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They are Marshall and They Will Never Forget By Justin Waybright

Area students named 2013 National Merit semifinalists Several area students have been named semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. The seniors were among a pool of 1.5 million juniors that entered the scholarship program by taking the 2011 preliminary SAT or National Scholarship qualifying test, both of which serve as an initial screening of program entrants.The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application providing information about the student's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and SEE STUDENTS ON PAGE 16

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HUNTINGTON—The bright, noonday sun dances and sparkles on water, trickling down a fountain that represents a promise to Marshall University. It is a promise to never forget what happened more than four decades ago, when Marshall University was shaken to its very core. Nov. 14, 1970 will always be a day that is scarred by pain, loss and devastation. But, every year, since that heartstopping day in November, students, teachers, alumni and local residents walk onto the brickpaved courtyard and gather

Marshall University ROTC and Marching Band members pay tribute to the 1970 plane crash victims during the annual memorial ceremony. Photo by Justin Waybright. around a fountain.

They sit

solemnly, watching water flow


Governor and First Lady Tomblin invite West Virginians to contribute Photos for Military Recognition Tree To honor our military men and women this holiday season CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin have invited all West Virginians to honor our military men and women by contributing photos for the "Military Recognition" tree. Those wishing to participate are asked to send in photos of their loved ones or friends who have served or are serving in the military. The photos will be displayed on the "Military Recognition" tree which will be located in the Governor's Reception Room of the State Capitol Building during the holiday season. "Whether serving here at home or half-way around the

Allen Harper served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force. world, our military men and

PFC-3 Everett “Buzzy” Hutchinson of Milton served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965 plus two years in reserve.

women have answered the call to duty time and again, ensuring our safety and our freedom. I'm grateful for their selfless service and I'm proud of the strong traditions they represent," Gov. Tomblin said. "This year's 'Military Recognition' tree provides us with the opportunity to showcase our gratitude to the men and women who've sacrificed for us and our country." "With so many West Virginian's serving in our nation's military, it's important for us to keep in mind the families who wait patiently for their loved ones to return," First Lady Tomblin said. "I believe this SEE MILITARY ON PAGE 4


Page 2 – November 16-17,2012 SC Public Library to hold Monthly Meeting The South Charleston Public Library Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda is available at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

Planetarium Shows at the Clay Center Through November 21st Harvest Skies will uncover the astronomical origins of the cross-quarter day known as Halloween and explore the history and stories of the constellations in the fall skies in this original Clay Center production. Shows Wednesday – Saturday at 11 am & 2 pm; Sundays at noon and 2 pm.

Transportation available to Seniors Transportation is available to join others for lunch Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hometown Senior Center, located at 100 1st Ave., in Hometown. On the way home, stops can also be made at grocery store, post office, or pharmacy. Call 304-586-2745 for more information.

Putnam County Republican Club Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Putnam County Courthouse in Winfield.

Kanawha Valley Coin Club The Kanawha Valley Coin Club meets the third Tuesday of each month (7 p.m.) at the Kanawha City Recreation Center located at 3511 Venable Avenue. For more info., call 727-4062 or 925-4852.

Program offers help to Problem Gamblers The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, the program that operates the statewide 1-800-GAMBLER help-line for problem gamblers and their loved ones, is offering a support group in Teays Valley to help individuals struggling with a gam-

Community Calendar bling addiction. The agency, in conjunction with Fred Clark, offers therapy group sessions for one and a half hours a week for the duration of three months. Clark, a longtime mental health therapist and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor, will facilitate the group. Through the 11 years of operating the 1-800-Gambler helpline, the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia has received nearly 10,000 calls from problem gamblers and their loved ones. One of the main reasons Teays Valley was chosen as a site for this type of treatment is the helpline receives many calls from the Cabell, Kanawha, and Putnam county areas. Kathleen O'Neil, coordinator of this project for the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia said, "Teays Valley is in close proximity of where we receive calls from this three-county area." Anyone who thinks they or a loved one may have a gambling problem is urged to call 1-800GAMBLER to find out more.

MCTC begins Spring Registration Registration for the Spring 2013 semester at Mountwest Community and Technical College began Monday, Nov. 5, for currently enrolled students. Students may register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the one-stop Student Services desk on campus, 2205 5th Street Road, Huntington, or online at Advance registration for newly admitted or readmitted students begins Monday, Nov. 19. Spring classes start Jan. 14. For more details, visit 866-6765533.

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

Kimberly Marcum at 736-4957.

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

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.

Guided Rock Climbing Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures at Hocking Hills State Park - 13178 Ohio 664 S., Logan, OH 43138 Open year round, offering guided rock climbing, rappelling and backpacking expeditions for visitors. Reservations required; call 800-HOCKING. For more information, visit

SC Public Library Holiday Closings The South Charleston Public Library will be closed November 22 through November 25, 2012 for the Thanksgiving holiday. They will reopen on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 9 a.m.

Traditions: A Celebration of Heritage Opening November 23rd, the Clay Center will host its annual holiday celebration, which features holiday trees and original works of art by local artists and designers.

Food Pantry The Food Pantry at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship on Teays Valley Road is open from 9-11 a.m. on

the 3rd Saturday of each month. For more information, call 304757-9166.

‘Reason for the Season’ at the Clay Center Opening November 23rd, “Reason for the Season” will explore the origins of the world’s holiday celebrations and traditions, many of which have their roots in the stars and stories of the nighttime sky. Shows Wednesday – Saturday at 11 am & 2 pm; Sundays at noon and 2 pm

Nitro Senior Citizens sponsor Bingo! The Nitro Senior Citizens sponsor bingo Thursdays in the Nitro Community Center, 21st Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Raffles, jack-pots and complimentary coffee are included. A smoking area and concessions are available Proceeds benefit Nitro Senior Citizens’ programs.

Diabetes Education Group Meets at 7 p.m., in Room B, Eleanor Town Hall, on the third Tuesday of each month. For more info, call Mary 304-937-4093, Missy 304-937-3373 or Glenville 304-586-2523.

Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County Would you like to make a difference? Do you know someone who needs help with reading? Become a literacy volunteer and help adults improve their basic academic skills. We will teach you how to help others through our free 10 hour training session which will give you the skills you need. Call 304-757-1550.

Trip to Billy Graham Training Center Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8. Bob withers, pastor of Seventh Ave. Baptist Church, and his wife Sue Ann are planning a bus trip to the training center at The Cove near Asheville, N.C., for a Christmas dinner and concert hosted by Cliff Barrows, and a visit to the

The Putnam Standard Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. For more information, call 304-522-2046. Cost: $215-$280 This trip is offered by Bob Withers (313 Main St., Huntington, WV 25702).

Christmas Fantasy Light Show Krodel Park in Point Pleasant, WV. Nov. 16 - Dec. 31 Drive-through light show includes animated displays.

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 800-377-6249 or 606-329-1007, or go online at

Stan McDaniel and his Band On November 17, 2012, Stan McDaniel and his band will be the headliners for the Nitro Senior Citizens Country Western Dance. The entertainment starts with a concession opening at 5:00 p.m. and the music and dancing starts at 6:00 p.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m. This is a monthly activity of the Nitro Seniors and the cost of admission is still by donation, and all proceeds go to fund the extra activities of the seniors. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The Nitro Center is located on the corner of 21st Street and 2nd Avenue, Nitro, West Virginia. Come and enjoy a night of fellowship with your friends and make new ones.

Democratic Women November Luncheon Meeting The Putnam County Chapter of the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women will hold its November Luncheon Meeting Saturday, November 17, 2012, Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, 12:00 Noon. $10.00 per person. Program – “Rebuild Thru Youth!” Bring a door prize and a friend. All Democrats welcome! For more information and to RSVP call President, Dot Turley 304-562-9886.

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When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 Where: Buffalo Church of God Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Menu: Hot Dogs, Pinto and Navy Beans, Plain and Mexican Cornbread. Homemade peanut butter balls, chocolate covered cherries and Bavarian cream candy. A variety of desserts and crafts. EVERYONE WELCOME! Sponsored by the Women of the Church of God.

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Volunteers Breathe Life into Fading Cemetery By Justin Waybright

ELEANOR - For years, grey clouds rested above a forgotten town cemetery. The resting place is more than a century-old, and it is aging rapidly. Rusty fence posts barely stand in the cold fall air. Headstones lay crooked and weathered by time. But a small group of people breathe life into this fading cemetery. On a recent Saturday in November, a few people walked onto the wet grass of Woody2/Hudson Cemetery with shovels, wire brushes and concrete in their hands. By 10:30 a.m., a boy scout and 25 others were digging holes, sanding rusty fence gates and re-setting century-old tombstones at this aging cemetery off Roosevelt Blvd. Throughout October and November, Austin Redd, along with family and friends from the Midway Meridian 4-H Club, revived the Eleanor resting place. “I know the families here would respect this,” the 16-yearold Buffalo Junior said. “I believe those who are buried here de-

serve a nice place to be.” Family and friends joined Redd in his effort to improve the community. People young and old have pitched in to help, he said. “It feels good to have my family here to help and support me through all of this,” said Redd. “My parents have been right by me.” Redd’s mother Tina, has been happy to be involved in this project. She and others from the Midway Meridian 4-H Club have mowed the cemetery grounds for more than four years. “We should be done [with this project] by the end of November,” she said. “We’re so excited. We’ve done a lot of work here.” Aside from beautifying a town cemetery, Redd is striving to earn the prestigious “Eagle Scout” ranking through this project. Redd’s mother believes he will. “If he has a passion in something, there is no stopping him,” she said. Chris Toney, the 4-H Club Organizational Leader was proud of the progress made on Saturday. She smiled while sanding a section of rusted fencing. “We want to restore this and make it a historical cemetery because of its age,” Toney said. “We want to keep this in the minds of

Volunteers shovel dirt to improve the grave sites at the town’s cemetery. Photo by Justin Waybright.

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Members of the Midway Meridian 4-H Club restore a rusted fence. Volunteers have sacrificed time and hard work for more than a month to beautify this piece of Eleanor’s history. Photo by Justin Waybright. young people; what has happened over the years. We want to restore history here.” Toney has been involved in the county’s 4-H program for 42 years. She has seen members volunteer time and hard work to better the lives of area residents. She was particularly pleased

with the work that scouts and 4H members poured out at the Woody2/Hudson Cemetery. “This is a group of amazing people,” Toney said. “They all come together in love, and there is nothing they wouldn’t do.” By Saturday’s end, the volunteers had welded the fence back

together, re-positioned headstones and re-filled grave areas with fresh fill dirt. About 95 percent of the work at the cemetery was done. The Midway Meridian 4-H Club and the Boy Scout Troop 66 thank the Town of Eleanor for donating fill dirt and concrete.

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Slow-Cooked Chili Ingredients • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil • 3/4 pound stew beef, cut into 3/4-inch cubes • 2 tablespoons chili powder • 1 teaspoon cumin • 2 tablespoons flour • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 small green or red bell pepper, chopped • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley • 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed • 16-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed • 28-ounce can diced tomatoes • 1 1/2 cups beef broth • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce

year's 'Military Recognition' tree will not only show our support for these families, it will honor those who have served and continue to serve-here at home and abroad."

All photos, along with the form and tag, must be received by November 23, 2012. The form and tag can be downloaded by visiting and clicking on the

Governor and First Lady's Military Recognition Tree icon. Please note, photos will not be returned - they will be kept at the Governor's Mansion.

ternoon. The moment felt somewhat divine as everyone in the massive crowd locked their eyes toward the fountain. Students wearing green and white, sat attentively with their hands crossed over their laps. Some had tears falling from their eyes while they listened to Marshall University President Stephen Kopp speak. “We still are and always will be Marshall,” Kopp said. “We are Marshall, and we will never forget.” The sounds of clapping hands

echoed through the chilly air. Head Coach Doc Holliday walked up to the microphone. Holliday spoke boldly. “The football program did not stop in 1970,” he said. “It continued…It began to stand for something more important.” Holliday went on to say, “Marshall University football will always be played for those who lost their lives on Nov. 14, 1970.” Moments later, water stopped flowing from the iconic fountain; not to flow again until spring.


Art by Natalie Larson

• 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar • 3/4 teaspoon salt • Sour cream, chopped fresh parsley, or chopped red onion for garnish

Directions 1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meat and brown it for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add the chili powder and cumin and let the spices heat for 1 minute, stirring all the while. Stir in the flour and let the mixture cook for 1 minute more. 2. Transfer the meat mixture to a large slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the garnishes), and stir well. Cover the cooker and let the mixture cook for 6 to 8 hours on the low setting, stirring occasionally. If necessary, thin the chili with a little water or stock as it cooks. Serves 8.

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November Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Kaylan Johnson – November 19th Helen Shinn Matthew Shirkey – November 18th Donnie Wintz – November 18th Carolyn (Black) Mullins Robin Chaney Jimmy Clagg Vicky Clark Jane Donahoe Gail Dorning Marie Eiler Betty Elmore Lois Errett If you - or someone you know Samuel Errett will be celebratrating a Joan Faris birthday in the coming months... Bonnie Field Call 304-743-6731 and give us Mary Freytag their name - OR just email the Debra Gay information to Carolyn Gibson

down from it. A somber, yet peaceful feeling always fills the atmosphere on Nov. 14, when hundreds unite to honor those who lost everything that fateful day. The overall sentiment Wednesday: They will never forget. At 11:40 a.m. there were about 500 people standing around the Memorial Student Fountain. Twenty minutes later: more than 1,000 were there. Overwhelming silence filled the air. It was as if the entire campus and city had shut down for the af-

Florida man sentenced distributing oxycodone in Putnam County STAFF REPORT WINFIELD – A Florida man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for illegally distributing oxycodone in Putnam County. Jason Corley Padgett, 36, of Hampton, Fla., previously pleaded guilty in July. He was sentenced on Monday, Oct. 29, in U.S. District Court in Huntington. Padgett admitted that he sold oxycodone to a confidential informant working at the direction of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) beginning in September 2010. Padgett further admitted that a few of the illegal pill transactions occurred in Florida, but most of the transactions involved the defendant shipping quantities of oxycodone to Winfield. Padgett also admitted that he

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provided checking account information to the informant so that money could be deposited into an account before shipments of oxycodone were completed. Bank account records revealed that more than $43,000 in cash deposits were made to the defendant’s account and 13 Federal Express packages were shipped from the defendant to the confidential informant between November 2010 and February 2011. On April 6, 2011, MDENT agents and investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used a confidential informant to arrange a controlled purchase of 200 30-milligram oxycodone tablets from the defendant in Jacksonville, Fla. Padgett arrived at the prearranged location and was ar-

rested. Officers seized a loaded .38 caliber revolver from the defendant’s rental vehicle and 234 oxycodone tablets. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department, the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution. The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers. The case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs.

Putnam County EnAct hosts Free Food Distribution By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - EnAct of Putnam County (formerly Capital Resource Agency) is hosting a free food distribution event on Monday, Nov. 19 at its Winfield location. Those who are interested in receiving free food and household items must complete an application by Friday, Nov. 16. Applications are available at the office. Those in need will receive nonperishable food items, household and personal hygiene products.

Members of the STAR Motorcycle Club donated these items they received from the Feed the Children Organization. EnAct has enough donations to help about 120 local families. Before coming to EnAct to complete an application, plan to bring the social security numbers of all family members, I.D.s to prove Putnam County citizenship and have date of births for all participating family members. EnAct will schedule times for participants to arrive at its office to receive donations. The event will begin at 1 p.m., Nov. 19. For details call (304) 760-6967.

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Utah man sentenced to nearly five years in prison for Stonegate Mortgage Fraud Scheme STAFF REPORT WINFIELD–AUtahmanwassentenced Monday, Nov. 5, to four years andninemonthsinfederalprisonfor his leadership role in a multimilliondollar mortgage fraud scheme linked to properties in the Stonegate subdivision inWinfield. RaymondPaulMorris,51,ofSouth Weber, Utah, previously pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to commit wirefraudandbankfraud.Morrisadmitted to participating in the sophisticated multimillion-dollar mortgage fraudschemeinearly2006alongwith convictedco-conspiratorsDeborahL. Joyce,38,ofHurricane,andMichaelS. Hurd, 37, of Utah. The scheme reaped nearly $2 million in lost equity from the lenders in less than two years. Six defendants were ultimately sentenced to a total of 166 months of imprisonment for their involvement in the fraudulent scheme. U.S.AttorneyBoothGoodwinsaid, “When criminals steal from banks by taking out fraudulent loans, it’s legitimate borrowers who get hurt. Mortgagefraudmakesitdifficultforhonest home-buyers to get a mortgage. And that cuts straight to the heart of the American dream.” Between July 2006 through December 2007, Morris, Hurd and Joyce profitedfromillegally“flipping”existing homes in the Stonegate subdivision to out-of-state borrowers at falsely inflated sales prices. During this time, Morris served as a leader of “100X,” organized in Salt Lake City, Utah, which was a group of novice investors who were looking to make quick profits in the real estate boom of the mid-2000’s. While searching for potential real estate deals across the country in late 2005,Morrisbecameacquaintedwith Joyce, a local Putnam County real estate developer, who at the time was looking to build new single-family homes in the undeveloped lots of the Stonegate subdivision. MorrisflewtoWestVirginiaandreviewed Joyce’s plans. The two agreed before Joyce could sell new construction in the subdivision, she needed more expensive comparable home sales of existing

properties to justify the asking price for her planned new construction. Joyce approached homeowners in thesubdivisionandenteredintosales contractstopurchasethehomesator near the current fair market value. Joyce then obtained fraudulently inflatedappraisalsfromtwolocalreal estateappraisers,JamesThornton,48, and Mark Greenlee, 50, that essentially doubled the fair market value of the properties she had under contract. JoycesentthoseappraisalstoMorris, who in turn pitched the purchase of these same properties to the 100X members as a real estate investment opportunity. Morris,ofcourse,concealedJoyce’s underlying sales agreement and the home’s true market value. To convince the 100X members to purchase the Stonegate properties, Morris enlisted the assistance of a friend, Michael Hurd, who was operatingacompanycalled“TheGiftProgram” or“Advanced Capital Services” that was operated at Hurd’s home in Sandy, Utah. Hurddescribed“TheGiftProgram” to the 100X members as a “seller funded down payment assistance program” used to provide home buyer’s money to make down payment and initial mortgage payments on real estate purchases. As a result, Morris was able to convince the 100X members that the investment opportunity represented littlepersonalriskbecausetheywould not only not have to pay a down payment, but receive help with initial mortgage payments that they could rely upon while the 100X member triedtoturnaroundandfliptheproperty again at an even higher price. In reality, The Gift Program was simply an elaborate scheme to defraudlendersbyconcealingthetransferofloanfundstotheborrowerfrom the lender. In essence, through the use of The Gift Program, lenders unwittingly fundedtheirowndownpaymentand made the initial mortgage payments. To deceive the 100X members further,Morrisledthemtobelievehewas also investing in the Stonegate project.

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In total, Morris, Hurd, and Joyce convincedfive100Xmemberstopurchase five existing homes and one lot for new construction. The respective lender losses totaled almost $2 million. Inadditiontothe57-monthprison sentence Morris received Monday, Nov. 5, for his role in the scheme, his co-conspiratorsandthecomplicitappraisers also were brought to justice. Deborah Joyce was sentenced in April2011to46monthsinprisonand fiveyearsofsupervisedreleaseforher involvement in the Stonegate subdivision mortgage fraud scheme. Joyce’s husband, Todd Joyce, 38, of Hurricane,wasalsosentencedinApril 2011to18monthsinprisononmortgage fraud and tax evasion charges. Mark Greenlee was sentenced in Augustto18monthsinfederalprison for preparing a false and fraudulent appraisal in furtherance of the mortgage fraud scheme. James Thornton was also sentenced in August to five years’ probation for his involvement in the scheme.Thorntonreceivedareduced sentence as a result of his early cooperation in the federal investigation. This case was investigated by the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigative Division, and theFederalHousingFinanceAgency’s Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States AttorneyThomas Ryan handled the prosecution. The sentence was imposed by United States District JudgeThomas E. Johnston.

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Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens

Things we take for Granted We all take things for granted and we expect things to always be there. Some of the things are – sight, smell, walking, talking and being able to do the things we need to do daily in our lives. Sometimes we take our family for granted – our spouses, children, Mom, Dad, sisters and brothers. We also take our jobs for granted. How often do we wish to “sleep in” but get up anyway. There are many people who could do our jobs and are looking for work and would appreciate the job. We take our transportation for granted. Most people have 2 vehicles to drive. If one goes out there is another. We all take things and people for granted. We take our Pastors for granted, sometimes. A wise man of God once said your Pastor is the only one in your church who does not have a pastor. So true, we take our church family for granted – then when one is gone we really miss them. Let us all tell the people in our lives we love and we appreciate them. Let us not take God for granted either. “Be thankful unto Him and bless His name.” Something else we take for granted – electricity.

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Christin’s Corner Hurricane welcomes By Christin Daugherty Dear Christin, I noticed in your last column that you mentioned that you were a college graduate and a mother.I am also a mother of two,raising them on my own. I have recently been considering going back to school to earn a degree in business. I was wondering if you could shed some light on this subject for me. How difficult will it be going back after all these years? I am 25 now and haven’t been in school since I was 18. I have a very loving family that has offered to help me in any way they can,but how will my girls cope with me being away more often?Will they eventually resent me for this decision? Sincerely, One Worried Mama Dear One Worried Mama, One important question to consider when making this decision is: How well do you manage your time? After all, the most difficult thing about going back to school (for me) was time management. That, and determination. You have to really want this for yourself and your daughters. In my opinion, furthering your education is the best thing you can do for you and your family. Not only does it give you the chance for a better paying job, but it also helps to improve your self-esteem and overall wellbeing. As for me, I decided to go back to school at the age of 27, nearly 10 years after attending high school. And, like you, I am also a single mother with a very strong support system. I pondered for months over this decision and finally decided that I had nothing to lose, except for maybe my sanity. After the first couple of semesters I thought to myself, “I got this!” and decided to transfer out of my two-year program and into a four-year program. That’s where things started to get a little tricky. Two years turned into four, and four years turned into five, and by the time I had reached my last year I thought I was never getting out of there. And the guilt? Oh the guilt! My daughter was five when I started and eleven when I finished. I was certain that she would end up resenting me for all the hours I spent at my computer doing homework, and all the times that I was just too tired to play. The turning point for me was when I was inducted into a national honor society at the college for my academic accomplishments. During the ceremony, my daughter was instructed to sit in the audience as I was escorted to the front to be acknowledged. The look of pride on her face was priceless as she jumped to her feet, clapping and cheering when they called my name. I will never forget that smile for as long as I live. I knew right then and there that I was going to finish. I HAD to finish. If not for me, then for her. There is something very rewarding in making your children proud. It is our responsibility as parents to set a good example for our kids. My only hope is that after seeing me do it, she will have the courage and confidence to achieve her own dreams. You can do it too, Mama! Where there is a will, there is always a way! Good luck! “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”- George Eliot Got a problem? Need some answers? Contact me at **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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new Members By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE – Change was on the agenda during the Nov. 5 City Council meeting. The city gained two new faces on its staff: Hurricane Police Officer Josh Lucas and Hurricane Councilwoman Gerry Spears. Both were warmly welcomed by the mayor and council. “We’ve had some good compliments on you,” Mayor Scott Edwards said to Officer Lucas. “Thank you for what you do.” The council swore in Spears as its newest member. “We welcome you to the council,” Edwards said. After the city welcomed its new members, the council began business on an agenda filled with grant resolutions and improvements for Hurricane. Council members approved resolutions involving a $69,898 improvement to City Park. The state-funded project will cover a 5-foot-wide asphalt walking trail and new playground equipment. The council also discussed receiving an emergency generator in the municipal building. Once finalized, the city will have a natural gas-powered generator

Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards swears in Gerry Spears as the city’s newest council member. Submitted photo. to be used in case of power loss. The lowest bid received has been $61,883.39. Funds from a loan refinance will cover the cost of the genera-

tor and its installation. At the end of the meeting, Edwards reminded audience members of the Christmas Parade, which is 4:30 p.m., Dec. 1.

PSC Alerts Customers of Utility Billing Issues The Public Service Commission of West Virginia wants customers to be prepared when they receive their next round of utility bills. Electric Bills Under normal circumstances, residential customers receive an electric bill that reflects their actual usage one month and an estimated bill based on last year’s usage for the same time period. In their efforts to restore service as quickly as possible following the heavy snowfall resulting from Hurricane Sandy, Appalachian Power, Monongahela Power, Potomac Edison, and Wheeling Power have all reported employees were taken off their regular duties, such as reading meters, to assist restoration crews in the field. As a result, more customers than normal will receive “estimated” rather than “actual bills” in the next billing cycle. Unfortu-

nately, the estimated bills will not take into account that a customer may not have had utility service for a portion of the month for which the bill is estimated. The PSC wants to assure customers that the bills will be accurate or “trued up” as of their next electric bill based on an actual reading. In other words, after paying an estimated bill and the next bill based on actual usage, a customer will have paid no more than what was used. Water Bills West Virginia American Water reports that although it was not necessary to take meter readers off their regular duties to assist with restoration activities, in some areas where there was very heavy snowfall some meters were inaccessible. As a result, there could be an increase in the number of customers receiving estimated bills this

month. Those customers who experienced service disruptions and were without water should, all other things being equal, expect to see slightly lower bills due to decreased usage. Telephone Bills Commission Rules require telephone companies to prorate bills when service is interrupted for specified periods of time (according to the company’s tariff ) due to any cause other than the negligence or willful act of the customer. Telephone customers who were without service should contact their phone company to request a bill adjustment. Gas Bills There is a possibility some customers could receive up to three estimated bills in a row in situations where meters were inaccessible or there were safety concerns for employees.

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Percussion Classes Now Available! HURRICANE - Arts in Action located in Hurricane, WV are putting the arts to action! Thunder Percussion is an education program designed to introduce and teach the art of percussion as well as enhancing the appreciation of it in different cultures. Group and individual instruction is provided for the development of skills in rhythmic theory and performance on various instruments, including snare drum and other marching and orchestral percussion instruments. In addition, students will learn to play drums from the Middle East and those of Israel and Africa. Instructor Jim Florkevich began playing drums at the age of 4 and by God's grace will never stop. After winning numerous musical awards in high school, Jim studied Percussion at West Virginia University with world acclaimed instructor Dr. Phillip Faini. As a member of the WVU Percussion Ensembles' famed "Percussion 70", Jim was a co-featured drumset soloist on NBC's Today Show live in New York City. While a member of the Mountaineer Marching Band, he composed the original version of the

Drumline’s “Boogie Cadence" and was honored as Bandsman Of The Year. Following a 30-year professional playing career, he taught music for 10 years at West Virginia State University serving as Percussion Instructor, Assistant Band Director and two years as Interim Band Director. Jim was blessed to have instructed some of the most talented musicians in the State, including Gospel Drumming sensation Charles Shelton Jr. Many of these students have become Music Educators and others worship leaders and praise band drummers lifting the name of Jesus throughout the State of West Virginia. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from a skilled master of the art of percussion while having fun and fellowship with kindred spirits who share the passion for the arts. Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are offered according to age and playing ability. Arts in Action is currently taking applications for Thunder's new "Drumming for Jesus" performing group. This group will tour with The Master Ambition Dance Company and Revelation Drama to minister through the arts. It will be a

great opportunity to share your talent while spreading the Good News and making lasting friendships and enjoying wonderful fellowship. In addition to percussion, Arts in Action also provides education in the form of dance cheerleading, drama, art, karate, piano and voice and is also home to the Appalachian Children’s Chorus. Arts in Action continues to help children and young adults not only learn new skills, but to also reap the numerous benefits of higher self-esteem, improved academic achievement and discipline, to name a few. The benefits of arts education are numerous and offer a child to develop life skills. Documented research has been published that concludes that arts education makes a significant impact on the development of every child. Arts in Action is a 501 (c) (3) organization who offers financial aid and family discounts to qualifying families. For more information call 304-419-4446 or email or check out for more detailed information.

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WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane

“MORNING COFFEE ” Thought for the week: Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof; PSALM 46:2,3 (KJV) No electric, no coffee, car runs, head for the local coffee hub. This is where you not only hear local news, but the opinions of all who gather. A constant buzz of how who is after surgery, how the weather is, who passed on, and what are you doing this day. The president and his cabinet members, meeting at Camp David could not accomplish the problems solved over a cup of coffee at these morning meetings. Oh, the stories you can hear, it is loud and bustling, with laughter and the continuing waitress asking, ”Do you need a coffee refill?” But isn’t it great that those who can and do meet, from old high school football buddies, to couples who eat their only meal of the day together, after all she prepared breakfast every morning for 30 years, retirement has come at last. For others this is how the morning starts that hot cup of coffee with a friend. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed; II Corinthians 4:8, 9 I read this verse and think of those who have lost homes, family members and so much else, by the natural hurricane disasters this past month. The TV screen scans as you view those who are enduring troubles, as this was the main topic while having my coffee this day, each of us have troubles in life everyday and GOD knows all about them. I realized these meetings of the minds do not just happen when the utilities are off, this is an everyday gathering in every little coffee house across this country. Not only do we meet and share news of the day, it could be a time to reach out and PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER silently, thanking GOD for this new day and once again to meet with others over that morning cup of coffee. As the southern say, MAW-IN had your java yet? Prayer: Once again, Good morning God, thank you for a new day, be with all my friends and foes direct my footsteps today in your direction and keep me in your sight. Amen.

Main Street West Virginia urges shoppers to support local Small Business Saturday Nov. 24 CHARLESTON - Shoppers are being asked to make a big difference to small businesses by spending at least one day supporting their local communities. The national Small Business Saturday takes place Nov. 24. Small businesses represent more than 96 percent of all employers in West Virginia, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Main Street West Virginia encourages consumers to answer the call to “shop small” at hometown stores and boost the local economy. A program of the West Virginia Development Office, Main Street West Virginia focuses on economic revitalization of historic commercial districts. The organization serves 12 accredited Main Street communities and 16 ON TRAC communities. “A vibrant commercial district can bolster small businesses, strengthen communities and revitalize the local economy,” said

Marsha Humphrey, state coordinator, Main Street West Virginia. “Now, with communities throughout our state recovering from the recent storms, it is more important than ever that we support our small businesses. It’s as easy as walking into a shop on your local Main Street.” Small Business Saturday falls between “Black Friday,” the traditional holiday shopping spree kick-off, and the online version “Cyber Monday.” Main Street

West Virginia, a program of the West Virginia Development Office, focuses on economic revitalization of historic commercial districts. The state’s accredited Main Street communities are Charleston East End and Charleston West Side, both of Kanawha County; Fairmont and Mannington, both of Marion County; Kingwood, Preston County; Martinsburg, Berkeley County; Morgantown, Monon-

galia County; Philippi, Barbour County; Point Pleasant, Mason County; Ripley, Jackson County; and Ronceverte and White Sulphur Springs, both of Greenbrier County. For more information about West Virginia’s Main Street communities, visit http://wv- This marks the third year for Small Business Saturday. American Express founded the event in 2010 to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.

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Hurricane Boys’ Soccer wins State Championship


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It is Done: Winfield Wins State Title

More than 400 watch the Redskins win against Parkersburg

The Redskins’ Alex White (#10) fights to get possession of the ball against a Parkersburg defender. White went on to score a goal, and help Hurricane secure a 2-0 victory. Photo by Justin Waybright.

The Winfield Generals pose for a picture. It is official now: they are state champions. Photo by Justin Waybright.

By Justin Waybright

Hurricanes’ Trevor Cunningham (#24) uses skilled footwork to outsmart his opponent. Lightning fast offense and solid defense helped the Redskins grab this all-important win. Photo by Justin Waybright.

CHARLESTON - Winfield now has the best girls' soccer team in the state. Suspense, action and emotion filled every second of the game that got it there. The Lady Generals had to fight hard during its 60-minute match, topped with two-10-minute overtime periods. It was do-or-die time for Winfield and the fans knew it. The sheer power and presence of the Generals' audience was undeniable. Their chants and cheers sounded like thunder rolling throughout the grounds

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of Coonskin Park. There was a feeling in the atmosphere that something epic was about to take place. The game started with a strong showing from Winfield's offense. By the end of the first half, the Generals were up by 2. The Lady Generals played strong, and the momentum of the game clearly seemed to be in their hands. The second half was a different story. The Patriots came back strong and made a goal within the first two minutes of the period. GW's offense gradually began its march toward Winfield's goal. With 13 minutes to go, the Patriots broke away from the Generals' defense and made another shot. The score was now tied: 2-2. Seconds turned to minutes, and the second half ended with no offensive response from Winfield. The fate of the game would now rest on the results of two, 10minute periods. Crowds of fans from both teams yelled and cheered. Their presence came to life. The game was now a nail-biter. "Ladies and gentlemen, this is good stuff, as it should be," the game's announcer said. After a short break, the first 10minute overtime period began. The Lady Generals' offense was tightened up, and it kept the ball in GW territory. Yet the Patriots' defense stopped Winfield’s goal attempts. No points were scored by either team during the first period. But things were about to change. During the second overtime period, Winfield's offense made a statement.

Into the first minute of play, Jayne Lawman scored for the Generals. Fans in the stands erupted with joy. Momentum had shifted and Winfield now had a shot at the State Championship. Less than four minutes later, Lawman, out-of-nowhere, scores another, giving the Lady Generals a two-point lead. Six minutes were left in the game, and the victory now seemed to be secure. "I believe that we just won," chanted Winfield fans. They knew that victory was theirs. After the final second fell off the clock, reality set in for the girls in green... they had done it. The Lady Generals had won the West Virginia State Soccer Championship. Tears and sweat streamed down the faces of the girls after the game ended. Some players hugged each other and some stood in awe of what they had done. What they had trained so hard for and dreamed of had finally become reality. "This feels amazing," said an exhausted Jayne Lawman, seconds after the win. "I thought we might go into sudden death, but we never gave up." Winfield’s Emily Cole agreed. "We worked so hard for it," Cole said. "We could have played two more overtimes and we would have played with the same intensity." Head Coach Marshall Hoff smiled with pride as he described the final moments of the match. "That moment of the clock ticking and finishing was a great feeling," Hoff said. "It's second to none."


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Don't overlook your local WMA

David Payne Sr.

Column by David Payne Sr.

If you're looking for a place to hunt this year, don't overlook your local public-hunting area. With some folks, the state's wildlife-management areas have a reputation for being overcrowded with hunters. In some cases, it's true, but far from always and it depends on where you are. When I lived in Parkersburg, I hunted the Jug WM quite often.

Traditionally, The Jug leads the state in number of deer killed. Literally, more deer per square mile are killed there than any place in West Virginia. That's not because it has more deer – it's because it has more hunters. For instance, if you hunt on the back section of The Jug – out Klondike Ridge Road – there will probably be a truck pulled off the side of the road about every 100 feet. If you're showing up to hunt, it will look like the most insane hunting situation ever – nobody could possibly hunt like this. And you will be right. But, 90 percent of those folks walk, at most 90 feet from their vehicles. If you're willing to walk a mile or two into the woods, you will probably have the place to yourself. West Virginia's wildlife-management program maintains diverse and high-quality habitats for a variety of wildlife and opportunities for hunters and anglers throughout the state. A total of 1.4 million acres – eight percent of the state's total land mass – is managed by the West Virginia

DNR as part of a vast network of public-access hunting and fishing areas (this does not include the more than 3 million acres of public-access federal lands in the state). Officials not only work to improve habitat on the Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), such as by planting or thinning of certain trees, planting shrubs for food and cover, maintenance of food plots and development of wetland areas – they also construct roads, parking areas, trails, public shooting ranges and infrastructure to make some areas handicap accessible. Over the next 10 years, the DNR plans to create nearly two dozen handicap accessible trails on its WMAs. The West Virginia legislature gave the DNR – then known as the Game and Fish Commission – the authority to purchase land to set aside as game refuges, where no hunting would be allowed. The DNR started buying land in the 1920s. These properties were set aside as game refuges, although when populations eventually needed culling,

public-hunting land in the national forests, but those were all in the eastern highlands and difficult for people in the most populous areas of the state. Miles believed it vital to set aside property upon which any properly-licensed person could hunt or fish. To pay for it, he created the conservation stamp, which hunters are required to purchase in addition to their licenses. His vision was that every citizen of West Virginia should have state-managed hunting and fishing access within a two hour drive of their home. The program has exceeded his wildest expectations; most residents have at least one WMA within a half hour drive. For instance, from my home in Putnam County, there are nine WMAs within a 40minute drive of my home. One, Amherst-Plymouth (where my son shot his first squirrel) is only 10 minutes away.

these areas could have been considered public-hunting areas. Most of these areas became state parks – including Kumbrabrow, Holly River and Watoga state parks, which were originally purchased in the 1920s as wildlife refuges. For the next several decades, officials didn't see much of a need for true public-hunting areas. Private land was readily accessible for most and federal authorities started purchasing the first tracts of the Monongahela National Forest as early as 1911. By the 1980s, however, deer and turkey populations were reestablished throughout the state and there wasn't much need for game refuges, but a new trend emerged that put the DNR back in the real-estate market. Bob Miles, who retired as DNR wildlife-resources chief in 1994, noticed the trend that access for hunters and anglers was becoming more restrictive. He foresaw a day when only landowners would have access to hunting and fishing. There were, of course, millions of acres of federal

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access to the park cabin. Around 95 percent of the park's electric lines are on the ground and more than 15 power poles have been snapped and two transformers

smashed by the weight of heavy snow. Contact David Payne Sr. at

Outdoors Roundup Bear season coming up Bear season (hunting without dogs) will be from Nov. 19 through Dec. 1 in eight counties: Boone, Fayette, Hampshire, Kanawha, Monongalia, Morgan, Preston and Raleigh, which will be open for concurrent bear hunting during the traditional buck gun season. This is an increase from the seven counties that were open for concurrent bear hunting during the buck gun season in 2011. Also, all or parts of 24 counties will be open for bear hunting with or without hounds Dec. 3 – Dec. 31. Successful hunters are encouraged to submit a premolar tooth from each harvested bear. An envelope for mailing bear teeth to biologists for research is available at checking stations. Those who harvest a female black bear are asked to save the reproductive tract or all entrails and cool or freeze them and call the nearest DNR district wildlife office to arrange pick up. This data is used for bear-population studies. Handicap-accessible hunting areas offer opportunities for dis-

abled Physically-challenged hunters may hunt on designated roads on several West Virginia wildlifemanagement areas as well as throughout the Monongahela National Forest and the parts of the George Washington/Jefferson national forests in West Virginia. To participate, hunters must have a special Class Q license (Class QQ for non-residents) and apply in person at the applicable national-forest or DNR district office and receive a letter of authorization, which must be carried while hunting on the designated Class Q roads. The hunters may be accompanied by only one assistant, who must be at least 16 years old. The assistant may not hunt. Authorized hunters will have access to specific gates via a special lock. While behind the gate, hunters must observe all national forest and/or state wildlife management area regulations, and all state hunting regulations. There is also a Class Q, youth and senior antlerless hunt on Dec. 26 and Dec. 27. Seniors

must have a Class XS license to participate. The hunt will be held in all counties open to regular firearms season. There is a bag limit of one antlerless deer per day that does not count toward the hunter's annual bag limit. For more information, contact the U.S. Forest Service at (304) 636-1800 or the DNR at (304) 637-0245. State Parks still facing Sandy woes Several state parks are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy's blizzard. Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County were still without power at press time. Officials hope that power will be restored sometime this week. For the latest updates, visit or Holly River State Park in Webster County is in far worse shape and will be closed for the rest of the year. Employees are cutting their way through downed trees to make the park accessible - and were only able to get the guests staying at the park's cabin before the storm evacuated until Nov. 5. A hillside slip has blocked road


Page 10 – November 16-17 2012 Across 1. Backs 6. Fabric 11. ___ DeLuise, comedian 14. Drive 15. Grossly unconventional 16. Victorian, for one 17. Where Catholics atone for their sin (pl.) 19. Alpine sight 20. Fungal infection between toes (2 wds) 22. Grand ___ Dam 25. In a perfect world 26. Ashes holder 27. ___ gestae 29. Coffin and stand 30. Rises again 34. Ride, so to speak 36. Hard stuff (2 wds) 38. Visionary 40. Exceptional 43. “Get ___!” 44. “Wheel of Fortune” buy (2 wds) 45. Dumfries denial 46. Edmonton football team nickname 49. Small in size 52. Manned artificial satellite (2 wds) 55. Bro, for one 56. Dinosaurs with bony plates along its back 60., e.g.

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Down 1. Cheat, slangily 2. Australian runner 3. 30-day mo. 4. Royal 5. Bluish gray 6. “Neato!” 7. Artificial bait 8. Ear inflammation 9. In a corner 10. “Siddhartha” author 11. Causing leaves to fall off 12. Baltimore ___ (birds) 13. Those who die for a cause 18. Not just “a” 21. Cloth 22. Blackguard 23. Bauxite, e.g. 24. Beyond description 27. Call, as a game 28. Big Bertha’s birthplace 31. ___ languages include Hungarian 32. CD follower 33. Non-Jew

34. Cool 35. “___ we having fun yet?” 37. Telekinesis, e.g. 38. Wear fancy clothes (2 wds) 39. Inhale and exhale

41. “I see!” 42. Affranchise 44. Back 47. Tablelands 48. Old Roman port 49. ___ boom bah! 50. Disinclined

51. Accustom 53. Ancient 54. Chuck 57. Churchill’s “so few” (acronym) 58. Final: Abbr. 59. “Come to think of it ...”

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ORPHA D. BILLUPS Orpha D. Billups, 88, a lifelong resident of Hurricane, passed away October 29, 2012. She was born in Hurricane, the daughter of the late Otis H. and Martha M. Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clell Billups. She was retired as an accountant with C.I. Thornburg Co. in Huntington and later worked at her family-owned restaurant business. She had also worked at Putnam Aging in the years prior to her death and volunteered as a reading tutor to middle school students in Putnam County. She attended the First Baptist Church of Hurricane. She is survived by her daughters, Annette Billups of Elkview and Andrea Billups of Haslett, Mich. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 3, at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. James McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Condolences and memories may be shared at

JUDITH H. BOEHM Judith H. Boehm, 67, of Winfield, went home to the Lord on November 6, 2012, after her long and admirable battle with cancer. She was born March 24, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Dolores Hinds. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her niece, Beth Dettore. She received her nursing degree from the Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, and her Bachelor of Science degree in education from California University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Judith met and married Richard A. Boehm. They

moved to Winfield and Judith began her career with Putnam County Schools as a nurse. She retired after 22 years of service and worked several more years following retirement during summer school. She was also a longtime member of Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Scott Depot. Judith is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Richard A. Boehm of Winfield; two daughters and one son, Lauri Dyer and her husband, Danny Dyer, of Milton, Richard A. Boehm Jr. and his wife, Kara Boehm, of Scott Depot and Emily Kearns and Jeff Kearns of Red House; one brother, William Hinds Jr. and his wife, Helen Hinds, of Hilton Head, S.C.; and eight grandchildren, Olivia Dyer, Luke Dyer and Leah Dyer of Milton, Isabella Boehm of Scott Depot and Meagan Kearns, Cameron Kearns, Micah Kearns and Malia Kearns of Red House. Judith had a lifetime love of dachshunds and also leaves behind Sammy and Sadie. A celebration of the life of Judith H. Boehm was held Friday, November 9, at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Scott Depot, with Jim McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to Dr. Gerard Oakley and the chemotherapy department of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Memorial contributions and gifts in Judith's memory may be made to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709; or Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1400 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington WV 25701. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

JERRY D. CARROLL Jerry D. Carroll, 65, of Wallace, S.C., formerly of Leon, died Oct. 24, 2012, following a short illness. Services were held Friday, Nov. 2, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

JACK CHAFFIN Jack Chaffin, 83, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. He was retired from Owens-Illinois in Huntington, a member of the Sycamore Missionary Baptist Church and loved his family and farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thadies and Ella McCloud Chaffin; sisters, Annabelle Perdue, Bonnie Hewer; and daughter, Jacquline Adkins. He is survived by his wife, Jean Mount Chaffin; sister, Haney

Byrd; daughters, Phyllis (Danny) France, Patricia Chaffin, Ella (Larry) Roe, Delores (Rick) Smith, Shanna (Mitchell) Blankenship and Lisa (Jim) Reece and son-inlaw, Rodney Adkins; 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and six great- great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. James Jobe officiating. Burial followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville, W.Va. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to Hospice. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

LORETTA MAE NULL ERRETT Loretta Mae Null Errett, 60, of Buffalo, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 5, 2012, at CAMC Memorial, following a long illness. She was an employee at Bobby Brooks, Fletcher Enamel, IGA of Eleanor, Buffalo Head Start and Hurricane Head Start. She was a member of Cross Creek Church, where she sang and played guitar for several years. She loved making afghans. The beautiful work she performed on her afghans was sent to hundreds of sick and elderly people all over the country. She loved animals and cared for many creatures through the years. She was a loving, compassionate child of God and her witness will continue on. Born March 22, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Everett L. Null and Phyllis Tucker Legg. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her infant son, William Martin Errett II; infant daughter, Jennifer Rebecca Errett; sister, Yvonne M. Null Hawks; brother-in-law, Jay Errett; grandparents, Vinton and Edna Null; special grandparents, Everett and Helen Garrison Tucker; along with several other family members who are welcoming her home. Loretta was a loving and devoted wife to her husband, William "Bill" Errett, for over 42 years. In addition to her husband, those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Phyllis Legg, and stepfather, Ed Legg; brother, Alvis (Sandy) Null of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sisters, Marlene (Arnold) Thornton of Buffalo, Carlene Shinn of Buffalo, Sharlene (Bucky) McDaniel of Hurricane and Susie (Phil) Young of Buffalo; sisters-in-law, Sharron Errett of Charleston and Kay Errett of Leon; and brother-in-law, Sam (Lois) Errett of Eleanor. Loretta is also survived by 14 special nieces and nephews who loved her dearly; 14 great-nieces and nephews; her best friend for 20 years, her dog, Blackie; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 8, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pas-

November 16-17 2012 – Page 11 tor Denver Tucker and Pastor Larry Mobley officiating. Burial followed in Walker Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

MARIE M. HALL Marie M. Hall, 89, of Winfield, formerly of Spencer, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston, after an extended illness. She was born October 20, 1929, in Roane County, a daughter of the late Basil and Lula Roberts Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, June Randolph Hilbert; five brothers, Dean, Kenneth, Jack, Robert and Fred Wilson; and a sister, Juanita Anderson. Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and a former employee of Kellwood Corp., Spencer. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Edsel "Poncho" Hall of Winfield, formerly of Spencer; son, George Bullard of Winfield; daughter, Penney Hall of Winfield; sister, Eloise Miller of Spencer; brother, Darrell Wilson of Clover; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. She has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Sand Ridge. Memorial donations are preferred to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

sisters. Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Lewis Harris Jr., along with several nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 4, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel with the Rev. Randy Parsons and Pastor Wayne Burch officiating. Burial followed in Leon Cemetery, Leon. Online condolences may be sent to the Harris family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

MARY D. HENDERSON Mary D. Henderson passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born July 4, 1935, in Hurricane, she was a daughter of the late Laverne and Ruth Spurlock Gibson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Robert Henderson. Mary was a former elementary school teacher and tour guide at the West Virginia Capitol Complex. She was also a member of First Baptist Church, Hurricane, and the first president of the Putnam County Federation of Republican Women. Surviving are her son, Robert Sean Henderson and his wife, Sherry, of Scott Depot; and her grandson, Joshua Henderson of Scott Depot. Funeral services were held Friday, November 2, at the Chapel of the Guardian Angel of Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, with Jim McGehee officiating. Burial followed in the memorial park. Online condolences may also be made by visiting Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

JOYCE NAOMI HARRIS Joyce Naomi Harris, 82, of Eleanor, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, Thomas Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. She was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and loved to spend time tending to her flowers. Born May 9, 1930, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dencil Cossin and Helen Smith Cossin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two

WILLIAM EDMUND "ED" JOHNSON William Edmund "Ed" Johnson, passed away October 24, 2012, in Chesapeake, Va., at the age of 63. A native of West Virginia, Ed graduated from Nitro High School and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University Institution of Technology. After serving six years enlisted in the US Navy, he continued working for the Navy as a civilian engineer for 39 years until his retirement.


Page 12 – November 16-17 2012 An avid musician, Ed played many instruments and was a member in former bands The Circle Four and Southern Exposure. Also active in martial arts, he earned the highest degree black belt in Shito-Ryu and began teaching others. Ed enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and he never missed the opportunity for a good joke to create lots of laughter. He is survived by his mother Helen Johnson of Nitro, W.Va.; his sister, Rebecca Stewart of St. Albans, W.Va.; his four children, William Johnson II of Chesapeake, Va., Ryan Johnson of Gaithersburg, Md., Kristen "KD" Johnson of Selma, N.C., Tyler Johnson Hartline of Chesapeake, Va.; cousins and nieces. He is predeceased by his father, Getty Johnson. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 5 at the Gilgal United Methodist Church, Mount Nebo, W.Va.. Condolences may be offered to the family at

PARIS CLAIRE LINVILLE Paris Claire Linville, 7, of Winfield, passed away October 28, 2012, in Rock Hill, S.C. Paris was born October 29, 2004, in Charleston, and was a daughter of Cecelia Ross and Phillip Linville. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Randy Linville, and her greatgrandfather, Sid Linville. In addition to her parents, Paris is survived by her twin sister, Paige Linville; sister, Lexia Linville; paternal grandmother, Tammy Taylor of Tennessee; maternal grandparents, Jewell Lewis of South Carolina and Angela Bumpus of Eleanor; and greatgrandparents, Marilyn Hendricks of Winfield, Connie Linville of Hurricane, Annabelle Arnold of Scott Depot and Roy Ross of Florida. Funeral services were held Friday, November 2, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Dr. John D. Smith officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. To share a memory of Paris, or to express condolences, please visit The family suggests donations are made in memory of Paris to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation, 186

Princeton Highstown Road, Building 4, Second Floor, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, was honored to handle Paris' arrangements.

TED WILLIAM MASSEY Ted William Massey, 61, Scott Depot, passed away November 5, 2012, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Ted was born January 31, 1951, in Dunbar, son of the late Troy and Inez Massey. He was a 1968 graduate of Dunbar High School. He also graduated from West Virginia State College and the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He worked 37 years in higher education in West Virginia, beginning his career with the West Virginia Board of Regents. He then worked at Morris Harvey College and the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies before going to Marshall University. He worked at Marshall for 28 years before retiring in June 2008 as associated vice president for finance. He then worked part time for two years at Mountwest Community and Technical College. Ted is survived by his wife, Cora; daughter, Allison Mattern and her husband, Josh, of Hurricane; son, Matthew Massey and his wife, Nicole, of South Carolina; stepdaughter, Heather Himes and her husband, Adam, of Princeton; sister, Judy McCoy and her husband, Randy, of Hurricane; sister-in-law, Linda Bryant of Dunbar; three grandchildren, Bennett, Brady and Maggie Massey, and one stepgrandson, Bebo; two nephews, Brian and Jason McCoy; and one niece, Donna Gail Tucker. He is also survived by his lifelong buddy, Rick Workman, who he thought of as his brother. In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by his brother, Don Bryant; and his maternal grandparents, John and Bertha Lovejoy. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 7, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar with the Rev. Gary Nelson officiating. Ted was laid to rest in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd., Charleston, WV 25309, or HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387.

EARNEST MARION McCARTY III, "TREY" Earnest Marion McCarty III, "Trey," entered into Heaven on

Sunday, November 4, 2012, as a result of injuries received in an accident. Trey was born on November 14, 2001, a son to Earnest Marion McCarty Jr., "Mack," and Paula Michelle Raney McCarty. Trey was the older brother of Connor Sheldon McCarty and Daniel Josiah McCarty. In addition to his parents and brothers, Trey is survived by his grandparents, Earnest Marion and Kay Rollins McCarty of Point Pleasant and Phyllis Neal Grashel of Homosassa, Fla., and Juanita Cable Raney of Stanton, Ky.; uncles and aunts, Matthew and Kari McCarty, Nicholas McCarty and Beth Leach, John Raney, Willard Raney, Delissa and Billy Roberts, Chrystal Davis Hale; and Ralph and Charlinda Davis; and cousins, J.C. Raney, Ashley Raney, Devin Roberts, Tessa Roberts, William Raney, Christian McCarty, Cameron McCarty, Cassie Miller and Sarah Miller. Preceding Trey in his journey to Heaven were his cousin, Parker Allen McCarty; grandfather, John Sheldon Raney; great-grandfather, Marion "Pen" McCarty; and uncle, Steve Douglas. Trey was an honor roll student at Ashton Elementary School, where he was a member of the original Ashton Bulldog football team. Trey also played basketball for the Ashton Bulldogs and in Point Pleasant Youth Basketball League and Hannan Buddy League. In the spring and summer, Trey excelled as catcher in the Ashton Buddy League Baseball League and helped coach his brother’s t-ball team. Trey had also played soccer in the Huntington YMCA Youth Soccer League. Funeral services were held Friday, November 9, at Ashton Baptist Church, Ashton, with Hart Well Neal and Justin Moran officiating. Burial followed in Barton Chapel Cemetery, Ashton. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, was in charge of arrangements. The family is asking that donations are made to Ashton Elementary PTO, Peoples Bank, 421 Main St., Point Pleasant, WV 25550, for new playground equipment in Trey's memory.

SANDRA DENISE McKNEELY Mrs. Sandra Denise McKneely, 50, of Hometown, went home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2012, at home. She is survived by her husband, Billy McKneely; parents, Phyllis and Dennis Mitchell of Arbuckle; two children, Allen McKneely of Hometown and Bethany and husband, Jermy Blankenship, of Hometown; sister, Truda Torres of Buffalo; brothers, Timothy Mitchell of Cross Lanes, Randy Mitchell of Buffalo, Scott Mitchell of Arbuckle and Dennis Mitchell of Culloden; and three grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Sandra was held Monday, November 5, at Hometown Independent Mission

The Putnam Standard with Pastor Joe Scarberry officiating. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the McKneely family.

PATRICIA NELSON MILLER Patricia Nelson Miller, 81, of St. Albans, died Nov. 5, 2012, at Teays Valley Assisted Living. Her wish was to be donated to the WVU Human Gift Registry. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Information provided by Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans.

JOHN MALCOM PEARSON John Malcom Pearson, 61, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012, at CAMC General Division, Charleston. He was born January 1, 1951, in Huntington, to the late Harley Mason and Sarah Ellen "Kay" Davidson. John was retired from the Kanawha County Board of Education with 35 years of service as an audio/visual technician and he was also the director of KSC TV at Capital High School. He served 13 years in the Army National Guard and he was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1968. He is survived by his wife, Katherine D. McCormick Pearson; daughters, Robin Sylvester and Megan Persinger, both of Hurricane; stepdaughter, Trina Brown of South Charleston; and brothers, Larck D. Pearson of East Lynn and Alex K. Pearson of St. Albans. Also surviving are five grandchildren. A memorial service was held Friday, November 2, at the Foundation Church of God, St. Albans, with the Rev. Chris Colagrosso officiating. Online condolences may be made at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

OBIE ORAL REEDY Mr. Obie Oral Reedy, 91, of Poca, passed away October 31, 2012, at Jackson General Hospital. Mr. Reedy was retired from American Viscose with 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Reedy. Obie is survived by his children, Mary Lett of Poca, Phyllis Hill of 18 Mile Creek and James Reedy of Steele Ridge; sister, Elizabeth McDaniel of Ohio; six grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mr. Obie Reedy was held Saturday, No-

vember 3, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alvie Witt officiating. Burial followed in Buffalo Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Reedy family.

RONALD KEITH SAMPLES Ronald Keith Samples, 76, of Culloden, passed away October 31, 2012, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was a native of Clay County and the owner/operator of Auto Tech Inc., Huntington, for 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Rhonda Samples (Scott) Belcher; son, David A. Samples; granddaughter, Whitney Belcher; and grandson, Tyler (Emily) Belcher. There were no services. Donations should be made to Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington, WV 25702.

HETTIE IRENE SEARS Hettie Irene Sears, 75, of Winfield, previously of Hacker Valley, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after an extended illness. She was born February 21, 1937, in Braxton County, to Delbert and Bessie Cowger Cogar and lived the majority of her life in Hacker Valley. She attended Mount Zion Methodist Church and was a member of Hacker Valley Rebekah Lodge and a former member of WVEA. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Delno Sears of Winfield; daughter, Zelda (Mike) Sedberry of Hurricane; sister, Zelma "Ruth" Hubbard of Hacker Valley; and sister-in-law, Alta Cogar of Hacker Valley. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Lee and Cecil Cogar. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 7 at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Sears officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hacker Valley Elementary School.

LADONNA J. TOWNSEND LaDonna J. Townsend, 58, of Hurricane, passed away October 31, 2012, after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her father, William J. Rose. Surviving is her mother, Annabell Rose; two sisters, Betty Smith and Stephanie Rose both of Hurricane.

LADONNA "LD" TOWNSEND Ladonna "LD" Townsend, 58, of Hurricane, passed away October 31, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, after a very long illness.


The Putnam Standard She was a retired secretary for the West Virginia State Police; a graduate of Hurricane High School, class of 1972; and a member of the West Virginia State Police Retired Member Association. Surviving are her husband, Joe; son, Caleb Townsend; daughter, Sarah Townsend of Hurricane; special aunt, Linda Griffiths of Ohio; and uncles, Larry Rose of Princeton and Bill Rose of Proctorville, Ohio. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 4, at Allen Funeral Home. Burial followed in Tate Creek Cemetery, Glendon. Please visit to share condolences and memories.

DOROTHA CHRISTINE TUCKER Dorotha Christine Tucker, 94, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Teays Valley Center. She was a homemaker and an artist. Christine was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and was born in Dunbar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse C. Tucker; brothers, Joe and Doug; and sisters, Mary Frances and June. Christine had no children and is survived by her brother, Robert Sutherland of Eleanor, and by her sister, Patty Lou Linville of Willis, Texas. There were no local services. Interment will take place in Florida. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

CHARLOTTE A. TURLEY Charlotte A. Turley, 59, of Charleston, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012, at home. She was born February 14, 1953, to the late Charles and Helen Dillow Viands. She graduated from Charles Town High School and was a former employee of Meyer and Ford Law Firm in Charleston. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents as well as her daughter, Dara Coulter, and her brother, Charles David Viands. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ricky Turley of Charleston; sister, Marlene Dopson of Ranson; mother-in-law, Donna High; and nephew, Jamie Dopson Ranson. A service to honor the life of Charlotte was held Thursday, November 8, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Ken Carter officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Special thanks to her caregivers, Connie Roberts of St. Albans and Barbara Simpson of Nitro. Memories of Charlotte may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, was in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT ALLEN "BOBBY" WEBB II Robert Allen "Bobby" Webb II passed away October 29, 2012. Born January 26, 1969, in

Charleston, he was the son of Dorothy L. Auld of St. Albans and the late Robert A. Webb. Graduating from South Charleston High School, Bobby received both graduate and undergraduate degrees in sociology from Marshall University. He was also in the midst of completing his doctorate of sociology degree from the University of Kentucky, lacking only his dissertation. Bobby taught classes in various venues, including Marshall University, Morehead State University, University of Kentucky, Pellissippi State Community College, West Virginia Tech and Strayer University and West Virginia State University, as well as other high school and community college level courses through these institutions. Bobby was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, and enjoyed working on and fixing up his home. He also loved to garden every summer. In addition to his mother, Bobby is survived by his wife, Karen Browder Webb; his children, Kaycy Lee, a student at Mountwest Community Technical College, William Steven, a student at St. Albans High School, and Rhiannon I. Renee, at home; his sister, Katherine Webb Means, and her daughter, Ashley Nicole Dillon, and son, Jaxson, all of St. Albans; his brother-in-law, Steven J. (Sarah) Browder, and their sons, Wyatt and Wade, of St. Albans; and his father-in-law, John A. (Shonet) Browder of St. Albans. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 4, at Bartlett-

November 16-17 2012 – Page 13 Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. Burial followed in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

ELBERT L. "BERT" WILLIAMS Elbert L. "Bert" Williams, 81, of St. Albans, passed away peacefully in his beloved wife's arms on October 4, 2012. He was born in Pax on May 6, 1931, to Lon and Nannie Williams. A 1949 graduate of Pax High School, Bert loved attending Pax reunions and telling Pax tales to family and friends. Bert was an atomic veteran who served his country during Operation Greenhouse at Enewetak in the Marshall Islands in the early 1950s. Two of the four tests were the first tests of thermonuclear fusion, the atom bomb. He was predeceased by his parents, Lon and Nannie; brother, Jimmy; and sisters, Helen and Betty. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pat, and his four children, Debra Williams, Michael (Kiersten) Williams, Cynthia (David) Morantine and James (Beth) Williams. Bert leaves behind seven grandchildren, Amanda Williams, David (Brandy) Williams, Kady, Kelly and Sara Morantine and Nicholas and Caden Williams. There are three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Nathaniel and Peyton. He is also survived by his sister, Freda (Bill) Schriever. Bert was a parishioner at St.

Mark's Episcopal Church for many years. He loved St. Mark's. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Rectors Discretionary Fund, 501 B St., St. Albans, WV 25177. A celebration of life service was held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Albans, on Sunday, November 4, with the Rev. Ann Lovejoy Johnson officiating and the Rev. Gil Watkins, homilist.

ROY WILLIAMS Roy Williams, 78, of Hurricane, passed away Thursday morning at Thomas Memorial Hospital. He was born January 21, 1934, in Charleston, a son of Clayborn and Agnes Jarvis Williams. He was retired from Alberto Culver Co. and was a longtime pastor and soul winner. Roy is survived by his wife, Olga White Williams; sons and their wives, Rodney and Cindy Williams of Brentwood, Tenn., Frank and Beverly Williams of Cross Lanes and Stephen and Wendy Williams of Cross Lanes; five grandchildren, Alexis Williams, Rodney Williams II, Alesha Akridge, Tiffany Gum and Tara Williams; and eight greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home on Saturday, November 3, with Pastor Roger Mullins and Pastor Claude Spurlock officiating. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to

Putnam County Schools – Menu – November 2012 PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS – CHILD NUTRITION BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU Tuesday, 11/13: Breakfast Bites LUNCH: CHICKEN FAJITA, Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Milk Wednesday, 11/14: Waffle Sticks LUNCH: WARM HAM & CHEESE ON A BUN, Romaine Lettuce/Tomato, Sweet Potato Puffs, Fresh Grapes, Milk Thursday, 11/15: Yogurt Blueberry Muffin LUNCH: Thanksgiving Lunch-

eon - TURKEY ROAST W/GRAVY, Stuffing/Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, White Cake w/Strawberries, Wheat Roll/Milk Friday, 11/16: Diced Potatoes/Toast LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN NUGGETS, Honey Coin Carrots, Applesauce, Cornbread, Milk Monday, 11/19: NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Tuesday, 11/20: NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Wednesday, 11/21: NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Thursday, 11/22: NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Friday, 11/23: NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY Monday, 11/26: Egg & Cheese Burrito LUNCH: PEPPERONI PIZZA WEDGE, Corn on the Cob, Cucumbers w/Ranch Dip, Pineapple Chunks, Milk Tuesday, 11/27: Oatmeal Cinnamon Toast LUNCH: SALISBURY STEAK W/GRAVY, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fresh Orange Wedges, Wheat Roll, Milk

Wednesday, 11/28: Ham & Cheese on English muffin LUNCH: BREADED FISH STICKS, Quick Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Warm Sliced Apples, Cornbread, Milk Thursday, 11/29: Breakfast Pizza LUNCH: SPAGHETTI W/MEATSAUCE, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Steamed Zucchini, Mixed Fruit Cup, Garlic Texas Toast, Milk Friday, 11/30: Sausage Biscuit LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN ON A BUN. Lettuce/Tomato,


PSC Grants Petition to WV Division of Highways to Implement 511 Dialing Code The Public Service Commission of West Virginia recently issued an Order granting a petition by the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) to implement the 511 dialing code for the purpose of improving communication re-

lating to traffic and transportation conditions. The 511 system is intended to assist motorists in West Virginia and enhance public safety by providing information about accidents or adverse travel conditions. The Commission formed a

Task Force to investigate the proposal from WV-DOH. After a series of meetings, the Task Force recommended the Commission approve the assignment of the 511 dialing code to WV-DOH. In today’s Order, the Commission accepted the recommendation from the Task

Force and noted that all wireline carriers currently providing retail telecommunications services in West Virginia would need to program their switching equipment to properly route 511 calls. Additionally, the Commission ordered that because WV-DOH

would bear all the costs of establishing the 511 program, no additional costs were passed on to the ratepayers. More information can be found on the Commission’s website at and referencing Case No. 120826-T-P.

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Time For Service

Time For Service ~ Area Church Services ~

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church ~ Buff Creek Rd. Hurricane, WV. "Helping the hurt get out of the dirt" Service TimesSunday morning 10:00 a.m.; Sunday eve. 6:00 p.m.; Wed. Eve Bible study 7:00 p.m. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 p.m. All area Churches welcome. Heaven is obtainable, Hell is avoidable. We still preach The Book, The Blood and, The Blessed Hope. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-617-2752. 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 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, 6:00 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45 p.m. Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Winfield Community Church~ 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 5861146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Mt. Salem UM Church ~ 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 9:30; Sunday School 10:30. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant ~ Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Buffalo Church of God ~ Corner of Rt 62 & Church Street, Buffalo (Putnam Co.). Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pas-

tor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447.

~ 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166.

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.

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.

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 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 a.m. until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. First Baptist Church~ “Connecting People to Jesus Christ” 2635 Main Street, Hurricane, WV, 25526 – 304-562-9281. Dr. James E. Lutz, Senior Pastor. Sunday services: 8:50 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Good Hope Baptist Church ~ Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Rev. Neil R. Buchlein, Pastor. 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 Pastor Jerry Kliner, STS. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. Scott Depot Christ Fellowship

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. Buffalo Presbyterian Church ~ 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker. Buffalo Nazarene Church ~ Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Otter Branch Church ~ Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Manilla Chapel ~ Manilla 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. Way of Truth Tabernacle ~ 900 Roosevelt Dr., Eleanor, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Pastor Nathan Morris (304)543-8053. A new beginning on the old path. Bethel Baptist – Upper Mud River Road, Sias, WV. Services: Sunday morning 10 a.m.; Sunday night 6 p.m.; Wednesday night 7:00 p.m. Glad Tidings Assembly of God ~ 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV,

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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 304-562-3074. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Asst. Pastor: Aaron Hil. 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. Pine Grove Church of Christ ~ 4504 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. 304-757-8543 (o); 304757-2866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Studies 7:00 p.m. Tm Jorgensen, Minister. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House. Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 pm; Wednesday 7 pm. Pastor: Woody Willard. Winfield Church of the Nazarene ~ 2986 Winfield Rd., Winfield, WV 25213. Sunday School 9:45 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, 304-5862180. Laywell Church of Christ ~ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Kanawha Valley Baptist Church ~ 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone

304-437-3513 and 304-437-2740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church ~ Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Providence Baptist Church ~ Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304-586-2832. 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. LOVE GOD – LOVE PEOPLE – SERVE. 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 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.

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

P.O. Box 186 Culloden, WV 25510 Phone: 304-743-6731 Fax: 304-562-6214



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Community News

Photography 101: Three-Dog-Night…I mean Day

The Putnam Standard

STUDENTS FROM PAGE 1 honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test. From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level. Finalists will be notified in February. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from

this group of finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference. These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. The students include David B.

Jones, Audrey J. McFarland, John C. McGee, Loy J. McGuire and Chandler A. Smith, Huntington High School; Dakota R. Bowman, St. Joseph Central Catholic High School; Aeesha I. Ranavaya, Cabell Midland High School; Gabriel F. Roa of South Point, homeschool; Vivian Yao and Sylvia T. Zhang, Hurricane High School; Joshua D. Blevins of Gallipolis, Ohio Valley Christian School; Anna M. Sodaro of Scott Depot, homeschool; and Eva Dunn, Winfield High School.

DOH Reminds Public of Importance of Safety in Work Zones

ISO: 100 Shutter: 1/125 Aperture/F-stop: 5.6 Flash: None Animal portraits can be difficult. The main thing to remember is just have fun with them. Dogs’ eyes are naturally dark. Therefore, if no good light source is available, use your camera’s flash to show off their facial expressions. Getting their attention can be a challenge. Other than bribing them to sit still with a treat, sometimes something unorthodox is required: bark at them. It often works. All you need is the dog to sit still for a split second so can get your shot.

It is often best to get down on the same level as the person or animal you are photographing. Kneeling on one knee worked well for this particular shot. Staying back about 20 feet also helped—the dogs were not distracted. Editor’s Note: This week begins a new column, “Photography 101” in the Cabell Standard. Reporter/Photographer Justin Waybright will be bringing his knowledge of photography to our readers.Through his camera lens, Justin will show – as well as explain – to us how the photo was taken as well as the best settings to use.

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Highways would like to remind the traveling public of the importance of driving responsibly in work zones. While clearing debris in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, two DOH employees have suffered injuries after being struck by vehicles. The first accident (a hit-and-

run) happened on Saturday, November 10. A worker sustained minor injuries from being struck by a vehicle while cutting brush along Gilman Road in Randolph County. The most recent accident happened November 14, when a worker flagging traffic on WV 39 in Nicholas County was hit and suffered serious injuries.

“It is crucial that all drivers slow down and stay alert when entering work zones,” said Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox. “Obeying the signs and staying aware of your surroundings will ensure the safety of everyone. We ask the public to be patient as we work to remove debris and to be aware that crews will be working along many roadways.”

29th Annual Arts and Crafts Show at Nicholas County High School Where: Nicholas County High School, Summersville, WV When: Friday, November 30th from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, De-

cember 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!

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