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News in brief

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 07:02 AM

News in brief

Students named to GSC President's Honor Roll

GLENVILLE, W.Va. -- Glenville State College has announced the names of GSC students who attained the President's Honor Roll and the Provost's Honor Roll for the Fall 2012 semester.

Kyle D. Hartleben of Hurricane was named to the GSC President's Honor Roll. To be named to the GSC President's Honor Roll, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average.

Alyssa B. Gladfelter of Buffalo was named to the GSC Provost's Honor Roll. To be named to the GSC Provost's Honor Roll, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99.

VFW plans Sweetheart Ball on Feb. 16

HURRICANE -- Sweetheart Ball, an evening of Dinner and Dancing, is planned for 6-10 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the VFW POST 9097 Hurricane/Teays Valley. Cost is $15 per couple or $8 single. The menu is baked steak and sides. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets may be purchased at the Post or from axillary members. If purchased at the door that evening it be $1.00 more. Tickets are non refundable. Music will be provided by DYN-O-MITE ENTERTAINMENT. The public is cordially invited.

Putnam thankful for help with parade

HURRICANE -- Putnam County Parks would like to thank the following for their contribution to the "Reindog Parade" held on Dec. 8 at Valley Park:

Hurricane Trophy

Howliday Inn

Belly Scrubs

Godfrey's Animal Clinic

Tractor Supply

TLC Pet Salon

Riptide Grooming

Putnam County Parks and Recreation Employees

And all the individual volunteers

Without the help of the businesses and volunteers we could not make this event the success it is.

Special needs caregivers support group to meet

SCOTT DEPOT -- Do you have a special needs child, friend or family member regardless of age? Come join us as we offer listening ears, support, ideas and share information. Come meet with others in similar situations.

The Caregivers and Friends of Special Needs People Support Group will meet again at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Teays Valley Church of God.

For more information or to let us know you are coming call 304-755-3976.

Ag association to discuss reducing contamination

WINFIELD -- The SW Ag. Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, in the Old Winfield Courthouse to discuss methods on how to reduce the risk of fruit and produce contamination on the farm during production, harvesting, handling. transportation and storage.

Producers wishing to sell their produce through the Farm to School program (F2S) should attend this session to learn about the new USDA/WVDA programs entitled "Good Agricultural Practices" (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP).

These programs focus on risk reduction not risk elimination. Current technologies cannot eliminate all potential food safety hazards associated with fresh produce that will be eaten raw. A common sense/scientific approach guides the initiatives which will help make our food safer (and more nutritious) for our students.

For more information call the Putnam County Extension Office at 304-586-0217.

Teays Valley Newcomers and Neighbers to meet

HURRICANE -- The next monthly meeting of the Teays Valley Newcomers and Neighbors Club will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the basement of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mount Vernon Road.

The program will be presented by Joyce McCormick Arthur, the executive director of Putnam Aging. She will speak about her agency's services and some of the needs of our senior citizens.

"You may not be a 'senior' yourself, but you may have relatives or neighbors who would benefit from the information," according to a news release from the club.

The ladies of the church will prepare a full lunch and would appreciate a $15 donation per person. RSVPs are requested by Thursday, Feb. 7.

Those new to this area or established residents just wishing to join a social group are welcome to join in Newcomer's activities throughout the year. Opportunities include: day trips, bowling, day and evening card games (Euchre), movie day, lunch bunch and shopping, book discussions, day and evening bunco, quilting, coffee bunch, library landscaping and more.

For reservations, contact Ginny Ochsner at ochsner@suddenlink.net or 843-247-6803, or Vyvyanne Gilliland at avonvyvy@yahoo.com.

Tea party planned April 27 at Valley Park

HURRICANE -- The much-anticipated Once Upon a Time Princess Tea Party has been planned for 10 a.m. until noon on April 27 at Valley Park, Hurricane.

This free event is open to girls ages 1 through 12. They are invited to come dressed as their favorite princess and have their pictures taken with a princess. There will be princess-theme activities and refreshments.

No reservations are required.

For more information call Karen Haynes at 304-757-7584 or Putnam County Parks at 304-562-0518, ext. 10.

Career Fair planned on Feb. 12 in Putnam Co.

ELEANOR -- The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Putnam County Schools and the Putnam County Development Authority, will sponsor a Career Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Putnam County Career & Technical Center.

The career fair is free and open to the public.

The Putnam County Career & Technical Center is located at 300 Roosevelt Blvd. in Eleanor. For more information or to reserve a space for your business, contact Ashley Alford at A.Alford@putnamcounty.org or 304-757-6510. Space is limited. There is no charge for businesses to participate in this event.

Business Before Business planned Feb. 8

HURRICANE -- The next Business Before Business sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will take place at Hurricane Town Elementary in Hurricane from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.

Hurricane Town Elementary is located at 300 Harbour Lane in Hurricane. Business Before Business provides an early morning social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community

Hurricane Town Elementary will be showcasing Putnam County Schools Leader in Me program. The Leader in Me is an innovative, school wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child's full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.

Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. This event is free to Chamber members, RSVPs are required. There will be a drawing for a free e-Billboard. Breakfast will also be included.

RSVPs are required by Wednesday, Feb. 6. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, please contact the Chamber at 304-757-6510 or chamber@putnamcounty.org. You can also visit the Chamber website at www.putnamcounty.org for up-to-date information on the Chamber events.

Business After Hours planned for Feb. 21

SCOTT DEPOT -- The next Business After Hours sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is planned for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Tri-County YMCA, 200 Carls Lane, Scott Depot.

Business After Hours provides a social, but professional venue for business people to make new contacts and expand their presence in the business community. Participation is open to all Chamber members and their guests. The cost to attend is $15 per person. RSVPs are required and pre-payment is appreciated. There will be a cash drawing sponsored by BB&T valued at $200, but you must be present to win. The Chamber will continue to draw until there is a winner present. Food and refreshments will also be included in a relaxed social setting. Additionally, the Chamber identifies future Business of the Month winners from the calling cards of those in attendance.

RSVPs are required by Tuesday, Feb. 19. To obtain membership information or to make reservations, contact the Chamber at 304-757-6510 or chamber@putnamcounty.org. You can also visit the website at www.putnamchamber.org.

HURRICANE -- Zumba classes are held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7- 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. in the Commons located at the Valley (Wave Pool) Park. Cost is $5 per class.

For more information, call 304-562-0518, ext. 10.

HURRICANE -- Isshinryu Karate classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 5 to adult at the Valley Park Community Center located at the Valley (Wave Pool) Park.

Cost is $40 per month. Call 304-757-3442 for information.

HURRICANE -- Bob Ingargiola (7th Dan) will teach Isshinryu Karate classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 5 to adult at the Hurricane Valley Community Center.

Cost is $40 per month.

Call 304-757-3442 for more information.

HURRICANE -- The Putnam County Parks & Recreation is having Zumba aerobic dance classes from 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

Classes will be at the Commons located at the Valley (Wave Pool) Park. Cost is $5 per class.

Call 304-562-0518, ext.10 for information.

CHARLESTON -- Free Zumba workout classes are offered to the public at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at the Union building conference room at West Virginia State University.

Advanced registration is not required.

Fitness studio offers new classes

HURRICANE -- Isla Bonita Fitness Studio, 3544 Teays Valley Road, across from Hurricane City Park, behind Ace Hardware, is offering a few new classes.

Belly Dance Basic Course, 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Email Edith Bourne at edithalva5@hotmail.com or call 304-881-7564.

New Zumba classes (Zumba Gold and Zumba). Email edithalva5@hotmail.com or call 304-881-7564 for times and days.

Yoga classes. Email edithalva5@hotmail.com or call 304-881-7564 for times and days.

Music lessons offered at Hurricane studio

HURRICANE -- Music lessons are now being offered at the Main Street Music Studio in Hurricane. Private lessons are offered for guitar, bass, drums, piano and mandolin.

The studio is at 2731 Main St.

Contact instructors directly for information: Loren Amsbary (guitar, bass, mandolin, drums), 304-208-7508; Bob Brown (guitar, bass, mandolin) 304-380-2853; Roger Copen (drums), 304-389-4853; and Valerie Betterton (piano), 304-757-1592.

Boy Scout Troop seeks members

HURRICANE -- Boy Scout Troop 36, based in Hurricane, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting.

The troop stays active with camp outs, summer camp, games, food drives, community service projects and more.

The troop meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2635 Main St., Hurricane.

For more information, call David Miller, 304-562-9271, ext. 6115, or Steve Caldwell, 304-562-9233.

Program offers help to problem gamblers

TEAYS VALLEY -- The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, the program that operates the statewide 1-800-GAMBLER help-line for problem gamblers and their loved ones, is offering a support group in Teays Valley to help individuals struggling with a gambling addiction.

The agency, in conjunction with Fred Clark, offers therapy group sessions for one and a half hours a week for the duration of three months. Clark, a longtime mental health therapist and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor, will facilitate the group.

Through the 11 years of operating the 1-800-Gambler helpline, the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia has received nearly 10,000 calls from problem gamblers and their loved ones. One of the main reasons Teays Valley was chosen as a site for this type of treatment is the helpline receives many calls from the Cabell, Kanawha, and Putnam county areas. Kathleen O'Neil, coordinator of this project for the Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia said, "Teays Valley is in close proximity of where we receive calls from this three-county area."

Anyone who thinks they or a loved one may have a gambling problem is urged to call 1-800-GAMBLER to find out more.

Huntington's Disease support group formed

CHARLESTON -- A peer-led Huntington's Disease support group meets in Charleston for patients, families, caregivers and those at risk. The meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital.

For more information, call 304-549-3266 or debarm@suddenlink.net.

Hometown Senior Center offers activities

HOMETOWN, W.Va. -- The Hometown Senior Center, 100 1st Ave., Hometown, has several new announcements to share.

The Center is looking for quilters, singers for the senior choir and volunteers for various help. The Center is also offering a free scrapbooking class at 10 a.m. every Monday and Thursday.

A number of other activities are also available.

Transportation is available for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The service can also include stops at the grocery store, post office or pharmacy after lunch.

For more information, call the Center at 304-586-2745.

Swim classes available

SCOTT DEPOT -- The Tri-County YMCA continues to conduct SwimAmerica School at the Toyota Aquatic Center.

SwimAmerica holds classes for children ages 5 and older Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pre-School SwimAmerica classes for children ages 3 and 4 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Cost is $55 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information regarding SwimAmerica or for information regarding infant and parent and adult swimming instruction, call the Tri-County YMCA at 304-757-0016 or visit the website at www.wildwaves.org.

Boys invited to Cub Scout meetings

ELEANOR -- Cub Scouts Pack 586 invites boys to come check out their meetings and learn more about scouting.

Pack 586 holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at Eleanor First Baptist Church. Activities include games, character building activities and more.

For more information, call Cub Master Glen Armstrong at 304-586-1157.

Boy Scout Troop 164 invites youth to meetings

ELEANOR -- Boy Scout Troop 164, based in Eleanor, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting.

The small troop stays active, with campouts, merit badge work, summer camps, games, lock-ins, food drives and more.

The troop is led by Scoutmaster John Snedegar, with assistant Scoutmasters Marty Fertig, Markel Fertig and Jake Fertig. The troop meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Presbyterian Church on Roosevelt Boulevard in Eleanor.