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Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Open House - October 22, 2013

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High School Football Game Night - Friday, 10.18.13

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Arnoldsburg: Coalition for Reliable Power - 10.17.18 - Tonight

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The Coalition for Reliable Power meeting is set for Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be held at Arnoldsburg Community Building.

The issues on MonPower’s Electric Bill problem is the subject for the meeting.

Everyone is invited.

Loren Glen Stump II

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Loren Glen Stump II

Age 62, of Tanner WV, passed away October 11, 2013 at his home.

Born at Sand Ridge, Calhoun County, WV, June 24, 1951, he was a son of Loren Glen and Kathren Bertha Stump.

He was former oil field driller for I.L. Morris.

He is survived by his ex-wife and companion, Sandra Kay Stump; step son Douglas Allen Curry of Cox’s Mills; step daughter Joann Norman of Williamstown; three brothers Dewayne Stump of Spencer, Clifford Stump of Spencer and Steve Stump of Lancaster TN; two sisters Jewell Bastardo of NJ and Vickey Carpenter of Spencer, as well as five grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by two sisters, Sharon Norman and Joye Ann Miller.

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

Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville is in charge of arrangements.

Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund & Our Community’s Foundation Offer Grant Workshop in Calhoun

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The Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund (SSJCF) and Our Community’s Foundation - The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) and the Regional Affiliates – will offer a free grant workshop on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Calhoun County Committee on Aging, 105 Market Street, Grantsville, WV.

Representatives from nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools are invited to attend the workshop to learn more about both foundations’ grantmaking processes.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The workshop will be co-presented by Our Community’s Foundation Program Officer, Marian Clowes, and SSJCF Program Officer Sr. Molly Bauer, who will provide participants with information about applying for grants from their respective foundations.  The program will cover each foundation’s grantmaking priorities, tips on preparing an effective grant request, and advice on grantseeking and proposal writing.

Our Community’s Foundation makes grants twice each year, in the fall and spring, to nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools in Wood, Mason, Jackson, Wirt, Calhoun, Ritchie, Roane, Doddridge, Pleasants, and Gilmer Counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio.

The Sisters of Saint Joseph Charitable Fund makes grant twice a year, in the fall and spring, to support projects that promote healthy and sustainable communities in Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties in West Virginia and Athens, Meigs, and Washington Counties in Ohio.

SSJCF recently introduced a new Basic Needs/Direct Service Grant Program. General information about each foundation’s grantmaking program can be found at www.pacfwv.com and www.ssjcharitablefund.org.

To register to attend the workshop, send an e-mail to or call the SSJCF office at 304.424.6080.

Deadline to register is October 28, 2013.

Carl Otto Heinzman

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Carl Otto Heinzman

Age 89, of Big Springs, WV went to his heavenly home on Saturday October 12, 2013 at Crucible, Pennsylvania.

He was born August 28, 1924 in New Martinsville, WV to the late August S. Heinzman and Vesta Jones.

He was a United States Navy World War II Veteran. He served from March 24, 1944 to April 30, 1946, serving USS Griffin and Subron 12. After his military service, he became a Master Carpenter.

He retired at age 77.

Surviving are three sons: Ronald (Marty) Heinzman of Rootstown, Ohio; Robert (Diana) Heinzman of Ashley, Ohio; and Tim (Teresia) Abel of Big Springs, WV. Three daughters: Janet (Stephen) McPeek of Cambridge, Ohio; Kathy (Jamie) Hardman and Jeanette Richards of Macfarlan, WV. One sister, Betty Alley; and three brothers Kenneth, Archie and Phillip Heinzman, all of Ohio; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Bobbie Heinzman, and his long-time companion, Betty Abel.

A memorial service will be held Saturday October 19, 2013, 12:00 Noon, at the Prosperity Baptist Church at Leading Creek with Rev. Ron Chesser officiating.

Burial of cremated remains will follow in the Goodnight Cemetery at Big Bend.

Friends may call at the church from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon prior to the service.

High School Football Results - 10.11.12

West Virginia High School Football Results:

Class A:

Class A:        #1 St. Marys (6-0)  Calhoun County (0-7)  53-12   |  Bishop Donahue (3-3)  #2 Madonna (6-0)  20-48   |  #3 Valley (Fayette) (6-0)  Tug Valley (2-5)  30-14   |  #4 Moorefield (6-1)  Fayetteville (2-5)  48-12   |  #5 Williamstown (5-1)  Oak Glen - AA (0-7)  55-25   |  #14 Tucker County (4-3)  #6 East Hardy (6-0)  0-8   |  #11 Chapmanville - AA (4-3)  #6 Man (5-1)  22-26   |  Pocahontas County (2-5)  #8 Greenbrier West (6-1)  7-42   |  Shadyside, OH (7-0)  #8 Wheeling Central (5-2)  34-7   |  BYE Week for #10 Clay-Battelle (5-0)  |  Federal Hocking, OH (3-4)  #11 Wahama (6-1)  12-53   |  #12 Notre Dame (5-1)  Liberty (Harrison) AA (0-6)  12-7   |  Mount View - AA (1-5)  #13 Meadow Bridge (6-1)  12-58   |  South Harrison (2-3)  #15 Parkersburg Catholic (6-1)  14-37   |  #16 Doddridge County (5-2)  Gilmer County (4-3)  46-22   |  Paden City (3-4)  Conotton Valley, OH   27-0   |  Twin Valley, VA   Hannan (1-5)  40-0   |  Cameron (3-4)  Hundred (0-5)  57-16   |  Weir -AA (3-4)  Magnolia (4-3)  6-39   |  Clay County - AA (2-4)  Midland Trail (2-4)  26-0   |  BYE Week for Pendleton County (2-4)  |  Valley Wetzel (2-3)  St. Johns, OH   Saturday Game   |  Montcalm (1-6)  Tri-Cities Christian, TN12-30   |  Richwood (2-5)  Tygarts Valley (0-6)  48-19   |  BYE Week for Tyler Consolidated (2-4)  |  Sherman (2-5)  Van (3-3)  0-27   |  Buffalo (0-7)  Wirt County (2-4)  14-48       ………..     

 

Class AA:

Class AA:        Scott (3-4)  #1 Wayne (6-0)  10-55   |  #4 Fairmont Senior (4-2)  #2 Frankfort (6-0)  6-21   |  #10 Keyser (4-3)  #3 Bridgeport (6-1)  0-41   |  #4 Bluefield (5-1)  River View (3-3)  50-6   |  Herbert Hoover (2-4)  #6 Sissonville (5-1)  14-48   |  Independence (2-5)  #6 Summers Co. (6-1)  0-51   |  Pikeview (2-5)  #8 Wyoming East (6-1)  27-34   |  #9 Lincoln (5-2)  #11 Ritchie County (5-2)  31-44   |  #13 Nicholas County (5-2)  Webster County (1-6)  40-8   |  #14 Ravenswood (4-2)  Braxton County (1-6)  53-16   |  Elkins - AAA (0-6)  #15 Philip Barbour (5-2)  28-29   |  #16 Mingo Central (4-2)  Poca (1-6)  68-14   |  BYE Week for Berkeley Springs (0-6)  |  Robert C. Byrd (4-3)  East Fairmont (1-5)  42-12   |  BYE Week for Grafton (0-6)  |  BYE Week for Liberty - Raleigh (2-4)  |  So. Garrett, MDvPetersburg (2-4)  14-15   |  Tolsia (2-4)  Roane County (4-2)  26-38   |  James Monroe (1-5)  Westside (3-4)  6-22       ………..     

 

Class AAA:

Class AAA:      BYE Week for #1 Huntington (6-0)  |  Hurricane (3-3)  #2 George Washington (6-0)  54-60   |  #3 Wheeling Park (5-1)  #12 Morgantown (6-1)  38-41 (OT)  |  #5 Oak Hill (5-1)  #4 Point Pleasant (6-0)  15-49   |  Spring Mills (0-6)  #6 Martinsburg (6-1)  0-57   |  #7 Cabell Midland (5-2)  #8 Capital (5-1)  26-35   |  #13 Logan (4-2)  #9 University (6-1)  20-49   |  #16 Musselman (4-2)  #10 Hedgesville (4-2)  42-34   |  #11 Lewis County (5-1)  North Marion - AA (1-6)  34-7   |  #14 South Charleston (5-2)  Ripley (1-6)  42-20   |  Riverside (1-6)  #15 Spring Valley (5-2)  3-35   |  Millbrook, VA   #16 Jefferson (3-2)  Game postponed to Monday   |  BYE Week for Brooke (1-5)  |  Hampshire (4-2)  Buckhannon-Upshur (2-5)  13-12   |  Lincoln County (0-6)  Greenbrier East (4-3)  13-59   |  John Marshall (3-3)  Parkersburg South (2-4)  32-42   |  BYE Week for Preston (2-4)  |  BYE Week for Shady Spring (1-5)  |  Princeton (3-4)  St. Albans (1-5)  47-14   |  Skyline, VA   Washington (3-3)  0-63   |  Nitro (1-5)  Winfield (3-3)  16-47   |  Parkersburg (2-4)  Woodrow Wilson (3-3)  26-27       ………..     

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Arnoldsburg: Coalition for Reliable Power - 10.17.13

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The Coalition for Reliable Power meeting is set for Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be held at Arnoldsburg Community Building.

The issues on MonPower’s Electric Bill problem is the subject for the meeting.

Everyone is invited.

Pruning Workshop - 10.17.13

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Geneva “Mama” “Aunt Sissy” Hall

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Geneva “Mama” “Aunt Sissy” Hall

Age 66, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away October 12, 2013, after her lifelong battle with COPD.

She was born in Calhoun County, WV, on September 02, 1947. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Geraldine Sturm.

“Mama Hall” retired from Nashua Photo. She was the owner and operator of Aunt Sissy Day Care. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch, spending time with her family and cooking large meals.

She is survived by her husband, Franklin S. Hall Sr.; one son, Franklin S. Hall Jr. of Parkersburg; one daughter, Annette F. Wigal of Corydon, IN; two sisters, Eula Mae Murphy of Calhoun County and Jerry Kerby of Parkersburg; and three granddaughters, Sara, Kaylee and Jaci Hall, with another grandchild and great-grandchild on the way. She was also a mother to two nieces and one nephew, Tammy Francis of South Carolina, Heather Sherrod of Charleston, WV, and Holly “Bucky” Kerby of South Carolina.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several aunts, uncles, brother and sisters-in-law.

The funeral service will be Wednesday beginning at 3 PM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

High School Cross Country 2013: LKC Middle School Championship - Girls

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LKC Middle School Championship
10.10.2013
Tyler Consolidated
Girls’ Results

Girls 3k Run CC
=======================================================================          
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
=======================================================================          
  1 McNamara, Kasey            8 Williamstown          13:34.35    1             
  2 Schoonover, Desirae        7 Doddridge Co          13:36.35    2             
  3 Duncan, Jahnvi             8 Tyler Consol          13:45.62    3             
  4 Reynolds, Amanda           8 Tyler Consol          14:50.93    4             
  5 Pratt, Katie               7 Tyler Consol          14:56.35    5             
  6 Hesson, Carsen             7 Williamstown          15:07.95    6             
  7 Smarr, Mista               8 Doddridge Co          15:12.23    7             
  8 Pursley, Payge             6 Ravenswood Middle     15:13.48                  
  9 Wilson, Ryan               8 Pleasants Co          15:14.78                  
 10 Newton, McKenzie           8 Doddridge Co          15:25.74    8             
 11 Jackson, Hannah            6 Tyler Consol          15:26.74    9             
 12 Davis, Kylie               7 Ritchie Coun          15:27.30   10             
 13 Napier, Gwyn               7 Ritchie Coun          15:27.92   11             
 14 Smith, Cami                7 Doddridge Co          15:28.53   12             
 15 Robertson, Maggie          7 Ritchie Coun          15:32.00   13             
 16 Heaster, Hannah            7 Doddridge Co          15:37.06   14             
 17 James, Gracie              8 Doddridge Co          15:37.47   15             
 18 Kopshina, Hannah           8 Ritchie Coun          15:56.52   16             
 19 Cox, Sophia                8 Williamstown          15:59.08   17             
 20 Gorrell, Hunter            8 Ravenswood Middle     16:05.42                  
 21 Sheets, Aspen              7 Ravenswood Middle     16:15.05                  
 22 Keith, Sydney              6 Doddridge Co          16:18.66   18             
 23 Meeks, Emily               8 Pleasants Co          16:20.37                  
 24 Strauss, Alli              7 Williamstown          16:24.50   19             
 25 Vidal, Jordan              6 Doddridge Co          16:25.37                  
 26 Morris, Vanessa            7 Ritchie Coun          16:27.82   20             
 27 Dwire, Kailey              6 Ritchie Coun          16:29.67   21             
 28 Flesher, Lauren            7 Ritchie Coun          16:41.67   22             
 29 Curfman, Madelyne          8 Ritchie Coun          16:47.17                  
 30 Britton, Chloe             7 Ritchie Coun          16:50.06                  
 31 Wilson, Haley              7 Calhoun Middle        17:01.75                  
 32 Anderson, Cassidy          7 Ravenswood Middle     17:02.59                  
 33 Toney, Kaitlyn             7 Calhoun Middle        17:09.07                  
 34 Wilson, Kelcie             6 Calhoun Middle        17:10.48                  
 35 Sole, Megan                8 Tyler Consol          17:14.00   23             
 36 Nelson, Demery             8 Tyler Consol          17:15.70   24             
 37 Staats, Janet              6 Williamstown          17:23.13   25             
 38 Rollins, Katie             8 Ritchie Coun          17:25.27                  
 39 Hathaway, Brinna           6 Williamstown          17:33.46   26             
 40 Lancaster, Andrea          6 Ritchie Coun          17:39.43                  
 41 Toney, Mikayla             8 Calhoun Middle        17:41.42                  
 42 Fulks, Loren               8 Williamstown          17:45.42   27             
 43 Starkey, Kassidy           7 Tyler Consol          17:53.60   28             
 44 Weekley, Miranda           7 Tyler Consol          18:06.41                  
 45 Moore, Abagail             6 Ritchie Coun          18:15.31                  
 46 Britton, Maci              6 Doddridge Co          18:16.85                  
 47 Smarr, Darian              8 Doddridge Co          18:18.00                  
 48 Eisenbarth, Mara           7 Pleasants Co          18:29.33                  
 49 Smith, Savanna             7 Ritchie Coun          18:58.79                  
 50 Bengel, Brianna            7 Ritchie Coun          19:07.94                  
 51 Moyer, Alayna              6 Ritchie Coun          19:18.89                  
 52 Vandruff, Megan            7 Tyler Consol          19:29.35                  
 53 Williams, Destinee         6 Williamstown          19:30.29                  
 54 DePinho, Haidyn            6 Ritchie Coun          19:33.95                  
 55 Hodge, Tapanga             8 Ritchie Coun          19:44.39                  
 56 Pittman, Addison           7 Ritchie Coun          19:44.64                  
 57 Hill, Tru                  7 Ritchie Coun          20:40.72                  
 58 Miller, Summer             6 Tyler Consol          21:32.55                  
 59 Miller, Alli               6 Tyler Consol          22:56.86                  
 60 Watson, Andrea             8 Pleasants Co          23:05.77                  
 61 Phillips, Carly            8 Doddridge Co          23:07.39                  
 62 Snodgrass, Alexis          6 Ritchie Coun          24:10.53                  
 63 Winfrey, Kiera             7 Tyler Consol          32:14.98                  

                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
=================================================================================
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
=================================================================================
   1 Doddridge County Middle S    43    2    7    8   12   14   15   18          
      Total Time:  1:15:19.91                                                    
         Average:    15:03.99                                                    
   2 Tyler Consolidated High/M    44    3    4    5    9   23   24   28          
      Total Time:  1:16:13.64                                                    
         Average:    15:14.73                                                    
   3 Williamstown High School     68    1    6   17   19   25   26   27          
      Total Time:  1:18:29.01                                                    
         Average:    15:41.81                                                    
   4 Ritchie County Middle Sch    70   10   11   13   16   20   21   22          
      Total Time:  1:18:51.56                                                    
         Average:    15:46.32                                                    

Calhoun Fire Destroys A Restaurant

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Firefighters said a fire that destroyed a Calhoun County restaurant Friday morning in Grantsville isn’t only devastating to the owners but also the community.

“My heart dropped,“ said Graham Knight, Grantsville volunteer firefighter. “It’s a sad thing.“

Responding to a fire at Momma T’s in Grantsville has a personal meaning for volunteer firefighter Graham Knight. Knight used to work at the convenience store and on Friday he was fighting to save it.

“The second I came around and saw the flames my heart dropped a little bit,“ he said.

The restaurant went up in flames about 6 a.m. Hours later smoke was still billowing out of the roof.

“We’re in this for a reason, but it’s never good when you see it,“ Knight said.

The owners said they had just opened the store and were standing outside when they heard a popping noise. The next thing they saw was their business on fire.

Grantsville Fire Chief Craig Gherke said firefighters attacked the blaze as soon as they arrived.

“We pulled in, hit it with the deck gun trying to put the flames out,“ Gherke said. “It just spread from the attic into the store area.“

Firefighters had to attack it from the outside at first because the roof started falling, and it was too dangerous to go in the structure. The entire building and everything inside was destroyed. The owners estimate their losses at $500,000.

“This was their livelihood and how they made a living so they’re taking it kind of hard,“ Gherke said.

The owners haven’t decided if they’re going to rebuild.

Knight said this is a huge loss to this community.

“There’s been a lot of good times for everybody in the county and surrounding counties to come to eat here and talk,“ Knight said. “It’s just kind of a homey feel. It’s sad to see it now.“

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but firefighters think it was electrical in nature.

~~  Bethany Simmons - Katelyn Sykes - WCHS ~~

Kenneth Cody Harris

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Kenneth Cody Harris

Age 18, of Spencer, WV, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Charleston Area Medical Center General Division in Charleston, West Virginia.

He was born May 03, 1995 in Spencer, WV, a son of Tammie Goff Reynolds and her husband, Rodney of Spencer and Kenneth Harris of Calhoun County, WV.

He was a recent graduate of Roane County High School.

Cody is also survived by his sister, Kendra Hayes of Spencer; brothers, Jordan Harris of Harmony, WV and Rodney Reynolds of Spencer; and his grandparents, Buddy and Sally Goff of Elizabeth, WV, Elmer and Faye Waggoner of Sand Ridge, WV, and Raymond and Katie Reynolds of Harmony.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, with Minister Toby Wagoner officiating.

Burial will be in the Craig Hill Cemetery on Craig Ridge near Spencer.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

High School Football Game Night - 10.11.13

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Vere “Bill” Eugene Brannon

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Vere “Bill” Eugene Brannon

Age 73, of Mineral Wells, WV, formerly of Grantsville, WV, passed away October 09, 2013 at Minnie Hamilton Health Systems after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, WV, the son of the late Denver Ray and Amy May Brannon.

He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was retired from Hardman’s and B. F. Goodrich.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Joanne (Sampson) Brannon; one daughter, Anetia (Mike) Wilson; one son, Carl (Judy) Brannon; three grandchildren, Amber Wilson (Joe Blair), Andrew Wilson, Berlisha (Jeffery) Miller; two great grandchildren, Hunter Blair and Olivia Brannon.

Also survived by sisters Betty Keen of Chloe, Carolyn Bailey of Orma, Mae Conley of Looneyville and Dottie Lou Parsons of Ohio. One brother, Larry Brannon of Spencer and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Randy Eugene Brannon. Three sisters, Ruth Boggs, Opal Cottrell and Erma Jean Brannon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013, 1:00 PM at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg with Rev. Kevin Church officiating.

Burial will follow in the Gibson Cemetery at Arnoldsburg with full military graveside rites.

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

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