Friday, April 21, 2017

The weekend will start out with cloudy skies along with rain showers as a cold front moves into the region on Saturday. The high temperature will be cooler than normal at 65 degrees.

We want you to know of some exciting new updates from Putnam Shoes For Children. In May of 2016, we became a 501(c) foundation so that your donation is tax-deductible. We also partnered with Shoe Carnival at the Huntington Mall, which gave us additional discounts for our shoes and socks.

Food Truck Fridays return to Hurricane

HURRICANE - Food Truck Fridays are returning to downtown Hurricane for the spring and summer.

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Male Gamer of the Week award to Trentan Sizemore, a junior at Hurricane High School.

WINFIELD - On Monday, March 27, the annual Putnam County 4-H Visual Presentation and Public Speaking Contest took place at the Putnam County Courthouse. There were 13 individuals who participated in this year's event.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Scott Depot resident is among 12 University of Kentucky students to be named to the prestigious Gaines Fellowship Program.

My dad, Clarence Ellis, and his three cousins, Henry Hodge, Hobart Hodge and Ben Mullins made their initial property-searching trip to Putnam County in 1942. All lived near the head of Cabin Creek, in eastern Kanawha County, except Ben Mullins who lived in Charleston. He was a carpenter and builder, a trade he later practiced in Putnam County. The other three worked for the Carbon Fuel and Truax Trayer Coal companies.

A few weeks ago I talked about Botin's Restaurant in Madrid, Spain, which has the reputation of being the oldest restaurant in continuous operation in the world. Today I want to tell you about another restaurant in Spain's capital. This one is far from being the oldest in the world; in fact it's one of the newest restaurants in the city, having opened just five months ago, on Dec. 1 last year.

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HURRICANE - Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, has scheduled three upcoming Fifth Sunday Concerts.

The Easter weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of showers as a warm front moves through the region on Saturday. The high temperature will make it to 83 degrees.

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's female Gamer of the Week to Senior Cartney Schoolcraft of Winfield High School.

The writing of checks, books, government documents, marriage licenses, divorce papers, newspapers, letters, litigation, sports records, contracts, drug prescriptions, doctor and hospital bills, the phone bill, e-mails, birth announcements, obituaries, traffic tickets and anything else you care to mention are all dated by the authority of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This week, actor-director Zach Braff ("Garden State," "Scrubs," "Wish I Was Here") brings us a fun movie, with an excellent cast of veteran actors. Sure, the Senior Citizen Caper has been done several times already - possibly some even better - but with "Going in Style," it is still an entertaining concept.

HURRICANE - The Once Upon A Time Princess Party is scheduled for 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 6, at Liberty Square next to Petco. The time of the party was incorrectly reported in a story in the April 7 Putnam Herald. 

SCOTT DEPOT - Teays Valley Church of God will feature its worship choir, Voices of Praise, various soloists, the use of worship dance, drama, and other creative worship elements to present its annual Tenebrae concert entitled "It is Finished" at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14.

Courtesy of Kanawha Valley Chapter DAR

The Kanawha Valley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored their winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest, Allison Dailey, at their recent luncheon meeting. She was presented with an NSDAR American History certificate, medal and a check by Chapter Historian Marjorie Turley.

This weekend marks a defining moment in American history.

On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee formally surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to the forces of General Ulysses S. Grant. Although sporadic fighting would go on elsewhere for a while, this act effectively brought an end to the Civil War in the east.

The Putnam Herald

WINFIELD - The Putnam Public Service District has begun its annual flushing of water lines, and the project is scheduled to continue through May 19.

Worship news

Good Friday concert planned in Scott Depot

SCOTT DEPOT - Teays Valley Church of God will feature its worship choir, Voices of Praise, various soloists, the use of worship dance, drama, and other creative worship elements to present its annual Tenebrae concert titled "It is Finished" at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14.

Community news in brief

Hurricane band boosters to have basket bingo

HURRICANE - The Hurricane High School Band Boosters is sponsoring its eighth annual Longaberger Basket Bingo on Saturday, April 8, in the commons at Hurricane High. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m.

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va.- Customers in the Putnam Public Service District may begin to experience turbidity or cloudiness in their water as the service area begins flushing its distribution mainlines April 3 through May 19, according to a Putnam PSD release.

After a long winter, Putnam County senior citizens take a new interest in life. They survived the cold and dark days. The flu, viruses and various aches and pains took something out of them. The warmer days of spring, the singing of birds, the blossoms of the trees and flowers of the field signal a bursting forth of renewed interest and enthusiasm for living.

Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's female Gamer of the Week to Senior Emily Moore of Winfield High School.

Community news in brief

Developmental screenings planned

TEAYS VALLEY - Putnam County Schools will host developmental screenings on Friday, April 7, at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church on Teays Valley Road.

Worship news

Homeland Southern Gospel at Scary Creek

SCOTT DEPOT - The Homeland Southern Gospel Choir will be in concert at Scary Creek Church of God, 2673 Scary Creek Road, Scott Depot, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this evening of good southern gospel music.

The Putnam Herald

WINFIELD - Ethan Luke Little, 16, of Winfield, will be honored for earning the highest rank in scouting during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor at Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. A reception will follow.

The Putnam Herald

HURRICANE - Mission West Virginia's FrameWorks program invites those interested in fostering and/or adopting to an information session from 5:30 until 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at the FireSide Grille, 470 W.Va. 34, Hurricane.

The Putnam Herald

SCOTT DEPOT - Yeager Design & Interiors of Scott Depot has been named a 2017 WV Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year by the Small Business Association's West Virginia District.

The Putnam Herald

LIBERTY, W.Va. - Confidence Elementary School in Liberty held its annual archery tournament at the conclusion of the National Archery in the Schools program taught by certified archery instructor and physical education teacher Andrea Wilson-Combs.

HURRICANE - A new, full-service salon has opened in downtown Hurricane.

From Head to Toe offers hair, nails, waxing, lash extensions and more. The salon, owned by Andrea Dennis, is located at 2833 A Main Street in Hurricane (behind George's Drycleaners).

The Putnam Herald

HURRICANE - It's no April Fools joke that an 8K race and 4K walk planned for Saturday, April 1, will help raise money to allow cash-strapped families to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of the Tri-County YMCA.

Just like a short story assignment that is done flawlessly, but without spectacular results, director Daniel Espinosa ("Child 44," "Safe House," "Outside Love") gives us "Life," a remake of Ridley Scott's 1979 space thriller "Alien."