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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.
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.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Male Gamer of the Week award to Christian Hill of Hurricane High School.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's male Gamer of the Week to senior Ben Clark of Winfield High School.
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.
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.
The following is a synopsis of the Putnam County Rotary Club meeting of Tuesday, Oct. 24:
"This Russian hacking situation is real," Secretary Mac Warner told Putnam Rotarians today. "How serious is it? We don't know yet. But something serious happened right before the election last year.
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.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week award to Carllee Bishop of Hurricane High School.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's male Gamer of the Week to Putnam County's own Hurricane High School Boy's Soccer Team.
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.
Over 100 pounds of unwanted and/or unused prescription and over-the-counter pills were turned in at one of the three Permanent Rx Drop Boxes or at one of the two DEA Take Back Days locations during the month of October.
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.
Courtesy of John Kincaid
HURRICANE - For over 20 years, the Hurricane High School Red Hot Show Choir has been entertaining audiences across the country with its award-winning shows. Last year Heat Wave, an all-girls group, was added to the lineup.
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.
If you can understand all of the Irish "brogue" accents, then Director Martin Campbell ("Casino Royale," "Edge of Darkness," "Green Lantern") has a pretty good revenge/action movie for you.
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.
HURRICANE - The Putnam Market kicked off its official grand opening on Friday, Oct. 27, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location at 3550 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane.
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.
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.
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.
Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's female Gamer of the Week award to Winfield High Schools Girls Cross Country Team.
Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's male Gamer of the Week to Junior Aaron Withrow of Winfield High School.
The WV Department of Highways has a program for volunteers to try to keep our highways free of litter. The Adopt-a-Highway program has been around for many years and many organizations and groups of volunteers participate.
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.
Director Joseph Kosinski ("Oblivion," "TRON: Legacy") brings to the big screen, the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a crew of forest firefighters from Prescott, Arizona.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's male Gamer of the Week to Junior Alik Assi of Hurricane High School.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week award to Sydney Cavender of Winfield High School.
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.
The following is a synopsis of the Putnam County Rotary Club meeting of Tuesday, Oct. 10:
"Domestic violence is not a private matter," Cpl. Tony Craigo told Putnam Rotary today. "It affects everybody in the community. It affects businesses, it affects churches. It's important to know that we all play a part in this.
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.
HURRICANE - The Hurricane First Church of the Nazarene, located on U.S. 60 in Hurricane near the Putnam/Cabell county line, will host a Family Fall Fest at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.
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.
CHARLESTON - With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.