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Braxton County Tire collection – 12.08.12

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program is hosting a local tire collection to rid Braxton County of old tires.

The event is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on Saturday, December 08, 2012 at the Kenton Meadows Field in Gassaway.

Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Braxton County.

The tires must be off the rims.

Only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted.

Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate.

REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), within the DEP’s Division of Land Restoration, brings together all of the state’s cleanup programs to maximize the state’s cleanup efforts.

President Obama Issues Disaster Declaration to Help 18 WV Counties Recover from Sandy

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President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration to help 18 counties recover from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

The declaration announced Tuesday by the White House makes federal funding available to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit groups in the counties, along with state government.

The funding will be provided on a cost-sharing basis.

Funding for hazard mitigation measures statewide also is available on a cost-sharing basis.

Counties included in the declaration are: of Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Webster, and Wyoming.

John Jennings “Poppy” Vankirk

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John Jennings “Poppy” Vankirk

departed this life at his home of 54 years in McQuire Park, Weston, WV on Saturday, November 24, 2012.

Being 87 years old, he entered this world on August 06, 1925 in Braxton County, WV: a son of the late James D. (Jim Bobby) and Docia (Graff) Vankirk.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

On December 24, 1947, he married Freda Mae (Riffle) Vankirk, who preceded him in death on December 22, 1989.

On February 14, 1994, he married Patricia Ryder Mitchell Vankirk, who survives.

He is also survived by 2 sons: John “Buzz” and Patty of Weston and Jeffrey James and Michaelann of Downingtown, PA and one son-in-law: Wes Allman of Hartville, OH; one step son and two step daughters also survive: Jerald “Skip” and Sherri Mitchell of Morgantown, WV, Terri and Patton John of North Pole, Alaska and Robin and Marc Thorley of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren, in-laws Jane Cieri, Doris and Jack Snyder, Bud and JoAnn Riffle, Jackie Riffle and several very close nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Diana Lynn Allman.

Being an electrician by trade, he retired from the WV Glass Specialty Company of Weston with over 30 years of service. Having the heart of a servant, he served his community with the Boy Scouts, Lewis County Emergency Squad, Lewis County Senior Center and the American Red Cross, doing whatever was asked of him in a volunteer capacity. His family is thankful for the fine medical care he has received over his long life but we are especially grateful for the loving care we all have received from St. Josephs Hospice during the last year and a half of his lafe. While recommending that donations be made to St. Josephs Hospice at 1 Amalia Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201, in lieu of flowers in Poppy’s memory, we are certain that Poppy would be pleased and honored by donations to any non-profit, volunteer organizations that he has been associated with over his long productive and fruitful life.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on December 15, 2012 at 11:00 from the Broad Street United Methodist Church of Weston with Reverend Richard Justice officiating with a fellowship luncheon to follow services.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for John Jennings “Poppy” Vankirk.

G-otcha™: Indictments Returned by Federal Grand Jury for a Braxton County Man

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A Braxton County man was named in Indictments returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on November 07, 2012.

ISAAC JACKSON, age 24, of Sutton, West Virginia, was named in a two-count Indictment charging him with one count of Assaulting a Federal Officer/Employee and one count of Assault on Federal Property, on July 13, 2012, at the Bee Run recreation area on Sutton Lake.

If convicted, JACKSON faces up to 8 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on the first count and 6 months imprisonment and a $5,000 fine on the second count.

The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and was investigated United States Army Corp of Engineers - Park Rangers.

It should be noted that the charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 11.26.12

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I write this week in preparation for heading back to the Capitol for interim meetings through Wednesday.  Thanksgiving week was the first time in my 34-year working career that, by taking some unused vacation time and the holiday, I had the entire week off.  While I was only able to hunt on opening day, it was also the first time in eight years I’ve been able to hunt with Justin on opening day.  The hunt was enjoyable and successful, but being able to spend time at the farm and afield with my son was what I appreciate most.

Likewise, Thanksgiving Day was very special at our home this year, with all the kids, grandkids, my parents and Jean’s dad and step-mom enjoying a great meal and day together.  With the spring-like weather, everyone ended up out on the porch after dinner while the grandkids headed for the woods to climb trees, build a fort, swing on old grapevines and slide down the leaf-covered hill dozens of times on a big piece of cardboard.  They had a blast and so did I.  They will remember the day and I’m pleased that they enjoyed it without using a computer, watching TV or playing video games.

I’m not a shopper, so the “Black Friday” ads didn’t do much for me.  When you see the extreme news reports of folks being trampled at the door or fighting over scarce sale merchandise, it further loses any appeal to venture into the fray.  And it was disappointing that now the big box stores are further encroaching on Thanksgiving Day by starting their sales earlier each year.  The Black Friday tag is one coined several years ago to designate that it was the day that many retailers go “in the black” and turn a profit for the year.  I can’t verify it that is true in all cases, but many folks camp out for days in anticipation of deals.

However, a more important day than Black Friday to our local retailers and small businesses across the nation was last Saturday’s designation as Shop Small Saturday.  If you want to stimulate the local and state economy, help local workers, keep your dollars circulating here at home, then shopping our local businesses and shops makes sense.  When you factor in the cost of fuel, parking and other expenses incurred when driving an hour or more in both directions and you’ll soon find that shopping small close to home translates into big savings.

I’ve yet to find anyone here in central West Virginia that does not want our local businesses to grow and prosper.  Likewise, everyone is enthusiastic about new business ventures that benefit the local economy and local workers.  Shopping locally strengthens existing businesses, encourages more new business start-ups, helps fund our schools and creates a positive retail environment.

While on the subject of shopping, it’s tempting to buy on-line with promises of deals. Just remember that every dollar you spend with on-line retailers does nothing to benefit our local economy.

Let’s go into this holiday shopping season by supporting our local retailers first.  They hire our residents, support our schools, civic groups and organizations, and make our communities attractive and thriving.  So, whenever possible, shop our local small businesses first, now and throughout the year.

How to Contact
Please send address your inquiries to the Capitol Office at: Building 1, Room 226-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220 or my Assistant to the Majority Leader, at 304.340.3262 or fax to 304.340.3213.  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 “brent.boggs@wvhouse.gov”. You also may obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and other information from the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  If you write or leave a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide.  Additional information, including agency links and state government phone directory may be found at www.wv.gov and on the Facebook site of the West Virginia Legislature.

Conclusion
Remember to thank a veteran for their service to our nation and 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.

Janet Sue (Morris) Kirik

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Janet Sue (Morris) Kirik

Age 63, of Union City, PA, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born February 24, 1949 in Gassaway, WV a daughter to Madeline (Keener) Morris and the late Esker J. Morris Sr.

Janet served on the Union City School Board for many years and was also an Avon Representative and a private health care provider. She loved her family, care for animals, going antiquing and collecting quilts.

She was preceded in death by her father, Esker J. Morris, Sr., and daughter, Karen Sue Kirik.

Janet is survived by her husband, Kervin K Kirik whom she married on October 25, 1969, a daughter, Kari Ann Kirik of Erie, PA, her mother, Madeline Morris of Sutton, WV, sisters, Judy Ann Beane and husband Sterling, of Gassaway, WV, Joy West of Baden, PA, brother, Esker J. Morris, Jr. of Sutton, WV.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday November 27, 2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with Rev. Doug Smailes officiating.

Interment will follow at Keener Family Cemetery, Sutton.

Friends may call Monday November 26, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Family suggest donations be made to: The American Cancer Society, 921 West Neville St. Beckley, WV 25801.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Kirik Family.

John Lynn Watson

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John Lynn Watson

Age 63, of Weston, WV, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012.

He was born October 08, 1949 in Ireland, WV to the late Wardner and Slyvia Watson.

Mr. Watson is survived by his brother, Carl Watson (Rita) of Ireland , 2 half brothers Peter Crawford (Debbie) from Oil Creek, Howard Crawford of Ireland. Mr. Watson has a sister Carol Bortan of Florida, half sister Millie McCahee (Roger) of Buckhannon and two foster sister: Helen Lawrence of Ohio, Kay Bean (Don) of Weston as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Watson occupation was a custodian for the Lewis County Board of Education for 15 years. He loved the out-doors from going camping, hunting, four wheeler riding and farming.

Mr. Watson was also a member of the Little Kanawha Independent church.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday November 27 at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiating.

Interment will follow services in McCutcheon Cemetery in Ireland, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for John Lynn Watson.

Alva Earl Meadows

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Alva Earl Meadows

Age 56 of Sutton, WV, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at his residence.

He was born 1956 in Richwood, WV to Everette and Rosie Meadows.

He was a retired Coal Miner and he was employed By El Paso Energy from 1976-1993.

He was preceded in death by his father, 2 Sisters Sadie Meadows and Clairy Sue Meadows.

He is survived by his wife Vanessa ( Johns) Meadows, Mother; Rosie Meadows of Summersville, son; Tony (Julie ) Meadows of Craigsville, daughter; Lynnette ( Billy) Webb of Craigsville, , step-son; Gavin Mckenzie of Cowen and Flatwoods,, sisters; Della Clay of Camden-on-Gauley, Freda Goff of Craigsville, Terrie (Jackie) Lewis of Craigsville, Betty (Joe) Butcher of Craigsville, Treca (Danny) Russell of Craigsville, brothers; Otis (Bertha) Meadows of Camden-on-Gauley, Delbert (Bonnie) Meadows of Sutton, Charles (Chris) of Camden-on-Gauley, Ricky Meadows of Craigsville, grandsons; Billy and Shawn Conard, Tyler Meadows and Mason Webb, granddaughter; Tessa Meadows, several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, WV, with Rev. George Peyatt officiating.

Burial followed in the Fleming Cemetery, Cottle, WV.

Friends called on Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mary E. McCully

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Mary E. McCully

Age 87, of Toledo, OH, formerly of Sutton, WV, passed away Saturday, November 03, 2012.

Mary was the daughter of the late Farley and Floda Skidmore of Sutton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William; brother, Warren Skidmore of Toledo, OH; and sister, Kathleen Townsend of Akron, OH.

She is survived by her sister, Alyce “Peach” Rose of Sutton.

Visitation was held Monday, November 12, 2012, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home in Oregon, OH.

The funeral service followed visitation at 2:00 PM, and interment took place at Restlawn Memorial Park in Perrysburg, OH.

Carolina F. Bobbie

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Carolina F. Bobbie

Age 85, of Sutton, WV, died November 10, 2012 at Braxton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Sutton.

She was born June 28, 1927 in Clark, PA a daughter of the late Cecil E. and Viola E. Seiple White.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.

She was preceded in death by brother, Charles E. White.

Surviving; daughter, Mary Lou Putnam (Clyde) of Wilsie; son, John Bobbie III (Josephine) of Sharon, PA; four step-sisters; grandchildren, Tammy, Linda, Joanne, and Jason; great grandchildren, Ronnie, Dillan, Trista, and Ashley.

The family would like to thank the staff at Braxton Health Care and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care and who Carolina considered her family.

At Carolina’s request her body will be cremated.

There will be no services.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Evans-Williams

The families of Hannah Danielle Evans and Nicholas Tyler Williams announce the couple’s engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Brian Evans of Elkins, WV and the late Christina Evans. She is a 2008 graduate of Tucker County High School, and she will graduate from Fairmont State University in 2013 with a degree in secondary education with a specialization in social studies. She is the granddaughter of Milton and Eloise Evans of Thomas, Rosalie and Keith Winters of Horse Shoe Run and the late Larry Schoonmaker.

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Her fiancé is the son of Jeff and Maria Williams of Sutton, WV. He is a 2009 graduate of Braxton County High School and is a current student at Fairmont State University, majoring in civil engineering. He is the grandson of Jim and Shirley Williams of Sutton and the late Wesley and Fernie Frame.

A spring 2014 wedding is being planned.

Nellie Jane Wine

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Nellie Jane Wine

Age 87, of Burnsville, WV passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Holbrook on the Hill Nursing Home in Buckhannon, WV after a long illness.

She was born on December 28, 1924 in Flatwoods, WV a daughter of the late Floda West-Wilson and George West.

Nellie is preceded in death by her husband, Howard B. Wine; sons, Howard F. Wine, Paul Wine, Marvin Wine and one grandchild.

Nellie is survived by one sister, Ruth West, five sons; William “Harold” Wine, Donald “Poncho” Wine, Ronold “Lefty” Wine, Kenneth Wine, Willie Wine; six daughters, Theresa Cutlip, Sheila Dobbins, Barbara Singleton, Brenda Stalnaker, Linda Farley and Zelma Nicholas. She is also survived by thirty-four grandchildren as well as many great-grandchildren.

Nellie will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Family and friends were received from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home in Flatwoods.

Funeral services followed at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jennings Dancy officiating.

Burial will be in K of P Cemetery in Burnsville, WV.

Stockert-Sizemore Funeral Home, Flatwoods is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Glenn Craft

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Robert Glenn Craft

Age 76, of Gassaway, WV passed October 08, 2012 after a brief illness.

He is survived by wife, Pam; sons: James of NC; Charles of Charleston; Robert of NC; daughter, Gwendolyn of Bridgeport and five grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by parents James Fletcher and Leerie Walker Craft; sisters, LaNell Steorts, Sandra Craft, and brothers, Charles and Roger Craft.

He is survived by sisters: Barbara (Frank) McLaughlin; Kathryn (Charles) Harris; Carolyn (Rollin) Kidd; Evelyn (Vinsen) Post; Nancy (Doug) Gerhardt; brothers: Joseph (Geraldine) Craft; David Craft; Ralph (Kim) Craft; and Rodney Craft.

Robert was retired from the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH.

Memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Bryan Groves, Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Sand Fork Church of God, 86 Burke Street, Sand Fork, WV 26430.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Sutton Alumni Association or the Braxton County Animal Shelter.

WV State of Emergency will be Lifted December 21, 2012

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today filed a proclamation adjusting the statewide state of emergency declaration first issued due to severe weather, October 29, 2012.

“After I surveyed the damage left behind from the winter storm and Hurricane Sandy first-hand, I knew our hardest hit communities would need additional time and assistance to restore everyday life. That’s why today, nearly a month after high winds, large amounts of snowfall and fallen trees impacted the entire state, I continue to direct state and federal resources at my disposal to assist the most devastated areas with their recovery efforts,” Governor Tomblin said. “Other areas of the state have begun to return to life as normal and are now self-sustaining. It is my goal to restore everyday life to the entire state no later than December 21st.”

This declaration extends the state of emergency in the following 22 counties until December 21, 2012: Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Grant, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Lewis, Marshall, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Webster and Wyoming. These counties will continue to receive state and federal help with debris removal and other needs.

The declaration rescinds the state of emergency previously issued for the following 33 counties: Berkeley, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wayne, Wetzel, Wirt, and Wood.

To view the proclamation in its entirety click H E R E.

Roger L. Williams

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Roger L. Williams

Age 65, of 5430 Gauley Turnpike Road, Heaters, WV, passed away at 7:30 PM at his residence on Monday, November 19, 2012, with his family by his side, after a long battle with lung cancer.

He was born on August 13, 1947 in Heaters, WV a son of the late Jesse Orville and Maggie Lucille Singleton Williams .

Roger is survived by his brother Jerry Williams of Flatwoods, WV and his sister Kay Brown of Colora, MD; six children Tina Squires of Fairfax, VA, Tammy Burroughs of Heaters, WV, Randy Williams of Gassaway, WV, Clark Williams of Flatwoods, WV Matthew Todd Williams of Frametown, WV and Jay David Williams of Shinnston, WV; 10 grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Lisa, Randy Lee, Robbie, Treavor, Sarah, Chance, Raylee and Lyla; one great grandchild, Liam.

He was preceded in death by one daughter Christina Williams.

Roger was a heavy equipment operator for Lobec Inc. of Bridgeport for many years.

He was a Methodist by faith.

Friends and family may call at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. Jane Lew, WV , Friday, November 23, 2012 from 3:00-7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Friday from the funeral home with the Reverend Chris Stout officiating.

At Rogers request, he’s being cremated and a private family burial will be held at Titchnel Cemetery in Heaters.

In lieu of flowers, donation would be appreciated for the Titchnel Cemetery in Heaters due to recent storm damage. Donations can be sent to Susanna Rose 1420 Corley-Caress Rd. Heaters WV 26627.

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

Ruby Jane (Harper) Eubank

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Ruby Jane (Harper) Eubank

Age 85, of High Knob, Braxton County, WV died Sunday November 18, 2012, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown due to a sudden illness.

She was born March 18, 1927, the seventh child of the late Jesse Levi Harper and Rosa (Prunty) Harper of Braxton County.

Ruby completed her elementary education and went to Lost Creek High School for 9th grade. She completed her high school education at Charleston, WV and graduated from Charleston High School in 1946.

She was a member of the High Knob Methodist Church.

She was a homemaker, a very devoted wife and a wonderful mother and a great cook. She could always make the best biscuits, rolls and pie crusts without any recipe. She always kept a great sense of humor and loved sharing good jokes and laughter. She also enjoyed Bluegrass and Gospel Music.

She’ll be remembered as a very strong good and loving person who always gave her best to others with her kind and caring ways.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Mamie Ambrose, Pearl DeWitt and Lucille Hickman and one brother, Lester Harper.

Ruby’s survivors, who will greatly miss her are, her husband of 66 years, Charles H. Eubank whom she married on November 04, 1946 in Oakland, Maryland and her 5 children, Nancy McKay and husband Howard,  Harold Eubank and wife Barbara all of Jane Lew, Mary and Doris Eubank of High Knob, Mitchell Eubank and wife Shirley and her family of Flatwoods, 2 wonderful grandchildren, Alisa Eubank of Jane Lew and Jonathan Eubank and wife Cassie of Weston, special sister-in-law Clara Mae Eubank of Heaters, 2 step grandchildren, Steven McKay of Jane Lew and Karen Wilfong of West Milford, 3 step great grandchildren and 5 step great great grandchildren.

Ruby is also survived by her beloved siblings, 3 sisters, Emma Harbert and husband James of Clearwater, FL, Glenora Eubank of Geneva, OH, and Ethel Gay Krevetski of Bridgeton, NJ, 5 brothers, Earl Harper and wife Betty of East Liverpool, OH, Cecil Harper and wife Juanita of Newell, WV, Herbert Harper of New Cumberland, WV, Jesse G. Harper and wife Jackie of Hampton, VA. Also many nieces and nephews and one grand dog “Cookie” McKay that she loved to pet.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2012, 11:00 AM at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. John McQuain officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, near Sutton.

Friends may call Friday November 23, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Green-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Eubank

Exemplary Accreditation Status Schools in West Virginia Are Honored

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Fifty-eight schools from across West Virginia, including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and career technical centers and programs, were honored Thursday for achieving Exemplary Accreditation status. Three others also were recognized for being among 269 schools nationwide named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Exemplary distinction is the gold standard of educational achievement, said Gus Penix, director of the Office of Education Performance Audits. Schools must meet a set of rigorous standards to achieve such status:

-All schools will be ranked by the percent proficient in each subject, including reading/language arts, math, science, social studies as well as the Writing Assessment. Schools earning the top combined ranking will be eligible for the next step of ranking on a student achievement index. All students in each school will be ranked by a student achievement index in each subject on the WESTEST2 and Writing Assessment with progressive weighting for scores at each performance level (.25 for Below Mastery, .5 for Mastery, .75 for Above Mastery, and 1.0 for Distinguished) and aggregated for a total ranking. The top 10 percent weighted ranking for elementary, middle and high schools will be designated as Exemplary if other criteria are met.

-The student attendance rate is at or above 94 percent in the most recent year for which data are available

-The percentage of students who successfully complete Advanced Placement, dual credit and honors classes as defined in Policy 2510 is at or above five percent in high schools.

Career technical centers also have strenuous criteria to meet. Such schools must meet a minimum of 95 percent of school performance standards across all concentrations; have a 97% job placement or continuing education rate; and a 75% in-field job placement and continuing education rate, among other requirements.

The following schools earned 2012-2013 Exemplary Accreditation status:   

   
BERKELEY Inwood Primary School
BRAXTON Davis Elementary School
CABELL Meadows Elementary School
Ona Elementary School
GREENBRIER White Sulphur Elementary School
HARRISON Johnson Elementary School
Simpson Elementary School
Bridgeport Middle School
Bridgeport High School
JACKSON Evans Elementary School
JEFFERSON C. W. Shipley Elementary School
Driswood Elementary School
Shepherdstown Elementary School
KANAWHA Chamberlain Elementary School
Holz Elementary School
Kenna Elementary School
Montrose Elementary School
Overbrook Elementary School
Weberwood Elementary School
Horace Mann Middle School
John Adams Middle School
George Washington High School
Nitro High School
MARION East Dale Elementary School
White Hall Elementary School
Fairview Middle School
Monongah Middle School
Fairmont Senior High School
MINERAL Frankfort High School
MONONGALIA Suncrest Primary School
Cheat Lake Elementary School
Suncrest Middle School
Morgantown High School
NICHOLAS Panther Creek Elementary School
OHIO Bethlehem Elementary School
Steenrod Elementary School
West Liberty Elementary School
Woodsdale Elementary School
Bridge Street Middle School
Triadelphia Middle School
PENDLETON North Fork Elementary School
PUTNAM Confidence Elementary School
Eastbrook Elementary School
Hurricane Town Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Poca Elementary School
Scott Teays Elementary School
West Teays Elementary School
Poca Middle School
Hurricane High School
Winfield High School
RALEIGH Crescent Elementary School
Maxwell Hill Elementary School
RANDOLPH Pickens Elementary/High School
WOOD Greenmont Elementary School
Neale Elementary School
Vienna Elementary School
CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION EXEMPLARY CENTERS
FAYETTE Fayette Institute of Technology
KANAWHA Garnet Career Center
MERCER Mercer County Technical Education Center
RANDOLPH Randolph Technical Center
CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION EXEMPLARY PROGRAMS
BROOKE Brooke High School
WAYNE Spring Valley High School
NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
HARRISON Bridgeport Middle School
KANAWHA Kenna Elementary School
PUTNAM Confidence Elementary School

Braxton County: Sutton Couple Names 67 Defendants in Asbestos Case

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A Sutton couple is suing 67 companies they claim are responsible for a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Camden David Hudkins performed automotive mechanic work while working for Cantrell Motors Ford in Weirton and performed residential construction work while employed at Yeonas Development Company in Fairfax, VA, according to a complaint filed November 14, 2012 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Hudkins claims he also worked as a laborer/helper at Weirton Steel Mill and performed maintenance and repair work on trucks and equipment for Hudkins’ Timber in Sutton.

Due to asbestos exposure, Hudkins was diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma, according to the suit.

Hudkins claims while employed in his various occupations, he was exposed to and did inhale asbestos dust and other dust from products of the defendants, which caused his mesothelioma.

The defendants failed to warn Hudkins of the dangers of asbestos when they knew or should have known that exposure would cause disease and injury, according to the suit, and the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care to warn him of the dangers of being exposed to the products.

Hudkins claims the defendant also failed to inform him of what would be safe and sufficient apparel for a person who was exposed to or used asbestos products and failed to inform him of what would be safe, sufficient and proper protective equipment and appliances when using or being exposed to asbestos-containing products.

As a direction and proximate result of the defendants’ negligence, Hudkins suffered and will continue to suffer damages for medical treatment, drugs and other unknown remedial medical measures; great pain of the body and mind; embarrassment and inconvenience; loss of earning capacity; loss of enjoyment of life; and shortening of his life expectancy, according to the suit.
Hudkins and his wife, Loretta Sharon Hudkins, are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. They are being represented by David P. Chervenick, Bruce E. Mattock, Leif J. Ocheltree and Scott S. Segal.

The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.

The 67 companies named as defendants in the suit are A.O. Smith Corporation; Agco Corporation; Ajax Magnethermic Corp.; Allied Glove Corp.; American Optical Corporation; Aurora Pump Co.; Beazer East, Inc.; Borg-Warner Morse Tec, Inc.; Cameron International Corporation; CBS Corporation; Cleaver-Brooks, Inc.; Copes Vulcan, Inc.; Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc.; Dana Companies, LLC; Deere & Company; Dravo Corp.; Eichleay Corp.; F.B. Wright Co.; Fairmont Supply Company; Federal-Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust; FMC Corporation; Ford Motor Company; Foseco, Inc.; the Gage Company; Gardner Denver, Inc.; General Refractories Company; Georgia-Pacific, LLC; Goulds Pumps, Inc.; Grinnell, LLC; Hinchliffe & Keener, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; IMO Industries, Inc.; Industrial Holdings Corporation; Ingersoll Rand Company; Insul Company, Inc.; ITT Corporation; I.U. North America, Inc.; M.S. Jacobs & Associates, Inc.; Mallinckrodt, LLC; McCarls, Inc.; McJunkin Redman Corp.; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Mine Safety Appliances Company; Minnotte Contracting Corp.; Navistar, Inc.; Oglebay Norton Company; Pfizer, Inc.; Power Piping Co.; Premier Refractories, Inc.; Reading Crane; Riley Power, Inc.; RT Vanderbilt Company, Inc.; Rust Engineering & Construction, Inc.; Safety First Industries, Inc.; the Sager Corp.; Spirax Sarco, Inc.; Sterling Fluid Systems (USA), LLC; Taco, Inc.; Tasco Insulation, Inc.; Trane US, Inc.; Union Carbide Corporation; Vimasco Corporation; Warren Pumps, LLC; Washington Group International; the William Powell Company; Yarway Corporation; and Zurn Industries, LLC.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-2268

~~ Kyla Asbury - WV Record  ~~

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

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West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.5% in October 2012.

Unemployment rates increased in 17 counties, while 33 counties reported declining unemployment rates in October.

Five counties, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Pocahontas, and Wyoming reported no change in their unemployment rates.

Counties with unemployment rates at 10% and over included Clay (13.5%), Webster (12.2%), Wetzel (10.2%), and Boone (10.1%).

Counties with unemployment rates less than five percent include Jefferson (4.5%) and Monongalia (4.3%).

County Total Unemployed   Unemployment Rate
OCT-12 SEP-12 OCT-11 OCT-12 SEP-12 OCT-11
Braxton 530 510 530 9.5% 9.2% 9.3%
Calhoun 250 260 270 8.7% 8.8% 9.6%
Doddridge 200 220 260 6.3% 6.9% 7.9%
Gilmer 220 230 220 6.6% 6.9% 6.3%
Lewis 470 480 470 5.8% 5.9% 5.7%
Ritchie 290 310 320 6.6% 6.9% 7.2%
WV 54,300 55,500 57,900 6.8% 6.9% 7.2%

 

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County Total Nonfarm on Payroll   Goods Producing Employees   Service Providing Employees
OCT-12 SEP-12 OCT-11 OCT-12 SEP-12 OCT-11 OCT-12 SEP-12 OCT-11
Braxton 4,080 4,070 4,230 460 470 450 3,620 3,610 3,790
Calhoun 1,750 1,760 1,650 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Doddridge 1,310 1,330 1,280 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Gilmer 2,560 2,520 2,720 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Lewis 7,400 7,440 7,700 1,890 1,870 1,990 5,510 5,570 5,710
Ritchie 3,510 3,540 3,560 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......

Buck Season 2012 Information and Facts

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»  The West Virginia firearm buck gun season is November 19 – December 01, 2012.

It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming.

»  Approximately 330,000 licensed hunters will be in West Virginia’s woods during this season.

»  Following is the list of wildlife checking stations in area counties:

GILMER COUNTY

•  Barely Used
7 South Lewis Street
Glenville 26351
304.462.0371

•  Fred’s
10071 US Hwy 33 W
Normantown 25267
304.462.8111

•  Mr. Clean’S Bow Shop
305 North Lewis Street
Glenville 26351
304.462.8688

•  Robert’s Service Center
Route 65 Box 25-C
Glenville 26351
304.462.8649

•  Sear’s Exxon
15441 US Highway 33 W
Stumptown 25280
304.354.6552

•  Simmons Country Store
8013 WV Hwy 47 W
Cox’s Mills 26342
304.462.8444

•  Somerville’s Exxon
Linn 26384
304.462.7105

BRAXTON COUNTY

•  Argles Gun & Pawn
181 State Street
Gassaway 26624
304.364.5051

•  Braxton Gun & Pawn
975 State Street
Gassaway 26624
304.304.8011

•  Curry’s Convenience Store
431 Burnsville Road
Burnsville 26335
304.853.2832

•  Ducky’s Place
PO Box 6
Heaters 26627
304.756.2880

•  Kanawha Run Trading Post
725 Kanawha Run Road
Sutton 26601
304.765.2002

•  Lakes Carry-Out
HC 35 Box 7-AA
Napier 26631
304.765.3823

•  Little General Store
4853 Old Turnpike Road
Little Birch 26629
304.765.3545

•  Lloyds Hardware
2220 Sutton Lane
Sutton 26601
304.765.3332

•  R & L Grocery
PO Box 130
Rosedale 26636
304.364.2274

•  Ruth’s Carryout
4050 Centralia Road
Sutton 26601
304.765.2148

•  Sam’s Grocery
HC 61 Box 57-C
Frametown 26623
304.364.5268

•  Sutton Feed & Hardware
75 S Stonewall Street
Sutton 26601
304.765.5479

CALHOUN COUNTY

•  Cha.Ti’s Convenience Store
PO Box 721
Grantsville 26147
304.354.6803

•  Chloe Auto & Hardware
23350 S Calhoun Hwy
Chloe 25235
304.655.7198

•  Holbert’s Store
PO Box 66
Big Bend 26136
304.354.6476

•  Momma T’s
2326 N Calhoun Hwy
Grantsville 26147
304.354.6941

•  Mt. Zion Pit Stop
HC 89 Box 100
Grantsville 26147
304.354.7601

•  Speedy Mart
PO Box 114
Arnoldsburg 25234
304.655.8990

DODDRIDGE COUNTY

•  Becker
Route 1 Box 84
New Milton 26411
304.873.1930

•  Center Point Country Store
Route 2 Box 193-A
Salem 26426
304.782.3742

•  Fairview Shell
Route 2 Box 41-FC
West Union 26456
304.873.3371

•  Stoney’s Sporting Goods
Route 1
West Union 26456
304.873.2753

•  Wabash Trading Post
101 Front Street
West Union 26456
304.873.2319

LEWIS COUNTY

•  Appalachian Glass Products & Services
499 US Hwy 33 E
Weston 26452
304.269.1030

•  Broken Wheel Campground
2060 Skin Creek Road
Weston 26452
304.269.6097

•  Corner Mart
2997 Jackson Mill Road
Weston 26452
304.269.1084

•  Jane Lew Depot
PO Box 54
Jane Lew 26378
304.884.8910

•  Jerry’s Bait Shop
PO Box 35
Horner 26372
304.452.8227

•  R & B Garage
467 Broad Run Road
Jane Lew 26378
304.884.7764

•  Stop & Shop
1855 US Hwy 33 W
Weston 26452
304.269.1697

•  Stouts Bait Shop
90 Skin Creek Road
Weston 26452
304.269.9810

•  Tri-Lakes Convenience Store
17698 US Hwy 19 S
Walkersville 26447
304.452.8870

RITCHIE COUNTY

•  B & B Place
Box 48
Smithville 26178
304.477.3331

•  Bailey Brothers
Box 23
Burnt House 26336
304.349.2615

•  Filling Station
Route 1 Box 1
Cairo 26337
304.628.3848

•  North Bend State Park
202 N Bend Park Road
Cairo 26337
304.643.2931

•  Pullman Pit Stop
6 Auburn Road
Pullman 26421
304.659.2125

•  Ritchie Tobacco Outlet
116 E Myles Avenue
Pennsboro 26415
304.659.3643

•  Route 16 Fuel Center
Route 50
Ellenboro 26346
304.869.4200

•  Scott’s Sport Shop
Route 2 Box 213
Pennsboro 26415
304.659.2310

•  Stout Hardware
16 S Spring Street
Harrisville 26362
304.643.2737

•  Washburn General Store
RR 2 Box 128.2
Harrisville 26362
304.643.5272


»  The firearm antlered deer bag limit during the two-week buck season is two (one on the base license and one on an RG [resident] or RRG [nonresident] stamp). A hunter may take no more than three antlered deer per calendar year in all archery and firearms seasons combined.

»  The last day to purchase an additional buck deer gun tag (Class RG/RRG Stamp) was November 18, 2012. Class RG and Class RRG additional buck stamps can only be used to take an additional antlered deer in firearm buck season. Unused Class RG and Class RRG stamps may not be used in antlerless or muzzleloader seasons.

»  There are 10 counties or portions thereof (see the 2012 – 2013 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary) that require buck firearms hunters to take an antlerless deer during the antlerless firearms deer season (with Class N permit for residents or Class NN permit for nonresidents) prior to harvesting a second antlered deer during the buck firearms season.

»  All private and public lands in counties having a firearms antlerless deer gun season (Class N for residents and Class NN for nonresidents) will be open November 19 – December 01, 2012 (concurrent with the buck gun season), December 13 - 15, and December 28 – 31, 2012. Bag limits vary among counties but will be either one or three antlerless deer.

»  All deer must be field tagged and checked in within 72 hours of the time of kill or within 24 hours of the close of the season, whichever comes first. Additional deer may not be taken until all previously taken deer have been checked. Only one deer may be taken per day during the buck season.

»  Deer hunters spend an estimated $230 million in West Virginia, much of it in the rural areas of the state that depend upon the deer seasons for a large portion of their annual income.

»  In 2011, deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 60,157 bucks during the two-week buck season, an increase of 38 percent from the 2010 harvest. This is two percent less than the five-year average harvest of 61,428 and ranks 24th among all past years.

»  WVDNR forecasts that the buck harvest should be slightly higher for 2012. All regions should see a similar-to-higher harvest this year. The increased reproduction of 2011 and the mild winter of 2011-2012 should mean that there are plenty of 1.5-year-old animals for hunters. The overall mast conditions should be favorable. In addition, DNR has been conducting spotlight counts in many counties and have observed many large-racked animals for hunters to pursue.

»  Sunday hunting is legal in the following 14 counties on private land only: Boone, Brooke, Clay, Hancock, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Marshall, Mingo, Ohio, Wayne, Wetzel and Wyoming. The only Sunday that is open in these counties during the buck season is November 25, 2012. Hunters are reminded that deer gun seasons are closed in Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming counties.

»  Hunters are required to wear at least 400 square inches of blaze orange (about the size of a vest) as an outer garment for visibility and safety. Blaze orange camouflage patterns are legal as long as 400 square inches of blaze orange are displayed on the garment. A blaze orange hat is not required, but the hunter must have blaze orange visible from both the front and the back.

WV DEP Awards Grants Worth $1.4 Million for Recycling Assistance

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection awarded grants worth $1.452 million to 32 recipients through the agency’s REAP Recycling Assistance Grants program.

DEP Cabinet Secretary Randy Huffman presented the 2013 grants during a ceremony at the DEP’s Charleston headquarters.

Grants were awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commissions, municipalities, private industries and nonprofit organizations.

Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grants Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by WV Code 22-15A-19(h) (1). REAP is the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program.

Following are the grant recipients:


BERKELEY COUNTY
Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority—$125,750
To assist with site improvements and storage containers for the ongoing county-wide program.


BRAXTON COUNTY 
Braxton County Solid Waste Authority—$128,521
To assist with personnel and to purchase a box truck, a forklift, and assist with the ongoing county-wide program.


CABELL COUNTY
Cabell County Solid Waste Authority—$47,600
To assist with personnel, and expand current mixed media recycling and educational media campaign for the county-wide program.

Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area—$33,092
To purchase recycling containers, fuel for recycling trucks, shrink wrap and baling wire for the ongoing program.


FAYETTE COUNTY
Fayetteville, Town of—$40,000
To assist with personnel and fencing for the recycling area for the ongoing town program.


GREENBRIER COUNTY
Alderson, Town of—$45,535
To assist with personnel and to purchase a flatbed truck and indoor office recycling containers for the town’s recycling program.

Greenbrier County Solid Waste Authority—$45,000
To purchase a baler for the ongoing county-wide program.


HARRISON COUNTY 
Harrison County Recycling Center—$75,000
To purchase a horizontal baler for the ongoing program.

Harrison County Solid Waste Authority—$16,244
To purchase recycling containers for classrooms and hallways for the ongoing county-wide program.

Nutter Fort, Town of—$10,600
To purchase a sideload triple recycling system, household recycling bins and to assist with the ongoing town program.


JACKSON COUNTY
Jackson County Solid Waste Authority—$90,980
To purchase an electric forklift, a van truck and a heavy duty pick-up truck for the ongoing county-wide program.


KANAWHA COUNTY
Charleston, City of—$60,060
To purchase a dump truck with lift gate for the ongoing city-wide program.

Recycling Coalition of WV—$48,000
To assist with WV Recycles Day educational inserts and promotional ads for the statewide recycling advertising campaign.


LEWIS COUNTY
Lewis/Gilmer Solid Waste Authority—$28,593
To purchase a roll-off container and educational materials for the ongoing county-wide program.


LINCOLN COUNTY
Lincoln County Solid Waste Authority—$14,010
To purchase school recycling bins and to assist with personnel for the ongoing county-wide program.


LOGAN COUNTY
Vance Recycling—$26,875
To purchase a forklift for the ongoing program.


MERCER COUNTY
Bluefield, City of—$20,542
To assist with personnel and operational expenses for the ongoing city-wide program.

Mercer County Solid Waste Authority—$59,167
To purchase a skid steer loader, a baler and to assist with personnel for the ongoing county-wide program.


MONONGALIA COUNTY
PC Renewal—$25,000
To purchase a forklift for the ongoing electronics recycling operation.

Westwood Middle School—$14,041.50
To purchase hook-lift recycling bins and recycling bags for the school’s recycling program.


NICHOLAS COUNTY
New River Trading—$48,049.90
To purchase a fork truck and storage building for the ongoing program.


PRESTON COUNTY
Preston Tire and Recycling—$25,698
To assist with the purchase of a canopy cover for the ongoing recycling operation.

Terra Alta, Town of—$15,000
To assist with personnel for ongoing town program.


RALEIGH COUNTY 
Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority—$150,000
To purchase a horizontal baler for the ongoing county-wide program.


RITCHIE COUNTY
Ritchie County Solid Waste Authority—$20,000
To purchase forklift roll guard cage replacement, a cantilever gate for chain link fence, two utility trailers, and assist with the ongoing county-wide program.


ROANE COUNTY
Roane County Solid Waste Authority—$75,700
To purchase a recycling box truck, a vertical baler, a forklift and assist with personnel and insurance for the truck for the ongoing county-wide program.


WAYNE COUNTY
Wayne County Commission—$47,300
To assist with roof replacement and to purchase portable loading dock for the ongoing program.

Wayne County Solid Waste Authority—$26,964.36
To assist with personnel and fuel for the recycling trucks for the ongoing county-wide program.


WETZEL COUNTY
Zanesville Welfare Organization/Goodwill—$15,000
To purchase an electric forklift for the ongoing program.


WOOD COUNTY
Parkersburg, City of—$31,907
To purchase recycling bins, cardboard containers and assist with personnel for the ongoing city-wide program.

WVU at Parkersburg—$15,450
To purchase a three-bin recycling trailer and to assist with the ongoing program.


WYOMING COUNTY
Wyoming County Commission—$17,315
To purchase a high density vertical baler for the ongoing program.

Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 11.19.12

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This is Thanksgiving week and I’m looking forward to a few days with family and friends, hunting and enjoying the grandkids.  Barring last minute glitches, the entire family will be home for Thanksgiving.  Meanwhile, I’m heading to the farm with Justin for the first couple days of hunting.

I love hunting and the outdoors, but spending time with family during the season is better than any vacation I can imagine.  Like all Americans, I am so thankful for all the blessings that God has bestowed upon our nation.

Thanksgiving is the truly American holiday, instituted by the father of our State, President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, setting aside the last Thursday of November as a national Day of Thanksgiving. Over the next seventy-five years, Presidents followed Lincoln’s precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day. Then, in 1941, Congress permanently established the fourth Thursday of each November as a national holiday.

If the number of campers, pickups and trailers hauling ATV’s on the road last weekend is any indication of the number of hunters planning to be afield on opening day, this will be another banner year for the state economy.  The two-week buck firearm hunting season means over $200 million to our retailers, restaurants and businesses.  With weather predictions favorable for opening week, this could be an extremely high deer harvest for 2012.

Also, successful hunters should remember the Hunters Helping the Hungry program.  As noted on the DNR website:

Generous hunters are donating deer to the Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) Program, providing thousands of pounds of venison to needy families across the state.

The 2011 season marks the 20th consecutive year that the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section (WVDNR) has sponsored the HHH Program. Since the start of the program, generous hunters and financial contributors have enabled the processing of 20,184 deer. That has allowed 769,582 pounds of highly nutritious meat to be made available to needy families and individuals throughout West Virginia.

Hunters participating in the program take their deer to certified meat processors where it is turned into two-pound packages of ground venison. The Mountaineer Food Bank (Gassaway) and the Huntington Area Food Bank, both members of Feeding America, collect the venison and then distribute it to the needy through their network of qualified charitable food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, shelters, community centers, orphanages, missions, and churches statewide. Financial support for the HHH comes from concerned individuals, businesses, conservation organizations, foundations and churches.

Since the program’s beginning, nearly 1,100,000 venison meals have been provided by Hunters Helping the Hungry to needy West Virginians.  That is a phenomenal statistic that highlights the importance of this program and generosity of our hunters.  For a listing of designated venison processors participating in the HHH program, check out the DNR website at:  www.wvdnr.gov.

Also, don’t forget that you can also donate financially to HHH when you purchase your 2013 hunting and fishing license.  The funds help offset fuel, transportation and processing costs for the program.

Most of all, stay safe while afield this week.  Nothing is of more importance than to return home safely.

How to Contact
Please send address your inquiries to the Capitol Office at: Building 1, Room 226-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220 or my Assistant to the Majority Leader, at 304.340.3262 or fax to 304.340.3213.  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 “brent.boggs@wvhouse.gov”. You also may obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and other information from the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  If you write or leave a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide.  Additional information, including agency links and state government phone directory may be found at www.wv.gov and on the Facebook site of the West Virginia Legislature.

Conclusion
Remember to thank a veteran for their service to our nation and 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.

Jeffrey Denton Wright

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Jeffrey Denton Wright

Age 49, of Gassaway, WV, passed away on November 17, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

He was born on August 16, 1963 in Michigan to Edward and the late Alice Elaine Canute Wright.

He was a retired from the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Sutton Moose Lodge #825.

He is survived by his wife; Lena Smith Wright, sons; Randall Hurl Richardson (Alicia), of Gassaway and Charles Michael Richardson (Katie) of Sutton, daughter; Ashlee Renee’ Richardson of Flatwoods, Father; Edward Wright of Michigan, brothers; Ed and Mike Wright both of Michigan, sisters; Sandra L. Wright, Jennifer C. Wright, and Michelle A. Wright all of Michigan., grandson; Seth Michael Richardson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Rodney Boyce officiating.

Burial with Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post #33 in the Barnett Cemetery, Bug Ridge near Sutton.

Friends may call on Monday starting at Noon.

Familay suggest donations to Ronald McDonald House 841 Country Club Drive Morgantown, WV 26505.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Wright family.

Glenda Lena Shaver

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Glenda Lena Shaver

Age 64, of Exchange, WV, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at her residence.

She was born on April 04, 1948 in Sutton, WV to the late Ernie Westfall and Cleota Sawyer Young.

Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Susie Rexroad Justice and Burma Hamner.

Glenda is survived by her son; David Ray Shaver, II (twin) of Exchange, daughters; Angela Snyder and husband Charles of Gassaway, Cassandra Rose and husband Billy, and Darla Mae Shaver (twin) all of Little Birch, Leslie White and husband Tim of Birch River, brothers; John Young of Newville, Brad Young of Weston, Jimmy Westfall of Ohio, Roy Westfall of Anchorage, AK, sisters; Sue Westfall of Ohio, Linda Harrison twin of Glenda of Chicago, IL, grandchildren; Miranda, Melissa, Kayla, Clayton, Stephanie, Vanessa, Savannah, Destiny, Cody, Aiden, great grandson; Dallas.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday November 21,2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV with the Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.

Burial will follow at Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Airport Rd. Sutton.

Friends may call Tuesday November 20, 2012, 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Family suggest donations be made to Hospice Care Corp. P.O. Box 323 Burnsville, WV 26335.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Shaver Family

Evelyn Mae Parsons

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Evelyn Mae Parsons

Age 86, of Vienna, WV, passed away on November 16, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born in Gip, WV, (Braxton County), on November 26, 1925, a daughter of the late Robert P. and Sadie Knotts Arnold.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Dewayne Parsons of Waverly and Jane Whittington of Vienna; sister, Mary Henry of Boaz; three grandchildren, Jill Parsons of Vienna, Andy Parsons and Chesley of Charlotte, NC, and Jody Johnson and Brian of Blacklick, Ohio; and three great-grandchildren, Ian Johnson, Harper Parsons and Quincy Parsons.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie J. Parsons; daughter, June A. Aquino; and sister, Anna Lee Lowe.

The funeral service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Lauren A. Godwin officiating.

Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

Visitation will be 3:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Rhonda Colleen Kniceley

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Rhonda Colleen Kniceley

Age 57, of New Cumberland, WV passed away Sunday, November 04, 2012 at home.

She was born September 12, 1955 in Weirton, WV a daughter of Dolly C. “Tiny” (Mossor) Givens of New Cumberland and the late Sidney Eugene Givens.

She is also preceded in death by her brother Roger E. Givens, Sr.

Rhonda was employed at New Cumberland RX Center as a Pharmacy Tech.

Surviving are her children Randy Kniceley and his companion Christina Miller and Melissa (Ralph) Marshall all of Flatwoods, WV; 3 sisters Anita (Jerry) Hines, Tina (Chuck) Groves and Lisa (Tim) Turley all of New Cumberland, WV; 3 grandchildren Randy Lee Kniceley, Alyson Jade Yeager and Brenna Hoard all of Flatwoods, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends were received Wednesday 2:00–4:00 and 6:00–8:00 PM at the Turley Funeral Home.

Services were held there Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Robert Staub officiating.

Interment followed at Union Cemetery New Manchester, WV.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Turley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 488 New Cumberland, WV 265047.

Kenleigh Leeann White

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Kenleigh Leeann White is the name chosen for the daughter born to Angelica Mae and Brian Michael White of Sutton, WV.

She was born October 30, 2012 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston and is the couple’s first child.

The little girl weighed 10-pounds, 1-ounce.

The mother is the former Angelica Frame.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Frame of Little Birch, WV.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Wine of Burnsville, WV.

Gilmer County Circuit Court Report - 11.13.12

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Chief Judge Jack Alsop opened his November 2012 term of Court on Thursday, November 08, 2012 by instructing the Grand Jurors.

At 9:50 AM the grand jury retired to their jury room to deliberate upon their indictments.

At 12:10 PM they broke for lunch and after returning to the jury room at 12:47 PM, they returned 14 indictments at 2:25 PM as follows:


•  State of West Virginia vs. Catherine McGhee

She is indicted for 2 counts, Conspiracy to commit an offense against the state and Delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.

She was represented by Daniel Grindo of Gassaway.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Randall Eric Lambey

He was indicted for 1 count of Failure to meet an obligation to provide support to a minor.

A summons was issued to be served upon Lambey by the Clay County Sheriff.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Jarod C. Scott

He was indicted for 2 counts of burglary and petit larceny.

He is represented by Daniel Armstrong of Gassaway.


•  State of West Virginia vs. John Robert Carder

He was indicted for 5 counts as follows:

1) Attempt to commit sexual assault in the 3rd degree,

2) Sexual assault in the 3rd degree,

3 & 4) Sexual assault in the 2nd degree, and

5) Sexual abuse in the 1st degree.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Gerald A. Adkins II

He was indicted for 11 counts as follows: 5 counts of Forgery, 5 counts of uttering and 1 count of grand larceny.

He is also represented by Daniel Armstrong.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Larry Dale Bush

He was indicted for 6 counts as follows: Malicious assault, 3 counts of Wanton endangerment involving a firearm, conspiracy to commit an offense against the state and aggravated DUI.

He is represented by Ira Haught of Harrisville.

A summons was issued to Ritchie County for service on Larry Bush.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Donald Lee Norman

He was indicted for 8 counts as follows: Sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust to a child (4 counts) and 4 counts of third degree sexual abuse.

Norman is represented by Loren Howley of Grantsville.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Elsie Tingler

She was indicted for 2 counts of conspiracy and Manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver a schedule I controlled substance.

She is represented by David Karickhoff of Sutton.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Jeremy Knicely

He was indicted for 1 count of Third offense DUI.

A summons was issued to the Sheriff of Braxton County for him to-appear-for arraignment.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Carrie Sumpter

She was indicted for 24 counts of acquiring a controlled substance by subterfuge.

She is represented by David Karickhoff.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Stacey Lea Bright

She was indicted for 3 counts of Financial Exploitation of an elderly person and 3 counts of embezzlement.

She is represented by Daniel Grindo.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Robert Lee Hacker

He was indicted for 63 counts as follows: 4 counts of 2nd degree sexual assault, 7 counts of 1st degree sexual abuse, 50 counts of Sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust, 1 count of providing alcohol to a minor and 1 count of harassing phone calls.

He is represented by Daniel Armstrong of Gassaway.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Joshua Whitley

He was indicted for 3 counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school and 1 count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the state.

A summons was issued to him at an Ohio Address.


ARRAIGNMENTS WERE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012 AT 1:00 PM


Two civil cases were heard on November 08, 2012:

•  BB&T Financial FSB vs. Debbie Yeager

The case was completed and the case of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital was continued so the plaintiff could get service on defendant, Larry Keith Greenlief.


On November 09, 2012, six fugitives from justice were heard and all 6 waived extradition back to their respective states, all being represented by local attorney, Shelly DeMarino.

•  Charles Mobley waived to return to Maryland.

•  Jose Santiago-Dominquez waived to return to Texas.

•  Dominique Jordan waived to return to Indiana.

•  Dana Moore waived to return to Pennsylvania.

•  Charlie Vargas waived to return to Ohio.

•  Randolph Horton waived to return to Maryland.

Authorities in those states have until 4:00 PM Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to pick these fugitives up or Central Regional Jail will release them.


Sheriff elect Larry Gerwig called 3 times the names of the following 22 persons:

•  Brandon M. Leady
•  William Davis McHenry
•  Erin Jason DeWall
•  Matthew Snyder
•  Jaimey Gaines
•  Daniel Riffle
•  Jack E. Crawford
•  Thomas Rusley
•  Bernard Johnson
•  Robert Baskin
•  Christina Gayle Coombs
•  Sandra Frick
•  Edward Charles Thompson Jr.
•  Darrell J. Ford
•  Travis M. Buford
•  Justice Graham
•  Angela Sane
•  Kevin Neil Garrett
•  Justin Derek Antoine
•  Justin Miller
•  Gary Terreal Shivers
•  Joseph Michael Stankiewitch

Who failed to appear and the Clerk was directed to reissue warrants/capias’ for those individuals.


•  A magistrate appeal of State of West Virginia vs. Elvis Sprouse was heard and upheld by the Judge, after testimony was heard in the matter.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Shane Posey

He was before the Court and his trial is now set for Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM.

A pre-trial will be heard Friday, January 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM.

Posey is represented by Daniel Grindo.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Charles Emerson

This was the 1st trial on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

He is represented by Kevin Duffy of Clay.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Tonya Ramsey

She entered a plea to obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation.

She was represented by Christina Flanigan of Buckhannon.

She will be sentenced Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Jimmie Glen Stewart

He will have an evidentiary hearing on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM.

His trial is Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM.

He is represented by Steve Nanners of Buckhannon.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Garry Dobbins

He was before the Court for revocation of his probation.

Dobbins admitted the allegations in the petition and Judge Alsop revoked his probation and ordered he be sent to Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders.

Dobbins was represented by Christina Flanigan of Buckhannon.


•  Three juvenile hearings were heard and 2 were reset for Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM and 10:15 AM respectively.


•  On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM Judge Alsop held 5 juvenile cases with hearings being reset for Monday, February 11, 2013 at 9:15 AM, 9:25 AM, 9:35 AM; and two reset for Monday, December 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Henry Jenkins

He was before the court for reconsideration of sentence heretofore handed down.

Judge Alsop he received a very favorable plea agreement and denied the motion to reconsider.

Jenkins was represented by Christina Flanigan.

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM arraignments were held on those persons indicted November 08, 2012.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Catherine McGhee

She pled not guilty and her pretrial will be Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM and trial for Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Randall Eric Lambey

He failed to appear and a bench warrant was issued with bond being set at $15,000.00.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Jarod Scott

He failed to appear but his arraignment was reset for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM and also Gerald Alan Adkins II will be arraigned at that time.


•  State of West Virginia vs. John Carder

He appeared without an attorney and asked for a court appointed attorney.

He posted a $25,000.00 personal recognizance bond until 4:00 PM Friday, November 16, 2012 when he must post a $25,000.00 surety bond.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Larry Bush

He appeared and his pretrial is set for 11:00 AM Friday, January 18, 2013 with his trial on Tuesday, February 05, 2013.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Donald Norman had his trial continued to the next term of Court.

He appeared with Shelly DeMarino due to the illness of his attorney, Loren Howley.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Elsie Marie Tingler

She appeared and her pretrial is set for 11:30 AM Friday, January 18, 2013 with her trial to be on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Jeremy Knicely

He failed to appear and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest with bond being set at $25,000.00.
Later the Circuit Clerk contacted his attorney, because she had neglected to notify him of the time of arraignment and asked if he could also appear on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM for arraignment.

He is represented by Clinton Bischoff of Summersville.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Carrie Beth Sumpter

She had her trial continued to the next term of Court, as did Stacey Bright.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Robert Hacker

He appeared and his pretrial is set for 9:00 AM Friday, February 08, 2013 and his trial Wednesday, February 20, 2013.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Joshua Whitley

He did not appear and had a bench warrant issued with bond being set at $25,000.00.


•  State of West Virginia vs. Rodney Glen Singleton

He asked to hire his own attorney and his arraignment was continued to Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM.

Gassaway: Mountaineer Food Bank Gets Help after Derecho-Sandy

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It is food in, food out at the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway, WV.

The non-profit provides food for more than 600 pantries and senior centers in 48 counties across the state.

Mountaineer Food Bank Executive Director Carla Nardella says Hurricane Sandy put a halt to the recovery process from this summer’s derecho.

“We were just catching up from the storm in July, trying to get ahead a little bit or even be able to fill orders for mixed-food boxes,“ Nardella said.

Just last month, the shelves at the food bank were pretty bare when a number of agencies put out the call for food drives across the state in preparation for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

“We live in a disaster mode here all the time,“ said Nardella.

But with help from local food drives and extra tractor trailers filled with supplies from Feeding America arriving after the storm, Nardella says they have been able to send out their regular truckloads of food during their weekly deliveries.

“I walked through the warehouse and there’s canned soup, there’s canned fruits, there’s canned meats, there’s some paper products like toilet tissue,” she said.

Those are meaningful donations to those in need, especially those who lost all their food during Hurricane Sandy.

She stresses that can of soup that’s sitting on your shelf may not mean much to you, but to someone that’s in need…“Boy, when you’re on the other end and you open up your cabinet and that can of soup is all you’ve got, it’s the world!“

To help, you can make a monetary donation to the Mountaineer Food Bank, drop off non-perishable items to your local food pantry or even just volunteer a few hours of your time to help organize shelves. She says those gestures are incredibly important.

Braxton Residents Student Teaching for GSC

Two students from Braxton County are currently completing student teaching internships for Glenville State College.


Virginia Elisabeth Riffle is completing her student teaching in Business Education (5-Adult) at Gilmer County High School with cooperating teacher Lora Chapman.

Dr. Sherry Jones and Don Sheets are Riffle’s GSC supervisors.

She and her husband Tommy reside in Copen, WV with their children Breanna, Ryan, and Bredyan.

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(L-R) Virginia ‘Lisa’ Riffle and Jessica Stout


Jessica Erin Stout is completing her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) with teacher Patty Montgomery at Burnsville Elementary School and in Special Education with teacher Amy Perkins at Burnsville Elementary School and Flatwoods Elementary School.

Tara Cosco is Stout’s GSC supervisor.

She is the daughter of James and Penny Stout of Gassaway, WV.


Successful completion of student teaching internships will qualify these students for December 2012 graduation. They will be eligible to participate in the 139th Glenville State College Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Sutton: Two Men Honored by The Army for Their Part in A Daring Water Rescue

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Mike Long and Jeff Johnson received the Department of the Army Certificate of Appreciation for rescuing a man from Sutton Lake in July on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at Sutton Lake in Sutton, WV.

The two men were participating in a fishing tournament when they jumped in to action to help park rangers with a water rescue.

They were able to maneuver their boat to grab a man in the water until rangers could pull him up.

WV High School Football Post Season Playoffs - Round 1 Results - 2012

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AAA
#16 Oak Hill (7-4) 20
#1 Cabell Midland (11-0) 52
#15 Woodrow Wilson (6-5) 0
#2 Martinsburg (10-1) 39
#14 Hurricane (6-5) 10
#3 George Washington (9-2) 35
#13 Elkins (7-4) 32
#4 Huntington (9-2) 69
#12 Point Pleasant (8-3) 28
#5 Morgantown (9-2) 49
#11 Lewis County (9-2) 24
#6 University (8-3) 23
#10 Musselman (8-3) 42
#7 Capital (7-4) 23
#9 Wheeling Park (7-4) 7
#8 Spring Valley (8-3) 31


AA

#16 Clay County (5-6) 24
#1 Wayne (11-0) 63
#15 Mingo Central (5-6) 14
#2 Keyser (10-1) 61
#14 River View (6-5) 6
#3 Bridgeport (8-2) 54
#13 Braxton County (6-5) 21
#4 Robt. C. Byrd (10-1) 27
#12 Roane County (6-5) 27
#5 Bluefield (9-2) 63
#11 Summers County (7-4) 7
#6 Frankfort (9-2) 38
#10 Wyoming East (7-4) 16
#7 Scott (8-3) 46
#9 Nicholas County (7-3) 31
#8 Ritchie County (7-4) 7


A

#16 Moorefield (5-5) 14
#1 Tucker County (11-0) 27
#15 Williamstown (6-5) 7
#2 Magnolia (10-1) 34
#14 Buffalo (7-4) 0
#3 Wahama (11-0) 38
#13 Tug Valley (8-3) 12
#4 Madonna (10-1) 58
#12 Wirt County (7-4) 14
#5 St. Marys (10-1) 40
#11 Meadow Bridge (8-3) 6
#6 Greenbrier West (10-1) 48
#10 Wheeling Cent. (7-4) 34
#7 East Hardy (10-1) 60
#9 Valley (F) (8-3) 28
#8 Clay-Battelle (10-1) 33

Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 11.12.12

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As I write this evening, I’ve been watching the outstanding PBS documentary, “Veterans Legacy Project” which is a very moving tribute to our veterans of all wars.  An initiative of Glenville State College, I want to commend President Barr, Vice President Spears, Bob Henry Babar and the entire GSC staff that worked so hard on this worthy and important project.  Most of all, I salute all the veterans to which it pays tribute.

The documentary is an outstanding conclusion to a week of veterans activities, including the tribute to Gilmer County Veterans last Wednesday at the Senior Center and the Braxton County Veterans parade and celebration held last Saturday at Braxton County High School.  Both events were exceptional, well attended events that placed appreciation of our veterans at the forefront.  Truly, every day is Veteran’s Day.  Also, thanks to Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mike Todorovich for serving as keynote speaker and for his heartfelt remarks.

I want to thank everyone for their votes and support as I will begin my ninth term in the House of Delegates in January.  I am both humbled and appreciative of your support.  I will always do my best to keep you informed and do all I can to benefit the citizens of central West Virginia by my service in the House.

Legislative interim meetings will be held the week after Thanksgiving on November 26 – 28, 2012.  Here is the full interim schedule, subject to change:

Monday, November 26, 2012
Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Commission on Economic Development House Gov. Org.
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Senate Finance
09:00 AM 12:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee B - MARSHALL FORENSIC SCIENCE LAB TOUR
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Finance Subcommittee A House Finance
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee A House Judiciary
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Select Committee on Infrastructure Senate Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Commission on Special Investigations Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Education Subcommittee A - Student Wellness House Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Forest Management Review Commission House Gov. Org.
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Workforce Investment for Economic Development Senate Judiciary
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Finance Subcommittee B Senate Finance
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee B House Gov. Org.
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Committee on Health Subcommittee B House Gov. Org.
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Committee on Technology House Finance
03:00 PM 05:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Select Committee on PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care Senate Finance
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Joint Committee on Health Subcommittee A House Judiciary
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee House Gov. Org.
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Senate Judiciary
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Council of Finance and Administration Senate Finance
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee C House Gov. Org.
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources Senate Judiciary



Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Agriculture and Agri-business Committee House Gov. Org.
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Education Subcommittee C - Judicial Issues House Judiciary
09:00 AM 11:00 AM Commission on Interstate Cooperation Senate Finance
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Legislative Intern Committee House Finance
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Select Committee on Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education House Judiciary
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Select Committee on Minority Issues Senate Judiciary
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Equal Pay Commission House Finance
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Post Audits Subcommittee Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Select Committee on Children, Juveniles and Other Issues House Gov. Org.
02:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Committee on Government Operations - JOINT MEETING House Chamber
02:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization - JOINT MEETING House Chamber
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Finance Subcommittee C Senate Finance
04:00 PM 06:00 PM Education Subcommittee B - Education Audit & Fiscal Issues House Judiciary
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement House Finance
06:00 PM 08:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee C Senate Judiciary
07:00 PM 08:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability House Finance



Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Committee on Health House Chamber
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Chamber
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Chamber
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee A House Gov. Org.
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Chamber
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Joint Committee on Government and Finance Senate Finance
01:00 PM 03:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary

 

How to Contact
Please send address your inquiries to the Capitol Office at: Building 1, Room 226-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220 or my Assistant to the Majority Leader, at 304.340.3262 or fax to 304.340.3213.  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 “brent.boggs@wvhouse.gov”. You also may obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and other information from the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  If you write or leave a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide.  Additional information, including agency links and state government phone directory may be found at www.wv.gov and on the Facebook site of the West Virginia Legislature.

Conclusion
Remember to thank a veteran for their service to our nation and 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.

Lola Irene Marks

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Lola Irene Marks

Age 92 of Burnsville, WV, departed this life at 2:20 AM, Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the residence of her daughter in Glenville following an extended illness.

She was born November 18, 1919 in Gassaway, Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Okey Lee and Nancy Leona Slaughter Smarr.

Mrs. Marks was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed puzzles, plastic canvas, flower gardening and helping other people.

She was a member of the Burnsville Church of God.

In 1940 she was united in marriage to John F. Marks who preceded her in death March of 1974.

Four sons and one daughter survive, William Marks of Charleston, WV; Willis Marks of Baltimore, MD; Charles Marks and wife Bridgett of OH; Harlin Marks and wife Rosalea of NC and Arleta Davis and husband Gerald of Glenville, WV; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Lola was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie F. Marks in 1968; 3 sisters, Emma Matthews, Clara Mae Dean and Orpha Sumpter; and one brother Charles Smarr.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 12, 2012 with Pastor Eddie Barker officiating.

Burial will follow in the Cedarville Cemetery.

Friends may call 4:00-8:00 PM, Monday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Lola Irene Marks with arrangements.

Gloria Jean Bosley

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Gloria Jean Bosley

Age 78, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away November 10, 2012, at the Willows Center.

She was born December 28, 1933, at Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Russell A. and Clara Ann Shock Bosley.

Gloria was a member of the Red Hat Society at the Willows.

She was Catholic by faith.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including special niece, Pamela Starcher, and nephew, Robert A. Bosley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mona Buras, Mattie LaCorte and Arbutus Tunstall; and six brothers, Russell, William, Leon, Clinton, Jim and Robert L. “Shorty” Bosley.

The family will receive friends at Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, from 10:00-11:00 AM Tuesday.

Interment will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway, WV.

Juanita Cook

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Juanita Cook

Age 85, of Tague, Braxton County, WV, passed away October 30, 2012 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born May 16, 1927 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late Gordon and Iva Mitchell Frame.

She was retired from BF Goodrich with 39 years of service. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting and working the voter polls in the elections.

She was a member of the Charity Baptist Church.

Juanita is survived by sons, Richard and Mark Cook both of Frametown, WV; daughter, Brenda Lytle of Frametown; daughter-in-law, Arlene Cook of Frametown; brother, Eugene Frame of Frametown; sister, Merceda Long of Frametown; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Spurgeon Cook and son, Stanley Cook.

Service was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Elder Larry Fisher and Preacher Bill Lytle officiating.

Burial followed in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Flatwoods: WV Hotline to Help with High-Risk Pregnancies

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West Virginia has a new hotline to get women with high-risk pregnancies and their newborns into intensive care beds more quickly.

Public Health Commissioner Marian Swinker announced creation of the perinatal One Call System this week.

Doctors and hospitals have long needed easily accessible, current information about availability in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and maternal high-risk units.

The three hospitals that provide that kind of care are Charleston Area Medical Center’s Women and Children’s Hospital, West Virginia University Hospital and Cabell Huntington Hospital.

But 25 others that care for mothers and babies often need transfers.

The Office of Emergency Medical Services created the hotline with the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership. Callers can also get consultations with specialists.

The EMS Medical Coordination Center in Flatwoods will operate the hotline at 1.866.893.7266.

2012 WV High School Football Playoffs - Round 1 (Area) - Results

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