WVU and Marshall Football Results - 11.05.11


Louisville hangs on to upset No. 24 West Virginia

Dominique Brown ran for a three-yard touchdown with 1:50 remaining and the Louisville Cardinals hung on for a 38-35 upset of the 24th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers.

The Cardinals took a 38-28 lead on Brown’s touchdown run, but the Mountaineers responded with 43 seconds left as Geno Smith hit Stedman Bailey for a one- yard score.

Brown, though, recovered the ensuing onsides kick to seal Louisville’s third straight win.

Teddy Bridgewater completed 21-of-27 passes for 246 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Cardinals (5-4, 3-1 Big East), while true freshman Andrew Johnson returned a blocked field goal 82 yards for a fourth-quarter score.

“Our football team played very well today,“ said Cardinals coach Charlie Strong. “We went on the road and won a tough game here.“

Smith threw for 410 yards and three touchdowns and Shawne Alston ran for a pair of scores for the Mountaineers (6-3, 2-2), who have dropped two of their last three games.

Louisville’s defense and special teams set the tone in the second half.

Early in the third quarter, Hakeem Smith forced a West Virginia fumble and Mike Evans recovered for the Cardinals, resulting in Chris Philpott’s 39-yard field goal and a 24-21 advantage.

The Mountaineers were poised to tie the game on the opening play of the fourth, but Tyler Bitancurt, who missed a 32-yarder earlier, had his field goal attempt blocked and Johnson returned the loose ball 82 yards for a touchdown and a 31-21 lead.

Smith fumbled on West Virginia’s next possession, but atoned after a Louisville punt, connecting with Ivan McCartney for a 46-yard completion before Alston’s seven-yard touchdown run made it a 31-28 game with 9:01 remaining.

The Cardinals, though, leaned on Brown to seal their first win at Mountaineer Field since 1990.

The sophomore converted a 4th-and-1 near midfield with 5:08 remaining to extend the team’s next drive, then plunged across the goal line from three yards out for the decisive score.

“I was not surprised at all to come into this venue and for us to go and play well,“ said Strong. “We knew we had to play well. It was all about us coming in here to win the football game. We didn’t come here to lose or to play it tight. We came in here to win.“

West Virginia’s special teams struggled late but they began the game with a spark, as Brad Starks returned the opening kickoff 62 yards to the Louisville 30.

Smith hit Austin for a 25-yard touchdown three plays later for an early 7-0 advantage.

The rest of the quarter belonged to the Cardinals, however, as Jeremy Wright and Senorise Perry reeled of touchdown runs of eight and 13 yards for a 14-7 lead.

The Mountaineers tied the game early in the second quarter on Bailey’s five- yard touchdown grab.

The 76-yard scoring drive was extended by Austin’s nine- yard rush on 3rd-and-5.

The WVU defense then forced a three-and-out, stuffing Brown on 3rd-and-short, and Alston put the home team on top, 21-14, with a two-yard touchdown run on the ensuing drive.

The scoring march was again highlighted by a crucial 3rd-and-5 conversion, as Smith hit Bailey for 10 yards to the Louisville two.

Towards the end of the half, WVU’s Mike Molinari foreshadowed the team’s second-half struggles with an 11-yard punt.

The Cardinals received the ball near midfield and capitalized with Eli Rogers’ four-yard touchdown grab for a 21-21 tie at the break.

“We couldn’t punt, couldn’t kick and we just lost the battle,“ said Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen.

Game Notes:

Louisville hadn’t beaten West Virginia at Mountaineer Field since a 9-7 win in 1990.

The Cardinals are now 2-7 all-time in Morgantown.

The Cardinals have won three straight Big East games for the first time since 2006.

The Mountaineers had won four straight over the Cardinals.

Glenville First Baptist Church Revival - Sunday, 11.06.11 to Wednesday, 11.09.11


Weekly Horoscope: 11.06.11 - 11.12.11

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) - You’ll be surprised by the gains you can make on the 6th if you choose wisely. A romantic partnership will lead to greater security as well as financial stability. Use your imagination on the 7th and 8th to come up with unique ideas that can help you get your work done more efficiently and on time. A business venture shows great potential. You can expect to face opposition on the 9th, 10th and 11th if you are dealing with either personal or professional partners. Overreacting, overspending and overindulge will all lead to loss. Take the initiative to help others on the 12th. It’s your insight sincerity and your ability to get things done that will lead to unexpected rewards.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) - Romance is highlighted on the 6th. A contract or financial gain is favored if you are willing to approach both with an open-mind. Sign up for an event activity or course that will encourage you to try something new on the 7th and 8th. The people you meet will encourage you to consider make a change of location or vocation. Opportunity knocks on the 9th 10th and 11th. A partnership you form will help you achieve your goals and broaden your outlook on what is actually possible to achieve. Aggressive action will be well received. Don’t let emotional issues to cloud your vision regarding money matters, purchases or your health on the 12th. All must be guarded.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20) - Volunteer work or helping someone in need on the 6th will bring you great satisfaction as well as new friends. A personal partnership will be enhanced by your thoughtfulness. A reserved response will be key on the 7th and 8th. Listen attentively and proceed in a direction that is least likely to result in opposition or obstacles. Problems with peers, pets and minor health are likely on the 9th 10th and 11th if you overdo it mentally, physically or financially. Stress will result if uncertainty prevails. You will be forced to address emotional matters on the 12th. It’s best not to hold back or skirt issues if you want to get on with your life. Acceptance will be key to letting go.

Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22) - Look at what you can accomplish on the 6th and strive to reach your goals. Unpredictable behavior and emotional blackmail will ruin a relationship you have with someone if you aren’t careful. Take advantage of every opportunity you get on the 7th and 8th to show others what you are capable of doing. Advancement is in the stars and favors will be granted. Participating in work related or networking events on the 9th 10th and 11th will help you decide which path you want to follow. Good fortune will manifest if you take on a partner. You may question a personal connection you have to someone on the 12th. Wager the pros and cons before you say something you’ll regret.

Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22) - Take a day trip on the 6th or get involved in community functions. You will learn from the people you associate with and the cultural differences you encounter. Don’t let someone demanding burden you with responsibilities that don’t belong to you on the 7th and 8th. You need to focus on work money and getting ahead professionally. An emotional matter concerning home and family will cause confusion on the 9th 10th and 11th. Deception is likely and find out the truth before you make a decision that will be impossible to reverse will be a must. Socialize, get involved in something invigorating and challenging and interact with friends, family or your lover on the 12th.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) - Keep busy on the 6th. Emotional issues with a partner will surface if you are neglectful. Follow through with your promises. Put more emphasis on how you can improve your finances, your assets, your home and your love life on the 7th and 8th. Taking action will bring results but pondering over these issues will not. Get moving. Check out your options on the 9th 10th and 11th. It may be time to change your location or to alter the way you are living. An unusual philosophy will catch your interest and change your direction. Don’t let little aggravations irritate you on the 12th. Arguing will be a waste of time. Being amicable will help you get your way in the end.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) - Watch what you say on the 6th. Not everyone will agree with you and some will use what you say against you. Check in with some people you have worked with in the past on the 7th and 8th and you will discover an opportunity to make a career move that is not only perfect for you but that offers you greater financial security. Put greater effort into your surroundings on the 9th 10th and 11th. An investment will turn out to be more prosperous than you first anticipated. Push to close deals, sign contracts and complete legal settlements. Express your true feelings on the 12th and you will find out exactly where you stand. Love is in the stars and romance should be part of your plan.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) - Attend a conference, seminar or any function that allows you to network with industry people on the 6th. An unusual proposal is heading your way. Connect with people you think might need a service or product you have to offer on the 7th and 8th. Take a closer look at an opportunity being made available to you. Put pressure on someone you feel needs a nudge. Personal partnerships will be difficult to deal with on the 9th 10th and 11th. You are best to listen attentively but don’t offer any information that may incriminate you. Love can be expensive on the 12th if you make changes that are not being well received. Try to protect your assets best you can but be prepared to pay.

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) - An insensitive remark or not paying enough attention will snowball into an emotional misunderstanding on the 6th. Get out with friends or get involved in a new social group or activity on the 7th and 8th. The people you meet will off you food for thought that will help you make an important decision regarding your geographical location. Take the time to visit someone on the 9th 10th and 11th who can offer you advice or information that will help you advance in the future. Ask for what you want and refuse to settle for anything less. A celebration or a positive change to your current living arrangements on the 12th will bring you satisfaction.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) - Take a closer look at your options on the 6th. You may not be seeing to clearly when it comes to a personal partnership. Cut your losses before it’s too late. You’ll be misled by what someone tells you on the 7th and 8th. Find out the facts and get the financial figures first hand before you commit to any deal that is being offered. Appreciate what you have and the people who have always supported your efforts on the 9th 10th and 11th. An opportunity will open up through a most unlikely source. Don’t divulge information until its signed sealed and delivered. Enjoy the company of those offering you something on the 12th but don’t be too quick to donate.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) - Someone from your past will try to interfere in your life on the 6th. You are best to deal with this person swiftly making it very clear you have no interest in reuniting. Greater opportunity to get ahead will develop if you socialize with people who share your interests on the 7th and 8th. You’ll have some unusual ideas to offer that will ensure you are part of the plan that evolves. Problems with a friend, neighbor or relative will crop up on the 9th 10th and 11th if you overreact, overspend or overindulge. Discipline will be required on your part. Fix up your digs and open your doors to company you find stimulating on the 12th. Love and romance are highlighted.

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) -  Proceed with caution on the 6th especially if you are dealing with friends, lovers or peers. You will offend someone if you are too outspoken. Consider day trips research and meetings that can improve your future on the 7th and 8th. Take action and you will get results. A unique twist to the way you do things will grab attention. You stand to advance if you make a counter offer on the 9th 10th and 11th. Use your past experience to help you get what you want now. Put greater emphasis on what you have to offer. Emotional deception will surface on the 12th if you haven’t been entirely honest with someone. You may need to backtrack quickly to save your reputation.


RECEIPTS:        Auctions    Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week         338,400    51,400         7,200        397,000   
Last Week         326,700    31,300         3,700        361,700   
Last Year         326,700    55,300         8,800        390,800

Compared last week, steer and heifer calves sold unevenly steady to 5.00 higher and yearling feeder cattle traded mostly steady in a light test.

The fall-run has reached its peak with the largest nationwide weekly auction receipts since the third week of January.

Demand remains generally good for the inflated calf offerings but trading activity varied widely as to geographic region with a wintry storm curtailing price levels in the upper Midwest and Northern Plains.

Sideways snow moved across northern Kansas on Wednesday and strange colors peppered Central US radar images, triggering flashbacks of last winter’s misery for many area backgrounders and feeders.

The first arrival of the white stuff always causes folks to overreact as they called buyers and pulled-back orders on blizzard fears.

Six weeks from now,  a cold front of this past week’s magnitude might only provoke a flipping-up of their jean jacket collar and a lean of their hat crown into the northwest.

A mirage-like hint of green across Southern Plains wheat fields, plus firsthand knowledge of just how deep local herds have been culled inspired backgrounders to push lightweight calf prices to new all-time highs.

A special Monday auction in Pratt, KS featured the reputation string of pee-wee calves that gave us one of our first 2.00/lb. quotes a year ago.

The Mule Creek Ranch near Meade, KS brought-in their 60-day weaned calf crop sporting an attractively rugged condition.

Just over 100 head of the steers weighed 431 lbs. at 199.00, while the lightest bunch weighed 359 lbs. at 231.50 or $831.00 per head for a calf that might unnoticeably slip between your legs on its way to the feed bunk.

These calves were quoted to be as much as 12.00 higher than last week which is not an uncommon trend nowadays as a double-digit move in price levels can still be less than 5% of overall value.

The fed cattle trade also covered an unusually wide range this week in one of the most interesting sessions in years (recounting memories of the third week of October 2003 when bulk sales ranged from 105.00-115.00).

Southern Plains cattle feeders found themselves with a positive basis on the opening day of December being the spot month for hedged fed cattle.

A Tuesday morning trade began with 119.00 (which was 2.00 lower) being paid across Texas and Kansas.

For the second week in a row, the dropping of hedges in the Southern feedlot region resulted in sharp gains on the Board as December CME Live Cattle contracts ended the day up the 3.00 limit as Northern feedlot areas reaped the rewards with sales at 123.00, 124.00, and finally 125.00.

This week’s reported feeder cattle auction volume included 32% over 600 lbs. and 42% heifers.

Auction Receipts:  338,400   Last Week:  326,700   Last Year:  326,700

Buckhannon Stockyards, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday November 02, 2011

Cattle Receipts:  51

Slaughter cows made up 37% of the offering, slaughter bulls 4%,
replacement cows 14%, and feeders 45%.

The feeder supply included 43% steers, 30% heifers, and 26% bulls.

Near 43% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    335-335    335       113.00         113.00   Exotic
    2    382-382    382       150.00         150.00
    1    460-460    460       136.00         136.00
    2    782-782    782       114.00         114.00
    1    810-810    810        97.00          97.00
    1    930-930    930       108.00         108.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    255-255    255       105.00         105.00
    1    635-635    635       115.00         115.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    355-355    355       122.00         122.00
    1    460-460    460       118.00         118.00
    1    570-570    570        90.00          90.00   RWF
                             Small 1
    1    385-385    385        90.00          90.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    275-275    275       103.00         103.00
    1    575-575    575        88.00          88.00
    1    685-685    685        83.00          83.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    475-475    475        97.50          97.50
    1    500-500    500       115.00         115.00   Exotic
    1    625-625    625       120.00         120.00
    1    610-610    610       100.00         100.00   RWF
    1    655-655    655        99.00          99.00
    1    850-850    850        78.00          78.00   RWF

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1430-1430  1430   999.00-1175.00    1175.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2   1020-1020  1020       975.00         975.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1040-1040  1040       990.00         990.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1040-1040  1040       690.00         690.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1010-1010  1010       815.00         815.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1815-1815  1815        65.75          65.75
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    8   1040-1385  1207     59.25-65.50       61.49
    3   1240-1285  1258        56.00          56.00   Low Dressing
    1   1414-1414  1414        65.25          65.25
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2   1015-1375  1195     51.00-52.00       51.58
    3    985-1090  1053     45.50-47.00       46.19   Low Dressing
    1   1480-1480  1480        53.00          53.00

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1875-1885  1880     74.00-80.00       77.01

Weston Livestock, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday October 29, 2011

Cattle Receipts:  427

Slaughter cows made up 26% of the offering, slaughter bulls 4%,
replacement cows 1%, and feeders 69%.

The feeder supply included 35% steers, 43% heifers, and 22% bulls.

Near 17% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    425-425    425       139.00         139.00
    1    430-430    430       132.00         132.00   Exotic
    3    510-510    510       132.50         132.50
    1    515-515    515       107.50         107.50   RWF
    1    500-500    500       128.00         128.00   Exotic
   10    562-562    562       130.50         130.50
    3    576-576    576       122.00         122.00   Exotic
    6    646-646    646       122.00         122.00
    3    678-678    678       110.00         110.00   Exotic
                             Medium and Large 1
    2    410-420    415       130.00         130.00
    8    494-494    494       142.50         142.50
    9    520-548    545    142.00-142.50     142.05
    3    510-510    510       136.00         136.00   Black
    8    568-568    568       130.00         130.00
    1    625-625    625       128.00         128.00
    2    665-695    680    114.00-118.00     115.96   Yearlings
    1    720-720    720       110.00         110.00   Yearlings
    1    795-795    795       110.00         110.00   Yearlings
                             Small 1
    1    295-295    295       120.00         120.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    270-270    270       115.00         115.00
    1    340-340    340       123.00         123.00   Exotic
    1    380-380    380       130.00         130.00
    1    450-450    450       120.00         120.00   Exotic
    2    545-545    545       119.00         119.00
    1    695-695    695       110.00         110.00   Yearlings
                             Medium 2
    1    380-380    380       120.00         120.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 3
    3   1015-1015  1015        60.00          60.00

Feeder Heifers                Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    295-295    295       108.00         108.00
    1    345-345    345       102.50         102.50   Brahman X
    1    360-360    360       115.00         115.00
    2    428-428    428       116.00         116.00
    1    460-460    460       116.00         116.00   Exotic
   13    505-548    531    118.50-127.00     121.61
    2    573-573    573       103.00         103.00   RWF
    2    573-573    573       117.00         117.00   Exotic
    2    680-680    680       102.00         102.00
                             Medium and Large 1
    3    360-360    360       115.00         115.00
    9    417-417    417       115.00         115.00
    8    492-492    492       119.00         119.00
    1    495-495    495       117.00         117.00   Exotic
    6    514-515    514    119.00-125.00     124.00
    7    563-580    566    115.00-121.00     119.98
    1    575-575    575       119.00         119.00   Exotic
    2    625-640    633    107.00-111.00     109.02
    1    670-670    670       105.00         105.00   Yearlings
    1    835-835    835        87.00          87.00   Yearlings
                             Medium 1
    1    375-375    375       105.00         105.00   RWF
                             Large 2
    1    435-435    435        95.00          95.00   Exotic
    1    500-500    500       106.00         106.00   Exotic
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    270-270    270       118.00         118.00
    8    346-346    346       116.00         116.00
    4    355-392    383    111.00-117.00     112.39   Exotic
    2    377-377    377       102.50         102.50   Thin
    9    416-419    418       115.00         115.00
    3    488-488    488       100.00         100.00
    1    475-475    475        80.00          80.00   RWF
    1    550-550    550       115.00         115.00
    1    655-655    655       100.00         100.00   Yearlings

Feeder Bulls                Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    305-305    305       116.00         116.00   Exotic
    1    375-375    375       125.00         125.00
    2    448-448    448       115.00         115.00
    1    430-430    430        90.00          90.00   Exotic
    2    485-485    485       135.00         135.00
    1    545-545    545       112.00         112.00   Exotic
    3    585-585    585       117.00         117.00
    1    555-555    555       118.00         118.00   Exotic
    3    623-623    623       109.00         109.00
                             Medium and Large 1
    1    295-295    295       125.00         125.00
    1    375-375    375       135.00         135.00
    2    420-420    420       133.00         133.00
    5    491-491    491       135.50         135.50
    3    557-557    557       131.50         131.50
    3    642-642    642       105.00         105.00
    1    675-675    675       105.00         105.00
    1    650-650    650       105.00         105.00   Exotic
    2    835-845    840     84.00-85.00       84.50
                             Small 1
    1    485-485    485       110.00         110.00
    1    595-595    595        99.00          99.00
    2    680-695    688     70.00-80.00       75.05
    1    700-700    700        70.00          70.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    360-360    360       120.00         120.00
    6    412-412    412       131.00         131.00
    2    530-530    530       122.00         122.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1010-1010  1010       750.00         750.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1    795-795    795       540.00         540.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1200-1355  1278        66.00          66.00
    1   1095-1095  1095        55.00          55.00   Low Dressing
    2   1430-1435  1433     65.50-66.00       65.75
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
   27   1040-1390  1206     62.00-68.00       64.61
   13   1070-1395  1268     68.00-76.50       70.16   High Dressing
   12   1040-1280  1214     56.00-62.00       59.76   Low Dressing
    5   1460-1780  1608     64.00-67.50       66.01
    1   1735-1735  1735        68.00          68.00   High Dressing
    2   1400-1535  1468     55.50-59.00       57.17   Low Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
   10    890-1255  1109     54.00-58.00       56.88
    3   1065-1350  1162     60.00-63.00       61.53   High Dressing
    5    810-1080   929     44.00-50.00       46.67   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1305-1425  1380     72.00-75.50       73.55
    1   1475-1475  1475        83.00          83.00   High Dressing
    1   1265-1265  1265        69.50          69.50   Low Dressing
    4   1725-2285  1998     73.00-78.00       75.35
    3   1530-1960  1705     79.00-81.00       79.64   High Dressing
    1   1500-1500  1500        70.00          70.00   Low Dressing

  Cow/Calf pairs 6hd
   age2-8 calf under 250            calf over 250
    L&M1    900
    L&M2    635
  Age 8& up calf under 250          calf over 250
    L&M1   1000                         990
  Canner-Low cutter butcher cows  20-40

Jackson County Regional Livestock Market, Ripley, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday October 29, 2011

Cattle Receipts:  364

Slaughter cows made up 8% of the offering, slaughter bulls 2%,
replacement cows 7%, and feeders 82%.

The feeder supply included 20% steers, 41% heifers, and 38% bulls.

Near 21% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    225-225    225       133.00         133.00
    2    320-345    333    130.00-136.00     132.89
    1    425-425    425       145.00         145.00
    1    430-430    430       136.00         136.00   Smoke
   12    450-496    472    135.00-147.00     142.34
    2    470-475    473    130.00-140.00     135.03   Red
    9    510-545    523    121.00-143.00     133.38
    4    550-580    563    125.00-133.00     128.78
    8    602-611    607    124.00-125.00     124.75
    1    620-620    620       108.00         108.00   Red
    5    655-685    679    119.00-127.00     125.46
    2    710-730    720       114.00         114.00
    5    783-783    783       117.00         117.00
    3    880-895    885    109.00-113.00     111.65
                             Small 1
    1    350-350    350       100.00         100.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    385-385    385       107.00         107.00
    1    535-535    535       119.00         119.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 2
    1    400-400    400        66.00          66.00
    1    675-675    675        76.00          76.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    277-292    285    118.00-138.00     127.74
    6    307-335    316    115.00-126.00     122.47
    5    315-318    317       115.00         115.00   Red
    7    385-396    392    116.00-118.00     116.86
    1    380-380    380       114.00         114.00   Red
    1    385-385    385       114.00         114.00   Smoke
   15    405-445    430    118.00-124.00     122.56
    4    430-440    438    114.00-116.00     114.49   Red
    1    410-410    410       114.00         114.00   Smoke
   24    453-491    472    115.00-124.50     121.16
    2    477-477    477       118.00         118.00   Smoke
    6    510-535    522    115.00-126.00     120.54
    2    545-545    545       117.00         117.00   Red
    6    505-510    506    116.00-124.00     121.34   Smoke
    4    560-590    581    115.00-121.00     117.23
    1    585-585    585       117.00         117.00   Smoke
    9    619-620    619    108.00-115.00     110.34
    2    610-610    610       121.00         121.00   Red
    4    700-740    713     84.00-90.00       86.27
    3    825-832    830     91.00-102.00      94.65
    2    857-857    857        91.00          91.00
    2    975-975    975        79.00          79.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    280-280    280       113.00         113.00
    1    320-320    320       108.00         108.00
    1    355-355    355       100.00         100.00   Smoke
    3    475-480    477    105.00-110.00     107.00
    2    562-562    562        88.00          88.00
    4    617-630    624     84.00-88.00       85.98
    1    670-670    670       100.00         100.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    285-285    285       151.00         151.00
    1    300-300    300       117.00         117.00   Red
   10    372-397    388    131.00-138.00     133.97
    4    352-397    375    122.00-129.00     125.71   Red
    2    382-382    382       101.00         101.00   RWF
   12    400-440    425    134.00-142.00     139.99
    1    420-420    420       110.00         110.00   Smoke
    8    460-495    477    133.00-142.00     136.80
   10    455-495    485    115.00-135.00     124.63   Red
    2    487-487    487       127.00         127.00   Smoke
   13    500-545    517    125.00-137.00     132.02
    1    515-515    515        97.00          97.00   RWF
   12    555-595    562    115.00-138.00     129.54
    1    595-595    595       105.00         105.00   Red
    3    557-560    558    122.00-129.00     126.66   Smoke
    4    620-625    621    101.00-110.00     107.74
    3    665-690    673     87.00-101.00      96.22
    2    702-702    702       106.00         106.00
    1    898-898    898        69.00          69.00   Red
                             Small 1
    1    445-445    445        81.00          81.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    9    352-390    369    115.00-126.00     121.16
    2    432-432    432       121.00         121.00
    5    450-485    460    106.00-114.00     111.75
    4    505-545    526     85.00-136.00     112.51
    2    645-645    645        87.00          87.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    755-755    755       450.00         450.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    3    825-890    850    560.00-700.00     613.77   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    5    945-1110  1038   685.00-1110.00     863.91   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1240-1335  1288    720.00-885.00     805.54   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
   10    950-1175  1078    550.00-800.00     677.63   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    5    960-1170  1031    480.00-650.00     565.28   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1335-1335  1335       575.00         575.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1345-1345  1345        63.50          63.50
    2   1220-1355  1288     62.50-67.50       64.87   High Dressing
    1   1410-1410  1410        71.50          71.50   High Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    2    765-830    798     55.00-60.00       57.00
    1    875-875    875        45.00          45.00   Low Dressing
   10   1040-1285  1162     53.00-59.00       55.17
    4    965-1225  1088     62.50-69.00       65.32   High Dressing
    4    945-1130  1061     44.50-52.00       47.16   Low Dressing
    1   1670-1670  1670        64.00          64.00   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    775-775    775        51.00          51.00
    1    990-990    990        46.00          46.00   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1200-1200  1200        76.00          76.00
    1   1390-1390  1390        86.50          86.50   High Dressing
    5   1500-2050  1728     70.50-78.00       73.68
    1   1600-1600  1600        83.00          83.00   High Dressing
    1   1940-1940  1940        69.00          69.00   Low Dressing

Cow Calf Pairs
   11   550.00-875.00

Baby Calves
    1   30.00

Bon Appétit: Pumpkin Empanadas


Pastry Dough:
7 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons lard or vegetable shortening
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ice cold water
1 large egg

Direction :
Place butter and lard in freezer for 15 minutes.
When ready to use, remove from freezer and cut both into small pieces.
In the bowl of a food processor fit with the cutting blade, combine flour and salt by pulsing 3 to 4 times.
Add butter and pulse 5 to 6 times until texture looks mealy and it is blended uniformly.
Add lard and pulse another 3 to 4 times.
Remove lid of food processor and pour in the ice water and egg.
Replace lid and pulse 5 times.
Stop to scrape down the sides and process for another 5 pulses.
The dough should hold together when clinched in your fist.
Place mixture in a large zip-top bag, squeeze together until it forms a ball, press into a rounded disk, and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
This allows time for all the wet ingredients to be absorbed into the flour.

Pumpkin Filling:
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup firmly-packed dark brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree*
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Grated orange zest (rind) of half an orange
*  If you choose to use canned pumpkin, make sure it pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

Direction :
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter; stir in the brown sugar.
Let this heat for a few minutes until the brown sugar is dissolved into the butter.
Stir in the pumpkin and the spices.
Continue to stir over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes or long enough that the pumpkin begins to stiffen and hold its shape.
Test this by picking up a small amount in a spoon.
Remove from heat and stir in the orange peel. 
Allow the Pumpkin Filling to cool completely in the refrigerator before continuing to assembling your empanadas.
A hot or warm filling will make working with your dough very difficult.

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Stargazing - 11.06.11


High overhead this evening, you can see some of the stars in one of the spiral arms of our Milky Way galaxy, called the Perseus Arm because it snakes through Perseus and Cassiopeia.

Cassiopeia looks like an M or W, with Perseus below it.

Daylight Saving Time

“Falling back” is seldom a good thing. If an army falls back, it usually means it’s losing the battle. And if a runner or race-car driver falls back, there’s no trophy at the end of the course.

But today’s a time when falling back is a good thing. That’s because this is the day we leave behind Daylight Saving Time and fall back into Standard Time — you did remember to reset your clock before you went to bed last night, right? — so we get back the hour of sleep we lost in March.

The “fall” marks the yearly end of Daylight Saving Time.

The idea of “springing forward” during the months of longer daylight caught on during World War I. The United States adopted the idea in 1918.

It lasted only a year, but was reinstated during World War II. After the war, individual states were free to use Daylight Saving Time or not, for any part of the year they chose. It was standardized in 1966, and since then it has been extended to take up a greater chunk of the year.

The rationale for the modern version of Daylight Saving Time is that people tend to use less energy during the dark early morning than they do after dark in the evening, so extending daylight by an hour in the evening cuts down on energy use. Study results on the issue are mixed, but most do show a small savings.

For now, enjoy the added personal energy from that extra hour of sleep — which you’ll have to give back when Daylight Saving Time returns on the second Sunday in March.

TRUTH OR TRADITION?  – “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide”  #147


“Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide”
is a phrase we often hear in matters of religion.  “God has give us a conscience that we might know right from wrong.”  “In making decisions, always follow your conscience.”  Is that idea Truth, or is it Tradition?

A Way That Seemeth Right.
The Bible says:  “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”  (Prov. 14:12) .  What does that passage say about letting your conscience be your guide?  Is it possible that conscience could lead one in the way of death?

All Good Conscience.
When Paul was making his defense before the Jewish council,  he made this statement:  “Men and brethren,  I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.” (Acts 23:1) .  “Wait a minute, Paul.  What about back there when you were persecuting the church and having Christians put to death?  Did your conscience not tell you that was wrong?”  Can a person live in all good conscience before God and still be mistaken?

Weak Conscience.
In regard to eating meat that had been sacrificed unto idols,  Paul wrote:  “For some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol;  and their conscience being weak is defiled.” (1 Cor. 8:7) .  Would a weak, defiled conscience steer one in the right way?  Could that help us understand how some can become involved with the most bizarre religious rites, and believe they are doing God’s will?  Could such behavior be the result of a weak, defiled conscience?

Seared Conscience.
In his first epistle to Timothy, in regard to false teachers,  Paul wrote:  “Speaking lies in hypocrisy;  having their conscience seared with a hot iron.”  (1 Tim. 4:2) .  Flesh seared with a hot iron has no feeling.  Would a conscience with no feeling be a safe guide?  Could that explain how some can commit the most horrendous crimes with no feelings of guilt?

Evil Conscience.
The writer of the Hebrew letter admonishes:  “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”  (Heb. 10:22) .  Can a conscience become evil?  Would an evil conscience be a safe guide in determining right and wrong?

Is The Conscience A Safe Guide?
That all depends upon the conscience.  The conscience is like a computer.  What we get out of it is determined by what we program into it.  “Garbage In, Garbage Out!”  The terrorists of 911 didn’t violate their conscience, because they had been led to believe that was a glorious thing to do.  Paul was programmed to believe Christ was a false teacher, and that he was serving God by destroying Christianity from the face of the earth.  So his conscience didn’t condemn him.  Only the conscience programmed by The Word of God is a safe guide to follow.

The Basis Of Faith.
If my conscience is my standard in religious matters, then my faith stems from my own feelings,  thinking and emotions.  Should what I believe and practice not be based on the Word of God instead?  “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”  (Rom. 10:17) .

Steer Creek Church of Christ,  3466 Rosedale Road,  Stumptown WV 25267
Minister: Gene H Miller, 3281 Rosedale Road, Shock WV 26638-8410.
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Darrell Joe Crites


Darrell Joe Crites

Age 73, of Gassaway, died October 24, 2011 at home.

He was born November 25, 1937 at Bergoo, WV a son of the late Lloyd and Ethel Cutright Crites and later raised in Warren, Ohio.

Joe was a retired supervisor for Slurry Pavers, Inc., an Army veteran and a drummer and singer for his band, Little Joe’s Elk River Band.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by brothers, James and Robert Crites; sisters, Roberta Vlahos and Dixie Hurst.

Surviving; wife of 30 years, Agnes Jeffries Crites of Gassaway; sons, Joe Crites, Jr. of Warren, OH, Mark Crites and wife, Becky of Clay and James A “Jimbo” Smith and wife, Tina of Gassaway; daughter, Cindy Lemon of Gassaway; sister, Clarice “Sissy” Cummings of Warren, OH; grandchildren, James J. Smith of Gassaway, Mandi Lemon of Gassaway and Brianna Frame of Fairview; several nieces and nephews.

Service was be 3:00 PM Thursday, October 27 at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Mark Stump officiating.

Burial was in the Beall’s Mill Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends called two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Walter Jennings Hartley


Walter Jennings Hartley

passed to eternal life late on Tuesday evening, October 18, 2011.

He was born December 09, 1947, in Weston, the second of three children.

He is predeceased by his parents, Harold and Julia Hartley; brother, Joe; niece, Lisa; nephew, Bob; and great-niece, Kelly.

He was educated in Weston schools and graduated from Salem College, Salem.

Walter served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict and retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, VA, with thirty-seven and a half years of service, functioning in many roles during his time of employment.

Walter belonged in faith and loving fellowship to Bonsack Baptist Church.

He daily lived in faith and was surrounded by loving, concerned, friends from church. Our appreciation to this body of faith believer knows no bounds.

Anyone who knew Walter will well remember his love for joking and his sometime outrageous antics. He particularly enjoyed tormenting his mother- in- law, Margaret, and his sister-in-law, Sally.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Martha (McGuffin) Hartley; best friend ever, Chase Matthew Harmon; sister, Judy (Ray) Stamper; mother-in-law, Margaret McGuffin; sisters-in-law: Jane Hartley, Sally McGuffin, Linda (Henry) Milton; and brother-in-law, Joe (Judy) McGuffin. Many wonderful nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention. Dear friends, David Layman (brother). Lisa and Richie Harmon, and his wonderful neighbors.

Family received friends Friday, October 21, from 2:00 -4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Oakey’s East Chapel with Masonic Rites at 7:00 PM.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on, Saturday, October 22, at Oakey’s East Chapel with the Reverends Scott Finley and Jonathan Spencer officiating. Burial followed in the Old Dominion Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

Flowers are welcome or please consider donations to Good Samaritan House.

Paul B. Jackson


Paul B. Jackson

Age 86, of Gassaway, passed away October 30, 2011 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born May 12, 1925 in Braxton County a son of the late Harry Winfred and Mabel May Cutlip Jackson.

Paul was a retired brakeman with 32 years of service for the B&O and CSX Railroads. He was an Army veteran of WWII and he knew the Lord as his Savior.

He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Tiffany Jackson; sisters, Elsie Jackson and Hazel Sands; brothers, Claude and Harry Arden Jackson.

Surviving; wife of 65 years, Lola Humphreys Jackson; children, Janet E. Barnett (Robert) of Weston, Linda M. Steen of Gassaway, Donna R. Eakins (William) of Warren, OH, William B. Jackson (Jean) of Gassaway, James P. Jackson (Teresa) of Gassaway and John W. Jackson (Vanessa) of Gassaway; sisters, Edna Gilbert of Middle Town, OH and Helen Dennis of Detroit, MI; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his little dog, Chloe.

At Mr. Jackson’s request his body will be cremated.

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

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.



Today - November 06, yyyy

Today is Sunday, Nov. 06, the 310th day of 2011. There are 55 days left in the year.

Thought for Today: “The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.“ — Alvin Toffler, American writer-futurist (1928- ).

Today’s Highlight in History:


On Nov. 06, 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term of office.

On this date:

In 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.

In 1861, James Naismith, the inventor of the sport of basketball, was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.

In 1888, Benjamin Harrison won the presidential election, defeating incumbent Grover Cleveland with enough electoral votes, even though Cleveland led in the popular vote.

In 1893, composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.

In 1928, in a first, the results of Republican Herbert Hoover’s election victory over Democrat Alfred E. Smith were flashed onto an electric wraparound sign on the New York Times building.

In 1934, Nebraska voters approved dissolving their two-chamber legislature in favor of a nonpartisan, single (or “unicameral”) legislative body, which was implemented in 1937.

In 1944, British official Lord Moyne was assassinated in Cairo, Egypt, by members of the Zionist Stern gang.

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower won re-election, defeating Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson.

In 1977, 39 people were killed when the Kelly Barnes Dam burst, sending a wall of water through Toccoa Falls College in Georgia.

In 1990, about one-fifth of the Universal Studios backlot in southern California was destroyed in an arson fire.

Ten years ago:
•  Billionaire Republican Michael Bloomberg won New York City’s mayoral race, defeating Democrat Mark Green.

•  The Federal Reserve slashed its federal funds rate, the key benchmark for overnight loans, by a half-point to 2%, its lowest level in 40 years.

•  Baseball owners voted 28-2 to eliminate two major league teams by the 2002 season (however, the contraction did not occur).

•  Playwright Anthony Shaffer, who’d written the thriller “Sleuth,“ died in London at age 75.

Five years ago:
•  On the eve of midterm elections, Democrats criticized Republicans as stewards of a stale status quo while President George W. Bush campaigned from Florida to Arkansas to Texas in a drive to preserve GOP control of Congress.

•  Kenny Chesney won entertainer of the year and Brooks & Dunn’s inspirational song “Believe” won three trophies, including single and song of the year, at the 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards.

One year ago:
•  President Barack Obama opened his 10-day Asia trip on a somber note in Mumbai, India, where he memorialized victims of devastating terror attacks two years earlier, declaring, “We’ll never forget.“

•  A Yemeni judge ordered police to find Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born cleric, “dead or alive” after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners. (Al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the mountains of Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011.)

Today’s Birthdays:
Director Mike Nichols is 80
Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 79
Singer Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five) is 74
Singer P.J. Proby is 73
Country singer Guy Clark is 70
Actress Sally Field is 65
Pop singer-musician Glenn Frey (The Eagles) is 63
Singer Rory Block is 62
Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval is 62
TV host Catherine Crier is 57
California’s former first lady, Maria Shriver, is 56
Actress Lori Singer is 54
Actor Lance Kerwin is 51
Rock musician Paul Brindley (The Sundays) is 48
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is 47
Rock singer Corey Glover is 47
Actor Brad Grunberg is 47
Actor Peter DeLuise is 45
Actress Kelly Rutherford is 43
Actor Ethan Hawke is 41
Actress Thandie Newton is 39
Model-actress Rebecca Romijn (roh-MAYN’) is 39
Actress Zoe McLellan is 37
Actress Nicole Dubuc is 33
Actress Taryn Manning is 33
Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is 25
Actress Emma Stone is 23
Actress Mercedes Kastner is 22

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It’s Time to Fall Back This Weekend - 11.06.11


This weekend will bring an end to Daylight Savings Time which means in the fall that people must set their clocks back one hour before going to bed.

At 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 06, 2011, clocks are to be turned back all across the United States except in Hawaii and Arizona which do not observe this.

What this means that you will gain an hour of sleep tomorrow.

In the spring time, daylight savings requires that clocks be turned forwards an hour.

The easiest way to remember how the Daylight Savings works is that in the spring, the clocks spring forward. In the fall, the clocks fall backwards. Easy to remember!

It is also time to change the batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

Natural Resource Police Officers Make Two Trophy Deer Poaching Arrests in Preston County

Two Terra Alta men have been charged with illegally killing a trophy buck deer in Preston County, according to Capt. W.A. Persinger of the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Natural Resources Police Officers were alerted to the situation the afternoon of October 22, 2011, Sgt. G.A. Johnson, Officer J.A. Rhodes and Officer P.S. Ferguson conducted four hours of surveillance near the scene of the crime, a hunting camp near Terra Alta.

Natural Resources Police Officers Josh Rhodes and Paul Ferguson

That evening, Officer Ferguson and Officer Rhodes watched a pickup truck leave the hunting camp.

The officers followed the vehicle into Terra Alta and made a traffic stop.

They found that the two men in the truck had a 10- point buck deer in the bed of the vehicle.

Upon further investigation, Sergeant Johnson, Officer Ferguson and Officer Rhodes issued three citations each to Ernest Nice, age 39, and Bryan Sypolt, age 37, both of Terra Alta.

The citations were for illegal possession of wildlife, providing false information to a law enforcement officer, and hunting without a license.

The officers confiscated the buck deer, which had an inside antler measurement of 15 1/4 inches, making it large enough to qualify under the enhanced penalties section of the West Virginia hunting regulations regarding the illegal taking of trophy bucks.

Charges are pending in Preston County Circuit Court. If convicted, the suspects will be assessed a minimum of $1,000 replacement cost under the trophy deer regulations and up to $2,805 in fines and court costs.

West Virginia Redistricting Attracts More Court Challenges


West Virginia’s recently completed redistricting is facing additional legal challenges.

Jefferson County targeted the redrawing of congressional districts in federal court on Friday.

Monongalia and Wood County residents meanwhile petitioned the state Supreme Court to block the new state Senate map.

In a separate Friday filing, Monroe County officials requested the same action against the redrawn House of Delegate districts.

Putnam and Mason County officials also have challenged the House plan.

So has Kanawha County lawyer Thornton Cooper.

He expects to sue over the Senate map also, possibly on Monday.

Each legal challenge alleges the redistricting violated relevant constitutional provisions.

State officials responded to the House of Delegates challenges Friday.

They urged the justices to keep that plan intact, and also cite looming deadlines in the 2012 election calendar.

GCHS Volleyball Team Raffle Has a Winner!


The GCHS Lady Titans have been selling chances on a 2 basket raffle filled with over $600 in prizes, all donated by local businesses and individuals.

Tickets were sold by the team members and coaches and were sold until half time of the last home football game on Friday, November 04, 2011.

Debbie Jenkins of Glenville is the winner of the raffle.

The team and coaching staff would like to thank everyone who donated items as well as those who sold and purchased tickets.

This was a huge fundraiser, netting over $2,000 for the volleyball team and plans are to buy a new net for the high school for next year.

The support of the parents, fans and community members is greatly appreciated.

OddlyEnough™: New Braxton 911 Center Property Sold by Mistake


Russell Carpenter, 76, of Sutton, thought he was getting a pretty good deal when he purchased a 6.5-acre property for about $3,100 at the Braxton County tax sale.

But, little did the retired construction supervisor realize that the property was in fact owned by the county commission and was the site of the Braxton County 911 Center/EMS and represented an approximately $1.5 million investment by the county.

The property was sold at auction due to an oversight by the sheriff’s office, Braxton County Commission President David Jack Sr. said. The county has owned the property for a little over two years, he said.

The 911 Center and Emergency Medical Service has been operating in the facility since early October, Jack said.

The county purchased the site from Buckhannon-based Newlons International for about $600,000 to turn it into the new 911 Center and EMS building. But the previous owners owed about $3,100 in back taxes on the property.

Commissioners knew the site was placed on the list of properties to be auctioned off for back taxes. They contacted the former owner and asked them to take care of the back taxes to no avail, Jack said.

“This should have been taken care of when the attorneys prepared our deed and closed on the building,“ he said. “But for some reason it wasn’t.“

Jack also said the commissioners believed that the sheriff would remove the property from the sales list, but that was not done either, he said.

“The delinquent tax ticket wasn’t in the commission’s name of course,“ Jack said. “And for some reason it wasn’t taken off the list.“

“It was just an oversight,“ he said. “These things happen.“

State code allows the sheriff to remove property from the auction if a question concerning the taxes arises, Jack said.

The property was sold right around the same time the commission was to hold an open house showcasing the new 911 Center and EMS facility.

The commission contacted the county prosecuting attorney to see what direction they needed to take to make sure their new investment wasn’t turned over to a private citizen.

The prosecuting attorney advised the commissioners that they did not have to pay the back taxes. County agencies are not required to pay taxes and Jack said the commission wasn’t about to “shell out” over $3,000.

The sale has been nullified and Carpenter’s money will be refunded, Jack said.

Carpenter said he has not been contacted by the commission about a refund of his money.

“I’ve never heard about this being done before,“ he said.

Carpenter said he was purchasing the land as an investment. A property owner whose land has been sold at a tax auction has 18 months to pay the back taxes on the site.

In order to keep from losing the property, the owner also has to pay .75 percent interest per month on the back taxes. This money goes to the individual or company that purchased the land at the auction.

Carpenter said he had no idea that the land belonged to the county and was the home of the 911 Center and EMS.

“I had no idea what the property was until after the sale,“ he said. “I was surprised to find out what the land actually was.“

The commission will try to collect the back taxes from the Buckhannon company.

~~  by Paul Fallon – Charleston Daily Mail  ~~

WV First Lady Encourages Student Participation in Seventh Annual Ornament Competition


First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin is encouraging all students - kindergarten through 12th grade - to create a “toys” themed ornament to be displayed on the State Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be located in the Capitol Rotunda.

Although this is the first ornament competition that First Lady Tomblin has hosted, she is excited to continue the holiday tradition started by Gayle Manchin in 2005.

“I look forward to continuing this wonderful tradition and hope to increase participation to make this year’s contest the biggest one yet,“ First Lady Tomblin said. “The Governor and I invite all kindergarten through 12th grade art classes to join in the holiday festivities and submit ornaments to help us decorate our Capitol Christmas tree.“

In order to give sufficient time for the winning class to be notified, each decorated ornament must be received no later than Friday, November 18, 2011. For submission information, contact Beth Hughes at 304.558.2440 or by email at “”.

First Lady Tomblin added, “This competition has become a winter tradition and a huge part of Joyful Night, the state’s annual holiday celebration. It gives us the chance to showcase the talent of students from all across the Mountain State.“

During the past six years, students have been asked to create decorations representing everything from bells and stars to snowflakes and stockings, and most recently, energy and natural resources.

This year, the scope has been broadened and the competition has expanded; every art class in the state is invited to submit an ornament that reflects or represents “toys” in some way. The ornaments will be classified in four divisions according to grade: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Each ornament will be individually judged, and four winners will be selected, one from each division.

The ornaments and the Christmas tree will be unveiled in conjunction with Joyful Night, the annual holiday celebration at the State Capitol, held in early December. The winning classes will receive a $125 gift certificate for art supplies and will be recognized by the Governor and First Lady during Joyful Night festivities.

The winning ornaments will be displayed in the Grand Foyer of the Governor’s Mansion throughout the holiday season, and in January 2012, they will be donated to the West Virginia State Museum for their permanent collection.

Glenville: Kanawha Drive Church Special Service – Sunday, 11.06.11


A special service will be held at the Kanawha Drive Church Sunday Morning, November 06, 2011 honoring Katlin Collins.

We praise God for the protection He gave her during a recent horrific car crash.

Katlin will bring special music.

The public is invited to hear this special young lady as she brings praise to God through music.

For more information contact Pastor Bill Vitt at 304.493.6376.

Our service hours are:

10:00 AM Sunday School

11:00 AM Church Service

6:00 PM Evening Service

6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study

Little Kanawha Independent Church: SONG SERVICE – Saturday, 11.05.11


There will be a special song service at The Little Kanawha Independent Church, at Burnsville, on Saturday, November 05, 2011 starting at 7:00 PM.

Singers will be The Randy White Quartet from Procious, WV.

We invite you to bring a friend and come and join us.

Everyone Welcome!

Ronzel Roberts, Pastor.

WV Governor: The Best Value for West Virginia and America


Our Nation currently faces a unique set of dynamics where the constant possibility of security threats attempt to overextend our military forces.

Out of this challenging environment emerges a great opportunity for the National Guard. Across the Nation we have citizen-soldiers and airmen that live, work and contribute immensely to their communities. They are experienced and capable professionals who at a moment’s notice can integrate quickly into a war fighting or peacekeeping military mission. West Virginia’s citizen-soldiers and airmen have perfected this ability. Around the country, our National Guard members have the exact same training and experiences as their active duty counterparts, and serve our country well.

National Guard is clearly a great value for America. Their job description can be best described as: a fully trained combat force that becomes completely integrated and operational with their active duty counterparts on short notice to address threats to our country. Meanwhile, during peacetime these men and women remain in our communities providing immeasurable services when a state emergency occurs.

The National Guard has been called upon to deploy time and again. Whether that call is to assist across the country or around the world, the guard is on call and has continually exceeded the highest of standards for success. It takes an amazing commitment by our service members and their families to keep this country safe. Because they have performed so valiantly and are dedicated to their role as citizen-soldiers, in looking after our welfare as a nation, it is imperative that we dedicate ourselves to obtaining an equal voice and seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff for our National Guard.

As the Commander in Chief of the West Virginia National Guard, I join with our West Virginia Congressional delegation in support of the National Guard Empowerment and State-National Defense Integration Act of 2011. This legislation represents an important step forward in ensuring that our National Guard is properly trained, equipped, and resourced to fulfill its federal and state missions while properly represented within the Department of Defense.

I am extremely humbled to lead this outstanding group of West Virginians. Our citizen-soldiers have never let us down. I will work diligently on their behalf to ensure they can continue to be “always ready, always there” whenever and wherever they are needed for the safety and security of our state and nation.

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1/2 cup very warm tap water
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cool water
Mixed seeds (such as sesame, poppy and flax)

In a large bowl, combine the warm water, yeast and sugar. Let the mixture sit until bubbly.
Meanwhile in a small saucepan over low, melt the butter.
Add the garlic and sauté until soft, being careful not to burn or toast, about 5 minutes.
Set aside.
Add the salt, 2 cups of the flour and the cool water to the bowl with the yeast.
Mix well. Add garlic butter and remaining cup of flour, then mix until a soft but firm dough forms.
Add flour or water in small quantities to adjust the consistency.
On a lightly floured surface, knead by hand for 5 minutes.
Cover the dough with an overturned bowl, and then let rest for 20 minutes.
Knead for 20 strokes, then cover again and let rest for 1 hour.
Fold the dough over itself, punching it down.
Cover again and let rise one last time until doubled in bulk.
When ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees.
If you prefer crispier breadsticks heat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll the dough out into a 12-by-18-inch rectangle.
Cut the dough into 24 strips.
To make each breadstick, braid together 2 strips.
Arrange the braided breadsticks on prepared baking sheet.
Let sit for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle breadsticks with the seeds, then bake 10 to 15 minutes, depending on temperature and desired crispiness.

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Stargazing - 11.05.11


The planet Saturn is quite low in the east at first light.

It looks like a golden star, with the true star Spica to its lower right.

Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is visible through modest telescopes as a tiny “star” quite near Saturn.

Cassini at Enceladus

Enceladus is not just one of the moons of Saturn — it’s one of the treasures of the solar system. Water squirts into space from cracks in its icy crust — most likely fed by a lake of salty water below the crust. The combination of water, minerals, and the heat source that keeps the water from freezing gives the lake the basic ingredients for life.

The spacecraft that has painted this amazing portrait of Enceladus will take another close look at the moon tomorrow. Cassini will skim just 300 miles or so above the surface. It’ll use several of its instruments to study the plumes of water and ice, and the “hotspots” from whence they come.

Cassini will also use an instrument it hasn’t yet aimed at Enceladus: its radar.

It has used the radar to study Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. An orange haze tops Titan’s atmosphere, so we can’t see its surface. But the radar peers through the haze, allowing scientists to map the surface. The maps show lakes of liquid methane, river channels, giant dunes, and possible ice volcanoes.

Using Cassini’s radar to study Enceladus will help the scientists compare the two worlds — a pair of solar system treasures.

Saturn is quite low in the east at first light. It looks like a golden star, with the true star Spica to its lower right. Titan is visible through modest telescopes as a tiny “star” quite near Saturn. To see Enceladus, though, you need a bigger telescope — or a spacecraft like Cassini.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 11.05.11


Greet each other with a holy kiss.

A prayerful exercise is to read slowly the openings and closings of Paul’s letters.

Today’s extract from the letter to the Romans is a helpful one to use. Paul sends greetings to Prisca and Aquila and also to the group that ‘meets in their house’.

He singles out Epaenetus, and then mentions several others, greeting them by name and mentioning something about his relationship with them.

For example: they were his compatriots, fellow prisoners, friends in the Lord, and so on. Paul’s scribe, Tertius, includes his own greetings.

Today, we continue this wonderful practice of greeting our friends in the Lord—and may we, whenever we do this, experience consoling moments of deepening faith and love.

Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27. I will praise your name for ever, Lord—Ps 144(145):2-5, 10-11. Luke 16:9-15.

Erma Lucille Davis Smith


Erma Lucille Davis Smith

Age 84, of Little Birch, WV, went home to be with the Lord on November 03, 2011 in CAMC Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

She was born March 25, 1927 in Sutton, WV to the late Edgar and Eva Jenkins Davis.

She was a Beautician and a homemaker a member of Little Birch Baptist Church.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband: Paul E. Smith.

She is survived by her daughters: Debbie Hayes of Aiken, SC and Sue Q Warner and husband Raymond of Bradenton, FL, brother: Kent Davis of Brookwood, AL, and sisters: Velma Bailey of Millford, WV, and Loreda Bailes of Sutton, grandchildren: Melissa Drew, Jennifer Hayes, Chad Warner, Melanie Cook, great-grandchildren: Lori, Austin, Ashley, Brooke, Emma, Ava, Mitchel, Jessica, Sydney, Jacob, and Laila, and one great-great-grandchild Shaley.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 05, 2011 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Be Be Marshall officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the Poplar Ridge Cemetery near Sutton.

Friends called on Friday November 04, 2011 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at Greene- Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV.

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

Liza Mae Talbert


Liza Mae Talbert

Age 76, of Sutton passed away at her home on October 23, 2011.

She was born on May 09, 1935 to the late Benton and Bertie Wines Gray. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Burke Talbert, parents, and a sister; Muriel Evans.

Mae is survived by her companion; Richard Carte of Sutton, sons; Ronnie Talbert of Sutton, Keith Talbert of Birch River, step-son; Gary Carte, grandson; Keith Talbert of Weston, brothers; Homer Gray of Ohio, Emory Gray of Martinsburg, WV. Also surviving is her loving dog Bear.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Thursday October 27, 2011 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Tom Propst officiating.

Burial followed at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Strange Creek, WV.

Friends called one hour prior to service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV is humbled to serve the Talbert family.

Lucy Marie Smith Bailey


Lucy Marie Smith Bailey

Age 95, of 4499 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew, passed away Friday, October 28, 2011, at 8:59 AM. Her nephew, D. Kyle Baker, was at her side.

She was born April 20, 1916, a daughter of the late Ulysses Lee Smith and Lucy Wilson Alkire at Brush Run.

She graduated in 1930 from Gassaway High School, Gassaway, WV.

Marie was preceded in death in 1970 by her husband, Roy Bland Bailey, whom she married in 1946. In addition, she was also preceded in death in 1996 by her only child, Thomas Larry Bailey.

Together the family owned a dairy farm in Berlin for many years. Marie was a homemaker and dairy farmer, belonging to the farm bureau for over 30 years and the Berlin Community Educational Outreach Service.

She was a member of the Berlin United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her grandson, Jacob Michael of Springfield, VA; twelve nieces and nephews.

In addition, Marie was the last surviving member of her generation. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Smith DeBarr, Mary Smith McConkey and Nellie Smith Carr; six brothers, her twin Homer Lee, Louis, Hugh, Ray, Wayne and Thomas; and two nephews in 1945 and 2010.

Although at the end she was frail, she gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life. She survived many hardships in her life but always maintained her strength of character. She loved family, cooking, gardening and was a caretaker for many members of her family.

At her request, she will be cremated and her cremains will be interred at the Weston Masonic Cemetery, between her beloved husband and son. There will be no calling hours. Rev. Roger McKee will conduct the grave services with private family service.

Plans, per her request, were made by her nephew, Dennis Kyle Baker of Canfield, Ohio, and niece, Becky Sabo of Rockwell, NC.

Arrangements have been trusted to Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew.

Wilda G. Cross


Wilda G. Cross

went to be with her Lord on Thursday, November 03, 2011 at her residence.

She was born on December 11, 1919 in Wetzel County a daughter of the late Albert “Bert” and Pluma Arnett Tennant.

On September 05, 1939 she married Norman Bernard Cross who preceded her in death on March 03, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia McMillan and husband, Richard, Crystal Lake, three sons, Donald R. Cross and wife Velma, Kingwood, Richard Cross, West Union, Joe Cross and wife, Melissa, West Union, sister, Nila Ann Tennant, Parkersburg, sisters- in- law, Jean Tennant, Cincinnati, OH, Neva Ritter, Salem, Joan Pritt, Grafton, OH, Betty Cross, Morgantown, Mary Grace Emling, grandchildren, Donnie, Sean and Andrew Cross, Ronald Cross II, Angela D. Fellows, Jayson, Zachary Cross and Channing McGinnis, Christopher and Charlie McMillan, Lisa Leasure, Alissa Smth and Adam Cross, 20 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Ronald Cross, two sisters, Edith Tomaszewski, Eva June Tennant and brother, Keith Tennant two grandchildren, Anne Marie Cross and Kimberly Lynn Cross.

Mrs. Cross had retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways as a secretary. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary #3408 and Doddridge CEOS for 50 years.

Wilda was a member of the West Union Christian Church where she was involved in all church activities and had taught Sunday School for several years.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 07, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union with Pastor Mark Wilmoth presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

Family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, November 06, 2011 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Monday until time of service.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Cross family.



Today - November 05, yyyy

Today is Saturday, Nov. 05, the 309th day of 2011. There are 56 days left in the year. A reminder: Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday local time. Clocks move back one hour.

Thought for Today: “Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists — with it all things are possible.“ — Ida M. Tarbell, American journalist (1857-1944).

Today’s Highlight in History:


On Nov. 05, 1911, aviator Calbraith P. Rodgers arrived in Pasadena, Calif., completing the first transcontinental airplane trip in 49 days.

On this date:

In 1605, the “Gunpowder Plot” failed as Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament.

In 1811, El Salvador gave its “First Shout of Independence” against Spanish rule.

In 1911, singing cowboy star Roy Rogers was born Leonard Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office as he defeated Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.

In 1968, Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and American Independent candidate George C. Wallace.

In 1974, Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut, becoming the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.

In 1985, Spencer W. Kimball, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, died at age 90; he was succeeded by Ezra Taft Benson.

In 1990, Rabbi Meir Kahane (meh-EER’ kah-HAH’-nuh), the Brooklyn-born Israeli extremist, was shot to death at a New York hotel. (Egyptian native El Sayyed Nosair (el sah-EED’ no-sah-EER’) was convicted of the slaying in federal court.)

In 1991, death claimed publishing magnate Robert Maxwell at age 68 and actor Fred MacMurray at age 83.

In 2009, a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas left 13 people dead; Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was charged with premeditated murder and attempted murder.

Ten years ago:
•  Hurricane Michelle swept past the Bahamas with 85 mile-an-hour winds, flooding houses and cutting power.

•  Roy Boulting, who with his late twin brother, John, produced some of postwar Britain’s most enduring films, died in Eynsham, England, at age 87.

Five years ago:
•  Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced by the Iraqi High Tribunal to hang for crimes against humanity.

•  Saying that he was a “deceiver and liar” who had given in to his dark side, the Rev. Ted Haggard confessed to sexual immorality in a letter read from the pulpit of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.

•  Rockwall County, Texas, prosecutor Louis “Bill” Conradt Jr. killed himself as police tried to serve him with an arrest warrant alleging he’d solicited sex with a minor online.

•  Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil became the first South American to win the New York City Marathon, finishing in 2:09:58; defending champion Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia won the women’s race in 2:25:05.

•  Former Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit (EH’-chee-vit) died in Ankara at age 81.

One year ago:
•  President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, boarded Air Force One to fly to Mumbai, India, the first stop of a 10-day tour through India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

•  A judge in Los Angeles sentenced Johannes Mehserle, a white former transit officer, to two years in prison in the shooting death of Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man, on an Oakland train platform; the minimum sentence provoked angry protests.

•  Cable channel MSNBC suspended host Keith Olbermann for two shows for making unapproved political donations.

•  Actress Jill Clayburgh died in Lakeville, Conn., at age 66.

Today’s Birthdays:
Actor Chris Robinson is 73
Actress Elke Sommer is 71
Singer Art Garfunkel is 70
Actor-playwright Sam Shepard is 68
Singer Peter Noone is 64
Actor Nestor Serrano (“24”) is 56
Actress-comedian Mo Gaffney is 53
Actor Robert Patrick is 53
Singer Bryan Adams is 52
Actress Tilda Swinton is 51
Actress Tatum O’Neal is 48
Actress Andrea McArdle is 48
Rock singer Angelo Moore (Fishbone) is 46
Actress Judy Reyes is 44
Rock musician Mark Hunter (James) is 43
Actor Sam Rockwell is 43
Country singers Jennifer and Heather Kinley (The Kinleys) are 41
Actor Corin Nemec is 40
Rock musician Jonny (cq) Greenwood (Radiohead) is 40
Country singer-musician Ryan Adams is 37
Actor Sam Page is 35
Actor Jeremy Lelliott is 29
Rock musician Kevin Jonas (The Jonas Brothers) is 24

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G-otcha™: GCHS Teacher Arrested for Serving Alcohol to Minor


A Gilmer County High School Teacher was arrested and charged on Monday, October 31, 2011 for serving alcohol to a minor.

According to criminal complaint filed:

On September 14, 2011, Trooper First Class R.P. Smith, from Glenville detachment of the West Virginia State Police received a complaint from a parent of a juvenile who advised that the juvenile received text messages from a male juvenile who will be referred to as S.W..

The parent advised that the text message indicated that S.W. may have been drinking alcoholic beverage with an individual named Casey Smith, a teacher at Gilmer County High School, Glenville, WV.

On September 15, 2011, the undersigned officer obtained a written statement from the juvenile named S.W..

S.W. stated that he did stay with Casey Smith at a Hampton Inn in Parkersburg, WV.

S.W. stated while inside of the hotel room he did consume alcoholic beverage without Casey Smith’s knowledge.

S.W. stated that alcoholic beverage was on the T.V. stand inside the hotel.

The undersigned officer then obtained a written statement from Casey Smith while under Miranda.

In the statement, Casey Smith stated that he did not provide alcoholic beverage to the juvenile, however, Mr. Smith did state that the alcoholic beverage (Liquor) was in the room inside of his gym bag.

On September 29, 2011, the undersigned officer obtained an additional statement from juvenile S.W., after learning that he informed his parents that Casey Smith did provide him with alcoholic beverage while in Parkersburg, WV.

S.W. stated that Casey Smith did provide him approximately 1/4 cup of alcoholic beverage inside the hotel.

S.W. stated that he consumed an additional cup of alcoholic beverage while Casey Smith was asleep.

The undersigned officer then obtained an additional statement from Casey Smith while under Miranda.

In the statement, Casey Smith still held firm that he did not provide any alcoholic beverage to S.W..

However, Casey Smith did state that it is possible that he might have provided alcoholic beverage to S.W. because of the sleeping pills he takes.

This crime occurred within the boundaries of Wood County, West Virginia.

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GCHS Lady Titan Sectional Volleyball Champs


In a night that ended at 11:50 PM, The Gilmer County Lady Titan Volleyball team won the Sectional tournament.

They played their first game against Calhoun and lost to Calhoun in 3 of 5 sets.

Gilmer lost the first set 18-25; bounced back to win the second and third sets:  25-21 and 25-13.

The fourth set went to Calhoun 25-21.

The fifth set, which was supposed to be played to only 15, ended with a final score of 27-25 Calhoun.

This forced the Titans to play yet another game as this was their first loss in the tournament.

This match was won in 3 sets by the Titans:  25-17, 25-23 and 25-12.

Due to the late night, stats are not all available at this time.

Senior Hannah Simmons once again led the Gilmer team in service points, racking up 13 points in the first match and 12 in the second.

Kills for the Night:
•  Julie Bishop 29
•  Chelsea Knicely 28
•  Jordan Morris 21
•  Hannah Simmons 10
•  Asia Mann 10
•  Sydney Pettit 3
•  Larissa Gordon 2

Pettit had 103 assists for the night

•  Knicely:  3
•  Bishop 2
•  Simmons 1

•  Somerville 12
•  Bishop 4
•  Simmons 2
•  Pettit 2
•  Morris 2
•  Mann 1
•  Gordon 1

The Lady Titans will play Pendleton County in the Regional Tournament on Saturday, November 05, 2011 at 2:00 PM.

All fans are urged to attend in support of this group of girls.

All they need is one win to go the State Tournament in Charleston.

Come out and support your Lady Titans.

A local sponsor has offered to pay for a pep bus.

Please call the high school office to express interest for students wanting to watch the Titans Volleyball team.

At this time, there are no plans for a pep bus.

Please support your Titan Volleyball team!  Call 304.462.7960!


Glenville State Garners Top Spot in WVIAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll


Defending tournament champion Glenville State has been selected as the 2011-12 WVIAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Champion as voted on by the league’s coaches.

The Pioneers were first on 12 ballots while garnering 219 total points to lead the way.

GSC won the 2010-11 WVIAC Tournament and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

The squad returns first-team all-conference member Tenisha Wilson and second-team honoree Danielle Woodmore.

The squad averaged 95.7 points per game in head coach Bunky Harkleroad’s system. 

Concord picked up two first-place nods en route to second in the poll (178 points) while West Virginia Wesleyan was third with 177 points. The Bobcats picked up four second-place votes.

The Mountain Lions are coming off a 17-12 mark in 2010-11. The team will be led by senior all-conference members Camisha Alexander and Jolysa Brown. The duo combined for 31 points and nearly 14 rebounds an outing. Brown also led the team in blocks and steals. The Bobcats were 18-10 a season ago with the help of leading scorer Lydia Bridenbaugh, who accounted for 19.1 points a night and grabbed 7.2 rebounds an outing en route to first-team all-conference honors.  Fellow teammate Jamie Kaufman also earned first-team accolades after adding 16.5 points and a team-high 8.1 rebounds a game last year.

The University of Charleston, which won the regular season a year ago, earned one first-place vote as the team was chosen fourth in the preseason poll with 172 total points. The Golden Eagles were 24-8 last year and have to replace All-American Lindsey Kentner but return Chrissy Keir and Erika Rousculp. In the paint, Rousculp came on strong near the end of the season and helped guide UC to an NCAA Tournament berth while Keir will be looked at for her three-point accuracy.

West Liberty rounded out the top five with 158 points. The Hilltoppers were second on three ballots and picked up three third-place nods. WLU registered a 25-7 mark a season ago with the help of now departed All-American Tori Hansen. She helped the team earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament where the Hilltoppers advanced to the second round. Head coach Lynn Ullom has an abundance of talent returning while Kayla Ayers and Emily Blevins could both factor into more prominent scoring roles.

Fairmont State and Seton Hill each totaled 151 points to tie for sixth in the preseason poll. The Falcons had one second-place vote while the Griffins tallied two. FSU returns first-team all-conference performer Kaitlin Snyder, who helped the team to a 15-12 mark by netting nearly 20 points a contest. SHU is coming off a 22-7 campaign. Despite losing their top scorer, the Griffins have Paige Alviani, who earned all-freshman team honors last season.

West Virginia State was chosen eighth, edging Shepherd by two points. The Yellow Jackets totaled 118 points in the voting while the Rams’ votes added up to 116 points. Pitt-Johnstown rounded out the top 10, totaling 105 points.

WVSU’s Chelsea Davis earned all-conference honors and was the WVIAC Freshman of the Year last season. The Rams were 15-13 a season ago but have to replace all-conference performer Jerica Hewett. SU returns three of its top five scorers from last year in Shelby Fayak, Emily Daniel and Jenn Prine. The Lady Cats must replace first-team all-conference honoree Andrea Dalton and second-team selection Sheena Aden. Senior Kayla Loughner and all-around player Sara Trimarco will look to fill the void. Both started just about every game last season and averaged over 20 minutes of playing time apiece.

Ohio Valley was selected 11th with 89 points while Davis & Elkins was chosen 12th with 60 total points. The Fighting Scots return second-team all-conference selection Amber Avery, who averaged a double-double last season. Shelby Way also averaged double figures, netting 11.2 points a night. The Senators return the second-leading scorer from a season ago in Page Turner. She dropped in 13.2 points a night while all-freshman team selection Jorden Lykes will look to add to her stellar collegiate start.

Wheeling Jesuit (48 points), Alderson-Broaddus (32 points) and Bluefield State (26 points) completed the WVIAC women’s basketball preseason poll.

The Cardinals are under new guidance with the hiring of Deborah Buff as the head coach. Cassy Sanderson returns as her most experienced returner, having played in all 27 games. Despite having a young team, WJU should thrive in the new system. The Battlers return their top three scorers from a season ago. Leading the way is Amanda Peoples, who accounted for 11.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per outing. The Lady Blues are led by Charlene Diggs’ 13.7 points per night in 2010-11 and Kelly Morgan’s 10.3.

The Pioneers, Mountain Lions and Golden Eagles all received votes in the 2011-12 WBCA Preseason Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, which was released November 01, 2011.

PointsTeam (First-place votes)Points
1.Glenville State (12)219
2.Concord (2)178
3.West Virginia Wesleyan177
4.Charleston (1)172
5.West Liberty158
6 (tie).Fairmont State151
6 (tie).Seton Hill151
8.West Virginia State118
11.Ohio Valley89
12.Davis & Elkins60
13.Wheeling Jesuit48
15.Bluefield State26


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Troy Elementary School Stars: 1st Nine Week Grading Period - 2011-12


STARS Bowling Trip:  October 27, 2011

On Thursday, October 27, 2011, the STARS of Troy Elementary in the first grading period went bowling as a treat.

STARS are a club of students who have good grades and behavior.

51 STARS students attended the trip to Compton Lanes in Bridgeport.

The students who attended were:

Kealynn Moyers
Tristan Lough
Caleb Emerson
Chayton Godfrey
Cadon Jones
Kenneth Moss

Kamdin Fox
Aliyah Peters
Olivia Yeager
Holden Riffle
Damon Moss
Stevie Starsick
Emily Williams
Brad Pennebaker
Aiden Helmick

Aaron Frederick
Hannah Goldizen
Tristian Anderson
Harlee McHenry
Tessa Simmons
Taryn Wilson

Haylee Frymier
Destiny Williams
Ryan Beron
Matthew Matheny
Christopher Smith
Joe Lilly

Ally Frymier
Landon Riffle
Ty Wellings
Dakota Anderson
Zack Collins

Lonnie Helmick
Hannah Hinter
Destinee Lilly
Kaitlyn Puffenbarger

Levi Helmick
Kaylie Smith
Shayla Sipling
Morgan Yoak
Autumn Frymier
Tiffany Cole
Logan Pritt
Taylore Whitehair

Ruthann Cain
Bayley Wellings
Allie Garrett
Allex Richison
Courtney Stewart
Tyanna Wimer
Sada Wright



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November Is Deadline for Insurance on Apples and Peaches in West Virginia


The final date for West Virginia apple and peach growers to obtain crop insurance on next year’s crop is November 21, 2011.

Current policyholders likewise have until November 21 to make any changes to their existing contracts.

Price elections for 2012 will be $15.20 per bushel for fresh apples, $3.15 for processing apples, $13.00 per bushel for fresh peaches, and $5.25 for processing peaches.

Crop insurance provides coverage against production losses due to damage caused by natural perils and adverse weather conditions such as hail, wind, frost, and drought.

Your actual amount of coverage will be determined from your actual yields and the protection level you select.

Fruit producers should consider making crop insurance an essential part of their overall risk management plan to help protect their operations from financial loss.

Growers are encouraged to contact a local crop insurance agent as soon as possible for more detailed information and premium quotes.

For a list of crop insurance agents in your area, contact the local USDA Farm Service Agency office or log on to the following Risk Management Agency web site:

For additional information on NAP or other FSA programs contact the Gilmer-Calhoun FSA Office at 304.462.7171x2 or visit the office located in the Glenville Post Office Building, 201 E. Main Street,  Room 122.  Special accommodations will be made, upon request, for persons with disabilities, vision or hearing impairments.  Please call if accommodations are required.

Stonewall Resort Hosts Irish Road Bowling Championships November 06, 2011


Four of the best Irish Road Bowlers in West Virginia and the USA will meet at Stonewall Resort State Park Sunday, November 06, 2011.

Jerod Putnam, Travis McClintic, Stephen Wallington, and Clifton Colebank will compete Sunday afternoon to determine the first Single’s League Champion. Free team bowling for everyone will also be featured, and the afternoon will end with the annual West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association Ladies’ Longshot Championship.

Irish Road Bowling is one of the oldest sports in the world. An iron and steel small cannonball is thrown for distance over a one to two mile road, fewest throws to the finish line wins the match. Following the competition, the public is welcome to play this very easy-to-learn sport.

This is the final event on the 2011 Wild and Wonderful West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Tour. Eight of West Virginia’s state parks hosted Irish Road Bowling events this year. At Stonewall Resort, the best players in West Virginia will meet in head-to-head competition. It is expected that spectators will see plenty of 200+ yard and perhaps 300 yard shots.

The event is sponsored by Stonewall Resort and the West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association.  For the final single’s league standings and information about this growing outdoor recreational sport, see

•  Jerod Putnam of Ireland, WV, who is one of the founders of road bowling in West Virginia, played in the first match in March 1995. West Virginia State Champion in 2002 and 2006, Jerod has competed in several national tournaments and made trips to Ireland to see the world’s best players. Formerly a football player at Glenville State College, Jerod throws with plenty of speed and has returned to winning form in 2011 after drastically changing his throwing style.

•  Travis McClintic from Lewisburg, WV, was a member of the first USA team to compete in the World Championships of Bowl Playing in Dinkelland, Holland, in 2010.  Travis defeated a two-time All-Ireland Champion in the national tournament in West Virginia in 2009. He throws with a hard charging sprint that puts terrific speed on the bowl. Travis was a WVU football player and currently is a professional bull rider.

•  Stephen Wallington from Culloden, WV, throws with a classic Irish run-up and throwing style which allows him to generate speed yet maintain accuracy. A former AAA high school baseball pitcher, Stephen has transferred baseball skills to road bowling and quickly has become one of the best in West Virginia.

•  Clifton Colebank from Morgantown, WV, is also new to the sport and uses only a two or three step approach. However, with center-line accuracy and a deft touch on the bowl, Clifton generates long shots that stay in the road. Clifton brought home a Runner-up trophy from the 2011 national tournament in Boston in August.

SU @ GSC – 11.05.11 – 12:00 PM


Glenville State lost a 46-36 high-scoring affair at Charleston last week.

The Pioneers accounted for 30 first downs and 512 total yards while maintaining possession for 37:56.

Darold Hughes threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns on 30 completions.

Joe Mesadieu rushed for a game-high 168 yards, averaging 7.3 yards per attempt. Jordan Griffin hauled in nine passes for two touchdowns while two receivers went over the 100-yard mark.

Defensively, Terry Reese led the charge with eight total tackles.

Shepherd stepped out of conference and posted a 38-17 victory over visiting Bowie State Saturday.

The squad was four-for-four in the red-zone. It was a close contest through three quarters.

Then, Kenny Williams’ eight-yard touchdown run and DJ Scott’s 92-yard interception return sealed the contest for the Rams.

Williams rushed for 93 yards and two scores while Bobby Cooper completed seven-of-10 passes in the snowy conditions.

John Frick hauled in Cooper’s lone touchdown strike.

A.J. Parrish accounted for nine tackles to lead the Rams while Anton McCallum contributed eight.

Last year, Shepherd dropped a 28-24 decision at home to the Pioneers.

Two seasons ago in Glenville, the Rams fell 21-10.

Nearly $1.4 Million in Recreational Trail Grants


Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the West Virginia Division of Highways, today announced $1,368,698 in federal funds awarded to 29 projects as part of the 2011 Recreational Trails Program.

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The program provides funds through the Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) legislation which allows states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized recreational trail use. The West Virginia Division of Highways administers the RTP for the state.

States are responsible for developing their own procedures to solicit and select projects for funding. A Recreational Trail Advisory Board (RTAB) reviews West Virginia’s applications and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation and the Governor.

Funds were awarded to the following:

Boone County
Hatfield McCoy Trails, Madison, $80,000

Boone, Kanawha and Lincoln Counties
Coal River Trails Improvements, $40,000

Braxton, Clay and Kanawha Counties
Elk River Water Trail, $40,000

Brooke County
Brooke Pioneer Equipment, $32,000

Cabell County
Milton Walking Trail, $40,000
Rotary Park PATH, $64,000

Fayette County
WVUIT Tech Trail, $20,000

Greenbrier County
Howard’s Creek Trail, $80, 000
Lewisburg L&R Phase II, $48,000
Rainelle Recreation Corridor, $50,000

Harrison County
Shinnston Comfort Station, $29,856

Jackson County
Gilmore Elementary School, $40,000

Kanawha County
East End Community Park Trail, $12,200
Ridenour Lake Trail, $19,600
Wallace Hartman Preserve Trail Enhancements, $8,000

Marion County
Norway Bridge Repair, $60,000

McDowell County
Hatfield McCoy Trails, War, $80,000

Mingo County
Hatfield McCoy Trails, Matewan, $80,000

Morgan County
Morgan County Walking Trail, $80,000

Pocahontas County
Right Fork/Red Run/Connector Trail, $32,000

Preston County
Cranesville Swamp Trail, $20,000

Raleigh County
Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park, $80,000

Ritchie County
North Bend Lake Trail Phase IV, $40,000

Roane County
Charles Fork Lake ATV Trails, $40,000

Summers and Monroe Counties
Pipestem Trail Enhancement, $33,791

Tucker County
Corrick Ford Battlefield Trail, $37,995

Wirt County
Sportsman Park Trail Improvements, $25,600

Wood County
Mountwood Park Laurel Fork & Sand Hill Connector Trail, $75,656

Wyoming County
Hatfield McCoy Trails, Oceana, $80,000

Mountaineer Playbook - 11.03.11

GSC Veteran’s Appreciation Day - Saturday, November 05, 2011


Veteran’s Appreciation Day will be celebrated at Glenville State College on Saturday, November 05, 2011 during the Pioneer Football game against Shepherd University at 12:00 PM.

This event will recognize veterans both at GSC and in the Glenville community, but veterans from everywhere are also invited to attend and participate.

The Veterans Outreach Mobile Vet Center has been invited to provide counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans.

Those who stop by the GSC Veterans Affairs booth at the game will receive free entry into the game along with GSC game day souvenirs.

All veterans are invited to the pre-game tailgate at 11:00 AM in the parking lot adjacent to the GSC Morris Stadium.

For more information, contact GSC Veterans Affairs Coordinator Jennifer Wenner at “” or 304.462.6056.

WVU and Marshall Football - 11.05.11


West Virginia Entertains Louisville in Big East action

The Louisville Cardinals try to run their win streak to three in a row this weekend, but standing in their way are the 24th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers as the two Big East Conference foes meet at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown.

Louisville, which has a total of just three wins against other programs from the Football Bowl Subdivision so far this season, took care of the Syracuse Orange last Saturday with a 27-10 triumph following an emotional visit in the locker room pre-game by Anthony Conner who, against Rutgers a week earlier, broke his neck.

“For the first time, our players had a chance to see this young man right before pre-game,“ Louisville head coach Charlie Strong remarked. “To be the competitor he is and have a competitive spirit, we see the respect our players have for him.“

With the victory, the Cardinals moved to an even 4-4 on the campaign and 2-1 in the Big East.

Speaking of the Big East, the latest news coming out of Morgantown has the Mountaineers making the jump to the Big 12 Conference sometime in the near future, as long as all of the particulars can be worked out.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for WVU athletics, our fans and the state of West Virginia,“ noted head coach Dana Holgorsen. “Having coached in the Big 12 before, I appreciate the excitement, passion and expectations associated with the conference, and I have no doubt that WVU athletics will be a great addition to the Big 12.“

While still a part of the Big East, the Mountaineers locked up against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights last Saturday on a snow-covered field and pulled out a 41-31 triumph, the 17th straight win in the series for WVU. Ironically Rutgers, which led by as many as 10 points late in the first half, was led out onto the field by paralyzed Scarlet Knights player, Eric LeGrand.

Like the Cardinals, WVU is now 2-1 in conference play and that has both squads tied with Pittsburgh for second place in the standings behind only Cincinnati with its 2-0 in conference mark.

In terms of the all-time series between these two teams, WVU has taken 10 of the previous 12 encounters, including four in a row. Last year, the Mountaineers posted a 17-10 triumph over a Cardinals squad that hasn’t topped WVU since a 44-34 decision at home back in 2006. The only other triumph for Louisville in the series was a low-scoring affair (9-7) back in 1990 on West Virginia’s home field.

Louisville jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter versus Syracuse last week, and never looked back as quarterback Teddy Bridgewater converted 17- of-24 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns, while shaking off three sacks. Vic Anderson accounted for a team-best 93 yards and a score on 11 rushing attempts as well.

The 27 points for the Cardinals, once a very aggressive offensive program, was the highest output of the season thus far and marked just the third time in eight games that the team had scored more than 17 points. In fact, the squad is still averaging just 17.6 ppg which is not only last in the conference, it is 113th in the nation heading into this week. Bridgewater is completing 63.3 percent of his pass attempts thus far, but he has just seven TDs to show for his efforts, against six picks on 150 throws. DeVante Parker leads the group with four TD catches on a mere 11 receptions, posting one of those scoring catches last weekend.

As far as the Louisville defense is concerned, leading tackler Dexter Heyman (55 stops) is also the leader with 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage and is tied for the team lead with a pair of pass interceptions for a group that ranks first in the league and 11th in the country with just 16.3 ppg allowed.

Geno Smith connected on 20-of-31 passes for the Mountaineers against Rutgers, producing 218 yards and a couple of second-half TD strikes which lifted the visitors to the win on the road. Shawne Alston ran for a game-high 110 yards and also crossed the goal line twice on 14 attempts for West Virginia, the team gaining 210 yards and posting four TDs on the ground overall.

Julian Miller and Brodrick Jenkins were the defensive stars for the Mountaineers are they logged two fumble recoveries and two interceptions, respectively.

There have been more than a few games this season in which WVU has allowed the opposition to put significant points on the scoreboard and at times there seems to be no rhyme or reason for it. However, one area in which the Mountaineers have lacked adequate pressure is at the line of scrimmage and further up the field. Not only is the team last in the conference and 86th in the nation with just five tackles for loss per game, but it is also 109th with a mere 1.1 sacks per game as well.

Smith and the offense can try and cover up some of the lackluster play of the WVU defense and this year Smith is making it happen by throwing the ball quite a bit. Now averaging a pedestrian 127.3 ypg on the ground, Smith has the aerial attack accounting for 354.9 ypg, which is tops in the conference and seventh in the nation and is certainly something the Cardinals should be keeping in mind.

“We don’t plan on changing anything,“ Anderson says of Louisville’s preparations heading into the meeting with WVU. “We just want to execute our game plan. Coach Strong always says it starts up front with the big guys. You could see that today and next week it will show again.“

Wilma Jarvis Stump, 98, of Grantsville, passed away peacefully at her home Nov. 1, 2011.

She was born Jan. 22, 1913 in Boyd County, Kentucky and was a daughter of the late Rev. Curtis C. Jarvis and Mary Susan Shawver Jarvis, formerly of Little White Oak Community at Chloe. Early in life she worked in the Calhoun County Clerk’s office and was a bookkeeper for the Stump Funeral Home. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School in 1931 and Glenville State College where she received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Education. She began her teaching career in a one room school at Big Springs known then as Prosperity Elementary School. She later taught at Russett Elementary and had taught at Brooksville Elementary for several years when she retired. She was a member of the Grantsville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Calhoun County Retired Teachers Association and Victory Baptist Church at Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, John S. Stump and his wife Roanna McKee Stump of Grantsville; two grandchildren, J. Neil Stump (Gina) of Grantsville and Rhonda Krugman (Richard Butler) of Munday; six grandchildren, Zachary Krugman of Lima, Ohio, Ethan Krugman and Emily Krugman, both of Munday, Eli Stump, Isabella (Eliie) Stump and Levi Stump, all of Grantsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Charles Stump who was a co-owner of the Stump Funeral Home; an infant granddaughter; a great-granddaughter, Holly Stump; five brothers, Rev. J. Clair Jarvis, Garland, Glen, Donzel and Ralph Jarvis; three sisters, Ann Waugh, Ruth Mollohan and Kathryn Curry and a grandson-in-law, Thomas Krugman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville. Rev. Roger McKee and Rev. Mike Worf will officiate. Interment will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Grantsville. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Saturday until the time of services.

Two Wetzel County Men Charged with Poaching Two Trophy Deer

Two Wetzel County men have been charged with various violations of West Virginia’s wildlife laws in connection with the illegal taking of two trophy buck deer, according to Capt. W.A. Persinger of the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

On October 28, 2011, Sgt. C.D Shriner received a citizen complaint from the Eight Mile Ridge area of Wetzel County near the Tyler County line that two individuals had killed two deer in that area and cut the heads off, leaving the remainder of the carcasses at the scene.


An investigation led Sgt. Shrine to the location of the carcasses and information that resulted in the recovery of two trophy eight-point bucks.

Further investigation led Sgt. Shriner to a suspect who, after being questioned, confessed to the unlawful taking of these two bucks.

Tylor Hostuttler, age 18, of Jacksonburg, WV, was issued various citations for the violations as well as trophy buck replacement fee for both bucks.

Codie Leek, age 18, of Pine Grove, WV, was also charged in the incidents as an accessory to the crimes. The charges are pending in Wetzel County Circuit Court.

Conviction on deer poaching charges can result in $200 replacement costs for each deer, plus an additional fine of $1,000 to $2,500 for the illegal taking of trophy bucks.

“This investigation was successful because someone saw a crime being committed and reported it to the proper authorities,” said Capt. Persinger. “The concerned sportsmen in the area are to be commended in this case for their information and reporting of this unlawful act.”

Hailey Nicole Carpenter


Hailey Nicole Carpenter was the name chosen for the second child born to Amber Wagoner and Bradley Carpenter of Grantsville.

The little girl was born October 18, 2011, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston.

She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces.

She has one brother, Ryan Carpenter.

Maternal grandparents are Samuel and Paula Verbus.

Her mother is a stay at home mom.

Her father is employed by Flying W Plastics.

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