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County in need of poll workers for May 8 election By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – Putnam County Clerk Brian Wood said that he is in need of poll workers for the upcoming May 8 primary elections. Wood said that he needs both Republican and Democrat poll workers. “Anyone interested should please contact my office,” Wood said. “This being a presidential election we would like to have a stockpile of workers to draw from.” Wood said that he needs poll workers both to work the polls the day of the primary election and also to man information booths that he plans to set up in high traffic voting areas. Wood said that he thinks the information booths are necessary because of recent redistricting changes so that voters know the proper places to vote. “We can use all of the people we can get,” Wood said. In order to be eligible to be a poll worker, Wood said that you must be a resident of Putnam County, must be 18 years of age and registered to vote. A training session is provided for poll workers before the primary election, Wood said. In addition to performing a civic duty, Wood said that poll SEE ELECTION ON PAGE 3

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New massage therapy business opens in Winfield By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – A new massage therapy business had its grand opening on Friday, March 9, in Winfield. Rejuvenate by Robin offers swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, couples massage, aromatherapy massage and a host of other services, according to owner Robin Collins. “I knew I could help more people by opening my own business,” said Collins, who previously worked in the school system with special needs children. Collins said that working with special needs children reinforced for her research that has shown that massage therapy helps with growth and development. She said that she decided more than a year ago that she wanted to open her own business and saved money so that she would not have to go into debt to follow her dream. Her new store in Winfield offers a friendly, inviting environment for her clients to come into. Rooms for both individual and couple's massages are available. “We want people to come in

A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting was held on Friday, March 9, for Rejuvenate by Robin, a new massage therapy business in Winfield. (From left) Rebecca Collins, Robin Collins and Megan Watters cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the store. Photo by Jack Bailey and this feel like home,” Collins said. “We wanted to create a peaceful environment. People carry so much stress with them

when they come in and we want to create an environment that is stress free.” The business is located at 3430

Winfield Road in Winfield. It accepts PEIA and other health SEE REJUVENATE ON PAGE 3

Commissioners approve zoning change for TeaysValley Road land By Jack Bailey

WINFIELD – The Putnam County Commission approved a zoning change at its Tuesday, March 13, meeting that would allow a property developer to have more commercial development options for a 4.8 acre tract of land located along Teays Valley Road across from the K-mart and

Kroger gas station. Commissioners unanimously approved the zoning change from a C-1 suburban commercial district to a C-2 high density commercial district. Property owner Yeager Land LLC had asked for the zoning change in order to have more development options for the property, according to John Butterworth of the Putnam County Planning Com-

mission. The Planning Commission had earlier voted to recommend that the County Commission approve the rezoning request. Butterworth said that that developer did not indicate a specific project when applying for the zoning change, but said they wanted to have more flexibility in trying to recruit new businesses to locate there. The zoning

change allows for a higher building height and increased paving for parking among other things. Commissioner Steve Andes said that there had been some concern over the amount of traffic increased development could bring to an already busy road, and encouraged the state Division of Highways to look at SEE COMMISSION ON PAGE 3


Page 2 – March 12-16, 2012 Notice On March 5, 2012, council for the City of Hurricane approved changes to the water and sewer tariffs to adhere to the West Virginia Public Service Commission’s Rules and Regulations concerning the city’s water and sewer rates. The approved changes are to increase water and sewer rates by 19.8% for residential, commercial, industrial and other customers. Anyone wishing to review the tariff may contact the utility office at 562-5896.

St. Francis School Open Enrollment St. Francis School, 525 Holley Street, St. Albans is accepting registrations for the 2012-2013 school year for grades preschool through fifth. St. Francis offers a high-quality academic program in a safe, Christian environment. Three-year old and four-year old preschool programs are licensed by DHHR and focus on socialization, language development, and fine and gross motor skills. Students in grades K-5 receive instruction in the core subjects as well as computer, music, art, physical education, Spanish, and character education. Extra curriculum programs include basketball, theater arts, choir, chess and 4th and 5th grade band. St. Francis offers before and after school care programs for children in all grades. Registration forms may be obtained on the school website, or by calling the school office at (304) 727-5690.

Order Your Easter Eggs NOW The United Methodist Women of Forrest Burdette United Methodist Women are taking orders for ½ pound Easter Eggs, available in vanilla, coconut, cherry nut, maple nut and the most favorite of all, peanut butter. Each egg is hand decorated. Cost $3.50. The eggs will be available for pick on Saturday, March 31st, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Forrest Burdette United

Community Calendar Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Avenue in Hurricane. Also, on that day, books, crafts, baked goodies and hot dogs will be on sale for the Spring Festival. To place an order, call Jan, 304562-2053 or email your order to with the subject Eggs!

Election Workers Needed If you are registered to vote in Putnam County and would like to work as an election worker in the May 8, 2012, primary election, please contact the office of the Putnam County Clerk at 304586-0202, by March 30. Workers will be placed on a first come basis. Both evening and day training sessions will be available.

Easter Eggs The women of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nitro are making candy Easter eggs in the following flavors: peanut butter, cherry nut; maple nut, coconut and butter cream. All eggs are half-pound and cost $4.00 each. To place an order please call 304 755-3561. Orders must be placed by March 21st.

math, language arts and science. Your children will enjoy learning in a caring, Christian atmosphere. Please call 304-727-4661 for more information.

University of Charleston announces upcoming Speakers The University of Charleston Speaker Series announces the following schedule: Energy: Who’s Got the Power?? March 27 – “The Power of Coal” – with Kevin Crutchfield, CEO of Alpha Natural Resources April 12 – “Global Power Plays” – with Barry Worthington, Executive 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

Putnam County Voter Registration Deadline

Rummage Sale at St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Putnam County Voter Registration deadline is April 17th, 2012. For more information contact the Putnam County Clerk’s office at 304-586-0202.

When: Saturday - March 17th Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Where: 20th St, Nitro The youth will be selling hotdogs.

First Baptist Church, St. Albans, Preschool Enrollment First Baptist Church Weekday Preschool, 523 Second Street, St. Albans is enrolling children for Fall 2012. The 5-day program is for 4-year-olds. Tuition is $100 a month. There is also a 3-day program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) for 3-year-olds. Tuition is $80 a month. Classes are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 am. With arrival as early as 7:30 a.m. We offer “at the door” delivery and pick-up of your child for parents with babies or disabilities. Our teachings focus on the “Readiness Skills” for reading,

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.

SpeakEasy Singles announces March Events Saturday Morning Bike Rides: March 17th, 24th, and 31st - Bicycle Riders – Meet Jerry & Keith @ University of Charleston @ 10:00am for a casual bike ride through Kanawha City - stop along the way for yard sales...Maybe have lunch at Cracker Barrel and ride back down the back roads by the scenic Kanawha River. Keith @ 304395-0182 or Jerry @ 304-965-1458. Game Night: Tuesday, March 27th - 6:00pm8:00pm at Sandi Kay's Cottage in Kanawha City, WV. Fee: $1.00 (to cover cost of rental). Please RSVP Vicky @ 304-205-4329 or We will either have Trivia, Mexican Train Game or LCR on this night!! Check the web site for more information. DIRECTIONS: Facility is located in Kanawha City in Charleston, behind the Kanawha Mall. Take 50th Street across railroad tracks to Chesterfield Avenue, turn left on Chesterfield, go approximately 1/2 mile. We are located at 5701 Chesterfield Avenue (beside South East Bible Missionary Church). Building is white with red trim.

m/photos/sandikaycottage Even if you do not want to sponsor an event for the club, please come out and support the person that does sponsor an event. That person spends a lot of time, money and puts a lot effort into making their event a success and it's a disappointment to that person if nobody shows up after all their hard work :-). Meet People, Make Friends, and Have Fun! Find out more about SpeakEasy Singles by visiting their Website: m, by Voice mail 304-345-7810 for information on activities or you can email speakeasysingles SpeakEasy Singles is also on Facebook: ps/SpeakEasySingles/.

Civil War Weekend Held at Valley (Wave Pool) Park, Hurricane March 23, 24 & 25, 2012 This is going to be the biggest event of the year. You don’t want to miss it. There will be Storytelling, Night firing, Parade Drills, Ladies Tea, Historical Lantern Tour, a Military Ball, Sutlers and Re-enactors who will commemorate the skirmish of Hurricane Bridge and the Battle of Scary Creek. These are just a few of the activities going on. For more information call Putnam County Parks (304)562-0518 ext. 10 or Visitors Bureau at (304) 562-0727.

Pool & Program Manager Needed Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Pool and Program Manager. The position is a full time salaried position with benefits. The successful applicant must be CPO certified and have prior pool management experience. Experience in program and activity management is helpful. To obtain a job description and application form, visit our web site at or come to the Administrative Office located at #1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, WV 25526 or call 304-562-0518 ext. 10. The completed application, cover letter, resume and references are to be mailed or delivered to the park office by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012.

Ladies Tea - Civil War Weekend March 24, 2012 You are cordially invited to be our guest at a Ladies Tea. All ladies eight years of age and above are welcome to attend. You may bring your favorite tea cup. Three o’clock in the afternoon held in the Valley Park Community Center. Tickets on sale at the Putnam County CVB office (304-562-0727).

The Putnam Standard Sobriety Checkpoint set for Saturday, March 17th There will be a Sobriety Checkpoint conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at approximately 2000 hours on West Virginia Route 34 near the Chapman Funeral Home in Teays Valley, WV. The purpose of the checkpoint will be the detection and apprehension of suspected drunken drivers, as well as the enforcement of the traffic laws of the State of WV. The checkpoint will be operated from 2000 hours until 0200 hours for a total of 6 hours.

Civil War Weekend 2012 Dinner & presentation with Abe Lincoln - March 22, 2012 - at the Commons of Putnam County at 6:30pm. Tickets on sale at the Putnam County CVB Office - $20 adults; $10 children 10 & under - or call 304-562-0727.

"Colesmouth" presents St Paddy's Day concert on Saturday, March 17 The Bayer CropScience Colesmouth Concert Series, popularly known as "Colesmouth" presents a St Paddy's Day concert on Saturday, March 17, featuring a "Wee bit of the Celtic Isles in the hills of West Virginia" with the premiere Irish and Celtic super group, the Appalachian Celtic Consort. The Appalachian Celtic Consort performs traditional Scottish and Irish music in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. Their music catches the energy of the Celtic ceili, where musicians would gather just for the craic (Craic – pronounced “crack” but meaning “great fun”). Coming to Colesmouth Saturday, May 16, an evening of rockin' hot Blues with Chaz Humley & The Effects Tickets are $10 at the door for adults and $7 for students. Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7.30. Colesmouth is supported by Bayer CropScience, sunvalleymusicgroup, the St. Albans Monthly, the Colesmouth volunteers and the arts enthusiasts that attend the shows. For more info on the Appalachian Celtic Consort, go to: For more info on the Colesmouth Concert Series, find us on Facebook.

OH-KAN Coin Club Show What: OH-KAN Coin Club Show Where: Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), Rt. 7 North, Gallipolis, OH 45631 When: Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parking and admission are free. For additional information please call 740-992-6040.

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Work begins on two-lane section of U.S. 35 SUBMITTED ARTICLE CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Division of Highways wants to remind the traveling public that crews began work to widen U.S. 35 starting the evening of Tuesday, March 13. Over the next few months, drivers can expect to see DOH crews working along U.S. 35 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Licensed Massage Therapist Megan Watters gives a massage as part of the grand opening celebration for Rejuvenate by Robin, a new massage therapy business located at 3430 Winfield Road. Photo by Jack Bailey REJUVENATE FROM PAGE 1 plans. Rejuvenate by Robin is open six days a week. On Monday through Friday it is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

and on Saturday the business is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m For more information, contact Rejuvenate by Robin at (304) 5864757 or by e-mail at

COMMISSION FROM PAGE 1 widening that section of road to three lanes. In other news at the March 13 meeting, Putnam Farm Bureau President Noah Perry came before the Commission asking for up to $5,000 in order to purchase a portable animal handling facility. Perry said that such a portable facility could be used by the Animal Shelter as well as at the new Buffalo High School when it reopens in the fall and is expected to ad an agricultural program. Perry also added that such a portable facility was very much needed at the annual Putnam County Fair in order to safely move animals around the fairgrounds. Commissioner Joe Haynes said that he was sympathetic to Perry's request but suggested putting off making a final decision until after the Commission completes work on the county budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2012. The Commission is expected to finalize the budget for the upcoming year at its next meeting on March 27. Also at the March 13 meeting of the Commission, a second public hearing was held concerning the county's application for

ELECTION FROM PAGE 1 workers are also paid for their services. Workers receive $50 for attending the training session and then $150 for working on elec-

$1.5 million in HUD Small Cities Block Grant Funding in order to extend waterline service along Manilla Ridge. No one spoke at the public hearing and following its conclusion, Terry Martin of the Regional Intergovernmental Council said that he would submit the application for funding. If approved, the funding would allow for a six-inch waterline to be extended to 39 homes along Manilla Ridge. In other news at the March 13 meeting, commissioners approved a reimbursement request from the YMCA for approximately $2,000 for new bleachers, and another reimbursement request of $14,700 that was used to replace windows at the courthouse in Winfield. Commissioners also approved a $9,687 payment order to engineering firm QK4 for work done on design services to fix flooding problems in the community of Hometown. Also at the March 13 meeting, commissioners appointed Craig Young to the Putnam County Parks Board and Gary Sigmon to the Putnam County Health Department. The next meeting of the Putnam County Commission will be March 27 at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Winfield.

tion day. Wood said that anyone who is interested in becoming a poll worker should contact his office as soon as possible at (304) 5860202.

No lane closures are anticipated, but drivers are urged to slow down and use caution in the work zone that will stretch from Beech Hill in Mason County to Plantation Road in Putnam County. The first phase of this project will involve repairing several box culverts, fixing slides along the road and putting piling walls in

place. Once that work has been completed, crews will widen the shoulders on each side of the road to four feet. This work is scheduled to be completed by late fall of 2012. A date has not been set for repairs to the remaining part of U.S. 35, from Plantation Road to the Buffalo Bridge.

Emergency loan assistance available to farmers in Putnam, six other counties CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the United States Department of Agriculture has designated Jackson County as a natural disaster area. This designation enables farmers to apply for emergency loan assistance. "Our farmers put food on our table and supply our local markets. When they suffer as they did in November, the losses can be catastrophic for their farms," Gov. Tomblin said. "Our Jackson

County farmers, and their counterparts in six other counties, now have the opportunity to seek the help they need to overcome the flood damage." In addition to Jackson County, farmers in Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt and Wood Counties can apply for Farm Service Agency emergency loans as specified by section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Farmers have eight months from the date of

the USDA disaster declaration to apply for assistance. Farmers should contact their local USDAFarm Service Agency office for more information. Last month, Gov. Tomblin declared Jackson County a flood disaster area due to rain and flooding that occurred in November 2011. The governor's declaration enabled the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to seek federal assistance from the USDA.

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Putnam County Board of Education approves personnel changes By David Payne Sr.

WINFIELD -- The Putnam County Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at its March 5 meeting: Resignations: Kristy McGhee, substitute teacher. Amanda Nicholas, Poca Middle School teacher, language arts. Greg Julian, Winfield High, assistant football. Willis May Jr., Winfield High, head football coach. Kristina Painter, Hurricane Middle, boys’ track. Karen Thomas, Lakeside Elementary, referral officer. Bryan J. Hill, Hurricane Middle, custodian. Employment: Jennifer Asbury, itinerant, speech language pathologist. Allison Belcher, Hurricane High, half-day teacher, chemistry. Casey Napier, Poca Elementary, physical education teacher.

Jefferey Barnes, Hurricane Middle, assistant boys’ track. Harriet Cartmill, Winfield High, girls' tennis. Adam Feazell, SpecialOlympics coordinator. Thomas Guetzloff, Winfield High boys' tennis. Sharon Huffman, Winfield Middle, after-school tutor. Joseph Rogers, Buffalo High, golf. Melanie Shell, Conner Street Elementary, after-school tutor. Paul Sowards, Hurricane Middle, cross country. Matthew Stonestreet, Hurricane Middle, assistant baseball. Timothy Toler, Winfield High, assistant baseball. Amber Unroe, Conner Street Elementary, after-school tutor. Darlene Cain, Winfield Elementary, music teacher; George Washington Middle choral teacher. Susan Erwin, Buffalo Elementary, itinerant, teacher SLD/MIassistant. Amy Fairchild, Poca Elementary, SLD/MI teacher; Winfield

High. Mary Jane Held, Poca Elementary, fourth grade teacher. Violet Hunt, Poca Middle math teacher. Sherri Lyons, George Washington Elementary fifth grade teacher. Cynthia McGinnis, West Teays Elementary, third grade. Kathryn Stalnaker, Conner Street Elementary, fifth grade. Olivia Wilton, Hurricane Middle School, English teacher. Lynn Yost, Poca High SLD/MI teacher. Tammy Adkins, Winfield Elementary, aide/autism mentor. Marsha Armstead, Hurricane area bus operator. Rebecca Buck, Buffalo High, aide/autism mentor. Carl Douglas, Winfield High, aide/autism mentor. Barbara Garrison, Hurricane High, aide/autism mentor. Amanda Parkins, Hurricane Middle, cook. Lisa Spaulding, West Teays Elementary, aide/autism mentor. Susan Truitt, Hurricane area,

half-day bus operator. Transfers: Tara Amick, Title I preschool, Rock Branch Elementary, unassigned. Kristen Browning, Conner Street Elementary, unassigned. Sherry Craigo, curriculum, central office, unassigned. Kristi Gillispie, Winfield Elementary, kindergarten, unassigned. Brianne Grimmett, Title I Reading/Math, Lakeside Elementary, unassigned. Debra Hackett, Title I, Poca Elementary, unassigned. Darlene Hudnall, Title I teacher, Lakeside Elementary, unassigned. Leighann Johnson, Title I teacher, Poca Elementary, unassigned. Michael Laxton, special-education teacher, Poca Elementary, unassigned. Lies, resource Chastity teacher, Mountain View Elementary, unassigned. Rebecca Meadows, Title I, director of fed/preschool, re-

sponse to intervention, central office, unassigned. Karen Newhouse, teacher, dental assistant, career center. Annalee Peters, Title I teacher, Rock Branch Elementary, unassigned. Barbara Raczok, Title I teacher, Buffalo Elementary, unassigned. Jacqueline Ruggier, BD teacher, Hurricane Middle, unassigned. Lisa Runion, SLD/MI teacher, Winfield Elementary, unassigned. Michelle Torman, Title I reading/math teacher, Buffalo Elementary, unassigned. Allison Tusing, Title I reading/math teacher, Buffalo Elementary, unassigned. Uticia Wallace, Title I teacher, Lakeside Elementary, unassigned. Rachelle Williams, Title I, reading/math teacher, Poca Elementary, unassigned. Lora Young, Title I reading/math teacher, Hometown Elementary, unassigned.

Putnam County breakfast, lunch menus for March PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS – CHILD NUTRITION BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU Thursday, March 15: Whole Wheat Cinnamon Puff LUNCH: Chili/Chips/Cheese, Baked Potato, Caesar Salad, Applesauce/Milk Friday, March 16: Breakfast Bites

LUNCH: Breaded Fish Sticks, Baked Sweet Potato, Green Beans, Sliced Pears, Wheat Breadstick/Milk Monday, March 19: Yogurt & Granola LUNCH: Beef-a-Roni, Caesar Salad, Fresh Melon Cup, Wheat Roll/Milk

March Birthdays!

Happy Birthday to ALL Happy Belated 2nd Birthday Chelsea Grace Setliff Thelma Hutchinson Arron Chapman Sharon Morrison Austin Morrison Andy “A.J.” Jones Ed Adkins Sheila Rolfe Walter Meadows Mary Adkins Shirley Rolfe Dewey Lewis Clyde Bess Jr. Corinthia Cunningham – Joyce Bostic (March 9th) Janit Bowen Judy Hicks (March 12th) Alvie Clark Kim Zimmerman (March 12th) Chad Clark Marissa Sargent Rebecca Copley Dennis Bowen Cookie Easter Arron Chapman Mona Evans

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

Tuesday, March 20: Potato Rounds/Toast LUNCH: Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla, Lettuce/Tomato, Mandarin Oranges, Spanish rice/Refried Beans/ Milk Wednesday, March 21: Waffle Sticks LUNCH: Salisbury steak w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Honey Carrot Coins, Kiwi Slices/Fruit Cocktail, Wheat Breadstick/Milk Thursday, March 22: Egg & Cheese Burrito LUNCH: Turkey & Cheese on a Bun, Romaine Lettuce/Tomato,

Quick Baked Potato, Strawberries & Bananas, Royal Brownie/Milk Friday, March 23: Sausage Biscuit LUNCH: Pizza, Spinach Salad, Pineapple Tidbits, Sugar Cookie/Milk Monday, March 26: Breakfast Pizza LUNCH: Hamburger on a Bun, R o m a i n e Lettuce/Tomato/Cheese, Sliced Peaches, Baked Beans, Carrot Cake/Milk Tuesday, March 27: Bagel w/Cream Cheese LUNCH: Chicken Teriyaki Nuggets, Macaroni & Cheese, Steamed Kale, Fresh Strawberries, Cornbread Muffin/Milk Wednesday, March 28: Scrambled Eggs, Canadian

Bacon/Toast LUNCH: Beef & Cheese Burrito, Lettuce/Tomato, Corn, Fresh Grapes, Tortilla Chips & Salsa/Milk Thursday, March 29: Banana Muffin/Yogurt LUNCH: Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Fresh Orange Wedges, Sliced Pears, Wheat Roll/Milk Friday, March 30: French Toast Sticks LUNCH: Ham & Cheese on a Bun, Potato Wedges, Carrots & Celery w/Dip, Warm sliced Apples/Milk DAILY BREAKFAST CHOICES ASSORTED CEREAL/JUICE/FRESH FRUIT/YOGURT/WW TOAST/MILK DAILY LUNCH CHOICES – ASSORTED FRESH FRUITS/VEGETABLES ON THE SALAD BAR MENU ITEMS ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.

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Hurricane High School teacher says he will fight to keep position By David Payne Sr.

WINFIELD -- A Hurricane High School teacher in hot water following a heated discussion on homosexuality in the classroom has withdrawn his resignation and says he plans to fight to keep his job. Social studies teacher Christian St. John, who lives in Huntington, said that he was pressured into offering his resignation and has withdrawn it. His resignation was listed on the Putnam County Board of Education's agenda for the March 5 meeting, but the board, acting on a recommendation from Superintendent Harold “Chuck” Hatfield, removed it during the

meeting, which was packed with St. John supporters. Hurricane students presented the board with two petitions containing a combined more than 800 signatures – asking for St. John to be reinstated at Hurricane. St. John contends that he was pressured into filing a resignation to avoid termination. School officials, including Hatfield, said they could make no comment whatsoever on the matter. In one incident, which occurred in early February, St. John said he was drawn into a heated discussion with a student whom peppered an outburst with gay slurs. The discussion began when the student disapproved of

a definition in the civics textbook that defined a family as “adults who care for the physical and emotional needs of children.” St. John claims that on Feb. 23, Hurricane High Assistant Principal Heather Hawes informed him that Hatfield had begun termination proceedings against him and that he could resign to avoid termination, but refused to tell him why he was being fired. St. John said that he was later offered a chance to resign, effective at the end of the school year, which would have allowed him to keep his retirement, but was not informed of the alleged offenses, but officials said that he by no means was to set foot upon school property. Doing so

would mean instant termination, he said. The March 5 meeting was packed with students, former students and parents who attended in support of St. John. Four students and one parent formally addressed the board. One student presented board members with an online petition totaling nearly 650 signatures and a paper petition containing 200 signatures, all expressing support of St. John and asking for his reinstatement. “I never saw a teacher who was so passionate about teaching,” said student Zachary Walker. “He was the one teacher who could get me to talk and get me interested.” Brittany Ochoa, a student who

presented the online petition to board members, said St. John is a credit to Hurricane High School. “He puts students before himself. It is a rare occasion that you will find a teacher as passionate about teaching as he is,” she said. The board has not taken any action on St. John's position. At the meeting, board member Deborah Phillips told St. John's supporters, “we are not by law allowed to discuss anything that's not on our particular agenda, and we are abiding by that law, but we do appreciate the fact that you came forward.” Contact David Payne Sr. at

Clay Center to host event highlighting Dr. Seuss Saturday, March 17 CHARLESTON – Enter the mysterious world of Dr. Seuss with silly story times, science demonstrations and art activities at the next Clay Center family fun day. Meet special guest the Cat in the Hat at “A Seuss-tastic Afternoon,” Saturday, March 17 from noon – 4 p.m. The day’s schedule includes: Seuss creations, noon – 4 p.m. –Make your own Seuss-inspired artwork. Cat in the Hat appearance, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. – Meet one of Dr. Seuss’s most popular characters. Seuss science, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Watch as a scientist attempts the amazing “Oobleck Walk” on a mysterious green substance.

Rock Your World science demo, 1, 2 &3 p.m. – Get hands-on with a variety of rocks and minerals. Seuss stories, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. – Hear some of your favorite tales by the famous author. Ask for the Seussical Musical Pass and enjoy all Suess-tastic Afternoon activities and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 11 a.m. performance of “Celebrating Seuss” for just $8.50 for kids ages 13 and under and $14 for adults. Clay Center members receive free Seuss-tastic Afternoon admission and $2 off performance tickets. While at the Center, guests can examine environmental issues involving laundry, composting, transportation and more in “Sustainable Choices,” the latest

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hands-on exhibit in the Mylan Explore-atory. Then, see fun and interesting photographs of animals from the George Eastman House collection in “Why Look at Animals?,” learn about Native American culture through an assortment of contemporary prints in “Migrations” and watch an eclipse from a variety of view-

points through a compilation of YouTube videos in “It’s All Relative.” Visit the ElectricSky™ Theater to witness a real-life “Lion King” adventure in the brand new giant screen film “Roar: Lions of the Kalahari.” Plus, discover the mystery behind Saturn’s famous rings in the “Saturn: Ringed World”

planetarium show. All Seuss-tastic Afternoon activities are included in regular museum admission, which is free for members or $6 for children and $7.50 for adults. For more information on this and other Clay Center programs and events, visit or call 304-561-3570.

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Corn Flake Candy

Nifty, Nifty! Tom and Chriss Midkiff Look who’s Fifty!

Happy Birthday Rita Ballintine

(Eloise McDonie) 1 cup sugar 1 cup corn syrup ½ stick margarine 1 cup peanut butter 6 cups Corn Flakes Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 cup corn syrup and ½ stick margarine together and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and Corn Flakes. Spoon onto wax paper.

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Tom and Chriss Midkiff of Hurricane celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 10. The couple was married in Natural Bridge, Va., in 1962. Tom and Chriss have raised three children, Tom, David and Mark. They also have three daughters–in-law Jennifer, Lori and Tiernee. They are also proud grandparents to Leah, Matthew, Jacob, Erin, Kameron, Aubrie, Rachel and Emily. Happy Anniversary, We Love You

WVSBDC offers Small Business Workshops in Putnam County WINFIELD — Two small business workshops are scheduled for Thursday, March 29, in Winfield. The workshops “Business Fundamentals” and “Sustainable Growth” are part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) new training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time. Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. This first step is accomplished by viewing a video located on the agency’s web site, Entrepreneurs and busi-

ness owners can then attend one of two workshops held each month. One workshop is designed specifically for start-ups and new businesses and the other for existing and mature businesses. The workshops are: • 9 a.m. to noon: “Business Fundamentals” is designed specifically for people who are thinking of starting a business, or have had a business for one year or less. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. There is a $35.00 per person fee per workshop. • 1 to 4 p.m.: “Sustainable Growth” is designed for existing and mature businesses in operation for a year or more. The work-

shop provides essential information for what a business owner needs to know to build, expand or refresh a business. There is a $35.00 per person fee per workshop. Both workshops will be held in the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, 5664 State Route 34, Winfield. To register, call Dreama Wolfingbarger at (304) 957-2083 or email dreama.l.wolfing Registration is required at least two days in advance. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. After completing a workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services. The WVSBDC is part of the West Virginia Development Office and creates economic impact through offering entrepreneurs and small businesses cost-effective business coaching and technical assistance. The West Virginia SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Putnam Standard

Outdoor News

March 12-16, 2012 – Page 7

Revisiting the Second Amendment in West Virginia

David Payne Sr. By David Payne Sr.

If you've ever read the West Virginia hunting regulations, you've probably noticed this law: it is illegal to have an uncased or loaded firearm in the woods anytime there isn't an open firearms season. During those seasons when you are allowed to carry a firearm afield, what types of firearms and ammunition you have are also restricted. Now, there are good reasons behind all of this: you don't want people shooting deer with buckshot, firing at airborne

ducks with high-powered rifles – or anything else that could be deadly to people or harm wildlife as a whole. So, I agree, there are some things that should be illegal, but to outlaw carrying firearms entirely? If this were the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Australia, it would be an entirely different matter, but it isn't. This is America, not the People's Republic of West Virginia. The Second Amendment says this: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” For the state of West Virginia to say those words apply only in the 20 percent of the state that isn't forested is, frankly, un-American, even if well-meaning, tyranny. The West Virginia law, which has been on the books for many decades, assumes that the only reason anyone would ever want to carry a firearm in the woods is to hunt or poach something. First, I don't believe the government has the right to make that assumption. Furthermore, I don't understand why a respon-

sible, law-abiding adult camping in some remote area should be denied his/her constitutional right to have a firearm for protection from rabid animals or attackers. One major argument supporting this law is that it gives law enforcement a tool to target poachers – they don't have to be caught in the act of poaching, they only need to be afield with a firearm to be cited. Yet, in every poaching bust I ever heard of, the officers worked diligently to gather concrete evidence of actual poaching, such as carcasses or antlers. I certainly never heard of a poaching ring shut down because somebody got a ticket for an uncased firearm afield. In my years reporting on the outdoors, I've had this discussion with numerous conservation officers. Most said they enforce this law strictly (although I never got the impression that it was a vital tool) because they had sworn to uphold it. Some conservation officers have told me they don't enforce it because they've also sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, which supersedes state law. I'll never say who those officers

were, but I will say they are a minority. However, many officers on both sides of this question have mentioned that you can carry a firearm afield at any time of year for self defense if you do so with concealed-carry permit and abide by the stipulations of the state concealed-carry law. Yet, I contend it should be the Bill of Rights, not state law, that trumps all. I don't think most people understand the importance of our Bill of Rights or what it is like to live without them. I certainly didn't until I spent a semester in Europe during my senior year of college. We were staying in a bed and breakfast in Salzburg, Austria, when some Slovakians rolled into town with a stolen car. The police went from hotel to hotel looking for Slovakians on the registries. At our place they found two (they were actually British expatriates who lived in Slovakia). Police - armed with machine guns stormed up the stairs at 4 a.m. and jerked the men out of their beds at gunpoint. After the scariest five minutes of those British men's lives, the

police realized their mistake and abruptly left for the next hotel. A heated argument ensued between the British guests and hotel management. I remember the Austrian manager arguing at length about how police needed to be freely able to storm into a room at will without a warrant. “Without that right,” he said, “how would police catch criminals?” Right now, if you do carry a firearm afield outside of hunting season, you are breaking the law and I'm not saying that anyone should. Nor am I saying conservation officers shouldn't enforce this law, after all they are the enforcement arm of the State of West Virginia and have families to feed. But I do say this: our founding fathers gave us freedoms from unjust laws, the power to change them and the First Amendment right to peacefully challenge them. Tell your state representatives what you think. Vote. Run for office. That's the beauty of our representative democracy. Contact David Payne Sr. at

Biologists say waterfowl population strong, despite survey results By David Payne Sr.

West Virginia biologists saw a sharp decline in the numbers of ducks and geese counted during their annual mid-winter waterfowl survey over the previous year, but say it's not indicative of any long-term trend. The numbers of ducks and geese biologists counted during the survey decreased by around a third from 2011, but officials say the numbers were still strong. “These numbers are actually higher than I expected,” said Steve Wilson, West Virginia DNR waterfowl biologist. The birds were simply harder to count this year, he said. “When the ground is not snow covered and small streams and ponds are not frozen over, waterfowl are scattered across the landscape instead of being congregated on large water bodies where they are easily surveyed,” Wilson said. Wilson said even with the decline, this year's numbers were still above average.

“The 2012 numbers are actually above the 10-year average for ducks by 23 percent, and goose numbers were only 10 percent below the 10-year average,” he said. Among the most commonly observed fowl were Canada geese, mallard and black ducks – species which top the list every

year. Other waterfowl observed include: scoters, scaup, ringnecked duck, redhead, bufflehead, mergansers and snow geese. Biologists were delighted to see several eagles during the survey – 21 bald eagles and one golden eagle were seen by biologists conducting the survey on

the Kanawha, Ohio, Shenandoah and New Rivers as well as Tygart and Bluestone Lakes. While the bald eagle remains a protected species, it has made a remarkable comeback. In the 1950s, only a few bald eagles remained in Alaska, some areas in Canada and Florida. Thanks to protection efforts, the birds-of-

prey have been re-establishing themselves throughout North America. The bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list in 2007. Biologist Jeff McCrady, who participated in the survey, said some ducks and geese that otherwise would have traveled to the area this winter, didn't because of unusually-mild temperatures. “In general, the winter was so mild, a lot of ducks and geese stayed north of here,” he said. While waterfowl were more scattered in other parts of the state because ponds and streams had not frozen over, McCrady said he did see a high number of birds along the Ohio River. “On the days we did the survey here, we had a cold snap and a lot of the backwaters had frozen over. It wasn't all the backwater, some of the deeper ones hadn't frozen. What happens is, when there is freezing, you see higher numbers on the river. The river is always the last to freeze over,” he said. Contact David Payne Sr. at davidpayne@theputnamstand



RANDY "BILLY" DEAN ADKINS III Randy "Billy" Dean Adkins III, 22, of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Hurricane, departed from this earth on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Born in South Charleston on April 11, 1989, the son of the late Randy Jr. and Kimberly Adkins, he was also preceded in death by his uncles, Donald "Tootsie" Adkins and Everett "Beanie" Adkins; and paternal grandmother, Janet L. Adkins. He worked mostly as a contractor, and was involved in the relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina. He is survived by his sister, Stephane Elizabeth Pariott and her husband, Adam, of Charleston, S.C.; paternal grandfather, Randy Dean Adkins of Hurricane; maternal grandparents, Warren "Bill" Dempsey Jr. of Lenore and Mary Staten of Chattaroy; companion, Elaine Sebring; uncles, Albert "Curley" Adkins and his wife, Laura, of Indiana and Warren Dempsey III and his wife, Gail, of Delbarton; aunts, Nettie "Kitten" Adkins and Stella "Star" Martinez and her husband, Carey, all of Hurricane and Maranda Kuhn and husband, Brian, and Jo Fergerson and her husband, Bill, of Indiana. By request, Billy was cremated. Memorial services were held

Saturday, March 3, at Upton Creek Community Church, South Charleston (Spring Hill), with Pastor Charles Shelton officiating. Private burial followed in Mount Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pliny. Visit to share memories or to express condolences. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements.

LARRY JOE ANGLE Larry Joe Angle, 68, of Hurricane passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice West, South Charleston. Born November 22, 1943, in Charleston, Larry was a son of the late Orland Keith and Nina Ballengee Angle. Larry was an electrician by trade, and was a member of the IBEW Local #466. He was a Master of eight years in the Putnam Masonic Lodge #139 A.F. & A.M., Hurricane; and a past High Priest of Tri-County 51 Royal Arch Masons, and Trustee of same. In addition, Larry was a longtime member of The Crossing church, St. Albans. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy J. Angle; daughter, Hope M. Siler; son, Larry Joe (Terry) Angle Jr.; grandchildren, Danielle M. Howard and Andrew G. Angle; and a great-grandson, Owen Howard. Larry is also survived by his siblings, Keith (Ruth) Angle Jr., Dale (Linette) Angle, Deborah (Steve) Bailey and Matthew (Kay) Angle; as well as other family and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 8, at The Crossing, St. Albans, with Pastor Stan Smith officiating. Committal service and Masonic Rites were held Friday, March 9, at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Please make memorial contributions to The Crossing, Wednesday Night Dinner Fund, or HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W., Charleston, WV 25312. Visit to share memories or to express condolences.

MARY ALICE ANSON Mary Alice Anson, 76, a lifelong resident of Charleston, peacefully departed this life at Hubbard Hospice House on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, after a long illness. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and

friend to all. She was born November 11, 1936, in Charleston to the late James Walker and Macile "Peggy" Maggard. Mary was quiet and reserved, with a heart full of love for her family and friends, both young and old. A woman of faith, she lifted those in need through endless prayers. Her belief in God was a strength to all who knew her. Mary began her career in 1963 as a bookkeeper for the original City National Bank located on 40th Street in Kanawha City. After years of service in the bookkeeping department, she assumed the position and duties of computer operator at the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Commission warehouse in Kanawha City until her retirement. Not one to remain idle, Mary, with her husband Al always close by her side, unleashed their entrepreneurial insight when opening a booth at the Capital Flea Market, where they regularly sold a variety of antique, bric-a-brac and other handmade specialty items. Always a devoted wife and loving mother, Mary is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Albert Anson III of Charleston; children, Richard Hudson of Beckley and Mike Anson of Waynesboro, Va.; special daughter, Darlene Nickoson of Charleston; brother, Denzil Walker and his wife, Judy, of Teays Valley; and many other friends, especially Sally, who will miss her greatly. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff at Hubbard Hospice House for their excellent care and support during this most difficult time. Two memorial services were held. The first on Friday, March 2, at Southeast Church of the Nazarene, Kanawha City with the Rev. Ollie Parsons officiating; and the second service on Sunday, March 4, at Marmet Community Church with Pastor Alan Konkle officiating. The family suggests donations are made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Condolences may be sent to the family at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston was entrusted with the arrangements.

MAUDE EDITH BRANHAM Maude Edith Branham, 94, of Leroy, Jackson County, passed away March 2, 2012, at her home. She was born October 9, 1917, in Grimms Landing, a daughter of the late Gilman and Hattie May (Runion) Tucker. Her husband, Howard Branham; son, Dewain McDaniel; brothers, Russ, James, Earl, Allen, and Dick Tucker; and sisters, Grace Thornton, Oma

March 12-16, 2012– Page 8 Newell, and Pauline Jones also preceded her in death. She was a former riverboat cook for M&G Towing. She was a Baptist, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 17, Ripley. Survivors include her son, Elmer "Mac" McDaniel of Leroy; daughter-in-law, Margaret McDaniel of Leroy; grandchildren, James McDaniel and Becky Woodard; step-grandchildren, Lana Mayne and Linda Wilson; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 5, 2012, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, with the Rev. Eugene Branham officiating. Burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. The family would like to express their appreciation to HospiceCare for their wonderful service. On line condolences may be sent to

CHARLES EDWARD CASH Charles Edward Cash, 72, of Scott Depot, formerly of St. Albans, passed away at his son's home Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Charles was born to the late Homer E. and Elizabeth Hissom Cash on December 20, 1939, in Charleston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jean Bryant Cash. Charles was a retired truck driver with Teamsters Local 175, and last drove for Kanawha Cartage. He proudly served his country with stints in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and the Army Air Guard. He was a member of Kanawha Masonic Lodge #20, and Scottish Rite. Charles also attended Scary Creek Church of God, Scott Depot. Left to cherish his memory are his son and daughter in-law, Eddie and Angie Cash; grandchildren, Joshua Cash and wife, Amanda, Holly Sheldon and husband, Dallas, Ashley McCallister and husband, Eric, and Rachel Cash; his three great-grandchildren; and his brothers, John Cash, Homer Cash and Frank Cash. Funeral services for Charles were held Saturday, March 3, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with the Rev. Gary Hale officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. The family would like to express their gratitude to Charles' caretaker, Christopher Grant, for all his special care and compassion while caring for Charles, and later to the Hospice nurses, Tammy Hale and Melinda Boggess, for their great care as well. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence or memory may do so at Chapman Funeral Home, Hur-

ricane, was honored to assist the Cash family with Charles' arrangements.

PHYLLIS E. GARNES Mrs. Phyllis E. Garnes, 80, of Charleston, formerly of Putnam County, passed away February 28, 2012, in Cedar Ridge Nursing Home. Phyllis was an avid reader, and liked to crochet and listen to music. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Garnes Sr.; parents, Ben Page and Vada Landers Coleman; son, Jeffrey; and daughter, Mary. Mrs. Garnes is survived by her daughter, Carolyn and husband, Ronald Burdette, of North Charleston; son, Donald Garnes IV of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Andrew and Pamela Garnes; step-grandson, Travis Floyd; and step-greatgrandchildren, Collin and Isabella Floyd. The family would like to say thank you to Hospice Care and Cedar Ridge Nursing Home. A special thank you goes to Audrey Wyatt for all the help and kindness she has shown all these years. A tribute to the life of Mrs. Phyllis E. Barnes was held Friday, March 2, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rob Vanfossen officiating. Burial followed in Center Point Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca, assisted the Garnes family.

EVELYN BONNETTE HINTON Evelyn Bonnette Hinton, 49, of Scott Depot passed away Friday March 2, 2012, at Teays Valley Hospital. She was preceded in death by her son Josh Holtsclaw and step-father Curtis Alford. She was a former employee of Alford Swimming Pools. She is survived by her husband Bill; sons Casey (Mickelle Hill) Holtsclaw, Christopher (Beth) Holtsclaw, Pete (Missy) Hinton, and Jim Hinton; daughter-in-law Jennifer Jones; father and stepmother Jerry and Cathy Wooten; mother Bonnie Alford, brother Chris (Barb) Wooten; sisters Judy (Roger) Bryant, Teresa (Tommy) Malone; grandchildren Zoei, Kirsten, Jozi, Chloe, Heaven, Rachael, Julia, Matthew, Kaylee and Krista; nieces and nephews Christina, Courtney and Paul David; and very close friend Paula Gibson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 6, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Terry Hogue officiating. Burial followed at Pine Grove Cemetery, McCorkle. The family request contribu-


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ANNA M. HUDNALL Anna M. Hudnall of Nitro died March 3, 2012, at home. She was born November 10, 1928. Anna grew up in Dunbar and graduated from Dunbar High School. After graduation she was employed by C & P Telephone Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Sinai Angle; husband, Russell; sister, Irene Lewis; and brothers, Arnold and Eddie Angle. Anna was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nitro and Circle #2 of the United Methodist Women. Surviving are her daughter, Kay Hudnall of Dunbar; brother, Mark Angle and wife, Jo Ann, of Mooresville, Ind.; cousin, Norma "Sis" Starks of Kingston, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Kenneth Hudnall and wife, Marjorie, of Scott Depot; and her many friends at Village-on-Park in Nitro. A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 7, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nitro, with the Rev. Mark Smith and the Rev. Nancy White officiating. Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro assisted the Hudnall family. You may express online condolences at

CARROLL OTHO JENKINS Carroll Otho Jenkins, 69, of Leon died March 2, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 8, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

GARNETTE R. JIVIDEN On February 29, 2012, Mrs. Garnette R. Jividen, 102, slipped away from worldly cares to join her husband in heavenly peace. Along with many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she leaves a son, H.B. "Buford" Jividen and his wife, Kay, of Dunbar; and a daughter, Lois Hartley and her husband, Jim, of Huntington. Mrs. Jividen is also survived by one brother, Gale Blake of Cincinnati, Ohio. Above all else, she will be remembered for the special love she had for her family. She and her husband, Ezra R. Jividen, were also founding fathers of Community Chapel Church of Cross Lanes. There they served in many ways, including as Sunday school and Bible school teachers; superintendent; and on the church board. The love they had for their church never dimmed through the years. It was Mrs. Jividen's wish to

return to church once again. To fulfill that wish, her visitation and funeral service was held at Community Chapel Church on Saturday, March 3. Burial followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home of Poca assisted the Jividen family.

MACEL GERTRUDE MCCLURE Macel Gertrude McClure, 90, of St. Albans lived a long and fruitful life, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 2, 2012. She loved and cherished her family. She lived with great anticipation for the day that she could meet her Savior face to face, and see the place he had prepared for her. Born October 2, 1921, in Lincoln County, she was the oldest child of John Ohley Pauley and Stella Abigail Runyon Pauley. She lived most of her adult life in St. Albans with her husband of nearly 49 years, Kyle Delmar McClure, who preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by her brother, John Doyle and wife, Mary, of Blacksburg, Va., and sister, Mary Louise of Yawkey; five children, Ronald Glen and wife, Marie, of Del Norte, Colo., Roger Phillip and wife, Diane, of Woodstock, Ga., Steven Wayne and wife, Elizabeth, of Gila Bend, Ariz., David Brian and wife, Nancy, of Daniels and Elaine Sharon and husband, Steve, of Scott Depot; nine grandchildren, Jason, Annalisa, Sarah, Brian, Matthew, Chadwick, Grant, Stefan and Logan; and one great-grandchild, Noah. Macel faithfully attended First Baptist Church of St. Albans for over 60 years, and was active in her earlier years with the nursery and in teaching elementary Sunday school classes. She attended the Meadors Sunday school class for many years, and missed the ladies dearly when she was physically unable to attend. Her favorite pastimes included reading her Bible, and listening to gospel preaching and traditional gospel music on TV. A celebration service was held Tuesday, March 6, at First Baptist Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Joel Harpold presiding. Burial followed at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, next to her husband. Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans was in charge of arrangements. Please send donations to the First Baptist Church of St. Albans or Kanawha Hospice Care. E-mail condolences can be sent to the family at

FREDA MAE NIDA Freda Mae Nida, 73, of St. Al-

bans died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Dunbar Mountain Mission, and a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lena Williams Harmon. Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Susan Nida of Geismar, La., Timothy and Lora Nida of Dunbar and Dana Nida of Lexington, Ky.; daughters, Tammy Burns and Paula Bails, both of St. Albans, Lisa Bailey and husband, Tony Moles, of South Charleston; brothers, Harold Harmon of Nitro and Neal Harmon of Culloden; sisters, Marie Downs of South Charleston, Lucille Martin and Carolyn Lanier, both of St. Albans; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, March 2 at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston with Pastor James Phillips officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

DAVID LEE ONG David Lee Ong, 64, of Hurricane went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House with his family by his side. David was born September 2, 1947, in Charleston, a son of Millie Ong and the late Donald Ong. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Erika Rae Tyler. David is also survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Debbie Ong; daughters, Jenni Sutherland and Sarah Hartwell and her husband, Mike, all of St. Albans; sister, Donna O'Field of Daniels; brother, Thomas Ong and his wife, Barbara, of Charleston; and his best friend and life brother, Pete Lopez. Also left to cherish his memory are his five grandchildren, who were the joy of his life, Reese Sutherland, Jorden Hartwell, Chance Hartwell, Kailey Sutherland and Brinklee Hartwell. David attended Greenbrier Military School, and was a graduate of Charleston High and a U.S. Navy veteran. Following in his father's footsteps, David pursued a successful career in the automobile industry. He retired from Joe Holland in 2003, where he served as import sales manager. To those who knew him, he will be remembered for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor that he maintained until the end. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish. He will be remembered for his love of God, his family and his enduring friendships. A celebration of David's life was held Thursday, March 8, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans with Pastor David Bess officiating. Entombment followed in Graceland Memorial Park, with military graveside rites conducted.

The Putnam Standard The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Steve Lewis; the nursing staff at CAMC Memorial; and the staff at Hubbard Hospice House for the exceptional love and care they gave David and his family. Email condolences may be sent to the family at

STEVEN KENT PATRICK Steven Kent Patrick, 52, of St. Albans passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. He was an automobile mechanic for European Car Service, South Charleston. Steven was a lifelong resident of the Charleston area, and a graduate of George Washington High School. He loved the outdoors and riding his motorcycle. Steven was also a member of the American Motorcycle Association. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lorraine Patrick; and brothers, Errol C. and Richard N. Patrick. He is survived by his sister, Paula (Tom) Steindler of Richmond, Va.; brothers, Linwood N. (Darlene) Patrick, Gary L. (Lynn) Patrick and Kim D. (Cheryl) Patrick, all of Charleston; and nine nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Condolences may be sent to the family at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston was entrusted with the arrangements.

FRANCES LEE CHRISTIAN PAXTON Frances Lee Christian Paxton, 94, of St. Albans died February 28, 2012. Born October 3, 1917, in East Bank, and raised there, she was a daughter of the late Kitty Pettit. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, James M. Paxton. She was a homemaker, and served the local public library for over 30 years. She was a member of Lakeview United Methodist

Church, St. Albans. Surviving are her son, Richard K. Paxton of St. Albans; her daughter and her husband, Carol and James Harvester of Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, at Lakeview United Methodist Church, St. Albans, with Pastor Richie McNiel officiating. Burial followed in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Online condolences may also be made by visiting The family suggests memorial contributions are made to either Lakeview United Methodist Church or to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25312-2536. Richard and Carol would like to express their sincere appreciation to their church family at Lakeview United Methodist, and friends for the compassion and care shown to their parents over the years. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

LINDA LEAH RIFFLE Linda Leah Riffle, 82, of Calabash, N.C., died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at her home. Mrs. Riffle was born February 27, 1929, in Putnam County, a daughter of the late Emmett Melton and Fannie Purdy Chase. She retired as a teller from BB&T. Surviving are her husband, Charles Riffle; son, James "Jim" W. Hardie and wife, Pam, of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; two brothers, Elmie Chase of St. Albans and William "Billy" Chase of London, Ohio; two grandchildren, Amy Flora and Jason Hardie; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 5, at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. John Gambriel officiating. Interment was private in Brunswick Memorial Gardens. The family requests that memorials be directed to First Baptist Church, N. Myrtle Beach Building Fund, 200 Hwy. 17 S., N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE


The Putnam Standard Private online condolences may be sent to the family at m. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, N.C., assisted the family.

STANLEY I. ROBERTS Stanley I. Roberts, 51, of Huntington, formerly of St. Albans, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 8, 1960, in Charleston to the late Walter S. and E. Rachel Jesse Roberts. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara J. Lotshaw. Stanley was a member of Grace Gospel Church, Huntington, and a graduate of St. Albans High School, class of 1978. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Glenn H. "Skiv" and Trish Roberts of St. Albans; nieces and nephews, Jonathan Roberts of St. Albans, Heather Proctor and her husband, Chad, of Ft. Bragg, N.C., James Lotshaw III of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mary Lotshaw of St. Albans; greatniece, Sophie Lotshaw; and best friends, Randall Patterson and wife, Nikki, and their children, Elliott and Maleigh of St. Albans. Memorial services were held Saturday, March 3, at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist, Hurricane with Dr. John Smith officiating. The family suggests donations are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25312. Online condolences may be made at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, was in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY I. SMALLEY Dorothy I. Smalley, 91, of Paradise passed away peacefully Friday, March 2, 2012, at Hubbard House West, South Charleston. Born January 17, 1921, in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Wiley and Edna Jane Boggess Witt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cleo; her daughter, Janet Absten; her sister, Delpha Workman; and her brothers, Gallie, Amos and Clarence Witt. Dorothy was a member and former secretary/treasurer of Paradise Church of God Mission and was the former director of

the Hometown Senior Citizens. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Chester and Ruth Smalley of South Charleston, Dexter and Brenda Smalley of Cross Lanes; Karen and Deak Higginbotham of Eleanor; her son-in-law, Estel "Buck" Absten of Liberty; her step-daughter, Nellie Gautier of Teays Valley; her sister, Faye Fisher of Liberty; her brother, Orpha Witt of Liberty; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgranddaughter. Funeral services were held Monday, March 5, 2012, at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield, with the Rev. Nyle Fisher Jr. officiating. Entombment followed in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Online condolences may also be made by visiting Contributions may be made to Hubbard House West, South Charleston, WV. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Sandy and Trish for their care and compassion.

JUDITH "JUDY" ANN PAULEY SMITH Judith "Judy" Ann Pauley Smith, 60, of St. Albans went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2012. She was born January 4, 1952, at Hamrick Clinic, St. Albans, and resided in St. Albans most of her life. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and sister. She was very devoted to her family. She was a loyal fan of the WVU Mountaineers, and was a survivor of inflammatory breast cancer for three years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Betty Pauley; brothers, Ray and Mark "Jeffy" Pauley; sister, Mary Jo Pauley; and her son, Richard "Ricky" Smith. She is survived by her children, Annette Smith, Travis (Crystal) Smith, Stacy (Adam) Pack and Jennica Perdue, all of St. Albans; grandchildren, Kevan DeBolt, Savanah Smith, Ashton Carte, Cameron Slater, Taylor Smith, Ryan Smith, Preston Pack, Ethan Pack, Jordan Waterman, Brayden Pack and Jayden Smith, all of St. Albans; great-grandchild, Jared DeBolt of Nicholas County; brothers, Charles and Wayne

Pauley; sisters, Faye Holley, Carol J. Rogers, Stella Pauley-Hale and Cindy Cleek, all of St. Albans; many nieces and nephews; longtime best friend, Barbara Perdue of Winifrede; and longtime companion, James "J.L." LeMaster of St. Albans. A celebration of life was held Thursday, March 8, at BartlettChapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Dorris Walls officiating. Burial followed in Pauley Family Cemetery, located on High Street in St. Albans. The family asks that you send donations to your local Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of their mother.

PHYLLIS JEAN MYERS SMITH Phyllis Jean Myers Smith, 59, of Hurricane went to be with the Lord after a long battle with health issues on February 28, 2012. Known as "Jeanie" by all her friends and family, she was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church. She was a retired Lincoln County schoolteacher. She loved the mountains of Pocahontas County, not only the camp but all the friends she had made over the years. Hebron Baptist Church in Green Bank was her church away from home. Some of her dearest friends attend there. Jeanie was born May 30, 1952 to Lester and Lillie Myers. Jeanie loved teaching, children, her flowers, gardening and camping. Of all these, she also loved her cat. Jeanie was preceded in death by her lovely baby daughter, Jeanna, and both of her parents. She is survived by her husband, Michael Smith; son, David and daughter-in-law, Kim, of Hurricane; two grandsons, Tyler and John; brothers, Lamond and Toney Myers of Hurricane; Patsy Wilmoth of Hurricane; and a host of friends and family. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Wray officiating. Burial followed in Sycamore Cemetery. Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent at The family asks that donations are made to Sycamore Cemetery, 2837 Main St. Hurricane, WV 25526.

March 12-16, 2012 – Page 10 RAWLINS STUART Rawlins Stuart, age 84, of Louisa, Ky., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at JJ Jordan Geriatric Center. He was born May 21, 1927, to the late John D. and Virginia Baker Stuart. Rawlins retired from Huntington Alloys after 38 years of service. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, he served his country in the United States Navy, and was a graduate of Belmont Abby College. Rawlins is survived by his wife Muriel Varney Stuart, one step-son Brent Maynard (Sharon) of Hurricane, W.Va., one step-daughter Kimberly Huff (Dan) of Louisa, Ky.; one brother John D. "Jack" Stuart Jr. of Ventura, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, March 1, at the Spring Hill Cemetery at Huntington, W.Va., with Rev. Cheryl Winter officiating. Father Beiting also participated. Donations may be made to the JJ Jordan Geriatric Center Activity Fund, 270 East Clayton Lane, Louisa, KY 41230.

DORIS E. STONE Doris E. Stone, 86, of Hurricane, formerly of Glasgow, passed away Monday, March 5, at Putnam Care and Rehabilitation, Hurricane. Doris was born July 27, 1925, in Glasgow, a daughter of the late Okey Wiley and Katherine Gillispie. She was retired from G.C. Murphy Company, where she worked as a clerk, and was a member of Glasgow United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Stone; her son, Dean Stone; and her sister, Helen Sigmon. Doris is survived by her son, Larry Stone and his wife, Cindy, of Hurricane; his grandchildren, Andy Stone of Hurricane, Bretta Jackson of Hurricane, William Jackson and his wife, Lenora, of Frankford, Candy Holley and her husband, Tommy, of Colorado and Melanie Elswick and her husband, Jeff, of Glasgow; seven great-grandchildren; and her brother, Donald Wiley of

Shrewsberry. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 8, at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow. To share a memory of Doris, or to express condolences, please visit Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, assisted the Stone family.

RITA SHARON WOODALL Rita Sharon Woodall, 68, of Hurricane went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 1, 2012. She was first and foremost a mother, grandmother and homemaker; a 1961 graduate of Duval; and member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She was a member of Left Fork Missionary Baptist Church. Larry and Rita traveled to Okeechobee, Fla., during the winter months, and also loved spending time at the family farm in Lincoln County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Edith Carper Dotson; and sister, Betty Stump. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Larry; son, Larry Stephen Woodall of Culloden; daughter, Cindy Tucker of Hurricane; grandsons, Stephen Woodall of Charlotte, N.C., and Sebastian Tucker of Hurricane; and sisters, Phyllis Garnes of Alum Creek, Patricia Anderson of New Hampshire and Paula Hackworth and Bonita Adkins, both of Cross Lanes. She will also be sadly missed by many other family members and friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 4, at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with Pastor Randell Kinder officiating. Burial followed in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. The family would like to give special thanks to CAMC Memorial, Hospice West and Anita Clark for their special care during this difficult time. The family suggests contributions are made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Business After Hours set for March 22 at Putnam Career and Technical Center SUBMITTED ARTICLE ELEANOR -- The next Business After Hours sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at Putnam County Career and Technical Center in Eleanor from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. 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 County Career and Technical Center is located at 101 Roosevelt Blvd, Eleanor, WV, 25070. 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 $300, 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 setting. Additionally, the Chamber identifies future Business of the Month winners from the calling cards of those in attendance.

RSVPs are required by Tuesday, March 20, 2012. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304.757.6510 or You can also visit the website at


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New book tells the history of Putnam County in pictures By Jack Bailey

SCOTT DEPOT – The Upper Vandalia Historical Society has published a new pictorial history of Putnam County. Called “We Love to Tell the Stories – A Pictorial History of Putnam County” the book came out in late February and has already sold several hundred copies. “We started talking about this over a year ago,” said Cheryl Wintz Withrow, president of the Upper Vandalia Historical Society. “And the more we talked about it we decided, 'We can do this. We have to do this.'” The Upper Vandalia Historical Society was co-founded by Withrow's father, and 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the society. The book began as part of the society's 50th anniversary celebration. In all, the 150 page book features 275 black and white photographs from all around Putnam County. Pamela Pierce-Simms edited the book and performed the legwork necessary to bring it all to-

(From left) Pamela Pierce-Simms and Cheryl Wintz Withrow display a copy of the new book “We Love to Tell the Stories – A Pictorial History of Putnam County.” The new book was published by the Upper Vandalia Historical Society and retails for $15. Photo by Jack Bailey gether. She said that she started with approximately 1,500 photographs and worked through them all to make sure that a good cross section of the county and its history were represented. “The book starts at the courthouse, and then goes alphabetically by town through Putnam County,” Pierce-Simms said. “I

started by bringing a scanner to the Society's quarterly meetings and scanning photographs that members brought in.” From there, Pierce-Simms began taking road-trips throughout the county. “I have met lots of interesting people in putting this together,” Pierce-Simms said. “There are lots of interesting people in Put-

nam County with such good stories to tell, and people are just so willing to talk if you just ask.” Pierce-Simms said that she collected so many interesting stories that she is already planning on putting together a second book. “I've learned so much about Putnam County. It has just been so interesting,” she said. From the start at the courthouse, the book features photographs from Bancroft, Black Betsy, Buffalo, Confidence, Eggleton, Eleanor, Frazier's Bottom, Hurricane, Liberty, Midway, Morgan's Landing, Nitro, Paradise, Pliny, Plymouth, Poca, Raymond City, Red House, Robertsburg, Rock Branch, Scott Depot and Winfield. The Society worked with The Printing Press in Charleston who did the printing work for the book. Working with a local printer gave them the flexibility to print shorter runs of the book on an as needed basis. A first run of 200 copies of the book sold out quickly, and a second order of 200 additional copies was picked up last week. The book sells for

$15. “We Love to Tell the Stories” is available at several locations around Putnam County including the Buffalo Diner in Buffalo, the gift shop at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, Hurricane City Hall, Charleston Blueprint, Beth's Massage in Hurricane, Nitro City Hall, Town & County Feed and Seed in Rock Branch, Gatens Harding Funeral Home, Cut 'N Curl in Poca, Mr. Holeshots in Poca, Teays Valley Hardware, Crede Lawn and Tractor, Kitchens Unlimited in Scott Depot, Gunters Logoworks in Winfield, Roy Kuhl Sports in Winfield and First Hair Care in Winfield. The book is also available directly from Withrow. She can be reached at (304) 760-2121. The Upper Vandalia Historical Society meets quarterly (January, April, July and October) at the Putnam County Board of Education office in Winfield. The meetings are held the last Sunday of the month and begin at 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://freepages.history.rootswe

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