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Kenneth Fleming Jarrett

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Kenneth Fleming Jarrett

entered his Heavenly Home on August 20, 2012, just 21 days before his ninety-seventh birthday.

He passed peacefully at his home in McWhorter, WV surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

He was born September 11, 1915 in Watson, WV, the second son of the late Arthur and Edna Earle (Bush) Jarrett.

Fairmont Senior High School was his alma mater.

Kay, as he was known, married the love of his life, Mary Helen Layne, July 30, 1938 in Cumberland, MD.

They were blessed with almost seventy-four years together before her passing on March 08, 2012.

They are survived by one son (Larry L. Jarrett and wife Joyce of McWhorter, WV) and four daughters (Karen K. Dees and husband Doug of Lake Jackson, TX, Susan E. James and husband Danny of Good Hope, WV, Mary E. “Beth” Jarrett-Reaser and husband Mark of Port Republic, MD, and Layna J. Jarrett of Cairo, WV and her companion Kenneth A. Gair of Wasilla, AK). Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren and their families, one great-great- grandson, and two expected great-great- grandchildren. He will be missed by several very special canine friends.
He is also survived by one brother (Clifford W. Jarrett and wife Mae of Eldora, WV), one special cousin (Louise Jarrett Miller of Fairmont, WV), and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters (Helen L. Cain and Ruby M. Jarrett), one brother (Fred D. Jarrett), two granddaughters, one grandson, and one great- granddaughter.

Kay’s children and many grandchildren were his pride and joy and he enjoyed nothing more than spending time with them. He loved family holiday gatherings and Sunday dinners featuring his fried chicken (which Mary Helen taught him to make!). He had strong principals and, together with Mary Helen, taught us the meaning of commitment and love. Education and training were important to him and he wanted them for his children. His gentleness with his children and grandchildren will long be remembered; he doctored many childhood cuts and scrapes with love and tenderness. He delighted when his grandchildren’s friends and neighbor’s children “adopted” him as their “Grandpa”. And as soon as anyone crossed his threshold, they were greeted with offers of candy and the question “Are you hungry?”.

To provide for his family, he worked many long hours without complaining. Kay was an accomplished and well-known electrician, welder, and mechanic and retired from the coal mining industry in July 1981 with forty-seven years of service. He was employed by The Virginia & Pittsburgh Coal & Coke Co., Pardee & Curtin Lumber Co., Indian Coal Co., Bethlehem Collieries Corp., Industrial Collieries Corp., Bethlehem Mines Corp., Consolidation Coal Co., and retired while at Bethlehem Steel Corp’s Century Mine #105. He was a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America for more than seventy-five years.

During World War II, Kay received a deferment because his skills were essential to the coal mining industry. However, he was a member of the Office of Civilian Defense’s United States Citizens Defense Corps and served the Watson (Fairmont), WV area as an Air Raid Warden.

After retirement, Kay loved visiting with his buddies, Jimmy and Woody, at the Lost Creek Farmers Service and especially enjoyed their visit with him in his home the day before his stroke. The family would like to give special thanks to his wonderful and compassionate caregivers: Pam Harris, Judi Flesher, Ruby Dennison, and Holly Dollman. We could not have asked for more loving care; may God richly bless each of you. His doctors (Dr. Maurice Rhodes, Dr. James DeMarco, Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Dr. Bradley Franz, and Dr. James Genin) have provided excellent care over the years, for which the family is truly grateful.

We also thank Amedysis Hospice Care for enabling Kay to remain at home until his passing. The support and care Kay and his family received from their RNs (Aaron, Yolanda, and Jennifer) and aides (Meredith and Amanda) were outstanding.

Although he will be greatly missed on Earth, we believe he has been welcomed to Heaven and we’ll treasure our memories of him always. “Death is not putting out the light; it is extinguishing the candle because the Dawn has come!”

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home at 730 N. Main Ave. in Weston, WV on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Benny Simmons officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Broad Run Cemetery of Jane Lew, WV.

The family has entrusted Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston with arrangements for Kenneth Fleming Jarrett.

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

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West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose four-tenths of a percentage point to 7.4% in July 2012.

Unemployment rates climbed in 20 counties as well.

Thirty-two counties reported falling unemployment rates in July.

Three counties, Jackson, Mineral, and Ohio, reported no change in their unemployment rates.

Counties with unemployment rates over 11% included Wirt (11.1%), Grant (11.1%), Webster (11.3%), Boone (11.8%), and Mason (12.2%).

Counties with unemployment rates less than s6% included Preston (5.9%), Lewis (5.7%), Monroe (5.6%), Putnam (5.4%), Jefferson (4.8%), and Monongalia (4.7%).

County Total Unemployed   Unemployment Rate
JUL-12 JUN-12 JUL-11 JUL-12 JUN-12 JUL-11
Braxton 480 490 480 9.1% 8.7% 8.3%
Calhoun 260 270 270 8.9% 9.1% 9.6%
Doddridge 200 210 220 6.2% 6.6% 6.9%
Gilmer 210 240 220 6.9% 7.1% 6.8%
Lewis 470 500 450 5.7% 6.0% 5.4%
Ritchie 290 330 360 6.5% 7.0% 8.0%
WV 58,300 59,400 61,600 7.2% 7.3% 7.6%

 

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County Total Nonfarm on Payroll   Goods Producing Employees   Service Providing Employees
JUL-12 JUN-12 JUL-11 JUL-12 JUN-12 JUL-11 JUL-12 JUN-12 JUL-11
Braxton 3,810 4,160 4,370 450 460 610 3,360 3,700 3,760
Calhoun 1,750 1,730 1,640 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Doddridge 1,280 1,350 1,310 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Gilmer 2,410 2,500 2,450 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Lewis 7,550 7,500 7,640 1,900 1,900 1,870 5,650 5,600 5,770
Ritchie 3,570 3,710 3,480 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......

Gilmer County Schools - Bus Schedules for 2012-13 School Year

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GILMER COUNTY SCHOOLS
BUS SCHEDULES
2012-2013
Run times are approximate and subject to change.
All Students need to be at designated bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled pick up.
GLENVILLE AREA
Bus #65 Darrel Ramsey
MORNING EVENING
7:10 County Line 3:15 Glenville Elementary School
7:20 Robert’s Service Center 3:25 Gilmer County High School
7:25 Mouth of Sinking Creek 3:33 Center St., Mineral Road, Sycamore
7:40 River Street 3:45 River Street
7:50 Sycamore 4:00 Mouth of Sinking Creek
7:55 Mineral Road 4:10 Robert’s Service Center
8:00 Gilmer County High School 4:20 County Line
8:10 Glenville Elementary School  
Bus #57 John Isenhart
MORNING EVENING
7:15 Trace Fork 3:15 Glenville Elementary School
7:25 Tanner School 3:18 Main Street (Elementary School Only)
7:37 Mouth of Third Run 3:20 Watch Me Grow Daycare
7:50 Gilmer County High School 3:25 Gilmer County High School
7:55 Main Street (Elementary School Only) 3:50 Mouth of Third Run
7:58 Watch Me Grow Daycare 3:55 Tanner School
8:05 Glenville Elementary School 4:00 Trace Fork
SAND FORK AREA
Bus #67 Glen Greathouse
MORNING EVENING
6:45 Turkey Fork 3:20 Sand Fork Elementary School
6:48 Tolar Fork 3:30 Mouth of Gluck Run
7:05 Dusk Camp 3:40 Duck Run (Transfer Bus #66)
7:22 Low Gap 3:43 Duck Run
7:25 Edna Street 3:55 Sand Fork Elementary School
7:28 Sand Fork Elementary School 4:00 Edna Street
7:40 Duck Run 4:10 Low Gap
7:50 Gluck Run (Transfer Bus #66) 4:15 Turkey Fork
8:02 Sand Fork Elementary School 4:27 Tolar Fork
4:34 Dusk Camp
Bus #66 Susie Kirkpatrick
MORNING EVENING
6:55 Gilmer Straight 3:15 Gilmer County High School
7:00 Copen 3:40 Duck Run (Transfer Bus #67)
7:10 Stout’s Mills 3:45 Lynch Run
7:15 Head of Sliding 3:55 Marge Burke Bridge
7:20 Route 5 4:00 Sand Fork Elementary School
7:25 Sand Fork Elementary School 4:05 Route 5
7:30 Marge Burke Bridge 4:10 Head of Sliding
7:40 Lynch Run 4:15 Stout’s Mills
7:50 Appcon (Transfer Bus #67) 4:25 Copen
7:55 Glenville Elementary School 4:40 Gilmer Straight
8:05 Gilmer County High School  
Bus #68 Tim White
MORNING EVENING
7:11 Right Fork Ellis 3:10 Sand Fork Elementary School
7:25 Ellis 3:30 Gilmer County High School
7:45 Head of Joe’s Run 3:40 Glenville Elementary School
7:50 Sand Fork Elementary School 3:50 Sand Fork Elementary School
8:05 Gilmer County High School 4:00 Head of Joe’s Run
4:20 Ellis
4:30 Right Fork Ellis
Bus #62 Randy Hitt
MORNING EVENING
7:05 Rocky Fork 3:30 Gilmer County High School
7:34 Indian Fork 3:35 Main Street (High School Only)
7:41 Upper Sand Fork (Bridge) 3:50 Sand Fork Elementary School
7:45 Mouth of Ellis 4:00 Mouth of Ellis
7:55 Sand Fork Elementary School 4:04 Upper Sand Fork (Bridge)
8:05 Main Street (High School Only) 4:11 Indian Fork
8:10 Gilmer County High School 4:35 Rocky Fork
NORMANTOWN AREA
Bus #64 Colin Hartshorn
MORNING EVENING
6:50 Rosedale 3:30 Gilmer County High School
7:10 Head of Tanner (#4) 3:53 Normantown Elementary School
7:33 Aunt Minnie’s Farm 4:03 Route 33/119
7:38 Route 33/119 4:08 Aunt Minnie’s Farm
7:45 Normantown Elementary School 4:41 Mouth of Tanner (#4)
8:15 Gilmer County High School 4:51 Tanner
Bus #56 Dean Baringer
MORNING EVENING
6:50 Lower Level Run (Turnaround) 3:23 Normantown Elementary School
6:55 Cedarville Store 3:38 Mouth of Cedar Creek (Transfer Bus #70)
7:03 Leatherbark 3:50 Head of Spruce Run
7:20 Head of Bull Run (Turnaround) 4:00 Cedar Creek State Park
7:30 Cedar Creek State Park 4:10 Head of Bull Run
7:40 Head of Spruce Run 4:20 Head of Leatherbark
7:46 Mouth of Cedar Creek (Transfer #70) 4:32 Cedarville Store
8:10 Normantown Elementary School 4:38 Lower Level Run
Bus #63 James Hacker
MORNING EVENING
6:50 Mouth of Cub Fork 3:15 Glenville Elementary School
6:53 Perkins Hill Bridge 3:25 Gilmer County High School
7:04 Hunter Run Road & Steer Creek 3:32 Brooklyn
7:07 Turn at Sherwoods 3:40 Camden Flats
7:19 Head of Steer Run (Jim Moss) 3:56 Normantown Elementary School
7:30 Mouth of Steer Run 3:58 Mouth of Steer Run
7:37 Normantown Elementary School 4:15 Turn at Sherwoods
7:53 Camden Flats 4:19 Hunter Run Road/Steer Creek
8:00 Brooklyn 4:25 Perkin’s Hill Bridge
8:05 Gilmer County High School 4:32 Cub Fork
8:10 Glenville Elementary School  
Bus #70 Mike Hill
MORNING EVENING
6:55 Head of Laurel Run 3:27 Gilmer County High School
7:06 Mouth of Flat Run 3:35 Mouth of Cedar Creek (Transfer Bus #56)
7:20 Mouth of Popular Lick 3:45 Grass Run (Transfer Bus #60)
7:35 Normantown Elementary School 3:50 Normantown Elementary School
7:42 Mouth of Grass Run (Transfer Bus #60) 4:10 Mouth of Poplar Lick
7:46 Mouth of Cedar Creek (Transfer Bus #56) 4:25 Laurel Run
8:05 Gilmer County High School 4:30 Flat Run
Bus #60 Virgil Meadows
MORNING EVENING
6:41 Chestnut Lick 3:25 Normantown Elementary School
6:56 Mouth of Chestnut Lick 3:45 Mouth of Grass Run (Bus #70 Transfer)
7:06 Stumptown 4:00 Grass Run
7:16 Mouth of Owens Run 4:10 Normantown Elementary School
7:20 Normantown Elementary School 4:25 Mouth of Owens Run
7:36 Grass Run 4:35 Stumptown
7:42 Mouth of Grass Run (Bus #70 Transfers) 4:45 Mouth of Chestnut Lick
8:06 Normantown Elementary School 4:55 Chestnut Lick
TROY AREA
Bus #59 Kelvin Sprouse
MORNING EVENING
6:50 Head of Big Run Road 3:30 Gilmer County High School
7:00 End of Coning’s Straight 3:45 Baldwin Church (Transfer Bus #55)
7:15 Troy Elementary School 4:00 Fink Creek Road
7:25 Head of Hemlock Road 4:08 Hemlock Road
7:35 Linn (Transfer Bus #55) 4:35 End of Coning’s Straight
8:01 Glenville Elementary School
8:07 Gilmer County High School
 
Bus #61 Sam Perrin
MORNING EVENING
6:55 County Line on Route 9 3:30 Gilmer County High School
6:58 Route 9 3:33 Beverly Drive
7:08 Tanner Creek Road 3:50 Troy Elementary School
7:13 Jesse’s Run 4:10 Newberne
7:25 Newberne 4:20 Jesse’s Run
7:45 Troy Elementary School 4:25 Tanner Creek Road
8:05 Beverly Drive 4:35 Route 9
8:10 Gilmer County High School  
Bus #55 Todd Stewart
MORNING EVENING
6:30 Upper Horn Creek 3:25 Troy Elementary School
6:35 Cox’s Mills 3:45 Baldwin Church (Transfer Bus #59)
6:45 Auburn 3:55 Dowell
6:58 Lower Horn Creek 4:15 Cox’s Mills
7:15 Dowell 4:25 Auburn
7:36 Linn (Transfers with Bus #59) 4:35 Upper Horn Creek
7:45 Troy Elementary School  
Revised 08.07.12 - Joe Frashure

Denver Warren Sinnett

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Denver Warren Sinnett

Age 87, Harrisville, WV (Washburn Community) went home to be with the Lord on his 87th birthday, on August 18, 2012, at CCMC Memorial Campus.

Denver was born August 18, 1925 on Indian Creek in Ritchie County, a son of the late Herbert and Jeno (Moats) Sinnett.

He retired from Babcock & Wilcox of Barberton, OH in 1977 after 30 years of service as a welder. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, and a life member of Harris-Ritchie Post #3554. Denver greatly enjoyed carpentry, camping, hunting and fishing, 4 wheeler riding, and would help anyone who needed anything.

He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Aribell (McDonald) Sinnett; daughters, Brenda Myers; Phyllis Ruther (Donald) both of Norton, OH; Sandra Sinnett of Cleveland, OH; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter; sister, Wilma Jean Delancey (Buss), Sistersville, WV, and brother, Orval Sinnett (Maryln) of Harrisville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Edward & Herbert, Jr. Sinnett and his sister, Mary Geraldine Tustin.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at the Bethany United Methodist Church (Goff’s Road) near Harrisville, WV with the Rev. John Frum officiating.

Burial will follow in the Bethany UM Church Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by Harris-Ritchie Post #3554.

Friends may call the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday at the church.

Lyndon Louis Collins

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Lyndon Louis Collins

Age 76, of Bridgeport, WV, departed this life on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV.

He was born January 13, 1936, in Pennsboro, WV, the son of the late William F. and Cartha A. Dotson Collins.

Lyndon had retired from the Consolidated Natural Gas Company as a purchaser. He was owner and operator of the Bridgeport Awning Company.

He was a Methodist by faith.

He was a member of the Harmony Lodge #59 A.F. & A.M., Pennsboro, Nemesis Shrine, Parkersburg, WV, O’Dell S. Long Lodge #25, Pennsboro, Commandary Lodge #20, Pennsboro, and the Clarksburg Elks Club. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting and watching sporting events, especially the W.V.U. Mountaineers. A great joy of his was to watch his grandson play sports.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Stacie Goff (Scott), Harrisville, WV; brothers and sister-in-laws, Floyd Collins (Mary Lee), Williamstown, WV and Neal Collins (Lila), Pennsboro, WV; grandson, Wyatt S. Goff; nieces Pam Farrell and Penny Claire; nephew, Brett Collins; many friends and a special neighbor Annie Pinti.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Collins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012, from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. John Frum officiating.

Burial will follow in the Gnats Run Cemetery, near Pennsboro, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, between the hours of 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on the day of the service.

Burnt House: Spaghetti Benefit Dinner – Sunday, 08.19.12

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A spaghetti benefit dinner for Derrick Huff and his daughter Hailey Huff has been scheduled.

They lost 90% of their possessions to a house fire and the funds that are raised will be to help them get in to a new place and replenish what they have lost.

The dinner will be held at the Burnt House Community Building on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 12:00 PM until around 4:00 PM.

The menu will be Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, desserts and drinks.

We are trying to line up someone to play music but do not know yet who it will be.

Jason Campbell

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Jason Campbell

Age 38, of Ellenboro, WV, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Pullman, WV, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born July 27, 1974, a son of John A. and Linda James Campbell of Pullman, WV.

Jason was an 18 year employee of Simonton Windows, Ellenboro, WV, working in the shipping and receiving department. He was a 1992 graduate of Ritchie County High School and attended West Virginia University at Parkersburg. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church of Ellenboro, WV.

Jason is known by his family and friends as a man who worked hard to provide for his family. Jason was committed to providing beyond material needs, he was determined to teach his children the value of family and hard work. He spent many days fishing with his children and cutting and preparing firewood. In addition to spending time with his family, Jason’s other passions included hunting, fishing, and riding 4-wheelers.

In addition to his parents, Jason is survived by his wife, whom he married, November 02, 1996, Kristie Lewis Campbell; five children of the home: Emily Rose, Logan Daniel, Chloe Jo, CaDan Lewis, and Ava Lynn; one sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Tracy Knight; one nephew, Morgan Knight; mother-in-law, Maxine Lewis; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Steve and Kimberly Lewis, Nancy and Dave Broce and Jackie and Frank Hall.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rhea and Freeman Campbell, and Paul and Sylvia James; father-in-law, Dan Lewis; sister-in-law Terri Lewis; and brother-in-law, Dennie Shepherd.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 2:00 PM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV; with the Pastor Robert Perine officiating.

Internment will immediately follow the service at the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, August 18, between the hours of 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and after 11:00 AM on the day of the service.

R. Oren Clark

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R. Oren Clark

Age 74, of Macfarlan, Ritchie County, WV died August 15, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

He was born May 17, 1938 in Macfarlan, the son of the late William Russell and Grace Mae Haynes Clark.

Oren graduated from Harrisville High School and attended Ohio Valley College. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked as a supervisor at G.E. Plastics, formerly Borg Warner.

Oren is survived by sisters, Irene Nutt (Lawrence) of Parkersburg, Veda Bradford (Bill) of Shinnston, and Joy Lanham (Ross) of Elizabeth; brother, Olis Clark (Naomi) of Macfarlan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorena Woodford and brother, Keldon Clark.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Jim Sanders officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery with military rites by Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 VFW.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

Gilmer County Schools - Bus Schedules for 2012-13 School Year

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GILMER COUNTY SCHOOLS
BUS SCHEDULES
2012-2013
Run times are approximate and subject to change.
All Students need to be at designated bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled pick up.
GLENVILLE AREA
Bus #65 Darrel Ramsey
MORNING EVENING
7:10 County Line 3:15 Glenville Elementary School
7:20 Robert’s Service Center 3:25 Gilmer County High School
7:25 Mouth of Sinking Creek 3:33 Center St., Mineral Road, Sycamore
7:40 River Street 3:45 River Street
7:50 Sycamore 4:00 Mouth of Sinking Creek
7:55 Mineral Road 4:10 Robert’s Service Center
8:00 Gilmer County High School 4:20 County Line
8:10 Glenville Elementary School  
Bus #57 John Isenhart
MORNING EVENING
7:15 Trace Fork 3:15 Glenville Elementary School
7:25 Tanner School 3:18 Main Street (Elementary School Only)
7:37 Mouth of Third Run 3:20 Watch Me Grow Daycare
7:50 Gilmer County High School 3:25 Gilmer County High School
7:55 Main Street (Elementary School Only) 3:50 Mouth of Third Run
7:58 Watch Me Grow Daycare 3:55 Tanner School
8:05 Glenville Elementary School 4:00 Trace Fork
SAND FORK AREA
Bus #67 Glen Greathouse
MORNING EVENING
6:45 Turkey Fork 3:20 Sand Fork Elementary School
6:48 Tolar Fork 3:30 Mouth of Gluck Run
7:05 Dusk Camp 3:40 Duck Run (Transfer Bus #66)
7:22 Low Gap 3:43 Duck Run
7:25 Edna Street 3:55 Sand Fork Elementary School
7:28 Sand Fork Elementary School 4:00 Edna Street
7:40 Duck Run 4:10 Low Gap
7:50 Gluck Run (Transfer Bus #66) 4:15 Turkey Fork
8:02 Sand Fork Elementary School 4:27 Tolar Fork
4:34 Dusk Camp
Bus #66 Susie Kirkpatrick
MORNING EVENING
6:55 Gilmer Straight 3:15 Gilmer County High School
7:00 Copen 3:40 Duck Run (Transfer Bus #67)
7:10 Stout’s Mills 3:45 Lynch Run
7:15 Head of Sliding 3:55 Marge Burke Bridge
7:20 Route 5 4:00 Sand Fork Elementary School
7:25 Sand Fork Elementary School 4:05 Route 5
7:30 Marge Burke Bridge 4:10 Head of Sliding
7:40 Lynch Run 4:15 Stout’s Mills
7:50 Appcon (Transfer Bus #67) 4:25 Copen
7:55 Glenville Elementary School 4:40 Gilmer Straight
8:05 Gilmer County High School  
Bus #68 Tim White
MORNING EVENING
7:11 Right Fork Ellis 3:10 Sand Fork Elementary School
7:25 Ellis 3:30 Gilmer County High School
7:45 Head of Joe’s Run 3:40 Glenville Elementary School
7:50 Sand Fork Elementary School 3:50 Sand Fork Elementary School
8:05 Gilmer County High School 4:00 Head of Joe’s Run
4:20 Ellis
4:30 Right Fork Ellis
Bus #62 Randy Hitt
MORNING EVENING
7:05 Rocky Fork 3:30 Gilmer County High School
7:34 Indian Fork 3:35 Main Street (High School Only)
7:41 Upper Sand Fork (Bridge) 3:50 Sand Fork Elementary School
7:45 Mouth of Ellis 4:00 Mouth of Ellis
7:55 Sand Fork Elementary School 4:04 Upper Sand Fork (Bridge)
8:05 Main Street (High School Only) 4:11 Indian Fork
8:10 Gilmer County High School 4:35 Rocky Fork
NORMANTOWN AREA
Bus #64 Colin Hartshorn
MORNING EVENING
6:50 Rosedale 3:30 Gilmer County High School
7:10 Head of Tanner (#4) 3:53 Normantown Elementary School
7:33 Aunt Minnie’s Farm 4:03 Route 33/119
7:38 Route 33/119 4:08 Aunt Minnie’s Farm
7:45 Normantown Elementary School 4:41 Mouth of Tanner (#4)
8:15 Gilmer County High School 4:51 Tanner
Bus #56 Dean Baringer
MORNING EVENING
6:50 Lower Level Run (Turnaround) 3:23 Normantown Elementary School
6:55 Cedarville Store 3:38 Mouth of Cedar Creek (Transfer Bus #70)
7:03 Leatherbark 3:50 Head of Spruce Run
7:20 Head of Bull Run (Turnaround) 4:00 Cedar Creek State Park
7:30 Cedar Creek State Park 4:10 Head of Bull Run
7:40 Head of Spruce Run 4:20 Head of Leatherbark
7:46 Mouth of Cedar Creek (Transfer #70) 4:32 Cedarville Store
8:10 Normantown Elementary School 4:38 Lower Level Run
Bus #63 James Hacker
MORNING EVENING
6:50 Mouth of Cub Fork 3:15 Glenville Elementary School
6:53 Perkins Hill Bridge 3:25 Gilmer County High School
7:04 Hunter Run Road & Steer Creek 3:32 Brooklyn
7:07 Turn at Sherwoods 3:40 Camden Flats
7:19 Head of Steer Run (Jim Moss) 3:56 Normantown Elementary School
7:30 Mouth of Steer Run 3:58 Mouth of Steer Run
7:37 Normantown Elementary School 4:15 Turn at Sherwoods
7:53 Camden Flats 4:19 Hunter Run Road/Steer Creek
8:00 Brooklyn 4:25 Perkin’s Hill Bridge
8:05 Gilmer County High School 4:32 Cub Fork
8:10 Glenville Elementary School  
Bus #70 Mike Hill
MORNING EVENING
6:55 Head of Laurel Run 3:27 Gilmer County High School
7:06 Mouth of Flat Run 3:35 Mouth of Cedar Creek (Transfer Bus #56)
7:20 Mouth of Popular Lick 3:45 Grass Run (Transfer Bus #60)
7:35 Normantown Elementary School 3:50 Normantown Elementary School
7:42 Mouth of Grass Run (Transfer Bus #60) 4:10 Mouth of Poplar Lick
7:46 Mouth of Cedar Creek (Transfer Bus #56) 4:25 Laurel Run
8:05 Gilmer County High School 4:30 Flat Run
Bus #60 Virgil Meadows
MORNING EVENING
6:41 Chestnut Lick 3:25 Normantown Elementary School
6:56 Mouth of Chestnut Lick 3:45 Mouth of Grass Run (Bus #70 Transfer)
7:06 Stumptown 4:00 Grass Run
7:16 Mouth of Owens Run 4:10 Normantown Elementary School
7:20 Normantown Elementary School 4:25 Mouth of Owens Run
7:36 Grass Run 4:35 Stumptown
7:42 Mouth of Grass Run (Bus #70 Transfers) 4:45 Mouth of Chestnut Lick
8:06 Normantown Elementary School 4:55 Chestnut Lick
TROY AREA
Bus #59 Kelvin Sprouse
MORNING EVENING
6:50 Head of Big Run Road 3:30 Gilmer County High School
7:00 End of Coning’s Straight 3:45 Baldwin Church (Transfer Bus #55)
7:15 Troy Elementary School 4:00 Fink Creek Road
7:25 Head of Hemlock Road 4:08 Hemlock Road
7:35 Linn (Transfer Bus #55) 4:35 End of Coning’s Straight
8:01 Glenville Elementary School
8:07 Gilmer County High School
 
Bus #61 Sam Perrin
MORNING EVENING
6:55 County Line on Route 9 3:30 Gilmer County High School
6:58 Route 9 3:33 Beverly Drive
7:08 Tanner Creek Road 3:50 Troy Elementary School
7:13 Jesse’s Run 4:10 Newberne
7:25 Newberne 4:20 Jesse’s Run
7:45 Troy Elementary School 4:25 Tanner Creek Road
8:05 Beverly Drive 4:35 Route 9
8:10 Gilmer County High School  
Bus #55 Todd Stewart
MORNING EVENING
6:30 Upper Horn Creek 3:25 Troy Elementary School
6:35 Cox’s Mills 3:45 Baldwin Church (Transfer Bus #59)
6:45 Auburn 3:55 Dowell
6:58 Lower Horn Creek 4:15 Cox’s Mills
7:15 Dowell 4:25 Auburn
7:36 Linn (Transfers with Bus #59) 4:35 Upper Horn Creek
7:45 Troy Elementary School  
Revised 08.07.12 - Joe Frashure

Dwain E. Siers

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Dwain E. Siers

Age 74, of Cleveland, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on August 02, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Harrisville, WV on April 21, 1938, the son of the late Ermine and Mildred White Siers.

He was raised in Calhoun County, WV.

He was a retired foreman and equipment operator for Alcoa, Cleveland, Ohio. He was a United States Navy Veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Diana; one son, Gary Siers and wife, Nadine; one daughter, Marcy Frank and husband, Bob; four grandchildren, C.J Selina and Savannah Siers, Brittany Reeves and Amanda Frank. Also three great grandchildren; four brothers; Kenneth Siers of Grantsville, WV; Eugene Siers of Wilmington, NC; Denny Siers of Maumee, Ohio; Gail Siers of Elizabeth’ WV; seven sisters; Jean Ann Wilson of Fayetteville, WV; Juanita Shaffer of Walton, WV; Sharon Radabaugh of St. Clairsville, Ohio; Shirley Allen of Minerva, Ohio; Becki Whitlock of Powellton, WV; Linda Peck and Barbara Siers, both of Grantsville, WV.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, June Siers; two brothers, Edsel and Bill Siers.

Services were held at Bodnar-Mahoney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cleveland, Ohio.

Burial will be on September 14th in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio, with full military honors.

David W. Foster Sr.

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David W. Foster Sr.

Age 61, of Cairo, WV, departed this life on Monday, August 06, 2012, at Louise A. Johnson VA Hospital, Clarksburg, WV

He was born August 09, 1950, at Harrisville, WV, the son of the late Ralph and Esta Arlene Winans Foster.

David was an electrician having worked for Starr Woodworking and Garrett Construction, both of Harrisville, WV.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a 1969 graduate of Harrisville High School and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was a member of the St. Lukes United Methodist Church, Harrisville, WV.

David is survived by his wife, Roberta Barr Foster; son, David W. Foster Jr., Cairo, WV; daughters, Denise Lynn Echard, Harrisville, WV, Cheryl Frazier and Theresa Hartness, both of Cairo, WV and Kenda Godfrey, Auburn, WV; brothers, Eddie, Fred, Larry and Mark Foster, all of Harrisville, WV; Chuck Foster, Vienna, WV, John Foster, Cairo, WV and Randy Foster, Tijeras, NM; sisters, Helen Lonas, Ellenboro, WV; Jane Hall, Rainelle, WV; Mary Lou Ross, Harrisville, WV and Diane Bumgardner, Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, David “Boogie”, Nicole, Cloe, Isaac, Isabel, Dillon, Devan, Haley, James, Marisa, Landon and Whitney.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Joan Junkins and Loretta Spirito.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 08, at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV, at 1:00 PM with the Rev. John Frum and the Rev. Mitchell Richards officiating.

Interment will follow in the Harrisville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on the day of the service.

Burnt House: Spaghetti Benefit Dinner – 08.19.12

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A spaghetti benefit dinner for Derrick Huff and his daughter Hailey Huff has been scheduled.

They lost 90% of their possessions to a house fire and the funds that are raised will be to help them get in to a new place and replenish what they have lost.

The dinner will be held at the Burnt House Community Building on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 12:00 PM until around 4:00 PM.

The menu will be Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, desserts and drinks.

We are trying to line up someone to play music but do not know yet who it will be.

David Kent Cogar

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David Kent Cogar

Age 72, of Harrisville, WV, passed away on May 01, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

He was born February 13, 1940, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Edward and Mildred Maxwell Cogar.

Dave graduated from Tanner High School in Gilmer County, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii from 1960-1962.

He retired after 27 years of service from E.I. DuPont Co., Washington Works, as an extruder operator.

He enjoyed playing guitar, hunting and the outdoors.

He was a Baptist by faith.

He is survived by one brother, John (Connie) Cogar of Parkersburg; two sisters, Regina Lewis and Linda Cogar, both of Parkersburg; and five nephews, Tim and Terry Lewis, Daron Cogar, John P. Cogar and Matthew S. Cogar.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be 11:00 AM August 11, 2012 at Job’s Temple Church picnic shelter in Glenville, WV.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Job’s Temple Church, c/o Louella Stalnaker, 9 Lorentz Dr., Glenville, WV 26351.

Mountaineer Gas Asks For Rate Reduction

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Lower natural gas prices could lead to lower gas bills, this winter, for Mountaineer Gas customers.

On Thursday, Mountaineer Gas officials filed a request with the state Public Service Commission for a reduction to the purchased gas rate part of its rate structure.

That covers what the company pays for natural gas.

If the request is approved, company officials estimate the average customer’s bill will drop by $6.78 a month, almost 11%.

In a year’s time, the savings could add up to more than $80.

However, another part of what you pay for natural gas could alter that amount.

That other part is the company’s base rate.

A request for an almost 5% increase to the base rate for Mountaineer Gas customers is still pending.

If approved, average bills would go up by about $40 a year.

The PSC will make decisions on those requests, which could average out to about $40 in savings annually, later this year.

Mountaineer Gas has 226,000 customers in 48 of West Virginia’s counties including our area counties.

John Henry Koehnlein, Jr.

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John Henry Koehnlein, Jr.

Age 76, of Pennsboro, WV, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at CCMC, St. Joseph’s Campus.

John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

He was born May 09, 1936 in Clarksburg, WV, a son of the late Henry and Carrie (Nutter) Koehnlein, Sr.

He was a proud graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1955 where he excelled in football and baseball. He was retired from the former Union Carbide plant in Sistersville, WV, after 41 years of service as a chemical operator. As a young boy he was a newspaper delivery boy for the Parkersburg News and also worked at the former Penn Theater of Pennsboro. John was an avid fast pitch softball player in Ritchie County and spent many years coaching Pop Warner football, Little League and T-ball for the kids in Pennsboro. He greatly enjoyed bluegrass music and westerns and had a great love for the family farm in Mountain, WV, where he would spend many hours on his John Deere tractor mowing the many acres for his family to enjoy.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Donna Jean (Howard) Koehnlein; daughter, Susan Ridgeway (Rick), Pennsboro; grandchildren, Amber and Ryan Jones, Anthony, Brett, and Sarah Ridgeway; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Harper Ridgeway; sisters, Eleanor Goff and Mary Ellen “Peggy” Mahaney, both of Pennsboro; Carolyn Gibbs, Torch, Ohio; Betty Murphy, Columbus, Ohio; his special cat, Tom, along with many special friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Michael Koehnlein and son in law, Gary Jones.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

Burial will follow in the Mount Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro.

Friends may call the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 03, 2012.

The family requests that donations in John’s name be made to the Pennsboro High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

Carrie Susie (Sue) Stonestreet Kuhn

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Carrie Susie (Sue) Stonestreet Kuhn

of Gaithersburg, MD, died peacefully, with family at her side, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Wilson Health Care Center, Asbury Methodist Village. She was 94 years old.

Sue was born on October 18, 1917, in Braxton County, WV, to the late Anna Susan Carroll and Letcher Shelton Stonestreet.

She is also preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Paul W. Kuhn, Sr. (1964), her brothers Virgil Stonestreet and Russell Stonestreet, and sisters Hazel Faust and Joan Lassiter.

One brother, Earl Stonestreet, of Rootstown, OH, and four sisters, Opal Smith, of Gassaway, WV, Gladys Metz, of Fairmont, WV, Glenda Lemon, of Smithsville, WV, and Alma Boles, of Ravenna, OH, survive.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Brenda K. Bickel, of Alexandria, VA, her son, Paul W. Kuhn, Jr., grandson Bartlett Bickel, of Washington, DC, granddaughter Molly and husband Christopher Pearce, great granddaughter Anna Pearce and great grandson Benjamin Pearce, also of Alexandria, VA. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Mary McCoy, of Gahanna, OH, Elsie Stonestreet, of Lincoln, NE, and many loved nieces and nephews.

Sue’s West Virginia roots ran deep and long. She spent her early years and most of her married life in Gassaway, Fairmont and Morgantown, before residing briefly in Oklahoma. Her best memories were of growing up in the country in a large family that grows closer and stronger with the passing years. She would never miss the annual family reunion that has convened for the past 50 years and she always eagerly awaited the arrival of the family Round Robin letter, also continuing for more than 50 years. Sue was a long time member of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, where she was instrumental in providing the residence for the Susanna Wesley House program for formerly homeless women. She reconnected with many members of the Foundry Family upon moving to Asbury Methodist Village, at which time she transferred to nearby Grace United Methodist Church. Among other involvements there, she was active with the group that volunteered at the Lord’s Table Soup Kitchen. At Asbury Sue also volunteered at the Bargain Mart, the Williamsburg Lane Clothes Closet, and other causes she supported. She spoke often of enjoying the opportunities for learning, socializing and remaining physically active and engaged while a member of the Asbury community. A lifelong Democrat, Sue followed developments in domestic politics and international affairs closely. Sue loved to travel and especially enjoyed the Passion Play at Oberammergau, visits to Israel, Egypt, Ireland, and a church-sponsored cruise to Alaska. In later years it was in her garden that Sue pursued her passion and found peace. She spent many hours there enjoying the diversion and was always generous in sharing the products of her labor with family and friends.

Sue’s professional life included a house mother position at Chi Omega sorority, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; resident manager of Agnes Edwards House, University of Southwest Louisiana, Lafayette; and Laboure Hall resident manager at Providence Hospital, Washington, DC, from which she retired as a Department Head after 15 years of employment.

At Sue’s request she has been cremated.

There will be a memorial celebration of her life on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 2:00 PM in the Guild Memorial Chapel, 211 Russell Avenue, at Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD.

Donations in Sue’s memory can be sent to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 or to the Arthritis Foundation, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Perry DeWayne Collins

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Perry DeWayne Collins

Age 53 of Pennsboro passed away July 15, 2012 at his residence.

He was born August 12, 1958 in Parkersburg, a son of the late Rymer Collins and Margaret (Ankrom) Delancey.

Perry had previously worked in the Timber industry and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving is a daughter Heather Mossor of Salem, siblings: Billie Lipscomb of Greenwood, Janice Kelley of Darnstown, MD, Charles Collins of Sod, WV, Edward Leon Collins of Florida and Mary Lou Simon of Akron, OH, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Donald Brake and Marty Collins and sister Marsha Collins.

In following Perry’s wishes, he was cremated.

A gathering of friends and family will be at the Real Life Ministries Church in Greenwood August 12, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses.

McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home is assisting the family with cremation services.

Webinars on Disaster Assistance after Storm

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The West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will conduct a series of webinar applicant briefings for counties and cities impacted by the severe June 29/July 01, 2012 storm and straight-line winds event.

The purpose of these briefings is to provide information necessary for accessing Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The PA program assists local governments and certain private nonprofits with restoring public infrastructure to pre-disaster conditions, while the HMGP provides funds for mitigation projects that will eliminate future risk to lives and property from natural hazards.

These briefings are intended for the public officials who will be directly responsible for managing recovery operations, receiving and accounting for federal and state funds.

Auditors, public works directors, road supervisors and emergency managers are especially encouraged to participate.

Three separate applicant briefings webinars are scheduled, including 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM Tuesday; and 2:00 PM Wednesday.

Local governments or private nonprofit organizations can gain access to the webinar, as well as ask questions regarding the briefings, by contacting their local office of emergency management.

The webinars will discuss assistance to local governments only for the following 45 counties: Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming.

Kathaleen J. Mason

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Kathaleen J. Mason

Age 82 of Pennsboro, WV passed away July 28, 2012 at Pineview Nursing Facility in Harrisville.

She was born July 07, 1930 in Akron, OH a daughter of the late John Lanham Sr. and Sylvia Lanham.

Mrs. Mason was employed in the garment industry and had worked at Cairo, Pennsboro and Harrisville factories. She was a graduate of Cairo High School and was a member of the Eastern Star of Cairo.

She was a member of the Pennsboro United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her son Ronnie Mason of Pennsboro and brother John Lanham Jr. of Davisville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Offa D. Mason.

Funeral services will be Tuesday 11:00 AM at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro with Pastor Kelly Martin officiating.

Interment will follow at the Cairo Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

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