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VVV: Food Give Away – Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Visions, Vessels, and Victory, Inc. will be giving out food on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 PM.

Do not arrive early.

We will not be ready until 3:00 PM.

Please, do not block driveways, roadways, or parking lots.  Again this is open to Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie and Doddridge Counties.

Also, VVV will have a food give out on Monday, July 08, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 PM.

There will NOT be a food give out in August 2013.

Deana J. Burke
Executive Director

David Smith

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David Smith

Age 80, of Macksburg, Ohio, died Thursday (June 13, 2013) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born November 27, 1932, in Grantsville, WV, son of the late Hill and Clair Gainer Smith.

He was a United States Army veteran, having served from 1951 to 1953, and he was employed as a truck driver.

Mr. Smith attended the Macksburg United Methodist Church, and he enjoyed going to flea markets and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Herman Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Louella (Peg) Travis Smith, whom he married May 15, 1954; one daughter, Janet Evans; one son, Mark (Karen) Smith; three sisters, Helen Stack, Joan (Don) Cunningham, and Phyllis Mincks; one brother, Gerald Smith; his grandchildren, Angela (Jason) Wriston, David Evans, Jeff (Lyric) Smith, and Kristy (Brian) Weaver; his great-grandchildren, Randy (Crystal) Evans and Kaleene Jett; one step-grandson, Cody Wriston; his great-great-grandchildren, Chandler Evans, and Zoey and Logan Evans; one nephew he visited daily, Jerry Stack; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends called Sunday, June 16, 2013, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Mcvay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East St., Caldwell, where the funeral will be observed Monday (June 17) at 11:00 AM with Ken Perkins officiating.

Burial will follow at Lund Cemetery in Macksburg, Ohio.

Judy Kathleen Park

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Judy Kathleen Park

Age 98, passed away peacefully in her home in Big Bend, WV (Calhoun County) on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

One of 11 children, she was born to Walter and Luella Carpenter Carper on September 09, 1914 in Kester, West Virginia.

Judy and her family moved to Akron, Ohio in 1949 and lived there for many years. She then retired and moved back to Sand Ridge, WV in 1977.

She loved her kids and grandkids and also loved wildlife, especially birds.

Judy is lovingly survived by her daughters, Barbara Johnson of Sand Ridge, Sue Richards of Big Bend, and Darlene Hayes of Ravenna, Ohio; a son, Roy Roberts of Kingman, Arizona; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer J. Roberts of Sand Ridge; her second husband, Charles Park of Elizabeth, West Virginia; and two sons, Bobbie Roberts of Akron, Ohio and James Roberts of Kingman. Judy, who was the youngest of 11 children, was also preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Her family wishes to thank all of the home health care workers and the nurses at Minnie Hamilton Hospital who took great care of her.

Service will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, West Virginia.

Burial will follow in the Sand Ridge Cemetery.

Visiting is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Area County Organizations Among Grant Recipients

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Our Community’s Foundation - The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the Regional Affiliate Foundations of Doddridge, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason Counties and the Little Kanawha Area - announced its grant awards for spring 2013 during a meeting Monday at the foundation office in Parkersburg.

Marian Clowes, program and development officer for the foundation, said a total of $169,014 was granted through the Spring Community Action Grants program.

The funds went to help organizations within the foundation’s 11-county service region of Wood, Wirt, Ritchie, Doddridge, Mason, Calhoun, Gilmer, Roane, Pleasants and Jackson counties in West Virginia, and Washington County in Ohio.

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) awarded grants totaling $161,264 to 36 different organizations.

Grants awarded through the PACF Community Action Grant program are provided through various unrestricted, field of interest and donor advised funds at the foundation, Clowes said.


The PACF approved the following grants for spring 2013:

•  Actors Guild of Parkersburg: $4,000 to assist with a fundraising campaign and for travel to regional/national competitions.

•  Allohak Council, Boy Scouts of America: $7,000 to build latrines at Camp Katooga.

•  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens County: $2,000 to provide low-income and at-risk children in Washington County with trained and committed adult mentors.

•  Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority: $2,132 to assist in the construction of a concrete ramp to expand the recycling program.

•  CASA of the Fifth Judicial Circuit: $5,500 for operating support.

•  Christian Youth in Action: $4,000 to paint homes for low income residents in the Mid-Ohio Valley through the summer youth work camp.

•  Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley: $5,000 to develop programming to assist individuals with breaking the cycle of poverty.

•  Crosslight of Hope: $1,250 to purchase nutritious food items and hygiene products to fill weekly packs for school aged children.

•  Ely Chapman Education Foundation: $2,000 to install a portable wireless public address system.

•  Erickson All Sports Facility Development Corp.: $7,500 to assist with the completion of the visitors side locker rooms.

•  Family Crisis Intervention Center of Region V: $5,000 for operating support.

•  Gabriel Project of West Virginia: $2,560 to help establish the first Gabriel Project client services site in Mason County.

•  Good Samaritan Clinic: $10,000 to purchase an Electronic Medical Records System for the clinic.

•  Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department: $6,000 to purchase communications and extrication equipment.

•  iBELIEVE Foundation: $3,000 to support the iBELIEVE summer camp that provides West Virginia high school students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

•  Leon Elementary School: $3,500 to purchase tablets to be used in a new math technology program.

•  Minnie Hamilton Health System: $5,000 to purchase equipment and furnishings for the Long Term Care facility.

•  Ritchie County 4-H Program: $1,250 to assist with the remodeling of the girls’ cabins at the county 4-H camp.

•  Roane General Hospital Fitness Complex: $4,658 to support the replacement of treadmills.

•  Routes 31 and 50 Community Organization: $3,000 to make capital improvements to the community building.

•  Save the Children: $2,500 to support the in-school and after-school literacy program for children grades K-6 at Beale Elementary School.

•  Smoot Theatre: $8,462 to assist with the modernization of the theatre’s heating system.

•  The Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley: $10,000 to support the development and implementation of the Empower Me! Family Advocacy Tool Kit and training curriculum.

•  The Children’s Listening Place: $1,200 to assist with preparation of materials to qualify for tax exemption.

•  The Friends of Mountwood Park: $1,000 to help fund the two-week archeological program at Thornhill, the estate of W.C. Stiles, at Mountwood Park.

•  The Right Path for Washington County: $3,000 to support the development of a Belpre Youth Chamber of Commerce.

•  The Salvation Army: $6,000 to add a computer lab for use with the after-school program and to assist clients with job searches.

•  Town of Reedy: $1,000 to help install a new heating and air conditioning system in the town’s community center.

•  Tri-County Partnership: $2,500 to assist with the local food movement, through support for Roane County Farmers Markets.

•  Waverly Volunteer Fire Department: $5,000 to replace the Rescue Air Bags to stabilize vehicles and for patient auto rescue.

•  West Virginia Health Right: $6,000 to provide medical and dental supplies to care for patients from the Mid-Ohio Valley.

•  West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition: $5,000 to upgrade facilities to meet show requirements for equine and livestock events.

•  Wood County Commission: $7,000 to replace water fountains at Veterans Park.

•  Wood County Parks and Recreation Commission/Mountwood Park: $5,000 to replace and upgrade electrical service in the park’s campground.

•  Wood County Recreation Commission: $5,200 to support year-round sports program scholarships and purchase supplies for summer playground programs.

•  YMCA of Parkersburg: $3,000 to fund a family and youth outreach program to provide families with opportunities to spend quality time together.


The Jackson County Community Foundation approved three grants for the Spring 2013 cycle.

•  Allohak Council, Boy Scouts of America: $1,000 to build latrines at Camp Katooga.

•  CASA of the Fifth Judicial Circuit: $2,000 for operating support.

•  Community Resources: $2,000 for stabilization services to support families in the agency’s Family Development program.

The Mason County Community Foundation approved two grants:

•  Crosslight of Hope: $1,750 to purchase nutritious food items and hygiene products to fill weekly packs for school aged children.

•  Point Pleasant Junior Senior High: $1,000 to assist with the construction of a permanent finish line building for the track and field program.


Our Community’s Foundation began in 1963, and manages more than 400 charitable funds, supporting a wide variety of charitable causes in the local region. Last year, the foundation awarded $1.5 million to the region in grants and scholarships.

Clowes said the application process for the fall grants is now underway. For more information on Our Community’s Foundation, interested groups and organizations can contact the office at 304.428.4438 or .

West Virginia Class A All-State Baseball - 2013

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The West Virginia Class A All-State Baseball Teams as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association


First Team:

P - Karl Bennington, Gilmer County, Sr.

P - T.J. McKinsey, Notre Dame, Jr.

P - Hunter Kaschke, Bishop Donahue, Jr.

C - Kurt Latocha, Clay-Battelle, So.

IF - Chris Petrucci, Notre Dame, Jr.

IF - Korey Foltz, East Hardy, Sr.

IF - John Hunter, Sherman, Jr.

IF - Ryan Walton, Magnolia, Sr.

OF - Chandler Sapp, Magnolia, Sr.

OF - Jarrod Lough, St. Marys, Jr.

OF - Mitch Davis, Parkersburg Catholic, Sr.

Util - Kiefer Hovorka, Charleston Catholic, Sr.

Util - Kyle Elliott, Magnolia, Sr. (captain)

Util - Arik McGinnis, Valley (Fayette), Sr.

Util - Rocco Wilcox, Charleston Catholic, Sr.


Second Team:

P - Luca Fuscardo, Madonna, Jr.

P - Andy Hoyer, Charleston Catholic, Sr. (captain)

P - Druw Bowen, Valley (Fayette), Fr.

C - Jared Jennings, Greenbrier West, Jr.

IF - Lance Taylor, Moorefield, Sr.

IF - Nelson McKown, Charleston Catholic, Sr.

IF - Jake Ullman, Parkersburg Catholic, Jr.

IF - Eli Gray, Williamstown, Sr.

OF - Gaige Evans, South Harrison, Sr.

OF - Shawn Skovron, East Hardy, Sr.

OF - Luke Moore, Calhoun County, Sr.

Util - Spencer Harlow, Notre Dame, So.

Util - Tyler Mongold, East Hardy, Sr.

Util - Mark Walker, Cameron, Sr.

Util - Mike Stout, St. Marys, So.


Special Mention:

Cody Winter, Valley (Fayette)

Drew Jones, Valley (Fayette)

Trey Phares, Fayetteville

Dustin Yoakum, Greenbrier West

Tanner Hanna, Magnolia

Will Bowser, Madonna

Nick Naumann, Wheeling Central

Luke Cooper, Paden City

Philip Smith, Bishop Donahue

Logan Routt, Cameron

Koty Martin, Tyler Consolidated

Levi Jordan, Buffalo

Connor Golden, Charleston Catholic

Tanner Bragg, Clay-Battelle

Drew Lett, Doddridge County

Wyatt Basye, East Hardy

Tyler Jenkins, Hannan

Luke Beall, Gilmer County

Braden Griffin, Man

Ryan Church, Meadow Bridge

Josh Baker, Notre Dame

Ian Riggleman, South Harrison

Jake Boice, Parkersburg Catholic

River Weese, Paw Paw

Daniel Hevener, Pendleton County

Stephen Jenkins, St. Joseph

Matt Houser, St. Marys

Duncan Breeden, Sherman

Tyler Workman, Van

Wesley Harrison, Wahama

Avery Goff, Williamstown

Austin Cottrell, Wirt County

Xavier Brown, Moorefield

Jordan Mounts, Tug Valley

Owen Arbogast, Tygarts Valley

Aaron Presley, Montcalm

Brandon Hammonds, Pocahontas County.


Honorable Mention:

Raeshawn Breckenridge, Valley (Fayette)

Todd Coleman, Valley (Fayette)

John Riddle Valley (Fayette)

Mikey Goddard, Greenbrier West

Austin Ransom, Greenbrier West

Derek Yocke, Wheeling Central

Zach Willhoite, Magnolia

Tory Fuscardo, Madonna

Nate Bakaitis, Wheeling Central

Brandon Stoneking, Valley (Wetzel)

Jordan Baker, Tyler Consolidated

Joey Myers, Bishop Donahue

Aaron Lewis, Buffalo

Josh Lemley, Clay-Battelle

Josh Smith, Doddridge County

Aaron Krise, Fayetteville

Braeden Hurst, South Harrison

Matt Randolph, Hannan

Noah Maynard, Man

Austin Cunningham, Gilmer County

Cayce Mullins, Man

D.J. Murphy, Notre Dame

Luke Yokum, Pendleton County

Torrin Walter, St. Joseph

Dakota Sisk, Wahama

Jake Tracewell, Williamstown

Trenton Hardbarger, Wirt County.

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Wood Festival - Grantsville, WV (Calhoun County


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The 77th Maid Silvia Is Selected

Arnoldsburg resident Ashley Elizabeth Houchin has been selected as Maid Silvia for the 77th Mountain State Forest Festival by Director General Cricket Leary.

The selection of Maid Silvia has been kept confidential for months. She will visit Elkins this weekend to attend a private reception in her honor, sponsored by Graceland Inn, Restaurant and Conference Center at Davis & Elkins College and hosted by Chef Mel.

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“I am thrilled to have Ashley serve as Maid Silvia for the 77th Mountain State Forest Festival,“ Leary said. “Ashley will be the first Queen Silvia to reign from Calhoun County, WV, which will be perfect for this year’s theme ‘Old Traditions with New Beginnings.‘

“Ashley is a very outgoing and personable young woman; I look forward to everyone having a chance to meet and spend some time with her and her family.“

Houchin expressed her excitement about serving as Maid Silvia.

“I am extremely honored to be selected as Maid Silvia for the 77th Mountain State Forest Festival. It feels amazing to be living out a dream of mine and I am excited for the beginning of the Festival events,“ Houchin said.

Houchin, 20, is the daughter of Jeffery and Kelley Houchin of Arnoldsburg. She is the granddaughter of Billie and Wanda Houchin, of Arnoldsburg, WV, and Ernest and the late Mary Ellen Hartshorn of Grantsville, WV. She has two brothers, Zachary and Matthew Houchin.

The future queen will be a junior at West Virginia University this fall and has been accepted into the Speech Pathology and Audiology Program. She is a Dean’s List scholar and a member of the Mountaineer Maniacs. She plans to graduate as a speech therapist and work in an early prevention program or in an elementary education setting in West Virginia.

She graduated as Salutatorian from Calhoun County High School and was an officer for the class of 2011. She was a four-year letterman in volleyball, served as team captain two years and earned a spot on the Class A All-State Volleyball Team two years. She was a three-year letterman in basketball and a three time LKC basketball scholar athlete.

She was also a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honorary, student council and senior homecoming court, as well as serving as a peer mediator, yearbook editor and rural health initiative intern.

She has been a member of 4-H for nine years and enjoys working with 4-H youth at camps. She has worked as a WVU Extension camping instructor at various county 4-H camps around the state. This summer she will be working at her family’s business.

Houchin will be crowned as queen of the 77th Mountain State Forest Festival during the Royal Coronation, set for October 04, 2013 at Davis & Elkins College. Attended by 40 princesses from around the state, two maids of honor and a minor court, she will receive her crown from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in an outdoor ceremony.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity I have been given by Director General Cricket Leary,“ she said. “I would also like to thank my family for their support. We are all eagerly waiting for the Festival and cannot wait to start meeting all the new people.“

The 77th Mountain State Forest Festival will be celebrated in Elkins from September 28 through October 06, 2013.

For more information, visit www.forestfestival.com or call 304.636.1824.

Edna Lorene “Cunningham” Friend

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Edna Lorene “Cunningham” Friend

Beloved wife of Owen L. Friend, passed away at home at the age of 92 on June 06, 2013, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A long-time resident of Parkersburg, WV, Edna was born in Big Springs, Calhoun County, WV on January 22, 1921.

She was married to Owen Friend in July 1940.

In addition to her husband, Edna is survived by a son, Larry L. Friend of Charleston, WV; and a daughter, Sharon Friend Henderson of Martinsburg, WV and her husband, Albert. In addition, she has four grandchildren: Bret Friend and his wife, Beth, of Traverse City, Michigan; Jonathan Friend and his wife Michelle of Charleston; Christy Jamieson and her husband Kristian of Pittsburgh, PA; and Lisa Henderson of Tucson, AZ. She has five great grandchildren: Justin Friend, Molly Friend, Owen Friend, Liam Jamieson and Finnegan Jamieson.

Edna, one of 10 children of Roy and Belle Cunningham, is survived by one sister, Georgia Catherine Nutter of Houston, Texas. She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 10:00 AM till Noon Sunday, with the funeral service to follow at Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg.

Internment will be at Hardman Chapel, Smithville, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to Housecalls Hospice of Parkersburg.

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Val G. Deulley

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Val G. Deulley

Age 81, of Elyria, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 05, 2013.

He was born November 25, 1931 in Normantown, West Virginia, and was an Elyria resident for most of his life.

Val worked as a machine set-up man at Lakewood Manufacturing in Westlake for more than 35 years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed gardening, working around the house and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his sons, Jeff (Colynn) Deulley of Elyria, OH; Steve (Debbie) Deulley of Grafton, OH; Rev. James (Renee’) Deulley of Elyria, OH and Tim Deulley of Elyria, OH; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Hashman of Grantsville, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Deulley in 1997; and three brothers.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 09, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria.

Service will be Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the funeral home.

The Rev. James Deulley, Val’s son, will officiate.

Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions can be made to New Life Hospice 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053.

Calhoun County: Wood Festival 2013

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Grantsville, WV

Friday, June 07, 2013

•  09:00 AM - Booths Open

•  10:00 AM - 06:00 PM - West Virginia Forestry Association Exhibition -

•  05:00 PM – The Will Freed Hometown Variety Show featuring local talent hosted by Calhoun raised Will Freed sponsored by Hildreth Supply

•  07:00 PM - The Calhoun Boys sponsored by Calhoun County Committee on Aging. Calvin Wilson, Kevin Church, Rick Poling, Jim Sullivan

•  07:30 PM - 08:45 PM - Nelson and the McCormicks sponsored by Hardmans Supply

•  09:15 PM – 11:00 PM - The Chase, brought to you by Minnie Hamilton Health System, Our Premier Sponsor for the 51st annual Calhoun County Wood Festival


Saturday, June 08, 2013

•  08:30 AM - 5K Walk/Run and Kids Run sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Tim Moore, Agent (Courthouse Steps)

•  09:00 AM - Booths Open

•  09:00 AM - Mud Bog Registration Begins (Wayne Underwood Field)

•  10:00 AM - 06:00 PM West Virginia Forestry Association Exhibition -

•  09:30 AM - Kids Day Activities sponsored by Loren B. Howley, Attorney at law

•  11:30 AM - Grand Parade featuring Parade Marshals Rick and Arlene Sampson

•  01:00 PM - Wood Festival Mud Bog (Wayne Underwood Field Pit) Sponsored by Ullum Oil and Gas, Foodland, Houchin Construction, Straight Cut Lawn Care and Landscaping & Holberts Self Serve. (main stage) West Virginia Bluegrass Alliance

•  12:30 PM - Eugene Stevens (Country)

•  01:00 PM - Rick Falls Family (Bluegrass

•  01:30 PM - Phil Jones and Friends (Country)

•  02:00 PM - 02:45 PM - Marteka and William Lake (Bluegrass)

•  03:00 PM – 03:45 PM - Tom and Carol Wriston. Classic Country

•  04:00 PM - High Mountain Bluegrass

•  05:30 PM - Jack Garrett Ford presents RG3 (Roger Bush Trio

•  07:30 PM - Rustic Highway, sponsored by Grantsville Foodland

•  09:00 PM – Chris Higbee sponsored by Walmart, Cain Oil and Gas

•  11:00 PM   Grand Fireworks Finale sponsored by Calhoun Banks

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Leonard Dewayne Nicholson

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Leonard Dewayne Nicholson

Age 51, of Arnoldsburg, WV, passed away May 21, 2013 at Hospice Care of Elkins, Elkins, WV.

Born in Calhoun County, WV, he was the son of Mrs. Clara Blanche Runnion Nicholson and the late Delbert Nicholson.

He was a former carpenter in the construction industry and was employed by Top Dog Well Research of Stumptown, WV.

He was a Christian by faith.

Surviving are his mother, Clara Nicholson; two sisters, Rebecca Nicholson and Dolly Hickman, both of Grantsville, WV; a brother, Tim Nicholson of Arnoldsburg, WV; two half-sisters, Barbara Sue Hammonds of Woodbridge, VA and Sandra May Hess of Glenville, WV.

He was preceded in death by his father and a half-brother, Delbert Nicholson, Jr.

A graveside memorial service will be held Sunday June 09, 2013, 11:30 AM at the Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery at Orma WV with Harry Hawkins officiating.

Bradley Beall of Normantown, WV Receives Certification

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Bradley Beall of just received his Certification in GMAW(Mig).

Bradley is a first year student at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center and has work very hard this year to make sure he left with a certification.

He is the son of Bobby and Regina Beall of Normantown, WV.

“I am very proud of his work ethic and dedication in the welding field. Many of my students have received certifications this year; It is not a requirement, but I always encourage my students to walk away with all the disciplines they can achieve in my program”, said Carl J. Collins the Welding Technology Instructor at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.

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Chicken BBQ: CGCC SkillsUSA Fundraiser - 06.08.13

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Calhoun County: Wood Festival 2013

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Grantsville, WV


Thursday, June 06, 2013

•  10:00 AM - 06:00 PM - West Virginia Forestry Association Exhibition - Wayne Underwood Field

•  12:00 PM - Booths Open

•  05:00 PM - Calhoun County Committee on Aging Choir - Gospel Night brought to you in loving memory of Gregory Propst and Jennifer Propst Miller

•  05:30 PM - Preacher John Hughes

•  06:00 PM - Barbara Lowman

•  07:00 PM - Opening Ceremonies, Coronation of Woodchuck Royalty& Introduction of Wood Festival Royalty. Presentation of Charley Whipkey Spirit of Wood Festival Award (Main Street Stage)

•  07:45 PM - New Life Quartet

•  08:45 PM - Cheryl Jarvis and Pam Davis

•  09:15 PM - Sherry Johnson


Friday, June 07, 2013

•  09:00 AM - Booths Open

•  10:00 AM - 06:00 PM - West Virginia Forestry Association Exhibition -

•  05:00 PM – The Will Freed Hometown Variety Show featuring local talent hosted by Calhoun raised Will Freed sponsored by Hildreth Supply

•  07:00 PM - The Calhoun Boys sponsored by Calhoun County Committee on Aging. Calvin Wilson, Kevin Church, Rick Poling, Jim Sullivan

•  07:30 PM - 08:45 PM - Nelson and the McCormicks sponsored by Hardmans Supply

•  09:15 PM – 11:00 PM - The Chase, brought to you by Minnie Hamilton Health System, Our Premier Sponsor for the 51st annual Calhoun County Wood Festival


Saturday, June 08, 2013

•  08:30 AM - 5K Walk/Run and Kids Run sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Tim Moore, Agent (Courthouse Steps)

•  09:00 AM - Booths Open

•  09:00 AM - Mud Bog Registration Begins (Wayne Underwood Field)

•  10:00 AM - 06:00 PM West Virginia Forestry Association Exhibition -

•  09:30 AM - Kids Day Activities sponsored by Loren B. Howley, Attorney at law

•  11:30 AM - Grand Parade featuring Parade Marshals Rick and Arlene Sampson

•  01:00 PM - Wood Festival Mud Bog (Wayne Underwood Field Pit) Sponsored by Ullum Oil and Gas, Foodland, Houchin Construction, Straight Cut Lawn Care and Landscaping & Holberts Self Serve. (main stage) West Virginia Bluegrass Alliance

•  12:30 PM - Eugene Stevens (Country)

•  01:00 PM - Rick Falls Family (Bluegrass

•  01:30 PM - Phil Jones and Friends (Country)

•  02:00 PM - 02:45 PM - Marteka and William Lake (Bluegrass)

•  03:00 PM – 03:45 PM - Tom and Carol Wriston. Classic Country

•  04:00 PM - High Mountain Bluegrass

•  05:30 PM - Jack Garrett Ford presents RG3 (Roger Bush Trio

•  07:30 PM - Rustic Highway, sponsored by Grantsville Foodland

•  09:00 PM – Chris Higbee sponsored by Walmart, Cain Oil and Gas

•  11:00 PM   Grand Fireworks Finale sponsored by Calhoun Banks

Alta Merle Starkey

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Alta Merle Starkey

Age 77, of Pine Creek, Grantsville, WV, passed away suddenly on June 02, 2013.

She was born in Calhoun County, WV on February 26, 1936 to the late Floyd Taylor George and Bessie Kirby George.

She was a homemaker and attended the New Testament Church. She was devoted to God, her family and friends.

She is survived by four sons, John (April) Starkey of Lakeland Florida, William (Sabrina) George of Parkersburg, WV; Patrick (Dawn) Starkey of Grantsville, WV and James Starkey of Grantsville, WV; five daughters, Karen George and Tammy (Stan) Little both of Arnoldsburg, WV; Pamela Cutlip of Parkersburg, WV; Rebecca (John) Snider of Grantsville, WV; and Lisa (Arnold) Banfield of Elizabeth, WV; several grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as one sister, Artie Perkins of Fayetteville, WV.

She was preceded in death in addition to her parents Floyd and Bessie George, by her husband, Raymond Starkey; an infant daughter, Brenda Starkey; two brothers, Harold and Harlow George; and one sister, Ava Stutler.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

Master Sergeant William (Bill) Basnett

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Master Sergeant William (Bill) Basnett

U.S. Air Force Retired, age 75, died on May 29, 2013 in Morgantown, WV.

Bill was born on June 28, 1937, in Big Bend, WV.

He graduated from Calhoun High School in 1956. Bill attended the Community College of the Air Force and Miami Jacobs Junior College in Dayton, Ohio.

He was a member of the Brooksville Baptist Church.

Bill traveled extensively while serving the Air Force. He served in Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio (three times), Indiana, and California. Overseas he was stationed in Japan, Vietnam, Okinawa (two times), and Taiwan. Bill served on temporary duty or visited Wake Island, Iwo Jima, Korea, the Philippines, Guam, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Alaska, the Azores, Spain, Germany, Scotland, the Netherlands, Newfoundland, and Mexico. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1979 with over 22 years of service.

During Bill’s years of service in the U.S. Air Force, he was awarded the Bronze Star (Vietnam), the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster (two awards), and the Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters (four awards).

Bill was assigned to units where they were awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award one with a “V” (valor) and two oak leaf clusters (four awards). He was also awarded the Air Force Good Conduct Medal (seven awards), the Air Force Longevity Service Award (five awards), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

After retiring, Bill was the Director of Calhoun Committee on Aging from 1983 to 1994. During his tenure he was responsible for Phase I of the Senior Citizen Center, completely remodeling, adding a third floor, and installing an elevator in the building. Upon moving to Arizona, Bill became licensed in that state as a Realtor in residential real estate in the metropolitan area of Phoenix.

He is survived by his wife Marge (Educator, Librarian, and Quilter) of Plymouth, MN; his son Tim (Systems Engineer) of Indianapolis, IN; his daughter Tina Kerns (Financial Analyst) and son-in-law Zach Kerns (Financial Controller) of Morgantown, WV; his sisters Gloria Stevens, Carolyn Sue Arthur (Jim); and his brothers Jerry (Bessie) of Grantsville, WV; Fred F. Junior (Barbara) of Ravenswood, WV; and Roger of Annamoriah, WV.

A memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. The date has yet to be determined.

Glenville: Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Car Wash - 06.15.13

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Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Print Shop

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Charles Edward ‘Ed’ Starcher

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Charles Edward ‘Ed’ Starcher

Age 85, of Millstone, WV, passed away May 28, 2013 after a long illness.

Charles was born June 09, 1927 and was a son of the late Fred and Hilda Starcher.

He was a US Army veteran of WWII and was an oil field worker for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen G. Starcher, a son Chuck Starcher, a daughter Kathy G. Starcher and a grandson John E. Starcher.

Surviving are six sons; Gary (Nancy) Starcher of Burning Springs, WV; Charles Starcher of Millstone, WV; Dana Starcher and Fred Starcher (Paula) Starcher, both of Arnoldsburg, WV; Randy (Della) Starcher of Grantsville, WV; and Stanley Starcher of Glenville, WV.  One daughter, Kandy (Bryan) Summers of Millstone.  26 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and many extended family and friends.

Friends may call at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2013.

In keeping with Charles’ request, his body will be cremated. 

Cahoun- Gilmer Career Center Makes History: First Certified Phlebotomy Technician Student

The Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center was recently approved to offer an additional credential of Certified Phlebotomy Technician in our Health Occupations Class.

Jamie Frederick was the first student at CGCC accepted into this pathway. She successfully completed this certification through the National HealthCareer Association. In addition to the classroom criteria, she successfully passed a rigorous online assessment to receive her certification.

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(L-R) Bryan Sterns (Director), Jamie Frederick, Karen Blankenship, RN (Health Occupations Instructor)


The Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Health Occupations program will accept enrollment for the 2013/2014 school year in the Phlebotomy pathway/certification.


The following criteria must be met for selection:

-1st year completer at CGCC with certificate

-Work Keys minimum scores for Health Occupations Concentration

-Passed EducateWV (previously called Global 21) hands-on assessment

-Motivated, can work independently

-Must be 18 years or older by January 01, 2014

-Letter of Interest to Instructor or Director

-Instructor Recommendation


*Applications can be found at the CGCC main office

 

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Area High Schools’ 2013 Football Schedule

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BRAXTON COUNTY
08.30.13   A   LINCOLN
09.06.13   A   CLAY COUNTY
09.13.13   H   PHILIP BARBOUR
09.20.13   H   RITCHIE COUNTY
09.27.13   A   ROANE COUNTY
10.04.13   H   LIBERTY (HARRISON)
10.11.13   H   RAVENSWOOD
10.18.13   A   FAIRMONT SENIOR
10.25.13   A   WEBSTER COUNTY
11.08.13   H   SISSONVILLE


CALHOUN COUNTY
08.30.13   H   GILMER COUNTY
09.06.13   A   SHERMAN
09.13.13   A   DODDRIDGE COUNTY
09.20.13   H   PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC
09.27.13   A   TYLER CONSOLIDATED
10.04.13   A   SOUTH HARRISON
10.11.13   H   ST. MARYS
10.18.13   A   ROANE COUNTY
10.25.13   H   WIRT COUNTY
11.01.13   H   CLAY COUNTY


DODDRIDGE COUNTY
08.30.13   H   SOUTH HARRISON
09.06.13   A   TYLER CONSOLIDATED
09.13.13   H   CALHOUN
09.20.13   H   WIRT
09.27.13   A   RITCHIE
10.05.13   A   PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC
10.11.13   A   GILMER
10.18.13   A   REEDSVILLE EASTERN LOCAL, OH
10.25.13   H   VALLEY WETZEL
11.01.13         OPEN WEEK
11.08.13   H   ST MARYS


LEWIS COUNTY
08.30.13   H   UNIVERSITY
09.06.13   A   PRESTON
09.13.13   H   HERBERT HOOVER
09.20.13         OPEN WEEK
09.27.13   H   LINCOLN COUNTY
10.04.13   A   BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR
10.11.13   A   NORTH MARION
10.18.13   A   OAK HILL
10.25.13   H   ELKINS
11.01.13   H   LIBERTY (HARRISON)
11.09.13   A   POINT PLEASANT


GILMER COUNTY
08.30.13   A   CALHOUN
09.06.13   H   SOUTH HARRISON
09.13.13   A   WIRT
09.20.13   A   PADEN CITY
09.27.13   H   BUFFALO
10.04.13   H   TYGARTS VALLEY
10.11.13   H   DODDRIDGE
10.18.13   H   HANNAN
10.25.13         OPEN WEEK
11.02.13   A   PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC
11.08.13   A   VALLEY FAYETTE


RITCHIE COUNTY
08.30.13   H   ST. MARYS
09.06.13   H   ROANE COUNTY
09.13.13   A   CLAY COUNTY
09.20.13   A   BRAXTON COUNTY
09.27.13   H   DODDRIDGE COUNTY (HOMECOMING)
10.04.13   A   RAVENSWOOD
10.11.13   H   LINCOLN
10.18.13         OPEN WEEK
10.25.13   H   TYLER CONSOLIDATED
11.01.13   A   WILLIAMSTOWN
11.08.13   A   GRAFTON

Lawrence “Larry” Stemple

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Lawrence “Larry” Stemple

Age 79, of Parkersburg, WV, died May 24, 2013, at his home.

He was born February 25, 1934, in Grantsville, WV, to the late Bernard and Lenore Morris Stemple.

Larry attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where he was an usher, Eucharistic Minister, served on the parish council and was a pastoral counselor.

He retired from the Bureau of Public Debt. Larry served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post 15, the Elks Lodge and the Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Knight.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Norma (Borrelli) Stemple; one sister, Diana Helmick (Charles); two brothers, Morris (Mary Ellen) and Mike Stemple; one sister-in-law, Joan Stewart; nieces and nephews, Jeanie Feather, Jennie McAtee, Charles Helmick, Steve C. Helmick, Tina Wake (Ernest), Lisa Borrelli, Anne Spletzer (Mark), Kay Frosolone (Pete), Amy Schaus (Sammy), Emily Self (Jason), Angela Borrelli, Teri Pacion (John), Tim Stemple (Cindy), Tracy Casey (Martin), Tricia Dennison (Greg) and Tammy Brenner (Gary); several great-nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Susie Miller.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Housecalls Hospice and Comfort Keepers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one nephew, Charles Borrelli.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Neil Buchlein officiating and the Rev. Father Robert Park co-officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3-8 PM Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

CGCC Recognizes Outstanding Students

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Congratulations CGCC Seniors!

We would also like to recognize the following Student Awards:


Perfect Attendance at the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center:

Mykiah Holbert

Mercy Roberts


2012/2013 Outstanding Student Award:

Brian Self
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Senior Appreciation Day at the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center - May 09, 2013

Senior Appreciation Day at the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center

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Alternative Learning Center Students: (L-R): Patty Cain (instructor), Ray Atkinson,
Austin Satterfiled, Ethan Chadwekk, Joe Krugle, Lisa Bennett, Skylar Jackson,
Angela Young, Tessa Greathouse, Michael Hunt, Brett Rinehart, Richard Dorsey,
Chase Smarr, Josh Krugle, Justin Shiflet, Alexa Richards, Wayne Hardway (instructor)


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Business Students (L-R): Sarah Dennison (instructor), Courtney Conrad, Holly Bourne,
Guin Beirne, Samantha Yoak, Candace Conrad, Brooklyn Manns, Marissa May, Skylar Jackson, Katie Collins


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Building Construction Students (L-R): Paul Parsons (instructor), Jacob Lindsay, Chase Smarr,
Justin Shiflet, Alex Perrin, Jesse Richards, Colton Yeager, Austin Satterfield, Steven Richards


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Automotive Technology Students (L-R): Cody Kautz, Cody Helmick, Ethan Chadwell,
Justin Hulse, Jacob Shreves, Nick Garcia, Shawn Talbert, James Snyder (instructor), Nick Lambros


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Devon Toppings, pictured with the Oshoway family. Devon Toppings is the 2013
recipient of the Melissa Oshoway Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship.


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Bryan Sterns presenting Mercy Roberts with the 2013 Earl J. Gainer Technical Student
of the Year. The recipient of this award exemplifies the career and
technical student that excels in his/her program.


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Nick Garcia, with Mr. and Mrs. Whipkey. Nick Garcia was the 2013 recipient
of the Michael P. Whipkey Memorial Automotive Scholarship


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Ronald Blankenship Student Achievement Award Recipients: (L-R) Mercy Roberts,
Angela Young, Alexandra Taylor, Brett Rinehard, and Jamie Frederick.
These students scored Gold level certificates on their Work Keys Assessments at the CGCC.


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National Technical Honor Society Senior Recipients: (L-R) Sarah Luczak (advisor),
Mercy Roberts, Jamie Frederick, Alexandra Taylor, Justin Mowery, Melody Lowther.
The recipient of this honor exemplified good attendance, high academic achievement,
leadership, service, and dependability while enrolled at the CGCC.


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Networking Technology Students (L-R): Jon McCormick (instructor),
Justin Mowery and Alex Taylor


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Welding Technology: (L-R) Carl Collins (instructor), Ray Atkinson,
Jeremiah Allen, Cole Vineyard, Richard Dorsey, Brandon Riley,
Nathan Rush, Alex Perrin, Michael Hunt, Caleb Snider


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Health Occupations (L-R): Karen Blankenship (instructor), Jamie Frederick,
Angela Young, Tessa Greathouse, Jessica McCumbers,
Shawna Falls, Belinda Summers, Mercy Roberts


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Criminal Justice (L-R): Rick Allen, Lisa Bennett, Laura Conant, Joe Krugle,
Jordan Metheney, Kayla Heater, Amanda Jenkins, Courtney McCormick,
Alexa Richards, Luke Moore, Clarissa Price, Devon Toppings


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ProStart Students (L-R): Annette Benson (instructor),
Sydney Galinsky, Brittany Hannah, Maryah Marks, Brett Rinehart,
Josh Krugle, Jenna Elzroth, Melody Lowther

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VVV: Food Give Away – Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Today

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Visions, Vessels, and Victory will be giving out food and HBA items Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 PM.

No applications!

No proof of income.

Open to Gilmer, Calhoun, Ritchie, and Doddridge counties.

Bring your own boxes and bags.

Have space cleared in you vehicle for your food.

Do not block driveways, roadways, parking lots, etc. at Appcon Lumber on WV Hwy 5 East of Glenville, WV.

We’ll see you there!

Deana J. Burke

Chloe Roberts

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Chloe Roberts

Age 92, of Harrisville, WV, died May 20, 2013 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born September 06, 1920 at Nobe, WV, the daughter of the late William Franklin and Mary Murphy Radabaugh.

Chloe was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church and was a homemaker who loved to cook for family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Davis (Gene Hilkey) of Harrisville; step-sons, Forest “Short” Roberts of Parkersburg and Rev. Ronzel Roberts (Leona) of Glenville, WV; grandchildren, Cheryl Melhuish (Adam), and Gregory Davis (Anissia) all of Harrisville, Kevin Church (Kim) of Grantsville, WV; Craig Church (Kelly) of Nobe, Forest “June” Roberts (Joyce) of Grantsville, Terry Roberts (Pam) of Burnsville, WV; and Rodney Roberts (Connie) of Mineral Wells; 29 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lem “Tom” Roberts; step-daughter Vieva Church; brothers, Albert, Homer, Joe, and Walter Radabaugh; and sisters, Idella Richards, Roxie Whipkey, and Reva Aronhale.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 24, 2013 at Nobe Chapel Church with Pastor Carlos Nutter and Rev. Kevin Church officiating.

Burial will follow in the Nobe Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at Raiguel Funeral Home from 3:00-8:30 PM Thursday with a service to be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Robert Perine officiating.

Friday at the church, friends may call from 1:00-2:00 PM.

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