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50 Cents Volume 144 Steps toward the vision - Teays Valley Church of God Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt looks toward the road she will walk weeks from now. The four-day journey will lead her through every town and city in Putnam County. Photo by Justin Waybright

A Walk of Faith By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Teays Valley Church of God's vision is moving across Putnam County, literally. Starting Oct. 7, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt will lace up her Nike tennis shoes and trek more than 64 miles. During her 4-day journey, the local church leader will pray over every area community she passes through. Pratt's steps will be ordered by God, she said. "I want to make an impact," the pastor said. "I want to talk to people about the Lord, their life and encourage them to set goals - with God's help they can achieve them." The local woman will soon prove this. She will begin on W. Va. 34 and walk to U.S. 60 to the county line at St. Albans. The second day, Pratt will begin at the Cabell County line in CulSEE FAITH ON PAGE 5

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

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9/11: They Will Never Forget By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - Twelve years ago the world stopped. On that Tuesday morning in September, 2,996 lives ended in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in history. On Sept. 11, 2013, the wind whispered through the trees in Putnam County. Birds flocked together. A silent calm swept over the courthouse in Winfield. At 10 a.m., members of American Legion Post 187 gathered to honor the lives lost during 9-11 attacks. The sense of unhindered peace overtook the entrance of the courthouse while legion member Kenny Bright spoke. "On Sept. 11, our lives were changed...our world was changed forever," he said. "Terrorists attacked thousands of unsuspect-

They will never forget - The men of Winfield American Legion Post 187 prepare for a 21-gun salute during a 9/11 ceremony Wednesday morning at the Putnam County Courthouse. Photo by Justin Waybright ing men and women on a typical Tuesday." Bright continued, "What

shocked us the most was our way of life was attacked - our freedom - our democracy."

More than 20 area residents SEE 9/11 ON PAGE 10

HealthSmart holds Ribbon Cutting By Kelly Stadelman

Kim Douglas’ passion to provide healthier options for her family sparked an idea for the next chapter in her life. With the help of her husband, Tim, and children, Kara Hager and TJ Douglas, she opened HealthSmart on July 6. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Kim Douglas said. “I visited the HealthSmart store in Beckley and decided that Teays Valley needed a store full of all natural and organic products.” The health store located along Teays Valley Road has shelves stocked with a wide variety of protein bars, vitamins, supple-

HealthSmart in Teays Valley located at Teays Corner, Hurricane celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Putnam County Chamber. Attending the ceremony were, left to right, Putnam County Clerk Brian Wood, Linda French, Kara Hager, HealthSmart owner Kim Douglas, Hurricane Planning and Tourism Director Brenda Campbell, Sara Miller and Chamber Project Director Gretchen White. ments, minerals and cleanses. It also features a large selection of

natural and organic health and beauty products, essential oils

and organic and gluten-free food and beverages. “We get requests everyday from customers for new organic and gluten-free food products,” she said. “We already have a large inventory but I take requests and will continue to add to it.” Sara Miller was shopping with her mother, Linda French, prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony. Both are very happy about having a local health store that carries numerous organic and natural products. “I was here last week and couldn’t wait to come back and bring my mom,” Miller said. “I could spend hours in here looking at all of their products.” One specialty item in particuHEALTHSMART ON PAGE 7


Page 2 –Tuesday,September 17,2013 Buffalo September Slam Tournament Who: 12 U Boys Only When: Sept 20, 21 & 22, 2013 Where: Buffalo Baseball Fields For More Information contact Tim 304-840-3613

Tri-County YMCA Wild Waves Swim Team seeks Artisans for Fair Crafters and vendors are needed for the Tri-County YMCA’s Wild Waves Swim Team Art & Craft Fair scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The fair will be held at the main facility at 200 Carl’s Lane in Scott Depot. Space rental is $25 which includes one large table and two chairs. Set up is available on Friday, October 11 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Phil Berry at 304757-0016 or Tri-County YMCA has been an independently chartered YMCA since 1991 with a 32,000 square foot facility housing a wellness center, gymnasium, racquetball courts, child care nursery, administration space, and the Toyota Aquatic Center that includes a 25 yard 6 lane lap pool and a warm-water family pool for arthritis therapy and for general swimming.

Annual Shoe & Coat Giveaway Glad Tidings Assembly of God at 121 Mill Road in Hurricane will be holding their annual Shoe & Coat Giveaway on Saturday, October 12 from 1-4 pm. For more information, or to donate new or gently-used shoes or coats, please contact the church office at (304)562-3074 or

Hurricane Civic Chorus The Hurricane Civic Chorus meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane. No auditions required and membership is not restricted to

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Hurricane residents. Questions, call 304-562-6539.

Teays Valley Scrapbooking Club The Teays Valley Scrapbooking Club would like to invite all ladies in the community to attend the monthly club meeting (held on the fourth Saturday of each month) at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd., just east of exit 40 on I-64. Call 304-757-9222.

South Charleston Public Library to hold Monthly Meeting The South Charleston Public Library Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda is available at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

Crafters, Churches, Vendors Raise Money FREE during BUFFALO OCTOBERFEST, 9am – 5pm, October 19TH, Buffalo (Putnam). YES, FREE SPACE! Call: 304-937-2747.

Breast Cancer Support Group Meetings are held in the education room at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital every fourth Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Questions, call CAMC Family Resource Center at 304-388-2545.

Family Fun, Food, Entertainment BUFFALO OCTOBERFEST: October 19TH, 9am – 5pm, Buffalo (Putnam)! Crafts, Food, Music! Entry ~ Parking ~ Space: FREE! 304-937-2747.

25th Fall Gospel Sing When: Sept. 19-21 and 26-28 Where: Spring Valley Campground, Cambridge, OH Celebrating 25 years of great gospel music! Free admission, free parking. Call for info, 740-732-5291 or visit the website at

Putnam County Ringers looking for new Members The Putnam County Ringers community hand bell choir is open to all interested in joining. The group meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Eleanor Presbyterian Church. The group will also schedule bookings for all occasions in advance. For more information, call Kathy at 304-546-0259 or Sharon at 304586-4131.

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

John Henson Senior Center Activities The John Henson Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m. Regular activities include rook, spades, dominoes and pool daily; preventive exercise with Wilma Bennett, 10:15 a.m. Monday and Wednesday; Fit Start, provided by the YMCA, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; crafts with Glenda Black, 10 a.m. Tuesday; and line dancing, 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The center also offers in-home respite to caregivers of all seniors 60 and older and caregivers who are caring for those of all ages diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The center is also available to rent on evenings and weekends. For more information, contact Sally Halstead at 304-562-9451.

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

Moms & Tots Playgroup offers Weekly Activities Winfield, West Virginia, USPS 451-160 The Putnam Standard (ISSN, 451160) is published weekly at P.O. Box 179, Winfield, WV 25213. Yearly subscription rates: In-County $22.00; In-State $38.00; Out-of-State $48.00. Chris Stadelman, Publisher and Kelly Stadelman, President. Periodical Postage paid at Main Post Office, Winfield, WV, and additional mailing offices under the act of March 3, 1979. Postmaster: Send Address changes to the Putnam Standard, P.O. Box 179, Winfield, WV 25213. We reserve the right to accept or reject and to edit all news and advertising copy.

Teays Valley Moms and Tots offer weekly activities for children 4 and younger, as well as monthly Mom's Night Outs for mothers. For more information, e-mail

Expectant Parents' Program The CAMC Family Resource Center conducts a "Becoming a Family" program at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital. Programs, serv-

ices and classes are designed to help expectant parents gain as much information as possible on parenthood. Attendees (including family and friends, depending on the nature of the class) will leave feeling supported and more confident during the process. The program includes special classes on preparing for childbirth, preparing siblings, pediatric CPR, breastfeeding, infant massage and pregnancy massage (for couples). Contact the hospital for more details.

Octoberfest “Free” Kids Activities Unbelievable FREE FUN! Octoberfest “Family Fun Fest”: October 19TH, 11am – 3pm, BUFFALO OCTOBERFEST! Inflatable selection & MORE!

Silver Sneakers Class The Tri-County YMCA in Scott Depot hosts the Silver Sneakers Muscular Endurance Class from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Move to music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Certified instructors lead classes. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

Senior Fitness Classes Senior fitness classes are held at the John Henson Senior Center in Hurricane from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. A certified fitness instructor leads the class. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

Childbirth Education Classes FamilyCare offers ongoing childbirth education classes in the Teays Valley area. These classes discuss birth options, the labor process, medications and more. This class series meets for four Mondays each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required, and Medicaid patients are welcome. To register, contact Debi Ellis at 304-757-6999, ext 80, or

Swim Classes Available at Tri-County YMCA The Tri-County YMCA continues to conduct SwimAmerica School at the Toyota Aquatic Center. SwimAmerica holds classes for children ages 5 and older Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pre-School SwimAmerica classes for children ages 3 and 4 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays

The Putnam Standard at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information regarding SwimAmerica or for information regarding infant and parent and adult swimming instruction, call the Tri-County YMCA at 304-7570016 or visit the website at

Boys invited to Cub Scout Meetings Cub Scouts Pack 586 invites boys to come check out their meetings and learn more about scouting. Pack 586 holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at Eleanor First Baptist Church. Activities include games, character building activities and more. For more information, call Cub Master Glen Armstrong at 304-586-1157.

Hometown Senior Center Space Rental The Hometown Senior Center is available for rental for showers, birthday parties and other social functions. Reasonably priced, the center has catering available and its dining room seats 75. For reservations or more details, call 304-586-2745.

Boy Scout Troop 164 invites Youth to Meetings Boy Scout Troop 164, based in Eleanor, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The small troop stays active, with campouts, merit badge work, summer camps, games, lock-ins, food drives and more. The troop is led by Scoutmaster John Snedegar, with assistant Scoutmasters Marty Fertig, Markel Fertig and Jake Fertig. The troop meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Presbyterian Church on Roosevelt Boulevard in Eleanor.

Why not volunteer to Walk Dogs at the Animal Shelter? Putnam Animal Relief Center, 1 Sabre Road, Winfield, WV, could use your help any time from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. To volunteer or for more information, call 304-586-0249.

Amandaville Community Appreciation Day When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Corner of Byrum and Oliver Streets, Amandaville. Everyone is invited for this special day of celebration for the Community of Amandaville. Join in the fun as we meet some new friends and embrace the old friends of Amandaville. Free food, Pony rides, Obstacle course, Jumping Jupiter, and live CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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Freshmen Enrollment Numbers Surge at West Virginia State University INSTITUTE, WV - The number of first-time freshmen attending West Virginia State University (WVSU) this fall surged nearly 50 percent over fall 2012 enrollment numbers. Fall 2013 first-time freshmen enrollment numbers stood at 432 students as of today, compared to 291 first-time freshmen in fall 2012. The upswing in enrollment turns around three consecutive years of declining enrollment at WVSU. “We have done a lot more outreach to let prospective students and their families know about the opportunities available at West Virginia State University,” said Katherine McCarthy, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at WVSU. “We have also hosted a number of events designed to bring students to campus, and we have made great strides in getting financial aid packages out in a

timely manner.” In addition to an increase in its freshmen class numbers, the geographic area WVSU draws its students from continues to increase, with 52 percent of first-time students coming from Kanawha County, 17 percent from Putnam County, 3 percent from Boone County and 2 percent from Cabell County. In all, students come to WVSU from 19 counties in West Virginia. In addition, WVSU drew students from 17 states, with Maryland and Ohio sending the most students to Institute after West Virginia. “I look forward to the contributions these Yellow Jackets will make in and out of the classroom in the coming years,” said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill. “As a public institution of higher education, it is our duty and responsibility to ensure that each of these students is provided an op-

The West Virginia State University (WVSU) Class of 2017 gathers in the Student Plaza during State Stride. There are 432 freshmen attending WVSU this fall, an increase of nearly 50 percent over 2012. Courtesy Photo portunity to accomplish their dream of earning a college degree. I have personally pledged to each of these students that WVSU will work hard to assist them in securing their success – ultimately leading to a lifetime of

achievement and service.” In addition to an increase in first-time freshmen enrollment, ACT test scores of the newest Yellow Jackets were also up this fall over 2012 numbers. The fall 2012 class posted an

gram, Link Child Care Resource and Referral may be able to assist you with the cost of your child care. You must meet pre-determined income eligibility guidelines in order to receive financial assistance.

For more information call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 304-523-9540 or 800894-9540 or stop by the Link office at 611 7th Ave., Huntington. Link is now open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 p.m. Link Child Care Resource and

ACT composite score of 19.8, while the fall 2013 class posted an ACT composite of 20.0. “Moving our incoming students’ composite score upward at a time when our enrollment numbers are also increasing is quite an accomplishment,” McCarthy said. “It shows that not only are we attracting more students to State, but we are attracting students who are better prepared academically to succeed once they get here.” When combined with students transferring to WVSU, the total number of new students on campus this fall is 668, which is up 110 students over the number of freshmen and transfer students on campus in fall 2012. Final total enrollment for the 2013-2014 academic year will be released in October, as part of WVSU’s annual reporting to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 concerts throughout the day by local churches. Sponsored by SPCEDC (St. Paul’s Community Economic Development Corporation), First Baptist Church, St. Andrews Methodist and First Presbyterian Church.

4th Annual Rod's Benefit For Meso Fundraising Event When: September 21st, 2013 Where: Eleanor Town Park Shelter #6 and upstairs room at fire dept. Supported by: Brian Prim at Prim Law Firm, Hurricane, WV 5k run or walk with prizes for best times Registration cost: $25 – signups start at 10:30 am which includes an event t-shirt and LOTS of other goodies. Visit to sign up online. All proceeds go directly to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to help save a life!!! Believe in a cure!! Total raised through events that Missy Bowles (daughter of Richard O. Dorsey – ROD) has done is close to $50,000.00 to date. Form your team and raise money for research.

Country Western Dance The Nitro Senior Center will host their monthly Country Western Dance on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the center located on 21st and 2nd Avenue in Nitro. The Brown Sisters will provide the music. The doors open at 5p.m for a concession and the music starts at 6 p.m. Admission

is by donation (but $3.00 per person is suggested). There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds go to the Nitro Senior Citizens.

OH-KAN Coin Club Show What: OH-KAN Coin Club Show Where: Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), Rt. 7 North, Gallipolis, OH When: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parking and admission are free. For additional information please call 1-740-992-6040.

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

Link Child Care assisting Families Are you a parent or guardian who is working or in school and need financial assistance with the high cost of child care expenses? If you live in Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason, Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties and are working, going to school or in a WV WORKS pro-

Referral is a division of River Valley Child Development Services and is funded by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families and the Division of Early Care and Education.

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Creamy GarlicCauliflower Bake Ingredients 10 cups small cauliflower florets 1 cup frozen corn 1 red pepper, finely chopped 2 tubs (10 oz. each) Savory Garlic Cooking Creme 20 RITZ Crackers, coarsely crushed (about 3/4 cup) 1 cup Kraft Mexican Style Shredded Four Cheese with a touch of Philadelphia ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley Art by Natalie Larson

Directions: HEAT oven to 425°F. COOK cauliflower in boiling water in large saucepan 3 to 4 min. or until crisp-tender, adding corn to the boiling water for the last minute. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water. PLACE cauliflower in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Add peppers and Cooking Creme; stir until vegetables are evenly coated with sauce, adding reserved cooking water if needed. MIX crushed crackers, shredded cheese and parsley; sprinkle over cauliflower mixture. Cover. BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until ingredients are heated through and topping is lightly browned, uncovering for the last 10 min.

Putnam County Sheriff's Department, August Activity The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department during the month of August responded to 1,271 calls for assistance, and made 60 felony arrest and 79 misdemeanor arrest. The Road Patrol also investigated 89 auto crashes, and issued 15 misdemeanor citations. Furthermore, the Road Patrol arrested 7 DUI’s and completed 170 written complaints. 42 war-

rants and 23 Domestic Violence Petitions were served. Home Confinement averaged 51 inmates with 418 home verifications and Western Regional Jail averaged 102 inmates per day. Process division served 450 civil papers. Tax Office accepted 100 concealed carry permits and issued 83 permits. 916 DMV decals were also issued.

September Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

David Shirkey Jackie Woodard Pat Woodard Remembering ‘Mom Woodard’ on her birthday Forest Nye White Georgina Doss Donna R. Earles Mary Virginia Fugate Kip G. Gibson John B. Hayes Ronald R. Hodges Charlotte W. Hurley Jo Ann Ingwerson Carie A. Jarvis Daryl E. Jeffers Donald R. Keaton Jeffery Keys Lori A. Lambert

Sally A. Lefevre Barbara Martin Luther McCloud Harold Messinger James Owens Dwight G. Plybon Patricia L. Reed William B. Roebuck Sambo Scheidler Deano Dailey Wilkie Shull Susie Lewis Kathy Ryder Shawn Wheeler Deanna Jarrell Myers Vaughan Lloyd Jr. Larry “Beetle” Bailey Debbie Conrad

If you - or someone you know - will be celebratrating a birthday in the coming months... Call 304-743-6731 and give us their name - OR just email the information to

WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane “TIME, TIME, AND MORE TIME” Thought for the week: My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope. Job 7:6. (KJV) Have you ever sat and watched someone knit or crochet, observing how fast a needle and thread can move in a pair of hands? That’s how time seems to be passing us each day of life. We arise each morning, go into the day, noontime is here, then too soon evening dusk approaches. Another day has come and gone, same as the months; seems only yesterday we noticed the daffodils tall slender stem emerge out of the ground, then saw the bright yellow flowers bloom. September, the tenth month is here! Only three more months to this years ending. What have you accomplished in your life this year?

Did your secret New Year resolution get done or will it hold over till the next year. We eat faster, we drive faster on highways, we visit briefly - because we have something else to do. People. including myself, remind me of a gerbil pet that my granddaughter Emily had in an aquarium for several years. GIZMO would climb on this little green spinning wheel, going around and around, hundreds of times a day - but never coming to an end - till one day, he did succumb to the end of his life cycle. Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. What does this mean? Do we need to take more time for each other, call or visit someone in hospital? No, don’t wait until they’re in hospital, call them now! Unfortunately time is not in a

The Putnam Standard bottle, like the lyrics in this song written by the late Jim Croce, who died in an airplane crash, at the age of thirty years old: “Time in a Bottle’’ If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do, Is to save every day, till eternity passes away, Just to spend them with you. There used to be a quote on the wall, of the ladies room, in Jim Tweel’s Spaghetti House: Yesterday is the Past Tomorrow is the Future Today is a Gift – that’s why it is called the Present. He hath made everything beautiful in his time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 Perhaps, I have spent too much time writing this article, which you will not have enough time to read and enjoy. Take some time today, thanking God for your life time. Prayer: Thank you God, for our allotted time on Your Earth, may we spend our time pleasing to you. Amen.

Tri-County YMCA The Skinny: Sept. 17, 2013 I Just Can’t Do It….And Other Reasons You Say You Can’t or Won’t Exercise 1. Too Busy. This is a probably the most common excuse people use for not exercising. However, you make time for favorite television shows…why not exercise? Take the time to look at your calendar and fit it in. Wake up 30 minutes earlier. Squeeze another 30 minutes in the evening. Break up the work out and you won’t believe the results. You aren’t too busy….you just won’t find the time. 2. Too Old. Seriously? Too old? That excuse will never work. Why? Because exercise at any age is important for mobility and overall well-being but can help reduce muscle loss and prevent

falls. Being too old just won’t work as an excuse simply because age is truly nothing but a number. 3. I’m Alone. Don’t want to exercise alone? Find a workout partner. This could be walking or taking a class together. The best part of finding someone to exercise with is having that moral support and motivation to keep up the exercise routine. 4. It’s Boring. Really? Boring? There are so many different forms of exercise it’s impossible to be bored. Dance, box, swim, run, walk….there are so many options that the issue isn’t boredom – it’s choosing what you enjoy best. 5. I’m Too Fat. No one is ever too fat. Just start exercising

gradually. Walking and swimming are great ways to start getting active. Also, it’s important to remember that exercise is not a free pass to eat more calories – you want to burn calories and not add more. Find an exercise that is right for you – ask your doctor for a list of approved exercises that can help lose weight and build muscle. You’ll soon discover you were never too fat. Tri-County YMCA is non-profit organization located in Scott Depot and has served the Putnam County area since 1991. We offer a variety of fitness classes, programs and activities for individuals and families of all ages. For more information, please call 304-757-0016 or visit us online at

Business After Hours Sept. 24

“Tailgate at Triad Engineering” Triad Engineering will be hosting a tailgate-themed Business After Hours on Tuesday, September 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their Scott Depot location on 4980 Teays Valley Road. There will be traditional tailgate style food and beverages served outside and a Cornhole competition. Wear your favorite high school, college or professional team colors. The cost to attend is $15 per person. Participation at Business

After Hours is limited to members of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and their guests. Selection of the November Chamber Business of the Month will be drawn from business cards of the members attending this event. Additionally, there will be the cash drawing sponsored by BB&T valued at $900, but the winner must be present! RSVPs are requested by September 20, pre-payment is appreciated. Business After

Hours provides a professional venue for area businesses and their employees to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or You can also RSVP at

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Christian's Sports Beat: : WV Power Make It to Playoffs

By: Christian Deiss

CHARLESTON, WV - After posting a South Atlantic League (SAL) Northern Division regular season best 82 – 58 record, the West Virginia Power made it to the league playoffs. The 82 wins also tied a franchise record. In the opening round of the post season, the Power faced the visiting Hagerstown Suns at Appalachian Power Park. In game one of the best of three-game series, the Suns beat the Power 6 1. Before game one I talked to Power Manager Mike Ryan about what the playoff atmosphere was like, “Every playoff game I have been involved in, it’s a lot different than the regular season. It’s a lot louder and a lot more fun to play in.” As a player, the firstyear Power skipper played in the American League Division Series with the Minnesota Twins three times and the American League Championship Series one time also with the Twins and eight times in the minors. Game two saw the Power tie the series at a game apiece by winning 6 – 3 in 11 innings in

Hagerstown, setting up a third game winner take all match-up. On the mound for the second game for the Power was rookie right-hander John Kuchno, who told me what it’s like playing in the playoffs, “It’s an honor, it’s a lot of hard work paying off for the team. I played in the Big Ten Conference playoffs last year at Ohio State. It’s a lot of fun. The stakes are higher but that is why you play the whole regular season.” Power right fielder Josh Bell led the Power with four runs batted in, in game two. Bell and teammate Tyler Glasnow, a righthanded starting pitcher, were selected to the SAL end of the season All-Star team as the best players at their respective positions during the regular season. Ryan had high praise for the young duo, “Both of those guys have made the most improvement from the beginning of the year, to the end of the season and they deserve to be on the All-Star team. I am very happy and proud to be able to have managed them this year.” Bell finished the regular season hitting .279 with 13 home runs and 76 runs batted in. Glasnow was 9 -3 with an earned run average of 2.18 and led the SAL with 164 strikeouts, which was also a Power record. In the third and deciding game of the opening round, the Power fell to the Suns 6 – 2, sending them home for the 2013 season. Power left-fielder Jon Schwind told me how much fun it’s been playing for the team this season, “It’s probably the most fun I have

Christian interviewing Power Manager Mike Ryan in his office prior to game one of the playoffs. Courtesy photo

Christian talking with Power left-fielder Jon Schwind. Courtesy photo ever had with a team, probably in my life. It’s great to get paid for something you love to do. So regardless how you do as an individual, we played as a team and that’s really all that matters.” Kuchno agreed, “It’s been a lot of fun. Since day one we have had a good group of guys, never taking any one game for granted. I just got to enjoy baseball again. I felt last year at school I put a lot of pressure on myself because it was my draft year and it was just time to play ball again and help the team.” Ryan shares his play-

ers opinion on the season, “It’s been so much fun, these guys not only have they become better players, but they have become better people also. The things they have been doing off the field in the community has been outstanding. They are a very close knit type of team; it’s been fun watching them. “ I think the Power players played hard this season and I had fun watching and talking to the team. The first game at Appalachian Power Park for the 2014 season is set for April 10 as

Christian speaking with Power righthander and starter of game two John Kuchno. Courtesy photo

"Jesus walked when He healed, served and taught - I want my walk to demonstrate the willingness to go where people are hurting: where there are questions and needs," she explained. "I want to demonstrate the commitment of our church: we're building a place so we can meet more needs and provide recreational, banquet and conference space as a gift to the community." Like a city on a hill, Teays Valley Acres is the spot where this vision will unfold. Once complete, the place will include 74-acres with a facility

that can hold more than 1,200 people. The property will feature walking trails, a playground and a recreational facility. The proposed project costs $4.3 million. "To fund it, we are trying to sell our current facilities, raise $1.3 million over the next three years and borrow $1 million," explained Thom Pratt. "This will all be on 74-acres of what we believe is some of Putnam County's most beautiful land." The current church at 4430 Teays Valley Road is for sale with a price tag of $2.2 million. Teays Valley Church of God is

beginning its capital campaign to raise $1.3 million for site preparation by Pray Construction. The campaign is titled "Mission Possible." On Thursday Sept. 19, 10-to-15minute presentations about the new project will be given every hour, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. at Teays Valley Acres Community Park, located at 4606 Teays Valley Road. For more information or to sponsor Pastor Melissa Pratt on her journey across Putnam County, call (304) 757-9222 or visit

the Power will face the Lexington Legends. For a complete 2014 schedule go to See you at the ballpark.

FAITH FROM PAGE 1 loden. She will walk to Hurricane, down Teays Valley Road to U.S. 35 and end at Kings River Church. On the third day, she will start at the Mason County line, venture through Buffalo, walk to Frazier's Bottom to Winfield and end at Eleanor. On the last day, Pratt will walk from Nitro to Poca, across W. Va. 62, over the Winfield Bridge, down W. Va. 34 and end the four-day quest at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. It's a massive undertaking with unpredictable steps along the way. However, the local preacher is not scared. Pratt's feet will endure more than 337,920 steps in just four days. Yet, she remains fearless. The resident will walk more than 15 miles per day with no formal training or great athletic ability. She is ready. "I'm not an athlete - the closest I come to being sporty is beating my husband in Ping Pong," Pratt laughed. "I felt God wanted me to be in a place physically to symbolize where I was spiritually." The local pastor continued,

"I'm put into a position where I know I don't have the natural ability to accomplish this, so I have to be in a place of total trust as I make this effort to lead our church forward." Pratt said she we will walk by faith...not by sight. She looks to a passage from the New Testament for inspiration. "With God all things are possible," states Matthew 19:26. The local preacher and her husband Thom have lived in Putnam County for more than six years. Throughout this time, they have helped grow Teays Valley Church of God from 100 to 400 members, added new ministries, a second service and participated in countless community outreach events. Their faith has told them "yes" when many around them have said "no." The Pratts have watched the church congregation become doers. Men and women have put action behind their faith, they said. All this is in response to love and service, two aspects that drive Pratt's walk.

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Bill Ellis to speak at “Young at Heart Luncheon” Bill Ellis, widely known newspaper columnist and motivational speaker will be the guest presenter at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, September 18, for the “Young at Heart” luncheon meeting at the Teays Valley Church of God, 4430 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. You may arrive at 11:45 to eat at 12. You are welcomed and wanted if you are 55 years old or older. It is a “potluck” meal with each family bringing a ready-to-eat dish of food. The church provides various drinks and table service. The luncheon begins at 12 noon and closes at 1:30. Ellis, who has been a guest speaker on all the major continents and in many countries, has appeared in more than 150 churches in West Virginia plus service clubs, sporting events, youth camps, church conventions, camp meetings, schools and youth conventions, guarantees that his audience will not go to sleep. His presentation will be filled with humor, helpful hints for enjoyable and successful living. He is convinced that life can be fun and fulfilling at any age. You and your friends are invited to attend. It will be a good day to invite and bring others to attend with you, meet many new friends and hear about things that will brighten your day at noon at Teays Valley Church of God, Scott Depot. It will be fun time with some good laughter.

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PipeSounds Community Concerts celebrates 10th Anniversary Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. begins the 2013-2014 PipeSounds Concert Series on the world-class Harrah Symphonic Organ. The young American organist Christopher Houlihan, labeled “gifted” (New York Times), “dazzling” (Wall Street Journal), and ”one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists” (Cincinnati Enquirer) will be performing a classical concert. This will be Houlihan's second visit to Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane. He made his orchestral debut with the Hartford Symphony and recorded his first two CDs while still in college, prompting classmates to form the “Houli Fans,” a fan base that continues to grow on Facebook. He has performed

professionally in 32 states and the District of Columbia as well as in three other countries. Christopher Houlihan is a graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut. He received his master’s degree at The Juilliard School in New York where he studied with the Grammy Awardwinning organist Paul Jacobs. The Harrah Symphonic Organ was designed and built by Allen Harrah with the assistance of three local church members and with funding raised by the United Methodist Women. Since the dedication of the organ in September, 2003, the PipeSounds Board has been dedicated to inviting renowned, highly-trained organists to perform on the organ including David Hegarity from San Francisco who will make his sixth ap-

pearance this season, as well as Rodney Barbour who will perform for the fifth time in 2013. A total of thirty-two renowned artists have played the magnifi-

cent instrument awing audiences with music from Hollywood and Broadway, with Christmas and patriotic themes and thrilling scores for silent movies including "Phantom of the Opera", "Dr. Jeykell & Mr. Hyde" and "Ben-Hur". Houlihan will open the 20132014 Concert Series at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue, Hurricane. Admission is $10.00, adults; $5.00 students; children under five FREE! A reception will follow the performance to meet and greet Houlihan. For more information, look on the web site, For directions to the church look on the web site, www.forrest

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce announces Partnership with Fruth Pharmacy The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and Fruth Pharmacy are pleased to announce a partnership to benefit area employers and their employees. If you are an employer in Putnam County, you might be worried how this year’s flu will affect your workforce. On average, a worker will miss 4-5 days of work due to the flu. The Putnam Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Fruth Pharmacy in order to provide two different programs to enable employees to receive flu shot vaccinations. “In the fall, our pharmacies

begin to see an increase in our customers coming in with flu related symptoms,” Lynne Fruth, President and Chairman of the Board for Fruth Pharmacy stated. “We have partnered with Putnam’s Chamber of Commerce to bring employers two options to help their employees receive a flu vaccination this year.” Program One: Employer Paid Flu Shots A custom voucher is available to Chamber members to distribute to their employees. Businesses contact Ashley at the Putnam Chamber to request flu shot vouchers and to complete a short agreement that allows Fruth to provide the flu shots to employees and bill the employer. The Chamber will distribute the vouchers and the employer simply adds the employee's name and then distributes the card to employees. The employee can bring this card along with a photo ID to any of the local Fruth Pharmacies in Eleanor, Winfield, Scott Depot, or Hurricane to receive a flu shot. Once a month, Fruth will bill the business $20 per employee for the shots that have been administered. Billing will include employee’s name and date of service. Businesses are only billed for actual shots

administered. A one page agreement between the employer and Fruth Pharmacy will need to be signed prior to vouchers being distributed to employees. Program Two: Employee Discount Flu Shot Coupon Program Employers who do not feel they can provide free flu shots for employees can help obtain a discount coupon for their staff. The Putnam County Chamber Discount card will allow employees and all of their family members to receive a flu shot at a discounted price of $19.99 per shot. These discount coupons are available to all Putnam County Chamber Business members and can be obtained from Ashley at the Chamber. The employee simply needs to show the Putnam County Chamber Discount card at any local Fruth Pharmacy and receive the reduced price. This is a savings of $5.00-$15.00 based from the costs of last year’s flu shots. In addition to savings on flu shots, the Putnam Area Chamber of Commerce is also bringing a Prescription Savings Club card through Fruth Pharmacy to area employers and employees. The prescription card, is not insurance, but can help save the cardholder on the purchase of generic and brand medications. There is no cost to employees or employers to enroll. Employees present the card to a Fruth pharmacist the first time they have a prescription filled. The employee can enroll all eligible family members (spouse and children)

at that time. Some medications are $4 for 30-day supply or $10 for a 90-day supply. The generics list is updated once a month on Fruth Pharmacy’s website: “The Chamber is excited about this partnership and the opportunities it presents our local employers. We hope that many of the employers in Putnam County will take advantage of these great savings for their employees,” Marty Chapman, President of Putnam Chamber of Commerce added. Please contact the Putnam Chamber of Commerce and request, either Program 1 or Program 2 flu cards for your business. Be sure to also request the Prescription Discount cards for your staff. The Putnam Chamber of Commerce has been an advocate for businesses for over 30 years. Now, over 500 member businesses strong, the Putnam Chamber of Commerce continues to encourage the community to shop locally. If you are interested in your business becoming a part of the Chamber of Commerce, please contact the Chamber at 304-7576510 or e-mail Fruth Pharmacy is a locallyowned family business in both Ohio and West Virginia. There are four Fruth Pharmacies in Putnam County. If you would like to learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit

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County Discusses Current Projects By Justin Waybright

WINFIELD - Commissioners took action to move county projects forward during a recent meeting. On Tuesday, county leaders set a date for a public hearing on Valley Park's TIF district. Future projects include resurfacing the pool and creating a master plan. "This is the first step in the process," said John Stump, lawyer with Steptoe and Johnson PLLC. "There's no debt anticipated here."

Commissioners to set a public hearing on the issue at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 8. Next, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department Administrator and Putnam Health Department Interim Administrator Lolita Kirk approached commissioners with a financial update. Kirk lined out some outstanding debts. One was a $20,000 bill for a website. "The Health Department owes $20,000 for a website?" asked Commissioner Steve Andes. "Yes," Kirk answered. "It's not a $20,000 website - we're working on getting it updated."

Putnam Health Department officials will move into their new building on Winfield Road Monday Sept. 16. Next, Putnam County Attorney Jennifer Scragg Karr shared a sheriff's personal request with commissioners. The proposal was originally discussed during the Aug. 27 commission meeting. The plan is designed to add three part-time civilian bailiffs to courtroom duty which will free up a deputy for patrol. "This proposal puts another deputy on the road," said Commissioner President Joe Haynes. "It's a no-brainer."

Putnam County School Menu High School Menu Sept. 17-23 Tuesday, Sept. 17: Egg & Cheese Burrito LUNCH: GRILLED CHICKEN TENDERS OR FISH STICKS, Potato Wedges, Sliced Pears, Cornbread, Milk Wednesday, Sept. 18: Sausage Biscuit LUNCH: BEEF POT ROAST W/GRAVY, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Strawberry Cup, Wheat Roll/Milk Thursday, Sept. 19: Pizza Bagel LUNCH: BEEF & CHEESE NACHOS, Lettuce/Tomato, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Fresh Fruit Choice/Milk Friday, Sept. 20: WG Pancakes w/Syrup

LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN ON A BUN OR PIZZA, Lettuce/Tomato, Quick Baked Potato, Orange Wedges/Milk Monday, Sept. 23: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Link/Toast LUNCH: MINI CORNDOGS OR GRILLED CHEESE, Pinto Beans, Diced Potatoes, Applesauce, Milk Elementary & Middle School Menu Sept. 17-23 Tuesday, Sept. 17: Egg & Cheese Burrito LUNCH: GRILLED CHICKEN TENDERS, Potato Wedges, Sliced Pears, Cornbread, Milk Wednesday, Sept. 18: Sausage Biscuit LUNCH: BEEF POT ROAST W/GRAVY, Mashed Potatoes,

Green Beans, Strawberry Cup, Wheat Roll/Milk Thursday, Sept. 19: Pizza Bagel LUNCH: BEEF & CHEESE NACHOS, Lettuce/Tomato, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Fresh Fruit Choice/Milk Friday, Sept. 20: WG Pancakes w/Syrup LUNCH: BREADED CHICKEN ON A BUN, Lettuce/Tomato, Quick Baked Potato, Orange Wedges/Milk Monday, Sept. 23: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Link/Toast LUNCH: MINI CORNDOGS, Pinto Beans, Diced Potatoes, Applesauce, Milk

“It takes a lot of work, but I love it,” she said. “I couldn’t do it without the support of my family.” HealthSmart of Teays Valley is open 10 am to 7 pm Monday to

Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm Friday and 10 am to 7 pm Saturday. For more information visit or call 304-760-8910.

HEALTHSMART FROM PAGE 1 lar caught her attention during her last visit. “At the back of the store are these great exercise tables,” she said. “The best part is you can try them for free to see if you want a monthly membership.” Miller was referring to the six Slender You tables located in a private room. “The tables are low impact and each table works on a different part of your body,” Douglas explained. “There are monthly memberships available for $60 plus tax. It includes three visits a week.” There is also a red light therapy bed. “The red light therapy bed helps people with fibromyalgia, arthritis and increases the collagen in the skin,” she said. Douglas enjoys talking with the customers and answering their questions.

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Velma’sView By Velma Kitchens Faithfulness My Dad has a twin sister named Betty but she has since gone on to be with the Lord and so has her husband Thomas. Thomas and Betty were very faithful to the Lord and to their church on Charlies Creek Road in Culloden. I remember Thomas leading the singing in the church and he was always there. My cousin Patty played the piano and my Aunt Betty learned to play later in life. When we did attend church as children that is where we went. Our Sunday school teacher, Corella Freeman taught us about the love of Christ and what he did on the cross for us. I remember her as the very first Sunday school teacher I ever had. Most of us who were fortunate to have her should remember her and send her a card and say “thank you” for teaching us about Jesus. My sister Retha and my little sister Sue also went there. We went with Corella’s boys and the McCallister kids out that way. We all had a good time. There were the Beckett children and the Hagers and all the ones around at that time and we all went to school together. We had such good times and when August comes around I remember the homecoming dinners around the middle of the month. I usually see everyone there near my Great-Uncle Charlie's birthday which is August 18th. Uncle Charlie liked birthday cards but especially belated ones. He would send me a belated birthday card so his would stand out from all the others. Isn't it great to have fond memories of our childhoods and remember the people who were always at their posts? Think of all the people back then that were faithful to the Lord and others. I love the movie “It's a Wonderful life.” I usually watch it around Christmas time each year. The lesson learned from that movie is, you are someone special and you are important in this life. God has a plan for your life and if you had not been born the world would be a much sadder place. God does not make mistakes and every life is a life which should be lived for Him and others. I'm glad my aunt and uncle were faithful.

Red Hot Show Choir to Hold Longaberger Event From Staff Reports The Hurricane High School Red Hot Show Choir will a Longaberger Basket Bingo 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Hurricane High School Commons. It is $20 for 20 games with five bonus games offered for an additional $5. Prizes include 26

new Longaberger baskets. Concessions will be available. Funds raised during the event will go toward the Red Hot Show Choir. For more information, call Brenda Campbell at (304) 741-4875 or Tammy Baker at (304) 389-9228.

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Hurricane beats Riverside 56-9 Zach Pate scored Hurricane's first three touchdowns on Friday the 13th as his team met Riverside. Two of those from kickoffs. Hurricane High quarterback Austin Hensley passed for 166 yards and three touchdowns. Two of Austin Hensley's scoring passes were to wideout Brandon Ford, who caught a team-high four passes for 58 yards. Photos by Jack Rose, Jr. of OneEyed Jack's Photography

Scenes from the 2013 Putnam County High School Golf Tournament. Buffalo went on to win the contest. Featured above is Winfield, Buffalo and Poca players. Photos by Eddie Ferrari of the Picture Guy Photography

The winner - Poca High School sophomore Alex Hamrick drives the ball to the green. Hamrick won the county match last week. Photo by Eddie Ferrari of The Picture Guy Photography

Hurricane's Emily Hudson sets up to spike the ball over Buffalo during Thursday night's volleyball match. Photo by Jack Rose of One-Eyed Jack's Photography

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Another goal - The Redskins score another goal against Ripley. Hurricane won 9 to 1. Photo by Jack Rose, Jr. of One-Eyed Jack's Photography

Winfield Junior Whitney Humphreys out maneuvers a Capital defender. The Generals dominated the game to bring a final score of 13 to 0. Photo by Eddie Ferrari of PictureGuy Photography

Fighting the Dragons - The Teays Valley Christian goalie stops a score from St. Albans during a recent match Sept. 7. The Red Dragons won 7 to 1. Photo by Eddie Ferrari of PictureGuy Photography

Tim Hayslett makes a stop during Hurricane's match against Riverside. The Redskins beat the Warriors 5 to 1. Photo by Jack Rose of One-Eyed Jack's Photography

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Scenes from the 84th Annual Putnam County Homecoming

Thousands lined the streets of Winfield Sunday Sept. 8 to celebrate Putnam County’s 84th Annual Homecoming Event. The hot September sun lit up a hometown scene. From high school bands to area fire departments; the young to the young at heart, everyone in attendance had a joyful time. Children dashed to the street to pick up candy while parents snapped pictures. Perfect weather set an unforgettable event this year. Photos by Justin Waybright

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September is National Preparedness Month! This September: You Can be the HERO!

Honoring the lives lost - Post 187 member Kenny Bright rings the bell at the courthouse during the ceremony. Photo by Justin Waybright and courthouse employees bowed their heads in prayer. Bright cried out for mercy and help from God. Next, members of Post 187 picked up their rifles and shot into the crisp September air.

Boom!...Boom!...Boom! Shots spoke loudly. "May we as a nation keep God in our lives and our country," Bright said, looking toward the clouds. "...May God bless America."

Putnam County MDENT make 4 Arrests Released by Sheriff Steve Deweese On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Metro Drug Unit, (MDENT) made four (4) Felony Arrest in Putnam County on prescription pills and heroin. The following suspects are charged with: Harold Ray Cole, Red House WV, charged with Fraudu-

lent Schemes and Delivery of Oxycodone.; Angelia Lloyd, Hurricane, WV, charged with Delivery of Oxycodone x 3 counts.; Brandon Bradford, Hurricane WV, Delivery of Heroin x 3 counts.; Lori Hodges, Hurricane WV, charged with Delivery of Heroin x 2 counts and delivery of Hydrocodone x 1 count.

Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly at any time in your community such as floods, power outages, and severe weather of all kinds. Police, fire and rescue may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important step you can take in helping your local responders is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover. This September, please prepare and plan in the event you must go for three days without electricity,

water service, and access to a grocery store, bank, or other local services for several days. Just follow these four steps: Stay Informed: Information is available from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial resources. Learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency go to: Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document an emergency plan with those in your care. For sample plans, see Work together with neighbors, colleagues, and others to build community resilience. Build a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies - water, nonperishable food, first aid, prescriptions, flashlight, and battery-powered radio on hand - for you and those in your care. Get Involved: There are many

ways to get involved especially before a disaster occurs. The whole community can participate in programs and activities to make their families, homes and places of worship safer from risks and threats. Community leaders agree that the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of volunteers, a trained and informed public, and increased support of emergency response agencies during disasters. Contact your local firehouse and ask for a tour and information about preparedness Get involved with your local American Red Cross Chapter or train with a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). By taking a few simple actions, you can make your family safer.

Gambling Addiction Treatment Group Offers Weekend Program CHARLESTON — The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia is hosting a free weekend workshop for problem gamblers and their loved ones. The group, which operates the 1-800-GAMBLER helpline, has hosted this event for eight years. It will take place on Sept. 20-22 at the John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. This weekend event is for anyone who is currently trying to stop gambling, or who has struggled with gambling addiction in the past. Participants will have a chance to meet with other people from around the state who have struggled with this addiction. Several gambling addiction counselors will be available for individual

consultations. One of the featured speakers will be Nigel Turner, internationally acclaimed slot machine expert who specializes in helping people who are addicted to electronic gaming machines. Arnie Wexler, recovering compulsive gambler, author, and expert on gambling addiction, will offer a session on repairing relationships damaged by gambling. Warren Biller, who recently celebrated 20 years of being gambling-free, will lead self-help groups throughout the weekend. Patty Deutsch, program director for The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, says the event offers an unusual opportunity for problem gam-

blers in the state. Deutsch says, “We bring in some of the most well-known treatment specialists in the country and give participants free access to their expertise. There is also tremendous value in just getting to know other people from across the state who are dealing with the same addiction.” She says they offer the function on the weekend for participant convenience, and that the Pastoral Center was chosen for its serene setting. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Private rooms will be provided for each person or couple. To learn more, contact Patty Deutsch at 304-344-2213 or email

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Down 1. Janitor 2. Impatient under delay 3. ___ grass 4. Egg on 5. More likely 6. Condescend 7. Eye 8. “___ what?” 9. Discover 10. Cultivation of land 11. Salad green 12. One who reads or examines with great care 13. Blunder 14. “Remember the ___!” 19. During 22. Ill-tempered 24. Sharply penetrating 26. Hazardous 28. Desert sight 30. 2004 film of rhythm and blues musician

31. Show ___ 33. Large, heavy knife with a broad blade 34. Extremely evil 35. Visualize 36. Badgers 37. Link 38. Optical phenomenons

that create the illusion of water 39. Fix, in a way 40. Fine thread 42. Racing sleds for 1 or 2 people 44. Flips (through) 45. Current

48. Cluster of elongated strands attached at the base 49. Ethereal 52. “Do the Right Thing” pizzeria owner 54. Masefield play “The Tragedy of ___”


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MARGARET R. TAYLOR AGEE Margaret R. Taylor Agee, 90, of St. Albans, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013. She is survived by her three sons, Philip Taylor and his wife, Ruth, Roger Taylor and his wife, Laura, and Terry Taylor; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; and her sister, Myrtle E. Coen. Celebration of Margaret's life was held September 12, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home with Pastor David Bowen officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

WILLARD RAY BIRD Willard Ray Bird, 88, of Hurricane, passed away September 6, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, after a short illness. Willard was born March 3, 1925, to the late Joseph Addison and Malinda Mae (Spears) Bird. He was preceded in death by two sons, Steven Robert and Charles Ray Bird, both of Hurricane; one grandson, Charles Ray Bird II; and one great-grandchild, Shelby Bird; as well as eight sisters; and three brothers. Willard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anna Lee (Wood) Bird; daughter Lesa Stout; two grandchildren, Matthew Bird (Megan Young) and Seth Stout, all of Hurricane; four great-grandchildren, Cody, Colton and Kaden Bird and Bailey Young, all of Hur-

ricane; as well as countless nieces, nephews and friends. Willard was retired from Columbia Gas since 1984 with over 38 years of service. He was also the Pastor at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church in Cross Lanes, W.Va. since 1987 and Sarah Church in Boone County. Willard was truly one of a kind. He loved his family and friends. Willard was always a very hard worker and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. Funeral services were held September 10, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with elders Harold and Lewis Johnson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

STERLING THURSTON BOGGESS Sterling Thurston Boggess, 85, of Culloden, passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at his home. Born February 15, 1928, in Nitro, he was a son of the late Millard and Muriel Smith Boggess. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Helen "Bootie" Stone. A former employee of Avtex Fibers in Nitro, he was retired from American Electric Powers Mountaineer Plant, New Haven, W.Va. He proudly served his country with the United States Navy aboard the USS Andromeda during the Korean War from 1948 to 1952. Surviving are his daughter, Cathy Casto (Gary); David Boggess (Tandi); three grandsons, Gabe Casto (Jessica), Bryan Colt Boggess (Emily) and Michael Boggess; one great-granddaughter, Gabby Casto. Also surviving is his brothers, Kayo Boggess, Darrell Boggess, Mack Boggess (Mary Lou); his sister, Brenda Persinger (Carl); as well as his K-9 companion, Reese. In keeping with his wishes, a small service was held September 10, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield. Burial with military honors followed at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute. Online condolences may also be made by visiting


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Obituaries The family would like to thank the exceptional staff of Huntington Hospice, namely, Delta, Bobby, Tim, Zack and Christie as well as neighbors and friends, Judy and Dale Clagg, Awanda and Jessie Collins and Nathan and Stephanie Johnson for all of their support and help.

The Putnam Standard wick, Arlene and Michel Clouatre and several cousins, all residing in Georgia or South Carolina. A memorial service was held September 8, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Don Gatewood officiating. Condolences may also be shared by visiting

VERAL ELLEN FORD Veral Ellen Ford, 94, of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2013, at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, Hurricane. Born April 23, 1919, in Ballengee, Veral was a daughter of the late Elmer Guy and Nellie Claire Meadows Scarborough. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Glendon Ford, and brother, Kenneth Scarborough. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Peters United Methodist Church, St. Albans. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Elaine Hall (Greg) of Scott Depot; sisters, Margie O'Brien of Ohio and Betty Singleton of Burnsville; grandchildren, Kristin Gresham (Jeremy) and Andrea Cook (Zac); and great-grandchildren, Madison and Mason Gresham. Funeral services were held September 12, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Barry Moll officiating. Entombment was in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387 or you may share memories or condolences with the family at

MARY LEE GALLOWAY Mary Lee Galloway, 85, of Hurricane, died Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. Born April 4, 1928, in Cornelia, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Minyard Ward and Hattie Mae Smith-Ward. She graduated high school and was a telephone operator for Southern Bell. A military wife to William H. Galloway, she lived all over the United States, including Hawaii. After retirement, they moved to Clarksville, Ga., and lived there for 17 years before moving in with her daughter and son-in-law in Hurricane in 2007. She was a Baptist by faith and attended Bible study with the Teays Valley Newcomers and Neighbors, as well as many other activities with the group. She enjoyed meeting new friends and having fun with the ladies. Surviving Mary are her daughter, Diane Howell and husband, Peter Paul Howell, of Hurricane; her granddaughters, April D. Craft, her husband, Scott A. Craft, and great-grandchildren, Brett and Ethan Craft, of Greensburg, Pa., and Connie Lynn Howell of Huntington. She is also survived by Clifton and Sandra Ward, Maybelle and Ralph White, Alice War-

JACKIE DICKERSON HARPER Mrs. Jackie Dickerson Harper, 66, of Cross Lanes, formerly of Poca, went home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2013, in CAMC Memorial Hospital. Jackie was a former employee of Kanawha Glass and Camp Virgil Tate. She was a member of West Virginia Home Mission and a former member of Raymond City Community Church. She is survived by her husband, Roy W. Harper; children, Regina Lanham, Richard Dickerson and Terry Dickerson, all of Poca; sisters, Cora Williams of Red House, Lucile Moore of Rock Branch, Darlene Trovojsky of Colorado and Sandra Black of New Haven; brothers, Roger Barker of New Haven and Raymond Barker of Liberty; and five grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Jackie Harper was held September 7, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Joey Scarberry and Stephen J. White officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery, Liberty. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Harper family.

LAWRENCE JENNINGS LACY Mr. Lawrence Jennings Lacy, 66, of Poca, went home to be with the Lord, September 6, 2013, in Thomas Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lacy is a former employee of Purity Baking Company, Dunn Engineers and Randolph Engineers. He attended Maranatha Fellowship Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mary Lacy; brother, Nolan; and sisters, Ada, Irene, Dorothy, Violet, Beatrice and Norma. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Karen Lacy of Poca, sons, Warren (Mary) Lacy of Poca and Josh Lacy of Charleston; sisters, Anna Moore of Teays Valley and Thelma (Walt) Robinson of New Mexico; and grandchildren, Chelsea Lacy and Warren Jr. of Poca. A special thanks to the nurses and doctors at Thomas Memorial Hospital for the great care and attention they gave Lawrence. A tribute to the life of Mr. Lawrence Lacy was held September 9, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Paul Bailey and Robert Lacy officiating. Burial was in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting GatensHarding Funeral Home, Poca assisted the Lacy family.

GEORGIANNA MARIE STAUFFER FRANKLIN LEMASTERS Georgianna Marie Stauffer Franklin Lemasters, a resident of Scott Depot, died Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Belle's Assisted Living Home, St. Albans. Georgianna was born January 17, 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to George Elmer Stauffer and Mary Jane Franklin Stauffer. She was adopted by her grandparents, John Otis Sr. and Jessie Bell Blake Franklin, after the death of her mother on January 5, 1955. Georgianna graduated from Lewis County High School, Weston, and attended Fairmont State College, West Virginia State College and the University of Charleston. She worked for the Department of Employment Security and WorkForce West Virginia for 40 years, retiring as a program analyst. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, James Robert Lemasters; son James Robert "Bobby" Lemasters (Colleen); uncle, Melvin Richard "Pete" Franklin of Virginia Beach, Va.; and several cousins. Funeral services were held September 11, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Please visit to extend condolences to the family. The family appreciates the kindness and assistance of Michael and Kathy McGhee as well as the staff of Belle's Assisted Living Home for their care and support during Georgianna's illness.

DANAH EARL "DANNY" MAHONE Danah Earl "Danny" Mahone, 57, of St. Albans, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, Charleston, W.Va. Danny was dedicated to his son. He had a love for football games and enjoyed spending time with his family. Danny was born on July 7, 1956, in Madison, W.Va., to Luther Doliver "LD" Mahone, Phyllis Ann Williams Mahone; and stepparents, Chuck and Mary Little. He is preceded in death by his parents, LD Mahone and Phyllis Mahone Cantly; infant daughter; one brother, Ricky Emmitt Mahone; and stepfather, Chuck Little. Danny is survived by his wife of 33 years, Carol "Sue" Mahone of Saint Albans, W.Va.; son, Gregory Allen Mahone, of St. Albans, W.Va.; sister, Cheryl Miller of Sumerco, W.Va.; brothers, Paul Mahone of Vero Beach, Fla., Doug Mahone of St. Albans, W.Va. and


The Putnam Standard Bryan Mahone of Clearwater, Fla. Funeral services were held September 8, at Koontz Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Gillispie officiating. Burial was at Mahone Cemetery, Hamlin, W.Va. Donations may be made to Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, WV towards funeral expenses.

GEORGIA MARIE MITCHELL Georgia Marie Mitchell, 89, passed away September 1, 2013, at her home in Hurricane. She was the wife of the late Walter R. Mitchell Jr. Surviving is her son, Dr. Gregory W. Mitchell, residing in St. Petersburg, Fla. She has one sister, Ann Whitman of Hurricane. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of First Baptist Church of Hurricane. Funeral services were held Sep-

tember 6, at Chapman Funeral Home, with Dr. James Lutz officiating. Entombment was in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. You may visit to share memories or express condolences.

WANDA McCLURE NEAL Wanda McClure Neal, 90, passed away August 31, 2013, in Lexington, Ky., after a short illness. She was a homemaker and a resident of St. Albans, formerly of Lincoln County, and a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Albans. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Conroy Neal. She is survived by her daughter, Dianna Lynn DeBlossi and her husband, Thomas, of Lexington,

Ky.; granddaughters, Andrea Lynn Arnold and husband, Brian, of Nokomis, Fla., and Lora Lee Carter and husband, Brett, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and greatgranddaughter, Victoria Lynn Arnold, and great-grandson, Jaxson Edward Carter. She was laid to rest in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

RAYMOND WALLACE "R.W." SPRADLING Raymond Wallace "R.W." Spradling, 88, of St. Albans, passed away September 5, 2013, son of the late James L. Spradling Sr. and Jessie Quantrill Spradling. R.W. was born October 14, 1924, in Brushton, Boone County. He was raised in Charleston and attended Charleston High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1940 and was in the 82nd Airborne 505

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Time For Service

Time For Ser vice ~ Area Church Services ~

Ascension Catholic Church 905 Hickory Mill Rd., Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-5816. Services: Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Rev. Harry Cramer, Pastor. 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. 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. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447. Buffalo Nazarene Church - Rt. 62, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.; Sunday night Worship Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Sherry Kinsey 937-3258. Buffalo Presbyterian Church 2125 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033. Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Worship Sunday Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service – Bible Study, 7 p.m. Pastor – Denver Tucker. Cross of Grace Lutheran Church - 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, WV, 25526. 304-562-0616. Handicap accessible. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. Sunday - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. Bible Study: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Pastor: Tom Quickel. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”. Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 pm, Sunday Evening Service 7 pm; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7pm. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning First Baptist Church – Hurricane Sunday & Wednesday evenings we invite your family to find their niche in our growing Adult & Family Ministries, exciting Youth & Children’s Ministries— featuring AWANA Club on Sunday evenings! For more information find First Baptist Church of Hurricane on Facebook or call us at 304.562.9281. We are located at 2635 Main Street in Hurricane and look forward to welcoming you. Those

not able to make it to church are invited to tune in Sundays at 9:00 AM to 103.3fm (WTCR) for our pre-recorded program. You can listen on the radio or listen online at Gateway Christian Church Weekly Sunday Evening Service at 6 p.m. Valley Park, Hurricane, WV. Adult & Children’s Ministry available. For more information please call 304-727-8919 or visit Senior Minister: Dave Stauffer. LOVE GOD – LOVE PEOPLE – SERVE. Glad Tidings Assembly of God 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV 25526. Sunday Morning Adult & Children’s Services, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service, 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Rebekah Jarrell. Phone: (304) 5623074. Email: Good Hope Baptist Church Turkey Creek Road, Hurricane. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Grandview Baptist Church, Red House - Sunday school – 10 am; Sunday evening 7 pm; Wednesday 7 pm. Pastor: Woody Willard. Kanawha Valley Baptist Church - 949 Roosevelt Ave., (U.S. Rt. 62), Eleanor, WV 25070. Pastors: John Hage and Art Hage. Phone 304-437-3513 and 304-437-2740. Services: 3:00 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Lakeview Christian Church 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane, WV 25526. Services: Sunday – 11 am and 6:30 pm; Wednesday – 7 pm. Pastor: Jeff Maynard. Phone 304-562-9265. Laywell Church of Christ Sycamore Road, Hurricane, WV. Services: Sunday Morning Worship 9:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Phone number for more information, 304-562-6135. Manilla Chapel - Manilla Chapel, Manilla Ridge Road, Robertsburg, WV. SUNDAY: Morning service 10 a.m.; Evening service 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY: Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church - Buff Creek Rd. Hurricane, WV. "Helping the hurt get out of the dirt" Service TimesSunday morning 10:00 am; Sunday eve. 6:00 pm; Wed. Eve Bible study 7:00 pm. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm. Everyone welcome.

Heaven is obtainable, Hell is avoidable. We still preach The Book, The Blood and, The Blessed Hope. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-617-2752. Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, 25526 (just off the I-64 Winfield Exit 39). Sunday services are 8:30 a.m. (except the last Sunday of the month), 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. and include adult Bible study, AWANA, and youth. Please check our website for special announcements and services: The Rev. Ron McClung is the senior pastor. Telephone 304-757-9110. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church - Rt. 3 Box 97 (6242 Trace Fork Rd.), Hurricane, WV 25526. Phone 304-562-5880. Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service 7 p.m.; Children’s Emmy Club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Robert Adkins. Everyone welcome. Mt. Salem UM Church - 4-1/2 miles East of Hurricane on Rt. 60 across from covered bridge, on left. Sunday: Morning worship 10:00; Sunday School 11:00. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 P.M.; Family night first Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 7578446. Otter Branch Church - Box 213, 18 Mile Road, Buffalo, WV, 25033 Sunday School Service 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Wednesday Service 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Tucker. Pine Grove Church of Christ 504 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. Tim Jorgensen, Minister. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant - Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-5622012, Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Providence Baptist Church Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Bob Kelly. Phone 304-586-2832.

Redeemer Presbyterian - welcomes community to Services Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, welcomes the community to learn of God's love and grace. They meet at Teays Valley Cinema for worship service at 10 a.m. The church's pastor is Barrett Jordan. For more information, call the church office, 304-757-1197, or check the church's website at Robertsburg Community Church - Services: Sunday morning at 10 a.m.; Evening: 6 p.m.; Thursday: 7 p.m. Bro. Gary Higginbotham speaking. 9372812. Come one all! Scott Depot Christ Fellowship 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166. Pastor Dr. Rod Taylor. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mid Week Service 7 p.m. Sousanah FWB Church Charley Creek Road, Culloden. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Springdale Free Will Baptist Church - Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 21/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 562-5389. 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.

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Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s - 9:00am Sunday School, 10:45am Morning Worship. Wednesday’s: 6:45pm Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt. Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene - 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400. 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. Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560. (304)7574604. Prayer Meeting 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Family Night for all ages 6:30-7:00 p.m. Fellowship Meal, Studies 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert. Winfield Presbyterian Church Winfield Presbyterian Church, 4th and Ferry Streets. “A praying community where friendship counts.” Cherrie Sizemore, Minister. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Looking for a church to call “home”? We would like to be that place. Winfield United Methodist Church - Looking for a church family? Join us at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive (Behind McDonald’s) Winfield. Two services 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Tom Hill.

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Arts in Action offers Fun, Faith and Art By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Arts in Action has grown from dance classes in a church basement to a multi-location art school with more than 11 different programs, 74 weekly classes and 350 students. To date, Arts in Action has trained more than 1,400 students in the arts. The nonprofit organization is ready to make its mark on the 2013-2014 season. It offers a plethora of programs, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, cheerleading, theater, art, piano and karate and more. Students can participate in these programs at any of Arts in Action's four locations in Hurricane, St. Albans, West Charleston and the newest facility in Poca at the Generations Impact Center. "Our faculty teaches with dedication, purpose and loving hearts with a focus on developing excel-

Kickin' fun - Arts in Action has openings for new karate classes to be held at the Generations Impact Center across from Poca Baptist Church. Classes start the week of October 7th. Register by calling 304-419-4446. There is financial aid for those who qualify. Courtesy Photo

Dancing into fun - Girls enjoy their first day at the Arts in Action Princess Academy. Courtesy Photo

lence in technique and artistic expression with Christian influence," said Director Joni Cantrell. "At Arts in Action, we are passionate about making a significant impact in the lives of students and the community through arts education -

explained Cantrell. "Every child deserves the opportunity to participate in an activity that allows them to express themselves creatively and find their artistic gifts and passions," she said. "Then when you add the

through documented research and personal experience, we know the numerous benefits awaiting those who study the arts." More than learning about the arts and performing, Arts in Action gives students something more,

Christian components of encouragement, love and faith, it can and will change the path of a child's life." To learn more about Arts in Action, call (304) 419-4446 or visit

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