Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the Hoffman family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

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a long battle with Alzheimer's dementia at Broadmore Assisted Living, Memory Care Unit, Teays Valley; with her sons, their wives, unit employees and hospice by her side. Born February 18, 1923, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Hattie T. Chaney. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brother, Marshall Chaney; and husband, Wade H. Kelly Jr. Ruth is survived by her brother, Jim Chaney and wife, Marie, of Madison; two sons, James H. Cyrus and wife, Sandra, and Michael L. Kelly and wife, Kathy, all of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Catherine Wildman and husband, Aaron, of Barnesville, Ohio, Diane Deweese of Scott Depot, Blaine H. Kelly and wife, Caroline, of Morristown, Tenn., and Megan D. Johnson and husband, Josh, of Piney Flats, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was a Christian and member of Pine Grove Church of Christ, Scott Depot. Due to her illness she could not attend services, but always loved the Lord and praised his name. She also taught a young woman's class early on at Pine Grove. She was always involved in vacation Bible school and any church activities. She loved singing and was a talented soprano. Ruth was a graduate of St. Albans High School. She worked for Earl R. Shamblin, MD, and Rose McClanahan, MD. She also worked for Sovine Electric and finally worked for Avon The Company for Women, which she loved and excelled in. She loved sports, painting (she was good), reading, walking, flowers, the beach and mainly helping others. Ruth was a true nurturer. Ruth was most proud of her sons and their families. She helped raise all four of her grandchildren and loved doing it. Nothing was better than that and church. Ruth loved people very much and socializing and visiting with them. She had the best heart in the world. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Richard Hayes Jr. of South Charleston for his many years of care. Thanks to the Regency Place and staff during her two year and four month stay. Thanks to Dr. Cynthia Pinson, physician, the memory care unit and great staff of Broadmore Assisted Living during her one year and one month stay and Hospice for their care the last two weeks. Words cannot express the gratitude and thanks for your help. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Minister Steve Fox of Kanawha City Church of Christ officiating and Minister Tim Jorgenson of Pine Grove Church of Christ assisting. Burial followed

in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visit to share memories or to express condolences. Chapman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ERICA ANN GADD LANHAM Erica Ann Gadd Lanham, 32, of Point Pleasant, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Born August 5, 1979, she was the daughter of Patricia Pauley Gadd of St. Albans, and the late Edward A. Gadd Jr. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Thomas Lanham; a son, William Edward Lanham; and a brother, Terry Pauley of St. Albans. Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, at Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor Chapel with Pastor Charles Smith and Pastor Steven Torman officiating. Burial followed in Lively Cemetery, Lincoln County. Online condolences may be sent to the Lanham family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

FLOSSIE MADALEN MAYES Flossie Madalen Mayes, 94, of St. Albans passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Belle's Assisted Living. Flossie was born August 23, 1917, in St. Albans, and was a daughter of the late R.R. Barker and Lillie Mae Watson. She was the owner of M&M Organics in St. Albans and was a former member of the Collis B. Huntington Railroad Historical Society. Flossie attended both Abney Street and Scary Creek Churches of God. In addition to her parents, Flossie was preceded in death by her husband, John Philip Mayes. Flossie is survived by her children, John Philip Mayes II and his wife, Joyce, of St. Albans, and Phyllis Vandale and her husband, Robert Jr., of Scott Depot; her granddaughters, Tammy Griffith and Deborah Barker, both of St. Albans; and her great-grandsons, Brandon Barker and Quincy Bruton. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 1, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Robert E. Underwood officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park. The family would like to give a special thank you to Sharon Daily and the caregivers at Belle's Assisted Living in St. Albans for the care and concern shown toward our mother and grandmother. To share a memory of Flossie or to express condolences, please visit

DWIGHT WAYNE MAYS Mr. Dwight Wayne Mays, 63, of Red House passed away April 30, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Jenny C. Mays; children, Robert Bowers III, Mary Jordan, Kenneth Bowers, Jeff Bowers, Carol Craig, Timmy Bowers and Jackie Bowers; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Dwight was held Friday, May 4, 2012, at Walker Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Harvey Tribble officiating. Burial followed at the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Funeral Gatens-Harding Home, Poca, assisted the Mays family.

JOHN DAVID NELSON John David Nelson, infant son of Brittany Persinger and Kenneth Nelson Jr., died April 24, 2012, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. John David was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers, William R. Blagg, Samuel H. Gillispie, Jim Saunders and John David Nelson. In addition to his parents, John David is survived by his grandparents, Timothy Persinger of Teays Valley, Jennifer and James Pritt of Winfield and Kenneth Sr. and Susan Nelson of Winfield; his great-grandparents, John and Judy Persinger of Teays Valley, Rhonda Miracle of South Shore, Ky., Jim and Daisy Pritt of Winfield, John and Susan Fleck of Red House, Shelia Saunders of Eleanor and Nancy Nelson of Winfield; uncles and aunts, Shannon Persinger of Sulug and Brittany and Emily Nelson of Winfield; great-uncle and aunt, Troy and Tammy Simpson and their son, John D. Simpson, all of Sulug; and several other aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Friday, April 27, at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House with Pastor Paul Boggess officiating. Online condolences may be made by visiting Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 1500 17th St., Huntington, WV 25701. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, assisted the family.

WILLIAM LORIS OLDAKER William Loris Oldaker, 69, of Buffalo passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at his home. He was a retiree of the West Virginia Department of Highways, with 33 years of service. Born September 25, 1942, he was the son of the late William "Beech" Oldaker and Mary Jeffers Oldaker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah "Bootie" Oldaker; infant twin sisters, Sally

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and Molly; and his twin brother, Henry Lowell Oldaker. He is survived by his children, Timothy Oldaker, Molly Sayre and Benjamin Oldaker, all of Buffalo; a sister, Geraldine Hayes of Buffalo; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 27, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo with Pastor Mike Tucker officiating. Burial followed in Kirkpatrick Cemetery, Buffalo. Online condolences may be sent to the Oldaker family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

VIOLET FAYE PALMER Violet Faye Palmer, 91, of Culloden went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2012. She was born February 25, 1921, in Boone County, a daughter of the late Grover and Daisy Hager Stollings. She was also preceded in death by her son, Rex Palmer; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Jim F. Palmer; three daughters, Rebecca Tenney, Shelly Frances Palmer and Beverly Divita; one son and daughter-inlaw, Earl G. and Judy Toney; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 30, 2012, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor Keith Creasy officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

THOMAS RAY "TOM" PARSONS Thomas Ray "Tom" Parsons, 63, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House following a long battle with heart disease. He was a Christian, and a member of the Serenity Club of Dunbar. Tom worked as a cement finisher and was a member of Cement Masons Local #926, Charleston. He loved to musky fish and enjoyed the outdoors. Born February 9, 1949, he was

the son of the late Ray C. Parsons and Margie Blevins Parsons. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Linda Lou Bayes Parsons; daughter, Sandi (Tony) Moles of Nitro; son, John (Gail) Parsons of Liberty; sisters, Libby Hill, Ann Bowling, Tammy Tucker and Carol Hodges; brothers, Jim Parsons, Mike Parsons, Gary Parsons and Greg Parsons; grandchildren, Tyler, David, Dylan and Lachrisha; special buddy, Dale McCallister of Sissonville; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends. The family suggests memorial donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo with Pastor Bob Underwood and Pastor Doug McComas officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo. Online condolences may be sent to the Parsons family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

ROY HARRISON PAULEY Roy Harrison Pauley, 77, of St. Albans passed away April 22, 2012, at Teays Valley Center, Hurricane. He was born June 21, 1934, in South Charleston, and was a son of Clifford Harrison and Gretis Mae White Pauley, who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ronald, Charles Ed and Kenneth Pauley; and stepmother, Easel Pauley. Roy was a 1953 graduate of St. Albans High School. Realizing his desire to continue his education, he enrolled in Marshall University. His commitment was so strong he hitchhiked everyday from St. Albans to Huntington to attend classes. Even more astounding is the fact that he was only late twice upon completion of his bachelor's degree. Roy retired from DuPont with 25 years of service. Upon retirement he was a consultant and forensic expert witness in the field of safety management all over the country and in Singapore. A true milestone in his life was last year when he received his 30 year chip from AA, where he was a sponsor and friend to many. He will be


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lovingly remembered for his sense of humor and his "Donald Duck" impressions. Roy is survived by his wife, Jenny Lyn Pauley of Quero-Cabinque; son, Timothy (Paula) Pauley of Barboursville; daughter, Rebecca (Bobby) Miller of Huntington; stepdaughter, Andy Devilla (Fritz); brothers, Harold Pauley of Concord, N.C., and John Wayne Pauley of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Audrey Webb of Nitro, Minnie Cobb of South Charleston and Linda Soulier of Tampa, Fla.; stepsister, Colene Jarrett of Big Chimney; three grandchildren, Kayla Pauley Wallace, Zachary Pauley and Kaitlyn Miller; step-grandson, Harly Devilla; and a host of nieces and nephews. A celebration of Roy's life was held Saturday, April 28, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Pastor George Webb officiating. Private Family burial followed in Childers Cemetery, South Charleston. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

GERALD "GERRY" RANSOM Gerald "Gerry" Ransom, 83, of St. Albans passed away on April 28, 2012. Mr. Ransom retired from Union Carbide after 47 years of service. He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, a member of Kanawha Chordsman, and sang in the St. Francis Church Choir. Gerry was a Navy veteran, having served in both World War II and Korea, and a member of the Catholic War Veterans. Gerry was preceded in death by his parents, George Otmer and Dessie Pritt Ransom; brothers, George and Ransford Ransom; and sisters, Kathryn Duff and Elener Hill. Surviving are his wife, Angelina "Angie" Ransom; sons, Gary Ransom of Charleston and Greg Ransom of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Cathy Ransom of Charleston; special nephew, Kaven Ransom and wife, Liz. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The family requests memorials in Mr. Ransom's name to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1023 6th Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at St. Francis of Assisi Church with Father Patrick Mc-

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JAMES EDWARD "JIM" REILLY James Edward "Jim" Reilly, 75, of Buffalo passed away on April 27, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retiring with 30 years of service, and was an employee of Century Aluminum, retiring with 30 years of service. He was a 25 year member of the Putnam County Fair Board and a 36 year member of the Kanawha Valley Lodge No. 36 A.F. & A.M. in Buffalo. The most important part of his life was his wife and family, and he loved to give to others. Born January 13, 1937, in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of the late George J. Reilly and Louise Etta Deckman Reilly. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lillian Reilly; son, Patrick Joseph "P.J." (Paula) Reilly of Buffalo; daughter, Vivian Louise "Vicki" (Lee) Brown of Buffalo; grandchildren, Chet Brown, Christa Brown, Emily Reilly and Patrick Reilly II; brothers, Phillip Reilly of Lapeer, Mich., and Frank Reilly of Olean, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of wonderful friends and his beloved dog, Maggie. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Rick Waller and Pastor Larry Mobley officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Memorial Park with military graveside honors by American Legion James E. Marshall Post 187, Winfield, and Masonic graveside rites. Online condolences may be sent to the Reilly family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

MELVIN L. ROBERTS Melvin L. Roberts, 66, of St. Albans passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Hubbard West in South Charleston. Melvin was born July 30, 1945,

in St. Albans and was a son of the late Melvin Lewis and Verdie Gunnoe Roberts. He worked for C.H. Heist Corporation as a highpressure water blaster. Melvin was a Christian by faith and a member of AFL-CIO. Melvin is survived by his brother, William E. Roberts of St. Albans. Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, at Cunningham Memorial Park in the Upper Chapel. The family requests donations are made in memory of Melvin to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 A MacCorkle Ave., S.W., South Charleston, W.Va., 25309. To share a memory of Melvin, or to express condolences, please visit

CARROL L. SELBE Carrol L. Selbe, 81, of Hurricane died at his home on April 28, 2012. Born April 25, 1931, in Blount, he was a son of the late Lester and Icy Selbe. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Calvin, Robert and Roy Selbe. He was a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ, Scott Depot, and was an avid fan of WVU football and basketball teams, along with the Cincinnati Reds. He was employed with DuPont in Belle from February 3, 1962, until February 1, 1992. A graduate of DuPont High School, he served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Connie Peck Selbe; his sons, Bryan Selbe and his wife, Randy, of South Charleston and Charles L. Selbe of Waco, Texas; his daughter, Leigh Ann Harless and her husband, Brian, of Hurricane; his grandsons, Andrew Selbe and Jackson and Dominick Harless; and granddaughter, Sami Jo Sizemore and son, Deven. Also surviving are his sisters, Irene High of Roanoke, Va., Evelyn Bess of Scott Depot, Norma and her husband, Roger Landers, of Hudson, Fla., and Doris Carter of Richmond, Va. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Ministers Tim Jorgenson, Joseph Pauley and George Erwin. Entombment followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Visitation will be held from 6 to

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8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made by visiting The family would appreciate donations made to Surprise Valley Youth Camp, c/o Dick Walker, 602 Poplar Heights Road, Point Pleasant, WV 25550. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of the arrangements.

BARRY ALLEN STEPHENSON SR. Barry Allen Stephenson Sr., 64, of Hurricane died April 27, 2012. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 1, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

BURTON F. "DOC" SWIHART Burton F. "Doc" Swihart, 91, of Huntington passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. Born November 8, 1920, in Lovewell, Kansas, he was a son of the late Jacob Fay and Nellie Grace Marr Swihart. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Alena Alshire Swihart and Eva Mae Haines Swihart; and his daughter-in-law, Connie Ann Dlugos. He was a retired supervisor for C&P Telephone Company; a United States Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of Dunbar Masonic Lodge #159 A.F.&A.M., Scottish Rite and Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, both of Charleston. He was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans. He loved to golf, and was a good friend to many. Doc is survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathy (Steve) Morris of Charles Town; son-in-law, William Dlugos of St. Albans; special friend, Lucille Parsley, and her grandson, Paul Michael, of Huntington; sister, Joan Peters of Scott Depot; nephew, Maurice Swihart of Kansas; and nieces, Linda Hoshaw of Kansas, Cindy Stewart, Robin Young and Tracy Bess. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 28, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. Burial followed in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

CECIL TOMINACK and DONNA LOU TOMINACK Cecil Tominack, 59, and Donna Lou Tominack, 55, of Triadelphia were called home together to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in California. They were doing what they loved, riding their motorcycle. Cecil was born February 7, 1953, in Wheeling, son of the late John and Helen Tominack. Donna Lou was born June 16, 1957, in Charleston, daughter of Donald and the late Rose Ballard. Cecil and Donna Lou were married on August 23, 1975, at Donna's family's home in Hugheston. They were preceded in death by Donna's beloved brother, Denny Ballard of Tampa, Fla.; and their cousins, Harlan Fillinger of Huntington, and Gary "Little" Tucker of Hugheston. They are survived by their children, Jeremy (Alison) Tominack of Wheeling, Olivia (Noah) Litman of Wheeling, and Lindsey (Mitchell) Hastings of Cheat Lake. Six grandchildren will miss their mom-maw and Cecil, Katelynn Rose, Jackson John, Mya Lynette, Lily Rose, Ryder Mitchell, Lyla Rose, and two expected grandchildren due in spring and fall of this year. In addition, they leave behind Cecil's brothers, John (Dena) Tominack of Valley Grove, Ron (Jenny) Tominack of Triadelphia, Chas (Cassie) Tominack of Greenville, S.C., and Tom (Marty) Tominack of Triadelphia; and Donna's siblings, Donny (Becky) Ballard of London, Debbie (Tim) Cyburt of Chesapeake, Va., Dena (John) Tominack of Valley Grove, and Deanna (Kenny) Beck of Teays Valley; and lots of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Hess Shelter, Oglebay Park, led by Pastor Gary Tucker. In the wake of the tragedy, a memorial fund has been established at Valley Harley-Davidson, 1034 East Bethlehem Blvd., Wheeling, WV, in care of Jason Coffield. Online condolences may be extended to the family at


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Earth Wind & Fire to headline Clay Center’s 2012 season SUBMITTED ARTICLE CHARLESTON -- Earth Wind & Fire will headline the fall 2012 Clay Center Presents season. This lineup of entertainment features ‘80s rock, hilarious comedy, local theatre anddance. The fall schedule includes: • Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Sunday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m. – This rock and roll couple emerged during the dawn of MTV with a rebellious, fearless and defiant attitude that broke rules and pushed boundaries. Don’t miss legendary rock superstar Benatar belting out fiery vocals and Giraldo playing fierce guitar as they perform some of the most popular hit singles of the ‘80s including “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “We Belong.” • Philadanco, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. - Elegant yet fierce, Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco) dancers are known for innovative choreography that blends African-American based dance with ballet, jazz and modern technique. Grace, power and energetic skill combine in this fascinating performance that is

p.m.. – Follow meddlesome widow Dolly Levi as she strives to play matchmaker and bring romance to several couples, as well as herself, in this beloved international classic. Featuring favorite Jerry Herman Broadway songs like “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “It Takes a Woman” and, of course, “Hello, Dolly!,” this endearing romantic comedy showcases a variety of local talent.

1970s funk group Earth Wind and Fire will be featured during the 2012 performance season at the Clay Center. Courtesy photo sure to take your breath away. Features the piece “Wake Up,” choreographed by Rennie Harris. • Wayne Brady, Sunday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. – He’s definitely not your typical comedian! An Emmy Award-winning actor, singer, TV personality and improv comedy genius, Brady is best known for his appearance on the TV series “Whose Line Is

It Anyway?” and as the host of “The Wayne Brady Show” and Let’s Make a Deal.” This multitalented performer entertains audiences with an improv comedy show full of laughs, singing and dancing. • Hello, Dolly!, co-presented with Charleston Light Opera Guild, Oct. 26 & 27 and Nov. 2 & 3, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 2

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