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Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Top Roller Derby Teams to Compete in Charleston today, Oct. 3 - Oct. 5

CHARLESTON -- The Chemical Valley Rollergirls have been selected through a competitive bid process to host one of four international playoff tournaments for the 2014 Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Division 1 Playoffs.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

McCray named Gamer of the Week

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. and The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week award to Kalyn McCray of Winfield High School.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Obituaries

LESTER RAY ADKINS, 52, of Hurricane, passed away Saturday September 27, 2014. He was employed as a glass cutter with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 1195, Charleston. Lester loved his family and the outdoors with all his being. If there was a meal to eat, spot to camp, a road to ride, an animal to hunt or fish to catch Lester was there. He is survived by his wife Peggy Sue Taylor Adkins; son, Cody Ray Adkins at home; daughter and son in-law April and Luke Flaugher, of Salt Rock, W.Va., along with their son Braxton; mother Helen Watts of Barboursville; father Amos Adkins of Culloden; brothers Gary (Joyce) Adkins of Lesage and Michael (Lynn) Adkins of Culloden; sisters Lucy (Ken) Kramer of Fishers Ind., Teresa Adkins of Barboursville; Father in-law, James Darrell Taylor; of Hurricane and many aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins that will miss him greatly. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, 2014 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane with Pastor Jimmy Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence or memory may do so at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road Hurricane is honored to handle Mr. Adkins arrangements.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Old Dominion University uses creativity to produce extra snaps for offense

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University football head coach Doc Holliday sang the praises of Old Dominion's offense Tuesday, saying it will be a challenge for the Thundering Herd to stop the Monarchs in three downs.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Poca Middle sees WESTEST Scores Rise to the top five

Poca Middle School has made leaps and bounds in WESTEST Scores finishing with five of the highest scores in Putnam County Middle Schools during the 2013-14 school year. Poca Middle boasts top scores in sixth-grade reading and language arts (71 percent) and science (76 percent), seventh-grade math (64 percent) and science (61 percent), and eighth-grade reading and language arts (69 percent).


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Worship news

HURRICANE -- St. Timothy's in-the-Valley Episcopal Church will have its annual Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Womencare gets grant

SCOTT DEPOT -- Womencare of Scott Depot received a $265,316 in federal funding from the federal Health Care Cluster grant.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Hurricane First Baptist to host Christian Music Hall of Fame group

HURRICANE -- Recognized as one of America's most distinctive and experienced gospel groups, the Gospel Harmony Boys will perform a concert at the First Baptist Church, Hurricane, at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Oct. 6-10 is National 4-H Week

If you've been meaning to introduce your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to the productive fun and positive friends of 4-H, you'll find no better time than now.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

New ALDI store is being constructed in Teays Valley

TEAYS VALLEY -- A new grocery store is slated to be open for business in Teays Valley by December.