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Happy Valentine’s Day! By Trudy Black

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:00-7:00 p.m. The next Business After Hours sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at Putnam Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hurricane from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Business After Hours provides a social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. Putnam Care and Rehabilitation Center is located at 300 Seville Drive, Hurricane, WV 25526. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. The cost to attend is $15 per person, RSVPs are required and pre-payment is appreciated. There will be a cash drawing sponsored by BB&T valued at $200, but you must be present to win. The Chamber will continue to draw until there is a winner present! Food and refreshments will also be included in a relaxed social SEE BUSINESS ON PAGE 3


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On Valentine’s Day, we all think about the people we love and what we’re giving them for this special occasion. We buy candy and flowers, stuffed animals and little knick-knacks. As the saying goes … love is in the air! But, have you ever actually tried to define love? Is it the cool touch of a Mother’s hand on her child’s fevered face? A little girl’s eyes when she sees her Daddy coming home from work. The little boy’s face when he sees his parents cheering him on at the Little League game… or for that matter, the look those proud parents gave their son when he struck out! Is it the way Grandma used to make her ‘special’ cookies, or how Poppy made sure that each grandchild had the ‘exact same’ piece of money for Christmas? Maybe, to some, it’s the loyalty of a treasured pet – unconditional love, given freely – with

little expectations, just a warm, dry place to sleep and some food and water… and love. Love is the greatest gift – love of a Father, with love so great, that He gave His only son. As time goes on… we all love.

And we lose love. We have people who come into our lives, filling our days with happiness and joy. We watch our children grow – loving them with all of our heart, trying to steer them in the right direction, hoping

and praying they stay on that path. But, if they stray we still love them. We may get mad at them, but we love them. We all make mistakes; we try the patience of each other. We all have faults, weaknesses, and strengths. We see in other people the things that we would like to see in ourselves. And at times, we may see things that we’d rather not see at all. Yet, we love and we laugh, and we cry and we live. Day to day. Year to year. We rely on the love of our family and friends – we rely on each other. We trust in God. And, we love. So, what is love? To me, it’s indescribable. It’s life. It’s living and dying. It’s laughing and crying. It’s friends and relatives. It’s great and it’s simple. So today, make it a point to say ‘I love you’ to those that you love – I’m pretty sure they already know... but, it never hurts to say it out loud… or to say it often.

Rockefeller's mobile office makes stop in Putnam County By Jack Bailey For The Putnam Standard

WINFIELD – The mobile office of U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., visited Putnam County last week. Jenna Jeffrey, an administrative staff assistant for Rockefeller, was at the Putnam County Courthouse last Wednesday meeting with Putnam county residents and county officials. Jeffrey said that this is her second visit to Putnam County in the past year.

Jenna Jeffrey, an administrative staff assistant for U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, was at the Putnam County courthouse last Wednesday meeting with local residents and county officials. The mobile office visit was Jeffrey's second visit to the county in the past year. Photo by Jack Bailey

“We do mobile office visits to all 55 counties in West Virginia,” Jeffrey said. “This allows us to have face-to-face interaction with people and also allows people an opportunity to ask questions of us without having to drive quite as far.” Rockefeller has offices in Charleston, Fairmont, Beckley and Martinsburg, Jeffrey said. “This is a good way for us to get out there and listen to people,” said Jeffrey, who SEE OFFICE ON PAGE 4


Page 2 –Tuesday,February 14,2012 Kidd Brothers Bluegrass band at the Alban Saturday, Feb 18, at the Bayer CropScience Colesmouth Concert Series - from Hurricane, WV - The Kidd Brothers Bluegrass Band - 7.30 pm at The Alban on Main St, St Albans, WV. Award winning banjo player, Andrew Kidd and his brother, Aaron Kidd, along with Bluegrass veterans, Willard Reynolds and Markel Fertig will make their 2nd appearance at Colesmouth. Admission at the Door - $10 Adults / Students w ID $7. Doors open at 7pm. For more info, find Colesmouth Concert Series on Facebook; by telephone or Instant Messaging: 304.661.0655.

Public Meeting There will be a public meeting at Hurricane Town Elementary school on 2/28 at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed new sidewalk that will stretch down Harbour Lane starting from Main Street and ending at Kelly’s Cove. WVDOT and Randolph Engineering will be present to answer questions.

Special Singing at Cross Creek Community Church Jimmie McKnight will be singing and preaching at Cross Creek Community Church, 1503 Cross Creek Road, Buffalo, WV on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the 11:00 a.m. morning worship service. Pastor Larry Mobley and congregation invite everyone to attend.

Network of Women (NOW) Monthly Meeting Date: February 16, 2012 Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM at the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Office. About NOW: This committee is led by women in business in the community. Programs are designed to support women in the business community. Typical programs conducted throughout the year are a blood drive, the “Uniquely Me” Program, “Ladies Night Out” and “In the Know”. The group also participates in “Bell Ringing” for the Salvation

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Army and collected non-perishable food items throughout the year and distributed to the local food pantry to give back to the community. NOW is open to all women working for and with Putnam County Chamber member businesses interested in expanding their professional, personal and social relationships with other women.

North Putnam Little League Sign-ups North Putnam Little League will be signing up athletes for the spring baseball/softball season on the following *FINAL DATE* All Bases Covered Hurricane *FINAL DATE* - Feb. 18th - 58pm. You can also visit our website to print off a registration form & mail in with payment. Fees this year are $60 per child.

Beginning Digital Photography Class Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is hosting a photography class instructed by Laura Moul starting Tuesday, Feb. 21. 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Class will be held in the Commons of Putnam County by the wave pool. Cost is $25.00. For more information or to register please contact Laura at 743-8281 or call the park office at 304-562-0518 ext. 10. You may also register on her link at

Dunbar Critter Dinner Mark your calendars now for the third Saturday in February for the Dunbar Critter Dinner to be held at the Dunbar Recreation Center, 2601 Fairlawn Drive, Dunbar. Dinner includes roasted pig, deer, deep-fried turkey, squirrel, bear, alligator, antelope, side dishes, desserts and drinks. Bluegrass music performed. Admission is two or more cans of food, which will be donated to the Dunbar Food Pantry. Call 304-766-0220 for more information.

PipeSounds Plans Silent Movie Event Come see a classic silent movie, “The General”, starring Buster Keaton and a short comedy, with the music score played by R Jelani Eddington on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue in Hurricane. Admission is adults, $10.00; students, $5.00; children under 5 FREE. To learn more about the event or the artist, check the web site Directions to the church are available at

Wii Bowling Tournament February 15-17, a Wii bowling tournament will match senior citizens from Dunbar and Hurricane at the John Henson Senior Center in Hurricane. For more information, call 304562-9451 and ask for Wilma Bennett.

Instructors Needed Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is looking for instructors to teach classes. If anyone has a trade and would like to teach a class please contact the park office at (304)5620518 ext. 10.

Arts Day at the Capitol February 27th is the date for the 2012 Arts Day at the State Capitol in Charleston. For more information visit

2012 Pool Pass Discounts (20 % off Wave Pool and County Pool Passes) Purchase your season pass by April 1, 2012 and receive a 20% discount. If a season pass does not work for you we offer a book of 20 tickets. Wave Pool (adults 12 yrs. and over) $160.00 (children 5 – 11 yrs. old) $120. County Pool $90.00 So hurry into the park office located at #1 Valley Park Dr. Hurricane or call (562-0518 ext. 10) before the time passes you by.

University of Charleston announces upcoming Speakers

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

The University of Charleston Speaker Series announces the following schedule: Energy: Who’s Got the Power?? Feb. 22 – “Climate Change and Power Solutions” with Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy March 8 – “The Power of Natural Gas” with David Porges, CEO of EQT Corporation March 27 – “The Power of Coal” – with Kevin Crutchfield, CEO of Alpha Natural Resources April 12 – “Global Power Plays” – with Barry Worthington, Execu-

tive Director, U.S. Energy Association All events begin at 6:30 p.m. in Geary Auditorium, Riggleman Hall, and are free and open to the public. No tickets needed. Details, photos, and speaker bios are available on our website, For more information, please contact: University of Charleston Office of Communications, (304) 3574716; communications

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun March 3, 2012 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Putnam County Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a fun day for girls and women of all ages in the Valley Park Community Center located at the Wave Pool in Hurricane. So much will be happening such as a fashion show, music, dancing, giveaways, mini makeovers, jewelry and so much more. Come on out and have a great time. Any questions please feel free to call Melissa at (304)541-8914 or Karen at (304)757-7584.

FREE Putnam County Pre-K Programs The Putnam County Collaborative Pre-K Program will be holding information fairs regarding their FREE 4 year old pre-k program as follows: February 17 at the Putnam County Career and Technical Center Commons from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The following pre-k programs will be represented at the above two fairs: Buffalo Elementary, G.W. Elementary, Hometown Elementary, Winfield Elementary, PJ’s of Winfield, Winfield Child Development Center, Winfield Pre-K Center, Confidence Elementary, Poca Elementary and Rock Branch Elementary, Hurricane Pre-K Center, Midland Trail Pre-K Center and Tri-County YMCA Pre-K. February 27 at the Hurricane High School Library from 5 – 7 p.m. March 2 at the Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene in Hurricane from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following pre-k programs will be represented at the above two fairs: Hurricane Pre-K Center, Midland Trail Pre-K Center, Conner Street Elementary, Lakeside Elementary, Stepping Stones Academy, Tri-County YMCA Preschool, My Family Childcare and Preschool, Mountain View Elementary, Winfield Pre-K Center, Winfield Child Development Center and PJ’s Prechool. During the fair, you will be able to visit with the pre-k teacher and obtain information about the sites as stated above and pick up a registration packet. There will be a play area for the children and refreshments. Registration

The Putnam Standard packets may be turned in at the site that you wish to attend during the week of April 2-6. If children attended that site as a 3-year-old, they will be given priority and have an earlier registration time. Children will be accepted on a first-come, firstserved basis. However, in-zone children will be given priority at the elementary schools and those needing before/after care will be given priority at the private sites that offer those services. Children must turn 4 before September 1, 2012 to be eligible. The following documents will need to be turned in with your registration packets: birth certification, 4-year old health check form, immunization record, along with other registration materials that will be included in your packet. More information about FREE Putnam County Pre-K can be found at w w w. p u t n a m s c h o o l s . c o m under parents/community or by contacting 304-586-0500.

16th Annual Basketball Blast Tournament Hurricane, WV Males 12 and up - Five on Five Must Pre-Register, 304-4373513 -

Putnam County Democratic Women to hold February Luncheon Meeting The Putnam County Chapter of the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women will hold its February Luncheon Meeting - Saturday, February 18, 2012, Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, 12:00 Noon. $10.00 per person. Candidates for the 29th Judicial Circuit Court, Putnam County Sheriff and Putnam County School Board have been invited to speak. Bring a door prize for drawing. Yearly membership dues requested. All Democrats welcome! RSVP call Dot Turley 304-562-9886.

Now Hiring - Wave Pool & Putnam County Pool Putnam County Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the Waves of Fun Water Park in Teays Valley & the Putnam County Pool in Eleanor. Applicants must be at least 16 yrs. of age. Individuals 25 and older are encouraged to apply. Positions include: Asst. Manager, cashiers, concessionaires, lifeguards and general pool staff. If interested please contact the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Office in Hurricane at 562-0518 ext. 11 or 10 for more information or you may go on our website at and print off the application and bring or mail it to #1 Valley Park Dr. Hurricane, WV 25526.

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BUSINESS FROM PAGE 1 setting. Additionally, the Chamber identifies future Business of the Month winners from the calling cards of those in attendance. RSVPs are required by Tuesday, February 21, 2012. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or chamber@putnamYou can also visit the website at

“Girls JustWanna Have Fun” event set for March 3 By Jack Bailey For The Putnam Standard

Fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock to read from his work at Marshall HUNTINGTON, WV – Fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock will read from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall University’s Huntington campus. Pollock’s novel, The Devil All the Time, has recently been published by Random House and has been praised in reviews by The New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times and others. USA Today raves: “Donald Ray Pollock’s terrifying new novel is an unsettling masterwork.” His first book of short stories, Knockemstiff, won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Third Coast, The Journal, Sou’wester, River Styx, Boulevard, Folio, Granta, Washington Square and The Berkeley Fiction Review. Pollock grew up in southern Ohio, in a holler named Knockemstiff. He dropped out of high school at 17 to work in a meat packing plant, and then spent 32 years employed in a paper mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he still lives and teaches writing. The Marshall University Visiting Writers Series recently announced its spring schedule of author appearances. In addition to Pollock, authors to appear include West Virginia writer Jayne Anne Phillips and poet Kathryn Kirkpatrick. Series Coordinator Prof. Art Stringer says this spring’s events “highlight the power of stories” and offer a rich variety of voices. For more information, call Stringer at 304-696-2403.

Scott Depot Church Offers Divorce Care Support Group With the current rate of divorce in the U.S. at about 53 percent, the need for support and healing following the breakup of a marriage is great. For that reason Teays Valley Church of God will be offering divorce care beginning Wednesday, February 29th at 6:30 p.m. The 13-week Divorce Care support group will be led by Teresa Gillmor. There is an $18.00 cost for a participant’s workbook, but the meetings are free. A free optional dinner precedes each meeting at 6:00 p.m. and free childcare is available. At each meeting, a new topic is covered. Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt commented, "People can join in at any time and pick up the missed topics later." “And for those who need help beyond what the support group can provide, professional Christian counseling based on a sliding fee scale is available,” she said. The 13 weekly topics include: What's Happening to me? The Road to Healing, Facing Your Anger, Depression and Loneliness, New Relationships, Financial Survival, Kid Care One and two, Forgiveness, Moving on and more. Call 304-757-9222 to register or for more information. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 4430 Teays Valley Rd. just east of exit 40 off I-64.

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HURRICANE – Girls and women of all ages will have a chance to step out and enjoy themselves as well as sample some of the best that local businesses have to offer at the upcoming “Girls Ju s t Wa n n a H a v e F u n” e v e n t set for March 3 from 10 a . m . u n t i l 1 p. m . a t t h e c o m m u n i t y c e n t e r a t Va l l e y Pa r k i n H u r r i c a n e . Event organizer Karen Haynes said that the day is designed for girls and women of all ages and will feature a variety of activities from Zumba to face painting to nail painting. “This will be a fun day a t t h e p a r k ,” H a y n e s s a i d . “ We ' l l h a v e p e o p l e d o i n g massages, food tastings and makeup demonstrat i o n s .” As of last week, vendors were still being added to

the upcoming event, but a partial list included a nice cross section of local businesses including, massages from Te a y s Physical Therapy and Ma s s a g e s by Pa m , Mi n i Makeovers from Myra of M a r y K a y, Z u m b a We s t V i r g i n i a w i t h Ta u l e t h a Chaffin, a fashion show w i t h c l o t h i n g f r o m Tr e n d i a n d G o o d 2 G r o w. O t h e r vendors signed up included The Greenhouse, Av o n , T h e G a l l e r y, T h i r t yOne, Willow House, The Putnam County Health D e p a r t m e n t , P r e m i e r Je w e l r y D e s i g n b y L a n a Ta y l o r, Tr e n d y Tr e e B o u t i q u e , Healthy Kids Inc., Stephanie Morr isonHostettler from Old Colony Realtors, Hampton Inn, Quilts by Phyllis, A House in Bloom and Isla Bonita. This is the first year for this event and Haynes s a i d s h e h o p e s i t g r ow s i n

popularity like some of the other events she helps organize in Putnam County like the upcoming Ca b i n Fe ve r / Boy s Da y In e v e n t M a r c h 1 0 a t Va l l e y Pa r k a n d t h e P r i n c e s s Te a Pa r t y s e t f o r Ap r i l 2 1 a t Va l l e y Pa r k . “ T h e P r i n c e s s Te a Pa r t y is for young girls, age 1 to 12, but this is for girls a n d w o m e n o f a l l a g e s ,” Haynes said. “So they can have a day out to enjoy t h e m s e l v e s .” T h e G i r l s J u s t Wa n n a Have Fun event is free. A super vised play area for smaller children will b e p r ov i d e d . Fo r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n on the event, call (304) 541-8914 or (304) 7577584. The event also has a Fa c e b o o k p a g e t h a t w i l l feature updates as new vendors are added, Haynes said.

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Rocky Road Popcorn Clusters

Makes about 3 dozen Preparation time about 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 bag (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 4 cups popped popcorn 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows ¾ cup chopped walnuts Directions: Place chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on HIGH 1 minute, until melted - Stir in oil. Place popcorn, marshmallows and walnuts in large bowl. Pour chocolate over mixture, tossing to coat. Drop mixture by tablespoonful onto wax paper-lined jellyroll pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours or overnight.

Cameron Cooper Named to PAC Academic Honor Roll Cameron Avery Cooper, a sophomore Football player at Bethany College in West Virginia has earned a spot on the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Fall Academic Honor Roll, which was released Wednesday by the league office. Cooper, an Economics major from Hurricane, W.Va. is the son of Harold and Theresa Cooper. Bethany College had 31 student-athletes earn a spot on the Honor Roll. A total of 375 student-athletes from league schools were named to the honor roll, which recognizes those on fall varsity athletic teams who earned a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester of their competition. That represented a 4.5 percent increase from the previous fall semester.

February Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to ALL Ryan Ashton White (Feb. 13) Bernie White (Feb. 21) Jack Black Mary Ellen Ball Mitzi Beckett Lisa Bowen

Annie Colegrove Lisa Bowen Alex Hussell Lisa Cunningham (Feb 19) Missy Childers (Feb 19) Jason Green (Feb 21)

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

added that in addition to visiting Putnam County last week she was also visiting Calhoun County and Wirt County. The types of issues that people bring when a mobile office visits are varied, she said. “People really do bring us almost any issue,” she said. “In some areas it is the availability of water. Local officials are often interested in what grant money might be available for projects.” During her time in Putnam County last week Jeffrey's first visitor was a Scott Depot resident who had encountered trouble on a visit to a local Veterans Administration Hospital. Jeffrey listened to the

man's problems, asked questions and compiled a report that she would take back to Rockefeller's office in Charleston. Jeffrey said that once she returned to Rockefeller's office, each report she gathered on her visit would be assigned to a case worker. The person who brought the issue would then be contacted by the case worker, usually within a matter of days. “We try to provide a pretty quick turnaround to let people know that their issue has been received,” she said. On mobile office visits, Jeffrey brings all of the forms necessary for people to fill out when they have problems. That saves time by giv-

ing people immediate access to the information, she said, versus a phone call to the Charleston office, mailing forms out and then returning the forms by mail. While last week's visit to Putnam County was only for one day, Jeffrey said that she would return to the area in a few months. “I hope to do more of these visits to Putnam County,” she said. In the meantime, Jeffrey said that anyone with questions or concerns could contact Sen. Rockefeller's Charleston office anytime at (304) 347-5372. Information is also available anytime on the senator's website, which can be found at

Locations set for county's precincts in May 8 Election By David Payne Sr. For The Putnam Standard

In addition to several personnel changes, the Putnam County Board of Education approved the locations for the county's voting p re c i n c t s a t i t s Fe b. 6 meeting. The county's precincts will vote as follows during the May 8 election: • Precinct 1, Buffalo High School Precinct 2, Buffalo Elementary Precincts 6-1, 6-2, 7 and 9, Hurricane Middle School. Precincts 8-1, 8-2, Conner Street Elementary Precincts 10-1, 10-2, Lakeside Elementary Precincts 15 and 16, Poca Middle School. Precinct 14, Poca High School. Precinct 17, Confid e n c e E l e m e n t a r y. Precinct 23, Rock B r a n c h E l e m e n t a r y. Precincts 25-1, 25-2 a n d 2 7 - 1 , S c o t t Te a y s E l e m e n t a r y. Precincts 11, 26-1 and 26-2, Winfield Element a r y. Precinct 28-2, Eastb r o o k E l e m e n t a r y. Precincts 29-1, 29-2, M t . V i e w E l e m e n t a r y.

Precinct 34, George Wa s h i n g t o n M i d d l e . Precinct 37, Hometown E l e m e n t a r y. Precinct 40, George Wa s h i n g t o n E l e m e n t a r y Precinct 42, Hurricane High. Precincts 43-1 and 432 We s t Te a y s E l e m e n t a r y. In other business, the board approved the following resignations. • Bryan England, Bu f f a l o Hi g h , a s s t . b oy s’ track. Larr y Jackson, Hurr ic a n e a r e a , b u s o p e r a t o r, gifted run, The board also approved the following employments, pending clearance and certification. • Substitute teachers: Lindsey Davis, Rachel G a l l a g h e r, D. Patr ick Hart, Kelcie, Jones, Brandon Layman, April M u r p h y, Ariene P a u l e y, M a d o r a S a u n d e r s a n d C a s s a n d r a Wo o d r u m . Extracurricular: Ron Smith, Hurricane Middle, baseball. The following transfers were approved at the Fe b. 6 m e e t i n g : • Rebecca B a r k e r, C o n f i d e n c e E l e m e n t a r y, third-grade teacher to kindergarten at Confidence. Megan Cline Hurr icane

To w n E l e m e n t a r y, fourth-fifth grade (split) teacher to first grade at H u r r i c a n e To w n . Janell Henson Mount a i n V i e w E l e m e n t a r y, fourth-grade teacher to fourth-fifth grade split a t M o u n t a i n V i e w. Nicole Moore, We s t Te a y s E l e m e n t a r y, f i f t h grade teacher to fourth g r a d e a t We s t Te a y s . Stacy Stone, Confid e n c e E l e m e n t a r y, f i f t h grade teacher to fourth grade at Confidence. Rachael Vo o r h e e s , S c o t t Te a y s E l e m e n t a r y, first-grade teacher to kindergarten at Scott Te a y s . Vickie Wilson, Winfield Elementary kindergarten teacher to first grade at Winfield. L o r i Wo o d r u m , W i n f i e l d E l e m e n t a r y, f o u r t h grade teacher to third grade at Winfield. Board members approved the following reclassifications: • C a r l y R a d e r, e x ceptional education aide/ interpreter to aide I V, interpreter/paraprofessional. The board also approved a leave of absence for Winfield Elementary teacher ( a u t i s m ) A m y K e l l e r.

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Putnam BOE approves Hatfield Contract Renewal By David Payne Sr. For The Putnam Standard

Pu t n a m Co u n t y S c h o o l s Su p e r i n t e n d e n t Ha ro l d “C h u c k” Ha t f i e l d w i l l b e j o i n i n g t h e re s t o f t h e c o u n t y ' s s c h o o l e m p l oye e s as among top-paid educators in the state when his new contract takes effect in July. L a s t we e k , t h e Pu t n a m County Board of Education a p p rove d a n e w f o u r- ye a r c o n t ra c t f o r Ha t f i e l d t h a t brings his annual salary from $134,000 to $155,000. Bo a rd o f f i c i a l s s a i d t h e y b e l i e ve t h e y h a ve t h e b e s t super intendent in the state and want his compensation t o re f l e c t t h a t . Hi s s a l a r y h a d b e e n ra n k e d No. 7 among superintendents s t a t e w i d e, w h i l e t e a c h e r s were ranked No. 1 and ser vi c e p e r s o n n e l No. 2 , s a i d Dr. Cra i g Sp i c e r, b o a rd president. “The amount of success we ' ve h a d i n t h i s s c h o o l d i s tr i c t i s u n p re c e d e n t e d we h a ve t h e No. 1 t e s t s c o re s i n t h e s t a t e f o r t h e l a s t t h re e ye a r s a n d a l s o passed a bond that enabled u s t o d o 1 1 d i f f e re n t p ro j e c t s t o i m p rove t h e p h y s i c a l f a c i l i t i e s. We we re awarded almost $45 million f ro m t h e S B A ( S c h o o l Bu i l d i n g Au t h o r i t y ) ,” h e said. A Mi l t o n n a t i ve, Ha t f i e l d has been employed by Putn a m Co u n t y S c h o o l s s i n c e 1 9 7 3 , w h e n t h e Gl e n v i l l e St a te Co l l e g e g ra d u a te w a s h i re d f o r a t e a c h i n g p o s i t i o n a t t h e f o r m e r Hu r r icane Elementar y. “I ' m p ro u d t o h a ve b e e n w o rk i n g i n Pu t n a m Co u n t y f o r t h e l a s t 3 9 ye a r s,” Ha t f i e ld s ai d . “I s t a r t e d o u t as a t e a c h e r, t h e n a s s i s t a n t principal, curriculum director and super intendent. I'm glad to be on another f o u r ye a r s. I w a n t t o s e e this building p ro g ra m t h ro u g h a n d s o m e t h i n g s we are in the middle of and just starting. There's been a lot of change in the last 10 ye a r s w i t h t h e t e c h n o l o g y a n d c h a n g i n g s o c i e t y. T h e business world is changing

rapidly and so are we.” Sp i c e r s a i d Ha t f i e l d ' s l e a d e r s h i p p l a ye d a k e y ro l e i n m u c h o f t h e county's academic successes and improvements. “He has had a big hand in our successes and in 2009, h e w a s ( We s t V i rg i n i a ) s u p e r i n t e n d e n t o f t h e ye a r. We f e e l o u r g re a t e s t re s o u rc e i s o u r p e o p l e – o u r teachers are the No. 1 paid i n t h e s t a t e, o u r s e r v i c e personnel are No. 2 and Mr. Hatfield had fallen to No. 7. He ' s h a d o f f e r s f ro m o t h e r d i s t r i c t s, h e h a s s a i d h e d o e s n ' t w a n t t o g o a n d we don't want him to go either,” he said. A l t h o u g h Ha t f i e l d h a s made it clear that he has no i n t e n t i o n s o f l e a v i n g Pu t n a m Co u n t y f o r a p o s i t i o n a t a n o t h e r d i s t r i c t , s u p e ri n t e n d e n t s w h o h a ve h a d l a rg e b o n d i s s u e s p a s s e d under their watch are typically highly sought after by outside districts looking for a new person at the helm. Pu t n a m Co u n t y vo t e r s a p p rove d a $ 5 6 . 7 m i l l i o n bond in 2009 for construct i o n a t n u m e ro u s s c h o o l s i n t h e c o u n t y. T h e b o n d i s building four new schools –

Winfield Middle, Poca Middle, Confidence Elementar y and Buffalo High, as well as constructing auxiliar y gyms a n d re n ova t i o n s f o r Wi n -

field Elementar y, Hurricane Hi g h , Po c a Hi g h a n d Wi n f i e l d Hi g h s c h o o l s. Pl a n s also include a complete re n ova t i o n f o r Po c a E l e mentar y School. School superintendents perform similar duties to t h o s e o f C E Os i n t h e p r i vate sector and the salar ies g e n e ra l l y re f l e c t t h a t . Ac cording to the West Virginia De p a r t m e n t o f Ed u c a t i o n f i g u re s, t h e a ve ra g e s a l a r y for super intendents is over T h o s e f i g u re s $100,000. va r y c o n s i d e ra b l y a c ro s s t h e n a t i o n . Fo r i n s t a n c e, t h e t o p - p a i d s u p e r i n t e n de n t i n Te x a s, w h o ove r s e e s a district about twice the size of Putnam County (relatively small by Texas stand a rd s ) makes nearly $350,000 a year. Ha t f i e l d ' s s a l a r y w i l l b e $ 1 , 0 0 0 m o re t h a n t h e c u rre n t s a l a r y o f Be rk e l e y Co u n t y Su p e r i n t e n d e n t Ma n n y A r vo n , w h o w i l l l i k e l y re m a i n t h e s t a t e ' s top-paid superintendent. A r vo n ' s s a l a r y w i l l ra i s e t o $ 1 6 9 , 5 0 0 by t h e t i m e h i s c o n t ra c t e x p i re s i n 2 0 1 4 .

T h a t c o u n t y ' s t e a c h e r s, h owe ve r, d o n ' t m a k e a s m u c h a s t h o s e i n Pu t n a m . Berkeley County's teachers rank No. 19 in the state, acc o rd i n g t o We s t V i rg i n i a A m e r i c a n Fe d e ra t i o n o f Te a c h e r s Pre s i d e n t Ju d y Hale in a statement posted o n t h e A F T We b s i t e c r i t i c i z i n g t h e g a p b e t we e n t e a c h e r a n d s u p e r i n t e ndent's pay in many of West V irginia's counties. Bo a rd Me m b e r Dr. Sa m u e l Se n t e l l e s a i d t h a t t h e n e w c o n t ra c t w i l l k e e p Ha t f i e l d ' s s a l a r y c o m p e t i tive. “It's a four-year contract, s o we h a ve t o d o i t a l l a t o n c e. We l o o k e d a t e ve r y superintendent's salary in the state to tr y to figure out what the situation will be f o u r ye a r s f ro m n ow,” h e said. T h e c o n t ra c t p rov i d e s a $ 5 , 0 0 0 ra i s e e a c h ye a r f o r t h e re m a i n i n g t h re e ye a r s o f t h e c o n t ra c t . W h e n Ha t f i e l d ' s c o n t ra c t e n d s i n 2016, he will be making $170,000.

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Ban on texting while driving passes Senate, as Legislature reaches halfway mark By Jack Bailey For The Putnam Standard

CHARLESTON – The 2012 session of the West Virginia Legislature passed the halfway mark last Friday, and lawmakers began to pick up the pace passing a number of bills from one chamber to the other for further consideration. The state senate last week passed a bill that would make it illegal to send text messages while driving. The bill that passed the senate would make texting while driving a primary offense, meaning that a person could be pulled over for that alone. The bill would also ban talking on a cell phone while driving, but that would be a secondary offense, meaning that a person would have to be pulled over for another offense to be charged. The bill sets fines at $100 for a first offense of texting while driving, $200 for a second offense and $200 for each subsequent offense. The bill now goes to the House where a similar version has been under discussion since the legislative session began. In the House version of the bill, texting while driving would be a secondary offense, however.

The senate last week also passed bills aimed at increasing protections for children and victims of domestic violence. On a unanimous vote, the Senate sent to the House a bill that would expand the availability of protective orders to any victim of sexual violence, stalking or harassment. State law currently only extends such protection to victims who live with their abuser or who are related to their abuser or stalker. The bill passed by the Senate would extend protection to children who are victims of sexual assault from a neighbor or teacher. The bill would also offer protection to adults who may work with their abuser or stalker. The bill now goes to the House for its consideration. The Senate last Wednesday also passed a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to prevent anyone from calling 911. Law enforcement officials have said that this bill, too, should help cut down on domestic violence as abusers often cut phone lines or destroy phones in order to stop victims from calling the police. The bill now goes to the House for its consideration. The Senate last week also passed a bill that would prohibit

children under the age of 16 from getting a tattoo. The bill would also require those children age 16 and 17 to obtain written consent from their parents to receive a tattoo. The bill goes to the House for its consideration. The House of Delegates last week passed a bill that would establish a misdemeanor offense of child neglect in cases where a felony charge is not warranted. The bill came about after a 15month-old girl in Monongalia County starved to death. The House of Delegates last week also began considering a bill that would require carbon monoxide detectors in certain public buildings. The bill, which was co-sponsored by 11 House members, came following a tragic accident at a South Charleston hotel where a person died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Also last week, the House passed a bill that had earlier passed the Senate that would create a new felony charge against any employee of the Division of Corrections that would engage in sexual activity with an inmate with or without their consent. The felony carries a prison sentence of 1 to 5 years in jail. That bill now goes to the governor for his signature.

As of the close of activity on Feb. 8, the 29th day of the regular 60 day legislative session, 545 bills had been introduced in the Senate and 1,160 bills had been introduced in the House Several new bills were introduced for consideration last week. Among some of the bills introduced last week in the Senate were bills that would: • Require U.S. citizenship for a concealed weapon license. Require voters to pres• ent a photo ID. • Create a DMV registration plate for the hearing impaired. • Authorize the Auditor’s land department to accept credit card payments. • Deem retail establishments with roll-your-own cigarette machines manufacturers. • Create the WVU Shale Research, Education, Policy and Economic Development Center. • Increase the compensation of the Secretary of Department of Veterans’ Assistance. • Exempt DNR police officers pension benefits from state income tax. Among some of the bills introduced last week in the House of Delegates were bills that would: • Require handicap rest-

room facilities and stalls in all colleges and universities be constructed with automatic doors. • Require a photograph on the removable handicap windshield placard. • Add a circuit court judge for the fifth judicial circuit. Create a juvenile sex of• fender registry. • Allow a municipality to sell its property for fair market value, without a public auction, if used for a public purpose. Ensure that persons • convicted of felony, treason and bribery in an election are not allowed to run for any elective office. • Require automated external defibrillators in public schools. • Create the crime of soliciting a minor. • Create the “West Virginia Winner” program to promote healthy living. • Provide high school diplomas to veterans of certain wars regardless of whether they were attending high school before entering the military. • Allow the State Fire Marshal to be appointed by the governor. The 2012 session of the West Virginia Legislature is schedule to end on Saturday, March 10.

Nominations sought for 2012 Governor’s Arts Awards The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts are seeking nomina-

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tions for the 2012 Governor’s Arts Awards. All West Virginians are encouraged to nominate individual artists, organizations and communities in five categories. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 22, 2012. The award categories are Arts in Education Award to recognize efforts to strengthen arts education in West Virginia public schools and the overall impact on arts education in West Virginia; Distinguished Service to the Arts Award to

recognize individuals and/or organizations of exceptional talent and creativity that have contributed to the arts and fostered growth, and influenced trends and aesthetic practices on a state and national level; Leadership in the Arts Award to recognize individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and access to the arts throughout West Virginia; Artist of the Year Award to recognize an individual artist who has impacted

the exposure to the arts in West Virginia through his/her work; and the Governor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement for significant achievement in the arts for an individual and/or organization. A ceremony and gala to present the awards will be held in March 2012 at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. For more information, or to request a nomination form, contact Rose McDonough, cultural facilities and accessibility coordinator for the arts section of the Division, at (304) 558-0240, ext. 152, email, or visit our website at www.wv- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Debbie’s Poetry Corner By Debra J. Harmes-Kurth

Send your poetry to Debra Harmes-Kurth 1042 Pike Street • Milton,WV 25541 For the next few columns I am going to write about how to compose a poem. One question I have been asked many times over the years is how I decide what I am going to write about. So I thought what a good place to start this series of columns, picking a topic. A poem can be about family; nature, hobbies, pets, love, death, politics, or you can even make a social statement. (I’ve written more than a few of those.) In other words a poem can be about anything that you want it to be. We as writers have to learn to experience ever ything around us, and to pay attention to even the smallest detail. In other words look beyond what you would commonly see. For example you are walking beside a creek, what do you see? Is the water higher or lower? How fast is it moving? What color is it? What is on the creek bank? What does the air feel like, or smell like? Is there anything in the water? Is anyone one else in the area? What are they doing? These are all things that we will see while walking - take a minute to stop and experience them. Challenge yourself to see what you might have otherwise overlooked. In that brief moment you just

might get the inspiration for a poem. Until next time, keep writing and send your poetry to the address above or email it to ***** a single dried leaf i opened a book tonight and there is a single dried leaf from years ago whispering softly its memories and i listen carefully in my heart this small single leaf will remain into a forever time jani johe webster, NY ***** Love is like rich creamy chocolate packed with almond joy Karen O’Leary, ND ***** Tomorrow Hope is feeling better in the near future than is experienced in the now. Yet also instilled is fear of disappointment or that perfection

won’t last long. Upon each recipient, responsibility to accept, embrace, cultivate hope rather than reject it while waiting for something else uncertain, mythical. Thoughts of permanence fleeting. Paul Truttman, CA ***** Don’t Panic . . . Swim Mother’s scream bounced panic off the lake, hard and cold, like Grandfather’s smile. Mother couldn’t swim, walk a pier, cross a creek. But I sprouted wings as a water bird fly, dive, paddle. Grandfather’s stare silenced Mother. “She’ll sink or swim.” Remember fly, dive, paddle as fast as you can. Debra J. Harmes-Kurth, WV

Stephen C. Hash graduates from Basic Training Army Reserve Pvt. Stephen C. Hash has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry

crewman. Hash is the son of Stephen and Sherry Hash of Sapphire Drive,

Hurricane. He is a 2011 graduate of Hurricane High School.

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MU School of Pharmacy reaches next step Toward Accreditation HUNTINGTON, WV – The Marshall University School of Pharmacy (SOP) has been granted an on-site evaluation visit by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), moving the School of Pharmacy forward in the accreditation process. Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Glenn Anderson, associate dean of academic affairs, and Dr. John Schloss, chairman of the department of pharmaceutical sciences and research, presented the university’s pre-candidate application proposal to the ACPE’s Board of Directors in late January and Marshall was formally notified of the Board’s favorable decision this week. The site visit is scheduled to occur in late spring. “Marshall University continues to move ahead with a cohesive, well-conceived plan for the School of Pharmacy. The action taken by the ACPE Board is very affirming in this regard,” said Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp. “I commend Dr. Kevin Yingling and our faculty and administrators for their hard work toward establishing what will become one of the region’s finest pharmacy programs. The progress that has been achieved is certainly very exciting, and we can all take pride in the noteworthy successes that have been achieved.” Yingling said this is great news for the School of Pharmacy and the entire region. “We are continuing to hire faculty, prepare our facilities, develop policies and curriculum, and of course, interview prospective students,” he said. The comprehensive visit, and subsequently its approval to continue, is the final step in the pre-candidate accreditation process, allowing the School of Pharmacy to begin its classes this fall. Pre-candidate accreditation status denotes a developmental program, which is expected to mature according to the ACPE’s plans and timetable. The accreditation process also includes two other major phases, candidate accreditation status and full accreditation status, which will culminate with the graduation of the first class. Applications for the first class are being accepted until March 1. For more information visit the school’s website, For further information contact Leah Clark Payne at 304-691-1713.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund ( is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., promoting healing and educating about the impact of the Vietnam War. Authorized by Congress, its most recent initiative is building the Education Center at The Wall, an underground facility near the Memorial that will help visitors discover the stories of those named on The Wall and celebrate the values embodied by all service members who served in all of America’s wars. Other Memorial Fund initiatives include educational programs for students and teachers, as well as a traveling Wall replica that honors our nation's veterans. Support the Education Center at The Wall by visiting, calling 866-990-WALL, or by texting "WALL" to 2022.

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University of Charleston Never Forgotten: 500 Photos of West Virginia’s Vietnam War Heroes Still Needed names 325 Students to the Fall 2011 Dean's List

Photos of Vietnam Heroes Needed for Inclusion in The Education Center at The Wall in Washington, D.C.

C H A R L E S TO N , W V - T h e Un i ve r s i t y o f C h a r l e s t o n h a s n a m e d s t u d e n t s t o t h e Fa l l 2 0 1 1 D e a n ' s l i s t . T h e Dean's List recognizes full-time students who earn a g r a d e p o i n t a v e r a g e o f 3 . 5 o r h i g h e r. T h e s t u d e n t s who have earned a spot on this list are: L e l a Re e d y o f Bu f f a l o, W V Mo l l y Hu l l o f Bu f f a l o, W V G a b r i e l l e W r i g h t o f E l e a n o r, W V S a r a h C a s t o o f E l e a n o r, W V Aron Hart of Leon, WV Rebekah Dunham of Leon, WV E m i l y R i d e r o f L i b e r t y, W V Co d y B o g g s o f Ni t r o, W V E m i l y Ja r re t t o f Ni t r o, W V Jo n Ba r k e r o f Ni t r o, W V J o n - Ta i t B e a s o n o f N i t r o , W V Me g a n Ha l l o f Ni t r o, W V Aaron Copley of Poca, WV Angela Nor man of Poca, WV Bodie Johnson of Poca, WV Philip Kennedy of Poca, WV Br ittany McComas of Red House, WV Heather Legg of Red House, WV J a c o b Tu c k e r o f R e d H o u s e , W V Emily Bess of Winfield, WV Rhys Batt of Winfield, WV Steven Gaydosz of Winfield, WV A s h l e y D. N i c h o l s o n o f H u r r i c a n e , W V Breanna Hughes of Hurricane, WV Candace Rinck of Hurricane, WV Chelsea Laska of Hurricane, WV Katherine King of Hurricane, WV Leann McKay of Hurr icane, WV Leigha Crout of Hurricane, WV Alaa Haffar of Scott Depot, WV Je s s i c a Pa r s o n s o f S c o t t De p o t , W V Micah Hardesty of Scott Depot, WV Susan Morr is of Scott Depot, WV A u s t i n L e w i s o f Te a y s , W V T h e Un i ve r s i t y o f C h a r l e s t o n i s a n i n d e p e n d e n t , co-educational, residential college located in the h e a r t o f We s t V i r g i n i a , w i t h a p p r o x i m a t e l y 1 , 4 0 0 s t u dents from 30 countries and 34 states. It ranks among the First Tier Regional Colleges in the South a c c o r d i n g t o U . S . N e w s & Wo r l d R e p o r t , a n d o f f e r s 22 undergraduate majors, three master's degrees, a n d a d o c t o r a t e i n p h a r m a c y. T h e m i s s i o n o f t h e Un i v e r s i t y o f C h a r l e s t o n i s t o e d u c a t e e a c h s t u d e n t for a life of productive work, enlightened living and community involvement.

WA S H I N G TO N , D C – T h e p e o p l e o f We s t V i r ginia suffered a large number of losses in the V i e t n a m Wa r, s a c r i f i c i n g 733 service-men and women in combat. The V i e t n a m Ve t e r a n s M e m o r i a l F u n d ’s ( V V M F ) m i s sion to honor these heroes continues with the National Call for Photos, a movement to collect photos of the more than 58,000 service-members inscribed o n t h e V i e t n a m Ve t e r a n s Me m o r i a l ( T h e Wa l l ) i n Wa s h i n g t o n , D C . W h e n collected, all photos will be displayed for generations to come at The Education Center at The Wa l l , a p l a c e o n o u r Na tional Mall where our military heroes' stories and sacrifice will never be forgotten. With the support of schools, volunteers, friends, and family from around the c o u n t r y, VVMF has collected more than 25,000 pic-

tures to date, but only 2 3 3 f r o m We s t V i r g i n i a . Generous support from volunteers, fellow ser vf a m i l y, ice-members, and friends is still needed in order to gather the remaining 500 photos necessary to honor our heroes from We s t V i r g i n i a f o r d i s p l a y a t T h e E d u c a t i o n C e n t e r. With a groundbreaking planned for November 2012, The Education C e n t e r a t T h e Wa l l i s a multi-million d o l l a r, state-of- the-art visit o r ’s c e n t e r a n d l e a r n i n g facility to be built on the grounds of the Vietn a m Ve t e r a n s a n d t h e Lincoln Memor ials. Visitors will better understand the profound i m p a c t t h e V i e t n a m Wa r had their friends and family members, their home towns, and the Nation. The Education Center will feature the faces and stories of the 58,272 men and women o n “ T h e Wa l l ,” h o n o r i n g

those who fell in Vietnam, those who fought and returned, as well as the friends and families of all who ser ved. For more information, visit w w w. b u i l d t h e c e n t e r. o r g . “ We s t V i r g i n i a s a c r i ficed a great deal in the V i e t n a m Wa r,” s a i d Ja n C . S c r u g g s, Fou n d e r an d President of the Vietnam Ve t e r a n s M e m o r i a l F u n d ( VVMF). “The Education C e n t e r a t T h e Wa l l w i l l allow Americans to put faces with the names of brave men and women who lost their lives, fostering their appreciation and respect for generat i o n s t o c o m e.” VVMF urges the citiz e n s o f We s t V i r g i n i a t o assist the National Call for Photos by submitting photographs of fallen service-members and generously supporting t h e E d u c a t i o n C e n t e r, ensuring that the sacrifices of our military heroes are never forgotten.

2012 West Virginia Official State Travel Guide available CHARLESTON, WV T h e 2 0 1 2 We s t V i r g i n i a Official State Tr a v e l Guide has arrived and is available free by request o r a t We l c o m e C e n t e r s statewide, courtesy of t h e We s t V i r g i n i a D i v i s i o n o f To u r i s m . Tr a v e l e r s w i l l f i n d a l l the information they need at their fingertips. Shopping, dining, lodging, outdoor recreation and entertainment is conveniently arranged by travel region. The guide also contains a 2012 calendar of events occurring statewide. "I'm happy to share the beauty of the Mountain State with visitors h e r e a n d a b r o a d , " G o v. E a r l R a y To m b l i n s a i d .

" We h a v e s o m u c h t o o f f e r, f r o m o u r b e a u t i f u l state parks, to worldclass skiing and whitewater rafting, to top-notch shopping and dining. Start planning your trip today and disc o v e r w h a t m a k e s We s t Virginia so wild and wonderful." The cover photo of this year's edition was taken at Alpine Lake Res o r t i n P r e s t o n C o u n t y. The guide features interviews with famous We s t V i r g i n i a n s , a l i s t o f w h a t ' s n e w i n We s t V i r ginia, articles on the new Boy Scout camp and the 150th anniversary of t h e C i v i l Wa r, a n d m u c h more. The guide's compact

size makes it easy to carry in a backpack, glove box or saddlebags. In addition, smart phone users can gain immediate access to online information via QR codes on select ads. The guide was published in cooperation with Miles Media Inc., which has produced the Official State Tr a v e l Guide since 2004. It was printed at Quad Graphics in Martinsburg. To r e q u e s t a f r e e c o p y of the 2012 Official S t a t e Tr a v e l G u i d e , v i s i t t h e We s t V i r g i n i a D i v i s i o n o f To u r i s m o n l i n e a t w w w. w v t o u r i s m . c o m / t r a velguide or call 1-800C A L L W VA .

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Remembering pioneers of fishing By David Payne Sr. For The Putnam Standard

For as long as humans have been on this earth, I suppose, they have been fishing. Yet, while the simplest mechanics of fishing remain the same, the sport has been revolutionized in modern times – even to the point of becoming a sport and not just something you do when you're hungry. Here's the stories of some of those people who made that happen. Lauri Rapala (1905 – 1974): The story of Rapala (his real name was Lauri Saarinen), is a true rags-to-riches tale. Rapala was born into extreme poverty in Rapala, Finland. If he didn't catch a fish, his family had nothing to eat. He designed and whittled a lure that moved through the water like a wounded minnow – just to better feed his family with a more steady supply of fish. It did just that, but his invention of the modern crankbait

also made him rich. It worked incredibly well and news of the lure spread like wildlife. Soon after, he founded the company that still bears his name and it's hard to find a tacklebox today that doesn't have a Rapala lure in it. By the way it's pronounced “RAP-pa-la.” Zane Grey (1872 – 1939): Yes, that Zane Grey – the same guy who gave us “Riders of the Purple Sage” and dozens of other timeless Western classics, revolutionized the world of fishing and used the proceeds from his books to finance his fishing adventures. He was a true pioneer of saltwater fishing and at one time held more than a dozen world saltwater fishing records. He was the first person to catch a 1,000-pound fish on rod and reel. His greatest gift to fishing was the “mother ship” concept (which he was the first to use) in which a supply boat stayed at sea, so a fishing vessel could

be resupplied without having to return to land. Besides saltwater fishermen, the pirates of Somalia use this technique to extend the reach of their piracy. All of them have Grey to thank for pioneering this concept. Izaak Walton (1593 – 1683): Walton was in his sixties when he wrote “The Compleat Angler,” which, in the public eye, transported fishing from a simple means of obtaining meat to a recreational pastime. If you've ever fished just for the pure pleasure of it, you have Walton to thank for making that culturally acceptable. Lord Robert Baden-Powell (1857 – 1941): the founder of Scouting was an avid flyfisherman. He was also one of the first people to advocate catch and release. Through Scouting, he popularized fishing as a worthwhile way to pass a day to millions upon millions of boys in the Western world. Mary Orvis Marbury (1856 –

1914): Her father, Charles Orvis, invented the lightweight flyreel (he should be included in this list, too) and founded the Orvis company. Mary was an expert at tying flies and took over the flytying section of her father's company when she was only 20 years old. Her “Favorite Flies and Their Histories” became the standard reference work for fishing flies. Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964): As a conservationist, he picked up where Theodore Roosevelt left off and was light-years ahead of his day as an environmentalist. He tirelessly worked to save America's fish at a time when aggressive logging, mining, etc. had ruined countless miles of stream. He worked tireless sly to save America's fisheries from the brink of destruction. Here's how he described the situation when he took office: “The salmon and hal-

ibut fisheries in the Northwest and Alaska were slowly dying out. The shad and bluefish fisheries on the Atlantic Coast were going. The great salmon and sturgeon fisheries on the Atlantic side had completely gone... Game fish were getting scarcer and scarcer all over the country. He set aside more than 5 million acres of national parks and forests. He revamped the Bureau of Fisheries, fired its chief and worked to collaborate water conservation with states. He continued to work tirelessly even after his single term as president expired. The idea in the 1930s was to revamp fisheries with hatchery-raised fish. With great vision, Hoover realized that only masked the true problem. “This is useless,” he said of stocking, “unless we can check pollution in our streams.”

MU School of Pharmacy moves forward with addition of New Faculty HUNTINGTON, WV — Marshall University’s School of Pharmacy has named six new faculty members with more than a century’s worth of combined experience in pharmaceutical science, clinical research and pharmacy education. “The addition of these accomplished, dedicated and knowledgeable professionals certainly adds to the diverse, robust team of faculty we are building at the School of Pharmacy,” said Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy. “Marshall University is developing a dynamic academic health center where pharmacy students will learn from a team of interdisciplinary health care professors.” The six new faculty members include a researcher who with his colleagues has received scientific funding in excess of $11 million, a pharmacist certified in oncology specialization, two pharmacists with residency training, and a pharmacy professor with more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and education. Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp said the naming of these faculty members underscores the university’s commitment to the school as it prepares to welcome the first class this fall. “Dr. Yingling has assembled

an outstanding leadership team of experienced administrators. The addition of this complement of accomplished, highcaliber faculty members to the School of Pharmacy adds considerable depth and expertise to the major departments of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice,” Kopp said. “Additionally, support for faculty hiring and research startups has been provided to such an extent that the school is quickly emerging as one of the top 50 schools of pharmacy in the country with respect to faculty research.” The new faculty members are as follows: • Dr. Stephanie L. Anderson, named associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. Anderson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas in 2000 and completed an accredited primary care residency at the University of Oklahoma in 2001. She most recently practiced as a pharmacist with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has presented sessions at more than 20 local, regional and national conferences. • Dr. Eric Blough, named associate professor and Director of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Research.

Blough received his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the Ohio State University. He most recently served as director of the Marshall University Center for Diagnostic Nanosystems and as an associate professor of biological sciences. A prolific researcher and publisher, he and his colleagues have received more than $11 million in research awards since 1998 and have published more than 50 articles. • Dr. Lisa Frazier, named assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. Frazier received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 1994. She comes to Marshall from Holzer Health Systems, where she served as Director of Pharmacy. Additionally, Frazier is certified as an oncology pharmacy specialist and has presented sessions at dozens of health care conferences. • Dr. Hasan Koc, named assistant professor and Director of Pharmacometrics and Pharmacoanalysis. Koc earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at New Mexico State University in 1997 and most recently served as assistant professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of more than three dozen academic research papers. • Dr. John Krstenansky,

named professor and Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Research. With more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and education, Krstenansky has an extensive background in the scholarship and practice of pharmaceutical research. Krstenansky completed a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1983. He also has a master’s degree in business administration. • Dr. Janet Wolcott, named assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. Wolcott received her

Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience in pharmacy practice and education. Additionally, she completed a oneyear pharmacy practice residency. Most recently, Wolcott served as Clinical Pharmacist Critical Care and Pharmacy Residency Director at Cabell Huntington Hospital. For complete biographical information on new faculty members, please contact Karen Barker, School of Pharmacy at 304-696-7302 or Leah Payne at 304-691-1713. School of Pharmacy information is available at

Page10 –Tuesday,February 14,2012 Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Buff Creek Rd. Hurricane, WV. "Helping the hurt get out of the dirt" Service Times- Sunday morning 10:00 am; Sunday eve. 6:00 pm; Wed. Eve Bible study 7:00 pm. Special meeting 4th Saturday each month at 7:00 pm. All area Churches welcome. Heaven is obtainable, Hell is avoidable. We still preach The Book, The Blood and, The Blessed Hope. Pastor Ernie Spence – 304-6172752.

Cookbook sales raise funds for Mission Projects Winfield United Methodist Women's group is selling cookbooks to raise funds for mission projects, including the group's back packs for foster children project. This collection of more than 400 favorite recipes was compiled by family and friends and is for sale for $10. Call 304-586-3795 or email for more information.

Redeemer Presbyterian welcomes community to Services Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA, welcomes the community to learn of God's love and grace. They meet at Teays Valley Cinema for worship service at 10 a.m. The church's pastor is Barrett Jordan. For more information, call the church office, 304-757-1197, or check the church's website at

Teays Valley Church of God 4430 Teays Valley Road, PO Box 270, Scott Depot, WV 25526 - (304)757-9222. Service times: Sunday’s 9:15am Sunday School, 10:15am Morning Worship, 6:00pm Evening Discipleship. Wednesday’s: 6:45pm Evening Discipleship. Pastor Melissa Pratt.

Winfield Community Church 144 Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, WV, 25560. (304) 586-1146. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Michael Hurlbert.

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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 firstWednesday of each month @ 7:00 P.M. Pastor: Ralph Kernen (304) 757-8446.

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Living the Love of Jesus Christ. 2438 US Route 60, Hurricane, WV 25526. 304-562-2012, 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. EveningWorship.Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Mid-week Service. Pastor Wayne Burch. 304-937-3447.

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: Jim Richards.

Springdale Free Will Baptist Church Cow Creek Road, Hurricane (Directions: Off Rt 34, 2-1/2 miles on Cow Creek Road, stay on left fork of Cow Creek. Church is on the right). Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Midweek Service 7 p.m. Pastor Larry Cooper. 562-5389.

Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene 3937 Teays Valley Road, Teays, WV 25569 (Mail: PO Box 259) Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Prayer Gathering, Children & Teen Programs. Last Saturday of each month; Clothing Closet from 9 am until noon. Free clothes for everyone! Pastor: Rev. Charles V. Williams. Phone: 304-757-8400.

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 - 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Pastor Jerry Kliner, STS. “Where people discover Jesus and grow in Faith”.

Scott Depot Christ Fellowship 4345 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV. 757-9166. Pastor Dr. Rod Taylor. Sunday School 9 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mid Week Service 7 p.m.

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.

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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 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)5438053. 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, 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); 304-7572866 (h). Sunday morning Bible Classes 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday EveningWorship 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 MorningWorship 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 304437-3513 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, 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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 304562-9265.

Faith Independent Church Sunday School 10am, Sunday Morning Worship 11am, Sunday Choir Practice 6 pm, Sunday Evening Service 7 pm; Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7pm. A little country church set on the side of Rt. 62 in the big town of Black Betsy, WV. Pastoral Team: Michael Landers and Randy Browning

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.


The Putnam Standard Across 1. Decorated, as a cake 5. “Hamlet” has five 9. Barbie’s beau 12. “Belling the Cat” author 14. Pumps and clogs 16. Clod chopper 17. Magnolia state 19. Biochemistry abbr. 20. Chlorox, e.g. 21. Suspicion 23. Greek earth goddess: Var. 25. Frosts, as a cake 26. Person directed to another for professional services 30. Second-year students, for short 32. Bauxite, e.g. 33. Gumbo vegetables 35. Coffee order 37. Arp’s art 39. Clock standard: Abbr. 40. Become friendlier 41. Commemorative marker 43. Nuclear energy weapon 46. Tokyo, formerly 47. Indic language of Orissa 49. Ocean’s surface used in reckoning land elevation (2 wd)

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51. Biblical shepherd 52. Next month (abbrev.) 53. Deceptive maneuver 57. Breath sweetening lozenge 61. “Fantasy Island” prop 62. Sinful 64. “Much ___ About Nothing” 65. Apprehensive 66. Taste, e.g. 67. “My boy” 68. Abstruse 69. Act

Down 1. Foot 2. Cover with plaster 3. “___ quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto) 4. Measured portion of medicine 5. Balaam’s mount 6. Reprimanded 7. Pith helmet 8. Blood poisoning 9. Former Soviet premier 10. A long, long time 11. “Cool!” 13. Rogue 15. Humorous TV drama 18. Dodge 22. Move, as a plant 24. Pirate’s dismay 26. Engine parts

27. A Muse 28. Union of several states 29. Kind of wool 31. Screen from light 34. Veranda 36. Missing from the Marines, say

38. Accused’s need 42. Hottie 44. Third month 45. Swells 48. Set in a straight row 50. Go over 53. “Ah, me!” 54. Change

55. Algonquian Indian 56. Cork’s country 58. Better 59. Yorkshire river 60. Brought into play 63. Cheat



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HAZEL MCCRACKEN ADKINS Hazel McCracken Adkins, 68, of Red House died Saturday, February 4, 2012, at home after a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. Hazel was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 37 years and attended the Winfield Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Hazel was an ardent student of God's Word and a zealous kingdom proclaimer. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend who was known for her baking, sewing and gardening. Hazel is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Frank Adkins; children, Janet and Jeff Shafer of Fountain Valley, Calif., Joyce and Wes Burgess of Mt. Lookout, Margaret and Ken Tully of Winston-Salem, N.C., Frank Adkins II of Montgomery, and Marsha Adkins of Cross Lanes. She is also survived by her sisters, Margaret Moore, Betty Robinson and Susan McCracken of West Virginia and Mary Lou Green of Ohio; her brothers, Donley, Byrne, Arthur and Thomas McCracken of Ohio, Murray McCracken of California, Steve, Norman and Arnold McCracken of West Virginia. Also surviving are her brothers-in-law and sisters-in law, Tom and Clara Adkins, Bill and Sharon Adkins, and Darlene Adkins Sapp of West Virginia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Schiano and staff, especially the loving and supportive care given by Mary Schiano, as well as the loving care of Hospice employee Holley Clark.

A memorial service was held Monday, February 6, 2012, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Winfield, W.Va. Donations may be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, W.Va., 25387 or Winfield Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 3639 Winfield Rd., Winfield, W.Va., 25213. Condolences to the family may be made at

BILLY BLAKE Billy Blake, 92, of Cross Lanes, formerly of St. Albans, went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2012, from complications due to diabetes. He was born July 5, 1919, and raised in Helen, Raleigh County. Billy served his country during World War II, and worked at AEP, where he retired with 35 years of service. He loved fishing and gardening. Billy was a member of the former Faith Presbyterian Church of Cross Lanes, and recently Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Teays Valley (Hurricane). He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Marjorie; daughters, Stephanie and Becky (Parke); grandsons, Tony and Chris (Lauren); great-granddaughter, Paisley; and sister, Betty Jo Davis (Jack) of Florida. He also leaves behind his dog, Molly. Many special thanks to Dr. Michael Noto, Dr. Reginald McClung, Chris and Dale Kessinger, Janet and Henry Thompson and special neighbor, Stu Wiggleworth, for all their assistance. Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 8, in Springhill Cemetery with the Rev. Jeb Biddle officiating. It is requested that donations are made to America Diabetes Association or Kanawha Valley Animal Shelter. You may send your condolences to the family at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home was entrusted to handle the arrangements.

ADA M. CAIN Ada M. Cain, 95, of Eleanor, Putnam County, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Broadmore Assisted Living, Hurricane after a long illness. She worked throughout her life in various restaurants, and then fulfilled her dream of owning her own business, Ada's Diner, in Poca, from which she retired. She was a member of Red House United Brethren Independent Church, and also attended Lone Oak Church in Red House. She was born in Buffalo, Putnam County, on February 12, 1916, the oldest child of the late Earl and Florence Whittington. She lived her entire life in Put-

nam County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Cain; children, Cleo, Clayton and Bonnie Trador, Donna Robinson and June Wolfe; sisters, Vivian Allinder, Audrey Parsons, Bonnie Phillips and Juanita Armbrust; and brothers, Jerry and Arliss Whittington. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joann Higginbotham of Columbus, Ohio, Jackie (Ellen) Trador of Hilliard, Ohio, James (Neuasa) Trador of Buffalo, Barbara (Johnnie) Muck of Scott Depot and Paul (Paula) Cain of Buffalo; stepdaughters, Wynema Lockhart and Janet (A.C.) Skeens of Grundy, Va.; sisters, Macil Jividen of Eleanor and Reba Phillips of Nitro; brother, Bob Whittington of Mesa, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren, and one due in April; four great-greatgrandchildren; as well as several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to Hospicecare, and all the nurses, aides and staff at Broadmore Assisted Living for the love, care and respect shown to Ada and her family while she was under their care. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, at Red House United Brethren Independent Church, Red House with Pastor Greg Blake and Pastor Ray Parsons officiating. Burial followed in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor. Online condolences may be sent to the Cain family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting www.raynesfuneral Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

SANFORD STONE "SANDY" CORMACK Sanford Stone "Sandy" Cormack, 80, of St. Albans died February 1, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice West after a short illness. He was born December 15, 1931, in Sun, the son of Scottish immigrants, the late Jack Cormack and Elizabeth Lambie Cormack. He grew up in Eccles, and graduated from Trap Hill High School. He attended Concord College before starting his 34year career at Union Carbide in South Charleston. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in St. Albans, where he served as junior and senior warden; Church League basketball coach; Christ Kitchen volunteer; and general "fix-it" man. He cooked, washed dishes, cleaned, painted, plumbed and cut grass - whatever was needed. He loved to hunt and fish with his brothers, nephews and best buddy, John Carper. He also enjoyed watching college sports, especially when his sons could watch with him. They were his

The Putnam Standard pride and joy. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Donald, Robert, James, Alex and Neil; sisters, Jessie Keesee, Caroline Keesee, Elizabeth Hinte and Jessie Potter; nephews, Henry Hinte and Robbie Cormack; and nieces, Sharon Keesee and Margaret Ann Daniels. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Jeanette; son, Sandy Jr. and his wife, Sue, and children, Andrea and Brian Rumbaugh, of Aberdeen, Md.; son, Jim and his wife, Diane, and daughter, Abby, of Fairmont; sister, Betty Conlon of Sarasota, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Brookie Cormack and Helen Cormack; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. A celebration of his life was held Saturday, February 4, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Bill Barfield officiating. The family suggests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311. The family would like to thank the staff of Hubbard Hospice West for the kind and loving care they gave Sandy and his family during his stay there.

CATHERINE ANN DURHAM Catherine Ann Durham, 79, of Cross Lanes, formerly of Hurricane, passed away Monday, February 6, 2012, at home after a long illness. Those surviving are her husband of 60 years, Dr. William R. Durham; and children, Dr. Richard Durham (Linda) of Lewisburg, John Durham (Tammy) of Duluth, Ga., Steve Durham (Rose) of Roanoke, Va., Peggy Durham McKenney (Steve) of South Charleston and Sara Greathouse of South Charleston. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25312. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium assisted the Durham family.

REBA BALLARD JONES Reba Ballard Jones, 86, of St. Albans passed away February 1, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was born in Marmet on July 24, 1925, a daughter of the late James Walter and Agnes Elizabeth Kelly Wells. Reba was a member of the Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, and was well known and loved in the community. She is survived by her husband, Talmadge "Tex" Jones; four sons, William Ballard and his companion, Jeannie Brown-

ing, of Red House, James Ballard and his wife, Drema, of St Albans, John L. Ballard and his wife, Laura, of South Charleston and Robert Dwayne and his wife, Jean, of Cement City, Mich.; two sisters, Lorene Rock of Charleston and Glenna Wells of Buffalo; sister-in-law, Molly Selbe of Charleston; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Reba was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard, Harry and Eugene; three sisters, Anna Mae Anderson, Ruth Calvert and Louise Smith; and former husband, William A. Ballard. Funeral services were held Friday, February 3, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with the Rev. H.R. Whittington officiating. Entombment followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Online remembrances may be sent to

OTIS MCCARTHY HIVELY Otis McCarthy Hively, 73, of Henderson passed away at his home February 2, 2012. He was born September 4, 1938, in Nitro, a son to the late Glen Hively and Lina Lovejoy Hively. He was a laborer in the construction industry, and he avidly attended the House of Praise and Worship in Point Pleasant. He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Hively of Henderson; three sons, Ronnie (Andrea) Hively of Point Pleasant, Ernie (Cindy) Hively of Harrisville and Timmy (Chris) Hively of St. Albans; two daughters, Donna Craig and Janice Deal of St. Albans; one brother, Clarence Hively of St. Albans; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 5, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant with the Rev. Marshall Bonecutter officiating. Burial followed in Centerpoint Cemetery, Red House. Online condolences may be made at

GRACE JUDD Grace Judd went home to be with the Lord on January 31, 2012. She worked as a volunteer at Charleston General Hospital for many years, and as a receptionist at WCHS-TV8. She was an accomplished bowler with numerous 300 games. An avid Chicago Cubs fan, she loved the game of baseball. Grace was born April 29, 1926, in Glens Falls, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Lex D. Judd of Cookeville, Tenn.; and by her brother, Joe Porter of Saratoga, N.Y. She is survived by her chil-


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dren, Pat and husband, Bill Wright, of Rochester Hills, Mich., Melinda and her husband, Danny Dunn, of Charleston, Kit and his wife, Gail Judd, of Madison, N.C., and Kathy Judd of Atlanta, Ga. She had 11 grandchildren, Kelly Burleson, Kimberly Wright, Kathy Jean Wright, Vince Wright, Matthew Wright, Jonathan Dunn, Patrick Dunn, Emily Hosman, Christopher Judd, Jennifer Spangler and Anthony Amado. She is also survived by six greatgrandchildren. Grace was the light in every room she entered, and she will be missed by all who knew her and loved her so much. Funeral services were held Friday, February 3, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, with Pastor Chris Moles officiating. Burial followed in Sissonville Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, was in charge of arrangements.

MARY ELLEN LEGRAND Mrs. Mary Ellen Legrand, 76, of Huntington, widow of Asa LeGrand, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Chapman's Mortuary with Pastor John Duffy and Pastor B. C. Egnor officiating. Burial followed in Ridgelawn Memorial Park. She was born Oct. 29, 1935, at Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late Claude and Marie McClelland Blevins Roe. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rodney and Lisa LeGrand of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Stephen Allen LeGrand of Huntington; two grandchildren, Eric Mercer of Hurricane, and Jessyca Gouch of Scott Depot; a great-grandchild, Brianna Mercer, of Petersburg, W.Va.; a sister, Caroline Sharp of Aurburndale, Fla.; and two brothers, Richard Blevins of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jerry Robert Blevins of Columbus, Ohio. Chapman's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be sent to Crossroads Baptist Church Children's Ministries, 875 Norway Avenue, Huntington, WV 25705. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to

DONALD R. "DICK" LEWIS Donald R. "Dick" Lewis, or "Nitro," as his friends called him, peacefully passed away from complications due to lung cancer on January 31, 2012.

Dick was born December 2, 1938, in Nitro. After serving his country in the Navy for six years, he married his wife, Crystal, and settled in Titusville, Fla., where he retired from Florida Power & Light at the Port St. John Plant in 1994. Dick lovingly leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Crystal Lewis; son, Dana R. Lewis; daughter, Tracy Mascellino; six grandchildren, Lee Jones, Kyle Jones, Becca Mascellino, Dalton R. Lewis, Abby Mascellino and Danielle R. Lewis; one greatgranddaughter, Jordan Jones; as well as his father, Mervin Gibson of Scott Depot; brother, Danny R. Lewis of Scott Depot; sister, Brenda (Ronnie) Matthews of Winfield; and many nieces and nephews who loved him and will miss him dearly. Let us not forget his faithful friend, Maggie, who loved her daddy. Dick was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Gibson; his sister, Carol Forloine; and his sister-in-law, Donna Lewis, also from Scott Depot. A memorial was held Saturday, February 4, at North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville, Fla. His memory is a special gift that will live on with all of us and those who had the good fortune to meet him. We are thankful for the time we had together and will miss him greatly. Thanks for the gift of fishing, Dad! Please make donations to Titusville's SPCA. Online condolences may be left for the family at

JANE INEZ LYTLE MAGEE Jane Inez Lytle Magee, 85, passed away peacefully February 4, 2012, at her home in Hurricane. Jane was born in Newark, N.J., on April 29, 1926. She was a member of the Eastern Star of Faith Chapter 92 of Bernardsville, N.J. She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening and spending time with her family. Jane has joined her husband of 65 years, the late Donald Charles Magee of Basking Ridge, N.J. She leaves a brother and his wife, David and Barbara Lytle of North Grafton, Mass., and a sister and her husband, Wallis Nancy and Robert Manz of West Creek, N.J. She will be greatly missed by her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and David Tullo of Lebanon Township, N.J., and Karen and Bob Ripley of Hurricane. Jane was a proud and doting nana of six grandchildren and their spouses, and 12 greatgrandchildren. She will be laid to rest with her husband in St. Bernards Cemetery, Bernardsville, N.J. The family is grateful for the loving care provided by Hubbard House, Hospice Care of Kanawha

County and Broadmore Assisted Living.

MANFORD LEE MALLETT Manford Lee Mallett, 81, of Buffalo went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Arbors at Gallipolis following a long illness. He was a retiree of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation in Ravenswood, and a lifelong farmer. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Manford was also a longtime member and church officer of Shiloah Independent Church, Red House, and was former Sunday school superintendent and sang in the choir. Born February 25, 1930, he was the son of the late Otto B. Mallett and Vada Mae Hill Mallett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia M. Gates; as well as two sisters and four brothers. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances Covert Mallett; a daughter, Judith (Gary) Hill of Red House; sons, Danny (Shirley) Mallett of Buffalo and Terry Mallett of Buffalo; a sister, June (Robert) Poese of Rio Grande, N.J.; grandchildren, Jimmy, Annetta, Misty, Eric, Ronald, Troy, Andrea, Cassandra, Brittany and Bradley; and nine great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. James Toothman and the third floor staff of Arbors at Gallipolis for their exceptional care. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, at Shiloah Independent Church, Red House with Pastor Rick Legg officiating. Burial with graveside military honors followed in Shiloah Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Mallett family, and the online guestbook signed, by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, was in charge of arrangements.

JEANETTA ARZENE MCDONALD Jeanetta Arzene McDonald, 78, of Poca died Feb. 2, 2012. Services were held Monday, Feb. 6, at Forest Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Milton. Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

JEAN HILL NAYLOR Jean Hill Naylor, 86, of Sweetbriar Assisted Living, Dunbar, formerly of St. Albans, passed away from this life on Friday, February 3, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, with her daughters by her side.

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She was born on April 4, 1925, in Charleston to the late Francis and Lucille Rectenwald. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orville O. "Sandy" Hill; and her second husband, just two weeks ago, Joe Naylor. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra J. Hill; sisters, Nancy and Frances; and a brother, Bill. She had been employed by Union Carbide, Sandra's Sewing Center, Center Hardware and McClung and Morgan's Department Store. The job she loved the most was caring for others, which she did with love. Left to cherish her memories are her daughters and sons-inlaw, Jeanette and Bill Donohew of Wheeling, and Diane and Raymond Blake of Nitro; and stepson, Michael Naylor and his wife, Denise, of Midland, Texas. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Scott Donohew (Laura) of Wheeling, Kelli Kozusnik (Mark) of Wheeling, Ray Blake II ( Jessica) of Nitro, and Nick Blake (Stephanie) of South Charleston; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Brett, Bethany and Kayleigh; cousin, June Ann Lindner of Carnesville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, February 6, 2012, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Gail Medley, her nephew, officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. The family would like to thank the staff at the Sweetbriar for all the loving care they gave. The family suggests donations are made to HospiceCare 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, W.Va., 25312. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at

DEBRA LYNN NIKOLAUS Debra Lynn Nikolaus of Houston, Texas, passed away on February 2, 2012. Born May 26, 1951. Debra was preceded in death by her grandfather William Henson, grandmother Margaret Henson and special uncle William Henson Jr., all of Huntington, W.Va.

She is survived by beloved husband of 41 years, Larry Nikolaus; mother Mildred Walker of Huntington, W.Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law Cynthia and Jim Kiser of Conyers, Ga., Donna and James Waters of Scott Depot, W.Va.; brothers and sister-in-law Michael Walker of Huntington, W.Va., Mitchell and La-iad Walker of Saudi Arabia; and parents of her husband, Challen and Betty Nikolaus of Barboursville W.Va. Debra was a full of life artist, sculptor and all around craftsman who produced paintings, sculptures and hand crafted furniture. She loved the hunt for unique items at church garage sales to use in her art. She was the loved mother of furry children Nicky, Rusty, Scooter, William, Cody, Stanley and Dory. A private memorial service to honor Debbie is planned for a later date. Arrangements by Klein Funeral Home of Texas.

ALBERT DONN RICHARDSON Mr. Albert Donn Richardson, 79, of Nitro passed away February 6, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. He was a retired electrician from Rhone-Poulenc with 38 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Hattie Richardson. Albert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mrs. Gwendolia Richardson; children, Jim and wife, Jodi Richardson, Brenda Davis and fiancĂŠ, Shannon Ratcliff, Shari and husband, Mark Wilson, and Roy Richardson; eight grandchildren, Kendra, Bobbie, Jami, Josh, Jimmy, William Keith, Morgan and Jay; and eight great-grandchildren. A tribute to the life of Mr. Albert Richardson was held Thursday, February 9, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerald Lanham officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Richardson family.


Page 14 –Tuesday,February 14,2012 VIRGINIA GRETHEL STEPP RIDDELL Virginia Grethel Stepp Riddell, 89, of Oak Hill, formerly of St. Albans, died Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill. Born December 14, 1922, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Isiah and Sadie Stepp. She was a member of St. Albans Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, and was a homemaker. Virginia was a graduate of Magnolia High School, Matewan. During World War II, she worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. Her husband, Chatham Wheeler Riddell; sister, Florence Copley; and brothers, Dennis Stepp, Clell Stepp and Isiah Stepp Jr., preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, James McCulty and wife, Jennifer, of Spencer, Thomas K. Riddell and wife, Ann, of Oak Hill and David Riddell and wife, Barbara, of Cookeville, Tenn.; a brother, Bill Stepp of Covington, Ky.; and a sister, Thelma Spangler of Kanawha City. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Matthew McCulty, Evan McCulty, Thomas Alan Riddell, Carrie Lee, Bradford Riddell and Christina Harbison; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, February 8, at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill with the Rev. Dana Gatewood officiating. Burial followed in Spencer Cemetery, Spencer. Online condolences may be sent at Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

JOHN JUNIOR ROBINETTE John Junior Robinette, 89, of Hurricane passed away peacefully February 6, 2012. He was the youngest son of John David and Vicie Robinette. John was a coal miner, retired from Peabody Coal Company. He treasured his pets, and many memories of hunting, fishing and playing cards with family and

friends. He especially loved the endless road trips exploring every area of West Virginia with his wife, Laura. Church was a very important part of his life, where he taught and enjoyed the fellowship of a church family. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Hundley; and his son, Donald Robinette He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Laura (Canterbury); his children, the Rev. Douglas Robinette (Mary), Frances Kienle (Robert), Frank Robinette, Brenda Aldenderfer, Linda Latscha Holman (Mike), Steve Stone (Ruthann), Beverly Burgess, Ruthann Stone and Alan Stone Sr. and Jr.; and many special and much loved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and his Canterbury brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Friday, February 10, at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Interment followed in Valley View Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent at

ROBERT C. TABOR A private memorial service was held to honor the life of Robert C. Tabor on Saturday February 4, 2012, in St. Albans for family and close friends. An additional memorial service and burial was held in Athens, Ga., on Monday, February 6, where Robert "Bob" resided with his beloved wife of 20 years and daughter, Christina. Robert, Teressa and Christina are members of a United Methodist Church in Athens. We, his immediate family (wife and daughter), would like to thank all of our family and Bob's closest friends for all their love and support during this difficult time, and thank them for honoring Bob's last request of a private, selective church service in his memory.

EARNESTINE NORMA THOMAS Mrs. Earnestine Norma Thomas, 86, of Rock Branch passed away on February 4, 2012, in the Teays Valley Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Thomas;

and son, Junior Thomas. Mrs. Thomas is survived by her daughter-in-law, Rose Thomas; grandchildren, Stephanie Shue and Steven Thomas; great-grandchildren, Kayla Sturgill, Miranda Thomas and Haley Shue; and great-great-grandchild, Clayton Sturgill. A tribute to the life of Earnestine was held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Delbert L. Hawley officiating. Private burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Thomas family.

TAMMIE L. TUCKER With family members by her side, Tammie L. Tucker, 52, of Leon lost her brave and courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, February 4, 2012. She worked for several years as an EMT in Mason County for the Mt. Flower Rescue Squad. She attended numerous churches throughout the area. Tammie was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a very special daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Tammie was preceded in death by a cherished daughter, Bethany Tucker; an infant granddaughter, Haily Rigsby; a brother, Paul "PW" Buck; and two nephews, Bobby Henry II, and Charles Wayne Buck. Tammie was born on Father's Day, June 18, 1959, to her proud parents, Paul and Evadene Buck of Point Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband of nearly 34 years, Stephen E. Tucker; a son, Stephen E. Tucker; three grandchildren, to whom she devoted her life, Tessa, Shawn "Bubby," and Mason; a sister, Phyliss (Bob) Henry of Lafayette, Tenn.; a very special friend, Connie Nichols; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews

The Putnam Standard who loved her very much, as she did them. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Bob Herdman officiating. Burial followed in Craig Cemetery, Grimms Landing.

JUANITA ELIZABETH WALKER Juanita Elizabeth Walker, 81, of St. Albans passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Hubbard House Hospice, South Charleston. Born February 14, 1930, in St. Albans, she was the second of eight children born to the late Robert Harvey and Harriet Cain. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wallace R. Walker; and brothers, James Harvey and Nathan Edwards Cain. Juanita gave her life to Christ at the age of 18. She devoted her life to serving the Lord, and was a faithful servant all her days. In her early walk with Christ, Juanita was an active member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Later, she was a devoted member of Cross Lanes Bible Church, where she continued to sing in the choir, teach women's Bible classes and work with the children's ministries. Juanita was active in the community, witnessing and delivering the message of God's love through song and scripture. She would volunteer and sing at the Hansford Senior Citizen Center. Juanita was an avid lover of music, and a lifelong student and educator. She was also blessed with the gift of a green thumb, and loved to work in the yard and raise beautiful flowers. Juanita is survived by her children, Rita Walker and Mia Annette Walker-Brewer; five siblings, Eugene Cain, Harriet Harris, Carol Claytor, Glenn Cain and Ramona Jackson; two grandsons, Micaiah David Smith and Robert Jamar Brewer; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and countless friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, at Cross

Lanes Bible Church, Cross Lanes, with Pastor Dave Buckley officiating. Entombment followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. You may also share memories or condolences with the family at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT SHELTON "BOB" WATTERS JR. Robert Shelton "Bob" Watters Jr., 68, of Hurricane passed away from this life to his heavenly home Monday, January 30, 2012. He was born April 18, 1943, in Dunbar, where he lived for 29 years, to the late Robert Shelton and Edith A. Wolfe Watters. Bob worked for 19 years at Smith Transfer, Belle, and retired from Appalachian Power with 19 years of service. He loved spending time with his grandkids, and spending time outside deer hunting and trout fishing. He always loved his animals, but especially his last dog, Marley. Surviving Bob are his wife of 46 years, Rosemary Mitchell Watters; his sons, Scott and Debbie Watters of Clothier, Barry and Carey Watters of Rocky Gap, Va., and Kris Watters of Hurricane; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Tinker Shook of Kent, Ohio, Carol Durfee of St. Albans and Shelba Jean Carney of Liberty; and brother, Jim Watters of Charleston. Funeral services for Bob were held Friday, February 3, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor David Pence officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 253393980; or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may also be made by visiting Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, WV was honored to be serving the Watters family.

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Feb. 21, 2012 Sibling Class Future big brothers and sisters learn to help care for the new baby. Location: Cabell Huntington Hospital More information: 304-526-BABY (2229) Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Infant CPR Class Pre-registration required. Location: Cabell Huntington

Hospital More information: 304-526-BABY (2229) Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Parkinson's Support Group The Senior Services Department invites anyone affected by Parkinson's disease as a patient, caregiver or family member, to participate in a monthly support group focused on coping with the disease. Meetings take place at the Edwards Com-

prehensive Cancer Center Resource Room on the Cabell Huntington Hospital campus. For more information please call 304-526-2695. Time: 6 to 7 p.m. SurgicalWeight Control Seminar Join Dr. Blaine Nease, Director for the Center for SurgicalWeight Control, for an informational meeting to discuss surgical weight control options available at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

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New Buffalo High to make innovation a specialty By David Payne Sr. For The Putnam Standard

When the new Buffalo High School opens its doors this fall, students can look forward to an academic career with some unusual opportunities in what Putnam County school officials say will be a showcase school for entire state. When the new Buffalo High opens this fall, it will feature 21st Century academic programs that will make the school one of a handful of innovation-zone schools in the country and the only one in West Virginia, Craig Spicer, Putnam County Board of Education president, said. “We've got approval from the state and received in excess of $300,000 in grants to make the school an innovation zone – we can go cutting edge and try a lot of new things,” he said. The planned programs will teach students not only the three Rs, but working experience they will need to be successful in the real world. “It's a project-based approach,” said Superintendent Harold “Chuck” Hatfield. “Every student will have access to a computer and the curriculum is delivered in project-based learning. For instance, you might have four students working on a proj-

Buffalo High School, which is scheduled to open this fall, will offer a unique approach to learning. Photo by David Payne Sr. ect and they might get English and social-studies credit for that particular project.” The program will allow Putnam County to bring an evenmore educated workforce to the table for attracting business and industry relocation and expansion, Hatfield said. “You can teach a good work ethic, collaboration and good communication skills. All those

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will be part of your grade,” he said. School officials have patterned much of the new school model after an innovation-zone school in Columbus, Indiana and said it will take some time to tweak the program to perfect it for the county's needs. Some facets of what works at Buffalo's innovation-zone pilot project will likely find their way to other schools in the county, Hatfield said. “If this works, we might apply some of these concepts to the other high-schools in the county,

but all this will take some time to fully implement it, assess it and see results that we feel really good about. This is a unique situation, to open a brand-new school and offer a brand-new delivery model at the same time,” Hatfield said. Board member Sam Santelle said that improving schools is always a good way to make your community more attractive to businesses looking to relocate, even though Putnam County has already drawn considerable interest and investment from outside companies.

“I think part of this is to try to draw business. The (economic) showcase of the state is the Teays Valley Corridor – we've got eight Japanese companies right here. We have labor and a good place to locate, but schools have a lot to do with attracting companies. When I talk to somebody about moving here, first thing they ask about is the schools,” he said. School officials plan to add agriculture programs as well. “Putnam has the third-largest horticulture industry in the state, so we are working with the state to open an agricultural-science program as well. There is a need in the county for people to work in those areas, so we are developing an agricultural-science program that fits really well with our new tech-high-school model,” Hatfield said. Putnam County voters approved a $56.7 million bond in 2009 for construction at numerous schools in the county, which is building four new schools – Winfield Middle, Poca Middle, Confidence Elementary and Buffalo High, as well as constructing auxiliary gyms and and renovations for Winfield Elementary, Hurricane High, Poca High and Winfield High schools. Plans also include a complete renovation for Poca Elementary School. “This is a very exciting time for us,” Spicer said. “We are going from 86 portable classrooms (in the county) to zero.”

Innovate WV accepting registration for Manufacturing Assistance Registration is now open for a new program designed to help entrepreneurs, small businesses and manufacturers get their products to market. The program, called Innovate WV, will provide technical assistance—including design and development, rapid prototyping and reverse engineer ing ser vices—through the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufactur ing (RCBI). Funded in par t through the U. S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the program is par t of the West V irginia EDA University Center par tnership among RCBI, Marshall University and Concord University. Innovate WV is intended to help create and encourage business opportunities, strengthen entrepreneurship and generate

jobs across souther n West V irginia, especially in the technology-based manufactur ing sector of the economy. Charlotte Weber, director and CEO of RCBI, said the initiative is focused on connecting new and existing small businesses with the resources they need to grow and prosper. “By directly connecting manufacturers and entrepreneurs with RCBI, as West V irginia’s advanced manufacturing technology center, the assistance we provide through Innovate WV will be focused directly on novel manufactur ing and entrepreneur ial effor ts,” she added. Tom Minnich, Innovate WV program manager, said, “By taking advantage of Innovate WV, small businesses can access manufactur ing assistance and take their

concepts to reality through the computer-aided design, reverse engineer ing, prototyping, and fabrication and machining ser vices available at RCBI. Combining their innovative ideas with capabilities we have available at RCBI will give entrepreneurs the suppor t they need to turn their ideas into a commercial opportunity.” The Innovate WV registration for m is available at, and must be submitted online to the technical review committee to be eligible to apply for the first phase of assistance, which ends March 30. The selection process is ongoing. Levels of assistance provided will var y based on project requirements. For more infor mation, call (800) 469-RCBI (7224) or e-mail InnovateWV

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