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Putnam News

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Holiday craft fair, bake sale, community health fair hosted

CROSS LANES, W.Va. -- Cross Lanes United Methodist Church is once again offering two great events at the same time in November -- a holiday craft fair and bake sale, and a community health fair -- so you can give gifts of homemade goods and give yourself the gift of health this holiday season.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Recognition trees to honor service members and first responders

CHARLESTON -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin invite West Virginians to honor our military men and women and first responders by submitting photos to be showcased on the two recognition trees located in the Governor's Reception Room during the holiday season.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

A haunting we will go

We're sneaking up on Halloween, and we've got some great Friday night frights. Here's a look at a wide range of Halloween haunts and attractions.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Alex Hamrick of Poca High School receives top honors

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Male Gamer of the Week award to Alex Hamrick of Poca High School.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

23 arrests made in September

WINFIELD -- The Putnam County Sheriff's Department during the month of September responded to 1,342 calls for assistance, and made 23 felony arrest and 76 misdemeanor arrests, according to a news release from Sheriff Steve Deweese.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

New Hope Animal Rescue hosts Pet Halloween Costume Contest

HURRICANE -- New Hope Animal Rescue will host its 18th Annual Pet Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, Oct. 26. The contest will be held at the large shelter at Valley Park in Hurricane (near the wave pool); registration begins at 1 p.m. and the judging begins at 1:30 p.m. Alan Hoover from WMXE 100.9 FM will host the event.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Mark Madore takes Rotary pledge for community service

The following is a synopsis of the Putnam County Rotary Club meeting of Tuesday, Oct. 14:


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Bill Ellis: Autumn has arrived with its changing colors

Autumn has arrived in Putnam County, on the 266th day of the year. Winter gave way to spring on the 78th day of 2014 with new life -- blossoms, flowers of every color and the time of planting to be followed by the long summer days of growth and reproduction.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Show choir hosts Haunted Cemetery Tour on Oct. 24

POCA -- For those looking to put some fright into their Halloween, Poca High School's award winning show choir, Visual Volume, is hosting a Haunted Cemetery Tour on Friday, Oct. 24, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 7:30-11 p.m.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Kessler probing natural gas rate hikes in W.Va.

CHARLESTON -- Senate President Jeff Kessler's office is looking into the state Public Service Commission's decision to approve higher natural gas prices.