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Mitch Klein By Jack Bailey

HURRICANE – For the past 30 years, attorney Mitch Klein has been in the business of helping people navigate the uncertain waters of bankruptcy. Klein is the principal attorney with the Klein Law Firm, which has offices in Hurricane and Huntington and serves clients throughout western and central West Virginia. “The one thing that I often tell people is that they should have SEE ATTORNEY ON PAGE 3

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American Legion marks anniversary of Sept. 11 By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – Members of American Legion Post 187 held a special ceremony on the steps of the Putnam County courthouse the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, to remember those who were killed in the terrorist attacks on America 11 years before. Post Commander Clem Pemberton led the ceremony, and said that it was important that Americans never forget the innocent victims who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. “America can fight back by reminding the world that the deaths of these people will al-

American Legion Post 187 members fire a three volley salute during a ceremony to remember those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Photo by Jack Bailey. ways be remembered and that they are forever loved,” Pember-

ton told the crowd of local officials and courthouse workers

who gathered for the ceremony. “Quite simply, Sept. 11, 2001, wounded our nation in a way we had not known since the shock of Pearl Harbor,” Pemberton said. “In bringing down the World Trade Center, damaging the Pentagon and downing an airliner in a Pennsylvania field, the day ranks as the most devastating in our nation's history. We vowed we would not forget, but have we?” Pemberton said that domestic issues and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have the nation's attention, and the remembrance of Sept. 11 has been relegated to a single paragraph in SEE SEPT. 11 ON PAGE 11

Winfield beats Riverside in overtime 27-21 By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – Following a slow start Friday night, Winfield High School was able to get its offense on track in the second half and grind out a 27-21 overtime victory over Riverside. Playing its first home game of the season, the Generals started slow on the evening. On Riverside's first play from scrimmage Warrior Quarterback Trevor Rumberg ran 73 yards for a quick touchdown to put the visitors up 7-0. Following a three and out series from Winfield's offense, Riverside scored again on its second possession as Rumberg hit receiver Marcus Reed on a 52-yard touchdown pass to put the Warriors up 14-0.

Winfield Running Back Seth Lewis drives for yards against Riverside's defense Friday night in Winfield. On the evening, Lewis carried the ball 34 times for 240 yards. Photo by Jack Bailey From there, the game began to settle down with both teams trading possessions until the first half ran out with Riverside leading 14-0. Following the halftime break,

Riverside scored first in the third quarter putting theWarriors up 210 behind an eight yard touchdown run from William Jackson. Following the Riverside score,

Winfield put the game in the hands of senior running back Seth Lewis who carried the ball down the field on seven straight possessions, culminating with a one-yard touchdown run to bring the game to 21-7. Then onWinfield's next possession, quarterback Toby Show connected with John Hathaway on a 57-yard touchdown pass to bring the score to 21-14. Then with time winding down in the fourth quarter, Show scrambled seven yards to go in for a touchdown to tie the game at 21-21. In the overtime period, the Generals once again turned to Lewis, who was able to punch the ball in from two yards out to giveWinfield the 27-21 win. SEE WINFIELD ON PAGE 20


Page 2 –Tuesday,September 18,2012 Creative Sharing: Arts and Crafts Workshop "Using the arts to share the love of Christ with others" Participants will make craft items to share with friends, family and people in their communities. Classes will be held on Mondays from 6:00-8:00 p.m., September - December 2012, at Tabernacle of Praise Church of God, 2368 Thompson Road in Culloden, WV; There is no charge for the series. Please Contact Cathy Schrader to register: 304-760-8411.

Special Service to honor Lieutenant James E. Marshall The American Legion James E. Marshall Post # 187 is having a Shadow Box Presentation Service to honor Lieutenant James E. Marshall on Thursday evening, September 20, 2012 at 7 P.M. at the Winfield Presbyterian Church located at Forth & Ferry Street in Winfield, WV. The Community is welcome. Refreshments will be served following the service. Please plan to attend.

WV Pumpkin Festival Parade Make plans NOW to visit Milton on Saturday, September 22nd for the 2012 WV Pumpkin Festival Parade! Lineup begins at 7 a.m. at Pumpkin Park, with the parade starting at 10:30 a.m. A special treat for this year’s parade-goers will be the Cabell Midland High School Band along with Eighteen (18) confirmed bands participating. The bands will then proceed to Cabell Midland High School to compete in a band competition. For more information, contact Gary Cooper at 304-743-4159.

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,

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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.

located on Route 62. All Coastal families are invited to attend. Call 586-9757 if you have questions.

Glad Tidings to host annual Coat & Shoe Community Outreach

A Breast Cancer Support Group meets in the education room at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital every 4th Monday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. For further information, please call CAMC Family Resource Center at 304-388-2545.

On Saturday September 29, 2012 Glad Tidings Assembly of God will have their annual coat and shoe community outreach. The event will take place at the church located at 121 Mill Road, Hurricane, WV 25526. The hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. If any area businesses or churches would like to partner with Glad Tidings for this event, please contact the church at (304)-5623074.

South Charleston Public Library to hold Monthly Meeting The South Charleston Public Library Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda is available at the library. The public is welcome to attend.

ASEP Coaching Classes to be held in September ASEP coaching class will be held September 23, 28 and 29 at South Charleston High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at

Coastal Tank Lines Picnic The annual Coastal Tank Lines picnic will be held Sunday, September 23 beginning at Noon, at the Eleanor Town Park, Eleanor,

Eleanor Craft Show Reservations are now being accepted for crafters and vendors at the annual Eleanor Craft Show. This event is scheduled for Saturday November 3, 2012, 9 AM- 3PM, at the Eleanor Fire Department building. Call Linda 304-937-3427 for an application. Sponsored by the Buffalo Nazarene Church Ladies Aide.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Why not volunteer to Walk Dogs at the Animal Shelter?

Do you enjoy working with Children? And want to work out of your own home? Then home-based child care is the ticket for you. As a home child care provider you have the luxury of making your own flexible schedule and being your own boss. More importantly, you have the power to make a positive difference in the lives of many young children. You must be 18 years of age or older and your home must meet the state requirements. If interested please call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency today at 1-800-894-9540 or 304-523-9540. In the Logan, Boone, and Mingo area, please call 1-304-752-3932.

Teays Valley Fire Department Computer Lab Hours

Putnam Animal Relief Center, Winfield, WV, could use your help any time from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. To volunteer or for more information, call 304-444-0060.

Teays Valley Fire Department, Scott Depot Road, offers a Computer Lab for public use on Mondays from 3 – 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 6 – 10 p.m.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screening

Needed: Quilters at Hometown Senior Center. Questions, call 304-586-2745.

Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. We will screen children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition Please call 586-0500 ext 1154, to schedule an appointment.

Clay Center Outdoor Program Critters Around the Campfire Friday, September 28, 6:30 - 8 pm $5/person or $15/family Registration Deadline: September 24 Meet us at Kanawha State Forest for a special evening outdoors. We’ll have a campfire, meet native critters and even enjoy s’mores!

Senior Fitness Classes Senior fitness classes are held at the John Henson Senior Center in Hurricane from 1:15 to 2:15

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p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. A certified fitness instructor leads the class. For more information, call 304-757-0016.

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Nitro Antique Car Club upcoming Events The Nitro Antique Car Club has announced its upcoming events. All swap events are daylight to dusk at the Winfield Horse Riding Ring, intersection of W.Va. 34 and W.Va. 817. Fall Swap Weekend, FridaySaturday, Sept. 21-22. $10 per space for both days. For more information, call Paul Lett at 304-755-4187, Earl Taylor at 304-776-2117 or Jeary Mullins at 304-965-1594.

Divorce Recovery Seminar & Support Group A divorce recovery seminar and support group, DivorceCare, meets at Calvary Baptist Church, 3653 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. For more information, call Roger Gibson at 562-0262 or the church at 757-8829.

Scary Creek Paintball Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 - 6 p.m. Sunday, MondayFriday by appointment only (groups of 10 or more). Open year-round and in operation since 1992, Scary Creek Paintball offers more than 25 acres of paintball fields, including three acres of urban action. Call 800-870-5973 or go online at Scary Creek Paintball, 4345 Scary Creek Road, Scott Depot. Discount packages range from all-inclusive (all rental equip-

The Putnam Standard ment and paintballs) from $20 (100 paintballs) to $30 (500 paintballs) per day.

Attention Parents and Guardians Are you thinking of going back to work or school but feel that you are unable to do so (due to the high costs of child care)? If you live in Kanawha, Roane, Jackson or Clay counties and are currently working, going to school or participating in the WV WORKS program, Connect Child Care Resource and Referral may be able to assist you with the costs of child care. You must meet pre-determined income eligibility guidelines in order to receive financial assistance. For more information, call Connect Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 1-888595-8290.

“Gaither Homecoming Style” Southern Gospel Weekend in Scott Depot Teays Valley Church of God announces a weekend of toe-tapping, hand clapping, old-fashioned Southern Gospel singing at its finest on Friday, September 21st at 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 22nd at 6 p.m. This “Gaither-Style” weekend of concerts will feature West Virginia native, Mitchell Burch and the Townesmen Quartet, The Common Bond Quartet, The Little Paint Quartet, The Eventide Trio, the Profitts and Jazz Saxophonist, Scott Snyder. Those featured hail from KY, TN, and OH. The concerts are free and all are invited to attend. A love offering will be received nightly. Doors open one hour prior to the concerts. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. in Scott Depot, WV just east of exit 40 off I-64. For more information call: 304-757-9222.

Discounted Telephone Service available for Qualifying West Virginians Access to a telephone provides a connection to emergency services and community resources and is vital to all West Virginia residents. During “Lifeline Awareness Week,” September 1016, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia let consumers know about two programs, Lifeline and Link-Up, which offer discounts to help residents have access to basic local telephone service. Lifeline offers savings on basic monthly telephone service. Discounts in West Virginia range from a few dollars to $14-$15 per month. Link-Up can pay for one-half of the installation charge (up to $30) for qualifying households that do not currently have telephone service. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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Both programs are offered through companies serving the majority of West Virginia’s wire line and cell phone customers. For more information and to find out if you qualify, call your local telephone company, or click on the PSC’s website,

come to see me sooner,” Klein said. “They wait until the problem gets overwhelming.” Different factors can lead people to file for bankruptcy, but some of the most common that Klein has seen include loss of employment, medical bills, the rising cost of living, and probably the most common factor – credit card debt. “If you have credit card debt over $25,000 there is no way out of that, it's like quicksand,” Klein said. There are a number of misconceptions that people have about bankruptcy, Klein said. One of the most common ones is that changes to bankruptcy laws made in 2005 made it harder for individuals to file for bankruptcy. While the changes did impact people with higher incomes, Klein said that 90 percent of people in West Virginia are not affected by the change. Another misconception is that filing for bankruptcy can ruin your credit rating for 10 years. While it can have a short term impact, Klein said, that if you are able to make regular house and car payments your credit rating can start to improve within 30-36 months. Another misconception is that filing for bankruptcy is expensive. Klein offers a free initial consultation, and after that rates are based on income. At the initial consultation, Klein said that he walks people through their monthly expenses and tries to determine if bankruptcy is the best option, and if so, whether Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 is a better fit. After the initial consultation, the actual filing for bankruptcy is a relatively quick and easy process. Those filing must appear for a hearing before a Bankruptcy Court Judge and answer questions. Klein accompanies his clients to the hearing, and in most cases, that is all that is necessary for the judge to make the

Free Scrapbooking Classes Free Scrapbooking classes “On a Budget” are held at Hometown Senior Center every Monday & Thursday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 304-586-2745.

Huntington National Bank to Host Business After Hours Tuesday, September 25, 5:007:00 p.m. The next Business After Hours sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at Huntington National Bank from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25. Business After Hours provides a social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. Huntington National Bank is located at 4149 State Route 34 in Hurricane. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. The cost to attend is $15 per person, RSVPs are required and pre-payment is appreciated. There will be a cash drawing sponsored by BB&T valued at $900, but you must be present to win. Food and refreshments will also be included in a relaxed social setting. Additionally, the Chamber identifies future Business of the Month winners from the calling cards of those in attendance. RSVPs are required by Friday, September 21. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or You can also visit the website at

bankruptcy determination. “I'm surprised more people don't take advantage of bankruptcy,” Klein said. Over the past few years, Klein said that more older people have turned to bankruptcy. “You are seeing more 'baby boomers' filing bankruptcy,” Klein said. “The cost of medicine and food continues to go up and people are using their credit cards to pay their medical bills and for medicine. All it takes is one unexpected large expense and you're stuck.” Another type of client that Klein has seen more of in recent years is people facing the threat of losing their homes to foreclosure. “People were sold more than what they could pay for,” Klein said. “(And) if you miss two mortgage payments you are in serious danger. You are not likely going to be able to pull it out.” Filing bankruptcy can stop the foreclosure process and allow people to remain in their homes. Klein said that on more than one occasion he has had clients come to him that were facing the possibility of losing their home the next day, and he has been able to take action to stop that from happening. “The best and safest way to save a house is to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy,” Klein said. “We can stop it (the foreclosure process) cold.” Klein warns people not to fall for companies that offer foreclosure rescue services. Most of them are scams, Klein said, that take people's money and provide no relief. The same can be said for companies that offer to negotiate credit card debt, he said, noting that most are not West Virginia companies and that the state Attorney General's office has filed suit to stop many of them from operating in West Virginia. Klein has been practicing bankruptcy and real estate law for the past 30 years and for the past 20 years has kept his pri-

Tillis named to Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways STAFF REPORT WINFIELD – Putnam County Commission President Gary Tillis has been named to the newly formed West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways. Tillis was named to the Commission on Monday, Sept. 10, by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The Commission met for the first time on Friday, Sept. 14. "I've called together some of the

brightest minds in transportation, construction, labor and business to address the needs of our aging highway system," Tomblin said. "I look forward to working with the Blue Ribbon Commission, discussing their findings and reviewing their proposed legislation, so that we can together address the future of our transportation system." Tomblin issued an executive

order on Aug. 14, 2012 forming the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission. The group is tasked with studying the condition and needs of the state's transportation system and developing a long-term strategic plan of action. The plan will include funding options for the maintenance, construction and expansion of the state's roadway system.

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Attorney Mitch Klein has been practicing bankruptcy and real estate law for 30 years. From his main office in Hurricane, Klein serves clients throughout central and western West Virginia. Photo by Jack Bailey. mary office in Teays Valley. During that time, his firm has repremore than 3,000 sented businesses and individuals in bankruptcy cases. When he is not practicing law, Klein can be found teaching history classes at Marshall University's campus in Teays Valley where he is an adjunct professor. Klein received his undergraduate degree in history from Rutgers University and later a master's degree in history from Marshall University. He received his law degree from Ohio University and is licensed to practice in West Virginia and Ohio. In addition to his work as an attorney, Klein served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1975-2000. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. A history buff, Klein's law office in Teays Valley is decorated

with items portraying the U.S. Civil War. In addition to history, Klein is an active outdoorsman. As a youth he was an Eagle Scout and later served as a Scoutmaster. Recently, Klein took his love of the outdoors to a new level, setting out to hike the Appalachian Trail that stretches more than 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine. Rather than tackling the trail all at once and doing a “thru hike” that could take up to six months, Klein is hiking the trail in 100-mile segments as his schedule allows. The Klein Law Firm is located in the Clyffeside Professional Building at 3566 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. For more information, contact the firm at (304) 562-7111 or visit the firm online at or


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Debbie’s Poetry Corner


Beef and Cheese Enchiladas Ingredients 2 pounds ground beef 3 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 4 cups water 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons cooking oil 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas 4 cups shredded American cheese

By Debra J. Harmes-Kurth

Send your poetry to Debra Harmes-Kurth 1042 Pike Street • Milton,WV 25541

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until no longer pink. Drain off grease and season with chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Mix in the tomato sauce and 2 cups of the water. Simmer over low heat. Mix the remaining water with the flour and sugar until flour is dissolved; stir into the simmering meat sauce. Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. While the sauce is cooking, heat oil in another skillet over medium-high heat. Warm tortillas in the hot oil until pliable. Fill each tortilla with a little bit of cheese, and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish, reserving some of the cheese to sprinkle on top. Pour the meat sauce evenly over the rolled tortillas. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

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We could hardly have a series of columns on Figurative Language without the topic of the metaphor coming up. A metaphor is an implicit comparison made between two things which are not alike. There are several forms of metaphor: A. Both the literal and figurative form is named: ex. “A letter is solid, love a dream”. B. The literal term is named and the figurative implied: ex. “The rose’s scent hung in the air/ as temptation remembered”. C. The literal implied and the figurative named: ex. “It cooled in the rumpled flowers / as if heat existed no more”. D. Both literal and figurative are implied: ex. “It danced without touching ground /screamed from lips which were not there / then coupled with destruction”. Metaphors used correctly can elevate and add another dimension to your poetry, they are not difficult to use, just practice. Until next time, keep reading and writing. You can send your poetry to the above address or email it to:

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Reaching into a dream reaching into a dream a pink sunrise glows over a mountain pond and the small stones shine like sparkling gems while a doe smells the flowers jani johe webster, NY *** We Pull the Weeds We pull the weeds from dawn till night, and pray for rain on summer’s blight, as muscles strain and blisters bleed; we will not bow to nature’s creed, but dig and pull with all our might. What burning zeal she dares ignite; she sows those thistle seeds in spite, and mocks our pain as we proceed to pull the weeds. If all our birds have taken flight and blooms once lush are shriveled tight; if summer fields stand choked in weed and nature scalds us with her

greed, then stiff intent inflames our fight to pull the weeds. Faye Adams, MO *** Strumming a Guitar Hit the B string, hit the D string. Wish life was that easy, lost in a beautiful melody. Struggle to place my fingers on the right notes, cut nails 2 times a week. Nails are still short, time passed by quickly. Post-pone practice, repeat the same exercises. Wish it would just click, the mind knows what to do, but the fingers won’t listen. The memory is fading, it’s frustrating to keep things the same. Need to touch those precious strings, count those half and whole notes. Waiting for the fire to reunite in my soul. Laura A. Steeb, N.J.

Scott Depot Church takes a Walk of Faith SUBMITTED ARTICLE SCOTT DEPOT -- Members of Teays Valley Church of God took a walk of faith on Friday, Sept. 7. Several members hiked the 74 acres of property owned by the church while others road in pickup trucks. The purpose? Prayer for the future. As they scoured the property, members prayed strategically for the funds to move forward with the church’s master plan which includes a community center with a double gymnasium, softball and soccer fields, an outdoor amphitheater, camping cabins and more. The event also included a “spir-

itual groundbreaking.” Members dug up dirt on the site of the future community center and buried Scriptures that spoke of God’s blessing on His people and His plans. “It was amazing to see young and old alike come together to walk and pray and exercise their faith about the future of our church’s role in this community,” said the Pastor, Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt. “We believe it is all going to happen.” The church’s master plan was developed two years ago by Chapman Technical Group, and the site development is currently in the hands of Fox Engineering. A capital campaign is being

planned with the anticipation that site prep alone will cost $1 million. The church’s goal is to offer Putnam County a family-friendly place to gather while at the same time creating opportunities to show the love of Christ through support groups and programs that will provide financial, emotional, physical and spiritual help for all people. The 74 acres, officially named “Teays Valley Acres” is located just east of Rocky Step off of Teays Valley Road. For more information about Teays Valley Church of God, or this project, call 304-415-6198.

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Commission votes to move forward with four Waterline Extension Projects By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – The Putnam County Commission voted at its Tuesday, Sept. 11, meeting to move forward with four waterline extension projects throughout the county. The four projects would serve customers in the areas of Custer Ridge Road, Sigmon Fork, Trace Fork and Painters Fork Road. Jim Nagy with the engineering firm Terradon said that more than 80 percent of residents in the Custer Ridge Road, Sigmon Fork and Trace Fork areas had signed user agreements agreeing to use the service if the water line extensions are built. He said that the 80 percent threshold had not yet been reached in the Painters Fork Road area, but the commission's vote to move forward should help get additional agreements signed. Combined, the four projects would extend water service to 72 additional households at an approximate cost of $2.35 million.

Commission President Gary Tillis said that with historically low interest rates now was a good time to move forward with the projects because they would be able to be financed over time. This year, the county has set aside $50,000 that could be used in the financing of water projects. “There is money in the budget to do this,” Tillis said. However, Commissioner Steve Andes questioned the county spending an additional $2.3 million on the water projects. Andes said that the county should instead focus on paying down its existing debt, which he said is in the $13 million range. “I would prefer to pay down debt, rather than borrow more,” Andes said. The question was also raised over the participation of West Virginia American Water Co. and what type of financial contribution, if any, the company would make toward extending the waterlines. Last year, the water company ended its participation

in financing waterline extension construction. Commissioner Joe Haynes said that by voting to move forward on the projects, the county would be able to bring West Virginia American Water back to the table and get an answer on what their financial contribution might be, if any. Tillis agreed, saying, “The quickest way to get them to the table is to move forward.” he said. “If they come back and say that they are giving nothing then that may cause us to re-evaluate this.” In the end, commissioners voted 2-1 to move forward with the four projects. Andes voted against the measure. Also at the Sept. 11 meeting, commissioners held a bid opening for work on cleaning out debris from the drainage ditches in Hometown. Clogged ditches had contributed to flooding in Hometown in recent years. Two bids were received for the project, with Raynes and Co. LLC being the low bidder on the proj-

Little General adds two new Putnam Stores STAFF REPORT HURRICANE -- Little General Stores Inc. has taken over two stores in Putnam County that previously operated under the 7Eleven brand by Prima Marketing. The stores are in Hurricane and Scott Depot. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The store in Hurricane opened as a Little General last week. It carries Exxon-brand gasoline. It is located at 308 Big Hurricane Creek Road. The Scott Depot store opened as a Little General on Aug. 16. It carries Shell-brand gasoline. It is located at 4044 Teays Valley Road. The new Little General stores carry New River coffee and cappuccino, Siberian Chill frozen beverages, "and everyday value on staples such as milk, ice cream, pop, snacks, groceries,

beer, wine, sandwiches, cigarettes, tobacco, novelties and movie rentals," the company said. This year Little General has taken over a total of eight locations from Prima Marketing, which is headquartered in Den-

ver, Colo. Little General now has 90 stores in West Virginia, two in Virginia and one in Ohio. For more information, visit the company’s website at

ect with a bid of $33,526. The county had approximately $39,000 set aside for the project and commissioners voted to award the contract for the work to Raynes and Co. pending staff review. In other news at the Sept. 11 meeting, the commissioners set Tuesday, Oct. 30, as the day for Trick or Treat in all unincorporated areas of Putnam County. Trick or Treat will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the start of the Sept. 11 meeting, commissioners held a moment of silence in honor of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Commissioners also held a moment of silence in honor of West Virginia State Troopers Marshall Bailey and Eric Workman who were killed in the line of duty. In a lighter moment, prior to the start of the meeting, Commissioner Tillis was able to have a breakfast biscuit from Tudor's courtesy of Commissioner Haynes as the result of a wager the two had made over the out-

come of the recent WVU-Marshall football game. Tillis, a WVU fan, and Haynes, a Marshall fan annually place a wager on the outcome of the game, which was won again this year by the Mountaineers by a score of 69-34. The stakes, as in years past, were a biscuit from Tudor's for the winner, as well as the loser having to wear the team colors of the winning team. For his part in addition to bringing Tillis the breakfast biscuit, Haynes wore a blue shirt and a gold and blue WVU tie to go along with a WVU pin on his lapel. This will be the last year for the “Biscuit Bet” between the commissioners. Not only is the football series between WVU and Marshall coming to an end, but Tillis chose to not seek re-election this year and will go off the Commission at the end of this year. The next meeting of the Putnam County Commission will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Winfield.

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Velma’s View

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By Velma Kitchens

Slower Last week while driving home, I was two cars behind a tractor on Route 60. The tractor of course was slower than the cars and the people in front of me were trying to pass the tractor. In such a hurry. I began to think of the old days when people worked on the farms and the tractors were a natural sight to see. I guess the way of life was slower without more modern conveniences. People seemed to have more time for each other and their neighbors, so I am told. My Mom said when she was a child, people would walk for several miles to take a sick person something to eat. When a person passed away people would gather around and mourn with the family. I don’t think we do that today. I don’t know if people even mourn over someone else’s loss. Times have changed and the faster we go, the faster we want to go. Time has a way of catching up with us and one of these days I guess we will be moving a little slower also.

Wellness Council of West Virginia appoints New Executive Director ST. ALBANS -- The Wellness Council of West Virginia (WCWV ) – an organization working to improve the health and well being of West Virginia’s work force – has announced the appointment of Erin LaFon as its new Executive Director. LaFon, who has been employed by the WCWV since 2009 as both a Tobacco Policy Coordinator and Wellness Coordinator, will work to extend the mission of the organization by implementing grant-related work, increasing utilization of WCWV services by companies in West Virginia, as well as directing the annual Mid Atlantic Conference on Worksite Wellness, to be held Sept. 26-28 at Glade Springs Resort. “Erin is a wellness professional with years of experience in the field,” said Debbie Rake,

Erin LaFon WCWV board member. “She has a passion for helping improve the health of state residents and we are excited for her to get started in her new capacity.” LaFon holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Rio Grande and an MBA with an emphasis in health care management.

Saturday Morning bike RidesSeptember 22nd and 29th. NOTE: Our voice mail is no longer active...please call the contact listed for the specific activity for more information. The electronic version of the September newsletter is posted the internet at: on m/newsletters/SESSeptember2012Newsletter.pdf The September calendar has been added to the web site:

m/calendars/sept2012cal.htm If you are interested in sponsoring an activity you will coordinate the event, call the restaurant or location of event for information and then get RSVPs from the membership/nonmembership. See a board member if interested. Also, feel free to forward the emails to all your single friends. If you would like to be removed from the email list, please email t.

Speakeasy Singles, P.O. Box 20565, Charleston, WV 25362; web:; email:; facebook: ps/SpeakEasySingles/ OUR GOAL - Meet People, Make Friends, Have Fun! Future Events: Cass Scenic Railroad on October 13th - 2nd Saturday in October. Only one dance in October - October 20th - Halloween/Costume Party.

Weekend of outdoor events at National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration September 22 and 23 at Stonewall Resort State Park ROANOKE, WV – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), together with the West Virginia Wildlife Federation, will be hosting West Virginia’s Annual Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NH&FD) on Sept. 22 and 23. The event will again be held at Stonewall Resort State Park near Weston, conveniently located off Exit 91 of Interstate 79. “National Hunting and Fishing Day is designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts of any age – and is especially beneficial to young hunters and anglers, as well as those who enjoy non-consumptive outdoor pursuits,” said DNR Director Frank Jezioro. “NH&FD is the largest, single-weekend outdoor-oriented event in the state, and is something not to be missed!” “We are very excited about the line-up of seminars and activities for this year,” stated NH&FD Event Coordinator Krista Snodgrass. “Of course, we are very happy to bring back the outstanding archery showman Byron Ferguson. Byron’s unparalleled

archery performances leave audiences speechless as he shoots aspirins and other aerial targets. We’ll also have an exciting shotgun shooting exhibition by Tom Knapp. We’re proud to have both of these outstanding and famous shooters at the same location for the first time.” Visitors also can check out displays including the West Virginia Big Buck Display and West Virginia Trophy Fish Display, which showcase some of the largest deer and fish taken in the state. “Our celebration is especially beneficial to young people, and we encourage youth attendance by keeping prices low and by providing two action-packed days of youth activities,” said Snodgrass. “The Outdoor Youth Challenge, which is a youth expo and competition relating to wildlife, hunting, fishing, firearms safety and outdoor recreation, has expanded even more this year. The Outdoor Youth Challenge is perhaps the most important event at National Hunting and Fishing Day, because for some youngsters this may be the only opportunity they will

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have to be exposed to these fun and exciting outdoor activities.” Adults and supervised youth can participate in a variety of free, hands-on activities including archery, muzzleloader shooting, .22 caliber shooting, skeet (shotgun) shooting, fly casting, and many other activities. The popular wild game cooking event will illustrate how wild game is prepared from the woodlot to the dinner table. In addition to demonstrations of proper techniques for field dressing and skinning deer, skilled professionals will demonstrate how to cut and prepare the wild game while professional chefs prepare their favorite recipes. Visitors don’t have to leave the premises to satisfy their hunger as vendors will be selling a variety of food. They can also taste free samples of game from on-site cooking demonstrations. For more information on NH&FD, including a complete schedule, description of activities, and an event map, go to the website at:

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Tuesday,September 18,2012 – Page 7

Habitat for Humanity to keep office hours at Putnam Library By Jack Bailey

HURRICANE – In another sign of its commitment to building homes in Putnam County, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam will begin keeping office hours at the Putnam County Library. Lori Wyatt, homeownership director for the organization, will keep office hours at the library on

Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to meet with prospective applicants. Potential applicants should call ahead to schedule a time to meet with Wyatt. She may be reached directly at 304-720-0141, ext 12. Recently, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam completed its first home build in Putnam County since 2004. That home is located on Montana Avenue in Hurricane. It was the 149th home built by the organi-

zation since it began in 1988. Ken Adams, development director of the organization, said that with the home's completion, there has been a great deal of interest from people in Putnam County. “Since then (the home's completion), we have been getting calls from people asking about our organization and how it works,” Adams said. “The establishment of a satellite location here in Putnam is a way for us to

help remove that barrier of geography and continue with our efforts to best serve those living in need.” Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam, placed a renewed interest in building homes in Putnam County with a goal to build 10 homes in the county by 2016. To be approved for a Habitat for Humanity home, a family must have income between 30 percent and 70 percent of the

area median, be living in substandard conditions and willing to partner by helping to build their own home. In addition to homeowners, Habitat for Humanity is also seeking donations of land, money, and volunteers to help build the homes. Anyone interested in helping in Putnam County may contact the organization at 304-720-0141. More information is also available online at

Letter to the Editor: Getting our Kids Outside Dear Editor: Children of all ages, including infants and toddlers, need time outside every day. Here in West Virginia, while we are overall blessed with more green space for such opportunities, we also rank poorly nationally with regards to the percentage of overweight/obese people of all ages and in our children’s educational test scores. Research is showing that spending time outdoors does more to benefit a child’s development than just increase physical health. Children are naturally curious so they can be guided in vo-

cabulary, science, math and emotional development. Being outdoors has been shown to help calm people down and allow them to be more creative and cooperative. Everyone needs a “brain break” and time outside actually helps children to process what they may be learning in more the structured environment of a classroom. Also, people learn in different ways and for some moving and doing things hands-on is the most beneficial. Today, more families have to have both parents working outside the home. This leaves a small window for families to play

Bankruptcy Seminar to be offered Oct. 4 HUNTINGTON – The Klein Law firm is sponsoring a one day seminar on Bankruptcy and Collection Law for the general practitioner on Oct. 4 in Huntington. The seminar is an overview of the bankruptcy system and its impact on the general practitioner. The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and will conclude at 4:45 p.m. Lunch is provided as part of the cost of the registration fee and will be catered by the B'nai Sholom Congregation Sisterhood. Registration is limited by space available to 100 people. The cost

is $150 and includes seminar materials and handbook, breaks, coffee, tea, snacks and lunch. Limited registration will be available on the day of the seminar. All proceeds from the seminar will benefit the Historic Preservation Fund. CLE credits are available for this seminar. For more information or to register contact the Klein Law Firm at 304-562-7111. You may also visit the firm's website at

outside together and places the mandate on childcare providers to provide the needed time outside. While there are regulations as to how much time children in childcare facilities need to be outdoors, there are still missed opportunities for early educators to help kids grow through interacting with nature. Time does not have to be spent on the play-

ground but can be as a nature walk, looking at clouds, with sidewalk chalk or reading a book in the shade. I understand that many parents and teachers do not want to deal with the mess or hassle of taking kids outside. Like any valuable activity however, going outside to promote children’s development will get easier with

practice. I challenge my peers in early education to make the effort this school year and find ways to get outside with our kids – their future depends on it. Angie Deiss Scott Depot, WV Deiss is the Director at Leaps & Bounds Early Learning Center in Scott Depot.

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WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane “SENIORS TOGETHER” Thought for the week: They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing. Psalm 92:14 (KJV) If you ever attend a senior center, where ladies and gentlemen gather to meet, greet and eat, you will find within a short time of conversation just how lonely some people are in this life. This is a government project for our state that should be commended for creating centers where the golden age group and others can gather with each other and talk of interests they have in common. Some may have children out of state or close friends who have passed on or who are physically unable to drive, work or visit any more. Getting out of the house and talking to someone else is good therapy, recommended by most doctors any time, but especially during the coming months of inclement weather. Many widows and widowers attend these daily, have a nourishing lunch and often go on a scheduled bus trip. They also gather and participate in bingo games, listen to a local band, sing, dance and just reminisce of earlier days with laughter. We all miss that spouse or those loved ones when age comes faster than time for us. But I think God heals the broken hearted and wants us to enjoy our later years with fun and merriment. What better way to begin or end a day than by attending one of these senior citizen centers. There is no specific age bracket, if you want to make a new friend or meet with an old friend. People still need one another. It’s the enrichment of life. Prayer: Our Father, thank you that we reach our so-called golden years, which come quicker than expected. Guide us then to enjoy being with others as much as we did as youth. Amen.

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Merryc Batt Golf Scramble Members of “Support Merryc Batt” are hosting a Merryc Batt Golf Scramble on October 6th, 2012 at 2:30 p.m., Big Bend Golf Course in Tornado, WV. Your help is needed in providing prizes/Sponsorship for the Fund Raiser. This organization is volunteering their time for the event in order to raise funding for Merryc Batt who was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma Carcinoma, a

rare form of liver cancer. This cancer normally affects children three years and younger. Merryc had just turned 17 and was attending Winfield High School when he was told of the diagnoses. Merryc has had surgery to remove a massive tumor and is continuing to undergo chemo therapy. The proceeds from this event will be going to “Support Merryc

Batt”. The fund will go to help defray the costs of medical treatments and associated costs. Any donation you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Your donations will be verbally acknowledged at the Merryc Batt Golf Scramble Fundraiser. If you have any question please contact Teays Valley ATA at 304-356-6829 or Support Merryc Batt Committee at 270-792-6003.

A Quiet Celebration (shhh) Sept. 21 at Kanawha State Forest CHARLESTON – Kanawha State Forest in Charleston turns 75 years old in September and forest staff is inviting visitors to participate in a “Quiet Celebration” September 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Come walk for one-half hour at the forest,” said Superintendent Ernie Adkins. “It can be on a trail, along the road or around a picnic or parking area. Just get outside, come to the forest and walk for a half of an hour, and enjoy a quiet, reflective activity.” The West Virginia State Parks System encourages nature aware-

ness through outdoor recreation such as the “Quiet Celebration” activity. Kanawha State Forest acreage was acquired on September 21, 1937, by the West Virginia Conservation Commission. “Many of the trees may be well beyond a century in age, but the establishment of the area as a forest is a 75-year milestone,” said Adkins. The forest became part of the West Virginia State Parks System in 1978. The forest encompasses 9,302 acres and features camping, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, swimming pool, and nature-

based pursuits such as bird watching and flora identification events. Visitors may stop by the forest office to register and receive a commemorative 75th anniversary lapel pin after walking one-half an hour (or more) on September 21. The forest office will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. There is no designated trail or pace. Walking time is on the honor system. There is no charge to participate. For Kanawha State Forest activity information call 304-558-3500 or visit

Camping Season Gets Late Season Boost at WV’s State Parks SOUTH CHARLESTON – Campers at West Virginia State Parks and Forests can enjoy cooler weather, beautiful fall foliage, and substantial discounts during most of September. “This summer was so hot that many of our patrons didn’t want to stray far from home, so they are looking for fall trips when they can enjoy the cooler weather,” said Sissie Summers, programming coordinator for West Virginia State Parks. “Camping seems to top the list of shorter visits to get outdoors with family and friends.” Nineteen of the state’s parks and forests are offering 50 percent off camping rates from September 4 through 30. The discount kicks in for a minimum of two nights up to 14 nights when campers simply ask for the September camping discount at the participating parks. Parks that offer the half off rate on any two consecutive nights are: Audra, Bluestone, Holly River,

Moncove Lake, and Twin Falls Resort state parks; Cabwaylingo, Greenbrier, and Kanawha state forests, and Bluestone and Plum Orchard Wildlife Management Areas. Areas offering 50 percent off from Sunday through Thursday camping stays are: Beech Fork, Blackwater Falls, Bluestone, Canaan Valley, Cedar Creek, Pipestem Resort, Tygart Lake and Watoga state parks. Kumbrabow State Forest also offers the rate discount for Sunday through Thursday camping. Camping at state parks and forests is on a first-come, firstserved basis after Labor Day weekend. Camping, lodge and cabin offers are posted online at An electronic information letter is distributed with current offers and events. Anyone can subscribe for this service by clicking “Join Our Newsletter” tab on the state park website.

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W.Va. American Water repainting Fire Hydrants STAFF REPORT WINFIELD – West Virginia American Water has begun a system-wide fire hydrant painting project that will improve the visibility and appearance of more than 5,700 hydrants across the state. The $240,000 project kicked off last week in Kanawha and Putnam counties. The project will expand to Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Fayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Mercer, Summers and Webster counties over the

next several weeks. West Virginia American Water operates and checks each of its more than 9,000 fire hydrants every year to ensure proper functionality in the event of a fire emergency. However, in some cases, the appearance of many of these hydrants has not been improved in years. “While solely cosmetic in nature, this project is important to our customers because it will increase the visibility of fire hydrants for quick identification by

fire departments during emergency situations,” said Jeff McIntyre, president of West Virginia American Water. “It also improves the overall appearance of the only prevalent water infrastructure visible above the ground, which should give our customers confidence that we are also taking care of and investing in the much larger percentage of our water infrastructure that is buried beneath the ground.” According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, all West Vir-

ginians – not just firefighters – have responsibility for helping keep their communities safe from fire. “Citizens and firefighters alike need to be aware of the location and condition of fire hydrants in their areas, since fire hydrants are a means of valuable fire protection that could mean the difference between losing or saving a home,” said Carol Nolte, Deputy State Fire Marshal. “Any improvement project to make hydrants more visible, while keeping them

in good working condition, will absolutely assist our firefighters and help protect our citizens.” The company is asking drivers to use caution while workers are completing these painting projects, as many hydrants are located just inches from the street curb. All workers will be wearing high visibility construction safety vests. For more information, contact West Virginia American Water’s 24-hour customer service center at 1-800-685-8660 or visit

Governor and First Lady Tomblin Invite West Virginia Artists to Create Special Hand-Crafted Ornaments for Governor’s Holiday Tree CHARLESTON — West Virginia artists of all ages are invited to create ornaments for the second annual “artistree” at the Governor’s Mansion this upcoming holiday season. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin plan to showcase the artwork to everyone who will visit the mansion during the holidays. Artists throughout the state are encouraged to hand craft ornaments suitable for hanging on a 14-foot tree. Ornaments made for each year’s tree will be kept at the Governor’s Mansion for fu-

ture use. Participating artists also will be featured in a commemorative catalog and invited to an opening celebration at the mansion. Last year 84 artists from across the state submitted 113 ornaments that will again grace the first family’s tree along with the new submissions. The first lady said she was inspired by the tremendous creativity of last year’s artists. “The beautiful wooden, glass, clay and textile ornaments that we received are part of a really unique West Virginia collection,”

said First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. “I can’t wait to see what our artists share with us this year.” Submissions, which are due by Nov. 23, must include a short biography of the artist and a description of the ornament. Submission forms are available on the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s website at, the governor’s website at, the first lady’s website at or at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in

Charleston. Ornaments can be mailed to the attention of Glen Reed, director of operations, West Virginia Governor’s Mansion, 1716 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, W.Va., 25305. They also can be hand-delivered to Jeff Pierson, director of arts for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, at the Culture Center. For more information, contact Pierson at (304) 558-0240 or at The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Depart-

ment of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Confidence Elementary named A National Blue Ribbon School By Jack Bailey

RED HOUSE – Confidence Elementary School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced 269 schools as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence, or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels. The announcement was made on Friday, Sept. 7. The Department will honor the 219 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 12-13 in Washington, D.C. In its 30-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,000 of America's schools.

Confidence Elementary was one of only three schools in West Virginia named a National Blue Ribbon School. The others were Kenna Elementary School in Charleston and Bridgeport Middle School. "Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential," Duncan said. "Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and that education is the surest pathway to a strong, secure future." The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are

Confidence Elementary School has been named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Photo by Jack Bailey.

being made in students' levels of achievement. The program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories. The first category is "Exemplary High Performing," in which schools are recognized among their state's highest performing

schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. The second category is "Exemplary Improving," in which schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds demonstrate the most progress in improving student achievement

levels as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. To select National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Department requests nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 417 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. Scott Teays Elementary School was the last Putnam County school to be named a National Blue Ribbon School. Scott Teays Elementary received the honor in 2007.

Putnam Farmers Market voted the best in West Virginia in National Contest By Jack Bailey

HURRICANE – The Putnam Farmers Market was recognized as the top vote getter in West Virginia, and the second most in the nation for markets its size in a recent national contest sponsored by the American Farmland Trust to identify America's Favorite Farmers Markets. The Putnam Farmers Market received the most votes of any farmers market in West Virginia with 287. It was followed by the Barbour County Community Garden Market, the Morgantown Farmers Market, the Bridgeport Farmers Market and the Elkins Farmers Market. Nationally, the Putnam Farmers Market came in second in voting in the Small Market category, which is for markets with 15

or fewer vendors. The Arlington Farmers Market in Arlington, WA, came in first with 325 votes. The Farmers Market in Hershey in Hummelstown, PA, finished third, while the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks Farmers Market finished fourth. In the mid-size market category the Sulphur Springs Texas Farmers Market was the top vote getter, while in the medium market category the Winter Garden Farmers Market in Winter Garden, FL, was the top vote getter. In the large market category, the Fayetteville Arkansas Farmers Market was the top vote getter. Voting in the 2012 America's Favorite Farmers Markets contest began June 22 and concluded at midnight on Sept. 3. The final vote tally was released on Thursday, Sept. 6. The goal of American Farm-

land Trust’s fourth annual America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest was to highlight the role that farmers markets play in keeping family farmers on the

land. The winning markets will be featured in the media and will be honored at local celebrations organized by American Farmland Trust.

According to the contest rules, people could vote for as many participating farmers markets as they choose, but could only vote for each market one time. The Putnam Farmer's Market is open this season on Tuesdays and Saturdays through the month of October. The Market hours this year are 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information visit the Market's website at In addition to the website, the Putnam Farmers' Market also has a Facebook page that you can like to receive regular updates. For more information, contact the Market by phone at (304) 300-8995 or by e-mail at m.

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Remembering 9/11

Tuesday,September 18,2012 – Page 11

SEPT. 11 FROM PAGE 1 newspaper stories, or the occasional mention on TV. Ceremonies like the one conducted by the American Legion will ensure that what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, will never be forgotten, he said. “Those of us who were not directly affected by the attacks are at a disadvantage,” Pemberton said. “With Ground Zero not outside our front door and the Pentagon not visible from our window, the anger we felt that day is perhaps starting to fade. Half a world away, the enemies who hatched the Sept. 11 plot, and hope to spawn even more terror, are counting on us to have short memories. “Let it be said on this Patriot Day, we shall win. Even as we gather to remember those lost in the attacks, America's military is tracking down terrorists and securing liberty at home and abroad,” Pemberton said. The American Legion concluded their ceremony with the ringing of the Putnam County

(Far right) American Legion Post 187 Post Commander Clem Pemberton conducts a special ceremony to remember those who were killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony was held last Tuesday on the Putnam County Courthouse steps, on the date of the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Photo by Jack Bailey courthouse bell four times; once in memory of those who died when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the World Trade Center North Tower, once in memory of those who died when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower of the

World Trade Center, once in memory of those who died when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon, and once in memory of those who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa. Following the ringing of the

With remembrance and honor of September 11, 2001 By Trudy Black

As I was getting ready for work on Tuesday, September 11th … I did my usual routine. Got ready, ate my cereal bar, did some things on the computer, then watched TV (or should I say flipped channels) until time to leave. Both The Today Show and Good Morning America talked of 9/11 and Ground Zero. During one of my ‘flips’ Good Morning America had a moment-of-silence with scenes from New York. On my way to the Post Office, WQBE held a moment of silence in remembrance. As I drove to work, I came through Hurricane. Heading toward the Hurricane Fire Department, I could see a HUGE American flag waving above (and across) Main Street. To be honest, it almost took my breath away. What majesty, what beauty… against the bright blue September sky. I honestly could have pulled my car to the side of the road and had myself a good cry. As I passed the Fire Station, several of the guys were standing

outside. I pointed to the flag and gave them the ‘thumbs up’. They smiled and waved back. I remember September 11, 2001. I was still working for Phyllis Robinson at the Putnam Post. She was in the apartment and called for me to come in there from the office. My heart sank as I looked at the television and saw the devastation and destruction in New York. As the hours went by, I heard about the Pentagon… and I learned of a field in Pennsylvania. I could not believe that we had been attacked on our own soil. Yes, I said ‘we’ because that day every one of us was attacked. We may have personally known of someone that was killed; while many of us did not. Yet - in one way or another – we were touched by this horrific act. We sat glued to the TV waiting for answers. We just couldn’t understand it. Someone asked me why I watched the news so much over those days… and in all honesty, I can say I watched it with hope that there were more survivors… that more people would be found beneath the rubble. It was simply ‘hope’.

As the days moved to weeks, I remember the feeling of insecurity. The feeling of seeing so many people left helpless and alone. I saw flags being placed on just about every porch; people wearing ‘flag pins’; and folks looking to each other for support. I saw a unified nation. Will we ever ‘get over’ September 11, 2001? I don’t see how… and to be honest, I don’t think we should. We have moved forward, we’ve moved through because we have no other choice. Even in the darkest hours, the act of living continues. But, as for me, I do not believe that we will never, nor should we ever, forget that fall day when the United States as a nation felt and shared pain. When, only days later, the nation rose… and came together in sorrow to honor those who were lost. It is with a deep sadness and also with pride that I remember September 11th 2001… for it was not only a day of great sorrow, but also a day of unity for the people of this great nation. A day that we must never forget.

A member of American Legion Post 187 strikes a bell at the Putnam County courthouse as part of a special ceremony to remember those killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Photo by Jack Bailey. bell, American Legion members fired a three volley salute in

memory of all those lost to acts of terrorism.

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Last Tuesday, on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America, the Hurricane Fire Department flew this large American flag over Main Street in downtown Hurricane in front of the fire station. Photo by Jack Bailey

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White bass often overlooked

David Payne Sr.

Column by David Payne Sr.

Some people are die-hard musky anglers. Others spend their lives pursuing black bass and for some, catfish is their main quarry. Trout have had a loyal following for millennia. You don't see many die-hard white bass anglers. In fact, I'm the only one I can think of. During the years I lived in Parkersburg, Ohio River white bass were my main quarry for most of the year. Every year, I followed the same schedule – carp with a fly-

rod from January to March, freshwater drum on twisty-tail jigs from March till June and white bass on the flyrod from June until December. White bass have white sides and bottom - thus the name – with dark narrow stripes running lengthwise on the sides. Most of them are around 10 to 12 inches long. The largest one I ever caught (it was a trophy citation fish) was 2.31 pounds and 15.25 inches long. They are found all over the Mississippi River drainage. You'll find them in the Kanawha and anything that drains into the Kanawha, at least up to the first riffle. White bass are nice, lively fighters, but they certainly aren't going to put up a fight like a fourpound smallmouth, they just don't get that big. What I really love about white bass is if you know how to find them fishing can be incredible when you do. Normally, you'll catch a white bass here and there, but if you happen on a white-bass feeding frenzy, it gets very, very interesting. Bubba Holt (he's now a crew member for the TV show “Fly Rod

Chronicles”) and I fished the Little Muskingum at the Devola dam tailwaters once and literally caught 200 white bass in about three hours. I have actually run into situations many times where I've caught nothing over a hundred yards off shore or more, then found a spot where I could catch one every third cast. When you're fishing for black bass or most other warmwater species, you look for structure, such as logs, rocks or weeds. With white bass, you're looking for shad. Find the shad, you'll find the white bass. An obvious place for shad congregation is at the tailwaters of a dam or the first rapid on a tributary fish encounter as they swim up from the Kanawha, such as the falls on Coal River – although I've yet to fish that to see what's there. In Parkersburg, my favorite place to fish was at Point Park, at the mouth of the Little Kanawha River. I don't know if the new park structure the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built there has changed how the water flows, but during the years I fished it, the current along shore actually

went up the Ohio River for about 80 yards above the mouth of the Little Kanawha. Shad came out of the mouth of the Kanawha and went upriver – with the current – along the shore. Once that slack backwards current turned and went downstream, presumably the shad went with it. About this time of year, the shad would really start moving. They stay close to the surface and are easy to see when moving in large schools. First you'll notice a numerous slight disturbances in a long line at the top of the water and larger bumps in the water when bass come up through the school to feed. If it's sunny, you'll see the flash of their bodies as the sunlight gleams off them. They'd be packed tight as sardines in a can in a line about three feet deep and three feet wide - and they would come out in those numbers for days, maybe even weeks. Since I moved here this year, I've seen large numbers of shad coming out of the Elk River and going down the Kanawha in similar fashion. But shad are also moving up at the same time and I don't really understand this, but they still -

even when most of them are moving downstream – are going up, because they will still collect at falls or dams. I don't understand why, it might be the ones going down are threadfin shad they die when water drops below 45 degrees, so they have to migrate to more open water – and gizzard shad going up. When I fish a line of moving shad. I cast beyond the shad, and then work my fly into the shad school. While in the shad, I let it drop down below the school and give a slow, jerky retrieve, like a shad might if his swim bladder were damaged. Bass hang out below the shad and attack up, so if you drop just below the shad your fly or lure will stick out to them like a sick elk does to a wolf when it drops behind the herd. They are good eating, although you may want to check out the state fish consumption advisories if you plan to eat them more than a few times each year. I would eat white bass from the Ohio River maybe a couple of times a year. Contact David Payne Sr. at

Outdoors Roundup By David Payne Sr.

West Virginia man dies from rodent-carried virus A West Virginia man is the latest to die from a rare disease contracted in the wilds of Yosemite National Park in California. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has declined to release the name, age or gender of the deceased. Two others have died from the rare Hantavirus disease after visiting Yosemite – a total of eight people are known to have been infected since June. The disease is spread by contact with infected rodents – primarily deer mice – via mice droppings and urine. It can take up to six weeks for symptoms of the virus to show – although typically they begin about three weeks after exposure. Early symptoms include fatigue, fever and body aches and progress to severe difficulty breathing.

The virus was discovered during an outbreak in the early 1990s, which infected dozens of people in the Southwest. DNR using spotlights for deer census West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Biologists are using spotlights to count deer throughout West Virginia during the evening hours when deer are most active. Biologists have long known that spotlighting is the best way for them to count deer, but doing so requires a great deal of manpower. DNR personnel will travel specific routes to spotlight deer. They will not only be counting them, but gathering other information as well, such as sex and approximate age. The DNR has historically used the size of each year's buck harvest to determine the size of the state's herd. Recently, however, the DNR has shifted its deermanagement philosophy and is developing new calculations for how many deer a square mile of

habitat can hold. Thanks to a lack of small farms and timbering, most of the state is now forested habitat, which can support fewer deer than a more varied habitat with a mix of forest, clearings and brush. The survey is expected to be completed by late September. Nature Conservancy building artificial bat cave Once conceived only in comic books, the Nature Conservancy is building an artificial bat cave in Tennessee in an effort to combat white-nose syndrome, which has killed millions of bats and threatens to bring several bat species to extinction. The artificial bat cave is located on property that the conservancy owns and is expected to be completed by the end of the month in time for bats to take up residence this winter. It is the first of its kind, conservancy officials say. The new structure—the first man-made hibernation cave for bats—is underground and will mimic the cold, damp environ-

ment of the nearby natural cave. The artificial cave will be a safe haven for bats to hibernate in during winter. It will also serve as a test site for WNS treatments. Several disinfectants can kill the fungus believed to cause WNS, but they can harm other cavedwelling species and local water supplies. The artificial cave will not house other animals, and it can be disinfected when bats leave in summer. Its cost is approximately $300,000 – even without a batmobile car and holographic waterfalls to hide secret entrances which conservancy officials say is

money well spent. “This is the first idea we've come upon that offers bats a real chance at survival without killing the other organisms that call caves home," added The Nature Conservancy’s Cory Holliday. “Even though we haven’t yet raised all the money necessary to cover our building costs, we are forging ahead because WNS is spreading very quickly, and we don’t have other effective means to fight it.” Contact David Payne Sr. at

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JAMES EDWARD ANDERS Jim, 81, passed away Friday, September 8, 2012, following a short illness. Jim was born in Louisville, Ky., the son of the late Elizabeth Kackley Anders and the late Charles "Charlie" Edward Anders. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Betsy of Scott Depot; daughters, Elizabeth Anders of Nicholasville, Ky., and Damie Husson of Wilmore, Ky.; and son, Todd Anders of Knoxville, Tenn. Also surviving are stepdaughter, Cindy (Andy) Crihfield of Gandeeville; step-son, Chuck (Sarah) Dunlap of Carolina Beach, N.C.; and sister, Patricia Petro of Lexington. Jim also leaves behind 10 grandchildren; nieces, Cady (Foster) Lindberg and Lissa Archer; and nephews, Jamie Hanks (Linda Yates) and Mark (Cindy) Hanks. Jim was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and an Army veteran. He was retired from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and the West Virginia Department of Highways. His family would like to thank all those who have cared for Jim in recent years, including Jeffrey Holmes, M.D., of Dunbar Medical Associates and James Stanton, Cardiologist. Most importantly we would like to thank the staff at CAMC Teays Valley, CAMC Memorial and Hospice for your care during his final hours. The compassion you

showed to Jim and our family was a blessing. Words cannot express the sadness our family feels over the loss we have suffered. But we praise the Lord for the answered prayer that Jim did not suffer and passed quickly and peacefully into the Kingdom of Heaven. Donations may be made to Huntington Bank, Teays Valley Branch, 4149 State Highway 34, Hurricane, WV 25526, Attn: James E. Anders Memorial Fund. A memorial service was held Friday, September 14, at St. Timothy's in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Hurricane. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted with the cremation upon Jim's request.

JERRY E. ANGEL Jerry E. Angel, 83, of Poca, was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, September 10, 2012. Jerry was a "Family Man" who loved and cared for his family within his home as well as any person he crossed paths with. He was an example of selfless love, providing for his family. He played many roles during his lifetime. He was a son, born to Thomas and Cordie Angel on June 13, 1929. He was a brother, uncle, husband, dad, proud grandparent, great-grandparent and a good friend to countless others in his life. Jerry worked long and hard days as a contractor and while in Korea serving our country, where he learned the trade of excavation. He was fortunate to work for himself in his own business with the skills he learned while in the service. Jerry was very good at what he did, always completing deadlines and accomplishing a job well done. Although Jerry is no longer with us in his physical body, all his loved ones will forever remember him and his dedication to all of them. He was more concerned with the needs of others than himself. Everyone who knew him knew he was a die-hard Dale Earnhardt fan and an avid Cincinnati Reds supporter. But, most of all, he will be remembered for his greatest attribute of all: Love. Regardless of his title to a single person, be it husband, father, brother, grandfather, greatgrandfather, friend or perfect stranger, if Jerry was a part of your life for 15 minutes or 50 years he made the same impression on everyone he came in contact with, which speaks volumes for the character he possessed. Left to cherish his memory are his loving and caring wife, Eilene; his son, Tom Rhodes of Nitro; his daughter, Leann Starcher of Poca; son, Gordon "Porky" Rhodes (Pam); his grandchildren, Bobbi Jo, Kelli, J.C., Kirsten and Seth; along with his seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of Jerry's life was

Obituaries held Thursday, September 13, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, with Mr. John McCoy Jr. officiating. Entombment followed at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Philippians 2:1-3 tells us to think of others above ourselves, looking out for their interests, not just ours. God can work through us to meet the needs of those around us. Online condolences may be sent to the Angel family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

KARLEE GRACE JO AREY KarLee Grace Jo Arey, beloved daughter of Patrick and Kasey Arey, was born asleep on August 30. Our treasured angel was too young to stay with us. Instead, she went to be with her "Pa" Kelly Chapman. "Pa" will love, rock and care for KarLee until we meet again. In addition to her parents those left to cherish her memory are grandparents Tammy Chapman, Vickie (Steve) Wills, Bud (Laura) Arey. Uncle Jeremy (Aunt Jamie) Chapman, Uncle Bobby (Aunt Amy) Arey, Uncle Steven Wills, Cousins Jonathan and Jayson Chapman and a large extended family who will miss her dearly. A memorial service to celebrate KarLee's memory and comfort the family was held Tuesday, September 11, at New Hope Baptist Church, Hedrick Rd, Scott Depot.

IVAN HAROLD BRITTON IV Jesus needed a special angel so he took Ivan Harold "Jake" Britton IV, infant son of Nicole Ann LeMaster of Poca and Ivan Harold Britton III of Kellys Creek, back to Heaven on September 8, 2012. He is survived by his brother, Colton Wade LeMaster; maternal grandparents, Patty Jo LeMaster of Poca and Jimmy LeMaster of Sissonville; and paternal grandparents, Harold Jr. and Sandy Britton of Kellys Creek. He is also survived by his great-grandmother, Phyllis Crago of Winfield. Jake was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, G.B. Bonnett, and paternal greatgrandparents, Ivan Sr. and Anna Britton. Private services were held at CAMC General Division for Jake and private burial was held in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Britton family.

The Putnam Standard GENEVIEVE LOUISE BURCHETT Genevieve Louise Burchett, 101, of St. Albans passed away Friday, September 7, 2012, at her home. Genevieve was the eldest daughter of nine children, born August 19, 1911, to the late James Calvin and Lula Maud Richardson Woodard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Estil Burchett; a grandchild, Howard Bruce Martin; and several brothers and sisters. She was a registered nurse working at Thomas Memorial Hospital and Home Health. She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, Order of the Eastern Star, St. Albans, as well as a charter member of the Pollyanna Sewing Club. She loved and served Jesus Christ. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Ann and David Martin of Ravenswood, Linda L. and Roy "Bud" Bird of St. Albans, with whom she made her home, and Janice and Gene Holstein of St. Albans; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Calvin and Carol Burchett of Glenville, NY; sisters, Alice Hawley of St. Albans and Emma Marcum of Dayton, OH; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, September 10, 2012, at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah, Chaplain Pete Thompson and the Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Special thanks to her caregivers, Betty Coleman and Tina Curry, who so loving cared for mom over the past year and all of the hospice angels who helped her over the years. Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25312. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

YOVA COURTNEY CLARK After a long illness, Yova Courtney Clark, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the home of her beloved cousin, Marilyn Gaunch of Charleston. In years past, Yova was an active member of First Christian Church in St. Albans. She had also been an active member of the St. Albans Woman's Club and was retired from Kanawha County Schools. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Lena Courtney; husband, Jack L. Clark; and sister, Annabelle Massey. Survivors include her son,

Michael Clark and wife, Brenda, of Beckley; sister, Janice Campbell of St. Albans; three granddaughters; one grandson; five great-granddaughters; two greatgrandsons; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Yova was a very warm and loving person and had many, many friends in her lifetime. Her family cannot find words to express their gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness for the abundance of love and excellent care that Marilyn, her extended family and Sandi Bate and Tia Lanham provided for Yova. Services were held Saturday, September 8, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Ed Gaunch officiating. Entombment followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, at the upper mausoleum chapel. Please send donations to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, in memory of Yova Courtney Clark, 1401 Washington St. W., Charleston, WV 25387. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at

FLORENCE ANN DEEL Florence Ann Deel, 70, of Charleston, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. She was born in Hartford, Conn., on March 1, 1942, and was the daughter of the late Albert Miller and Bertha Maynard Miller Holmes. She previously worked as a unit clerk at CAMC Memorial Division, was co-owner of Property Damage Appraisers and was an agent for Bankers Life & Casualty until she became a full-time homemaker. She was also a former member of Secret Sisters at Lens Creek Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Carless Deel Jr. They were married in Spring Fork on July 7, 1959, by the Rev. Howard Kinnison. In addition, she is lovingly remembered by her son, Mark B. Deel; daughter, Tina M. Wright and husband, Alan L. Wright, and grandson, Joseph L. Wright, all of Charleston; sisters, Susan Wyatt (Charles) of Given, Jackalyn Newcomer (Jack) of Suffolk, Va., and Jean Henson (Philip) of Universal City, Texas; and brother, Michael Holmes (Carol) of Pliny. Florence was a skilled seamstress, artistic decorator and worked in ceramics and upholstery, among many other creative talents. However, she was happiest when surrounded by her family, especially visiting with her children and grandson. A memorial service was held Saturday, September 8, at Lens Creek Wesleyan Church, located on Stepto Bottom Road off State Route 94 between Marmet and Hernshaw, with the Rev. Darrell Prater officiating. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, was in charge of


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JAMES W. "RICK" DILLON JR. James Wesley Dillon Jr. was called home from this life to his Heavenly Father on Friday, September 7, 2012. Rick was born in Spring Hill on August 2, 1930. The first son of J.W. Dillon Sr. and Hurtle Gladys King-Dillon, he had two brothers, the Rev. Donald Keith Dillon and the Rev. Clarence E. Dillon. Both preceded Rick in death. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Sophia J. Perry-Dillon (a gift from God); his son, Mike Dillon and wife, Tamara; his daughter, Virginia "Vicky" Mitchell; his five grandchildren (his pride and joy), Chris Dillon, Miranda Dillon, Rhiannon Dillon, Luke Mitchell and James Mitchell and his wife, April; his great-granddaughters, Eden Shea Mitchell and Karis Sophia Mitchell, who has yet to arrive; and other loved ones. Rick lived most of his life in St. Albans. He was employed by Union Carbide for 35 years and retired in 1985 as a senior engineer. After his retirement from UCC, he formed a business, Rick's Clock Shop, repairing, building and restoring clocks throughout southern West Virginia. He enjoyed this pastime into his later years. He was a graduate of SCHS. Rick graduated from WVIT and WVSC. He was also a member of NAWCC, a clock-collecting association. Rick was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in St. Albans, where he served as a deacon. He dearly loved his church family. His God was first in his life, with his family a close second. He tried to nurture his family and those around him to take the Lord as their friend and listen to His plan for their life. A celebration of life was held Sunday, September 9 at The Crossing Church, St. Albans. Graveside services were held Monday, September 10 at Cunningham Memorial Park. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

LEXTON WILFORD FISHER Lexton Wilford Fisher, 90, of Hurricane and Sun City Center, Fla., died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at CAMC General Division after a short illness. He retired from E.I. DuPont in 1981 after 40 years of service. He was also a past president of the Hurricane Lions Club and a member of the South Shore Baptist Church in Riverview, Fla. He was a graduate of Sissonville High School.

He was born in Jackson County on March 5, 1922, and is preceded in death by his mother, Arah Fisher Slater. Lexton is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Mary Catherine Fisher. Also surviving are a brother, Carlos Monday of Arapahoe, NC; sisters, Blandise Geiger of Sanford, Fla., and Lorraine Rappold of Hurricane; daughter, Dreama Fisher Neville Silvey and husband John of Hurricane; son, John Lexton Fisher and wife Lisa of Cleburne, Texas; stepson, Vincent Jordan and Tammy of Hurricane; daughter Hope Fisher-Fizer Taylor and husband Roy of Hurricane; and son Lexton Wilford Fizer, Jr. and wife Karen of Hurricane. Lexton also had eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane with the Rev. Phil Bower officiating. Burial followed at Valley View Cemetery. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

SUSAN A. HINKLEY Susan A. Hinkley, 57, of Grafton went to sleep in Jesus on September 5, 2012, to await the resurrection at Jesus coming. She was a Seventh Day Adventist Christian. Susan was employed at Health South, Morgantown. She was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Academy, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Washington Adventist University, Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernie; brother, Steven; and aunt, Frances Courtright. She is survived by her mother, Mildred A. Hinkley of Hurricane; brother, Ernie M. Hinkley of Hurricane; sisters, Beverly Dickerson of Kentucky and Stephanie Stone of Maryland; aunts and uncles; and many friends. There were no services. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, and Bartlett Funeral Home, Grafton, assisted the family. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

ROY LEE HODGES Roy Lee Hodges, 82, of Hurricane, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 6, 2012, with his loving family by his side. Roy was born January 30, 1930. He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior on September 4, 2012. Roy was ready to make his journey to Heaven and end his short but courageous battle with cancer. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Everette Warren Hodges and Opal Pearl Hodges; brother, Vernon Hodges; and special friends, Leah and Kert Tabor. Roy leaves behind to mourn his passing his loving wife of 58 years, Geraldine Hodges; daughters, Loraina (Mark) Snowden and Anita Beth Hodges; grand-

children, Angela (Kert) Snowden Kobos, Hilary Snowden, Robbie Meadows and Kindra Midkiff; great-grandchildren, Christin Kobos, Shawna Montgomery and Kristen Meadows; sisters, Opal Gay (Sonny) McCallister and Ida Fay Thacker; brothers, Warren Ray Hodges and Thomas Hodges; sisters-in-law, Audree (Arnold) Cyrus and Genevive Racer; and his honorary son and best friend, Robert (Duffy) Mynes, who loved him. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 8, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken Carter officiating. At Roy's request, his body was cremated after the funeral. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

CLIFFORD HORTON HUNT Clifford Horton Hunt, 89, of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away at home on Monday, September 9, 2012, with his wife of 71 years by his side. He was a retired carpenter superintendent, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific, and a member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by grandson Matthew Ryan Trail. He is survived by his wife Maxine; son Bruce Hunt and his wife Lea Ann of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va.; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 12 at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane, with Dr. Dan Hogan officiating. Burial followed at Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane. Please visit to share memories and condolences.

JOHN ANTHONY JOHNSON John Anthony Johnson, 50, of Hurricane, took his heavenly flight to be with Jesus after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, September 6, 2012. John was born October 31, 1961, in Huntington, to Wanda G. Porter Johnson and the late William Carl Johnson. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a former employee of Chapman Funeral Home and Tri-State Express. He was also employed at Rish Equipment for 19 years, but his real passion was taking care of the farm. In addition to his mother, John is survived by his wife of 28 years, Robin L. Johnson; his children, Anthony and his wife, Jessie, and Ciara and Tyler King; his granddaughter, Hayden; his siblings, Teresa and husband, Bob Gibson, and Susan Gibson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 9, at First

Tuesday,September 18,2012 – Page 15 Baptist Church of Hurricane with Pastor Mark Kilburn and Jim McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Lower Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane. The family would like to thank the health-care professionals who did so much to help during this difficult fight, and a special thanks to Alicia King, Nancy Cox, Gerald and Jane Foster and his church family. The family appreciates your prayers during this time. To share a memory of John, or to express condolences, please visit Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was honored to handle arrangements for Mr. Johnson.

RUTH ANN SMITH JONES Ruth Ann Smith Jones, 79, of Hurricane went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at her residence. Ruth Ann was a 24-year resident of Hurricane and former 40year resident of Nitro. She was a 1950 graduate of Nitro High School and attended West Virginia University. She was a former employee of American Viscose, Cox's Department Store, Nitro, and had managed 17 rental properties for several years. Ruth Ann had a deep love for all of God's creation, but especially horses. She was a member of Rock Branch Independent Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Lula Smith, one sister and one brother. Left behind to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 58 years, Dennis H. Jones; daughter, Denise Jones of Hurricane; sons, Richard "Dickie" Jones of St. Albans and William "Billy" Jones of Hurricane; grandchildren, Nathan Jones and Jennifer Darabos; and great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, William, Mason and Wyatt. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at Cunningham Memorial Park with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro assisted the Jones family. You may express online condolences at www.cookefuneral-

DAVID ALLEN LANE David Allen Lane, 53, of Apple Grove, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012, at home. He was born October 17, 1958, to Mary Louise Lane and to the late Charles Henry "Browning" Lane Sr. He was a bus driver for KRT in South Charleston for nine-and-ahalf years, where he will be missed by many co-workers and passengers. He is survived by his wife, who he married on September 15, 2007, Janet Louise (Rainey) Lane; one son, Joey (Becki) Lane of Elkview; two daughters, Amber (Adam) Myers of Elkview and Samantha (Chris White) Lane of Hurricane; four brothers, Charles H. Jr., James E. and John R., all of Clendenin, and Michael W. (Miranda) Lane of St. Albans; five sisters, Betty J. Smith of Morgantown, D. Jeane (Roy) Buchanan of Dunbar, Norma G. (Ed) Lucas of Elkview, Anna M. Shafer and Mary E. (Bill) Allen, both of Clendenin; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, September 14, at Hafer Funeral Home Chapel, Elkview, with the Rev. Larry Cale and the Rev. Charles Larue officiating. Cremation followed with a private ceremony held Monday, September 17, at the Lane Family Cemetery in Clendenin. Online condolences may be sent to Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, was in charge of the arrangements.

GARY CASSIUSLEACH SR. Gary Cassius Leach Sr., 73, of Leon, went home to be with the Lord on September 6, 2012, at his home, after a long illness. Gary was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School. He entered the Air Force in 1954 and served his country for seven years. He spent his entire life working hard to support and care for his family which included being a coal miner, truck driver, owning his own blacktop business, working for Paul and "Cowboy" White and RJW Construction. He was also one of the best auto body technicians this area has known. Gary never knew a stranger. Born May 28, 1939, he was the

Page 16 –Tuesday,September 18,2012 son of the late Dennie H. Leach and Hazel M. Leach of Charleston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Danny Leach, and one sister, Sharron K. Leach. Left to cherish the memory are his loving wife of 26 years, Sheila Faye Leach; daughter, Tika (Mike) Gillispie of Charleston; son, Trenton Walker of Charleston; son, Gary C (Jessica) Leach, Jr. of Leon; daughter, Cassadiey Leach (James Livingston) of Leon; son, Greg Leach of Leon; daughter, Brittiany (Randy) Williams of Charleston; grandchildren, Corey Cantley, Jason Gillispie, Austin Gillispie, Brenda Faye "Sissy" Walker and Rayton Williams; brothers, Robert Leach of St. Albans, Dennie (Lynn) Leach of Aubun, MA, and Layton "Butchie" (Gail) Leach of Big Chimney; and his sister, Gloria (James) Vannoy of Hurricane. Gary is also survived by his children from a previous marriage, Gary Lee Leach of Elkview, Ramiona Leach of Margrape, Fla., Dennie Leach of Scott Depot, Kelly Leach Wagner of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Steven Young of Nicholas County, along with numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. The Leach family wishes to especially thank Hospice Care, the Howard and Higginbotham families for their love and support in this trying time. Funeral services were held Monday, September 10, 2012, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Rick Bruner officiating. Burial followed in the Higginbotham Family Cemetery, Leon, with graveside military honors by American Legion James E. Marshall Post 187 Winfield and the U.S. Air Force. The family request memorial contributions are made to Raynes Funeral Home, P.O. Box 250, Buffalo WV 25033. Online condolences may be sent to the Leach family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

MARY PAULINE LILLY Our sweet mother, mother-inlaw, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, and friend left this world September 7, 2012, and is safe in the arms of Jesus. Mary Pauline Lilly, 91, was born October 28, 1910, at Paint Bank, Virginia. She was the oldest child of the late Hallie and Fred McPherson. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Carl and Oscar McPherson; a sister, Hazel McPherson; and grandson, Kevin Lilly. She married Raymond Jennings Lilly in 1940, who also preceded her in death. Surviving her are daughter Cookie Ranson (Eddie) of Poca

and son Randy Lilly (Brenda) of Charleston; five grandsons, Tim Ranson (Jennifer) of Nolensville, TN, David Ranson of New York, NY, Jon Ranson of Poca, Jared Lilly (Ivie) of Lynchburg, VA, and Seth Lilly (Beth) of Easley, SC; two granddaughters Susanna Tucker (Jonathan) of Charleston and Victoria Lilly of Charleston; four great-grandchildren, Carter, Miranda and Hallie Ranson of Tennessee and Caden Lilly of Easley, SC; three sisters, Elizabeth Jordan (Charles) of St. Albans, Ruby Jean Thornton of Red House, and Helen Cottrell (Howard) of Poca; one brother, Jim McPherson (Kathy) of Hurricane; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Polly's joy was taking care of everyone in her family. Anytime there was a need, she was there. We'll miss her pleasant smile and encouraging words. She truly taught by example. She loved cooking for neighbors and family, and pinto beans and cornbread were one of her specialties. A member of Cross Lanes Baptist Church, she looked forward to her Sunday school class and the fellowship with her friends there. Going to church and to the Cracker Barrel were the highlights of her week. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at Cross Lanes Baptist Church with Pastor Seth Polk officiating. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. The family suggests donations are made to Hospice Care 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25304. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Lilly family.

JAMES EARL MARTIN James Earl Martin, 81, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a very long illness. Born August 16, 1931, in Charleston, James was the son of the late Bradie Earl and Earldean Gillispie Martin. He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 48 years, Phyllis Jean Martin, and second wife of 10 years, Elsie Bowen Martin. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School and West Virginia State College. He served his country during the Korean War in the United States Air Force. James retired with 28 years of service from Union Carbide Technical Center as a senior lab technician and was also coowner of Bowincal's in Spring Hill. He also worked as a volunteer usher at the Charleston Civic Center for many years and was a member of the St. Albans American Legion Post No. 93. He was the Democrat nominee for the Charleston City Council and served as county committeeman

Obituaries in the early 70s. He attended The Crossing in St. Albans. He is survived by his son, Rick Martin (Nancy) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister, Dorene Lanham (Darrel) of Poca; grandchildren, Lisa Marie Frye (Jason) and Steven Martin; and two great-grandchildren, Xander and Thatcher Frye, all of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Funeral services were held Friday, September 14, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Edward Craft officiating. Entombment followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with military honors. The family suggests donations are made to the Bailey and Workman families at West Virginia Troopers Association, 210 Chesapeake Ave., Charleston, WV 25311, or visit the website, You may also share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

RUBY "PAULINE" MUCK McCLANAHAN Mrs. Ruby "Pauline" Muck McClanahan, 89, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Division, after a short illness. She was born December 11, 1922, to the late George and Myrtle King Muck. In addition, Pauline was preceded in death by husband, Tony McClanahan; son, Terry L. McClanahan; brothers, Richard, John and Earl Muck; and sisters, Marie Roy, Ambrosia Thomas and Katherine McClanahan. She is survived by son, Randy McClanahan; daughters, Linda and husband, Paul Roberts, of St. Albans, Joyce Winter of Poca and Kathy and husband, Eddie Withrow, of Poca; sister, Sylvia Hager; brothers, Clifford and Leroy Muck; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. "Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but the woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31. A tribute to the life of Pauline was held Wednesday, September 12, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willard Beller officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Cemetery,

The Putnam Standard Lanham. The family asks that donations are made to Corporal Marshall Bailey Scholarship Fund, c/o Poca High School, RR2 Box 5B, Poca, WV 25159; or Attison McClanhan Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 100, Poca, WV 25159. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the McClanahan family.

KERMIT RAY "SONNY" MILLER JR. Mr. Kermit Ray "Sonny" Miller Jr., 71, of Winfield went home to be with the Lord September 8, 2012, at home. He is retired from Teamsters Local No. 175. Sonny is preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Vivian Miller; daughter, Sheila Sigmon; infant son, Douglas Miller; and son, Robert Clagg. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mrs. Janet Miller; children, Ray Dunn, Dwayne Miller and Eva Miller; grandchildren, Misty Sigmon, Bailey Miller, Josh Perry and Crystal Dunn; two greatgrandsons; and brothers, Gene and Jerry Miller. The family will like to say a special thank you to the staff of Hospice for the care given to Sonny. A tribute to the life of Mr. Kermit Miller was held Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at GatensHarding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Delbert Hawley officiating. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Miller family.

ROBERT L. MILTON Robert "Bob" L. Milton, 81, of Hurricane went to be with the lord on Friday September 7, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lorraine Milton and Sister Virginia Does He was retired from Chemical Leman tank lines and a veteran of Korean War. He was a member of Teamsters Local 175, VFW 9097 and Nitro Moose Lodge, and he was an avid Fisherman and resident of Hurricane for 48 years. Surviving are his son, Dale Milton of Milton; daughters, Janet Witt of Lafayette, GA, and Teresa Gooch of New Kensington, PA; four grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 12 at Allen Funeral Home with Rev. James McGehee officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Cemetery Please visit to share memories and condolence.

MINNIE MAUDE YEAGER NELSON Minnie Maude Yeager Nelson, 87, of St. Albans, passed away, Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington. She was born November 7, 1924. Minnie was a retired schoolteacher from Lakewood Elementary, where she taught for 36 years. She was the widow of the late Denzil Nelson. Minnie is survived by her loving son, Robert Nelson, with whom she made her home. She is also survived by her nephew, Greg (Kathy) Yeager; nieces, Sandy (Ricky) Collins, Sherry (Dennis) Collins, Chad Collins and Jennifer Roberts, Jaime Torres, Whitney Hughes, Brittany Dolen and Jessie Yeager; and a very special and precious friend and neighbor, Carol. Robert would like a special thank you to go to Kayla Adkins and Bobby Kleinstiver for being there for him and for all the help and care that they gave to Minnie. "I can never thank you enough and I really appreciate all you did for my mother." A celebration of Minnie's life was held Wednesday, September 12, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Lonnie Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences, flowers or gifts may be sent to the family at

CATHERINE JANE BECKNER O'NEILL Catherine Jane Beckner O'Neill, 69, formerly of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on August 25, 2012, after a short illness. She is survived by her daughter; four sons; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held in her honor on Saturday, September 8, at Scott Depot Christ Fellowship, Scott Depot.

MABEL AVO CURRY ROBERTS Mabel Avo Curry Roberts, of Hamlin, was born January 16, 1915, and passed away September 9, 2012, at the age of 97 years, seven months and 24 days old. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Homer Curry Sr. and Roma Akers Curry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hazel Ray Roberts; two brothers, Quentin Curry and Leland Curry; three sisters, Marthabelle Johnson, Christalee Berry and Geneva Hager; stepmother, Lena Hall Curry; two half-brothers, the Rev. Homer Curry Jr. and the Rev. Davis Curry; one grandson, Michael Roberts; and one greatgrandson, Keiffer Eplin. Mabel was a member of Central Big Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Bobby (Jenny) Roberts of Ham-


The Putnam Standard lin; two daughters, Polly (James) Edwards of Culloden and Helen Young of Dayton, Ohio; seven granddaughters, Alice (Mark) Rindler of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Jean Young of Beaver Creek, Karen Young of Dayton, Judy Woodall of Rougemont, N.C., Jill Gilbert of Culloden, Margie (Fred) Whitt of Hurricane and Nancy (Brian) Eplin of West Hamlin; two grandsons, Rick (Terri) Young of Dayton and Doug Young of Dayton; two halfbrothers, Winford Curry of Milton and Clifford Curry of Pinch; one half-sister, Leoda Wooldridge of Culloden; two great-grandsons, Jonathon Woodall of Akron, Ohio, and Travis Rindler of Dayton; three great-granddaughters, Cassie Young and Wendy Young of Dayton and Allison Rindler of Kentucky; and special greatgranddaughter, Jennifer Eplin of West Hamlin. The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice and Lincoln Nursing staff for their wonderful care. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 12, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Winford Curry and Pastor David Vickers officiating. Interment followed in Lawson Cemetery, Big Creek Road, Route 34, Hamlin.

ALFRED "AL" ROMANOSKY Alfred "Al" Romanosky, 80, of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston. Born August 6, 1932, in Windsor Heights, he was a son of the late Anthony and Martha Romanosky. In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by his siblings, Richard and Robert Romanosky, Marie Cybulski, Margaret Fetsko and Regina Childers. Al was a graduate of Wellsburg High School and the ATES Electronic School. He served his country in the United States Army and retired as the manager of the Sherwin Williams Company, St. Albans, after 30 years of service. Most important to Al's life were his family and his church. He was dedicated to his wife, his daughters, sons-in-law and grandsons. He was a faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans, where he was in the church choir, Catholic War Veterans and served as eucharist minister and was on the finance committee. Al was also very involved with the Knights of Columbus and earned his 3rd and 4th degrees as well as holding the office of Faithful Navigator and Past Grand Knight. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia "Pat" Romanosky; daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Fred Lee of Tornado and Diane Holley-Brown and Don Brown of Sissonville; grandsons, Matthew Lee, Brian Lee, Zachary Holley and Josh Holley; and siblings, Dorothy Condor and hus-

band, Steve, Edward Romanosky and partner, Doris, and Evelyn Lazasz. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, September 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Father Patrick M. McDonough officiating. Burial followed in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Scott Depot. Donations in memory of Alfred "Al" Romanosky may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Albans. Funeral Bartlett-Chapman Home, St. Albans, assisted the Romanosky family.

LOYCE HALE PAINTER RUTAN Loyce Hale Painter Rutan, 82, of Eleanor, passed away September 9, 2012, at Putnam Care and Rehabilitation, Hurricane. Loyce was born March 18, 1930, in Williamson, and was a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Georgia E. Hobbs Hale. She was retired from CAMC General Division where she worked as a CNA for 20 years. Loyce attended Riverside Baptist Church in Red House and she enjoyed dancing and traveling. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and her greatest enjoyment in life was her three sons and her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Loyce was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. Loyce is survived by her husband, Chester; her sons and their wives, Richard and Nancy Painter of Winfield, David and Anita Painter of Marion, S.C., and Roger and Helen Painter of Rosharon, Texas; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five stepchildren; and 10 step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 13, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor David Panero officiating. Burial followed in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens, Red House. The family suggests donations are made to the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter, 1601 2nd Ave., Charleston, WV 25387, or Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 A MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309. To share a memory of Loyce, or to express condolences, please visit

NORMA LUCILLE SMITH Norma Lucille Smith, 75, of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 7, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She retired from Putnam County Schools with 23 years of service. She was an avid quilter and an active member of the Winfield and Eleanor Senior Citizens. Born November 5, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Perry

Valloe Sayre and Hazel Bennett Sayre. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Kenneth Dean Smith; son, Bill (Reba) Smith of Eleanor; daughter, Karen (Harold) Cogar of Sissonville; sisters, Mildred (Howard) Parsons of Dunbar, Stella Ann (Luster) Doughty of Dunbar, and Betty Lou (Roger) Lynch of Dunbar; five grandchildren, eight-great grandchildren along with a host of extended family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday September 11, 2012, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, with Pastor Scott Casto officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Given. Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor was in charge of arrangements.

REBECCA V. "VICKY" SOLOMON Rebecca V. "Vicky" Solomon, 56, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West. A memorial service was held Friday, September 7, at Bethany Baptist Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Mark Jarrell officiating. Arrangements were in the care of Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

LOIS LEE STEWART Lois Lee Stewart, 69, of Red House, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, Thomas Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Born March 13, 1943, she was the daughter of the late James Lyons and Ruth Jefferies Lyons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Norman Wayne Stewart; and one brother, James Lyons Jr. Survivors include her daughter and husband, Debbie and Steve Harmon of Buffalo; son and wife, David and Misty Stewart of Poca; grandchildren, Chris (Callie) Harmon, Shawn (Courtney) Harmon, Bryan Harmon, Dakota W. Stewart and Montana D. Stewart; great-grandchildren, Kaydy Jo Harmon, Cameron W. Harmon, Logan Leanne Harmon and Haylee A. Harmon; sister, Pearl Welch of Gallipolis; and brother, Wayne (Patricia) Lyons of Eleanor. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, September 13, at Haven of Rest Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Red House, with Pastor Paul Browning officiating. The family suggests donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.

Tuesday,September 18,2012 – Page 17 Online condolences may be sent to the family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

MARIAN FLESHMAN WEBER Marian Fleshman Weber, 86, of St. Albans, passed away September 4, 2012, at CAMC Memorial Hospital. She was born in Louisville, Ky., on September 26, 1925, and was the daughter of Charles M. and Katherine Phelps Fleshman, both of whom preceded her in death. Marian was a member of First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans. She was the widow of Eric Weber. She is survived by two daughters, Beth Cipoletti of Charleston and Paige Weber and her husband, Mark Starcher, of McLean, Va.; five grandchildren, Ellen Cipoletti Nonnemacher and her husband, Ben, of Reading, Pa., Doug Cipoletti and his wife, Shannon, of Oak Hill, Ann Cipoletti of Red Bank, N.J., Jack Starcher of New York City, N.Y., and Meg Starcher of Graz, Austria; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Marian was held Sunday, September 9, at First Presbyterian Church, St. Albans, with Pastor Paul Romine officiating. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, assisted the Weber family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

PATRICIA ANN WHITE Patricia Ann White, 77, of St. Albans, passed away peacefully at her home after her courageous battle with cancer on September 5, 2012. Funeral services were private and held at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens with Chaplain Pete Thompson of Hospice officiating. Funeral arrangements were handled by Cooke and Pauley Funeral Home, Nitro. Patricia was born in Sewell on May 25, 1937, to George and Martha Evelyn Rowe. Patricia married Forrest White on October 22, 1955, and was married almost 57 years. By the time she was 25, Patricia who had never left West Virginia

prior to age 18 - had five children and had traveled to and lived in several countries around the world. Patricia enjoyed being with her six children, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren more than anything else in her life. Patricia worked with the state of West Virginia from August of 1976 until she retired in October 1991. Patricia is survived by her six children, William and wife, Kathryn White, Brenda and husband, Don Brogan, Harlan and wife, Sharon White, Judith and husband, Gary Ballard, Michael and wife, Ann White, and James White. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest White; mother, Martha Evelyn Rowe; father, George T. Rowe; and one sister, Iris. Patricia has one surviving sister and three surviving brothers. The family requests that donations are sent to Hospice Care, Kanawha Blvd. W., 1606 Charleston, WV 25387-2536. The family of Patricia White wishes to thank Tammy Hale, RN; Lyan Halstead, social worker; and Pete Thompson, chaplain.

PATRICIA ANN YORK Patricia Ann York, 60, of Winfield, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012, at CAMC General Hospital. Patricia was born September 21, 1951, in Wheeling, and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Burskey Long. Patricia is survived by her husband, James York; her daughters, Marci Stange and her husband, Jeff, of Fairchance, Pa., and Tina Wingard and her husband, Mike, of Connellsville, Pa.; her stepchildren, Todd York and his wife, Shizue, of Hurricane, Chris York of Germany, Adam York and his wife, Yvette, of Alexandria, Va., and Stephanie York of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; her sister, Shelia Defreze of Smyrna, Tenn.; her brothers, Tom Long of Virginia Beach, Va., David York of Smyrna and Kenny Long of Fox River Grove, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 13, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with Pastor Greg Blake officiating. A private family burial was held in Teays Valley Memory Gardens. To share a memory of Patricia, or to express condolences, please visit

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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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SPECIALS GOING ON! – Doors, Skirting, Windows, etc. (304) 391-5863. (rtc 10-11 hmo) EMPLOYMENT

BOOKKEEPER NEEDED - for firm in Teays Valley WV. Prefer accounting and bookkeeping experience, as well




as experience in the use of QuickBooks, Excel and Word. Will train qualified candidate. Pay is $12 per hour. Please email resume to (4t 9-18)

answer phones, scanning, filing and data entry, knowledge in MS Office. Resumes and references required. 304-757-6880. (rtc 7-31)

DANNY’S HILLBILLY DITCHDIGGERS – Water, electric, gas & drain lines installed. 304586-9914, 304-3890715. (rtc 11-29)

TEAYS VALLEY INS U R A N C E AGENCY - looking for licensed or nonlicensed person to

PART-TIME FREELANCE WRITERS NEEDED – Putnam and Cabell counties. Please call 304743-6731. (rtc)


BEDPLASTIC LINER – for LWB GM truck. $40.00.


Phone 304-7434861. (rtc) VINTAGE JEWELRY – Call 304-6383865. (rtc 4-24) NORITAKE CHINA - Golden Cove 5 piece place setting, service for 12. Original $1,650, asking $1,200. Call for more information 304-757-4584. (rtc)

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MOBILE HOME PARTS: WINTER SPECIALS – Doors, Skirting, Windows, etc. (304) 391-5863. (rtc 10-11 hmo)

SERVICES: CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION – 304-544-6304. Contractorʼs License #WV043966. Free estimates. (4tp 2-7)

FOR RENT: 2 BEDROOM HOME, ONA – Reduced rent for retired female to care for 3-year-old next door, 6-8 days/month. 304-412-1926. (2tc 2-21)


HOUSE FOR RENT – Milton, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, brick. $700 month/$500 damage deposit. 304-743-0334, 304-939-2294. (1tp 2-28) MILTON APARTMENT FOR RENT – 1 BR upstairs. Electric range/refrigerator. Walking distance to stores/school. No pets. $350/month + 1 month security. 304743-8606. (2tp 2-21)

EMPLOYMENT: CCCSO IS GROWING – We are looking for CNAʼs and Home Care Aide that would like to grow with us. Starting wage: CNAʼs $8.75; Home Care Aid $8.00. For more information please contact Mrs. Perry at 304-529-4952. (2tc 2-21)

COMMERCIAL CLEANERS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS - Buffalo, full-time, Day & Evenings. Benefits and Vacation. Must pass background check. 304-768-6309. (4tc 2-7 occ)

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - @ Sarah's Heart Childcare, serious inquiries only 304-757-7701. (4tc 1-24 shc)

MILTON TEACHER NEEDS – dayshift help with adult autistic son, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Reliable, caring adult only apply. (304) 743-2429. (5t 2-7)

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

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WINFIELD FROM PAGE 1 For the night, Lewis carried the ball 34 times for 240 yards. With the victory,Winfield goes to 2-2 on the season while Riverside falls to 1-3. The Generals will likely see their playoff chances improved with Friday night's victory. In the first high school football playoff rankings released last week by the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission, Winfield was ranked No. 19. The top 16 teams in each division qualify for the playoffs. Updated rankings reflecting this past weekend's scores will be released Tuesday afternoon. Winfield stays at home this week for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with Point Pleasant High School.

Buffalo beats Greenbrier West 29-20

: A large crowd turned out Friday night in Winfield to see the General's first home game of the season. Winfield stays home again this week for a 7:30 p.m. Friday contest against Point Pleasant. Photo by Jack Bailey Point Pleasant will bring a 3-0 record into the contest at Winfield.

Last week, the Big Blacks were ranked No. 9 in Class AAA.

Hurricane falls to George Washington 41-15 CHARLESTON – In an early season contest featuring two playoff contenders, the George Washington High School Patriots ran over the Hurricane High Redskins 41-15 Friday night. Behind the running game of senior Tailback Ryan Switzer, the Patriots were able to run for 380 yards on the night. Switzer himself, who has already committed to play college football at North Carolina, carried the ball 31 times for 265 yards.

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The Redskins usually high powered offense faced a stingy George Washington defense and was able to only churn out 105 yards on the ground on 30 carries to go with 178 yards through the air. Highlights for the Redskins included a 29-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Austin Hensley to Zach Pate to close the score to 21-7 at halftime, and a 30-yard second half scoring toss from Hensley to Steven Handley.

Both teams came into the contest tied for No. 12 in the first high school playoff rankings that were released last week. The top 16 teams in each division make the playoffs. With the loss, Hurricane falls to 22 on the season while GeorgeWashington improves to 3-1. Hurricane is off this week. The Redskin's next game will be Friday, Sept. 28, at home against Capital High School.

CHARMCO – Behind an inspired defensive effort, the Buffalo Bison pulled off a huge upset on Friday night defeating previously unbeaten and top ranked Greenbrier West High School 29-20. Greenbrier West entered the game with a 3-0 record, and ranked as the No. 1 team in Class A in the state high school football rankings that were released last week. Buffalo entered the game 1-1, and on the outside looking in at the playoffs being ranked No. 22 in last week's rankings. The top 16 teams in each division make the playoffs. But rankings didn't matter as much on the evening as Buffalo's stingy defense which forced two key turnovers that resulted in Bison touchdowns. On the first, Buffalo's Laythen Good recovered a fumble and ran 44 yards for a touchdown. That was followed less than a minute later by an interception from the Bison's Levi Jordan who returned the ball 82 yards for another touchdown. In all, Buffalo forced five turnovers on the evening. With the win, the Bison improves to 2-1 on the season. After two weeks on the road, Buffalo returns home this Friday for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with Gilmer County. The game marks the start of three straight games that the Bison will play at home.

Chapmanville defeats Poca 34-33 CHAPMANVILLE – Chapmanville defeated Poca High School 3433 in Friday night football action. With the loss, the Dots fall to 2-2 on the season, while Chapmanville saw its record improve to 2-2 with the win. Poca returns home this week for a 7:30 p.m. contest against Scott High School.

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