Friday, November 17, 2017

ELEANOR - The annual 4-H Holiday Craft Workshop will be held this year on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Eleanor Fire Department's upstairs room in Eleanor.

We all look forward to Thanksgiving Day, an annual United States holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a special day for giving thanks and feasting and remembering the pilgrims and their celebrating for a good harvest in 1621. 

One dark night, early in World War II, a German aircraft flying over central London released a bomb. The missile destroyed a building in a street simply called Walbrook, named after the ancient river, now deep underground, that used to flow there. 

DONNA F. BROWN-KIPP, 74, of Hurricane, W.Va., passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017. 

Arts in Action offers Christian yoga classes

HURRICANE - Arts in Action, an academy of performing and visual arts in Hurricane, is now offering yoga classes. The classes are designed to provide students with an opportunity to quiet the mind through music, Scripture, prayer, breathing techniques and stretching. Yoga has been shown to increase flexibility and to promote weight loss, better sleep and overall improved health.

Wreath making class on Dec. 1

WINFIELD - The Putnam County Master Gardeners will conduct their annual wreath making class from 6-9 p.m. at the Winfield Community Center, located near the river at 21 2nd St. (down from Roy Kuhl Sports) on Friday, Dec. 1.

The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with showers and storms in the afternoon and evening on Saturday as a cold front moves through the region. The high temperature will make it to 66 degrees.

HURRICANE – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's expanded partnership with colleges in West Virginia brought students from Marshall University to Hurricane Middle School on Tuesday to share drug abuse prevention information with eighth-grade students, according to a news release from Morrisey's office.

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HUNTINGTON - Huntington High School football coach Billy Seals figured Hurricane might have some surprises for his football team in their Class AAA quarterfinal game, but the first one occurred off the field.

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ST. ALBANS - A Winfield man will soon be driving a new set of wheels after winning the grand prize in the Armor All "Shine to Win" sweepstakes. John Burgess, of Winfield, will receive the vehicle of his choice valued at $26,000, courtesy of Armor All. He was presented with his prize at the St. Albans' Advance Auto Parts on Saturday, Nov. 11.

CHARLESTON – A Chicago man has pleaded guilty for his role in a a six-figure, international drug deal that was organized to happen in Putnam County. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Carol Casto, Richard Fleming pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aiding and abetting the attempted distribution of 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.

HURRICANE, W.Va. - Three-tenths of a point is all that separated No. 9 Hurricane from playing host to No. 8 Hedgesville in the first round of the state high school football playoffs Friday.

WASHINGTON - As the House of Representatives works on amendments to the GOP-backed legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code and the Senate prepares to introduce its companion bill, West Virginia's delegation in Congress is split on how the plan will affect West Virginians.

WINFIELD - Putnam County paid tribute on Sunday to men and women who have served in the United States military.

In cooperation with the James E. Marshall Post 187 of the American Legion, Putnam County hosted its 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Day at the County Courthouse in Winfield.

Gospel Sing set at Sycamore Baptist

HURRICANE - It's a musical weekend at Sycamore Baptist.

There will be a gospel sing starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Sycamore Baptist Church, Sycamore Road, Hurricane.

Artist series event set for Nov. 14

HURRICANE - The Copper Room at Hidden Creek Mercantile will host author Eliot Parker as the featured speaker at its next "More Than Words" artists series event from 6 until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need. A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. However, patients don't get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

TEAYS VALLEY - Country Pride Restaurant, which is located just off the I-64 exit in Teays Valley at the Travel Centers of America, has a new general manager and he wants to change the perception that some may have about Country Pride.

WINFIELD - The Putnam County Sheriff's Department during the month of October responded to 1,310 calls for assistance and made 26 felony arrests and 81 misdemeanor arrests, according to a news release from Sheriff Steve Deweese.

HURRICANE - Business is booming in downtown Hurricane, with not one, but two ribbon cuttings planned for today, Friday, Nov. 10. The Main Street district will welcome Rock Paper Sisters and Mountain Que to its growing list of businesses, according to a news release from City of Hurricane Marketing and Development Manager Amanda Ramey.

November in Britain is usually cold and wet. Despite this, for the first 10 days of the month you will see men and women, many of them well into their '70s, '80s and even older, standing on street corners, at gas stations and outside stores selling small, red, artificial flowers. These are the poppies, the symbol of remembrance throughout Britain and the British Commonwealth of Nations.

The weekend will start out with mostly sunny skies under high pressure on Saturday. The high temperature will be 52 degrees.

NITRO, W.Va. - Established in 1960, Diehl's Family Restaurant in Nitro, West Virginia, is one of the oldest family-owned restaurants in West Virginia. The restaurant was founded by Jack Diehl, who worked as a cook at a local chemical plant before saving up to start his own business.

WINFIELD - During November, The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and Putnam County Sheriff's Department conducted underage compliance checks on convenience stores, restaurants and bars throughout Putnam County. Out of the 19 establishments visited, four sold to an underage operative, for a 21 percent buy rate, according to a news release from Sheriff Steve Deweese.

WINFIELD - On Monday, Oct. 30, Winfield Middle School held an assembly to recognize the staff, students and the communities' efforts to support the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. As part of this campaign and the assembly, Winfield Middle School Principal Matt Shock presented a representative of Charleston Area Medical Center's Breast Cancer Foundation with a check for more than $1,000.

WINFIELD - Putnam County, in cooperation with the James E. Marshall Post 187 of the American Legion, is hosting the 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Day at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the County Courthouse in Winfield.

HURRICANE - For the first time in the area, a Jersey Mike's opened to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Liberty Square, next to Taste of Asia. There is only one other Jersey Mike's in West Virginia, and it is located in Charles Town.

WINFIELD, W.Va. - A Putnam County middle school science teacher has been honored as one of the nation's top educators.

Winfield Middle School earth science and space science teacher Erika Klose received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation on Monday. The award was given to 45 teachers nationwide.

Over three days last weekend the West Virginia Christian Athletics Soccer Tournament was held at Schoenbaum Stadium in Coonskin Park.

Autumn has arrived in Putnam County, on the 265th day of the year. Winter gave way to spring on the 79th day of 2017 with new life - blossoms, flowers of every color and the time of planting to be followed by the long summer days of growth and reproduction.

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Putnam Thanksgiving worship service is Nov. 14

HURRICANE - The Teays Valley Ministerial Association will host a Community-wide Thanksgiving Worship Service on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant at 2438 Route 60/2 in Hurricane.

The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of scattered rain showers on Saturday with a warm front in the vicinity. The high temperature will be a mild 72 degrees.

These days we tend to imagine spies as a modern phenomenon. Suave, sophisticated James Bond is probably one of the images that leap to mind when we think of them but this month marks the execution of the most famous spy of World War I, and she was very different to Mr. Bond.

WINFIELD - Two men were killed in a crash on U.S. 35 in Putnam County overnight last Thursday, Oct. 19, according to Sheriff Steve Deweese.

The weekend will start off with mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers as a cold front moves into the region. The high temperature will make it to 62 degrees on Saturday.

Autumn is that season of the year between summer and winter. Winter is the time when the earth is sleeping and resting. Spring is when the earth wakes up and new life comes. In the early part of autumn, it may seem like summer has returned. In the late part of autumn, if may seem like winter has arrived early. Snowflakes may appear in the higher altitudes and even in the low lands.

Ask someone what they think about when you mention Scotland, and no doubt you'll get a variety of answers. Kilts will probably feature, as will bagpipes, the Loch Ness Monster and maybe haggis, too, but somewhere on the list you'll almost certainly find Scotch whisky.

Special singing set at Providence Baptist

SCOTT DEPOT - Providence Baptist Church on Rocky Step Road in Scott Depot will host special singing by Kevin and Amy Landers at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Putnam Market ribbon-cutting set

HURRICANE - The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for The Putnam Market at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

PRINCETON - Last Thursday the Teays Valley Christian School varsity soccer team traveled for two hours to play their return fixture against Mercer Christian Academy in Princeton. The first encounter finished in an easy 6-1 win for the TVCS team but on this occasion they were in for a tougher time.

ELEANOR - The West Virginia Manufacturers Educational Fund (WVMEF) hosted the fourth of five regional Explore academies at the Putnam County Career and Technical Center in Eleanor on Tuesday. Mary Brown, accounts coordinator for the WVMEF, said the program is designed to introduce and educate students to the various opportunities in the manufacturing sector across the state.

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