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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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State of Tech Address

WVU Tech honors alumni

Enrollment up more than 10 percent


WVU Tech recognized its 2013 Alumni of the Year at Saturday’s homecoming activities during the basketball games in the Baisi Athletic Center. Barry Pearson, second from left, Class of 1996, the honoree from the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, shakes hands with Dr. Stephen Brown, who presented him. James Smith Jr., right, Class of 1986, the honoree from the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences, shakes hands with his presenter, Dr. Z Torbica. The men were honored during a banquet on Friday, Oct. 25. The parade marshal, Tim O’Neal, Class of 1997, was also recognized on Saturday in between the games.

year,” explained Long. “I am confident that with hard work and dedication we will continue to grow our enrollment.” During her address, Long emphasized the university’s focus on retention. She highlighted the campus’ recent accomplishments in the new BY ADRIENNE KING Student Success Center. FOR THE HERALD This semester alone, the center has had over 2,300 MONTGOMERY — The students visits and offered WVU Tech campus commu- more than 1,000 hours of tunity gathered for the annual toring. She challenged the State of Tech address campus to become a presented by CEO part of the commitCarolyn Long on Friment to student sucday, Oct. 25 as part cess and retention. of homecoming activ“Our vision of a stuities. dent-centered uniIn Long’s address, versity can only be she provided updates accomplished with on the institution’s each of us partnerefforts to recruit, reing together.” tain and rebuild, inLong said the uniLong cluding an announceversity has been ment that enrollment working on several is up more than 10 percent. key projects to rebuild camIn describing the universi- pus, including the complety’s recruitment achieve- tion of an outdoor basketball ments, Long said the cam- court, a new fire alarm syspus is experiencing “won- tem in the Baisi Athletic derful growing pains.” WVU Center and the new WelTech’s fall enrollment is come Wall project funded by 1,222 with students from 28 the Tech Golden Bear Alumstates and 23 nations. Resi- ni Association. She also dence halls are at 92 per- highlighted several upcomcent capacity and the dining ing campus improvement hall is overflowing with stuprojects including a new eledents. In response to the growth, vator in the engineering Long announced plans to building and repaved parkadd an additional “grab- ing lots. “WVU Tech is a great inand-go” eatery in the Engistitution with even greater neering Building as well as potential,” Long said in closthe new dining options offered in the new Student ing, “and with a positive attitude toward the future Success Center. “We are one of the few this institution will continue public institutions in West to thrive and grow. I invite Virginia to see an enroll- each of you to become a part ment increase this past of this dream.”

School officials from Valley area give mostly positive report to BOE BY CODY NEFF


The Fayette County Board of Education continued its Local School Improvement Council tour last Monday, visiting Valley High School. Reports from officials in the area said things are mostly positive. One official said his school is having problems, but he knows he and his staff can get things fixed. “These young people are our future,” Gauley Bridge Elementary principal Joseph Groom Jr. said. “They are our resources. They are the ones that we as educators strive to support each and every day in each and every matter that

we can, no matter who they are or what they are. We should do everything we can to see that they’re successful and have every opportunity for success.” Groom said the school has problems with writing and analyzing written works. “To fix that, our teachers are doing more activities that focus on writing and analytical traits,” Groom said. “We feel this will help our students become more proficient in how to paraphrase, do sequencing, drawing conclusions, and describing characters. Our teachers are helping students to summarize and determine cause-and-effect. We feel this will help them with analytical traits.

“We've also planned a ‘family literacy night’ workshop in November with West Virginia author Cheryl Ware. This workshop will give parents some insight into the writing process and what it takes to master the content standards pertaining to analytical traits. It will also equip parents with the knowledge to help their kids with assignments.” Groom said his staff also is working to help parents to be able to help their kids with their math homework. “We have also planned a ‘family math night’ in November that will give parents and students an insight into what it takes to master the standards of math,” Groom said.

“It’s a wonderful workshop in which we take the parents into the classroom and sit them down and give them a math assignment. Their children help them with the math. We feel this will help parents to understand what their child is going through and to help students understand the problems better. “We also let the parents get on these every-day math games on the computer and their kids help them with the math games. Before they all leave, we try to equip them with resources and tools so when they get home, they can sit down with their children and help them do math homework.” Although he said things





Time for some Christmas shopping Oak Hill will be buzzing with Christmas shoppers this weekend. The Fayette, Nicholas and Greenbrier Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its annual Christmas Festival and Craft Show this Saturday. The ARC’s 20th annual festival has outgrown its previous location at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center on Central Avenue in Oak Hill, so this year will also offer vendors at the O.C. Rushing Center of the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene at 1913 Main Street East. Those who visit the festival at both sites will be included in a drawing for a $100 gift card. Christmas music will fill the air all day, and door prizes will be give away each hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The military tree ceremony is set for 1 p.m., and Santa Claus will be on hand from 2 to 4 p.m. The ARC also will offer BBQs and hot dogs for sale. For more information, call the local ARC office at 304-469-4636. Also at the Rushing Center, the Goldeneers Senior Citizens will offer hot dogs, barbecues, beans and cornbread and a variety of soups, and a good selection of homemade baked goods. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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have been hard, Groom says the school has had some good improvements too. “Our fourth grade this past year did better than they’ve ever done before,” he said. “I think a lot of it is due to our parent workshops, teachers collaborating, and parent involvement. “We are also currently installing new playground equipment into our playground. We also really appreciate the help from the board of education to get a new roof on our school and the new HVAC system. These things allow us to have a warm, safe, and secure learning environment.” See REPORT on 3

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Proposed campground fees up for comment Hawks Nest plans murder mystery GLEN JEAN — The New River Gorge National River recently solicited public input on a proposal to charge fees at the park’s new flagship campground, the Meadow Creek Campground, near Sandstone. Most of the feedback from government representatives, stakeholders and the public indicated general support for charging fees in National Park Service campgrounds in order to provide facilities and services. Because of this feedback, the NPS wants to gauge public sentiment for charging fees in three existing campgrounds in the New River Gorge National River: Army Camp Campground, Glade Creek Campground and Grandview Sandbar Campground, all located in the vicinity of Prince. Amenities at these campgrounds are limited: all campsites have a picnic table and fire ring, and drive-in sites have a tent pad. A volunteer camp host site is located at Grandview Sandbar Campground. Army Camp Campground provides 10 drive-in campsites, including two that are handicapped accessible, and six aerated vault toilet stalls. Glade Creek Campground offers six walk-in and six drive-in campsites, including one that is handicapped accessible, and a five-stall aerated vault toilet. Grandview Sandbar Campground has six walk-in campsites, 10 drive-in sites, including one that is handicappedaccessible, and two handicapped-only drive-in campsites, as well as two multi-stalled aerated vault toilets. More information on these campgrounds can be found at /planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm.

The NPS proposes to charge $5 per night for use of each site, a rate that is based on comparisons to rates and amenities in other similar campgrounds in Southern West Virginia. By law, this rate must be comparable, without undercutting, rates at campgrounds in the local area. Recognizing that these campsites have traditionally been available for fee-free public use, the park’s decision to move forward with this proposal will be based on the feedback received from the public during this open comment period. Free camping will still be available at other primitive campgrounds and backcountry campsites in the park. The reasoning behind the fee proposal is twofold. First is the reality of declining budgets and increasing costs to maintain these facilities. Park staff, vehicles and supplies are decreasing with budget cuts, while gas costs to reach these remote campgrounds remain high and facilities continue to age, requiring maintenance and repairs. Fee revenues, under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, will be dedicated to managing the fee collection program and to facility maintenance and improvements at these and other park campgrounds. Fees would allow the NPS to continue to provide a satisfactory level of service to overnight visitors and would reduce the potential need to extend seasonal closures of campground facilities. Secondly, the nature of free campsites along the river often invites some of the local criminal element into the park. The crime rate for every major cate-

gory in West Virginia except for motor vehicle theft is up and rising. Park rangers have responded to numerous visitor complaints and incidents in these three campgrounds, including domestic disputes, disorderly conduct, and alcohol-related crime and noise complaints. Other comparable campgrounds in the National Park system had similar issues prior to institution of a nominal fee for camping. After the fee was introduced, the people who were largely responsible for the criminal issues, presumably being unwilling to pay, were replaced by more family-oriented groups filling the campsites. The NPS anticipates that charging this $5 fee at the New River Gorge National River will produce similar results so that the park may offer the public a safer and more enjoyable visitor experience in and around the Army Camp, Glade Creek and Grandview Sandbar campgrounds. For more information and to submit comments on the proposed fees, please go to and from the links on the left side of the page, select “Management,” then “Park Planning,” then “Civic Engagement for Proposed New Fees at Army Camp, Glade Creek and Grandview Sandbar Campgrounds,” then “Document List.” Comments can be submitted online through this website, or may be submitted by mail to: NPS – New River Gorge National River; Attn: Comment on Proposed Camping Fees; PO Box 246; Glen Jean, WV 25846-0246. Please submit comments online or by mail no later than Nov. 24.


ANSTED — A blizzard and an avalanche have closed a road down the mountain. That is the scenario and the premise of a murder mystery evening scheduled Saturday, Nov. 2 at Hawks Nest State Park. The ‘whodunit’ event, “Silent Night, Deadly Night,” begins at 7 p.m. at Hawks Nest Restaurant. The

theater group Murder and Merriment will perform the interactive mystery evening. Hawks Nest Restaurant is the evening sponsor. The ticket price of $45 includes mystery entertainment and dinner. Dinner and theater reservations are required by calling 304-658-5212, ext. 1542. Lodging at Hawks Nest Lodge is available and the room

rate includes an express breakfast. Hawks Nest State Park features an iconic view of the New River Gorge, a lodge and fullservice restaurant for winter retreats and accommodations yearround. Visit www for more information. For restaurant information, hours, menus and more, visit

Kanawha early voting begins Early voting began Oct. 26 for the Nov. 9 Kanawha County excess levy election. According to County Clerk Vera McCormick, Kanawha County citizens can cast early votes through Nov. 6. The voter registration office (415 Quarrier Street, Charleston) will be open from 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. “I urge everyone to take advantage of early voting and to remind voters that if they don’t early vote, they can go to their assigned precinct on election day and vote,” McCormick said. Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday,

Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. County voters are deciding on support of an excess levy that will provide funding for the Kanawha County Public Library system and Kanawha County Schools.

Resort’s marketing campaign honored Stonewall Marketing and Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) recently earned multiple Travel Weekly Magellan Awards for the resort’s 2013 television campaign and print collateral. Television commercials were produced highlighting the myriad activities and amenities available at AOTG and ran in a number of markets including Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Commercials showcased AOTG’s diverse family outdoor vacation products including whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers, Tree-

Tops Canopy Tour, Gravity Zip Lines, TimberTrek Aerial Adventure Park, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, mountain climbing, and Canyon Falls Swimming Hole along with the resort’s four restaurants. In addition, Stonewall and AOTG were honored for the 74-page 2013 Resort Vacation Planner for Adventures on the Gorge. The four-color print piece highlights the resort’s allinclusive family adventure activities and amenities where there are activities for everyone of every age and where guests can rent cabins,

vacation homes and campsites. The competition honors outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media.

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FDA recommends making Prospective jurors to report for duty Nov. 15 hydrocodone a Schedule II controlled substance grateful that the Food and Drug Administration has finally implemented its own advisory committee’s recommendations to reclassify these addictive drugs. The agency has just saved hundreds of thousands of lives.” Manchin has been working since May 2012 to have the drug reclassified. West Virginia State Police Col. C.R. “Jay” Smithers said he recognizes that a legitimate need for pain management exists, but the illegal use of prescription pain medication is one of the biggest problems the state faces. “The reclassification of hydrocodone is a major step toward restoring accountability and oversight between medical providers and patients suffering from acute injuries, chronic pain and terminal illness,” Smithers said. “I would like to thank Sen. Manchin, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Drug Administration for proactively taking a major step toward addressing the issue of prescription drug diversion not only here in West Virginia, but nationwide,” Smithers said. “It is my sincere belief that this measure will decrease the amount of hydrocodone available to those who do not possess a legitimate prescription.”


The Food and Drug Administration has officially recommended that the Department of Health and Human Services reschedule hydrocodone from a Schedule III to Schedule II controlled substance, according to a release from Sen. Joe Manchin. Manchin said rescheduling this drug, which is a highly addictive substance found in drugs like Vicodin and Loritab, will greatly help curb prescription drug abuse. The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to pass this recommendation to the Drug Enforcement Administration, which will immediately begin the reclassification process. “Today was a tremendous step forward in fighting the prescription drug abuse epidemic that has ravaged West Virginia and our country,” Manchin said. “Rescheduling hydrocodone from a Schedule III to a Schedule II drug will help prevent these highly addictive drugs from getting into the wrong hands and devastating families and communities. I want to sincerely thank my good friend Sen. Tom Harkin from Iowa for being so helpful in making this possible. I am also extremely

CONTINUED FROM 1 At Valley Elementary School, the principal says test scores have been very positive. “Our fourth grade students increased test scores in the areas of reading by 16 percent, in the areas of math by eight percent, and in the area of writing by 23 percent,” DeAnn Bennett said. “Our fifth grade students experienced an increase of 16 percent in writing. We attribute that growth to new teacher training and support. “At Valley we have had a high turnover rate of teachers because of our location. We’ve decided to jump in quickly with those new teachers to get that training done as early in the year as possible.” Bennett says the faculty and staff have been working to help students

to become more mature in different ways. “We’re trying to help our students become more responsible and to value their own education more,” she said. “We have partially implemented the ‘seven habits of happy kids’ and we’re working on the first two habits. The first habit is ‘Be proactive’ and the second habit is ‘Begin with the end in mind.’ “We’re also using the ‘Kennel Club.’ That’s a program in which the Valley High School students come over once a week and meet with our students that need extra help and that’s had a real positive influence in some kids’ lives.” For Valley High School’s presentation, principal Craig Loy couldn’t make it to the meeting, but teacher Rita Bohanna read a letter that he had left behind. “Valley High School has developed a plan to target three key areas of improvement,” the letter said. “These areas are


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student achievement, school culture, and graduation rate. Valley High School has been struggling with making and meeting achievement rates. “This year, I’m pleased to inform you, Valley High School has increased its achievement rate and we are now a transition school.” The school fell just short of its assigned goals, but the letter said the school’s staff was very happy all the same. “Our (accountability) index target for this past year was 48.721 and Valley High School’s rate was 47.6637,” the letter said. “We missed by just 1.2084. Our accountability items that were lacking were graduation rate, observed growth, and adequate growth. “We met at least 50 percent of our targets in math and reading language arts. Our faculty has worked very hard to assist us in meeting these targets.” To help improve the

lives of more students, the letter says faculty worked with a group to create ‘the Kennel Club’ program. “We have worked with Hi-Y to provide a peer mentoring program,” the letter said. “We want to make Valley High School a place that students want to come to every day to learn and have fun. “We are identifying students early that may be potential drop-outs and are offering assistance academically and emotionally so that the student will not fail. We’re offering course recovery for failing high school students to get them back on track.” The principal’s letter said everyone’s hard work paid off. “One significant gain in our achievement is in

our seventh grade math and reading/language arts classes,” the letter said. “The assessment scores have improved and progress there seems to be increasing each year.” Now that the LSIC meetings are done, board members will be able to take a step back and look at how things are going in Fayette County. One board member says he’s very happy with what he has seen. “We’re seeing a lot of work to get children connected with education and with each other,” board president Steve Bush said. “I was so proud that I’ve seen a lot of achievement, especially among disadvantaged children. Educators are starting to see that it’s not so much about putting the cookie right at

the bottom, but raising the bar just a little further. Everyone is seeing that when these kids are given the challenge, they'll make the challenge and exceed it. “Once they dig in and see what’s at the core of it all, they say, ‘Well I can do that.’ These little people say, ‘Well I’m interested in this and interested in this, so I may be interested in this too.’ They broaden their thinking. They see there’s more to school than a nice, happy meal. There’s something beyond that. Once they realize that, they start to ask themselves where they can make a connection that makes it relevant to them. We’re seeing that it’s not about educating the masses. It’s about educating children one by one by one.”

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Danny Wright, circuit clerk for Fayette County, has released the names of individuals drawn for petit jury duty. The following prospective jurors are to report to Judge Paul Blake’s courtroom, located on the second floor of the courthouse annex building, on Nov. 15, no later than 8:45 a.m.


DAILY BIBLE VERSE Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

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It’s about time

Peabody finally does the right thing It was heartening earlier this month to see that Peabody Energy Corp. finally stepped up and took responsibility for the mess it had created with Patriot Coal. Patriot was spun off from Peabody in 2007 and filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Some, such as the United Mine Workers of America, say the Patriot spin-off was set up to fail in a deliberate plan to end Peabody’s benefit obligations to retirees. The long, contentious court battle — and a series of demonstrations against both Peabody and Patriot by the UMWA — ensued. An initial ruling in May by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States that Peabody was not obligated to continue the health benefits for retirees was overturned in August by an 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals bankruptcy panel. Peabody announced on Oct. 10 that it will pay hundreds of millions of dollars over four years to settle the legal dispute and fund retiree benefits. It also will provide about $140 million in

letters of credit to Patriot, bolstering that company’s hopes of emerging from bankruptcy. Peabody is the world’s largest privatesector coal company. It certainly must have had the money to make an agreement such as this months ago. As heartening as it is that the company has finally stepped up to the plate, it is just as disheartening that it took this long — plus the millions spent in litigation — to take that responsibility. In this settlement, the UMWA must surrender nearly all of its 35 percent stake in Patriot that resulted from Surratt-States’ May ruling. However, UMWA President Cecil Roberts says he is pleased by the settlement and that the union will end its protests. It is sad when a business — or a government — breaks its covenant with the people who give their blood, sweat and hard work. It is good that Peabody officials finally swallowed their pride and did what should have been done from the beginning.

Education at a crossroads Nothing has been more confailure. In Washington, D.C.’s tentious in the field of educaschools a few years ago, for extion than the idea of school ample, most students were choice. reading below grade level, yet Which is odd. We take it for virtually every teacher (98 pergranted that we’ll find dozens cent) was rated above average. of brands of cereal at The educational esour grocery stores and tablishment’s standard hundreds of stations on response to educational our cable TV. We expect failure is to call for to be able to choose massive spending infrom a wide variety of creases. Yet today, coffee drinks and scores while inflation-adjusted of restaurants. Yet per-pupil spending has we’re expected to bemore than doubled since lieve that the school 1970 — it now exceeds down the street is the $11,000 per student per best possible one for our year — academic Ed children. achievement has stagFeulner Whether it offers fornated, and high-school eign-language classes, graduation rates for disafter-school activities, or advantaged children excellent sports programs is ir- have remained flat. relevant. It’s the closest, and To achieve meaningful eduthat’s all we’re supposed to cational reform, parents should need to know. be empowered to hold schools Of course, there are some accountable through school very good public schools across choice. And the good news is the country. There are also that, in many cases, they are. some very bad ones. In some of Today, millions of America’s the country’s largest school students exercise public school districts, less than half of all choice, attend private schools, children graduate. These failor are home-schooled. ing schools tend to be located Parents in Florida, for examin inner cities and serve poor ple, have a wide range of minority students. school choice options, including Those schools have virtually public school choice, online no incentive to improve belearning such as the Florida cause they face no penalty for Virtual School, and some pri-

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vate school choice. Families in Arizona have access to innovative education savings accounts, which allow parents to direct every dollar of what the state would have spent on their child in the public system to education services and providers that meet their child’s unique learning needs. Nevertheless, nearly threequarters of America’s children remain in government-assigned public schools, all too many of which fail to provide even a safe learning environment, let alone a good education. Scandalously, American teachers’ unions are doing everything in their power to restrict parental choice in education. And thanks to their deep pockets, they often have the political clout to succeed. To understand the power of teachers’ unions to block even the most promising educational reforms, consider the ongoing struggle over school choice in our nation’s capital. Today, public schools in Washington, D.C., enjoy the dubious distinction of leading the nation in violence while ranking among the lowest in academic performance.


Restoring the faith of the people in their governmental institutions The recent governmany of our state’s own. ment shutdown and The fiscal fiasco renear default on our nasulted in yet another tion’s debt has cost our credit rating agency economy an estimated threatening to down$24 billion. grade our naFederal worktion’s debt, shakers and military ing international families expericonfidence in the enced nerveU.S. dollar and wracking uncereconomy, and intainty about creasing borrowtheir paychecks, ing costs for busiand American nesses and indibusinesses felt viduals. the pinch of a The sordid incimore than 16dent hurt our day freeze on standing and Rep. Nick government purprestige in the J. Rahall chases. international Critical governcommunity, and ment services and opera- undercut our national tions were disrupted, security and military such as the issuance of readiness. industry permits, and And, perhaps worst of government inspections all, it further underand financing, that hurt mined the American both businesses and inpeople’s faith in their dividuals. The closure of governmental institunational parks and mon- tions. uments hurt tourism The one silver lining, and took money from perhaps, is that the Conthe economy of countless gress, albeit belatedly, communities, including did act before it was too

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late. The extremists, for now at least, did not get their way in forcing an unprecedented debt default. Everyone and every side had an opportunity to have their say. But, ultimately, majority Members in the House of Representatives, who for weeks voted repeatedly to continue a political standoff while proclaiming the aversion to shutdowns and defaults, at last, abandoned that reckless strategy and voted to end the crisis. For now, we can breathe a collective sigh of relief, but this is a temporary respite. We should hope and pray that cooler heads will prevail before we must revisit these issues early next year, and that the majority in the House of Representatives will not revive the threat of a shutdown and default to extract political concessions. Meanwhile, there is

talk of reviving some grand bargain, a massive multi-trillion-dollar legislative package that presumably would affect all aspects of the federal government, including Social Security and Medicare. Ironically, some believe that a grand bargain is a realistic option, when the Congress cannot even agree on a temporary spending bill. I think such a proposal is the equivalent of tilting at windmills. And I certainly would oppose any effort to try to extract cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits in exchange for averting another government shutdown or raising the debt limit. Grand bargains put the emphasis on cutting for the sake of cutting, without sufficient regard for the human and economic impact of such cuts. Instead, I hope budget negotiators would focus

on what is practical and achievable. We should comb through the masses of reports on deficit reduction recommendations generated from all corners – there are a lot of them on the shelf, one just about as good as another – and enact several bills over a period of time that could show progress on the deficit. My own emphasis would be on strengthening financial management controls to eliminate improper payments and ensuring a fairer tax code by eliminating wasteful tax expenditures. Our nation’s deficits, while still large and unsustainable, are declining. As a percentage of the economy, they are less than half their size since 2009. That’s because the economy is growing, albeit in fits and starts, and we should push ahead with policies that will keep it

growing – with investments in education and workforce training, science and research, and building and repairing our nation’s infrastructure. Congress’ focus should be on trying to restore the faith of the people in their governmental institutions, and keeping the reins of leadership away from those who would rather sabotage the government than find ways to make it work better for the people it was created to serve. Members of Congress have a Constitutional responsibility to ensure a proper functioning government. There is no greater guide than our founding document, with its emphasis on comprise and consensus, to prevent yet another unnecessary and unwise government shutdown.

(Rahall represents West Virginia’s 3rd District.)

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Important dates in W. Va. history Writing workshop inspired by the life of Pearl S. Buck CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. Oct. 16, 1859: John Brown and his raiders captured the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, but they were soon besieged by the local militia and federal troops. The raid galvanized the nation, further alienating North and South and drastically reducing any possible middle ground for compromise. Oct. 16, 1922: The Rev. Leon Sullivan was born in Charleston. In 1977, Sullivan initiated the original Sullivan Principles, a code of conduct for companies operating in South Africa. The Principles were among the most effective efforts to end the system of apartheid. Oct. 17, 1859: Heyward Shepherd, an African-American, was killed by John Brown’s raiders at Harpers Ferry. Shepherd was a porter at the local railroad station and a property owner in nearby Winchester, Va. Oct. 18, 1941: William “Billy” Cox was born in Wheeling. He is one of two bassists to have played regularly with legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Oct. 19, 1894: Historian and illustrator Julius Allan DeGruyter was born in Charleston. A self-taught painter and illustrator, DeGruyter’s art appeared in numerous exhibits and is represented in the collections of the State Museum. Oct. 20, 1990: The current USS West Virginia was commissioned. The USS West Virginia is an Ohio Class Trident ballistic missile submarine that is 560 feet long. Oct. 21, 1865: Bishop Matthew Wesley Clair Sr. was born in Union. He was one of the first African-Americans elected as a bishop in the predominantly white Methodist Episcopal Church. Oct. 21, 1918: Hulett Smith was born in Beckley. In the 1964 gubernatorial primary Smith carried 53 of the state’s 55 counties, receiving more votes than his three opponents combined. Oct. 22, 1693: Lord Thomas Fairfax was born in Kent, England. He inherited five million


Composer George Crumb was born in Charleston on Oct. 24, 1929. acres in Virginia, land that included much of the present Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Oct. 22, 1734: Frontiersman Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania. In 1788, Boone and his family settled near the mouth of the Kanawha River. He represented Kanawha County in the Virginia General Assembly in 1791. Oct. 22, 1821: Collis P. Huntington was born in Harwinton, Conn. In 1869, Huntington purchased the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and set about extending its tracks from Richmond across southern West Virginia to the Ohio River. There, in 1871, he established a new city bearing his name. Oct. 22, 1977: Construction of the New River Gorge Bridge was completed after three years of work. The New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County is one of West Virginia’s bestknown landmarks. Oct. 23, 1943: German prisoners arrived at Camp Ashford in White Sulphur Springs. Built by the U.S. War Department, Camp Ashford was one of two camps in West Virginia that housed prisoners of war during World War II. Oct. 24, 1929: Composer George Crumb was born in Charleston. In 1968, Crumb was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for “Echoes of Time and the River: Four Processionals for Orchestra.” Oct. 25, 1918: Athlete Marshall ‘‘Biggie’’ Goldberg was born in Elkins. He led the Chicago Cardinals to the NFL championship in 1947, and was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1958.

West Virginia fun facts ■ Outdoor advertising had its origin in Wheeling about 1908 when the Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company painted bridges and barns with the wording: “Treat Yourself to the Best, Chew Mail Pouch.” ■ The first electric railroad in the world, built as a commercial enterprise, was constructed between Huntington and Guyandotte. ■ The 1500 block of Virginia Street in Charleston is considered the longest city block in the world. ■ The last public hanging in West Virginia was held in Jackson County in December 1897.

■ Stone that was quarried near Hinton was contributed by West Virginia for the Washington Monument and arrived in Washington in February 1885. ■ Mother’s Day was first observed in a Grafton church on May 10, 1908. ■ The first spa open to the public was at Berkeley Springs. ■ The first municipallyowned parking building in the U.S. was opened Sept. 1, 1941 in Welch. It showed profit the first year. ■ ESPN’s Scholastic picked The Poca High School Dots as the best sports team nickname in America.

Oct. 25, 1951: Writer Denise Giardina was born in Bluefield and raised in neighboring McDowell County. She is best known as a novelist and also has a long history of community activism, including a run for governor. Oct. 26, 1801: Jefferson County was established from a portion of Berkeley County by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Thomas Jefferson. Oct. 26, 1934: Athlete Rodney Clark ‘‘Hot Rod’’ Hundley was born in Charleston. Hundley earned first team AllAmerican recognition his senior year at West Virginia University and averaged 24.5 points per game and scored 2,180 points over his college career, ranking second in WVU history. Oct. 27, 1879: Howard B. Lee was born in Wirt County. He was elected state attorney general in 1924, and served for eight challenging years. His term saw the impeachment of a state auditor, the lawlessness of Prohibition, and labor troubles in the coalfields. Oct. 28, 1972: Singer Brad Paisley was born in Glen Dale. Oct. 29, 1861: Confederate troops pulled out of Charleston, never to return. e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council. For more information, contact the West Virginia Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25301; (304) 346-8500; or visit eWV at To read more, go to eWV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www

LEWISBURG — Pulitzer- and Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck was best known for her writing about China, especially in her beloved novel The Good Earth. But her roots were in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. In November, New River Community and Technical College will offer a writing workshop inspired by Buck’s writing about West Virginia. The workshop, entitled Writing with Pearl, will be taught by noted local author Belinda Anderson and will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.

at New River’s Workforce Education facility in Lewisburg. Pearl Buck was born in Hillsboro, in 1892, but when she was three months old the family returned to China, where her parents were missionaries. She spent much of her life there until 1934, and she never lost her interest in and affection for the Chinese people. In a memoir she said that she lived in “several worlds,” one a “small, white, clean Presbyterian world of my parents,” and the other the “big, loving merry nottoo-clean Chinese world.” According to Ander-

son, the workshop “will examine how the seemingly mismatched patches of Pearl Buck’s life are part of the tapestry of her creativity. Along the way, you’ll be prompted to examine the patchwork pieces of your own life to see how you can use them to weave patterns of your own — as stories, essays, poems or other narrations.” Tuition is $38, and pre-registration is required by Nov. 1. For more information or to register, contact the New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education at 304-7933001 or 304-793-6101.

Expert provides easy fire prevention, safety tips to help keep your home safe MORGANTOWN — In honor of October being fire prevention month, an expert from West Virginia University’s Fire Service Extension is reminding the community that taking steps in fire prevention is easy. West Virginia’s fire fatality rate is 3.3 times higher than the national average, according to the United States Fire Association. “Preparation is essential in the event that a fire does actually break out in your home,” said Lanny Adkins, WVU Fire Service Extension program coordinator. The first step to make your home fire ready is to install smoke detectors. With two-thirds of all fire related deaths occurring in homes without functioning smoke detectors, Adkins says it’s important. “Smoke detectors are only beneficial if they’re working,” Adkins said. “One of the biggest mistakes we see is that people tend to remove the batteries from alarms that repeatedly go off, like those in the kitchen.” Adkins advises that for those areas, try a smoke detector with a hush feature. This pre-

“Smoke detectors are only beneficial if they’re working,” Adkins said. “One of the biggest mistakes we see is that people tend to remove the batteries from alarms that repeatedly go off, like those in the kitchen.” Lanny Adkins, WVU Fire Service Extension vents the dangerous scenario of thinking a detector is working when it really isn’t. He also advises testing all detectors once a month and replacing them once every 10 years. When installing, remember that smoke rises, so place the detector high on a wall or on the ceiling if possible. Every level of your home should have at least one smoke detector, and you should aim to place one in each bedroom and one outside or around each sleeping area. The next step is to have a rehearsed escape plan in case of a home fire. Make sure that all members of the family are aware of the specific details of the plan. Designate a meeting area outside of the home and practice evacuation in both a day and night setting. Another useful tool to have is a fire extinguisher, though Adkins warns that they have

limitations. “Fire extinguishers are not universal,” he said. “They are designed to fight contained fires in smaller areas and it’s up to the person to practice common sense when it comes to determining if a fire is too large to attempt to fight it.” Adkins said that fire extinguishers are meant to be used from 6 to 8 feet away, and if the flames are too hot or large to fight from that distance, it’s better to just evacuate to safety. If it is safe to use a fire extinguisher, remember the acronym “P.A.S.S.” First, pull the pin and aim at the base of the fire. Begin to squeeze the trigger slowly, but firmly as you sweep the nozzle side to side. For general information and tips on fire safety, contact WVU Fire Service Extension at 304-269-0875 or visit

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OBITUARIES Mae Belle Backus, 76, of Jodie, died Oct. 25, 2013, at CAMC General Division, Charleston. Born Jan. 2, 1937, at Twenty Mile, she was the daughter of the late John Wyatt and Tressie Esther (Darlington) Foster. She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Esther Backus; brothers, Backus Howard and Alfred Foster; and a sister, Valena Gross. She was a member of the Vaughan Baptist Church. Surviving: her children, Beverly Roop of Jodie, Herbie (Beth) Backus of Jodie, Nancy (Jimmy) Jones of Jodie, Eddie (Felicia) Backus of Lockwood, Allison (Charley) McClung of Jodie, and Scott (Heather) Backus of Jodie; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 28 at the Vaughan Baptist Church with the Rev. Naaman Moore officiating. Burial followed in Vaughan Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Robert S. Bryant

Robert S. Bryant, of London, died at home Oct. 26, 2013. Born in Longacre, he graduated from Montgomery High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea and the recipient of a Purple Heart. Surviving: wife, Betty; daughter, Kim (Mike); sons, Brett (Andrea) and Pride (Tracey); three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Service was held Oct. 29 at the Montgomery United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wilma Dobbins officiating. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Montgomery United Methodist Church.

Shannon Hodge

Shannon (Duke) Hodge, 51, of Beech Glen, died Oct. 27, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family after a long illness. Shannon was born April 9, 1962, in Charleston, the son of Marilyn Hodge and the late Charles Hodge. In addition to his fat h e r , Charles Hodge, Shannon was preceded in Hodge death by his paternal grandparents, Mangus and Reba Hodge; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Gussie Jarrett of Beech Glen; and his mother- and father-inlaw, Junior and Barbara Nottingham of Dixie. Shannon was a member of the Boomer Church of Christ. He was a disabled former coal miner for Kanawha Eagle Mining in Comfort. He was also a former employee of Reba Trucking Co. in Belva, Hawks Nest Mining in Boomer and Terry Eagle Coal of Jodie. He was a 1980 graduate of Gauley Bridge High School. Surviving: his wife, Rebecca Nottingham Hodge of Beech Glen; mother, Marilyn Hodge of Beech Glen; daughter, Amanda Hodge Nix and her husband, Joey, of Auburn, Ga.; son, Brandon Hodge and his girlfriend, Nicole Catoggio of Beech Glen; grandson, Douglas Nix of Auburn, Ga.; brother, Chad Hodge and his wife,

Libby, of Beech Glen; sister, Jill Hodge of Beech Glen; aunt, Carolyn Hackney of Beech Glen; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge, with Jason Smith officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service. Following services, anyone who wants to participate will be having one last motorcycle ride in his memory. For information on the ride, contact Becky at 304-632-5156. In lieu of flowers, Shannon requested donations be made to Kanawha Hospice Care. Online condolences may be sent at Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge.

Pastor Claude ‘Toad’ Miller

Pastor Claude “Toad” Miller, 77, of Montgomery Heights, died Oct. 27, 2013. Claude was the pastor of Handley Miller F u l l Gospel Community Church for 11 years and was the founder of Bethel Church in Smithers. He served in the USMC, taught “Sea School” and placed the first set of Marines on the USS Iowa. He was employed by O’Dell Funeral Home, Central Appalachian Coal Company, Sheppard’s Auto Supply, Corey and Fuller Auto Supply, Montgomery Hardware and B.C. Hooper Funeral Home. Surviving: his wife of 57 years, Learease; sons, Kevin and wife Eva and Keith and wife Pam; daughters, Kira (Rick) and Kathy (the late T.G. Seacrist); grandchildren, Kelly and husband Charles Lee, Eric (Christina), Landon and wife Jenna, Nathan and wife Melissa, April, Triston (Sonya), Auston and Caleb; great-grandchildren, Kristen, Eadin, Kade, Kessa, Leah, Garrett, Remington and Dylan; brother, Frank Miller and wife Dorris; and extended family, Jane Miles, Kandi, Kristi, Brian, Kari, Kati and their families. Services will be 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Bethel Church in Smithers with Rev. Jeff Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park at London with military honors. Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethel Church, PO Box 25, Smithers, WV 25186 in memory of Pastor Claude Miller. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to m. Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

David ‘Dave’ Wayne O’Dell

David “Dave” Wayne O’Dell, 53, of Victor, died Oct. 16, 2013, in Beckley, following a long illness. David was born Feb. 24, 1960, in Richwood, son of Bradley W. O’Dell of Greenville, S.C., and Garylee O’Dell of Leivasy. He was a member of the Summersville Masonic Lodge #76 and the Beni Kedem Temple in Charleston. He was a heavy equipment operator for the strip mine industry and an 18-year member of the UMWA. Surviving: his wife, Jill S. Crosier O’Dell of Victor; his parents, Garylee and Gordon O’Dell of Leivasy

and Bradley and Barbara O’Dell of Greenville, S.C.; sons, Robert O’Dell of Cannelton and Joshua O’Dell of Summersville; a sister, Debra Robinson of Summersville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were Oct. 19 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with Preacher Jack Eades and Rev. Bradley Boyce officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor. Online condolences may be sent at Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Ansted.

Ethel Irene Young Osborne

Ethel Irene Young Osborne, 82, of Kennesaw, Ga., formerly of Bickmore, died Oct. 23, 2013, at her home. Born March 5, 1931, in Bickmore, she was the daughter of the late John G. and Cora E l s i e Brown. She also was preceded in death by her husOsborne band of 48 years, Dencil Denver Osborne; infant sister, Hazel Mae Brown; brothers, Cecil Eugene Brown and Harry E. Young; and a sister-inlaw, Lucille Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lick Fork Baptist Church. Surviving: a daughter, Sue (Henry Charles) Stempfel of Georgia; grandchildren, Julie Lee (Kevin) Kozlowski of New York, Erik Daniel (Janine) Stempfel of Georgia, Angel Dawn Stempfel and fiance Robert Zelin of California; great-grandchildren, Brittany Anne Lucas and Jenna Lee Lucas of New York, Erik Daniel Stempfel Jr. of Georgia, and Amber Fisch of New York; sisters-in-law, Edith Young of New York and Marie Morris of Bentree; and a host of nieces and nephews. Services were held Oct.

28 at the Lick Fork Baptist Church, Bickmore, with the Rev. John Osborne officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore. Online condolences may be sent at Arrangements by Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay.

gomery and was a member of the Glen Rock Lodge #22 AF&AM in Glen Rock, Wyo. Surviving: children Samuel Saul IV and his wife, LeAnn, of East Bank, Yolanda Leonard and her husband, Bryan, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Lee Ann Jarrell and her husband, Timothy, of Richwood, Ohio, Allison Phillips of London, Sissy Waites and her husband, Ronnie, of Weston, Dianna Lockhart and her husband, Ron, of Beckley, Jacque Phillips of Charlton Heights, Sue Ann Whitt and her husband, Robert, of Beckley, and Lisa Jackson and her husband, Shannon, of Summersville; several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; brother, Grey Saul of Glen Rock, Wyo.; sisters, Rose Saul of Glen Rock, Wyo., Connie Foster of Thornville, Ohio, and Neoma Duarte

Samuel Moses Saul III

Samuel Moses Saul III of Glen Rock, Wyo., formerly of Montgomery, died Oct. 25, 2013. He was born in Montgomery on Jan. 6, 1951, the son of the late Samuel Thomas a n d Agatha Mae Jarrell Saul. He also was preceded in Saul death by his wife, Linda Lorraine Saul, and his brother, John E. Saul. He was retired from Central Appalachian Coal Company in Mont-


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EAST BANK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 143 Elm St., East Bank, WV Morning Worship-9:30 a.m. Sunday School-10:45 a.m. Bible Study, Wednesday-6:30 p.m. Pastor: Don Dobbins

B OOMER B APTIST C HURCH Pastor Jim Neeson Meeting the needs of your family both spiritually & educationally

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CAMPBELL MEMORIAL BAPTIST, SMITHERS Sunday school-10 a.m. Morning service-11 a.m. Evening service-7 p.m. Wed. service-7 p.m.

APOWELLTON UNITED METHODIST Pastor Joe Darlington Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Evening Service 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m.


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“A Light In The Valley” Pastor: John Hurley Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Night 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m.

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, MONTGOMERY Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:45 a.m.

BOOMER CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday morning-10 a.m. Sunday evening-6 p.m. Wednesday evening-7:00 p.m.

ALTA CHURCH OF GOD Sunday school-10 a.m. Morning worship-11 a.m. Evening worship-7 p.m. Wed. prayer meeting-7 p.m. Ladies Circle-4th Tues.

BETHEL BAPTIST, CANNELTON Church study-9:45 a.m. Morning worship-11:15 a.m.

KANAWHA FALLS BAPTIST Sunday school-10 a.m. Morning worship-11 a.m.

MONTGOMERY PRESBYTERIAN Sunday school-10:00 a.m. Morning Worship -11 a.m. Sunday Evening Youth Group - 5 p.m. Pastor - Rev. Joan Stewart

GLEN FERRIS APOSTOLIC CHURCH Sunday morning service: 10:00 a.m. Sunday evening service: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night service: 7:00 p.m. Pastor David Bounds •

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, HANDLEY Sunday school-10 a.m. Morning worship-11 a.m. Sunday evening-6:30 p.m. Wednesday night-7 p.m.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, MORRIS DRIVE Sunday school-10:15 a.m. Evening service-6 p.m. Wed. prayer meeting-7 p.m. Sat. services-7 p.m.

EAGLE CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, EAGLE,WV Sunday School - 10 a.m. Morning Service - 11 a.m. Wed. prayer service - 6:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Study - 7 p.m. Richard R. Bullard Pastor

ST. ANTHONY SHRINE BOOMER Sunday Mass 11:00 a.m.

1ST BAPTIST CHURCH, POWELTON, WV Sis. Dorothy Walker, Church Clerk Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Worship Service - 11 a.m. Holy Communion Following Morning Worship Service

FRESH OIL CHRISTIAN CENTER (COGIC) KIMBERLY Armstrong Creek Road, Kimberly, WV Rev. Lewis Jackson Sunday School-10:00 a.m. Morning Worship-11:00 a.m.

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OAKLAND CHURCH OF GOD SMITHERS Morning worship-9:45 a.m. Sunday school-10:30 a.m. Sunday night-6 p.m. Wednesday night-7 p.m. W.C.G. (4th Tues.)-7 p.m.

ELIZABETH BAPTIST, CEDAR GROVE Sunday school-9:45 a.m. Worship-11 a.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST, LONDON Sunday school-9:45 a.m. Morning service-11 a.m. Evening service-6 p.m. Wed. Bible study-6:30 p.m. Wed. prayer service-7:30 p.m.

HANDLEY BAPTIST Sunday School-9:45 a.m. Morning service-11:00 a.m. Evening service-7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible study-6:30 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting-7:00 p.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST, SMITHERS Sunday school-10 a.m. Morning worship-11 a.m. Mon. Bible study-6:30 p.m. Wed. mission meeting-5 p.m. Wed. prayer service-6 p.m.

CEDAR GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, WILLIAMS ST., CEDAR GROVE Worship Service Sunday 10 a.m. Bible Study Thursday 7 p.m. Rev. John Massey Pastor Everyone welcome.

BETHEL 184 Michigan Ave. 10:00 Sunday Morning Worship 7:00 Sunday Evening Worship 7:00 Mens Prayer & Bible Study

ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST MORRIS DRIVE Sunday school-10 a.m. Morning service-11 a.m. Wed. prayer service-6 p.m. Wed. Bible study-7 p.m.

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MORNING STAR BAPTIST DEEPWATER Sunday school-9:30 a.m. Church service-11 a.m. (1st & 3rd Sunday) Teachers’ conference- 6 p.m. (Wednesday)

MT. ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CARBONDALE Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m.


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Sunday School-10 a.m. Morning Service-11 a.m. Choir Practice-6:00 p.m. BYF (Youth) 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. “Expressions” Puppet Ministry meets at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings. ABWM (Women) & Men’s Fellowship meet once a month. Sunday school classes meet once a month for fellowship.

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John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Sunday School- 10:00 a.m. Sunday Night- 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service- 7:00 p.m. Pastor, Lee Holliday Also listen to “The Everlasting Gospel” radio broadcast every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on 92.9 FM WCMV, Summersville

Larry Donell Turner died Oct. 22, 2013, at 2:50 a.m. after a long fight with cancer. Born in Jonesboro, La., on Sept. 24, 1950, he was the son of the late Mason “Jack” Turner and Bertha Mae Phillips Turner.

In memory of Juanita Lucas Metz graduate of East Bank High School. A member of the Montgomery Christian Church. A 35 year member of the Montgomery Rebekah Lodge. A former employee of the G.C. Murphy Store.

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Rt. 60, Boomer, WV • Everyone Welcome Pastor: Sandra Lawerence Sunday Church Service - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - 10:35 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study - 11 a.m. Wednesday Song & Praise Group - 6 p.m.

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of Phoenix, Ariz. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.odellfuneralhome.c om. Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Sunday school-10 a.m. Morning service-11 a.m. Every Sunday Tues. Bible Class-7 p.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST OF BOOMER Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Service 11 a.m. Sundays Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Wednesday

OPEN BIBLE TEMPLE P.O. Box 572, Powellton, WV Pastor: Rev. Gail Raynes Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Night 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night 7:00 p.m.

CANNELTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Night 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night 7:00 p.m.

SMITHERS CHURCH OF GOD CANNELTON ROAD Pastor: Joseph Hubbard Monday Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Midweek Service Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Night 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD, SCRABBLE CREEK RD., GAULEY BRIDGE Pastor: Jr. Cooper Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MONTGOMERY Pastor - Bishop Thomas Murray Jr. Wednesday-7 p.m. Sunday School-10 a.m. Morning Service-11 a.m.

CHRISTIAN REVIVAL CENTER Robson, WV Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Sunday Night: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday - 6:00 p.m.

MONTGOMERY BAPTIST CHURCH 310 5th Ave. Montgomery, WV Phone: 442-9602 Pastor: Rev. C. James Rider Sunday services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Services: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study and BYF Everyone Welcome

SMITHERS CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor: Kim Kirby

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF MONTGOMERY Corner Of 6th Ave And Ferry St. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Church Service 10:50 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

EAST BANK CHURCH OF GOD Pastor: Rev. George Ocheltree Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Church Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m

Glen Ferris Apostolic Church 9191 Midland Trail Glen Ferris, WV OLD KANAWHA BAPTIST CHURCH, PRATT Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Night 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.

MT. LEWIS BAPTIST, MAMMOTH Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00p.m. Lady Auxiliary 1st & 3rd thursday Pastor, Larry Boner

CARBONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH Cannelton, WV Sunday School 10:00 A.M. • Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Service 6:00 P.M. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study- Wednesday Wednesday B.Y. F. 7:00 PM Pastor: Ron Eagle

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH KIMBERLY Sunday school-10 a.m. Sunday morning service- 11 a.m. Wed. prayer service-6 p.m. Larry R. Smith, Pastor

BROWNSVILLE HOLINESS CHURCH Rt. 39 Brownsville Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Tues, Sat, Sun Services 7 p.m. Special Gospel Sing The First Saturday Each Month 304-632-1008 Pastor: Charles Blankenship

MAMMOTH ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday school 10:00 a.m. Sunday evening service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday prayer service 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Roy Boyd

JESUS IS LORD FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER Belva WV Service Sat. 7:00 pm Pastor Charles Bowe Non denominational

SMITHERS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Elder-Jim Dempsey Morning Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Dinner-2nd Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Belva, WV Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor Tom Sanford Joshua Scott Boarding School “A Christian School for Boys”

OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY CHURCH Powellton, WV Pastor Greg Francis Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Thursday Service 7:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome

MONTGOMERY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Services and Activities Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m. Children’s Church Sunday - 11:00 a.m. Bible Study - Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Free Hot Dog Dinner every 1st Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Free Community Dinner every 3rd Saturday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pastor Wilma M. Dobbins 442-5446

LONDON CHURCH OF GOD Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship - 11:00 a.m. Thurs. Night Praise & Worship - 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Phyllis Bowling

DEEPWATER CHURCH OF LIVING WATER Rt. 61 • Deepwater, WV Pastor: Randy Black Sunday Morning Worship - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School - 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening - 7:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.

FALLS VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Worship Service - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - 11:00 a.m.

MONTGOMERY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 310 Fourth Ave. next to CVS Sunday Morning Worship - 11:15 a.m.

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Mae Belle Backus

The Montgomery Herald

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 ■ 7

WVU professors’ therapy techniques making impact in the field of counseling MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University professors Ed Jacobs and Chris Schimmel coauthored an article published in October’s edition of School Counselor magazine on their work on a progressive method of creative counseling called impact therapy. Impact therapy is an active, multisensory, creative, theory-driven approach to counseling. By employing tech-

niques that engage multiple senses, a therapist is able to counsel the client in a way that is clear and thought-provoking. For example, Jacobs and Schimmel might use a dollar bill to demonstrate self-worth to a client, or shake up a soda bottle to get them to visualize their anger more clearly. School Counselor magazine goes to school counselors throughout

the country. Jacobs, an associate professor and coordinator of the master’s program in the Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology Department, and Schimmel, assistant professor and coordinator of the department’s school counseling program, have been perfecting the method of impact therapy since its inception in the early ‘90s.

Schimmel was Jacobs’ student at the time he began to teach impact therapy as a counseling technique and has since then worked with him to develop it. “The brain likes novelty,” Jacobs said. “Using multisensory techniques like a shaken up soda bottle to represent anger, or a small chair to represent the little boy or little girl part of the client, helps to more

fully engage the client.” In the article, Jacobs and Schimmel encourage school counselors, who work with students on a time constraint, to utilize impact therapy. They note that using these methods with difficult students could mean the difference between not getting through to them and helping them work through their issues in a limited period of time.


Smith, Joe Griasano, Johnny Vannatter, Sonny and Joyce Haynes, Ronnie Jones, Bill Hoy, Dale Watson, Linda Crosthwaite, and Connie Lockhart. Surviving: his son, Lorenzo Turner of Powellton, and Lorenzo’s mother, Linda Rogers of Powellton; his grandson, Isaiah Turner, and Isaiah’s mother, Christiana Terrell of Montgomery; sisters, Judy Bradford and Catherine Martin, both of Saline, La.; nephew, Danny Bradford of Jonesboro, La.; aunt, Jessie Mae Caleb of Bieniville, La.; cousins, Patsie Beard and Eva Peoples of Louisiana; his special friend, Toinette Scott of Charleston; and a host of cousins and friends. Service was Oct. 25 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. William Kinney officiating. Additional services and burial will be conducted in Jonesboro, La. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.odellfuneralhome .com.

death by her husband, Stephen Allen Williams. Surviving: child r e n , James Williams of Cross Lanes, a n d Joshua Williams, Matthew Williams Williams, Nicholas Williams and Tyler Williams, all of East Bank; father, Sherman Harris of Rand; and grandchildren, Regan, Madelyn, Emma and Zoey. Service was Oct. 29 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Lulu Scalise officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to m. Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Car hits stopped train at mouth of Armstrong Creek

Joanna Sue Williams

Stephen (Steve) Lee Wright, 62, of Pratt, passed away on the beautiful banks of the Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County on Oct. 19, 2013. He passed away at a place he called his second home: his beautiful family camp in Pocahontas County, a special place that was also very dear to

his late mother and named Camp Leona in her memory. He loved spending time with his family, especially at the camp, and watching his children, grandchildren and all the children in the family enjoy the peace and tranquility that he so loved about the camp. Surviving: his lovely Wright wife of 45 years, Brenda Szerokman Wright; daughters, Judy Wright and companion Billy Robinson of Crown Hill and Karen Wright Jenkins and spouse Kelly Jenkins of Hansford; sisters, Judy (Bill) Sheets, Lynn Conard, and Cathy (James) Campbell; brothers, Raymond (Carline) Wright and Bill (Brenda) Wright; sisters-in-law, Cathy Jones and Diane Ramsey; grandchildren, Danielle Thaxton, Alex Thaxton, Hunter Jenkins and Garrett Jenkins; uncle, Charles (Sharon) Collier; special nephew, Eddie Wright; special niece, Angie Cooper; and a host of several other special nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. The family requests donations to Crown Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Steve’s memory.

CONTINUED FROM 6 Larry became a member of Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church in 1995 under the leadership of Rev. Emanuel E. Heyliger while attending a threeday crusade in Orchard Manor in Charleston that was being hosted by Ferguson Memorial Baptist Church. He was faithful in his attendance. Even when he was late he would sit outside in the vestibule and listen to the word of God. Larry was a member of Operating Engineers Local 132, Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, where he worked for 20-plus years as a bull dozer operator. He was a master mechanic, and if you needed your car fixed, he could fix it; he loved working on cars! He loved his son, Lorenzo Turner; his grandson, Isaiah Turner, and Isaiah’s mother, Christina Terrell, who took care of all his appointments and made all his doctor appointments and took him to them whenever she could; he dearly loved Christina Terrell. He spent a lot of time in Sissonville with his good friends at Smitty’s Junk Yard. He always spoke very highly of Steve

Joanna Sue Williams, 49, of East Bank, died Oct. 24, 2013, at home. Born Sept. 11, 1964, in Charleston, she was the daughter of Sheman Harris of Rand and the late Betty Allison Harris. She also was preceded in

Stephen Lee Wright

They provide suggestions on the use of props, as well as writing, to create specific imagery that makes an impact. “We are pleased that our work is now reaching school counselors throughout the country,” said Jacobs and Schimmel, “because impact therapy is such a useful approach for those counseling schoolaged kids.”

Emergency dispatchers received a call just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday reporting a car had crashed into a stopped train on Route 61 at the mouth of Armstrong Creek in Montgomery. The driver stated that the vehicle’s brakes faulted, result-

ing in the collision, an emergency dispatcher said. The two vehicle occupants were transported to CAMC with minor injuries. State Police troopers and Montgomery Fire Department responded to the scene.


pitched battle for survival over the last few years, with the teachers’ unions gunning for it at every turn. Today, American education stands at a crossroads. One path leads to increased government centralization, fewer parental choices, and a greater role for special interests. The other path leads to increased parental authority and a return to the constitutional principle that education policy is primarily a state and local affair and shouldn’t be set in Washington. Which path we ultimately go down will depend on the fate of school choice. (Feulner is founder of The Heritage Foundation.)

CONTINUED FROM 4 That’s why the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, launched in 2004, was such a breakthrough. According to a federally mandated evaluation, the use of an opportunity scholarship resulted in the equivalent of 3.7 months in additional learning for students. Moreover, these $8,500 scholarships, which enable students to attend a private school, are half the cost of the $18,000 per-pupil price tag for a year in a D.C. public school. Yet the program has been at the heart of a

— Brandi Underwood

8 ■ Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Valley romps past Richwood, 40-9

Golden Bear men win in opener; Tech women fall to Point Park MONTGOMERY — The WVU Tech men’s basketball team christened the 2013-14 campaign with a 108-64 victory over visiting University of CincinnatiClermont Saturday afternoon. The action at the Baisi Athletic Center took place during homecoming festivities. Three Golden Bears registered a double-double to pace the triumph. Senior forward Armond Perez led Tech with 22 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot. Junior guard Jaren Marino logged 14 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with three assists and a

Armond Perez led the Golden Bear men with 22 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot. steal. Junior forward Jauries Thomas grabbed a total of 13 boards (five offensive, eight defensive) and scored 12 points.

Kendall Beamon added 15 and Talmadge Bell 13. Tech returns to the Baisi Center court for a 7 p.m. contest on Nov. 5 with Salem International University. ■■■ The WVU Tech women’s basketball team dropped its season opener to Point Park University 68-50 on Saturday. Tech was led by Cheyanna Lusk’s 12 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists. Freshman Elizabeth Evans registered nine points and two assists for the Golden Bears. Roche Wimberly and Cierra Mobley scored eight points apiece. Wimberly grabbed five boards while Mobley brought down four rebounds. The Golden Bears were within two points, 15-13, with 6:42 left in the first half before the Pioneers knocked down a 3-pointer to expand the lead. Point Park used a 16-5 run over the final portion of the first half to extend its lead to 32-18 going into halftime. Point Park led by as many as 27 points in the second half on its way to the triumph. Teresa Davis scored 17 points to power the winners. WVU Tech plays at Bluefield (Va.) at 4 p.m. on Nov. 5.

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Leon Cooper Jr. goes up for a field goal attempt in WVU Tech’s season-opening basketball win Saturday.

RICHWOOD — The Class A No. 3 Valley Greyhounds scored 20 fourth-quarter points and forced five turnovers to defeat a pesky Richwood squad 409 Friday. T h e Lumberj a c k s trailed by just 12-9 late in the first Wilkerson half when H e n r y BarronHouchins intercepted a pass at the 2yard line to stop a Richwood scoring Barronthreat. Houchins Valley put the g a m e away in the second half with five straight scores, including long touchdown runs in the final quarter by Dante Wilkerson (94) and BarronHouchins (73) and a safety by Casey Stewart. Wilkerson finished with 129 yards and Keyshawn Payne had 104. Michael Adams led the Lumberjacks with 163 yards on the ground and kicked a 24-yard field goal. Valley (8-0) looks to stay undefeated when it travels to Midland Trail Friday, while Richwood hosts Summers County. Valley 40, Richwood 9 V (8-0) 6 6 8 20 — 40 R (2-6) 0 9 0 0 — 9 First Quarter V: Dante Wilkerson 15 run (run failed) Second Quarter R: Logan Brown 15 pass from Logan Cox (kick blocked) R: Michael Adams 24 FG V: Keyshawn Payne 5 run (rush failed) Third Quarter V: Darius Hutchinson 6 run (pass failed) V: Casey Stewart tackled Adams in end zone Fourth Quarter V: Payne 2 run (Raeshawn Breckenridge run) V: Wilkerson 94 run (pass failed) V: Henry Barron-Houchins 73 run (rush failed) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — V: Wilkerson 7-129, Payne 15-104, Barron-Houchins 1-73,

Stewart 4-28, Tracy Conliffe 4-26, Breckenridge 7-25. R: Adams 23-163, Johnny Clevenger 4-27, Logan Brown 214, Austin Livesay 3-12, Cox 1-5. PASSING — V: Breckenridge 2-5-0-36. R: Cox 7-17-2-105, Shane Lipps 0-1-10. RECEIVING — V: Payne 1-27, Druw Bowen 1-9. R: Jared Amick 3-64, Logan Brown 2-31, Adams 1-5, Levisay 1-5. TAKEAWAYS — V: Barron-Houchins (int), Wilkerson (fum rec), Hutchinson (fum rec), Breckenridge (int), Wilkerson (int). R: Levisay (fum rec).

Also last week:

Meadow Bridge 66 PikeView 27 Class A No. 13 Meadow Bridge raced out to a 38-0 first-half lead and rolled past Class AA PikeView 66-27 Friday. Jake Parker carried the ball only 19 times, but he finished with 255 yards and six touchdowns (3, 49, 15, 36, 16, 35) to lead the host Wildcats. Ryan Church (67) and Abber Gelsinger (4) added touchdown runs for Meadow Bridge. PikeView was led by Daniel Brown with 91 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Peyton Richmond led MB on defense with 10 tackles. Meadow Bridge 66, PikeView 27 PV (3-6) 0 0 7 20 — 27 MB (7-2) 32 6 22 6 — 66 First Quarter MB: Jake Parker 3 run (Ryan Church rush) MB: Church 67 run (Parker rush) MB: Parker 49 run (Craig Peters pass from Church) MB: Parker 15 run (Kaleb Farr pass from Church) Second Quarter MB: Parker 36 run (kick failed) Third Quarter MB: Parker 16 run (Abber Gelsinger rush) MB: Parker 35 run (Church rush) PV: Ryan Roberts 12 pass from Chris McBride (Alex Testerman kick) MB: Gelsinger 4 run (rush failed) Fourth Quarter PV: Daniel Brown 8 run (kick failed) PV: Tanner Farley 7 pass from McBride (Testreman kick) MB: Shane Harless 62 kick return (rush failed) PV: Brown 9 run (Testerman kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — PV: Joseph Jennings 1471, Brown 9-41, Hunter Moses 10-39, McBride 1-19, Ryan Roberts 4-16. MB: Parker 19-255, Gelsinger 16-68, Church 1-67, Harless 1-27, Chris Simms 4-9, Peters 2-5, Lawson Patterson 4-5. PASSING — PV: McBride 7-21-1-31. MB: none. RECEIVING — PV: Brown 2-8, Jennings 2 (-3), Dakota Bailey 1-7, Farley 1-7, Roberts 1-12. MB: none. TAKEAWAYS — PV: Brown (fum rec), Richard Edwards (fum rec). MB: Jimmy Richmond (fum rec.), David Gainer (int).

Pirates notch third win BY STEVE KEENAN SPORTS EDITOR

Elizabeth Evans dribbles upcourt for Tech. Leading the offensive attack was Brandon Burgraff, who totaled 19 points on the strength of 5-for-9 accuracy from the 3-point line. He also had two steals and two assists. Also hitting doubledigits in the scoring column for Tech were Leon Cooper Jr. (13) and Ra’shaud Kincaid (12). Floyd Campbell contributed nine points and seven rebounds. As a team, Tech was 42-for-82 from the floor, including 10-for-20 from beyond the arc. Tech commanded an early lead and never relinquished it during the entire game, according to The lead reached 30 points at one point in the opening 20minute segment, with Tech settling on a 52-27 cushion at the break. Thomas started off the second half with a jumper in the paint only 20 seconds in off a Perez assist, and the Tech margin eventually stretched to 48 points when Cooper found Perez for a layup at the 10:26 mark. The WVU Tech defense forced 12 turnovers and picked up eight steals. For the visitors, Darwin Tolliver netted a game-high 24 points.

The Golden Bears’ Nia Nolan drives against two Point Park defenders.

Cincinnati-Clermont’s Talmadge Bell, left, and Tech’s Jauries Thomas battle for a loose ball.

Former West Virginia Tech standout Ron Beatty, shown greeting coach Bob Williams, was one of the numerous Golden Bears who returned for homecoming and alumni activities. Beatty, a 2013 inductee into the WVU Tech Hall of Fame, played for two West Virginia Conference championship teams at Tech, including the 1988 squad that advanced to the NAIA National Tournament.

FAYETTEVILLE — The few hardy souls who stuck it out on the home side for the duration of Fayetteville’s senior night football game were treated to the Pirates’ first win since a 61-0 thumping of Richwood on Sept. 13. Fayetteville (3-5) was effective on the ground and through the air in whipping Buffalo 38-14 Friday at Fletcher Arritt Memorial Stadium, halting a four-game losing skid of its own and keeping the Bison winless at 0-8. “We played in a playoff game every week,” Fayetteville coach Frank Spangler said in referring to a difficult schedule that has kept his team on its toes all season long. “We played four of the Top 10 teams in single-A. “A win is a win is a win. We’ll take a win any time. The kids played well; they played a lot better tonight, and we’re getting a little more healthy now. I was real proud of our (nine) seniors. They went out (at home) in good fashion.” The Pirates took control by scoring on their first two possessions — first on a Tasheem Saunders 4-yard run that was set up by a 29-yard burst by Jake Alton and an 18yard Saunders gain, then on a 28-yard Will Dooley touchdown reception midway through the opening period. Dooley leaped up between two Buffalo defenders and hauled in the scoring aerial on a nicely thrown ball from quarterback Will Fenton. The Pirates kept up

the pressure early in the second quarter when Alton sprinted 30 yards to the end zone on a reverse to make it 22-0. Buffalo answered that score as Isaiah Robinson caught the ball from Connor Fields on a middle screen and legged it 35 yards to paydirt for a 22-8 deficit. Before the Bison got a late 50-yard scoring jaunt from Jordan Tucker (19 carries, 114 yards), though, Fayetteville had created more than enough cushion with another Fenton-toDooley scoring hook-up (this one covering 9 yards) and a second sixpointer from Saunders on a 3-yard burst. On the latter scoring drive, Saunders (14-140) ripped off key carries of 19 and 13 yards before ringing up his second TD. Fayetteville rushed for 359 yards and passed for 89 more on the night. Fenton was 11-of-15 for 89 yards and the two scores to Dooley. “We felt like we could run the football,” said Spangler. “We’re pretty decent up on the offensive line. “We just ran our basic set. Of course, that (rushing success) opened up the passing game some.” Defensively, he said the Pirates had to alter their scheme somewhat to compensate for Buffalo’s speed on the edges. Alton rushed for 85 yards and accounted for 45 yards in receiving for the Pirates. Dooley had four catches for 41 yards and two TDs. Reserve back Troy Farrell rushed for 92 yards on seven attempts.

The Montgomery Herald

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 ■ 9

Tech poised for USCAA soccer event BY STEVE KEENAN

a quality experience.” All told, 20 squads will compete Oct. 30MONTGOMERY — Nov. 2 at the Friends of It’s a big week for the Coal Trace Fork Soccer WVU Tech soccer proComplex and Schoengrams. baum Soccer Stadium at The United States Coonskin Park. Collegiate Athletic Asso“I am very much lookciation (USCAA) last ing forward to the tourweek announced via onnament; there are so line video the 2013 namany good, quality tional tournament parteams that made the ticipants for men’s and field this year that every women’s soccer, and the game is going to come event will get under way down to the last minute,” said Tech’s men’s coach, Luis Cortell. “It is going to be great for the West Virginia soccer community to see such quality of soccer being played, and represent the USCAA well.” The Tech men, the 2012 USCAA national runners-up, earned a first-round bye in 2013 and will see their first tourney action at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Schoenbaum Stadium against the winner of a matchup between the University of Maine at Machias and PSU Brandywine. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Schoenbaum Stadium, WVU Tech will stage a tailgate featuring a “trunkor-treat” and costume contests. Fans of all Shelby Swiney advances the ball for WVU Tech in a regular season game. Tech ages are invited to the opens tournament play today. free event. SPORTS EDITOR

today at two Charlestonarea soccer complexes. Golden Bear players, coaches and fans gathered in the Bear’s Den to watch the announcement, according to a report on WVU Tech, the host of the 2013 USCAA National Soccer Tournament, will field both men’s and women’s teams in the event. The Golden Bear men

received the top seed for the tourney, while the school’s women’s squad will be seeded 10th. “We definitely think the benefits of playing in front of home fans on home turf far outweigh any logistical challenges (of hosting),” said Kenny Howell, WVU Tech’s interim athletic director. “The folks in Charleston, the USCAA and the staff at Tech have worked hard to make it

Riverside cross country


WVU Tech senior forward Dennis Fuerst is shown in a game earlier this season. The top-seeded Golden Bears will begin play in the 2013 USCAA National Soccer Tournament Thursday. The women’s squad is set to face Paul Smith’s College, N.Y. in the first round of play on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Schoenbaum Stadium. It marks the first time the WVU Tech women have participated in a national tournament. “I am looking forward to playing in this year’s tournament. It’s a great feeling to be playing at home. I hope we achieve what we set out to accomplish and make our school and community proud,” senior forward Joe Jackson said on The Tech men, 15-2-1

The Riverside Warriors were among those participating last Thursday in the Class AAA Region 3 cross country qualifying meet at Cedar Lakes. At left, Nick Kennedy competes on the 5-kilometer course for the Warrior boys, who placed seventh with 167 points. Kennedy placed 20th in 19 minutes, 19.9 seconds. Other Riverside boys in the field included: Cecil Dean, 24th, 19:49.7; David Dean, 37th, 20:48.9; Tristin Sanchez, 44th, 21:16.9; Cameron Norris, 48th, 21:28.1; and Dylan Hicks, 61st, 25:05.2. The top 10 runners in each division advanced to the state meet.

Below left, Emma Cox (32:11.9) was 49th for the RHS girls.

Below right, Riverside’s Samantha Keller, right, was 48th in 31:46.6. Sarah Ivey (51st, 34:21.4) also participated for the RHS girls.

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and winners of nine straight games, was ranked No. 2 in the Week 4 USCAA coaches poll. “We are all very excited for the opportunity to compete for a national championship in our community. It gives us a great chance to bring positive national recognition to our school,” said senior midfielder Tyler Fabian. Admission to all tournament games is free. For complete tournament and WVU Tech athletic information, you can visit

OAK HILL — Bluefield coach Fred Simon says his team likes to score on its opening drive. With this offense, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In a matchup that had the look of a potential shootout, the Class AA co-No. 2 Beavers controlled from the outset. They scored on all five of their first half possessions, and the defense bottled up Oak Hill senior Jalen Jones in a 51-15 victory Friday at frigid John P. Duda Stadium. Bluefield (7-1) went methodical on the very first series of the game, using 15 plays and more than six minutes of clock. D.J. Stewart’s 5-yard touchdown put the Beavers ahead 7-0 with 5:27 left in the first quarter before the Red Devils had even touched the ball. “Coach told us that if we come out fighting and score first, that does something to (the opponent),” said Stewart, a 5-foot-7, 160pound junior. “It gets to them. So we knew we had to score first. Don’t let them score first, because if they score first they get momentum. We score first, we have momentum on our side.” That was never an issue. Bluefield forced Oak Hill, rated No. 8 in Class AAA, into a threeand-out on its first series. This time, the Beavers didn’t need as much time to score. A 50-yard run by Stewart to the Oak Hill 26-yard line on the second play of the drive set up Charles Ross’ touchdown run from there for a 14-0 Bluefield lead. “We like to score on the first drive, and I think we did a nice job of calling the plays,” Simon said. “My son (Freddy III) is the offensive coordinator and did a nice job of mixing up the run and the pass and getting us down there (in the end zone).” The Beavers, who scored 50 points or more for the third straight week and sixth overall, led 28-0 on a 1-yard sneak by quarterback R.J. Bourne and a 76yard catch-and-run by

D.J. Edwards in the second quarter. A 67-yard kick return by Jones set Oak Hill up at the Beaver 20. The Red Devils needed seven plays, but K.K. Goodman scored the first of his two touchdowns from a yard out to make it 28-7 with 2:55 left before the half. That was the only highlight of the game for Jones, Oak Hill’s senior running back who has been battling an ankle injury most of the year. He was held to 20 yards on 10 carries and was kept out of the end zone. Jones was injured on his first run of the second half and came out of the game, favoring his left leg. He returned later but carried just once more. Bluefield’s defense dominated as much as the offense, limiting Oak Hill to 165 yards of offense. Jarrell Green ran 12 times for 56 yards and Goodman had 53 yards on 15 carries. Oak Hill coach Eddie Souk refused comment after the game. “We needed (the win),” Simon said. “We played a really good football team.” The Devils turned the ball over on their last three possessions, two resulting in touchdowns for Bluefield. Bourne was 10-of-15 for 230 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a pair of scores. Edwards caught five passes for 126 yards, while Brandon Lilly had three receptions for 79 yards. Oak Hill will renew its rivalry with Woodrow Wilson next Friday in the teams’ first meeting since 2003. The game will be played in Oak Hill at 7:30 p.m. Bluefield will host James Monroe next Friday before closing out the season Nov. 8 against Class AA No. 1 Wayne. Stewart knows how important it will be not to overlook James Monroe in anticipation of the showdown with the twotime reigning state champion. “We just take it one game at a time,” he said. “Take practice day-byday, practice hard, lift hard. Just take it gameby-game.” — E-mail: gfauber

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR (Editor’s note: A free community calendar item may be placed by a non-profit organization by one of the following means: e-mail it to; fax it to 304-442-8753; mail it to The Montgomery Herald, PO Box 240, Montgomery, WV 25136; or drop it by our office at 406 Lee Street, Montgomery. Deadline for the Wednesday edition is the previous Friday at 12 p.m.)

Meetings ■ Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8; Friday, Nov. 22; and Friday, Dec. 13 in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public. ■ Narcotics Anonymous — A Narcotics Anonymous drug abuse recovery meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. every Monday night at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 708 1st Ave., Montgomery. ■ Coin Club — The Kanawha Valley Coin Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the South Charleston Library. The meetings start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information about the upcoming coin show or club meetings, call 304562-6917 or 304-7274062. Visit the website at ■ Smithers Women’s Club — The Smithers Women’s Club meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Smithers Senior Center. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Nelda Logan at 304-442-4751.




NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MONTGOMERY SANITARY BOARD The Montgomery Sanitary Board will conduct a public hearing on December 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 706 Third Avenue, Montgomery, regarding a project to relocate the Sixth Avenue Sewage Pumping Station. The purpose of the hearing will be to provide the public with the opportunity to provide comments on the project. A preliminary draft of the project engineering report may be viewed at City Hall by interested parties. 11-6-WED-2-MH; LG 148

REQUEST FOR BIDS The Fayette County Commission will receive quotes until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013 for aerial photography recapture of the entire county of Fayette County, West Virginia as per specifications stated below: Single pass, orthogonal (straight down) imagery and overlapping oblique imagery from each of the four cardinal directions with a software package that allows viewing the oblique imagery Must be deployable via desktop as well as a demonstrated live web-based solution Must allow for accurate measurement of object and structure heights Functional integration with ESRI ARC products 10 delivered Oblique imagery references in the State of West Virginia 2 day County Wide User training must be available Guarantee full delivery within 90 days of last day of flight Unlimited County/City government users allowed Proven track record of delivering disaster imagery Integration with existing 911 systems Ability to share im-

■ West Virginians for Life — The Fayette County Chapter of West Virginians for Life meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Mount Hope United Methodist Church. For more, visit the chapter’s Web site at

Hill, Piggly Wiggly in Hico, USave Convenient Mart in Lookout, The Montgomery Herald office in Montgomery, and Gauley Home Furnishings in Gauley Bridge. Dropoffs also are accepted at all branches of Fayette County National Bank.

■ Cancer Support Group — The Fayette County Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays, following which the group will meet on the second Monday) at 6 p.m. at the Oak Hill Christian Church, Summerlee Road, Oak Hill. The church is located next to the Oak Hill Animal Hospital. For more information, contact President Ann Perry at 465-1224.

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Announcements ■ Coat and Jacket Drive — The Sharon Church of God, Cabin Creek Road, Dry Branch, will hold a coat and jacket drive Nov. 1 through Nov. 22. All donations of new or gently used coats or jackets of all sizes will be greatly appreciated. For more information, call Pansey at 304595-8810. ■ Warm Hands from Warm Hearts — Help keep our kids’ hands warm this winter. Please donate new gloves and hats for the elementary students in our county. There are 10 elementary schools in Fayette County. The goal is to supply each elementary school with 50 pairs of gloves, along with 50 winter hats for needy children at each school. Of the 50 pair, each school will receive 25 sets for girls and 25 sets for boys. For more information, please feel free to call 304222-0629. Drop off dates will be through Nov. 15 at Ben Franklin in Fayetteville, New River Sportswear in Oak Hill, King Coal Chevrolet in Oak


agery with bordering counties for disaster mitigation All questions should be addressed to Tyler Bragg, GIS Specialist in the Fayette County Assessor's office at (304) 574-4353 The Fayette County Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids in whole or in part and to waive any informality therein. Sealed bids should be mailed to Fayette County Commission, P.O. Box 307, Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840 and will be read aloud at a regularly scheduled County Commission Meeting on November 8, 2013. 10-30-WED-2-MH; LG 151

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the following estates is pending in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Fayette County, West Virginia, address of which is 100 Court Street, Fayetteville, West Virginia, 25840. The names and addresses of the personal representative, the personal representative's attorney and fiduciary commissioner, if any, are set forth below: DECEASED: WALTER LEE PARKER 08302013-191 Fiduciary: Rusell E. Parker 19 Parker Hollow Victor, WV 25938 DECEASED: BETTY MAE LINKOUS 10022013-201 Fiduciary: Sheldon G. Linkous 310 Surprise Valley Rd. Beckley, WV 25801 DECEASED: VIRGINIA L. BLANKENSHIP 03192013 Fiduciary: James Cloyd Blankenship, III POB 326 Fayetteville, WV 25840 Fid. Comm.: Philip J. Tissue 303 Jones Ave. Oak Hill, WV 25901 DECEASED: GREGORY GILES KEES - 05312013-43 Fiduciary: Della Johnson 310 Mountain View Estates Oak Hill, WV 25901 DECEASED: GARY L. BOLEY - 06102013-56 Fiduciary: Chandos Boley 284 Opossum Creek Rd. Victor, WV 25938



■ Coin Show — The Charleston Coin Club’s annual coin show will be held Nov. 2-3 at the Charleston Civic Center, Charleston. The show will be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission fee. Dealers from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky will be in attendance to buy, sell and trade coins, paper money, gold jewelry and coal mine scrip and West Virginia tokens. The Charleston Coin Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Kanawha City Community Center. The meetings start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the meetings. For more information about the upcoming coin show or club meetings, you can call 304-727-4062, or visit the website at for information about all the coin clubs that meet in the Kanawha Valley. ■ Scrip Show — The National Scrip Collectors Association, Inc., will host its annual Fall Coal Mine Scrip Show Nov. 2 at the Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The show is free to the public. The National Scrip Collectors Association, Inc. was organized on Oct. 21, 1972, for the purpose of promoting the collection of coal company store scrip and related tokens, and to encourage the study and re-



DECEASED: LOUISE WILLIAMS 10112013-220 Fiduciary: Howard J. Jones POB 571 Fayetteville, WV 25840 Attorney: James C. Blankenship, III POB 326 Fayetteville, WV 25840 Fid. Comm.: Philip J. Tissue 303 Jones Ave. Oak Hill, WV 25901 DECEASED: LUCILE ELIZABETH SHEPHERD DUNCAN 10112013-219 Fiduciary: Rita Toler 1039 Burnside St. Oak Hill, WV 25901 Any interested person objecting to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative or the venue or jurisdiction of the court shall file notice of said objection on, or before JANUARY 23, 2014, or within thirty days of service upon them of this notice by the personal representative. IF AN OBJECTION IS NOT TIMELY FILED, THE OBJECTION IS FOREVER BARRED. Additionally, any claims against the estates must be filed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, Article Three-A of the West Virginia Code. Settlement of the estate of the preceding decedents, not previously referred, will proceed without reference to a fiduciary commissioner unless within ninety days from the first publication of this notice a reference is requested by a party in interest or an unpaid creditor files a claim and good cause is shown to support reference to a fiduciary commission-

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Fundraisers ■ Fall Bazaar — The Sharon Church of God, Cabin Creek Road, Dry Branch, will hold a fall bazaar Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be something for everyone. Rent a table for $10 each and sell your homemade crafts and goodies. There also will be a hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Kathy at 304-925-3903. ■ Sale — A community yard/craft and hot dog sale will be held at the Fayette County Starting Points Family Resource Center in the old Falls View School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Come to sell or shop. The entire gym and some of the parking lot will be full of vendor spaces. If you have thought about having a yard sale, organizers say this is a good opportunity. Rent a space and keep the profits. Prices are: indoor space — $10; outdoor space — $5; table rental — $2. You must register by Oct. 25. To register, contact Andrea Isaacs at 304-932-1042 or m.

■ Southern Gospel Concert — The “Keeping the Heritage” Southern gospel concert, blending the “old” and the “new” in convention-style singing, is planned for Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Memorial Baptist Church on Terry Av■ Fall Bazaar and Hot enue, Oak Hill. For more Dog Sale — The Sharon information, call 304-658- Church of God on Cabin 5829. Creek Road, Dry Branch, will hold a fall bazaar and hot dog sale on Saturday, Nov. 2. Sell your home■ Harvest Festival — The made crafts and goodies; Swiss Missionary Baptist tables will be available for Church will host its annual $10 each. For more inforHarvest Festival on Satur- mation, please call Kathy day, Nov. 2 beginning at 4 at 304-925-3903.




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■ Haunted School House — The Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) and the Oak Hill High School Baseball Boosters have teamed up to bring the community the most frightful and delightful evening this witching season. Rumors have it that the Historic Oak Hill School is actually haunted; you are invited to be the judge. The facility is located at 140 School Street, Oak Hill. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. on weekdays and close at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The haunted school will be open Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday. Strobe lights, fog machines, black lights and actors will be in use. On Wednesday evenings, there will be a “No Scare Night” so that children under 8 years old may attend. The children will be able to walk through the haunted house without being scared by the actors. Admission for adults will be $10 each, children 12 and under will be $8 and Wednesday nights for No Scare will be $5 for children 8 years old and younger. The concession stand will open nightly at 6 p.m. for snacks before and after the event. For more information, visit the website at


Attorney: James C. er. Blankenship, III POB The date of the first 326 Fayetteville, WV publication of this notice is OCTOBER 24, 25840 2013. DECEASED: THELMA Kelvin E. Holliday, H. RATLIFF Clerk 10082013-209 Fiduciary: Robert Lee Fayette County Ratliff 308 South Loop Commission Dr. Oak Hill, WV 25901 Fayette County, Attorney: James C. West Virginia 11-6-WED-2-MH; LG 153 Blankenship, III POB 326 Fayetteville, WV ADOPTION 25840 DECEASED: LINDA MILLER STEWART 07152013-95 Fiduciary: Charles Stewart, Sr. 318 Woods Ave. Oak Hill, WV 25901

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Oak Hill, West Virginia, has adopted by ordinance on October 21, 2013, a tariff containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing sewer service to approximately 3,385 customers in the greater Oak Hill area in the County of Fayette, West Virginia. The proposed increased rates and charges will become in two steps, with the first step effective May 1, 2014, and the second step effective upon substantial completion of the City's 2013 sewer project unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission. The first step increase will produce approximately $177,833 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 10.1%. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows over current rates: ($) INCREASE INCREASE (%) Residential (3,510 Gallons) $ 3.78 11% Commercial (12,765 Gallons) $ 12.48 11% Industrial (18,125 Gallons) $ 17.52 11% Public Authority (24,415 Gallons) $ 23.43 11% The second step will produce approximately $301,091 annually in additional revenue over the Step 1 rates, an increase of 17.2%. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows compared to the Step 1 rates: ($) INCREASE INCREASE (%) Residential (3,510 Gallons) $ 6.42 17% Commercial (12,765 Gallons) $ 21.23 17% Industrial (18,125 Gallons) $ 29.80 17% Public Authority (24,415 Gallons) $ 39.87 17% Collectively, the two increases will produce approximately $478,924.00 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 27.3%. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows over current rates: ($) INCREASE INCREASE (%) Residential (3,510 Gallons) 10.20 29.6 Commercial (12,765 Gallons) 33.71 29.9 Industrial (18,125 Gallons) 47.32 29.9 Public Authority (24,415 Gallons) 63.30 30.0 The increases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated class. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. Furthermore, the requested rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change (increases or decreases) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. The Commission shall review and approve or modify the increased rates only upon the filing of a petition within thirty (30) days of the adoption of the ordinance changing said rates or charges, by: (1) Any customer aggrieved by the changed rates or charges who presents to the Commission a petition signed by not less than twenty-five percent of the customers served by such municipally operated public utility; or (2) Any customer who is served by a municipally operated public utility and who resides outside the corporate limits and who is affected by the change in said rates or charges and who presents to the Commission a petition alleging discrimination between customers within and without the municipal boundaries. Said petition shall be accompanied by evidence of discrimination; or (3) Any customer or group of customers who are affected by said change in rates who reside within the municipal boundaries and who present a petition to the Commission alleging discrimination between said customer or group of customers and other customers of the municipal utility. Said petition shall be accompanied by evidence of discrimination. All petitions should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, 201 Brooks Street, PO Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323. A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the utility to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at the following office of the utility. Oak Hill Sanitary Board 100 Kelly Avenue Oak Hill, West Virginia 24901

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Both tools used proved that our classrooms are meeting HANSFORD 1.5 story, 4 bedroom, 2 baths, or exceeding facility and classroom learning environment requirements. FAYETTE COUNTY CHILD DEVELOPMENT, INC. updated kitchen/appliances. Super condition. Ready to FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE move in. $169,900 FY ENDED: JULY 31, 2013 BOOMER 109 A St. - BACK ON Description: Amount MARKET REVENUES: 2 sty., 4 Bed Rm. 2 bath. 1,690,032 Many extras. Full basement. FEDERAL HEAD START PROGRAM FUNDING FEDERAL TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 26,208 Fenced Lot. $72,500 REDUCED $70,000 TOTAL HEAD START FUNDING 1,716,240 PRATT 620 Pratt Avenue 436,615 2 BR cozy cottage, lg. eat-in FEDERAL EARLY HEAD START FUNDING FEDERAL EARLY HEAD START TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 10,915 country kitchen, updated





full bath, super size yard with privacy. Move in ready! Mid $60s. REDUCED $55,000

Pratt Route 61

If you need space... 5 to 6 bedrooms with 2 baths, family room, parlor, updated kitchen and much more, then don’t miss seeing this listing. $179,000


New business location. Level Lot. All utilities. $33,000. Cannelton Road 2 Sty 2 Unit Apt. 2 Beds Affordable Low $30’s MORE LISTINGS AVAILABLE CALL OFFICE 4 DETAILS

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145,047 44,764 76,776 5,449 9,514




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12 ■ Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Montgomery Herald

Summersville Check Out Our Scary Halloween Staff On Thursday! We’ll Have Scary Deals!! We’re Burying The Competition!! “All New Cars”

Under Invoice Ford Taurus SEL



Ford Mustang V6


Ford Focus S



Ford Fiesta SE



Ford Fusion










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