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Benefit Dinner at The Diner Sunday, December 2, 2012 the Buffalo Diner will be the place of a Benefit (Fundraiser) Dinner, 12 noon – 4 PM. The cost is $10.00 per person. Choice of beef or chicken, two vegetables, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Eat in or carry out. All proceeds will go to Megan Mobley Medical Expense Relief Account, established at People’s Federal Credit Union, Eleanor, WV.

2012 Pesticide Recertification Class Rescheduled The 2012 Pesticide Recertification Class will be held on Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM (prompt) at the Old Winfield Courthouse (3389 Winfield Road). This year’s topics will include: a) Fruit diseases, b) Using pesticides on livestock, c) Using GPS with a sprayer , d) Weed control updates, e) Rinsing pesticide containers, f ) Scouting for insects and diseases, and g) Storing pesticides. In order to maintain a current private pesticide applicator’s license, you must have 10 hours of approved educational classes every three years. If you have any questions, contact Chuck SEE PESTICIDE ON PAGE 4

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Mountaineers defeat Herd in Clay Center Art Competition CHARLESTON - The fans have voted, and the final score is in. Members of the WVU art faculty have defeated their counterparts from Marshall in the “Gallery Divided” art exhibit at the Clay Center. Though not on the winning team, Marshall artist Miyuki Akai Cook ran away with the exhibit MVP award. It was a close match-up as the Mountaineers and Thundering Herd battled for bragging rights in the first-time exhibit, which included paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and even video. Visitors voted for their favorite team and artist from August through November, and the Mountaineer team of Dylan Collins, Alison Helm, Erika Osbourne, Michael Sherwin and Nijun Zhang came out with the win. Marshall fibers professor Miyuki Akai Cook took home the MVP award in a landslide victory. Cook had three pieces on display, which were made from everyday

Pictured is MVP artist Miyuki Akai Cook in front of “Fly Away,” a piece she created specifically for this exhibit. objects like coffee filters, paper, Styrofoam and thread. The fan fa-

vorite seemed to be her “Fly Away,” a piece created specifi-


Seeking participants for the Putnam County 4-H Special Lambs Project The Putnam County 4-H Special Lambs project is seeking participants for 2013. The Special Lamb Project for Putnam County pairs youth with disabilities with a 4-H’er experienced in raising livestock. Together, this pair shares the duty of feeding and caring for a lamb, and showing it and selling it at the Putnam County Fair in July. Each member of the team receives part of the proceeds from the sale of the lamb. This program is unique in that it offers realistic experiences to youth with disabilities, with the goal of developing their physical

and mental potentials. For the non-disabled 4-H member, this program will establish a greater understanding of persons with disabilities and establish a friendship bond that will last for a lifetime. Determination of participation in the program will be based on age, physical or mental limitations and will be dependent on the ability to perform certain tasks and handle situations such as showing lambs and taking part in the livestock auction. Minimum and maximum ages will follow the guidelines for 4-H (9-21). Both

participants are expected to commit to basic care of the lamb, and participants with special needs are expected to work with their lamb at least once a week. The lamb will be housed at the non-disabled participant’s house, or whichever partner has the best capacity and facilities to care for the lamb. Lambs and necessary items for care will be provided at no cost to participants. Opportunities to attend Putnam County 4-H Camp are also available. If you are interested in participating in this program, please call the Putnam County 4-H Of-

fice at 586-0217. The registration deadline is Friday, February 15, 2013. Programs and activities offered by West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability,religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Director, Cooperative Extension Service, West Virginia University.


Page 2 –Thursday,November 29,2012 Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Career Fair The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will present its 2012 Career Fair on Wednesday, December 5, from 10 am to 4 pm at Valley Park Community Center, 1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane. The event is open to the public. Exhibitor Fee is FREE - only 30 spots available. All exhibitors receive: 6 ft table and 2 chairs. Setup begins at 9 am; Electricity upgrades available on first come / first serve basis. Admission is FREE! Register at Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 304-7576510;; The Career Fair is also sponsored by WorkForce West Virginia and Putnam County Development Authority.

Reindog Parade The Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is having their annual Reindog Parade on December 8, 2012 from 10:00 – 12 noon (9:30 - 10:00 a.m. registration) located at the Valley Park Community Center by the Wave Pool. For more information or to register early please call the park office at 562-0518 ext. 10. Lots of fun and prizes! Animal lovers you don’t want to miss this. So come by and enjoy a morning of fun with your family & pets. Registration fee is $10.00 and will go toward the new Putnam County Animal Shelter.

Toys needed for Little Drummer Boy Toy Sale Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Hurricane, WV is accepting donations of gently-used toys for their Little Drummer Boy Toy Sale which will be held on December 8 from 10 am – 12 pm. The toys will be resold for $1 each to lower-income parents who may not otherwise be able to purchase toys for their children. All proceeds will go toward future outreaches. To donate,

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Christmas Party with The Princesses – Free On December 6, 2012 Putnam County Parks & Recreation and the Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting a Yuletide in the park with the Princesses. Snow White, Belle and Cinderella will be there so come dressed as your favorite princess. Refreshments for everyone. We will be taking donations of hats and gloves for the needy children in Putnam County.

Yuletide In The Park Valley Park - Hurricane The Putnam County Parks & Recreations “Yuletide in the Park” will open November 26 thru January 1, 2013. Stop by and see the animated lights throughout the park from 6 - 9 p.m. and enjoy the family activities planned on Dec. 5TH – 8TH held in the Community Center and The Commons. Come and enjoy free movie night with refreshments at the Ice Skating Rink (large shelter) on Dec. 3 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Celebrate the Holiday Season at “Christmas Down on the Farm” RIO GRANDE, OH – Celebrate the holidays by visiting the Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio on Saturday, December 1, from 5 – 8:30 p.m. Activities offered include a scenic view of the farm’s Christmas lights via horse-drawn carriage rides and Barnyard Express train rides. Tours of the Homestead Museum and Adamsville Log Cabin Village will also be offers. Visitors will also have the chance to visit with Santa and decorate a Gingerbread house in the Event Barn. Light holiday refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. (Rides weather permitting). For more information call 800994-3276 or 740-245-5305.

Christmas Fantasy Light Show Krodel Park in Point Pleasant,

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WV. Nov. 16 - Dec. 31 Drive-through light show includes animated displays.

Christmas Celebration Eleanor The Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission and the Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau is having an Old Time Christmas Celebration in the One Room School House located at the Putnam County Park in Eleanor. Santa, Wagon Rides, fun activities and Free Refreshments will be provided. So come out and enjoy a day of fun with the family on December 2, 2012 from 1 – 3 p.m. Dates, times and activities are subject to change For more information please call 562-0518 ext.11.

Rock Around The Christmas Tree Dance Putnam County Parks & Recreation and the Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to invite everyone to our Rock Around the Christmas Tree Dance held in the VALLEY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER (BY THE WAVE POOL) on December 8, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m. Free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please pass the word to all your friends and join us in a family night of fun. If you have any questions please feel free to call 562-0518 ext. 10.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. 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.

Wreath Making Class The Putnam County Parks is sponsoring a wreath making

class on December 5, 2012. Class will be in the Valley Park Community Center located at Valley (Wave Pool) Park at 6 p.m. A small fee of $20.00 is required. Those who wish to sign up for the class are to call the park office at 562-0518 ext. 10.

Winter Wonderland of Lights Ashland Central Park, Ashland, KY 41101. Open Nov. 12 - New Year featuring more than 500,000 lights! Call Ashland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-3776249 or 606-329-1007, or go online at Unique Christmas Gift Suggestions - Pool Pass 2013 Wave Pool & Eleanor Pool Passes - 25% Discount thru 12/20/12 For information & application contact: Putnam County Parks & Recreation, #1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, (304) 562-0518 ext. 10.

29th Annual Arts and Crafts Show Where: Nicholas County High School, Summersville, WV When: Friday, November 30th from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, December 1st from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission: By donation Over 100 Booths! Door prizes hourly with grand prize drawing Saturday at 3 p.m. (must be present to win Grand Prize of $100.00). No early birds please!

Yuletide In The Park County Park – Eleanor Come out to the County Park in Eleanor on Dec. 2nd (1 – 3 P.M.) and enjoy family fun activities in the Old School House. Horse drawn wagon rides and of course Santa will be there! Dates, times and activities are subject to change.

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce During the month of November the Putnam Chamber Network of Women (NOW) will be collecting business attire to be donated to Dress for Success.

The Putnam Standard NOW encourages you to bring your unwanted items to the Chamber Office to be donated. Items for donation include: interview-appropriate skirt and pant suits, blouses, blazers, jackets, professional shoes, handbags, briefcases and coats for all seasons. Questions? Call Ashley at the Chamber office (304) 7576510.

2012 Pesticide Recertification Class Rescheduled The 2012 Pesticide Recertification Class will be held on Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM (prompt) at the Old Winfield Courthouse (3389 Winfield Road). This year’s topics will include: a) Fruit diseases, b) Using pesticides on livestock, c) Using GPS with a sprayer , d) Weed control updates, e) Rinsing pesticide containers, f) Scouting for insects and diseases, and g) Storing pesticides. In order to maintain a current private pesticide applicator’s license, you must have 10 hours of approved educational classes every three years. If you have any questions, contact Chuck Talbott at WVU Extension Service for assistance (304) 586-0217. Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status.

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St. Francis School Students donate Christmas Gifts to Needy Children

Students at St. Francis School in St. Albans participated in Operation Christmas Child and collected 52 shoe boxes filled with gifts for needy children in countries around the world. Students, in grades preschool through fifth, donated toys, personal hygiene items, jewelry, clothing items and candy

that were boxed and delivered to the collection station at Highlawn Baptist Church in St. Albans. St. Francis principal, Erin Sikora said, “Our goal was for each class to donate one box for a girl and one box for a boy, for a total of 16 boxes. The response was overwhelming.”

AEP John Amos Plant hosting Chamber Business After Hours Tuesday, December 4, 2012 The next Business After Hours sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at the Valley Park Community Center from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th sponsored by AEP John Amos Plant. Business After Hours provides a social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. The Valley Park Community Center is located at 1 Valley Park Drive in Hurricane. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. The cost to attend is $15 per person, RSVPs are required and pre-payment is appreciated.

There will be a cash drawing sponsored by BB&T valued at $1200, but you must be present to win. The Chamber will continue to draw until there is a winner present! Food and refreshments will also be included in a relaxed social setting. Additionally, the Chamber identifies future Business of the Month winners from the calling cards of those in attendance. RSVPs are required by Monday, December 3rd. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or You can also visit the website at

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Christin’s Corner By Christin Daugherty Dear Christin, Holidays are always a little depressing for me. My kids are older, with families of their own, and now this will be the first season I have been single in five years. I know that there is no way to avoid the holidays altogether, but do you have any suggestions as to how I can make it a little more bearable? Sincerely, Blue Christmas Dear Blue, Being single during the holidays can be tough, especially if you have spent them with a significant other in recent years. If you find yourself unable to deal with the memories of holidays' past, there are ways to deal with it. First, use this time to create new memories and traditions, instead of dwelling on the old ones. Go out and get yourself some new decorations, try a new recipe, or go to a local holiday event that you have never been to before. I don’t care what it is, just try something new! Change can be a wonderful thing if you let it. Transforming your holiday routine could not only help to chase away your blues, but it

could ultimately change the way you perceive the season entirely. Second, do something nice for yourself. Go to a concert, read a book, take an exercise class, maybe even go on a mini “vacay.” Whatever makes you happy, do it! Anytime I feel down in the dumps during the holidays, I remember to put myself on the “gift list.” What girl doesn’t feel better after receiving a nice gift, even if it is from herself? People spend so much time during the holidays trying to please everyone else; they often forget to enjoy it themselves. My third and final suggestion is probably the most important, so pay attention. Stay away from negative people and negative situations. There are millions of people out there that are affected by depression during this time of year. You are not alone! However, try your best to stay away from those people! I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with feeling sad from time to time. But I know from first-hand experience that misery loves company; and anyone who is feeling miserable will make sure that the people around them are feeling it

too. I must also add, for all my readers, that not only do people tend to become more depressed during this time of year, but they also are more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol in order cope with stress, and the pain of loneliness. Because holiday parties seem to be around every corner, the temptation to drink may be overwhelming. Do yourself a favor and try to limit your drinking during these social gatherings. Not only could this save you the embarrassment of being wasted in front of friends, family, or co-workers, (drunk + sad = disaster), but it could also help prevent you from getting a DUI, which is also common during this time of year. Just think of it this way, if you think you're depressed now, try spending the holidays in jail. And if you do choose to have a little too much, always, always, ALWAYS have a designated driver! “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” - Carl Bard Got a problem? Need some answers? Contact me at m. **The opinions of this column are solely the opinions of this individual writer and are not the opinions of the Putnam Standard or Cabell Standard newspapers.**

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Caramel Apple Cake Ingredients • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 tsps cinnamon • 1 tsp ground cloves • 1/2 tsp allspice • 2 tsps baking soda • 1 tsp salt • 2 eggs • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce • 1 cup vegetable oil • 2 tsps vanilla extract • 60 caramel candies • 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped • wax paper


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• 1 large craft stick

Directions 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. Grease and flour two 1 1/2-quart oven-safe bowls. 3. Combine 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, 2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt. 4. In a separate bowl, beat together 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups unsweetened applesauce, 1 cup vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and beat until well mixed. 5. Pour the batter into the prepared bowls and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 6. Allow the cakes to cool in the bowls for 10 minutes, then remove them from the bowls and set them inverted on wire racks to cool completely. Once the cakes have cooled, turn them over and use a long knife to even out their flat tops. 7. Topping: Place 60 caramel candies and 2 tablespoons of water in a medium bowl and microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir, then heat 30 to 45 seconds more until the mixture is smooth and forms a slow, thick ribbon when dropped from a spoon. 8. Layer the cakes (flat sides together) using a few spoonfuls of the caramel to help hold them in place. 9. Pour the remaining sauce over the cake. The caramel will run down the sides of the cake to cover it completely, or you can spread it with a knife while it's still warm. 10. Let the caramel set for about 20 minutes before pressing the walnuts onto the bottom half of the cake. 11. Cover one half of the craft stick with waxed paper and insert the covered end into the top of the cake.

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Thought for the week: Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6 (KJV) This cool November morning all is soooooooo quiet outside my window, the sky blue, the sun shining as I watch a single leaf drift peaceful to its final resting place on earth... The fall season is winding down as we have celebrated our week set aside for Thanksgiving. How many say thank you GOD for a new morning, for eyes to see your new day, to smell your world of fall leaves, fireplaces, to hear the quietness of rustling winds and noise of laughing children, to feel the breath of God, to know you are with us all the time, through any type of situation we encounter in this life. Thanksgiving, is a time to be

thankful for all Gods beauty and bounty, a special day. We set aside once a year to observe, gather and gives thanks with usually family and a feast; we could have thanksgiving every day. He gives us the same amount of hours each week. While visiting with my dear ninety-five-year-old neighbor yesterday, we reminisced of past Thanksgivings Memories of growing up on the farm during fall season, after all the vegetables were harvested and preserved and all tucked up on the cellar shelves; the men and neighbors of the family took care of providing the meat for winter’s storage. This consisted of butchering two hogs always on Thanksgiving Day - all meat was used in some way from this animal - lard was rendered, hams were hung, and bacon lay in large slabs and salted. Sausage was made into balls and canned and rinds of pork baked in ovens.

The Putnam Standard Neighbors and relatives all participated in this early morning ritual on Thanksgiving Day. My dear mother not only cooked the huge dinner for all helpers and family, but she also had to organize the proper care of the meat processing. She had two stoves, one with two ovens, and a warmer, another to cook the daily meals on, both were used full force. I know rest was welcomed at the ending of this day - as she literally fell into bed that night from sheer exhaustion. How times have changed, we can pick up the phone to our local food market and place the Thanksgiving dinner order for four to twenty-four, with no sweat. We may eat alone, or go to a restaurant with others, or have the traditional family feast Still, it is the time to give thoughts and thankfulness to our heavenly father for providing us with another Thanksgiving Day. Include in your prayer the homeless, drug addicted, those in nursing homes, hospitals, abuse centers, our military, your neighbors and so much more. Prayer: Thank You, Our Father in Heaven, for another day to say thank you for all you freely give us. Amen.

PESTICIDE FROM PAGE 1 Talbott at WVU Extension Service for assistance (304) 586-0217. Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia Uni-

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political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status.

said working with the universities was a great experience. “Playing off the rivalry between the schools was fun, and it brought a lot of new people to the art gallery,” he said. “From meeting the artists to putting the exhibit together to talking with fans and alumni, everyone had a great

time. This is definitely something we’d like to do again.” For more information on all Clay Center exhibits, programs and events, visit or call 304-561-3570.

ART FROM PAGE 1 cally for this exhibition that included dozens of origami cranes suspended on pieces of thread. Cook’s teammates were Marshall faculty members Ian Hagarty, Daniel Kaufmann, Natalie Larsen and Brent Patterson. Arif Khan, the Clay Center’s Mary Price Ratrie curator of art,

BB&T hosting Chamber Business Before Business Friday, December 7, 2012 The next Business Before Business hosted by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at BB&T Teays Valley Branch from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012. BB&T is located at 4141 State Route 34. Business Before Business provides an early

morning social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. This event is FREE to Chamber members, RSVPs are

required. There will be a drawing for a free e-Billboard. Breakfast will also be included. RSVPs are required by Wednesday, December 5. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or You can also visit the Chamber website at for upto-date information on the Chamber events.

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Valley Park Transforming

Thursday,November 29,2012 – Page 5

Velma’s View

By Justin Waybright

By Velma Kitchens

HURRICANE - Traffic moves slower than usual past Valley Park. The massive transformation at the park’s entrance draws the attention of all who drive by it. Large excavators stretch into the sky, digging and dumping tons of earth. One crew wearing hard hats, hammers and drills metal together, forming a large barn-like structure. Another group smoothes out concrete on parking lots, toward the rear of the large construction site. Valley Park is getting a new facelift, and this one is unlike any park in the county. “This is going to be beautiful,” a worker says, walking near the entrance. For the past two months, crews have moved tons of dirt, poured gravel, smoothed sidewalks and built unique-looking buildings on this 5.6-acre property, near WV 34. The piece of land is one that Putnam County Parks and Recreation Director Scott Williamson is proud to have. Before any shovels touched dirt, a dream was birthed inside Williamson. He envisioned a place where residents could go to unwind and enjoy nature. Williamson pictured a farm-like atmosphere, complete with wildflowers, an apple orchard, a pond, and buildings that resembled barns and one-room school houses. “I want this park to have a natural feel to it,” he said. “I want people to come here to relax, take pictures, walk dogs and slow down to enjoy a day outside with family. Everybody needs a place to go to escape the stress from fast-paced lives, and just enjoy each other.” Williamson shared ideas for the vision he had with Terradon Corp. Workers drew up blueprints and passed them down to Pray Construction. Pray Construction then contracted the work to be done to make Williamson’s dream for Valley Park a reality. “They started in mid-August, and have made up a lot of ground in the past two weeks,” he said. “They have moved a lot of earth.” Workers from D.L. Martin Excavating dug and poured the dirt last week. Battling through the rain and snow of Hurricane Sandy, these men have kept on schedule. “We were ready for it, and we had a controlled runoff for the water,” said Rick Straton, a supervisor with D.L. Martin Excavating. “The biggest challenge has been to keep the mud away.” Williamson is pleased with what crews have accomplished.


Excavators move dirt to shape the land at the entrance of Valley Park in Hurricane. Once the construction is finished, the area will have a rural, old-time, farm-like feel to it. Photo by Justin Waybright.

This is the new maintenance building at Valley Park. It is constructed to resemble a barn. The details surrounding the design of the landscaping and buildings are constructed to create a farm-like atmosphere. Photo by Justin Waybright. “Most of the heavy lifting is pretty well done,” he said. “Now, we just need to touch things up.” The county hopes to have this project completed by mid-January, weather contingent. To finish, crews must still build corral-like fencing around the site, with elaborate stone work. They will have to finish paving and landscaping throughout the land. This project is being funded by the county’s Tax Increment Financing or T.I.F. Fund. This fund relates to the difference in the amount of property taxes a person paid in 2004, to what they pay yearly after that. The difference in the amount of increase from 2004, annually goes into the TIF Fund. Putnam County Administrator Brian Donat explained how this account works. “As property values increase, taxes increase, and the difference goes into a special fund,” Donat said. “The taxes paid, accumulate funds for projects you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.” For example, if a family paid $400 in property taxes in 2004, but paid $450 in 2005; the extra $50 would go into the TIF Fund. The same rule applies every year, based off 2004. In the past, money from this

account went toward the repair of local sewer lines. In taking the funds from the TIF account, the county did not have to raise rates on utility customers, to fund that particular project. “The TIF account is very beneficial,” Donat said. “It helps fund improvements to infrastructure, which helps bring in business.” Donat explained, “…Just because Putnam County residents are in a TIF district, doesn’t mean that their property taxes will go up. Property taxes are the same whether someone is in a TIF district or not.” Williamson is also pleased with the way this special project is financed. “It is not costing the taxpayer anymore,” he said. Both men anticipate the completion of Valley Park. “We’re excited and, this is moving right along,” said Donat. Williamson looked toward the construction site with a smile. “I’ve watched this go from farmland, to forest, to what it is now,” he said. “Now, people can come in and stay, and look at the quality of life we can provide in our parks,” Williamson continued, “This is giving us a bigger presence in Putnam County.”

We lived in Maryland when I was in first grade and my sister in third grade. We would walk to school each day through a cemetery. All the other kids walked as well and we had a good time. I had a mean teacher in Maryland. I can’t even remember her name, no wonder. I guess when you are with a lot of six-year-olds it could make you mean. Each morning she would give us a coloring page to color. I did not want to color the first thing in the mornings. The page had twelve squares and a small picture in the square. One morning I was just not feeling the coloring for the day. I took a purple crayon and colored each picture very messy and sat there until the papers were turned in. I forgot all about my coloring until the next morning. Here comes Miss what's-her-name. She said, “You sure pulled a good one yesterday. Now color each one differently today.” Well, I did exactly as she said because I knew if I got in trouble at school, I would be in trouble at home. Anyway, I didn’t have any more trouble with Miss what'sher-name We lived in an apartment building, I believe on the third floor. The playground was across the street and all of us kids would gather and play. One older boy told us to go ring the doorbell of the lady who lived on the first floor of our apartment building, then run back across the street before she got to the door. I can’t remember her name either, but she was tall and big and had black hair. She didn’t like kids, looking back – no wonder – we were not exactly good to her by ringing her doorbell. She would come to the door and start yelling. She would stop and someone else would go ring the bell. My Mom caught me once and I never, ever rang her doorbell again. I do recall a girl was found dead in the cemetery where we took the shortcut to school. So we were never allowed to walk through the cemetery to school again. My sister and I would walk a few blocks to a small grocery store and buy things for my Mom and we would buy candy. We asked the man there for a poke to put our candy in and he didn't know what a poke was. He asked if wanted a bag and we said yes. We learned that people in Maryland didn’t know what a poke was. Maryland was a fun time and we had lots of adventures there. One evening my sister and I were coming home from the store and this big, tall man in a trench coat was following us. It was getting dark and we were a little afraid. We started walking fast and he started walking fast also. My sister could run really a fast and I was afraid she was going to leave me behind. We turned onto our street and the man in the trench coat disappeared. We always wondered if perhaps he was trying to kidnap us. We will never know, but I am glad I didn’t have to kick him.

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DNR holding Physical tests for aspiring Conservation Officers

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be holding its Physical-Agility Test for anyone interested in applying to become what we used to call

conservation officers, but now is called Natural Resources Police Officer. The tests are scheduled for 8 a.m. Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at the South Charleston Community Center at 601 Jefferson Street in South Charleston. Minimum qualifications are: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with a preference for natural sciences and law-related majors. It is possible for candidates to substitute previous employment experience (military or police, etc.) for the education requirement. The test consists of three parts: a 37.5-yard swim – how they came up with a distance of 37 and half yards is beyond me – a minimum of 18 decent pushups in one minute, 27 sit-ups in one minute and a 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes, 20 seconds or less. If you can't complete any part

of the test, you are disqualified. Candidates should bring long pants and a shirt for the swimming test and another change of clothing for the running test. There was a time when I gave some thought to becoming a conservation officer. I grew up on the bank of the Elk River, swam in it often as a kid and was pretty confident in my swimming abilities. I spent several months training for the test. I've never been much of a runner, but I ran and was able to do a mile in the time required. I worked on my pushups. The problem with the push-up test is you have to do these push-ups in one minute – and I know military and ex-military guys are laughing at my saying that, but the truth is, it's something you need to consider. You don't have to just do 18 pushups; you have to do them in one

minute. That's roughly a push up every 3 seconds. Sit-ups are one every two seconds. But those things weren't a problem for me. The hardest part was the run, but I got in good enough physical shape where I could do it. I could do the run. I could do the sit-ups. I could do the push-ups. I was so confident in my swimming; I didn't train for that part. After all, being able to swim 37 yards seems like child's play. Well, it isn't. The problem is you have to swim fully clothed. I can't express just how different that is from regular swimming. It's like trying to swim with a cinderblock – the clothes really drag through the water. I made the mistake of wearing some kind of slacks that were loose-fitting and the opening of the pants legs acted like sails in the water. Normally, I can swim that dis-

tance easily and coming up for maybe one breath. I had a heck of time. I was swimming and felt like I was going nowhere. If I were doing it again, I'd have wore something more tight-fitting for sure and maybe tried it in the water beforehand. I have no idea what kind of pants to suggest, since I don't usually swim in pants. So, I got through the swim. Next, came another problem. I could do the swim. I could do the push-ups, sit-ups and I could do the run. The hard part was doing one right after the other. I was so tired after that weird swim, I could barely walk. If you're planning to see if you have what it takes, keep all this in mind when you train. Make sure you can do all three, together. Contact David Payne Sr. at

Outdoors Roundup West Virginia Wildlife Center partially reopens The West Virginia Wildlife Center in French Creek (formerly known as the French Creek Game Farm) has partially reopened after suffering damage from the Hurricane Sandy blizzard. It is now operating at reduced capacity. Gene Thorn, the wildlife biologist in charge of the center, said “The snowstorm of October 3031 that swept through the Appalachians in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy dumped more than two feet of heavy, wet snow in French Creek, bringing down numerous trees and branches.

Unfortunately, our facility suffered extensive damage. We are working diligently to clean up the area and make repairs, but the process will be lengthy.” The center's staff has removed downed trees and limbs from the road the loop trail. People are allowed to walk the trail for now, but it will later be shut down to the public as the staff repairs infrastructure. There will be no tours until reconstruction is completed. The parking lot and road to the picnic area will remain open for walkers. The center does not operate with tax dollars and private donations are appreciated.

DNR: Keep your feeders clean Backyard bird watchers need to be extra vigilant this year in maintaining their feeders, West Virginia DNR ornithologist Richard Bailey said. ”We’ve received widespread reports of large flocks of pine siskins, a North American migratory bird in the finch family, so we could be in for an irruption of this highly nomadic species this winter,” said Bailey. “An irruption is an unusually high migration of a species due to various factors. The last time the state saw this situation, there were bird kills reported throughout the state from salmonellosis, a disease which can be spread via feeders. “This negative impact may be avoided if bird enthusiasts will spend a few minutes each week cleaning their feeders. Regularly cleaning feeders greatly reduces the risk of disease transmission as birds and other animals move from place to place seeking food,” Bailey said. Feeders should be cleaned every two weeks and rinsed with a 10 percent bleach solution and

thoroughly dried before refilling. Hulls should be raked up or cleared with a wet-dry vacuum and disposed of regularly. This is particularly important with feeders containing thistle seed, as this is the food that pine siskins and their close relative, the American goldfinch, strongly prefer. Birds with salmonellosis can shiver, appear lethargic and unsteady, and often perch in one place for an extended period. If diseased or dead birds are seen at your feeding station, stop feeding immediately. Dispose of the seed in the feeders and clean them. Wait a few days to a week before resuming feeding. The birds will survive fine without you for a few days. Dead birds at your feeder should be reported to WVDNR staff by calling 304637-0245. Sportsman's Act of 2012 vote postponed Considering the persistent shellacking anglers and hunters have been taking in recent years, outdoorsmen should be paying close attention to what's going

on at the federal level and let their representatives know how they feel. The U.S. Senate voted to postpone until November 26 the most comprehensive package of sportsmen’s legislation in recent years. Introduced on September 10, 2012, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S. 3525) includes 17 bills that will benefit the sportfishing community, as well as recreational shooters and hunters. This historic legislation provides for increased access, habitat conservation and improved fish and wildlife management. Among other things, the legislation would block attempts to ban lead in ammunition and fishing tackle – that by itself is significant, but the legislation package also would expand stream conservation and public hunting and fishing access to government lands. Here' is the Web address: m/o/6394/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4086 or you could just go to and click on news.

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This facility has been cited for multiple deficiencies including: FAILURE to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.[5/18/2011] FAILURE to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property.[5/18/2011, 5/08/2009]

FAILURE to make sure that each resident's drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; each resident's entire drug/medication is managed and monitored to achieve highest well being.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident.[5/18/2011, 5/08/2009]

FAILURE to at least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.[5/18/2011, 1/06/2012]

FAILURE to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.[5/18/2011, 1/06/2012]

FAILURE to develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.[12/13/2011, 5/08/2009]

FAILURE to keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to make sure that residents receive treatment/services to not only continue, but improve the ability to care for themselves.[11/18/2010]

FAILURE to develop a complete care plan that meets all of a resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to make sure that residents receive proper treatment and assistive devices to maintain their vision and hearing.[5/08/2009]

FAILURE to assist those residents who need total help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.[12/13/2011, 5/18/2011, 5/05/2010]

FAILURE to make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function.[5/08/2009]

FAILURE to allow the resident the right to participate in the planning or revision of the resident's care plan.[5/18/2011] FAILURE to immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor and a family member of the resident of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.[5/18/2011] FAILURE to try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to operate and provide services according to Federal, State, and local laws and professional standards.[1/06/2012]

FAILURE to make sure that each resident gets a nutritional and well balanced diet, unless it is not possible to do so.[5/08/2009] FAILURE to tell the resident or the resident's representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident's bed.[5/08/2009]

FAILURE to reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.[5/08/2009]

FAILURE to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.[5/18/2011,

FAILURE to hire sufficient dietary support personnel.[1/06/2012]


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West Virginia Division of Culture and History announces Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest High School Students in West Virginia Invited to Compete in National Poetry Recitation Contest CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites high school students from across the state who attend public and private schools and who are homeschooled to enter its eighth annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest. The national program is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, in partnership with the division. It is a challenging opportunity for high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to develop a better understanding of, and appreciation for great poetry,” said Cicely Bosley, Arts in Education coordinator for the division. “Participating in this program gives them an opportunity to consider poems indepth, taking a sometimes complicated idea and wrestling with it to come to a better understanding of the poem’s message and a better understanding of themselves.” Local school competitions take place from November 2012 to January 2013. Winners in these classroom and school

competitions will move to the state finals at the Culture Center in March; the state champion advances to the national competition in Washington, D.C., in April. “In the 2011-2012 school year, 23 West Virginia high schools held competitions,” Bosley said. “Sixty-four teachers worked with 4,233 students at the local levels. Twenty-one finalists competed at the state event.” Bruce McCuskey from Nitro High School, Nitro, Kanawha County, was the 2012 West Virginia Poetry Out Loud champion and represented the state in the 2012 National Finals. Carolyn Rose Garcia, a Clarksburg Notre Dame graduate who was the 2008 West Virginia champion, is featured on a learning recitation DVD, which is included in the national education materials provided by the NEA and the Poetry Foundation. “State arts agencies like the Division of Culture and History receive free, standards-based curriculum materials for use by participating public and private high schools,” Bosley said. “These materials include print and online poetry anthologies,

a Teacher’s Guide with sample lesson plans to help instructors teach recitation and performance, and the Learning Recitation DVD featuring Garcia.” Program materials are available for download on the website,, which offers additional resources. Poetry Out Loud seeks to foster new generations of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry – recitation and performance. The program builds on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of rap music among youth. Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English classroom. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. “Poetry Out Loud connects young people with great works of poetry, as the beginning of a lifelong relationship,” said Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Our state arts agencies, schools, and arts organizations work to support the

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dedicated teachers who inspire their students to begin that journey. A poem can be a powerful force in bringing together a community.” “To memorize a great poem is to make a friend of it for life,” said John Barr, President of the Poetry Foundation. “Poetry Out Loud brings new energy to an ancient art by returning it to the classrooms of America.” Poetry Out Loud takes one to three weeks of classroom time and may be incorporated with existing poetry units. Public and private high school teachers and homeschool associations that want to learn more about the program and become a part of the official Poetry Out Loud program must register by Dec. 1, 2012. For more information and registration, visit pol/index.html and contact the coordinator, Cicely Bosley, at (304)558-0240. Students who participate in the official Poetry Out Loud program may be eligible to compete in the 2012-2013 state and National Finals. Each state champion will receive $200 and

an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete for the national championship. The state champion’s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state will receive $100, and $200 for his or her school library. Poetry Out Loud will award a total of $50,000 in cash and school stipends at the National Finals, including a $20,000 award for the Poetry Out Loud National Champion. 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.

WVSBDC offers Small Business Workshop In Kanawha County Register for Dec. 4 session on business fundamentals CHARLESTON - A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Dec. 4, in South Charleston. 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 at the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, 2001 Union Carbide Dr., South Charleston. 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.

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Whirlwind Storage Opens in Hurricane By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Whirlwind Storage celebrated its grand opening Nov. 17. The staff at the 210-unit storage facility shared the special day with more than 50 people. The event was not only about the opening of a new business, but the opening of hearts to children in need. Workers at Whirlwind Storage partnered with Children’s Home Society of W. Va. during the celebration. Many children from the non-profit organization toured the new facility, enjoyed popcorn, pizza and games. Mindie Dillon, a Mentoring Program Coordinator for Children’s Home Society, showed her appreciation to Whirlwind Storage. Her group is based out of Charleston. It serves children ages 12-19. It is one of 13 sites in the state that offer children and teens a safe place to stay. “These people are generous to open their doors for donations,” Dillon said. “They‘re showing they really care about their community.” Workers at Whirlwind filled

Owner Tom Good, manager Carlie Beaman and Children’s Home Society Representative Mindie Dillon cut the ribbon during the grand opening of Whirlwind Storage in Hurricane. The business teamed with Children’s Home Society of WV to help donate and supply children and teens with food, toys, clothing and basic necessities. Photo by Justin Waybright. some storage units with donations including: food, furniture, clothing, toys, blankets and other items. “We want the children to have the same things as other teens have,” Dillon said. After speaking with the children, Whirlwind Storage workers led the group outside for the grand opening and ribbon cutting. “Thank you all for coming to

celebrate this with us,” said Manager Carlie Beaman. Seconds later, she cut a large red ribbon, officially welcoming Whirlwind Storage to Hurricane. It took workers nearly six months to complete construction for this facility. Owner Tom Good was pleased with the work that got his storage units ready for business. He believes Whirlwind Storage will thrive in Putnam County.

Workers at Whirlwind Storage smile for a picture inside their storage facility, during the grand opening Nov. 17. Their facility features 210 units, U-Haul service and a 24-7 kiosk for renting. Photo by Justin Waybright. “This area is very appealing to us,” Good said. “It’s a good location for a gated facility that has a lot of security and climate controlled units.” Whirlwind Storage offers onsite management, U-Haul service

and a 24-7 kiosk for renting units. “There is no other storage facility like this in the county,” he said. This business will accept donations for the Children's Home Society through Dec. 20. For more information call (304) 397-5445.

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MICHAEL LEE ADKINS Michael Lee Adkins, 55, of Scott Depot, W.Va., passed away at home on Nov. 17, 2012. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Pastor Phillip Bower. Entombment followed at Valley View Memorial Park in Hurricane. Mike was born on March 8, 1957, in Detroit Michigan, son of the late Maedell & Millington Adkins, Jr., and was an engineer at Tri State Coating of Salt Rock, W.Va. for 14 years. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Adkins & Mark Adkins. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carol Adkins; a son, David (Heath) Marion of Milton, W.Va.; and four daughters, Starlah and her husband Jeremy Wilcox of Hurricane, W.Va., Erica Adkins Harper of Beckley, W.Va., Daphne Adkins of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Talisha (Till) and her husband Paul Allen Lycans of Fort Gay, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren, Brandon, Bryce, Gavan, Michael, Tevan, Tyler, Trey, Mattie, Nicholas, Cassidy, & Whitney. Also survived by sister, Tena Gue & her husband Timmy of Branchland, W.Va.; brother, Millington Adkins III of Beech Fork, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Vicki Adkins of Metamore, Mich., Rebecca Smith of Culloden, W.Va.; brothers-in law, Richard and wife Rita Guthrie of Cross Lanes, W.Va., Dana and wife Theresa Guthrie of Poca, W.Va., and Warren Wingo of St. Albans, W.Va. Also survived by many special friends and family. Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, was in charge of arrangements. Mike touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

EMOGENE JONES BAILEY Emogene Jones Bailey, 82, of Dunbar, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley. She was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education and was a member of Dunbar Church of Christ for 82 years. Preceding her in death were her husband, Howard Bailey; son, Gregory Howard Bailey; daughter, Kelly S. Abshire; parents, Emmett F. and Lillie M. Jones; sisters, Lorraine Scott, Freda Robbins and Marthalene Jones; and brother, Emmett F. Jones Jr. Surviving are her children, Teresa J. Hanson and husband, Chuck, of Winfield, Kimberly M. Landers and husband, Lester, of Dunbar and Lisa G. Asbury and husband, Tandy, of Fraziers Bottom; son-in-law, Marshall D. Abof Dunbar; and shire grandchildren, Candi M. Kaufman and husband, Chris, of Belpre, Ohio, Lacy J. Rehe and Bob Gayda of New York, N.Y., Lindsay E. McChesney and husband, Rob, of Hagerstown, Md., Daniel H. Landers and wife, Anna, of Morgantown, Sara N. Bailey of Pittsburgh, Pa., T.L. Asbury and wife, Stacie, of Winfield, Adam L. Landers and wife, Kelly, of Charleston, Erika D. Walker and husband, Stephen, of Fraziers Bottom, Miranda H. Asbury of Fraziers Bottom and Zachary Hanson of Wardensville. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Cooper McChesney, Cara Kaufman, Owen McChesney, Cory Kaufman and Isaac Bayes. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17 at Dunbar Church of Christ with Minister Stephen Walker and Minister Donnie Joe Chapman officiating. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Park. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

BILL LEE BOGGESS Bill Lee Boggess, 82, of Dunbar, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Division. He was born March 9, 1930, and was the loving husband of Artie Holstein Boggess. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dunbar, where he had served in many positions. He was a former Dunbar city councilman and a member of Dunbar Masonic Lodge No. 159 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, where he played in the Gold Band. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Bill formerly was a fireman for the Dunbar Fire Department. He retired from Union Carbide Institute and had been an agent for Erie Insurance Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Obie and Dolores Boggess; brothers, Harry, Norman (Poochie) and David Boggess; granddaughter, Beth

Kerns; and great-granddaughter, Emmy Kerns. Bill is survived by his wife, Artie; children, Penny (Butch) Kerns of Hurricane, Teri (Harry) Smith of Marietta, Ga., Tim Boggess of Teays Valley, Pat (Steve) Jones of Harrisville and Rose (Dan) Kult of Temecula, Calif.; grandchildren, Beki (Rich) Adkins, Scott (Britany) Kerns, Kristen (Jon) Guthrie, Harry Smith, Derek Smith, Clint Smith, Paige Boggess, Lydia Boggess, Aaron Boggess, Valerie Boggess, Vanessa Boggess, Jason (Megan) Jones, Melanie Jones, Ben Jones, Rachel (Chris) Figg, Stephanie (Ben) Watkins, Meridith Kult and Alex Kult; great-grandchildren, Kevin Adkins, Jude and Elle Kerns, Kailee Guthrie, Miciah and Kyra Jones, Owen Figg and Evie Watkins; brothers, Jack (Jean) Boggess of Oak Island, N.C., and Kenny Boggess of Cross Lanes; sister, Jeanie (Doug) Lindsey of Nitro; and sister-in-law, Marion Boggess of Cross Lanes. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, November 16, at Dunbar First Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Shields officiating. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Park. The family requests donations are made to the First Baptist Church of Dunbar or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

HAROLD BOWLES Harold Bowles, 87, of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the home of his son, Rick Bowles. Harold was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County. He was a member of Valley Christian Assembly and also attended Open Door Apostolic Church. He retired from Montgomery Ward after 35 years of service. He was manager of the shoe department and the men and boys departments. He also worked for Save Supply for a few years, where he helped design kitchens for a number of new homes and remodeling. He was a veteran of the USMC, serving his country during World War II in the Marshall Islands from 1942 to 1946. He was a wonderful Christian man and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Della Bowles; his wife, Helen Lee Given Bowles; his infant daughter, Della May; his son, Randall Lane Bowles; his sister, Gladys R. Stalnaker; his brother, Clarence E. Bowles; and several infant brothers and sisters. Harold is survived by his son, Rick (Susan) Bowles of Winfield; two daughters, Valerie Kraus (George) of Kenna and Lori Meadows (Rick) of South Charleston; one brother, Roy

Thursday,November 29,2012 – Page 11 Bowles (Faye) of Nitro; two sisters, Julia Workman (Bill) of Tombstone, Ariz., and Mary Sweeny (Jim) of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Dawn Hager (Carl) of Hurricane, David Ownby of Richmond, Va., Carrie Guggenbiller (Matthew) of North Carolina and Mathew Bowles (Jenna) of Charleston; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of Harold's life was held Saturday, November 17, at Harding Funerals & Cremations with Pastor Phil Dunn officiating. Interment followed, with military graveside rites, by the USMC in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Hospice for the love and care that was shown to Harold while he was in their care. The family requests donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536; or to Valley Christian Assembly, 1703 Bigley Ave., Charleston, WV 25302. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Harding Funerals & Cremations, Kanawha City, assisted the Bowles family.

VIRGIL W. BOWLING, SR. Virgil W. Bowling, Sr., passed away at home, in Kenansville, Florida, on Friday November 16, 2012, after an extended illness. Virgil was a faithful Primitive Baptist. He was a truck driver for 25 years and owned his own trucking company for twelve years. He retired as a rancher in Texas before moving to his home in Kenansville, Florida. Virgil was born to Truman and Vive Bowling on October 7, 1933. He is survived by his loving wife, Myrna Carol Bowling; one son, Virgil W. Bowling Jr. of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Deborah Clark of College Station, Texas, Dixie Parrish of Dennison, Texas and Sheila Johnson (Jim) of Honey Grove, Texas; two stepchildren, Larry Atkinson (Sharon) of Milton, West Virginia and Lisa Reed (Mark) of Charleston, West Virginia; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Virgil Bowling was held Tuesday November 20, 2012 at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willard Beller officiating. Entombment followed at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens in Red House, West Virginia.

The family asks that donations are made to Vitas Hospice Charitable fund, 2201 Lucien Way Suite 100 Maitland, Florida 32751 in Virgil's honor. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Bowling family. Online condolences may be sent to

MICHAEL JOSEPH EADS Michael Joseph Eads, 20, of Hurricane, born January 22, 1992, passed away suddenly in a tragic train accident. He was preceded in death by his father, James Norman Eads Sr. Surviving are his son, Bradley Allen Eads, 6 months old; mother, Mary Call-King, and stepfather, Jerry King, both of Curtice, Ohio; sisters, Katherine Eads Phillips of Vienna, Ill., Christine Eads Rose of Roanoke, Va., and Jennie Eads Wallace of Chesapeake; brother, James Norman Eads II of Cross Lanes; stepsisters, Misty Mullins and Tanya Harden; aunt, Tina Call; and uncles, Scott Call and Mike Call, all of Hurricane. He was a 2010 graduate of Clay High School, Toledo, Ohio. He was currently employed with Little Caesars, Hurricane. He loved art and music. He will be sadly missed. A celebration of Michael's life was held Friday, November 16, at One Accord Community Church, Hurricane. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of the arrangements.

ELIZABETH VIRGINIA LYON FISHER Elizabeth Virginia Lyon Fisher left this world on Monday, November 19, 2012, to be reunited with her beloved husband, Jess. During her illness, she was lovingly attended to by her family and, more recently, the gracious care of Kanawha Hospice. Virginia was also preceded in death by her "Mom," Dora Tuttle Lyon. Virginia is survived by six children, David (Gail) Fisher of Cross Lanes, Karen (David) Burdette of Pierson, Fla., Debbie Fisher of St. Albans, Beverly Sisson (and friend, Kim Held) of Charleston, Susan Griffis of Sissonville and Sandy (Jim) Stevens of Nashville, Tenn.; and she was "Nani" to seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Page 12 –Thursday,November 29,2012 Virginia and Jess were proprietors for several years of Fisher's Union 76 station and Fisher's Restaurant at the corner of Martins Branch Road and US 21 in Pocatalico. Services were held Wednesday, November 21, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with Pastor Edison Hager officiating. Entombment followed in Floral Hills Garden of Memories Mausoleum. The family requests that donations be made to Kanawha Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at

BEN DOYLE GRIFFITH, SR. Ben Doyle Griffith, Sr., 91, of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. Born August 25, 1921, in St. Albans, Ben was a son of the late Delafield D. and Mary Meadows Griffith. He was a lifelong resident of St. Albans, a veteran of WWII and served in the ETO (European Theatre) as a Sgt. with the 211th Chemical Maintenance Company in the US Army. Ben was the last of the first paid firemen of the St. Albans Fire Dept. He was a retired electrician, a member of Local 466 I.B.E.W. of Charleston, W.Va., a retired realtor and an insurance agent for both Commonwealth Life Insurance Co. (CLICO) and American National Insurance Co. (ANICO). Ben is survived by wife Wilda (Williams) of St. Albans; three sons, Ben D. II (Nancy), Richard (Kellie), Robert (Patti); two daughters, Joyce Angus (Douglas), and Janet Lynn Griffith. Preceded in death by oldest son, Ben D. Griffith, Jr. (Gail) of Gainesville, Fla.; total of 15 grandchildren, one deceased, two step, 16 great-grandchildren, (one step), and four great-greatgrandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and daughter-inlaw, Janette Hammond. A special thank you to his niece Jodie Jividen for her help and love down to the very last. We also appreciate the thoughtfulness and help of Pat Hanson and Drema Walters. The Griffith family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation for their dedication to the staff and nurses of Kanawha Hospice: Lynese Danford, Amber Blevins, Beth Plantz, Carla Z.,

Joan Carroll, Pete Thompson, Chaplain, Pat Taylor, Michelle Morgan, Heidi Graley, Carol Matheny, Elaine Harrison and other staff members from 2010 to 2011, when Ben was also under care of Hospice; also to the staff and nurses of Amedisys: Debbie Johnson Wheeler, Becky Lilly, Angie Voelk, Eul Albis, Kenny Stowers, Krystal Farley, and Connie Hill. Thank you all for your love and special care of our dad and husband. Celebration of life was held Monday, November 19 at Funeral Bartlett-Chapman Home, St. Albans. Interment was held Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar with military honors. You may share memories or condolences with the family at

DELCIE HIGGINBOTHAM Delcie Higginbotham, 71, of St. Albans, died Nov. 15, 2012. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

FAYE HIGGINBOTHAM Faye Higginbotham, 71, of Charleston, passed away November 15, 2012 at Dunbar Care & Rehabilitation. She was born April 27, 1941, in Red House and was a daughter of William & Dorothy Higginbotham, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Ivan Wesley Williams. Faye was an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, St. Albans, where she sang in the choir and helped with the youth. She was loving, kind, witty, feisty and had a wonderful sense of humor. She is survived by son, Terry (Susie) Williams of Campbells Creek; daughters, Helen (Bill) Martin of Dunbar, Joyce (Will) Carr of Charleston and Debi (Eddie) Schaible of St. Albans; brothers, Ray Higginbotham of Arizona and Carl Higginbotham of Florida; sisters, Doris Hively and Edith Kennedy both of Teays Valley, Esther Slayton of Oklahoma, Betty Lovejoy and Ellen Higginbotham, both of Ohio; 13 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. A service to celebrate the life of

Obituaries Faye was held Monday, November 19, 2012, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, St. Albans, with Pastors Richie McNeil and David Stilgenbauer officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

PATRICIA ANN HIGGINBOTHAM Patricia Ann Higginbotham, 74, of Hurricane, died Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her daughters, Deborah K. Higginbotham, Gerri R. McClelland, Terri F. Higginbotham and Teresa E. Fayak; mother, Irene Elkins; twin sister, Sandra Newell; and sisters, Sherry Cabell and Deloris Jean Farley. She is also survived by five other sisters; five brothers; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father, "Buster" Elkins; sister, Carol Ball; and by ex-husband, Gerald Higginbotham. Patricia, also known as Pat, was a longtime resident of Hurricane and was compassionate in helping young adults improve the quality of their lives. She began her career at West Virginia Rehabilitation Center in Institute and retired from Job Corps in Charleston in November. Pat loved to cook, had a great sense of humor, enjoyed the arts and loved her family. A celebration of Pat's life was held Wednesday, November 21, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with Pastor Craig Gee officiating. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, 319 W. Washington St., Hubbard Building, Charleston, WV 25302. You may express online condolences at

The Putnam Standard Larry D. (Brenda) Jividen of West Columbia and Guy Lee (Becky) Jividen of Prospect, Ohio; sister, Phyliss Raynes of Buffalo; brothers, Gilbert Jividen of Robertsburg and Donald Jividen of Circleville, Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and special friend, Barbara Kosa. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Coon officiating. Burial followed at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to Midway United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 84, Eleanor, WV 25070; or Loaves and Two Fish, P.O. Box 9, Poca, WV 25159. Online condolences may be sent to the Jividen family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

MACIL "MARIE" JOHNSTON Macil "Marie" Johnston, 83, of Scott Depot, formerly of Belle, passed away peacefully at her home on November 9 after a long illness. Marie had a craft business that began in 1964. She became fondly known as the "Clothespin Lady" because she made unique Christmas ornaments from clothespins. She will be missed by her loyal craft customers. She was also an avid flower gardener and won many first place trophies for her roses and chrysanthemums. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Nellie Vineyard, and younger brother, Earl Vineyard. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly King, and grandson and his wife, Thomas and Melissa King. Per her wishes, there was no public ceremony. She was buried at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

OKEY LEGG GUY RUTHERFORD JIVIDEN Guy Rutherford Jividen, 84, of Eleanor, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley, following a sudden illness. He was a faithful member of Midway United Methodist Church since 1955 and retired from Union Carbide with 42 years of service. Born July 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Carl and Malinda Sayre Jividen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth W. Jividen; sisters, Clara Jividen and Norma Lee Curtiss; an infant sister, Doris Jean Jividen; and brothers, Warren, Otis, Dencil and Jerald Jividen. He is survived by his sons,

Okey Legg, 82, of Tornado, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, doing what he loved hunting in the great outdoors. He was born December 25, 1929, in Nicholas County, a son of Raymond Calvin and Verna Margaret Murphy Legg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Patterson; and brothers, Charles, Lewis and Raymond Legg. Okey was raised on Salmon's Creek in Nicholas County and was later the starting center for Nicholas County High School football team. He retired in 1986 from Union Carbide after 33 years of service. Okey was an avid sportsman and enjoyed gardening, golf and working in his wood shop. But, more than anything, he LOVED his family, nurturing until the day he passed.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Jean; three sons, Steven L. and his wife, Geri, Rodney W. and his wife, Retha, all of Tornado, and Brian D. and his wife, Linda, of St. Albans; grandchildren, Betsy, Katie and Brent; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. Celebration of Okey's life was held Thursday, November 15, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Lewis officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Kanawha County. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

BRIAN DAVID LUCAS Brian David Lucas, 53, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012. He was an expert mechanic who worked for Love Nissan in St. Albans and other auto shops. He was loved by many. Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Elizabeth Lucas; and a brother, James "Jimbo" Lucas. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Melanie; children, Scott, Bucky, Carol, Josh and Amber; 22 grandchildren; sisters, Sandra Jarrett and Connie Withrow and her husband, George; brother, Keith Lucas and his wife, Kathy Cyrus; and a host of other family and friends. The family would like to give a special thank you to Brandy Simpson and Kathy Cyrus for their love and care during this difficult time. A celebration of Brian's life was held Saturday, November 17, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

MADELINE P. ROBINSON Madeline P. Robinson, 79, of Scott Depot, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Division. She was a graduate of Walton High School and was a member of Charleston Baptist Temple. Madeline was employed at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church PreSchool in Pinch for 21 years. She is survived by her high school sweetheart of 62 years, Clair I. Robinson; sons, Stephen Wayne Robinson and his wife, Rosanne, of Aliquippa, Pa., and David Alan Robinson and his wife, Teresa, of South Charleston; and sister, Pauline Haynes of Charleston. Also surviving are four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one step-great-grandchild. Private family services were held at Sunset Memorial Park.


The Putnam Standard The family suggests that donations are made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 381051942. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

TERICA "TERI" LYNN KNAPP ROUSH Terica "Teri" Lynn Knapp Roush, 55, of St. Albans, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012, at CAMC General Division, Charleston. Born February 9, 1957, in Beckley, Terica was a daughter of Bobbie L. Knapp of Nitro and the late William F. "Bill" Knapp Sr. She was also preceded in death by her son, Scott Worden. Terica was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, where she was a member of the band and a majorette. She was an associate with the state of West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and formerly a police dispatcher in Beckley and St. Albans. She was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Albans and the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post of St. Albans. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Detner "Pete" Roush III; children, Christi Lynn Holtsclaw and Charles Aaron Holtsclaw, both of Nitro; stepchildren, Detner Roush IV of Parkersburg, Brandy L. Laudermilt of Racine, Ohio, and Brian T. Roush of Hurricane; brother, William F. Knapp Jr. of Fairmont; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services were held Saturday, November 17, at First Baptist Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Joel M. Harpold officiating. The family suggests donations are made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502, in honor of Teri's granddaughter, Kaitlyn Parsons. You may also share memories or condolences with the

family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

RUTH SANDIFER Ruth Sandifer, recently of St. Albans, W.Va., passed away peacefully on November 16, 2012, at the age of 90, with her only child, Frances Leach and son-in-law Edward, by her side. She had moved here from Florida in 2005 to be near and have assistance from her daughter. She is survived by her sister, Fay Barnwell with her husband William, in Va., and a long term partner, Ralph Robinson in Md., as well as a granddaughter, Carole Bartig in Mich. As she wished, there were no services. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca assisted the Sandifer family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

ELOISE MARY SANSON Eloise Mary Sanson, 72, of Hurricane, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012, at CAMC Teays Valley, with her three daughters by her side. Born January 27, 1940, in Ashburnham, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Edgar J. and Melina Morse Landry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Sanson; and her sister, Teresa Phelps. Eloise was a 1958 graduate of Fitchburg High School, Fitchburg, Mass., and received her LPN degree from nursing college in Massachusetts. She was retired from Morris Memorial Nursing Home with 20 years of service as an LPN and was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church, Hurricane. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Lea and Dean White of Hurricane, Mary Lou

and Kevin Vance of Hurricane and Tammy and Donel Kinnard of Cincinnati, Ohio; and her sister, Elaine Erickson and her brother, Edmund Landry, both of Massachusetts. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Kristen, Michael, Heidi, Chris, Heather, Bryan and Lindsey; as well as her great-grandchildren, Kalyn, Seth, Dylan, Stormee, Destiny and Adrian. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Michael Wray officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family would like to offer a special thank you to grandchildren, Heather and Michael, who helped care for their grandmother during the last year.

ROLANDO V. SCHIAVONI Rolando V. Schiavoni, 81, of Walkersville, Md., formerly of St. Albans, departed this life on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md., after a short illness. He was born May 12, 1931, in Mason, Pa., a son of the late Dominic Schiavoni and Gertrude Piglini. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Schiavoni; daughter, Yvonne Schiavoni; and brothers, Joseph Schiavoni and Dominic Schiavoni. Those left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Shelley Schiavoni and Buffie Schiavoni White; son-in-law, Kevin White; brother, Robert Schiavoni; sister, Nancy Oravets; and four grandpets, Chelsea, Irie, Vito and Scarlett. A private service was held Saturday, November 17, at St. George Orthodox Cathedral with the Very Rev. Father Olof H. Scott Jr. officiating.

Workshop to Discuss Options to Extend Produce Growing Season WVU Horticulture Specialist, Dr. Lewis Jett, will discuss methods to extend the growing season for WV vegetable and fruit growers. The meeting will be hosted jointly by Putnam Farmers Market and by the Wild Ramp, and will take place at the Putnam County Courthouse (3389 Winfield Road, Winfield) on Tuesday, December 4th from 7 PM to 9 PM. Producers who are considering growing produce for early market entry or installing high tunnels or low row covers on their property, should attend this meeting. Season extension infrastructure can typically allow producers to plant and

harvest four to five weeks earlier or later for the average WV growing season. This workshop is designed to be especially beneficial to farmers market vendors who want to get a jump-start on the growing season. Farmers who wish to sell produce to school cafeterias (Farm to School) may also benefit from this presentation. Dr. Jett will discuss tunnel management considerations for: 1) selecting pest-resistant plants and plant varieties that will grow profitably ($), 2) determining high/low tunnel planting and harvesting dates, and 3) examining storage

and handling considerations for produce. This workshop is sponsored in part by a grant procured by the WV Farmer’s Market Association and by the WVU Extension Service. Please RSVP for space considerations by calling the WVU Extension Office: Chuck Talbott at (304) 586-0217 or Rich Sherman at (304)-743-7151. Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status.

Thursday,November 29,2012 – Page 13 Please make donations to St. George Orthodox Cathedral, P.O. Box 2044, Charleston, WV 25327. Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, was in charge of the arrangements.

LOIS "JEANNE" WATTS Lois "Jeanne" Watts, 75, of St. Albans, passed away November 10, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Born February 7, 1937, in Elkview, Lois was the daughter of the late Carl and Frieda E. Wines Stricklen. She was a 1956 honor graduate of Elkview High School, where she was head majorette and attended West Virginia State College. She was a longtime member of Washington Street Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at West Virginia Water Co. and Columbia Gas. Lois was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Harold F. Watts Sr.; children, Dianna (David) Roe of Muskogee, Okla., Laurie (Fred) Cluff of Muskogee, Gregory (Kathy) Watts of Sissonville, Harold "Howie" II (Susie) Watts of Teays Valley, Jerry (Tina) Watts of Martinsburg, Tim (Nikki) Watts of St. Albans, Bryan (April) Watts of Hurricane, Scott (Erica) Watts of Belleview, Fla., and Niki Cavender of St. Albans; honorary son, Jason Cavender of St. Albans; brothers, Bob Stricklen of Elkview, Bill Stricklen of St. Albans, Keith Stricklen of Elkview, Wayne Stricklen of Elkview, Ray Pauley of St. Albans and David Pauley of Elkview; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Minister Eddie Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial

Park, St. Albans. You may share memories or condolences with the family at The family would like to thank Hubbard Hospice West and Home Hospice Care for the care, love and attention shown to Lois.

RUSSELL W. "RUSTY" WITHROW, JR Mr. Russell W. "Rusty" Withrow Jr., 53, of Nitro, passed away on Wednesday November 14, 2012. Rusty was a lifelong resident of the area. He worked in sales at his family's business Saint Albans Windows. Rusty enjoyed numerous hobbies, such as Early American Archaeology, Amateur Go-Carting, Coin collecting and loved to study artifacts and history. He was also a member of several clubs and organizations pertaining to these hobbies. He was a loving husband, son, father and grandfather. Rusty is preceded in death by his father Russell Withrow Sr. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Egnor Withrow; mother, Burma Withrow; children, Loren Withrow of Dunbar, Gavin, Logan and Hunter Withrow all of Nitro; sister, Valerie Jean Grass of Nitro; brother, Robert Gerald Withrow of Hurricane; granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Gracelynn Withrow; several nieces and nephews and an host of family and friends. A tribute to the life of Russell W. "Rusty" Withrow Jr. was held Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Gatens-Harding Chapel with Pastor Millard Mitchell officiating. Entombment followed at Cunningham Memorial Park St. Albans. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca assisted the Withrow family. Online condolences may be sent to

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Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~ Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Rev. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road - Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7 p.m. Buffalo Church of God - Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447. Buffalo Nazarene Church - Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Gateway Christian Church Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Adult & Children’s Service Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Midweek Service 7:00 p.m. Church Phone 304562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. Good Hope Baptist Church Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House - Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 .pm; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor: Woody Willard.

Buffalo Presbyterian Church 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker.

Kanawha Valley Baptist Church 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone 304-437-3513 and 304-4372740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Cross of Grace Lutheran Church - 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”.

Lakeview Christian Church 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265.

Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7 p.m. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning First Baptist Church “Connecting People to Jesus Christ” 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV, 25526 – 304-562-9281. Dr. James E. Lutz, Senior Pastor. Sunday services: 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

Laywell Church of Christ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Manilla Chapel - Manilla Chapel, Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. SUNDAY: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Buff Creek Road. Hurricane, WV. Service Times- Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday eve. 6 p.m.; Wed. Eve Bible study 7 p.m. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm.

All area Churches welcome. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-6172752. Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, 25526 (just off the I-64 Winfield Exit 39). Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. (except the last Sunday of the month), 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. and include adult Bible study, AWANA, and youth. Please check our website for special announcements and www.mvbapservices: The Rev. Ron McClung is the senior pastor. Telephone 304-757-9110. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Mt. Salem UM Church - 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Otter Branch Church - Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Pine Grove Church of Christ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant- Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Providence Baptist Church Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304586-2832. Redeemer Presbyterian welcomes community to Services Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, welcomes the community to learn of God’s love and grace. They meet at Teays Valley Cinema for worship service at 10 a.m. The church’s pastor is Barrett Jordan. For more information, call the church office, 304-757-1197, or check the church’s website at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166. Pastor Dr. Rod Taylor. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mid Week Service 7 p.m. Sousanah FWB Church Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Springdale Free Will Baptist Church - Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 21/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 5625389. Teays Valley Baptist Church Dr. John D. Smith, Pastor. 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-757-9306. Services: SUNDAY - Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.; Evening worship 6:00 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY – Bible Study and Prayer 7 p.m.; Awana 7:00 p.m. All services are interpreted for the deaf. TV Service on Suddenlink Channel 2, Wed. 8:30 – 9 p.m. Radio Program WEMM 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m.

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Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene - 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. Way of Truth Tabernacle - 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. Winfield Church of the Nazarene - 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Worship Service 10:45 am; Sunday Praise Service at 6:00pm; Wednesday Kidz & Teens 7:00 pm; Wednesday Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm. Pastor Robert Fulton, 304-586-2180. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Winfield Presbyterian Church Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Winfield United Methodist Church Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.

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Community News

Photography 101: Nighttime Scene in Charleston

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EnAct serves Food and Hope By Justin Waybright

ISO: 400 Shutter: 15” Aperture/F-stop: 22 The great thing about night photography is the action that street lights and headlights can play. Simple head and tail lights really come to life in a portrait, if it is taken correctly. There is an obvious challenge you will face: poor ambient lighting. To overcome this, simply raise the camera’s ISO setting to 400 or above. I recommend no more than 400 ISO, because of the lack of noise or graininess this setting produces. Be prepared with either a tripod or something steady on which to lay your camera. The shutter needs to be open for at least 10-20 seconds depending

on the amount of ambient light that is available. On this shot I placed the camera on a porch rail, and then pressed the button to take the shot. With a long shutter speed like the one I used, the camera could not be touched or disturbed for 15 seconds as it completed the exposure. Long shutter speeds can often add creativity and uniqueness to an otherwise dull scene. The best advice: practice and experiment with the shutter speeds your camera has. Just remember: the longer the shutter speed, the longer the camera must remain perfectly still and undisturbed. If the camera is shaken or even experiences the slightest vibration, the exposure will come out blurry and distorted.

WINFIELD - On Nov. 19, crowds of people walked into the Putnam County EnAct building with frowns on their faces. Moments later, these same people walked out with smiles. They came in, one-by-one, down-trodden and financially bruised from the poor economy. Many had jobs, but not enough income to support their families. They may have showed up empty-handed, but they left with boxes full of food, household cleaners and personal hygiene products. One Winfield resident stepped out of her van, feeling beaten down by the current circumstances she was facing. She had no water, power or refrigerator. To make matters tougher, she was bombarded by medical bills. “This time is beyond what you can imagine… I’m hanging on by a thread,” she said. “But, places like this give you hope in the midst of darkness.” More than just food and necessities: hope is what volunteers at EnAct were serving that Monday afternoon. Buffalo resident and volunteer Chris Harmon was happy to help. “I’ve been in those shoes be-

EnAct Volunteers Chris Harmon and Emily Garretson carry boxes of food, hygiene and household items to area residents on Nov. 19. The boxes of food were donated by STAR Motorcycle Club. Photo by Justin Waybright. fore,” he said. “It’s always a pleasure to give back to the community, and I give back any way I can.” Volunteer Emily Garretson agreed. She urged people to seek assistance when they need it. “There are always people out there willing to help you,” she said. “Don’t be afraid to ask for help.” Offering hope and help is what workers at EnAct do every day, and they feel privileged to do it. “We are blessed to be able to help,” said EnAct Putnam County Coordinator Leigh Ann Harmon. “There are so many without, and we can do a little bit to make a dif-

We offer snow plowing, salting, snow removal, snow hauling, loader work, snow shoveling and snow blowing service, “curb- to-curb” service, seasonal service contracts, competitive rates, and site consultations.

ference and help them.” Hurricane City Manager Ben Newhouse smiled as he walked into EnAct. Newhouse is a board member with this organization. He was pleased with the efforts it was making in helping area residents. “There are 50,000 people in Putnam County, and 6,000 are on some sort of financial assistance this is over 10 percent” Newhouse said. “EnAct’s goal is to get in, help out and get them to be sustainable. EnAct is trying to help these people get on their feet.” For questions, information or to donate, call EnAct at (304) 7606067.

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