Church offers free tech 101 workshop

HURRICANE - Cross of Grace Lutheran Church will host a Technology 101 Workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, where we will attempt to answer questions and on multiple subjects including: Windows 10, How to use iPhone, Android smart phones, how to set up an email account, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, transfer photos from devices to DVD.

So bring your tech, and we will do our best to assist you with any questions that you may have. We will have laptops set up to be used as part of the workshop.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

The church is located at 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane (at the bottom of the Walmart hill).

Lucas Cooper

on dean's list

DELAWARE, Ohio - Lucas Cooper, of Hurricane, has been named to the 2019 spring semester dean's list at Ohio Wesleyan University.

To earn Dean's List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation's premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan's signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book "Colleges That Change Lives" and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review "best colleges" lists. Learn more at

Dem committee meets June 11

WINFIELD -The Putnam County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on June 11 at the Putnam County Courthouse, Conference Room, Winfield.

For further information, call Karen Coria, chair, at 304-727-1509.

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HURRICANE - Boy Scout Troop 36 will host a yard sale and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 3434 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.

Those who wish to sell items may set up in the open air for free, or there are a few open spots under the tent (9x18 space) for $20.

Sellers may set up on Friday, June 7, beginning at noon. The scouts will be camping on site Friday night to watch your goods. "If you can set up, come and join us. If you can't, you may donate items to our troop to be sold," the troop stated in a news release. "Donations may be dropped off on Friday starting at noon. The scouts will be having a concession stand for your food and drink needs. We ask that no other food or drinks to be sold."

Call Steve Caldwell at 304-562-9233 for more information.

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St. ALBANS - Music Infusion is a summer children's music program offered by the First Baptist Church of St. Albans consisting of a two-day music workshop for students entering grades three through six.

Set for 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 10-12, Music Infusion offers piano and guitar instruction to those without prior formal piano or guitar lessons with the intention of creating further interest in music. Piano instruction has the potential to create a solid musical foundation for the learning of other instruments.

Tuition is $12 and there is a maximum enrollment of nine students. The church is located at 523 2nd St., St. Albans.

For more information, visit or call the church at 304-727-4661.

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HURRICANE - Trinity Yoga is offering a free summer series of yoga classes at Valley Park in Hurricane.

The first session was on May 20; upcoming sessions are at 7 p.m. on June 24, July 29, and Aug. 19.

Everyone is invited to bring a mat and give it a try.

Financial coaching offered through Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

HURRICANE - If you're feeling overwhelmed by debt, if money issues are causing a strain on your marriage, or if you simply want to learn to manage your money better, there's help. The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Hurricane is offering one-on-one Financial Coaching (certified through Dave Ramsey's Financial Coach Master Training) to help you learn to take control of your money.

Those interested may call Rob Laukoter at 304-610-3054.

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WINFIELD - The Putnam Family Resource Network (PFRN) meets the second Friday of most months in Winfield at the EMS Building behind the PCS transportation building from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The RFRN works on issues affecting children and families and assists community groups to work together to identify and address local issues.

Upcoming meeting dates are: June 21 (third Friday); July 12 (second Friday).

If you want additional information about the Putnam Family Resource Network or the meeting, contact Michele Bowles at

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WINFIELD - The Putnam Wellness Coalition, which focuses on substance abuse prevention efforts, will meet from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at the EMS Building in Winfield (behind the Putnam County Schools transportation building).

The Putnam Wellness Coalition engages communities within Putnam County to eliminate substance abuse by creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment that informs, advocates and supports youth and adults. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Upcoming meeting dates are: June 21 (third Friday); July 12 (second Friday).

Trinity Yoga offers Yoga for every BODY

HURRICANE - Trinity Yoga, located on Teays Valley Road in Hurricane, offers gentle yoga classes with a Christian influence for all levels.

A five-week Beginners Series is a great place to start for those who have never done yoga or need a refresher course. For those with limited mobility, a Chair Yoga class is offered on Thursday mornings at Teays Valley Church of God.Cost is a donation. For more information, check Trinity Yoga out on Facebook or call or text 304-545-0203.

Chair Yoga at Teays Valley Church of God

SCOTT DEPOT - Teays Valley Church of God, 185 Connection Point, in Scott Depot is the host of a Chair Yoga class at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. Chair Yoga is for those with limited mobility and/or chronic health issues. The class lasts about 45 minutes and is taught by Debbie Jones, RYT-200.

Cost is just a donation. No experience or flexibility required.

Boy Scout Troop 36 now meets at St. Timothy's

HURRICANE - Boy Scout Troop 36, based in Hurricane, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The troop stays active with camp outs, summer camp, games, food drives, community service projects and more. The troop meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Timothy-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 3434 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.

For more information, call Dallas Hinchcliffe at 304-617-6908, or Steve Caldwell at 304-562-9233.

HURRICANE - Intimacy with God through the practice of yoga is what Trinity Yoga is all about.

Located at 3465 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane, Trinity Yoga offers mostly gentle and beginner's yoga classes for all ages that improve flexibility, improve sleep, and quiet the mind. All classes are gentle and great for beginners. Cost is $10 per class.

Check out the class schedule on Facebook (Trinity Yoga of WV) or contact Debbie Jones, RYT, at 304-545-0203.

Addiction support group offered in Putnam County

SCOTT DEPOT - Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot is hosting an addiction support group ministry called "Made New Ministries." The group meets on Friday nights at 7 p.m. in the youth building on the east side of the church.

"We have to be part of the solution to the epidemic in our area," the church's pastor, the Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt, said in a news release. "Addiction has led to brokenness and hopelessness which are both of great concern to God and us as His followers. Life is being stolen from people, and it isn't ok for us to sit back and watch people fall into destruction."

The group is led by someone who knows first-hand what the use of drugs and alcohol can do to a person's life. Leader Mike McCormick is now four-and-a-half years sober. He is living proof lives can be restored.

The church is located at 6979 Teays Valley Road, just east of exit 40 off I-64, up on the hill. For more information call 304-757-9222.

Putnam Union PSD to meet on first Wednesdays

TEAYS VALLEY - The 2017 Putnam Union PSD water meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the W.Va. 34 Fire Department.

Loved One's Support Group of Hurricane meets Tuesdays

HURRICANE - A new support group for family members affected by addiction will meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hurricane Church of Christ in Hurricane, located on the hill just past the Hurricane Middle School.

According to a news release from the group, "Addiction is a family issue and will affect 8 to 10 other people. As we deal with the drug and alcohol addiction crisis there is no "one size fits all" method. Every individual is unique; therefore, the more we can learn the better chance we have of truly helping our loved one enter treatment and recovery."

The group will offer education, encouragement and support.

"We not only encourage family members and loved ones to attend, but also the community, so that we all can better understand how to approach this crisis," the group stated in the release.

For more information, contact Ed Covert at 304-206-1285.

WINFIELD - On the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon, the Winfield Church of the Nazarene, 10822 Winfield Road, Winfield, hosts a food pantry and USDA commodities for those who qualify based on gross monthly income and household size.

Families that qualify may receive food once a month.

For more information, call the church at 304-586-2180.

In accordance with civil rights policy, the USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against by any USDA related activity should write to the USDA, Director: Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410.

Alzheimer's Support Group meets monthly at Broadmore

HURRICANE - Broadmore Assisted Living is hosting Alzheimer's Support Group meetings at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Broadmore Assisted Living is located at 4000 Outlook Drive, Hurricane. There's a lot to learn and remember when faced with the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Led by the team at Broadmore Senior Living, monthly support group meetings are designed to educate, encourage and empower the family and friends of people living with memory loss due to dementia. You'll learn techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors, how to better navigate the practical daily needs of dementia, and much more. No cost to attend.

For more information call 304-757-4778 or email

Putnam food inspection reports available online

WINFIELD - The Putnam County Health Department is now posting food inspection reports online at the Putnam County Health Department website,

According to Nasandra Wright, director of environmental services, "Our goal is to educate the public and our permitted facilities. Posting our reports makes our system more transparent."

Rock & Gem Club invites new members

The Kanawha Rock & Gem Club invites new members and guests. Great for families, fun and educational. No major time commitment, monthly meeting on fourth Sunday. Like us on Facebook. For more information email

Community Cupboard continues service

HURRICANE - The Christian Community Cupboard continues its service to individuals and families living in Hurricane and surrounding Putnam County communities. The Cupboard distributes food and personal care items to those meeting U.S. Department of Agriculture criteria.

The Cupboard, located behind the Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church at 2843 Virginia Ave., Hurricane, is open from 10 a.m. until noon each Tuesday and Friday throughout the year. USDA food commodities are provided in accordance with federal law and USDA policy, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write Regional Civil Rights Director, USDA/ FNS, 300 Corporate Boulevard, Robbinsville, NJ 08691- 1598, or to the USDA, Director of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 202-720-5964.

Al-Anon meetings offered at St. John's

SCOTT DEPOT - If you need someone to talk to or just to listen, you are invited to Al-Anon meetings at 8 p.m. Fridays at St. John's Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. Meetings are in the lower part of the building. "Don't hesitate to attend because you feel you're a stranger; don't wait. You will find understanding, support and warmhearted people. Help is in Al-Anon," the group said in a statement. Call 304-757-7698.

Putnam Adult Learning Center is enrolling

HURRICANE - The Putnam Adult Learning Center is open for enrollment. Looking to improve your skills to obtain the new high school equivalency diploma for West Virginia? We can help. Call today to start working toward your future, 304-586-2411.

Writers' Group meets on third Thursdays

HURRICANE - A Writers' Group is meeting from 5-6:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Putnam County Library, 4219 W.Va. 34, Hurricane. The group is led by a published writer. Writers of all levels - whether previously published or aspiring to become published- are invited to this free group. Bring samples of your work for voluntary reading and group critique.


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