Hurricane Sandy broughtsnows - and were talking BIGsnows - to parts of West Virginiawith power outages galore!
And although Putnam and Ca-bell counties werent hit as hardas the upper mountain regions,officials decided to postpone
Trick-or-Treat until Thursday,November 1st.
By Thursday, children wereeager and more-than-ready to go
in search of all those treats! (Pho-tos by Justin Waybright).
November 4-5, 2012
50Cents l Volume 143 l Issue 43
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CHARLESTON In thespring of 1942, shortly afterPearl Harbor, the West VirginiaUniversity (WVU) basketballteam was invited to play in theNational Invitation Tourna-ment at Madison Square Gar-den in New York City. Theteam, though seeded eighth,stunned everyone when it wonthe tournament.
Patricia Richards McClure ofCharleston will present a talkabout that championshipteam at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov.8, in the Archives and HistoryLibrary at the Culture Center.The program is free and opento the public.
While researching materialfor biographies of veteranswhose names are inscribed onthe West Virginia Veterans Me-morial, McClure discovered anumber of relationships andcoincidences among a smallgroup of World War II veter-ans, all with connections tothe 1942 basketball team. Herlecture will focus on the un-
Finally itsTrick orTreatTime!The 1942 WVU NITChampionshipBasketball TeamTopic of Nov. 8Lecture at CultureCenter
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FIRE STRIKES HOME ONROUTE 34. PAGE 9
Seeing is Believing! Get Up,Get On, and Get Ready For TheRide Of Your Life!
Center Court from 10 a.m. 11 a.m.
Munch on cookies, sip cocoaand listen to the story of "ThePolar Express" while "The PolarExpress" pulls into HuntingtonMall's Center Court with Santato officially kick of the holidayseason. The first 100 children in
line will receive a FREE ticket toride the All Smiles Aboard trainwith Santa.
Have you been the best youcan be? Santa Claus is comingto town!
Center Court at 10 a.m.Santa will be making his
grand entrance on the "PolarExpress" a.k.a the All SmilesAboard train. He can see youwhen you are being a buddy
and when you are being a bully.So, be a buddy and make yourholiday wishes come true.
Be the Best You Can Be MallIdentity Tour
Center Court from 11 a.m. 4p.m.
When Santa arrives so will hisfriends from Sand Dusty Reef.Captain McFinn and Friendswill be at the Huntington Mallfrom 11am-4pm to give you the
tools you need to help you bethe best you can be. Check outthe variety of stations set up foryou this day:
Be the Best You Can Be andPledge Not to Be A Bully - signthe Captain McFinn andFriends Anti-Bullying pledgeand receive a FREE I'm a Buddysticker badge.
Capture Your Confidence -
Saturday,November 10th is a big day at Huntington Mall!
Eleanor Craft ShowThe annual Eleanor Craft
Show will be held on Saturday,Nov 3, 2012 9 AM 3 PM at theEleanor Fire Department build-ing. Crafters will be set up on thesecond floor, handicap accessi-ble. Lunch will be available onthe first floor. Admission is free.
If you are interested in a spaceto sell your items please contactLinda to reserve your table 304-937-3427.
Sponsored by the BuffaloNazarene Church Ladies Aide
Fire PreventionProgram planned for
Every year many families inour area are displaced from theirhomes during the holidays dueto fire. Sadly, many of these firescould have been prevented.
As a service to the community,the Kiwanis Club of Putnam willsponsor a program on "Fire Pre-vention for the Holidays" withHurricane Assistant Fire ChiefDana Spade.The program will beabout 20 minutes long and after-wards Assistant Chief Spade willanswer questions from the pub-lic.
The public is invited to attendthis free program at 6:30 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 1, at the FirstState Bank Community Room lo-cated at 3754 Teays Valley Roadin Hurricane. Use the entrance atthe rear of the building.
Art & Craft SaleLakeview Christian Church at
108 Lakeview Drive will be par-ticipating in the Hurricane CityWide Art and Craft Sale on No-vember 3, 2012, from 9 am to 3pm. Tables are $15 for 8 ft. and$10 for 6 ft, electric is included. Afew tables of each size remain.Contact Penny Casto at 304 7576427 for information and reser-vations. Hot dogs and bakedgoods for sale by ladies of thechurch.
Putnam CountySchools Developmental
ScreeningPutnam County Schools De-
velopmental Screenings will beheld on Friday, November 2,2012 at theTeaysValley Presbyte-rian Church, Teays Valley Road.
We will screen children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years for speech/lan-guage, hearing, vision, motorskills, social skills, self-help andcognition Please call 586-0500ext 1154, to schedule an appoint-ment.
Clay Center PresentsHello, Dolly!
Co-presented with CharlestonLight Opera Guild, Hello, Dolly!will be presented on Friday &Saturday, November 2 & 3, 7:30pm and Sunday, November 4, at2 pm.
Follow meddlesome widowDolly Levi as she strives to playmatchmaker and bring romanceto several couples, as well as her-self, in this beloved internationalclassic.
Alzheimer AssociationSupport Group
Meeting first Wednesday ofevery month at 12:30 at Home-town Senior Center.
This meeting is for the care-givers of the Alzheimer patients.
This is a great opportunity forfamily members to get some in-formation and support concern-ing your loved ones. Everythingis confidential.
Hometown Senior Center is lo-cated at 100 First Ave. N. inHometown.
If you need directions call 304-586-2745. Please feel free to at-tend.
Charleston Coin Clubannounces
Annual Coin ShowThe Charleston Coin Club
would like to announce their an-nual Coin Show to be held No-vember 3rd and 4th at theCharleston Civic Center,Charleston,WV.The show will beheld between the hours of 10a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.There is no admission fee. Deal-ers from WV, OH, and KY will bein attendance to buy, sell, andtrade coins, paper money, goldjewelry, and coal mine scrip andWest Virginia Tokens.
The Charleston Coin Clubmeets the third Tuesday of eachmonth at the Kanawha CityCommunity Center. The meet-
ings start at 7 p.m. The public isinvited to attend these meetings.For more information about theupcoming Coin Show or aboutclub meetings, you can call 304-727-4062 or visit websitewww.kvcc.eznetway.com for in-formation about all the coinclubs that meet in the KanawhaValley.
Call for Crafters!!!Come share your talents
Cross Lanes Methodist ChurchCraft Day and Bake Sale Satur-day, November 3rd, 9 am 2 pm.Space - $20.00. Space with table- $25.00.
Event also includes AnnualHealth Fair, sponsored by theWomans Club of Cross Lanes.
For more information andtable reservations, call church of-fice 304-776-3081 or 304-776-1362.
Winfield Lions Clubbuilding Available to Rent
TheWinfield Lions Club build-ing is available to rent for show-ers, birthday parties and otherfunctions. Overlooking theKanawha River, with an outdoorgrilling area and picnic spaceavailable, the building is air-con-ditioned, has a complete kitchenand seats up to 50. For rates andmore information, call 304-755-5539.
Mothers ofPreschoolers Meet on
WednesdaysMothers of Preschoolers meet
from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on thefirst and third Wednesdays ofeach month. September throughMay. Meetings are held at GoodShepherd Baptist Church, be-hind Scott Teays ElementarySchool. For more informationplease call 304-757-7621.
Polio Survivors SupportGroup Meetings
The WV Chapter of Polio Sur-vivors Support Group meets atnoon every second Saturday atCAMC Teays Valley Hospital.Meetings are held in the Confer-ence Room, which is locatednext to the cafeteria. For moreinformation please call 304-736-6325.
Eleanor CityCouncil Meeting
1st and 3rd Thursday of themonth at Town Hall. Meetingsbegin at 7:30 p.m.
In the Art Gallery at theClay Center
Gallery Divided - A Head-to-Head Matchup Between Mar-shall & WVU Art Faculty - onlythrough November 11
The art gallery is neutralground for the Mountaineersand Thundering Herd as the cre-ative minds of each school's artfaculty compete.
St. Francis BingoSt. Francis Church at 525 Hol-
ley Street, St. Albans holds Bingoevery Monday evening begin-ning with Early Birds at 5pm.Concessions are available.Please call (304) 727-3033 formore information.
2013 Pool Discounts(25% off Wave Pool and
County Pool Passes)Now December 21, 2012This Holiday Season the Put-
nam County Parks & RecreationCommission is giving a 25% dis-count on 2013 Season Passes. AGreat Stocking Stuffer!
To purchase Season Passescontact the Putnam CountyParks and Recreation Office byDecember 21 at 562-0518 Ext. 10.
Nitro SeniorCitizen Center
The Nitro Senior Center, Sec-ond Avenue and 21st Street, isopen from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. week-days. Lunch is served at 11:30a.m. All seniors are invited tovisit, have lunch, play pool orcards, use exercise machines andenjoy other activities. For thoseneeding a ride, the senior van isavailable by calling 304-755-5502before 9 a.m.
An autoimmune supportgroups meets on the first andthird Mondays of each month atnoon. The meeting is held in theupper level of the SeptemberHouse located beside Cross
Roads United Methodist Church,850 Norway Avenue, Hunting-ton. For additional information,call Carolyn Hopper at 781-7434or Kimberly Marcum at 736-4957.
Hurricane VFWAuxiliary #9097