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Fall forest fire season begins Monday SUBMITTED ARTICLE CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Forestry reminds residents that the state’s fall forest fire season starts on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, and runs through Dec. 31, 2012. During these three months, daytime burning is prohibited from the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor burning is permitted only between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. State law requires a ring or safety strip around outdoor fires to keep the fire from spreading into the woods. This safety strip must be cleared of all burnable material and be at least 10 feet wide completely around the debris pile. Additional requirements of the state’s fire laws include staying on-site until the fire is completely extinguished, and only burning vegetative materials like leaves, brush and yard clippings. If you allow a fire you have started to escape and it causes a wildfire or forest fire, you will be subject to fines ranging from $100 to $1,000. An additional civil penalty of $200 also will be assessed against you. The Division of Forestry offers these tips for safe outdoor burning: •Burn only after 5 p.m. — it’s the law — and put your fire out SEE FIRE ON PAGE 3

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The Flying Hillbillies to host benefit air show Oct. 6 STAFF REPORT WINFIELD – The Flying Hillbillies Radio Control Club will hold a charity benefit air show in support of the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their field in Winfield. The public is invited to attend and participate in this event. As part of the air show, the Club will offer demonstrations of giant scale radio control airplanes and helicopters as well as flight simulators and trainer airplanes with instructors. The air show will also feature a visit by the Health-Net helicopter and Putnam EMS, and food and concessions will be provided by local Boy Scouts. Proceeds from the air show will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and

women aid and assist each other, and to provide direct programs and service to meet their needs. For more information, visit The Flying Hillbillies Radio Control Club said that it is taking on this initiative to raise financial support and awareness - to benefit our Veteran Heroes who have made the enormous sacrifices and to honor the service of these individuals. The Flying Hillbillies Radio Control Club is a group of people who are interested in the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. The club is sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of model aeronautics. The Flying Hillbillies Club Field is located on Route 817 south of Winfield. Travel 5.7 miles north from the St. Albans exit of Interstate 64, or two miles south of Winfield High School. For more information, visit the Club's website at

The Flying Hillbillies Radio Control Club will hold a benefit air show in support of the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, Oct. 6. Standard file photo

Perdue files lawsuits in Putnam County against insurers By Lawrence Smith

WINFIELD - The incumbent state treasurer has selected the county of his opponent in November's election to file suit against nearly a dozen insurance companies for failing to turn over unclaimed proceeds to his office. Nationwide Life, American General Life and Accident, Axa

Equitable Life, Prudential, Hartford Life and Annuity, Massachusetts Mutual Life, New York Life, Monumental Life, Metropolitan Life and Lincoln National Life Insurance companies are named as defendants in separate lawsuits filed Sept. 20 by John D. Perdue. In the complaints filed in Putnam Circuit Court, Perdue alleges the companies have violated the state Uniform Un-

claimed Property Act for keeping proceeds due a beneficiary, rather than turn it over to his office, in order to continue making money from it. In addition to filing the suit where his Republican opponent is a long-time legislator, records show Perdue has employed the help an attorney who contributed money to his unsuccessful campaign for governor last year.

Holding on for long as possible According to the suits, the companies are among those obligated by law to turn any unclaimed proceeds over to the state treasury. Under the unclaimed property law, a business that cannot locate the rightful owner of funds, such as SEE SUITS ON PAGE 3


Page 2 – September 25-28,2012 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; 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

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

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

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

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

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

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September 25-28,2012 – Page 3

Fall foilage season underway throughout parts of West Virginia SUBMITTED STORY CHARLESTON – Leaves at the highest elevations of West Virginia are starting to show their fall colors and are expected to peak within the next week to 10 days, according to Division of Forestry officials. Regional Forester Tom Cover reports excellent color at Spruce Knob, Harman, the headwaters of the Greenbrier River, Cheat Mountain, Point Mountain, Kumbrabow State Forest, Kennison Mountain and Cold Knob. “The areas where we see early color are those of higher elevation with a mix of northern hardwoods, including maple, gum, ash, beech and birch,” Cover said. “Other elevations where

oaks are more prevalent will peak in mid- to late October.” Cover, who oversees forestry operations in 16 eastern West Virginia counties, recommends visiting Elkins for the Mountain State Forest Festival Sept. 29 through Oct. 7. Foliage in Randolph County is reported to be 70 percent peak, and recommended drives are Dry Fork Road from Harman to the Sinks of Gandy and Whitmer Road to Spruce Knob. In Webster County, where foliage also is reported to be at 70 percent peak, Cover recommends driving State Route 15 from Webster Springs to Valley Head. The Highland Scenic High-

way/State Route 150 in Pocahontas County has some good color as does County Route 17 from Thornwood to U.S. Route 33 at Wymer. Foliage in the state’s 20-county northern region, which includes the Northern and Eastern Panhandles, is not as advanced, but there is color to be seen there. State foresters offer several recommendations, including drives, hikes and events for weekend fun. A drive along State Routes 28/55 to Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest is reported to be beautiful, with a variety of red, yellow and orange leaves. U.S. Route 50 to Mt. Storm is also a recom-

mended drive in Grant County. Foliage in Grant County varies from 40 percent peak at higher elevations to 20 percent in the lower areas. Hikers will want to check out trails in Berkeley County, including Beacon Tower Trail, Old Still Trail, Eagles Nest Overlook and Devils Nose via the Tuscarora Trail. Color currently is limited to approximately 10 percent peak in Berkeley County, but foresters in the Eastern Panhandle expect an especially vibrant fall season due to plenty of rainfall coupled with warm, sunny days and cool, frost-free nights. Explore the area now to find sites for future leafpeeking excursions. Smokey Bear and his forestry

friends will be at the Preston County Buckwheat Festival this weekend, Sept. 27-30. Foliage in the higher elevations of Preston County is 15 percent peak, while lower elevations are 10 percent peak. In Hampshire County where foliage also is 10 percent peak, be sure to take Route 50 to Capon Bridge for the 5th annual Founders Day Festival. The festival is Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30. Visit the Division of Forestry’s Facebook page for foliage updates throughout the week: The next fall foliage report will be posted Thursday Oct. 4 on the DOF’s website,

paid to the West Virginia Unclaimed Property Fund." Also, the companies have an incentive to not search for the rightful owners due to a policy premium payment provision. The provision, Perdue says, allows the companies to take the cash value of the policies to automatically continue paying premiums. Furthermore, Perdue alleges reports of unclaimed funds made by the companies are oftentimes shoddy. They are "filed without all the unclaimed life insurance policy proceeds indentified, and even

if reported, an undervalued amount of life insurance policy proceeds." Along with a court order requiring each company to immediately surrender all insurance proceeds currently payable, and they implement polices to better use databases to indentify unclaimed proceeds, Perdue seeks court costs, attorneys fees, both a 12 percent penalty and a per day fine of $200 to $1,000 on the value of the proceeds from the date they first became reportable and payable and 25 percent of the value of each unclaimed

policy. He is represented by Chief Deputy Attorney General Fran Hughes, and Timothy C. Bailey, partner in the Charleston law firm of Bucci, Bailey and Javins, acting as a special assistant attorney general. In last year's special election to fill the unexpired term of former Gov. Joe Manchin, who was appointed to the fill the vacant seat of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Perdue placed fourth in the May 14 Democratic primary. According to his campaign finance reports, Bailey on

March 26, 2011, contributed $1,000 to the Perdue camp. In this year's general election, Perdue, 62, of Cross Lanes, faces Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall, 63, of Winfield, in his first contested race since he was elected treasurer in 1996. Prior to his election to the Senate in 2006, Hall, a real estate, and independent insurance agent, served six terms in the House of Delegates' 14th District.

times when smoke does not rise. If the smoke spreads out near the ground instead of rising, put out the fire and burn another time. •Stay with the fire at all times until it is completely out. Leaving a fire unattended for any length of time is illegal. •Call 911 immediately if a fire does escape Commercial burning permits may be obtained by public utilities and people burning in conjunction with commercial,

manufacturing, mining or like activities. These burning permits cost $125 each and are issued by local Division of Forestry offices. A permit is required for each site where this type of burning takes place. To find out more about West Virginia’s burning laws and where you can obtain a burning permit, visit the Division of Forestry’s website at

SUITS FROM PAGE 1 proceeds from an insurance policy, stock dividend, utility deposit or paycheck, after a specified time must then forward it to the Treasurer's office for safekeeping. The companies, Perdue alleges, have at their disposal various databases, including the Social Security Administration's Death Master File, to determine if their policyholder is now deceased, and when the proceeds are payable. Instead, the companies have "retained and earned vast income form proceeds which rightfully should have been

FIRE FROM PAGE 1 completely by 7 a.m. •Put debris in several small piles instead of one large one •Never burn on dry, windy days •Select a safe place away from overhead power lines, phone lines or other obstructions and where the fire cannot spread into the woods or weedy or brushy areas •Clear at least a 10-foot area around the fire and make sure the area is clear of all burnable material •Have water and tools on hand to extinguish anything that may escape the burn area •Be conscientious of neighbors and don’t burn debris that produces a lot of smoke at

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West Virginia State receives $1.6 million in research grants SUBMITTED ARTICLE INSTITUTE – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will receive research grant funds totalling more than $1.6 million from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). According to USDA stipulations, no school could receive more than 10percent of the allotted $18 million in available funding. WVSU’s award totals approximately $1.63 million and is the largest amount the university has received in one funding cycle from the competitive grant program. “This is great news and speaks

volumes to the fact that we have talented research and teaching faculty at the university,” says Dr. Orlando F. McMeans, vice president for Research and Public Service. WVSU is one of 18 institutions in the nation eligible to compete in the program, exclusive to the nation’s 1890 land-grant universities, but also one of the smallest. “To be one of the smallest and youngest research programs in the 1890 land-grant family, WVSUreceiving nearly the maximum amount of allotted funding is amazing,” says Dr. Robert Barney, associate dean and associ-

ate director of research at WVSU. The monies fund seven proposed research projects, including joint initiatives with Alcorn State University in Mississippi and Southern University in Louisiana. Three of the projects focus on research to improve agriculture production in West Virginia. While the scope of each project differs, the work will focus on plant breeding techniques meant to increase disease resistance in crops such as tomatoes and melons; understanding reproductive barriers to improve cultivated tomatoes; and studying the health benefits of squash

and pumpkins, including their potential as anti-cancer and anti-diabetic agents. Other projects deal with the study of hibiscus flowers and the application of genomic technologies for Appalachian mine site reclamation. The remaining projects are teaching grants. One will expose college students to global genomic impacts in agriculture, and another will use biotechnology and crop diversity-oriented curricula to recruit high school students into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Launched in 1990, the 1890 In-

stitution Teaching and Research Capacity Building Grants Program strengthens the linkages among the 1890 institutions, other colleges and universities, USDA and private industry, while improving the quality of academic and research programs at the 1890 institutions. The program focuses on advancing cultural diversity in the scientific and professional workforce by attracting and educating more students from underrepresented groups. It is authorized by section 1417 (b)(4) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977.

State’s deer, bear and wild boar archery seasons set to open SUBMITTED ARTICLE SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s 2012 archery seasons for deer and bear open on September 29, and the wild boar archery season opens on Oct. 13. While the wild boar and traditional deer archery seasons remain about the same as last year, the bear archery season begins earlier and closes later. In addition to an earlier opening date, the bear archery season is now a split season that runs from September 29 through November 17 and December 3 through December 31. “The state’s expanding bear population can sustain addi-

tional archery hunting opportunities,” said Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the Division of Natural Resources. “As a result, we have established an earlier opening date and added a new December segment to the season framework.” Hunters are reminded they need appropriate stamps if they wish to harvest additional deer during the archery season. One or two additional archery deer may be taken with Class RB (Resident) or Class RRB (Nonresident) stamps (one deer per stamp), depending on the county being hunted. (Check the 2012 – 2013 Hunting and Trap-

ping Regulations Summary for details.) Hunters should also note that in 10 counties or portions thereof they must take an antlerless archery deer prior to harvesting a second antlered deer during the archery deer season. The additional archery stamps (Class RB and Class RRB) must be purchased prior to the September 29 season opening date. Special regulations exist for the four archery-only deer hunting counties: Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming. In these counties, only two archery deer may be taken, one of which must be antlerless.

In all counties, legal resident landowners hunting on their own property and holders of Class DT (Life-threatening Conditions) licenses may use Class RB/RRB stamp privileges without stamp purchase. In addition to a base license, bear hunters must purchase a Bear Damage Stamp (Class DS) to hunt bear in West Virginia. Two bear may be taken during the archery or the gun season (or one each in the archery and gun seasons) provided at least one bear is taken in Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Raleigh or Wyoming counties. Other than the Class

DS stamp, no additional stamps are needed to harvest the second bear. Wild boar hunting is for West Virginia residents only. One wild boar may be harvested per year (either during the archery or gun season). Only Boone, Logan, Raleigh and Wyoming counties are open to boar archery and firearm seasons. For complete information, hunters should consult the 2012 2013 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary available at any WVDNR office, license agents, or by visiting the WVDNR website at

Early voting begins Oct. 24 in Putnam County STAFF ARTICLE WINFIELD – Early voting in Putnam County for the Nov. 6 General Election will begin on

Wednesday, Oct. 24, Putnam County Clerk Brian Wood said. All early voting will take place on the second floor of the court-

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house in Winfield. Oct. 16 is the last day to register to vote in the November General Election. On Election Day, Nov. 6, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and voters will vote at their individual precincts throughout the county. For more information, contact the Putnam County Clerk's Office at (304)586-0202 or visit

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September 25-28,2012 – Page 5

Rotary learns about Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia SUBMITTED ARTICLE TEAYS VALLEY -- "Over 45,000 people in West Virginia suffer from Alzheimer's Disease or other types of dementia," Helen Matheny told the Putnam Rotary Club at the group's Sept. 25 meeting. The causes of Alzheimer's are unknown, and there is no known cure. But changes may be coming with a growing awareness of the need for treatment and care, she said. Matheny heads the Alzheimer's outreach program at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) at West Virginia University. BRNI was founded over a dozen years ago in memory of the mother of U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. Certain health factors seem be associated with to Alzheimer's and other dementia, Matheny said, but the correlations with genetics and

Helen Matheny of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute speaks to the Putnam Rotary Club on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

family history are not significant. Age is a risk factor, Matheny said. "Folks 85 or older have a 5050 chance of some type of dementia," she said. Many symptoms of dementia are associated with diminished blood flow to the brain. "Anything you do to provide good cardiovascular health," she said, "it's going to be good for your brain as well." Keep up the physical activity, she advised. "Walk 30 minutes a day, five days a week. And reduce the use of tobacco." Congress recently authorized a national Alzheimer's project (signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011) which brings government agencies together to share research and to pool information. By 2025, an advisory council expects to make strides in research, clinical care and longterm supports for dementia

victims. "Scientists have developed a skin test, now in clinical trials," said Matheny. "One day, hopefully, you'll be able to go to your physician's office. They'll take a tiny little sample of skin and send it off to the lab. "The skin test will tell if you currently have Alzheimer's dementia. The test has been accurate 95 percent of the time," she said. (The only way to diagnose Alzheimer's now is by autopsy.) Also under investigation are a group of agents known as bryostatins. Presently used to combat certain types of cancer, bryostatins have been shown to cause the growth of new connections in the brain. For more information about the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute go to For more information about Putnam Rotary visit

‘Business Fundamentals’ workshop set for Oct. 2 SUBMITTED ARTICLE CHARLESTON — A workshop on “Business Fundamentals” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 2, in South Charleston. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center ( WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time. The workshop will be held at the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, 2001 Union Carbide Dr., South Charleston. To register, call Dreama Wolfingbarger at 304-957-2083 or email Registration is required at least two days in advance. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website,

Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, designed specifically for start-ups and new businesses. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. There is a $35-per-person fee per workshop

After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other serv-

ices. The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses cost-effective business coaching and technical assis-

tance. The West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information about the SBA, visit


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

David Payne Sr. Column by David Payne Sr.

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

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 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

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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


Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two loaf pans with vegetable oil or non-stick spray. Mix both kinds of flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt in the large bowl of an electric mixer. Stir together pumpkin, eggs, sugar, applesauce, honey, oil or melted butter in a large bowl. Combine pumpkin mixture with dry ingredients, stirring only until combined. Stir in apple. Pour half of the batter into each loaf pan and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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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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“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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2012 Entertain Thursday, October 4th 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. Amphitheater 10 a.m. - Zappo the Clown – Performs Magic 10:30 a.m. – Soundstations “DJ and Karaoke” 12:30 p.m. - Zappo the Clown – Performs Magic 1:00 p.m. - Soundstations “DJ and Karaoke” 5:30 p.m. - Zappo the Clown – Performs Magic 6:30 p.m. – Robert Trippett and Starlight Band Pumpkin Park Music Hall 7:30 p.m. – Chase Likens “American Idol Top 24 Finalist” Friday, October 5th 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. Amphitheater 10 a.m. - Zappo the Clown – Performs Magic

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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

Biggest Pumpkin Contest • Best Made WV Food Juried Arts & Crafts • Business Displays • Free Entertainment Thursday, October 4th: 7:30 - Chase Likens (American Idol Top 24 Finalist) Friday, October 4th: 7:00 - Jabberwocky Saturday, October 6th: 5:30 & 7:30 - Exile Sunday, October 7th: 1:00 & 3:00 - The West Virginians

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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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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.

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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 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

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.

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

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 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 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

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


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

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

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 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

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

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 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,

September 25-28,2012 – 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 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 Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Wilkinson family.


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State seeks help from quiltmakers SUBMITTED ARTICLE CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, in partnership with the West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is inviting quilters from across the state to help make a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt. The quilt is to be made up of 55 squares, with a handmade square representing each of the state’s counties. The finished quilt will be a feature of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s WV150 display, which will be exhibited at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in 2013. “Quilting is such an integral part of life and heritage in West Virginia that we want to showcase one in our Sesquicentennial exhibit and preserve it with the other wonderful heritage quilts in our State Museum collection,” said Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. “Since we are commemorating our statehood, we think having a square to represent each county is a fitting trib-


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ute to the fine handwork of quilters around the state.” Quilters interested in making a square to represent their counties should contact Renee Margocee, individual artist coordinator for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, who will accept applications for each county on a first-come, first accepted basis. The 6-inch squares must be completed and received by the Division by Dec. 15, 2012. “Each quilter may select any pattern for the 6-inch square that he or she is submitting,” Margocee said. “In keeping with the statehood theme, we encourage them to consider a West Virginia or traditional theme, but are not limiting their choice

of pattern.” She said that pieced and applique patterns are acceptable, as is embroidery stitching. Each participating quilter will receive a packet with quilt guidelines and fabric for the background and two main feature fabrics. These colorways focus on the fabric patterns and colors that would have been available in 1863, the year West Virginia became a state. “We want our quilt to have a coordinated look, but still provide for the artistic creativity of each quilter,” Margocee said. “Along with the fabric squares that they receive, each quilter may select up to two additional fabrics to add to their squares. West Virginia quilters will stitch the squares together and quilt them. Margocee can be reached at (304) 558-0240 or at 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.


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

W E D D I N G CHAPEL – Beautiful and affordable includes photography, Kenova, WV. 304-300-2933. (1tp 9-25) FOR RENT

APARTMENT FOR RENT, MILTON – 23 Bedroom, downstairs, all electric; WD/Refrigerator. Near shopping, schools. No pets. $575/month + 1 month’s security. 336-627-8869, 304288-1019. (2tp 9-25)

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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)

and Cabell counties. Please call 304743-6731. (rtc)

TEAYS VALLEY INS U R A N C E AGENCY - looking for licensed or nonlicensed person to answer phones, scanning, filing and data entry, knowledge in MS Office. Resumes and references required. 304-757-6880. (rtc 7-31) PART-TIME FREELANCE WRITERS NEEDED – Putnam


HILLDANNY’S BILLY DITCHDIGGERS – Water, electric, gas & drain lines installed. 304586-9914, 304-3890715. (rtc 11-29) MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

PLASTIC BEDLINER – for LWB GM truck. $40.00. Phone 304-7434861. (rtc) VINTAGE JEWELRY – Call 304-6383865. (rtc 4-24)

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