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Area Charity provides support to the Disadvantaged

Vicki Ballengee with Tyler Mountain / Cross Lanes Community Services. HURRICANE -- Vicki Ballengee had volunteered her time at Tyler Mountain / Cross Lanes Community Services, she told the Putnam Rotary Club at the group's Sept.11 meeting. A few months ago the opportunity came to take on executive leadership of the organization while coordinating the job with personal business duties, she said. She was drawn to the calling by its mission of service to the unemployed and disadvantaged in Putnam County, Cross Lanes SEE CHARITY ON PAGE 4

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Winfield drops close game to Point Pleasant 18-13 By Jack Bailey jackbailey@theputnamstandard.com

WINFIELD – In a showdown of potential Class AAA playoff teams, the Point Pleasant Big Blacks used a fourth quarter rally to defeat the Winfield Generals 18-13 Friday night in Winfield. Point Pleasant entered the game ranked No. 7 in the latest Class AAA football rankings, while Winfield was tied for No. 16. The top 16 teams in each class qualify for post season play. Point Pleasant struck first on the evening when quarterback Aden Yates dove in from two yards out for a touchdown as the first quarter was winding down. Winfield's defense blocked the extra point, making the score 60. The Generals answered with a

The Winfield Generals offense lines up against Point Pleasant Friday night in Winfield. Photo by Jack Bailey

scoring drive of their own as Winfield quarterback Toby Show hit receiver Kris Turner on a 21yard touchdown pass. With the

extra point, Winfield went up 76, and carried that lead into the locker room at halftime. The third quarter saw both

teams dig in on defense, and the score remained 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter. In the final period, the Big Blacks struck first with a 14 yard scoring run. Point Pleasant opted to go for 2 points, but didn't convert, making the score 127. Winfield answered with a scoring drive of its own with Show hitting his receiver on a 6-yard touchdown pass to go up 13-12. Point Pleasant then mounted what proved to be the game winning drive. First, Big Blacks quarterback Yates connected on a long pass play that moved the ball 40 yards down the field. Then Yates kept the ball himself and was able to scamper into the endzone from 28 yards out for the game's final score, 18-13. SEE WINFIELD ON PAGE 22

Debra Howard named county Teacher of the Year SUBMITTED ARTICLE POCA - Debra Howard, a physical education teacher at George Washington Middle School, has been named Putnam County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2012-13. Howard, a graduate of West Virginia University, has been a teacher and coach at George Washington Middle School since 1982. She was been honored for her teaching and leadership a number of times, including having been GW Middle Teacher of the Year in 2005, 2008, and 2012; Putnam County Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2008; and West Virginia Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2001. Additionally, during her time

at GW, Howard was named PEIA Pathways to Wellness Coordinator of the Year in 2005, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Merit Teacher of the Year in 1990, and West Virginia Schools Athletic Coaches Regional Coach of the Year in 1990. Howard is active in several professional associations, including the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD) and the West Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WVAHPERD), as well as the Council for Adventure and Outdoor Education. Howard believes her passion for fitness coupled with a love of children has enabled her to be a

Debra Howard successful teacher and role model for students. “I am high energy, intense and enthusiastic,” she says, “and this has enabled me to reach children who

may be negative about physical activity. I have an excellent rapport with my students and they know, from my actions, that I truly care about them.” According to Howard, this motivates students to work hard and do well. Howard is dedicated to fostering appreciation of fitness so students can continue to be physically active throughout their lives. She holds high expectations to encourage students to reach their potential while appreciating their developmental differences and personal goals. “Seeing students blossom from sixth grade to eighth grade and learn to appreciate a physiSEE HOWARD ON PAGE 4

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Page 2 –Tuesday,September 25,2012 Creative Sharing: Arts and Crafts Workshop Series "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 www.hurriCulloden, WV; canechurch.com. There is no charge for the series. Please Contact Cathy Schrader to register: 304-760-8411.

Martial Art – Shen Chun Do & Escrima Shen Chun Do, the art of world champion Graciela Casillas will be offered at the Valley Park Community Center on Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 27 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 8 to Adult. Escrima will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 27 following the Shen Chun Do class at 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ages 12 to Adult. Cost is $40 a month per class or $50 a month if you take both classes. For more information call Bill at 304-760-1015.

“Mansion by Candlelight” Blennerhassett Island by Night! Spend an autumn evening with the Blennerhassetts on Friday or Saturday October 12th and 13th. Space is limited and reservations are required – call 304-420-4800 for tickets. Tickets must be reserved by October 9 and will be mailed if time allows or they can be picked up at the Blennerhassett Museum located at 2nd & Juliana Streets in downtown Parkersburg, WV. Payment is by cash, major credit card, check, or money order. This is a rain or shine event and we do not offer refunds. Tickets Prices: Mansion by Candlelight – Round-trip sternwheeler ride, a horse-drawn wagon ride, and event activities. $25 Adults - $17 children ages 3-12.

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Harvest Supper – A picnic style meal. Supper Times: 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 - $15 (all ages) Boat departs from Civitan Park in Belpre, Ohio Boat Department times to the Island – 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 Boat return times from the Island – 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 and then every 30 minutes until everyone is returned to the docking area. Remember, make reservations on or before October 9th.

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

Trick or Treat set for Oct. 30 The Putnam County Commission has 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.

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.

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

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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 www.wvbankruptcylawcenter.com.

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

“The Wall That Heals” to be at Pumpkin Park The Wall That Heals will be arriving in Milton on Tuesday, October 2nd and will be displayed at the Pumpkin Festival October 4-7. The half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. with more than 58,000 names is 250 feet long and 6 feet tall. All military, active and Veterans, will be given free admission to the Pumpkin Festival, as a small token of thanks for all that our military do. “Bringing the Wall Home” to communities throughout the country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist, once more, among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit allows the thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of ‘facing the Wall” to find strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to continue. The Wall That Heals features a Traveling Museum and Information Center providing an educational component to enrich and complete visitor’s experiences. The Museum chronicles the Vietnam War era and the unique healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while the In-

formation Center serves as a venue for people to learn about friends and loved ones lost in the war.

Autoimmune Support Group An autoimmune support groups meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at noon. The meeting is held in the upper level of the September House located beside Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 850 Norway Avenue, Huntington. For additional information, call Carolyn Hopper at 781-7434 or Kimberly Marcum at 7364957.

Caregiver Support Program The Family Caregiver Support Program offers support, training and relief to those providing fulltime caregiving for a loved one. Services include in-home respite and counseling. Putnam Aging, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and the Metro Area Agency on Aging sponsors the program. For more information, contact Sally Halstead, 304-562-9451.

PCTC Adult Learning Center provides Academic Remediation Students prepare for various types of testing including ACT, GED, and LPN. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Friday. For more info. call 5862411.

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

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

Tarot Reading When: Monday, October 1st Where: South Charleston Public Library Lezah, from the Psychic Eye in South Charleston, will kick off the Halloween Season by giving Tarot Readings from 6-8 p.m. Come join in for the fun!

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

Huntington's Disease Support Group Formed A peer-led Huntington's Disease Support Group has been formed in Charleston for patients, families, caregivers and those at risk. The meetings are held on the second Saturday of

The Putnam Standard the month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital. For more information, call 304-549-3266 or debarm@suddenlink.net.

Alcoholics Anonymous Can Help If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous at 1.800.333.5051 or find meeting locations at www.aawv.org.

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

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

Bingo Every Wednesday night (7:00 p.m.) VFW Post 9097, Teays Valley Road. Public invited.

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

Schools Developmental Screening 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.

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


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West Virginia Big Buck Contest Begins with Bow Season

Tuesday,September 25,2012 – Page 3

WeeklyDevotional By Mary Jane

FRENCH CREEK – The September 29 opening of the bow hunting season for deer also marks the beginning of the annual West Virginia Big Buck Contest. Antlered deer taken between September 29 and December 31, 2012, are eligible to be scored and entered. “During this time, any hunter who bags a deer in West Virginia with antlers having eight or more points, a 26-inch beam length and points that are more than eight inches long may have a winning buck,” according to Gene Thorn, chairman of the West Virginia Big Buck Contest Review Committee. “Antlers will be measured according to the official scoring system for North American big game animals established by the Boone and Crockett Club.” Plaques will be awarded to eight overall first place winners for typical and non-typical bucks in gun, bow, muzzleloader and crossbow (physically challenged)

categories at next year’s National Hunting and Fishing Day Celebration, which will be held at Stonewall Resort State Park on the fourth weekend in September. Gun and muzzleloader hunters whose bucks score more than 140 points typical or 165 non-typical will receive certificates commemorating the entry of their bucks into the West Virginia Big Buck Contest and Records Keeping Program. Bowhunters or physically challenged crossbow hunters whose bucks score more than 125 points typical or 155 non-typical will also receive certificates. There were 105 new entries into the Big Buck Records last year that were taken during the 2011 season. The season total showed 28 bucks taken by gun hunters, two by muzzleloaders, 23 by bowhunters and two by crossbows (physically challenged). Bucks taken in previous years may still be scored for a cer-

tificate and entry into the records, if they meet the minimum score. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR), Izaak Walton League of West Virginia, West Virginia Bowhunter’s Association, West Virginia Muzzleloader’s Association, West Virginia Physically Challenged Advisory Board and Toyota are again sponsoring the contest. An Official Measurers List is maintained on the DNR’s website: www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/BigBuckContest.shtm, or contact any DNR district office. Phone numbers and addresses are listed in the 2012-2013 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary. Appointments must be made for scoring trophies. Many hunters have their deer scored by a team of official measurers during the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show, which is held in late January at the Charleston Civic Center.

Chamber, Standard sponsor Candidate Forum STAFF REPORT HURRICANE - The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Generation Putnam and The Putnam Standard are hosting a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club. “The Chamber of Commerce does not endorse candidates, but does encourage its members

and the public to acquaint themselves with the candidates in order to become better informed voters,” said Marty Chapman, Chamber of Commerce President. Candidates for all contested State Legislature and Putnam County offices have been invited to address the public and respond to questions taken from the audience attending the

forum. Reservations are requested and seating is limited. There is a $15 charge for lunch. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Chamber office at 304-757-6510, Chamber@putnamcounty.org or visit www.putnamchamber.org to register.

“ASSEMBLE TOGETHER” Thought for the week: And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy… GENESIS 2:3 (KJV) Every summer a local church assembles together for their one day annual dinner, and it is not held at the church, but at the home of a gracious couple who opens the doors of their home and welcome all who want to attend. God has blessed them with land to provide many activities for young and old to enjoy, including a heated pool, canoes for the river which runs beside the property, hayrides to ride and see a log cabin in the woods, many outdoor games to play, and as always a feast of good food to enjoy for the day. Tables and chairs are set up in the large yard under big old shade trees where birds are chirping, and the church youth gather to sing hymns of song on the white covered porch. The pastor presents his teachings for all to listen to while clouds of cotton roll under the blue skies. You feel welcomed with God’s presence. All of us live in areas with at least ten surrounding churches to attend, and most of them encounter some type of problem. Of course we know the devil has to keep his attendance up also. Yet here is a house sitting on a farm with just as much love inside the door as the greatest chapel in the world. Isn’t this what God intended for us to do? We are to assemble ourselves together in His name and give our thanks and praises and commune with him. In Hebrews 13:15 it says, “By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.” Our forefathers began this way and the Amish continue this today. We are so blessed to have many fine church buildings around us constructed by our past ancestors to worship in and the freedom to do so. We also have fellowship halls where praises to God can be given in many different ways. We don’t need more church buildings. We just need more people to keep our churches strong so they will forever stand for our future generations to come. If you are not attending a church may I suggest that you try one this coming week. We took sweet counsel together; and walked unto the house of God in company. Psalm 55:14. Prayer: Our heavenly Father, thank you for good people everywhere who are blessed to share their kindness with others. May we not become so thoughtless we forget that You have given us the freedom of worship.We are to be fishermen, leading others to know You. Amen.

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

Best Tuna Casserole Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 cup frozen green peas 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup 1/2 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms 1 cup crushed potato chips

Art by Natalie Larson

Directions Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix noodles, onion, 1 cup cheese, peas, tuna, soup and mushrooms. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish, and top with potato chip crumbs and remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is bubbly.

Happy Anniversary! Carl & Patsy Davis

September Birthdays! Happy Birthday to ALL

Bonnie Perry Jack Perry Sue Meadows Danyale Stanley Maylener Davis Gabriel Hussell Donnie Adkins Ann Lowe Whitney Shull Del Bishop Melissa Cyfers George Neal Debra A. Saville Mary L. Shiltz Donna K. Sovine Karyn C. Stagg

Pat W. Stanley Lucy Sullivan Eric Tarr Clyde L. Taylor Shirley P. Taylor Justin S. Thornton Martha A. Powers Mark Wallace Gloria S. Ward Corletta R. Watkins George R. Watson Jewell K. Whittaker Lonnie W. Wilcoxen Jr. Lois N. Workman Craig S. Zappin

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

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Meeting Scheduled to Discuss WV Farm to School Program A meeting is scheduled for 7 PM, September 27th at the Putnam County Old Courthouse (3389 Winfield Rd., Winfield) to discuss the Farm to School program. Farmers and Youth Group Leaders are encouraged to attend. The objective of the program is to promote student consumption of produce and meat from local farmers in our school cafeterias. Incorporating locally-grown, farm fresh produce as part of a school nutrition program creates a relationship that positively impacts our farms, schools and students!

The program is also designed to stimulate interest in our youth to grow food and supply school cafeterias with nutritious food. When schools purchase food from farmers and school youth groups (FFA and 4-H) it helps support the local economy while providing higher quality food to our students. Each of the student groups participating in the project will work with their local farmers, teachers/leaders and Extension personnel to learn how to: 1) grow produce or meat to sell to their school cafeterias, 2) keep records and determine the

costs of production (using 4-H project books or FFA SAE reports), and 3) learn management practices to provide a quality product in a timely fashion. For more information call the WVU Extension Office at (304) 5860217. (Programs and activities offered by the West Virginia University Extension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, and marital or family status).

In addition to a Thanksgiving dinner, the Cross Lanes group has 100 volunteers who deliver Christmas baskets. "I'm not talking about a basket you can hold in your hand," she said. "I'm talking about a ham or turkey, and flour and sugar and canned goods and milk and fresh-baked bread and eggs -delivered on Christmas eve morning." The typical family assisted by Tyler Mountain / Cross Lanes Community Services has income of about $1,200 a month and expenses of $1,600 a month. Many retirees living on a low fixed income are now trying to care for their grandchildren due to drug addiction and other circumstances with the parents. The organization operates a "backpack snack" program through two elementary schools. Counselors identify families where children may be going hungry over a weekend. Volunteers put together a "Kroger's bag" of kids-friendly healthy snacks and deliver them

on Thursdays. The next day, school counselors place the bags in student backpacks. The program is now up to 80 students at a cost of $80 per child for a year. "I get many calls from Putnam," she said. "A lot of people think Putnam County is elite, but there are a lot of people that need help." Tyler Mountain / Cross Lanes Community Services is supported by United Way and the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, but much of the help comes through private donations. Then at times there are situations like the Tyson truck at Scott Depot with 17 cases of chicken shipped by mistake. A volunteer came to the food pantry at a midnight hour to accept the donation. Ballengee tries never to refuse a request for assistance. "I try to give alternatives," she says. For donations and volunteer help, contact Ballengee at (304) 552-8427.

honor Debbie,” said Superintendent Chuck Hatfield. “Even more importantly,” he states, “in this age of increasing obesity, she is in the forefront of promoting

healthy lifestyles. She helps kids understand the importance and benefits of fitness. That is something that will last a lifetime.”

CHARITY FROM PAGE 1 and Dunbar. Ballengee is the only paid employee of the organization, and working by contract at that, to hold expenses to a minimum. Everything else comes through donations and services by volunteers -- over 100 volunteers in a year operating on a budget of $97,000. Office space is provided by the Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. A food pantry operates out of Perrow Presbyterian Church. The food pantry is open two days a week and staffed by eight volunteers. Last month, 107 families were served through the food pantry. Ballengee also issued food vouchers to 115 families, provided utility assistance to 26 households and helped to resolve an eviction notice. The cost of food vouchers for the month was $2,400. There is assistance on occasion with baby food, diapers and clothing. And even with emergency gasoline.

HOWARD FROM PAGE 1 cally active lifestyle…are the rewards I find in teaching,” said Howard. “Helping students “blossom” for 30 years is reason enough to

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“The Silver Bridge Disaster of 1967” to be available at Museum beginning October 1st The people along the Ohio River near the town of Point Pleasant, WV, had long wished for a bridge. The river was not overly wide, but reaching the other side was difficult and sometimes impossible. In 1927 the area’s prayers seemed to be answered when construction of a bridge between Point Pleasant, WV and Kanauga, OH began. When completed the bridge was called the “Silver Bridge”. On December 15, 1967, at the height of rush hour the Silver Bridge collapsed. Forty six people lost their lives that night. Almost everyone in the area and for miles around was touched by this tragic event. Using the archives of the Point Pleasant River Museum as a launching point, Stephan Bullard, Bridget Gromek, Martha Fout and Ruth Fout weave together period photographs and firsthand eyewitness accounts to create a compelling narrative of this horrific tragedy. The Images of America book

“The Silver Bridge Disaster of 1967” will be available at the Point Pleasant River Museum beginning October 1st. Martha and Ruth Fout, who work at the museum, will autograph your book if you wish. Those who have viewed the book say it is a book well done, a book that families will cherish from generation to generation, it is a keepsake, and it is a history book. Tourists will want to get the book because the

collapse of the bridge was known through-out the world. It would make a great gift for Christmas or any other occasion. There will be a reception at the Point Pleasant River Museum on December 15, the 45th anniversary of the fall of the bridge where all the authors are expected to be there to sign books. If you purchase your book early at the museum and want to bring it back to be signed by all the authors you may do so. Several family members of those who were on the bridge, some of the survivors of the collapse along with retired State Trooper Rudy Odell who was the first law enforcement officer, on the WV side, to arrive on the scene will be at the museum on that day. The book will sell for $21.99 plus tax and there will be a small charge for postage if mailed. With a credit card you can make the purchase over the phone. If you have questions, please call Martha or Ruth at the museum 304-674-0144.

Letter to the Editor: Dear Editor: As students are starting a new school year, the West Virginia Association of School Nurses (WVASN) has an important message: make sure your preteens and teens are up-to-date on their meningococcal vaccinations. The fact is, many are not – public health officials just released a report showing that although West Virginia’s meningococcal vaccination rates have improved, 45 percent of our adolescents have not been vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but serious disease that can kill a child in just one day. Vaccination is the best way to help prevent the disease. Parents need to make sure their children are vaccinated beginning at age 11 or 12, and health officials also recommend that teens receive a booster dose by age 18 to help protect them during the years they’re at greatest risk. With their children back in school, parents shouldn’t delay getting them vaccinated. For adolescents, many activities that go hand-in-hand with school, such as sharing water bottles or eating utensils and kissing, can actually increase their risk of con-

tracting meningitis. Education is the first step: we’re calling on Atlanta parents to help us boost vaccination rates by speaking with their child’s health care provider about vaccination. Visit www.VoicesOf-

Meningitis.org or join the conversation on Facebook. Melanie Kearns West Virginia Association of School Nurses (WVASN) Winfield, WV

Tuesday,September 25,2012 – Page 5

Velma’s View By Velma Kitchens

The Thought of Autumn The thought of Autumn brings sad feelings to me. I feel as if something has died and will never come back. I know that Winter is coming and I don’t really like Winter. But the snow is pretty on days we don’t have to go out and drive. The thought of the leaves turning colors and falling has always seemed odd. Why can’t the leaves stay green all the time? I know there is a scientific reason for this, but it still doesn’t make it any easier. I enjoy the different colors and I once read where someone said that Autumn is the bursting Spring just before Winter. I guess we could look at it like that. I love Spring and Summer and I like Fall. But the Winter is hard to bear sometimes. God made all the seasons and He made man to enjoy them all. I know people who come to life in the Fall… They are just so energetic after a hot Summer. They really look forward to the Fall. I just don’t understand. I love West Virginia and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. The mountains are so beautiful… especially in the Fall. I think I have talked myself into enjoying this autumn.

New Beginning Digital Photography Class Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is hosting a photography class instructed by Laura Moul. Classes will be held in the Commons of Putnam County by the Wave Pool for three consecutive Tuesday’s Oct. 2, 9, 16, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register please contact Laura at 7438281 or call the Park Office at 304-562-0518 ext. 10.

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Outdoors

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P.E.T.A., the common cure for Outdoors-writer's Block

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr. davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com

I've been writing an outdoors column in various papers since I was, I think, 19 years old. That's a lot of columns and the question comes up occasionally, “where do you get the ideas for your columns?” Sometimes, the ideas seem pretty obvious from something I've seen or something that is going on in the world. But sometimes, I'm just plain skunked for an idea and reach for the ace up my sleeve. The surefire cure of writer's block for any

outdoors writer is a quick visit to the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals' Web site. There, I can see what big-shot actor or musician I can have a grudge against this week or what little kid's fishing birthday-party fishing derby P.E.T.A. is trying to shut down, etc. This week, it's Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney and Laura Bell Bundy. Of course, everybody knows who Paul McCartney is and Justin Bieber is annoying enough that it's hard not to know who he is. I had never heard of Laura Bell Bundy and had to look her up. She sings the kind of pop music they play on today's “country” radio stations. Now the only thing I can find wrong with Laura Bell Bundy's P.E.T.A. ad is, well, she is involved with P.E.T.A. In the ad, she says don't leave dogs in hot cars. OK, I can live with that. There is nothing wrong, I suppose, with telling people not to leave dogs in hot cars. Paul McCartney was the one who got me fired up. He's made a pro-vegetarian, anti-fishing poster for P.E.T.A with this quote from himself “Many years ago, I was fishing and as I was reeling in

the poor fish and I realized 'I was killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me.' And something inside me clicked. I realized, as I watched him fight for breath, that his life was as important to him as mine was to me.” You know who has time to think about this stuff? People who don't work for a living, that's who. Paul McCartney is worth nearly a billion dollars. There's nothing wrong with having money, but there is something definitely wrong with some billionaire strolling in like he's so important that I'm going to automatically care about what he has to say about how to spend my free time. He's got enough money to play golf on the moon, for crying out loud. Compared to him, my pastime options are extremely limited and he needs to leave them alone. If Paul McCartney is reading The Putnam Standard and The Cabell Standard – which he, as all people, should – I would like him to know this – when you spew this virulent anti-fishing poppycock, you are standing on our shoulders. We invented, yes, we invented this cause of preserving

and conserving wildlife. We the people who actually commune with nature and fish streams own this cause and are not going to hand it over. While you can trace the practice of modern conservation back to the birth of scientific forestry during the 1700s in Germany (specifically Prussia, there was no country of Germany in those days), that was more timber management than anything else. If you want to find the first people who sought to preserve nature itself, look to fishermen on the streams. I can show you arguments for conserving fish dating back to “Treatise of Fyshing Wyth An Angle” back in the 1400s. That was written by a fisherman, not some billionaire music-industry or Hollywood big shot. We were the ones who since the late 19th Century have converted miles upon miles of stream from barren wastewater to living, vibrant streams. Some, such as Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, have had the power to make great strides in this effort, but we outdoors folk have all done our part. I could also say that McCartney

should put his money where his mouth is. We did. McCartney's net worth is $800 million. Since 1939, hunters and anglers have paid $5 billion in excise taxes – that money is used to manage and protect wildlife. In 2009 alone, that tax revenue was $336 billion. That's just the amount paid in taxes from the gear we purchase, not including the money raised by such worthy groups as Trout Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation, both of which spend a great deal of money to protect and preserve wildlife, as opposed to using its money to run ads with out-of-touch movie stars and musicians. P.E.T.A. can keep Justin Bieber, Bundy and Paul McCartney. They can keep blowing money on their ads nobody but the Hollywood elite pays attention to anyway. We'll stick with the legacies of Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover and get back to our tireless work of doing real things to save and preserve America's streams and forests. Contact David Payne Sr. at davidpayne@theputnamstandard.com.

Outdoors Roundup Fairmont State advances to national fishing tournament The Fairmont State University fishing team, which has been a powerhouse in the sport for several years, recently won the FLW

College Fishing Northern Conference Championship Sept. 13 - 15 on Philpott Lake in Virginia. Representing the school were Ryan Radcliff of Parkersburg and Wil Dieffenbauch of Hundred.

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Fairmont won second place last year. Before the tournament, the students predicted that they would need to catch 8 pounds of qualifying fish on each of the three days to win the tournament. They won the tournament, with 24 pounds, 12 ounces of fish. Fairmont State had avenged its second-place showing last year to net the team’s first-ever conference championship victory. “It feels amazing. I don’t even know what to do now,” said Dieffenbauch. “After last year, we wanted to win this title badly. Now I’m getting greedy. I want to win a national championship.” The tournament awards more than just bragging rights and a berth in the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship. The college netted a fully rigged Ranger Z117 for their bass club. “It’s just awesome,” said Radcliff. “I started fishing with Will this year and we really worked well together. He taught me so much and I was able to keep

learning like crazy throughout the season. But even a few weeks ago, I honestly would not have dreamed that we’d win this thing.” The duo used drop-shot equipped with a 4-inch Robo worm in a Morning Dawn color to land a good part of their catch. But their largest fish ultimately came on a ½-ounce Swarming Hornet Fish Head Spin with a Yamamoto saltwater swimbait in a blue pearl/silver flake color. Red Spruce trees planted to commemorate 9/11 On Sept. 11, Americorps volunteers dug up more than 1,800 red spruce seedlings from power-line rights-of-way and transplanted them at Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County. The trees, if left where they naturally seeded, would have been cut or sprayed with herbicide during normal maintaining of the rightsof-way. The Patriot Day observance, which included a moment of silence for 9/11 victims, is part of the Central Appalachian Spruce

Restoration Initiative, which works to restore red-spruce stands. For more information about the initiative, visit restoreredspruce.org. American Chestnut Foundation summit slated The 2012 American Chestnut Summit will be held in Asheville, N.C. Oct. 19 – 21, where the latest scientific advancements and developments in the effort to restore the American chestnut tree to the Eastern U.S. forests. The event is presented by the American Chestnut Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. The Summit offers seminars, workshops, and field trips to explore all aspects of chestnut restoration. The American chestnut tree, which once dominated American forests, provided food for wildlife and millions of Americans, was wiped out by a disease accidentally imported from China in the early 1900s. The foundation has spent decades working to create an American chestnut tree that is resistant to the disease. For more information, visit www.acf.org.


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Celebrating 27 Years! West Virginia Pumpkin Festival

ALL ADMISSION $5.00! CHILDREN 5 and under – FREE! PARKING, $1.00. (For special group rates or additional information call 304638-1633). Gates open daily at 9:00 a.m. Thursday – Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Arts & Crafts galore at the Festival You will want to make sure to visit the Arts & Crafts tents this year as there will be something for everyone. You’ll find Letter photography, Acrylic Decorations Painting, Florals, Primitives, Candles, Handmade primitive furniture, Engraved

Stones, Hand painted gourds, Caricature Artist, Quilts, Handmade soaps, lotion, Indian jewelry, pottery, Stained Glass, Facepainting, handwoven baskets, Wooden Toys and more! There will be a metal artist, hand-dyed apparel, clay or-

naments, embroidered appliqué clothing and…. well, you’ll just have to come on out and see for yourself all of the great ‘goodies’ that are available - gathered in one special place – the 2012 West Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Milton!

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Pumpkins originated in Central America. The name pumpkin originated from "pepon" – the Greek word for "large melon." Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October. The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake. Colonists sliced off pumpkin tips; removed seeds and

filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie. Pumpkins were once rec-

ommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats. Native Americans called p u m p k i n s "isqoutm, or i s q u o t e r squash." Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.

Largest Pumpkin Weighing Contest The WV Pumpkin Festival offers not only the largest pumpkins - but numerous items - for sale at the annual Scholarship Auction. It is hoped that many will attend the festival and participate in purchasing the largest pumpkin grown in West Virginia or the largest out-of-state pumpkin submitted. Any high school senior planning to attend a college or university in West Virginia is eligible to apply for the $2,000.00 scholarship. The annual auction will be held on Sunday, October 7th, 4:00 PM at the Pumpkin Park, #1 Pumpkin Way.

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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Apple Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger pinch each allspice, nutmeg, mace 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 15 oz. can Libby's® Pumpkin 4 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup apple sauce 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter 1/2 cup Granny Smith apples, peeled & chopped

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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Pumpkin Fudge Ingredients: 2 cups sugar ½ cup pureed cooked pumpkin ½ cup evaporated milk ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ¼ cup butter ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts ¼ teaspoon cornstarch

Directions: 1. Combine sugar, pumpkin, milk, and spice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook until it forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water, or until reaches 236°F. Remove from heat 2. Add the nuts, butter, and vanilla; beat until mixture is creamy. 3. Pour into a buttered plate and allow to cool. Cut into small chunks and serve.

About the WV Pumpkin Festival Started in 1985, the festival was designed to help farmers with the raising and selling of pumpkins. Located in Milton, WV between the two cities of Huntington and Charleston along the I-64 corridor, the festival attracts attention from throughout the region. The festival features a variety of activities aimed at families.

WV Pumpkin Park Rules The West Virginia Pumpkin Festival is a family oriented event. In keeping with this, we desire to have a safe and family friendly environment. Therefore, the following dress code will be enforced and violations of the dress code will be grounds for dismissal from the park without refund of admission fee. Shirt and shoes are required and must be worn at all times. Sexually explicit wording or pictures, vulgar language or pictures, inflammatory or discriminatory wording or pictures are not allowed. Tattoos that fall into the above categories must be covered at all times. Undergarments must be covered at all times. Sexually revealing clothing is not allowed. All Pumpkin Park rules must be complied with at all events. These rules are posted at the entrance gates. No Alcoholic beverages or drugs. No pets allowed unless board approved No smoking Under Tents Thank you for your co-operation!


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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival GEORGE’S CLEANERS

“The Wall That Heals” to be at Pumpkin Park The Wall That Heals will be arriving in Milton on Tuesday, October 2nd and will be displayed at the Pumpkin Festival October 4-7. The half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. with more than 58,000 names is 250 feet long and 6 feet tall. All military, active and Veterans, will be given free admission to the Pumpkin Festival, as a small token of thanks for all that our military do.

“Bringing the Wall Home” to communities throughout the country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist, once more, among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit allows the thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of ‘facing the Wall” to find strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing

process to continue. The Wall That Heals features a Traveling Museum and Information Center providing an educational component to enrich and complete visitor’s exThe Museum periences. chronicles the Vietnam War era and the unique healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while the Information Center serves as a venue for people to learn about friends and loved ones lost in the war.

2012 WV Pumpkin Festival School Days Thursday October 4th or Friday October 5th The West Virginia Pumpkin Festival would like to invite teachers and their students to spend a fun and educational day at the 2012 West Virginia Pumpkin Festival on Thursday or Friday. There will be many of the activities that children have enjoyed in the past such as: Civil War Encampment Story Telling Many Old Time Crafts Pumpkin Decorating - for every child that would like to decorate their own pumpkin (ages preschool to 5th grades) Remember the rules: NO COMMERCIAL DECORATIONS, only those that the children think up. BE SURE TO BRING ALL MATERIALS and something to sit on. The

ground will be damp from the dew. ONLY DECORATED PUMPKINS can be taken off the grounds. Admission is $2.00 for each child and adult. Teachers, please make sure you give all your parents this information. We don't want any hard feelings over a pumpkin. A pamphlet of activities will be available. Note that activities may be added after the pamphlet is printed. In the Entertainment Building you will find age appropriate entertainment for the students. They can sing along or dance to the beat. In the Agriculture Tent you will find a "cow" (not real) to milk and a chicken laying eggs. Students can dig for potatoes, watch bees gathering honey

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Sunday, October 7th Throughout the day: Civil War Encampment, Kid’s Activities, Blacksmithing, Apple Butter Making, Broom Making & Lye Soap Making, Giant Pumpkins, Sorghum Molasses Making, Chainsaw Artist, Spinning, Weaving & Pottery Making, Grist Mill, Railroad Safety, Pumpkin Carriage Photos, Pumpkin Carving. Pumpkin Park Music Hall 12:00 p.m. – Jericho 1:00 p.m. – The West Virginians 2:00 p.m. – 2012 Scholarship Awards 2:15 p.m. - Jericho 3:00 p.m. – The West Virginians 4:00 p.m. – WVPF Scholarship Auction (Times and/or performances may be subject to change without notice).

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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Letter from West Virginia Pumpkin Festival President Bill Kelley

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Let me invite you to the 27th Annual West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, held in Milton, West Virginia on the 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th, of October 2012. Our theme for this year’s Festival is “West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Honors All Veterans”. The 2012 WV Pumpkin Festival Queen & Teen’s Pageant was held Sunday, August 26th at the WV Pumpkin Park. Our 2012 Queen is Whitney Johnson and our Teen is Madisen Burns. Our 2012 Children’s Pageant was held on Saturday, August 25th at the WV Pumpkin Park for children ages 0-12 years. This year we had our Pumpkin Run on Saturday, September 22nd, 7:00 a.m. The 5K Run/Walk started at Milton Baptist Church, 1139 Church Street and continued through the streets of Milton. Our Grande Parade was also held on Saturday, Sep-

tember 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Lineup began at 8:00 a.m. at the Pumpkin Park. We are proud to be honoring all Veterans this year by having the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on site “The Wall That Heals”. Come and celebrate with us this year as we host a cultural array of activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will be skilled artisans which will display a variety of crafts, numerous special exhibits and demonstrations, business displays of all types and some of the area’s finest musicians will provide entertainment. And of course good food of all kinds will be found on concession row. One of our main attractions for the Festival is School Days when thousands of elementary school kids come on Thursday and Friday morning to decorate pumpkins and show them

off. And of course it wouldn’t be a Pumpkin Festival without the Giant Pumpkin Contest. Could it be 500, 600 or will it be over 1100 lbs. that will win this year? There will be a Baking contest, a Black Smith, Sorghum Making, Apple Butter Making, Civil War Encampment, Grist Mill, Kettle Corn and much, much more. As you can see, there is a lot to see and do at the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival this year. Admission is $5.00 per person, Children 5 and under free. No pets allowed. I would like to thank all the members and those who have worked all year to make it all come together. Hope to see you all at the 2012 West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, October 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th. Bill Kelley - President

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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Scholarship 2012 The West Virginia Pumpkin Festival has been awarding scholarships for seventeen years. In January each year the festival sends letters and applications to every public high school in the state and also makes the application available on their website. After receiving applications from across the state, this year the Festival is awarding three scholarships in the amount of two-thousand dollars each. 2012 Recipients are: Kayla Goodwin from Parkersburg High School attending Marshall University Katellia (Katie) Hinkle from Cabell Midland High School attending Marshall University Alexis James-Joyce from Capitol High School attending Marshall University Congratulations to all!

2012 Festival offers many Special Events When you visit the 2012 WV Pumpkin Festival, you’re sure to find something interesting at every turn. Many special events are offered at this year’s festival including: Great Entertainment Chain Saw Carver Lye Soap Making Spinning, Weaving, & Pottery Demonstration Civil War Encampment Blacksmith Demonstration Apple Butter Making Grist Mill Giant Pumpkin Contest Zappo the Clown & Smiles the Clown Pumpkin Carriage Photos Railroad Safety – Drive a Train Sorghum Molasses Making Arts & Crafts Business Booths And don’t forget while visiting the Festival, be sure to stop by one of the many food booths along the way. Word has it, from reliable sources, that the Festival is THE place to find some of the most delicious foods you’ll ever want to sample… it’s just downright delicious!

WV Pumpkin Festival Officers President – Bill Kelley 1stVice President – DavidVititoe 2nd Vice President – David Poore Secretary – Barbara Brooks Assistant Secretary – Amy Leslie Treasurer – Don McCroskey Assistant Treasurer – Rodman Lowe

Did you know that the Irish brought the tradition of pumpkin carving to America? The tradition originally started with the carving of turnips. When the Irish immigrated to the U.S., they found pumpkins so plentiful and pumpkins were much easier to carve for their ancient holiday.


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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Autumn Casserole Serves: 8 Total Time: 47 min Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 32 min Ingredients Topping 4 teaspoon(s) sugar • 3 cup(s) cornflakes, • coarsely crumbled 3/4 cup(s) pecans, • chopped 4 tablespoon(s) but• ter, melted Apple Mixture 2 1/2 tablespoon(s) • butter • 6 1/2 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced (not too thin) • 4 teaspoon(s) granulated sugar Squash Mixture • 6 cup(s) (fresh or frozen cubed butternut or other dry) squash, boiled until tender • 4 tablespoon(s) butter • 2 tablespoon(s) brown sugar • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix topping ingredients in a bowl; set aside. Prepare apples: Heat 2 1/2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add apples and sauté about 3 minutes, or until tender. Stir in granulated sugar. Transfer to a glass or ceramic 9" x 13" baking pan, spreading apples evenly. Prepare squash: In a bowl, mash cooked squash with 4 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, and salt. Spread squash evenly over apples. Sprinkle cornflake topping over squash. Bake for 20 minutes, or until topping is golden brown and crunchy.


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West Virginia Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Squares Enjoy a favorite fall flavor in a sweet new way: pumpkin cake squares topped with cream cheese frosting. Ingredients 4 eggs, beaten • • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin 1 1/3 cups sugar • • 1 cup vegetable oil • 2 cups flour • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt • • 2 teaspoons cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ginger or nutmeg • 1 3-ounce package

cream cheese, softened • 1/4 cup butter 3/4 teaspoon vanilla • extract • 2 cups confectioners' sugar Instructions Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat together the eggs, pumpkin, sugar and oil until

well blended. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and the ginger or nutmeg. Mix until smooth, then spread the batter in an ungreased 10- by 15inch baking pan (or, for a fluffier version, a 9- by 13inch pan). Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool. For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth. Spread the frosting over the cake, then cut into 24 squares

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Page 20 –Tuesday,September 25,2012 MARLENE FAY ADKINS LINDA LEE "WINNIE" ALFORD MARY LOU BARKER SHARON LYNN BREEDEN WILMA LOUISE CONNER EDWIN CLYDE DeBARR JANICE CAROLL KENNEDY DEW EDDIE DINGUSS DELBERT WILLIAM DURST VELMA L. GOFF BENJAMIN D. PAULEY BARBARA C. PLATE KATHRYN "KITTY" STUTLER GERALD "SORRY" WILKINSON

MARLENE FAY ADKINS Marlene Fay Adkins, 79, of St. Albans, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012, at her home. Born February 27, 1933, in Kanawha County, she was a daughter of the late Fellie and Goldie Adkins Lovejoy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bayless Wilson Adkins; and two sons, Paul and Sam Adkins. She was a nurse's aide with 25 years of service at Riverside Nursing Home, St. Albans. She is survived by daughters, Linda Mullins (Tom), Fay Greene and Kay Howington (Joe); daughter-in-law, Mary Adkins; sister, Kathleen Moubray; 10 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, September 14, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Delmar Young officiating. Burial followed in Lawrence Cemetery, Scott Depot. You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

LINDA LEE "WINNIE" ALFORD Linda Lee "Winnie" Alford, 68, of Fraziers Bottom, passed away on September 13, 2012 at her home after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family who loved her very much and will surely miss her. Linda was preceded in death by her son, Scott Alford; her infant twins; her parents, Pete and Pauline Grant; her sister Brenda Tully, and an infant sister. Winnie is survived by her husband of 48 years, Wendell W. Alford; her daughter, Tammy Toney

and her husband Bryan of Milton; her grandchildren, Charles "Chad" Withers, IV, Olivia Elaine and Brooklyn Lee Toney of Milton, and Dillon Scott Alford of Witcher Creek; her sisters, Jeannie Hedrick of Fraziers Bottom, Barbara (Bob) Paxton of Scott Depot, Mary Grant of South Charleston, Sharon (Billy) Steele of Glenwood, Gayle (Buddy) Chapman of Fraziers Bottom, Ruth (Steve) Ashley of Cottageville, and Marsha (Greg) Bostic of Salt Rock; her brothers, Curtis (Sharon) Grant, Keith (Debbie) Grant of Winfield; Cary Grant of Proctorville, Ohio, Kyle Grant, and Craig Grant, of Fraziers Bottom; and many nieces and nephews. Winnie was a Christian and attended Five & Twenty United Baptist Church of Fraziers Bottom, where she was a member for many years. Funeral services were held Sunday September 16, 2012, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Rev. Ronnie Brown and Rev. Junior Smith officiating. Burial followed at Lunsford Cemetery, Milton, WV. The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington for all their care and support. To share a memory of Winnie, or to express condolences, please visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

MARY LOU BARKER Mary Lou Barker West Baer, 82, of Burlington, N.C., went home to be with her Lord after an eightyear battle with ovarian cancer. A native of St. Albans, she was the only child of the late Charles William Barker Jr. and Madeleine Coleman Barker of Charleston. She was a graduate of Charleston High School and attended Morris Harvey College, now the University of Charleston, where she was a member of Sigma Iota Chi sorority. She was the former owner of NuWay Dry Cleaners before moving to Burlington. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, George Edward Baer; son, Kim William West of San Francisco, Calif.; and daughter, Karen West Comfort of Durham, N.C. Mrs. Baer was a member of Grove Park Baptist Church, where she served as church hostess for 15 years and taught pre-school (45 year olds) Sunday school for 17 years. She was also a member of the BYKOTE Sunday School Class.

Obituaries Community service was an important part of Mrs. Baer's life. She was a founding member of the Hospice League of AlamanceCaswell County and served on the board of directors for the Hospice Golf Classic. She was a volunteer at Good Shepherd Kitchen and Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Baer was also a member of the Alamance Regional Medical Auxiliary, serving in the Cancer Center for 13 years. A service to celebrate her life was conducted Sunday, September 16, at Grove Park Baptist Church, by Dr. Gene Hunsinger, the Rev. Roger Roach and the Rev. Bill Vickrey. Burial followed in Alamance Memorial Park. The family would like to express their appreciation to the Duke Cancer Center, the Hospice Home Care nurses and the Hospice Home nurses and staff for all the loving attention and support given to Mrs. Baer and her family. Memorials may be made to Hospice League of Alamance Caswell, Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance - Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215; or the Patricia Bynum Fund through the Charitable Foundation of Alamance Regional Medical Center. You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

SHARON LYNN BREEDEN Sharon Lynn Breeden, 56, of Hurricane went to be with the Lord after an automobile accident on her way home from work. She was a Long Time Employee of Value City Furniture and a Graduate of Sissonville High School. She is survived by her husband, Gary; daughters, Christina Westbrook of Burlington NC, Leigh Shirkey and Jodi Breeden both of Hurricane; one grandson, Treyton Stone; two sisters, Kim Skeen of Sissonville and Linda Jenkins of St. Albans; one brother, Dale McMillion St. Albans and mother, Grace McMillion of Charleston A Memorial celebrate of her life was held on Tuesday September 18, 2012 at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter 1601 2nd Avenue Charleston, WV 25387.

WILMA LOUISE CONNER Wilma Louise Keatley Conner, 91, of Old Athens Road, Princeton, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, at her residence. Born October 18, 1920, in Scarbro, she was the daughter of the late Oather C. Keatley and Ethel D. Pennington. Being the oldest in her family, she "mothered" five brothers who affectionately called her "Em." Mrs. Conner graduated from Princeton High School in 1938 prior to joining the Women's Army Corps in 1942. She served in

The Putnam Standard Washington, D.C., gathering information on the weather conditions in Japan. She and Hubert Conner were married while both were on leave in 1943. She was honorably discharged in 1945 and graduated from Little French Beauty School in 1946. After 1949, she devoted her life to her family and church, Melrose Presbyterian. She always enjoyed serving her friends and neighbors with her beautician skills. Visitors were always welcomed with, "Can I get you something to eat?" In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Conner, and three brothers, Bill Keatley, Lawrence "Buck" Keatley and Charles Keatley. Survivors include her children, Gary Conner (Carolyn) of Winfield and Kevin Conner (Diane) of Vinton, Va.; two brothers, Bob Keatley of Norristown, Pa., and Tom Keatley of Princeton; six grandchildren, Joe Ross, Danielle, Jordan, Ian, Matt Conner and Brenna Conner Mitchell; and four greatgrandbabies. Special thanks to caregivers, Idena Mitchell and Robin Rumberg (daughter-inlaw). Funeral services were held Monday, September 17, at Melrose Presbyterian Church, Eads Mill Road, Princeton, with Pastor Tracy French officiating. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton. Online condolences may be shared via www.memorialfd.com. The Conner family was assisted by Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center, Athens Road, Princeton.

EDWIN CLYDE DeBARR Edwin Clyde DeBarr, 87, of St. Albans, died September 13, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House. Edwin graduated from Buckhannon Upshur High School and West Virginia Wesleyan College. He served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy in World War II, in the Pacific, from 1943 until 1946. He retired from the West Virginia Department of Health as chief sanitarian in 1985 with 33 years of distinguished service. He educated and trained over 400 other sanitarians during his tenure and the training facility bears his name as the Edwin C. DeBarr Sanitarian Training Center. In retirement Edwin enjoyed woodworking, grandchildren and helping his neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nettie Lillian DeBarr; parents, Orville Curtis DeBarr and Sarah Hinzman DeBarr; brothers, Clell DeBarr, Wilbert DeBarr and Gerald DeBarr; and sisters, Mildred DeBarr Halterman and Iris DeBarr Simmons. Edwin is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sherry DeBarr of South Charleston; grandchildren and their spouses, Pamela DeBarr Latocha and Ryan of Morgantown, Mark DeBarr and Misti White of

Clearwater Beach, Fla., and Timmy DeBarr and Arianna of Scott Depot; and great-grandchildren, Hunter DeBarr and Brodee and Lainee Jo Latocha. A service to honor the life of Edwin DeBarr was held Tuesday, September 18, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Walter Allen officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family is grateful to the kind caregivers from Right At Home that provided in-home care since March and especially grateful to the nursing and caregiver team of Hospice Care. The family suggests donations are made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary icon.

JANICE CAROLL KENNEDY DEW Mrs. Janice Caroll Kennedy Dew, 67, of Arbovale, formerly of Rock Branch, passed away September 12, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West. She attended Nitro Church of the Nazarene and Hebron Baptist Church. She enjoyed bowling at Town and Country Lanes, quilting, canning and making wicker baskets. Janice was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Darrell David Dew Sr.; and parents, Gordon and Ruth Kennedy. She is survived by her children, Christine and husband, Ray Cochran, of Poca, Shawn Dew and girlfriend, Mary, of Shrewsbury and Darrell David Dew Jr. of Poca; brothers and sisters, Ronnie (Cynthia) Kennedy of Charleston, Joyce (Bob) Fisher of Cross Lanes, Bob (Sharon) Kennedy of Virginia, Betty Westfall of Campbells Creek, Bonnie (Sam) Suppa of Dunbar and Myrna (Leonard) Davis of Texas; five grandchildren; and special friends, Debbi Ervine, Sara Madison and Mary Ralston. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Janice Dew was held Saturday, September 15, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Murdock officiating. The family suggests donations are made to Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

EDDIE DINGUSS Eddie Dinguss, 47, of Hurricane died Friday, September 14, 2012 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, WV. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Opal Rose, William Dinguss, Ted and Kether Hatfield; his brother, Bobby Setliff. Surviving are his longtime companion, Lisa Castaneda; his mother, Linda Rose Dinguss Davis; his sisters, Mary Gray and Kimberly (John) Sowards; his


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The Putnam Standard brothers, Jimmy Dinguss and Ronnie Setliff; his nieces, Briana Dinguss, whom he loved as his daughter, Totiana, Crystal and Dusti Dinguss as well as two nephews, two nieces and three great-nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com

DELBERT WILLIAM DURST Delbert William Durst, 79, of Leon, passed away September 13, 2012, at his home. He was born May 9, 1933, in Cottageville, a son of the late Eddie Franklin and Bertha (Patterson) Durst. His brothers, Roy Durst and Blaine Durst, and sisters, Mildred Hawkins and Gladys Keefer, also preceded him in death. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired crusher operator from Foote Mineral. He enjoyed NASCAR, hunting and fishing and attended Harvey Chapel Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dora Irene (Alexander) Durst; son, Tracy Dean Durst of Leon; daughters, Patricia Grimm of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Sharon and her husband, Douglas Garten, of Leon; grandchildren, Christopher Grimm, Julia Martin, Peggy Elswick and Matthew Dean Durst; great-grandchildren, Trever Martin, Audrey Martin, Garrison Elswick and Zachary Elswick; brothers, Clarence Durst of Leon and Virgil Durst of Cottageville; and sisters, Hazel Brummond of Barberton, Ohio, and Sylvia Ridenhour of Leon. Services were held Saturday, September 15, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, with the Rev. David Moore officiating. Burial followed in Baden Presbyterian Cemetery, Leon, with military honors by American Legion Post No. 107, Ripley. Condolences may be emailed to castofh@gmail.com.

VELMA L. GOFF Velma L. Goff, 94, of Hurricane, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, following a relatively brief illness. Born in Auburn, Ritchie County, Velma was the youngest child of the late Arthur Albert and Ora Smith. She was also preceded in death by her older brothers, Ray of Marietta, Ohio, and Earl of Parkersburg. Marrying Willard Goff in 1935, they moved to Sissonville with their young son in 1940. Velma continued to live there until 1999, when she joined her daughter and son-in-law in Hurricane. A devoted member of Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church and a talented

homemaker, Velma worked tirelessly in support of her church, her family and her community. In addition to her parents and brothers, Velma was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Willard; her son, DeWayne; and her dear friend, Helen Campbell. Left to cherish the time they shared with Velma are her daughter, Mary Ann, and son-in-law, Charlie, of Hurricane. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kathryn, Michael and Linda; daughter-in-law, JoAnn of California; sisters-in-law, Willa Mae Brown of Huntington and Mary Katherine Goff of Auburn; a host of nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Coming to appreciate the companionship of cats late in life, Velma will also be missed by her furry family, Willie and Emmy Lou. Funeral services were held FriSeptember 14, at day, Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church, Sissonville, with Pastor George Webb officiating. Burial followed in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. Online condolences may be shared at longfisherfuneralhome.com. The family suggests contributions in Velma's honor are made to SMPG Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 13096, Sissonville, WV 25360. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.

BENJAMIN D. PAULEY Benjamin D. Pauley, 84, of St. Albans, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 14, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House, after a long illness. He was born August 5, 1928, and was a son of the late Sid and Marcella Pauley. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Pauley. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired coal miner from Beth Energy and was a member of the UMWA. He was loved by all who knew him, especially his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Jarrell Pauley; son, Steve Pauley of Madison; daughters, Rebecca (Joe) Wotring and Natalie (Roger) Bacchus; grandchildren, Stevi (Marty) Wright, Meghan Pauley, Tony Giachetti, Stephen (Lane) Kirby, Lesli (Jerry) Waldron, Josh (Jessica) Bacchus, Joel (Brittany) Bacchus and Emily Grace Bacchus; and great-grandchildren, Rylee Wright, Joshua Kirby, Andrew Kirby, Matthew Kirby, Caleb Kirby, Jordan Waldron, Whitney Waldron, Aiden Bacchus, Blake Bacchus, Caylin Bacchus, Eliza Bacchus and Reed Bacchus. He is also survived by two brothers, Herb (Annalee) Pauley and Bill (Peggy) Pauley. We want to express our sincere gratitude to Hospice nurses, Jo Bailey, Sue Ann and the hospice staff for the loving care of our dad during his illness. A special thanks to Jerry Work-

man for visiting our dad and leading him to Christ. Services were held Sunday, September 16, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Steve Burns and Tim Bailey officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens, Madison. You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

BARBARA C. PLATE Barbara C. Plate, 66, of Scott Depot, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following a long illness. Barbara was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War as an air traffic controller. She was also a member of the Democratic National Committee. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John B. Plate. She is survived by her sons, David Plate of Scott Depot and Michael Plate of Nitro; daughter, Kimberly Wilson of Kissimmee, Fla.; and grandchildren, Gene Wilson, Alexandra Plate and K.D. Wilson. A private family service will be held at a later date, followed by the inurnment of Barbara and her husband in the columbarium at the Georgia National Cemetery, Cherokee County, Ga. The family suggests donations are made to Putnam County Humane Society, 2806 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, WV 25526. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, was entrusted with the arrangements.

KATHRYN "KITTY" STUTLER Kathryn "Kitty" Stutler, 95, of Scott Depot, fought the good fight, finished the course and passed gently into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Kitty was blessed with a wonderful life. She was able to spend over 20 winters in Florida and travel extensively with her late husband, Stanley. She was an active member for many years of the United Methodist Women, a Christian organization focused on faith and mission work. Additionally, she had the privilege of seeing both her daughter and granddaughter ordained as ministers. And, while Kitty enjoyed several hobbies throughout her life, she enjoyed reading and studying her Bible more than anything else. Kitty was born in Deep Valley, Pa., on June 11, 1917, to David and Goldie (Anderson) Kerr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; her sister, Virginia; her brother, Kenneth; and her daughter, the Rev. Nancy S. Custer. Kitty is survived by her son, Stanley Joseph and his wife, Terri,

Tuesday,September 25,2012 – Page 21 of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; her son-in-law, Gordon Custer of Scio, Ohio; four grandchildren, the Rev. Kelli Frazier and her husband, Marty, of Hurricane, Scott Grum of Marietta, Ga., Stanley Joseph Stutler II and his wife, Lisa, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jay Custer and his wife, Susan, of Sugar Creek, Ohio; six great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandson. Additionally, she considered four others as her "adopted family" who she dearly loved and will especially miss: Debbie Lore, Sarah Williams and John and Linda Gray. Finally, the family would like to personally thank Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene for all their visits, cards and prayers. Kitty felt blessed to be a member of such a loving group of people. She will especially miss her weekly cards and gifts from Pastor Bower, whom she absolutely adored. Kitty's service was held Saturday, September 15, at Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene, Hurricane, with the Rev. Phil Bower officiating. The family has asked that donations are sent to the Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, Charleston, WV 25309. To share a memory of Kitty or to express condolences, please visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.co m. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

GERALD "SORRY" WILKINSON Gerald "Sorry" Wilkinson, 85, of Hometown, departed this life on September 14, 2012, at home after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born April 23, 1927, and was the son of the late Wilford and Amy Deal Wilkinson. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Loretta Slater Wilkinson, as

well as his sister, Wanda Avanelle Wolfe, and his brothers, John, David and Tommy Wilkinson. Left to cherish his memory is his sisters, Blondell Dixon, Ruth King and Mary Sue Jividen, and his brothers, Frank and Larry Wilkinson. He also had numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him greatly. Gerald was a loving and dedicated husband to his wife of 63 years, Loretta; she was his best friend and his world. Although he had no children of his own, he was a devoted father figure to his younger brother, Larry, after they tragically lost their father when Gerald was 18 and Larry was only two. Gerald worked 35 years at the American Viscose Corp. in Nitro, but even after his retirement he never stopped working. He had a talent for repairing small engines, and there wasn't a carburetor he couldn't fix. He owned a lawnmower repair business and worked up to seven days a week until just a few months before he passed. He will forever be remembered for his love and devotion to God's creatures. He loved animals, but he particularly loved his blue martins. He built and maintained six blue martin houses on his property. Any time a baby martin fell out of the nest, he would attach it to a long pole and gently place it back. Each year the martins returned to the houses where they knew they would be safe and cared for. A tribute to the life of Mr. Gerald Wilkinson was held Monday, September 17, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Wilkinson family.

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WINFIELD FROM PAGE 1 On the evening, Winfield was held to 54 yards on the ground, but passed for more than 220 yards. With the loss, the Generals fall to 2-3 on the season. Winfield stays at home again this week for a 7:30 p.m. contest Friday against Logan High School.

Poca falls to top ranked Scott 35-6 POCA – The Scott Skyhawks showed why they are the top ranked team in Class AA Friday night, rolling to a 35-6 win over the Poca Dots. Scott scored touchdowns on its first two possessions of the game and never looked back, as the Skyhawks ground out 322 yards of rushing on the evening on 47 carries. For Poca, running back T.T. Loudin gained 72 yards on the evening on 17 carries. The Dots lone scoring play came in the fourth quarter as quarterback Jake Payne hit Jamie Ellis on a 19yard scoring drive. With the loss, Poca falls to 2-3 on the season. Poca goes on the road this week for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with Herbert Hoover High

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