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Governor Tomblin Announces Justice and Community Service Program Grant Awards

The Gilmer Free Press

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the awarding of $12,769,410 in total grant funds to 157 justice and community service programs statewide. Grant funding will be used to develop new and innovative programming and enhance existing initiatives to further safeguard West Virginia’s communities and state justice system.

The total grant funding was allocated to programs offered by the Division of Justice and Community Service as follows:

  • $1,643,815 in Child Advocacy Center Grant Funds, 21 grantees;
  • $6,498,744 in WV Community Corrections Grant Funds, 25 grantees;
  • $2,873,850 in Victims of Crime Act Program Grant Funds, 56 grantees;
  • $163,676 in Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Funds, seven grantees;
  • $184,000 in Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Title II Program Grant Funds, 9 grantees;
  • $1,352,325 in Justice Assistance Grant Funds, 36 grantees;
  • $53,000 in Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program Grant Funds, three grantees.

Funding was awarded by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services to the following Child Advocacy Center Grant recipients:

BOONE, LINCOLN
Cornerstone Family Interventions, Inc.
$43,350
Funds will be used for the implementation of the Child Advocacy Center in order to ensure a comprehensive investigative team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, child-friendly setting and provide/facilitate mental health interventions and victim advocacy services.

GREENBRIER, POCAHONTAS, MONROE
Child and Youth Advocacy Center
$102,609

Funds will provide the facility, the staff and support necessary for a coordinated multidisciplinary response for the investigation and intervention of allegations of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse in Greenbrier County.

HANCOCK, BROOKE
Hancock-Brooke County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
$87,387
Funds will be used to provide and coordinate child centered, site-based services to victims of child maltreatment in Brooke and Hancock Counties. Funds will also ensure each case has the full support of the multidisciplinary team, making certain each child receives services that will protect them from further harm and trauma.

HARRISON
Harrison County Child Advocacy Center
$73,700

Funds will be used for a child-focused, facility-based program in Harrison County where representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases to prevent further victimization of children.

JEFFERSON, BERKELEY, MORGAN
Children’s Home Society of West Virginia
$100,806

Funds will be used for a child-focused program that encourages a multidisciplinary team approach to the investigation and treatment of child abuse, in turn strengthening and coordinating the community’s response to child abuse in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties.

KANAWHA
CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, Inc.
$89,122

Funds will be used to expand services at the Kanawha County center in order to become accredited by the National Children’s Alliance.

LOGAN
Logan County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
$86,585

Funds will provide site based services to victims of child maltreatment and ensure each case has the full support of the multidisciplinary team, thereby decreasing trauma and increasing support in Logan County.

MARION
Marion County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
$75,102

Funds will be used to provide a safe place in Marion County for children who are victims of sexual and physical abuse to have their stories clearly heard and begin the healing process.

MCDOWELL
Stop the Hurt, Inc.
$70,814
Funds will be used to enhance and strengthen McDowell County’s multidisciplinary team approach to investigation, prosecution and providing direct services to children of abuse and neglect.

MERCER
Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc.
$82,179

Funds will be used to expand and improve services by providing training opportunities to the multidisciplinary team and staff, and improving intervention and prevention programming at the Mercer County Child Advocacy Center.

MINERAL
Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc.
$71,831

Funds will be used for a facility-based community partnership which provides intake, investigation and follow-up services for victims of child abuse ages 3-17 in Mineral County.

MONONGALIA

Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
$76,771
Funds will be used to provide center-based services to child abuse victims including forensic interviews and evaluations, advocacy, education, referrals, therapy and coordinating Monongalia County’s multidisciplinary response to investigations and interventions for child abuse victims.

NICHOLAS, BRAXTON, WEBSTER
Nicholas County Family Resource Network
$99,137
Funds will be used to provide the Braxton, Webster and Nicholas Counties’ multidisciplinary investigative team a child friendly environment for children who have been sexually or physically abused.

OHIO, MARSHALL
Harmony House, Inc.
$90,792
Funds will be used to provide victim services such as advocacy, forensic interviews and mental health and medical referrals/services for children in Ohio and Marshall Counties.

PRESTON
Preston County Caring Council FRN
$29,997
Funds will be used to support the Tygart Valley Regional Child Advocacy Center’s ongoing development.

RALEIGH, FAYETTE, WYOMING
Just for Kids, Inc.
$108,083
Funds will be used to provide and coordinate a culturally competent, site-based, multidisciplinary team centered investigation and intervention for children alleging criminal abuse.

RANDOLPH, TUCKER
Randolph-Tucker County Children’s Advocacy Centers
$85,384
Funds will be used for a staff person who will provide training opportunities to the multidisciplinary team and other staff members and strengthen the overall program at the Randolph and Tucker County Child Advocacy Centers.

SUMMERS
REACHH-Family Resource Center
$69,294
Funds will be used for a program coordinator to ensure services will be expanded at the Summers County Child Advocacy Center.

TYLER, WETZEL
Wetzel County Commission
$80,043
Funds will be used to reduce the traumatic effects of abuse, protect children from maltreatment, seek justice for child victims, investigate abuse as a team and strengthen the community’s ability to nurture children, while keeping the comfort and safety of the child the first priority in Tyler and Wetzel Counties.

UPSHUR
Mountain CAP of West Virginia, Inc.
$70,829
Funds will be used to provide a unified system of response to allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse and/or neglect, while also providing a safe, neutral, child-friendly site where additional trauma for the victim is significantly reduced.

STATEWIDE
West Virginia Child Advocacy Network
$50,000
Funds will be used for state staff to nurture and support the growth, development and continuation of Child Advocacy Centers and multidisciplinary teams in West Virginia communities to better serve children and families when concerns of child abuse arise.

Funding was awarded by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services to the following Community Corrections Grant recipients:

BRAXTON
Braxton County Commission
$90,000
These funds will be utilized for the establishment and operation of a community corrections program inBraxton County.

FAYETTE
Fayette County Commission
$163,762
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program inFayette and Nicholas Counties.

GREENBRIER
Greenbrier County Commission
$243,955
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program inGreenbrier County.

HAMPSHIRE, HARDY,PENDLETON
Hampshire County Commission
$200,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Hampshire, Hardy and Pendleton Counties.

HARRISON
Harrison County Commission
$193,283
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Harrison County.

JEFFERSON, BERKELEY,MORGAN
Jefferson County Commission
$150,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties.

KANAWHA
Kanawha County Commission
$423,303
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Kanawha County.

LOGAN, BOONE, LINCOLN,MINGO
Logan County Commission
$565,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Boone, Lincoln, Logan andMingo Counties.

MARION
Marion County Commission
$133,955
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Marion County.

MASON
Mason County Commission
$150,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Mason County.

MERCER, RALEIGH
Mercer County Commission
$540,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Mercer and Raleigh Counties.

MINERAL, GRANT
Mineral County Commission
$210,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Mineral and Grant Counties.

MONONGALIA
Monongalia County Commission
$225,760
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Monongalia County.

NICHOLAS
Nicholas County Commission
$135,776
These funds will be utilized for the establishment and operation of a community corrections program in Nicholas County.

OHIO, BROOKE, HANCOCK, MARSHALL,WETZEL, TYLER
Ohio County Commission
$675,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Wetzel, Tyler and Marshall Counties.

PRESTON, BARBOUR, TAYLOR
Preston County Commission
$282,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Preston, Taylor, and Barbour Counties.

PUTNAM
Putnam County Commission
$225,410
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Putnam County.

RANDOLPH, POCAHONTAS
Randolph County Commission
$235,894
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Randolph and Pocahontas Counties.

SUMMERS, MONROE
Summers County Commission
$170,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Summers and Monroe Counties.

TUCKER
Tucker County Commission
$90,000
These funds will be utilized for the establishment and operation of a community corrections program in Tucker County.

UPSHUR AND LEWIS
Upshur County Commission
$204,676
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Upshur and Lewis Counties.

WAYNE,CABELL
Wayne County Commission
$565,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Wayne and Cabell Counties.

WOOD, JACKSON,ROANE,WIRT
Wood County Commission
$476,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Wood, Jackson, Roane and Wirt Counties.

WYOMING
Wyoming County Commission
$150,000
These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Wyoming County.

Funding was awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime,the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Justice Department and the Division of Justice and Community Servicesto the following Victims of Crime (VOCA) Program Grant recipients:

BERKELEY, JEFFERSON, MORGAN
CASA of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc.
$12,800
These funds will provide the salary for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and neglect in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties.

Shenandoah Women’s Center, Inc.
$64,919
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time Berkeley County Outreach Advocate, a Morgan County Outreach Advocate and a Jefferson County Outreach Advocate to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan Counties.

BROOKE, HANCOCK
A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.
$14,250
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a part-time CASA Volunteer Coordinator to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and neglect in Brooke and Hancock Counties.

CABELL
Cabell County Commission
$77,383
These funds will provide the salaries for three full-time Victim Advocates in the Cabell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Cabell County.

CABELL, WAYNE, KANAWHA
TEAM for West Virginia Children, Inc.
$68,496
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time CASA Coordinator for Cabell County, a Cabell/Wayne CASA Volunteer Coordinator and a Kanawha Volunteer Coordinator to provide direct services to child abuse and neglect victims in Cabell, Wayne and Kanawha Counties.

CABELL, WAYNE, LINCOLN
Family Service, a Division of Goodwill Industries, Inc.
$55,546
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time Victim Therapist and a part-time Victim Therapist to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Cabell, Lincoln and Wayne Counties.

CABELL, WAYNE, MASON, LINCOLN
CONTACT Huntington, Inc.
$25,705
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate to provide direct services to victims of sexual assault in Cabell, Wayne, Lincoln and Mason Counties.

CABELL, WAYNE, MASON, LINCOLN, PUTNAM
Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc.
$129,986
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time Adult Counselor, a Mason County Advocate, a Wayne County Advocate, a Putnam County Advocate and a Lincoln County Advocate to provide direct services to domestic violence victims.

GREENBRIER, MONROE, POCAHONTAS
Family Refuge Center
$79,013
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a Lead Shelter Advocate, a Shelter Advocate, an Overnight Monitor and an Outreach Advocate to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties.

GREENBRIER, POCAHONTAS
CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, West Virginia, Inc.
$12,143
These funds will provide for a portion of the part-time salary of a Volunteer Coordinator to provide direct services to victims of child abuse in Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties.

HANCOCK, BROOKE
CHANGE, Inc.
$22,736
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence in Brooke and Hancock Counties.

HANCOCK, BROOKE, OHIO
Hancock County Commission
$105,661
These funds will provide for the full-time salaries of a Hancock County Advocate, a Brooke County Advocate and a portion of the salary of a full-time Ohio County Advocate to provide direct services to crime victims in Hancock, Brooke and Ohio Counties.

HARRISON
Harrison County CASA Program, Inc.
$38,709
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time Volunteer Advocate and the Program Director to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and neglect in Harrison County.

JACKSON
Jackson County Commission
$30,525
These fundswill provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Jackson County.

JACKSON, RITCHIE
Family Crisis Intervention Center
$37,751
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time Ritchie County Advocate and a part-time Jackson County Advocate to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence in Jackson and Ritchie Counties.

JACKSON, ROANE
CASA of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, Inc.
$15,614
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of the Program Director to provide direct services to child abuse and neglect victims in Jackson and Roane Counties.

JEFFERSON
Jefferson County Commission
$58,881
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of two full-time Victim Advocates in the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Jefferson County.

KANAWHA
Kanawha County Commission
$91,927
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of two full-time Victim Services Coordinators in the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department and one full-time Victim Advocate in the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Kanawha County.

City of Charleston
$31,000
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a full-time Victim Services Coordinator in the Charleston Police Department to provide direct services to crime victims in the City of Charleston.

KANAWHA, CLAY, BOONE
YWCA of Charleston, West Virginia Inc.
$103,170
These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time Racial Justice Court Advocate and a Director of Victim & Shelter Services and a portion of the salaries for a full-time Boone County Coordinator, a Court Advocate, and a part-time Clay County Coordinator to provide direct services to domestic violence victims in Kanawha, Clay, and Boone Counties.

KANAWHA, PUTNAM, JACKSON
Family Counseling Connection, Inc.
$131,812
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time REACH Director and five Victim Therapist positions and a Sexual Violence Victim Specialist to provide direct services to victims of sexual violence, child abuse and domestic violence in Kanawha, Jackson and Putnam Counties.

LEWIS
Lewis County Commission
$35,865
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Lewis County.

LOGAN
Logan County Commission
$46,087
These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time and a part-time Victim Advocate in the Logan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Logan County.

MARION
Marion County Commission
$25,936
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Assistance Coordinator in the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Marion County.

CASA of Marion County
$26,885
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a Program Director to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and neglect in Marion County.

MARION, DODDRIDGE, GILMER, HARRISON, LEWIS
Task Force on Domestic Violence “HOPE, Inc.“
$194,318
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Lewis County Case Manager, a Doddridge County Case Manager, a Gilmer County Case Manager and a portion of the salaries for a full-time Family Therapist, a Marion County Case Manager Specialist, a Marion County Victim Advocate, two Harrison County Victim Advocates and a portion of the salaries for a part-time Marion County Case Manager and a Children’s Case Manager to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis and Marion Counties.

MASON
Mason County Commission
$29,667
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Mason County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Mason County.

MCDOWELL, MERCER, WYOMING
Stop Abusive Family Environments, Inc.
$87,089
These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time McDowell County Advocate, a part-time Wyoming County Victim Advocate and two full-time Mercer County Advocates to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in McDowell, Mercer, and Wyoming Counties.

MERCER
Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc
$32,232
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Family Advocate to provide direct services to child abuse victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Mercer County.

MERCER, MCDOWELL
Child Law Services, Inc.
$10,068
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a part-time Victim Advocate and a part-time Counselor to provide direct services to child victims of abuse and neglect and children who witness domestic violence in Mercer and McDowell Counties.

MINGO
The Logan County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
$9,000
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a part-time Mingo County Advocate to provide direct services to child abuse victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Mingo County.

MINGO, LOGAN
Tug Valley Recovery Shelter
$40,902
These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time Victim Advocate and a part-time Court Advocate to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Mingo and Logan Counties.

MINERAL, GRANT, HARDY, HAMPSHIRE, PENDLETON
Family Crisis Center, Inc.
$34,488
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time Victim Advocate and one part-time Victim Advocate to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence in Mineral, Grant and Hampshire Counties.

MONONGALIA
Monongalia County Commission
$49,200
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time and a part-time Victim Assistance Coordinator in the Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Monongalia County.

MONONGALIA, PRESTON, TAYLOR
The Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center, Inc.
$70,213
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time Victim Advocate in Monongalia County, a full-time Taylor County Victim Advocate and a full-time Victim Advocate in Preston County to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Monongalia, Preston and Taylor Counties.

OHIO
Ohio County Commission
$22,000
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a part-time Victim Assistance Coordinator in the Ohio County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Ohio County.

OHIO, HANCOCK, BROOKE, MARSHALL, WETZEL
Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center, Inc.
$94,388
These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time Adult Victim Advocate and a Child Victim Advocate, and the part-time salaries of two Victim Advocates and a licensed counselor/therapist to provide direct services to adult and child victims of sexual assault in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties.

OHIO, MARSHALL
Harmony House, Inc.
$21,673
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a full-time Child and Family Advocate to provide direct services to child abuse victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Ohio and Marshall Counties.

OHIO, MARSHALL, WETZEL
YWCA Wheeling Family Violence Prevention Program
$107,468
These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time Child Advocate, a part-time Employment Advocate, a full-time Marshall County Advocate and a portion of the salaries of a full-time Shelter Advocate, and two full-time Wetzel County Advocates to provide direct services to victims domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties.

OHIO, MARSHALL, WETZEL, TYLER
CASA for Children, Inc.
$10,563
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of the Program Director to provide direct services to child abuse and neglect victims in Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel Counties.

PRESTON
Preston County Commission
$29,550
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Preston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Preston County.

PRESTON, MONONGALIA
CASA for Kids/Monongalia County Youth Services Center
$37,503
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a full-time Preston County Volunteer Coordinator, a full-time Monongalia County Volunteer Coordinator and a portion of the salary for the Program Director to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and neglect in Preston and Monongalia Counties.

PUTNAM
Putnam County Commission
$29,565
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Putnam County.

Putnam County Commission

$40,241
These funds will provide for portion of the salary for a full-time Victim Liaison and provide for the salary of a part-time Victim Liaison in the Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Putnam County.

RALEIGH, FAYETTE, NICHOLAS, SUMMERS
Comprehensive Women’s Service Council, Inc.
$135,802
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries for a full-time Shelter Advocate and an Outreach Office Advocate in Raleigh County, a full-time Nicholas County Advocate, two part-time Summers County Advocates, a part-time Counselor/Support Group Specialist and a part-time Advocacy Specialist to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Raleigh, Fayette, Summers and Nicholas Counties.

RANDOLPH
Randolph County Commission
$28,001
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a full-time Victim Services Coordinator in the Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide services to crime victims in Randolph County.

RANDOLPH, BARBOUR, BRAXTON, TUCKER, UPSHUR, WEBSTER
Women’s Aid in Crisis
$147,702
These funds will provide for a portion of the salaries of a Shelter Manager in Randolph County, a Barbour/Tucker County Outreach Coordinator, a Upshur County Outreach Coordinator, a Webster County Outreach Coordinator, a Legal Advocate in Randolph County and a Braxton County Outreach Coordinator to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault in Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Upshur, Webster and Braxton Counties.

ROANE
Roane County Commission
$23,434
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Roane County Prosecuting Attorney’s office to provide direct services to crime victims in Roane County.

TYLER
Tyler County Commission
$27,820
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Tyler County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Tyler County.

UPSHUR
Upshur County Commission
$34,175
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Upshur County.

WETZEL
Wetzel County Commission
$18,568
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a Victim Advocate in the Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Wetzel County.

WOOD
Wood County Commission
$39,243
These funds will provide for the salaries of a full-time Victim Advocate and a part-time Victim Advocate in the Wood County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Wood County.

WOOD, WIRT, RITCHIE, PLEASANTS
Voices for Children Foundation-CASA Program
$23,101
These funds will provide for a portion of the Program Director’s salary to provide direct services to child abuse and neglect victims in Wood, Wirt, Pleasants and Ritchie Counties.

WYOMING
Wyoming County Commission
$28,050
These funds will provide for the salary of a full-time Victim Advocate in the Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to provide direct services to crime victims in Wyoming County.

STATEWIDE
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
$35,065
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a full-time statewide Victim Advocate to provide direct services and support to victims of DUI cases throughout the State of West Virginia.

West Virginia Division of Corrections
$39,961
These funds will provide for a portion of the salary of a Victim Services Specialist to provide direct services to the crime victims of inmates under the custody of the Division of Corrections.

Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Servicesto the following Juvenile Accountability Block Grant recipients:

DODDRIDGE
Doddridge County Commission
$20,000
These funds will be used to support a Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Doddridge County Middle School.

HARRISON
Harrison County Commission
$20,000
These funds will be used to support a Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at South Harrison High School.

KANAWHA
Kanawha County Commission
$21,226
These funds will be used to support the Project INTER-CEPT Program (Interventions Needed To End Recidivism-Critical Entry Point Treatment) in Kanawha County.

City of Nitro
$20,000
These funds will be used to support a Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Nitro High School.

MONONGALIA
Monongalia County Commission
$20,000
These funds will be used to support the Morgantown Area Youth Services Project (MAYSP) Delinquency Prevention Program.

MORGAN
Morgan County Commission
$16,226
These funds will be used to continue operating a Teen Court in Morgan County.

STATEWIDE
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
$46,224
These funds will be used to provide current juvenile justice probation data to the State of West Virginia, the Federal Government, West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services, the State Advisory Group and the citizens of West Virginia through the maintenance and daily management of the Juvenile Justice Database. Funding will also provide updates to the system and will support the analysis, technical assistance, training and production of state report on juvenile justice.

Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention and the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Servicesto the following Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Title II recipients:

HARRISON COUNTY
City of Shinnston
$20,000
These funds will be used to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) in Lincoln High School.

KANAWHA
East End Family Resource Center, Inc.
$20,000
These funds will be used to support the delinquency prevention project, Targeting Academic Goals - The TAG Team program in Kanawha County.

Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc.
$10,000
These funds will be used to support the delinquency prevention project, Harambee Growing Health Project in Kanawha County.

MONONGALIA
Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center
$20,000
These funds will be used to provide Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to child victims of abuse in Monongalia County.

MORGAN
Morgan County Commission
$10,000
These funds will be used to support the delinquency prevention project, Building Youth Through Positive Community Actions program in Morgan County.

Morgan County Commission
$20,000
These funds will be used to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) in Berkeley Springs High School.

ROANE
Roane County Commission
$20,000
These funds will be used to support the position of a Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) in Roane County High School.

STATEWIDE
West Virginia Child Advocacy Network
$19,000
These funds will be used to prepare Family Advocates in Child Advocacy Centers to work effectively with non-offending caregivers of sexually abused children.

City of Beckley
$45,000
These funds will be used to reduce the overrepresentation of minorities within the juvenile justice system through the support of a statewide Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator.

Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance and the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services to the following Justice Assistance Grant recipients:

BRAXTON
Braxton County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Braxton County High School.

BROOKE
Brooke County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Brooke High School.

CABELL
City of Huntington
$25,000
Funds will provide the Huntington Police Department with a civilian Forensic Investigator to facilitate “cold case” Sex Crime Kit Processing in conjunction with Marshall University Forensic Science Center.

CABELL, WAYNE, LINCOLN, MINGO, MASON, LOGAN
Cabell County Commission
$75,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

DODDRIDGE
Doddridge County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Doddridge County High School.

GREENBRIER
Greenbrier County Commission
$25,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

HAMPSHIRE
Hampshire County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Hampshire County High School.

HANCOCK
Hancock County Commission
$40,000
Funds will provide for two Prevention Resource Officers (PRO) at Oak Glen High School and Weir High School.

HANCOCK, BROOKE
Hancock County Commission
$50,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

HARRISON
City of Bridgeport
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Bridgeport High School.

City of Bridgeport
$50,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

City of Clarksburg
$40,000
Funds will provide for two Prevention Resource Officers (PRO) at Harrison County Alternative Learning Center and Robert C. Byrd High School.

JACKSON
Jackson County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Ripley High School.

City of Ravenswood
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Ravenswood High School.

KANAWHA
City of South Charleston
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at South Charleston High School.

City of Charleston
$75,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

City of Dunbar
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Dunbar Middle School.

City of Charleston
$40,000
Funds will provide for two Prevention Resource Officers (PRO) at Capitol High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

LEWIS
Lewis County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Lewis County High School.

LOGAN, BOONE, MINGO, LINCOLN, WAYNE, WYOMING
Logan County Commission
$85,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force and salary for one Prosecutor to work closely with the Drug Task Force.

MARSHALL
City of Moundsville
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Moundsville Middle School.

Marshall County Commission
$25,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

MERCER, MCDOWELL, WYOMING COUNTIES
City of Bluefield
$50,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

MINERAL
Mineral County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Frankfort High School.

MONROE
Monroe County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at James Monroe High School.

NICHOLAS, FAYETTE
Nicholas County Commission
$50,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

OHIO
Ohio County Commission
$50,000
Funds will provide for officer salaries to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

City of Wheeling
$40,000
Funds will provide for two Prevention Resource Officers (PRO) at Bridge Street Middle School and Triadelphia Middle School.

PUTNAM
City of Winfield
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Winfield High School.

RALEIGH
City of Beckley
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Woodrow Wilson High School.

UPSHUR
Upshur County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School.

WETZEL
Wetzel County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Valley High School.

WOOD
Wood County Commission
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Williamstown High School.

City of Parkersburg
$20,000
Funds will provide one Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) at Parkersburg South High School.

STATEWIDE
West Virginia Child Advocacy Network
$29,150
Funds will provide salary for a statewide Training and Education coordinator to provide resources and trainings related to the Title 149, Series 8 Rule.

West Virginia State Police
$223,175
Funds will provide for officer overtime to continue a multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.

Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program and the West Virginia Divison of Justice and Community Servicesto the following Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program Grant recipients:

HARRISON
City of Shinnston
$6,501
These funds will be utilized for the purpose of a program designed to reduce occurrences of underage drinking through education and enforcement.

JACKSON, POCAHONTAS, RANDOLPH, WYOMING
Community Connections, Inc.
$34,499
These funds will be utilized for the purpose of the West Virginia Underage Drinking Enforcement Program (WVUDEP) to work in cooperation with the FOUR County Community Anti-Drug Coalitions to create a comprehensive prevention strategy geared to keeping youth alcohol free. The program will include a small local public education campaign, cooperation with law enforcement, bi-monthly compliance checks, student outreach and coalition building.

MERCER
Community Connections, Inc.
$12,000
These funds will be utilized for the purpose of the Mercer County Underage Drinking Enforcement Program (MCUDEP) to work in cooperation with Creating Opportunities For Youth Coalition partners to create a comprehensive prevention strategy geared to keeping youth alcohol free.

Julia Gertrude Johnson

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Julia Gertrude Johnson

Age 84, of Napier, WV passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Braxton Healthcare Center, Sutton.

She was born July 17, 1930 in Napier, to the late Morton & Fannie Williams Johnson.

Julia was also preceded in death by sisters, Eliza, Sylvia and Pauline, brother, Rhea Johnson.

Julia is survived by several loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday August 25, 2014 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

Burial will follow at Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters.

Friends may call one hour prior the service at the funeral home.

Greene- Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Johnson Family.

Roberta Lee Coleman

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Roberta Lee Coleman

Age 73, of Flatwoods, WV, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brycle and Jewel Jividen.

She was an active member of Christ Church United Methodist of Sutton, WV.

She loved quilting, gardening, and reading. Most important to her were her family, church, and friends. She was an organ donor through the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE).

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Reverend Don Coleman; three children and their spouses: Terry (Terri) Coleman, Carol (David) Boyd, and Ron (Becky) Coleman; four grandchildren and their spouses: Garrett (Lyndsey) Coleman, Courtney (Chase) Petry, Ryan Coleman, and Shelby Boyd; two brothers and their spouses: Ed (Barbara) Jividen, and Jerry (Diana) Jividen. Pallbearers: Ed Jividen, Jerry Jividen, Garrett Coleman, Ryan Coleman, David Boyd, Chase Petry, Terry Coleman, and Ron Coleman.

Service will be 4 PM Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton with Reverend Doug Smailes officiating.

Burial will be in the Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.

Friends may call from 1:30 PM till time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either the American Diabetes Association PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or a local hospice service of your choice.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home.

Donnie Clavel McCumbers

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Donnie Clavel McCumbers

Age 84, of Rosedale, WV went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2014.

He was born August 26, 1929, in Braxton County, WV to the late French and Anna McCumbers.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ivy Hall McCumbers; son, Donnie McCumbers Jr.; four brothers; and four sisters.

He was a Christian.

He worked for the Town of Gassaway for many years and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a wonderful father to his seven children, Priscilla Brady (Jack) of Washington, Brenda Wade of Parkersburg, Daniel McCumbers (Patty), Dallas McCumbers (Mary) and Rachel Perrin (Jake), all of Rosedale, and David McCumbers (Lisa) of Arnoldsburg. His pride and joy were his 24 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 PM Saturday, August 23, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating.

Burial with military rites will be in the Mount Run Cemetery, Rosedale.

Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Susan Elizabeth “Nana” Bullion

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Susan Elizabeth “Nana” Bullion

Age 64, of Goosepen Road, Roanoke, WV passed away at 5:25 AM on Monday August 18, 2014 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous journey with cancer.

She was born in Sutton, WV on April 17, 1950 a daughter of the late Rex Kermit Mick and Irene Dovie Williams Mick.

On September 09, 1967 she married William.Walker “Bill” Bullion and they celebrated 46 years of marriage.

She is survived by one son, William Walker Bullion Jr. of Bridgeport; one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Kovach and husband Marc of Jane Lew; foster son, George Gregory Marple of Weston; three grandchildren: Courtney Elizabeth Workman of Weston, Jaclyn Paige Kovach of Jane Lew, and Logan Adam Kovach of Jane Lew; seven brothers: Carol F. Mick of Elizabethton TN, Larry W. Mick of Buckhannon, William B. Mick of Volga, J. Michael Mick, Daniel R. Mick and Donald P. Mick, all of Weston, Randy K. Mick of Mannington; Bill Williams, whom she grew up with and loved as her brother; her beloved Shih Tzu’s, JoJo and Lucy and her Shih Tzu Chihuahua’s, Molly and Bella.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Mick.

Susan worked at the Heck’s Department Store of Weston, then managed the Weston KFC Restaurant, and later retired from the WV Department of Highways with several years of service.

She enjoyed hunting, volunteering for beekeeping organizations, watching Judge Judy, and connecting with her friends on Facebook. She was a loving caregiver, role model, and Mother figure to many. The children of the community who she loved and mentored affectionately knew her as Nana.

She was a Seventh Day Adventist by faith and it was her unyielding faith in God and unconditional love for her family that carried her through her illness.

Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew 4-8 PM on Wednesday August 20, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday with Reverend Randy Dustin officiating.

Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Garden of Jane Lew.

The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Susan Bullion.

Pat’s Chat, August 17, 2014

The cool weather of our early fall is very pleasant.  It is pleasant walking weather.  I need to walk more while it is like this.  I am not going to think about the cold weather and snow that is lurking in the background.  I enjoy snow, too, but like fall much better than either winter or summer.  When I was in Hawaii many years ago they said their average temperature all year was 70 degrees.  That would be perfect.  But I don’t want to live in Hawaii.  West Virginia is home!  I miss Burnsville friends, but now Buckhannon is home.  I love it here.

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The picture is of Randy Dustin of Lost Creek and his two grandsons, Aiden and Jason, as they helped him bring the congregation special music at a recent worship service at the Buckhannon SDA Church.  Then he invited his two grandsons, Aiden and Jason with their tiny guitars to come and join him and they sang a couple of songs for us, strumming their guitars along with their grandpa.  They were delightful and inspiring.

J. P. Young, the handsome, friendly chef at Lloyd’s Restaurant in Flatwoods makes delicious food.  This is where my daughter likes to go for chicken livers.  She has not found them anywhere in the Buckhannon area.  We also shop at the outlet stores there when we go.  I especially like the Bulk Store.  We also have friends to visit when we go to Braxton County.

www.amazingfacts.org/bible-study/free-book-library/l/en.aspx - this is a website on which you can read books for free.  There are many interesting choices.

Free classes will begin at Buckhannon SDA Church, 1122 Brushy Fork Road, (phone 304.472.0962) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM and continue each Wednesday at 6:30 PM until the course is completed.  These are classes to guide you in marking your Bible with colored pencils so that you will be able to follow through the entire Bible on subjects such as Salvation, Heaven, and many others.  Each scripture will direct you to the next verse on the subject so that a student will understand what the Bible says and then, whether for your own study or for helping others meet Jesus, you will easily fine the Bible verses.  You will be given a Bible to use and then it will become yours at the end of the classes.  Everyone is welcome.  All you need is a box of colored pencils and a 3-ring notebook binder in which to keep your handouts.  I hope to see you there.

The Taylors from the Akron area of Ohio stopped by the other day as they have done previously when they are visiting in West Virginia.  He says he was in the sixth grade when he was here and was in my dad’s class (Harry Wiant).  He knows Kenny Pulliam and Bob Graff from Ohio and knew they were also from Braxton County.  They say they like my Chat and always read it in the Braxton Democrat.  That was an interesting visit.  One of them said I should change the picture that is in the paper, that it makes me look too old.  It was taken many years ago – ten or so!

Maranatha

Constance Marie Sercer Williams

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Constance Marie Sercer Williams

Age 54, of Napier, WV, passed away August 14, 2014 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

She was born December 29, 1959 in Tennessee.

She was a homemaker and a loving and caring mother.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Sercer.

She is survived by husband, Larry M. Williams; son, Adam M. Williams of Elkins; daughter, Kayla M. Williams of Napier; mother, Agnes Crow Sercer of Atlanta, GA; stepdaughter, April Williams of Bunker Hill; brothers Donald Sercer and Nicholas Sercer; sisters, Jean Sercer, Pegeen Sercer, Sherrie Sercer, and Angela Sercer.

At Constance’s request her body will be cremated.

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

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Braxton County - 08.19.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Christopher Paige Foster
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.04.1969
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.16.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 DUI (2ND OFFENSE)
FALSE SWEARING
DESTRUCTION/INJURY PROPERTY
DRIVERS LICENSE REVOKED FOR DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Tyler Creston Sartin
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.18.1996
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: John David Pullin
Height: 5   3"
Weight: 152 lbs.
Birth Date: 04.15.1960
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.15.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 PUBLIC INTOXICATION
DOMESTIC ASSAULT 1ST/2ND(W/O DISPLAY OF WEAPON)
DOMESTIC BATTERY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Bryan Scott Blake
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 203 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.11.1978
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 CONTEMPT OF FAMILY COURT ORDER




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: David Lee Patterson
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.15.1957
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.14.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 TRAFFIC OFFENCE
RECKLESS DRIVING
MANUFACTURE DELIVER POSSESSION W/ INT/C/S
OBSTRUCTION OF POLICE W/VEHICLE
FLEE/ATTEMPT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Patrick Allen Thayer
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 07.30.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.13.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: James Michael Losh
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.11.1969
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.13.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Conner Madison Smith
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 152 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.27.1993
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 PROBATION VIOLATION

WV Legislative Update: Delegate Brent Boggs - Chairman of the House Committee on Finance - 08.18.14

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After time at the Capitol, railroad work and last Friday with constituent meetings in the district, it was a pleasant surprise when Justin called that he, Jennifer and the grandkids were heading to Bonnie to the farm for the weekend.  I had set aside Saturday to catch up on mowing, cutting brush and other items on the homeowner “to-do list”.  However, we all met at mom and dads for breakfast Saturday morning and when Kenzie and Carson wanted Papaw to go fishing with them, I couldn’t resist.

So, while I didn’t get all my projects completed over the weekend, I enjoyed the blessing of spending quality family time with my parents, my wife, our son, daughter-in-law and the grandkids.  And, when I glanced up while my dad was asking the blessing on our meal, seeing four generations together, heads bowed and thankful for both the meal and family time together, it reminded me that the day was a gift to cherish.  Nothing is more important than faith and family.

Budget work is already underway for the FY 2016 state budget by the Tomblin administration.  In the process, our Finance Committee staff is monitoring the work being done and will be sitting in on executive branch budget hearings next month.  In the meantime, our House Senior Budget Analyst, Will Laird, attended an important meeting two weeks ago regarding the Pew-MacArthur Foundation’s Results First Initiative.  I asked Will to provide a brief overview to share with you this week.

The Pew Mac Arthur Results First Initiative is a collaborative project whereby states work with the Pew Charitable Trust and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to implement an innovative cost benefit approach to state budgeting and policy making.  With the support and participation of the WV House and Senate as well as the Governor, the State of West Virginia has launched this effort.  In doing so, we join other participating states:  California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Members of House and Senate staffs and representatives from the Executive recently traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico to meet with staff for the initiative and representatives from other states who are participating in this project to share ideas and experiences to better allow us to get this project off on the right foot.  The initiative will start by looking at West Virginia’s Department of Corrections.

The first step is to take an inventory of all programs under the Corrections umbrella.  Next, a real cost will be nailed down for each individual program.  Data will be collected and closely examined to determine what kind of return on investment we are receiving.  All gathered data will then be processed through highly sophisticated models to develop a cost benefit analysis similar to a Consumer Reports Guide.  This will provide policy makers with the best available information to make informed decisions.

As we work through the Department of Corrections we will gain a sense for the initiative and learn to work through any challenges encountered along the way.  At that point we can expand the initiative to include other areas of government such as education, and health and human resources.  Implementation of this initiative should provide for cost saving measures and policy improvement as we work towards ensuring that programs are data driven, evidence based, and cost effective.  Staf f from the Pew MacArthur Results Fist Initiative will use their experience to assist us through this process and will help us share data and results with other similar states.

If we are going to invest our resources in programs, we should have confidence that we are investing in what works.  Likewise, it will better enable us to eliminate non-productive programs and those that are duplicated in other state agencies.  I look forward to meeting with Corrections Commissioner Rubenstein in a few days to discuss this and other corrections issues that drive a huge portion of our general revenue budget.

Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at:  Building 1, Room 462-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Finance Committee office at 304.340.3230; or Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942; or, fax to 304.340.3388.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is: .

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at twitter.com/wvlegislature.

Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.

James “Jimmy” Empoules

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James “Jimmy” Empoules

Age 62, of Exchange, WV passed away July 28, 2014 at home.

He was born January 03, 1952 in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of the late George Constantine Empoules and Reva Louise Jeffries Empoules Davis.

James is survived by his daughter, JoAnn Marie Empoules Zanaglio and husband, Michael; his son, Coty James Empoules; granddaughter, Aurora Grace Zanaglio, all of Smithfield, PA; sisters, Patricia Empoules and companion, Danny Pickens and Terry Empoules, both of Lost Creek, and Debbie Davis Carey and husband, Glenn of Weston; nephews, Justin Wortham, John and Joshua Empoules; and niece, Jade Carey; and special friend and caregiver, Bobbie Jackson.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by sister, Cindy Empoules Branham and husband, Gary Branham.

Jimmy graduated in 1970 with the first class of Braxton County High School. He was part of the popular local band, Rogue Gallery in which he played guitar and vocals in the late 60’s. Jimmy held miscellaneous jobs before joining the U.S. Army, serving 7 years, first as SPC in 1stCalvery Division in U.S. Army Infantry in Belkin, Texas, serving 2 terms in Germany, then as a Medic at Walter Reed Hospital in Virginia until his service ended. Jimmy then worked at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown as a sous chef until his retirement when he became disabled.

Jimmy was a Christian and attended many Churches throughout his life starting at Gassaway United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir as a teenager.

He loved to fish, hunt, play guitar and piano, sing, and enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and many friends.

A memorial service will be held August 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Gassaway United Methodist Church, Gassaway, WV with Pastor James Malick officiating.

Please bring any pictures, favorite stories, and memories to share for Memory Book.

Richard M Roach Funeral Home assisted the family of James Empoules with arrangements.

Louise Brown

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Louise Brown (nee Williams)

Age 84 of Parma, Ohio formerly of Braxton County, West Virginia passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

She was born in Falls Mill, West Virginia on August 26, 1929 the daughter of the late Dana and Mary (Conrad) Williams.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death on February 01, 2003 by her husband John (Chess) Brown.

Mrs. Brown is the mother of John C. Brown II (Vicki). Loving grandmother of Rebecca and McKenna. Sister to Earnest (Patricia), Rupert (Robin), James, Dana Eugene (Lovie), Mary Teter (Emmanuel), Marjorie Myers (Troy), loving Sister-in-Law and Aunt to many.

Family received friends on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621 from 1-3 PM.

Funeral services followed visitation at 3:00 PM at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bryan Bukovesky and Pastor Jason Allen officiating.

Interment will follow funeral services in the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband.

Donations can be made in Louise’s honor to the Seasons of Life Hospice at 9511 W Pleasant Valley Rd. Parma, OH 44134.

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, West Virginia will be caring for the Brown family

Singleton/Wine Family Reunion - August 16, 2014 - Today

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The Singleton/Wine Family Reunion will be Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Burnsville Community Building.

Bring a covered dish and spend time with family and friends.

We hope to see you there.

If you would like, bring something for our auction.

Gerald D. Jackson

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Gerald D. Jackson

Age 90, of Little Birch, WV (known to many as Mr. J) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 12, 2014.

He was born October 27, 1923 in Canfield, WV the son of the late Ira & Lucy Jackson.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his devoted wife of 66 years, Oleta Jackson (known as Mrs. J), brother, Gail Jackson; and sisters, Gladys Brown, Janet Loudin, and Maxine Freeman.

Mr. J was a graduate of Sutton High School in 1942, retired from Island Creek Coal Company and was a member of the UMWA. He served his nation in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 where he was a part of the D-Day Landing of June 06, 1944 Liberation of France. He was discharged from service with many medals for faithfully serving his country. He was a long-time faithful member of Sutton Baptist Church where he has served as Trustee and former Sunday School Teacher for many years. He also served as a former Trustee and Chairman of Braxton County Memorial Hospital Board.

Mr. J touched the hearts and lives of all who knew him. He was a very spiritual person who loved the Lord and was kind and generous to everyone. He loved fishing, gardening, cooking, any kind of music, any kind of sports and was willing to share his home grown tomatoes with everyone. His sweet spirit will be sorely missed.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Phyllis (Kenny) Haney of Sutton and his son, Thomas Jackson (Debby) of Vermilion, OH, granddaughters, Mandy (Todd) Jordan of Charleston, WV, Melissa (Jason) Igoe of OH, grandson, Thomas Jackson, Jr. of OH; step-grandsons, Kenny (Bridget) Haney of Gassaway, and Chris (Paige) Haney of NC, great-grandchildren, Tessa and Grady Jordan. Also surviving him are a host of family which includes nieces and nephews with three of them being very special, Jerry Jackson, Gary Jackson, and Rodney Jackson; and his church family and many friends.

Funeral services were held 2:00 PM Friday August 15, 2014 at Sutton Baptist Church, Sutton with the Dr. Allan Copenhaver and Dr. Michael Sisson officiating

Military graveside rites followed at Sutton Cemetery, Sutton with American Legion Post #33 Honor Guard.

Friends called Thursday August 14, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the church.

Special thanks is extended to the staff of the Braxton County Health Care and Rehabilitation Center for taking such good care and loving him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Sutton Baptist Church Kitchen Fund, 506 Main St. Sutton, WV 26601.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Jackson family.

John William “Bill” Campbell

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John William “Bill” Campbell

Age 87, of Glen Dale, WV, passed Tuesday, August 05, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV.

He was born September 12, 1926, in Moundsville, WV, the son of the late Frank and Zanna Goodrich Campbell.

He was retired from LCP Chemical Plant.

He was a member of 1st Christian Church of Moundsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Phil Campbell; a sister, Beverly Plants; and a step- daughter, Mary Jo Burke Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel Rhoades Campbell; four daughters, Marsha (Kenny) Giffin of Bellaire, OH, Mavis (Paul) Nolte of Sutton, WV, Jonette Muntz, and Cindy (John) Peterson, both of Randolph, NY; three step-children, Larry (Linda) Burke of Fairfax, Va, June (Bill) Straub of Valley Grove, WV, and Richard Burke of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren, J.T. and Sarah Patterson, Chelsea Nolte, Amanda Montz, Justin (Lana) Giffin, and Jessica (Chris) Olivera; ten step-grandchildren, Charles Burke, Chris Burke, Shane Walters, Andy Walters, Ricky Burke, Tracy Bell, Tara Tiger, Travis Hall, Andy Straub, and Erin Saunders; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Monday, August 18, 2014, from 10 AM until time of Memorial Service at 11 AM at 1st Christian Church, 1200 3rd St., Moundsville, with Rev. Wesley Howsare, Phil Auten, and Earl Shaw officiating.

Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to 1st Christian Church, Moundsville or Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville.

Ricky Ray Riffle

The Gilmer Free Press

Ricky Ray Riffle

Age 49, of Warren, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:24am at St. Joseph’s Eastland Hospital of Warren, OH with his family by his side.

He was born on December 06, 1964 in Weston, WV the son of Ray Draper Riffle & Ava Waneda (Conrad) Riffle.

Ricky lived most of his life in Warren, Ohio and he served his country in the U.S. Army.

Memories of Ricky will be carried on by his loving family; his mother Ava W. Riffle of Braceville; his sisters Jennifer & Winston Mixon of Braceville, Barbie & David Seni of Garrettsville. his nephews Matthew Mixon of Boynton Beach, FL, Cody & Logan Seni of Garrettsville; his niece Emily Seni of Garrettsville. Ricky is preceded in death by his father, and one brother Randy Riffle.

Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 2-6 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home with Reverend Ronzell Roberts officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Titchnell Cemetery of Heaters, WV.

Full military honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Ricky Ray Riffle.

Gassaway: Mountaineer Food Bank to Distribute Light Bulbs

The Gilmer Free Press

A West Virginia food bank is giving away some light.

Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway says it will receive 40,000 energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs for distribution through multiple food pantries.

The delivery is part of an initiative by Appalachian Power to inform customers on energy conservation.

The light bulbs will be distributed in packages of four to 10,000 families.

Andrew Maxwell Frame

The Gilmer Free Press

Andrew Maxwell Frame

Age 44 of Sutton, WV passed away August 11, 2014.

He was born March 07, 1970 in Ohio.

He worked for Asplundh and loved to hunt and fish.

Andrew is survived by daughter, Ashlyn McKenzie Frame at home; son, Jonathan Frame at home; caretaker, Amber Carter; mother, Ivy Bennett Frame Burns of Rosedale; stepfather, Carrell Burns of Rosedale; brothers, David Frame (Janice) of Elyria, OH, Dennis Frame (Kimberly) of Rosedale and Albert D. Frame (Doramae) of Frametown; nephews, Justin Frame and Edmund Frame; nieces, Tiffany Frame and Amber Frame.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert F. Frame and an infant brother.

Service will be 11 AM Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Elder Larry Fisher officiating.

Burial will be in the Crooked Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 PM Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to: American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd. #6, South Charleston, WV 25309.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

High School Football 2014: Area High Schools’ Schedule

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2014
GILMER COUNTY BRAXTON COUNTY
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CALHOUN COUNTY
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LINCOLN
 
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CLAY COUNTY
 
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PHILIP BARBOUR
 
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SHERMAN
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BUFFALO
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FAIRMONT SENIOR
 
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NOTRE DAME
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WEBSTER COUNTY
 
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PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC
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Singleton/Wine Family Reunion - Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Gilmer Free Press


The Singleton/Wine Family Reunion will be Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Burnsville Community Building.

Bring a covered dish and spend time with family and friends.

We hope to see you there.

If you would like, bring something for our auction.

GSC Again Offering Evening Classes in Braxton County

The Gilmer Free Press

Glenville State College is continuing its tradition of offering a wide array of evening classes in Braxton County to accommodate students who might have difficulty making it to the GSC campus to take classes during the day.

Several weekly evening Glenville State College courses are scheduled to be held this fall at Braxton County High School in the Braxton County Center.


Class offerings include:

•  Survey of American Literature II (Mondays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  United States History Since 1877 (Mondays 6:45-9:15 PM)

•  College Algebra (Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Earth Science with Lab (Tuesdays 4:00-9:30 PM)

•  Human Resource Management (Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Cost Accounting (Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Elementary Spanish (Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Developmental Math-Elementary Algebra (Wednesdays 6:00-9:50 PM)

•  Business Finance (Wednesdays 6:45-9:15 PM)

•  Introduction to Public Speaking (Thursdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Small Business Management (Thursdays 6:45-9:15 PM)


Classes will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014 and run through Friday, December 05, 2014.

Interested students can register through mid-August.

“We are very pleased that we will be offering off-campus courses again this semester at the Braxton County Center. These classes certainly make it easier for more people to take advantage of the educational opportunities of Glenville State College,“ said Assistant Coordinator of Off-Campus Programming Kathy Gilbert.

Scholarships are available to cover most of the costs of enrolling in these courses for residents of Braxton County who are high school graduates.

Students are responsible for textbook costs. All who are interested in furthering their education are encouraged to enroll in these classes.

For more information or to register for classes, contact or call 304.462.6124.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Braxton County - 08.12.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Harry Carl James
Height: 5   11"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.16.1983
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $7,500.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY
ASSAULT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Carl David Demastus
Height: 5   6"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.07.1952
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.12.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Terry Camden Cutlip
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.26.1995
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 ESCAPE (ATTEMPT) OF ONE CHARGED WITH FELONY
FLEEING ON FOOT
OBSTRUCTING




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Johnny Jacob Patterson
Height: 5   5"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.09.1991
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.11.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 SEXUAL ASSAULT 3RD DEGREE




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: John Camden Rhodes
Height: 5   8"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.17.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.10.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 WEA-BRANDISHING
ASSAULT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Michael Brian Long
Height: 6   0"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.22.1969
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.09.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 SPEEDING
DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Eric David Cable
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 02.22.1994
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.08.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 PRETRIAL MISDEMEANOR
LEFT OF CENTER PASSING AUTO PROCEED IN SAME
AGGRAVATED DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Jesse Alan Jordan
Height: 5   9"
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birth Date: 01.09.1981
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 OBSTRUCTING
BATTERY- OFFICer CORR FIREFIGHTER EMS
PUBLIC INTOXICATION
DESTRUCTION/INJURY PROPERTY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Vickie Lee Thorn
Height: 5   7"
Weight: 287 lbs.
Birth Date: 06.13.1982
Gender: Female
Booking Date: 08.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 FRAUDULENT SCHEMES




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Lowell Justin Cutlip
Height: 6   2"
Weight: 250 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.07.1982
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.07.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 DOMESTIC BATTERY

Doris M. Boone

The Gilmer Free Press

Doris M. Boone

Age 88, of Harrisville, WV passed away August 09, 2014 at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

She was born September 07, 1925 in Braxton County, WV a daughter of the late Harry and Mabel Hall Nichols.

She worked for Garden Fresh Grocery Store, the Stockyards, and Chancy’s Dairy Castle.

She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hunter F. Boone; sister, Charlotte Stout; brother, Robert Neil Nichols.

Doris is survived by son, Pat Boone (Merlinda) of Harrisville; grandson, Andrew Boone (Deseray) of Harrisville; great grandson, Harry F. Boone II; brothers, Harry Eugene Nichols of Bullhead City, AZ and Gary Nichols of Alma.

Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Tim Davis officiating.

Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Larry Junior Gay

The Gilmer Free Press

Larry Junior Gay

Age 62, of Locust Avenue Weston, WV passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Braxton County on August 07, 1952: son of the late Ira Gay and Ruth (Mick) Gay of Weston.

On April 28, 2000, he married Nancy Carol (Spencer) Gay, who survives.

Larry is also survived by one son: Matt Gay of Weston, two daughters: Angie (Adam) Kuhl of Sandfork and Morgan Gay of Ohio, three grandchildren: Dylan and Devyn Gay and Maddie Kuhl and one brother: Don Gay of Weston.

Mr. Gay was an employee of Shentel Cable Company with 27 years of service. He was a graduate of Lewis County High School. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing but his greatest joy was making music with his guitar. Spending time with his grandchildren was also special to him.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 4-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Mike Riffle officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery on Oil Creek in Roanoke, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Larry Junior Gay.

Singleton/Wine Family Reunion - August 16, 2014

The Gilmer Free Press


The Singleton/Wine Family Reunion will be Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Burnsville Community Building.

Bring a covered dish and spend time with family and friends.

We hope to see you there.

If you would like, bring something for our auction.

WV Legislative Update: Delegate Brent Boggs - Chairman of the House Committee on Finance - 08.11.14

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MEETING LOCAL FOSTER PARENTS

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with many of the local foster parents at their monthly meeting and discuss some of the issues that are central to foster families and the children in their care.  I was honored to have my friend and colleague, Delegate Don Perdue, who chairs the House Health and Human Resources Committee attend with me to answer many questions and provide his prospective.  His travel from his home in Wayne County to Gassaway for the evening meeting was greatly appreciated by me and all that attended.  Don also serves as co-chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Committee on Health and Human Resources.  Like our dedicated foster parents, he has a great burden for the needs of the kids.  It’s all about the kids, first and foremost.

I am so grateful to these dedicated families that open their hearts and homes to children in need of a safe, loving and nurturing environment.  Without their devotion and calling to serve, thousands of children would be in jeopardy.  It’s more than just providing a place to stay.  It’s about safety, security and a sense of belonging during challenging times.


RIVER USES AND WATER QUALITY

Even though the rivers have been down lately, I continue to notice a substantial uptick in canoes and kayaks on both the Elk and Little Kanawha Rivers.  This is great news.  Folks are getting family members, friends and neighbors out of the house and onto our rivers and exploring our greatest local river assets.  Even on the lakes, kayaks and paddleboards are a common sight.  And, if you follow social media, there is a huge uptick of great river photos posted that is indicative of the excitement.

The additional new recreational boaters also serve another important purpose.  While huge strides have been made in the last twenty years in cleaning up both water quality and physically removing trash, tires and other debris, more eyes on the river will make certain it not only remains clean but will continue to improve.

Here’s just an example of what can occur here soon.  Just a few weeks ago, the 10th annual “Tour de Coal” was held.  Tour de Coal is an annual 11 mile float trip on the Coal River from Tornado to St. Albans.  Only a few years ago, it was an overlooked, unattractive waterway, strewn with trash and junk.  Now, the river has been cleaned up by volunteers and the stretch now is extremely popular with canoeists and kayakers.  The Tour is an annual fun float.  This year over 425 paddlers participated.  All ages, families, friends and individuals; not for competition sake, but for fun and fitness.  That’s a flotilla for as far as you can see on the river.

Locally, we’re not there yet in numbers, but we already possess the interest, volunteers and clean and attractive rivers.  Momentum is building and I believe it is yet another source of pride for our counties.  I see both our counties as a prime location for float trips and triathlon-type events with the lakes, rivers and challenging biking and running routes and trails.

And remember, aside from all the aforementioned benefits, it brings visitors into the area which is also good for business and economic development.  Additionally, it’s great public relations to show another facet of what we have to offer to those that are considering a move here or to establish businesses in the area.

I’m hearing from both local residents and also those from around the state and surrounding states.  All are excited about the potential and opportunities.  The key to continued success will be identifying, funding and constructing river access points that are convenient, safe and strategically positioned for current and future users.

We are truly rediscovering our rivers.  The fishing is great.  Likewise for health, wellness and family time together.


WV CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE MEETING AT BURNSVILLE

Finally, thanks to the good friends at the WV Citizens Defense League that held a meeting at Burnsville on Saturday.  Jean and I had a great time meeting and visiting with folks from throughout West Virginia that made the trip to central West Virginia for the WVCDL meeting.


CONTACT

Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at:  Building 1, Room 462-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Finance Committee office at 304.340.3230; or Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942; or, fax to 304.340.3388.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is: .

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at twitter.com/wvlegislature.

Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.

Brenda Darlene Stump

The Gilmer Free Press

Brenda Darlene Stump

Age 49 of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life Wednesday evening August 06, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident.

Born January 25, 1965 in Gilmer County, West Virginia, daughter of the late Ewell Junior and Virginia Mae Losh Stump.

Brenda was a homemaker.

She was a Pentecostal by faith.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, making candy, tending to a flower garden, Riding ATV’s, and drinking her coffee in the mornings.

Surviving are 2 sons, Scotty Lee Curry and Fiancée Angel Petrone of Stouts Mills, West Virginia, and Kevin Ray Curry and Fiancée Amy Self of Glenville, West Virginia, 3 brothers, Johnny E. Stump and wife Delsie of Burnsville, West Virginia, Roy Lee Stump and wife Sue of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jimmy Stump and wife Patty of Low Gap, West Virginia, and 1 sister, Barbara Webb and husband Mike of Copen, West Virginia.

Brenda is also survived by her Fiancée, Richard Shaffer of Glenville, 2 step children, Destiny and William Shaffer of New York, and 4 grandchildren, Rhylee Curry of Pennington Gap, Virginia, Hunter Self, Levi Self, and Arabealla Self all of Glenville, West Virginia.

Along with her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Steven Wayne Curry, and 2 brothers, Charles Stump and Ronnie Stump.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 at 1:00 PM Tuesday August 12, 2014 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sand Fork Cemetery, Sand Fork, West Virginia.

Friend may call from 6-9 PM Monday evening at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Brenda D. Stump with arrangements.

Paul Alan Roberti

The Gilmer Free Press

Paul Alan Roberti

of Sarasota, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

He passed peacefully with his wife, Trisha, of 25 years, and his family by his side. “Pauli” was known for his contagious smile, his acute sense of humor, his huge heart and his undeniable love for others.

Paul was born in Bradenton FL and graduated from cardinal Mooney High School in 1983 and was awarded a football scholarship to Georgia Southern. He proudly served our country by joining the U.S. Navy.

He married his loving wife, Trisha, on November 16, 1989.

He enjoyed classic cars, classic music, collecting 60’s and 70’s retro antiques and over ten thousand old school record albums. He loved all things nature. He shared his land with deer, fox, sand hill cranes, ducks, and alligators.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Trish Roberti; his mother, Alice Myers; his step-father, Danny Myers; his brothers, Jeffrey Roberti (Joanna), Jonathan Roberti, and his maternal grandmother, Aleen Baker; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, William B. Roberti; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carman Roberti; maternal grandfather, David H. Baker Jr. Heaven has a new Angel.

A private graveside service was held Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at the Beall’s Mill Cemetery, Gassaway, WV.

Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

GSC Again Offering Evening Classes in Braxton County

The Gilmer Free Press

Glenville State College is continuing its tradition of offering a wide array of evening classes in Braxton County to accommodate students who might have difficulty making it to the GSC campus to take classes during the day.

Several weekly evening Glenville State College courses are scheduled to be held this fall at Braxton County High School in the Braxton County Center.


Class offerings include:

•  Survey of American Literature II (Mondays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  United States History Since 1877 (Mondays 6:45-9:15 PM)

•  College Algebra (Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Earth Science with Lab (Tuesdays 4:00-9:30 PM)

•  Human Resource Management (Tuesdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Cost Accounting (Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Elementary Spanish (Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Developmental Math-Elementary Algebra (Wednesdays 6:00-9:50 PM)

•  Business Finance (Wednesdays 6:45-9:15 PM)

•  Introduction to Public Speaking (Thursdays 4:00-6:30 PM)

•  Small Business Management (Thursdays 6:45-9:15 PM)


Classes will begin on Monday, August 18, 2014 and run through Friday, December 05, 2014.

Interested students can register through mid-August.

“We are very pleased that we will be offering off-campus courses again this semester at the Braxton County Center. These classes certainly make it easier for more people to take advantage of the educational opportunities of Glenville State College,“ said Assistant Coordinator of Off-Campus Programming Kathy Gilbert.

Scholarships are available to cover most of the costs of enrolling in these courses for residents of Braxton County who are high school graduates.

Students are responsible for textbook costs. All who are interested in furthering their education are encouraged to enroll in these classes.

For more information or to register for classes, contact or call 304.462.6124.

Little Kanawha Independent Church HOMECOMING - 08.10.14 - This Sunday

The Gilmer Free Press

The Little Kanawha Independent Church will be having its Annual Homecoming, August 10, 2014.

It will start with Sunday School at 10:00 AM.

Dinner will be at their Fellowship Hall in Burnsville beside the Burnsville School.

Bring a covered dish and join us.

After dinner we will return to the church for worship and song service with the BrighterSide Quartet.

Everyone Welcome!

Ronzel Roberts, Pastor.

Margaret S. Tyo Friend

The Gilmer Free Press

Margaret S. Tyo Friend

74 years of age of Bridgeport, WV, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV.

She was born on July 23, 1940, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen Virginia Corley Tyo.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Howard N. Friend. She is also survived by a son, Anthony “Tony” Friend and his wife Carrie of Clarksburg, WV; two granddaughters, Valerie Rose Friend and Dena Marie Friend; two brothers, William Edward Tyo and wife Patricia of Gassaway, WV and Stephen Keith Tyo and his wife Renee of Frametown, WV; three sisters, Joy Ann Hostadt ad husband Don of Hurricane, WV, Martha Jane Findley and husband of Charlie of Bridgeport, WV and Barbara Agnes Tinney and husband John of Sutton, WV.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Oldham Tyo.

Her family was her life. Valerie and Dena affectionately called her “Mammie” for the many hours of love and care they received from her. Once Tony was older, Margaret went back to school to earn a licensed practical nurse certification. She worked for United Hospital Center for twenty six years and often used her breaks to comfort and rock newborn babies in the nursery. She was a member of the Bridgeport Chapter #11, Order of Eastern Star.

The family wants to acknowledge the nursing staff at United Hospital Center for the excellent care and support given their wife and mother during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, they ask that memorial donations be made in Margaret’s memory to the Humane Society of Harrison County, 2450 Saltwell Road, Shinnston, WV 26431.

A private service at the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV will be held at a later date.

The Friend family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.

West Virginia Schools Beginning New Academic Year

The Gilmer Free Press

Public school students in West Virginia are starting to head back to class.

The new academic year began Tuesday in Braxton and Wayne counties.

Students in Cabell County return to school on Wednesday.

Schools in Mercer County will begin classes on Thursday.

Students in 20 other counties will return to class next week.

Gilmer and Calhoun Counties begin the year on Thursday, August 14, 2014

The following week, classes will begin in 30 counties.

Brooke County students will be the last to return to school. Classes begin August 25, 2014.

The West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Board of Education advised motorists on Tuesday to pay attention and to obey school bus signals when students are getting on or off buses.

G-otcha™: Regional Jails - Braxton County - 08.05.14

Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Ethan Scott Mccourt
Height: 6   1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birth Date: 03.21.1989
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.05.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 GRAND LARCENY




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Darrell Lee Welch
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birth Date: 08.20.1976
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 DUI




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Charles Roy Dean
Height: 5   3"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: 10.20.1975
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 08.02.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $1,200.00 OBSTRUCTING POLICE
GIVE FALSE INFORMATION
WITHHOLD INFORMATION




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: Michael Wayne White
Height: 5   10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth Date: 09.26.1980
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.31.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $5,000.00 DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED 3RD
VIOLATE HOME CONFINEMENT




Status:  Behind Bars
Full Name: James Thomas Coleman
Height: 6’   1"
Weight: 244 lbs.
Birth Date: 11.06.1995
Gender: Male
Booking Date: 07.30.2014
Facility: Central Regional Jail
Status: Behind Bars

Offender Information

Court Info Number Issuing Agency Location Charge(s)
Braxton County - Bail: $0.00 FORGERY
UTTERING
OBSTRUCTING POLICE
GIVE FALSE INFORMATION
WITHHOLD INFORMATION
OBSTRUCTING POLICE
OBSTRUCTING WITH THREAT TO OFFICER

Maranda Yvonne Bosley

The Gilmer Free Press

Maranda Yvonne Bosley

Age 18, of Gassaway, WV passed away on August 03, 2014.

She was born in Charleston, WV on March 09, 1996.

She is survived by her parents, Betty Jo Bender and Danny Mcie and father Charles Bosley.

In addition to her parents, Maranda leaves behind maternal grandparents, Mary Lou and Arnold Bender Sr. and paternal grandmother, Leona Bosley, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ronald Bosley.

Maranda was a graduate of Braxton County High School, Class of 2014, where she was a baton twirler and participated in the band.

She was currently enrolled in at Glenville State College and worked at Lloyd’s restaurant.

She enjoyed 4x4 wheeling, hunting, participating in blood drives and spending time with family and friends.

Family will receive friends on Friday, August 08, 2014 from 6-9 PM at Braxton County High School, 200 Jerry Burton Dr., Sutton WV 26601.

Funeral will be held on Saturday, August 09, 2014, at 1 PM at Braxton County High School with Pastor Jason Allen officiating.

Interment will be held at the Tichenel Cemetery.

Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods in charge of arrangements for the family.

Madeline “Betty” Garrett (Fleming) Brown

The Gilmer Free Press

Madeline “Betty” Garrett (Fleming) Brown

Age 93, of Heaters went to be with the Lord on August 04, 2014 at home surrounded by her daughter Bonnie, daughter in–law Mary, friends and family.

She was born November 27, 1920 at Little Knawls Creek.

Betty was the daughter of the late Isaac Perry Fleming and Lillie Blaine Garrett Fleming.

She was preceded in death by her Husband and high school sweet heart, on January 10, 2008 Solomon Lee Brown whom she married December 04, 1939.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by daughters Barbara S. Brown, Blenda B. Brown Ryan, son Jackie Lee Brown. Grandson Michael S. Neal, Sisters Janet Pritt and Jessie Hickman, brothers Harley Fleming and Hubert “Tommy” Fleming.

She is survived by her Daughter Bonnie L. Neal of Leesville, LA, sister in law Mary Brown Locust Grove, GA, Son-in-law Jim Ryan Ringold, GA, and one sister Marjorie Gregory of Massillon, OH. Also surviving are grandchildren Jeffrey Brown, Brett Brown, Norman Eric Neal, Tracy Rowell, Melissa Ferrell, 16 great grandchildren a great great granddaughter on the way, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Betty was a Methodist by faith and attended the Heaters Methodist Church.

She was baptized as a teenager at the Little Knawls Creek Church.

She was a Sunday school teacher from the age of 16 for the small children also serving as superintendent of the Church.

Betty was a homemaker and on the board of trustees of the Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens for 20 years. She loved fishing, taking care of flowers in the yard and canning.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday August 06, 2014 from 5-8 M at Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Dr. Flatwoods WV 26621.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 07, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Stockert-Paletti Funeral home.

Donations can be made in Bettys honor to the United Methodist Church of Heaters or the Little Knawls Memorial Gardens.

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