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Apr. 04, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Gallery: Putnam in Pictures, Friday, April 4

Did you miss something in Putnam County this week? Chances are, one of our photographers was there.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

News in brief

SCOTT DEPOT -- All children ages preschool through the fifth grade are invited to attend a free Easter Eggstravaganza event at Teays Valley Acres in Scott Depot, from 2-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Church news

HURRICANE -- Redeemer Church (PCA) has been in the Teays Valley area for more than a dozen years, but this Easter it will host its first ever Good Friday service, planned for 7 p.m. on April 18. Everyone is welcome.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Kim Miller: April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

The month of April is celebrated as National Alcohol Awareness Month. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are emphasizing the effects of alcohol on women who drink excessively.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

WV Symphony Orchestra to perform at Buffalo High

BUFFALO -- The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will travel to Buffalo to present a concert at 7 p.m. today, Friday, April 4, at the Buffalo High School Auditorium.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Bosley of Winfield High awarded Gamer of the Week

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Male Gamer of the Week Award to Bryan Bosley of Winfield High School.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Putnam obits

LOIS JEAN BILLUPS HATHAWAY, 85, of Hurricane, died March 30, 2014, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Kenova on March 14, 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rush and Elma (Dean) Billups; brothers, Howard, Glen and Joseph Billups; her husband of 50 years, Robert (Bob) Hathaway Sr.; son, Robert (Bobby) Hathaway Jr.; and foster-son, John Ballentine. Surviving are her children, Rodney (Joan) Hathaway of Culloden, Karen (Steve) Ward of Hurricane, Nancy (Paul) Drake of Scott Depot; Helen (Russ) Cook of Hurricane, Mary Beth (Paul) Bednar of Pittsboro, N.C., and foster-son Roger Elliott of Hurricane. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Josiah and Marissa Drake, Kristen and Bing Ward and Andrew and Mary Ann Bednar. She had many nieces and nephews whom she loved. Lois had lived in the Hurricane community for more than 55 years. She graduated from Marshall College in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Teachers. She had been a teacher in Boone, Lincoln and Putnam counties. She had been a member of the Kanawha-Putnam Association for Retarded Children (the ARC) and helped pioneer special education programs in Putnam County in the 1960s. She was a special-needs foster parent for 38 years and a lifelong advocate of the disabled. Lois always said about her own life, "I meant well and tried hard." She will be missed by many. Funeral service was Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel, 2837 Main St., Hurricane, with the Minister Thomas Malcolm officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park in Hurricane. Visiation was Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home Memorial. Contributions may be sent to Mt. Salem United Methodist Church, c/o Kent Hill, 4088 US Rt. 60, Hurricane, WV 25526.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tea Party will benefit Make-a-Wish

HURRICANE -- Some seats still remain for the "Chasing Butterflies" Tea Party set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Valley Park Recreation Center.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Scientists say water is safe

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Almost three months after tainted tap water became part of 300,000 West Virginians' daily lives, independent scientists reviewed lab rat studies and hospital reports to reassure residents their water is safe, even if it still contains trace chemicals.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Billy Summers: The rumors are true: 'Noah' strays far from biblical story

I went and saw two different adventure comedies this weekend -- "The Muppets: Most Wanted" and "Noah."