The Herald-Dispatch Putnam News RSS 2014-09-30T08:19:46-04:00 urn:uuid:5b96e0e0-86c3-42b6-97ec-57cebc183d1d Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Gallery: Putnam in Pictures, Friday, Sept. 26 The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:e331a5a0-a54d-4c6a-8b68-2610af0482eb 2014-09-26T17:21:24-04:00 <p> Did you miss something in Putnam County this week? Chances are, one of our photographers was there.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Panel reviewing drinking water law JONATHAN MATTISE 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>CHARLESTON -- A West Virginia panel is starting to review a state law aimed at protecting drinking water supplies. On Monday, the Public Water System Supply Study Commission held its first meeting. The 12-member group has to submit annual reports on the new law to a joint legislative committee by Dec. 15, starting this year. </p> Tinsley of Hurricane High receives high honors The Herald-Dispatch 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. &amp; The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Male Gamer of the Week award to Dylan Tinsley of Hurricane High School. </p> Story of local veteran and owner of R&L Catering in Hurricane The Herald-Dispatch 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Author's Note: Roger Coffee is the owner of R&amp;L Catering in Hurricane. Inside the restaurant, he has an excellent display of military items donated by local veterans. On most days he can be found sitting outside keeping watch of the daily smoked barbecue. He loves to speak to anyone who has an interest in veterans. </p> Students participate in national robotics competition The Herald-Dispatch 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>The following is a synopsis of the Putnam County Rotary Club meeting of Tuesday, Sept. 23: </p> Understanding and taking care of high blood pressure The Herald-Dispatch 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure? Do you cringe at the thought of having to take pills for the rest of your life? Would you like to bring down your blood pressure naturally? Understanding blood pressure is the first step in controlling it. </p> Obituaries The Herald-Dispatch 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>J. SUE WILSON, 70, of Fraziers Bottom, Mason County, W.Va., passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, as a result of a tragic accident near her home. She was born July 19, 1944, at Shriver in Monongalia County, a daughter of the late Glenn Barnett and Gwenolyn (Belnap) Barnett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Paul Barnett. When Sue was 12 years old, her mother and father were killed by a drunk driver. Rather than have her family split up, Sue raised her two younger brothers while working and attending school. Sue was one tough customer. She survived pancreatic and bile duct cancer, salmonella poisoning and pneumonia. She loved her animals, which included cats, donkeys and her two cows, B.C. and April. Sue was retired from Goodyear-Shell Chemical with 27 years of service and maintained a close relationship with Connie, Violet and Linda and life-long friends, Iris and Shirley. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Wilson of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va.; two sons and their wives, James "Tiger" and Kim Wilson of Apple Grove, W.Va., Michael "Bird" and Tammy Wilson of Sistersville, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Evan, Adam, Megan and Mark Wilson; and sister-friend, Charlotte Richardson. A funeral service was held Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Pastor Chuck Elkins and Max Spurlock officiating. Burial followed in the Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Ashton, W.Va.. For those considering an expression of sympathy, the family request memorials be given to: David Lee Cancer Center, 3100 MacCorkle Ave., Charleston, WV 25304. Online condolences may be made at <a href=""></a>.</p> Nails by Tammy is conveniently located CHAD ARTHUR 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>TEAYS VALLEY -- The experience of an upscale nail salon brought to the public at a convenient location with affordable prices. That's what co-owners, Alex and Tammy Phan wanted to bring to the Teays Valley area and about four weeks ago their vision became a reality when they opened Nails by Tammy. </p> Fireside Grille adds a food truck PAUL SEBERT 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>HURRICANE -- One of the most popular restaurants in the Teays Valley area has gone mobile. </p> Beck of St. Albans High School named Gamer of the Week The Herald-Dispatch 2014-09-26T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. &amp; The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week award to Rachel Beck of St Albans High School. </p>