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Teays Valley Fibromyalgia hosts Self Help Group meeting June 17

Jun. 07, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

SCOTT DEPOT -- Do you suffer from fibromyalgia? Do friends and family not understand your illness? Do you feel alone with your pain and fatigue?

The Teays Valley Fibromyalgia Self Help Group will have its next monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17.

All those whose lives are impacted by fibromyalgia or would like to know about this disorder are invited to attend.

The meeting will be in the FamilyCare meeting room at 301-Great Teays Blvd. in Scott Depot.

Meetings are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Michelle Kosa at 304-757-6999, ext 23.

HURRICANE -- The elementary schools in Putnam County will be hosting kindergarten registration later this summer for those who missed it in the spring or who are new to the area.

Registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Mountain View Elementary in Scott Depot, and on Friday, Aug. 9, at George Washington Middle School in Eleanor.

Students can register at either location to attend the Putnam County school for which they are zoned. Parents who are unsure of their school zone can call 304-586-0500, ext. 1103.

Registration is by appointment at both locations. Call 304-586-0500, ext. 1178 to make an appointment. Children must be 5 years old prior to Sept. 1.

Parents and guardians must bring their child, an official birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records, the child's Social Security card, proof of residency, completed packet and completed physical examination form.

CROSS LANES -- The next Business After Hours sponsored by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is planned for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at Comfort Inn Cross Lanes.

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 $600, 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 Monday, June 17. 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 http://www.putnamchamber.org/.

Teays Physical Therapy Center's Potential Plus has two programs planned this summer to help children and teens stay fit:

Beginning Potential: Stay active this summer! Improve your balance, foot speed, coordination, speed and agility, core strength and conditioning through circuits, relay races, obstacle courses and other fun and challenging exercises. This class is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $100 for 10 sessions. Class ends July 10th.

Teen Fitness: Get in the best shape of your life this summer! Burn calories, lose fat, get strong, and push yourself beyond what you thought possible in this fun and challenging fitness class. Middle school, high school, or college students welcome. Cost is $200 for 20 sessions. Class ends Aug. 13.

Call 304-757-7293.

SOUTH CHARLESTON -- The Kanawha Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the South Charleston Public Library.

All officers and committee chairmen are urged to attend. Meeting places, speakers and projects for the coming year will be discussed. Light refreshments will be provided by Regent April Gardner.

HURRICANE -- Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting a free educational workshop to help adult children better understand their aging parents' vision for the future. Called "Heart-to-Heart: As Your Parents Age," the 60-minute workshop will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5700 U.S. 60 East, Huntington. The workshop is presented by Eric Weimer, FIC, CLTC, Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Hurricane.

The "Heart-to-Heart" workshop is designed to help participants have healthy conversations with their parents to enable them to feel more secure about their future. It is also designed to help participants (adult children), their siblings and extended family be better prepared to take on roles and responsibilities for their parents should circumstances require it.

To register for this free workshop, call Weimer at 304-747-0893, email Eric.Weimer@thrivent.com or respond online at Thrivent.com/findaworkshop. Register early because space is limited.

POCA -- A Buffalo Alumni Banquet is planned for 6:30 p.m. until midnight on Friday, July 26, at Scarlet Oaks Country Club in Poca.

The cost is $35 per person for the dinner and dance.

Send reservations to: Lana Adkins, P.O. Box 878, Eleanor, W.Va., 25070. For more information, call 304-586-2666.

HURRICANE -- Plans are being made for the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament, taking place on Monday, June 24, at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.

Major sponsors of the 2013 tournament are AEP John Amos Plant, Toyota and Baker Bohnert are Major Sponsors.

The Chamber is now accepting teams, hole sponsorships and door prize donations. Team sponsorships will be $650 for members, $725 for non-members. Confirmation numbers will be assigned for all registering teams and will be required the day of the tournament.

Hole sponsors are $175 for members, $200 for non-members. Businesses that sponsor golf holes or donate door prizes will be listed in the official tournament program. Door prize gifts provide an excellent means for businesses to showcase their products and services.

Registration for this scramble format tournament will begin at 9 a.m., with a shot gun start at 10 a.m.

For more information, email gwhite@putnamcounty.org or call 304-757-6510.

ELEANOR -- The annual Coastal Tank Lines picnic will begin at noon on Sunday, June 9, at the Eleanor Town Park, Eleanor, located on W.Va. 62.

All Coastal families are invited to attend.

Call 304-586-9757 if you have questions.

HURRICANE -- Putnam County Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a six-week Spanish class from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 6-27, in The Commons at Valley Park.

Cost is $40. Class is for children in grades one through five. Instructor is Ana Maria Wentz.

Call 304-543-7518 or 304-562-0518, ext. 10, to register.

CHARLESTON -- The Kanawha State Forest Foundation has announce its Kanawha State Forest Photography Contest for 2013.

If you have an interest in nature photography, now is a good time to get out to Kanawha State Forest and try your skills at capturing the beauty and appeal of the area. All submissions due by Aug. 1.

For more information and Contest rules, visit www.kanawhastateforest.com/events.html

SCOTT DEPOT -- Leaps & Bounds Early Learning Center at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, 4122 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year.

The half-day preschool program is for children 18 months to 5 years. Registration forms are available at the school or online at www.teaysvalleypresby.com.

For questions or more information, call 304-757-6073.

WINFIELD -- The Putnam County Republican Club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month on the second floor on the Old Courthouse in Winfield.

June's meeting will be the annual picnic at 6 p.m. June 23 in Eleanor.

Meetings are open to the public and feature a relevant speaker each month. Events are posted on the website, putnamwvrepublicans.org.

For more information, email PutnamCoWVRepublicanClub@gmail.com or on our Facebook page, facebook.com/PutnamCoWVRepublicanClub.

SCOTT DEPOT -- Huntington native Judith Cavendish has returned to West Virginia after spending the last 15 years performing and teaching in Baltimore and Columbia, Md. She has music degrees from Marshall University and did her doctoral studies at WVU's Creative Arts Center.

She is opening a private studio in voice/piano/keyboard at her home in Scott Depot on Monday, April 22. The address is 203 Summit Drive, her phone number is 304-757-5201, and her email is jlcav777@aol.com.

St. ALBANS -- Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that can help addicts overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. By applying the biblical principles of conviction, conversion, surrender, confession, restitution, prayer, quiet time, witnessing, and helping one another, the goal is that each person will find both a deep peace and a lasting freedom in Jesus Christ as they walk their own road to recovery.

A Celebrate Recovery group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at King's River Worship Center, 777 Mallory Lane, St. Albans. This group is open to anyone who is either suffering from an addiction, living with domestic violence or any other hurts in your past or present.

"We believe that regardless of your past or current situation, there is hope for a brighter future. If your desire for your life is peace and freedom from bondage, come join us on this Road to Recovery," a news release from the group stated.

For more information, call the church at 304-727-4907 or visit www.kingsriver.org.

WINFIELD -- Volunteers are needed to walk dogs at the Putnam Animal Relief Center, 1 Sabre Road, Winfield.

Walkers are needed from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is closed on Sundays.

Call 304-586-0249 or Email: putnamanimalshelter@frontier.com.

WINFIELD -- Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County is now training adults who would like to help other adults learn to read, or who would like to teach English to a non-English speaker. No experience is required and free training is provided.

Call 304-757-1550 or email putnamliteracy@yahoo.com.

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 has moved next door to its previous location, and is now at 2729 Main St.

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

HURRICANE -- Those new to this area or established residents just wishing to join a social group are welcome to join Teays Valley Newcomers and Neighbors Club. Activities throughout the year 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.

Meetings are at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the basement of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mount Vernon Road. The ladies of the church will prepare a light lunch and would appreciate a $10-$15 donation per person, proceeds going to mission work. Please make reservations for the meal the Thursday prior to meeting. All attending are also requested to bring a non-perishable item for the Community Cupboard.

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

HURRICANE -- VFW Post 9097 Hurricane has Bingo and grill open every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. Also there is Karaoke with Dynomite every Friday and Saturday night from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Saturday afternoons feature free food at the bar.

HURRICANE -- Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County is accepting new students. Literacy Volunteers offers free, private reading tutoring to adults, ages 16 and older. All reading levels and abilities are accepted.

Call 304-757-1550 or email putnamliteracy@yahoo.com for more information.

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.

SCOTT DEPOT -- The Scott/Teays Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Lions Clubs throughout the world -- totaling 1.3 million -- accepted the challenge issued by Helen Keller to be Knights of the Blind.

The Lions motto is "We Serve." All monies raised by the club are used to benefit the community.

If you would like to learn more, call Bill Hensley at 304-757-8599 or e-mail billybh@suddenlink.com.

HOMETOWN -- A support group for caregivers of those with Alzhiemers Disease meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Wednesday every month at the Hometown Senior Center, 100 1st Ave. N.

Discussions are confidential. For information, call 304-586-2745.

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.

HURRICANE -- Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission is looking for instructors to teach classes. If anyone has a trade and would like to teach a class, please contact the park office at 304-562-0518, ext. 10.

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.

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.