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Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

One week remaining to get tickets to MU event

CHARLESTON -- Thundering Herd fans have one week remaining to buy tickets and reserve tables for Marshall University's Paint the Capital City Green pep rally in Charleston on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Embassy Suites hotel.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Gardener program accepting applications

WINFIELD -- Want to make your green thumb greener and serve the community at the same time? The West Virginia University Extension Service in Putnam County is now accepting applications for the 2014 Putnam County Master Gardener Program.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


VIRGINIA ANN "GINNY" MORGAN VALENTINE, 89, of Hurricane passed away peacefully Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Midland Meadows Senior Living Campus, Ona, W.Va. Born June 21, 1925 in St. Albans, W.Va., she was the youngest of eight daughters born to the late John and Mary Alice Skipper Morgan. Also preceding her in death were her husband of 51 years, Edward Eugene "Boots" Valentine; seven sisters, Sadie Tompkins, Kathryn Nease, Blanche Morgan, Alice "Toots" Griffith, Margaret McFadden, Jane Clark and Harriet Taylor as well as two special cousins, John Gabriel Morgan and Rembrandt Morgan Jr. Ginny was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #149, Milton and was a former Girl Scout leader, Avon representative and was involved with the Farm Women's Club. Surviving are her daughters, Victoria "Vicki" Valentine of Hurricane, Martha "Marty" Powers (Gary) of Milton; special friend Phyllis Thompson and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at noon Monday, August 11, 2014, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane conducted by members of the Woman at the Well Ministries with an Order of the Eastern Star service conducted as well. Private burial service will be held at Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, W.Va. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. You may visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share sympathies with the family. The family would like to thank the owners and staff of Midland Meadows for the care and compassion shown to them. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Little Victories Animal Rescue, 3589 Wire Branch Road, Ona, WV 25545. Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and located at 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane is honored to serve the Valentine family. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/herald-dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=virginia-ann-valentine-ginny-morgan&pid=172048924&fhid=23717#sthash.xsvT07cV.dpuf/.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Putnam County Bridge to Ridge Bicycle Tour planned for Sept. 13

The Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Winfield Lions Club, Putnam County Parks and Recreation and the Winfield McDonalds is sponsoring a challenging, 30, 40-50 and 62-mile scenic bicycle ride on the ridges of Putnam County on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Thundering Herd unveils new uniforms at Fan Day

HUNTINGTON -- There will be a bit of a new look to Marshall football as the Thundering Herd takes the field for home games this season.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Veteran came home with lasting impression of life in Vietnam

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second and final part of a story about Ed Covert. The first part ran in last week's edition of The Putnam Herald.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Winfield teens participate in Entrepreneurship Summit

ST. GEORGE, W.Va. -- Teens from throughout West Virginia participated in the 37th annual Entrepreneurship Summit this summer at the Horseshoe Leadership Center, focusing on creating, sustaining and leading a successful business, according to a news release.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Hurricane High School band works for season and raises funds for new uniforms

HURRICANE -- While a lot of students have spent their summer at the pool or lying on the beach, a group of Hurricane High School students spent the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August at camp.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Worship news

The Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2440 US 60, Hurricane, is having its Fall Festival from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20. Events are inside and outside and include live music, quilt show, car show, flea market, crafts, making apple butter, book sale, bake sale, inflatables, clowns, dunking booth, games, hot dogs and drinks. Reserve your booth for the craft show or flea market by calling Sharon at the church at 304-562-3900 or Galena at 304-757-2953.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Physicals not just necessary for sports, good for the kids too

Going back to school and getting ready for fall sports can be an exciting time. So exciting, that you might forget that most sports leagues require your child to obtain a sports physical before participating in athletics.