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Azlynn Jessann Carpenter

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Azlynn Jessann Carpenter

Infant daughter of Samantha and Jonathan Carpenter of Mt. Zion, WV passed away suddenly at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg on January 22, 2013.

She is survived in addition to her parents by her half brother, Maverick Shane Carpenter; grandparents, Theodore ‘Ted’ Poulin, Ann Poulin and Donald Ray Carpenter; great grandmother, Susan Curtis (Phillip), great-great grandmother, Josephine LaRiviere; uncle, Jonathan Poulin as well as several additional aunts and uncles.

She is preceded in death by her aunt, Jessace Marie Stump.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville is in charge of arrangements.

Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Thursday 01.31.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Thursday, January 31, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County SchoolsOpen
Braxton County SchoolsOpen
Calhoun County SchoolsOpen
Doddridge County Schools2-Hour Delay
Lewis County SchoolsOpen
Ritchie County Schools2-Hour Delay
Barbour County Schools2-Hour Delay
Clay County SchoolsOpen
Harrison County SchoolsOpen
Nicholas County Schools2-Hour Delay
Roane County SchoolsOpen
Upshur County SchoolsClosed
Webster County SchoolsClosed
Wetzel County SchoolsOpen
Wirt County SchoolsOpen
Wood County SchoolsOpen

 

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Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center: T-Shirts for Sale

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Career Day at the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center - 02.12.13

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Opal Mae Valentine

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Opal Mae Valentine

Age 58, of Grantsville, WV, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

She was born February 22, 1954, in Ritchie County, WV to the late Tommy and Indabelle Smith Richards.

Opal worked as an airport security guard and a corrections officer. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt who will be missed by family and friends. She had a passion for butterflies, collecting many of them.

She is survived by her son, Mike Clark, his wife Annette and their children, Robert Joseph, Amanda Stanek, Joshua Joseph, Marcia Joseph, Michael and Nicole Joseph with Opal’s great grandson, Miles; son, Chris Clark, his wife Shawna and their children Justin, Haelee, Chris Jr., Gregory, Serena, Alyssa and Savannah; son, Roger ‘JR’ Valentine and his daughter Nadlia Jalee; sister, Pauline Headley; and brothers, Basil Richards and Larry Richards; two nieces, Laura Hammond and April Drake.

She is preceded in death, in addition to her parents by sisters, Fern Hammond, Lenore Richards, Barbara Carpenter and Jean Strickland.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013, 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville.

Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Macfarlan, WV.

Friends may call from 12:00-1:00 PM prior to the services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, cards and donations can be sent to Opal Mae Valentine, c/o Mike Clark, P O Box 54, Macfarlan, WV 26148.

Beatrice Crawford Shaffer

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Beatrice Crawford Shaffer

Age 90, formerly of Millstone, WV, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 while staying temporarily at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV.

She was born at Crummies Creek, Calhoun County, WV to John Thomas and Maggie Wood Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Ray Shaffer; her parents; and brothers, Earl, Alton, Berlin, Earnest, Forest ‘Pete’ and Chancey ‘Don’; sisters, Edra, Edith, Mamie and Tressie. She was the last surviving sibling in her family.

Surviving are her children, Margaret Rose Alvis (Roger) of Spencer, WV; Drexel ‘Dick’ Eugene Shaffer (Linda) of DeSoto, KS; and John William Shaffer (Lil) of Mount Zion, WV; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, residing in Texas, Kansas and West Virginia.

She was a homemaker and attended Sand Ridge United Methodist Church.

She dearly loved her Millstone community. She was cared for in her last years by her daughter, Mary and son-in-law Roger in Spencer, WV.

The family would like to express gratitude to Hospice Care and the Roane County Committee on Aging for the many months of wonderful care.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 01, 2013, 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with Pastor Tom Fletcher and Pastor Rick Swearingen officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sand Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Ruth Anne James

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Ruth Anne James

Age 70, of Salem, SC, formerly of Sand Fork, WV, passed peacefully in her sleep on January 24, 2013 at the home she shared with her sister Mary and Ernie Gum in Salem, SC since 2005.

Prior to that she was a resident of Sand Fork, WV for many years.

Born May 18, 1942, at Nicut, WV, the daughter of the late Paul G. Bishop and the late Gathel King Bishop.

She was a graduate of Sand Fork High School and Glenville State College.

She was a retired high school teacher with over 30 years of service in Gilmer and Braxton Counties.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening. She was active in local and state politics and had served as chair of the Gilmer County Republican Party.

She was member of the Foothills Community Church in Seneca, SC.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Travis) Cochran of Sand Fork, WV; grandson, William ‘Billy’ Cochran of Sand Fork, WV; sister Mary (Ernie) Gum of Salem, SC; brothers Arden (Viola) Bishop of Glenville, WV and David Bishop of Sand Fork, WV.

She is preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband, William B. James, and one sister, Ermal Harris.

Funeral services will be held Monday January 28, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

Burial will follow in the King Cemetery at Nicut.

Friends may call from 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Garland Ray Buck

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Garland Ray Buck

Better known as “Buck” to loved ones. He was welcomed into Heaven by many Angels waiting on him on January 23, 2013.

Garland was born June 11, 1928 in Calhoun County, WV, son of Orvin and Vanna Core Buck.

He retired September 1, 1982 from General Motors Fisher Body Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of the UAW local 969.

Survived by: loving wife of 38 years Pearl E. (Baker) Buck. Children: Deborah (Mel) Troyer, Orvin Eugene Buck, Mike (Pat) McGaughey; Step Children: Robert (Jamie) Gentzel, Royce (Linda) Gentzel, Mike (Chris) Brown, Paula (David Hay) Brown Martin; 16 Grandchildren; 31 Great Grandchildren and seven Great-Great Grandchildren. Sister-in-law: Virginia Ann Buck and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Orvin Buck and Vanna Core Buck Waldo, his twin sister Garnet May, and sister: Beatrice. Brothers: Kenneth and Orvin Glenn Buck. Also proceeded in death by Step-Daughter Rita Gentzel Mitchell.

Family will receive friends 2:00-5:00 PM Sunday in the Rader-McDonald Funeral Home, West Jefferson where funeral and military service will be held at 5:00 PM Sunday.

Interment of cremated remains will be at the convenience of the family.

Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Friday 01.25.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Friday, January 25, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County SchoolsOpen -  Dismissing at 12:30 PM
Braxton County SchoolsClosed
Calhoun County SchoolsClosed
Doddridge County Schools2-Hour Delay
Lewis County SchoolsOpen -  Dismissing at 1:00 PM
Ritchie County SchoolsClosed
Barbour County Schools2-Hour Delay
Clay County SchoolsClosed
Harrison County SchoolsOpen - Dismissing 2 Hours Early
Nicholas County SchoolsClosed
Roane County SchoolsOpen
Upshur County SchoolsOpen - Dismissing 2 Hours Early
Webster County SchoolsClosed
Wetzel County SchoolsClosed
Wirt County SchoolsClosed
Wood County SchoolsClosed

 

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Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Thursday 01.24.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Thursday, January 24, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County SchoolsClosed
Braxton County SchoolsClosed
Calhoun County SchoolsClosed
Doddridge County SchoolsClosed
Lewis County SchoolsClosed
Ritchie County SchoolsClosed
Barbour County SchoolsClosed
Clay County SchoolsClosed
Harrison County SchoolsClosed
Nicholas County SchoolsClosed
Roane County SchoolsClosed
Upshur County SchoolsClosed
Webster County SchoolsClosed
Wetzel County SchoolsClosed
Wirt County SchoolsClosed
Wood County SchoolsClosed

 

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GCHS Jr. Varsity Boys Basketball Results - 01.22.13

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gilmer “B” vs. Calhoun

Gilmer - 52
Calhoun – 4

Scorers:

•  Hunter Self 15

•  Dalton Law 10

•  Gunnar Haley 7

•  Jared Pritt 6

•  Jesse Marks 4

•  Jacob Persinger 4

•  Noah Reinhardt 2

•  Tyler Frashure 2

Devin Paxson 2


Current Record:  12 – 3

Gilmer “A” vs. Calhoun


Gilmer - 46
Calhoun – 12


Scorers:

•  Cole Haley 10

•  Chandler Ferguson 9

•  Noah Aviles 8

•  Lukas Sirbaugh 8

•  Trey Shuff 6

•  Bryce Roberts 3

•  Jacob Persinger 2


Current Record:  14 – 1

Next Game:

Both teams are participating in the LKC Tournament at Wirt.

Both Gilmer teams earned the one seed and their first round games will be this Saturday January 26, 2013 at Wirt County Middle School.

Gilmer “B” will play the winner of Pleasants and Wirt at 10:00 AM.

Gilmer “A” will play the winner of Tyler Consolidated and Wirt at 11:30 AM.

Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Accepting Enrollment: Adult Basic Education Program

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Earn Your GED and get a head start in a better career! Contact us today to enroll!

(The Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, handicapping condition, marital status, or national origin in the administration of any educational programs or activities.)

Our classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We look forward to meeting with you!

Interested parties should contact the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center at 304.354.6151 or visit us at 5260 E. Little Kanawha Hwy Grantsville, WV 26147.

Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Wednesday 01.23.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County Schools2-Hour Delay
Braxton County Schools2-Hour Delay
Calhoun County Schools2-Hour Delay
Doddridge County Schools2-Hour Delay
Lewis County Schools2-Hour Delay
Ritchie County Schools2-Hour Delay
Barbour County Schools2-Hour Delay
Clay County Schools2-Hour Delay
Harrison County Schools2-Hour Delay
Nicholas County Schools2-Hour Delay
Roane County Schools2-Hour Delay
Upshur County Schools2-Hour Delay
Webster County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wetzel County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wirt County SchoolsOpen
Wood County Schools2-Hour Delay

 

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County-By-County Unemployment Rates Tell the Story – December 2012

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West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.5% in December 2012.

Unemployment rates increased in 53 counties.

Two counties, Brooke and Pocahontas, reported declining unemployment rates in December.

Counties with unemployment rates at 11% and over included Clay (14.9%), Webster (13.7%), Calhoun (12.3%), Roane (11.7%), Wetzel (11.5%), Wyoming (11.3%), and Grant (11.1%).

Counties with unemployment rates less than 6% included Putnam (5.9%), Jefferson (4.8%) and Monongalia (4.8%).

County Total Unemployed   Unemployment Rate
DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11 DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11
Braxton 570 520 570 10.3% 9.4% 10.3%
Calhoun 370 290 360 12.3% 9.8% 12.5%
Doddridge 230 210 250 7.1% 6.4% 7.7%
Gilmer 240 220 230 7.3% 6.8% 6.8%
Lewis 530 460 500 6.6% 5.7% 6.1%
Ritchie 320 270 330 7.4% 6.3% 7.6%
WV 58,800 53,100 59,200 7.4% 6.7% 7.4%

 

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County Total Nonfarm on Payroll   Goods Producing Employees   Service Providing Employees
DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11 DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11 DEC-12 NOV-12 DEC-11
Braxton 4,100 4,090 4,170 490 490 440 3,610 3,600 3,730
Calhoun 1,740 1,750 1,680 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Doddridge 1,320 1,310 1,300 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Gilmer 2,560 2,540 2,670 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Lewis 7,440 7,520 7,610 1,990 2,000 1,930 5,450 5,520 5,690
Ritchie 3,450 3,470 3,560 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......

 

Career Day at the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center - 02.12.13

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G-OB™: WVU Extension Area Positions – 01.22.13

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G-OB™:CALHOUN-GILMER CAREER CENTER - Classroom Teacher Natural Resources Management - 02.28.13

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Title:
Classroom Teacher Natural Resources Management

Grade Level:
High School

Description
The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching skill sets associated with agriculture and natural resources management. Skills set will include management practices in areas of soil, water, forest, wildlife and land as well as skill sets in the areas of basic agricultural production, agricultural mechanics, surveying, GIS/GPS and environmental regulations. The successful applicant must possess the ability to communicate with the school community, teach program specific theory, and design and facilitate appropriate lab applications.  The successful applicant must possess the ability to continually develop their program by consulting with natural resource management business and industry including the oil and gas industry. The instructor must have the ability to develop relationships with industry, to secure industry related resources, and to organize / participate with an industry specific advisory council. The successful applicant must be willing to grow professionally as an instructor and continue to develop technical skills related to agriculture and natural resources management. The successful applicant must be willing to serve as the FFA advisor at the school.  
 
 
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
 
FOR THE POSITION OF:  TEACHER 
 
REPORTS TO: Director 
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 
I. The teacher shall implement the program of study. The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
 
    A. Bases instruction on adopted curricula for the school. 
    B. Demonstrates accurate and current knowledge in the subject field. 
    C. Develops appropriate lesson to teach instructional objectives. 
    D. Employs a variety of instructional strategies t augment achievement. 
    E. Utilizes content scope and sequence in planning. 
 
II. The teacher shall foster a classroom climate conducive to learning. The performance criteria for this area shall include: 
 
    A. Follows established school discipline procedures which include West Virginia Board of Education Policy 4373 - Student Code of Conduct. 
    B. Establishes procedures and rules that enhance learning. 
    C. Encourages students’ attendance. 
    D. Sets high expectations for student performance. 
    E. Encourages and acknowledges individual student accomplishments and appropriate behavior. 
    F. Treats students in a fair and equitable manner. 
    G. Accommodates individual learning differences. 
    H. Creates and maintains an environment that supports learning. 
    I. Communicates with parents. 
 
III. The teacher shall organize teaching strategies to maximize allocated instructional time to increase student learning. The performance criteria for this area includes: 
 
    A. Prepares and implements lesson plans. 
    B. Begins lesson or instructional activity with a review of previous material as appropriate. 
    C. Has materials, supplies and equipment ready at the start of the lesson or instructional activity. 
    D. Introduces the instructional activity and specifies instructional objectives. 
    E. Directs and adequately supervises students to be on task quickly at the beginning of each instructional activity. 
    F. Presents reading, writing, speaking, and listening strategies using concepts and language which students understand. 
    G. Provides relevant examples and demonstrations to illustrate concepts and skills. 
    H. Assigns developmentally appropriate tasks. 
    I. Provides instructional pacing that ensures student understanding. 
    J. Maximizes student time-on-task. 
    K. Makes effective transitions between instructional activities. 
    L. Summarizes the main point(s) of the instructional activity. 
    M. Encourages students to express ideas clearly and accurately. 
    N. Incorporates higher level thinking skills. 
    O. Assists students to develop productive work habits and study skills, enabling communication with parents as needed. 
    P. Provides remediation activities for students. 
    Q. Designs, delivers, and assesses student learning activities addressing the state adopted instructional goals and objectives. 
    R. Integrates a variety of technology applications and learning tools that augment student achievement. 
 
IV. The teacher shall monitor student progress towards mastery of instructional goals and objectives. The performance criteria for this area includes: 
 
    A. Gathers, stores and monitors data related to student learning for use in assessing progress toward achieving the instructional objectives. 
    B. Follows grading policies and regulations. 
    C. Maintains accurate and complete student records.  
    D. Monitors and evaluates student progress. 
    E. Provides feedback on student work. 
    F. Monitors student attendance. 
 
V. The teacher shall communicate with students, parents, educational personnel, and others, utilizing standard grammar, listening skills and clarity in the presentation of ideas. The performance standards in this area includes: 
 
    A. Communicates student progress according to established procedures and policies. 
    B. Communicates regularly and effectively with students, co-workers, parents/guardians, and community, exhibiting appropriate interactive skills. 
    C. Follows confidentiality procedures regarding students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members. 
    D. Speaks and writes standard English clearly, correctly, and distinctly. 
    E. Determines and utilizes appropriate community resources. 
 
VI. The teacher shall demonstrate behavior that reflects established professional responsibilities (i.e. attendance, punctuality, and verbal/nonverbal communication). The criteria for this area includes: 
 
    A. Adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations. 
    B. Interacts appropriately with students, other educational personnel, and parents. 
    C. Participates in activities which foster professional growth. 
    D. Is punctual with reports, grades, records, and in reporting work. 
    E. Performs assigned duties. 
    F. Strives to meet county/school goals. 
    G. Commands respect by example in appearance, manners, behavior and language. 
 
VII. The teacher shall demonstrate competency and knowledge in the implementation of the technology standards identified by West Virginia Board of Education policies. 
 
    A. Demonstrates a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. 
    B. Plans and designs effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. 
    C. Implements curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. 
    D. Applies technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. 
    E. Use technology to enhance productivity and professional practice. 
    F. Understands the social, ethical legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PreK-12 schools and applies that understanding in practice. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
 
1. Work with area colleges, the administration, and faculty to enhance the seamless curriculum initiatives.  (Articulation Agreements) 
2. Help coordinate work-based activities in public schools and/or local businesses. 
3. Utilize effective behavior management systems in the classroom that focus on student learning and time on-task. 
4. Establish a network of resources for program completers. 
5. Participate in recruitment activities for the Natural Resources Management programs. 
6. Other duties as assigned by the Director. 
7. Have up-to-date technology knowledge and experience. 
8. Coordinate FFA. 
9. Initiate student recruitment activities at both high schools. 

Job Location or School Name:
Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center

City:
Grantsville, WV

County:
Gilmer

Qualifications:
The applicant must have a valid WV Teaching Certification endorsed in Vocational Agriculture 9-12 or Agriculture Education 9-12 or eligible for certification 
 
OR  
 
The applicant must have or be willing to obtain a West Virginia vocational teaching permit or certification in forestry. In accordance with guidelines established by WVDE; the applicant must pass both the written and performance content specialization examination (NOCTI) by 
March 1 of the first year of employment, the applicant must take and pass the Basic Skill Achievement Test before beginning employment, and must agree to complete the teacher education program at WVU Institute of Technology within three years from the date of employment. 
 
Applicants without a college degree must hold a high school diploma or GED and have four (4) years of 8,000 clock hours of satisfactory and reasonably continuous work experience forestry.  Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from an approved college or university in an area related to the specialization must have two (2) years or 4,000 clock hours of satisfactory and reasonably continuous work experience in forestry. Each full year of training related to specialization area may count for one-half year toward the four years of required work experience. 
 
Experience in teaching Natural Resources and Forestry classes preferred. Experience with leadership development through the National FFA Organization preferred. Understanding of applied science principals in many facets of the agriculture, food and natural resources industry preferred.  Industry experience in natural resources management and forest management preferred. 

Salary:
Per State Adopted Salary Schedule

Closing Date:
2013.02.28

Comments:

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPL AND RESUME: 02.28.13 4:00 PM.

APPLY TO:
Bryan P. Sterns, Director, Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center, 5260 E Little Kanawha Hwy, Grantsville, WV 26147 
Telephone:  304.354.6151 
Fax:  304.354.6154 
“bsterns@access.k12.wv.us”  

Apply to:
Ronald Blankenship, Superintendent 
Gilmer County Schools 
201 N. Court Street 
Glenville, WV 26351 
 
Fax: 304.462.5103

County Contact Email:

Closings & Delays Due to Weather - Tuesday 01.22.13

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Status of Area Closings and Delays on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Glenville State CollegeOpen
Gilmer County CourthouseOpen
Gilmer County Senior CenterOpen
Gilmer County Schools2-Hour Delay
Braxton County Schools2-Hour Delay
Calhoun County Schools2-Hour Delay
Doddridge County Schools2-Hour Delay
Lewis County Schools2-Hour Delay
Ritchie County Schools2-Hour Delay
Barbour County Schools2-Hour Delay
Clay County SchoolsOpen
Harrison County Schools2-Hour Delay
Nicholas County Schools2-Hour Delay
Roane County Schools2-Hour Delay
Upshur County Schools2-Hour Delay
Webster County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wetzel County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wirt County Schools2-Hour Delay
Wood County Schools2-Hour Delay

 

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G-otcha™: Calhoun County Man Behind Bars for Daytime Burglary

Imprisonment Status:  Pre-Trial Felon
Full Name: Jones,  Eric  Ray
Height: 5’  7”
Weight: 172 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.26.1992
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 01.18.2013
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Pre-Trial Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
13F-6  CALHOUN COUNTY - Bail Amount: $8,000.00
Daytime Burglary

Murl Duane Radabaugh

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Murl Duane Radabaugh

Age 79, of Grantsville WV, died January 18, 2013 after a long illness.

He was born September 22, 1933 the son of the late Benjamin and Ethel Freshour Radabaugh.

Duane spent 20 years in the U.S. Army and retired March 1975. He then retired from Calhoun General Hospital in 1992.

He was a member of the Eureka Lodge #40 of Grantsville and the ISIS Shrines Mini Wheels of Junction City, Kansas.

He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

He was also an avid fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Patricia Kight Radabaugh; daughter Marcia Swisher; son Michael (Brenda) Radabaugh; granddaughters Amber (Chris) Long and Tiffany Swisher (David Horn), great-grandchildren Mikaela and Byron Long and Landon Summers; a brother Dale (Marion) Radabaugh, and a sister Freda (Von) Yoak.

He is preceded in death by sister Maxine Bush and brother Thurman Radabaugh.

Viewing will be held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church from 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday January 20, 2013.

Services will be held at PHUMC on Monday January 21 at 2:00 with viewing an hour before services.

Cub Scouts Hosting Derby

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The Allohak Council, Boy Scouts of America, announces the 41st Annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby-The Allohak Council Championships, to be held February 02, 2013 at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna.

Beginning at 10 AM Cub Scouts from all over the Allohak Council will compete, racing handcrafted cars of their own design and craftsmanship. This annual event will have over 500 youth racing on five tracks setup around the Mall. Participants will come from across the Allohak Council to participate in the Council Championships.

Pinewood Derby packets, including racing rules and a registration form, were posted on the Allohak Council website, http://www.allohak.org, in November 2012. The deadline for pack race registration is January 23 at 5 PM and is strictly enforced. On January 25, the race schedule will be emailed to cubmasters and posted on the council website along with pack muster locations. The store front location in the Grand Central Mall is TBD.

The Pinewood Derby racing requires participants to learn the crafts necessary to make the individuals cars, the PWD rules that must be followed in the car making, the racing process and, most importantly sportsmanship. This has to do with how the scout acts and behaves while participating in the Derby. This event is not just about winning, but also how to be a good winner and loser and, more importantly, about having fun.

The purpose of the Pinewood Derby is to help the Cub Scout build a team relationship with their parent or helper, experience the sense of accomplishment, learn new skills, the excitement of competition, learn “win/lose good sportsmanship,“ and to have fun. The model cars are made of wood to specified dimensions, and created, carved, assembled, and decorated by Cub Scouts under the guidance of the parents or helpers.

The Allohak Council Pinewood Derby Committee sets simple rules for the Derby and each scout receives a set of these rules with their racing kit. All scouts are required to build a new car each year. Cubmasters review these guidelines with their packs before the Derby. All scouts are reminded that they must follow these guidelines to participate in the Pinewood Derby. Race day the cars will be weighed, measured and inspected to confirm that the race rules have been followed. Cubmasters are reminded that the registration deadline is January 23 and only the official registration form will be accepted.

At Noon at the Derby at Center Court area track, the Scouts will be hosting the Mayors and area Dignitaries/Celebrities Race, in which all council mayors and area dignitaries/celebrities are welcome to compete. Registration is at 11:45 AM. Officials hope to see lots of area mayors, area dignitaries and area store mascots The Burger King, the Chik-fil-a Cow, Smokey the Bear and many more.

The Vienna Police Department will be at the mall to give out “speeding tickets” to some of the racers.

The 10 semifinalist trophies and cars from the 2012 race have been on display at the Council office since early December per the 2012 race rules.

“The idea for the race is to give the boys an opportunity to experience good friendly competition and track good sportsmanship. Boys will come away from here with a sense of satisfaction that ‘I may not have won, but I had a good time participating’,“ said Kathy Anderson Wise, Pinewood Derby chairperson.

While the first local Pinewood Derby was held in 1972, the Pinewood Derby has been an annual event at the Grand Central Mall since 1974. Kathy Anderson Wise, PWD Coordinator, credits the mall and the mall merchants and other area merchants for their cooperation and support as several hundred scouts and their family members spend the day at the facilities.

Officials would like to thank the more than 100 scouting volunteers who work on race day to help the race go smoothly and efficiently, and the many area merchants who donate goods and services towards this event.

The Pinewood Derby kicks off Scout Anniversary Week as scouts from the area and across the state celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s 103rd anniversary. Scouting continues to be a strong force in instilling values in the youth of America as one of the nation’s largest youth organizations with a membership of over 4 million youth. The Allohak Council has about 3,685 youth participating in Scouting on an annual basis with over 1,755 adult volunteers.


The Allohak Council serves 17 counties in West Virginia and Ohio as follows:

Highland District: Serving the counties of Barbour, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur in West Virginia.

Stonewall Jackson District: Serving the counties of Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison and Lewis in West Virginia.

Little Kanawha District: Serving the counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Roane and Wirt in West Virginia.

Blennerhassett District: Serving the counties of Ritchie and Wood in West Virginia and Washington County in Ohio.

Washington District: Serving the counties of Pleasants and Wood in West Virginia and Washington County in Ohio.

Hock Hocking District: Serving the county of Athens in Ohio.


The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

G-otcha™: Calhoun Woman Face Grand Larceny Charges

Imprisonment Status:  Pre-Trial Felon
Full Name: Booher,  Latetia  Tae
Height: 5’  5”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.27.1991
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 01.17.2013
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Imprisonment Status: Pre-Trial Felon

Offender Court Order Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location
12M-645\ 12F-154 ROANE COUNTY - Bail Amount: $0.00
Facing grand larceny charges.
Also charged with driving while suspended.

Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center: Time to Sign Up for Classes

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Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Accepting Enrollment: Adult Basic Education Program

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Earn Your GED and get a head start in a better career! Contact us today to enroll!

(The Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, handicapping condition, marital status, or national origin in the administration of any educational programs or activities.)

Our classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We look forward to meeting with you!

Interested parties should contact the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center at 304.354.6151 or visit us at 5260 E. Little Kanawha Hwy Grantsville, WV 26147.

Leah Kathryn “Katie” Busch Slider

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Leah Kathryn “Katie” Busch Slider

Age 77, of Parkersburg WV, passed away January 11, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born October 18, 1935, in Big Bend, WV, a daughter to the late R.M. and Theresa Busch.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School, and went on to graduate from Mountain State Secretarial College. Over the years, she worked as a secretary for many places and then retired from FMC after many years of service. She was a member of the South Parkersburg CEOS and the Red Hat Society.

She loved her church and church family at Fairlawn Baptist Church.

She enjoyed shopping and taking trips to the beach.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Don Busch.

She is survived by her husband, Carroll Slider; brother, Glenn Busch (Barbara) of Lubeck; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Norma Cottrell of Belpre; nieces and nephews, Shawn and Tara Busch of Parkersburg, Gregg and Mary Beth Busch of Mansfield, Ohio, Kevin and Jill Busch of Ohio and Serena and Carl Jones of Parkersburg; great-nieces and nephews, Michaelyn Busch, Mace Busch, Kevin Busch, Jeremy Busch, Nicholas Busch, Emily Busch and Stephen Maher; and special friend, Frances Baltzegar of Greenwood, SC.

Service was 11:00 AM Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Greg Varndell officiating and Virgil Beall assisting.

Burial followed in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation was 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

West Virginia Hunters Harvest 131,444 Deer in 2012

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Preliminary counts of game checking tags indicate West Virginia hunters harvested a total of 131,444 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks-only, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons.

This year’s total harvest was three% below the 2011 deer harvest of 135,696.

A total of 56,658 bucks, 45,169 antlerless season deer, 24,571 bow-killed deer and 5,046 muzzleloader season deer were taken during the 2012 season.


Antlerless Deer Season

The 2012 antlerless deer season, which includes the youth/Class Q/Class XS deer season, was 12% above 2011 and one and one-half% below the five-year average of 45,845.

“It is important to note that the antlerless harvest is the key component to any deer management strategy, as it controls the future deer population,” said Jezioro. “Many counties had liberalized antlerless hunting seasons in 2012, including 10 counties that required hunters to harvest an antlerless deer before harvesting a second buck with a gun or bow, and a new October antlerless firearms season in all open counties.  These modifications to the antlerless season structure led to an increase in the harvest and will ensure that deer populations do not exceed management objectives.”

The top 10 counties are: Preston (2,343), Mason (2,026), Jackson (1,759), Wood (1,608), Lewis (1,575), Upshur (1,569), Harrison (1,511), Ritchie (1,391), Monongalia (1,340) and Randolph (1,325).


Muzzleloader Deer Season

The 2012 muzzleloader harvest of 5,046 was 36% less than the 2011 harvest of 7,873 and was 37% below the five-year average of 7,969.  “A change in season dates and an above-average acorn crop contributed to the decline in the muzzleloader harvest,” Jezioro said.

The top 10 counties are: Preston (237), Randolph (230), Nicholas (219), Braxton (216), Webster (203), Jackson (173), Fayette (170), Upshur (160), Lewis (157) and Mason (147).


Archery Deer Season

The bow hunters take of 24,571 deer was 10% below the 2011 harvest of 27,404, 10% below the five-year average harvest of 27,339. Archery harvests are directly correlated to hard mast crops, and the above average acorn crop was the primary factor for the lower harvest in 2012.

The top 10 counties are: Preston (1,089), Kanawha (863), Raleigh (796), Randolph (791), Monongalia (769), Wyoming (765), Logan (739), Greenbrier (727), Fayette (707) and Nicholas (693).

 

West Virginia Hunters Harvest 131,444 Deer in 2012

 

2012 WEST VIRGINIA DEER HARVEST

County

Buck Gun

Antlerless

Muzzleloader

Archery

Total

Barbour

1185

882

136

368

2571

Brooke

407

592

48

310

1357

Hancock

325

488

69

434

1316

Harrison

1383

1511

139

636

3669

Marion

1094

1132

84

472

2782

Marshall

1302

1315

109

377

3103

Monongalia

1302

1340

103

769

3514

Ohio

453

480

40

303

1276

Preston

2132

2343

237

1089

5801

Taylor

682

754

64

281

1781

Tucker

639

456

83

294

1472

Wetzel

1500

1152

135

287

3074

District I Subtotal

12,404

12,445

1,247

5,620

31,716

Berkeley

690

655

57

386

1788

Grant

1312

701

69

299

2381

Hampshire

1583

1117

72

228

3000

Hardy

1447

1077

77

193

2794

Jefferson

530

458

41

302

1331

Mineral

1190

1016

96

275

2577

Morgan

604

479

40

138

1261

Pendleton

1401

728

66

245

2440

District II Subtotal

8,757

6,231

518

2,066

17,572

Braxton

1405

1267

216

399

3287

Clay

557

147

36

226

966

Lewis

1368

1575

157

367

3467

Nicholas

1219

594

219

693

2725

Pocahontas

1157

357

65

315

1894

Randolph

1794

1325

230

791

4140

Upshur

1285

1569

160

461

3475

Webster

819

503

203

510

2035

District III Subtotal

9,604

7,337

1,286

3,762

21,989

Fayette

1005

419

170

707

2301

Greenbrier

1925

834

93

727

3579

McDowell

0

0

0

560

560

Mercer

693

71

27

578

1369

Monroe

1563

961

119

499

3142

Raleigh

748

130

14

796

1688

Summers

1086

1169

112

519

2886

Wyoming

0

0

0

765

765

District IV Subtotal

7,020

3,584

535

5,151

16,290

Boone

903

89

23

421

1436

Cabell

752

423

60

386

1621

Kanawha

1177

632

68

863

2740

Lincoln

1327

666

75

546

2614

Logan

0

0

0

739

739

Mason

1697

2026

147

641

4511

Mingo

0

0

0

364

364

Putnam

1187

1121

109

507

2924

Wayne

1055

373

70

376

1874

District V Subtotal

8,098

5,330

552

4,843

18,823

Calhoun

772

764

62

205

1803

Doddridge

855

723

55

199

1832

Gilmer

922

634

89

207

1852

Jackson

1678

1759

173

583

4193

Pleasants

383

342

30

91

846

Ritchie

1528

1391

87

305

3311

Roane

1436

1141

101

364

3042

Tyler

928

928

95

230

2181

Wirt

871

952

95

277

2195

Wood

1402

1608

121

668

3799

District VI Subtotal

10,775

10,242

908

3,129

25,054

State Total

56,658

45,169

5,046

24,571

131,444

Nellie Roach Herning

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Nellie Roach Herning

Age 87, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away January 13, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born April 08, 1925, in Orma, W.V, a daughter to the late Jessie and Amanda Keith.

She was a lifetime member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, owned and operated the Clover Leaf Restaurant, worked with her husband Jay at DeVry Institute of Technology, and volunteered at Camden Clark Medical Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd L. Roach Sr.; husband, Jay E. Herning; brother, Ray Keith; and sisters, Edith O’Donald and Nora Brookover.

She is survived by her son, Lloyd L. “Larry” Roach Jr. (Portia) of Washington; daughter, Joyce A. Sinnett (Mike) of Parkersburg; step-brother, Harry Newell; grandchildren, Kimberly Rutledge and David Roach; along with seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:00 PM Friday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Lloyd Keith and Tom McDowell officiating.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen North Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Orville A. ‘Woosie’ Waggoner

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Orville A. ‘Woosie’ Waggoner

Age 65, of Arnoldsburg, WV, passed away January 09, 2013 at his home on Henry’s Fork.

Born in Wood County, he was a son of the late Orval and Lota Nichols Waggoner.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Susanne Brown Waggoner and three daughters; Lola Hicks (Timothy) of Arnoldsburg, Susanne Leavitt (Shawn) of Grantsville, WV and Amy Miller (Scott) of Ripley. One brother, Donald Waggoner (Dianna) of Parkersburg as well as 9 grandchildren, 2 nephews and 1 niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Orville Jason Waggoner.

There will be memorial services held at a later date.

Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg is in charge of arrangements.

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