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12th Annual Attorney General Darrell McGraw Warns consumers National of Hurricane Sandy’s Effects and Related Scams Miniature Hurricane Sandy and the related storm effects have caused Exhibition major damage to homes and to infrastructure. Citizens can be opening left without power for extended On Sunday, November 4, 2012 the Renaissance art gallery will host an opening reception for the 12th Annual National Miniature Exhibition for artists and the public. Everyone is welcome to come in and see this wonderful and unique art show. With 70 artists, this is our biggest miniature show ever. There are over 200 pieces of fine art ranging from oil paintings to sculptures, all small enough to hold in your hand. The reception will be held November 4 from 2-4 pm in the exhibition room of the Renaissance gallery. The show will run until December 9, 2012. the Gallery is located in the historic Renaissance Building on the ground floor. The Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 8th Street, Suite #20, Huntington, WV 25701; Gallery (304) 525-3235; Appointments: (304) 453-3187 -

periods of time. Governor Tomblin has declared a State of Emergency in West Virginia. With the emergency declaration, additional government services become readily available. Attorney General Darrell McGraw is issuing a warning to consumers to beware of those who will try to take advantage of West Virginia citizens. During State of Emergency conditions, scam artists are always out trying to take advantage of our citizens, specifically in small communities. They come around claiming to assist with repairs and other situations that arise from the emergency condition and end up preying on those who are most vulnerable. Seniors are often victimized by traveling contractors who show up after major weather events, McGraw said. If you’ve been a victim of a scam or excessive or unjustified increases in pricing of essential goods and services during a State

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No Resolution in Sight for Century Aluminum By Christin Daugherty CHARLESTON - Century Aluminum continues to be up in arms with the Public Service Commission over electricity rates. In 2009, the manufacturing plant, located in Ravenswood, WV, was forced to close its doors

after the price of aluminum dropped dramatically during the recession, sending at least 650 workers to the unemployment line. Earlier this year, in an attempt to reopen the plant, Century proposed a 10-year, three-part plan to Appalachian Power to

cover the estimated $108 million per year in electricity it would cost the company to maintain operations. The first part of the plan, approved by the Legislature earlier this year, would use up to $20 million annually in coal severance tax credits that would be

distributed to the power plants in exchange for a lower rate. The second part, states that current AEP customers will continue to pay $17.3 million per year to cover the remainder of the electric bill that was left when Century closed in 2009. A SEE CENTURY ON PAGE 8


Page 2 – November 2-3, 2012 Eleanor Craft Show The annual Eleanor Craft Show will be held on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 9 AM – 3 PM at the Eleanor Fire Department building. Crafters will be set up on the second floor, handicap accessible. Lunch will be available on the first floor. Admission is free. If you are interested in a space to sell your items please contact Linda to reserve your table 304937-3427. Sponsored by the Buffalo Nazarene Church Ladies Aide

Fire Prevention Program planned for Every year many families in our area are displaced from their homes during the holidays due to fire. Sadly, many of these fires could have been prevented. As a service to the community, the Kiwanis Club of Putnam will sponsor a program on "Fire Prevention for the Holidays" with Hurricane Assistant Fire Chief Dana Spade. The program will be about 20 minutes long and afterwards Assistant Chief Spade will answer questions from the public. The public is invited to attend this free program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the First State Bank Community Room located at 3754 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. Use the entrance at the rear of the building.

Art & Craft Sale Lakeview Christian Church at 108 Lakeview Drive will be participating in the Hurricane City Wide Art and Craft Sale on November 3, 2012, from 9 am to 3 pm. Tables are $15 for 8 ft. and $10 for 6 ft, electric is included. A few tables of each size remain. Contact Penny Casto at 304 757 6427 for information and reservations. Hot dogs and baked goods for sale by ladies of the church.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road.

Community Calendar We will screen children ages 21/2 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.

Clay Center Presents Hello, Dolly! Co-presented with Charleston Light Opera Guild, Hello, Dolly! will be presented on Friday & Saturday, November 2 & 3, 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 4, at 2 pm. 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.

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

Charleston Coin Club announces Annual Coin Show The Charleston Coin Club would like to announce their annual Coin Show to be held November 3rd and 4th at the Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV. The show will be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission fee. Dealers from WV, OH, and KY will be in attendance to buy, sell, and trade coins, paper money, gold jewelry, and coal mine scrip and West Virginia Tokens. The Charleston Coin Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Kanawha City Community Center. The meet-

ings start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend these meetings. For more information about the upcoming Coin Show or about club meetings, you can call 304727-4062 or visit website for information about all the coin clubs that meet in the Kanawha Valley.

Call for Crafters!!! Come share your talents… Cross Lanes Methodist Church Craft Day and Bake Sale – Saturday, November 3rd, 9 am – 2 pm. Space - $20.00. Space with table - $25.00. Event also includes Annual Health Fair, sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Cross Lanes. For more information and table reservations, call church office 304-776-3081 or 304-7761362.

Winfield Lions Club building Available to Rent The Winfield Lions Club building is available to rent for showers, birthday parties and other functions. Overlooking the Kanawha River, with an outdoor grilling area and picnic space available, the building is air-conditioned, has a complete kitchen and seats up to 50. For rates and more information, call 304-7555539.

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

Polio Survivors Support Group Meetings The WV Chapter of Polio Survivors Support Group meets at noon every second Saturday at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Meetings are held in the Conference Room, which is located next to the cafeteria. For more information please call 304-7366325.

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

In the Art Gallery at the Clay Center Gallery Divided - A Head-toHead Matchup Between Marshall & WVU Art Faculty - only through November 11 The art gallery is neutral ground for the Mountaineers and Thundering Herd as the creative minds of each school's art faculty compete.

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

2013 Pool Discounts (25% off Wave Pool and County Pool Passes) Now – December 21, 2012 This Holiday Season the Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is giving a 25% discount on 2013 Season Passes. A Great Stocking Stuffer! To purchase Season Passes contact the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Office by December 21 at 562-0518 Ext. 10.

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

Autoimmune Support Group An autoimmune support groups meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at noon. The meeting is held in the upper level of the September House located beside Cross

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Hurricane VFW Auxiliary #9097 Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Post home, 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom.

Free Lecture at the Clay Center “Impressions: Conversations on American Prints and Printmaking” will be held Thursday, November 8, at 6 pm with Linn Meyers, Freelance Artist (Washington D.C.). What is it like to be a working artist today? Listen as Meyers shares her experiences working for The Phillips Collection and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, where she was hired to produce an edition of prints.

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

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 304-5862745.

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

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

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WVSBDC offers Small Business Workshop in Putnam County Register for Nov. 13 session on Business Fundamentals WINFIELD - A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Winfield. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time. The workshop will be held in

the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce building, 5664 State Rt. 34 in Winfield. To register, call Dreama Wolfingbarger at 304957-2083 or email Registration is required at least two days in advance. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Three Step Jump Start helps

entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website, Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for start-ups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential

information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. There is a $35-per-person fee per workshop. After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial

statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services. The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses cost-effective business coaching and technical assistance. The West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Entrepreneur/philanthropist Purdy in B&E Distinguished Speaker Series Nov. 8 MORGANTOWN, WV — A former chemical industry executive turned entrepreneur and philanthropist will appear in the College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series on Nov. 8 at West Virginia University. Verl O. Purdy, a WVU alumnus who was an executive for companies such as B.F. Goodrich Chemicals, FMC Corporation and BASF, left the industry and turned his interests into successful entrepreneurism and philanthropy. A native of Poca, Purdy is a “snapshot of success and a fantastic role model for B&E students,” according to Dr. Jose “Zito” Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean. “Mr. Purdy is a great story, and it would be very beneficial for students, the University community and any interested person to hear him speak,” Sartarelli said. “He was very successful in the chemical industry and was able to continue his interest in business through his entrepreneurial interests. He is also very philanthropic and has a very keen understanding to the funding side of business.” The B&E Distinguished Speaker Series is presented in part by Wells Fargo. Purdy will speak at 10 a.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served to

attendees. Purdy, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., graduated from WVU with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1964 and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina in 1973. After working for B.F. Goodrich Chemicals, he joined FMC Corporation as an area production manager in 1967. In 1969, he joined the BASF group where he played a major role in developing the company into a multi-billion-dollar corporation. While employed at BASF, he held numerous positions before becoming vice president of the Intermediate Chemicals group, a corporate officer, and a member of the executive committee. In 1980, he left BASF to become CEO of Rio Tinto Zinc Chemicals in the United States and Canada. He shaped the company from the ground up into a leader in the chemical treatment industry. In 1984, Purdy established the AGDATA group of companies, now one of the largest agricultural, animal and human health data analysis and marketing companies in the world. Purdy sold AGDATA in 2010 and currently sits on its board of directors. He is also a co-founder of Cadrillion Capital, a closely held private investment firm located in Charlotte, N.C.

Purdy represented the chemical engineering department of WVU in the Building Greatness Campaign where the college raised more than $22.5 million. His generosity and leadership also led to the renovation of the Alfred F. Galli Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory at WVU. He is a member of the WVU Chemical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni and the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was appointed to the board of directors of the WVU Foundation, served as chairman from 2010-12 and continues to

serve on the board. His other roles at WVU include his membership in the Woodburn Circle Society, the WVU Alumni Association, Order of the Vandalia (2011), the Academy of Distinguished Alumni (2005) and the Academy of Chemical Engineers. He was a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Science (2009), Honors Convocation Commencement speaker (2009) and College of Engineering commencement speaker (2007), “A State of Minds” Campaign Committee for the Statler College of Engi-

neering and Mineral Resources, and the National Campaign Committee vice chairman of the WVU “A State of Minds” comprehensive campaign. Purdy’s membership in professional organizations includes the British American Business Council, Habitat for Humanity and the National AgriMarketing Association. He has three grown children. For more information on this event or the B&E Distinguished Speaker Series, please visit

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Spanish Rice & Chicken Ingredients


(Submitted by Becky Ashworth) 1 pkg Spanish Rice-A-Roni 1 can Rotel Tomatoes 1 can French-style green beans 1 lb chicken tenderloin

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions Prepare rice as directed on box, adding tomatoes and green beans. While rice is cooking, cut chicken into pieces and brown. Add chicken to rice and heat thoroughly.

WV unemployment rises to 7.6 percent CHARLESTON -- West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.6 percent in September. WorkForce West Virginia said Tuesday that total employment fell by 3,200. The job losses included 2,100 in the service-providing sector and 1,100 in the goods-producing sector. Total employment has fallen 10,000 since September 2011, including 5,600 in mining and logging. Within the goods-producing

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sector last month, there was a loss of 500 jobs both in construction and in mining and logging, and 100 in manufacturing. Employment declines within the service-providing sector included 700 in leisure and hospitality, 600 in trade, transportation, and utilities, 600 in financial activities, and 100 in professional and business services. The state's unadjusted jobless rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 6.9 percent in September.

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Thought for the week: To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. ECCLESIASTES 3; 1 (KJV) The morning air is fresh, as a heavy fog like light smoke, rises to meet a new fall day. Looking up at the heavenly blue sky, the clouds pass in front of the sun, while it casts a magical shadow sweeping over fields and hills of colored trees, from light to dark to light again. Like a movie scene setting the right light—God is the director and producer this day of His own scene on earth, and we are His actors. I like to write about nature, maybe because of its constant change of seasons and weather, the fall seasons are always most beautiful with its vibrant colors. God paints His world this time of year with spectacular hues, so many, not yet named by man He owns a pallet of unlimited colors, just like His created humans, each with different personalities, such as the leaves no two are alike. We are similar - a tree grows (child) flourishes with leaves of green (youth) spreads its branches (adult) then grows taller, wider and stately (senior). When the leaves peak to their final color, they wave and float gently down to meet mother earth, saying one last goodbye for the season... Such as humans, a new sprig of tree may come up (new generation) as the old tree may have died of disease. A leaf has life blowing and waving thru the winds and rain, storms of snow, days of warm sunshine, like our human span, then saying goodbye to all its living surroundings. As humans, we also live our lives thru seasons of time and years. My husband used to tease and tell the children, God originally created the world and all its contents in black and white, just like the first televisions and then He discovered color. They, with wide eyed wonder believed him until he told them differently. God’s plan of seasons is something to ponder, a definite time for believing. Today would be a good day to take a walk and admire His handiwork, or make a call, or send a card to let someone know you cared and was thinking of them, when you make Gods day, you can be sure He will make yours. God is still in control and all is well with the world... Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for all the beautiful seasons and how you planned our world, as each season changes, it holds a new and different memory... Amen.

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Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy Cadets receive Awards KINGWOOD, WV – The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is pleased to announce that Cadet Travis Roberts, son of Anna Roberts of St. Albans and Timothy Midkiff of Charleston, is the recipient of the Director’s Award for the second Progress Report period for Class 2-12. This award is presented for the best overall performance by a Cadet in all areas of training including leadership, physical training, and academics. The Director’s Award recognizes the self-discipline, service, and enthusiasm it takes to be the top Cadet. Cadet Joseph Burgess, son of Joseph Burgess of Winfield and Anna Burgess of Franklin, TN, is the recipient of the Leadership Award for the second Progress Report period. The Leadership Award recognizes the highest level of leadership obtainable by a Cadet during the grading period. It is awarded for leadership exemplified in either a specific situation or over an extended time. Cadet Tyrone Yates, brother of Paige Marsh of Inwood and son of Kelly Jones of Winchester, VA, was selected as recipient of the Physical Training Award for the second Progress Report period. This award is given to the Cadet with the best performance on the Physical Training Test or to the Cadet showing the most improvement in the area of physical training. The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is a unique, alternative education program that offers an option to high school. This 22week residential program is sponsored by the WV National Guard and is located at Camp Dawson in Preston County. For information on the Academy call 1-800-529-7700 or visit

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County pushes Water Extension By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - The issue of water main extensions dominated the flow of the Putnam County Commission meeting, Tuesday, October 23. Commissioners have pushed this project for nearly two years. Its goal is to ultimately have flowing water to every resident. This goal starts with a total cost of more than $1.8 million to complete for the areas of Custer Ridge, Trace Fork/Mud River and Sigmon Fork. The county is asking West Virginia American Water to cover about $116 thousand of this price tag. The rest of the money will need to be borrowed. Before the ground is broken or any pipes are installed, applications still need completed, as well as the approval from the water company. To gain funding help from West Virginia American Water Company, at least 80 percent of the residents in the three areas of the project proposal must sign a user agreement. Commissioners heard good news Tuesday morning: they have the 80 percent they need. Terradon Corp. representative Jim Nagy told the commission that the county has met its goal for Custer Ridge, Trace Fork, Mud River and Sigmon Fork. “We still have some folks who are hesitant to sign to the agree-

ment,” Nagy said, referring to other areas of the county. “We have to have this 80 percent threshold to move forward.” Commission President Gary Tillis agreed. “You all are doing all you can do, but we can’t make them all sign it,” he said. “It’s our goal to get the water flowing,” Tillis said. “We’re just waiting on the water company to decide on how much they can contribute.” Commissioner Joe Haynes believes West Virginia American Water will aid the county in its efforts. “One thing we have to our advantage is a good relationship with the water company,” he said. Nagy agreed, “In my opinion, I believe the water company wants to get involved in this project, because it’s good for them and good for the community.”

The 1st step for the county is the completion of the West Virginia Infrastructure and Job Development Council (IJDC) application. After this, the commission will continue speaking with water company officials. “They’re not ready at this point to commit,” County Manager Brian Donat said. “But we are going to sit down with them and talk. We all need to agree and have an understanding.” Tillis agreed with Donat. “Let’s maybe get the ball rolling before it gets too late,” he said. “We want to get as much help as we can from the water company, and we want to show that we’re doing our part. We want the county to know that we’re doing all we can to expedite this and get water flowing to these homes as quickly as possible.” Nagy also felt confident that the move to push this project forward and get the water company on board was a good one. “I think we’re going in the right direction,” he told commissioners. Haynes agreed. “Let’s be proactive,” he said. The commission approved the proposal to start the IJDC application process for the project. “I’d like to see you proceed,” Tillis told Nagy. “We’re wanting a good report back from the water company.” “We’re feeling optimistic,” Donat said.

Humanities Council History Alive Program welcomes New Characters CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Humanities Council will add three new historical figures to its popular History Alive! program beginning November 1. Mary Lincoln portrayed by JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood, Eleanor Roosevelt portrayed by Patty Cooper of Parkersburg, and Mark Twain portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton will join the roster of characters. The History Alive! program brings historical figures to life through first-person portrayals by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. The programs provide an interesting passport to the past by allowing audiences to explore history through interaction with important people from history. They are available to nonprofit organizations throughout West Virginia including schools, libraries, museums, historical societies, his-

toric sites, and a variety of civic groups. The Humanities Council pays for the presentations directly and asks host organizations only to cover travel expenses for the presenter if possible. Approximately 200 History Alive! presentations are given each year around the state. In addition to the new characters of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Twain, the History Alive! program

offers Osborne Perry Anderson, Clara Barton, Belle Boyd, Cornstalk, Martin Delany, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Ostenaco, Babe Ruth, David Hunter Strother, and Harriet Tubman. Information on all the History Alive! characters and how to schedule a presentation can be found at or by calling Humanities Council Program Officer Mark Payne at 304-346-8500.

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens

Popcorn I like to eat popcorn and when I think of popcorn, I think of my Grandma Carpenter who lived on Buzzard Creek. I would spend time with her and my aunt Claudia in the summer and we had so much fun. We would wake up in the mornings and the air would be so cool and fresh. My Grandma had no air conditioning but there were trees around the house. The front room, or the living room, was where we sat in the evenings. If it was really hot, we would sit outside. My aunt, who is only two years older than I, would play with our dolls and have pretend houses. We had pretend husbands and kids. We had a blast. My Grandma had a TV and we would sit in the front room and watch Petticoat Junction, The Beverly Hillbillies, Andy Griffith, and yes - Gusnmoke. As we got older, we would watch The Chiller Theater which came on Channel 13. We got such a scare out of that. Scary movies these days make Chiller mild, compared to them. Of all the things I liked most about staying with my Grandma, was her popcorn. She made the old fashioned popcorn with the oil. She had a kettle which she only used for popping corn. She would get the oil really hot, then she put in the corn. In just a few seconds the corn would start popping. Her lid had holes in the top to let out the steam. She would pop and pop the corn until we had a big aluminum dishpan full! We would sit and eat the popcorn until it was gone and the TV show was off the air. I had a hard time staying awake all night, but I knew we could sleep in the next morning. My Grandma has since passed way and I had her popcorn kettle in my cabinet, but every time I looked at it I would start to cry - so I gave it to my Mom to keep for me. The memories I have of Buzzard Creek will stay with me forever, especially the popcorn. Do kids know how to pop old fashioned popcorn? I guess we are all spoiled to the microwave.


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DNR: Time for Hunters to Stand and Be Counted

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

“I can't tell people to write their congressman,” said Curtis Taylor, West Virginia DNR Wildlife Resources chief, “but now is the time for hunters and anglers to stand up and be counted.” It's very rare for a state DNR official to comment on national politics. I've covered the DNR since the late 1990s and I can't think of a single time this has happened. However, these are desperate times. Unless something changes, the West Virginia DNR – as well as the corresponding agencies in 49 other states - is about to lose a great deal of its operating budget. Part of Obama's second-term agenda is the sequestration of a great deal of money that is used for various federal government programs. Obama's Office of Management and Budget itemizes $31 million in Pittman-Robertson

funds and $34 million of DingellJohnson funds (a similar sportsman's tax to support fisheries) to be “sequestered” which basically means “seized” from the U.S. budget. Some items, such as the president's salary, have been made exempt. The conservation funds, however, are not. “The irony is,”Taylor said.“We're talking about this when we should be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Pittman-Robertson Act. This is money that sportsmen years ago asked to be taxed for a specific purpose, because they knew there had to be stable source of money for conservation and education. This money belongs to the sportsmen, not the federal government.” Despite the fact the world was in the middle of the Great Depression, hunters lobbied for the government to tax them to pay for programs to conserve wildlife. Dingell-Johnson came later for anglers to support fisheries conservation in the same way. These are taxes you don't necessarily notice because it's already included in the price of guns, ammunition and other sporting-goods equipment that you buy (the IRS collects from the manufacturers who pass the cost on to you). We sportsmen pay this tax because we agreed – even asked for it – under the condition that these funds be used for conservation. The beauty of these funds was the guarantee. It was something that wildlife-management programs could count on. “We have been building pro-

grams for 75 years knowing that this money would be there and that it would be guaranteed. Then, suddenly, it stops. Then what do you do? You have to reduce programs. You start with the ones that don't hurt as much, but as time goes on, those cuts will get severe,” Taylor said. It was pretty obvious that the plan originated in theWhite House. It's detailed in a report from Obama's budget office, which you can view at Despite this, Obama claimed during the third debate that the sequestration idea started with Congress and he had nothing to do with it. He also claimed sequestration wouldn't happen. Then, right after the debate, Obama told the Des Moines Register that the sequestration would happen and it was part of his plan to get “business” done in Washington. “I'm not here to point fingers,” Taylor said. “I don't care who caused it. I don't care who fixes it. I just want this fixed. They're talking about sequestering this over a period of nine years. In nine years, we'll barely be able to keep the lights on.” The sequestered funds, I suppose, would be unlocked if Congress could find a way to eliminate about a trillion dollars of debt, but that's not going to happen anytime soon, especially with the new cost of Obamacare that will soon come into play. So, officials are preparing for the worst. Taylor said the lights won't get

turned off right away. It will be a slow, but snowballing process. The funds aren't some cash cow the state wildlife agencies can carve off when they need it. They have a maximum allotment of money – it's based on a formula based on how much water (for Dingell-Johnson) and huntable land (for Pittman-Robertson) and the number of licensed hunters you have. West Virginia doesn't have much water, but with 80 percent of the state forested, the Pittman-Robertson funds are significant. The states don't get a check every month, either. To get the money, they first have to spend their own and apply for reimbursement. “You don't get the money up front,” Taylor said. “It’s a very controlled process and it has to be to ensure the money is spent properly.” Under presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, this was a guaranteed source of income. It was considered so reliable that numerous programs were built around it – in fact the modern system of wildlife management and conservation education was built around these funds. Archery in Schools is almost entirely paid for with this money and has taught 25,000 children the discipline needed to become good archers. That program is so vital and so successful it would likely

survive in some form. Other programs would suffer more or be eliminated entirely, Taylor said. “If we keep that program, then some other program has to suffer. There is only one pot of money and it has to pay for everything. Over the next nine years, we'll be lucky to keep the lights on when you take out 40 percent of our operating budget. First thing that goes will be services. We've built all these rifle ranges, but you have to have somebody to pick up trash and maintain them.We don't want to lay a bunch of people off, so going to have to reduce part-time labor like that. One of the first things anglers will notice is cutbacks in the stocking program. We'll have less money to stock fish and less money to feed them. We won't be feeding the fish as much, so we're going to be stocking fewer and much smaller fish.” Taylor said. Once the sequestration expires or is lifted, it's not as though a vast accumulation of money will be available. “We only have two years to spend it (money that will be reimbursed later). Money that is obligated in 2012, we have until 2014 to spend it. After two years, it just goes away,” Taylor said. So, while the wildlife agencies are denied their rightful funding – and don't forget the president's salary is exempted from this – we will still have to pay that tax. That, dear readers, is tyranny. Contact David Payne Sr. at

and three in mid-December in addition to the concurrent hunting during the buck gun season and the late December season. The October season was designed to harvest antlerless deer before the rut, thereby putting less stress on bucks, and removing animals before all of the food was consumed. This would leave additional resources for the remaining wildlife and improve the overall health of the state's deer herd. Squirrels: Hickory and oak mast production have improved, but conditions are spotty. Hunters should try hickory as well as white and chestnut oaks and avoid beech and walnut that didn’t fare well this year. Rabbits: A wet winter, dry spring and wet July have provided excellent cover for rabbits to hide, lead-

ing to increased bunny numbers throughout the state, although much of it dried up and withered during a usually hot and dry August. Harvest should be about average. Raccoon: harvest should be high, especially in areas with good mast production. Spotty oak production and good cherry production will have raccoons scattered in some areas, but concentrated in others. An outbreak of distemper in the southern portion of the state will impact the harvest in that region. Turkey: Harvest should be similar to last year's. Counties with a spring harvest of 0.75 gobblers per square mile or more qualify for a two-week fall season (October 13– 20 and October 29–November 3). These counties include: Brooke,

Hancock, Marshall, Mason, Ohio, Preston and Wood counties. Counties with a spring harvest of 0.5 gobblers per square mile up to 0.74 per square mile are eligible for a one-week fall season (October 13–20). These counties include: Putnam, Cabell, as well as Barbour, Calhoun, Harrison, Jackson, Marion, Monongalia, Pleasants, Summers, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel and Wirt counties. Grouse: A mild winter with an early and mild spring helped grouse survival as well as turkey. Black cherry, dogwood and sassafras mast are greatly improved over last year but the spotty conditions may concentrate the birds into very localized areas. Contact David Payne Sr. via email at

Hunting Forecast While not expecting a record year by any means, biologists expect this year's deer harvest to be slightly larger than last year's. Deer reproduction in 2011 was strong and herd survival during the mild 2011-2012 winter, should provide plenty of adult deer for hunters to harvest. This year's mast production was high, but somewhat spotty, which is good news for hunters. Better than average mast conditions, especially with white or chestnut oak acorns, typically leads to a decrease in the deer archery seasons as deer don't have to move very far (and thus encounter hunters) for food. However, because these conditions are very spotty, hunters who do some scouting beforehand should enjoy success. The deer archery season has

also been extended by one week and opened in late September instead of the traditional mid-October, which should help provide a high harvest. The buck harvest should be higher than last year's. Strong mast production in 2010, coupled with the mild winter last year should provide older, larger bucks for hunters. The antlerless harvest should be slightly higher this year. Some counties will also have an increased bag limits. Hunters in some counties will be required to harvest an antlerless deer before harvesting a second buck, which biologists hope will increase the antlerless harvest in those counties. The season structure also changed in 2012 with a spilt in the traditional antlerless season to now include three days in October


The Putnam Standard Across 1. Breeding stallions 6. Disney’s flying elephant 11. Dash lengths 14. ___ four 15. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (acronym) 16. Copy cats? 17. Lustrous rainbowlike play of color 19. Bleat 20. Prisoners on the loose 21. Occupant 23. Clerics ranking just below a priest 24. 2010 crossword hamp 25. “For shame!” 26. Unmixed lineage 29. Blue eyes or baldness, e.g. 32. Member of strict Orthodox Jewish sect 33. ___ king 34. Brass component 35. “M*A*S*H” setting 36. Boris Godunov, for one 37. Absorbed, as a cost 38. Cliffside dwelling 39. “It ___ All Velvet” (Mel Torme autobiography) 40. Showing no regard for danger 42. More, in Madrid 43. Remarkable thing 44. Shaped like an open hand

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48. Drunk, in slang 50. ___ goods 51. “Dig in!” 52. Excessively arrogant 54. “The Three Faces of ___“ 55. Sprite flavor 56. Dentist’s direction 57. ___ de deux 58. “___ Along the Mohawk,” novel 59. More profoundly wise

Down 1. Caught a glimpse of 2. Breviloquent 3. Ancient city NW of Carthage 4. Instructive 5. Go outside for a short time (2 wds) 6. Carps, for one 7. A Swiss army knife has lots of them 8. Checkers, e.g. 9. Microorganisms 10. ___ Jacks are wild (2 wds) 11. Disconcert 12. Aim 13. Belt 18. Dispatched 22. Colo. neighbor 24. Colored warning flare 26. Romeo’s rival 27. Brio

28. Blowgun ammo 29. Russian emperor 30. Baptism, for one 31. Short accounts of humorous incidents 32. Merry-go-round figure, to a child 35. Collapse (2 wds)

36. Island SE of Australia 38. In sum 39. Non-running footracers 41. Do-it-yourselfer’s purchase 42. Defensive spray 44. King protectors

45. Getting on 46. Perfect, e.g. 47. Garden tool 48. Page 49. ___ lamp 50. High school dance 53. Australian runner

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CHH Breast Health Center Adds Next Level of Breast Imaging with 3D Mammography HUNTINGTON – Women who undergo routine mammograms at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them. Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Breast Health Center now offers patients the Selenia® Dimensions® 3D digital mammography system from Hologic. The Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center is Huntington’s only breast center accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers to offer this advanced technology. The Selenia system provides patients with the next level in breast imaging — tomosynthesis — a breakthrough technology poised to revolutionize how breast cancer is detected today. Breast tomosynthesis helps physicians identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. Breast cancer screening with 3D digital mammography offers an exceptional diagnostic tool for physicians that supports more confident diagnoses and saves valuable time, reducing the need for callbacks for additional imaging and can help patients get results more quickly. During a tomosynthesis exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different an-

gles. These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick image “slices” that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast. By offering women the latest technology in mammography, the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center hopes to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. To schedule a 3D digital mammogram at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center, please call 304-526-2270. Cabell Huntington Hospital is a 303-bed academic medical center located in Huntington, West Virginia. Cabell Huntington cares for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. Opened in 1956, it is a teaching hospital and is affiliated with Marshall University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

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CENTURY FROM PAGE 1 $2.7 million contribution from AEP’s shareholders is also included in the second part of the proposal, bringing the total to $20 million for this section as well. The third and perhaps most contentious part of the proposal, calls for AEP customers to absorb even more of the company’s power debt, should the price of aluminum fall. The consequence: the lower the price for aluminum, the higher the price on the consumer’s electric bill. According to AEP’s calculations, if the price of aluminum remains where it is now, at around $1,957 per ton, current customers will see an increase of $12.65 on their monthly bill. This equals out to be an estimated $61.5 million per year that residents would pay in order to keep the manufacturing plant running. However, if the price of aluminum falls, the increase would be even more. AEP expressed their concerns with the proposal to the state Public Service Commission, urging that Century’s plan provides no protection for consumers. The amount of debt that could be dumped onto the laps of fellow AEP customers is infinite. The power company asked for a clear-cut limit to be put on the amount that other customers would have to pay. The PSC presented a counteroffer to Century, essentially

eliminating the third part of the proposal, while still allowing them to receive a rate structure that would rise and fall with the price of aluminum, as well as the $40 million a year in tax credits. The main difference in this revised version of the proposal is that, regardless of the price of aluminum, the company would be responsible to make up any difference they owed, eliminating the burden on consumers. Yet, Century Aluminum still feels that this is not enough to get them back on their feet. Earlier this month, the company announced that it will not be able to reopen with the special rate structure outlined in the PSC’s proposal. Century will have until Oct.26 to file a peti-

tion with the PSC to reconsider their 70-page decision. While the future of this company is still uncertain, one thing is: more than 650 workers in Ravenswood are still jobless. Add this problem to the cost of rising electricity rates, even without consumers having to pay more to keep Century Aluminum afloat, and there could be even more headaches for residents. Ravenswood Mayor Michael Ihle stated while “West Virginians have a vested interested in the restarting of what has been one of the region’s largest employers, the PSC must respect the equal rights of all citizens and guard against the temptation to ask other ratepayers to provide cooperate welfare.”

West Virginia Division of Culture and History Invites Quilters to Make Handmade Squares for a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, in partnership with the West Virginia CivilWar Sesquicentennial

Commission, is inviting quilters from across the state to help make a WestVirginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt.

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The quilt is to be made up of 55 squares, with a handmade square representing each of the state’s counties.The finished quilt will be a feature of theWestVirginia Division of Culture and History’sWV150 display, which will be exhibited at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in 2013. “Quilting is such an integral part of life and heritage in West Virginia that we want to showcase one in our Sesquicentennial exhibit and preserve it with the other wonderful heritage quilts in our State Museum collection,” said Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of theWestVirginia Division of Culture and History. “Since we are commemorating our statehood, we think having a square to represent each county is a fitting tribute to the fine handwork of quilters around the state.” Quilters interested in making a square to represent their counties should contact Renee Margocee, individual artist coordinator for the

West Virginia Division of Culture and History, who will accept applications for each county on a firstcome, first accepted basis. The 6-inch squares must be completed and received by the Division by Dec. 15, 2012. “Each quilter may select any pattern for the 6-inch square that he or she is submitting,” Margocee said. “In keeping with the statehood theme, we encourage them to consider a West Virginia or traditional theme, but are not limiting their choice of pattern.” She said that pieced and appliqué patterns are acceptable, as is embroidery stitching. Each participating quilter will receive a packet with quilt guidelines and fabric for the background and two main feature fabrics.These colorways focus on the fabric patterns and colors that would have been available in 1863, the year West Virginia became a state. “We want our quilt to have a coordinated look, but still provide for the artistic creativity of each quil-

ter,” Margocee said. “Along with the fabric squares that they receive, each quilter may select up to two additional fabrics to add to their squares. West Virginia quilters will stitch the squares together and quilt them. Margocee can be reached at (304) 558-0240 or at The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Fire Eats through Hamlin Home By Justin Waybright

HAMLIN - A small flame moves up and down, burning fallen pieces of drywall and plywood, five hours after a fire destroyed a home off W. Va. 34, Wednesday morning October 24. The roof of a single-family home is gone and only a few charred and mangled 2x4 studs stand. Grey ash and orange embers blanket what use to be the floors of bedrooms. Blackened pieces of plywood barely cover the exterior. A white car sits in the driveway, tattooed with blotches of brown and bubbly dimples. The sedan was less than 20 feet from the heat of the burning house. This is the aftermath of an early morning fire that took place near the Putnam County line, just minutes away from Hamlin. At 5:06 a.m., the 911 phone call, regarding a structure fire with the possibility of trapped people, rushed the Hamlin Fire Department to an unfortunate scene. When firefighters arrived, they saw flames consuming a house, and tearing through trees and brush behind it. So, they called on help from West Hamlin, Duval, and Hurricane fire departments to put out the multiple

A small flame still burns the remains of this single-family home. Photo by Justin Waybright. blazes. “There was a small forest fire near the house, but we were able to extinguish it quickly,” Hamlin Fire Chief Bob Stickler said. Although no one was injured, the house was damaged beyond repair. Smoke and flames had ripped through it. “It was about 90 percent engulfed when we got there,” Stickler said. “It took us about 35 minutes to get it [the fire] down,” Stickler said. The homeowner suffered no injury, said Stickler. Fire crews located the children, who were not in the home at the time. “He [the homeowner] was safe,

and the children were safe,” the fire chief said. “That’s the main thing.” As of Wednesday afternoon, Stickler was waiting to hear back from the Fire Marshal to determine the cause of the fire. “We’re still searching,” he said. “We believe it may have been a space heater that appeared to have started the fire in a back bedroom.” The fire chief urges residents to practice fire prevention yearround. He said owners of space heaters need to test them to make sure they are operating safely. Stickler thanks the Hurricane

Trappers & Hunters Must Tag Furbearers SOUTH CHARLESTON – Trapping season in West Virginia will open this year on November 3, 2012. Trappers harvesting beaver, bobcat, fisher and otter are reminded that they must present the whole animal or pelt to a game checking station or Division of Natural Resources representative within 30 days after the close of the respective season. A tag provided by the checking station shall be attached to the whole animal or pelt until it has been sold, tanned or mounted. Information provided by hunters or trappers on the checking tag is used to monitor the harvest and assist in future management of these furbearer species in West Virginia. Decisions regarding season length, opening and closing dates, and

bag limits rely on accurate data obtained from these tags. The law no longer requires bobcat hunters and trappers to field tag each bobcat before moving the animal from the location where it was killed. Hunters and trappers are to present the unskinned bobcat when checking the animal. The state’s second otter trapping season will soon be under-

way. Trappers are once again being asked to deliver skinned carcasses to any of the six West Virginia DNR district offices or the Elkins Operations Center. The biological samples collected at these facilities will provide important data and assist wildlife biologists in their efforts to make informed decisions regarding future trapping seasons.

What use to be the entry of this house on the 800 block of W. Va. 34. before a fire destroyed it Wednesday morning. Photo by Justin Waybright. Fire Department for its quick effort and aid on Wednesday.

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BRO. LARRY LINDELL ARBAUGH Bro. Larry Lindell Arbaugh, 67, of Woodland Chase Road, Clearfield, Ky., passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at his residence. He was born November 1, 1944, in St. Albans, a son of the late Sewell Raymond and Enola Russell Arbaugh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Lee Arbaugh Sr.; and one nephew, Charles "Chuck" Call. He is survived by his wife, Linda C. Taylor Arbaugh; two daughters, Christine Johnson (Mark) of Mount Airy, N.C., and Andrea Hicks of South Charleston; one stepdaughter, Brenda Mitchell (John) of Bomont; one stepson, Gary Johnson of South Charleston; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Other survivors include four brothers, Garry (Kaye) of Carroll, Ohio, Frank (Janet) of Leon, Danny (Lynne) of St. Albans and Jerry (Janie) of Liberty; six sisters, June Harris (Marvin) of St. Albans, Betty Baker (Denver) of Leon, Janice Martin (Tom) of Hurricane, Marilyn Elliott (Larry) of Strasburg, Ohio, Lorena Boggess (Frank) of Nitro and Rosalena Arbaugh of Liberty; numerous nieces and nephews; and other

relatives and friends. He was the owner of Larry's Tree Service in Winfield for many years and was the former pastor of the Rodburn Church of God in Morehead, Ky. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and papaw. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 20, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Bro. Mike Rogers of Mansfield, Ohio, officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at

JOHN MARTIN ARTHUR Mr. John Martin Arthur, 60, of Fraziers Bottom, formerly of Moon Township, Pa., passed away October 21, 2012. He lived his life as a devoted and loving son, brother, husband, father and grandpa. John was an employee of Bayer Material Science and a member of Eleanor Presbyterian Church, and former member of Sharon Community Presbyterian Church in Moon Township. He was a former member of the Toastmasters International and Society of Human Resource Management. He was an avid runner, cyclist and golfer. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mrs. Kay Arthur; mother, Ann Arthur of Sewickley, Pa.; mother-in-law, Irene Steele Hill of Taylorsville, Ky.; daughter, Kelli Arthur Hykes (John) and grandsons, Steele and Liam Hykes of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Erin Arthur of Harrisburg, Pa.; brothers, William Robert Arthur (Kerry) of Brighten, Colo., and Andrew Scott Arthur (Mary Kay) of Pittsburgh, Pa. A tribute to the life of Mr. John Martin Arthur was held Thursday, October 25, at Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, Moon Township. The family requests contributions are made in John's name to Geneva College Cross Country Team (Attn: Brian Yowler), 3200 College Ave., Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Arthur family.

OPAL BARKER Our beloved Memaw, Opal Barker, 93, of St. Albans, went to

be with Jesus on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Born July 10, 1919, she was one of eleven children. Her loving husband of 65 years, Howard C. Barker, preceded her in death as well as her stepchildren Betty Hornoff and Harvey Barker. Opal was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She loved baking goodies and making crafts for family and friends. She operated her own beauty shop in St. Albans for 22 years where she made many dear friends. She loved her church family and served as deaconess at The Crossing, where she was a faithful member. She loved helping with the children at the church. She is survived by her children, Rev. Bob (Peggy) Barker of Kinston, N.C., Marcella "Peggy" (Ross) Spurlock of St. Albans, Patti (Al) Ruebush of Hurricane and Ruth B. Byrnside of St. Albans; 22 grandchildren, 41 greatgrandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of Opal's life was held Monday, October 22nd, at The Crossing, St. Albans with Pastors Stan Smith and Allen Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Contributions may be made to The Crossing at 2031 Harrison Ave., St. Albans, W.Va. 25177 Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

JOHN HENRY BROWN Mr. John Henry Brown, 72, of Liberty, passed away October 17, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Collins; two brothers, Dennis and Alan Brown; and a host of grandchildren. A tribute to the life of John was held Saturday, October 20 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Alvie Witt officiating. Burial followed in Brown Family Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Brown family.

HELEN Y. BRYANT Helen Y. Bryant, 72, of Scott Depot, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Candlelight Personal Care Home, St. Albans. There were no services. The body was cremated. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted with the arrangements.

RAYMOND EARL CLARK Raymond Earl Clark, 81, of Hurricane, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital, after a long illness. He was retired from John Amos

The Putnam Standard Power Plant; was a U.S. Air Force veteran; and was a member of Main Street Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Julie Clark. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Norma Miller Clark; daughters, Debra Casey of Hurricane, Tina Ellison of Ona and Francis Clark of Hurricane; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Yvonne Villars and Reba Brown; and brothers, Charles Clark and Dennis Clark. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20, at Allen Funeral Home. Burial followed in Sycamore Cemetery, Hurricane. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

CAROL SUE COLVARD Carol Sue Colvard, 55 of Scott Depot passed away, Friday October 19, 2012, at her home. Born August 16, 1957 in Charleston, Carol was a daughter of Denver Raines and the late Maggie Young Raines. Carol was a Registered Nurse by trade, but spent the last several years as a homemaker, taking care of her family. Carol is survived by her husband, Malcolm P. Colvard; her daughter, Kelsey Colvard at home; father, Denver Raines of Charleston and his special friend, Julia Barker; sister, Doris (Charles) Donovan of Hurricane and halfbrother, Darrell Matthews of North Carolina. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial followed in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Sissonville. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

ANN RUTHERFORD CONLEY Ann Rutherford Conley, 90, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012. Born January 24, 1922, in Weston, she was a daughter of the late Osee and Esta Van Horn Rutherford. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Robert F. Conley Sr. Through the years she lived in Eleanor, Charleston, St. Albans, Logan and Vienna. She was an avid golfer and a longtime supporter of ladies golf in the Kanawha Valley. She also took big part in her church, Westminster Presbyterian in Vienna, and volunteered her time at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her sister, Virginia Horner of Sebring, Fla.; son, Robert Jr. (Ann); grandson, Rob; and great-grandchildren, Evan, Eric and Emily. Memorial services were held Saturday, October 20, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Bill Dunfee officiating.

The family requests donations are made to You may also share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

IVA DEAN COOK Iva Dean Cook, a much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away after a brief illness on October 17, with family at her side. She was born January 13, 1927, in Palermo. She graduated from Guyan Valley High School and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Marshall University. Iva Dean was preceded in death by parents, Elwa and Hobert Lovejoy; her brothers, Bill Ralph (Tom) and Jack Lovejoy; and her sister, Anna Marie Hunt. She was instrumental in the founding of Fairfield School, in Huntington, before serving for 22 years as a special educator at the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies and retiring as professor emeritus. She was a pioneer in her field and dedicated her professional life to special education. She also served as president of the Council for Exceptional Children International (Division on Career Development). She and George resided in Huntington until 1971, when they moved to Scott Depot. Iva Dean loved to cook and entertain and, after retiring, began taking painting classes, which brought her great joy. She was very active in the Hillsdale Circle neighborhood association, as well as her church, Teays Valley Presbyterian, until her very last days. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, George William Cook; daughters, Brenda Sue Burford of Huntington and North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Pam Marks-Shulman (Bill) of Nashville, Tenn.; granddaughters, Stephanie Sharkey Howell (Doug), Allegra Marks and Christy Griffin; grandsons, Stephen Sharkey, Travis Sharkey and Sebastian Marks; great-grandchildren, Chase O'Dell, Stone Van Camp, Brenlin Van Camp, Ashley Glover, Cory Griffin and Jenna Griffin; brother, Sharrell Lovejoy (Lillian) of Hamlin; sister, Mary Lou Jones (Jerry) of Clarksburg; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 21, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Arlie Cravens officiating. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Online condolences may also be made by visiting Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to either the Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, 38 Washington Ave., Huntington, WV 25701; or to Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, 4122 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560.


The Putnam Standard JO ANN EADS Jo Ann Eads, 49, of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West. She was a homemaker and a native of South Charleston. She is survived by her loving husband, Alvin W. Williams; sons, Rodney, Robert, Joseph and Jonathan Eads, all of St. Albans; brothers, Rocky Walls of South Charleston and James Midkiff of St. Albans; sisters, Jane Payne and Debbie Bays of South Charleston; and by Rodney Eads. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Rodney and Jasmine Eads; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20 at Upton Creek Community Church with the Rev. Charles Shelton officiating. Burial followed in Midkiff Cemetery. Mom, we love you the most. You are everything to us and we will miss you dearly. Thank you for your kindness and love that you gave us. You were our mom and best friend. Because of you we are who we are. We love you, Mom. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

MEARADA JEWEL EDDY Mearada Jewel Eddy, 77, of Ashton, died Oct. 21, 2012. Services were held Thursday, Oct. 25, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

GERALD R. "RUDY" GILMORE SR. Mr. Gerald R. "Rudy" Gilmore Sr., 77, of Red House, passed away October 17, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Division. Rudy was a former salesman for Turnpike Ford and Midway Ford and a 50-year Mason of the Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Edrie Gilmore; and son, Gerry Gilmore. Rudy is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Gilmore; children, Debbie "April" and husband, Gordon Schiff, of Tampa, Fla., Jim and wife, Kelley Gilmore, of St. Albans and Karen Gilmore of St. Albans; stepdaughter, Sofonda and husband, Greg Myers, of Teays Valley; brother, Donald Gilmore of Ohio; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mr. Gerald "Rudy" Gilmore was held Saturday, October 20, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Vance and James Vance officiating. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Gilmore family.

LOUISE PATE HAMON Louise Pate Hamon, 77, of Scott Depot, passed away October 16, 2012, on the same land her mother and grandmother passed.

Louise was born in early July, 1935, to the late Lewis andVirginia Wooten Pate. She also graduated from Hurricane High School in 1954. She worked at FMC for 30 years and then for her late husband, Robert L. Hamon. Louise was an active church member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Scott Depot. Surviving are her aunt, Betty Wooten Edwards of Westville, Ill.; sisters, Shelva Pate and Janie Pate Smeal of Teays Valley; her daughter, Susanne Hamon Thomas; granddaughter, Alexis Hedrick; grandson, Terry Caelan Hedrick of Teays Valley; nieces and nephews, Tammy Smeal of Houma, La., Micki Smeal of Teays Valley, Terry Smeal of St. Albans, Ronnie Smeal of Teays Valley and Larry Smeal of Hurricane; and many great-nieces and nephews. Even though we are sad to see her leave this earth, we are excited to know that she is going to a better place. Louise will be cremated and her ashes will be spread around a Drake elm. Online condolences may be made by visiting Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, assisted the Hamon family.

ARLENE SAMPLES GRAHAM HAYS Arlene Samples Graham Hays, 80, of St. Albans, passed away October 15, 2012, in Riverside Nursing Home. She was born June 25, 1932, in Glen, a daughter of Michael D. and Marie Samples. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James L. Hays and her ex-husband, Clinton R. Graham. She graduated from Clendenin High School and enjoyed working for the C & P Telephone Company in Charleston following graduation. She lived in Florida for many years and retired from the West Palm Beach Post. She is survived by her sister, Corene Mundy, of Scott Depot; sons, Mark Graham and his wife Misty, David Graham and his wife Pamela of Fla.; grandson, Matthew Graham, of Fla.; two step-granddaughters, four step grandsons and nieces and nephews. Celebration of Arlene's life was held Wednesday, October 24, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with H.R. Whittington as celebrant. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

LAWRENCE "LARRY" J. HIGH Lawrence "Larry" J. High, 60, of Dunbar, passed away October 17, 2012, after a brief illness of cancer. He was employed by McJunkin Red Man Corporation for 34 years; a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves; and a skilled marksman and outdoorsman. He was a lifelong resident of

Kanawha County and a Christian. Larry was a unique character, truly one of a kind, as anyone who knew him would agree. Oh, the stories we could tell! He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joetta Crowder High of Dunbar; daughters, Emily K. High and Cara Lisa High, both of Dunbar; and his only, beloved, grandson, Cody William Crowder. Other survivors also include brother, Mike High and his wife, Melissa, of Hurricane; sisters, Margaret Boggs of St. Albans and Dorothy Basham of Charleston; and many nieces and nephews. Per his wishes, his body was cremated and he requested no formal funeral service. However, a celebration of his life with friends and family was held Saturday, October 20, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

BONNIE PEARL HUBBARD Bonnie Pearl Hubbard, 75, of Hurricane, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012, at Hospice of Huntington. Bonnie is survived by her son, Paul Hubbard Jr. of Hurricane; sister, Margaret "Margie" E. and husband, Robert Wyrick, of Teays Valley; and brother, Gene Wendell of Milton. A memorial service celebrating the life of Bonnie Pearl Hubbard was held Friday, October 26, at the Main Street Church of Christ, Hurricane. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, assisted the Hubbard family.

NORMA JEAN HUGHES Norma Jean Hughes, 78, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a hard fight with breast cancer. She was a member of the St. Albans Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, where she had been a graduate of the Pioneer School. Norma was a lifelong resident of St. Albans and a graduate of St. Albans High School. She devoted her life to teaching people about her God Jehovah. Even after being bedridden, Norma continued teaching through her telephone ministry until the last few days of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Gerald E. Hughes, who passed in 1982. She is survived by her daughters, Marcia Leal (Frank) of Poteet, Texas, and Patricia Brogan (Paul) of St. Albans; sons, Gerald Hughes (Kelly) of Gretna, Va., and Paul D. Hughes (Marie) of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Velma M. Roncoglione of St. Albans; brothers, Clint Milam of Culloden and Bruce Milam of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Monday, October 22, at the Dunbar Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Dunbar. The family suggests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W.,

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NANCY BRITTS KEISTER Nancy Britts Keister, 92, passed away October 8, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Grant Keister. Nancy was born in Roanoke, Va., on January 4, 1920. She was the youngest of eight children born to Samuel and Maggie Minter Britts. Nancy's greatgrandmother, America Jefferson Minter, was directly descended from the grandfather and uncle of Thomas Jefferson. During World War II Nancy worked for the draft board. At a USO dance held at the Hotel Patrick Henry in Roanoke, she happened to meet a handsome young soldier named Robert G. "Bob" Keister. On a whim, he asked if he could write her while he was overseas, and they corresponded for the next three years. Although they never dated, they were married two weeks after he returned from the war. Nancy and Bob moved to the Charleston area, where Bob became a chemical engineer with Union Carbide Corporation. At first they lived on Eldot Street in St. Albans, and later moved to Teays Valley, where they raised five children: Kathy (Al) Lehotsky of Springfield, Ohio, Rob (Johanna) Keister and Jill (Markham) Sallade of St. Albans, Angel (Floyd) Newman of Richmond, Va., and Rex Keister of Corpus Christi, Texas. 10 grandchildren: Marc Lehotsky, Maria (Jared) Hitchcock, Lydia Keister, Zach and Levi Sallade, Jessica, Grant (Kelly) and Lindsay Newman, Bobby and Cory Keister and one

great-grandchild, Teegan Hitchcock, all love their Grandma Beadabye. Nancy's faith in God was evident to all who knew her, as was her love for her husband and children. A woman of great spirit and spunk, Nancy worked tirelessly to improve Putnam County Schools. She was a Girl Scout leader, spent time helping the needy, enjoyed singing in church and played the piano by heart. Bob always said that Nancy never knew a stranger, and she proved him right on their many trips abroad with the Friendship Force, where they stayed in people's homes and learned about other cultures. They visited Russia just after Perestroika, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Scotland, Wales and one of her favorites, Latvia, just after the country gained its independence. Everywhere they went Nancy made friends who stayed in touch all her life. Nancy spent the last few years at Broadmore Assisted Living in Hurricane, a caring and loving place that she called home. There, she became a fiercely competitive bingo player and was known by the Broadmore staff as a colorful and charming character, often wearing the costumes she'd collected in her overseas travels. Not long ago she was selected as resident of the month. To say that Nancy was loved and will be missed by her many friends and family is an understatement. A celebration of her life was held at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship on Saturday, October 20. Please consider donating to the Robert G. Keister College Scholarship for Engineering Students at Teays Valley Christian School, 4373 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560.


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Page 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November 2-3, 2012 CHARLES LUIKART Charles Luikart, 76, of Poca, passed away Oct. 16, 2012, at Putnam Care and Rehabilitation Center. There were no services. Please visit to share condolences.

DOROTHY BURKE MAHANEY Mrs. Dorothy Burke Mahaney, 91, of Nitro, passed away October 20, 2012, following a short illness. She was born July 25, 1921, in Spencer, the daughter of the late Rhoda and Jason Taylor. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Harless "Hod" Mahaney; and brothers, Rean and Rex Taylor. She is survived by two sisters, Helen Young and Betty Goebel. Dorothy was a loving mother and homemaker who enjoyed needlepoint and fishing. She was a member of Rock Branch Independent Church. She is survived by son, Larry Mahaney and his wife, Winifred, of King George, Va.; daughter, Judy Jarrett and husband, Ralph, of Cross Lanes; four grandchildren, Andrew, Allison and Barney Mahaney and Doug Jarrett; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Justin, Luke, Emma, Lilly and Abigail Mahaney and Owen and Austin Jarrett; and two step-greatgrandchildren, Cameron and Kennedy Kiner. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 23 in theWestVirginia Mausoleum Chapel at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Please make donations to Rock Branch Independent Church, 133 Cross Lanes Drive, Nitro, WV 25143. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Mahaney family.

JOHN HENRY MARCUM II John Henry Marcum II, 58, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Nitro, passed away October 15, 2012. John was born May 11, 1954, in Charleston, to the late Clyde and Virginia Marcum. John, a United States Marine Corps veteran, was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife, Cara Marcum of North Myrtle Beach; son, Jeremy Marcum of Nitro; son, Josh Marcum and his wife, Nicki Marcum, of Hurricane; six grandchildren; his sister, Sharon Snead; and two nieces. A memorial service was held Friday, October 26, at VFW Post 9097, Hurricane.

CHERYL ANN MOORE Cheryl Ann Moore, 63, of Hurricane, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley. She was preceded in death by

her parents, Delbert and Elizabeth Moore; brothers, Eddie Moore and Parker Moore; and sister, Susan Massey. She is survived by her brother, Ellis Moore of Sullivan, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday, October 27, at Christ Harvest Cathedral, Cross Lanes. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

CHARLOTTE ANN ATWOOD OSBORNE Charlotte Ann Atwood Osborne, 85, of Scott Depot, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston. Charlotte spent her childhood and school years in Charleston, graduating from Stonewall Jackson High School, Morris Harvey College and McMillan School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse by profession and served her country in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. She was employed at the family practice of Doctors Totten and Jackson, St. Albans, and with Monsanto and Union Carbide Corp. as a plant nurse. She was longtime caregiver and friend to all. She brought joy to everyone she met and exemplified the Christian life. Charlotte was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Scott Depot, and a former member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, St. Albans, where she sang in the church choir and the Gospel Pacemakers Quartet along with her husband. Her compassion, her love of life and her love of family set a high standard for those she leaves behind. Following in their grandmother's footsteps, granddaughters, Carrie, Vanessa and Kayla, became registered nurses. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Donna Atwood. Left behind to celebrate her life and cherish her memory are her husband of 63 years, Edgell R. Osborne; children, Rebecca and husband, Dwight Williams, of Hurricane and David Osborne and wife, Judy, of Simpsonville, S.C.; grandchildren, Benjamin Bryan of St. Albans, Carrie (Michael) McClure of Hurricane,Vanessa (John) Knowles of Chesapeake,Va., Adam (Susan) Osborne of Kannapolis, N.C., Nicole (Eric) Barker of Asheville, N.C., Kayla (Ryan) Watson of Morgantown, Megan (John) Halter of John's Island, S.C., and Matt Williams of Barboursville; great-grandchildren,Will McClure of Hurricane, Rebekah Osborne of Kannapolis, N.C., and Bryce Halter of John's Island, S.C.; sister, Dorothy (James) O'Hara of Ocala, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 25, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Dr. Martin Hallett officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family requests that contri-

butions are made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Organization for breast cancer research, in honor of Judy Osborne, who is currently being treated for breast cancer. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

JIM FRANKLIN PALMER Jim Franklin Palmer, 88, of Culloden, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was born April 19, 1924, in Waynesboro, Miss., a son of the late George and Ethyl Palmer. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Doyle, Cleo and George; and two sisters, Annette and Eunice. He also joins in heaven his loving and devoted wife, Violet Faye Palmer; and a son, Rex Palmer. He was a devoted Christian and was a member of Union Baptist Church, Milton, where he taught Sunday school. He is survived by his three daughters, Beverly Ann Divita and her husband, Mike, Rebecca Lynn Tenney and Shelly Frances "Tammy" Palmer; one son, Earl Glen Toney and his wife, Judy; two sisters, Vivian Smith and Theda Mulville; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, October 21, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Todd Godby officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

MARY MELVA CARVER POE Mary Melva Carver Poe, 96, of Teays Valley, passed away October 20, 2012, at Dunbar Care and Rehab Center, Dunbar. She was born October 16, 1916, to the Late Herman H. and Laura E. Koontz Carver in Fayette County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth A. Poe Jr.: brothers, Herman A. "Hank" and Hess H. "Trap" Carver; and sister, Ellen Williams. Mary attended Leewood Junior High, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the basketball team, and East Bank High School. She retired from A&P Tea Company with 28 years of service. She was the past Noble Grand of Rebecca Assembly ofWestVirginia. A born-again Christian, Mary was a member of Rebecca Chapel Church in Dunbar. Surviving are her daughters, Dee Dee (David) Walls of Teays Valley and Lucille (John) Lutz of Charleston; son, Eugene (Sylvia) Poe of Scott Depot; grandchildren, John Lutz Jr., Bill (Randee) Lutz, Dwight (Lisa) Walls, Allen Poe, Darla (Denny) Pence and Jamie Poe; and great-grandchildren, Travis Lutz, Lindsey and Brianna Poe, Katelyn and Miranda Pence,

The Putnam Standard Courtney and Christin Walls, Alexis Fredrick and Hunter Edge. Also surviving are special friends, Janet and Phil Stalnaker, Joan White, Frank Helvy and Lucille Turner. Mom was a wonderful, caring person who loved to cook and bake for family and friends. She gave so much and asked for so little. Mary's family would like to thank the staff at Dunbar Care and Rehab for the love and care that was given to Mom during her stay there. Special thanks to Jesse Jackson, who was her primary caregiver on the day shift. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 23, at BartlettBurdette-Cox Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Nida and the Rev. Don Gatewood officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Poe family by visiting

HOMER LEE SANDERS Homer Lee Sanders, 82, of Branchland, W.Va., went home to be with his Savior Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. He was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Logan County. Homer was the son of Henry Wilson and Alma Chaney Sanders. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Herbert, Hobert, Henry Jr. and Don, also sisters, Sarah Sanders and June McCloud. Homer is survived by brother, William Cain Sanders, and sister, Mattie Jewell Ferguson, both of Branchland; also survived by exwife, Millie Marie Jeffrey; and six children, Ruthie (Paul) Dingess of Hurricane, W.Va., Glen (Lee Ann) Sanders, Shelia Sanders, Ginger (David) Parsons all of Branchland, Gordon (Angela) Sanders and Linda (James) Pritchard both of West Hamlin, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Julie, Katie, Rachel, David Lee, Joey, Alyssa, Olivia, Elizabeth and Rebekah Lee; and five great-grandchildren, Brennan, Zachary, Sofie, Calvin and Jackson. Homer was baptized in 1971 at Christian Baptist Church of God in Monitor, W.Va. He was a retired Pinkerton Guard at the East Lynn Mine, East Lynn, W.Va. A loving, kind and gentle man, Homer will be missed by many loved ones and friends, especially his dog Punjab and other buddies, Baby and Trixie. Services were held Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home, West Hamlin, W.Va., with Lonnie Wilson officiating. Burial followed in the Watson Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. Romans 8:18 - For I reckon that "the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. II Samuel 12:23 He cannot come to me but I can go to him.

DELBERT RAY SHAMBLIN Mr. Delbert Ray Shamblin, 77, of Poca, passed away October 21, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House. Delbert is survived by his wife, Marie Shamblin; children, Michael R. and wife, Stephanie Shamblin, of Red House and Lynn and husband, Robert Eskew, of Black Betsy; brother, Otto Shamblin of Nitro; and four grandchildren, Stacey Sigman, Amy Shamblin, Zachary Eskew and Brandon Eskew. A tribute to the life of Mr. Delbert Shamblin was held Tuesday October 23, 2012 at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Jeff Arthur and Tim Sigman officiating. The family suggests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Shamblin family.

OKEY OKLE STANLEY Okey Okle Stanley, 85, of Cowen, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Webster County Memorial Hospital. He was born October 5, 1927, at Three Forks, a son of the late Jackson and Pricilla Stanley. Okey was a retired UMWA coal miner with over 42 years of service at the Sewell Mine. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the 8063 MASH Unite as a staff sergeant during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Betty Stanley of Cowen; children, Rodney D. (Anita) Stanley of Mount Morris, Pa., Richard A. (Cristy) Stanley of Scott Depot, Okey O. Stanley of Cowen and Roger W. (Jennifer) Stanley of Bridgeport; sister, Angie Compton of North Carolina; grandchildren, Christopher, Emily, Justin, Anthony, Amy, Shaunda, Samantha, Kaitlyn, Alyssa, Zachary and Garnett; and great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Jace, Ridgley, Hannah, Madison, Remington, Owen, Phoebe, Alex, Melina, Layla, Aaliyah, Shaylee, Jordan and Cullen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Peggy S. Addington; brothers, Acie Stanley, Kelbert Stanley, Kenny Stanley, Jack Stanley and Bob Stanley; and sisters, Hessie Ray and Niece Jarvis. Services were held Friday, October 19, at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen, with Pastor Christopher Stanley officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post No. 3738, followed in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Webster County Memorial Hospital for the loving care Okey received during his illness. Services were entrusted to the care of Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

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Former Miss W.Va. wins big on Wheel of Fortune By Justin Waybright

ONA – Family and friends sat eagerly by the television at 7p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 to watch a childhood dream become reality for their own Jessi Pierson. Excitement filled the living room as Wheel of Fortune began its airing. “Here it is!” Pierson’s fiancé Ben Jurevicius said. Host Pat Sajak and model Vanna White appeared on the family’s TV set. Sajak introduced the nervous, but happy Salt Rock Elementary School Teacher, Pierson to the nation on the show’s “Teachers Week” episode. Her family’s eyes were glued to the television set as she spoke about them, her students and fiancé on national television. During the 30-minute show, the first-grade teacher gradually began solving puzzles, and her prize winnings grew. By the end of the show, she had won $14,500 and a trip to Antigua. “We’re excited because the money we won can be used for our wedding,” Pierson said. “We will have our honeymoon with the trip to Antigua that we won.” The former Miss WV recalled the weeks leading up to her Wheel of Fortune performance. She said it began with an audition in Charleston. “It was intense,” she said. “The judges kept making cuts, cuts and cuts.” After the rigorous 6-audition set, Pierson was told, that if she was chosen to come on the show, she would receive a letter in the mail in two weeks. She and her family waited patiently while the two weeks passed. But after almost three weeks something amazing happened: a letter arrived in the mail that changed her life. She opened it and learned she had made it on Wheel of fortune. “I was with my mom, sister and nephew,” she said. “I was so excited! I broke a board on my

(Above) Jessi Pierson’s family gathers around their TV to watch her perform on Wheel of Fortune Monday, Oct. 22. The first-grade teacher at Salt Elementary won $14,500 and a trip to Antigua. (Right) Pierson’s first-grade students enjoy watching their teacher on TV. The group watched the episode during a celebration at Salt Rock Elementary Wednesday (October 24th) afternoon. Photos by Justin Waybright.

porch from jumping up and down.” Pierson’s grandmother Wanda King recalled that day, “She told me that she had some good news and some bad news. She said ‘the bad news was that she had broken a board on the porch, but the good news was that we were going to California to be on Wheel of fortune.’” Pierson’s mother, Kristi, was not shocked to learn her daughter had made it. “It wasn’t a surprise in any way,” she said. “What she sets her mind to, she accomplishes.” Kristi Pierson said every one of her daughter’s childhood goals have been achieved. From becoming a school teacher, to winning the Miss West Virginia title, she succeeds, her mother said. Two of these childhood goals have already been achieved, and Wheel of Fortune was no different for Pierson. This classic television show drew her attention at a young age. “I watched it as soon as I could read,” she said. “My Nana [King] would say ‘you got to come over and watch Jessi solve puzzles.’” “She was always good at it,

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“King said. The television show has brought memories to Pierson and her grandmother during the past 20 years. “We both shared a love for that show, “ King said. Pierson’s mother nodded her head, “You all still do!” Amid the publicity and national exposure of beauty pageants and TV shows, Pierson remains humble, her fiancé said. “I met her before she even won Miss WV,” he explained. “She is a really good person; that’s what means the most to me.” On Wednesday, October 24th, Pierson showed her Wheel of Fortune performance to her proud group of first graders. The

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ments; (b) work within the special setting of a secure institution; and (c) work as part of a transition team in concert with others. SALARY: $43,819.00$74,140.00 (based on the 2012-2013 Cabell County Salary Schedule commensurate with educational level and years of experience). CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIVING OF APPLICATION (Eastern Daylight Time): 11/8/12 @ 4 p.m. Application/complete job announcement @ http://wvde.state. Application can be mailed, e-mail lbryant@access.k1 or faxed 304-558-0216 to Liz Bryant, WV Department of Education, Bldg. 6, Rm. 264, 1900

Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, WV 25305-0330. Phone: 304-5582702.

NEEDED – Putnam and Cabell counties. Please call 304-743-6731. (rtc)


SCHOOL COUNSELOR, DIVISION OF TEACHING AND LEARNING, OFFICE OF OPTIONAL EDUCAT I O N A L PAT H WAY S , ROBERT L. SHELL JUVENILE CENTER, BARBOURSVILLE, WV Holds or qualifies for a West Virginia certificate as a school counselor for middle school and adolescent students. Possesses the knowledge skills and ability to successfully; (a) perform the job require-

#1 AVON IMMEDIATE OPENINGS – 40% earnings for Christmas. No door to door. 304595-6372, 1-866717-2866 or sign up code ecadle. (4tp 10-30) BOOKKEEPER NEEDED - for firm in Teays Valley WV. Prefer accounting and bookkeeping experience, as well as experience in the use of QuickBooks, Excel and Word. Will train qualified candidate. Pay is $12 per hour. Please email resume to (rtc 1016) PART-TIME FREELANCE WRITERS


DANNY’S HILLBILLY DITCHDIGGERS – Water, electric, gas & drain lines installed. 304-5869 9 1 4 , 304-389-0715. (rtc 11-29) MISC. FOR SALE

PLASTIC BEDLINER – for LWB GM truck. $40.00. Phone 304-7434861. (rtc) VINTAGE JEWELRY – Call 304638-3865. (rtc 4-24)

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